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GETTING IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT St. John’s United Church held its annual Holly Tea and Bazaar on Saturday. The hall was filled with all sorts of items to get ready for this Christmas season. A separate area was set up for children to do their shopping. They could get that special gift for someone with

help from the volunteers. Later on, tea and desserts were served. In this photo, volunteers in the children’s secret shoppe – Annika Lakevold, Roslyn Godfrey, Christopher Landry, Cassie Welch and Grace Stephens – are all smiles.

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EMC News – As operations and fuel costs continue to rise, North Grenville Accessible Transportation (NGAT) heavily relies on donations and grants it receives, including the annual allocation from the Municipality of North Grenville. NGAT chairman Don Gilchrist and board member Barry Peart appeared before council and staff at the Nov. 21 budget meeting at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. According to Gilchrist, 2011-2012 was a busy year for the non-pro¿t organization, which is currently running at full capacity, seven days a week. He said they hope to receive a $15,000 grant from the municipality; the same ¿gure they received last year.

“The operating year 2011-2012 has been a busy one and as we approach 2013 it appears to not let up. Since the new four passenger bus went into service in the fall of 2010, it has been in constant use and has 60,000 kilometres,” he explained, adding that the opening of the Colonnade shopping centre has led to extra trips for NGAT. Presently, 40 individuals with mobility-related needs bene¿t from NGAT on a daily basis, translating into approximately 250 rides per month and 2,500 kilometres a month. In order to increase the ef¿ciency of the organization, which has been in existence for 13 years, Gilchrist noted the board is dedicated to making some big changes over the next two years, including revamping the fare schedule and costs

per ride structure; revising the eligibility policy; keeping taxi cabs abreast of the new accessibility legislation; as well as continuing to seek funding from both the municipality and

“It’s very, very difficult because of the cost of operating the system and the rising fuel costs, obviously.” TIM SUTTON COUNCILLOR, NORTH GRENVILLE

the United Way of Leeds and Grenville. As well, NGAT hopes to seek out the maximum fees for vehicle advertising (and bump it up to $4,000 next year from

the current $2,250), reapply to the Leeds and Grenville Accessibility Advisory Committee for monies, as well as encourage donations from local businesses, service clubs and individuals. Funding is a constant concern for NGAT and Gilchrist said the organization expects a “slight de¿cit” of $750 this year, it’s forecasted that number could reach $4,800 next year. This is primarily due to driver/dispatch service costs, as well as vehicle maintenance and administration services. It is expected to cost $70,000 for NGAT to operate this year and that number will jump to $77,300 in 2013-2014. Councillor and ¿nance and administration committee chair Tim Sutton, who also sits on NGAT’s board, said this year, they were blessed with several

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From left, Jack Taylor of Lanark Mutual Insurance, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Deborah Pretty Straathof, Gordon Patterson, and Dave Campbell, of the Ontario Farmers Association (OFA), accompanied by farmers Wyatt McWilliams and Harold Bateman, at the rail yards in Smiths Falls on Monday, Nov. 26.

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Hay donations pour in from western Canada to help drought-stricken farms survive winter By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – Pay it forward and it’ll come back to you. Harold Bateman knows that better than anyone this week. The Tweed, Ont. farmer found himself at the Smiths Falls rail yards on Monday, Nov. 26, the morning of winter’s ¿rst snowfall, about as far removed from this past summer’s drought-inducing heat as one could be. He was waiting to unload a whole load of hay which had been sent in by train from western Canada. Several years ago, the beef farmer had been one of those who had volunteered to send their own hay westward-ho to droughtstricken fellow farmers on the prairies. “We’re hurting,” Bateman said, looking up at the towering yellow bales, set against the cold, blue sky. “I’m lucky to have it. I was ecstatic” with the news. One of Shakespeare’s plays was entitled All’s Well That Ends Well, and while it has ended well for Bateman, it certainly did not start that way

for him. “Everything started wrong,” he said. For many farmers in the area, the ¿rst cut of the season was not good, and as the bales were being wound together, Bateman had that horrible sinking feeling that their best efforts were to be in vain. “The day we made the last bale, the numbers were not there,” said Bateman. “We’re in trouble.” The English poet John Milton once wrote that “they also serve who only stand and wait,” and indeed Bateman too stood at the ready to help the farmers, lo those many years ago. “We offered it but we didn’t send any because they had enough without ours,” said Bateman. Now, with the generosity returned, Bateman hopes that this shipment will last until March. Like a warm Chinook wind blowing from across the prairies here into eastern Ontario, the generosity of fellow Canadians warmed the hearts of other farmers in the area. “It’s tremendous to see hay like this come in and the west supporting us,” said Gordon

Patterson of the Lanark Cattlemen’s Association. “They (loads of hay) are coming in every day…It’s great to see the western farmers supporting the eastern Ontario farmers like this.” In fact, that very morning, Patterson had helped unload hay up in Maberly. “Myself, I’m all right,” said Patterson. “I reduced my herd last year because I’m supposed to retire.” Like Bateman’s predicament, Patterson’s hay yield was only 50 per cent of what it normally is. “There were lots of others that had no hay,” said Patterson. “They were in a desperate situation.” These western grasses, however, will go a long way towards helping farmers continue to feed cities. “The more hay we can get to those animals, the better,” said Patterson. Farmer Wyatt McWilliams of Navan remembered the original Hay West campaign. “Times have changed,” he said. “It’s pretty heart-warming to know that the Canadian spirit is alive and well. The

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Mississippi Mills council debates shelter funding By TIFFANY LEPACK

EMC News – A motion from Lanark County Council sparked a heated debate at the Town of Mississippi Mills council meeting on Nov. 5. On Oct. 24, Lanark County council voted not to refer a request for $35,000 from the Interval House to the 2013 budget process. This decision was based upon a staff report which stated that granting the request would severely impact the county’s already declining

budget for social housing. Although the motion had already been rejected at county council, a motion was still in front of Mississippi Mills council. This motion was asking for support in the form of a contribution to Interval House. Mayor John Levi, who also sits on county council, started the debate by suggesting that they pull the motion because it had already been defeated at the county level. Ramsay Ward Council-

lor Val Wilkinson, who also sits on county council, expressed that there were some concerns with the request, as there are no grant systems at the county. She also explained that the request was too speci¿c and needed to be slightly changed. Pakenham Ward Councillor Duncan Abbott made a passionate plea to his council colleagues to support the recommendation. He asked those who didn’t to explain their position.

“Councillors should have to go and explain why Interval House is full,” said Abbott. “Because of the principles of spending $30,000. I hope they are there to explain the principles (of why the funding request was rejected), those principles are pretty vague and I am disappointed in the county.” Levi noted the county was making great strides in its budget and stressed that there must be responsible spending.

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EMC News - Breakthrough research into ¿ghting cancer with viruses and investigating ways to treat acute leukemias continues thanks to a combined $13.4 million commitment from the Terry Fox Foundation. The funds are raised annually by the foundation through Terry Fox community and school runs. The funding will support an Ottawa-based team conducting research into oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells and leave healthy ones unharmed) to treat various forms of cancer. A team in Vancouver is exploring why acute forms of leukemia are dif¿cult to treat.

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Celebrate the Christmas season in Mississippi Mills Night stage features Mark Papousek, Gail Gavan and Friends, the Cedarhill Children’s Choir, Seamus Costello, Mike Ryan, Blackwell, Brad Scott, Kelly Sloan, Jordan McIntosh, The Allan Martin Puppets, Trish Leeper and My Town’s Got Talent 2012 Winner Alexander Cox. Local hospital of¿cials will be on hand too to light up a Christmas tree symbolizing the community’s attachment the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor. When revelers look way up to see Santa and the ¿reworks they will notice something new in downtown Almonte. Thanks to the diligent and creative efforts of a team of local volunteers and artists, funds were raised to decorate Mill Street with new holiday decor. Local entrepreneur, Emily Arbour, spearheaded a project to dismantle and replace the town’s aging and very tattered Christmas candelabra. Bits and pieces of the old

decorations were refashioned into adorable Christmas tree decorations that have been selling like hotcakes. You can get your own at the Light Up the Night event. Special Light Up the Night mittens will also be for sale on the street as a way to raise funds to keep this heart-warming annual tradition going in Mississippi Mills. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Mill Street and wrap up with the light up ceremony and a spectacular ¿rework display. To get things started earlier in the evening, the Almonte LCBO is once again hosting a fundraising taste testing (4 to 7 p.m.) with snacks provided by CafÊ Postino. More information about Light Up the Night is available at Santa Claus Parades You can catch Santa more than once in Mississippi Mills this year. On Saturday, Dec. 8, he’ll be in Pakenham

for A Country Christmas themed parade and festivities. The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and winds up at the Stewart Community Centre at 112 MacFarlane St. During the parade, the Pakenham Civitan Club will be accepting donations of food or money for the Lanark County Food Bank. Parade participants are asked to register by noon, and cash prizes will reward those who show the best Christmas spirit. After the parade, free hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served compliments of the Thunder Grill Canteen in the community centre, where the kids can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a free skate. On Sunday, Dec. 9, Almonters will wait until nightfall for Santa’s arrival on Mill Street. The shift to the evening parade (start time at 5 p.m.) is meant to deliver a glittering array of brightly lit Àoats

Carleton Place Family of Schools to offer family ďŹ tness classes for entire school year EMC Sports – The Carleton Place family of schools is offering family Âżtness classes to the Carleton Place community for the entire school year. From October to June, students, families, friends, and community members will have the opportunity to try out a new Âżtness class each month, thanks to a Parents Reaching Out grant from the provincial government. “We applied for the grant earlier this year, and were excit-

ed to Âżnd out that we received it in September,â€? said Caldwell Street Public School Vice-Principal Lea Doxey. “We created this initiative to give people in our community the opportunity to try new Âżtness classes, improve their health and wellness, and visit our great schools.â€? Throughout the month of October, Beckwith Public School is hosting a GLEE Workshop by Jennifer Laale called Dance! Sing! Be Healthy! Body, Mind

and Spirit! The following is the schedule of events for the next four months: November: Family Games and Circuits – Let’s Get Moving!, Back on Track Physiotherapy & Sports Injury, http:// taking place at the Beckwith Public School Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:307:30 p.m. December:Mighty Fit Families, www.erinoreilly¿tness. com at Arklan Community Public School Dec. 5, 6 - 7 p.m.

January 2013:Release Holiday Tension – Family Yoga with the Yoga Station, www. at Caldwell Street Public School, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. February:Exploring Family Wellness – Heritage Fitness Staff, www.heritage¿ at the Carleton Place High School. Watch for dates. Information about future events from Iron Angel Kettlebells and Luv2Groove, as well as more yoga will be made available soon.

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Doxey said participants must pre-register for each activity by contacting CPFamilyFitness@ Admission for each event is by donation to the Upper Canada District School Board’s Champions for Kids Foundation. “Take this great opportunity to come out and get Âżt with your entire family!â€? said Doxey.

and a luminous and unforgettable holiday event. Local businesses, churches, sports and community groups are encouraged to call and register so they can add their light to what could be Almonte’s longest parade yet. The 2nd Almonte Cubs, Scouts and Venturers will be collecting food along the parade route in support of the Lions Christmas Food Basket campaign. After the parade, the Almonte Lions Club will sponsor its annual “warm upâ€? with hot dogs, hot chocolate and free public skating at the Almonte and District Community Centre. Both the Almonte Civitan Club and Almonte Lions Club are ready with awards to recognize the best use of themes and lights, as well as the best overall Ă€oat. For more information about the parades, or to register a Ă€oat for either parade, contact the Mississippi Mills Recreation and Culture Department at 613-256-1077.


the Pakenham Post Of¿ce invites all the little ones to visit them in the morning for help with their letters to Santa. The day wraps up with a tree lighting ceremony on the historic Five Span Bridge at 5 p.m. Light Up the Night It’s hard to describe how it happens, but this kick-off to the Christmas season, which takes place on Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., immediately puts you in a festive mood. Whether it’s the great musical entertainment, the ubiquitous Almonte puppets, the ¿reworks, the darling Twinkle Fairies, the hot chocolate or the arrival of Santa Claus, for over 20 years now this evening in downtown Almonte makes you want to hug your kids and belt out a Christmas tune or two. Last year, nearly 5,000 people showed up for this Almonte favourite holiday celebration. This year, the Light Up the

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Students from Naismith Public School sing the Constellation of Stars Champions for Kids Christmas Musical theme song ‘Empower Us’ during the

fundraising concert for the Champions for Kids Foundation on Nov. 25 at Almonte District High School. The event raised $6,244 for the foundation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Interval House clarifies donation issue DEAR EDITOR: Please see the forwarded email below (at the request of the original sender). We received this email message about solicitation letters from the Toronto Interval House. Because many people have been calling in to the shelter to ask us about this, we felt it would be helpful to clarify. Lanark County Interval House wants to assure the public that we do not share personal or contact information of any of Lanark County Interval House supporters. Also, Lanark County Interval House does not receive any of the funds sent to the Toronto Interval House. LCIH wishes all sister shelters well across the country; we are all working to help women and children escape violent situations. If the local public is interested in supporting the Lanark County Interval House, they can visit our website at or call 613-257-3469 for information on how they can help. Or mail donations directly to Lanark County Interval House P.O.

Box 107 Carleton Place, ON, K7A 3P3 Thank you for your help and support of the work we do. Sincerely, Heather Whiting Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator Lanark County Interval House Hi Just a note to let you know we are still receiving envelopes from the Toronto Interval House asking for donations. I expect all those in this area are also receiving this. I imagine this is quite confusing as I have spoken to a friend who normally donates and she also could not understand why we are being contacted by Toronto. I also expect the funds sent to Toronto will not be used here in Carleton Place. See LETTERS page 10

EMC Editorial - The message is clear: there’s no room for bullying in our schools. The fact a special week must be held, however – called Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – shows there’s still a long way to go before the issue gets resolved once and for all. It’s an ongoing effort across the region but was ramped up Nov. 18-24. Just some of initiatives were an anti-bullying mural created at Beckwith Public School; a ‘Power of a Friend’ program at Caldwell Street Public School which encourages students to “stand up and not stand by”; various ‘Pink Days’ elementary and high schools; as well as assemblies and guest speakers. All of the activities took place throughout the area to mark this special week. It really is a shame a week needs to be dedicated to something such as bullying. Why can’t kids just be kids? Why can’t we all just get along? It sounds rather simple, but it isn’t. The designated dates focuses a bright light on the issue. Building greater awareness gives hope that there is a willingness to address the many issues surrounding bullying. This week comes just months after BullyingCanada announced it needed further public funding in order to continue operating. A nationally registered charitable organization, it provides not only a 24/7 support line, but also scholarship programs to youth leaders, workshops and more. BullyingCanada works directly with schools and families from across the country to provide supports in a bullying situation to any party involved. At the time of the press release this fall, the organization was looking at evaluating its operations as well as long-term goals. If an “inÀux” of donations wasn’t forthcoming the future of the operation was to be determined. Clearly, there is awareness, and a willingness to work on the issue at hand. Organizations with the tools and skills to deal with bullying when it occurs work hand in hand with schools such as those within the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Organizations such as BullyingCanada can only help to move forward in ¿nding solutions. For more information on BullyingCanada visit

Nothing was ever cast aside during Depression years EMC Lifestyle - Winter came early that year. It had been cold and damp, and suddenly the snow came. It was going to be “no ordinary winter,” Father said at supper that night. We ¿ve children were delighted. That meant snowmen, stamping out big wheels in the yard for a game we played back in the thirties. And sleigh rides. Lots of sleigh rides. And snowy white ¿elds, and the ruts in our long lane would be covered and our three-mile walk to the Northcote school would be easier. It was also the year that the two Montreal cousins, Ronny and Terry, were with us. They came in late summer, and never went home. The wagon was changed for the big Àat bottomed sleigh, with the one seat in front for Mother and Father, and now

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with the cousins, bringing the number up to seven children, all vying for a spot and ¿lling the back of the sleigh. The winter had only been with us a few days when a church supper was planned. And it would take more than a heavy snow storm to cancel something as exciting as a church supper back then. Father had covered the sleigh with straw, and put two bales of hay close to the seat at the front, where we could sit with our backs against them, and our feet stretched out before us. Of course there wasn’t

enough room for seven of us to sit with our backs against the bales, which suited my brothers just ¿ne. They would much rather be wrestling and trying to throw each other off into a snow drift! So my sister Audrey, young Terry and I, got to sit with our backs to the bales. It was a bitterly cold night for early winter, and Mother had heated bricks on the Findlay Oval all afternoon. Audrey, Terry and I were snuggled down under a heavy quilt, and the hot bricks, wrapped in several layers of the Renfrew

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to fold up the blankets and take them and the bricks into the shed. “The bricks are gone,” she yelled. Father ran his hands over the straw covered sleigh to make sure they hadn’t been buried in the confusion of settling us down for the trip home. They had mysteriously disappeared. “You can be sure one of the Uniteds took them,” Father said. Mother said that was the silliest thing she ever heard of – stealing bricks. Who would want old bricks when you can get them for a few cents at the brick yard in Renfrew? It was little Terry who, after coming awake, said with a sleepy voice, “I know where they are.” And then quickly nodded off as he was being carried into the house. Mother gently shook him awake. “Alright Terry. Where are

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the bricks?” “They are all along the road. They were cold and no good no more so I frowed them away.” We went to church early the next morning. The three brothers walking along the road, looking for, and picking up the ¿ve or six bricks half hidden in the snowbanks. Even though they cost next to nothing, even a few cents back in those Depression years were not to be casually thrown away on the side of the road and forgotten. Many a time would they be used again that winter and other winters to come. And my sister Audrey made awfully sure thereafter that young Terry knew how important the bricks were, even when they lost their heat.

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Get tickets for weekend’s Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour By TARA GESNER

EMC Events – Do you need some home décor tips for Christmas? If so, tickets are still available for the Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour this weekend, Dec. 1-2. The inaugural affair presents participants with eight stunning homes to explore – all decked out in holiday radiance. The following locations are featured: 374 Cedar Crest Dr., 153 and 155 Catherine Ave., 137 Nelson

St. E., 31 Nelson St. W., 189 Lake Ave. E. and 242 and 310 High St. Some are old, some new, and some are larger than others – a perfect assortment. The house tour runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds bene¿t the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) and Lanark County Snowsuit Campaign. Event organizers are Jane Tunks, Robyn Arseneau (CPD-

MH’s manager of fundraising) and Margo Bell (Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville’s community outreach coordinator). No children under the age of 14 are permitted on the tour, in addition to photography, food or beverage. Cute bags will be provided in which to place outdoor footwear. Each house can only be visited once per ticket holder. The tour also includes a ballot for a chance to win great prizes, and participating restaurants and mer-

chants in Carleton Place will be offering discounts or complimentary items to ticket holders on both tour days. Look for the Àyer in the window and a big green bow. Tickets must be presented. Tunks’ home is featured on the tour. The Carleton Place resident goes all out – 27 Christmas trees, thousands of lights and festive decorations everywhere. Tickets are $25, available at a number of locations in Carleton Place (The Floral Boutique, Remembrance Gift Shop, The Blossom

Shop, Tangled Hair Design, CPDMH Auxiliary Gift Shoppe, Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce and Carleton Place Nursery), Almonte (Smitten and Blackbird), Arnprior (Simply Elegant Décor & Gifts), Perth (Family and Children Services), Jasper (The Country Christmas Shoppe) and Ottawa (Tivoli Florists, In Bloom and Yarn Forward). Organizers hope to turn the tour into an annual event. A handful of homes are already lined up for next year.

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Located at 310 High St. in Carleton Place, this lovely stone home, known as the Scottish Mansion, was built almost a century ago by Charles Bates, a local textile manufacturer. The home has had approximately eight owners over the years and sat vacant for upwards of five years before the current owners purchased it. They discovered the home by driving by, immediately falling in love with it and purchasing it in early 2010. Completely renovating the home from top to bottom, the owners tried to restore as much original woodwork and character as possible. Although still under renovation, three quarters of the home has been restored or redesigned to give a warm homey feel. Since moving into the home, the new owners have enjoyed decorating it for all the holidays – Christmas being their favorite, with every room feeling warm and cozy and full of Christmas cheer. The house (three storeys) is decorated from top to bottom with decorations ranging from modern to antique style. There are three trees – one just for the pet parrot, Gus.

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This weekend’s (Dec. 1-2) Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour features eight unique homes (heritage, Victorian, waterfront and more). The owners of 155 Catherine Ave. (built in 2002) moved in just before Christmas. The home is spacious with a very large recreational room in the basement – a great place to gather for the holidays. There is plenty of room for a large Christmas tree, a Christmas village and, of course, the famous train that all the grandchildren adore. There are 12 decorated trees outside and two inside. The house overlooks Mississippi Lake and sits on three full landscaped acres. Features include: infloor heating, two fireplaces, four bathrooms, mechanical room, large enclosed sunroom and 50 feet of open deck overlooking the water.

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Featured in this weekend’s Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour is Hatton House, located at 242 High St. The home, built in 1892, is a two storey, red brick Victorian. It has operated as a bed and breakfast since 2004. As with some of the larger homes situated on High Street, Hatton House has a direct connection to the Findlay Family and their foundry, which was established in Carleton Place in 1860. Christmas at Hatton House is steeped in the traditional and blended with the modern. Christmas is as much a time for family and friends as it is for guests from all over the world. Evenings are spent in front of the natural wood fireplace roasting chestnuts and enjoying company. Big Santa greets visitors at the front door and points the way to the living room filled with warm and glittering Christmas decorations. Some 30 additional Santas, collected through the years, help to complete the annual tribute to the season.

LETTER I have scanned a copy of the letter and I think that Toronto should not be doing mail outs to the Ottawa valley areas. This could be very harmful to the donations our Carleton Place Interval House receive to help you. This could also create a huge decrease in funds that

are meant for you to end up in Toronto instead which could prove to be very hurtful to those that depend on our local safe house. I also do not understand how Toronto received my mailing info. Thanks Francis Bryerton


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Crime Stoppers’ social back and better than ever By MARLA DOWDALL

EMC Events – After several years’ hiatus, Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers is bringing back its popular ‘A Christmas Social’ - bigger and better than ever - in 2012. It’s offering the same popular features from past events – social activity, entertainment, refreshments, snacks and more. The SFDCS board hopes a large crowd will come out to seize the mix-and-mingle opportunity. This year’s event takes place Nov. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. Admission is just $5, but organizers are asking those who attend to bring along a nonperishable food item. Partnering with the local Build a Mountain of Food drive, Carl Evoy, local association board president explained, food donations will be given to the campaign. “Everyone who attended our last Christmas Social raved they had a wonderful time. The board wanted to bring back what was a fun evening,” Evoy noted. “Taking a break from the social for a few years has allowed us to plan an even bigger and better event.” The event is really two-

pronged for the association, the ¿rst goal of course to raise funds; the second goal is to raise awareness. “The whole idea is to have a social, casual get together,” Evoy emphasized. “It is just a fun evening. You can meet people and see what’s going on around town, and see the museum... all the while raising funds for an important cause.” Crime Stoppers receives no funding – period. Any money it gets comes from fundraisers and the sale of Nevada tickets. Monthly costs include $200 to $300 for the 1-800 phone line coupled with the answering service expenses. The service offers anyone with information to a local crime a way to provide it to the police without being identi¿ed. It is operated with the support of a Smiths Falls Police co-ordinator who takes the calls, and a team of dedicated volunteers who ¿nd ways to support the ongoing operational costs of the system. The Crime Stoppers service operates entirely through donations. For tickets, contact any Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers board member or call Evoy at 613-283-

2444, tickets can also be purchased at Impression Printing, Smiths Falls or at the Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce of¿ce. Locally Crime Stoppers began in the summer of 1990 as a satellite to the Kingston and District Crime Stoppers, however in September of 1992, things changed. That year, Smiths Falls formed its own program independent of Kingston, which continues to serve Smiths Falls and imme-

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of crimes. Callers providing information leading to arrests are eligible for rewards up to $2,000. Those wishing to provide a tip may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and know they will remain anonymous. No names are asked, no attempts are made to trace the call or identify the caller, and the Crime Stoppers phones do not have call display. Calls are answered 24 hours a day.

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33 Lanark Rd., (Hwy. 511) – $359,000 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

Hwy 511. Bathurst – $109,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

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

1414 McVeigh Road – $239,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

152 Oak Lane – $269,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

2090 Bathurst Upper 4th Conc. Perth – $369,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

111 Churchill Road – $214,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

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

247 Island View, Black Lake – $499,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

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NEW LISTING 168 Chambers Street $137,500 Investment opportunity. This duplex offers a 1 bedroom on lower level and 2 bedroom upper, features new roof, and improvements throughout and freshly painted. Clean slate, choose your own tenants, set your rents, and build equity!! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263



Quiet Cul-de-sac Downtown 8 Burchell Blvd., Perth $234,900 Fabulous location in downtown Perth, walk to everything any time of year- known as the `Wampole` houses built in the early 1900`s, this 3 bedroom home is in lovely condition- located on a quiet cul-de-sac allowing added privacyfrom the covered verandah you enter the foyer with open stairway to upper levelfrench doors lead to formal living room with built-in window seat & wood burning fireplace- spacious dining room with maple hardwood floor- kitchen was updated with newer cupboards, moveable centre island & counter tops, original selfdraining porcelain sink & wooden side board- 3 good sized bedrooms & updated 4 piece bath complete the 2nd level- finished attic studio on 3rd floor with skylight & built-in shelves- laundry hookups in basement with lots of storage space. Central air, gas heat and hot water, paved driveway. mls# 092102004010600 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

12 Halton St., Perth $199,000 Sweet 3 bedroom home in Perth and just one block from water and recreation at Last Duel Park. The cabinetry from renovated kitchen runs through to the dining area to provide an elegant setting and serving area - living room, powder room and den also on the main floor. Soak up the afternoon sun from the deck area. Detached shed and workshop provide extra storage space. EMAIL or CALL 613-390-0401

New Listing 1213 Carroll Road

$329,900 Immaculate, spacious, beautiful lot with pond and close to town, what more could you ask for? This is a 5 bedroom home with open concept, double garage and workshop, pool and hot tub. Don’t miss the open house this weekend. See you there!

Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

163 Paul St, Almonte $850.000 A charming Century stone home tucked on the quiet shores of the Mississippi River, this home offers a private and serene setting in beautiful Almonte. So close to Ottawa and an easy commute, this gem offers an updated kitchen hardwood floors, Large Veranda overlooking the River. Four large bedrooms, parlor, Formal dining room, cosy family room, new mudroom/laundry room and incredible gardens. Move in ready. Definitely one of a kind! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland 613-390-0401

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Sheri Mahon-Fournier* 613-812-1215

Andrew Rivington* 613-812-3280

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Bob Ferguson* 613-812-8871

Barbara Shepherd* 613-326-1361

Christian Allan* 613-207-0834

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Julia Scotland** 613-390-0401

Norene Allan* 613-812-0407

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Cathie McCabe* 613-284-6263

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Casey Errett

Janice Hastie-Waugh

Grant Scharf

Sales Representatives 613-285-9129 613-343-4862

Broker of Record 613-283-5435

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$439,900 Reduced from $459,900. 14225 Highway 38. 1.5 storey Stone B&B overlooking Sharbot Lake. Very bright and sunny house w/5 guest bdrms, 3 w/ ensuites. Games rm. Separate owners suite w/privacy & sauna. Large gourmet kitchen. Living room with field stone FP. Spacious dining rm. Recent renovations. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435

$349,900. Buckshot Lake: 3 bedroom Viceroy cottage with 185ft of beautiful, sandy waterfront. Great view of the lake from the living rm. Woodstove. 4 piece bath. Master bdrm has roughed in ensuite. W/D hookup in utility room. Preducted for furnace. Some finishing required. A great place to enjoy summers on your own beach! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. $72,000. Vacant lot on Richmond Road. East of Franktown in Beckwith. Easy commute to Ottawa with all the benefits of country living. 3.31 acres. Entrance has already been put in. Great location to build your family home. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.







