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Recreation deal talks hit snag Joint recreation committee puts meetings on hold Sherry Haaima Sherry.email@example.com
A visit from a race car driver helps St. Joe’s school. – Page 25
McNab-Braeside salutes the Ottawa River. – Page 31, 33
News – The joint recreation committee struck by Arnprior and McNab-Braeside councils to come up with proposals to share recreation costs is in jeopardy of folding. At a meeting June 25, Arnprior Mayor David Reid and other members of the committee expressed frustration that McNabBraeside council has already decided that recreation fees the township pays the town will not be coming off the 2014 tax base. “Everywhere you look throughout Ontario, these types of services are paid through the tax base,” said Reid. “The path we’re going down here is not the path most municipalities go.” The issue came to light following the recent issuing of a township survey asking McNab-Braeside residents whether they use town facilities, including the Nick Smith Centre, and programs. In addition, the survey, which was is-
sued along with tax bills, asks property owners whether they agree to financially support the cause. The township is looking at what it is calling a service charge system to cover the costs of residents using town programs and facilities and has been working to establish some of its own recreation programs. McNab-Braeside Deputy Mayor Christine Blimkie said the issue was a council decision and queries regarding it needed to be brought to the council table. The committee decided it will ask Arnprior and then McNab-Braeside to agree to keep the 2013 fees of roughly $150,000 in place for 2014. This will allow the committee to focus on their task of coming up with recreation proposals for the councils to consider. Reid opened the meeting by asking about the township’s formal support for the committee’s goals and objectives. See USER-PAY, Page 3 JOHN CARTER/METROLAND
Patient, staff satisfaction high at ARH Elementary schools sent off their Grade 8s at graduation ceremonies. – Page 37, 39, 40
News - Patient and staff satisfaction are high at Arnprior Regional Health, which hosted its annual general meeting June 26. “I think it’s one of the most successful years we’ve had,” said ARH CEO Eric Hanna. He commended the board, physicians and staff for their hard work. Client and staff satisfaction rates are high.
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“It’s a reflection of the hard work collectively being done to improve the quality of care at the hospital and nursing home ,” said Hanna. For the full Arnprior Regional Health annual report, see Pages 17-20. For photo coverage of Thursday’s annual meeting, including new board members, see next week’s Arnprior ChronicleGuide.
Happy birthday, Canada Arabella Briscoe isn’t hiding where her loyalties lie at the Braeside Canada day parade. She was one of many prize winners. For more on local Canada day festivities, see Pages 4, 5 and 15.
Arnprior honours Hyacinth Chatterton News - A well-known community activist was honoured as Arnprior’s Senior Citizen of the Year during
the town’s Canada Day festivities in Robert Simpson Park Monday. See SENIOR, Page 3
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around the survey is a decision of council.â€? Thereâ€™s been much back and forth between councils and staff to determine actual numbers for township residents who use town programs and facilities, with the numbers reportedly given to the townshipâ€™s recreation committee but yet passed on to council. Anas eventually made a motion to keep the present agreement in place for an additional year at the current values with the provision the joint recreation committee continue to work at coming up with proposals. Once councils have responded to the request, the date of the committeeâ€™s next meeting, originally set for July 3, will be determined.
