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EMC News – The Kemptville Salvation Army and the North Grenville Community Service Council received a little boost this holiday season from the Kemptville Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade committee. During the parade, held Nov. 17, donations were collected through a boot drive by the North Grenville Fire Service for both organizations and each will receive $1,163. Left, (left to right) are NGCSC’s Claire Larabie; Kinsmen and parade committee member Ian McLaughlin; Kinsmen vicepresident Justun Steeves; Salvation Army Captain Simon Downey; and parade committee member Sharon Kelly.







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EMC News – As the holiday season rolls on, the Kemptville Salvation Army has hit the halfway point in their Christmas campaign and are asking for the community’s help in reaching their goal. According to Kemptville Salvation Army Captain Simon Downey, the organization is in dire need of volunteers to man their Christmas kettles in four locations throughout town. “We really seem to be missing volunteers this year,” he noted. “So we are fairly desperate for people.” Downey said volunteers are required from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at kettles stationed at Food Basics, B&H Your Community Grocer, Jonsson’s Independent Grocer and Walmart. Volunteers are needed for minimum two-hour blocks (but can opt for longer shifts) and businesses are also encouraged to sponsor a kettle on one of the remaining Saturdays before Christmas. They can either have representatives from their company or organization man the kettle for the entire Saturday or make a $350 donation. This year, the Salvation

Army hopes to raise $50,000 through their kettle drive. Those interested in lending a hand can call Downey at 613-258-3583. ‘Fill-A-Bag’ campaign a success While their kettle drive could use more volunteers, thanks to the generosity of the North Grenville community the Salvation Army is receiving plenty of donations to ¿ll their Christmas hampers this year. For the past three years, the North Grenville Community Church has come together to host a ‘Fill-A-Bag’ fundraiser for the Salvation Army food bank, but this year decided to expand it throughout North Grenville. Armed with bags containing a list of needed food items, NGCC volunteers canvassed the area dropping off the bags on the doorsteps of local residences Nov. 25. Then a week later on Dec. 2, those same volunteers collected the food donations from homes and brought them to the North Grenville Fire Hall, who donated space this year for the Salvation Army to assemble their Christmas hampers. “We had 120 volunteers who all came out to help and collected more than 1,000 bags of food and it is still coming in,” Downey

remarked, adding that he hopes the campaign will become an annual tradition. “It’s great for us. It was the ¿rst year and will build in years to come and hopefully the whole area will be involved in the future.” He credited the NGCC and North Grenville Fire Service for helping with the campaign this year and to Mr. Mozzarella for donating the food for their pizza party celebration. “It was just great to see so many people coming out and helping,” he commented. “I’d like to compliment the Salvation Army Christmas hamper program,” added North Grenville Fire Service chief Paul Hutt during his report at Monday evening’s council meeting. “Over the last two weeks, the amount of food that was delivered to the ¿re hall has been overwhelming and heartfelt. The ¿re department is stuffed.” “We’re glad the North Grenville Fire Service was able to house (the donations) and assist with the venture,” he continued. “I’d like to thank the volunteers as well for the countless hours spent and to North Grenville residents for their generosity.” There are other ways for residents to get involved in the Salvation Army’s Christ-

mas campaign this year. The organization’s Angel Tree initiative, which kicked off Nv. 16, is in full swing and individuals can pick up tags at the three trees located at Jonsson’s Independent Grocer, Giant Tiger and RBC. The new and unwrapped toys can be dropped back off at the Angel Tree locations by Dec. 14 in order to be included with the Salvation Army’s Christmas hampers. The letter appeal, which

Kemptville blood donor clinic set for today EMC Events – North Grenville residents have the opportunity to give the gift of life this holiday season. Canadian Blood Services is hosting a blood donor clinic today (Dec. 13) at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville. The clinic will operate from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Did you know it can take ¿ve donors to help one person in cancer treatment? According to Canadian Blood Services community development coordinator Jennifer Heale, the

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Mississippi Mudds members win Ottawa Critics Circle Award to Lee he found a partner eager to solve the problems of a two-story set with multiple staircases and many doors. With encouragement from the Mudds board and with Brian McManus signed on as Director they were on their way. One of the ¿rst steps was to discuss their design with town staff. Such a construction had to be safe and the town has strict guidelines to be followed. The Town Hall has a heritage designation and its historic auditorium has many beautiful features that make it a wonderful place for live theatre. But the original sloping stage is always a challenge to Mudds set designers. After much deliberation a plan was completed and approved by town staff. It was to create a double-sided set representing the on stage and back stage areas of the “play within a play”. Since two levels were required the only choice was to build it on the auditorium Àoor and use the real stage for access. Then the problem solving began. Where do you ¿nd casters to support a 2,200

pound set and nine actors, and yet be able to revolve the entire set at each intermission? At an auto shop in Ottawa they found 16 (four with locks) each rated to carry 300 pounds. How many hours do you plan for the set building and painting? Try 48 hours over four weekends. Still not done? Add 24 hours over two more weekends. How do you budget for such a huge undertaking? You recycle as much as you can from previous shows. You ask members to donate or loan any lumber, carpet, paint or furniture they can spare. You shop at Habitat for Humanity; a charitable organization where building supplies can be found at rock bottom prices. And how do you ¿nd the person hours (some 500) to complete the task? You depend on Mudds members, family and friends. Lee credits at least 22 people as crucial to the success of the set and feels they all have a share in the award. Painters in his view are lifesavers when it comes to turning a sturdy but

EMC News – The theme for the 2013 Smiths Falls Relay For Life was recently announced after a one-vote margin determined the winning theme. The Smiths Falls Relay For Life theme will be “Groovin For A Cure.” Teams are encouraged to dress up and decorate their campsite around the 1960s theme. Organizers believe there are many possibilities that can come from the 1960s theme and it is sure to be fun for all involved – they can choose to focus on a speci¿c year, a speci¿c person or event, or simply include a little bit of everything that comes to mind when thinking about the 1960s era. Smiths Falls Relay For Life team chair Terry Cullen stated she is excited about the theme and hopes the community will embrace it and become involved in the event, which will be held at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute next June. “The 2013 Smiths Falls Relay For Life brings with it a very special cause for a theme of celebration,” said Cullen. “(The year) 2013 will mark the 75th year of the Canadian Cancer Society’s ¿ght against cancer and we will celebrate the major advancements that have been made against this disease.” With that in mind, the event committee envisioned a Relay For Life that celebrated an era that represented a time of change, introducing a whole new culture that was centered around taking action in order to ¿ght for the rights of everyone as well as enjoying the freedom of being an individual. So, the theme of “Groovin For A Cure” was designed

with teams and survivors in mind. “What great fun we will have, on the night of Relay, as we walk among the tents reliving a time that led to so many key social movements. And, what better era to recognize all of the victories made by the Canadian Cancer Society that that of the 1960s,” says Cullen. Thanks to the support of Smiths Falls, the Canadian Cancer Society is able to fund

research and offer a number of local support services, such as rides to and from cancerrelated medical appointments, caring support either over the phone or in-person to people living with cancer or their caregivers, and assistance to people at cancer treatment centres and lodges. To learn how you can join the 2013 Smiths Falls Relay For Life, visit or call your local society of¿ce at 613-267-1058.

stayed in their seats to watch the crew at work; applause for set changes is rare but in this production not surprising. The Capital Critics Circle Award is ¿tting recognition for an amazing piece of work. In the new year Shawn Millman embarks on a new career in the Canadian Armed Forces. Sadly community theatre will not bene¿t from his prodigious talent for a while. But in 2013 watch for other

Mudds productions (‘Annie Junior,’ ‘Nunsense 2’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’) featuring sets built by Jeff Lee and other talented Mudds members. Want to get involved yourself? Visit our website for more information. Mississippimudds. ca. To see how the set came together visit the Mudds YouTube channel: http://www. Submitted by Judith Scott, member of Mudds publicity team.




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basic set into something ¿nished. Mudds is lucky to have depth of talent in this department. For the actors who raced or Àung themselves up and down the stairs, against walls in and out of doors and windows the set was a dependable rock. For the audience, watching the set revolve was all part of an evening of brilliant theatre. In fact concession sales were signi¿cantly down during intermissions as everyone

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EMC News – The Capital Critics Circle announced the winners of the 13th annual theatre awards for plays presented in English in the National Capital Region during the 2011-2012 season. And amongst the winners – Jeff Lee and Shawn Millman for the set of ‘Noises Off’ by Michael Frayn, Mississippi Mudds, directed by Brian McManus, in the Best design (community) division. The journey began way back when Millman saw the fast paced farce Noises Off at Stratford. As a Mudds volunteer he dreamed of bringing the play to Carleton Place, but thought the challenge might be beyond Mudds resources. But he kept coming back to the idea. Lee ¿rst got hooked as a Mudds volunteer when his father Don pulled him in to help build sets for the 2007 Mudds musical ‘Canajun Eh?’ Since then his involvement has increased and diversi¿ed but he still ¿nds working on sets to be a fun and creative outlet. When Millman ¿nally pitched the ‘Noises Off’ idea



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EMC News – Homelessness is a hidden problem. That was one of the challenges discussed at a community meeting on housing and homelessness on Dec. 6 at the Almonte Old Town Hall. This was the last of ¿ve community meetings on the issue in Lanark County; other meetings were held in Lanark, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. The vision of the information gathering sessions is ‘a county where residents have access to safe and healthy homes that help to build strong local communities.’ “I certainly hope we get community input to achieve our vision,” said Sandy Grey, social housing manager for Lanark County Social Services. Lanark County is required to develop a 10-year housing and homelessness plan, which will address the housing needs of local residents, the services

they currently provide, the gaps in services and the future goals to address them. The information gathered at the community meetings will then be put into a draft plan by the steering committee, which will go back to the community for public consultation in the spring. The committee must have the plan to council by June 2013 and it then goes to the ministry for 90 days, with the ¿nal approval coming from Lanark County in December 2013. Grey explained they will ¿rst local for quick ¿xes and then look for long-term investments. “We hope the plan will take advantage of all the ef¿ciencies and direct our funds to the most cost effective solution,” said Grey. Currently, there are 400 people on the waiting list for geared to income housing in Lanark County. “That’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said Grey. “People get discouraged, they might move and not update the list,

that’s an indicator the need is much greater.” Erin Lee-Todd, executive director at the Lanark County Interval House and a member of the steering committee, believes it is a well-known reality they need more safe and affordable housing in the county. She hopes the plan that is developed will make a difference in the community. “I hope it is a meaningful plan that the community feels they can hold the county accountable for the next ten (years),” said Lee-Todd. “Obviously we are working towards ending poverty.” There were approximately 25 people gathered at the community meeting and they were posed with two questions to brainstorm answers for. Question one was: what do you think are the challenges major housing challenges in Lanark County? The second question was what are the solutions to these challenges?