ENJOY THE QUIET LIFE IN YOU WILL VALUE THIS QUIET T MCDONALD’S CORNERS! THOMAS ST ENTRANCE. This ON S! I DE SP! T Country Lovers and Mechanics spotless 2Bdr 3Bth, is quite N R OW WK TE TE alike, this treed 2 Acre setting unique, both Bdrms boast full AT MU A W 25’ M is for you! If you are searching Ensuites! Sparkling, UPGRADED ’X CO 35 for value and privacy, this is the 2 level Condo with great storage perfect retreat. Oversized Wksp/ space & a decorators touch‌ Gar + 16’ x 20’ Storage Shed Step out to your private deck is perfect for Work or Play. Dbl & entertain in style! Enjoy the doors make access easy for Large spacious open concept LVG/DNR Equipment, ATV’s, etc. Enjoy this boasting gleaming Hrd oors & cozy 3+1 Bdr, 2 Bth Bungalow a cozy wood FFP. Renovated Kit with full Basement, conveniently with additional workstation & located in the Heart of the Appliances included. MBR boasts Village mins from the McDonalds Corners General Store & 5 Mins to Boat Launch! walk-In closet! Large 2nd level storage available. Commuter Bus only steps away Move right MLS# 818602 in & enjoy this CAREFREE LIFESTYLE. MLS# 840985




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Office Hours Monday 9:00 – 5:00 Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00 Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00 Thursday 9:00 – 5:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00 Saturday 9:00 – noon 24 hour service call 613-283-4900







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SATURDAY DEC 1, 11AM – 12PM 1234 8TH CONCESSION WESTPORT Large family home with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, large dining room, billiard room, 4 season sun room, in-ground swimming pool, hot tub on a 1 acre country lot. $379,200 Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

2 bed condo unit with balcony w/wonderful views from 8th floor. Open & bright living area. In-ground pool for exercise and cooling off in the summer months. Minutes from shopping and recreation in Historic Perth $159,000. Call Paul Gordon 613 390 2281.

NEAR PERTH Immaculate 8 yr new bungalow with 3 bd, 1 bth, mn flr laundry, open concept kitchen/dining/ living, lower level fm/rm, storage, covered front deck, oversized dbl attached gar. Mins to Perth, easy commute to Ottawa $319,900

14 GARRISON DRIVE, GRENVILLE Custom home on 1 acre in prestigious Settler’s Grant. Main floor 3 beds, 2 baths, laundry. Home Theatre room, study, lg workshop & storage area in basement. With 36” doors this home could be adapted for the elderly or disabled. $459,000. Call Paul Gordon 613 390 2281

2508 YOUNG’S HILL ROAD, RIDEAU LAKES Large 4 bed 2 bath family home, spacious eat in kitchen with huge pantry, living room with double doors to dining rm/family rm. Main level laundry. Enjoy the tranquil setting from the sun room. Upper floor study/ exercise area. Hardwood floors, loads of storage /walk in closets and original features. Close to HWY 15 infrastructure. $215,000. Call Rebecca Wissler – 613 264 9481

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

SATURDAY DEC 1, 1 – 2:30 PM 24 CHURCH ST, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. A completely renovated home in a quiet neighbourhood. Open concept kitchen/ breakfast nook, formal liv/din, hdwd flrs & staircase. 3 season front porch. Mn flr master w/4pc bth, Jacuzzi, sky lights. Det heated & cooled workshop. $339,900 Host: Randy Cavanagh 613.464.1000

LOMBARDY 4 Beds, 1.5 Baths, 2 Levels split ranch on huge corner lot. Close to Perth and Smiths Falls. Move in condition. $219,200.

PERTH Fully renovated bright 3 bd character property. Gleaming hardwood, Open plan living/dining, den, lrg kitchen & bath, mud/laundry rm. Sun rm, bonus attic room, Dble gar, great functional basement /storage total turnkey property. Central Perth. $369,900

SATURDAY, DEC 1ST, 2-4PM 112 ST PATRICK STREET, MERRICKVILLE “Christmas in Merrickville” Come visit me at my open House at 112 St Patrick Street. We’ll have candy canes and lots of Christmas Cheer. $199,900. Host Silvia Blanchard – 613 294 3661

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL BUILDING FOR SALE Excellent high visibility corner location presently Otter Creek Antiques. Circa 1850 – total approximately 1800 sq. ft. NOTE: Business NOT for sale, contents NOT included. $124,900

CLOSE TO PERTH 3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters with 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 and storage. 3 car attached garage. $525,000

SATURDAY DEC 1, 1 – 2PM 9625 HIGHWAY 42 WESTPORT Custom 1600sqft bungalow on 1.7acres with radiant floor heat, granite, h/w, ceramic, a/c, triple garage, car port, storage sheds. Quality finish throughout. Featured at $449,900. Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

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

HWY 7, MABERLY Enjoy life in the country without the difficult commute in this vast 2000 sq ft side split home. Spacious, open concept LR/DR with 4 beds. Billiards/recreation room and TV room-great space for entertaining! On 2.48 private acres! $225,500


Move-in ready 3bed/3bath home in family friendly neighbourhood. Living rm boasts rich dark hwd, spectacular stacked stone feature wall, bay window &opens to dining. Pretty master w/bay window & ensuite. Lovely kitchen leads to deck overlooking green space. $249,000 Call Jennifer Glazier 613 812 8114



PERTH This immaculate home in family-friendly neighbourhood won’t last long! 2 fully finished levels -Upgraded windows, entry & garage door, sunroom, 35yr shingles, HE gas furnace & stove, c/air, flooring. 2 new baths, professionally landscaped & more! Just move in! $269,900.

LANSDOWNE 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

FRONTENAC COUNTY 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 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.

SUNDAY DEC 2, 1 – 2:30 PM 457 STATION RD, NR PORT ELMSLEY 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. $324,900 Host Paul Gordon 613-390-2281


MIDDLEVILLE Commercial/Retail space, possible living space on 2nd level, in Middleville on Cty Rd 16 between Almonte & Hopetown. Near lakes & rivers. Setup your own shop! Easy access to Ottawa. $125,000

344 STAR HILL ROAD, BLACK LAKE 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

PERTH 3/4 of an acre located in the town of Perth. Municipal services for residential property or opportunity to build a duplex for investment purpose. Walk to all amenities. $89,200

DREAMS FOR SALE - CHOOSE WISELY… CHOOSE THE EMC - 16 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

MISSISSIPPI LAKE Well maintained 3 season cottage on Mississippi Lake approx. 50 mins. from Ottawa, year round access, large kitchen & living rm w/ 2 bds, 1bth. 66 ft. waterfront, lengthy docking, great for swimming & fishing. $204,900

this week in For Sale $129,000 Starter home or weekend getaway in Innisville. 2 Bedroom, large laundry/storage, water access to Mississippi Lake. MLS # 849786 R0011779712_1129

Lee-Ann Legault


Sales Representative Cell 613.294.2440 Carleton Place 613.253.4253


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49 Peckett Drive Stonewater Gate NOW OFFERING $2000 CASH BACK ON CLOSING!!! Now is the Time to Buy! Expansive 4Bdrm, 3Bth Home Nestled in Prestigious Neighbourhood. Warm Neutral Tones Accent the Natural Hardwood Floors. Generous, Modern Kitchen w/Raised Breakfast Bar. All 4 Bedrooms on 2nd Floor! $389,900

3 Bdrm Bungalow, Heated Garage, Huge 1.5 Acre Vacant Lot!

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65 Colonel By Crescent $239,900 MLS: 843840 S MS IOU DR AC 3 B & SP T IGH BR

20 Anderson Street, Smiths Falls $142,900 MLS: 849940 R DA CE G BC SIDIN

326 Coutts Bay Rd., Rideau Ferry $253,000 MLS: 846032

613.229.7565 613.860.0858


2622 County Road 16, Merrickville $209,000 MLS: 841236 TLY E FEC HOM PERATED U SIT

Prettiest Bungalow in Town at an AMAZING price! Quality Built, Luxurious 2 Bedroom Bungalow within Walking Distance to All Amenities. Luminous Throughout, Modern Open Concept Design, Hickory Floors, Granite Kitchen w/Island and Walk-In Pantry. Well Appointed Master Bedroom w/Heavenly 5pce Ensuite.


868 Kitley Line 1 Rd., Jasper $425,000 MLS: 849392 GE AR RA 2 C D GA E CH TA AT

16 Windsor Crescent $409,900 MLS: 840166


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5510 Bridlewood Court, Iroquois Lovely Semi-Detached with stone front in a quiet and upkept neighbourhood. Enjoy spacious open concept living, finished basement with bedrm, bath, rec rm, wet bar and surr. sound. Low maint yard with back deck. Recent updates include a High Eff Furnace-07, Hot Water Tank-10, Garage Door-12, fridge lower level-10. $196,900

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32 Roosevelt 225 Brockville St 1234 Eighth Conc

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Westport

Linda McKenna 613-486-0576 Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158 Kelly Blair 613-812-8867

Smiths Falls Westport Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158 Kelly Blair 613-812-8867 Linda McKenna 613-485-0576

Perth Lombardy

Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 Tanya Evoy 613-285-4214

1:00pm-2:00pm Ferrara Dr Model Homes 9625 Hwy 42 3628 Hwy 43


Kerri Keeney


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DIRECT 613.285.4214 OFFICE 613.692.8200



Veronica Parolin 613-258-1990

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Stan Suffel 613-284-6756 Tina McPhee 613-285-5133


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1:00pm-2:30pm 457 Station Rd 1213 Carroll Rd 689 Sugarbush Way

Port Elmsley 613-390-2281 Smiths Falls Rural Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Lanark Mike MCue 613-253-5741

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OPEN HOUSE SAT DEC 1, 1-2:30pm 101 Rideau Ferry Road, Lombardy $130,000

Time for A change? Offering FREE Comparative Market Analysis during the month of January. Call Tanya to book your spot today and find out how much your home is worth!

109 Rathwell’s Shore Drive- Mississippi Lake

1203 Drummond Con 10B 49 Peckett

Carleton Place

Sam Kerr 613-229-7565

Carleton Place

Barbara Couch 613-596-5353

3:15pm-5:00pm 156 Crampton Dr




1261 Ferguson Falls Road, Ferguson Falls Broker of Record Owner Office: 613-259-3033

Drummond/N.Elmsley Barbara Couch 613-596-5353



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History/Log Home Enthusiasts LEND ME YOUR EAR! 1835 circa with bright/large addition. Located in the riverfront Hamlet of Ferguson Falls. Updated EVERYTHING but keeping with the charm of days gone by. Two staircases serve the 2nd storey. Two woodstoves & propane furnace for heating. Central Air for the summer. New kitchen with s/s appliances included. Four bed, 2 bath home w/ ensuite. Two living rooms (formal & relaxed). Mins. from Hwy 7. $274,900

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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.

Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, December 4, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and home-made desserts. Info: 613256-1894. Euchre- 4 hand, Dec. 6, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Film Premiere “Almonte’s Interwoven Past” in the historic Old Town Hall, Saturday, December 8, doors open at 6:30 p.m., film starts at 7:15 p.m. Info: 613-256-2483. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, December 1, Simon Clarke, 3-7 p.m. New exhibit at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, September 29 until October 27. “Sjana” is Hindi for to adorn or decorate, work by artist Neera Saibel. Shopping, Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte. Wednesday, December 5. Call Home Support at 613-256-4700 to reserve a seat on the bus. Stairwell Carollers Christmas Concert, Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Info: 613-257-3692.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Call 613-256-8339 for information. Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, December 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Aladdin, Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge St. November 30, December 1, 7 and 8. 7:30 p.m. Matinees Dec 2 and 8, 2 p.m. Special charity benefit preview, Sunday, Nov 25, 2 p.m. Tickets: Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce 613-257-1976. 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 and Beckwith Historical Society presents “The History of Fire Fighting in Carleton Place, a presentation by Wayne Drummond” Monday, December 3, 7 p.m. at Carambeck Community Centre, 351 Bridge St. Info: 613253-7013. Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. Dec. 8. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. Community Home SupportLanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Nov. 30. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Community Home SupportLanark County’s Friday Lunch Bunch every Friday, 12 PM at St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/ reservations: 613-253-0733. Community Home SupportLanark County. Foot care by qualified nurse. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Info./book appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support-

Lanark County, Transport Service provides transport to medical appointments for seniors/adults with physical disabilities. Info/reservations 613-253-0733. Join Arts CP, BIA & CP in Bloom, Saturday, December 1 for the 1012 Mitten Art kick off at Brush Strokes, 29 Bridge St., 1-3 p.m. Monthly breakfast- Sat. Dec. 8. Legion, 177 George St. 8-11 a.m. Scotch Supper at St. Andrew’s Church Carleton Place Friday November 30, 6 p.m. Turkey Dinner, Homemade Pies, Entertainment. Tickets- Remembrance Gift Shop or 613-257-3133. Scotch Supper, November 30, 6 pm St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Turkey with all the trimmings. Entertainment by Monday Night Fiddlers. Tickets at the door. Stairwell Carollers Concert, Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. St James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund St. Fundraiser “Hug The children Of Haiti”. Tickets: St James Church office 613-257-3178 or Grahams Shoes. 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)258-7483.

Baby Talk- Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Christmas Bake & Craft Sale December 1st, 2-4 PM, Bayfeild Manor Nursing and Retirement Home, Kemptville. Wide variety of baked goods and crafts. Dec 5- Kemptville Legion Bingo. -3 pm. Refreshments available. December 1: Breakfast and Open House at the Kemptville Snowmobile Clubhouse. Breakfast 8:00-11:00 a.m. Open House 8:00-4:00. Trail permits available. Classic permits available 10:002:00. Pre-register your child- driver training. 613-258-4347. 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: Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Dec. 3, Wed., Dec. 5, Fri., Dec. 7, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Old Town Christmas (downtown Kemptville) December 2, 11-4. Horse-drawn wagon rides, artisan market, roving carolers, children’s games, crafts, shopping emporium and North Pole. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374.

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)259-5610. Get WITH It! Mon. Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30-7

p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Line Dancing. Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. St Andrew’s United Church, Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: 613-492-0291. Pickleball, Monday, Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Public School gym, Lanark. Paddles and balls provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) Info: 613-492-0291.

Concert“Sounds Like Christmas” performed by North Grenville Concert Choir. Baldachin Ballroom. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. 613258-9978. 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. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Smokey Rose, pork dinner 6 p.m., November 30. Legion. Join the Braided Mat Group at Cedarcove Summer School, December 2nd. Happy Winter Solstice to everyone!! 613-269-4238. StoryTime for ages 6 & underFridays, 10 a.m. Theme: November 30, Being Naughty! Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326.

Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)624-5647. Pakenham Home Support provides Foot Care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance, Friday, December 7, upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, dancing 8-11:30. Info: 613-256-4126. St. Andrew’s Valley Christmas Dance, Saturday, December 1, Stewart Community Centre. 8 p.m.-midnight. Music: Celtic to country with a few square dances. Silent auction, light lunch. Ticket info: 613-832-2556. St Andrew’s Valley Christmas Dance, Saturday, December 1, Stewart Community Centre, 8-midnight. Music: Herringbone. Tickets: Nicholsons, 5 Span Feed, General Store, Arnprior Book Store, Almonte Spectacle Shop or 613-832-2556.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, December 12, 1:003:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Christmas Shopping, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East. Sunday, December 2, 10-4. A “onestop Christmas shopping trip”. Echo Team- PDCI, Christmas Bazaar. Dec. 8, 9-1. Vendors welcome (reserve by Dec. 1). Perth High School. 613-267-3051 ext. 1103. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, November 27th, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: (613)264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com

Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting, December 1, 12:45 p.m. Potluck lunch. AGM. Everyone welcome, bring a dish. 1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre. globalgeneaogy. com/LCGS/ Lanark Lodge Christmas Bazaar, Friday, November 30, 10-3. 115 Christie Lake Road. “Nick of Time” artisan show. Sat. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. Fine arts and crafts by skilled artisans. 613-278-2712. Perth Ladies Auxiliary Meeting. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Christmas Dinner starts 6 p.m. Rideau Trail Association, hike the Skycroft Area. Saturday, Dec. 1. Meet- 9 a.m. Conlon Farm. Level 3, 12 km. Starting and finishing at Upper Rock Lake access to the Rideau Trail. 613-449-7459, Rotary Club of Perth annual Web Auction, held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of CataraquiKingston, is online at until Dec 2. St James Anglican Church, Perth, will host a Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Everyone welcome. St John’s Catholic Church, Perth, will host a Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Everyone welcome. The Nick of Time Artisan Show, 10-4, Saturday, December 1, McMartin House, 125 Gore St E.

4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. ABC Hall- second Bolingbroke Cafe. Nov. 30. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Music 7:30 p.m. Hermann Amberger and David pollard are featured performers with Mike Erion as Host. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet December 5, Centennial Hall for a Christmas Party at 6 p.m. Gift exchange optional, mark gift male or female. Inquiries 613-253-1433. Best Possible Start Drop-In. 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. Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Wed. Dec. 5, Portland Community Primary Health Care building. Appointments 10-3. Appointment 866-498-3933. Candlelight Christmas Service, Sunday, December 2, 7 p.m. in the Westport Knox Presbyterian Church. Featuring Westport Ecumenical Choir and Rideau Vista Children’s Choir. Candlelight Christmas Service Sunday December 2nd, 7 PM. Westport Knox Presbyterian Church featuring Westport Ecumenical Choir & Rideau Vista Children’s Choir. All welcome. Christmas Bake and Craft Sale, December 1, 9-1, Newboro

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Community Hall. Sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church A.C.W. Proceeds to Outreach Programs. Christmas Concert Boyd’s United Church, Saturday, December 1, 7 p.m. followed by refreshments. Christmas Sing-along at the United Church in Middleville, Sunday, December 2, 2-4 p.m. The Christmas story in song. Cookie Walk December 8th., 10 AM-12 PM. For the Catholic, Anglican and United Church’s of Plevna and Ompah, Clare-Mill Hall in Plevna. Silent auction and refreshments. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clinic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to anyone needing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Dance- Toledo Legion. Dec. 2. Featuring: Dennis Whittaker. Doors open 1 p.m. Dance starts 2. Hot pork supper 5 p.m. Dewar & Kennedy Cemeteries plot owners annual meeting, Monday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Beckwith Twp Hall. Eastons Corners United Church, wagon ride and Christmas Caroling, December 7th, 7 PM. Hot chocolate and snacks to follow. Euchre- Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Rock Springs Hall. Sponsor: L.O.L #434. Festival of Trees at the Oso Community Hall, Sharbot Lake. Dec. 6, 7, 8. “A Down East Christmas”. 613-279-2576, 613-2792706. Ham’ N Jam, Dec. 2, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6 p.m., supper at 5. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. North Gower United Church presents Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” reading in radio theatre-style, Sunday, December 2, 7-8 p.m. North Gower United Church. Proceeds to benefit North Gower Food Bank. Outdoor, Twilight Lessons & Carols, in the restored “Carriage House/Church Sheds” St James Anglican Church, Franktown. Sunday, December 9, 4 p.m. (dress warmly). Followed by potluck dinner at Centennial Hall. Info: 613283-3789. Pole Walking, Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. starting at St George’s Church, Clayton. Poles provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: (613)492-0291. Retired Teachers & FriendsLuncheon. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. at Sharbot Lake Country Inn. To reserve call 613-2792098 by Dec. 10 at noon. Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc. traditional New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. Monday, December 31, Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Catered buffet beef & turkey dinner. Info: 613-489-2697, 613-2582258, 613-692-4122. Shuffleboard, Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. Watson’s Corners Hall, Potluck social at noon. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: (613)492-0291. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, December 1, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. St Paul’s United Church, Franktown annual Lunch and Bake Sale, Saturday, December 15, 10-2. For advance orders please

call 613-257-4345. Tay Valley Community Choir in concert “Sing Me the Music of Christmas”. Dec. 1. Maberly Hall, 7 p.m. Refreshments. The Village Bakefest- homemade Christmas baking in one stop. Dec. 1, 10-2. Christ Church, Ashton. 613-253-5240. Toledo Legion, Sunday, December 2, 2-5. This Old Heart and the Country Comrades. supper to follow.

4 hand bid euchre, 7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand bid euchre, every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Senior’s Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 1st. Monday every month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-2834684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. Annual Christmas Market and Bazaar of the Smiths Falls Farmers Market, December 1, 9-1 at the RCAFA hall on Abbott St. Info: 613-283-8418. Beginner Line Dancing. Fun and exercise for seniors, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie (613)2833823. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. Central Band of the Canadian Forces, in concert, Wednesday, December 5, 7 p.m. SFDCI, Percy Street. “Prelude to Christmas”. Proceeds to: REAL. Tickets: The Kiosk, Modern Thymes, REAL Deal Store or Perth Legion. Info: 613-283-9819. Christmas Community Turkey Dinner, December 8, 4-6 p.m. Smiths Falls High School, bus pickup available 3:30 DJ Schoular, 3:40 St John’s Anglican Church, return 5 p.m. 613-283-5383. CPHC (Community and Primary Health Care) Seniors’ Fitness Classes, 50 years of age and up, 1011 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Seniors’ Activity Centre, Info: Karen (613)283-4138. 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. D.R.E.A.M. Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 1st from 8:30-11:30 AM. Centennial/ Rosedale Hall. More information call 613-283-7172 EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- December 4, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. See Smiths Falls page 24


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Ballerinas to perform in NAC production of Nutcracker EMC News – One of the season’s most beloved ballet performances will come to life thanks to three local ballerinas. Performing in the Alberta Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the National Arts Centre (NAC) between Dec. 5 and 9 are Carleton Place’s Lauren Mendham, Alex Tesolin, and Carp’s Cameron Hunt. Mendham, 13, will step into the shoes of a soldier, while Tesolin, 12, will take the role of palace page, and nine-year-old Hunt will ¿t into a mouse’s costume. All three are ballet dancers at Footworks Academy in Carp. The girls follow a tradition of Ottawa dancers who have played a part in the annual Nutcracker performances at the NAC for the past several

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The three of them heard of the opportunity to audition for the performance from their dance school. Learning the choreography has not been overwhelmingly challenging, they said. Rehearsals run anywhere from one to two hours at New Edinburgh’s School of Dance. Those who auditioned for the roles were placed in categories based on their height, age, and over-all dance technique. All three girls admitted they were nervous, but excited to perform alongside some of the country’s best dancers. Footworks’ director Brittany Black said the participation of the young dancers shows the commitment they have to the art and to the school, and how it de¿nitely cast the school in a positive light. The Nutcracker transports the audience back to 19th century Russia where the main character, Klara, takes the audience on a journey through a magical production. Said to be the most lavish set since its premiere in 2010, the show is choreographed by Edmund Stripe with music by the iconic Tchaikovsky. Central characters include the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. For more information, visit

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Family Fun Bingo- December 2nd, 1-4. RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St. N. Info: 613-284-0305. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Legion Br 95 Smiths Falls “Senior Moments” presents Music of the Season. Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m. Centennial Room, 7 Main St E. Montague Parks & Recreation New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance, Monday, December 31. Early Bird tickets by December 6, Call Judy 613-284-1149 or Bonnie 613-283-3496. Off Leash Dog Park Committee- fundraiser. Dec. 9, Legion. Christmas Concert by SFDCI Reunion Band. Doors open 1 p.m., band plays 2-4. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Fridays, Nov. 30, OEYC, 9-11 a.m. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Saturday December 8th, 9 AM-1 PM. Knights of Columbus Hall. Support the Smiths Falls Food Bank! Everyone welcome!! Info 613-283-1550, Jim 613-283-6000, John 613-275-2433. Smiths Falls Lawn Bowling Club Christmas Potluck, Saturday, December 1 at 4 p.m. at 2 Gould St. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-5383. The Lanark Animal Welfare Society would appreciate canned pet food at its drop-off spots: Rideau Winery, The Vineyard, Pet Value Smiths Falls, or Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Info: 613217-3181.

years. Each year at least 200 ballet dancers audition in front of a panel of judges who critique the gracefulness and expression of each dancer before deciding who gets through. This will be Hunt’s second time as a dancer in the performance. Last year, she was a soldier in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s show. The young ballerina has been dancing since she was two and in competitive ballet since age ¿ve. “I really enjoyed it,” said Hunt, looking back on the experience. “I made a lot of friends. It was a lot of fun. I had a lot of fun last year being a soldier.” This year will be a little different for Hunt, who will have to manage dancing with a mouse’s head on. For Mendham, a competitive ballet dancer for the past six years, it’s a dream come true. “I’ve always wanted to be on the NAC’s stage, ever since I was little,” she explained. Tesolin echoes her thoughts, saying it was a great opportunity to meet new people. The audition process was a true test, the girls agreed. “They made you wait a long time (before one’s audition),” said Tesolin. But no matter, the ballerinas persevered, and ultimately, it paid off.




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Fundraiser to support Lanark County Interval House a grand success EMC Entertainment – The ¿rst time fundraiser put on by the Dazzling Diamond Divas of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society and the Shopping Sherpas of the Red Hat Society in support of Lanark County Interval House was a grand success. Interval House is a desperately needed emergency shelter for women and their children. The fundraising event was held at the Carleton Place Legion Nov. 3. One by one the ladies arrived having travelled from all parts of the Ottawa and surrounding valley areas, and from as far away as Montreal. At the greeters table we had Carleton Place pins, donated by the town. They appeared to be a big hit. As well as the Jubilee pins, also donated. The ladies were soon all settled and as far as the eye could see was a sea of red, purple and white. The three colours represented red and purple for the Red Hat Society and red, white and purple for the Crown Jewels of Canada Society. They came dressed to the nines wearing a huge variety of hats, fancy bling, boas and every imaginable fashionable piece of clothing. Once all were seated and

enjoying their assorted selection of cheeses and crackers along with their choice of complimentary drink festivities began. Mayor Wendy LeBlanc graced the stage with her presence and welcomed all with an opening speech. She spoke fondly of Carleton Place and all it had to offer. We sincerely thank her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to grace us with her presence. Next the main event of the afternoon the fashion show began with fashions, which were provided for our models by Brenda Marshall owner of Pazazz from Shelburne, Ontario. As each model walked gracefully around the room we heard sounds of great approval and delight from the ladies in attendance. All of the items worn by the models along with various fashionable out¿ts and accessories, which adorned them from head to toe, were made available for purchase after the show. This proved to be quite a treat as Brenda normally attends mainly numerous regional, national and international conventions each year. Our models, local ladies, did a spectacular job for their ¿rst time on the runway. As the fashion show ended ladies

were invited to purchase all items that had been set up in a separate room, which resembled a temporary store on site. And then it began the door prize draws for the many wonderful donated items, which included a large variety of gift certi¿cates, gift baskets, household items, and so much more from the many kind hearted merchants. All proceeds from this event will be presented to Lanark County Interval House to assist with their ongoing work to protect women and children in abusive relationships that have built up the courage to seek safety under their wings. In total $649 was raised at this fundraiser. We could not be more pleased with how this all turned out and thank each and every person involved in any way that donated, helped, took part and or took the time to attend. Our most sincere thanks for your part in helping us make this a grand success. Submitted by the Dazzling Diamond Divas of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society and the Shopping Sherpas of the Red Hat Society.