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â€œWe had asked and agreed and you agreed you would take that to your council for your support and approval,â€? Reid said to Blimkie. She countered that agreeing to be part of the committee indicates support, but that the goals and objectives will be coming to the townshipâ€™s next meeting for formal support. â€œItâ€™s going to give us the mandate and mission statement to get a long-term agreement,â€? said Reid. â€œItâ€™d be nice to know we have the support of council.â€? Blimkie pointed out the group was to only have been an advisory committee with a goal of providing recommendations. McNab-Braeside resident committee member Ryan Marcellus said for Blimkie not to support anything that comes from the committee is fruitless. â€œWeâ€™re kind of just spinning our wheels,â€? he said. Committee member Peter Anas said the townshipâ€™s user pay decision goes against the committeeâ€™s mandate. â€œIn those goals and objectives thereâ€™s something in there that says the ability to pay shouldnâ€™t be a factor,â€? he said. â€œRight off the bat, one of those objectives has been completely ignored.â€? The committee established goals and a mandate, said Anas. â€œIf one of the councils has already gone ahead and established what theyâ€™re doing, it undermines everything. JOHN CARTER/METROLAND Everybody should be able to play,â€? he said. Arnprior Mayor David Reid presents Hyacinth Chatterton with the A user-pay system flies in the face of that. â€œOnly if you Arnprior Senior of the Year award. Shortly after, Chatterton, always a can afford to pay, you play,â€? said Anas. bundle of energy, took to the stage to entertain with a group of lineReid expressed concern the committee, established in dancers from all over the area. the spring, was not aware of the townshipâ€™s decision to remove the fees from the tax base, a fact he says changes the groupâ€™s options and spells trouble for everyone. A user-pay system will mean numbers will drop off, putting programs and facilities in jeopardy, the mayor Continued from front dancing to many people in the area. maintained. Arnprior Mayor David Reid made She also teaches Sunday school and â€œIt wasnâ€™t hidden,â€? said Blimkie. the presentation to Hyacinth Chatter- sings in her church choir. â€œIt was determined last fall. The survey and everything ton during the opening ceremonies. Reid noted that Chatterton has a long history of community involvement since moving to Arnprior with her husband, Eugene, about 20 years ago. Although the couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, â€œA Destination Shop, indeed!â€? Hyacinth has not slowed down with her community activism. 18 Renfrew Ave, West, Renfrew The well-respected educator has worked on and led several major fund raisers and has worked tirelessly to $$#!% promote exercise, whether it be tennis or line-dancing, for both young and not-as-young. She is a long-time supporter of the Arnprior and Area Breast Cancer Support Group and has been chair of the annual Mayorâ€™s Walk that supports that cause. She has also run major fundraisers for Camp Lau-ren, a United Church youth camp for children in the Valley. She also has volunteered many hours teaching both tennis and line-
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Canada Day in Arnprior
Left, Isabella Fougere of Arnprior with her Canada day dress and flags takes part in the parade to Robert Simpson Park Monday. Right, among the Happy Birthday Canada singers led by Camp Wanago’s Maria Pecore are Mika Cifford, Molly Sheldrick, and Aayla and Nowle Spratt. Above, a younster enjoys the ACTS slide. Top right, Monica Lyon’s Arnprior School of Dance provide entertainment, as did Main Street School of Music members.
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The Arnprior Legion colour party takes part in the The Canada day festivities ended with a wonderful opening ceremonies of Arnprior’s Canada Day. Le- fireworks display set off by the Arnprior firefiighters gion volunteers also served the birthday cake. near the Madawaska bridge.
Seeing double on Canada day Twins Nigel and Olivia Felhaver of White Lake ride in the Arnprior Canada Day parade. A large crowd of red and white bikes, wagons and scooters were a sight to see coming down the hill to Robert Simpson Park.
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Arnprior Mayor David Reid, Coun. Ted Strike and property-owner Larry Chateauvert listen to Chris McIntyre’s explanation of his efforts to deter the ash borer, which has been confirmed in Arnprior.
County to help find solutions to ash borer invasion Steve Newman
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News - Members of the Renfrew County forestry department are working with research scientist Dr. Krista Ryall of Natural Resources Canada in efforts to halt or slow the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer that has entered the area at Arnprior. “The number-one thing that will kill the Emerald Ash Borer is Mother Nature,” said Jeff Muzzi, the manager of forestry and trails for Renfrew County. “The whole goal is to slow the spread until Mother Nature or science can take over. We don’t know if we can stop it, but if we can slow it down, maybe we can find solutions before it spreads too far.” Since March the researcher and staff with NRC’s Canadian Forest Service department have been doing research in Renfrew County in efforts to identify potential natural enemies of the invasive and devastating beetle. The Emerald Ash Borer has already been identified as reaching the southern reaches of Renfrew County, in Arnprior. Dr. Ryall is conducting research on about 20 sections of Renfrew County forestry tracts located in areas where the forest cover ranges from four to 94 per cent. The research involves using sticky tracks on native trees within each stand to identify potential enemies that will begin to feed on the Emerald Ash Borer when it arrives. “Emerald Ash Borer basically kills 99 per cent of all ash trees. It has killed millions of trees,” says Dr. Ryall of its devastating impact on trees in the United States and Canada. It has reached Quebec and Ontario as well as such American states as Minnesota and Kansas. EAB is thought to have arrived in North America in the early 1990s, but its presence wasn’t detected until the early 2000s, says Ryall, who works at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste-Marie. From other research done in southwestern Ontario, Ryall says it is known that eventually some native natural enemy beetles will use the Emerald Ash Borer as a host (i.e., food), but it takes a long time to find them. By bringing her research to Renfrew County, Ryall says, “We’re looking for areas with more forest habitat, with the theory that there should
Renfrew County has set up sticky traps on ash trees in an effort to determine what potential enemies of the ash borer there are locally.
