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Making an impression Arnprior council sees housing, shopping plaza as an appropriate use for entranceway to town

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EMC news – A major development is being planned for a choice 23.6-hectare (58-acre) piece of land in Arnprior stretching east from PJ’s Restaurant on Madawaska Boulevard. Council received the application Jan. 28 and scheduled a public meeting on the proposed rezoning for Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. It was one of two proposals presented to council, the other being plans for an eightunit apartment building at the long-vacated former Arnprior Bowler property at 89 John St. North (see Page 3). The Madawaska Boulevard property being developed by T. Anas Holdings Ltd. stretches from PJs to the town’s boundary with Ottawa. Peter Anas is asking for official plan and zoning amendments to be able to develop a mixed residential development and a shopping plaza. Sections of the property are currently zoned highway commercial aswell as industrial along the railway line, so changes are needed to allow for a shopping plaza and the homes. The developers are anticipating mostly single family homes (145) on the property with a few townhomes (11) and a 76-unit apartment building, so 600 to 650 people could live there. See BUFFER, Page 3

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Inspired by a future NHL star Ottawa 67’s sniper Sean Monahan, expected to go high in the 2013 National Hockey League amateur draft, meets Grayson Lyons, left, and Drew Reid of Arnprior Minor Hockey’s Initiative Program at the Nick Smith Centre. The 67s players held a practice in Arnprior Saturday, then skated with the local players, signed autographs and gave away game tickets. For more on the 67s visit to Arnprior, see Page 18.

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Bats are the focus of a new exhibit at the Arnprior and District Museum Pages 23, 25

EMC news – The merger of the Arnprior and Renfrew OPP detachments is now official, but residents of the towns shouldn’t see much if any difference in service. “The staff are still there (in the Arnprior detachment office),� said Renfrew community services officer Janice Sawbridge. “It is the same officers coming and going.� She said that the civilian staff have also been retained to run the detachment office. Arnprior council agreed in December that it

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would be to the town’s benefit to keep the office open even if it cost town taxpayers more. The only major staffing change is that there is no longer a staff sergeant at the Arnprior office. The detachment’s last commander was Julie Cyr, who became the acting Staff Sergeant last May replacing Mike Forester. Cyr left the Arnprior detachment in December to take up another posting. Renfrew detachment commander Colin Slight assumes that duty over the Arnprior office as well.

EMC news - Now that it appears McNab-Braeside will get the user information they’ve been looking for, the township has agreed to appoint representatives to sit on a joint Arnprior/McNab-Braeside recreation committee. At the regular meeting of McNab-Braeside council on Feb. 5, township CAO Noreen Mellema said she had been corresponding with Arnprior CAO Michael Wildman who indicated the town has compiled all the information.

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However, the plan is still in the concept stage, council was told. The development would include six internal streets, a cul-de-sac and an almost five-acre parkland-stormwater management area. Planner Robin Smith said that the shopping plaza would cater to both visitors to the town and residents in the area. As the property is along an entranceway to the town, it’s likely a more appropriate use than industrial, she said. Mayor David Reid agreed, noting the proposed development would make a better impression on visitors than industrial development. Reeve Walter Stack pointed out the town still has plenty of industrial land open for development. Smith said the proposal fits in with provincial policies and the town does need more longterm housing. Reid noted that an environmental study and buffer will be required along provincially designated significant wetlands on the north side of the property. He also said he wanted it made clear to anyone considering buying homes along the railway line that while it is little used now, it’s possible it could be used more frequently in the future for a commuter or freight line.

Smith said there would be a noise-vibration study required with any development along the line. APARTMENT DOWNTOWN

Council approved the entering into of a site plan agreement with Maple Leaf Homes for the proposed eight-unit, three-storey John Street apartment just up the street from the Royal Bank. Smith said the plan meets one of the goals in the town’s new strategic plan, the promotion of a vital downtown core. She said the applicant has promised to consider the heritage district guidelines for the area. “It will be nice to see that lot developed,” said Stack. “It’s a good asset anytime you can infill in the downtown core,” said Reid. The proposal calls for vehicle access off John Street and 12 parking spaces in the rear. There will be one one-bedroom, three two-bedroom and four three-bedroom apartments with laundry and mechanical rooms in the lower level. The building will have a brick-stone façade, decorative lighting and a privacy fence, and will be set back about a metre from John Street to allow for flower boxes.

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Part two of the Braeside quarry expansion review Tuesday John Carter john.carter@metroland.com

EMC news – Two down, five to go. McNab-Braeside council reviewed noise and air study reports and got started on the blasting report at the first of at least three sessions to scrutinize the application by the Miller Group to rezone its Braeside Quarry property.

Council will be back at it Tuesday, Feb. 12 with another three-hour session in township council chambers. The special Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting will run from 3 to 6 p.m. prior to the group’s regular 7 p.m. session. Council is reviewing the reports submitted by Miller in seven areas along with the peer

Members to be chosen soon for joint recreation committee Continued from front

“He has advised me he’s taking a recommendation forward to his council recommending that information be forwarded to us,” said Mellema. Deputy Mayor Christine Blimkie, who along with Coun. Bob Campbell sits on the township’s recreation committee, said the McNabBraeside members would include herself, recreation director Geoff Patterson. As far as the three citizen members are concerned, she’d like to see one that represents empty nesters, an individual from a young couple without kids and a family with at least three children involved in programs at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. She has individuals in mind. Blimkie said she will bring forward names at the township recreation committee meeting next week. Those people will then be approached to see if they’re willing to sit on the committee. By the Feb. 19 regular council meeting, the public appointees for McNab-Braeside should be announced. The committee will be composed of eight members: one council member from each

municipality to co-chair it and three citizen members from each municipality appointed by their respective communities and representing a cross-section of Nick Smith Centre user groups. A minimum of two-thirds majority (quorum is six), including a minimum of two yes votes from each municipality, would be needed for any recommendations to filter back to councils. Directors of parks and recreation from each municipality would provide support, but not have voting privileges. Meetings would be held at the Nick Smith Centre. Two meetings a month would be held for the first while, tapering off until a break in summer. The decision to participate should make Arnprior council happy. At its Jan. 28 meeting, Reeve Walter Stack asked for an update. “We’re waiting for a response,” said Mayor David Reid. “It appears as if they’re dragging their heels … we just have to wait,” he added. With files from John Carter

reviews it ordered done on them. The controversial application would see a permanent asphalt plant located in the quarry, a prospect that alarms may residents in the area. About 15 people showed up for the first review Jan. 15, although that included officials from Miller’s as well as four from the Ministry of Natural Resources. The MNR presence pleased council as it hopes the ministry will play a major role in the process and monitoring the plant, if it is approved. The PAC meetings are open to the interested citizens, but they can’t ask question during the proceedings. They can, however, submit questions and comments in writing to council through township CEO Noreen Mellema. Councillors had several questions during review of the noise and air emission studies. Planner Bruce Howarth is compiling the queries from council, as well as written questions from the public and will be consulting the study and peer review authors to get answers if he isn’t able to respond himself. Some of the answers could come as early as

next Tuesday’s meeting, but it is more likely they will be answered together in the final session before the official public meeting on the application. The applicant will also be hosting an open house this spring to explain its plans. Mellema said the date for the public meeting will be set after council has finished its review, possibly as early as the March 12 PAC meeting. However, council still has to review the traffic study before it gets to the more complicated hydro-geology studies. In the first session Mayor Mary Campbell questioned whether the setbacks in the reports were to neighbouring homes or to the property lines. Enjoyment of property includes outside as well as inside, she noted. A comment in the air study report regarding weather and atmospheric conditions in the area raised eyebrows when it suggested the Ottawa airport was only 20 kilometres from the quarry. Information about the application, including copies of the reports and peer reviews, are available on the township’s website and on CDs.

Town boosts most recreation fees, but not swimming Reeve Walter Stack noted that it appears swimming fees are not going rising. Parks and recreation director Glenn Arthur said that the recreation department was recommended that council not increase the swimming fees at the Nick Smith Centre this year. The rest are going up an average of three per cent, he added.

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EMC news - Most recreation fees in Arnprior will go up about three per cent April 1. At its Jan. 28 meeting, town council passed the increase in fees and rental rates for usage of the Nick Smith Centre and other facilities such as the ball diamonds, marina and Robert Simpson Park gazebo.

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Budget blitz at McNab-Braeside McNab-Braeside council began the long process of budget deliberations at a day-long session Feb. 4. Among the focus for the day were the public works and recreation budgets. The final budget is expected to come forward in April, said Mayor Mary Campbell. Above, council joins recreation director Geoff Patterson and public works director Ryan Frew in deliberations Monday morning.

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It’s time for the Braeside Carnival EMC events - Sparky the fire dog will be among featured guests this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the annual Braeside Winter Carnival. Start the day off right with an all-you-can-eat shanty breakfast at the RA Centre from 7-11 a.m. From 8-9 a.m. there will be face painting and at 10:30-11 a.m. the judging

of the men’s cake baking contest will take place. The tug of war will run at 10:30 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by the Born to Amaze free magic show. At noon is the $100 McEwan Homes Shoot-out, as well as kids’ games and skating races. Timbits kids’ hockey and the euchre tournament kick off

OPP merger Continued from front

McNab-Braeside, Horton, Renfrew, Greater Madawaska and parts of Admaston-Bromley and Whitewater Region. Sawbridge said that Arnprior will have a representative on Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC), but not the Renfrew Police Services Board. In the Renfrew detachment area, Renfrew and Admaston-Bromley have police service boards as they have contracts with the OPP. The other municipalities – McNab-Braeside, Horton, Greater Madawaska and Whitewater – are already represented on CPAC, which helps the detachment set community priorities. Sawbridge said the newly integrated detachment will be pleased to work with Arnprior Community Policing if it resumes its activities. It will also be using OPP Auxiliary members in town, she added, noting several members of the Renfrew OPP Auxiliary live in the Arnprior area. Other benefits to Arnprior from the merger will be access to grants for different specialized services and a guaranteed level of service in officer hours per year.

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Council Meeting Schedule: Committee Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm Council Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm (rescheduled from January 29th, 2013) Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

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

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

TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2013 Budget on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 30th, day of January, 2013. For further information contact: Robert Bunker, Treasurer 75 George Street. Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 225 F: 613-259-2291

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County council and staff Renfrew County council and staff for 2013, are, from left, in the front, Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe, McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell, CAO Jim Hutton, Warden and Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon, Bonnechere Valley Mayor Jennifer Murphy, Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green and Whitewater Region Reeve Don Rathwell; in the back are Head, Clara & Maria Reeve Tammy Stewart, Laurentian Valley Mayor Jack Wilson, Miramichi Lodge administrator Shelley Sheedy, Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan Reeve Norm Lentz, public works and engineering director Dave Darch, Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack, Bonnechere Manor administrator Shayne Hoelke, development and property director Paul Moreau, treasurer Jim Kutschke, Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie, emergency services director Mike Nolan, social services director Dave Anderson, Madawaska Valley Mayor Dave Shulist, executive assistant Rose Gruntz, human resources director Bruce Beakley, Deep River Mayor David Thompson, and Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet.

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Drought over, groundwater conservation still needed EMC news – Renfrew County’s drought is officially over. The Renfrew County Low Water Response Team (WRT) made the declaration after a meeting Jan. 25. At the Jan. 30 meeting of Renfrew County council, Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe confirmed that the drought, first declared on July 10, is finally over. However, the Water Response Team urges caution and ongoing awareness of just how “sensitive” the water supply can be to reduced levels of precipitation and extended dry and hot weather conditions. Team members met Jan. 25 to evaluate the most recent data available on precipitation (rain and snow) levels and surface water flow rates. The data revealed precipitation levels have recovered to above normal averages and that surface flow rates are within an historic average range. The data enabled the WRT to move the County of Renfrew out of a Level 1 Low Water Response condition.

recharge. County well drillers all agree it is imperative that there be significant snowfall this winter and a slow, extended spring thaw accompanied by frequent rain once the ground has thawed. The WRT is still active, despite the fact the area has moved out of a drought situation, and will continue to closely monitor the situation. Members realized that in the county there are very few precipitation and stream flow gauges from which they can obtain data, and no groundwater monitoring capability. A key project over the winter, working with the Ontario Government, is to obtain and plan for the installation of new gauges. Local municipalities and the County of Renfrew, in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources Pembroke District office, view this as imperative so that the WRT can more effectively monitor the water situation and be better prepared for low water conditions. To underscore just how se-

County residents, businesses and institutions relying on groundwater and well systems are strongly encouraged to continue to monitor their supply carefully and exercise water conservation. As the drought unfolded last year, it was those relying on groundwater systems that encountered the most problems. Well drillers were kept busy across the County extending wells to deeper aquifers. The expense to ensure reliable groundwater supply was a serious and unexpected burden to farmers, home owners and businesses. Hydro electric power production across the County was severely restricted due to the low water levels in all local rivers, including the Ottawa, imposing a serious financial impact on municipal and private power companies. During the winter months, with the ground frozen, groundwater has very little opportunity to recharge. The two recent major thaws accompanied by rainfall provided very little groundwater

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New developments hint at promising future for Arnprior It’s encouraging to see that a couple of eyesores in the downtown Arnprior area are going to be cleaned up. There are plans to build an apartment building where the closed-up Arnprior Bowler sits near the Royal Bank on John Street. That building has been boarded up because of a fire for some time, so it’s a relief there are finally some concrete plans to re-develop the site. Over on Daniel Street, at the Atkinson corner, the old Crozier Fuels building is finally being taken down. That lot is trickier to beautify, as it’s a brownfield site needing plenty of remediation before it’s ready for re-development. However, at least the town, through tax incentives, has

encouraged the owner to clean up the prominent site, so close to the downtown and near the CN Trail. Hopefully, this trend will continue and certain other property-owners will follow suit if given a little encouragement by the town. It would certainly enhance the downtown streetscape effort. It’s also exciting to see a couple of different developments in the works in town. The affordable seniors housing project along the tracks is almost finished. And council has received a proposal for a mixed housing and shopping development along Madawaska Boulevard heading east out of town. While still in its concept stage, it could

provide a shot in the arm for the town. It would be pleasing to have that entrance to town be given the attention it deserves. However, the town should ensure there is a proper buffer along the property’s back end, just as it should ensure any development in the area of Gillies Grove should have adequate environmental safeguards. The Macnamara trails area is one of the town’s treasures, even though to many it is a hidden treasure. If the nature trails become better linked to the underdeveloped McLean Park waterfront leading to the Madawaska River, then connected to Robert Simpson Park and Gillies Grove, the town would have a marvelous attraction

along the historic Ottawa River for visitors from far and wide who want enjoy nature without disappearing into the wilderness. The trail along the Madawaska River tying Robert Simpson Park to the downtown would take on even more significance, as would the town square project and the Arnprior Library’s plans for its patio area. With all this potential, it’s no surprise there are moves to spruce up some long-neglected downtown lots. If the town can promote the right mix of nature and development, Arnprior will be able to turn the downtown into a place for exciting new projects, not a stagnant area where buildings are left vacant for far too long.