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EMC Events – The 20th annual The Night Before The Night Before Christmas fundraising dance will take place Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 26 Beckwith St. in Perth, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This popular annual tradition features great local entertainment and is a mustattend holiday event for music lovers. This year, all proceeds from the event will be donated to YAK Youth Services. Hosted this year by wellknown local musicians and managed by local business OnCouRSS Web Solutions and the YAK Youth Centre staff, the theme of this year’s dance is “You Are Not Alone.” “So many people generously support The Night Before the Night Before Christmas event, including many Perth-area artists and musicians,” said Shelley Montreuil. “Thanks to everyone’s contributions, the true spirit of Christmas really shines through – during the holidays and all year long.” YAK Youth Services was chosen as this year’s charity recipient simply because it is so much more than just an after-school drop-in centre for teens. Lately YAK has seen a signi¿cant increase local youth who are affected by issues facing their families, their relationships, their performance at school, their housing arrangements, and their own well being. YAK is, more often than not, the ¿rst

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Some of the issues discussed included: unemployment, lack of affordable housing, lack of housing stock, attitude and judgment of low income housing, lack of emergency shelters, high utility costs and lack of education of current resources. There were also a number of solutions that were presented and talked about, such as: discuss problems with builders, encourage inclusion in the community, design of communities (less reliant on vehicles), look at housing as an economic and health concern, educate peo-

point of contact for youth in need. As a result, YAK has been providing emergency counseling, food supplies and support for youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The cost to provide youth programs and to maintain an emergency food cupboard has increased signi¿cantly. Funding for such important programs is by no means stable. Fundraising events such as this are an important component of the youth centre’s ongoing success. “Our food program is an important attraction for the youth,” noted Tanis Cowan, YAK’s new executive director. “Once they arrive at YAK, our amazing staff team is able to help meet their immediate need for food and then go on to help the youth access community resources, homework help, or simply provide a shoulder to lean on.” Event-goers are being encouraged to commit to a regular monthly gift to YAK Youth Services. A pledge of $10 or more a month will give the donor free access to this year’s dance (a $20 value). Regular monthly giving allows YAK to budget to meet the needs local youth in a more reliable and consistent fashion. Event host Shelley Montreuil from Tell Mama was named Festivals and Events Ontario Best Original Act for 2009, received an Honourable Mention in the billboard song contest and was a runner-up in the Interna-

tional Songwriter’s Competition’s jazz category. Jeremiah Sutherland wrote in the March 7, 2009 Bullfrog Music Reviews that Tell Mama’s debut album is, “De¿nitely Juno material with not a weak song on the CD. Buy this one while you can.” Joining Montreuil onstage this year is local rock band The Commuters and a few young surprise guests from YAK. For updates on who is appearing, visit Tickets, which are available at Shadowfax or Tickets Please in Perth, are $20 each plus a donation of food or cash to YAK’s Homeless Youth Support program. Without a donation to YAK, tickets are $25 each. Pledge $10 a month and get in for free plus a donation of food or $5 at the door. Pledge $15 a month and get in for free with no extra donation at the door. Pledges can be made online at, in person at Shadowfax or in person at the door. Sponsorships are also available, ranging from a one-star ($125) performer sponsorship to a ¿ve-star ($1,200) event sponsorship. If you can’t attend the event but would like to help, tickets and other sponsorship opportunities can be arranged by contacting Shelley at or at 613-812-3187 or by calling YAK Youth Services directly at 613-264-8381. Submitted by Shelley Montreuil.

ple and break down stigmas surrounding homelessness. The community can also make their thoughts known via a survey that can be found online or by contacting social services. “The more voices we hear the more range of people we will be able to plan for,” said Grey. She hopes there will be a wide array of people who will complete the survey including those who are on minimum wage, those struggling with costs of maintaining their homes such as rising utilities, seniors and youth (16 to 24-years-old). “We need to hear from

youth because of their unique housing needs,” said Grey. “Youth will sometimes couch surf or live some where that is not appropriate. Then they migrate to the city and we want to bring them home.” To obtain a paper copy of the survey contact Lanark County Social Services at 1-800-952-6275. The online survey for organizations can be found by visiting: and the community survey can be found here:

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EMC News – On Dec. 7, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport); Mel Campbell, chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC); and David Burton, chair of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), announced the completion of the EORN backbone. Residents and businesses in Leeds and Grenville will soon enjoy improved access to high-speed Internet now that a massive 5,500-kilometre ¿bre optic network has been completed across eastern Ontario four months ahead of schedule. This network will connect local access networks, expanding broadband access to an estimated one million residents and businesses in rural areas across the entire region. “In today’s modern age, high-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury. Canadians across the country rely on internet access every day to support their families and their businesses,” said Minister Fletcher. “Our government is proud to support the completion of this ¿bre optic cable network which will bring highspeed Internet to thousands of families and businesses across

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Senator Runciman, MP Brown, MPP Clark recognize and celebrate citizens with Diamond Jubilee medals recommendations they provided to us. I think the quality of our list of recipients speaks for itself.” Baril, Beatty, Nalon and Pratt are all outstanding citizens in their own right and were each presented with a Diamond Jubilee Medal. “Tonight was a great celebration of men and women who understand that building strong communities requires citizens who are willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute in whatever way they can,” said Brown. “It was an honour for me to join Bob and Steve to recognize everything our recipients have accomplished.” “Many of those we honoured tonight have never really had their moment in the spotlight,” noted Clark. “I’m so proud to have been a part of giving them this well-deserved opportunity to receive some applause from the community for all they’ve done to enrich the lives of so many others.” Runciman, Brown and Clark added they hoped the medal presentation ceremony and the story of each recipient would inspire a new generation of citizens to get involved. The Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients included: Tamara Amell; Judi Baril; David Be-

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EMC News – Approximately 2,500 non-perishable food items and more than $125 in cash donations were donated by guests at Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark’s annual Community Christmas Reception held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Quality Hotel Royal Brock in Brockville. The donations were shared by the three area food banks whose volunteers were in attendance: Operation Harvest Sharing, Food For All and the Gananoque Food Bank. Above, from left: Bonnie Gommert, executive director of the Food For All Food Bank; Carol Fitzhugh, client screening agent and treasurer with the Gananoque Food Bank, MPP Clark and Operation Harvest Sharing co-chairs Myra Garvin and JoAnne Sytsma.

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EMC News – Sixty-seven outstanding local citizens who have collectively given hundreds of years in selÀess service to the area were honoured on Friday, Dec. 7 as Senator Bob Runciman joined LeedsGrenville MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark in presenting them with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Diamond Jubilee Medal is designed to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years of extraordinary service and devotion to duty, while also honouring exceptional Canadians for their signi¿cant contributions to building stronger communities. Runciman, Brown and Clark pooled their allotment of medals and earlier this year appointed a local committee comprised of Judi Baril of Prescott, David Beatty of Brockville, John Nalon of Gananoque and Harry Pratt of Kemptville to review nominations and make recommendations. “On behalf of Gord and Steve, I want to thank our committee for their work to make tonight’s special event possible,” said Runciman. “It wasn’t an easy task, given the outstanding quality of every nominee, but Judi, David, John and Harry are to be commended for the excellent insight and


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EMC News - A gang of angels delivered three bags for the angel tree at the Smiths Falls town hall Dec. 7. The kids are from the orange room of the Smiths Falls Child Development Centre day care and collected money from their parents to purchase the gifts.


Clarity asked for construction policies EDITOR’S NOTE: This was an open letter to the Liberal leadership candidates dated Dec. 6, 2012 and sent to the EMC for publication. DEAR EDITOR: I am writing you today to express my signi¿cant concern with rising costs for construction contractors and trades in the province of Ontario, as a result of government policy and legislation implemented by your Liberal government. I am looking for the justi¿cation from this administration for a number of changes that have taken place, or will take place in the near future, targeting the construction industry. One of you will become the next premier of Ontario. These are signi¿cant concerns that must be considered.

My ¿rst area of concern is the College of Trades. There is no demonstrable evidence that increasing the cost of doing business through trades licensing in Ontario will do anything to stem the black market, reduce fraud, reduce cheats and fraudsters or promote and bene¿t the construction industry. If you can provide evidence to the contrary, I ask that you provide it for public consideration. Further, along with the new trade certi¿cations required under the College of Trades, we have also seen signi¿cant increases in licensing on those trades that already required licensing. My second area of concern is Workplace Safety and Insurance See LETTER page 10


Adjust to winter driving conditions EMC Editorial - Temperatures may have bounced up and down over the past few months, but it certainly seems as if winter may be settling in soon. With that comes the annual plea from many organizations to drive safely when bad weather hits. Several accidents have taken place on area roads, whether weather related or not, it is time once again to look at safe driving tips for the season. Winter driving can often be a daunting task, from snow to rain, freezing rain to slush. Some common sense tips may just help drivers out, regardless of the type of weather they are driving in. Canada Safety Council recommends ensuring your vehicle is ready for the season. They suggest keeping a snow brush and scraper handy, as well as an emergency items kit. This kit could include a small shovel, battery jumper cables, and a Àash light. They also suggest winter tires as a good option as they provide better traction on slippy and slushy roads, and icy conditions. When heading out in the morning, or whenever you might be hitting the road, ensure your windows and mirrors are all free of frost, snow or any impediments to being able to see properly. Once you get onto the street, take your time. Don’t rush. Leave a little bit of extra time to get to your destination. Canada Safety Council suggests to not tailgate. Seconds count when something happens. Give yourself the distance and the time to brake safely. Perhaps the most important tip is to stay off your cell phone – winter roads require concentration. Don’t text or talk on your cell phone while you are driving. Every year when the ¿rst real snow hits, the radios, newspapers and television news report multitudes of accidents, because drivers are not adjusting their habits accordingly. When behind the wheel it is so important to be safe, to be cautious. For your own safety and the safety of all of those around you. Heed some simple and most importantly common sense tips which aren’t hard to follow. Be safe on the roads as this winter approaches. Take your time, drive safely.

