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EMC News - As the community is responding to the North Grenville Community Strategic Plan Survey, there is a consistent message surfacing – people choose to live in North Grenville because it’s a great place in which to live. Topping the list of assets valued in the community are the modern hospital expansion, high ranking schools, an enviable library, quality police and fire services, natural space and modern parks and recreation facilities. There is a strong feeling of community that remains despite the growth in population. So in these good times, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of continued engagement with one’s community leaders. Hard work got North Grenville to this place, and hard work will keep it here. On Saturday, March 2 local residents are invited to attend the North Grenville Community Strategic Plan Summit. This is an opportunity to review the survey results and begin putting together the action plan to continue building on the community’s success. Is the community express-

ing any change in vision? Are service expectations being met? How will we continue to manage growth? What steps should be taken to preserve our rural identity?

North Grenville’s mayor and council are seeking everyone’s participation, ensuring the result of this process is a plan that reflects the community’s vision and goals. North Grenville’s mayor and council are seeking everyone’s participation, ensuring the result of this process is a plan that reflects the community’s vision and goals. If you wish to attend the Community Strategic Plan Summit, please RSVP to Tammy Hurlbert at 613-258-9569 ext.123 or by email at (space is limited).


EMC News – The Kemptville Masonic Lodge held its annual Wild Game Dinner at the North Grenville Municipal Centre Feb. 16. Above, Mason Victor Hughes, left, serves up some wild boar hocks to Abigail Ansell and her dad Russell.

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so many terms in the community by saying finding a term like pansexual can, for many, represent the first time in that individual’s life that they have seen themselves in the outside world. “For some people it’s like coming home,” Hergert explained. “What we’re beginning to understand is our diversity,” added Meuren Bostock, LGBT Lanark County member. “We all, as a society, need to start delabeling ourselves.” The upcoming generation of LGBTQ individual is beginning to reclaim the term queer as a general word to describe someone who is not heterosexual. The Brockville Public Library’s support group recently changed its name to the QSA (Queer-Straight Alliance) to reflect its members’ desire of having an inclusive environment. This realization brought about the discussion of when is it acceptable to use a term like queer that has historically been used as an insult. “It’s really the context it’s being used in; the term is fine,” remarked Leigh Bursey, Brockville city councillor. Hergert added having multiple terms is very helpful for support staff in schools, churches or youth centres who may be approached by a youth questioning their sexuality as the terms provide important key words they can search the internet with to find more information. Beth Schilling has spent a

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in support of the LGBTQ community aren’t asking for society to change its values, but to accept and welcome the values of others. “There’s a certain level of learned empathy and tolerance that needs to be taught,” Hergert said. This can be as simple as providing a sign to youth with questions that they are welcome in one’s church, service group or school by placing a rainbow sign at the entrance, flying a flag or placing a poster such as the ones available by LGBT Lanark County in one’s facility. In schools, Hergert is asking teachers to consider adding to their library of books a couple of titles that show healthy, happy gay relationships so LGBTQ students can see themselves within their own society. “That’s a way to signal to kids at a really young age that it’s a safe place to be yourself,” Hergert added of the discussion in general. “We’re talking about a whole person.” The 2011 report showed about 58 per cent of heterosexual students said they were uncomfortable with the comments and experiences they see LGBTQ peers experiencing in their schools. Hergert said this is a very promising statistic showing the desire of a majority of students to be part of the solution to a safer school for all. “When we do this work we’re making it safer for LGBTQ students, but we’re also making it safer for all students,” Hergert said. She noted those students who are not part of the LGBTQ community, but choose to be an ally face their own challenges with stigmatization and being singled out and can require similar protection




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EMC Entertainment – It’s a good thing that Lanark County can laugh at itself. Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, and even Lanark came in for some good-natured ribbing from the boys of the Comedy Nite fundraiser for Lanark County Interval House, at the Carleton Place town hall on Saturday, Feb. 16. Ending off the evening was home-town boy Jim McNally, who had fond memories of growing up in Carleton Place. It had clearly been a while since he’s been back though, which he noted in his act. “My God you’ve cleaned the place up,” said McNally. “It’s gotten so as you can’t take your skidoo down the main street to go to the Queen’s anymore!” While Carleton Place has become a bit more of a subdued suburban commuter town than a rough-and-ready Valley town, McNally wanted to have fun with CP’s new, cleaner reputation. “How many of you are hammered right now?” said McNally, followed by silence. “My God this town has changed! They’ve pretty much run everyone out of town, aye? Take your snow mobiles and ice huts and get out! You’ve got your fancy electricity now.” Fellow comedian Rick Currie also couldn’t resist the urge to poke fun at CP’s new, more respectable persona. “You guys ever heard of AA? (Alcoholics Anonymous)” Currie asked, again met by silence. “Oh, right, I forgot, Carleton Place,” said Currie, a beer by his side. The Rick Mercer Report writer – whose sister works at Interval House – also did not spare CP’s down-south cousin, Smiths Falls, either. Remembering back to a trip he took to see the historic Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia. “See how people used to live 200 years ago,” Currie recalled of the billboards he saw on his way to the site. “I said, ‘Oh? So what! I’ve al-

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EMC News – Stepping onto the stage in the St. Lawrence College cafeteria, Justin Trudeau, federal Liberal leadership candidate, pulled away the lectern and moved back the microphones. Trudeau, MP for the Quebec riding of Papineau, made a stop in Brockville along the campaign trail Feb. 13 to speak with gathered youth and members of the public. With a big smile he moved the podium back which stood between him and the audience. Addressing the young people who watched him attentively, he said health care and pensions are talked more about at election time as the turnout rate for seniors at the polls is at 80 per cent. That leaves issues surrounding education and entering the workforce – issues involving the younger segment of the population – to be discussed less frequently. “Young people disengage,” he said of party politics. “(This leads to) Politicians become less motivated to get engaged (with youth).” The elections process has become focussed on winning, he commented. Candidates often pick a “wedge” issue which offers easy sound bites and solutions. Candidates assure prospective voters they have the answers, leading to Band-

Aid solutions. Focussing on picking and choosing winners and losers, and making easy decisions isn’t the way to go anymore, he noted. “Politics has become focused on division rather than bringing people together,” he stressed. “The challenges facing us as a society are going to require a different way of thinking than we have been applying.” Pulling together as a society to address issues and make decisions involves citizens making their voices heard and engaging in the political process. The roll of members of the public is to understand “you are an essential agent of change within your community” through actions, choices, career paths, he said. “You shape the world around you every single day.” Society needs to expect more and demand more from their leaders, their neighbours and their communities, he added. Following his address, Trudeau fielded a few questions from students who were curious to know his views on senate reform and gun control. In terms of senate reform, he noted those chosen to sit in the senate must be chosen in a very transparent and accountable way to ensure they are committed to their job. As for the gun control debate, he told the audience he



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Changes on the way for CDSBEO school uniforms this September EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) board meeting held Feb. 5 at the board office in Kemptville. Earlier this school year, the CDSBEO formed an ad-hoc uniform committee to review the status of the uniforms for secondary schools. The intent of the committee was to bring forth recommendations to the board of trustees for consideration. The perspectives of trustees, students, senior administration, parents, and principals were represented on the committee. Marg Shea-Lawrence, Superintendent of School Effectiveness, provided an overview of the scope of the committee discussions to the board. The committee first identified and established priorities for consideration, which were discussed with the uniform supplier, RHB Group, who was also involved in considerations. It was agreed that the ultimate goals of having students wear uniforms was to promote unity, to ensure equity, and to instill a sense of pride in the students as they wear their uniform. The committee had an opportunity to provide feedback to the uniform supplier, and to in turn, receive feedback on questions related to supply and demand regarding uniform options. Secondary principals

are scheduled to receive the recommendations, and move forward with full implementation of changes beginning in September 2013. Diagnostic Assessment in Support of Student Learning The Ministry of Education recently released its Policy and Program Memorandum (PPM) 155 on Diagnostic Assessment in Support of Student Learning, outlining how diagnostic assessment tools are to be used effectively to inform teaching and learning practices, in support of student learning. Assessment is the process of gathering information that explicitly reflects how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a particular subject or course. The main purpose of assessment is to improve student learning. Teachers obtain assessment information through a variety of means, which may include observations, student projects, discussions, and student selfassessment, among others. Information from diagnostic assessment is used by teachers and students to determine what students already know and can do with respect to the knowledge and skills identified in the expectations. From this, teachers can plan their next instructional steps and assessment that is differentiated

and tailored to meet the various needs of each learner. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Charlotte Rouleau, provided the board with an overview of PPM 155 Diagnostic Assessment in Support of Student Learning, how diagnostic assessment tools may be used effectively to inform teaching and learning practices in the classroom in support of student learning and achievement, and how its use and implementation have and continue to support, CDSBEO students. Diagnostic assessment are practices which are embedded in the CDSBEO teaching culture, and which have been well identified in the Board Improvement Plan. In essence, effective assessment practices share learning goals, and develop success criteria with students. Information is gathered about student learning before, during, and at the end of a learning cycle. The assessment is then used to guide next steps and help students monitor their own learning, and recognize evidence of learning. Teachers use their professional judgement to select the appropriate assessment tool for students, and to determine the frequency and timing of the practice. Ongoing annual assessment results, such as EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) and OSSLT

(Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) will continue to be administered and results will be analyzed for trends and patterns. Special education assessments will continue to be administered to help identify and support students with special education needs, to determine which programs and or services are needed for these students, and what supports need to be put in place. Currently, school teams collaborate to develop and provide effective programming which is differentiated to meet the needs of each student. Teachers use the information gathered through diagnostic assessments to organize clusters of students with similar learning strengths and needs. Flexible groupings can be formed, and instruction targeted to close a specific identified gap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A school culture of collaboration and sharing becomes significantly enriched when it is rooted in evidence informed, collaborative decision making,â&#x20AC;? explained Rouleau. Through collaborative dialogue, the principal and teachers use the data from the assessment to help support the identification of student needs and track progress to ensure all students succeed. St. Mary CHS water awareness campaign In 2010, the Social Justice

League at St. Mary Catholic High School (CHS) began a water awareness campaign in the school to make students more mindful of the impact of bottled water. The group has been trying to demonstrate to students how reusable water bottles are much cheaper than buying â&#x20AC;&#x153;one-useâ&#x20AC;? water bottles, as well as disseminate information about the harm that plastic bottles cause to the environment, and the conflicts that have arisen over the privatization of water supplies. The awareness campaign also includes the promotion of bottled water free zones, and selling bottled air to raise awareness about water as a basic human right. Student trustee Sean Fry, and Social Justice League cochair Cameron Wales, presented to the board an overview of the concerns surrounding bottled water, the environmental impact, and what St. Mary CHS is doing to help remedy this vast global issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A litre of tap water costs around two thousand times less than a litre of bottled water,â&#x20AC;? explained Fry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Canadian cities, tap water is tested over 120,000 times per year, while bottled water is largely unregulated, and may not be tested at all.â&#x20AC;? The environmental impact is unprecedented as well, as unrecycled bottles pollute

soil, which then contributes to increased scarcity of clean water supplies. In addition, tanker trucks carry water long distances for bottling, and subsequently bottles are then shipped for sale once packaged. The process adds to the use of oil resources for transport, as well as for production of the plastic bottles. Globally, the issue is affecting citizens in developing, unregulated nations as companies move in and privatize water systems. Water is then charged as a commodity and sold to residents, many of whom are impoverished, and unable to afford to pay for water. Recently, the Social Justice League has made plans to install a reusable bottled water refilling station. This station will double as a drinking fountain, but will allow students to easily fill their reusable bottles, in order to help reduce the use of plastic water bottles. The students have decided that for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lenten Project this year, funds will be raised toward the purchase and installation of the station, in addition to funding the construction of a well in Cameroon. This will fulfill their goal to contribute at a local, as well as a global level in their social justice initiative. Submitted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

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Recreation group aims to be catalyst for discussion on healthy living and wellness EMC News – The recently-minted Rural Recreation Association (RRA) is hoping its focus on boosting involvement by residents of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville in recreation will pay off with improved health and wellness throughout the area. Committee vice-chair Richard Kidd, who is also reeve of Beckwith Township, said the RRA will not only work to bring recreation and health professionals together, but will work to ensure municipal, provincial and federal leaders continue to highlight recreation as a way to create healthier communities. “The data supports the premise that those residents who participate in regular

recreation, whether it be organized sports, fitness programming or simple outdoor activities, are generally healthier and have fewer health problems,” said Kidd. “We want to make sure as many people as possible have the opportunity to participate in recreation and that if they want information on recreation opportunities they can find it.” The RRA includes members from nearly all areas of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville community including representatives from municipalities, recreation providers, health, non-profit and educational organizations. In 2009, the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport created the Healthy Communities

Ontario initiative to help enhance the health and well-being of communities through inter-sectoral collaboration, partnerships and community engagement. The aim of this initiative is to facilitate a streamlined, holistic and integrated approach to health promotion and chronic disease prevention. The RRA is just one committee formed under the Healthy Communities Partnership: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. As with the umbrella initiative, the RRA will focus its efforts on bringing professionals together to network, share information and provide capacity-building opportunities for policy and program development.

In addition, the group will organize an annual Recreation Summit which features guest speakers, roundtable discussions, event planning assistance and other efforts all aimed at broadening the discussion and fostering action on recreation in the area. “Our 2012 Recreation Summit was a huge success with special guests like Jason Dunkerley, silver and bronze medalist at

the London 2012 Paralympics,” said Susan Dunfield, RRA member and Manager of Community and Leisure Services with Rideau Lakes Township. “Jason was incredibly inspiring and gave a fantastic presentation on the benefits of exercise and recreation designed to be inclusive of persons with a wide variety of abilities,” Dunfield added. Planning is underway

now for the 2013 Recreation Summit with location and other details to be released as soon as they are available. In the meantime, the RRA is planning a spring outdoor recreation event to be held this year at the Beckwith Township Recreation Facility March 22. While planning is well underway, those looking for more information should visit events.html.

ETFO Upper Canada teacher morale plummets as hearing continues EMC News – As an Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) hearing co-initiated by Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) finished its eighth day, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Upper Canada local president Marg Merpaw expressed concern about plummeting teacher morale. “Teacher morale has been a long-standing concern in UCDSB and is currently at an all-time low. It’s not a problem the school board is aware of but has chosen to ignore for many years,” said Merpaw. Merpaw cites long-term disability statistics showing Upper Canada elementary teachers taking medical leave for depression, stress and other nervous disorders at a rate almost

60 per cent higher than the provincial average for teachers. Merpaw attributes this abnormally high rate to the heavy-handed management style of some senior board staff members – a style encouraged and replicated in many schools. “Filling this OLRB application is just one more example of the belligerent management style that is characteristic of UCDSB,” said Merpaw. “There are 31 public school boards in this province and 29 of them are approaching labour relations in more constructive ways during this challenging time. But, unfortunately, the UCDSB has taken a different approach.” “I have been contacted by many of my members and they are angry and frustrated with their employer’s actions,” stated Merpaw. “This school board was vo-

cal in its opposition to the coercive manner that contracts were imposed by the government, yet it had no hesitation in replicating that approach against its own teachers. Teachers are also very concerned that the school board has chosen to redirect hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for students’ education and classroom resources into legal fees for this OLRB complaint.” “If this board thinks taking ETFO to the OLRB is the way to build bridges with its elementary teachers, it has made a serious miscalculation,” Merpaw added. ETFO Upper Canada Teacher Local represents 1,098 elementary teachers employed by the UCDSB. Submitted by ETFO Upper Canada Teacher Local.


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EMC News – Popular Ottawa Valley musician Freddy Dixon, above, of Smiths Falls helped spearhead and

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Archives Lanark thanks county council for support DEAR EDITOR: Archives Lanark wishes to commend the quick action by Lanark County Council when they passed a strong resolution on Dec. 19 asking that the land documents in the Land Registry Office in Almonte be stored locally rather than be shipped off site. It was sent to several levels of government right up to Dwight Duncan as well as local MPPs, etc. Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson spoke in a teleconference to people of authority, including Robert Matthew, Director of Government Services, regarding the land registry. This resulted in them agreeing to leave the wills and general registers (the index) in the Almonte office. This is good news for family researchers. The next problem the public will be most interested in is contained in Bill 155 (the Strong Action for Ontario Act), which received Royal Assent in June but was not proclaimed before the government was shut down. Over 50 agencies are affected, but the section on Land Registry gives the Director of Titles the power to close and consolidate Land Registry Offices without going back to parliament or local people. This can happen now that the docu-

ments are moved off site. For a concise story on how this will affect you and your pocketbook, Google “Bill 55 Perley-Robertson, Hill, McDougall” where lawyer Martin St. Onge details how all the changes in the system will mean increased fees when you buy or sell land since Teranet, the company digitizing the documents, will be setting the fees. Our thanks go out to the warden and members of Lanark County Council (especially Susan Freeman) who reacted so promptly to this situation. We hope they will keep this problem in the public eye as they network with government officials at the ROMA/ OGRA conference this month. Archives Lanark at 1920 Concession 7 in Drummond (the former Drummond Township office), is happy that we were able to save the documents from 1868 to 1955 which were destined for shredding in the 1990s, so at least we have preserved that much of our heritage. Check our website for details at Marilyn Snedden Chair, Archives Lanark

EMC Editorial - With Old Man Winter still hanging around, many folks are getting a workout courtesy of their shovels. March may be approaching but this year’s Groundhog’s Day predictions differ. Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil and Ontario’s Wiarton Willie, both predicted an early spring, while Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam and Quebec’s Fred differed saying more winter is ahead. Either way, if we get more of the white fluffy stuff, those with shovel in hand need to adhere to some tips to stay safe while clearing snow build up. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, snow shovelling can pose a risk to one’s health. The website explains, “Reports have linked snow shovelling in extreme cold weather to an increased risk of hospitalization or death due to heart attacks.” And so they advise taking precautions, particularly those who have had heart issues or are at risk of heart disease. While physical activity is recommended in the prevention of heart disease and other health problems, “extreme weather conditions” can make any physical activity all that much harder on the body. “Both strenuous exercise and extreme weather independently increase blood pressure, push the heart rate up, and increase blood concentration of fibrinogen, a protein involved in blood clotting. All of these factors contribute to increased heart attack risk,” the site explains. Some tips suggested to avoid potential problems include doing a few minutes of warm-up activities in order to increase the heart rate slowly and to get the body ready for the activity. Take breaks to prevent too much strain on the body. Get help from friends, family, neighbours. Wear clothing that is appropriate for the conditions. Watch weather forecasts and plan ahead for days which might be smoggy, humid, extremely cold, or for when winter storms are to hit. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, any discomfort in the chest, light-headedness, nausea, dizziness, or severe headache, they advise to seek medical attention immediately. For those who get tired, just quit, they say. Avoid shovelling or strenuous activities right after a meal or after drinking alcoholic beverages and don’t stoop to pick up snow, bend at the knees to avoid back troubles. Remember to stay safe and use common sense before heading out to your driveway with shovel in hand and snow removal on the brain.

Mary thinks this time might be the time she can get Emerson EMC Lifestyle – EMC Lifestyle – Emerson wasn’t happy. He was grumpy since he got home from school on Friday and Mother announced that Saturday he would be donning an apron! Mother was high on equality of the sexes back in the days when it had yet to become a popular topic. And so, once a month, the brothers were in the house to do chores, and my sister Audrey and I were sent to the barns. I loved the day we were with Father in the cow byre and the stable, even though he himself did all the heaviest chores. Mother thought any child, male or female, wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans unless they knew how to scrub floors, churn butter, put a meal on the table, and if need be, bake a batch of bread. She drew the line, however, at teaching the brothers to

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sew ever since Emerson was allowed to use the old Singer sewing machine once, just to see how it worked, he said. He sewed the legs closed on Everett’s long underwear, and Mother made him sit that night at the kitchen table and pick out every last stitch with a darning needle! And so that Saturday, bright and early, my three brothers, Everett, Emerson and Earl, were given their lists. Mother was also high on lists, too. On went the long white pinnies. Emerson hated them almost as much as he hated house chores. “If the guys at

the Northcote School ever saw me in one of these, I’d be a goner,” he growled. He glared at me, “and don’t you ever, and I mean ever, tell a soul,” he snarled, “or you will pay dearly.” Suddenly, as if someone had lit a candle over my head, I realized this little bit of knowledge might come in handy down the road. I just might be able to use it to my advantage. And so began a tug-o-war so to speak. When Emerson aggravated me, which was too often to suit me, I would threaten to tell everyone at the Northcote School what

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Emerson looked like in a long white pinnie! I even went as far as to draw a stick lad, wearing an apron and printed Emerson’s name under it. I kept it in my primer book reader at the ready, and made sure Emerson knew it was there. Emerson’s teasing came to an abrupt halt, I can tell you! I finally had him where I wanted him. I took my sister Audrey into my confidence, and even showed her the drawing of the stick lad. At that stage in her life, Audrey was high on religion. She thought what I was doing could be classified as a sin. I mulled over this bit of information, and I certainly didn’t want to bring on the wrath of God, but for the life of me I couldn’t understand for a minute why God would care about a scrap of paper with a stick drawing on it

which was supposed to be my brother Emerson! Well, the whole idea of using it to expose Emerson at the Northcote School wearing a pinnie came to a crashing end not more than a week after I threatened to expose him. It all happened when Three Mile Herman came to school mad as a hatter. Now, Three Mile Herman’s mother and my mother belonged to the Women’s Institute together, and it seems they got to talking about their families. Three Mile Herman said his mother was told by our mother her idea of switching chores between the sons and daughters, and it was good training and made perfect sense if they were ever going to amount to a hill of beans. And that’s all she needed to hear. Mother had earned great respect in the Northcote area

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since everyone knew she had come from New York City, and therefore must be up on all the latest trends and ideas. And so before he could say “ jackrabbit” Three Mile Herman was in an apron doing house chores! Unlike Emerson, he didn’t care who knew it. That didn’t mean he liked either the pinnie or doing house chores, but he like to talk, and he liked an audience, and soon everyone at the Northcote School knew about our brothers and the boys in Three Mile Herman’s family doing house chores! Well, that took the sting off for Emerson. There was someone else at the Northcote School in the same kettle of fish as he as. I had to tear up the picture I drew and kept in my primer book reader, and Emerson was back to making my life miserable.

