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Nine-year-old Inside says her birthday COMMUNITY is for the birds Katimavik girl asks for donations to Wild Bird Care Centre A support centre is getting ready to host Chinese New Year on Feb. 10. – Page 6


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EMC news - Emily Kaye smiled a big toothy grin at her birthday party on Jan. 20 as she sat surrounded by her gifts. The nine-year-old Katimavik girl unwrapped an impressive variety of presents including several bags of rolled oats, Kleenex, baby food, an assortment of office supplies, and, of course, dog food. Emily plans to donate the odd assortment to the Wild Bird Care Centre in Nepean, one of her favourite places in the whole world. She had asked her friends attending her birthday party to bring her items needed by the bird care centre in lieu of gifts. “It was good to invite 20 people to get lots of stuff for the bird place,” said Emily, who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. “I love

animals. I love nature.” She especially loves birds. Every time her family goes hiking on the Stony Swamp trail, Emily always stops to visit the Wild Bird Care Centre on Moodie Drive, south of West Hunt Club Road. Last summer, when a brush fire threatened to spread to land near the centre, Emily was worried about her feathered friends. “She came home and said, ‘Mommy, mommy we need to go and help them,’” said her mother, Chantal Kaye. “That night she couldn’t sleep because she worried about the birds.” Patty Summers, educator and co-ordinator of the Wild Bird Care Centre, said the donations from Emily’s birthday party are welcome. “That is a huge dent in our grocery bill in the next couple of months for sure,” she said. “It’s all things we need and use on a regular basis.” The centre purees vegetables and soaks the mixture into dog food, a tantalizing dish for the injured birds in their care, she said. See TRADITION, page 5


Celebrating Burns the bard Marc Calder gives the ‘Address to a Haggis’ during the third-annual Robbie Burns Supper hosted by Sherry’s School of Highland Dance at Glen Cairn United Church on Jan. 26. The event celebrates the life of the great Scottish bard Robert (Robbie) Burns, a Scottish poet and lyricist. The evening included dancing by Sherry’s School of Highland Dance, music by the Ottawa Cape Breton Session Band and dance instructions by Charlie Inglis from the Scottish Country Dancing Society.

Show must go on at Earl of March Secondary School Teachers’ labour action means play is entirely student run The Bell Sensplex is preparing to host a big rec hockey tournament. – Page 22

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EMC entertainment - The show must go on. And at Earl of March Sec-

ondary School the annual stage production will go on, as students stepped up and took charge to produce Becoming Juliet after teachers walked out on extracurricular

activities this year due to a labour dispute. “It’s all student-run. We’ve done everything ourselves,” said Grade 12 student Taylor Dixon, who’s been cast as the

handsome but not-too-bright jock Joey Pulaski. “It’s tough, but we have a lot of experienced people who have done it before … They make it a lot easier for everyone else.” Parent volunteers are present during rehearsals in the

auditorium for safety reasons but everything else is handled by the students. Director and Grade 12 student Josh Gawreletz said the play is very fitting as it ties in with their situation. See PROCEEDS, page 2



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‘Becoming Juliet,’ this year’s stage production at Earl of March Secondary School, is entirely student-run after teachers walked out on extracurricular activities due to a labour dispute. 1025.R0011697930

In Becoming Juliet, a high school finds its arts funding cut by the school board. But a determined drama teacher comes up with a plan to produce a show for as little money as possible. “It’s a story about how they’re creating a show,” said Josh, who lives in Kanata Lakes. “It’s a really interesting piece because it kind of mirrors our situation … There’s not a lot of faculty support. We have a limited budget as well. It kind of works both ways.” The cast and crew have been rehearsing six days a week to prepare for opening night. Shows will be held on Feb. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

“The whole process has been such an experience for me and everyone involved. What we’re looking forward to honestly is curtain up and to present what we’ve been working on since October,” said Josh. “It will definitely be more rewarding because this is our baby.” He added the students who stepped up by getting involved in the project deserve a lot of credit. “I couldn’t be more proud of the cast and the crew,” said Josh, 17. “I’m happy and really excited about how it’s turning out. I think we’re doing a really good job for what we’ve been given.” DONATION

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yond the cost of production will be donated to the Kanata Haven Youth Centre, a drop-in for teenagers in the Glen Cairn area. The students chose to donate to the centre because the production deals with mental health issues. “I think it’s really appropriate,” said Josh. “It’s a really good cause, it’s local, it helps surrounding teens and youth. I think it’s a win-win.” Diane McNulty, program director at the Haven, said she’s thrilled about the news. “I think it’s awesome that kids are supporting kids,” she said. The funds will all go towards the youth centre’s Not Alone! project, which offers services for youth that may be dealing with mental health issues or thoughts of suicide, as well as support training. “We’re supporting a really good cause. If anyone can even make a donation it goes to a great cause. Our show is going to be awesome so buy tickets,” said Taylor, who lives in Katimavik. “I’m most looking forward to getting on stage and seeing the audience. I’ve never been in front of a huge audience.” This is Taylor’s first year as part of the play; he signed up to carry on a family tradition. “I promised my grandmother I’d do it at least once,” he said, adding his sister and cousins both took part in productions when they attended Earl of March. “I’m also really excited to see my grandmother smiling in the audience.” Something he found surprising: “I found out I really enjoy doing it.” Tickets will go on sale a half hour before each production and cost $5. “It’s definitely been an incredible experience and I’m really hoping people will enjoy it,” said Josh.

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“We call it kibble mix,” Summers said. “They quite enjoy it.” The centre, which cares for hundreds of injured birds – everything from bald eagles to hummingbirds – can’t obtain a bird’s traditional diet (especially during the winter months) such as worms and wild berries. The rolled oats, baby food and dog food are good staples for preparing alternative recipes for the centre’s feathery wards. Summers has invited Emily for a guided tour of the centre later this year, where she

can get a “bird’s eye” view of some of the robins, crows, pigeons and other feathery residents and witness the care they receive. Summers said the centre has received donations from another little girl who hosted a Harry Potter birthday party in Brockville, Ont. and some children in Richmond who raised more than $400 selling drinks from a lemonade stand. “It’s so impressive to see these kids make a big difference,” she said. “I think it’s extra special.” TRADITION OF CHARITY

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a row that Emily has used her birthday as a charity fundraiser for the bird centre. For her eighth birthday, Emily collected $100 for the organization. She started her charitybirthday tradition shortly before her eighth birthday, when she asked her family and friends to give her donations for the bird centre in lieu of gifts. Last summer, she continued the tradition by making Father’s Day and birthday cards and selling them at the end of her driveway, with the proceeds going to her charity of choice. “She would draw some pictures on them and make them

up herself,” said Chantal. Emily’s mother said the tradition of giving instead of receiving is a valuable lesson for her little girl. “She appreciates that she gets recognized for the effort that she puts into it,” said Chantal. “She’s (learned) that she can help out in tiny ways.” Emily’s brother Ian, 7, is following the example of his big sister. Last year, Ian celebrated his birthday by donating to Canadian Tire’s charity Jumpstart, a program that helps financially disadvantaged children who don’t have the money to participate in sports. The idea has also caught on with Emily’s friends, said Chantal. “We’ve been to a couple of


parties already where a child has requested in lieu of gifts that we donate somewhere else,” she said, listing charities such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Ottawa Humane Society. Emily lives a few streets away from Jasmine Quirk, another nine-year-old Katimavik girl who uses her birthdays as fundraisers for charities such as the Kanata Food Cupboard and the CHEO. Last summer, Jasmine decided to expand her efforts and formed the Charity Group made up of 12 of her friends, ranging in age from five to 12, all children who live on Beaufort Drive and Brodeur Crescent in Katimavik. The children started a blog and advertised the group by

printing up pamphlets and delivering them to homes in the neighbourhood. Last July, the Charity Group embarked on their first project: cleaning up Cattail Creek Park; a month later they held a neighbourhood carnival at the Quirk’s home on Brodeur Crescent on Aug. 25, raising $704 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Jasmine and the children in the Charity Group as well as Emily all go to the same school: Katimavik Elementary. “I think it’s fantastic that kids that age are already thinking ‘How can we help out,’” said Chantal, a member of the school council at Katimavik Elementary. “It started catching on a bit.”




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EMC news - Admission will now be free for the interactive Chinese New Year celebration hosted by the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre. Tickets will still be required to enter the event in order to track the number of participants, but the support centre decided to drop admission charges to make the fête accessible to everyone. “We wanted to (reach out) to the majority,” said Wen Jean Ho, founder of the Chinese seniors centre. The Kanata Chinese Seniors Support 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. In the past, the centre has hosted New Year’s events with dancing and traditional foods, but this year will offer more interaction with the public and a chance for others to learn about the Chinese culture. “We wanted to have some-

thing different from previous years,” said Ho. “We hope that when people come to the Chinese New Year they learn something.It’s a way for people to connect, for different cultures to connect.” INTERACTIVE

The event, which takes place on Feb. 10 in the upper halls at the Mlacak Centre, will feature interactive stations where the public can learn to make traditional foods and crafts. “This is a traditional Chinese New Year and (a way) to preserve the culture,” said Su Qin Ho, a member of the group, through an interpreter. Various live performances will detail the traditions behind the Chinese New Year. “It’s East meets West,” said Sofia Anderson, a member of the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre. “(People will) see how we are, how we function.” The New Year celebration includes: • An activity centre where people can learn paper-cutting

Event times The Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre’s interactive Chinese New Year celebration includes a number of event performances: • Traditional Chinese zodiac reading: 1 and 1:30 p.m. • Puppet shows: 2, 3 and 4 p.m. • Theatrical performance: 2 p.m.


The Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre is hosting an interactive Chinese New Year event at the Mlacak Centre on Feb. 10. Members hold up traditional items used to celebrate the change of year. and Chinese lantern-making techniques. • Food stations where attendees can make dumplings, a traditional New Year treat to bring good financial luck. • Teaching areas where people can learn how to read Chinese characters, about traditional medicines and first aid, and a background in history of the culture. A tea ceremony will be performed, as will a theatrical performance, puppet shows

and Chinese zodiac reading. “According to traditional Chinese legend, ages ago Buddha summoned all of the animals and honored the 12 that came by naming a year for them. Each animal in turn gave its characteristics to people born in its year,” said Anderson. The 12 animals are: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, serpent, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. People born in the year of

the serpent are “very wise and very (strong-willed), physically beautiful, yet vain and high-tempered,” Anderson said. “The ox, rooster and dragon are fine (matches), but the tiger and pig will bring trouble.” Raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win a number of door prizes and donations will be accepted during the event to help offset the costs of the support centre’s programs.

The Chinese New Year kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 10, and lasts for 15 days. The support centre will ring in the Year of the Serpent on Feb. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Admission is free but tickets are required for entry. There is a limited availability of tickets due to safety codes. To order tickets, call 613-656-2324 or 613-270-0725 or email For more details, visit

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How to start saving Five years ago, I made a commitment to save at least 20 per cent of my net income per year in a registered retirement savings plan or a registered education savings plan for the kids. So far I haven’t met that goal. But the funny thing is I have started saving. Before I made the commitment, I wasn’t saving anything. It seemed like every dollar that came in was allocated to something. Even if I managed to hold onto money for an extended period of time – like six weeks – we’d get an unexpected bill or I’d spot a deal on a flight to see my extended family. Without thinking about the future value of that money, I’d fork over my limited savings to cover the cost. But one day, a relative who deals in financial matters pointed out to me that, while I was certainly not making a ton of money as a then parttime freelancer, I probably could be saving a little bit of

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse money on a regular basis. He suggested I try depositing all my income into a savings account and then transferring just 80 per cent of the net income into my debit account each month. Simply withholding 20 per cent of my income on a regular basis forced me to learn to live on less. That’s because one of the keys to saving money is putting it aside before you have the chance to consider spending it, says Dilip Soman, a professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, He conducted a series of studies in rural India, which found people who allocated

money to savings were far more likely to save than those who intended to save, but didn’t take the time to portion the money out from their spending budgets. And those who allocated the money toward a specific goal – like their children’s education – were more likely to save than those who were saving without a goal in mind or toward multiple goals. People often view multiple goals as conflicting, Soman explained. If I put money into my retirement plan, am I taking money away from my children’s education fund? In reality, all savings are good, but with too many choices, potential savers are

more likely to throw their hands in the air and give up on the idea of saving at all. Another way to raise the stakes on saving is to implement a transaction fee for accessing the funds. In the India studies, participants were asked to put one to two per cent of their weekly income into an envelope to save for their children’s education. The transaction cost to accessing the funds was to rip the envelope open. Believe it or not, this in itself was enough to deter many people from touching the money. upping the stakes But for some participants, Soman and his colleagues upped the stakes. On the envelope used for education savings, they printed a photo of the participant’s children. If the participant wanted to get into the envelope holding the education fund, he would have to rip right through a photo of his children. Over the study’s six-month period, not a single participant opened the envelopes with the photographs. The equivalent in Canada may be to put the money di-

In week one save $1, in week two save $2, all the way to week 52 when you save $52. By the end of the year, you’ll have saved $1,378. (A recent article in Chatelaine recommended doing the savings challenge in reverse if you feel you have more discipline at the start of the year). Of course, if you really want to commit yourself to saving, put the money in a jar that has to be smashed to bits when you’re ready to spend the funds.