Hunting for the perfect Christmas tree had its moments EMC Lifestyles - Mother said if we didn’t quieten down, we could all stay in the house and do chores! We had known since the night before, a Friday, that the next day we would be going into the bush to get our Christmas tree. It was one of the most exciting times during the Christmas holidays. That meant my sister Audrey and I would do a quick stab at tidying the house, and the three brothers could leave cleaning out the cow byre until Sunday! Emerson was in an especially happy mood. He hated shovelling out manure, and even putting it off for one day was a bonus in his eyes. We were sitting around the breakfast table, and Father, who had no patience with frivolity at breakfast time, threatened to cancel the whole deal if Emerson and Everett didn’t stop their silliness. It was always a wonderful day of fun when we went back

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in the bush for the Christmas tree. The brothers were kicking each other under the table, and stabbing each other with their elbows, and laughing as if they had seen something hilarious. To put an end to the nonsense, and even before Everett was even ¿nished with his porridge Father ordered him to the barn to hitch up the team and bring the Àatbottomed sleigh around to the house. That ended the carry on at the table. And it gave the rest of us time to get into our winter clothes. To go back in the bush on a bitterly cold winter’s day, meant we had to dress as if we were going off to the North Pole. On that day

we all wore extra wool socks, pulled up to our knees, and at least two pairs of mitts, and of course, our hats with the ear lugs on them. The horses were up to their bellies in the deep snow, as we went over the West Hill, across ¿elds and deep into the bush. This was where the best spruce trees were. Emerson had saked out the tree he thought would be just perfect. I worried the horses wouldn’t make it, as they sunk up to their bellies in the deep snow. “Just past that big cluster over there” Emerson said, pointing in the general direction of a clump of spruce trees, towering towards the sky. And there it was. I thought it was

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just perfect. Tall, with full branches sweeping the snow at the bottom, and it looked like it would reach to the ceiling in our kitchen, where it would spend its days until after New Years. And that’s when the trouble began. Everett said since he was the oldest, he would be wielding the axe. Emerson said he saw the tree ¿rst and chopping it down was his job. Everett had a hold of the head of the axe, and Emerson had a ¿rm grip on the handle. It was like a tug-o-war back there in the bush. Father leaned against the one post at the front of the sleigh and lit his pipe. Audrey and I sat on the edge with our legs hanging down and our feet in the snow. Everett ¿nally wrestled the axe away from Emerson and he Àung it towards the tree. Emerson took a swing at Everett and the two of them went down rolling off the sleigh. Now, Father was a patient

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man, but I could see he wasn’t going to put up with this nonsense much longer. “I’ll tell you what will settle this,” he said, taking a deep drag on his pipe. “The two of you can head back to the barns, and since you have so much energy, you can clean out the cow byre. You should be ¿nished by the time we get back.” Once Father made up his mind, there wasn’t much that could change it. “Now, git. The two of you.” Not another word was needed. And the two of them headed back out of the bush, clomping through snow almost up to their waists. And a deep sadness came over me, and I could feel the tears coming. This was supposed to be such a happy time... a family time. It was always wonderful... the day we got the tree and went home to steaming cups of hot chocolate, and a piece of Mother’s rich Christmas cake. And

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now everything was changed. And I felt such sadness for Emerson and Everett. When they had almost reached the edge of the bush, and were well out of earshot, Father again lit his pipe, and tilting his head back, blowing the smoke high into the air, he said. “Don’t worry, we won’t cut down the tree today. We’ll come back after church tomorrow. Those two will be cooled off by then.” Father waited until he was sure Emerson and Everett would be almost back to the barn yard. And then he turned the team around. I took one last look at the big spruce tree that would soon be in our kitchen, the one my brother had picked out long before. I wiped the tears off my face with my mitt. Knowing that we would be coming back, all of us as a family, to take that special tree home, once again made everything right in my world.

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Get labour action updates on UCDSB blog, website â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a number of questions from parents who are asking for updates on whether our elementary teachers will be conducting one-day strikes and what will be happening in second-

ary schools regarding extracurricular activities, including sports teams,â&#x20AC;? outlined Director of Education David Thomas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been posting updates on our blog site but

UCDSB chair calls for end to labour disruptions EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Greg Pietersma, chair of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has called upon Ontario Minister of Education Laurel Broten to put an end to labour disruptions in Ontario public schools. At the Dec. 5 board meeting in Brockville, Pietersma made the following statement: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trustees, I remind you that on September 11, 2012, the Minister of Education issued a press release in which she stated: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The passage of the Putting Students First Act protects the gains made in education while ensuring that the next two school years will be free from labour disruptions.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

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Act (WSIB). Recent changes to WSIB make it mandatory that all staff, including clerical staff and executives, be covered by WSIB insurance as if they were workers on a job site. This policy speciÂżcally discriminates against the construction trades- other businesses will face no such additional burden. I am asking how this additional Âżnancial burden on our businesses improves quality or safety controls for workers in the province of Ontario. From our perspective, this looks like nothing more than a cash grab to try and make up for WSIBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost $12 billion dollar unfunded liability directly from the construction trades. I look forward to your ex-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, beginning this Monday, Dec. 10, there will be labour disruptions and our schools will suffer. There are all kinds of labour disruptions, not just strikes and I suspect weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see most if not all of them if the current situation is allowed to continue,â&#x20AC;? Pietersma continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for the Minister of Education to take action. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for her to issue a new press release that tells us what action she is going to take to end the labour disruptions.â&#x20AC;? Trustees also received an update on the status of contract negotiations with teachers at the UCDSB. Highlights included that the Director of Education has not cancelled extra-

curricular and sports activities. Rather, the Ontario Secondary School Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation (OSSTF) announced that its members would not participate in extra-curricular and sports activities beginning Monday, Dec. 10. In light of the above, senior management at the board is working closely with its school principals to try to keep as many extra-curricular activities and sports activities going despite the announcement by OSSTF. Numerous, qualiÂżed community volunteers are already involved in helping to keep those activities going. The Elementary Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

planation on how this policy beneÂżts anyone other than the balance sheet at WSIB. Another concern with WSIB is the monopoly they have over workplace insurance. There are many jurisdictions around the globe who successfully allow for private insurance in the workplace insurance sector. If WSIB wishes to be in the insurance industry, they should have to compete like everyone else. Monopolies, such as WSIB, historically result in increased costs to consumers, lower quality product and careless administrative management. Would you kindly explain to me why Ontario insists on this inefÂżcient, poorly run and expensive monopoly model rather than allow a competitive marketplace determine the best value possi-

ble for employees coverage and our businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; insurance dollar? The combination with the changes to WSIB as a result of Bill 119, the new College of Trades and the increased licensing fees, make it practically impossible, and in some cases impossible, for many business to remain viable in Ontario. As the next premier of this province, can you explain to me how driving up costs for businesses (and closing businesses as a result) is a good policy decision for Ontario. Candidates, I thank you for your time, and I look forward to your prompt reply to my questions.

announced this week that it is planning one-day rotating strikes in elementary schools across Ontario. It also stated that it would provide parents with 72 hoursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; notice of any strike action. Elementary teachers at the Upper Canada District School Board wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in a legal strike position until Dec. 13, so any labour action in the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary schools cannot commence before then.

we recognize that not everyone will go there for informationâ&#x20AC;Śthey will also visit our public website so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re posting information updates there and redirecting people to the blog.â&#x20AC;? The blog also features the website links for the Ontario Secondary School Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation, the Elementary Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation of Ontario, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Ontario Ministry of Education and People for Education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose to include those links because we want everyone to see what others are saying about the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legislation and other related issues. This is a transparent blog that offers a wide exchange of information and ideas,â&#x20AC;?

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SATURDAY, DEC. 15 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 121 Port Elmsley Rd., Port Elmsley – $164,900 ***ELAINE PERRY 613-285-6073

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

1229 Armstrong Road, Perth – $269,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

66 Winnifred St. N. Smiths Falls - $124,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

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

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

86 Harvey St. – $209,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

8 Birch Lane, Smiths Falls – $349,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

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DREAM YOUR DREAM, I WILL SHOW YOU HOW! ! Y C S I invite you to join me & see IVA OP PR RKSH for yourself, you will be so O surprised by this Eclectic &W Raised Bungalow! A sunlit open concept Lvgrm boasts sparkling Cherry ďŹ&#x201A;oors & Granite topped Kit. An Interesting MBR leads to an OPEN HOUSE expansive Deck & Exciting SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 1-3 PM Hot Tub. This is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;ideal rural propertyâ&#x20AC;? for Entrepreneurs/ Mechanics, offering fab space to enjoy life in a stunning home + utilize Lg Gar/ Wksps & large Concrete Pad to operate a business. Exciting In-Law Suite on LL offers convenient private access from driveway. MLS # 843414

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MISS THIS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 3 ACRE ESTATE! Imagine living within walking distance to downtown with a luxurious private retreat in your own back yard! You will love the Inground Salt Water Swimming Pool, charming Sun Terrace & Pond with Bridge. This OPEN HOUSE all-Brick Bungalow is well SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 1-3 PM appointed thru 2 levels, 50 Ft. Mn ďŹ&#x201A;oor Fam Rm/Solarium with amazing wrap around windows & Gas FFP. Cool contemporary style Kit with view thru to Solarium/rear yard. Expansive LL Fam Rm, Bdr & 3pc Bth. Inside entrance to Oversized Garage â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enjoy Christmas in your New Homeâ&#x20AC;?. MLS# 831120


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$699,900. Rare opportunity! Outstanding property at an unbelievable price. 5 bdrm, 3 bth post & beam home on the North Shore of Big Rideau Lake. Detached garage. 170ft deep, clear waterfront. 4+ acres. Huge windows in living room showcase the sweeping lake views. Walkout basement. Pathway to waterfront, 24ft dock included. Enjoy all that Rideau Lake has to offer! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. $379,900. 635 North Shore Drive, Dalhousie Lake: 133ft shallow, gradual waterfront and 6.2 acres. 3 bdrm openconcept, handcrafted scribed log cottage/home. New (09) great rm, all plumbing upgraded. Pine tongue & groove floors, large porch, metal roof, septic. Pontoon boat and dock among the many inclusions. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. $100,000. Charming 2.5 bdrm seasonal cottage with a view of Taylor Lake. Minutes stroll to public boat launch. Cedar log exterior, beautiful gardens. Storage shed. Open concept kitchen/dining/living rm. Many upgrades. Perfect summer spot for snowbirds. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.





DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BE DECIEVED COME AND SEE THIS IMPRESSIVE OPEN CONCEPT BUNGALOW! Two tastefully appointed levels invite the retiree, who is searching for plenty of unique space. A charming open concept main level boasts; a gourmet Kit with expansive Granite topped OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 3:15-5 PM Island/breakfast bar & exciting Lvg/Dnr. This design boasts a privately located ofďŹ ce with dramatic Palladian window that will meet the needs of a professional, a quiet space for work or enjoyment! 2 Cozy Gas FFPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are center stage on both ďŹ&#x201A;oors and can be enjoyed by all. The LL Games/Fam Rm is brilliantâ&#x20AC;Ś A MAGIC TOUCH HAS MADE THIS HOME BEAUTIFUL! MLS# 850605

FIRST TIME BUYERS ALERT! This stylish, yet affordable, home is ideally designed for young Professionals with busy lifestyles. A chic, custom Cherry Kitchen with fabulous Palladian window highlights the Breakfast Nook. The stylish Open Concept Living and Dining area invites you to OPEN HOUSE Entertain clients and friends SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 3:15-5 PM over the holiday season. You will love the oversized MBR, space for your king size bed & chez lounge. Use your imagination to personalize the huge unďŹ nished LL, great potential for 3rd Bdrm, FamRm & Bth. You will ďŹ nd; quality workmanship thruout, young active neighbors, walking trails & best of all, a ďŹ tness center, just seconds away. MLS# 852584


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DRAMATIC HILLTOP HOME IN QUAINT ATTENTION! DETACHED INSULATED G TIN ICS! LLY VILLAGE OF APPLETON, walking 20 X 36 FT WORKSHOP, Privately T A E S AN IC ! distance from sought after Appleton tucked away in a splendid wooded TE MECH IST GNED A T L V Golf Course. Hill Crest Estates boasts a PRI ING AL setting. You will absolutely fall in love AR DESI L fabulous streetscape; this unbelievable, with the enchanting, wrap around CAL tree lined, 1 acre hilltop setting faces Veranda & 4 Bdrm custom Home. south & offers a panoramic view of Designed & constructed by a superior the glistening Mississippi River. This builder for family living at its best! magniďŹ cent 3 Bdr, 3 Bth custom Impressive Foyer, Elegant Lvg & design boasts expansive rear Deck & comfy main ďŹ&#x201A;oor Fam Rm/Den invites 27 Ft round Pool which will be popular you to entertain in style. The sparkling with all the Kids. Mom will love the amazing 30 Ft Master Bdrm & decadent Ensuite with relaxing Soaker white eat â&#x20AC;&#x201C;in Kit/Island is sun ďŹ lled while Patio doors lead to the pool area. A dynamite LL Games Rm Tub, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t waste time, bubble bath & candles await! The lg unspoiled LL has unlimited potential for a with oversized Hobby Rm will be so much fun. Lg Storage Rm can be accessed thru Gar. A Sparkling 24 Games Rm while the mn ďŹ&#x201A; Laundry/Mudrm has convenient access to Dbl Gar. MLS#851856 ft Above Gr Pool, an amazing Deck & huge rear yard is safe & inviting for the kids! MLS# 848063




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177 Big Rideau North Shore Rd Perth Rural Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158 1:00pm-2:30pm 457 Station Rd 225 Santiago Carleton Place Luxury at its Finest. Picture Perfect 2Bdrm/2Bth Bungalow Nestled in Prestigious New Subdivison. Handsome Trim & Transoms Throughout, Beautiful Hickory Floors on Main Level. Contemporary Open Concept Design. Granite Kitchen w/Island & Walk-in Pantry. $369,900

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49Peckett Carleton Place Make Memories in this Expansive 4Bed/3Bth, Craftsmanstyle Home Nestled on Oversized Lot. Modern Open Concept Design. Beautiful Kitchen w/Raised Breakfast Bar. Formal Dining Room is Perfect for Family Gatherings. Gracious Master Bedroom w/ His & Her Closets Plus Private 5pce Ensuite. $379,900

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Country Lane Estates Quality Built Grizzly Bungalow Awaits Its First Time Owners! Breathtaking Walls of Windows & Transoms, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Contemporary Open Concept Kitchen w/ Pantry. 3 Spacious Bedrooms. 4pce Private Ensuite. Walkout Basement. $394,900


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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

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.

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.



THE LINKS, LUSTRE LANE, PERTH Executive luxury condos on the Tay. 1 to 3 bedrooms. All units have river views. Pre-selling now. For further details please contact Randy Cavanagh, 613 464 1000 or Paul Gordon, 613 390 2281.

SATURDAY DEC 15, 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


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

PERTH 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

CARLETON PLACE Unique business opportunity in fast growing Carleton Place. Well-run turnkey day care business, established 2005. Great location fronting on Hwy 7. Sale includes real estate & solid business with well-established clientele. $674,900

SUNDAY DEC 16, 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

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

Deeded access to Christie Lake just steps away! Low-maint, all-season property/currently used year-round! Huge country kitchen and dining, family rm w/vaulted ceiling & pic window. Wellinsulated, full basement, garage, well/septic, shared dock. Lake views! Amazing value! $168,000

MERRICKVILLE Why rent when you can easily own your home? 1.5 storey starter home, 2 bedroom plus loft den, country kitchen, solarium, formal dining room and so much more. $199,900.

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

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

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

PERTH Larger than it looks! This family home has lots of space for everyone,4 beds, family & rec rooms. Open plan kitchen dining, formal living room cozy wood stove on lower level, laundry room, plenty of storage, close to town & 2.83 acres to play in. $265,000

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

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

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

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


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

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


NR WESTPORT 3+2 bdrm family home with granny suite. Situated on 14 scenic acres with a HUGE pond, this private side-split offers a great place to live & play. Over sized garage. $319,000

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

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

WESTPORT Sitting on 6.5 acres of private property with a year round home, 2 car detached garage, 3 season cottage with well, septic. $299,900

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Broker of Record Owner Office: 613-259-3033

2213 Black Creek Road, Lanark Year Round/Cottage on quiet Joe’s Lake in Lanark Highlands. Fantastic view of lake & hills beyond. 8+ Acres with over 500ft of shoreline.3+2 bed, 2 bath w/ ensuite home with full lower level walkout,workshop, waterside porch, enclosed porch,paved year round road. 200amp, oil furnace,hardwood flooring, wet bar, cold storage,large family room in the lower level. Cozy living room on the upper level.45 mins. West of Kanata!



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65 Colonel By Crescent $239,900 MLS: 843840



OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DEC. 16TH 2-4 PM Lovely upgraded 3+1 bedroom home. Huge 236 ft deep lot, 10 mins to Stittsville. $339,900.

2 Windsor Cres. $44,900 MLS: 849609

BUSINESS AT HOME. Deluxe custom 50’x 30’ professional workshop. Charming 4+1 bed, 3 bath bungalow on 10+ PRIVATE acres 5 mins to Stittsville. $624,900.

2622 County Road 16, Merrickville $209,000 MLS: 841236 & HER USE R HO ESS FO SIN BU




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

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23–25 Albert Street, Smiths Falls $119,900 MLS: 853429


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Kim Mays Sales Representative

MBargaret urniston

1 Main Street West, Smiths Falls 613-205-0999 ST JU TED LIS

Neat as a button, 72’ x 14’mobile home in mobile park with a seasonal view of Mississippi Lake! Two bed, 2 bath, central air, eat in kitchen, large sun-filled living room, large private backyard deck with storage for the yard tools. Paved laneway, new shingles. Curb appeal plus!! Park fees include water and taxes. Pride of ownership abounds. You will be proud to call this “HOME”. $89,900

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868 Kitley Line 1 Rd., Jasper $425 000 MLS: 849392

MLS 846570



CALL ME FOR YOUR SOLD SIGN TODAY! Exceptional 3 brdm, 3 bath end unit town home located in sought out neighborhood. Upgrades throughout! Easy commute to Ottawa – Don’t miss out! Melanie Ferguson Sales Representative O 613-253-4253 C 613-790-9131 Independently Owned and Operated



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$359,900 – 5 unit apartment building, excellent location, fully rented - loaded with character & charm, this yellow brick Victorian was built in 1900 - lots of parking - 3 two bedroom units, 2 one bedroom unit all include refrigerators & stoves - roof reshingled 4 years ago - good basement. Paul Martin 613-264-0123

$899,000 – Built in 1842 the original stone house is of hybrid architectural styles including late Georgian, Neoclassical and Gothic Revival and these stone cottages are seen frequently in the Ottawa Valley - situated on a 4.05 acre lot within Heritage Perth, the main house is approximately 7000 square feet in area and is currently being operated as a bed & breakfast. This 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom home has been a single family estate home through most of it’s history. Paul Martin 613-264-0123


120 Queen Street, Smiths Falls

$129,900 – This is a great buy for the handyman...on beautiful lot backing onto the Heritage Rideau Canal. The dock is in place for your fishing boat and a multilevel deck off the back to watch the boats go by. This story and a half 2 bedroom does need work but would be excellent as a retirement property or a single person. Two driveways on each side of the house connected with a circular offers lots of room for parking. Don’t wait....access to the Rideau is at your back door.

Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

57 Harvey Street

$229,900 – Backing onto the Tay River just across from Stewart Park, this 2 storey home offers 3 bedrooms, living and dining area with large bright country kitchen. This is a perfect starter home, or retirement home with a detached garage and lots of storage area for your garden toys. Off the back of the home is a room with wonderful sunroom potential to sit and watch the water roll buy, Walking distance to downtown Perth, this is a sweet home to make your own!

Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Julie Scotland 613-284-6263


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Brent Laton acclaimed CDSBEO board chair, Lalonde vice-chair EMC News – Brent Laton, trustee for Grenville County and Elizabethtown-Kitley Township, was re-acclaimed to the position of chair for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), at the annual board meeting held Dec. 4. It will be the second term Laton has served as chair, and his 10th year as a Catholic school trustee. “I would like to thank my fellow trustees for the opportunity to return to the role of chair of our board this year,” Laton reÀected. “I will honour the con¿dence you have placed in me. We need only observe the activities going on at this time of year to appreciate that our students are indeed creating a world in God’s image. As trustees, we are the stewards and guardians of this legacy of Catholic education, and we must continue to work together so that our Catholic schools can carry on their exceptional work.” The board of trustees also acclaimed Todd Lalonde, trustee for the City of Cornwall and Glengarry County, to the position of vice-chair, for a second term. Lalonde is entering his seventh year as a Catholic school trustee. “To my fellow trustees and senior administration, it is a privilege to serve our school system, and to be a part of its success, and the accomplishments of our students,” Lalonde said. “We are the shining light of Ontario, and that is a result of the quality of the people in this board. I look forward to a second term as vice-chair, and the opportunity to further the growth of our education system.” Director of Education, William J. Gartland, congratulated Laton and Lalonde. “The annual meeting is a wonderful celebration of our Catholic faith, and an opportunity to renew our dedication to Catholic education,” he said. “I know that both Mr. Laton and Mr. Lalonde share that dedication and it will be a pleasure to continue to work with them in their roles.” The evening began with Mass, which was presided by Archbishop O’Brien of the Kingston Archdiocese. The Archbishop offered his thanks

to trustees and senior administration for the work they do to preserve and protect Catholic education, and blessed all CDSBEO trustees. The 2010-2014 CDSBEO board of trustees: • Ron Eamer – trustee, City of Cornwall and Glengarry County • Nancy Kirby – trustee, Lanark County • Todd Lalonde – trustee, City of Cornwall and Glengarry County • Brent Laton – trustee, Grenville County and Elizabethtown-Kitley Township • Robin Reil – trustee, City of Brockville, Town of Smiths Falls and Leeds County • Karen McAllister – trustee, Dundas and Stormont Counties • Sue Wilson – trustee, Prescott and Russell Counties • Sean Fry – Catholic student trustee, 2012-2013 Director of Education presents annual report Gartland also presented the 2012 Director’s Annual Report to the board of trustees at the meeting. “It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of our board,” remarked Gartland. The report reviews successes in areas such as student achievement, faith development, and program initiatives. “The CDSBEO continues to focus on our strategic plan, and its three goals: achieving literacy for all, living our Catholic faith, and making resources matter,” he said. “Our success resonates in the accomplishments of our students, who continue to excel in their faith, as well as their academic achievements.” Gartland congratulated staff and members of the board, for making the past school year one of progress and action. The director’s annual report is now available for viewing on the CDSBEO website (, and the video version is available to view on the CDSBEO YouTube channel ( Submitted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

