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A house in disorder Abigail Miller is one of the close to 100 new members of our community who are featured in the annual Baby Brag supplement included in this week’s edition. INSIDE

Elected new Liberal leader and soon-to-be premier Kathleen Wynne, who had the support of the majority of Renfrew County Liberal delegates, wants to get teachers back doing extra-curriculars. Pages 31, 33

Ottawa Senators mascot Spartacat visited a Grade 2 class at A.J. Charbonneau Monday as part of the Read to Succeed program. Page 26

Town of Arnprior takes major steps to put its finances in order John Carter john.carter@metroland.com

EMC news – It was a mess. Even councillors expecting to hear bad news about the Town of Arnprior’s financial practices were startled by the depth of the problems and the amount of money involved. In a report to council Monday, town treasurer Jennifer Morawiec outlined a litany of woes and the steps being taken to get the town’s finances back on track. One of the more startling revelations was the fact the Town had not received $1.6 million in Ontario Municipal Partnership Funding because of a delay in submitting its 2010 and 2011 applications. The reports were issued by the new administration in late October and the money was received in December. It was the biggest chunk of the $1.85 million recouped by the town in the last few months, with $400,000 still to come in from the first $2.25 million owing targeted by administration. Morawiec is anticipating $400,000 will be received soon, now that the town’s 2011 county and school tax reconciliations have been completed. So the town has made “huge, huge steps,” said CAO Michael Wildman, noting that tackling financial issues to bring openness transparency and efficiency to the processes was his number one priority when hired in August. Some of problems have been “festering” since the 1980s, he said. Morawiec reported the problems found in the four months she has been on the job included such things as significant delays and backlogs in required tasks, failure to act on tax and water bill collections, inadequate documentation, outdated policies, and failure to address software glitches. Bank reconciliations were 18 months behind, but have been brought up-to-date thanks to help from temporary staff. Money owing the town increased by $180,000 from 2011 to 2012, so administration is taking steps to reverse the trend. The financial report is a key element in the new administration’s efforts, on behest of council, to overhaul the way things are done at town hall. The changes, outlined in the strategic plan approved Jan. 14 (see Page 6), also include new water billing and procurement policies and an overhaul of council’s advisory committee system “We knew we had issues,” said Mayor David Reid. “But this is more than we anticipated.” See DEPTH, Page 7

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Frost Festival kids are the coolest Anna MacHerday and Ben Bernier won a draw to become Little Miss Pakenham Frostfest and Mr. Pakenham Frostfest at the carnival’s skate last Friday evening at the Stewart Community Centre. Anna was presented with a snowflake tiara and a snowball/icicle and rose bouquet. They both received sashes and gift baskets of toys, candies and other fun stuff, all compliments of the Pakenham Civitan Club. Every child who participated in the children’s activities that evening had their name put in the draw. There were also random draws for prizes donated by the Mount Pakenham Ski Hill and Nicholson’s store. The Civitan club appreciates their support. For more, see Pages 20, 24 and 43.

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EMC sports – Arnprior is going to play host to the Swiss misses. Switzerland’s Women’s national hockey team, ranked fourth in the world, will gear up for the World Championships in Ottawa by holding practices at the Nick Smith Centre from March 26-30. The public is welcome to take in the twicedaily practices and attend an exhibition game between the Swiss and Russian national team Saturday, March 30.

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The men’s team upset Canada in a world tournament game a couple of years ago and also made the final four this year. “The women, like the men, have come a long way,” said Arthur. He said that the Russians are also putting a lot more effort into their women’s hockey program with the Sochi Olympics coming up next year. “So we’ll have a couple of pretty good teams playing here,” he said. “It should be very entertaining.” Adding to the excitement will be the return of former Ottawa Senators star Alexei Yashin, who is coaching the Russian women’s team. The Russian team will be based in Napanee prior to the world championship, which runs April 2 to 9 in Ottawa.

Team Switzerland will be staying at the Arnprior Quality Inn and eating at East Side Mario’s. The contingent will include about 35 players, coaches and staff, so should provide an economic boost for the town. Arthur said organizers are anticipating that local schools will get involved in helping the team feel at home, much as they did when the World Broomball championship came to town in November. At that international tournament, Walter Zadow adopted the Swiss team and other schools did the same to squads from other countries. Arthur would like to see the Madawaska Girls Hockey Association be involved as well, as the national teams’ players provide inspiration for their young counterparts. There will be local flag-bearers needed for

both teams at the March 30 game. A local committee organizing the visit will meet again on Monday to determine how many more volunteers are required for such duties as security and parking for the game. The Town of Arnprior signed the contract last week with the Canadian Hockey Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to give the Switzerland team ice time at the Nick Smith Centre for morning and afternoon practices. Funding is coming from the federal government through the Renfrew County Community Development Corporation to help Arnprior with the costs of hosting the Swiss team. It will be a busy time for the arena staff. The

Ontario Midget Women’s Hockey championship will be held April 4 to 7 at the Nick Smith Centre. “The best teams from all over Ontario will be here,” said Arthur, noting the quality of hockey is equal to that of triple A (Titans). At the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa April 2-9, the top eight teams will compete for the title. Canada and Switzerland will join the U.S. and Finland in a top four group playing at Scotiabank Place, while the other four play at the Nepean Sportsplex. The gold and bronze medal games will be played April 9 at Scotiabank Place. For more information about the championship, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa.

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EMC news - The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce hosted nine different service groups at a breakfast meeting at the Arnprior Legion on Jan. 24. Special Olympics, the Lions Club, the Arnprior Lionettes, the Breast Cancer Support Group, Knights of Columbus, the Arnprior Fish and Game Club, Communities in Bloom, the Arnprior Optimist Club and the Arnprior Rotary Club all representative attending. The groups made presentations, detailing their history and summarizing recent projects and upcoming events in the community. Several groups have new projects upcoming, such as the dock project by the Arnprior Fish and Game Club.

Louise Mulvihill of Communities in Bloom noted she will be stepping back from the chair position and that the group is looking for a new leader. The Arnprior Optimist Club’s Chris Toner said that the Optimists hope to grow this year’s Scotch tasting to 80 participants, up from last year’s 60. “There is always something we can do to help a neighbour, and in particular, the senior community,� said Jean Fong of the Lions Club. To no one’s surprise, all service clubs in Arnprior noted they are currently recruiting new members. Specifically, Special Olympics is recruiting coaches for sports such as Nordic skiing, curling and power lifting. Any service clubs who would like to present at a chamber breakfast in the future should contact Cheryl Sparling at 613623-6817.

Mayors, hospital CEO featured speakers at GACC breakfast EMC news - The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce is all set to host its annual mayors breakfast. Arnprior Mayor David Reid, McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell and Arnprior

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Crossing guard candidates surface EMC news – The publicity surrounding the threat by Arnprior council to withdraw crossing guard service at Madawaska and Bell street appears to have paid off. After having difficulty in getting anyone to apply for the job late last year, the latest advertisements for the position have generated at least a half dozen responses, town council was told Monday. The deadline for applications in this Friday, Feb. 1. With the renewed interest, council voted unanimously against eliminating the crossing guard position on Madawaska. Council is still interested in having the school board take more responsibility for the crossing guards. At one time, school boards shared in the cost, but that partnership was ended several years ago. The town is drafting a letter to the Renfrew County school boards asking for funds to help pay for the service. Council also asked for a copy of a motion from the Municipality of Central Huron to have the ministry of education take over the responsibility for crossing guards, with an eye to officially supporting it at the Feb. 11 meeting. It was also suggested that a summer student be tasked with studying traffic and safety concerns at the crossing guard points.

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Teachers let new Liberal leader know their feelings about Bill 115 Several local teachers participated in the Ontario Federation of Labour rally in Toronto at Allan Gardens Saturday in conjunction with the provincial Liberal leadership convention. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario sponsored a bus to Toronto and invited Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation members to attend. The bus contained educators from Arnprior, Renfrew, Killaloe, Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River schools. The protesters gathered at the rally a few hours before the march started with music and speeches by several labour leaders. The Ontario Federation of Labour estimated 30,000 people attended the rally to deliver a “strong message to Liberal delegates that democracy must be restored, collective bargaining must be respected.” For more, see Page 33.

EMC news – Arnprior Coun. Lynn Grinstead does not chair council’s proposed community development committee, as indicated in last week’s paper. Council hasn’t officially formed the committees yet. Grinstead chaired the outgoing community improvement and tourism advisory committee. *** Russ Corbett did not say that the buffer he is concerned about near Gillies Grove is between the proposed development and public land, as indicated in last week’s paper. He notes the Gillies Grove is privately owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Chronicle Guide EMC apologizes for the errors.

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The Renfrew County District School Board used to contribute to those wages until about 15 years ago, but Renfrew clerk Kim Bulmer says the board will be asked to share the cost. The recent salary raises mean the program’s overall cost is rising $7,000 to about $40,000. The town has administered the program since the 1970s. The raises were determined after surveying the cost of crossing guards in Arnprior, Carleton Place, Collingwood, Oshawa, Pembroke and Whitby. They were paid as low as $600 (Pembroke) and as much as $790 (Whitby), or an average of $700 per month.

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EMC news - Renfrew County staff projected a 2.8 per cent increase in the tax levy heading into its Jan. 23 and 24 budget workshop. But with the workshop completed, county council had whittled the increase down to 2 per cent. Those numbers delighted Warden Peter Emon, who chaired the two-day workshop with Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe. Factoring in real assessment growth of 1.8 per cent, the actual tax levy impact for the county’s 2013 budget will be an increase of 0.2 per cent. The increase means the levy will increase by $709,037 over 2012, bringing county taxes in 2013 to $36,052,253. This increase was to come forward for approval at County council’s Jan. 30 meeting (after press deadline). “I think all of county council was

pretty satisfied,” said Emon after his first budget workshop as county warden. Emon, who was acclaimed warden in December, said he was particularly satisfied the budget won’t mean compromised services to Renfrew County residents. The one exception may be the homelessness portfolio, which will have a shortfall in government funding of about $395,790. Child care services will also have a shortfall, of $395,091, but a four-year government mitigation grant will decrease this year’s actual childcare shortfall to $90,000. As social services director Dave Anderson said on the first day of the budget workshop: “It will probably mean servicing more people with less money.” Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack reported the small increase to town council Monday, noting that caution was justified. He said Arnprior and Petawawa have been the growth centres in the county, but development slowed in both in 2012. With

that in mind, it’s not the time to be adding major expenditures or many more staff, he said. To pare the county’s tax levy down to 2 per cent, county council found savings of $234,514, primarily with the following moves: • not approving the creation of a supervisor for Arnprior’s new Ontario Works office; • reducing capital reserves from the county to the Renfrew County Housing Corporation; • reducing the amount of scratch coat work on county roads by about $50,000, but while providing the same amount of scratch coating as in 2012; • reducing contributions to paramedic reserves by $100,000 (still leaving $2.4 million in those reserves); and • cancelling $10,000 in renovations for the Lake Street provincial offences office in Pembroke. See LOW COUNTY, Page 13


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Town approves spending to implement strategic plan Derek.dunn@metroland.com

EMC news - Two weeks before the revelation of the sad state of the Town of Arnprior’s financial affairs, council approved spending more than $116,000 from “surplus 2011 funds” on branding and a better website. Council signed off on spending the $116,445 for marketing, with leftover money going to the reserve fund, at its Jan. 14 meeting. That’s when CAO Michael Wildman presented his Town of Arnprior 2012 Strategic Plan. It outlines priorities, visions and core values the municipality wants in place by 2017. The Queen’s University Executive De-

cision Centre was called in to help co-ordinate the strategic plan, which came together after 75 residents expressed their views during two public meetings last year. Council also participated. The visions were the same, although the order differed. The key priorities include: • human resources and organizational chart; • financial model with sustainable funding; • realistic infrastructure plan (includes piped services, road improvements); • economic development plan funded and implemented; • develop and implement a marketing and branding strategy;

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• downtown development plan in place (revitalization of the downtown core and town square completed); • waterfront revitalization project with plan ready. The first two priorities should be done in 2013, according to Wildman. They are pressing priorities considering the problems with processes and policies at town hall leftover from previous administrations. The first will see a properly aligned corporate model, well-trained staff; and improved morale and peaceful labour relations. The second will see a 10-year longrange capital forecast implemented, as well as a balanced budget, with budget targets achieved.

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Depth of financial woes startles council, collection of money owing to be priority He said it has taken time for the council elected in 2010 to get a handle on the situation, but with a new CAO, treasurer and deputy treasurer in place and more new officials on the way, “I’m very confident we’ll be able to turn this around … this is a good start (see his full statement on Page 8).” Reeve Walter Stack said he is not surprised there were problems, but said it is disturbing that there are so many issues involving millions of dollars. Calling it a “reflection on the past administration,” he said the financial troubles are a burden on all the town’s taxpayers who are paying their fair share. Stack suggested council look at a zerobased budget process this year, to ensure all items are justified. “We need to get a handle on where we are,” he said. Coun. Lynn Grinstead said that while she expected some problems, “this is far beyond the realm of what I expected.” In response to her question as to what type of accounts are behind, Morawiec said it is in a large number of areas from property taxes and water bills to miscellaneous items. But if you owe the town money, look out. She explained that the town is putting in new collection policies and best practice methods in attempt to collect as much of the money owing as possible. “Finance staff will continue to pursue collections to the fullest extent possible, and will investigate measures to prevent recurrences of a similar nature,” her report said. As of Dec. 31, an unaudited report indicates the town’s accounts receivable balance is close to $4 million. That includes $2.3 million in property taxation, $1.1 million in water/wastewater bills, $252,000 in general accounts and $125,000 to the Nick Smith Centre. When asked about the latter, Morawiec

explained that the money is owing to pay for ice time and other services. Reid said that some people get into arrears on no fault of their own, so the town needs to work with them on payment plans. But for some delinquents, there is no good reason and not making them pay up is unfair to the rest of the citizens, he said. “If we don’t collect (from them), we have to get it from the people who are already paying their taxes.” That’s why it’s “very important” that the changes be implemented as soon as possible, he said, praising staff for the progress made over the past few months. Morawiec reported that while a number of the improvements will take significant time to see full resolution, progress has been made in “re-engineering” the finance department and several initiatives are well under way to establish proper procedures, address outstanding items and find efficiencies. COLLECTIONS TACKLED

As for the effort to collect money owed the town, memos will be issued in February to all parties with outstanding balances notifying them that penalties and interest will begin to accrue and some may be forwarded to collection agencies. Where possible, accounts receivable are being added to the tax roll. The town has issued letters threatening to put 16 properties up for tax sale as their taxes are more than three years in arrears. The properties account for almost $1.5 million or 64 per cent of the $2.3 million in outstanding taxes. The town will also relook at past failed tax sale efforts to see if the process can be revived. A new water and wastewater billing and collection policy will help the town finally get that touchy area under control by cracking down on long-term de-

linquents. The policy sets out collection procedures, clear payment timelines, steps to disconnect the water supply, and disconnection and reconnection frees. A letter will be sent out to all property owners in the February tax bill reminding them of their payment responsibilities and the town is compiling a list of outstanding accounts that administration feels will need bailiff services to collect. The town will also work with property-owners receiving leak adjustments to determine what steps are needed to fix the problem. Morawiec reported that all outstanding Manulife bills have been issued and where needed payment plans set up. “So all our retirees are looked after,” asked Coun. Dan Lynch, who was answered in the affirmative. The parks and recreation department has made a new hire so it can better arrange staff schedules, so to become are compliant with the province’s Employment Standards Act. Some staff have not been properly applying the town’s overtime policy, which has been clarified. However, the administration is seeking a legal opinion before taking any corrective measures. Staff issued about $233,000 paymentin-lieu-of-taxes notices in the last two months of 2012 and Morawiec said she is happy to report that $226,000 has been received. The new deputy treasurer is streamlining the town’s accounting system and is arranging for more training for staff. The administration is also planning to improve and streamline polices and practices regarding reserve funds, the gas tax and property registration. It has also recommended significant revisions to the town’s procurement policy, which was discussed later in council’s meeting Monday and will be up for a final vote Feb. 11.

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Best practices should include council oversight

The words ‘best practices’ were used many times Monday during Arnprior’s lengthy discussion of the many changes being put in place by the new administration at town hall. Another word, ‘oversight’, may not have been bandied about so frequently, but it is just as important. It’s obvious by the sobering financial report presented by treasurer Jennifer Morawiec and CAO Michael Wildman to council that there has been far too little of both best practices and oversight when it comes to the town’s finances in the past few years. That’s the great thing about best practices, it does away with old boy networks. Many of the new members elected to town council for the first time in 2010 ran on plat-

forms to bring more openness and efficiency to town hall. It’s taken a couple of years, but it appears that the change promised during that election campaign is finally beginning to take root. New council in 2011, new administration in 2012 and now best practices in 2013. Morawiec’s report, unfortunately, contains too many examples of bad practices that have had to be rooted out at town hall. While there is no evidence of willful deception, it appears that important duties were not attended to in a timely fashion. Staff seemed to be either overwhelmed or in over their heads sometimes with the sheer volume of the tasks given them. Also standing in the way of best practices

were loosey-goosey regulations, vague policies and a lack of clear direction. Instead of being able to properly tackle problems, staff fell victim to them. That’s why oversight is important too. The proactive new administrative staff at town hall, with the blessings of the mayor and council, has taken some major steps to address the backlogs and bad habits have grown up over the years. Council has given the CAO and his new lieutenants the green light to re-engineer, as they call it, the finance department and implement best practices in all town operations. Councillors obviously have faith that the new administration in place has the right stuff for the job. But it shouldn’t be blind faith. Mayor David Reid brought up the word

oversight in the discussion about the town’s proposed new procurement policy. He wants council to be included in, or least be made aware of, all expenditures of taxpayers’ money. That will hopefully be ensured when council gets to passing the new delegation of authority bylaw. Council is relying on its new administrative team to restore best practices to town hall. But it should practice due diligence itself by taking its oversight role seriously. Things can change. At one time, council had faith in past administrations to exercise best practices on behalf of the taxpayers. But somewhere along the line, the oversight slipped away. Council has to be vigilant that never happens again.