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Making the winter a little warmer for all


inter’s chill always comes with some warm ideas. There are people in every community across the city who see winter as the right time to plan their biggest events. What better way to break up a season that begs you to stay indoors and hibernate? After a week or more of punishing cold, people start to get a touch of cabin fever if they don’t spend any time

outdoors. We lose out on opportunities to get some physical activity and we risk losing out on social connections. Cold drives us indoors, making our shopping malls, community centres, rinks and libraries good places to spend time. All are good places to make new friends. While Winterlude does a great job of giving us all something to look forward to, it’s the local, grassroots efforts of volunteers that can reunite Ottawans with the

great outdoors. Doing all that work at -30 C is tough sledding, so to speak, but won’t stop everyone. It’s not easy to run events in January or February in this country, but our hardiest volunteers can be counted on year after year to snub Jack Frost and head outdoors. If you dress properly, keep track of the kids and watch out for frostbite, some of this city’s coldest days are still enjoyable. Be it organizing a winter

carnival in a park or flooding outdoor rinks, it’s volunteers that get the job done. We owe them plenty of thanks and a very, very large cup of hot chocolate. Every year, communities across the country gather at their local rinks to celebrate Hockey Day in Canada. Sure, the weather is often way below zero, and participants can often be seen banging their skates against the ice to keep the blood circulating and warm their chilled feet

– but also visible are the big toothy grins on the faces of children as they wobble across the ice. And it isn’t unusual to see the groups of parents gathered at the boards let out an occasional guffaw as they watch their sons and daughters’ antics on the ice. It isn’t so much the game. It’s about family and togetherness (it’s no coincidence that the event is scheduled close to Family Day for Ontarians.)

When the going – or weather in this case – gets tough, it has the strange byproduct of bringing friends, families and communities closer together. Let’s be honest, given a choice most of us would prefer lounging on a Bermuda beach or strolling down an Acapulco avenue rather than endure another day of the Great Canadian Winter. So instead of bemoaning yet another day when the temperatures hover around -40 C (with wind chill), grab your sled, skis, skates or winter gear of choice and enjoy this season of togetherness. ’Tis the season to be jolly.


Boo to the hockey boobirds CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


t’s nice to have hockey back so that we can appreciate the insights it brings into human behaviour. For example, when the Florida Panthers were in town, Ottawa Senators fans booed whenever the Panthers’ Alex Kovalev touched the puck. This sort of thing goes on a lot in hockey rinks and if you asked Senators fans why they booed they would reply he played for Ottawa a couple of years ago, got a big salary and didn’t seem to try very hard. Another former Senator accused of not always trying hard, Alexei Yashin, used to get similar treatment when he showed up here in a New York Islanders uniform. That’s understandable, I suppose, although cheering your team always seems more useful than booing the other one -- and sets a better example for the kids in the crowd. At home you’re teaching them that hating people is wrong; at the rink you’re showing them that there are exceptions. Generally speaking, the booing has at least some faint historical justification: the player did something wrong, like not play well, or sign with another team. Several Toronto players who played a chippier kind of game heard boos in Ottawa. And of course there is the peculiar case of Daniel Alfredsson, who once knocked a Leafs player into the boards in a playoff game and got away without a penalty. Worse, he stole the puck and scored the gamewinning goal. For that, which happened in 2002, Alfredsson is booed to this day by Leafs fans, every time he touches the puck. In a bizarre twist, the booing is quite loud in Ottawa,

because so many Leafs fans attend games here. So you have the most beloved player in Ottawa history being booed in his own arena because of something that happened to Toronto more than 10 years ago. It is difficult to count the number of ways in which this is wrong. But at least it can be explained. How do you explain that fact that Erik Karlsson, Ottawa’s young defence star, was booed every time he touched the puck on opening night in Winnipeg? What did Karlsson ever do to them? Did he once fight a Jets player? Did he say something nasty about Winnipeg in a local paper? That will sometimes do it. Well, no. He didn’t do those things. He was booed for being a great player on the opposing team. Isn’t that crazy? You boo a guy because he’s on the other team and he’s good. That’s how it works and it’s certainly not limited to Winnipeg. When Sidney Crosby, then 19 years old, played in Ottawa in the 2007 playoffs, the many fans made a point of booing the Penguins star. Why? Many local commentators asked the question at the time, condemning the booing as classless. The only serious defence came from people such as the anonymous contributor to an online forum who said: “We boo someone to take them off their game.� Right. A guy has played hockey all his life at the highest level and is paid millions of dollars for doing so and he is going to be taken off his game because some fans boo. More likely, he won’t even hear it, such is his level of concentration. That’s what Erik Karlsson said after the game in Winnipeg. He didn’t hear it. Two months after becoming a national hero for scoring the game-winning overtime goal for Canada in the 2010 Olympics, Crosby was booed in Ottawa during the playoffs. His team went on to win that series. Of course, they pay for their tickets and it’s a free country and all that. And of course words like “sportsmanship� are rarely heard these days. Still, wouldn’t it be better to save the booing for something truly deserving, like the flu or the commissioner?



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To the editor: Re: Library branch holds book sale, Jan. 17, KourierStandard. The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association would like to thank you for the article in the Jan. 17 edition about the library book sale. We would also like to thank the community for its support of the Beaverbrook Book Ends used book sales over the past three and a half years. Your article states that the future of the used book sale tradition in the new West District Library is uncertain. As the representative of Kanata on the Friends’ board of directors, I am happy to share that our presence at the branch will actually increase. The plans for the new West District Library include space for a volunteer-run bookstore similar to those run by the Friends at the Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland and Greenboro branches. The switch from a monthly book sale to a volunteerstaffed bookstore in the new West District Library means

we will need more helping hands to ensure that the new store will be successful. Quite a number of volunteers will be needed to fill positions that range from managing and recruiting to sorting and shelving book donations and accepting payment for books. The store will not open until 2014, but anyone who is interested in giving their time can visit our website at www. or contact me personally at at any time. In the meantime, we will continue to provide books for our Beaverbrook branch customers. We are making arrangements to sell books at the Beaverbrook Library Depot, which will be available to the public during the construction of the West District Library. The depot opens its doors on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Beaverbrook Mall (2 Beaverbrook Rd.) and we’d be happy to welcome volunteers at that location as well. Our Friends group is proud of everything we have been able to accomplish in this community and we look forward to continuing our support of our local libraries. As your article states, the

Book Ends monthly book sales have raised $20,602.30 for the Ottawa Public Library since they began in July 2009. In addition, the Friends have operated a self-serve bookstore at the Hazeldean branch since November 2007. Between them, they raised over $57,000 for the library to the end of 2012. In the west district area, there are also very successful self-serve stores at the Stittsville and Carp branches. The Friends now have 16 bookstores at various library branches throughout the city that raise approximately $250,000 for the library each year. The funds are used to purchase items not otherwise included in the library budget. This past year, the Friends contributed over $30,000 to the renovations at the Hazeldean branch and will be contributing $100,000 for the new West District Library. Again, we would like to thank the community for its support of its library. You can support your library by donating and/or purchasing books, volunteering, or becoming a member of the Friends. Heather Murphy Board director Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

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Changing the way you think about storage... You’ve probablY seen the new mega DYmon storage faCilitY at Kanata Centrum – it’s just

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hundreds walk for memories Annual event raises $246,000 for Alzheimer Society Jessica Cunha

EMC news - The Carleton University Fieldhouse was packed with people walking for memories. Just under 600 participants turned out for the 17th-annual Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Sunday, Jan. 27, raising more than $246,000 for the cause. For one Ottawa family, it was an opportunity to help others experiencing the effects of the disease. “People just really need to understand you don’t need to be afraid,” said Laurel Leslie, who attended the event with her husband Chris, daughters Morgan and Sarah, mother-inlaw Vera, sister-in-law Kathy Underhill and her daughter Emily. All hailing from Orlé-

ans, Team Pink came decked out in neon shirts, sparkly hats and hair pieces. The amount of support available from the Alzheimer Society for families and caregivers is incredible, said Laurel, who volunteers with her husband for the organization. The Leslies have experienced first-hand the effects of the disease. “On my side it was my maternal grandmother and her sisters. My mother was her personal caregiver for 20 years,” said Laurel, who works for Nurse Next Door, which helps to improve the quality of life of people who require athome care services. “We saw how it changed everything.” Her husband’s father passed away from early onset Alzheimer’s 10 years ago. “I wish my mom and family members knew the amount of support they could get,”

she said. “No one has to do it alone.” WALK

The Sons of Scotland pipe band led the first lap around the large indoor track. “It looks like a very full house, but there’s always room for more,” said Katimavik resident Tracey Pagé, who helped create the Walk for Memories. “We always said we hoped to be the premiere indoor event. I think it’s there.” An accountant with Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP in Bells Corners, she came up with the idea when her firm decided to join forces with a charitable organization. Every year, Collins Barrow is the lead sponsor and a number of employees and retired accountants volunteer their time to co-ordinate the walk. “We get fantastic support,”

said Alta Vista resident Susan Pope, with the Alzheimer Society. “People are getting very passionate about Alzheimer’s disease because it affects a lot of people.” The Walk for Memories gives people something positive they can do to help, she added. “It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Natalie deReiter, with the Alzheimer Society. All funds raised from the walk support the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society. “The success of events like this will make a huge impact on the work that we do,” said Ottawa South resident Debbie Seto, spokeswoman for the Alzheimer Society. “The sheer number of participants doing the walk right now is amazing.” The Walk for Memories raised $246,286 as of Jan. 28 – up from $202,000 last year – with 592 people and 76 teams taking part in this year’s


Walk for Memories organizers Susan Pope, Tracey Pagé and Natalie deReiter say they are extremely pleased with the turnout for the 17th-annual Walk for Memories on Jan. 27 event. “We’re truly grateful for all their support,” said Seto. “And the winners (are the) families

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Day camps are packed with activities and fun.


A summer filled with activities pants to enjoy the outdoors while getting involved in supervised activities. If you decide on a camp lasting several weeks, you can pay for as many weeks as you choose depending on your own vacation. In municipalities, the program often follows a specific theme which evolves over the summer. The children meet every day in the school yard or in a park where they participate in many different games. Indoor activities are organized

during periods of rain. Camp programs often include time for swimming in outdoor pools or lakes as well as trips to tourist attractions and other interesting sites. Normally, children still at primary school are grouped according to their age. Traditionally, the day camp adventure finishes with a big party to remember the highlights of the summer and for everyone to say their goodbyes. – Metro Creative Graphics



EMC lifestyle - Even though we’re still in the middle of winter, it’s already time to think about the children’s long summer holidays. Among the myriad possibilities available, day camps organized by municipalities or private organizations are very popular choices. As soon as the school year finishes, the children can get together for a program packed with activities. Lasting from five days to six or seven weeks, the day camp allows partici-

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

extended hours? 3. What is the ratio of campers to counsellors? Ratios of 8:1 are common. A maximum of 10:1 is probably the most you would want. 4. Are snacks or a lunch provided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? 5. What do you do on rainy days? Are your facilities air conditioned? 6. Do the children swim every day? What are your rules for supervision at the pool? Is there a wading pool for young campers? 7. Do you offer any discounts? 8. Can you provide a list of references or testimonials? Word of mouth is the best reference. Ask around and find out where other parents are sending their children. 9. How are different age

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Sports fans have a lot of choice most popular sports during the summer. One or two weeks at a specialized summer school will allow young hockey players to develop their abilities and improve their play thanks to the advice and supervision of a qualified team of instructors. Apart from training sessions on the ice, the program usually includes off-ice exercises, video sessions and other recreational activities. Over the years, soccer has gained so much in popularity across the country that many camps now specialize in this sport for its young fans; a great way for players to de-

velop their talents and improve their technique. As well as being able to practise their favourite sport during the summer, fans of golf, tennis, baseball and athletics can also improve their skills at specialized camps. The programming at these camps can vary as to content and often include extracurricular activities. In short, there is no lack of choice for young people interested in a particular sport and who wish to develop their potential while experiencing a wonderful group adventure. – Metro Creative Graphics

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EMC lifestyle - Parents who are looking for a specialized camp for their sportsmad children next summer have lots of choice. More and more businesses and summer camp managers have developed expertise in order to offer programs specifically adapted to the expectations of young athletes. By participating in a sports day camp, a child can acquire techniques and knowledge which will be very profitable when the time comes to return to regular activities with the hockey, basketball or volleyball team next fall. Hockey is still one of the


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By discovering the answers to all these questions, you’ll be able to find the ideal camp for your children. The next step is to compile a list of the camps which interest you and discuss the different possibilities with your children. A search for additional information on each of these camps will help in making a final choice. It is a good idea to take into account the length of the stay, the quality of the facilities and the food, safety considerations, the programs offered, the training of the instructors as well as registration cost.

Once the final selection has been made and you have decided on the dates, be sure to sign up as soon as possible because the same dates are often popular with a lot of other parents. In many cases it is possible to visit the camp during an open house in order to become familiar with the surroundings and with the personnel who will be in charge of your children. This is also a good occasion for both parents and children to feel more secure about the coming adventure. – Metro Creative Graphics summercamps

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entry as well as safety covers or retractable pool ladders. Remember, pool floats and water wings should not be used as a substitute for a life vest.

