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EMC News -The Mississippi Rideau Lakes Salvation Army Christmas Campaign culminated with the presentation of the top council award for the most money collected in a single day during the Christmas campaign. For the first time in the event, Beckwith Township councillors came out on top, collecting $1,649. Pictured is Reeve Richard Kidd with Salvation Army’s Major Faith Cameron.

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EMC Events - It’s time for the annual Heritage Dinner and Silent Auction hosted by the North Lanark Historical Society. The dinner is set for Friday, Feb. 15 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Almonte (100 Bridge St.). Tickets for the event are $25 each for a delicious roast beef dinner; a cash bar opens at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Doreen Wilson, volunteer at the North Lanark Historical Society, is looking forward to the dinner, which has been held annually for more than 20 years. The event is a fundraiser for the museum and Wilson thinks it is a great opportunity to support the museum. “Our museum is a local

community museum with a lot of North Lanark history,” said Wilson. “It is a fundraiser to continue to operate the museum.” Wilson is excited they are able to present local architect Peter Mansfield who will be speaking on ‘Heritage: Good Neighbours.’ “I think our guest speaker is very important and I think he will have a lot of good information on local architecture and historical buildings in Mississippi Mills,” said Wilson. New this year the Mississippi Mills Heritage Committee will also be presenting Architectural Awards. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Baker Bob’s (73 Little Bridge St. Almonte) or by calling Wilson at 613-256-2866 or Jennifer Armstrong at 613-2538638. The Legion must be notified of numbers by Feb. 8.

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EMC News – Side by side, with every great man is a great woman. Mrs. Claus is the wife of Santa Claus, the Christmas gift-bringer. She helps him run his shop at the North Pole and build his toys all year long. Thousands of kilometres away, in Carleton Place, Peggy Gallipeau works side by side with her husband Jake, coordinating the annual visit of Santa and Mrs. Claus to the community. During last Tuesday’s council meeting, the couple was awarded with the Eleanor Henderson Good Ambassador Award. “For 30 years, Jake and Peggy have been the driving force behind the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus to Carleton Place,” said Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. “I think it is more than past time to recognize that and to present them with a special award.” On Jan. 29, she thanked the Gallipeaus for their enthusiasm, commitment and love for the young people in town. “The effects of their dedicated work are long lasting,” said LeBlanc. “They make our community a better place to live. We welcome their uplifting spirit.” At the end of every Novem-

ber and beginning of every December, Santa and Mrs. Claus are regular visitors to Carleton Place, attending the annual Santa Claus Parade, which is sponsored by the Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA). Moreover, they participate in the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital’s (CPDMH) tree lighting ceremony and the BIA’s Christmas Open House (listening to hundreds of excited youngsters whisper their Christmas wishes, as well as posing for photographs). “This couple has delighted and thrilled generations of children in our community,” said LeBlanc. “They are the ones in the annual Santa Claus Parade who are long awaited by every child and child at heart along the route.” It is not known if Jake and Peggy are close friends with Father Christmas and his bride, or if they have ever been invited to the North Pole. In attendance at last week’s meeting, BIA coordinator Cathie McOrmond said, “Jake and Peggy have been involved with the Santa Claus Parade for the last 30 years, and involved with me for the last nine. The BIA would not have such a successful parade without their help. I could not do it without them. Thank you!” BIA chair Paul Sorfleet re-


Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc honour Jake and Peggy Gallipeau with the Eleanor Henderson Good Ambassador Award. The presentation took place last Tuesday, Jan. 29, and was given to the Gallipeaus for their efforts in coordinating the annual visit of Santa and Mrs. Claus to the community. membered sitting on Santa’s lap. Robyn Arseneau, CPDMH Foundation manager of fundraising, presented Jake and Peggy with a replica of the Christmas tree that stands outside the local hospital, as well as a framed photograph of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the most recent tree lighting ceremony. “I am incredibly pleased and very honoured to have recently met Jake and Peggy,” she said. “They have been wonderful (to work with).”

“Thank you for your support and the many smiles you have helped bring to our hospital,” continued Arseneau. After the tree lighting ceremony each year, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit patients at the CPDMH. “It is amazing!” said Arseneau. “You have someone who may be very frail and ill, but they light up as soon as they see them.” Special presentation “Peggy was telling me that her brother and sister-in-law

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The Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam was another success this year with a host of Ottawa Valley singers mixing it up for the Ottawa Heart Institute. The acts from throughout day performed to a sold-out crowd of approximately 400 people. Above, the dance floor was packed throughout the afternoon. Above right, Lorne Daley takes a turn at the mic. He will be hosting a fundariser for the Heart Institute in Westboro at the Legion Branch 480, on Sunday, Feb. 24. Richmond Road, Ottawa. The annual heart institute telethon is also coming up, slated for March 3 on CTV


EMC Entertainment – The Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam was another success this year with a host of Ottawa Valley singers mixing it up for the Ottawa Heart Institute. In what organizers believe – to the best of their knowledge – is more than 20 years running, the fundraising event, held Feb. 3 Neelin Street Community Centre, has brought more than $100,000 for the heart institute. “The community support we get from Carleton Place for this event is incredible,” says Christina Bova, the manager of special events for the Ottawa Heart Institute. “There are so many great things happening thanks to fundraisers like this and we are so thankful for their support and their ongoing efforts.” Research is the big-ticket item for funds raised by community efforts, she says. That includes new gene research where doctors can predetermine if a patient has a higher risk of developing heart disease by a simple mouth swab. “Equipment is another area where funds are needed,” notes Bava. “Over and above patient care, that’s where we are looking for community support.” The organizing committee worked on this event since the fall, says Jerry Flynn. “We had more people here (performers) than last year.” Some of the performers included the Silver Fox’s sons, Jamie and Jeff McMunn, Perth’s Henry Norwood, John Foster, Kathleen Stroud, Harry Adrain, Smokey Rose, Ridin’ Shotgun, and Blend N’ Roots, to name a few. The house band consisted of Andy Bowes on bass, Wade Foster on fiddle, Brian Ostrom on steel guitar, Brad Scott on lead and drummer Mike Belajac. “Silver Fox was bigger than life,” Flynn says. “This is just a reflection of him.” Last year’s event raised $9,000 for the heart institute. The heart institute will be the recipient of another fundraising effort when Lorne Daley hosts his Classic Country Jam on Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westboro Legion, 391



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EMC News – The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is taking MPP Randy Hillier to task for comments made last week in which he alleged that the organization had engaged in fear mongering about the future of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “Mr. Hillier keeps attacking people who are fighting the cuts,” said Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, during a telephone interview from Toronto. Just days earlier, the Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP told a protest in front of his constituency office that the OHC was responsible for a “distortion of the facts,” using the term “fear mongering” in the debate about cuts to beds and services at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “Mr. Hillier is trying to make himself the issue. It is a distraction from the main issue,” said Mehra, who was in Perth and Smiths Falls last month for a series of public meetings seeking to galvanize public support to fight the cuts. “It’s disturbing. I don’t know why anyone is willing to defend those cuts. Mr. Hillier is not the real story.” Some of the protesters invited Hillier to a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 about the issue. While the driving force behind the opposition to the cuts is the local Save Our Services (SOS) Health Coalition, Mehra called inviting Hillier to

the meeting a “bad strategy.” While stressing that all SOS meetings are open to any interested member of the public, she added that “I don’t want our meetings being hijacked. We don’t need to debate that service cuts are service cuts for four weeks. I advocate that we move on.” Mehra added that “it defies reason” why Hillier would continue to say that the reduction in beds and staff are not cuts. “It’s not that there are dozens of people sitting around doing nothing waiting to be cut,” she said of the hospital staffers. Even a cut of one person, in this case, in the physiotherapy department, would affect staff-to-patient ratios. “The rally was to get Randy to stand up and fight for our services. Clearly that was not successful,” said Mehra. “All of those things have a relation to quality of care.” Last month, Hillier said that “I’m going to respect local decisions,” noting that it was specifically the board of directors of the hospital which made the decision to cut 12 beds as a way of bridging the $4 million deficit. “He is defending the service cuts for the health minister,” said Mehra. “The health minister must be laughing at the whole situation, at which the local MPP is trying to facilitate (the cuts)… To pretend it is a local choice is not true.” In her estimation, hospital boards are required to eliminate deficits “even if it means eliminating necessary health

term care, Mehra contends that “they are needed. There is no place to put them.” Separate debate Last week, Hillier went on record as saying that he does believe that private enterprise does have a place in the public health care system. “I do believe we need some additional clinics, like the Shouldice Hospital,” said Hillier of the for-profit hernia hospital in Markham, Ont. “We need to give people a greater choice of options.” But Mehra countered this position, saying Hillier “needs

services. This government is playing super-hardball with the hospitals.” And if the boards do run a deficit, board members can be fined, and the chief administrative officer can be fired. “Even the previous conservative government did not do that,” said Mehra of the Mike Harris/Ernie Eves years. “They funded out the deficits.” While Hillier stated that the 12 beds that were closed down were not needed because they were being taken up by people who should have been in long-

to learn a lot about health care.” Speaking of the Shouldice Hospital specifically, she noted that “they are not making enough money. They are trying to sell it. It’s hardly a model.” She also does not see an increased presence from the private sector as being viable in rural areas. “In rural eastern Ontario, you are not going to have specialty private hospitals,” she said. “You are going to have larger, general hospitals. They (private hospitals) drive up costs in health care. It’s not a

model that would work in rural Ontario. There are not enough people to make it profitable. Privatization would move services out of your area.” Mehra also underlined that there had been “an attempt to play on anti-union bias,” in the area. “There is no hidden agenda,” said Mehra. “The interests of the unions and the public are aligned.” In the coming days, a petition will be working its way through the area, and the group is planning a leaflet drop in the area soon.









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which is not slated to happen before 2014. A lack of dedicated provincial funding for cycling infrastructure could force municipalities to choose between addressing their infrastructure deficit and building cycling infrastructure at a time when municipalities are trying to reduce debt loads. Council passed a motion expressing its disappointment in the draft strategy and asked the Ministry of Transportation to lead by example by implementing cycling lanes. County to upload two local bridges Council passed a motion to add two bridges in Beckwith Township to its inventory in 2014. The move comes following a report to council concerning boundary bridges, as well as a proposal by Beckwith council suggesting that all seven existing county boundary bridges be transferred to the local municipalities that they are situated in. The two Beckwith bridges (Ashton and Kings Creek), are located on a boundary road (Ashton Station Road) that is jointly owned by the township and the City of Ottawa. Ownership of the bridges was transferred from the

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EMC News – A growing drug problem in the region has prompted the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre to develop an early intervention service for youth addicted to painkillers. The outpatient service was launched in early January and was discussed in detail on Jan. 21 at a public meeting in Manotick, where Ottawa’s fentanyl abuse problem first became apparent last summer. Fentanyl is a strong prescription opioid used to treat chronic pain, and comes in the form of patches which are worn on the skin. It is becoming an experimental drug of choice for many youth in the area, but unlike drugs like marijuana and alcohol, it is highly addictive even after just one use. This has left otherwise good kids hooked on the patch and committing crimes to feed their habit. “It can happen to any kid,� said Beverly Clark, a former Manotick resident whose son was one of several students kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School because of his fentanyl addiction. “They don’t have to be bad kids.� Last August, the problem became painfully apparent when Tyler Campbell, a 17-year-old Manotick student, overdosed and died. Police began to connect a rash of break-ins to a small group of addicted teenagers and youths in the village. A town hall meeting was called in November to address the issue, which was widely publicized. Police have since identified other fentanyl hot spots across the city, including in Orleans, according to Ottawa Police Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban. Now, the Royal Ottawa has responded with the regional opioid intervention service in an effort to help youth and early users get off the drugs quickly. Program developer Dr. Melanie Willows said more and more youth are admitting themselves to the hospital with opioid addictions, but the wait time for the hospital’s small detox unit is “unacceptably long.� “Thinking of someone who has only been using opioids for three months waiting another four to six months to get help didn’t make a lot of sense,� she told a crowd of about 50 people at the Jan. 21 meeting. The new intervention service is an outpatient program geared to youths under 30 and to people who have been using for fewer than five years. It currently operates from the Royal on Carling Avenue near Merivale Road, but the hospital has partnered with other hospitals, community health services, mental health and addiction agencies and primary care physicians across the region to make sure youth can continue to access counselling, treatment and support in their own community after the initial three-week detox program is complete. “The idea is we all share the care of the patient to offer the full spectrum of what

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EMC News –The Captain Hooper Chapter of the IODE women of Carleton Place hosted their 15th annual curling bonspiel Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Carleton Place Curling Club. Pictured are (from the left) Donna Nield-

Kerry, Paula Sanderson, Haxel Rhodes, Peggy Gallipeau, Brenda Mattey, Karen Brunton, Barbara Nauss, Bev Shepley, Audrew Proulx and Hilda Docker. A total of 16 teams participated in the event.


Conservatives ignore housing need DEAR EDITOR: While cities and provinces are working hard on the pressing lack of affordable housing for Canadians, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and the Conservatives are quietly getting the federal government out of it. An estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Canadians are homeless and 13 per cent don’t have access to affordable housing with enough bedrooms for their family. Some families of nine live in apartments for two because that’s all they can afford. Our housing needs are not being met and the instability this causes in people’s lives has a tremendous economic cost – you can’t prepare your resume on a street corner. Nor is it cheap for taxpayers: the costs of medical care, shelters and day programs for the homeless are more expensive than providing them a place to live. Yet instead of putting resources in to fix the problem, the federal government is actually pulling back support. Over the next ten years, federally-funded mortgages are coming due for housing co-operatives that provide affordable housing. Tied to those mort-

gages are operating agreements that provide vital funding for the co-ops and there are no plans to renew these subsidies. Without them, over 200,000 of the most vulnerable Canadians could lose their homes. The Conservatives are quietly booking $1.6 billion in annual “savings” from this cut to affordable housing and have no plans to reinvest the money. And that’s not the end of it: the federal Investment in Affordable Housing Program expires in 2014, but the Conservatives have still not begun negotiation for its renewal. It could get rolled into a general infrastructure fund, moving this money out of housing. Why is this happening? Because Mr. Reid and the Conservatives believe housing is a provincial responsibility and want to get out of it – they even said so in the 2006 budget. It’s time the federal government to do more for affordable housing, not less. John McCallum, MP Liberal Party Housing Critic

EMC Editorial - January may have been Crime Stoppers awareness month, but the Lanark County Crime Stoppers continue to spread their message throughout the year. The program needs ongoing funding to support costs such as operating the tip line, paying tips and paying for office space. A program worthy of community support – the case for this statement can be made in some very up front statistics – across Canada, Crime Stoppers has helped solve more than 1.1 million cases since 1982. Close to $40 million in property and drugs has been recovered and 600,000 arrests made. Crime Stoppers organization around the world are not for profit, community based and charitable. They work based on cooperation from the community, policy agencies and media. No area is immune to crime, no community, big or small. Every little tip received helps in some way shape or form. The numbers speak for themselves – 600,000 arrests and more than 1.1 million cases. This number represents countless faces of people who have been victimized, in one way or another. This number not only represents arrests made, but also the number of potential victims whom have some peace of mind knowing the person responsible has been caught. A tried and true program, the anonymity of Crime Stoppers tipsters has never been broken. No one is ever asked to identify themselves, or testify in court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display or call trace. Tips may be called in to 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), via the web ( or through SMS by sending your message to CRIMES and have TIP307 at the beginning of the body of the message. All information is encrypted to protect the identity of tipsters. Once the anonymous information is received, it is then passed along to investigators at the appropriate police agency. Locally, the organization is operated by a board of directors, from the various communities represented. They recently underwent a name change in 2012, from the Mississippi /Tay Crime Stoppers to Lanark County Crime Stoppers, in celebration of their 20th anniversary. This also better reflects the county in which they serve. Founded in 1992, Lanark County Crime Stoppers receives on average, 10 anonymous tips per week and continue to provide valuable information to police which leads to arrests. For more information on the local organization, visit www.lccs. ca.

Winter at Northcote School came with its own set of smells EMC Lifestyle - The Northcote School smelled differently in the winter time than it did in the summer. That may have a lot to do with the fact Miss Crosby opened the windows in the warm weather. But I thought back then it had more to do with the piles of gum rubbers, wet socks, the wood stove, and the bagged lunches on the table at the back of the room. All the girls at the Northcote School wore galoshes. Some had rabbit fur down their fronts, and then some of us just had galoshes that laced up tight around our ankles. It was a sign of wealth if your galoshes had fur on them...sadly, I never owned such a pair as that! The boys wore either gum rubbers or rubber boots. The gum rubbers and boots had a thick layer of red around the soles. Most of ours were bought at Briscoes General Store, where they hung from the ceiling. Mr. Briscoe used a long pole with a hook on it to retrieve them. I could never

Mary Cook’s Memories MARY COOK

fathom how he knew what size he was bringing down, but he never seemed to make a mistake. After running around the school yard before Miss Crosby rang either the morning or recess bell, there wasn’t one of us whose feet weren’t soaked to the skin. That meant that as soon as we got into the school room, we pulled off our outer foot wear, and gum rubbers, galoshes, and rubber boots, and they were all laid out around the pot-bellied stove where blocks of wood had been placed to lean the footwear against. It didn’t take long, with the fire in the stove fair jumping, for the array of galoshes and boots to smell to high heaven. The girls put on felt slippers,

hand-made of course, and the boys just walked around in their socks, which soon smelled as bad as the array of boots near the stove. We girls wouldn’t dream of wearing the same stockings to school two days in a row, but from the smell of the boys’ feet, my older sister Audrey said she doubted their socks had been changed for over a week. And that included my three brothers, who Mother thought were old enough to look after their own feet. Only a few of the pupils had tin lunch boxes. My little friend Joyce had one with a bright red painted lid, and a hook inside that anchored the little thermos bottle. Of course,

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Joyce’s family was very rich, I thought. Didn’t they live in a brick house, and have a flush toilet? So she could afford a bright tin lunch box. However, most of us took our lunch in brown paper bags, saved after making purchases at Briscoe’s General Store. These bags once held tea, sugar, or rolled oats, and were never thrown out. We had a rack in our kitchen that had a spring lever attached to it, and all the bags were neatly folded and kept on this rack which hung by the wood box. Most were just the right size for a school lunch. There was a crudely built table at the back of the school room, and this is where all the lunches were kept. All the bags looked the same, and it always amazed me how I never once knew any of us to get our lunches mixed up! It was an unwritten law never to bring a sandwich with onions on it. It wouldn’t take long for the smell to fill the small one room school house,

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and drown out the stench of the array of footwear around the stove. Which on second thought would not have been such a bad idea! It didn’t take long to figure out what a lot of the pupils had brought to eat. Head cheese was a staple in the Depression years, and well-seasoned with summer savoury, and sliced thin, often filled sandwiches back then. I hated head cheese with a passion. My distaste was right up there with my hatred for blood pudding. It had more to do with watching Mother make both on the kitchen table, than the taste of it that turned my stomach. My very favourite sandwich was one made with bologna. Favourite, but rare. The few slices Mother bought on rare occasions, to me, was the ultimate school lunch. I loved bologna with a passion. There were always home-made cookies, fruit was unheard of. We toted milk in glass jars. It wasn’t hard to tell who had what for their lunch. You

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could smell the headcheese, and the maple cookies long before the paper bags were opened. Miss Crosby bent the rules at lunch time, allowing us to sit where we wanted, while she still kept an eagle eye on all of us from her desk at the front of the room. By the time the school day came to a close at four o’clock, the familiar smell of school books, chalk and erasers was long lost. The room reeked of dried out footwear, wet mitts, and socks. When the last of us left the school, Miss Crosby could be seen swinging the storm and inner doors open wide, and putting a block of wood against them to hold them open to completely air out the place. And so that by the time we next came to the Northcote School, the only smell would be from the freshly started wood fire raging in the old stove in the centre of the room. But like the day before, it wouldn’t take long for the smells of winter to take over.

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The next orientation session will be held on Feb. 7 for families of youth struggling with an opioid addiction. Addictions counsellors will be available to discuss treatment privately with youth. Clark knows all too well what fentanyl addiction looks like. Her son was 17 when he tried the drug at a party and was hooked. In the middle of Grade 12, he was kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School in Manotick and sent to rehab. Within three weeks, he was living at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, receiving treatment for his fentanyl addiction.

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Eighteen months later and with the help of the rehab centre, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clean â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy for her to imagine a relapse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is straight now but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a day-to-day deal,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. Valentine for Lives Clark has now organized a fundraiser for the treatment centre, which is one of the partners with the Royalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new intervention service, and the only non-profit rehab centre in eastern Ontario. On Feb. 12, the Valentine for Lives murder mystery dinner will offer dinner and entertainment at the Lone Star ranch on Hunt Club Road in south Nepean. The Kemptville Players theatre group will stage the murder mystery and NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod

will speak about the drug issue. Tickets are $50 each. Clark said she is simply hoping to raise money for an organization that stood behind her when the rest of the community seemed to turn its back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For my family, Dave Smith was a lifeline,â&#x20AC;? said Clark, who also received counselling there while her son was recovering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be without it.â&#x20AC;? For more information or to purchase tickets visit For information about the Regional Opioid Intervention Service and its orientation sessions visit www.theroyal. ca.

in January, seeks input from patients who have used the Ambulance Service and from their family members. The survey is part of the LCAS Continuous Quality Improvement Program, which is designed to ensure the Ambulance Service is providing the level of care expected by the community. Surveys are being sent to randomly chosen patients throughout Lanark County and include patients from all types of calls. The surveys do not contain any information that identifies the patients, in order to ensure that all information collected is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. This ensures that any completed and returned survey will contain



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will be reviewed by the LCAS deputy chief only. This will ensure that the survey results are valid further reduce any possibility that the respondent can be identified. While the survey is completely confidential, it does indicate that patients can ask the LCAS to contact them directly if they have any questions or concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patient feedback helps us improve how we deliver patient care as we continue to evolve,â&#x20AC;? said LCAS deputy chief Ed McPherson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our medics offer more interventions than even five years ago and their skill sets are constantly increasing. The patient feedback we obtain from the survey will provide the LCAS with the information we need to ensure that we are meeting the expectations of our patients.â&#x20AC;?

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Algonquin land claims tentative deal: What does it actually say?

EMC News – Among the many questions brought up for discussion at last week’s land claims public meeting, questions about land rights, land access and hunting were very much to the fore. So, what does the deal say, exactly, about all of these issues? Participants at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion branch, could pick up a “Preliminary Draft Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle,” executive summary. Some attendees wondered about access to property, particularly landlocked property being sought by the Algonquin First Nation claim that would require them to use a private road over private property, or private property owners who would have to travel across First Nations land to access their land. The parcels of land are located in Port Elmsley, Kilmarnock, northern Lanark County, and in parts of Renfrew and Frontenac counties. Under chapter five of the agreement, “Ontario would not transfer public roads, but may transfer some unopened road allowances which it owns. Ontario would not transfer road allowances owned by a municipality. Municipalities may transfer some road allowances under their jurisdiction.” As for private property, before a final agreement is reached, “Ontario would facilitate the negotiation of agreements between the Algonquins and the holders of existing rights or interests on settlement lands concerning the continuation of those existing rights or interests. Per-

sons holding existing rights or interests would continue to have the right to access settlement lands where reasonably necessary to exercise or enjoy those existing rights or interest in settlement lands.” Existing interests are also addressed in the agreement and these, in particular, but not limited to, hunt camps, public utilities, trap lines, mining leases and claims and aggregate licenses. “Interests on settlement lands existing at the time of transfer would continue on those lands after transfer to an Algonquin institution,” the agreement states. Further within the lines of chapter five, access is mentioned. “Laws governing access to or across private property would apply to settlement lands unless otherwise stated in the final agreement,” the agreement states. “Persons who hold legal interests would have access across settlement land through easements as set out in descriptive plans.” When it comes to harvesting, in chapter eight, Algonquins have the right to harvest wildlife, fish, migratory birds and plants “for domestic purposes, throughout the year on crown lands located throughout the settlement area. The Algonquins could also harvest on privately owned land within the settlement area with the consent of the landowner.” The agreement would also allow Algonquins to “barter and trade amongst themselves.” However, the chapter “recognizes that harvesting rights are communal rights… harvesting by the general public would continue to be subject to laws of general application.”

Further to this, “Algonquin harvesting rights would be subject to laws and other measures that are necessary for conservation, public health or public safety.” There would also be limits on the amount of hunting as well. “A total allowable harvest would be established for allocated species in consultation with the Algonquins and taking into account the interests of other users,” the document states. Harvesting of moose in Algonquin Park, however, would “continue in the area currently hunted for that purpose.” Trapping for fur for domestic purposes would be a right, while trapping for commercial fur sale would be governed under an agreement yet to be negotiated. Enforcement would remain under the authority of Canada and Ontario. Algonquins “would not be required to pay license fees, charges or royalties for harvesting in the settlement area for domestic purposes.” However, they would still need to obtain the necessary firearms licenses for their guns, and to produce documentation to enforcement officers to show that they are indeed Algonquins. As for forestry in chapter seven, “Ontario and the Algonquins agree to work cooperatively to maintain support for the existing forestry industry, and increase Algonquin participation in, and benefits from, the forestry industry.” The agreement seeks to increase Algonquin employment and participation in forestry, and “Ontario would consider the potential for Algonquin benefits as a relevant factor when evaluating tender bids or other government contracting procedures.”


CAUTION: Winter Ahead


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.