Perth Citizens’ Band holds concert Dec. 18 EMC Events – The Perth Citizens’ Band, Canada’s oldest continuing town band, will be holding its annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, located at the corner of Drummond and Harvey streets in Perth. The concert continues the long tradition of a Christmas Concert in St. James started by the band in the mid-1920s. The tradition was revised under conductor Brian Tackaberry in 1993, so this year marks their 20th annual Christmas

Concert in the church. The concert will feature a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music from over the years, and the audience is always invited to sing along with their favourites. The guests this year will be Perth Town Crier Brent McLaren, and local area musicians, Fiddlers & Friends. Admission to the concert is $5 per person or $10 for families at the door. For further information, contact the band website www. or phone 613256-4221.

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The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) held its annual meeting Dec. 4 at the board office in Kemptville. During the evening, Brent Laton, trustee for Grenville County and Elizabethtown-Kitley was acclaimed to the position of board chair, mark-

ing his 10th year as a Catholic school trustee. Todd Lalonde, trustee for the City of Cornwall and Glengarry County, was also acclaimed as vice-chair of the board. Above, from left: Laton, CDSBEO Director of Education William J. Gartland and Lalonde.





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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.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Info: 613-256-8339. Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, December 19, 1:303:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Bingo every Tuesday, 7 pm in Upper Hall of Arena. Sponsor: Carleton Place & District Civitan Club. Info: (613)257-3725. Christmas Party- Dec. 15, Legion. Doors open 2 p.m. Open mike entertainment. Community Home SupportLanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Dec. 14. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Community Home SupportLanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Dec.21. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. C.P. Vendors Market, Sunday Madness -Last Minute Shopping! Open Sunday 10-4, Dec 16, 315 Townline Rd., East (at the A.N.A.F. Club) 613-253-2559. Hospital Dessert Bridge. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. in the hospital board room. Call Linda to reserve a table 613-257-4715. Mechanics Institute- Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Digital TV antennas. In the East Annex, ZionMemorial U.C. 37 Franklin. 613257-5765. Seniors 50 & over, join the Sunset Club for fun and games, trips, etc. Meeting at Legion, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Info: 2578102. Single Parenting Support Group, Saturday, December 15,

Afternoon Quilters meet at Kemptville Library, Monday, December 17, 1:30-3 p.m. to make 24” quilts for the Neo Natal Ward for Premature babies. Info: Pamela Griffin 613-215-0544. Baby Talk- Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Dec 15- Kemptville Legion, 100 Rueben Cresc., breakfast with Santa. 8-10 am. Dec 19- Kemptville Legion Christmas bingo 1-3 pm. Refreshments available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Dec. 17, Wed., Dec. 19, Fri., Dec. 21, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Old Town Kemptville Shopping Night (downtown Kemptville), December 13, 6-9 p.m. Info

Fun and Fitness Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St Andrew’s United Church. Info: Kara (613)2592182. Get WITH It! Mon. Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Legion Br. 395 Birthday Saturdays. Music by local musicians. Light Lunch. Dec. 15. Pickleball, Monday, Dec. 17, 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.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Elise & Company, beef dinner 6 p.m., December 21. Legion. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Good N’ Country, ham dinner 6 p.m., December 14. Legion. Legion mixed darts every Monday evening 7:30 p.m. Merrickville Men’s Dart League, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. held at the Legion. Off the Shelf- Christmas readings and music. The Giocoso Strings. Mon. Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Library. 613-269-3326. StoryTime for ages 6 & underFridays, 10 a.m. Theme: Dec. 14, Christmas! Merrickville Library. 613-269-3326.

Pakenham Civitan Fundraiser- Claxton Fruitcakes. Available until Christmas in Pakenham at Nicholsons, Post Office, Mr. Beef, 5 Span Feed and Royal Bank. Snapshots and Postcards from Pakenham, a DVD of over 150 images from Pakenham’s past, great local gift. Fundraising project- St. Andrew’s United Church. Available: Nicholsons, Pakenham General Store or 613-623-3823 until Christmas.

Boxing Day, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East, Wednesday, December 26. Boxing Day music featuring the “Boxing Day Band”, Hannah & Irvin continue their 12 year tradition. Members’ Lounge open at noon. Brain Injury- Moving on Group, meet at 1 Sherbrooke St., the second and last Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Kathy (613)283-7795. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m. every Thursday evening at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307.

Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with memory loss. Every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30-3:30. Smiths Falls, 4 George St. Includes activities, lunch and in town transportation. Info: 1(800)511-1911. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. 10 Herriott St., Perth. Sponsor: Connections. Free prenatal vitamins, milk, fruit, vegetables. Info: Maureen 257-2779. 1-888-284-2204. Perth Citizens’ Band Christmas Concert, Tues. Dec. 18th 7:30 pm at St. James Anglican Church, Perth, guests “Fiddlers & Friends” and Town Crier Brent McLaren. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. December 14. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)283-8703. Rideau Trail Association, Sun. Dec. 15. Narrows Lock to Miners Point Road. Meet- 11:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Level 2, 11 km. 613-264-1559, dlhbatchelor@ St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St W., Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 15, 4:30-6 pm. Everyone welcome. The Butterfly Fan Club,

Thursday December 20, Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group, Dinner 5:45 p.m. Michaels Table Restaurant, 110 Gore Street. Info: Carleen (613)812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays 5 p.m. at Community Care. Info: Barbara 613-2672040.

4 hand euchre, Friday, December 14th, 7:30 p.m. at Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Rd., North Gower. Light lunch. Info: (613)489-1684. All welcome. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. ASK Holiday Gathering. Thurs. Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. Watson’s Corners Hall. Line dancing, shuffleboard, Wii bowling, potluck lunch. Active Seniors Koalition. 613-492-0291. Blood Donor Clinic. Dec. 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m. St. James Major Catholic Church, 14608 Hwy. 38, Sharbot Lake. Calvin United Church, Dewitts Corners is hosting a “Service of Hope & Remembrance”, December 16th at 2:30 PM. Everyone welcome Candlelight Carol Service St. Andrew’s United Church, Bishop’s

Mills. December 16 at 7:30 p.m. C.A.R.E. Program for frail adults. (Mondays, Lanark, North Lanark Community Health Center) and (Fridays, CPHC Building, 15 Bates Dr.). (613)264-0307. Euchre- Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Rock Springs Hall. Sponsor: L.O.L #434. Fun and Fitness exercise classes for seniors and older adults, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. Fun and Fitness Mondays 9:3010:30, Middleville Community Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Ferguson Falls Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays Lower Mobility Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., North Lanark Community Health Centre. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Monday Night Bingo, December 17 Christmas Extravaganza. Doors open at 6:15, bingo starts 7:15 everyone welcome. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542 Westport. New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance, Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc., Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Music, Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country Band. See RURAL page 19

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Christmas “Snowflakes” Workshop, bring your odds and ends of old fabrics, lace and paper to the Textile Museum on Saturday, December 22, 1-4 p.m. To register call 613-256-3754 x7. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, December 15, Johnny Spinks, 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, Fit as a Fiddle, Every Friday, 10 a.m. Call Home Support 613-256-4700. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, December 18, Transportation and entertainment provided, R. Tait McKenzie Youth Choir. Info: 613256-4700 or Jean 613-257-3296. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte, Christmas Light Tours. Wednesday, December 19 (full) and Thursday, December 20. Info: 613-256-4700. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support) Supper Social. Monday, December 17, 6 p.m. Legion. Entertainment: Twilight Two. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve. Santa’s Breakfast of Champions, Saturday, December 15, 8-11 a.m. Almonte Legion. All welcome. Valley Voices Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. Almonte United Church. Tickets: Baker Bob’s or at the door. Call 613-624-5104.

1-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register at 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Dec. 20.

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At Christmas we celebrate God’s gift of love for us in the birth of His Son. We hope for you and your animal friends, wellness and God’s peace in this season and years to come. For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

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Reserve tickets, 613-489-2697 or 613-692-4122. Pole Walking, Saturday, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. starting at St George’s Church, Clayton. Poles provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: (613)492-0291. Quilting & Sewing Club meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. Quilting & Sewing Club meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. Ruby Tuesdays- information and support group for women. North Lanark Community Health Centre, every other Tuesday, 1:003:00. Info: Sherry (613)259-2182. St Paul’s United Church, Franktown annual Lunch and Bake Sale, Saturday, December 15, 10-2. For advance orders please call 613-257-4345. St. Paul’s United Church in Franktown, Christmas Eve Service on December 24th, 7:30 PM with Rev. Jeff DEjonge.

Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)2844608 or 1(877)383-2070. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)2844608 or 1-877-383-2070. Bingo, every Thursday evening,

7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Bridge Club every Monday night, Legion Br. 95, 7 Main St. E., 7 p.m. Partnership Terry Fagan, (613)283-6393. Christmas Candlelight Service, Sunday, December 23, 10:30, The Salvation Army, Mississippi, Rideau Lakes Corps, 251 Brockville St., sponsor: The Salvation Army (church). Info: 613-283-3563. Christmas Concert featuring Rosedale Singers at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 16, 4 p.m. Cribbage Tournament, Dec. 15, Register 12 p.m., start 1 p.m., Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- December 18, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Glad Tidings and Joy- carols by Candle Light. Presented by Trinity United Church Choir and Guests. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Proceeds: Trinity United Church. Doors open 6 p.m. Jamboree, Open Stage, Dec. 16, menu: Fried Chicken. Music 1-6:30 p.m., dinner 5, Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Prayer Reflections, Monday, December 24, 6:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, Mississippi, Rideau Lakes Corps, 251 Brockville St., sponsor: The Salvation Army (church). Info: 613-283-3563. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, will be at Coffee Culture, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 15. Originals, covers, Christmas carols. Info: Helen (613)2842243. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, meet monthly for encouragement and support. Come share your gift. Info: Helen (613)284-2243.