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New Location! Lot 76 Lee Ave., Smiths Falls

SATURDAY FEB 23, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM 16 Bayview Cres., Smiths Falls – $269,900 MLS#854483 **WENDYHILLIER.COM 613-285-4476

SATURDAY FEB 23, 11:00 AM–12:00PM 184 Golf Club Rd., Smiths Falls - $199,900 MLS 083182803328555 ***LINDA MCKENNA 613-485-0576

SATURDAY FEB 23, 11:00 AM–12:00PM 3 Forest Drive – $273,900 ***TINA MCPHEE 613-285-5133

234 Boyd’s Rd, Carleton Place – $269,900 ***LEE HITCHINS 613-284-7000

81 Poonamalie Rd. – $269,900 **WENDYHILLIER.COM 613-285-4476

667 Churchill Rd. – $349,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

11 Oakridge Cres. – $289,500 *PAULINE AUNGER 613-285-9158

2096 Rosedale Rd. – $384,500 *PAULINE AUNGER 613-285-9158

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142 Semier Lane, Tay Valley – $146,000 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

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4 McKenzie Ave., Smiths Falls – $173,000 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363





5 Helen Street, Smiths Falls – $104,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

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181 Harold St., Smiths Falls – $259,900 ***LEE HITCHINS 613-284-7000

147 Cty. Rd. 36, Maberly – $89,900 MLS: 091191401022300 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

191 Clarchris Rd., Tay Valley – $219,500 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

66 Winnifred St. N. Smiths Falls - $121,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

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612 Ireland Rd. – $239,900 ***LEE HITCHINS 613-284-7000


377 Hands Rd. – $349,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585


263 Yacht Club Rd., Rideau Ferry – $349,900 *** JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467


SATURDAY FEB 23, 2:00 PM–4:00PM 2090 Bathurst Upper 4th Conc. Perth – $369,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467


11 DeCaria Blvd., Perth – $319,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

161 Semler Lane, Tay Valley – $299,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363



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Ivan Hodgins


Mark Lee


Brian Cavanagh


Michelle Fournier


Jeffrey Weir


Sheri D’Aoust


George Edwards


Doug Forde


Stan Suffel


Peter Maddock


Wendy Hillier

THE EMC - 9 - Thursday, February 21, 2013


Elaine Perry


Bob Arnold


Lee Hitchins


Tina McPhee


Jennifer Aunger


Linda McKenna


Connie McNamee



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67–69 CHURCH ST E – $169,900 NAN BELL**








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30 BELL AVE – $224,900 ROB GARVIN*

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2 Wilson Street East, Perth





32 MCLEAN BLVD., BRICK BUNGALOW $210,900 Quiet no-thru street makes this the perfect location & neighbourhood to live- solid 3 bedrm brick bungalow on a lovely 75x100 lot. In good condition & larger than it looks. Side door entrance in from large 14x27 carport into bright kitchen with room for a table- pocket door closes off dining room which is open to spacious living rm, bedrooms are all a good size each with closets & 2 windows- 4 pce bath has new toilet, sink & counter top, insulated lower level with ideal space for rec room, 2 pce bath (roughed for shower) and laundry/ utility/storage area. All windows have been replaced, gas furnace (5-6 yrs), central air (2 yrs), paved driveway, cement patio for gazebo in backyard, paved driveway, flexible possession. Directions: turn off Wilson St. W. on to George, right to Mclean Blvd. MLS# 092103008012000. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

1210 Drummond Conc. 1, LARGE OUTBUILDINGS $264,000 If you are looking for a super location to run a home business, have room for hobbies or just want extra space to work at stuff in a great sized garage, then this is the place for you- just minutes to Perth on paved road- outbuildings/garages are exceptional, high ceilings, tall garage doors, concrete floors, insulated, oil furnace heats 2 areas 21.9 X 22.9 + 23.6 X 23.6 with 9 ft door plus un-insulated space 19 x 23 with two 9 ft doors. Kennel/hen house with fenced area, open ended storage plus drive thru shed- 1150 sq. Ft. House is in good condition, open concept living, dining & kitchen area, 3 good sized bedrooms, 4 piece bath/laundry on main levelmostly finished family rm, office, bedrm & utility on lower level- natural gas line at front of property line- 24 ft above ground pool, loads of parking & room to turn around directions: Drummond Conc. 1, Turn off Hwy. 43 Near 3m, follow to 1210. MLS# 091991901004308. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY FEB 23 & SUNDAY FEB 24, 1:00-2:30PM 113 Elizabeth Drive, Rideau Ferry ON $649,000. LIVE ON THE RIDEAU! Within minutes of Historic Perth & an easy commute to Ottawa. Excellent paved access just off Rideau Ferry Road in the Hamlet of Rideau Ferry. Fantastic location between Ottawa and Kingston. Restaurant, marina and convience shopping nearby. This year round home has been meticulously renovated, with exception quality finish and workmanship throughout – must been seen to appreciate. Flexible Living and dining area shares a gorgeous wood burning fireplace with a decorative mahogany/marble mantle. Gleaming Merbau, maple and oak hardwood flooring along with quality ceramic, porcelain and marble flooring. Spacious family room with fireplace and patio doors leading to deck overlooking lake. Like paging through a magazine – each room offers fresh ideas and decor. Master bedroom features a beautiful ensuite bath with heated marble flooring. Games room could easily be an in-law suite or private quest suite with its own 3-pc bathroom, wet bar and lakeside balcony. New propane On-Demand boiler – efficient heating and domestic hot water. Landscaped grounds with fenced yard, large permanent dock/lakeside deck with covered boat port and boat lift. Attached 2 car garage with interior entry. MLS# 856822. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

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Andrew Rivington* 613-812-3280

Joanne Bennell* 613-812-0505

Bob Ferguson* 613-812-8871

Barbara Shepherd* 613-326-1361

Christian Allan* 613-207-0834

Oral Pretty* 613-264-0123

THE EMC - 10 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Julia Scotland** 613-390-0401

Norene Allan* 613-812-0407

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Saturday, February 23, 11am - 12pm 346 Poonamalie Road, RR#3 $184,900 MLS: 853962 EN OP USE O H

Saturday, February 23, 1pm - 2pm 168 Station Rd., Smiths Falls Rural $374,000 MLS: 856721

Sunday, February 24, 1pm - 2pm 65 Bacchus Island Rd., RR#1 $242,900 MLS: 855266 E BIL MO

38 Birch Dr., Port Elmsley $89,900 MLS: 856529

62 Pearl St., Smiths Falls $269,900 MLS: 856707



Sunday, February 24, 11am - 12pm 84 Lavinia St. $199,500 MLS: 848212

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MAGICAL 1940 VINTAGE HOME AN ECLECTIC DESIGN SURE TO ENHANCE THE LIFESTYLE YOU NESTLED IN THE HEART OF UI H DESIRE. This splendid 2 stry home HERITAGE PERTH. Motivated by G S ING N offers space for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s active family. FE ETT an appreciation of the Arts & Crafts S A chic Nat Gas FFP is the focal point movement this 1 ½ Stry has been in the open con Lvg/Dnr with gleaming lovingly restored with sparkling Birch Maple ďŹ&#x201A;rs & patio door that leads Flrs, newly designed Kit, handy ML to a private retreat with an artistic Den & Lvg Rm. Cream & coffee color interlocking stone patio. ML boasts palette is sure to awake the senses. stunning Maple Kit with Whirlpool Awesome 2nd Fl Loft/Bdr offers Stainless Steel Appl, Laundry /shower fabulous Yukon Oak plank Flrs. There OPEN HOUSE and inside entrance to att Single Gar, are no Limits to the possibilities this OfďŹ ce/Den. Newly ďŹ nished Fam/Games SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 1-3 PM expansive area offers. Enjoy Colorful Rm with crown moulding and easy keep laminate create a fun space for Games/Movie nights. Gardens, In-ground Pool & mature maples in this remarkable home. INSPIRED BY ART WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN CARLETON PLACE, SCHOOLS & DAYCARE! MLS#: DECO DESIGNS AND INNOVATION! MLS#: 851137 858290



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2453 10th Con. Beckwith 39.5 acres of gorgeous forest and open ďŹ elds. All brick bungalow, huge out-building, lots of upgrades.

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2-4PM 231 POOLE DRIVE - TRILLIUM EST, PERTH 15-19 PERTHMORE ST., PERTH Great opportunity to purchase fully rented triplex. 2 bed units, integral garage, open plan living area with fireplace, ensuite main floor bath. $690,000 Call Rebecca Wissler 613-264-9481

3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters w/en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining/living, gas fireplace. Main floor laundry, study, home is heated & cooled by Geo Thermal system excellent running costs, lots of upgrades &storage 3 car att garage. $525,000 Host Demi Thompson: 613 264 4330

LANSDOWNE 21-25 PERTHMORE ST., PERTH Bank of 3 townhouses, built 2012, 3 bed units, open plan living area, garage, balcony, main floor laundry. Fully rented, downtown location. $690,000 Call Rebecca Wissler 613-264-9481

Updated 2 storey hobby farm on 96 acres w/ detached garage/workshop & 7 stall barn. 3 beds, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry, lg master w/ample closets & Jacuzzi tub. Property completely fenced. Midway between Brockville & Kingston. $359,900

Immaculate home in family-friendly neighbourhood won’t last long! 2 fully finished levels - Upgraded windows, entry & gar door, sunroom, 35yr shingles, HE gas furnace & stove, c/air, flooring. 2 new baths, professionally landscaped & more! $269,900 Host: Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

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SATURDAY FEB 23RD - 1:00 -2:30PM 1737 Drummond Con 10A

SHARBOT LAKE PERTH Fully renovated bright 3 bd character property. Gleaming hardwood, Open plan living/dining, den, lg kitchen & bath, mud/laundry rm. Sun rm, bonus attic room, Dble gar, great functional basement /storage total turnkey property. Central Perth $349,900

Award-winning custom home on 1.1 acre private waterfront lot! Completely re-designed/ ren’d 06. Custom kitchen w/granite, 3-season sunrm. Lux master w/ spa-like ensuite & private sitting area w/ breathtaking views! Extensively landscaped, heated db-garage/workshop. $829,000



Private sidesplit on 14 scenic acres. 3+2 beds, 2 full baths, bright roomy kitchen/dining area & finished lower level walkout. Oversized 2 car garage with full 2nd storey – perfect as workshop or studio. $319,000

Larger than it looks! This family home has lots of space for everyone,4 beds, family & rec rooms. Open plan kitchen dining, formal living room cozy wood stove on lower level, laundry room, plenty of storage, close to town & 2.83 acres to play in $249,000


FRONTENAC COUNTY STITTSVILLE TAY VALLEY 3 bed brick bungalow in private setting, 15 mins to Perth. Lg rec room on lower level w/cozy woodstove. Low maintenance home to call your own. $242,500

Many upgrades to this Ashcroft home in great location. Expansive master – luxury ensuite, huge walk in closet. Open plan concept living/kitchen, fireplace, storage, patio doors to large deck, fenced yard. $415,000

Get away from the hustle & bustle in this charming cottage nestled in the woods! Furnished 2-3 Bd, 4 pc bth, lrg kit/liv rm w/wet bar & spacious multipurpose rm. Storage outside w/2 outdoor sheds w/ electricity. Enjoy access to over 100 acres & beach at Garrison Lk. $110,000



Year-round home/cottage on very private 1 acre lot w/200ft clean waterfront & great access! 3bed/2bath with gorgeous elevated views to enjoy from upper & lower decks! Well & septic in place. No public access to Black Lake ensures tranquil, pristine water to enjoy! $249,000

Embrace ‘Mill on the Park’ lifestyle! This luxuriously appointed Townhome has been completely renovated & boasts approx 2300 sqft, 3 beds & 3 baths. 40ft riverside terrace overlooks Stewart Park! This stunning stone beauty is one of Perth’s true heritage gems! $569,000

NEAR PERTH Country living at its best! Newly renovated 7 unit building with detached bungalow spacious units – lots of parking – 5 minutes to Perth. Seller will consider a possible trade or possible V.T.B. $689,000

SMITHS FALLS FOR SALE OR LEASE: 2,200 sqft, 3 bay Mechanic /Welding Shop with 480 sq ft office space. Fantastic Location! $219,000

OMPAH Great family home on quiet 4.9 acres. 4 beds, 2 baths. Completely renovated. Det single garage with carport. Fully finished lower level with walkout & storage. Walking distance to Palmerston Lake & many walking trails. $159,900

CARLETON PLACE 2 bed, 1 bath 60 x 12 mobile home on large lot. Large storage shed included, come enjoy an adult community close to amenities and Mississippi Lake. $59,900

Large 4 bed 2 bath family home, spacious eat in kitchen living room w/dbl doors to dining /family rm. Main level laundry. Upper floor study/ exercise area. Hardwood floors, loads of storage/walk in closets & original features. Close to HWY 15. $215,000.

Quality built 1150 sq ft 3 bd bungalow. New kitchen, lrg open concept living; new bth, windows, door, furnace, h/w tank, wiring & plumbing. Det garage w/ shed. $235,000 PLUS COMMERCIAL BUILDING 1300sqft. Main showrm, maintenance & storage, office, parking. Good traffic flow, easy access from hwy. $34,900 Host Paul Gordon 613-390-2281

SUNDAY FEB 24TH 1- 2:30PM 24 CHURCH ST, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. Renovated home in a quiet neighbourhood. Open concept kitchen/ NR CARLETON PL. Period home features 4 bds, 3 bths, fam rm, eat-in breakfast nook, formal liv/din, hdwd flrs & staircase. 3 kitchen, dining, formal living, ensuite, laundry. Sits season front porch. Mn flr master w/4pc bth, Jacuzzi, on 153 acres w/large outbuildings & facilities espe- sky lights. Det heated & cooled workshop. $339,900 Host Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 cially for horses. Move in condition. $579,900


DREAMS FOR SALE - CHOOSE WISELY… CHOOSE THE EMC - 12 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $315,000 Host Randy Cavanagh: 613-464-1000


SMITHS FALLS 2 storey Century home near hospital. 4 bedrooms + den, 2 full baths. Living room, dining room; full useable attic. Laundry on main level. Basement is high and dry. Updated wiring and plumbing, Metal roof ‘11. $188,000.

Charming 2 storey, 3 bed 2 bath country home on 5 acres by the Mississippi River. Living room w/ unique wood stove, office & family room. Open & spacious living areas. Heated 2 car det garage. Potential for horse activity. $365,000 Host: Paul Gordon 613-390-2281



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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 211 Broadway St. W. – $317,900 MLS® 858098 Hostess: Darlene Graham**


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 19 B Basswood Cres., – $559,900 MLS® 856331 Hostesses: Lisa Brennan-Trudel***/Judy Charles***










SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 40 Oak Street – $163,500 MLS® 856331 Hostesses: Marcella Best***/Lisa Brennan-Trudel***

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 61 Lavinia St. – $154,900 Hostess: Darlene Graham**

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 11:00 AM-12:30 PM 422 Cty. Rd. 29, Toledo – $219,000 MLS® 851371 Hostess: Marcella Best***






CALL NOW/EMAIL for a confidential meeting Diane Hatfield, Broker/Manager

REGAN LEE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 5 Ford Crescent – $249,900 MLS® 855949 Hostess: Jennifer O’Brien***

Broker 700 Darling Rd. – $239,000 MLS® 853205

100 Rocky Lane – $399,900 MLS® 848098

56 John St. – $259,900 MLS® 856441

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Harold McKay** 613-831-3110

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Danielle Massey* 613-250-0377

Julie McKay* 613-867-3813

Open concept liv rm/din rm, 3 bdrms, 2 bathrms on the main floor & the lower level has a bdrm, 4pc bathrm & laundry rm, access to the garage.Above ground pool with a large size deck. Call Liz Powell

Mandy Rose* 613-831-3110




3014 9th Line Rd.

2696 7th Line Rd This home boasts a beautiful new kitchen with high-end appliances, large living room with cathedral tongue and groove pine ceiling, pine flooring & gas fireplace. The addition has a large family/games room with a fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 2pc bathroom. Call Liz Powell

Liz Powell* 613-314-5455

Kathi Norton* 613-867-8945


3 bedroom bungalow sits on a 1 acre lot about 10 minutes from Carleton Place. 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms on the main level. Two rooms with bay windows. 7” distressed hardwwod flooring & ceramic tile. Call Liz Powell

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Chris Norton* 613-769-0828


Minutes from Almonte

OPEN HOUSE SUN FEB 24 2-4PM 9 Goldridge Drive

143 Stonewater Bay, Carleton Place

On 3.3 acres, 2 in-law suites. Many uses: large family home, home-based business, B&B, extended family needs or potential rental income Major upgrades Must be seen to be truly appreciated. $649,900. Call Jack Fulton 613-552-7680

Kanata Lakes; Stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Great floor-plan with modified, luxurious 2nd floor. Pride of ownership with high end, quality upgrades throughout. 3 season cedar room and one of a kind backyard oasis. Call Mandy Rose

Stunning Cardel Custom home “Sussex” model. Over $55K in upgrades, open concept kitchen and living area, granite counters, hardwood and tile floors, 2 pc powder room, private dining area and office space/den. Call Kathi Norton 613-867-8945

1311 Perth Rd – 6.9 Acres 260 McGregor Dr.

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Switching off portable devices every so often can be liberating EMC Lifestyle – I have just returned from a business-related visit to Tennessee. Carleton Place, where we have lived for 37 years, is twinned with the city of Franklin, a booming suburb of the state capital, Nashville. I am the current chair of the Carleton Place Sister City Committee. The working visit was to plan joint activities involving our communities in 2013, particularly the annual Student Exchange which marks its eighth anniversary this year. I was accompanied by my friend and committee colleague Frank LeBlanc. A Tennessee board member and friend picked us up at Nashville airport. The day before she emailed her cell phone number to ensure we would connect if we happened to zig instead of zag when leaving baggage claim. Turns out we didn’t need to call each other anyway. I had my cell phone but I didn’t use it – not during the entire trip. Some family and acquaintances wanted to keep in touch while I was away. “Send an email, text or tweet and let me know how it’s going,” one friend suggested. “I won’t have email capability when I’m down there,” I replied. “And I don’t text – not ever!” “You mean you don’t have a Blackberry,” she asked, incredulously. It’s true. Besides a cell phone, we don’t own any other portable device. We don’t have any plans to acquire one either. When I’m at home I am very accessible (too accessible) by email or telephone. A friend in England keeps encouraging me to add texting to my repertoire. “It’s fast, easy and cheap,” Martin states. I always tell him the same thing in reply. “Sorry, I have enough emails and phone calls to contend with in a day. I don’t want to start texting. To me it is just another time waster.” Frank and I are of one mind on this subject. The only reason he has a cellular telephone is for emergencies. Fortunately there are precious few of those. Neither of us turned on a cell phone during our visit to wonderfully warm Tennessee. I know I am a rare person today. But I actually look forward to being away from my computer and telephone(s). We have a hands-free phone in the car too. So many people today are captive to their mobiles. I have complained previously in this space that I believe portable communications units have turned us into a very rude and selfish society. The problem with smart phones is that they shift the users’ attention away from everything and everyone they are in contact with during a typical day. How often have you gone to a restaurant, the theatre or attended a meeting during

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which someone’s cell phone rings? It happens constantly. Worse yet is the experience of meeting someone or having them come into your home and then watch as they constantly check their portable device for messages and, worst of all, answer the messages in your presence. Rude behavior To me, anyone who spends their entire day following this kind of script needs to do some serious self-evaluation. Don’t they know it is rude – even offensive – to put themselves into a certain setting and then spend all of their time checking and answering messages! How do the people they are with feel? I know many people share my opinion. This sort of questionable behavior is an addiction with far too many today. Instant communications obviously has its advantages. It’s great to be able to contact family and friends (or the authorities) when you have to do so. However, is it really necessary to instantly know what all of your contacts are doing at every moment of the day? Kathleen often says, “How did we survive when there weren’t cell phones.” Of course we both know the answer. It’s a standing joke with us now. The truth is we got along just fine, thank you very much! Before the arrival of the portable phone there was always the option of a phone booth to make a call when you were away from home. Call boxes were plentiful once. A by-product of the technology boom is that phone booths are now few and far between and they will soon be extinct. So even if you don’t want a cell phone you are virtually forced to have one in order to communicate outside your home or office. Using mobile phones occasionally is all well and good. Living on these devices is another matter entirely in my opinion. What people do in their private lives is their own business. The problem with smart phones and the like is that we are often forced to share the private lives of others as they unfold in public. Do I really want to hear what Party A. intends to do tonight, as outlined to Party B. in a phone conversation in a restaurant or another public place? I definitely do not! But when an individual lays out their life story in a loud voice in a public place we have little choice. Railways, for example, have been forced to advertise quiet cars where cell phones

are forbidden. That’s how many people are offended by this sort of behavior. We travel by rail in Britain regularly. Over there many people ignore the posted signs and use their phones anyway, counting on the fact staff members rarely patrol the carriages. So even in the “Quiet Car” you are regaled with tales of what the person in the next seat did the previous evening. Some of the conversations are very personal – far more personal than I wish to hear. In the United Kingdom, where the portable device craze began much earlier than in Canada, behavioral studies have revealed the disadvantages of becoming hooked on these electronic gizmos. At the head of the list are the very complaints I have just written about. People have become disconnected from virtually everything around them. A professor at the London (England) School of Economics who has studied this growing phenomenon suggests “happiness is not owning the latest, smartest, mobile phone, but is, in fact, having the phone switched off.” Professor Paul Dolan told the London Daily Telegraph newspaper, “Turning your phone off and enjoying being with your friends is much better for you than constantly checking your phone and emails.” His point, which he says is capturing more and more converts, is that our super-connected world is also becoming dangerously disconnected from the things that really matter. Those who have studied portable device users’ behavior patterns say switching off your phone can improve your emotional health. People who have taken this route have actually reported becoming resentful of their electronic “hand cuffs” when they had to turn them back on for some reason. Facebook, Twitter – whatever. It’s all there for you anytime you are compelled to visit social networking sites. Do yourself a favour. Switch off, sit back and relax a little. It can be a very liberating experience. Better still try engaging with those who really matter, the people you have chosen to be with at a particular time and place. Instead of tuning them out, tune in your spouse, family members, friends or acquaintances. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the result. Electronic devices have become little more than a bad habit for untold millions. It would be nice if more people returned to the real world and at the same time gave the rest of us a break from their addictive behavior. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: Just don’t expect an instant answer – LOL!


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Heart and Stroke Foundation raises important funds locally By MARLA DOWDALL

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The following is the second in a series of articles which will appear weekly during February. February is Heart Month across Canada. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Lanark, Leeds, Grenville and Renfrew Counties serves a very large area, from Cardinal to Gananoque, Perth to Kemptville, Westport, Pakenham and more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a very large footprint. The foundation is a volunteer based organization which â&#x20AC;&#x153;canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do what we do without volunteers,â&#x20AC;? stressed Ann Henry, area manager for Brockville. The organization funds lifesaving research, advocates and educates â&#x20AC;&#x153;to diminish death and disease due to heart disease and stroke,â&#x20AC;? she noted. Funds raised go towards those functions. For example, last year the Heart and Stroke Foundation gave the Ottawa Heart Institute over $1.6 million research dollars. Henry emphasized the two organizations are very separate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of our money goes to research funding. They wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to do what they do without what we give them,â&#x20AC;? she said. Dollars raised also go towards education for the public and children in order to help promote heart healthy activities. Henry noted the foundation has switched gears throughout the years, from previously advocating for non smoking, now the shift has gone to encouraging more physical activity. Automated External Defibrillator (AED)s in pub-

lic places have also been funded through the organizations. Henry noted less than five per cent of people who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital service survive. With the availability and use of public AEDs their chances of survival increase up to 75 per cent. Forty-eight lives to date in

Ontario, have been saved by the use of public AEDs. While covering such a large area, the Brockville office only has four staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We rely on the help and assistance of supportive volunteers,â&#x20AC;? Henry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have excellent volunteers and always need more.â&#x20AC;? Campaigns taking place

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EMC News – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, last week announced important safety regulations requiring new vehicles in Canada to include shoulder belts in the rear centre seat. “Ensuring the safety of Canadian families is very important to our government. That’s why our government is enhancing vehicle safety standards to better protect the travelling public,” said Minister Lebel. “Making shoulder belts mandatory in the rear centre seat will reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads,” he continued. The amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations include a significant update to Standard 208, Occupant Restraint Systems in Frontal Impact. In addition to introducing a mandatory requirement for lap and shoulder seat belts in the rear centre seat, these amendments will make vehicles safer by:

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Shutterbugs: Show your love of Lanark County in photo contest EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you love Lanark County and want a way to show it, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance. Lanark County Tourism is hosting an â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love Lanark County Photo Contestâ&#x20AC;? that kicked off on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day (Feb. 14) and runs until May 1. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a keen eye

for beauty and fun, then express yourself through your camera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know people love Lanark County, but everyone loves it for different reasons,â&#x20AC;? says Marie White, county tourism manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to see it from your perspective. What do you love about this place? Is it

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The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers all over the world and winning photos will be published in marketing materials that promote Lanark County as a tourism destination. Photos must be taken within Lanark County and will be judged by a host of tourism professionals.

Girls Inc. hosts self-defense workshops this March EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada (Girls Inc.) is now taking registrations for Living Safe in My World, a new selfdefense workshop. Through participation in this workshop, girls will learn the negotiation, assertiveness and self-defence skills that will help them to effectively deal with uncomfortable social situations and lead safer lives in their homes, at school, in their communities and online. Living Safe in My World empowers girls to know

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Sisters Kirra and Maddy Martin have found their niche with the Mudds Youth theatre group. The pair will be performing in the upcoming production of ‘Annie Jr.’ in the roles of orphans Molly and Tessie at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium.

Legion launches national letter writing campaign funeral and burial support is an urgent issue for Second World War and Korean War veterans. The majority of these men and women are in their 90s; approximately 2,000 pass on each month. “Starting today, we are calling on our approximately 330,000 members to

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performed in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Pirates of Penzance Jr.’ and are playing the roles of orphans Molly and Tessie in the current show ‘Annie Jr.’ Their mom, Kate, tells me the girls have always loved being on stage and performing since they were three-yearsold, but when Maddy saw ‘Into the Woods,’ her interest was sparked. For Kirra it was her role as the Joker in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ that really brought out her personality and gave her confidence and she adores performing! “The people of the Mississippi Mudds welcomed the girls so whole-heartedly that the girls felt so at home they stopped missing what they used to have. Both girls have grown so much and learned so much from everyone, not just in theatre skills but in confidence and maturity,” says Kate. I asked the girls if they get nervous before a performance. Maddy, “not much anymore,”

though she finds the encouragement from other cast members very helpful. Kirra, on the other hand, claims, “yes, of course I do!” Talent is not limited to the young girls in the Martin family. Kate, too, is very involved with the Mudds, although she made it very clear no acting for me. Kate has done set painting (and does an amazing job, if you saw the sets in ‘Aladdin’). She also does hair and makeup for the theatre group. She is currently the choreographer for’ Annie Jr.’ ‘Annie Jr.’ will have performances on Feb. 22 and March 1 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 23, 24 and March 2. Tickets are $10, available from the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce at the old train station (132 Coleman Street). Call 613-257-1976 or check out the Mudds’ website at for more information. Pat Black is a member of the Mudds publicity team.

