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EMC news - The ability to see clearly is something the KanataHazeldean Lions Club is hoping to provide to all area children. The Glen Cairn-based club has been offering free, voluntary vision screening for children in grades 1, 5 and 8 at various local schools for the past two years. “We want to do as many schools as possible,” said club secretary Naomi Nakamura.

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Teaching a love of hockey

The ninth-annual Ottawa Senators initiation fun day was held on March 3 at the Bell Sensplex. The event aims to teach players aged four, five and six and their families the game of hockey. All participants, a total of 80 teams, received an Ottawa Senators champion’s medal at the end of the tournament.

Leisure centre closes – again

Councillor urges people to put memberships on hold March 18 to April 14 Laura Mueller

closes for four weeks for maintenance. The city initially rejected members’ requests to put their memberships on hold when the complex closes from March 18 to April 14 because members are

only allowed one hold per year and many used up that option when the centre was closed in December for two weeks for another round of unplanned maintenance. Kanata South Coun. Allan

Hubley now says members who fill out forms will be able to put their membership on hold while the Katimivik complex is shut down this spring.

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EMC news - A Kanata Catholic school teacher accused of having sex with a female student in 2010 has resigned as a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. The hearing for Mitchell Khalil Thomas went before the discipline committee of the Ontario College of Teachers on Thursday, Feb. 28. The committee authorized the withdrawal of the allegations of professional misconduct in exchange for Khalil’s resignation. Khalil also had to agree he would never seek a reinstatement of his certificate of qualification and registration, that he would never teach in any public or private school in the province that requires membership in the Ontario College of Teachers, and that he understood the Ontario College of Teachers has the option of reinstituting the proceedings should he breach any of the agreements. According to the decision, the Public Register will reflect his certificate will be “resigned-cancelled.” “On February 28, 2013, the member resigned his membership with the Ontario College of Teachers and has undertaken never to teach again or to seek reinstatement of his certificate of qualification and registration. The member resigned his membership while a disciplinary proceeding was pending,” according to the notation. Khalil was not in attendance for

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Users can request membership hold over phone or in person Continued from page 1

Users can fill out forms at the Kanata Leisure Centre or any other city recreation facility, or call the centre at 613-591-9283 to request a membership hold. Signs alerting people to the closure just went up at the Kanata Leisure Centre last week and Hubley’s office began receiving calls from people angry that some of their membership time will be wasted since they were denied a second hold period. The confusion was due to staff misinterpreting the city’s policy, said Dan Chenier, the city’s general manager of recreation and cultural services. As a rule, users can place their memberships on hold if they wish while a centre undergoes scheduled or unscheduled repairs and it won’t count towards their single discretionary hold period. “(Staff) got caught up in the ‘once-

a-year’ piece,” Chenier said. “We did talk to the staff about it.” Hubley said that policy needs to be airtight. “We shouldn’t be (rejecting hold requests) for times when we are closing the facility,” he said. “If we are doing closings, we should just automatically extend everyone’s membership.” Ideally, Hubley said people shouldn’t even have to fill out a form, but he’s not sure the city’s recreation system is able to handle that function. Chenier said an automatic hold would probably cause frustration for even more people, since many users will switch to another facility for the several weeks their normal complex is closed. “It would probably inconvenience more people than we’d be helping out,” Chenier said. But many of the people who use

the leisure centre are seniors who may have difficulty accessing a different complex, Hubley said. “It’s nice that you have the option if it’s convenient for you,” he said, “but we shouldn’t be expecting that.” The impact on the Kanata Leisure Centre is especially great this winter. While it normally closes for regular annual maintenance for three weeks each year, the complex will be closed for a total of six weeks between December of 2012 and this April. The spring repair work was already scheduled, Chenier said, but some work was so pressing the pool had to close over Christmas as well. Most of the repair work is minor, including inspecting and cleaning ceilings, sound buffers and windows; plumbing repairs to the pool’s filtration system; fixing floor drainage and tiles and repainting three fitness rooms.


The Kanata Leisure Centre will be closed from March 18 to April 14. Users can request their membership be postponed during that time. The councillor would prefer to see maintenance completed in the summer months when fewer people use the facility, but the city can’t delay

the scheduled spring closure for this year. He said he plans to push for future Kanata Leisure Centre maintenance to be done in the summer.


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EMC news - The Canada Day in Kanata committee is searching for a local group to open for this year’s headlining act Trooper at the July 1st celebration. Last year, more than 50 applications were received with 23 youth bands vying for the coveted opening slot. Local pop-rock band Keek was selected to open for Kim Mitchell. The five-piece ensemble played for a crowd of more than 30,000 people at Walter Baker Park. “It was awesome; it was definitely my favourite Canada Day,” said Conor Whitehead, who sings main vocals. “It was a riot playing that stage, being up there doing what we love.” The members of Keek – which include Nathan Pearce, Matt Belanger, Marek Luban, and Kyle “Willy” Williams – had the opportunity to chat with Kim Mitchell after last year’s show. “I grew up listening to his stuff so it was an honour to meet the man,” said Whitehead. He said the exposure from the gig helped the band become bet-

ter known in the city. “The exposure is awesome; it’s a great chance to really celebrate your country,” Whitehead said. “Every day after that for a couple weeks, and even up to now, I have people come up to me saying ‘I saw you on Canada Day.’” He said Diane McNulty, program director and stage manager, and the rest of the committee took great care of the band and the event was “really well organized.” “If anyone is really thinking about playing Canada Day … just go for it. Don’t hesitate,” said Whitehead. “It’s definitely worth it; it’s a lot of fun. I’d definitely do it again.” Diane McNulty, program director and stage manager for the Canada Day committee, said the hardest part of organizing the event is choosing an opening band. “The biggest problem we have when we do the call for bands is we have so much talent,” she said. “We’re constantly blown away by the submissions.” Playing the stage on Canada Day is a great experience for


bands because it gives them experience performing for a large crowd, said McNulty. It also showcases amazing local talent. “These are musicians from your own backyard,” she said, adding the committee is always blown away by the calibre of talent year after year. “It’s so difficult for us to choose which bands are going to perform at Canada Day.” The deadline for this year’s call for bands is April 26. Applications can be dropped off or mailed to “Kanata Canada Day Inc., c/o Diane McNulty, 38 Torcastle Way, Kanata, ON. K2L 2Y6.” Those invited to perform at the 2013 event will be notified by May 31. This year, applications will be

accepted from all solo artists and bands, but the opening number will go to a performer or group with artists age 24 and under. A panel of five judges will select the winning band or artist based on vocals, the arrangement and difficulty of the music, originality, execution, how well the music fits with the headline artist and the band or artist’s live performance dynamics. The headline artist has the final approval on all opening acts. “You have to perform your own material,” said McNulty, adding bands should keep in mind Canada Day is a familyfriendly event. For more information and to request an application, email diane@kanatahavenyouthcentre. com.

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Lions provide glasses to those in need The Lions Club is approved by both the Ottawa public and Catholic school boards, and the volunteers have completed appropriate training. On Feb. 20, volunteers tested 50 students at W.O. Mitchell Elementary School before the lunch hour. Eighty per cent of what children learn comes from their eyes and vision, according to the Lions Club screening program, and it’s estimated one in six children has a vision problem. During the 2011-12 school year, the club screened 248 students in four Kanata schools. They found 77 children with vision issues. “Eyes need to be tested,” said Nakamura. “It’s a community service (we’re providing).” The club is hoping more schools will come forward to request the vision screening. “We would be pleased to go to any school,” said Lions Club member and former Kanata South councillor Peggy Feltmate. “No child should be without glasses if they need them.” For families that can’t afford corrective glasses, the Lions may be able to provide assistance. With written parental permission, volunteers from the club test students with three comprehensive vision tests. If the child is unable to pass the testing, the Lions send a letter home to the parents recommending the student receive a complete eye and vision exam. The vision screening is not a complete eye exam by a doctor but it’s “designed to identify children who have trouble seeing things at a distance, up close or who have difficulty making both eyes work together,” according to the Lions report.

tests and glasses to people in two communities. Eighteen Lions from across Canada participated in two clinics, one in Corriverton, a small town on the Atlantic Ocean and the other in Orealla, a village on the Corentyne River. “In the team there were five optometrists, three opticians, two nurses ... and seven assisting volunteers, three of whom were born in Guyana,” said Tom in an email. “We brought with us approximately 3,000 pair of (used) glasses and eight cases of diagnostic equipment for the clinic.” The Lions examined more than 1,100 people in the first community and found 70 per cent were in need of glasses for both distance vision and for reading, said Tom. “While a very few might have been able to afford glasses on their own, the majority were simply too poor to consider glasses,” he added. “To purchase glasses in Guyana would cost the equivalent of three to four months of their annual income.” In the second village, the group had hoped to see 800 people, but only 450 came by foot or by boat during the three-day clinic. “This was partly due to the extreme weather we experience throughout the three days,” said Tom. “The Amerindian population was a much more healthy population ... However they were certainly in need of glasses with 80 per cent receiving corrective lenses.” Over the two week period, about 15 to 20 people left the clinics without glasses because there were no matches in the donated eye wear. “Their prescriptions were taken back to Canada so that appropriate glasses could be prepared and shipped back to Guyana at a later date,” said Tom. Since 1990, more than $415 mil-

lion has been raised and spent by Lions around the world for the vision programs. Over the past 20 years, the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club has collected, sorted and washed thousands of pairs of glasses for use in the eye care clinics, said Tom. “It is truly a humbling sight to see folks with severely impaired vision leave the clinic with confidence in their steps and with a huge smile on their faces.” The Lions Club is hosting an open house on April 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. The open house will detail JESSICA CUNHA/METROLAND the community works hosted by the Kanata Hazeldean Lions Club member and former Kanata South club. For more information, visit councillor Peggy Feltmate tests a student’s vision on Feb. 20. The Lions Club is offering free, voluntary eye tests at area schools.





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The Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, and in 1925 Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be “knights of the blind.” Since then, the clubs’ primary service goal is to reduce blindness and vision problems around the world. Aside from offering vision screenings, the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club collects used eye glasses and travels to remote and developing areas, providing testing and glasses to those who need them. “The Lions are known as knights of the blind,” said Nakamura. “This is a big part of what we do.” Kanata-Hazeldean Lions member Tom Feltmate recently spent two weeks in Guyana, providing vision



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The Mayor’s CiTy Builder award By Jim Watson At the beginning of each City Council meeting I have the opportunity to recognize an outstanding volunteer in our city with the Mayor’s City Builder Award. This is an award I created when I became Mayor in 2010 to celebrate those doing great volunteer work and inspire others to get involved in philanthropy as well. In the just over two years since the award has been in existence we have presented the City Builder Award to a wide variety of residents from all across Ottawa. From Hannah Hempinstall of Rideau Goulborn Ward,who at only 13 has raised tens of thousands of dollars for diabetes research, to Pierre Gauthier of Alta Vista Ward, whose work at Brewer Park has allowed its outdoor speed-skating oval to be one of the best in the province, Ottawa has an incredibly dedicated and giving population doing amazing things for our city. We are all privileged to live in this city and I am struck everyday

by the generosity of Ottawa’s residents. Despite the scope in age, causes, and activities that our City Builder Award recipients have spanned so far, one thing that is uniformly true is that they are humble people whose work is not for personal gain but rather for the betterment of their community and their fellow residents. I look forward to presenting the City Builder Award in the coming years to more deserving volunteers in our great city. They may not seek out the spotlight but recognizing the great work of these people is a small token of appreciation for what is often a life’s worth of giving back to our City. If you know someone who you would like to nominate for the Mayor’s City Builder Award please visit http://www. mayors-city-builder-award where you will find more information about the award and the nomination form.


The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association celebrates John Mlacak’s birthday during its annual general meeting on Feb. 27. Mlacak is the former reeve of March township and mayor of the former city of Kanata.

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EMC news - More than 20 Beaverbrook residents braved the snowy conditions on Wednesday, Feb. 27, to attend a community association meeting, but the head count wasn’t high enough to elect a new executive. The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association hosted its annual general meeting the night the city was walloped with 14 centimetres of snow but fell short of the 50 attendees needed to move forward with the elections. Those currently in office will continue to hold their position until a new date for the election is set. Attendees voted to suspend the meeting until the following month when a proper quorum is available to vote. APPEAL

Current president Gary Sealey and resident John Mlacak, former reeve of March township and mayor of the former city of Kanata, met with the Mor-

ley-Hoppner group on Feb. 28. The developer owns the land at 2 The Parkway, which received approval from the planning committee and city council to build a seven-storey building on the site of the former post office. The discussion was a “get-to-knowyou” meeting, said Sealey, about “how we can co-operate on creating something good and beautiful.” The association filed an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board to fight the city’s decision to rezone for a seven-storey building at 2 The Parkwa before the AGM because the deadline to submit passed a week before the Wednesday meeting. Sealey said the association expects to lose if they go forward with the OMB appeal but the final decision of whether to continue the fight or not is up to the association as a whole. “If we go to the OMB we are going to lose,” said Sealey. Even knowing it’s a lost cause, Sealey said they appealed the city’s decision because “In the minds of some it’s the right thing to do.”

