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EMC News – The Carleton Place Mitten Art Project will be on display on a national level come fall. The Communities In Bloom (CiB) National Award Ceremony and Symposium on Parks and Grounds at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa in October will have the mittens on display in the foyer and during a special presentation to delegates from Canada, England, Japan, United States and Ireland. Carleton Place itself will also be featured, as it will have a display in a highly visible location to promote the town. The theme this year is ‘Showcasing Our Four Seasons’ and the event has a celebration and an educational component. The mittens will be featured during the educational component with Alexandria, Ontario and Wood Buffalo, Alberta, who will each make presentations for being finalists for the Municipal Word Winter Life Award last year. Founding president of Communities in Bloom Raymond Carrière said the Mitten Art Project is an excellent example of a winter project and a model to follow. “It’s not only the result but the entire journey, the process of engagement with volunteers, youth and local businesses,” said Carrière who was in Carleton Place on Thursday, Jan. 17 to tour the display. “This is not just words but actions, I found the project fascinating. It’s very interesting and a lot of communities will learn about it.” The mitten art project started last year with 76 paintedwood mittens being displayed throughout Carleton Place. This year 24 larger mittens were added to Bridge Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Coleman Street and Market Square. The program is a partnership between Carleton Place in Bloom, Arts Carleton Place, the Business Improvement Association, the Town of Carleton Place and local businesses. During Carrière’s visit he was able to see first hand the mittens on display and learn more about the program. “What I liked about the walk is I got to see the mittens. It’s a good blend of professionalism and day-to-day art,” said Carrière. “You can see it (downtown) is a dynamic area and down home at the same time.” Carleton Place mayor Wendy LeBlanc called it an honour to have Carrière visit the town and

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Carleton Place mayor Wendy LeBlanc, founding president of Communities in Bloom Raymond Carrière and Carleton Place Carleton Place in Bloom chair Debby Lytle stand under Elsie Campbell’s cardinal Mitten Art on Bridge Street during a tour of the mitten display in downtown on Thursday, Jan. 17. have the mittens showcased. “The most important thing is the partnerships that we have developed with the town, the BIA, the horticultural society, Arts in Carleton Place and many local businesses,” said LeBlanc. “It has certainly brought interest to the downtown core, it’s a real community gathering spot.” Carleton Place in Bloom chair Debby Lytle thought the tour was a terrific opportunity for the town. “To find out the president is

excited about what we are doing in our small town is fabulous,” said Lytle. “It’s a real community effort and it’s nice to have something colourful in the downtown.” Lytle is excited to see the program grow in the future and hopes that homeowners will get involved next year with mittens. The partnerships developed continue to grow as it was announced during the event that the inaugural Arts and Garden

tour will take place in Carleton Place on July 6. Although planning is still in the early stages it will highlight the five senses with food tasting, visual/ performing arts, gardens and more. Founded in 1995, CiB is a Canadian non-profit organization that fosters friendly competition between Canadian communities to beautify their civic spaces. Carleton Place has been a member since 1997.

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EMC News – Certain things, such as parks, recreation and culture define a community. The Town of Mississippi Mills wants residents’ voices to be heard and have an impact on what parks and recreational activities are developed. The town is currently in the process of developing a recreation master plan, which will guide the strategic provisions of recreational programs, facilities, parkland and open space within the municipality to the year 2023. One of the steps in the process is a survey: one for the public and the other for key stakeholders. Calvin Murphy, recreation coordinator for the Town of Mississippi Mills, encourages residents to complete and return the survey. “We need to hear from the people who are using our facilities, parks and taking part in our programs,” said Murphy. “They are a huge part of this process and we need their input. Together with community input we are hoping to come up with a plan for the next 10 years on how we deliver our services.” In November 2012, Stantec Consulting Ltd. was hired to complete the plan and it is working on behalf of the town to administer the survey. The public survey is posted on the town website (click on news/public notices/recreation survey) or hard copies are available at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham, Almonte Community Centre, Almonte Old Town Hall, the municipal office and both the Almonte and Pakenham Libraries. The public survey needs to be returned to the town by Feb. 8 and the stakeholder survey is due by Feb. 15. For more information, contact Murphy by calling 613-256-1077, ext. 24.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters to offer Wii bowling in Perth Feb. 23 EMC News – There has been a lot of interest in a new twist to an old theme as Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County dusts off the bowling balls in preparation of their 33rd annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids fundraiser in Perth, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, taking place Feb. 23. Despite the Perth bowling alley closing last year, the show will go on… at the Civitan Club in Perth. How, you may wonder? “We’re having Wii bowling in Perth and there has been a lot of interest in it,” says Jennifer Miller, executive director at BBBS. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’re already filling up.” Played on a Nintendo game console, bowlers will use a remote control and through simulation, will compete against others in this video game. And the funky bowling shoes are not required. When BBBS first heard that the bowling lanes in Perth would not be available, they were a little shell shocked. “We just kind of looked at each other and thought, what in the world would we do?” Miller said. “We felt like we were pushed off the cliff and once we figured it out, the response has been great.” People are excited, she added. Participants still have the option of traditional bowling in Smiths Falls or Carleton Place, but if they want to try some Wii action, the Civitan is the place to go. And the bar will be open, said Civitan member Ken Fournier. It was an easy decision to offer the club to the Big Brothers Big Sisters, he added. “They’re a great community group and we are able to help with the space needed. It’s also accessible and there is ample parking, Miller added. With only a couple weeks into their campaign request for teams, they are at 60 per cent. “We have a goal of $70,000. We don’t want to set it too high, even though we raised over $80,000 last year. That was an awesome turnout.” There were 650 bowlers at the three centres last year with Smiths Falls having

the largest number of participants at 315. Perth raised the most money at $31,000 while Smiths Falls and Carleton Place each reached the $25,000 mark. Perth had 210 participants and Carleton Place had 197. “There is definitely a friendly rivalry going on between the three towns,” Miller said. “It’s such a great day. We have a lot of fun and really ramp up the competition.” All money raised goes directly to programming. The annual budget for BBBS is $350,000; this tournament is the largest fundraiser, brining in 23 per cent. As a United Way agency, they receive another $21,000. The two thrift stores, curling, golf and through regular donations, they were able to provide programming for 347 children in Lanark County last year.

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Lanark County Interval House says thank you to community Each donation and show of support means so much more than just its monetary value. Every event, toy drive, and discussion about donating to or supporting the shelter is a highly effective way of shedding light on an often “invisible� tragedy. Every act of charity for the shelter sends a message to abused women that they are not alone, that their community cares, and that help is out there for them. This is a potent message of

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EMC News – Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) is extending a sincere thank you to the wonderful community members, volunteers, groups and organizations in Lanark County as well as Lanark County Council for their tremendous generosity and support during the past year. While every holiday season brings out the best in our community, this year the help provided by the community increased over past years. These unprecedented levels of donations, funding, and volunteering were a truly timely gift given the particular challenges the shelter faced in 2012. With a higher than usual projected annual deficit as a result of increasing demand for service and ever increasing expenses while entering into the fourth year of a funding freeze, the additional support was sorely needed and deeply appreciated. The year 2012 was a difficult time for many. Economic hardships, job uncertainties, increased cost of utilities, food, and gas and other stressors affected so many in our community yet it is exactly these challenging times that allow our true colours to show. For LCIH staff and abused women and children in Lanark County, those true colours were a welcome sight. The 24-hour emergency shelter is only one of many critical services provided by the LCIH. Hundreds more families are supported through outreach services. The Sexual Assault Support Program assists women through one of the most difficult things they will ever face. The Public Education Program is a proven essential component of preventing violence by providing much needed information about abuse and resources available in our community. The youth violence prevention project, Truth for Rural Youth (also known as TRY Lanark County) is also run by LCIH and is a crucial factor in breaking the generational cycle of abuse, educating about healthy re-

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Local theatres very active as they kick off new year, productions EMC Entertainment – Well, welcome all to 2013 and a brand new theatre season in our part of the world! First off, as part of their Songs From the Valley series, the Perth Studio Theatre presents ‘Strings and Things’ – Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything. Songs From the Valley is an annual collaborative fundraiser between Perth’s Studio Theatre and the Stewart Park Festival, showcasing the very best musicians from the Ottawa Valley and Beyond. First up is worldbeat violinist/composer Jaron Freeman-Fox. Freemon-Fox’s music dances the fine line between “the beautiful and the ridiculous,” fusing his Celtic and bluegrass roots with Indian classical music and jazz. Show time/date is Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets for Songs From the Valley 2013 are just $25 per show or $65 for all three. Tickets are available from any Stewart Park Festival board member for cash or cheque (please contact Sue at 613-267-7902 and they can also be secured by debit or credit card from Tickets Please (39 Foster St. in Perth). Call 613-485-6434 or www.ticketsplease.ca). Next up, The Full Circle Theatre (FCT) presents 2women productions, surely by now eastern Ontario and western Quebec’s leading storytelling company, which brings its latest production to the FCT stage at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Following in the footsteps of Jane Eyre and so many others, Jan Gregory explores the deep and hidden world of family secrets in her presentation of ‘Ask Me No Questions.’ Tickets are $18 in advance from Tickets Please (www.ticketsplease.ca) or $20 at the door. Studio Theatre Productions then comes to their stage with ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ a hilarious new musical by Rachael Sheinkin, directed by C. Lee Bates. A fun, quirky show if ever there was one – revisit your school days as you may or may not remember them! A cast of very talented grown-ups will present the adult version, which has some language and mature content, with a second cast of just-as- talented high school students doing the family-friendly version. The adult version runs Feb. 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The equally-entertaining family version runs Feb. 16, 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the Book Nook, $22 from Tickets Please, or available at the door. BarnDoor Productions presents ‘Arms And The Man,’ George Bernard Shaw’s first big hit and one of his most controversial. Set during a war between Serbia and Bulgaria in 1885, it’s the story of a romantic young Bulgarian woman whose ideals are upset by the arrival in her bedroom of an enemy soldier, fleeing from her countrymen’s wrath. His level-headed pragma-

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EMC News – You’d expect a conversation about a drought to be, well, dry, but Steve D’Eon, brought the funny, promising a discussion on “50 Shades of Green or Brown.” D’Eon, of the Forest Stewardship Committee of Renfrew County, knew that he needed to start off with some levity because, when it comes to things like forests, agriculture, ecosystems and wells, the news was far from a laughing matter. “The worst time to have a drought is in the spring,” said D’Eon. “And that is when we had it. An average drought is not as bad as a spring drought.” D’Eon was speaking at the conference “Drought of 2012: Impacts and Lessons Learned in the Mississippi Valley Watershed,” at the Almonte Old Town Hall, on Jan. 12, hosted by the Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County and the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority. The long-term effects on trees of the 2012 drought will likely be felt on the area’s forest some time to come. D’Eon pointed to statistics his group had accumulated which showed that for last year’s proper plant rate of 95 per cent, there was only a 24 per cent survival for trees planted in 2012, representing a loss of about $150,00. “Height growth is determined by the previous year’s conditions,” said D’Eon, so some of the stunted growth will not be seen until the end of summer 2014. “I suspect you will see a decline in height growth.” However, he urged attendees to, literally, see the forest for the trees, and vice versa. “Forests are different from trees. Forests are re-

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Steve D’Eon of the Forest Stewardship Committee of Renfrew County spoke of the impact on forestry of the drought of 2012 during the “Drought of 2012: Impacts and Lessons Learned in the Mississippi Valsilient,” he said. “Forests are more than just trees. The resource is the site, trees are the crop.” Other crops in the area did poorly too. If 1972 was the wettest year in living memory for Steve Moore of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, then 2012 was definitely the driest. “This is the worst, at the other end, I have seen,” said Moore. “Renfrew County got hit heavy, early on. We saw a lot of wells dry early, in July.”

While they were wellintentioned in their efforts, Moore noted that some local fire departments poured water down wells, only to have the water evaporate into the dry earth within a day or so. But even at this, just how hard the drought hit varied widely on just where in eastern Ontario you were. He noted that in places like Richmond, fields were seeing close to average yields, while areas like Mississippi Mills and Renfrew County were harder hit. “Corn should be fence high by the first of July,”

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Moore recalled of the old saying. Even for corn that did survive, there were other consequences. “Whenever corn is under stress, that leads to higher nitrates,” said Moore. Many farmers tested their grain so as to double check that they were not unintentionally poisoning their cattle. Cattle, though they did not know any better, were making the situation worse, by chewing grass right down to nothing, and for cattle that did survive the drought, they did not put as much weight on as in other years since “this year there was a lot of time spent walking back to the water (trough).” The drought taught many people some hard lessons, and opened up many eyes that water conservation and management will likely have to change. “What if this keeps on keeping on?” wondered Moore. “We may have to change to drought-resistant varieties of crops. It’s been done all over the world. We’ve been blessed that it hasn’t been a huge issue here for us.” He also urged more economical use of water in future. See DROUGHT page 7

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WINTER DRIVING CAMPAIGN FOR 2013

CAUTION: Winter Ahead

BELOW YOU WILL FIND MANY FACTS AND TIPS TO ASSIST YOU DURING WINTER DRIVING TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY ACCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING. PLEASE READ AND BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

Don’t expect clear and dry summer highway conditions in the winter The Ministry of Transportation and its highway maintenance contractors work hard to keep Ontario’s highways clear and open to traffic during the winter. However, severe storms can exceed their ability to keep highways free of snow and ice. This may be caused by the amount of snow, timing or duration of the storm, high winds, freezing rain or a combination of all of these factors.

SLOW DOWN ❄ Always drive according to weather and road conditions. The posted speed limit is intended for ideal road conditions – in poor conditions, reduce your speed. ❄ Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid having to brake suddenly. Increase your following distance on wet and slippery surfaces to allow more time to stop. ❄ Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and postpone or cancel your trip if the weather does not improve.

STAY ALERT ❄ Winter weather conditions can change quickly, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. ❄ Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles around you. ❄ Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested before your trip.

STAY IN CONTROL

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Peter Stanton of Stanton Drilling Inc., shows off a well-point, a type of well, during his speech on the implications for groundwater and wells of the drought of 2012.

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“Farming has been pretty tough forever,” said Moore. “But these last few years have been tougher than ever,” from the BSE crisis with Canadian cattle, to children not wanting to continue on with the family, to last year’s drought. But Moore was cautiously optimistic about the future of farming in the area. “Tipping points? I don’t know,” he said. “Crops have a tipping point. People, I don’t know. Everyone has a stressor point.” He did point to the Ontario Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative which helped transport crops and livestock during the hard times last year. “Thank goodness for Hay East,” Moore said, though he added that the exact numbers for the amount of crops lost to the drought has yet to be fully calculated. For Shawn Thompson of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the seeds of the summer drought can be found in the previous winter of 2011-12.

“We had no snow last year, which I gauge by the number of times I had to shovel my driveway, and it wasn’t many, thank goodness,” said Thompson. March 2012 was also pretty warm. As he looked at March’s temperatures, Thompson found himself saying, “This isn’t good.” Sadly, he was prophetic in his outlook. “If there is no more coming in and a lot flowing out, eventually, it will dry out,” he said, noting that a local lake where he used to moor his boat now required him to schlep through 50 feet of muck to reach the shore. “A lot of this started in 2011, it started to get dry,” Thompson said. “(But) things are starting to come back. We’ve got nice snow loads and some precipitation. Only time will tell.” As for the Mississippi River, he noted cautiously that “the river is at the norm, but the other contributors are not. I’ve seen the bottoms of wetlands that I’ve never seen the bottom of for

nearly 30 years.” Peter Stanton of Stanton Drilling Inc. revealed that about 90 per cent of wells in the area are drilled well that are sunk into bedrock, which were the least likely to be affected in a drought, but that the depths of the well can vary in different parts of the area. The average well depth in Carleton Place could be between 50 and 60 feet, while places like Carp, Clayton and Lanark can range from four to 500 feet deep, gushing up water from a rate of 1 gallon per minute to hundreds of gallons per minute. “The biggest number of calls we had in the last year were, thankfully, the more shallow wells,” said Stanton. Lately, “older wells have had to be replaced by deeper wells.” Stanton said that he drought has had the largest effect on the quantity and quality of well water in the area. “The water levels will drop,” he said. “They will recoup. The drilled wells will recover.”

❄ Make sure you know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions. ❄ Be familiar with your braking system and know how it reacts on snow and ice. ❄ Keep your headlights on all the time - don’t rely on daytime running lights. Low beams are more effective than high beams in fog or heavy snow conditions. ❄ Never use cruise control in winter weather. ❄ Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to react to your actions. Check your rearview and side mirrors, and always check the blind spots before changing lanes. ❄ Avoid sudden moves by anticipating turns or lane changes. Abrupt changes in direction or slamming on the brakes could cause you to lose control. ❄ Remember that bridges and overpasses may be slippery even when other sections of the highway are not. ❄ Avoid braking on curves by driving through them at a safe, steady speed. ❄ Accelerate slightly when approaching a hill and maintain a steady speed going up. ❄ Take your foot off the brake if your vehicle begins to skid and steer in the direction you want to go. Remember your vehicle generally goes where you are looking. When the wheels regain their grip, brake firmly and smoothly.

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS… Tires marked with the snowflake and mountain peaks meet the requirements for excellent snow traction performance. They are designed for driving in snowy conditions. ❄ It’s recommended you install four winter tires, even on front-wheel drive vehicles, for better traction, braking and control in slippery and snowy conditions. ❄ Check the condition of your tires and their air pressure regularly. A tire can lose one pound of air pressure for every five-degree drop in temperature. Ê UÊÊÊۜˆ`Ê “ˆÝˆ˜}Ê ÌˆÀiÃÊ œvÊ `ˆvviÀi˜ÌÊ ÌÀi>`Ê «>ÌÌiÀ˜Ã]Ê construction types and sizes. Replace any that are damaged or have worn tread surfaces.

THINGS TO DO: Do your part to keep our highways safe this winter by planning ahead and always driving according to weather and road conditions. And travel safely around snowplows to make it easier for maintenance crews to clear snow and ice from our roads as quickly and efficiently as possible. Before you drive and during your trip, check weather forecasts and road reports regularly. If there is a weather warning or reports of poor visibility and driving conditions, delay your trip until conditions improve or postpone it if you need to. Do your part to keep our highways safe this winter by planning ahead and always driving according to weather and road conditions. And travel safely around snowplows to make it easier for maintenance crews to clear snow and ice from our roads as quickly and efficiently as possible.

REMEMBER: ❄ Watch your speed. You may be going faster than you think. If you are, reduce your speed gradually. ❄ Leave a safe braking distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. ❄ Remain calm and patient. ❄ If you become stuck or stranded in severe weather, stay with your vehicle for warmth and safety until help arrives. Ê UÊÊÊ-ˆ}…̏Þʜ«i˜Ê>Ê܈˜`œÜÊvœÀÊÛi˜Ìˆ>̈œ˜°Ê Ê UÊÊÊ,՘ÊޜÕÀÊi˜}ˆ˜iÊë>Àˆ˜}Þ°Ê Ê UÊÊÊ1ÃiÊޜÕÀÊi“iÀ}i˜VÞÊy>ÅiÀÃ°Ê ❄ Be prepared and carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle that includes items such as a flashlight, warm blankets, extra clothing, winter boots, and nonperishable energy foods. A candle and matches can generate heat and keep you warm while waiting for help if you do become stranded. ❄ A severe or long storm may delay the clearing of highways, even with the best efforts of road crews. ❄ It may take up to eight hours for plows or sanders to begin servicing ramps and low-volume highways. ❄ Extreme weather may result in closing the highway.

Winter Tires … right for the season Are your tires the right ones for winter driving? Do you drive where there’s a lot of snow? The condition and type of tires you use are important for safety. If you are like most vehicle owners, you probably have “all-season” tires on your vehicle. While they are designed to handle most driving conditions, they may not be suitable in heavy snow.

Proper tires do make a difference for your safety! WIDE OR HI-PERFORMANCE TIRES

Unless designed for snow, traction is limited in snowy conditions.

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Deeper tread and a more flexible rubber compound. Best for snow, slush and on ice, as well as wet and dry roads in colder temperatures.

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What to Do in an Emergency If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle for safety and warmth. Wait for help to arrive. If you are in an area with cell phone service and have a cell phone, call for help. Remember, dialing 911 on your cell phone will connect you with the emergency services contact centre in the area. Be careful if you have to get out of your vehicle when on the shoulder of a busy road. If possible, use the door away from traffic and make sure you are visible to other drivers. Use your emergency flashers, flares, or a Call Police sign. Run your engine sparingly and be careful of exhaust fumes. Check to make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of drifting snow before running the engine. Slightly open a window away from the wind to have a continuous supply of fresh air. In blizzard conditions, especially overnight, make sure one person stays awake as help could take some time to arrive. Maintain circulation by moving your feet, hands and arms.

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Television could be improved with better funding: reader DEAR EDITOR: EMC Lifestyle – Mr. Jeff Maguire, in his ‘Reflections’ column in the Jan. 17 issue about television, complains about the lack of quality programming on Canadian television today. Although he mentions TVO in passing, his solution is to watch British and American programming on American Public Broadcasting. Mr. Maguire does not say anything about quality Canadian programming which would be available to all Canadians. By not mentioning the CBC, he, perhaps unwittingly, is promoting the agenda of the Harper government which is keen to privatize the CBC. If we want to keep the CBC, then we have to defend it so that it can keep on producing important relevant programming such as the documentary series the 8th Fire. In the last federal election, the Conservatives promised that they would maintain or

increase funding to the CBC. Instead, they cut the budget of the CBC. It is true that we are in a period of fiscal restraint. However, as Mr. Maguire points out, we are inundated by “drivel” American TV. If we are to maintain our Canadian identity in the face of programming coming from a country 10 times as big as we are, we need a strong CBC. Mr. Maguire seems to favour a model where we get our programming from American TV. He does not seem to be as keen on the CBC since his “saving grace” is U.S.-based public broadcasting. I don’t think the small population of Canada could support a similar model. I think the best way to get quality Canadian programming is to improve the CBC by giving it adequate funding. Wolfe Erlichman Godfrey

EMC Editorial – Protecting your privacy and your identity online has become a new trend and concern with the insurgence of social networking sites and online fraud. In a news release earlier this year from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario, some suggestions were made about New Year’s resolutions and protecting our online privacy. Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, advised folks for the year ahead to review their social network and the privacy settings on those networks. Some sites and applications add data such as time, and geographic information to where photos were taken. This allows anyone to know where you are and keep track of your whereabouts. Not only is this a safety hazard for adults, but youth as well who are exploring the world wide web. “Think before you click” – once you put it out there it is online for good. Consider who will be reading it, who can see it and about the future ramifications of putting that information out there. Identity thieves thrive on those who lay out their entire lives online. Perhaps think about your future employment as well. If it’s online, your future boss may be looking you up. Dr. Cavoukian also suggests considering the who, what, when, where and why of providing your personal information. Think about the websites you are visiting and why they need the information they are seeking. And perhaps just how much information they really do need. Think about who will have access to your information, such as address or credit card number, why they want it and what it will be used for. Once the information has been used for the purpose you were seeking – what will happen to it? Will it be stored somewhere? Ensure you protect your accounts and information with passwords that are out of the ordinary – but ones you will remember. And remember to always read the fine print, the conditions of any site or application you may be using. And the finer details of services you sign up for. Sometimes, according to the information from Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario, there are hidden clauses seeking permission to share your data with other agencies. Protect your online information as you would protect your own wallet or purse. Never take for granted that your information is safe online.

Marguirite’s curls were definitely store bought EMC News - Something was amiss at the Northcote School. First of all, Marguirite sneaked in like she had just been caught with her hand in the cookie jar! She usually made a grand entrance so that everyone could get a good look at whatever fancy outfit she had worn that day, but not only did she come in just as Miss Crosby rang the nine o’clock bell, she wore a wool toque and made no move to take it off. Hats in school were strictly forbidden! She went right up to Miss Crosby’s desk and whispered in her ear. Miss Crosby looked at the hat, made a gre sigh, and nodded towards Marguirite’s desk. Every eye was on the young girl who didn’t have a friend in the entire Northcote School as she meekly took her seat! Well! If that didn’t just tie it! She was going to be allowed to wear her hat in school!

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None of us would dare be so bold. Even the boys, the second they walked in the door, removed their caps and hung them on a hook at the back of the room. At recess Joyce, Velma and I got in a huddle to discuss this latest caper, and none of us could imagine why Marguirite, who took such pride in her golden curls would choose to hide them under a toque! We all knew Marguirite, who thought she was a dead ringer for Shirley Temple, got those curls from Ducharmes’ Beauty Parlour, and the golden hair right out of a bottle of dye from Ritza’s Drug Store

in Renfrew! Even the boys at the Northcote School noticed the toque. Cecil made some snide remarks, and jabbed Emerson in the ribs, but that day that’s about all the attention they gave to Marguirite... there were more important things to do at recess, like pouring water from the pump on the small square of ice behind the schoolhouse. Miss Crosby rang the bell, and recess was over, and when we went inside, Marguirite’s head was still covered. Well, it was lunch time, and we all knew it wouldn’t be long before either Cecil or Emerson would get to the bottom of

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Marguirite’s hat in school. We were allowed to eat inside on winter days, but the second the last mouthful was down, we headed outside to play...either on the small patch of ice, or on the excuse for a hill that the senior boys had built up by piling snow over the wood fence at the back of the yard. Out of the corner of my eye I could see Emerson and Cecil whispering and the look they both had on their faces spelt trouble! With one fell-swoop they tore past Marguirite and Cecil made a dive for the toque and they never stopped running until they reached the patch of ice at the back of the schoolhouse! Marguirite looked like she had been shot with a gun. She stood frozen on the spot. Finally, we could all see why the toque never left her head. Right down the back, where there should have been

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a cascade of golden curls, was a streak of orange hair, and it was as straight as a stick! She clamped her hand over the spot, and ran into the schoolhouse like someone possessed! Before our lunch hour was over, Miss Crosby rang the big brass bell, and we knew Cecil and Emerson were in for it. They had no idea where they had dropped the toque. My youngest brother Earl was sent out to look for it. The two culprits, without asking, knew what was coming. Without even being asked, they went up to Miss Crosby’s desk and held out a hand. She brought the strap down with a thunder that could be heard in Admaston. They boys never flinched. They got far worse fighting each other in the back yard. Earl got the toque, covered with snow, and handed it to Marguirite, who by this time was crying great running

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tears, wiping her eyes with one hand, and covering the offending spot at the back of her head with the other. Marguirite always wanted everyone to believe she was born with the golden hair, with the curls to match. That day, everyone at the Northcote School knew different. But the incident was soon forgotten, and Marguirite’s mother must have made a fast trip into Renfrew that day, because when Marguirite walked into the classroom the next day, her head was a mass of golden curls. We had no idea how her mother got rid of the orange streak, but Joyce, Velma and I were pretty sure she had to cut it out with a pair of scissors. Joyce, the most kind hearted of the three of us thought we should all feel sorry for the girl, and maybe tell her so. But when we took a vote between the three of us, Joyce lost.