Conference Explored Opportunities for Economic Prosperity through Tourism at Calabogie Peaks Resort February 13th. Pembroke, ON. The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) brought together economic developers, destination marketers, funding partners, and government organizations for a day of collaborative discussion around strengthening the tourism industry in Ontario’s Highlands. The conference included a presentation of the Ontario Tourism Investment Strategy, the OHTO Tourism Development Partnership Program and a workshop delivered by the Tourism Café from Victoria, BC, on how to enhance the visitor experience by focusing on what the traveler wants instead of selling what a destination has to offer. “It is no secret our rural communities have been struggling to revitalize their economies,” but Nicole Whiting, Manager of OHTO stated “momentum is building around exploring ways to support growth in the tourism and hospitality sector. More and more of our community leaders understand the significant economic impact a visitor has on a community both in terms of their immediate visit, but also in terms of the potential to convert that visitor into a resident or business owner. We were very excited to provide a forum to learn about what we need to do as a destination to become more appealing to the visitor.” Attendees were surprised to learn this may not mean investing more in advertising. Nicole explains, “Competition in the tourism industry is fierce and successful destinations are not necessarily the ones that have the biggest marketing budgets. These destinations understand the importance of creating positive memorable experiences for the consumer and this “experience” is a combination of their stay accommodations, the activities they take part in with operators, right down to the service they receive at a local gas station. If the visitor leaves feeling valued and has experienced something truly unique, not only will they be back, but they will be sharing their stories with their friends and family.” The conference provided attendees with the information they need to understand how they can work together collaboratively to ensure their communities meet the needs of the visitor. Sources of support available to organizations looking at developing programs around destination development were also shared. The OHTO is a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. The OHTO works in collaboration with eight sub-regional marketing organizations, tourism agencies and authorities including: Algonquin Nation, Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce,, Haliburton Highlands, Lanark County Tourism, Land O’ Lakes Tourist Association, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, and the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. Find out more about the OHTO at R0011924228

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EMC Entertainment – The Mississippi Mudds performance of ‘Annie Jr.’ is fast approaching. My understanding is that there are seven sets of siblings in the cast. I would like to introduce you to two sisters whom I have had the pleasure of performing on stage with, Maddy and Kirra Martin. Maddy is 11 and Kirra is nine. The girls moved to Carleton Place from Burlington two and a half years ago. They were sad to leave their dance friends, as they were heavily involved in competitive dance (ballet and highland) there. That all changed when they were invited to see the Mudds Youth production of ‘Into The Woods.’ They were excited and totally wanted to get involved, and I’m sure decided that Carleton Place wasn’t that bad a place after all! The girls have not looked back, performing in both the Mudds adult productions and youth productions. They have



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MVFN talk explores many different roles of earthworms By LINDA MOSQUIN


Paul Gray, right, scientist with the Applied Research and Development Branch, OMNR in lively discussion with Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) president Ken Allison, left, and member Neil Carleton after his recent MVFN talk on earthworms held at the Almonte United Church. mate Change models show the warmest trends of between nine and 10 degrees, in the northern latitudes, and four and five degrees in our area by the end of the century. Earthworms can be killed by freezing but they have developed systems to avoid this happening. As climate warms they will continue


to move forward into our northern forests. Earthworms are classified into three ecological groups, namely endogeic. These are rich soil feeders, topsoil dwellers, have no pigmentation, make horizontal burrows, and are small (approximately 7.5 to 12.5 cm). Epigeic earthworms are top-

litter feeders and dwellers; they are pigmented, make no burrows and are the smallest (at 7.5 cm). Anecic earthworms are larger (12.5 to 20 cm) earthworms which are litter and soil feeders and dwellers, dorsally pigmented, and make extensive permanent vertical burrows. Given the different strata

of the soil the different earthworms groups reside in and their burrowing habits, it is no surprise that the impact on forests from earthworms is greatest when all three kinds of earthworms are present. As they move into a forest, one can see the edge of the healthy, rich, thick horizon zone meeting the edge of the ‘denuded’ soil caused by earthworms eating up much of the available organic material. Organic layers are lost, protozoa are eaten, micro-arthropod eggs are damaged and microfauna are preyed upon. Plant communities are weakened and often destroyed. Invasive earthworms do most damage to hardwood forests, such as those consisting of maple, basswood, red oak, poplar, or birch species. So a forest that once had a lush understory ends with a single species of native herb and essentially no tree seedlings. Over time (spreading five to ten metres a year) earthworms change the forest soils from a fungal to a bacterial dominated system which hastens the conversion of leaf litter to mineral compounds, starving the plants of organic nutrients. This change in soil eliminates seedlings, ferns, and wildflowers. There is evidence emerging that changes caused by alien earthworms See MVFN page 22



EMC News – The following is a report by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) member Linda Mosquin of a recent MVFN talk held in Almonte. The talk by Dr. Paul Gray of the Applied Research and Development Branch, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources was the third in MVFN’s ongoing 2012-13 lecture series “Nature Beneath Our Feet.” As a gardener I have dug up many earthworms in our flower and vegetable gardens and have long considered the earthworm to be a friend, always marveling at its ability to break up, aerate and improve the soil. Or, as our MVFN’s speaker Dr. Paul Gray of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) more largely described them, as “...ecological engineers famous for their ability to ingest and integrate soils through different layers, for their contribution to agricultural productivity, for their role as food for wildlife and for use by anglers as fish bait.” Many animals eat earthworms…think crows, gulls, skunks, flickers, robins and others. In Ontario the business of exporting worms to the United States is valued at $110 million a year and involves a migrant work force picking worms at night. And

with agricultural fields and pastures in Ontario using more than five million hectares of soil, the earthworm would appear to be a seemingly benevolent creature. Indeed, the earthworm helps the economy, but as our speaker pointed out, with warmer climate change due to humans burning fossil fuels, the evolving earthworm story in Canada/North America is more complex and darker. Native Ontario earthworms, where they existed, are believed to have been eradicated with the Wisconsin glaciers 10,000 years ago and southern native species did not manage to re-colonize this area. Thus our forests developed in the absence of earthworms until they arrived with soils (for ballast) and plants brought here by European settlers. So at present 17 European non-natives and two North American (non-native to Ontario) earthworm species thrive in the province. Some of these earthworms are invasive and with our warming climate it is becoming more apparent that there is a potential for range expansion of these worms in Ontario’s forested ecosystems. Already much damage has been done to the forest habitat around the Great Lakes. Gray presented a number of detailed charts depicting the warming trend for climate change in Ontario. The International Panel on Cli-

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Indeed, the lowly earthworm helps the economy, but as Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) Dr. Paul Gray recently told an MVFN audience in Almonte, the evolving earthworm story in North America is more complex. He is co-author of an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 2012 report, shown above, on the implications of a possible range expansion of earthworms. acidic they will find it easier to establish themselves. The species were ranked low, medium or high for invasion potential. The full details of their findings are contained in the OMNR report released in 2012: ‘Implications of a Potential Range Expansion of Invasive Earthworms in Ontario’s Forested Ecosystems: A Preliminary Vulnerability Analysis’ which Gray co-authored with others and which was released in 2012. The speaker had copies of this excellent report at the lecture and it is also available online at the OMNR website www. ClimateChange/Publication/ STDPROD_092882.html. How do earthworms trav-

el into forested areas in Ontario? With human help of course! Fishermen dumping bait near forested areas, gardeners moving compost, road building, or ATV tiretreads or truck tire-treads which have adult worms and cocoons (egg cases), could all start an earthworm invasion into forested areas. There are some simple things you can do to prevent their further spread. For example, people should take unused fishing bait home and freeze the container for at least a week before discarding the contents, avoid dumping compost anywhere except in your own garden, and wash ATV or other soilholding vehicle tires before transporting the vehicle. In


can even eventually affect small mammal, bird and amphibian populations and increase the impacts of herbivores like white-tailed deer. Invasive plants such as buckthorn and mustard garlic can establish a roothold in a diminished ecosystem. These species reduce and destroy habitat for native species and are a serious threat to biodiversity and the health of our forests. Once established, earthworms are virtually impossible to eradicate. Much of Gray’s presentation on earthworms is based on American information since most of the research has been done there, although one of the best known books on earthworms, ‘The Earthworms (Lumbricidae and Sparganophilidae) of Ontario’ (1977) was written by a Canadian, John W. Reynolds. Gray described the findings from a multi-species invasion of earthworms at a site in Timmons he worked on in 2011. Nineteen species were identified at this site. Along with other researchers, he has developed a ranking system for the risk posed by these species as a preliminary ‘Invasion Index’ for earthworms in Ontario. Categories included in the ranking system are abundance, distribution, reproduction, transportability as bait, most northerly isotherm (temperature) and pH tolerance. Earthworms like a neutral pH but can exist in a wide range of acidic soil. As the soil becomes less

Minnesota, where extensive research on earthworms has been done it is illegal to dump worm bait. More research in Ontario on managing invasive earthworms, especially with our warming climate, would be useful. Regulation and education could help prevent alien earthworms from invading Ontario forests. Another route to scientific research that is very much supported by Gray is citizen science. He would be very happy to help organize training and seek support for citizen groups that would like to become involved in collecting data about invasive earthworms. If you are interested in starting or joining such a group consider contacting Dr. Gray at paul. To help citizens become informed on earthworms there are various sites on the Internet which offer additional information such as english/wormwatch/ and default.htm. The next MVFN natural history lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Almonte United Church Social Hall. The talk ‘Survivor: Winter Wildlife-Outwit, Outlast, Outplay’ will be presented by Patty Summers of the Wild Bird Care Centre. For further details, please see

Canadian Foodgrains Bank supports ratifying Food Assistance Convention EMC News – Canadian Foodgrains Bank welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision to ratify the new Food Assistance Convention, along with its decision to provide a minimum commitment of $250 million to help meet the food needs of vulnerable people in the developing world. “We are pleased that the government has taken this important step, and for making a significant minimum commitment to provide food assistance for those who don’t have enough to eat,” says Foodgrains Bank executive director Jim Cornelius, adding that “we are hopeful that Canada will continue to provide more than the minimum – as they have done in the past.” The announcement about the ratification and commitment was made Feb. 5 in Saskatoon by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation. “Canada’s generous commitment will help address the basic food and nutrition needs of millions of people facing hunger,” Fantino said in a press release, noting that about 900 million people in the developing world don’t

have enough nutritious food to eat due to extreme poverty, natural disasters, and conflict. The new convention – a legally binding international treaty that ensures a minimum level of quality food assistance to help meet the food needs of vulnerable populations – allows the Foodgrains Bank to use funds from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to address food insecure situations in new ways. This includes using government funds for cash and vouchers, so that people can purchase food in situations in local markets, as well as the provision of seeds and tools to help protect livelihoods. It also allows the Foodgrains Bank to use government funds for nutritional interventions, which help particularly vulnerable groups such as children and mothers to get the nutritious foods essential for early childhood development. Canada was a founding member of the new convention, which came into effect in January Submitted by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

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A group of area soccer players from the Perth Saints Oldtimers team travelled to Miami to take part in the Miami South Beach Classic tournament on January 25th and 26th. It was Perth’s first entry into the 10th annual tournament and it was a memorable occasion. Competing in the over 40 division, the Saints played competitive games against teams from Massachusetts, Miami, South Florida and San Diego in two days of round-robin play, finishing undefeated and earning first place in their pool and a berth in the championship game. In the final, Perth played a local Haitian soccer club based in Miami and earned the championship with a thrilling overtime “golden goal” by George Faria. The Saints finished the tournament with only one goal against, in spite of using four different players as goalkeepers throughout the weekend. Strong team play and an outstanding overall effort from all players produced the Saints second straight international championship, as the team had previously claimed the New Orleans Classic in 2012. R0011927427_0221

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Finding a vehicle and a shop that fits can be tough EMC Lifestyle – “Hello Mr. Turner, I drive a 2004 Toyota Corolla, and really like it for its fuel economy and reliability. Unfortunately, I have suffered a back injury, and I’m finding my Corolla difficult to get in and out of due to how low it sits to the ground. I’m also six feet and four inches tall, and am finding the cabin space cramped, with little to no room to use a lumbar support. I’d like to ask you if you have any advice/recommendations for a vehicle that I might be able to drive more comfortably. As previously stated, I do appreciate the fuel economy and reliability of my Corolla, and ideally would be looking for something similarly economical and reliable. I would greatly appreciate any help and information you could offer. Thank you in advance for your time, ‘Too tall for my car’ Andrew” I did take the time to answer Andrew’s inquiry directly with some suggestions on possible replacements for his Corolla first indicating any bias I might have due my day job at an auto retailer. The point here isn’t so much which vehicle he chooses but how he goes about making the decision. More than a few of us can relate to the discomfort of driving a vehicle with any type of back pain or trying to get comfortable when we’re

cramped by a too-small interior. And even the able-bodied among us have had to deal with the frustration of low-entry vehicles (or even high-entry units such as 4X4 trucks and sport utilities). But when your body is outside the average measurements that auto designers and engineers create their products for, or if you’re afflicted with any type of muscle, or skeletal or nerve condition that brings discomfort when you can’t stretch out, or if like Andrew you have a combination of these issues, then you need to take a little extra time to research your choices. Unlike buying the wrong sized shoes or jacket, there’s a lot more involved if you buy the wrong-sized vehicle and then have to return it. The first thing I recommended to Andrew is that he consider another class of vehicle altogether. Most compacts like the Corolla suffer from low-height entry, limited headroom and less than roomy cabin space. As one of his key points was fuel economy, I suggested he consider a small sport utility or crossover. I also recommend an extended road test over the same routes he normally travels daily with plenty of stops and exits and reentries to the vehicle to ensure comfort in the daily routine. If possible he should try a vehicle for more than one road test (renting it, if available would be a great

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idea). This would go a long way to learning whether or not he could have a long-term relationship with his choice. I also threw my two-cents (now rounded up to a nickel) worth in about the benefits of dealing with a local retailer rather than one farther from home. The best choice in the world won’t seem like much of a deal if you have to drive an hour or more to get a simple repair or service completed. “Dear Sir, Please be so kind and advise me of the correct action to take. I have a 1996 Dodge 3500 camper van with 300,000 km on it and I wish to change the automatic transmission fluid and have the bands adjusted, the transmission works well and shift very smooth. Because of the vehicles weight, I have not found a garage that can handle this vehicle, some of the service managers I have spoken with recommend a transmission flush, while others say let the dirt sit where it does no harm and only change the fluid. What is your opinion, also can you recommend a transmission shop that has a truck hoist and

can handle a vehicle nine-feet high. Thank you, Herb” Getting transmission work done on these vehicles can be a challenge because most repair shops (including dealerships) don’t have the hoists to lift them. And unlike heavy trucks and highway tractors, there’s often not enough ground clearance under a camper to permit a tech to work on them while they’re parked on the shop floor. Some heavy truck shops would be happy to work on these units, but few would have experience in Chrysler transmissions as they weren’t used in larger commercial vehicles. Fortunately in our area there’s an independent shop that designed their garage layout specifically to accommodate oversized vehicles. Ferguson’s Automatic Transmission Service located in Lombardy can easily handle this type of vehicle. I would side with those that are not recommending a power flush for this transmission but rather a simple fluid and filter change with band adjustment if needed. On older, higher mileage transmissions there is

an increased risk of clutch and seal damage when chemical power flushes are applied. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, (By email to emc@ or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by

post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1). When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner

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Help find a home for this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured pets at LAWS This Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pets p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613283-9308, or email at Visit our website at Please also check out www.AdoptADog.TV featur-


Featured cats Georgette Georgette is a beautiful grey and white female with a lovely personality. She is almost two-years-old and still enjoys play time along with the occasional nap. She

is well groomed, loves to be petted and gets along well with others. She is looking forward to having a home of her own where she can curl up with her favourite human and relax on those cool winter evenings.

and Chihuahua mix, best as anyone can tell. At some point in my past, I had an injury to my back right leg, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it slow me down. Nothing was done to correct it, so I just carried on while it healed itself. Now it stays up and I quite happily move about on the other three.

Henry Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Henry, a fiveyear-old grey and white short-haired cat. I am a very playful boy. I can be a little picky when it comes to other cats though. Some cats I likeâ&#x20AC;Śsome I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t! Overall, I am easy going and would love for you to give me a chance to a good life in front of your fireplace or somewhere warm.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m super playful and quite a character. I need a home with someone who can appreciate my individuality.

Featured dogs Brody I am a spectacular example of perseverance and unfailing determination. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m about three-years-old, and 12lbs of Italian Greyhound

Noel I am a beautiful and very strong brindle girl. Some might say that my figure is somewhat â&#x20AC;&#x153;fullâ&#x20AC;? but I prefer to say that I am well insulated for this cold season!

Prepare to go out of this world with Girls Inc. March Break workshop I am very affectionate and I love the company of my human friends but I do appreciate it if strangers allow me to approach them first. Training sessions with me are a breezeâ&#x20AC;ŚI provide the focus, the enthusiasm and the efforts to understand and abide to what the human wants. All you need to do is guide me in a clear fashion and oh yesâ&#x20AC;ŚI do love those treats that indicate that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on the right track! Lanark Animal Welfare Society is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4

EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada (Girls Inc.) is getting set to host a series of March Break workshops all about space. Question, explore and learn about things that are out of this world! SPACE STATiON is a free, twohour workshop for girls aged six to 11. It will take place in Portland at the Country Roads Community Centre on Tuesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to noon; or at the North Grenville Public Library on Thursday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Other sessions are being held in Brockville, Prescott, Athens, Gananoque, Lansdowne and Cardinal.

For more information, or to register, please call 613-345-3295 or email About Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Through programs that promote education, leadership, sports, health and self esteem. Girls Inc. empowers girls aged six to 18 to be the best they can; to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can.â&#x20AC;? For more information please visit www.girlsinc. org. Submitted by Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada.

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy that Charlie, our Shepard X profiled a couple of weeks ago, has been adopted! You go Charlie, and may you have a safe and loving life in your new home! We have two cats who are currently residing at the Carleton Place Pet Valu who need good homes. The wonderful people at Pet Valu have been looking after and helping adopt many of our cats, and we are incredibly grateful for their dedication to the animals at LAWS. Please come and visit Georgette and Henry and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work to get them a forever home of their own.


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Bateman, McCarthy clash in latest road trip adventure MOVIE: Identity Theft STARRING: Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy DIRECTOR: Seth Gordon RATING: 14A EMC Entertainment - The road trip has a long tradition in film. That journey, that quest that the heroes undertake in order to achieve goals that can often go beyond the material and into the spiritual. Very little of that applies to the film Identity Theft. It is a road trip movie though. That much applies. While on the way to begin his new job as vice president of a financial company Sandy Paterson (Jason Bate-


man) gets pulled over by the police. A ticket for talking on his cell phone seems like the icing on the cake after learning all his credit cards have been maxed out. Imagine his surprise when he gets arrested instead. Apparently Sandy skipped out on a court date in Florida. Sandy has never been to Florida, but the person who stole

his identity has. She took his birth date, his social security number, and everything she needed to ruin Sandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Sandy is looking at losing his job and everything heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked so hard to earn. He turns to the police for help but they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything. The only way Sandy is going to get his life back is if he goes after the person who

stole it himself. Diane (Melissa McCarthy) has been living pretty high on the hog as Sandy Patterson. So she is pretty surprised when the real Sandy shows up to take her to justice. Diane isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly keen on the idea of a road trip to Denver, but when a couple of drug dealers show up with guns blazing she changes her mind. So begins the misadventure for Sandy and Diane as they journey across America together. Identity Theft has its moments. There are some really clever and funny lines. A few that zing past you so fast you

almost miss them. As a team Bateman and McCarthy really click. They have some great moments including a really funny fight scene. There are even a couple of laugh-out-loud moments like the hotel scene. There are also a lot of awkward and uncomfortable scenes. There are parts of the film that are hard to swallow, and a few minor points that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any sense. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the kinds of things that serve only to distract you from the film. In the end the scales tip in favour of the funny over the awkward, but barely. No one takes abuse quite like Jason Bateman does. He

has a brilliantly dry delivery that he uses to maintain his clam façade, but when he does finally lose his temper itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hysterical. Melissa McCarthy is fearless. She isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to do anything in the name of getting a laugh. She gets physical, she dishes out the one-liners, and she knows no shame. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work for her, but it works more often than not. Identity Theft is funny, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my gosh you have to see this movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funny. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rank it at just above mildly amusing. Mark Haskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Money (www.fcac-acfc. lifeEvents/teachChild/index-eng.asp). About FCAC With educational materials and interactive tools, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) provides objective information about financial products and services to help Canadians increase their financial knowledge and confidence in managing their personal finances. FCAC informs consumers about their rights and responsibilities when dealing with banks and federally regulated trust, loan and insurance companies. FCAC also makes sure that federally regulated financial institutions, payment card network operators and external complaints bodies comply with legislation and industry commitments intended to protect consumers.

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concepts such as counting and recognizing coins and bills. Then they can add discussions about â&#x20AC;&#x153;needsâ&#x20AC;? versus â&#x20AC;&#x153;wants,â&#x20AC;? budgeting, and income and expenses. Teachable moments are everywhere â&#x20AC;&#x201C; talk about your spending plans when visiting stores or taking out cash from an automated banking machine. Children learn a lot by watching and imitating their parents. By modelling good spending and saving behaviour, parents will encourage their children to pick up their good financial habits.


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Windsor-built 1950 Meteor same age as owner ter’s wedding and had a chance to look at it there. This car had been driven from New Brunswick to Paris, Ontario, then sold to a guy in St. Catharines, who kept it for five years, until I was in the market. “It was also brought to my attention that the Meteor was a Canadian-made car. Wow! I like that because I’m Canadian-made too. This Meteor has a flathead V8 and I love those outside sun visors! This car had both, along with fender skirts. What more could a guy ask for? “It was nearly midnight before I could pick the car up. The guy who sold it to me had gone to bed but left the keys in the ignition. It had been years since I drove a standard “three on the tree” but I’m brave! ‘Old Gertie’ (that’s what I named her) was purring on all eight cylinders before the starter made one full revolution. We backed her out of the driveway without even stalling. My wife followed me along the QEW, 401, 400, and home to Utterson in about four hours, all pleased with ourselves and each other. “Take care, Bill, and keep these stories coming!” I’m always looking for

Expressive arts bereavement groups being offered now EMC News – Community Home Support – Lanark County is once again offering Expressive Arts Bereavement Groups for people who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. Adult, teen and children groups are available. The groups will begin in late February and run for eight weeks. These intimate groups offer an alternative way to explore the process of grief through various art activities and self-care techniques. What are expressive arts and how do they benefit the bereaved? Expressive arts are also known as creative arts and include a variety of activities of artistic expression including painting, storytelling, writing, poetry, sculpture, collage, mask making, drama, music and movement. The emphasis is on the process of the art making rather than the finished product which means that everyone is able to participate in this regardless of artistic ability. In other words,

no artistic ability is necessary. Sometimes we get stuck in our story and particularly with children there are often no words to describe a trauma or loss. Through art making, we gain new ways of looking at situations and often new, solutions. The groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who assist Julie McIntyre, an art therapist and volunteer with Community Home Support – Lanark County. There is no cost to participate, however, donations to help cover the cost of supplies will be greatly appreciated. They are held late afternoons in the Perth office. Have any questions? For further information or to register, please contact Rebecca Bowie at Community Home Support – Lanark County: 613 267-6400 ext. 28 or Community Home Support – Lanark County is supported by the South East LHIN, the United Way of Lanark County and community donations.

more stories. Email: or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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Ray Leigh’s Palisade Green 1950 Meteor Custom sedan with fender skirts and outside sun visor. The Meteor was the Canadian version of the Ford.


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EMC Lifestyle - Ray Leigh lives in Utterson, a small town near Huntsville, Ontario: “Hi, Bill, this is the story about acquiring my first ‘classic’ car. I am a newbie on the scene and have just recently started paying attention to the guy inside me who loves old cars. Last year, I finally decided (with wife’s approval and money) that an old car, classic or not, might be nice to acquire. “My brother-in-law in Oakwood, Ontario, has a really nice ’55 Chevy and the other brother-in-law has a ’55 Dodge Coronet and a ’38 DeSoto. I helped find the Dodge and DeSoto, and in fact I was really tempted to buy the DeSoto myself. “I decided that since I was born in 1950, that might be a good place to start. I really didn’t care what make of car it was. I wanted something I could drive without a lot of work and yet gradually make some improvements on it. I finally spotted a 1950 Meteor Custom sedan on the internet. The price was almost reasonable and the car was in St. Catharines, Ontario (Windsor factory price when new was $2,060). “I don’t know if you believe in miracles but I think the good Lord was way ahead of me on this one. I was going to St. Catharines that weekend for my daugh-

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Fun at Fulton’s EMC News –Jim Geymonat holds daughters Amanda and Ashley, as they meet the two horses who just pulled their sleigh through the back woods wilderness. Below, children even had fun climbing in wooded areas.


EMC News – Noah Campanelli, 8, looks out into the woods from within the warm face paint hut, as Mykala King, face paint expert, applies a red lizard to his cheek.