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STAY IN CONTROL ❄ 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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. R0011890836_0131


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OPEN HOUSE SAT FEB 9, 1-2:30 PM 4355 Scotch Line Road Waterfront home nestled on a gently sloping 1.87 acre lot boasting 177 feet of shoreline on Pike River at the mouth of beautiful Pike Lake. 3 bedrooms, reno’d bathroom & kitchen with open concept dining/living area and woodstove. Hardwood floors, newer propane furnace, central air, wrap-around decking, work shed, riverside cabana, goreous perennial beds, container gardens, & mature trees. Minutes to Perth. $299,000 Christian Allan 613-207-0834 Norene Allan 613-812-0407





113 Elizabeth Drive, Rideau Ferry ON

19 Grant St. Perth Rare Find - 3 bed/2 bathroom brick home showcasing a fabulous family room addition overlooking beautiful perennial beds/pond, renovated kitchen, hardwood flooring, main floor laundry, new gas furnace, upgraded electrical/plumbing, large workshop. $279,000 Norene Allan 613-812-0407, Christian Allan 613-207-0834

LIVE ON THE RIDEAU! Within minutes of Historic Perth & an easy commute to Ottawa. Excellent paved access just off Rideau Ferry Road in the Hamlet of Rideau Ferry. Fantastic location between Ottawa and Kingston. Restaurant, marina and convience shopping nearby. This year round home has been meticulously renovated, with exception quality finish and workmanship throughout – must been seen to appreciate. Flexible Living and dining area shares a gorgeous wood burning fireplace with a decorative mahogany/marble mantle. Gleaming Merbau, maple and oak hardwood flooring along with quality ceramic, porcelain and marble flooring. Spacious family room with fireplace and patio doors leading to deck overlooking lake. Like paging through a magazine – each room offers fresh ideas and decor. Master bedroom features a beautiful ensuite bath with heated marble flooring. Games room could easily be an in-law suite or private quest suite with its own 3-pc bathroom, wet bar and lakeside balcony. New propane On-Demand boiler – efficient heating and domestic hot water. Landscaped grounds with fenced yard, large permanent dock/lakeside deck with covered boat port and boat lift. Attached 2 car garage with interior entry. $649,000 MLS # 856822 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280


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26 BLACKSMITH RD, RIDEAU LAKES Commercial/Retail Building For Sale. Excellent high visibility corner location presently Otter Creek Antiques. Circa 1850 – total approximately 1800 sq. ft. NOTE: Business NOT for sale, contents NOT included. $124,900. Call Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114

DOWNTOWN PERTH Embrace ‘Mill on the Park’ lifestyle! This luxuriously appointed Townhome has been completely renovated & boasts approx 2300 sqft, 3 beds & 3 baths. 40ft riverside terrace overlooks Stewart Park! This stunning stone beauty is one of Perth’s true heritage gems! $569,000

LANSDOWNE Updated 2 storey hobby farm on 96 acres w/ detached garage/workshop & 7 stall barn. 3 beds, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry, lg master w/ample closets & Jacuzzi tub. Property completely fenced. Midway between Brockville & Kingston $359,900

CARLETON PLACE Unique business opportunity in fast growing Carleton Place. Well-run turnkey day care business, established 2005. Great location fronting on Hwy 7. Sale includes real estate & solid business with well-established clientele. $674,900.

OMPAH Great family home on quiet 4.9 acres. 4 beds, 2 baths. Completely renovated. Det single garage with carport. Fully finished lower level with walkout & storage. Walking distance to Palmerston Lake & many walking trails. $159,900

SMITHS FALLS 2 storey Century Home near Hospital. 4 bedrooms + den, 2 full baths. Living room, dining room; Full useable attic. Laundry on Main Level. Basement is high and dry. Updated wiring and plumbing, Metal Roof ‘11. $188,000.

PERTH 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 room, plenty of storage, close to town & 2.83 acres to play in. $265,000

SAT FEBRUARY 9, 11AM – 12PM 78 GOLF COURSE ROAD WESTPORT 5 year old 2100 sq.ft. bungalow overlooking the second fairway of Rideau links. 3 beds, 2 baths, loft, open concept wth huge lower level. $379,900. Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

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

SAT FEBRUARY 9, 12:30 -2PM 108 ANDERSON SIDE RD, BALDERSON Lovingly reno’d school-house w/open-concept main level features bright new addition, gleaming maple flrs, 10 ft ceilings! New ICF foundation w/radiant heat flrs in fully fin’d basement, perfect for home-based business/studio/guest suite! 20 x 20 ft barn! $219,000 Host Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114

TAY VALLEY 3 bed brick bungalow in private setting, 15 mins to Perth. Lg rec room on lower level w/ cozy woodstove. Low maintenance home to call your own. $242,500

MERRICKVILLE Why rent when you can easily own your home? 1.5 storey starter home, 2 bedroom plus loft den, country kitchen, solarium, formal dining room and so much more. $199,900.

PERTH 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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2 – 4PM 13259 HIGHWAY 7, NR CARLETON PL. 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 Host Al Jonkman: 613 802 0232

NR PORT ELMSLEY Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $315,000

WESTPORT A private enclave of adult living bungalows. Approx. 1100 sqft - open concept, 2 beds, 1.5 baths. Customize your home with us. Starting at $224,900.

PERTH 3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters w/ WESTPORT en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining/ Custom 1600sqft bungalow on 1.7acres with living, gas fireplace. Main floor laundry, study, radiant floor heat, granite, h/w, ceramic, a/c, home is heated & cooled by Geo Thermal systriple garage, car port, storage sheds. Quality tem excellent running costs, lots of upgrades finish throughout. Featured at $449,900. &storage 3 car att garage. $525,000

FRONTENAC COUNTY Get away from the hustle & bustle in this charming cottage nestled in the woods! Furnished 2-3 Bd, 4 pc bth, lrg kit/liv rm w/wet bar & spacious multipurpose rm. Storage outside w/2 outdoor sheds w/ electricity. Enjoy access to over 100 acres & beach at Garrison Lk. $110,000

BENNETT LAKE 4 bed, 4 bath, well designed, high quality luxurious waterfront home on 3 Acres on Bennett Lake, 15 mins to Perth. Exquisite home built by a high level builder (owner). Approx. 10 miles of boat run on this system. $749,000

MIDDLEVILLE Commercial/Retail space, possible living space on 2nd level, in Middleville on County Rd 16 between Almonte & Hopetown. Near lakes & rivers. Setup your own shop! Easy access to Ottawa. $125,000.

PERTH This immaculate home in family-friendly neighbourhood won’t last long! 2 fully finished levels -Upgraded windows, entry & garage door, sunroom, 35yr shingles, HE gas furnace & stove, c/air, flooring. 2 new baths, professionally landscaped & more! Just move in! $269,900.


WESTPORT AREA Private sidesplit on 14 scenic acres. 3+2 beds, 2 full baths, bright roomy kitchen/dining area & finished lower level walkout. Oversized 2 car garage with full 2nd storey – perfect as workshop or studio. $319,000

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1 – 2:30PM 24 CHURCH ST, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. A completely renovated home in a quiet neighbourhood. Open concept kitchen/ breakfast nook, formal liv/din, hdwd flrs & staircase. 3 season front porch. Mn flr master w/4pc bth, Jacuzzi, sky lights. Det heated & cooled workshop. $339,900 Host: Randy Cavanagh 613.464.1000



1737 Drummond Con 10a Drummond/N Elmsley Charming 2 storey, 3 bed 2 bath country home on 5 acres by the Mississippi River. Living room w/unique wood stove, office & family room. Open & spacious living areas. Heated 2 car det garage. Potential for horse activity. $365,000 Call Paul Gordon: 613 390 2281

Second Lake Rd, Godfrey – 2 lots $25,000 each lot Industrial Dr Perth – 110 x 350 - $39,000 Windsor Crescent – 0 .85 Acres - $62,900 Wilson St W, Perth – 0.75 Acres $89,200 Irace Dr, Maitland – 1.1 Acres - $92,500 THE LINKS Miners Point Rd – 2.47 Acres W/FPERTH $154,900 Executive luxury condos on the Tay. 1 to 3 North Shore Rd, Rideau Lakes – 2.17 Acres bedrooms. All units have river views. Starting from $325,900 W/F – $175,900 Pre-selling now. Wolford Drive, Merrickville – Prime waterDemo Suite at Best Western Plus Hotel in front – $265,000 Perth


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UPPER RIDEAU LAKE Designed to accommodate & entertain large groups, family & friends. Completely private 372 ft of waterfront on the Historic Rideau. Natural light throughout, indoor pool, & much, much more. $1,400,000



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Barbara Has Assisted over 3000 Families to Buy or Sell their Homes

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Saturday, February 9, 11am - 12pm 168 Station Rd., Smiths Falls Rural $374,000 MLS: 856721


Sales Representative 38 Birch Dr., Port Elmsley $89,900 MLS: 856529

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367 Drummond Conc Rd. 11 5 bedroom family home. Hardwd & ceramic flrs. Finished LL rec rm. Private 1 acre lot. Call!

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SOL 54 Lorne St.

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Smiths Falls Rural Evelyn Lee 613-205-0999

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Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

16 Bayview Cres

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Wendy Hillier 613-285-4476

78 Golf Course Rd


Kelly Blair 613-812-8867

Smiths Falls

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Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

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4355 Scotch Line Rd

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Christian Allan/Norene Allan

113 Elizabeth Dr

Rideau Ferry

Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

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24 Golf Club Rd

Smiths Falls

Ivan Hodgins 613-812-0363

24 Church St


Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000

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Rural Leeds and Grenville to get major Internet access boost EMC News – The following are highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting held Jan. 24 and the Joint Services Committee of Leeds and Grenville on Jan. 23. Access to high-speed broadband services in Leeds and Grenville is about to improve dramatically, Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) officials told the Joint Services Committee on Jan. 23. Project co-lead Jim Pine said 92 per cent of LeedsGrenville households and businesses will have access to wired or wireless service by the end of this year. The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) initiated the $170-million EORN project a few years ago to bring high speed Internet service to all of eastern Ontario, from Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes counties to the west, north to Renfrew County and east to the Quebec border. Leeds-Grenville consists of two zones being wired this year: Thousand Islands and Ottawa Valley South. These zones cover the entire region of Leeds and Grenville. Some of the work is already complete, including areas around Kemptville. The Thousand Islands zone will have 15 new PoP (Points of Presence) with upgrades to 12 existing PoP sites. There will be 21 PoPs in Ottawa Valley South zone. Once complete in early 2014, EORN officials say the network will provide access to 1.1 million eastern Ontario residents. The next steps for EORN are to seek Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for business and industrial parks in eastern Ontario and to develop a

strategy to maximize the economic development benefits of the network. Counties finalize deal for new fire dispatch system Counties Council finalized a bylaw agreement on Jan. 24 with Glentel Inc. for the supply and installation of Digital Simulcast Voice and Paging System. The agreement means Leeds Grenville will move from an analog to a digital service to improve the area’s overall fire communication system. The Counties are covering the cost of the basic infrastructure, including towers and related equipment, and the dispatch system. The total cost of the project is $5.9 million with the Counties portion being approximately $3.8 million. Participating municipal fire departments purchase their own radios and pagers. Approval of the agreement comes after four years of consultation with local municipalities and their fire departments. Work will begin in February. The system is expected to be live in the first quarter of 2014. Counties seek bridge infrastructure funding Counties Council has submitted an Expression of Interest in Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) funding for the Gananoque River Bridge on County Road 32, just north of the town. The total cost of the bridge rehabilitation is estimated at $1.2 million. The Counties is also supporting an Expression of Interest to the province by the Municipality of North Grenville to reconstruct water and sewer lines on Saunders Street (County Road 44) in

Kemptville. Expressions of Interest are required before an application can be submitted to ensure projects are suitable under the MIII. Ontario Early Years Centres review presented The Joint Services Committee deferred any costcutting decisions on Ontario Early Years Centres following a presentation at the Jan. 23 meeting. Integrated Program Delivery Manager Kim Little outlined services available within the Counties each year to 1,100 families and 1,400 children. Core services include early learning activities, parenting and family support, early literacy initiatives, information and linkages and community outreach. The program operates through a provincial allocation of $749,550 each year as well as municipal funding. The budget estimate for this year is $875,505. The main Ontario Early Years Centre is located in Brockville with satellite offices in Prescott, Kemptville and Gananoque. There is also a mobile outreach program to 10 of 13 municipalities. Upcoming meetings The next meetings are: public works committee on Feb. 5; governance and finance committee on Feb. 7; joint services committee on Feb. 20. Counties Council will meet on Feb. 21. All meetings begin at 9 a.m. in the council chamber, 25 Central Avenue West, Brockville, unless otherwise noted. Please note: Delegations are heard at committee meetings. Submitted by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.



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Near Carleton Place Al Jonkman 613-802-0232

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Liz Powell 613-314-5455

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Danette Hanneman 613-596-5353

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

Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 7, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Euchre at Holy Name of Mary School Gym on Patterson St. in Almonte. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and light lunch. Footcare Clinics, every 3 weeks, starts 9 a.m. Almonte Home Support, Community Room. Sponsor: Almonte/Ramsay and District Home Support. 613-256-4700, to make appt. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 9, Rod Pottle, 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, Fit as a Fiddle, Every Friday, 10 a.m. Call Home Support 613-2564700. Mills Home Support, General Diners Lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Golden Oldies Lunch. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Mills office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Certified Footcare Nurse, Alison Kaczan RPN. Clinics at the Mills Home Support Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-2564700 for appointment. Mills’ Seniors ServiceMovie “Quartet” & lunch out. Feb. 20. 613-256-4700. Reserve your seat on the bus. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Transportation and entertainment provided. Info: 613-256-4700 or Jean 613-257-3296. Mills Seniors Services Home Support, Almonte, Transportation to the Arthritis Aquafit Swim Program. Every Monday, 11:15 a.m. Carleton Place Pool. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Shoppers Drug Mart Monthly Natural Therapists Talk proudly presents Joanna Smith, Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m. 376 Ottawa Street, topic: Meditation. Valentines Dance and Silent Auction, Saturday, February 9, 7:30. Glen Silverson Band. Almonte Civitan Hall. Hillside Youth Mission trip to Nicaragua to build a school. Tickets: Remembrance Gift Shop 613-257-3931 or Treena 613-256-7186.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 11am. Call 613-256-8339 for info. Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, February 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613267-6400. Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- 28 Hawthorne. Spon-

sor: Knight of Columbus. Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. Feb. 9. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. Carleton Place Sunset Club meets every Wednesday, 1 p.m. Legion. Euchre, bid euchre, games, socializing. Third Wed. each month- short general meeting, noon. Potluck lunch/ games follows. 613-257-7483. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Diner’s Club, Beckwith Township Hall for seniors/adults with physical disabilities, 2nd Wednesday of each month. For info/book reservation, call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club. Beckwith Township Hall. For seniors/adults with physical disabilities. 2nd Wednesday each month. Info/Reservation 613-253-0733. 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, 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. St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/reservations 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. Country Music- Sat. Feb 16, 3-7. Band: Barry & Jude. Everyone welcome. Army Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Unit 396. Debtors Anonymous. If you are having problems with money or debt then we can help. 6:30 Tuesdays, St. James Hall, Bell and Edmund Street. 613-216-9008. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-253-0008. Gospel Meetings- Carambeck Community Centre. 357 Bridge St. Feb. 12, 19, 26. 8-9 p.m. The Bible in purity and simplicity. 613-256-6117. Heritage Day Dinner and Magic Lantern Show, fundraiser, Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society, Wednesday, February 20, 6:15 p.m. Ballygiblin’s, 151 Bridge St. Limited tickets available. 613-253-7013. Heritage Day exhibit by The Carleton Place Municipal Heritage Committee at The Moore House, 174 Bridge St. Sunday, February 10, 1-4. Info:

613-253-7013. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Monthly Birthday BashFeb. 16. Legion. 2 p.m. Live entertainment: Dave Brown and the Valley Rovers. Monthly breakfast- Sat. Feb. 9. Legion, 177 George St. 8-11 a.m. Seniors 50 & over, join the Sunset Club for fun and games, trips, etc. Meeting at Legion, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Info: 257-8102. Single Parenting Support Group, Sat. Feb 9, 1-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register at 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Feb. 21. Waterside Lunch and Learn, presented by the Alzheimers Society on Maintaining brain health as you age. February 13, 12:30 p.m. RSVP 613-253-2010, 105 McNeely Ave.

Baby Rhyme Time- Sponsor: Ontario Early Years. 33 Clothier St. Thursdays Jan. 31-March 21, 1:30-3 p.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Baby Talk- Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 -3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Kemptville Pub, 200 Rideau St. (613)863-4853. Branch Artisan meeting, at the North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Conc. Rd., Kemptville. February 19, 7 p.m. Info: (613)258-4382. New members welcome. Breakfast Poker Rally and Fish Fry. Feb. 16. Breakfast at Clubhouse 8-10 a.m. Register at Clubhouse 8-11 for rally. Fish Fry 5 p.m. Legion. 613258-3648. Sponsor: Kemptville Snowmobile Klub. Feb. 20- Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd 43, 7:30 pm. Program: Guest Speaker: William Langenberg on Horticulture Therapy. New members & guests welcome. Arline: 613-258-4645. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. Feb. 11, Wed. Feb. 13, Fri. Feb. 15, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills.

Benefit Dance, held by Lanark Legion Br 395 and Blackwood Originals. February 9, 2 p.m. Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Tues. Feb. 19, 10am - 3pm, Lanark County Community

Health Centre. For appt. call 613-259-2182 Fitness Classes every Monday (except holidays). 9:30-10:30 a.m. North Lanark County Community Health Centre. 613-259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St Andrew’s United Church. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Lanark Legion Branch 395 will host a Musical Jamboree the 3rd Saturday of each month, 2 PM. All musicians welcomed. Opened to the public. Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Legion Br. 395 Birthday Saturdays. Music by local musicians. Light Lunch. Feb. 16. Walking group, every Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exercises/speaker after walk. Heather 613-259-2182.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Hoffman & Hallman, pork dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 8. Legion. Feb. 10- Zone Public Speaking. 12 p.m. Registration, speeches 1-4 p.m. Legion. Learn to spin at Cedarcove Summer School, Feb 16. Spindle & wool supplied. Call 613-269-4238 Legion General Meeting, all members requested to attend, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Legion Matinee, Feb. 16, entertainment: Wildflower. 1-4:30 p.m. Legion mixed darts every Monday evening 7:30 p.m. LEGO Club- Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. Lessons at Cedar Cove February 3, English Smocking. Please call 613-269-4238 before 7 p.m. Merrickville Men’s Dart League, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. held at the Legion. Off the Shelf: readings for adults. Mon. Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Merrickville Library. 613-2693326. StoryTime Fridays 10 a.m., theme: February 9, Valentine’s Day. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326. Valentine Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Fred duCharme, chicken dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 15. Legion. Wellness Talk: Heart Health, with Dr. Weststrate. Thurs. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Merrickville Library. Call 613-2693326 for info.

Euchre, Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m Cedar Hill School House, 270 Cedar Hill Side Road, Pakenham. Fundraiser for Friends of the Cedar Hill School House. Info: Karen Richter 613-256-5439. Pakenham Home Support provides foot care, transportation, meals on wheels. Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. Pakenham Horticultural Club meeting. Feb. 20,

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7:30 p.m. St. Andrew United Church. Guest speaker: Phil Reilly. 613-624-5307. Pancake Supper, Pakenham Curling Club, Tuesday, February 12, 5-7 p.m. Sponsor: St Mark’s ACW. Info: 613-6245311 or 613-256-4126.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, February 13, 1:003:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613267-4848, 613-267-6039. Ambush will be playing at the Perth Civitan Club on Friday 15th February. Doors open at 8 pm. Brain Injury- Moving on Group, meet at 1 Sherbrooke St., the second and last Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Kathy (613)283-7795. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m. every Thursday evening at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. Clothing Give Away! Feb. 16, 10 am-12 pm. Donations of gently used clothing accepted on the day of the Give Away. 190 Gore Street East, 613-2676428 ext. 29. Community Dinner on Feb. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St.. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner on Feb. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with memory loss. Every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30-3:30. Smiths Falls, 4 George St. Includes activities, lunch and in town transportation. Info: 1(800)511-1911. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Thursday, 9:3011:30. 190 Gore St East, Perth. Connections and The Table Community Food Centre. Call Naomi 613-267-6428 ext 6. Lanark Lodge Birthday Party (last Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Perth & District Horticultural Society- Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Perth & District Collegiate Institute auditorium. Perth Historical Society’s meeting, February 20. Perth Museum, 11 Gore St. 7:30 p.m. Info: Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. February 8. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)2838703.

Perth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. February 13. 12 noon. Rideau Trail Association. Feb. 17, Smiths Falls to Rosedale Rd. level 1 moderate pace. Meet Conlon Farm, 10 a.m. 613-264-1196. Rideau Trail AssociationSat. Feb. 9. Port Elmsley to Smiths Falls, level 1, 11 km. Finish at Smiths Falls Railway Museum with hot cider and winter carnival activities. Meet Conlon Farm 10 a.m. 613-2830332. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meets Thursday evenings at Lanark Lodge. Info. Janet 613-264-9139. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays 5 p.m. at Community Care. Info: Barbara 613-267-2040. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613-838-4777.

4 hand euchre, Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Rd., North Gower. Light lunch. Info: (613)489-1684. All welcome. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. “Be Chilly- Eat Chili”Family Fun Day. Feb. 18, St. Joseph School, Toledo. 10-3. “Snolf” (Snow Golf) Tournament. Pre-register your team by Feb. 14. bechillyeatchili@ Lunch, activities, silent auction, more. Bishop’s Mills Community Association Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers, Sunday Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (following the winter fun day potluck supper). Bishop’s Mills Community Hall. Blood Donor Clinic. Feb. 20, 2:30-5:30 p.m. St. James Major Catholic Church, 14608 Hwy. 38, Sharbot Lake. C.A.R.E. Program for frail adults. (Mondays, Lanark, North Lanark Community Health Center) and (Fridays, CPHC Building, 15 Bates Dr.). (613)264-0307. Community Clothing Co-operative, Portland Community Hall. Open every Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday 1-3 p.m.

CPHC formally VON foot care clinic, every 1st Thursday of the month. Westport Chiropractic Centre, 39 Bedford St., Westport. Appointments required. 613-342-3693, 1-800465-7646 ext. 243. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, February 15. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. “Desire the Fire”. Life changing messages to empower lives with testimonies. February 15 & 16, 7 PM. Smiths Falls Assemblies of God Church, 54 William St, Smiths Falls. Downhill Ski Trips/weekends (Sat. Feb. 2). Bus pickups in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. Call Duke 613720-3853 after 6 p.m. Euchre- every Monday afternoon. 1 p.m. South Elmsley Municipal Complex. Sponsor: See RURAL page 19


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Club 55. Refreshments. Euchre, Ham & Bean Supper, & Silent Auction, Saturday February 16, Maberly Community Hall. Cards 2:00 pm, meal 4:30 pm. Sponsor Maberly Agricultural Society, info Joan, 613-268-2507, 613-268-2730 or 613-268-2895. Fish Supper. Sat. Feb. 9. 4-7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 613- 272-3556. Fri. Feb 15 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner 6-7:30 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport. Fun and Fitness exercise classes for seniors and older adults, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. Fun and Fitness Mondays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Community Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Ferguson Falls Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays Lower Mobility Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., North Lanark Community Health Centre. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, February 10, McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613-3591140. Karate and Cardio-Kickboxing in Port Elmsley. KarateWednesday and Friday evenings. Kickboxing- Thursday evenings. Visit or call 613-2649063. Lanark County Archives 1920 Conc. 7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office). Open first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 613-256-3130, (613)267-2232. Mid-Winter Feast, St. Andrew’s United Church, Toledo; Sat. Feb. 16 at 5:00 p.m. Buffet meal: scalloped potatoes, hot vegetables, assorted meats, salads, dessert. One sitting. Advanced tickets: Frank - (613)275-2562 or (613)2752370. Pancake Supper, Franktown, Centennial Hall, 152 Church St. Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6:30. Info: 613-2834617. Pancake Supper- Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Feb. 12. 5-7 p.m. United Church Hall, 2332 Church St. North Gower. Quilting & Sewing Club

meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)2838482, (613)283-6240. Quilting- every Wednesday. 1 and 7 p.m. McDonalds Corners Rd. Hall. 613-2782943. Rideau & District Old Tyme Fiddling & Country Music Annual Benefit Dance, February 8, 7:30 p.m. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Info: 613-2582258. Rideau Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Run. Feb. 9. Registration Lombard Glen Golf Club, Hwy. 15 South Lombardy, 11 a.m.-12 noon. Valid trail permits mandatory. 613-284-1022. Ruby Tuesdays- information and support group for women. North Lanark Community Health Centre, every other Tuesday, 1:00-3:00. Info: Sherry (613)259-2182. Sat. Feb. 16, Valentine’s Dance. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 9-1. DJ: Richard Chisamore. Sat. Feb 16th Jeff Code from Sunday in the Country Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport, 8 p.m.-12. Light luncheon. Proceeds to Ways & Means Committee 613-273-3615. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Sweetheart Poker Run. Breakfast and Dinner, February 9, Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Dinner 4-6:30 p.m. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Non-snowmobilers also welcome. St George’s Valentine Dance featuring the Bowes Brothers, Saturday, February 16, Clayton Community Hall. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets at the door. Info: 613-256-9010. St John’s Music Series presents the Fumblin Fingers. traditional music from the East Coast and beyond, Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613-257-4941. Tri-Church Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Feb. 12, 4-7 p.m. Lombardy Agricultural Hall. Entertainment: The Rideau Mellowdears & Robert Scott. Proceeds: local schools anti-bullying & suicide prevention programs. 613-283-1328, 613-284-2498. Tuesday, February 12, Shrove Tuesday Ham Supper with pancake dessert. Newboro Community Hall. 2 sittings, 5 p.m. and 6:15. Tickets call Joan 613-272-2393. Sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church. Valentines Bingo Many prizes, Jackpot $200. Dinner out tickets, Toonie Pot $850. Mon. Feb 11th. Doors open 6:15 starts 7:15 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Br.#542, Westport. Valentine’s Day Party for family and friends. Feb. 14, Rideau Ferry Country Home.

2-3 p.m. Woman’s Winter netWorking Woppertunity, Saturday, February 16, Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall. Sponsor: The Township of Rideau Lakes.

Annual Valentine’s Day Supper at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Smiths Falls, Tues. Feb. 14. Social time 4:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm. Tickets 613-283-2318, 613-2836987 or 613-283-7527 Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1-877-383-2070. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1(877)383-2070. Bingo, every Thursday evening, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Breast Cancer Support Group meeting. First Tuesday each month. 7-9 p.m. Rideau Lakes Home & Community Support Services, 4 George St. S. Bridge Club every Monday night, Legion Br. 95, 7 Main St. E., 7 p.m. Partnership Terry Fagan, (613)283-6393. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 12, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. eReader driving you nuts? eBook Class, Smiths Falls Public Library. Feb. 16. 10:30 and 1. 613-283-2911 for info. Family Fun Spiel. Smiths Falls Curling Club. Feb. 9. Max. 16 teams. Draw #1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:15-1:15 p.m. Draw #2 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:152:15 p.m. Enter by Feb. 5, 613283-4700, Gambling Problem? There is help. Gamblers Anonymous, Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. 88 Cornelia St. 613-567-3271. “Let’s Pray” Prayer Line available, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon. (613)2833485, (613)267-9780 evenings. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Hwy 29 (just past the mall). Walk-ins welcome. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Saturday Feb. 10th, 9 am-1 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall. Info 613-283-1550, 613-2752433. Ski trip- Mon. Feb. 18 (Family Day). Coach bus leaves from Smiths Falls, Perth and

Carleton Place. Duke 613-7203853. Smiths Falls High School Reunion meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion, Wed. Feb. 13, 7 pm. All welcome. 613283-2967. Smiths Falls Magic Community- Magic: The Gathering recreational multi-player card games. Every Sat. night (rotating locations). 613-283-8299. St. John’s Annual Pancake Supper. Tues. Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church, 2 George St. S. 613-284-8149 or 613-283-1261.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613-838-4777. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, meet monthly for encouragement and support. Come share your gift. Info: Helen (613)284-2243. W.I.P. (Works In Progress) Ladies night presents Outer Beauty/Inner Beauty with fun cosmetics workshop. Babysitting provided. Fri. Feb. 8, 7 8:30 pm. For info call 613-2835383 Free Methodist Church.

