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EMC news - A plan to develop the Kanata Town Centre lands should call for a terraced approach, said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. Wilkinson said she is hoping the developer will agree to build on a lower scale closer to Campeau Drive, gradually increasing in size as the buildings get further from the residential area and closer to the highway. “Having buildings that are terraced instead of one big building” would be beneficial, said Wilkinson. “The developers seem to be open to discussions.” A public meeting on the initial zoning of the Kanata Town Centre lands will be held at the Mlacak Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13. Urbandale Corp. is asking the city to rezone seven blocks of land located on Canadian Shield Avenue and Maritime Way. The area is bounded by Highway 417, Campeau Drive, Gray Crescent and lands owned by the city. The developer is looking for a mixture of residential, mixed-use and open space on currently undeveloped land. See CONSTRUCTION, page 12

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fraud targets residents by sending them a letter containing a cheque from a wellknown bank. The cheque is invalid and by the time the scam is realized, the recipient is held re-

sponsible for the outstanding funds. “The letter encourages the recipient to participate in a mystery shopper opportunity in return for cash,” said the police in a release. “The recipient is asked to cash the cheque and transfer a portion of it to another account – (the) account number provided by the company.”

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assault” in the area of Windways Crescent during the early morning hours on Saturday, Dec. 1, said police. The accused surrendered to police after officers were led to the residence where the male was located. “The investigation revealed that the accused had also sexually assaulted a 17year-old female earlier in

the evening,” said police in a news release. “Both victims did not know the accused and had only met him that night.” The male was charged with sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of forcible confinement, three counts of breach of probation order and uttering death threats.

He appeared in court on Sunday, Dec. 2, and was taken into custody until his next court appearance, which was scheduled for Dec 6. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police sexual assault and child abuse section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-2338477.

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EMC news - Brighten up our neighbourhood and enter the Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant Community Association (BMGCA) annual Lights Contest. All residents in Brookside, Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant are invited to nominate the best decorated houses in their neighbourhood by sending an email to events@bmgca.ca with the street address of the nominated home and the reasons you admire the decorations. You can nominate your own home. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Judging will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Houses will be judged on use of co-

lour, overall esthetic and degree of difficulty. “Get the kids and entire family involved this holiday,â€? said Shirli Penner, the community association’s director of communications. “Explore some winter themes and put those lights to work in innovative ways this year.â€? This year’s prizes are provided by Shopper’s Drug Mart, Dagwoods Sandwiches and Salads, Willy’s Pizza, Sippy Cup CafĂŠ and Pampered Chef consultant Lesa McHugh. Prizes will be provided to the top three decorated houses. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to see Christmas lights, and for at least a few weeks a year, at the start of the dreariness of winter, we get to turn our community into a festive wonderland,â€? says community association president

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Spread Christmas cheer as a Santa to a Senior Gift wrapping party will take place Dec. 17

ness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many seniors are faced with having to spend the holidays alone,â&#x20AC;? said Sullivan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As one gets older social circles become smaller, health concerns become greater and many seniors become isolated.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC news - People can spread some joy to the world by providing isolated seniors with a special holiday surprise. The Home Instead Senior Care organization launched its annual Be a Santa to a Senior program on Nov. 19, which provides gifts and companionship to older adults throughout the city without family or loved ones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re truly alone on Christmas,â&#x20AC;? said Lesley Sullivan, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office located in Kanata. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Be a Santa) is probably the only Christmas contact that they have.â&#x20AC;? The senior care organization partners with local charities, agencies and community resource centres to identify isolated seniors who are in need of some holiday happi-

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for seniors who have no one to share Christmas with. LESLEY SULLIVAN OWNER, HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

The program isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily for financially needy seniors, Sullivan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for seniors who have no one to share Christmas with.â&#x20AC;? The organization has set up Christmas trees at four locations throughout the city where people can choose an ornament with a seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and a gift idea from the tree: â&#x20AC;˘ Carlingwood Shopping Centre. â&#x20AC;˘ Shoppers Home Health Care 420 Hazeldean Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Shoppers Home Health Care 1309 Carling Ave.

â&#x20AC;˘ Shoppers Home Health Care 1675 Tenth Line Rd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public is encouraged to pick up (an ornament), purchase a gift and leave the gift under the tree, unwrapped,â&#x20AC;? said Sullivan. Last year saw 650 gifts provided to seniors throughout Ottawa, said Sullivan. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers are expected to be about the same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be a Santa to a Senior is another way to say thank you to the many seniors who have made such important contributions to our community throughout the years,â&#x20AC;? Sullivan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping a needy older adult can bring fulfillment to the giver as well as the receiver â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it does make a difference.â&#x20AC;? Dymon Self Storage in Kanata has volunteered space to store the gifts, as well as space for the gift wrapping party, which will take place on Dec. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Home Instead Senior Care will deliver the wrapped gifts to the agencies, which will then give the presents to the clients. Anyone interested in volunteering time to wrap gifts is asked to call 613-5996906. For more details, visit beasantatoasenior.ca.

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Craft fairs the lifeblood of community Christmas

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hristmas without craft fairs is like peanut butter searching for its

jelly. It just wouldn’t feel like the holiday season without them. Craft fairs are festive events that bring together hundreds of people who find unique ways to celebrate the holiday season. They attract all who love the holiday season – everyone from closet Martha Stewarts

searching for the perfect wreath to match the paint of their front door to all-out Griswolds embarking on their annual quest to turn their homes into the equivalent of a 20,000-volt explosion of Christmas lights. Most of us, thankfully fall somewhere in between. Craft fairs simply burst with creativity. Every year, just like clockwork, dozens of communities across the nation’s capital schedule shows during the

weeks leading up to Christmas. You see them in churches. You see them in schools, housing co-ops, apartment buildings, health centres, community centres – in some cases they even shut down streets so residents can check out their wares. Looking for a macramé Christmas elf or a Santa Claus made from macaroni? There’s a craft fair near you – somewhere – with the gift to satisfy your holiday yen.

Ornaments, tree decorations, felt elf slippers, cereal box houses, twine snowmen, clothesline wreaths, Christmas tree bunting, a quilted advent calendar – Christmas trees made out of everything from felt and fabric to yarn and recycled magazines. The variety is astounding, representing an explosion of ideas, a fermenting of pentup creativity. Every year our reporters are treated to literally hundreds of craft fairs, ranging from a small event

held in the lobby of an apartment building to the megasales that fill the hallways, lobbys and gymnasiums of Ottawa schools. This month one of our reporters visited the 39th annual Craft Christmas Gift Sale at the Nepean Sportsplex, which featured more than 140 artists, designers and food vendors at the unique community shop. We witnessed the work of Tom Reasbeck, a self-taught artist, who creates hand-

carved wooden Santas and other festive items. Another artist, Ria Smith, the founder of Simply Perfect, showed us her homemade bird baths. Craft fairs are a wonderful venue for the hundreds of artists in our city, ranging from the professional painters, sculptors and watercolourists to the amateurs, who enjoy spending a few weeks of the year making unique crafts. They are also a great opportunity for people to load up on decorations for their homes or simply a pleasant way to while away an afternoon with the kids. Isn’t that the true meaning of Christmas?

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Not a slam dunk, but it could work CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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here is no shortage of gifts being showered on us and Christmas is still weeks away. The latest offering is the promise of a professional basketball franchise for the city. For many of us, basketball is never a bad idea. As has been noted in the coverage of Ottawa’s franchise in the National Basketball League of Canada, there will be lots of sports competition in the city. In addition to the National Hockey League, there will be a DoubleA baseball team, a professional soccer team and a new Canadian Football League franchise. That’s good for us. This may be a hockey town, but it was once a football town and could be again. Remember, though, that in the last few years of the Rough Riders and Renegades in the CFL, fan support was less than overwhelming. Similarly, baseball flourished in the early years of the Ottawa Lynx then somehow faded away. We are a sports town, but we can be a fickle town too. Basketball hasn’t really been tested. Carleton and University of Ottawa games are well-attended and Carleton’s incredible success in recent years has probably created many new basketball fans. The university championships, when they were held at Scotiabank Place, drew good crowds. Hundreds of men and women, boys and girls either play or have played basketball in high school. You notice that whenever you attend a game in the city: there are more tall people in the crowd than usual. None of this adds up to surefire success. There were a lot of people who had played

baseball in Ottawa, there were major league teams down the highway in either direction and there was a high calibre of ball being played at the Triple-A level here. There was a friendly and well-designed stadium. In the long run, none of that was enough. What would be enough? Well, hockey succeeds here because it’s the best hockey in the world and Canadians breathe hockey. Plus, the team wins, but even when they stop winning the fans still turn out. Another factor worth mentioning, though, is the extent to which Senators players have involved themselves in the community, partly by making themselves visible in charitable activities, partly by being residents and neighbours. The same formula was at play in the most successful years of the Rough Riders. Before the age of mega-buck contracts, the players lived here throughout the year and were active in the community. So the city felt, as it does now with the Senators, that the team belonged. That wasn’t true in later years, nor was it true with the Lynx. Even in this sophisticated age where we have no end of entertainment options, we still like the idea of a team being our team, not just a group of well-paid mercenaries who happen to perform here and leave as soon as the season is over for warmer climes. Despite beginning play at the remote Scotiabank Place, a venue far too cavernous to be ideal for basketball and too remote for many potential fans, the new basketball team does have an opportunity to capture the city’s heart. One odd advantage is that the player salaries will not be high. So this will not be a group of guys who jet in and jet out. It appears also that at least part of the team will consist of people who have played here at high school or university level. That will help. Friends and relatives buy tickets too. It probably doesn’t make much difference one way or the other that basketball was invented just down the road in Almonte. What does matter is that basketball is a game that is growing in popularity the world over. Handled properly, it could work here.