Chris McIntyre and Devin Cobold of Trillium Tree Services treat one of Larry Chateauvert’s ash trees in an effort to protect them from the Emerald Ash Borer. They are using pressure-packed canisters that inject the pesticide TreeAzin into the tree. be more natural enemies. This compares to very fragmented landscapes where the Emerald Ash Borer has been, like southwestern Ontario where there is limited forest cover.”
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News - To build up revenue and promote sustainability, big changes may be coming to the Arnprior Airport. These changes may translate in higher costs and fees and the removal of certain discounts for visitors and hanger owners. An extensive review of rates, which looked into other similar sized airports, was undertaken by the town’s marketing and development officer Lindsay Wilson. The results were presented to town council on June 24 and included a total of 14 recommendations. The yearly fee for hanger owners should always be increased by the amount set out in their agreement and compound interest from past years should be added, said Wilson. “Compared to the landing fees that other hanger owners pay, the yearly fee for access and use of the airport is low,” Wilson said. “This increase is set out in their agreement, but the maximum increase should always been taken.” Since there has been no increase in fees in the past few years, the compounded interest should also be added. There may also be an opportunity to look at decreasing the amount or removing fuel discounts. The airport should start charging a landing fee or a set yearly amount for the use of the airport by the Ontario Provincial Police and AirMed. Only one of the surveyed airports charged a fee for the use of their facilities and Arnprior should follow suit, it was recommended. The fee would be discounted and would be low enough to remain a viable option, said Wilson. “It was suggested that a discussion be done with the town’s MP (and MPP) to discuss the option of negotiation supporting funds form other levels of government for the use of our
airport,” said Wilson. Parking fees are one of the lowest across the board. Another recommendation is that fees for overnight parking climb by $2.35 from $5.65 to $8. The fee would be waved for users who purchase gas. Weekly parking fees should be scraped in favour of a weekend parking price. “There really is a bigger market for people flying into the weekend to stay,” said Wilson. The monthly parking price should be increased by $11.10 from $33.90 to $45 and the yearly parking fee should climb by 34.4 per cent from $372 to $500. Most other airports do not offer yearly fees and if they do it averages $900 with electricity and $775 without, said Wilson. “My recommendation that Arnprior Airport starts on the lower end of $500 and gradually increase it if there are no decreases in the yearly amount of tie-downs,” said Wilson. The cost for AV Gas 1100LL should be increased by 6 cents from $1.89 to $1.95. The town already offers the lowest gas costs and the increase would still allow them to remain competitive, said Wilson. It is recommended that the yearly corporate landing fee, which costs $113, be removed. “The Arnprior Airport is the only airport that offers a yearly corporate landing fee,” said Wilson. “After discussions, it’s been found that it really isn’t utilized. Many people looking to land multiple times normally come up with an additional agreement for this.” It roughly equals three single-use landing fees and revenue is being lost for corporations that land more often than that, she added. Though the contract governing the leasing cost for agriculture cannot be changed until 2018, it is recommended that its fees be increased. Contract length should also be discussed. “Also a shorter lease term should be looked at so prices can remain competitive in the con-
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News - The Town of Arnprior is creating of a reserve and reserve fund policy to help promote its vision of a sustainable financial model. Reserve and reserve funds are generally created to prepare and plan for future financial expenditure. “They are there to protect ratepayers from sharp increases in taxes, fees and charges,” said CAO Michael Wildman. Over the past six months, the town staff has been reviewing the policies of other municipalities, their own needs and upcoming capital projects. The policy will guide how the reserves and the reserve funds are treated, who is accountable for managing them and their applicable uses. It also includes such things as definitions, procedures, reserve descriptions and requirement for consistent reporting The policy is new to the town. “We are not alone,” said Wildman. “There are a number of municipalities that still don’t have a reserve and reserve fund policy.” As this would be the first version of the policy, it may become necessary to update or change it. It will be used as a tool for financial planning. “As we move forward on the 2014 budget and all future budgets, we use these policies that council approved to guide our decisionmaking,” said Wildman.
