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Schoolâ€™s out Friday The community mourns the loss of a respected former ADHS principal, teacher and coach. Page 2
The Junior B Packers wrap up a six-game homestand this weekend. They went 3-1 in the first four. Page 19
Province imposes contracts, elementary teachers respond with one-day protest Steve Newman Steve.email@example.com
EMC news â€“ Ontarioâ€™s public school elementary teachers will walk off the job this Friday, Jan. 11 in a one-day protest against Education Minister Laurel Brotenâ€™s imposing of contracts on them. It will be the second walkout in less than a month by teachers, education assistants and counsellors upset over the provincial governmentâ€™s Bill 115 that allowed Broten to impose contracts on all teacher groups not coming to an agreement with their school boards by Dec. 31. The teachers had voted strongly in favour of holding a oneday political protest in addition to the Dec. 13 walkout. That decision is being followed through despite it being declared illegal under Bill 115. Instead of picketing at their schools, teachers are expected to congregate at Queenâ€™s Park and several cities around the province this time to give the protest maximum exposure. In response, the Renfrew County District School Board announced that all of its 24 elementary schools will be closed to students Friday. The board said it couldnâ€™t keep the schools open and guarantee student safety. â€œWeâ€™re disappointed to learn education opportunities for our students will be disrupted again,â€? said board chairman David Kaiser. As of press deadline there was no indication that public high school teachers would follow suit and the board said all secondary schools would be open Friday. See FATE OF EXTRA-CURRICULARS, Page 6
Arson charged in Hart fire Sherry Haaima Sherry.firstname.lastname@example.org
An Arnprior family has Renfrew Countyâ€™s first baby of the new year and a Blakney couple has Lanarkâ€™s New Yearâ€™s baby. Page 25
EMC news - A 24-yearold McNab-Braeside man has been charged with setting a Dec. 28 fire that damaged contents in the Hart store and forced a store closure that is still in effect.
Arnprior OPP announced earlier this week that the suspect has been charged with arson-damage to property, and mischief over $5,000. Jason Dennis was released on an appearance notice for court in Renfrew on Jan. 30. See ARNPRIOR, Page 5
Jayci Whalen and Ava Bertrand were among many sledding enthusiasts to go hurtling down Haveyâ€™s Hill near the Nick Smith Centre Saturday. The Arnprior Optimists are making a family toboggan party on the site, also known as Tankâ€™s Hill, a part of their winter carnival this year. The party will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.
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EMC events â€“ Itâ€™s a community event thatâ€™s been a mainstay for more than 30 years. Organizers are gearing up for the 32nd annual Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival and with many of the favourite activities on offer and several new events being planned, including a Friday evening family toboggan party, itâ€™s shaping up to be another great one. From the childrenâ€™s activities and free swimming and skating to the AC/DC cover band and wine tasting, there are plenty of events being planned to help people young and old beat the winter doldrums. The club could not offer the carnival each year without the support of the community and generous donations from local businesses, said club vice-president Chris Toner. â€œThe Arnprior Optimist Club is grateful for all of our local sponsors. Their support is so greatly appreciated,â€? said Toner. â€œWe are so blessed to live in a strong local community that happily supports each othersâ€™ endeavours. The Optimist Club prides itself
as a service club that fundraises in Arnprior â€“ for Arnprior. Supporting our local businesses is very important to us, everyone should shop local.â€? Toner made note that local schools can pick up some fundraising dollars and gain bragging rights by getting involved in the area schools snow/ice sculpture contest. Judging is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18 and cash prizes are available. Another unique addition to this yearâ€™s schedule of events is a program run by the Arnprior Masons on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Masonic Hall at 31 James St from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Masonic Chip child identification program consists of five major components â€“ vital child information, digital fingerprints, digital photographs, video and a dental bite impression or intra oral swab for DNA. All of this data is burned onto a CD, and given to the parents or guardian â€“ nothing is kept on file. The Optimists and Masons hope parents will take advantage of the opportunity, said Toner. See CARNIVAL, Page 4
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In an example of the high regard that former principal and football coach Bill Sly was held by Arnprior District High School staff and students, five members of the Arnprior Redmen senior football team visited him in the Grove Nursing Home in fall of 2010 to share their victory that gave ADHS the William Sly Trophy for capturing the Lanark-Renfrew senior boys football championship. “exceptional” former leaders. Harkins, a former school district superintendent of education and now a trustee with the Renfrew County District School Board, was principal at Central (now Walter Zadow) when Sly was head at ADHS. “We worked closely … he was a great help to me,” he said. “If there was a problem, we worked it out together.
High school students waiting to see if extra-curriculars can be saved However, games starting Feb. 4 are still on the schedule, leading to the hope that the season can be resumed, either with teachers or public volunteers coaching the teams. The dispute is particularly difﬁcult for the high-ﬂying Arnprior District High School senior boys basketball team, which had been given a good shot at making the provincials this year. Whether a resolution is likely is expected to become clear after Wednes-
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EMC news - The Upper Ottawa Valley Athletic Association website offers both despair and hope for student athletes wanting their winter sports seasons to resume. In a move reminiscent of the cancelling of National Hockey League games in season segments before the lockout ended, boys basketball and girls volleyball games in January have been now marked as ‘postponed’ to join those cancelled in mid-December.
EMC news - Tributes are pouring in for a popular former principal, teacher and football coach at Arnprior District High School. William ‘Bill’ Harvey Sly died Monday at the age of 88. He had been a resident of the Grove Nursing Home for several years. The Queen’s University graduate taught at ADHS from 1953 to 1981 and was principal for the last 17 years before retiring. “He was a great educator. It was kids ﬁrst always with him,” said long-time colleague Terry Harkins. “He made a huge impact on the school,” said current principal Neil Farmer. “His legacy certainly remains at the school and will continue to do so for a long, long time.” Farmer said Sly brought class and a great love for his community to the school. He was always very interested in what was going on and under his leadership, ADHS became a true community school, he added. He said Sly worked tirelessly helping with all sorts of extra-curricular activities, with football being his favourite. But he also coached track, volleyball and basketball. “The school was a big part of his life and he was a large part of the school’s,” he said. Farmer noted that with the passing of Sly and another former principal Borden Wallace last year, ADHS has lost two
“He made things happen. I learned a lot from him.” Harkins said Sly was well respected by the other principals in the county, as well as by his staff and students. He said Sly was a strong supporter of physical education and permitted the elementary school’s Grade 7 and 8 students to use the ADHS gymnasium before they had their own. The school’s football team was his greatest pride, noted Harkins. When the 2010 ADHS football team won the Renfrew-Lanark championship to capture the William Sly Trophy he had donated on his retirement, they brought it over to the Grove to show him. That’s typical of the regard students and staff held him in, said Harkins. Sly, who grew up in Foresters Falls, was an accomplished athlete himself, playing hockey and ball in high school in Cobden and at Queen’s. Sly was also a devoted family man. He inﬂuenced many people in his roles as father, teacher, principal and coach. Facebook tributes included such praise as “a great principal”, “very understanding”, and “had integrity.” Sly is survived by his wife Lorraine (Scheel) Sly, daughter Maureen and her husband Chris Havey of Arnprior, son David and his wife Katherine of Westboro, and son Paul and his wife Janet of Pakenham. His funeral was scheduled for today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Anglican Church. For more, see his obituary in the classiﬁed section.
EMC news – Renfrew OPP report an investigation into a domestic dispute last week has resulted in a charge of polygamy against an area man. The man was also charged with assault with a weapon and domestic mischief. His name was not released by police because it could identify family members..
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday January 12th - Saturday January 19th 2013
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Saturday, January 12th: Movie at the O’Brien Theatre 10 am HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Admission $2.00 or a Carnival Button
Thursday, January 17th:
Arena A at 6:30pm – School Obstacle Relay Race (Free pop and chips for all participants) Arena A from 8-9pm – Free Public Skate Community Hall between 5-9pm – two large air bounce activity centres for children ages 2 to teen. Admission is $2.00 or a Carnival Button.