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Dreams do come true: Area children enjoy whirlwind trip to Walt Disney World courtesy of Dreams Take Flight Ottawa By THERESA FRITZ

World featured a number of siblings sharing the magical experience. Among them were sisters Shaily and Feyah Turner of Orleans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very excited,â&#x20AC;? 12-year-old Shaily said on the plane, noting the sisters couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to ride the popular Splash Mountain ride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been looking it up (on) the computer for quite a while.â&#x20AC;? The Âżrst rides chosen by groups the minute they walked through Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gates were either Splash Mountain or Space Mountain, and they were revisited frequently throughout the day. While the water ride sends riders hurling down a 15-metre water drop and the other is a roller coaster ride in the dark, the screams heard were not of fear but excitement. As the day went on, the smiles got wider. While most of the children on the trip were English, a number of French youngsters enjoyed themselves as well. One of those was Denisha Poulain Levasseur. She had a great time driving a race car on the Speedway ride and she kept saying she could not believe she was doing it. For some volunteers, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip likely marked their last with the organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been awesome. The kids are great. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a great group today,â&#x20AC;? said 2012 Dreams Take Flight Ottawa president Nicole Banville midway through the Disney World trip day. Banville is stepping down as a director with the organization and the most recent trip marked her Âżnal one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is bittersweet. I will miss everybody. I will prob-

EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One hundred and twenty-seven children enjoyed ice cream as they watched the sun come up aboard an Air Canada Ă&#x20AC;ight staffed by a pirate crew as they made their way to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;happiest place on earth.â&#x20AC;? And if that sounds like the start of the best day ever, it only got better as the annual Dreams Take Flight Ottawa trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. touched down shortly after 9 a.m. on Sept. 25. By 10:30 a.m., children who might never have had the chance to visit the theme park could barely contain their excitement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eager to experience everything Disney had to offer. The day began bright and early at 4 a.m., as parents and children arrived at Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canada Reception Centre, where the prime minister and other dignitaries Ă&#x20AC;y from, in anticipation of the 5:30 a.m. Ă&#x20AC;ight. Once inside the hangar, all were greeted by nearly 100 smiling Dreams Take Flight Ottawa volunteers who turned what could have been a chaotic scene into a sea of excitement and organization. Each child and volunteer received a uniform to wear on the trip. Children received white T-shirts, red hats, black shorts and Crocs. Volunteers received a white hat, white shirt, black shorts/capris and Crocs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just incredible,â&#x20AC;? said Âżrst-time Dreams trip volunteer Nida Kealey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to have such fun.â&#x20AC;? She recalled how her now 18-year-old autistic son went


Splash Mountain was one of the most popular ride choices at Walt Disney World. Dreams Take Flight volunteers Mike Banville, Wendy Robblee (with mouse ears) and Tanya Bosman and trip participant Kideyn Matthias are all smiles and they move along the circuit before taking the 50-foot plunge. on a Disney trip with the organization nine years ago and it was the best thing he could have done. He has since travelled on a plane 10 times and she credits the Dreams trip with giving him the conÂżdence to do whatever he set his mind to. Since October 1995, Dreams Take Flight Ottawa has given children with physical, mental or social challenges an incredible day where they can be carefree and make memories to last forever. A total of nine hours was spent at Disney World including meals and shopping time. Dreams Take Flight Ottawa uses speciÂżc criteria to select children for the trip. Among the criteria, children with special needs must represent various agencies, be between the ages of six and 12 and have never visited a Disney theme park before. Making special memories happen is not cheap.

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip cost $195,000 and would not have been possible without assistance from organizations like Air Canada, which donated the plane for the trip and Shell, which donated the fuel. The Air Canada pilots and Ă&#x20AC;ight crew for the trip also donated their time, taking a vacation day to be part of the magical experience that not only included dressing up for the Ă&#x20AC;ight but also coming to the park later in the day to enjoy the rides. Other corporate sponsors like Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Crocs and Bentley stepped up again to assist with clothing, shoes and backpacks for volunteers and children. And even more sponsors support the trip and the charity in other ways. Dreams Take Flight is a 100-per-cent voluntary run organization. Various fundraising events held over the course of the year help top off coffers so everything is paid for on the

trip. Children also received spending money to bring home a special Disney souvenir. For some parents, the trip marked the Âżrst time their children were either away from them or travelling to the United States without them. But, the fear of having a child gone for nearly 24 hours was not greater than their desire for them to have the experience of a lifetime. Dunrobinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laura TafÂżnder, 8, was recommended for the trip by the teacher at her school in Kanata. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is very, very excited,â&#x20AC;? said her mom Tracy TafÂżnder, who said she was not nervous about her daughter travelling without her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so excited for her. It really is the chance of a lifetime.â&#x20AC;? Laura even managed to get a full nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleep before the Ă&#x20AC;ight, with mom having no trouble waking her up bright and early. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to Disney

ably hang a bit, maybe volunteer,â&#x20AC;? she mused. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the kids have had a great time from what I have seen,â&#x20AC;? Banville concluded. Her husband Mike, the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president, has been on Âżve trips to Disney World and he said the experience is very gratifying. As the day wound its way to a close, and all the rides had been thoroughly ridden, children and volunteers made their way to Disney Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Main Street for some souvenir shopping. Each child received $30 to Âżnd that special memento of a day not to be forgotten anytime soon. The group arrived back at the hangar at Orlando International Airport and boarded the steps to the waiting plane before the 9 p.m. takeoff. While the trip down to Florida had been Âżlled with the sounds of excited children, the return trip was much quieter and many huddled down in the Âżrst class sleeper bunks to dream about the incredible day that had become reality. Once back inside the Canada Reception Centre, each child received a donated Bentley backpack Âżlled with gifts to mark celebrating their special day. From there, they were ushered into the main part of the hangar where a red carpet was rolled out and parents waited eagerly for their children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was the best day ever,â&#x20AC;? one child was overheard telling his parents. No doubt, a sentiment shared between many other parents and children as they reunited after a long, exhausting but thrilling day.

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Elliot ďŹ nally out to pasture following a fruitful career the time arrived when the riding association decided that it was time for Elliot to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. Thus in late summer of 2012, Elliot retired again, this time to a comfortable living at a local farm where he had previously wintered during the cold months of the year when the riding program suspended riding activity. A well-deserved retirement for a wonderful horse who served the Ottawa and Lanark area for most of his life! For more information on the riding program see www. Submitted by J. Anne Gagnon.

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Horses, like people, often enjoy the commitment and challenge of work, and they can be trained to be valuable contributing members of society. Prime examples of equines who earn our respect are the talented horses of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stable in Ottawa. These horses are used to train ofÂżcers who will be part of the RCMP Musical Ride; some of the horses will participate in the world-renowned ride. Chosen for their reliable personality, as well as their physical characteristics, these mounts interact with their human partners in a unique and rewarding relationship. Elliot is one of these beautiful animals, once part of the RCMP stable. He traded in his role in the RCMP training program to become one of the special horses used in the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding program. Elliot was born in 1986. His mother was Tia-Marie








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boards. In addition to the four major construction projects, an additional 93 projects in 37 schools were carried-out under various government grant initiatives. These 93 upgrades include: painting, replacement of Ă&#x20AC;ooring and window coverings, asphalt and improved drainage upgrades, Ă&#x20AC;ag pole installations, ODA (Ontarians With Disabilities Act) compliant washroom projects, installation of portable classrooms at three schools, rooÂżng and shingle replacement, door replacement, and HVAC, water system and electrical improvements. Playground and gymnasium equipment was also inspected at all schools, and repairs were


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Education, Wm. J. Gartland, shared with the Board a plaque, which was received in appreciation of the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing commitment to the Roots of Empathy program. Recognized and supported by the Ministry of Education, the program is one of the evidence-based classroom strategies forming the cornerstone of the provincial bullying prevention initiative. Roots of Empathy has experienced a 20 per cent expansion over the last year, and currently offers programs in 75 per cent of Ontario school boards.


Summer capital projects update Over the course of the last few months, the CDSBEO Plant and Maintenance Department has worked diligently toward the completion of an extensive number of upgrades within schools, and board facilities. Manager of Plant and Maintenance, Bernie Kehoe, presented to the Board an overview of a considerable number of projects compet-

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Year of Faith honoured through board initiatives At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to focus on renewing and deepening their understanding of their faith. The upcoming Year of Faith, declared by Pope Benedict XVI, is a summons for Catholics to appreciate the gift of faith, to deepen their relationship with God, and to strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others. The year begins on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and concludes on Nov. 24, 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Marg SheaLawrence, provided insight

to the Board regarding how the CDSBEO will honour and celebrate the Year of Faith in our schools. In cooperation with activities taking place within the Archdiocese of Ottawa, the Archdiocese of Kingston, and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, the Board will commemorate both the commencement and closing of the Year of Faith. In addition, Board staff will participate in adult faith development opportunities with a focus on renewed and deepened knowledge of faith. To help students embrace and understand the Year of Faith, resource packages have been developed for school educators. In addition, the CDSBEO will be co-hosting a Youth Leadership Conference for Catholic students from across the province and the Year of Faith will be a focus for this event.

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EMC News - The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce Grade 12 student Sean Fry, from St. Mary CHS in Brockville, will serve as the Catholic Student Trustee for the 20122013 school year. In his new role, Trustee Fry will lead the Student Senate, which is made up of representatives from all CDSBEO secondary schools, and he will take a leadership role in Board-wide projects and initiatives. Trustee Fry was sworn in for his one year term at the meeting.


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UCDSB chooses to continue to promote local autonomy has occurred. A response to the board’s letter requesting the premier lead a debate on the control of our public education system has been received, with the premier passing the issue to his Minister of Education (Laurel Broten). “We established a blog -, and it has received 1,900 unique visitors. The writings have been discussed in several other blogs. Our tweets have been re-tweeted hundreds of times. We have received coverage on CBC radio both locally and provincially. We have received coverage in the Toronto Star and the Globe and

Mail,” said Pietersma. “While we have been successful in inspiring conversation and discussion the government never yielded on its intent to marginalize the input of Boards. Our board was able to offer a strong voice challenging the falsehoods advanced by the Minister of Education and the premier.” The recommendations in the “Who’s in Charge of the Schoolhouse?” report are: • The board should capitalize on their leadership in defending the autonomy of school boards by continuing to advocate utilizing their blog, social media, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the media.

• A family of two parents with an average income of $106,808 and one child will pay $10,623. • A family of two parents with an average income of $113,226 and two children will pay $11,401. • A family of one parent with an average income of $46,134 and one child will pay $3,418. • A family of one parent with an average income of $50,964 and two children will pay $3,429. • A family of two adults with an average income of $96,458 and no children living at home will pay $11,358. • Unattached individuals earning an average income of $37,812 will pay approximately $3,707 for public health insurance. “There’s a widespread belief that health care is free in Canada. It’s not; our tax dol-

islative process works. • Modernize the employment contracts to allow the dignity of all parties to be maintained. • Boards should try to create the legal framework to ensure

the process supports student achievement before the Province entrenches its role. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Average Canadian family paying more than $11,000 per year for public health care insurance EMC News - An average Canadian family of two adults and two children will pay about $11,400 in taxes for Canada’s so-called “free” health care in 2012, calculates a new report from the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. The report, The Price of Public Health Care Insurance: 2012 Edition (download in full: display.aspx?id=18858), calculates the amount of taxes an average family pays to all levels of government in a year and the percentage of the total tax bill that goes towards public health care insurance. By estimating the average income for six types of Canadian families, the report breaks down how much money each will contribute to public health care insurance in 2012:

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EMC News - In response to challenges with Canada’s current immigration system and federal cuts to Ontario’s settlement funding, the Ontario government established the expert roundtable on immigration. The expert roundtable was created to assess how immigration can best support Ontario’s economic development and help immigrants succeed. Its role was to provide advice to the government to inform the development of the ¿rst Ontario immigration strategy. In developing the report, the roundtable consulted with some of Canada’s leading economists, researchers, and senior of¿cials from both the Governments of Ontario and Canada. Their 32 recommendations address issues including: 1. Over the long-term, the level of immigration to Ontario should be increased to at least one per cent of its population, or 135,000 people per year. At least 65 to 70 per cent of these immigrants should be economic class immigrants. 2. Selection processes should be fair, transparent, and facilitate diversity in the mix of immigrant source countries. 3. Economic immigrants should be selected based on

criteria that emphasize human capital, rather than current occupation. 4. A revamped federal skilled worker program should continue to be the main source of economic immigration to Ontario. 5. The priority occupations list for the federal skilled worker program should be eliminated. 6. The governments of Canada and Ontario should work in partnership on the design and operation of the new expression of interest model. 7. The government of Ontario needs to engage employers and municipalities in identifying labour market needs and challenges. 8. Efforts should be made through the Canadian experience class program to retain individuals who have experience working and studying in Ontario. 9. Selecting economic immigrants based on occupational and other narrow criteria should be done only on a limited basis. 10. Ontario’s provincial nominee program should be used to respond to speci¿c occupational shortages and to the needs of communities, including francophone and rural

communities. 11. The government of Canada should raise the cap on Ontario’s provincial nominee program from its current level of 1,000 to 5,000 people per year. 12. The federal skilled worker backlog reduction pilot should be extended to 2014 and expanded. 13. The federal temporary foreign worker program should focus on recruiting high-skilled workers and workers in the skilled trades and facilitating the rapid ¿lling of temporary vacancies. 14. Ontario should make better use of the temporary foreign worker agreement to accomplish its objectives under recommendation no. 13. 15. Ontario needs more information about temporary foreign workers.

16. Protections for temporary foreign workers should be strengthened to prevent abuse and unsafe working conditions. 17. The issue of undocumented workers should be addressed by both the governments of Ontario and Canada. 18. The government of Canada should maintain and strengthen the live-in caregiver program. 19. Ontario should attract and retain more international entrepreneurs. 20. The government of Ontario should develop a marketing and promotion strategy to attract immigrants with high levels of human capital to the province. 21. A one-window, clientcentred, “no wrong door” approach should be developed

for all government services important to immigrants. 22. Expand pre-arrival information and services. 23. Programs that target immigrants’ networks to enable the effective integration of new immigrants — particularly family, friends, and faith groups — should be supported in Ontario. 24. Criteria for accessing settlement and integration programs should be coordinated across funders and service providers to ensure that temporary foreign workers, foreign students, refugee claimants, and new Canadian citizens can access these services. 25. Mentorship, internship, and bridge training programs should be expanded in Ontario. 26. Settlement and integra-

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Canadians give themselves a clean bill of health EMC News - Canadians say they generally feel healthy, but signi¿cant groups in the population are much more likely to consider their health as just fair or poor, according to the results of a survey, released by the Conference Board of Canada and EKOS Research. When asked to rate their health, half of respondents answered that their health was excellent (16 per cent) or very good (34 per cent). Nearly a third of respondents (32 per cent) cautiously rate their health as good. A sizeable percentage of

respondents, however, were considerably less optimistic, rating their health as either fair (14 per cent) or poor (four per cent). “The good news is that a large proportion of Canadians feel they are healthy,” said Conference Board of Canada director Louis Thériault. “The challenge for the future is to increase this number, particularly among speci¿c groups within the population.” Gaps Looking at the more detailed data reveals some important disparities in the self-reported health status of

Canadians. Consistent with research literature suggesting that socio-economic status is a key determinant of health, wealthier and more highly-educated respondents felt better about their health than other Canadians. Fully 38 per cent of respondents with a household income of less than $20,000 rated their health as fair or poor, while just 10 per cent of those with a household income of $100,000 or more did so. One third of respondents with high school education or less deemed their health to be fair or poor, compared

to 16 per cent of university graduates who feel in a similar state. However, collegeeducated graduates were more likely than high-school graduates or university graduates to say that their personal health had improved in the past ¿ve years. And a majority of employed persons said they enjoyed excellent or very good health. Regional differences emerged in individuals’ perceptions about their own health. For example, onequarter of Quebecers said their health was fair or poor, compared to just 17 per cent

of Albertans who felt the same way. Marital status also appears to have an impact on individuals’ views of their health. Respondents who are married with children were more likely to say that their health was excellent or very good (56 per cent compared to 50 per cent of the overall population). One quarter of single individuals with children said their health was fair or poor. And almost four out of 10 single parents said that their overall health has worsened in the past ¿ve years. Visible minorities also

expressed less positive responses about their health. Compared to the 18 per cent of all respondents who said their health was fair or poor, 30 per cent of visible minorities described their health this way. The methodology involved a nationally representative survey of 2,047 Canadians 18 years of age and older. Results include a margin of errors of plus or minus 2.2 per cent 19 times out of 20. The survey took place in May 2012, and the ¿ndings will be released throughout October and November 2012.

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LAWS offers thanks for community’s support This Week’s Pets Doggies”! LOOKING FOR FOREVER HOMES

little girl, she packs a whole lot of love! Farrah adores being held and petted, but as with all kittens, she can be easily distracted by bouncy things and exploring. She is a tiny little girl with the ability to bring smiles and joy to any family –she is gentle with children but would also be wonderful for a senior looking for a cat to snuggle up with.

Broadway is an adorable young female that is often overlooked because of her quiet, shy nature. As the shelter has been her only home, she tends to be shy and skittish to start, but once she gets to know you she likes to be talked to and petted. She truly deserves a loving home where she can learn to trust and revel in a loving relationship with her new family. Broadway is a neat and tidy little one year old bronze and white Harlequin. We hope to see her have her own home for the holidays. Farrah is the Volunteer Pick of the Week. She is an outrageously lovable black and white female of about 5 months of age. For such a wee


Dook is a real gentleman. He is food motivated and can be good on leash, for a hound. A vocal dog here at the shelter, he will likely be more of an alarm barker in a new home. He is an affectionate dog with people once trust is established and gets along with some dogs but would prefer a quiet home. Good manners are his strong point, and Dook is very polite when someone enters and exits his kennel. He loves a good brushing and being lavished with attention!

Dexter is a four year old black and white Lab/retriever. A Little About Me..... I am built like an athlete; strong

and full of muscle! I am described as a “sweetheart” by all the staff at LAWS. I love life and I am quite excitable but I’m eager to learn how to calm down if you would care to show me… I love people and attention. I’m looking for a person that can take me on long treks in the woods, someone that would take me along on car (or truck!) rides and, that would want to share activities with me. Do you have the same zest for life as me?

Charlie is a one-and-a-half year old black and tan German Shepherd. A Little about Me… I am a young, strong and energetic boy who loves to play. I will do anything you want me to if it means I get to play, especially if it is Fetch.

Typical of my Shepherd background, I am alert and aware of my surroundings which makes me cautious with strangers but I am very receptive to my humans. I have a lean body, keen mind and I am so excited for training! I really want a job to do and I thrive when someone offers me some mental stimulation. I really like cats....TO CHASE.... that is. I am seeking an active partner who enjoys the outdoors. If you too are seeking the same I am the guy for you! LAWS Wishlist -Gift Certi¿cates: “STAPLES” / “CANADIAN TIRE” / “HOME DEPOT” / “TSC” - Canned Cat Food: (“Friskies Pate” please…) - Canned Dog Food: (“Pedigree” please…) - Paper Towels - HE Cold Water Laundry Detergent - Dishwashing Soap - Bleach - CD/Radio Player(s) - Freeze-Dried Liver Treats (used for dog training) - Strong /Large Deck Brushes - Easy Walk Harnesses (Medium and Large sizes) Lanark Animal Welfare Society P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1. PH 613-283-9308 FAX: 613-283-0982 Open daily 11 am to 4 pm Serving all of Lanark County, Ontario.



EMC News - We have many special people and organizations to thank for pulling together in the past few months to help support LAWS. With the continued support of our communities, LAWS is working hard to ensure a safe and caring place for animals in need. “Thank You” to Diane Hat¿eld and all the sales team at Coldwell Banker-Rideau Heartland Realty. Their team provided us with a generous donation and graciously donated a percentage of their sales in September to LAWS. The Ambush fundraiser, held earlier this month, was a huge success and we wish to thank Healey Transportation, Kilt & Castle, Hinton Dodge in Perth, Perth Powersports, and many others for making this a great event! And Keri Healey-Beaupre, whose support has helped LAWS in many fundraisers and events. Students at St. James the Greater Catholic School in Smiths Falls kicked off a “Dimes for Doggies” fundraiser and not only is this for a great cause, it is also a great way to practice counting by tens while saving four legged lives! What a great way to combine learning with caring and thank you to Mrs. Wolynice’s class! And of course, thanks to all the parents who dug through their change to give “Dimes for

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Check engine light causes concern for car seller Car Counselor BRIAN TURNER

a shop shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t refuse a safety certiÂżcate pass because of this, but as of Jan 1 2013, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to get an emissions test if the check engine light is on, and that test is needed to transfer ownership in most of Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi Brian, We have a 2006 Suzuki Aerio with approximately 210,000km on it. Recently we brought it to the dealer for a brake job and oil change. While there, they said we needed to replace the radiator due to a leak, a rear stabilizer bar bushing, the front right ball joint/control arm and all the Ă&#x20AC;uids needed to be Ă&#x20AC;ushed and changed. The repair cost us $1,900. More money than we likely should have spent repairing a six year old car but we were not in the position to purchase another. A few weeks after this service job, while on a dark country road we had engine trouble. We started to lose power and noticed the temp was high. We were on an unsafe portion of the dark road to pull over immediately, got around the corner and approximately 150 yards down the road where it seemed safer

to pull over. As we did only then did the engine light come on and it died. All of this happened in less than two minutes. Had it towed to the dealer where it was recently â&#x20AC;&#x153;repairedâ&#x20AC;?. They are now saying that the upper hose burst causing it to overheat and the engine now needs to be replaced. They are not accepting any responsibility for not changing the hose as their recent test indicated it was Âżne. Also, since we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t notice the engine temp increasing and stop the car immediately the responsibility falls on us. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m no expert but common sense would tell me that if the radiator needs replacing the hoses do too and for all I know they are all installed together as a kit. Now they are saying to replace the engine it will be over $2,000 more. My questions are: 1) should they have replaced the hose or even suggested it due to its age and with over 200k on the car (I suspect it is likely a $20 part) and 2) as an impartial bystander with auto know-how should the dealer be accepting some (if not all) of the responsibility and costs or are we on the hook for the whole thing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; repair, towing, car rental as they also refuse to provide a loaner?â&#x20AC;? Thanks for your time Dismayed Knowing how radiator hoses on older vehicles often need to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;muscledâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; off of either the Âżtting at the radiator or

the housing on the engine, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conceivable that this hose may have been stressed and should have been replaced at the same time as the radiator. However hindsight really is 20/20. First radiators and their hoses donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come as assemblies. Secondly there has been a great deal of improvement in these hoses in terms of materials and manufacturing techniques over the years to the point that they no longer need replacing as often as they did in the past. In a case like this, at the time of the original repair, the shop needs to strike a balance between under and over-selling a job. If they had suggested changing all the coolant hoses along with the radiator, they could have been rightly accused of suggesting unnecessary repairs, but if they suspected a relatively inexpensive part would fail, they should have gotten the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval and replaced it. When it comes to a lack of warning on overheating, most vehicles today use a lot of aluminum and other light metals in their engines and these are quickly damaged when a cooling system fails. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost too late by the time a warning light comes on. I recommended the customer sit down with the dealershipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management to work something out. I armed him with some speciÂżc questions to ask regarding how the hose in question was removed and what type

of post-repair testing was done to ensure everything was OK. While I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the retailer to pay for all of the costs of a replacement engine, I hoped some type of compromise could be reached. Our Aerio owner reported back that the dealership offered him a 2007 Aerio sedan for about $2,000 less than retail (I checked their prices

and they were spot on). From the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, this effectively wiped out the $1,900 he paid for the Âżrst repair and put him in a vehicle that would have more trade-in value when he planned on replacing it next year (that was the original plan with his 2006 model).


EMC Lifestyle - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello Brian, I read some of your stories and I was wondering if you can help me out. I have a 2002 Acura 1.7 EL with 160,000 km which has the check engine light on for about a year. The code turned out to be a P1457 and the EVAP canister valve was replaced. The light came back on a few weeks later. The garage said I should smoke test it ($100) then they can see what else can be found. I tried other garages (Honda specialists) and they told me this could be in the hundreds of dollars. So far, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t noticed any signiÂżcant issues driving with it but if I sell it, it may fail the safety inspection? I have listed it for sale and am not getting fuzzy feelings from prospective buyers when they see the check engine light. A trade-in may be a better option? If I do try to Âżx it, are there any specialists in the Ottawa valley that know about Acura (or Honda) check engine lights?â&#x20AC;? Best regards Mark I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t jump to conclusions about the total cost of repairs. The evaporative emissions control system consists of a limited number of lines, hoses, and Âżttings, so it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an unending affair to diagnose things. The smoke test is where a tech uses a special piece of equipment to introduce a visible vapor into the system to check the various lines and Âżttings for leaks. Keep in mind,

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House was traded for 1940 Buick four-door convertible EMC Lifestyle - This column recently featured the 1940 Buick Special 4-door convertible restored by Bob Ashton of Port Elgin, Ontario. That same car was purchased by Bruce Bellingham from Mawhinney Motors in Hamilton in 1957. A letter arrived recently from John Mawhinney of South River, Ontario: “Hi Bill: My Dad was the late George Mawhinney and our neighbour was Bruce Bellingham. Here is the real story of this transaction as I was right there as a boy of 12 with my Dad, who owned and operated Kenilworth Motors in the east end of Hamilton. “My Dad wanted to get rid of a rental house he had on Queenston Road, so he ran an ad in the Hamilton Spectator: “House for sale…you arrange moving.” One of the callers, Dr. Ballard, went all through the house and loved it, and asked if we would swap the house for his 1940 Buick 4-door convertible. The doctor brought the car to my Dad’s house on Beland Court about an hour later and they agreed to swap the house for the car. This happened in 1957 and I would say Dr. Ballard would have been 50-60 years old then, so I don’t think you will be able to locate him now. “Dad drove the car to his





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Bob Ashton’s 1940 Buick 4-door convertible as it looks today. Now Sequoia Cream, it was light blue when new and repainted red by 1957. car lot on Kenilworth Ave. every day. We drove the Buick to Hutches on Van Wagner’s beach on the weekends. Bruce Bellingham lived two doors from our house and saw the car in our driveway every night. One night he stopped and asked my Dad if it was for sale. My Dad, Bruce, and I went for a test drive. Bruce needed the large convertible so he could ¿t his base ¿ddle in the back seat. He liked everything about it. He said ‘it was cool and very Àashy.’ “My Dad and Bruce agreed

on $1000. We would see the car every day with the big ¿ddle in the back seat and the top down just Àying by with Bruce waving and blowing the horn. He later moved to Toronto. That’s the last we saw of the Buick. Dad called it ‘Big Red.’ For the record, I was standing there and my dad mentioned this car was the mate to the car the King and Queen rode in, NOT the actual car, but still a very rare car.” Dr. Ballard reportedly bought the car new and family members might come forward with photos and more information. Stay tuned. I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@ 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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“MITTEN I SPY” - Sponsored by the Town of Carleton Place – begins and ends at the Moore House across from the Town Hall, noon until 4 pm Starts at Brush Strokes 129 Bridge St.


Hospital Bake Sale at the Moore House (across from the Town Hall) 9 am until noon Gingerbread House workshop by the Youth Center at Ballygiblin’s Restaurant, 151 Bridge Street, 11 am-2 pm

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Residents can add their voices to housing, homelessness issues EMC News - Lanark County is always a Àutter with the spirit of giving. There are social enterprises, fundraisers, bene¿t events, blood donor clinics, food drives, gifts and food packages and hampers for those in need and even hot meals. Although there is always room for more, there certainly is no shortage of community spirit or the desire and willingness to help others. Some people even go for more unconventional gifts like purchasing clean water or livestock for villages in foreign countries. But there is another act of giving that doesn’t cost a thing, and that is the gift of advocacy. There are a lot of community-minded people in Lanark County and they spend a lot of their time advocating for people, animals, issues, change, etc. Some of them protest at Parliament Hill and others create petitions so that those of us too shy or busy to demonstrate can still lend our support. The majority of us often forget that actions speak louder than words. We don’t show

up when it really matters. We forget that although we can choose to add our voice, there are many who cannot. Many whose voices are important will not come because they are too discouraged, too ill, too scared, too short on cash to get a babysitter, too tired from working several jobs to make ends meet, or even too embarrassed because they have no place to shower. For every person who can’t come to contribute to public meetings and demonstrations, there are many of us who can, but choose instead to read a good book, watch that show we love, or surf the web. In the ¿rst week of December, the County of Lanark will be holding public consultations for their 10-year plan for Housing and Homelessness. It will set goals and outline how the county will spend the funding it gets for housing-related issues and how the county will prevent homelessness. The public consultations will take the form of focus groups, so the issues and concerns that arise will be

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driven by the people who come to be heard, not by the organizers. Housing is important. It is something that impacts us all, whether we own, rent or are between homes. Whether we are well off, struggling to get by or living in extreme poverty, we are all affected by our housing. It’s important that people come out and be heard. By coming out and sharing your thoughts and ideas, you can inform the process and create meaningful change in our community. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in Lanark County had access to safe and healthy homes? This holiday season consider giving someone the gift of advocacy. Come out and be heard. Voice the needs of your friends and neighbours. Participate in the public consultations in your community (Dec 3 – 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in Lanark and 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in Carleton Place; Dec 4 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Smiths Falls and 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. in Perth; Dec 6 – 1-4 p.m. in Almonte).