LETTERS

New face, but same old failed Liberal policies To the Editor: Kathleen Wynne’s election as Liberal leader and Premier-designate changes nothing in Ontario and in Renfrew County. Although I congratulate Ms. Wynne for winning her party’s leadership, she worries me because she completely endorses Dalton McGuinty’s failed agenda. Under Dalton McGuinty, the Liberals chose to give big corporations like banks and oil companies huge tax breaks while upping personal taxes, cutting the services we depend on, and selling off important provincial assets and services, like the disastrous ORNGE air ambulance privatization. They’re even going to sell off all our personal information when Service Ontario goes private. Then there’s the education crisis. I expect Ms. Wynne to wriggle out of this because teachers would rather be working with kids than upsetting parents, but the same problems remain. Teachers and all public service workers are being told to take the hit because the Liberals won’t tax corporations and wealthy people fairly. And she refuses to denounce the anti-democratic Bill 115 that allowed them to impose contracts. Dalton McGuinty’s legacy in rural Ontario

won’t change a bit with Ms. Wynne. The Liberals have ruined green energy for years to come by bringing in giant multinational corporations instead of harnessing the goodwill and resources of landowners and municipalities. Everyone knows we need to move to green energy, and many green energy projects should be in rural Ontario, but the McGuinty Liberals took a good idea, threw enormous money at it, and poisoned the well for future development. The Endangered Species Act they passed with no stakeholder consultation has put development on hold and threatened peoples’ livelihoods across rural Ontario. It didn’t have to be this way. They could have enlisted the goodwill and stewardship of local people in protecting species had they developed a plan with the help of communities. Now, they’ve totally alienated rural Ontarians. Kathleen Wynne may represent a refreshingly different face from Dalton McGuinty’s, but it’s the same old Liberals with the same old policies that are hurting working people in Ontario, especially rural Ontario. Brian Dougherty Former Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke NDP candidate Arnprior

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Staying in Arnprior for movies from now on To the Editor: Many thanks to the staff at the O’Brien Theatre for a very pleasant experience last Saturday afternoon. Having decided to view a recently released movie, three of us went to the local movie house for the first time. For less than $30 in total, we enjoyed a movie with excellent picture and sound as well as fresh popcorn and pop. Free parking seconds away from the front

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New federal legislation causing Canadian ‘waterways’ to vanish EMC lifestyle - Many people are asking what is behind the Harper government’s replacement of the Navigable Waters Protection Act by the Navigation Protection Act in the recent “omnibus� budget bill, and how it will affect our use of lakes and rivers in Canada. Parliament passed the Act in 1882 at the end of Sir John A. MacDonald’s third term as prime minister. For 130 years the federal government used the Act to regulate construction of bridges, dams or other structures that might interfere with movement of watercraft. Neither the original Act nor subsequent amended versions precisely defined a “navigable waterway.� However, in 1906, the Supreme Court of Canada held that that any water that was navigable and could float a canoe – or a log - was within the Act’s scope. This gave federal protection to the Ottawa Valley log drives that were so important to Canada’s early commercial development and international trade. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice summarized these previous legal rulings in 2011. A waterway must be capable in its natural state of being tra-

versed by watercraft such as a canoe. The waterway could be used to float logs, log-rafts and booms. The waterway could be navigable over part of its course and not navigable over other parts. And it need not be actively used for navigation as long as it had the potential to be so used. The new Act makes radical changes. It lists 97 lakes and 62 rivers (or parts thereof) that will receive federal oversight: a vanishingly small fraction of Canada’s millions of lakes and tens of thousands of rivers. NEW CRITERIA

Transport Canada describes three criteria used to develop the new list: the waterway must support heavy commercial and/or recreational navigation, only actively used portions can be listed, and it should be accessible by ports and marinas in proximity to heavily populated areas. Exactly how many lakes and rivers were dropped from federal protection? A Natural Resources Canada website formerly said that more than 30,000 lakes greater than three square kilometers in area are found in Canada. However, “To better serve Canadians, the Atlas of Canada recently re-organized its website ‌

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A November 2012 backgrounder from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters lists five major concerns with the new Act. Notably, the Act fails to acknowledge “the importance of navigation to recreational fishing and hunting and devalues the overall socioeconomic importance of the recreational fish-

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What is a Tweedsmuir Community History Collection? It provides the history of a community, assembled by the local Women’s Institute Branch. Commonly known as

‘Tweedsmuirs’, the collection can vary in form from a simple scrapbook of newspaper clippings to a series of bound volumes. They are valued by family researchers, historians, and students of all ages. Tweedsmuirs are comprised of a variety of information and usually include such items as: • record of pioneers and farm histories; • historical growth and development of local community; • record of buildings, schools, industries, churches, and local government; • record of war veterans and other people of interest (artists, centurions, etc.); • WI branch history and autobiographies of members; • Photographs and documents portraying things of interest and special community events. History-gathering started as early as the mid1920s. By the mid-1930s, Lady Tweedsmuir, wife of the Governor General of Canada, suggested that WI branches keep local history books as the members in England did, where she had been a devoted member. A campaign was launched

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Chronicle Guide EMC managing editor Theresa Fritz, representing the paper and the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, and Luke Glofcheskie, a financial services representative from Arnprior TD Canada Trust, present Charlie Flowers with a certificate proclaiming him a nominee for Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year. Valley. In offering her congratulations, OCNA executive director Anne Lannan said the nominees are the â&#x20AC;&#x153;leaders of tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? The certificates are given out as encouragement for the recipients to continue with their community involvement, she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each and every one of the nominees submitted go above and beyond what is expected of someone their age.â&#x20AC;? Not that Charlie needs any extra encouragement. Highly motivated to help vulnerable pets, the son of Jim and Penny Flowers has seen his small can-collecting drive started early last year grow into a major operation buoyed by support from sev-

  

 



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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call him or his mother at 613-622-5542 or his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business at 613-623-6499. Cans 4 Cats shows no signs of slowing down. Charlie has the Arnprior hospital interested in getting involved as well as some other businesses that have pop machines on site. In less than a year, Charlie has raised well over $1,500 from collecting cans. His nomination paper notes that his actions have been a â&#x20AC;&#x153;win-win for the town â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the humane society is getting relief (cat food) and town residents are being educated (on environmental issues).â&#x20AC;? Humane society officials, when addressing town council at a recent budget input meeting, pointed to Cans 4 Cats as a wonderful example of community support for the shelter. Cans 4 Cats also promotes the benefits of recycling cans instead of disposing them in the landfill. Valley Heritage Radio DJ Carol Ann Flannery supported the nomination, saying Charlie is encouraging others to support the animal shelter and protect the environment. She praised his problemsolving skills, intelligence and maturity well beyond his years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These traits, combined with a strong sense of compassion, are key leadership qualities that should be recognized,â&#x20AC;? she said. While Charlie isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one finalists for the Ontario-wide award, it is obvious there was strong competition to be in the top 12. Last week, 12 individuals were chosen to attend a special ceremony officiated by David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in Toronto on March 8. In announcing the finalists, the OCNA pointed out that many youth are dedicating their time and energy to making a difference within their communities and around the world.









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Car’s rear window shattered on Madawaska Boulevard EMC news – OPP officers from the newly merged Arnprior and Renfrew OPP detachments are investigating a report that the rear window of a vehicle was shot out while it was travelling on Madawaska Boulevard in Arnprior. The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. Police report a black sports car with two males was travelling in the same direction as the victim. The complainant said the passenger had his arm out the window when he heard two bangs and the rear window of his vehicle shattered. The black sports car then sped off eastbound on Madawaska Boulevard. Although it sounded like a gun shot, no projectile was recovered, and no weapon was seen.

Anti-fraud website updated EMC news – The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre continues to update its website with current scams and frauds being perpetrated in Canada. Romance scams, investment scams, and online auctions and shopping scams continue to be popular.

The centre and the OPP urge citizens to educate themselves to prevent victimization related to these activities. The centre can be reached at 1-888-4958501 or by visiting its website at www.antifraudcentre.

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borhood on a 2+ acre treed lot. Set back from the street, this home features a formal lvg rm/dng rm; eat in kitchen with access to rear deck and a 16 x 32 inground pool. Family room off kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 4 pc main bath, 5 pc ensuite MLS#834815 $459,900

neighborhood on a 2+ acre treed lot. Set back from the street, this home features a formal lvg rm/dng rm; eat in kitchen with access to rear deck and a 16 x 32 inground pool. Family room off kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 4 pc main bath, 5 pc ensuite MLS#834815

10 Charles St., #3, Arnprior - Excellent home - lots of space in this 3 level, 2 bedroom unit. Hardwood floors in main living area, full basement, newer windows and roof, freshly painted. Great location. Available immediately. MLS#837318

47 Seventh Ave., Arnprior - All brick 3 + 1 bdrm bungalow on a premium lot. Open concept kitchen/dining room/ family rm with gas fireplace, formal lvg rm. Full basement with 4th bdrm. 2 car attached garage with access to private rear yard backing on to green space. Paved drive. MLS#852334

Lot 18 Ridgeview Dr., Braeside Naturally treed 2+ acre lot in established neighborhood. Close to the Arnprior Golf Course, 7 minutes to Arnprior and 40 minutes to Kanata. Culvert installed. The lot gently rises to the rear backing on to green space. Buy now and be ready to build in the spring. MLS#850574

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Never too late to prepare for winter driving conditions one know where you are going and when you plan to arrive. • Buckle up! Wearing a seatbelt is the most effective way to reduce your risk of injury in a motor vehicle collision. • Check weather and travel conditions before heading out. Don’t take chances if the weather is bad. Allow yourself extra time for travel, or wait until conditions improve. • Road conditions are available by calling 511 or online at ontario.ca/trip 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Be careful if you have to get out of your vehicle when on the shoulder of a busy road. If possible, use the door away from traffic and make sure you are visible to other drivers. Use your emergency flashers, flares, or a Call Police sign. Run your engine sparingly and be careful of exhaust fumes. Check to make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of drifting snow before running the engine. Slightly open a window away from the wind to have a continuous supply of fresh air. In blizzard conditions, especially overnight, make sure one WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY person stays awake as help could take some time to arrive. If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your ve- Maintain circulation by moving your feet, hands and arms. The OPP throughout Renfrew County reminds you to always hicle for safety and warmth. Wait for help to arrive. If you are in an area with cell phone service and have a cell drive according to weather and road conditions. “Please drive phone, call for help. Remember, dialing 911 on your cell phone with extra care this winter.” will connect you with the emergency services contact centre in the area. To reach the OPP in non-emergencies, please use 1-888-3101 Unit Left FOR LEASE 1122. R0011874580

EMC news – If you didn’t do a good job getting your vehicle ready for winter driving, it’s not too late, says the OPP. You may be dealing with winter driving conditions into April, so take some time now and prepare for winter driving for the next several weeks. Be prepared: • Check the condition of your tires, and if you don’t have winter tires consider installing them. They offer better traction, braking and handling in slippery and snowy conditions. • Carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle that includes items such as a flashlight, warm blankets, extra clothing, winter boots, and non-perishable energy foods. A candle and matches generate some heat while waiting for help if you become stranded. • Keep your vehicle’s fuel tank full. The extra volume can help reduce moisture problems in your fuel system and it adds extra weight to your vehicle. A topped-up gas tank will also be an asset if you become stranded. • Clear all snow and ice completely off windows, side view mirrors, headlights, taillights and licence plates. If you are travelling a long distance, plan your route ahead of time. Let some-

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OPP promote awareness of Internet safety EMC news – Children and youth are increasingly living out a large proportion of their daily lives online — whether using technology to communicate with friends, seek entertainment, or learn and broaden their knowledge about the world around them. However, just like the offline world, parents and teachers need to be fully aware of the risks children and youth may encounter while using the Internet. This is why on Feb. 5, International Safer Internet Day, OPP detachments,

including those in Arnprior and Renfrew, issued a news release to promote awareness of the comprehensive Internet safety resources and tools available to families through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. The tools are there to help parents (and teachers) make sense of the challenges with raising children and youth in an ever-changing technological world, notes the OPP. “In this ever-changing technological world, children and youth are able to

connect to the Internet with relative ease, exposing them to risks and harms that can be difficult to keep up with,” says Inspector Scott Naylor, manager of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit. “The protection of children online is all of our responsibility,” he added. “The Canadian Centre for Child Protection resources provides parents, educators and communities with current information about children’s online activities and what we can do to make the Internet a safer place for our children and youth.”

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Fight winter chills while helping environment and saving money small amounts of electricity unless they are unplugged. Try plugging these items into a power bar with a switch or timer, so you can easily turn them off when they are not needed. • Lock in the heat: Close heat registers and doors in unused areas of the house and prevent warm air from escaping by closing the fireplace damper. • Save energy on lighting: replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). These lights use 75 per cent less electricity than incandescent. • Cover water pipes: Pipe insulation will help maintain the water temperature and allow you to turn the water heater down, which saves energy. • Let the sun shine in: Keep your curtains open during the day to draw in sunlight. Solar energy can help naturally warm your home.