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Were you expecting a Christmas card from Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic? By LAURIE WEIR ljweir@metroland.com

EMC Business – Did you expect a Christmas card last month from Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic? Instead of holiday greetings, the trio at the clinic decided to shake it up a little during the most recent holiday season. Instead of Christmas greetings, they decided to donate the cost of cards and postage to two Lanark County causes totally $2,000. “We wanted to do something different and decided that we weren’t going to send out cards this year and to make a donation to Lanark County Dignity House and LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society),� said Dr. Mark Czubak. His colleagues, Dr. Frazer Smith and office administrator Ellen Bennett

agreed that it was an easy decision between themselves and their 1,500 clients. “Giving to Dignity House and the animal shelter were two of the organizations that many of our clients helped choose,� said Bennett. Each organization received a donation of $1,000. Colin Sangster, Dignity House secretary, said it was a wonderful gift that will be used to support the day hospice programming. LAWS shelter manager Nicole Lapratte-Patry says they’re always thankful for community donations and the money will help with day to day expenses in the care of the animals. As for future greetings in the mail, Bennett says clients of Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic will still receive birthday cards.

The staff at Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic donated $1,000 each to two Lanark County organizations, in lieu of sending out Christmas greetings last year. Pictured are the clinic’s chiropractors Dr. Frazer Smith, left, and Dr. Mark Czubak, who presented funds to, second from left, Nicole Lapratte-Patry of LAWS and Dignity House Hospice representatives, Barbara and Colin Sangster. Photo by LAURIE WEIR

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SATURDAY JAN 26, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM 1229 Armstrong Road, Perth – $259,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

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EVELYN LEE REALTY LTD BROKERAGE Broker of Record

1 Main Street West, Smiths Falls 613-205-0999

613-284-7277 EN OP USE HO

eleerealty@gmail.ca

www.evelynlee.ca EN OP USE HO

Saturday, January 26, 11 am-12 pm 346 Poonamalie Road, RR#3 $192,500 MLS: 853962

Saturday, January 26 - 1-2pm 22 Bay Rd., Lombardy $289,000 MLS# 850477 EN OP USE HO

Sunday, January 27 - 11 am-12 pm 84 Lavinia Street, Smiths Falls $199,500 MLS: 848212

Sunday, January 27, 1-2 pm 20 Anderson Street, Smiths Falls $142,900 MLS: 849940

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65 Bacchus Island Rd., RR#1 $242,900 MLS: 855266

868 Kitley Line 1 Rd., Jasper $425,000 MLS: 849392

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613-264-0123 1-800-552-7242 SETTLEMENT REALTY

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OPEN HOUSE SAT JAN 26, 1-2 PM 168 Chambers Street $137,500 Investment opportunity. This duplex offers a 1 bedroom on lower level and 2 bedroom upper, features new roof, and improvements throughout and freshly painted. Clean slate, choose your own tenants, set your rents, and build equity!! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 cathie-mccabe@coldwellbanker.ca

OPEN HOUSE SAT JAN 26 2:30-3:30 PM 27 King Street, Smiths Falls $119,900 Spacious 3 bedroom in quiet neighbourhood with loads of potential. Larger kitchen, living and dinning room, front and side porches, just needs alittle TLC and waiting for a growing family… priced to sell!! MLS#838814 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 www.cathie-mccabe@coldwellbanker.ca Julia Scotland 613-390-0401 www.julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca

OPEN HOUSE SUN JAN 27, 1-2 PM 57 Harvey Street

Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 cathie-mccabe@coldwellbanker.ca Julia Scotland 613-284-6263 julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca

1213 Carroll Road $329,900 Immaculate, spacious, beautiful lot with pond and close to town, what more could you ask for? This is a 5 bedroom home with open concept, double garage and workshop, pool and hot tub. Don’t miss the open house this weekend. See you there! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 cathie-mccabe@coldwellbanker.ca

NEW PRICE

BEST LOCATION IN PERTH!

$229,900 – Backing onto the Tay River just across from Stewart Park, this 2 storey home offers 3 bedrooms, living and dining area with large bright country kitchen. This is a perfect starter home, or retirement home with a detached garage and lots of storage area for your garden toys. Off the back of the home is a room with wonderful sunroom potential to sit and watch the water roll buy, Walking distance to downtown Perth, this is a sweet home to make your own!

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Perth Condo

PERFECT AT HOME BUSINESS OR HOBBIEST

$249,500

1210 DRUMMOND CON 1 RD. $264,000 If you are looking for a super location to run a home business, have room for hobbies or just want extra space to work at stuff in a great sized garage, then this is the place for you. Just minutes to Perth on paved road. Outbuildings/garages are exceptional, high ceilings, tall garage doors, concrete floors, insulated. Oil furnace heats 2 areas with 9 ft door plus separate uninsulated space with two 9 foot doors (sloped roof). Kennel/hen house with fenced area, open-ended storage plus drive-thru shed for 4 wheeler/sled. 1152 Sq. Ft. House is in good condition, open concept living, dining & kitchen area, 3 good sized bedrms, 4 pce bath/laundry on m/fl, mostly finished family rm w/pine wainscotting, office, 4th bedrm & utility on lower level, natural gas line at front of property line. 24 ft above ground pool, loads of parking & room to turn around. MLS# 091991901004308 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1213 www.sherisells.ca

OPEN HOUSE SUN JAN 27, 1:00-2:30 PM

Gorgeous 2 bedroom, ground floor condo in Tay Terrace boasts patio doors opening onto a deck facing the river and a parklike setting. From the moment you enter the spacious foyer and wander down the wide hallway, you will be charmed by the tasteful decor, hardwood/ceramic flooring, spacious living area, separate dining room, in-suite laundry, kitchen upgrades. MLS#839587

Norene Allan 613-812--0407, Christian Allan 613-207-0834

BE IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF! Perfect location on the corner of the 2 main streets in historic Perth - well known and established card and gift shop in business 27 years and in the same location for about 20 years - great window frontage, signage & display opportunities turnkey. Call for details and showings. MLS#855237 Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

NEW PRICE

OUT OF TOWN $279,000 Gorgeous 98 wooded acre property with the Indian River running through it in the rolling hills of Lanark Highlands. Wellmaintained 3 bedroom home plus 14'x25' detached garage and small shed. Large bright living room with beautiful hardwood flooring and wood stove. Kitchen features solid maple cabinets and 2nd wood stove; updated 4 piece bath and laundry room, new roof installed summer 2012, a concrete pad is located next to garage and ready to build on with its own hydro, septic and well installed. This property is divided in two parcels. The 90 acre parcel has all one would look for in groomed trails, small river, high lookout hill, ideal hunting, beautiful scenery, great mixture of hardwood and softwood bush, and lots of wildlife plus a separate 8 acre parcel. This property also abuts hundreds of acres of Crown Land. Oral Petty 613-264-0123 MLS#848489

1330 Old Brooke Rd. $104,000 – Great, well priced starter home - 1.5 storey, 3 bedroom home is located in Brooke just 13 kilometres west of Perth off Highway 7 - lots of nice features including main floor laundry, updated 4 piece bath with jacuzzi tub, eat-in kitchen, large dining room adn good sized living room - 3 bedrooms and good hall storage on the 2nd floor - 2 new oil stoves heat the house - maintenance free exterior with aluminum soffit & fascia, vinyl siding, all vinyl thermopane windows & steel doors - shingles on main house were replaced after the ice storm in 1998 & on the back addition in 2006 - very pretty half acre lot with lots of room for gardens or to build a garage. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 sherisells@hotmail.com MLS# 091191602012000

PERTH VICTORIAN

MAIN FLR MASTER BEDRM & LAUNDRY 266 COUTTS BAY RD., RIDEAU FERRY $319,900 Great neighbourhood, located on quiet paved, dead-end street in the heart of Rideau Lakes near Rideau Ferry. This 9 year old 2 storey home has a dramatic front gothic dormer allowing all kinds of natural light into the front & upper foyer areas; main floor living area is nice & open with generous sized living room with fireplace, nice sized dining area with terrace door to screened sunroom, great working kitchen finished with oak cabinets & lots of counter space. Main floor master bedroom with combined 3 piece ensuite & laundry; 2 large bedrooms with double closets & 4 piece bath on the upper level. Bright family room with woodstove and workshop & storage area on lower level. Detached 24x24 foot garage, gorgeous grounds, gardens, pathways & small fish pond. MLS#.091990801510101 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1213 www.sherisells.ca

$259,900 – Red brick Victorian on Wilson St. in historic Perth. 3 bedrooms +, 2 baths, main floor family room with gorgeous stone fireplace. Fenced yard with pretty, private patio, detached garage with lots of storage space. MLS # 839784. Call Barbara Shepherd. Cell - 613 326-1361. barbara-shepherd@coldwellbanker.ca.

If You’re Selling A House Would You Rather Have Nibbles or Bites? 1. More Exposure For Your Home! 2. More Realtors Working to Sell Your Home! 3. Friendly, Professional Realtors 4. Team of Realtors that all “Live Locally” 5. Affordable “Service Fee” Structure

PERTH AND AREA’S NUMBER ONE SALES TEAM!

Sheri Mahon-Fournier* 613-812-1215

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Joanne Bennell* 613-812-0505

Bob Ferguson* 613-812-8871

Barbara Shepherd* 613-326-1361

Christian Allan* 613-207-0834

Oral Pretty* 613-264-0123

THE EMC - 12 - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Julia Scotland** 613-390-0401

Norene Allan* 613-812-0407

Sales Representative* Broker** Broker of Record***

Cathie McCabe* 613-284-6263

Paul Martin*** 613-264-0123


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REAL ESTATE THIS WEEKEND’S DUTY AGENT

Rideau Heartland Realty Brokerage 23 Beckwith Street North, Suite 203 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B2

Bill Cheffins

613.283.7788

Salesperson

www.RIDEAUHEARTLAND.com “Your Perfect Partner”

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SATURDAY JANUARY 26 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 306 County Rd. 16, Jasper – $215,000 MLS® 853425 Hostess: Jennifer O’Brien***

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SUNDAY JANUARY 27 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 40 Oak Street – $162,500 MLS® Hostess: Lisa Brennan-Trudel***

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SATURDAY JANUARY 26 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 387 Line 8 Kitley – $269,900 MLS® 842119 Hostesses: Lisa BrennanTrudel*** & Marcella Best***

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SUNDAY JANUARY 27 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 172 Carrs Avenue – $199,000 MLS® Hostess: Marcella Best***

567 Lyndhurst Rd – $119,000 MLS® 851611

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100 Rocky Lane – $399,900 MLS® 848098

569 Lyndhurst Rd – $459,000 MLS® 851610

BUILDING LAND 700 Darling Rd. – $239,000 MLS® 853205

77 Jasper Ave. – $199,000 MLS® 846966

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CALL NOW/EMAIL for a confidential meeting Diane Hatfield, Broker/Manager diane1.hatfield@gmail.com

3-5 Elmsley Street – $159,000 MLS® 836943

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Gerry Coleman Broker

229 Heather Cres.

1218 French Line Road Lovely 3 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow with over-sized detached garage and hobby farm complete with riding trails and barn.

$579,900ÊUʓÃ›Ên{Èn{x Jason/Gerry Coleman

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Rhonda Brunke Sales Representative

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 1-3 PM 531 Mackey Line Road Fallbrook Private setting log home on 1 acre close to Perth. Open concept kit/dining/liv area. Hardwood, vaulted ceilings and more!

fÎÇ{]™ääÊUʓÃ›Ên{ȣΙ Jeff Wilson ES D R C N A A 900 OWN L R C F O

Spacious and professionally designed built home within min. of Almonte. Granite counters, maple cupboards, hardwood floors, open concept living area. Finished and waiting to impress.

Marly Burke Broker

Jeff Wilson Sales Representative

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JANUARY 27, 2-4 PM 288 Yacht Club Rd., Rideau Ferry Spacious 5 bdrm split level. A short drive to Perth & Smiths Falls. Unique layout! Hardwood, master w/ensuite & huge walk-in closet

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297 Dean Ridge

4 Wright Street

Great new subdivision just west of Carleton Place. Full fibre optic hi-speed internet, nice homes.

Extensively updated. 3 bedroom row unit bungalow. Fenced backyard. Appliances included.

$339,900ÊUʓÃ›Ênxx£n™ Jeff Wilson

f£n™]™ääÊUʓÃ›ÊnxÓÎnx Rhonda Brunke

Carolyn Renwick Sales Representative

THE EMC - 13 - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jason Coleman Sales Representative

Karen Duncan Sales Representative

Vicki Behn-Belland Sales Representative

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D L SO 225 SANTIAGO STREET Luxurious 2 Bedroom Bungalow is Perfect for Retiree or Professional Couple. Picture Perfect Verandah. Beautiful Hickory Floors Throughout Including Bedrooms. Warm Neutral Tones Throughout. Gracious Open Concept Kitchen w/Granite & Walk-in Pantry. TARION Warranty Still Applies! $369,900

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HIGHWAY 7, NEAR CARLETON PLACE Period home features 4 bds, 3 bths, fam rm, eat in kitchen, dining, formal living, ensuite, laundry. Sits on 153 acres w/large outbuildings & facilities especially for horses. Move in condition. $579,900

Fully renovated bright 3 bd character property. Gleaming hardwood, Open plan living/dining, den, lg kitchen & bath, mud/laundry rm. Sun rm, bonus attic room, Dble gar, great functional basement /storage total turnkey property. Central Perth. $369,900

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Larger than it looks! This family home has lots of space for everyone, 4 beds, family & rec rooms. Open plan kitchen dining, formal living room cozy wood stove on lower level, laundry rm, plenty of storage, close to town & 2.83 acres to play in. $265,000

Large 4 bed 2 bath family home, spacious eat in kitchen living room w/dbl doors to dining /family rm. Mn level laundry. Upper flr study/ exercise area. Hardwood flrs, loads of storage/walk in closets & original features. Close to HWY 15. $215,000

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20 BASSWOOD CRES – $445,000 KEVIN GRIMES***

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103 AARON MERRICK DR – $403,520 ANDREA GEAUVREAU*

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12 DAVIS LANE – $399,900

8 BRIDLE PATH - $67,500 ROB GARVIN*

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8 BASSWOOD CRES – $369,900 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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110 ELMSLEY ST – $333,995 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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2 SADDLE – $87,900 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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New 34 credit funding threshold encourages education planning EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (CDSBEO) latest board meeting, held Jan. 15. The Ministry of Education has released a new program for September 2013 to help guide students through their education and career life planning, through the provision of additional support to complete their secondary education in four years. The new program, which includes both a planning guide for students, as well as a new 34 credit funding threshold, encourages students and schools to develop well-planned educational pathways, and helps to ensure more effective use of education resources. Charlotte Rouleau, Superintendent of School Effectiveness, presented the details of the new program to the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A well-planned four year program is an effective use of both studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; time and education resources,â&#x20AC;? explained Rouleau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thirty credits are required to graduate and students are encouraged to graduate on time. The intent is to encourage better planning of the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s educational pathway early on so that they can attain all of the credits they need in four years.â&#x20AC;? Beyond 34 credits, courses will be funded at a reduced rate with some exemptions. At no point would students be charged for additional credits, and students would always be allowed to seek additional or upgraded credits. Exemptions to the 34 credit threshold include: students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and credit courses in English as a Second Language (ESL), and English Literacy Development (ELD). In addition, students who are enrolled in their first four consecutive years of secondary school may take as many credits as they like. Bill 13: Accepting Schools Act On June 5, 2012, the Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13) passed the third and final reading. The legislation builds on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe schools strategy, which requires all school boards to take preventative measures against bullying, issue tougher consequences for bullying, and support students who want to promote understanding and respect for all. The primary focus of the amendment is on the promotion of a positive school climate that is inclusive and accepting of all pupils and the promotion of bullying prevention. Brent Bovaird, principal of St. Luke Catholic High School, presented an overview of the changes to the legislation, which will require the board to amend existing policies and guidelines in three specific areas. The first change applies to the provincial and school board code of conduct policies. Boards must now take a whole-school

approach to involve school communities to prevent bullying, as well as promote a safe, inclusive and accepting positive school climate throughout all schools. The second change affects existing bullying prevention and intervention policies through the creation of a new definition of bullying, which now includes cyber-bullying. The ministry has redefined bullying as aggressive and typically repeated behaviour that is intended to cause harm, fear or create a negative environment at school for another individual. Bullying occurs in the context of a real or perceived power imbalance ( eg. popularity, strength). In addition, principals must now consider expulsion for bullying if a student has previously been suspended for bullying, and the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued presence in school creates an unacceptable risk to the safety of another person, or for any incident motivated by bias, prejudice or hate. Changes have also been made with regards to the reporting process for incidents of bullying. Under the legislative modifications, reporting is now also required by a psychologist, social workers, and before and after school program staff, in addition to existing board employees, for any incident that may result in suspension or expulsion. Principals must also communicate the results of the investigation of such incidents to relevant staff, and to the parents of both the victim and the student who caused the harm. School performance highlights great accomplishments Students from J.L. Jordan Catholic School in Brockville had an opportunity to share, and boast a little, about their great accomplishments to the board of trustees. The school choir, led by teacher Angela Kelly, and school principal Paul Mantha, gave a lively and joyful performance while a visual presentation highlighted the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guiding principles, with examples of how these are brought to life throughout the school year. Focused on â&#x20AC;&#x153;finding, knowing, and showingâ&#x20AC;? their greatness, the school uses Christ as their compass, to instill a focus on excellence through student inquiry, teacher inquiry, as well as technology, the arts, and physical education. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guiding principles encourage students to do the right thing (even when no-one is looking), treat others with respect, and leave a legacy. Examples of all of these were demonstrated throughout the presentation, from various awards the school has won (seven in total), to the special events and fundraisers held throughout the year to benefit various causes. Submitted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.


EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier is hosting two public information sessions regarding the recently published agreement in principle (AIP) for the Algonquin Land Claim. Anyone with interest or concerns with the AIP is invited to join him at the meetings. The first is to take place Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Perth at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion hall (26 Beckwith St. East). The next evening, Jan. 30, a second meeting will be held in Sydenham at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion hall (4361 Amelia St.). â&#x20AC;&#x153;While Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in favour of many aspects of this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;agreement in principle,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I do have concerns with some of them,â&#x20AC;? states Hillier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important that the public is informed on what is being proposed and how it may impact them.â&#x20AC;? Information and maps regarding the Algonquin Land Claim AIP is available at the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs website: www. aboriginalaffairs.gov.on.ca/ english/negotiate/algonquin/ preliminary-draft-aip.asp.

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a million dollars into theatre production in Perth and that money has generated as much as $7 million more within the economy of the community. They were recently awarded the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;contributions to Canada.â&#x20AC;? So, how are Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prominent theatre couple celebrating this landmark anniversary? By bringing even more great entertainment to the stage at the Full Circle Theatre. George Bernard Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic anti-romantic comedy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Arms And The Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a play that they have long wished to

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BarnDoor Productions celebrates 30 years of community theatre ding butler Nicola is Brady Johnston, returning for a third go-round with BDP, while the dashing cavalryman Sergius is Matthew Baker, in his first BDP show. Some already familiar faces round out the cast: Joe Laxton, veteran of dozens of BDP show, as Petkoff, the mild-mannered father of Raina. Kristy Angel is Catherine Petkoff, who rules her husband and family with a military precision and Chris Angel returns with another surpising characterization, this time as Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary who loses a battle, but wins the war for Rainaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an epic show of colour and costumes, fun and laughter and a few things to think about at the end â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is exactly the kind of theatre that the Jacklins have always tried to bring to their community, since way back in 1983. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Arms And The Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; runs Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m, and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door. Reserve by simply calling 613-267-1884. No credit cards needed; cash at the door, please. Online orders can be placed at www. barndoorproductions.ca. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.

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Studio Theatre launches new year with sparkling musical comedy EMC Entertainment – The Studio Theatre in Perth bursts on the theatrical scene in the new year with its first-ever musical, ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’ The play was the toast of New York, London and many other international stages, garnering outstanding reviews and winning multiple awards for its songs and story. Directed by C.Lee Bates, and with musical direction by Brad Mills, this whimsical comedy, set in the Putnam County Middle School, centres around an annual spelling bee where six precocious 12-year-olds (who look suspiciously like grown-ups playing children) are all very bright, somewhat nerdy, understandably anxious and completely endearing in their own original ways. They compete under the supervision of three equally unique and engaging adults, each of whom has his or her own slightly peculiar issues. During the course of the play, audience members are invited onstage to compete in the bee – a lot of fun for the cast and the audience alike! One unique aspect of the play is that there are two casts performing two versions, with two extra Satur-

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MaryAnne Majaury, Gina Tremaine, Kristen Widenmaier, Jacquie Ramsay, Emma Houlahan, and Tracy Noonan. The adult version runs Feb. 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24. The family version runs Feb. 16, 17 and 23.

day matinees added to the usual seven-performance schedule. Some very talented grown-ups will present the adult version – which

version. The adult version runs Feb. 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The equally-entertaining

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family version runs Feb. 16, 17 and 23 at 2:00 PM. Please note that on the final day, Feb. 23, there are two performances: a matinee of the

family show at 2 p.m. and an evening performance of the adult version at 8 p.m. To kick off this ambitious production, the Studio Theatre is offering an exciting two-for-one special on adult tickets for opening night, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. Two-for-one tickets are available only at the Studio Theatre box office, open Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, or by calling 613-264-8862. Why not have dinner at one of Perth’s great restaurants first, for a sweetheart of a Valentine’s night out! Regularly-priced advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and students, and are available at The Book Nook, 56 Gore St. E. (cash only) and at Tickets Please (39 Foster St., 613485-6434). Credit cards are accepted but a convenience fee will apply. Tickets are also available at the door at $22 for adults, or $10 for children and students. Don’t miss this charming, clever, Tony award-winning musical comedy. It’s a Valentine treat you won’t forget!


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Is salt licking at more than just our vehicles EMC Lifestyle - I had a discussion recently with several colleagues on the topic of road-salt and the damage it does to our vehicles. The biggest beef from the group centred on the piles of salt left by municipal trucks when stopping at intersections with the dispenser left running. To them, this represented a disregard for their property and a waste of resources. The consistent response from every town, city, and region when faced with residents demanding a less corrosive solution has been cost. Road-salt runs anywhere from $50 to $90 per ton depending on your location and any practical alternatives to date have costs that are exponentially higher. But are we looking at the right numbers? We all know what salt costs us in terms of shortening the lifespan of our vehicles and from my own background as a former municipal councillor, I can tell you that the last thing any public works manager is concerned about when it comes to winter road maintenance is the effect of roadsalt on our vehicles. But this

is just the tip of the iceberg. According to a 2006 Environment Canada report, roadsalt is responsible for much more than just car corrosion. It has been clearly shown to shorten the lifespan of bridge decks and paved and concrete road surfaces. It pollutes water wells in the vicinity of roads and destroys trees and vegetation and poses a considerable risk to the health of wildlife and domestic animals. The little-known problem with road-salt is the amount of byproducts that it brings to our environment. Far from the refined product that appears on our dinner table, road-salt contains sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, lead, arsenic, and mercury in substantial concentrations. As well ferro-cyanide is added to keep road-salt from clumping. Thanks to this malicious menu, Environment Canada declared road-salt a toxic substance over a decade ago. Mark Watson, CEO and president of Earth Innovations Inc. has been leading the charge to get municipalities, and regional jurisdictions on

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a road-salt diet. His company produces and markets a roadsalt alternative called EcoTraction, a crushed volcanic material that contains no hazardous substances and is safe for pets and plants alike. Mark argues (and yes he will admit that as a supplier he is biased) that unless we factor in all the costs related to roadsalt a municipality or region would be responsible for, we aren’t really comparing apples to apples. For example, if (as the 2006 Environment Canada study found) 1.5 per cent of bridges require repair annually due to corrosion at a cost of $855 per square meter, then this cost should be added to the cost of road-salt, if it can be clearly shown that

road-salt is responsible for 100 per cent of the problem. But how do we know how much of the problem salt is responsible for? One of the best ways to find out exactly how much road-salt costs us is to look at the experience of countries like Sweden, Norway, and Finland who put their roads on a salt diet a number of years ago. By studying their life-cycle costs of bridges, road surfaces, and parking garages after reducing road-salt use, we can come to some accurate conclusions. Then we might be able to take things with a grain of salt. An interesting and timely press-release hit my email box recently. The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry

Council (OMVIC) passed along the results of a Toronto area criminal trial that resulted in a Mississauga man being sentenced to 32 days in jail for curb-siding vehicles. Curb-siding refers to the illegal practice of individuals who pose as private sellers to regularly sell used vehicles (mostly poorly reconstructed collision write-off units) to hapless consumers. By the time a buyer finds out what he or she has purchased and the substandard condition it’s in, the curb-sider is long gone and the consumer is out a considerable sum of money. This announcement comes at the time when other lessthan-honest individuals have taken to the internet through classified ad sites such as kijiji or eBay to offer vehicles that never get delivered and only serve to separate buyers from their money. One tip that experts offer that’s the same in both circumstances (curb-siders and internet scammers) is to

never deal with anyone who is not the registered and documented owner of the property in question. They go on to recommend never purchasing a vehicle you haven’t seen and whenever possible, get an independent inspection completed before handing over any cold hard cash. For more tips check out www.omvic. on.ca. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com 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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EMC News – University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus held its annual Bride and Groom Show at the W.B. George Centre in Kemptville on Jan. 19. All That Glitters, a bridal salon from North Gower, provided formal wear for the afternoon fashion show. Left, a model shows off a stunning lace gown with crystal accents. Top, another model displays a shorter, bronze-red bridesmaid gown. Above, Miranda and Luke Pellett of Country Girl Cakes show off their delectable creations.