EMC lifestyle - In keeping with nutritional guidelines, this chili has a healthful proportion of vegetables to meat, yet it’s every bit as satisfying and Àavoursome as traditional chili con carne. Chili may be frozen in individual portions for reheating in the microwave. Transfer thawed chili to bowl and top with polenta wedge. Microwave at Medium-High (70 per cent) power for two minutes, then at high for two minutes or until heated through. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours and 15 minutes Servings: six · 1 lb (500 g) lean beef · 2 tbsp all-purpose Àour · Salt and pepper · 4 tsp (20 mL) vegetable oil · 2 cups (500 mL) coarsely chopped onion · 2 cloves garlic, minced · 1 small sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped · 1 cup(250 mL) ¿nely diced carrots · 1 cup(250 mL) coarsely chopped cabbage · 2 tbsp chili powder

· 1 tsp dried oregano · 1/4 tsp(1 mL) each cinnamon and red pepper Àakes · 1 can whole tomatoes · 1 can(14 oz/398 mL) fancy red kidney beans, drained · polenta (recipe follows) Polenta: · 3 cups(750 mL) water · 3/4 cup(175 mL) cornmeal · 1 tbsp(15 mL) butter · 1/2 tsp(2 mL) salt Trim away any fat and cut beef into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces. In shallow dish, season Àour with salt and pepper. Add beef and toss until Àour is taken up; set aside. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; cook onions, garlic and red pepper, stirring, until onions are translucent. Add carrots and cabbage; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Transfer to 10-cup (2.5 L) casserole dish; stir in chili powder, oregano, cinnamon and red pepper Àakes. Set aside. Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat; cook meat, in batches, turning to brown on all sides. Add to cas-

serole. Break up tomatoes; stir into casserole. Cover and bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 ½ hours or until meat is tender, stirring twice during cooking. Taste and season with salt if required and pepper. Stir in beans. (Recipe can be prepared to this point, cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before continuing and increase ¿nal cooking time by 10 minutes.) Cut Polenta into wedges; arrange on top of chili. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until Polenta is lightly golden on top. Polenta: In small saucepan, combine water, cornmeal, butter and salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, for 12 to 15 minutes or until spoon drawn through mixture leaves a line. Pour into nonstick 8-inch (1.2 L) round cake pan. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or when completely cold, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Courtesy Foodland Ontario



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paign to free their home with some equally bad and disjointed ¿ght scenes. And that’s pretty much the whole movie. Some people get shot, some people die, there are some chases, some explosions, and a whole lot of American pride. At some point Jeffery Dean Morgan shows up with a couple of marines to help out, but that’s it. Red Dawn is a narcissistic patriotic fantasy. With that in mind I try to judge the ¿lm for what it is. Is it at least a good narcissistic patriotic fantasy? The answer is no. It’s ¿lmed badly, it’s edited badly, it’s badly written and the acting is bad. The whole thing is just too hard to swallow. I can accept a weapon that wipes out the communication network for North America, but it seems to me the American forces and their allies stationed around the world might have something to say about it. And sure a group of high school football players might be able to wage an effective campaign against an occu-

pying force, but the utter ineptitude of the North Korean military that makes that possible is hard to believe. In a better movie these kinds of things could be overlooked, but Red Dawn isn’t a better movie. Cast wise there are some impressive young actors who have signed on to this train wreck. I would also imagine there were some impressive young actors looking for new agents on Monday morning. I had trouble seeing Josh Peck as the big hero, but Chris Hemsworth ¿lls out the role reasonably well. Adrianna Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Jeffery Dean Morgan and all the cast play their parts. I just didn’t like any of their parts, or lines, or delivery, or any of it. Maybe it’s because I’m not American, or maybe it’s because the ‘80s are over, but I just couldn’t buy into Red Dawn. If anything I found it insulting. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Hark, the herald angels sing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glory to the new-born King.â&#x20AC;? Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold Him Come, Offspring of a virginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s womb, Veiled in ďŹ&#x201A;esh the Godhead see; Hail, the incarnate Deity, Pleased as Man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel! Hail, the heaven born Prince of peace! Hail, the Son o Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings, Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.

/ , FQQIB4LTK LC"BQEIBEBJ Phillips Brooks 19th Century Lewis H. Redner 19th Century O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by; Yet in the dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary; And gathering all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. How silently how silently, The wonderous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heaven. No ear may hear His coming; But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him, still The dear Christ enters in. O Holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in; Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.


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EMC News - Well it won’t be too much longer until the Mississippi Mudds take the stage to present their panto Aladdin for your entertainment pleasure. What I am sure most of you don’t know is that the Mudds originally presented this panto 22 years ago. It was directed then, as it is now, by our own Tony Scott. Although the cast for the most part is different this time, there are indeed two of the original actors once again performing in this production. Long time Mudds members Jan Ferguson and Jim MacGregor performed in the original show and will once again take the stage in this show. Jan Ferguson, as most of you know, founded the Theatre Group some 30 odd years ago, and we affectionately refer to her as “Mother Mudd”. Jan played the role of Prince Pekoe in the original production, but will be playing the role of the Genie in the current show. I am told that you won’t want to miss her interpretation of this character! A Genie like no other they tell me! Reason enough to get your tickets.

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Around The Corner

Empty pews resulting in closure of more and more small, rural churches By MARY COOK

EMC Lifestyle – Helen Johnson has lived next to St. Andrew’s United Church at Watsons Corners, deep in the Ottawa Valley, for more than 50 years. This was where her children were baptized, where she taught Sunday school, was an elder and Clerk of the Session, and rarely missed sitting in a pew every Sunday.Early in November, the little church was packed to capacity. Not to celebrate another successful year of ministry, but to witness the ¿nal service and close its doors forever as a church. “It was a sad, sad day. And when they sang ‘Till we meet again’, I was so overcome I had to get up and leave,” Johnson said. The church was down to just a few attendees. Some Sundays there may be 10 or 15, but usually, about six people showed up. As one loyal supporter said when she saw the crowd that turned out to witness the closing: “Where were you when we needed you?” St. Andrew’s United at Watsons Corners is just one of many small rural churches hearing the toll of the death knell. In fact, within the Central Lanark Pastoral Charge, at least four other small rural churches have closed its doors. Many of us of a certain age, remember when the social life of every rural community revolved around the local church. This is where suppers, services, con-

are not unique when it comes to survival. Many city churches have closed as well. According to Rev. Bob Hill, retired Presbyterian minister now living in Combermere, even attitudes have changed when it comes to church. “More and more weddings are being performed outside of church. Scenic retreats, golf clubs, grand hotels have all become the place for the wedding ceremony. Even funerals are being held outside the church, and many, many young people do not have their children baptized,” he said. It was inevitable, with dePhoto courtesy of ART SMITH

Earlier this month, St. Andrew’s United Church in Watsons Corners held its final service. certs and support brought neighbours together. Loyal members saw that the church was kept in repair, home was paid to a higher being, and the minister was a force to be reckoned with. Often two churches of different denominations clustered together, but served a like purpose: minister to the believers, perpetuate the strong belief that brought the church to the community in the ¿rst place, and serve as a meeting place. St. Andrew’s at Watsons Corners was one of Rev. Rod Bennett’s three three-point charge parishes. “We have entered a different era. Young families often do not see the need for organized religion. Hockey and soccer ¿ll Sunday morning, and sadly I believe in 10 years there

will no longer be any little rural churches,” he said. How times have changed. Once alive with community activity, today, the small rural church struggles just to keep its doors open. The farming community, in many areas, has taken on a new look. The family farm is often no longer in the family. A new breed of rural resident is taking over. Their allegiance to the small struggling church does not have the fervent loyalty of those earlier settlers. Large, well-equipped community halls often right next door to a struggling rural church, are now the social hub for the farming community. No longer is the little church needed as a gathering place for community activity. Rural churches, of course,


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hard to recognize that the building was once a thriving church in the community. Johnson is praying for some nice family to move in to the little church and maintain St. Andrew’s with the same good care and integrity it has enjoyed for more than a century. In the meantime, she will keep the grass cut, and try to maintain the property. Like those few who stayed loyal to the church until its last breath, she will live with her memories of the days when the little white frame building was the mainstay of the community.

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OPP contract to make up big part of North Grenville budget for 2013 Proposed 2.7 per cent increase to net tax levy excluding policing costs By ASHLEY KULP

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EMC News – The four public meetings for the 2013 North Grenville budget may be over, but there is still much work to be done by council and staff to ¿nalize the document. After meeting four times (Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22), council, along with the help of staff, have pared down the increase in the net tax levy to 2.7 per cent. That ¿gure doesn’t include the new OPP policing contract currently being negotiated (the present one expires in May 2013) which has yet to be determined. Members of council admitted this was a trying budget process as they faced two big obstacles. The ¿rst being that they don’t know what impact the policing contract will have on the budget, and just as they began the process, they were also dealt with a blow when their Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) allotment came through Nov. 15 and was $116,000 less than expected. They will be receiving $1,603,700 in 2013, down from $1,768,100 this year. “With the OMPF, we have no choice on that. It is what it is,” noted councillor Tim Sutton. Chief administrative of¿cer (CAO) Brian Carré said council had initially asked staff to

prepare a budget based around a 2.5 per cent net tax levy increase over 2012, but it was a tough task. “The document SMT (senior management team) is presenting tonight (Nov. 21) is at the extreme limit of what would be deemed a sustainable ¿nancial plan for the municipality going forward,” he explained. “This is a bare bones budget. However, having said that, subsequent meetings... will allow council to take ownership of the document.” “...I strongly believe we will develop a document that is solid for this community,” Carré added. Items being proposed in this year’s budget includes, most notably, $700,000 for a quint ¿re truck with an aerial ladder (to be purchased through development charges). At the Nov. 21 meeting, Forbes Symon, director of planning and development, indicated that staff had spoken with its development charges (DCs) consultant and it was determined the quint can be fully funded that way. “I have written con¿rmation...that the quint aerial ladder can be funded 100 per cent from DCs as long as it’s an addition to the Àeet for the ¿re department and not a replacement,” he stated. “...The municipality has the ability to open up the DC bylaw at any time and make changes.” See BUDGET page K2


GIRL GUIDES CRAFT AND BAKE SALE The Girl Guides from Oxford Mills held a Craft and Bake Sale at the Presbyterian Church for the first time in Kemptville on Saturday. There were lots of Christmas decorations and gift ideas for all the shoppers who stopped by. Front row: Mary Furber, Grace McKibbon, Jocelyn Cox, Mackenzie Kealey, Alyssa Murray, Kendra Beamish, Abigail Grinstead, Jennie Cathcart, Rebecca Grinstead. Back row: Guider Sarah Robinson, Junior Leader Nicole Therrien and Guider Kristina Piette.

Kemptville Christmas spirit shines on weekend event EMC News - Old Town Kemptville is ready for its Old Town Christmas on Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Christmas fun is being organized by the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area (BIA), and visitors to downtown Kemptville will have a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping surrounded by a great Christmas atmosphere. Folks are looking forward to horse-drawn wagon rides, an artisan market, ¿re barrels to keep visitors warm with hot dogs and s’mores, roving carollers, and walking tours of historic down-

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town. Santa has set up his North Pole at the former Kemptville Youth Centre building on Prescott St. so that everyone can stop by for a visit. There will be a Christmas market at the old ¿re hall. Visitors can pick up a passport card for a chance to win a fantastic prize. Adding to the fun is a Breakfast with Santa event at the North Grenville Municipal Centre starting at 9 a.m. and running until 11 a.m., which is being organized by the North Grenville Cooperative Preschool and Learning Centre. To get tickets for the breakfast,

please call 613-258-9661. They are also available at To Be Continued and Panache and Candy Store. Another special Christmas feature is the Old Town Kemptville Shopping Night on Dec. 13. Many businesses will be open late, offering great deals and fun activities. This is a perfect time to ¿nd the perfect gift for everyone on the Christmas gift list. Visit Old Town Kemptville on facebook at OldTownKemptville, or contact Angela at 613-366-2609 or email for more details.

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“This is awesome news and next time we do the development charges review it can be incorporated and we have that con¿rmation in writing,” added treasurer Sheila Kehoe. Symon said a formal report needs to be prepared from the ¿re services committee outlining that the quint is being acquired for growth. Council was hesitant on giving the project the green light due to the unknown insurance charges they would face on the vehicle. “I think it’s a big project and I don’t want to say that we don’t need the truck, but

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EMC News - This year’s edition of Harvest Fest held on Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph collected close to $14,000 to support worthy students and programs. The ¿nal total was revealed to directors of the Kemptville College Foundation, sponsor of the annual dinner, auction and dance, during a recent meeting held on campus. At the same meeting, foundation president Dave Morrow presented campus director Dr. Claude Naud with a cheque for $15,000 to help fund reno-

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purchase of the quint. Other projects in the 2013 include a conceptual plan for Riverside Park to determine how the space should be used in the future; new signage for hamlets and trails; two security cameras for the North Grenville Public Library. Public works capital projects also total just over $1 million. According to public works director Karen Dunlop said to bring all work in the municipality’s urban core up to good condition would cost $22 million. In the rural area, it would be $30 million. “We’ve averaged $819,000 over the past four years with

the exception of $1.2 million in grant funds for the repair of Prescott St.,” she said, noting that a 2007 road needs assessment indicated that $1.7 million should be spent each year on road work. While the road needs are $6.8 million, Dunlop said she has prioritized the list and is seeking $1,098,000, which includes the Clothier St. rehabilitation, sidewalk upgrades and the replacement of a loader and additional sidewalk machine (both through DCs). Council will continue to review the 2013 budget and are expected to discuss it again at the Dec. 3 Committee of the Whole meeting.

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it’s a big expense,” Sutton remarked. “People’s taxes are going up and I can say to them it’s not going through taxation but if they see the shiny red ¿re truck on the streets they will think it did...” Kehoe said that she could get a quote for insurance, but estimated it would likely be below $5,000. “I never thought about insurance. This is a bare bones budget. Finding $5,000 might be a challenge,” stated mayor David Gordon. By decreasing the budget for council education and training for 2013, members of council decided to endorse the

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vations of a meeting room in the W.B. George Centre. The Harvest Fest pro¿t represents revenues minus costs of staging the event, the primary one being per-meal charges billed by the caterer. Foundation member Ian Carley, chief organizer of Harvest Fest, said he was pleased that the number of $40 tickets sold was up this year – more than 240 – and so was the number of donated auction items. Carley was particularly grati¿ed about increased corporate involvement. Corpora-

tions that bought a table for 10 included Harvex Agromart Inc., Leeder Agriservices Inc., Reis Equipment, Farm Credit Canada, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Joynt Auction Services, Ottawa Valley Seed Growers, Dr. Claude Naud on behalf of the campus, Ontario Agriculture College, and the Patterson Family. It’s also rewarding, Carley said, to see college alumni turn out in solid numbers, as well as college staff and many of Eastern Ontario’s most prominent farmers and farm leaders.

Morrow noted that KCF came into being to spearhead community ¿nancial support for Kemptville Campus, to ensure that the agricultural and rural communities continue to rally behind the institution in such projects as the research dairy centre and meeting and class room upgrades now underway. The next major fundraising effort by the foundation is the annual pancake breakfast held March 9 as part of the annual Kemptville College Royal. The date for next year’s Harvest Fest is Oct. 26.






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plete service and funding review for a while,” he said. “Our last compensation review was in 2004-2005, so we’re overdue to do that.” The review will look at funding, standards, services and comparisons throughout eastern Ontario. “(The) preliminary review has shown that there are two areas where NGPL does not meet standards: collections and staf¿ng,” stated a report by the library board to council. “Standard for service is

ating the library to continued to grow in the future as it sees more users. “Increased use means increased wear and tear on the computers and equipment. It’s not an immediate concern for the board, but something we will be looking at,” he commented. He credited the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area (BIA) with attracting visitors to the downtown and the NGPL with events such as Pirate’s Day and Kreepy Kemptville. “With their six-month BIA intern (Angela Beking), I think they’ve made some incredible strides,” Armour said. “...We get additional people coming to check out the programming and it does make a difference.” In the new year after the 2013 budget is passed, the library board will be coming to council to present their new strategic plan, which they completed in 2012.



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“For 2008 versus 2011, we came pretty close to the one million mark for uses for the building and we’re expecting with one month left in 2012, to blow by the one million mark.”

13 transactions per hour and we are currently doing 32.27 transactions per hour.” Councillor Tim Sutton, also the ¿nance and administration committee chair, wondered what sorts of services the library offers youth in terms of after-school activities. Higgins said the NGPL received an after-school grant last year and did offer programs of which the youth didn’t take advantage. “We do want to do something and our children’s programmer, Sue Bergeron, has been talking with the Kemptville Youth Centre on partnering with them on something because they are having the same issues we are,” she explained. “The teen area continues to be well used though.” To save the library about $1,300 in costs, Sutton also suggested that the municipality’s senior management team look at the possibility of taking on the NGPL’s payroll. “We have looked at it,” said North Grenville chief administrative of¿cer (CAO) Brian Carré. “...It’s not a big amount (of savings) but every little bit counts.” Armour said while the board kept the grant increase low this year, he expects the costs of oper-

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EMC News – With increased attendance at the North Grenville Public Library (NGPL) and rising costs associated with the new building on Water St., the library is seeking a 2.9 per cent increase to its municipal grant in 2013. NGPL chief executive of¿cer (CEO) Sue Higgins and library board president Jim Armour were at the Nov. 22 budget meeting in the North Grenville Municipal Centre to present their budget to council. While there, they provided council with some staggering statistics pertaining to library usage. The number of visits was under 50,000 in 2010 but exceeded 100,000 in 2011. Circulation has also gone from about 50,000 in 2010 to nearly 100,000 in 2011. “For 2008 versus 2011, we came pretty close to the one million mark for uses for the building and we’re expecting with one month left in 2012, to blow by the one million mark,” he noted. “The library continues to be popular and continues to be used.” The municipal grant increase would see the library be open for 55 hours per week at the Kemptville branch and nine hours a week for Burritts Rapids, which Armour said is in keeping with 2010 hours. As they did in 2012, the NGPL would be closed on the Saturdays of long weekends, but other than statutory holidays, those would be the only closures. Due to budgetary constraints, the NGPL has faced many dif¿cult decisions including cutting one electronic database to enhance their ebook collection; as well as eliminating their Federation of Ontario Public Library membership because of the rise in fees. To address de¿ciencies and move forward, the board will be ¿nishing a funding and service delivery review in 2013 and are also hoping to undergo a compensation review. Armour indicated the funding and service delivery review has already begun with a draft

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Kemptville Players seeks sexy seniors for upcoming production By STAFF

EMC Entertainment - The Kemptville Players Inc. is sending out a casting call for their spring production Sex Please, We’re Sixty written by Michael and Susan Parker. The full-length, fast-paced comedy features a middleaged cast that comes together at the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, where love and sex seem to be foremost on everyone’s minds. “It’s a really funny play,” said director Diane Miller. “It will be interesting to see an all-senior cast participating.” The play calls for two males and four females, all over the age of 50. Auditions will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 at

7:30 p.m. at International Order of Oddfellows Hall at 119 Clothier Street East in Kemptville. Rehearsals will likely take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons. The colourful characters will come to life on stage. Mrs. Stancliffe is a prim and proper lady who owns of Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Bud Davis is Mrs. Stancliffe’s silver fox of a neighbor, who often enjoys romantic trysts with the single, middle-aged women who are guests at her establishment. Henry Mitchell is another of Mrs. Stancliffe’s neighbours, who has proposed to

her on a daily basis for the past 20 years. He has developed a little blue pill designed to increase libido in women. Hillary Hudson is Henry’s friend, who has been invited to Rose Cottage as a guinea pig for Henry’s blue pill. Victoria Ambrose is another guest and, incidentally, a romance novelist whose own life is actually bereft of romance. And ¿nally, Charmaine Beauregard is one of Bud’s conquests, a southern belle whose libido is in overdrive without any help from a pill. For more information, contact Diane Miller at 613-2586047 or email dianemiller2@

The House of Lazarus receives $4,000 grant for lunch program EMC News - The House of Lazarus has received funds to develop a Healthy Snacks for Kid’s Lunches Program. “This will allow us to provide healthy food choices for our kids lunches” said Kim Merkley, Food Bank coordinator, of the House of Lazarus Food Bank. The Rural Kids Ontario Grant was provided through and initiative of the Grocery

Foundation and the Ontario Association of Food Banks program to increase the amount of fresh, healthy food to children in our community. Our goal is to offer a greater selection of more nutritious food items to our children by adding a wider selection of healthier choices like cheese, yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables. Another goal is to provide

children with the opportunity to become familiar with healthy food choices so that as they grow these will become a normal part of their diet for a healthier future. Our current Kid’s Lunch Program provides a ¿ve day supply of lunch items for each child per month. We are planning to launch the Healthy Snacks program in December of this year.


POPPY DONATION Kemptville Legion Branch 212 donated $3,000 to the Kemptville District Hospital from its Poppy fund. In this photo, Mary Boucher development officer for KDH accepts the cheque from Legion President Ralph Pulfer.

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Hospice launches new adult bereavement art program EMC News – Beth Donovan Hospice (BDH) is pleased to announce the new adult bereavement art program hosted through BDH made possible through the support of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kemptville Branch 212. No previous art experience required. Join other individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one in a supportive environment, to express feelings through creativity in various mediums. The program will be hosted by art facilitator, Debbie Alexander. Alexander brings a wealth of experience including facilitating being the guest artist for the “Brenda

Carter Memorial Workshop” at the Merrickville Public Library on various occasions. Alexander’s background in developmental social work as well as extensive experience as assistant to a behaviour therapist engaged her to work in people-oriented environments. Her childhood years began in Saskatoon, with a military father they moved to the prairies, Europe, and eventually Ontario. Life as a “base-brat” resulted in a rich and colourful childhood which has inspired Alexander’s passion for children’s art and literature. Her love of people and animals is evident in her whimsical illustrations

and original creations. The program will take place at the BDH of¿ce at 2675 Concession Road in Kemptville (the former emergency department at Kemptville District Hospital) beginning Thursday, Jan. 10 for six weeks. It will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Those eligible to participate are adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. There is no charge for the group, however pre-registration is required as the group is limited to six individuals. To register, please call BDH executive director Dawn Rodger at 613-258-9611 or email

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CREEPY CREEK DONATION A recent donation has been made to the Dundas Food Bank in Winchester in the amount of $1,200 by Creepy Creek Camp in Winchester. This was the proceeds from people that crossed the “Gates of Hell” this year at Creepy Creek Camp, 11100 Van Camp Road, Winchester. In the photo from left is Judy Hilson, Lakeisha Allan and Paul Allan. Absent are Julie Gaumond, Katia Lefebrve and Melina Lefebvre. Thank you all!!!

Second Community Christmas ‘Freecycle’ returns next week To donate items, please call Fiona McKenney at 613-325-8936 to arrange drop off/pick up. Also, the church will be open on Dec. 12 from

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EMC Lifestyle - Christmas is just around the corner! Friends and families will get together to share in the magic of the season, putting up the Christmas lights and decorations, cutting down the tree, and warming up after with hot chocolate. But we all know that not everyone’s Christmas will be quite as merry as others. Many moms and dads are not able to put a special something under the tree for their children. For many there will be no tree. The Wednesday Night Ladies Care Group at the North Grenville Community Church would like to help. Last year, we held a Community Christmas Freecycle, which was a tremendous success. The Freecycle was an opportunity for members of our community to donate items for gifting that were then offered to the community at no cost. This season will be our second Community Christmas Freecycle and we ask the community to donate very gently used, gifts items such as toys, bath products, kitchen, tools etc. to us. We are also looking for donations of gift wrap, gift bags, tape etc. as we also offer a wrapping station for people to wrap their presents. Thursday Dec. 6, to Saturday Dec. 8 the North Grenville Community Church will open the doors to the community to come and “Christmas shop”. The freecycle will take place on Thursday Dec. 13, to Saturday Dec. 15 at the North Grenville Community Church. On Thursday and Friday, doors open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 4 p.m. On Saturday, shopping is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any leftover items will be donated to The Salvation Army and The House of Lazarus.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Selling on behalf of Jean Weedmark Antiques: wall phone; bed & vanity; dressers; hump back trunk; dining room table (1916) and 6 chairs; pictures; Ă&#x20AC;at wall china cabinet; hand tools; license plates; crocks; railroad lamps; childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk; occasion chairs; Duncan Fyfe table; dish set; washboards; tin cans; sofa Household: frig; (2) Ă&#x20AC;at screen tvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14â&#x20AC;? & 30â&#x20AC;?; (3) Bell ExpressVu boxes; small drop leaf table; wooden rocker; dehumidiÂżer; chesterÂżeld; L shaped sofa; Lazy Boy chair; coffee tables; dresser & mirror; sofa table; Ă&#x20AC;atware; (30) collector plates; small chest freezer; swivel rocker; end tables; china; kitchen accessories; pots & pans; etc.; chrome kitchen table & chairs Miscellaneous: hand and power tools; decorations; all small items packed at time of listing. Large Quantity of New Items from our Liquidation Centre to be auctioned: ottoman; misc. chairs; tv stand; bird house; anniversary clocks; lamps; blankets; throws; jewelry box; candles; napkin rings; assortment of toys; lamps; toaster oven; coffee machine; toaster; convection oven; irons; rice cooker; dish sets; pet toys; toilet paper; napkins; tarps; tools (socket sets; screwdriver sets, etc.); bar stools; Karaoke system; George Foreman grills; food processer; safe; sofa; doll house; Christmas trees; area rugs; 6 new Corian vanity tops Selling the following items on behalf of a trustee. They will be sold at Noon. Must possess a PAL to purchase weapons. R0011774460_1129

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MC Editorial – So, just what is up at city hall these days? A few years ago, Rick Mercer had a competition on his TV show to ¿nd out just who Canada’s craziest municipal politicians were. As the 1984 rap song by Whodini stated, “The Freaks Come Out At Night,” but in this case, it seems, a few of those freaks instead run for municipal council. Yes, there’s just something about this level of government. Interestingly, on his show, Mercer got then-Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray to read the top ten contenders. Only Rick could get someone like Murray to read out the list – which included his own name on it! But all of this silliness pales to the far sadder sight that we have been witnessing at city halls across the country of late, something that should give us all pause for thought. This past fall, the mayors of Montreal and Laval, Quebec’s largest and third-largest cities respectively (and Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city) stepped down under the cloud of corruption allegations arising from the Charbonneau commission. Then, earlier this week, the shocking news that a judge had, in essence, removed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford from of¿ce. Add to this the ongoing legal problems of London, Ont. Mayor Joe Fontana, who is vowing to stick it out in the mayor’s chair pending proceedings over alleged payments to a banquet hall for his son’s wedding, allegedly with public money in 2005. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” said Marcellus to Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Yes, there is something rotten in Quebec, to be sure, and certainly a less-than-pleasant pong from Ontario as well, it would seem. But for as bullheaded and wrong as Ford’s actions were, while the law is the law, there is also something equally unseemly in a judge invalidating the will of voters who put Ford in the mayor’s chair two years ago. A by-election or at least an interim mayor appointed by council should be one option while Ford seeks to ¿ght “tooth and nail,” to appeal the ruling. Indeed, Ford did himself no favours by going against the decision of Toronto’s integrity commissioner, and then against city council itself, which ordered him to return the comparatively paltry sum of $3,000 raised for his high school football charity back to the lobbyists from whom he received it. We don’t believe in Ford’s assertion that a vast left-wing conspiracy is out to get him, including a radicalized judiciary, and while there may be some truth to complaints of media bias against him, he and his brother have blown it all out of proportion. But we do believe that decisions about removing someone from of¿ce should be made by the people who put him there in the ¿rst place, or maybe even from amongst politicians themselves. Appointing someone on an interim basis until this legal mess is sorted out is not without precedence. Then-Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien survived a trial, but during the proceedings, a rotation of councillors ¿lled out his role as mayor on an interim basis. Then, and only then, did the voters decide to send him packing. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was right in his assertion this week that public of¿cials must be held to a higher standard. Just as he who calls the tune pays the piper, so too must those who make the laws be held up to higher account of those laws.