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and 18°C when sleeping or away. • Reduce drafts: Installing weather stripping and caulking around windows, doors and dryer vents and insulated plates on outlets can help save up to 30 per cent a year on heating costs. • Service your furnace: Have a qualified technician service your furnace on a regular basis to ensure it is working at maximum efficiency. Clean or change the filter regularly because a dirty filter reduces airflow and makes the furnace work harder to circulate the air • Go off-peak: Take advantage of lower energy prices during off-peak hours. Offpeak hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weeknights and all-day on weekends as well as statutory holidays. • When not in use turn off the juice: Devices like computers, TVs, and cell phone chargers continue to consume

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EMC lifestyle – The start of a new year is the perfect time to introduce new routines into daily energy use, advises the provincial government. “Small actions can go a long way in helping Ontario families manage electricity use and cut energy costs,” says provincial Energy Minister Chris Bentley. “It’s important to remember that the least expensive type of energy is the energy we don’t use.” Conservation is the easiest way for Ontarians to manage energy use and costs, while helping protect the environment. By following these 10 conservation tips, you can save on household energy costs when old man winter pays a visit. • Install a programmable thermostat: When properly set, a programmable thermostat can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 10 per cent. Set your thermostat to 20°C when you’re at home

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Big return for the Braeside Cup Sherry Haaima Sherry.haaima@metroland.com

EMC sports – The once famous Braeside Cup is making a return in 2013. Organizer Dan LeBlanc is looking for eight men’s teams to participate in the revamped hockey challenge that for years had been a fun event for the whole community. “We haven’t had it in the last few years, but it had been running for 30 some years before that,” said LeBlanc. “It’s always a good time. For some guys it’s their first time playing outdoors. The rink at the RA Centre in the village will set the scene for the event on Saturday, Feb. 16. And thanks to generous sponsors, there is no shortage of prizes and merchandise for participants. “I go out and get donations from the community,” said LeBlanc. “They’re great for giving donations.” The tournament will feature an A and B division and prizes will be awarded for player of the game, most valuable player and other honours for every game. “There are lots of good prizes,” said LeBlanc. “It makes it exciting for everyone who shows up to get something.” Cost to participate is $250 per team and proceeds are going towards new boards at the rink. LeBlanc will also be asking for donations of non-perishable foods for the Arnprior and District Food Bank. The ice has been great so far this year, said LeBlanc. “It’s in really good shape right now,” he said. It is expected the finals will be played at 2 p.m. for B division and 3 p.m. for the A division. For more information or to sign up, contact LeBlanc at 613-623-7454 or dozer896@ hotmail.com.

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Packers end string of road games on winning note JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

EMC sports – The Arnprior Packers unleashed a balanced scoring attack for a change as they ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over Stittsville Sunday. Five different players scored in the pre-Super Bowl Junior B hockey tilt in Stittsville. It marked the end of

four straight road games for the Packers, who return to the friendly confines of the Nick Smith Centre this Friday, Feb. 8 to host a return match against the Royals at 8 p.m. An Arnprior win will greatly enhance the team’s chances to make the post-season, while a Stittsville loss and an Almonte win over Shawville would pull the Thunder into a tie with the Royals for the last

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playoff spot. Almonte and Stittsville play Feb. 10 in a game that could decide the final playoff berth. After a win and a loss on the weekend, third-place Arnprior is three points behind the Renfrew Timberwolves and three points ahead of Stittsville. ARNPRIOR 5 STITTSVILLE 2

Eric Malloy, Mark Shanks, Luciano Pietrantonio, Derrin Lehoux and Ethan Allard scored for the Packers, who had period leads of 2-1 and 4-1. Allard and Shanks also added assists for Arnprior and Alex Bourassa-Barron and Brock Burge had two helpers each. Shanks has six goals and nine points in nine games since joining the Packers. Arnprior was outshot 4940, but Packer goalie Kyle Lamothe stopped all but a first-period power-play goal and a marker with less than two minutes left in the game. In two weekend games, the veteran goalie made 104 stops. The Packers had four power-plays, but were unable to capitalize. However, they

outscored Stittsville 5-1 during 5-on-5 play. SHAWVILLE 2 ARNPRIOR 1

The Packers continued to have trouble with Valley Division cellar-dweller Shawville, losing 2-1 last Friday in Quebec. It was Arnprior’s second straight one-goal defeat. Arnprior was outshot 5928, but Lamothe kept his team in the game with 57 saves. Allard, on a set-up from Lehoux, gave Arnprior a 1-0 lead at 7:11 of the first stanza. However, Shawville scored the equalizer at 5:37 of the second period and struck for the winner at 2:14 of the third off the stick of Jake McDonald. Two fights broke out just over a minute apart mid-way through the second period as Packer Mark Shanks and Pontiac Brett Nugent squared off, as did Arnprior’s Ryan Patrick and Shawville’s Matthew Brooks-Fournier. Packer Patter: The EJHL’s Metro-Valley Division is not holding all-star game this year, but there will be a prospects game and awards ceremony. The game will be held this Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m.

at the Old Stittsville Arena. The awards ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the arena’s hall. Metro-Valley Division president Ron McRostie, local councillor Shad Qadri and Stittsville sporting legend Johnny Leroux will take part in the ceremonial puck drop. The Metro Division Gatineau Mustangs played the Canadian national women’s hockey team Jan. 23 in Buckingham. The Mustangs broke a 2-2 deadlock late in the second period and went on to win 6-2. After weekend action, Jared Steege (35-27) and Derrin Lehoux (27-35) lead the Packers in points with 62. The pair are tied with former Packer Taylor Collins for fourth place in league scoring. Collins and another former Packer Mitch Parker lead the Metro Division-leading Ottawa Junior Canadians with 28 goals each. Collins tops the team with 62 points in only 29 games. Perth’s Brett Madigan is the league’s runaway scoring leader, with his 40 goals and 53 points 25 points ahead of Gatineau’s Dominik Robinson.

Arnprior IP kids meet junior hockey league heroes Peter Clark peter.clark@metroland.com

It was a thrill for kids in the Arnprior Minor Hockey Association Initiation (IP) Program Saturday as they came face-to-face with the players of the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s. The 67’s came to town armed with a pair of free tickets to the first 100 people who attended Saturday’s event at the Nick Smith Centre. The two-hour session included a 67’s practice from 11 a.m. to noon, followed

by a skate with the AMHA’s youngest players from noon to 1 p.m. The players also signed autographs in the community hall. “Glenn (Arthur) was a huge help in getting us up here,” said 67’s manager of partnerships Calvin Amell, commenting on the efforts of Arnprior’s recreation director. “We are happy to be up here.” The event was a joint venture between the Ottawa junior hockey club and Arn-

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Ty Letourneau of the Arnprior Atom Packers, centre, gets an autograph from Ottawa 67s goaltender Jacob Blair (1). prior minor hockey. Jeff Letourneau and Trevor Reid were also instrumental in making the event happen, Amell added. He said they were a driv-

ing force in getting news of the event out to minor hockey and the Arnprior community. It’s been a rough season for the 67s. However, they still have several top-notch play-

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Left, Initiation players Jordan Gilmour, Cameron Menard, Liam Joseph and Kian Yamada smile as Brent McQueen and Matt Baker drop the puck during the kickoff games for the Jon Brunette Memorial Fun Day. Both McQueen and Baker were close friends with Brunette, who passed away after a snowmobile accident in 2003.

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EMC sports – Many hockey players have the first trophy for their case, and their first tournament under their belts, after the Jon Brunette Memorial Fun Day welcomed eight teams to the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp on Feb. 2. “It’s the start of their career, and the start of the trophy case,” said Andy von Zuben, director of initiation level hockey with the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association. “It’s their inspiration to keep playing.” The five to seven year old players all received a trophy, paid for by the Jon Brunette Memorial Fund at the end of the fun day tournament. The fund was created after Brunette passed away after a snowmobile accident in 2003. He played eight years with the WCMHA before playing for the Ottawa Valley Titans and the Arnprior Packers Jr. B team. His mother, Valerie, works to administer the funds raised through the annual summer golf tournament, organized by herself and Jon’s friend Brent McQueen. The funds go towards the initiation fun day and sponsoring an Ottawa Valley Titans AAA minor midget player from West Carleton, currently Colby Cochrane. It was the ninth year that

the fun day has run, and even though Jon started playing organized hockey after the initiation level, Valerie said that he would have loved to participate in the tournament as child. “I think it’s just a great program, they teach them all the basics,” she said. “We wanted to do something positive to come out of (Jon’s death).” Jon’s friends, McQueen and Matt Baker, said that Jon would likely have been coaching young players alongside them today, and would enjoy seeing so many young players enjoying the game that was his passion. And the players were certainly having a good time, as each of the eight teams played two games on half the rink. Liam Joseph, of the Stittsville Silver Streak, said he likes playing in tournaments “because you get to play more games,” before the whistle blew and adding, “Oh, I’ve got to go and play now.” Cameron Menard, 7, a West Carleton Warriors player, said he liked to get to play different teams during the fun day of hockey. Three West Carleton Warriors teams played in the tournament, along with the Richmond/Munster HD Bruins, the Kanata Stormtroopers, Stittsville Silver Streak, the Almonte/Pakenham Thunder

Major Mytes and the Nepean Flames. This year, the fund also provided hockey equipment to the late Erin Vance’s twins, who are playing hockey with the WCHMA this year. Valerie Brunette said that their fees had been covered, so the fund donated $500 to help with getting the boys set up with skates and other equipment to start playing.

Novice hoopsters open against Kemptville EMC sports – The Valley Pride Novice Girls basketball team experienced its first formal game of competition this past weekend. The team travelled to Kemptville Sunday and played the host team. The focus of the game was on having fun and learning the rules of the game. Both teams and parents erupted with enthusiasm when the girls scored. After fighting to a tie at the half, the Pride fell to the hosts by six points It was a toss-up on who had the most fun - the players or the parents.

The girls started with the Valley Pride last October and have attended skills sessions each Monday evening since. Novice age is for the Grade 3-4 age group. The team is hosting a tournament March 3 at ADHS to conclude the season. Girls of this age will be able to continue their development after the March break when the L’il Warrior clinics begin. In fact there will be clinics for girls from grade 2 to 7 at this time. Watch this paper for details in future weeks.

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The Arnprior-based Valley Pride Novice Girls basketball team with coach Richard Holmes at back include, in the back row from left, coach Sydney Moore, Morgan Ferrier, Hayley Dupont, Emma Hamilton, Alexis Rice and Abbi Stevens; and in front Kiersten McMullen, Janelle Russet, Kayla Dick and Amelia Veale. Missing from the photo are Tegan Smith, Lily Cunningham and Pyper Duff.

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New Arnprior café caters to coffee lovers Kathryn Glynn

EMC business - Whether your taste buds prefer a latte, frappe, mocha, espresso, iced, regular or double double, coffee is personal. According to some statistics, 1.6 billion cups are consumed daily, worldwide. Its fragrant aroma and deep roasted flavour has the power to seduce the most resistant, and cause many of us to go to great lengths to get the perfect cup. Michele Leclair will attest to that. Leclair is the owner of The Press Café, a new and inviting coffee bar and eatery located on Daniel Street in Arnprior. Leclair is what some would call a coffee purist, hence the name of her business and the process she uses to create most of the java drinks served in her establishment. “One of the reasons to use a French press is to ensure you are getting the best from the fresh roasted beans. The coffee doesn’t sit, doesn’t go through a filter and doesn’t have that burnt taste,” she explained. Leclair is well travelled, an army brat growing up, she confessed. “North America is the only place where we accept substandard coffee. Once you taste good coffee, you aren’t going to go back.” There are a number of

“When you start to research, you find out that 99 per cent of coffee is bad before it even gets to our country,” she said. ATTRACTED TO ARNPRIOR

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Michele Leclair demonstrates how to use a French press to make specialty coffees. things that go into a really good cup of coffee she points out, “beginning with the beans, temperature, consistency, the machine, the barista, experience ... “I don’t really drink wine, but I like my coffee. Coffee

is personal. I started to notice inconsistencies. “When you have a cup of coffee that is really, really good and then you go back and it isn’t. This interested me and how could I get a consistently good cup of coffee.