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Abolitionist John Brown had Canadian connections Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

Virginia (justice was swift in those days). Six of his followers also went to the gallows in late 1859 or 1860. Just before the death sentence was carried out Brown wrote the following words, “I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.” Civil War prelude It is generally accepted that the raid – Brown and his followers were hailed as heroes by anti-slavery people and countless northerners – escalated the tensions which eventually led to secession and the long and bloody Civil War. Brown’s determined campaign (I can only touch on it in this space) was heavily supported by Canadians. Of course the Underground Railroad, the network of secret routes and safe houses which allowed slaves to escape, was connected to Canada. My wife Kathleen and my mother Molly are natives of Chatham, Ontario where many

of our family members still live. Chatham is located between London and Windsor, close to the American border. The Chatham district was a northern terminus of the Underground Railroad. In May 1858 Brown and 12 of his followers, including his son Owen, visited Chatham where he convened a “Constitutional Convention.” Brown had long had a vision of creating a free state in the area of his future “invasion.” The constitution would govern the free state. Most of the 34 blacks and 12 whites who attended Brown’s Canadian convention signed the constitution. At the time one-third of Chatham’s population of 6,000 was comprised of fugitive slaves. Today Chatham has more than 40,000 residents

including a large number of black Canadians. The story of Brown’s Canadian connections is too lengthy to detail in one column. But while he was in Chatham he met Harriet Tubman. An escaped slave, Tubman led dozens of slaves north to freedom using the Underground Railroad. A white Canadian Stewart Taylor, a native of Uxbridge, Ontario joined Brown’s struggle against slavery. The 23-year-old Taylor was the only Harper’s Ferry raider born outside the U.S. He died during the U.S. Marines’ final assault on the engine house. If you visit Chatham there are some very interesting related locations for you to see and tour. Uncle Tom’s Cabin at nearby Dresden was the home

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of Josiah Henson, a former slave turned author, abolitionist and minister. Henson was the inspiration for the main character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. Her book so enflamed anti-slavery passions that it too is credited with being one of the catalysts for the Civil War. The Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, located just south of Chatham, is on the original site of the Elgin Settlement, the end of the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves and free Blacks fleeing oppression in the U.S. The black settlement was founded in 1849 and once boasted 2,000 residents. As for people in eastern Ontario, you don’t have to travel


little question about why he was so motivated. The treatment of black slaves, particularly in the southern states, was beyond appalling! Brown is the white man who led an ill-fated raid on the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October 1859. His aim was to secure rifles needed to arm slaves who would then take part in what he hoped would be a general uprising to end that terrible “institution.” The raid was a failure. Instead of supporting him the townspeople of Harper’s Ferry rose against Brown and his small band of followers. Ultimately a detachment of U.S. Marines, led by Colonel Robert E. Lee (the same Robert E. Lee who later became the commander of Confederate forces during the American Civil War), recaptured the engine house where Brown and his followers had barricaded themselves. During the raid Brown’s men killed four and wounded nine. In turn 10 of Brown’s men, including his sons Watson and Oliver, died in the fighting. A wounded John Brown was captured and tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as for inciting a slave insurrection and for the murder of several pro-slavery men. He was found guilty and on Dec. 2, 1859 Brown was hanged in Charles Town,


EMC Lifestyle – A few weeks ago I wrote a column about bad television. The response was incredible! I received a huge number of emails, all of them supportive of my position that most TV today falls into the category of “drivel.” I praised public broadcasters such as TVO and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States which is supported financially by so many Canadians. Little wonder, their programming is vastly superior to what is on offer from most North American broadcasters today. In the same column I asked readers to respond if they would like me to expound on one aspect of a recent PBS series I referred to in applauding that particular network. The three-part series was called ‘The Abolitionists.’ It was an excellent depiction of the ultimately successful, 19th century fight to abolish slavery in the U.S. I received enough reader response to indicate that offering some more information is worthwhile. Clearly many EMC readers watched and enjoyed those shows which aired as part of the highly acclaimed program the ‘American Experience’. One of the most well-known and fanatical abolitionists was Connecticut-born John Brown. While it is difficult to support his violent approach, there is

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ing from being a mechanical sound to being more creative and interestingâ&#x20AC;Śfor lack of a better descriptor, giving the piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;more soul.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been proven time and time again by supporting record sales that musicians may be wonderful technically but lack that â&#x20AC;&#x153;soulfulnessâ&#x20AC;? that catches peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear and send them out to buy their music. They can play all the notes and yet are not be able to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell the song.â&#x20AC;? I love Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and in Canada, Leonard Cohen or Fred Eaglesmith, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to admit they are definitely not sweet singers. Their technical vocal range is limited yet each can mesmerize an audience with their often growling, vocals. To me, I describe it as them sharing their â&#x20AC;&#x153;unique soulâ&#x20AC;? that pleases so many of our listening ears. As a lyricist, John Prine is recognized as a master for his ability to tell a story in such few, well chosen, descriptive words. For all these artists, they get â&#x20AC;&#x153; in the zoneâ&#x20AC;? and make whatever theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re singing their own and â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell itâ&#x20AC;? to the listener, via their interpretation. They make us listen, laugh and often weep, touching the listenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner being of emotions. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a player or singer. I listen. I take great satisfaction from hearing someone live or recorded â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell their songâ&#x20AC;? to me. If I like what I hear, I want more and will go to a concert or buy recordings to allow me to be later reminded of those magic moments when I was â&#x20AC;&#x153;soldâ&#x20AC;? on a song/musician. I also tend toward original

music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that written and created by the artist. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like cover material because, done well, I can get into it but only if they â&#x20AC;&#x153;sellâ&#x20AC;? me on their interpretation. At both Around the Corner and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Perth I hear some great covers by some excellent local players who add their own personal touch to what they do. A dear friend has asked me repeatedly to come and listen to a karaoke night held at Fiddleheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Wednesday evenings and I finally made it recently. Now I will say upfront that my history with karaoke has not been favourable in the past (though never locally, I should mention). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard too many often inebriated people who thought they could sing, destroy songs. What the heckâ&#x20AC;Śtheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having fun. I have a lot of respect for anyone who stands up to sing one of their favourites and I know that many gain a lot of fun from doing so. It was this attendance at the regular Fiddleheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke that brought this idea of â&#x20AC;&#x153;selling a songâ&#x20AC;? to mind; why some can and some have difficulty making it work. A gentleman Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known a long time got up to sing and he intrigued me with his vocal skill of almost taking on the persona of the original. He had it all down...the words, intonation and tenderness... all of it a major departure from his usual speaking style and sound. It was nice to see his sisters making use of their singing skills, singly, together and supporting their brother.

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Up and coming Saturday Feb. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m., veterans Two for the Show (Mike Irvin and Steve Hannah) will be performing at the Birthday Party at the Perth Legion. See you there. On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m., there will be a fundraiser at MERA Schoolhouse. Long Sault Trio (the wonderful Linda Marie Grenier and friends), will perform along with Charlie In the Middle as an added bonus. Tickets are $15 each. Love musicals? The Studio Theatre is hosting their first musical beginning Feb. 14 entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; With both adult and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shows, this should be a fun time. For more details, go to Then on Saturday, Feb. 16, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see Newfoundlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sherman Downey and his band, who were crowd favourites at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stewart Park Festival. They will be playing at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Support live music everywhere.

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There must have been a lot of singing in their home when they were growing up. It was great seeing people enjoy and be supportive of one another. One man had apparently started as barely a whisper and now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost belting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em out. I was so proud of the friend of mine whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d invited as she definitely made the songs her own and was enjoying doing it. Music, with all its versions and types bring people together to socialize, appreciate, support one another and, most of all, have fun. So, whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re singinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the shower or car or enjoying yourself at karaoke, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all fun and I commend those that do. Sing onâ&#x20AC;Ś

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We all listen to music in our own unique ways. For some, it is always just part of their environment, be it a radio or CD or streamed music at home or in the car. Some tap their feet (often subconsciously), some listen intently to the words (if present), while for others itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the music itself that catches us and makes us give a deeper listen. I tend to fall in the category where the music has to entice me to want to listen to the lyrics. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all different, which is what makes our world such a unique place. As I listen to players it is always interesting to me to hear what they do with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;between the noteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parts. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard many musicians interviewed who state it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until they learned â&#x20AC;&#x153;less is moreâ&#x20AC;? that they really felt they had a handle on their instrument. I listen as young players try to put as many notes as they can in a space when, often two or three tasty ones may be what fits best. Oh, I love hearing some riffs but often the truly tasty player is one who makes the most with the least. As I watched Mikey McCallum, guitarist for Samantha Martin & The Haggard recently, I was reminded of this. Martin has such a strong voice and the groove is set so well by Pete Lambert on drums and Greg Sweetland on bass, McCallum can utilize his guitar to play more fill and nicely spaced notes and sounds via his pedal variances to really add to the mix. Ottawa guitar wizard Fred Guinon is a master of this style where, through his guitar or lap steel will create an accompanying, what I call â&#x20AC;&#x153;soundscape,â&#x20AC;? bending notes behind vocalists as he does on so many musicians recordings. With both these players itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often what they creatively leave silent that makes the difference in go-


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very far to learn details about John Brown. For a number of years Brown, his wife and family operated a farm at North Elba, New York just outside the Olympic village of Lake Placid. His idea was to establish a farm where he could offer assistance and guidance to poor black men (most were escaped slaves) who took ad-

building around exploring ways to support growth in the tourism and hospitality sector. More of our community leaders understand the significant economic impact a visitor has on a community both in terms of their immediate visit and the potential to convert that visitor into a resident or business owner. We are very excited to be able to provide this forum to learn what we need to do as a destination to become more appealing to the visitor.”

Attendees might be surprised to hear this may not mean investing more in advertising. “Competition in the tourism industry is fierce and successful destinations are not necessarily the ones that have the biggest marketing budgets,” Whiting said. “These destinations are aware of the importance of creating positive memorable experiences for the consumer and this ‘experience’ is a combination of their stay accommodations, the ac-

vantage of free land grants in Upper New York State. Brown himself spent very little time at the N.Y. State farm because of his anti-slavery crusade. But he did stay there a number of times leading up to the events at Harper’s Ferry. Following his execution his wife returned the body to the farm for burial. Later the remains of Brown’s sons Watson and Oliver were reburied alongside him. So too were

the bodies of 10 of his followers who either died at Harper’s Ferry or were later hanged for their involvement in the illfated raid. Among those interred at what is now a National Historic Landmark is Canadian-born Stewart Taylor. His given name is incorrectly recorded there as “Steward.” But there is no question it is the same man. The Lake Placid area historic site includes the refurbished

Brown family homestead. It is well worth a visit. We have taken several friends there and directed many others to the location. No one we know has ever left disappointed. The story of John Brown and his followers is a fascinating chapter in North American history. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at:












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Ground beetles featured at MVFN natural history talk By JOEL BYRNE


A huge fan of the ground beetles, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ (MVFN) guest speaker for the recent natural history talk, Dr. Henri Goulet, centre, fields questions from members of the audience after

his talk at the Almonte United Church recently while others examine some of the many species specimens provided by the speaker for display. The MVFN hosts regular talks on a variety of subjects.

beetles? The answer was found in his talk, as he shared some of his fond memories in a lifetime of adventures tracking down his favourite group of animals. Goulet (a friend) opened

tinguish them from other insect orders. One could clearly see that the beetles have no tail-like structure and that their wing covers do not overlap. It is these wing covers or elytra which give rise to the

his talk by posing some basic questions: what is a beetle, what is a ground beetle? A series of photos outstanding for their clarity, detail, and colour followed, displaying anatomical features of beetles that dis-


name of the Order of insects to which beetles belong, i.e. Coleoptera, meaning ‘sheath wings’ in Greek. In this order is a suborder, Adephaga, meaning ‘voracious.’ And in this voracious group is the

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EMC News – The following is a report by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) member Joel Byrne of a recent MVFN talk held in Almonte. The talk by Dr. Henri Goulet was the second in MVFN’s ongoing 2012-13 lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet.’ About 350,000 species of beetles occupy this planet. They are found in nearly every terrestrial habitat and many watery ones, pole to pole. There are more named species of beetles than there are named species of any other group. When I saw the title of Dr. Henri Goulet’s presentation to the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists: ‘My Favourite Insect Group – Ground Beetles (Carabidae),’ I thought of a quote attributed to J.B.S. Haldane, a distinguished British biologist, who, when asked what he had learned about the ‘creator’ from looking at nature, replied that the creator “…has an inordinate fondness for beetles,” referring to the enormous abundance of beetle species. Goulet, MVFN’s second speaker, in the lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet,’ is a research scientist emeritus with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, and he also has a fondness for beetles – ground beetles. Why, out of 160 families of beetles would he choose to study ground

ground beetle family, Carabidae, our speaker’s favourite. Carabid beetles number some 1,700 species strong in North America; 250 species around Ottawa. The carabids have long antennae, large jaws, and long legs. Some are very fast, among the fastest animals in the world, for their size. Combine their murderous mandibles with their long speedy legs and you have a formidable predator. Even their larvae are usually bigjawed, active insect predators. All this is bad for their prey, often invertebrates, and good for us since a lot of invertebrates we consider farm and garden pests, aphids, slugs and caterpillars, are consumed. If any invertebrate wishes to avoid being devoured by a ground beetle in Canada, they should retire to a cave, since this is one of the few habitats ground beetles don’t inhabit, we learned. Then came the big question, posed by Goulet: Why do I find ground beetles fascinating? His fascination and fondness for ground beetles goes back to his childhood days in winters when he dug down in snow, then into and under the leaves where he found many of his pals stiff with cold, and warmed them up. But what got Goulet interested initially in studying ground beetles was seeing species with dark metallic reflections.

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ception is very much affected by what we are.” We are humans and most of us are more interested in butterflies than a lot of black beetles because as humans we are attracted to colours. So when the first slide of elytral sculpture popped onto the screen there was a collective sigh. Mindbogglingly beautiful metallic greens, bronzes, purples and blue blacks, more emerald greens. Also turquoise wing covers trimmed with copper called ‘the best’ in Canada, Carabus vietinghoffi, from the land of small willows. It was as if a sculptor and a jewelry designer had collaborated in crafting them. There followed a series of photos of completely-assembled, i.e. entire specimens of ground beetles, starting with solely black species, then switching to beetles ranging from pale to dark singlecoloured, to two-coloured species, and then threecoloured species. Then came the ones with dark metallic reflections, the ones that initially interested Henri, then ones with bright metallic reflections (my favourites), and then species with two and three hues of metallic reflections, and finally species with metallic hue and pigment colours. At which point Goulet said, “So I hope I’ve exposed you to a lot of colours.” We were mesmerized, colour-saturated! The balance of the talk was devoted to many other spe-

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As if an expert sculptor and jeweler had collaborated to craft it! A Carabus vietinghoffi, from the ‘land of small willows’, with its turquoise wing covers trimmed with copper. This ground beetle is the one Goulet considered ‘the best’ in Canada. Goulet presented his slides at a recent MVFN lecture in Almonte. cial features of ground beetles which could have been a talk in itself. Most ground beetles hide in the day. Look for them under logs and rocks, and in stumps. Ground beetles are found on all land habitats except in water (one species stays under rocks submerged by tides). Most species are potentially excel-

lent bio-indicators because their habitat requirement varies from quite narrow to extremely narrow. For example, Elaphrus clairvillei inhabits marshy meadows and swampy places, but will not live in bogs as they are too acidic. Some adult ground beetles are very long-lived, two to seven years. Most


There are many other reasons ground beetles became so fascinating to Goulet. Unlike butterflies and dragonflies which quickly fly away, adult ground beetles are easy to pick up under debris or under the soil surface. The adults are quite easily seen, ranging in size from 1.5 mm to 30 mm, most being 5 to 10 mm in size. Adults live at least one season and of course, can be found even under snow. Adults come in a great variety of shapes. Many shiny black ground beetles have a ‘typical’ shape, athletic, but some are anything but typical. The ‘snail eater’ is a case in point having ‘strikingly elongated mouth parts’ the better to lunch on the inside of a snail’s shell. There are round sand beetles that look like pills. Bombardier beetles are much wider aft than most, perhaps to house a sort of two-chambered gun at the end of their abdomen where they mix hot chemical ‘bullets’ and ‘fire’ them with an audible pop at anything that threatens them. Many in the Adephaga suborder are ‘accomplished stinkers,’ thus avoiding predation. Goulet then showed us phenomenal photos of what, I believe, fascinated us all the most – their great variety of colours. The wing-cover slides alone, entitled Elytral Sculpture, were worth the price of admission. “Our per-

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ground beetles are finicky about where they live but not fussy about what they eat. A good example, ‘caterpillar hunters’ (Calasoma sycophanta), are forest ground beetles which emerge in the spring, look around for their prey and venture out and stay out if their prey is present, otherwise they return to

the ground. Among ground beetles there are predators, scavengers, and herbivores (many are ‘weed-seed’ eaters), and even parasites (the very colourful leaf beetle parasites for example) – a very wide range of modes of life indeed. The talk wound down with a lively question and answer period, while in the background the slide show continued. There was an initial burst of ‘oohs!’ and ‘ahs!’ as very colourful beetles seemed to dash across the screen: fabulous close-ups of live tiger beetles on the hunt. What a spectacular way to end the show! A word about Goulet’s photographs – superb! His photos, taken with meticulous care, will long be remembered by those who set aside a few hours of a fall evening to learn and be entertained by the learning. What I came away with was the impression of incredible beauty in the colours and design of the host of ground beetles, each species with its own variation on the general plan. I enjoyed the lecture so much I saw it twice (with MVFN and when Goulet presented it at the Macnamara Field Naturalists meeting in November). The next MVFN natural history talk takes place in Almonte on Feb. 21. Details will be posted at

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ners with the dirty cop, and is trying to find out who wanted him dead. Taylor figures James is his best chance to get to the bottom of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really going on. James and Taylor start following the trail up the chain as they attempt to discover whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pulling the strings. They soon discover itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trail of corruption that permeates all through the city of New Orleans. For Taylor it becomes a mission to see justice done, but James is only looking for revenge. Bullet to the Head is your classic revenge film. Our hero, or anti-hero, continues on his quest, killing all those who get in his way, until he gets to the one person heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

after. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a straight-forward plot that never deviates from its course, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem. It is boring and predictable. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an attempt to create a kind of film noir atmosphere, to create a more interesting story, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really work. Though the biggest problem is the main character. I found it very difficult to identify or care about James Bonomo. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make a cold-hearted killer a hero, and Bullet to the Head doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite pull it off. So if your character is an emotionless killer and you give an emotionless performance, is that considered good acting? Stallone does get angry really well, and

Video contest urges youth to express opinions EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Youth, aged 12 to 18 from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties, are encouraged to submit a video for YouTube that highlight an important issue they face in their life in any of the following categories: My Community, My Culture, My Health, My Future, and My Environment. Participants are encouraged to express their ideas for how to improve these issues. Youth who enter a video have a chance to win a variety of prizes including $1,000 and an iPad. The MyView Youth Film

Festival will be a new cultural and artistic addition to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dandelion Festival in North Grenville. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the Kemptville Youth Centre have organized this event in partnership with a variety of community agencies and supporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project aims to showcase insight from youth on the issues they face in their day to day lives while also encouraging participants to highlight solutions to make it better,â&#x20AC;? says Diana Steadman, public health

nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Nominated films will be screened at the Dandelion Festival in Kemptville on Saturday, May 25. Winners will be selected by audience participation. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website,, went live on Jan. 28. More information will then be available on how to enter a video. Entry deadline is April 25. Even though the videos will be judged on message and not production quality, youth participants who would like help creat-

ing their video are invited to participate in free video production workshops. John Barclay of Triune Productions will be offering workshops on Feb. 13, March 6, March 27. For times and locations, visit the website or like the Facebook page. Submitted by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

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proves heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still in great shape, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to empathize with a killer, and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything with the role that would help. Sung Kang isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bad as he attempts to play off Stallone. Their characters are an odd team, and as actors they are kind of an odd team. Still, Kang manages a few funny shots. Sarah Shahi plays Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daughter. Her character is more of a plot device than anything else â&#x20AC;&#x201C; though a very attractive plot device. I like Jason Momoa. He plays Keegan, the man who kills Louis and tries to kill James. His character doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really make any sense though he is likable. Bullet to the Head is one of those films where the title says it all. It moves in a straight line until it comes to its ultimate and predictable conclusion. Mark Haskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; column is a regular feature of the EMC.


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MOVIE: Bullet to the Head STARRING: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, and Jason Momoa DIRECTOR: Walter Hill RATING: 14A EMC Entertainment Bullet to the Head is dark and violent. Which is exactly what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect from a revenge film. I just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it to be so boring. James Bonomo (Sylvester Stallone) and his partner Louis Blanchard (John Seda) walk into the busy country bar expecting to get paid. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just killed a dirty cop, and the person that hired them told them to meet there. But instead of getting paid they get doublecrossed. Louis is killed, and James just manages to fight the assassin off. With his partner dead James decides to go after the people who hired him. He gets some unexpected help when detective Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) reaches out to him. Taylor was part-



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Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization invests in motorcycle tourism EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Highways and local roadside attractions throughout Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands are about to gain notoriety by motorcycle enthusiasts from across Ontario and Quebec. A tourism development initiative funded by Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will be working directly with business owners and local tourism officials to develop routes and ensure experiences are ready to exceed ridersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motorcycle touring development is part of our 2013 Destination Development Plan. Through the work we will be conducting on this project we hope to position the region in the marketplace as a must ride destination,â&#x20AC;? says Nicole Whiting, OHTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager. The organization hired BC Hughes Tourism Consultants to assist with the development. BC Hughes is Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost motorcycle route developer, having assisted with route creation and operator coaching across the province and the northern United States. Co-owner and rider Chris Hughes says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands is the breadbasket of twisty roads in the province. When we combine the best asphalt with the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hidden scenic gems, food, and motorcycle friendly accommodations, a must ride destination is created.â&#x20AC;?


Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization has launched a tourism development initiative targeted at motorcycle enthusiasts, above, throughout OnHughes will also be joined by motorcycle travel writer and video blogger Michael Jacobs, as they introduce and coach businesses across the region on what it takes to become motorcycle friendly.

The project will expose and document the best routes, attractions, food, and accommodations for motorcycle enthusiasts. The team will work with operators and municipal officials to ensure their products and experiences align

tario and Quebec. The project will help motorcyclists learn the best routes, attractions, food and accommodations to explore. themselves with what riders are looking for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be as easy as providing specific parking areas, or biker themed food on your menu. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the little things that make riders feel welcome,â&#x20AC;? says Hughes.

Motorcycle market readiness workshops for operators and tourism industry stakeholders will be held across the region Feb. 19 to 21. Find more information and register at Workshop participants will learn

all aspects of the motorcycle touring industry and how to align with it. The OHTO is a not-forprofit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. The OHTO works in collaboration with eight sub-regional marketing organizations, tourism agencies and authorities including: Algonquin Nation, Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce,, Haliburton Highlands, Lanark County Tourism, Land Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lakes Tourist Association, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, and the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. Find out more about the OHTO at For more information, please contact the Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization at 613-629-6486 or

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Former CFLer bought 1975 Datsun 280Z sport coupe off teacher EMC Lifestyle – Jason Riley of Hamilton, Ontario, writes: “Hi Bill, I enjoy reading your column. “Back in 1975, in Vancouver, B.C., my Grade 10 classmate said: ‘My dad is bringing his new sports car to school today.’ Mr. Chappell was our art teacher and we already knew he was buying a brand new 1975 Datsun 280Z sport coupe. When he drove into the

parking lot with that shiny white car with the sleek front end, the grade 10 boys were like ants around a crumb. It was the coolest car we had ever seen and I was immedi-

ately guilty of ‘coveting my neighbour’s goods.’ “Seven years later and after being drafted in the first round of the CFL draft, I received a signing bonus from

the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and immediately called Mr. Chappell to ask if he would sell his 280Z. He said yes because he was retiring and needed a van. The only catch was, if I didn’t make the team, I would need the signing bonus to pay the rent. We came to an agreement that he would hold it for me as he wanted to sell it to someone who would take care of his ‘baby.’

“When I made the team, my future wife did the transaction on the wire service from Vancouver and my future father-in-law drove the car to me in Winnipeg. In 1984, when I signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, I had the car shipped by train to Hamilton where it stays in my garage on rainy days and never sees winter. “When my kids were young, they would ask for a ride in the ‘white car’ when they did something special because it’s a two-seater and they loved going for a ride in it ‘all by themselves.’ They bought me personalized plates for my 50th birthday. It still purrs like a kitten every time I start it up and my wife and I go on ‘dates’ in it on warm summer days. “It receives a lot of TLC and my son and I enjoy working on it together doing

routine maintenance. Last summer I replaced the original carpets with a perfectly fitting custom carpet kit I purchased online from www., a website in California. Last August I entered the 2012 Ontario Z Car Show-andShine hosted by Rick Scott at Brantford Nissan, a very helpful gentleman in tracking down Z car parts. At the show, our car won first prize in the Stock 280Z category. It must have been the new carpet!” I’m always looking for more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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EMC News – Above, Trinity Piette (left) serves up some bacon to Heather Burns, member of the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub Feb. 3 during the annual Snowarama fundraiser for Easter Seals Kids at the Kemptville Fire Hall. Alaric Eamon, a Venturer, right, was among the boy scouts and others who volunteered to clean up plates at the breakfast. Rob Shaver made a quick jaunt from his place to the Kemptville Fire Hall Feb. 3 to check on the progress of the fundraiser in support of Easter Seals kids. A lack of ground cover canceled the snowmobile outing, but many enjoyed a fine breakfast in the hall.



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Clark: new premier, same old plan to raise taxes, up spending We’ve seen the result of that approach over the past nine years and it’s helped turn Ontario from the engine of Canada’s economy into a havenot province,” said Clark. In the Citizen article, Wynne said she would consider allowing Ontario cities to impose road tolls or levy taxes on alcohol and land transfers. Clark said he was disappointed, but not surprised, by Wynne’s comments. “The provincial government should work with municipalities to come up with new ideas to reduce operating costs, not help them develop creative ways to tax people more,” said Clark. Clark said the premier-

designate’s comments are proof that Ontario can’t afford the disastrous policies of the McGuinty-Wynne government. Instead of raising taxes and inventing new ways to hammer taxpayers with taxes, fees and tolls, the Ontario PC Party has outlined a plan help municipalities control spending by dealing with costly arbitration decisions through the Ability to Pay Act. To read more about the Ontario PC plan to create jobs and grow the economy contained in the Paths to Prosperity discussion papers, visit Submitted by the office of Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark.