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Relay for Life moves to Smiths Falls from Lombardy By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC Events – Who wouldn’t want to take a kick at cancer? Well now you can strut, jog, walk, or sashay your way towards beating cancer at the annual Relay for Life. This year’s event will be held around the track at Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute on Friday, June 7. “We used to be at the Lombardy Fair Grounds but we have changed locations,” said Terry Cullen, a volunteer

team chair with the Canadian Cancer Society, during a presentation to the Town of Perth Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15. She made a similar presentation Jan. 14 at the regular meeting of North Grenville Council. “Cancer doesn’t sleep. Neither do we,” said Cullen of the all-night event, which goes from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next day. The evening starts with the survivor’s victory lap. “They really are our guests of honour,” said Cullen, with

97 survivors taking to the track last year. “This is an amazing ceremony. If you have not seen it I encourage you to do so and then no come back every year.” About one in three Canadians will be touched by cancer in their lifetime. “This is a terrifying and scary statistic,” said Cullen. “But cancer can be beaten.” The society is looking for an average donation of $175, but they appreciate whatever amounts can be raised. Cullen encouraged businesses to get involved in the walk too. “It’s good for employees to

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EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you have forgotten what it is like to fall backwards with abandon in to a soft field of snow, stretch out your arms and legs and make a snow angel, then you need to keep reading. Sunday, Feb. 10 will be your opportunity to experience this unique sensation! The third annual Snow Angel Making Party is being held at 4381 Wolf Grove Road in Lanark between 1 and 4 p.m. The act of making a snow angel produces an inexplicable sense of joy, relaxation and contentment and making more than one angel multiplies the feeling. When a whole group of people are making snow angels at the same time the collective energy has to be experienced to be believed. You really have to be there and do it to understand the concept, so come out and try it. The invitation is open to everyone and anyone. There will be a campfire with hot cider and good cheer and you are welcome to bring something to cook over the fire or a treat to share. Dress for the weather and wear a coat with a hood so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get snow down your neck when you are flailing in the snow. Last year, the snow was board-like and it was hard to make a good impression, so to speak, but we had a keen group. The lack of distinct snow angels was compensated with sliding, skiing, snowshoeing, frolicking on the play structure and great treats around the campfire. Everyone is welcome so spread the word and we will see if we can fill the field with angels, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to be

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EOWC elects new chair and vice-chair, sets 2013 priorities and leadership to the caucus having served previously on the EOWC,” added Phillips. Each January the 13 members of the EOWC also review their activities from the previous year and set their priorities for the coming year. Last week, the members met in Kingston for two days to conduct this important task and shared these issues with MPs and MPPs from around the region. “As we do each year early in January, the EOWC meets in Kingston to set the priorities and directions for the caucus as we continue to work to make eastern Ontario’s

economy grow which assists people in finding work,” said Phillips. “This year we are focusing on two key priorities,” noted Holman. “They are economic development and the strategies needed to support new growth, and continuing our financial sustainability research and analysis on key sectors like water and wastewater, waste management and social housing” that support our advocacy efforts. Priorities: Economic development: The primary objective to fos-

Network (EORN) project; and Algonquin land claim. Financial sustainability: In the past year the EOWC has commissioned significant research on key topics that relate to the challenges and opportunities of keeping municipalities financially sustainable. Last year’s efforts focused on determining the kinds of investments that are needed to address for example the capital improvements for the nearly 88,000 kilometres of the region’s roads and 8,600 bridges. In the case of roads and bridges the data has exposed a growing deficit of

nearly $3 billion in needed capital investments. In 2013 the EOWC is expanding its research into other key municipal service including: social housing; waste management; asset management; and roads and bridges fund. “We believe we can make some significant strides forward by zeroing in on the two key priorities, while being prepared to deal with other issues that might arise,” said Holman. Submitted by the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus.

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increased to 1 in 88, making access to vital programs and support services more important than ever for families affected by ASD,” said Jill Farber, vice-chair, board of directors of Autism Speaks Canada and chair of the Family Services Community Grants Review Committee. Funding for the family services community grants is made possible through the support of national and Walk Now for Autism Speaks-specific corporate partners like Toys”R”Us, Babies”R”Us, Mega Bloks, Equitable Life, Spin Master and KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation as well as the tireless efforts of fundraisers, walkers and volunteers who take part in Walk Now for Autism Speaks events across the country. Recipients of the family services community grants are listed on the Autism Speaks website (www.autismspeaks. ca). Information and applications for the 2013 Family Services Community Grants program will be available in February.

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ter growth and development for the region will be to create an Eastern Ontario Economic Development Strategy. This means working with the EOWC partners in the cities, including Ottawa, the federal and provincial governments, agencies like Community Futures Development Corporations, local economic development groups, First Nation leaders and health and education institutions. Strategy components will include areas like: business retention; skills development; completion of the building of the Eastern Ontario Regional

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lead to pneumonia. “If your symptoms are severe or you have an underline medical condition or chronic illness you should seek medical attention,” said Hendriks. “If they are not severe you should stay in bed, hydrate,

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Couple’s 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am still like new EMC Lifestyle - Bill and Mary McCormick of Leamington, Ontario, recently purchased a 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. It was sold new by Bill Howitt’s Pontiac-Buick dealership in Windsor, Ontario, on April 30, 1985 to Paul Leal of nearby Rochester Township. The sticker price was $19,485, and it was one of 44,028 built that year. Bill and Mary still have the original bill of sale. Paul Leal’s new ’85 Trans Am came with a long list of options, including custom interior ($458), tinted glass ($184), power windows ($220), hatch roof ($1088), rear window defroster ($176), air conditioning ($927), cruise control ($221), automatic transmission with overdrive ($497), tilt steering ($138), and AMFM cassette player ($398). Paul took excellent care of the car and never drove it in the winter. It passed to a second owner, who repainted the car in the original burgundy, then sold it to Bill and Mary McCormick in 2012. They are the third owners. Everything on the car except the paint is totally original. The mileage in kilometers is now around 206,000 (120,000 miles), and considering the car is nearly thirty years old, that mileage is

and very popular production model of Pontiac, and was still popular when the McCormicks’ 1985 was built. Under their hood is a 305 cubic inch High Output V8 with horsepower in the 190very low, averaging less than 8000 kilometres per year. When Bill took the car to OK Tire on Talbot St. West in Leamington for a checkover, Greg and the other fellows who work there took a close look at the underside when it was up on the hoist and could hardly believe how clean it was after all those years. It is now in winter storage, and Bill and Mary are looking forward to the spring when they can start driving their new pride and joy to all the local car shows and cruise nights in the Essex County area. And Bill is looking forward to 2015, when their Trans Am will hit 30 and qualify for Historical Vehicle license plates. The first Firebirds rolled off the assembly line in 1967, just a few months after the launch of the Chevrolet Camaro. The Trans Am model first appeared briefly in 1969 and took its name from the Firebirds contesting in the Trans-American Road Racing series. In 1970, the Trans Am became a regular

205 range. That’s all the power they will ever need! I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico.ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington,

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Venerable ‘Tube’ highlight of Britain’s capital EMC Lifestyle – I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in the British Isles. That’s especially true in recent years when my wife and I have traveled extensively there and enjoyed some quality time with friends and family in the United Kingdom. People often ask me to name my favorite place in the UK? That’s a difficult question to answer because, like my own country, there’s not much I don’t appreciate. In a conversation with his biographer James Boswell in 1777, the acclaimed English writer Samuel Johnson (often called “Dr. Johnson”) told the Edinburgh-born Boswell, “Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life could afford.” Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire north of England’s second city, Birmingham. He clearly came to love London. Johnson is among the many who are interred within the walls of what is arguably London’s most famous church, Westminster Abbey. Obviously many people would disagree with Dr. Johnson’s assessment. Like all big cities London has its problems, although history shows us that it was a much less agreeable place in the 18th Century when Johnson lived there. So, the long answer to a short question. If I had to choose the most prominent place in the British Isles, the choice is an easy one. Like Dr. Johnson, I can honestly say I never tire of London! Kathleen and I have spent months there and we have barely scratched the surface. There is so much to see and do in London!

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during evening rush hour and at night, as Kathy and I have done for many years. At times you are jammed into the carriages like sardines (not as bad as Tokyo apparently, but still very tight). If trains are over capacity you sometimes have to wait several additional minutes on crowded platforms until the next one comes along. The Tube definitely has its drawbacks. It is not for the faint of heart nor is it particularly user friendly for the handicapped, elderly or infirm. There are only 122 lifts (elevators) which means customers most often use escalators (there are 410) and staircases. Some of the escalators (Piccadilly Circus Station is one example) are the longest I have ever ridden. At busy times the crush in the stations can be intimidating and you need your wits about you to navigate the ticket halls and passageways. You have to be reasonably physically fit because the walk to and from the platforms, especially in certain stations, can be very long. Lengthy passages and plenty of stairs! Escalators provide a welcome respite. In my opinion though, the Tube is the only way to travel around London! Sure, you can take the bus and you definitely see more of the city above ground. But if you want to make the best use of what, for most visitors is limited time, the underground is the fastest and most efficient transportation option. After our airline tickets, London Trans-

Tube for shelter. The authorities stopped trying to keep people from sleeping there at night. The deadly November 1983 fire at King’s Cross Station, which killed 31 people, pointed to the age and deterioration of the subway system. That led to improvement work which continues to this day. My impression of the Tube is obviously different from that of a London commuter who has just spent an hour sweating in a jam-packed carriage because of some incident on the system. Nothing is perfect! There’s no question the Tube continues to play a major role in the economic, social and cultural life of London. The subway carries more people during an average week than all of Britain’s other trains put together. So, “Happy 150th anniversary” to the venerable Tube! I hope to ride it many more times in future. If you have comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com.

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coaches, teachers, employers or a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister. People can tell their mentoring story to the Big Brothers Big Sisters community by visiting www.thebigshout.ca. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is celebrating 40 years of serving children. Currently, more than 300 children per year participate in local mentoring programs provided by the agency. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. BBBSC volunteer mentors teach by example the importance of giving back, of staying in school, and of respecting family, peers and community. BBBSC provides quality mentoring services for more than 33,000 children and teenagers. The community-based youth mentoring organization currently has over 25,000 volunteer mentors working at 123 agencies that serve children in more than 1,000 communities across the country. Learn more. Visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) communications and relationship management department has launched a contest for secondary students who are encouraged to design a logo for the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand new online streaming channel called UCTV. Students in Grades 9 to 12 are invited to come up with the look of this new channel by creating a logo that will be featured in an animation at the beginning of each UCTV broadcast. Students can either draw their concept on paper or with the software of their choice. The logo design winner will receive a $100 gift card to the store of their choice, a plaque, and publicity through a media release and video. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UCTV is a live broadcasting channel for UCDSB students, so it only makes sense to have our students design the look of it,â&#x20AC;? said director of education, David K. Thomas. The deadline for logo design submissions is Friday, Feb. 15 at noon. Graphic designs can be e-mailed to allison.grange@ ucdsb.on.ca (PNG or PSD file), while drawn concepts can be sent to Allison Grange at the Brockville board office, 225 Central Avenue West, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 5X1.

their ability to be successful at school. Boys with a Big Brother are three times less likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them. Mentored boys are two times more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well academically is important. Mentored boys are also two times less likely than non-mentored boys to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger. The breadth and detail of this study is such that these current findings are just a small sample of what will be released in the months and years to come. Each new release of findings will further illuminate the extent to which mentored children do better; why mentored children do better and Big Brother Big Sister agency practices that lead to the most successful mentoring relationships. Over time, Big Brother Big Sisters agencies will actually be able to counsel mentors on how best to engage with their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Littleâ&#x20AC;? based on their, age, personal history, family circumstances and cultural identity. During the pre-match screening process, the studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conclusions are also expected to make it easier to identify the children most likely to benefit from having a mentor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the findings of this research are fully understood, we expect that virtually every aspect of how we approach, design and maintain our mentoring relationships will be

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ings will have a profoundly beneficial impact on our mentoring programs.â&#x20AC;? The studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings are expected to bring about significant advances in how the agencies of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) deliver mentoring services. Expected outcomes are more specialized pre-match training for the child, parents and mentor; more effective match support for all three participants to better manage expectations and earlier detection of special needs among children and teenagers. BBBSC believes that this landmark studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy will be longer and more successful matches and mentoring that is more closely tailored to individual needs. The study was conducted by a team of academics led by Dr. David DeWit, a senior research scientist CAMH in London, Ontario, and Dr. Ellen Lipman, a psychiatrist and Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton. The research was made possible by a $1.7 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). â&#x20AC;&#x153;We showed that the positive findings held regardless of the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age, personal history, family circumstances or cultural identity,â&#x20AC;? explained DeWit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over time, Big Brother Big Sisters agencies will be able to counsel mentors on how best to engage with their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and will make it easier to identify the children most likely to benefit from having a mentor.â&#x20AC;? Key findings: Girls with a Big Sister are two and a half times more likely than girls without a mentor to be confident in

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest mentoring organization is turning 100 and is celebrating with a year-long public education campaign to give Canadians fresh insights into the societal value of youth mentoring. To mark the launch of this national effort, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are releasing the first results of one of the largest mentoring studies ever conducted. The five-year study, which tracks the experiences of almost 1,000 children and teenagers registered with Big Brother Big Sisters agencies across Canada, found that those with a mentor are significantly more confident in their academic abilities and considerably less likely to display behavioural problems. One stand out finding is that girls in the study with a Big Sister were four times less likely to bully, fight, lie or express anger than girls without a mentor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This ground-breaking research confirms that mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives,â&#x20AC;? says Bruce MacDonald, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC). â&#x20AC;&#x153;The find-


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EMC Lifestyle – We have a current need at the LAWS shelter for gently used laptops and computers, in good working order. Please contact the shelter at 613-283-9308 if you are able to help with this request. Also, we would love to hear from you with your “Happy Tails!” Many of the animals that stay at our shelter become very dear to us and I know many people ask about them and want to hear how they are doing. Tell us about your new forever friend and if you can include a picture, even better! We would love to pass on some happy stories of LAWS alumni and give us all some warm thoughts to get us through this cold (and I mean COLD) January! Write us, or visit our website to submit your “Happy Endings” tale. With the new year, our fundraising committee is gearing up for some exciting events. If you would like to get involved in our fundraising committee or can help at events, please email our fundraising team at events@ lanarkanimals.ca and let’s get

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ROBBIE together and help LAWS. Robbie I am a bloodhound/lab mix and I am approximately twoyears-old. I am black and tan and extremely handsome. I have many favourable qualities (besides my good looks). I am loving and loyal, I behave well in the house and I desperately want to please. I like other dogs and I love children. I love children so much that I have even climbed a fence or two to play with children nearby. I like a good chew, so it’s

important that I have a lot of appropriate options for this favorite pastime. I have a healthy energy, but I also like a solid nap from time to time. I am destined to be some active family’s best friend. Let’s get together shall we? Biscuit You just can’t believe how cute I am! I mean, honestly…have you ever seen a cuter face? It’s because of my combination of Terrier/Wire Haired Fox Terrier. The rest of the cuteness is all about what’s inside. I am a little girl who knows how to please. I love affection and play. Since pretty much everything I do with you will be adorable, I’d

like to tell you that it makes me so very sad when you leave me that I will...maybe bark ...a bit. I need to believe that you’ll be back and when I do I’ll stop trying to remind you with my voice that I’m here. I have a marking on my nose that is the perfect shape of a heart. This mark was designed to remind you that for the most part, I am just a loveable heart with hair. If you meet me you won’t soon forget me! 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 613-283-9308, or email at shelter@lanarkanimals.ca. Visit our website at www.lanarkanimals.ca. 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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Why give away or put your cat down due to behaviour issues? DEAR EDITOR: EMC Lifestyle – It has come to my attention recently that many people put their cats down or give them up for adoption because of behaviour issues. All of these issues are solvable and if the pet owner does not have the patience to deal with the issue then they should offer the pet to someone who does. There are several wonderful websites for help to save furry friends and their frustrated humans from a gamut of feline related troubles. Cat behaviour, like most creatures behaviours, has been observed and noted. There are reasons why cats behave as they do and life is easier if we look inside the quirky mind of the feline if we want to remain friends with her. Litter box aversions for example: there may be medical reasons as to why kitty does not want to use her litter box and she urinates throughout the house. She may have a urinary infection and urinating is painful and she associates her litter box with pain or she cannot make it on time to the litter box. Parasites can also be a medical condition that causes soiling outside the litter box. A cat who is soiling outside of the litter box should be examined by a vet! A cat will also avoid her litter box if she does not like

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the scent of it. Is she sharing her litter box with another cat? Is the litter changed frequently? Does the litter hurt her paws because it is too rough? Can she step comfortably over the edge of the box without hurting herself or her joints? Is the litter box in a private, quiet spot where she feels safe? A cat soiling outside of her litter box may be trying to get a message across to her owner also. She may be saying that she wants more attention, playtime, or that her food is not agreeing with her. Does she eat the dog food? If so, the potash in dog food is extremely bad for kidneys of felines and could cause her painful urination. Is your feline friend spayed? Unspayed males will spray urine to mark their territory, but unspayed females will, to a lesser extent, have the same behavior. Adopting a cat is a responsibility of love. Animals cannot speak to tell us their problems, ask us for help or our compassion but there are people who are there to help us learn about them and their behavior. One of the best websites I have discovered is www.vet.cornell.edu (feline behavior problems). Speaking on behalf of Holly and Daisy (my furry children), Susan Tannahill Fallbrook

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ing Cortez through his town without a fight. Together with his deputies, Sarah Torrance (Jaimie Alexander), Mike Figuerola (Luis Guzman), Frank Martinez (Rodrigo Santoro) and the absurdly and heavily armed Lewis Dinkum (Johnny Knoxville), Owens plans to stop Cortez. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really going to have to suspend your disbelief for The Last Stand, but I suppose itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no worse than most â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; movie action flicks. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what The Last Stand is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; movie with a couple of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; listers along for the ride. The plot is weak, the lines are cheesy and the acting is more about throwing punches and firing automatic weapons than it is about creating realistic characters. And yet it is a fun film. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mindless entertainment with more than a few laughs even if you are laughing at it and not with it. While the acting may not win any awards thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot to be said for a cast thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having fun. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always liked Arnoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movies, and this is no exception. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the classic action hero and even in his sixties he can still pull it off. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure who Forest Whitaker owes the favour to, but he certainly doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt the movie. Johnny Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character is crazy so it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much of stretch for him, but he gets a laugh or two. Luis Guzman is a spot of brilliance in this movie. He

shows up in so many films taking on one character after another and he always brings his best. The rest of the cast rounds things out nicely reacting more or less appropriately as the bullets and the gore fly. The Last Stand may not be a good movie by any conceivable definition, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny how a bad movie can still be fun. Mark Haskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Our turn to keep things happening; wonderful talent in area bring the third season of their now annual Songs From the Valley fundraising concert series. This year theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve subtitled it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Strings & Thingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and will present three separate concerts of quality musicians to raise funds for these worthwhile non-profit organizations that each provide so much on their own, with all of our help. Each show is $25 or you can buy at series pass for $65, a savings of $10. Jaron Freeman-Fox takes the stage Saturday, Feb. 2 and is a young worldbeat fiddler who has taken the world by storm. A protege of the late Oliver Schroer, this fiddler/composer is described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;dancing the fine line between the beautiful and the ridiculous, while redefining what the violin can do.â&#x20AC;?

Hydro-electric projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress to be discussed EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Step by step, a Burritts Rapids community project is getting closer to the dream of generating electricity from the water flowing over the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dam on the Rideau River. While in the initial years the electricity generated will be sold to the grid at abovemarket prices set by Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Program, ultimately the goal is to set the village up so that potentially the residents could be energy selfsufficient, with enough hydro for up to 400 homes. Muffy Koch, a member of the board of the Burritts Rapids Renewable Energy Association (BRREA), will discuss the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress at the next meeting of Transition Brockville, on Jan. 27. The citizen-initiated project, launched in February 2010 following a large community meeting, has received a priority permit from Parks Canada giving the community first rights for a project at the dam. BRREA has applied for seed-funding from the Ontario Community Energy Partnership Program (CEPP) and a FIT contract to sell hydro to the grid. Down the road there will be feasibility studies, partnerships with developers, and a federal environmental assessment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a steep learning curve,â&#x20AC;?

Koch says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but now we have 10 people with expertise who can help other communities who are considering such a project.â&#x20AC;? Other communities with the potential for hydro generation will find the BRREA story of great practical help, she says. All are welcome to this free, public presentation at the Transition Brockville meeting this Sunday at 2 p.m., in the Brockville Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting room. Kochâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk will be based on a rich selection of photos in a PowerPoint presentation. She will be happy to entertain questions. Transition Brockville (TB) was founded six years ago to provide a non-partisan forum for sharing information about how each of us can help to slow the rate of global warming, reduce our dependence on depleting fossil fuels, and adapt to the impacts of peak oil and climate change. TB builds and sells rain barrels to homeowners. It also sponsors a program that allows people to borrow a watt meter from the Brockville Public Library to measure the electricity used by various appliances and electronic equipment in their homes. For more information about TB, visit transitionbrockville.com or call Hugh Campbell, 613-345-2712.

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Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s country legend band Prairie Oyster, Glass has been writing/producing for a long time and when he lived in Perth was a regular around town sharing his musical gifts. Perth is proud to welcome back this Canadian Country Guitar Picker of the Year winner as he never fails to show his prowess in presenting a memorable show. A Kitchen Party, hosted by Smokey Rose & Friends, invite you to an evening of excellent entertainment on Saturday, May 4. Smokey Rose (Darlene Thibault, Ed Ash-

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MPPs Clark, Fedeli meet New home at Gallipeau Centre local business leaders to for search and rescue team discuss affordable energy By LAURIE WEIR

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LeedsGrenville MPP Steve Clark and Ontario PC Energy Critic MPP Vic Fedeli (Nipissing) met last week with local businesses and Brockville Chamber of Commerce representatives to discuss soaring energy costs and their negative impact on the economy. A key focus of the discussion was the global adjustment charge and how dramatically it has increased energy bills for small and mediumsized businesses across the province, including those here in Leeds-Grenville. Clark said the purpose of the meeting, which followed a tour of the Northern Cables plant in Brockville, was to stress how closely a strong economy is connected to sound energy policies and affordable power. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number one priority for me and the people of Leeds-Grenville is creating jobs and fixing the economy. The PC party understands that competitive energy rates are key to rebuilding Ontario and getting people back to work,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This morning, 600,000 people in Ontario woke up

without a job and half of them used to work in the manufacturing sector. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a direct connection between the McGuinty governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mismanagement of the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy system and the loss of those jobs.â&#x20AC;? Northern Cables is one of the local companies that contacted Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office to point out how the global adjustment charge has affected their bottom line. In a statement, company officials noted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Northern Cables has seen its electrical energy costs increase more than 20 per cent since January 2009. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating is that during this period our company has invested capital to make internal electrical systems more efficient and market prices for electrical energy have dropped.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Northern Cables has to compete with companies in the USA who appreciate a lower cost for electrical energy (some competitors in New York State may even get the electrical energy from Canada). Electrical energy costs are a huge factor for our manufacturing business and rising energy costs signifi-

cantly affect our companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to be competitive,â&#x20AC;? the statement said. Fedeli said the PC party will turn the current situation around by making energy rates more reliable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hydro rates have doubled under Dalton McGuinty, and the soaring global adjustment charges that businesses are facing are literally killing jobs and investment in our province. The Ontario PCs recognize affordable energy is the cornerstone of economic growth in Ontario, and will treat it as such,â&#x20AC;? said Fedeli. The global adjustment surcharge includes the difference between the actual cost of power produced and the above-market prices paid to wind and solar producers through the McGuinty governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. Fedeli and the Ontario PCs recently released the Paths to Prosperity: Affordable Energy white paper, which outlines a plan to fix the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken energy policies. It can be found at www.ontariopc.com. Submitted by Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark.

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rideau Search and Rescue Team (RSRT) has a new home at the Gallipeau Centre thanks to the generosity of the owners who wanted to reach out to their community. Dan Beaulieu of RSRT says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thrilled that they were able to finalize their paperwork with the Town of Smiths Falls regarding their insurance coverage and strike a deal with the Gallipeaus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through their generous donation of approximately 4,200 sq/ft of space, this team will now call the Gallipeau Centre home,â&#x20AC;? Beaulieu said. The team will utilize the space to conduct business, provide training to its membership, provide public awareness presentations and house all team assets within this new home base. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has gone full circle for this team,â&#x20AC;? Beaulieu noted. Prior to the Rideau Regional Centre closure, the former Rideau Regional Search and Rescue Team was operational from this same facility. When the Gallipeaus were approached about providing space to the search and rescue team, they did not hesitate about providing community support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the space,â&#x20AC;? Joe

Gallipeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to provide this community service. We gave them a wing located by the administration building. As long as we have the space, there will be room for them.â&#x20AC;? The team is a registered charitable corporation and receives no federal or provincial funding to provide the service and assistance to the OPP and community. Gallipeau added that the group didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of money to pay rent, and felt it was something they would gladly be able to provide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe one day they may be needed to find me,â&#x20AC;? joked Gallipeau. All members donate their time and effort towards maintaining search and rescue skills, community emergency response capabilities, local public awareness presentations, as well as fund raising for equipment and team needs. As such, community support as demonstrated by the Gallipeaus is a real boost to this team, Beaulieu noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prior to this generous do-

nation, all team activities were conducted at team membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes.â&#x20AC;? An official ribbon cutting will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 during a training period for the group. RSRT said they are appreciative of their support and assistance in the community and have grown because of it. National Grocer (Mike Webster), Street Kia (Rob Street), Walmart Canada, Grant Johnston, Levi Home Hardware (Almonte), Kix â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bux Cowboy Clothing and Troxel Equestrian Helmets have offered their support. Saturday, Jan. 26, there will be an official ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. for the rescue team as they open their new home at the Gallipeau Centre. Beaulieu said anyone who wants more information about becoming a rescue volunteer, this would be a good time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can provide information and literature and people can have a tour of the facility,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another option is to visit www.rideaugsar.webs.com.

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Getting back on track after the holiday season – the right way

EMC News – We all do it – we tend to over indulge over the holidays. Whether it is grandma’s famous cookies tempting us or the irresistible second helpings. The truth is overeating and decreased physical activity are not good for your waistline or your well-being. It is easy to become frustrated with the fact that your pants are now a little snugger than before due to that unintended holiday weight gain. I bet a large portion of people reading this have decided that their New Year’s resolution is to lose 10 lbs or more – sound like you? Let’s put the holidays behind us and get our health back on track for the new year! Here are some tips: • Get planning – Healthy

eating takes organization! Choose one day of the week (Sunday works best for many people) to prepare and cook a few different meals. Put them in the fridge or freezer. Take them for your lunch or have them for supper during the week. This makes you less likely to go for those less healthy foods like potato chips when you walk through the door, famished after a long day. If you have a slow cooker, you can chop up veggies and take out meat from the freezer the night before, then throw everything in before you leave in the morning. • Pack a lunch – Don’t dine out. Most people can think of excuses for why they don’t pack their lunch and end up eating fast food (and fast calories) – you wake up late, don’t

have time, or don’t have anything good to eat in the fridge. Chances are, if you bring your lunch from home it will be lower in fat and calories than your order at the local fast food restaurant; not to mention much cheaper. Try setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier in the morning and when making your child’s lunch, don’t forget yourself! Before the week begins, chop up fresh vegetables and put them in containers in the fridge; have fresh spinach or lettuce ready to be thrown in a container for a quick salad. Fill your fridge/cupboard with grab-n-go snacks for those rushed mornings – fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, pears), individual yogurt cups, high fibre granola bars, and trail mix. Also, keep portable snacks

like nuts and seeds, dried fruit, or granola bars stashed in your car for your commute. Remember, the longer you go without eating the more hungry you are and the more likely you are to overeat when you get home. • Get active – Fit physical activity into your day. It doesn’t have to be one hour of intense cardio- it can be bursts of 10 minutes at a time. Go for a walk on your lunch break, take the stairs instead of the elevator, sign up for a fun fitness class, challenge yourself daily to see how many sit-ups or push-ups you can do. • Set personal goals – Write down 1 to 3 personal nutrition and fitness goals but make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, set a Time frame). For exam-

ple: I will run for 15 minutes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; I will drink one cup of one per cent milk at breakfast Monday-Friday. Try these goals for a week or two and re-evaluate. It’s not too late to sign up for an interactive weight management group! For more information, motivation, and some weight loss strategies, join the five-week weight management group coming up soon! Discover a healthier you at the North Lanark Community Health Centre’s Weight Management Group. You will learn about nutrition, physical activity, and goal setting in order to promote weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Some topics of discussion include types of fats, carbohydrate confusion, meal planning,

emotional eating, super market smarts, and many more! This is for adults who are interested in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight. You do not have to be a client at the health centre to participate. The North Lanark Community Health Centre is located at 207 Robertson Drive in Lanark and this group meets every Friday from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The facilitator is registered dietitian Ashley Boudens. The start date may be delayed until the following Friday depending on interest). For more information or to register please call Ashley at 613-259-2182 or 1-866-7620496. Submitted by the North Lanark Community Health Centre.