A few of these decisions include eliminating the Vanjumar Drive Fund and moving those surplus funds into the capital Expenditure Reserve Fund, eliminating the sewer rate current and the sewer rate future construction reserves and transferring those funds into the Wastewater Reserve Fund Creating robust reserves is needed as there has been a significant decrease in provincial and federal governmental funding. “This combined with the increases in the regulatory framework is really quite putting the Ontario municipality in a situation where the gap between funding and infrastructure needs continues to get larger,” said Wildman. There is no limit on the amount of reserves that can be created and multiple projects may require multiple reserve funds. There is a minimum and maximum amount attached to each created reserve fund. “That simply means that the town will continue to built those and continue to contribute those until we reach the minimum and in some cases the maximum,” said Wildman. A reserve can be used for any major proposes sought by council and they tend to be little more flexible than reserve funds. Reserve funds often come with statutory requirements attached to them. They are required to be completely segregated from other accounts and the usages of the funds are typically very prescriptive such as the Gas Tax Fund. Council will review the policy at its July 8 meeting.
Cross promotion with large charter companies as well as nearby tourism spots would increase revenue and help create awareness for the local airport. “Arnprior is a better option for them to land if they are looking to enter Kanata,” said Wilson. “We have lower fees then if they would face at the Ottawa Airport. We’d have to work with local taxis and car rental companies to gain support to provide transportation to the places they are looking for.” There are many large tourism draws nearby such as the highest public ski hill in Ontario, the Calabogie race track and award-winning whitewater river rafting that would benefit from a advertising partnership. “There are great opportunities to cross pro-
mote with these facilities and I feel they would be open doing so,” said Wilson. Promoting rental options for runway and terminal would bring in more revenue as the airport is the one of the only one that does so. “We feel it could be very utilized if it’s promoted more,” said Wilson. There is land at the airport ready for development, including plots zoned residential in the hopes of creating a fly-in community. Marketing packages and sale material should be created to help promote these available land opportunities. “Due to the high cost to connecting into the municipal services, it’s important to have a rough idea of the cost of the process readily available,” said Wilson. Investors and interest parties should be sought at aviation-related conferences. In order to make sure the recommendations are working, airport traffic should be carefully tracked. It’s essential for budget calculations to know who comes in and out, said Wilson. The suggestions were well received by council.
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EMERALD ASH BORER - COMING TO AN ASH TREE NEAR YOU This little beetle is a highly destructive insect native to the Asian Continent. It was discovered in the Windsor/ Detroit corridor in 2002. It has since destroyed millions of trees. It was discovered in the City of Ottawa in 2008. Since that time the City of Ottawa, Leeds and Grenville have been quarantined and the movement of ash wood and wood products is prohibited. The City of Ottawa removed 800 affected trees in the winter of 2011. The handling of ash trees that have been affected by emerald ash borer can take special techniques. Gardiner Tree Trimming & Removal Ltd. strives to use the safest methods possible to remove dead and dangerous trees of all species. Our methods use equipment such as a crane, bucket or excavator as the job requires. Gardiner Tree Trimming & Removal Ltd. offers TreeAzin® Systemic Insecticide. It is an injectable insecticide formulated with azadirachtin, an extract of neem tree seeds (not neem oil). TreeAzin is registered by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) (PCP 30559). Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) scheduled TreeAzin® as a class 4 pesticide or “least hazardous that is
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR: EAB is a slender, elongate insect about 1/3 - 1/2 inch long. It is widest just behind the head, gradually tapering back to the abdomen. It is a bright iridescent green to copper-green color, often with a copper colored area behind the head. Its body underneath the wings is a purplish-magenta color. Trees typically are killed in two to four years. When trees are ﬁrst attacked by EABs, the symptoms are inconspicuous and hard to notice. By the end of the second year, thinning foliage and dieback in the crown begins to be
apparent. By the third year, there is severe dieback and little foliage. Ash can tolerate small numbers of EAB larvae but trees are girdled and killed when populations become more numerous. When the adults emerge, they create small, 1/8 inch D-shaped exit holes that are characteristic of this insect, although they can be hard to see. If you were to remove the bark on the trunk of a tree showing these symptoms, you should also ﬁnd the larval galleries. Woodpecker attacks on ash could also indicate the presence of emerald ash borers.