But with the elections postponed, so too is the decision on whether to continue to fight the city’s decision to rezone. There is a chance new board members might not want to spend the time and money at the OMB. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson cautioned those at the Feb. 27 gathering against continuing the appeal. “The OMB cannot do what the community wants,” she said. “Going to the OMB now, you’re on your own” she added, saying the developer and the city agree on what has been put forward. The seven-story building falls within the guidelines of the city’s Official Plan, which is currently in the process of being updated. The average cost of the appeal process at the OMB is between $30,000 to $40,000 said Wilkinson, and could reach upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars. A few residents in attendance said they weren’t keen on going forward with the appeal.

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EMC news - Residents are invited to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of Russian Orthodox Lent with the annual Maslenitsa Carnival on March 10. St. Xenia of Petersburg Russian Orthodox Cathedral is hosting its annual bliny and winter festival from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the parish hall, located at 2 Colchester Square. “You’re going to have Sunday lunch, you may as well have it with a bunch of crazy Russians,� said parish member Vladimir Skok. “It’s unique and they’ll come away feeling like a Russian.� The Maslenitsa Carnival, meaning Butter Week, is similar to the Catholic tradition of Mardi Gras. “You’re being encouraged to consume all the foods you’ll give up,� said Skok, adding it also celebrates the end of winter. The beginning of the Russian Lenten season is March 18, with Easter in early May. “There’s lots of snow, it’s still cold, but you know spring is near.� BLINY BRUNCH

The bliny is similar to pancakes, and is served with caviar, smoked salmon,

other traditional fillings, flavoured vodka, coffee, Russian tea, sparkling wine and St. Petersburg beer. The blin is round and golden, symbolizing the sun and coming spring, as well as the resurrection of Christ. The festival is open to everyone, and to people of all denominations. Skok said the aim is to “share our culture with the broader community ‌ We’re giving them a physical taste.â€? There will be Russian Gypsy dancers, traditional music, sing-a-longs and a live and silent auction. “It will be very lively and festive,â€? said Skok. “It’s a food, music, culture event that’s tied to history, tied to tradition ‌ and is aligned with the church calendar.â€? One of the biggest draws is a live auction of a gourmet Russian dinner for a party of 10 at the winner’s house. Last year, the prize helped to raise $4,000. This year, funds raised will go to the Kanata Food Cupboard and will help the church continue its interior fresco artwork. Tickets for adults and students cost $35, and for children under 12 the cost is $20. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 613-225-5782 or 613-599-0904. For more information, visit

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St. Xenia of Petersburg Russian Orthodox Cathedral is hosting its annual Maslenitsa Carnival on March 10 to kick off the Lenten season and celebrate the end of winter. The Bliny Brunch will feature Gypsy dancers, music and traditional foods and drink.


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here’s a lot of uncertainty in these fragile economic times. People everywhere are scrambling to make ends meet or formulate plans to secure their financial futures. Back in the 1970s we were sold a fantasy; the dream of a leisure society where one of the biggest challenges faced by municipalities would be offering recreational services for workers enjoying reduced work weeks and seniors lazing comfortably, with time on the hands. A few decades later, we face a far different picture. We have very little to celebrate. Now, workers who carried the hope of

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UNEDIN, FL. – Every old-timer I know says that spring training is not what it used to be. What it used to be was a few fans sitting around in the sun, flamingos flying overhead, scouts smoking cigars while they check out The Kid, the players hanging over the fence talking to the fans and handing out autographs. It was a lazy and informal setting and every fan wanted to be part of it. Maybe it was never like that. Maybe the past was never as romantic as we think. But what today’s spring training is like is bound to suffer from the comparison. What it is like now, in Dunedin, Florida, in the unromantically named Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, is a large minor league park in any city, with lineups, parking problems, reserved seats and overpriced coffee. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, where the Toronto Blue Jays practice, reminds you quite a bit of Lynx Stadium in Ottawa, in the days when there used to be crowds. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium holds fewer people, but it’s a nice small park and the sightlines are about the same. Where the old-time spring training feel still plays out is in the easy-going nature of the fans, so pleased to be watching baseball again, so pleased to be out in the sunshine that that they can barely bring themselves to boo a bad call, so pleased to be out in the sunshine that even

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Kids can teach you about networking


BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse conflict. Sounds great, right? The dark side to this is that if we are naturally inclined to befriend people who look like us, share the same religion and politics and maybe even have common cultural backgrounds, we are not as open to befriending people of other cultures, religions and social classes. As a result, our opinions and beliefs are quite narrow because we continually look for people who support and affirm our long-held beliefs. Even darker perhaps is that children develop the tendency to discriminate as young as age six. It’s around this time they start to notice differences between themselves and other children. Have you observed that when your little boy was a pre-schooler he invited more girls to his birthday parties or played with whichever kid

happened to be at the park, regardless of skin colour, age or clothing? Yet, if you look at his current group of friends, are they -- and their families -- more like him and his family? Are they the same gender? Do they play the same sports? Do they worship at the same church? Probably. And chances are your own friends belong to that same, homogenous circle, too. There are obvious repercussions to this when it comes to creating policies designed to enhance diversity in workplaces, schools and society. At a more personal level, however, unless we reconcile this tendency to hang out with our own kind, we are also limiting our own ability to grow. It’s commonly known that stretching ourselves through new experiences -- travel, jobs, education -- is the only way to change and grow.


ave you ever watched a small child enter a new social situation? Perhaps it’s a playgroup or a local park. Depending on the child, she will likely take a while to play on the perimeter and observe the others, before picking someone to play beside. Eventually, the child will interact with the strangers, finding some point of common interest -- the same yellow shovel, a cute flower on both their dresses. She doesn’t mind if they’re boys or girls, black or white. She doesn’t ask about religion or politics. She just finds something in common and makes a new friend. It’s remarkable, really. And according to research on the science of networking, it’s something that adults should be emulating. The sad truth is that people instinctively gravitate toward people like themselves. This is the easiest way to form associations -- we know that people like us will share the same norms. And if they broadly share our opinions about the world, we won’t have to deal with too much

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Common ways of contracting bed bugs include: - Staying overnight in bed bug infested accommodations like hotels and shelters - Buying or using infested second-hand furniture - Picking up infested discarded items, such as items that someone has put to the curb for garbage pick-up - Living in a multi-unit housing complex that has a bed bug infestation It is important to take precautions when you are travelling or picking up discarded or used furniture.

Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs While Travelling

When travelling, inspect your hotel room for evidence of bed bugs before settling in. Look for live or dead bed bugs, eggs, small black spots (feces), or bed bug skins. • Pull back all bedding at the head of the bed, near the head board, to look for evidence of

bed bugs • Check the underside of the mattress tag • Check the seams of the mattress and the box spring • Examine the back of the head board • Never place luggage on the bed • Examine the luggage stand and place your bag on the stand away from the wall • Do not place your belongings in drawers • Use a flashlight to inspect the closet for evidence of bed bugs before hanging your clothes • Place your shoes in an open area, not under the bed or in the closet • If bed bug evidence is found, report to management and ask for another room When you return home: • Inspect luggage and contents before bringing it into your home • Upon returning to your home, immediately unpack luggage in a location other than the bed room (e.g. bathroom, garage, mud room or foyer) • Launder all clothing with hot water and dry on high heat for at least 30 minutes • A soft bag (e.g. duffel style bag) is an alternative to a hard sided suitcase as it can be placed in the dryer when you get home If you think you may have come in contact with bed bugs during your travels, it is very important to watch and check for signs of bed bugs. Look for signs of bed bugs in the following areas: • Bed frames, head board, mattresses, and box

springs • Chairs and couches • Under area rugs and along the edges of carpets • Behind baseboards

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The best way to deal with a bed bug problem is through an integrated pest management approach, which may include: vacuuming, reducing clutter, steam cleaning, sealing cracks and crevices, washing and drying clothes at high temperatures, and the use of a trustworthy professional pest control company. For more information, call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656) or email us at healthsante@ for more information. You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ottawahealth) and Facebook.

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Put your Best ’Food’ Forward March is Nutrition Month, Ottawa Public Health is focusing on helping you make the best choices by providing you with tips on how to plan, shop for, and cook healthy, delicious meals. At some point, most of us have resolved to eat healthier. Yet, when we get to the grocery store, many of us run into this: • endless aisles of packaged food; • many choices of fresh fruit and vegetables often make for hard decisions; • tempting aromas of the bakery wafts through the store; and • deli counter offers ready-to-eat meals. How does one filter through all of these options to find the best food, for the lowest price, that can be prepared quickly and easily?

Plan Planning meals and writing a grocery list is a great way to save time, money and effort when it comes to prepping meals and shopping for food. Start by planning your main meals for the week. Have you ever made a list of your family’s top ten favourite healthy meals? Having such a list will make meal planning a breeze. Perhaps you’re looking for new recipe ideas? EatRight Ontario’s My Menu Planner will help you create a personalized menu plan, complete with seasonal recipes and a shopping list. Shop When it comes to grocery shopping, reading labels and comparing products is key to making healthy food choices. If ever in doubt (or in a hurry), it’s easy to seek out beautiful colourful food that packs a crunch. If you can, shop for fresh produce whenever possible - you’d be surprised by the extra crunch local vegetables provide! Check out Foodland Ontario to see when your favourite vegetables and fruit are in season. Frozen vegetables and fruits are also a great option and can be just as nutritious as fresh ones, especially in the winter months Another food group that might surprise you with its satisfying crunch - grain products! Let your nose follow that tempting aroma to the bakery where you can find delicious whole grains. Lastly, don’t forget the outer aisles of the grocery store. This is where you will find lower fat 1% or skim milk and lean meats such as skinless chicken and extra-lean ground beef. These items may not be

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crunchy, but they are great tasting and good for you! Cook Most of us don’t have the time to cook from scratch anymore. Once you’re home and the groceries are unpacked and to speed up meal preparation, why not try using convenient food items like pre-cut and prewashed vegetables and fruit? To save even more time, try making larger amounts of food and plan to use leftovers for lunches and suppers the next day or throughout the remainder of the week. The extra ground beef could be used in tacos, on pizza or in pasta sauce. Thankfully, cooking from scratch doesn’t have to require lots of work or time in order to be healthy. Experiment to find meal preparation shortcuts that work best for you. Enjoy healthy eating throughout the month of March and beyond. Use these tips to plan, shop and cook your way to delicious, healthy meals for you and your family.

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Bed bugs are small insects that usually hide during the day and come out at night to bite human hosts. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and, because they hide in small spaces like cracks or crevices, are often very hard to find. As a result, you may have signs of a bed bug problem – bites around your face, neck, upper body, arms and hands that you notice after waking up from a night’s sleep – without having seen a bed bug for weeks. Bed bugs can be a nuisance, but it is important to know that they do not spread disease, nor do they fly or jump.

