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Schoolâ€™s out â€“ for a day Elementary schools close Thursday as teachers protest Bill 115 John Carter John.firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnprior BIA and Arnprior Regional Health both held festive tree lightings on the weekend. â€“ Pages 3, 31
Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon is sworn in as Renfrew County warden. â€“ Pages 4, 21
The Arnprior and District High Schoolâ€™s special education class is among the winners of the annual holiday decorating contest. â€“ Page 9
EMC news â€“ Many parents had to scramble to find temporary child care today (Thursday) as Renfrew Countyâ€™s public school elementary teachers conducted a oneday walkout. As promised, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) gave 72 hours notice, announcing Monday the series of rotating one-day walkouts to protest the provincial governmentâ€™s Bill 115 would come to Renfrew County Dec. 13. It was the second day off this week for most local students, as school buses were cancelled throughout the district Monday because of the freezing rain. The teacher walkouts began Monday in three districts and continued all week with the Ottawa job stoppage Wednesday. The Upper Canada Board, which includes Pakenham, is expected to be hit early next week. In response to the walkout notice, the Renfrew County public school board immediately announced all its elementary schools would be closed to students Thursday and there would be no elementary school bus service. â€œParents should make alternate child care arrangements for the day as elementary students will not be able to attend school,â€? said a board statement. However, high schools will be open Thursday and secondary students are expected to attend, added the board. While teachers at RCI Intermediate School (grades 7-8) were to be off the job, Grade 9 to 12 classes â€œwill proceed as usual,â€? said the board. There had been rumours that high school students, upset over their teachers refusing to participate in extra-curricular activities, were also planning to walk out on the same day as the elementary teachers. The secondary teachersâ€™ withdrawal from extra-curricular activities began Monday in public schools and brought the Valley basketball and volleyball seasons to an abrupt halt, as well as cancelling Christmas band concerts. The Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletics Association website announced the suspension of all games â€œuntil the present situation is resolved.â€? While all boys basketball and girls volleyball games this week and next are listed as postponed, the schedule after the Christmas break is still listed in case an agreement between the teachers and provincial government is reached. Meanwhile, it was education as usual this week at Catholic schools, as their teachers have agreed to tentative deals with the province. See TEACHERS, Page 6
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Cute Country Christmas at John XXIII Kindergarten students Abigaile Blair, from left, Cali Groulx, Julianne Emery and Olivia Russell perform at the dress rehearsal of John XXIIIâ€™s Christmas concert, entitled, It All Happened in the Country. Christmas concerts and other extra-curricular activities have not been affected at the areaâ€™s Catholic schools. For more concert photos, see Page 13.
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EMC news - Integrating Arnpriorâ€™s OPP detachment into the countyâ€™s will lead to cost savings, town council learned Monday. OPP Supt. Chris Lungstrass told council how several benefits would arise if Arnprior amalgamated with Renfrew Countyâ€™s OPP detachment, including, but not limited to, the cost of overtime policing. â€œOver the course of the summer, the OPP started looking at where they could start to realize some efficiencies as an organization and for the municipalities we police,â€? Lungstrass told council during a presentation Monday.
â€œWe all know the price of policing, the cost of policing, is tremendous and just thought it would be in everyoneâ€™s best interests to see where we can realize some efficiencies.â€? One of the areas police quickly realized where efficiencies lay are within the town of Arnprior, specifically because itâ€™s the only stand-alone detachment within the province, besides the city of Quinteâ€™s. â€œItâ€™s in (Arnprior) such a unique position that itâ€™s a stand-alone in the province,â€? said Lungstrass. â€œIt is currently policed in whatâ€™s known as a 5.1 setting.â€? Arnprior currently sits under a â€œpay-as-yougoâ€? contract under that setting, he added. See AMALGAMATION, Page 7
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Library hosts health input meet EMC news – People wishing to provide input into Arnprior Regional Health’s strategic five-year plan have one more chance today (Thursday). The last of six community consultation sessions this week takes place at the Arnprior Public Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A meeting earlier today (Dec, 13) was scheduled for the McNab-Braeside council chambers from 1-2 p.m. There were also four other sessions held on Monday and Tuesday of this week in Arnprior, Burnstown, Pakenham and West Carleton.
Turnout at the Monday meetings was small, what with the freezing rain and power outage in the area. There will also likely be another session in January to catch those who missed this week’s meetings. Local officials are asking people to share their experiences with the hospital, nursing home and family health team to assist Arnprior Regional Health in tackling the health care challenges in the community and setting its future direction. All responses will be compiled and used to write a strategic plan for the next five years.
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Senior mourned EMC news - The woman who was likely Arnprior’s oldest citizen passed away Tuesday at The Grove Nursing Home. Marie Louise ‘Nanny’ Neumann, a lifelong resident of Arnprior, died only 18 days shy of her 110th birthday. Neumann was the daughter of the late Xavier Lavertue and the late Delia Levesque and wife of the late Richard Neumann. Visitation is at Pilon Family Funeral Home in Arnprior will be held Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 19, 10-10:45 a.m. Funeral is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 19. For more, see the obituary in the classifieds section.
EMC news - Family and community members shared in Tuesday-morning celebrations as Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon was sworn in as the new warden of Renfrew County. Emon, 52, of Calabogie succeeds Bob Sweet, who did not seek re-election after serving an unprecedented five terms, including the last two one-year terms. Municipal officials on hand for the ceremonial inaugural session in the county council chambers in Pembroke were Greater Madawaska councillors Karin Lehnhardt and Bruno Kierczak, and five municipal staff — chief administrative officer Allison Holtzhauer, planner Marko Cekic, deputyclerk Lindsay Taniwa, administrative assistant Cathy Appleyard and fire chief Betsy Sayers. Family members in attendance included Emon’s wife Alanna and six-year-old daughter Lily, mother Shirley Emon of Calabogie and her husband Eric, as well as Emon’s motherin-law Anna Swayze of Renfrew. One of the changes under the new warden will be the creation of an ad hoc warden’s advisory committee. The ad hoc committee will consist of past wardens Janice Visneskie of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards; Don Rathwell of Whitewater Region; and Bob Sweet of Petawawa (who still sits on county council), as well as county councillors Raye-Anne Briscoe of AdmastonBromley, Jennifer Murphy of Bonnechere Valley, Dick Rabishaw of Laurentian Hills and David Thompson of Deep River. Looking to rely on the past warden’s contacts and experience, Emon said in his inaugural speech that the committee’s
duties will include “responsibility for the engagement and commitment of the provincial and federal governments for the orderly and much needed and often delayed expansion of Highway 417.” The same committee, said Emon, will help push the priorities of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and formulate the county’s formal response when the federal or provincial governments ask for budget submissions. In becoming warden, Emon said he did so with honour and humility. He also did so while saying that family and community are essential to community development. “It has often been said it takes a community to raise a child, and I would like to re-jig that phrase and suggest it takes a community to nurture a politician.” In the same speech, he said he learned from an early age the importance of public service and the positive impact that citizens can have on a community. “Public service is an essential component to defining and forming a community. It has often been said the municipal sector is the closest to the people and most responsive to the people, and I have yet to see that disproved.” Those offering official congratulations were Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski, and mayors David Reid of Arnprior, Ed Jacyno of Pembroke and Jim Labow of Whitewater Region. “His commitment and his love of the county is evident,” said Yakabuski. “You have some tough footsteps to follow … but I know you will do a great job,” said Reid in reference to past warden Sweet and his successor. For more on Emon, see the feature story on Page 21.
Weeping for willow One of the oldest weeping willow trees in Robert Simpson Park was cut down last week for safety reasons. Parks and recreation director Glenn Arthur said a major part of the tree split off in the summer during a strong wind. Arbourists brought in by the town deemed it dying and a safety hazard. The tree was felled despite an online petition to save it. Arthur said an old maple in the park is in a similar state and may have to be cut down next year.
Fatal crash trial on hold until March EMC news – The trial of a woman accused of impaired driving causing death in a fatal crash on Highway 17 near Arnprior in March 2011 has been put on hold until March. After almost three weeks of testimony, the trial ground to a halt last Friday as lawyers argued over whether testimony by local police is admissible. Christy Natsis, a Pembroke dentist, has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 causing death. She was behind the wheel of an SUV that collided with a vehicle driven by Brian Casey on the evening of March 31, 2011. Casey, a 50-year-old Ottawa father of three, died as the result of injuries suffered in the crash. Natsis’s defence lawyer has asked the judge to toss out some of the police testimony nx evidence that indicated her breath readings were more than twice the legal limit. He argued her constitutional rights were violated by police. Those contentions will be ruled on, likely on March 4. The trial is expected to resume in earnest in Ottawa on March 11 with the Crown continuing its evidence, including a reconstruction of the collision.
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Now is the time to prepare for holiday fire safety EMC news - The McNab Braeside Fire Department, in conjunction with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, is asking residents of the township and surrounding areas to be extra diligent this holiday season. According to the provincial fire loss history for December, Ontario has experienced as many as 30 and as few as seven fire fatalities during this month. The Ontario fire service is all too aware that fire most often strikes when people let their guard down - when they’re distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays, by the telephone, by the kids or by the doorbell. All it takes is for a pot to be left on the stove, or a candle left burning unattended, and a family’s holiday celebrations can turn to tragedy. Many needless fires can easily be prevented by paying close attention to the following common causes of home fires.
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Careless cooking is the number one cause of home fires and cooking left unattended the most common type of cooking fire. If you are cooking at high temperatures or using hot oil, stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you have to leave the kitchen, turn off the stove. Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Do not attempt to move a burning pot. CANDLES
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Decorative lights should be inspected every year before using them. If wiring is frayed or worn, or if the lights are old, they should be replaced. Turn off Christmas tree lights before going to bed or whenever you leave the home. Follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for correct use of decorative lights.