LETTERS

Firefighters should be applauded To the Editor: I’m writing because something should be said about the prompt and efficient service received last Saturday night in Arnprior. We had the first volunteer firefighter pulling up out front literally as we got off the phone from calling 911. The fire department then put a call in to Hydro and even the repairs were completed

within an hour and a half of the initial emergency call. Home saved, heat, lights and restored in a very short time frame. A job well done by all involved. Thank you! Marc and Debbie Reid Arnprior

Town well underway in addressing financial problems: Mayor Reid Arnprior Mayor David Reid read the following prepared statement after the dramatic financial update given town council Monday. When I ran for Mayor, and I believe that this applies to all of Council, we ran on a platform of change and in particular to investigate and fix administrative weaknesses within the town’s organization. The changes that have been made have been well discussed and thought through, extensive and in council’s judgment the right decisions for the long-term success and sustainability of the Town. To date, we have hired a new CAO, Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Clerk, Clerk Secretariat, and with a new Director of Public Works, Human Resources Officer and Economic Development Officer soon to join our new senior management team. All new positions are being evaluated in relation to their skills and ability to address Arnprior’s challenges, the contributions they can bring to achieving the Town’s Vision 2017 Strategic Plan and they must demonstrate the ability to fit into the new culture of continuous improvement and a team approach we are initiating throughout the organization. As with any changes of this magnitude,

they must be managed and executed in such a way, that is not only financially viable, but also they must not duly interfere with our ability to carry on the business of running the Town. In other words, it takes time. I have to say, and I know I speak for all of Council, that we are extremely happy and excited, not only about the new additions to our senior management team but also about the new energy, focus and commitment made by all of our staff members. When Michael Wildman and Jennifer Morawiec were hired, they were given clear council direction: uncover all of the issues, be fully open and transparent disclosing those issues, resolve the issues to the best of our abilities and put in place policies and procedures that will ensure we don’t have similar issues in the future. I am happy to report that we are well underway in this process and I need to thank council for their encouragement, guidance and support and to Michael and the whole senior management team for the extraordinary effort and progress they have made on this issue over the past few months. As I have stated in the past, the foundation of success for any organization is the staff and I am confident, given adequate resources and support, the Town of Arnprior will soon start to fully realize on its considerable potential.

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Three winter carnivals planned for McNab-Braeside Sherry Haaima Sherry.haaima@metroland.com

winter carnival on Saturday, Feb. 16. With a revamped rink in the village, the event is shaping up to be a good one. The day opens with an 8 a.m. breakfast at the White Lake Fire Hall and fun activities run all day long, based out of the White Lake Park area. The event wraps up with a bean supper at the White Lake Women’s Institute building. The McNab-Braeside Firefighters Association annual carnival is set for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McNab Public School. Get the day started right with a hearty shanty breakfast served by township council and staff. Then enjoy the sound of bag pipes and music by Kyle Felhaver and Friends. Prizes, games, skating and more are included in the event. Organizers say there are tons of prizes to be given away at each event and all attendees and participants will have the chance to enter into a free draw to win a fully autographed Ottawa Senators jersey. For more information, visit the township website at www. mcnabbraeside.com. R0031859224

EMC events – McNab-Braeside knows just how to beat the winter blahs. As winter drags on and we move into the month of February, the township has a host of winter events to keep the blues at bay.

There are three winter carnivals on the schedule with a variety of activities for young and old alike. Mark Saturday, Feb. 9 on your calendars and head out to the Braeside RA Centre on Sarah Street for an event that includes a shanty-style pancake breakfast, skating, hockey, children’s games and the popular men’s cake baking contest and auction. The fun begins at 8 a.m. Officials are thrilled to welcome the return of the White Lake

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Changing the way you think about storage... YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN THE NEW MEGA DYMON STORAGE FACILITY AT KANATA CENTRUM – IT’S JUST

THE LATEST IN A STRING OF FACILITIES THAT ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER TOWN. LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED, DYMON NOW HAS SEVEN INDUSTRY LEADING FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

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any people are also taking notice of Dymon’s latest facility under construction on Carling at the Queensway. “We are really excited about our Carling site,” offers Steve Creighton, Senior Vice President with Dymon, “it is going to be our flagship facility with our head office located on the top floor. We have some new outstanding features that are going to make this our best facility yet.” Another Dymon facility is also being built at Greenbank at Hunt Club, with six more facilities planned for Ottawa.

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Stepping inside a Dymon facility, you will quickly realize that Dymon Storage is not your traditional type of storage business. “Before the arrival of Dymon, storage in Ottawa was really nothing more than single storey buildings with garage doors. These facilities were typically located in industrial parks or rural locations, that offered minimal security, no climate or humidity controls, and there was very little focus on customer service,” explains Steve Creighton. “We recognized there was a demand for quality storage in Ottawa, but there was virtually nothing available”. Dymon quickly recognized a business opportunity, but wanted to create a unique “made in Ottawa” solution. Before getting started back in 2006, Dymon did extensive research across the U.S. and Canada by visiting dozens of facilities, and quickly determined the attributes of the best performing facilities across North America. Taking these ideas and introducing a few unique offerings of its own, Dymon put together a “best of breed” business model. Arguably, right here in Ottawa Dymon has built the very best that self storage has to offer anywhere in the world.

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“At the end of the day, your stuff is likely better off stored with Dymon than at your home or business” adds Creighton. From the outside, Dymon’s facilities are architecturally attractive and don’t look anything like storage buildings. “We have moved self storage into the mainstream by locating our facilities in easy to access, highly visible sites, usually adjacent to big box retail” says Creighton, “and with our attractive exterior look we wanted the marketplace to understand that we represented a new and totally different storage solution”.

WHAT DOES “BEST OF BREED” MEAN? Dymon’s facilities have many distinctive features that differentiate them from anything else in the Ottawa marketplace. By integrating leading technologies, Dymon has created the safest and most convenient way to store your excess stuff. Starting with its complete and total humidity and climate controlled environment, Dymon’s facilities ensure no mould, mildew or bugs. Its advanced security features ensure your possessions are safe – besides having extended retail hours, Dymon also has a 24/7 Customer Service Command Center which monitors all of its facilities with personnel who can respond to customer issues at anytime, day or night. Dymon’s unique drive through bays (which are like airport hangars) provide complete protection from the weather and allow you to load and unload your stuff in comfort. Dymon even offers a free truck and driver at the time of move-in for your added convenience, taking away the hassle of renting and driving a large truck. Dymon’s facilities have

luxury boardrooms, mini-offices, as well as a vault and mailbox service. And in a short period of time, Dymon has become a leading retailer of boxes and moving supplies – you should drop by the facilities just to see their unique box displays! And the list goes on and on. But perhaps Dymon’s biggest asset is its relentless focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience. “Our highly trained staff regularly go above and beyond to help our customers deal with the stress of moving and storage,” says Creighton. “And time and time again we receive compliments on how helpful and professional our staff are.” With everything that Dymon has to offer, is it any wonder that Dymon Storage has taken the Ottawa market by storm? Dymon’s first facility on Coventry Road opened in 2006 and filled in


“and we continue to listen to our customers for new ideas on what they want to see from us”. DymonBox.com is its latest environmentally focused business that offers customers the opportunity to rent or buy eco-friendly storage bins ideally suited for moving and storage. “This is an incredibly convenient service for our customers,” says Jonathon Dicker, Regional Manager at Dymon, “renting the eco-friendly storage bins is cheaper than buying traditional cardboard boxes and includes free delivery and pick-up.”

just 5 months, and has remained full ever since. Because , of high demand in the area, Dymons Coventry location is currently undergoing a 30,000 sq ft expansion Dymon’s Coventry facility was certainly no flashin-the-pan – Dymon’s second location at Prince of Wales and Hunt Club was filled in only 6 months. Each subsequent facility has also experienced a rapid fill. Dymon’s Kanata Centrum facility, adjacent to Canadian Tire, is the largest self storage facility in Canada. Residential and business customers in Kanata / Stittsville / West Carleton are now enjoying everything Dymon has to offer.

SO WHO IS YOUR TYPICAL DYMON CUSTOMER? The reasons why people need storage are endless. For example, people selling their homes use Dymon. It has been proven that a decluttered, well staged home will sell more quickly and at a higher price. Dymon is also great if you are downsizing or if you simply have too much stuff and need to make room in your home. Many customers also use Dymon to store their possessions while their homes are undergoing renovations, or to clear out their garage in the fall to make room for their cars. Interestingly, the majority of Dymon’s customers are women. According to Creighton, “Women are the primary decision maker when it comes to storage, so we have taken particular care to

design our facilities to be attractive to the female consumer.” Dymon does this through its highly focused customer service, security, convenient access, and ultra clean facilities – all factors many women demand. “Women appreciate the quality that Dymon offers – they know their stuff will be safe and secure.” Dymon’s storage facilities are also very attractive to business operators. With free on-site boardrooms, a parcel acceptance service, and flexible yet affordable storage leasing options, Dymon offers the perfect solution for a variety of businesses. “Currently about 25% of each facility is made up of commercial customers,” reports Creighton. “Dymon is perfect for business to store bankers’ boxes, excess merchandise, spare office furniture or work equipment, and seasonal inventory. We even have some business customers who use their storage unit as their own mini-warehouse instead of renting a larger building with much higher fixed overhead.” With the flexixility of month-to-month leases, business speakers see Dymon as great storage solutions. Dymon is also preparing to launch a new convenient document storage, retrieval and shredding business ideally suited for all types of business. “These additional services represent another natural evolution of our business as we continue to serve our business customers better,” concludes Creighton.

Dymon even assists you if you want to sell any of your stuff. DymonMine.com offers its customers the chance to sell things in a totally secure and convenient fashion. Dymon will photograph, describe and upload items to its website where potential buyers can view them or they can drop down to the facility and have a look. And just recently DymonMine.com introduced its new offer/ counter offer system where buyers and sellers can negotiate by e-mail, totally anonymously. The new process is fun, simple, and effective. When items are sold, Dymon issues a cheque to the customer, “Many Dymon customers were saying they wanted to sell some of their excess stuff, but they were frustrated that there weren’t really many convenient sales options available to them,”explains Dicker “so we developed our on-line marketplace as a safe, con venient, hassle-free way for customers to sell and buy stuff.”

You should take the time to drop by one of Dymon’s convenient locations across the City – they really are unlike anything you have ever seen before. If you have too much stuff and need to declutter, and we all face that situation from time to time, Dymon should definitely be the place you end up.

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The warm colours of winter come out with critters EMC lifestyle - Last week I discussed how small animals use snow as an insulating blanket by tunnelling underneath it. A few, such as Ruffed Grouse, spend cold nights buried in it. Of course, most animals that are winter-active use other means to stay warm. Surprisingly, one of those is through colour. So what colour is the warmest? Likely many of you are thinking “black” and that is for good reason. Black certainly absorbs solar energy better than do lighter colours. And there certainly are northern animals that are black. Common Ravens, which remain in

Ptarmigan, Snow Buntings, Snowy Owls, and Arctic Fox – each the most northern representative of its group – are white in winter. One Nature’s could argue that they Way are white for reasons of camouflage. But Arctic Fox the very far North where few other animals dare to spend largely scavenge in winter winter, are all black. Black- and nothing dares tackle a backed Woodpeckers, one of Polar Bear so protection canthe most northern woodpeck- not be the sole reason for their ers in the world, have solid colouration. Even a few local animals black backs. It only seems logical that northern animals turn white in the winter. Longtailed and Short-tailed weasels would bear dark colouration. But white animals can also change from brown to white in be found in winter in the far the autumn. Snowshoe Hares North. Polar Bears, Rock do too. While white undoubt-

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solar energy as well as black but it retains body heat much better, especially under windy conditions. The reason is that colouration is due to pigments in vacuoles inside feathers and hairs. But white hairs and feathers lack pigmentation, so their vacuoles are empty and contain only air. Just as the air space in a double-paned window prevents house heat from escaping through the glass, air spaces in hairs and feathers reduce heat loss through those structures. For animals such as Snowshoe Hares, the white pelage undoubtedly offers the additional benefit of camouflage. Thus, just like many other adaptations, white colouration offers a double benefit to its

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Strong council support shown for increased planning fees Steve Newman Steve.newman@metroland.com

Janice Visneskie of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Dick Rabishaw of Laurentian Hills and Harold Weckworth of North Algona Wilberforce opposed Renfrew County’s proposed increases for planning fees. But they were the only opponents, as the new tariff of fees was easily passed and became part of the county’s 2013 budget. All other county councillors at the Jan. 23 portion of the two-day budget workshop supported the county’s ďŹ rst planning-fees increases since 2006. Not present to vote were Madawaska Valley Mayor Dave Shulist and Horton Mayor Don Eady, who was recovering from surgery. The table of fees presented to county council included comparative charges by 10 counties for consent applications, zoning bylaw amendments and ofďŹ cial plan amendments. The biggest discussion focused on the $35 hike, from $565 to $600 for consent applica-

tions, even though the proposed increase represented the lowest fee increase for planning applications, at 6.2 per cent. Recirculation fees are rising 17.6 per cent, from $34 to $40. Title validations are rising 8.7 per cent, from $460 to $500. OfďŹ cial plan amendments (OPA) will now cost $450, instead of $425; zoning bylaw amendments (ZBA) are rising 12 per cent, from $290 to $325; and a combined OPA and ZBA application is rising 10.2 per cent, from $635 to $700. The chart proďŹ ling other counties’ planning fees showed a lowest consent-application fee of $500 in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The highest costs were in Haldimand County, which charges $1,000 for a minor consent application and $1,500 for a major consent application. The lowest OPA charges were Renfrew County’s $425. The highest fees were the combined OPA and ZBAs charged by Haldimand County and Norfolk County, at well above $2,000.

“We need to entice people to come here (to Renfrew County) ‌ I agree with many of them (the proposed fees) but not the increase for consent applications,â€? said Visneskie. “If I was to give anyone a break, I’d want to see lower costs on the consents,â€? said McNabBraeside Mayor Mary Campbell, “and give people a break on OPAs and ZBAs.â€? Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet, who chairs the county’s property and development committee, says the fee review showed the hikes were not excessive and that he had “never heard that the current ďŹ gures were a barrier to building.â€? “Maybe you didn’t hear about it, but I sure do,â€? said Visneskie. Weckworth said county councillors really should be trying to promote development, and that the higher fees were “the wrong way to go.â€? Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack supported property and development director Paul Moreau’s motion to approve all of the new fees. But ďŹ rst Stack said local development is slowing and that if the proposed fees were a

hindrance to development, he had no problem giving a break to smaller municipalities. In supporting the proposed fees, CAO Jim Hutton said there is a “signiďŹ cant amount of workâ€? involved in preparing ofďŹ cial-plan and zoning-bylaw amendments. “I don’t see any of our (Whitewater) residents having a problem with the new fees,â€? said Whitewater Region Reeve Don Rathwell. Moreau’s motion to pass the tariff of fees was supported by a weighted vote of 123-20. Hourly rates will also change, by $4 or $5, or by 7.7 to 14.2 per cent. Those fee changes are: director of planning, $65 to $70; manager, $55 to $60; senior planning, $45 to $50; GIS technician, $35 to $40; junior planner $35 to $40; and administrative assistant, $31 to $35. There were 237 severance applications in the county last year. The most were in Madawaska Valley, Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards, Greater Madawaska, and North Algona Wilberforce. The least were in Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan, Laurentian Hills and Petawawa.

Low county tax boost to be a help when municipalities set budgets Continued from Page 6

Emon says he’s pleased with the budget because it’s ďŹ scally responsible, keeping taxes low, improving the quality of road infrastructure and not reducing the quality of county services. The budget also allows the county to maintain a reasonable level of reserves, at about 20 per cent of the county’s overall operating budget, when the provincial government recommends at least 15 per cent. Briscoe, who chairs the county’s ďŹ nance and administration committee, also expressed satisfaction with the budget’s main ďŹ nancial ďŹ gures. “At the end of the day, the County of Renfrew is being extremely fair and astute in spending what we did,â€? said Briscoe. “It’s a progressive budget with all kinds of service improvements, but it is also extremely sensitive to the current economic climate.â€? With such a low increase in the tax rate, for the county’s portion of

the total tax bill, Briscoe says, “now we’ve got space for the lower tier. We don’t start out with a great big bill, so every lower-tier municipality will be ever so grateful.� The county’s tax rate was also made knowing the education portion of the tax bill is dropping. For a home valued at $100,000, the homeowner’s education portion of the tax bill is dropping from $221 to $212. The Renfrew County portion of the tax bill will rise less than a dollar for a house that was assessed at $100,000 in 2012 and rose the average county assessment of 1.9 per cent in 2013, to $101,900. That homeowner’s county tax bill of $367.43 will rise to only $368.16. For a home value at $200,00 in 2012 and rising the average assessed value to $203,800, that homeowner’s county bill will jump only $1.46. The other third of the tax bill will come from each taxpayer’s home municipality.

Last year, lower-tier municipality tax levies ranged from a decrease of 2.7 per cent (over 2011) in Deep River to a 30.6 increase in Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan and a second highest hike of 10.8 per cent in McNab-Braeside. Other local municipalities’ real impact to taxpayers in 2012 included levy increases of 10.6 for Greater Madawaska, 9.8 per cent for Admaston-Bromley, 7.0 for Horton, 6.8 for Bonnechere Valley, 2.7 for Renfrew and 2.5 for Arnprior. The budget workshop featured substantial discussion about restructuring of the public works department. There is no ďŹ nancial impact on public works services to develop long-range programs. This will be done under the new structure, as capital works manager Mike Pinet assumes the title of infrastructure manager. There will be some other reclassiďŹ cation of jobs to accomplish the restructuring.