Leclair discovered this area when she owned a small cottage on Centennial Lake. The return to Ottawa after weekends and holidays became increasingly less attractive and she began to look for a permanent rural home. Seven years ago she sold her Ottawa property and the cottage and built a home on the Madawaska River. “It’s not as far as Centennial Lake but still far enough away from the city. For me it is the best of both worlds,” she said. The daily commute to Ottawa had only one drawback, “I was really missing good coffee and I had to wait until I got to Ottawa to get the kind I was looking for - an espressobased coffee.” Leclair discovered The Neat Café in Burnstown by accident, shortly after it opened. “I started going 18 kilometres out of my way for a good cup of coffee before driving to work in the mornings,” she said. The Press Café now uses coffee beans from the Neat

Café, where they are roasted fresh on site. “Fresh makes the taste, the smoothness, the texture,” Leclair said. Opening The Press Café is part of Leclair’s retirement plan. She wants to do something in semi-retirement that is more social and more a part of the community but isn’t quite ready to retire yet. This is where her son Dustin enters the picture. The 27-year old works at the café full time during the week and Leclair works on the weekends. She has put a lot of thought into creating the perfect space. “When I go to a coffee shop I am looking for soft seating, a comfortable place that I can sit down and relax. At 50 I’m looking for comfort, a moment to pause. A place to connect with friends and family, a place where I feel I can stay. “The overall vibe here is one of community and a sense of comfort. What I have noticed is if someone comes in and doesn’t know anyone in the room, it doesn’t take long before they are conversing. It is almost like you are in someone’s living room. It has that small, relaxed, intimate atmosphere.” Her menu introduces some international flavours with a

fresh selection that changes regularly. “Our Tai Salmon Club is a big hit, as is the Press Dip, Rockin’ Moroccan Soup and Pulled Chicken Panini,” she said. “We offer a limited menu each day with a limited amount of each item. It’s manageable and people know that we care about quality.” Menu items are reasonably priced with lunches under $10. Squares, tarts and muffins are also available unless a macchiato or chai latte is your choice for dessert. Leclair purchased the upper Daniel Street property last November and opened Christmas Eve. “The renovation included two 20-year-olds (spending) eight days to remove layers and layers of old wallpaper and in some cases from ceilings. The last layer, a design from the ‘30s was sanded and painted over,” she admitted. A back issue of Chatelaine magazine from 1935 was unearthed during the renovations. Leafing through the fashion magazine, Leclair discovered a kitchen designed with the same linoleum flooring and cupboard design as was in the house. The discovery presented another connection to the historic property. See SUMMER Page 21

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as possible of two very special children Tyler and Leslie, not to mention four very dear grandchildren Owen, Halle, Amelia and Nolan. He also never forgot to take time out for himself listing hockey, fastball, and golf as some of his favorite pastimes. When it came to hockey, he was happy that few of his family, friends, and customers didn’t hold his lifelong support of the Montreal Canadiens against him even during playoff droughts. Trevor Reid acknowledges that Gary will be sorely missed at the dealership and few will be able to match his history and accomplishments. Gary’s awards from General Motors for his sales professionalism and customer satisfaction achievements will easily fill a wall at his home, if he ever decides to put them up. You see, Gary was never one to brag or boast about his success, but rather was always humbly awed and very thankful for the support of his customers and friends. When asked if he had any advice to someone starting out the trek he began 35 years ago, Gary simply said, “Always be honest and upfront and never tell a lie because if you do, you’ll never be able to remember which lie you told and it will always catch up with you in the end.” That type of philosophy is what keeps clients coming back to sales professionals like Gary and retailers like Reid Brothers, year after year after year. No one knows for sure if Gary really will retire and take it easy, or if he’ll end up being twice as busy for the next 35 years. But no matter what the future holds we all know Gary will still be surrounded by friends and family, even during a Canadien’s game.

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Dental hygienists to offer free services Saturday healthy mouth and healthy body,â&#x20AC;? said Bev Woods, founder of the project. Last year, dental hygienists from all practice settings, including those who operate their own businesses, treated about 1,500 clients during the one-day volunteer event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our annual Gift From the Heart keeps growing,â&#x20AC;? said Woods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we expect to help more people so that we can truly make a difference through treatment and public education about the importance of good oral health.â&#x20AC;? Since September 2007 when legislation allowed dental hygienists to provide services outside the dental office, more than 190 independent dental hygiene practices â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stand-alone clinics and mobile services â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have opened across Ontario.

Summer plans include addition of patio Continued from Page 20

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will frame the front cover of the magazine and perhaps the kitchen feature. It means so much to me, having seen that,â&#x20AC;? she said. Leclair has revived the house in keeping with the era of the building. Unique wide plank poplar floors and original baseboards speak to the turn of the century. The original fireplace contributes to the warm ambience. Leclair was drawn to the location and in particular the green space in the back that includes a creek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really it is a combination of factors that make this place unique and workable. It is perfect for relaxing outside, for a summer patio and it has plenty of parking,â&#x20AC;? she added. There are plans for a patio in the

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This legislation change in 2007 increased access to affordable and comprehensive dental hygiene care,â&#x20AC;? said Shelley Newton, president of the Ontario Dental Hygienistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gift From the Heart goes one step further to make sure more people know about dental hygieneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s integral role in the delivery of quality oral care in Ontario.â&#x20AC;? Dental hygiene is a regulated health-care profession with more than 12,000 practising dental hygienists in Ontario, making it the third largest of the health-care professions in the province. The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the professionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulatory body, sets policies and standards to ensure the public receives safe and ongoing comprehensive oral care.

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Naturalist stresses value of bats as new exhibit opens Kathryn Glynn

EMC news - A new exhibit at the Arnprior and District Museum sheds light on the mysterious life of bats. The often misunderstood mammals are part of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest exhibit entitled, Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario. The exhibit officially opened last Friday evening with a special presentation by naturalist and Carleton University professor Michael Runtz. Runtz, who is well-known to the community for his involvement with the Macnamara Field Naturalists and a weekly column in the Arnprior Chronicle Guide EMC and West Carleton Review EMC, offered an up-close look at some of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 51 mammal species with a slide presentation using his captivating wildlife photography. DISPELLING MYTHS KATHRYN GLYNN

Runtz dispelled the myths surrounding the feared night flyer and illuminated the issues that pose a threat to the almost endangered species that provides a great service to their communities (for more, see his column on Page 25). About 50 people packed

Presenter Michael Runtz, above, shed light on often misunderstood bats in his presentation last week at the opening of Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario. the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main room for the talk before touring the exhibit. The exhibit is on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Margaret Pocket is among the visitors at the opening of the travelling exhibit.

Alyse Laplante is the exhibit co-ordinator and educational facilitator thanks to support from The Community Futures Development Corporation, Renfrew County and Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Action Plan, which sponsors The Royal Ontario Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travelling exhibit. Laplante is animating the display to interface with school curriculum, and museum officials hope area schools will take advantage of the offer. The exhibit will be on display until March 31, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays Feb. 16 and 23 and March 9 and 30. Cost for the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general admission is $3.50, students and seniors $2, and $9 per family.

Ottawa field naturalist Linda Fitzpatrick from south Ottawa attended the opening.

Michael Runtz speaks with, Samantha, left, and Jessica Carter in the exhibit. Both sisters are interested in nature and have the advantage of a large backyard from which to view wildlife in the area.

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Bats galore in the Arnprior and District Museum EMC lifestyle – Finding bats in older buildings is never a surprise. However, this past week an unusually high number turned up in Arnprior. In addition to species regularly found inside houses, the “colony” contained species that never appear inside buildings. That is because the bats are part of a Royal Ontario Museum exhibit currently on display in the Arnprior and District Museum. Bats intrigue us. They are the only flying mammals, joining dragonflies and birds in ruling the skies. Bats fly primarily at night, a feature that creates an aura of mystique. But bats also make us uncomfortable. They are odd-looking creatures, possessing oversized ears, surprisingly large canine teeth, and a furry body positioned between two peculiar membranous wings. The exploitative use in horror films of their odd appearances and habit of lapping blood (done by only a few tropical species) has resulted in many a nightmare. Bats flit back and forth over our heads, not to entangle themselves in our hair (a persistent myth) but to pluck beetles, moths, and other insects from the air. Our local species are masters at catching flying invertebrates, eating half their body

Michael Runtz Nature’s Way weight most nights, with pregnant females doubling that amount. And they find food in a most unusual way, by throwing out ultrasonic pulses and listening to the returning echoes. Each species uses a slightly different frequency and pulse rate of sound. As they fly, bats send out sound pulses, testing the air for obstacles to avoid or objects to eat. When a shape of interest is detected, the pulse rate increases and the frequency elevates. This provides a finer picture, and if the object is edible, the bat swoops in and grabs it in its mouth or uses its membranous tail as a net to first snatch it from the air. Five of our eight local species are resident all year. Big Brown Bats and Little Brown Myotis are the most common

Although they sport a fierce appearance, Big Brown Bats are dangerous only to flying insects. species. Winter is spent in large groups in hibernacula, which are often old mines or caves. Less common species such as Northern Myotis can be found in their clusters. With lowered body temperature and a much-reduced heart rate (which is as high as 1,100 beats per minute during flight), they spend winter in a dormant state.

Hibernating bats currently face grave danger. A fungus imported from Europe is decimating bats across eastern North America. Called the White Nose Syndrome because it proliferates around the face, the fungus disrupts their sleep, causing them to burn up precious fat stores. Six million bats have died since the fungus made its North American debut in

2005/2006. Many colonies have been wiped out by this deadly infliction. Red Bats are one of three species that migrate. They also face new and grave danger. Wind turbines now block their age-old migration paths. A turbine’s rotating blades are easily evaded, but the pressure change they create causes a bat’s lungs to burst. All our bats are currently

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under siege, and their future looks bleak. If you want to learn more about bats, visit the Arnprior and District Museum (www. arnprior.ca/Museum.htm). It is sad but true that in the future, museums may be the only places these fascinating creatures will inhabit. The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.

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Improving the Patient Experience Arnprior Regional Health is continuously looking at ways to make your patient experience better. At the end of 2012 we asked the community (through a survey and focus groups) what we are doing well and what we could do better. The replies were varied and many were complimentary - Thank you! Those who had been a patient in the last two years offered feedback and suggestions when it came to emergency room visits and/ or stays on the inpatient unit. A lean review coupled with your feedback have enabled ARH to already implement a few changes that will allow for emergency patients to be treated and released quicker, or for some patients to be admitted quicker. Our former practice was that patients who came to the emergency department would be seen right away by a triage nurse. The nurse would check vitals and discuss the presenting health concern. The patient would be assessed and given an acuity scale (to ensure the sickest patients is seen first). The patient would then register and wait their turn to see the physician. Once the patient was being examined, the physician might order further tests such as blood work or an x-ray or an ultrasound. The patient would then wait for the procedures, then wait for the results and then wait to speak to the emergency physician about the results. In an effort to reduce these types of wait times, ARH streamlined the process and developed new medical directives for certain conditions. Now when patients present with issues such as abdominal pain or kidney stones the triage nurse is authorized to send the patient for specific tests (bloodwork or x- ray). Both diagnostic imaging and the ARH lab added more urgent patient time slots to ensure better patient flow in these circumstances. What these new directives mean is that by the time the physician comes to do the exam, the test results have been received and a treatment plan can begin. Wait times were also flagged as an issue for patients who enter through emergency and are subsequently admitted to the inpatient unit. Patient flow needed to improve and become more streamlined for the patient. ARH now has a new registration check lists to ensure all information is taken at one point, from vital information to preferred accommodations. The goal is that the time from when the decision is made to admit the patient that we are able to get them to the inpatient unit within one hour of admission. So far this new process has resulted in: better data collection; patients are receiving their requested room right away (i.e. private or semi); and physicians are able to indicate an expected discharge date on the chart allowing for a smoother transition from hospital to home. Many other changes will be implemented within the next year to improve both patient flow and the patient experience. It is well documented that patients with an excellent hospital experience have a quicker recovery time and at ARH we want your care to be excellent. We capture this data regularly through surveys sent to patients following their discharge from hospital, whether the patient was in the emergency department or on the inpatient unit. Please take the time to fill in your survey and return it to the survey company. Based on your feedback through the surveys, we have improved the discharge instructions we provide to our patients, and have also made changes to food services and the environment. We want to ensure your experience was excellent and this is how you can let us know. For those of you who may not receive a survey following discharge there is now a feedback option on our website www.ArnpriorRegionalHealth.ca In addition to offering feedback on your patient experience you can also email a patient or thank a staff member.

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EMC lifestyle - The Northcote School smelled differently in the winter time than it did in the summer. That may have a lot to do with the fact Miss Crosby opened the windows in the warm weather. But I thought back then it had more to do with the piles of gum rubbers, wet socks, the wood stove, and the bagged lunches on the table at the back of the room. All the girls at the Northcote School wore galoshes. Some had rabbit fur down their fronts, and then some of us just had galoshes that laced up tight around our ankles. It was a sign of wealth if your galoshes had fur on them. Sadly, I never owned such a pair as that! The boys wore either gum rubbers or rubber boots. The gum rubbers and boots had a thick layer of red around the soles. Most of them were bought at Briscoe’s General Store, where they hung from the ceiling. Mr. Briscoe used a long pole with a hook on it to retrieve them. I could never fathom how he knew what size he was bringing down, but he never seemed to make a mistake. After running around the school yard before Miss Crosby rang either the morning or recess bell, there wasn’t one of us whose feet weren’t soaked to the skin. That meant that as soon as we got into the school room, we pulled off our outer foot wear, and gum rubbers, galoshes, and rubber boots, and they were all laid out around

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the pot-bellied stove where blocks of wood had been placed to lean the footwear against. It didn’t take long, with the fire in the stove fair jumping, for the array of galoshes and boots to smell to high heaven. The girls put on felt slippers, hand-made of course, and the boys just walked around in their socks, which soon smelled as bad as the array of boots near the stove. We girls wouldn’t dream of wearing the same stockings to school two days in a row, but from the smell of the boys’ feet, my older sister Audrey said she doubted their socks had been changed for over a week. And that included my three brothers, who Mother thought were old enough to look after their own feet. Only a few of the pupils had tin lunch boxes. My little friend Joyce had one with a bright red painted lid, and a hook inside that anchored the little thermos bottle. Of course, Joyce’s family were very rich, I thought. Didn’t they live in a brick house, and have a flush toilet? So she could afford a bright tin lunch box. However, most of us took our lunch in brown paper bags, saved after making purchases at Briscoe’s General Store. These bags once held

tea, sugar, or rolled oats, and were never thrown out. We had a rack in our kitchen that had a spring lever attached to it, and all the bags were neatly folded and kept on this rack which hung by the wood box. Most were just the right size for a school lunch. There was a crudely built table at the back of the school room, and this is where all the lunches were kept. All the bags looked the same, and it always amazed me how I never once knew any of us to get our lunches mixed up! It was an unwritten law never to bring a sandwich with onions on it. It wouldn’t take long for the smell to fill the small one room school house, and drown out the stench of the array of footwear around the stove. Which, on second thought, would not have been such a bad idea! It didn’t take long to figure out what a lot of the pupils had brought to eat. Head cheese was a staple in the Depression years, and well seasoned with summer savoury, and sliced thin, often filled sandwiches back then. I hated head cheese with a passion. My distaste was right up there with my hatred for blood pudding. It had more to do with watching Mother

make both on the kitchen table, than the taste of it that turned my stomach. My very favourite sandwich was one made with bologna. Favourite, but rare. The few slices Mother bought on rare occasions, to me, was the ultimate school lunch. I loved bologna with a passion. There were always home-made cookies, fruit was unheard of. We toted milk in glass jars. It wasn’t hard to tell who had what for their lunch. You could smell the headcheese, and the maple cookies long before the paper bags were opened. Miss Crosby bent the rules at lunch time, allowing us to sit where we wanted, while she still kept an eagle eye on all of us from her desk at the front of the room. By the time the school day came to a close at four o’clock, the familiar smell of school books, chalk and erasers was long lost. The room reeked of dried out footwear, wet mitts, and socks. When the last of us left the school, Miss Crosby could be seen swinging the storm and inner doors open wide, and putting a block of wood against them to hold them open to complete air out the place. And so that by the time we next came to the Northcote School, the only smell would be from the freshlystarted wood fire raging in the old stove in the centre of the room. But like the day before, it wouldn’t take long for the smells of winter to take over.