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Scout groups raising money with rain barrels Sale will help fund trips and equipment Jessica Cunha

EMC news - Three Kanata Scout groups are raising money for various initiatives by selling rain barrels. The 1st, 3rd and 7th Kanata Scouts are selling the rain collectors, to be picked up on May 11, as fundraisers for trips and equipment. “It fits into our program,” said Jan

Stodola, a leader with the 7th Kanata Scouts, based out of the Briarbrook, Brookside and Morgan’s Grant area. Part of the scouting program, which includes Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers, is learning how to be environmentally friendly and the rain barrels are a great way to divert rain water to nourish gardens. “The other thing that’s great about this is the children are learning about marketing,” said Sandra Redshaw, a leader with the 3rd Kanata Scouts based in Bridlewood. “It’s a really wonderful opportunity.” Peter Smith, a leader with the 1st Kanata Scouts, said his group will

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use the funds raised for a five-day canoe trip down the Rideau Canal in July, and for Venturers to canoe and camp in Algonquin Park for a week in August. “The trip along the Rideau Canal will provide numerous opportunities for a bit of regional education and fun activities,” said Smith. “The Venturer company is canoeing in Algonquin Park and conducting a survival camp.” Last year, the 1st Kanata Scouts raised money for an Arctic expedition on Baffin Island. Redshaw said her troop is looking at a trip to Powell River, B.C., or Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario. Stodola added his group will use the funds raised to purchase new equipment. “We need new tents,” he said, adding they also need lightweight stoves, flag stands and poles. “The main focus of our fundraiser is for gear.” The money will also help send Scouts to the annual Canadian Jamboree, an event that brings together Scouts from across the country and around the world, which is being held in Sylvan Lake, Alta. in July. RESERVE

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Three Kanata Scout groups are raising money for various initiatives by selling rain barrels. The funds will be used for various trips and equipment. • To donate to the 1st Kanata Scouts, visit 1stkanatascouts to reserve your barrel. The rain barrels ordered through the 1st Kanata Scouts will be available to pick up on May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Beaverbrook Mall, 2 Beaverbrook Rd. • To donate to the 3rd Kanata Scouts, reserve your barrel at The barrels ordered through the 3rd Kanata Scouts will be available for pickup

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EMC news - A new workshop is offering suicide intervention training for adults who work around youth. The Kanata Haven Youth Centre is hosting the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a two-day workshop offered through LivingWorks, to provide adults and caregivers the opportunity to learn how to help someone at risk. “This is for coaches, anyone that’s a leader or works with youth or anyone that’s interested,” said Diane McNulty, program director at the Haven. “This would be good for ... anyone working around youth and the vulnerable sector.” LivingWorks grew out of a need for a foundation workshop in suicide first aid due to “a lack of adequate suicide intervention gatekeeper training among both community helpers and clinical professionals,” according to the website. McNulty has taken the course herself. “What you learn is invaluable,” she said. “It’s a really, really good workshop.” The ASIST workshop fits in to the Haven’s Not Alone! project, an initiative to educate people about mental health and suicide. The program is also a support service for youth in the Kanata area who may be dealing with mental health issues or thoughts

of suicide. “It puts the power back in the community,” said McNulty The training teaches leaders how to spot the signs, as well as what to do if someone approaches them about suicidal thoughts and how to connect them to available resources. “This will teach you exactly what to do,” said McNulty. Similar to first-aid training, the ASIST workshop will create simulations of real-life situations. There are only 15 spots available for the hands-on workshop. March 28 is the deadline to register and those who attend must be available both April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The training will be held at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. The cost is $180 per person and includes an intervention handbook, certificate and lunch. “It’s a small, intimate workshop,” said McNulty, adding depending on the community response the Haven hopes to host more training sessions in the future. For more information or to register, email, and for details on the training, visit

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EMC entertainment - Art lovers will have the opportunity to see where the magic happens during the 22nd annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour this May. Ten artists – two of them new to the weekend event – will open their homes and studios to the public, putting their passions on display. Karl Kischel, Beulah McLellan, Susan Goold, Judi Miller, Margaret (Peggy) Hughes, Elizabeth Potvin, David Farrar, Violeta Borisonik, Rosemary Randell and Janis Miller Hall will all be showing off their works, which range from colourful watercolours to abstract mixed-media pieces. And in a new twist this year, three guest artists – Amie Talbot, RicharD Murphy, and Susan Ukkola – will also

be participating. “There are lots of exciting new departures from the norm,” said Potvin, who has been involved with the tour since it began. “We decided it was time to spice it up a little bit.” After 21 years of following a similar format, this year “is a chance to do something different,” she added. “It’s certainly punched up, revitalized.” For McLellan, everything is new; it’s her first time participating in the tour as one of the feature artists. “I’ve been on the tour before and there was an opening,” she said. “A couple of people suggested I join.” The encaustic artist works primarily with hot wax to create pieces full of colour and texture. “People are always surprised about the medium,” she said, adding one of the most frequent questions she gets is

“Can I touch it?” to which the answer is usually a yes. McLellan said she’s looking forward to inviting people into her home. “I’m excited about what people will think,” said McLellan. “It’s a very personal thing to expose what you do to the public.” “We love Beulah’s work,” added Potvin. “It’s an exciting new element.” Back for a second time is Farrar – a specialist in heraldic art, the illustrating of coats of arms, and a landscape artist. Farrar, originally from Britain, designed the coat of arms on all Canadian dollar bills and enjoys capturing the scenery of rural Kanata and West Carleton on canvas with oils and watercolours. He said his favourite aspect of the tour is meeting people in the community and having the chance to really get to know others he wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to talk to. “I know my pharmacist now,” he said. “It makes a real sense of community.” Farrar, who was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal earlier this year, will be sponsoring guest artist Talbot – who works primarily with coloured pencils – in his home studio. “It’s a little bit humbling when people connect (with your art),” he said. FAMILY-FRIENDLY

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Kanata Lakes resident Potvin said the highlight of the event for many of the artists is interacting with the children who accompany their parents on the tour. “Something we all enjoy is when families bring children around,” Potvin said, adding it’s an opportunity to introduce youth to the beauty and originality of artwork. “It’s a chance to view original artwork in a home setting that’s not intimidating. It’s a great opportunity for people to enjoy art.” Last year, Potvin said she had more than 500 people visit her studio over the weekend and she is hoping even more will venture out this year. “When we’re working, we work in isolation,” said the watercolour artist. “It’s nice to be able to spread our wings and share what we do.” With a market saturated with massproduced art and imitation pieces, the Kanata Artists Studio Tour gives the public the opportunity to view oneof-a-kind paintings, photographs and other mediums. “Original artwork is just that, it’s original,” said Potvin. The studio tour takes place the first weekend in May: on May 3 from 5 to 9 p.m., and May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit, email or call 613-592-0508.

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Goodkey. They laid the foundation for the current version of the event,” said O’Reilly. This year the run netted in excess of $1,000, which goes toward the upkeep and programs at the Legion branch. A total of 92 riders registered. “Without the assistance of all of the volunteers at the Legion, Treasurer Eleanor Crawley in particular, the day would not have been possible. Thanks also go to Jeff Campbell, who is my contact person in Quyon and a big booster in the Pontiac region. Jeff won Best of Show last year with one of his family’s Polaris’.” Trophies for various prize categories were sponsored by City of Ottawa Ward 5 Councilor Eli ElChantiry. “We are most grateful for his support and he was along on the ride.”


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City offers cash to civic-minded software developers Residents can submit ideas for second Apps4Ottawa contest until March 10 Laura Mueller

EMC news - Civic-minded software developers can cash in from across the country with the second edition of the App 4Ottawa contest. There is less money available this time around, but a total of $38,000 entirely sponsored by private companies will be available for tech-savvy Canadians who can take the city’s open data and turn it into a useful application for Ottawa residents. The first iteration of the contest in 2010 offered $50,000 in prize money, but it was all funded by the city. Categories this year include: On the Move, Having Fun, Your City

and a new category for data analysis and visualization. Developers can draw on the 63 data sets and 121 data files on that provide information on everything from childcare facilities to garbage schedules. While techies stand to win money from the contest, Ottawa residents will see a great benefit in the form of useful new applications that make their lives easier and help them take advantage of city services, said IT subcommittee chairman, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney. “It is a platform for citizens and developers to connect and innovate,” he said. Before IT wizards get to work developing applications for the web

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Making friends with the veterinarian EMC lifestyle - Taking your pet to the vet can be a trying experience. Some pets will find it traumatic, but it’s critical to keeping your pet healthy and catching potential problems early on. Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider, provides advice on finding the right vet and the importance of preventive care. “The best advice I can give is to get your dog or cat used to going to the vet when they are young,” says Randy Valpy, the top dog at Pets Plus Us. “Another great tip is to ask your friends and family for a referral.” When you take your pet to the vet, it’s a good idea to write down your questions ahead of time. If this is the annual visit, your vet will examine their eyes, teeth, and ears; will check their coat and skin for bumps and sores; and will listen to the heart and weigh them. The vet will likely also perform a musculoskeletal exam. “We believe that every dog and cat benefits from annual vet checkups, vaccinations and dental care,” Valpy continued. “An annual trip to the vet is still the most effective way to keep your pet healthy and, in some cases, can help avoid emergency medical care.” When you are taking your dog or cat to the vet, it’s a good idea to bring some treats or toys for them, particularly if they are anxious, Valpy said. You’ll also want to have a leash handy to keep your pet close to you. If your dog barks or bites, you’ll want to have them in a muzzle. You’ll also want to bring your insurance card if you have pet insurance. Visit www. for more info. News Canada




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My brother Earl wanted everyone to know he was giving up whittling. Audrey thought it had to be something you ate, so Earl switched to turnips churn -- before that it was as white as the driven snow. She was going through her religious phase and Audrey fell right in with Mother’s orders that we five children think long and hard at what we could give up in the name

of Lent. My brother Earl wanted everyone to know he was giving up whittling. Audrey thought it had to be something you ate, so Earl switched to turnips. Emerson, who said he was giving up pie, lasted one meal, so he switched to gum. His chances of getting a package of gum were pretty slim back in the 30s, so that wasn’t much of sacrifice for Emerson. Everett loved dill pickles and he told everyone within earshot he wouldn’t be taking another dill until Mother told him Lent was over. Now, I loved my food. I ate every meal as if it was my last one on earth. I hated head cheese and blood pudding, but this time of year our supply of both had pretty well run out. I had no idea what I could give up that wouldn’t seriously

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EMC news - Thank you to the many Bridlewood residents who have shown their support for the Bridlewood Community Association by purchasing their 2013 family membership. The low $10 fee not only helps us to put on our many sports and social activities but also helps us to invest in our community by supporting local schools, funding projects and finding new opportunities to bring people together. Supporting members are also invited to attend our March Break family movie night, register their children for spring sports and celebrated at our annual member and volunteer appreciation barbecue. The more supporting members we have, the stronger our voice with the City and Developers. Contact Margaret at or visit our website at www. for more information on what we do and how to become a member. There are still a few spots open for our popular spring sports program. Please contact Laura at springsports@ to find out more. All supporting members are invited to bring their families to our fourth annual March Break movie night on March 12 at the Eva James Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm. This free event includes popcorn, snacks and door prizes and the movie will be “Wreck It Ralph”. RSVP to and please include the number of adults and children who will be attending. Please note that there are no outdoor shoes allowed in the gym and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The next BCA meeting will be held on March 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the Bill Morgan Room of the Eva James Community Centre. Agenda items will include committee updates and Coun. Hubley’s report. Our guest speaker will be Linda O’Neill from the Canadian Mental Health Association who will talk about “Good Mental Health, Stress and Depression”. Please contact Margaret at pres@bridlewood. ca to find out more. Mark your calendars, because the April 16 meeting will feature guest speakers from the city’s parks and recreation department. They will talk about the parks in Bridlewood, how they were designed and if there are any changes or upgrades planned for any parks. We will also be launching a new survey to help the BCA determine how residents feel about our parks and facilities and what they would like to see in the future.


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Magician aims to play with minds at new show Raffle to be drawn to help raise money for charity Michelle Nash

EMC entertainment - Local illusionist and hypnotist Jaymes White is looking forward to playing with his audiences’ minds at his next show at the Arts Court. Paradox, as the show is called, will be a magical night of mind reading and hypnotism on March 9. White, who has been a magician since age six, is looking forward to this new show in particular. “I have been working on this show for two years,” White said. “The cool thing about this show is that the audience is part of the show, with anyone from the audience having the chance to participate.” Written by White and some friends, Paradox is a play on the mind, with a focus on the audience members, he said. He will combine hypnotism and showmanship to make what he calls crazy effects to wow the audience.


Jaymes White will be playing with peoples minds on March 9. The hypnotist, illusionist and magician will perform his new show Paradox at the Arts Court. Those who have the opportunity to go on stage will be chosen randomly by White, who will do so by tossing a small voodoo doll named Freddy into the crowd. This is to ensure he plays no part in choosing his participants. White could then do a number of different tricks, such as getting a participant to think the way he wants them to, connect their mind with that of another participant or performing magic tricks.

“It’s all about creating the impossible and making people believe,” he said. White got his start in magic through books he checked out from the local libraries. Ever since, he said he’s turned into a perfectionist, spending many nights practicing his craft. In fact, the recent Carleton University graduate obtained a psychology degree so he could better understand how the mind works -- all to help bend reality and people’s per-

ceptions even further. “It’s all about getting into people’s mind and finding out ways to influence people to think of something I want them to,” White said. He would eventually like to take his show on the road, something that is getting closer to reality. He is currently in talks with several Canadian colleges and is hoping to organize a campus tour for this fall. The March 9 show is sold out, but those who do not have tickets needn’t worry, as White promises another show will take place sooner, rather than later, citing the fact this show sold out so quickly. “It was crazy, it sold out in three days,” he said. “I didn’t know it was going to go as fast as it did.” The event is part of the magician’s ongoing efforts to help raise money for various causes. The evening will consist of selling raffle tickets, with prizes supplied by White’s sponsors and at the end of the performance he will raffle off Freddy to one lucky audience member. Visit for more information about the magician and to find information about upcoming shows.