Friday, January 18th:
Area Schools snow/ice sculpture contest – sign up and help your school win cash prizes! Judging to take place on Friday, January 18th. Arena A and B at 6pm – Optimist Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament begins. Swimming Pool from 7-9pm – Free public swimming Havey’s Hill/Tank Hill (at the end of James St) from 7-9pm – Family tobogganing party! Come out and enjoy our great winter weather tobogganing with family and friends. There will be music, a warm fire, free hot chocolate and lots of fun. Community Hall from 5:30pm-1am – Pub night with entertainment starting at 9pm by Great Scott - Canada’s ultimate AC/DC tribute band and the very popular baked goods and food auction
Saturday, January 19th:
Who will win this year’s coveted title of Mr. and Mrs. Wine Tasting at the Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival wine-tasting event Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Nick Smith Centre? Pictured are last year’s winners Helmut Sartarelli and Mandy Toner, chosen because they were having too much fun. Is that possible?
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The first in a host of activities included in the carnival takes place this Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the O’Brien Theatre when families can enjoy the movie Hotel Transylvania with admission of just a carnival button ($2, available at the theatre). Next up on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Nick Smith Centre Arena A at 6:30 p.m. is the school obstacle relay race, which includes free pop and chips for all participants. Renfrew County public school board teachers anger at Bill 115 may affect the turnout, but the event will take place in some form, said Toner. Also Thursday there is a free public skate from 8-9 p.m. and bounce activity centres in the community hall from 5-9 p.m. for children ages 2 to teen. Admission is $2 or a carnival button. FRIDAY
Arena A and B all day – Optimist Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament Community Hall from 7-11am – Shanty breakfast, cost is $6 or $3 for children 12 and under. Shriner’s clowns arrive at 8:30am Masonic Hall (31 James St.) from 10-2pm – Masonic Chip child identification program. It consists of five major components – vital child information, digital fingerprints, digital photographs, video and a dental bite impression or intra oral swab for DNA. All of this data is burned onto a CD, and given to the parents or guardian – nothing is kept on file. Check out www.masonichip.ca for further details. Community Hall from 10:30am-12:30pm – Children’s entertainment: Magic show starring Michael Bourada followed by great circus comedy starring Zip-E the circus clown. Community Hall from 1-3:30pm – great live entertainment with Kyle Felhaver and friends Swimming Pool from 1-3pm – Free public swimming Community Hall 7pm – Winter Carnival Wine Testing. Come and enjoy great wines from around the world. Learn about selecting great value wines, storing, serving, matching wine with food and much more. Advanced tickets are only $30 or $250 for a reserved VIP table for 8. Tickets available at Mulvilhill Insurance or call Chris Toner (623-1646) or Dan Perfitt (623-6790).
Then, on Friday night, families are encouraged to grab their toboggans, sleds and crazy carpets and head to Havey’s Hill (also known as Tank Hill) between the ends of James and Havey streets from 7-9 p.m. for the family tobogganing party. Come out and enjoy the great winter weather tobogganing with family and friends, say organizers. The fun includes a warm fire, free hot chocolate and lots of fun. Organizers remind parents that younger children should be supervised at the event. The town will be blocking off the street at the bottom of the hill to ensure everyone’s safety. Also on Friday is the start of the Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament, an event expected to draw 16 teams or more. “Jack Smith was a very active member in our club,” said Toner. There’s also free public swimming at the pool from 7-9 p.m. Friday is also time for rocking out in the
community hall with the pub night running from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Great Scott, Canada’s ultimate AC/DC tribute band, is part of the fun beginning around 9 p.m., as well as the very popular baked goods and food auction. Admission to the show is a carnival button and a donation to the carnival. “It would be really nice to have people make donations at the door,” said Toner, who noted the band may cost a bit more than others, but the high energy show is well worth it. SATURDAY
On Saturday, start the day off with a shanty breakfast in the community hall from 7 to 11 a.m. Breakfast is just $6 adults, $3 for kids and the fun includes a visit from the Shriner’s clowns. The hockey tournament continues, along with the child identification program run by the Masons. Learn more at www.masonchip.ca. The day also brings children’s entertainment in the community hall from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., featuring magic by Michael Bourada followed by great circus comedy starring Zip-E the circus clown. The entertainment continues from 1-3:30 p.m. with live music by Kyle Felhaver and friends. The pool’s open for free public swimming from 1-3 p.m. The Winter Carnival Wine-Tasting event gets underway in the community hall at 7 p.m. Organizers invite the public to come and enjoy great wines from around the world along with food pairings. The event follows on the heels of the first of its kind held last year, which was also hosted by the GrapeScot. In 2011, impromptu music and dancing broke out, so this year it’s on the schedule. “It was such a great success we decided to do it again this year,” said Toner. Those in attendance can also expect to learn more about selecting great value wines, storing, serving, matching wine with food and much more. There are also prizes and raffles and other surprises in store for guests, said Toner.
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EMC news â€“ Arnprior OPP report that two out-of-town drivers have been charged after collisions on Madawaska Boulevard in the last week. They are the latest on a series of crashes on the busy boulevard. On Monday, Jan. 7, Arnprior OPP Constables MacIssac and Rusaw were dispatched at 8:10 a.m. to a motor vehicle collision on Madawaska Boulevard. As a result of their investigation, a 77-year-old Renfrew woman has been charged with changing lane when unsafe to do so. The drivers involved in the collision were not injured.
On Jan. 3, at 1142 OPP Const. McGrath was dispatched at 11:42 a.m. to a collision on Madawaska Boulevard. A 45-year-old Dunrobin woman has been charged with failing to yield when coming from a private road. Again, the drivers were not injured in the collision. ARREST RESISTED
An Ottawa man faces several charges after he resisted arrest in Arnprior New Yearâ€™s Eve. Arnprior OPP report that Constables Dube and Desjardins were dispatched to Rock
Lane East at 6:05 p.m. Dec. 31 to investigate a reported breach of probation. While officers were attempting to arrest the 44year-old man, he resisted and assaulted one of them, say police. The officer was not injured. The man has been charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, obstructing and resisting a police officer and two counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody for bail court the following day. During the period of Dec. 31 to Jan. 7, the Arnprior OPP investigated 48 occurrences.
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While most of the mall reopened Saturday, Hart remains closed. Hart regional supervisor John Pinkerton said the store is expected to be closed for at least several more weeks as clean-up continues. â€œWeâ€™re still dealing with the situation of cleaning up and assessing where do we go from here,â€? said Pinkerton. Smoke and water damage were incurred in the incident but a dollar figure has not been at-
tached to the fire as of yet, he said. ALARMS?
Arnprior Fire Chief John Okum said a member of the public had come forward to raise concerns about the evacuation procedures in place at the mall. Further investigation revealed, said Okum, that no one pulled the fire alarm as the evacuation was taking place. Announcements were made over the mallâ€™s PA system and when Hartâ€™s sprinkler system activated, the alarms sounded automatically, said Okum. â€œBasically the system operated as intended,â€? he said. â€œAll systems worked in accordance with regulations.â€? The fire department will complete a full inspection of the shopping centre, said Okum. The Ontario Fire Marshalâ€™s office was also involved in the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact OPP Det. Const. Trevor Nicholas at 613-623-3131 or 1-888-310-1122.
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Firefighters and police were called to the store mid-morning that Friday to deal with the fire that witnesses say appeared to have been started in the back area of the store near the toy section where the wool is kept. The mall manager and a witness used extinguishers to try to quell the small fire, but smoke quickly forced them out. Firefighters and police evacuated the mall, got the fire under control and worked to rid the store and mall of thick smoke.