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parsnips, cut into one-inch (2.5 cm) pieces • Half a rutabaga, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) wedges • A quarter cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley Preparation Season lamb with salt and pepper; coat with flour. In large ovenproof casserole, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat. In batches, brown lamb, adding more oil as needed. Remove to a plate. Stir in any remaining flour, garlic, thyme and rosemary;

stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually stir in beer; bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Boil for five minutes, stirring often. Stir in two cups (500 mL) of broth. Return lamb to pan; bring to boil. Cover and bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 1-½ hours. Meanwhile in skillet, melt butter and sugar over medium heat; stir in vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Add remaining broth and bring to boil. Add to lamb, cover and

bake in 350°F (180°C) oven another 1-¼ hours or until lamb and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley to serve. 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. Courtesy Foodland Ontario.

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Almonte & District Horticultural Society meeting, Monday, January 28, Cornerstone Community Church, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Allan Goddard, topic: Gardening -It’s Elementary, My Dear! a presentation about landscaping for the novice or experienced gardener Almonte & District Horticultural Society meeting, Monday, Jan. 28, 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker- Allan Goddard- “Gardening- It’s Elementary my Dear!” (613)256-1441. Almonte Baby Talk, Almonte Public Library, Thursday, January 24, 10-11:30 a.m. 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. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, January 26, Smokey Rose 3-7 p.m. 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, 1011 a.m. Information 613-2568339. Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, January 30, 1:303:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:3011:30, Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Call Cara (613)253-2554 or Stephanie (613)284-9248. 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 613257-4880. Carleton Place Baby Talk, CP Daycare Centre, Wednesday, January 30, 1:30-3 p.m. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Friday Lunch Bunch, every Friday, 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/book reservation call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support, Lanark County. Friendly visiting service volunteers provide friendship and support for seniors/disabled adults. For information call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support, Lanark County. Friday Lunch Bunch every Friday. 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/book reservation call 613-253-0733. 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. CP Vendors Market, 1st Annual January Fundraising Month, February 3, 10 a.m. Proceeds to Army, Navy, Air Force Club. Open every Sunday 10-4. 315 Townline Rd E. Info: 613-253-2559. 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. 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. 613253-0356. The Carleton Place Sunset Club meets Wednesday’s at 1 p.m., in the Legion for euchre, bid euchre, bridge, games and socializing. A nice way to spend and afternoon. Info: (613)2587483.

Baby Talk- Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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: 613-258-2258. Diabetes Education Programme, at the Kemptville Hospital Diabetes Clinic, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month. You must register by calling (613)258-6133 Ext. 400. Info: www.kdh.on.ca Feb. 2- St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott St. Stop by anytime after 6:30 p.m. Board games, cards games, snacks are available or bring your favorite and challenge a competition. 613-258-4526. February 3 Euchre Tournament, Kemptville Legion. Registration 12-1 pm. Stay for the Superbowl party or come to the superbowl party. Game time 6:30 pm. Refreshments available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Jan. 28, Wed., Jan. 30, Fri., Feb. 1, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)2584487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Photography Club meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. (February 6) at the Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Cres. February topic: Results of contest “Find colour in Winter”. Info: ngphotoclub. ca “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374. Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids. Feb. 3. Breakfast at Kemptville Fire Station. 8-10 a.m. Sponsor: 1st Oxford Mills Guides & Pathfinders. Antique/ Classic Snowmobile Show/Ride 9-12 noon. 613-258-6269. 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)2595610. 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)2595610.

Dancing on the Rideau Ballroom dance instruction. Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m., beginners; 8-9 p.m., advanced; 9-10 p.m., practice. Merrickville. Info: Ron or Sharon (613)269-7905. 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. 613269-3326 to register. 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.

Cedar Hill Zion United Church Ham and Bean Dinner, Sunday February 10, noon-5 PM. Cedar Hill School House. Info: Marian Fitzgibbon 613256-6211 Community Home Support, Lanark County. Friendly visiting service volunteers provide friendship and support for seniors/disabled adults. For information call 613-624-5647. Fun Night at the Pakenham Curling Club 172 Jessie St. 7:00 pm, Jan. 25. Curling. Euchre & Crokano. Everyone Welcome. 613-256-4534. Fun Night- Pakenham Curling Club. 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Curling, euchre and crokinole. 613-256-4534. 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. 613-624-5320. Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)6245647. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance, Friday, February 1, upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, dancing 8-11:30. Info: 613-256-4126.

Community Home Support, Lanark County. Friendly visiting service volunteers provide friendship and support for seniors/disabled adults. For information call 613-267-6400. 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 613-267-1714. Lions Country Music Jamboree. 4th Sun. every month. 2-6 p.m. Supper served 5 p.m. Perth Lions Hall. 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 29, 1011:30 a.m. Perth Fair Annual General Meeting- Perth Lions Hall, Thursday, January 31st. Potluck 7 p.m. AGM 8 p.m. For more info email office@perthfair.com 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)2672744, membership info: Bill (613)283-7753. 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. 613-264-1559 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. Spiritual Cinema Circle films for the Heart and Soul, Sunday,January 27, 2 p.m. Playing at McMartin House, Contact: Jim Deacove 613-2674819. Studio Theatre and Stewart Park Festival present worldbeat fiddler Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, February 2, 8 p.m. Details www. studiotheatreperth.com

4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)2841074. Annual Dinner and DanceLanark County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Carleton Place Arena. Sat. Feb. 2. Dinner by Waterfall Catering. 6-7 p.m. social hour. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets: 613267-3680 or from any director. 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

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quantities last. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet February 6, Centennial Hall for Pot Luck Supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment inquires welcome. 613-253-1433. Best Possible Start DropIn. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 272-2799 or 1(888)998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Bingo- Fundraiser for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, February 2. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Blood Donor Clinic. Jan. 29, Legion, Westport, 3-6 p.m. Bolingbroke Cafe (ABC Hall, 3166 County Rd. 36). Feb. 1. Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs (7:30-10 p.m.). Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Frosty Fling Tournament Friday, January 25. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, February 1. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Downhill Ski Trips/weekends. Bus pick-ups in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. Call Duke 613-720-3853 after 6 PM. Ham and Bean Supper, Elgin United Church, 71 Main Street, Elgin. January 25. Takeouts available. All welcome. Info: 613-359-5275. Ham ‘N Jam, February 3, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6, supper at 5 p.m. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. James Ryce Top Shelve, Dance to Classic Country, January 26, 8 p.m.-12. Legion Br 542, Westport. Tickets at Murphys and Door. Retired Teachers & Friends- Luncheon. Thursday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. at The Maples, Sharbot Lake. To reserve call 613-279-2098 by February 5 at noon. Rideau Snowmobile ClubRideau Grand Poker Rally. Feb. 3. North Gower Community Centre. Register: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Valid O.F.S.C. permit mandatory. 613-489-3265. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, January 26, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club meeting, February 1, 7:30 p.m at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. 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 613-283-6240.

Winter Adventurers PA Day Camp, January 30 at Foley Mountain CA from 9-4 for kids aged 6-12. Learn to snowshoe, build shelters and cook over a fire. Pre-registration required. Contact Rebecca 613-2733255.

4 hand bid euchre, 7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Annual Robbie Burns Supper, Saturday, Jan., 26th, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Menu; roast beef, turnips, potatoes, Haggis and dessert. Dinner at 5:30 PM. Tickets: 613-283-2318, 613-283-6987, 613-283-7527. Beginner Line Dancing. Fun and exercise for seniors, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie (613)283-3823. Community Home Support, Lanark County. Friendly visiting service volunteers provide friendship and support for seniors/disabled adults. For information call 613-283-6745. CPHC (Community and Primary Health Care) Seniors’ Fitness Classes, 50 years of age and up, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Seniors’ Activity Centre, Info: Karen (613)2834138. Cardio, Strength Training and Stretches. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Jasper, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Legion Br 95 Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-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. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-2834684. Ladies Darts, every Sunday evening in the Lounge, 6 p.m. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Open Blind Draw Doubles, every Friday evening in the Lounge, 7:30 p.m. start, Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Smiths Falls Baby Talk, Ontario Early Years Centre, Monday, January 28, 1-2:30 p.m. Super Singles Dart League, every Tuesday evening in the Lounge, 7 p.m. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-5383.

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EMC News – “January is traditionally a time for reflecting on the past and looking ahead to the future, and this evening I am taking a few minutes to do just that,” said Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. LeBlanc delivered her annual year in review speech last Tuesday evening (Jan. 15) during the first council meeting of the new year. With the town’s governing body having completed just over half of its four-year term in office, the mayor was tempted to introduce a checklist – “a long and significant list” – of the accomplishments of council and staff since the October 2010 election. On the other hand, she reflected on some of the bigger topics handled in the last 12 months. “Economic development has been one of the largest files we have worked on in the last two years,” said LeBlanc. For example, Doyletech prepared and presented an industrial development strategy and downtown corridor enhancement plan to the municipality’s community development committee in January. “Plans for implementation of the numerous recommendations are being reviewed and carried out,” said LeBlanc. The hiring of Jasmin Ralph as economic development coordinator during the sum-

Local woman champions for Employment Insurance benefit. Page A/CP3

Moran taing! EMC Events – It was a full house at the Middleville Community Centre Sunday afternoon as residents came out to celebrate Scotland’s most famous poet and songwriter. The “Robbie Burns Celebration” featured Highland dancers from Shaw Dance in Ferguson Falls (above) and a taste of haggis. Inset: Almonte’s John Souter performs the Address to a Haggis.

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mer was one of the most vital recommendations. A native of London, Ontario, Ralph hit the ground running July 9. “The projects she has worked on to date include a hotel feasibility study, industrial parks signage, the development of an economic development website, and a plan for business visits,” explained LeBlanc. “She also acts as secretary for the community development committee and related subcommittees.” The extension of McNeely Avenue, which will connect Highways 7 and 15, received Lanark County’s full support. “The new road, officially named Captain A. Roy Brown Boulevard, will open some 200 acres initially to residential and highway commercial development and 35 acres west of Highway 15 for employment lands, and will set the stage for future development to the east,” said LeBlanc. “This will have a significant impact on the future growth of our community.” Plans to expand Industrial Park North are underway: extension of Bates Avenue with services being paid for by the adjoining property owners, which includes the town “This route will be used to access the future public works yard and Paul Knowles’ favourite, the snow dump,” said LeBlanc. “You’re finally See YEAR page A/CP2

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EMC Events – The Town of Mississippi Mills is inviting residents to an open house at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (212 Wolf Grove Rd.) this Saturday, Jan. 26. The new $28 million plant officially opened Sept. 27

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cancelled because of intense rainfall that day. More than two inches of rain fell in only a few short hours and OCWA staff had to attend to system issues locally and in other municipalities. Staff and OCWA were disappointed they had to cancel and hope that residents will

take advantage of the tours on Jan. 26 to learn more about the new extended aeration wastewater treatment plant. Troy Dunlop, director of roads and public works for the Town of Mississippi Mills, encourages residents to come to the open house to see one of the largest capital investments

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going to get one, right Paul?” Knowles is the town’s chief administrative officer (CAO). “We certainly could use it this year,” he piped up. The current snow dump is on Cooper Street. Developer Volundur “Wally” Thorbjornsson has created a business incubator program (Scandia Business Park) in Industrial Park North, said LeBlanc, with a resulting increase of over 100 new jobs in the community in 2012. Thorbjornsson arrived in Canada from Iceland approximately 11 years ago. He spent the first couple of years in Ottawa, before moving up to Mississippi Lake in Carleton Place where he resides with his wife and children. Sam Bat, the Original Maple Bat Corporation, relocated from Quebec to 110 Industrial Ave. Last year, baseball’s Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers) captured the Triple Crown – for the first time in 45 years – with a batting average of .330, 44 home runs and 139 runs batted in. Sam Bat provides bats to Cabrera. “Housing starts were 77, including the 46-unit condominium building on Coleman Avenue,” said LeBlanc. Other large housing developments are in various levels of planning stages, including Carlgate High, Olympia Homes, Steeplehill, NuGlobe and Cardel. Despite objection from homeowners living on McArthur

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Avenue and Laura and Napoleon Streets, council approved proceeding with a development permit agreement for a 60-bed retirement home at 49 Laura Street. The property’s existing structures (house and garage) will accommodate a dining room, sunroom, library, beauty salon, kitchen and medical offices. A three-storey addition will house the residences and common sitting areas. Concerns voiced included the magnitude of the addition, a loss of privacy and peace, extra traffic, drainage, and the removal of existing site vegetation. Carleton Place council also approved a 27-unit apartment building on Franktown Road. “A combined total of some $18 million in residential, commercial and industrial development occurred in 2012, which is comparable to previous years,” said LeBlanc. Downtown revitalization The Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) and Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce hired Pierre Cliché to study and make suggestions on the downtown core. The proposed realignment of Bridge and Lansdowne streets did not receive sufficient public support to warrant moving forward,” said LeBlanc. “The grand opening of the Market Square was met with considerable excitement and praise as this significant corner of our community has

Carleton Place mayor Wendy LeBlanc now been transformed from a derelict area to a beautiful community gathering spot.” The Carleton Place Farmers’ Market called the Market Square home each Saturday (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) from spring until fall. The municipality’s 2013 budget includes the addition of a covered pavilion and extension of the utilities building already on site. “Several new businesses opened downtown,” said the mayor, “including restaurants, floral shop and used furniture business.” The Maskeraid Halloween Parade (Oct. 27) and Santa Claus Parade (Nov. 24) brought thousands of area residents and visitors downtown. The town fully supports these

and other events hosted by the BIA, as well as Chamber activities. “A significant development in the life of the community was the acquisition of the former Carambeck Public School from the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB),” said LeBlanc. The facility is now known as Carambeck Community Centre. Connected to the Carleton Place Pool, the gathering place features a gymnasium and seven rooms. Last year, town staff developed policies for the use of the centre and determined rental costs. The municipality runs a before and after school child care pro-

gram (200 kids) in the building – 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Moreover, the UCDSB’s TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education is located on the premises, along with the Carleton Place and District Youth Centre – both accessible from Edmund Street. Jessica Smith, community programmer, relocated her office from the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena) to the centre. “On the grounds of the building: fenced play areas, increased parking and a new basketball court were created, along with an off-leash dog park bordering the northeast section of the property,” said LeBlanc. “Future plans include additional recreation facilities such as a skateboard park and a splash pad.” New hospital The board of directors of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) voted unanimously June 27 to endorse the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital’s (CPDMH) capital redevelopment proposal update, and recommended to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) the CPDMH/Health Village Integration Project advance to the next stage of the capital planning process. The new hospital would encompass 24 medical surgical beds, two airborne precau-

tion isolations rooms, a larger number of enclosed treatment rooms in the emergency department, diagnostic imaging unit and ambulatory procedures clinic, and in about 10 years time, hopefully the addition of CT scanning and bone densitometry services. “Several lobbyists, under the direction of council, worked on behalf of the redevelopment,” explained LeBlanc, “and finally a reply, a list of 35 questions, was received in December.” “We will continue the political pressure until we hear a positive response,” she continued. Along with hired consultants, Carleton Place staff and council worked on the new Official Plan (OP). Following an open house in June, final changes are being made for council’s endorsement. Absolute approval comes from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The town’s development permit bylaw will be updated to reflect changes in the OP. “Under the leadership of Carleton Place, recycling and solid waste contracts for five communities in Lanark (Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond/North Elmsley, Mississippi Mills and Montague) have been tendered for a June 2013 start,” said LeBlanc. “Two significant changes are the curbside pickup of See 2012 page A/CP14

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FACILITY OPERATOR – PART-TIME Job descriptions are available on the Township Website at www.twp.beckwith.on.ca under employment opportunities. If you are interested in joining our dedicated team, please forward your resume to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28th, 2013: Cynthia Moyle, C.A.O. The Corporation of the Township of Beckwith 1702 9th Line Beckwith Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 Phone: 613-257-1539 Email: cmoyle@twp.beckwith.on.ca All applications and enquires will be treated in confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for job selection purposes, only.

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Edwina Eddy spearheads special Employment Insurance benefit seatbelt on when you meet her,” said Edwina with a laugh. Colleen Ruth, Sharon’s daughter was age six when she was diagnosed with cancer. It was then the emotional and financial raoller coaster ride commenced. This was 10 years ago, said Edwina. Colleen is now 16. Her cancer is in remission. Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada has done a great deal of work to help families, but one thing they could not do until recently was to provide the necessary arrangement for compassionate leave.

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EMC News – Edwina Eddy is a resident of Carleton Place, however, what the majority of people don’t know is that she is the founder (1987) of Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada. Edwina, who lives at Waterside Retirement Community, became a campaigner for parents of children with cancer after Bryan Eddy, her 17-year-old son died of acute myelogenous leukemia in 1976. Losing a child is the nightmare of every parent, and when your child is critically ill, this fear is very real. What’s more, throughout this difficult time, it is not always possible to maintain the financial health of your family. “A cancer diagnosis inevitably means one parent must take time away from work,” said Edwina. Both Edwina and her husband were employed, and they had four other children. Bryan’s diagnosis came in 1972, and the numerous trips to the hospital were far and the disruption of family life resulted in a great deal of stress. “Back then there was no information or much support for families dealing with childhood cancer,” said Edwina. Fast-forward three decades and Canadian parents caring for critically ill or injured children will be eligible, starting in June 2013, for a special Employment Insurance (EI) benefit under a proposed change, which was announced last summer by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. By way of the change, a mother or father needing to take time off work to care for their son or daughter suffering from

“This bill (C-44) is so important,” said Edwina. “It is really necessary.” Through the years she said you could fill several rooms with the letters she received from parents in this thorny situation. Diane Finley, Conservative MP for Haldimand-Norfolk, sponsored Bill C-44. “Sharon and I – the two of us – did it together,” said Edwina. “I am still numb, but I feel a great deal of satisfaction.” When asked what her son would say about all her efforts. “Good job, mom,” she said.

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Edwina Eddy, founder of Childhood Cancer Foundation Cancer (right), is pictured with Megan Davidson, the organization’s current president and chief executive officer, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. a life-threatening illness or injury will be able to apply for up to 35 weeks of assistance. To be eligible, a medical certificate authorized by a Canadian-certified pediatrician or medical specialist is necessary. It is valid to children 18 years and under. The change is expected to affect approximately 6,000 families a year. The benefit is one of three initiatives of the Helping Families in Need Act (Bill C-44). The other two: the new federal income support for parents of murdered or missing children, and enhanced access to EI sickness benefits for parents who fall ill while they are receiving EI parental benefits. Current rules allow for six weeks of benefits, with a doctor’s note confirming the critical nature of the illness or injury. Edwina was in Vancouver in August with Harper when he announced the special benefit. Gord Brown, Member of Parlia-

ment (MP) for Leeds-Grenville, and “my buddy of the last three years to get this accomplished,” Sharon Ruth of Oxford Station, joined her. “If you know Sharon, put a

Edwina Eddy’s son, Bryan died of acute myelogenous leukemia at age 17. While in remission, he joined a group called Canadians for Health Research to help resolve the issue of medical research reduction. While Canada’s politicians were discussing the issue of capital punishment in 1976, Bryan is pictured marching on Parliament Hill. He made his own picket sign. It read: “I have leukemia. Without research, I am on death row.” He died three months later.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 7:00 pm Council Followed by: Policy Review Committee WINTER PARKING Any time Environment Canada forecasts a snowfall of 7 cm or more an overnight parking ban will be in effect in the Town of Carleton Place. This includes any forecast that calls for a range of snowfall exceeding 7 cm (i.e. 5 to 10 cm). When this ban is in effect parking is prohibited on all town streets between 11 pm and 7 am to allow for snow clearing operations. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed to the Public Library Parking Lot at 101 Beckwith St. A notice will be posted on the Town’s website (www.carletonplace.ca), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ carletonplacetownhall) and Twitter page (www.twitter.com/Carleton_Place) when a parking ban is in effect. For more information see: http:// carletonplace.ca/winter-parking-p1619.php

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY THE TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF Responsible for the efficient administration and safe operation of the fire department under the direction of the Fire Chief. Assumes the role of fire chief in the absence of the Fire Chief. As part of the senior management team of the department exercises good judgement in accordance with the established policies, procedures, guidelines and objectives of the department and demonstrates the ability to think independently while directing fire fighters both during emergency responses and non-emergency operations. Qualified applicants are invited to seek a detailed job description and submit their resumes, in confidence, to: Fire Chief Les Reynolds 15 Coleman St., Carleton Place, ON K7C 4N9 lreynolds@carletonplace.ca Resumes will be accepted until 16:00 on Friday, February 15, 2013. Only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment. A full job description is available from Fire Chief Reynolds or on-line at www.carletonplace.ca.

PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee Interested residents and/or property owners within the Town of Carleton Place are encouraged to submit their name for the consideration of Council in order to fill a

vacant position on the Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee. Briefly, the strategic priorities and responsibilities of the Committee are as follows: t5PQSPWJEF$PVODJMXJUIBEWJDF SFDPNNFOEBUJPOTBOE information concerning all aspects of environmental issues related to public policies, programs and projects. Interested residents may contact the Clerk for further information. Alternatively, candidates may forward a covering letter of interest and a resume to the undersigned regarding the above-noted vacancy by mail or by e-mail prior to Friday, February 1, 2013. D.H. Rogers, C.M.O. Clerk The Town of Carleton Place 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 drogers@carletonplace.ca 613-257-6211

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For an Economic Development Website The Town of Carleton Place Proposals shall be received until Thursday January 31st, 2013 at 11am Prior to the closing date and time, the submission must be delivered to: Jasmin Ralph, Economic Development Coordinator Town of Carleton Place 175 Bridge St., Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 For Information Contact: Jasmin Ralph Tel: 613-257-7244 jralph@carletonplace.ca

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PUBLIC MEETING FOR DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY-LAW AND WATER AND SEWER IMPOSE FEE BY-LAW TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013 AT THE PLANNING AND PROTECTION COMMITTEE MEETING Council is proposing to update the Development Charges By-law and the Water and Sewer Impose Bylaw. Proposed fees are shown below CURRENT Development Charge

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EMC News – It is proposed that 12 community groups will receive funding totalling $25,000 from the Town of Mississippi Mills as part of the 2013 budget. Although the allocated numbers were voted on at the special Committee of the Whole meeting on Jan. 15, the figures are only proposed and not final until the budget is approved. Thirteen groups applied for funding totalling $50,125 and at the beginning of the meeting the committee had a motion in front of it to allocate municipal funds of $23,175. However, at the end of the meeting they were so close to the total they went with $25,000. In 2012, council approved grants totaling $22,500. The Mississippi Mills’ municipal grants program is intended to assist and counterbalance costs to local clubs, groups, individuals and organizations involved in special events, initiatives and projects that have a positive influence for local residents and recipients, as well as the community as a whole. Prior to the meeting, treasurer Rhonda Whitmarsh and chief administrative officer (CAO) Diane Smithson went through

the applications and came up with a few suggestions on the grants. The first grant up for discussion was for the North Lanark Highland Games, it had requested $5,000, staff recommended $1,500. Coun. Alex Gillis thought they should increase the funding to $2,000 as it is the 30th anniversary of the games. “I think we should adjust the grant to their needs,” said Gillis. “It draws thousands of people to the community.” The motion to increase the funds was defeated and the staff recommendation of $1,500 was approved. The North Lanark Agricultural Society had requested $5,000 and staff recommended $4,000. The agricultural society had asked for the money to replace the roof on its building and Coun. Bernard Cameron brought up the fact that costs for major capital equipment/ renovations were not covered under the grants. “This is a standard expense,” said Abbott. “They would be disappointed if we didn’t give them $1,000…they provided services for the whole town, leave it at $4,000.” The committee agreed on a $4,000 grant. Mississippi Mills Bike Month gained a lot of attention

during the meeting. Organizers of the event sought a $5,000 grant and staff recommended $2,000, while Cameron made a motion to increase the funding to $2,500, which the committee accepted. “This thing is starting to take off,” said Coun. John Edwards. “This is about economic spin and could be like Puppets Up.” “We would like to keep the momentum going,” added Gillis. “It’s definitely a winner and brining people in, we should treat it like a venture capital and I am willing to add more money to it,” continued McLaughlin. The Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce had requested $5,000 however staff suggested they not receive any funding as there were grants available from the Community Economic Development Committee (CEDC). “They should be working with CEDC,” said Smithson. “Historically the Chamber has been with the CEDC budget,” Gillis pointed out. “I would question it in grants.” Levi reminded them that the Chamber is made up of businesses in Mississippi Mills who pay a lot in taxes, however the committee agreed with the staff recommendation not to give the Chamber any funding.

“Rather than nothing, which is a slap on the hand…we should give them at least $1,000, if we give them nothing it looks like we don’t support them,” said Cameron. “We need to recognize what they do for the business community.” Other groups receiving funding included: Union Hall, $1,000 (to help cover taxes);

Clayton Recreation Club, $3,000 (to help cover taxes); Almonte Concert Series, $2,000; Therapeutic Riding Program, $1,000; Puppets Up, $5,000; People First of Lanark County, $500 (in budget requesting $2,500 from councils in Lanark County); Pakenham Curling Club, $3,000; Pakenham Business and Tourism

Association, $500 (in kind funding to help with renewal of lookout across from Five Span Bridge); and Almonte Celtfest $1,000. The Naismith Basketball Foundation is set to keep its grant funding from 2012 and the 2013 grant will be reduced by the unused funds, as the 3 on 3 Basketball Festival was cancelled in 2012.

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EMC News – An adventurous young deer caused some commotion in downtown Carleton Place on Thursday, Jan. 17. First OPP responded to a call at 9:50 a.m. that a deer was trapped on the enclosed patio at Texas Worthy on Bridge Street. According to Community Services Officer Const. Sean Trahan officers helped the deer out of the patio. At approximately 10:30 a.m. a deer was spotted swimming in the Mississippi River near Town Hall, Trahan said it was “very likely the same deer.” Fire fighters and OPP responded to help the deer get out of the water, however fire reported the deer was able to get out of the water on his own and was last seen running towards the bush area near Princess Street.

Municipal Matters January 24, 2013 ACCESSIBILITY - DID YOU KNOW?

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm Special Committee (Water & Sewer Rate Study Update) Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm Special Committee (Training, Recreation Master Plan) Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm Council Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm Committee of the Whole All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated. YOU’RE INVITED TO TOUR THE NEW MISSISSIPPI MILLS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SATURDAY, JANUARY 26/13 The Town of Mississippi Mills, in partnership with the Ontario Clean Water Agency, is offering public tours of the new Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 212 Wolf Grove Road, Almonte. Residents and business owners are invited to attend guided tours to learn more about the facility operations on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Tours will commence at 10:30 am and finish at 3:00 pm (last tour will depart at 2:45pm).

Persons with a disability can only access your business if the accessible entrance and ramp are cleared of snow. Be sure to keep accessible parking spots available as well. Accessible entrances and washrooms are more convenient for all customers.