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In a media release Wednesday, the Renfrew County Catholic School Board confirmed all its schools “will be open and fully operational on Thursday” and bus transportation would be available. Up-to-date information will be posted on the board’s website. ETFO Renfrew Teacher Local president Allison Ryan said Tuesday her membership is strongly behind the action. They are “fed up” with the provincial government taking away their collective bargaining rights and feel the one-day walkouts, which they have been in a legal position to do since Dec. 3, are the best way to send a strong message to Queen’s Park, she said. Ninety-two percent of more than 46,000 members who cast a ballot voted in favour of a one-day political protest in voting conducted online Dec. 2-4. Thursday’s public elementary walkout also included occasional teachers, education support personnel (ESP) and professional support personnel (PSP). Ryan said teachers were planning to picket selected schools throughout the district from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Arnprior-area teachers will picket at Walter Zadow and in Renfrew pickets will be at Queen Elizabeth, Central and Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate. However, there should be no problem for high school students being dropped off and entering RCI, she said. As well, there will be no difficulty for principals and CUPE workers reporting for work through the picket line, Ryan added. She said the walkouts are definitely being limited to one day, at least for now. Local teachers have a good relationship with their school board, but talks have been impeded by Bill 115, she said. “We realize the board can only bargain with what they’ve been given (by the province).” While there have been several negotiation sessions with the board, no agreement has been finalized and one is not likely before the minister’s announced deadline of Dec. 31 as there have been no more talks scheduled. She pointed out that some school boards have worked out agreements with secondary teachers, only to have the ministry of education thwart the process by demanding changes. “By taking away local autonomy to find solutions, the minister has created total chaos in the education sector,” she charged. Representatives from other groups involved in Thursday’s walkout echoed Ryan’s comments in a news
release announcing the action. “Our members are prepared to do anything they can to stand up for their democratic rights, no matter how difficult or inconvenient,” said David Cresswell, president of the Renfrew Occasional Teacher Local. “The public needs to realize that Bill 115 is draconian legislation that takes away the rights of working people,” said Renfrew PSP Local president Joan Bradley. ESP Local president Colleen Mackin added “we are hopeful of reaching a settlement but the minister has to rethink her approach to bargaining with the education sector.” Ryan said that despite a comment by Premier Dalton McGuinty that the walkouts are about pay, they are about worker rights and the rollback of benefits. Teachers have agreed to a wage freeze to help get the provincial deficit in line, she noted. She said it is unclear what will happen after Dec. 31. Bill 115 gives the provincial government the power to impose settlements on teachers after that date, but Minister Laurel Broten hasn’t said she’d do that, said Ryan. It gives her the power to ban teacher walkouts such as ones this week, but Broten has chosen not to use that power, added Ryan. She said that while some of the candidates vying to replace McGuinty as Liberal leader have said they wouldn’t enact Bill 115, none of them have said they would repeal it either. “We feel it should be repealed … before the dispute can be really resolved,” she said. As well as conducting the walkouts, elementary teachers have been protesting the legislation with a work-to-rule campaign that started Dec. 3. Teachers are not participating in staff meetings, professional development sessions, administrative and filing duties, and extra-curricular activities outside school hours. Ryan said other civil servants are also concerned about the legislation, particularly health care workers who fear they are next. “Bill 115 has targeted teachers and other education workers, but it’s hard to say where the government is going to step next,” she said. A gathering by health care workers at Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew last Friday was one of a series being held to sound the alarm for fear Ontario Liberals and Progressive Conservatives are intending take away their right to impartial arbitration and free collective bargaining. “The governing Liberals want to give themselves the power to over-
Arnprior District High School senior Redman Andrew MacAulay is airborne during what was the last game that will played, at least until after the Christmas break, due to the teacher dispute with the provincial government over Bill 115. ADHS beat St. Joseph’s 88-24. turn the decisions of respected and independent arbitrators and impose contract terms and we think that’s wrong,” said Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions. “The PCs would go even further and tear up contracts that have been freely agreed-to by both employers and workers. We believe that people in Ontario will agree with us, that these kinds of democratic rights matter to everyone, not just unionized health workers.” “There are two solutions to the chaos that the minister of education has created,” said EFTO president Sam Hammond in the 12 releases announcing the school districts in which the action is being taken this week. “Along with repealing Bill 115, the minister needs to step aside and give school boards and ETFO locals the latitude to have concrete and respectful discussions with all options on the table, to reach collective agreements.” Meanwhile, in a statement re-
leased Monday, McGuinty said while the walkouts are disappointing, they don’t warrant ordering teachers back to work. “Today, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has disrupted nine years of labour peace over a disagreement about pay,” he said. “It’s regrettable that students miss any time learning, and it’s unfortunate that families will need to make alternate arrangements. PREMIER DISAPPOINTED
“While inconvenient, these oneday legal strike actions do not warrant the intervention of the government and are a small price to pay to protect full-day kindergarten, smaller class sizes and 10,000 teaching jobs. “While our government is disappointed that some teachers’ unions have chosen to put students in the middle of our disagreement over pay, we are buoyed by those who have worked with us to put students first. Teachers represented by the Ontario English Catholic Teach-
ers Association and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens have reached negotiated agreements with the government. And their teachers remain in the classroom with their students.” McGuinty said that faced with a $14-billion deficit, the government’s priority is to protect gains made in the schools. I hope teachers will do as they’ve committed to do, which is to take no more than one day away from school. I’m sure most teachers understand the need to freeze pay - after nine years of fair and steady increases - just as we’re asking all public servants to do across the public sector.” Hammond responded by saying it is unfortunate the premier has “trivialized” the issue by characterizing it as a disagreement over pay. “The education sector’s response to Bill 115 is not about a wage freeze or pause in salaries. This strike action is about the government’s unprecedented interference in the right to collectively bargain, a legal right provided for all people under Ontario law,” he said. “The bill not only puts the minister above the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontario Labour Relations Act, it allows no judicial appeal in provincial courts - a tactic rarely if ever used in democracies.” Meanwhile, the Opposition Progressive Conservatives also attacked the government, but for “cowering from the union bosses” and not going far enough to curb teacher walkouts. Ontario PC Education Critic Lisa MacLeod noted that the Liberals had brought the House back early to pass legislation that could end the rotating strikes, but four months later they still refuse to use it. “What’s more important: parents and students, or politics?” she asked. “The Liberals need to stop putting their political interests ahead of our kids’ education. It is time for them to finally take the side of teachers, parents and the students and put an end to these strikes!” New Democrat Education Critic Peter Tabuns said that the Liberals owe parents an apology for their “reckless and unconstitutional” education legislation that has brought conflict into Ontario classrooms. “Instead of making an effort to reach an agreement that would benefit parents, kids and teachers, the McGuinty Liberals came up with a shortsighted scheme in a desperate attempt to win a by-election. “Now parents and students are paying the price,” he said. “It’s time for a respectful conversation that leads to a real agreement.”
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EMC news - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) has ratified a new Physician Services Agreement (PSA) with the provincial government. The ratification vote took place last week following a referendum with Ontario’s doctors where 81 per cent supported the agreement. The new contract runs from Oct. 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014. The OMA Board unanimously endorsed the agreement in November, and followed with a comprehensive information campaign to educate physicians across the province about the contents of the deal. Last week physicians were able to vote online or by phone and nearly 21,000 doctors cast a ballot, representing the highest voting turnout in the history of the OMA. Key components of the deal include: • Helping the government find almost $400 million in savings including:
• A 0.5 per cent payment discount for all physicians; and • Finding more than $100 million in savings from health system reform; reducing unnecessary lab testing and streamlining hospital equipment purchases. • New priority investments to expand access to family doctors for seniors and patients with higher needs, including an expansion of house calls; • Modernizing delivery of health care and lowering wait times through e-consultations, enabling patients to communicate with doctor more easily, allowing for more virtual connections between family doctors and specialists, and expansion of telemedicine services. The almost $400 million in savings found in this latest agreement is in addition to the over $300 million that Ontario’s doctors have already helped the government find in the past couple of years.
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RIDE checks continue EMC news – Drivers continued to ignore warnings during the second week of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Festive R.I.D.E. campaign and, according to the OPP, motorists who chose driving impaired over making simple alternate arrangements to get home should not be surprised about getting caught. As of Sunday, Dec. 9 (16 days into the campaign), the OPP have charged 284 drivers with alcohol-related criminal driving offences and issued 275 Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspensions (ADLS) for registering a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between .05 and .08 (known as the warn range). The OPP is conducting its annual Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign from Nov. 24 to Jan. 2, and are once again reminding the public that their strong presence and high visibility will persist right through to the new year. Impaired driving continues to be a major factor in deaths on Ontario’s roads and the OPP remains committed to reducing the tragic loss of life by removing impaired drivers from the province’s roads. In this area, the Renfrew OPP report charging a Cobden man with an impaired driving related offense after stopping a car in a RIDE spot check Dec. 6.
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While councillors welcomed the OPP’s presentation, a few remained unsure of the benefits to Arnprior and what it would mean for a police presence in the community. Coun. Lynn Grinstead questioned how many officers would always be deployed in Arnprior, stating she was concerned about the safety of the community if police presence was at a minimum. Legault reassured her there would always be two patrolling
the area, while back-up would be called in if needed. “If there was some major crime, then we’d bring someone in from Renfrew or Ottawa,” he said. Reeve Walter Stack mentioned how he was hoping for more time to consider the proposal after hearing the OPP was looking to have a decision from council in early January. Legault appreciated the comments, saying how consultations with Mayor Dave Reid previously had been favourable and positive and there had been no opposition to the idea of integrating Arnprior into the Renfrew detachment. “We can have this in place by January and start seeing some savings,” said Legault. In the end, council asked staff to make a recommendation regarding the proposal and bring it forward to a future council meeting.
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Arnprior would have the ability of being part of a larger grouping, and would share officers with other detachments in the area while still keeping officers on staff in the town, said his colleague Sgt. Paul Legault. History has changed over time in regards to the costing of police services, said Legault. “Hopefully this information will help you make an informed decision down the road,” he said. Before Jan. 1, 1998, 202 municipalities paid for their municipal policing, while 576 municipalities were policed by the OPP at no cost. But effective Jan. 1, 1998, all municipalities were required to pay for police services, and were mandated to provide adequate and effective police services. As such, the contract points out, municipalities must include core police services, including crime prevention, law enforcement, assistance to victims of crime, public order maintenance and emergency response. Legault then outlined contract versus non-contract policing with the OPP. Under a 5.1, non-contract police service, which Arnprior is currently involved in, if a municipality does not provide the aforementioned police services, then the OPP would provide police services to the municipality. The benefits to amalgamating Arnprior’s detachment into Renfrew County’s is quite diverse, he said. For instance, Arnprior would have access to obtaining grants for different services, whereas now it does not. Under a contract with the OPP, there would be a partnership between the municipality and province, Legault said, and all service would be provided by the OPP. There would also be a guaranteed level of service in officer hours per year. For example, one full time officer would receive 1,467 hours. Through the police services board, the detachment would be able to request grants for services such as the RIDE program and other incentives, Legault went on to say. Formula costs have increased by about $9,888 over the last nine years. Under a 5.1 stand-alone structure, there is one full-time equivalent Staff Sgt. detachment commander, one full-time equivalent sergeant and 14 constables. The estimated cost for 2012 was $2,185,268. If integrated with Renfrew, there would be 24 full-time equivalent Staff Sgt. detachment commanders, nearly two full-time equivalent sergeants, nearly 12 full-time equivalent constables, and .49 civilians, set an estimated cost of $1,833,457, with a difference of $351,811. When it comes to deployment, Legault told council how it is based on calls for service as opposed to populations. “If there are more occurrences (in a municipality) and more calls for service, then a certain number of officers would be deployed based on that,” he said. “A lot of communities would be paying more money for policing if it went by population.” Deployment parameters include death/injury, domestics, false alarms, emergency or compassionate messages, missing and lost persons, and rescues, as well as responding to motor
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Time to talk turkey Quit your belly achinâ€™. After all you get paid reasonably well. In these tough times, youâ€™re lucky to have a job. And you get the whole summer off. Consider yourself lucky. Youâ€™ve got nothing to complain about. Thatâ€™s the response some people have to Ontario teachers and National Hockey League players, both of whom are involved with high profile disputes with their employers. But as usual in these cases, that type of response is simplistic. NHL hockey players are, for the most part, paid big bucks and have time in the summers to recuperate (some longer than others, especially
if you are a Toronto Maple Leaf). However, the average playerâ€™s career spans something like four or five years, so they have to make hay while the sun shines, so to speak. And the wear and tear of the modern game can play havoc with their health, to the point many are limited in ways of making a living after retiring from hockey. As for having the summer off, thatâ€™s getting to be a thing of the past, as staying competitive in todayâ€™s game requires rigorous year-round training. The players are the reason fans come to the rink, so they shouldnâ€™t be begrudged for wanting a fair share of revenues for their mostly ab-
breviated careers in the big leagues. As for teachers, they also get paid fairly well, although nowhere near the level of sports stars (thatâ€™s another debate). And their game has changed also, leading to more wear and tear on their psyches. No longer can they control their classes with an iron hand or an icy stare. While teaching nowadays can still be extremely rewarding, it can also be exceedingly frustrating, mainly due to too many adults who donâ€™t really give a damn about proper parenting. So when the government rolls back benefits and takes away protections, making an already stressful job even more taxing, itâ€™s understandable why teachers are speaking up and walking out. Weâ€™ve been fortunate enough that up until this week local teachers have continued to be involved in extra-curricular activities. If they
had balked like those in some schools, Arnprior students (and parents) would have missed out this fall on the thrills of football, basketball and rugby championships and a most enjoyable musical play. Many of the players have also shown good faith when it comes to dealing with the fans by playing charity games, including the heartwarming tour by several NHLers recently to the hockey-starved northern reaches of the country. However, itâ€™s coming down to crunch time in the two disputes and itâ€™s the students and fans who getting squeezed in the middle. Itâ€™s time the government and the NHL owners show some leadership and take some real steps towards a new deal with their employees. Christmas is nearly here. If weâ€™re to get our extra-curriculars and NHL hockey back, itâ€™s time to talk turkey.