C’mon Myrtle, let’s go get us a byrtle…


MC Lifestyle First of all, there is no such thing as a byrtle. But that’s what the Farmer calls the big lump growing on the side of a tree. We used to call them pregnant trees when I was growing up. Anyhoo, the Farmer found this lumpy tree when he was on walkabout – or rideabout one day. He decided he would cut the ‘byrtle’ off the tree and make something out of it. The tree was already dead, so no worries there. He said he saw a horned owl Ày out of a tree in the same neck of the woods, so I decided to go with him. I like owls. I also had my own agenda for this particular ATV ride. I was searching our 200 acres for a pine tree so that I could cut boughs for my urns on the porch. Pine with its long needles just looks so much more elegant than spruce. It’s so

Martha Stewart. The Farmer swore we had only one pine tree on the property: the one that stood in the middle of the pasture. The one that the horse and donkey had eaten all the lower branches off of. I couldn’t believe it, and told him we had to search the other 199 acres. Being on the ATV behind the Farmer reminds me of when we were ¿rst dating. Oldest trick in the book: take a girl on a ride so she has to wrap her arms around you and hold on tight. He took me on a ride through the forest at dusk once. Stopped the bike in the middle of the forest and hopped off, saying he had to go check something out. He was gone one minute, then two…I couldn’t see him in the shadows anymore. Suddenly my mind started racing. What if something had happened to him? What if something was going to happen to me? My heart pounded in my chest. It was pitch dark.

The Accidental Farmwife Diana Fisher And then he appeared in the headlight, grinning. And I have never again agreed to an ATV ride at dusk. I was thinking the horse probably would have been a much smoother ride over the ploughed ¿eld, but maybe I’m wrong. It’s possible that sitting on the big Belgian’s back

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as she travelled over the ruts would have been every bit as wobbly as it was on the ATV. I felt like I was riding an elephant, and worried I was doing permanent damage to my spine. We travelled over two ¿elds and through a forest and another meadow. “End of the road,” the Farmer announced, turning off the bike. We climbed off and picked our way through a dense bush. He pointed out ancient rusty pails lined up beside a crooked rail fence. “That’s where the old farmer used to sit,” he decided. The last time he was in the area, the Farmer tied white ribbons around the tree branches to mark his path. And it’s a good thing, or we might still be wandering out there. Every section of the woods looks the same. Just call me Gretel. So eventually we found his ‘byrtle’, but no owls were in sight. My husband sawed the thin

tree trunk above and below the lump, which was about six times wider than the tree itself. Then he realized he had to carry the thing. We had totally forgotten to bring a rope so that we could carry the thing between us. He had to set it down every few yards, but we got it back to the bike. And now he says he’s going to make me something out of it. A table top, or bowl, or shelf. At dinner that night, my father-in-law also used the nonexistent word ‘byrtle’. At least I know where the Farmer

got it from. I told him it wasn’t in any dictionary, under any spelling. Then my son-in-law piped up. “That’s because it’s a burl.” B-u-r-l. Well of course it is. The quiet one at the end of the table is wise beyond his years, I tell you. But the Farmer was right about one thing. There is only one pine tree on our property. I watched as he drove back to the tree, stood on the seat of his ATV and reached up to cut me some Martha Stewart branches. They’re lovely. diana¿

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Friends of the Library celebrate commitment and achievement EMC News – The Canal Gallery’s owner Ted Hitsman, left, is given his Star of the Library award from Friends of the NGPL member Roberta Russell. Hitsman has been providing framing for the Friends at cost for many years.

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EMC News – The Friends of the North Grenville Public Library (NGPL) held their annual general meeting and volunteer awards event Nov. 15 at the NGPL. In addition to the election of the executive and a special Celebrity Trivia Night, several volunteer awards were presented. Above, North Grenville treasurer Sheila Kehoe, left, is honoured with a Star of the Library award by Friends of the NGPL member and Room to Read committee chair Bill McElrea. Kehoe was thanked for her assistance during the campaign.

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Monday Mixed League HSFM Gord Male - 267, Taran Lecuyer - 244 HSFL Maggie - 201, Julia Luther - 198 HMFM Gord Male - 721. Robert Watt - 645 HMFL Mary Ann Bell - 531. Sharon Wilson - 515 Tuesday Senior Mix “League ‘81” Teamstandings; Bertha Tenbult - 2-56, Sharon Gilmer - 5-45, Wayne Kenney - 7-44, Don Moorhouse - 2-43 Bill Bost - 4-41, Maynard Woods - 0-38 Norm Sinclair - 5-36, Keith Crawford - 3-33 HSFM Dalton Gilmer - 281, Neil Shepherd - 225 HSFL Barb Brogan - 222 , Jackie Geisel - 211 HMFM Dalton Gilmer - 661, Wayne Kenney - 578 HMFL Carol Rennick - 539, Jackie Geisel - 536 Tuesday Ladies Teamstandings; Bertha K - 8-67, Louise L - 6-64, Heather M - 8-54, Helen R - 0-48, Joan A - 0-45, Denise N - 8-42, Bev C - 2-36, Flo P - 0-28

HSF Heather Orr - 257, Judy Kirk - 238 HMF Bertha Kehoe - 616, Heather Orr - 551 Tuesday 7pm “Mens Industrial League” Teamstandings; Achorn Consulting - 22-296 Crown Rollers - 20-292 Home Hardware - 18-282 Kemptville Bowl - 8-277, South Ridge Sod - 34-256, KBC - 24-213, Wayne’s Auto Tek - 24-209, Manotick Concrete - 18-191 HSF David Potvin - 305, Robert Hoger - 298 HMF David Potvin - 885, Cory Coffell - 769 Wednesday Mix League HSFM Dalton Gilmer - 271, Bruce Nesbitt - 248 HSFL Barb Delaney - 259, Cathy Nesbitt - 245 HMFM Dalton Gilmer - 660, Paul Bertrand - 623 HMFL Barb Delaney - 601, Cathy Nesbitt - 590 Thursday 55 + and better Golden Kids League


Teamstandings; Keith’s Kickers - 2-42 Bernie’s Bombers - 5-40, Bert’s Beasts - 7-37 Maynard’s Maniacs - 5-37, Muriel’s Muscles - 2-36 Bev’s Bullies - 2-33, Ron’s Rollers - 5-32 Al’s Allies - 0-23 HSFM Boyce Peters - 218 John Capes - 206 HSFL Annette Stewart - 226, Anne Mitchell - 220 HMFM John Capes - 571, Bernie Smith - 557 HMFL Vivian Howe - 599, Joan Thomson - 598 Thursday Night mix league 7pm Teamstandings; Marcia Naphan - 14-178 Bruce Nesbitt - 15-149.50, Carol Armstrong - 7-147, Dan Swanson - 6-144, Sterling Sloan - 16-129.50, Frank Naphan - 8-87.50 HSFM Bob Houghton - 259, Brian Wiggins - 210 HSFL Marcia Naphan - 273, Grace Forget - 208 HMFM Bob Houghton - 541, Dan Swanson - 541 HMFL Marcia Naphan - 578, Grace Forget - 545

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Friday Morning Mix League TGIF Teamstandings; Joan Godfrey 7-51, Barb Brogan 5-51 George Gouthro 3-41, Dalton Gilmer 4-36 Audrey Arcand 2-31, Bruce Button 0-24 HSFM Gene Seed - 263, Dalton Gilmer - 250 HSFL Sharon Gilmer – 218, Marie Gouthro - 180 HMFM Gene Seed - 655, Jos van de Loo - 639 HMFL Sharon Gilmer - 523, Marie Gouthro - 452 Sunday Night Mix League 7pm HSFM Cody Dalgleish - 303, Jon McDonald - 270 HSFL Carol Armstrong - 267, Fran Brauneissen - 206 HMFM James McDonald - 674, Cody Dalgleish - 612 HMFL Carol Armstrong - 639, Fran Brauneissen - 516 Youth Bowling Canada, Kemptville YBC Bowlasaurus div. Corbin B-65, Merik D-70 Nathan R-65 Peewee div. Nathan B-115, Kieran W-122

Bantam div. Bradley B-140, Jhonus B-160-156 Kayden G-150, Aaron S-162, Ambrose W-139 Junior div. Mia A-173, Andrew C-197-168, Carson K-164-215, Breanna L-152, Isaac T-161, Jamieson W-151 Senior div. Jordan B-202-307 (wow) Rebecca D-175-200, Brandon K-188-186 Sunday Nov 25th we hosted the Fun Family 2 Some it was great fun with lots of YBC Bowlers coming out. Josslyn Hasting & Jason, Corbin Butler & Kristel, Madison Reynolds & Drew, Kieran Warren & Jamie, Bradley B & Jason, Brianna Bellefeuille & Wendy, Breanna Luther & Patrick, Carson Kennedy & Tracy all where winners in their categories, Congratulations to all. You can still join YBC, lots of fun for the Youth. Ages 4 to 19 Years!!!!! We still have spaces open for YOU to join in Leagues are available for all ages. Excersize, Socalize BOWLING =FUN!!!!! See you at the lanes Nona Miller.


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Christmas in Merrickville returns to village this weekend some of Merrickvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Âżnest musicians,â&#x20AC;? the website notes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look for the tent set-up at the corner of Brock St. West and St. Lawrence St.â&#x20AC;? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to participate in the shopping spree from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. where shopping at Merrickville businesses can net you a shopping prizes from $250 to $1,000. While visiting the shops, pop in to the Fulford Preparatory College open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located in the historic Sam Jakes Inn. Set to open its doors in January, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the school will enroll young men and women from Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Far east as boarding students with a focus on intensive academic and language studies. Graduates will enter Canadian and American colleges and universities.â&#x20AC;?


Dec. 2 Christmas in Merrickville extends into Sunday when the North Grenville Concert Choir presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sounds Like Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at

the Baldachin Inn ballroom. Director Paul Arnold will lead the choir in traditional Christmas carols, including selections from Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Messiah.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Special guest vocalist Susan Lines will also be featured. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Merrickville, the Knock Knock

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Other activities include the popular silent auction from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; street entertainment from 1 to 9 p.m. (featuring Magician Diego from 1 to 3 p.m. and the Renaissance Carolers from 4 to 7 p.m.); decorate a zany hat for the Crazy Hat Spirit Awards from noon to 9 p.m.; and experience Brock Street Rocks from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merrickville Studio 106 and Vinyl Destination are proud to present live Christmas music for your enjoyment. Songs will be performed by

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a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Baldachin Inn from 1 to 2 p.m. and Mainstreet Family Restaurant from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

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Dec. 1 Get an early start to your day on Saturday, Dec. 1 with the Merrickville Royal Canadian Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast with Santa event 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Afterwards, visitors are invited to make their way to the Cookie Walk and Weigh (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on the lower level of the Merrickville United Church. Pick up a box and Âżll it with mouthwatering goodies for $6 a pound and all proceeds go to the Merrickville Day Nursery School. For more information on the Cookie Walk and Weigh, call Marsha Devitt at 613-269-3707. There is plenty to do for the whole family, especially children at the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activity Centre at the Merrickville Day Nursery School from 9 to 1 p.m., also on the lower level of the Merrickville United Church. Andrea â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bug Ladyâ&#x20AC;? Howard will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to noon and kids can dance the day away with a Juice Jam from noon to 1 p.m. In addition to colouring and other activities, Santa is scheduled to make a special appearance between 11 to 12:30 p.m. Talk with the animals from Vanderlaan Barnyard Zoo of Ottawa, from 1 to 4 p.m., and enjoy Pictures with Santa from 1 to 6 p.m. at COBA Studios and Print Shop. Also, take time to be entertained by the Merrickville Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir at the Merrickville United Church from 1 to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The program will feature selected songs from shows

like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do Re Mi,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; a new twist on a couple of Christmas carols and the musical letter â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dear Father Christmas,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; states the Christmas in Merrickville website www.christmasinmerrickville.caca). â&#x20AC;&#x153;This concert is not to be missed and will charm not just parents and grandparents but everyone who enjoys the wonder of Christmas and its music.â&#x20AC;? Children can get their faces painted in holiday style from 2 to 4 p.m. inside Larkspur Lane as Gert and her sidekick Aud Aster will be offering complimentary face painting. Kids can also help decorate ten Christmas trees, provided by McKibbon Tree Farm, situated outside the Christmas shop on St. Lawrence St. Take time to walk down St. Lawrence St. and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride throughout the village from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., or warm your hands by the Âżre barrels along the street and sample a roasted marshmallow or hot dog and some hot chocolate from noon to 9 p.m. The event is being hosted free of charge by the 1st Merrickville Venturer Scouts but donations are accepted. The Merrickville Lions Club will also provide complimentary hot apple cider from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the front porch of Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Merrickville and the club is also organizing a Christmas Hamper Fund. Donations of a new, unwrapped gift or nonperishable food item can be dropped off there as well. Warm your insides with a delicious bowl of chili from noon to 2 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. at the chili tent beside the post ofÂżce. For just $5, visitors will get a bowl of chili and a slice of dipping bread. Proceeds go towards offsetting the costs of Christmas in Merrickville.

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EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Holiday cheer will Âżll the streets and shops of Merrickville Dec. 1 and 2 as the village gets set for the annual Christmas in Merrickville celebration. The festivities actually kick into gear tonight (Nov. 29) when the CP Holiday Train rolls into town at 6:45 p.m. and continues Friday, Nov. 30 for the annual village and tree lighting ceremony in Blockhouse Park at 4:45 p.m. where shop owners will light up their storefronts along with the 100-foot tree in the park. Visitors can take part in traditional caroling and afterwards cross off a few names on their Christmas list as most of the local stores will remain open until 7 p.m. that evening.

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SOCIAL NOTES Richard and Susan HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY Dec. 1, 1972 - Dec. 1, 2012 I love you more today than yesterday, But not as much as tomorrow Love Sue

HAPPY 55TH ANNIVERSARY November 22, 2012 Beverley and George Guy Love from your family

HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY November 28, Mom and Dad With Lots of Love From all of your children; Cory, Krystal, Jonathan, Jessica, Dennis, Michelle, Wayne and Lillie. xoxo HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY “Hodgy” November 30

Happy 90th Birthday Emily Tripp

HAPPY 30TH Rob MacDonald

Please join with Emily’s family and friends in celebrating this wonderful occasion. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, December 2, 2012 2:00 – 4:00 pm Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre 100 Clifford Campbell Street, Fitzroy Harbour Best wishes only.

Friends are invited to come and help Eric Devlin celebrate his 92ND BIRTHDAY on December 1st at the Perth Legion Lounge from 2-4 p.m. Best Wishes Only

ROBILLIARD – Ryan and Lyndsay Robilliard along with big sister Sophie are thrilled to announce the birth of Drew Douglas. This cute little boy was born July 21, 2012. A special thank you goes to the Smiths Falls Maternity Nurses and Dr. Toth. Drew is spoiled by his grandparents Jim and Anne Boldt and Don and Leslie Robilliard as well as great grandparents Paul and Pat Swerbrick and Rita Boldt.

O’NEILL – Nathan and Torie O’Neill are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Eldon O’Neill, born June 15, 2012 weighing 7lbs., 14 oz. Little brother to Will. Grandson of Barb and John Clement, Rosemary Skuce, and Terry and Barry O’Neill. Thank you to all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at The Smiths Falls Hospital for Lucas’ safe arrival.

BAKER - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Motherin-law, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Eileen Baker, July 18, 1917-December 3, 2009. When days are dark and friends are few Dear Mother, how we think of you. Friends are friends if they are true, We lost our best friend when we lost you. Forever in our hearts John, Sharon and Chris John, Cindy and Diana Nick, Kyle and Kassie

WARK Margaret November 28, 2008 Roseanne October 24, 1971 In a quiet country graveyard Where the gentle breezes blow, Lie two we loved so dearly Whom we lost years ago. Their resting place we visit And place flowers there with care, But no one knows the sorrow As we turn and leave them there. Miss and love you Walter, Christine, Heather and family.

HAPPY 27TH UNCLE GREG! Love Rylee & Family XOXO

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HAPPY 41ST ANNIVERSARY to my husband Don, December 4, 2012 Grow old with me, the best is yet to be. Love always Barb

BIRTHDAY Congraultations Happy 83rd Dec. 4, 2012 Mur Ed Watts Only Jesus cares what you are

HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY Morley Wark December 2 HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY Cooper Wark November 30 Love your family

THANK YOU We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the love, kindness and support extended to us during the sudden loss of a dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Ron Snedden. The flowers were beautiful, the cards and letters comforting, the donations to the different charities were most generous. Thanks to the pallbearers and to Steve O’Keefe and staff of Tubman’s Funeral Home for their professionalism. To Reverend Jeff Dejonge for a lovely service. Please accept this as a personal thank you to all. Freda Snedden Allan, Doug, Paul and Families

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I would like to thank my family for their hard work preparing for my 80th birthday party. Thanks to the Bishop’s Mills U.C.W. and other friends for preparing and serving all the refreshments. Thanks to everyone for coming and bringing flowers, gifts and cards. Marjorie Streight

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THANK YOU We want to say something to all of you. Your presence, calls, emails, gifts, cards and FB messages were greatly appreciated as we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Thank you to our loved ones and friends who helped in any way in planning our party and making it special. Samantha, (our niece), your video was emotional, beautiful and enjoyed by all. Susan, (cousin), the cake was delicious. Thank you Lisa for taking the pictures that we continue to enjoy. Mom, thank you for doing what you do to help in any way and being there. To our wonderful children, Alyssa/Justin and Davey, how proud we are of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for planning an evening full of love, laughter, tears, dancing and memories. It was truly a night that we will forever remember. Thank You, God Bless and Love Life Philip and Lianne Burns

The Manion Family After the loss of Mary Manion, our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother; Wayne and Patsy, Glen and Linda, Dean and Teresa and families would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following: to our extended families and our friends for your love and support; to McConnell’s Funeral Home in Tweed for the professional and caring services they provided during our difficult time; to the firefighters, Linda Flieler, Jonathan Tooley, Randy and Donna Schonauer, Michele Ross, Amber Lemke, Matt Wheeler and Dillon Boles who were on the scene; to the ambulance personnel, air ambulance personnel and police officers; to Father Machaj for the funeral mass and to the organist; to Jon Clow for the reading; to Ed and the ladies and gentlemen who provided the luncheon; to the community who gathered together to offer their condolences and to all who gave donations. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you

Celebration of Life of DOROTHY HITCHINS (December 2, 1912 to July 24, 2012)

Sunday, December 2 Smiths Falls Legion 2 - 4 p.m. (Main Street) Please bring pictures or stories of Dorothy. Contact Bev 613-284-8446


THANK YOU I wish to say a sincere thank you to my brother Jerry, who organized and hosted, with Mel, such a great gettogether for my 65th birthday. To my other siblings, Mary and Tom, John and Joan, and Anna, as well as my nieces Miranda, Emily and Hannah, thank you for coming and joining in the fun. I also thank you and others for the many beautiful cards, flowers, money, phone calls and dinner out. And last but not least, I wish to thank the staff and residents of the Willowdale for the card and cake. Sincerely Judy Aubin P.S. Jane and Tim, we missed you, as well as Allan, Mary and Chris

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who shared in our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration. To everyone who helped in any way to make it such a success, your kindness we treasure. Thanks for all the lovely cards, gifts and donations to the Nutrition Program. Your generosity will always be remembered. Love Alan and Shirley Chaplin.

Robert J.C. Ferguson

BURNS - In loving memory of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, Harry E. Burns, who passed away October 9, 1992 and Elsie M. Burns, who passed away November 25, 1992. Though their smiles are gone forever And their hands we cannot touch, Still we have so many memories Of the ones we love so much. Their memory is our keepsake, With which we will never part. God has them in His keeping We have them in our hearts. Always remembered by your family, grandchildren and great grandchildren

WILKINSON, Robert Charles - December 1, 2009. In loving memory of our dear father and grandfather. It is lonely here without you We miss you more each day For life is not the same to us Since you were called away. If we could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true, We would pray to God with all our hearts For yesterday and you. Lovingly remembered by Robert (Karen), Bill (Lisa), John (Whitney), grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

December 10, 1920 November 23, 2012 (Former Owner of Ferguson’s Marine) Dear Dad you were able to give us 40 more years than anyone expected. We are now celebrating your life after all you have been through. Go, with our love, to be with Mom, Ethel (nee Offer) and your parents, Daniel and Emma Ferguson who predeceased you. Left to carry on your memories are your daughters Cynda (Sandy) McAdoo and Roberta (Brian) Healey, your grandchildren Michele McAdoo and Sean McAdoo(Karen Mowbray), Megan and Matthew Healey, your great-grandson Wyatt McAdoo and Wyatt’s mother Julie Stewart. We know that you will also be sadly missed by your Cousins Phyllis (Frank) McVicker, Bob (Linda) Purdon, Davy (Jewel) Purdon, Cheryl Bailey (Bob Burks), and the late Bob Cascadden, as well as predeceased by your brother-in-law Neil Offer. Your friends at the Elphin Church where you were an Elder for more than 60 years, celebrated with us, along with your neighbours. Friends were invited to call at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West Perth on Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. A Funeral Service to celebrate your life was held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Elphin Presbyterian Church, 3020 Elphin/Maberly Rd McDonald’s Corners, ON K0G 1M0. Interment Crawford Cemetery. In Dad’s honour, contributions to the Elphin Presbyterian Church or the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Carl Alexander

October 12, 1942 – November 24, 2012 Peacefully, with his family by his side at The Hospice at May Court. Carl leaves his sons, Adrian (Jackie) and Jason (Ali) and daughter Sonya (Norm) as well as grandchildren Kurtis, Luke, Wyatt, Benni, Parker and Isabella. To honour Carl’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Friday November 30, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Nationview Golf Course, 112 Hyndman Rd., South Mountain. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hospice at May Court would be appreciated and can be made on line at

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Florence Beatrice Lapp (Crozier) died peacefully on November 22, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Calvin Albert Lapp (November 22, 1974), and her sisters Marguerite Hill and Helen Anderson. Real estate agent in Kemptville and Merrickville for many years. Formerly of Toronto, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Ottawa, Oxford Mills, and Kemptville. Recently resident at Maxville Manor, 80 Mechanic St. W., Maxville, ON K0C 1T0. Dedicated mother of Jim (Fran), Petrolia, ON; Michael (Suzanne), Crysler, ON; Stevan (Jodi), Brockville, ON; Lorraine (Louis), Tottenham, ON; Peter (Louella), Lacombe, AB. Gran to her grandchildren: Kevin Lapp (Laurel), Crysler, ON; Ruth Papple (Dan), Carleton Place, ON; Martin Lapp, Sidney, BC; Ailsa Lapp, Ottawa, ON; Jessica, Calvin, Edward, and Samuel Lapp all in AB; and to her great-grandchildren: Alex Lapp, Joe Lapp, and Kate Papple. Sister-in-law of Lorraine Burns (Lapp) and Robert, Dunwoody, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations to Maxville Manor or the charity of your choice are welcomed. A private family funeral will precede interment in Oxford Mills Cemetery at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to


Peacefully at the Smiths Falls Hospital on Friday November 23, 2012 in his 82nd year. Beloved Husband of the late Lou Kulp. Loving father to Doug (Ruth), Don (Diane), and Dale (Sandy). Cherished Grandfather of David, Darren (Cindy), Candice (Rick), Lianne (Kevin), Sarah, Ashley, Kelsey and Mackenzie. Great grandfather to Caleb, Emma and Gracie-Mae. Loving Brother of Marie Hamilton and the late Ann Lampkin. Edgar will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were received at the Lannin Funeral Home in Smiths Falls for a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel on Monday November 26, 2012 at 11 AM. Donations in memory of Edgar to the CNIB would be appreciated. Online condolences available at

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In loving memory of Michael Galvin, 80 years, who passed away peacefully on November 14th 2012 at Vale Hospice Sudbury, after a short illness. Michael was devoted to his beloved wife Carlie (Renzoni) for 54 years. He was the son of the late Dennis and Mary (Ryan) Galvin of Almonte, Ontario. Predeceased by sisters Cecilia Grace, Betty Stang and Theresa Mondoux and will be sadly missed by brother Jim (Claire predeceased) and sisters Margaret and Maureen (Vern predeceased) of Almonte, brother-in-law Gaetan Mondoux of Montreal. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at the Bourcier Funeral Home, in Espanola on November 16, 2012, family and friends gathered from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Jude’s Church on November 17th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation followed with interment of ashes in the Espanola Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to The Vale Hospice Sudbury or the Espanola Hospital.

WEIR, Herbert (Wayne) - In loving memory of my dear husband who passed away December 2, 2011. One year ago my life changed forever. My life goes on without you, but nothing is the same. I have to hide my heartache when someone speaks your name. Living my life without you is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for me, Your heart was kind and true And when I needed someone I could always count on you. Those special years will not return When we were together But with the love within my heart You’ll walk with me forever. A million times I’ve needed you, A million times I’ve cried. If love could have saved you You never would have died. Things I feel most deeply are the hardest things to say, My dearest husband, I loved you in a very special way. If I could have one life time wish One dream that would come true I’d pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you. Loved and remembered always From your wife Dorothy


Warlick Lisa M. (nee Linton) Warlick

Bennett, William James “Jim” Died November 23, 2012 Former employee of O.S. Bennett Garage and Bourk’s Ignition Service, Westboro. After a hard fought battle, on November 23, 2012, at the Carleton Place Hospital with family and his best friend by his side. Son of the late Ormond & Eva Bennett. Brother of Edith, Ronnie, Betty, Marie and Pat. Father of Bruce (Gina), Neil (Brenda) and Scott (Dawn). Loving friend of Muriel Carwardine and her family. At Jim’s request there will be no visitation or service. Following cremation he will be interred in the family plot in Renfrew. Special thanks to Dr. Spooner and Nurse Pam. We appreciate the care you gave to Dad: and also to Brian Campbell (grandson) for all your love and support. “RIP Grampa Jim xoxo” Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. (613) 257-3113 CLR396284

Co-owner Warlick’s Wood ‘n Crafts July 30th, 1966 ~ November 25th, 2012 Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, November 25th, 2012. Lisa was the loved and cherished wife of Stephen. Dearly loved mother of Joanne, Nicole, Laura (Christopher Lynch) and Christopher. Proud grandmother of Madison and Haley. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Laurel (Allen Bell) and Kelly (B.J. Selkirk), all her family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W Perth on Friday, November 30th, 2012 from 3 to 5 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, at the corner of Drummond and Harvey Streets, Perth on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 1 P.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Orr Betty Anne Orr


Owner Profreight International Suddenly in hospital, Almonte, Ontario on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the age of 66. Loving husband of Valerie Shaver. Much loved father to Timothy (Laurie), Victoria (Dan) and Benjamin. Cherished Grampy of Micheline, Liam and Lucas. Dear brother to Carole Perley and Dawn Boyes. Survived by his former wife Sandra Boyes. Friends may call at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at


(Retired Assistant Supervisor, Rideau Regional Centre) Passed away suddenly at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Betty Anne (nee Harrison) Orr at the age of 56. Survived by her loving family; husband Thomas Orr and sons Andrew Orr (Katie Merlin), Jason (Amy) Orr and her grandchildren Jacob, Ava and Colton Orr. Sister of Jim (Sandra) Harrison, Debbie (Ken) Bradford and Cathy (Stewart) Forbes. Predeceased by parents Frank and Marion Harrison; sisters Ardelle McIntyre (Doug) and Rose Menzies (Art). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and many former work colleagues at the Rideau Regional Centre. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12 noon. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Rick Hansen Foundation 300 - 3820 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

LACELLE, Mary (nee Markey) November 3, 1932 – December 1, 1998 Dear Mom/Grandma,

KEEGAN Rodney Donaldson (1916-2012) It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of our ‘Uncle Rod’ at his home in Prescott on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Born 28th June, 1916 and raised in Kemptville. Rod was predeceased by his parents ‘Hutch’ and ‘Nellie’ (Helen) Keegan and long outlived his siblings Gerald (Laura) and Helen Herring (John). Also, in 1993, his wife and ardent golf partner Verna Florence (Young) passed away. He is survived by his adoring nephews John (Irene) and Richard (Jacinta) Herring and Brian Keegan (Sue), and by his nieces Susan Herring (Derek) and Gail Johnston (Dave). Also by several nieces and nephews from what Rod affectionately referred to as ‘the Outlaws’! Rod died as he had lived – peacefully and with dignity, with his faithful dog, Annie, by his side. The unflappable Uncle Rod epitomized the popular expression “Don’t sweat the small stuff – and it’s all small stuff”. He began his working life as a bank clerk in Harrowsmith. When WWII beckoned he volunteered and became a Navy photographer. There is a fine collection of his work which included the Quebec Conference attended by Churchill and Roosevelt, the Victory Bond work of Hollywood stars, as well as many shots taken in the Halifax area. After his demob as a Petty Officer he worked briefly in Montreal before heading down to Central America where he worked for the United Fruit Growers. Then came a stint as a prospector in N. Ontario. In 1955 he married long-time friend Verna F. Young and they settled in Prescott where they became early members of the Prescott Golf Club, helping to establish the first 9 holes. Rod joined the staff of the Prescott Journal and ran the dark-room facilities until the advent of the digital age. Both he and Verna were avid members of the Golf club and, even though he no longer completed a round, he was hitting practice balls as recently as a week ago – with the same straightness, though not the distance, as ever. No celebration or party ever began until Uncle Rod showed up! And when the Irish music started Rod would accompany (randomly!) on his tin-whistle and become a Leprechaun!! He had a curiosity about all things and was an avid reader as the Prescott Public Library will attest. His last visit there, with ‘Annie’ in tow, was on the day he died. Over his many years in the area Rod made many friends and acquaintances. All of whom will mourn his passing after such a rich life. Rod has been cremated. His ashes will be interred in a private ceremony in the family plot in Kemptville Union cemetery. There will be no funeral service at his request. However, a celebration of Rod’s life will be held at the Prescott Golf Club in early June, 2013. Details will be forthcoming. Donations to ‘Shelamo’ (Annie’s alma mater and retirement home) at 425 Cuckoos Nest Rd., RR#6, Smiths Falls, K7A 4S7, or to ‘Community and Primary Health Care’, Brockville.