AEROBICS CLASSES STARTING JANUARY 28TH It’s a new year. Treat yourself to a healthier you. The Town of Mississippi Mills is hosting new Aerobics classes in Almonte and Pakenham. The 9 week session starts the week of January 28th. The cost is $72 for the session or $8 a class. Classes will be senior friendly so we encourage everyone to come out. Contact Calvin Murphy at 613-256-1077 for more information and to register.

THE TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS NEEDS YOUR INPUT How would you rate the quality of recreation programs, parks and facilities in your community? What kind of activities would you like to participate in? What new or improved recreation facilities do you think are required in the coming years? For what age groups do you think additional recreation programs should be provided? We work hard to make sure you and your family has access to quality parks, recreation programs and services. And we want to ensure that we’re meeting your needs for years to come. That’s why we’re reviewing the parks, recreation programs and facilities in your community. And you can help us by completing a short survey… Add your voice today! Take 5 - 10 minutes to fill out the survey now available on our new website www.mississippimills.ca.

We will be accepting feedback until February 8, 2013. Your input is an essential part of this review and will help the Town assess our delivery of current and future parks and recreation facilities, programs and services in Mississippi Mills. Hard copies can be found at: The Almonte Community Centre (182 Bridge Street), The Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham (112 MacFarlane Street), The Almonte Old Town Hall (14 Bridge Street), The Municipal Office (3131 Old Perth Road), The Almonte library (155 High Street) and The Pakenham library (128 MacFarlane Street) Have any questions? For more information, or to receive a hard copy of the survey, please contact Calvin Murphy, Recreation Coordinator at cmurphy@mississippimills.ca or 613-256-1077 Ext. 24.

QUOTE FOR THE SUPPLY OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE SERVICES Quotes on the prescribed Form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked “Building Maintenance Services” 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, or downloaded at www.mississippimills.ca. Quotes will be publicly opened at 12:15 p.m. local time, Friday, February 1, 2013, in the Committee Room, Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road, RR 2, Almonte. The lowest or any quotes will not necessarily be accepted. For further information, please contact Rob Tremblay, Acting Town Clerk at 613-256-2064 ext. 226.

*** EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY *** BUILDING INSPECTOR $54,470.13 - $64,693.43 For a detailed job description, check out our web site at mississippimills.ca or call Diane Smithson, CAO at 613-256-2064 ext 225. Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Monday, February 11, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613-256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROFESSIONAL (ARCHITECTURAL / ENGINEERING) SERVICES FOR RENOVATIONS AT THE STEWART COMMUNITY CENTRE, PAKENHAM Deadline for submissions is noon on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Copies of the RFP providing additional information can be located on the Town’s website www. mississippimills.ca. Any firms interested in submitting a proposal are requested to notify Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer by email at dsmithson@mississippimills.ca in case any addendums to the RFP are issued.

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Galleries highlight creations of artists at town office and library She was a member of the Almonte and Area Artists Association but approached the library independently. Cotterill started volunteering with Dolgoy in 2005 and is now assisted by Ann Jezewski. The Chambers Gallery was started in 2008 after the municipal building was restored and town staff invited them to display art, knowing they had been doing the same thing at the library. “We offer the gallery space for an artist for a month at the Chambers Gallery and then the show moves to the Corridor Gallery for a month,” explained Cotterill. Both the library and the town provide the space to the artists at no charge. “It’s unique in Almonte because of the support we receive from both the town and the library, and the staff are very supportive as well,” said Cotterill. “When a town is putting its face forward to show its support to artists this way is important.” They recently added a

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“Residents are paying towards this investment and they deserve the right to get in there and see it.” The tours will start at 10:30 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m. with the last tour departing at 2:45 p.m. Each tour will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes and will walk visitors through the process. “I hope we are overwhelmed with visitors,” said Dunlop. “It’s something the public should see and fantastic for little kids too. It’s a great education opportunity for the entire community,” said Dunlop. The plant is an extended aeration wastewater treatment with tertiary treatment and is designed for a population of 8,100 (urban) it is projected to serve the town with no need for upgrades until 2031. The average daily flow is 4,700m3/day with a maximum daily flow (MDF) of 14,100m3/day. The septage treatment is 35m3/day (designed for rural growth through to 2031) and flows in excess of MDF and will be diverted to Lagoon Cell A and pumped back

The Chambers Gallery (above), outside Mississippi Mills council chambers, is one of two local galleries run by volunteers, which displays local artists’ creations. The second is the Corridor Gallery located at the Almonte Public Library. Right: Pottery by Chandler Swain will be on display at the Corridor gallery Jan. 11 to Feb.13.

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through plant after peak event. There is also a standby power – one 750 KW diesel generator. Gemmills Bay pumping station (beside the power generating plant), was also upgraded and now has a maximum of 28,100 m3/day with backup pumping capability. A basic explanation of the how the plant works is as follows: All of the raw sewage gets pumped to the plant starting out at the head works bar screen, which removes large debris including rocks, small stones, gravel and other grit removal. The second step is the aeration tank where the water is constantly mixed with air and the clear water rises to the top, to go through a sand filter. After this step, the sludge materials are removed, processed and ultimately dewatered to enable materials to be safely used for agricultural purposes per the Nutrient Management Act. The last step is where the water is sent through ultraviolet equipment, which provides final treatment for the removal of harmful bacteria such as EColi. The effluent released to the river meets all provincial regulatory requirements.

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EMC Lifestyle – Art brings life and culture into a community. It is especially nice Almonte residents and visitors alike have not one but two resident galleries to view artwork. “Almonte and our Valley towns have a very rich resource of area artists,” said Barbara Cotterill, one of two volunteer curators. “It’s important for our community to show that culture. I think art enriches our life and to see art on a regular basis brings joy to our lives.” The Chambers Gallery is located in the hallway leading into the council chambers at the municipal office, located at 3131 Old Perth Rd. The Corridor Gallery is at the Almonte branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library, located at 155 High St. The Corridor Gallery started 15 years ago after Reva Dolgoy approached the library to see if she could hang artwork.

glass display case, which allows them to show another dimension of work. They try to vary the mediums monthly and welcome a wide range of artists in the gallery. From Jan. 11 to Feb. 13 they will be welcoming four artists to the galleries. At the Chamber Gallery Carleton Place artists Gayle Marshall will be displaying her watercolour portraits and Ian Paige from Lanark Township will have his pottery in the display cases. Over at the Corridor Gallery there will be Susan Ukkola from Kinburn who will be displaying her encaustic flash non-representational work and Chandler Swain will have her pottery in the glass cases. The galleries are open to all Ottawa Valley artists. Anyone who is interested in having their work displayed is encouraged to contact Cotterill or Jezewski with a bio and photos of their work via e-mail: barcott19@gmail. com or deuxisles@rogers. com.


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Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance Feb. 9 raises funds for CP arena improvements nity, especially country music shows. He says the profits from the February event will be added to the arena fund. Long-term plans call for an expansion and improvement project in Arena 1, which opened in 1969. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a committee in place who are looking at what it will take to add modern dressing rooms as well as improve the arena washroom facilities,â&#x20AC;? White says. Because the town now has a Tier 1 Junior A hockey franchise, the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), better dressing rooms are seen as a major asset. Besides providing a better option for the Canadians, who have been in operation since 2009, the improved arena would also be better suited to a variety of other activities. Canadiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; management is also confident the CCHL would look more favorably on the Carleton Place arena as a venue for some of its other activities, including the twice annual Junior A showcase competitions staged by the 12team league each season. White notes that larger, modern, wheelchair accessible washrooms have been on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;to do listâ&#x20AC;? for some time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The better the facilities, the better it is for everyone using the arena,â&#x20AC;? he observes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But this sort of work is very expensive and it will take

time to raise the money. We (staff association) are doing our part to assist.â&#x20AC;? Numerous events The Carleton Place Arena Staff Association has been involved in a number of fundraising activities in recent years. Among the special events they have put together was a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bleacher Bashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the year 2000, which raised money to outfit the then brand new second ice surface (Arena 2) with permanent seating. Originally the structure, which was built with the support of the entire community, had only temporary seating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do this (fundraising) on our own time as volunteers,â&#x20AC;? White outlines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to give back to the facility we spend so much of our time in and also help the people of the community who use it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a second home to us,â&#x20AC;? he continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put a lot of effort into (our) jobs and the building. Special events are a good team building strategy.â&#x20AC;? The associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semiregular dances have helped purchase a number of badly needed amenities and pieces of equipment for the complex. Included was raising monies for the fund established to put new boards in Arena 1 four years ago. Last fall the association donated $5,000 to purchase a modern sound system for the

arena. It is now in use by all of the organizations that use the facility regularly, including minor hockey and the figure skating club. Under the guidance of now retired manager Joe Crampton and his successor Joanne Henderson, the Carleton Place and District Community Centre, with its two ice surfaces and two upstairs community halls, has become well known as one of the best complexes in the region. Tickets for the Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dance are $15 each. The purchase price includes a light lunch at 11 p.m. Ticket buyers are automatically eligible for the door prizes that will be drawn during the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very affordable night out,â&#x20AC;? White adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People also have a chance to win three major prizes.â&#x20AC;? Included is a $250 gift card, courtesy of Stuart Vandervaart, owner of the Canadian Tire Corporation store in Carleton Place; an ultimate car package, courtesy of Schuyleur Seccaspina, operator of Vittorio Automotive Group in Carleton Place; and an indoor golf package, courtesy of the Thunderbird Sports Centre in Kanata. The draw for the main prizes will take place at 11:30 p.m. White says there will also be random door prizes drawn by emcee Kitts throughout the evening, along with a 50/50 draw.

Major sponsors for the event include Carleton Refrigeration (Roger Holmes), Rivington Mitsubishi (Barry Rivington and Kent Hahn), Bradda Printing Services (Rick Deschamps), Ashton Station Creative Group Inc., the Almonte Sign Company and the Canadian Gazette EMC community newspaper. The band, doubleBack, is a popular quartet that includes Wade Foster, fiddle, guitar and vocals; Shawn McCullough, lead guitar and vocals; Roch Lafleur, bass; and Mark Lemieux, drums. On this occasion friend Corey Sullivan on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals will join them. Sullivan, who is a regular in Charlie Majorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; band, performs at select events with doubleBack. Commenting on McIntoshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inclusion in the musical line-up, White says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to give a local performer another showcase.â&#x20AC;? McIntosh has won three major contests in recent years. In 2010 he captured the American Idol Experience contest at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida topping a field that included hundreds of aspiring singers. He repeated that success in 2011, winning the same contest. Also that year he captured the Kiwanis Idol competition in Ottawa, which led to his first

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EMC Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Residents of Carleton Place and district have an opportunity to celebrate Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and assist a worthy local cause at the same time. The Carleton Place Arena Staff Association is sponsoring a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the main upper hall of the Carleton Place arena complex on Neelin Street. The Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s themed event, which is scheduled to run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., will feature the music of the popular area band â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;doubleBackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. As an added bonus young Carleton Place singing sensation Jordan McIntosh will perform during the evening. Master of ceremonies will be well-known area personality Charlie Kitts, a 2010 inductee into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame. All proceeds from the venture go to the Carleton Place Arena Fund, which is in place to raise money needed to make long-term improvements to the complex. The arena is one of the main focal points for activities in the growing town of nearly 10,000. Bob White, senior facilities operator at the arena (he works for the Carleton Place Department of Recreation and Culture), is the chief organizer of the Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dance. White is well known for running numerous fundraising activities in the commu-

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NEWS

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Area sees an increase in winter finches this month EMC Lifestyle – Over the last month, many of us have been watching the skies and trees for hawks and owls. On Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, Tineke de Kuiper reported a Bald Eagle that flew over the frozen pond on her property. This action took place in Mississippi Mills. Friends who live on Tatlock Road also observed a Bald Eagle flying overhead near the village of Clayton. In the country west of Car-

leton Place, Judy and Glen Blackwell noticed a Barred Owl that was sitting in a tree in their front yard. They thought the owl seemed quite tame. When I talked with Judy, she stated that the owl had perched not far from their bird feeders. It was likely resting, or perhaps listening for mice or voles. Although usually nocturnal, Barred Owls hunt sometimes on cloudy days,

LYNDA C. BENNETT Strictly for the Birds

but mostly at dawn or dusk. Their foods consist of mice of many species, squirrels, chipmunks, other small mammals, and some small passerines. In Almonte, Jan. 15, Pip Winters looked out her window and saw a smallish hawk quartering a field. Grayish, with a black-striped tail identified the bird as a male Northern Harrier. This is the only North American hawk that has facial disks,

allowing it to locate prey by sound like owls can. The winter finches have increased in numbers over this month. Lots of flocks of Common Redpolls, with American Goldfinches mixed in, arrive at our feeders and seem to take over the area for a time. The flocks vary from 10 birds to a flock of more than 50 at one time. It is nice to see the goldfinches beginning to sport more yellow in the plumage of the males. While driving on some

of the back roads, the most common birds are still the American Crows. One or two Blue Jays, small flocks of Starlings, and a single male Northern Cardinal, plus Crows were my reward on Jan. 15. No hawks or owls were seen. At home, we have one Mourning Dove that sits and dominates the back feeder. Please call Lynda Bennett at 613-256-5013 or email bennett@magma.ca with your bird reports.

EMC Events – The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation will host a free volunteer forum at Carambeck Community Centre (351 Bridge St.) in Carleton Place on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited and registration is requested by Feb 1.

Please call 613-257-1976 or email amber@cpchamber.com to register. The forum will address new strategies that will help organizations evolve their program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in their program, and how recognition

plays a role in retention. Topics will also include the importance of continuing education and professional development to keep volunteers engaged and how organizations can attract youth volunteers and provide them with a meaningful volunteer experience that recognizes them for their contributions. Speakers will be in atten-

dance from Volunteer Ottawa. Volunteer Ottawa links people with community organizations and works directly with organizations to support knowledge development and resource distribution on topics integral to the effective and efficient use of volunteer capacity. The forum includes complimentary beverages and snacks.

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REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS “THE HIGHLAND VOICE”

Council Meeting Schedule: Committee Tuesday, February 5th, 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: www.lanarkhighlands.ca 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: rtrimble@lanarkhighlands.ca www.lanarkhighlands.ca

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: dennis@lanarkhighlands.ca www.lanarkhighlands.ca 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.

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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. rbunker@lanarkhighlands.ca www.lanarkhighlands.ca

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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OPINION

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EDITORIAL

Hockey’s back, but at what cost? EMC Editorial – Polo is the sport of kings, but is the time coming when only the princely set will be able to afford hockey too? The players of the National Hockey League are back on the ice, and the eyes of the nation are riveted on our seven Canadian teams in the hopes that at least one of them will return with Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time since 1993 – ahem, 20 years ago now. “The NHL lockout generated anger among hockey fans, but all is forgiven in Canada, where the local teams are excused and embraced,” wrote author and columnist Roy MacGregor in last Saturday’s Globe and Mail. “We live in a country

celebrating the return of a sport indelibly tied to our nationhood… a country where hockey is religion.” That may be so, right here, right now, but if we look below the surface, there is much going on that does not auger well for this to continue. The most alarming information came to us back in 2010 from The Hockey News, which reported that by 2016 – now just three years away – 30,000 fewer children would be enrolled in minor hockey than were three years ago. Some of this is the cost of equipment, but registration costs are getting prohibitive – a review of some minor hockey associations across Lanark, Leeds

& Grenville showing a range from $360 for initiation up to $760 for midget. (Meanwhile, soccer registration is hundreds of dollars less.) You’re looking at potentially more than $1,000 for registration and equipment, and that’s even before your youngster has set foot on the ice. Then there are travelling and tournament costs (hotels, meals, entertainment), and other incidentals, pushing the grand total ever higher. Some argue the high costs are keeping some families from registering their children, shrinking the pool of available players year after year. We agree. Would the hockey stars of yesteryear, many of whom came from modest

backgrounds, have made it into today’s NHL? Some Canadians see hockey like they see the Toronto Maple Leafs – too big to fail. (Well, financially that is, in that no matter how bad they’re playing, no matter how long they fail to get to the playoffs, forget even Stanley Cup contention, they will make big money, flying in the face of any business reality just about any other team has to face.) But hockey is not too big to fail. MacGregor writes of hockey being like a religion. This is true. All one has to do is read the French-Canadian classic kids’ story The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier to see that, in 1950s Quebec, hockey competed with the Roman Catholic church for the

hearts and minds of its people. Maurice “The Rocket” Richard was likely held on the same pedestal as the pope. But Charlie Gillis, a Hockey News senior writer, and co-author with Jim Parcels of the new book Selling the Dream, told Maclean’s magazine recently that while hockey “is and always will be an enormous part of the Canadian cultural fabric,” he wanted readers to “realize that it’s time to dial things down a bit. Hockey has become almost too important in Canada; in a lot of ways, it’s all we have.” Visitors to Toronto as recently as the 1980s would have seen Simpson’s department store on one side of the intersection of Queen and Yonge streets, and Eaton’s department store

on the other. Who could have seen then that both would go the way of the dodo bird come the 1990s? They were also venerable institutions, a part of our social fabric. And now they are both gone. Now, we’re not suggesting that Canadians will suddenly get sick of hockey and develop a taste for hackey-sack or extreme Frisbee as the national pastime. But look at the impact the 1994-95 baseball strike had on America’s national game. Is baseball close to where it was in terms of national prominence with our southern neighbours even a generation ago? It’s up there, but fans found out that there were other overpriced athletes chasing a ball around a field for them to watch.

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EMC Lifestyle – I’m baaaack! Have you missed me Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place? Perhaps some of you may remember and some won’t, but I started my journalistic career covering these communities over 10 years ago. I had the pleasure of getting to know the area for nine months, before I moved on to newspapers in Arnprior, West Carleton and Kemptville. After two and a half years spent as editor of the Kemptville Advance, I decided to make a change and came to the EMC in July 2007 to take over coverage for the Kemptville area. It was a decision I never regretted and really loved becoming part of the community in which I covered. Fast forward a little over five years and another opportunity presented itself when former news editor Marla Dowdall took over the editorship of our St. Lawrence EMC. Deciding that now was the right time for another career challenge, I applied for the role and here I am.

ASHLEY KULP The Usual Kulprit I am passionate about writing and telling the stories of great people in communities doing extraordinary things and I know that in Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills, there is no shortage of either. It’s the main reason I’ve remained within the community newspaper family for so long. I love immersing myself in the communities I’m covering and getting to truly know the movers and shakers. Experienced and excellent reporters, Tara Gesner and Tiffany Lepack, have been doing a great job in getting the news out to the community, and I’m sure we will make a great team. We are all dedicated to doing our best to ensure Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills know exactly what is going on in their communities. I’m looking forward to

seeing the changes the two communities have undergone since I left in 2002. Coming from North Grenville, which is one of the fastest growing municipalities in eastern Ontario, I know that Carleton Place is also right up there in terms of commercial and residential growth. Both communities are very similar in their makeups, so it will be interesting to see if they also face the same challenges. In addition to becoming news editor of the Almonte Carleton Place Canadian Gazette, I am also taking over our total coverage section of the EMC, which stretches throughout the entire region. So as I begin my first few weeks of the job, please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any story ideas or just want to say hi. I can be reached at 613-283-3182 ext. 156 or akulp@perfprint.ca.

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L E T T E R T O Horticultural society: Let’s think spring THE EDITOR Reader questions MTO DEAR EDITOR: On Dec. 21 I commuted into work in Ottawa from my home in Carleton Place. My drive takes me along Highway 7. According to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Travellers Information homepage, as of 6:11 a.m., Highway 7 between Perth and the junction of Highway 417 was snow covered with slushy sections. Apparently the person who published this information on the MTO site was unaware that there was no slush but instead two inches of rough ice packed on top of several more inches of snow. Discerning where the road was impossible and even though I drive with snow tires, I was having great trouble controlling my vehicle at 40 kilometres per hour (the fastest I could safely travel). Fortunately, once I reached Highway 417 the road was plowed and salted. To be honest, I’ve been on better logging roads in northern Ontario compared to what Highway 7 was like that morning. On my trip it was also very disheartening to see that the IKEA parking lot in Ottawa was plowed and salted, but Highway 7 between Carleton Place and the junction of Highway 417 was not. I did a little research and discovered that as of 2009 the annual average daily

traffic on Highway 7 going east from Carleton Place is 16,100 vehicles. During the same period, Highway 417 had 24,100 vehicles travelling on it at the point where it joins with Highway 7. So Highway 7 has 67 per cent of the traffic as does the 417 in the same region. These statistics are three years old and Highway 7 has since been twinned between Carleton Place and Ottawa, so we can assume that the annual average daily traffic has since increased. Considering this, I have a few questions for the MTO: As mentioned, at 7 a.m. the morning of Dec. 21, Highway 7 was covered in packed snow and ice, not slush. Why was the information posted on MTO Traveller’s Information homepage incorrect? Highway 7 was twinned to Carleton Place, essentially making it a 400 level provincial highway. Why does the province not maintain the road to the same conditions in winter as they do other 400 level highways? Considering the volume of traffic coming from Carleton Place has greatly increased (and continues to increase), why is the province putting lives at risk by not plowing and salting the highway properly in winter so it is safe for commuters? Scott Dunlop Carleton Place

EMC Events – When we’re in the midst of winter looking at ice and snow on our yards and gardens, it is time to look ahead and dream what can happen when the miracle of spring arrives. The best place to realize that dream begins on Monday, Jan.28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Community Church [near the roundabout] when the Almonte and District Horticultural Society holds their first meeting. Allan Goddard, the well known owner of Almonte Landscaping, will share some of the expertise he has gained over his many years of helping local people realize the potential of their yards. There are so many new homeowners in Mississippi Mills that he is gearing his talk to those who are starting to landscape a new yard. It can be overwhelming with so many choices; the title of his talk “Gardening – It’s Elementary, My Dear” is meant to intrigue anyone who wonders where to start. There will be a question period so it’s a chance to gain some insight into landscaping possibilities. We often feel the name of our group of gardeners ‘horticultural society,’ gives the idea we are experts and perhaps newcomers hesitate to come because they don’t know all the Latin names of their plants. You can be assured we have members at all levels of expertise who are more than happy to network with others, sharing problems and offering ideas on solutions. We have a large selection of books which will be offered at bargain basement prices, a raffle of gardening items and

delicious refreshments provided by the executive. The volunteer hours spent keeping Almonte’s gardens looking good is quite amazing. The town gives a grant covering the cost of the plant material for the main street planters and the Almonte Legion contributes towards the cenotaph but the members do the planting and maintenance. The large circular bed behind the library, Albert’s Garden and the bed at the arena sign are also society projects. Summer students handle the watering. This year, Missis-

sippi Mills is participating in the Community in Blooms competition so homeowners can help by keeping up the eye appeal in the front yard. As part of this, the society will again pick the ‘Yard of the Week’ to be featured in the local paper and receive prizes. Last year in conjunction with the Crown and Pumpkin Tour, the society sponsored a pumpkin painting competition. This year the seed will be given out and the children are to grow their own pumpkins The major fundraiser is the

Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon this year. It is the time to purchase well established plants when the donor can share best cultural practises with you. Other benefits are monthly newsletters by Nancy Timmons (worth the $10 membership alone), flower shows and member discounts from local nurseries. Come out on Jan. 28 and you’ll be sure to keep coming on the fourth Monday of each month to enjoy good company and gardening tips.

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EMC News – The winner of the Almonte Lions Club’s Three Minute Shopping Spree raffle was Mary Lou Souter, pictured with the club’s mascot Margaret MacNeill, Lion Aleta Roberge and cashier Anne Marie Barr. Souter came away with $368.55 worth of groceries on Jan. 18 at Patrice’s Your Independent Grocer.

Get the support you need to quit smoking, says Dr. Ursula McGarry There’s no doubt about it – quitting smoking is single most important thing you can do to improve your health. But quitting isn’t easy. Here are some smoking cessation tips from Almonte family physician Dr. Ursula McGarry. It’s never too late to quit – “One of the myths out there is that it’s too late to quit if you have been smoking for a number of years,” says Dr. McGarry. “But the health benefits of quitting smoking can be measured at any stage, whether you are a new smoker, have smoked for less than 10 years or have smoked for many decades.” But quitting sooner is better – “Recent research indicates the health benefits increase for those who quit smoking before age 40,” says Dr. McGarry. “The sooner you quit the better.” Quit even if you are an occasional smoker – “Occasional smoking can have a serious impact on the cardiovascular system,” warns Dr. McGarry.

“Occasional smokers are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack for 24 to 48 hours after smoking.” Quit for yourself – “It is very rare for someone to successfully quit for someone else,” says Dr. McGarry. You may have to try more than once – “The reality is that it may take multiple attempts to quit,” says Dr. McGarry. “There is no one perfect way to quit, and it takes time. The more support and

knowledge you have, the more likely you are to succeed.” Help is available – “Individual and group smoking cessation programs are available at the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team (OVFHT), from Nurse Practitioner Catherine Ramonal,” says Dr. McGarry. “Many patients may need both medication and counselling to quit. The nicotine patch, and medications such as Champix or Wellbutrin/Zyban are highly effective, because they interact with the same receptors in the brain that are activated by smoking. You also need to seek out ways to change the pleasurable behaviours or social activities you associate with smoking.” Talk to your doctor – “Our family physicians at the OVFHT are very motivated to help you quit smoking,” says Dr. McGarry. “That’s because they see, first-hand, the negative health effects of longterm smoking.”

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HAPPY 65TH ANNIVERSARY Rolla and Gladys Davis January 24, 2013 Love and Best Wishes, Marsha and Bev

The family of the late William Faith is extremely grateful for the love and kindness shown to us throughout these last three weeks. The many acts of compassion during the hours Bill was missing and while he was in hospital and the sympathy shown to us after his passing were very helpful to us and will be fondly remembered. Your prayers, phone calls, cards and visits, your gifts of food and flowers, and your generous memorial donations were greatly appreciated. A special thanks to our wonderful neighbours, to those who helped in the search for Bill, to the Perth Hospital second floor nurses who cared for Bill so diligently, to Dr. Gauthier and Dr. Ehrat for their expert care and decisions, to Rev. Camille Lipsett and all the people from St. Paul’s United Church who supported us and provided their excellent services, and to the staff at Blair’s Funeral Home for their exceptional care and support. We are truly blessed to have received so much from all of you. Thank you to each one who helped us during this difficult time. Betty Faith and all the Faith family

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The family of the late Harry C. Mather would like to thank everyone for their words of condolence, acts of kindness and donations in honour of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Thanks to Blair and Son for their planning of the arrangements and to Balderson United Church and Rev. Shelly Roberts for conducting the funeral. Thanks to everyone who played a part in the service and to Balderson U.C.W. for the luncheon afterwards. Much appreciation to emergency staff at G.W.M. Hospital on December 21, 2012 and to Dr. R. Moxon and 3rd floor nurses who kept Dad as comfortable as possible during his short stay. Special thanks to staff at Rideau Ferry Country Home, Kate Donnelly and Bayshore Care for their kindness and commitment to helping Dad remain independent and ensuring that he could continue to live at R.F.C.H. as were his wishes. Much appreciated. Hearfelt thanks to all. The family

THANK YOU I, Katie Barr, would love to thank absolutely everyone who was there for me and my family at the time of my Mom, Donna Wilson’s, death. Thank you to everyone who sent flowers, food, phone calls and took the time to visit. Although everyone involved contributed and supported me a great amount, and I appreciate it, I would like to add a very special thank you to Jamie Materman, Sue Martin, Jesse, Daina & Bill and crew, Pat and Richard, Sam Draffin, pallbearers, Jerry, Aunt Beth, St. Johns, anonymous gifters, all of my amazing friends, Joanna, and many others. If you weren’t mentioned here, don’t feel bad, I still love you all! Thank you! Just a lot of amazing people to thank. Don’t forget about my Aunt Suz and Shano. Anyway, all we can do is realize my Mom is in peace. Sometimes that is hard to make clear so thanks for supporting me and each other. Thank you!