Breast cancer survivors welcome to join up with Prior Chest Nuts To the Editor: Thank you, from the Prior Chest Nuts Dragonboat Team, for your ongoing coverage of our activities and your recent article about Susan Mills attending a Dragonboat Canada Coachâ€™s course. We are so proud of Susan and pleased that she will be another coach for us in the spring. She is just one of the many dedicated women who make up this team. As our season on the water has finished for 2012, we are already thinking and planning for 2013. Our dragonboat (Kahlua) has left the White Lake Marina and is safely stored for the winter months. We are so fortunate to be able to use the facilities at the White Lake Marina.
We are always looking for more paddlers and hope that anyone who is a breast cancer survivor and would like to meet a gaggle of fun-loving, energetic (sometimes!), spirited women, come out and give us a try. We will be practising in the pool at the Nick Smith Centre in the spring of 2013, where we learn the technique of how to hold the paddle, the â€˜A-frameâ€™ and get into the rhythm of paddling together. It is lots of fun, and a great way to gear up for the â€˜realâ€™ paddle on the water in May. Christmas greetings to all of you from all of us. Paddles Up! Susan Reynolds (aka â€˜Willowâ€™) Arnprior
Lot of morons driving on Hwy. 17 To the editor: I have often heard, and read, that the section of highway from Arnprior and Deep River is â€œThe Killer Highway.â€? I donâ€™t contest the fact that many have been injured and/or lost their lives driving on this roadway. But this is just a big chunk of asphalt. It doesnâ€™t kill people. People kill people. Living in the Haley Station town site, I often travel these roads â€“ west, east, north and south. And unfortunately I get cut off, passed inappropriately, and witness dangerous and aggressive driving habits every time I get behind the wheel. There are a lot of morons driving in Renfrew County. For instance, on Friday, Nov. 16, I was passed by a motorist in the 60-km-per-hour construction zone at the highway end of Bruce Street. The vehicle was well in excess of the posted speed limit. I turned up Bruce Street and at the lights, by Wendyâ€™s, lo and behold, there was the same vehicle in the drive-thru of Tim Hortons. How foolish is that? In our governmentâ€™s perception, further costly studies needed to be done to better understand the needs on Highway 17, per improvements. Donâ€™t think so.
Driversâ€™ habits need to be severely altered. Those monies could have been better spent to aid our police forces. They have a tough job to keep these drivers under control and a lot heftier fines would go a long way towards that end. Another instance of stupidity I recently witnessed was at the top of Storyland Hill. I was driving towards the corner, just before the Castleford Road turn, when I noticed a gold-coloured, full-size Chev truck coming up behind me very quickly. That is a double, solid-lines, 90 degrees blind corner, marked at 60 km-per-hour. This moron passed me, on the inside, when I was into the corner. If anyone had been coming from Storylandâ€™s direction, they would have been met head on. Now, if drivers like that have a death wish, so be it. But I grow weary of this type of driving behaviour, and wish to live a long, fulfilled life. And, unfortunately, I witness this disturbing behaviour every day I drive. So, in conclusion, people â€“ think before you act. A motor vehicle, in the wrong hands, is a weapon. Slow down. Life is too short as it is.
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Does the fact there have been two high profile impaired driving court cases in our area recently mean weâ€™re failing in the battle to curb impaired driving?
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A) Yes, too many people are still drinking
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C) Yes, but donâ€™t blame the wellwishers. Blame so-called Christians for turning Christmas into a celebration of consumerism instead of being a religious holiday.
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There is much less drinking and driving now than there was a few years ago.
C) Yes, toughen the law. Even one drink and it should be illegal for you to drive.
D) No, itâ€™s no big deal. Each to his/her own.
D) No, speeders, texters and dope smokers are a bigger safety threat than drinkers.
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SUBMITTED PHOTOS Jen and Marc Clouthier of 173 Riverview Dr. were presented with a special Spirit The Arnprior Family Health Team won first prize in the second annual Holiday Decorating con- Award of four tickets to an Ottawa 67s game. The above shows just a glimpse of test on behalf of the Partners in Caring campaign. their decorated house.
Family Health Team wins decorating contest EMC lifestyle – A detailed Christmas collage created by the Arnprior Family Health Team has won first prize in the second annual Arnprior and area Holiday Decorating Contest. The 12 days of Family Health Team Christmas earned its talented creators $450. Second prize of $225 was won by Special Education students at Arnprior District High School for their Frosty decoration on their class door. It featured an innovative use of Styrofoam coffee cups. Judges chose the windows at the Simply Elegant store at 114 John Street North in downtown Arnprior for the third prize of
$150. If featured a nicely decorated rural Christmas scene complete with a deer. A special Spirit Award of four tickets to an Ottawa 67’s game was presented to Jen and Marc Clouthier for their sounds and light show at 173 Riverview Dr. Contest founder Ted Kelly announced the winners at the Arnprior Regional Health’s tree lighting ceremony at the Arnprior Hospital last Friday. The number of participants in the contest grew from its debut last Christmas. Kelly, a local realtor, started the decorating contest last year
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Abounds with good cheer The Christian Education Centres was bustling with joy during last Saturday’s breakfast with Santa, courtesy of Leaps and Bounds. Kitchen volunteers include Mourien Verch, left, Patti Rath, Jenn Wagner, Sharon Huycke, Shelly Mosseau, and Kelly Bourbonnais. Serving Hayden Armstrong is Angela Schruder. Finishing their meal is Carley Hunt and Keltey Byrne.
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EMC events - McNab-Braeside Firefighters are serving up their annual White Lake pancake breakfast with Santa this Sunday, Dec. 16 in their truck bays this year. The event has become so popular that it has outgrown the hall. The breakfast with Santa will run from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the White Lake fire hall, 142 Burnstown Rd. Everyone is welcome to join the firefighters for some Christmas cheer. There is no fee for breakfast, but people are asked to bring a food donation for the Arnprior District Food Bank. “We look forward to seeing you,” said the department’s fire prevention officer, Captain Karen Barsoski.
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Winners galore at the Arnprior chamber’s annual meeting David Desjardins from White Lake was the lucky winner of the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce gift certificate winfall contest. With the winner and the many vouchers from chamber member vouchers is chamber director Lynn Grinstead. The draw was made at the chamber’s annual meeting Dec. 6. As well as congratulating the winner, the chamber thanked all donors, as the draw raised just over $2,100 to go towards operational costs for the Chamber.
The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and Christmas Social last Thursday, Dec. 6 at CVTEL. Pictured above are the newly inducted board of directors, who, from left, are Barry Blier of Pineridge Children Centre, Murray Hughes of Sunlife, Lynn Grinstead of MY FM and a councillor for the Town of Arnprior, Zillah Briscoe of Scotiabank, Wes Schnob of Wes’ Computer Services, Leslie Osborne of the Arnprior Chronicle Guide EMC, Joe Mohr of Canadian Tire, Cheryl Sparling of the Royal Bank, Stacie Lloyd of the Kenwood Corporate Centre, and Cathi Fairfield of Pillars.
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Kayla Clouthier, Nicholas Edge, and Breanna Foster accept donations at last Saturday’s A.J. Charbonneau Public School craft fair. The Grade 8 class is planning a trip to Toronto to check out Wonderland and a stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
John XXIII’s holiday offering this year was Christmas in the Country. In a scene from the performance, above, from left, are Ethan McCormick, Johanna Enright (seated), Lily McIntyre and Emilie Robinson. At right are, Emily Sawyer and Haven Caster (both seated) and Meg Redmond and Rihana Yach (both standing). The school, unaffected by the teacher-provincial government dispute, held concerts Tuesday afternoon and twice again Wednesday evening. St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Arnprior is holding its Christmas concert Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in St. John Chrysostom Church.
Schools collecting snowsuits for CPAN EMC lifestyle – With the need even more than last year, people are being urged to drop off snowsuits and winter gear for needy children at local schools. Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network coordinator Lyn Smith said the organization has been “overwhelmed” with requests coming into Operation Snowsuit. As of Monday, there were 297 children and youth on the list (last year Operation Snowsuit helped 268 kids). The campaign has always raised enough to fill every
request and hopes to do the same this year despite the growing need. Most schools in the county are collecting snowsuits. Bell employees will collect and bring them to Operation Snowsuit Headquarters. “While we need the community’s help (donating gently used or new snowsuits, or money), we are finding that we are particularly short of certain sizes,” noted Smith. Sizes campaign is in dire need of includes: girls snowsuits, jackets and pants (we can mix and
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An adult Bald Eagle is unmistakable.