Eight newly-created positions, in various county departments, will cost the county an estimated $200,000. Those positions, and increased work hours for some existing jobs, include: • creation of a new project engineer, in public works’ infrastructure division, after eliminating the position of an operations technician, for an increased cost of $8,100; • increased hours for a part-time administrative assistant at Bonnchere Manor; • a new part-time accounting clerk for Miramichi Lodge for $24,535; • more hours for a part-time Wheels on Meals position at Miramichi Lodge at a cost of $4,307; • increased vacation-pay entitlement of 380 hours (or $16,300) for paramedics; • creation of a part-time general clerk/treasurer for the provincial offences staff for $26,361; and • creation of an asset management

co-ordinator for property and development at a cost of about $70,000. According to the county’s capital works plan, road shoulders to be hardened to facilitate cycling and walking will include 5.6 km. along County Road 8, between Cobden’s downtown CPR crossing to Barr Line, at a cost of $135,000; 3.6 km. of County Road 42 (Forest Lea Road) in Laurentian Valley for $106,000; and 1.9 km. along Highway 62 in Madawaska Valley for $60,000. The other roads are 0.8 kms. of County Road 1 (River Road) in McNab-Braeside and 1.1 km. of County Road 10 (Division Street) in Arnprior. This list of road work is part of the county’s commitment to support an active transportation strategy in conjunction with Physical Activity Network members, which include the county. The $328,000 for shoulder hardening will come from county reserves.

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Lot 15 Woods Road, Constance Bay Beautiful 147’ x 108’ building lot just one block from Ottawa River &Torbolton Forest in a great rural community with restaurants, community centre, outdoor rink, skate park & sports fields & many social activities for all age. Natural gas is available and high speed internet also available. Walk to corner store and beach. Get your house plans ready. $59,900

NEW PRICE! 115 Porcupine Trail, Dunrobin Immaculate 3 bedrm bungalow with oversized 2 car garage, custom shed, hardwd in living & dining rm, wood-burning fireplace, updated kitchen & main bath, jacuzzi ensuite, rec room in basement, newer natural gas furnace & septic, central air, huge fenced lot 140’ x 201’ , and 15 mins to Kanata! $346,900

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Acre wateront, beautiful stone bungalow. 3 car garage. Designed for entertaining. Geothermal heat pump for heat & air. Must see to appreciate value.

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847 Raglan St Renfrew - Entrepreneur Wanted!!! Gas bar and convenience store located on busy street in good residential areas close to 2 schools. Good 3 bedrm apt attached currently rented. Detached garage. Priced at 199,900 there is great opportunity here!! MLS 852196. Call Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

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103 Renfrew Ave Renfrew - Gracious and Spacious 5 bedrm 3 1/2 Bath home fully finished on 4 levels. Living room with fireplace, seperate dining rm. Hardwood floors. Attached garage. MLS 836595 Call Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

The Ascot as Built on Lot 108 CB - $389,900 2372 SqFt 4 Bedrooms 2 ½ Bathrooms Concrete Front Porch, 9’ Ceilings on Main Floor, Oak Tread Stairs, Upgraded Kitchen with Crown, Large Island and Bar Top, Gas Fireplace, Main Floor Laundry, Ceramic in Foyer Mud Room, and Bathrooms, McEwan Hardwood in Front Hall, Den, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom, Pot Lights, Central Air Conditioning, Premium Lot included in Price

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227 Prince Street - 3 bedroom on quiet dead end street. Gas heat Central air Priced to sell at $124,900. MLS# 850980 Call Dennis to view 613-432-0041 NEW PRICE

2889 Pucker Street. - 3 Bedrm 2 bath Chalet style home offers country living at its best. Situated on a Hillside 2+ acre lot minutes from Renfrew. Good paved road. MLS #833088 $174,900 Call Dennis Yakaback 613-432-0041

655 Mullins Rd. - Pleasant 2 Bedroom on Country Lot. Open Concept Living Areas. Beautifully Appointed Walk Out Basement. A Must See! $219,900 MLS# 850980 Call Dennis Yakaback: 613.432.00041

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The last homes in our Michael Street Area and they are going fast. Don’t Miss Out!! The Emmy on Blk 6 Unit B – $229,900 1518 SqFt Townhome with 3 Beds & 2 ½ Baths The Farifax as Built on Lot 99 CB - $377,900 Concrete Front Porch, Kitchen Island, Bar Top and 1935 SqFt 3 Bedrooms 2 ½ Bathrooms nd Pantry, 2 Floor Laundry, Finished Rec Room Large Kitchen with Bar Top and Glass Corner Door, The Laurel on Blk 4 Unit E – $244,900 Sun Room with Vaulted Ceiling, Pot Lights, Gas 1682 SqFt Townhome with 3 Beds & 2 ½ Baths Fireplace, Round Corners, Main Floor Laundry, nd Concrete Porch, Island with Bar Top, Pantry, 2 Floor Ensuite with Corner Soaker Tub and 4’ Shower Laundry, Hardwood in Kitchen/Dining/Living Ceramic in the Foyer, Kitchen, Sun Room, Mud The Emmy on Blk 6 Unit A – $259,900 Room and Bathrooms, McEwan Hardwood in the 1305 SqFt Bungalow 3 Beds & 2 Baths Concrete Porch, Living/Dining Room and Master Bedroom, Granite Large Open Concept Living Area, Main Floor Laundry, Counter Tops in Kitchen and Bathrooms, Central Air Hardwood & Ceramic included Conditioning, Built on Premium Lot

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Generous sized Split Level, great for extended families, attractive subdivision, schools, shopping, all close, MLS # 851786 offered at $294,900 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602

2 + ACRES /DOCHART ESTATES, family living at its finest. INGROUND POOL, NATURAL GAS, Attractive Split Level Home MLS # 838193 $349,900 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602

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Very deceiving home, looks smaller than it is. 5 bedrms, 2 baths, family rm. 3 bedrms, full bath all upstairs. Oversize single car garage with entrance to private backyard. Lrg wrap around deck with access from kitchen and den. MLS# 837620. Call Cheryl

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Packers lose to Almonte in Frostfest game JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

EMC sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Arnprior Packers January woes continued last Friday as they lost 5-4 in Junior B hockey action to the Almonte Thunder in Pakenham. The loss, the Packersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourth this month, dropped Arnprior into third place behind the Renfrew Timberwolves, who upset Perth and edged Metcalfe on the weekend. The win pulled Almonte within ďŹ ve points of Arnprior

and four behind suddenly slumping Stittsville, which holds down the Valley Divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nal playoff spot. Almonte has two games in hand over Renfrew and one over Arnprior in the tight division race. The Packers blew an early two-goal lead in the loss to Almonte at the Stewart Community Arena in the annual Pakenham Frostfest game. Jeffrey Stanton scored just as a 5-on-3 power-play was ending to give Arnprior the lead at 14:20 of the ďŹ rst. Jared

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Valley Division Team Perth Blue Wings Renfrew Timberwolves Arnprior Packers Stittsville Royals Almonte Thunder Shawville Pontiacs

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Steege scored 12 seconds later to put the Packers up 2-0. However, Almonteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandon Mendham tallied with two seconds left in the ďŹ rst period to get the Thunder back in the contest. Almonte continued the momentum in the second with two quick goals of their own, with Terry Mallon scoring at 4:05 and Liam Killeen at 5:27 to put the Thunder ahead 3-2. Steege, with his 35th goal in 34 games, tied the game for Arnprior at 4:14 of the third with an unassisted marker. Almonte responded with goals by Eric Langford and Nick Villeneuve on the power-play to put the Thunder up by two. Stanton set up Mark Shanks at 12:01 for the third to bring Arnprior within one, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as close as they would get. Kyle Lamothe made 35 saves in the Packer net, while Dominic Plaschy had 32 saves for Bill Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. Almonteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s female goalie Peyton Parker backed up Plaschy. Packer Patter: Arnprior has six games left, all against division rivals, as they try to nail down a playoff spot. The Packers continue their road string this Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. in Shawville, before embarking on a crucial homeand-home with Stittsville.

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Bill Ryan subbed in for his brother, Gervais, for the ceremonial dropping of the puck last Friday evening to open the Pakenham Frost Festival and begin the Junior B hockey game between the Almonte Thunder and the Arnprior Packers. Taking the draw are Almonteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kane Abbis-Mills and Arnpriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alex Serafini. Almonte won the game 5-4. Arnprior plays an afternoon game (2:30) in Stittsville this Sunday, Feb. 3, before hosting the Royals at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Stittsville, which was challenging for second in December, has lost four straight and six out of eight in January.

against arch-rival Renfrew, with the season ďŹ nale being Sunday, Feb. 17. Almonte blew a chance to move closer to a playoff spot when they lost 6-1 to Metro Division-leaders Ottawa Junior Canadians 6-1.

Arnprior has a 2-4 record so far this month. A game in Perth that was cancelled by bad weather earlier in the year has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 15. The game is sandwiched between two home games

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   phone the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium at 613-732-8419. 2. Bring your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proof of age, immunization records, Ontario health card, home address and proof of Ontario residency to the school your child will be attending next fall during the registration period. Junior Kindergarten students must be four-years-old by Dec. 31, 2013. Senior Kindergarten students must be five-years-old by Dec. 31, 2013. Several RCDSB schools have full day, alternate day junior and senior Kindergarten programs. Visit www.renfrew.edu.on.ca or contact your school for further details.

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Lindsay Frechette of the Pakenham area sings O Canada prior to the Pakenham Frostfest game between the Arnprior Packers and Almonte Thunder. At right, Bill and Gervais Ryan were honoured during the opening ceremonies of Pakenham Frostfest last Friday for their many contributions to the winter carnival since it began at least 50 years ago. In a speech prior to the Junior B game, Bill Ryan noted that Gervais was one of the first to skate on the Stewart ice surface when it opened in 1975. He also said his brother was among a group that came up with the slogan on the Pakenham sign: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something of interest at any time of the year.â&#x20AC;? Looking over at the Arnprior Packers, who were getting ready to play Almonte Thunder in the annual Frostfest game, Ryan pointed out that their coach, Barry Melanson, then a Grade 5 student at Pakenham school, came up with the name Frost Festival when the carnival organizers held a renaming contest in the 1970s.

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67s to visit Arnprior Saturday

With numerous local families spending countless hours travelling to and from hockey rinks, CAA North & East Ontario is reminding all motorists to drive safely during and after the hockey season.

John Carter

Two golds for local wrestlers

Presents

"REAKFASTWITH Mayor Reid, Mayor Campbell, and Eric Hanna, the CEO from the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital Mayor Reid and Campbell will speak to us on what was accomplished in 2012 and what is up and coming in 2013 Eric Hanna will speak about strategic directions for Arnprior Regional Health

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Arnprior wrestler Alex Boileau earns his first win by pinning his opponent in a tournament in Renfrew. some medals. The highlight for everyone on the team, including coach Kevin Mayhew, was seeing Alex Boileau wrestling in his first tournament pin his opponent for his first win. The high school wrestlers are now gearing up for EOSSAA Feb. 19 in Kingston and OFSAA March 6-7 in Guelph. On the club side, the wrestlers have provincials in St. Catherineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for 14-to-17-year-

olds on Feb. 2 and 3 and the Renfrew Rumble on Feb. 16. Joining the club members at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rumbleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will be members of the Walter Zadow Public School wrestling team. To help with the costs of these tournaments, as well as club costs, the team will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre during the Fitzroy Winter Carnival. R0011892758

EMC sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Members of the Arnprior High school team competed at the National Capital Wrestling Festival on Jan. 19, winning two golds. Rebecca Dolan wrestled a girl from the Pontiac and won her match in three rounds, securing the gold medal. John Dolan was in a weight class of four. He wrestled well and was winning his first match until a slight mistake on a move cost him the victory. He lost his second match and was injured as well, so was unable to continue for his last match. Darren Mayhew was in bracket of eight wrestlers. His first match was against a wrestler who had beaten him in Renfrew in December. This time Darren came out on top after three rounds. Darren went on to win his next two matches to finish in first place. Prior to this tournament, Arnprior wrestlers competed in Renfrew and Kingston with some great matches, which resulted in them bringing home

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EMC sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ottawa 67s are coming to town. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bringing free hockey tickets with them. Players from the Ontario Hockey League team will be at the Nick Smith Centre this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to practice and skate with young hockey players. While the 67s are having a rough season, they still have several top-notch players, including Sean Monahan, the high-scoring centre who is expected to be among the top three taken in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Hockey League amateur draft. The Arnprior Minor Hockey Association is hosting the joint event with the 67s. Players from the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association are also invited. The 67s players are holding a practice at the Nick Smith Centre from 11 a.m. to noon, then will skate with the AMHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest players from the Initiation Program from noon to 1 p.m.

The players will also be signing autographs for all in attendance. Admission is free and first 100 people to attend will get two free 67s tickets. One of the sponsors of the event is CAA North & East Ontario, which said in a news release that it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;pleased to be able to give back to the local community by providing young hockey players with the chance to fuel their dreams at an Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community practice this weekend in Arnprior.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving back to the communities we serve through our corporate community partnerships is of fundamental importance to CAA North & East Ontario,â&#x20AC;? said the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of marketing Todd Beavis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are extremely pleased to be able to partner with the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and help encourage the hockey dreams and ambitions of these young players.â&#x20AC;? It is the third consecutive year that CAA has partnered with the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The auto club was recently a sponsor of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hardest Working Player Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in collaboration with the local OHL team.

Where: The Legion When: Tuesday February 19th, 2013 Cost: $12.00/Person Doors Open at 7:00am Breakfast will begin at 7:30am Please confirm attendance no later than February 14th, 2013 by email, or by calling the GACC office at 613-623-6817.

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McNab-Braeside aims for new archery program Sherry Haaima Sherry.haaima@metroland.com

EMC sports - Cupid won’t be the only one bearing a bow and arrow this Valentine’s Day. The Township of McNab-Braeside is rolling out a brand new family archery program with Feb. 14 set as the first session at the Braeside RA Centre. No advance knowledge is required, explains McNab-Braeside recreation director Geoff Patterson, as qualified instructors will be on hand

with all the knowledge and equipment required to get started. The program has been designed as a 10week trial course of archery and is an ideal activity for families, said Patterson at the Jan. 22 council meeting. “We can accommodate any age group,” said Patterson, “but if there are children between four and eight years old we want a guardian on site.” Instructors can offer all levels of training so it’s not just beginners who might be interested

in the course, said Patterson. “It’s not just for novice but for intermediate level as well,” said Patterson. Archery will run Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the RA centre. “Cost for the program initially will be $30 for 10 weeks then we will look at success of it,” said Patterson. To register, individuals are asked to call or drop into the township office. The program’s being offered on a first-come,

first-serve basis, so those interested are advised to sign up soon. There is only so much equipment to go around, so a cap will be put on participation, said Patterson. The idea to offer the program came about as a response to public input. “We put out word of what potential programs we could offer and we had a strong response to archery,” said Patterson. “It’s what the people want.”

FILE B1/13

TOWN OF ANRPRIOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Application for Consent IN THE MATTER of Section 53, Chapter P.13 of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990; and IN THE MATTER of an application for consent with respect to the following: Owner: Location:

Blair and Elizabeth Campbell 400 Division Street Legally described as Part Lot 5, Concession A

Purpose and Effect of Consent Application: The purpose of the application is to sever part of Lot 5, Concession A, to add lands to Block 141, Plan 49M-31, for future residential subdivision development. The property to be retained contains agricultural buildings. The lands to be severed are vacant. The application for severance proposes to sever a rectangular area of approximately 2.56 hectares with 20m of frontage on the temporary turning circle of Stonehaven Way and a lot depth of 412 metres. The retained portion will comprise of the remainder of the agricultural parcel, being 29.27 hectares. The effect of the proposed severance is the division of the existing property to add to lands to be developed as a residential subdivision. TAKE NOTICE THAT the consent application will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment for the Town of Arnprior on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, Arnprior Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON. A key plan is attached. Application B1/13 and additional related information are available in the Planning office for inspection during regular office hours. You are entitled to attend this Public Hearing in person to express your views about the application or you may be represented by Counsel for this purpose. If you wish to make written comments on this application, they may be forwarded to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at the address below. If you do not attend the hearing, it may proceed in your absence. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed consent, you must make a written request to the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment. If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed consent does not make a written submission to the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment before it gives or refuses to give a provisional consent, the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss the appeal. KEY PLAN:

Dated this 31st day of January, 2013. Robin Smith, ACST Secretary-Treasurer Committee of Adjustment Town of Arnprior 105 Elgin Street West ARNPRIOR ON K7S 0A8 Tel: (613) 623-4231 rsmith@arnprior.ca Tel. (613)623-4231

Town holds bonspiel John Wahay Arnprior Curling Club

EMC sports – The Arnprior Curling Club held its annual Casual Curl Bonspiel on Jan. 26-27. The bonspiel is held yearly to allow novice or inexperienced participants to try out the sport of curling. There were 22 teams entered forming three draws. The event is intended for participants to have fun, as teams such as the White Lake Fire Station’s Fire on Ice did. The event finished with a supper and award-

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The Arnprior Curling Club team of Doug Johnston, Joe Ferrari, Dave Chesworth and Dale Evenson won the Quebec International Challenge in Quebec City on Saturday. The Bonspiel is celebrating its 100th year and this is the first time that an Arnprior team has taken first place. The spiel had 84 entries. More pictures and details will follow when the team returns home.

