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Parkway Inside condo NEWS plan gets OK Police are investigating a double murder and suicide in Stittsville. – Page 5

Hockey Helps the Homeless will hit the ice in March – Page 7

Christmas lights contests winners are announced by community associations. – Page 27

Committee approves plan to build seven-storey building Laura Mueller

EMC news - A chorus of angry residents made a final plea for the city’s planning committee to reject a sevenstorey apartment building at 2 The Parkway, but their concerns fell on deaf ears. The committee unanimously approved the controversial 23-metre tall, 95-unit residential development on the former post office site at Teron Road during a Jan. 14 meeting. Gary Sealey, president of the Kanata-Beaverbrook Community Association, said the group would discuss whether to appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. The proposed development doesn’t have the support of the local councillor, either. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said each community in her ward has a different identity and it is important to follow that pattern with the construction of new buildings. “It’s not that it’s a bad development and it’s not as if we have a bad developer, it’s just that it doesn’t quite fit there,” she said. See COMMITTEE, page 4


Slip slidin’ away Steven Shamess enjoys a slide down an ice slide he created next to the outdoor rink at Dogbone Park in Glen Cairn. Shamess is one of the thousands of volunteers who maintain the city’s outdoor skating rinks. For the full story, see page 21.

Kanata school funding approved Education Ministry OKs money for Earl of March, South March additions Jessica Cunha

EMC news - The province gave the green light for a new public elementary school in north Kanata on Monday,

Jan. 14. As well, Earl of March Secondary School and South March Public School are both slated for expansions, as is Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Bar-

rhaven and Mutchmor Public School in the Glebe. The province is providing $47.9 million of capital funding for the Ottawa public school board. Northern Kanata has long been in need of more spaces for students. “Now the province has recognized that,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson.

The new elementary school will house kindergarten students up to Grade 6, said Wilkinson. The location of the school hasn’t been determined yet, she added. South March will receive a 10-room expansion and an addition for grades 7 and 8 students will be constructed at Earl of March. See EARL, page 2



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Earl of March Secondary School will receive a permanent addition thanks to funding from the province, announced on Jan. 14. A new school will also be built in north Kanata, and South March Public School will also receive an expansion to help deal with overcrowding in the classrooms.

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“My understanding is they’re going to build a (grades) 7 and 8 attachment closer to The Parkway,” Wilkinson said during her ward council meeting on Jan. 14. A north Kanata accommodation review committee spent more than a year researching and debating various solutions to the overcrowding of public

schools in the area. More than 800 extra seats were said to be needed for September 2012 and 1,750 required by 2014. A plan to ease the overcrowding – which included a new school, and the additions for South March and Earl of March, was approved by Ottawa public school board trustees in April last year. Former Kanata trustee Cathy Curry presented a motion that included approval for



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of capital needs in our district. Today’s announcement will provide great opportunities for innovation in our learning environments.” Construction is set to begin in 2014, with opening dates the following year if everything runs according to plan, said the school board in a press release.

Donna Blackburn, the trustee for Barrhaven, said prior to the official announcement she was excited about the possibility of an expansion of the school in her area. “I think everyone in the community worked really hard to see this project become a reality,” she said. “The process worked.” Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi announced the funding at Mutchmor Public School. “I’m pleased that the students at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board will benefit from our investments to provide better school buildings,” Naqvi said in a press release. “We know that when students are in good learning environments, they can focus on their learning.” The province’s Minister of Education, Laurel Broten said the funding would ensure students would have safe and modern places to learn and grow. “Investing in our schools is critical to helping every student reach his or her full potential and succeed,” she said.


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Vandals break elementary school windows Georges Vanier and W. Erskine Johnston targeted Jessica Cunha

EMC news - Ottawa police are asking for public assistance after vandals have broken multiple windows at two north Kanata elementary schools on more than one occasion. Georges Vanier Catholic Elementary School and W. Erskine Johnston Public School, both located on Varley Drive, have suffered “thousands of dollars” of damage, said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “We’ve had numerous broken windows,” said Const. Lori Fahey with the Kanata and Stittsville Community Police Centre. “We’ve had 30 (broken) windows in one weekend.” The vandalism is taking place overnight, said Fahey, adding she’s encouraging people to report any suspicious activity to the police. “In the past few months there have been several in-

cidents of mischief to the elementary schools,” said the police release. Fahey said the vandals would have used considerable force to break the glass. Windows along W. Erskine Johnston’s new kindergarten wing, which opened in November, were among those broken. The school’s addition houses three junior and senior kindergarten classrooms as well as a room for a Grade 5 French immersion class. “Several windows were broken on the south, west and north sides of the building. The portables were also damaged. The new addition was also damaged,” said principal Jennifer Shirley on the school’s webpage. Requests for comments from Georges Vanier were unanswered as of the KourierStandards deadline. “This is a concern for the safety of all residents and the students and teachers at these schools,” said Wilkinson. To report suspicious activ-

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Committee rejects councillor’s motion to reduce building height to five storeys Continued from page 1

Moving Light RaiL FoRwaRd By Jim Watson

On December 18th 2012, our City Council voted 24-0 to finalize the light rail plan that has been so long in the making for Ottawa. Named the Confederation Line and stretching from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair Station in the east, work is set to begin the first half of 2013 and the line will be completed and carrying passengers in 2018. We also hope to have the downtown stations opened for all to see on Canada’s 150th Birthday on July 1st in 2017. The Confederation Line will greatly increase the capacity of our city’s transit system easing travel for transit users and also pedestrians, bikers, and drivers. This project will benefit not just one neighbourhood but the whole city. Its success is in everyone’s interest no matter where you live or how you commute. More people on the Confederation Line means less people in cars and fewer buses on our downtown streets which is good news for everyone. This is a $2.1 billion project and as with any mammoth project of this kind there will be challenges along the road. But with the Rideau Transit Group, the worldclass consortium that is building the system, I have every confidence that disruptions will be limited as much as possible. There will be short-term pain but it is for significant long-term gain. Furthermore, Council signed a fixed-price contract meaning that the city is protected against any cost overruns.

Wilkinson tried to get the building reduced to five storeys, but none of the councillors on the planning committee supported her idea. Beaverbrook is already the only community outside the Greenbelt that has apartment buildings, including the Atrium towers nearby the post-office site. But that doesn’t mean there should be more of them, Wilkinson said. “He bought it with the expectation that he could change everything. He has no right to have it changed … you have the right to apply for the change,” she said. The developer, the Morley Hoppner Group, has already appealed a previous 10-storey version of the proposed building to the Ontario Municipal Board, but a lawyer for the company, Alan Cohen, vowed to rescind the appeal if city council gives the new, seven-storey zoning the final thumbs-up. The existing zoning would allow a building of up to 15 metres tall that could house an institutional use such as a community centre, library, municipal service centre, daycare, a retirement care facility, group home, school, shelter or training centre. Morley Hoppner Group originally proposed a 16storey, 125-unit building in November of 2011. The proposal has gone through two iterations: after the 16-storey idea was shot down by the councillor and community, the company came back with a 10-storey design, and finally a seven-story compromise that the committee agreed with this week.


Still, Morely Hoppner Group is “not delighted” with the seven-storey result, Cohen said. The company wanted to build nine storeys and only reluctantly reduced the height in hopes of garnering councillors’ support. If members of the community appeal the rezoning to the Ontario Municipal Board, compromising at seven storeys would allow the company to stand before the board “hand in hand” with the city, Cohen said. BAD PRECEDENT?

Community members who spoke at the meeting asked the committee to reject Morley Hoppner’s proposal because it doesn’t fit in with the low-density nature of Beaverbrook. The community association and other individuals, including Bill Teron, the original planner of Kanata, argued that high-density housing is meant to be built in the town centre area, which has easier access to shopping and transit. “There is a right place for all things to satisfy a diverse community,” Teron said. Beaverbrook is meant to be a family-oriented community, Teron said, and it would lose that quality if high-density housing begins to creep

in. Former March reeve John Malack also spoke against the proposed development for the same reasons. The Kanata-Beaverbrook Community Association took the same position. Sealey said the former post office site is the only sliver of land left for institutional use and that property would be better used for something like a youth centre or medical diagnostic testing facility than more residences.

Times are changing ... Planning and demand for housing needs to change with it. DOUG NORRIS KANATA RESIDENT

Another Kanata resident, Doug Norris, disagreed with Mlacak, Teron and the community association. He said Kanata and Beaverbrook were planned in the past and the areas need to change with the times to accommodate an aging population. “Times are changing…Planning and demand for housing needs to change with it,” Norris said. “Some very hard decisions are going to have to be made to accommodate that (aging) population.” But another Kanata resident, Faith Blacquiere, said spot rezoning is the wrong way to look at that issue. If the city wants to change the types of housing and services in a community such as Beaverbrook, it should be done through an overall community design plan, not on an ad-hoc basis.


“If you approve this there is no hope for any other community in the city to protect their community,” said Blacquiere, who lives in Glen Cairn. Another Beaverbrook resident, Andrew Sterling, was worried about transportation issues. Rather than promoting transit use, as the city planner’s report indicates, the building would encourage residents by providing a parking space for each unit. “There is no possible likelihood that this area could develop as a compact, pedestrian-friendly core,” Sterling said. Transit use could be encouraged by putting highdensity residences in the town centre, he added. The report indicates a new Transitway station is planned nearby on March Road along the edge of the Greenbelt. But that station is not a done deal, Wilkinson said, and it might be deleted from the plans. The spot isn’t likely to encourage high transit use and the Greenbelt prevents more homes – and more potential transit users – from locating there. “That one is really a bit of a mythical reason,” Wilkinson said. The new zoning for 2 The Parkway still needs the approval of full council on Jan. 23. R0011861763

As we deliver on this Light Rail project, we will begin some exciting conversations about the future of our city. Compared to 2006, Ottawa’s population is projected to grow by up to 30 percent by 2031 and easily surpass one million residents well before then. We have to keep population growth and mobility needs uppermost in mind as we conduct the 2013 review our Transportation Master Plan. The review must maintain a steady eye on the future and give considerable effort to accommodate our further evolution as Canada’s capital and fourth largest city.

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EMC news - A Stittsville father was completely “devastated” Monday night after learning his two children, aged six and 10, and his wife were dead in what police confirmed as a double murdersuicide. Insp. John Maxwell of the Ottawa police’s major case investigations unit said Tuesday investigators are still trying to determine exactly what events lead to the killing of Jon Alexander Corchis, 10, and Katheryn Elizabeth Corchis, six, and their mother Alison Constance Easton, 40. The father, Jon Corchis, was brought in for questioning after he made the grisly discovery upon arriving home at 25 Granite Ridge Drive.

Emergency crews responded shortly after getting a 911 call at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. “God bless him and hopefully he can make it through this,” said Maxwell. Investigating this type of crime is rare for police, he added, but still “horrific.” “It’s everybody’s worst nightmare because it’s so sad. It’s a criminal act, but it’s on the human tragedy side of the balance,” he said. Maxwell said investigators have learned some information about what might have lead to the incident, but declined to comment on it. Media reports said the mother had left behind a note at the scene of the crime. Maxwell said Ottawa Fire Services were first to respond to the single family home, which is just a few feet away

from Stittsville Public School, where the two children both attended. “Thank God there are men and women who go out there into the darkness like we do,” said Maxwell. “The first officers on scene, most of them have families. This is very difficult.” Autopsies for the mother and two kids were scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. A cause of death will likely be known Wednesday. “This might seem like a cut and dry file. Not necessarily. That’s why we want to talk to a lot of people. Friends, family, acquaintances, and find if they saw anything along the way,” said Maxwell. Police said no one is in custody and no charges are expected to be laid. The investigation continues.


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EMC news - A two-year-old girl was in serious and stable condition at CHEO after she was struck by a car in Glen Cairn on Jan. 10. The girl suffered injuries to her head and arm and possible internal injuries. She was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived. A second two-year-old girl was treated for minor bruises and is in stable condition at CHEO. “We’re not sure how the other (girl) suffered her injuries,”

said J.P. Trottier, spokesperson for the Ottawa paramedics. Ottawa paramedics received a call at 8:49 a.m. on Jan. 10 about the collision near the intersection of McElroy Drive and Rickey Place. The girls were in the care of a babysitter at the time of the collision. The child-care provider and a third child were not injured. Jessica Quenneville’s home is just a few feet in front of where the collision happened. She said she saw a stroller that was missing a rear wheel on the road before police packed it up in one of their vehicles.

She said motorists don’t always follow the rules of the road at that specific three-way stop, which is frequented by children who walk to the nearby park. “Cars rarely stop for stop signs,” said Quenneville, a resident of two years. Ottawa police spokesman Const. Marc Soucy said no charges will be laid in the investigation, adding the driver of the vehicle was “blinded by the sun” at the time of the collision.

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Jessica Quenneville’s home is near where the collision happened. She says motorists don’t always follow the rules of the road at the three-way stop where the collision happened. A two-year-old girl was in serious and stable condition at CHEO after she was struck by a car in Glen Cairn on Jan. 10. A second two-year-old girl was treated for minor bruises and is in stable condition at CHEO.


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Hockey Helps the Homeless returns to the Sensplex Organizers aim to raise $150,000 for Ottawa Mission and Ottawa Intercity Ministries Blair Edwards


Hockey Helps the Homeless will feature former players from the National Hockey League and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Former Ottawa Senators Marsh, Boschman, Shean Donovan and Brad Brown will play in the tournament and are organizing “an outstanding lineup” of NHL alumni to participate in the event, with two NHL alumni per team, said the tournament’s organizers. “Hockey Helps the Homeless puts on a great tournament,” said Boschman. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for hockey fans to enjoy a big league hockey experience for a day while helping those in need in our local Ottawa communities. “The organizers do a fan-


The first event staged in Ottawa only managed to raise $13,000, with the money going to the Ottawa Mission, which helped fund renovations at its Waller Street shelter. The event also had trouble putting together a volunteer organizing committee, leaving one of the charity’s full-time employees the task of running most of the event. Two years later, the charity again had trouble attracting volunteers to help run the tournament. In August 2012, only one prospective volunteer showed up for the kickoff meeting for Ottawa’s Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament. But when news of the charity’s organizing problems went public, the charity was inundated with phone calls from prospective players and volunteers.