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By DOREEN BARNES “What impresses me is that United Way Centraide Canada president and chief execu- it comes from the grassroots tive of¿cer Dr. Jacline Abray- of this company,” said coNyman looked on as Procter chair Ben TeKamp (co-chair with his wife Cathy TeKamp), and Gamble employees pre- “it’s not just the CEO sented their ¿nal cheque present– for $250,000! – on Thursday, ing a cheque, it comes from people who have committed Dec. 13. The generosity sent themselves to the this year’s United Way cause and of Leeds & Grenville campaign I think that is totally remarkable.” total crashing past the $1.03 In response to TeKamp’s million target. remark, De Forge commentTeam Brockville was ed, “We would not be able formed at this facility to of do what we do, if about 700 workers with we didn’t a very have a plant manager, the dedicated volunteer base. The group is led by co-leaders leadership and all of our technicians with us. It’s us Claire De Forge and orgaCarol nizing, but it’s the volunteers, Ludlow. Ludlow praised the mem- like the technicians, people in the shop, and the drivers that bers of the Team Brockville make it happen. It’s not committee. a duty as we make it fun!” “I just want to say that if The Brockville Procter it was not for this group of Gamble is one of three and people standing up here, plants we located in Canada 40 NEW DEFENCE JOBS and it mancould not do what we do,” ufactures Swiffer FOR CARLETON PLACE said Ludlow. “It’s their for Associate National Defence en- North America with all of ergy and passion for the some of with the Director of Land Minister Bernard Valcourt speaks with Major com- its product going Requirements in the Canadian Neil Trask, signals of¿ global. munity that allow us to Group within the Department cer raise Army and Major “I know this company will the money that we do.” Ltd.’s $38.7 million contract of National Defence at the announcement Matt Upton of the Material of DRS Technologies Canada with the Department As this point De Forge continue to be a great success For complete story and because you are taking it more pictures, please turn of National Defence in Carleton Place on Nov. asked the group to unroll from to page 8. 30. the the base,” said Abray-Nyma, cheque they had to present to “and that’s corporate -Business Today photo by the United Way of Leeds DESMOND DEVOY and responsibility, frankly social Grenville. per“On behalf of Team Brock- sonal responsibility, like here ville, we would like to present today. This is about workers coming together to make a cheque for $250,000,” their said organization thrive De Forge. and their The employees raised this community thrive and remain inextricably linked. So, money through rafÀes, thank inhouse product sales, Christ- you for this extraordinary By ASHLEY KULP Summit. Nearly 200 business ownhosted jointly by the United mas Stocking Store, pancake gift and it is a gift from that This year’s summit carried 1000 Islands and base.” ers, government and non-profbreakfast, silent auction the theme ‘Inspiring Creativ- Counties of Leeds and Gren- Community Futures Grenville and As those present waited it organization last year the committee Developville’s (UCLG) economic representatives ity and creInnovation’ and feament Corporations (CFDC), ated a Procter and Gamble anxiously to hear the ¿nal took over the North Grenville tured a series of guest speak- development department and as well as the United Way total for cookbook which went 1000 Islands Leeds Municipal Centre Nov. 30 for Leeds-Grenville MP over ers and workshops designed Gord Region Workforce the fourth annual Leeds very well. to Brown and MPP Steve DevelopSee CAMPAIGN page GrenClark. ment Board. 2 ville Economic Development boost economic development Sponsorship is also received and provide fresh ideas. It is from the Valley Heartland, See SUMMIT page

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Reading, writing and communication skills begin at birth EMC News – A child’s reading success in school starts with positive language and literacy experiences that begin at birth. From the time they are born, children are learning language and other important skills that will help them to learn to read. From day one, parents and caregivers can talk, sing, play and read to babies. Parents and caregivers should take time every day to read to babies and tod-

dlers and to talk to them about the story and pictures. It’s okay to read a book again and again. Conversations between parents and children are one of the best ways to help children learn new information and new words. Children need to have many opportunities to talk their parents, friends and family – not just to listen to others talk. Parents and caregivers can respond to children, even

if the children are not using words yet. Parents can respond to babies by imitating their sounds and facial expressions; then the baby begins to learn about taking turns in conversation. Talk to babies and toddlers about what they are doing now and about what they are going to do next. Singing songs and reciting rhymes helps to develop listening skills and a sense of rhythm and rhyme. Sing-

Cyclamen, a favourite houseplant

Master Gardeners your plant will be. Cyclamen grow from a corm which is like a tuber, and is planted on the top of the soil, and does not like to be soaked with water, therefore be careful. Wait until the sopil is dry, then it is best to water the plant by placing it in a sink or bowl of water and allow the water to soak up from the bottom. Do not over water as this will cause the leaves to turn yellow. If it gets too dry the leaves will wilt, this can be easily remedied but watering at once and they will recover. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer every two weeks when the plant is flowering. Too much fertilizer will encourage leaf growth but not flowers. It is important to place the cyclamen in indirect light and out of direct sun. It is sensitive to cold, so keep it away from a very cold window. They are a Mediterra-

nean plant and do not like the temperature to drop below 50F or 10C. Cyclamens flower in the winter, die back and rest in the summer, re-grow the leaves in the fall. At the end of the winter flowering the leaves will die back, and it is now ready to rest, either in the basement or to put out in the garden once the danger of frost is over. They should be put in the shade, and it is suggested to place the pot on its side top avoid over-watering during rainstorms. As the weather cools down, re-pot the cyclamen and begin to water again, the leaves will start to re-grow, followed by the flowers. There is no reason why these pretty flowers should not last for years if well treated. They sometimes produce little corms which, if planted up, will grow successfully into new flowering plants. R0011887695_0131

EMC Lifestyle – At this time of the year, the flowers in the local grocery shops look so tempting. They make a perfect cheer-up gift for an ailing friend, a thank-you present or, sometimes just to spoil yourself. A cyclamen is reasonable price and great value, it will flower for ages and then it can go in the garden for the summer and come back into the house again for next winter. There are a few tips which will help your cyclamen thrive, and as always, the more you know the happier

The treatment and prevention of diabetes is constantly evolving. At the Canadian Centre for Research on Diabetes, we believe that participating in clinical research is an essential way to help advancements in effective diabetes care. We are currently participating in a variety of clinical research trials for which we are seeking volunteers. In particular, we are looking for individuals who: ß Have Type 2 Diabetes and are over the age of 50 ß Are taking oral anti-diabetic medications or insulin ß Have had a heart attack or stroke ß Have high blood pressure or high cholesterol ß Are potentially looking to lose weight

ing slows language down so that children can hear the different sounds and parts of words. Clapping along to the rhythm in a song helps children to hear the syllables in words. Singing songs and reciting rhymes helps babies and toddlers learn to use new words when they are repeated many times. Repetition helps children’s brain development by creating strong connections between brain cells. Later on, these strong connections will strengthen a child’s ability to read, write and communicate more effectively and successfully. Opportunities to scribble and draw and to play with play dough help to develop a toddler’s eye-hand coordination and exercise the muscles necessary for writing later on. Giving babies objects to grasp or shake (e.g. rattles, shakers) helps to develop these muscles. It is never too early to de-

• Talk about what you see and what you hear with your baby. • Play dumping games by letting your baby/toddler fill/empty a container. Say “in,” “out” and “dump.” • Give your baby things to grasp and reach for like a rattle or shaker. • Play ball with your baby/ toddler. Say, “My turn”, “your turn.” If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language development, call the Language Express Preschool Speech System at 1-888-503-8885 or 613-2832742. A speech-language assessment can identify your child’s strengths and needs, and can help you prepare your child for success in communicating, reading and writing. For more information, visit: Submitted by the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville District Health Unit.

The retirement conversion To supplement your other sources of income, you will probably need to draw additional retirement income from your registered and nonregistered investments. How you choose to do that may have a big impact on the stability of that income and on the size of your tax bill.

Manage Your Money However, if your income is derived from selling nonregistered equities the profit is a capital gain and the tax rate is reduced to 50%. Be aware that reporting large amounts of taxable income from all sources can result in the reduction of incometested government benefits such as Old Age Security (OAS).

As you move closer to retirement age, you’ll be drawing on your accumulated wealth to meet retirement expenses – and with average life There is also the taxing expectancy rising, that question about when and could be for many years. how to dispose of assets. That’s why it’s a good Through years of investing, strategy to balance between you may have accumulated capital preservation with sizeable unrealized capital less volatile investments gains. If you choose to that produce a regular and realize them in a single stable income, such as year through a one-time fixed income and dividend- disposition – for example to producing investments and fund an annuity, – the result growth investments that could be a significant tax can add to your retirement hit. Instead, develop a taxincome and protect against reduction strategy now that will minimize taxes before inflation. retirement and through all The impact of taxes on your your retirement years. retirement income depends on the sources of that One strategy is to hold income. For example, if you relatively more equity generate your retirement investments in the nonincome from a non- registered part of your and relaregistered investment portfolio source that produces tively more fixed-income interest, the resulting securities in registered This income will be fully taxable. investments.

Study medications and diabetes supplies will be provided to participants free of charge. If you are interested in finding out more about this clinical research study, or about our research program in general, please contact Emily Knapp or Shelly at (613) 283-8582 or or

strategy preserves the tax advantages of equityinvestmentsoverfixed income investments. When you know the right tax-reducing conversion strategies and remain vigilant about paying less tax you’ll preserve your wealth and make your retirement as fulfilling and worry-free as possible. Your professional advisor can help you seize all of the tax strategies available to you and develop an investment approach that works best for you. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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velop these pre-reading and writing skills in children. Reading success at school begins at birth! By talking, singing, reading and playing with children from the time they are born, parents are helping their children to develop the necessary skills for reading, writing and communication later in life! Activities to help develop communication skills • Read with your baby/ toddler every day. Visit the library too! • Look into your baby/ toddler’s eyes when you talk. • Use your baby/toddler’s name when you sing to her. • Respond to your baby’s cries. Give words to your baby’s cries (e.g. “You’re hungry!”) • Sing songs and rhymes that have actions (e.g. Head and Shoulders). • Dance with your baby/ toddler.


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OPP and OFSC remind snowmobilers to take extra care when towing compliance with the specific requirements for the weight of a trailer being towed as found in The Highway Traffic Act (HTA). Secure your trailer: Make sure that the ball-hitch on your tow vehicle is the right size for the receiver on the trailer and that the lever closes firmly with a safety pin in place to prevent it from opening accidentally. Hook the trailer to your tow vehicle with safety chains by crossing the chains underneath the trailer hitch. Use chains with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sâ&#x20AC;? hooks that have safety clips with closure capability to keep them attached. Secure your sleds: While on a trailer, a snowmobile

Nominations being accepted for multiculturalism award EMC News - Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the integration of new Canadians? Nominations are currently being accepted for the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism. The award was established in 2009 by the Government of Canada in honour of the late Senator Yuzyk who wrote extensively on the Ukrainian immigrant experience and is considered a pioneer in making multiculturalism one of the central characteristics of Canadian heritage and identity. Open to all Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents who are 18 years of age

or older, the award recognizes individuals across the country who have made exceptional contributions to multiculturalism. Each year, one award is given in either the category of Lifetime Achievement or Outstanding Achievement. As part of the award, a $20,000 grant is given to an eligible, registered not-forprofit Canadian organization or association of the recipientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism is March 1, 2013. Further information on the award, including the nomination package, can be found at

should be secured with no less than three means of attachment to ensure the snowmobile does not shift in transit or become dislodged in the event of a collision. Check your lights: Check your directional signals and stop lights prior to every trip to ensure they are working properly. Faulty connections due to exposure to weather and elements can be a safety risk to you and other drivers. Check your bearings, wheels and tires: Lubricate trailer bearings and tighten wheel lugs at least once a

season. Before each trip, check tires (including the spare) for cracks, adequate tread and proper inflation. Get registered: Make sure the trailer is plated and registered with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO). Even home-built trailers have to be registered and plated. Use proper tow mirrors: Properly sized and positioned side mirrors are crucial for safe lane changing and keeping an eye on your load while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hauling it. Driving tips: Make sure your tow vehicle has good

winter tires. While towing the additional weight of a loaded trailer, it is very important to moderate your speed, avoid jamming on the brakes or making sudden manoeuvers, and to stay well back from any vehicle ahead. Be careful while passing, watch out for crosswinds, and be sure to swing extra widely on all turns. For more information on trailering, go to: e-laws. or The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highways, trails and water-

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OPP issues progress report EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has sent its first quarterly report to the Ontario Ombudsman, strongly indicating that awareness and education will provide an important foundation for making progress on the issue of operational stress injuries (OSI) affecting OPP members. Following the release of the Ontario Ombudsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In the Line of Duty: Investigation into how the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services have addressed operational stress injuries affecting police officers in October of 2012,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the OPP is undertaking an in-depth review of the 28 recommendations directed to the OPP.



Formed immediately following the reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release, the OPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OSI working group is already engaged in awareness-raising activities and gathering the resources necessary to give each recommendation made in the Ombudsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report full and careful consideration. The group is consulting broadly with internal and external stakeholders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Effective, two-way communication is critical as we develop longer-term OPP OSI strategies,â&#x20AC;? says OPP commissioner Chris Lewis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already made the commitment to create a proactive and comprehensive mental health and wellness program that will extend well beyond the one-year mandate for the OSI working group.â&#x20AC;?









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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding snowmobilers to keep snowmobile trailers in good condition and to operate them safely, legally and with great caution. With more riders trailering snowmobiles greater distances each winter on public roads, safety is a constant concern. Watch your weight: Every driver should know the maximum towing capacity for the tow vehicle, the maximum load capacity for the trailer being towed and be sure that the weight of sleds, cargo and people does not exceed these limits. It is also necessary to be in


REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, EMC, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: OR Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Aerobic Class, seniorfriendly. Almonte arena on Wednesdays, 10-11 AM. Call 613-256-1077 for details. Aerobic Class, seniorfriendly. Almonte Arena on Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. Details 613-256-1077. Almonte Hospital Bridge, Wednesday February 27. Social, 12:30 PM. Bridge, 1 PM. Tea & coffee. Almonte Civitan Club. Info 613-256-2463. Almonte Junior Civitan Annual Spaghetti Dinner Thursday, February 28, 5:307:30 PM. Almonte Civitan Club. Almonte Lions Club Dinner and Entertainment Feb 22nd., 5 PM at the Almonte Legion. For tickets call 613461-0168 or at Freedom 55 Office on Mill St., Almonte. Almonte Lions, ham and scalloped potatoes, February 22, Almonte Legion. Refreshments 5 p.m. Dinner and live entertainment. Tickets: 613461-0168. Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 21, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613256-4179. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 23, Fred Ducharme, 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, Golden Oldies Lunch. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Mills office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Parkinsons Support Group meeting, Monday, Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m. at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Call 613-256-4700 to register. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support) Supper Social. Monday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Legion. Entertainment: Twilight Two. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve. Monthly challenging discussions on Faith & Life. Sunday, February 24, 6 p.m. “Isn’t the Bible a Myth & Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity?” Hillside Reformed Presbyterian Church, 273 Almonte St. 613791-4811. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Thursdays Feb. 21, 28, March 7. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Wednesdays Feb. 20, 27, March 6. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays Feb. 19, 26, March 5. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, MondaysFeb. 25 March 4. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. “Soup for Thought” fundraiser, Saturday, March 2, starting 12 noon. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Proceeds towards the installation of exterior lighting at the Textile Museum. Tickets: Baker Bob’s and the Textile Museum.

The Almonte & District Horticultural Society meets Feb. 25, 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Community Church. Master Gardener Helen Halpenny will share “How to make your Veggies Grow”. (613)2577155. The March Valley Singles Lunch- Sunday, March 3rd, 1 p.m. at The Superior Restaurant in Almonte. Fay (613)256-8117 or Johanna (613)432-7622. The March Valley Singles Lunch, will be held at The Superior Restaurant on Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. Info: contact Fay 613-256-8117 or Johanna 613-432-7622.

50+ Fitness, Canoe Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1011 a.m. Information 613-2568339. 50+ Fitness, Tues.,&Thurs., 10-11 AM. Carleton Place Canoe Club. For info call 613256-8339. Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, February 27, 1:303:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:3011:30, Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Call Cara (613)253-2554 or Stephanie (613)284-9248. Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Saturday, March 2, Carleton Place Arena (upper hall). Tickets: 613-257-1976. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Friday Lunch Bunch, every Friday, 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/book reservation call 613-253-0733. Country/Bluegrass, Saturday, February 23, 3-7 PM. Army Navy & Air Force Veterans, Carleton Place. Huntley Slim & the Suburban Cowboys. Golden Jubilee Chapter order of the Eastern Star Entertainment by Dai Bassett Sun. Feb. 24th, 2-4 pm. St. James Hall, Edmund St. Carleton Place. 613-253-0356 or 613253-1660. Kids have Stress Too- Stewart School. March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-register 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Arena, 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 26, March 5. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Arena, 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 28, March 7. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Mondays, Feb. 25, March 4, Carambeck Community Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Wednesdays, Feb. 20, 27, March 6, Carambeck Community Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Scrapbooking drop ins. Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Carleton Place Manor, 6 Arthur St. RSVP 613-253-7360.

Shanty Supper, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m. Entertainment with Dave Brown and the Valley Rovers. Limited tickets available 613-257-3133 or 613-256-5625 or Remembrance Gift Shop. The Carleton Place Sunset Club meets Wednesday’s at 1 p.m., in the Legion for euchre, bid euchre, bridge, games and socializing. A nice way to spend and afternoon. Info: (613)2587483. The Mississippi Mudds Youth perform Annie Jr. February 22 & March 1, 7 pm, matinees February 23 & 24, March 2, 2 pm, Town Hall. Tickets: Chamber of Commerce, 132 Coleman St. 613-257-1976. Visit Welcome to “Origins”, a scriptural study of creation related topics. Every Saturday, 10-10:45 AM. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Carleton Place. Weekly study topics call 613-257-4352. Zion-Memorial United Church, February Feast, Saturday, February 23, 4:30-7 p.m. Pork tenderloin with fixings and homemade pies. Info: 613257-8547.

Baby Talk- Wednesday, February 27, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Delicious Home Cooked Roast Beef Dinner with all the fixings will be served by the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Lodges, February 24th, 4:30-6:30 PM. Odd Fellow Hall, Kemptville. Diabetes Education Programme, at the Kemptville Hospital Diabetes Clinic, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month. You must register by calling (613)258-6133 Ext. 400. Info: Heels for Wheels Ladies’ Day Out, Old Town Kemptville, February 23. Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. Feb. 25, Wed. Feb. 27, Fri. March 1, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. Feb. 18, Wed. Feb. 20, Fri. Feb. 22, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Legion Branch 212 is celebrating their 80th anniversary with a wine and cheese open house on Sunday, March 3 from 1-4. North Grenville Photography club meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Crescent. March 6 topic is Night photography. Bring your gear and dress according to weather. Info: “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374. St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott St., ecumenical World Day of Prayer service written by the women of France. March 3rd, 7 pm.


Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)2595610. Indoor garage sale, including a bake table, Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. St Andrew’s United Church, Lanark. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays Feb. 19, 26, March 5. Maple Grove School, 9:30-11 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Wednesdays Feb. 20, 27, March 6. Maple Grove School, 9:3011 a.m.

Dancing on the Rideau Ballroom dance instruction. Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m., beginners; 8-9 p.m., advanced; 9-10 p.m., practice. Merrickville. Info: Ron or Sharon (613)269-7905. Devin Harris Memorial Dart Tournament- Feb. 23, 9 a.m. Entertainment to follow. Legion. 613-269-3338. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Sagebrush, ham dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 22. Legion. LEGO Club- Saturday, February 23, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. Merrickville & District Historical Society presents Outpost on the Oswegatchie: Three Forts, Three Flags, Three Wars. Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School. StoryTime for ages 6 & under. Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: February 22-, Princes & Princesses. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326. Tax Tips for Seniors Seminar. Sat. Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. Merrickville Library. Register 613-269-3326.

Dance Saturday, February 23 at Stewart Community Centre. Music by “The Countrymen”. Silent auction, light lunch. Sponsored by St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Tickets at Nicholson’s, 613-2564126/613-624-5405. Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)6245647.

Community Dinner on Feb. 23, 4:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 17 D’Arcy St. Everyone welcome. Lanark County Community Justice presents A Salute to Spring: Fashions with Flare, Thursday, February 28. Mix & mingle 6-7 p.m. Fashion show starts at 7. Tickets available at Shadowfax or LCCJP. Inquiries 613-264-1558.

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Lanark County Quilter’s Guild meeting February 26. Lions Hall (Perth Fairgrounds). Speaker: Marie Amyot on “All about hand piecing” Trunk Show. Brown bag. Refreshments. Guests welcome. Legion/Knights of Columbus Fun Day Curling, Sunday February 24. Perth Curling Club. Info 613-267-4400 Lions Country Music Jamboree. 4th Sun. every month. 2-6 p.m. Supper served 5 p.m. Perth Lions Hall. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Perth Dance Studio, 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 25, March 4. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Thursdays, Feb. 21, 28, March 7. Library. 1011:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Wednesdays. Feb. 20, 27, March 6. Library. 10-11:30 a.m. Perth 55+ Senior Community Centre, support needed at Perth Town Hall, Tuesday, March 5, 5:15 p.m. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. February 27, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613264-8252. Rideau Trail Association. Feb. 23, Mill Pond Conservation Area, level 2. 8 km. Crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing. Meet Conlon Farm, 10 a.m. 613-264-9817. Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)549-6666 x6867. The Butterfly Fan Club, Thursday February 21, Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group, 7-9 p.m. Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen (613)812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday. The Food Matters Coalition 2 workshops -how to grow vegetables/herbs -preserving the produce you grow. Saturday 8:30-noon, March 2, Loaves and Fishes and March 23,Perth at the Table Community Food Centre. Info/to register

4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. Best Possible Start DropIn. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 272-2799 or 1(888)998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. ‘Bolingbroke Cafe’ (ABC Hall, 3166 County Rd. 36). March 1- Long Sault Trio (7:3010 pm). Specialty coffees, teas and crepes available in a classic coffee house ambience. Casino Royale & Silent Auction! Saturday, February 23, 8 p.m. North Gower Alfred

Taylor Rec Centre. Help support the N.G. Co-op Nursery School. For ticket and more info see Upcoming Events at Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, March 1. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Feb 24 Nascar, join us at the Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport, prizes, surprizes, track food, open to the community. Fundraiser Bingo for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, March 2. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. General Meeting. McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Society. Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Agricultural Hall, 194 Cameron Road McDonalds Corners. (613)2593480. Ham and Bean Supper, Elgin United Church, February 22, 4:30-6:30. Info: 613-3595275. Ham ‘N Jam, March 3, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6, supper at 5 p.m. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. Kitley Elders potluck lunch. February 21, 12 noon. St Andrew’s United Church Hall, Toledo. All welcome. (613)284-0307. Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association Tapping Out Party, Saturday March 2nd, 10 a.m- 2 p.m. Hosted by Thompsontown Maple Products. 613-256-1826 Mallorytown Legion, Weekly bingo, every Thursday night, doors open at 6 p.m. Maple Run Studio Tour. Meet artists/artisans in studios and group locations on a self guided tour through Pakenham and surrounding area. or 613-624-2062 for info. Music in the Village. An evening of music, fellowship and refreshments. Ashton United Church. Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Local vocal and instrumental talent. Tickets at door. New Horizon Club- Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Burritts Rapids Community Hall. Speaker: Colin Goodfellow, Kemptville District Hospital. Update on services available to seniors. 613-269-2737. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Tuesdays, Rosedale Hall, 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 19, 26, March 5. Rideau Cup Sled Dog Race in Newboro, February 23. Breakfast served in the Newboro Community Hall starting at 7:30 a.m. Info: Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, February 23, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Wing and Fry Night- Feb. 22. 5-7 p.m. Legion, Br. 231, Portland.