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EMC News – She’s had the job for less than a week, but already premier-designate Kathleen Wynne is proving that while the name on the Ontario premier office’s door is changing, the story remains the same, said Steve Clark, Leeds-Grenville MPP and Ontario PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing. Clark was responding to a Jan. 31 Ottawa Citizen article in which Wynne said she wants to give Ontario cities new taxation powers. “Like her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne’s answer to every question she’s asked, every problem she faces is to increase taxes and spending.

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EMC Sports – The second annual charity recital hosted by the Andrea Goral and Duart-Dillon Schools of Highland Dancing Feb. 2. took place at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville and welcomed the RCMP Pipe and drum band as well as the RCMP highland dancers. Striking a pose at top, right is Lydia Campbell who was part of the shield dance, that is comprised of many tight up and down movements and was originally done entirely on the back of a shield. Photos by STACEY ROY

NOTICE OF PASSING OF A MUNICIPAL-WIDE DEVELOPMENT CHARGE BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Lanark County passed a Municipal-Wide Development Charge By-law No. 2013-02 on the 30th day of January, 2013 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.27; AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charge by-law, by filing with the Clerk of Lanark County on or before the 11th day of March, 2013 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection. By-Law 2013-02 was enacted to recognize additional development associate with the Roads Service. However, Council has not elected to increase development charge rates at this time. The current schedule of development charges remains unchanged as originally imposed by By-law 2010-36 as follows:


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Take home your own special Valentine this week at LAWS This Week’s Pets EMC Lifestyle – We have received many wonderful ‘Happy Endings’ stories from our LAWS alumni, and I have to say, if the people of Lanark County are as good looking as their pets, we are a fine looking lot! We have been posting these stories on our Facebook page, but I wanted to say how happy I was to hear from Tucker’s new family, who adopted this wonderful dog in January. He was a beautiful dog who had been at the shelter far too long, and when I heard he was adopted, I was thrilled. Happily, he has fit right in with his new family and they can’t imagine their lives without him now.

And there’s Cleo, a beautiful cat who was adopted in May 2012, after being at the shelter for 13 months. She is happy and loved, and as the picture submitted shows, she spends her days being gorgeous!

From the shelter staff, who care for these animals, to the volunteers and fundraising teams, and the donors who kindly and generously support LAWS, everything we do is for these ‘Happy Endings’ stories and we are grateful to the families who open their hearts and homes.

Featured pets this week Charlie Our featured dog this week is Charlie, a young German Shepherd cross. Every time I look at the picture, I think how hard he seems to be concentrating on perfecting his “sit.” He just needs some guidance and training, a loving home, and he’s a winner. He’s a lovely, gorgeous boy. I am a young, strong and energetic boy who loves to play. I will do anything you want me to if it means I get to play, especially if it is fetch. Typical of my Shepherd background, I am alert and aware of my sur-

want to be alone. Seeking independent, kind person for a serious relationship.

roundings which makes me cautious with strangers but I am very receptive to my humans. I have a lean body, keen mind and I am so excited for training! I really want a job to do and I thrive when someone offers me some mental stimulation. I really like cats…to chase…that is. I am seeking an active partner who enjoys the outdoors. If you too are seeking the same I am the guy for you.

together. If you think you are the right person for me, stop by for a visit at LAWS today.

Hank Handsome, intelligent Main Coon Male, muscular, full head of hair, strong jaw line. Quiet, patient and independent. Likes: Warm sunspots, catnip, quiet evenings and beef-flavoured treats. Dislikes: Loud noises, being rudely awakened from naps and being mauled when I Abbygail SHCF (short-haired Calico female) seeking mature partner to share our golden years together. I am a fullfigured, small framed female, eight-years-old, who enjoys having my own space at times. I do like to cuddle up, have my ears stroked and love to be crooned to. I have a small catnip addiction, but nothing we can’t overcome

Sophia Short, well built female, two-years-old with a stunning white/orange coat. Enjoys good cooking, a welltended garden and classical music. I am an excellent dancer and good communicator. Seeking mature, compassionate person to take short walks, supply meals and snuggle with on those long winter days and nights.

shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613283-9308, or email at Visit our website at Please also check out www.AdoptADog. TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.


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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOTICE WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS The County Public Works Department is responsible for the sanding, salting and plowing of approximately 565 kilometers of County roads during the winter. These operations are completed by county forces, as well as several private contractors. The County also has Agreements with municipalities to provide winter maintenance on some sections of County road within their geographic boundaries. To report County Road conditions and concerns that require an immediate response, please contact the Public Works Department as follows: (a) (613) 267-1353 or, (b) Toll Free 1-888-952-6275, then dial 3100 Then proceed based on the day and time as outlined below: 1. Weekdays (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.), Weekends and Statutory Holidays Follow the voice mail instructions (press 6) to be redirected to our answering service. 2. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Customer Service Representative is available to assist you during office hours. Please provide your name, telephone number and the nature and location of your emergency. Provincial Highways 7 & 15 Road Conditions Contact High Road Maintenance at 1-866-685-2770 24/7 Service The public is reminded that under the Highway Traffic Act it is an offence to: Park or stand a vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from a highway (Section 170); Deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road (Section 181). Please remember to adjust your driving speed to suit the prevailing weather and road conditions. R0011897273


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Two Smiths Falls men fined $3,900 for hunting offences EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two Smiths Falls men have been convicted of multiple hunting offences and fined a total of $3,900. Nicholas James William Kelford pleaded guilty to six charges, including illegally hunting ducks, Canada geese and white-tailed deer during the closed sea-

son; illegally transporting and possessing white-tailed deer; allowing hunted game to become unsuitable for human consumption; abandoning hunted game, and hunting beaver without a licence. Kelford was fined $2,900 and is banned from hunting for two years.

William Jared Witham pleaded guilty to hunting white-tailed deer during the closed season and to illegally transporting whitetailed deer. Witham was fined $1,000 and is banned from hunting for one year. The violations occurred in March 2012

near McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners in Lanark County. The court heard that the charges resulted from a joint investigation and excellent cooperation between the Perth area office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Lanark County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

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EMC News – More than $100,000 was raised for The Heart Institute during the annual Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam, which took place at the Neelin Street Community Centre on Feb. 3. Above, Charlie Kitts takes a break from emceeing the event, and chats with performer John McClement.







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EMC Lifestyle – The beat goes on… in Carleton Place. Resident David Armstrong always wanted to start a local Drum Circle, and hope at last became reality following an event at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth. “Peace Flame Drum Circle from Ottawa was at the event,” said Armstrong. “And one of its members was later approached about helping to start a Drum Circle in town.”


In November 2011, Lanark Drum held its first circle at the Mississippi School for the Arts, 150 Mill St. “There was such a pentup interest,” said Armstrong. “More than 22 people attended.” The group works with the healing power of music using aboriginal hand drums, and songs can be sung in celebration, to record history, or for personal strength and prayer. Gatherings are fairly informal. “It is very spiritual but in a non-religious way,” said Armstrong.

Because the circles are held on unceded Algonquin land, the circle is entered and exited in line with Algonquin teachings. Circles begin with the smudging ceremony to cleanse both the drums and the members of the group. In addition, women must wear a skirt or wrap in accordance with aboriginal teachings. Each drum is handmade. Raw deer hide is stretched over a round wooden frame. No two drums sound exactly alike. See DRUM page A/CP2

EMC News – Skaters in Almonte are hoping a new skate park will be totally sick! On Friday, Feb. 1, members of the Almonte Skatepark Committee made a special presentation to students at Almonte and District High School seeking students’ help. The committee handed out a youth survey with seven questions that will help with the planning of the new park. “If you want this to happen we need your support and the town needs to see you’re interested in the process,” said Sarah Robertson, member of the committee, on the importance of the survey and process. The new park could be a reality as early as 2014. “Our goal is to break ground in the spring of 2014,” Robertson told the students. “Together guys, we can do this, it will be a lot of hard work in the next year. But if we all put our heads together, to work together, raise funds, we can have you skating and biking in your own concrete skatepark in 2014.” The students were all very excited about the new park, especially 12 year-old Jamie Robertson. “I think it would be awesome because there would be more things to do,” said Jamie. “I hope there’s gaps so we can do jumps.” The next major step is a design session that will be open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Almonte Old Town Hall from noon to 2 p.m. (Lunch will be served). “If they are interested in having their opinions on the design heard we need their input on the process,” said Calvin Murphy, recreation coordinator for the Town of Mississippi Mills. Up until 2009, local youth had a ramp at the Almonte

Arena but it was removed due to winter construction at the arena. “Since that time, a group of people have been meeting in anticipation of building a new skatepark for the youth in Almonte,” said Robertson during the presentation. “We know it is almost four years later, but we are happy to tell you we have made progress.” The new 7,100 square foot skatepark will be locate inside Gemmill Park and will cost $350,000. The committee has hired Spectrum SkatePark Company from Vancouver, British Columbia to design the park. It is the same company that designed the skatepark in Riverside Park in Kemptville, which was completed last August. In regards to cost, Robertson pointed out the fact the town has donated the land and will provide the upkeep, maintenance and insurance for the park. They are also applying for grants and will be seeking private donations. “There will be a youth fundraising target. We expect you to raise $25,000 towards this project and we will help you do that, but we need to see you involved,” she challenged the students. The committee has already held its first fundraiser, a mushroom compost sale, which raised $1,655. They have also debuted a logo that was created by Rob Reneau after he and Gerry Loughran both submitted designs. There are a number of different positions where volunteers are needed such as: becoming a member of the committee, helping with fundraising, grant writing and more. To volunteer, contact Murphy at 613-256-1077 ext. 24 or CMurphy@mississippimills. ca. R0011715843_1101

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The drum has been called the heartbeat of Mother Earth. “We hold drum making workshops,” said Armstrong, “but we also have spare drums (for people) to play.” The shape of the drum is of great significance in the aboriginal culture. Lanark Drum meets every two weeks at the Mississippi School for the Arts. All are welcome to join. “Although 40 to 50 people are on the group’s e-mail distribution list, there are approximately 12 core members,” said Armstrong. Teaching demonstration Diane Sovereign, the new Cultural Attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Cultural Associate Sandra Weedmark, and others visited Carleton Place last Wednesday, Jan. 30, as guests of the Sister City Committee. Following breakfast at The Good Food Company and a walk along Bridge Street to view the Mitten Art, the group, which was led by mayor Wendy LeBlanc and Sister City chair Jeff Maguire, stopped by the historic Moore House for a teaching demonstration by Lanark Drum. They also had an opportunity to view Roy Brown artifacts. 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. An aviation

Clockwise from above: Members of Lanark Drum; Sandra Weedmark, Cultural Associate for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, samples an aboriginal hand drum; Coun. Rob Probert presents Diane Sovereign, the new Cultural Attaché for the embassy, with a book about famed pilot Roy Brown; and mayor Wendy LeBlanc gifts David Armstrong, facilitator within Lanark Drum, with tobacco.


museum, the vision of the Roy Brown Society, is proposed for the Moore House – to tell the stories of Brown and the other young men from Carleton Place who were pilots during the First World War. “The U.S. Embassy (in Ot-

tawa), and particularly the cultural affairs branch, sees Carleton Place as the poster town for twinning and the bonds between Carleton Place and the embassy have grown stronger in the last 18 months,” commented LeBlanc.

During the teaching demonstration, the mayor presented Armstrong with a traditional gift of tobacco. For more information about Lanark Drum, call 613-8502803 or e-mail lanarkdrum@


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March 2nd

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Competitive Tryouts will be February 23rd and March 2nd

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CONTRACTORS REQUIRED During 2013, the Town is planning certain work to the exterior of the Town Hall and nearby patio. Contractors, specializing in the following, will be required: ✔ heritage stone masonry repairs; ✔ heritage window repairs; ✔ exterior metal railings; ✔ block and brick masonry repairs; ✔ electrical; ✔ plumbing; and ✔ carpentry. To be considered for this work, please submit an expression of interest, including your time and material charges, prior to February 28th, 2013 to Paul Knowles, Chief Administrative Officer 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8

GOOD NEIGHBOURS/ GREAT NEIGHBOURHOODS On December 11, 2012, Council accepted the report of the Good Neighbours/ Great Neighbourhoods Committee which makes 33 recommendations on strategies to enhance the appearance and livability of our community. In order to give citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes prior to any action being taken, staff was directed to make the report widely available, invite feedback from the public, and plan for an Open House where a number of the recommendations will be presented for further examination. Accordingly, the entire report is available at until Feb. 15, 2013 with hard copies available for review at the Town Hall and the Public Library at 101 Beckwith St. Citizens are encouraged to review the recommendations and then use the link to an online survey where they can indicate which recommendations they feel should be considered at the planned Open House as well as providing any comments they may have, either generally or pertaining to specific recommendations. To fill out the online survey, visit: http://

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place will hold a Public Meeting under Section 26(1) of the Planning Act on March 5th, 2013 at 8:00pm. The meeting will be held in the council chambers at the Town Hall located at 175 Bridge Street in the Town of Carleton Place.

NOTICE OF MEETING PROPOSED CLASS III DEVELOPMENT PERMIT DP3-01-2013- 43 BRIDGE STREET TAKE NOTICE that the Committee of Council (the Planning and Development Committee of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place) will hold a meeting on March 5, 2013 at 8:00pm in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street, to consider an application for a Class III Development Permit. It is proposed to The subject land is legally described as Plan 276, Sec D, Part of Lot 527R6836, Parts 4 and 5 in the Town of Carleton Place. The property is designated Central Business Core. It is proposed to have six apartments units in the upper levels of the building and the lower level is to remain as a commercial use. There are a total of eight parking spaces being provided on site.

The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input into the review of the Town’s Official Plan. Previous public meetings and open house sessions have resulted in revisions to the draft plan and as such an additional public meeting is warranted prior to Council’s consideration for adoption. Section 26(1) of the Planning Act requires that Municipal Official Plan documents be updated no less frequently than every five (5) years. The proposed update to the Official Plan will set a new vision for the future of the Town while ensuring consistency with Provincial interests as expressed in the Provincial Policy Statement. The Plan will apply to the entire corporate limits of the Town and as such no key map is provided. During the public meeting there will be an opportunity to learn about the various proposed changes and to ask questions of the planning team which has developed the draft document.

Additional information in relation to the proposed development permit is available for inspection Monday- Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am -4:00 pm in the office of the Director of Planning and Development at the Town Hall, or by calling 613 257-6213. DATED AT THE TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE THIS 7TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed official plan, or the refusal L.Young, RPP, MCIP of a request to amend the official plan, you Director of Planning and Development must make a written request to The Town of Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 Place, Ontario, K7C 2V8. IF A PERSON or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place before the adoption of the revised Official Plan or to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing before the final approval of the Official Plan, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.


TAKE NOTICE that the Committee of Council (the Planning and Development Committee of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place) will hold a meeting on March 5, 2013 at 8:00pm, in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street, to consider an application for a Class III Development Permit. The subject land is legally described as Plan 276 Lot 122 Lot 123, 26R-540 Part 3, Town of IF A PERSON or public body does not make Carleton Place and known municipally as 225 Edmund Street (St. James Anglican Church). oral submissions at a public meeting or The property is designated residential. It is proposed to demolish the existing office make written submissions to the to the addition and to construct, in its place, a new 630 m2 parish hall addition consisting of a Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place hall, Sunday school classrooms, offices and washrooms. There are currently 34 parking before the adoption of the revised Official spaces located in a parking area across the street. No additional parking is proposed. Plan or to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing before the final approval of the Official Plan, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed Official Plan is available for inspection Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Planning and Building Department at the Town of Carleton Place Town Hall. QUESTIONS OR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS may be directed to Town of Carleton Place Lisa Young, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning and Development 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8 Tel. 613-257-6213 Fax 613-257-8170 Dated at the Town of Carleton Place this 7th day of February, 2013. Duncan Rogers, Clerk

Additional information in relation to the proposed development permit is available for inspection Monday-Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and Friday between 8:304:00 pm in the office of the Director of Planning and Development at the Town Hall, or by calling 613 257-6213. DATED AT THE TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE THIS 7th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013. L.Young, RPP, MCIP Director of Planning and Development Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8

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Sports and extra-curricular activities almost back to normal

EMC News – Sports and extra activities are running for local high school students. In the current politically charged arena, extra-curricular activities have rolled out at both Carleton Place High School (CPHS) and Almonte and District High School (ADHS) thanks to community/student volunteers and administration. Ron Ferguson, vice-principal at ADHS believes for the students things are running without any issues. “Through administration and community/student volunteers the majority of extra-curricular have continued at ADHS,” said Ferguson. “We have insured it’s a smooth transition for the student experience, that’s our goal.” Eric Hardie, principal at CPHS admits there are some differences but that it should not affect the students. “It’s different for us, lo-

gistically but for the student experience it wouldn’t be a noticeable difference,” said Hardie. “Revitalizing co/extracurricular activities has been a priority for us and we are happy to see so many up and running.” As to extra-curricular activities, both schools have their student councils up and running and administrators are working with the councils to provide students with extra activities such as dances. For both schools there were some delays or small disruptions with its student council process in the fall but no major events were missed. The CPHS jazz band is now working with local pianist Peter Brown and a number of other traditional school activities are also being planned. Both schools are also working on planning the spring trip and graduation for the Grade 8 students. Co-curricular activities

are also running as usual as they are considered part of the student’s curriculum. Sports season Before the holiday break, the season started for boys basketball (junior and senior) and girls volleyball (junior and senior) teams and they are both continuing with their remaining games. The intermediate teams for boys and girls basketball are currently holding tryouts. Community volunteers Al and Karen Deutscher are coaching both basketball teams at ADHS. “Al and Karen have coached for a number of years,” said Ferguson. “They have volunteered at the school before and it’s not uncommon to have volunteer coaches.” Craig Oatman is coaching both volleyball teams at ADHS and was already coaching one team before the break and picked up the second team.

Caroline Sharpe, a member of Volleyball Canada who was also at the London Olympics, is coaching the senior girls’ volleyball team at CPHS. Chris Simpson, former guard at the University of Western Ontario, is coaching the junior boys basketball team and Matt Johns is tackling the senior team at CPHS. “Chris and Matt were already coaching before everything else,” said Hardie. Eric Hochgeschurz, a former college volleyball player, is also coaching the junior girls volleyball team at CPHS. “It’s hugely helpful to have people help out,” said Hardie. “The quality of volunteers is extremely high.” “They are not someone we just picked up, they are all extremely qualified coaches,” added Ferguson. Although they cannot comment on the situation at other schools’, league games for Lanark County schools are

already underway. The teams will have a chance to qualify for Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletics (EOSSAA) championships. Plus, a new level of competition called the Upper Canada Cup (something that had been long planned to roll out this year) is in the works. Teams will compete regionally against Carleton Place, Perth, Smiths Falls and Almonte and can qualify for the next level. The students are also excited to be back playing; a sentiment shared by both administrators, who are passionate to have a smooth student experience. “It’s great to have the

sports running. I coached all sorts of teams when I was a teacher,” said Ferguson, who met with the boys basketball team on Feb. 1 to let them know the season would continue. “They were all pretty pumped,” he said. “The fact sports are back, they are grateful and excited. Extra-curricular (activities) is a big part (of the school experience) for students. The fact that it might not have continued affected them. Now that it is back they are happy to know it’s back to business as usual.” Hardie added that extracurricular activities are an essential part of the student experience.

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At its special meeting on January 31st, Council authorized the submission of technical comments on behalf of the Town. The comments as outlined in the Planner’s report are available at www. under the News & Public Notices section.

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 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@ or 613-256-1077 Ext. 24.



TENDER NO. 13-04 ALMONTE LIBRARY INTERIOR RENOVATIONS Tenders on the prescribed form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked for the “Interior Library Renovations” for the Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library will be received by Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer at the Town Offices, 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 until 12:00 o’clock noon local time, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Tender documents may be obtained from the Town of Mississippi Municipal Offices, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON. The lowest or any tenders will not necessarily be accepted.


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

Town Council has established a Committee of Adjustment to:  t $POTJEFSBQQMJDBUJPOTDPODFSOJOHNJOPSWBSJance from the provisions of the zoning by-law, in respect of the land, building or structure or the use.  t $POTJEFSBQQMJDBUJPOTQFSUBJOJOHUPUIF enlargement or expansion of legal non-complying or non-conforming uses provided that they legally existed prior to the passing of the zoning by-law. The Committee shall be composed of three (3) qualified electors of the Town. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in planning and architecture. Committee members shall receive a per diem rate of $75.00 per meeting to be paid at the end of each fiscal year. Monthly meetings are expected; however meeting frequency will depend on the number of applications received. Meetings will take place at the Town Office located at 3131 Old Perth Road. Residents are invited to complete the application form available on the Town’s website and attach a covering letter addressing relevant experience and

background no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, February 11, 2013. We thank all volunteers for their contribution to our wonderful community! Rob Tremblay, Clerk 613-256-2064 ext 226

2013 INTERIM TAX NOTICE The 2013 interim tax bills have been mailed and are due Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Please note that the tax rates for 2013 have not yet been set, therefore the interim bill is calculated at 40% of 2012 tax rates. If you own property in the Town of Mississippi Mills and did not receive a tax bill please contact the Municipal Office at 613-256-2064.

2013 WATER & WASTEWATER BUDGET - NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Please be advised that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Mississippi Mills will be holding a Public Meeting to consider the 2013 WATER & WASTEWATER BUDGET. The budget documents can be accessed online at or by contacting the Treasurer, Rhonda Whitmarsh at or 613-256-2064, ext. 262. Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Location: Council Chambers, Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road

*** EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY *** BUILDING & PLANNING CLERK 4 days / week, job share position $17.84 – $21.19 (per hour) For a detailed job description, check out our web site at 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 Wednesday, February 20, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO E-mail: 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. *** EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY *** BUILDING INSPECTOR $54,470.13 - $64,693.43 For a detailed job description, check out our web site at 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 ARENA ICE RESURFACERS-ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY ALMONTE COMMUNITY CENTRE & STEWART COMMUNITY CENTRE, PAKENHAM Deadline for submissions is noon on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Copies of the RFP providing additional information can be located on the Town’s website Any firms interested in submitting a proposal are requested to notify Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer by email at Questions on the above should be addressed to Calvin MurphyRecreation Coordinator at cmurphy@mississippimills. ca or by calling 613-256-1077 Ext. 24.

ACCESSIBILITY - DID YOU KNOW? A service animal (normally identified by a vest, collar, etc.) is working and should not be spoken to or touched. Service animals are used by people who are deaf/hard of hearing as well as by people who are mobility impaired and those who are blind/vision impaired.



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Hospital auxiliary celebrates Diamond Jubilee with party By TARA GESNER

which is followed by music with Dai Bassett. For over 20 years Bassett has performed as ‘The Singing Farmer,’ writing songs and poems and telling stories. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the hospital’s Gift Shoppe, Blossom Shop and Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce. Three-hundred tickets have been printed, said Marg LeBlanc, a member of the

event’s organizing committee. She also runs the hospital’s Gift Shoppe. “We would like to sell between 200 and 250 tickets,” she said. “Anything more is a bonus.” The official anniversary of the CPDMH Auxiliary formation is May 22 said David Raney, auxiliary president and a member of the organizing committee. The committee’s chair is Flora Neave. “Nevertheless, we are holding our event in March, continued Raney. “There was confusion at first about the exact date.” “March is also when we had the time,” said LeBlanc with a smile. The work of the auxiliary has brightened the lives and enhanced the care of the patients of CPDMH. “Our Diamond Jubilee celebration is an evening to reflect on our beginning,” said

Lynn Wood, another member of the auxiliary and organizing committee. “The auxiliary’s founders, with their vision and dedication, have left quite a legacy,” she added. “We will continue their vision, and with our awareness and dedication, it will provide a clear path to our future.” “It is very likely that health care in the community would not have been able to survive without the auxiliary,” said Raney. Currently, the organization has 121 members (males and females) and the average age is 70. “Leaving after my volunteer shift I always feel great,” said Raney. Support from hospital staff and the foundation is fantastic. “We are a family,” said LeBlanc. Again, tickets to the event are $20 per person. The local

Chamber is located at 132 Coleman St., The Blossom Shop is at 167 Bridge St., and the hospital Gift Shoppe is at 211 Lake Ave. E. In order to arrange tables for large groups, please call the auxiliary at 613-257-2200 (ext. 323). “This is a wonderful evening to celebrate the accomplishments of auxiliary volunteers,” said Wood. “It could be your mother, father, sister, brother, neighbour, and co-worker.” Individuals with any stories/memorabilia to share during the event, please email auxiliary@carletonplacehosp. “This is everyone’s hospital,” stressed Raney. The Canadian Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries presented its 2001 Care Award (Canadian Auxiliaries Recognition of Excellent) to the CPDMH Auxiliary. R0011902514_0207

EMC Events – The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Auxiliary has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and hours of service over the last 60 years to the local hospital. To honour this tremendous contribution everyone is invited to attend the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Diamond

Jubilee Dinner & Entertainment Celebration on Saturday, March 2. The affair, to be emceed by mayor Wendy LeBlanc, takes place at the Neelin Street Community Centre (upstairs hall), and festivities include dinner, door prizes, presentations and entertainment. Enjoy cocktails (cash bar) at 6 p.m. and a roast beef buffet by Leatherworks Catering at 6:30 p.m. Service awards and speeches begin at 8 p.m.,


A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT EMC News – Many hands make light work. Carleton Place mayor Wendy LeBlanc and Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (NCR) chief executive officer Donna Hicks roll up their sleeves on Jan. 23 at the local Habitat for Humanity National NCR build. The Mitchell family will move into their home at 119 Sarah St. this month. The Shaver family took up residence in their Habitat home right before the holidays. It’s located at 121 Sarah St. These are the second and third homes in town to be constructed by Humanity National Capital Region (NCR).

Notre Dame Catholic High School invites you to our…

Grade 9 Information Evening for the 2013/2014 School Year

Thursday, February 21st 6:30 – 8:30

Grade 8 students are invited to join us on Thursday, February 14th for a day of Grade 9 orientation activities. Students from outside the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario may call (613) 253-4700 x405 to register for the day.