Hockey Helps the Homeless returns to the Bell Sensplex on March 1.

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EMC news - Hockey Helps the Homeless is preparing to hit the ice for its third-annual tournament at the Bell Sensplex on March 1. Organizers are once again aiming to raise $150,000 at the event, with the money going to support the Ottawa Mission and Ottawa Intercity Ministries. Last year’s event raised $106,000. “Now’s our call for people who want to come out and play in the tournament,” said Ray Skaff, spokesman for the Ottawa charity hockey tournament. “The response is starting to pick up, but we’re encouraging people to come out.” The event hopes to attract 16 teams – both men’s and women’s – to register for the tournament. Hockey Helps the Homeless is an annual event played in major cities across Canada that allows hockey enthusiasts to play three games on a team with NHL alumni, such as former Ottawa Senators Laurie Boschman and Brad Marsh. For a $150 registration fee, participants receive a team jersey with their name on the back and an invitation to a dinner and a silent auction. In addition, every male participant is expected to raise a minimum of $350, while female players must raise a minimum of $150. The tournament raises between $150,000 to $200,000 in cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, with 35 per cent of the money used to pay to run the event. Anyone interested in registering for the tournament or

volunteering their time to help on the organizing committee can email Players can raise money using the Hockey Helps the Homeless website at to cover the entry costs. The Ottawa tournament almost didn’t happen last year, as organizers were forced to postpone the event because of a lack of interest from participants and volunteers. But interest in the tournament picked up after the media reported on the charity’s organizing problems, with several volunteers stepping forward, including Kanata’s Dave Edgecomb, co-chairman of last year’s event. This year’s co-chairwoman is Judy Thompson, a former chairwoman of the HOPE volleyball charity tournament and several other charities.

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now is a fact of life when you live in Ottawa between November and April. Or October and May. Depends on the year. When two big snowfalls hit the city inside a week, snow removal crews were kept running at full speed to keep traffic moving and they did an admirable job. That hasn’t prevented some citizens from complaining about the aftermath.

Yes, some sidestreets didn’t get cleared over and over again as the snow fell and wind blew cleared snow from the edges of roads back into the travel lanes. Some multilane streets were reduced to single lanes. But safety never suffered. If drivers adapt to the conditions – or just stay home when storms hit their peak – snowy roads work just fine. Those people who proclaimed side streets as the

worst they’d ever seen should check and see if they survived. The sky did not fall. City taxpayers foot the bill for snow clearing, so maybe we shouldn’t wish for even greater snow-clearing capabilities. The city administration seems to have discovered the right amount of resources to throw at Mother Nature when she sends multiple snowstorms at us in a short period of time.

In a nutshell, you get the services you are willing to pay for. We could have gold-plated plows and teams of snowremoval technicians with shovels on every street to catch the flakes before they hit the ground. Your street could be buffed and blown dry by morning. Not only would that be costly, but what would happen to all the snow removal equipment during a winter when

there is little snowfall? That very expensive equipment would sit around city yards rusting and depreciating. School boards face a parallel situation. Schools could be built with enough classrooms to hold every child, without a single portable in the yard. But what makes more sense over the lifetime of a school is to construct buildings for the average student population and use portables to deal with a handful of years when

enrolment peaks. The city’s snow removal strategy strikes a similar balance. We have enough plows to get us through a string of storms, but not enough to make every road look like it’s summertime within a day or two of a blizzard. That’s sensible spending. If global weather continues to become less predictable – maybe with warmer winters or snowier ones – city council may need to reconsider the snow removal budget and buy or sell equipment. Until then, our snow removal people should get a pat on the back and keep on truckin’.


Cultural fall out from dropping the puck CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


f you read the papers and listen to the radio you know our life is about to get way better because NHL hockey is back, after having stayed away for almost half a season and creating a huge gap in our lives. The sports pages are filling up with actual hockey stories about actual hockey players and whether they have a nice touch around the net. There is speculation about trades and line combinations. This already makes life better for sports page readers, who got really tired of reading about the players and the owners negotiating or not negotiating or not even talking about negotiating. This might have been the worst reading in the history of sports journalism. Anything is an improvement on that and reading actual game stories about the Ottawa Senators and their hated opponents will be a great improvement still. Those whose needs are greater will find satisfaction in the sports talk shows on the radio, where line combinations are examined in even greater depth. Now it begins again and not a moment too soon for many of the experts on our culture, who keep saying that hockey defines us as a people. Of course there’s something in that. Many of us play or have played hockey, many more watch hockey or listen to it on the radio. But hockey doesn’t define everybody. Even in Ottawa. Look how long we went without an NHL team. The previous Senators vacated the premises in 1934; the current Senators didn’t arrive until 1992. That’s a 58 years with no NHL team to define us. And yet we survived somehow as a city, as a city of Canadians who

are supposed to be defined by hockey. This must mean that there are things other than hockey that occupy space in the hearts of people in the National Capital Region. It may also mean that there are people among us who, even now, define themselves as something other than Senators fans. In fact, amazing as it may seem, they may not even think of hockey when it comes time to define themselves. They may define themselves in terms of their jobs. They may define themselves as runners, guitar players, readers, grandparents, hipsters, foodies, Presbyterians, skateboarders, gardeners or even baseball fans. Yet here they all are living in this country that’s defined by hockey. And hockey season is starting. Which means that all those skateboarders, guitar players and grandparents are going to be living, whether they like it or not, in a world of line combinations, plus-minus statistics and rumors of impending firings of general managers. It behooves those who live happily in Hockey World to be respectful of those who choose other pursuits. They think they have reason to fear us, and no wonder. Slap Shot was on TV the other night and those who live in Hockey World always tune in for at least part of it. It seems quite Canadian, although it’s a Hollywood movie. But is it really Canadian, all that enthusiastic brawling and blood on the ice? It’s what many hockey fans deplore yet, at the same time, we somehow identify with it in a way that American moviegoers cannot. One of the things that defines us, in other words, is our enjoyment of a movie about hockey brawls. This gets a bit scary and it is probably just as well that in real hockey, as opposed to movie hockey, there are referees and brawling is at least officially frowned upon. So, as the real hockey starts, try to be sympathetic towards those of other tastes, remembering that, to some Canadians, condominium height, garbage pickup and light rail are as important as defence pairings and face-off percentages. As they say, it takes all kinds.

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EMC news - The Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library will close sometime mid-to-end February. Before its doors are shut there will be a two-day sale of books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and games on Jan. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m., and Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be the last in the popular series of monthly book sales which was started back in July, 2009, by a group of volunteers working under the umbrella of Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association. Between them volunteers Liz Tucker, Jenny Chapman, and Pat Jarvis share more than 60 years of library experience and since the sales were introduced, have raised, “$20,602.30,” said Tucker whoadded, “Yes, I’m quite certain about the 30 cents!” Monies raised from those sales went back into supporting the area’s libraries. Whether the book sale tradition will continue once the new Western District branch of the Ottawa Public Library opens at the Mlacak Centre in 2014 remains to be seen. What is certain that the range of books and entertainment items on sale during the last weekend in January will contain something for every age-range and interest, said organizers. “This is really going to be a bonanza of a sale,” said Tucker. “We have hopes of selling most of what we’ve accumulated through donations and so on but anything that isn’t sold will be finding a home in our associate libraries at Hazeldean, Carp, Stittsville and Centennial. Sadly, we won’t be able to accept any more donations so people who have books, CDs, and so on that they would like to donate should take them to their nearest Ottawa Public Library branch.”


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OPP wraps up Festive RIDE campaign EMC news - Despite continued warnings that the Ontario Provincial Police would be as visible as ever during their Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign, the OPP is disappointed that the number of motorists charged with impaired driving over the holidays is the highest it has been when compared to the last eight campaigns (from 2005 to present). This year’s Festive RIDE campaign was conducted from Nov. 24 to Jan. 2 and OPP RIDE stops were set up around the clock throughout the province as OPP officers worked diligently to take impaired drivers off Ontario roads. Over the five-and-a-half week campaign, OPP officers charged 693 persons with having a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 (or more than 80 milligrams). Officers also issued a total of 625 warn range suspensions to motorists caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration between 0.05 and 0.08 (or between 50 and 80 milligrams). During last year’s cam-

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EMC news - What better way to enjoy all this glorious snow than skating, playing games, and sipping hot chocolate at the Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant Community Association’s annual Winter Family Fun Day on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. This year’s event is being held at the Juanita Snelgrove Park, located at 356 Kinghorn Cres., formerly Sandhill Park. There are lots of fun games planned for the kids including snow shoe races, tobogganing, shinny and the shoot-towin hockey challenge. There are even fun activities and doggie treats for your four-legged family member – so don’t forget to bring your puppy too. “The kids just love all the games, especially donut-ona-rope,” said community association secretary Margaret Sambol. Hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies are free for the whole family for community association members. If you are not a member, this is a great time to join or renew your membership for just $10 per year for the whole family or $15 for two years (cash or

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EMC sports - Gymnasts from the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club helped to ring in the New Year at the National Gallery of Canada on Jan. 12. The new year variety show was organized by the Federation of Ottawa Chinese Community Associations. Coached and choreographed by Dasa Lelli, the gymnasts’ dance was pronounced “beautiful” by the sold out audience.

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Businesses hope for rebound with return of NHL hockey EMC news - Restaurants and hotels are gearing up for the start of the Ottawa Senators season, after the National Hockey League announced it had reached an agreement with the players union, ending a lengthy lockout. Many people and businesses have been severely affected, including team staff located at Scotiabank Place who were laid off back in September. The Kanata Brookstreet Hotel is just one of many hotels preparing themselves for the start of a new NHL season.


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hat day, my sister Audrey was taken out of school. Because I was much younger and refused to go to school without her, I too was allowed to stay home. Audrey was needed in the kitchen, as it was the day Mr. Briscoe would arrive with his circular saw mounted on a flat-bottom sleigh for a day of cutting wood. The gang of neighbours who would arrive early in the morning, in cutters or sleighs, would have to be fed their dinner. They were sometimes 15 to 20 men with big appetites and Mother needed all the help she could get. It would have taken many weeks for Father to bring the cut trees out of the bush and stack them in the barn yard. The neighbours would start to arrive early and get right to the job at hand. It was one of my most favourite days: I would plant myself in the kitchen window on a chair, making sure I had cleared a spot of frost from

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories the middle pane, so that I could watch the men at work. It took several men to feed the logs into the circular saw, another few to catch the flying wood, and still another few to throw them onto our waiting sleigh or stone boat, whichever was handy. The cut pieces were hauled to the back door of the shed, and tossed in a heap. It would be my brothers’ chore, over several Saturdays, to stack the cut wood into neat and high rows in the shed. The wood was then close at hand to the kitchen wood box, which I had to keep filled for the Findlay Oval cook stove, a job I hated with a passion. The bake table would be full of pies, mostly raisin or

apple. Mother would have been up late the night before baking them to free the oven for the dinner the next day. Early in the morning, into the Findlay Oval would go a roast of pork or beef, enough to fill the largest roast pan we owned. Sitting in big aluminum pots would be enough potatoes to feed half of Renfrew County and pots of turnips and carrots would be cooked and ready for mashing just before the men came in for their meal. Of course, white porcelain pots would be simmering with green tea on the back of the stove. It was my job to set the kitchen table and another small table that usually held baking pans and extra cutlery. The red-checked

oilcloth had to be wiped and dried and the big white cups and saucers, the ones we got free in bags of puffed wheat, set beside each plate. While the men filed into the kitchen, my sister Audrey would already be filling bowls with potatoes and vegetables, and big platters

didn’t take long for the men to wipe their plates clean with slices of home-made bread. The pies were cut in four and without benefit of clean plates, the men slid a whopping piece onto their dinner plates and it wasn’t unusual for second helpings

Long before recycling and reusing were common phrases, the sawdust was carried over to the ice house, covering the blocks brought up from the frozen Bonnechere weeks before. It was an era when nothing was wasted. of sliced meat would be put at the ends of the tables. By the time the last man had washed up in one of the two basins of hot soapy water on the bench at the back door, the water was black. There wasn’t much thought given to germs back then. Rich brown gravy was poured from milk jugs, and it

all around. Most of the day would be spent by the time the last log was fed into the circular saw and it was time for the men to head back to their own farms for the evening chores. Wood sawing day continued up and down the Northcote Side Road until every farm had been tended to. It

was the neighbourly thing to do back in those Depression years. Then my three brothers would be home from school, and after getting out of their school clothes and into their work clothes, they headed right for the barn and the chores. Father’s overalls would be covered with sawdust and splinters of wood, but there was no changing for him until he was finished in the barns. It always amazed me how he could sit right down at the supper table and pile his plate high with whatever was left over from the noon meal, just like he hadn’t eaten in days. The next day I would wander over to where the sawing had taken place and wade through the pile of sawdust that had been left behind. Long before recycling and reusing were common phrases, the sawdust was carried over to the ice house and added to the sleighloads brought from the saw mill, covering the blocks brought up from the frozen Bonnechere weeks before. It was an era when nothing was wasted.