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EMC News –The Lanark Hay East Fling committee presented the Ontario Federation of Agriculture a cheque for $27,100 the proceeds of its fundraising dance last month in Almonte. Pictured standing are Lyle Dillabough, committee member, Gordon Patterson, director of the Lanark County Cattleman Association, Geoffrey Montreuil, and Brian Hamilton, Ontario

Federation of Agricultural member’s services representative for the Lanark area. Sitting are Ian Sutton, news at Lake 88.8, Norm Wright, owner at Lake 88.8, Dave Cambell chair of the committee, Debra PrettyStraathof, the vice-president of Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Thema Dunlop, committee member and Melissa Ferguson, committee member.


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Lanark County passes budget; reďŹ&#x201A;ects 3.6 per cent increase tial property owners can expect to see an increase of $8 for every $100,000 of 2012 assessment. Tax rates and ratios will be set for 2013 early in the new year. Roads and bridges capital accounts for $5.5 million of the budget. Major capital projects planned for 2013 include $950,000 for the rehabilitation of County Road 16A, parts of Perth and Bridge streets in Almonte and $920,000 on the continued multi-year rehabilitation of County Road 12 between Bathurst Line East and the Playfairville bridge. Warden John Gemmell (Perth deputy mayor) thanked council, senior staff and departmental personnel

porate services chair (Beckwith deputy reeve). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Council and staff have worked hard to balance the need for maintaining our service levels while recognizing taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to pay in tough economic times.â&#x20AC;? Greaves said the challenges in municipal budgeting continue to be competing interests such as maintaining service levels to meet ratepayer expectations; legislation and liability requirements; addressing

the infrastructure deÂżcit; dealing with the Âżscal imbalance due to downloaded services without adequate funding; and the pressure to maintain low tax rates as inĂ&#x20AC;ation rises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The availability of provincial and federal grants continues to decline while costs for wages, beneÂżts, energy and food are rising,â&#x20AC;? he stated. As the four-year budget cycle continues in 2013 and 2014, increasing productivity and reducing costs re-

mains an emphasis in order to achieve long-term sustainability and reduced reliance on reserves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at everything,â&#x20AC;? Greaves said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have made budgeting a year-long process to Âżnd efÂżciencies and to make sure our operating costs are held in check. It also makes it easier to approve at the end of the process because we are working on the plan year round.â&#x20AC;? Submitted by Lanark County.

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Tips for coping with the holidays after the loss of a loved one EMC Lifestyle – For those who are newly bereaved, holidays can be a dif¿cult time. Memories of happier times contribute to the feeling of loss. It is important to know that this is part of everyone’s journey since each of us has experienced their unique losses. When the loss is compounded or recent, it can be more challenging to face a time that is supposed to be ¿lled with cheer. Here are some practical tools for navigating the holiday season where you set reasonable goals, ¿nd new traditions and honour your loved ones past and present. Christmas shopping • Shop early before Christmas is in full swing in the stores. • Consider shopping online, through a catalogue, or at craft fairs. • Enlist the help of others in wrapping your gifts. • Set a budget and stay within it. Family get-togethers • Be honest about your feelings and your needs and share them with those with whom you will be spending the holidays. • Have family members plan the holiday season together. • Don’t set expectations that are too high for yourself or the day. • Undertake only what each family member can handle comfortably. • Leave the word “ought” out of the holidays. • Keep in mind the feelings of your children or family members. • Don’t be afraid to have fun, to laugh, to celebrate. Family holiday traditions • Consider changing your traditional family Christmas note. • Give yourself permission to change family traditions. • Try a new idea when you are ready to hang up Christmas stockings. • Let go of expectations of what Christmas should be. • Rede¿ne for yourself the meaning of Christmas. • Adapt cherished traditions.

• Consider decorating, house cleaning, baking less. Set limitations and do only what is most important to you. • Consider spending the season in a different location. Go to another family member’s home, or go on a Christmas vacation. • Try attending Christmas services at a different time and/ or church. • Consider cutting back on card sending. • Make new memories. Remembering your loved one at Christmas • Buy a Christmas candle in your loved one’s favorite color scent and light it each day through December. • Celebrate your loved one by sharing your memories. Tell stories. • Find a way to memorialize your loss. • Hang a stocking for your loved one in which people can put notes with their thoughts or feelings. • Look at photographs. • Listen to music especially liked by your loved one. • Write a letter to your loved one expressing what you are feeling about him/her right now. Keep it, leave it at a memorial site, or consider a ritual burning. • Visit the memorial site and consider decorating it with a holiday theme. • Contribute to your favorite charity in your loved one’s name. Reaching out to others • Be with family or friends who are comforting and supportive. • Determine to do one special thing for someone else in December. • Ask for support from others. Share your concerns about the holidays with a relative or friend. Accept their help. • Ask for help planning, decorating, and cooking for the holidays. • Consider a potluck meal. • Ask friends or family to help you to create a new ritual this year. • Ask someone to be with you to attend a regular event that is meaningful.

• Be tolerant of your physical and psychological limits. Do what is right for you. • Eat well and drink moderately. • Do things that lift your spirits. • Eliminate unnecessary stress. • Keep yourself physically active. • Spend some quiet time before the rush of the holidays. • Buy yourself a gift – something you need or something you have always wanted. Have someone else wrap it. Don’t wait for the 25th. Open it on a

particularly dif¿cult day. • Give yourself permission to continue grieving through the holidays. Allow yourself to express emotions. Plan time to cry. • Be careful of “shoulds.” • Try to get enough rest – the season is emotionally, physically, and psychologically draining. • Play music that is comforting and meaningful to you. • Light a candle when you are eating your meals alone or taking a bubble bath. • Put music and lights on a timer so that you don’t come

home to a dark empty house. • Put something on to cook in the crock pot when you know you will be coming home late in the day particularly after dark. • Journaling is a way to communicate with your loved one and get your own feelings out. Try setting aside a special time of the day where you can have some quiet. Light a candle and write a letter to your loved one or even your own feelings or activities. Remember: • The anticipation of the holidays without your family

member is often harder than the actual holidays themselves. • Many bereaved persons come to enjoy the holidays again. Community Home SupportLanark County has bereavement programs to support you. Please contact Rebecca Bowie, coordinator, Volunteer Hospice Visiting Service at 613-2676400 extension 28 or for more information. They are supported by the South East LHIN, the United Way of Lanark County and community donations.







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asphalt right off the road, but that was okay. Betty had no desire to drive fast in a $60 car. Toward the end of February, Betty decided to put â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bessieâ&#x20AC;? up for sale rather than spend money on new licence plates and run the risk of having her conk out for good just after the new plates went on. Our older readers will remember the long lineups at the end of February, the deadline for purchasing plates for the new year. A man from Windsor drove â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bessieâ&#x20AC;? around the block, and said she was better than the car he had been driving. Betty wanted $75. The man said all he had was $60. SOLD! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always looking for more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: â&#x20AC;&#x153;OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.â&#x20AC;?

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Christmas cards a tradition we intend to keep mail by the Âżrst week of December so we managed to beat that deadline this time around. Some years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is a panic to get Christmas cards ready in time for mailing. That takes the fun out of the exercise and this time around I was having none of that. I decided to schedule a day to write the overseas cards. It is a lengthy process because I include a personal message with each card. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Christmas tradition we started years ago and by all accounts it is very much appreciated by the recipients. We enjoy receiving cards at Christmas and as our circle of friends has expanded the numbers have gone up. My wife Kathleen tries to display as many cards as she can around the house. Cards from family and close friends receive priority of course. So when the overĂ&#x20AC;ow occurs in the days immediately before the holidays she now uses a little Christmas mailbox to accommodate the rest. Interestingly that mailbox is one of the Âżrst things visitors to our house comment on during the Christmas season. Some people take the cards out and Ă&#x20AC;ip through them to see whose mailing lists we are on. Evidently we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only ones who enjoy Christmas cards. You may have noticed that I am using the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; frequently. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on purpose. To each his/her own. But when it comes to Christmas I have no intention of bowing to political correctness!

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telephones and handheld electronic devices of all sorts are the modern way to communicate. E-mail and text messages are easy to send and there are all kinds of on-line options available if you want to send greeting cards to family and friends on special occasions. I will admit to having done that in a pinch. But only relative to birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. We draw a line when it comes to Christmas. Cards sent through the post are such a personal touch. Sure it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;snail mailâ&#x20AC;? but to be honest I would rather receive a late card in the mail rather than an early electronic message. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t text anyway (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve drawn a line there too) so if you want to reach us you have to use the post ofÂżce, the telephone or our e-mail address.

To me there is something very special about sending and receiving cards at Christmas. We love getting them and we enjoy sending them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tradition we intend to keep. For those who follow the Christmas card program but are caught up in the daily rat race that has enveloped so many today, I highly recommend the approach I took recently. Schedule some time to write out your cards. If you only have the weekend to work with that is still the best approach. This time of year weekends tend to be far busier. The day I sat down to write cards was a quiet one for me and it worked out really well. I sat at the dining room table, a stack of Christmas cards on one side, our address book on the other. I turned on the stereo. Higher than usual because

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Kathy, who hates loud music, was at work. Vinyl is back and I spun Buddy Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 Greatest Hits. Not terribly Christmassy, but some wonderful tunes. Besides, my doctor tells me rock music is soothing. Three hours and three cups of tea later I had accomplished what I set out to do. And under no pressure whatsoever so I enjoyed the experience immensely. Isobelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was Âżrst off the assembly line, in deference to her usual habit of sending Christmas cards early. As I wrote out the cards I could see, in my mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye, the reaction of the people I was writing to. For instance, our friends Jim and Mary Lawrence in Doncaster, England. We met them on a coach tour in Ireland in 2001. Or my cousin Debra Hardy in Shropshire, England. Deb enjoys receiving post cards from wherever our travels take us. But she particularly loves Christmas cards! We send four cards to the Ireton family in West Yorkshire, England. One to our good friends Martin and Wendy in South Kirkby and one to each of their three

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Survivors recount horrific night of Almonte Train Wreck By TIFFANY LEPACK