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A) All the time – it’s part of our family

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A) Yes. We’ve already put a lot of time into this – it’d be a waste to quit now.

B) Sometimes I’ll accompany older relatives to browse for festive knick-knacks.

B) For now, but if there are any further glitches, we’ll need to reconsider.

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C) I don’t, but they’re hard to miss. Maybe I’ll check one out this year.

C) No. Metrolinx has continually dropped the ball and it’s time to move on.

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D) It’s not really my thing.

D) Who cares? I drive my car or cycle everywhere I need to go – I don’t take transit. To vote in our web polls, visit us at www.yourottawaregion.com/community/cityofottawa

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s we bid farewell to Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney last week, Canadians across the land celebrated a man who has steered our fiscal ship well in rough waters. Despite the near collapse of the global economy, Canada and Canadians have been sitting pretty. Our unemployment rate is stable. Inflation is stable. House prices are on the up and up. But perhaps we popped the champagne cork too soon. For one thing, Carney wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take up his new post as governor of the Bank of England until the summer. For another, consumer debt being what it is, Canadians may not have seen the worst of this financial cycle.

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse In fact, if experiments in behavioural economics are anything to go by, Canada may be in a bubble in more ways than one. Earlier this fall, I interviewed Richard Deaves, a professor of finance and economics at McMaster University in Hamilton and bubble expert. Deaves says the tricky thing about bubbles is that people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recognize when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the middle of one.

Human nature being what it is weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re far more likely to find ways to justify overpriced stocks or exorbitant growth in housing prices than we are to look at it objectively. Just before the housing bubble burst in Florida, for example, real estate agents blamed demographics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; specifically, baby boomer demand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for driving prices to unprecedented levels and they saw no end in sight. In other words, people trick

another two-week period of voting in which they hope to come out in the top four, in order to make it to the final round. They are asking everyone in the Ottawa area to cast an online vote â&#x20AC;&#x201C; every day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Dec. 3 to 12 inclusive, to help ensure that the John Young Playground Plea makes it to the final round. Sadly, John Young Elementary School is not an exceptional case. Many Ottawa schools currently lack play structures, have condemned play structures, or because of their age, will soon have condemned play structures . With the advent of full-day kindergarten, and before and after school programs springing up everywhere, more and more children are spending

more and more time at school. Politicians and bureaucrats remind the public that childhood obesity is rising at horrifying rates, but they have overlooked a seemingly simple solution: play structures. By supporting initiatives to have adequate play struc-

themselves into believing values will climb forever and when the bubble is about ready to burst? Well, Deaves likens it to musical chairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the music stops, everyone rushes to the exits at the same time,â&#x20AC;? he says. The result, of course, is a plummet of values and often recession in the market where the bubble occurred. Deaves and his colleagues have done a number of experiments on bubbles to examine conditions that perpetuate them. One of the most interesting findings is that people who have access to borrowed funds are likely to buy things at a higher value than theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually worth. Put simply, having access to loans, lines of credit and mortgages causes people to

purchase things at higher amounts than they would if it were their own money. And under what conditions are people most likely to borrow rather than save? When interest rates are low, of course. You can hardly turn on the TV or radio these days without hearing federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at the Canada Club or a Bay Street luncheon lambasting Canadians for taking on big mortgages and running up consumer debt. But, frankly, delivering this punishing message while supporting The

Bank of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prolonged low-interest rate policies is like telling your kids theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too fat, while offering them freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. If experiments in behavioural economics are anything to go by, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal policies may have created the perfect conditions for a bubble in the Canadian economy. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see if Flaherty and the next bank governor can offer up something other than empty rhetoric to keep it from bursting.

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Holiday Energy Conservation Tips The winter holiday period can be a time of heavy electricity use, with the family at home and lots of entertaining. Here are some simple yet helpful tips on how to conserve energy this holiday season:

Use LED holiday lights instead of incandescent. LED lights use up to 95 percent less energy than traditional lights and last for many years without needing to change a bulb.

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Ottawa police are warning residents of a letter scam asking them to be a mystery shopper at well known banks.

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At least two people in the Kanata area have reported the scam, said Const. Lori Fahey of the Kanata/Stittsville community police centre. Fahey said people can report fraudulent letters to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501. “Be cautious of all unsolicited correspondence and sales,” she said. If a person has suffered a financial loss, then they are asked to file a report with police by calling 613-236-1222, ext. 7300. “Call it in,” Fahey said, adding sending an email to an officer isn’t the same as filing a report. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson discussed the problem at her ward council meeting on Nov. 26. A resident reported receiving one of the letters. She said she and her husband

contacted the bank listed on the cheque and were told it was a scam. “(The police) have had several complaints about it,” said Wilkinson. “If something seems to good to be true, it is too good to be true.” VIRUS

Fahey said she’s received complaints of another scam involving Internet providers, computer programs and virus detection. A caller pretending to be from a well-known company with a call centre based in Asia or India will call people and tell them a virus has been detected on their computer. The caller asks the target to go to a website where they can download anti-virus protection software for $49 and asks for the target’s credit card information over the phone or through the website.

“They’ve got your money and you don’t get anything,” said Fahey. “It’s very difficult to trace it.” She said it’s important to research all companies before doing business. “Do not provide personal information over the phone,” said Fahey.

Use a programmable timer for your outdoor holiday lights. Have them turn on after 7 p.m. when electricity rates are at their lowest.

A properly set programmable thermostat can reduce heating costs by up to 10 percent. Set your thermostat to 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) when you’re at home and 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) when sleeping or away.

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Fahey added there have been reports of insistent hot water tank rental representatives going door-to-door. “People are finding them very aggressive,” she said. “If you ask them to leave and they don’t, give us a call.” It can be intimidating to have a person like that at the door, but, “Your front door is yours so feel free to close it to unwanted solicitation,” said Fahey. To report aggressive sales people who will not leave, call 613-230-6211.

The peaksaver PLUS program offers participants with central air conditioning a free professionally-installed programmable thermostat. Visit www.peaksaverplus.net for details.

Time-of-use off-peak pricing is in effect on December 25 and 26.

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Urbandale is asking the city to zone seven blocks of land in the Kanata Town Centre area. A public meeting will be held on Dec. 13.

Program includes: Menorah lighting ceremony with dignitaries Jewish music Doughnuts and latkes

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The construction company submitted its proposal in August. The submission is scheduled to go to the planning committee on Jan. 14. The third Groupe Lepine

apartment building in Kanata Lakes is set to begin construction. One building is already constructed while the second is in the process of being built. City staff are looking at adding retail shops in

the lobby to provide more mixed-use buildings in the area, said Wilkinson. The builder isn’t keen on the idea, she said, but are still in talks with city staff. “There’s a lot of activity happening in that area,” said Wilkinson.

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endars as a joint fundraiser can earn $5 per calendar sold. The 2013 Calendar is packed with all-new, full-colour photographs of the South March Highlands and Carp Hills, all taken by local amateur and professional photographers. Lots of descriptive captions identify each plant and animal, providing a fun and educational experience for all ages. As the calendar follows the South March Highlands and Carp Hills through the seasons, the changing scenery provides a gift that can be enjoyed all year long. This year’s captured moments are a bird lover’s delight, including wild tur-

keys, downey woodpeckers, chickadees, mallards, a rubycrowned kinglet and more, but everyone will also enjoy the heart-warming photos of frolicking river otters, shy porcupines, and those daring flying squirrels, not to mention awe-inspiring sunsets, sunrises, Canadian Shield outcroppings, shimmering lakes and ponds, and colourful wildflowers. The calendar is formatted so each photograph can be saved and framed as an attractive print, to be enjoyed long after 2013 is gone. “Anyone who’s been to the South March Highlands knows what an incredible treasure we have right here in our Nation’s Capital,” said

Deanna Wright, who worked with half a dozen other photographers to put the calendar together. “It’s truly a gift in itself— by purchasing a calendar to help protect the area and support educational and aware-

ness programs, you’re providing a gift for generations to come.” A selection of greeting cards is also available. To order your 2013 South March Highlands and Carp Hills Calendars or cards, simply

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drey and I called them, they seemed to know we weren’t there to buy anything, because no one ever came up to us to offer help. That suited us just fine. By the time noon rolled around, we were ready for lunch and ready to head over to the Canadian Pacific Railway station to go to the bathroom. I never saw Mother or Father eat. I have no idea if they did, but we five kids were each handed a brown paper bag (saved of course from a purchase at Briscoe’s General Store) just as the town clock struck noon. Through the generosity of one of the town’s restaurants, we were allowed to eat our lunch in one of the booths inside where it was warm. After we had eaten our plain jelly sandwich, we were more than ready to visit the station to use its facility. This was the one point in the day I dreaded. I’m sure it was my imagination, but I always thought the station master didn’t approve of us farm

children coming in just to use the bathroom. He wore a cap with a green celluloid piece in the front and he peered out from under it, scowling. We tried to be as quiet as possible and stomped the snow off our feet when we went in so as not to leave a wet mark on the floor. The whole place was painted a sickly green and smelled of strong disinfectant. Audrey and me used the bathroom as quickly as possible, so that we could head back to the main street. My sister always went to the counter and said thank you, but the station agent never raised his head. That afternoon, the turkey

fair was coming to an end. I was too scared to ask Mother if everything she had brought in on the sleigh had sold. But I could usually tell from the look on her face. Everett would be sent to bring the horses from the drive shed and Father would hitch them up to the sleigh and we would pile onto the blankets, which had been laid out over a straw bed. They would be covered with white flour bag sheets at the start of the day so that everything offered for sale would look its best and look meticulously clean. Audrey would fold up the sheets and with Mother and Father on the one seat on the sleigh, and we

five crowded onto the bed, we would head out for Northcote. It didn’t take long for the sun to fade and by the time we reached the Northcote Side Road the daylight would be gone. Father would light a lantern and hang it on the post at the front of the sleigh. Only then would Mother tell us what kind of day it had been. If it was a good one, we would sing all the way home. If things hadn’t gone as well as expected, we were all very quiet. But whatever was realized at the turkey fair, it was enough to tide us over for another spell and Mother would say “it’s more than we had yesterday.”