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Brighten up your winter meals with fresh citrus fruits EMC lifestyle - It may be cold and bleak outside, but your meals don’t have to be. Preparing meals with a sweet splash of citrus not only adds flavour, but also nutrients that can help energize you during the dreary months. “While many fresh fruits and vegetables are out of season in winter, Florida grapefruit is at its peak,” says registered dietitian Lydia Knorr. “Citrus fruit and juices have tremendous flavour, provide your body with a natural boost in energy and are an excellent source of vitamin C.” As a flavour agent and source of essential nutrients, citrus can bring sunshine to any meal. This recipe incorporates citrus fruit and juice for a Thai chicken and grapefruit noodle salad. INGREDIENTS

• 375 g (12 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced • 45 ml (3 tbsp) canola oil, divided • 30 ml (2 tbsp) grapefruit juice • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Thai red curry paste • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated fresh ginger, divided • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fish sauce • 15 ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) granulated sugar

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Combine chicken with 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the canola oil, grapefruit juice, curry paste and 10 ml (2 tsp) of the ginger. Coat evenly and set aside. In a bowl, whisk the remaining oil, ginger, fish sauce, vinegar and sugar. Set aside. Cook the noodles for two minutes, then drain, rinse and place them in bowl. Add the grapefruit, red pepper, bean sprouts, peanuts and green onion. Drizzle with dressing, toss well and set aside. In a skillet over medium-high heat, stir fry chicken for about eight minutes, until it is no longer pink. Spoon over noodles and toss. Sprinkle with mint before serving. Makes four servings.

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EMC news - Organizers are promising a diverse musical experience for this year’s RBC Bluesfest, with booked performers designed to appeal to fans across a wide musical spectrum. The Bluesfest 2013 lineup was announced Feb. 27 amid great anticipation as well as speculation after last year’s festival garnered criticism for its inclusion of what some concert-goers thought was too many electronic acts and too few blues acts. Organizers clearly hoped to change that impression with a something-for-everyone lineup, which includes popular indie/alternative acts like fun., Tegan and Sara, Alex Clare, Mother Mother, Passion Pit and Weezer, along with classic rock acts like Rush, The Tragically Hip and Grand Funk Railroad. Electronic fans can still look forward to seeing Skrillex, while blues fans can anticipate a performance by blues legend B.B. King. Even eccentric Icelandic singer Bjork is on the bill. In total, more than 2,500

musicians will be featured on six stages located at Lebreton Flats – five outdoors and one 250-seat indoor theatre “We consider this year’s line-up to be one of the best of any across North America. It reaches out to a wide-ranging demographic with cutting edge performances as well as festival favourites,” said programming director Mark Mo-

nahan in a media release. Now in its 20th year, Bluesfest will run over 10 days, starting July 4 and wrapping up July 14. The theme will be “Take Me to the River” and organizers plan to make further announcements regarding confirmed performers in the coming weeks. The festival generates tens of millions of dollars worth of

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Local rock band The Bushpilots, led by Manotick resident Rob Bennett, left, performed at Bluesfest last July. This year’s lineup includes Rush, The Tragically Hip and Grand Funk Railroad.

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EMC sports - It’s 9 a.m. on a Friday morning at the Bell Sensplex and Barb Gray waits anxiously in the hallway of the Bell Sensplex. In less than half an hour she and her Freedom 55 Financial teammates will play their first game in the Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament, sharing the ice with Canadian Women’s Hockey League players Haley Irwin and Carolyne Prevost. This is Gray’s second year competing in the charity hockey tournament. “I played last year. It was probably one of the best experiences in hockey in the 10-plus years I’ve played recreational hockey,” she said. “It was a real treat to share the locker room on the ice with two women hockey pros: Caroline Ouellette and Anne-Sophie Bettez.” The players were all treated like professionals as soon as they showed up at the rink, said Gray, with tournament volunteers collecting their equipment bags at the front doors and all participants receiving professionallystitched jerseys. It was also nice to know the money raised at the tournament would help some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens, with the funds going to the Ottawa Mission and Ottawa Innercity Ministries, she said. “It was very worthwhile to get an in-depth understanding of the needs of the community,” Gray said. Amanda Shaw, a defenceman with the CWHL Toronto Furies, greeted participants at the door of the Sensplex for the March 1 tournament, helping organizers with registration. “I was part of the very first (Hockey Helps the Homeless) women’s event,

which was in Toronto,” she said. “It’s an amazing cause.” The tournament helps educate people about some of the causes of homelessness, such as mental illness and abusive home environments, she added. “I think it’s really important to get the word out about homelessness in the community.”

cause of a lack of interest from participants and volunteers. But interest in the tournament picked up after the media reported on the charity’s organizing problems, with several volunteers stepping forward, including Kanata’s Dave Edgecomb, co-chairman of last year’s event. This year’s co-chairperson is Judy Thompson, a former chairwoman of the HOPE volleyball charity tournament and several other charities. Thompson said she decided to volunteer when she heard about the tournament’s organizing difficulties in the media. Thompson and co-chairman Mike Coughlin headed up a team of eight core volunteers to organize the tournament and 25 event-day volunteers. This year’s tournament is expected to raise more than $110,000, said Thompson. The final numbers weren’t immediately available. Most of the money is collected through registration fees and individual fundraising, with a smaller amount coming from corporate sponsorship. “We’re certainly over the $100,000 mark,” she said. “It’s a great day for a great cause.” Organizers were hoping to raise $150,000 at this year’s event, with the money going to support the Ottawa Mission and Ottawa Innercity Ministries. Last year’s tournament raised $106,000. Almost 8,000 people used Ottawa shelters in 2011, said Ken MacLaren, executive director of Ottawa Innercity Ministries. Organizers of the tournament estimate there are between 150,000 and 300,000 homeless people in Canada, with children and young families comprising a growing segment of the homeless population. “It’s going up,” he said. “There’s

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Hockey Helps the Homeless is an annual event played in major cities across Canada. It allows hockey enthusiasts to play three games on a team with National Hockey League and CWHL alumni, such as former Ottawa Senators Laurie Boschman and Brad Marsh. Eight men’s teams and six women’s teams suited up for the third-annual Ottawa tournament. For a $150 registration fee, participants received a team jersey with their name on the back and an invitation to a dinner and a silent auction. In addition, every participant was expected to fundraise a minimum of $150. Every year, the event raises between $150,000 to $200,000 in each of the participating cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, with 35 per cent of the money used to pay cost of running the tournaments. At the Ottawa tournament, each team played three games with a championship final at the end of the day for both the men’s and women’s sides. The event also featured a game between the NHL alumni versus the CWHL pros. The Ottawa tournament almost didn’t happen last year. Organizers were forced to postpone the event be-

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Team 1200 player Ryan Bayford tries to clear the front of his crease as Ottawa Innercity Ministries forward Jim McGee looks on during the teams’ first game of the Hockey Helps the Homeless charity tournament at the Bell Sensplex on March 1. been an increase in the number of youth, the number of children and the number of single-parent families. I think the economy has something to do with it.” Ottawa Innercity Ministries received $8,000 last year from the tournament, using the money for its Passion for Youth art program. A group of 20 youth – many with experience living on the street – participated in the program and their work was put on display at an art show and auction. “We’re looking to build self esteem in kids,” said MacLaren. “We also work with them with volunteer mentors.” The mentors help the youth par-

ticipants realize personal goals such as completing high school or getting a job. The Ottawa Mission used its share of the funds raised by last year’s tournament for its food services training program, buying classroom supplies and textbooks. Hockey Helps the Homeless also raises awareness about the problem of homelessness in Ottawa, said Shirley Roy, a spokesperson for the Ottawa Mission. “It draws in people who might not come down to the shelter,” she said. “Hockey Helps the Homeless is a great community event to educate people about some of the issues surrounding homelessness.”

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Snowboarder aims for top-3 finish at worlds Blair Edwards


Picking up the pucks From left, Tana, Calais and Kayla donated 77 pucks to the Kanata Girls Hockey Association’s equipment drive. The drive is being held to promote girls hockey in northern Quebec, and is still ongoing. Anyone wishing to donate can contact Lisa Zannese at

Public meeting for Kanata North environmental studies Monday, March 18 6:30 to 9 p.m. (Presentation at 7 p.m.) Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata

EMC sports - A Bridlewood woman is looking to improve on her top-10 finish at last year’s junior world snowboarding championship. “I’m hoping to get top-three this year, that’s my goal,” said Natalie Allport, who placed ninth in last year’s competition, first among Canadian women. This year’s junior world championship is being held in Erzurum, Turkey from March 4 to 10. She headed into the competition fresh off an injury to her heel suffered in a world cup competition in January, which didn’t allow her to train for the past month. “Hopefully it will come back to me quickly and I can get a podium result,” she said. Allport has a busy month ahead of her: after finishing the junior worlds, the 19-year-old plans to head for Calgary, where she will compete in the Snow Crown - Canadian Snowboard Championships from March 10 to 17. But the biggest competition is five years down the road, she said. “My main long-term goal is to be on the podium in 2018,” said Allport, who hopes to compete in the slopestyle competition – a course of snowboard obstacles such as jumps and rails – at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Slope snowboarding will make its debut in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “I think it’s a challenge,” she said. “It takes a lot of work to master different tricks and different runs. It’s a bit of an adrenaline thing. You’re doing 60-foot jumps, so it’s an extreme sport.” The International Olympic Committee’s executive board announced in February the addition of ski and snowboard slopestyle to the Winter Olympics starting in 2014. Slopestyle contestants are judged on style, the difficulty of the tricks and the overall flow in the run. Allport has a long and expensive road ahead

Natalie Allport of her – she estimates it costs between $10,000 to $20,000 a year on travel, training and on competition fees, money earned working full time over the summer and collected from sponsors and government grants. Allport took up the sport of snowboarding eight years ago at a “small hill” at Mount Pakenham. She now trains with the Simple Snowboarding team in Barrie, Ont. “I started taking things more seriously, (entering) more competitions,” she said. When she’s not on the slopes, Allport can be found in the classroom at Algonquin College, where she is a part-time student in a three-year business administration program, majoring in marketing. “Once I can no longer be a professional snowboarder, I would like to be a sport agent, maybe even have my agency,” she said. For more information about Allport visit the website With files from Jessica Cunha

City staff will present information on two environmental studies:

Blanding’s Turtle Conservation Needs Assessment: This study documents the current status of the Blanding’s Turtle in the South March Highlands and outlines the number and distribution of Blanding’s turtles in the area, identifies threats to the population, and assesses conservation needs. Staff will also be available to answer questions and receive comments. Contact the personnel listed below, if you require more information or if you would like to add your name to the mailing list for either or both of these studies. Shirley’s Brook and Watt’s Creek Stormwater Management Study Darlene Conway, P. Eng. Senior Project Manager 110 Laurier Avenue West, 3rd Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 613-580-2424 ext. 27611 E-mail: Blanding’s Turtle Conservation Needs Assessment Nick Stow, Planner III 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 613-580-2424 ext. 13000 E-mail : R0011954321-0307

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Kanata baseball to host junior provincials Registration is open until April 19 for Little League Jessica Cunha

EMC sports - The Kanata Little League Baseball Association has an exciting 2013 season planned and will host the junior provincial tournament in July this year. As host, Kanata will automatically be entered into the tournament. “The provincials are big,” said association president Paul O’Kane. “It’s an honour to be chosen (as host).” The winner of the tournament will advance to the Canadian Championship, to be held in Lethbridge, Alta. “These are the best junior-age kids in Ontario that will participate,” said O’Kane. The Kanata junior team will be chosen in June, he added. Right now, he said the committee is working hard to ensure everything runs smoothly and is currently looking for sponsors for the event. The senior district tournament will also be hosted by Kanata, as will the annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament. “It’s a hundred per cent non-profit tournament with all proceeds going

to CHEO,” said O’Kane. “We host teams from all over Ontario, Quebec and the eastern United States.” The baseball tournament began in 1996 in memory of 11-year-old Scott Tokessy. Three days shy of his birthday, he hit a home run during a game and collapsed in the dugout from an irregular heartbeat. With numerous tournaments being hosted in Kanata, the association is looking for volunteers to help co-ordinate the events. “Our volunteer force is going to be very, very busy,” he said. “They’re the bread and butter of making Kanata baseball successful.” Anyone can volunteer, said O’Kane, adding high school students can receive volunteer hours. “We will never turn a kid away, but the more our numbers grow, the more help we will need.” REGISTRATION

Registration for the Kanata Little League Baseball Association’s 2013 season is currently underway. Early registration for a deduction in fees must be completed by March 18. The final date for in-person registration is March 22 at the Bell Sensplex, from 5 to 8 p.m. with the final date to register set for April 19. Currently, there are 506 players registered, with a projected growth

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to 545 this year, said O’Kane. The association, which offers programs for youth ages four to 19, covers the Kanata, Stittsville, Richmond and Munster Hamlet areas, and recently added two areas from West Carleton this year. “We have acquired two small new areas around the Carp and Dunrobin area,” said O’Kane. The spring baseball season begins in May and ends in June, with competitive programs taking place in the summer. The association hosts its annual Pitch, Hit & Run competition in May, and is open to competitors ages six to 18 at all skill levels. And for the first time in years, the association has a full executive, which is made up entirely of volunteers: • President: Paul O’Kane • Vice-president of house: Jeff Dever • Vice-president of summer and competitive programs: Mark Bradley • Vice-president of player development: Dan Kyle • Registrar: Lynnette Weatherall • Secretary: Kristin Kyle • Treasurer: Mark McConnell “These people are amazing,” said O’Kane. “The time they put in is fantastic. For more information, to register or volunteer, visit


Finale finish One of the skaters from Ice Lightning, a Port Carling synchronized skating team competes for a medal standing in the pre-novice level at the 2013 Eastern Ontario SynchroSkate Competition at the Nepean Sportsplex on March 2. Three Ottawa skating clubs participated in the event, the National Ice Caps, March Kanata and Gloucester.