Municipal Matters January 10, 2013
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm CoWâ€“ Special Meeting (Municipal Grants) Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm Council Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm Committee of the Whole Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm CoW â€“ Special Meeting (Water & Sewer Rate Study Update)
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT, 1990 TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO THE MISSISSIPPI MILLS COMMUNITY OFFICIAL PLAN TAKE NOTICE that a Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday January 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in the Town of Mississippi Mills Council Chambers, 3131 Old Perth Road, Mississippi Mills, Ontario to consider a general amendment to the Town of Mississippi Mills Community Official Plan, being Community Official Plan amendment 9 (D09-MM-12), which applies to employment lands in the municipality. The Province of Ontarioâ€™s Bill 51 strengthens the ability of municipalities to protect strategic employment lands. The purpose of the Official Plan Amendment is to create new employment land policies to protect strategic lands set aside for employment uses in the municipality. The Community Official Plan amendment will implement local employment policies that will maintain opportunities for employment land uses in the municipality by regulating when and how employment lands can be removed from an employment use designation.
ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support or in opposition to the proposed official plan amendment. If any person receiving this notice does not attend the meeting, the Council may proceed in his/ her absence and he/she may not be entitled to any further notice of the Councilâ€™s proceedings. Additional Information relating to the proposed Community Official Plan amendment may be obtained at the Town of Mississippi Mills Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road, R.R. #2, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday) (613) 256-2064, ext 259. Dated at the Town of Mississippi Mills, December 20th, 2012 S Stirling, MCIP, RPP Town Planner
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However, it appears high school teachers, along with the elementary teachers, will continue to avoid participating in any extra-curricular activities, perhaps even to the end of the 2013-14 school year. The new contracts, both imposed and negotiated, are retroactive to Sept. 1, 2012 and expire on Aug. 31, 2014 for all teachers in the province. The elementary teachersâ€™ walkout was announced during a meeting of local presidents of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Toronto Wednesday. The walkouts will not affect Catholic schools. Not all school board employees had contracts imposed on them. On Jan. 3, Broten announced that 65 locally-negotiated and ratified agreements submitted by Ontario school boards prior to the Dec. 31 deadline, were ratified. Through an Order-in-Council, on the ministerâ€™s advice, the government â€œimplementedâ€? remaining contracts for all boards and unions without ratified and approved collective agreements by the deadline. There were an estimated 400 of those contracts. The governmentâ€™s Jan. 3 news release refers to how students were â€œput firstâ€? by introducing â€œfair and balanced collective agreements.â€? Jeff Barber, president of District 28 of the OSSTF, says thatâ€™s laughable. Thereâ€™s no way they can be called collective agreements because the contracts were imposed, he said. â€œThey pulled out the gun and pulled the trigger,â€? added Barber, referring to how the Ontario Liberals used the Putting Students First Bill 115, passed in September, to help impose the contracts. â€œTen years of goodwill by this Liberal government have been squandered by the Liberal education minister in 10 months,â€? said Allison Ryan, local president for the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Not since 1917 have Ontario teachers had contracts forced on them, she added. â€œWhat sheâ€™s done (as education minister) is impose a contract. I wouldnâ€™t call it a collective agreement because we didnâ€™t
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have the opportunity (to collectively bargain) â€Ś I donâ€™t know how theyâ€™re going to repair this. They said theyâ€™re repealing the bill, but theyâ€™re repealing it after imposing the agreements.â€? The government says Bill 115 â€œwas introduced and passed by a majority of the House to ensure that we could maintain the progress weâ€™ve made in our schools and minimize labour disruption during the extended negotiation period. The Putting Students First Act has now accomplished this goal.â€? Following a ratification period for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) for 110 agreements (related to custodial and secretarial staff), the minister says the act will be repealed by the end of January. CUPE came to a last-minute tentative agreement for its 55,000 education system members with the province prior to the deadline, but made it clear its members are opposed to â€œflawedâ€? Bill 115. The government says the new contracts will save the province $250 million in 2012-13 and $540 million in 2013-14. Thereâ€™s an additional one-time savings of $1.1 billion by eliminating teachersâ€™ banked sick days that would have resulted in payouts to teachers upon retirement. The imposed contracts, says Ryan, means the salary freeze for teachers amounts to a pay cut of about 1.5 per cent unless they move up the salary grid. The loss of income is attributed to the fact that teachers will be required to take three professional development days without pay in 2013-14. Dennis Jenkins, a superintendent with the Renfrew County District School Board, said the boardâ€™s teachers â€œare going to be disappointed,â€? but having â€œimposed contracts at least means we have contracts, and the teachers are not in a legal strike position anymore.â€? Employees of the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board were among those in 65 boards whose negotiated agreements were ratified by the Ontario government Jan. 3. Political action threatened by local public school teachers could include the continued withdrawal of extracurricular services in the public boardâ€™s elementary and secondary schools and the one-day
walk-out to hold political protest rallies. Outgoing premier Dalton McGuinty, in a letter to teachers last week, urged them not to withhold extra-curriculars. While there is still some hope that the Renfrew county high school basketball and volleyball seasons and future sports participation can be saved, it might be a long-shot. The OSSTF has instructed their members on its website and by email not to get involved in voluntary extra-curricular activities. However, some teachers argue that as the new contract is now in place, the federation can not force its members to opt out of coaching and other involvement in the extra activities and field trips. They maintain it will be an individual decision. â€œMembers are going to have to think long and hard before they get involved in extra-curricular activities,â€? said Barber. â€œI would be surprised if extra-curriculars continue. And that could be for the next one and a half years, or until weâ€™re able to negotiate freely and collectively.â€? Ed Oegema, a Renfrew Collegiate Institute teacher who has been extensively involved in extra-curriculars during his 25-year career, suggests the Liberal government may be in for a big surprise. Based on Oegemaâ€™s conversations with teachers, heâ€™s convinced extra-curriculars wonâ€™t return in the short-term. Recently involved in coaching soccer and football, and taking students to Algonquin Park, he had planned to be the Lanark-Renfrew football league convener next season and to return to the provincial park for a three-day trip. But not now, he says. Minister Brotenâ€™s imposition of contracts before repealing Bill 115 is â€œa real slap in the face,â€? says Oegema. â€œMy feeling is that it (extracurricular activity) is not going to be back.â€? Pulling extracurricular services is â€œentirely possible,â€? says local ETFO president Ryan. â€œGauging by their reaction (to Brotenâ€™s announcement), theyâ€™re upset and they know that extra-curriculars are volunteer and they take time away from their own families.â€? With files from John Carter R0011836309
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EMC news â€“ An Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) decision regarding a proposed residential development near Gillies Grove released Nov. 26 indicates the rezoning dispute has been settled as the parties involved had reached consensus. However, one of the lead appellants argues there wasnâ€™t consensus and the appeal was withdrawn mainly because of fear by the appellants they could be saddled with significant costs for the proceedings. Russ Corbett stressed he is still worried the Vydon Investment development that would see the building of 40 townhomes and a 52-unit three-storey apartment complex beside The Grove Nursing Home could negatively impact the â€œgemâ€? that is Gillies Grove (see his letter to the OMB on Page 8). Instead of going the expected five days, a July 23 hearing into two appeals against the proposed rezoning, one by Corbett and five others and another by Tom Marshall, wrapped up in less than an hour after it became apparent the appellants had dropped out. At that time Corbett deferred comment on the withdrawal until the formal decision was issued. The decision by OMB commissioner Marc Denhez allows a portion of the appeals regarding technical corrections to the rezoning bylaw, but dismisses the appeal in all other respects. It also confirms that no costs will be assigned to the appellants. In another ruling last month regarding an Ottawa case, Denhez declined to impose costs on a city engineer, Ted Cooper, who had unsuccessfully opposed a Carp River housing plan by Richcraft. He wrote that Cooperâ€™s appeal was not unreasonable or scandalous, the standard for making failed OMB appellants pay the