Variety is the spice of life – Seniors at Home offers plenty Liz Wall Seniors At Home

EMC lifestyle – We know too well that social networking acts as an important connection that will and can impact our well-being. The staff and volunteers of the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home Program work hard at providing a social network for seniors age 60 and over and those with special needs, no matter the age. We offer Friendship Days, Diner’s Club, Community Garden, craft classes, book club, and community dances to computer workshops, all designed for seniors. See COMPUTER Page 27

Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country will entertain at the Young at Heart country dance Feb. 17 at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall.

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Keeping the lessons of the Holocaust alive Holocaust survivor David Shentow of Ottawa made another visit to Arnprior Jan. 18 to tell Arnprior District High School students how he experienced â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hell on earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; during almost four years in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. The 87-year-old Shentow was accompanied by his wife of 63 years, Rose. ADHS teacher Ryan McKenna, who has received the Arie Van Mansum Award for his efforts to educate students about the holocaust, organizes Shenkowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit, which has become an annual affair over the last 10 years. Shentow speaks out to ensure that the holocaust that took the lives of six million Jews during the Second World War is not forgotten and to counter those who would deny it happened.

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We made the decision to sponsor an afternoon dance for those who prefer to not leave their homes or partners during the evenings. The afternoon dance is open to all,

We will have some fun with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;spotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dances, as we award prizes including wine from Priority Wines, chocolates, gift basket of perfume, lotion and bath gel and wine all donated by our great volunteers, We will also have a 50/50 draw, which gives you several ways of winning while enjoying the afternoon with friends and family. All proceeds from the afternoon are in support of the Seniors at Home program.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Italian Night Buffet on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at East Side Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Thank you to Mitch Van Wyk and staff of East Side Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for their excellent service and a donation of a gift certiďŹ catedinner for two. A most grateful thank you to Guy Jamieson, Rob Jamieson and Dennis Harrington, three talented musicians who volunteered their time and talent for everyone to enjoy during dinner.

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Like the saying goes, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;it is never too lateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. In this case it is never to late to learn how the world of computers can work. The most modern and quickest to network socially is through the computer. Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home offers computer workshops designed just for seniors, age 60 and over. The classes run for a sixweek schedule offered Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Feb. 19 and completed on Tuesday, March 26. The cost per class is $10 payable at the time of the class. The classes are one to 1.5 hours of instruction on the topic of the day followed by a half hour to one hour instruction available for assistance by instructor Ted Kelly. Computers are provided for the class or you can bring your own laptop. The Workshops are as follows: Feb. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; How to attach ďŹ les to your email and creating an email address book â&#x20AC;&#x201C; register by Feb. 15;

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New premier to be sworn in Monday EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first female premier, Kathleen Wynne, and her cabinet will be sworn-in this Monday, Feb. 11 at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park. The first cabinet meeting will take place following the ceremony. Wynne was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003, in the riding of Don Valley West. She became leader of the Ontario Liberal party at the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convention in Toronto on Jan. 26. KATHLEEN WYNNE Wynne said she will try to keep governing, despite the Liberals being in a minority government position. The Progressive Conservatives have made it clear they will try to topple the government at their first opportunity. That leaves the government dependent on the NDP. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is asking Wynne to support what she calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;achievable ideas that will allow Ontario to focus on making life better for typical families while balancing Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books.â&#x20AC;? Horwathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main requests are for a home care guarantee that will ensure seniors receive home care service within five days, a reduction in auto insurance rates by 15 per cent, and a commitment to find savings within the current fiscal framework while protecting the â&#x20AC;&#x153;quality services Ontarians rely on.â&#x20AC;? R0011906865/0207

Algonquin land claim agreement raises many questions: MPP JOHN YAKABUSKI MPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Column

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Everyone seems to be talking about how bad the cold and flu season has been this year, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question it has been one of the worst in recent memory. Hopefully some of the cold weather that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had lately will kill off some of those germs, and we can put that mess behind us. Since the release late last year of the agreement in principle (AIP) respecting the Algonquin Land Claim, the AIP has been one of the most common issues Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been receiving calls about. The Land Claim covers an area of approximately 36,000 square kilometers, stretching from the Ontario/Quebec border to beyond North Bay. Within the AIP there is a proposed transfer of Crown land to the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) of not less than 117,000 acres. Of that 117,000 acres, approximately 80 per cent lies within my riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, making it by far and away the most directly affected by the proposed settlement.

specifics on the land to be transferred and the harvesting rights for Algonquins vs. non-aboriginals. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a number of calls from private property owners themselves, who currently border on Crown land that has been designated for transfer to the AOO. They have presented me with a number of questions as to the criteria of why the land bordering their properties was chosen over other tracts of land. By now, each one of those private property owners will have received a letter to set up a meeting between themselves and the Ministry of Natural Resources, hopefully to further clarify this issue. The other major concern that has been raised is with respect to agreements dealing with the harvesting of fish and wildlife. Aboriginal harvesting rights are clearly defined in section 35 of the Constitution of Canada, and confirmed by the Supreme Court. There have also been agreements worked out with the province to ensure that conservation and the preservation of fish and wildlife receives the greatest priority. HUNTING, FISHING

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While there are many issues to be addressed, based on the calls I have received the two that are resulting in the greatest cause for concern will be the

How this land claim will affect the hunting and fishing opportunities of nonaboriginals is certainly causing some stir, as evidenced by the recent letter to the editor from Greg Farrant, the Manager

of Government Affairs and Policy for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. While no one questions the significance of hunting and fishing in the Algonquin culture, I believe it has been demonstrated over the past couple hundred years that it is equally part of the culture of non-aboriginals in my riding. PUBLIC INPUT

As these discussions continue, and I hope that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ample opportunity for the public to be involved, we must endeavor to end with an agreement that is viewed as being fair and equitable to both the AOO and the non-aboriginals who reside within the territory affected by the AIP. Ensuring that those affected are properly consulted will go a long way in achieving that. Doing the right things now is most important. When this process is over, and it will take several years, the result has to be a final agreement that resolves a long standing issue with the Algonquins. Creating a whole new set of problems must be avoided. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met with officials from Aboriginal Affairs and Natural Resources and expect to meet with the O.F.A.H. next week. I will continue to do my best to get as much clarity on this file as possible.

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MP backs efforts to deter African terrorism

Summer job applications urged

EMC news – RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant recently travelled to Africa as a member of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association to obtain a more comprehensive knowledge of Canada’s involvement in the region through contact with parliamentarians, government officials, civil society groups, media representatives and businesses. “With the world’s attention on events in Africa, now was the right time to witness firsthand the challenges Africans are facing,” said Gallant. She pointed out that NATO Ally France has taken decisive action to stop Mali from becoming a West African Afghanistan. Its action is meant to restore stability and prevent a repetition of events in Afghanistan where international terrorist group the Taliban took over that country to provide a safe haven for al-Qaeda, she maintained. She noted that Kenya is currently about to launch a parliamentary election process as the first elections held under its new constitution. “Canada supports democracy, good governance, human rights and the rule of law as the most effective non-violent way to combat terrorism and the rise of rogue states,” said Gallant. “This was the message conveyed by the delegation. “We have seen in Afghanistan what happens when a state becomes de-stabilized. It becomes an enclave for terrorists, who then de-stabilize other states,” said Gallant. “Terrorism is a global threat that knows no border, nationality or religion. It is a chal-

EMC lifestyle – It’s time for employers to apply for summer job funding. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant issued a reminder to employers last week that applications to assist in the hiring of summer students will be available all month. “Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of our government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES),” she said. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity. Gallant noted the program is always oversubscribed, so encouraged all employers to get applications for funding submitted as soon

as possible. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. It jobs provide work experiences for students; support organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognize that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely. To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs applicant guide is available online and at Service Canada Centres. The application period runs to Feb. 28.

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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant with General Henry Odilo, Commander of the Malawi Defence Force, during her visit to Africa. Odilo stepped in to uphold the constitution of Malawi last spring when the president died and there were rumors of an attempted constitutional coup. “This level of professionalism had a direct impact on the smooth transition of power,” said Gallant. “When it came to security and economic issues, the African Union wants to lead,” she said. “That was important for me to hear directly from African leaders. Assistance in judicial, parliamentary, human rights and security training from the West are welcome.” She said that Canadian soldiers from CFB Petawawa have already helped in teaching human rights and other skills. “I owe it to the soldiers and their families to be fully informed before I am requested to support any change in Canada’s position on crises in the region,” explained Gallant.

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Grooming senior pets takes special considerations EMC lifestyle – Since senior pets find it increasingly difficult to groom themselves, it becomes very important that the pet owner take up the role of groomer. It is also a good time to get in touch with a professional groomer to determine what is best for the pet in question. A number of changes are possible in your pet’s skin as they reach their senior years. Skin that has been healthy may become dry and flaky. You may see dander on the surface of the coat. At the opposite end, skin may become excessively oily and feel greasy to the touch. These changes may reflect your pet’s inability to groom properly. Arthritis often makes it hard for some pets to reach certain places. Mental changes associated with aging may cause a lack of interest in normally fastidious pets. You may need to help out with more frequent brushings and baths. Lumps and Bumps: As your pet ages, you may notice that you begin to see or feel lumps or bumps both on and underneath the surface of the skin.

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IAN STUPP All new skin growths should be evaluated by your pet’s doctor to determine if any further attention is needed. Some may only be a nuisance, aggravating your pet if they are located in sensitive areas. Another type of lump/bump you may see is a pressure sore. These sores are commonly found on the elbows and are more common in large breed dogs but can be seen with more frequency as your pet ages and loses a bit of protective muscle mass. If you see these types of sores developing, it is time to provide a soft padded surface like a pillow or dog bed for

your pet to lie down on. Nails: Most pets dislike nail trims. The bad news is that as your pet ages it becomes even more important to trim them and even more difficult to do. Nails often become thick and brittle with age. Pets may resent having their paws handled, further delaying the chore. Nails and nail beds may become overgrown. They can grow into the pads and be quite painful, and make walking a chore. Make it a habit to trim a small amount of nail on your dog or cat every two weeks to prevent overgrowth and make walking easier. Posterior: If your pet has long hair, keep the area around the rear end clipped short. Feces often mat in the hair causing skin irritations and unpleasant odours. Senior dogs and cats often fail to keep this area as clean. Ian owns and operates Wags & Whiskers Dog and Cat Grooming at 118 John St. N., Arnprior. For comments or suggestions, he can be reached at 613-623-6200 or wagswhiskers@hotmail.com.

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Agency banks on TD support Staff at TD Arnprior recently handed over the proceeds from their annual drive for the Arnprior and District Food Bank. To help ensure the less fortunate receive help all year round, TD waited until after the Christmas rush to gather food items and monetary donations for the food bank. Funds were also raised through chocolate bar and used book sales. On hand for the presentation are, from left, food bank volunteer Ray Gartner, Tanya Caesar, food bank volunteer Allan Smith, branch manager Ray Gartner, Marilyn Kewley, Sharon Chesworth, and Marie Hass.

EMC events - Halfway through the annual Arnprior Knights\Legion Euchre Challenge the Legion holds a commanding 17-game advantage, say officials. Members of Arnprior Legion Branch 174 have been facing off against Local Knights of Columbus on Friday nights for the fun euchre challenge that is open to all. The next challenge is coming up Feb. 15 at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 per team.

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Stone Fence to look back at ‘Hippies up the Line’ EMC events – Renfrew County’s Stone Fence Theatre is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with some new offerings including a look back an environmental play and a look back when ‘hippies’ first arrived in the Valley. First off, Stone Fence Theatre is presenting the first ever ‘play-reading’ of two locally written plays at the Sands in Golden Lake on Tuesday, Feb 19 from 7-9 p.m. For theatre fans this is an opportunity to hear a talented cast of readers present the ‘bones’ of a play without sets, costumes or lighting. For Stone Fence Theatre officials, it offers an opportunity to “test-drive” newly-submitted material. And they hope it will encourage other playwrights to submit scripts. For the playwrights, a reading provides valuable audience feedback and for the audience, it is an opportunity to experience the process of writing for the stage The two short plays presented are General Store and Homebound. General Store is a comedy-drama written by Kathy Lampi, Lynn

Flokstra and Johanna Zomers. When widowed Agnes decides to close down the Village General Store in the early 1960s, her beatnik poet granddaughter Loreen and her ner-do-well folksinger boyfriend Jimmy Dwight hatch a scheme to buy the store and open a coffee house. They find an unlikely ally in Bronas, the quiet widower/fiddle player who has been shyly courting Agnes. Homebound by Johanna Zomers is a drama about an aging farm widow Mina resisting her daughter-in-law Babs plan to banish her to a granny flat. Caught in the middle is farmer son Joe. Another major character is a clairvoyant fortune teller, Mme. Clara providing entertainment at Babs’ wedding shower. Popular musician Terry McLeish will entertain at intermission and everyone is welcome to come early and socialize over dinner. If you wish to have dinner, make reservations by calling the Sands at 613-625-2525 and stating that you are part of the Stone Fence

event. Attendance for the reading only does not require a reservation. Admission is $5 in support of a proposed playwriting workshop for local people who feel they have a story to tell but need some assistance with dramatic writing. For more information, contact Ann Bulger at 613-649-0067. WATERSHED PROJECT

Stone Fence Theatre is collaborating with the Bonnechere River Watershed Project, which asked it to develop a touring play to highlight land use and environmental issues. Johanna Zomers and Ish Theilheimer have written a script called Bonnechere River – the Future Tense, which is in rehearsal under the direction of Chantal Elie- Sernoskie. It features music by McLeish and actors Amber Dagenais, John Haslam, Josh McCoy, and Maureen McCoy, as well as Terry. Ann Bulger is producing the show, which will trav-

el to many public venues throughout Renfrew County in spring and summer. The schedule of performances will be posted to the Stone Fence Theatre website once it is confirmed. HIPPIES UP THE LINE

There’s Hippies Up the Line! Will be Stone Fence Theatre’s main stage production this year. It’s an all-new musical written by Ish Theilheimer and Johanna Zomers that takes a humorous and loving look at the relationships that developed between the back-to-the-landers who arrived in the 1970s and “the locals.” The box office, staffed this year by Helen and John McMaster of Eganville, opens in April. Last year’s production of Schoolhouse averaged 145 tickets sold per show, with a capacity of 160. Stone Fence anticipates bringing the show to Barry’s Bay, Killaloe, Eganville, Pembroke and Renfrew.