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Ottawa women’s hockey team to don Livestrong colours Brier Dodge

EMC sports - A month after head coach Dan Church’s father passed away from cancer, the national women’s hockey team announced they would don yellow and black for their first game of the world championships in Ottawa. The Livestrong jersey celebrates a cancer charity, Livestrong, started by cyclist Lance Armstrong. Agosta said the team was quick to embrace the third jersey, because everyone has been affected by cancer at some point, not just Church. “I think we’re doing something for everybody who has lost somebody whose near and dear to them,” she said. “When we found out about it, we were very excited to hop on board. It’s going to make the atmosophere that much better.” She also said she’s excited to be coming back to Ot-


From left, national team hockey players Gillian Apps, Meghan Agosta, Jayna Hefford and Tessa Bonhomme show off the yellow and black Livestrong jerseys that Team Canada will wear in their first game of the world championships in Ottawa in April. They unveiled the jerseys at Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre on Feb. 27. tawa, which she described as “hockey city” after playing at Scotiabank Place in 2010. She thinks Ottawa will break records again, after setting a women’s hockey game attendance record after 16,347 fans

came out to watch Canada play the U.S.A. on Jan. 1, 2010. The women’s world hockey championships get underway in under a month, with the first preliminary round games kicking off on April 2.

For the first game of the women’s world hockey championships on April 2, the special third jersey will be worn. “Hockey Canada has changed colours of jerseys before, but they’ve never changed

the colour of the logo, so this is a very special time,” said player Meghan Agosta. Agosta, along with teammates Gillian Apps, Jayna Hefford and Tessa Bonhomme were at SportChek at Place

d’Orléans Shopping Centre on Feb. 27 to unveil the jerseys. Livestrong Foundation president and CEO Doug Ulman was in Ottawa for the presentation, and highlighted one of the programs that Livestrong funds, called cancer transitions. He said the transition program helps cancer survivors “find the new normal” after they finish treatment. “As a cancer survivor myself, I can tell you the impact these programs have,” he said. Church said that besides losing his father, he had a player at York University diagnosed with cancer just over a week into the season. “She said to me, “Coach, I can’t play this year, I’ve just been diagnosed with cancer.’ She’s a cancer survivor, won her battle,” he said. “The grace and dignity she had during her fight with cancer had … a strong impact on me (and) all the athletes that she played with for many years.”

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Soccer enthusiasts decide to go with the Ottawa Fury FC Eddie Rwema

EMC sports – Ottawa’s North American Soccer League franchise will be called the Ottawa Fury FC, owners announced during a press conference on Feb. 25 at Algonquin College. The decision follows a teamnaming contest that generated more than 4,000 suggestions. Club president and owner John Pugh said they saw no reason of changing the name that is already associated with success. “After so much deliberation, we decided that no name surpassed that of the Fury, which already associates Ottawa across Canada and the United States with the winning culture, success on the field, stability off the field and an attractive brand of soccer,” he said amid cheers from fans who waited eagerly for the announcement. The only change imbedded in the name is FC, for football club. “Football is the name of the world’s game and yes, we are a football club,” said Pugh The franchise will commence league play in 2014 after the major stadium reconstruction project at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park is completed.


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and be part of it,” he said. “The next 12 months will prove very exciting as we continue to build the Ottawa Fury FC franchise.” NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson said the hard work that has been put into the project will ensure success both on and off of the field for many years to come. “We are very proud as part of the NASL to have Ottawa part of this league and we are looking forward to working together with the community and the club to create a lot of excitement and a lot of passion in the city,” he said. Peterson said the NASL has grown to 12 teams including Ottawa. “Everyone is working very hard and is excited about the momentum we are generating throughout North America and we are very optimistic about the future of the league and about our future here,” he said. He said they expect more than 800,000 people to attend the NASL games in 2014 once new teams are onboard. Indianapolis and Virginia will join in 2014. “We continue to see growth and excitement and we expect to see Ottawa be part of that,” said Peterson. Pugh also announced that the Ot-

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gridiron this spring when a new flag football league starts up at Carleton University. The Canadian Football Institute is organizing the 5 on 5 Youth Flag Football program, which will start up on May 25. Scott Endicott, the institute’s president, said it is for youth looking to become more familiar with the rules of the game. “The biggest thing about the program is that its non-competitive,” he said. It’s all about having fun.” The sessions will run every Saturday for two hours, with a half hour practice before the games. The teams are coached by volunteers and the league is also looking for parents to help out with the teams. The program will cost $250 for the season, which lasts for five weeks, but the price ensures each child will have a chance to play every position in the weekly games, he said. The institute hopes this program, which also runs in other cities, will help to raise the game’s profile in Canada. Registration is now open. Visit for more information.

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Winter running: be prepared Janik Shannon

EMC sports - For those living in the nation’s capital, running during the winter season can prove to be a dangerous feat. With temperatures dropping down to almost 40-below, it’s no wonder we hear about slips and falls causing grave injuries. Judy Thomson, store manager at

the Orléans Running Room, says the biggest cause of injury during winter running is people falling on ice. This can lead to twisted ankles, broken wrists or banged up elbows. Although adapting from summer running to winter running seems terrifying to those new to it, it’s a transition that can be made easier with the help of a few accessories and layers. “A lot of people have to look in

(their) closet because you might already have something for downhill skiing, skating on the canal or for Winterlude,” said Thomson. The most important apparel needed is a breathable base layer along with a windbreaker jacket, gloves or mitts, a tuque or balaclava, thermal socks and the right shoes. Thomson says that a part of running which people tend to neglect

is nutrition and keeping hydrated. Although you might not think of needing water while running during the winter, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated. Nutrition-wise, it’s easy to lose sight of sugar levels, so an easy solution is to have a Gatorade or similar beverage after your run. For some people, their opinions regarding winter running cannot be changed. “It isn’t that great for your lungs,” Alanna Carolyn said of cold-weather runs. “Mine hurt and I coughed for a few days when I ran in the cold. Then

I read up on it (and) they say it isn’t very good in really cold weather.” Still worried about running outside? There are indoor gyms all over Orléans that can be used as alternatives. There are also plenty of websites and applications that can be of use when it comes to finding running routes and tracking your progress such as Map My Run, Runner’s World, Run Ottawa Club and Run My Route. There’s always the possibility that a fall may happen, but by being careful and properly equipped your chances can definitely be lowered.


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Kanata area pets go online SiriusK9 Rescue

EMC news - SiriusK9 Rescue Kanata has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that

list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has more than 315,000 homeless pets listed and is

updated continuously. More than 13,400 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site.

Pets may be viewed at www. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its

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EMC community – About 200 dedicated volunteers from Ottawa Community Support Coalition agencies across Ottawa were recognized for sharing their time, efforts, skills and heart at Volunteer Factor Recognition Conference held on Feb. 27 at the RA Centre. The volunteers provide community and home-based professional services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. “We organized this conference to give back to the volunteers the gift that they give to us,” said Serge Falardea, shared services co-ordinator for the coalition. The coalition helps strengthen and promote home and community support as the foundation of a sustainable health-care system. Though it’s been hard recruiting new volunteers, Falardea said it was important to thank those around for the difference

they make each and every day. “They make the lives of others richer by their actions,” he said. He said volunteers provide key services that enable seniors maintain a higher level of independence within their own home.

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Manotick resident Trevor Wright, a volunteer driver with the Rural Ottawa South Support Services, said it was refreshing to be recognized. “I get to meet a lot of fascinating people when I do this, and

the comments I get back from my clients is, we wouldn’t be able to stay in our own homes if it wasn’t for the volunteers,” said Wright. The conference was organized to reinforce volunteers’ skills as well as give them new tools to assist them in their volunteer roles. Chantale LeClerc, interim chief executive officer of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, eastern Ontario’s health authority, said there are about five million people who volunteer in community not-forprofit sector that provide services to some of the most need and vulnerable people in Ontario. “For every paid person who works in the not-for-profit sector, there are about eight volunteers,” she said. “You can imagine that sector would simply not function without volunteers.” LeClerc added that organizations like the one she is heading would not provide the kind of

support and services that are so needed by people in the communities were it not for the volunteers. “You are actually the backbone of that sector.We are very grateful for the work that you do,” said LeClerc. Canadians in 2010 gave two billion hours of volunteer time, which is equivalent to one million full time jobs, said Matthew Beutel representing United Way, one of the organizations benefiting from volunteer work. “Ten per cent of those who volunteered gave 53 per cent of the number of hours that were volunteered,” said Beutel. “The agencies you work for could not do what they do without you. Volunteers are the lifeblood of those agencies.” Beutel has himself worked as a volunteer for 25 years. “What makes us stay is that sense of fulfillment, of satisfaction, connectedness and community,” he said.

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- both good things. Suzuki complemented Rubin’s point with his idea that people, politicians and nations need to stop prioritizing human constructs like the economy and make clean air, water and soil the top priority. “In a city our highest priority becomes our job,” he told the audience. “You need a job to give you money to buy the things you want. The economy is perceived as our highest priority.” He said society created the economy to serve us, and now we live to serve the economy: we are under constant pressure to consume more stuff to keep the economic engine chugging.

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EMC news - S. Bear Bergman and j. wallace may not have a traditional family, but they have surrounded themselves with people who care about them. “Don’t look to fit your family into the traditional roles that are there for you,” wallace said. “Do what you need to have people around you that you love.” Bergman and wallace, who prefers his name be spelled in lowercase, spoke at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s eighth annual Rainbow Youth Forum on Feb. 26. The forum was designed to provide space for the board’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two spirit, and queer (GLBTTQ) youth. Corinne Davison, instructional coach in the public board, said the day-long series of workshops provides staff and students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and their awareness about equity and diversity issues. “The forum is aligned with the (school board’s) efforts to embed character education and cultural proficiency into our daily practice and it encourages safer, more inclusive school environments,” she said. This year’s theme was Our Fami-

lies and Our Stories. Bergman and wallace are both transgendered and are married with a little boy named Stanley. The pair talked to students about their coming out stories and then about the makeup of their family. “I came out to my family in stages,” wallace said. “First I came out as a vegetarian, which my mother said was a phase and then I came out as a lesbian.” Wallace’s mother accepted the choice, but didn’t want the grandparents to know. “I could hide I was a lesbian from my grandfather, but then when I was going through a sex change it was difficult to hide, so it would have meant not seeing him.” Wallace described the coming out story to the students at the Confederation Education Centre. It had a surprisingly good ending, with wallace’s grandfather saying he was “growing up to be a fine young man.” Bergman’s parents also experienced what was described as coming out fatigue. “It got to a point where I would say, ‘I have something to tell you’ and they would say, ‘No, we are still dealing with the last thing,’” Bergman said. But in the public forum, Bergman was out and happy to answer any questions.