THE EMC - 51 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

How we miss you so... more than you will ever know. This year is the hardest one yet. We can’t stop the tears as they run endlessly. Our hearts are broken in a million pieces, as all the ones we love ever so dearly, are now in God’s hands. Although you are not with us here on earth, we know in our hearts that you are all taking care of each other in heaven while carefully watching over us. We love you and miss you ever so much, Laurie, Jenna and Steven xo

ERIC GORDON SHEA February 14, 1985 - November 30, 2010 You proved to stand a thousand trials, your strength will never fall, But watching stars without you, our souls cry. Heaving hearts, full of pain, ooh, ooh, the aching. Cuz we’re missing you, we’re missing you. Touched us deep, pure and true, a gift to us forever. but we’re missing you, we’re missing you… Where are you now… where are you now? Always with us, a breath away Together forever, Love, Mom, Dad and Ian

CHOQUETTE, Juliette In loving memory of my dear mother, who passed away in December. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, Her weary pains and trials are past, In silence she suffered, in patience she bore, Till God called her home, to suffer no more. Love from daughter Pierrette

JOHNSTON - In loving memory of my husband and best friend, Jeffrey, who passed away November 30, 1999. To have, to hold and then to part Was the greatest sorrow of my heart, One thought helps ease my pain It’s knowing we’ll be together again. Love always, Mary



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KIRKHAM - In loving memory of Jake L. Kirkham who passed away November 30, 1992. We know a smile we would love to see, A loving face so dear, We know a hand we would love to hold A voice we long to hear. We know a heart, thoughtful and true We know them all because we loved you. Lovingly remembered by June, Dan and Mike and their families

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11 Complete HO model railroad set. Call 613-258-4064. 2 matching sofa’s, coffee table, end tables and 2 lamps. Lift chair. All in excellent condition. Call 613-205-1642. Serious inquires only. 4 M&S tires on rims, Ironman LT26575R16, 95% tread, GM 6 hole, 5 spoke aluminum alloy wheels. Asking $500. 613-279-2812. 4 winter tires on steel rims, previously on Nissan Ultima, size 205 65 R16 Toyo G-02. Asking $400. 613-284-0221. 8’ length firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. 613-312-9859.

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Winter tires, 225/60R16 on Chevy rims and covers. $400. 613-278-2513.

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Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st. Bedroom furniture- 9 drawer bureau, highboy, 2 night tables, $200 for set; 2 adult bicycles (1 man’s, 1 woman’s) $75 each; interior door 25x80, $20. 613-283-8653. Brand New Roth oil tank - has never been used. Also oil furnace and fittings $1000. Call:613-925-9926 Cedar Rails, 12’ long, 3” on small end, fresh cut, $4.50; 7’ cedar pickets, $2; Hemlock beams, fresh cut, 12”x12”x16’. (613)283-3629. 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. Curiosities on King- unique products for men and women. Hockey cards and vintage sports collectibles, postcards, coins, antiques, repurposed furniture, vintage decoys etc. 185 King St. W. Downtown Brockville. Tues.-Sat. 9:30-5. 613-345-7291. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. Down-sizing! Must Sell!! Gibbard dining set, arm chair, wing chair, sofa bed. All in A1 condition! 613-257-8498. Electric scooter. Excellent condition. 3 wheels. Gentle start. Adjustable folding arm rest and handle bars. Folds to fit in car trunk. Asking $750. 613-267-2515. ELLIPTICAL FOR SALE

in great condition. Has a timer, 10 levels of resistance, keeps track of calories burned, distance covered and pulse. If interested please make an offer @ 613-485-2835. Must come and get it. Gently used Cobra Shoprider scooter, $1,200 ($3,500 new) good condition, works great, new rear tires, charger, basket, delivered to your door in the Kemptville area. Call 613-989-3714 evenings or 613-884-1422 days.

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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.

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.

Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 5 generations of sales. 613-253-8006.

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Solid wood drafting table, as new, $75; single ladder tree stand with shooting rail, used part of one season, $125. 613-272-3314.

Dry mixed hardwood, cut and split, delivered in Almonte, Carleton Place area. $105/face cord. Minimum order 2 face cord. Volume discount. Call 613-256-4456.

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Snow tires. 4 Firestone Winterforce 15’ with steel rims. Fit Honda Civic or similar. Firm at only $375. (613)836-0007.

Firewood, all hardwood $85/face cord also straight hard maple $90/face cord, softwood mixed, $65/face cord. Delivery available. 613-285-1547.



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Located on Bay Road, approx 4km off Hwy 15 (from Smiths Falls) or off Rideau Ferry Rd (from Perth)

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DUFFY - In memory of Hazel, December 2, 1941November 29, 1997. She always leaned to watch us, anxious if we were late. In winter by the window, in summer by the gate. And though we mocked her tenderly, who has such foolish care, The long way home would seem more safe because she waited there. Her thoughts were all so full of us, she never could forget, And so I think that where she is, she must be watching yet. Waiting ‘till we come home to her, anxious if we are late. Watching from Heaven’s window, leaning on Heaven’s gate. Lyle, Tammy, Tara, Tiffany and Alanah

Samsung front loading washer and dryer, cherry red, like new, only used a few times, $1200. Frigidaire 7.5 cu.ft. freezer, white, $90. Call 613-256-0127.

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Polaris snowmobiles, two, 1999, low mileage, 500 Classic, electric start, tow bar, backrest, double enclosed Northtrail trailer, $500 worth of parts and oil, $7,000. Robert Watts. 613-924-2297.

Smiths Falls to Ottawa (or will pick up along the way, Hwy 15, then Hwy 10). Available Mon-Fri. 613-323-0440 or email



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Panasonic Genius Countertop style microwave, many features, $65.00. Kenmore Elite Range Hood. $125.00. 613-284-1700.

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Olsen high efficiency oil furnace and power vent kit. 100,000 B.T.U. Good condition. Asking $950. 613-257-8783.

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Oak dining room set, $800; English riding saddle, $500; 32’ extension ladder, $100; framed Senators autographed jersey, 1996-1997 season, $500; maple hardwood table, $45. 613-258-3415



PETERS, Ernest- In loving memory of a dear Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather who passed away Dec. 1st, 2005 We think of you in silence We often speak your name But all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit and put flowers there with care But no one knows the heartache as we turn and leave you there. Always in our hearts love Roberta, Sons; Jimmy, Roger, Raymond (Lorrainne), Bruce (Alna), Bernie (Jo Ann), Tommy (Susan), Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

Kubota B 7100 4x4 tractor. Diesel engine, front-end loader, 4 ft. finishing mower, runs excellent, $7,500 o.b.o. 613-284-1485.

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3rd 1975 - Gilbeault, Joseph Frank 1993 - Smithson, Christopher Willard 1995 - Templeman, Mabel Jessie 1995 - Evans, William Borden ìBillî 1996 - Snider, Caroline 2010 - Foley, Donald Webster 4th 1980 - McKay, Robert Welland 1981 - Blanchard, Zella May 1999 - Kozikowski, Margaretta Klara 2010 - Brown, Nancy Cheryl 5th 1974 - Harnos, William Emerich ‘Bill’ 1976 - Eriksen, Margaret Wallace 1987 - Christie, Elixie Olive 1997 - DeLarge, Mark Lawrence

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29th 1979 - Hood, Rose 1988 - Seltitz, Friederich 1999 - Carter, Bernice Jean 30th 1981 - Barker, Mary Thelma 1988 - Munro, Harold Adam 1994 - Bogaerts, Mabel Elissa 1998 - Hinton, Anne Eleanor 2003 - Anderson, Donald Morris 2009 - Lowe, Ryan Andrew DECEMBER 1st 2011 - Stewart, Jeanette May 2nd 1977 - Black, Harold William Harrison ‘Bill’ 1978 - Anderson, Edith Kathleen 1994 - Schaller, Paul Daniel 2002 - MacLeod-Schooley, Marie

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 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”.


“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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Excellent choice of well-pruned trees. Harvest your own choice $25 or pick one fresh cut $30 Located 8 km from Smiths Falls on North Gower Hwy. (5808 Roger Stevens Dr.)


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FIREWOOD Firewood: Dry Mixed hardwood. $100/face Call (613)258-7127.


Firewood For Sale. Mixed hardwood. Will deliver to Carleton Place, Almonte and Stittsville areas. Call 613-257-8583.


Knitting lessons starting in January. Beginner to advanced techniques. Private or small groups. Contact: or Carol at 613-812-1609.

Firewood-Dry: Maple & Beech 4 ft x 8 ft x approx. 16â&#x20AC;?, $100. To deliver, $125. Carp 613-839-5684

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Certified piano technician, with Piano Technicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit for dates and details of courses near you.

Piano Tuner Technician for all your piano needs. Call Lionel Pauze. 1(613)278-2017.

Compound bow, Hoyt Avenger, many accessories, hard case, asking $725. 613-275-2830.

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Computer Desktops, laptops, monitors and software repair. In-house virus/malware removal system cleanup. Personalized training. New/refurbished computers. Dragonfly Computer Solutions. 613-283-8026.

Give the gift of Time. We want to help you speak to future generations. Record a Legacy Video that will last forever. 613-769-7083.


RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL, 1st & 2nd, Renovation/Construction Mortgages. Secured Lines of Credit. Equity Loans, Debt Consolidation, Poor credit & bankruptcies OK. No income verification plans. Need to refinance/consolidate? Borrow $30k@$166.66/month (OAC). Servicing Eastern & Northern Ontario. CALL Jim Potter, Homeguard Funding Ltd. TOLL-FREE 1-866-403-6639, Email:, (LIC #10409). $$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, R e n o v a t i o n s , Ta x A r r e a r s , n o CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/ month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGES, CALL TODAY Toll-Free 1-800-282-1169, (LIC# 10969).

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2.5 HP HealthTrainer treadmill $475.00. 27 inch JVC television $50.00. 613-599-4211.

Snowblowers. Good selection of Ariens and Husqvarna starting at $899 for 24â&#x20AC;? 9 h.p. Service after sales since 1999. Free local delivery. Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

Wanted- Videos of the Town of Smiths Falls from 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Phone 613-283-0804 after 6 p.m.

1993 Chevy 1500 pick-up truck, 4x4 with 7 1/2 ft. Myers snowplow, 103,000km, certified and e-tested, $6,800 o.b.o. 613-284-1485. 2000 Chrysler Intrepid, excellent condition, $1,000 as is. 613-268-2372. 2003 Honda Civic. Loaded, manual, certified, E-tested, winter ready plus snow tires, $5,300. 613-326-0721.

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

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

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GREAT WINTER CAR 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4 door, 195,000kms. 6 cylinder 3.1, full load. Lady Highway Driven. Has GT look. $2100.00 or OBO as is. Kevin 613-485-6680 2006 F350 D Lariat SD, 4x4, 6.0 L diesel, 151,000 km, 4 doors, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box Line- X spray lined, 25K Fifth Wheel hitch, Reese hitch, p.s., p.b., p.w. Heated leather seats, yellow. Asking $17,500 certified. Bob 613-349-6805. Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

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NOTICES RETIREMENT HOMES IN ONTARIO MUST BE LICENSED. To check the licence status of a home visit the Public Register at Resident Rights are in place. To report harm or risk of harm to residents call the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority at 1-855-ASK-RHRA.

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German Shepherd Pups black or sable DDR workline AKC parents vet check health guarantee $450. (613)802-2757

Bulls For Sale- Polled Limousin 12-24 months old, quite. 613-257-2522 or 613-623-3363. St. Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.


LostFemale Beagle, black/white/tan, has had pups within the last 5 months. Lost north of Lanark on Monday November 5, 2012. Last seen wearing a orange tracking collar, may or may not still have it on. If found please call Tim at 613-812-0085. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.

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

45 h.p. tractor, hay wagon new 8x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; flat-bed deck, lawn tractor, firewood, snowblower, Husqvarna chainsaw, set sloop sleighs. 613-283-8231.

Ford 4610 4x4 Loader, Case 1190 Loader, MF 165 Loader, Ford 7700 Cab, Case IH 5300 Grain Drill 21x7. 613-223-6026.

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

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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.


2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $13,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, blue $10,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $9,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $9,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $10,995 2007 NISSAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $10,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT EXT. CAB 4X4 Z71, loaded, grey $18,995



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2007 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr., auto, air, 28,000 km, red $9,995 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4dr, 5spd, air Only 66,000km grey $7,995 2005 BUICK ALLURE CX 4dr., loaded, red $7,995

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2004 DODGE RAM SLT 4X4 Quad cab, loaded, black $12,995 2003 MERCURY MARQUIS, loaded, grey $6,995

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2006 Pontiac Vibe P6235 Low kms, fuel efďŹ cient, 63,000km - $11,700

2008 Ford Taurus LTD 121238A Leather, sunroof, 6 cyl, local trade, 143,000km - $11,394

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 3.3 AWD (Blue) 3.3L V6 103,000km - $16,394 2005 KIA Sportage 11872A 4 cyl., 5 speed manual, local trade, 177,000km - $6,995 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 Auto, 5.4L 8Cyl, loaded, 175,812km $11,900 2005 JEEP LIBERTY LTD 4x4 loaded, local trade in 114,000 km - $8,888 2002 KIA Rio Wagon 131357A Fuel efďŹ cient, local trade, low low kms, 24,000km! m!



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613-283-0220 Heated warehouse/shop space for rent in Almonte. Excellent Location on a very busy highway, 5 minutes off the 417. Lots of parking available. Minimum 3000 sq feet. Contact: or 613-256-3006. Kemptville, 413 Rideau St. suitable for offices or retail store. 300 sq.ft. or 600 sq.ft. Lots of parking. 613-803-0746. Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455. Looking for commercial space in Carleton Place? A store, office space or industrial from 720-3000 sq. ft., 613-257-5711. Office space available, downtown Smiths Falls, starting at $100. Call 613-267-7841. Office space for lease in professional office building. Downtown Carleton Place. 425 sq.ft. Large reception area. 2 offices. $500/mth. All inclusive. Immediate occupancy. 613-818-8391 or Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 3 7 9 0 , (613)257-9545, Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

1 bedroom apartment, Almonte, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, centrally located, newly renovated, available December 1. Call 613-256-3152.

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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


1 bedroom with den avail. and bachelor unit- secure adult only building. Non-smoking. Starts $700.00 all util incl. Lanark 613-278-2878. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841. 2 bedroom brand new reno. 37 Marsha. Upper quiet adult. Hardwood, ceramic, laundry, no dogs. Heated. $795. 613-284-0059.



Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached 2-storey home, good area, easy Ottawa access, powder room, patio, paved drive, no pets, $1,125/month plus, available now, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

2 bedroom bungalow, Smiths Falls. Great location. Garage. Large kitchen and living room, 4 pc bathroom. Heat, hydro, water, refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer included. $1,350/month. Call Perry, Weagle Realty Ltd Brokerage. 613-284-4191.

Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779.

2 bedroom country bungalow, full basement, double attached garage and pool on 2 acres. All inclusive. Available immediately. $1,500. 613-223-8168.

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.

2 bedroom, large, apartments. Available in quiet building- 5 minutes west of Perth, Newly renovated. $550-$600/month plus hydro. First, last, references. 613-868-5323. 2 Bedroom Mobile home, 1 km from Perth, 4 appliances included, heat & hydro extra. $750/month. Available immediately. 613-278-0620. 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. 2 one bedroom apartments avail. Renovated in 2012. New appliances. Washer and dryer. Large windows, customized for seniors. Central Smiths Falls location. $950/util incl. Call 613-283-7695. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, townhouse for rent in Smiths Falls. Adult oriented building in quiet neighbourhood. Full unfinished basement with laundry $975.00 plus hydro. 613-267-0446. 3 bedroom house with finished basement. Walking distance to schools. Carleton Place. $1,100 plus utilities. Available Dec. 1. 613-851-4887. 3 bedroom townhouse. Kemptville. First/last required. Non-smokers, no pets. $1,300/mth. plus hydro. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. Jan. 1/13. 613-258-4664. Almonte- 2 bedroom upstairs apt. $700/mth. plus hydro and water. Available December 1. 613-256-3611. Apartment, Carleton Place downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Available December 1, small ground floor 1 bedroom apartment in Perth $400/month. Includes hot water, yard and parking. Electric heat extra. 613-267-6666. Bright 2 bedroom apt., Perth. Clean, secure, building. Parking, laundry on site. Close to pool and all amenities. Available January 1. 613-267-6940. CARLETON PLACE, 1 Bedroom $650/mo+util.. Quiet Secure building overlooking park & river. (Parking/Laundry included) Available Dec 15th . References Required. Please call John 613-253-7068 Carleton Place, 1400 sq. ft. upstairs, 2 bedroom, $900 includes fridge, stove and heat. 15 Frank. Close to schools and park. Call Tom 613-257-2223.


2009 Pontiac G6 761NA Auto, 4 cylinder, loaded, Only 52,000km $12,499

2007 GMC Sierra P7263 Ext cab 4x4 low, low kms, 50,000km $17,900 DAILY RENTAL 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5S 13475A Local trade in, 110,000km - $8,599

Downtown Smiths Falls commercial unit for rent. Available January 1st, 2013. Large, bright, over 1500 square feet. Prime location. $800 per month plus hydro. Call 613-283-5510 and ask for Tracey for more details and a viewing.


2006 Chev Uplander LS 121299A V6, 7 passenger, local trade in, 110,000km $7,394

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 11913A 4 cyl., auto, reliable, fuel efďŹ cient, 73,000km - $11,894

Commercial space for lease. Downtown Smiths Falls, 12 Chambers St. Parking available. 1500 sq. ft. 613-284-4258.


2011 KIA Soul 2U (Silver) Automatic, 2.0L 4cyl., 21,322km - $18,899

2009 TOYOTA RAV 4 121362A Red, 4X4, Clean 4cyl., local trade in 89,000kms $17,394

Carleton Place, 3 bay garage, 1818 s.f. ideal downtown location, $1,050, may be converted for any commercial business. 613-257-5711.


2004 GMC SIERRA NEVADA EDITION, loaded, white $10,995

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1 Acre Compound with 4000sq.ft commercial building in Blacks Corners. Body shop/spray-booth, auto-hoist, 40x40 garage, office. $3900/month 613-250-2987 or 613-223-4010

CARLETON PLACE, 2 Bedroom $690/mo+util.. Quiet Secure building overlooking park & river. (Parking/Laundry included) Available Jan 1st. References Required. Please call John 613-253-7068 Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Carleton Place- 3 bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, garage, all inclusive, available immediately. 613-492-0880.

Downtown living at small town prices! Beautiful 1 & 2 bedroom condos for rent immediately in Almonte and Carleton Place. Appliances and parking included. Hurry these wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last! 613-256-4309 Downtown Perth- Large sunny 2 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Water included. Quiet building. Non-smoking. $715/mth. Available Dec. 1. 613-264-0464. Duplex: Quiet location, Crosby-Elgin area. Large 4 bdrm $900+ month. Lawn/snow removal incl. First/last + references, non-smoker. 613-359-1165/ after 7pm. Kemptville- 2+1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms home on 19 acre estate with 2 car garage and horse stables. Rental with stables, $2000/month or home only $1400/month. Contact Steve 613-692-1114 or Kemptville, 3 bedroom apt., minutes to University of Guelph Campus, $925/month plus heat and hydro. Available immediately. 613-868-9412 or Kemptville 3 bedroom home, walk to schools and shopping, $1150 per month + utilities (no pets). Private yard, parking 2 cars. Gary Durie 613-258-1990. Kemptville, Rideau River waterfront. 3 bedroom lower duplex. Hardwood. 5 appliances. Large sunporch. 3-season rec room. $1,295/mth all inclusive. Immediate. First/last. 613-852-0118. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010. Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place. Really nicely renovated. Private entrance on second floor. 2 bedrooms. Full size bathroom. Nice open concept, kitchen/living room. Fridge. Stove. Parking. Deck. $795 + hydro, high eff. gas. Clean. Quiet. Responsible tennant only. No smoking. No pets. December 15/January 1. 613-492-0515. Lower duplex for rent. 1200 square foot 3 bedroom. 2 parking spaces, 4 appliances. $1025/month. Heat and hydro extra. January 1st. 613-858-9755. Luxury living at itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best, Sensational Smiths Falls, for November 1. Newly appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Florida room, on the 2nd floor in a secure building, overlooking the Rideau Heritage waterway. Included in the apartment are a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, parking for 1 car off the street. For an appointment to view the apartment please call 613-283-5957. Merrickville, 1 bedroom apartment, brand new construction, available January 1. $850/month utilities included. 613-889-3017. Newly renovated, 1 or 2 bedroom apartment for rent. Carleton Place. $1,000 everything included. No pets, no smoking. Available immediately. 613-253-8633 or 613-621-2299.

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. Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, second floor, $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5. Perth- 2 bedroom 3rd floor, $755/mth. Available February 1. 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. $695/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit â&#x20AC;&#x153;55 years and overâ&#x20AC;?. Available immediately. Units are 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. Infloor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,000/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or Perth- Newly renovated, 4 bedroom farmhouse with acreage, 5 mins. from town, available immediately, $1450/month. 613-264-8143. Perth/Carleton Place. Newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Tennyson Rd., border of Carleton Place and Perth. $1,500/month plus utilities. 613-267-5746. Room for Rent in Carleton Place, newly renovated $535 a month- all bills and laundry included. Available now. Call 613-795-6233. Sharbot Lake Apartments available in adult orientated building. Non-smoking. Call 613-253-6069. Small 2 bedroom house, renovated, Smiths Falls, country setting. 613-283-3075. Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $675 hydro/heat included. First and last required, parking $25 extra. (819)290-4765. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apt. for rent. Heat and hydro included. $750 per month. Available December 1. 613-283-6811. Smiths Falls 2 bedroom apartment, available December 1st. Utilities included, shared laundry, no pets, no smoking, references. 613-283-2735. Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls. 3 bedroom (2 + loft) condo/townhouse, new laminate floors, quiet building, front patio area, easy walk to Food Basics, Zellers (Target), SFDCI and Chimo. $850 plus utilities, Jan 1st (or mid-Dec.). 613-859-3322 . Smiths Falls, bachelor, $525 hydro/heat included. First and last required, parking $25 extra. (819)290-4765. 1 bedroom apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398.

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1991 Polaris Indy 650. New track plastic skis and carbides, hand warmers and vision. Original, dependable sled, excellent condition. Mileage 3,700 Asking $1,650. 613-272-2053.

16% 200 lb Protein licks $110. Grober VG Milk Replacer $65/25kg, firstStart 20-20 milk Replacer $63/20 kg. Thomas Ferguson 613-913-3274.


For Sale 2002 Sebring LX, 236,662km, as is, $1500 o.b.o. with auto start. Call (613)284-2440


Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth

Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. Smiths Falls- Spacious 1 bedroom duplex, 1.5 baths, washer/dryer. Close to all amenities, only 45 min. to Ottawa. Avail. December 1. $650 plus utilities, first/last required. Call (780) 332-4880 South Mountain, large 1+ bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, includes fridge, stove, heat, hydro and satellite. $850/month. Non-smoker. No pets please. References required. Contact 613-989-2107. Very quiet well maintained 2 bedroom apartment condominium in Carleton Place. Open concept living, dining, galley kitchen & full bathroom. In unit laundry room. Fully secure building with intercom access. Seniors only, no pets. Available November 1st, 2012. New carpet and vinyl flooring, fridge, stove, dishwasher included, 1 parking spot included. First and last months rent required. Minimum 1 year lease. $1000 per month. 613-218-5934 for appointment. William St E., Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, well maintained, parking, utilities extra. Available December 1. $700/month. 613-283-1697. EMC Classifieds


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Ernie Peters, Formerly of Lot #212, Rob Glen Estates, 26 Salmon Side Road. RE: Unit located on Lot #212, 26 Salmon Side Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario. LTB File No. EAL-26397-12. Take notice that Sukhjit Singh and Sarjit Singh, formerly your Landlords at Lot # 212, 26 Salmon Side Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario (Rob Glen Estates) will dispose of the Mobile Home at that site beginning 60 days from the Publication of this notice in the Smiths Falls Record News and You have been also notified by Registered Mail at your last known address of their intention to do so. This notice is given Pursuant to Subsection 162(2) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006. NOTICE TO CREDITORS ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of DONALD VINCENT RIGG, late of 30 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 1T7 (in the County of Lanark), who died on or about the 28th day of October, 2012, must be filed with the hereinafter stated Solicitor for the undersigned personal representative on or before the 7th day of January, 2013; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate, having regard only to claims then filed. DATED at Smiths Falls, Ontario, this 13th day of November, 2012. RUTHIE LYNN MAYHEW, Estate Trustee Without a Will (Administratrix) Gregory W. Fournier, Solicitor 35 Daniel St. BOX 752 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4W6 Her Solicitor herein

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Quali¿cations: Reporting to the Public Works Manager, the successful applicant will: have knowledge of operation of an outdoor recreation facility which includes a rink surface and a heated change house; be familiar with the manual Àooding of the rink as well as surface maintenance using shovels and snow blowers; have a basic knowledge of building maintenance; supervise the rink on Friday Nights, Saturdays and Sundays. On weekdays the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring a smooth transition between skating and hockey activities as dictated by a pre-set schedule. Hours of work will be dictated by weather conditions. The range of compensation is $12.44 –$14.03 per hour. Employment is for the period of December 1, 2012 to April 2013 only. For more information, contact Dave Powers, Manager, Public Works, at 613-269-4791, ext 236. To apply for Outdoor Rink Operator, submit your resume with references by 12:00 noon, Friday, Dec 5, 2012. The successful candidate will be required to have a current security check through the Ontario Provincial Police. The envelope should clearly indicate “Outdoor Rink Operator”, and should be addressed: Attn: Dave Powers, Manager, Public Works Village of Merrickville-Wolford P.O. Box 340, 317 Brock Street West Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and will be used solely for the purpose expressed above. The Corporation of the Village of MerrickvilleWolford is an equal opportunity employer. We thank you in advance for your interest in the municipality.


Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) est à la recherche de personnes intéressées à se joindre à son équipe pour poursuivre avec passion une vision commune, axée sur la collaboration et sur l'innovation en éducation. INFORMATICIENNE OU INFORMATICIEN SERVICE DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION Dossier 48/12-13 1 poste régulier à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) pour les régions de Kingston, Trenton, Brockville et Merrickville

Dossier 50/12-13 1 poste à terme à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) prévu du 14 janvier 2013 au 10 janvier 2014 inclusivement Avec près de 21 000 élèves fréquentant 39 écoles élémentaires, 10 écoles secondaires et son école pour adultes, le CECCE est le plus important réseau d'écoles de langue française à l'extérieur du Québec. Son territoire de plus de 35 000 km2 dans le Centre-Est de l’Ontario s'étend de Cumberland à Pembroke, jusqu’à Trenton. Pour obtenir tous les détails relatifs aux postes susmentionnés, veuillez consulter le site Web du CECCE au Il est également possible d'obtenir une copie des offres d'emploi à la réception du Centre éducatif du CECCE, 4000, rue Labelle à Ottawa, entre 8 h et 17 h. Direction des ressources humaines 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario) K1J 1A1 Téléphone : 613 744-2555 ou sans frais 1 888 230-5131 Téléc. : 613 746-3165 Courriel : En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de l'Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de préférer, en matière d'emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains.

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Karhu Fine Cabinetry and Millwork Manufacturer of High Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Mail, fax or email Resume to: 45 Bates Drive, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J8 Fax 613-257-3054 Email:

We are seeking a Coordinator for our Day Hospice Program located in McMarƟn House in Perth. This is a part-Ɵme posiƟon – 22 hours a week paid at $20.00 an hour. The Coordinator works at the Day Hospice on Mondays from 9 AM unƟl 3 PM. The remaining hours are used for fulĮlling responsibiliƟes listed below. The Coordinator will be required to have or to obtain PalliaƟve Care Level 1 cerƟĮcaƟon. ResponsibiliƟes of this posiƟon include: • Planning, organizing and developing Day Hospice program; • RecruiƟng and assessing potenƟal clients for admission to Day Hospice; • Supervising and recruiƟng volunteers; • Maintaining hospice staƟsƟcs and Policy and Procedure Manual; • Public relaƟons and fund-raising acƟviƟes; • AƩending monthly board meeƟngs QualiĮcaƟons required include: • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of PalliaƟve Care; • Self-directed individual able to work with minimal supervision; • Strong organizaƟonal, communicaƟon and interpersonal skills; • Knowledge of local community resources; • Previous experience in a related Įeld If you are interested in and qualiĮed for this posiƟon please direct your resume to dignityhouseperth@ and include “Resume” in subject line before December 6, 2012. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Dignity House of Perth Hospice is a registered charitable organizaƟon.

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TRAVAILLEUSE SOCIALE OU TRAVAILLEUR SOCIAL SERVICE DU SOUTIEN À L’APPRENTISSAGE Dossier 49/12-13 1 poste à terme à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) prévu du 7 janvier 2013 au 20 décembre 2013 inclusivement

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Starting Feb 2013 General Farm Worker required on local grain farm. Heavy lifting involved and ability to work at heights. $12.50/hour for 40hr week. Must be flexible as evenings and week-ends may be needed. Please send resume to Ann James, RR#1, Balderson, ON., K0G-1A0.

If you are interested in working in a friendly cooperative environment and are seeking a permanent full time position, Karhu has two positions available. Experienced Kitchen Installer Experienced Cabinet Maker


The Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford is seeking an individual to operate an outdoor rink in the Village of Merrickville and the hamlet of Eastons Corners for the 2012 – 2013 winter season.



Monkman Forming Ltd requires experienced concrete workers for floors and walls. Send resume to: or contact Eric 613-223-8489.



Smiths Falls. Large modern 2 bedroom apartment with laundry room, newly renovated. Parking, yard, available in December. No smoking. No pets. Ideal for mature couple. $725/month plus hydro. 613-283-5149.

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


Residential Foundation Company looking for form setters, labourers as well as experienced boom truck, concrete pump, and stone slinger operators. Valid DZ and clean drivers abstract a must. Competitive wage based on experience with benefits. Please fax resume to 613-256-3008 or email to


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

Qualified carpenter needed. Full time. Valid driver’s license. Please forward resume to: or fax: 613-273-9078 attn: office manager.


Smiths Falls freshly renovated, heated, upper 2 bedroom. Large deck, yard and parking. $975/month. Available immediately. Call 613-283-5718.

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

Part-Time Bar Steward. Must be available to work flexible hours. Experience preferred. Serving of alcohol and associated duties. Smart Serve is mandatory. Please submit resume no later than Friday, November 30, 2012 to Bar Officer, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, P.O. Box 248 177 George Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P4.

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(6 Month Contract January to July 2013) Hands Fireworks Inc. requires Production Line Assembly Operators for its Family Fireworks assembly line at its Toledo facility. These operators will be required from January to July 2013. Job Duties: * Building pre-formed Family firework boxes and picking and packing of various products * Palletizing and wrapping finished products * The use of a pump cart to move skids throughout production line and onto trailers for transport * Lift and move boxes / products / items up to 30lbs * Various job tasks needed to operate a safe and secure production line assembly process Qualifications: *the ideal candidate will be a hardworking, punctual and responsible individual willing to follow direction (Safety regulations, standard work) and be comfortable working in a team environment. Pay Rate: *$10.75/hour for a 40 hour week, Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (some overtime and weekend shifts may be required). Interested candidates should contact: Tom Hamilton 3322 Hands Road RR#4 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Email:


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Busy Handyman Service looking for full and part time help with fall clean-up and snow removal. Call 613-267-5460.


Smiths Falls- Bright, spacious newly renovated 2 bdrm upstairs apt in clean, quiet 4-unit building. Walking distance to Independent Grocers. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, balcony. Mature tenant(s). No pets; Nosmoking. $660/mo plus util. Parking incl. Avail. Dec. 1st. Call 613-283-1272.



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

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Located in Renfrew County, in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Scapa North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renfrew site offers access to 900 pristine lakes and 4 major rivers admist breathtaking wilderness. With the major urban destination of Ottawa less than one hour away, a career at Scapa Renfrew allows one the unique ability to blend rural and urban living, all the while enjoying a progressive career with a global manufacturing company. The Development Engineer will be engaged in key projects and initiatives to improve processes and reduce manufacturing costs. Using your strong analytical skills, you will perform production inefďŹ ciency analysis and develop recommendations for improvement. Additionally, you will contribute to cost out exercises, aid the manufacturing ďŹ&#x201A;oor in addressing formulation errors and research and present new product development formulations. The successful candidate will bring a degree in Chemical Engineering with a mandatory minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience. Applicants without Development Engineering experience in an industrial (vs. academic) setting will not be considered. It is imperative that the candidate has excellent computer skills as it relates to word processing and database construction, with SAP experience being considered an asset. Other assets would include experience with chemical formulations relative to adhesive manufacturing as well as calendar coating and mechanical converting knowledge. Scapa North America offers a competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts package.

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Saturday December 1, 2012 - Consignment Auction. Auction starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am) . 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, snowblower, gas lawn mowers, chainsaws, collectibles, crystal, golfing collectibles, household & more. Expect surprises! Saturday December 8, 2012 - Consignment Auction at our Hall. 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Auction Starts 10 am (Preview from 9 am). Household, Tools, Collectibles, Furniture, Antiques & More! Sunday December 9, 2012 - CP Cinemas Liquidation Auction. On Site, 17 Albert Street, Carleton Place. Auction Starts 10 am (Preview from 9am). NOTICE EARLY TIME! 12 x 18 Theatre Screen, Century 35 mm Projector with 3 platters, Century 35 mm Projector with 2 platters, 2 Sharp Cash Registers working with keys, 67 Original Theatre Seats, Commercial Pop Corn Machine, Second Commercial Pop Corn Machine - Parts, 70 Quality Fold out Chairs, #18 of 70 Princess Theatre Prints, Betty Boop Prints, Spiderman Film Cell Framed, New Stock Seat Backs, New Seat Upholstery, new stock seat backs, fax machines, Canon Fax Machine, new lighting in boxes, Street Light Style Lamps Post new in box, Samson sound mixing board, 2 Sharp Cash Registers working with keys, 70 quality fold out chairs, Samsung PA system wireless hand held mic set, commercial stainless steel water fountain, 3 commercial natural gas hot water tanks, large selection of theatre new stock items to be sold in bulk, Nex ride mobility scooter, battery operated scooter as new, wall display boards, Lighted Neon Advertising Signs with extra letters, Canteen Display Board, display racks, 12 Unit Steel Locker, Safe, Tools, ladders, Black Bar Fridge, Apartment Size Chest Freezer, Working Organ, Glass Top Display Case, Assorted Canteen Shelving & Display, Prints. BOOK YOUR AUCTION WITH US! We conduct Indoor Consignment Auctions Year round at our Indoor Heated Auction Hall & 6 Acre Facility. Shop Local - Pop into our Sales Building to Buy your next Brand New Mattress Set today - We have 250 New Beds in Stock - Lowest Prices Around. 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls - We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances!!!

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OTF grant allows Victim Services to embark on new youth program By RYLAND COYNE

EMC News – Call it a youth movement within a respected community service agency. Thanks to a $58,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville has embarked on a new program to get young people involved. The funding was celebrated during a brief ceremony recently in the front lobby at Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) in Brockville. “We’re very pleased with the Trillium grant,” said Sonya Jodoin, executive director of the seven-year-old organization. “This gives us an amazing ability to add on to our services and get the youth involved.” The youth program started Oct. 1, 2012 and has already shown signs of success, Jodoin said. “I think we’re up to 11 volunteers right now,” reported

youth leader Amber MacDonald, noting more are always welcome to join in to perform a wide variety of tasks. All area schools, she adds, are providing the organization with referrals allowing it to grow the number of participants. “We want to be inclusive so we don’t want to turn anybody away,” added fundraising coordinator Sarah Elliott. According to a press release, youth volunteers with the program will be screened and, once trained, will serve as ambassadors for Victim Services within their school and communities. All volunteers will have the opportunity to actively assist in fundraising and public awareness events. The opportunities will not only help students to become more engaged in their community and gain important transferable job skills, it will contribute to their 40 hours of volunteer service required to

graduate. Jodoin says it’s important to give young people an avenue by which they can become more involved in their community. “Up until this time, the only way to volunteer for victim services you had to be an adult because of the nature of the stuff we respond to,” she said. “We ¿gured it would be an amazing opportunity to create a youth version of victim services for the kids to allow them to get their community service hours and make those positive connections with different members of their community.” This program, which has been years in the planning, is two-pronged, Jodoin explained. In order to get youth involved, Victim Services created a fundraising program which would give them events to attend. “So we combined the two… and we’ve got it all

mapped out and it’s been wonderfully successful. And we’re really thrilled to get the kids involved.” Events students could be involved in range from selling cookbooks at craft fairs to lighting candles at the upcoming vigil Dec. 6, held in memory of those killed in the Montreal massacre. “It’s a very broad range of things the kids could potentially become involved in if they want. They’ve already served at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. They did a fabulous job, we were thrilled with how well they did,” Jodoin said. For those who may want to get involved but not directly in fundraising or public events, Elliott says there are other ways to participate. “We always need posters done up and we need help with the advertising,” she said. “So if we ever have any artistic students who are re-

ally, really shy and don’t want to go out, they design some of our posters for us.” With a youth leader on board and volunteers ready to assist, Jodoin says she has no doubt the new program will be sustainable. “We have enough staff and volunteers to help keep it running once it’s going and once it’s established,” she said. “And we have a lot of adult volunteers who currently volunteer with us that have offered to assist with this as well.” Busy Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville is now into its eighth year. With seven fulltime staff and two after-hours contract employees, the organization is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Adult volunteers are called on to deal with a wide range of issues including house ¿res, motor vehicle acci-

dents, attending with police for sudden death noti¿cations, domestic disputes, sexual assaults, home invasion, elder abuse, even human traf¿cking. “We have had a case in the area,” Jodoin said. “We’re kind of like the bridge between emergency services and community and social services,” Jodoin said. “So the emergency services gets involved, we take the folks that are the victims or witnesses, and help them (support services) stabilize things.” Betsy Heately of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the provincial government that allocates $120 million across the province to organizations primarily in arts and culture, social services, sports and recreation, and the environment, said she was impressed by the unique nature of this program.

Presentation gives members new ideas for their gardens The Bloomin’ News By PENNY HARDING

and had the area which was naturally wet scraped by an excavator to a depth of two feet. This area was then ¿lled in with 60 per cent peat moss and 40 per cent sand to create an acid rich spot in which to put seeds, cuttings and clumps divided from existing plants. The planting began with a wide variety of species such as Labrador Tea, Pitcher Plant, Cinnamon Fern, Sheep Laurel, Jack in the Pulpit, Showy Lady Slipper, Small Yellow Lady Slipper and many more. The slides of these now established plantings were stunning. There were many ohs and ahs from the appreciative members.

Faced with the problem of a mound of soil that had been scraped off to form the bog, Dorothy and Grant decided to create something of beauty from the aftermath of a disaster. A tornado wind had felled many trees in an area on their property. As they removed the debris of trees and stumps they discovered interesting rocks and rock plants and decided to create THE ROCK GARDEN. They chose rocks from elsewhere on the property placing like types of rock in layers and using the mound of earth now moved to the disaster site as a base. A mix of 1/3 pea gravel, 1/3 sandy loam and 1/3 organic compost was

tamped into the cracks and areas around the rocks. The garden was now planted with things like Wood Lily, Sharp Lobed Hepatica, Dutchman’s Britches, Wild Columbine, Blue Eyed Grass, Blood Root and Hairy Beard Tongue and many more indigenous species. Grant stressed the use of

ground covers as a way of unifying the design and reducing garden maintenance. He used plants such as Twin Flower, Partridge Berry, Wintergreen, Bear Berry and the most unusual Walking Fern that starts in one crevice and then sends feelers to another spot on the rock to start a new plant. The key to creating these

gardens was Planning, Planning and more Planning! What a special sight they are! You can ¿nd out more about Dorothy and Grant’s Connaught Nursery at www. Information about the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society can be found at


EMC Events - Above, Almonte high school student council members Allison Toshack, Emily Kadoke-Scantlebury, Sophie Gervais, Matthew Moore and Tommy Moore hold up some star cupcakes at their bake table during the Constellation of Stars Champions for Kids Christmas Musical on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Almonte District High School. Left, the Naismith Public School band performs at the show. THE EMC - 58 - Thursday, November 29, 2012


EMC Lifestyle - When you have been a member of The Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society for many years you begin to believe that you have heard lectures about every type of plant and bush possible to include in your garden. Wrong! At our November meeting we were made aware of a whole array of native plants and shrubs that we normally associate with the wild unkept parts of the landscape but which can be incorporated into our personal garden areas. Grant and Dorothy Dobson presented an illustrated program called THE TALE OF TWO GARDENS. A few years ago they decided to create a BOG GARDEN on their property. They chose a site


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Smiths Falls keeps Santa Claus moving during busy week

Photos by STACEY ROY

EMC News - The Christmas season came to Smiths Falls Sunday afternoon (Nov. 25) when the annual Santa Claus Parade rolled down Beckwith Street to the delight of children. The parade featured a number of bands, cheerleaders, floats and animals. And, the man of the season, Santa Claus himself!

Horse riders from Little Rock Farms near Port Elmsley rode through the Tim Hortons drive-thru after the parade to warm up.

Even Sparky the safety dog came out to wish Smiths Falls a Merry Christmas!

Lombardy Public School Glee Club members Jenna-Leigh Napier, Danika Dalgleish, Steffanie Blair, Samantha Harrison, Katie Pratt, get into the Christmas spirit, with an action-filled delivery of some holiday favourite songs.

Guinevere, King Arthur’s wife, left, shares in some gossip with her lady in waiting.


THE EMC - 59 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

EMC Events – Santa Claus had quite the entertainment prelude to welcome him to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls on Thursday, Nov. 22. The jolly old elf’s arrival was preceded by a sneak peek of the Smiths Falls Station Theatre troupe’s upcoming production of Camelot: The Panto, as well as a selection of favourite holiday hymns and carols, as sung by the talented members of the Lombardy Public School Glee Club. Photos and Text by DESMOND DEVOY


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Canadians may not be able to help someone suffering from cardiac arrest: poll EMC News - According to recent polling by the Canadian Red Cross, the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a cardiac emergency, but fewer than half say they would be able to do something to help. November is CPR month, an annual cam-

paign to promote the importance of CPR as a lifesaving skill. The Canadian Red Cross urges Canadians to take a course, and know what to do in an emergency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In half a day you can learn the skills necessary to save a life,â&#x20AC;? says Don Marentette, na-

tional manager of Âżrst aid programs with the Canadian Red Cross. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only 15 per cent of Canadians say they are conÂżdent they can help someone suffering from a cardiac emergency, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not enough. Approximately one in 10 deaths in Canada directly results from a heart attack. In

large urban centres, the average ambulance response time is more than eight minutes, but permanent brain damage is likely to occur within four to six minutes after a person stops breathing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing what to do in those critical minutes can save a life,â&#x20AC;? adds Marentette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CPR,

when used with an automated external deÂżbrillator, and started immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chance of surviving a heart attack.â&#x20AC;? A Red Cross CPR course teaches important life-saving skills, including how to recognize signs of breathing and

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Community raises funds for young man to have life-altering surgery EMC Lifestyle - Bedridden for more than seven months, wary of even raising his head for fear of losing consciousness, Charlie Smith is remarkably upbeat. “I’m constantly in a good mood,” says the 22-year old, who lives with his father, Duane, and mother, Christine, north of Brockville near Athens. Laid low by complications of Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) syndrome for nearly a year, Smith would be forgiven a gloomy mood, but instead of succumbing to depression and hopelessness, Smith has remained optimistic throughout a profoundly trying struggle with a disease that has kept him Àat on his back for months. That optimism may well have proved justi¿ed earlier this week, when Smith underwent surgery in Maryland to correct the problem that has bedevilled him and his family for so long. The surgery was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, and the family has not yet returned from the United States. Smith will remain in Maryland for observation and followup for two, perhaps three, more weeks. Updates on Smith’s condition can be found on his very active Facebook site— Fight to be Upright. If, as expected, Smith wins that ¿ght, he will owe tremendous gratitude to not only the specialist who offered he and

his family a solution when so many other doctors failed to even acknowledge the problem, but also to the local community, which so generously donated more than $100,000 to the Smiths so that they could afford to take their son south of the border. “There is no way to describe how grateful I am,” said Charlie last week. “Thank you is not enough.” In little more than a month, people from throughout the region of Prescott, Brockville and Athens have raised a sum that six weeks ago must have seemed to the Smiths a staggering obstacle to Charlie’s successful treatment. It would be beyond the means of most to foot so lofty a medical bill and so it was with the Smiths. “We made a list of things we could sell,” says Christine. The family did, in fact, sell its boat before word spread through local media of the family’s predicament and fundraising began in earnest. Schools, clubs, businesses, community organizations and individuals all gave what they could, and last week, Charlie announced on his Facebook page that the $100,000 goal had been reached. “It’s overwhelming,” says Christine. “It leaves you speechless.” The money raised will cover the costs of an operation called craniocervical fusion— a tricky and delicate, though

well-established, surgery that can end Charlie’s plight but is neither offered in Canada for EDS patients nor covered by OHIP through its Out of Country Coverage program. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a genetic disorder that impairs the body’s production of collagen, a vital constituent of the connective tissue that

“There is no way to describe how grateful I am. Thank you is not enough.” CHARLIE SMITH

binds together skin, bone and blood vessels throughout the body. In EDS patients, this tissue is too weak to suf¿ciently support the musculoskeletal system. The disorder manifests differently from patient to patient and there are several different subtypes of the condition that further contribute to the disease’s heterogeneity, making one’s experience with EhlersDanlos remarkably individual. Some people are severely disabled by it while others experience such mild symptoms they never even seek diagnosis, let alone treatment. The particular form of EDS that afÀicts Charlie Smith— the hypermobility subtype—is the most common, and while not life-threatening in itself, at its most severe, it can give rise to grave complications.

Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW celebrates 50 years EMC Religion - The 50th anniversary celebrations of Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW continued on at St. John’s United Church, Kemptville on Monday Sept. 10 where 64 women enjoyed the coffee, fellowship and checking out the new books until the meeting started. President Janice Reynolds opened with a welcome and prayer. The hymns sang were “God our Source of Strength” and “Walk With Me” and from Ann Wiens book of prayer “Feeding My Sheep”. Welcome from Leita Foster UCW President at St. John’s and Reverend Lynda Harrison gave a warm welcome and a prayer for the day. Worship and enrichment time was shared by the Seaway UCW women who had

attended the 50th celebration in Ancaster in July. A “Tapestry of Love” has been woven by the women in all the church communities over the past 50 years. They spoke of the changes over the years and the changes yet to come. We are called to change and continue to support our churches and the M & S fund. Scripture from Luke 5, verses 17-33 and 35- 38, followed by the Tapestry of Love theme song and My Love Colors Outside The Lines. Thanks be to God for leading us now and in the future. A short review of summer event was given by Clara Edmundson a ¿rst time attendee. The event was held at Dorval on July 14 and 15. We were pleased to have Fran Olsen as theme speaker. A smaller

group attended but the fellowship and laughter was large. The next meeting was held at Algonquin United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Fellowship at 10 a.m. Enrichment Time “Our Kenyon Kids” with Cathy Kelso. Region 1 & 2 Fall Rally was held at Shalom House in Alexandria on Oct. 23 with Rev Phyliss Dietich as guest speaker. Region 3 & 4 Fall Rally was held at Morewood in the RA Center, 10 a.m. with the theme Yoga and Laughter and a pot luck lunch. President Janice gave the curtsies for the day and closed with UCW 50th Anniversary song to the (tune of Clementine) and UCW Forever to the tune of (Mine Eyes have Seen the Glory).

Health Unit promotes early brain development EMC News - When it comes to brain development, parents of young children sometimes have questions. How can I help my three-year old cope with emotions? How can I help my baby’s brain to develop well? Should my baby watch the so-called “brain development” videos? The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit endorses’ this provincial campaign to help parents support their young child’s brain development. The central element of the campaign is a new website: The website gives future parents and parents of children aged zero to three answers to their questions on brain development. It offers inexpensive, practical suggestions through short videos on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline and stress. The videos show real-life situations that were ¿lmed with families from Ontario. Experts offer simple advice for parents, based on proven practices. The website also contains links to useful re-

Charlie has had EDS since birth and for most of his 22 years has done well managing the attendant pain and frequent joint dislocations caused by the weak connective tissues holding his bones in place. That changed about a year ago. His condition became critical with the appearance in

sources. The videos’ key messages remind parents that all of the little things they do every day with their baby impacts their development. To ¿nd out more about early brain development, visit: www. HealthyBabyHealthyBrain. ca. You can also get more information by visiting http:// or calling the Health ACTION Line at 1-800-6605853.

December of severe neurological symptoms caused by craniocervical instability, a not uncommon complication of hypermobile EDS, which was only recently found to be related in some patients to a condition called Chiari malformation. When Charlie sits up, a small part of his brain herniates through an opening at the base of the skull and exudes into the spinal column. This is what is causing the neurological symptoms. “He was doing really well up until December,” says Christine. Over the next ¿ve months, Charlie would struggle with frequent blackouts—up to 40 per day—and convulsions so violent they would force his limbs, already inclined to dislocation, out of their sock-

ets. Adding to the distress of the condition itself was the uninformed, at best, and, at worst, derisive treatment the family received from the doctors from whom they sought desperately-needed help. Charlie’s condition teased him a couple of times with signs of improvement, but in April of this year, his neurological problems worsened precipitously. “I had a few good weeks then it was all downhill again,” he says. “And I haven’t walked since.” Forced to conclude that nothing could be done for Charlie at home, the Smiths decided to look for answers in the United States. In June, they travelled to Maryland, an eight hour trip that Charlie had to undertake supine in the back of a van. There they were delivered, as if by an act of providence, into the hands of a kindly and commanding neurologist with a particular interest in EhlersDanlos syndrome and every con¿dence that Charlie’s nightmare would end. “He’s my guardian angel,” says Charlie. A return trip to Maryland in September would further elaborate on the EDS diagnosis and make clear what needed to be done to return Charlie to his former life. The American neurologist has done more than 200 craniocervical fusion operations in people with Ehlers-Danlos

and has perfected an approach that minimizes the risk in this special type of patient. During the ¿ve-hour procedure, Charlie’s head and neck will be repositioned and stabilized using metal rods and screws, which will eliminate the blackouts and return him to an upright life. The family learned that a young woman in Brampton, presenting with symptoms remarkably like the ones afÀicting Charlie, recently underwent the operation and within 10 days was back on her feet. The craniocervical operation is performed several dozen times a year in Ontario, which is why OHIP refused to cover Charlie’s treatment in Maryland, but the operation is not performed on patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The operation has several different indications and Canadian surgeons will perform the operation in those cases, but the Smiths were unable to ¿nd a neurosurgeon in Ontario willing to deal with an EDS case. Still, though, OHIP refuses to cover the costs, and the Smiths think it unlikely the government’s mind can be changed. No matter. With the public behind him, Charlie and his family have overcome all that stood in the way of his recovery. “When the doctors let me down, the community stepped up,” says Charlie.