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EMC entertainment - There is a sense of puzzlement in the title of Kanata Theatre’s upcoming show. For some, Rabbit Hole will conjure up images of Alice in Wonderland. Alice, you will remember, enters a world of chaos and confusion when she ventures “down the rabbit hole”. Or as one commentator put it, “everything went crazy”. For some it is a metaphor for adventure into the unknown. Subtler forces are at play in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer award winning play. His rabbit hole comes from a children’s story, The Runaway Bunny, and leads to a parallel universe-infinite universe in which each person can find alternate versions of himself or herself. There can be happy versions of sad persons, for example. It is this discovery by Becca (played by Chrissy Hollands) that makes Rabbit Hole an ultimately happy play in spite of its seemingly sad circumstances. Rabbit Hole gives shape and meaning to a definition of grief by another playwright in another time in these words spoken by Constance in Shakespeare’s King John: “Grief fills the room up of my absent child,

Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form.” David Lindsay-Abaire has scored triumphs with his two most recent hits and can fairly be described as one of the hottest playwrights in the business. In addition to its Pulitzer Prize, Rabbit Hole was the platform for a Tony Award for Cynthia Nixon. His more recent play, Good People, earned for Frances McDormand a Tony Award. kanata theatre

Kanata Theatre’s production is directed by Brooke Keneford. It features Tim Mabey as Howie Corbett, Rosemary Keneford as Nat, Susan Nugent as Izzy, Chrissy Hollands as Becca Corbett, and Jordan Campbell as Jason Willette. Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire runs in the Ron Maslin Playhouse 1 Ron Maslin Way, just off Terry Fox, Tuesdays to Saturdays Feb. 5 to 9 and Feb. 12 to 16. Tickets are $20. Curtain is at 8 p.m. sharp. For tickets call the Box Office at 613-831-4435 or email BoxOffice@KanataTheatre. com. For more information visit

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EMC news - Kids caught in the act of doing the right thing this winter won’t be given “the cold shoulder” by the OPP, thanks to a continued partnership with Mac’s Convenience Stores. Operation Heat 2012 recognizes positive behaviour by Ontario youth in a very

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Flood it and they will come Take a tour of the dozens of outdoor ice rinks in Kanata maintained by community volunteers EMC news - When it comes to this year’s rink-making weather snow far snow good, said Steven Shamess. Since 2008, the Glen Cairn man has maintained the puddle rink, which is one without boards or lights, at Dogbone Park, located near John Young Elementary School. This year, Shamess was able to open the outdoor rink at Dogbone Park a week before Christmas, much earlier than usual. “It’s been a lot better than last year,” he said. “It was terrible last year in terms of keeping it going, in terms of the freezing rain and such.” Every night, Shamess returns home from his job at Softtek Integration Systems, a high-tech company in the Kanata North Research Park, and starts work at what has become his other career. The work isn’t exactly exciting – scraping and shoveling snow in freezing temperatures from December until March, but it has its rewards. “I figured it was something to give back to the community because my children used it for a number of years,” he said. “Someone’s gotta do it.” Shamess started volunteering his time maintaining the rink in 2008, after he read a story in the Kourier-Standard about an older man who had developed cancer and could not continue his work keeping Dogbone’s rink running. Shamess felt obligated to help out. His children grew up skating on the rink. Every day, Shamess arrives at the rink and pulls out the hockey nets stored in a nearby maintenance shed. Sometimes there’s a few kids already on the ice waiting for the nets to come out so they can start their game. On days following a heavy snowfall, Shamess is a familiar figure in his neighbourhood, slowly pushing his 8.5horsepower Sears Craftsman snowblower up the street to the park. He usually waits about four hours – time enough for the neighbourhood children to enjoy a few games of pickup hockey – and then returns to the rink to flood the ice. Shamess’ tools are ice scrapers – semi-curved shovels that are 60 centimetres wide – a shovel, a whisk broom, a snowblower, and a fire hose. BANG FOR THE BUCK

Shamess is one of the more than 3,000 volunteers who keep the ice clear and useable at the 247 outdoor rinks throughout Ottawa. The city provides $1,100 a season to each volunteer to maintain small rinks and $4,700 for larger rinks with a puddle – a smaller ice pad

used by parents with small children. Volunteers sign an agreement to provide 30 hours of supervision for larger rinks with attached smaller ice pads. “There’s a tremendous amount of volunteer effort that goes into these rinks,” said Kelly Robertson, manager of city recreation programs. “The labour is all volunteer.” Most volunteers use the money to maintain their snowblower and pay for gas. The city’s public works department installs boards, light poles and lights at the rinks and ensures field houses – places for people to put on their skates are heated properly and have working water. At some rinks, volunteers offer skating lessons and other winter programs. Of the city’s 247 outdoor rinks, the majority are maintained and run by community associations. The city maintains 26 rinks, the majority of which are located in Gloucester because the area lacks the necessary infrastructure. GLEN CAIRN

The outdoor rink and attached ice pad at Clarence Maheral Park in Glen Cairn is one of those maintained and run by a community association. The Glen Cairn Community Association is responsible for both Dogbone – which is maintained and run by Shamess – and Clarence Maheral Park, located next to the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre. The community association received $4,200 this year to maintain the rinks at Dogbone and Clarence Maheral parks. The money pays for main-

tenance, gas and snowblowers – last year some of the money left over was donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard, the Kanata Youth Haven and the annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament, held last August near the Kanata Recreation Complex. Clarence Maheral is usually packed at night with teens playing hockey, said Rob Nino, president of the Glen Cairn Community Association and who, with the help of Dave O’Connell, maintains and floods the ice. “It’s in beautiful shape right now,” said Nino. At night, the pair can usually be seen hovering around the edges of the rink scraping the sides, and often delaying the lion’s share of the work – the scraping, shoveling and flooding – to give the kids an extra hour of playtime. This year, it took 52.5 hours of work to open the rink at Clarence Maheral, said Nino. “This year was especially challenging,” he said. The community association is planning to celebrate Hockey Day in Ottawa again this year at Clarence Maheral Park on Feb. 9, with a local novice hockey team playing that morning.


Steven Shamess shovels the ice clear at the outdoor skating rink at Dogbone Park. The Glen Cairn man, who has maintained the puddle rink for four years, is one of the thousands of community volunteers who keep the ice clear and useable at Ottawa’s 247 outdoor rinks.




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Hornby took over as supervisor of a group of volunteers who maintain the Katimavik outdoor rink in 2010. For decades, the rink was maintained by the Beck family, whose home faces Young’s Pond. Every winter the Becks and their neighbours maintained the rink, providing their own hoses to flood the ice surface. In 2008, that job was taken over by Rod MacLean, now president of the KatimavikHazeldean Community Association, which maintains the outdoor rinks at Young’s Pond, 171 McCurdy Dr. and the one behind Katimavik Elementary School at 64 Chimo Dr. Every winter, MacLean publishes flyers asking for people’s help to shovel and clear the rink, delivering them to 450 homes in the area.

MacLean said he could usually count on the assistance of a group of 10 volunteers every winter, including one resident with a snowblower. Hornby was one of those dedicated volunteers, which is why MacLean asked her to take over the job as co-ordinator when he assumed the post of president of the community association. The Katimavik woman started shoveling the pond in 2004; one year, she bought a bucket shovel to make the job less labour-intensive. Anyone interested in volunteering to maintain the outdoor rink at Young’s Pond can email romansrutek@gmail. com or The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association receives $2,600 to maintain the boarded rink and puddle rink at Katimavik Elementary School and $1,100 to maintain the rink at Young’s Pond. 0117 R0011856133

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Maintenance of the rinks at Katimavik Elementary are co-ordinated by the school council. Anyone interested in volunteering can email “We can always use more volunteers,” said MacLean. “More hands make light work.” BRIDLEWOOD

The Bridlewood Community Association maintains nine outdoor rinks: four with boards and lights and five puddle rinks. • A rink with boards and lights at Huntsman Park, 28 Huntsman Cres. • A puddle rink at Sawyer’s Meadow Park, 80 Sawyer Way. • A rink with boards and lights at Meadowbreeze Park, 98 Meadowbreeze Dr. • A puddle rink at Scissons Park, 96 Bridle Park Dr. • A puddle rink at Stonemeadow Park, 56 Stonemeadow Dr. • A rink with lights and boards at Bluegrass Park, 59 Bluegrass Dr. • A puddle rink at Black Tern Park, 53 Black Tern hyperlink Cres. • A rink with lights and boards at Mattawa Park, 94 Steeplechase Dr. • A rink at Shetland Park, 24 Shetland Way. The community association receives $13,000 to maintain the rinks, said association president Margaret Kellaway. Volunteers are needed to help maintain all the rinks, but especially the ones at Scissons and Stonemeadow parks. “For the most part the same people have been doing the same rink for a number of


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The outdoor rink at Clarence Maheral Park is a popular spot for youth playing hockey. years,” she said. “Sometimes we have to send flyers around to find volunteers.” A number of high school students earn their community service hours by shoveling snow and scraping ice off the rinks. Residents can also help out by keeping their dogs off the ice – to avoid urination and defecation, Kellaway added. “What drives me nuts is when people let their dogs go on the rinks,” she said. “You can’t control what your dog is going to do.” The community association plans to use the rinks to celebrate Hockey Day in Ottawa the weekend of Feb. 9 to 11, and will provide residents with hot chocolate and snacks. Anyone who would like to volunteer their time to help maintain the rinks should email Allen Bursey, the rinks co-ordinator, at BEAVERBROOK

The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association runs two outdoor ice rinks in Bea-

verbrook: one at Roland Michener Public School, 100 Penfield Dr. and the other at Stephen Leacock Public School, 25 Leacock Dr. The schools use the rinks during the day for gym classes, and the ice is available for public use at night and on weekends. The community association receives about $4,000 from the city and gives the money to the First Kanata Scouts to maintain both rinks. The Scouts have their work cut out for them this year, struggling to maintain the ice after the sudden increase in temperature last week, causing water to leak outside the rinks’ boards, said Allen Miller, treasurer of the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association. “The scouts are definitely earning their stipend this year,” said Miller. MORGAN’S GRANT

The Briarbrook, Brookside Morgan’s Grant Community Association maintains three rinks: • A boarded rink with lights at Juanita Snelgrove Park at

356 Kinghorn Cres. • A boarded rink with lights at Klondike Woods Park,1383 Halton Terr. • A puddle rink at W.C. Bowes Park, 1251 Halton Terr. The rinks are run by volunteers Bill Hiscock and Eugene Muldoon and the association receives a $6,000 city grant to maintain them. “We do need additional help,” said Sarah Dehler, vicepresident of the community association. Residents can volunteer by visiting the website www. “The rinks are well used and well loved and provide a great service in the winter months,” said Dehler. The community association will host its annual Winter Family Fun Day at Juanita Snelgrove Park on Jan. 20 starting at 1 p.m. KANATA LAKES

The Kanata Lakes Community Association maintains one outdoor rink in Whalen Park, 4111 Kanata Ave. It receives $2,600 from the city to maintain the boarded rink, with an attached puddle rink. A new rink, run by an area resident, is located at Keyrock Park, 401 Brunskill Way. “We used to do the Beaver Pond but the Beaver Pond is unstable,” said Matt Muirhead, president of the Kanata Lakes Community Association. The community association plans to hold a winter family fun day at the Whalen Park rink on Feb. 17, with skating and games. It will provide hot chocolate, cider, and treats at the event. The rink, maintained by David Laidlaw, can use some help from area residents, said Muirhead. Anyone who would like to help can email Muirhead at R0011861139_0117

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Ottawa centenarian speaks about Alzheimer’s disease EMC news - Madeleine Honeyman, is celebrating her 100th birthday in January. How fitting it is that Alzheimer Awareness Month and Madeleine’s 100th birthday occur in the same month, since she was one of the first people to speak up and speak out about Alzheimer’s disease in the 1970s. When her husband Ken was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1971, doctors told her that there was nothing she could do, that Ken should be in a psychiatric hospital, and that he would die within five years. Nobody knew much about dementia in the ’70s. In fact, as she searched for ways to help Ken, Madeleine found hundreds of people like herself, searching for answers to this devastating disease. “I was fighting ignorance and prejudice all over the country,” Madeleine said. Madeleine travelled across Canada, raising awareness and educating people about dementia. She was close to 70 when she was instrumental in the creation of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa. The following year, Madeleine co-founded the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, and served as its first president. As Madeleine spoke up about dementia, she found

pockets of people sharing her passion and commitment to help others. Alzheimer societies began to spring up across Canada. “We were all caring for people we loved,” Madeleine said. “We knew they had not suddenly disappeared. We saw them respond to music and art. We saw what they could do, not what they couldn’t.”

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Holiday homes light up the night Winners announced in community associations’ contests Blair Edwards

EMC news - Community associations announced the winners of their annual Christmas lights contests held last December in Briarbrook-Morgan’s Grant, Glen Cairn, Katimavik and Kanata Lakes. Judges once again had a tough time picking winners, forced to choose from a wide selection of festively-decorated homes. KATIMAVIK-HAZELDEAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association announced the winners of its annual Lighten the Night contest during a meeting at Katimavik Elementary School on Jan. 7. The judges toured the neighbourhood on Dec. 19 to select the winners and three honourable mentions. The winners are: • 140 Barrow Cres. • 138 Barrow Cres. • The block of Shaw Court was chosen as the best street block that lightens up the night by the community association. The judges were association president Rod MacLean and treasurer Kul Kapoor. The variety of entries was fantastic, said MacLean. “At some points you begin to think, ‘Oh, a lot of people are doing trees this year. Then suddenly it’s an entirely different area and you’re looking at nativity scenes,” he said. The block at Barrow Crescent was particularly impres-

sive, MacLean added. “They knock your socks off if you’re not expecting it,” he said. “You know they’re there.” Houses on Barrow Crescent featured Merry Christmas signs, lights, and Christmas scenes with elves and animals, he said. This year’s winners were treated to $40 gift certificates to Home Depot and, through the Hazeldean Mall, to Pharma Plus; special mentions were given $30 gift certificates.

They knock your socks off if you’re not expecting it. You know they’re there. ROD MACLEAN KHCA PRESIDENT


The Briarbrook, Brookside, Morgan’s Grant Community Association presents a gift basket to the third prize winner of the organization’s Christmas Lights Contest at 211 Applecross Cres. on Dec. 19. From left are: the three family members at 211 Applecross Cres. Olga Dewar, who donated the prize basket, Margaret Sambol and Melissa Hedges, members of the community association and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson.