S. Bear Bergman talks about the challenges of being a nontraditional family during the Rainbow Youth Forum held on Feb. 26. “I felt like it was when I was a kid and I was the only Jewish kid in my class and I would have to give a talk with a yarmulke, some candles and some things my mom baked,” Bergman said. So when the time came to talk about LGBTTQ issues, Bergman said it was natural to try and educate people. “I would come out and talk. If there had been official baked goods from the gay community I would have brought them,” Bergman said. Along with a friend who had two

mothers, Bergman formed one of the first gay-straight alliances in an American school. Now, an author, poet and playwright, Bergman makes a living educating people. wallace is also an educator, having worked for the Halton District School Board. The couple has a three-year-old who sometimes identifies as a boy, sometimes as a girl, and most often as a mid-size dragon. “He’s comfortable asking people if they’d like to be addressed as a he, she or they,” wallace said. Stanley would have been named Stanley whether he was born a girl or a boy. He has a unusual list of relatives, his sperm donor is referred to as Spunkle Joseph and his paternal grandparents as Grand Spunkle and Grand Sparkle – he even has a fairy gods mother. “He has the longest list of people who are authorized to pick him up of any other kid at the daycare,” Bergman said. Wallace said there have been some challenges with parenting in a transgendered partnership – complete with a series of phone calls to modify Stanley’s birth certificate so wallace and Bergman could be listed as his father. “I practically carry around the Ontario Human Rights Code in my

pocket,” wallace said. “People like it when you have a solution for them that fits with the law.” Donna Blackburn, the public school board trustee that represents parts of Nepean and Barrhaven, said she was happy to be able to attend the event. “There certainly wouldn’t have been anything like this when I was going to high school,” she said. Blackburn, the school’s first openly-gay trustee, started putting together a team to march in the city’s Pride Parade two years ago. She invited all the students to join this year. “If you feel safe and secure at school, you will have a better chance at success,” she said. After the keynote speeches, students broke off to attend a series of workshops about topics like starting gay-straight alliances, coming out and queer history. Jennifer Adams, Director of education for the board also shared a letter from a mother whose son was in the process of changing his identity to female. “She wanted to thank the principal and a couple of teachers for helping her child through the transition,” Adams said. “I am so proud of the respect that students and staff have for each other. The OCDSB is a place where we all belong.”


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The Real Wool Boutique is located in the heart of Carleton Place at 142 Franktown Rd. Customers visiting The Real Wool Boutique for the first time are often amazed. Although we do specialize in high quality modern and traditional wool products, visitors soon discover our hidden secret, namely that we have become a fashion destination. During the past few years we have developed an extensive range of designer fashions and accessories for women and men. Twice a year, Erin and Linda buy at the prestigious Toronto Profile Show, which allows us to keep pace with all the latest trends. Some of our most popular in store labels include Tribal, Lana Lee, Woolrich, and Australian Outback. We are always on the lookout for new Canadian manufacturers and designers. Our goal is to offer exciting, affordable fashion in sizes ranging from petite and regular to plus. Of course, we are still a prime destination for yarn and knitting supplies. We carry 100% wool as well as fun novelty yarns. Our premium quality Canadian blankets are made in P.E.I. and available in many colours. We are currently extending our line to include lamb’s wool throws from Europe which feature a more modern look in linear designs and patterns. Mohair socks from South Mountain are always a very popular item, as are (non allergenic) wool filled duvets, mattress pads, pillows as well as sheepskins. Fall 2013 products will include Fair trade cashmere and alpaca wraps, shawls and scarves from Ecuador in a fabulous range of colors. We carry Canadian made sheepskin slippers and moccasins for both men and women, in a range of styles and colours. The Real Wool Boutique is a division of The Canadian Co-operative wool Growers. All of Canada’s wool supply has been graded and marketed from our CCWG facility for almost a century. Visitors are always welcome to tour our heritage building. The Real Wool Boutique is open 7 days a week and has now become a popular Sunday destination for out of town shoppers and cottagers. Senior’s (55+) will Save the Tax every Tuesday. Join us on Facebook. Hope to see you soon.

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EMC news - Sometimes, the word “can’t” seems more like the word “impossible.” Can’t is like a brick wall, and once you hit it, it doesn’t seem worthwhile to keep trying. Chapel Hill resident and former Algonquin student Kyle Humphrey knows what it’s like to be told that he can’t do something. Humphrey was born with spina bifida, a condition that sees the spine on the outside the body and he wasn’t expected to be able to walk, sit up or stand. He’s accomplished all three. Humphrey, 23, launched an initiative called No Such Thing As Can’t last November. Its mission is to teach people that can’t is just a mindset and to help people who face physical challenges live to their full potential. “NSTAC is a program that hopes to redefine ability and the way we interact with one another,” said Humphrey. “My hope is that one day the word ‘disabled’ will no longer be used when referring to a person.” Since birth, Humphrey had over 80 surgeries with CHEO and has Arnold-Chiari syndrome and hydrocephalus. Arnold-Chiari is a defect that can slow the flow of spinal fluid and hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. But he doesn’t let any of that hold him back. “There is no ‘can’t’ in my vocabulary,” said Humphrey. During the Christmas holidays, he received several bags of rubber band bracelets to help spread awareness, and there’s a Facebook page where people interested in participating in NSTAC can comment, like or share the page. Humphrey is also working on an official webpage, looking into getting NSTAC hats and shirts and writing a rap with local Ottawa artist Rishi Sood to promote the initiative. “I think it’s a great idea; those five words can actually be a really powerful phrase,” said Charles Soifer, close friend of Humphrey. “It can really keep someone’s head above water.” Soifer said he believes people can benefit from NSTAC because those who’ve had a hard time in their lives can help each other and make others feel less alone. It’s an initiative where everyone involved gets a chance to help others who need it. But like any new initiative, things are starting out slow. “I think that for me, my biggest struggle is finding people who will listen, finding people who will take the time and say ‘Yeah, we should change that, we should change our views on this,’” said Humphrey. “I think that’s the biggest struggle for everybody. Everybody who has any kind of difference, whether it’s physical, social, mental, what-

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KYLE HUMPHREY ever it is, is a stigma. I would like the chance to end stigma in general if I can.” Despite the difficulties of getting NSTAC noticed, he keeps a level head and doesn’t let that discourage him. “Kyle is one of the most driven people I have ever met. He gets an idea in his head and he rolls with it, no pun intended,” said Neil Young, also a close friend and systems analyst at treasury board secretariat for Shared Services Canada. “He has taken the best of a bad situation and he always sees the positive in people … he notices the opportunity to educate people.” Humphrey said he has never really received any special treatment and he’s a normal guy who finds it annoying when people act otherwise. NSTAC tries to make others aware of the fact that he, along with others who have physical barriers, don’t want or need any special treatment; they want to be regarded like everyone else. “People see a disabled person as different,” said Young. “Obvious reasons aside, Kyle wants to break down the stereotype. After all, he crowd surfed at the Billy Talent show during Bluesfest a few years ago, in his wheelchair. Not only impressive, but awesome.” Humphrey would like to turn NSTAC into a charity, but the process can be quite expensive. He said he hopes that if he’s accepted into the child and youth worker program at Algonquin College this fall, he will be able to organize a charity through the school. “I would like to showcase what people are able to do and have ‘ability’ be a word and have ‘disability’ be gone, because we’re able in different ways,” said Humphrey. For more information on the NSTAC initiative, visit or follow him on Twitter @kylejhumphrey.

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Mother honours son’s life with fundraiser Ottawa’s #1 Ranked Soccer Club

OSU Academy Player Dylan Lawrence headed to St. FX X-Men After playing for the Ottawa South United Force Academy for the past three years, Dylan Lawrence is now ready to move on to the next stage in his life. The Holy Trinity Catholic High School senior recently signed with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, and will now spend the next four to five years of his life playing Canadian university soccer in Nova Scotia. St. FX Head Coach Graham Kennedy considers the talented OSU product a coup for the X-Men. “We are absolutely delighted to have a student-athlete like Dylan join our program,” Kennedy says. “I am excited about his potential. We are ‘the little school than can,’ and with recruits like Dylan joining our team, we will succeed.” It was at the 2012 OSU Showcase Tournament that X-Men associate coach Miroslav Novak saw Lawrence play. Strangely enough, however, it was St. FX’s women’s team coach Trevor Reddick who first noticed Lawrence at a local soccer event six years ago. Impressed by then 12-year-old Lawrence’s soccer tricks, Reddick casually mentioned to the young boy that he should play for St. FX one day. Lawrence’s soccer skills have gotten him even more attention recently as he is the co-star of two Youtube videos that feature Lawrence and teammate Stephen Veenema performing tricks around various locations in downtown Ottawa. The first video has over 14,000 views, while the second was officially sponsored by Ottawa Tourism. “We definitely did not expect the outcome we got from the first video,” recounts Lawrence, who helped with editing and production of the videos. “Having CTV and CBC radio contact us about the video, that really motivated us to make another one.” Lawrence has parlayed his video editing skills into his own company: Tacklebox Productions. They are currently filming promotional videos for Jumpstart Canada, a program dedicated to helping less fortunate children get involved in sports. While he would like to polish his production skills during his time at St. FX, Lawrence knows that his new teammates will be counting on him to produce on the pitch as well.

EMC news - When Zacharie Raizenne was born on Feb. 27, 1990, he didn’t have much to smile about. He had a severe gastro-esophageal reflux, which forced food into his esophagus and lungs. He caught pneumonia, he was dehydrated and he was in immense pain. It was all his mother Janet Perry could do to hold him while he screamed. But after a few months he underwent a surgery that kept his food down and reduced his discomfort - and he finally began to smile. “From then on he smiled for the rest of his life,” his mother said. Zacharie was diagnosed with Angelman’s Syndrome at nine months, and with it came a host of physical and developmental disabilities. He was virtually non-verbal and had an age two intelligence level, Perry said. But he knew how to love, and through his wide, carefree smile he gave his love unconditionally to all the people, animals and cherished belongings in his short life. “He could connect instantly with people, connect with joy,” Perry said. “He didn’t care if someone was maybe a bit rude to you. He didn’t get caught up in those little things. He just loved.” Zach died suddenly on Oct. 14, 2012 from severe pancreatitis at the age of 22. Almost immediately, the minister at Merivale United Church, Sandy Yule, and Perry’s friend Laurie Stewart knew Zacharie’s February birthday would be difficult for Perry to endure. They began to plan a memorial party for him to fund-

“Every time he saw a Disney character, even being with the princesses he was just happy as can be. It just made his day.” Photos from the day-long excursion to Florida erase any doubt. In nearly every picture, the life-size Disney characters around Zacharie are outshined by his face-splitting smile. At the memorial birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 23, visitors raised $1,219 for the Canadian Hunger Foundation - which CIDA will match $3 for every dollar - and another $979 for Dreams Take Flight.

Colley and Dreams Take Flight past president Nicole Banville will hike Machu Picchu mountain in Peru in June to raise money for their charity, in memory of Zacharie. They will bring some of Zacharie’s favourite finger puppet characters for the ride. To donate to their campaign visit www.dreammountains. com and click on Dreams Take Flight. To donate in Zacharie’s memory at the Canadian Hunger Foundation visit under Special Gifts.

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raise for his favourite charities. The obvious first choice was the Canadian Hunger Foundation, which provides food security to some of the poorest areas of the world through donations of farm equipment, animals and seeds to help build sustainable businesses and food sources. Zacharie loved animals and the garden, and every Christmas Perry would purchase a goat on his behalf through the CHF. With it came a postcard photo of a gift-wrapped goat, which Zacharie adored. “He would walk around the house with the card, talk to the card, show you the card,” Perry said. “It just made sense to honour Zacharie with donations to the (Canadian Hunger Foundation).” Later in the planning stages, Yule and Perry decided they also needed to fundraise for Dreams Take Flight Ottawa, an organization that sent Zacharie on the adventure of his lifetime in September 2011. The organization takes children to Disneyworld who otherwise would not be able to go, either because of financial constraints or a disability. Zacharie, of course, was a diehard Disney fan. He loved all of the movies and knew all of the characters, Perry said. While there was no way to really prepare him for the trip, Perry said she could tell how much fun he had as soon as he stepped off the plane 20 hours after she sent him flying for the first time. “Zacharie couldn’t talk to me about it but I could see how excited he was,” she said. Jason Colley, the new Dreams Take Flight president who travelled with Zacharie on the trip, confirmed. “He was so thrilled,” he said.