Exciting encounter with eagles EMC lifestyle - One of the most exciting birds to see is an eagle. With more than a six-foot wingspan, its size is breath taking. Also, Bald Eagles were once endangered, so an encounter with that species is one with a bird that formerly hovered on the brink of extinction. Thus, it is not hard to imagine the excitement Ray Holland felt when he recently encountered no fewer than eight eagles near Kinburn. Ray was on Logger’s Way when an eagle flew up from a field. Then another appeared One was a Bald, but the second was a Golden Eagle. Then more eagles flew and still others were spotted sitting in trees. In total seven Bald Eagles and one Golden Eagle were present. Some were tearing up pieces of meat. This behaviour. plus a cacophony of raven and crow scream. informed Ray that a large dead animal was nearby. That scenario would not have occurred 50 years ago. Both species of eagles had pretty well vanished from much of their former range in North America, courtesy of the insecticide DDT. That chemical was also responsible for the demise of falcons and other predatory birds that ate songbirds (and fish) with accumulated toxin in their bodies. Even ravens had become rare but not due to DDT poisoning.
Michael Runtz Nature’s Way It is believed that their decline was due in part to strychnine that was put out to kill wolves. That poison, as well as wolf traps, was also responsible for the death of many eagles. With the banning of DDT, the persistent chemical gradually vanished from the ecosystem. Birds of prey began laying normal eggs (shells were thinner when DDT was present) and more young were successfully produced. Captive breeding programmes were initiated for Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles, and gradually their numbers began to rise. While never common in eastern North America, Golden Eagles also began to recover. We see very few of these northern birds here, and reported sightings are often misidentified young Bald Eagles, which take five years
to attain their pure white head and tail and dark brown body and wings. For the first three years, Bald Eagles are mostly brown with varying amounts of white in their plumage. Yearlings are not uncommonly mistaken for Goldens. In addition to killing animals (Balds love fish and ducks while Goldens capture mammals as large as young caribou), both species scavenge. A wolf- or coyote-killed deer is especially attractive, and in winter a carcass will usually have at least one eagle present. Ray Holland hit a goldmine. Not only is it rare to see both species together, a collection of eagles that size is seldom encountered here. Two Golden Eagles were recently reported dining on a dead deer near Watson’s Corners, so it appears to be an exceptionally good year for seeing one of these magnificent birds. If you have never seen an eagle, try putting a dead deer in your backyard. Just hope your neighbours don’t mind the noisy party that will ensue! With the Boxing Day bird count nearing, any sightings of eagles or unusual feeder birds are welcome. The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.
Christmas Bird Count starts Dec. 14 EMC news - Following a century-long tradition, some 60,000 birders will venture out across North America to participate in the single longest-running and most popular wildlife census in the Americas between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Among the groups participating will be Macnamara Field Naturalists in Arnprior, and Innis Point Observatory, Ottawa Duck Club, and Ottawa Field Naturalists’Club in Ottawa. Not only a great opportunity to get outside with friends, this volunteer initiative gathers indispensable data revealing trends in bird populations. In Ontario alone, there are more than 120 registered counts this year, with Ontario Nature member groups organizing nearly half of them The hordes of citizen scientists will venture out to 24-ki-
lometer diameter circles as far north as Thunder Bay, Ottawa to east and Point Pelee to the south. The counts are conducted over a 24-hour period and volunteers are assigned specific routes. Christmas Bird Counts have always been open to birders of all levels and, starting this year, there is no fee to participate. The data collected allow researchers and conservation organizations to study the health of birds across North America. Armed with this information, groups like Ontario Nature can set priorities for bird conservation. Counts in the 1980s revealed a drastic decline in the number of American black ducks, triggering much-needed conservation initiatives. “With the Christmas Bird
Counts, citizen scientists are effectively tracking bird populations and ranges,” says John Urquhart, Ontario Nature’s conservation science manager. “This is a cost-effective way for conservation organizations to identify trends so we can undertake conservation work where it’s needed most.” The Christmas Bird Count tradition dates back to 1900 when American ornithologist, Frank Chapman, suggested an alternative to the once popular annual Christmas hunt where teams competed to see who could shoot the most birds and small game. Chapman proposed that people record - rather than shoot - birds. That first year, 27 people counted birds at 25 locations. Last year, an astounding 63,000 volunteers counted more than 60 million birds.
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Flu makes an appearance in Eastern Ontario EMC news – Area health units have reported cases of influenza in the area west and south of Ottawa. Health officials are taking the flu outbreak, even if it is limited to this point, seriously. Influenza (the flu) is a serious viral illness that results in a combination of fever, cough, headache, muscle soreness, sore throat and stuffy nose, and can lead to pneumonia, they note. It can also make other illnesses worse, especially those that affect the lungs and heart.
“Influenza spreads very easily from an infected person to others through coughing and sneezing,” said Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “Avoid contact with those who are infected and wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading the virus. Those who are ill should stay home, clean their hands frequently and cover their coughs and sneezes.” Influenza is also spread by direct contact
vaccine. The flu shot cannot give you influenza because it does not contain live virus, health officials stress. Antiviral medication can reduce the severity of influenza. Therefore, those who are very ill with the symptoms of influenza, particularly individuals who have a chronic disease, should seek medical advice early. For more information on influenza or the flu vaccine, visit www.healthunit.org or call your local health unit.
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of our pub dinning tables or at the bar. Drop by for drinks after work. Meet for a cozy dinner. Gather around the bar and enjoy your neighbourhood pub.” The pub will open its doors Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to drop by and help celebrate at the pub’s Wednesday wing night special and live entertainment starting at 8 p.m. performed by one of Arnprior’s favourite musical acts, Brent Dickie and Brodie Armstrong. The pub is planning to have a great line-up of live entertainment all weekend featuring the talented Julie Corrigan with special guest Friday night at 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday another Arnprior favourite, The Working Class Band, also playing at 9:30 p.m. The pub will be open every Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. until close, and on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Patrons can check out the daily specials on Facebook for information and updates at the facebook account The John St. Pub. “We seek customer satisfaction and aim to be the best at what we do,” concludes Xidous. “A warm welcome awaits you.”
Optima installed new signage at The John St. Pub Wednesday afternoon.
EMC business – Arnprior has a new neighbourhood pub. The John St. Pub will open Wednesday, Dec. 19 above the Steve and Dennis Family Restaurant in downtown Arnprior. The Xidous family has turned the former Exciters Night Club into a pub. Jimmy Xidous contends that a pub is state of mind, “and that alone sets it apart from any other eating and drinking establishment.” The John St. Pub is proud to offer a relaxed and welcoming pub, where good food, affordable prices, and great conversations all come together. The John St. Pub is a great place to come with friends to watch your favourite sporting events and UFC fights on one of its 50-inch LED HDTVs, “so you don’t miss a second of action and cheering on your favourite teams,” he says. The pub also features a giant 113-inch HDTV projector screen for special sporting events, to enhance sports viewing. It allows viewers to see the games as they are meant to be seen in high definition, said Xidous. With a traditional pub setting, warm colours, comfortable seating, cozy fireplace and live entertainment three
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VYDON ACRES Estate Lots 5158 Loggers Way Mature trees grace this 2 acre country lot with backyard pond in Vydon Acres. Executive 2 storey 3 bedroom home offers 3 baths, custom kitchen with the warmth of dark cabinetry - traditional dining room - kitchen with family room - attached 2 car garage plus many other features. Located 25 minutes west of Scotiabank Place and 10 minutes east of historic Arnprior.
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Executive 2 bedroom split level home on estate lot in Vydon Acres. Master bedroom features 4 pc ensuite with large walk-in closet. Cream cabinetry in kitchen with hardwood ﬂooring in Kitchen, living and dining areas. 2 car attached garage with inside entry into the main and lower levels. Located 25 minutes west of Scotiabank Place and 10 minutes east of historic Arnprior
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Veteran municipal politician excited about new warden responsibilities Steve Newman Steve.email@example.com
New Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon with Raye-Anne Briscoe and Jack Wilson, who nominated the Greater Madawaska mayor for the position.
Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon was sworn in as Renfrew County Warden Tuesday. Now that Emon is stepping into the limelight as county warden, he says there are a few big issues. But whatever the challenge, Emon says heâ€™s excited about the opportunity. â€œIâ€™m actually very excited because I like to learn. And I like to meet people,â€? he says, noting heâ€™s determined to see the Eastern Ontario Regional Network broadband project completed. Itâ€™s supposed to provide high-speed Internet to about 95 per cent of the county by late 2013. â€œI think the goal has to be 100 per cent coverage,â€? insists Emon of the need to ďŹ ll in the remaining gaps. â€œItâ€™s a necessary household tool as well as a business tool,â€? says Emon, â€œbecause each level of government and service is moving toward more and more involvement and dependence on electronic contact with their customers and patients.â€? Not the least of his challenges as warden, adds Emon, is the need to continue to push for the four-laning of Highway 17 well beyond Arnprior, for reasons that certainly include economic development. Other challenges and focuses as warden, he says, will be to ensure the footprint of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa remains strong, and that support continues for the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, the tourism arm for the County of Renfrew. Given that the county has lost one railway and appears
destined to lose another, and that $160 million is now spent each year by Renfrew County visitors, Emon says OVTAâ€™s work is crucial to the countyâ€™s economic well-being.
Meanwhile, Emon says life at home is different, but the same. The same, because there are regular questions for him and wife Alanna from their only child, six-year-old daughter Lily. â€œItâ€™s just fun all the time,â€? says Emon, who drives her to school weekday mornings. â€œQuestions from Lily make me think all the time â€ŚYouâ€™re teaching them (kids) all the time and theyâ€™re teaching you.â€? Also, a job change helped Emon tackle the demands of parenthood and municipal politics. After staying home for the second year of Lilyâ€™s life, he left Family and Children Services, to take a parttime job as a crisis worker in mid-2007 with Pembroke Regional Hospitalâ€™s community mental health team. Itâ€™s all about matching resources to needs, he says. â€œThatâ€™s what I think politics is, bettering the community and the people in it,â€? explains Emon. â€œAnd you should be able to do that without partisan heckling and posturing. And thatâ€™s the most disappointing thing for me when I look at the federal and provincial system. â€œThatâ€™s why I enjoy municipal and local politics, because you get a true sense of what the issues are, and what the possibilities are to resolve them. And youâ€™re free to fashion a plan to do so.â€? Overall, Emonâ€™s not complaining. â€œIâ€™m very happy with where my life is,â€? he says. â€œMy marriage is great. I have an awesome daughter and good support from my extended family. And I really like my community and the people in it. I like my job, and the people I work with are great. â€œAnd politically, Iâ€™m engaged, and interested in what Iâ€™m doing and getting some results.â€?
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EMC news - Life didnâ€™t take Peter Emon where he anticipated. Now 52, and having just entered his ďŹ rst of year as Renfrew County warden, heâ€™s busy but happy. Happy with family life. Happy with his work in the health care sector. And happy to face present and new challenges as the new warden. But in May 1979, while driving back from the formal at Renfrew Collegiate Institute, life took a terrible turn for the Calabogie native. The Grade 13 student was driving along Calabogie Road when he fell asleep, his car rolled down an embankment, and he broke his neck. He had anticipated studying business, with a focus on sports administration, and playing football, perhaps at Wilfrid Laurier University or the University of Western Ontario. â€œBut once I broke my neck, it was pretty clear I wasnâ€™t going to be able to continue to play hockey and football, and live that kind of lifestyle,â€? recalls Emon, who thought he might coach or work in sports management. At the Ottawa Civic Hospital, he had vertebraes C3 and C4 fused, part of one toe amputated, and metal spikes inserted in his right shoulder. â€œThe accident left me with general weakness on my left side, but there were serious concerns at the time that I would never walk again.â€? But he did walk again, and conversations with social workers and rehab workers convinced him he had the ability and skills to help other people. Initially, Emon thought he might do work related to spinal-cord injuries. However, while studying for his social work degree at the University of Windsor, he worked four years as a summer student with Renfrew County Family and Childrenâ€™s Services (FCS).