“It’s a very difficult choice making process because so many of them are so good,” said MacLean. BRIARBROOK, BROOKSIDE, MORGAN’S GRANT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The community association selected winners of its annual Christmas Lights Contest on Dec. 19 after members of the organization toured the neighbourhood, judging on the use of colour, overall esthetic and the degree of difficulty of each display. See ASSOCIATIONS, page 28

The winning entry of the Briarbrook, Brookside, Morgan’s Grant Community Association’s Christmas Lights Contest is 211 Applecross Cres.

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The winners are: • The family of Rick Griffin at 652 Aberfoyle Circle won the top prize, a gift basket from Shopper’s Drug Mart. • Second place: 131 Muskego Cres. won a casserole dish from Pampered Chef. • Third place: 211 Applecross Cres. won a gift basket from real estate agent Olga Dewar.

There must have been dozens and dozens of homes – it’s unbelievable how many decorated their homes. MATT MUIRHEAD KLCA PRESIDENT


Brett Sullivan, centre, who lives at 17 Melanie Cres., won first place in the Glen Cairn Community Association’s Deck the House Christmas Lights Contest 2012. Rob Nino, president of the community association, left, and Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley present a NutriLawn gift pack prize to Sullivan last week.

• Honourable mentions were: 1 Acklam Terr., 373 Kinghorn Cres. and 95 Branchory Cres., who won gift certificates from Sippy Cup Café, Dagwoods Sandwiches and Salads and Willy’s Pizza. The judges said “it was really hard to choose among the amazing nominated houses.” Each nominated house received a gift bag from Chartwell Retirement Residence and a gift bag from the com-

munity association. The judges included BMGCA executive member and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. KANATA LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The community association had a tie for its Kanata Lakes Christmas Lights Contest. The two winners each received $50 gift certificates to Canadian Tire, a box of chocolates and free community association memberships. “I figure they spent a lot of money at Home Depot or Canadian Tire,” said Kanata Lakes Community Association president Matt Muirhead. “We (should) give them one for the power company.” The winners are • Chris Fitz-Hardy and Jessica Greenland at 314 Wallaceburg Court • Kevin Haley and Amy Ash-Haley at 2 Blackdome Cres. More than 25 homes were nominated for this year’s contest. The homes on Knudson Drive were particularly stunning, said Muirhead. “There must have been dozens and dozens of homes – it’s unbelievable how many decorated their homes,” he said. “It was quite beautiful. It really brightens up the season.”

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Gordon O’Connor weighs in on Idle No More Area MP reflects on top stories of 2012 Derek Dunn

EMC news - Area MP Gordon O’Connor commented on a number of the big issues that dominated 2012, but not before offering a few words on the story that has commanded attention from coast to coast to coast in Canada. The Idle No More movement has seen aboriginals across the nation hold flashmob drum-dances at shopping malls and picket at international bridges for weeks. Many say the federal government isn’t respecting treaty agreements; others oppose changes to the Navigable Waters Act that effectively reduces the number of protected rivers and lakes from 2.5 million to 159. Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike is often linked to the actions. Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t say the lengthy hunger strike forced him into a meeting with native leaders, the Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP nevertheless set a date. “It’ll be with us for as long as I’m alive,” O’Connor said Jan. 7 of the tensions between aboriginals and other Canadians. “The prime minister is going to meet with the AFN (Assembly of First Nations) chiefs, and we’ll have to see where it goes from there.” OIL SANDS

The Alberta oil sands provided fuel for many headlines in 2012. From Canada’s handwringing over whether to do business with China, to the overhaul of environmental legislation, to pipeline proposals through B.C. and U.S. states, black gold provided a polarizing file for the Conservatives. Critics say the government should move slowly, that the price of oil will only increase the longer it is kept in the ground. But O’Connor points out that the U.S. claims a move to fracking for natural gas will give it energy independence in the mid-future. Selling to Asian markets is not only a necessity, he added, but will take many years to come to fruition. “It takes years and years just to get all the environmental studies done,” he said. “It’s not like we are moving quickly even if we wanted to.” Canada continues to forge deals with China and other Asian nations with dubious human rights records.

declining demand, but it also reveals the government’s desire to diversify. Once it was a given that if the U.S. went into recession, Canada would automatically follow suit. The Conservatives want to eggs in a variety of baskets, including those in Europe and the TransPacific Partnership. “I think we’ve done well,” O’Connor said upon reflecting on 2012 trade deals. “We are moving that file along.” The government is keen to finishing negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union in 2013. OMNIBUS BILLS

From the omnibus crime bill, C-10, to the two omnibus budget bills, C-38 and C-45, the Conservatives pushed dozens of individual bills through Parliament in short order. Opposition members and other critics decry omnibus bills as undemocratic; the details couldn’t be debated or voted on in isolation. The Conservatives say it is question of streamlining actions to support the rapidly changing national economy. “We’re trying to get the economy as efficiently as possible,” O’Connor said. “Many businesses complain to us of too much red tape and other unnecessary activities.” While he agrees some environmental issues are “sensitive,” there is no reason both the federal and provincial governments need to perform the same assessments, for example. LEADERSHIP

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tionalty, and that MPs offer little more than party speaking points rather than a variety of opinions that reflect their constituencies. But O’Connor said animosity is what makes the news and work is getting done in the Conservative-majority government. “Behind the scenes, in committees, the parties are working together,” he said. “Parliament is working well. A lot of legislation is getting through.” ROBOCALLS

Elections Canada and the RCMP continue to investigate apparent misleading phone calls during the 2011 federal election. A federal court case, now concluded, heard arguments on whether the calls – primary to non-Conservative voters – were intended to

confuse and prevent citizens from exercising their fundamental democratic right. It could prompt six byelections in ridings held by Conservative MPs. O’Connor is dismayed that a court would hear a case against his party alleging they misled or tried to mislead voters. The six ridings in question are based on one person’s allegations, he said. “There’s no consistency there, no pattern,” he said. “I hope it gets resolved and tossed out. There’s only been one proven case, and it was the Liberals.” Elections Canada traced robocalls that allegedly misled Guelph voters from an untraceable phone registered to a Pierre Poutine. The scandal has opposition parties claiming the Conservatives are guilty of misconduct.


Although many politicos say the Conservatives badly bungled their handling of the F-35 file, O’Connor doesn’t see it as significant issue. Yes, they have “hit the restart button” on the sole-sourced pre-purchase of F-35 fighter jets (meant to replace aging CF18s). And, yes, it is largely based on demands that the government reveal the full-lifespan costs of the program. But O’Connor’s question is how the government is expected to see 42 years into the future. “How can you predict the future?” he said, adding that he admits the pre-purchase was a failure from a public relations point of view. However, in the final analysis, the cost difference is about $1 billion versus $850 million; not that wide a gap, he said.

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EMC news - Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais is on the mend after suffering a heart attack on the morning of Jan. 7, his family says. Blais, one of the youngest councillors at age 32, was taken to the Monfort Hospital by ambulance after collapsing at a gym in the mid-morning, said city spokesman Michael FitzPatrick. He was transferred to the Ottawa Heart Institute later that day and received surgery, Blais’ family said in a statement released by the city. “After suffering a heart attack while exercising this morning, Councillor Stephen Blais is on the mend at the heart institute, where he is receiving world-class care,” reads the statement, which was sent out on the evening of Jan. 7. “Stephen and his family would also like to thank all the well-wishers for their support and kind words during this time and that he is looking forward to returning to work as soon as possible,” the statement continued. Blais regained consciousness from a medically induced


coma at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, two days after the heart attack and surgery. “Stephen’s wife, Marta and his family are pleased to report that he has cleared another hurdle on his road to recovery,” reads a second statement from the Blais family. Blais’ family also thanked the two hospitals, Ottawa firefighters, paramedics and the staff at GoodLife Fitness at Place d’Orléans. Financial donations the family received were donated to the heart institute. Blais’ fellow east-end Coun. Bob Monette sent his support to his colleague. “Hopefully everything goes well,” Monette said. “He’s

very young.” Monette hadn’t received an update on Blais’ condition on Monday afternoon but he said he believes Blais was a relatively new gym-goer. The two councillors had a conversation in the fall about trying to shed a few pounds and Blais said he planned to watch what he eats. Blais is in his first term as a city councillor after being elected in October of 2010. Prior to that, he served as a trustee for the Catholic school board from 2006 to 2010. Blais and his wife, Marta, and young son Stephen Jr. live in Convent Glen. Blais was raised in Queenswood Heights and Fallingbrook and helped found the St. Peter High School Alumni Association and served as president of the Queenswood Heights Community Association. Blais’ professional career has seen him work in the Privy Council office and in the office of the provincial Minister of Consumer and Business Services and at the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and Carleton University. He holds an honours undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Ottawa.




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Coffee shop serves up young musicians Holy Trinity students’ music mixes with coffee aromas in Stittsville shop John Curry

EMC news - There was the music of Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven. And also of Bach and Paganini. But the works of these famous composers was also joined by the ragtime melody from an Academy Award winning movie, a jazz standard Blue Monk, and even the theme song of a world-renowned sports team. Yes, last Friday’s Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville featured an eclectic assortment of music, all of it provided by a couple of talented

young musicians. Performing at this weekly musical event at the shop were pianist Jordan Dugan and violinist Yohan Peeters, both of them Grade 10 students at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata. And they were joined on this musical evening by Holy Trinity music teacher Neil Bateman, who although a talented guitarist in his own right, confined his involvement on this particular night to commentary and serving as the MC for the pair. FIRST VISIT

He noted that it was the first time that he’d taken music students to play in public at a coffee shop but added that it is important to get young musicians out of the classroom and in public so they can come to realize that music is important to everyone in society. Jordan Dugan, who plays the keyboard, began the

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night with an array of pieces by some of the world’s best known composers: Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. Jordan is currently working on his grade nine Royal Conservatory of Music rating. A keyboard player, his repertoire ranges from the classics to jazz and blues. His schoolmate Yohan Peeters, a violinist, then took over, with an early focus on Johann Sebastian Bach. He is currently studying violin and while violinists like Paganini and composers like Bach are in his repertoire, he also exhibits blues and jazz-style influences. Violinist Yohan Peeters wound up the night with a song by Paganini. Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville gave them a chance to display their musical talents while also seeing their names on the shop’s front window. Music Nights continue through January.

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Public invited to peek into Ottawa’s streets of the future Laura Mueller

EMC news - A radical rethinking of transportation in Ottawa’s downtown core will be on display for the public at city hall on Thursday, Jan. 17. The final presentation for the city’s Downtown Moves study will kick off the way it started – with speakers discussing the strategy needed to move transportation for Ottawa’s urban core into the future. That means reconsidering how people will get downtown – mainly by using transit, bicycles or by walking. Members of the public can view a display of the final Downtown Moves plan in Jean Pigott Hall at city hall (110 Laurier Ave. W.) starting at 5 p.m. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. and feature Amanda O’Rourke from 880 Cities, Donna Hinde from the Planning Partnership, Ron Clarke of Delcan Corporation, the study’s engineering consultant, and finally Ken Greenberg, a popular consultant and speaker on urban design issues. The open house is the final public meeting on the plan before it goes to planning committee for approval in early March.

The study is meant to provide a blueprint for how streets, bicycle lanes and sidewalks should be designed in the downtown to accommodate thousands of pedestrians who will pour onto the streets from three underground stations after the city’s light-rail line begins operating in 2018. The city’s master planning documents say that pedestrians should have the highest priority, but that’s often not the case in reality, said Nelson Edwards, the city planner in charge of the project. “It’s going to test how far we can push that conversation,” Edwards said. The difference will be in how engineers approach the way they design the street, he said. In the past, they would start with the center line in the road and move outwards to fill up the space. In that paradigm, the private vehicle ranks as most important. But the shifting needs of downtown transportation mean the city needs to look at building streets from the outside edge inward, meaning the features for pedestrians have the highest priority, then bicycles are considered, and finally the remaining amount of space will be parceled out for vehicles. Edwards and engineering

consultants have drawn up samples of how downtown streets could be rebuilt when the city approves money for the projects. By doing a lot of the work ahead of time, Edwards thinks it will be much easier for city planners to simply adopt the those prepared templates that have already been studied. Making the process easier will ensure the streets are actually built as Downtown Moves envisions them to be, he said. TWO-WAY STREETS

While another plan for the area, the draft version of the Centretown community design plan, envisions testing the idea of changing some one-way streets into two-way streets, that will depend on how much space is leftover when the needs of different road users are accounted for, Edwards said. If there is a tradeoff between having bicycle lanes or having two lanes for vehicular traffic, it’s more likely that bicycles would be prioritized. “We have a limited rightof-way and we need to distribute that space in an equitable way,” he said. An independent review of converting downtown streets to two-way roads would not






The final presentation for the city’s Downtown Moves study will be on display for the public at city hall on Thursday, Jan. 17. be the “panacea solution” that some planners believe it could be, Edwards said. That doesn’t mean we won’t see any conversions to two-way streets, Edwards said. In fact, his plan supports testing that idea out on Metcalfe Street since it is a more ceremonial route that links Parliament Hill and the Canadian Museum of Nature. “It may be a bold choice,” he said. The Downtown Moves strategy will eventually mean there will be less on-street parking in the downtown, creating a need to better direct drivers to the numerous publically accessible underground parking lots instead, Edwards

said. “Yes, it will have an impact on those (parking spaces), but it will be a minimal impact,” he said.

welcoming environment for pedestrians along Queen Street will encourage amenties such as cafés and stores to set up shop there, Edwards said. The same goes for cyclists on Slater and Albert streets. The glut of bus traffic that clogs those streets will mostly be removed when transit moves underground, opening up an opportunity to use the former Transitway streets for other modes of transportation. Edwards said he and other transportation planners at the city believe it’s the right spot for the spine of the east-west bikeway through downtown. Slater and Albert could be the right location for a sort of “bike highway” through the downtown and link to other bicycling lanes that take people to other important destinations. That’s the role Edwards sees the Laurier segregated lane pilot project playing. It will be an important route to maintain during light-rail construction, he said, but after 2018, Laurier will still be an important route for cyclists to get to destinations like city hall, the courthouse, the main library and other important office buildings.