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Spiced pork with strawberry sauce tasty, sweet Food bank demands EMC lifestyle - Pork is a wonder addition to any diet. All trimmed pork cuts, except ribs, qualify as lean or extra-lean. Lean cuts contain 10 per cent of fat or less. These include all trimmed fresh, cuts (excluding ribs), including pork chops, roasts, schnitzels, kabobs, cutlets, cubes and strips. Extra-lean cuts contain 7.5 per cent fat or less. These include pork tenderloin and cuts from pork leg inside round. Lean ground pork contains 17 per cent fat or less. Pork contains many nutrients recommended by Health Canada to build and maintain a healthy body, including six essential vitamins, four important minerals, protein and

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families at Katimavik school have given back to the Ottawa community through its Holiday Elves campaign. This year, the school decided to partner with the food cupboard to help needy families in the area. “The Kanata Food Cupboard has played a leading role in responding to the needs in our community, providing a complete Christmas food basket and gifts for families since 1985,” said the school council in a release. “Unfortunately, the need is growing. In 2011, the Kanata Food Cupboard delivered a record 300 Christmas baskets to families in the area. “We are proud to be part of such a giving community, and

we look forward to being able to support the Kanata Food Cupboard and deserving families in Kanata.” To date, the school council has also raised $4,000 for the food cupboard. Donations can be dropped off at the school, located at 64 Chimo Dr. or can be sent in with a student. “Our very own Katimavik Elves will be around with their sleigh the week of Dec. 10 to pick up the donations from each classroom,” said the council.

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Team Canada Paralympian Patrice Dagenais speaks to students about winning the silver medal during the 2012 Paralympic Games at St. Isidore’s Catholic School on Nov. 27. held in London, England this August. It’s been a long, tough, yet rewarding, journey for “Pico”, the nickname his friends and family lovingly call him. St. Isidore was able to generate a visit from the Paralympian thanks to student Taylor Cutts, who entered a contest through Pfizer Canada which would provide students the opportunity to have a visit from a Paralympic athlete. SPORTS ENTHUSIAST

As a child, sports took up a great portion of Dagenais’ youth, and he grew up in a hockey-centred family. He’d engage in friendly games with his pals throughout his high school years, and then went onto college to study computer programming , but found he had no zest for it.

At a crossroads, he knew he had to figure out what he wanted to do, he told the students. One summer, he worked for his father’s construction company, and it was not long into his summer job when his life changed forever. In a matter of seconds, he’d become a quadriplegic, losing some movement in his arms and hands. He went through a cycle of tests, speaking with doctors, entering rehab, and learning, at the very beginning, he would likely never walk again. “The doctors ran tests on me, and told me there was a good chance I’d never walk anymore.” A steel plate and two screws had to be placed into his spine. He spent five months learning how to adjust to his new lifestyle, what he could and

could not do, how to move around. “There are so many simple things you take for granted,” he said of walking. “I had to figure out how to live my new life.” At one point, he broke down and went through therapy, but it just wasn’t getting any better. “I had to face the fact I was going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life,” Dagenais said. I didn’t have a choice.” After some time, he regained strength and movement in his hands and obtained his driver’s licence, and operated the car with his hands; his left controlling the brakes and the

right steering. Not too long after, while he was still at the rehab centre, he was invited back into the world of wheelchair sports. At that point, he wasn’t too interested in sports. All he really cared about was learning to walk again, but accepted an invitation to watch the wheelchair rugby team. It eventually ignited his passion for sports once again and before he knew it, he was on a basketball court (wheelchair rugby is played on a court), giving the sport a chance. The object of the game is to cross the other team’s goal line with the ball in one’s lap, he explained to the students. A full contact sport, the game has custom-made wheelchairs designed specifically for the sport. If a player is hit and falls, then the team’s equipment manager will be called to assist. A short video shown to the students demonstrated how the game was played. As he continued to play the game, Dagenais became motivated to earn a spot on the Canadian Paralympic team, and so he began to train and push himself. He didn’t make the cut a few times, but didn’t let that faze him. “I told myself I just had to work harder,” he said. In between it all, he completed his schooling. In 2009, he earned his first

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KBCA has raised thousands to retain planning experts Continued from page 23

During the past year, that has involved trying to stop development of two midrises at 2 The Parkway and 1121 Teron Rd. Over the past year, the KBCA has raised “tens of thousands of dollars” to retain legal and urban planning experts in dealing with the two controversial proposals, Sealey said. The developer of 2 The Parkway has filed an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board, accusing the city of taking too long to handle its application. The KBCA will ask for the right to participate in the appeal, said Sealey. It was one of three community associations, along with the Briarbrook Morgan’s Grant Community Association and the Kanata Lakes Community Association, to form an umbrella group – the Kanata North Council of Community Associations – created to lobby against development that doesn’t fit the character of the neighbourhood.

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service in the community. • Rising property taxes. • The OMB appeal of the proposed development at 2 The Parkway. • Kanata Town Centre lands development. • The increasing costs of residential repair. • The proposed development on 1121 Teron Rd. • Helping seniors keep their homes and enjoy neighbourhoods. “We want to help the City of Ottawa recognize the distinct community needs in Kanata north and Kanata broadly,” said Sealey. The community association will also look at the need for Alzheimer respite services, a new site for the Kanata Food Cupboard, the demand for a boys and girls club, as well as for home care for seniors and surgical respite care. The community association wants to preserve Beaverbrook’s unique heritage and meet the area’s distinct values and needs, he said. It is also preparing for the 50th anniversary of the founding of Beaverbrook in 2015. For more information about the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association visit the website kanatabeaverbrook.ca or call 613-592-4435.

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Sens head coach runs peewee Blazers practice Blair Edwards

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EMC news - It was supposed to be just another practice. Of course, it was a little unusual for the team of 11year-old minor peewee hockey players to bring their game jerseys. None of the Kanata Blazers were expecting anything special when they lugged their equipment into a dressing room at the Jack Charron Arena in Glen Cairn on Nov. 29. But the boys’ jaws dropped when Paul MacLean, the head coach of the Ottawa Senators, walked into the room, followed by his team of assistant coaches. “When he came in I was just shocked,” said Jacob Vanderwalt, who plays left wing for the Blazers. “Nobody was really expecting (anything). We just thought it was going to be a regular practice.” The Blazers head coach, Geoff Publow, who works for the Ottawa Senators hockey club, had asked MacLean if he would put his team through the paces for a practice last week. The day of the practice, MacLean and his assistants arrived early and sat in a separate dressing room, waiting until all the Blazers arrived. When the Senators head coach walked into the room, the looks on the Blazers’ faces were priceless, said Publow. “They were all shocked,” said the Blazers head coach. “It was a big surprise.” For the next hour, MacLean and his assistants – Dave Cameron, video-coach Tim Pattyson and team services organizer Jordan Silmser – put the boys through a series of skating and stick-handling drills, which included several

one-on-one, two-on-one and three-on-two stations. Jason Makepeace, a defenceman, said his favourite drills were the two-on-ones and one-on-ones. “We’d both be on the boards and pass to someone else on the boards, pass back and then go one-on-one,” he said. MacLean said he created a practice that would help the kids with their skills development. “Mostly the skating part of it: passing and shooting and then just some team stuff to give them an idea of how to use the rink, maybe a little better than they have. “They were a good group,” MacLean said after the practice. “They get a little starstruck at first, but as it goes on they get a little more tired and they get into the normal routine and I thought that they caught on to what we wanted them to do pretty quickly.” Last week’s practice with the Blazers was the second visit of MacLean and his coaching staff with a minor hockey league team in Ottawa. The Ottawa Senators coaching staff visited the Gloucester Rangers major atom A team on Nov. 26, the first of many visits to come over the coming weeks, said MacLean. “The NHL lockout is on and we don’t have any players of our own to coach,” said MacLean. “A lot of us have been minor-league players and have coached minor hockey with our sons coming up. It just gives us an opportunity to get out into the community and meet some of these kids and basically show them a good time.” If you want to be an Ottawa Senator, you have to skate

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Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean puts the Blazers through a set of drills at Jack Charron Arena in Glen Cairn on Thursday, Nov. 29. fast, MacLean told the Blazers at the start of the practice. But he said his most important tip for the kids, was to just have fun. “In the National Hockey League we get focused on the winning and the money and

the championships and playing good,” he said. “We have to remember it’s a game too and it’s a fun game to play and we try to instill that in our players here in Ottawa. “We want to be successful, but we also want to have fun

doing it.” Publow and the other Blazers coaches took mental notes of some of MacLean’s drills. The practice also created a special memory for the group of 11-year-old boys. “Good memories,” said

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EMC sports - Two local skaters delivered podium finishes at a figure skating competition earlier this month. Brooklyn McCormick and Lucas Nguyen, both members of the Glen Cairn Skating Club, finished in the top two at the eastern Ontario Skate Canada Sectionals, held in Kingston, Ont., from Nov. 9 to 11. Stittsville resident Brooklyn placed first in the under14 juvenile women’s free pro-

gram. With a final score of 26.19, she beat out second place Téodora Skiljevic, of the Nepean Skating Club, by 0.22 points. Brooklyn, an 11-year-old Jean Paul II French Catholic elementary school student, has been with the Glen Cairn club for three years. Lucas, a Britannia resident, placed second in the pre-juvenile men’s free program with a final score of 14.71, 4.36 points behind first-place finisher Alec Guinzbourg from the Quinte Figure Skating Club.