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Fire on Ice, a team from the White Lake Fire Station entered the Arnprior Curling Club’s Casual Spiel on the weekend. Finishing second in their draw, from left, are Karen Barsoski, Kevin Nicholson, Alex Nagrodski and Jay Roberston.


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Slalom magic at the Peaks Calabogie Ski Racing Club member Thys Blok of White Lake rips down the slalom course during the first U10 race of the season at Calabogie Peaks. He finished 15th, despite completing only one of two runs. SUBMITTED/LEE NARRAWAY

TOWN OF ARNPRIOR

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING In the matter of Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act, the Town of Arnprior hereby gives NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING: o A public meeting to allow the public to make representations to Council regarding a proposed Official Plan Amendment and Implementing Zoning By-law Amendment for 394 Madawaska Boulevard and Part of Lot 2, Conc. C and Part of Lot 1, Conc. C and D Subject Lands The Town of Arnprior has received application No. 18 for an amendment to the Town’s Official Plan and implementing zoning by-law for the lands municipally known as 394 Madawaska Blvd, and described as Part 2 on Plan 49R-12671, Part of Lot 2, Conc. C and Part of Lot 1, Conc. C and D, Town of Arnprior as shown on the attached Key Map. Public Meeting A public meeting to allow the public to make representations to Council regarding the proposed Official Plan Amendment and implementing Zoning By-law Amendment will be held on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior ON. PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE AMENDMENTS Effect of Official Plan Amendment – The proposed Official Plan amendment would re-designate the subject lands from “Highway Commercial” and “Industrial” to “Highway Commercial” and “Residential” to allow for the development of commercial retail space and residential housing units.

Local ski racers rally after icy day on slopes EMC sports – It was a weekend of heartbreak and glory for the U12 Calabogie ski racers. The team kicked off their race schedule with back-to-back events, a Slalom at Camp Fortune, Quebec Jan. 26 and a Giant Slalom (GS) Jan. 27 at Calabogie Peaks. In the Slalom race, only three racers out of the 11 finished two clean runs. Sam Alexander of Carp pulled off a fifth-place finish, and Owen Barr of Carp and Ryan Geddie of Kanata pulled off some nice turns to complete both runs. But despite some incredible skiing, the sheer ice defeated the rest of the team, with the other racers blowing out of the course on one or both runs. The team came back ready for redemption the following day. Calabogie Peaks hosted the GS, so the athletes were pumped for some home hill action. The finish corral was full of smiles, as every racer skied a solid race and completed both runs. For the girls, Alyssa Steggall of Stittsville initiated the glory by earning a fourth-place ribbon with two flawless runs. Fellow racers Annabel Wight of Kanata and Tess Schreider of Kingston skied well to come in 50th and 55th respectively. The boys then cleaned up the course, with a triple podium finish. Brothers Jack and Sam Alexander of Carp pulled off a stunning coincidence – they tied their first run at exactly 40:07 seconds, then on the second run, Jack edged Sam by only 1/100th of a second. Jack earned himself a silver medal, Sam a

bronze, and Tyler Lefebvre of Calabogie completed the trio’s success by speeding in to snag a fifth-place ribbon. Sean Swayze of Braeside skied magnificently, and was sitting in second following his first run, but did not finish the second. Zach Wroe of Burnstown skied two solid runs for 12th, Connor Allen of Manotick was 21st, Owen Barr of Carp 32nd and Ryan Geddie of Kanata 52nd. U14 RACERS

The U14 racers have been gathering excellent results as well. In a Slalom at Vorlage, Quebec Jan. 19, Sophia Tan of Kanata carved quickly to finish in eighth, Jenna Wissing of Kanata was 22nd, Lauren Ferguson of Carp 27th, Alexandra Kerr of Kemptville 37th, Emma Schreider of Kingston 38th, and Jessica Earle 41st. The boys skied hard too, with Sam Duff of Pembroke picking up a fourth-place ribbon, and Travis Reid of Kingston close behind in seventh. Alex Duff of Pembroke did not complete his first run, but rallied on the second. Connor and Liam Maclean of Manotick skied to 48th and 49th. The U10s and U12s will see more action Feb. 1-3 when they travel to Le Relais in Quebec City. Meanwhile, the U14s are gearing up for speed camp at Calabogie Feb. 6-8, followed by a GS race at the Peaks Feb. 9. The U16s will be at Mont Cascades for a Slalom Feb. 9 and back home at Calabogie for a GS Feb. 10.

Additional information regarding the applications is available for inspection at the Town municipal offices during regular office hours or by contacting Robin Smith, Town Planner, at 613-623-4231 ext. 223 or rsmith@arnnprior.ca. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the Town adopts the proposed Official Plan Amendment: the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the County of Renfrew, to the Ontario Municipal Board; or 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 the public body as a party. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, or for further information, you must make a written request to: Maureen Spratt, Clerk, Town of Arnprior, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0A8. NOTE: One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Municipality to such persons as the Municipality sees fit, including anyone requesting such information. Accordingly, in providing such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process. Key Map: Dated at the Town of Arnprior this 31st day of January, 2013. Maureen Spratt, Clerk Town of Arnprior

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Sean Swayze of Braeside on a magnificent run down the Giant Slalom course.

Effect of Zoning By-law Amendment – The proposed zoning amendment would rezone the lands from “General Industrial (GM)” to “Highway Commercial – Exception - holding (HC-E-h)” and “Residential Reserve (RR)” and from “Highway Commercial Exception Two (HC-E2)” and “Highway Commercial (HC)” to “Residential Reserve (RR)”, respectively. The HC-E exception would permit a shopping plaza as an additional permitted use for the site, while the holding (-h) symbol on the HC-E zoning will prohibit development of the lands pursuant to certain conditions being met to the Town’s satisfaction. The RR zone indicates that the lands will be developed residentially in the future, however further approvals will be required prior to any development occurring.

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COMMUNITY

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Good eggs, good meat, good God, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eat Busy in the kitchen at the Nick Smith Centre Jan. 19 at the annual Arnprior Optimist Winter Carnival shanty breakfast were the cooks, servers and bottle-washers, from left, Chris Herrick, John Unrau, Chris Caerby, Darron England, Stuart Greene, Dan Perfitt and Ed Murphy.

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EDUCATION

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Sparty visits the good readers at AJ Charbonneau JoAnn Pecaskieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grade 2 class at A.J. Charbonneau earned a visit from the Ottawa Senators mascot Spartacat and a pizza lunch Monday because they read 520 books in December. Helping Sparty give a cheer that NHL hockey is back, from left in front, are Danica Hassen, Johnny McBride, Jonathan Borsato, Daniel LeBlanc, Louise Stonham, Anna McMaster, William Scott, Dakota Reitsma, Gracie Bradley and Charlie Flowers, and in back: Thomas Peebles, Owen Parkhurst, Lilly Sears-Cunningham, Dayna Liebig, Rainna Morgan, Caeden Adam, Ruby Brintnell and Logan Albertini. Spartacatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit to A.J. Charbonneau was part of the Read to Succeed program, which assists teachers to emphasize to students the importance of reading. Classes submit the number of books they have read each month and can win the visit and pizza lunch. The list includes shared reading, library, take-home, literacy and read-aloud books. The program is run in partnership with the Sens Foundation.

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Spartacat signs autographs for the students and gives out Sparty cards during his visit. He also help read out Marty Sedermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Casey and Derek on the Ice, one of many hockey books the students are reading this term. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are good stories and have great messages,â&#x20AC;? said teacher JoAnn Pecaskie. Sparty also signed studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hockey sweaters. The visit was one of five second-place prizes given out in a draw for the Read to Succeed program. The online Sens@School program works in a variety of areas with local students from Grades 1 to 6.

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Results announced from OPP survey EMC news - During the early months of 2012, citizens from across the province were randomly selected and asked to participate in a survey to measure public opinion about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) delivers to communities throughout the province. The results of the Community Satisfaction Survey have been reviewed, and results of the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion of the OPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service have been announced. The survey revealed that over 95.8 per cent of Ontarians feel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;very safeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in their communities. A majority of respondents indicated that they feel safe when travelling on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provincial highways, and that they were satisfied with the visibility of the OPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marine and ATV patrols.

cent said they would never do it, and 24 per cent said they were â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;not likelyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to do it. Three percent said they do it all the time. On average, respondents living in areas primarily policed by the OPP and receiving all police services were â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;satisfiedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;very satisfiedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with the services provided by the OPP. The information that was collected from the public will be useful in helping the OPP set goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities throughout Ontario. The surveys are done throughout the province annually, and further surveys will be conducted again during the Spring of 2013. To view the survey go to: http://www.opp. ca/media/2012_Provincial_Report_Final_ EN_August_28_2012.pdf. NEW SURVEY?

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No place to unload an ice shack An ice shack hit a bump on the road on its way to the Ottawa River last Friday when it fell off a trailer near Anderson Heating on River Road.

Municipal Matters January 31, 2013

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm Special Committee Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm Special Council Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm Council Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm Committee of the Whole All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated.

2013 BUDGET APPROVED! The Council of the Town of Mississippi Mills approved at its meeting of January 22, 2013 the 2013 budget for the Town. The Water & Sewer Budget will be considered over the next month. Here is a sample of capital projects included in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget: t1BWFNFOU 3FOFXBM 4U "OESFXT  4QSJOH  4UBUF  Clyde; Contributions to CR16A with County t4VSGBDF 5SFBUNFOU 1BLFOIBN $PO /  Drummond Road t.JDSPTVSGBDJOH  5PXOMJOF 3E  4DPUDI $PSOFST Rd, Redpath Rd, Almonte and Main Sts., Carl Lee, Heather Crescent, Margaret St. t3FTVSGBDJOH QSPKFDUT JO "MNPOUF3BNTBZ 1BLFOIBN, t4PVOETZTUFNGPSUIF$PVODJM$IBNCFST t0QFSBUJPOBM3FWJFX t'JSF 1VNQFS  4JEFXBML 1MPX BOE8BUFS5BOLFS , t.JMMPG,JOUBJM#SJEHF, t(SBWFMJO3BNTBZ1BLFOIBN, t8BTISPPN BOE DIBOHF SPPN VQHSBEFT BU UIF 1BLFOIBNBSFOB, t3FDSFBUJPO.BTUFS1MBO, t"DDFTTJCJMJUZ QSPKFDU BU UIF "MNPOUF -JCSBSZ , For the full budget document, please visit www. mississippimills.ca

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t$POTJEFSBQQMJDBUJPOTQFSUBJOJOHUPUIF enlargement or expansion of legal OPODPNQMZJOHPSOPODPOGPSNJOHVTFT provided that they legally existed prior to UIFQBTTJOHPGUIF[POJOHCZMBX 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 PG  QFS NFFUJOH UP CF QBJE BU UIF FOE PG each fiscal year. Monthly meetings are expected; however meeting frequency will depend on the number of applications received. Meetings will UBLFQMBDFBUUIF5PXO0ĂłDFMPDBUFEBU0ME Perth Road. Residents are invited to complete the application form available on the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website and attach a covering letter addressing relevant experience BOE CBDLHSPVOE OP MBUFS UIBO  OPPO PO Monday, February 11, 2013. 8FUIBOLBMMWPMVOUFFSTGPSUIFJSDPOUSJCVUJPOUP our wonderful community! 3PC5SFNCMBZ $MFSL FYU rtremblay@mississippimills.ca

THE TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS NEEDS YOUR INPUT How would you rate the quality of recreation QSPHSBNT  QBSLT BOE GBDJMJUJFT JO ZPVS community? 8IBU LJOE PG BDUJWJUJFT XPVME ZPV MJLF UP participate in? What new or improved recreation facilities do ZPVUIJOLBSFSFRVJSFEJOUIFDPNJOHZFBST 'PS XIBU BHF HSPVQT EP ZPV UIJOL BEEJUJPOBM recreation programs should be provided? 8FXPSLIBSEUPNBLFTVSFZPVBOEZPVSGBNJMZ IBTBDDFTTUPRVBMJUZQBSLT SFDSFBUJPOQSPHSBNT and services. And we want to ensure that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re meeting your needs for years to come. 5IBUTXIZXFSFSFWJFXJOHUIFQBSLT SFDSFBUJPO programs and facilities in your community. And you can help us by completing a short surveyâ&#x20AC;Ś Add your voice today! Take 5 - 10 minutes to fill out the survey now available on our new website www.mississippimills.ca. We will be accepting feedback until February 8, 2013. Your input is an essential part of this review and will help the Town assess our delivery of DVSSFOUBOEGVUVSFQBSLTBOESFDSFBUJPOGBDJMJUJFT  programs and services in Mississippi Mills. Hard copies can be found at: The Almonte Community Centre (182 Bridge Street), The 4UFXBSU $PNNVOJUZ $FOUSF JO 1BLFOIBN  MacFarlane Street), The Almonte Old Town Hall

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PROTECT YOUR DOG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GET A TAG You must ensure that your dog is licensed. Dog licences expire on December 31st each year and DBOCFSFOFXFECZWJTJUJOHUIF.VOJDJQBM0ĂłDF or by mailing the registration form along with the applicable fee. FEES Spayed / neutered

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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 TFU UIFSFGPSFUIFJOUFSJNCJMMJTDBMDVMBUFEBU of 2012 tax rates. If you own property in the Town of Mississippi Mills and did not receive a tax bill please contact UIF.VOJDJQBM0ĂłDFBU

NAMING OF AUDITORIUM IN HONOUR OF RON CARON The Council of the Town of Mississippi Mills will consider naming the auditorium at Almonte Old Town Hall â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ron Caron Auditoriumâ&#x20AC;? in honour of Mr. Caronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many volunteer contributions to the building and the Town. The motion was endorsed by the Almonte Old Town Hall Advisory $PNNJUUFF BOE $PNNVOJUZ  &DPOPNJD Development Committee. The motion will be considered at the Council meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 3131 Old Perth Road. For more information contact the Acting 5PXO$MFSLBUrtremblay@mississippimills.ca or CZDBMMJOHFYU

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Servicesâ&#x20AC;? will be received by Rob Tremblay, Acting 5PXO$MFSLBUUIF 5PXOPG.JTTJTTJQQJ.JMMT.VOJDJQBM0ĂłDF 3131 Old Perth Road, "MNPOUF 0/,"" until 12:00 noon local time, Friday, February 1, 2013 Quote documents may be obtained from the .VOJDJQBM 0ĂłDF  BU UIF BCPWF BEESFTT  PS downloaded at www.mississippimills.ca. Quotes will be publicly opened at 12:15 p.m. local time, Friday, February 1, 2013, in the Committee 3PPN  .VOJDJQBM 0ĂłDF   0ME 1FSUI 3PBE  RR 2, Almonte. The lowest or any quotes will not necessarily be accepted. For further information, please contact Rob 5SFNCMBZ "DUJOH5PXO$MFSLBUFYU 226.

*** EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY *** BUILDING INSPECTOR $54,470.13 - $64,693.43 'PSBEFUBJMFEKPCEFTDSJQUJPO DIFDLPVUPVSXFC site at mississippimills.ca or call Diane Smithson, $"0BUFYU Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock noon on Monday, February 11, 20138FXPVMEMJLF UPUIBOLBMMXIPBQQMZ CVUPOMZUIPTFBQQMJDBOUT TFMFDUFEGPSBOJOUFSWJFXXJMMCFBDLOPXMFEHFE If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please DPOUBDUPVSPĂłDFBU4IPVMEZPV require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of .JTTJTTJQQJ.JMMTXFXJMMFOEFBWPVSUPNBLFTVDI accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROFESSIONAL (ARCHITECTURAL / ENGINEERING) SERVICES FOR RENOVATIONS AT THE STEWART COMMUNITY CENTRE, PAKENHAM Deadline for submissions is noon on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Copies of the RFP providing additional information can be located on the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.mississippimills.ca. Any firms interested in submitting a proposal are requested to notify Diane Smithson, Chief "ENJOJTUSBUJWF 0ĂłDFS CZ FNBJM BU dsmithson@ mississippimills.ca in case any addendums to the RFP are issued.

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NEWS

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A shed caught fire last Friday afternoon on Van Dusen Drive on the outskirts of Arnprior. Fire, police and ambulance officials attended, but not one was hurt in the blaze. JOHN CARTER/METROLAND

Nick Xidous of the John Street Pub on John Street presents $450 to Ken Scissons, who lost his house on McGonigal Street to fire just before Christmas. Scissons will share the contribution with tenants who lost their homes and belongings in the fire. The donation is one of many as the community rallied behind the fire victims. The John Street Pub donated money earned as a cover charge on an evening last week to the cause. The Pub is expecting a busy weekend throwing an Ultimate Fighting Championship party Saturday and a Super Bowl party Sunday.

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EMC news - Delegates had to pay $499 to register for last Saturday’s Ontario Liberal Party leadership convention, but Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke delegates say they got their money’s worth. Eleven of the riding’s 16 delegates supported Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne, who visited the riding Jan. 12 in Cobden, where she met delegates, other Liberal Party supporters and teachers. Sandra Pupatello of Windsor led by two votes on the first ballot of Saturday’s convention at Toronto’s former Maple Leaf Gardens, but that wasn’t exactly what the former MPP needed to fortify her position in the four-male, two-female race. When former RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke Liberal MPP Sean Conway saw the first vote count, he knew Pupatello, whom he was supporting, was in trouble. Pupatello still led on the second ballot, 817-750, but with most other candidates’ supporters moving to the camp of contender Kathleen Wynne, it was soon game over. The sixth leadership convention for Conway in 40 years turned out to be one of the most exciting, but with some disappointment. “When I saw that result (after the first ballot), to me it was over,” said Conway. “I thought she needed to be 75 to 100 ahead if she was going to go on to win,” he said. And he was right. Candidate Harinder Takhar joined Pupatello’s camp, but it wasn’t enough. Wynne, who garnered most of the votes from the camps of candidates Charles Sousa,

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At left: Voting delegates at Saturday’s Ontario Liberal leadership convention included, from left, Maggie Conway (former local MPP Sean Conway’s niece) of Toronto, Barry Robinson of Beachburg, Meredith Caplan Jamieson of Bonnechere Valley, daughter Sadie, and Pembroke native Derek Nighbor, who lives in Toronto.