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City clears final Lansdowne legal hurdle Conservancy appeal denied by Supreme Court Laura Mueller

EMC news - Construction at Lansdowne Park can continue with a clear conscience after the Supreme Court dismissed the final legal challenge against the development. Construction began this fall, before the court had issued its final ruling on whether it would hear an appeal from John Martin’s Lansdowne Park Conservancy. Last September, city solicitor Rick O’Connor said would be “exceedingly difficult” for Martin to be successful in request to be heard by the Supreme Court. The conservancy was arguing that the courts should

reject the city’s contract with a private company, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, to redevelop the Glebe site on the grounds that it was a solesourced deal. Martin’s group had proposed an alternate vision for the site that focused to retaining it as a park and public space, whereas the current plan includes a great deal of retail and commercial development. He wanted the city to run a competitive bid for the redevelopment contract. The conservancy’s legal case was dismissed by the Ontario Court of Appeal on Aug. 28 of last year and Martin applied to the Supreme Court to ask if it would hear his case. The legal challenge had previously been rejected by three divisional court judges last April. In an email sent out late in the afternoon on Jan. 10, Martin called the result “an incredible opportunity lost.” Martin laid the blame for what he calls a lack of competitive process on Mayor

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The Supreme Court has issued the final rejection to the Lansdowne Park Conservancy’s case against the city and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s $300-million redevelopment of the Glebe property. Jim Watson and the city’s administration, not the courts.

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up for responsible local government,” Martin wrote.

Watson wrote in a statement that the city will work “aggressively” to recover legal costs from the conservancy. The conservancy has already been ordered to pay the city $11,000 in legal costs from previous court decisions. “I want to say again that every citizen has a right to challenge the city’s decisions in court. But that right should not be taken lightly,” Watson wrote. The Conservancy case is the second legal challenge to the project to be rejected by the courts. The Friends of Lansdowne spent $600,000 taking their fight to a threejudge panel at the Ontario Superior Court. On April 30, 2012, the panel agreed that the city’s partnership with the OSEG doesn’t constitute an illegal subsidy for a private business, rejecting the Friends of Lansdowne’s legal appeal of the project. The Friends announced on June 14 that they would not take their case to the Supreme Court.


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Active thinking leads to better grades EMC news - All students are active thinkers by nature, but not all students know how to think actively when it comes to classroom learning or at-home studying. According to Oxford Learning’s CEO and founder, Dr. Nick Whitehead, this is because, like many other school skills (such as studying, organization, and focus) active thinking is a skill that students need to be shown how to use. “Active learning is not a

skill restricted to the classroom. Children (and adults, too) should always be thinking about the world around them. In fact, the more that children develop this skill outside the classroom, the more they are able to apply it in class.� Dr. Whitehead outlines three simple steps for students to follow to practice their active thinking skills: • Before the activity, whether it’s doing a craft or sitting down in class, stu-

dents should pause to try reflect on what they already know about what they are going to do. This primes the brain to get it ready learn something new. • During the activity students should ask themselves questions to draw connections or highlight details, like “What is this similar to?â€? • After the activity students can reflect on what they just learned. This can be done by creating sum-

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City agrees with sink hole recommendations

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EMC news - Four months after a large sinkhole closed the highway 174 Jean D’Arc off-ramp, the city is agreeing with five recommendations to prevent similar incidents in the future. On Sept. 4, 2012, a storm sewer underneath the off-ramp collapsed during rush hour. A section of the road was closed for repairs for several days. An independent engineering report on the road collapse was scheduled to be presented to and discussed by the city’s environment committee on Jan. 15. A statement released by the city says the municipal government agrees with all the findings and recommendations and has already begun to take steps to implement the five suggestions. In the statement, city manager Kent Kirkpatrick said the city recognizes the “seriousness” of the sinkhole event and it will continue to strengthen protocols to help prevent similar incidents. “The city is committed to doing everything in its power to protect public safety,” Coun. Maria McRae, chairwoman of the environment committee, said in a city press release. “This report along with the city’s new comprehensive asset management program will help to ensure that staff implement necessary measures so that our roads are safe and to ensure that residents can keep travelling on them without worry,” Orléans Coun. Bob Monette said in the statement.

He was referring to a document city council approved in October that outlines the condition and a maintenance schedule – with costs – to repair and replace things such as roads, pipes and bridges. Added to that will be more inspections and monitoring in situations where the city identifies a pipe that needs replacement so it can be fasttracked. Those steps include talking with the Ontario government about establishing provincewide inspection requirements for critical sewers, similar to what Ottawa is doing with its new asset management prac-

This report ... will help to ensure that staff implement necessary measures so that our roads are safe. ORLÉANS COUN. BOB MONETTE

tices. The city’s approach prior to the sinkhole incident is similar to what cities of a comparable size do, the report found. The five recommendations offered by independent engineering firm BMRoss are: • To expand the definition of a high-risk storm sewer to include the probability of a pipe’s collapse and its consequences • To examine all “highrisk” storm sewers as soon as possible and have the examinations reviewed • To assess the quality of the data used to inform the city’s asset inventory and obtain better data where necessary • To use in-person inspections to supplement the video inspections the city already does • To include a discussion of the consequences of not

proceeding quickly on capital projects in reports. ENGINEERING REPORT

The recommendations were released in December and the city’s response was posted in advance of the Jan. 15 meeting during which the environment committee was to discuss the findings. BMRoss concluded the root cause of the sinkhole was that the degree of risk was not identified and acted on before it began to degrade. While a crew was inside the pipe throughout the day using an excavator and a skidsteer loader to install lights and remove rocks and debris, the review found there was no way to determine if those activities accelerated the pipe’s collapse. It was already known the collapse was possible or imminent – that’s why the repairs were scheduled – but it is possible the timing of contractors working in the pipe the day before it collapsed is simply a coincidence, the report concludes. A video shot inside the pipe on Aug. 17 showed the pipe was in very poor condition, the report says. Within a day, city staff had expanded the type of work to be done on the pipe, but the city should have gone further, BMRoss’s report states. “In our opinion, the immediate need for a more robust assessment of the pipe was not understood, identified or communicated,” the report reads. Part of the reason the condition of the pipe wasn’t considered more of an emergency is because there was no prior inspection to compare with the video footage because the city was only inspecting those types of pipe every 15 years. An inspection is said to have been done in 1997, prior to amalgamation, but no report was available from that inspection.


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Sledding Hills are Open! The City of Ottawa has opened 56 approved sledding hills. Outdoors enthusiasts are invited to sled while weather and hill conditions permit, and to remember to make safety your top priority. Enjoy this wonderful winter activity in our community at Walter Baker Park, Ricky Place Park, and Bridlewood Park. For safety tips please visit

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EMC sports - Like many great success stories there are usually challenges and for Elizabeth Manley it was depression. During her path to the Olympic silver medal in 1988 she struggled as a teenager with depression and was able to overcome it with conversational therapy, something many teens don’t have access to or are not aware of. To bring awareness and raise money for programs that help teens with depression, Elizabeth Manley is producing a unique skating event to support DIFD and the Youth Services Bureau on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. TOP SKATERS, SINGERS

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City staff has been working around the clock to make sure that our streets and sidewalks are being maintained to safe standards. They have been out removing snow, and clearing the ice build-up on catch basins and fire hydrants in our community. Residents can help keep our community safe by making sure that catch basins and fire hydrants remain free of snow and ice.


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Break bad habits for a better lifestyle EMC news - Bad habits tend to accumulate like drops in a bucket. They are the little things we do daily that add up and ultimately impact our overall health and wellbeing. To reveal bad habits that are common today, and how to turn them around to make positive changes in our lives, Dr. Janet Tamo, a consulting dentist for Crest and Oral-B, plus fitness expert, Kathleen Trotter, met recently to share their thoughts. “Inactivity throughout the day is one of the habits I see most often,” said Trotter. “Many people drive to work, search for the closest parking spot to the entrance door or sit in front of the TV for hours after sitting behind a desk all day. There are so many quick and easy ways to integrate activity into your day without sacrificing valuable time with family and friends.” Trotter recommends integrating exercise into your routine with these examples: • Bike to work instead of driving. • If it’s safe to do so, park at the end of the parking lot and walk. • Opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator. If it’s too much, get off the elevator early and walk at least one

flight. • Do some resistance exercises with an exercise band or exercise ball while watching TV. • Schedule and commit to weekly walking dates with your family or a friend. Dr. Tamo echoes this advice when discussing oral health habits with her patients. “There are a lot of factors that contribute to having a healthy body, including exercising and eating right, but many people don’t realize that taking care of their teeth and gums can be just as important,” she said. “Some of my patients are physically fit, but struggle with dental plaque buildup, which may lead to more serious oral health issues if left untreated. The first line of defense I recommend is regular cleanings at the dentist, and in between visits, to use products that reduce and control plaque.” The effects of bad habits can accumulate and have a negative impact on your overall health over time. By choosing to make healthier choices every day, you can feel better about your health – and have something extra to smile about. News Canada

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City Councillor, Kanata North LIBRARY CLOSURE The Beaverbrook Library will be closing on February 19th for a major renovation and expansion to convert it to a District Library. Completion is scheduled for August, 2014. During the closure a depot will operate in the Beaverbrook Mall at 2 Beaverbrook Road, opening on February 21st. Operating hours will be the same as the present library. Customer services at the depot will include book return, pickup of requested items, payment of fines, browse and borrow from the Express Read Collection and high demand items, including children’s books, daily newspapers and some multilingual items. There will be an express internet station, wireless internet, a small area for reading and a limited number of programs. The Kanata Room items will be temporarily housed in the Stittsville Library. Programs for both children and adults will be at the Hazeldean Branch. In 2012, the small Beaverbrook Branch was the second busiest library In Ottawa. Only the Main Branch downtown provided more service. This expansion will provide space for present and future users, as well as meeting space, an expanded Kanata Room and special collections.


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EMC news - The growing income gap in Canada has some groups pushing for a living wage instead of a minimum wage. The nation’s 100 highestearning CEOs made – as of Jan. 2 at 1:18 p.m. – as much as the average Canadian earns in a year, according to a new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It takes about half of one workday for the average CEO to earn the average Canadian wage of $45,448, the report says. The left-leaning think tank’s survey found the average salary in 2011 for the top 100 CEOs was $7.7 million; it follows a 27-per-cent jump in 2010. And CCPA surveys show the income gap has grown over the past few decades. CEOs earned 235 times the average salary in 2011, compared to 85 times in 1995. Along with the hefty salaries, there is a concentration of power in the corporate sector that is perpetuating income inequality, according to CCPA’s study A Shrinking Universe: How Concentrated Corporate Power is Shaping Income Inequality in Canada. It links the rise of the richest Canadians with a shift toward more concentrated power within the country’s largest firms. WORKING POOR

“Something dramatic happened in Canada after 1980: the top 60 firms have effectively delinked from the rest of the corporate universe, and we now see a staggering de-

gree of concentrated power,” said the study’s author Jordan Brennan. He added that corporate and income power means the top .1 per cent is a factor driving income inequality. With the evaporation of manufacturing jobs in southern Ontario and federal jobs in Ottawa, more workers are forced to consider the minimum wage option. However, social democracies are built on an invisible social contract that says if the population works it should be paid enough to escape poverty; it prevents revolutions. But earning the minimum wage – currently $10.25 per hour – falls short by about a third what they need to get by, according to CCPA. Enter the living wage. The Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction estimated a family in that city with two parents working fulltime would need to make $16.29 an hour each to be considered earning a living wage. A living wage doesn’t allow families to save for retirement, children’s education or service their debt. It is merely the amount it costs to for working families to afford basic everyday things. In other words, the minimum wage reflects what employers are willing to pay, while a living wage reflects what it takes to live. And the latter is in place in parts of British Columbia. The cities of New Westminster and Esquimalt are committed to paying a living wage to municipal workers. Vancouver’s largest credit union, Vancity Credit Union, SAP Labs Canada and Briteweb are businesses that do the same. A school district and two universities also have policies in place. “The conversation they’ve started with corporations in B.C. is an interesting one,” said CCPA Ontario director Trish Hennessy. “Where the minimum wage conversation is usually directed at governments, the living wage conversation in B.C. is tak-

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Carleton economics expert Justin Paulson agrees with MacLaren that the idea is impractical, saying the minimum wage is the preferred option for a couple of reasons. “Bumping up the minimum wage is the best way to deal with it,” Paulson said. “If the goal is a living wage for all workers, it has to be across the board.” profit margins


Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren says a living wage is good in theory but few companies would be likely to back the policy instead of the current minimum wage. ing place with governments, businesses, as well as civil society.” PC PARTY

Were living wage policies to be passed in Ottawa and elsewhere, the amount paid per hour would have to be determined.

Jack MacLaren said the idea of a living wage is a good one in theory, but it would be difficult to convince most corporations to voluntarily participate. “I think it would be nice to have,” said the Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP. He isn’t in favour of raising corporate taxes to pay more to

the working poor, even though corporate taxes in Ontario they are among the lowest of any North American jurisdiction and are lowest they have been in many recent decades. He fears corporations will move to another area, though the vast majority needs to be located in the province to do business here.

He added that a lot of companies – not the large corporations with well-paid CEOs – have very small profit margins. To pay workers at a corner store more money, for instance, would simply mean higher prices passed on to consumers. That would lead to inflation. Still, a significant bump for the working poor would be a way to increase consumer spending and recirculate wealth. The CCPA also maintains that it is in the interests of municipalities to see that every worker in a given city is out of poverty. Municipalities are the ones paying for the health and law-enforcement services that come along with a poorly-paid population. They are paying it with higher taxes to residents. The City of Ottawa was contacted, but did not comment.