Lucas, 11, attends Terredes-Jeunes French Catholic elementary school and has been with the Glen Cairn club for three years. Glen Cairn Skating Club member Ysabele Rivard nabbed a 16th place finish at the sectionals with a final score of 16.23.

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Centretown Kwanzaa event welcomes community Market and celebration together for first time Michelle Nash

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nating the event and said the market and festive event will be both educational and fun. “We wanted to harness everything about Kwanza and Jaku Konbit into one event,” Olaf said. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that honours African heritage in African-Canadian and African-American culture. In the past, the two events

vendors from the African and Caribbean communities as well as local businesses. Solange Tuyishime, Miss Galaxy 2011, will be the master of ceremonies with musical

One of the principles behind Kwanzaa is economic empowerment and creativity. TAYO OLAF, JAKU KONBIT OPERATION MANAGER

performances by local musicians. The first day of Kwanzaa celebrations begins on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. with the lighting of candles. Food and drinks will be part of the Kwanzaa festivities. “Everyone can take part in this celebration, whether it is to shop, meet new people or learn more about Kwanzaa,” Olaf said. Admission is free, but Olaf said the organization will be accepting donations.

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EMC news - Whether it’s shopping or celebrating this holiday season, one downtown non-profit organization is inviting the public to enjoy both this year. Jaku Konbit, a non-profit community organization, will hold its annual Ujamaa Market and Kwanzaa celebration

together for the first time. The day-long event will feature both a business and shopping fair with the traditional celebrations of Kwanzaa at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Hall on Dec. 16. Jaku Konbit’s mandate is to foster educational and cultural experiences for the community through events. Tayo Olaf, operation manager for the organization, is co-ordi-

have been held separately in the month of December, but this year Olaf said it made sense to combine the events. “One of the principles behind Kwanzaa is economic empowerment and creativity. The market, with its local vendors is just that.” One principal of Kwanzaa is Ujamma, which translates to co-operative economics and represents the building and maintaining of community businesses. The Ujamma Market will open at 1 p.m. featuring local

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Steve Gardiner releases first album in eight years Absence makes the heart beat faster for Bridlewood musician Jessica Cunha

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EMC entertainment - Absence Makes the Heart Beat Faster is a fitting title for Steve Gardiner’s first album in nearly a decade. The Ottawa musician is releasing his third fulllength solo album after an eight-year hiatus. The record features 12 rock tracks with two bonus club mixes thrown in for good measure. “I’m just so excited about it; it’s been a while since my last release,” said Gardiner. “There was a big stretch where I didn’t put anything out … I went through a lot of personal changes in those years. “I had done so much for so long … I just kind of stopped doing it for awhile.” Gardiner, who was a member of the bands In and Out

and Thermocline, started tinkering around at his home recording studio again after helping another Ottawa band with a demo. “Like any musician, it flows through your blood,” he said. “I kind of really got back into it again … I started writing some songs and it just started taking shape.” Gardiner spent the next two and a half years writing, recording and producing the tracks with his band – which includes Andrew Lamarche on drums, Dan Joseph on bass and Brent Miller on guitar. “It’s the first one I’ve done myself,” said Gardiner. “I ran the show. The only thing I didn’t do was mix and master it.” Working without a record label allowed Gardiner to spend time on each track. “I’ve been out (of the music scene) for so long; when R0011790198

this comes out it has to be great,” he said about his third album. “We did it on our own time; we did it the way we wanted it to sound.” Absence Makes the Heart Beat Faster is available online through iTunes and cdbaby.com. LIVE

Gardiner said he and the band are rehearsing now for live shows in the new year, including an official launch for the record in February. “I really believe it’s the best album I’ve done so far,” said Gardiner. “I really want to get out there a promote it.” He added the band is planning to play as many festivals as possible over the summer. “I’ll play somebody’s basement if I have to, just to go out and promote the album,” he said. Hyperactive, the first single released from the album, is about Gardiner’s re-discovery of himself. “I just kind of felt that it was a heavy enough song; after not doing a record in so long you kind of define what your sound is and where it’s going,” said Gardiner. Although he enjoys some pop music himself, with so much of it saturating the market Gardiner said it’s an

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Bridlewood musician Steve Gardiner is releasing his third full-length solo record, “Absence Makes the Heart Beat Faster,” after an eight-year hiatus. The album, available online, is set for a live release in the new year. interesting time for rock musicians. “You kind of go, where does rock sit right now?” he

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During his remarks, the mayor reminded Rink of Dreams visitors that they can warm up inside Ottawa City Hall by visiting one of three exhibits, all of which have are free of charge: • Barbara Ann Scott Gallery. • Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. • City Hall Art Gallery. The Rink of Dreams first opened Jan. 25, 2012. It was installed at Marion Dewar Plaza in a partnership between the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Senators Foundation as part of the foundation’s Sens recreational investments in neighbourhood communities (RINC) program. The two groups combined to break ground on a second Sens RINC project at Jules Morin Park on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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Geological gems on display at nature museum Earth gallery boasts best samples of Canada’s minerals Continued from page 33

“... the museum has made minerals and geology real and relevant.” Vale, a Sudbury-based mining company, donated $1 million in 2009 to help make this exhibition possible. Cory McPhee, vice president of corporate affairs at Vale, attended a preview of

the exhibition on Nov. 28. “On behalf of Vale we are pleased to be a part of this new exhibit,” McPhee said. Renovations were made to the original mineral and geology exhibition to make the new, larger gallery possible. “We are extremely grateful for Vale’s support, which has allowed us to complete this

project that will inspire and connect visitors with our collections and the mineralogy research of our scientists,” Beckel said. The exhibit is filled with 14 oversized mineral specimens, crystals, gems and diamonds among others. The gallery boasts many of Canada’s best samples of minerals and crystals. There is also the chance

to see a meteorite that is almost as old as Earth - 4.57 billion years old. Children and parents alike can build a volcano, control a two-metre diametre animated globe, cause an earthquake or explore a limestone cave, if they can brave the depth and all the bats in the cave.

McPhee said he was surprised at the realism and attention to detail with the limestone cave. A piece of Saskatchewan is also on display. A replica of a sedimentary rock face with embedded fossils from around 65 million years ago is in the middle of the gallery.

There is also a Mining Hall of Fame, which features the biographies of 153 of Canada’s mining and geology pioneers. Entry to exhibition is included with regular museum admission. For full details, including fees and hours, visit nature.ca.

Elm Hill Kids in the Signature Centre hosted mini photography sessions for the Kanata Food Cupboard on November 17 and 24. Sarah Kelly (owner) donated the space & Laura Norris (photographer) donated her talent. The only cost to people who booked these mini photographic sessions was a donation to the food bank. People were very generous, donating food items and much needed personal hygiene products. The two weekends collected about six overflowing shopping carts of food!

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14 Saddle Ave. $69,000 2 bdrrm mobile c/w detached garage in Otterdale Estates.. See www.rcrhomes.ca/833992

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57 Aberdeen Ave. $154,900 New windows, insul. Basement, gas furnace, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Yes! See www.rcrhomes.ca/844175

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163 Brockville St. $159,900 2 bdrm bungalow. Updated shingle Furnace, elect pane. Att. Garage. See www.rcrhomes.ca/848021

33-35 Main St E. $119,900 Older side by side duplex offers a 2 bdrm and 3 bdrrm investment. See www.rcrhomes.ca/850931

4 Mary St. $125,000 Updated 2=1 bdrm semi-detached home. Just move in and enjoy. See www.rcrhomes.ca/845938

39 McCann St. $134,900 Here’s a comfortable 2 bdrm bungalow. New windows, doors, elec panel.

8 Moore St. $174,900 Stripped to the studs inside and rebuilt. Hardwood both levels too! See www.rcrhomes.ca/847315

476 Highway 29 $174,900 Spacious 3 bedrm c/w main level master & bath. 2car + 1 car garage See www.rcrhomes.ca/846809

318 County Rd 16 $184,900 Modernized home. Big kitchen, large master, Hardwood, pool ++ See www.rcrhomes.ca/838750

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10 Ford Cr. $219,900 Fully finished 3+1 bdrm home. Paved drive, central air, prop heat. See www.rcrhomes.ca/852519

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656 Kitley Line 3 $229,900 4 dbrm family home, hrdwd, pool, deck. Updated kitchen & shingles. See www.rcrhomes.ca/847902

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251 Ebert Rd.. $309,600 Beautiful family oriented 4 bdrm 3 bathrm home. Well worth seeing! See www.rcrhomes.ca/844188

700 Burns Rd. $389,900 Log home on private 8.45 acres. 3 bdrms, oversized detached garage. See www.rcrhomes.ca/825252

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Equipping the ‘Man Cave’ style of the rest of the house, and decor may be all the choice of its visionary creator. The man’s domain is no longer relegated to the garage or a dusty corner in the basement.