other sideâ€™s legal bills. An example when costs would be assigned is if a business used an appeal primarily to stop or delay a competitor from opening a store, he noted. In the Vydon case, Denhez noted the board had presided over three pre-hearing conferences involving planning and environmental experts to discuss the rezoning that allows for a higher density of housing in the development. He also pointed out that the town had made technical corrections to the bylaw and adjusted it to fit with changes to its comprehensive zoning bylaw. â€œSubsequent to the two meetings of the experts, the parties reached consensus,â€? the decision says. â€œThe outcome was that, subject to those technical modifications, the appeals would not proceed. The parties advised the board of same, and repeated it at the start of the scheduled hearing on the merits.â€? The ruling also notes that county planner Bruce Howarth testified the revised zoning bylaw met all statutory criteria and represented â€œgood planning.â€? Therefore, there was â€œno dispute,â€? said Denhezâ€™s ruling, adding the board is satisfied that the rezoning, as revised, meets the terms of the provincial Planning Act. However, Corbett maintains the development will likely threaten wildlife habitat in Gillies Grove. While town council has passed the bylaw, there are still a number of requirements for the developer to meet before construction can start, so itâ€™s not expected any time soon. The plan includes a buffer strip between the proposed development and the woodlands to the north. However, Corbett suggests the buffer is not adequate enough to protect the woodland and wetland/brook wildlife habitat.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Application for Minor Variance IN THE MATTER of Section 45 of the Planning Act, 1990; and IN THE MATTER of an application for minor variance by McGonigal Construction Ltd. (Robert McGonigal) with respect to the following: Location of Property:
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Let there be game on for students too While Ontarioâ€™s teachers have good reason to be angry with the provincial government, they shouldnâ€™t let out their outrage override the benefits gained from extra-curricular activities. And those positives can be substantial, both for students and teachers. Getting involved in sports, drama, band and a variety of other club activities and field trips helps students become well-rounded. Some of the best learning comes from outside the classroom. Sometimes it can even be a determining factor on whether a student stays in school. The extra skills and learning to work as part of a team that come with extra-curriculars can be a big help in ensuring a student becomes a
well-functioning, productive member of society. It can also assist in earning placements and scholarships for college and university, and in finding a satisfying job. It can also be rewarding for teachers too. Coaching a team, mentoring musicians and bringing the best out in young actors can be extremely satisfying. It can also help foster a mutually advantageous relationship between teachers and students. And while teachers feel the government doesnâ€™t appreciate the extra efforts put out by so many of them, thereâ€™s no doubt students are grateful. In an Ontario Student Survey last year, 97 per cent of students and 90 per cent of parents
think teachers who coach or supervise extracurricular activities should be recognized for their contribution. If teachers want to continue to impress on the ruling Liberals that they find the imposed contracts unacceptable, there are other ways to do it other than withdrawing from extra-curriculars. For many teachers, especially those who are passionate about sports or drama or music, it would be cutting off their noses to spite their faces. Get involved politically, lobby your MPPs and donâ€™t do non-mandatory tasks you think are unfair. But donâ€™t rob high school students for two years of the chance to excel at basketball or
drama or band. Itâ€™s not fair that the classes of 2013 and 2014 will miss the opportunities afforded those who preceded them and those who will follow. The talented Arnprior District High School Redmen senior basketball team and their coaches deserve a shot at a provincial championship. The schoolâ€™s budding thespians should be able to take to the stage under the masterful and enthusiastic direction of a teacher who has inspired so many others before them. ADHS band members should be able to experience the excitement of attending a major competition this year. If they donâ€™t the school, students, and teachers will be poorer for it.
No consensus on Grove development To the editor: The following is an open letter to Lynda Tanaka, director chair, Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), in reference to the order of the board regarding the July 23, 2012 meeting on Vydon/Town of Arnprior rezoning appeals of Bylaw ZBL6025-11/ZBL-6/06. The order of the Board issued Nov. 26, 2012 on the above referenced appeal states, â€œsubsequent to the two meetings of experts, the parties reached consensus.â€? As a Party to this dispute, I would disagree that consensus was reached between the parties, nor between the expert witnesses. The major reason for the appeals not proceeding is due to the appellants withdrawing their names from the appeal as a result of the threat of â€œassigned cost.â€? The first appellant to withdraw from this appeal was Blaine Lenser, who withdrew at the preconference hearing of April 18, 2012 chaired by Mary-Anne Sills, despite warnings from the Chair â€œnot to heed the threat of assigned costs made during the April 18 meeting.â€? Mr. Lenser verbally and in writing withdrew his name from the appeal. This threat of assigned costs rapidly rippled through the appellant groups, resulting in withdrawal by Janet McGrath, Kevin Douglas and John McGrath. Shortly thereafter, Dr. L Marshall and Larry Marshall then withdrew, primarily as a result of assigned costs, while encouraging me, the lead of seven appellants, to withdraw. As a result, all appellants had withdrawn shortly before the July 23, 2012 OMB meeting, conditional on no assigned costs. Any suggestion a consensus was reached as an outcome of â€œthe two meetings of experts (expert witnesses)â€? is furthest from the reality as there were no issues settled at these meetings. In fact the appellant-hired planner and expert witnesses (biologists) reported there
were no issues settled at the meetings they attended. As a result, the OMB has been precluded from hearing the extensive history of evidence which to date has ensured minimal negative impacts on the features and functions of the natural and cultural heritage of Arnpriorâ€™s â€œgemâ€? and National Historic Site, Gillies Grove. This long history includes David A. Gilliesâ€™ will (he passed away in 1967); several inputs from the Ministry of Natural Resources on the subject property and Gillies Grove; Town of Arnprior 1998 designation of the subject property as â€œan extension of wildlife habitat of Gillies Groveâ€?; both properties listed in schedule â€˜Iâ€™ of the Town of Arnprior Official Plan as Natural Heritage Areas; EIS (environmental impact studies) and Peer Reviews clearly documenting mitigation measures both for the upland forest and wetland habitat of the subject property and its importance in ensuring minimal negative impacts on the features and functions of the natural and cultural heritage of the Grove. Starting in 1990 and over the following decade, this community raised $500,000 when their cherished â€˜gemâ€™, Gillies Grove, was threatened with development. This bylaw leaves the Grove once again under threat with less than an adequate buffer strip with the old growth significant woodland and the destruction of the wetland/brook wildlife habitat extension of the Grove. By withdrawing their appeals, the appellants in no way wished to convey their agreement/â€œconsensusâ€? with this development, as it will have lasting negative impacts on the natural and cultural heritage features and functions that this community worked so hard to protect â€“ the Gillies Grove. Russ Corbett Arnprior
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A look back at farming highs and lows and engage field staff (costs covered by OMAFRA) to provide a one-on-one assistance to farmers in need of assistance during the enrollment process. Mackay added another positive - the returns for cow-calf farmers were much stronger than past years. Still beef farmers are just starting to recover from the millions they lost as a result of the mad cow outbreak in 2003. Renfrew County NFU applauds the Mennonite Disaster Services and farm groups, Ontario NFU included, which organized the Hay East program for Eastern Ontario and parts of Quebec. Much of the transportation cost is funded by both the federal and provincial governments. In addition, the Dec. 14 announcement of funding under Agri-Recovery to cover a portion of the transportation costs of hay from other sources than Hay East and transportation of breeding livestock is still somewhat vague. Mackay hopes that farmers under supply management who are forced to buy hay due to the drought will be able to participate. He has contacted those who are administrating this latest funding announcement and nothing is clear as to the definition of breeding livestock. The Renfrew County NFU continues to seek funding for those cash crop farmers who harvested somewhere between 20 to 50 per cent of a normal year’s yield due to the drought. Other livestock producers (i.e. hogs) also saw a drastic increase in feed costs, which were influenced by the first signals of the drought here and across the border. Those farmers were unable to recover those additional costs from the market place. Some assistance should be forthcoming for them as well. Finally, Mackay said that as a new year begins, farmers hope water levels in this area, and in fact across the province, will rejuvenate. Most certainly the snowfall to date is a positive sign. However, the order is for much more snowfall in the coming months. It is certain that both farmers and farm businesses will need years to catch up after the 2012 drought. In addition, farmers must be grateful to the local MNR and local municipal councils for their support and assistance during the past summer and fall, said Mackay.