Gerard Kennedy and Eric Hoskins, prevailed 1,150-866 on the third ballot, setting the stage for the swearing in of the 59-year-old as premier. While she’ll also be Ontario’s first-ever female premier,

there are already five other female provincial premiers now serving in Canada. In retrospect, Conway says Pupatello’s campaign was hurt because she didn’t hold a seat at Queen’s Park and perhaps

because she’d been too adversarial with NDP leader Andrea Horvath, the most popular of the three party leaders in recent public opinion polls. Pupatello, who was elected to office in four consecu-

tive terms, didn’t run in 2011 when she chose to work in the private sector. Wynne received substantial support from rural delegates and has indicated she will be her own agriculture and rural affairs minister. For Renfrew-NipissingPembroke delegates, it was an exciting weekend. Meredith Caplan Jamieson, whose brother David and mother Elinor were both

elected members of provincial and/or federal parliament, called this her most exciting of three provincial conventions, following the 1992 Lyn McLeod and 1996 Dalton McGuinty conventions. “This was my favourite convention ever, by far,” said Jamieson, who has also voted in federal Liberal conventions. “It was just so exciting on so many levels.” The choice will also bode well for Liberals, she predicted. “I think we were smart to vote for someone who’s a strong, compassionate, fun leader,” said Jamieson, noting that voters also took less stock in Wynne’s status as a lesbian than the media did. “That’s the amazing thing about Kathleen. She always exceeds expectations,” she added, alluding to how she trounced then-Conservative Party leader John Tory in the 2007 election in Don Valley West. Derek Nighbor of Pembroke, who lost by a few hundred seats to Conservative John Yakabuski in 2003, wasn’t sure if the Liberal Party was ready to elect a lesbian leader. In fact, the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke delegate was thinking Wynne was headed to a second-place finish before the weekend began. Hoarse and exhausted afterwards, Nighbor said, “I knew she was the best person for the job, but I wasn’t sure if the Liberal Party was bold enough to make that decision.” In the end, Nighbor says two factors ruled the day. One, Wynne had the best-organized campaign. Two, she was a superb candidate. See WYNNE, page 33

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EMC news – Newly-elected Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is trying to arrange a meeting with disgruntled public school teachers in the hope they will resume participating in extra-curriculars. Wynne, a former provincial education minister and school trustee, said this week after winning the Liberal leadership that extra-curriculars are an important part of student learning and having them resumed is a high priority for her. In a news release, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) welcomed the election of Wynne and expressed hope that discussions can begin to help end the “chaos” in schools created by Bill 115.

“We hope that Premier Wynne will govern in the best interests of working people in Ontario and restore the democratic values that have shaped this province,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “We would like to meet with Premier Wynne to begin to restore democracy and resolve ongoing issues in our schools through respectful discussions,” he added. “The sooner we can meet with the premier, the sooner we can work together to try and bring peace and stability back to our schools.” Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario President Fred Hahn said Wynne should end the Liberal government’s attacks on workers’ democratic rights

to free collective bargaining and impartial contract arbitration. “The Liberal government created an unnecessary crisis by using Bill 115 to attack the collective bargaining rights of school board workers,” said Hahn. “Their legislation was a disaster, making collective bargaining all but impossible.”Busloads of teachers and CUPE members came from every corner of the province to march in front of the Liberal leadership convention at Maple Leaf Gardens. Public school teacher organizations have been urging their members to shun extra-curriculars as a protest to the provincial government’s Bill 115. That anger acceler-

ated when Education Minister Laurel Broten imposed new contracts Jan. 2 on teachers who had not reached deals with their school boards. There have been some scattered extra-curricular activities happening in local schools, but most sports, music, theatre and field trips have been curtailed. Meanwhile, an elementary teachers’ after-school protest rally scheduled Wednesday for Madawaska Boulevard in the area of East Side Mario’s was cancelled because of predictions of bad weather. It marks the second straight week the ‘political protest’ has been derailed because of the weather. No alternate date has been announced.

the challenges and opportunities that Ontario’s school boards face today,” said OCSTA president, Marino Gazzola. “When Ms. Wynne was Minister of Education this association appreciated her support and attention to the priorities and needs of Catholic schools. “OCSTA looks forward to working with Premier-designate Wynne and her cabinet to address the issues affecting the quality of K-12 education today. We also hope to begin working towards new and inspiring goals that address 21st century learning opportunities and support the holistic development of every student in this province.”

However, several Arnprior area teachers took part in a Renfrew teachers rally Jan. 22 and others attended the Toronto rally outside the Liberal leadership convention. Extra-curricular activities in Catholic schools are continuing. However, their high schools sports teams no longer have their public school counterparts to play, so their seasons have been affected too. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) congratulated Wynne for her election as the new premier. “As a former school trustee for the largest school board in Canada, Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne understands

Wynne to be province’s first-ever female premier Before Premier McGuinty prorogued Parliament last fall, Nighbor says Queen’s Park was in shambles, with shouting, yelling and a lack of desire to make the legislature work. Nighbor, who predicts Wynne is going to be a great leader, still wonders if the opposition parties won’t try to force an early election. “I just hope the opposition comes to the table and makes (this Parliament) work,” said Nighbor. “It was totally exhilarating, and it made me very proud to be a Liberal,” said Le Passe resident and local delegate Gail Richardson of the convention. A long-time Liberal Party activist who missed being elected to provincial office by a few hundred votes in Markham more than 25 years ago, Richardson called Wynne exceptional and straightforward. “She gets to the point. She’s very smart. And she’s personable. All in all, I think we’re in for some good solid Liberal government.” Richardson’s husband, Izett McBride, was also a Wynne supporter. McBride, who has spoken to Wynne at different confer-

ences or conventions, is impressed by her focus, energy, and willingness to discuss issues. “I think it’s been a great day for democracy and humankind in Ontario,” added McBride. Tom Adamchick, president of the local federal Liberal Party Association, didn’t attend the convention. But he liked his party’s choice for leader. “I was thrilled,” said the Lake Dore resident. “I really thought she had a speech that hit all the points that we’d be expecting from a leader in Ontario at this point in history.” Other delegates enjoying Wynne’s triumph came from the same Hurds Lake family — Kevin Dunbar, partner Wendy Smith and daughter Rebecca. “It was actually pretty exciting and empowering because living in Renfrew County your vote never counts,” said Dunbar. But this time, he says local delegates not only helped pick the Liberal Party’s new leader, but the next premier. “I’m hoping she fixes things,” said Dunbar, whose convention highlights included meeting comedian and political critic Rick Mercer of

CBC’s Rick Mercer Report. A retired teacher, Dunbar said Wynne has to do something about teacher disgruntlement and the province’s deficit. While Dunbar calls himself a “reluctant Liberal,” he says Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s suggestions for edu-

cational reform and deficitreduction leave much to be desired. Even with Wynne’s victory, former MPP Conway says the Liberals have their work cut out for them, partly because of their recent decision to impose teacher contracts through Bill 115.

“She has a lot of experience in government. She knows how government works. She knows how to bring consensus. And she has a really high energy level.”

After teachers protested in large numbers in front of Saturday’s convention at the former Maple Leaf Gardens, Liberal supporters say something needs to be done to address their concerns. And Wynne may be just the person to handle the job, says Conway.

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EMC lifestyle - When winter had socked in around us out in Renfrew County, I developed a whole new collection of fears, which oddly only occurred at night. In the daytime, I loved the look of the wide-open fields deep in the whitest snow, the West Hill where we slid on makeshift toboggans, and the sounds of the sleigh bells as the horses pulled us along the Northcote Side Road. But when night wrapped around us, and we were bedded down upstairs, childish fears settled in, and I often had trouble finding sleep. I wondered if either of Mother’s predictions would

come true while we were fast asleep in our beds. Mother, fearful of the raging Findlay Oval that had to be stoked every night by Father, was sure that the whole house would go up in flames and we would all be, as she said “fried in our beds.” She based her fear on the fact that during the winter, we could count on at least two or three flue fires. These didn’t seem to bother Father in the least. When the pipes turned red, he would simply take his time rising from his spot in the rocking chair, casually walk over to the bake cupboard, take out a bag of course salt, pour a good

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portion into a soup bowl, and then with his winter mitts on, he would miraculously separate the stove pipe where two pieces joined, slip in the bowl of salt, and go back to reading the Ottawa Farm Journal. It worked every time, but Mother was sure that one time it wouldn’t, or that the flue fire would happen when we were fast asleep. Father assured her that as the night wore on the fire would go down in the Findlay Oval. But that did little to put Mother’s mind at ease, and, of course, I carried the fear right upstairs to my bed which I shared with my sister Audrey. If Mother wasn’t worrying about the fire taking us all during the night, she was worried that we could easily freeze in our beds.

The old log home, it seemed, was in a constant state of deep freeze. Even though Father, when the snow had come to stay, packed snow all around the foundation of the house, supposedly to keep out the drafts, it did little. Even the many braided rugs Mother put everywhere she could, including ones rolled up and put along the outside doors, we couldn’t keep out the cold night air. When we sat around the kitchen table at night, each of us had our own cushion to rest our feet on, and crudely-made felt slippers and heavy socks helped little. However, the cold in the kitchen was nothing compared to the cold upstairs! There was no insulation in the peaked ceiling, and all winter, hoar frost appeared all along

the boards. As soon as your feet hit the top step, day or night, you could see your breath. Even the contents of the chamber pot under our bed would be frozen in the morning. Mother tried to warm our beds before we plunged between the feather mattress and the top ticking, by putting in hot bricks wrapped in The Renfrew Mercury, but they soon chilled and did nothing to keep our feet warm. It wasn’t unusual for me to wear my long underwear under my flannelette pyjamas. But it was the night noises of winter that really terrified me. Wildlife surrounded the farm. Wolves howled at night, and their eerie wails terrified me. I prayed that Father had secured the barn doors tightly, and that our sheep would be safe. If it wasn’t the wolves, it was the coyotes, which my brother Emerson said were one and the same as the wolves. He added to my worry by telling me he knew for a fact that

they could wipe out a whole chicken coop in one night! And just as I tried to put all my night fears behind me, there would be a thunderous crack! The old log house would shudder, and I would lay there waiting for another blast of frost that would cause the timbers to respond to the bitter cold. Even my sister Audrey assuring me that the noise wasn’t someone trying to break down our door did little to console me. Eventually I would fall asleep, having prayed loud and long that a higher being would keep us safe during the night; safe from going up in smoke in our beds, safe from neighbours discovering our frozen bodies when we didn’t show up at the Northcote School, and safe from the night creatures and sounds that surrounded our old log house in Renfrew County. And then in the morning, I would again see the wonders of winter, and all would once again be right in my world.

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EMC Events - Renfrew South District Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. One of the projects introduced at the District directorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meeting recently was the creation of the website rsdwi.ca. Members throughout the district now have immediate access to the latest projects and policies at the local, provincial and international levels. Visitors are welcomed to the site to see what WI is all about. A presentation of $500 was made to Karen Maxwell, chair of the Renfrew and Area Health Village physicians recruitment fundraising committee, by the Renfrew South District Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute. In front, from left, are Carole Campbell of White Lake, WI president Marg MacKenzie, Pauline Hughes and Maxwell of the physicians recruitment committee, treasurer Jane Fain, and Tweedsmuir history curator Sara MacKenzie; and in back are secretary Ellen Martin, Gail Reid (Balsam HillHorton), Bev MacLean (Burnstown), Irene Robillard (Burnstown), and vice-presidents Joanne Macdonald and Jo-Anne Camelon. Ann McGregor (Lochwinnoch) is missing from the photo. A similar contribution was made to the Arnprior Hospital Digital Mammography Unit.

Lots of fun, activities experienced this month at Arnprior legion Janet Tobio Arnprior Legion

Day theme. The schools submitted the entries to the Legion, which arranged for independent qualiďŹ ed judges. Then the ďŹ rst- and secondplace winners were sent to the Legion Zone for judging at that level. STUDENT AWARDS

Last Sunday the Legion held an awards afternoon for all the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Arnprior) and their families. Twenty-one students received certiďŹ cates, medals and a little cash for their efforts. Approximately 80 enjoyed a light lunch of delicious ďŹ nger foods prepared by the Legion catering staff. The Youth Education Com-

mittee is now getting ready to hold a Public Speaking Competition on Feb. 24 at the Legion and expect an interesting afternoon of some very talented speakers from Grade 1 to 12. More to follow. Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner Feb. 8 will be a quarter BBQ chicken. Note the new times for Saturday morning breakfasts will be 8 to 10 a.m. See you and the family there on Feb. 23. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a hall for a wedding or just a few hours for a meeting or party, the Legion has a few openings. The rental agreement has been revamped and will be of deďŹ nite interest to you. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope for a little warmer weather. Until then, keep healthy and stay warm

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dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner and a well-attended super breakfast last Saturday. It seems, perhaps, the community groups in the area are starting to work around each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events so all the fundraising meals and dances/parties arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on the same day. This helps attendance for all the groups. The public, including members from each organization, are able to attend and support more events and so support each other. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Arnpriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about. Support. Back in November, all the students in the area were busy making posters, both colour and black and white, for the annual Legion contest. They also submitted essays and poems, all with a Remembrance

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Secrets big and small to be shared by dynamic storyteller crafted personal narrative. The piece holds a host of secrets at its centre, some big, some small. As a dynamic teller, Gregory brings decades of experience both in the theatre and on the storytelling stage to the telling of this deeply personal narrative. She grew up in the south of England in what seemed to her a perfectly ordinary family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a family that went on holidays together, drove off for picnics, sat down to tea together on Sundays, sang in the church choir. Still, there was cause for wonder. Why, for instance, did she have more grandmothers than found in most families? Why did her father sit so often sad and silent? And then, later â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where had her sister disappeared to? Was she never coming back? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The longer a secret is kept, the more powerful it grows,â&#x20AC;? says Cayley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this finely crafted personal story, Jan Gregory, one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most dynamic performance storytellers, explores what it means to grow up in a family with a deeply entrenched culture of secrecy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the outside every-

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When Jan asked questions everyone said: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ask no questions and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you no lies.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And so, not knowing the truth, she grew distant from herself and those around her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The performance,â&#x20AC;? adds Cayley, â&#x20AC;&#x153;explores these family secrets and how Jan learned enough to free herself from the binding of these secrets and become the vibrant person she is today. These are stories about a very particular and quirky family, but they will resonate with anyone who has ever told or kept a secret.â&#x20AC;? By unravelling her secrets, Gregory says she heads on a journey of self-discovery. The process of bringing this story fully and vividly alive has been challenging and exciting and full of laughter, say the artistic directors of 2 women productions.

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Storyteller Jan Gregory will present Ask No Questions: Family Secrets at the Neat CafĂŠ Feb. 10. They say the story also belongs a bit to Lanark County, since Gregory has travelled several times to Taylor Lake to work with Andrews and Cayley to ensure that the piece is finely honed and as good as it can be. Tickets for the Feb. 10

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Right-to-work would lead to labour chaos: expert PC’s plan to introduce austerity measures the wrong way to go, says Carleton professor Derek Dunn derek.dunn@metroland.com

EMC news – The Progressive Conservatives vow to bring in U.S.style right-to-work legislation if the party wins the next election. But an economics expert at Carleton University says that would lead to lower wages for all Ontario workers, usher in labour chaos and further damage the Ontario economy. A party “white paper” was released recently to gauge voter feedback. While not a series of campaign promises, it is considered the direction leader Tim Hudak and the party intends to go. Sweeping changes to strip unions of power is at its core. “It’s time for Ontario to re-examine outdated workplace rules that date back to the 1940s and adapt them to the much more flexible requirements of today’s employees,” reads the Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets. “We must realize that labour flexibility and more opportunities for workers are essential to retaining and attracting the very best talent to our province.” The white paper goes on to say a series of government policies favour union leaders over employees and their employers in ways that reduce opportunities for individual workers and are obstacles to economic growth. “Union leaders have become so powerful that many employees in effect have two bosses, their actual employer and the people who run their union,” reads the white paper. “Mandatory union membership, forced paycheque contributions, closed tendering for government contracts and the artificial restriction on the number of our youth able to enter the skilled trades – these are

not policies that foster the open, innovative economy Ontario needs.” U.S. President Barak Obama recently commented on states - such as the one-time union powerhouse Michigan - enacting right-to-work legislation. He called it “right to work for less” legislation. It’s a phrase Justin Paulson, assistant professor of sociology and political economy at Carleton, said accurately captures what happens in those regions. Alabama and about 23 others with right-to-work laws have the lowest wages; when workers are divided they are more vulnerable. “Encouraging employees to opt out of paying dues substantially weakens any union’s ability to negotiate on behalf of all of its members,” said Paulson, who studied in the U.S. WEAKER UNIONS, LOWER WAGES

“The result is almost always weaker unions and lower wages. This is uncontroversial; the lowest in the U.S. are in right-to-work states, and while right-to-work proponents claim that this is somehow offset by the creation of more jobs, the dynamics behind employment and unemployment are far more complicated than whether or not strong unions exist.” Paulson said a “flexible” workforce – the ability to fire workers and restructure almost at will – only sometimes increases profits. He said the idea that cheap labour always equals high profit is “rather sophomoric.” It might have an effect in the short term, but it doesn’t account for other variables and doesn’t hold for all industries. The assumption in the PC argument is that corporations don’t like unions. Paulson said that is far from

always the case; that unions reduce employee turnover, add experience, and bring other benefits. A well-paid workforce usually means fewer social problems that require government intervention; intervention that requires taxes from corporations. He added that the bulk of investors are from within a given region. There are not many outside investors considering a move to Ontario. So to discard labour laws that have worked for 70 years in the hope of attracting outside entrepreneurs isn’t a wise decision. “For all the rhetoric of companies being able to pick up and move to the ‘most attractive’ locales, it’s mostly smoke-and-mirrors, just as the outcries about outsourcing in the 1990s were pretty much red herrings,” Paulson said. McDonald’s can’t have an Ontario customer’s burger flipped in Mexico. “Most companies, and certainly most factory operations, are not able to move. And there are all sorts of factors at play – unionization is just one among a great many – in choosing where to establish a new business operation.” Paulson joins a growing list of economists and others, along with groups like the right-leaning International Monetary Fund, who say taking an austerity approach hasn’t fixed problems in Europe, and likely won’t improve the stalled situation in places like Ontario. He said cutting back the size of government might be ideologically appealing to some, but it is the opposite of what needs to happen to grow an economy. “You can’t get out of a stagnant economy by austerity,” Paulson said. “You have to grow your way out of deficit; if the goal is to eliminate a deficit.”