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or construction phase. No matter what the man cave will entail, there are some steps guys can take to ensure the plans go smoothly. * Create the theme. This is a chance for the man to dream hyperlink up any design style he prefers. Maybe the walls will be covered in sports memorabilia. Perhaps he desires a dark, solitary space. The room can also be a mix and match of any style, as long as it’s the desire of the guy. * Tech it out. Chances are the focal point of the man cave will be a big-screen television. If budget allows, go for the biggest and best TV with all the peripheral equipment. If budget is a bit more modest, shop around for a deal and see what can be picked up from swap Web sites

or online bidding sites. Also, check out the classified section of the newspaper to find local deals on equipment being unloaded by others for a steal. * Furnish the place. The cornerstone piece of furniture could be a large leather sectional to fit many guy friends. Or, if the man cave is to be a solitary spot, a comfortable recliner. Remember to also include a small refrigerator for refreshments. * Lock it up. For those who want to keep the man cave offlimits, install a lock to keep unwanted visitors out. * Enjoy the space. The man cave is a place where guys can kick back and relax and do what they prefer -- something that may be off limits in the rest of the house.

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Cross-country electric roadshow arrives in town Michelle Nash

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Sun Country Highway president Kent Rathwell will travel across Canada in an electric car to help educate Canadians about the benefits of driving one.

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EMC news - One man is driving across the country in an effort to prove to Canadians that there is an option to driving a gas-guzzling car. By the end of Sun Country Highway president Kent Rathwell’s trip, he will have travelled almost 10,000 kilometres in an electric vehicle. This initiative will commemorate both the milestones of Thomas Wilby’s first motor car tour across Canada in 1912 and the opening of the Trans Canada Highway in 1962. But this trip is also about promoting electric cars and the company’s free public access network of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. Sun Country Highway has close to 200 charging stations across Canada, but Rathwell said he will reveal the actual total when he reaches Victoria on Dec. 21. “It’s all about announcing a new world when it comes to driving ... an electric world,” he said. Rathwell is driving a Tesla roadster, a sports car that can go from zero to 100 kilome-

tres per hour in 3.7 seconds. The reason he is making this trip in December? Rathwell said it is to debunk the number one myth he hears when it comes to electric cars. “I always hear that they don’t work in the winter,” Rathwell said. “Well we are proving those people wrong.” The car is tiny and expensive at around $60,000, but so far Rathwell has driven close to 3,000 kilometres and it hasn’t cost him a cent and he has left no emissions in his wake. While in Ottawa, Rathwell and his posse of electric cars stopped to get a charge at the new charging station at the Canada Science and Technology Museum on Nov. 29. Ellen Burack, general director of the energy initiative Let’s Talk Energy at the museum welcomed the travellers. Harry Smith, who owns the Tesla Model S sedan and Ottawa resident Doug George, who owns a red roadster, joined Rathwell at the museum.. “This is a great initiative and very similar to what the museum is trying to do to get

people to think about their energy use,” Burack said. The program she works on showcases Canadian’s relationship with energy, the environment and the economy. Museum exhibitions, workshops and online tools are used to teach the importance of energy consumption and use. Burack said she finds the electric vehicle tour another great way to promoting the cause. Rathwell made a few more stops while in Ottawa. On Nov. 30 he visited Diffraction Limited on Grenfell Crescent and Algonquin College on Woodroffe Avenue. before heading west to Peterborough. The Sun Country Highway charging stations, including a new station at the museum, are free of charge for any electric vehicle owner. This is made possible because of partnerships between more than 80 businesses across Canada. The chargers charge most electric vehicles within 90 minutes. To follow Rathwell’s journey or to find out more about electrical vehicles visit www. suncountryhighway.ca.

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New room lets families be families CHEO and Ronald McDonald House unveil new family space

Marianne Wilkinson

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EMC news - Parents of children receiving critical care at CHEO can now get away from the hospital without leaving their children, thanks to a new family room unveiled on Nov. 27. The room, which was funded by the Ronald McDonald House charity, is a large lounge on the fifth floor that has been fully renovated. Families of children being treated at CHEO can use the room as their special place of respite, relaxation and privacy within the walls of the hospital. “These family rooms create just a little bit of normalcy and comfort at a very difficult and uncomfortable time,” said Alex Munter, the hospital’s CEO. Munter said the room will give parents an opportunity to have a bit of a break without the need to go far away. “Families are here at some of the toughest moments of their lives with so much anxiety and stress and to be able

City Councillor, Kanata North UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS In December, there are a number of meetings to discuss development issues. On December 11 at 7p.m. residents of Marsh Village will meet at The Marshes to discuss the extension of Farrar Road and a new commercial building to be built on it.

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From left, Carol Houston, executive director at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa, Pat Elliott-Miller, chief nurse executive at CHEO and children’s hospital CEO Alex Munter unveil a new family room at CHEO on Nov. 27. to (retreat) from that, even if it is only for a few minutes or a few hours, into a comfortable space, is refreshing,” said Munter. Ronald McDonald House Ottawa said it cost about $265,000 to revamp the room and a separate space with beds near the intensive care unit. “Parents will have an opportunity to somewhat just relax, calm down a bit after a

pretty stressful and hectic time when their child is being treated here at CHEO,” said Carol Houston, executive director at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa. The eight Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across Canada are equipped with qualified staff and volunteers who take care of the day-to-day essentials of running a room, so families don’t have to worry

about them. Each year, the 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in Canada provide 10,000 Canadian families with a place to stay during their most difficult times, but many have to turn families away due to lack of space. By 2014, Ronald McDonald Houses expects to be able to accommodate 465 families each night – more than twice what was available in 2010.

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The Planning Committee deferred the report on 2 The Parkway to a future date so that the latest proposal, for a seven storey building, can be evaluated. Some community members appeared at the November 27 Planning Committee to object to the deferral. They wanted a vote on the 10 storey building report, produced by City staff, which rejected that height. Voting on this report would have led to an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing if the staff report had been accepted. There was a risk that the Committee might have supported the 10 storey building, a situation which could have resulted in community representatives’ opposing both the City and the developer at the OMB. Staff had recommended the deferral since a seven storey building was more in accord with their view of what should be approved for the site and the Committee voted to support this. I supported the deferral, as it would permit staff to evaluate a building with a lower elevation, moving towards the community position. I’ve had further meetings with community representatives to work out the best position when the next report goes to the Committee. We have discussed setbacks, open space requirements and land coverage. Check my website, or the City’s website, for the date that this item will be on the Planning Committee agenda.

UNLOAD THE BUSES ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Show your support for the Kanata Food Cupboard (KFC) in our community, by donating food or money at the OC Transpo buses that will be at Loblaws stores all day on Saturday. Then join me at the KFC Christmas Depot at 2 The Parkway for the official kickoff at 5 p.m. and unloading of the buses at 6 p.m.

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On December 13 at 7p.m. in Hall C, Mlacak Centre, there will be a public meeting on the zoning for the Kanata Central Business District along Campeau Drive. A group of residents have met with City staff, the developer and a representative from the proposed hotel over the past few weeks. City Planner, Marc Magierowicz, representatives from Urbandale and I will be present to answer questions on the proposed zoning and to receive suggestions. The application is scheduled to go to the Planning Committee on January 14.

VIGIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT RESOURCE CENTRE A Vigil remembering the 14 women who lost their lives at École Polytechique in Montreal is being held on Thursday, December 6 at 5:15 p.m. at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, 2 MacNeil Court, Kanata. This is always a very moving event that reminds us that violence against women is still a problem in Canada. NEWS ITEMS: LIGHTING OF THE PUBLIC MENORAH to celebrate Chanukah on December 12 at 6:30 pm at the Beaverbrook Mall. THE RINK OF DREAMS at City Hall is now open for skating every day. Before unloading the OC Transpo buses on December 8, you can join me at the Mayor’s 12th Annual Christmas Celebration (3 to 7 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall) and skate, enjoy hot chocolate, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and much more. THE AUDITOR GENERAL tabled his 2011 report last week. Details are on the City website – Ottawa.ca THE NEW CITY WEBSITE was launched on Friday, November 30. Check it to see how you can get more information and do more City business online.

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THE WINNING BID FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF LIGHT RAIL was made public Wednesday, December 5. Plan to view a showcase of the proposal at the Mlacak Centre on Monday, December 10 from 5 to 9 pm. 1206.R0011790060

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No big changes to city budget Average homeowner will see an extra $67 on their city tax bill in 2013 Laura Mueller

laura.mueller@metroland.com

It is important to note that I have requested a deadline of December 2013 for a solution to be announced. I want to particularly thank the NCC for understanding the importance of cooperating in getting this study done to benefit the residents of Bridlewood in particular and Kanata as a whole. 2011 Audit Report As Vice Chair of the Audit Committee I am pleased to work with the Auditor General to determine the work plan for his team and to work with senior management to implement the recommendations flowing from his reports. I was very pleased with his report, which was released last week at Committee. Out and About Last week I was pleased to attend the reception in recognition and appreciation for the Legions throughout the City. I would like to thank the Kanata Legion for the contribution to the community. This week I attended the United Way Festive Reception. This was a great opportunity to welcome in the season and express thanks for the many relationships that work together to support this exceptional organization. I also joined the Mall Walkers Club for their breakfast fundraiser. Their charity organization this year was YOUCAN. The founder, Dave Farthing, started this organization for youth and has been working hard to stop bullying. I would like to thank Dave for his efforts in the fight against bullying. I had the pleasure of participating as a server at the CFRA/ Westin Celebrity Server Annual Christmas Cheer Breakfast. The funds raised went to the Christmas Cheer Foundation, in support of the Ottawa Food Bank, The Caring & Sharing Exchange (Christmas Exchange) and other agencies at this time of year. Upcoming Events December 10: I invite you to join me, in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre for a screening of the movie Bully, followed by a discussion of bullying prevention and intervention with a dynamic panel of experts. For more information or to pre-register, please visit the Events page of my website. December 15: Please stop by our local Beer Store on Eagleson road to donate to the 25th annual Running on Empties fundraising event. I will be on hand in the afternoon to help the Christmas Exchange Program while they collect empties and financial donations of to help families and individuals in need. Working for Kanata South It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email:Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley. ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23 www.councillorallanhubley.ca