He was increasingly convinced this was his career direction, after taking schoolyear placements with a counselling agency and delivering food vouchers in a low-income neighbourhood of Detroit. Emon says the work â€œshowed me not everyone can be treated the same way. You canâ€™t take the cookie-cutter approach.â€? Coincidentally, he started developing that philosophy in concert with his FCS work and with a foray into municipal politics. He began full-time work with Renfrew County Family and Childrenâ€™s Services in 1989, a year after he had taken political baby steps when elected to Bagot and BlythďŹ eld Township council. He has been elected every subsequent term while representing either Bagot & BlythďŹ eld, Bagot, BlythďŹ eld & Brougham, or Greater Madawaska. Through those 24 years in municipal politics, he has worked under council heads JR Easton, Barry Moran, Jack Frost, Paul Doyle and Isobel Kristijan. Of those, he says he fondly remembers â€œlegendary discussionsâ€? with Doyle, whom he said was challenging, interesting and humorous. Mentors for Emon in the political arena include Moran, a current Justice of the Peace and a fellow veteran of the Calabogie Lions Club. Another was Eldon Pennock, the former deputy-reeve for Bagot & BlythďŹ eld and Greater Madawaska. â€œHe worked constantly,â€? he says of Pennock. â€œHe applied common sense and fashioned good results. He was always talking about what had to be done next, and he never wanted recognition. And if he was going to change his mind about something, heâ€™d tell you beforehand. He was a wise man.â€? Moran, who served a term as Renfrew County warden, encouraged Emon to run for municipal ofďŹ ce and to â€œthink outside the boxâ€? when necessary.
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Rees sentenced to almost five years Convicted drunk driver sent to prison for death of young West Carleton mother of twins Derek Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news – The drunk driver who killed a young mother near a Constance Bay bar last March will face almost five years in prison.
Jeremy Rees sat impassively in the prison’s box with head hung low as Justice Celine Dorval handed down the sentence on Dec. 10: four years of imprisonment for impaired driving causing death; 11 months and 18 days for
failure to remain at the scene; followed by a driver’s licence suspension of 10 years. The crown asked for six years; the defence for three or four. The Vance family indicated to media that they are fine
TOWN OF ARNPRIOR NOTICE OF COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO PASS AN AMENDING BY-LAW TO REMOVE A HOLDING SYMBOL PART LOT 5, CONCESSION B CALLAHAN FARM SUBDIVISION PHASE I TOWN OF ARNPRIOR TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Arnprior intends to pass a By-law under Section 36 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, to remove the holding provisions from the lands zoned for the development of a Plan of Subdivision known as the Callahan Farm Subdivision – Phase 1, being Part of Lot 5, Concession B, as shown on the attached key plan, from Residential One – holding (R1-h), Residential One – Exception Twenty Seven - holding (R1-E27-h), Residential One – Exception Twenty Eight – holding (R1-E28-h), Residential Three - holding (R3-h) and Open Space One – holding (OS1-h) to Residential One (R1), Residential One – Exception Twenty Seven (R1-E27), Residential One – Exception Twenty Eight (R1-E28), Residential Three (R3) and Open Space One (OS1). The purpose of the amendment is to remove the “Holding” symbol from the said lands to permit the development of the ﬁrst phase of the residential subdivision. The holding symbol was placed on the land pending the review and approval of plans, studies and reports related to the proposed development and the entering into of a Subdivision Agreement to develop these lands. The holding symbol will be removed from the lands to allow development to proceed. The Council of the Corporation of the Town of Arnprior shall consider the proposed amending by-law not earlier than at its meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall, Council Chambers, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior Ontario. ANY PERSON OR AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE may attend the said Council meeting at which the amending by-law is considered and/or make written or verbal representation with in support or opposition to the proposed by-law. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the by-law is available for inspection during regular ofﬁce hours at the Town Hall, or by contacting Robin Smith, Planner, at (613)623-4231 ext. 223 or email@example.com. Dated at the Town of Arnprior this 13th day of December, 2012. KEY PLAN:
Maureen Spratt, Clerk 105 Elgin Street West Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8 1213.R0011813137
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with the judge’s sentence, but declined further comment. Twenty-six-year-old Erin Vance was struck by Rees’ car and flung some 32 metres away in the early morning hours of March 18. She was declared dead soon after. Rees fled the scene, turning himself in to police on March 19. Figuring into Dorval’s decision was that Rees had been partying at various locations with friends all that day, St. Patrick’s Day, and didn’t seem fazed at the time. “The group was drinking and driving all day,” Dorval said. “Notwithstanding the constant and significant publicity with respect to drinking and driving, the attitude displayed is that of total disregard for the dangers created by impaired driving.” The judge said the aggravating factors in the case included: • The accused had been drinking continually more than 12 hours when he chose to drive; • There was an open can of beer within reach of the driver’s seat; • His driving record includes a careless driving conviction that he blew a ‘warning’ level for alcohol in his system; • He was speeding while drunk; • He failed to remain at the scene in order to avoid analysis of his blood alcohol concentration; • The accused caused the death of mother of two young children. The mitigating factors were: • The plea of guilt; • The genuine remorse of Rees; • His age; • His admission of guilt upon turning himself in to police; • His potential for rehabilitation is significant given the support of his family. Dorval’s decision detailed that fateful day. Rees, along with friends Justin and Jason Hammond started drinking beer and mud bogging in the afternoon, before heading to The Point Lounge in Constance Bay. Vance, a friend of Justin Hammond, was there drinking. At 1:30 a.m. Rees left with Jason and was spotted driving aggressively; Vance stayed with Justin before the two began walking toward his home. “They were walking along the south shoulder of Bayview Drive, well off the roadway, they noticed a car driving eastbound at a high rate of speed. Jeremy Rees was driving this vehicle,” Dorval said, adding that the roads were damp and the weather overcast with a light fog. As he came out of a curve in the road he lost control of his vehicle, she continued, and his vehicle went off the roadway: it narrowly missed
Justin, but hit Vance. Rees’ vehicle continued across the front lawns of four different homes, driving off road for 89 metres, over trees, shrubs, posts, and a cable box before coming to rest. “Justin Hammond could not see Ms. Vance and believed she may be trapped to the car. He ran to the vehicle. Mr. Rees exited the vehicle,” Dorval said. “Witnesses were arriving on scene as others who had been at the bar were also walking along the same route. Ms. Vance’s body was found but she was unresponsive. Her personal items scattered around the area. When one witness, Ms. Lefebvre called 911, she asked Mr. Rees if he had struck Ms. Vance and he admitted he had.” Justin, after learning what happened, confronted Rees, punched him, and threw him on the ground. Another witness separated them and escorted Hammond down the road. “Another witness had noted that both men appeared intoxicated; they both had glassy eyes, slurred speech, slow motions and reactions and both were stumbling and tripping,” Dorval said. “Jeremy Rees left the scene on foot.” Police showed up twice at his address, but his girlfriend said she hadn’t heard from him. On a third visit, at 6:30 a.m., she was “distraught” and knew why they were looking for him. He turned himself in the next day. FLED TO RENFREW
“The accused admitted that he had consumed too much alcohol to be driving and that there are many details of the night that he could not remember as the night was a ‘blur.’” He said he remembered driving too fast along Bayview Drive and “playing with his stereo” and lost control. He fled home through fields, changed clothes, and hitchhiked to his mother’s in Renfrew. Rees’ vehicle was searched. There was a cooler in the back seat of the vehicle with 26 cans/bottles of beer and one can of Molson Canadian beer was found in the centre console of the car, Dorval said. It was half full. Rees, who turned 24 this week, has a prior conviction for possession of marijuana or another schedule II substance. After getting his licence in 2005, Rees was stopped in June for driving without a qualified driver, was convicted and suspended. In November that year, he was again driving without a qualified driver, convicted, and again suspended. “He had his first collision in 2006 although no charges were laid,” Dorval said. “In July 2008 he was charged with careless driv-
ing following a motor vehicle accident. On that occasion, he was required to provide a sample of his breath in an approved screening device. The result was ‘warn’ which means that he had a blood alcohol concentration in the range of 50 to 11 mgs.” He has been convicted of speeding on three occasions since. Rees dropped out of a high school in 2007, but has since obtained his diploma. He is said to enjoy a positive relationship within his family, and is interested in pursuing a career in the trades to employ skills he learned on his family’s farm, Dorval said. He quit working at Dewmont Stables in July 2012, and has since been unemployed. “Mr. Rees was described as an honest, trustworthy, caring and helpful individual. He has shown remorse for his actions,” Dorval said. “He is ashamed, embarrassed and self-conscious and has retreated at home, and spends most of his time alone in his room. Although he has experienced suicidal ideations, he stated that he would not act on them as he would not want to hurt his family more than he already has.” IMPACT ON FAMILY
Vance’s twin five-year-old boys are insecure and fear the loss of their grandparents, Dorval said. “Her two sons have been deprived of the unconditional love of their mother. The impact of this loss on their lives cannot be measured now or ever, but can only be described as devastating and life altering.” Her parents are left to live with the loss of a daughter in addition to raising her two sons. They are now primary caregivers again when they should be contemplating retirement, she said. “Erin’s brother John Vance describes how he has lost his enjoyment of life since the death of his sister. He has lost focus, and feels anxious constantly. He has lost the feeling of peace one enjoys in entering one’s family home and describes that entering his parents’ residence is now a source of grief and anxiety.” He has lost faith in people’s ability to make choices with regard to others and as a result feels angry and disgusted with strangers, Dorval said. He has isolated himself as he has lost faith in normal social interactions. “John has lost his only sibling: that loss will remain significant throughout his life.” Dorval concluded that society lost a strong young woman who chose to parent at a young age; and that she was a hardworking person who was moving toward independence. “Despite her responsible decision not to drive on March 17, 2012 she was deprived of her life.”