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1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie (613)283-3823. Bid Euchre, every Monday evening, 7 p.m. Canadian Room, Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. CPHC (Community and Primary Health Care) Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fitness Classes, 50 years of age and up, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Activity Centre, Info: Karen (613)2834138. Cardio, Strength Training and Stretches. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Jasper, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Legion Br 95 Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 26, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Ham Dinner- Feb. 27, 5:306:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St. W. 613283-1550, 613-283-1328, 613275-2433. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-2834684. Ladies Darts, every Sunday evening in the Lounge, 6 p.m. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Movie Night- Brave. Feb.

tion about childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online activities and what we can do to make the Internet a safer place for our children and youth.â&#x20AC;? The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a national charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children, will be launching new e-parenting safety sheets addressing issues and concerns parents may be facing right now with regard to their adolescentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online safety. This includes valuable information on protecting youth from online luring, the growing issue of sexting, as well as how to talk to your child about healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all have an important role to play in the online protection of children,â&#x20AC;? says Lianna McDonald, executive director, Canadian Centre for Child Protection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that for parents and teachers it can be hard to even know where to begin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and this is why, in partnership with the OPP, we want to make sure that Canadians are aware of the important educational resources we have to offer to better protect children.â&#x20AC;? Recognizing that educators also play a critical role when it comes to teaching children important personal safety strategies that will help reduce online victimization, the Canadian Centre will also

22. Smiths Falls Civitan Club. Doors open 6, movies starts 7. Canteen. 613-284-2042. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Thursdays Feb. 21, 28, March 7. Trinity United Church 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Wednesdays, Feb. 20, 27, March 6. Trinity United Church 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Fridays Feb. 22, March 1, 8. OEYC, 9-11. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays Feb. 19, 26, March 5. OEYC, 9-12. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Feb. 25, March 4. Duncan J. Schoular School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open Blind Draw Doubles

be distributing over a million Internet safety materials to schools across Canada freeof-charge. The OPP also encourages parents and teachers alike to visit The Door Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Not Locked website (www., a comprehensive resource with age-specific Internet safety information. This includes material about the online activities that are popular with children of different age groups, the potential risks children face when using certain technologies and safety strategies to address those concerns. About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection The goal of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection ( is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public. Its four national programs include, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children;, a national missing children resource and response centre; Kids in the Know, an interactive child personal safety program for children in kindergarten to Grade 9; and Commit to Kids, a program to help child-serving organizations create safer environments for the children in their care and reduce their risk of sexual abuse.

every Friday evening in the Lounge, 7:30 PM start, Legion Br 95. St. Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner Sunday, February 24th- doors open at 3:45 pm. St Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner, Sunday, March 3rd-Doors open at 3:45 p.m. All Welcome. Super Singles Dart LeagueEvery Tuesday evening in the Lounge, 7 PM, Smiths Falls Legion. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-5383. World Day of Prayer. Friday March 1, 7 p.m. Bethel Pentecostal Church, HWY 29, Smiths Falls. Theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a stranger and You welcomed me.â&#x20AC;? Everyone invited.

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GUILTY AS CHARGED IN KEMPTVILLE The Jail and Bail event for the Kemptville Youth Centre was as much fun as it was successful. In this photo, Judge Tom Byrne (foreground) charges Mayor David Gordon “for driving with the top down in his convertible in January” – $110 plus an extra $20. The mayor’s enthusiastic explanation and defence had little effect on the court. See more photos on page K11. Columnist Don Mercer takes the reader on an adventure to Africa, where learning never ceases. Page K3

BIA energized with plans to promote Old Town Kemptville culinary, retail appeal By SABINE GIBBINS

Rev up those engines! A local ATV club is set to host its first ever Ride for Dad on March 2. Page K13

EMC News – A local business group is shining a light on Kemptville’s downtown. Through the creation of brochures, Kemptville’s BIA group is looking to enhance the livelihood of the downtown core. As councillor Terry Butler, who is also on the BIA board, explains, the addition of two new brochures completed by the BIA – one showcasing the culinary experience and the

other illustrating the retail experience – will enable people to familiarize themselves with Old Town Kemptville. Old Town Kemptville has come a long way in terms of its growth, revitalization, and infrastructure renewal. As Butler explains, the downtown revitalization started in 1988. “The Friends of the Downtown set the wheels in motion when it came to the revitalization and doing something about the downtown,” said Butler.

In 2006, the municipality engaged in a strategic plan, the top priority of which was in “getting the downtown back,” he added. Rotary Park in downtown Kemptville was one of the first main projects the municipality focused on when it came to a new vision for the downtown. Another significant step forward for the downtown renewal was a $2 million project to enhance Prescott Street, where, Butler says, the municipality partnered with

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the county to enhance the streetscape by burying overhead wires and fixing up the infrastructure. Preparing The municipality was also preparing itself for Colonnade Development’s blossoming retail development now located off of Highway 43. Other projects included redoing the tennis courts in Riverside Park. But while the projects continued to enhance the core, what was lacking was the pro-

motional part and in bringing visitors and residents to shop and enjoy a culinary experience in the downtown core. Not only are they hoping to bring people to the downtown core just for the retail and culinary experience, the plan is to have everyone enjoy a walk along the Rideau Canal as well. “We want to bring people to the downtown and see why it’s nice to walk along the waterway,” said Butler. See KEMPTVILLE pg K2


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One of the ways in which the BIA and its partners, such as the North Grenville Historical Society, are doing this is through a diverse array of community events, said BIA chair Angela Beking. Kreepy Kemptville, the Dandelion Festival, and Pirates Day, to name only a few, are some of the popular

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community events hosted in Kemptville’s downtown. Beking said these pamphlets benefit many people, including the businesses. “It’s a way for them to see what other businesses are available in the downtown,” she said. But when it comes to the new promotional material, the main message is encourag-

ing people, including entrepreneurs, to continue coming back and hopefully setting up shop. Thanks to funding from the municipality, the BIA is nearly done creating the two new pamphlets highlighting businesses downtown with a small description on why their business is unique.

A previous brochure is still being distributed, but is entirely different from the news ones as it lists the shops and restaurants in Old Town Kemptville. “It would be helpful to know each specific business,” said Beking. “It’s also a learning experience to get to know each other.”

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MPPs Elliott and Clark impressed by innovation and improvements at Kemptville District Hospital EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ontario PC Party Health Critic and Deputy Leader MPP Christine Elliott (Whitby-Oshawa) and Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark received a first-hand look at the exciting developments taking place at Kemptville District Hospital and how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blazing a trail for others to follow. The MPPs were led on a tour of the facility on Wednesday, Feb. 13 by hospital CEO Colin Goodfellow and members of the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board and staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted Christine to see first hand the great things that I know are happening at Kemptville District Hospital,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a leader among small hospitals in Ontario and have set an example of how integral a dynamic healthcare facility is to the success of a growing community like North Grenville.â&#x20AC;? Elliott and Clark said they were impressed by the innovative approach Goodfellow along with his staff and board have taken to confront the challenges facing those in the health-care sector. Noted in a press release, Elliott said Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare system is unsustainable and required innovative solu-

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Kemptville District Hospital CEO Colin Goodfellow, left, discusses health care issues with Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and Ontario PC Deputy Leader and Health Critic MPP Christine Elliott (Whitby-Oshawa). MPPs Elliott and Clark were at the hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to see first hand how the innovative steps they are taking is improving service to the community. tions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ontario really has three choices when it comes to creating a sustainable system: we can raise taxes, cut services or innovate. I believe we need to innovate.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what our latest white paper is all about, and I think

Kemptville is doing a great job of innovating on the front line,â&#x20AC;? said Elliott. As an example, Clark cited the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joint replacement program being recognized as an Ontario best practice by the Ontario Hospital Association and the opening



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â&#x20AC;&#x153;While demonstrating that innovation, the hospital has also kept its focus on patient satisfaction,â&#x20AC;? stressed Clark, pointing out KDH earned the highest level of satisfaction in Ontario for its emergency room, day surgery, inpatient surgery and inpatient medical care. The tour also gave Elliott an opportunity to discuss with the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership team the Ontario PC Partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently released Paths to Prosperity: A Healthier Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There needs to be several shifts in the way we approach health care in the province. We need to move from an acute care model to chronic care.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to deliver services in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes. And we need to focus on developing an accessible, coherent mental health system,â&#x20AC;? Elliott said.


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Kemptville campus leads the way in a Tanzanian snapshot EMC News - For the past three years, the University of Guelphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kemptville Campus has been leading one of about seven â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Education for Employmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; projects in Tanzania. These are sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) of which the Kemptville Campus is a member. Our project with the Kihonda Regional Vocational Training Centre in Morogoro is aimed at increasing their instructional capacity through the development of course material. These courses are designed to meet the needs of local farmers and to train young people of the region in various agricultural and food processing practices. It has been my privilege to be part of these efforts since the project began. Now, on my fourth trip to Morogoro, there is still an overwhelming sense of just how fragile things are in this part of the world. The precarious nature of the situation is most obvious during the four-hour drive from Dar es Salaam (Tanzaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major city and port on the Indian Ocean) to the higher elevations of Morogoro, about 180 kilometres to the west. It is mid-February, and while my family is coping with temperatures of -19 C back home in Canada, the temperature here is a humid 34 C. The dry season is coming to an end, and even the local residents are complaining bitterly about the oppressive heat. They are looking forward to the relief promised by the rainy season set to begin in a few weeks time. On the way to Morogoro, we pass literally hundreds of small-holder farms - each

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Sisal growing in a field along the side of the highway in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. only a few acres in size. There is a great deal of activity as the land is being prepared for seeding before the rains come. Then, there will be the uncertainty that each yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing season brings with it. Most of the fields look empty now, but for those fortunate enough to be near a river or a stream, there are occasional patches of green indicating the presence of irrigation. In areas where the land is not favourable for growing crops, the Masai can be seen with their cattle grazing along the roadside. Nearer to Morogoro, there are vast tracts of sisal used for fibre - remnants of the plantations that once were more common here. Roadside stands appear in a few isolated pockets selling produce grown in local vegetable gardens.

Paul, our driver, makes it a point to stop at the stands to pick up onions, carrots, and tomatoes which are much cheaper here than in the markets of Dar es Salaam where he and his family live. Adding to my interest are articles appearing in the two newspapers which I have been reading as we drive. Both The Guardian and The Citizen have numerous stories about various food-related topics.

There are stories of how the National Food Reserve Agency in Tanzania is planning to sell 20,000 tonnes of maize from its stock to help avert hunger. This is in addition to a previous release of 20,000 tonnes to millers to help keep the price of flour affordable. In a country where about 80 per cent of the economy is based on agriculture, it is not hard to see the tremendous impact that drought and other threats can have. Unfortunate-

ly, most of sub-Saharan Africa is in the same predicament. In response, Tanzanian seed multiplication centres have recently released twenty-two new hybrid cereal seed varieties to deliver higher yields in spite of drought and disease. Naturally enough, most of these are maize upon which there is a great reliance. In spite of these efforts, there are new threats to the economy. Most recently, two diseases

have begun affecting Tanzaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cassava crop. This food staple is being attacked by cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak virus. Unsuspecting farmers are often not even aware of the problem and the need to take remedial action until much of their crop has been lost. University researchers have launched a new program to inform the public about the benefits of adopting various procedures to enhance production and yield. Their target audience is the staggering thirty-three million or more small-holder farms in Africa. The majority of these farmers are women, and they produce upwards of 90 per cent of Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food supply. With Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population expected to rise to two billion by 2050, there are huge challenges that must be faced to increase production by as much as 70 per cent to meet these anticipated demands. On one of my first trips, there was a feeling of helplessness, and even hopelessness, when looking at the enormous problems facing the agri-food sector in sub-Saharan Africa. I have now come to realize that we cannot solve all of the problems, but by addressing situations at the local level, international efforts can go a long way in helping provide food security to this part of the world in the years to come.

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Take a trip around Scotland with scotch tasting event

In the Moment owner encourages community to support three charities following fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tragic death

EMC Events - Please join the Kemptville Kinsmen and Scotch expert Geoffrey J. Skeggs for a fun night of Scotch tasting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 - upstairs at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Heaphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub. Enjoy tasty offering from the staff at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Heaphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s while learning the differences between Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whisky producing re-

EMC News - The owner of In the Moment Party & Event Planning, Julia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady, suffered a tragic loss last week when her father, Kirk Fachnie died unexpectedly at the age of 60 after hitting his head on the ice during a pick-up hockey game with friends. As Juliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family prepares for the Celebration of Life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Apprentice teams are committed to moving forward to ensure that the three charities that are this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipients of the fundraiser are not affected. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady spoke to her staff and explained that this can not stop the progress of these events and she is hoping that the community will come together and help them all ensure that their events are a success. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady would like to thank all of her amazing friends and her ITM team that have stepped up at this difficult time to help in any way they can. An exciting weekend in Kemptville coming up with all three teams hosting their particular events. On Saturday, Feb. 23 the Heels for Wheels event will find ladies making their way through downtown shopping, dining and spending quality time with their moms, sisters and friends while they raise money to help cancer patients

get to their treatments. If you have high heels you are no longer wearing and would like to donate them to the high heel sale please contact Shelley at To Be Continued. On Sunday, the Beth Donovan Hospice team will be hosting a British High Tea at the North Grenville Municipal Center. The team is looking for the donation of baked goods for the dessert auction as well as anyone who would like to contribute sandwiches and other treats for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Beth Donovan Hospice Office or by calling Richinda at 613-269-2022. Be sure to wear your favorite hat and little white gloves. Women of all ages are welcome, including little ladies. Spend some time with your daughters, granddaughters and nieces and make wonderful old fashion memories. And the last event for this yearâ&#x20AC;ŚSpeed Dating in support of Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Well. Register today for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Find Love at the Wellâ&#x20AC;?. The cost is only $25 and includes your appetizers while you meet and greet. The event will be held at four different locations. Each location is specific to an age group. Come out and meet new people and possibly even find love. The age groups are 18-25, 25-40, 40-55 and 55 and up. Register by calling Spa Sans Souci at 613-269-3222, ask for Roz.

gions; the Lowland, Speyside, Highland, Campbeltown, and Islay. Scotch expert, Geoffrey J. Skeggs guides you through this educational evening on the regional differences found in Scottish Whiskies. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by contacting Chris Drozda at 223-6625.

Have someone in mind who would make an excellent feature? Or how about an event going on in your community? Give us a call at 613-283-3182 ext. 126.


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Singer Ana Egge to bring noir storytelling to The Branch EMC Entertainment - Ana Egge will play the Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill in Kemptville on Feb. 28, following her dates at the Folk Alliance International conference. Ana has been touring steadily on the heels of her most recent album Bad Blood, her seventh to date. Recently released in Canada, Rolling Stone magazine gave the CD 3.5 stars, saying “Her latest, a team-up with producer Steve Earle, is folk-rock storytelling stained red and flush with madness… tuneful noir in a long American tradition.” The 12-song set was produced by Steve Earle and mixed and mastered by Ray Kennedy (Earle and Kennedy’s production partnership includes the Grammy winning Lucinda Williams album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, the Ron Sexsmith favorite Blue Boy, and many more). The album features a stellar backing band consisting of Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Byron Isaacs (Levon Helm Band), Rob Heath (The Madison Square Gardeners), and Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson (Steve Earle and the Dukes & Duchesses, The Mastersons). Steve Earle stated, “Ana Egge’s songs are low and lonesome, big squarestare noir ballads which she plays on a guitar she built with her own two hands and sings like she’s telling us her deepest, darkest secrets.” In the midst of coping with family members suffering from mental illness, Ana Egge was compelled to write the songs featured on Bad Blood.

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Ana Egge will play the Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill in Kemptville on Feb. 28, following her dates at the Folk Alliance International conference. She stated, “It can be difficult to explain the realities of mental illness to people who don’t have any firsthand experience. Loving someone whose reality ebbs and flows drastically from your own, you’re constantly trying to imagine what they’re thinking and feeling, but that’s a crooked road. Sometimes there’s no reason, there’s no why.” She continued,

“Dealing with this can feel so isolating because no one wants to talk about it. I drove it into my writing.” On the title track “Bad Blood,” Ana approached mental illness as a character unraveling and wreaking havoc on the world with the lyric “Bad Blood runnin’ wild in the west, bad blood runnin’ away.” She wrote the song “Hole In Your Halo” after

visiting a family member in jail and seeing how destructive the disease is and how it can turn people against themselves. In “Driving With No

Hands,” she tries to capture the potentially dangerous and erratic behavior that accompanies the manic swings of the illness. Bad Blood con-

veys compassion and hope for redemption. With Earle’s driving production and Egge’s lilting melodies, the songs belie the dark undercurrent of the subject matter. Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Ana grew up in the town of Ambrose, North Dakota, population 50. At 12, the family relocated to Silver City, New Mexico, where her parents established a school by the name of Down To Earth. Her astrology teacher, Don Musser, was an accomplished luthier and the summer before she turned 17, Musser invited Ana to apprentice with the intention of helping her build her own guitar. She drove to his house once a week for seven months until the guitar was completed and it is the main guitar she continues to play today. After living in Austin, TX for five years in the 90s while working on her music, Ana returned to Silver City and began building her own house on her sister’s land just outside of town. While she still maintains the home and visits often, she has called Brooklyn, NY her primary home since 2002. Ana Egge has toured and shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Ralph Stanley, John Prine, Ron Sexsmith, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, Iris Dement, Richard Thompson, George Jones, and many more.

TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Municipality of North Grenville will hold a public meeting on MONDAY, March 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Road 44) to consider the following item:


A proposed Housekeeping Zoning By-Law Amendment, File # ZBA-7-13, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended will be considered at that time. The purpose of this application is to make a series of changes to the new Comprehensive Zoning By-Law #50-12, correcting oversights and errors, clarifying the intent of certain wording and incorporating previously approved zoning amendments which were not included in Zoning By-Law #50-12. There are a total of 15 changes being proposed to the text of By-Law #50-12 and 13 changes to the land use Schedules. This amendment is deemed to be a general amendment which applies to lands throughout the Municipality.

TAKE NOTE that Municipality of North Grenville initiated this application and deemed it complete February 4, 2013. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or oral submissions either in support of or in opposition to the above item. In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to submit written comments, please ensure that your comments are delivered to the Planning and Building Department's office (285 County Road #44) prior to the day of the meeting. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of North Grenville before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Corporation of Municipality of North Grenville to the Ontario Municipal Board or may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to this item is available through the Planning and Building Department’s office during regular business hours from Monday to Friday telephone (613) 258-9569. DATED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE THIS 13th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013. Forbes Symon Director of Planning and Development PO Box 130, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 Phone (613) 258-9569 Fax (613) 258-1441 R0011928527

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Mark your calendar for TLC Soupfest March 2 EMC News - Bring your family and friends to TLC Soupfest 2013 to be held Saturday March 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville. Organizers are excited to celebrate their fifth year hosting this fabulous soup competition, where restaurants from the neighbouring regions will compete in making their best soup from scratch. TV, Radio Celebrity/Culinary judges will be selecting the Best Soup, Most Creative and Best Presentation from among the participants. The public will vote for the Best Soup Peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice Award. It is a fun and tasty time for all ages. The restaurants enjoy the friendly competition and the platform to meet the public, promote their business. An opportunity to build relationships with the communities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great venue to sample many different soups and discover new restaurants. Last year was a great success at our new location in Kemptville. We received great reviews from the public and the restaurants. Each year the chefs outdo themselves with their creations and presentations. For the first time, we had 2 first place winners for Best Soup, Nakkon Thai and Salamders. Brad the

Balloon Guy was a great crowd pleasure and we are happy to announce, by popular demand Brad will be joining us again this year stating he had a hoot of a good time with everyone. Winter is almost over, spring is around the corner, what a great time to come out and meet old friends, make new ones and get to know and speak with the Chefs who enjoy this event as a fun time out of the kitchen. Tickets are on sale now or at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be a cash dessert bar/coffee/tea/water and a dessert auction. We will have a jug to receive pennies from people who have them lying around and would like to turn them in. Along with Brad the Balloon Guy, Singer/Songwriter Karl Berg from Goderich, On will do a tribute to John Denver and a local trio will do 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music in the lobby area. Proceeds of the event will support our charitable work. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a win; win for everyone. TLC is a ministry of meeting needs, building relationships and sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways. Sponsors and volunteers are needed and welcomed. Call Lynn at 613-989-3042/cell: 613-869-1191 for more details.

Community encouraged to donate towards hall By SABINE GIBBINS

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Oxford Mills community is a giving one. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evident in the number of â&#x20AC;&#x153;bricksâ&#x20AC;? plastered on the walls inside Maplewood Hall. Community members have purchased bricks, with proceeds donated to the hall for infrastructure renewal purposes. As John Barclay of the Oxford Mills Community Association explains, the community is being encouraged to donate towards a new project which will see the hall become retrofitted for a more music-friendly environment. Currently, when a show takes place, said Barclay, the sound echoes around the walls. The association would like to see more shows take place in the cozy venue, but a retrofit is needed in order for a better experience. Barclay said they are looking to raise a few thousand dollars. In addition to the brick fundraiser, a painting will also be raffled off.

Upcoming events Friday nights until March - by the dam - Mudpuppy Nights In Oxford Mills (free) Saturday mornings - Market Day in Oxford Mills (bring cash) Second and last Fridays of the month, 7 p.m. - Game Night (free) First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. - OMCA meetings, all welcome (free) March 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 a.m. April OMCA meeting and Equinox Pancake Breakfast (free) March 31st - 1:05 p.m.- 1:10 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt (free) May 4 - May Day Celebration at the Community Garden (free) July 1- noon to 3:30 p.m. Canada Day in Maplewood Park (free) July 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. Theatre in the Park (by donation) Oct. 31- 6 p.m. All Hallowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall (free)






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volunteering for Ducks Unlimited and being part of an organization that has spent 75 years conserving wetland

habitat for wildlife and for people, please contact our committee Chairman, Kerry Coleman at 613-258-7515.

MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUILDING BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Municipality of North Grenville will hold a public meeting on MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Road 44) to consider the following item:

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The Municipality of North Grenville intends to amend the existing Building By-Law, being By-Law No. 14-98, as amended, in order to: 1. Change Section 6, Fees by adding a policy which states that permit fees paid at the issuance of a building permit are to cover the cost of inspection carried out by the Chief Building OfďŹ cial, or his designate, for a period of two (2) years. 2. Require that all inspections to be carried out after two (2) years from the date of the issuance of the permit be subject to a new administrative fee of $250, unless in the opinion of the Chief Building OfďŹ cial the work has been progressing in a normal fashion and/or the additional administrative fee is not warranted. 3. Repeal By-Law No 28-98, being the By-Law which requires Performance Deposits for building permits. These changes are being made in order to reďŹ&#x201A;ect the additional administrative work associated with managing open building permits which are two (2) years old or older and to recover the costs associated with this additional work. The repeal of By-Law No. 28-98 is intended to reduce â&#x20AC;&#x153;red tapeâ&#x20AC;? and streamline the completion of building permits by eliminating the need for performance deposits for all building permits. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or oral submissions either in support of or in opposition to the above item. In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to submit written comments, please ensure that your comments are delivered to the Planning and Building Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce (285 County Road #44) prior to the day of the meeting. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the speciďŹ c details of the amendments are available, free of charge, through the Planning and Building Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce during regular business hours from Monday to Friday telephone (613) 258-9569.

Forbes Symon, Director of Planning & Development PO Box 130, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 Fax (613) 258-1441 THE EMC - K7 - Thursday, February 21, 2013



EMC News - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three quarters of a century of work conserving wetlands. In those 75 years DUC has conserved 6.3 million acres and completed 9,000 habitat conservation projects. There are 61 DUC wetland habitat projects within an hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive of Kemptville. The 61 projects represent 26,277 acres of wetland and an investment of $3.1 million. On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Rideau Grenville Chapter of DUC will be celebrating 25 years of fundraising for wetlands at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. The annual dinner/auctions held by fund raising chapters all across Canada are a major source of revenue for Ducks Unlimited Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the purpose of our event is to raise money for wetland conservationâ&#x20AC;?, said Tom Humphreys, who has volunteered since 1988. Wetlands do a lot more than just raise ducks. Thousands of plants and animals depend on wetlands. For example, many fish depend on wetlands either as habitat to lay their eggs or as nursery habitat for their fry. People need wetlands too. Wetlands improve water quality by removing nutrients and pollutants. They also slow runoff from large rain storms and snow melt reducing the effects of

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Grit leadership candidates offer ideas, old pitfalls EMC Editorial – Very often, when it comes to national leadership races or elections, our region can sometimes feel left out. For candidates and parties plotting out their bus itinerary, it is easier to take the 416 down to the 401 and hit the “big cities,” like Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, on the way over to Toronto. But earlier this month, two federal Liberal leadership candidates arrived in this area, and put to lie the notion that the race to succeed Bob Rae as interim leader is composed of a bunch of sheep singing from the same hymn book. In manner of style, former astronaut Marc Garneau and policy whizkid Deborah Coyne, are certainly very different. Garneau, representing the downtown Montreal riding of Westmount-Ville Marie, landed at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario in Smiths Falls with a communications lady in tow, and his campaign manager, a former cabinet minister. Coyne, however, drove herself in from Ottawa, alone, on her way home to her son in Toronto, sans entourage, at a Carleton Place restaurant. In fairness, Coyne and Garneau were in the area for different reasons. Garneau was meeting Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Liberals at the museum, while Coyne was meeting up with this newspaper for an interview, which will be printed in the coming weeks. It’s nice to feel needed, and it’s nice that two of the leading candidates have been in the area. It give us a unique chance to see two of the leading contenders for the leadership of the former “Natural Governing Party.” On some issues, like supply management, they were in agreement. Ditto some type of federal leadership on health care – if only the provinces and territories allow the feds back to the table after so many years under Stephen Harper essentially leaving them to their own devices. Worryingly, both Garneau and Coyne made some assumptions that have tripped federal Liberals up since 2006. Coyne stated that Canadians don’t want polarized politics between the Conservatives on the right and the New Democratic Party on the left. Plenty of countries do this, like the United States.Garneau predicted that, in Quebec, the Liberals would be in a three-way race with the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois. His reasoning? That the sponsorship scandal would be old news for Quebeckers by now, and that they had only voted NDP in 2011 because they connected with the honorable image of the late, charismatic Jack Layton limping along on his cane. There may be some truth to all of this, but it would be sad for both candidates to make the assumption that Canadians want to give the Liberals another chance just because, hey, we’re due, and, in time, y’know, we’ll all come to our senses. Whoever wins the leadership in April, they’ll need all the ideas they can get, ones that click with Canadians, rather than another convention rife with wounds, and a party built on nostalgia for leadership from 40 years ago.