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A “Community Health Fest” is coming to Carleton Place! The Community Health Fest, hosted by the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Foundation & Auxiliary, is coming to the Carleton Place Arena Hall on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Health Fest will include entertainment, door prizes and raffles in addition to many health and wellness attractions and information for the community! The Health Fest Organizing Committee is currently recruiting participants for this event. Health-minded participants can apply to have a booth in the Hall, provide an activity or free service for the community, or give a ‘Health Series Seminar’ on an important health & wellness topic. Great sponsorship opportunities also available! The vision for this festival is to “educate our community about services close to home” and to recognize the health care professionals in our area. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to share your health knowledge and services while being promoted during the Health Fest to the community at large! ACT NOW – SPACE IS LIMITED! Complete an application form to participate in this great event by visiting www.carletonplacehospital. ca or by contacting Luci Jacobsen, Community Health Fest Organizing Member: at 613-257-3829 (Phone), 613-257-3026 (Fax) or email:

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Last week provided great opportunity to view owls EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The last week of January has been great for raptors. With the eruption of Great Gray Owls in eastern Ontario, I decided to try to see one. Three and possibly four have been seen in Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east end. Sunday, Jan. 27 was beautiful, with sunshine, little wind, and clear skies. Near Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek along Rockcliffe Parkway, you walk across a field along a trail/path to the edge of the woods. The trail is wellworn, and several people were already there when I arrived. Sitting up in a tree at the edge, a Great Gray was perched, watching from side to side. Its head was turned when I first saw it, then it turned and the yellow eyes really stood out. This owl blends very well with the dormant trees of winter, with no leaves to hinder the view. A couple from Flor-

cars were parked a short distance from the Eagleson Road entrance to Rushmore. There was the Snowy, perched atop one of the tall wooden poles. Met another friend there, Barb Chouinard, another keen birder. Closer to home came a report of a Northern Shrike that was in a tree by feeders. Claudia Smith, who lives just west of Ramsay Ward in Lanark-Highlands, let us know. Claudia has both nuthatch species, Blue Jays, an occasional American Goldfinch, and four Starlings that gobble up her suet.

LYNDA C. BENNETT Strictly for the Birds

ida were there and also appreciated the sight. As I exited the field, I met Joyce and Mike Jaques of Carleton Place going in. Next, I decide to try for the Snowy Owl on Rushmore Road that Georgina Doe and I had missed on Jan. 24. Four

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carleton Place council, at the Dec. 11 Policy Review Committee meeting, accepted the Good Neighbours/ Great Neighbourhoods Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report which makes 33 recommendations on strategies to enhance the appearance and livability of the community. In order to give citizens an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes prior to any action being taken, staff was directed to make the report widely available, invite feedback from the public and plan for an open house where a number of the recommendations will be presented for further examination. Accordingly, the report in its entirety is available online at until Feb. 15. Hard copies can be obtained at the town hall and Carleton Place Public Library. Citizens are encouraged to review the recommendations and then indicate which ones they feel should be considered at the planned open house, as well as providing any comments they may have â&#x20AC;&#x201C; either generally or pertaining to specific recommendations.




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From Rita West, of Clayton, Pine Grosbeaks are at her feeder, plus many Common Redpolls. Jan. 29, we had 30 Redpolls, six Pine Grosbeaks, Black-capped Chickadees, and a single Mourning Dove that dines, then rests, on the feeder. Lastly, our friend Peter Richardson of Glen Tay, called to report a Song Sparrow at their feeders for a week, and a Pileated Woodpecker that comes to the suet. Please call Lynda Bennett at 613-256-5013 or email with your bird reports.

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Mississippi Mills holds emergency meeting to discuss wellness centre By TIFFANY LEPACK

EMC News – The following are briefs from the Town of Mississippi Mills’ regular council meeting held Jan. 29. The Town of Mississippi Mills town council held an emergency meeting on Jan. 29 to address issues surrounding The Oak Tree Wellness Centre at 39 Carrs St. in Almonte. The council received a staff report prepared by town planner Stephen Stirling, which stated “it had been operating in direct contravention to the local bylaw, even when it was brought to the administrators attention.” It continued by stating that interim safety measures had been provided to the property owner and there is still a potential risk and liability to the municipality when a use is permitted to operate in a building that has not been brought up to Fire or Building Code Standards. In two separate letters, one in October and November, the town informed the owners they were in violation of the zoning bylaw and requested they cease

operations until such time the necessary planning approvals are obtained to permit use on the property. On Nov. 15, the town’s fire department carried out an inspection and identified a number of health and safety concerns. Based on these issues the owners hired a team to complete a Life Safety Study and The Oak Tree Wellness Centre has established a team to help with the planning and development. On Jan. 17, the owners stated in a letter that no concerns were raised by the deputy fire chief in regards to use but noted a Life Safety Study was required. It was brought to the town’s attention on Jan. 18 that the Oak Tree Wellness Centre did not cease operations but was functioning on a limited scale: offering services to a max of four residents and operating in the main dwelling. The report concluded: by receiving it council supports staff in continuing to enforce the Fire Code and zoning bylaw as

it applies to this property. The owners are now expected to file a zoning amendment and wrap up interim operations by Feb. 5. Delegated authority Coun. Val Wilkinson expressed concern over the proposed bylaw to delegate authority to staff. The bylaw states the chief administrator officer (CAO) has authority without council’s approval to award tender/ quotes within budget (over $20,000) to the lowest bidder. “I am concerned that there is no cap,” said Wilkinson. “Our CAO (Diane Smithson) is superb. I inquired with other municipalities and this was unusual. With respect I would like a $50,000 cap with no disrespect to staff and would like large items to come back to council.” “If it is the lowest bidder and fits within the budget then why should it come to council?” asked Coun. Garry Dalgity. Coun. Alex Gillis added he thought this was motivated to streamline operations and make

the process more efficient. There was discussion to put a cap on it and Smithson explained that this is how it was currently handled and had been dealt with in the past. She explained that staff must write a report for council information but if it is within budget and the lowest bidder, then it goes to delegated authority. If not, it goes to council. The new bylaw was passed to give the CAO, department heads and staff delegated authority. Committee of the whole Doreen Wilson of the North Lanark Historical Society and Regional Museum presented a year in review to the committee. She thanked the town staff for the successful partnership marking the Almonte Train Wreck’s 70th anniversary. Wilson also informed the committee the society has submitted a grant to make the entrance accessible. The society has a number of events coming up including its annual Heritage Dinner on Feb. 15. May 16 is the Rocky Ridge

Women’s Institute Meeting ‘Enjoying Heritage,’ May 19 is the official museum opening, June 23 is the Strawberry Social, July/August is the Children’s Adventure Camp, Sept. 29 is the Apple Pie Social and Nov. 3 is the launch of the Military Exhibit. Arena advertising The committee approved a report to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an arena ice resurfacer advertising for both the Almonte Community Centre and the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham. The report stated that it was “win-win” for the town as it will provide additional revenue for the recreation and culture department. Bike lanes In October, Lanark County held a public meeting on bike lanes on County Road 16A (Perth/Bridge Streets) and (Highway 29 to Country Street) however there was not a conclusive decision. The county then asked the town to suggest a preferred

design. Troy Dunlop, director of roads and public works, spoke to the committee and recommended that dedicated cycling lanes be put created. This would consist of a 10.5-metre platform comprised of two 3.5-metre lanes, two 1.5-metre bike lanes and one 0.5-metre curb. They would be defined with a single white line and marked with bike symbols. EA comments The committee also approved the Environmental Assessment (EA) comments from town planner Stephen Stirling on Enerdu Hydro Electric Expansion. Enerdu Power systems is proposing an expansion and redevelopment of its existing hydro electric facility located in the old Flour Mill at 11 Main St. Stirling’s comments were on property ownership, heritage impacts, riverbed excavation, access over municipal lands, construction/scheduling and the Appleton Wetlands Impacts.




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Township of Lanark Highlands PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Lanark Highlands proposes to enact a By-law to stop-up, close and sell that part of the allowance for road (or street) set out and described as follows:

Council Meeting Schedule: Committee Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Part Lot 4, Concession 13, Part 2, 26R2114 in the geographic Township of Lavant now in the Township of Lanark Highlands.

Council Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm (rescheduled from January 29th, 2013)

The proposed By-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting on the 19th day of February 2013 at the hour of 7:00 o’clock p.m. and at that time, the Council will hear in person or by his/her counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who claims that his/her land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to be heard.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

To apply to be heard, please contact the undersigned by February 8th, 2013. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 29th,day of January, 2013. For further information contact:

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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Changes to mailing addresses are the responsibility of the property owner. The Township will not be held responsible for mail not delivered in a timely manner.

TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2013 Budget on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 30th, 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



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MPP could choose his words more carefully EMC Editorial – The MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington certainly has a way with words. These past few weeks have certainly proved that when it comes to a colourful quote, no one can quite turn a phrase like Randy Hillier can. But when he steps over the line, we have to call him on it. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Hillier hosted a public meeting on the agreement in principle between the federal and provincial governments and the Algonquin First Nation. At the very top of the show at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion, Hillier said “I will use the word Indians, out of respect for Indians, because they deserve respect. I don’t know the proper name for them.” Respect? Yes. But not to be called Indians.

As attendee Maureen Bostock called out, First Nations is the accepted term. Algonquins would also have been respectful. Even natives or aboriginals could have done in a pinch. Anything but Indian. While federal legislation dealing with our First Nations community is still called the Indian Act, there is no way Hillier could not have known that to refer to the Algonquins as “Indians” could be anything other than inflammatory. He may not have used the politically-correct word-of-the-month, but he most certainly must have known the word not to use – and used it anyway. Bostock noted, however, that Hillier did not use the word “Indian” throughout the rest of the evening. We know that, in his heart, Hillier means no

harm to the Algonquins with whom we share the land – or whom some would say we stole the land, and continue to squat, rent free. One attendee had concerns that the agreement would be a “smoke screen,” for the Algonquins to do whatever they wished, like blocking roads. “The Algonquins in eastern Ontario are not the Mohawks in Caledonia. There are differences,” said Hillier. “You can only judge people based on their previous actions.” We are glad that Hillier made this distinction. There are many times when Hillier makes bold and provocative statements. They certainly cut through the politically correct bafflegab and grab attention for issues near and dear to his heart. When asked about his reaction to Ontario getting

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its first female premier, he said, “big deal.” Interestingly, this echoed sentiments from Bostock, who, though happy with Kathleen Wynne’s ascension, wondered “does this really matter? People are saying (that) the real question is, should we even be asking this question? Have we moved beyond that?” We have seen, in his five-and-change years in office that he has been better able to hold his tongue, but he needs to continue to strive to moderate his language a bit more. During last week’s protest by SOS Save Our Services Health

Coalition in front of his Perth constituency office, Hillier told a nurse who was worried that she was now earning $5 less an hour because she had been moved to another position, or face a layoff, that “there are lots of jobs for nurses in the province. Maybe they are hiring more nurses in home care than in hospitals.” This may echo the likes of Pierre Elliot Trudeau telling wheat farmers not to expect him to sell their wheat. Or Norman Tebbit, Margaret Thatcher’s Employment Secretary who, in the aftermath of riots in Britain in 1981, essentially told the unemployed

that “I grew up in the ’30s with an unemployed father. He didn’t riot. He got on his bike and looked for work, and he kept looking ‘til he found it.” But it is cold comfort for that nurse, one of his constituents. Yes, she is probably glad to still have a job. But after having worked 17-plus years as a nurse, does she not deserve some manner of stability? This will impact her quality of life, through no fault of her own, but because of a $4 million deficit that she did nothing to create. Keep it honest, keep it real, Randy, but also, keep it respectful.


End of the line for penny EMC Editorial – My husband and I treated ourselves to a relaxing breakfast in Carleton Place on Sunday. The bill initially totalled $20, but turned out to be $20.01 when I went up to the cash register to pay. Not a big deal, although I started thinking about our country’s coppercoloured coin. The Royal Canadian Mint stopped issuing the penny to financial institutions on Monday, Feb. 4, marking the official end of the penny in Canada. I have to be honest, I am a little sad. There was a time when the one-cent piece was valuable in purchases. Remember penny candy? Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced the cancellation of the coin in last year’s budget, hoping to save an estimated $11 million annually. The very last Canadian penny was stamped out at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg in May 2012. The penny’s decay is attributed to the damaging effects of inflation and the rising cost of metals. The Mint said the cost to make 10 pennies was more or less 16 cents. Monday’s move will influence how much change people receive by a few cents. If it’s a cash transaction and

TARA GESNER Tara Firma the total is $1.01 or $1.02, the retailer will round down. If it’s $1.03 or $1.04, it will be rounded up it to the nearest nickel. Electronic transactions (credit cards and debit), cheques and money orders will not be affected by the penny’s departure. Some businesses, like my favourite coffee chain, have already posted signs informing customers. The first Canadian cents were struck in England in 1858 when Queen Victoria reigned. The coins, which had a diameter of 25.4 millimetres and a weight of 4.54 grams, were then shipped to Canada. It wasn’t until 1908 that Canadian pennies started being minted within Canada. The first Canadian small penny was struck in 1920. In recent times many people considered the penny more of a nuisance than a useful coin. They stopped using it, instead placing hundreds of them in cookie tins, glass jars, bowls or piggy banks. Since 1997 the coins have been made of copper-plated

zinc and copper-plated steel. The obverse depicts the reigning Canadian monarch – Queen Elizabeth II – and the reverse is the maple leaf branch. The last penny struck for Canadian circulation was handed over to the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. My husband and I collect coins, including the penny. The most valuable penny is the 1936 Canadian Dot Cent. The penny is rare because it’s one of only three known 1936-dated Canadian cents struck by the Mint with a small but distinctive dot below the date to indicate it actually was made in 1937. The penny bears the image of King George V. Now that the penny has been killed off, I wonder if there’s any chance the Bank of Canada can do the same for Nickelback. So long, penny. If you have any comments or questions for Tara Gesner, she can be reached by email at:

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Need a new hospital sooner or maybe later DEAR EDITOR: After reading about the Champlain LHIN Stage 1A approval for a new hospital in Carleton Place in the EMC last July, I was curious to find out when I can expect to walk through the front doors of our new hospital. What I found out was discouraging and I thought I might provide a few ideas to help things along. Sadly enough, the key people, political and nonpolitical, have chosen to stay the course with the traditional capital planning process. I should mention, one of the key people in charge of this project clearly indicated to me that they cannot give me or anyone a completion date in regards to when a new hospital may be build in Carleton Place. But I estimate, using my 20-plus years of professional consulting experience, that the project should be complete, if it makes it through the five-stage approval process, by the year 2030. Yes, that is the year, 2030. Wow! That is a long time especially when you look back at the press releases and see that the process for a new hospital in Carleton Place started in 2008. Without being discouraged, I went ahead and posted my ideas on how to get a new hospital build in Carleton Place in five years or less on the web, and low and behold it has turned into a very hot topic, not to mention a busy Internet site. To date, I have

had over 20,000 site views and hundreds of people have shared their thoughts with me. Just so you know, I do believe that our current hospital is a great community resource and as a member of this community I want to do my part in making sure we continue to have a high quality health care facility with services that met our growing needs as a community, now and into the future. Today, people are receiving great care from the dedicated staff at Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH). To sustain this level of care and service, I am certain we need a new hospital before 2030. I really do not think one can overestimate the benefits that accrue to a community when they have a

hospital that is state of the art, thriving, and well supported by its members. Here is what I initially suggested: Arrange to enter a public-private partnership (P3) which is a proven model for procuring a new hospital. This innovative partnership will build a new facility faster, save on annual operating costs, and create a facility that will be both patient and staff-friendly, and support community wellness. There are now more than 50 publicprivate partnership hospitals in operation or development across Canada with most of them in Ontario. What is a P3? A P3 is a long-term performance-based approach for procuring public infrastructure where the private sector assumes a major share of the responsibility

in terms of risk and financing for the delivery and the performance of the infrastructure, from design and structural planning, to long-term maintenance. Payment from the public sector only begins upon completion of construction; on-going payments remain subject to deduction for failures in service delivery. The real difference in what I proposed and the current solution the hospital redevelopment team is pursuing is that a new hospital will be delivered in record time, with a guarantee of high quality construction and facility maintenance. In closing, we need, want and deserve a new hospital â&#x20AC;&#x153;soonerâ&#x20AC;? rather than â&#x20AC;&#x153;maybeâ&#x20AC;? later. Doug Snedden Carleton Place

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sandra Hamilton of Carleton Place is one step closer to claiming her lottery win of $25,000 from the INSTANT Money Multiplier (Game #1692). As Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son is an employee at an OLG retail location, this prize falls within OLGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definition of an Insider Win. As of Jan. 28, this prize claim has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Wins process, which is an independent investigation of the claim by a third-party working in partnership with OLGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulator the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). To complete the prize claim, the prize will be held for a 30-day waiting period as part of OLGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Insider Wins process, in order for OLG to publicize the win. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimant on Feb. 27 based on this 30-day wait period. The ticket was purchased at Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Franktown on Findlay Avenue in Carleton Place. Ontario lottery players received $1.7 billion in prizes in the 2011/12 fiscal year.


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Carleton Place native tackles the new age of ordering

EMC Business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Have you ever been hungry or thirsty but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss a minute of the game by waiting in line at the concession stand? Carleton Place native Ryan MacGregor, 30, is revolutionizing the way people attend sporting events, music concerts and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole service industry is changing,â&#x20AC;? he says. The former hockey player is the chief executive officer and founder of SweetSeat, a smartphone application (app) that lets fans order food, drinks and merchandise through their mobile device while they sit back and relax. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so easy,â&#x20AC;? says MacGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choose your venue, select what you want to eat or drink and enter your seat number and payment information.â&#x20AC;? Although the app is downloaded for free, a 10 per cent convenience charge is added when users finalize a transaction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continue watching the game while a concession worker delivers the goods,â&#x20AC;? says MacGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A receipt is emailed.â&#x20AC;? At present the technology is only available at a handful of venues: Budweiser Gardens (London, ON), Coburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catering (Fort Worth, TX), Dow Event Center (Saginaw, MI), Greco Fitness (Ottawa, ON) and St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Park (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK). The app was tested previously at Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games with great success, says MacGregor. Currently the 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play at Scotiabank Place (SBP) for their home games during the Lansdowne Park reconstruction. SweetSeat is not available at SBP. MacGregor came up with the idea while working at SBPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upscale sports bar, Bertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Throughout Senators games my friends were always sending me text messages with their food and drink orders,â&#x20AC;? he says with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have everything ready for them to collect during a break.â&#x20AC;? He knew there had to be a better way of doing this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never thought I would start my own business,â&#x20AC;? says MacGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was actually looking for a reason not to do it.â&#x20AC;? Other members of the SweetSeat team: Mike Everson, chief operations officer; Cody Spicer, chief marketing officer; Fred Brathwaite, director of public relations; Matt Loudon, sales manager; and Sergey

Savinov, CTO and head of IT. Brathwaite is a former National Hockey League (NHL) goalie. He played for the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets. Early on he excelled playing for the Smiths Falls Bears in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL). Spicer played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the London Knights, Kingston Frontenacs and Peterborough Petes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mike knew Jeff Hunt and got us in (the J. Benson Cartage Centre) â&#x20AC;? from December 2011 to March 2012, says MacGregor. Hunt is the owner of the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff was an awesome partner, and did so much for us,â&#x20AC;? he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He introduced us to other OHL teams.â&#x20AC;? MacGregor, himself, played in six leagues over the course of his career. SweetSeat is still in the growth stages, but the goal of the group is to make it the

most convenient and userfriendly tool out there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eventually we want to get our app in NHL arenas, but right now we are strengthening our relationship with the junior league,â&#x20AC;? says MacGregor. He thanks his parents (Murray and Linda) for their love and support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were the ones who helped us from the beginning,â&#x20AC;? says MacGregor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had faith and belief in us.â&#x20AC;? For additional information regarding SweetSeat, contact 866-711-SEAT (7328) or info@sweetseat. ca, or visit www.sweetseat. ca.

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Glasswork inspires students at ADHS to shine in tech class

EMC News - Teachers at Almonte District High School (ADHS) are using glass and mirrors to reflect students creativity. Com-tech teacher Paul Davison introduced the glass work to the students for what was set to be a oneday workshop, however the students enjoyed it so much they continued to work on it. “Glass speaks to high school students in a really interesting way,” said Davison. “The nice thing is they have a blank slate to work with. You just show them how to cut glass and they instantly know how to do it. It does a lot for their selfconfidence and it really gets going quickly.” Davison picked up stained glass and glass etching as a hobby and taught it for 21 years in Morristown, New York, where he previously taught. He was at ADHS last semester and started with the students near the end of November. They continued right up until the end of the semester. Since the glass work took off, the school was able to purchase additional equipment as initially Davison had brought his own equipment from home. He thinks one of the reasons students grasp on to glasswork is they have no preconceptions about it and itís not gender specific.

Above, Almonte and District High School Grade 10 students Eric Leidecker and Cal Reside hold up some of the work created in their technology classes out of mirrors and glass. Technology students created many intricate glass works last semester including this beautifully etched glass butterfly surrounded by stain glass.

“It’s a carrot to get them in the room and learn.” “You will never be bored and can stay simple or complex. They get a leverage of spending a little energy and getting a kicking project,” added Davison. It also appeals to students who like technology, art and physics. “It appeals to every skill set and we want them all working together,” said Carruthers. Another plus to the glass projects is the students interact with each other and ask each other for help and advice. Grade 10 student Cal Reside etched a Beatles picture for his dad for Christmas in only a day or two. “It was easy, the payoff was cool and it didnít take a

lot of effort,” said Reside. “It was fun when I got to etch on the glass and sandblast.” Eric Leidecker, also in Grade 10, created a box with a mirror inside. “It’s fun because you use a knife that doesn’t cut you but cuts the glass,” said Leidecker. “It was hard but it was something I really wanted to get done. It was different.” The school is also thankful to Levi Home Hardware and Graham Glass and Mirror on March Road who are donating scrap glass for the projects. Almonte District High School is the only high school in eastern Ontario that is currently teaching this type of course and are planning to continue the program next semester. R0011891969 0207



“It’s for guys and girls and everyone can bring what they need,” said Davison. “It’s neutral and no one rejects it. It brings them (together) in a non-threatening way and the kids are asking us questions.” The students were able to make a wide array of projects to whatever suited their

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interests; some made game boards, logos, deer, flowers and more. Andy Carruthers, the tech-design teacher thinks another reason students take

to it so quickly is they get instant results. “It is relatively easy to do. They can work on it in a 75-minute period and see results,” said Carruthers.

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Almonte business celebrates 25 years in the natural food industry By LAURIE WEIR

EMC News – Johanne Polis has been behind the counter at Almonte Natural Foods for 25 years. Not always has she been at her current location, based in the heritage mall in Almonte, but here is where she has built her clientele. She has been at three other locations in Almonte. Saturday, Feb. 2, she celebrated her 25th anniversary and her customers with an appreciation day; complete with discounts on purchases, and snacks, free for those who dropped by. Best known for her glutenfree, all-natural products and vitamins, Polis has many other products including minerals, supplements, homeopathy, organic and non-organic bulk foods, spices, bulk herbal teas, dairy products and dairy alternatives, European gourmet, di-

abetic remedies, health books, holistic pet foods and pet remedies. “People come from all over,” she says. “I have customers from Gatineau to Kingston. We have products for a celiac diet or any other health concerns, we’re here to help.” With a background in psychology, Polis says it’s all about making customers feel better, physically and emotionally. “I help the individual…what is good for one may not be good for another,” she says. Often, a customer will describe their health issues, and Polis will direct them to a certain type of food or supplement. She can even consult with homeopaths or naturopaths to help clients overcome health issues. “I am not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be one…I listen to people and when they describe what they feel, I can recommend a type of food or supple-

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At right, Johanne Polis (seated) and her staff celebrate 25 years in business at Almonte Natural Foods Saturday, Feb. 2. Below, Wilma McQuaker and Polis share a moment. Photos by LAURIE WEIR

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St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welcomes Ottawa author EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Elementary School were the gracious hosts of author JC Sulzenko last week and had the opportunity to listen to the reading of her storybook, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What Grandma Means to Say.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; JC Sulzenko is an Ottawa-based poet and writer whose poetry and prose have been featured in national and local media. Six of her books for children, including â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fat poems Tall poems Long poems Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Boot Crazyâ&#x20AC;? have been published. For the past three years she has focused on the play, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What Grandma Means to Say,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the storybook adapted from it to encourage students in Grades 3 to 6 to build their understanding about dementia so that they develop strategies they can use when this disease affects someone they know well. Children are often drawn into the role of caregivers and need the chance to find their own way to handle the changes in family relationships that come along with

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St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Elementary School were the gracious hosts of author JC Sulzenko recently and had the opportunity to listen to the reading of her storybook, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What Grandma Means to Say.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. The visit to St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the upcoming visit to St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School on January were arranged by the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County and the funds were kindly donated from the Carleton Place Dragon

Boat Festival in order to make these visits happen. If there are any schools that would like to host a visit by JC Sulzenko and have her share her storybook, please contact the Karen Timmons, education and support coordinator, at the Alzheimer

Society of Lanark County at 613-256-3113 (ext. 2966) and we would love the chance to come to your school. Submitted by Karen Timmons, education and support coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Lanark County.

EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is a day to celebrate love and what better way to do that than to take your sweetheart to a dance. On Saturday night (Feb. 9), the Carleton Place Arena Staff Association presents the Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Sweetheart Dance at the Neelin Street Community Centre (upper hall), from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live entertainment will be provided by doubleBack with special guest Jordan McIntosh. Ottawa Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost country/rock band consists of seasoned musicians Shawn McCullough, Roch Lafleur, Mark Lemieux, Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. Fresh off his debut hit song â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Walk Awayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, McIntosh, from Carleton Place, has a new country single: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Let Me Love Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The

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

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

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

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

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

Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun When: 10:30am SUNDAY Where: Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045

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

St. James Anglican Church â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anglican Church in Carleton Placeâ&#x20AC;? 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 257-3178 Web site - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist Church School classes in Langtry Room ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist Noon & 7:30 p.m. Thurs. 14TH - 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rector: The Rev. David Andrew Organist: Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director: Pat Grainger Choir Director: Pat Grainger

Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30am - SUNDAY WORSHIP & Sunday School Child Care Available Website: Email: Office Hours: 9am - 12pm Mon-Fri. For Transportation call the office.