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EMC news – Renfrew County National Farmers Union president Dave Mackay sums up 2012 as being a very challenging year for farmers and farm businesses in Renfrew County. What appeared to be a promising spring weather-wise soon took a turn as most areas of Renfrew County experienced the worst drought in the last one hundred years. What made this 2012 drought so serious was that many parts of Renfrew County received almost no rainfall in July and very little in August. Luckily a few areas did receive moderate amounts of rainfall from a few spotted storms. In a very few cases there was a considerable difference in the amount of rainfall two or four kilometres apart. This strange occurrence created havoc for some farmers enrolled in hay and pasture insurance when the rainfall station for that specific area happened to be in the path of the storm. On the positive side, early harvest of barley and wheat returned a profit for those farmers as cash crop prices for 2012 were strong. Then there were those cash crop farmers who were severely affected by the drought and experienced a yield of 20 to 50 per cent of a normal year’s average yield. This caused severe hardship as the 2012 seeding costs were considerably higher. To add to this dilemma, only about 20 to 30 per cent of those farmers carried crop insurance. In speaking to farmers, Mackay says, they have their own logical reasons for not enrolling in the risk management programs (crop insurance being one of them). Their reasons varied from not being able to afford the premiums to past experiences where cumbersome paperwork and lack of compensation most often worked to the detriment of the farmer. In respect to the issue of improving Risk Management Programs, the Ontario and Renfrew County NFU submitted recommendations to those responsible for structuring the programs. Part of the recommendations outlined that if future programs are going to work, two key components must be also incorporated: streamline the enrollment processes to make application forms and manuals more farmer-friendly;
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Fight or take flight: That is the question EMC lifestyle - In Nature, for every problem there is never only one solution. For example, by the time winter’s cold shadow stretches across the land, many animals have departed for more forgiving destinations. Others stay behind and live off food caches created in the autumn. Still other species spend the winter in a dormant state, waiting for the spring sun to awaken them from death-like slumber. How birds respond to danger is another example. Anyone with birdfeeders is aware of the reaction of small birds to hawks. Like dropped marbles they scatter in all directions, vanishing into nearby cover. From hidden perches they utter nearly inaudible, high-pitched calls that warn other birds of danger without revealing their location. Occasionally a bird becomes aware of danger too late to flee. It “freezes,” depending on motionless behaviour to render it invisible. Last week a Cooper’s Hawk came tearing through my yard. It gave chase but the flock of Darkeyed Juncos it targeted escaped into the forest. Then the hawk spotted one lone junco that remained motionless on the snow. It made a return pass, and as it flew over with lethal precision the hawk stretched out its talons and snatched the unlucky fellow
Michael Runtz Nature’s Way from the snow. When a hawk makes an appearance, small birds usually flee. However, when an owl is discovered, small birds take quite a different tact. They utter loud, low frequency alarm calls, ones that reveal their location. Other small birds home in on their calls and join the group. The resulting mob surrounds the owl and noisily bombards it with vocal taunts, at times physically assaulting it as they try to drive it away. On the Pakenham-Arnprior Christmas Bird Count, Ray Holland heard chickadees and White-breasted Nuthatches noisily mobbing something. He found the birds diving at a tree cavity in which an Eastern Screech-Owl had taken shelter. On the recent Dunrobin count, Jeff Skevington investigated a cacophony of
This Boreal Owl was mobbed by small birds near Constance Bay. chickadees and jays, and to his great excitement discovered the centre of attention to be a Boreal Owl, a northerner rarely seen locally, perched in a Balsam Fir. Fortunately for me and many other birders, the owl did not flee and we all had excellent views of it. Why different responses to hawks and owls? Although
both groups are predatory, they offer danger in different ways. Hawks, especially accipiters (bird hawks), are diurnal hunters that use speed to catch prey. Owls are nocturnal and have sacrificed speed for silent flight. They use stealth to catch prey, often voles and mice but also small birds roosting
for the night. If a slow-moving owl is mobbed in daytime, it could be forced to move, making the woods safer that night. Eleanor Thomson found a Boreal Owl in Merrickville last week. Unfortunately, this one was dying from starvation. If prey is hard to find, no matter how skilled the hunter,
starvation is a common consequence. That is simply Nature’s way. For those interested in learning more about Nature, the Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club (mfnc.ca) meets the first Tuesday of most months. The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca
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The Lillies of the Valley Red Hat club made a cash donation to Arnprior Food Bank at its Christmas party. Taking part in the presentation, in back from left, are Arnprior District Food Bank vicepresident Michelle Girdwood, Red Hatters Chapter Queen Donna O’Grady, Marilyn Ptasinski, Gladys Carrs, Marlyn Lunney, Vice Queen Eva McCuaig, Linda Chandler, Irene Smith, Maxine Desjardins, Irma Miller, and Lynda Jordan; and in front Melba Cavanagh, Alice Roach, Betty Deraugh, Lorraine Reed, Sharon Parker, and Dorcas Morphy. Missing is Sandra Hall. Right, Red Hatter Irma Miller must have been good this year, as Santa presented her with a gift.
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Build your custom home at the front and have all the walking trails and hunting watches you need! Located for easy commute to Pembroke and Ottawa. MLS# 852993 $169,900 (no HST) Please contact Joanne.
Enjoy your own piece of waterfront on the Madawaska River. 155ft of waterfront and 283 ft deep. Very private - includes firepit, shed and brand new outhouse. No HST on this purchase! MLS 843118 $69,900
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Choose from 4 lots in this very private and desireable area. All lots have driveway, cleared ready to build, hydro/phone at road, all with pine, oak & maple trees. Excellent for a slab foundation w/private forest views at the back. (HST applicable) MLS# 851880. $35,000
Excellent location directly across from the Arnprior Golf Course. 1.31 acre lot that has views of the Ottawa River and easy access to the boat launch. High end homes in this neighbourhood! (HST applicable) $89,900
1.48 acres off Hwy 60 and close to Renfrew. Other nice homes nearby. Severed and ready for you to build when you’re ready! Natural gas at the road. MLS 852067 $22,900
Excellent location, near schools and The Grove. For more information call Fred 613-451-7728, Len 613-623-3203.
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Lovely large fenced private back yard, walk to Ottawa River. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room with fireplace, spacious family room. Garage. Immediate Possession.
Dunrobin Shores $429,900 MLS#851471 Compact bungalow w/garage + 37x40ft outbuilding plus 10 acres.
4 Bedroom executive home on large lot located on deadend street, home backs onto ravine with creek below, open concept kitchen with huge island work / bar area, dining room with access to large deck & patio area, hardwood & ceramic ﬂoors throughout main ﬂoor area. Living room features stone gas ﬁreplace, French doors to large front porch, 4 bedrooms on 2nd level, laundry on 2nd level.
3 Bedroom home with attached addition was a former general store / post ofﬁce and has walk in cooler, ideal for in home business, 2 car detached garage work-shop, gas ﬁreplace in living room, part of basement has handy walk-out access to outside.
5 Unit apartment building in Arnprior, centrally located, consists of two 1- bedrm units and three 2- bedrm units. Heating included with all apartments, lrg paved parking area.
MLS 852688 $545,000
MLS 832720 $174,900
MLS 853627 $435,000
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CONDO FOR SALE Commercial building in downtown Arnprior consists of restaurant dining room or retail space and large kitchen area, loading at grade. Large 3 bedrm apartment on 2nd level requires cosmetic updating, ideal for owner to have business on one level and live on site above.
Arnprior 5 unit apartment building in central location, good sized units has gas ﬁreplaces. Tenants pay hydro and heating, up to date gas furnace provides heat to common areas and unit #1 and two ducts in unit #2 coin laundry on lower level.
MLS 853623 $249,900
MLS 830235 $475,000
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Unique opportunity, Arnprior edge of town 2 homes for sale on Ottawa River waterfront, live in one & rent the other. Bungalow has eat-in kitchen, large dining room, large living room. Features gas ﬁreplace, many updates including roof 2 yrs, windows 2 yrs, ﬂooring, high eff gas furnace 1 yrs, detached gas heated 2 car garage, separate detached workshop.