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Mosquitoes, biting flies, bees, wasps, and other insects are in full force. Using an insect repellent can help keep them at bay and avoid bites. In addition to insects, animals like bats, squirrels, raccoons and bears are more active in the warm weather. During the time of dawn and dusk deer may be on the prowl for food before the heat of day. Most individuals can enjoy the summer if they make safety a priority when planning recreational activities. - Metro Creative Graphics

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Before enrolling a child in a specific summer camp, parents should ensure that the person in charge is familiar with learning disabilities and the special needs of children

with this type of difficulty. The chosen camp should offer a certain amount of flexibility in the organization of activities and not have more than eight children for each camp counsellor. Camps that focus on competitive activities should be avoided. The regular routine of most summer camps is reassuring for children living with learning disabilities. They may enjoy the security of a structured environment that incorporates outdoor activities and other outlets for pent-up energy and frustrations. Indeed, summer camp may be a tremendous relief for

your child. Without the pressure of academic results, exams, and homework, a child with learning disabilities is freed up to improve his or her physical abilities and work on social skills with peers and interactions with people in positions of authority. SPECIALIZED CAMPS

Camps dedicated specifically to children with learning disabilities do exist. These special camps offer programs that are usually centred on the development of the child and his or her inherent abilities. - Metro Creative Graphics

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Legion honours winners in remembrance contest

EMC news - Proud family members, teachers and friends packed themselves into the Kanata Legion to watch as 33 students were honoured on Sunday, Jan. 27, for their participation in the 2012 Remembrance poems, essay and poster contest. Juliette Riffault, a student from Roger-St.-Denis Catholic French elementary school, took home first place in the colour poster contest for grade 1 to 3 students. “I did a rainbow and under the rainbow were poppies and white crosses, and a Canadian flag … to represent remembrance,” said Juliette. Her family was on hand to watch her receive a certificate and medal from legion president John Cher. “I was very excited because she won first place,” said older sister Laurianne.

Liam John, from Katimavik Elementary School, won first place for his poem in the grades 7 to 9 category, and went on to win second place at the zone level, which is comprised of seven legions. “I based it on a young kid who lost his father during the war,” said Liam of his poem. “We were doing perspectives in class and I wanted to see if I could put myself in someone else’s shoes.” The legion received 320 entries in 12 different categories this year. Seven out of the 12 first place winners placed at the zone level. Five of those seven placed first and went on to the district level. “You the students … should be extremely proud of your accomplishments,” said Brenda Grant, chairwoman of youth and education at the legion. “We encourage you to always do your best in everything you do. You are our future.”


Thirty-three students are honoured at the awards ceremony for the Kanata Legion’s 2012 Remembrance poems, essay and poster contest on Jan. 27.

At left, Liam John, a student at Katimavik Elementary School, receives a medal for his first place win in poem category for grades 7 to 9 students.











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Sensplex to host big recreational hockey tourney Hundreds of players to participate Blair Edwards


The Bell Sensplex plays host to the 2013 Pat Curran Memorial recreational hockey tournament from Feb. 8 to 10. R0011881541

EMC sports - The city’s recreational hockey players can spend Hockey Day in Canada weekend playing the sport they love at the Bell Sensplex from Feb. 8 to 10. More than 900 players and 50 teams from across Ontario and Quebec are expected to participate in the 2013 Pat Curran Memorial Tournament, hosted by the Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association. “We run it in conjunction with Winterlude in the hopes that teams that are travelling into the city can participate in Winterlude activities,” said Lori Lopez, CARHA’s director of CARHA’s business operations. The 25-year-old tournament has been held at the Sensplex since it opened in 2004, and is named after Curran, a former sportswriter with the Montreal Gazette who had helped the hockey association prepare articles for its quarterly publication the Hockey Post. Adult male and female hockey players of all skills and abilities will compete in the tournament, which has 19, 35-, 40-, 50- and 60-plus age divisions.

“It could be a team that’s just new to the sport or a team that has players who have played at the junior level. We seed them by age and caliber,” said Lopez, adding that the tournament was created to bring opportunities for adult recreational hockey in the Ottawa area. Each team must pay a $900 registration fee, which guarantees three games and possibly a fourth if they make it to the championship round. Most valuable player awards are presented after every game and the finalists in the championship games of each division are presented with shirts marked with the CARHA logo. The tournament will hold an NHL Night on Feb. 9 at Stanley’s Bar and Grill in the Sensplex, with a silent auction and 50/50 draw to raise money for KidSport Ottawa, a charity that helps children from lowincome families participate in organized sports. “The Bud Girls are going to be there,” said Lopez, adding that Budweiser is one of the sponsors of this year’s tournament. For more information about the tournament or to register visit the website carhahockey. ca/chpatcurran or call 613244-1989.

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EMC news - The inaugural Riverside South pond hockey tournament was a huge success, with 80 children and 10 teams hitting the ice to raise funds for brain cancer research. The event, which took place at the Spratt ice rink beside Steve MacLean Public School on Sunday, Jan. 27, raised approximately $1,300 for a cause close to the community. “This is being Canadian,” said organizer Lindsay Carreau, gesturing to the rinks filled with children on skates. Teams hit the ice at 8:30 a.m. and continued skating throughout the chilly morning into the sunny afternoon until around 3 p.m. Each team played three games and although no scores were kept, everyone left a winner. “All the kids got a puck,” said Jen Caster, who had a son playing in the tournament.

brain tumour in 2009. She fought the disease for two years before she died in July 2011. Members of the community were so inspired by Geddie’s positive attitude that after her death they decided to host the South Ottawa Race Day to fundraise for brain cancer research. Last year’s race took place on Sept. 30 and raised more than $80,000. “It’s been really successful,” said Caster. “It continues to raise money for brain cancer research.”

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For the past few years I’ve enjoyed a Chinese New Year celebration in Kanata. This year it is being held in the Mlacak Centre on Sunday, February 10th from 1-5 pm. There is a $5 entrance fee. Enjoy Chinese music, dance, song and food. Come and meet your many neighbours of Chinese ancestry and welcome in the Year of the Snake. I’ll be providing lucky coins (made of chocolate) to those in attendance.


This Friday is the start of Winterlude. Check the NCC website for all of the activities and come out to enjoy winter. This Saturday, February 2nd, there is a free pancake breakfast at City Hall, by the Rink of Dreams. Enjoy skating there or take to the canal which is now fully open. Ottawa is a winter city and despite the cold weather we’ve recently endured, we can all have a lot of fun outdoors in many ways – including Winterlude!


The City is inviting residents of Ottawa to give their feedback on proposals designed to shape how and where the city grows, how we get around, how we can improve our city and how we can make it even more liveable and affordable for residents. You can submit your suggestions to the City until March 1st through an online survey The information collected will be used in revisions to the City’s five official plans. These are: The Official Plan, including land uses for all areas; the Transportation Master Plan, which includes both transit and road requirements; the Infrastructure Master Plan for water, sewers and drainage; the Ottawa Cycling Plan and the Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. These plans are reviewed every 5 years as required by the Planning Act and will be completed by year end. The information in these plans is then used to calculate Development Charges paid on all new development, which pays for needed infrastructure, including parks and libraries, to serve those new developments. This year more attention is being applied in the Plan to ensure quality development and neighbourhoods that serve their communities. Take part and help create the Ottawa of the future. I’ve been speaking with community representatives about holding a planning summit in Kanata North where residents can learn more about these plans and put together their ideas for Kanata and each local community. More on this later.

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Blast from the past Kanata’s Dave Bradley shows off part of a military insignia collection, while patrons browse other items at the Yesteryear Antique Fair at the Nepean Sportsplex on Saturday, Jan. 26.


Young Ottawa artists between 12 and 19 years of age are encouraged to enter Young at Art 2013, the citywide artist-juried exhibition for youths that originated with the Kanata Art Gallery. Application forms, details and guidelines are at, libraries and community centres. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 1st at 4 pm.


You can help to provide warm winter wear to children and adults in Nunavut. With the cold temperatures, low incomes and high food costs it is difficult for many to afford snowsuits. Gently used or new snowsuits, boots, coats etc. can be dropped off at the Larga Baffin, 1071 Richmond Road. Canadian North airline will transport them free of charge and they will be distributed with the help of the RCMP. For more information, or to make a donation email or Facebook at Nunavut Snowsuit Fund. I was in Iqaluit last summer and took childrens snowsuits and clothing for the women’s shelter there and found these were both needed and welcomed.

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International Women’s Day is coming soon and I’d like to highlight women in Kanata who are authors. If you are a published writer please email me so that I can include you and your publication.


Students looking for a summer job can apply at the City until February 7th. Details are available at I have a position for one summer student – to apply, email me your resume. Family Day on February 18th. Together with MPP Jack MacLaren, I have booked the Mlacak arena for free skating from 1 to 3 pm.

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EMC news - Debilitating falls are a major issue for older people. Every year, one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will take a fall – often with serious consequences. Injuries such as hip, wrist and pelvic fractures are common in this age group and can have a lasting impact on an individual’s quality of life. There are easy things that can be done to help however. Most falls happen in the home, so that is the first place to start taking precautions. Your physical health is also important. Talk to a health professional, such as a chiropractor, about evaluating your risks. A few steps of prevention can help you stay safely on your feet, as follows: • Remove your reading glasses when you are walking. Always slip them off before you take a step. • Never climb on a chair or stool to reach something. Always ask for assistance. • If you have a pet such as a cat or dog, consider putting a bell or reflector on its collar. It’s easy to stumble across an affectionate or sleeping pet that’s in your path. • Take your time. If you frequently find yourself rushing to pick-up the phone, consider investing in a cordless phone that you can keep near you. Don’t rush to answer the door. The visitor will wait. • Always sit down to put on or take off shoes and clothing. Place a chair or bench near the entrance. • Keep hallways and stairs free of grandchildren’s toys. • Wear shoes or slippers with non-slip soles indoors. That means you might have to give up that pair of loose, comfy slippers with the worn soles. • Ask for help if you need it. Most people like to lend a hand. More information is available online at

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Pool break Audrey Lowe attempts to sink the 8-ball during a friendly competition at Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence in Shirley’s Brook on Thursday, Jan. 24. The second of three Captains Table Games Tournament events included a day of fun, food and friendly competition. The first was a game of euchre on Jan. 17 at the Empress Kanata Retirement Residence and the third was scheduled to be a day of bocce ball at Stonehaven Manor Retirement Residence on Jan. 31.

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City hopes to hurry St. Patrick fixes Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city has one chance to apply for provincial infrastructure funding and its pinning its hopes on St. Patrick Street. The problematic street has buckled pavement that requires frequent maintenance and it’s on the list for the city to resurface. After the Ontario government released details about its Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative last November, the city decided fixing St. Patrick was the top priority for funding. Each municipality has been told it can apply for one project only to be funded and it must be done before the end of 2014. Ottawa will apply for approximately one-third of the cost of construction: around $2 million. Not only is the four-lane road in disrepair, it is the identified route for an east-west bikeway and its bridge over the Rideau River needs structural maintenance. “It’s terrible right now,” said Coun. Mathieu Fleury, the councillor for the area. “I report potholes there daily.” The project is expected to cost $6.5 million and includes removing the concrete road base and curbs and resurfacing the pavement between the Vanier Parkway and King Edward Avenue, as well as repairs to the bridge. Also included are cycling features as planned for the east-west bikeway project, including changes to the intersection at Cobourg Street to make it easier for westbound cyclists to cross St. Patrick and head south into Lowertown and onwards to the ByWard Market. At a consultation last October, the city presented two options for cycling facilities in the eastbound section of St. Patrick: keeping the “floating” bike lane between traffic lanes or pushing the bike lane against the right curb and having cyclists cross the right turning lane back into main traffic flow. Details are still being worked out and the decision will depend on feedback from the public consultation. The road provides an important link between communities, Fleury said, and the construction would benefit drivers as well as cyclists and pedestrians. The city has already set aside $2.3 million for the work and construction was originally planned to be done in the next few years, but if the city gets approved for provincial funding, construction would take place through the summer of 2014.