The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt Street 613.257.4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson Email: Website: Sunday Services 10am Celebration Service & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Contact us for more information Personal prayer available Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-2:30 pm Call or come byContact Barb

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

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

St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church 39 Bridge Street 613-257-3133 Rev. John Vaudry, Interim Moderator Organist and Choir Director: Susan Harron SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30am Nursery & Sunday School, Handicap Accessible Blog â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parish of Franktown-Innisville Anglican Churches The Rev. David Vavasour The Rev. Mary Ellen Berry 613-257-1340 All are welcome! SUNDAY SERVICES: St. James, Franktown 8:30 a.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kool 9:30 a.m. Centennial Hall St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Innisville 10:15 a.m. ASH WEDNESDAY: 11:00 a.m. at St. James

SOCIAL NOTES HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY Jim and Carol Hartley February 10th 1953-2013 Come and celebrate with us on February 9th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St., Carleton Place 1 pm-5 pm Refreshments

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY Berwick and Helen Hyland are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 9th, 2013. They were married in Montreal, settled in Smiths Falls, raised 5 children and have 6 grandchildren. Stop by their home on Saturday evening (Feb. 9th) between 7–9 and/or drop them a note at

In the Honour of their Parents 50TH ANNIVERSARY The family of Lindsay and Velma McDougall Request the presence of your company to an afternoon tea at The Lanark Civitan Hall 2144 Pine Grove Rd. on February 17, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Best Wishes Only

HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY Justin Raymond Porter Schmitz February 7, 2013 Love Mom & Dad

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Langley André January 30, 2013 We love you Langley darling with all our hearts Love: Momma, Dadda, Rylee, Grandma & Gungaw XOXOXO

HERWEYER - Thomas Herweyer and Wendy Livingstone are proud to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Alexia Brooklyn Herweyer. Alexia was born at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on December 13, 2012 at 3:04 a.m. weighing 6 lb. 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Theo and Judy Herweyer and Cheryle Livingstone. Thomas and Wendy would like to thank Dr. St. Cyr and the nurses in Winchester for all their excellent care and attention.

ENGAGEMENT Catherine and Paul Miller of Smiths Falls announce with extreme pleasure the upcoming wedding ceremony of their daughter, Melissa Ann Marie Spence to Bradley Wade Justice, son of JoAnne Justice and Travis Justus of Colorado. A beautiful winter wedding will take place on Saturday February 16, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

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JOHNSON – Rob Johnson and LeeAnn Ropking, along with big sister Logan are proud to announce the new addition to their family. Ebon John, born on Dec. 21, 2012 at the KGH, at 8:01 pm, weighing 8lb.1 oz. Proud grandparents are John and Darlene Ropking and Wayne and Marjorie Johnson.

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

GUY – Harmony Sherri Darlene Guy arrived at 10:25 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at a healthy 9 lbs., 4 ozs. A little sister for Kaydence. Proud parents Shannon Murray and Paul Guy, would like to thank all the staff at the Almonte General Hospital. Happy grandparents Terry and Darlene Guy, Cathy Dombroskie and Ted Murray. THE EMC - 41 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy 65th Birthday Alan The best Dad and Poppa Love Tina, Dave, Sarah Jackson, Cole, Alex, Travis, Nathan Janice and Terry

McDOUGALL, Charles (Chuck) - In loving memory of a dear Dad and Poppie who passed away February 5, 1998. Tenderly we treasure the past With memories that will always last. Fondly remembered Randy, Deb, Rob and Lindz

Gary and Gloria Wark would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Wark to Ryan Schoonrok, son of Gerry and Cindy Schoonrok.

HOGG – “Bryce William Hogg” born at Montford Hospital, Ottawa, October 19, 2012. Overjoyed parents Janine (Edwards) and Mike Hogg. Much loved grandson to Jacqueline Richer and Roger McCallum, Bill Hogg and Claudette Hubert and Marg and Paul Edwards. “We are so blessed”

HAPPY (early) 75TH BIRTHDAY Raymond Porter May 27, 2013 Love Diane, Joe & Justin

RILEY - In loving memory of a dear husband William Riley who passed away February 11, 2010. I’ve lost my life’s companion A life linked with my own, And day by day I miss him more As I walk through life alone. But looking back with memories Upon the path we trod I bless the year I shared with him And leave the rest with God. Deeply loved and missed Faye and family

The family of the late Margaret Allen wish to express sincere appreciation to Bayfield Manor in Kemptville for the excellent care she received during the past 15 years. Also to the Emergency staff at the Kemptville District Hospital for their kind and caring expertise during her final hours. Thank you to her friends who faithfully continued to visit or phone her with words of comfort and support during her years at the nursing home. Reverend Blair Paterson frequently visited Margaret at Bayfield and for his acts of kindness we thank you. His words of comfort and understanding during the funeral service were meaningful to all. Flowers, donations, phone calls, emails and those attending her funeral on such a stormy day were greatly appreciated by the family. We sincerely thank you Margaret’s family

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Edwards Courtney (Henderson) and Joel Edwards were married August 4, 2012. The beautiful ocean front wedding took place at “Oceanstone Inn” near Peggy’s Cove, N.S. Courtney and Joel reside in Ottawa. We wish them a full life of “Happily Ever Afters.” Much love, Annette and Charlie Henderson Marg and Paul Edwards

The family of the late Helen Yates would like to thank everyone for their words of condolence, acts of kindness, cards, Mass cards and donations in memory of our dear mother, nanny, and sister-inlaw. To our friends who brought food to our family that gratefully assisted with meals during the time of making funeral arrangements. A very special thank you to mom’s caregivers, Evelyn, Madeline, Mildred, Denise, Mary and Jessie for helping us keep mom at home and then your continued visits to the hospital and to Rose Bridge Manor. To all of Rose Bridge Manor Staff who our family cannot say enough about the excellent care given to our mother while there. For such a small, quaint facility the professional attitude and friendship extended to her and our family in difficult times is unsurpassed. Thank you to Greg and Judson’s Funeral Home for their support, guidance and professionalism and for that extra mile they went for our family. To Father Tom MacDonald for his spiritual words and guidance. To the C.W.L. of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church for the Honor Guard and the luncheon you provided. Mom was very proud to be a member of this group of ladies. To a wonderful group of friends, Don and Bea Murphy, Mary and Hubert Cowle, Chris and Sharon Healey and Audrey Whitmore for providing the family with a luncheon during the Friday visitation at Judson’s. To the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #475 for the use of their facility for the luncheon following the funeral service. Words cannot express our gratitude to Randy Leeder who delivered a eulogy that was heartwarming and a true reflection of our mother. To all eleven grandchildren who so proudly took part in their Nanny Y’s Celebration of Life. And finally, to mom’s dear friends and neighbors, Audrey Healey, Donna and Tony Healey who provided a family dinner to us at the farm . Our family is so blessed to have so many close friends and family for support. Mom felt very blessed to have all of you in her life. Sincerely, The Family of Helen Yates

THANK YOU The family of the late Robert Ferguson of Elphin would like to express our sincere appreciation to friends, family and community for their support following the loss of our dear Father, Poppa and great Poppa. Thank you to all who attended the visitation and funeral, sent cards of sympathy and floral arrangements and made very generous donations in Dad’s name. A very special thank you to Blair and Son and staff for their care and compassion. Thank you to Rev. Karen Hincke for conducting a very meaningful celebration of Dad’s service as an elder of Elphin Presbyterian Church for 61 years; to Lynda Russell for the music; and to Isabel Graham for singing “All the way my Saviour leads me”. A special thank you to Dad’s granddaughter, Michele McAdoo, for giving the eulogy with a personal tribute to his life and to Christopher Crain for reading Dad’s favourite poem, “High Flight”. Thank you to the pall bearers Sean McAdoo, Michele McAdoo, Megan Healey, Matthew Healey, Erwin Paul and Christopher Crain. We appreciate the delicious luncheon served by the ladies of Elphin Church. Special thanks to Rideau Ferry Country Home, Lanark Lodge and Dr. McLean for their wonderful care given to Dad. Thank you to everyone who visited Dad and sent him cards and gifts; he was very appreciative of your thoughtfulness. Cynda and Sandy McAdoo, Roberta and Brian Healey and our families

Celebration of Derrel Seward Derrel’s service was beyond wonderful... the Legion was packed, not even standing room. My good friend Shirley Bradley from the Salvation Army spoke about Derrel as she remembered him and his doggy Ziggy. Rev. Albert Hoppins gave a prayer service. Bernie Oldendorp told a few funny things about their lives growing up together. Alex Vankoughnept spoke about looking up to Derrel as his mentor. Thanks to my four daughters who went above and beyond and to Cindy for the collage of Derrel’s life with us. They loved Derrel so very much, but he was just plain loveable. Lastly, thank you to my family and friends who were there to help with my pain and to the Legion ladies and men for the food. Derrel will live in our hearts forever. Sandra

THANK YOU The family of the late W. Earl Code would like to thank relatives, friends, neighbours and co-workers for the love and kindness shown to us in honour of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather. The many who attended the visitation and service, thank you. Prayers, phone calls, cards, visits, gifts, flowers, on-line condolences and memorial donations were greatly appreciated. Our very special thanks to Reverend Grace Vaters for her truly comforting and inspirational service. Thanks also to Trina and Stuart for their touching words and tributes at the funeral – they brought both tears and smiles. Sincere thank you to the pallbearers – Dad’s 9 grandchildren and also to his honorary pallbearers, his 9 great grandchildren. We know it was a difficult task, but such an honour. Dad was so very proud of each and every one of you. Thanks to Stewart Blair and staff of Blair and Sons for their professional guidance. We want to convey our deep appreciation to Dad’s caregivers, especially Heidi for her dedicated care, love, friendship and unbelievable support for the last 8 years. Thanks also to Dr. P. Turner and Palliative Care nurses Dorothy and Leslie for their compassion. Heartfelt thanks Dad for the wonderful life, love and memories. Most Sincerely The Family

CHAFFEE, Jean Winnifred “Wynne” (nee Chaplin) Passed away January 28, 2013 , at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Will be greatly missed by her husband Alan, and her children Anne (Michael), Tom (Shannon), Laurie, and David (Tamara). Dear grandmother to Emily, Bennett, Morgan, Molly, Kina, and Del. Loving sister to Betty McGregor. Predeceased by her sister Helen, and brothers John, Don, Cameron, and Gordon. A public visitation was held Wednesday January 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home (56 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville one block east of Kerr St). A funeral service was held on Thursday January 31 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany (141 Bronte Rd, Oakville). Online condolences may be offered at

Powell Elvira Carolyn Powell (nee Burnside) RN

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, October 16, 1928, passed away at Victoria, British Columbia, Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the age of 84 years from complications of a stroke. She became a Registered Nurse after graduating from Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alberta in 1952 and continued nursing throughout her life in both Canada and the United States and finally retiring from the Smiths Falls Community Hospital. Beloved daughter of the late Carrie Belmiina (Simpson) and James Hawthorne Burnside, R.N.W.M.P.-RCMP. Loving mother of CPO1 (ret) Robert (Cindy) Powell of Victoria, B.C., Randall (Allana) Powell (RN) of Kingston, Ont., Ronald (Lise) Powell of Ottawa, Ont. Sister of Robert (Barb) Burnside of Fenelon Falls, Ont. Dear grandmother of Matthew (Alexandra White) Powell and Jeremy Powell, of Victoria, B.C., Cody, Laura, and Braelynn Powell of Kingston Ont., step grandchildren Tina (Dave) and Tim (Wendy) of Ottawa, Ont., and step great grandchildren Emma, Elaina, Olivia, Andrew and Grace, all of Ottawa. Brother-in-law, Rev. William Powell of Kingston, Ont. Dear friend Mary Benson of Smiths Falls and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her husband Edmund (Eddie) Powell March 19, 2005, brothers James Curtis, 1926 and Ralph Gene, 1927, in Portland Oregon. At her request no funeral service was performed. She was cremated in Victoria, B.C. Interment will be in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ont. and Union Cemetery R.N.W.M.P. Veterans Section, Calgary, Alberta. A celebration of life will take place in Smiths Falls, late spring (May) 2013. A special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, Specialists and HCA’s at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Mount Tolmie Hospital Victoria, B.C. for the care they gave to our mother. A special thank you also to her family Doctors in Smiths Falls, Dr. Brian Penney and Dr. Robin Conway and their staff for the care and friendship she received during her life there. In Memoriam donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, SPCA or a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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PERFITT Sadie Emily Loretta (Life Member of the Almonte Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Branch 240) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Sadie (nee Lang) in her 99th year. Beloved Wife and best friend of the late Capt. Arthur Perfitt and then the loving companion of the late Sam Arthur. Cherished mother of Sandra Davey (Don Rodger), Janet Deimel, the late Marlene Killeen, and Sam’s children Ron, Kathryn (Stuart), Allan (Marion), and Lynda. Greatly loved “Nana” of Ron Killeen (Sheila), Scott Davey, Dianne Davey-McLellan (Craig), Heather Baird (Steve), Jarett Davey, Todd Gallagher (Karen), Karen Gallagher (Steve), Steve Rodger and Mike Rodger (Julie). Proud “GreatNana” of Patrick, Liam, Samantha, Jackson, Liam, Aidan, Brennan, Quintin, Colin, Greyson, and Ariel. Predeceased by her parents William and Alice and siblings Charlotte, Lillian, Phyllis, William, Edgar, Percy, Keith and survived by her sister Marjorie. Family and Friends were invited to visit C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313 On Tues. February 5, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm and on Wed. February 6, 2013 from 10am to 12pm with a Complete Chapel Memorial Service to follow at 12pm. Reception to follow. A special thanks to her Garden Terrace family which was her home for the last eight years. Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & Tributes:

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BRYDGES, Earl. Passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 in Barrie, Ontario in his 96th year. Earl was born on the family farm near Almonte in the Ottawa Valley on May 7, 1917, the son of Charles and Annie (Irvine) Brydges. He earned his teaching certificate from Ottawa Normal School and started his teaching career in rural elementary schools in 1935. Interrupted by army service 1942-1945, he then furthered his education graduating from Queen’s University, Honours English and History, in 1948. He taught English at Renfrew High School before setting down permanent roots in Barrie in 1952, teaching at Central Collegiate and then teaching at North Collegiate when it opened in 1957. He was principal at North Collegiate from 1962 until his retirement in 1978. He enjoyed semi retirement while continuing to teach English part time at Georgian College. He also tutored English to Hispanic children for 10 years while wintering in Texas in later years. Dad was an avid square dancer well into his 80’s. He enjoyed the close friendships he developed through square dancing and education. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church from 1952. He enjoyed travelling, taking many trips that included Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and Hawaii, and many parts of the U.S. and Canada. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Joyce (Throop), daughter Helen Andrews (Gregg), son Graham Brydges (Ruth), grandchildren Caitlin and Carolyn Andrews and Sarah and Allison Brydges and numerous nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by sisters Margaret Boland, Muriel More, Stella Dowdall and brother Orville Brydges, each of whom he loved deeply. He was proud of his extended families. Dad was a gentle man, always patient, accepting, optimistic and grateful for what life had given him. Family and friends will be received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie on Friday, February 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home followed by an opportunity to socialize with family and friends over light refreshments. Memorial donations can be made in Earl’s name to Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie, L4M 1G8 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at

Buttemer, Clarence Edward “Bill” August 19, 1922 - January 29, 2013 Veteran WWII

At the Carleton Place Hospital on Tuesday January 29, 2013 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his first wife Ena and his second wife Vicki. Loving father of Jill Ellison (Rick) and Dale Buttemer (Judy). Proud grandfather of Debbie, Karen, Chip, Andrew and Meaghan. Great-grandfather of Michael, Nicola, Ashley and Bentley. Bill will be missed by Vicki’s family, Jim Jarvis (Brenda), Caroline (Greg Brown), Victor Jarvis (Sharon) and Patsy (Dan Garvin). Bill was also grandfather to Jamie, Julie, Michael, Matthew and Meaghan, and great-grandfather to Jasper. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Thursday January 31, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. For those who wish a donation to the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated by the family.


JAMES Glenn Stanley Passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2013. Glenn James of Almonte, in his 78th year Husband and best friend for over fifty years to Helen. Cherished ‘Dad’ to Kevin (Ying), Judy (Perry), and Steven (Patsy). Proud ‘Grampa’ of Chad, Derek, Crystal, Tanya, Amanda, Mathew (Chelsea), the late Candace and six great-grandchildren Jennika, Alyssa, Jody, Rylan, Charlie and Kash. Sadly missed by his surviving siblings, relatives, and friends. Friends are invited to call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and where a Complete Service will be held in the Gamble Chapel on Saturday, February 9 at 11 AM. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. A special thanks to the Ambulance Attendants, Firemen, Dr. Glenn and staff at the Almonte General Hospital for their care and support. For those who may want to honour Glenn with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or Autism Society. Condolences & tributes:

Died peacefully at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ann Mains of Carleton Place. Loving father of Kim McKenna (Don) of St. Louis and Ben Tubman (Cindy) of Bracebridge. Loving grandfather of John (Amanda), Benji, Ginny (Chris), Becky, Maggie and Grant and great-grandfather of Robert, Andrew and Steven. Dear brother of the late Lorna McLaughlin and brother-inlaw of John Mains (Edna), Reba Featherstone (Glen), Henry Mains (Carol) and the late Melvin Mains. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The service was held at St. James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1 pm. Spring interment Munster Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Carleton Place Hospital or the Parkinson’s Society. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

Peacefully at home on Thursday, January 31st in his 79th year. Beloved Husband of the late Reta Babcock. Predeceased by his parents Hazel and Binford Babcock and Daughter Cheryl Nause (Pete). Loving father of Celina Ferguson (Cecil), Kevin Babcock (Ambie), and Paul Babcock (Sandy). Cherished grandfather to 4 grandchildren. Loving cousin of Geneva Braham. Everal will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at


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Hughes Carolyn F. Hughes (nee Lloyd)

Passed away suddenly at her home in Pakenham on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Carolyn Francine Hughes at the age of 54. Loving and devoted mother of Bryan (Jessica Lalonde) and Michael Hughes. Cherished daughter of Steward and Lorraine Lloyd (nee Watt). She is predeceased by her sister Lisa Lloyd. Carolyn will be fondly remembered by her brother Raymond (Debra) Lloyd, her sisters Debbie (Don) Frizell and Linda (Don) Locke, her adopted sister Lisa Mauro, as well as her extended family and friends in Pakenham, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and surrounding communities. Friends were invited to gather and pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral service took place on Monday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Carolyn, memorial donations may be made to the LAWS. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

TUBMAN, John Howard

BABCOCK Everal Desmond

James E. “Jim” King

Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Perth Community Care Centre, Perth on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 James Edward King at the age of 83. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (Patton) King in 1990 and his parents Archibald and Minola (Hart) King. Dearly loved father of Richard (late Kathy) King, Cheryl (Chris) Wood, Cathy (Tom) Young, Brian (Georgina) and Robert (Erin) King. Cherished grandfather of Dusty, Jennifer and John, Andrew and Kayla, Alisha and Aleana, Ashley, Brittany and Yardley and Hope and Mitchell and great grandfather of five. Dear brother of Edith (Thorpe) Moulton, Mildred (Barry) KerrBrennan, Winston (Kathy) King and the late Ken and Art King and brother-in-law of the late Hazel (Dunlop) King and Allan Kerr. Jim will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, all his family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in Balderson United Church on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the church hall. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Nicole Elizabeth “Nicki” CARLEY


Joan Elizabeth Olive Memorial Service 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. Cremation has taken place. To honour her life please consider the gift of a donation to Merrickville Holy Trinity Anglican Church in her memory. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., February 9th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Merrickville, followed by a reception.

July 9, 1983– January 31, 2013 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Nicki on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Maycourt Hospice in Ottawa after a brave battle with cancer. The beautiful bride of Brodie Marks. Devoted mother of Deklan. Survived by her mother Beth Montes (late Manuel Montes). Missed by sisters Danielle (Pat) & Julie. Predeceased by her brother Richard. Loving daughter-in-law of Donna Marks (Bob White). Special sister-in-law of Kailee Marks. Deeply cherished by her extended families in Ottawa and in Belleville. In life, she shone like a diamond. Her kind spirit, joyful laugh and beautiful smile will always be remembered. Her courage fighting cancer was incredible; her optimism and positive outlook was so encouraging to all. Nicki’s spirit will live on in her precious son, Deklan, and her loving husband’s special memories. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to an overwhelmingly supportive community, friends, neighbours and families during this very difficult time. Arrangements were entrusted to the BURKE FUNERAL HOME, 150 Church St., Belleville (613-968-6968). Visitation was on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 5–9 p.m. & Tuesday, February 5th from 10–12 noon followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. If family and friends so desire, donations to a trust fund for Nicki’s son “Deklan Marks in Trust” would be appreciated through Scotia Bank. Online condolences WWW.BURKEFUNERAL.CA

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McDougall Harold A. McDougall

Suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 3, 2013 Harold Alexander McDougall in his 91st Year. Beloved husband for over 67 years of Lois (Cline) McDougall. Loved father of Linda (Stephen) Little of Debic, New Brunswick, the late Deanna McDougall-Crevier (J. J.) of Maniwaki, Quebec, Hal (Donna) McDougall of Smiths Falls and Marlene (Joseph) Hanisch of Kemptville. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jim (Muriel) McDougall and Ray (Betty) McDougall. Predeceased by brothers, Wilmer (Fern McDougall), Boyd and Clifford and sisters Lorna Ireland, Lois Van Camp, Mary Watson and Jean Hughes. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 73 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Wolford Cemetery at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Gordon James Fredrick “Jim” Gordon

At his home on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 James Gordon (devoted to his nursing profession in hospitals in Perth, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Ottawa) at the age of 82 years. Loved husband of Clare L. (Taylor) Gordon; son of the late Burns and Susie Gordon. Dearly loved father and grandfather of Eric (Donna) and their daughters Jen and Brittany, Kevin (Cathy) and their sons Matthew and Christopher, Beth (Kevin) Juffs and their family Brock, Curtis and Kelsey, Mike (Natalie) and their daughters Mikayla and Caitlin Gordon and Gloria Gordon. Dear brother of Gladys (late Willard) Gemmill, Bertha (late Stanley) Hanna, Bill (Doris) and the late Ross, Ed (Phyllis), Clifford (Marjorie), Bob Gordon. Jim will be sadly missed by his great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sisterin-law Grace Gordon; predeceased by his great grandson Mayson Gilbert. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

CAMPBELL, Mary - Born: March 22, 1912, Kamloops, B.C. Died: January 29, 2013, Castlegar, B.C. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina (Ronald) Stewart of Almonte. She is also survived by grandchildren Graham, Jennifer, Loree, Sheila and Rachel, as well as five great- grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Vernon (1977) and by her son, Burt (2007). A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Rita`s Catholic Church, Castlegar, B.C., on February 4, 2013. CRAIG, Della Beatrice - Peacefully at the Dundas Manor on Tuesday January 29, 2013. Della Craig in her 101st year of Winchester. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving Mom of Shirley Billings (Walter) and the late Jackie Craig. Cherished Grandma of Tim, Jamie (Cindy), Doug (Janet), Adam, Martin and the late Ronnie. She is also survived by many greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Dear sister of Donald Billings and the late Mary, Lillian, Rachel, Millie, Fred and Jim. By Della’s request Cremation has taken place. A visitation was at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 12 p.m. Spring Interment South Gower Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund.

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Carson Jessie Ann Carson

Peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Friday, February 1st, 2013 Jessie Ann (McIntosh) Carson (Registered Nurse graduate of the last class at G.W.M. Hospital) in her 100th year. Jessie was predeceased by her beloved husband D. Arnold Carson in 1996 and by their infant son, grandson Robbie and great granddaughter Charlee Rose. Loved and respected mother of Caroly (Robert) Gilchrist, Arlyn (Allan) McMillan, David (Jean), Donalda (Fred Dettling), Kenny (Karen McPherson), John (Susan) and Wendy (Lee) Moncrieff. Jessie was a special grandmother to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Donald (Ilene) McIntosh. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Keith, Gary and Carl McIntosh and sisters Donalda, Esther and Jean. Fondly remembered by her Lanark Lodge family, many friends and all who knew her. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 from 5:00 and 8:00 P.M. Funeral service and interment will be held privately for her family. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Dale Cameron-Petteplace To our sweet Dale who left us February 11, 2012. We can’t have our old days back, When we were all together, But secret tears and loving thoughts, Will be with us forever. Your beauty is missed in every way “Forever in our Hearts” Loved always Barb and Vic, Tim and Jen, Kayla and Jordan and Nic and Kylie

Anderson, Helen Margaret

Our Mum, well into her 104th year, and after a rich, well-lived life, has gone from us, taking with her sense of fun, natural warmth and valiant acceptance of the ravages of age. She was the eldest and much loved daughter of the late Joseph W. Weldon and Gertrude Mitchell and predeceased by her loving husband, Colin K. Anderson and her two brothers and one sister. She will be greatly missed by her children Duncan (Carol), Linda, Colin (Melody) and Susan (Rob) as well as her grandchildren, Will and Beth, Lindsay and Laurel, Ben, Nick and Emily, as well as her four (at last count) great-grandchildren. Not the least to mourn is her beautiful black fat cat, Ebony. Born and raised in Westmount Quebec, Mum and Dad moved from the large family homestead in 1992 into a small, more manageable house in Perth to be closer to their younger daughter. Mum was always an active companion to our Dad in all their activities, in outdoor sports such as skiing and tennis and in taking care of the large brood of children, born in quick succession. Mum had an affinity with nature and the outdoors, teaching us the names of the wildflowers, birds and trees she would point out as we strolled through the woods. Her gardens and indoor plants were always well-tended things of beauty and artistry. Outside of the home and family, Mum had a great curiosity about everything around her. She found an outlet for the self-expression in front of her word processor where she spun quirkily homespun stories several of which were published. She loved travelling and adventure. As a young woman before her marriage and horde of children, Mum found imaginative, short-term occupations such as administrative secretary in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as an actor in radio commercials, as an active member of her book club and through a lengthy adventure in England with a few of her many friends. Mum loved meeting new people and enjoyed people-watching and talking with all types of individuals. In later years, with her children all out of the house, Mum took the initiative of seeking out a course in library science and promptly found a part-time job in the Grace Dart Hospital library, a job she relished and took very much to heart. Our deep gratitude goes out to Mum’s devoted caregivers whose professionalism and loving care allowed her to remain in her own comfortable home until the very end. A special thanks to our head caregiver, Clare whose attentions to Mum knew no limits. We will be celebrating Mum’s life at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday March 3rd, 2013 at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth. The family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grace Dart Hospital, 6085 Rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal QC H1N 1C2, the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation in Perth or the local Salvation Army. Over Mum’s dining room table is a sign reading “Aged to Perfection” and that she certainly was. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

SCOLLAN – Billy, January 23, 1987 and Lois, January 31, 2001. Mother and Dad You are not forgotten Though on earth you are no more. Still in memory you are with us As you always were before. The Scollan Family

STODDART, Elizabeth “Betty” – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who passed away February 1, 2012. There is never a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. Forever loved Sadly missed by Joe and your family

TOM OKAGUCHI May 16, 1953 - February 11, 2008 It’s been 5 years and it doesn’t seem a day goes by that you’re not missed. There’s so many co-workers that often I see out and about that mention your name and also friends that you bowled with. Well Tom, what can I say, you’re a brother that can’t be forgotten again you’re just that special best friend a sister could want. The good times with our friends were certainly times well spent and always remembered. Tom when God took you away that day he took a part of me along with you. It’s hard to accept you’re gone. But I know you’re in a peaceful place. I miss you Tom, God be with you always. Missing you always are your nephews Allan, Jamie, Timmy and Todd Coughlin and special friend Dave Kirkwood. God Bless you Tom from your Angel sister Nancy

Dale Cameron-Petteplace February 11, 2012 Loving wife and special Nan. Our hearts still ache in sadness, Our silent tears still flow, For what it meant to lose you, Dale No one will ever know. We have a link to Heaven, That parting cannot sever, All our love and memories, Will be in our hearts forever. Sadly missed and always loved Steve and Quintenne

In Loving Memory Margaret Affleck February 6, 2012 Dear mother, grandmother And great-grandmother

A whole year has passed Since God called you away But still we miss you Each and everyday What we would give To take one more walk Or just quietly sit and Have one more talk Miss you mom And always will Forever in our hearts, Love, Brian and Kim, Wayne, Lorna and family, Gail, Oliver and family

(McGREGOR) McGONEGHY – In loving memory of a dear partner, mother, motherin-law, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother, Joan McGregor (McConeghy) who was taken from us January 29, 2010. 3 years have come and gone Since that one sad day, Where God came down and took our dear mother away. 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. Forever loved and always remembered Bob, Mother (Irene), Janice, Randy, Sandy and Families

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

7th 1975 - Etherington, Jessie Maude 2007 - Ireton, Glenn Eldon 8th 1984 - McInnes, Helen Blanche 1987 - LeClaire, Raymond Fredrick 1989 - McNaughton, Alfred Domenic 1999 - Miller, William (Grundy) 2009 - Bolton, John Louis Garfield 9th 1982 - Kellough, Gladys Cynthia 1984 - Timmons, Garnet Harvey 1993 - Watt, John Wilmer Earl 1998 - Miller, Fred Joseph 2001 - Warren, Robert Charles 2004 - O’Connell, Daniel George (Danny) 10th 1999 - Goodfellow, John Karl 2007 - Morton, Jessie Clementine


Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Ruth Eleanor (Perrin) Brennan, formerly of Perth, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward R “Ted” Brennan. Ruth is survived by her sons Dr. James Brennan (Janice) of Kingston, Richard “Rick” Brennan (Marilyn) of Brockville and Philip Brennan (Deborah) of Brockville. Cherished granny of Andrew, Patrick, Tom, Jennifer, Rebecca, Daniel, Emily, Joseph, Russell and Travis. Also survived by eight great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Isobel Moore and Winifred (Peggy) Shaw. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 1-2 pm. A ceremony celebrating Ruth’s life will be held in the Chapel at 2 pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or to The Anglican Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Ruth online at


FEBRUARY 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”.