The blessing of four seasons


MC Lifestyle It’s Canadian to talk about the weather. And it’s Canadian to complain. We don’t even realize we are doing it. It’s just our goto for conversation topics, to comment or complain about amount of precipitation, beyond-average temperatures, wind levels and intensity of sunshine. Well I guess we should be grateful for our four distinct seasons, as we are never without something to talk about. Ten years ago this month, I left Canada for Asia. It was already ‘springtime’ there, if you can call it that. Immediately I noticed something was missing. Yes, the patches of grass in the park were greening up, and the trees were budding. But that springtime smell was missing. In Taiwan, the damp chill of winter, at times dropping to 5 degrees, is quite uncomfortable as most homes do not have central heating. You huddle around a porta-

ble heater at home, and plug in another one under your desk at work. Spring comes and goes quietly, and one morning you wake up to a blinding sunrise and sweltering 50 degrees of humid heat. Summer arrives with fanfare and cymbal clash in Taiwan. Canada’s seasons have rhythm. One fades gracefully into the next, with perfect timing. If you live in the same part of Canada for a period of time, your body will learn the rhythm. You will learn to expect the next season—to anticipate its arrival. Can’t you just feel spring waiting around the corner? Springtime on the farm means lambing. The first of our sheep is starting to grow an udder. She is “bagging up”, as the expression goes. By the end of the month we will have a lambing room full of ewes— ten to a pen, forty in all. There they will fatten up on hay, sweet feed and mineral, and wait out the impending arrival of eighty to ninety little ones.

The Accidental Farmwife Diana Fisher I love lambing season, but it is probably our most exhausting season of the year. It’s the only real ‘work’ we have to do on the farm. When the animals are outside, coming and going and seeking food and shelter when they need it, it’s very simple to put a big round bale up every few days. The only daily task is refilling the water troughs.

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During spring lambing we attend and often assist births, we feed and water and clean and attend more births. For a solid month the lambs are born, and for a few more weeks they find their corners and bond into their little family units. Sometimes we get mothers who have no maternal instincts. As nature would have it, however, there is always another mother willing to take on surrogates. We just have to find them. Lambing is about watching and waiting, experimenting and monitoring progress. Last year we had a few to bottle feed – lambs whose mothers for one reason or another were unable to feed them. Some of the smart lambs learn to steal from other ewes who are more than willing to feed someone else’s young. Then comes the day when everyone is old enough and secure enough to be released outside. When we are confident the lambs know their mothers, and will not lose them in the great outdoors

when they are hungry or thirsty, we slide the big barn door and slowly open the pen gates. The ewes are usually the first ones out, but they are reluctant to leave their young so they often come running back in. The most efficient way to encourage an exodus is to grab an armload of lambs and step out into the sun. The ewes will come screaming after you, looking for their young. Once outside, the lambs and ewes blink at the sunshine, and sniff the air. Ahhh. Fresh, green grass. That first day is one discovery after another. Sweet new

grass, salty mineral soil and rocks, sun and shade, hills and valleys. The oldest lambs start springing across the field, joyful and exuberant. The ewes breathe grateful sighs of relief, and seem to walk proudly as they lead their young to pasture. We still need to monitor, just a quick sweep late afternoon, to ensure no one is left behind in coyote territory when the herd comes back up to the barn for the night. It’s a busy time of year, but I love it. One tiny miracle after another, for weeks on end.

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HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY Joy Price IT’S A SURPRISE! Please join us for a surprise birthday tea to celebrate our Mom’s 80th birthday. Sunday, February 24th, 2-4 p.m Perth Legion Br. 244 Best wishes only please Share a story or picture


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Allan (Mort) Mercier HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY Please join us for cake and coffee Sunday, February 24 1-3 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall Frankville, Ont. “SURPRISE”

Formerly of Windsor Mills and now living life large at the Waterside Residence in Carleton Place, Ontario. He would love to hear from all his old friends and can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 613-257-2474

HAPPY 73RD BIRTHDAY to James Giff HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY to James Braham Love you both! Sherry

THANK YOU The family of the late Ken Leach would like to express our appreciation to all our relatives, friends and neighbours for their many expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to The Rev’d David Vavasour for his comforting words. Thank you to the staff of Tubman Funeral Home for all their support and to the ladies of St. James, Franktown for the lovely lunch which they provided. Sincerely, Elaine and family

The family of Margaret Rose Rupert would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, food, cards and visits to our home; also Constable Russ Beaton for meeting us at the hospital and for the staff at the Kemptville Hospital and the Kemptville Fire Department. To neighbors and friends in Oxford Mills for their help; to Hulse and Playfair in Kemptville for the caring service. To Rev. Martin Carnahan for the lovely service and to Rebecca and Toni for their eulogies. The grand-nephew & nieces for acting as pallbearers; the beautiful lunch served by the Oxford Mills Ladies and to Betty and Chal for all their organizing. Thanks again Marg’s family THANK YOU The family of Pete McNamee wish to share our thanks with all who supported us through this most difficult time of our lives. He passed away with the same dignity and strength that he carried throughout his lifetime. To all who knew him, he was a good and faithful husband, a hero to his children and a loyal friend. There are no words that can express how much the family appreciates everyone who supported us by calling, sending food, stopping in for a visit or just being there if we needed them. With sincere appreciation from the bottom of our hearts, we also want to thank Stewart and his staff at Blair and Son Funeral home for all your support. A very special thanks to the eight wonderful grandchildren who acted as pallbearers and who once again made their Poppa proud.

It’s A Girl (and a NEW Senators fan)! Emery Eva McLean – Michael & Krista McLean are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first child – a beautiful daughter. Emery Eva McLean was born at the Almonte Hospital on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 11:39pm. She weighed 9 pounds. Mom and baby daughter are doing GREAT. Proud Grandparents are Frank & Eva McLean of Fallbrook and Al & Gerda Hearty of Perth. A BIG thank you to our friends & family who have supported us through this amazing time in our lives. We are truly blessed.

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

CURRAN - CARROLL Ashley Alexandra Curran, daughter of Butch and Catherine Curran, was joined in marriage to Ryan James Carroll, son of Tom Carroll and Ann Carroll, on September 15, 2012. The gorgeous wedding was celebrated at Code’s Mill in Perth. Congratulations Ashley and Ryan THE EMC - 37 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

February 24, 2013 Friends and relatives are invited to a Birthday Tea on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 2:00 – 4:00 pm At Arnprior Villa, 15 Arthur Street, Arnprior Ontario Best wishes only


Happy 90th Birthday Catherine Watt

CARD OF THANKS The family of the late Glenn James would like to thank everyone—relatives, friends and neighbours—for their love and support. Many thanks for the floral tributes, food and sympathy cards. Special thanks to C.R. Gamble and staff for their kindness and professionalism, and the Legion for the lovely luncheon. Thanks to Rev. Mary Royal for the beautiful service and my brother Doug for the eulogy. Thank you to the Ambulance attendants and firemen for the quick response to my call, and Dr. Glenn and the nursing staff at the Almonte General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Dolan for all his care and compassion for Glenn. With much love and gratitude, Helen and family

What a party! Jack and Wendy Leach would like to thank family, friends, and neighbours for sharing in Jack’s 50th Birthday Celebration. The food, cards, tickets and gifts were very much appreciated. We are so lucky to know all of you. A special thanks to Garry and Sandy who arranged the party that Jack never wanted but really enjoyed and hope everyone else did. Thanks, your friends Jack and Wendy

I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to my retirement party at Maximilians in Perth on February 5. A special thanks to Cheryl, Sandy, Linda and Liliane for making it special. It was great seeing all my previous co-workers. Marg Ogden

DONOVAN, Helen Marie In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away February 22, 1998. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we are all together But with love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Lovingly remembered by all your children and their families

WHITTON Stephen Edward

Meder, Mary Genevieve (nee Leslie)

Pritchard, David

Mary passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place.

February 21, 1947 - February 17, 2013

After a long battle with cancer on Saturday February 16, 2013 at the age of 65. Suzanne, known to friends as “Superchick”, spent her final days surrounded by family and friends. Loving wife of Don. Dear mother of Brenda (David Farrell) and Lori Pershick (Dan Durckovic). Proud grandmother of Michael and Jennifer Farrell. Survived by her brothers Rene Laporte (Viola) Jean-Paul Laporte (Jeannine) and Pierre Laporte (JoAnne) and her sister Lucienne Denault (Robert). Predeceased by her parents Ernie and Therese Laporte, and her sister Mireille Boisvert (Nelson). She will be forever remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Friday February 22, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the spring in Fort Coulonge, QC.

Peacefully, on February 17, 2013, age 65, after a tough battle with lymphoma. Loving husband of Leigh (Yelland) and devoted father of Emma. David will also be missed by mother-in-law Mardi Yelland and Aunt Eleanor Pritchard. He will be fondly remembered not only by his family, but by his many friends, colleagues and former students. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Wednesday February 20, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral service was in the chapel Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Donations for a memorial bursary at Carleton Place High School, 215 Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 1M3, would be appreciated.

She is survived by her loving husband Bill. Predeceased by her parents Joshua and Matilda, and brothers Archie, Lorne, Frank and Reg. Mary will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. A graveside service will be held at United Cemeteries, Carleton Place in the spring. Special thank you to all the staff at Stoneridge Manor for their care and compassion. For those who wish, a donation to Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


March 21, 1947 - February 16, 2013


Pershick, Suzanne (nee Laporte)

Peacefully at Rosebridge Manor in Jasper, Ontario on Saturday February 16, 2013 in his 75th year. Son of the late J.B. and Violet (Black) Whitton of Renfrew. Beloved partner of Janet (McGee) Robinson. Loving father to Shawn (Monika) of Newmarket and Mark (Luisa) of Brockville. Cherished grandfather to Ryan, Marisa and Luke. Dear brother of Bart (Marion) of Ingleside. Stephen is predeceased by his sister Margaret Mills. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 3-7PM. There will be a private graveside service in Renfrew. As expressions of sympathy donations to any charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at

Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation.

Currie, George “Allan” Joseph” June 23, 1933 - February 14, 2013 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital on Thursday, February 14, 2013, with his family by his side, at the age of 79. Loving husband of Irene for 56 years. Dear father of Randy (Helen), Dave (Kim), Barbara (Earle Robertson) and Dale (Kimberley Madejchuk). Proud grandfather of Lisa, Rebecca, Tracy, Sarah, Ashley, Shanelle, Damon, Evan and Tiernan. Great-grandfather of Karenna-Marie. Predeceased by his sisters Evelyn Campbell, Doris Nolan and Mildred Conlon and his brother Harold. Survived by his sister-in-law Norah Currie and many nieces and nephews. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. An Orange-Black service took place on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. A fire department walk thru will take place Monday at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday at St. James Anglican Church, Franktown at 2 p.m. Interment at Franktown Public Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to St. James Anglican Church, Franktown, Carleton Place Hospital Foundation or Beckwith Fire Department Association would be appreciated.


MARTIN Helen “Lena” It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Helen “Lena” Martin on February 13, 2013 at the remarkable age of 95. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Helen was the loving and nurturing centre of her family. She was a hard-working, kind, generous person who always gave more than she received. Life was not always kind to her, but she lived her life with a simple elegance that we will all cherish. She was a tiny woman with a big heart, a positive spirit, and a strong sense of right and wrong which she imparted to her children. She will be missed and held close in the hearts of her children Patricia (Martin) Watt, (Don) Toronto, Edward Martin (Anita) Kemptville, Leonard Martin (Joan) Petawawa, and Kenneth Martin (Dawna) Carp. She will be missed by her grandchildren - Robert Meinzer (Monique), Stephanie Martin-Estwick (Rickey), Tina Howell (Scott) and Tricia Weatherbee (Darren), and her great grandchildren - Makayla & Madelynne, Sarah & Rachel, Paige & Kaitlyn, as well as the many, many people whose lives Helen touched. A special thank you for the compassionate, loving care she received from the wonderful staff at Marianhill Nursing Home in Pembroke - a true home away from home. Cremation has taken place at Gamble Funeral Home in Almonte, and we appreciate their thoughtfulness and assistance at this sad time. A celebration of her life will be held at two oclock on Saturday February 23, 2013 at St Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 503 Alfred Street, Pembroke, Ontario. Reception to follow at Gray Gables Bed & Breakfast, 353 McKay Street, Pembroke, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent, in Helen’s name, to Marianhill Nursing Home, 600 Cecelia Street, Pembroke, Ontario.

Keyes, Doris (nee Horton)

June 6, 1922 - February 14, 2013


At Almonte Country Haven, on Thursday February 14, 2013, at the age of 90, Doris went home to be with The Lord and join her husband Jack. She was dearly loved by her son Doug, her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thanks to her friends, nurses and staff at the Almonte Country Haven for all your care now and over the years. Doris, your poems will always be enjoyed by many. At Doris’s request there will be no funeral service. For those who wish, a donation to Almonte Country Haven, 333 Country St., Almonte ON, K0A 1A0, would be appreciated by the family.

The ones we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear Funeral services entrusted into the care of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. (127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313) Condolences & tributes:

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MONK, Mary Evelyn - July 25, 1950 - February 15, 2013. Passed away at home with family by her side after a courageous battle with Cancer. Loving Wife to Robert for 40 years. Cherished Mother to Stephanie and Lisa (Scott). Predeceased by her parents Garnett and Anna May Scott. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Wildlife Centre, Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences may be made at THE EMC - 38 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gordon E. Thomas

Peacefully in hospital in Perth on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 surrounded by his family at the age of eighty-two. Gordon was the cherished husband of Yvonne (Rogers) Thomas, loved and respected father of Colleen (Barry) Gander, Stephen (Dorothea) Thomas, Carol Thomas and the late Gordon and Donald Thomas. Grandfather of Priska, Arno, Leon, Corey, Paul, Anica and Trevor. He was the brother of Clifford (Gladys), Grace (late Harvey) Rogers, Bill (Beverley), Stan (Heather), Terry (Christine) and the late Gene Jones and Evelyn (late Roger) Fraser. Gordon will be fondly remembered by brother-in-law Lyness Jones and all his family and friends. He served as Master Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Engineers as Army Photographer, retired from Transport Canada and the Corps of Commissionaires. Friends were received at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth, Sunday, February 17th, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Monday at 10:30 A.M. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244, Perth or the Masonic Foundation. Branch 244 Royal Canadian Legion held a service Sunday at 4:00 P.M. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit




Russell Harold Griffith

Passed away at Perth Community Care Centre on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at the age of 105 years. Russell was born on October 3rd, 1907, Chicago USA. Son of the late Fred and Sophie (Jonsen) Griffith. When twelve years old, the family moved to Perth, Ontario. Predeceased by his beloved wife Macey (Love) Griffith, his brother Wally, sisters Margaret and Verna and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Loved father of Harold (Marie) of St. Catharines and Vicki (late Mel Hough) formerly of Peterborough. Cherished grandfather of Tim (Yhing) of St. Catharines, Steve (Heather) of Kingston, and Angie (Evan) of Toronto; great grandfather of Eric. Russell will be missed by his sister-in-law Iva Headrick, nieces Barbara Griffith, Dawna Headrick, Marion Callaghan and nephews George Rathwell and Ralph McKinnon. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth on Monday, February 18th, 2013 from 1 until 2 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel at 2 P.M. officiated by Archdeacon John Fowler. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) or the Perth Public Library would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Steve Quietly with his family by his side in Calgary, Alberta. Beloved husband of the late Florence Cucman. Loving father of Patty (Stan Munn), Stephani (Lowell Brundige) and Mike (Vicki). Predeceased by his loving daughter Sue. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Matt Davis), Sara, Craig (Katrina), Katie (Trevor Legere), Steven (Rachelle), Steven and Madelyn. Cherished great grandfather of Teagan, Sam, James and Cooper. Survived by his sister Nell and predeceased by his brother Fred. Funeral services will take place at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2451 County Road 15, Maitland on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 10 am with interment to follow. A Celebration of Life reception will take place Saturday afternoon at the Spencerville Legion, Br. 604 from 2-5 pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Spencerville Branch 604 or the Spencerville Agricultural Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Officers and Members of the Spencerville Legion, Br. 604 are asked to gather at the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn, Maitland for a legion tribute at 9:45 am on Saturday, March 2nd. Share your memories of Steve online at

LAMING - In memory of our loving Mom/Nan, Lillian, who passed away 9 years ago today (February 21, 2004). Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say Dearest Mum, we loved you In a very special way. If we could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true We’d pray to God with all our hearts For yesterday and You. Always willing to help others When herself should be at rest She was the kindest of all Mothers Now amongst the Heavenly Blest Always loved and never forgotten Sherry, Angel & Adam

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ANNOUNCEMENT E & S Automotive is pleased to announce we have an automotive service technician

Open 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday 2728 Drummond Conc. 9A, Balderson, ON K0G 1A0 613-259-2222


Jamie Sweeney, Truck & Coach Technician is now certified as an Automotive Service Technician. Brent & Cyndi Easton would like to congratulate Jamie and invite you to drop in to E & S Automotive for all your service needs.


COLLEEN WOODS May 1, 1930 – February 23, 2010 Three years have passed since that sad day, When one we loved was called away, Loved in life, honoured in death, Treasured in memory, one of the best. Always loved Husband Maynard Son Ron Daughter Marilyn and family FULLER – In loving memory of Hazel, our dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandma who passed away February 27, 2011 and Eric, our dear father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandpa who passed away May 24, 2003. Loving memories never die, As years roll on and days pass by, In our hearts a memory is kept, Of the ones we love and will never forget. Forever in our hearts, Sharron and Korny, John and Pat, Paul and Asta, Susan and Caleb, Carole, Josephine and Kathy, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren


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Downsizing, must sell. Workshop power tools, including table saw, scroll saw, drill press, grinder and router. All hardly used. 613-283-9784.

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2 SuperVision Energy Star windows. New R.O.75”wx65”h. Fixed 72” x 40”.2 operating awning windows with screens - 36”w x 20”h. Driftwood grey. New, $1500 ea. Will sell for $800 ea. (613)257-3692. All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634.

Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). w w w. s c o u t e n w h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. You’ll be



SHEILA SEABROOKE In memory of our Mom and Grandma who passed away 10 years ago, February 21 2003. Time changes many things but not the memory of this day brings Deep in our hearts You’ll always stay Loved and remembered in every way. David & Diane, Katie Cathy & Ron, Dustin & Candace LETOURNEAU, Wilfred- In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away February 21, 2007. Gone are the days we use to share, But in our hearts you are always there. We miss you more than anyone knows. Love and remembered by Theresa and Family

BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE C A T A L O G . 1-800-353-7864 or Email: Visit our Web Store:

COMING EVENTS St Patricks Dance March 16th, 8:30-12:30


Roebuck Community Hall 7024 County Road 18 Music by Shylo

“Classic Country” -From the Heart, For the Heart. February 24, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd (near Churchill), Ottawa. Advance tickets $10. 613-592-9433.


CRAFTERS & ARTISANS WANTED! Tables available for rent at our 'SPRING CRAFT FAIR' Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 39 Bridge Street, Carleton Place For more information or for registration form, please contact: Patricia Stewart (613-256-5625) This is a fundraiser for St. Andrew’s THE EMC - 39 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tickets 613-658-3159 Just minutes from Brockville and Kemptville.


21st 1976 - Anderson, Uwieda May 1995 - O’Connell, Helen Mary 2007 - Wood, Margaret 2012 - Reid, Lloyd Miller 22nd 1993 - Wright, Christobel Nancy 23rd 1987 - MacDonald, Gary Francis 2000 - McGrath, Beverly Joan Arlene (Dolly) 2008 - Amey, Dr. Xavier Gerald 24th 1983 - McArthur, Alexander Stuart 1996 - Carter, Zita Veronica 2005 - Brazeau, Paul Joseph 2011 - Galvin, Mary Clare 25th 1978 - Duncan, Myrtle Meleta 1980 - Majaury, James Henry 1982 - Gleason, Rosemary 1983 - Horton, Arthur Melville Bond

of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7

*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. I Connect AV and computer help. Need help with your electronics? Audio video installs in-home tutoring. Call Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515.

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LAMING - In loving memory of my dear wife, Lillian, who passed away 9 years ago today (February 21, 2004). We can’t have old days back When we were all together. But secret tears and loving thoughts Will be with us forever. Remembering you on this day, Comforted by so many memories Always in my thoughts Giles

“WE REMEMBER” Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way


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LALLY- In loving memory of Marjorie, Mother, Nannie and GreatGrandma, who passed away Feb., 22, 2004. God took her home, it was His will She completed her selfless task as wife, mother, teacher, guide and friend. In our hearts her memory lingers, Sweet, tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Mother That we do not think of you. We know God said, “Well done, welcome Home.” Sadly missed, lovingly remembered by your daughters Joan, Jane, Judy and Donna and their families.


HURDIS Stuart Alexander Peacefully in hospital at Almonte, early Friday morning, February 15, 2013. Stuart Hurdis of Clayton, age 73 years. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Larocque/McIntosh). Much loved father of Sandra (Wayne) Collins; Step-father of Lisa (Mike) and Leo (Katrina). Cherished grandfather of Kiana, Karissa, Owen, James, Connor and Joel. Step-Brother of Linden (Joan) Somerton and Gene (Maryanne) Somerton. Predeceased by his mother; Marguerite (Peg) Somerton, his step-father, Fred Somerton, his sister, Lois (Everett) White and his former wife; Gail (nee; Gambell). Fondly remembered by his nephews, nieces and many friends and neighbours. Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 for visiting on Thursday, February 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and where a complete Service including committal will be held in the Gamble Chapel on Friday, February 22 at 11 am. Rev. Mary Royal, officiating. Spring interment Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. For those who may want to honour Stuart with a memorial donation, please consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the Almonte General Hospital. Condolences & tributes:

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Mixed firewood for sale. $70/cord. 613-797-1950. Must Sell!! Spacious, high back armchair, black, fern patten in wheat and copper colour with small white buds. A-1 condition. Asking $200. 613-257-8498.




Cookstove/fireplace firewood, piled inside for 2 years. Cut and split. 613-268-2390.

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

Firewood: Dry mixed hardwood, cut, split and piled before March 1, 2012. Stored in shed. $90/face cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.

Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.

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GIBBONS FIREWOOD Clean Dry Quality Hardwood 16” Cut ★ Split ★ Delivered


Keyboard, 16” monitor and mouse. $65; Big satellite dish and receiver, $1000 (working order). 613-256-1058.



New Gravely Woodsplitter 27 ton, 24”, built in U.S.A. $1,749. Service after sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.




5 Miles South of Smiths Falls Hwy 15 @ Bay Rd.



Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm 613-284-2000

Piano Tuner Technician for all your piano needs. Call Lionel Pauze. 1(613)278-2017. World Class Drummer From Five Man Electrical Band, is accepting new students for private lessons. Call Steve 613-831-5029.

Looking for a reliable pre-owned appliance? Visit Street Flea Market

Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648 or

Allen or John Lee


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We computers Windows not functioning? Computer running slow? Viruses, malware, blue screen? Come into Staples today for a Total Repair service. No upcharges, no hidden fees. Staples CARLETON PLACE 613-253-2400 ext 236

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STEEL BUILDINGS BIG BUILDING SALE... “THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. S T E E L B U I L D I N G S / M E TA L BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

VACATION/TRAVEL E X P L O R E T H E G A L A PA G O S ISLANDS: Swim, snorkel & kayak in tropical waters with turtles, vibrant fish & penguins! Bask in the sun, alongside sea lions & iguanas. April 25-May 6, 2013.From $5495$10,695 USD (TICO # 04001400). or 1-800363-7566.

HELP WANTED LOOKING FOR SALES REPRESENTATIVES - Canadian Taxpayers Federation is expanding our Sales Division in your area. For more information visit: CALL 1-800-667-7933 Ext 111 or email:

Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit for dates and details of courses near you. Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, 9 am-3 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.

Local retiree will pay cash for cottage, farm or house for winter renovation. Call 613-326-0599.

Wanted to buy- working used rowing machine. 613-278-1341.

2005 Nissan X-Trail LE, 4WD SUV. Under 62,000 km’s. Fully loaded, heated leather seats, panoramic sun roof, 2WD, 4WD, AWD. Lady driven, asking $11,500.00, o.b.o. Serious inquires only. (613) 283-9188. Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498. You’ll be



1996 Polaris India Tour, 488 cc’s, 1151 km, mint condition. Call 613-259-2411, mornings before 8 am, evenings after 4 p.m.

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Staples 302 Colonnade Dr. KEMPTVILLE 613-258-5900

ComputersUpgrade/tuning/training. Need help with all your computer needs? Call 613-880-3434.


Staples SMITHS FALLS 613-283-3200 ext 236


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LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION requires experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800-263-8267


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2010 DODGE RAM 4X4 $

330.00 MTH

Payment + Tax and Lic.