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Quit bugging us Nature sometimes conspires to put a wrench in even the most carefully planned event. The Canada day fireworks in Arnprior are a perfect example. Lured in by a powerful spotlight at Bell Park, a cloud of mayflies descend upon the crowd at that vantage point, covering every square inch. Nothing and nobody was spared, not even a couple of screaming children who altered between setting them on fire with sparklers and running away. The pests covered the parkâ€™s spotlights like a nefarious mist. The mating call, the damp weather and their survival instincts have created a minor pestilence across town. But they arenâ€™t the only six legs beasties that are taking over the town. Despite the quarantine in Ottawa, the emerald ash borer has crossed the border into the town. Itâ€™s official. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that this shiny green bug have been found in local trees. These little beetles consume the soft tender new wood in a zigzag pattern that destroys a treeâ€™s ability to absorb nutriments. Foliage thins and its wood becomes worthless and the dead
tree becomes a safety liability. The cost is high. Ash trees can be given TreeAzin as a preventive measure or as a treatment, but ultimately the ravages may be too great. In those cases, the entire tree will have to be taken down at the property ownerâ€™s expense. The price can fluctuate between $700 and $1,000 per tree, leaving a large dent in peopleâ€™s pocketbooks. The CFIA has imposed movement restrictions, which prohibit the movement of all ash materials - such as logs, branches and wood chips - and all species of firewood from the affected site. Owners of the affected properties will be notified of these restrictions. As more survey work is completed during the year, further regulatory measures may be considered. This will greatly affect tourism, wood industries and ratepayerâ€™s coffers as well the environment. When such thing can cause so much turmoil, it becomes integral that will all look out for signs, obey the restrictions to prevent the spread to the rest of Renfrew County and stop it before it is too late.
Too many residents not responsible for their garage To the Editor: You own your garbage. It has become an issue when one sees their neighbour out before work on each garbage pick-up day to gather refuse thatâ€™s strewn over his/her lawn and driveway because their neighbour obviously put their garbage out the night before pick-up and didnâ€™t have a garbage can to keep it contained â€“ thus making it a feast for the local raccoon, skunk, and cat population. This is unacceptable folks. I ask that everyone please take responsibility for your own garbage habits and be considerate of your neighbours. Itâ€™s not his/her responsibility to pick up your trash off the street the morning after you put it out and I commend those who have the
respect for the community and do just that. As well, itâ€™s not the responsibility of our garbage collectors to pick up trash that isnâ€™t held securely in a bag. Have you ever really noticed just how hard those fellows work? I have seen their hard work many times on garbage day and I think itâ€™s important to say that they arenâ€™t slackers by any stretch of the imagination. They work harder than most and deserve our respect. Itâ€™s always important to put ourselves in someone elseâ€™s shoes for a moment to appreciate and understand what they go through. How many of us would actually like to go to work each day and have to pick up rotting food, dirty Kleenexes or diapers, or someone elseâ€™s discarded underwear from their work space?
Uh, not! Have some respect for us all and pay attention to your garbage habits! I have a couple of hints for those who donâ€™t put a can at the end of their driveway because they donâ€™t want it blowing down the street on windy days (which is another dilemma for another letter). 1. Put your trash out on pick-up day before you leave for work. 2. Spray your bags with a simple solution of dish soap and water to ward off critters. Easy remedies to a growing problem and they work. Remember residents â€“ you own your garbage.
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or the financial bungle of the Red Pines/Braeside dock. If we are deciding where our money is going, then shouldnâ€™t all the options be on the table? I donâ€™t even know where Red Pines is! Why would I want to pay upwards of $200,000 for a dock? This is misrepresentation of the worst sort.
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LAST WEEKâ€™S QUESTION
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Not fair to survey on some expenditures and not others To the Editor: Regarding the recent letter that was sent out to McNab-Braeside taxpayers, we were asked to choose an option; whether we would support or not support the Arnprior Library, the Renfrew Library, the Nick Smith Centre and the
We need to hold this mayor and council fully accountable for all their blunders and not penalize taxpayers. I am very disappointed with the whole situation. Is there any way we can have a re-election?