11th 1972 - Sadler, Gordon 1992 - Charlebois, Francis Leo 2001 - Sonnenburg, Stanley Earl 2007 - Barr, Queenie Georgina 12th 1981 - Watt, Florence 1984 - Vaughan, Mary Katherine 1986 - Gourlay, Jessie Ann 1995 - Munro, Jessie May 2002 - Brooks, Mary Elaine 2010 - Scissons, Thomas James “Jimmy” 2011 - Thurston, Charlotte 13th 1975 - Manson, Christina 1976 - Cochran, Catherine Helena 1998 - Drynan, Clarence Wm. Samuel 2000 - Dool, Anna Mary Margaret 2002 - Hutt, Norman Michael 2008 - Klaus, Franz 2009 - Halpenny, William Stewart “Bill”


BRENNAN Ruth Eleanor


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Loving you always, Forgetting you never, Nancy, Norman, Jeff, Judith, Zach, Angie, Amy and Randy


Peter Joseph Wilson Carty September 7, 1981-January 31, 2005. Hello my son, it’s been 8 long years since we lost being able to see you accomplish your dreams for your future that you had set out for yourself, to enjoy the children that you had dreamed of having. All the milestones at 23 you had ahead of you. Life is so unpredictable and sometimes so unfair. We miss every moment that we have missed in your life. All we can do is hope that someday we will all be back together and can have those moments that we could not have in this lifetime. Love you always and look forward to the day we can walk right up to Heaven and be a family again. Love you more today than yesterday, Mom, Dad and Kurt

September 20, 1922 – February 12, 2012 In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather We little knew that day, That God would call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, That day God called you home. Our family chain is broken, And nothing is the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

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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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FIREWOOD 5 Generations of Sales of Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Stored inside. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 613-253-8006. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.

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Wanted- instruments. Acoustic guitars, violins and mandolins. Any condition. Fair pricing. 613-283-2368.

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SAUMUR, Gerry – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and brother who passed away on February 11, 2012. God looked around His garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Forever loved and always missed Rene and family Sisters Helen and Connie


MACLEAN - In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father and Grandfather, Richard, who passed away February 10, 2011. There will always be a heartache, And many silent tears, But always the precious memories, Of the days when you were here. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Greatly loved and missed. Evelyn, Shelley, Ron, Josh and Melissa.

VanALSTINE - In loving memory of Elizabeth Jean, February 8, 2007. We think of you in silence We often speak your name, We feel again that awful day That should of never came. Our hearts just feel so empty The aching has no end, Everyday 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 dear No one will ever know, Our thoughts are always with you, Your place no one can fill, In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still. They say time heals everything But we know that isn’t true, It hurts just as much today As it did six years ago. Always love you, Your husband Leonard and granddaughter Amanda





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2 bedroom apartment, Perth, suitable for mature individual or couple, fridge, stove and parking included. $700/month plus utilities. 613-812-0809. 2 bedroom apt. at 41 Sunset Blvd Perth. Available Feb 1/2013. Call Bud at 613-267-0567 2 bedroom duplex. Almonte. Fridge and stove. Private entrance. Heat included. Nonsmokers please. March 1. 613-256-3335. 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.

One large bedroom in Stittsville, near the bus. Shared laundry, kitchen and bathroom. Gentlemen preferred. References required. $350 + parking. 613-831-7704.

Brockville Rd., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor 1 bedroom. Well maintained deck. Hydro extra. Available immediately. $560/mth. 613-283-1697.

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

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, available immediately. $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5.

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

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.

Carleton Place, 2 bedroom second floor duplex, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, no pets, no smokers. $825/month plus hydro. First and last. References. Quiet people only. Call Andy 613-253-6283.

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

4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Carleton Place. Available March 1. Rent negotiable. 613-612-2727.

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

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

Carleton Place, bachelor suite, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798.

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.

Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, 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.

1 bdrm apt. in Lanark village. $450/month + utilities, fridge, stove, references. 1st & last months rent. MLS# 856377. 613-200-1000.

Almonte and Carleton PlaceGreat bachelor, 1, 2 and 3 bdrm units available! Parking and appliances included. Hurry these won’t last! 613-256-4309.

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

Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Available Feb. 1. Call 613-256-3202

1 bedroom apartment, village of Crow Lake, hydro included. Rent $850. 613-547-3413.

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Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, well located,, available now. $1025 plus utilities, wheelchair access possible. 613-257-5711. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $845/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

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

Elmsley St., Smiths Falls. Large 2nd floor 3 bedroom apt. Laundry, deck, new hardwood, gas fireplace, utilities extra. Available immediately. $900/mth. 613-283-1697.

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.

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

Perth. New townhouses for rent, 2 units on Perthmore St. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open kitchen, full basement and garage, private yard, private drive energy efficient with 3 new appliances, $1,350/month, 1-2 year lease, available immediately; 2 bedroom, 2 bath with many upgrades, private yard, private drive, energy efficient with 5 appliances, includes garage and full basement, $1,350/month, 1-2 year lease. Qualified tennants call Maggie 613-390-2488.

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

Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor (no stairs), $700/month, hydro extra, no pets. (613)296-3455. Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100 Kemptville- Newly renovated older, 3 bedroom farmhouse, near Wal-Mart. Oil furnace, living, dining, large eat-in kitchen (original log wall). Available immediately. Small animal friendly. $1,200/month plus heat and hydro. Horse stalls, turn-out paddock available (extra). Diane 613-258-3166. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.

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Perth beautifully furnished, 1 bed + den, first floor, beside Stewart Park $1000+. 613-720-4712.

Large 2 Bedroom apartment overlooking the water in Oxford Mills. Parking space included. $850.00/month plus hydro. Available immediately. Call 613-258-0163 or e-mail 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 one bedroom, bachelor style comes with a pool table and all utilities included. $895.00. Call Tom, 613-284-1515. Mable St., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor 1-1/2 bedroom apt. Laundry, new hardwood, gas fireplace. Utilities extra. Available immediately. $700/mth. 613-283-1697.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380.

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

Ashton, lower level country home, private ground floor entrance. 1 bedroom, 4 appliances. Phone line, satellite TV, utilities included. Outdoor garage, workshop, storage shed. No pets, no smoking. $1000.00. 613-253-2534.

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Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls, 73 Church St E., large 3 bedroom 1/2 duplex. Appliances included. $900/month plus utilities. 613-285-6054. Smiths Falls Bachelor apartment, $625. Fridge, stove, parking and utilities included. Call Barry 613-867-7368. Smiths Falls- Big and totally renovated insulated 3 bedroom up and down semi-detached. Driveway, small yard, no pets, non-smoking. Available March 1. $1,100 plus utilities. First/last. References required. 613-342-0829. Smiths Falls- bright, spacious 1 bedroom upstairs apt. in clean quiet 4 unit building. Walking distance to Independent Grocers. Fridge, stove, balcony. Mature tenant(s). No pets. No smoking. $550/mth plus utilities. Parking included. Available March 1. 613-283-1272. Smiths Falls, upper 1 bedroom apartment, $675 plus hydro. Available March 1. 613-284-2021. Top part of 3 bedroom house, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, heat, A/C included. Large yard. Ample parking. Walking distance to all amenities in Kemptville. March 1/13. $1,150 plus hydro. 613-258-7803. Two 2 bedroom apartments. Smiths Falls, clean, quiet apartment building. 613-285-5549 ask for Don. 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.

Carleton Place, private for elderly or mentally lenged people. For more mation call 613-253-0853.

Beautiful new energy efficient house, 2020 sq. ft. plus walkout basement, 2.35 acres, across Bennett Lake, 15 minutes north Perth, $329,000. 613-264-9016. Carleton Place, mobile home. 2 bedroom. Recent updates (roof, windows, furnace- too many to list). Selling for health reasons. Marge 613-257-3256. Opportunity to own a beautiful well maintained commercial/residential building in downtown Perth. This is an excellent, high visibility corner location with great parking. Call 613-285-1128. Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

1080 Perth Road- updated 3 bed, 2 bath hi-ranch with finished lower level with too many upgrades to list. $284,900. Ben Wightman, Royal Lepage Team Realty 613-838-4858. 74 acre Perth area; retreat or hobby farm. Unique quality 3 bedroom, like new spacious bungalow, barn. Many mature trees, great privacy. $189,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 Hobby Farm 72 rolling acres, paved road. Like new barn 50’x56’, well, water course runs through. Over $20,000 of standing timber. $72,500. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Majestic hill top waterfront; Westport area. 12 Victorian historic mansion. Garage, studio and boat house. On 6.33 acres. $289,000. A picturesque beauty. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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


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

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

1 bedroom apt. Newly renovated. Fridge and stove. Hot/cold water. $700/mth. Perth. 613-267-2687.


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. (613)264-0203, or 1(888)299-7185.

Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in ALANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 613-257-3138, 613-272-3105, 613-203-3713, 613-826-2566, 613-283-5038. MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS can make this years Valentine’s day something to remember. Let it be the year you meet the partner of your d r e a m s . (613) 257-3531

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Lost, man’s gold band wedding ring. Sat Feb 03. Lost between Shopper’s Drugmart Perth and Barnabe’s YIG. Reward 613-267-3472. Leave message. Lost, Black Persian Cat named Monty with missing ear tips, about 12 lbs. Anywhere from Oxford Street to Van Buren Street, Kemptville. If find, please call 613-258-5132.

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Badger Daylighting is looking for DZ Operators & Labourers for Hydro Vac Services. Email resume to: or fax: 613-839-0172. Contract Position: Energetic, self-motivated individual qualified to work with a young man who has developmental disabilities, in the areas of community participation, job coach, personal skill development ie: computer, expressive communication and recreational/social opportunities. Must have own vehicle, valid driver’s license and provide a current police check. 4 days per week beginning April 1. Interested individuals please send resume to: Cora (fax 613-283-3789) or email: We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Full service fire protection company requires experienced full time fire alarm technician for Ottawa area ASAP, generous benefit package. Apply by email: or fax: (613)749-3757. Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume: GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada – HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to: HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

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

To provide hospitality services at the arena; flexibility in shift work including weekends with no guaranteed hours. NOTE: SMART SERVE CERTIFICATION MANDATORY Please send resume, by February 13th to: Rick St. Dennis Director of Community Services E-mail: Fax: 613-284-8052 In person: 71 Cornelia Street West

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



PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start i m m e d i a t e l y !


Meat Cutter/Meat Wrapper

We are looking for PHONE LINE VOLUNTEERS for our Brockville, Carleton Place, Gananoque, Kemptville, Perth & Prescott OfďŹ ces If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difďŹ culties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible.

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The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services and are currently seeking a:


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VICE PRESIDENT, PATIENT CARE SERVICES & CHIEF NURSING EXECUTIVE Reporting to the President and CEO, the V.P. of Patient Care Services & CNE sets direction, aligns and motivates staff and evaluates clinical programs and activities to support organizational and departmental philosophy, goals and objectives of clinical care service departments. The V.P., Patient Care Services & CNE participates at the executive level and is responsible for tactical organizational and strategic planning and implementation, and supports an overall organizational culture conducive to safe, quality care. Provides leadership and direction in the management of the following areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Cardio-Pulmonary, Laboratory & Infection Control, Nursing Services, Clinical Nutrition, Staff Development, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services (including Physiotherapy, Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, Palliative Care, Day Hospital Program), Discharge Planning, Disaster Preparedness & Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence. In conjunction with team, develops and implements departmental philosophy, goals, objectives and develops departmental plans. Education and Experience: Undergraduate degree in Nursing combined with a postgraduate degree in Nursing or in Health or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience; certiďŹ ed and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario; progressive management experience with at least 5 years at a senior level, Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and CHE certiďŹ ed, is preferred. Your other skills and attributes include an ability to forge excellent interpersonal relationships, proven leadership abilities, well developed communication and presentation skills, progressive attitude and excellent organizational and analytical competencies. For a complete position description and how to apply, please visit our website at

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The Grenville Mutual Insurance Company, a Farm Mutual established in 1892, is presenĆ&#x;ng a unique opportunity to someone presently involved with or being educated to contribute to the agricultural community of Eastern Ontario. Have you, or someone you know, considered puĆŤng your agricultural experience and educaĆ&#x;on to work within a progressive business environment? Good communicaĆ&#x;on, both wriĆŠen and oral is vital, along with strong analyĆ&#x;cal and problem solving skills. We will train the successful applicant to become a Farm/Agricultural Underwriter. In this role, you will require ongoing educaĆ&#x;on and training sponsored by the company, keeping up to date with the insurance industry agricultural community and how best to protect the insurance interest of our policyholders. Please visit our website at to obtain further job specifics and company informaĆ&#x;on OR Apply in strict confidence to; Grenville Mutual Insurance Company c/o Diane Carriere, ExecuĆ&#x;ve Assistant/Corporate Secretary 380 Colonnade Drive Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0

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Clean As A Whistle House Cleaning Services. Call 613-283-9823, cell 613-207-1730.


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

EMC Classifieds Get Results! Rideau Community Health Services is a non-proďŹ t, fully accredited organization that offers primary health care with an emphasis on illness prevention, health promotion, health education and community development. Merrickville District Community Health Centre / Smiths Falls Community Health Centre are hiring the following roles to work effectively as members of our inter-disciplinary team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, allied health professionals, health promoters and support staff. We are hiring for the following position:


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

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Reporting to the Chief Engineer and Designer, qualified candidates trained as an Architectural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering Technologist will be given preference. In lieu of a technology degree, extensive Auto Cad experience and aptitude is an asset, with 3D design skills and the ability to visualize complex shapes. The candidate will be involved in the design and detailing of custom structures. Candidate will be assigned specific projects and create detailed drawings based on geometric calculations pertaining to the Triodetic system. Successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of a 1000 ton hydraulic press, possess previous experience in metal fabricating with good knowledge of blue print reading, use of various measuring tools and shop math. A mechanical background with manufacturing experience in an ISO system is desired.

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Triodetic offers a competitive compensation packages including excellent benefits and working conditions in a modern facility located in the heart of Arnprior, Ontario. Interested persons should submit their resumes in confidence to: Triodetic , a division of Plaintree Systems Inc 10 Didak Drive Arnprior, ON K7S 0C3



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Greensmere is a 36 hole golf facility located 10 minutes west of Scotiabank Place. We are seeking outgoing individuals for the following positions for the 2013 golf season: t $IFGT $PPLT4FSWFST t 1SP4IPQ"TTJTUBOUT %SJWJOH3BOHF  $BSU1FO.BJOUFOBODF1MBZFST  "TTJTUBOUT t $PVSTF.BJOUFOBODFQFSTPOOFM   %BZ/JHIU8BUFSNFO "MM QPTJUJPOT BSF TFBTPOBM  GVMM PS QBSU UJNF &YQFSJFODF XPVME CF QSFGFSSFE 3FTVNĂ?T XJMMCFBDDFQUFEVOUJM'SJEBZ .BSDITU0OMZ those being considered for the positions will be contacted. #FBS)JMM3E $BSQ 0OUBSJP,"- Email: Fax: (613) 839-7773 CLR412275

Clayton Seniors Housing Corporation Clayton, Ontario 613-256-6769 Tenders are invited for Ventilation Upgrade at Clayton Seniors Housing Corporation. Tender Release Date: January 31, 2013 Tender Closing Date: March 15, 2013 For more details and tender packages, please call 613-256-6769 or email:

Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable. Space available for two regular clients in Perth/Smiths Falls area. 613-267-7231. Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.

Lanark County is seeking a high energy, dynamic, professional to ďŹ ll the following temporary full-time opportunity at the Almonte Patrol Yard in our Public Works Department


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OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (POSTING #PW2013-001) MANDATE: Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance of County roads in a safe and efďŹ cient manner. Provide leadership, direction and coordination of Equipment Operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work as well as promote health and safety in the workplace. This position supervises and oversees small construction jobs as well as responds to and investigates any inquiries and complaints from the public. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume. THE EMC - 49 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613. Snowblowing and plowing. Winter checks on houses available. Chain saw work. Garbage removal. 613-926-2749 Ron. (Insured). T&S Flooring- specializing in the installation of hardwood, ceramic, uni-click, etc. Free Estimates! Call 613-349-7998 or email

CLEANING/ JANITORIAL Need help cleaning your house? Call Kathy for your house cleaning solutions. Flexible schedule. 613-256-4461.

Carstar Kanata (Allardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Collision Appraiser(up to $70,000 + a year), Bodytech Needed. This is your opportunity to join the leader in the Canadian collision repair business We offer: Attractive pay plan and career development. Apply today Ted Mills

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BONNECHERE VALLEY FORESTRY looking for bush lot owners interested in having their timber cut. Estimates free, referrals given upon request. Rene Mousseau, Proprietor, Call weekdays 7-8 pm, 613-433-7048 and weekends anytime 613-628-3317

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158

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The Project Management Services involves complete renovation/retrofitting of the Murphy Park Pavilion (corner of Park Ave. and George St. in Smiths Falls ). A mandatory site meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Please meet at the main entrance off Park St. The successful Project Manager will be required to furnish a 50% Performance Bond and a 50% Labour & Materials Payment Bond. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Documents may be obtained from the office of the undersigned. Mr. Rick St. Dennis Director of Community Services Corporation of The Town Of Smiths Falls 71 Cornelia St. W. Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A-0A5 (613) 283-4124, ext. #6101

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- To develop new personal care formulations and products supporting new business initiatives, improve product quality attributes, and to be cost effective. These products include bar soaps, liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. - To design and develop robust processes and procedures that supports the product development ďŹ&#x201A;ow from the lab to scale up production that optimizes manufacturing procedures. - To support customers with the formulation and development of new products. - To provide technical and regulatory expertise ensuring the developed products are safe, compliant to regulatory requirements, and to support Sales information requirements Job Requirements: - A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or a College accreditation in Cosmetic Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 -8 years of related formulation development experience. - A strong technical and practical knowledge of raw materials and related technologies in the cosmetic industry. - Hands on working experience and knowledge of analytical instruments and test methods for conducting chemical and physical testing of cosmetic applications. - Strong interpersonal, and verbal/ written communication skills, able to work independently or a part of an integrated project team. - A self- motivated individual, organized, detail oriented who can multi-task, and meet dynamic timelines. Send Resume to:

Qualifications: t Individual must have knowledge and related experience in the field of property management. t Experience and knowledge of not for profit organizations t Working knowledge of Quick Books Small Business Accounting System t Familiarity with Budgets, Financial Statements and Accounting Records t Calculate and collect rents; t Liaise and communicate with tenants as required t Basic knowledge of Landlord Tenancies Act and Social Programs t Excellent written and oral communication skills Please send resumes to: The Chairman North/Central Housing P.O. Box 275 Sharbot Lake, ON KOH 2PO Closing Date: 3:00 p.m. February 15, 2013 Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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(viewing from 8:30 am) Everyone come and enjoy the auction! We are selling quality antiques and furniture, beautiful glassware and interesting collectibles from Ottawa and area estates. From the helpful and qualified staff to the homemade cooking, we have it all! See for more detailed listing. Terms - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill 613-445-3269 613-821-2946

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EMC News – Jeanette Scott (right) from the Almonte Textile Museum accepts a $200 donation from Jane and Anne Graham, co-presidents of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario organization Dec. 6. The holiday luncheon took place at Trinity United Church in Smiths Falls. Photo by STACEY ROY


COMPLEX DECISIONS A few weeks ago, a group of students from Arklan Community Public School visited the Town Hall along with teacher, Heather Strachan, as part of their Social Studies program. Both Town Clerk, Duncan Rogers, and I were impressed by their knowledge of local government and the depth of their questions.

Don’t forget to check out what your local library branches have to offer

Pakenham Library • Banking On America by Howard Green – how TD Bank rose to the top and took on the U.S. (Non-fiction) • The Memory Clinic by Tiffany Chow, MD – stories of hope and healing for Alzheimer’s patients and their families (Non-fiction) • Cesar Millan’s Short

Guide to a Happy Dog by Cesar Millan – 98 essential tips and techniques (Nonfiction) • The Wisdom of Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan – stories of remarkable encounters and timeless insights (Non-fiction) Almonte Library • Tax-free Savings Accounts by Gordon Pape – how TFSAs (tax free savings account) can make you rich (Non-fiction) • Canada’s Favourite Recipes by Rose Murray – Canadian classics, the name says it all (Non-fiction) • Enter Mourning by Heather Menzies – a memoir on death, dementia and coming home (Non-fiction) • How to Know God by Deepak Chopra – the soul’s

EMC Events – ‘Soup for Thought’ is back for a second year. This year’s soup bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 2 starting at noon at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Fabulous handmade soup bowls will once again be provided by the talented artisans at the Almonte Potters’ Guild. Customers get to choose their favourite bowl and take it home with them after a delicious lunch. Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the installation of exterior lighting at the Textile Museum. Local restaurants have once more generously offered to provide the soup for our fundraiser. New contributors this year will be Trisha Donaldson from Almonte Riverside Inn and Kitchen and Sally Parson from The Palms

coffee shop. They will add their delectable fare to the mouthwatering delights created by Richard Kletnieks from the Heirloom Café Bistro, Amanda Beaulieu from J.R.’s Family Restaurant, Theo Yeaman from the Mill Street Crepe Company, Steve Falsetto from the Café Postino and Julie and Jason Moffatt from Foodies Fine Foods. Homemade desserts will be provided by the Friends of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Don’t miss this chance to sample sumptuous soups by some of our outstanding local chefs while acquiring a unique pottery treasure. Tickets are $20, children six to 16-years-old are $10 and under six are free. They are available at Baker Bob’s and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

Library hours Pakenham branch hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Almonte branch hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number in Pakenham is 613-624-5306, and to reach Almonte, call 613256-1037. Visit library’s website at

Complex issues require complex solutions. They also require an in-depth understanding of complex consequences that result from decisions. This is where a dedicated staff and council working together for the betterment of the community, make fiscally, socially, and environmentally responsible decisions to ensure that the town’s present and future is strong, secure, and sustainable. Thanks, James, for your question. Sometimes, I wish we had a simple answer!


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Quite frankly, some decisions that we make are relatively straightforward, and do not require a great deal of research and study either by Council or Staff. However, many issues are exceptionally complex and have long-term implications for the future well-being of the community. Last year, for example, we dealt with the decision to extend McNeely Avenue linking Highways 7 and 15. What propelled us into making that decision was the fact that increased traffic was putting pressure on the 7 and 15 intersection. Further development along McNeely Avenue may have been limited until the town developed a solution satisfactory to the Ministry of Transport. A myriad of studies were conducted through the environmental assessment process before the extension of McNeely Avenue was given the green light. It then became imperative that the cost-sharing for the extension was worked out fairly among all the players – land owners, developers, various levels of government, and the Town. At the County level, following a presentation by our CAO to County Council members and staff, we successfully lobbied for the County to agree to take over the extension as a County road (the existing McNeely Avenue is already a county road) and to pay for additional lanes when growth requires. In conjunction with all the other issues, Staff worked to acquire an additional 35 acres of Employment Land west of Highway 15; this area will open for development when traffic lights are installed at the new intersection. I have really only skimmed the surface of the scope of this project, but it is an example of the complexities of the decisions that are made by your Council, be it planning for current and future sewer and water needs, lobbying for a new hospital, or scrutinizing the annual budget .







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EMC Lifestyle – Fabulous new non-fiction selections have been added to our collections, with subjects from cookbooks, to health, to the philosophical. They are timely, interesting and ready to be loaned out. Don’t forget all those incredible fiction, both adult and junior as well! A few of the many highlights this week include…


One particular question stood out for me, and I’ve thought about it – and my answer – numerous times since. Ten-year old James Horne asked, ‘What is the hardest part of your job?’ Now, it didn’t take me long to answer, ‘Making sure you make the right decisions and doing what’s best for the Town’. That truly is, of course, why we were elected, and the residents of the Town should expect nothing less.