MLS 848052 $425,000
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3 LEVEL HOME. SPECTACULAR VIEW OF OTTAWA RIVER. COMPLETE WITH APPLIANCES. WORKSHOP WITH UPPER LEVEL IN-LAW SUITE/STUDIO. COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF WHY YOU SHOULD CALL THIS HOME! MLS#825130
Beautiful 3 bedroom home in very sought after neighborhood, within walking distance to all amenities including churches, schools, park, downtown shopping, marina, boat launch, hospital, totally renovated along with new 2 storey addition, fenced yard.
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The Red Hatters seized the opportunity to make a cash donation in the spirit of the season to the Arnprior District Food Bank. Mavis Lesway entertained with some beautiful renditions of Christmas Carols and the members all joined in. Annerella’s Catering of Arnprior served up a delicious meal of turkey and all the trimmings, noted O’Grady. Then Santa arrived with her backpack full of gifts, which proved entertaining to all. Each Red Hatter received a lovely gift and enjoyed the social evening from beginning to end. The Red Hat Society is a global organization with 20,000 chapters around the world, including 50 in Canada. It supports women approaching the age of 50 and beyond in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom and fulfillment. The society provides a nurturing network for women by promoting companionship and fun activities. The group holds an annual picnic, arranges monthly dinners some with entertainment and sends members to Red Hat conventions. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun is our motto,” explained O’Grady. The local chapter is full at the moment. For more visit www.REDHATSOCIETY.com.
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BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 2 STOREY HOME WITH DEEDED ACCESS ON CALABOGIE LAKE, CLOSE TO SKI HILL. NEARLY EVERYTHING REDONE.STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, SUNROOM WITH HOT TUB OFF DINING ROOM, GORGEOUS VIEWS. COMMUNITY TENNIS COURT AND MORE. MLS#854060
LOVELY, PRIVATE TREED 2 ACRE RESIDENTIAL LOT WITH QUICK ACCESS TO HWY 17 FOR EASY COMMUTING. OVER 400 FEET OF ROAD FRONTAGE. MATURE HARDWOOD. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. MLS#854034
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MOVE-IN READY 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM HOME ON A CORNER LOT WITH WALK OUT LOWER LEVEL LIVING ROOM. MLS#853085
SPACIOUS & WELL MAINTAINED 3 BED, 1.5 BATH BRICK BUNGALOW ON JUST UNDER 3 ACRES. HUGE 10+CAR GARAGE. MLS#853297
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SATURDAY JANUARY 12TH 2-3 PM 202 JOHN STREET NORTH $169,900 Adorable 1 +1 bedroom gas, large fenced rear yard, MLS #849608 Your Host Donna Defalco
Walk to schools, shopping, beach, library. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, in ground pool, double wide driveway, MLS #851800 Call Donna or Mike Defalco
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4 bedrooms on main level, 3 baths, updated kitchen, wood ﬂoors, excellent family home, MLS #849123 Call Donna or Mike Defalco
Amazing enclosed rear yard. Great family home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, single garage, MLS #838911 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 00 ,9 9 8 $3
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A DEFINITE 10 ! No neighbours behind, beautiful retirement bungalow, numerous upgrades when built. MLS #850740 Call Donna or Mike Defalco
Attractive split level , set on 2 + acres, in ground pool, many recent upgrades, gas, c/air, 2.5 baths, MLS #838193 Call Donna or Mike Defalco
5.56 ACRE HOBBY FARM, Pakenham area, generous sized family home, very private setting, great horse set up MLS #852378 Call Donna or Mike Defalco
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JANUARY 13TH 2-4PM 32 WILLOW SHORE WAY, CARLETON PLACE Sophisticated 4 bdrm bungalow close to shopping, schools, walking trails. Many updates inside & out. $399,900 MLS #853338 Call Mike and Heather
Seasonal Special - Two adjacent one acre building lots McLachlan Rd - buy both for a reduced price. Contact Mike Labelle for further details. MLS #841805/841799
3283 River Rd.Castleford Solid TRIPLEX with potential for 4th unit or home business. Triple car garage/ storage unit could also be rented out for unheated storage space. Endless opportunities. Live in 1 unit; work in 1 and rent the other 2 units plus the garage. $224,900. MLS#848197 OFFERS! Call Donna Nych
27 Huyck Dr.Arnprior-lovely 3 bedroom 1/2double with all the bells and whistles including 2 baths, central air, hardwood ﬂoors and a fenced-in rear yard $214,000 MLS #851833 Call Donna Nych
Chantelle Cartman Broker 613-433-2795
BUY YOUR LOT NOW Pine Grove Rd. Arnprior-buy your lot now and be ready to build in the spring. This nicely treed 1/2 acre lot already has a drilled well. $64,900 | MLS #848895 Call Donna Nych
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For less than 50K – Turn Key operation. Successful Restaurant – Excellent location in the heart of the downtown core MLS #842009 Call Jenn
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Spotless Family Home. Updated maple kitchen. Newer windows, 2 bathrooms, ﬁnished rec room, large lot MLS #853615 Call Jenn
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4 bdrm, hrdwd ﬂrs, 2 car garage, immaculate, mins. to ski hill. $339,900 MLS #834492 Call Mike and Heather
Happy New Year to all my present and past clients! I’m looking forward to working with you again this year. Thinking of putting your home on the Market?
Two bedroom Condo located in Arnprior behind my ofﬁce on Charles St. Very affordable living close to all amenities. Lovely eat-in kitchen with door to back deck and yard. Heat and water paid by the condo corporation. Available immediately $149,900 MLS #853228 Call Cheryl
Avoid all selling Mistakes that could Cost you hard earned money. Call Cheryl Richardson-Burnie for a free consultation. Let Experience work for you!
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Three bedroom town home with single car garage in Fairbrooke Ct. one of the largest models in this subdivision. Finished family room with ﬁreplace, three large bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Above ground pool and storage shed in back fenced yard. Central air and gas heat MLS #847201 Call Cheryl
ACREAGE Located between Arnprior and Renfrew off Scheel Drive. Over 28 acres nicely treed with trails throughout. Call Monica at 613-623-7303 for more details
- NEW LISTING- 2.52 ACRE LOT, MCNAB TOWNSHIP $69,900 - PRESTIGIOUS RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, (CULVERT AND LANEWAY IN PLACE) MCNAB TOWNSHIP $115,000 - 6 PLUS ACRES TO BUILD YOUR HIDEAWAY, MCNAB TOWNSHIP $119,900 - 12 ACRES OF PRIME LAND IN MCNAB INDUSTRIAL PARK (EXCELLENT ACCESS) $199,900
Log home open concept, loft over garage, overlooks ski hill. $329,000 MLS #850591 Call Mike and Heather
Three bedroom split level home renovated from top to bottom. Flooring, roof, windows, and freshly painted. Good sized yard and close to all amenities. Central air and gas heat. Finished family room with ﬁreplace MLS# 840909 Call Cheryl $269,900 Family home on the avenues featuring 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Large wrap around deck makes it convenient for outdoor entertaining. Oversized single car garage with entrance to the back yard. One upstairs bedroom could be used as an ofﬁce or den as it has entrance to back deck, perhaps a home business. MLS #837620 Call Cheryl
SUNDAY JANUARY 20TH 2-3:30 6 Gardiner St $294,900 ATTENTION FAMILIES! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sauna, steam room, ﬁreplace, walkout lower level. MLS #851786 Your Host Donna Defalco
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Three bedroom home in the country between Arnprior and Renfrew. All brick bungalow with a full partly ﬁnished basement. Call Cheryl for directions. $249,900 MLS #853663
Fitzroy Beauty – Totally renovated to look brand new! All the renovations are complete – just move in today! MLS #850047 Only $219,500 Call Jenn
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45 ACRE HOBBY FARM, located on the fringe of Arnprior, attractive 3 bedroom bungalow, offering recent upgrades., MLS #850163 Call Donna or Mike Defalco
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Perfect for 2 families – Full granny suite (900 sq ft) and 4 bedroom bungalow (2200 sq ft) on beautiful 1 acre lot. Very Impressive! MLS #853011 New Price $369,900 Call Jenn
Wonderful open concept design on 2 Acre landscaped/treed lot, spotless décor. Only $289,900 MLS #852411 Call Jenn
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Only a few months old. Move in ready, spectacular walk-in closets and full ensuite. Huge garage on 2 acre lot only $334,900 MLS #850528 Call Jenn
4 ½ acres to wander and call yours, custom built surrounded in glass to enjoy all of natures wonder. Only $409,900 MLS #834937 Call Jenn
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NEWS Council seeks early public input on 2013 town budget EMC news – The Town of Arnprior wants your input on the municipal budget before, not after, it sets preliminary
revenue, expense and tax numbers. In a departure from past years, town council is holding
a public consultation meeting early in the budget process. The public is welcome to attend a meeting Tuesday,
VYDON ACRES Estate Lots Mature trees grace this 2 acre country lot with backyard pond in Vydon Acres. Executive 2 storey 3 bedroom home offers 3 baths, custom kitchen with the warmth of dark cabinetry - traditional dining room - kitchen with family room - attached 2 car garage plus many other features. Located 25 minutes west of Scotiabank Place and 10 minutes east of historic Arnprior.