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Arts and recycling on mayor’s mind Laura Mueller

EMC news - Mayor Jim Watson wants to make the arts a focus for Ottawa in 2013. During his annual stateof-the-city address on Jan. 23, Watson announced he will lend his name to the first Mayor’s Gala for the Arts in November. The event will be a fundraiser for the future redevelopment of Arts Court, a gallery, theatre and studio space on Daly Avenue downtown. In conjunction with the fundraiser, the mayor announced he will also host a day-long arts fair at city hall. The event, which will stretch into the evening, will invite local artists and performers to promote their upcoming theatre and concert seasons and other arts initiatives. This year will also mark the Karsh Masson Gallery’s move to its permanent home at city hall. Watson also said he wants to show off the city’s rural

culture in 2013 by hosting the first rural expo. “The expo will … act as a way for our rural community to boast and show off their talents and products to a larger urban audience,” Watson said. “There is much to be proud of and celebrate in great places like Munster, Fitzroy Harbour, Carp, Navan, North Gower and Vars, just to name a few.” The event will be a chance for rural residents to promote fairs, museums, crafts and agriculture to the urban population, right in the core at city hall. No time of year was specified for the event, but the mayor indicated it will happen sometime in 2013. PUBLIC RECYCLING

The mayor wants to see recycling bins accompany garbage bins on Ottawa streets. During his speech, Watson said he wants to work with the environment committee and staff to come up with more options to provide

recycling facilities on major streets throughout the city. “My view is if we put out garbage cans, we should be equally vigilant in ensuring they stand beside recycling receptacles,” he said. “It is a shame and wasteful to see so many recyclables thrown into garbage cans simply because recycling is not widely available on public streets.” Watson also called for a new “public-awareness effort” to build on the success of community beautification initiatives like Cleaning the Capital. “Because the city cannot and should not do it alone,” Watson said. “Through renewed efforts, it is my hope that we will see cleaner streets and a renewed sense of civic pride amongst residents.” Whereas 2012 was about making big decisions, like moving ahead on construction of the city’s light-rail system and Lansdowne Park, 2013 will be about acting on those big plans, Watson said. “We will achieve our goals as we continue our collab-

JIM WATSON orative approach during the coming year and for the rest of our term,” he said. In addition to large, citybuilding initiatives like LRT, construction will get underway on a new indoor pool for Orleans, new recreational complexes in Kanata North and Barrhaven, the Sensplex east arena in Beacon Hill and more Ottawa on the Move road projects. Moving forward with the city’s action plan to clean up the Ottawa River is also a priority for the mayor. City

council just received information that the price tag to complete the necessary work from 2009 to 2014 will cost $355 million dollars – $100 million more expensive than was originally projected. Watson reiterated that he wants the federal and provincial governments to help foot the bill. “Both ministers (John) Baird and (Bob) Chiarelli have stated publicly their support for this important initiative,” Watson said during his speech. “When the next round of infrastructure funding becomes available, I am hopeful that we will be able to secure funding from our federal and provincial partners and so that we can move forward with this key project.”

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Community groups can use city-hall space for free Mayor announces councillors can pick one group a year to use Jean Pigott Place Laura Mueller

EMC news - As the Federation of Citizens Associations continues its push to gain access to free community space, they may have unwittingly won part of the battle. The ongoing issue was discussed during the federation’s board meeting on Jan. 22. The next day, Mayor Jim Watson fleshed out an idea to give one community group per ward access to free space in city hall once per year. Marjorie Shaver-Jones, a federation board member, said it’s a step in the right direction. “That’s quite wonderful for large events but we really need access to different kinds of space,” Shaver-Jones said. She has been working on the issue and lobbying the city

to provide free space in its facilities for community groups and associations to meet. “It’s not a very positive response from the city,” she told the board. The city did indicate to her that there are “specific situations” in which the city might reduce the fee for community groups to access the space. The issue emerged last October, when the federation was discussing the availability of access to the Overbrook Community Centre for a forum regarding the impact of the emerald ash borer on trees in Ottawa. That prompted the group to send a letter to the mayor to clarify the rules. While some community associations appear to have easier access to space because their members may help run a facility or their councillor is willing to sponsor the rental, other communities must pay a reduced rate, if they even have a city-owned facility in their areas. For some groups like Copeland Park Community Alliance, the only available space is at churches, schools or members’ homes. The answer from the mayor’s office and the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and cultural services,

Dan Chenier, was that free access to city facilities can occasionally be provided if it relates to a project the group is working on directly with the city. “My opinion is everything we’re working on is something we’re working on with the city,” Shaver-Jones said, referring to the federation.

That’s quite wonderful for large events but we really need access to different kinds of space. Marjorie Shaver-Jones Federation of Citizens Associations board member

“The city’s approach seems really geared towards stymieing community activity.” In an email statement sent through a city media relations officer, Chenier said rental fees for recreation and cultural facilities have not gone up since 2010 because it’s city council’s priority to keep access affordable. “A reasonable fee is charged to assist offset the cost of providing public access, mainte-


As an alliance of community groups calls for reduced-fee acceess to city space, Mayor Jim Watson has partially granted their wish by allowing each councillor to give free access to a city hall room for one group in each ward each year. nance and equipment for the spaces,” he added. The issue of free access to city-owned space came up again the day after the federation met. During Watson’s state-of-the-city address to council on Jan. 23, he said each city councillor will be able to book Jean Pigott Place at city hall once a year at no charge for use by a not-for-

profit or community group in their ward. “I hope that this small gesture will allow even more residents to come and explore their city hall,” the mayor said. Jean Pigott Place – the main gathering space in the lobby of city hall – has hosted everything from gala dinners to holiday craft fairs.

Watson said he has tried to make city hall more of a “people place” in his first two years in office. With additions like the sports hall of fame, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the Centretown community policing centre, as well as events held at city hall, 115,000 people came through the doors of 110 Laurier Ave. W. last year.

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OLG slots staying at Rideau-Carleton for now Ontario lottery corporation will lease slots space at raceway Emma Jackson and Laura Mueller

EMC news - Slot machines will stay at the Rideau-Carleton Raceway despite the province cancelling its Slots at the Raceway program. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced on Jan. 23 that it has reached agreements to lease space for its slot machines at eight of the sites that currently offer slots, including RideauCarleton. The expiry date of the lease agreement hasn’t been confirmed, but OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti said the agreements average in length between three and five years. “(The agreements) do vary from racetrack to racetrack because we’re going into a landlord-tenant agreement, whereas before all the racetracks got 10 per cent of revenue and all the horse associations got 10 per cent,” Bitonti said. “It’s not a clean and dry formula like it was before.” Some racetracks operate their own food and beverage services, for example, while other don’t, Bitonti said. He would not confirm details of the agreements because the

parties have yet to sign final contracts. Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said she believes the agreements are only meant to last until the OLG is able to act on its plan to build casinos in urban areas, including downtown Ottawa - effectively cannibalizing the racetrack. “While on the surface it seems OK, it’s just extending the inevitable,” MacLeod said. “Nobody should take any comfort in this. It’s only going to prolong the transition.” MacLeod has been vocal about saving the province’s racetracks since last March, when the provincial government announced it was cutting the Slots at Racetracks revenue sharing program as of March 31, 2013. “It doesn’t take away the fact that the OLG wants a downtown casino,” she said. “And the minute that happens the slots are ripped out of the racetrack.” Cancelling the Slots at the Racetracks program was intended to save $345 million, Ontario Liberals said, which could be better spent on health care and education. Ending the program is part of OLG’s gambling modernization plan

that would put gaming facilities in 23 urban centres across the province. Ottawa’s city council voted to support in principle the idea of putting a new casino in Ottawa. After OLG issues a request for developers interested in building and running a casino here, Ottawa residents will have a chance to comment on the plans. City council could veto a casino if it doesn’t like the proposed location. Bitonti said the RideauCarleton Raceway is fully able to take part in the OLG’s plan to bring a casino to Ottawa, and any decisions about where a new facility might be located would be decided between the private sector investor, the city and the OLG. “When we choose a private sector operator, they will take over the day to day operation of the existing facility and then decisions will have to be made,” Bitonti said. “In many cases the slots facilities, the gaming operations, will stay exactly where they are.” He recognized the OLG wants to locate its gaming facilities in populated areas, rather than rural regions. “We want to make sure our products are where the customers are, and in some cases where the racetracks are that’s not the case,” he said. “Some of them are in the perfect location.” Over the past five years, the


OLG has struck a lease agreement in principle with the Rideau-Carleton Raceway, which will likely be signed by the end of February. city has received between $4.3 and $4.4 million each year from 12,050 slot machines at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. A new agreement signed in November would put an additional $1.3 million into the city’s coffers annually if slot revenue remains the same. The agreement means the city gets 5.25 per cent of the first $65 million of net slot

revenue, three per cent on the next $135 million, 2.5 per cent of the next $300 million and half a per cent of the remainder of net slot revenue. The gambling modernization plan is intended to increase net revenue to the province by $1.3 billion annually, create 2,300 net new industry jobs and about 4,000 service sector jobs and spur

more than $3 billion in capital investment across Ontario. In August, members from all three political parties supported a private member’s motion from MacLeod calling for the provincial auditor general to review the decision to scrap the program. The Rideau-Carleton Raceway could not be reached for comment by press time.

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EMC news - A growing drug problem in the region has prompted the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre to develop an early intervention service for youth addicted to painkillers. The outpatient service was launched in early January and was discussed in detail on Jan. 21 at a public meeting in Manotick, where Ottawa’s fentanyl abuse problem first became apparent last summer. Fentanyl is a strong prescription opioid used to treat chronic pain, and comes in the form of patches which are worn on the skin. It is becoming an experimental drug of choice for many youth in the area, but unlike drugs like marijuana and alcohol, it is highly addictive even after just one use. This has left otherwise good kids hooked on the patch and committing crimes to feed their habit. “It can happen to any kid,” said Beverly Clark, a former Manotick resident whose son was one of several students kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School because of his fentanyl addiction. “They don’t have to be bad kids.” Last August, the problem became painfully apparent when Tyler Campbell, a 17year-old Manotick student, overdosed and died. Police began to connect a rash of

break-ins to a small group of addicted teenagers and youths in the village. A town hall meeting was called in November to address the issue, which was widely publicized. Police have since identified other fentanyl hot spots across the city, including in Orleans, according to Ottawa police Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban. Now, the Royal Ottawa has responded with the regional opioid intervention service in an effort to help youth and early users get off the drugs quickly. Program developer Dr. Melanie Willows said more and more youth are admitting themselves to the hospital with opioid addictions, but the wait time for the hospital’s small detox unit is “unacceptably long.” “Thinking of someone who has only been using opioids for three months waiting another four to six months to get help didn’t make a lot of sense,” she told a crowd of about 50 people at the Jan. 21 meeting. The new intervention service is an outpatient program geared to youths under 30 and to people who have been using for fewer than five years. It currently operates from the Royal on Carling Avenue near Merivale Road, but the hospital has partnered with other hospitals, community health services, mental health and addiction agencies and primary care

physicians across the region to make sure youth can continue to access counselling, treatment and support in their own community after the initial three-week detox program is complete. “The idea is we all share the care of the patient to offer the full spectrum of what can be provided to them,” said Dr. Kim Corace, who worked with Willows to develop the program. The program is unique, Corace said, because it focuses on “concurrent treatment” of the addiction as well as any mental health issues the patient might have. There is a high correlation between substance abuse and mental health issues, she said; between 40 and 70 per cent of all substance abusers suffer from a mental health issue, usually an anxiety or mood disorder like depression. Corace said the key to successfully kicking substance abuse is addressing the problems that contributed to it. “If you don’t address the underlying issues that come with the addiction, there’s more risk of a relapse because those reasons that led you to the addiction in the first place are still there,” Corace said. The service offers a threeweek detox period, during which the patient receives doses of an “opioid agonist” that allows the patient to taper off their addiction. The client will also build a treatment plan and have access to ongoing counselling. Every month, the service will host an orientation for addicts and families of addicts who want to get help. If the service is not right for a person, Willows said, the service will help point them in the right direction.

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Dr. Melanie Willows, left, and Dr. Kim Corace have developed a Regional Opioid Intervention Service through the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. The outpatient program is geared to people under 30 who are addicted to painkillers such as fentanyl. “We’re hoping this is going to mean no more knocking on the wrong door,” she said. The next orientation session will be held on Feb. 7 for families of youth struggling with an opioid addiction. Addictions counsellors will be available to discuss treatment privately with youth. Clark knows all too well what fentanyl addiction looks like. Her son was 17 when he tried the drug at a party and was hooked. In the middle of Grade 12, he was kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School in Manotick and sent to rehab. Within three weeks, he was living at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, receiving treatment for his fentanyl addiction.