Healing focus of Galilee retreat Jehovahs focus on safeguarding The Galilee retreat, based on the Linn’s new book Healing the Future, will offer processes of healing to create a future giving new life rather than the future that is sapping life and that of ones children and grandchildren. Linn has focused on integrating physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Since 1970 he has taught courses and given retreats on healing in more than 50 countries and has co-authored 21 books translated in over 20 languages. He is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists and has advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality and theology. For more information about the retreat, call the Galilee Centre.

their minds at education seminar EMC lifestyle – Witnesses from 11 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses within Ottawa and the Valley, including Arnprior, attended a two-day Bible education seminar at their convention complex in Gatineau Jan. 26-27. The seminar’s theme was ‘Safeguard Your Mind’, based on Matthew 22:37. “The program was designed to help each one to analyze their own thoughts with a view to making them more pleasurable to Jehovah,”

said spokesman Don Walters. Talks and demonstrations were presented from the Bible to show delegates how its study equips them to reflect the mind of Christ and, therefore, to please Jehovah and thus benefit themselves. The seminar’s guest speaker was from the Canada Branch of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The theme of his principal address was ‘Keep Close In Mind Jehovah’s Day’. The highlight of the seminar was the ordination of two new ministers.

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EDUCATION

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MAXIMILIAN MOORE

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Municipal Matters February 7, 2013

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

access to quality parks, recreation programs and services. And we want to ensure that we’re meeting your needs for years to come. That’s why we’re reviewing the parks, recreation programs and facilities in your community. And you can help us by completing a short survey… Add your voice today! Take 5 - 10 minutes to fill out the survey now available on our new website www.mississippimills.ca. We will be accepting feedback until February 8, 2013. Your input is an essential part of this review and will help the Town assess our delivery of current and future parks and recreation facilities, programs and services in Mississippi Mills. Hard copies can be found at: The Almonte Community Centre (182 Bridge Street), The Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham (112 MacFarlane Street), The Almonte Old Town Hall (14 Bridge Street), The Municipal Office (3131 Old Perth Road), The Almonte library (155 High Street) and The Pakenham library (128 MacFarlane Street) Have any questions? For more information, or to receive a hard copy of the survey, please contact Calvin Murphy, Recreation Coordinator at cmurphy@ mississippimills.ca or 613-256-1077 Ext. 24.

THE TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS NEEDS YOUR INPUT

APPOINTMENTS TO THE COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

How would you rate the quality of recreation programs, parks and facilities in your community? What kind of activities would you like to participate in? What new or improved recreation facilities do you think are required in the coming years? For what age groups do you think additional recreation programs should be provided? We work hard to make sure you and your family has

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

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

TOWN COMMENTS ON THE ENERDU ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

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

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

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

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Arnprior District High School co-op students created several interesting and outstanding displays to portray their placements in the community. One of the most creative was Mackenzie Bourgoin’s dog, left, that displayed the inner workings of the pet. His placement was at the Mississippi Veterinary Services clinic. Above, Graham Rogers welded a truck as his project on his placement at the Antrim Truck Stop garage. Other placements portrayed above included Shannon Powers’ book on her experiences working in Cathy Finner’s class at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Luke Homer’s at Ultimate Fitness. Among the placements portrayed at right are Devon Bouchard’s at Giant Tiger and Jessica Boran at the Linda Lowe Day Care in Pakenham. For more, see Page 37.

special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. *** EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY *** BUILDING INSPECTOR $54,470.13 - $64,693.43 For a detailed job description, check out our web site at mississippimills.ca or call Diane Smithson, CAO at 613-256-2064 ext 225. Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Monday, February 11, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613-256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARENA ICE RESURFACERS-ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY ALMONTE COMMUNITY CENTRE & STEWART COMMUNITY CENTRE, PAKENHAM Deadline for submissions is noon on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Copies of the RFP providing additional information can be located on the Town’s website www.mississippimills.ca. Any firms interested in submitting a proposal are requested to notify Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer by email at dsmithson@mississippimills.ca Questions on the above should be addressed to Calvin MurphyRecreation Coordinator at cmurphy@mississippimills. ca or by calling 613-256-1077 Ext. 24.

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

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EDUCATION

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Co-op students display talents MAXIMILIAN MOORE

EMC lifestyle - Arnprior District High School co-op supervisor Shirley Stevenson was delighted with the projects created by co-op students during the past term. There were some â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty interesting and outstanding projects,â&#x20AC;? she said of the creations on display in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foyer.

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1 bedroom in quiet area in Renfrew with a private entrance. Has built in cupboards in kitchen/living room combination. Includes fridge, stove, heat, hot/cold water, central air, yard maintenance & parking. $600.00 per month, pay hydro. No smoking, no pets, references required. 432-2140 2 Bedrm apartment, downtown Arnprior, $725/mo, heat included. Call Greg Townley Broker of Record, Mather Insurance & Real Estate 613-623-3939. 2 BEDROOM Apt, 71 Sullivan Cres, Arnprior Available now, includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. Laundry on site. $725 Info 819-661-0638 2 Bedroom apt Oak St. fridge, stove, parking, $625/month plus hydro. One year lease. First/last & references required. 613-433-3053 2 BEDROOM CONDO for seniors, Available April 1st. Party room, exercise room, locker, all appliances, $900/month Call 613-623-1677 between 10 am - 7 pm. 3 bedroom 2 storey townhouse for rent in Renfrew. Available Immediately. $799 per month plus utilities. Close to downtown. Has high efficient gas furnace. Call Bujold Properties 613-432-0789 or 613-312-0319 after hours 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent, washer/dryer, newly renovated, $875/month +hydro, 123 First Ave, Unit B. Available March 1st, 613-913-2740

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ARNPRIOR - spacious splitlevel home - very clean and well maintained - all appliances included - $1350.00/mo plus utilities - non smokers no pets - available Dec 10th references required - 1st and last months rent required 613-860-8200

MOTHER Dorothy Hall Februaryy 7, 2013

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FOR RENT

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. Available immediately Very desirable neighborhood. 2 Story 1500 sqft Smi-Detached 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bathrooms Finished Rec-room Rear deck, attached single car garage, A/C, 5 appliances. $1300/ month + utilities Call 613-623-8164 BACHELOR APT for rent, $550 includes heat, hydro, parking, fridge, stove, 2nd floor, balcony. Available immediately. Call Karen 613-623-4138 Big size one bedroom apartment, furnished very clean, $695/month. Above Ray’s Flowers Store for rent good for clinic, accountant or dentist, turnkey operation, very clean $1295/month. 1-613-282-8560 Brand new 2 bedroom garden home with 1.5 baths, laundry on main level, full basement, garage, perfect for seniors, close to shopping 432-7562 or 432-0058 BRIGHT, SUNNY LARGE 3 bedroom, quiet secure building, storage, parking and laundry. $875/month, Available immediately. Call 613-838-2440

CLEAN, QUIET, 1 bedroom apartment available centertown location includes parking, gas fireplace, fridge and stove, with private entrance and backyard. Seniors preferred, $700/month. 613-622-7574

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

Cobden Available March 1st, modern, lakeveiw one bedroom apartment. New construction, cathedral ceiling, open concept with fireplace. Single unit, private entrance with small deck on upper level, good parking. Washer, dryer, non smokers, no pets. $575 plus utilities. Inquires 613-646-2002

ARNPRIOR ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 623-8537 after 6pm

Large bright one bedroom. Close to downtown. Appliances & heat included. Private entrance, parking, available March 1st. $625 per month. Call 613-823-7601

Arnprior- large bachelor type apt. Everything included. Parking, cable, phone, internet. Can have microwave or small fridge. Close to downtown. Must like small dogs. Available Feb. 15. $575. 613-623-1521.

LARGE TWO BEDROOM, two floors in Heritage Home, two entrances, parking for two, laundry room in apartment, rent includes heat & hot water. 260A Barr St. Call 432-5972

Nice, large & bright 1 bedroom apt centrally located, in quiet building in Renfrew $625/month plus heat & hydro ($125 per month) 613-432-5741 ONE BEDROOM, ground floor, near downtown. Mature type, includes fridge, stove, parking for $560/month. Leave message at 613-646-2897 O’Reilly’s Retirement Home presently has 2 vacancies. For info or to view please call 613-622-5979 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

2003 Taurus Wagon SLE saftied, fully loaded, remote starter, new winter and summer tires, both on rims. Phone 613-432-5900 ARE accidents or traffic tickets making your auto insurance too expensive? Shop around, save money, free quotations. Call Eady Insurance.

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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 CATALOG. 1-800-353-7864 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.

Delivery Driver/Labourer required for Barclay Dick and Son Farm Supply. Minimum DZ license needed for our busy spring season. Seasonal position. Protential full-time employment for the right individual. Saturdays required. Please email bds@totalcropcare.com or call 613-649-2440

Thank you for all the flowers, gifts and personal best wishes. It was a special day.

CARD OF THANKS

Marlene Lavallee

1978-2013 The Grant family would like to extend a huge thank you to all who have supported us since Sophie’s passing. We have been overwhelmed by the response of this wonderful community. Thank you for the cards, baked goods, telephone calls, visitors, floral tributes, Facebook messages, and help received. To all work colleagues, friends, family and neighbors, a sincere thank you. We thank everyone at the Arnprior Hospital especially Dr. Boersma, Colleen Cuddy RN and Carol Neumann RN, who all cared for Sophie on her arrival at Arnprior until her transfer to Ottawa. Thank you also to the Renfrew County Paramedics and Ornge for their excellent care during transfer. To the staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital who were amazing. To the Trauma and Neurosurgery departments, to the social workers, and most especially to every Nurse and Doctor of the ICU for their care and compassion in tending to Sophie and giving emotional support to our family. To Stephanie Currie-McCarragher coordinator of Trillium Gift of Life Network for her sensitivity, compassion and support that has been ongoing. To each and every one of you a sincere and heartfelt thank you Thank you for the donations made in memory of Sophie, either to her son Rhys (in trust) or to the Ottawa Civic Hospital ICU. Many people have donated since the visitation but we have not been able to thank them personally as it is a confidentiality issue for the Bank. So please accept our thanks for your generosity and kindness. CLR413105

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The family of the late Jean (Elta) Holmes-Russell wish to express our grateful thanks to our families and friends for their support, donations of food, cards, floral tributes and donations to the Bonnechere Manor and Estarl committee from Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile, Shiners Hospital. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. DePaulo and Dr. Persaud (retired), the Nurses and staff of the Bonnechere Manor for their care, compassion and dedication during Jean’s stay in the Manor.

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February 9 What will you be driving this year? Love Dad & Doris

Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. is a non-profit organization that encourages independent living and enhances the quality of life of seniors and individuals with special needs. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. We are currently seeking volunteers in the areas of front reception and foot care reception. If you are interested in making a difference please contact Lisa Bottomley, Volunteer Coordinator at 613-623-7981 or visit us online at www.cssagency.ca

Sophie Grant

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HELP WANTED

I want to say a sincere thank you to my children and their spouse, grandchildren and Jim, family and friends for making my surprise 80th birthday party so memorable.

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NEWLY RENOVATED 2 - 1 bedroom apartments. Renfrew. Utilities extra. Available immediately. For more information call 613-432-0242

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Sincere thanks to Rev. Russell Wardell, Pastor of Trinity United Church for his prayers, and most especially for his meaningful Church service of remembrance and celebrations of Mom’s life. Sincere thanks to the Organist and Choir for their gifts of music and song throughout the service.

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A special thank you to Marlene Clauson, Kalyn Barr and Kelly Albert for their emotionally moving eulogies. We all remembered Mom with some sadness and lots of happy memories. The members of Sterling Chapter served a delicious luncheon after the service. A very sincere thank you to all of you. Last but not least our grateful thanks to Funeral Director, Kirk Anderson and his staff for their caring and support at our time of need. THANK YOU from Bonnie and Allan Page, Kelly and Ray Albert

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Labourer/Equipment Operators required for busy Farm and Farm Supply. Looking for multi-skilled individuals who thrive in a dynamic environment. Forklift and Loader experience an asset. Saturdays required. Wage dependent on experience. Please email bds@totalcropcare.com or call 613-649-2440 Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. MURRAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAXI looking for a full time night driver. Contact Dennis or Heather at 613-622-0677 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 RENFREW DAIRY QUEEN, full time/part time evenings and weekends. Fax resume 613-433-9806 Waitress wanted. Please apply at Centennial Restaurant in Pakenham. 613-624-5413

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.