135 Kingdon Mine Road Executive 2 bedroom split level home on estate lot in Vydon Acres. Master bedroom features 4 pc ensuite with large walk-in closet. Cream cabinetry in kitchen with hardwood ﬂooring in Kitchen, living and dining areas. 2 car attached garage with inside entry into the main and lower levels. Located 25 minutes west of Scotiabank Place and 10 minutes east of historic Arnprior
Being offered for rent at $1595.00 per month plus utilities. References and ﬁrst & last month’s rent required. Call Mark to rent at 613-302-7078. 1220. R0011833854
Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the council chambers. A second session at the same time and place will be held Wednesday if enough public interest is shown. Town CAO Michael Wildman explained that with a new treasurer now Michael Pollard has retired and other new staff, it was decided to go slowly with this year’s budget. It will be ﬁnalized later than it has been in the past few years. Wildman said that the several new staff members, including himself, would like to
hear public sentiment to guide them in striking a draft budget for council to work with. He said people and organizations are welcome to come to the meeting with both speciﬁc and general suggestions. “Maybe they feel a park should have some new equipment or their street needs a sidewalk,” he said. “That type of input will be helpful for the new staff.” As well, groups such as the Humane Society, are also welcome to make presentations to council, he added.
In past years, staff and council have prepared a draft budget, then asked for public comments. Anyone wishing to appear before council as a delegation at the budget input meeting is asked to contact Kaila Bowen at 613-623-4231, ext. 239 or by email at kbowen@ arnprior.ca. Each speaker is being given up to 10 minutes to provide input.
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2120 Kinburn Side Road, RR #2 Kinburn Sprawling all brick 3+1 bedrm bungalow on 7 acres, large attached garage/workshop with Phase 3 power, kitchen & 2 pce bath plus loft & huge detached garage, home has unique layout with main ﬂr famrm & laundry, master bedrm with ensuite, ﬁnished basement with 4 pce bathrm, guest rm & recrm. Good spot for home based business $599,900
18 Victor St., Stittsville Tremendous Value! 3 bedrm single family home, fenced backyard great for kids & pets, deck, front porch, updated windows, doors, ﬂooring, paint & bathrms, ﬁnished basement has rec rm & roughin for 3rd bathrm, roof reshingled & newer natural gas furnace & central air! Includes 5 appliances! $319,500
115 Porcupine Trail, Dunrobin 3 bedrm bungalow with oversized 2 car garage, custom shed with loft, hardwd in living & dining rm, wood-burning ﬁreplace, updated kitchen & main bath, jacuzzi ensuite, spare room in basement, natural gas heat, c/ air, huge lot 140’ x 201’ and 15 mins to Kanata! $349,900
127 Torbolton St., Constance Bay Great potential for this charming 2+1 bedrm bungalow with rec rm, den & 3rd bedrm in basement, large 100’ x 100’ lot, needs some ﬂooring, interior trim, paint & exterior siding on sun rm addition, 4 pce bathroom has been remodelled. Asking $179,900
SOLD! 75 Creek Drive, Fitzroy Harbour 3+1 bedrm bungalow with Tarion Warranty 35 mins from Kanata! Open concept layout, hardwd & tile ﬂrs on main level, granite counters in kitchen & bathrms, main ﬂr laundry, ﬁn. basement has 3 pce bath, recrm & 4th bedrm. Veranda, large back deck, c/air, 4 kitchen appls, paved laneway & more! 123’ x 147’ lot. List price $359,900
SOLD! 3297 Panmure Road, Deerwood Estates area, Kinburn Pretty 3 bedroom bungalow, private setting on a 100’ x 150’ lot, paved parking for 6 or more cars, huge 2 car garage, updated windows, roof, kitchen & bathrms with ceramic ﬂring, pine ﬂring in livrm & bedrms, front & rear decks, appliances, quick commute to the city! List price $264,900
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Well-built spacious home. Additional kitchen on lower level. Access the multi-level deck and private, treed backyard from your dining room. MLS#841958 $245,000
Newer build on 3 acre lot. Master bedroom has ensuite & walk-in closet. Energy saving ICF foundation. Granite countertops. Looking for affordable quality? — this is it! MLS#840982
4 bedroom 2 storey home close to downtown core. Generous sized rooms, metal roof - plus! - View of the river from the rear enclosed porch. MLS#852381 $187,000
9 bedroom/4 bath brick home. Recent upgrades include hot water boiler system, windows & roof shingles. Close to amenities. MLS#840641 $314,900
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1/2 acre to 50+ acres Including waterfront & water access! 4 bedroom bungalow with separate entrance in-law suite. Double garage has both heat & air conditioning. 3 seasons room, large deck & fenced yard. MLS#833714 $324,900
Well built retreat! Fully insulated, 100A service, WETT certiﬁed wood stove, fully furnished. Lot: 175’ x 200’. MLS#837137 $89,900
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OPEN HOUSE GUIDE Sat Jan 12 2-3pm Donna Defalco
202 John Street N, Arnprior
Sun Jan 12 2-4pm Yirka Twardek
20 Spruce Street, Arnprior
Sun Jan 13 2-4pm Tillie Bastien
103 Falcon Brook Rd., Carp - Large 4 bdrm, 3 bath bungalow in an excellent location. Excellent family home, spacious rooms thruout, eat in kitchen, formal dng room, lge master with ensuite. Unfinished basement. Above ground pool with large private rear yard. Excellent condition and location. MLS#847461 $459,900
3681 Vaughan Side Rd., Carp Original log home totally renovated & updated situated on 23 acres. Eat in kitchen, formal dining room and lvg rm, fully ﬁnished basement. 8’ wrap around covered porch. 3 baths, 3 bedrms, c/air, c/vac. Vaulted ceiling in master bdrm. Separate 18 x 16 log cabin with loft, electricity and wood stove. Inground pool. MLS#847006
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Sun Jan 13 2-4pm Clint Pettigrew
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Sun Jan 13 1-2:30 Denis Lacrooix
71 Proper Street, Braeside
Sun Jan 13 1-2:30 Robert Larsen
71 Bandy’s Road, McNab/Braeside
69 Woodridge Cr, Braeside - Excellent family home in a great neigh-
borhood on a 2+ acre treed lot. Set back from the street, this home features a formal lvg rm/dng rm; eat in kitchen with access to rear deck and a 16 x 32 inground pool. Family room off kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 4 pc main bath, 5 pc ensuite MLS#834815 $349,900
10 Charles St., #3, Arnprior - Excellent home - lots of space in this 3 level, 2 bedroom unit. Hardwood floors in main living area, full basement, newer windows and roof, freshly painted. Great location. Available immediately. MLS#837318
Sun Jan 20 2-3:30pm Donna Defalco
6 Gardner Street, Arnprior
FOR SALE BY OWNER 47 Seventh Ave., Arnprior - All brick 3 + 1 bdrm bungalow on a premium lot. Open concept kitchen/dining room/ family rm with gas fireplace, formal lvg rm. Full basement with 4th bdrm. 2 car attached garage with access to private rear yard backing on to green space. Paved drive. MLS#852334 $316,900
8 Daniel St. Arnprior - Solid 1.5 storey , 3 bdrm home in excellent location on a large corner lot. Newer Natural Gas furnace. Zoning is Mixed Used Commercial. Estate Sale - No SPIS. House appears to be in good condition but requires major updating. Investment opportunity. MLS#850420 $144,900
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Sun Jan 13 2-4pm Yirka Twardek
208 Deerwood Drive
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Arnprior Snipers goaltender Aiden Regan accepts top player honours from referee Braeden Broome following a hard-fought game against North Glengarry Stormont Braves. Regan had a number of solid performances in what proved a tightly contested tournament with five overtime games. Below, Dawson Young, #10 on the Arnprior Snipers, is about to be mauled by players after his stunning overtime goal during the Arnprior atom house tournament Jan. 56 at the Nick Smith Centre. The Snipers beat North Glengarry Stormount 1-0, and went on to finish second in their division in the 16-team tournament. The South Grenville Rangers beat the Stittsville Rams 2 team 4-1 in the final game. DEREK DUNN/METROLAND
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EMC sports â€“ Arnprior is hosting the team from Switzerland that will compete in the Womenâ€™s World Hockey championship in Ottawa April 2 to 9. Team Switzerland will gear up for the international tournament in Arnprior from March 26 to 30. The team, one of eight in the tournament, will hold daily practices at the Nick Smith Centre. If the spirit in which local students adopted teams visiting for the world broomball championship in November is any indication, the Swiss will be warmly embraced by the community. While Canada and the U.S. have dominated womenâ€™s hockey in recent years, teams such as Finland and Switzerland have been steadily improving. Team Switzerland will play an exhibition game against Team Russia at the Nick Smith Centre Saturday, March 30. Tickets for the 6 p.m. game will be available at the Nick Smith Centre. For more information, call 613-623-7301.