The Tabitha Foundation is a benevolent trust, founded in 1994 to support aid efforts begun and organized by Janne Ritskes. Our field activities are centered in Cambodia, whose people were decimated by a regime which promoted enforced starvation, mass executions, slave labour and wholesale dislocation to such a degree that the social, moral and economic fibre of the country was left in tatters. The integrated development initiatives include work in health care, education, sanitation (water, sewage), housing, small business and co-operatives. These efforts enable the poorest of the poor to improve their health status, rebuild shanties into homes, have their own toilets, clean water, and drainage systems, reconstruct roads, develop their own small businesses or become workers in cottage industry programs and learn to work together as a community. The people of Cambodia have endured severe poverty for the past 30 years— since the Pol Pot era. In that era everything was destroyed: family, social structure, infrastructure, spirituality. The resulting trauma of that period has left the people with a feeling of hopelessness and futility. Cambodians believe they are to blame for their situation—that somehow they deserve their lot. Tabitha-Cambodia works with the poorest members of the community, encouraging them to save and work their way out of poverty. Many poor Cambodian families have no house and virtually no possessions. Despite this, most generate a meager weekly income. Tabitha helps these families to develop a vision of a better life and encourages them to join the Savings Program. Tabitha’s Savings Program recognizes the inherent desire of people to take control of their own lives, allowing them to decide on their own needs and assisting them in achieving their goals. Joining the savings program is a giant step towards rebuilding trust; Tabitha recognizes and rewards that trust in the form of payment of 10 percent interest on their savings. Tabitha places no stress or risk on a family by accepting any amount, no matter how small, allowing even the poorest to participate in the program. Please visit the Tabitha Bazaar on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at Wool-Tyme, 190 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Survey shows Canadian homeowners fall out of love with their homes EMC Business - Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all heard of people getting the â&#x20AC;&#x153;seven year itchâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to a monogamous relationship, but a new study commissioned by the ComFree network, the largest commission free real estate network in Canada, reveals that we may have a wandering eye when it comes to our homes as well. In fact, one in four (28 per cent) homeowners report getting the urge to move about every Âżve years. Another 14 per cent get that itch at least once a year and Âżve per cent say the urge to move strikes them as often as every week. More than two thirds (69 per cent) of Canadians believe that a home says a lot about a person and must reĂ&#x20AC;ect their personal style and image. Women were more likely to hold this true than men (74 per cent versus 65 per cent); but the home isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always where the heart is. Three in 10 Canadians (29 per cent) say a home is just something that provides them with shelter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadians are in a love triangle,â&#x20AC;? said real estate expert Martin Rygiel, real estate expert and manager the ComFree network. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should be in love with our home, given the magnitude of the expense and how much time we spend there. Yet many homeowners seem to have a timeline on the relationship with their homes and begin to notice the chips in the paint or the fact that the up-and-coming neighbourhood actually means a lack of services. But while the process of buying and selling oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home may be more reminiscent of a love story, an important Âżnancial decision such as this should not be taken lightly.â&#x20AC;? Our reasons for moving on While homeowners overwhelmingly said that merely wanting a change (50 per cent) was enough to facilitate a move in the past, there are a number of other reasons that are prompting postal code changes: â&#x20AC;˘ Family size increase (marriage, kids etc.) - 42 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Job relocation - 37 per cent, but much higher in Alberta - 53 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Family size decrease (divorce, death, empty nest etc.) - 20 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Retirement - 18 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Came into more money 14 per cent

â&#x20AC;˘ Home was in need of renovations - 14 per cent Nearly a third of Canadian homeowners (35 per cent) said that they love their neighbourhood, but wish they could change their house. This is particularly apparent for Âżrst time homebuyers (39 per cent). And a similar percentage of the population (33 per cent) said they wish they could change their house, but they love their neighbours. While some homeowners will update their homes regularly, for those who do not want to invest the time, energy and money into renovations, moving may be the better option. Canadians who are unsure as to whether or not they are ready for a move, can take a short quiz to help guide their decision. And for those who have already made the decision to move, a step-by-step checklist is available, outlining important timelines and reminders to make the process seamless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saved over $20,000 by selling commission free,â&#x20AC;? said Satu Repo-Hendsbee from London, who sold her house through Commonsense Network brokerage, part of the ComFree family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This did not mean doing it alone - they were with me every step of the way, from marketing my home with the use of great photos to advising me on the closing documents. The free legal advice was an outstanding feature of the service.â&#x20AC;? The ComFree network works with Canadians wishing to sell their home and empowers them to sell without paying huge commission. When selling through the ComFree network, the seller controls every aspect of the process, can easily communicate with interested buyers, which saves time and realizes great savings in commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeowners acting on their urge to move every Âżve years could be getting themselves into turbulent waters Âżnancially, if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not careful,â&#x20AC;? said Rygiel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over a span of 60 years, moving every Âżve years would equate to as much as $180,000 in money spent on commissions. Savvy Canadians have recognized that a commission free alternative can be like a personal Âżnance life raft.â&#x20AC;?

enhanced partnerships and connections to increase crosssector coordination,â&#x20AC;? says Jacqueline Redmond, CEO of the South East CCAC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strong partnerships and a team approach with mental health leaders, mental health workers and district school board staff, as well as strong care connections between nurse leaders and district school boards, and community health and addiction providers are key. The new program has been designed based on evidence as well as existing successful programs and roles that

are already in place in many CCACs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While this program is new, CCACs have always provided community health care services for people of all ages, including infants, children and youth,â&#x20AC;? said Redmond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many children receive care at school through the CCACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School Health Support Services program. We can also provide information about, and referral to, other community services for children and youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The roles and responsibilities of these nurses will

complement, not duplicate existing roles of CCAC case managers, contracted home care service providers or district school board staff. The program builds on the role CCACs currently play in helping people navigate the health care system and connecting them to the services they need based on comprehensive assessment and care planning, while supporting coordinated and integrated care delivery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to working with our partners to improve services to this vulner-

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McGarry family supports Kemptville District Hospital Tree Lighting Members of the North Grenville Concert Choir will get participants into the holiday spirit with some Christmas carols. All are invited to join the KDH Foundation for hot chocolate and apple cider, hotdogs and cookies at the 2012 “Caring Community Tree of Lights” ceremony. A list of all Christmas bulbs purchased and donations received by December 20 will be printed in the Kemptville Advance/EMC the week of December 26. Donations to the Tree of Lights can be made on-line at or by calling Mary Boucher, Development Of¿cer at the KDH Foundation, at (613) 258-6133, ext 157. Thanks to the generosity of McGarry Family Chapel Funeral Homes and the caring North Grenville community, KDH continues to provide the best care close to home.


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NGDHS Grade 7 students thrive at Camp Iawah EMC News – One-hundred and thirty-¿ve North Grenville District High School (NGDHS) Grade 7 students recently attended a two-day leadership opportunity at Camp Iawah in Godfrey, Ontario. The purpose of the trip was two-fold – one for the transition of merging four feeder schools into the new NGDHS and two for allowing all Grade 7 students to participate in team-building activities and making peer connections. “Students had the opportunity to participate in high ropes, canoeing, archery, team-building and rock climbing,” said Heather Oszmian, educational assistant. “It was amazing to see how well the kids worked together to ac-

complish their tasks, and include students with exceptionalities as well. Everyone was made to feel part of the team by their peers.” Oszmian said two students who are visually impaired climbed 30 feet to navigate across an obstacle course of tires. “What a great example of the motto ‘All Means All,’” said Oszmian. “Thanks to our learning resource coach Henriette Prosper for this great opportunity for the kids, and to Principals Steve Sharp and David Morrison for allowing the whole event to take place. It was a truly wonderful experience.” Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.



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HEARING SOLUTIONS CLINIC NOW IN MANOTICK! As the Holiday Season nears, thoughts of the upcoming celebrations emerge. Unfortunately, if you or your loved one suffers some degree of hearing loss, especially if untreated or improperly treated, friend and family gatherings can be thought of with less enthusiasm. Having to repeat and missing the punch lines leave you feeling disconnected. There is still enough time to get you or your loved one hearing better. Consulting the appropriate hearing healthcare provider, in the most independent setting, is crucial. Rosanne McNamee is a Registered Doctor of Audiology and the owner of Hearing Solutions Clinic. Her goal in opening her Ottawa practice was to bring hearing healthcare back to its roots, to offer the kind of care she felt was lacking in the area. Rather than open a clinic as a large retailer or chain, Ms. McNamee instead went for the simple approach: sound customer service provided by authentic hearing professionals, no marketing schemes, no manufacturer limitations. At Hearing Solutions Clinic you are welcomed into a clinic that is proud of its old-fashioned roots where the goal is hearing healthcare, not hearing aid sales. Hearing Solutions Clinic is large enough to offer amazing professional services and products, yet small enough to devote all the time necessary for uncompromised customized care. The Audiologist always takes the time necessary to both answer all your questions and listen to your concerns. You get top quality, integrity, and no shortcuts. Now, over 10 years later, Hearing Solutions Clinic continues to welcome people of all ages to the clinic to help diagnose and rehabilitate hearing deficiencies. In fact, Ms. McNamee’s unique and refreshing approach to hearing healthcare has been so well received that she has opened a second clinic in Manotick for both existing and new patients. “We’re thrilled to reach out to patients living in the southern and rural Ottawa region,” says Ms. McNamee “Our patients continuously tell us they appreciate the time and effort we take, ensuring we meet their hearing needs. Our new clinic is a testament to the loyalty and word-of-mouth referrals we receive that’s passed along from existing to new clients.” Hearing Solutions Clinic is also unique in that Ms. McNamee solely hires professionals that are regulated and hold the highest level of education in the hearing healthcare field. There are no Hearing Instrument Specialists, just devoted Audiologists qualified to service both children and adults, whether they are private pay or third party supported (WSIB, DVA, ACSD, etc). There is also the luxury of being in an independent clinic where you are able to choose from an unlimited range of the most recent products. This guarantees a hearing solution that is unique to you, your lifestyle and your hearing needs. “It would not be in my patient’s best interest for the clinic to be manufacturer owned, only carry its exclusive brand, offer only a few favored manufacturers or only sell older technology at discounted prices like many larger centres do. To find the right solution, flexibility and selection is paramount,’’ explains Ms. McNamee. By remaining independent, private, as well as locally owned and operated, Hearing Solutions Clinic has no manufacturer limitations. It also has very competitive prices because it has a smaller overhead and no investors to please. If you believe in your right to the best, fullest and most customized service available, book your consultation with one of our Audiologists at Hearing Solutions Clinic, conveniently located at 1915 Baseline Rd in Ottawa and 5528 Ann St in Manotick. Parking is free! Home visits optional.

Call 613-288-0295 or 613-692-7375 to book your consultation and hear well for the Holidays! THE EMC - K11 - Thursday, November 29, 2012


EMC News - The Christmas spirit is alive and well in North Grenville. Every year at Christmas time, individuals, families and businesses in our community help the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Foundation light up a “Caring Community Tree of Lights”. The giant Christmas tree glows with white and red lights sponsored by members of the community – blue bulbs can be purchased in memory of a loved one, or white bulbs in honour of someone with special meaning in the donor’s life. Three bulbs can be purchased for $50. This year the KDH Foundation is pleased to announce that McGarry Family Chapel Funeral Homes will be donating $5 for each light purchased. The lights will be turned on at a special ceremony in the Hospital Courtyard on Sunday, Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m.

Scotiabank, Kemptville Branch, sponsored Beth Donovan Hospice for its 2012 Fall Extravaganza. Tickets sold though the branch were matched resulting in a $5,000 donation to hospice. Funds donated will support the hospice’s grief and bereavement program and volunteer home visiting service. Left to right are: Nancy MillerMcKenzie (Financial Advisor) Scotiabank, Brenda Hill (Branch Manager) Scotiabank and Dawn Rodger (Executive Director) Beth Donovan Hospice, Laura Smith, R.P.N (Volunteer Co-ordinator) Beth Donovan Hospice.


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Photo contest ends with a photo finish! EMC News - After an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the Falling for Kemptville photo contest (we received 157 entries) and a fabulous response to online voting for the People’s Choice Award (we received 402 votes), we now have our winners! But it wasn’t easy… as it took two rounds of voting on the part of our judging panel to decide on the top 15 and yet another round of voting to determine an overall winner by virtue of the fact that the top two choices received the exact same number of votes. So here then (drum roll please) are the Falling for Kemptville photo contest top three winners, as decided by judges Ryland Coyne of the Kemptville Advance EMC, Ross Grieve of Henry’s camera store in Ottawa and on behalf of Kemptville Meadows, design and image consultant Lisa Hampel. As already mentioned, although they ¿nished tied for overall, Janice Benoit of Stittsville with her exceptional photo of a Canada Goose on sunlit waters, edged out 2nd place ¿nisher Betty Stinson of South Mountain, with

her scenic shot of the Rideau. Finishing a close third, was Don Campbell of Manotick with his whimsical fall shot of two scarecrows in a ¿eld of leaves.

“As Ross Grieve, the judge for Henry’s pointed out, there’s clearly an abundance of great photographers in the area. “ GILLES BRISEBOIS

Meanwhile the People’s Choice Award goes to Krista Jenson with the colourful photo one of her chickens on the loose in her back yard. The prize for these winners, are as previously announced: Apple iPad for overall winner Janice Benoit (as provided by the L.A. Group), a $500 Henry’s Gift certi¿cate (also provided by L.A. Group) for runner-up Betty Stinson, a $150 credit for a Henry’s camera store photography course, as provided by Henry’s and a $100 Gift Certi¿cate for Lock 17 for People’s Choice winner

Krista Jenson (as provided by the restaurant). “We’d like to thank everyone in North Grenville and surrounding communities for making this contest such a resounding success,” notes Gilles Brisebois, president of L.A. Group, the builder for Kemptville Meadows that organized the Falling for Kemptville Photo Contest. “As Ross Grieve, the judge for Henry’s pointed out, there’s clearly an abundance of great photographers in the area. In addition to thanking Henry’s and Lock 17 restaurant for their support, I’d like to extend a special thanks to the Kemptville EMC for their amazing support of this contest. If it weren’t for the coverage they provided, we wouldn’t have had nearly as many as participants or photo submissions.” Anyone who hasn’t had a chance to check out the photo contest entries can still do so online by going to the Kemptville Meadows website or by going to the Kemptville Meadows sales of¿ce and model home, where most of the photos are on display.

FIRST PRIZE The first prize in the Falling for Kemptville photo contest was Janice Benoit of Stittsville. See more winners on page K13. R0011780385_1129

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December Dry as Dust ? CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resident climatologist Ian Black called this the â&#x20AC;&#x153;November to rememberâ&#x20AC;?. With good reason. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember a two week stretch in November without rain. This has been not only one of the driest summers on record but fall is turning out to be the same. Not good news for the spring. I have been asked to address a group of enthusiastic gardenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Merrickville this week. What do they want to know about? Drought tolerant planting. Go ďŹ gure. I spoke to this group a year ago last spring. They wanted some advice on planting seeds. They combine their meetings with a luncheon. Remember, I told you that gardening clubs tend to have great food. I accepted. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you the short version of what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be singing for my supper ( lunch ). Drought resistant and drought tolerant sound the same but there is a difference. A drought resistant plant will just shut down and wait for rain. Grasses and ornamental onions are a good example. Grass just goes brown and crunchy and waits. Two or three days of rain and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back. Drought tolerant plants are different. They will abide a few weeks without rain but they are not immune to a lack of water. They just fare better than a lot of other plants. If you want to hedge your bets and plant things that can tolerate a lack of water, there are a few guidelines. First and

foremost, plant native species. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there, done that. Anything native is tough as nails. There is no shortage of information online about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s native to your area. There are also a few categories of plants that do much better with dry conditions. Aromatics like Thyme, lavender, oregano and sage have oils that act much like sunscreen and reduce sun damage. Plants with a waxy stem or foliage like sedum, sempervivum (hens and chicks) or the annual portulaca also do well in dry conditions. The shiny foliage reďŹ&#x201A;ects sunlight and they are masters of moisture retention. Most plants with a silver/gray foliage or hairy leaves also do well in dry conditions. Plants like salvia, artemisia (silver mound) or Lambs ear use the hairy leaves or the light colour to reďŹ&#x201A;ect sunlight. The other category that does well are the plants with small ďŹ ne cut leaves. Things like dianthus, babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath and potentilla can get by with very little water. The term for gardening with little water is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xeriscapingâ&#x20AC;?. I hope we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all become Xeriscapists. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just hope itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an anomaly this year. I need some water in the ponds for my ducks. If you have any gardening questions email us at the link below. info@ďŹ&#x201A;

Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville. Sunday services: 10:00am and 6:30pm. Sunday School during service. Reverend Steven Kohls. Free Methodist. North Grenville Community Church (2659 Concession). 10:30 a.m Sunday Service 613-258-4815. Senior Pastor Reverend Daniel C. Massey. 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. The Anglican Parish of Oxford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A BIG Country 8FMDPNFw t 4U "OESFXT  (BSSFUUPOt4U1FUFST/PSUI "VHVTUBt4U"OOFT0YGPSE Station. The Reverand

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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 613258-3665 Southgate Community Church 1303 French Settlement Rd., Kemptville. 10:00am. Southgatechurch. com Ben Last â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lead Pastor 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 St. James Anglican Church, Clothier Street West. Sunday Service 8:00 am. First and third Sundays. 9:15 every Sunday. Reverend Matt Kydd 613-258-1584. R0011514935_0719


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In downtown Kemptville

A Proud Community Sponsor since 1963 301 Rideau Street, Kemptville, ON



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Come in & taste our Gluten-free samples on Sunday, December 2nd. 15 Reuben Crescent Kemptville


Christmas Artisan Market at the Old Fire Hall Brought to you by the Kemptville Kinsmen Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Serving Businesses & Farms and Individuals


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Fire Barrels with Hot Dogs and Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores Brought to you by the Kemptville Fire Department, with volunteers from the Kemptville Youth Center and Rotary Club

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221 Prescott Street (the old Kemptville Youth Center Building) Meet Santa! ~ 1:00pm to 4:00pm Visit the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shopping Emporium ~ 11:00am to 3:00pm Do a Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craft ~ 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sponsored by Capilano Pizzeria, To Be Continued Consignment Shop, Art with Bonnie and Jonssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer

since 1885

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Custom Birthday and Wedding Cakes BAKED FRESH DAILY Our Breads, Pastries and other Baked goods are freshly baked every day in our HERITAGE wood fired brick oven

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Visit the North Grenville Historical Society (15 Water Street)

Keith Last 613.774.3802 119 Prescott Street Kemptville, ON

Listen to the Sounds of Roving Carollers Brought to you by A. Steinke Music and Leanne Trimble Real Estate

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Join us Saturday Dec. 2nd during Old Town Christmas from 11:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:30 for Tree Ornament DecoraĆ&#x;ng CraĹ&#x152;s! 138 Prescott Street 613-258-0166

Fill Out a Passport Card for Your Chance to Win! Collect six stamps at participating downtown businesses. Then, enter your full card into the draw at the Old Fire Hall for your chance to win a fantastic prize! Plus, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the exciting activities at our many downtown businesses, including a Christmas book reading with Mayor Gordon at the Book Market (11:00am), kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crafts and activities, and free gift wrapping!

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Sgt. Dan Matthews of Memory Projects Speakers Bureau visits Oxford-on-Rideau Public School Concordia University and was a secondary school teacher before joining the army in 1997. As much as he enjoyed teaching, he felt his true mission in life was to serve in the Canadian Forces. Following training as a paratrooper, he received a posting to Bosnia. He described his work there with great passion, helping to rebuild schools and return the citizens to a safe and normal way of life.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Matthews spoke of his experiences in Afghanistan, the room was silent,â&#x20AC;? said principal Janet Kellar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He lost two good friends and was injured himself in an IED attack by the Taliban. He spoke of this loss and of the profound impact that the conĂ&#x20AC;ict has had on the civilian population.â&#x20AC;? An engaging speaker, Matthews clearly connected with the young students. Before he

began his presentation, he let school staff know that there was no question that would go unanswered but some may take a bit more time, particularly if they touched on his emotions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The questions that stu-

dents asked were thoughtful and very respectful of Matthewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experiences,â&#x20AC;? said Kellar. When asked why he joined the Canadian Forces and put himself at risk, his response was: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do what I do so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never have to put

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Orléans brothers set for cross-Canada Christmas tour “Last year in Oshawa, there were 10,000 people,” said Liam. “And Smiths Falls is always big. It’s usually bigger in the smaller communities.” Eventually, the boys hope to join the tour all the way out to British Columbia. But seeing Canada via train, from old Victorian sleeper cars, has already been quite an experience. “I


encouraging concert-goers to donate food items. They’re the house band for the tour, learning the arrangements of the Christmas songs they’ll be playing. “We will be playing some different versions of Christmas songs; just basically rock it out,” Jan said. “It’s a big woo-hoo for us.” They have to practise the assigned songs for several months and work multiple shows a day, diving right into the lives of full-time musicians. The train has a speci¿c car, with doors that open up to create the stage where the artists appear at each train station

across Canada. “The show’s going to be pretty awesome because when I’m playing with my brothers, those guys are out in the cold while I’m inside playing the drums with the heaters right beside me,” said Quinn. Both Liam and Jan said playing guitar and bass strings in the cold is the only drawback to the tour. “It’s freezing and Quinn gets to sit in there; he can drum with gloves on,” said Rob. “I have no doubt he thinks it’s funny.” But Rob said they can’t complain too much – the show lasts about 30 minutes and then they’re bundle up and shipped

off to the next destination. The great outdoors is familiar to the boys as they have been known to do some busking in the Ottawa area. “They’d just busk in the streets in the dead of winter,” Rob said, about the ¿rst fundraising efforts of the band. The Brothers Dubé originally started performing to raise money for cancer, after their mother passed away several years ago. Now, they fundraise for a variety of charities, including the food bank during the railroad’s Christmas tour. And the smaller communities often turn out big crowds to see the free shows.

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The boys play up to seven shows a day while on tour, Rob said. They volunteer to play the tour, helping present donations from CP Rail to food banks in the communities where they stop, donating a portion of album sales and

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The Brothers Dubé perform during a tour stop on the CP Holiday Train Tour last year. They are back on the tour this year, and have increased the number of shows they will play to 40.


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EMC news - It’ll be a taste of life as professional musicians again for the Brothers Dubé as they set off to perform in 40 shows in two weeks as a part of the Canadian Paci¿c Holiday Train tour. They’ll hop on the train in Beacons¿eld, Que. and spend two weeks aboard, ¿nally stepping off in Whitemouth, Man. The train will continue west with other entertainers aboard. It’s the brothers’ third year doing the tour, travelling further every year. Last year, they got off the train in Sudbury after a week on the tracks. “The Holiday Train is always something that we look forward to,” said Jan Dubé. “It’s like our Christmas gift. It’s our holiday for the year.” Jan, 13, will be joined by his older brother Liam, 15, and younger brother Quinn, who will turn 12 on Dec. 3, while on the train – with dad, Rob, along to chaperone. The brothers will be part of a big-name lineup: Doc Walker, a country group, will board the train in Whitemouth, while Kingston, Ont. artist Miss Emily will be on the entire tour.

like airplanes, but trains are awesome. They’re better,” Quinn said. “It’s exciting for me to go on trains.” The tour kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and will be in Merrickville and Smiths Falls tonight (Nov. 29) at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. respectively.


The Advance - Your Community Newspaper

Kemptville 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continue to battle despite tough week against Cornwall and Carleton Place tle. The struggles also continued. One minute and twelve seconds was all it took for the Canadians to break the zero. But at the 3:51 mark, the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evened it up on the power play. Blaine Byron notched his seventh of the season from Lucas Gonu and Joey House. Carleton Place scored twice more before Kemptville could respond. On the power play, Gonu scored his team leading seventeenth goal of the year. Assisting on the marker were Shane Snow and House. Carleton Place added one more before the end of the period to take a 4-2 lead. Kemptville fell apart for the rest of the game giving up Âżve more goals over the next two periods. The 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s could only mus-


EMC Sports - The 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faced some tough competition this past week. On Thursday, Nov. 22, they started off with a road trip to Cornwall to face the always tough Colts. It was destined not to be a fun night at the Ed Lumley arena, when just 2:23 into the game the Colts scored to take a 1-0 lead and then went on to score two more before the period ended. The second period was fairly even in shots although Cornwall scored twice to Kemptvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one. Brett Varrin scored his eighth of the year with assists from Jesse Lussier and Joey House. In the third period, the wheels fell off Kemptvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game completely. The Colts scored six unanswered goals in the period. Cornwall blasted 55 shots at the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net. After three rather good games, this was a setback that no one expected. The next night saw the team travel to Carleton Place to take on the second place Canadians on the front end of a home and home series.


Kemptville 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Billy Cooper (1) deďŹ&#x201A;ects a shot into the corner most scoreless, when with nine seconds left, the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drew Âżrst blood. Jacob Smith scored his Âżrst goal of the year to put Kemptville up 1-0 at the break. James Devlin and Stephen Cooney picked up the helpers. In the Âżrst ten

minutes of the second period, Carleton Place scored three times. There would be no more scoring in this game. The Canadians get the 3-1 victory. The Canadians threw 46 shots at the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net.

Jake Tugnutt earned the third star of the game. Struggles continue On Sunday, November 25, the Canadians returned the favour and came to North Grenville to continue the bat-

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ter 16 shots over the whole game while the Canadians had 40. Special teams were both good and bad. Both Kemptville goals came on the power play but they gave up three short handed goals to Carleton Place. Neither goalie had much of a chance with the play of the team in front of them. In the last three games, the goaltending duo has faced over 140 shots. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action will see Kemptville take on the Ottawa Junior Senators on Friday, November 30 at the Municipal Centre. Puck drop is at 7:30. On Sunday, December 2, the Hawkesbury Hawks will be in town to play the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a matinee. Remember, opening face off is at 2 p.m. See you at the rink!

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - Do you need to shed a few pounds, why not join our TOPS support group? Fee is $32.00/year. Bring a family member, a friend, and/or a neighbor. Pre-teens (7-12 yrs. old) and Teens (13-18 yrs. old) are also welcome. Visit on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Osgoode Market Square, 5673 Osgoode Main Street, 2nd Floor, above the Red Dot Restaurant. For more information, call Lina Bylsma after 5 p.m. at 613-826-2803.

First & Third Wed. Kemptville Legion of every month

100 Ruebec Cresc., Afternoon bingo 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 pm. Refreshments available. Everyone is welcome.

Every 2nd Friday

North Gower

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

Nov. 29-31


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Divertimento - Music to the Eyeâ&#x20AC;? featuring photographic art by Barry Fawcett at Artscene Spencerville, November 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 31. Meet the Artist on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 12 p.m. to 4 pm. Refreshments served. 11 Spencer Street, Spencerville, Ontario, 613-658-2278. www.artscenespencerville.blogspot

Nov. 30


Fundraiser/Dance For the Maharaj Family, Howard Johnson Banquet Hall on Hwy 43. Silent Auction - viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. bidding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 p.m. 8pm Dance 8:30 p.m. 50/50 Draw as well as bake sale. Tickets are available to purchase at Family World on Clothier Street and the Silver Star located in the Rainaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mall on Sanders Street they will also be at the door for $10. All Proceeds go to the Maharaj Family.

Dec. 1


Breakfast and Open House at the Kemptville Snowmobile Clubhouse. Breakfast served from 8:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00 a.m. $5.00. Open House from 8:00-4:00. Last chance to purchase snowmobile trail permits before price increase. Classic permits also available 10:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00. Register your child for driver training. For more info call 613-258-4347.

Dec. 2


Sounds Like Christmas Concert North Grenville Concert Choir Director Paul Arnold. 2:00 p.m. Baldachin Ballroom, Merrickville . Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville. Tickets $15 advance and $20 at door. For tickets call: 613-258-9978

Dec. 2

South Mountain

Rediscover your youth and treat your children/grandchildren to the 8th annual Friends of the Library Gingerbread Workshop fundraising event. 2-4 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall. Fun for all ages and everything is supplied. Call Liz at 613-9892282 for more information. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay!

Dec. 2

Old Town Kemptville

Old Town Kemptvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual Old Town Christmas special event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a day of fun for the whole family. Horse-drawn wagon rides, hot dogs and s'mores, take a walking tour of historic downtown, and listen to the sounds of roving carolers. Visit the Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall and explore downtown's many specialty shops for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Pick up a passport card for a chance to win a fantastic prize! Santa will be visiting the North Pole (located in the old Kemptville Youth Center building) .Visit the Children's Shopping Emporium for gifts for Mom and Dad! For more information on Old Town Christmas, please visit or contact Angela at 613-366-2609 or

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A Country Christmas Remembered A festival of fun-filled family activities throughout the village of WEEKEND Spencerville LONG EVENTS: The whole family will enjoy: FRIDAY EVENTS, NOVEMBER 30 Official Opening and Treelighting Friday at 6:30 pm Village Square SATURDAY EVENTS, DECEMBER 1 Christmas Bazaar and All-Day Lunch Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Spencerville United Church Traditional Turkey Dinner Saturday 5:15 pm St. Andrew’s-Knox Presbyterian Church SUNDAY EVENTS, DECEMBER 2 A Country Breakfast Buffet Sunday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 604 English Country Dancing Demonstration Sunday 11:00 am to 12 noon Town Hall (Upstairs) Ecumenical Family Service Sunday 1:30 to 2:30 pm St. Andrew’s-Knox Presbyterian Church Family Skating Party Sunday 2:00 to 3:30 pm Edwardsburgh Community Centre “PIZZAZZ” A Dance Show by jwsdevolution Sunday 2:30 to 3:30 pm Town Hall (Upstairs)

All-Day Kitchen Party Saturday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm & Sunday noon to 3:00 pm Edwardsburgh Lions Hall Christmas Market Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Centennial ‘67 Public School Country Connections Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Drummond Arena HO/HO Horse Drawn Shuttle Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Through the Village – Various Pick Up Locations

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