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Night club offers condolences to family of slain student Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The Gatineau night club where Sheldon O’Grady went to party with some friends has issued their condolences to the family of the slain Algonquin student. Club Addiction on Promenade du Portage issued a news release on Jan. 7 outlining the events that led to the death of the 18-year-old. The club’s security staff is believed to have responded to an argument between O’Grady and another 18-year-old Ottawa man who was ultimately charged with his death. The argument continued after the two were thrown out of the club and O’Grady was stabbed multiple times on the street. “Following the unfortunate events that occurred last weekend, Club Addiction would like to extend its deepest condolences to the O’Grady family and friends,” a statement on the club’s Facebook page read

Jan. 8. Mourners took to the club’s Facebook page in the days following the incident, lambasting the ownership for opening the day after O’Grady’s death and criticizing security. “I along with many others believe that this incident calls for strict pat downs,” a Facebook user identified as Bezzy Evraire posted, “If these were in place and the knives were found beforehand this whole situation would have been solved and my friend would still be alive. Simply carrying on, opening the club the same day and not changing a thing is not only embarrassing for yourselves, but is a sign of blatant disrespect to Sheldon and his family. Time to reassess and make some major changes.” The club asked mourners to focus on the family of O’Grady. “Rest assured that security acted according to protocol and in the best interest of its

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patrons’ safety,” the club’s statement reads. “While we understand that it is human nature to start pointing fingers when such an appalling event occurs, we would like to ask everyone to join us in directing their thoughts towards mourning and respect for Mr. O’Grady, his family and his friends.” Gatineau police continued their search for the weapon on Jan. 8 and asked that anyone with information about the incident call 819-243-2346, ext. 6677. Shelley Styles, the director of Algonquin College’s student support services, said a tragic event response team has already been in contact with some of O’Grady’s classmates and teachers. RESPONSE FROM THE COLLEGE

The team is made up of counsellors from the college’s student support services. “The first thing we did on Monday was to visit with Sheldon’s classmates and teachers for a kind of debriefing,” Styles said. “Because he was also heavily involved in soccer we have met with his teammates and coaches too.” Styles said members of the college’s students’ association had also planned to attend the wake and funeral. “We also plan to offer ongoing support because everyone deals with loss in their own time and in their own way,” she said. Algonquin College and O’Grady’s alma matter, Immaculata Catholic High School, flew their flags at half mast to honour his memory on Jan. 7.


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New funding adds surgical capacity boost at CHEO Eddie Rwema

EMC news - The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario will soon be able to perform 2,200 additional operations each year, thanks to new provincial funding. On Jan. 8, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that the Liberal government will spend close to $10-million to renovate and expand the day care surgery and post anaesthetic care units at CHEO. “We do everything we can, stretch as far as we need, make every sacrifice that is necessary to ensure that our children receive the best possible care,” said McGuinty. The renovations, expected to be completed in 2015, will allow CHEO to reduce patient travel and transportation within the hospital, improve patient safety and infection control, and increase the flexibility of surgical operations. “The demand for operating services continues to grow,” McGuinty said. “We need to build more capacities when it comes to surgeries in particular. This will help us get going in the right direction.” Although CHEO has been able to increase the number of surgeries performed annually by 16 per cent since the fall of 2009, the waiting list has also

increased during that time. “This is important because waiting for treatment of any kind is a bigger burden for kids and can, in some cases, have a significant effect in their developments and wellbeing,” said Dr. Carrol Pitters, CHEO’s chief of staff. “With this investment, you are helping CHEO provide our children and youth better access to surgical services.” Rising patient volumes have been blamed for longer wait times for some procedures. “The investment will enable us reorganize our day care surgery, recovery units, improve our efficiency, cut wait times and improve our patient experience,” said Pitters. Monica Coyne, whose eight-old son has had eight surgeries so far at CHEO, hailed the funding as an important step in helping children receive the surgery that they need as soon as they need them so they can get back to being kids sooner. “While no parents wants their child requiring eight surgeries before the time they are eight, CHEO was there when the need arises,” said Coyne, talking of her family’s experiences at CHEO. FEELING NOSTALGIC

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty plays a board game with 17-year-old Brody Froats prior to making a provincial funding announcement to help renovate and expand CHEO’s day care surgery and post anaesthetic care units on Jan. 8. his last news conferences as the premier of Ontario, McGuinty said he had mixed feelings about leaving his position. “I’ll never have a job as wonderful as this one – where you have so much opportu-

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Sparks street to get a splash of colour Michelle Nash

EMC news - A new opportunity to spread art in the city’s core has the Ottawa arts community buzzing. The Sparks Street Artist Alley will offer a space for local

artists to display and sell their works in the shadow of Parliament Hill. Artists Preston and Agata Zaborowski are responsible for collecting submissions from interested artists, who will be chosen to participate in the project by a jury.

“We are looking for unique artists that will represent Ottawa’s diverse talent,” said Agata Zaborowski. “We are open to all mediums and all levels, including students. Originality would be the main focus when making a decision in selecting artists.”

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plication before Jan. 31 will be eligible to display and sell their original artwork in specific indoor locations throughout the Sparks Street business district prior to May’s outdoor opening. All other submissions for the ongoing Artist Alley project are due March 15. Sparks Street Artists Alley will officially open in May and run until October. Sparks Street was built in the early 1800s and named for Nicholas Sparks. It was the street where federal politician D’Arcy McGee was assassinated in 1868. In 1961 the city closed the street to vehicles and Sparks Street became North America’s first permanent outdoor pedestrian mall.





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Our plan is to run an educational seminar and accommodate the first 80 students who register. There will be no cost for the seminar but we would kindly ask that each participant donate $25 or more to Do It For Darin in support of mental health.

We will run two one hour long discussions on Jan. 26th and students would register for either the 11am meeting or the 1pm meeting. Further details and registration forms may be obtained through our office by calling Barb Newman at 613-5913900. We think it should be fun and entertaining and we are looking forward to meeting the students and helping them come to a greater basic understanding of finances.

launched by the Sparks Street Mall Business Improvement Area The outdoor pedestrian mall hosts numerous events over the course of the year, including a New Year’s celebration. As part of Winterlude treasure hunts will be held on the street on Feb. 2 and Feb. 18, offering participants the chance to win a $500 Sparks Street shopping spree. The outdoor mall is also taking part in the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of craft brewing in the National Capital Region with Winter Brewed on Feb. 16 and 17. There are two deadlines associated with the Artist Alley project. Artists who submit an ap-



Detail from a painting by artist Agata Zaborowski. A new Artist Alley on Sparks Street will offer artists a chance to display and sell their work from May to October.

The two artists see this new project as a chance to create an art destination in the capital. “We couldn’t be more excited about the buzz it’s creating within the Ottawa artist community,” she said. “Finally there is a place for artists to sell and display their artwork.” Zaborowski said that although the capital has many galleries and a number of art festivals throughout the year, it does not have a regular public space for artists. This project could change that. “The idea behind the project is to have a permanent place for artists to call their own and to have the freedom to express artistically for all to appreciate and to create a spectacular original outdoor gallery that will represent Ottawa’s most original and finest artists,” she said. Zaborowski said she is most excited about the location. “Historic Sparks Street is the perfect place for artists to sell and display their work. The restaurants, cafes, shops and ambiance of Sparks Street speaks for itself,” she said. “There is no vehicle traffic, only a steady stream of people strolling the street.” Zaborowski said this project is part of the larger Sparks Street revitalization project,

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Storyteller weaves tales of flying in the dark Blind Ottawa resident reveals details of living life without sight Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Kim Kilpatrick isn’t hemmed in by her blindness. It’s the refusal of others to see what she is capable of doing that she finds frustrating. Kilpatrick applied for a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts to create a 90minute story telling program to talk about growing up blind. She wanted to break down some of the misconceptions about blindness. She has been a storyteller for 10 years, but wanted to expand her programming and allow for costs of things like publicity. “I like the medium of storytelling,” Kilpatrick said. “Unlike movies and plays there’s no visual component, you’re free to just listen.” Kilpatrick garnered the grant in the spring of 2011 and has performed at various locations in Ottawa and the valley. The downtown resident will appear on the National Arts Centre’s fourth stage on Jan. 17 to perform as part of the Ottawa Story Tellers Speaking Out, Speaking In series. Because storytelling is an

oral tradition, Kilpatrick said she doesn’t work from any kind of prepared notes. She rarely has props. The show is her story and her life. Funny and irreverent, Kilpatrick finds material in her daily life, much like a standup comedian – difference is she finds the material just as funny as the audience does. At the Ottawa Story Tellers office on Murray Street, Kilpatrick recounted being led across the street by well meaning people despite the fact that she wasn’t planning to cross. “It happens less now that I have a guide dog,” she said, stroking her constant companion Tulia. “But I would sometimes stop to get my bearings at a street corner and someone would come and lead me by the elbow across the road. Then you have to cross back.” Kilpatrick said she hopes her shows help people ask the questions of her they may be afraid to in other settings. When she isn’t hitting the stage at the NAC, Kilpatrick participates in workshops at area schools through an organization called Multicultural Arts School Council. “It’s great because kids will

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Kim Kilpatrick, pictured at the Ottawa Story Tellers office on Murray Street on Jan. 9, will perform her one-woman show Flying in the Dark at the National Arts Centre on Jan. 17. ask you anything,” she said. Kilpatrick said she also hopes being out in the community and giving public talks will help people to learn about blindness. “I know some people don’t feel they should have to be advocates because of their disability,” Kilpatrick said.

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“But I want people to feel comfortable around me.” Kilpatrick said some people assume she isn’t mentally capable because of her blindness, or that she is hard of hearing. “I will be in a meeting or something and people will ask whoever is accompanying me what I want for lunch,” Kilpatrick said. “Or in the same conversation where someone is asking me if I have super hearing because I am blind, they are shouting.” Caitlyn Paxson, a public relations officer for Ottawa Story Tellers, said she has worked

with Kilpatrick for five years and was initially taken aback by some of the things that would happen when they were out together. “We would be in a store and a clerk would ask me if I think she would like an item,” Paxson said. “I would say, ‘She’s right there.’” But whatever she lacks in sight, Kilpatrick makes up for in humour, often bursting out laughing as she recalls awkward encounters with wellmeaning sighted people. Growing up in Ottawa, Kilpatrick has the support of her family, who always pushed

her to live life to the fullest despite her disability. “When I was a kid I would try and say that I couldn’t clean my room because I was blind, but my mom wasn’t having any of it,” she said. She also recalled pretending to be unable to find candles and matches during power outages and trying to convince her siblings to play cards in the dark. Kilpatrick’s show includes stories like this and more. Tickets are $20 and the doors open on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the NAC box office or at

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To enter all you have to do is find the Far Horizons logo somewhere in the paper (not on this page) and mail or drop off to The EMC Contest at 57 Auriga Drive, Unit 103, Ottawa, ON, K2E 8B2. No purchase is necessary. Entrants must be 19 years of age or older. One ballot per household that can be entered every week. The contest runs for 8 weeks total, starting on Jan. 17th, 2013 until May 8th, 2013 in the following EMC publications: Orleans, Ottawa East, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Nepean/Barrhaven, Manotick, Kanata, West Carleton, Stittsville/Richmond & Arnprior. The last EMC edition that you can fill out a ballot is on May 2nd, 2013. Ballots must reach EMC office no later than 5pm May 9th at 5pm. Entrants are able to fill out one ballot every week per household. At the


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Ottawa’s #1 Ranked Soccer Club

A new year is a perfect opportunity to make a personal resolution and say goodbye to old habits.

Base your fitness resolution on knowledge

Champion OSU Force Academy 1997 Boys Lead OSU’s Disney Magic

EMC lifestyle - As the calendar flips to a new year and we wave goodbye to 2012, many Canadians will use the celebration to make a personal resolution and, hopefully, wave goodbye to old habits. When it comes to predicting the success of these personal promises, a 2012 study at the University of Scranton indicates this will be challenging for most Canadians. The study discovered the top resolution is to lose

The Ottawa South United Force tested themselves against some of the best competition in North America over the holiday break, and the result was remarkable all around. The trip to Florida was particularly special for the 1997 boys, who came away with a Disney Soccer Showcase tournament championship in the preacademy division. “We always knew they were a strong group of boys, and I think finally everybody put it together,” says OSU general manager Jim Lianos. “They grew up as a team, and as individuals, at that tournament. They showed what they’re made of.” In the group stage, the Force played a scoreless match against their U.S. affiliate club, the Dallas Texans, beat a USSF academy team from Kendall, FL 1-0 and then topped an MLS DC United academy side 1-0, with Vana Markarian scoring the lone marker in both contests. OSU wound up facing the Ontario Cup and national champions from Dixie in the final, coming out with a 2-0 victory on goals by Yousef Aldaqqaq. The perfect defensive record throughout the event was partly the product of the team’s two standout centre backs, Sanchit Gupta and Charles Andrascik .“I’ve told the college coaches down there, ‘If you guys are looking for defenders on scholarships, take these two as a package and you’ll never have to worry about your central defense until they graduate,” Lianos highlights, calling the pair the two best central defender duo in Ontario. “They’re that good.” Minus a small handful, the group of players that went 12-2-4 in the Ontario Youth Soccer League last summer have all been together at OSU since age 8 or 9. The team’s coach is Russell Shaw. Also at Disney, the ’96 boys were undefeated in group play with a win and two ties, which moved them into the bronze medal match where they came back from a 3-1 deficit with 15 minutes left to win 4-3. “That’s a very good group of boys that showed a lot of character and determination to win the bronze,”Lianos notes. The ’96 boys were also competitive in one-goal losses in the U15/16 USSF Academy Division, and the ’98 girls went 1-2. Simply being invited to take part in the #1-Ranked Showcase Tournament in North America puts the participants in elite company. “Even I am surprised about how quickly tangible and consistent success has come,” says OSU president Bill Michalopulos, whose club turns 10 years old this year. “It just goes to show you what an organized program and passionate OSU players and coaches can do.


“The best thing is that OSU is providing opportunities and we are very pleased to see our players and teams taking advantage of them.”