IN MEMORIAM CAMERON, Norma Feb. 13, 2005 Lawrence Jan. 6, 1978 In loving memory of our dear parents, Norma and Lawrence. In our hearts, your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear parents, That we do not think of you. Love always John, Janis & family GIBSON, Jack In loving memory of our devoted husband, Dad and Grandpa Jack, who passed away February 10, 2002. Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartache, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that loved you, Silent are the tears that fall, Living our lives without you, is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, Your heart was so kind and true, And when we needed someone, We could always count on you. The special years will not return, When we were all together, But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever. In our hearts forever, Donna, Tammy, Kevin, Teisha, Greg, Mary and Ted

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Kevin & family HANNIMAN, My loving wife, Frances 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 Meâ&#x20AC;?. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Forever loved and missed, Greg HANNIMAN, Vivian In loving memory of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aunt Biddyâ&#x20AC;? who passed away February 8, 2006 We are sending a dove to Heaven, With a parcel on itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wings, Be careful when you open it, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full of beautiful things, Inside are a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To say how much we miss you, and to send you all our love. Love always Lisa, Samantha and Anthony SMITH, Ron In loving memory of a dear father who passed away February 6, 2012. God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him and whispered â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come to Me.â&#x20AC;? With tear filled eyes we watched him suffer and fade away, Although we loved him deeply, We could not make him 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. Love Always, Your Family STUBINSKI, Teddy Feb 11, 1977

Valley Irish Show & Meal, Sunday March 3rd 1:30 p.m. Cobden Agricultural Hall. Gail Gavan, The Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Kyle Felhaver plus The Enright Family. MC - Dai Bassett. $14.00 Advanced Show Tickets, $18.00 at The Door. Ham & Scallop Potato Supper following show. $11.00 by advanced ticket only. Tickets Available at Dahlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Convenience Renfrew & Rooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gas Station

PERSONAL

LOST ATV seat between Renfrew and Griffith on Highway. Call 613-432-3903

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WANTED

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

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

FOR RENT

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Offering affordable one & two bedroom apartments. For a viewing and more information call Derek McGrimmon

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Honey BeesDebbeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bees, for all your beekeeping needs. NUCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Queen Bees for sale. 434 McCann Rd., Portland K0G 1V0. 613-483-8000 or go to www.debbeesbees.ca

Are you looking for an exciting career that is engaging, provides you with the opportunity to do what you do best everyday and gives back to the community? If so, we want to hear from you!

DOG SITTING Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

KANATA Available Immediately 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unďŹ nished basement, one parking spot. $1058 per month plus utilities.

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Applications being Applications being accepted from accepted from Mature Tenants Mature Tenants

2nd floor unit (with 2nd floor unit (with elevator access) elevator access) available. 2 bedrooms, available. 2 bedrooms, covered balcony, car covered car plug in, 5balcony, appliances plugair in,conditioning. 5 appliances and and conditioning. Noair pets allowed. No pets allowed.

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WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE SCRAP CARS Will pay $50 -$200, or more depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449

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Shandex Personal Care is a member of the Shandex Group, a private Canadian business which is a principle supplier of Private Label Products to the major Drug, Grocery, and Mass Merchandising retailers in Canada and the US. Our manufacturing site, Shandex Personal Care Manufacturing in Perth Ontario, has a position opening for a Product Development Formulations chemist. The product development formulations chemist is a key member of our business development team, supporting key product growth and sales initiatives. Key Responsibilities: - To develop new personal care formulations and products supporting new business initiatives, improve product quality attributes, and to be cost effective. These products include bar soaps, liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. - To design and develop robust processes and procedures that supports the product development ďŹ&#x201A;ow from the lab to scale up production that optimizes manufacturing procedures. - To support customers with the formulation and development of new products. - To provide technical and regulatory expertise ensuring the developed products are safe, compliant to regulatory requirements, and to support Sales information requirements Job Requirements: - A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or a College accreditation in Cosmetic Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 -8 years of related formulation development experience. - A strong technical and practical knowledge of raw materials and related technologies in the cosmetic industry. - Hands on working experience and knowledge of analytical instruments and test methods for conducting chemical and physical testing of cosmetic applications. - Strong interpersonal, and verbal/ written communication skills, able to work independently or a part of an integrated project team. - A self- motivated individual, organized, detail oriented who can multi-task, and meet dynamic timelines. Send Resume to: Shandex Personal Care Manufacturing Inc. 5 Herroitt Street Perth, Ontario, K7H-3E5 Fax: 613-267-7293 E-Mail: HRShandex@shandex.com

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HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

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

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2009 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900cc Whitewalls, with less than 20K, asking $6300.00 (613)277-2257

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GILLAN, James Dental Hygienist Required for Maternity Leave. 1 Day per week, preferably Wednesdays. Starting February 27th until September. Please FAX Resume to 613-432-7446

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BREAKFAST 8:30–10:30 a.m. SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN Registration 9:30–11:00 a.m. AFTERNOON EVENTS 1 p.m. CHILDRENS GAMES, LOG SAWING, NAIL HAMMERING, TEA BOILING, PUCK THROW & SKATING. EUCHRE 2:30–4:30 p.m. AUCTION 8:30 p.m. TICKET DRAW 9:00 p.m.

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Require 4 Specialist Chefs (2 each in Renfrew, ON and Hawkesbury, ON)

Specializing in Tandoori/Curry cooking, and also experienced in French and Thai cuisines. Minimum of 5 years demonstrated commercial experience. Salary: $35,500 per year based on 44 hour work week. Company provides free accommodation and transportation. Interested applicants should send resumes to: (760 Gibbons Road. Renfrew ,Ontario, K7V 0B7 add by mail, or by e-mail to: nishan@bestwesternrenfrewinn.com by February 13th. Only those applicants meeting the requirements will be contacted.

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Catholic District School Board The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board currently has a vacancy for the following position:

TEMPORARY FINANCE AND BENEFITS ASSISTANT - Required Immediately Interested qualified applicants may refer to the Board’s website www.rccdsb.edu.on.ca under Careers with RCCDSB—Non-Teaching Support Staff for further details.

5 MILES SOUTH OF SMITHS FALLS CORNER OF HWY 15 & BAY ROAD REALITY BY DESIGN

Triodetic, an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and supplier of Specialty Structures - Domes, Free Form Structures, Barrel Vaults and Space Frames invites interested applicants for the positions of: Architectural/Structural AutoCAD Technician Reporting to the Chief Engineer and Designer, qualified candidates trained as an Architectural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering Technologist will be given preference. In lieu of a technology degree, extensive Auto Cad experience and aptitude is an asset, with 3D design skills and the ability to visualize complex shapes. The candidate will be involved in the design and detailing of custom structures. Candidate will be assigned specific projects and create detailed drawings based on geometric calculations pertaining to the Triodetic system.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates whose skills most closely match the position will be contacted. Bob Schreader Chairperson

Michele Arbour Director of Education

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Press Operator Successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of a 1000 ton hydraulic press, possess previous experience in metal fabricating with good knowledge of blue print reading, use of various measuring tools and shop math. A mechanical background with manufacturing experience in an ISO system is desired. Triodetic offers a competitive compensation packages including excellent benefits and working conditions in a modern facility located in the heart of Arnprior, Ontario. Interested persons should submit their resumes in confidence to: Triodetic , a division of Plaintree Systems Inc 10 Didak Drive Arnprior, ON K7S 0C3 www.triodetic.com hr@triodetic.com

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TOWNSHIP OF ADMASTON/BROMLEY Employment Opportunity Part-Time Contract Clerical Position The Township of Admaston/Bromley is accepting letters of application for the postion of Part-Time Contract Clerical Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clerical and data entry support to the accounting and administration staff. Qualifiations: • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a team • Secondary Education or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Working knowledge of relevant computer software • Strong interpersonal skills and professional approach with the public • Valid Driver’s License with a clear Driver’s Abstract • Police Records Search Certificate/Vulnerable Sector Screening

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Compensation $13.33/ hour for approx. 24 hours per week. Please send your application, including detailed resume, stating Part-Time Contract Clerical Position by 4:00 p.m., Monday February 11th, 2013 to: Township of Admaston/Bromley 477 Stone Road RR 2 Renfrew ON K7V 3Z5 Fax (613) 432-4052 e-mail alouis@admastonbromley.com We thank you for your interest however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. 40 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, February 7, 2013


IN MEMORIAM

BUSINESS SERVICES

RUSSELL NEEDHAM

GEORGE’S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave Renfrew Phone

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Brisco, Cecil Arthur Passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved husband for 59 years of Lillian (Willy) Brisco (nee Willoughby). Much loved father of Lynn Friedman (Jeff) of Mississauga, Beverly Oattes of Arnprior, Cheryl Somerville (Kelvin) of Arnprior, Lois Dunn (Lloyd) of Pembroke, and Richard (Mary Catherine) of Northcote. Devoted Grandfather of Michael (Monique), Steven (Sarah) and Jonathan (Sarah) Friedman, Laura Oattes (Nathan Dejoode), Janet Oattes (Dillon Fitzgerald) and Thomas Oattes, Erin Smith (Holden), Jenna Somerville (Kyle Burke) and Zac Somerville, Rebecca Dunn and Krista Dunn, and Evan, Adam and Chad Brisco. Great Grandfather to Peyton Smith, Bentley Burke, and Isabella and Brielle Friedman. Survived by brother Keith Briscoe (late Allwyn) of Renfrew, sister Olive Rivington (late Glenn) of Carp and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Neil (Janet) Briscoe and sister Ina Humphries (late William). Cecil was the fourth child of L. Gordon Brisco and Margaret Atkinson of Northcote. A Memorial Service will be held at Northcote United Church on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the Northcote Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northcote United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

THOMPSON, Mary “Sheila” (nee Groome) Passed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Albert John Thompson. Loving mother of Jeanne, Kevin (Janet), Glen (Cathy), Kerry (Kelly), Rebecca, Michael John (Laurie), Laurie Briscoe (Mark) and Mark (Emely). Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Arvilla Brisco and Eldon Thompson. Predeceased by her brother Terry. Sheila will be missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and her beloved pet Nellie. Rested at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., (at Lorne Street), Renfrew on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Renfrew on Saturday, January 5 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pioneer Cemetery, Osceola in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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In loving memory of Lloyd Leclair who passed away February 7, 2002: Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear; Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near.

In loving memory of my husband, father, and grandfather Ross Burgess who passed away February 12, 2012.

Love always, Lillian, Ronald, Gordon, Nancy, Bonnie and Family

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To us you were so special What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. They say that me heals everything, But we know it isn’t so, Because it hurts as much today, As it did one year ago.

Sadly missed by your loving daughter Margaret Ann, son-in-law John, and grandsons Jordan and Ryan.

Margaret Affleck Ross Burgess

Forever in our hearts, Love, Brian and Kim, Wayne, Lorna and family, Gail, Oliver and family

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

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

A whole year has passed Since God called you away But still we miss you Each and everyday What we would give To take one more walk Or just quietly sit and Have one more talk Miss you mom

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February 9, 1924—February 1, 2013

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

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Suddenly, but peacefully in her 89th year at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital (resident of Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew and former resident of Island View Suites, Arnprior). Beloved wife and best friend (over 70 years) of Tom Evans (August 9, 2010). Dearly loved mother of David Evans of Abbotsford B.C. and Lesley Lapierre (Leo) of Arnprior. Much loved grandmother of Blain (Tracey) Lapierre and great grandmother of Taylor and Mackenzie Lapierre of Frankford Ontario. Survived by brothers Leslie Wilkinson (Mary), and Clad Wilkinson (Mavis), and sister Noreen (Stan) all of England. Also survived by sisters-inlaw, Sylvia (late Bill) in England, Elizabeth (late Eddie, late Robert) and Rosemarie (late Viv) of Maple Ridge B.C.. Predeceased by 3 sisters Sheila, Evelyn and Freda in England. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, USA, England and Australia. Irene served in WWII as a Physical Training Instructress in ATS and also as an active enemy aircraft spotter. She was an active life member of the Canadian Legion during the time she lived in Abbotsford, B.C. serving as the first woman president of Branch 15. Resting at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where friends may pay their respects on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel Wednesday February 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Katherine Otley officiating. Interment Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. Luncheon will follow in The Boyce Reception Centre. In memoriams to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 174 or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by her family. Royal Canadian Legion Arnprior Branch # 174 to gather for service Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

NEWELL, Ruth Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with loved ones by her side on Friday afternoon, January 25th, 2013. Ruth Mary Newell of the Robert Street Apartments, Arnprior at the age of 80 years. Loved mother of Kevin Newell (Alison) of Oshawa; Lori Newell-Lahti (Gary) of Lanark Highlands; Kari Sikora (Mike) of Timmins and Corinne Newell of Stouffville. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren. Interment will take place in the family plot, Cobourg, Ontario in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the care o the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Ruth’s family wish to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff at the Arnprior Hospital for the wonderful care she received while at the Arnprior Hospital. For those wishing, a donation to the Arnprior Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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YANTHA, CHESTER PATRICK

Formerly of Petawawa. Beloved wife of James Gordon Larone (predeceased August 18th, 2002). Dear mother of Barry (Donna) of Sudbury, Leslie Barnes (Leo) of Webbwood, Bruce of St. Catherines and Laurie (Jacques of Sudbury. Mom was a cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and GG to 6 great grandchildren. Mom was born in Kingston, Ontario to William John Barry McLeod BSM (W.O.11) R.C.H.A. and Marjory (Selkirk) both predeceased. Beloved eldest sister of Donald of Woodstock , Bruce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; predeceased (Margaret) of Eganville, Lyle Larone (George) of Renfrew, and Jackie of Eganville. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. For many years she babysat in our home and she always referred to each of these children as â&#x20AC;&#x153;her kidsâ&#x20AC;?. She loved family gatherings and was very grateful to have been involved in her grandchildren and great grandchildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. Mom was also blessed with many great friends and neighbours who were always looking out for her and ready to lend her a hand. Thanks to Danny, Gerry, Nancy and Rob, Carol, Jim and Ethel as well as many others. Mom cared and spoke highly of you all throughout the years. Mom is now with Dad where they will continue loving and supporting each other into eternity. The family honoured Nelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes of no visitation or service. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with inurnment of her cremations at the Civic Memorial Cemetery.