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Mulvihill back as club president, Williamsâ€™ contract extended EMC sports â€“ Kevin Mulvihill has been re-elected for a second year as president of the Arnprior Golf Clubâ€™s board of directors and Brad Moore has joined the group. The golf club held its annual meeting recently, when it was announced that greens superintendent Steve Williams has had his contract extended for four more years to look after the course. Williams came to Arnprior from St. Kitts in the Caribbean where he was employed by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club of Marriot Resorts fame. â€œIn his ďŹ rst year, which saw one of the worst droughts on record in North America, Steve provided our members and guests with outstanding course conditions,â€? said Arnprior Golf Club general manager Greig Burnie. â€œHe is a true visionary and leader and we are so proud to have him as part of our management team.â€? Mulvihill said Williams a marvelous job considering the many challenges presented by the dry summer. â€œHe was a great ďŹ nd,â€? said Mulvihill. â€œHe is great at what he does, well educated, hardworking and very meticulous â€Ś just what you want in a superintendent.â€? The meeting also included a review of the 2012 ďŹ nancial statement, a greens report and the election of the 2013 board of directors. The board thanked Eldon
Ferguson, David Moore, Robbie Burton and Dan Pope for their â€œgreat effortsâ€? in serving on the board. Ferguson is retiring from the board but the other three are returning along with newcomer Moore. The board includes Mulvihill as president along with vice-president David Moore, Joe Ferrari (treasurer and ďŹ nance), Jason McCormick (house chair), Steve Dontigny (greens chair), Jeff McCormick (club captain), Dan Pope (facilities chair), Robbie Burton (seniors playing) and Brad Moore (social and membership chair). Judy Ciphery is ladies president. The board is working on developing a long-term plan for the club and is urging members to help recruit newcomers. The scenic course above Sand Point has been catering to golfers since 1924. The club offers single, couple, introductory, intermediate, corporate, student and junior memberships. The club notes that buying a $25 Golfers Links membership for 2013 will give holders discounts at 20 Eastern Ontario courses for next season ( www.golferslinks.ca/GolfersLinksCourses). For more information on the Arnprior Golf Course, visit www.arnpriorgolfclub.com or call 613-623-3234. â€œThanks for a great 2012 season and we look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year,â€? concluded Burnie.
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Never too young to start curling Timbit curlers Ava Enright and Victoria Smith await their turn to sweep in Little Rocks action at the Arnprior Curling Club. At last count there were 27 youngsters in the Little Rocks program, which resumed Jan. 8. SUBMITTED/JOHN WAHAY
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The Arnprior bantam girls team that will compete in the zone playdowns this month includes, from left, Mackenzie Hartwick, Victoria Hartwick, Kacey McCarvill and skip Lauren Trick.
Trick rink in top gear for playdowns pete in Zone playdowns Jan. 19-20. The competition was tough with one game being decided by a draw to the button after it ended in a 4-4 tie. Another game came down to the last rock of the final end and after making a lovely raise to the button, skip Lauren Trick earned her team a 7-6 win. In the end, the team played extremely well and finished the event with three wins and no losses.
EMC sports –The Arnprior Curling Club bantam girls team of skip Lauren Trick, third Mackenzie Hartwick, second Victoria Hartwick and lead Kacey McCarvill competed in a bonspiel hosted by the Pembroke Curling Club Dec. 22. The bonspiel, which involved teams from through out the Valley, was an opportunity for the Arnprior team to get a feel for the ice conditions at the Pembroke club where they will com-
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Above, Arnprior Packers goalie Mike Cheslock makes a save in the team’s 5-3 win over Stittsville last Friday at the Nick Smith Centre. Right, Packer Derrin Lehoux heads up ice in action Sunday against the Shawville Pontiacs Sunday, as Andrew Dekroon tries to untangle himself and get back into the play after a collision. Also in the play is Packer Eric Malloy. Arnprior lost 4-3 after coming back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game. Below, Packers Adam Doelman, Jonathan Smith and John McLean celebrate a goal in a 5-4 win over Almonte Dec. 28. The Packers host two teams this weekend, Perth Friday and Shawville Sunday.
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EMC sports - The Arnprior Packers seem to have the Almonte Thunder’s number, but unfortunately Shawville has theirs. The Junior B team had its threegame winning streak snapped Sunday by who else but the Valley Division’s last-place Pontiacs. The Packers fell 4-3 at the Nick Smith Centre, the team’s first loss since they dropped a 5-3 decision to Shawville Dec. 14. However, a 5-4 victory over Almonte Dec. 28 and a 5-3 win over Stittsville Jan. 4 have the Packers in second place in the division and more importantly 11 points ahead of Almonte in the race for a playoff position. Last Friday’s win over Stittsville at the Nick Smith Centre was a confident-booster for the Packers, who are one point ahead of the third-place Royals, but have played three more games. Backup goalie Mike Cheslock earned the win for Arnprior, stopping 34 of 37 shots. Brock Burge was the offensive star with two goals and two assists. He had the Packers ahead 1-0 with an unassisted marker in the first, then when Stittsville tied it in the second put Arnprior up 21. He also set up Arnprior’s third and fifth goals by Brian Taylor and Jeffrey Stanton. Ethan Allard, back from injury, scored the other Packer goal. Arnprior’s Marc Shanks and Stittsville’s Mitch Kerwin fought twice in the third period. The Packers rallied from a 31 deficit in Sunday’s game with Shawville, only to lose when the Pontiac’s Spencer Pirie scored a power-play marker in the third. Stanton with two and Jared Steege scored for Arnprior. Cheslock got the start, but was pulled in favour of Kyle Lamothe after the third Shawville goal early in the second period. On Dec. 28, the Packers completed a home-and-home sweep over Almonte. Burge had the winning goal in the 5-4 win. Other Packer marksmen were Jonathan Smith, Adam Doelman, Allard and Steege. The Packers had 18 minutes in penalties compared to Almonte’s 40, but couldn’t capitalize on 10 power-plays. Arnprior wraps up its six-game homestand this weekend with an 8 p.m. game Friday, Jan. 11 against first-place Perth, then has another chance to beat Shawville Sunday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre.
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