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per region) will be awarded $20,000 each. Imagine the hockey equipment, ice time, tournaments and upgrades your minor hockey association could get with that. From now through to March 8, Canadians can nominate someone who dedicates their time and effort to ensure hockey goes on within their community by visiting www.

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Smith still working on vocational school

EMC news - For a man who has raised millions for charity, Dave Smith didn’t grow up with very much. Sitting the Your Family Restaurant on Merivale Road, where Nate’s Deli has moved, the 80-year-old recounted stories of sleeping sideways on the bed to make sure there was enough room for all the kids. And even though they didn’t have a lot, Smith was always taught the importance of giving. “A lot of the time in the winter my mother would come home without a coat, and she would just say, ‘someone needed it more than me,’” Smith said. And while, there is now a street named after him in a development in Riverside South, Smith shows no signs of slowing down. He said if everything goes as planned, shoves will be in the ground for a new residential drug treatment centre for youth in rural Kanata in the next year. He is also working on a technical, vocational school for aboriginal youth near Thunder Bay. Smith said young people are the future. “Small things can really make a difference,” he said. “We can turn their lives around.” His work with youth was started after a phone call from a Nate’s customer. “He called and asked me how he could tell if his son’s friend was on drugs,” Smith said. “It didn’t take long to figure out it was his son, and I told him I would get back to him.” A few days later, Smith was talking at a local school and when he was finished, he asked students to come and join him on the stage if they knew someone who had a problem with drugs. “The stage filled up pretty fast,” Smith said. And that was the beginning of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. After lobbying the Ministry of Health and

Long-Term Care, and having kids speak on Parliament Hill, where Smith was known for catering events, the day centre opened in 1993. Now Smith is anxious to begin expansion work on the residential centres in Carp and Carleton Place. “The day centre was alright, but from the beginning I wanted to have a residential facility,” Smith said. “We would close down at the end of the day and then the kids would be back with their friends and in their neighbourhoods. It was a challenge.” OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES LAURA MUELLER/METROLAND

Another of Smith’s pet projects, which also Dave Smith receives a commemorative street sign on his 80th birthday at city hall on celebrated its 80th birthday, made a move to Jan. 23. A street in a new development in Riverside South was to be named after the Nepean this year. The centre, which was on philanthropist. City Place Drive, has now moved to Rideau Heights Drive near West Hunt Club Road and Prince of Wales Drive. The organization helps to provide essentials to low-income families. Smith said they offer Dr. Marc Glavin Dr. Catherine Oliarnyk everything from furniture to toiletries at the lowest prices possible. Dr. Shelley Hutchings Dr. Tara Young “It’s a great service. A lot of families come Dr. Michelle Hansford Dr. Alison Seely to Canada with nothing and this helps them get OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK started,” Smith said. Mon - Fri 7:30am - 8pm Sat 8am - 3pm Sun 9am - 3pm Smith chairs the organization’s board. He New Patients Welcome! • Chiropractic & Acupuncture Services said it takes hundreds of volunteers to do the 1054 Carp Road, Stittsville 613-831-2965 work to gather donations, make deliveries and w w w. c a r p r o a d a n i m a l h o s p i t a l . c a man the store. “There are a lot of people out there who want to help,” he said. “Ottawa is a great community.” While still planning the vocational centre near Thunder Bay and a new treatment centre in the same area for young aboriginal people with addictions issues, Smith is doing work in Afghanistan and here in Ottawa. When asked if he might slow down anytime soon, he shook his head no. “There’s still a lot of work to be done,” he said. R0011949797 R0011243339

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Four-legged friends help kids read

“The best part of my job is when I succeed at making a significant difference in the life of a child or youth.”

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Child Welfare aWareness Month

The Canadian Association of Social Workers celebrates National Social Work Week to recognize social workers contribution to society. The theme this year is: “Restoring Hope: The power of Social Work”. Throughout the month of March, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is taking this one step further and bringing awareness to all workers associated with child welfare. These individuals play an important role in ensuring children, youth and families of our community are kept safe and secure. They are involved with the planning and delivery of a variety of services, such as: family support services, advocacy, foster care placement, and child protection, to name a few. They seldom get the recognition they deserve, in fact, if things go well, we never hear about it. There are many committed individuals whose efforts have made positive changes in the lives of countless vulnerable children and families.

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Cascading chocolate treat Natasha Furey, Krista Norris and Kaylee Mantha have a go at dipping and smothering fruit in chocolate at the ninth annual Carefor Chocolate Competition in Nepean. The event, held at the Centurion Conference Centre on March 2, welcomed more than 400 guests and 11 restaurants and catering companies who competed for best chocolate dessert all in an effort to help raise money for Carefor Health and Community Services.

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EMC news - What if you could read See Spot Run to a Dog? Sounding out words with man’s best friend can take some of the pressure of children who are learning to read said Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) co-ordinator Julie Davies. The program is part of the larger organization called Ottawa Therapy Dogs – a charity that uses animals to comfort and care for patients struggling with physical or mental challenges. The R.E.A.D program partners children with dogs and their handler so kids can work on phonics with a furry friend. Kristen Schoenhals, whose son Nathanael just finished the program at Ruth E Dickinson and is already registered to start at Centennial on March 30, swears by the program. Nathanael is in French immersion at school and was having trouble learning to read in his native tongue Schoenhals said. “He really didn’t have any interest learning to read in English,” she said. “The difference now is amazing.” Davies said when children are struggling at school they can be terrified of being chosen to read out loud. “When they read with the dogs the handlers take some of the pressure off,” she said. “Often they will say things like, ‘Spot can’t understand that word either, maybe we will sound it out.’” There are currently 20 teams of dogs and handlers participating in school and library programs across the city. The program is so popular that there is currently a waiting list. Davies said the small, Manotickbased charity only has one full-time staff. “It’s a challenge, but it’s such a great program,” she said. Nathanael’s favourite reading friend is a St. Bernard named Brutus, but Davies said the program offers friends as large as Brutus or as small as a daschund. Davies said there is even a dog that will bark when prompted with a sign that reads “speak.” Holding the program at local libraries means the children have a variety of books they can choose from. “This way they learn to read books on a variety of subjects,” Davies said. More information on the program is available at To register with the program at Centennial Library, call 613-828-5142. The program is on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. starting March 30 and ending June 22.

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AstenJohnson has over 200 years of global experience serving the paper industry as a manufacturer of paper machine clothing (PMC), specialty fabrics and filaments. We are seeking skilled individuals for our Kanata plant. The Production Manager/Manufacturing Team Leader will plan, organize and direct the manufacturing operations of the plant and the performance of the manufacturing team. Responsibilities: • Implements manufacturing and strategic business objectives • Leads manufacturing team to meet performance goals set against budget, safety, quality, delivery/productivity • Ensures accountability systems for hourly and salaried associates are in place Preferable Position Requirements: • Post-secondary degree in Science or Engineering with minimum of 2-5 years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment • Excellent manufacturing process knowledge; LEAN Manufacturing experience; knowledge of textile and paper industry &/or PMC knowledge an asset • Analytical; able to diagnose and solve manufacturing problems • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate work teams • Experience in a unionized environment with knowledge of labour and safety laws and practices The Engineering Specialist and Maintenance Team Leader will lead the Maintenance Team and all TPM activities for the Kanata site. Responsibilities: • Ensure spare parts required for scheduled preventative maintenance are available • Perform equipment calibrations as per manufacturing and ISO requirements • Lead and support engineering and process improvement projects as needed

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST • Minimum 5 years experience in mechanical design • Create, verify and modify mechanical drawings including general arrangement drawings, design sketches and engineering drawings • Perform calculations for mechanical power transmission (shaft sizing, coupling selection, etc.) • Stress calculations, basic FEM • Produce detail drawings and bill of materials for equipment and subassemblies using SolidWorks. • Must be procient with AutoCAD and SolidWorks CNC MACHINISTS/CNC OPERATORS (3 positions) • Experience with Tosnuc/Fanuc controllers. • Experience machining large components • Minimum 5 years experience • Continental Shift – 7 -12 hours/2 wks


HELP WANTED Flat Roofers and Labourers Needed. Looking for experienced Flat Roofers, labourers and DZ Licensed driver (also willing to work on the roof). Wages will depend on experience. Starting end of March. Please call 613-926-3214.


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HELP WANTED Exel Contracting- Positions available for commercial landscape construction, grounds maintenance & snow removal include: Forepersons, Labourers, Truck Drivers & Equipment Operators. Full time & seasonal positions. Email resume to or fax (613)831-2794. No phone calls please.

JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENCED ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE UNDERWRITERS Pillar Financial Services Inc. is seeking business-minded mortgage underwriters as part of our team to advance our strategic plans primarily in Ontario. The successful candidate will have good knowledge with all aspects of alternative mortgage lending & worked successfully with mortgage brokers in business retention & development. We are looking for motivated self-starters with 3+ years of direct experience, a post-secondary degree in business administration (or equivalent), and FSCO registered. We are open to remote work arrangements for the right candidates. If you see a potential fit, please submit your resumé to Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Pillar Financial Services Inc. sources, underwrites and administers mortgages for the Frontenac Mortgage Investment Corporation which also retains W.A. Robinson Asset Management Ltd. as its Portfolio Manager and Investment Fund Manager. The three companies have been operating out of the head office in Sharbot Lake for 30 years. With growing opportunities for the business and employees, now is the time to join a team that looks forward to the continued success of our clients, co-workers and key-stakeholders. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2013.



for Garden Terrace, our LTC home in Kanata. Must have successful completion of an approved Chef’s Training program or Culinary Management program or Red Seal Cook. (A certificate of completion will be required) Please submit resume by March 10, 2013 to: or fax: 613-254-9743.

PSWs RequiRed Ottawa West Community Support is currently hiring PSWs to work with frail seniors in our Respite/ Personal Care Program. Ability to travel between clients in West End Ottawa is essential (includes Kanata, Stittsville). PSW, HCA, HSW II perferred.


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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

To express your interest in one of these positions, please send a résumé & cover letter to or fax 613.592.9358 by March 14th, 2013.

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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:

Preferable Position Requirements: • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree or the equivalent as demonstrated by previous employment experience • 1 to 3 years’ maintenance management experience in a manufacturing plant. • Familiarity with textile machinery and paper machine clothing • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems • Knowledge of electrical and electronic systems, AC & DC drives, motor controls, PLCs (including programming languages) and the ability to troubleshoot using wiring diagrams and schematics • Experience with AutoCad and process engineering • Familiarity with working in a unionized environment


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SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Must have a trade license or significant experience as either a Millwright or an Electrician or must have completed a recognized Mechanical or Electrical technologist program. • Must be able to perform electrical/mechanical trouble shooting and improvisation skills with technical equipment. • Read and understand mechanical drawings, electrical schematics, wire and diagnose electrical equipment. • Must have security clearance or ability to acquire one • Must be able to lift over 50lbs and be able to work in confined areas. • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with customers to co-ordinate all service work and training. Manage relationships with various inspectors from nuclear, medical devices and healthcare regulatory agencies. • Field experience in customer service. International field experience in customer service would be an asset. • Experience in X-Ray equipment and repair would by highly desirable. • May be required to spend approximately 160-180 days out of the country working time at customer sites, possible 2 – 3 weeks at a time. In addition, travel on short notice as well as travel on some weekends and holidays will be required. • Must be able to work under tight timelines. • Multilingual skills would also be desirable

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 5 appliances and more, located in established area, on site management office.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services the incumbent will have the following responsibilities: • Performs installation, maintenance and repair of Best Theratronics products worldwide. • Removes and installs systems and radioactive sources from client sites. • Trouble shoots and diagnoses technical problems on-site and over the phone. • Supervises sub-contractors that are required to provide support to carry out site preparations, installation, systems integration, repair and maintenance and removal of systems. • Provide user operator training. • Preparation of detailed service reports and complete documentation in accordance with company SOP’s and regulatory requirements. • Become Nuclear Energy Worker.



Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.




All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.











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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 Firearms Hunter Safety Course. April 12, 13, 14. Carp. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.




Piano, Guitar, Accordion Lessons. Call 613-6141978 to register. Call today!

Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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2.5 storey brick home designed with classic charm located in central Brockville, just steps from the Court House and Water Ways. This Large spacious home is up on the Auction Block! We will be selling the furniture & contents Saturday April 13th, 10 am start. For Terms, Listing & Pictures Please see Website.