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City council approved Ottawa’s 2013 budget on Nov. 28 with only one substantive change from the draft version: money was shifted from daycare programs into a multitude of services for the city’s neediest residents. Most councillors agreed there is a pressing need for another parks planner to deal with the backlog of work. The city has a lot of money sitting in ward-specific cash-in-lieu of parkland funds that can’t be used because there isn’t enough manpower to plan and oversee the projects. The money comes from developers who must pay to boost park facilities in areas new residents will live. But those councillors didn’t have a chance to support Chernushenko’s motion because the councillor was convinced to withdraw it by a promise that staff will look into how money could be shifted around within their departments to address the needs Chernushenko brought up. “First of all, I wanted to highlight these issues,” Chernushenko said. “I had not been successful in getting much attention to them until now. It was a festering frustration and

in the past week … it became so clear that the staff I have been counting on … they’re just overworked.” The only controversial element of the budget was $2 million for the detailed design work for a proposed pedestrian bridge near Lansdowne Park, spanning the Rideau Canal from Fifth Avenue in the Glebe to Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East. There was little discussion on the issue, but several councillors, including Stephen Blais (Cumberland), Rainer Bloess (Innes), Jan Harder (Barrhaven), Allan Hubley (Kanata South), Bob Monette (Orléans) and Doug Thompson (Osgoode), asked to have their dissent recorded for the bridge spending. After the meeting, Bloess explained that he’s wary of going down a road towards spending a projected $17 million on a new bridge when the city has a long list of smaller cycling projects that should be

completed first. “I’m a big fan of linkages … But this is setting the first stage for an unknown expense,” Bloess said. “Two million for just the (environment assessment study) is way too rich for my blood. I think we should take care of the current needs in our cycling network first.” Two new city plans approved last year – the older adult plan and the arts, heritage and culture plan – will get $500,000 and $1 million respectively towards their implementation. Community design plans promised for areas around future light rail stations are being funded to the tune of $300,000. The city will boost funding to fight the emerald ash borer by $975,000, bringing annual funding for pesticide treatments and replanting to $1.8 million. There is also money for 16 new crossing guards.

Go Tell It! Kanata SDA Church Cordially Invites you to our Christmas Carol Sing On Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm At St. Paul’s Anglican Church 20 Young Road, Kanata, ON

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Divine connection Sharon Adams London Trio Plus The Gospelights Andre Hayde Readings by: Kofi Amoah & Shaunel London

A non-perishable food item and a freewill offering for the Kanata Food Cupboard will be collected (You may consult the Food Cupboard website at ottawafoodbank.ca/food-cupboards for suggested food items) For further information, please call 613-269-2388

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Kanata South Environmental Assessment Moving Forward I am pleased to announce that a report was brought to the Transportation Committee this week to initiate the Kanata South Environmental Assessment. I have been working hard with all levels of government including the NCC to make this study a reality. This EA will look at possible corridors to move traffic east, to and from the community. This is the first step to implementing a solution to the Old Richmond Road/West Hunt Club congestion.

EMC news - Despite an attempt to put more money into planning parks and cycling facilities, the city’s 2013 budget was unanimously accepted with no major changes on Nov. 28. The council vote means the owner of an average $314,500 home in the urban area will pay about $67 more in taxes a year, while rural homeowners will pay around $50 more per year. The 2.09 per cent municipal tax levy increase for urban homeowners and 1.98 per cent for rural residents are the smallest tax hikes in six years, Mayor Jim Watson said. The only somewhat substantial change made to the draft version of the budget came from the community and protective services department, which transferred $250,000 from a daycare fund to pay for service for Ottawa’s neediest citizens. The city had already tried to shore up a $7-million reduction in provincial social services funding by finding $4.5-million. The extra quarter million shifted away from daycare was in response to residents who came out to argue the city should try to do more to lessen the impact of provincial cuts to things like funeral services for low-income residents, top-ups for food and clothing allowances, and prosthetics and hearing aids. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko wanted to take $200,000 out of the corporate communications budget to put an extra $100,000 into the parks and recreation budget and $100,000 into the transportation budget for planning cycling facilities.


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Giving tree Two-year-old Chelsea Mowat checks out the new giving tree at the Township of Osgoode Care Centre on Nov. 29 during its unveiling. The tree is part of the care centre’s campaign to raise $500,000 to upgrade the not-for-profit facility on Snake Island Road. The chronic care facility was built largely through community fundraising in the 1980s, and it is once again calling on residents in the former township of Osgoode and surrounding areas to help repair and replace a long list of items. The Metcalfe Lions kicked off the fundraiser with a $10,000 donation.

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OC Transpo, hush-hush temp jobs slammed by auditor general More than 600 temporary workers not approved by city council cost Ottawa $58 million Laura Mueller

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EMC news - A post-2009 bus strike deal giving OC Transpo the power to schedule drivers is “less efficient” and “more costly”, according to the city’s auditor general. Despite claims made by the city and former transit

chief Alain Mercier at the time, auditor general Alain Lalonde’s report indicates that the city was not on the winning side of the arbitration that ended the winter strike. OC Transpo expected to save between $3.1 million and $4.5 million a year after the strike, but that money

didn’t materialize, said Ray Kostuch, deputy auditor general. Craig Watson, president of the local transit union, was quick to say “I told you so” at the tabling of the audit on Nov. 29, but he added that scheduling has improved since an OC Transpo-ATU Local 279 scheduling work-

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the report states. OC Transpo has already fixed the system to ensure alerts can be sent for all routes, and the transit agency will continuously monitor to ensure the notifications are consistent.

JOHN MANCONI, OC TRANSPO GENERAL MANAGER

The city could save approximately $800,000 per year by implementing all of Lalonde’s suggestions. Other audits included: the city’s corporate communications, procurement practices, occupational health and safety, human resources master plan, performance measurement and budgeting for growth. The reports are available on the auditor general section of ottawa.ca.

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The audit identified the city still has the equivalent of 21 full-time positions with salaries totaling $1.8 million on its books, even though no one has filled those jobs for two years or more. Combined with positions still considered necessary even though staff was temporarily reassigned, the city has 123 vacant or unoccupied positions worth $10.5 million on its books. That money is often reallocated to pay the salaries of temporary employees who work on short-term projects. At the time of the audit, there were 1,065 temporary positions that councillors had not been made aware of, 684 of which were filled at an annual cost of $58 million. Salaries for about half of temporary workers are paid by the federal and provincial governments, city manager Kent Kirkpatrick said, and city managers have authority to authorize how money is spent in their departments. That in itself isn’t a problem, Lalonde said, but the issue is that it’s not clear to elected officials how often temp positions are created and filled, in which departments and why it is necessary. See CITY, page 43

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City says it’s already acting on audit report “You should be able to know exactly how many persons or (full-time equivalents) are working within a unit,” Lalonde told councillors. “Right now you don’t know that. You know how much the program is costing.” This isn’t the first time the issue of the city budgeting for vacant jobs has come up recently. While introducing the budget on Oct. 24, city treasurer Marion Simulik applauded the city’s ability to slash another 139 unfilled full-time positions from its payroll, but later clarified that only 42 of the

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A homeowner stealing water, misuse of city resources by an employee moonlighting as a real estate agent and a city contractor illegally picking up animal waste are a few of the issues discovered through the city’s waste and fraud hotline. The city’s fraud and waste hotline, which launched in 2005, received 182 tips of suspected fraud or waste by

city employees in 2011. Sixty eight of those reports came from city employees, while 114 were filed by members of the public. Among the issues investigated were a city employee who was found to be using the Internet and email to moonlight as a real estate agent when they were supposed to be working for the city. The person had been warned previously about moonlighting and this time was given a two-day suspension with no pay. Another city employee who rested in his van while waiting to meet city contractors, took city property for personal use and manipulated the punch

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EMC news - When it comes to crunching city-hall data, a local group wants to move beyond apps. Advocacy group Open Data Ottawa has held four events mainly focused on bringing citizens and software developers together to create applications or “apps” using city data for mobile devices, but its Dec. 8 event is looking to get a bit more creative. The fifth Open Data Ottawa Hackathon will have as much learning as it does “hacking,” said Mary Beth Baker, one of the organizers. Organizers hope the event will discover how the city can see itself in new ways and how citizens can solve problems in creative ways using data. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the Champlain Room of city hall at 110 Laurier Ave. W. Partnering with La-

dies Learning to Code and the city, Open Data Ottawa will kick off the event with a series on hands-on tutorials to teach participants about data entrepreneurship, mobile web usability, information visualization, Google charts and Google fusion tables. In the afternoon, the group of entrepreneurial and techsavvy citizens will come together to create projects such as apps or new ways to view and interpret the information the city makes available as open data. “The city has released to citizens many rich data sets, encouraged us to see our city in new ways, and enabled us to solve problems in creative ways using data,” Baker wrote in an email. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for free online at http://learnhackyow.eventbrite. com. For $11 participants can also sign up for lunch.