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weight and/or make a healthy self-improvement. And, out of the 45 percent of people who make a New Year’s resolution, only eight per cent will fully accomplish it—with 39 percent of people experiencing “infrequent success.” But that doesn’t mean you should return the workout clothes you received for Christmas or cancel the recently purchased gym membership. Greek philosopher

Plato reminds us that “a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” To increase the chance of triumph, three leading Canadian fitness experts share their ‘knowledge’ to help this year’s resolutions become a success story, not a number. David Patchell-Evans, the founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness, has 33 years’ experience helping people achieve their fitness goals. With 750,000 members,

GoodLife’s enthusiastic founder has many tips, but the first one that comes to mind: “Get friends and family onside with your resolution. “A workout buddy serves many purposes when it comes to fitness motivation,” said Patchell-Evans. “They provide comfort for people who might be entering a fitness club for the first time, they’re a great referee on the days when your motivation is wavering, and most importantly, they’re your cheering section when you begin to see results.” For the 16 percent of Canadians who have already joined a gym or fitness club, their resolution may be to take their fitness routine to the next level. Rod Macdonald, the vice president of canfitpro, the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry, explains that one of the keys to success is enlisting professional help. “Increase your support group. Hire a personal trainer, let your favourite group exercise instructor know about your resolution, and tell as many friends about it as possible,” Macdonald said. Lisa Belanger, an exercise physiologist and doctoral candidate at the University of Alberta, says a third tip is to “make an emotional connection to your resolution. Keep reminding yourself the reasons for your actions to keep you going. For example, ‘I am going to the gym to stay active and keep up with my grandchildren.’ Or ‘I’m eating more vegetables to avoid getting heart disease like my mother.’ Although it is unlikely Plato was referring to New Year’s fitness resolutions, his statement offers perspective. Base your good decision to become healthier on knowledge rather than shying away because of intimidating numbers. By taking realistic steps to reach your goal, you’ll be more likely to accomplish your resolution and defy the odds. More ideas on setting and achieving your fitness goals can be found online at www. News Canada




hardwood, (Hard Maple), cut and split. Free delivery. Kindling available. Call today 613-229-7533. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.


4 feet x 8 feet x 16 inches, $130.00 per faced cord. Free delivery. 613-838-4135

Carpentry, Repairs, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-832-2540 HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877793-3222 MELVIN’S

INTERIOR PAINTING Professional Work. Reasonable Rates. Honest . Clean. Free Estimates. References. 613-831-2569 Home 613-355-7938 Cell. NO JOB TO SMALL!

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. Firewood: Dry Mixed hardwood. $100/face cord. Call (613)258-7127.

Antiques for sale, visit our barn full of antiques. 3654 Hwy 29 North at Cedar Hill Road, Pakenham. Info: 613-794-5634 or 613-256-8937.


CAREER OPPORTUNITY Pure Ingenuity Inc. Equipment Design and Fabrication Group, Kingston, requires full time sheet metal fabricator. Duties to include reading drawings, layout of material and working with a variety of metalworking equipment in a CWB/TSSA certified shop. Interested applicants may submit their resume to: hr@


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


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AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum siding painting. *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

FITNESS & HEALTH New Year’s Resolution? Hypnosis Can Help. Stop Smoking, Weight, Phobias, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Pain, Self-Esteem, Addictions. Insurance. Linda Hay RN Certified Hypnotist, 613-836-5796.

GARAGE SALE Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5.

FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM apartment Arnprior, gorgeous, renovated, hardwood, appliances, window treatments, heat, water, and parking included. Many extras, quiet, secure, nonsmoking, pet-free building. $800 Call 613-296-4521 3 BEDROOM NEAR ARNPRIOR, semi large lot, gas heat, very private, 25 minutes to Kanata, children welcome, references required. $1086+utilities. 613-451-7728 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT located on Richardson Side Road. (between Carp & Stittsville). $650/mo+ heat & hydro. Call Scott 613-266-7784






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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 5 appliances and more, located in established area, on site management office, 323 Steeplechase Dr. (just off Stonehaven Dr) Kanata, K2M 2N6, call 613-592-0548

FOR SALE Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). (613)283-3629.


Saturday January 19, 2013 - Restaurant Liquidation Auction For “Freddies Restaurant” 5 Main Street East, Smiths Falls. Auction Starts at 10 AM SHARP (Preview from 9 am). Commercial Equipment: Natural gas Radiant Star Max charbroiler, Star Max Natural gas 48” griddle, HABCO 2 48” sliding door commercial cooler, Imperial Natural gas 6 burner range, 72” SS equipment stand, SS stand/table, Warming lights, BUNN double burner, cash register, glass front & top display case, selection of commercial dishes & effects, 7 sets of wooden dining table sets with 4 chairs, Occasional pedestal tables, 2 door ice cream freezer, chest freezers, Pepsi single door commercial cooler, sandwich board, crafts, decoration & effects. This restaurant is closed as of Sunday January 13th. All items will be sold by Public Auction. NO RESERVES! NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Delivery of larger items available through Auctioneer. Washrooms, Catering. Sunday January 20, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! SPACE AVAILABLE FOR CLEAN CONSIGNMENTS. Sunday January 27, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! LOOKING FOR QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FOR SPECIAL FEB. 23 ANTIQUE ONLY AUCTION! BOOK YOUR AUCTION WITH US! We conduct Indoor Consignment Auctions Year round at our Indoor Heated Auction Hall & 6 Acre Facility. Shop Local - Pop into our Sales Building to Buy your next Brand New Mattress Set today - We have 250 New Beds in Stock - Lowest Prices Around. 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM & Fridays Open Till 8 PM! - Shop Local! We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances!



Dan Peters CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser Amanda Todd CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser (613) 284-8281 or Auction Hall (613) 284-1234 email: Website:

HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866652-6837 www.thecoverguy. com/newspaper

McKee, 2 Auger, 7 ft. snowblower, $800. Call 613-6573740 Need Auto Financing? 100% Approvals, No turndowns! Call 613-281-4864. Apply online @ New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234. Radio Controlled model aircraft. Two Eagle 2 Trainers, both very good condition. 613-2577822 for more information. Winter tires, 2 Toyo, 2 Ultragrip, 21565R16, mounted GM 5 bolt pattern. $50 each o.b.o. 613-623-8957.

HELP WANTED Bilingual Part-time ECE required. Possibility of full time in the future. Please apply to:




0 sq ft LARGE SELECTION OF and Outdoor Huge 10,0o0wroom! QUALITY FURNITURE Building! Indoor Sh OPEN

Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twenty-seven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135. Cleaning lady required, Stittsville area. Every second Friday 3 to 3.5 hrs. Must be experienced, reliable, honest, energetic and enjoy their work Only serious need apply. References required. Call Helen 9 am.-8 p.m. 613831-9545 or leave message. EARN EXTRA INCOME! Carrier contractors needed for early am newspaper home delivery in Kanata and Stittsville, 7 days/week. Vehicle a must. $500-$950+/MONTH 613-592-9786 Full time person to work in copy shop in Kanata. Experience required. Email resume: Full-time auto dismantler required. Knowledge of automo-bile parts preferred. Pay range $14$16/hr. Apply: Dave’s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email: Invest in yourself. Are you willing to turn 5-15 hours per week into money using your computer at home? Training provided, flexible hours. Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

F lea Market One of the Largest in the Ottawa Valley!

Snowplow/Salt truck drivers required for T.G. Carroll Cartage Ltd. AZ licence required. Fax 613-836-7658 or tgcarroll@

PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! Residential Foundation Company looking for form setters, labourers as well as experienced boom truck, concrete pump, and stone slinger operators. Valid DZ and clean drivers abstract a must. Competitive wage based on experience with benefits. Please fax resume to 613-2563008 or e-mail to TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations and Salary provide. Various benefits. Apply 902-422-1455 email

Bridlewood- Experienced Caregiver has space available. All ages welcome. Plenty of TLC; nutritious meals/snacks; outdoor/indoor play; non-smoking environment. Excellent references. Teachers and support staff only. Call 613-271-1560. Experienced daycare provider in Morgan’s Grant. Bright, spacious daycare, crafts, nutritious meals, lots of TLC! St. Gabriel’s bus. (613)271-1439.



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Call Sharon Today 613-688-1483 or Email AUCTIONS

“Call or email to Book Your Auction Today”

Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-6526837. newspaper

Looking to Boost Your Business? Looking to Hire New Staff? Have Stuff to Sell?

Starting at Delivery and maintenance package included. Limited time offer. Instant rebates up to $1,000.




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No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, but only selected candidates will be contacted.

Dan Peters New Bed Factory Outlet- January clearance20-50% off! Over 300 Ontario made mattress & boxspring sets in stock! Foam single matts $79, double $99, coil mattress & box sets $159 single, $199 double, queen pillow top sets $379, king size 800 coil set $699, new queen memory gel sets $899 wow! King size pocket coil with 5” latex plush top only 1 in stock was $2199 50% off now only $1099! 3/4 beds available. Delivery available. Call for bulk dis-counts. Evening appointments available. Call 613-284-8281 open Tues-day through Sunday 10 am-5 pm, open till 8 pm on Fridays! 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls.



Hungerford Gate Apartments Kanata 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy; include fridge, stove, storage, parking, and ceramic flooring; security cameras, rental agent and maintenance person on site; laundry room; located near parks, buses, shop-ping, schools, churches, etc. To view, call 613-878-1771.



ESTATE AUCTION SALE In the Vernon Recreational Centre, Vernon Ont. – turn East on Lawrence St. ½ mile-just off Bank St.(formerly Hwy 31) – approx 20 miles South of Ottawa. Watch for Auction Signs.

Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 am (viewing from 8:30 am) Everyone come and enjoy the auction! We are honoured to be selling quality antiques and furniture, beautiful glassware and interesting collectibles from the estate of the late Milton and Lillian Stinson of Ottawa and other area estates. From the helpful and qualified staff to the homemade cooking, we have it all! See for more detailed listing. Terms - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill 613-445-3269 613-821-2946 Our auction team offers more than 40 years of experience and integrity, along with the youthful enthusiasm of our next generation of bilingual auctioneers. We are proud of our past but passionate about our future. Call us today to book your Spring Real Estate, Farm or Household Auction. Refreshments available. Auctioneers not responsible for accidents.

Custodian Needed for Glen Cairn United Church, approximately 10 hours/week. For information email:


KANATA Available Immediately 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unfinished basement, one parking spot. $1038 per month plus utilities.

613-831-3445 613-257-8629

Kathy and Wayne Beaten of Stittsville are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Sarah to Mark Gourgon who is the son of Gerry and Darlene Gourgon of Stittsville. The marriage took place on September 8, 2012 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Ottawa with a reception at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. CLR407371



CA$H for TRASH KANATA KANATA Beautiful treed Beautiful treed views. 8 Ares of views. Acres of Park 8Setting Park Setting. Secure 24hr Secure monitoring 24hr monitoring.


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APARtmentS in SeCuRe building • Bright One & Two bedroom units with fridge, stove, carpeting throughout, elevator, ground floor laundry room , balconies on 2nd & 3rd floors, walk-out patio on ground floor, free parking with outdoor outlet. • Central location



Absolutely Beautiful 1&2 bedroom apartments

Secure 50’s Plus Building Carleton Place No Smoking No Pets $700.00 and up Seniors’ Discounts

Please respectfully, no pets, no smokers! Campbell View & Campbell Place, Robert Street, Arnprior


We pay TOP DOLLAR for your Unwanted Car.


ACCOUNTING CHRONICLE DIAMOND AWARD WINNER 2009, 2010 & 2011 Saturn Accounting Services 613-832-4699

Iver Rd., Kanata. Approx. 10003000 sq.ft. Some training and office space, some industrial. Bill 613-223-0798.



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Digital SLR Photography classes. One on one sessions $30.00 per session or $210.00 for 8. Brickmoir Digital Creations, Almonte. 613-256-1341


CLEANING / JANITORIAL A Clean Home is a Happy Home. Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly. Safe products for you and your pets. References available. 613-832-9251 RELIABLE, MATURE CLEANING LADY will clean your home for a very reasonable price. References available. 613-769-0937


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



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MUSIC Piano, Guitar, Accordion Lessons. Call 613-614-1978 to register. Call today ! w w w. w e s c a r m u s i c s t u d i



TRUE Advice! TRUE Clarity! TRUE Psychics! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or Mobile #4486 (18+) 3.19/min. TRUE PSYCHICS 4 Answers Call Now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3032 Mobile #4486

BOYD In loving memory of a dear wife, mom and grandmother Nancy, who passed away January 13, 1996.

Good selection of purebred Charolais bulls, 1 and 2 year olds. 613-275-2930.

Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169

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

Lovingly remembered, John, Carolyn, Danny, Terry, Ann-Marie, Gavan, Shane, Kyle, and Justin

MORTGAGES 1ST & 2ND /L.O.C. Private Funds Available Credit Problems? I have solutions. Please contact Jack Ronson 1-855-847-7337 Metro City Mortgages, Belleville. Licence#M08004515 Broker#10202





Atlantic Voices Concert, Scottish Fling, Sun, January 27 at 3 p.m. Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St. $15/$18 (door) 613-722-9240

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

175 Acres off Goshen between Arnprior and frew. Hardwood bush, hunting. $175,000. More mation call 613-623-7572

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Jim Perry Motors Sales in Kemptville

Internet Sales Person Needed to handle high volume of internet leads and coordinate adversing at our busy dealership.



Curatorial Assistant Job Ad The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a part time employee to work 10 hours each weekend on contract for 20 weeks (with the possibility of an extension) at $11.00 per hour. Job duties include: developing and assisting with public programs and exhibitions, registering artefacts, and providing museum tours. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.

Candidate must: Be able to manage dealership website Have adversing experience Have strong computer skills Have sales experience Be able to Multask Be extremely organized


Base salary + commission with benefits package Please apply via email:

Fast Growing Company Requires

Full Time Satellite TV Installers

Candidates require excellent English language skills and computer competency. French language skills, museum experience and knowledge of basic hand tools an asset. Job shifts include Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will be accepted by email, post or in-person until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013.