Jack MacLaren said austerity measures are the only way to go; that the private sector in this province has taken a hit to the tune of some 60,000 jobs and now it is the public sector’s turn. “Everybody in our society is going to have to shoulder the burden,” said the Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP, adding that high taxes are collected to pay for an educated, healthy workforce, but that the time has come for Ontario to compete with other jurisdictions. LIVING BEYOND MEANS

“We are living beyond our means,” MacLaren said. “We haven’t paid the true costs of government as we’ve gone along. And now it’s come home to roost.” He said unions served a purpose in the past, but that individuals can negotiate wages on their own or move to another province that will appreciate their skills. MacLaren dismisses the notion that government can have a hand in shaping and growing an economy. The best it can do is clear up red tape for the private sector, he says. His universal statement is that the private sector does a better job: every time. He even downplays taxpayers’ investment in his own salary. “As someone in the public sector, I’m a burden on society,” MacLaren said. “If government is smaller with fewer workers, we’ll tax you less.” He is on board with his party’s plan to enact right-to-work legislation. He especially holds that lower business taxes will attract more investors, which in turn will create more jobs, which in turn will drive wages up. Paulson doesn’t buy that line of argument. “It won’t work. The whole right-

to-work strikes me as a straight union-busting tactic. It serves an ideological function, but that’s it,” he said. “The idea that it would bring up wages is ridiculous. It’s just not mainstream economics.” He said austerity measures – cutting government jobs, reducing wages, failing to add stimulus - puts an economy into a recessionary tailspin or, at best, a kind of stagflation. Ontario, with some of the lowest corporate taxes in North America, would benefit from raising them, according to Paulson. His fear is that if Ontario continues to go after unions – much like the Liberals did with teachers – it will embolden the more radical left-wingers in the union movement. For the last 30 years or so, moderate union leaders have won the support of the majority with steady increases in pay. Should that fall away, the moderates’ grip on union workers would slip. EXTREME RESPONSE?

Few remember how wildcat strikes, vandalism, even all out rioting and violence, happened with some frequency in North America. Business suffered, workers suffered, all agreed laws respecting workers were needed in order to benefit the whole. Would dismantling labour laws and taking away Charter and union rights mean a return of the radical left? “I think you should have concerns,” Paulson said, pointing to last year’s student uprisings in Quebec and elsewhere. He said these things are unpredictable, but it could get a whole lot worse if governments insist on eliminating deficits rather than grow economies.

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(Baptist Convention of Ont. & Que.) 135 Elgin St., Arnprior Ont. K7S 1N9 Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Office Phone: 613-622-1069

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63 Victoria St., 622-5929 Sunday Celebration 10:30 a.m. Children/Youth Ministry 0 - 18

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA GRACE-ST. ANDREWS, ARNPRIOR (613-623-3176; 269 John St. N.) Minister: Rev. Andrew Love Join us Sundays at 10 a.m. for: Worship, Nursery (0-2 yrs), Kids Exploring Faith: (3 yrs up) A warm welcome to ALL!

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Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth 623-2360 Castleford Sunday 9:00 am Glasgow United Sunday 10:00 am Braeside Sunday 11:00 am Sunday School During Service

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Reverend Clark Young 613-623-2943 116 Baskin Drive West Sunday Service: 10:00 am Children/Youth Ministries Weekly Programs churchoffice@gladtidingsarnprior.co

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ROMAN CATHOLIC ARNPRIOR SEVENTH ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM PARISH FAMILY DAY ADVENTIST Sunday Mass CHURCH Saturday 4:30 pm Sun. 8:30 am & 10:30 am “You are most welcome” Rev. John N. Burchat 295 Albert St. 623-2282 www.saintjohnchrysostom.org

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59 Madawaska St. Arnprior, K7S 1S1 622-7729 Pastor Joe Moniz Sunday Celebration 10 am Children’s Ministry Wednesday Prayer & Praise 7:00 pm www.therockchurch.ca

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EMC lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February is the time of love, with Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and Family Day all within the month. It is also Heart and Stroke Month. This year, we decided to change the Feb. 8 dance a bit. Why stick to the norm of a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day theme? This year our semi-formal theme is an Evening in Paris! There is nothing more romantic than sitting on a bistro table under the lights of the Eiffel Tower in the evening, So we are bringing that to the Nick Smith Centre. Dance the night away in your dressy attire with friends and our youth programs staff and, of course, Jesseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DJ. Dance tickets are available now until Thursday, Feb. 7 for $5. Door sales are available for $10. Adults can be soothed by the fact that our dances are adult chaperoned, zero tolerance and a great time. WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COOKING?

Our cooking program is

coming up again. Shay, Don and Casey make some delicious recipes, and, of course, the Betty Crocker recipe books everyone gets is perfect for at home use over and over again. The Home Economics room at the high school is great for everyone to have their own space. The first two Wednesdays of the month host this program and this has been extended because it was always filled up with only one night a month. You can register for one of the two dates (Feb. 6 or 13) for only $20 and get not only a delicious meal and dessert to take home but also some great skills. Registration is due no later than the Sunday prior to the program. Space is limited. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s geared for Grades 4-8. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it, but it came time to finish up our Spring and Summer programs to be printed into Arnprior Life. We have had some great feedback from youth and parents about what they would like to see offered. We put our heads together, worked out as

much as we could and while we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do everything that was asked for, we have a good grasp and amazing spring and summer programs. Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for a sneak preview of up-and-coming programs. GRADE 5 PASSES

Grade 5s, keep using those passes and, of course, your family passes too. Grade 9s, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget we have shinny every weekday at 3 p.m. free for you ($5 for other high school students) and with your pass you get a friend for free too. Come on out. Dodgeball is still running, even though it is cold. High school Dodgeball is at 5 p.m. and then Grade 4-8 Dodgeball at 6 p.m. every Monday (excludes holidays). For more information, see us on Facebook â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nick Smith Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Twitter @nicksmithcentre, Phone 613-623-7301, text 883-7301 or email kmentkhorst@arnprior.ca. Registrations must be done in person at the Nick Smith Centre.

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Nepean Museum Kids Crossing March Break Camp Join us for a week of fabulous fun, friends and themed programs at Nepean Museum and Fairfields Heritage Property March 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15, mornings 9:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 p.m. $7.50 per participant, per program

Vanier Museopark Sweet activities happening at the sugar shack: bird-feeder, taffy and butter making workshops. March 11, 13 and 15 at 10:00 a.m. $2 per activity

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Young people of all ages enjoy camps and day programs across the region every summer. The benefits range from adventure, above, to meeting new friends, below.

Summer is a great time for kids. They need to get away from the everyday stress of school as much as adults need to get away from their full time jobs. What better way to help kids relax and enjoy their time off than to send them to summer camp? (By the way, this gives parents a nice break too.) Before you make a camp decision for your child, there are a lot of factors to consider. You will want to do your homework before you drop your child off for the day to be cared for by people you hardly know. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy. There are so many camps to consider and they come in all shapes and sizes. There are day camps, overnight camps, golf camps, horseback riding camps and science camps to name a few. Here are some general considerations: YOUR CHILDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INTERESTS

What does your child like to do? Children know what they like and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like. Ask them for their input. If your child is active and loves to play sports, a sports camp is probably right for him or her. If your child is creative, then choose a camp that offers arts and crafts. Camp choices are as varied as children themselves. Choose a camp with the specific focus geared toward your child. DAY CAMP VERSUS OVERNIGHT CAMP

Depending on the age, maturity and independence of your child, he or she may or may not be ready for an over-

night camp. Some overnight camps accept children as young as six years old. Only you can decide when the time is right. CONVENIENT LOCATION

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Of course, the cost is something to consider. The cost of camp should reflect the service provided. When comparing camps by price make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Some camps include lunches, while others include snacks, t-shirts, hats, extended hours and off site field trips. Price alone, can be misleading. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always believed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get what you pay forâ&#x20AC;?. RESEARCH

With pencil in hand, contact the camps you are considering and ask some specific questions. Not all camps are created equal, so ask the same questions to each camp director and compare their answers. You need to feel comfortable with their answers before you make your choice. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are a few questions to get you started: 1. Who do you hire as counselors? Are they experienced? How old are they? Are they certified in CPR and First Aid? Have they undergone a criminal record check? 2. What are your hours for

the camp program? for pre and post camp care? Is there an additional cost for extended hours? 3. What is the ratio of campers to counselors? Ratios of 8:1 are common. A maximum of 10:1 is probably the maximum ratio you would want. 4. Are snacks or a lunch provided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? 5. What do you do on rainy days? Are your facilities airconditioned? 6. Do the children swim every day? What are your rules for supervision at the pool? Is there a wading pool for young campers? 7. Do you offer any discounts? 8. Can you provide a list of references or testimonials? Word of mouth is the best reference. Ask around and find out where other parents are sending their children. 9. How are different age groups divided? 10. What if my child doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the camp? Do you offer a guarantee? What is your cancellation policy? 11. Where can I find more information about your camp? Do you have a web-site? Can I register online? Can I pay by credit card? The best way to determine if a particular camp is right for you is to ask a lot of questions. Camp directors are used to answering questions about every detail of camp. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the answers you are looking for, keep searching. You need to feel good about your decision. After all, you want your child to have an awesome camp experience that will forge memories to last a lifetime. - courtesy Camps Canada


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All dressed up for Frostfest

Above, among the youngsters taking part in the costume contest at the Pakenham Civitan Club Frostfest free skate Jan. 25, from left, are Skye, Morgan, Ben, Jocelyn Alex (‘Frosty’), Addison, Raegan and Emily. At right, Olivia Fotherby is a cute fairy. All young skaters in costume received a prize donated by the Pakenham Civitan Club, Mt. Pakenham Ski Hill and Nicholson’s store.

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Far right, Kyle Felhaver and three of his fiddle students entertain at Saturday’s Pakenham Frostfest Lumberjack breakfast. From left are Isaiah, Jackson and Matthew Skebo. Above, Melody Watters, the granddaughter of Pat Watters, dances a jig with a friend. Melody closed Saturday’s Pakenham Frostfest’s breakfast show, stealing everyone’s heart with her rendition of Puff the Magic Dragon. Her father played guitar and her cousin Ruby accompanied her on keyboard. Jenny Watters arranged the lineup of talent that provided some of the best music ever played at the Lumberjack breakfast at the Stewart Community Centre, say organizers.

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Local artist to participate in Art for the Heart Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

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Arnprior photographer Glen Howard took special tulip photographs to be included in local artist Jill Alexanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book on the royal wedding of William and Kate. This is the centrepiece of one of his photos.

EMC news - The heart of the Ottawa Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art community appears to be growing. An annual fundraiser for the Ottawa Heart Institute has grown out of its home at the Barrhaven Legion. Art for the Heart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a fundraiser started by a group of nine local artists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be held at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club this Sunday, Feb. 3 starting at 10 a.m. The event is in its third year and will host 21 artists, said organizer Sylvia SummersMartyn. Artists are coming from far and wide to sell their wares and help out a good cause. John Shea hails from Westport and portrays local heritage buildings in and around the Rideau Lakes area. Jill Alexander, who hails from McNabBraeside, works in acrylic and mixed media to depict hockey players ďŹ gure skating will also turn out in Barrhaven on Feb. 3. Judi Miller, a textile artist from Kanata and a member of the Art for the Heart organizing committee, said a major selling point is that artists can donate a percentage of the commission for the piece rather than the piece itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a win-win,â&#x20AC;? she said. There is no cost for admission and artists donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their art to the heart institute. Volunteers for the institute will be on hand during the show to hand out information pamphlets and collect donations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we will top what we have fundraised in previous years simply because this is the biggest one yet,â&#x20AC;? said SummersMartyn, who began taking applications for exhibitors at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are starting to put Art for the Heart on the calendars,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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McNab-Braesideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jill Alexander is a featured artist at Art for the Heart, which is being held at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club on this Sunday, Feb. 3 starting at 10 a.m. Alexander is well known for painting a five-foot Kate and William Royal Wedding Tulip as Canadian Tulip Festival artist. A book of her tulip work was presented to the Department of Canadian Heritage and a copy was sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She also created a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yes we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tulip to commemorate the first official state visit to Canada by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM apartment Arnprior, gorgeous, renovated, hardwood, appliances, window treatments, heat, water, and parking included. Many extras, quiet, secure, non-smoking, pet-free building. $800 Call 613-296-4521 1 bedroom apartment for rent in a secure building in downtown Renfrew. Available March 1st. $549 per month, has parking and laundry room. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 1 bedroom apt 2nd floor $500 per month, heat, parking included, tenant pays hydro. Available Feb. 1, 2013. Call after 6pm 432-6263 1 bedroom in quiet area in Renfrew with private entrance. Clean and available Feb. 1st. Includes stove, fridge, heat, hot/cold water, central air & parking. $600 a month, pay own hydro. No smoking, no pets, references required. 432-2140

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The family of the late Ronald Ferguson wish to express our grateful thanks to our families, neighbours, and families for their support, donations of food, cards, floral tributes, and donations to Northcote United Church and Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr’s Kemp and Langlois, nurses, par-meds and staff of Renfrew Victoria Hospital for their care, compassion and dedication during Ron’s stay in hospital. Thank you to the Sunshine Coach drivers and nurse attendants for caring for Ron during his trips to the Cancer Clinic, including one special trip home for Christmas dinner.

We appreciate the generous and special effort of the “sista” friends for arranging and serving our meals at the Barr home. Thank you. Grateful thanks to Funeral Director Don Goulet & family for their caring support and professionalism. Thank you from the family of Ron Ferguson CARD OF THANKS

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ARNPRIOR, Beautiful waterfront home, 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath. Swimming, fishing, boating, Available Immediately, $1800/month plus utilities. 613-623-1872 www.arnpriorwaterfront.com

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Scott Coady and Margaret McGrath are pleased to announce the birth of their son

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Colin and Elizabeth Kearney

AVAILABLE Immediately 2 Bedroom Apartment Very clean, quiet building. Close to the Grove. Non-smoking, no pets, hydro extra. $750/Monthly. 1st and last month deposit required. Call (613) 623-0395.

CLEAN 2 Bedroom house for rent. Archibald St. Large backyard and parking. $850/month plus utilities. Available February 1, 2013. First and last month deposit required. Call 613-433-7752.

3 bedroom house newly renovated, gas heat, centrally located, $800 a month plus utilities. Available Feb. 1st. 613-432-4123

ARNPRIOR, 2 Bedroom upstairs apartment, gas heat, parking, shared laundry facilities. $750+utilities, first and last required. Call 613-223-4428

Matthew and Farrah Flegal of Pembroke are very happy to announce the new addition to their family, Nathaniel Eric, a little brother for Grace on July 23, 2012. Very proud grandparents are Phyllis and Doug Flegal, Arnprior, Marie and Don Morin and great grandparents Lena Piccolo and the late Rino of Thunder Bay. A special thank you to the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Pembroke Hospital.

Available April 1st Large Bachelor Apartment in Braeside Newly renovated Loft Bedroom Appliances included front & Back decking with Yard $900.00 monthly + Gas 613-623-8164

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2 BEDROOM Apt, 71 Sullivan Cres, Arnprior Available now, includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. Laundry on site. $725 Info 819-661-0638

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47 McGarry Ave Renfrew

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

We would like to thank our family, friends and neighbours for their overwhelming support since Mom’s sudden passing on January 10, 2013. To Wendy and Brian Marki, there are no words to express how grateful we are for you being with Mom. Thank you to the Renfrew County Paramedic, OPP and to Dr. Strader and the Nurses at RVH- ER. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Don Kemp for his continuous care of Mom during the past 3 years so we could have this special time with her, and for being there to the very end. Thank you for the phone calls, emails, FB messages, food, flowers, cards and visits. It is so wonderful to know we have the love and support of others. Thank you Cooper for the emotionally moving eulogy. You made us laugh during a time of sorrow. “G” would have been proud. Thank you to Wayne Bennett and the staff of Alan Barkers Funeral Home for doing what you do so well. Thank you to the pallbearers, Derek Yuill, Matt Kenny, Mark Dowdall, Greg Ferguson, Ray Westgarth and Cooper Brown. Thank you to Rev Brian Barr for organizing and performing her “Celebration of Life.” Thank you to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Carleton Place Legion for providing the refreshments and a place where we could gather. Take time to share a story of how she influenced your life. She had so many friends. We have had many laughs and she will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Jo-Anne, Kevin, Bailey and Cooper Brown


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Thank you to our good neighbour George Nesbitt who snow blew all the heavy December snow & graveled our Ice skating yard. Appreciation to Ed Hanson & Ken Forrest for their help during my recovery from recent surgery. Barry & Eve Yantha CLR411098

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adrienne.barr@metroland.com

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RENFREW - 2 bedroom townhouse newly renovated, new kitchen and bathroom, fridge and stove, outside patio, parking spot behind the townhouse, 2 min. from downtown Renfrew, quiet neighborhood. $700 plus utilities, first and last month rent. Ph. 613-757-1576

RENT HOUSE ON AVENUES, $800/month +utilities, some recent upgrades, first and last, quiet area walking distance to town. Call 613-623-0762 or text. 3 bedroom, full basement, fridge, stove, some furniture included.