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EMC news - Technical glitches arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only issue plaguing OC Transpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presto card system. With so many changes and new procedures resulting from bugs in the system, operators are having trouble keeping up. An overhaul of the driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Presto display screens is set to hit buses at the beginning of January â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only a couple of weeks before 10,000 more people are set to get Presto cards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning OC Transpo is getting ready to train all of its operators how to use Presto all over again. The cost of the retraining hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been finalized, city spokeswoman Jocelyne Turner wrote in an email, but the tab will be picked up by Metrolinx, the provincially funded agency in charge of Presto. At a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s average hourly wage, sending all the operators back for an hour and a half of training costs about $65,000 said Craig Watson, the president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re allowing them to go

outside our contract and make a special concession to get all the operators in and retrained on Presto because there have been so many issues that have developed,â&#x20AC;? Watson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So yeah, there (are) some problems, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to move them out in a really fast process. All of the drivers are going to be brought in for training. Everybody needs it.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that the drivers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get training the first time, Watson said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that the system has changed so many times that the original training barely applies. When the Presto system more or less stopped working in the summer and the drivers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use that knowledge, they lost it, Watson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The technology hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worked,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the drivers were trained, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to remember, they were trained a long time ago (in the spring). If the technology had worked right away, they would have been using it all the time. But when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it work for six months, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember how.â&#x20AC;? Not to mention, there was at least one error in the training program and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discovered until almost all driv-

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With so many changes to the Presto system, OC Transpo is preparing to retrain all drivers on how to use the system before more riders get smart cards in January. ers had been trained, Watson said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;INFURIATINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

The issue came to a head for Capital Coun. David Chernushenko after he received error messages for the fifth day in a row while trying to board the bus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infuriating,â&#x20AC;? Chernushenko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not living up to the advertising,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not feeling good that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of a couple more tweaks.â&#x20AC;?

The councillor was ready to give up on Presto entirely and advise OC Transpo to do the same, but he credits the transit agency for tracking down the issue and fixing it before he threw in the towel. Finding and fixing these sorts of problems is the reason an extended testing phase is a good thing, said transit commission chairwoman Diane Deans. The problem? A driver hit the wrong button to approve the balance on Chernushenkoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s card the first time he used it, rendering his card always in the red. OC Transpo thought Chernushenko owed it money for the one â&#x20AC;&#x153;grace periodâ&#x20AC;? trip regular riders will be allowed, in case they forget to top up their card. The grace trip is deducted after the rider adds more money to their card. But Chernushenko never added money because he has a monthly pass, not a cash balance, so the Presto machine kept asking him for money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this case, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ongoing training issue with our operators,â&#x20AC;? said OC Transpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager of business and operational services, David Pep-

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EMC news - The city’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on drivers who speed and those who drive impaired as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe. Speeding or not slowing down for road and weather conditions took its toll on Ottawa roads between 2007 and 2011. It was attributed to

16,231 reportable collisions with 70 fatalities, 4,709 injuries with 253 of those being considered serious. Between 2007 and 2011 there were 1,818 impaired driving-related collisions with 34 fatalities, 764 injuries with 97 of those being considered serious. Eighty percent of the impaired drivers were male and 30 percent were between the ages of 16 and 24. These initiatives support

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FOR SALE CL40 Classic outdoor wood boiler, heats up to 3,000 sq. ft., good condition, boiler plate, no stainless. Asking $2,250 or best offer. 613-283-5558 after 6 pm. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

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in great condition. Has a timer, 10 levels of resistance, keeps track of calories burned, distance covered and pulse. If interested please make an offer @ 613-485-2835. Must come and get it. 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; length firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. 613-312-9859. Cedar Rails, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long, 3â&#x20AC;? on small end, fresh cut, $4.50; 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cedar pickets, $2; Hemlock beams, fresh cut, 12â&#x20AC;?x12â&#x20AC;?x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. (613)283-3629.

Full-time auto dismantler required. Knowledge of automobile parts preferred. Pay range $14-$16/hr. Apply: Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email: dean@ davesautoparts.on.ca

Kingsdown queen size, pillow top mattress, very clean, no marks, 18 months old, too soft for us. $200 or best offer. 613-283-5558 after 6 pm.

Invest in yourself. Are you willing to turn 5-15 hours per week into money using your computer at home? Training provided, flexible hours. jaynesminioffice.com

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StudentsSnow removal needed for January, February, March on Rutherford Crescent, Kanata. Will pay for season now. 613-592-1256.

Bridlewood- Experienced Caregiver has space available. All ages welcome. Plenty of TLC; nutritious meals/snacks; outdoor/indoor play; non-smoking environment. Excellent references. Teachers and support staff only. Call 613-271-1560.

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T.G. Carroll Cartage Ltd. is seeking road maintenance workers with a DZ licence. Previous plow/salter experience an asset. Fax 613-836-7658 or tgcarroll@ sympatico.ca

Winter Storage for Boats, Cars & more, also available Mini Storage Units 10x20 $120/ month Richmond/North Gower Area. Call (613)880-0494.

Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twenty-seven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135.

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EARN EXTRA INCOME! Carrier contractors needed for early am newspaper home delivery in Kanata and Stittsville, 7 days/week. Vehicle a must. $500-$950+/MONTH 613-592-9786

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

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

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CRAWFORD, John J. 1976; Pearl 1999; Helen (Porter) 1983; Heather (Cottingham) 2003 - In loving memory of our loving parents and sisters. The years may wipe out many things But this theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wipe out never, The memory of those happy days When we were all together. We think of you in silence, Your names we oft recall, But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing left to answer But your pictures on the wall. Just when your lives were brightest, Just when your hopes were best, God called you from among us To a home of eternal rest. Loved and remembered always, Harold, Jean, Joan and families

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In loving memory of a dear husband, father, son and brother who passed away December 6, 2010. Nothing can take away, The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Love Dorothy, Tracey, Keith, Brent, Mom & Dad, Glen & Elaine, Harvey & Gail. All your nieces and nephews

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VEHICLES 2002 Ford Windstar van, 4 door, V6, 3.4 L, automatic, rust-free, excellent, only $2,995, with E-tested and certified. 613284-9886 GMD Auto. 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 4 door, V6, 3.4 L, automatic, excellent condition. Only $2,995. E-tested and certified. 613-2849886 GMD Auto. 2003 KIA RIO, 4 door, silver, 4 cylinder automatic, 1.6 L, only 136,074 km, good gas economy for travelling, excellent small car, no rust, excellent condition. $2,995 firm with certify and E-test pass. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto. GREAT WINTER CAR 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4 door, 195,000kms. 6 cylinder 3.1, full load. Lady Highway Driven. Has GT look. $2100.00 or OBO as is. Kevin 613-485-6680 2004 Ford Free Star, V6 auto, only 150,000 km, 5 door, 7 passenger van with rear collapsible bench for extra cargo space, excellent condition for transport or travel. Only $3,995. E-tested and certified. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto. 2005 Saturn Ion, Level 2, with only 150,315 km, 4 cylinder, 2.2 L, 4 door, colour marocco red, automatic, economic gas saver, no rust, excellent condition, certified & E-tested, sold with warranty. For only $3,995. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto. Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

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

WORK WANTED Action Fast Junk Removal. best prices, 10% Seniors Discount, call driver directly for free quote, 7 days a week. (613)266-0431. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Experienced housecleaning service, very professional and reliable. Free estimates. Call Alissa (613)866-1166. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.

IN MEMORIAM ARMSTRONG In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents Madeleine who passed away December 14, 1991 and Horace who passed away December 11, 1995. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you hear, We will always love and miss you, And wish you were still here. Sadly missed, Wendell and Miriam Ross and Eileen Stanley and Edith and Families

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

Dec. 8

Walden Village Retirement Residence, 27 Weaver Cres., hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea from1 to 4 p.m. For details, call 613-5913991. Community Life is hosting a free dinner of turkey with all the trimmings. There will be fun activities for the kids, a free raffle draw and lots of great people from the community to meet and get to know. The dinner runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2 Beaverbrook Rd. A donation for the Kanata Food Cupboard is suggested. For details, email communitylifeottawa@gmail. com, call 613-270-0611 or visit communitylifeottawa.ca. 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. There are cash prizes, a light lunch and a bar. All are welcome. For details call 613836-2657.

Dec. 9

The Music of Christmas concert will be presented by the choirs of Bells Corners United Church and guests, 3955 Old Richmond Rd. at 3 p.m. Refreshment to follow. For details, call 613-820-8103.

Dec. 10

Community Bible Church

invites seniors to the Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In for coffee, home baked sweets and a Christmas carol sing along from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All seniors are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation. Community Bible Church is at 1600 Stittsville Main St., on the web at cbcstittsville.com, and reachable by phone at 613-836-2606. Please check our web calendar for the date, speaker and/or theme for future months.

Dec. 11

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 Dec. 11 Dr. Janet Biggar, a veterinarian, will speak on Empowered youth become tomorrow’s role models. 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.

Dec. 14

Deadline for nominations for the Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant Community Association annual Christmas Lights Decorating Contest is Dec. 14. Nominate the best decorated homes in Briarbrook, Brookside and Morgan’s Grant with an email with the street address of the home to events@bmgca.ca before midnight. There are great prizes to be won. You can nominate your own home. For details visit bmgca.ca.