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248

Shipping Receiving Supervisor

For more information please send a resume to or fax to

Metroland East Distribution Centre is seeking an experienced shipping receiving supervisor to join our team.


Reporting directly to the Production Manager, you will take full accountability for the supervision of day-to-day shipping and receiving of flyer inserts, newspapers and supporting materials.

No experience necessary. All training will be supplied.



The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital has the following opening:

Senior Accounting Clerk

2004 Ford Free Star V6 auto. Only 168,000 kms. 5 door, 7 pass. van with rear collapse bench for extra cargo space. Excellent condition for transport or travel. Only $3,495. Etested and certified. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto.

Requirements and competencies: UÊÊ œœÀ`ˆ˜>ÌiÊ܈̅Ê̅iÊ7>Ài…œÕÃiÊ -Õ«iÀۈÜÀÃÊ>˜`ʜ̅iÀÊ*>˜ÌÊ«iÀܘ˜iÊ in order to attain delivery, cost and quality of production objectives UÊÊœÃÌiÀÊ«œÃˆÌˆÛiÊܜÀŽˆ˜}ÊÀi>̈œ˜Ã…ˆ«ÃÊ and respond proactively to performance concerns, discipline, employee complaints and other employee relation matters To express your interest in this position please email your application to by January 18th 2013. 7iÊ Ì…>˜ŽÊ iÛiÀޜ˜iÊ vœÀÊ ÞœÕÀÊ ÃÕL“ˆÃȜ˜ÃÊ but only those suitable candidates will be contacted.

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WORK WANTED Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.


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

Action Fast Junk Removal. best prices, 10% Seniors Discount, call driver directly for free quote, 7 days a week. (613)266-0431.

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

WANTED Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call 613-479-2870.

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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR The successful applicant will have significant construction industry estimating experience OR will be a graduate that possesses excellent numeracy and MS Excel skills that can be trained as a construction industry estimator. Permanent position at Perth location. Apply via email to Peter Ghinn CL339827_0110







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Full time Senior Accounting Clerk to provide payroll services, accounts payable and general accounting for the hospital. Qualifications: • Completion of payroll courses certified under the Canadian Payroll Association. • Completion of an approved 3 year college level accounting program. • Minimum two year’s previous experience in payroll processing and accounts payable in a computerized environment. • Previous experience in a hospital environment preferred. For complete details about this position, please visit careers on our website at Applications can be sent to the Human Resources Department, 211 Lake Ave. Carleton Place, ON, K7C 1J4, Fax: (613)2573026, E-mail: by 4:00 pm January 25, 2013.

2003 Kia Rio 4 door. 4 cyl. automatic 1.6L. Only 136074 kms. Gas economy for travel. Excellent small car 4 door. No rust. Excellent condition. $2795 certified, e-tested. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto.

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


Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville ON, K2S 1B8, CLR407279

Installer must supply own vehicle, valid driver’s license, tools, ladders, consumables, vehicle insurance, etc. Potential for income between $50,000.00 to $80,000.00 yearly + bonuses. Evening and weekend shifts required.

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JOHNSON, Roger Hand in hand with Dionysus, our father Roger David Johnson passed away gracefully in the Quinte Hospital (Belleville) on November 7, 2012, at the age of 55. He will be sadly missed by his children Becky “Bexter” Jane, Katrina Marie, and Cameron David, and also by his former spouse Laura. “Those who are lost to the storm are forever gone but never forgotten.”

With great sadness, the family of Anita Alice Fortin announce her passing at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 while surrounded by “Her Girls”. Anita Fortin of Sandy Hook (Arnprior) at the age of 81 years. Dear daughter of the late Earl Dodge and the late Ellen Mooney. Beloved wife for over 60 years of Wilfred “Wilf” Fortin. Dearly loved mother of Anne McLean (Ron) and Debbie Anderson (Doug), both of Smiths Falls; Susan McIntyre (Michael) of Arnprior and Marcy Barrett (Andrew) of Russell. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 9. Dear sister of Jack Dodge (Myrna) of Manitoulin Island; Millie Thompson (late Colin) and Cecile L’Abbee (late Edward), both of Renfrew and Marlene McLeod (Gordon) of Burnstown. Predeceased by a brother, Norval and a sister, Patricia Smith. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A private visitation and Funeral Liturgy was conducted at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, January 11th. Cremation will take place with interment at the Malloch Road Cemetery in the spring. In memory of Anita, a donation to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations CLR406963

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: The deadline for all community event submissions is Friday at noon.

Jan. 17, 24 and 31

Captains Table Games Tournament will feature three days of fun, food and friendly competition, at three different retirement homes in Kanata this month all starting at 11:30 a.m.: Jan 17: euchre at Empress Kanata Retirement Residence, 170 McGibbon Dr.; Jan. 24: pool at Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence, 20 Shirley’s Brook Dr.; Jan. 31: bocce ball at Stonehaven Manor Retirement Residence, 70 Stonehaven Dr.

Jan. 19

The City of Ottawa is continuing the conversation with residents and stakeholders regarding the development of the city’s long-term waste plan. It is hosting four recycling and waste fairs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Residents can also participate by providing their feedback at ottawa. ca. The fairs are taking place at the following locations:

Jan. 20

Jan. 23

The Ottawa Running Club 2013 training officially starts at 8:30 a.m. We’ll have Learn to Run, five-kilometre and 10km groups at the Wellington Bridgehead and Half Marathon and Marathon groups at the Westboro Bridgehead (on Golden Avenue). Full details, including registration, at Winter Family Fun Day will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in Juanita Snelgrove Park (formerly Sandhill Park on Kinghorn behind South March Public School). There will be skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing and winter games for the kids. Free hot chocolate and treats for Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant Community Asso-


NEW BEGINNERS CLASS IN KANATA St Pauls Anglican Church (20 Young Rd.)

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John G. Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr.; Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd.; Ray Friel Recreation Complex, 1585 Tenth Line Rd.; Walter Baker Complex, 100 Malvern Dr. A complimentary pancake breakfast (while supplies last) will be served.

The Kanata Chess Club welcomes all with an interest in chess to join them at Stittsville’s Gaia Java Coffee Company at 7 p.m. Play a game with a member or ask questions about chess in our area. As always, fresh locally roasted coffee and many other treats like the baking of Totally Square Bakery are available. Contact Dave Anderson at 613836-6869 for details.

Jan. 24

Walden Village invites you to attend the Winter Warm Up – The Chili Trials at noon. Test out our cooks’ own chili recipes and decide for yourself which is best and the winning recipe will start our Walden Village cook book. Walden Village Retirement Residence – RSVP your space with Amy at 613-591-3991.

Jan. 26

The annual Robbie Burns Supper will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. at 140 Abbeyhill Dr. in celebration of the Great Scottish Bard, Robbie Burns. Join Sherry’s School of Highland Dance, the Ottawa Cape Breton Session Band, and Charlie Inglis from the Scottish Country Dancing Society in an evening of dining and dancing. The UCW will be serving a traditional roast beef dinner. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. There will be a cash bar. Please contact Sherry Sharpe at 613-592-2777 or at sherry@ for tickets. Kanata Sports Club Trivia Challenge at the Jack Charron Arena, starts at 7 p.m. Register teams at kanatasportsclub@

The Ottawa Public Library will host the “Human Library” at five branches between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. People will become books at each of the branches as part of a Canadawide 15-city initiative called National Human Library Day. The locations are: Hazeldean branch, 50 Castlefrank Rd., the main branch, 120 Metcalfe St., Alta Vista branch, 2516 Alta Vista Dr., Ruth E. Dickinson branch, 100 Malvern Dr. and North Gloucester branch, 2036 Ogilvie Rd. For details, visit BiblioOttawaLibrary. ca/HumanLibrary or call 613580-2940. The Canadian Federation of University Women/Kanata invites the public to High Tea and a presentation starting at 2 p.m. at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Dr. The presentation is: Reduce Barriers to Learning: Visual Stress and Colorimetry in Education. Tickets are $20 and are available online at or at the door. Friends of the Ottawa Public Library will hold its final Book Ends sale at the Beaverbrook branch from 1 to 6 p.m. and on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come for our great selection of books, CDs, DVDs, videos etc. at great prices, and as an added bonus all paperbacks will be at greatly reduced prices. In addition all magazines for the year 2011 will be on sale in the Kanata Room on Jan. 26 only. Funds raised go towards enhanced library services in the local community.

Jan. 27

Families are invited to celebrate Family Literacy Day at the Ottawa Public Library, Centrepointe branch at 101 Centrepointe Dr. from 2 to 3 p.m. Children’s entertainer, Tante Caroline, will share songs and stories in French and English for all the family to enjoy. This event is free.

Jan. 31

The next meeting of the Kanata and District Breast Cancer Support Group will be held at 7 p.m. in Hall D of the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. For more information, call Jan at 613-592-4793.

Feb. 5 to March 12

The Kanata Art Club is hosting six watercolour classes for beginners and intermediates on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 5 to March 12, 7 to 9.30 p.m. at 1030 Riddell Dr. Well-known watercolorist Brenda Beattie is the instructor. Club membership and a class registration fee are required. Call Kathy at 613-435-3141 for details.

Until Feb. 10

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery is pleased to announce “Winter Tapestry” an exhibition by juried members, from Jan. 9 to Feb. 10. See kanatagallery. ca for hours of operation. For details, call 613-580-2424 ext. 33341.

Feb. 10

The Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre will host an interactive Chinese New Year’s celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Admission to the celebration is $2 and the funds raised will go towards funding programs for the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre. The centre is a non-profit organization that aims to establish, develop and maintain a support hub for Chinese seniors in Kanata and the surrounding areas. For details, visit KCSSC. org, email or call 613-656-2324.

Until Feb. 11

Used books are needed. The 24-hour book drop is now open until Feb. 11 at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Dr., for the Feb. 21-23 Book

Fair. Please, no magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks. For details, call 613-592-5834.

Feb. 14

A Valentine’s Day pancake brunch will be held at Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence starting at 11:30 a.m. All people are welcome but please reserve a seat ahead of time. Donations will be accepted for the Canadian Diabetes Association.


Does food rule your life? Tired of diets that don’t work? Give Overeaters Anonymous a try. Meetings every Wednesday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd.


Kanata Mixed Bowling League is looking for new members. We meet at 7 p.m. at the Merivale Bowling Lanes, 1916 Merivale Rd. Contact Sean Baizana at 613-680-4918 or email for details. The Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Kanata, 101 Kanata Ave. For details, visit The Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at 4026 Richmond Rd., Bells Corners Legion. For details, visit


Ottawa English Country Dance Club meets from 7:30 to10 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. The cost is $10 per evening which counts toward the yearly membership of $60. The first evening is free. For details, visit or call Brenda at 613-839-0055.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Aries, your domestic side will come out this week when you decide to play host or hostess to friends or family. You may reveal some surprising skills in the kitchen. It will take fast action for you to get something accomplished this week, Taurus. If you blink, the opportunity may pass you by, so get moving.

Scorpio, when party planning is put into your hands, you are right in your element as a natural leader. You are bound to have all of the details perfect.

You may need to reconsider your purchasing power, Gemini. Your finances may not be what they seem at this moment, and you could need to play things conservatively.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

You may find a turnaround in your financial situation has finally arrived, Capricorn. Just don’t spend all of that newfound money in one place. Put some into an account for later.


1. Danish krone (abbr.) 2. Insect repellents 3. Move sideways 4. October’s birthstones 5. __ Alto, California city 6. Mark of healed tissue 7. Somewhat purple 8. Egg mixture cooked until just set 9. Past tense of bid 11. Ancient stone slab bearing markings 13. 9th month (abbr.) 16. Thrown into a fright 18. A playful antic 20. “Waiting for Lefty” playwright

28. Gallivants 30. Hyperbolic cosecant 32. Rural delivery 33. Atomic #89 34. Opposite of wealthy 36. Imus and Knotts 39. Yellow ageratum species 41. Large tropical Am. lizard 43. Late Show star 46. Armor breastplate 47. “Death in the Family” author 48. Liquors from rice 50. Bread for a burger 51. Yeast 52. 100 = 1 tala in W. Samoa 53. Two-year-old sheep 54. Hyrax or cony 55. Engine additive 21. Ultrahigh frequency 28. Cutting gun barrel spirals 29. Youth loved by Aphrodite 30. Get by begging 31. Cleans by scrubbing vigorously 34. Bubonic calamity 35. Radioactivity unit 37. Bow (Sanskrit) 38. Legless reptiles 40. Thick piece of something 41. A distinct part of a list 42. Regarding (Scottish prep.) 43. Something that is owed 44. Mild exclamation 45. River in Spain 49. Variation of 17 down

Aquarius, you may need someone to light a fire under you this week. Welcome this effort because once you get going you will be able to accomplish anything.

Flexibility will be the key this week, Virgo. If you are able to bend, then you will be much more successful than if you are rigid in your opinions and actions.

Last week’s answers

Pisces, it may be a challenge to balance work and home life responsibilities this week. Aim for a 60/40 split of requirements.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

Fun By The Numbers Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test! Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!


1. Tooth caregiver 4. Greek counterpart of Rhea 7. A numbered mail compartment (abbr.) 10. New Zealand parrots 12. Political action committees 14. Fringe-toed lizard 15. Reposes 17. Winglike structures 18. MacMurray of “My Three Sons” 19. Oprah’s Broadway show 22. Ceaser, egg and tossed 23. Oarlock 24. Agile, lively (nautical) 25. Skim or dart 26. And, Latin 27. Embodies

Someone could require a pep talk this week, and you are the person for the job, Sagittarius. Figure out ways to downplay any struggles and point out all that this person has accomplished.

Cancer, there are a few obstacles you will have to overcome before you can move on to something more enjoyable this week. Make the hard work a priority and the rest will follow. Maintain the status quo this week, Leo. You may be tempted to do things differently, but going with the flow and not rocking the boat is the best approach this week.


Libra, if you find you have been falling behind on things or simply cannot seem to get organized, then it’s time to reconsider your approach.


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