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Children and youth receive funding from annual IODE bonspiel By LAURIE WEIR

EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Celebrating their 15th year on the ice, the IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire) Carleton Place chapter hosted their popular bonspiel Saturday, Feb. 2 to a full house of participants. Guests filled the Carleton Place Curling Club where they enjoyed a full day of curling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two eight-end games â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a luncheon, and an evening meal. Prizes filled the lounge that were â&#x20AC;&#x153;generously donated by our sponsors,â&#x20AC;? said Hilda Docker, who is the treasurer of the Captain Hooper Chapter, and has been doing so for 31 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have four major fundraisers a year, and this is our first one,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a bridge luncheon in April, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning a trip to Cape Cod in June and we also have a craft show in October.â&#x20AC;? Funds raised from the chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s various events go to help children and youth in the community through educational scholarships, and donations to various organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a great amount of support from our community partners,â&#x20AC;? says Peggy Gallipeau, a member of the group who helped organize the bonspiel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have teams this year from Ottawa, Almonte and Carleton Place, but in the past weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had them from Perth,

Smiths Falls and Manotick.â&#x20AC;? Scholarships are given at the end of June to local students. Funds are also used throughout the year to support children in programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lanark County Interval House, the county food bank, Christmas

basket fund, summer camps and the snow suit fund and many more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donate funds through the year,â&#x20AC;? says Docker. The group is already making plans to celebrate Carleton Place chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100th anniversary, taking place in 2017.

The 15th annual IODE curling bonspiel took place at the Carleton Place Curling Club on Saturday, Feb. 2.Mandy Perrier, far left, of Almonte coaxes the rock into the house. Jon McLaren, left, skip of the Ottawa team, gives direction to his mates. Skip Tom Brown (throwing) and his team of (from the left) Debbie Lytle, Barb Lough and Ed Carew from Carleton Place were taking in the action early Saturday in their first draw of the day. Photos by LAURIE WEIR


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Almonte Thunder’s Parker feels at home between the pipes “The coach told him that they were planning to have me as one of the starting goalies. That was a real turning point for me,” said Parker. That first year her team won the league and every tournament they entered, including the Ladies Boston Slam Tournament. She played minor bantam on a girls team and switched to boys hockey with the Nepean Raiders at midget for two years. She switched back to girls hockey to get exposure with different post-secondary schools. “It was a really fun experience and nice to be in the same room as the rest of the teams but the level of practice was not as competitive as the (Kanata) Stallions or Raiders,” Parker said. Parker is currently studying Commerce concentrating in Business Law at Carleton University and is hoping to go away on a scholarship next year. She is being wooed by a number of schools in Canada and NCAA Division I schools. She lives in Nepean and attended St. Joseph’s High School last year in Barrhaven and doesn’t find the balance of driving to Carleton and Almonte to be a problem.


EMC Sports – Peyton Parker feels at home between the pipes. Parker is the backup goalie for the Almonte Thunder and if she is not on the ice in a game or practicing, she is there working as a goalie coach or at Scotiabank Place. The 18-year-old has embraced her Jr. B teammates who treat her like one of the guys, but the thing is, she’s a girl; the first girl ever to play for the Almonte Thunder. “Almonte has never had a girl on the team and in all honesty, we weren’t really too sure how it would work out, but she is just one of the boys,” said Jeff Hawkins, general manager of the Thunder. “That’s the way she wanted to be treated and that’s the way we treat her.” Parker calls her teammates respectful as she changes in the same room as the rest of the team and they just tell her to look away or leave when needed. “They chirp me and treat me like one of the guys. It’s great because I don’t want to be treated any differently,” she said. At the start of the season she said that some of the other teams would try and run her down but everyone is used to it now. Late start Parker admits she loved watching hockey growing up and would play on the outdoor rink her father built. “I would always be in net and he wasn’t fond of me playing goalie because he was a defenceman and had more

Peyton Parker warms up during Sunday’s afternoon tilt against the Blue Wings in Perth. She says she’s having lots of fun in her rookie year of Jr. B action and has learned a lot by watching veteran netminder Dominic Plaschy.


a few hours before she was set to be on the ice. “I had blisters on my feet and I couldn’t put my feet in my skates because they hurt so much,” said Parker. Her father called the coach and explained she wasn’t going to be out to any more practices. experience out of the net,” said Parker. “I was out on the rink with a JOFA helmet and whatever equipment I could find.” Most kids start playing organized sports when they are five-years-old, but that wasn’t

the case for Parker. She started playing minor peewee (13/14-year-olds) after she went to AA tryouts because the wait for house league was too long. The tryouts didn’t start well as her father took her to buy goalie skates only

Road to Almonte She decided it was best for her to tryout for a guy’s team

to further her sporting career. “I took the initiative that if I wanted to be the best I have to play with the best,” said Parker. She had a solid camp with the Hawkesbury Hawks Jr. A team and walking into her first away game was an interesting experience. “Going into the game there were so many fans and I got so many looks from everyone,” she explained of her experience walking into the arena. “You had to walk in through the gate and they wanted me to pay and I was like ‘I’m playing.’ It was an amazingly intense experience and was a big step for me.” That game in Cornwall, she posted a shutout. “I didn’t do anything wrong and I had some really great saves. It was a cool feeling,” Parker said. After the camp, Ian Henderson, general manager for the Hawks, called her and said he would find her a spot on a Jr. B team. Six teams then called her, including Hawkins from the Almonte Thunder. Gananoque was also interested but it was too far for Parker. “Jeff called and said ‘We play tonight in Stittsville, five minutes from your house, come and play,’” explained Parker. “I signed at the end of the See GOALIE page A/CP19

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first period.” Hawkins explained they had five goalies that were supposed to attend their main camp but only ended up with one. “We thought she was going to be an ideal backup for us. Very athletic and quick with a great attitude,” he said. Thus far she has played in nine games in what she calls a really strong division. She earned her only win against Shawville. “It was my first Jr. B win and it was a pretty good feeling, I got the game puck and I was able to help my team get two points,” Parker commented. The biggest challenge for her is the fact that she has had to change her playing style due to her size. “I’m only 5’6” and the guys are all 6’3” so I have to act like a 6’ goalie,” said Parker. “I have to come a foot out of my net more than I normally would to cut down the angles. That’s the biggest adjustment. I’ve basically mastered that style. It gives them nothing to shoot at, plus I’m quick and can get back up.” Hawkins thinks she has played well overall in her nine appearances this year. “She has played well overall. She has had a couple of tough games where she didn’t play well, but she bounced back,” he said. “She is a small goalie so she has had to adjust her positional play and

play further out of the net than she was used to.” He also calls her a great person. “She is funny, personable, gets along great with other players, works hard at practice and helps out in the dressing room with chores,” said Hawkins. “She has an infectious enthusiasm. She loves hockey, loves playing and loves being a member of the team.” There is only one thing he is disappointed about this year. “We haven’t gotten her into more games, but Dominic (Plaschy) is our starter and we are in a desperate situation to get into the playoffs. She has been a great teammate and comes to practice and works hard waiting for her chance,” said Hawkins. Parker said she continues to learn so much at each practice. “I really look up to Dominic. He’s really good at handling the puck and I watch and learn from him,” said Parker. “Watching him play has made me a better goalie. It’s good to look up to him and have him there.” She is grateful for their strong relationship; they warmup together and are able to relate to each other in game situations. She is also thankful for the Thunder coaching staff. “They always give me pointers and have helped me become the goalie I am today,” Parker said. Role model This year the team was sell-

ing tickets for a game that night and Parker saw a young female goalie. One of the players told her their female goalie (Parker) was playing tonight and the girl got her parents to purchase tickets. After the game the same young girl came up to Parker. She gave her the game puck and signed an autograph for her. “It was a heartwarming experience. She used to play the same league as I did and it’s basically giving her hope that there is no limit,” she said. She encourages more fans to come out and watch the team and really liked the big crowd in Pakenham during the recent Frost Festival. Parker is optimistic about the last few games and thinks the Thunder can finish strong. “We are on such a high right now and everyone is performing, we are a completely different team than at the start of the season,” she said. Asked if she thinks more girls can play goalie at the same level she responds by saying they need to be mentally prepared. “Are you willing to stand in front of 100 mile per hour shots?” asked Parker. “If girls want to play they can. I love guys hockey for the challenge. I’m not scared. I find it exciting when a guy gets ready to take a slap shot. When you’re in the game and mentally prepared, nothing is too hard because your skills develop over time.”

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Canadians continue torrid pace, win ninth in a row in Pembroke EMC Sports – It was a lighter than usual week for Carleton Place Canadians in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) but they definitely made the best of their only contest in seven days! The red-hot Canadians doubled Pembroke Lumber Kings 4-2 in front of nearly 1,200 Pembroke fans, Sunday afternoon, running their season high winning streak to nine games. The important triumph moved Canadians (33-161-1) back to within two points of idle Ottawa Junior Senators in the battle for first place overall in the 12-team Tier 1 Junior A loop. The injury-hit Junior Sens split their two games last week, edging visiting Nepean Raiders 5-4 Wednesday but falling 3-2 to the last place Gloucester Rangers in an Yzerman Division clash in Orleans Friday. Ottawa is currently missing six players due to injury or illness. However, veteran Senators’ head coach and general manager Rick Dorval isn’t using that fact as an excuse for his team’s recent performances. Sens have dropped seven of their last 11 outings, although two of the setbacks came in shootouts and one in overtime. “I’m not blaming any of our losses on injuries. Many teams go through periods like this,” Dorval told the Canadian/ Gazette EMC Monday. A close look at the injury and illness list makes it clear Junior Senators face a challenge as the 62-game schedule quickly winds down. Among the missing are two

of their top four scorers. “We’ve got a lot of guys out right now. We have to hope we are deep enough to continue to compete,” Sens’ coach observes. With half a dozen starters on the shelf Dorval is looking to affiliated players to fill the holes in his line-up. “Without affiliates I’m down to nine forwards and five defencemen for Wednesday’s game against Hawkesbury,” the veteran hockey man notes. Ottawa has also been without two or three other regulars who have been battling colds and flu. Dorval himself has been fighting “the dressing room cold” for three weeks. “It’s been a little tough lately. But hopefully we can win a few and stay on top,” the head coach states. Dorval paid a major compliment to his club’s nearest pursuers, the high flying Canadians. “You have to compliment them on nine straight wins. “I thought from Day 1 we would be facing Carleton Place in the playoffs. They are a very good team,” he said. Two absentees No team is immune from injuries and Canadians are also missing two important players. Defenceman Larry Smith and right winger Alex Frere are both out. Carleton Place head coach Jason Clarke says both are missed but Frere’s absence from the powerplay is noticeable. “We definitely miss a guy like Alex, especially on the powerplay,” the coach said Monday. It’s unknown when the two will return although

Smith is the closest to rejoining the team. It was another interesting week in the CCHL with two clubs in particular setting a torrid pace. As mentioned, Canadians won their ninth in a row Sunday afternoon, doubling the Lumber Kings in Pembroke. Meanwhile, in Kemptville, Brockville Braves got another strong goaltending performance Sunday afternoon to record their fourth straight victory. It was Braves’ 14th triumph in their last 16 games. They have lost just twice in regulation time since Nov. 16, a remarkable feat for a team that struggled badly early in the campaign. As for the Carleton Place performance Sunday, Clarke had high praise for goalie Brendan O’Neill. “Pembroke played a really solid game. Our goaltender (O’Neill) won us the game with some key saves.” With 70 points Ottawa tops the league and Yzerman Division standings. They are seven points up on second place Pembroke in the division. Defending champion Nepean is just one behind Lumber Kings. Raiders bounced Cumberland Grads 8-3 Sunday in Navan. With 68 points the streaking Canadians lead the very tight Robinson Division by two points over Brockville. Cornwall Colts are a single point behind Braves while Smiths Falls Bears are two back of Cornwall. In the battle for the eighth and final playoff place Kanata Stallions surged back into the lead Friday with a 6-0 shutout win over last place Kemptville 73’s. Hawkesbury Hawks, who

had moved into eighth with an important win in Kanata last Tuesday, lost to visiting Cumberland 6-2 Friday to fall back again. In Pembroke Sunday the visiting Canadians outshot the home team 36-30 on their way to the 4-2 triumph. Carleton Place scored the only two goals of the third period to extend their winning run to nine on the trot. Team captain Luke Martin sealed an important victory, firing his second of the game and 17th of the season into the empty Pembroke cage with 32 seconds remaining. The host Lumber Kings took the early lead on Jordan Boucher-Gould’s 14th goal at 2:41 of the opening frame. Almonte native Martin tied it with a shorthanded effort at the 7:47 mark of the first. Pembroke native Lucas Gonu gave Carleton Place the lead with his third goal in 16 games at the 12:10 mark of period two. Gonu was traded to Canadians in a deal with Kemptville on Dec. 13. Veteran forward Stephen Hrehoriak tied the game for Lumber Kings with 1:13 left in the middle frame. In the final period centre Evan Peterson converted a set-up from Gonu into the game-winning goal at the 4:28 mark. Peterson also had an assist for a two-point afternoon. The 18-year-old Winnipeg native is Canadians’ fifth leading scorer with 41 points including 29 assists in 49 appearances. Peterson was chosen as the game’s first star! O’Neill improved to 13-6 in the Carleton Place goal. Kings’ Darren Smith saw his record fall to 17-10 at the other end of the ice. Both teams were handed

five penalties. Pembroke right winger Emilio Audi was tagged with the only major, a 10 minute misconduct for harassment of an official in the opening stanza. Friday night Carleton Place entertains Gloucester in a 7:45 p.m. face-off. Sunday afternoon arch rivals Smiths Falls will be the visitors for a 3 p.m. puck drop. Blueline ramblings Carleton Place forward Alex Globke was named the ‘Player of the Month’ in the CCHL Monday. Globke, a 19-year-old centre from Waterford, Michigan led Canadians to an impressive 8-2 record in January. The 6’ 2”, 194 pound centre collected 20 points including 11 goals, in those 10 games. Globke leads Canadians in scoring with 58 points including 35 assists. He has played in all 51 games for the hockey club. As of Monday Globke was 11th in the league scoring race. The win Sunday gave Canadians a 3-2 record against Pembroke this season. The teams meet once more during the campaign, Feb. 22 in Carleton Place. Three Canadians’ players have recently received scholarships from Ameri-

can universities. Forward Kevin Dufour has committed to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for the 2013-2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 campaign. Dufour, a 22-year-old left winger from Beaufort, Quebec is the second leading scorer for Carleton Place this season. As of Monday he had 48 points including 22 goals in 49 games. Defencemen Smith and Elias Ghantous have also committed their futures to a combination of school and hockey at NCAA Division 1 schools. Ghantous, a threeyear veteran, will move to Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania in time for the 2014-2015 season. Ghantous, 19, of Gloucester has a goal and 12 assists for Carleton Place this season. Also committed for 2014-2015 is blueliner Smith, a 19-year-old from Grand Island, New York who is in his first campaign in the CCHL. Smith will study and play hockey at Niagara University in Lewiston, New York near Niagara Falls. Smith has three goals and 18 helpers in 34 games for Canadians this season but, as mentioned, is currently on the injury list.



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Farm Boy, a local fresh food retailer entices customers to help raise funds for the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living with their second annual CHEO coupon book.

Monies raised have contributed to the purchase of much needed equipment for the hospital and for the development of the Farm Boy Fun Park, an outdoor play area for children and their families to use during their stay at the hospital. This year, Farm Boy has pledged all fundraising proceeds to the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living to help kids at risk of weight related health complications and their families achieve a healthier, active lifestyle. Given the fresh food retailers focus on wholesome fresh foods, it’s a natural fit. To kick off this year’s fundraising efforts, Farm Boy presented CHEO with a cheque for $50,000 to be used

by the centre. “I’m proud of how our customers and our employees have helped make this donation possible,” said Jeff York, Farm Boy CEO. “Together we can all help children in our community embrace healthy active lifestyles, including healthy eating.”

“We would like to thank Farm Boy customers and staff for continuing to be so supportive of CHEO. The new coupon book is a great way to save money and improve the lives of kids at the same time.”

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EMC News – Supporting kids in the community and eating well have always been a key focus for Farm Boy and their customers who have together raised over $1.2 million for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through in-store fundraising campaigns like the CHEO bear cookie and CHEO coupon book.

Farm Boy Chief Executive Officer, Jeff York presents Kevin Keohane, President and CEO of the CHEO foundation with a cheque for $50,000 which will go towards the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living.

All proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

THE EMC - A/CP23 - Thursday, February 7, 2013


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Almonte Thunder win against Perth, lose to Ottawa and Renfrew By TIFFANY LEPACK

EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Almonte Thunder are neck and neck in a hot playoff race in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League (EOJHL). The Thunder dropped two games this weekend but were victorious against the top team in their division, the Perth Blue Wings. The top four teams in both divisions (Metro and Valley) make the playoffs and Almonte is currently in fifth place with only five games remaining. The Thunder have a record of 14-20-2-1 for 31 points and are chasing both the Stittsville Royals, 15-19-3-0 for 33 points and the Arnprior Packers, 17-19-0-2 for 36 points. The Thunder host Shawville on Friday, Feb. 8 who are currently behind Almonte with a record of 12-22-1-1

for 26 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shawville is only four points behind us and they are playing tough,â&#x20AC;? said Jeff Hawkins, general manager of the Almonte Thunder. The team then travels to Stittsville on Sunday, Feb. 10 for what could be a pivotal game in the final standings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we win both games we control our destiny,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to work Stittsville, they are a good team and they have a good goalie. Both games are going to be tight games.â&#x20AC;? The last game of the week for the Thunder is in Almonte against the Blue Wings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would assume they would come in hard to prepare for the playoffs,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully we are in good shape in the standings and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry too much about that game.


The Almonte Jr. B Thunder earned a Super Bowl win on Sunday in Perth to the tune of 6-2. Pictured Brandon Mendham (14) picked up an assist in the game. Kyle Killeen (12) is pictured cruising in behind. Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tanner Knight (7) and Matt DiMillo (3) try to keep Almonte in check. Canadians 6 Almonte 1 Hawkins thought the team had a good game against the Canadians, although the team loss 6-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 29. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess the biggest thing

is they are such a good team and they wore us down,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins on the Ottawa Canadians. The Canadians are currently in first place in the Metro

Division with a record of 2810 for 56 points. Riley Shore put the Thunder on the scoreboard at 12:31 of the first period and the Thunder were able to hold the Canadians to just two goals in the second period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first two periods were fantastic but we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t maintain it,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played two really good periods and the third period wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too good and they took advantage of it.â&#x20AC;? Renfrew 3 Almonte 0 The weekend didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start off much better for the team as they were blanked by the Renfrew Timberwolves 3-0 in Renfrew on Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play very well at all,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dominic (Plaschy) played super in net but the team didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any jump.â&#x20AC;? He gave credit to the Tim-

berwolves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renfrew has a good solid squad,â&#x20AC;? he said. Almonte 6 Perth 2 On Sunday, against the Perth Blue Wings, the Thunder needed the win and they came out firing on all cylinders defeating the Blue Wings 6-2 in Perth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perth has a really good team,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played really well; better than Friday.â&#x20AC;? Almonte had goals from a number of players in the win, including Pat Dick who had two goals and one assist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pat played well but everyone is contributing,â&#x20AC;? said Hawkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are getting a lot of goals from different areas. We have played well and turned it around in the last little while.â&#x20AC;? Also scoring for the Thunder were Andrew Rowbotham, Alex Szabo, Liam Killeen and Shore.



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Jones celebrates first career classic-ski medal in team sprint EMC Sports – Perianne Jones and Daria Gaiazova celebrated the first Canadian medal on the 2014 Olympic venues in Sochi, Russia, winning the bronze medal in a World Cup classic-ski team sprint race on Sunday. Gaiazova, of Banff, Alta., and Jones, of Almonte, dug deep with a gutsy effort on the tricky Olympic track to win their first team sprint medal together in a photo finish. The 27 year-old Jones skied the first leg for the Canadians around the 1.3-kilometre track, which climbs to a plateau and flows along the top before plummeting down into the stadium for the finish. Struggling on the climb, Jones battled to keep contact with the pack before handing off to Gaiazova for her first of three trips around the Sochi trail. Athletes tag each other between each leg. “I was really struggling with my skis on the first lap, and then the techs totally aced it and responded so well by giving me a new pair of skis that worked for the final two laps,” said Jones. “This is a huge confidence boost for sure. Daria and I are both feeling good in classic right now so we were really looking forward to today.” “Oh my god, that was so much fun today,” beamed Gaiazova, who had her best individual result three weeks ago when she was fourth in a

sprint race in Liberec, Czech Republic. “I was coming down the finish with the Norwegian girl and I remember thinking to myself ‘Do not be fourth again!’ I just went like hell and fought for the podium. I wanted the silver, but I am so happy to get on the podium.” It was a team effort both on and off the snow as warm, sunny conditions played havoc for the world’s best ski techs who were left scrambling to find the proper kick wax before and during the race. Watching Jones’ painful first lap, the team’s wax techs

scrambled to get the 29-yearold Gaiazova on the right skinny skis that would get the Canucks back on track and guide them to the podium. “That was a really tough waxing day, and our techs worked so hard to get us on the podium today,” said Gaiazova. “They finally chose my skis seven minutes before I had to race. I give them lots of credit for this medal.” Battling from the back of the group over the next three exchanges, the field came together in the second ex-

change as the Russians and Norwegians got tangled up and crashed in the transition area. Working their way in the middle of the pack, Jones set Gaiazova up for a run at the podium sending her World Cup comrade off for her final lap in fifth spot where she double poled like mad to the memorable finish. It was the second-career podium finish for both Gaiazova and Jones in a team sprint, but first with each other, and the first classic-ski medal in the discipline for these Canadian women.

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Almonte’s Perianne Jones, pictured above at a recent competition, won a bronze medal in a World Cup classic-ski team sprint race on Sunday.


IODE Purchases Needed Equipment for Three Units at the Carleton Place Hospital! The IODE has been a long-time supporter of CPDMH and has assisted with the purchase of other medical equipment for various departments in the hospital. Some of these items include two day care chairs for the recovery room; a new blood drawing chair for the hospital’s laboratory; a dual flow pump and a wandering alarm for the inpatient unit; and a portable oxygen saturation unit for the Hospital’s outpatient department. The Captain Hooper Chapter of the IODE began in Carleton Place on February 12, 1917 and is one of the oldest continuous chapters of the IODE. The IODE is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs. Throughout the year the Captain Hooper Chapter supports many community organizations such as the Therapeutic Riding Programme; Lanark County Food Bank; Children’s Aid Summer Camp and Snowsuit Fund;

bursaries for Notre Dame, Carleton Place and Almonte high schools; and donations to both CPDMH and the Almonte General Hospital. “We are very proud of what we are able to accomplish for our community,” stated Bev Shepley, President of the IODE – Captain Hooper Chapter. “It brings us great joy to know that we doing our part to make a difference… but none of this would have been possible without our fantastic members and all the support we receive at our fundraisers throughout the year – for which we are truly thankful!” Anyone interested in becoming a member or requiring more information on the Captain Hooper Chapter of the IODE is asked to contact Hilda Docker at 613-253-1516. New members are always welcome!

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The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation is pleased to announce that the IODE - Captain Hooper Chapter has given a donation of $500 towards the purchase of needed equipment for three units at the Hospital. The items include a hanging Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) centre for the emergency department; an extra-long blood pressure cuff for the surgical unit; and a large weigh scale for the operating and recovery rooms. The donation was presented during the IODE’s December meeting. “We are very appreciative of the care that the Carleton Place Hospital provides to our community. We also know that the Hospital looks to the community for support each year in order to meet their equipment needs so that they can continue to provide quality care to their many patients,” stated Hilda Docker, Treasurer of the IODE. “We are pleased to know that our gift is reaching numerous areas of the Hospital and that both staff and patients will benefit from it.” The extra-long blood pressure cuffs and scale will be used by patients using the surgical unit and operating and recovery rooms. The hanging PPE centre was requested by the Hospital for the emergency department in order to increase staff access to the centre so that they are better able to protect themselves and their patients. “Our hospital is dedicated to patient safety and purchasing a hanging PPE centre is one more way that we can ensure that all of our staff have quick access to personal protective equipment in order to best protect themselves and the patients in our care,” stated Esther Houle, Chief Nursing Officer of CPDMH. “We know the ladies involved in the IODE work really hard to raise money for the betterment of our community and we are very honoured to be the recipient of their efforts.”

THE EMC - A/CP25 - Thursday, February 7, 2013


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Ottawa Valley Silver Seven wins Silver Stick championship more exciting for the boys.” The International Silver Stick Association has been honored by having the original Silver Stick used for opening ceremonies in 1958 displayed in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto since 1982. Each year, after all the Silver Stick Finals Tournaments are completed, a plaque is placed in the Hall of Fame display case listing the team names of all the champions for that year. The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven will be honored to be included on that plaque for 2013. Interestingly, even though the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven hockey association has had tremendous success in

its relatively short history, this is the first International Silver Stick championship for the Association. As well, the team has two generations of International Silver Stick champions on the team. Mark Seaman (assistant coach) won the midget championship with Newmarket in 1984. His son Eric, can also now claim that title. The Silver Seven road to the 2013 Silver Stick championship – combined stats from Port Huron Finals and Sudbury regional: 11 games, with 10 wins, one loss; 46 goals for to 20 against. Submitted by the Silver Seven Major Peewee team.

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The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Major Peewee AA hockey team won the International Silver Stick tournament, held in Port Huron, Michigan, from Jan. 24 to 27. Above, the team, which includes players from Almonte, Pakenham, Perth, Lanark and Carleton Place, celebrates their win. on top with a 2-1 victory when they scored a late third period goal. With the win, Silver Seven were off to the finals against the Arapahoe Ice Warriors. Both teams were challenged by spectacular defence and goaltending. Oliver Carriere, assisted by Austin Vincent broke the scoreless tie to take the 1-0 lead in the second period. The Ice Warriors responded in the third to tie up the game and force overtime.

More spectacular goaltending by Silver Seven’s Sebastian Dubois was on display in overtime until the 4:55 mark when Ryan Blanchfield scored with a top corner rocket to claim North American minor hockey supremacy and the coveted Silver Stick. “The overtime, it’s certainly a tough way to lose, and my hat goes off to the other team, they were fantastic,” said Baird. “I guess if you could choose to win in overtime, it does make it a little bit more dramatic and

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EMC Sports – The Silver Stick dream continued on for the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Major Peewee AA team as they headed to Port Huron, MI for the International Finals from Jan. 24 to 27 where they earned the Silver Stick championship. The team qualified for this tournament after winning the Sudbury Silver Stick Regional in December. The team went 2-1 in the round robin and that put the team in the first wild card position and set up the quarter-final game against the Ancaster Avalanche. “It’s an emotional weekend,” coach Cameron Baird said. “We actually lost our first game then got on a real nice roll. You had two pretty tired teams (in the finals); it’s a long weekend for a couple groups of 12-year-olds.” In their first game, thee Silver Seven took care of business with a 6-4 win in a nail biter back and forth game that saw three lead changes. Next up were the Farmington Flames in the semi-finals. A victory here would give either team a chance to play in the finals for the coveted Silver Stick. This game was everything it was billed up to be with excellent speed, pinpoint passing, deadly accurate shooting and stone-walled defence and goaltending from both teams. The Silver Seven came out

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