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Dump truck driver, company charged after fatal crash 17 in the Haley Station area on June 27 that claimed the life of a nurse driving to work at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. The driver of a dump truck and the company have been charged with several offences under the Highway Trafﬁc
Act. Police report Greenwood Paving of Laurentian Valley was charged with having an improper braking system in a commercial motor vehicle, failing to ensure performance standards are met, driving a commercial motor vehicle
Phone fraudsters still finding victims EMC news – The OPP is warning people to be cautious at this time of year, as fraudsters have recently used the ‘emergency’ scam locally. In a typical scenario, you receive a phone call from a con-artist claiming to be a relative. The caller goes on to say they are in some kind of trouble and need money immediately. They often report either being in a car accident, having trouble returning from a foreign country or needing bail money. They claim to be embarrassed and ask you not to tell anyone about it. A victim sent $1,800 to Montreal last week, and after the fraudster called again and request-
ed a further $2,300, the victim reported the incident to police. If you receive a call of this nature, the OPP ask you discuss it with someone you trust prior to sending cash, or call the police. Report phone frauds to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca. MAN LURKING
Renfrew OPP were called about a suspicious male observed on Nieman Drive in McNabBraeside on Friday, Dec. 7 in the afternoon. A neighbour reports a shed door was opened but nothing was stolen.
LCBO raising funds for MADD Canada in December EMC news - The public can help support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada by making a donation this month at the Arnprior and other LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for MADD Canada are being displayed at LCBO checkout counters until Jan. 5. As part of LCBO’s annual Giving Back In Our Community campaign, customer service representatives will also invite customers to add a $2, $5 or $10 donation to their purchase. LCBO’s Giving Back In Our Community campaign raises funds for MADD Canada and Ontario’s four children’s hospitals: SickKids Foundation, McMaster Children’s Hospital, CHEO Foundation and Children’s Health Foundation. The funds raised for MADD Canada support its School Assembly Program, a ﬁlm and inclass curriculum guide that educates students about the risks of impaired driving. The compelling ﬁlm features a combination of a ﬁctional storyline and testimonials from real-life victims of impaired driving. The goal of the program is to encourage students to make responsible choices and not drink or take drugs and drive or ride along with someone who has.
“Thanks to the LCBO’s network of stores across the province, the commitment of its employees and the generosity of its customers, MADD Canada is reaching more Ontario students than ever before,” said MADD Canada National President Denise Dubyk. “Our School Assembly Program provides realistic and impactful education on impaired driving, and gives young people the knowledge and motivation they need to make safe and sober driving choices. It’s a message that saves lives, and we are deeply grateful to the LCBO, its employees and its customers for helping ensure this message reaches Ontario students.” “We are proud to partner again with MADD Canada for the annual Giving Back In Our Community campaign,” says LCBO CEO Bob Peter. “Our customers and staff are truly concerned about the safety of youth in communities across Ontario. Thanks to our generous customers, we raised a new record $1.27 million last December,” he said. “As a result, 900 presentations of MADD Canada’s School Assembly Program will be delivered to more than half a million students at no cost to the schools. Through this program, we can empower young people to make responsible choices and help prevent impaired driving.”
Township of McNab / Braeside Municipal Ofﬁce & Holiday Schedule December 24th, 25th & 26th – Ofﬁce Closed December 31st & January 1st – Ofﬁce Closed Landﬁll Site Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day Garbage collection for December 25th & 26th will be on December 27th Garbage Collection for January 1st will be on January 2nd In case of emergency please contact the CAO/Clerk, Noreen Mellema – Home: 613-623-2937, Cell: 613-299-7641
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without a required inspection, driving a commercial motor vehicle with a major defect in it, and failing to maintain books and records. The 55-year-old driver of the dump truck was charged with careless driving, following too closely, driving a commercial motor vehicle without an inspection, driving a commercial motor vehicle with a major defect, and having an improper braking system in a commercial motor vehicle.
Greenwood Paving and the driver, who is from Petawawa, were both issued a summons to appear in provincial offences court in Renfrew on Jan. 25. OPP Constable David Ladd is led the investigation, with assistance from Technical Trafﬁc Collision investigators. The OPP responded to the crash at about 7:38 a.m. A black 2003 Honda Accord was eastbound when it was struck in the eastbound lane by a 1995 Ford dump truck
travelling westbound. The dump truck had attempted to stop for trafﬁc waiting to turn off the Hwy. 17 but, unable to stop, struck the back of a 2000 Western transport truck and trailer and veered into the eastbound lane striking the Honda. Jessica Fitzgerald, 32, of Pembroke was declared dead at the scene. The dump truck driver suffered minor injuries and the driver of the transport was not injured.
Town of Arnprior Waste Management 2012/2013 Holiday Schedule Garbage Collection Wednesday, December 26, 2012 collection moves AHEAD to Friday, December 28, 2012.
Recycle Collection Tuesday, December 25, 2012 collection moves AHEAD to Saturday, December 29, 2012.
Arnprior Waste Disposal Site • Monday, December 24, 2012 – OPEN 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Wednesday, December 26, 2012 – CLOSED • Monday, December 31, 2012 – OPEN 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Christmas trees may be disposed of during hours of operation until January 31, 2013 at the Arnprior Waste Disposal Site for FREE. Christmas trees WILL NOT be collected curb side. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY! Please see the Town of Arnprior’s website at www.arnprior.ca for additional information and updates
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EMC news – A Valley company is facing charges in the wake of a fatal crash on Highway 17 last summer. The Renfrew OPP reported Monday it has completed the investigation into the threevehicle collision on Highway
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Hospital entrance closed for 11 days EMC news - There are changes in store for visitors to Arnprior District Memorial Hospital. The hospital has announced that because of infrastructure work at the facility, the back entrance will be closed over Christmas. The area known as Public Entrance D will be off limits from this Monday, Dec. 17 to Thursday, Dec. 27. Patients and visitors may park at the front
of the building and use Outpatient Entrance B or Inpatient Entrance C, says the hospital’s manager of communications and fund development Wendy Knechtel. If people park at the back of the building they, will need to access the hospital via the emergency department, she explained. She thanks people for their understanding of the temporary arrangements made to help assist the construction work.
NOTICE TOWN OF ARNPRIOR In the matter of Section 34(12) of the Planning Act, the Town of Arnprior hereby gives NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING: A public meeting regarding zoning amendments required to permit the development of the plan of subdivision (47-T-11004). Subject Lands The Town of Arnprior has received application ZBL 3/11 for an amendment to Zoning By-law 4990-01, as amended, for the lands described as Part of Lots 3 and 4, Concession C, Arnprior, as shown on the attached Key Map.
Goalie Kyle Lamothe and Alex Serafini guard the Arnprior Packer net Sunday in action against the Metcalfe Jets at the Nick Smith Centre.
Public Meeting A public meeting to inform the public of the zoning amendments will be held: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior. Description of Application Effect of Zoning By-law Amendment – The proposed zoning amendment would realign the current zoning boundary lines to recognize the proposed layout of the draft plan of subdivision. Furthermore, an exemption for 18 of the proposed single detached dwelling lots to be zoned Residential One will permit the minimum frontage of the lots to be reduced from 15m to 10.67m. The amendment will further exempt the subject lands from the required setback from any Industrial zone. The lands will be subject to a ‘h’ (holding) symbol which will not be lifted, permitting development, until various requirements including approval of a development application, with appropriate studies in support being submitted and approved. Additional information related to the Zoning By-law amendment is available for inspection in the Planning Ofﬁce, Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, during regular ofﬁce hours. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the zoning amendment, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Arnprior to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the zoning amendment, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efﬁcient. Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Town to such persons as the Town sees ﬁt, including anyone requesting such information. Accordingly, in providing any such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process. Additional Information and Notiﬁcation of Decision If you wish to be notiﬁed of the decision or for further information, KEY PLAN: a written request must be submitted to: Maureen Spratt, Clerk, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 0A8 (613)623-4231
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Metcalfe’s Jordan Malette scores the clinching goal past Kyle Lamothe in the shootout Sunday to give the Jets a 4-3 win at the Nick Smith Centre.
Packers give up early lead, lose third straight John Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC sports - Ouch, that hurt. The Arnprior gave up a 3-0 lead on home ice to lose to 4-3 to Metcalfe Sunday. At least they salvaged a point from the weekend as the loss came in a shootout. The Packers were likely tired after losing a hard-fought game, also 4-3, to Almonte the night before. Arnprior pulled ahead 2-0 Sunday with goals half a minute apart in the first period by Corey Chaplin and Marc Shanks. The Packers pulled ahead in the first minute of the second period, as top scorer Jared Steege connected for is 29th goal of the campaign. However, Metcalfe got a boost from an unassisted goal by Ryan Pike half-way through the second. Before the period ended, they had pulled to within one with a Devon Docksteader goal. Metcalfe outshot Arnprior 20-9 in the period. The third stanza was much more even, but Derek Varrin pulled the Jets even with 4:34 left in the game. Joshua Gervais and Jordan Malette scored in the shootout for Metcalfe, while the Packer shooters were unable to solve Jets netminder Benoit Larocque. Both teams weren’t able to get their powerplays going, with the Packers going 0-5 and the Jets 0-8.
In Almonte Saturday, Arnprior received four power-plays to the Thunder’s 10, but again no extra strength goals were scored. The Packers had the early lead in that game too, with Reid Murphy and Eric Malloy giving Arnprior a 2-1 advantage after one period. However, Almonte tallied twice in the second period to take over the lead. The Thunder pulled ahead 4-2 early in the third. Brock Burge made it 4-3 with three minutes left, but it was too little, too late. Almonte outshot Arnprior 38-27. Lamothe played both games on the weekend, with local produce Mike Cheslock being the back-up. The Packers again play back-to-back games this week. They play Ottawa West away tonight (Thursday) in a 7:20 start, then follow up by hosting the division celler-dwellers, Shawville Pontiacs this Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. After a week off, Arnprior plays two more back-to-back games next weekend, in Perth Friday, Dec. 21 and Almonte Saturday, Dec. 22. They follow that up with their third game in three nights by hosting arch-rival Renfrew Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. The Packers end 2012 with a home game Friday, Dec. 28 against Almonte at 8 p.m. The Packers are tied for third in the Valley Division with Renfrew, two points behind Stittsville and 10 back of Perth.
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High school basketball, volleyball seasons put on hold John Carter email@example.com
The basketball and volleyball seasons for the Arnprior District High School Redmen have ended almost as soon as they started. The decision by secondary school teachers to stop participating in all extra-curricular activities beginning Monday to protest Bill 115 means the sports seasons have been put on hold. All games this and next week were cancelled. It was an especially disappointing for the development for the ADHS senior boys basketball team, which with nine returning players is a strong favourite to win another Renfrew County championship and do well in the Eastern Ontario tournament, and maybe even qualify for the Ontario title tournament. However, Upper Ottawa High School athletic association ofďŹ cials are holding out hope the season can resume in the new year. The schedule on the website still lists games starting Jan. 8 in the hopes that a resolution will be ďŹ nalized by then between the provincial government and teachers. The ADHS Senior Redmen were off to an impressive 2-0 start when the season ended. Arnprior rolled over St. Josephâ€™s of Renfrew 88-24 Dec. 6 on its home court. Andrew MacAulay led the way with 24 points and Mike Schoveller added 23. On Dec. 4, ADHS again hit for 88 points in an 88-43 win at RCI. Jaeger Prot led the Redmen with 18 points, while Brad Kasoboski had 13 and Shoveller added 10. The Senior Redmen also showed they could play with some of the top teams in the province with a strong showing at a tournament at Laurentian University in Sudbury two weekends ago. The team was competitive in the ďŹ rst three games before running out of gas after playing four games in 25 hours.