Renfrew, large & bright 1 bedroom apt centrally located, in quiet building. $625/month plus economical utilities. 613-432-5741 Renfrew Large ground floor 2 bedroom apt in quiet Century Old home, fireplace, high ceilings, oak floors, private porches, centrally located, $850 month plus utilities. Must be seen to be appreciated. 613-432-5741 Renfrew Senior apartments available, secure building with elevator. Also available main level units with balcony. Call McGrimmon Holdings 613-433-5879 RENOVATED TWO BEDROOM house on Moore Street. Available February 1st, $850/month plus utilities. Call 613-623-6250

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Leona M. Manwell

March 28, 1920 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 23, 2012 The family of the late Leona Manwell sincerely thank all the wonderful people who helped us celebrate the last few years of Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. The Arnprior Grove Nursing Home administration, support staff, nursing care was top notch. Mother loved her time with everyone and they loved her as one of their own. Special thanks to Dr. Villis, the drivers who took her to Ottawa appointments and Dr. S. Spaull who saved us many out of town visits and cared for her eyes in town and at the Grove. The loving care of the Grove staff, palliative care, volunteers, helped us through a hard time at a special time of year. We would also like to thank the Pallbearers, Dale, Derek and Jeffrey Manwell, Gregory Hudson, Wally Kuehl, Hubert Weber and Honorary pallbearer Shelley Hudson. The funeral ushers Evert Gienow and Roger Goldberg. Special thanks to Pastor Jay Lafontaine who attended mother with regular visits and prayers and helped her family with prayers and kind words at this time of sorrow. We would also like to thank the Calvary Baptist Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group for the lovely lunch. Zohr Funeral Home, Killaloe Ontario took care of our funeral needs with the upmost dignity and respect. Special thanks to Dustin Zohr and his staff. The Manwell Family

Room for rent, for senior or working adult, non smoker, rent negotiable. 613-432-8760

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FOR SALE 2 SEAT Cleaners, debearder, 30 screens, 4 augers, and automatic bagger scales, sewing machine, electric motors. 613-623-3329

EXPERIENCED WAITRESS NEEDED, Apply at Steve and Denis Restaurant, 129 John Street.

300 LARGE Square bales of hay, 613-623-3329

GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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: garewerts@sasktel.net

4x8 Ice fishing shack, metal roof and vinyl sided. Call 613-752-2269 Barley and Wheat Straw For Sale. Delivery Available. Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply. 613-649-2620 or 613-649-2440 BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE C A T A L O G . 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 5 3 7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com. Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com Gableridge Farm locally raised Beef and Pork. Small freezer packages available. Visit us at www.gableridgefarm.ca or call 613-622-0004. HEADING SOUTH This winter? Let us arrange your travel insurance. Call Eady Insurance 613-432-8543 or 1-888-275-3239 HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com Live in woman companion to do light house keeping and cooking in exchange for room & board and compensation in Renfrew. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license required, references and police check required if hired. Apply to Box â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eâ&#x20AC;? c/o The Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew On, K7V 2T2 Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. 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 ! www.mailing-cash.com

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TRUCK TECHNICIAN, International experience an asset, competitive wages & benefits, Mon-Fri Days, R&M Truck in Arnprior, Fax resume 613-623-5382 or email admin@rmtruck.ca or call 613-623-6508 WANTED: Part time bookkeeper in Carp. Min 3 years experience with A/R, A/P, payroll, bank reconciliation, and journal entries is required. 5 years preferred. Audit experience an asset. Must be expert in Simply Accounting and excel. Please send resumes to info@ecowellness.com or fax to 839-3909.

HUNTING SUPPLIES Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Hunters Safety Canadian Firearms Course, Carp, March 8, 9, 10. Call Wenda Cochran at 613-256-2409

IN MEMORIAM BURGESS, IRENE (Jan. 29, 2003) and ERNIE (Jan. 3, 2011) In loving memory of our Parents and Grandparents The days of laughter and fun we shared are gone, but they will be remembered forever as cherished memories. Forever loved and remembered Keith, Barb, Lisa & Dwight

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GILMORE, Luenna In loving memory of a mother and grandmother who passed away January 28, 2008

KWIATKOWSKI, Walla In loving memory of a dear mother, and grandmother, was passed into Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care February 1st, 2001.

REGAN, In memory of Earle Regan, a loving husband, father & grandfather, who passed away February 5, 2007.

God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her and whispered â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come to Me.â&#x20AC;? With tear filled eyes we watched her suffer and fade away, Although we loved her deeply, We could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

I remember the day I met you And the day God made you mine I remember the day God took you And will till the end of time We made our vows together Until death do we part But the day God took you from me My whole world fell apart Sometimes I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dreaming I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true That I can go on living When I no longer have you And the memories of the happy years When we were together The joys, the tears the love the fears Will stay with me forever And when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sad and lonely And everything goes wrong I seem to hear you whisper â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cheer up and carry onâ&#x20AC;? Each time I see your picture You seem to smile and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cry Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m only sleeping Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet again somedayâ&#x20AC;?

Everyday in some small way, We miss you more than words can say, In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered everyday. Lovingly remembered by, Wendy, Karen, Terry and families

GREENE, Grant January 30, 1999 We miss you now our hearts are sore, As time goes by we miss you more, your loving smile, your gentle face, No one can fill your vacant place.

GREENE In loving memory of a loving husband, Grant who passed away January 30, 1999.

Thank You The family of the late Colin Warren would like to extend sincere thanks to the many people who supported us through this difďŹ cult time. To the nurses, support staff and many friends at the Bonnechere Manor, we greatly appreciated the care and support you gave our dad. Thank you to both Dr. Pinard and Dr. Dipaelo for their care. Thank you to Anderson Funeral Home and Renfrew Pentecostal Church for all your kindness. We also thank Rays Flowers for the beautiful arrangements. The ladies from the Renfrew Legion; Thank you for all your hard work putting on the luncheon. Thank you to Walmart for the ďŹ&#x201A;owers. And to all of our neighbours, and friends we thank you for everything.



Mervin, Marleen and families

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SMITH (nee Meek) In loving memory of a very dear sister Iona Grace who passed away Feb. 1st, 1987. We do not forget her, We love her too dearly for her memory to fade, From our lives like a dream. Our lips need not speak When our hearts mourn sincerely, for grief often dwells where it seldom is seen.

Miss you always, Betty

FINDLAY In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Murray who passed away February 2, 1997.

As promised, You will never be forgotten, Love Always, Noreen, John and Family

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There is no parting from those we love, No distance can divide For always in memories garden, you are present by our side.

      

Superintendent Team

Love always, Vera and Family

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TEMPORARY HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

As a team, you will both be responsible for customer service, cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package, including on-site accommodation, await you! Please apply on-line at minto.com or fax your resumes to (613) 788-2758, attention: Jensa.

(Commencing March 4, 2013 for approximately a 1 year term) LOCATION:

Love you & miss you Dianne & family

The moment that you died, My heart split in two, One side filled with memories, The other died with you. I often lay awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon my cheeks. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away.

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Forever Loved and missed, Lynn, Donna, Rick, Jim and Families

Love Always, Sons and Daughters

RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

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HELP WANTED

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Board Administration Building 1270 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke

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HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week (100% full-time), 12 months per year As a member of the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Human Resources team, in which cross-training, sharing, and working collaboratively in the performance of the respective functions are valued expectations of the department, the successful candidate will work cooperatively with managers, school administrators, staff, volunteers and the public in all areas of human resources management. Skills, Qualifications and Experience: x Minimum 3-year post-secondary diploma/degree in Human Resources Management x Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is an asset x Minimum 2 years related experience, preferably in a multi-unionized educational environment x Familiarity with legislation x Excellent analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills x Highly developed independent and interpersonal skills and a strong ethic of teamwork x Superior oral and written communication skills x Excellent computer skills including experience with data management systems and Microsoft Office applications x Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task in a busy environment with frequent unexpected interruptions x Valid Ontario driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license for periodic travel Applications, referring to File Number ADM-099 and identifying source of advertisement, must be received by the undersigned no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 Ms. K. Johnson, Human Resources Manager Email: rcdsbjobs@renfrew.edu.on.ca



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RENFREW COUNTY CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board currently has a vacancy for the following position: NEW POSITION

- FINANCE OFFICER Required for May 1, 2013 (or sooner, if available)

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Call

DEADLINE: TUESDAY AT NOON.

Interested applicants with professional accounting designation may refer to the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.rccdsb.edu.on.ca under Careers with RCCDSB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Non-Teaching Support Staff for further details. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates whose skills most closely match the position will be contacted.

Please be advised only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. All candidates are thanked for their interest.

Bob Schreader Chairperson

All offers of employment are conditional upon receipt of a current vulnerable sector screening criminal background check acceptable to the Board.

Michele Arbour Director of Education

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W.W. II VETERAN After a very short stay at Hospice Renfrew with his family by his side, Gerald passed away of a broken heart after losing his beloved wife Evelyn (nee Gauthier) only 7 weeks ago. Dear father of Sally Wright, Timmons, Brenda (Ken) Barr, Bev Mackin, Renfrew, Ed (Brenda), Fort Saskatchewan, Geraldine (Lloyd) Strain, Edmonton, Pauline (Mike) Barber, Victoria, B.C., Colleen (Rob) Munhall, Renfew and stepfather of Cathy (Al) Smith, Edwards, Ontario. Pre-deceased by daughter Theresa Mackin. Devoted grandfather of Paul, Ronda, Zabrina, Mitchell, Craig, Nicky, Tristan, Amber, Jessica, Rene, Derek, Melissa, Jason and the late Melanie. Survived also by 8 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild. Pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Friday Feb. 1st: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Saturday February 2nd at 10 a.m. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. In memory of Gerald, donations to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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ELLIOTT, ERNEST CHARLES “JOHN”

MACKIN, GERALD EDWARD

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Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Monday January 28, 2012, Blanche McNulty, age 78 years. Wife of the late Joseph Hass; dear mother of Joanne Longtin, Richard (Pat), Robert (Liz), Renfrew, Charlene (Terry) McKinnon, Kanata, Gary (Shelvie), Karen Corcoran, Renfrew. Survived by 12 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Irene -deceased, Leslie (Donna), Merle (Mike) Ritz, Rod (Brenda), Renfrew, Carmel, Oshawa, Marion (Rodger) Stewart, Kingston. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Tuesday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wednesday January 30th at 11 a.m. Spring interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In memory of Blanche, donations to the Heart & Stroke Fund or Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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March 1, 1938—January 27, 2013 (Arnprior Royal Canadian Legion Branch 174)

June 24, 1939-January 25, 2013 Barkin, England to Douglas,ON Retired Owner of E.C. Elliott Carpentry Passed away peacefully at Hospice Renfrew after a valiant and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in his 74th year. John was a devoted husband of 53 years to his “Blossom” Anne (Hartland) Elliott. Dad was the most energetic and loving father to Jodi and Peter (Mary Leigh). Grandad was honoured to be a part of his 3 grandchildren’s lives Maeve, Charlotte and “Little” John. Supporting and loving his family was the most precious thing to John and it was accomplished with a gentle intuition. John was an accomplished woodworker and carpenter. He had patience and believed in quality workmanship. John is survived by his sister Eileen (Phil) Alder of Romford, England and his brother Michael of Wickford, England and his sister in law Joyce Hartland of Georgia, U.S.A. He was globally loved and will be very much missed by his nieces and nephews in Australia, England and United States. Dad will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered for generations to come. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew on Monday January 28th from 2-4 and 7-9pm only. A Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Tuesday January 29th at 10:30 am. Donations in John’s memory may be made to Hospice Renfrew or Diabetes Association.

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Passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Sunday evening, January 28, 2013. Cal Mosley of Braeside Ontario in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Charlene Robbins. Dear father of Brent (Kim), Trevor (Terri-Lee), Derek (Cyndie), Cindy (Les) and Sherry (Lee). Dear grandfather of Garrett, Jennifer, Calley, Britney, Courtney, Hogan and Camryn. Dear brother of Beverly Moote (Peter) and Gail Collins (late Bill). Predeceased by brothers Ivan, Keith (Dorothy), Wallace “Jr” (Pierrette), Wanda Turcotte (late Bernie) and Alberna Tourangeau (Bert). Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and after 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 31, 2013. A funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel at 2:00 pm. Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth officiating. Interment Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. Luncheon to follow in The Boyce reception Centre. In memoriams to the Braeside United Church would be appreciated by his family. Royal Canadian Legion to gather for service at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Boyce Funeral Home. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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Ronald Earle Ferguson

CROZIER, Calvin John It is with great sadness that the family of Calvin Crozier announce his passing on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Deanna (Perry) for 49 years. Dear father of Roger (Ruth) of Renfrew and Perry (Kim) of Carp. Cherished Grandpa of Chelsea, Brighton, Eric, Jordan, and Dylan. Dear brother of Faye Childerhose (Ian) and Dwight Crozier (Debbie). Fond brother-in-law of Pat Burton. Predeceased by parents Harvey and Jennie Crozier, brother Bert, sister Mae, and brother-inlaw Don Burton. Visitation to be held at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew, on Thursday, January 24th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm. A private family service will be held in the spring. If desired, in support of the wonderful community that Calvin proudly called home, donations to the Northcote Community Rink would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Thursday January 24, 2013, Patricia Windle, age 82 years. Beloved wife of 64 years to Bertrand Blimkie; dear mother of Beverly (Allan) Guest, Karen ( late Bill) Leyte, Ralph (Leanne), Louise Houseman (Richard), Gerard (Nicole), Albert (Marion). Survived by her grandchildren Jamie, Jonathan, Allison, Reggie, Veronica, Kathleen, Ryan, Jim, Chantal, Louis, Amanda and Ashley and her Great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Ethan, Joey, Grace, Mackenzie and Damian. Dear sister of Anne (late Gerard) Choquette. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Alice (Patrick O’Gorman) , Kay (Peter Foran), and brother Henry (Frances) Windle. Visitations at the GOULET FUNERAL HOME, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Friday: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Saturday January 26th at 10 a.m. Spring interment Holy Well Cemetery, Mt. St. Patrick. In memory of Patricia, donations to Hospice Renfrew or Sunshine Coach would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

Ron passed away in Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Wednesday January 16, 2013, age 76 years. Beloved husband of Sybil Crozier, dear father of Donna (Tom) Barr, Barr Line, Douglas On, Matthew (Renée) Port Moody, B.C. Special grandfather to Jenna, Jill and Kathleen Barr, Liam and Hailey Ferguson. Dear brother of Jim (Ila) Renfrew, Stuart, St. Thomas On. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Son of the late Earle and Lola (Smith) Ferguson. Ron received his education at Renfrew Central P.S., R.C.I, Ottawa Teacher’s College, Ont. Dept. of Ed. Specialist Certificates, and University of Ottawa. Ron taught school in Base Petawawa for 13 years, and then purchased a farm in Admaston Township. He continued teaching in various county Elementary, Secondary and Algonquin Satellite Schools while operating the family farm along the Bonnechere. Ron became involved in municipal politics, serving Admaston Township as Councillor 1979 – 85 followed by Reeve 1986-91. Memorial visitations were held at Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew. Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Ron’s life was held at Northcote United Church, Jan. 20th. Spring interment will take place at Rosebank Cemetery. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or Northcote United Church.

Elliott, Norma Charlotte (nee Rowe) April 23, 1928 – January 22, 2013 Norma passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning, January 22, 2013. Norma Elliott of The Arnprior Villa, age 84 years. Widow of Robert Forbes Elliott. Dear mother of Brenda Cooper, Barry Elliott, Dawn Elliott and Tim Elliott. Dear sister of Helen Poole and Eldon Rowe. Dear grandmother of Shaun Cooper, Shannon Cooper, Rebecca Elliott, Michael Elliott, Sarah Elliott, Daniel Elliott, Katherine Elliott and Stacey Elliott. Great grandmother of Samantha Cooper, Rob Dupuis, Matthew Dupuis, Haley Elliott and Leo Elliott. Daughter of Daughter of the late Charles Henry Rowe and Adabelle MacDonald Visitations were held at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior on Saturday January 26, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service was held in The Boyce Chapel at 4: p.m. Rev Kathryn Otley officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer’s Society, the Cancer Society or “Partners in Caring” of Arnprior Hospital. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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Passed away in Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Sunday evening, January 27, 2013. Mary Smith of Arnprior in her 93rd year. Daughter of the late Alexander N. Smith and Mary Bell Eady. Dearly loved aunt of Margaret Ann Gordon (Ken), Bob Smith (Susan), Brenda Thoms (Don), June Pierce (late Don), Lloyd Carmichael (Nellie), Donna Riley (late Ken), Mary Lou Riley (Ron), Keith Fulford (Bonnie), Lorne Campbell (Darleen), Judi Mullin (Late Morley), Bill Smith (Irene), Marilyn Ptasinski (late Al) and will be missed by the Cohen Family. Predeceased by brothers Malcolm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mackâ&#x20AC;? Smith, Hubert Smith and her sisters, Ruby Carmichael, Annabelle Fulford and Lila Campbell. Predeceased by a nephew Jack Smith (Louise) and a niece Pauline Smith (Charles). Visitations at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior 613-623-2538 on Friday February 1, 2013 after 10:00 a.m. Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Andrew Love of Grace St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church ofďŹ ciating. Spring interment Flat Rapids Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the funeral service in The Boyce Reception Centre. In memoriams to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Partners in Caringâ&#x20AC;? of Arnprior Hospital appreciated by her family Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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Longtime resident of MacTier and Humphrey Twp, ON Anne Quathamer passed away in Creston, BC, her home since 1991. Left to mourn her loss are children, grandchildren and great-grandson: Judy, Alexandra(nee Moore), Patrick and Samuel LĂŠpine, Edmonton, AB; Jay and Marsha, Creston, BC; Jami, Barb, Raili, Hanna and Natalie, Arnprior, ON; and Jeff, Sandra, Lauren and Mitchell of Parry Sound. Anne was predeceased by her husband Turk on 18 January 2002. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service was held on 25 January 2013 at 1100 hrs at Christ Church Anglican, Creston, BC.