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Eisen ; Teresa (Tryntje) In Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Tuesday January 29, 2013. Tryntje Eisen age 93 years. Dear daughter of the late Jelle and Klaaske (Bajema) Attema. Dear wife of the late Geert Eisen (July 24, 1987). Loving mother of John (Lorna) of Renfrew, Jim (Leah) of Edmonton, Karen Kooy (Fred) of Peterborough, Janet deBoer (Harry) of Renfrew, Glenice Eisen of Renfrew and Ron (Shelley) of Renfrew. Loved grandmother of Ashley and Christopher Eisen, Alison and Ian Eisen, Geoffrey, Bradley and Sonya (Jesse Webster) Kooy, Shawn and Nikki deBoer, Lori-Ann (Anthony) Holyer and Dwayne Black and great grandmother of Sarah and Justin Holyer and Brittany Black. Special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Omaâ&#x20AC;? to Freddie Webster. Beloved Aunt of Janna Ellen and Bert Bons. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St.S. Renfrew on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, Renfrew on Saturday February 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment Rosebank Cemetery. For those desiring donations to the Christian Reformed Church or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. CLR413057

Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at Hospice Renfrew on Tuesday January 29th, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Jennifer Staziker. Dear father of Scott and Michael (Chantelle). Proud grandpa of Andrew. He was the son of the late Peter and Katherine (Coules) Yantha. Survived by his step-mother Carmel. Chester will be greatly missed by his siblings Bobby (Barb) Yantha, Dorothy (Sonny Giroux), Theresa Crowe, Darlene Oates (late Rick Tabar) , Pat (Del Wilson), Wayne (Connie) Yantha, Brian (Debbie) Yantha, Larry (Sherrill) Yantha, Clarence (Sandra) Yantha, Drenda (Richard Lorbestkie), Connie (Tim Cram), Cindy (Phil Karaba),Shelley (Greg Lapenskie) and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Stanley Coules, Benny and Barry Yantha. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew on Thursday January 31st from 7-9pm and after 9:15am Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew on Friday February 1st at 10:30am. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. Donations in Chesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name may be made to Hospice Renfrew or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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Iva and James A. Allard It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Iva Allard (nee Acker) on December 27, 2012 and shortly after the passing of our father James (Jim) Allard on January 17, 2013. Iva was born on May 24, 1931 in Nova Scotia and Jim was born on Oct. 17, 1923 in New Brunswick. Iva and Jim had just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on December 18, 2012. Our parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built their home in the South end of Ottawa and lived there for 50 years. Mom worked for Sears from 1968 to 1974. Jim was a W.W. II Veteran and proudly served with the Royal Canadian Navy. Our dad worked for the Maritime Telephone Company and then joined Northern Electric Company (Nortel). He retired in 1983. After his retirement he continued to work for BELL until 1992. Mom and Dad enjoyed playing Cribbage and Cards, and a game from down east called â&#x20AC;&#x153;45â&#x20AC;?. Iva is survived by her sister Nina, Jim is survived by his brother Joseph. They leave behind their loving children Arlene (Wayne), Kevyn (the late Mary) and Sarah (Charles). Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, on Thursday, February 7th from 7-9 p.m. A private interment will be held at Beachwood Cemetery. In memoriam donations can be made to the Brain Injury Association of Canada and or Mental Health Association.

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February means heart-healthy cooking classes Kayla, Don and Shay

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EMC lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Happy February! February marks heart month with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to start thinking about your heart and how to keep it healthy. Eating healthy and staying active are two really great ways to ensure that you have a strong heart for now and the rest of your life. We have some programs that will help you out with keeping your heart healthy and active; our cooking program is one-of-a-kind that offers a hands-on approach to cooking and baking tons of healthy menu options. We offer this cooking class the first two Wednesdays of the month (excluding March). It is held at Arnprior District High School from 6-9 p.m. where Shay, Don and Casey will be

guiding you through the steps of the recipe to bring you a delicious, mouth-watering and above all, healthy meals and desserts. Sign up now for an upcoming cooking class for only $20. This program is open to ages 915. Along with cooking, we have so many programs, new and old, coming up for the spring. We want to give you all a special sneak peek on what we have in store for you.

Our ball hockey league will be back up and running starting this spring as well. Come out every Wednesday night and play some noncompetitive and fun ball hockey that will be teaching you some skills that you can build on year and after year. Heard of fencing before? Well we are bringing that very successful program back. Join Bonnie every Tuesday night for some professional level coaching that will give you the best skills you can get for this unique sport.

SPIKES VOLLEYBALL EVENING IN PARIS

We are once again going to be offering our Spikes Volleyball program. Join your coaches Tori and Shay for an hour a week, on Tuesdays, and learn all the fundamentals and key skills that you need to become a great volleyball player.

With Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day just around the corner, we are hosting our semi-formal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Evening in Parisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dance. This tween dance will be this Friday, Feb. 8 from 7-10 p.m. Music supplied by Jesseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DJ

to give you the best experience possible. This is an adult chaperoned dance that is zero tolerance. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Please remember that you have to get your parent/guardian to sign the permission form to let you in Tickets are selling out fast, come get yours now. Advanced ticket sales end Thursday night. Come to this memorable night dressed in your dress shirts, dress pants and dresses. See you there! If you have any more questions or concerns about any of the programs, please feel free to contact us through email at kmenkhorst@arnprior.ca, call us at 613-623-7301, ext. 217, or follow us on twitter: @nicksmithcentre. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to add us as a friend on Facebook under â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nick Smith Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and join the group â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Arnprior Parks and Rec Youth Programsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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Making Lord Baden-Powell proud The Arnprior cubs make a donation to the Arnprior and District Food Bank in late January to the delight of food bank president Kathy Tonkin. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a busy time for the Arnprior Scouting movement, which held its annual fundraising dinner Saturday at the Arnprior Legion. As well, Baden-Powell week is Feb. 17-24 to honour the founder of Scouting.

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The public can help support the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Foundation this month by making a donation at any of the more than 630 LCBO stores in Ontario. Donation boxes for the Foundation will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 2. The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Foundation is a privately-funded charity committed to improving the lives of abused and neglected children by funding programs in the areas of education, enrichment and prevention. The Foundation raises funds for several child welfare organizations across Canada. The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Foundation supports

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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.

• February

Arnprior & District Humane Society is holding a Heart Membership Drive this month, looking for support for new and former members. Memberships $10 single or $25 for a family. Members receive the annual newsletter, tax receipt, may attend the annual general meeting, and know they 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 at 613-623-0916

• February 7

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. 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. Fitzroy Winter Carnival spaghetti supper at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre hosted by the Arnprior Amateur Wrestling Club 7-9 p.m., also Youth Connection lounge and city vs. country hockey game

• 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. Fitzroy Winter Carnival family fun night 6:30-8 at the Fitzroy Community Centre. Also challenge cup and women’s hockey and poker night. Weather permitting, there will also be the return of the Sliding Hill

• February 9

Braeside Winter Carnival at the R.A. Centre, starting with the Shanty breakfast 7-11 a.m. with an Archives photo display; face painting 8-9 a.m.; tug of war and men’s cake-baking contest 10:30-11 a.m.; free magic show at 11 a.m. kids games, skating races and the $100 McEwen Homes shoot-out at noon; Timbits hockey and euchre tournament at 1 p.m., Geritol Cup Oldtimers Hockey at 2 p.m. and open skating at 3 p.m. The Fitzroy Harbour Community Association Winter Carnival with a pancake breakfast (8:30-10:30 a.m.), kids’ OHL hockey, outdoor games, a mixed hockey jamboree, Frosty Fitzroy 5-km run (8 a.m.), the Survivorman

challenge (2 p.m.), and Dan and Carole’s famous Trivia Night (8 p.m.).

• February 10

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

vegetables, strawberry coconut squares with whipped cream. Please call 613-6234242, ext. 21 to reserve seats.

• February 15

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

Fourth 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 March 1 (Legion), and closing March 22.

• February 12

• February 16

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.

Arnprior and District Fish and Game Club in partnership with the Arnprior Fire Department youth fishing derby for ages up to 18 at Goodwin’s Bay at the end of McNab Street in Arnprior from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• February 11

Emmanuel Church Anglican Church Women annual pancake supper in the Carlton Reid Memorial Hall, 287 Harrington St., Arnprior 4:30-7 p.m. $8 per person, children under 10 free.

• 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

White Lake Winter Carnival starting at 8 a.m. with a breakfast at the White Lake fire hall, games at the White Lake rink and a bean supper at the White Lake Women’s Institute Hall.

Arnprior and McNab-Braeside Archives’ AGM, Arnprior Public Library, 1 p.m. Celebrating both the 20th anniversary of the Archives and the 100th anniversary of Renfrew South District Women’s Institute. The WI will highlight their important Tweedsmuir Community History Collections and preview their new oral history project. Archives open house and refreshments afterwards. Free admission. Everyone welcome. 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 19

Author Mary Cook will be at the Arnprior Villa at 2 p.m. The villa invites area seniors to an afternoon of Mary sharing her stories and afternoon tea.

• February 21

Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program presents Seniors’ Friendship Days at the Arnprior Royal Canadian Legion, Apple Sarah’s Catering, $6, noon-2 p.m., Don Derraugh and Friends, Call 613-623-7981, door prizes, 50/50.

• February 23

McNab-Braeside Firefighters Association winter carnival 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McNab Public School with breakfast, games, entertainment and skating. ‘Arnprior is Full of Heart’ Health Fair at Island View Suites 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for seniors for Heart and Stroke Month. Many different presentations, blood pressures, CNIB, Geriatric day hospital, COPD support groups, etc. All seniors welcome. Second of the Arnprior Agricultural Society’s 4-hand euchre tournament series at the Arnprior Legion. Registration starts at noon and tournament at 1 p.m. Two-person teams, eight games and light lunch. $700 in prizes. Also euchre games on March 23 and April 27.

• February 26

Area seniors are invited to the Arnprior Villa Wellness Clinic, run by paramedics who will take your blood sugar, blood pressure etc. Clinic runs the last Tuesday of every month.

• February-March

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 public viewing Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. until March 31. Call 613623-4902.

• Daily

Fundraising for the Arnprior and District Humane Society runs all year. Please drop your wine, beer and liquor empties at the shelter at 490 Didak Dr. in Arnprior. For more information on the fundraiser or the shelter, call 613-623-0916 and check out the website www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca.

• March 1

World Day of Prayer 2013 at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Dr. W., Arnprior, 1:30 p.m.

• March 2

St. Michael’s in Fitzroy four-hand euchre tournament series at the community hall Saturdays. Also on 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 613-623-9780 for more.

• March 5

Macnamara Field Naturalists meeting 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club. Laura Robson, assistant ecologist with Ontario Nature, will talk about our slithery friends, Snakes of Ontario: Eastern Hognose Snake Study Results.

• September 15

Arnprior Terry Fox Run at the fairgrounds. Contact Stephen Dodd 613-622-5479 to help.

Monday, February 11, 2013 The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave outside the Tulip Cafe

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Scotia Bank Place, 1000 Palladium Drive at OHL- Ottawa 67s Game

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Main Entrance

Thursday, February 14, 2013 Pembroke Mall, 1100 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke Ontario

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Above, in a photograph submitted by Erica Bernier, Alex Bernier (Frosty) and sister Emily get ready to go on the ice at the Stewart Community Centre for the Pakenham Frost Festival’s kids’ costume contest Jan. 25. A couple of the names in last week’s Chronicle Guide EMC coverage of the Pakenham Frost Festival were botched. The correct spelling of the name of Little Miss Pakenham, shown above right checking out prizes with Mr. Pakenham Frostfest Ben Bernier, is Anna Machardy. It’s Melody Ranger (not Watters), shown at right singing Puff the Magic Dragon with accompaniment by Mike and Ruby Watters. The young fiddlers on stage that morning were Isaiah Jackson and Matthew Skebo. The musical Ziebarth sisters are Maeghan, Delaney and Mary. The paper apologizes for the errors.

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Emc events - Organizers of the Feb. 7-9 Fitzroy Winter Carnival remind everyone to be sure and head out to one of the many events planned in and around the village’s community centre. From tonight’s (Thursday’s) spaghetti supper (7-9 p.m.) hosted by the Arnprior Amateur Wresting Club that kicks off the carnival to Saturday’s Survivorman Challenge, there’s a variety of festival events. “We just want people to come out and enjoy the rink and spend time in the community,” said Leigh Ann Kyte, one of the carnival organizers. “We’re hoping to bring carnival back to what it used to be.” There are “tons” of volunteers who have come forward to ensure another successful event with all kinds of activities going on. “For the first time this year there’s a country versus city hockey game,” said Kyte. “At 7 p.m. Thursday after the spaghetti supper some City of Ottawa guys are coming out to take on some of our Fitzroy boys.” Kyte said it looks like the weather is somewhat co-operating with carnival plans. Organizers are really excited about the return of the megasliding hill, a man-made snow slope that is making its return this year “We give it a bit of help and ice it a bit and the kids can have fun sliding all day,” said Kyte. On Friday from 6:30-8 p.m., there’s a family fun night that includes a skating party, kids costume judging and bonfire. Registration for poker night begins at 6 p.m. with the action set to start at 7 p.m. sharp. From 8-9 p.m. is the highly anticipated Fitzroy Harbour Outdoor Hockey League Challenge Cup. A women’s hockey game runs from 9-10 p.m. Local entertainment is scheduled to entertain the crowds Saturday afternoon in the hall. Among the other highlights this year is the Survivorman challenge. “The Survivorman challenge was a big success last year and it’s back,” said Kyte of the event that includes sawing a log, driving a nail and starting a fire. “A lot of people will be back to see if they can better their time.” Also returning is the popular Saturday night trivia event. “The McAskills organize a really fun event, said Kyte. For a schedule of events, see www.fitzroyharbour.com.

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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:

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(not required to be a Chamber member)

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

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

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