The Junior Redmen had had mixed results in the ďŹ rst week of the season. ADHS beat St. Joeâ€™s 46-29 as Brody Flegal had 18 points and Evan Schriver eight. EADY TRADITION
In the four years of the annual Eady Tradition senior boys basketball doubleheader involving the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders and Arnprior District High School Redmen, neither school has been able to boast a sweep. That tradition certainly remained intact at this yearâ€™s Eady event in RCIâ€™s Grant Gymnasium Dec. 4. The Raiders rolled past the Redmen 40-18 in the junior clash, but it was Arnprior equally as dominant in the senior confrontation as they rode to a 88-43 verdict over RCI. In previous years, the Eady Tradition was made up of a pair of pre-season games. In 2009 and 2010 the Redmen won the junior game while the Raiders captured the senior contest. RCI won the junior game and Arnprior the senior match-up in 2011, as was the case this year. The boys hoops doubleheader honours retired coach/teacher Gord Eadyâ€™s contribution to RCI and ADHS athletics. â€œThis will be the ďŹ rst year that the games mean something in terms of league standings as the boys basketball league has been realigned with north and south divisions,â€? Senior Raiders coach Adam Noack said prior of this yearâ€™s games. â€œThe Eady Tradition is an annual set of games between ADHS and RCI that honours Coach Eadyâ€™s unparalleled commitment to secondary school athletics and extracurriculars.â€? Unfortunately for both schools, and the rest of the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association, the 2012-13 season may be a short one. With files from Peter Clark
ADHS senior Redman Mike Shoveller towers above teammates and the competition during a game last week versus the St. Josephâ€™s Catholic School Jaguars. Arnprior prevailed 88-24.
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Scoreboard fundraisers recognized The volunteer committee that was instrumental in fundraising so the Arnprior District High School football teams could have a new scoreboard at the Oattes Field were guests of honour at the Senior Redmen’s Renfrew County championship game. The scoreboard arrived in mid-season and “is working fabulously,” the committee was told. Above, the Redmen pose with the scoreboard after their 20-6 win over Mackenzie in the title game. Left, some of the committee members after the game, including Steve Prot, Tony and Dawn Andrews and Wendy Mayhew. The volunteers organized garage sales, a door-to-door canvass, pogo sales, sticker sales, donation tables and fixed and painted the bleaches to help raise money for the scoreboard. Some of the main contributors to the cause were Greg Townley, Andy and Beryl Andrews, Carmell Miller, Andre Mainville, Home Hardware RONA, Mark Materick, Cindy Materick, Marlene Miller, Connie Wieland, Cindy Kirby, Lida Wilhelm, Ed Carron, Marc and Linda Scheel, McEwan Homes, Ed Murphy, Steve Prot, Pauline Miller, Brittle Printing, Arnprior Aerospace Union, Neil Farmer, Lalonde Construction, Ricky Sullivan, Ken Karebye, Doug Mann, Doug LaFarge, Rex Zimmerling, Kevin MacLean, Clint Duff, Steve Hudson, Phil Kysinski, Safe Bore, Mobility Lab, Jesse Andrews, Tony Andrews, Cindy Materick, Bert Firlotte, Wendy Mayhew, Al Luimes, Barb Whitelock, Cassandra Cavanagh, Jeff Kargus, Tasha Smith, John Byers, Tracey Hoskin, Marilynn Parker, Steve Blimkie, Kim Miller, Susan Bastien , Karen Lalonde,. Blaire Lentz, Kelly Rintoul, and the Junior and Senior Redmen.
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Aces hockey team holding food bank drive Saturday during special ‘Aces Day’ EMC sports - The Upper Ottawa Valley Aces Hockey Association is hosting its first annual ‘Aces Day’ in Arnprior this Saturday, Dec. 15. Aces Day is meant to be a showcase for AA hockey in the Valley with each of the Aces seven teams playing. The Aces organization are using Aces Day as an opportunity to give back to the communities that so graciously support its players during the season. This year, the Aces have decided to support the Arnprior and District Food Bank. Playing AA hockey is definitely a privilege, one that not all families can afford. So, the Aces would like to ask all of the friends and extended families of the Aces teams and of the Ottawa Sting, the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings and the Seaway Valley Rapids to support the Arnprior and District Food Bank’s Christmas food drive. The food bank is looking for a wide variety of non-perishable food items and specifically food, diapers and formula to support young mothers and their families. If everyone brings just a few items, it could create a mountain of food to support those less fortunate than ourselves. “Please look for the food bank’s display as you enter the arena,” say Aces officials. Saturday’s schedule at the Nick Smith Centre is as follows: Major Bantam vs. Rideau St. Lawrence Kings, 10 a.m.; Major Atom vs. Rideau St. Lawrence Kings, 10:30 a.m.; Minor Midget vs. Seaway Valley Rapids, 12 p.m.; Minor Peewee vs. Seaway Valley Rapids, 12 p.m.; Major Peewee vs. Seaway Valley Rapids, 1:30 p.m.; Major Midget vs. Ottawa Sting, 2 p.m.; Minor Bantam vs. Ottawa Sting, 3 p.m. “Merry Christmas from the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces.”
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Devils deliver The Arnprior-McNab Ringette Association held its 15th annual tournament last weekend. Devils teammates Lindsay Frechette, left, and Sarah Couture watch a downed West Ottawa player during their game Sunday afternoon. Arnprior’s U16 team won the tournament; the U14 team finished second; the U12’s finished in first; the U9’s came in third place.
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EMC news – Memories for the Woermke family shone as brightly as the tree lights last Friday at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital. Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) hosted its 13th annual tree-lighting ceremony in front of the hospital with the family of long-time hospital backer and trustee Irvin Woermke having the honour of turning on the Christmas lights. While Woermke’s daughter, Valerie, and her husband Richard Wereley actually pushed the button to activate the lights, the centre of attention was special guest of honour Dorcas Woermke. Irvin’s widow, a resident at the Grove Nursing Home, braved the cold wet evening to attend the ceremony in a wheelchair. Several friends came by to offer well-wishes when the 85-year-old arrived and she helped lead the countdown to the lighting. Valerie Wereley said the ceremony was a “very fitting” tribute to her father. Although he shied away from the spotlight, “I know dad would be very happy,” she said. “The hospital was so dear to his heart … he took (serving on the board) very seriously.” She said the family has many “wonderful memories” of her father and the ceremony added to them. Irvin Woermke served on the hospital board for more than four decades after returning from military service in the Second World War. He was a driving force behind the building of the Grove Nursing Home because he felt seniors should be able to stay in their community, Valerie said. As it turned out, he was living there when he passed away last December and his wife has been a resident for the past eight years. Irvin Woermke was also actively involved in school and church affairs, as well as being a devoted family man. He was named Arnprior’s Senior of the Year two years ago. “He loved serving his community … he felt it was something he should do,” said Valerie. While the rain made for a chilly tree-lighting, more than 100 people showed up for the event. Christmas campaign chair Lori Van Wyk thanked those attending, particularly people who had paid tribute to a loved one by making a donation to the hospital to have a bulb lit. “I’m sure each of them would be proud to be remembered in this way,” she said. She also thanked all the sponsors of the event. Her comments were echoed by ARH CEO Eric Hanna. “We are so happy many of you were able to make it,” he said. Van Wyk noted the 13 tree lightings have raised more than $160,000 for the Partners in Caring campaign. Santa Claus arrived on an Arnprior fire truck, went through the crowd to the delight of youngsters and stayed around for photographs. Local realtor Ted Kelly announced the winners of his Christmas decorating contest, which also raised funds for the hospital. Darlene Thibault and Lee Hodgkinson of Smokey Rose and Suzana McNeil led the throng in Christmas carols. Thanks to sponsors, there were hot dogs, hot chocolate and Timbits to help take off the chill. So far the tree-lighting campaign has raised $25,000 toward the goal of $42,000 to buy a gastroscope for the hospital’s operating room. Acquiring the stomach screening tool would be a upgrade of equipment the hospital has now. People can still contribute to the Christmas tree-lighting campaign by calling the hospital or visiting www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca.
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The family of the late Irvin Woermke had the honour of turning on the Christmas tree lights at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital last Friday. Taking part were Irvin’s widow, Dorcas, surrounded by her grandson Matthew and wife Allison Rabideau, daughter Valerie Wereley and husband Richard, and grand-daughter Kristin Woermke.
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Pulling for the United Way JOHN CARTER/METROLAND
New Flyer Industries manager Colin Hooper presents Arnprior District High School senior football player Ryan Kargus and his teammates the trophy for winning this year’s bus pull fundraiser for the Renfrew County United Way. The innovative event attracted a number of teams testing their strength at the company’s Arnprior plant Oct. 17. The Redmen football players came from behind to win the contest. Looking on are Cathi Fairfield, one of the Arnprior area representatives on the United Way board, and Shannon Laughlan, an employee of New Flyer Industries and a main organizer of the event. PHOTOS BY JOHN CARTER/METROLAND
As the ADHS Redmen football players watch before a recent game, Colin Hooper and Shannon Laughlan of New Flyer Industries present $4,3881.89 to the United Way’s Cathi Fairfield. The money was raised in the company’s highly successful bus pull. The Renfrew County United Way, which is still short of its $500,000 goal, has extended its campaign to Dec. 31 so workplaces that sponsor internal payroll deduction campaigns can complete their activities and other potential donors have more time to come forward their contributions prior to year-end. The Campaign Touchdown celebration will be Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pembroke Legion Hall. Dance to the music of Gypsy Routes.
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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 Budget. The budget documents can be accessed online at missippimills.ca or by contacting the Treasurer, Rhonda Whitmarsh at rwhitmarsh@ mississippimills.ca or 613-256-2064, ext. 262. Date and Time: Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 6 p.m. Location: Council Chambers, Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road
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Galilee Christmas Sara Rodger of Braeside displays her painting of the Galetta train crossing and other works at Galilee Centreâ€™s Christmas celebration on Dec. 9. Rodger, along with other members of Arnprior and Beyond Art group joined Main Street Music entertainers and those offering a Dickens reading at the event.
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EMC lifestyle â€“ December is the month of giving and gracious receiving. This week saw a switch in sides as the Legion received a Christmas gift. Wilma Stewart, chair of the weekly euchre games and also organizer of three fall euchre tour-
naments, donated the profits of over $1,000 from the tournaments to the Legion. The Golden Valley Seniors supported the tournament by supplying lunch for everyone at the three tournaments. President of Branch 174 Royal Canadian Legion Harry Hereford received the cheque from Stewart at the Golden Valley Seniors annual Christmas dinner Sunday.
Valley Heritage Radio raised an impressive $10,546.81 at its four-hour Holly Jolly fundraiser for the Recovery Road program that helps to cover transportation costs for children needing medical services in the city. Above left, Dai Bassett and Art Jamieson encourage listeners to pledge their support. Among the many entertainers who donated their time was, at left, Peter Dawson. Above, Mya Lair poses with her grandpa Hubert Corriveau who played steel guitar on the Thomas Cavanagh stage at the community station on Burnstown Road Dec. 1.