Dec. 15

The Kanata Sports Club hosts its Kids Christmas Party from 1 to 3 p.m. This event is open to members’ children/grandchildren. Sign up at the club before Dec. 7. Entertainment, hot dogs and snacks, and of course, every child gets a gift from Santa. For details, visit kanatasportsclub.com, visit the club at 10 McKitrick Dr., 2nd floor of the Jack Charron Arena, or call 613-836-7433.

Dec. 16

Walden Village Retirement Residence, 27 Weaver Cres., hosts a Christmas cookies and treats open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be tea and entertainment from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For details, call 613-591-3991. The Goulbourn Male Chorus presents Welcome Christmas, an old-fashioned, traditional Christmas concert at 3 p.m., at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 young Rd. Guest performers will be the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus and the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers – Kanata. For details visit goulbournmalechorus. com. Hamilton’s singer/songwriter Jacob Moon will be in concert with guest Mike Jansen at 7:30 p.m. at Kanata Baptist Church, 465 Hazeldean Rd. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and can be purchased at ticketwindow. ca, Salem Storehouse (1558 Merivale Rd., or 315 Lisgar St.), or at the church. For details, call 613-592-6959 or visit jacobmoon.com.

Dec. 19

The Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association Christmas Holiday Season Home Lights Contest judging tour will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. The prizes, from Home Depot and Hazeldean Mall, will be announced on Jan. 7 in the community room of Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Dr. beginning at 7:30 p.m. All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are invited to this awards party.

Dec. 20

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

Dec. 31

The Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd., hosts its New Year’s Eve Party. Reception starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Catered by Leatherworks, the dinner includes a roast beef buffet, southern fried chicken and much more. Music will be provided by DJ Bytown Boogie. Tickets are $35 and can be purchase at the branch. For details, call 613591-5570. The Kanata Dance Club invites you to its annual New Year’s Eve Gala at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. This is a non-profit community dance for singles and couples over 30. The gala evening starts with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by a hot buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with DJing by Celebrity Entertainment. Complimentary champagne at midnight, party favors and door prizes will be handed out. Advance tickets are $70 until Dec. 15. For details visit kanatasinglesclub.net, email KSCDanceClub@hotmail. com, or call 613-860-1036.

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Ongoing

Thursdays

Children’s preschool programs are on at the Beaverbrook library. All programs are drop-in. Check the website biblioottawalibrary. ca for details. Make a difference in your community by joining the dynamic team of volunteers at the Ottawa Hospital. Please call volunteer services at 613761-4279 for details. Waste Management has an approved Ontario Electronic Waste depot at 254 Westbrook Rd., open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to drop off electronic items for disposal at no charge. The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit program to buy fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. The cost for a small box is $10, medium box $15, and $20 for a large box. Boxes also contain a newsletter with nutritional information, recipes and cooking tips. For details and to order please call the distribution site Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church, 46 Castlefrank Rd. 613-831-7458 or 613-8606767 and check the website at ottawagoodfoodbox.ca.

Wednesdays

Does food rule your life? Tired of diets that don’t work? Give Overeaters Anonymous a try. Meetings every Wednesday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd. The Kanata Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School at 20 McKitrick Dr. Players of all ages and playing abilities are welcome. Contact Jenny

Kanata Mixed Bowling League is looking for new members. We meet at 7 p.m. at the Merivale Bowling Lanes, 1916 Merivale Rd. Contact Sean Baizana at 613680-4918 or email ronzert@ hotmail.com for details. The Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Kanata, 101 Kanata Ave. For details, visit nepeankanatarotary.com. The Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at 4026 Richmond Rd., Bells Corners Legion. For deatils, visit toastmasters.ca.

Fridays

Ottawa English Country Dance Club meets from 7:30 to10 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. The cost is $10 per evening which counts toward the yearly membership of $60. The first evening is free. For details, visit ottawaenglishdance.org or call Brenda at 613-8390055.

Saturdays

The Kanata Youth Baskeball Association hosts Small Ball from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Jack Donohue Public School, 101 Penrith St. The cost is $130 for boys and girls ages five and six. The KYBA will teach basic skills development, proper footwork, passing, catching, dribbling and shooting.

Sundays

Bingo at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd., every Sunday at 1 p.m. Win up to $1,500 weekly. Play all games for as little as $11. For details, call 613-591-5570.

Thanks all persons and local businesses for their support of the 2012 Poppy and Remembrance Campaign. Please check out the website for further clarification.

www.kanatabr638.ca Moira M. Green Poppy Campaign Chair

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Aries, you will have to work hard at presenting a different image if you want to win over a few more fans. It might take a little time, but it is definitely within the realm of possibility. Taurus, take a break no matter how busy you are this week. It is for your own good to recharge with some R&R and then get back on track at work. Unexpected things can happen when you explore new possibilities, Gemini. Get out there and immerse yourself in other social circles so that you can take advantage of opportunities.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, run your ideas by a few people this week before you make a big presentation. This will help you to revise and tweak anything that needs a little work.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 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. Jame’s “Fifty _____” 2. Scottish game pole 3. Atomic #18 4. Tattered cloth 5. Tokyo 6. Force from office 7. Wigwam 8. Dynasty actress Linda 9. Small mongrel 10. Rapidly departed 11. A corporate leader 13. King of Camelot 16. Mrs. Nixon 17. Macaws 19. Symphony orchestra 21. Cunning 22. Wheatgrass adjective

Last week’s answers

There are too many happy things going on in your life to let any of the negative things bring you down, Libra. Face challenges with a smile, and you’ll sail through. Scorpio, despite firm convictions you cannot change others’ viewpoints all of the time. Don’t be hard on yourself if other people do not see things the same way as you do. Sagittarius, sometimes you may believe there isn’t room for anyone else in the spotlight but you. Don’t let your ego get in the way of friendships. Share the glory.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, give an idea that would require some significant changes its due consideration. This can impact both your career and personal life in a positive way.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Leo, you will be full of energy this week and that energy helps you handle whatever is put on your plate. Take advantage of your productivity with a few days off next week.

It may seem like too much money is going out of your pocket and not enough coming in, Aquarius. But the budget will balance out this month. Rest easy when making purchases.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Virgo, jump on an opportunity to take a vacation. There won’t be many other opportunities this year to enjoy a vacation. So go along even if it’s related to work.

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Start a creative project that can be turned into something you keep for yourself, Pisces. It’s nice to enjoy the fruits of your creative labors.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

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Stock #WQ0389

Stock # Q1304

2009 G37X AWD SEDAN Navigation / Premium Edition

2011 G25X AWD Luxury Edition

Ready for winter with Infiniti’s advanced AWD System and all the servicing is up to date. 79,965 km’s

$29,990*

Former Infiniti Service loaner with all servicing up to date. Ready to take on the snow! 17,906 km’s

72 4.9% $224 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

$29,890*

certified exhilaration

Stock # XQ0253

2010 G37X AWD Sedan Premium Edition

Just traded and originally bought and serviced right here. New brakes just installed and the full service history is available. 54,025 km’s

$31,800*

72 4.9% $236 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

72 4.9% $222 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Stock # WQ0384

2009 G37X AWD Sedan Navigation & Premium

You get your choice of new all-season or snows with this one and all the servicing is done. No surprises, just a great car. 74,675 km’s

$27,900*

72 4.9% $207 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

It’s a sensation unlike any other. The Infiniti Certified Pre-Owned program is crafted to

Stock # Q1659A

Stock # Q1624A

2009 G37X AWD SEDAN Premium Edition

offer you the full Infiniti experience

One owner trade bought and serviced at our dealership with all serviced records upon request. 67,500 km’s

of craftsmanship, luxury and performance

$26,800*

72 4.9% $199 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

at an exceptional value.

2010 M35X AWD Sedan Navigation & DVD

Save almost $30,000 in depreciation on the flagship Infiniti sedan. The benchmark in a full-size luxury sedan. 46,375 km’s

$34,890*

72 3.9% $253 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Canada’s #1 Infiniti Certified Dealer

Stock # XQ0256

2010 G37X AWD SEDAN Premium Edition

• 160 Point Inspection • Coverage up to 96 months / 160,000 km • CarProof Vehicle History Reports • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance • 10 Day / 1,500 km Exchange Policy Financing available from 0.9%

One owner lease returned serviced at our dealership. Unbeatable performance and style for the money. 64,500 km’s

$29,900*

www.tonygrahaminfiniti.com

72 4.9% $222 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Stock # WQ0378

2009 G37X AWD Sedan Premium Package

Get behind the wheel of this luxury sedan to see why all the Infiniti drivers are smiling. Leave the Audi & BMW’s in the rear view. 92,435 km’s

$22,990*

72 3.9% $166 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

2010 NISSAN MAXMIMA SV SPORT & NAVIGATION One owner trade bought and serviced at our Dealership with all service records. Navigation with premium leather. 63,250 km’s

Stock #Q1301

2011 G25X AWD SEDAN Luxury Edition Save thousands on one of our former Infiniti service loaners. AWD performance to drive with confidence. 18,328km’s

$29,890

*

Stock # W2789

$26,900

*

72 4.9% $222 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

% 72 $199 4.9 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Stock #Q1601A

2010 BMW 550i GT Sport Crossover

This Bavarian crossover has it all! Includes the Sport Package, Navigation & DVD. Twin Turbo 4.4-litre and 400 hp! 62,500 km’s

$39,980* R0011785609/1206

Infiniti - Aren’t you glad Tony Graham sells it! E A S T E R N O N TA R I O ’ S P R E M I E R E I N F I N I T I D E A L E R

2185Robertson Robertson Rd. 155 Rd. Just 5 mins West of Bayshore Shopping Centre

1-800-NEW-INFINITI *Plus HST. Anti-theft etching included.

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