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Cradled between the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers and covering approximately 254 square kilometers of farm, forest and hamlets along the TransCanada Highway between Arnprior and Renfrew, the Township of McNab/Braeside is an area of distinct charm and natural beauty. Fundamental to the residents of McNab/Braeside is a commitment to protecting our environment; maintaining our rural character, lifestyle and sense of community; and promoting our natural and historic heritages. Reporting to the CAO/Clerk the Treasurer will have the overall responsibility for the Finance Department and the development and implementation of long and short term financial goals and objectives. The Treasurer is a senior management position responsible for providing financial support to Committees and Council and will perform the statuatory duties of the Municipal Treasurer as defined under the Municipal Act. Qualifications/Skills: As an ideal candidate you possess a post secondary education or university degree in Commerce, Finance, Public Administration or Business or a related discipline as well as a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA). A minimum of Five (5) years of financial management experience with at least three (3) years in a municipal environment. CMO/AMCT designation or ability to obtain through professional municipal organizations. A thorough knowledge of financial, purchasing, accounting and auditing principles and practices, applicable legislation/ regulatory standards, investment and debt management, provincial grant processes, property taxation, budget formulation, local government functions and responsibilities. Knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Board Accounting standards and requirements: PSAB 3150 and Asset Management Plan. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/selfmanagement and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability. Computer literacy utilizing Corel and MS Office software applications, as well as proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, power point presentations and Vadim municipal software applications. Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to deal with the public and for all levels of municipal staff and members of Council on sensitive and confidential matters. Time management and organizational skills to meet rigid deadlines on a regular basis. Excellent project management skills to support group-based projects. Performs all documentation and accounting control procedures in connection with the Tax Sale under the Municipal Tax Sale legislation. To investigate, prepare, and submit all financial requirements for grant applications. Ability to work outside regular business hours as required.

ZIMMERLING, Theo (Retired â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gillies Brothers Lumber Co.) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by the love of family on Monday morning, January 28th, 2013. Theodore Gustave â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theoâ&#x20AC;? Zimmerling of Arnprior at the age of 93 years Son of the late Charles Zimmerling and the late Ellen Zacharias. Beloved husband and best friend for almost 70 years of the late Margaret Bretzlaff (August 10, 2012). Dearly loved and respected â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dadâ&#x20AC;? of Darlene Bahm (Jim Henderson) and Maxzene Zimmerling (David Thomson), both of Arnprior; Raymond (Lynn) of Renfrew; Reid (Nicole) of Edmonton; Rod (Nordella) of Braeside; Rex (Judi) of Arnprior; Ralph of Ottawa; Randy (Cathy) of Arnprior and Ricky of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered and missed by his 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eldon (Alma) of Shawville, P.Q.; Eric (Irene) of Cobden; Clarence (Jean) of Ottawa; Lennis (Mary Ellen) of Shawville, P.Q. and Adeline Frechette (Jean) of St. Thomas, P.Q. Predeceased by 2 brothers: Denzil (late Nola) and Leonard Zimmerling as well as 2 sisters: Hilda Yach (late Ernest) and Eileen Zimmerling.

The Township offers a competitive compensation package based on qualifications and experience. The current 2013 salary range for this position is $63,463 - $73,903. The position is based on a 35 hour week and occasionally involves evening meetings. A complete position description is available by contacting the Municipal Office or by visiting the municipal website at www.mcnabbraeside.com.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday, January 31st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday morning, February 1st from 9:30 until 10:15. A Funeral Service will be conducted in St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 49 McLachlin Street South, Arnprior on Friday morning at 11 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Spring interment Flat Rapids Cemetery. In memory of Theo, a donation to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital â&#x20AC;&#x153;Partners in Caringâ&#x20AC;? Foundation would be appreciated by the Zimmerling families.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL and quoting File No. 13-01, no later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 outlining how their education and past experience makes them a suitable candidate for this position. Noreen C. Mellema, CMO CAO/Clerk Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive, R R #2 Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8 nmellema@mcnabbraeside.com

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We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be retained under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes and determining illegibility for employment Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, January 31, 2013 49


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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:

Salary: $35,500 per year based on 44 hour work week. Company provides free accommodation and transportation.

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We thank all candidates for applying, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. An equal opportunity employer/Visit our Website at: www.pemreghos.org

Greater Madawaska Public Library in Calabogie will begin new hours of operation as of Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The new hours will be: Open 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Open 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Closed Sunday & Monday For further information please call the library at 613-752-2317 or email gmpl@bellnet.ca

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

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Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

COUNTRY OF RENFREW REQUEST FOR TENDER JANITORIAL SERVICES

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.

The County of Renfrew is accepting Quotations for the following project to be initiated in 2013:

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.

Tender documents and speciďŹ cations are available from the address below.

For a complete position description and how to apply, please visit our website at www.psfdh.on.ca QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by February 14, 2013 at 4 P.M. 50 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, January 31, 2013

For the provision of Janitorial Services at the Renfrew County OfďŹ ce Building, 80 McGonigal Street, Arnprior, Ontario, for a period of three (3) years. A bid deposit of $5,000 is required to accompany this submission.

Contractors are invited to submit letters of interest and appropriate documentation as outlined in the speciďŹ cation documents to: Kevin Valiquette, RPA, FMA Manager of Real Property Assets County of Renfrew 9 International Drive Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6W5 kvaliquette@countyofrenfrew.on.ca Tel: 613-735-3204 before 2:00 p.m. E.S.T., February 14, 2013. The successful contractor will be expected to begin providing services on February 28, 2013. A mandatory site visit is required on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted. The County of Renfrew reserves the right to select any or no ďŹ rms for interviews and appointments through this solicitation.

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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.

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Thoughts of you are always near, as dawns another year we think back to that tragic day. It didn’t seem right that you had to go away. There are so many things left undone and unsaid. We miss you, your sense of humor, Laughter and goodnight kisses. There are many memories in our hearts that will forever stay. I still hear our songs and feel your love on cold wintery nights. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home to us again. But in our hearts you will always stay. Loved and remembered every day. Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me. Forever in my heart. We all miss you Jordan & Angelia, Family & Friends

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In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away February 3, 1990. In a garden of memories, Where teardrops fall as dew, There is a rose that blooms forever, It is the memory of you. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain. To walk with us, through our lives Until we meet again.

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Yvonne Fleury Sept. 23, 1948 – Feb. 3, 2012

DUNFIELD - In memory of my husband, Allan who was taken from me on February 3, 2008. To me you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all my heart That you were here today. They say that time heals everything But I know it isn’t so Because if hurts as much today As it did five years ago. Love always Alice

The world changes from year to year And friends from day to day. But never will the one I love From memory pass away. I think of you in silence No eyes can see me weep. But still, within my aching heart Your memory I will keep.

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February 1, 2012 Dad, we can’t believe it’s been a year, Since you were called away, This month comes back with sad regret. It brings a day we’ll never forget. No one knows the grief we bear, When our family meets and you’re not there. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away, Our lives have gone on without you, And nothing is the same. Dad, when you said you wouldn’t be around, We hated to believe it could be true, How could we allow ourselves to even imagine Saying goodbye to you. Although it was hard for us to see and hear How you did not want to suffer anymore We felt relief as we watched you pass Dad you were the best! Always remembered, Tammy, Lynn, Barry

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(5 years since Feb. 2, 2008) By Norma Dixon The impact of your walk through life left many with a stepped-up pace imparting memories of your reaching out with humbleness and grace you left a message perhaps unknowingly with fond stories told through smiles and mirth and your Word became your Deed, Doug a man so down-to-earth Your loving wife Norma and the entire family

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IN MEMORIAM

BERNARD (BUNNY) LYON February 2, 1988

Always remembered, Never forgotten, Love Hazel, Bruce, Debbie, Herb, Linda, Matt, Nick, Kerstin & Craig IN MEMORIAM

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COMING EVENTS

IN MEMORIAM

In Loving Memory of

Yvonne Fleury



Sept. 23, 1948 – Feb. 3, 2012

You can only have one mother Patient, kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, To mother you will return, For all her loving kindness, She asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message, To our dear mother up above; Tell her we love and miss her, And give her all our love. Kevin, Annette, Tiah, Jodi, Connor, Dylan, Jenny-Ann, Jeremy, Rebecca and Nichole CLR411401

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-623-7518, E-mail: derek.dunn@metroland.com The community calendar is offered as a free public service for non-profit groups. Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a daytime contact name and phone number for us to reach you for clarification. Notices can be emailed to sherry.haaima@ metroland.com or dropped off at our 8 McGonigal St. office in Arnprior.

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The Get W.I.T.H. It! program is back in the new year to help you get back on track. Walk in the halls of Arnprior District High School Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Get W.I.T.H. It! offers mild, moderate and intense routes, with or without stairs. The program is designated HeartWise, with defibrillators on site and volunteers trained in CPR to give support and peace of mind to those people who need to increase their exercise in order to recover from heart disease or other health problems.

Silent Auction at the Opportunity Shop from Jan. 25 to Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Purse extravaganza - come and bid on a beautiful purse for St. Valentines Day. All proceeds to the hospital.

Drug Story’, with pharmacy intern David Weber from 2-3 p.m. Open to the public. Mid-winter roast beef supper, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John St. N., Arnprior, tickets at the door, adults $15 (children under 6 years free); family of four (children under 12) $30 (hot dogs available). Sponsored by Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church Women. For information, call 623-2590, 623-3065 or 623-2940, Takeout available.

February Arnprior & District Humane Society Have A Heart Membership Drive is looking for support for new and former members, only $10 single or $25 for a family. Members receive the annual newsletter, tax receipt, may attend the annual general meeting, and know you are helping the animal shelter continue to offer a safe haven for the overwhelming number of stray animals in our area. Membership forms are available at the shelter 490 Didak Dr., Arnprior, Pet Valu Arnprior and Renfrew and on our website www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca. For more information, call the shelter 613-623-0916

• February 1 Island View Suites Osteoporosis Seminar, ‘The Boney

Exciting bat exhibit at The Arnprior & District Museum. Community Futures Development Corporation, Renfrew County and Canada’s Economic Action Plan sponsors The Royal Ontario Museum’s travelling exhibit Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario. The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. between the dates of Feb. 1 – March 31. To make an appointment, call 613-623-4902.

• February 2

Third of the annual Knight/ Legion Euchre Challenge at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. Challenge is open to everyone. Competition registration is at 6:30 and games begin at 7 p.m. Also Feb. 15 (Parish hall); March 1 (Legion), and closing March 22.

St. Michael’s in Fitzroy starts a four-hand euchre tournament series at the community hall Saturdays. Also on March 2, April 6, and May 4. Doors open at noon, start time at 1 p.m. Two-person team, eight games, $20 per person, light lunch. Call 613623-9780 for more.

Celebration of Life annual dance and fundraiser for Hospice Renfrew and the RVH Oncology unit at 7 p.m. in the Renfrew Armouries with the Riley New Band and Ghost Town Cryers. Tickets $10.

Bottle Drive for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Teams will be collecting empties and donations throughout Arnprior from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feel free to call ahead at 613622-5803 or e-mail Robin

C’EST LE TEMPS DE S’INSCRIRE! IT’S REGISTRATION TIME! École élémentaire catholique Élisabeth-Bruyère 100, pr. Stonehaven, Kanata, 613 521-0176 26 et 28 février 2013 en matinée

École élémentaire catholique Jean-Paul II 5473, rue Abbott Est, Stittsville, 613 521-7858 26 février 2013

École élémentaire catholique Roger-Saint-Denis 186, cr. Barrow, Kanata, 613 521-3815 4, 5 et 12 février 2013

École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rémi 100, avenue Walden, Kanata, 613 741-2360 20, 21 et 22 février 2013 sur rendez-vous seulement

Brown at robin_brown@ sympatico.ca to set up a pick up time.

• February 3 February Valley Singles Lunch at Rocky Mountain House Restaurant in Renfrew at 1 p.m. (not 12:30). For info, call Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-4327622.

• February 5 Macnamara Field Naturalists meeting 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club. Keep your natural history skills up-to-date by taking Michael Runtz’s Great Natural History Quiz; a creative way to learn about local natural history and be entertained at the same time.

• February 6 Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home February Diners’ Club 5-7 p.m. at Jim’s Restaurant with hot beef dinner for $12. Entertainment by Doug Russell. Tickets at Seniors at Home office until Feb. 5 at noon. For more info, call 613-6237981. Come out and bring a friend. 707 Senior Club coach tour to ice sculptures, movie and dinner in Ottawa. Call Suzanne 613-623-6006 for details.

• February 7 Six-hand euchre at the Galetta Community Hall, 119 Darwin St. on Thursday nights in February, 7:30 p.m. Admission $5. Prizes and refreshments. Come on out and try your hand.

• February 8 Photography show, 2 p.m. (free admission) featuring images by Steve Donovan (formerly of ‘Bomb Hunters’ on History channel) at John St. Pub, 129 John St. N., Arnprior. Music by Acoustic Shooters 9 p.m. with $5 cover charge. All proceeds to the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program.

• February 10

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Cedar Hill Zion United Church ham and bean dinner, noon to 5 p.m., Cedar Hill School House, Marian Fitzgibbon 613-256-6211.

• February 11 Piano Bar with Jean Guy 2-3 p.m. at Island View Suites, Arnprior. Open to the public.

• February 12 Emmanuel Church Anglican Church Women annual pancake supper in the Carlton Reid Memorial Hall, 287 Harrington St., Arnprior 4:30-7:30 p.m. $8 per person, children under 10 free. Pancake supper at the Pakenham curling club 5 to 7 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, baked

beans, Lindsay’s maple syrup and beverage. Sponsored by St. Mark’s Anglican Church Women. Everyone welcome. Info 613-624-5311 or 613256-4126.

• February 13 For People Living with Parkinson’s Disease meets every second Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Public Library. For more information, see the Parkinson Society Ottawa website www. parkinsons.ca or contact local facilitator Theresa Dunn at 613-897-5055, therdunn sympatico.ca. Kanata Art Club monthly meeting 7 to 9 p.m. at 1030 Riddell Dr. The guest speaker is Mario Cerroni who creates art through photography. Visitors welcome. Call Gail 613-592-2904.

• February 14 Valentines Luncheon at Galilee. Caesar salad, Fresh baked bread, roast pork loin with cranberry apricot stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, strawberry coconut squares with whipped cream. Please call 613-6234242, ext. 21 to reserve seats.

• February 16 Arnprior and District Fish and Game Club in partnership with the Arnprior Fire Department youth fishing. Goodwin’s Bay at the end of McNab Street in Arnprior from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arnprior Curling Club (15 Galvin St.) ‘Feb Fun’ dinner and dance at 7 p.m. Price $25 per person. For tickets, call 613-623-2292 or drop by the club.

• February 17 Young at Heart Country Dance 2-6 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Hall, Arnprior with Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country. Traditional country music and round and square dancing. Lunch, door prizes, sport dances, 50/50 draw. Admission $10 per person. All proceeds go to community support services.

• February 21 Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. presents Seniors’ Friendship Days at the Arnprior Royal Canadian Legion, Apple Sarah’s Catering, $6, noon-2 p.m., Don Derraugh and Friends, Call 613-6237981, door prizes, 50/50.

• February 23 ‘Arnprior is Full of Heart’ Health Fair at Island View Suites for seniors for Heart and Stroke Month. Many presentations, blood pressures, CNIB, Geriatric day hospital, COPD support groups, etc. All seniors welcome.


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Pipe Major at Island View The folks at Island View Suites in Arnprior got into the Robbie Burns spirit in a big way. As well as having a Robbie Burns evening Jan. 23, they arranged to have local piper Robbie Smith entertain during the afternoon get-together last Friday, which was Robbie Burns Day. Residents association president Marjorie Hyndman thanks Smith for his playing of the bagpipes. Hyndman noted her main link to Scotland was through her husband who was a member of the Hyndman shipbuilding family of Glasgow. Smith is a pipe major with the Arnprior-McNab Pipes and Drums.

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Playing homage to the Scottish bard Little Grayson Campbell wears the Renfrewshire tartan as he joins mom Frances MacLaren and grandfather Boyd MacLaren of McNab-Braeside for supper at the Robbie Burns banquet in Renfrew Saturday. The Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums was celebrating 100 years in existence.

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9th Annual

BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT Awards & Gala Thursday, April 11th 2013 Nick Smith Centre, Arnprior

NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITE BUSINESS

Nomination Period is NOW OPEN for the following catagories:

LARGE BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS

(not required to be a Chamber member)

(not required to be a Chamber member)

over 25 employees

under 25 employees

Call or Email Cheryl for your nomination form at 613-623-6817 info@gacc.ca or visit www.gacc.ca/events

CHAMBER MEMBER OF THE YEAR (Must be a Chamber member)

NOMINATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 11TH, 2013 This event and nominations are open to the public

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