Legion challenges Knights in euchre EMC lifestyle - Break up the winter blues and meet new friends at the Knights/Legion Euchre Challenge beginning this January. The Knights of Columbus face off against the Arnprior Legion Branch 174 in an event that is open to all euchre lovers in the community. The Legion, after taking a beating last year, is again challenging the Knights to see who will win bragging rights for this
season. Games rotate from the Legion to St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. The first game will be held on Friday, Jan. 4 at the Legion. Games then run Jan. 18 (parish hall), Feb. 1 (Legion), Feb. 15 (parish hall) and March 1 (Legion), before closing March 22 (parish hall). Competition registration is at 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7.
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EMC lifestyle â€“ â€˜Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The cats were all brushed and the doggies shaved and all were oh so well behaved. With a dusting of snow on the ground, the smell of pine from the Christmas tree (to pee on), eggnog and hot chocolate (to spill) and the smell of fresh cinnamon in the air you canâ€™t help but noticed itâ€™s Christmas. Although a beautiful time of year, it can also be a very dangerous one for your pets with so much tempting them from food to decorations. Although the decorations on the tree look like fun, they can be very dangerous. Some ornaments are made from glass. If ornaments fall off the tree and break, they can cut the pads on there feet and be fatal if swallowed. Tinsel is a beautiful addition to a Christmas tree. However, if swallowed it can cause major tummy problems not to mention the colourful bowel movements they produce. The Christmas tree itself can be a hazard. Make sure it is in a place that can be closed off because pets love to play in and around them.
IAN STUPP Getting tangled in the electrical cord and watching all of your hard work come crashing down is a site to see not to mention dangerous. Also be careful with the food. Chocolate contains Methylxanthines, Theobromine and Caffeine. If you believe your pet has ingested large amounts of chocolate, consult your veterinarian for more information. Onions and celery can also be a health concern for your pets. If you must include your pets in the merriment of the season, remember that chicken and turkey bones can cut up their stomachs. Chicken and turkey bones can also cause choking. Alcohol should not be given to your pets and if you
want to prevent stomach upset keep them away from rich, heavy foods. Treat them with a piece of meat, fat and skin removed and free of sauces and gravy. Youâ€™ll be happy, theyâ€™ll be happy and so will your carpets. Plants can be very dangerous as well. For example: Holly â€“ This ornamental plant is a common Christmas fixture. Holly has some of the same toxic components as chocolate. Mistletoe â€“ Is a very toxic Christmas decoration. Mistletoe can cause severe irritation of the digestive tract. Poinsettia â€“ Is minimally to moderately toxic. These are members of the spurge family. Ingestion of these leaves generally results in mild to moderate digestive upset. A PERSONAL MESSAGE
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Welcome to the new look Arnprior Scotiabank staff held an open house during the day and an after-hours get-together with invited guest Nov. 27 to celebrate the competition of renovations and show off the Christmas decorations at the branch at the historic corner of John Street and Madawaska Boulevard. The upgrading, which was completed in late September, makes for a more colourful and well-lit inside area. The work cleaned up both the inside and outside of the bank. It provides a more modern look, while remaining in keeping with the heritage character of the building. More glass has been added, along with an interior wall offering a welcome in many languages. Left, enjoying their new surroundings are staff, in front from left, Karen McNab, Zillah Briscoe, Jane Greencorn and Deana Delarge; and in back Mike Brydges, Mary-Ellen McCue, Chris Davis, Tanya Paul, Carol-Lynn Fifield, manager Stacey Kelly, Debbie Swant, Sudhir Khanna and Sheila Box. JOHN CARTER/METROLAND
Scotiabank gives back Left, Scotiabank employees in Arnprior got into the spirit of giving with an early present for the Arnprior and District Food Bank. Pictured with the donation of food, clockwise from left, are Carol-Lynn Fifield, Sudhir Khanna, Stacey Kelly, Mary-Ellen McCue, Jane Greencorn and Deana Delarge.
Zillah Briscoe, left, receives a $1,000 donation from Arnprior Scotiabank manager Stacey Kelly for the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce. The money from the bankâ€™s volunteer recognition program, recognizes Briscoeâ€™s service with the chamber, where she is past president. It will help fund chamber scholarships for local high school students. R0011800593
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EMC news - Gerald Tracey of Eganville, Reuben Stone of Cobden and members of the Physical Activity Network of Renfrew County have been celebrated as the ﬁrst winners of the Warden’s Community Service Awards. In chairing his ﬁnal session of county council Nov. 28, outgoing Warden Bob Sweet presented the awards that recognize individuals, businesses and organizations that make important contributions to their communities. Tracey, who is perhaps best known as publisher of the Eganville Leader newspaper, received the individual service award for his tireless work as a community volunteer. Tracey, 59, said he’s been involved as a volunteer since his early 20s, when he helped raise funds to send a Pikwakanagan citizen to Rome to meet the Pope. Over the years, he has been involved with numerous community projects, more recently as part of a 10-member committee to arrange support for Eganville middle-distance runner Melissa Bishop. These activities included a parade and homecoming after she competed at the 2012 Olympics in London. “It was a very emotional experience to be able to be part of Melissa’s dream,” Tracey told The Arnprior Chronicle Guide EMC. “It was a very humbling experience for everyone on the committee.” Yet, Tracey says two particular projects stand out, as the most rewarding during his storied history as a community volunteer. One happened in the early 2000s when he helped raise money to buy a van for Round Lake resident Kevin Cybulski who was crippled in a logging accident. The other was his fundraising efforts, as committee vice-chair, to help realize construction of the Fairﬁelds seniors residence in Eganville. “The pinnacle, the jewel of all jewels,” said Tracey, “was Fairﬁelds, and working with a dedicated group of people to build a home for seniors, to keep them in their community.” Tracey noted there are clearly many people deserving of the warden’s individual community service award. “I appreciate that someone thought I was worthy. It’s nice to be recognized, but I don’t do things to get recognized,” he said. “My philosophy is, if you can’t leave the world a better place than when you came into it, what’s the point of being here. It’s incumbent on everyone to leave something, to make the world a better place.” As a long-time volunteer, Tracey said he has enjoyed the project challenges and the opportunity to be surrounded by likeminded people. In summarizing Tracey’s involvement, Renfrew County CAO Jim Hutton cited a list that included the Eganville centennial
Gerald Tracey is joined by his wife, Wanda, after receiving the 2012 Warden’s Community Service Award for an individual. Making the presentation is Warden Bob Sweet. committee from 1988-91, fundraising for the St. James Catholic Church bell tower after the 1995 ﬁre, and serving on the board of directors for the Renfrew-based Mackay Manor. The Warden’s Community Service Award for a business went to Reuben Stone of Valley Bio. Stone, who grew up in Micksburg and now lives in Cobden, runs one of Ontario’s fastest-growing industrial hemp businesses. Stone’s business also includes a seed and grain conditioning facility that opened last spring. He has also won the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 young entrepreneur award and the 2009 Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. HEMP FARMER HONOURED
Hutton described Stone as a proud fourth-generation farmer in Lower Stafford who has “demonstrated a true commitment to preserving farming in the area, researching and planting different crops, and accessing national and international markets for grain and oil products to revitalize his family farm and develop his corporate business.” “I think we’re just getting started, but it’s nice that this award has gone to an agricultural business in the county,” said Stone, 27. “I am a pretty staunch supporter of agriculture and what it can do economically for the area, and what we can develop here and value-add.” Valley Bio’s products include non-traditional commodities. “We do everything from seed genetics … all the way up to container exports (including gluten-free oats, buckwheat, rye and peas),” said Stone. Meanwhile, hemp remains a major fo-
cus of the business. “Hemp’s an interesting crop. We have a captive and very-quickly growing market. The demand for hemp is expanding 50 per cent a year, and we’re looking to produce very high-quality food products, and ﬁbre and energy all from the same acreage at the same time.” Stone says he hopes Bio Valley and fellow agriculture-based businesses continue to be “innovative and create a lot of new products to serve the community and Canadian society, and feed the world.” NOT-FOR-PROFIT WINNER
The Warden’s Community Service Award for a not-for-proﬁt group went to the Physical Activity Network – Renfrew County. Founded in 2008, PAN-RC is a collaborative body whose 150 member individuals and organizations work to improve access to physical activity. “I hope the award increases public awareness around the importance of physical activity and improving the environment in the communities that we live in, so that everybody has access to healthier choices,” said Physical Activity Network chair Shawna Babcock. “The key pieces, in terms of success,” she said, “have been our collaborative development with the County of Renfrew and the Active Transportation Strategy, and also our work around accessibility for recreation, in the built and the natural environment, to make sure everyone is able to participate fully in physical activity.” Hard lobbying isn’t the goal, says Babcock, but rather working “with municipalities to support them, to ensure our roads, our recreation, our culture, our heritage, is always focused around building healthier communities.”
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EMC news â€“ The Arnprior ontrac office is inviting the public and employers to drop by Wednesday, Dec. 19 to take a festive look at services it provides job seekers. The open house and employer appreciation event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Kenwood Corporate Centre.
Visitors can meet one-on-one with ontrac counsellors in information sessions to discuss the agencyâ€™s programs and services in such areas as second career, self-employment benefits, resource centre offerings, employer assistance and apprenticeship information. There will also be free refreshments, coffee and tea, and a chance to win a Christmas basket.
In a special presentation at 4 p.m., employment specialist Cheyanne Wells will express appreciation to eight area employers for partnering with ontrac. â€œWith the partnerships in the community, weâ€™ve done some great things together,â€? said ontrac counsellor Jeanne St. Louis. â€œItâ€™s important in getting people work â€Ś and thatâ€™s our main thing.â€? Ontrac is also building a presence with its new website and on Facebook. Check out the Facebook page between Dec. 6 and 18 and you could win a turkey in an ontrac draw.
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EMC news â€“ More residents and businesses in Renfrew County will soon enjoy improved access to high-speed Internet now a massive 5,400kilometre fibre optic network has been completed across Eastern Ontario four months ahead of schedule. This network will connect local access networks, expanding broadband access to an estimated one million residents and businesses in rural areas across the entire region, including Renfrew County. The early completion of the â€œbackboneâ€? of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network was announced Dec. 7 by network chair David Burton, Eastern Ontario Wardensâ€™ Caucus chair Mel Campbell, federal Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher and several other area politicians including Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet. â€œImproved high-speed Internet access will help connect Renfrew County to greater economic opportunities and will enrich the quality of life in our community,â€? said Sweet. The network, built by Bell Aliant and Bell, involved laying 520 kilometres of new fibre optic cable to connect 5,000 kilometres of existing lines, as well as building 160 new points of access for highspeed Internet services across the region. Local Internet service providers can purchase bandwidth from these access hubs in order to deliver improved high-speed access. â€œEither get connected or get left behindâ€? were the words
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