Eighteen months later and with the help of the rehab centre, he’s clean – but it’s easy for her to imagine a relapse. “He is straight now but it’s a day-to-day deal,” said Clark. VALENTINE FOR LIVES

Clark has now organized a fundraiser for the treatment centre, which is one of the partners with the Royal’s new intervention service, and the only non-profit rehab centre in eastern Ontario. On Feb. 12, the Valentine for Lives murder mystery dinner will offer dinner and entertainment at the Lone Star ranch on Hunt Club Road in south Nepean. The Kemptville Players theatre group

will stage the murder mystery and Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod will speak about the drug issue. Tickets are $50 each. Clark said she is simply hoping to raise money for an organization that stood behind her when the rest of the community seemed to turn its back. “For my family, Dave Smith was a lifeline,” said Clark, who also received counselling there while her son was recovering. “I don’t know where I’d be without it.” For more information or to purchase tickets visit For information about the Regional Opioid Intervention Service and its orientation sessions visit


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EMC news - The city is making the right moves when it comes to redesigning downtown streets for the future, but the plan needs action, says one prominent urban thinker. Ken Greenberg spoke to a crowd of almost 100 people who came to city hall on Jan. 17 to learn more about the city’s new Downtown Moves strategy to rethink transportation in the core after the city’s light-rail system is built. The final version of the Downtown Moves plan will be presented to the city’s planning committee for approval in early March. The draft document is available on the city’s website,, and outlines a way to design streets that meet the needs of all users – pedestrians, cyclists, buses and private vehicles – with an emphasis on active transportation. For instance, one of the key points is the need for an interprovincial cycling route over the Portage Bridge. “You are doing what progressive cities are doing all across the continent and around the world,” said Greenberg, a writer and former director of urban design and architecture for the City of Toronto. He said “demotorization” is a common trend in wealthy countries across the globe. “The new American dream is living and working in a place where you don’t have to get into a car to get groceries,” Greenberg said. “The big challenge is how to summon the will to actually make the transition,” he said. “It starts with the acknowledgement that I think you’ve already made that the existing streets are inhospitable and in some cases unsafe for all users.” Greenberg said the Downtown Moves guidelines are good, but the city must take it a step further and engineer functional designs for all 10 kilometres of streets in the study area. “Give yourself a blueprint for what the whole plan should be and get that adopted by your council, so that it’s not just guidelines, it’s not just a toolkit – it’s a plan,” he said. Key to that is ensuring city departments, such as planning and engineering, must work together. “To be avoided at all costs are different departments reporting to different commit-

tees of council with a different understanding of what the city is trying to do,” Greenberg said. Nelson Edwards, the city staffer in charge of Downtown Moves, said Greenberg’s advice gave him something to think about. “I think Ken’s points are really, really interesting and I think there are elements of that already in the works,” Edwards said. He said city staff have no intention of “resting easy” after Downtown Moves is approved. “We’ve got to find a way to implement it,” Edwards said, adding that Greenberg’s opinions have a lot of influence in the process and will certainly be reflected in the final staff report that accompanies the plan when it goes to the planning committee. Edwards has been talking to senior management about that issue. “I think they have some really cool ideas that capture a lot of what Ken was saying,” Edwards said. Greenberg wasn’t the only person calling for action. Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes is a proponent of the plan and said she doesn’t want to see it sit on the shelf like many of the city’s other plans that have good intentions. “I think the ideas are great. … We certainly do need to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly and more attractive,” she said. “All we need is the money. “I think having the light rail on Queen Street will necessitate some wider sidewalks, so that will help,” Holmes said. It will be important to get small parts of the plan done to show people what a rebuilt “Downtown Moves” street will look like, Holmes said. The emphasis on walkability was a boon to Holmes, who instigated the formation of a pedestrian advocacy group, Walk Ottawa, last year. “I think it’s the first time I’ve seen level of service for pedestrians taken seriously,” she said. The Jan. 17 event included an open house format session at the start followed by a series of speakers who worked on or reviewed the plan. Ron Clarke of DelCan, who helped work on the plan, called it the “most transformative opportunity we have for our downtown.”

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EMC entertainment - Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire warns that Rabbit Hole is not a tidy play. He is referring to the fact that the human experience is a messy one. The unexpected is often what drives us in life directions that we never anticipate. Kanata Theatre has taken on the challenge of including Rabbit Hole as February’s production. Director Brooke Keneford, explained that the preparation for this play involved discussions with the whole theatrical team to understand the impact and understanding of grief in the play. The actors deal with a tough subject that requires them to express the full spectrum of emotions including anger, sorrow, joy and love—but not in a sappy over-abundant way. If you have seen the awardwinning film (Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest) then you might have expectations about February’s

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Canadian Ski Hall of Fame finds new home Westboro-based museum will move to western Quebec building

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Kanata Stallions Devon Fullum avoids the rush from Smiths Falls Bears Jeffrey Carroll in Central Canada Hockey League action on Jan. 25 to score the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first goal in an 8-3 loss. The Bears halted a six-game losing in front of 683 fans.

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The search for space is over. After announcing nearly two years ago that the Westboro-based Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum was uprooting, staff have found an appropriate new home. It was announced on Jan. 17 that after a lengthy and painstaking vetting process, the hall of fame and museum will be relocating to an expansive heritage building in the St. Jovite-Mont Tremblant region of western Quebec. The facility is expected to be a major tourist draw in a region known as having some of the best skiing in eastern North America.


Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to start taking artifacts in something like three months. CHRIS EDGELL DIRECTOR CANADIAN SKI HALL OF FAME


Previously housed in the Trailhead building on Scott Street, the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum has existed in Ottawa since the early 1970s. Eventually, the expanding collection of artifacts contained within its walls became too large for the available space and in March, 2011, the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors announced they would seek a new location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard to get walkthrough traffic and the parking wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that great,â&#x20AC;? said director Chris Edgell, who spearheaded the search for a new location. The process included finding supportive groups and reaching out to the ski community. The facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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board released a model illustrating the key points any offer would have to satisfy, such as a fundraising strategy, dedicated building space, available resources and expertise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had support from the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in our brainstorming,â&#x20AC;? said Edgell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After eight months we had identified five locations.â&#x20AC;? The St. Jovite-Mont Tremblant region was eventually selected as the winner, due in part to the overwhelming support from the local community. Edgell said the signed petitions that had circulated through the region were â&#x20AC;&#x153;persuasiveâ&#x20AC;? and led him to craft a motion calling for the selection of that proposal over two other â&#x20AC;&#x153;extremely competitiveâ&#x20AC;? bids. Once the deal is finalized, the process of bringing artifacts out of storage will commence. The new home of the hall of fame and museum will be in one of the original structures in the region, which was settled for its impressive forests and pristine lakes and is now a hotbed of skiing, golf and year-round recreation. Chateau Beauvallon boasts 5,000 square feet of recently upgraded floor space and sits at an important crossroads in the region, just a couple of kilometres south of the ski resort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to start taking artifacts in something like three months,â&#x20AC;? said Edgell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take some time to set up and create exhibits.â&#x20AC;? Edgell said he was exhausted after the nearly two-year process, but is excited to see a new and improved hall of fame and museum take shape. He said he is certain the new facility will â&#x20AC;&#x153;be a great opportunity for ski museums across the countryâ&#x20AC;? through the sharing of skills and resources.

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Two Ottawa teams head to curling championships Shawn Gibson

EMC sports - The 2013 Dominion Tankard is here and 11 teams will be squaring off for the right to represent Ontario at the men’s national curling championship in Edmonton. Ottawa’s chances to win the tournament, which is being held in Barrie this year, are twice as good, with two teams from the capital city competing. The Barrie Molson Centre will play host to the provincial championship during the week of Feb. 4 to 10. While legendary curler Glenn Howard is back due to his victory last year, 10 other teams have been fighting their way through zones and regionals for the right to be there. While the event has been going on since the 1920s and has seen many different sponsors, one thing has never changed. The competition is fierce and dramatic to the end. Ken Leach is the chair of the host committee and believes that the event in Barrie will be one of the best yet.


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“The teams that are coming are some of the most skilled the tournament has ever seen,” said Leach. “The Simcoe County area is very knowledgeable about the sport and will be there in droves to support not only hometown boy Glenn Howard, but all the teams from across the province.” With Ottawa being about a five-hour drive from Barrie, the area’s two teams won’t have many fans on hand to lend a cheer. Howard Rajala (Rideau Curling Club) and Bryan Cochrane (City View Curling Club) are veterans of the curling scene with 81 years of experience between them. Rajala doesn’t feel like the location of the event will be a problem for any squad and knows it’s big everywhere you go in Ontario. “Barrie will certainly be a Howard crowd,” said Rajala. “He deserves it but we have been around the block as well and have learned to focus on the game at hand. A curling crowd is appreciative of all the teams regardless of favourites; you’ll see cheers for any good shot taken.” This will be Rajala’s 11th provincials; in 1999 he headed to the Brier. Even with Ottawa’s rich and historic curling history, only four teams from the city have won the Ontario’s. Rajala is hoping for a fifth this year. “Playing for the nation’s capital is a great feeling and it


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would feel wonderful to take the city to the Brier,” said Rajala. “We took the long road to get here with regards to our zone and then regionals. It’s all worth it should we win.” The Cochrane rink feels the same way and will be looking to be the toast of Bytown with a win in Barrie. Cochrane is icing a new team this season and is hoping the mix is a successful one at the BMC. Risky as it may seem to lead a new team to battle, Cochrane has had risks pay off in the past. At the age of 12, he missed a junior hockey game to play in a cashspiel and ended up winning $75. He has never looked back. “My mom played and so did some of my friends so it was around me all the time,” said Cochrane. “The sport has changed quite a bit over the years from a quiet crowd to a loud party atmosphere. It’s great to see and I know that the curlers like the fans being into it.” Strategy is not going to be too much of a focus point for Cochrane and his team. The sport usually comes down to whatever the situation calls for during a game. Knowing he cannot control the other teams, the one thing Cochrane will be focused on is what his squad is doing. “A team like Howard’s is near perfect and that’s why he’s won the last seven provincials,” said Cochrane. “Most teams feel they have to be aggressive and fancy when playing him, but really you need to just play to not make mistakes and hope to capitalize on the very few he makes.” Large events such as a provincial championship or the Brier usually take place on arena ice as opposed to the curling rinks that most players are accustomed to. It usually makes for a faster rock and curlers need to be wary. While he is anticipating the change, the one thing Cochrane is not looking forward to is the schedule. “We have a bye on Monday so we will have our first game Tuesday afternoon,” said Cochrane. “I’d rather just get out there and get going.” For more information on draws and schedules, check out and for the event itself, go to www.

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Shovel your driveway with care EMC news - Most of us would agree that we dodged winter last year, but it is certainly back this year. With winter, we get fresh snow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the most beautiful and peaceful things to witness, but with it comes the burden of shovelling. When you consider that the average shovelful of snow weighs two kilograms, the average driveway may hold hundreds of kilos of snow. Before you grab your shovel, consider these tips to

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Your Children’s Aid 2013 is a very special year for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa. It marks the 25th anniversary of supporting children and youth in our community. Since 1988, the Foundation has provided enrichment and educational opportunities to the children and young adults in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. On January 23, 250 business and community leaders came together in the ballroom at the Chateau Laurier to learn more about the Foundation and to help celebrate our silver anniversary. A special thank you to our breakfast champion, the Honourable Vern White, Senator, for his tremendous assistance in making this celebration a real success. Steph Willems/Metroland

Bumper crop for old-timers hall of fame

EMC sports - They might need a bigger plaque soon. Currently the modest plaque hanging on a first-floor wall of the University of Ottawa Sports Complex honours the first two years of inductees into the National Capital Region Hockey Hall of Fame 80+, with only enough space to fit the large number of seniors expected to be inducted this year. The popularity of old-timers hockey amongst the senior set – especially those above the age of 80 – surprised even longtime player and organizer Maurice “Moe” Marchand. “When we started this in 2011 I never would have though we’d reach this number of guys,” said Marchand, stating there are nine hall of fame candidates this year. Nominations for the hall of fame are considered by a large selection committee composed of hockey old-timers group representatives. Last year a builder’s category was added to include off-ice attributes like coaching, managerial skills, sportsmanship and general contribution to the sport. On Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., the university’s sports complex at 801 King Edward Ave. will be the site of this year’s presentation ceremony, which is expected to attract Mayor Jim Watson and Gatineau mayor Marc Bureau, not to mention a large number of players from the areas’ many old-timer leagues. The presentation will take place during the intermission of a friendly game between two teams of players aged 80 and up – the OttawaGatineau Oldtimers’ 80+ and Les Sages Rive Sud from StHubert, Que. “I have good friends in StHubert, Que.,” said Marchand. “They have 19 guys who are 80-plus and 16 of them want to come. It’s going to be the first

game where all the players are over 80.” The “boys” from St-Hubert will go up against 14 over80 players from the OttawaGatineau team. The growing hall of fame list is proof of the widespread and lasting appeal associated with “Canada’s game.” Marchand, a Gatineau resident who first strapped on skates at age six in the Manitoba bush and still plays on three teams – including Les Boys 75+ - knows this well. He has had hockey cards made up of all of the hall of famers, and hopes to have jerseys made for players par-

ticipating in the 80-plus game – a game he wants to make an annual event. Already Marchand has “sent out feelers” to Hockey Canada to see if they might be interested in lending support. Given the nature of the Feb. 24 game, he’s also sent inquiries to Guinness World Records. Glen McStravick, a member of the selection committee and active old-timers’ player, said the appeal in staying on the ice is the same as for younger players. “The main appeal would be staying active as seniors, but we’re not health nuts by

any stretch of the imagination,” said McStravick, who plays for the Geriatric Senior Buzzards 70+. “There’s camaraderie, fights over what the score is and the quality of the game is pretty good. There are some good guys out there on the ice.” Many teams, including his, allow for the inclusion of players younger than the age group if they have had a serious illness or major surgery, all a part of keeping people in the game. “There’s more artificial hips out there than pucks,” joked McStravick, having had two hip replacements himself.