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SHAW, Helen Elizabeth (McFarlane) It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen Shaw on February 28, 2013 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Stanley Shaw. Loving mother of Suzette Nagami (Todd) of Guelph and Mary Kratzer Bumstead (Jeff) of Kanata. Cherished grandmother of Michelle Franczek (Joe), Kathryn Fischbach (Chris), Melissa and Christopher Kratzer-Bumstead. Great grandmother to Larissa, Kaylee, Tyler, Abigale and Alison. Also remembered by Joseph, Salvatore, Adam Shaw and their families. Mom always greeted life with a smile and anyone she met will always remember her big heart and generous nature. She met the love of her life at a dance and danced the nights away with him. She was in awe of her grandchildren and made them feel extra special and loved. They were the sunshine of her life. Special thanks to her family and friends at Walden Village and all those who cared for her so lovingly. Friends visited at Walden Village, 27 Weaver Cres, Kanata and celebrated her life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday March 3rd. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers please make donations to Alzheimer Society and Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at


Unexpectedly at the Ottawa General Hospital on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. John Edward Rouleau, age 62 years. Dearly loved husband of Judith Rouleau (nee Pelletier). Loved father of Brandon Rouleau (Sendy Simon Torres), Scott Rouleau (Sara Rupert), Gregory Rouleau (Roslyn) and Russell Rouleau. Cherished grandfather of Eli, Roan and Jillian Rouleau. Beloved son of Anita Rouleau and the late Justin Rouleau. Dear brother of Peter (Debbie), Stephen (Cleo), Jeffrey (Cathie), Tim (Debbie), Paul (Lisa), Chris (Shannon) and Lori Milonas. Son-in-law of Leona Pelletier and the late Edwin Pelletier and brother-in-law of Jerry (late Lucie); Paul; Patrick James; Donald (Saskia); Wayne (Merlyn) and Peter Pelletier. John will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and again Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning, March 2nd, 2013 at 11 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. A reception will follow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Braeside. In memory of John, a donation to the Arnprior Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/

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Antiques & Modern Household Furnishings for Mrs Helen Scott, Brockville plus Office Furniture to be held at Hands Auction Facility 5501 County Rd 15, Brockville, On on Saturday, March 9 @ 9 a.m. Sterling flatware for 12 (10 pieces per place setting plus serving pieces), Waterford crystal, signed art by John Collins, C Richard, L Plummer Tinkler, great furniture, recent appliances and so much more. For full catalogue and pictures please visit click Online Bidding button. Online bidding opens Friday, March 1 @ 9 a.m. and closes Friday, March 8 @ 12 noon. The choice is now yoursâ&#x20AC;Śbid online at your convenience or as always we are pleased to have you attend the live auction! 5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail:

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Grief Recovery Information Seminar Not sure if Grief Recovery is for you? Not really sure what Grief Recovery is? How does Grief Recovery differ from other Grief programs? Join Gina Pilon, Grief Recovery and Life Coach, to ďŹ nd out the answers to these questions and more. When: Wednesday March 13th at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Pilon Family Funeral Home Reception Centre 50 John Street North Arnprior, Ontario â&#x20AC;˘ This event is free to attend, so please bring along anyone else who you feel may beneďŹ t. â&#x20AC;˘ In order to prepare for attendees kindly RSVP to 613-623-5194 if you plan on joining us. Could one decision change your life?


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allow community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity, Daniels said. At the request of a home owner, trained volunteers will visit a home - be it a house, condo, apartment or other liv-

ing arrangement - to assess how residents can make their home safer. The volunteers would assess things like the locks on all doors and windows, outdoor lighting, and problematic landscaping around your home.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like privacy around their homes but that also gives someone looking to break and enter some privacy,â&#x20AC;? Daniels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the front of your home clearly that offers opportunity for suspects to hide or work and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have the eyes from people on the street.â&#x20AC;? The audit is based on a checklist, and participants re-

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Stephanie Heroux-Gauthier shows off a new camera acquired by her school, FrancoOuest, in preparation for a new photography program to be taught next fall. Stephanie is pictured with her teacher Alex Leblanc.

French Catholic school brings photo into focus Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Franco Ouest Catholic secondary school in Bells Corners will be shooting for a new photography focus program next fall. The school already has a media and design program – but teacher and photographer Alex Leblanc has started purchasing the equipment for the three-course program. So far the labs have been outfitted with studio lights, 15 digital, SLR cameras and 12 different kinds of lenses. A computer lab will be outfitted with the latest in photo-editing software. Phillipe Lachance, who is currently in Grade 11, said he buses an hour every day to attend the school because of the media program already offered. He said he can’t wait to take the photo courses. He’s already played with some of the new lenses. “I really like sports photography,” Lachance said. The program will be the first of its kind in Ontario for a French Catholic school board, Leblanc said. The students will be taught about editing, using studio lighting for portraiture and there will be a unit on shooting for news. The course will have 40 spaces. Half of those spaces are allowed to come from existing students at Franco Ouest. The other half is

reserved for other students in the French Catholic board. If there are any additional spaces, the general public will be able to take the courses. The courses are at the Grade 11 level. Students were in the drivers seat during the creation of the course. Leblanc said a survey sent out to students and parents was part of the impetus for the project. For the last few months, Leblanc has been a bargain hunter, searching high and low for the best prices so students have a range of equipment. “We have fish-eye and wide-angle lenses,” he said, “as well as lenses that are longer and used for sports.” Students can sign out equipment to take cameras and other accessories home. Stephanie Heroux-Gauthier, a Kanata resident who attends the school, said her mother opened her mind to a career in the media or doing photography. “I think it will be neat to try,” she said.

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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.

March 7

The Ottawa Humane Society hosts its auxiliary meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Rd. Details at 613-823-6770. New members are welcome. The auxiliary raises money to help the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society shelter and has a very active craft group.

March 8

Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddling and Country Music is repeating its annual benefit dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. The event is in financial support of a long-time club member’s son, Liam McGee, diagnosed with aggressive bone marrow cancer, numerous complications/operations, disabling him to work to provide for his family of three for some time. Your goodwill offerings will

help support this family throughout this time. For details call 613-2582258.

March 9

The Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club hosts euchre at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes cash prizes, a light lunch, and bar. For details call 613-8362657.

March 10

St. Xenia Russian Orthodox Cathedral hosts its popular festive benefit of northern Russian culinary heritage, art and music, the 23rd annual Russian Bliny Brunch. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. at the parish hall, 2 Colchester Sq. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for children. The price includes: table d’hote featuring bliny crepes with caviar, smoked salmon and other delicacies; a dessert table; art and objet d’art auction; live folk

entertainment; and church tours. Sparkling wine, Russian beer and flavoured vodkas available. The event always sells out. To reserve call 613-599-0904. Details can be found at

topic of “Trafficking in Persons.” The Probus Club is for retired and semi-retired men and women who appreciate and value opportunities to meet others with similar levels of interest. For details, call Pat Thompson at 613-591-1390.

Until March 10

March 16

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery is pleased to announce “New Beginnings,” an exhibition by juried members. The gallery welcomes seven new artists: Judy Cerigo, Lauren Henry, Wendy Quirt, Wendy Russell, Anne Remmer Thompson and Suzanne Moxon. See kanatagallery. ca for hours of operation. For details, call 613-580-2424 ext. 33341.

March 12

The Probus Club of Western Ottawa meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 33 Leacock Dr. at 10 a.m. for coffee followed by a guest speaker. On March 12, Mathew Warin from the United States embassy will speak on the

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The Kanata Muslim Association is hosting the I.LEAD Conference at the Ernst and Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr. There is a cost associated with this event. For details, visit

March 23

Friends of the Farm are holding a used book drop-off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a used book sale to be held in June. No magazines, encyclopedias, or textbooks. Drop off at Building 72, at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, east off Prince of Wales roundabout. For details, 613230-3276, info@friendsofthefarm. ca,

March 28

The meeting to present the final report on Blanding’s turtles and the draft drainage study for the Beaver Pond and Shirley’s Brook has been rescheduled to March 18. There will be an open house starting at 6:30 p.m. with presentations followed by a question period for each study starting at 7 p.m.

March 28 is the deadline to register for applied suicide intervention skills training, to be held April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The training is hosted by the Kanata Haven Youth Centre at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. The cost is $180 per person and includes an intervention handbook, lunch and more. For details, email diane@ or visit

March 20

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March 18

Walden Village Retirement Residence invites you to ring in spring with a pancake luncheon at noon. Please RSVP to Amy at 613-5913991.

Until March 22

Soup for your soul! Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr., warmly invites you to a time of worship and fellowship during Lent. Worship and lunch starts Feb. 22 at 12:10 p.m. and continues every Friday through Lent, until March 22. For details about the lunches or our Easter services, call 613-8361429 or consult our website at

Kanata Art Club members are reminded that April 1 is the deadline for registration for its spring art show and sale to be held May 4 and 5 at St. Isidore Parish Hall, 1135 March Rd. Registration forms are available on the club website at Call Diane Dean at 613435-1217 for details.

April 9

The Kanata Hazeldean Lions Club is hosting an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. The open house will detail the community works hosted by the club. For details, visit kanatalions.

May 3-5

Ten artists will open their homes for the 22nd annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour. Event times: May 3 from 5 to 9 p.m., and May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit kanataartists. com, email StudioTour@Kanata or call 613-592-0508.

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Children’s preschool programs are on at the Beaverbrook library. All programs are drop-in. Check the website for details.


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39. Clear wrap brand 41. Put into service 42. Snake catcher tribe of India 44. Best section of the mezzanine 45. Masseur 47. Funereal stone slabs 49. Before 50. Again 51. 1 of 10 official U.S. days off 58. Alternate name 59. One of Bobby Franks’ killers 60. Port capital of Vanuatu 61. Individual dishes are a la ___ 62. Shellfish 63. Welsh for John 64. Fencing swords 65. Griffith or Rooney 66. Titanic’s fate

Last week’s answers

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Finding time to get everything done can be challenging, Aries. Fortunately, you have quite a few supporters in your corner who are willing to lend a helping hand. Taurus, difficult decisions take time to mull over. Although you want to properly work through all the scenarios, this week you might not have all the time you need.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, water rolls off of your back quite easily. However, something tugs at you this week and you may have to give it more thought than you’re accustomed to.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

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!

CLUES DOWN 1. Far East wet nurse 2. Apulian seaport 3. Barrel hole stopper 4. Tavern where ale is sold 5. Anew 6. Actor Montgomery 7. Pigmented skin moles 8. Adam & Eve’s garden 9. Legislative acts 10. Pit 11. Butter alternative 12. Actor Sean 13. A major division of geological time 21. Hyrax 22. Country of Baghdad (alt. sp.) 25. Repetitive strumming 26. West Chadic 27. Rattling breaths 28. Savile Row tailor Henry

Libra, keep the lines of communication open with a loved one. There may be messages coming your way, and you should be ready to receive them. You may need to break out of your routines this week, Scorpio. Even though you thrive when things are organized, you cannot expect everything to go according to plan.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

There are some happy moments in your immediate future, Sagittarius. This will make any difficult days in your recent past seem well worth it.

Cancer, with such a hectic schedule, you may be feeling the pressure. It is not unreasonable to take some time for yourself and focus on your relationship with a spouse or significant other.

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

Sometimes you have to make a few mistakes before you get things right, Leo. Don’t let this worry you because you’ll get back on the right path soon enough. Virgo, it’s important to recognize your way is not always the right way. If you absorb what other people are saying, you might have an easier go of things.

29. Burbot 30. Christmas lantern in the Phillipines 31. Utilization 32. Sound units 34. Leg shank 37. Umlauts 40. Female owners of #4 down 43. One who regrets 46. Serenely deliberate 47. Stuck up 48. Cablegram (abbr.) 50. In advance 51. Envelope opening closure 52. Ireland 53. Australian Labradoodle Club of America (abbr.) 54. Poetic forsaken 55. Female operatic star 56. Actor Alda 57. An American 58. Highest card 0307

CLUES ACROSS 1. Swedish rock group 5. Teen skin disorder 9. An instrument that magnifies 14. Sledgehammer 15. Ran away from 16. Old European silver coin 17. “Rule Britannia” composer 18. Rend or tear apart 19. Oats genus 20. Greater TV resolution 23. Kiln 24. A furrow in the road 25. Family Turdidae 28. Duck-billed mammal 33. German tennis star Tommy 34. “You Send Me” singer Sam 35. Volcanic mountain in Japan 36. Governed over 38. Process of decay

Capricorn, now is a good time to get friends or family together for an informal dinner party. Focus your energy on socialization to get away from the daily grind. Aquarius, others appreciate all that you do for them, but sometimes they have to do for themselves to learn valuable lessons. This week is a time to step aside. Pisces, things may seem like they are going to go one way this week, but at the last minute things turn in an entirely different direction.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

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