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Dog obedience classes. Puppy kindergarten, beginners and advanced classes located at the Perth Indoor Pool and the Training Hall (just off the Carp Rd.). Specializing in training your dog to be a better behaved family member. Professional instructors Jim and Judy Stewart of True Companion Dog Obedience School, serving the Perth and area communities for over 23 years. Gift certificates available. (613)264-0203, or 1(888)299-7185.

Pet Waste Removal- tired of cleaning up after your dog? Worry no more, call Dave 613-219-1178 or

Price + Tax and Lic.


Border Collie puppies. Looking for amazing families for these amazing puppies. 613-839-0582,

Help! 7 year old beautiful blue-eyed indoor only cat. Spayed, front declawed, no litter accidents. Good vet care. 1(567)644-8461.

613-259-2222 – Shop & Mobile Service


St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198.

Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203.

PERTH KIA 613-326-0023

2728 Drummond Conc. 9A, Balderson

Registered Hereford yearling bull, “put quality genetics in your herd” good temperament and confirmation. Contact Burt 613-489-3136.

Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.


R. Thomson Auto Sales and Service

Limo X Char bull. 1 year old. Very quiet. Delivery when required. 613-275-2930.

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Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.


One Owner, 114,000 kms, Grey

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217.00 MTH

Payment + Tax and Lic.

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2013 Nissan Altima (Grey) Auto, Air, Factory Warranty, 4,253km, Stk# 614N ................................. Daily Rental $22,900 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (Charcoal) Auto, Cruise, Stow & Go, 22,217km, Stk# 830N......................Daily Rental $20,500 2012 Nissan Sentra (White) Auto, Air, Keyless Entry, Bkt. Seats, 22,165km, Stk# 459N ................... Daily Rental $14,900 2012 KIA Rio 5 GDI (Graphite) Auto, Bluetooth, Bkt. Seats, 24,024km, Stk# 295N........................... Daily Rental $14,600 2011 Toyota Corolla (Silver) Auto, Air, Btk. Seat, Keyless Entry, 50,892km, Stk# 442N..........................Daily Rental $14,300 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Silver) Auto, Cruise, Stow & Go, 43,209km, Stk# 810N ................ Daily Rental $16,900 2010 KIA Rio EX (Red) Auto, Air, Hdt. Bkt. Seats, Keyless Entry, 71,848km, Stk# 274N...................... Daily Rental $11,394



Personal Income Tax Preparation and Efile (+ cash back). 40 years experience. Reasonable rates. Nancy (613)253-5431. Personal tax preparation, over 40 years experience, $35. ODSP or Social Assistance with rent receipt only $20. Valerie Kerr 613-267-6708. Franktown Road. The Only Way, Personal and Small Business Tax Preparation. Certified and Professional, prompt and efficient service. Patricia Hendry (613)267-5293 (home). Answering service available.

2011 Chev Impala LS (Blue) Auto, OnStar, Bal. of Fac. Warranty, 58,112km, Stk# 131412A ..................Daily Rental $13,995 2009 Pontiac G6 (Silver) Auto, Air, Btk. Seats, Keyless Entry, Man. Warranty, 50,951km, Stk# 11853A .....................$14,300 2008 Ford Focus SE ( Lt Blue) Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Pkg., 49,310km, Stk# 121379A ...................................... $12,394 2006 Pontiac Vibe (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, 62,898km, Stk# P6235.............................................................. $11,700 2002 Chrysler Sebring LX (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, Keyless Entry, 132,000km, Stk# P2264 .................... AS IS $2,995



2009 Toyota RAV4 4WD (Red) Auto, Air, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 55,940km, Stk# 121362A................................... $17,394 SOLD 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD AWD (Silver) Auto, Air, Sunroof, Tow Pkg., 70,730km, Stk# 131477A ................... $19,394 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD (Burgundy) Auto, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 35,606km, Stk# 11887A ................ $17,898 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, Tow Pkg., Liner, 48,436km, Stk# P7263 .......... $18,394 2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS (Blue) Auto, Air, OnStar, Remote Star, Bkt. Seats, 108,978km, Stk# 121299A .....Local Trade $16,900 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 (Khaki) Auto, Air, Hdt. Lth. Seats, Tow Pkg., 113,388km ..................Local Trade $8,900



*Some vehicles may have been daily rentals.




850 sq. ft. commercial space on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

HALL RENTAL HANLEY HALL Corner of McGill & William Sts.

Smiths Falls Air conditioned


Iber Rd., Kanata. Approx. 1000-3000 sq.ft. Some training and office space, some industrial. Bill 613-223-0798. Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 9 5 4 5 , (613)257-3790, Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

Almonte, Large 2 Bedroom: Balcony, Central, Fireplace, Plug-in parking, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Tub enclosure, Washer & Dryer on site, Security entry system, approx. 1,100 square feet, 3rd floor walk up, available May 5th. Impeccable references required, $855.00 + utilities, 613-256-1917 or 613-880-6937. Available immediately. 1 bedroom ground floor apt. $400 plus electric heat and hydro. 613-267-6666. Available immediately. Smiths Falls. Beautiful large 1 bedroom apt. Close to downtown in a quiet location. $750/mth. including. 613-283-7000.

1 bdrm apt. in Lanark village. $450/month + utilities, fridge, stove, references. 1st & last months rent. MLS# 856377. 613-200-1000.

Available March 1, Smiths Falls. Nice 1 bedroom upper apartment, central location, $550/month includes heat. Call 613-283-7000.

1 Bedroom - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building across from Almonte hospital Utilities included Laundry in building $690. Call 613-913-3095

Carleton Place- 1 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor of private home. Separate entrance. Heat, hydro, cable included. References required. No pets or smoking, $750/mo. 613-253-1418.

1 bedroom apt. Newly renovated. Fridge and stove. Hot/cold water. $700/mth. Perth. 613-267-2687. 2 (1) bedroom apartments, centrally located in Carleton Place, available March 1. 1 bedroom apt $750 everything included, 1 bedroom $700 plus utilities. Please contact Pat 613-257-8159. 2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841. 2 bedroom bungalow. Large yard. Country setting in Eastons Corners. $795/mth. plus hydro. First/last plus references. 613-284-8247. 2 bedroom house, 9th Line of Beckwith with 1-1/2 baths, appliances, central air and propane furnace, no smoking. References required. $1,000/month plus utilities. 613-257-7104. 2 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $850/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage. 2 bedroom plus. Smiths Falls. Newer home, 1 yr. old. Yard, driveway, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher. Available March 15. 613-285-9216. 2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650. 3 bedroom apt. 1200sq ft, Carleton Place, 4 appliances, 2 parking spaces, $1000/month + hydro. (613)858-9755 3 bedroom house in Lanark area. Non-smokers, mature couple. Asking $1000/month, 1st and last required. Hydro and wood heat extra. Call 613-259-5711. (Rent to own option available). 3 bedroom house, main floor only, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, heat, A/C included. Large yard. Ample parking. Walking distance to all amenities in Kemptville. March 1/13. $1,150 plus hydro. 613-258-7803. 3 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $1,250/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage. Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, 2 bedroom $1075, available immediately. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650. Absolutely Gorgeous Pent House Style apartment in Heritage House, Smiths Falls, with 2 car garage and double lot. Two bedroom, hardwood floors, high ceilings. Available immediately. Must have references. Call Tom at 613-284-1515. Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Available Feb. 1. Call 613-256-3202

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Carleton Place- 2 bedroom condo with balcony for rent, $1100 plus utilities. Available immediately. Call 613-913-3546. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carleton Place, bachelor suite, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798. Carleton Place- Woodward Street. 2 bedroom apartment in quiet secure seniors building. All appliances including washer and dryer in unit. $1,100. plus utilities. Parking included. 613-253-1589. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $845/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Charming and spacious 1 bedroom on 2 floors, overlooking Tay River Basin in downtown Perth. $740 plus hydro. Call Ron at 202-812-8944 or 703-566-9756. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. House for Rent. Located 2935 Highway 43 in Kemptville. Riverfront and Highway Front location. Ideal for home based business or small family. Please call 613-296-6018. Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor (no stairs), $700/month, hydro extra, no pets. (613)296-3455. Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100 Kemptville- Newly renovated older, 3 bedroom farmhouse, near Wal-Mart. Oil furnace, living, dining, large eat-in kitchen (original log wall). Available immediately. Small animal friendly. $1,200/month plus heat and hydro. Horse stalls, turn-out paddock available (extra). Diane 613-258-3166.

Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.

Perth, large, bright, 2 bedroom apartment, ground floor. Fridge, stove and parking included. Patio door with walkout to hedged in area. $850 plus utilities. 613-264-0002.

Lanark Street, Smiths Falls, brick half house, 3 bedrooms, large rooms, 1-1/2 baths, porch, private drive. All new. Available March 1. Utilities extra. $1,100/month. 613-283-1697.

Perth, one bedroom apt., fridge & stove included, $650/month plus heat & hydro. Free parking. No pets. No smoking. 613-264-9153 leave message.

Large 2 Bedroom apartment overlooking the water in Oxford Mills. Parking space included. $850.00/month plus hydro. Available immediately. Call 613-258-0163 or e-mail Large one bedroom, Smiths Falls, bachelor style comes with a pool table and all utilities included. Available immediately. $895.00. Call Tom, 613-284-1515. Newboro, 2 bedroom home. Brand new, never lived in, laundry, no pets, no smoking. Available March 1. 613-267-4449. One month free rent. Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232. Osgoode: 2 bedroom apt. Appliances, laundry & parking included. $800/month plus utilities. No pets, available March 1st. Walking distance to amenities. (613)826-3142. Perth- 1 ($620) and 2 ($700) bedroom apartments in modern, well maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, modern, professionally maintained, laundry facilities. Parking included. Plus hydro. (613)298-2983. Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002. Perth- 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth apartment- Elegant 1 bedroom plus, in restored Victorian home, garden access, $1,295 all inclusive. 613-257-3387. Perth- Large 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment in quiet building. Walking distance to downtown. Very bright, 10’ ceilings. Includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. $800/mth. No smoking, no pets. Available Mar 1. 613-227-9110.

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Room for Rent- Older person, by the month, $500. Call 613-880-3434. Room to rent with family, furnished, shared laundry/kitchen/main bath, includes cable. $500 per month. References required. Carleton Place. 613-253-0821. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls- 1&2 bedroom apartments available in quiet adult building with heat included. $595 and $695/month. 613-220-0698. Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls- Big and totally renovated insulated 3 bedroom up and down semi-detached. Driveway, small yard, no pets, non-smoking. Available March 1. $1,000 plus utilities. First/last. References required. 613-342-0829. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, well located, available now. $1025 plus utilities, wheelchair access possible. 613-257-5711. Carleton Place 750, 900, 1200, 3000 sq. ft. office/commercial space available with industrial zoning, Gibson Center, 50 Bennett Dr. 613-257-5711. Smiths Falls downtown, 2 bedroom apt. Available immediately. $600/month. (613)284-4258.

Carleton Place, private for elderly or mentally lenged people. For more mation call 613-253-0853.

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Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

74 acre Perth area; retreat or hobby farm. Unique quality 3 bedroom, like new spacious bungalow, barn. Many mature trees, great privacy. $189,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248

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Delta village- $31,000 buys 7 room home in need of renovation. Huge treed lot. Good well and septic. Terms as desired. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Hobby Farm 72 rolling acres, paved road. Like new barn 50’x56’, well, water course runs through. Over $20,000 of standing timber. $72,500. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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LUXURY ADULT APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a couple of 1 bedroom units available, as well as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton


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Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. (613)889-3717.


Manuals and decals. Operator manuals, service manuals, parts manuals. Tractors, engines, implements and heavy equipment. Robert’s Tractor Manuals (519)539-0739.

Wanted- Log and Timber frame barns. Call 613-259-2067, evenings.


1 HIC W4 new paint and decals, $2,000. 1HC B414 diesel, new paint and parts, remotes, $2,200. 1 HC 3PTH mower, $500. Cedar rails, $3/each. Hay, small squares, $3/each. 3PTH carry-all, $300. 613-285-4844.

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Are you concerned about someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? There is help available for you in ALANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 613-257-3138, 613-272-3105, 613-203-3713, 613-826-2566, 613-283-5038.

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Lost- menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sterling silver link bracelet. Heavy weight design. Sentimental value. Kemptville and surrounding area. Reward. 613-863-6534.

Bookkeeper required, medium size company in Carleton Place. email:

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Manufacturing Operator (shiftwork position) High School diploma required Please forward your resume with a list of references to: Thank you for your interest.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Local medium-sized machine shop looking for machine setter/operator for busy CNC shop. Reply to Box 433, Arnprior, ON, K7S 3L9

Send resume to: Mississippi Golf Club RR3 Almonte, ON KOA 1AO Greensmere is a 36 hole golf facility located 10 minutes west of Scotiabank Place. We are seeking outgoing individuals for the following positions for the 2013 golf season: t $IFGT $PPLT4FSWFST t 1SP4IPQ"TTJTUBOUT %SJWJOH3BOHF  $BSU1FO.BJOUFOBODF1MBZFST  "TTJTUBOUT t $PVSTF.BJOUFOBODFQFSTPOOFM   %BZ/JHIU8BUFSNFO

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Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualifications as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume.

School Bus driving is not for those who want a full-time job, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful opportunity for retirees or stay-at-home parents, or others with a little time on their hands to supplement their income while doing something important in our community, being a reliable role model for students, and making a real difference. Your mission for today is to TELL SOMEBODY, because everyone who becomes or helps someone become a school bus driver, is making an important contribution to the SAFETY & EDUCATION of our students.


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As a leading manufacturer of advanced textiles and materials, we are excited about our future and the role talented individuals play in our company. We are looking to ďŹ ll the following positions at our manufacturing plant in Perth.


Delivery driver required for local automotive parts business. Part-time position. 15-20 hours/week. Must possess valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, clean driving record and a geographical knowledge of Ottawa and valley towns. Ideal for retired or semi-retired individual. Please submit resume with contact information to:

Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $11.00-$14.00/hr. (613)489-3993 or

Full-Time Cook with restaurant experience required. Please bring resume to Shawarma Place, 545 McNeely Ave., Carleton Place between 11 AM- 4 PM.

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Busy office located in Perth requires full-time receptionist/office clerk. Good communication, computer and internet skills required. Email resume to:

Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume:

Lanark County is seeking competent, dynamic students to fill the following student positions this summer:

Full-time Auto parts dismantler required. Needs experience. Pay range $14-$16/hr. Apply: Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email:


Spotless 2 bedroom large bungalow. Double garage, full basement on huge lot in Cardinal. $134,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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JOB FAIR FRIDAY MARCH 1 80 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Casual Distribution Positions: Performance Printing in Smiths Falls, Ontario, is interviewing candidates for casual PT workers for our Distribution Centre. The ideal candidate will have the ability to assist on various machines and be willing to learn. You must be available to work a minimum of 19 hours a week, be able to stand for long periods of time, lift 25 lbs., and be reliable. Please bring your resume and references and be prepared to interview on the spot. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Music Director wanted for Merrickville United Church, using organ, piano, keyboard, with choir, including special events. Call 613-269-3650.

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Telephone sales and service help required. Experience an asset. Motion Printing. Email: We require respite care provider (in your home) one weekend per month for young Autistic man. If you are compassionate, enjoy outdoor activity, swimming, Kayaking and computing, have a vehicle and zest for life please contact Laurie 613-293-4402 Carleton Place.


The Lanark County Housing Corporation in Smiths Falls is seeking competent, dynamic students to ďŹ ll the following SUMMER STUDENT opportunities in Carleton Place, Perth and Smiths Falls:

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Local children daycare centre hiring for part time employment as well as supply. Send resume to Box 345 117 Windsor Dr. Brockville On K6V 3H7. Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.


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Line cooks, full and part time, must be available days, evenings and weekends. Experience preferred. Fast paced upscale family dining. Apply with resume to: 112 Main St W., Merrickville or email

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Well Established Electrical Contractor has an opening for a 309a or 309c Electrician for Residential type work in West End of Ottawa. Please note that ONLY LICENSED applicants will be considered. Competitive wages and benefits. Must have own hand tools, transportation and valid driving license. Please forward resume to

Spaces available. Almonte. Healthy meals, crafts, fenced yard. Reasonable rates. References and police check. Bus at door. Donna 613-256-5663.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A1â&#x20AC;? Handyman with half-ton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eaves trough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 613-253-4764. Affordable Handyman- Household repairs and maintenance. Interior/exterior painting/staining, carpentry, minor plumbing. Call and book now for winter specials. No job too small. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do them all. (613)283-2070. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Clean As A Whistle House Cleaning Services. Call 613-283-9823, cell 613-207-1730.

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Home daycare in Perth. Healthy meals, crafts and outdoor play. References available. 613-264-5507.

Huge Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Both days, 185 Elmsley St North, behind the Smiths Falls Hospital. Antiques/collectibles, brand new name brand coats, toys, books, home decor, glass, china, artwork, lighting, store display, tools and collectibles. Over 10,000 items between $1 and $5. Great opportunity to gift buy, buy to resell, decorate your home, collect or keep your kids happy. Dealers and internet sellers welcome. To view pictures visit Terms: cash, visa, mastercard and interac. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be



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Welcoming Firearms, ATV, Fishing, Hunting Supplies & Accessories, on Fri. March 15th between 9 am & 3 pm or by appointment. Please call our office for information & to reserve your space for this auction sale.

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Employment Opportunity The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 Almonte has a vacancy for a permanent full-time and a permanent part-time Building Custodian. Applicants should pick up a copy of the job descriptions from Legion Branch 240 at 100 Bridge Street, Almonte. Typewritten applications will be accepted until 5:00pm, Saturday March 9, 2013 and should include a resume of work experience, as well as references. The successful applicant(s) will start work on Monday, April 1, 2013. Only those applicants chosen for interview will be contacted. CL339609_0221

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

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New emissions test gets a tune-up: MOE has temporary fix EMC Lifestyle – The Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA) posted the following ‘dealer alert’ on their website on Feb. 7: The UCDA continues to pass on the concerns and frustrations of members to Drive Clean officials. We met yesterday with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) which has now announced a temporary fix to help dealers who are having problems with vehicle ‘readiness.’ As of today, if a vehicle fails for ‘readiness,’ dealers will be asked to drive it another 30 km, not disconnect the battery or clear codes and bring the vehicle back for a retest after 24 hours. As long as the vehicle shows no additional ‘not ready’ monitors, a retest can then be performed. If the vehicle fails a second time for not being ‘ready,’ it can then undergo a two speed idle test or a diesel visual smoke pass. Most vehicles will pass, as they did under the old test. In other words, there is now a fix in place that will help ensure you can deliver a vehicle within a day or two in a worst-case scenario. The ministry and the UCDA both realize that this is, at best, a temporary fix. However it will allow dealers to sell and deliver vehicles without having to drive them for days on end or for hundreds of kilometers. The UCDA will continue to push for a full exemption

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from testing vehicles less than seven years of age. We will keep you advised on our progress.” The new testing process for most vehicles in Ontario that I covered in a recent column, involves scanning the vehicle’s on-board computer rather than sampling the gases coming out of the tailpipe. The kink in this system that has caught many car owners and auto retailers off guard is that some vehicles cannot be tested because the vehicle computer hasn’t successfully run and passed its own ‘selftests’ first. When this happens the client is charged the regulated $35 fee and told to ‘drive the vehicle some more’ and come back and then he or she faces a $17.50 retest fee not to mention the time and inconvenience factors. Winter weather and retailers’ used vehicle inventory can exacerbate matters as vehicles with low battery voltages or that sit for weeks at a time are more likely to fail the ‘readiness’ portion of the test. Kate Jordan, spokesperson for Ontario’s MOE confirmed these arrangements that the UCDA outlined in their memo. This ‘conditional readiness pass’ is also available to in-

Help give February a heart: Salvation Army EMC News – Salvation Army Thrift Stores across Canada want to encourage the public to help better their local communities by positively impacting the lives of those less fortunate. Through the ‘Help Give February A Heart’ campaign, residents in communities across the country can show compassion and care simply by cleaning out their closets, basements and garages and donating their unwanted and gently-used clothing, housewares and household furnishings to their local Salvation Army thrift store. “The ‘Help Give February A Heart’ donation campaign offers an opportunity for everyone to help make a difference in someone’s life. With three million Canadians affected by poverty (including 600,000 children) and not able to afford a basic necessity such as clothing, there is a tremendous need for support from Salvation Army Thrift Stores,” said Tanisha Dunkley, national marketing manager for The Salvation Army, National Recycling Operations. “That’s why we’ve designated February as the month to bring awareness to how important donations are to helping a non-profit operation such as Salvation Army thrift stores,” she added.

Salvation Army thrift stores, whether located in an urban or small rural area, are 100 per cent charity-based and exist only to generate funds to support Salvation Army programs and services that help the communities in which they operate. Donated clothing and other goods are efficiently and ethically recycled and sold to sustain community programs and services such as emergency shelters, food banks, counseling and addiction services, daycare programs, seniors’ residences, programs for women and children and countless other essential services. Donating your unwanted items to a Salvation Army thrift store is also a great way to reduce waste. The Salvation Army operates one of Canada’s largest national clothing recycling operations that in 2011 alone steered 32 million pounds of household waste away from local landfills. Salvation Army thrift stores gratefully accept donations daily during store hours. Please contact your local thrift store to find out what you can donate to ‘Help Give February A Heart’ or visit www. for more information. Submitted by The Salvation Army.

dividual car owners who are getting a test done because of license plate renewal requirements. Thanks go out to a sharpeyed reader Doug Mathew who pointed out a glaring error in my recent column on emissions testing. Vehicles of the 1988 model year and older are exempt from Ontario’s emission test. Light duty gasoline powered vehicles from the 1989 to 1997 still get the older twospeed idle tailpipe test while 1998 and later models will receive the new diagnostic con-

nector scan test. If your vehicle is due for the two-speed idle test, check around: not all test stations can still perform this exam. Logging onto will get you to the current Ontario Ministry of the Environment webpage for all the facts. “Hello Brian, I read with great interest your article about salt on the roads. I lived in Sweden for three years and was very much impressed by their system. As you say, the Swedes don’t use salt. Instead, most cars have studded snow tires in winter. The studs give excellent traction, even on black ice which occurs much more frequently there than here. And, contrary to what some people say here, the studs cause little serious damage to the roads. Yes, over time ruts do get eaten into the pavement, but

these are easily patched. And there is no rusting of cars, crumbling away of bridges and parking garages and so on. I really miss the studs! Why aren’t we allowed to use them in winter?” Louis de Salaberry Winter tire studs have been banned in southern and eastern Ontario since 1973. They are still permitted in northern Ontario. As to road damage, studies done by the Ministry of Transportation and authorities responsible for highways around the Metro Toronto region, found measurable losses in road surface thickness on high traffic expressways due to stud use. While less aggressive and therefore less damaging studs were later developed, so too did snow tire tread design and rubber compound technology improve. A study done in 2000 by the

MOT concluded that the overall benefits of winter studs didn’t outweigh the risks or present any substantial improvement in road safety over the use of un-studded winter tires. You can risk a hefty fine for driving with studs in your tires in southern or eastern Ontario unless your home address is in northern Ontario. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, (By email to emc@ or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to The Record News, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1). When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies).