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The Foundation has touched many lives over the past 25 years. Over 6,300 children, youth and families have received some level of direct support from the Foundation • 577 young adults received bursaries so they could attend a post-secondary institution • 3,489 children were sent to camp • 221 children and youth received ongoing tutoring to improve their literacy and math skills • 1,100 children, youth and families received assistance for essential items such as cribs, strollers, high chairs, beds and winter clothing • 550 children were able to participate in a sports or recreational activity to help them build skills, confidence and character • 170 children and youth were given the opportunity to join Brownies, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts The Foundation firmly believes that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy life-enriching experiences and that education is a powerful tool that allows children and young adults to shape their future. On behalf of the children and youth we serve, we wish to thank our many loyal donors, who believe in the work of the Foundation and share the vision that every child deserves the joys of a safe and nurturing childhood. We are very fortunate to have such caring individuals, corporations and organizations that come forward each year to help us continue to support our community. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa looks forward to a future of continuing to provide support for children and youth so they can enhance their physical, social, mental and developmental well-being.

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Maurice ‘Moe’ Marchand is seen with the National Capital Region Hockey Hall of Fame 80+ plaque at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex. The venue will be the site of the third annual hall of fame induction ceremony on Feb. 24, honouring players and builders who have kept active in hockey after the age of 80.

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Carrying wintry thoughts, fears to bed


hen winter had socked in around us out in Renfrew County, I developed a whole new collection of fears, which oddly only occurred at night. In the daytime, I loved the look of the wide-open fields deep in the whitest snow, the West Hill where we slid on makeshift toboggans, and the sounds of the sleigh bells as the horses pulled us along the Northcote Side Road. But when night wrapped around us and we were bedded down upstairs, childish fears settled in, and I often had trouble finding sleep. I wondered if either of Mother’s predictions would come true while we were fast asleep in our beds. Mother, fearful of the raging Findlay Oval that had to be stoked every night by Father, was sure that the whole house would go up in flames and we would all be, as she said “fried in our beds.” She based her fear on the fact that during the winter, we could count on at least two or three flue fires.

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories These didn’t seem to bother Father in the least. When the pipes turned red, he would simply take his time rising from his spot in the rocking chair, casually walk over to the bake cupboard, take out a bag of coarse salt, pour a good portion into a soup bowl and with his winter mitts on he would miraculously separate the stove pipe where two pieces joined, slip in the bowl of salt and go back to reading the Ottawa Farm Journal. It worked every time, but Mother was sure that one time it wouldn’t or that the flue fire would happen when we were fast asleep. Father assured her that as the night wore on, the fire would go down in the Findlay Oval. But that did little to put Mother’s mind at ease and of

course I carried the fear right upstairs to my bed, which I shared with my sister Audrey. If Mother wasn’t worrying about the fire taking us all during the night, she was worried that we could easily freeze in our beds. The old log home, it seemed, was in a constant state of deep freeze. Even though Father, when the snow had come to stay, packed snow all around the foundation of the house, supposedly to keep out the drafts, it did little. Even the many braided rugs Mother put everywhere she could, including ones rolled up and put along the outside doors, we couldn’t keep out the cold night air. When we sat around the kitchen table at night, each of us had our own cushion to rest our feet on, and crudely-

made felt slippers and heavy socks helped little. However, the cold in the kitchen was nothing compared to the cold upstairs. There was no insulation in the peaked ceiling and all winter, hoar frost appeared all along the boards. As soon as your feet hit the top step, day or night, you could see your breath. Even the contents of the chamber pot under our bed would be frozen in the morning. Mother tried to warm our beds before we plunged between the feather mattress and the top ticking, by putting in hot bricks wrapped in The Renfrew Mercury, but they soon chilled and did nothing to keep our feet warm. But it was the night noises of winter that really terrified me. Wildlife surrounded the farm. Wolves howled at night and their eerie wails terrified me. I prayed that Father had secured the barn doors tightly, and that our sheep would be safe. If it wasn’t the wolves it was the coyotes, which my brother Emerson said were one and

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

Ice hut registration required on area lakes EMC news - To protect the environment and ensure safety, anglers must register new or previously unregistered ice fishing huts on area lakes. Registration is free and helps discourage anglers from abandoning their huts, which can end up in waterways and washed up on shorelines when the ice thaws. To register your ice hut, call the local ministry office at 613-258-8204. Once registered, an ice fishing hut can be used anywhere in Ontario. Tent-style ice huts made of cloth or synthetic fabric that have a base area of seven square metres or less when erected do not need to be registered. It’s a good idea to place huts on 15-centimetre tall wooden blocks to make it easier to remove them at the end of the season. Ice hut owners must keep the area around their huts clear of garbage.

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Country chicken casserole makes true comfort food EMC lifestyle - Start the year off right with this recipe for a creamy, comforting, good-for-you casserole. Kids can help tear the bread to make the rustic croutons. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: Four Ingredients

•20 ml (4 tsp) olive oil •3 cloves of garlic, minced •1 leek (white and green parts) chopped •250 ml (1 cup) sliced carrots •250 ml (1 cup) sliced parsnips •6 ml (1 1/4 tsp) dried thyme leaves •1 ml (1/4 tsp) each salt and pepper

•45 ml (3 tbsp) all-purpose flour •250 ml (1 cup) part-skim milk •250 ml (1 cup) sodium-reduced chicken broth •10 ml (2 tsp) Dijon mustard •500 ml (2 cups) shredded cooked chicken or turkey •125 ml (1/2 cup) frozen peas •500 ml (2 cups) torn whole bread pieces Directions

In a large saucepan, heat 10 ml (2 tsp) of the oil over medium heat. Saute garlic, leeks, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, a 4 ml (3/4 tsp) of the thyme, salt and pepper for six minutes or until the vegetables are tender-

crisp. Whisk flour into milk; gradually stir into saucepan along with broth and mustard. Cook, stirring for five minutes or until bubbling and thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken and peas. Spoon into two-litre (eight-cup) baking dish. (Make ahead: Cool, cover and refrigerate for up to eight hours. Reheat in microwave until hot and continue with recipe). In a bowl, toss bread with remaining oil and thyme until coated; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Bake in 215 C (425 F) oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until the bread is toasted and bubbling. Foodland Ontario

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Seasonal, weekly passes added to proposed canal fees Emma Jackson


Parks Canada has added canal discount passes to its proposed fee changes.

EMC news - Parks Canada has added discount passes to a proposed new fee structure for the country’s canal systems, after a public backlash against potentially tripled lockage prices. The new seasonal pass would cost $15 per foot, up from the current $8.08 rate. The six-day pass would increase from $5.05 per foot to $7.20 per foot. The passes come in the wake of public outcry from boaters and local representatives who said the federal department’s proposed per-use payment system announced earlier in January would kill canal tourism. On Jan. 11, the federal department proposed new fees for national historic sites, parks and other properties in an effort to raise the amount of revenue available for maintenance and operation. Changes to the Rideau Canal’s lockage fees would have moved all users to a per-

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EMC news - More women in Ontario are giving birth later in life according to a new report from Better Outcomes Registry and Network Ontario. BORN Ontario is a provincial program delivered by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario with the responsibility for putting information tools in the hands of doctors, nurses and other health care providers to help improve care from mother and babies. On Jan. 17, the network released perinatal health indicators in its Ontario 2012 report, indicating an increase in the rate of live birth by Ontario women aged between 35 to 49 from 2006 to 2010. The report shows that 22 per cent of live births are by women ages 35 to 49, about five per cent higher than the rest of Canada. Dr. Mark Walker, an obstetrician who deals with high-risk births at the Ottawa Hospital, said the increase in advanced maternal age is concerning as fertility is decreased in this period and pregnancies are more likely to be high risk. The report, developed as a companion to a recent national perinatal report, provides an overview of eight key perinatal health indicators for the province of Ontario between

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2006 and 2010. Also among the report’s findings was that age-specific live birth rates for women ages 20 and younger were consistently lower in Ontario when compared to the rest of Canada, while multiple birth rates were slightly higher. Other categories covered in the report are: fetal mortality, small for gestational age, large gestational age, preterm birth and post-term birth. “By providing quality information to health care providers, policy makers and researchers, we can help improve health outcomes for mothers and children in our province, and help babies get their best start to life-long health,” said Mari Teitelbaum, director of BORN Ontario. The network is Ontario’s pregnancy, birth and childhood registry authority. Established to collect, share and rigorously protect critical data about each child born in the province, the network manages an advanced database that delivers reliable, secure and comprehensive information on maternal and child care. Combined with expert advice, current evidence and innovative tools, the network’s information imparts knowledge to professionals in every health-care discipline to help improve care and the system.


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Ottawa mom remembers with fundraising campaign Organizers of Maddy’s Gala hope to hit $250,000 mark Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Maddy Otto may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. A sunny day at the lake building a dream cottage turned into a nightmare when the five-year-old was rushed to CHEO because of seizures. It was then the family was told Maddy had an inoperable tumour on her brainstem. It was terminal. The Barrhaven family moved into Roger’s House to spend what was the last week with their once vibrant daughter. “She got sick on the Sunday and we had the funeral the next weekend,” Maddy’s mom Jeanine said, while looking at a photo of her daughter. While the family was in what Jeanine called a black hole, the bereavement counselling and support of other parents through Roger’s House is what helped them through. “After a while we were able to tell people (who had also lost children) they would smile again without feeling guilty,” Jeanine said. Jeanine said she has developed lifelong friendships from the support groups she has attended. She remembered one particular session with a young, 19-year-old man who had lost someone. He was covered in piercings and tattoos. At the beginning of the session she wasn’t sure what to think, by

the end they were crying together. “He truly knew what I felt in a way no one else did,” Jeanine said. It was that support that motivated the Otto family to remember Maddy with a fundraising initiative. The first Maddy’s Gala took place in February 2008. This year the organizing committee hopes to bring the total fundraising goal to $250,000. It is a realistic goal. The first year organizers managed to raise $10,000 hosting the event at the Monterey Inn. Last year they raised $50,000 and moved into their new home at the Delta City Centre. This year’s theme will be fire and ice, with sculptures of butterflies, which symbolizes the rebirth of a loved one that has passed on. There will be live and silent auctions and entertainment. “I always say if I can get you there once you will keep coming back,” Jeanine said. On top of the gala the family always participates in the Walk, Roll and Run for Roger’s House every summer. They started the year Maddy died and managed to raise $22,000. Every year but one Maddy’s team has been the largest to participate in the fundraiser. Jeanine said tons of friends and family came out to remember a little tomboy who loved superheroes. She added planning the annual gala is bittersweet. “It’s a bit like planning a wedding,” she said. “For that part of the year you’re surrounded by support and then it ends.” Maddy’s older sister Hannah, who is now 12, has said she will take over planning the event when she is older. For more information on the event visit maddysgala. com.

Jeanine Otto is pictured with a photo of her daughter Maddy, who died suddenly from a brain tumour when she was five years old. Since her death the family has held an annual fundraising gala in her honour to raise money for Roger’s House.

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More than man’s best friend Brier Dodge

EMC news - It’s tough to find a dog owner who doesn’t love their pet. There’s a reason canines are called man’s best friend. But for those who own service dogs, such as Kevin Frost, a dog can become much more than a best friend. Through his athletics and speaking careers, Kevin Frost took his dog Nemo everywhere until this past October, when he went into retirement. “The bond we had, it’s probably more powerful than a marriage,” Frost said. “He knows exactly how I feel, he knows exactly what I’m thinking.” Nemo was put down at the end of December because of a blood clot in his spine, but the impact that he made on Frost, who is both legally blind and deaf but has some vision and hearing, will last a lifetime. “Losing a working guide dog is devastating because

you’re with them 24/7,” said Frost, who spent 10 productive years with Nemo. Because he competes internationally in visually impaired speed skating events, Nemo was a huge source of independence, allowing him to get to training and around the rinks. Nemo, a black lab, walked with him everywhere. Frost can recall seven different times he can credit Nemo with saving his life by preventing him from being hit by a car. “It’s an incredible bond,” said Steven Doucette, spokesperson for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. “It would probably be comparable to a parent and a child. The bond can actually be that strong.” CANINE CELEBRITY

very popular dog,” he said. “He was kind of like a guide dog celebrity.” Because Nemo went everywhere with Frost, people at the athletic facilities and stores he frequented quickly grew to know the guide dog. And like a true celebrity, Nemo was quite a traveller. Frost said he went all over North America and overseas to Germany and Scotland when he needed to compete in races. The black lab went to more than 150 presentations in area schools, and was visible in Orléans as Frost walked from place to place. After Nemo was put down, Frost and members of the family who adopted Nemo after his retirement had a memorial breakfast and scattered his ashes. Submitted

Frost said that Nemo, who went to live with an Orléans family after his October retirement, was well-known. “He was well-known because of all the school presentations (I do); he was a


Frost is now on a waiting list to receive a new dog from the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Because he had a dog previously, and became

Kevin Frost and his late guide dog, Nemo, who was with Frost for about 10 years, guiding him across streets and throughout North America. accustomed to having one, he will have higher priority for a new service animal. Doucette said that size,

stature, walking speed, client lifestyle, places frequented and both client and dog personality are taken into consideration. “It’s really done properly,” Frost said. “I want to go fast, I want to be efficient, so they know what kind of pace dog I want.” He said that Nemo shared a bit of his goofy personality and liked to play pranks, earning himself the nickname Puddles. Walking down a wet street, Nemo would keep himself dry, going around the puddle – but lead Frost directly through it. To find another dog that fits as well with his personality will likely take six months to a year. Once a new dog is selected, Frost will live at the Canadian Guide Dogs residence in Manotick for four weeks

of training with the dog, who will become his eyes and ears. It costs tens of thousands of dollars for a guide dog to be raised and trained properly and the organization is fully funded by donations. “Guide Dogs gave me a life path to independence,” Frost said. “(Nemo) knew when I was down, and we had some wonderful times. Having a pet is the most amazing thing in the world. Having a service dog is even more than that.” For information on Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit

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Ottawa to get one of two Ontario birthing centres Facility to offer mothers safe, comfortable alternative to giving birth in hospital Brier Dodge

EMC news - Ottawa will be home to one of two birthing centres opening in Ontario, with a scheduled opening this summer. Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews was at the Midwifery Group of Ottawa on Carling Avenue on Jan. 24 to announce the plans for the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. Renovations will hopefully be complete on the Walkey Road building in the Ottawa Business Park this summer – in time for some women who are currently pregnant to give birth. A birthing centre is an alternative to the hospital or home environment and is operated fully by midwives and intended for normal and lowrisk pregnancies. The birthing centre isn’t far from the Ottawa Hospital’s General campus or CHEO, so patients can be transferred in the event more complex medical care is needed. Midwives are registered health care providers who provide pre-natal care, deliver babies, and post-birth

care. Midwives do not handle high-risk pregnancies or premature births, and do not provide inductions, epidurals, or Caesarean sections. Currently in Ottawa they assist with births in homes and hospitals. There are about 640 midwives in Ontario. It is expected that the number in Ottawa will increase with the addition of the birthing centre.