The Almonte Train Wreck monument (above) will be the site of a special ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the crash on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Inset: Survivor Ed Muldoon. Photos by TIFFANY LEPACK and submitted

great deal of research into the events that transpired that fatal night. The 85-year-old has travelled thousands of kilometres going to a number of local library’s to try and uncover more information. “I can’t get it out of my mind, I’m driven to it,” he said. He currently lives in Kanata and winters down south, but every year he goes back to Almonte to stand in the spot of the crash. His ¿rst memory of the night is everyone was so happy on the train as they were loudly singing in a festive

mood after the 16-year-old boarded the train in Arnprior. “It was fun, it was Christmas and it was a lousy night, cold and raining, but it was joyful,” said Muldoon of the atmosphere aboard the train. “Everyone was feeling good.” He grew up in Fitzroy Harbour and was on his way back to work in Ottawa at the Department of Agriculture. He remembers that the train was half an hour late arriving to Arnprior and he and his cousin Eileen McMahon, wanted to sit in the back coach but the conductor urged them


to push ahead. “He said get in there, at least there was one seat open and she sat down and I was sitting on the arm of her seat. I don’t know why we stayed there,” said Muldoon. “I believe in miracles and the only reason I survived is we were sitting in the third coach from the rear.” After Arnprior, the local train passed through Pakenham but as it was a weekend and a holiday there was no one on duty at the station, something Muldoon considers a fatal mistake. “Don’t you think there

Muldoon was sitting beside a large window facing the station as the train began to slowly leave the station when the troop train made contact. “The side of the coach was gone in an instant and a body went through the open space into the station,” said Muldoon. “…The engine was now in our seats. I guess we Àew literally halfway up the coach to what was left of the front end. I was under the wreckage and was afraid to move. I couldn’t move.” Muldoon was trapped under the wreckage for four hours; only the headlight of the troop train illuminated the night sky. “It just plowed through the wooden car, the local was junk,” said Muldoon. He could hear the people crying for help. “The good people of Almonte opened their doors and arms,” he said. He remembers there was so much wreckage that clean up efforts were only able to work on one side at a time. Although he does not speci¿cally remember how he got out of the wreckage he soon found himself on the hospital train back to Ottawa. The conductor had driven the hospital train backwards and had to stick his head out the window to see where he was going. Years later, Muldoon met the driver of the hospital train in Renfrew and his face See TRAIN page 27



EMC Lifestyle – The Almonte Train Wreck has haunted Ed Muldoon for 70 years. Betty Spinks was never able to ride a train again after the crash. Both are survivors of the Dec. 27, 1942 crash that killed 39 people and injured more than 150 people after a troop train struck the back of a local passenger coach in downtown Almonte. Muldoon, Spinks and the entire community will have a chance to remember the tragic night that changed their lives forever next Thursday night when the North Lanark Historical Society and the Town of Mississippi Mills are host a memorial event to mark the 70th anniversary of the crash. The ‘Memorial Tribute on the 70th Anniversary of the Train Wreck’ will take place on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., at the train wreck monument on Mill Street and Bridge Street. A reception will follow at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Since part one of the history of the train wreck appeared in last week’s edition the Canadian Gazette/EMC has been contacted by six different survivors of the crash. This week we will journey back 70 years ago with the memories from Muldoon, Spinks and Aenid McMaster. For Muldoon, the train wreck has hit him hard this year and he has conducted a

should have been someone on duty at Pakenham?” questioned Muldoon. “I call it killer town. If he was there the train would have been Àagged to stopped.” One of the last stops the train made was in Blakeney. He explained there was a defect in the engine, as it was not used to carrying the extra coaches of the local train. “The engine we had could not get started. It had to back up to get up the grade from a dead start,” explained Muldoon. “It couldn’t get moving, we felt it moving backwards but I thought that was normal. It was my ¿rst time on a train.” He recalls the infamous curve in Almonte and he knows from his research that the troop train slowed down signi¿cantly as it approached the town. “If it did not slow down at the curve it would have hit us at full speed; the green light was on at the roof of the station. Go ¿gure,” said Muldoon. The passengers on the local train sat unexpectedly in Almonte for less than 10 minutes as they were in a hurry to load the new passengers into the extra cars. “It’s Christmas time, wouldn’t you think you would have had equipment to handle the extra cars,” wondered Muldoon as he recalled his account of the story. “The train could not handle the weight and we paid the price.”

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Area birders to join in the fun during 113th Audubon Christmas Bird Count EMC News – Birders and nature enthusiasts in Carleton Place and area will soon join birders across the western hemisphere and participate in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The Carleton Place bird count will be held this year on Thursday, Dec. 27. The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) will once again sponsor this bird count. The count area is a circle centered on the bridge over the Mississippi River in Carleton Place, and includes Almonte, Appleton and Ashton. The Lanark Highlands count, also sponsored by MVFN, will take place a few days later on Dec. 30. Details for both counts

are posted on the website. This year, over 2,000 individual counts are scheduled to take place throughout the Americas and beyond between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. “Each CBC volunteer observer is an important contributor, helping to shape the overall direction of bird conservation,” says Dick Cannings, Bird Studies Canada’s Christmas Bird Count Coordinator. “Bird Studies Canada and our partners at the National Audubon Society in the United States rely on data from the CBC database to monitor bird populations across North America.” Last year, during the 2011 Carleton Place Christmas bird count more than 50 volunteers spent the day ob-

serving birds in the 24 km diameter circle centered at the town bridge; resulting in the recording of over 8,100 birds and 48 different species. The ¿rst Audubon bird count in Carleton Place took place in 1944. The tradition of these CBCs began over a century ago when 27 conservationists in 25 localities, led by scientist and writer Frank Chapman, changed the course of ornithological history. On Christmas Day in 1900, the small group posed an alternative to the side

hunt, a Christmas day activity in which teams competed to see who could shoot the most birds and small mammals. Instead, Chapman proposed that they identify, count, and record all the birds they saw, founding what is now considered to be the world’s most signi¿cant citizen-based conservation effort. Iain Wilkes is the organizer and of¿cial compiler for Bird Studies Canada for the Dec. 27 Carleton Place Christmas Bird Count (which also includes the area of Almonte, Appleton

and Ashton). Georgina Doe will coordinate all of the feeder counts. Volunteers are essential to the success of the CBC. You don’t need to be an expert but it helps to be familiar with local bird species. In any case, participants in the ¿eld counts will be placed in a team led by an experienced birder. You will need a pair of binoculars. For more information or to register, please contact Iain Wilkes at 613-257-1126 or Home residents with bird feeders can also help by list-

ing all birds at your feeder or in your yard on the count day. If you are interested in helping out by counting birds at your feeder, please register with Georgina Doe at 613- 257-2103. At the end of the day, participants on the count teams will return to the Community Room upstairs at Steve’s Independent in Carleton Place on McNeely Avenue for the count-in as well as refreshments. We look forward to the Dec. 27 count and best of the season to all. Submitted by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.

It’s that time of year – if you are sick stay at home 60 per cent of gas pump and more than 40 per cent of escalator rails and ATM machine buttons are highly contaminated, exposing people to illness-causing viruses. That is why it’s important to wash your hands frequently throughout the day to help prevent you from getting sick or spreading illness around the of¿ce. If an employee is feeling sick, it is best that they stay home from work. If staying home isn’t an option, employees should try to minimize the risk of spreading the virus by always coughing and sneezing into their elbow, using hand sanitizer, and washing their hands frequently. Getting their colleagues sick doesn’t just affect them; it could affect workplace productivity and more critically, their loved ones. Children, seniors and people living with a chronic disease are more vulnerable to the Àu and are at a greater risk of hospitalization and death. In order to protect the most susceptible, it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the Àu. Submitted by the Ontario Medical Association.

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was badly dis¿gured from frostbite. He sat on the hospital train in shock from what he had witnessed. “I can’t describe it, the wheels, the wreckage, the bodies,” said Muldoon. “There was a women pinned down with a steel rod through her stomach, there was a woman full of slivers, I will never forget her. These are the things that haunt me. I never wish I saw them.” On the trip back to Ottawa he remembers ‘two suits’ walking up and down the aisle. “They said anyone who could write had to sign a paper, we didn’t know what would happen if we said no. I signed and it said anything in the future I could not bring against the railroad,” said Muldoon. “Apparently that’s what big companies do. They were taking advantage of the people in shock. It was as strange thing.” When he arrived at the station in Ottawa there were ambulances waiting to take them to the Civic Hospital. He survived with only a few scratches. “I’ll never know how we survived. It’s a mystery,” said Muldoon. “It was all so avoidable.” One thing they could have done was to put Àares out in Almonte because the train

was illegally parked to warn oncoming trains. “There was no communication with the extra troop train,” said Muldoon. “We had no idea the troop train was gaining.” Mill worker Spinks was 16-years-old and had been visiting her parents in Arnprior with her sister Gladys Guilmatte for Christmas. They were heading back to Appleton with a friend, June Desarmia, as they all had to work at the Mill on Monday morning. “Mother didn’t want us to go because it was a bad night but we had our taxi waiting for us in Carleton Place,” said Spinks. As the journey continued, they knew they were almost at their stop and kept moving up to the front of their car, they ended up in the fourth car from the back. “The conductors said to go back, but had we gone back we would have never made it,” said Spinks. “I was between the fourth car and I thought we were going to get scolded again and I didn’t want that to happen.” When she felt the impact of the troop train she was pushed forward. “Then I fell back and then the large piece of glass shattered in front of me,” said Spinks. “It knocked Gladys right off the train and onto


Many people feel that the memorial will be a fitting tribute as this summer the train rails have been removed from the Valley line. the track.” Her friend June was lying on the Àoor near the ashtray. Her brother-in-law Earl Yahn came looking for them from Appleton and couldn’t ¿nd them. “He went to the morgue and later said he saw a man with a bar sticking out of his head…It was all terrible,” said Spinks. She said the Lord had other plans for her life and thanks God that now at 86-years-old she can still stand up and recall the tragic events. “I can still see the wreckage. There was a woman

with a fur coat on and her legs were trapped,” she said. “They were pulling dead bodies out and they were shining lights on the pile with whatever they could.” Linda Dregischan contacted the Canadian Gazette/ EMC and explained that her mother, Aenid McMaster, who now lives in Eganville was also on the local train. McMaster was 17-yearsold at the time of the crash and was returning to Ottawa to her government job. “She got on at Snake River, between Pembroke and Cobden … I asked her about it and she said that she was

about halfway up the train and described the old train car that she was in,” said Dregischan. “They didn’t know what had happened and after a while got off to go and see what the hold up was. A train employee told them not to go back so they didn’t.” Other local survivors who have contact the Canadian Gazette/EMC include Art and Noreen Charbonneau from Arnprior, Doreen Bradley from Smiths Falls, Bernard Turcotte from Mississauga/Arizona, as well as Doug Snair and Doris Boese from Arnprior.