You are cordinally invite to an OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE THE 80TH BIRTHDAY OF DALTON CARRY Almonte Civitan Hall 500 Almonte Street, Almonte ON Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Your kind wishes will be the best gift of all

BOND – Proud parents Stephanie and Philip are pleased to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby daughter, Rachel Lillian, born January 4, 2013, weighing 7 lbs., 8 ozs. Ecstatic first-time grandparents are Margaret and Tony Bond and Cathy and Bruce Nesbitt.

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY Thelma Moore February 3, 2013 Friends and relatives are invited to a Birthday Tea on Sunday, February 3, 2013 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall (parking via Beckwith St) Carleton Place, ON Best wishes only

Thank You The family of the late Bernadette McVean wish to express our sincere thanks for the many gestures of kindness and support extended to us at the time of her death. We appreciate the many expressions of sympathy, the Mass offerings and the floral and memorial donations and are particularly grateful to those who braved adverse weather conditions to attend the visitation and funeral.

CARTER – Dan and Lisa are happy to announce the arrival of their second child, Trent William Carter born on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital at 6:08 p.m., weighing 8 lbs., 1 oz. Trent is welcomed by big sister Reese. Loving grandparents are Brian and Patti Carter from Mallorytown, ON and Barrie and Marie Fleming from Jasper, ON. Special thanks to Dr. Wang, Glenda, Darlene and the maternity staff of the PSFDH.

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We extend a special thank you to the staff of Almonte Country Haven for their compassionate, dedicated and respectful care of Bernadette for the past five years, to Father Lindsay Harrison and the pastoral care team of Holy Name of Mary Parish for the spiritual support they provided her, to Father John Burchat and Deacon Michael Doherty for their support of our family during the funeral, to Donna and Bill Mulvihill for their generous hospitality during this difficult time, and to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and staff for their support and attention to every detail. These many kindnesses helped us to celebrate her long life with much joy and thanksgiving. Kathryn, Don, Joyce, Paul and Ryan McVean

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HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY Lis and Wolfgang Cholch January 29, 2013

Thank you from the family of John Watt McInnes The family of the late John McInnes would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our relatives, friends and neighbours for their many expressions of sympathy. We are grateful for their support and prayers during the loss of our dear husband, father and grandfather. A special thank you to our minister, Rod Bennett, for his caring support and for the remembrance services at Trinity United Church, Hopetown, Ontario. Thank you to pallbearers Harold (Sandy) McInnes, Craig McInnes, Mackenzie Park-McInnes, Wayne Arnott, Ellis Carter, Russell Lalonde, Glenn Stead and Murray Stead. Thank you to the staff of Blair and Sons Funeral Services. Sincerely, Ethelyne and the McInnes Family.

Happy Birthday Mackenzie!! We want to wish Mackenzie Cathryn Paterson a very happy first birthday!! On January 17th, 2012 you turned our lives upside down and we have loved every minute of it! We look forward to celebrating many more birthdays together!! Love, Mom and Dad

HAPPY SWEET 16th BIRTHDAY January 17th Alexis Watt Oh how times have changed. You have grown up to be a beautiful girl. But some things remain the same, always a phone in your hand. All our love Mom, Maxwell, Rebecca Poppa and Mary XOXO


BOOTE Dirk William Passed peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Kingston General Hospital in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Pamela (Geoff Sharpley) and Charlene Boote (Paul Calder). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Cassidy, Tennyson and Kennedy. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. As per Dirk’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Because of Dirk’s love for animals donations to L.A.W.S or the O.S.P.C.A would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www. lannin.ca

MAGUS, Jean (nee Stewart)

Peacefully at the Almonte General Hospital, Almonte, Ontario on Saturday, January 19, 2013 with her family at her side in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of Nick Magus for 55 years. Loving mother to Nicki and her husband Steve Kempton. Jean will be missed by her loving family, friends and her devoted dog Molly. Predeceased by her sisters Ellen, Isabel, Inez and a brother Robert. Special thanks to the nursing staff at the Almonte General Hospital for the care and kindness given to Jean. The Magus family invited family and friends to attend a service in memory of Jean which will be held at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11 am. For those who wish to make a donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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I will like to extend a big thank-you to the young Gentlemen who handed in my wallet to the Independent Grocer in Perth on January 16th. Someone raised you right! In honor of your goodwill and honesty I have made a donation to the local Food Bank. Bless you.

THANK YOU Verna Rathwell December 26, 2012 We wish to express our thanks to staff for the wonderful care received at Lanark Lodge for the past 13 years. Thanks to Stewart Blair and staff at Blairs Funeral Home, to Reverend Grace Vaters for her touching service. Thanks for all cards, food, floral tributes and donations. Sincere thanks Rathwell Family

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for the expressions of sympathy we have received from friends, relatives and neighbours on the passing of our beloved brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Earl Code. Thank you for cards, visits and telephone calls. We especially thank his daughter and son-inlaw, Gloria and Stewart McIntosh for their devotion, love and care to Earl during these last eight years. Earl was a wonderful man, a devoted brother and a much loved uncle. Murray and Muriel Code, Carla and Myron, Jamie and Kelly, John and Cheryl and families

I would like to thank all my friends and my family for being part of my 80th birthday celebrations at the Civitan Hall, Almonte on December 23, 2012. My deepest appreciation for your cards and gifts and most of all your presence. It was a great joy and a privilege to greet you at the door and I apologize if I did not have an opportunity to meet with everyone. Your thoughts and good wishes will remain with me always. Elford Giles

WATSON Shirley Marie Peacefully in Almonte Country Haven on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Shirley Kells of Almonte, age 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Bert Watson and dearly loved mother of John (Gina), Judy Brown, (John), Debbie Baker (Arnold), Sandra Kells (Joe) and Randy Lee (Tammy). Sister of Gladys Lee, Mae Sweeney and Edith Manion. Predeceased by 3 sisters; Doris Lee, Bridget Martin and Dorothy Manion and by one brother; Alphonsus Kells. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario (613)256-3313 for visiting on Wednesday, January 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and where a complete Service including committal will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 AM, Rev. Mary Royal, officiating. Spring interment, Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. For those who may want to honour Shirley with a memorial donation, please consider Almonte Country Haven. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

Passed away peacefully in the hospital, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 14, 2013 Roger Paul Fox at the age of 63. Roger is predeceased by his mother June (nee McCumber) and his brother Jeff and his sister Valerie Fox. Roger is the beloved son of Glenn Fox. He is survived by his loving wife Bonny Jean (nee Klarborg). Cherished father of Melissa (Chris Burrill) and Angela Fox. Devoted grandfather of Nicholas and Nathan Burrill and Brianna, Lauren, Matthew, Caleb and Noah Conlon. Roger will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters Sharon (Joe) Price, Joanne (Ted) Brownrig), Rosemary (Joe) LaPointe, Merrilie (Dale) Gray, Bill (Tammy) Fox, Janice (Greg) Johnston, Heather (Chris) Monk, Terry (Megan) Fox and Bob Fox. He will be fondly remembered by his brother and sister-in-law John and Carol Martin, his niece and nephew; Christina (Paul) Desmarais and Jason (Jeanne) Martin as well as his many other extended family and friends in the Smiths Falls and surrounding communities. A private memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Breakfast Club at St. James The Greater School in Smiths Falls. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Miller Hilda L. Miller

Peacefully at Lanark Lodge in Perth on Friday January 18th, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Hilda was predeceased by her cherished parents Donnely and Margaret Cox, her beloved husband Forrest M. Miller, dear grandson Brian Tysick, sisters Orpha Hansen, Nellie Denna, and Irene Schonauer and brothers Richard, Guy, Charlie and Robert Cox. She will be sadly missed by all her loving family; her sons Arnold (Shirley) and John (Hazel) Miller, daughters Marie (Ross) Tysick and Lorena (Marty) McAvella, her 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Gladys Cox and Dorothy Miller, many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth Sunday January 20th, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. The funeral service was held in the Chapel Monday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment followed in Crawford Cemetery. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to Elphin Presbyterian Church or the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Suddenly in hospital in Ottawa at the age of 60 years. Jeffrey was predeceased by his parents Norma and Robert Howe and sister Cheryle Howe; he will be sadly missed by his daughters Jodi, her family Julian, Jesse, Lily and Lucius and Jamie (Shawn) and her family Joel, Brydon, Miah, Shylah and Nevaeh and his brother Bill Howe. The services will be held privately for the family. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to an organization which had great importance to Jeffrey, Perth & District Minor League Baseball. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. “One constant in life is baseball”, quote from the Field of Dreams. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Livingstone Daniel A. Livingstone

Peacefully, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Sunday, January 20, 2013 Dan Livingstone at the age of 56. Beloved husband and best friend of Beverly Parry. Much loved and respected father of Nate Livingstone. Cherished son of Rev. Sam Livingstone (Sharon) of Kemptville and Daisy (Knipe) Livingstone of Ottawa. Loved brother of Phil Livingstone of Washington, DC and Doug (Pat) Livingstone of Great Falls, Montana. Brother-in-law of Brenda Parry (Mike Shorey) of Canmore, Alberta, Betty Parry (Doug Mortier) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Bonnie (Frank) Wilkie of Okotoks, Alberta. Sadly missed by Aunt “G”, his 6 nieces, his 4 nephews, cousins near and far, extended family and many dear friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Barbara Parry Pediatric Oncology Association, Chrysler Hall North Rm G117, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON N9B 3P4. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Joan Elizabeth Olive Joan Passed away on Thursday January 17, 2013 in her 86th year after a lengthy and inspirational battle with Cancer. First diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago followed by bone cancer 13 years ago, she defined for all of us the meaning of courage and strength by demonstrating a tenacious will to live. Joan was predeceased by the Love of her life and husband Bill in 2000. She was surrounded in life, as at the end of her journey, by a dedicated and loving group of friends. Her circle of friends was wide and deep and was to her of profound importance. A special thank you to Dr. Hendry and his staff for their dedicated care of Joan over the past 25 years and especially during her last days in hospital. To those caregiver friends during her last 10 months in hospital and to those same caregiver friends over the past number of years whose kind efforts kept Joan living at home; Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased. You were good friends to our Joan – you will always be good friends to me – Howard. Joan was a passionate Anglican. She loved her church; the words, the music and the community. To honour her life please consider the gift of a donation to the Merrickville Holy Trinity Anglican Church in her memory. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Merrickville Union Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

DICKIE Muriel Eileen Peacefully at Hilltop Manor on Friday January 18, 2013 in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late H.G. Gauthier and W.T. Dickie. Dear daughter of the late Adam and Elsie Baker of Burritts Rapids. Also predeceased by her sisters Laura Gauthier, Velma Cole and brother Carmon Baker, also her son Donald Gauthier, all of Smiths Falls. Sadly missed by William Lloyd whom she considered like a son. Dear Aunt and Great aunt and great-great aunt of several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many friends with whom she partied and traveled. Muriel was an active member in the community. She was a life time member of the Orange Lodge. In addition to the lodges she had served as President of the Lawn Bowling Club, the Ladies Curling Club, the Auxiliary of the Anglican Church and was a member of the Crystal Chapter, the Senior Citizen Club. She had also served as a delegate of the Civil Service at the Rideau Regional Center and was active in their recreational club. Friends were received at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Wednesday January 23, 2013 from 11:00 AM until time of Funeral Service in the chapel at 1 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.

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CAMERON Helen W. (R.C.A.F. 1942-1946)

Passed away peacefully on January 17, 2013 at the Almonte General Hospital. Helen (nee Boal) of Pakenham/White Lake, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon (2006). Loving mother to Terry, Kelly, and the late Lorie. Proud “Granny” of Todd, Stacey, Brooke, great-grandmother of Jessica and Haidin. Pre-deceased by her siblings Mae (Bill), Gordon (Isabel), Jim (Margaret), and Marjorie (Wilfred). Sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313. for visiting on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm and on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 9:30am to 11am with a Celebration of Life following in the Chapel at 11am. Spring inurnment at White Lake United Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Zion United Church (Cedar Hill) or the Royal Canadian Legion. A special thanks to Nancy for all of her dedicated care and support. Please note: A Legion Service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Predeceased by her beloved husband Eric Muchmore McKinstry, parents Stanley Anderson and Annie Boaden, brother William in infancy, sisters Edith Stephenson and Marnie Martin, and granddaughter Kay in infancy. Survived by daughter Sally O’Rourke-Johnson (Ed) and her children Erin, Sean and Kate; son Bob (Marva) and his children Rob and Dugan; daughter Susan McKinstry (Bill Leznicek) and their children Caleb and Sarah; and son Peter (Debra) and their children Sean and Laura; 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Muriel was born in Kemptville in 1915. She attended the University of Toronto, graduating in 1935. After their marriage Muriel and Eric travelled extensively for Eric’s work to remote sites in Canada and overseas. After Eric’s death, Muriel began a teaching career in Quebec in 1965, retiring back home to Kemptville in 1977. Muriel was an active life-long member of St. James Anglican Church. She was an avid reader and community volunteer and was truly beloved by all her family. A Memorial Service was held at St. James Anglican Church, 35 Clothier Street, Kemptville, on Wednesday, January 16th at 10 a.m. Donations to St. James Anglican Church or Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated.

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mcgarryfamily.ca 613-258-2435 JOHNSON Robert Glen (Bob)

Age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at the Maycourt Hospice in Ottawa, with Bonnie Johnson and his family by his side. Bob is survived by his daughter Naomi Johnson (Carman Melville), son Jonah Johnson (Jennifer Power), beloved grandson Liam Chedd and his brother Keith Johnson (Erika Riley). Bob asked that those wishing to do so, could make a donation to the Maycourt Hospice or a cancer research foundation of their choice. Bob chose not to have a funeral but his family will hold a celebration of his life at Snow Road on the shores of his beloved Mississippi River this summer.

HUGHES Donald

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Peel Manor Long Term Care in Brampton on Friday January 11, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Carina Hughes (2008). Dearly loved father of David and Kathy Hughes. Dear brother-in-law of Bruno DeLazzari, Jeannine Vendramin and Audrey Vendramin. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Leslie Hughes, Edward Hughes, Risdon Hughes and Ross Croucher. Friends were invited to call at the Patterson Funeral Home, 6062 Main St. Niagara Falls for visiting Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service in celebration of his life was held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Mr. Hughes donations to Heart Niagara would be appreciated by his family. On-line condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com

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Johnny Willard April 9, 1952 January 18, 2013 Johnny has passed away at home after his courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side. Son of Marguerite (nee Duncan) and George Shipley. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Denise (Heaphy). Sadly missed by his children Johnnie, Nicole (Kenny), Stephanie (Trevor) and grandson Braxton. Loved brother of David, Diane, Gary, Paul (Colleen), Kenneth (Raylene), and Wayne (Lynn). To honour Johnny’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to gather and celebrate Johnny’s life at The Royal Canadian Legion at 177 George St. in Carleton Place on Saturday January 26, from 1-4 pm.

ROBINSON Nancy Jean Peacefully at home, Wednesday January 16th, 2013 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Harold. Loving mother to Heather (Les), Darren (Ashley) and Craig (Katie). Cherished grandmother of Madison, Zoe, Brody, Taylor, Ashton and Jordan. Daughter of the late Frank and Marguerite Scissons. Sister to Lorraine (Gerry Ferguson) and Don Scissons (the late Betty). Will be missed by many extended family. A special thank you to Trish Hadden, the Bayshore Home Health Team, and the Red Cross Workers. Friends were invited to visit at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville on Sunday, January 20th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. A Memorial Service was held in the Chapel on Monday, January 21st at 11am. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Foundation or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated.

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

Leonard Aubin May 10, 1920 - January 16, 2008 Dad we think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit, And put your flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there. We miss you on this the 5th year of your passing. And we always will. Love your family

24th 1976 - McDougall, Esther Sarah 1992 - Sensenstein, Elisabet 1993 - Braun, Patricia Lynn 2006 - West, Roy Stephen 25th 1987 - Coe, Elizabeth Jane 1991 - Morrow, Charles Frederick 1993 - Reilly, Karl Robertson 1995 - Craig, Susan Edith 1999 - Campbell, Nancy Ann Elizabeth 2009 - Fergusson, Joan Elaine 2009 - McNaughton, Mary Evelyn 26th 1978 - Goodfellow, Jessie Ann 1981 - Gillan, Marguerite Ann 1981 - Bellamy, William John 1995 - Bone, Arthur 1997 - Toop, Helen Jean 1998 - Gilmour, Gordon Benjamin 2004 - Naismith, Francis Gilmour 2006 - Kennedy, Arthur Frederick

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MANTLE, STEVE January 30, 2001, age 47 years In loving memory of a beloved son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. We treasure memories of many good times together - always love and laughter especially love. Forever missed by Mom Lois, Sisters Lorie (Warren Cline), Lisa (Carl Thomlinson), Meredith (Chris Hannah). Nieces and nephew Bronwyn and Brenden Cline, Chloe and Merri Hannah, Miss You - XO

Joan Sunstrum January 28, 2012 In loving memory of my mother. You are so dearly missed by your daughters Debbie and Sandi. Grandchildren Adara Amaro Jamie Kyle Jessie I hope you are seeing us through Rose coloured glasses.

Nesbitt Marion G. Nesbitt

Peacefully, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 21, 2013 Marion G. (Moore) Nesbitt at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late George Burton Nesbitt. Loved mother of Barry (Judy) Nesbitt, Geraldine (Brian) MacArthur, Wendy (Bob) Murphy and Sandra (Michael) Millotte. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Tracey, Lisa, Sean, Jason, Brett, Chris, Sarah, Megan and Brianna and seven great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Kathleen Rae and predeceased by brother Clayton and sisters Olive, Irene, Ethel and Ella. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many good friends. Private family services will be held in the spring. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.). Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

WHITE, Garry (January 24, 2005) – In memory of a treasured husband and father lovingly remembered and missed each day. There is no parting from those we love, No distance can divide, For in every cherished memory, You are present by our side. Remembering you can cause a smile, Bring laughter or a tear, How precious are these memories, That keep you ever near. Forever loved, Dianne, Todd, Corey & Karissa

CONVEY - In memory of Shirley, wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away January 25, 2009. Wishing today as we wished before That God could have spared you many years more. In our hearts your memory is kept To love, to cherish and to never forget. Love Wayne, Shenda, Stephen, Christopher, Jared and Brett

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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”.

27th 1973 - Sonnenburg, Irwin Arnold 2000 - Rodger, James Roy 2000 - Raycroft, Maud Ann 28th 1987 - Simpson, Lloyd George 1991 - Forsythe, John Teskey 2008 - Darling Stanton 2009 - Coulber, Roger 29th 1977 - Delarge, Mary Elizabeth 1979 - Storey, Evelyne Marguerite 1994 - Byrne, James Leo 1994 - Timmins, Herbert John 1999 - Beckett, Wellington E. 2006 - Vaughan, Leonard Thomas 2007 - Brazeau, Patricia Ann 2010 - McGregor, Lorna “Joan” 2011 - Buchanan-Barr, Frances May 30th 1994 - Singard, Rosina Maria 1996 - Sampson, Laura Jane 1999 - Greene, William Robert Grant 2000 - Cuerrier, Loretta T. 2011 - Bruce, Taylor Emmett

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SMITH, Doreen (Hewitt) – In loving memory of a dear mother who passed away January 21, 2004. If we could have one wish, One dream that would come true. We would pray to God with all our hearts, Just to see and speak to you. A thousands words will not bring you back, We know because we tried. And neither will a million tears, We know because we cried. You have left behind our broken hearts, And precious memories too. But we never wanted memories MOM, We only wanted YOU… Forever loved and in our Hearts Carla & Brian

SLACK, Danny A. June 20, 1962January 19, 2010 In loving memory of Danny who left this world too soon. Every day in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, still loved and always dear. Love Mom Dolores Conder and your “Kid” sister Penny xo

PILATZKE – In loving memory of Blair Andrew Pilatzke who passed away on January 29, 2010. Loving memories never die, As years roll on and days pass by. In our hearts a memory is kept, Of the ones we love and will never forget. Sadly missed by Mom and Dad, Sheldon, Sascha and Aviara Blaine and Carla

BURGESS In loving memory of Irene Hazel Burgess, January 29, 2003. We think of you in silence We often speak your name We feel again that awful night That never should have came Our hearts just feel so empty The aching has no end And every day we face the world Smile and play pretend The days and nights keep passing As the weeks turn into years By day we do our best to last At night we cry more tears What it meant to lose you Mom No one will ever know Our thoughts are always with you Your place no one can fill In life we loved you In death we love you still They say time heals everything But we know this isn’t true Because it hurts just as much today As it did ten years ago Loved and always remembered Dodie, Doug and family. P.S. Irene was a survivor of the Almonte Train Wreck Dec 27 1942.

BURGESS, Ernie & Irene In loving memory of our parents and grandparents Ernie (January 3, 2011) and Irene (January 29, 2003). When someone you love becomes a memory, The memory becomes your treasure. Always remembered, Forever loved, Steve, Patricia, Corey, Cody and Kelsie


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2009 Toyota RAV4 4WD (Red) Auto, Air, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 55,940km, Stk# 121362A................................... $17,394 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD AWD (Silver) Auto, Air, Sunroof, Tow Pkg., 70,730km, Stk# 131477A ................... $19,394 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD (Burgundy) Auto, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 35,606km, Stk# 11887A ................ $17,898 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, Tow Pkg., Liner, 48,436km, Stk# P7263 .......... $18,394 2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS (Blue) Auto, Air, OnStar, Remote Star, Bkt. Seats, 108,978km, Stk# 121299A .....Local Trade $16,900 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 (Khaki) Auto, Air, Hdt. Lth. Seats, Tow Pkg., 113,388km ..................Local Trade $8,900

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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.

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Firewood For Sale. You cut, you split. $45/cord. 613-284-3238

Our pigs are naturally raised and allowed to graze in woodland and pasture, as well as being fed grain. No antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products are used. Available by the whole, side, family pack or sample pack. Please contact for prices. 613 258-6408 or redpigs@hotmail.ca

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

Firewood: Dry Mixed hardwood. $100/face Call (613)258-7127.

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2006 Yamaha 4x4 ATV approx 1600km’s asking $3500 obo, with plow included. Good condition runs great. Call Chris 613-602-0310

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.

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Trunk, fully cedar lined, brown vinyl covered, 35”lx20”wx19”h. $40. 613-284-4256.

Firewood, all hardwood $85/face cord, softwood mixed, $65/face cord. Also outdoor furnace wood available. Delivery available. 613-285-1547.

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HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7

Set of 4 winter tires on rims. Brand: Avalanch X-Treme. Size: 205/65 R16 Bolt Pattern: 5x100. Good Condition. Asking $200 Cal 613-257-8771.

Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.

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Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

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NOLAN, Ruth- In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Ruth Nolan, who passed away January 24, 2005. A special smile, A special face And in our hearts a special place. No words we speak can ever say How much we miss you every day. Loved and sadly missed Vanessa, Darren and Delane xo

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.

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.

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EVANS, Roland – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather who passed away January 29, 2009. Beside your grave I often stand, With heart both crushed and sore, Silent till the sweet words come, “Not lost, but gone before.” God knows how much I miss you, He counts the tears I shed And whispers, “He only sleeps, Your loved one is not dead.” So I’ll be brave, dear Roland, And pray to God each day, And when He calls me home to you, Your smile will guide the way. Sadly missed by wife Rose, Rowland and Linda Peter and Debbie Leah and Greg Susan and Jeff Lorraine and Dale 11 grandchildren and spouses 16 great-grandchildren and Magic

NERON, Don - In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away Jan 17th 2011. There is never a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We miss you so much. Love your family.

Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at www.smythsapples.com. Open daily til April 1st.

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WATT, Jack - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away January 22, 2012. In Our Hearts We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts. Never forgotten Carol and Family

LEE - In loving memory of a dear grandson, Adam, who passed away 3 years ago. It has been 3 long years since that sad day, My precious grandson was called away. His accident happened so suddenly, No time to say goodbye Now he lives in Heaven Only God knows why. He laid there oh so quietly, We watched him fade away, Til one night God’s angels came And he peacefully slept away. Some day I will walk that lonesome road I must go alone, When I reach the pearly gates I know he will be waiting there To say Grandma welcome Home. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered Grandma Lee

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FRASER - In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Heather, who passed away January 29, 1985. Twenty eight sad and lonely years have passed, Since our great sorrow fell How well we do remember, That sad and weary day. God gave us the strength to meet it The courage to bear the blow. But what it meant to lose you Heather, No one will ever know Friends may think we have forgotten, When at times they see us smile But they little know the heartache, Our smiles hide all the while. They say time heals all sorrows and helps you to forget But time has only proved how much we miss you yet. Always loved and sadly missed Mom, Dad, Laurie, Scott, Fraser, Joey & Ethan

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Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit www.valleysportsmanshow.com for dates and details of courses near you. Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

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

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.

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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.

Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16â&#x20AC;? diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. www.blackscreek.ca (613)889-3717.

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Manuals and decals. Operator manuals, service manuals, parts manuals. Tractors, engines, implements and heavy equipment. Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tractor Manuals (519)539-0739.

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Fast cash for reasonably priced real estate of all types. Call us for free evaluation and consultation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

MF 1135 tractor $7250.00; Ford 5000 loader $5750.00; IH 384 loader $4500.00; NH TL 90 cab loader $25800.00. 613-223-6026.

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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. 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.

Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

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St. Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198.

LOWER BEVERLEY LAKE PARK MANAGEMENT BOARD EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for CANTEEN OPERATIONS The Lower Beverley Lake Park Management Board is conducting background research into the possibility of contracting services for the operation of the canteen from May to September at the Delta Park facility which offers the rental of 235 campsites / 11 cottages.

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MORTGAGES 1ST & 2ND /L.O.C. Private Funds Available Credit Problems? I have solutions. Please contact Jack Ronson 1-855-847-7337 Metro City Mortgages, Belleville. Licence#M08004515 Broker#10202

Dog obedience classes. Puppy kindergarten, beginners and advanced classes located at the Perth Indoor Pool and the Training Hall (just off the Carp Rd.). Specializing in training your dog to be a better behaved family member. Professional instructors Jim and Judy Stewart of True Companion Dog Obedience School, serving the Perth and area communities for over 23 years. Gift certificates available. www.trainyourdog.ca. (613)264-0203, or 1(888)299-7185.

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.

Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307. www.dogwatchontario.ca

850 sq. ft. on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

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Individuals or businesses interested must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar setting, have completed the safe food handling course, and provide proof of both liability insurance and WSIB registration as part of the RFP process. Interested parties are asked to provide a letter expressing RFP interest to the undersigned via mail, email or fax transmittal no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8th, 2013. William Morris, A.M.C.T. Park Manager Lower Beverley Lake Park Box 130 Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0

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1 bedroom apartment in Burrittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rapids. Skylights, private yard & entrance with parking. Appliances included. $600 per month plus utilities. Available Feb 1st. References required. (613)269-2850.

Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905.

2 bdrm apt. in Lanark village, $500/month + utilities, fridge, stove, shared laundry room, references. 1st & last, www.mls.ca MLS# 854187. 613-200-1000. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom apt. Carleton Place. Available immediately. Good location. Rent negotiable. 613-612-2727. 2 Bedroom home to share. Almonte. Parking, large yard. $425/mth. inclusive. $200 deposit. Responsible, employed individual, no pets. Katherine 613-435-1401. 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. 2 Bedroom semi-detached, downtown Kemptville with yard. $850 plus hydro. Call or text 613-223-0077

Carleton Place, large 3 bedroom home, basement, garage, private deck, no smoking, $1,195/month plus utilities, available soon. 613-913-9229. 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. Carleton Place, single bedroom, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798. Carleton Place- Woodward Street. 2 bedroom apartment in quiet secure seniors building. All appliances including washer and dryer in unit. $1,100. plus utilities. Parking included. No smoking or pets. 613-253-1589. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, available immediately. $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5. Perth, 1 bedroom, second floor apartment, newly decorated, centrally located. Includes parking, heat, water, fridge and stove. $675/month. No pets. Non-smoking building. Available March 1. 613-257-2338. Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002. Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, $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. Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit â&#x20AC;&#x153;55 years and overâ&#x20AC;?. 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 fisher@ripnet.com

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.

Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779.

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.

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.

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.

Country living, Clayton, quiet area, 5 minutes from beach, room for rent $475/month. 2 acre property. Bob 613-256-1270.

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

56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266. 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. Absolutely Gorgeous Pent House Style apartment in Heritage House with 2 car garage and double lot. Two bedroom, hardwood floors, high ceilings. Available Feb 1st. Must have excellent references. Call Tom at 613-284-1515. Almonte- 3 bedroom apartment, $875/month plus utilities. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer included. Available immediately. Call 613-256-3202 Bachelor apt., furnished in quiet country home near Crosby. Heat, hydro, satellite TV and internet included. Looking for mature adult, non-smoker, no pets. $525/mth. 613-272-8817. Bachelor waterfront apt. Includes appliances and utilities. Clayton. $650/mth. Non smokers or pets please. Available immediately. 613-290-9072. CARLETON PLACE Non-smoking, quiet Adults only - Beautiful, private entry, self-contained loft apartment, open concept, with fridge, stove, washer/dryer in a 3 unit building, bedroom and bath on upper level. Rent of $795 monthly includes water and parking, tenant pays hydro. References required. No pets. Available February 1st. Contact: 613-256-3661.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100 Kemptville. Room mate wanted to share 2 bedroom apartment, $400/month. Available now. 613-219-2306. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010. Kemptville: Stunning downtown two storey condo in a courtyard setting. Open concept main floor, master bedroom with ensuite, second bedroom with balcony, finished basement, deck, 6 appliances. May 1st or arranged. $1300/month plus utilities. Clive Pearce, Broker of Record, Guidestar Realty, Brokerage. 613-226-3018 (office) or 613-850-5054 cell. Large basement, one bedroom apartment available February 1st, 2013. $800/month plus hydro. New bathroom, newly painted, walking distance to downtown. Located on William Street, Smiths Falls. Call Tracey 613-283-5510. Large Furnished Suite with view, full private bathroom, no pets/smoking, $600/mth. 613-326-0366.

Carleton Place 1 bedroom, $750 plus utilities. Fridge, stove, parking included. Call Barry 613-837-7368.

One month free rent. 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.

Carleton Place. 2 bedroom apt. Centrally located. Back yard, parking, laundry. $900 + hydro. Non-smokers. No animals. 253-3456 days, 257-9005 eve.

Osgoode: 2 bedroom apt. Appliances, laundry & parking included. $800/month plus utilities. No pets, available March 1st. Walking distance to amenities. (613)826-3142.

Perth in town. Large 1 bedroom apt. Utilities extra. $650/mth. 613-267-5746.

Rooms to rent with family, furnished, shared laundry/kitchen/main bath, includes cable. $400/$500 per month. References required. Carleton Place. 613-253-0821. Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls- 1 bedroom townhouse. Great location, behind Zellers, near schools, fridge, stove. $640/plus. Available Feb. 1. 416-252-0498, e-mail LHammell@sympatico.ca Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. 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. Smiths Falls Bachelor apartment, $625. Fridge, stove, parking and utilities included. Call Barry 613-867-7368. 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. Smiths Falls, nice one bedroom apt., quiet building w/laundry. $725/mo. incl. heat & hydro. Available immediately. 613-258-9894, 613-222-0816. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be

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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. Upstairs 2 bedroom apt. Perth. Available March 1. $640/mth. 613-273-5536. Very quiet well maintained 2 bedroom apartment condominium in Carleton Place. Open concept living, dining, galley kitchen & full bathroom. In unit laundry room. Fully secure building with intercom access. Seniors only, no pets. Available immediately. New carpet and vinyl flooring, fridge, stove, dishwasher included, 1 parking spot included. First and last months rent required. Minimum 1 year lease. $950/month. 613-218-5934 for appointment.

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House on 5 acres. Comes with 80.2 cent microfit contract. 18.5 years left on contract. Solar system tracks the sun for max return. Excellent investment opportunity. Call for details. 613-246-6603. 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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Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery Lombardy, Ont. Holy Trinity Anglican Church has submitted bylaws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation ServicesAct,2002. Any interested parties may contact Lorraine Smith at Tel: (613)284-8493 for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at County Rd 1, Anglican Church Road, Lombardy, Ont. These by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Tel: Cemeteries Regulation Unit (416)326-8399.

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) www.removeyourrecord.com 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

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Part-time mature activities coordinator for retirement centre. Apply 1333 Rideau Ferry Rd., Perth, or fax 613-267-6261.

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Petroleum Transport Driver wanted, Kemptville Area- AZ certification required B-Train Experience. Clean Abstract/CVOR. Contact Kevin: ketrucking@hotmail.com or 613-978-3577.

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

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Carleton Place, 3 bedroom house, hardwood floors, 4 appliances, laundry hookup, available immediately, $1,250 plus utilities. 613-257-5875.

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Busy Handyman Service looking for full and part time help with snow removal. Call 613-267-5460. Floral designer/customer service, part-time, familiar with wire services, experience necessary. Day and weekend work. References required. Debbie 613-258-7454 between 10-4. 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. Kingsways Health Center Medical receptionist, starting ASAP. Hourly wage: $13.00$17.00, 40 hours/week. May include some evening, weekends. No public transportation. Qualifications: speak, read, write English, speak, read, write Russian & Ukrainian. Medical knowledge, University graduate. Fast paced office, switchboard, data entry, schedule/confirm appointments, general office duties, bondable. Apply only via mail: Kingsway Health Center, Box 819, Manotick, ON K4M 1A7. Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. 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 annef@thewaterside.ca or drop off at 105 McNeely Avenue, Carleton Place. Organist/Choir Director-Merrickville United Church, a small enthusiastic congregation needs a Music Director/organist as soon as possible. Choir practices are held an hour before 11 AM service. An interest in music practices for special times (Christmas, Easter) would be appreciated. The organ is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Principalâ&#x20AC;? electronic organ (two manual, full range foot pedals); â&#x20AC;&#x153;great manualâ&#x20AC;? can be played as a pipe organ. A keyboard and piano are also provided. Please forward resume before February 21st to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Music Search Committeeâ&#x20AC;?, P.O. Box 40, Merrickville United Church, Merrickville, ON K0G-1N0. For further information, please contact 613-269-3402.

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We require a Child & Youth Worker to embark in an exciting Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Program while providing support to children and youth up to the age of 18. This position will provide assistance to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Central/North Frontenac areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate professional attributes and great leadership skills while providing respite, recreation, counselling, life skills development to help facilitate personal outcomes and assist in navigating the other supports and services in the developmental service sector. Using a family centered approach; the incumbent will provide flexible supports that are responsive to the needs of the child/youth and their families as well as providing life care plan to promote independence within their capabilities in all aspect of the individuals. Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license, Clean Vulnerable Sector Check will be required. ResumĂŠ will be accepted until Friday February 1, 2013 Community Living North Frontenac 1025 Elizabeth Street Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 Attention: Dean Walsh Fax: 613-279-3732 or email deanclnf@frontenac.net

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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.

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

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

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.

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The ideal candidate should have a minimum of two (2) years golf course and/or hospitality management experience, strong financial background, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Please send resumes to: Katharine Usher-Vollett at kvollett@tmsiottawa.com or fax to 613-258-7217 Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2013

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DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF Responsible for the efficient administration and safe operation of the fire department under the direction of the Fire Chief. Assumes the role of fire chief in the absence of the Fire Chief. As part of the senior management team of the department exercises good judgement in accordance with the established policies, procedures, guidelines and objectives of the department and demonstrates the ability to think independently while directing fire fighters both during emergency responses and nonemergency operations. Qualified applicants are invited to seek a detailed job description and submit their resumes, in confidence, to: Fire Chief Les Reynolds 15 Coleman St. Carleton Place, ON K7C 4N9 lreynolds@carletonplace.ca Resumes will be accepted until 16:00 on Friday, February 15, 2013 . Only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment. A full job description is available from Fire Chief Reynolds or on-line at www.carletonplace.ca.

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CUSTODIAN SERVICES CONTRACT 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 gbarnes@township.montague.on.ca Closing Date: January 31, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. local me Sealed Bids to be delivered to: â&#x20AC;&#x192;Glenn Barnes, C.A.O. Township of Montague P.O. Box 755 6547 Roger Stevens Drive Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W6 Faxed or electronically sent bids will NOT be accepted

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

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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 laura@westendforming.ca


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Is looking for evening/weekend casual and part time child and youth workers (male youth residences 12-17 years old). Please fax resumes to (613) 284-8011 or email to dalgroup@bellnet.ca

INSURANCE BROKER McDougall Insurance Brokers a Division of one of Eastern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest brokerages, is seeking a salesperson for their Carleton Place office. The successful candidate will be a service oriented individual with sound decision-making and negotiating skills. The candidate will possess a background of 3+ years in insurance or a business related field. A RIBO license is mandatory for consideration.

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International Experience would be an asset Competitive wages & beneďŹ ts Mon. to Fri. Days Please send resume to: R&M Truck & Trailer Repairs Hartney St., Arnprior Fax: 613-623-5382 email: admin@rmtruck.ca or phone 613-623-6508

Kelford Youth Services Inc.

Looking for caring individuals or couples who want to open their home to youth age 16-20 that require room and board. This is an opportunity to change the life of a young person. Financial compensation and expenses provided. If you are interested please call 613-285-9292

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Established reputation and clientele. For more details, please email and send resumes to chirocare@primus, fax 613264-0224, Attention: Ashley Finnigan.

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.

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Learning and Growing Together in Christ Wm. J. Gartland Director of Education

Rivington Auto Sales Requires part-time accounts payable & administrative person.

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Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest. Brent Laton Chair of the Board

CHIROPRACTIC CARE & LONGEVITY CENTER Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center has openings for highly motivated, eager and personable REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS and CHIROPRACTORS.

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Box 2222, 2755 Highway 43 Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0

Barb Renaud Coordinator of Employee Services Fax: (613) 258-3610 E-mail: hr@cdsbeo.on.ca

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We offer an excellent compensation package with benefits. Please submit resumĂŠ to McDougall Insurance Brokers 166 Daniel Street N., Arnprior, On K7S 2L3 Att: Earl Bennett or email: ebennett@mcdougallinsurance.com

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Please email resume to: jsimpson@rallyhonda.com or jsimpson@ rivingtonmitsubishi.ca

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

RN CLINICAL TEAM LEADER Dundas Manor is recruiting for a full-time RN CLINICAL TEAM LEADER to join our Management Team. He/she will be the leader of all resident care provided for our 98 residents in our Long-Term Care home. Required Qualifications and Skills: r "3FHJTUFSFE/VSTFXJUIBDFSUJĂąDBUFPG  DPNQFUFODFGSPNUIF$PMMFHFPG/VSTFTPG  0OUBSJP#4D/JTDPOTJEFSFEBOBTTFU r &EVDBUJPOJO-FBEFSTIJQ.BOBHFNFOUPSZFBST  SFMFWBOUTVQFSWJTPSZNBOBHFSJBMFYQFSJFODF  -5$FYQFSJFODFJTDPOTJEFSFEBOBTTFU r 3FDFOUFYQFSJFODFBOETUSPOHDMJOJDBMFYQFSUJTF  JOOVSTJOHTLJMMT TVDIBTJOUSBWFOPVTUIFSBQZ  FOUFSBMUVCFGFFEJOHT XPVOEDBSFFUDw

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Dundas Manor is a home that nurtures, respects and values our residents. Dundas Manor is â&#x20AC;&#x153;ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemenâ&#x20AC;? Customer Service Representative. WTC Communications is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a position as a customer service representative in Perth, ON. This position is for a full time employee who will interact with customers face to face, over the telephone, and by email. Candidates must have excellent communications skills and above average writing skills, as this position is the primary point of contact with our customers. Interested candidates please visit https://www.wtccommunications.ca/wtc-careers/customer-service-representative

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Tender for Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, Ontario The Perth Cemetery Company is seeking tenders for the regular maintenance of the Elmwood Cemetery property and the buildings located at 26 Dufferin Road, Perth, Ontario. The lowest bid will not be necessarily accepted. The contracted price will be paid out in equal monthly installments over the contract period upon satisfaction of the Cemetery Manager of work completed. Interested contractors must submit their proposals either by regular mail or e-mail to Perth Cemetery Company, 14 Treelawn Blvd, Perth, Ontario K7H 3L9 or elmwood.cemetery.perth@gmail.com, no later than Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The work to be provided entails: â&#x20AC;˘ Mowing of all grassed areas and trimming around memorials, fence lines and buildings. â&#x20AC;˘ Disposing of leaves, dead flowers and branches. â&#x20AC;˘ Emptying of garbage barrels when required. â&#x20AC;˘ Filling and seeding of sunken graves. â&#x20AC;˘ Keeping the perimeter and back two roads snowplowed, interior roads only when necessary for a burial. â&#x20AC;˘ Keeping the garage, vault and chapel in a clean and tidy condition. The Contractor shall provide: â&#x20AC;˘ All labour â&#x20AC;˘ Necessary equipment. â&#x20AC;˘ Liability insurance for the operation of all equipment. â&#x20AC;˘ Workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation premiums

THE EMC - 48 - Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Peacefully at Hilltop Manor in Merrickville, Ontario on Monday, January 21, 2013 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Gordon. Mother of Dennis (Nancy), Sally (Jim) and Wendy. Predeceased by her sons Peter and Jay, her brother Delbert and sister Eileen. Cherished grandmother to 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A special thank you to the staff and nurses at Hilltop Manor for their compassion and wonderful care. As per Marjorieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held in the Chapel with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to CHEO, LAWS, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at www. lannin.ca

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Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:30 a.m. Preview 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Dan Peters CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser Amanda Todd CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser (613) 284-8281 or Auction Hall (613) 284-1234 email: info@danpetersauction.com Website: www.danpetersauction.com

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THE EMC - 49 - Thursday, January 24, 2013


Spiritual Cinema presents Films for the heart and soul Jan. 27 EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Happy New Year to everyone! The Spiritual Cinema Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two films to begin this, our 65th edition, are a short that answers the question, what is a spiritual film?; and a feature which asks us to reflect on how demanding our fast paced lives have become. The short film, is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mira.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

When an older woman is stranded in her car at night and her phone canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 is 13 minutes long and in English.

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film in English, which is 76 minutes long and was written and directed by Christian Vuissa. These films will be shown Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. East in Perth. There will be a brief intermission at 3 p.m. and there is an accessible ramp and comfortable seat-

ing. There is no charge to see the films. A small donation to pay for the use of the room is welcome, but not necessary. The Spiritual Cinema Circle is an informal group sharing the experience of films which explore what it means to be a caring, questioning human. Bring your friends.

Bring your enemies. Bring your insights. Bring your own refreshments as well. We are asked to avoid beverages such as cranberry and grape because they can stain the nice carpet. For more information, please contact Jim Deacove at 613-267-4819 or fp@superaje.com.

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Behind the scenes with the Folkusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; artistic director Folkus is a volunteer committee of 10 people who work hard to bring together fantastic musicians to Mississippi Mills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;None of us make money doing this, we just get to stand at the back of the beautiful Almonte Old Town Hall theater and think silently, with a slight shuffle of our feet, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow! We just made this happen and the crowd is loving this!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and that is

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Matthew Barber will hit the stage on Jan. 26 at Almonte Old Town Hall as part of the Folkus Concert series. inent Canadian musicians.â&#x20AC;? They have had a number of well-known Canadian musicians such as Hawksley Workman who performed last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wish listâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for years. Finally there was a way to bring him in and I selected Almontonian Kyle Spinks to be the opener,â&#x20AC;? said Sears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I asked him if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d play, his response was, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pay to play with him!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But I see it as important to give all these artists the same opportunity, to have them all share the stage as equals.â&#x20AC;? As artistic director it is her responsibility to seek out, contact and book musicians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find two artists who I want to hear, this is based on quality and popularity. I then look at those artists and think, what will compliment them?â&#x20AC;? she said. She also looks to bring in local and female artists, which is never a problem for her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But

there is a fine balance to consider; harmony between the acts while maintaining a level of interest, for instance. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dynamic to it that has to play out well,â&#x20AC;? Sears said. She then takes her ideas to the Folkus committee, which also gives her ideas. Sears also attends the Ontario Conference of Folk Festivals where she is exposed to hundreds of acts. However, she always has to be prepared, as things donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work out as planned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a delicate balance between selecting a series and actually booking it. These bands are active. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work out. So back-up plans are necessary,â&#x20AC;? said Sears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned to ask around. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t book a band youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to, I ask them who theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d recommend. It gives you an in and adds another contact to your ever growing list of musicians,â&#x20AC;? she added. Next show

On Jan. 26 Matthew Barber and George Birchall are set to perform. Barber is no stranger to Almonte as last summer he recorded his new albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tales for the Haunted Hillbillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; here with local producer Ken Friesen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had the privilege of previewing the album with a few other friends. It was so fun, so uplifting and so entertaining that I took the opportunity to pitch Folkus to Matthew,â&#x20AC;? said Sears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He loved the idea of playing in Almonte. Like so many other musicians, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d worked here extensively and wanted to be more involved. After showing him the room at the Old Town Hall and mentioning the Steinway grand piano, he was hooked! Musicians love to play this venue and we treat them very well! The Matthew Barber show, with local musician George Birchall will be a treat for all who attend.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amanda Sears has the artistic touch. As the artistic director for the Folkus Concert Series, she is in charge of booking the talent for the local series at the Almonte Old Town Hall. She has music in her blood after starting a music series at the Heirloom CafĂŠ Bistro, where she brought in 20 concerts, which was an overwhelming success. It was at this point Folkus was in an uncertain position as its artistic director had stepped down after several years and there was no one to fill the spot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was reluctant to take the position, but did. It turned out that what I had been doing for the past year and a half was exactly what they wanted,â&#x20AC;? explained Sears in an email to the Canadian Gazette/EMC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had completely immersed myself into the music world without even realizing it from an angle that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know existed.â&#x20AC;? The Folkus Concert Series is currently in its 12th season and its mandate is to promote local and Canadian roots artists during a four-show series at the Almonte Old Town Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many musicians locally that fit the series time and again,â&#x20AC;? said Sears. She explained that Folkus was started by a group of friends, some of which were musicians, sitting around a kitchen table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They wanted to play music and they wanted to hear music. It was that simple. They started Folkus and it has grown ever since that moment,â&#x20AC;? said Sears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We promote local musicians, giving them an opportunity to share the stage with more prom-

why we do it,â&#x20AC;? said Sears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fantastic feeling to be behind the scenes of musical world.â&#x20AC;? Folkus has two more shows coming up, including Feb. 16 with Brock Zeman and Magnificent Sevens and March 16 will feature The Claytons and Ariana Gillis. For more information on the concert series visit: www. folkusalmonte.ca.

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many people.” She also noted The Exchange Thrift Shop has come to the aid of community members who have undergone a personal tragedy such as a house fire.

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EMC Business – No matter how large or small, many businesses choose to give back to their community, including The Exchange Thrift Shop in Carleton Place. Established in the late ’70s, the shop has donated thousands of dollars to various local organizations and groups, and recently continued its kindhearted support of the Salvation Army by way of a donation to the organization’s Christmas Kettle Campaign. Campaign funds provide for people in poverty who turn to the Salvation Army for food and toys at Christmastime, utility and homeless assistance, senior/child care, drug abuse treatment and many other social service needs. On Jan. 3 the Almonte/Carleton Place kettle campaign coordinator, Melba Jarvis accepted a cheque for $1,000 from volunteers associated with The Exchange Thrift Shop: Mary Brazeau, Sandra Brunton and June McNeely. “A very special thank you is offered to these volunteers,” Jarvis said. “They help so many people at Christmastime and throughout the year, and they always have a smile on their face.” The items for sale at the thrift store, located at 18 Allan St., are donated by residents and sorted and priced by volunteers. Other organizations benefitting from The Exchange Thrift Shop over the years include the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Carleton Place Public Library, CNIB, Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program, Carleton Place Christmas Basket

Fund/Angel Tree Program, and Carleton Place & District Youth Centre’s Skills Link Program. “We donate every year to the Salvation Army,” said Brunton. “They help so

economic growth. It is this growing demand for clean, renewable energy that has lead Norcan to expand its market reach, generating sales and new jobs for its Carleton Place manufacturing facility. Commenting on the company’s recent Market Expansion Award, Martin, said: “It is an exciting time to be in the business we are in. Through the use of modern technology, today we are able to design site-specific hydro turbines, for optimum efficiency and output, maximizing a new or existing site’s inherent potential. We are an integral part of the green energy movement, creating jobs, delivering power where it was previously absent, driving economic growth and prosperity to regions where it is sorely needed. We are proud of our role in the green energy movement and to be recognized by the OCC as a Global Trader in Ontario. It’s a great way to top off our 20th year in business!” Submitted by Norcan.

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reliable and renewable energy. While green energy programs and related discussions tend to focus on the development of new technologies such as bio-mass, solar and wind, hydro power, the original “green energy” resource, continues to serve as the largest source of renewable energy in Canada. The efficiency of hydro power, as well as programs such as the FIT (Feed-in tariff) program in Ontario and similar programs in other countries, offer various incentives to potential investors in new, expansion and upgrade projects, making it one of the most attractive green energy investments on the market. In addition to the numerous refurbishment and upgrade projects taking place across North America, where hydro-electricity has served industrial and domestic consumers for over 100 years, many new development opportunities are currently being explored in emerging markets in South and Central America, where demand for power is increasing with

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On Jan. 3 the Salvation Army’s Almonte/Carleton Place kettle campaign coordinator, Melba Jarvis accepted a cheque for $1,000 from volunteers associated with The Exchange Thrift Shop in Carleton Place: Mary Brazeau, Sandra Brunton and June McNeely. Missing from the photo: volunteers Julie McNeely, Colly Scullion, Kathy Ball, Sue Vanderwater, Merlyn Smith and Judy Beck.

EMC Business – When Norcan Hydraulic Turbine was conceived, co-founders Joe Martin and Ron Levesque did not foresee their fledgling company as a contender for the Ontario Global Traders’ Market Expansion Award. Norcan, celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, received the bronze award for Market Expansion at the prestigious Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) gala, which was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Oct 24. Martin, company president, was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the company. Norcan specializes in turbines and related components for the small hydro industry. The company first set up shop in Carleton Place in 1997, and through the course of three successive plant expansions has grown to employ over 25 people. Its primary customer base includes both public and private hydro producers in Canada, the US and South and Central America; however, Norcan’s equipment has been shipped and installed as far away as China and Africa. Aside from the hard work and dedication of its employees, Norcan attributes its growth to the increasing global demand for clean,

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Mentor advocate receives Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee medal For the last six years Miller and her husband have been living the words of mentorship by volunteering to be a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; couple to their little sister. In addition, she is active in parent council and was part of the effort to restore and grow Sunday school at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Smiths Falls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her impact locally at our agency has been monumental,â&#x20AC;? read Robin Heald, former co-worker who was relaying the staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application submission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspirational and a true leader in this community.â&#x20AC;? Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Randy Hillier was among the many to applaud Miller in her receipt of the medal last week. In congratulating the local

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Receiving the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee medal wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something Jennifer Miller of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County expected, but it was the loving words of her co-workers that made her speechless. A surprise presentation was made to Miller Dec. 19 at the Courtyard CafĂŠ on Russell Street in Smiths Falls with friends and colleagues around her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest honour are those kind words that the staff wrote,â&#x20AC;? Miller said in accepting the medal and certificate. The executive director of the mentorship organization was honoured for championing the cause of mentorship both at the county and provincial level. She is a founding member of the Ontario Mentoring Coalition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do believe in the power of mentorship and I believe in the work we do in this community,â&#x20AC;? Miller said.

woman for this honour, he highlighted the objective of the medal, which is to reflect the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s persistent generosity and spirit of volunteerism as something Miller exemplifies so well. Her work as executive director has yielded much growth for the organization from tripling the number of kids they serve to adding a second charity clothing store and increasing staff to meet the growing demands. About the medal The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of her rein, an honour only one other monarch has been able to do before - Queen Victoria in 1897. Throughout this year there have been many celebrations in honour of Queen Elizabeth.

MPP Randy Hillier applauds Jennifer Miller, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County after receiving the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee medal and certificate Dec. 19 at the Courtyard CafĂŠ.

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Please submit all changes for the directory to Jamie Rae-Gomes at 613-868-1910 or email to jgomes@metroland.com 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: scott@myinSPIREnetwork.com Web: www.myinSPIREnetwork.com 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 joe@myinSPIREnetwork.com for more info St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church 68 Clyde St., Almonte Parish Office 613 256-1771 www.stpaulsalmonte.ca office@stpaulsalmonte.ca 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 apc@trytel.com 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 www.bridgechurches.ca connect@bridgechurches.ca 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) www.holynameofmaryparish.com

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

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St. James Anglican Church â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anglican Church in Carleton Placeâ&#x20AC;? 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 257-3178 Web site - stjamescarletonplace.org SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist Church School classes in Langtry Room Thurs. 31st - 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 www.almonte.baptistchurch.com 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; mhdyck@rogers.com Pastor Matt Dyck

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 117 Victoria St. 613-257-5109 www.carletonplaceadventists.org 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: calvarychurch@sympatico.ca www.calvarycp.ca 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.

Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian Affleck 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 www.cpbaptist.ca The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt Street 613.257.4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson Email: info@cplighthouse.org Website: www.cplighthouse.org

When: 10:30am SUNDAY Where: Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045 www.ottawavalleyvineyard.ca 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: www.almonteunited.com Email: office@almonteunited.com Office Hours: 9am - 12pm Mon-Fri. For Transportation call the office. 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

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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 carpland@storm.ca Blog â&#x20AC;&#x201C; standrewscarletonplace.com 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


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Mountain of Food campaign feeds the growing need, breaks goals By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

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#3-7 plastics, and in Carleton Place, moving to a one bag free per household system. Education about these changes and ways to reduce, reuse and recycle is a large component to the program.” For municipal share purposes, Carleton Place council approved a 4.78 per cent tax dollar increase in 2013. Part of the reason the budget is higher than what residents might expect is because of the downloading from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund. The town’s grant was cut by $166,700, which is equivalent to a 2.14 per cent tax dollar increase. Moreover, after 10 years of paying on the 2003 costing formula for Ontario Provincial Police services, the town is switching to the 2012 costing formula, which means a 1.6 per cent tax dollar increase. In spite of this, the area under council’s control worked out to a below the cost of living increase of 1.04 per cent. “However, it is often the smaller items that have a seemingly greater impact on the quality of life of our community,” said LeBlanc. “Many of these are a result of special interest and work on the part of individual councillors and I commend them for their initiative and dedication to these projects, and also the members of council who supported them.” Accomplishments Construction of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Centre in Roy Brown Park, to be completed this year. “This is a feather in the cap of our community,” she said. “We look forward to the development of walking

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Colette Lee meets Hugh Colton (left) in the middle, literally, as she dies of embarrassment as Colton commends her and Tia Lee for their hard work as volunteer servers during the Build-a-Mountain of Food campaign wrap-up at Jamieson’s Chinese restaurant on Jan. 13. going to do this. (Well) nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm and you guys are a very enthusiastic group… I believe we have filled the food banks of 11 communities and you should be very proud.” The number of communities helped by the campaign continues to grow, partly by good word of mouth. “People hear about us and trust us,” said Colton. “When

we go to Delta, they know that we collect for Delta… it stays there. We don’t have a large warehouse.” Colton was not the only well-known attendee at the event. While Norm Wright’s face is somewhat familiar, his voice is certainly very well-known. “I am so impressed,” said Wright of Lake 88 FM. “It is heart-warming. It sent a little shiver up my back to

trails in the adjacent forest and wetlands areas.” The town’s effort to be Kraft Hockeyville 2012. The good neighbours/ great neighbourhoods (GM/ GN) committee reported its findings and recommendations to council following a lengthy review of many significant bylaws. Council will review these over the next few months. The GM/ GN committee will move forward with its communitybuilding programs. Storm-ceptor installation at Frank and Emily streets. To remember community members who served the nation and lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars as well as the Korean War, 94 Autumn Blaze Maples were planted on school and public properties throughout Carleton Place as part of the municipality’s Victory Tree Program. The town was selected by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada to receive a matching grant of $15,000 from the TD Green Streets program for its Victory Tree Program. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was marked with the planting of a commemorative tree in the Town Hall Square. Demolition of the former Carleton Place and District Youth Centre building on Mill Street, to allow access to the dam. “This year, the area will be redeveloped into a public gathering space bordering the river,” said LeBlanc. The fully accessible playground in Willoughby Park was a joint venture of the Rotary Club, the Town and the Trillium Foundation. Members of the pub-

lic were pleased to be able to enjoy new benches and waste containers installed along the Mississippi Riverwalk Trail and Okalee Park Trail. Captain Arthur ‘Roy’ Brown mural, located downtown on the south side of the building at the corner of Bridge and High streets. Brown is the First World War flying ace officially credited with shooting down German pilot Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) on April 21, 1918, in the skies over war-torn France. The Roy Brown Museum located in the Moore House will open in 2013. Hosting of the 2012 World Broomball Championships in October along with neighbouring communities. Well-attended Seniors Forum at the Carambeck Community Centre. Repair work on the masonry of the town hall was started with some preliminary test patches done as well as significant work to stop water leaks. This will be a multi-year project. With thanks “I would like to recognize, commend and thank the many volunteers in Carleton Place who selflessly dedicate their time and talents to our community,” said LeBlanc. “Their contributions to so many areas have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we all enjoy here.” In closing, the mayor thanked both council and staff for striving to continue to make Carleton Place strong and well run, and forwarding thinking by contributing in positive, constructive and altruistic ways that are crucial to the past and future success of our community.

see this crowd. Who knows what next year will bring? We may want to rent the National Arts Centre or the arena!” “Every year it keeps growing and growing,” said his pal Brian Perkin, also of Lake 88, who added that, as their station’s signal has grown, so too has their desire to reach out to new listening communities to share the message of Builda-Mountain. While Colton is the public face of the campaign, he insisted that “it’s not about me. I don’t do squat,” compared

and money tally did not factor in donations from the CP Holiday Train which did not stop in Perth this year. Even so, “this is over the top,” said a clearly excited Colton. “(We do it) because we care and because we can. We go out there and we provide hope to people who use food banks.” By the numbers, here is how the 2012 campaign broke down. Grocery location donations: • Delta: 200 lbs • Perth/Lanark: 6,700 lbs • Smiths Falls: 18,200 lbs • Carleton Place/Almonte: 3,000 lbs • Westport: 10,000 lbs • Elgin: $500 from Gordanier family The final tallies: • Delta: 675 lbs, $1,867.58 • Athens: 675 lbs, $265.81 • Merrickville: 720 lbs, $75 • Portland: 1,595 lbs, $2,012 • Elgin: 1,350 lbs, $3,400.09 • Westport: 2,700 lbs, $8,683.33 • Smiths Falls: 32,413 lbs, $4,326.25 • Perth: 20,855 lbs, $7,033.88 • Lanark: 1,425 lbs, $1,390.78

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EMC News – Hugh Colton has seen one hungry face too many. “When I see the face of a kid who hasn’t eaten in a few days, I can’t stand that,” said Colton at the Build-aMountain of Food campaign wrap-up celebration at Jamieson’s Chinese restaurant in Perth on Sunday, Jan. 13. “The faces of food banks are changing,” he added, noting now it is often the working poor, people working hard at two and sometimes three part-time jobs who simply run out of money at the end of the month, or working single parents. Gratefully for Colton, thanks to the hard work of volunteers and donors, less children went hungry this past holiday season because of the campaign, which broke records and ended up collecting 76,035 lbs of food and $32,696.14 in cash donations. “You should be very, very proud of these numbers because you did a great job,” said Colton, who is the campaign’s chief organizer. “(Back on) Oct. 11, 2012, we met in this very room and we discussed how we were

to the volunteer workers. Amongst the many people he wished to thank were Carl Evoy at Impression Printing, the EMC, the Westport Review-Mirror, Town and Country Chrysler, Cogeco community television, DJ Rob Orr who donated his time and talents to the event, and a slightly unusual shout out to Quattrocchi’s for – banana boxes. “You can’t collect food without banana boxes,” said Colton. “I don’t care what you say, it is the best way to weigh food, to pack food.” All told, the company donated at least 1,500 boxes. He also commended the grocery stores who donated food, sometimes through friendly rivalries, other times in order to top up sluggish donations, or to meet a donation goal. “We can’t do this without the support of the grocery stores,” said Colton, who pointed out that the stores keep the spirit going of donating food all-year long, as many now have pre-packaged food donation bags that people can literally buy and drop into the food bank bin. “It’s the biggest bang for your buck that you can get,” said Colton. “They are great people and they really step up.” Another factor that made this year’s amount extra special was that the final food


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Carleton Place youth centre receives needed donation By TARA GESNER tgesner@perfprint.ca

EMC News – The Carleton Place & District Youth Centre received an early Christmas gift from the REALTORS Care Foundation and the Ottawa Real Estate Board. On Dec. 20, Meghan Lepine, executive director at the youth centre, accepted a $4,750 grant from Jeff McMaster, broker/manager at Royal LePage Gale Real Estate in Carleton Place. Each year, the Ottawa Real Estate Board raises funds for the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation by way of its annual charity golf tournament – as well as through the Dollar Per Member Per Month campaign. “The Ottawa Real Estate Board contributed a total of $75,000 to the foundation in 2012,” said McMaster, “and our golf tournament brought in more than $38,000, which is a new record.” The mission of the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation, which is operated by the Ontario Real Estate Association, is to provide monies to shelter-related charities in communities throughout the province. Lepine stated the grant is greatly appreciated

– and needed. According to the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation website, funding requests are looked upon more favourably if the local Real Estate Board and/or its members are involved with the charity. McMaster sits on the youth centre’s board of directors, and over and above this commitment, he runs the annual Jackson Homes golf tournament which benefits the organization. “The tournament is always the second Thursday in July,” said McMaster with a smile. “With $9,000 raised in 2012, I am hoping to break the $10,000 mark this year.” The $4,750 grant from the REALTORS Care Foundation recognizes the youth centre’s valued work in the community – offering a variety of educational, social, recreational and cultural activities, programs and projects to youth, ages 10-19. The Carleton Place & District Youth Centre, established in 1995, is located on the premises of the Carambeck Community Centre – accessible from Edmund Street. For additional information, contact Lepine at 613-2578901 or cpcoreyouthservices@gmail.com.

Relax with a good book this chilly week EMC Lifestyle – Escape from stresses, the weather, whatever suits you! Grab a novel and read. Fabulous new items have been added to the collections of Mississippi Mills Public Libraries so come on out and take a look for yourself. A few of the many highlights this week include… Pakenham Library: • The Storm by Clive Cussler – A Kurt Austin Adventure (Fiction) • The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts – Book three of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy (Fiction) • The Devil’s Elixir by Raymond Khoury – New York Times Bestselling Author (Fiction) • Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber – New York Times Bestselling Author (Fiction)

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On Dec. 20, Meghan Lepine, executive director at the Carleton Place & District Youth Centre, accepted a $4,750 grant from Jeff McMaster, broker/manager at Royal LePage Gale Real Estate in Carleton Place. The funds come by way of the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation.

Almonte Library: • The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon – New York Times Bestselling Author (Fiction) • Mrs. Queen Takes the

Train by William Kuhn – Queen Elizabeth has had enough, dons a hoodie and joins the masses (Fiction) • Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews – Can Nell’s dreams really all come true? (Fiction) • As Easy as Murder – A Primavera Blackstone mystery (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. For more information on either library branch, the phone number in Pakenham is 613-624-5306, and to reach Almonte, call 613-256-1037. Visit the Mississippi Mills Public Library at www.mississippimills.ca/en/live/library. asp.

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Mythical beast coming to Almonte; St. Paul’s celebrates 150th anniversary EMC Lifestyle – “Sesquicentennial is a beast of a word,” says the Reverend Pat Martin. “And so we decided to call it the Sasquatch for short.” As St Paul’s Anglican Church celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2013, Martin, chair of the Sasquatch Committee Alex Hughes, and a whole team of members from its thriving congregation have planned a yearlong program of events. “Music will play a big part in our celebrations,” states Martin. “With several visiting choirs from as far afield as Toronto and Peterborough, as well as Ottawa and the valley. Our new organist and choir director Doretha Murphy brings a wealth of talent and experience to the Church, and has already whipped our voices into shape with a vocal workshop!” “A highlight will also be the visit of our Bishop, the Right Reverend John Chapman who will conduct a joint service of celebration to recognize the important role St Paul’s has played in its long history as part of the Ottawa Diocese,” says Hughes. The yearlong celebrations kicked off with an open house on Jan. 6.

Other events On February 10 the Bishop of Ottawa, John Chapman plans to make his triennial visit to St Paul’s. A fundraising performance by the renowned improv cast of Almonte’s own Sage Age Theatre group takes place on March 21. On April 7 the Esprit Choir from Toronto and Concoro from the Ottawa Valley perform a joint concert. The bishop returns on May 12 to preach at an Evensong service. The venerable Rob Davis will be the cantor. This service marks the anniversary of the laying of the first stone of the church by founder James Rosamond. The service June 16 will commemorate the laying of the cornerstone in 1863 by Dr. Mostyn and will be attended by members of the Rosamond family whose ancestor, James Rosamond, raised the funds to build St Paul’s. Other events planned include a contemporary celebration with a picnic and strawberry social, a boat trip on the St. Lawrence, concerts by choirs from Peterborough and Ottawa, an All Hallows Eve party and bonfire in November, as well as Christmas carolling through Almonte. “It’s an ambitious pro-

gram of events,” says Martin, “but we have a great pool of talented and enthusiastic volunteers in our midst whom I am sure will all make our Sasquatch a grand success.” History St. Paul’s is the Anglican Church in Almonte. We are approaching our 150th anniversary in 2013. The fine stone church and rectory are beautifully locat-

ed on the Mississippi River. Prior to 1863 services were held at the Temperance Hall on Union Street, rented at $1.25 a month. Bennett Rosamond, who brought a small melodeon with him from his own house, provided music. At the Vestry meeting held in April of 1862, it was resolved on a motion by James Rosamond, seconded by Thomas Smith, “…that the new church be erected in the village of Almonte

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Lanark Highlands welcomes former CP deputy chief as new fire chief By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – Lanark Highlands Township’s new fire chief literally got a baptism by fire during his first day on the job. Just minutes after being sworn-in at a special council meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, Rod Black, formerly the deputy fire chief in Carleton Place, was called out to a motor vehicle collision near Middleville. “I hadn’t even met the lads in Middleville when I got the call,” said Black during an interview at his new office at the municipal offices in Lanark Village on Jan. 10. “It was pretty exciting. It was a little difficult, (but they are) a good bunch of lads.” Black’s first day on the job, already a busy one, took a surreal turn that night when he attended his first district fire chiefs meeting, where he pulled up a chair at the same table as the man whom he had called boss up until recently, Ocean Wave Fire Company Chief Les Reynolds. “We had a little giggle,” said Black, of Reynolds now having to refer to his former

number two as ‘Chief Black.’ “How are things up in the Highlands, Chief Black?” asked Reynolds. “It feels good to be top dog,” Black said back in his office, as he looked around at half-unpacked bags. While enjoying his latest promotion, the emotional and physical burdens of the job are ever present in Black’s mind. “You’re dealing with devastation all the time on the job,” he said. “You have to be compassionate. Firemen are a different breed. They are a hands-on kind of guy. They’ve probably seen a lot of this before. They build up a wall... some take it home,” something he admits is not always healthy in the long term. One way he and his firefighters handle the pressure after a harrowing call is “talking to the other firemen. We go back to the hall and we talk about it.” As the guys talk, he and others in authority look around and listen and see who needs more professional help, like counselling. One of the challenges he is facing with his new job is bringing the fire department on to a single paging system.

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Rod Black, the newly-installed fire chief in Lanark Highlands, poses with one of the township’s fire trucks at the fire hall in Lanark Village last week. Another challenge that the department has admitted to is getting its firefighters properly trained, but he was quick to point out that “half of the training is already done,” especially with regards to the water shuttle. “The training issue will be looked after.” With last year’s drought necessitating a burn ban, Black stated that maintaining a burn ban might be easier in a place like Carleton Place, which is more urban, than in a place with many lakes and

recreational areas like Lanark Highlands. “Everybody loves sitting around a camp fire,” said Black. “You don’t want to take that away.” But he calls his “biggest fight” is keeping and retaining committed and qualified volunteer firefighters.

“That’s one of our biggest problems,” he said, with the average volunteer firefighter taking about seven years to train totally, but with the average volunteer only lasting about five years in the role. Another aggravation for the department’s upper brass is the effect of insurance and potential litigation in using their resources. The firefighting boat in White Lake, for example, had to be removed because of a lack of manpower and because it was not properly sanctioned. Other resources are “scattered around” the township’s eight stations, with the added frustration that, say, a 1,000 litre-per-minute tanker truck might not be able to get down a bush road. Black has served for 23 years in the area, and was the Carleton Place deputy fire chief for a year-and-a-half. Before that, he served as a fire prevention officer, handling fire prevention and fire

inspection, starting in 2001. He has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1989. Firefighting runs in the Black family, with his father serving as fire chief in Carleton Place, and his grandfather serving as a captain in the old Almonte brigade. His uncle also served at the Carleton Place fire hall for about 10 years, and a cousin died in firefighting action during a fire call in Shawville, Que. While still getting used to his new surroundings, Black has already taken to the Highlands, as have the citizens taken to him. “Everybody here in the Highlands has a big heart and they want to help their neighbours,” he said. “Carleton Place (by comparison) is a bedroom community. They are moving (there) because it is cheaper and they are close to work in Ottawa. Carleton Place was a good place to work but they are losing that small town feeling.”

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EMC News- Two key motions were deferred or pulled from the Town of Mississippi Mills council agenda on Thursday, Dec. 13. The first asked council to approve the complete lighting for Highway 7/Concession 1 Ramsay that was recently presented in the public works directorís report. However, council deferred it until after the Good Roads Conference at the end of February. They are also trying to get a delegation to speak to the Ministry of Transportation on issues on Highway 7 in general. The council also asked public works to look at integrating all the light issues on Highway 7. Cenotaph The Almonte cenotaph came one step closer to getting a facelift on Monday, Dec. 3. Mississippi Mills council approved a motion to support the inclusion of the restoration of the cenotaph in the 2013 municipal budget with $2,300 to be directed from town funds. Council also approved the submission of an application for funding for the restoration of the cenotaph under the Veterans Affairs Canada cenotaph/ monument restoration program. Procedural bylaws As part of switching to a new committee of the whole system the town approved a new set of procedural bylaws. In the new year, council meetings will now be switched to the first and third Tuesday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. at the municipal office at 3131 Old Perth Rd. The Tuesday date was selected as not to interfere with

holidays, which typically fall on a Monday. Council also passed the 2013 calendar for committee and council meetings, and there are few exceptions to the first and third meeting schedule, such as the July summer recess and in August when the Association of Municipalities of Ontario hold their annual conference. The new committee of the whole system is a trial for the first quarter of the new year as it eliminates all standing committees (Finance, Administration and Policy (FAP), Planning and Development, Recreation and Culture, and Roads and Public Works) other than fire, bringing them all under one umbrella. All committees had the entire council sitting on them, other than fire, which has five members and only meets quarterly. When council went to approve the members of the striking committees it was also set to approve the new committee of the whole chair. Eight out of the 10 councillors wanted to be chair of the committee and Coun. Garry Dalgity was the recommended councillor for the position, however Coun. Rick Minnille thought there should be a new chair as Dalgity was now the chair of FAP. ‘He’s done his time, I am not supporting Garry for the first four months,” said Minnille. Coun. Duncan Abbott supported Dalgity for the position, as he felt they needed someone in the position who had been on council awhile. Coun. Val Wilkinson added there were other councillors who had experience on council and maybe they should be considered as well. The debate then shifted to how long the trial period should last ‘three or four months’ and the rotation of the chair position. Council came to an under-

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EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Almonte Thunder had a huge win on Saturday night as they defeated the number one team in their division.

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leave the frame tied at two. Pat Dick scored the first goal at 8:47 assisted by Alex Szabo, Geordie Moss and Kane AbbisMills had the second tally assisted by Andrew Rowbotham at 17:57.

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Carleton Place Canadians in first place in the Robinson Division By TIFFANY LEPACK tlepack@perfprint.ca

EMC Sports – The hardcharging Carleton Place Canadians have leapt into second place in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) and taken over first place in the Robinson Division. The Canadians are now sporting a 29-16-1-1 record for 60 points. It’s a tight race as both the Smiths Falls Bears and the Cornwall Colts sit with 59 points, followed by the Brockville Braves with 58 points, Pembroke Lumber Kings at 57 points and the Nepean Raiders with 56 points. The Canadians had a strong showing over the weekend with two big wins over the Kemptville 73’s. On Friday, Jan.18 the team travelled to Kemptville and was victorious 3-0 and then in Carleton Place on Sunday afternoon they won easily 6-1. On Friday night, the Canadians opened the scor-

ing at 2:29 of the second period with a goal by Nic Erb assisted by Tyson Stewart. Brock Edwards had the other two goals for the Canadians at 16:10 of the second and the 18-second mark of the third period. Alex Globke had two assists and Jide Idowu also had a helper. Justin Laforest was between the pipes for the Canadians and made 24 saves for the shutout. As far as penalties go it was a fairly light night with only 10 minutes of minors handed out. First star honours went to Edwards, second star was Globke and third star was Matt Tugnutt from Kemptville. On Saturday night, the Canadians were all over the 73’s! Idowu got on the score sheet first at 1:19 assisted by Evan Peterson and Globke on the power play. Globke finished the game with one goal and two assists, he now has 20 goals

and 32 assists on the year. Luke Edwards had a goal and an assist. Other goal scorers were Evan Peterson, Garrett Moore and Kevin Dufour. The game got a little rough in the third period as the sin bin was full with 42 minutes of penalty minutes. The entire game had 64 penalty minutes. The Canadians have three games this week, the first Tuesday night in Kanata (after press deadline). The Stallions are 8th overall in the CCHL with a record of 24-19-2-1 with 51 points. Then it is off to face the Gloucester Rangers for a home-and-home weekend series. The Rangers are currently in 10th place in the CCHL with a record of 15-28-1-2 for 33 points. The first game is in Gloucester on Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. puck drop and then back in Carleton Place on Sunday, Jan. 26 with a 3 p.m. start.

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EMC Sports – Members of the successful volleyball teams (junior and senior girls) at St. Mary Catholic School in Carleton Place are pictured above. They are coached by Janice Thibault-Pagé.

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we wanted to be until another athlete stepped on Peri’s pole and pulled it out of her hand,” said Eric de Nys, coach of the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team. “We had coaches in that section, but they were at the bottom where many crashes were happening. A French coach also tried to hand her a pole but she missed it. It was just a series of bad luck.” Forced to ski with all legs for nearly 200 metres, Jones dropped from fifth to ninth where she handed off to Gai-

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EMC Sports – Almonte cross-country skier Perianne Jones put down a personal best World Cup finish in Liberec, Czech Republic Jan. 12 during a classic crosscountry ski sprint race. Leading the Canadians into the heats with the seventh fastest qualifying time around the track, the 27-year-old’s day came to an end in the semifinals where she crossed the line fifth, and finished a careerbest ninth. “I’m super happy with how things went today,” said Jones in a press release from Cross Country Canada. She also claimed a bronze medal in a team sprint last year. “I love classic sprinting and I’m feeling really strong. It went really well today,” Jones added. The other Canadian in the race, Daria Gaiazova, skied a hair short of her first individual World Cup podium after finishing fourth in a photo finish. The next day, Jan. 12, Gaiazova and Jones teamed up and finished 11th in the team sprint race. The Canadian duo were hit with some bad luck in their semifinal heat after Jones lost a pole and a glove. “We were right where

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Shoppers Drug Mart® Tree of Life Campaign Raises Critical Funds for Women’s Health Programming at the Carleton Place Hospital With the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, Carleton Place will now have enhanced services supporting women’s health. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2012 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has harvested more than $2676 for the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital’s (CPDMH) Women’s Health Programs. With over 1,200 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the 10th annual Tree of Life campaign has provided support to over 450 Canadian charities with a focus on Women’s Health. National in scope yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to charitable organizations to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. In Carleton Place, the proceeds raised by local Shoppers Drug Mart customers and employees at Shoppers Drug Mart #1285 will directly benefit the CPDMH’s Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program. This program is one of numerous Women’s Health Programs offered at CPDMH. Additional programs include bone strengthening infusion treatments, colon cancer screening, and the Women’s Breast Health Program which consists of breast tissue biopsies, surgical interventions and follow-up consultations. In conjunction with the Lanark Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program, the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program at CPDMH documents patient’s injuries for their confidential health records. Currently, this data is captured through hand-drawn sketches and diagrams on their charts. However, and in compliance with new Ministry of Health standards, documentation will now be captured more accurately through high resolution image capturing which will be kept on the patient’s secured electronic record. The generous donation from Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life campaign will facilitate the enhancement of the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program through the purchase of image capturing and data equipment along with the provision of staff education and training which is to be completed by the end of 2013. “CPDMH has been involved with the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Program since its inception approximately 15 years ago. This donation will enhance our current program to comply with Ontario standards and will allow patients records to be more accurate and precise,” stated Chief Nursing Officer, Esther Houle. “We are very grateful for Shoppers Drug Mart’s donation and for the community’s participation in the Tree of Life campaign.” “The success of the 2012 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Myron Li, Associate Owner of Shoppers Drug Mart Carleton Place. “Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organization at national, regional and local levels, in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Tree of Life campaign proceeds to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital - Women’s Health Program.” The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each Fall. In support of leading women’s health organizations, With a cheque representing the funds raised from the 2012 Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign are (L-R): Robyn Arseneau (CPDMH Foundation Manager of Fundraising); customers, staff and Associate-Owners at over 1,200 Beth Hollihan (CPDMH Foundation Board Director); Myron Li (Associate Owner of ShopShoppers Drug Mart/Phamaprix locations raise funds pers Drug Mart); Cheryl White (Assistant Front Store Manager); Heather Sauve (Front Store through the purchase of the Tree of Life paper icons. Supervisor); Janet Ferguson (CPDMH Foundation Board Director); Miranda Kennedy (Pharmacy Assistant); Flora Neave (CPDMH Foundation Board Director and CPDMH Auxiliary Since 2002, the Tree of Life campaign has raised more Member); and Marg Leblanc (CPDMH Auxiliary Member). than $17 million for Canadian health charities. In 2012, help ensure their health only gets stronger. More information can be over 450 Women’s Health charities across Canada have found at shoppersdrugmart.ca/women. benefitted from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 per cent of the To learn more about CPDMH’s Domestic Abuse and Sexual funds staying in the community where they were raised. Shoppers Assault Program, please contact Chief Nursing Officer, Esther Houle Drug Mart WOMEN represents the organization’s commitment at EHoule@carletonplacehosp.com. To make a donation or to learn to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and how you can become involved at the Hospital, please contact the spirit. Brought to life through five partnership programs, created Manager of Fundraising, Robyn Arseneau at 613-257-2200 ext. 856 with leading experts and institutions in women’s health, this national or by email to foundation@carletonplacehosp.com. initiative connects women to health information and resources that R0011878279_0124

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Marilyn Anderson - Chamber member at large Marilyn Anderson believes the Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce is an asset to the community. Anderson, a former councillor for 16 years with the town has watched the chamber develop over the years and thinks the work it does is important to the community. “It’s important for businesses to get together and network,” said Anderson. She thinks the networking is a good way for local businesses to learn about the other businesses in the town. It’s also a chance for people to get to know each other outside of their businesses.

Annual General Meeting Wednesday, February 20 6 PM at the Almonte Old Town Hall

In addition to the official AGM meeting, there will be ample opportunity for informal networking, with complimentary hors d’oeuvre and a cash bar.

“Its interesting being involved with the Chamber… There are a lot of wonderful people at the Chamber,” said Anderson. “I get to sit with people I don’t know, they always have a guest speaker and introduce the new members.” Since leaving council she has stayed busy in the community because she believes it is important to help out who ever she can. She has been a volunteer with The Hub for six years, is a member on the fundraising committee with the Mills Community Support, a member of the Mississippi Mills Grannies of Lanark County (part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation) and is the social director at Mill Falls. Marilyn Anderson poses with her puppet made by Noreen Young

“I’ve stayed involved because I like to know what’s going on in the community and I want to help out where ever I can,” said Anderson.

Her helping ways started when she was only eight-years-old after convincing her father, who was a bank manager to let her organize concerts/plays in the bank on Sunday afternoon for the local children. Anderson explained that volunteering is a way to get to know people and learn more about the community. “It’s not only helping but sharing what is happening in our community.” Anderson is a fixture in the community and even has her own puppet specially made for her by famed puppeteer Noreen Young after a request from her now late husband Don. The puppet depicts her when she represented the town on the International Plowing Match committee in 2003.

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