We’re trying to have hospitals focus on things only hospitals can do. Deb Matthews Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Meaghan Pelton, who gave birth to son Gavin three months ago at her home with a midwife, said she would have chosen the birthing centre if it had been available. “That would be a nice middle option,” she said. “Pregnant women aren’t sick. They don’t need to be around sick people (in hospitals).” Her midwife came to her home, and did follow-up

visits in the days following Gavin’s birth. The birthing centre will resemble a home more than a hospital, with painting and decor that will be similar to a comfortable, home environment. “We’re trying to have hospitals focus on things only hospitals can do,” Matthews said. “We said, let’s take a good look at what happens in hospitals that could take place in the community.” It’s expected that 450 to 500 births a year will happen at the birthing centre. Matthews said that moving births to the centre is cost-effective as they use fewer resources. There is no charge for women to use midwifery services in Ontario. The capital cost to build the centre is being funded by the province, with $6 million committed over two years. The second birth centre will open in Toronto and is also expected to open this summer. Matthews was also joined by local MPPs Yasir Naqvi and Phil McNeely to make the announcement. “Giving birth is the leading cause of hospitalization for women,” said Matthews, who noted her own daughter gave birth with a midwife. “We think these will be successful.”

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United States Ambassador David Jacobson and embassy staff woke up early on a Saturday morning to help the Ottawa Food Bank sort and process food for families on Jan. 19. U.S. President Barack Obama declared that day the National Day of Service in connection with his inauguration weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. Jacobson, his wife Julie and around 15 staff members and some of their children spent their morning learning about what the food bank does and how volunteers sort, package and load food baskets.

It was a big moment when Samaké’s parents took him out to dinner in early November to tell him the big news they’d received in an e-mail from the MLS club. “When my meal came, they told me, ‘Oh, by the way, you made the Impact,’” Samaké recounts. “I had to go to the bathroom and put some water on my face to make sure it wasn’t a dream. I was very happy.” 613 746-3837

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Choral group offers Valentine’s show Kanata Choral Society

EMC entertainment - If you enjoy Celtic music, songs from other origins like folk music and the Celtic harp, then come to an evening performance by the Kanata Choral Society on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. You will be treated to music, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. In contrast to our other choral performances which tend to be on the more classical side, this evening will be on the lighter side to help you, and us, deal with the

winter blues. Our harp soloist is Lucile Brais Hildesheim. She is a native of Montreal and received her Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University. She was a finalist in the CBC national competition in 1981 and as a result was the harpist in residence at the Banff Centre during that summer. After obtaining a Celtic harp, she learned new repertoire suitable for the smaller harp and became interested in folk and other styles of music. She has recorded with

several choirs and has three solo albums, which include some of her own arrangements and compositions. The concert takes place in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, at 20 Young Rd in Kanata. Tickets are $20 for adults at the door or $18 in advance. Seniors and students cost $15. The price includes admission and drinks and desserts. Tickets are available at all CD Warehouse locations and at Domenic’s Music. For more details please phone 613-592-1991 or visit


From left, Terry Cowan, Sylvia Summers-Martyn, Judi Miller and Sandy Woods show off some art work created in preparation for the Art for the Heart Show at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club on Feb. 3.

Art for the heart Annual show to raise funds for Ottawa Heart Institute Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The heart of Ottawa’s art community appears to be growing. An annual fundraiser for the Ottawa Heart Institute has grown out of its home at the Barrhaven Legion. Art for the Heart – a fundraiser started by a group of nine local artists – will be held at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club on Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is in its third year and will host 21 artists from across the city said organizer Sylvia Summers-Martyn.

Artists are coming from far and wide to sell their wares and help out a good cause. John Shea hails from Westport and portrays local heritage buildings in and around the Rideau Lakes area. Jill Alexander, who lives in Arnprior, works in acrylic and mixed media to depict hockey players. Ann Gruchy from North Gower will also be there to show off some of her watercolours. Judi Miller, a textile artist from Kanata and a member of the Art for the Heart organizing committee, said a major selling point is that artists can donate a percentage of the commission for the piece rather than the piece itself. “It’s a win-win,” she said. There is no cost for admission to the show and artists donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their art to the heart institute. Volunteers for the institute will be on hand during the

show to hand out information pamphlets and collect donations. “I think we will top what we have fundraised in previous years simply because this is the biggest one yet,” said Summers-Martyn, who began taking applications for exhibitors at last year’s show. “People are starting to put Art for the Heart on the calendars,” she said. The group of artist organizers began work on this year’s event in the summer and quickly realized the space at the Barrhaven Legion – where the last two shows were held – wouldn’t hold them this year. While Summers-Martyn said she appreciated the past support of the Legion, she said the new space has a lot of perks. “There’s a lot of parking, it is very accessible and they can have the Sunday breakfast while they are out at the show,” she said.

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Device lets drivers monitor their car by phone Diagnostic tool lets motorists diagnose their car’s issues and monitor its speed and location Steph Willems

EMC news - A vague warning light suddenly appears on your car’s dashboard. With no way of knowing what the specific problem is, you take your vehicle to a garage to await diagnostics or you decide to let it go, but worry about what that glowing icon means. Wouldn’t it be nice to pull out your smart phone and diagnose it yourself? That’s the service an Ottawa-based web and mobile development company is currently bringing to market. Lixar IT, in conjunction with Delphi and Verizon Wireless, has been working for the better part of a year on an automotive connectivity service called Vehicle Diagnostics. Plugged into a vehicle’s OBD (on-board device) port, it can send details on a vehicle’s speed, whereabouts and mechanical ills to an owner’s mobile device by way of a dedicated app. The device will work with all cars manufactured after 1996. “Everything is consolidated onto your mobile device these days,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar IT’s chief executive. “That’s the world we focus on as a company ... . If we’re not being innovative, we’re dead as a company.” Lixar IT employs 60 people in its Ottawa headquarters and another 25 in Halifax. Vehicle Diagnostics delivers its automotive checkup by translating the error code generated by the car’s onboard computer, which would normally have to be deciphered by mechanics at a garage or dealership. “Now you’re going to see it first,” said Syrros, adding such error codes are often as simple as a low oil level or underinflated tire, all things that a vehicle owner can take car of themselves. In many cases, the device would save owners time and money. Besides this innovative function, the device will also allow owners to perform other automotive tasks with the aid of their smart phone or laptop, including remotely unlocking doors or starting the engine from indoors on cold days.


The Vehicle Diagnostics device, pictured here, allows vehicle owners to monitor their car’s whereabouts, speed and mechanical health through their mobile devices. Ottawa-based Lixar IT spent nine months developing the technology, which will soon be brought to market. There is also a security aspect to the device, as parents can be alerted by email or text if their kids (who have borrowed the car) have gone beyond pre-specified geographical boundaries or have

exceeded certain speeds. Syrros realizes this capability could be popular with overprotective parents, but his company wants to appeal to all consumers by being as versatile as possible.

Though not even on the market just yet, the device has garnered acclaim since being including as part of the 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards by Popular Mechanics magazine.

“That was very cool,” said Syrros. “We’re happy with that.” Verizon is expected to start marketing the Lixar’s brainchild “within weeks,” said Syrros.

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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

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The Town of Mississippi Mills is an urban and rural municipality with a population of 12,385 located in the County of Lanark. The Building Inspector reports to the Chief Building Official and is responsible for the following:

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DUTIES • Conduct plan reviews • Process and issue building permits in accordance with all applicable legislation • Conduct building inspections • Responsible for enforcement of Building Code related matters

GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada – HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to:


BUILDING INSPECTOR $54,470.13 – $64,693.43

QUALIFICATIONS • Qualified and registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (QuARTS) in the minimum following categories: General Legal / Process (Chief Building Official); House; Small Buildings; Plumbing House; Plumbing All Buildings; Large Buildings • A minimum of five (5) years related experience • Excellent communication, teambuilding and interpersonal skills

“HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/ HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified!

For a detailed job descriptions the position, please check out our web site at Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Monday, February 11, 2013.


We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO Town of Mississippi Mills Phone: (613) 256-2064 ext. 225 Fax: (613) 256-4887 E-mail: If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternate format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.


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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 TRUCK TECHNICIAN, International experience an asset, competitive wages & benefits, MonFri Days, R&M Truck in Arnprior, Fax resume 613-623-5382 or email or call 613-623-6508

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Licensed Truck Technician or Experienced Apprentice International Experience would be an asset Competitive wages & benefits Mon. to Fri. Days Please send resume to: R&M Truck & Trailer Repairs Hartney St., Arnprior Fax: 613-623-5382 email: or phone 613-623-6508 CL408993_0131

WANTED: Part time bookkeeper in Carp. Min 3 years experience with A/R, A/P, payroll, bank reconciliation, and journal entries is required. 5 years preferred. Audit experience an asset. Must be expert in Simply Accounting and excel. Please send resumes to or fax to 839-3909.

City View Centre for child and family services. Are you interested in providing child care in your own home, have excellent English language skills and want to be self employed? If you live in Findlay Creek, Riverside South, Manotick, Stonebridge, Half Moon Bay or Stittsville Please call 613-823-7088. Experienced daycare provider in Morgan’s Grant. Bright, spacious daycare, crafts, nutritious meals, lots of TLC! St. Gabriel’s bus. (613)271-1439. Experienced Home Daycare provider has full-time space available in Morgans Grant. Indoor/outdoor play, crafts, music, learning and fun! CPR/First aid certified; non-smoking environment. References upon request. Please call 613-254-9869.


Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.



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LOST & FOUND Lost Wallet, December 31st, Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot, Hazeldean Rd., Kanata. If found please contact Kathy Bell 212-861-2070 or kathy.bell24@