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Plans underway for 2013 St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

EMC Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Riding on the coattails of overwhelming success in their 10th season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excitement can already be felt for the upcoming 11th installment of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (SLSF). The festival begins July 13 and runs to Aug. 17. The festival has grown over the past decade â&#x20AC;&#x201C; last year bringing in 5,600 people to see the shows. The first year 900 audience goers attended. Season passes for 2013 are now on sale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There has been steady growth all the way through,â&#x20AC;? Farthing smiled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to keep the momentum going and make 2013 even more successful than our 10th anniversary.â&#x20AC;? Two very special productions are being put on this year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maid for a Musketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (a brand new comedy) and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hamlet,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the tragedy of all tragedies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We commissioned a new play to help the town celebrate another significant milestone,â&#x20AC;? Farthing said of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maid for a Musketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the tie in with the War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a comedy for the community set in the community.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maid for a Musket,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; loosely based on Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Labours Lost,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; is set in Prescott, 1813. According to the website and Farthing, the production involves a group of soldiers who were stationed in Prescott. At the time, they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much to do, so decided to use their time to improve their lives. The plan was to go without women or whisky for an entire year and instead to better themselves through the study of poetry, philosophy and the art of war. But with all good intentions, sometimes comes a change in plans. When some very attractive women arrive in Prescott, those intentions unintentionally unravel. The year 1813, was the year Fort Wellington was built. The production ties in with the War of 1812 Bicentennial celebrations

which are continuing in 2013. Farthing pointed out, those who liked the SLSF production of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Trouble on Dibble Street,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in 2010, will thoroughly enjoy this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maid for a Musket.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The production was written by Lucia Frangione, with original music by Melissa Morris. Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. a â&#x20AC;&#x153;pay what you can previewâ&#x20AC;? will take place featuring â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maid for a Musket.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; All proceeds will benefit the Actors Fund of Canada. The production will open July 13 at 7 p.m., followed by a gala at the Town Hall. For â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hamlet,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; a â&#x20AC;&#x153;pay what you can previewâ&#x20AC;? will take place July 16, 7 p.m. Its opening night is July 17, 7 p.m. followed by a reception at The Red George. The Sunday Series will be another feature throughout the summer months. Sunday, July 21, 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Sonnet Man,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hip Hop Shakespeare Fusion,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; starring Devon Glover takes place. All Sunday series performances occur at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church, 425 Centre St. Sunday, July 28, also at 2 p.m. Paul Rainville in Concert will be featured. Rainville is a respected actor out of Ottawa who will also be playing Polonius in Hamlet as well as donning a dress as Mme. Costard in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maid for a Musket.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rainville is also an established singer and songwriter. Revelers Showcase is the featured entertainment for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. This is where the participants from the Young Artists Training program shine as they present a selection of scenes and monologues. The presentation is a culmination of their weeklong stint working intensively with festival actors. Applications are currently being sought for the training program, which takes place Monday, July 29 to Sunday, Aug. 4. Cost for the week is $150, which also includes tickets to the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s mainstage productions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The skills learned in a theatre setting are applicable in every day life,â&#x20AC;? Farthing observed. Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

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the Sunday Series continues with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bain and Bernard: Yorick Kidding Me!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prescottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite comedy teamâ&#x20AC;? they come back to the festival with some â&#x20AC;&#x153;trademark silliness.â&#x20AC;? This year their unique presentation is a take on Hamlet. Other activities leading up to the festival, April 6 includes the Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences presentation of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Macbeth.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Directed by Catriona Leger, and starring Brad Long, this hour long version features

only three actors. The event takes place April 6 at 8 p.m. For ticket information please visit the website above. Starring Sarah Finch, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yours Ever, Jane,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;an elegant and witty look at Regency England through the letters and novels of Jane Austenâ&#x20AC;? takes place April 20 at 8 p.m. and April 21 at 3 p.m. For ticket information please visit the website. AGM During the recent SLSF annual general meeting, Sandra Lawn stepped down

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Low level water conditions withdrawn for Rideau River watershed EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Streamflows have benefitted from above average precipitation amounts in most places in the watershed through December and January. The 90-day average precipitation total to Feb. 10 was above the low water condition

level I at 88 per cent of normal. The lack of rainfall in November, about 24 per cent of normal, caused the level I condition to be re-declared in early December. However, snowfall events in December and January interspersed with thaws

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tion a habit and we encourage everyone to continue to be water aware. The dry conditions in 2012 left the natural reserves of water in groundwater, wetlands and lakes in a very depleted state throughout the watershed, at the onset of winter.

A spring runoff close to normal and continued routine precipitation will go a long way toward restoring the stream systems in the watershed. Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) staff will continue to monitor conditions and communicate with water managers

throughout the watershed. To learn more about Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Low Water Response program, please visit: www. Wa t e r / 2 C o l u m n S u b P a g e / STEL02_164583.html. Also, visit the RVCA website for local conditions.




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she may make realistic plans and to support her in proceeding with her plan. Check out some of our other services. Residential Program Confidential, safe, and secure emergency housing for women 16 years and over who have been physically, emotionally, verbally, or sexually assaulted, threatened, or harassed. The Centre has an accessible suite and a lift. Temporary accommodation, food, and necessities. Crisis line operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crisis counselling, advocacy, support, and accompaniment. Information and referrals regarding legal, medical, financial, childcare, social services, housing and employment options. Public education and information concerning the issues of violence against women, effects on child witnesses, personal safety, and dating violence. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program Children growing up in violent homes are affected by the abuse they hear and see. The Child and Youth Program provides the following services to children: A non-violent, safe environment. Opportunities to appropriately and creatively express



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their feelings with support. The Child and Youth Program Coordinator helps children to identify, express, and deal with their feelings with violence, separation, and reconciliation. Counselling is provided for the children and mothers. One on one or in a group setting. Advocacy on behalf of the child for legal issues. Parenting skills and positive discipline techniques are offered. Help women to understand the effects/needs of the children who witness abuse. To help the mothers to build a strong, healthy relationships with their children. Help children recognize their rights and responsibilities. Through the Child and Youth Program we seek to break the intergenerational


St. James Anglican Church, Clothier Street West, Sunday Service 8:00am First and Third Sundays 9:15 am every Sunday Reverend Matt Kydd 613-2582562. Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville. Sunday services: 10:00am and 6:30pm. Sunday School during service. Reverend Steven Kohls.

Presbyterian. Kemptville & Mountain Pastoral Charge. Rev. Samer Kandalaft. St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kemptville - 10:45am. Sunday Service - Church School Nursery. Knox Mountain Service - 9:15am.



Roman Catholic. Holy Cross Church (505 Clothier St. W). Mass Times: Sat: 5pm, Sun: 9 & 11 am. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy during 11am Mass. Father Andrew Shim.

Monday Mixed League HSFM Robert Watt - 279 HSFL Mary Ann Bell - 221 HMFM Gord Male - 661 HMFL Mary Ann Bell - 582


Gord Male - 261 Kristel Arcand - 219 Robert Watt - 646 Kristel Arcand - 558

Tuesday Senior Mix â&#x20AC;&#x153;League â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;81â&#x20AC;? Teamstandings: Bertha Tenbult - 5-90 Wayne Kenney - 7-82 Don Moorhouse - 2-76 Sharon Gilmer - 5-75 Maynard Woods - 5-74 Bill Bost - 0-71 Norm Sinclair - 2-64 Keith Crawford - 2-56 HSFM Dalton Gilmer - 250 Wayne Kenney - 238 HSFL Sharon Gilmer - 238 Joan Thomson - 232

maintain housing and foster independence in the community. Help the women to develop safety plans for themselves and their children. Offer initial accompaniment to appointments. Offer short-term follow up, 6 months and 12 month. For More Information 24 hour/7 day a week crisis counselling services are offered at (613) 774-2838 or toll free 1-800-267-0395 Naomiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Resource Centre at 607 St. Lawrence Street in Winchester. Naomiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Resource Centre is please to announce our new website. Visit our website www.

The Anglican Parish of Oxford. i" #*( $PVOUSZ 8FMDPNFw t 4U "OESFXT  (BSSFUUPO t 4U 1FUFST  /PSUI "VHVTUB t 4U Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Oxford Station. The Reverand Matthew Kydd, 613345-2022. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church, 400 Prescott Street 10:00 AM Sunday Service with a nursery and Church school. Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Offices open Tues 8:30 am - 4 pm, and Wed - Fri 8:30 am - 12 pm. Phone 613-258-3259 or e-mail Calendar of events available at www. Building is fully accessible.

United Pentecostal Church 10 St. Lawrence Street. Bishops Mills. Times Of Services: Sunday Morning 10 a.m., Morning Worship Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Evangelist Service - Old Fashion Preaching & Gospel Singing. Pastor--Rev. William Morehouse, Phone 613-2583665 Southgate Community Church 1303 French Settlement Rd., Kemptville. 9:30am and 11:00am. Lead Pasor - Ben Last. Youth and Worship Pastor Joel Van Dasselaar. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry coordinator Lindsay Shephard.

Kemptville Christian Reformed Church. (2455 County Rd. 18/Clothier St. W) 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m. (call for details) Sunday Services. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Worship during morning service, Sunday School following a.m service. 613258-5008

Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oxford Pastoral Charge. Service at 10:30 am, 1st. & 3rd Sundays at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mills, 2nd & 4th Sundays at Oxford Mills United Church. Minister - Reverend Martin Carnahan

HARMONY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 12010 Ormond Road, Winchester. Sunday Service 9:15am Adult Bible Class10:30am Morning Worship 613-774-5170 Rev. D.B. North, Pastor.

The Anglican Parish of Oxford â&#x20AC;&#x153;A BIG Country Welcomeâ&#x20AC;? St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garretton, 11:00am second and fourth Sundays St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oxford Station 11:00am First and third Sundays Reverend Matt Kydd 613-258-1584

May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the holy Spirit you may abound in hope. R.S.V.

Sunday Night Mix League 7pm HSFM Cody Dalgleish - 240 Dan Sullivan - 236 HSFL Fran Brauneisen - 188 Carol Armstrong - 183 HMFM James McDonald - 614 Dan Sullivan - 613 HMFL Fran Brauneisen - 526 Lynn Dalgleish - 505

cycle of violence. Transitional and Housing Support Program The Transitional and Housing Support Worker will offer services to women who have experienced violence and who wish to establish violence free lives separate from their abusers. The THSW provides the following services: Assists women in developing and carrying out their transition plan. Link women with the appropriate community supports such as housing, counselling, parental supports, financial assistance, educational upgrading, job training, legal assistance, social services, and health needs etc. Advocate with community supports where needed. Provide practical information and assistance to find and


Free Methodist. North Grenville Community Church (2659 Concession). 10:30 a.m Sunday Service 613-258-4815. Senior Pastor Reverend Daniel C. Massey.


EMC News - Each year on March 8, women all over the world come together to celebrate International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day provides a common day for globally recognizing and applauding womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievements as well as for observing and highlighting gender inequalities and issues. The first International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day was observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. That day, more than one million women and men showed their support by participating in public events. Between 1913 and 1917, women in Russia and elsewhere in Europe began to celebrate the day as well. Over time, International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration. The theme was expanded by the United Nations in 1975 with the International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Year. By 1977, the United Nations had adopted a resolution designating March 8 as International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Today, International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is a national holiday in many countries and celebrated in many more. Canadians celebrate the progress towards equality for women, reflect on the challenges and barriers that remain, and consider future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives. We encourage all Canadians - women and men, girls and boys - to promote International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day.

Wednesday Mix League HSFM Robbie Morrison - 237 Bruce Nesbitt - 230 HSFL Cathy Nesbitt - 290 Amy Coutlee - 254 Tuesday Ladies HMFM Bruce Nesbitt - 636 Robbie Morrison - 629 Teamstandings: HMFL Cathy Nesbitt - 752 Joan Thomson - 586 Bertha Kehoe - 8-103 Louise Lariviere - 6-100 Thursday 55 + and better Golden Kids League Heather Murdock - 0-92 Helen Racine - 8-81 Teamstandings: Bev Craig - 0-71 Denise Neubauer - 8-70 Bernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bombers - 5-85 Bevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bullies - 5-77 Joan Alger - 2-65 Flo Poliseno - 0-58 Bertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beasts - 7-76 Murielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Muscles - 2-74 HSF Norrine Fawcett - 244 Leona Hudson - 229 Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rollers - 4-70 Maynardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maniacs -3-69 HMF Leona Hudson - 611 Norrine Fawcett - 578 Keithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kickers - 0-57 Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Allies - 2-52 Tuesday 7pm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mens Industrial Leagueâ&#x20AC;? HSFM Bert Turner - 255 Bill Bost - 228 Teamstandings: HSFL Bev Middlemiss - 235 Carol Rennick - 210 Kemptville Bowl - 32-519 Crown Rollers - 22-514 HMFM Bill Bost - 610 Bert Turner - 595 Home Hardware - 28-490 Achorn Consulting - 14-432 HMFL Bev Middlemiss - 573 Carol Rennick - 550 KBC - 10-429 South Ridge Sod - 16-402 Thursday Night mix league 7pm Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Tek - 20-395 Manotick Concrete - 26-347 Teamstandings: HSF Robert Hoger - 346 Ron Coffell - 308 Marcia Naphan - 15.50-294.50 Bruce Nesbitt - 6.50-248.50 Dan Swanson - 11.50-247 Carol Armstrong - 11-247 HMF Ron Coffell - 860 Robert Hoger - 783 HMFM Ken Johnston - 642 Dalton Gilmer - 625 HMFL Joan Thomson - 637 Lorraine Templeton - 575

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Sterling Sloan - 11-205.50 Frank Naphan - 10.50187 HSFM Dale Robb - 242 Dan Swanson - 230 HSFL Marcia Naphan - 253 Michelle Roger - 209 HMFM Dale Robb - 620 Bruce Nesbitt - 603 HMFL Marcia Naphan - 658 Michelle Roger - 526 Friday Morning Mix League TGIF Teamstandings; Joan Godfrey 0-96 George Gouthro 7-81 Barb Brogan 0-81 Bruce Button 7-73 Audrey Arcand 0-67 Dalton Gilmer 7-67 HSFM Dalton Gilmer - 270 Jos van de Loo - 20 HSFL Joan Godfrey - 197 Sharon Gilmer - 19 HMFM Dalton Gilmer - 689 Jos van de Loo - 525 HMFL Coby van de Loo - 513 Sharon Gilmer - 497 Youth Bowling Canada, Kemptville YBC Bowlasaurus div: Corbin B-104 Josslyn H-73 Nathan R-74 Peewee div: Eliza B-101 Nathan B-109 Kieran W-103

Bantam div: Bradly B-145-134 Jhonus B-144 Aaron S-125 Junior div: Mia A-157-205 Angela C-155-156 Andrew C-171 Anthony C-215-205 Braedan C-176 Carson K-168-173 Breanna L-151 Isaac T-151 Jamieson W-258 Kyle W-163 Senior div: Jordan B-217 -209 Devon B-202 Brandon K-205-203 Yeah Kemptville YBC bowlers where on the move last Sunday all through the Ottawa Valley in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;4 steps to stardomâ&#x20AC;? Tournament and played 5 games in Combo Girls/ Boys and Pacer team. Junior team of Carson K, Anthony C, Jamieson W, Andrew C with Coach Barb D won Bronze. Bantam team of Bradly B, Ambrose W, Liam K, Aaron S with coach Cathy N won Bronze Congratulations to all bowlers who participated and great coaching as usually. See you at the lanes Nona Miller


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Heels for Wheels benefitting Wheels of Hope on Saturday Downtown businesses pile up for Kemptville Apprentice’s charity event

Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre Yoga class at 2:30 p.m. Brewing Oasis Wine Making Tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (every half hour). All tour participants will receive a coupon for $10 off their first batch of wine and a free case of 12 (empty) bottles Butler’s Victorian Pantry

Tea Tasting at 2 p.m. Sample ten types of loose leaf tea and learn about their properties. Candy For You 10 per cent off purchase, excluding ongoing fudge special (buy one pound, get half a pound free). Samples and draw for a gift box. Capilano Pizzeria 10 per cent off the purchase of any food over $20 on pickup orders only for passport holders. Healthy Pets Boutique In-store discounts, draw for a gift basket and free gift for first 25 passport holders. Heather’s Healthy Harvest Healthy Harvest Tasting at 2 p.m. (gluten-free and vegan meals and other healthy goodies) Kemptville Fabric Shoppe 25 per cent off scarf yarn. Learn how to make a ruffle scarf seminars at 2 p.m. and

In-store discounts and a draw for a gift basket

4 p.m. Kemptville Home Hardware 20 per cent off regular priced Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid Products.

Salamanders 10 per cent off entree Sugold Jewellers Ring cleaning and checking

MM Books 25 per cent off purchase Mr. Mozzarella 15 per cent off the purchase of any food over $20 on pickup orders only for passport holders. Nakhon Thai Free appetizer with meal purchase North Grenville Public Library A Historical Talk with David Shanahan (President of the North Grenville Historical Society) 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. O’Heaphy’s 15 per cent off food purchase (does not include beverages) Panache

The Book Market 10 percent off purchase The Branch Restaurant & Texas Grill Free dessert with meal purchase and 10% of sales will be donated to Wheels of Hope. 9:00pm - live music with Trevor Alquire ($10 cover charge).

to Wheels for Hope. Passport card-holders can also get their card stamped at six participating businesses and enter it into the draw at the hot chocolate booth (which will be located at the corner of Prescott and Reuben from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.), for their chance to win a locally-produced gift basket, courtesy of B&H Your Community Grocer. Leading up to event day,

event organizers are also asking for donations of gently used ladies high heels. We’ve all got a pair (or a few) of shoes we bought but never wore, or wore once or twice and they didn’t fit quite right. These “Heels for Wheels” will be sold on Ladies Day Out at To Be Continued Consignment Shop in Old Town Kemptville as an additional fundraiser for Wheels of Hope.

The Crusty Baker 6pm and 7pm Crepe demonstration and free crepe To Be Continued Fifteen per cent off purchase, in-store fashion consulting, and Heels for Wheels Sale - donate your gently used heels to be sold or purchase a new to you pair - all proceeds

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EMC Events – Kick off those heels, ladies! Heels for Wheels, in support of the Wheels of Hope, takes place this Saturday in Kemptville. Passport cards are $20 (all proceeds go to Wheels of Hope), and are now available at Candy For You, the Kemptville Fabric Shoppe, and To Be Continued Consignment Shoppe. Also, passport card holders are welcome to participate in a wide range of activities, including: Audrey’s Antiques 25% off purchase


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The Kemptville Kinsmen sponsored their annual Family Day events at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Monday. The morning started with a movie in the theatre then some skating. Popcorn, hot dogs and drinks along with lots of treats were provided by local sponsors. The Kemptville Kinsmen have been hosting this event since Family Day started. Above, North Grenville Municipal Centre staff Tammy Hurlbert sells tickets to a sold out crowd to Christina Caicco and her daughters Emily and Brooke. Their brothers Andrew and Anthony were there too. At right, waiting for the movie to start - Michelle Tasker, Forrest and Liza Swale, Cole Tasker, Landen Slinger, Luke and Finn Swale.


North Grenville leaders spent Family Day behind bars during the Kemptville Youth Centre’s Jail or Bail fundraiser at the centre’s headquarters. Above, Kemptville fire chief Paul Hutt - who was charged with going through the Tim Hortons line-up with his siren on - waits as community members come by with donations to help bail him out of jail. He was eventually released after $585 was raised. Proceeds from the event will go to support the youth centre’s programs. At top right, mayor David Gordon receives a loaf of bread with a file in it from Youth Centre executive director Robin Heald. The mayor was charged with driving his convertible in January with the top down to the tune of $110 plus an extra $20.

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EMC News – The Kemptville Snowmobile Klub held a successful Poker Rally on Feb. 16. Starting off with a breakfast in the morning and then a day of snowmobiling, the event ended with a fish fry at the Kemptville Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212, above. Top right, Pat, left, and Michael MacKenzie, served up New Zealand cod to more than 120 hungry visitors. Right, Bruce Robinson addresses the crowd gathered for the community event.

ORIENTATION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 2013 Program begins at 6:30pm and runs until 7:30pm in the NGDHS Cafetorium All interested students currently in grade 6 and their parents are invited to attend. 2605 Concession Road, Kemptville, ON K0G1J0 p: (613) 258-3481 f: (855)408-0861 Follow us on Facebook @ North Grenville District High School




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Area club hosts first-ever ATV Ride for Dad By EMMA JACKSON

EMC news - It will be a four-wheeled affair on March 2 when the National Valley all-terrain vehicle club hosts the country’s first Ride for Dad for ATV enthusiasts. The popular fundraiser for prostate cancer research has been embraced by motorcycle, snowmobile and water sport groups across Canada, but this is the first time an ATV club will host such an event. Organizer Theo Janssen said the planning committee expects between 100 and 300 ATV users to join them for the 100-kilometre ride though the North Dundas area. The event coincides with the club’s spring rally. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. and includes a barbecue lunch at the midway point and a catered dinner once everyone returns to home base at Mountain Township Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Rd. in South Mountain. The evening will include a silent auction with items like ATV tires and rims, an ATV snow plow, a crossbow, Ottawa Senators tickets and a Sidney Crosby jersey all donated by local businesses. Participants must register in advance either online at or at the Ottawa Boat and Sportsman Show on Feb. 23 at the Ernst and Young Centre in Ottawa. Registration costs $30 and includes lunch and dinner. Riders are encouraged to set fundraising goals and collect pledges toward them. Riders who raise more than $100 will have their registration fee refunded. There are also prizes for top earners, as well as general

draws for gift baskets and the “tough luck award” for someone who breaks down on the ride. A celebrity rider, Ottawa Senators alumni Brad Marsh, will also be along for the ride that day. Janssen said the club has challenged ATV clubs across the province to take part in the ride and to match the host club’s pledges. He said a number of clubs are travelling from out of town, including clubs from Barrie, Niagara Falls and the Toronto region, as well as nearby clubs in eastern Ontario. Natural choice Janssen said the club’s bi-annual rallies are usually fundraisers, and the decision to support prostate cancer research this year was easy. “It affects one in seven men and it’s a great cause,” Janssen said. “We’ve seen the snowmobiles, water sports and motorcycle clubs have done it and raised big funds, and so we thought why not get our name out as a respectable club.” Indeed, making a positive name for themselves is a priority for members of the Nation Valley club, who are currently working with the City of Ottawa to approve a pilot project to allow ATVs on some roads and road allowances in the Osgoode area. “We’ve always operated to clean up the image of ATVing, because before there were never any rules or regulations or areas for ATVs to even operate,” Janssen said. “We want to do everything on the up and up.” Janssen said the club

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More than 100 riders are expected to turn out for this year’s Ride for Dad. doesn’t have a fundraising goal this year, but every bit helps. “We basically said the sky’s the limit, because it’s our first

ride,” he said. “We’re not sure what to expect.” To date the Ride for Dad charity has raised $11 million for prostate cancer research

and awareness across the country. Money raised through the Nation Valley event will be used to fight prostate cancer in the Ottawa area.

To register or pledge a rider visit To donate an item or sponsor part of the event contact Janssen at 613-614-0812.

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Bears take two from the Kemptville 73’s By BRIAN WILSON

scored while former 73, Blaine Byron, was in the box for tripping. The second period was a very fast, scoreless frame with both teams unable to capitalize on their chances. Smiths Falls scored two quick ones to open up the third period to extend their lead to 4-1. Kemptville got one back when Alex Row notched his third of the year. Jarrett Smith and Quinn Carroll picked up the assists. The shots on goal were fairly even as the Bears outshot the 73’s, 51-39. Billy Cooper stood tall in the Kemptville net. The Bears won again. This time the score was 4-2. Quinn Carroll picked up the game’s second star. The recent game against the Nepean Raiders that was postponed due to the weather has been re-scheduled. It will be played on Tuesday, March 5 in North Grenville. The game will have a special start time of 6:30 PM. The 73’s have three games scheduled for this week. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the team will be in Nepean to face the Raiders. Then, on Friday, Feb. 22, Kemptville returns home to take on the Cumberland Grads. Opening face off is at 7:30. Sunday, Feb. 24, the 73’s will visit the Earl Armstrong Arena to battle the Gloucester Rangers. Friday night’s game is the fifth last home game of the season. Don’t miss your chance to see some developing young talent. Come on out and make an evening of some great inexpensive entertainment. See you at the rink!


The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears were all over and around the Kemptville 73’s on the weekend. Here, team captain Mason Nowak (centre) keeps the puck away from Bears forward Ryan Eardley (left) as Smiths Falls defenceman Tyler Akeson (right) looks on. The 73’s dropped both ends of a home-and-home – 6-1 and 4-2.


EMC Sports - The Kemptville 73’s faced the Smiths Falls Bears twice this past weekend. On Friday, Feb. 15, the team made the short trip down Highway 43 to the Bears’ den in the Falls. Kemptville goaltender, Jake Tugnutt, found himself in another shooting gallery as he faced 47 shots from a determined Smiths Falls squad. The Bears tallied twice in each period to hold a 6-0 lead halfway through the third. Two of the goals allowed were given up on the power play. In the last half of the third period, Matt Tugnutt broke the goose egg with Kemptville’s only goal of the game. It was Tugnutt’s fourth of the year and was also scored on the power play. Assisting on the marker were Matt Martin and Antonius Roumeliotis. The third period was a freefor-all as both teams racked up 127 minutes in penalties. The Bears captured the two points by a score of 6-1. On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Bears travelled to Kemptville in the back end of a home-andhome series. Both teams were well behaved in this game compared to Friday’s main event. After combing for 158 penalty minutes on Friday, the teams only amassed a total of 16 minutes on Sunday. The Bears went ahead 2-0 in the first before Jacob Smith scored his eighth of the season on the power play. Cody Hendsbee and Jesse Blais picked up the helpers. The goal was


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1st Annual Kemptville Wine & Food Show Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Municipal Centre. Presented by the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce No Admission â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tasting Tickets sold at $5 each block Contact the Chamber at 613-258-4838 to learn more or email at or check out the website to see a list of the participants at

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7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: William Langenberg on Horticulture Therapy. New Members and Guests Welcome. Contact Arline 613-258-4645. Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd. 43



Kemptville Legion Annual St. Patricks Day Dinner/dance. Dinner @ 6.00 p.m., dance to follow. Music by DJ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dynamix. Cost $15.00 per person. For tickets call Lorena, 613-258-9065 or the Legion after 6:00 pm @ 613-258-5734.



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The Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional old tyme fiddle and country music dance at the Alfred Taylor Centre, 2300 Community Way, North Gower, every 2nd Friday, 7:30-11:30 p.m., of every month. We welcome new members!! Tickets available at door @ $5.00 per person. For more information call 613 258-2258.

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