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Support recreation, library, ask township council to reconsider To the Editor: I just received the Recreation and Library Non Resident Service Agreement Survey from the Township of McNab-Braeside. This process seems to be based on several questionable assumptions that everyone will return the survey, be honest in their responses, pay if they say they will and have a legitimate reason for not paying if they elect not to. We all agree that taxes are too high and council is under continued pressure to cut costs. (Is
this survey, invoicing and follow-up a justifiable cost?) I understand why tax subsidy for these services is seen by many as an unfair burden to the taxpayer. If you donâ€™t use them why should you pay? I understand this initial reaction more than many. Iâ€™ve never had children. Why should I pay to educate other peoplesâ€™ children? It was their choice to have them â€“ they should bear the expense. On the surface this is logical
reasoning. If you look beyond the surface though you realize that itâ€™s in everyoneâ€™s best interests to ensure that all children receive an education. Imagine a community where only the children of those who can afford it, are educated. Then, at this time of rising obesity, numbing video games and reality shows, imagine a community where only the children of those who can afford it, have access to fitness and enrichment offered by recreation
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centres and libraries. Have we reached the level of â€˜every man for himselfâ€™? This survey is pointing us in that direction. Iâ€™m urging survey recipients to not only respond with financial support but to ask council to reconsider their decision to return these vital services to the tax base for the good of everyone in the community.
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Comments not setting a good example To the Editor: Iâ€™m happy to be here in beautiful Arnprior to spend a couple of weeks with my daughter and my wonderful grandchildren. One day last week, the kids were on the computer checking their Facebook pages when they started to chatter about someone who had lost their job. I asked what it was about and they told me that the person who organized youth dances wasnâ€™t going to be doing it anymore. Curious, I asked to see their Facebook page so I could make some sense of what they were talking about. I was absolutely appalled and disgusted at what I read! It was apparent that someone under the employ of the Town was let go from their position
and some people were posting comments about it and probably speculating on what happened. If the speculation was somewhat disconcerting, then the actual comments that a few people posted were downright disturbing. A couple of people who proudly identified themselves as mothers of children associated with the Townâ€™s programs, made vulgar comments repeatedly toward the Town and its employees. And it doesnâ€™t end there; what was most disturbing of all was a comment posted by a child. With the nonsensical wording, the child clearly had no understanding at all of what she was commenting on, but she did
manage to make her swearing and cursing quite clear. From a child. I then read a post from a young woman who proudly proclaimed that she had quit her position in protest of her bossâ€™ dismissal. Judging by the sheer number of posts about the dismissal, I would think there are a lot of people with questions and concerns as to what was happening. Rather than running away, perhaps she could have helped to alleviate some of the worries that families were having about the future of the dances and programs? These hostile and negative people accomplished nothing. Rather than trolling Facebook
and proclaiming their ignorance by commenting on things they really know nothing about, their time would be better spent striving to be positive, upstanding role models for their children and for the community. I feel bad for the young woman who lost her job and my grandchildren speak very highly of her, but they also understand that people gain and lose jobs everyday in the real world. They understand it because we chose to have a conversation about it. I can only hope that these hateful, negative people will choose to do the same the next time they encounter a difficult situation. A. Ciotti Arnprior
Super Arrow project deserves support American plane we just get a plane. If we make our own Canadian plane then we support the Canadian economy, the development of aviation (as Canadians would never settle for just any old piece of equipment) and the Canadian brand. As a side note we just brought home hundreds of soldiers that now have nothing to work on. Most of them have two things. An engineering degree and a family to feed. You can learn about the plane yourself at www.superarrow.ca.
One may ask, why are we not looking in to this? Well I asked the same thing. I first contacted some Conservative MPs to inform them about this great opportunity. After sending them an email, I waited over two weeks and no response was given. These are MPs that are crying, â€œOh the youth today are so uninvolved.â€? Well no shit. What do they expect? Would you be interested in a system that ignores you? There is only one man that
seems to respect his people, Mr. Mulcair. Within seconds of sending him an email, he replied, saying thank you and that he would get back to me ASAP. Sure it wasnâ€™t a great reply, but it showed respect. Well, Mr. Mulcair, you gain some support today and I hope that you will continue to show respect to your voters, the Canadian people, and even Canadian projects such as the Super Arrow. Brady Hodge Woodlawn
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