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


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The Gas Plant Manager/Operator is responsible for management and operation of the gas plant facility. JOB OPPORTUNITY – GAS PLANT MANAGER, CARP Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Assures compliance for the plant with all local, state and federal laws in effect. This will include working with the site engineer to maintain all records on the plant regarding compliance. The Gas Plant Manager/Operator is responsible for management and operation of the gas plant facility. • Responsible for the timely submission and accuracy of all compliance records to the site engineer for submittal to the respective governing authorities. The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, a progressive two site facility serving • Gathers all data associated with the daily operations of the plant and submits all Essential Duties and Responsibilities a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. reports as required. This includes but is not limited to Monthly Operating Reports, We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary Startup andfederal Malfunction Downtime Daily Operations Assures compliance for the plant with all local,/Shutdown state and lawsPlans, in effect. ThisLogs will and include Reports. services and are currently seeking a: working with the site engineer to maintain all records on the plant regarding compliance. • Maintain safe working conditions. Perform the job safely in accordance with all local, state and federal ESH laws, rules, regulations, and requirements. Ensure all Responsible for the timely submission and accuracy of all compliance records to the site WM and WMRE safety policies and procedures are followed and enforced. Support management; participate in on-going ESH awareness efforts, which include engineer for submittal to the respectiveESH governing authorities. conducting and attending EHS training. • Report, investigate, and take corrective actions necessary to prevent accidents and all data associated with the daily operations of the plant and submits all reports as Reporting to the President and CEO, the V.P. of Patient CareGathers Services & CNE sets injuries. required. This includes but is not limited to Monthly Operating Reports, Startup /Shutdown and • Maintains equipment files and maintenance records for the plant. This includes files for direction, aligns and motivates staff and evaluates clinical programs and activities to equipment in useReports. at the plant. Malfunction Plans, Downtime Logs andALL Daily Operations support organizational and departmental philosophy, goals and objectives of clinical • Manages time to accomplish all daily, weekly and monthly tasks to support proper care service departments. The V.P., Patient Care Services & CNE participates at conditions. the plant the operations. Maintain safe working Perform job safely in accordance with all local, state and • Responsible for budget review and adherence to established budgets. executive level and is responsible for tactical organizational federal and strategic ESH laws,planning rules, regulations, and requirements. Ensure all WM and WMRE safety policies • Perform all plant purchasing as is necessary to support continued plant operations. and implementation, and supports an overall organizationaland culture conducive to and enforced. procedures are followed Support ESH management; participate in on-going • Maintains purchase logs and purchase files. This includes vender files for items safe, quality care. purchased. and attending EHS training. ESH awareness efforts, which include conducting • Any other task as assigned by Site Manager or Maintenance Manager as deemed necessary to the success of the plant. Schedule and conduct plant tours for the Provides leadership and direction in the management ofReport, the following investigate, areas: and take corrective actions necessary to prevent accidents and injuries. community. Diagnostic Imaging, Cardio-Pulmonary, Laboratory & Infection Control, Nursing Operator Key Responsibilities Maintains equipment files and maintenance records for the plant. This includes files for ALL Services, Clinical Nutrition, Staff Development, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services • Will be available for after normal work hours emergency call outs. • Will be required to carry a pager and respond to emergency call outs at the plant in a equipment in usePalliative at the plant. (including Physiotherapy, Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, timely, expedient manner. Care, Day Hospital Program), Discharge Planning, Disaster Preparedness & Sexual Perform daily, weekly, monthly and annual maintenance on all equipment as specified Manages time to accomplish all daily,• weekly and monthly tasks to support proper plant Assault/Domestic Violence. In conjunction with team, develops and implements by WMRE Maintenance Manager, manufacturer’s lubrication and maintenance operations. guidelines or established industry procedures. departmental philosophy, goals, objectives and develops departmental plans. • Perform all housekeeping functions of the plant including surrounding grounds as well Responsible for budget review and adherence to established budgets. as office, control room and engine room cleanliness. Education and Experience: Assist with well-field operations and projects as time allows. Primary focus is the plant Undergraduate degree in Nursing combined with a postgraduate degree in Nursing daily operations however assistance with the well field will be on an “as available” Perform all plant purchasing as is necessary to support continued plant operations. or in Health or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and basis. • Perform any other task and duties as directed by Site Manager or WMRE experience; certified and in good standing with the College Maintains of Nurses of Ontario; purchase logs and purchase files. This includes vender files for items purchased. Maintenance Manager. progressive management experience with at least 5 years at a senior level, Member Qualifications: other taskYour as assigned or Maintenance Manager as deemed necessary to of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and CHE certified, isAny preferred. other by Site Manager • Strong management and mechanical background the successrelationships, of the plant. Schedule and• conduct plant tours for the community. Sharp attention to details Excellent time management skills Ability to work skills and attributes include an ability to forge excellent interpersonal independently proven leadership abilities, well developed communication and presentation skills, • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills Operator Key Responsibilities progressive attitude and excellent organizational and analytical competencies. • Strong computer skills • Position requires some heavy lifting (lOO lbs) Will be available for after normal work hours emergency call outs. Benefits For a complete position description and how to apply, please visit our website At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation at package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Stock Purchase Plan, Company match and more! Our employees also receive Paid Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by Vacation, Holidays and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. February 14, 2013 at 4 P.M. Waste Management is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer To apply please forward your resume to:

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Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit for dates and details of courses near you. Canadian Restricted (handgun) Course, February 26 and 27, Carleton Place. To register 613-257-7489


Hunters Safety Canadian Firearms Course, Carp, March 8, 9, 10. Call Wenda Cochran at 613256-2409



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

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REAL ESTATE SERVICES Majestic hill top waterfront; Westport area. 12 Victorian historic mansion. Garage, studio and boat house. On 6.33 acres. $289,000. A picturesque beauty. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Mature women is seeking accommodation in the village of Richmond and area, 25 mile radius. apt. suite/or shared. Seeking also a Caregiver position, to someone needing a live-in companion/helper. Reference and police check can be arranged. Experienced and very easy to get along with. Please contact by email.

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EMC news - Ice sculptures, cultural delights, taekwondo, K-Pop and a quiz that could take the winner all the way across the Pacific are just a few of the activities the Korean Embassy has in store for Canadians this year. This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea and it’s the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. To commemorate those events, a number of activities will take place throughout the year in both countries. In Canada, the Korean Embassy will host multiple activities at its diplomatic missions in Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver along with online opportunities to participate. “This year is a very special year,” Ambassador Cho Heeyong said. “Since the war, we are indebted to our international community, including Canada.” In Ottawa, the celebration will begin alongside the city’s annual winter festival, Winterlude. To commemorate the Year of Korea in Canada, activities include posts throughout the year by 50 bloggers at www. Posts

will take a closer look at Korea-Canada relations, Korean food, interviews with KoreanCanadians and stories about Korean businesses, products, culture, society and the Korean pop culture phenomenon known as K-Pop. Other events include a lecture series, where the ambassador will visit universities in Ontario and Alberta, taekwondo demonstrations, a quiz on Korea where the final round competition will be in Korea and a special exhibition on the Korean War at the Canadian War Museum. The events will kickoff with Winterlude where Ottawans will have a chance to see a tribute to the sacrifices of the Korean War carved in ice. The ambassador has been in office since July 2012. During this time he has been busy working to strengthen Canada-Korea relations. The ambassador says relations are strong, but that there is always room for improvement. One area such area, Hee-yong said, would be completing a Canada-Korea free trade agreement. “It’s a very important time,” Hee-yong said. “It will be better for both of us.” Whenever he hosts delegates, the ambassador said he always serves Canadian

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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.

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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 details, call Jan at 613-592-4793.

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Earl of March Secondary School’s music program is holding its 2013 Annual Berry Sale. Blueberries: 2 kg (4.4 lb): $19; Raspberries: 2.5 kg (5.5 lb): $28; Cranberries: 2 kg (4.4 lb): $15. Sale ends Friday, Feb. 1, (delivery of fruit is Feb. 22.). To order or for details contact Jan at 613592-9737.

5 p.m. Tickets are $20. There will be chili, hot dogs, wings, and tons of prizes to be won. The club is located at 10 McKitrick Dr. on the second floor of the Jack Charron Arena. For details, call 613836-7433.

Feb. 4

The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association will hold a meeting in the community room of Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Dr., starting at 7:30 p.m. Topics include pedestrian safety at the intersection of Tamblyn Crescent and McCurdy Drive and the lack of a final coat of pavement on Vanstone and Belleview drives and Pineview and Oakview roads. All residents are welcome to attend.

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Feb. 5 to 9 & Feb. 12 to 16 Kanata Theatre’s production of Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and directed by Brooke Keneford will run from Feb. 5 to 9 and Feb. 12 to 16 at the Ron Maslin Playhouse, 1 Ron Maslin Way. Tickets are $20. For tickets call the box office at 613-831-4435, email BoxOffice@Kanatatheatre. com. For details visit

Feb. 6

The Canadian Celiac Association - Ottawa Chapter will host a meeting featuring a panel of gluten-free bakers and chefs. All are welcome. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Churches of Ottawa, 3191 Riverside Dr. #87 bus. More info: or 613-786-1335.

Feb. 7

W. Erskine Johnston Public School, 50 Varley Dr., Parent Council will host a presentation titled “How safe are your children online?” starting at 7 p.m. This presentation will discuss Internet safety and cyber bullying.

Feb. 8 to 10

The Earl of March Secondary School student-run produc-

tion of Becoming Juliet will take place on Feb. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Earl of March is located at 4 The Parkway. Proceeds will go to the Kanata Haven Youth Centre. Spots are filling up fast for the 2013 Pat Curran Memorial Adult Recreational Hockey Tournament at the Bell Sensplex. Three games are guaranteed, refreshments, prizing, silent auctio, NHL party at Stanley’s Pub, and more. Call CARHA Hockey: 613-244-1989 or email Mike at for details and to register.

Feb. 9

The Kanata Choral Society’s concert “Life is a Cabaret” with Celtic and other light choral music. With coffee and desserts. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road, 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Domenic Music and CD Warehouse. For details phone 613-592-1991 or visit Trinity Presbyterian Church will host its Date Night Challenge, a Focus on the Family event featuring a video presentation with 14time Dove Award nominee Mark Schultz, big laughs from comedian Michael Jr. and fun marriage tips from pastor Ted Cunningham. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend and childcare will not be provided. To reserve a space, e-mail trinitykanata@ or call Meghan at 613-806-8141.

The Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club host euchre at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. starting at 7:30 p.m. It costs $10 to play and cash prizes are awarded. A light lunch is provided and the bar will be open. For details call 613836-2657.

Until Feb. 10

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

from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1030 Riddell Dr. The guest speaker is Mario Cerroni who creates art through photography. Visitors welcome. Call Gail 613-592-2904 for more information.

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.

Feb. 21

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 is free, but tickets are required for entry. Please call or email ASAP to reserve your tickets. For details, visit, email kcssc@ or call 613-6562324.

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 613-5925834.

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The Kanata Art Club is holding its next monthly meeting

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will host an open house at Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Rd., starting at 6:15 p.m. For more information call 613-8314694.


Prenatal classes will be offered by Ottawa Public Health until the end of April, in French and English, at the following Ottawa Public Library branches this winter: Alta Vista, Cumberland, Main, Nepean Centrepointe and Stittsville. A public health nurse will lead multiple three-session series to small groups that will cover birth, breastfeeding and baby basics. Online registration is required but programs are free. Visit www. or contact InfoService at 613580-2940 or InfoService@ for more information. Children’s preschool programs are on at the Beaverbrook library. All programs are drop-in. Check the website biblioottawalibrary. ca for details.



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 613680-4918 or email ronzert@ 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

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40. Loads with cargo 41. What part of (abbr.) 42. Partakers 45. Expressed harsh criticism 49. Doctors’ group 50. OM (var.) 52. A dead body 55. Jewish spiritual leader 57. An almost horizontal entrance to a mine 59. Anglo-Saxon monk (672736) 60. Database management system 61. A swindle in which you cheat 62. Arabian Gulf 63. Six (Spanish) 64. Price label 65. Black tropical American cuckoo 66. Teletypewriter (abbr.) CLUES DOWN

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

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

Aries, you have been living life in the fast lane, but this week you may need to apply the brakes. If you’re not careful, you could miss out on some exciting stuff. Taurus, someone you know may feel like he or she deserves something that you have. Do not validate any jealousy and take the higher road by not engaging the situation. Gemini, provide a steady and strong hand to keep someone you love on the right track. It may not be easy to be so supportive, but do what’s necessary to help a loved one. Cancer, although you are very persuasive this week, you should focus all of your attention on selling yourself to others in the workplace. This can make promotion imminent.

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. Foam 2. Tessera 3. Major ore source of lead 4. Directors 5. 9/11 Memorial architect 6. The goal space in ice hockey 7. The academic world 8. Standing roast 9. More (Spanish) 11. Gram molecule 13. Head of long hair 17. Cost, insurance and freight (abbr.) 19. Line of poetry 21. Originated from 24. One time only 26. A civil wrong 27. Female sheep 29. Bay Area Toll Authority 30. Afrikaans

Leo, you might sense that something isn’t quite right this week with a couple of people you know. Don’t be shy about asking questions to get to the bottom of the situation. Virgo, it can be difficult to believe the truth sometimes, especially when the news is not what you want to hear. Don’t let disagreements cloud common sense.

33. Hold a particular posture 34. South American Indian 35. Paying attention to 36. Wife of a maharaja 37. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 38. Central Br. province in India 39. 4th month (abbr.) 43. Grooved carpentry joint 44. Present formally 46. Skeletal muscle 47. -__, denotes past 48. Aba ____ Honeymoon 51. Young lady 53. Any of the Hindu sacred writing 54. Where Adam and Eve were placed 56. Promotional materials 57. Play a role 58. Arrived extinct


CLUES ACROSS 1. Film Music Guild 4. A rubberized raincoat 7. An upper limb 10. Wander 12. Biblical name for Syria 14. Former OSS 15. Norwegian capital 16. No. Am. Gamebird Assoc. 17. Taxis 18. Ancient Chinese weight unit 20. Third tonsil 22. Ancient Hebrew measure = 1.5 gal. 23. Piece of clothing 25. Overrefined, effeminate 28. Housing for electronics 31. Cut grass 32. Ghana’s capital 33. Prof. Inst. of Real Estate 34. Shares a predicament 39. Old World buffalo

Last week’s answers

Libra, mixing business and pleasure is not the right approach this week. Avoid starting new romantic relationships with someone in the office and focus on work. Scorpio, remember that risk may ultimately bring reward when considering an investment opportunity. With this in mind, you may want go out on a limb this week. Sagittarius, you are on a roll and you probably have no plans to slow down for anyone. Try to slow down and help others if you find yourself with some free time. Capricorn, honesty is the best policy but you do not always have to be so forthcoming with your opinions. Employ tact if you are asked for your opinions on certain issues. Even a minor disagreement could have you licking your wounds, Aquarius. Don’t use this week for sulking. Get back on the horse and dust yourself off. Pisces, avoid potentially sticky situations this week. It is better to defer to an expert even if it means making a financial investment.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue


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