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Ontarians show broad support for convenience stores selling alcohol

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A majority of Ontarians from communities all across the province and voters from every political party say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Ontario to modernize its alcohol retailing system to include convenience stores. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The alcohol retailing system in Ontario was designed in 1927 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 85 years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really changed since then. Ontarians, particularly in rural areas, are tired of the long drives and long lines, and lack of convenience,â&#x20AC;? said Dave Bryans, CEO, Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ontarians are very clear: They say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time we moved the discussion forward on modernizing alcohol retailing in Ontario to include convenience stores. This can be done responsibly, and Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chain convenience stores have shown they have the track record to prove it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people who support broader alcohol retailing are New Democrats, Liberals and Progressive Conservatives. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re parents, neighbours and responsible adults who want the same simple convenience that their friends and relatives outside Ontario enjoy. Convenience stores are already offering alcohol responsibly in over 200 Ontario communities and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

time to add onto the existing retailing system to provide more choice and convenience for consumers,â&#x20AC;? he added. Since 2011, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association has led an effort that demonstrated: â&#x20AC;˘ Ontarians support convenience store beer and wine retailing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In July, OCSA unveiled a 112,500 name petition, the largest ever presented at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park, from voters in 220 communities asking for the modest convenience of picking up beer or wine for dinner at their local convenience store. â&#x20AC;˘ Convenience stores are better at age checks than the Beer Store or the LCBO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An independent, third-party mystery shopping study that showed convenience stores were the best at age checks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; better at denying sales of age-restricted products to minors than the foreign-owned Beer Store and the government-run LCBO. When tested with underage secret shoppers (age 15-18), convenience stores scored the highest with an 87.3 per cent pass rate, The Beer Store next with 80.7 per cent and LCBO last with 74.6 per cent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning one in four minors successfully purchased age-restricted products from LCBO, and one in Âżve from The Beer Store â&#x20AC;&#x201C; compared to one in eight for convenience stores.

â&#x20AC;˘ Two-thirds of Ontarians support beer and wine retailing at convenience stores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 2011 Ipsos Reid study that revealed that two-thirds of Ontarians who shop at the foreign-owned Beer Store and government-run LCBO want the convenience of alcohol retailing at convenience stores. About OCSA The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) members are responsible community retailers. Convenience stores sell more age restricted products than any other retailer, and do a better job of checking for age than any other retailer. The OCSA represents convenience stores throughout the province that are committed to Responsible Community Retailing. The OCSA membership comprises nearly 7,500 of the 11,000 convenience stores in Ontario. The convenience store industry represents $13 billion in sales annually in Ontario and employs over 69,000 people. More than three million people visit convenience stores in communities across Ontario every day. Submitted by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association.

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Reprieve for Andrewsville Bridge Tips to help your amaryllis bloom highlights Lanark County Council By PAUL PIETSCH Master Gardener

CAO/Treasurer position approved Council passed a bylaw appointing Kurt Greaves to a new chief administrative of¿cer/treasurer position. Greaves was hired as CAO in May. Last month staff was directed to develop a new job description that would add ¿nancial management responsibilities to the CAO’s position. Organizational changes in the ¿nance department also see the appointment of Jennie Bingley as deputy

Support for Heart and Stroke initiatives: Council passed a resolution in support of the Heart and Stoke Foundation’s “How to Save a Life Cam-

Upcoming meetings The inaugural meeting of Lanark County Council and the swearing-in of the new warden takes place Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. in the county council chambers. For more information, contact 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1501.

EMC Lifestyle - The Amaryllis plant is bought as a bulb, usually in the fall. Plant the bulb half into the soil. Water and fertilize. It will take 6 to 8 weeks for the bulb to Àower. Usually the Àower stalk will grow ¿rst followed by the leaves. All the time you should water and fertilize as required. Keep the soil moist but not wet and fertilize with a liquid fertilizer (all three numbers about equal) at one quarter to half strength every time you water. Less is better than more. Once the Àowers have faded remove the dead petals leaving the green stalk and the leaves. This greenery will now replenish the

EMC News – Drivers continued to ignore warnings during the second week of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Festive RIDE campaign and according to the OPP, motorists who chose driving impaired over making simple alternate arrangements to get home should not be surprised about getting caught. As of Sunday, Dec. 9 (16

bulb so it can Àower again. You can now decide approximately when you want the amaryllis to Àower again. The leaves should stay on a minimum of two months, being watered and fertilized regularly. The longer the leaves are left on the better for the bulb. Remember the timing. Flowering will have ¿nished by the end of January. Two months of greenery will bring it to the end of March. (This greenery time can be extended to as long as you want). The bulb should now be allowed to dry down completely for a minimum of

days into the campaign), the OPP have charged 284 drivers with alcohol related criminal driving offences and issued 275 Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspensions (ADLS) for registering a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between .05 and .08 (known as the Warn Range). The OPP is conducting its annual Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Ev-

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Cycling deaths Council passed a resolution endorsing the recommendations contained in the “Cycling Death Review Report” from the Of¿ce of the Chief Coroner for Ontario. It has authorized correspondence be sent to the province requesting action on the recommendations, particularly the development of an Ontario Cycling Plan to guide the development of policy, legislation and regulations and the commitment of infrastructure funding to support cycling in Ontario. The county has adopted a transportation master plan and is committed to creating safer roads for cyclists and motorists within its communities. Council “supports vibrant, safe, connected communities and encourages the enhancement and overall health and quality of life created through cycling.” The coroner’s report reviewed all accidental cycling deaths in Ontario from 2006 to 2010 and provided 14 recommendations in the area of public safety and death prevention.

paign.” It notes each year in Ontario there are 7,000 cardiac arrests, mostly in public places or homes, and says the survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Ontario is only ¿ve to six per cent. Council has committed to implementing a public education campaign raising awareness around issues such as the ease of CPR training and the use of automated external de¿brillators. It has also resolved to ensure AEDs are placed in all sport and recreation facilities and schools through the Ontario De¿brillator Access Initiative. It is also supported the foundation’s request to change the script for emergency medical dispatchers to “provide the most compelling, clear and mandatory CPR direction in all cases of cardiac arrest.” The resolution is to be widely circulated and the warden is authorized to write the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care advising of the support for amending the script.


Lake 88 Council publicly thanked the Perth-based radio station Lake 88 FM for their community participation and implementation of generators for emergency preparedness in the county. The station, CHLK, was granted a power increase by the CRTC in 2010 to and in 2011 installed a new 2,000watt transmitter to generate a 5,400-watt signal. Its coverage area expanded from 40,000 to almost 67,000 after the power increase, covering most of Lanark County. This April, Lake 88 installed two emergency back-up power systems to run essential station and transmitter equipment, including generators. This gives the station onair availability in the event of a major disaster, along with access to local owners and station personnel, local studios manned throughout the day and the improved signal and coverage area. There are two emergency back-up systems in the event of hydro failures to keep the station on the air.

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EMC News – Lanark County has revisited the issue of the Andrewsville Bridge and has decided to keep it open. provide a maximum of $50,000 over four years to be matched by the United Counties of Leeds Grenville. Council voted to provide a maximum of $50,000 over four years, to be matched by UCLG, to make repairs that would allow traf¿c weighing less than ¿ve tonnes on the bridge. At the same time, funding to replace the bridge is to be sought outside of the levy from sources such as the provincial and federal governments, Parks Canada and through community fundraising. If costs of deterioration over the next four years exceeds the $100,000 invested by the two counties and other funding is not found, the county will recommend reconsidering options. Council also passed a motion that if adequate funding for the bridge is not obtained in ¿ve years that the bridge be closed.

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Local production Spellfury has everything you’d expect in a fantasy

EMC Entertainment – On the weekend I attended a screening for a little something called Spellfury. It’s a sword and sorcery fantasy coming out of Perth, and going out to millions of people on the web. The screening was part of a fundraising campaign the cast and crew are doing to keep their show going, and open a permanent studio in Perth. Spellfury is a labour of love that’s been put on the web in ¿ve-minute episodes since 2008. It’s about an elf named Drunina (Julie O’Halloran) who wields a powerful magic sword. She’s on a quest to avenge the mur-

der of her father, but an evil wizard, Kruskull (Robbie Drebuilt), is out to get her and the sword. Along the way Drunina has a run-in with the rouge Xorn (Ian Quick), she meets the monk Errol (Robbie Drebuilt), and gets chased by demons. Spellfury has everything you’d expect in a fantasy. There’s fairies, monsters, an evil dragon and of course a sassy tavern owner named Velura (Debra Ereaut). Imagine Dungeons and Dragons meets Star Wars meets Monty Python meets a green screen. For the screen writer, director and creator of Spellfury, Travis Gordon, put together the ¿rst season and part of the second into a 45-minute movie. It’s quite a romp through the world of fantasy. Gordon certainly doesn’t let a lack of money get in the way of his creative vision. I liked the story, but I wanted more. I


wanted more background on the characters and their world. I wanted to see how things happen, and not just hear about them. I wanted to see more of the connection between characters and events which wasn’t always clear to me. Though to be fair, the story of Spellfury is still unfolding so I can only hope all will be revealed eventually. The cast really throw themselves into their roles which is hard to do when everything is done with green screens. It’s not easy reacting to things that aren’t really there. All in all it looks like a lot of fun to make, and was a

lot of fun to watch. Talking to the cast and crew afterwards, it was plain to see how much they love this little show. They’ve all committed their time and energy to it. The other thing that’s obvious is how much they respect their leader Travis Gordon. He’s really inspired the talent around him. As one actor put it, for Travis it’s not about ego. It’s about making the best show possible. He has his vision, but he also respects what the actors bring to the table. It’s a very collaborative environment. Spellfury is building a strong following on the web with ¿ve million views

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Jan. 26 toy and collectibles show supports local children EMC Events – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is hosting its annual Collectible Toy Show and Sale at the Almonte Civitan hall on Jan. 26, and everyone is welcome to attend. They are pleased to announce that Gale Real Estate (Royal LePage) has come on board as title sponsor this year. The agency is striving to present a well balanced selection of contemporary and vintage diecast replicas ranging from farm toys, construction equipment to truck replicas. NASCAR, car replicas and other vehicle offerings will also be showcased. Model trains, dolls and doll accessories will also be available to view and purchase, along with many other collectible toys. In 2012, more than 30 vendors and exhibitors participated, with a vast selection of toys and collectibles that appeal to the whole family. Last year’s event drew in almost 300 people from all over eastern Ontario, and many of the same vendors and exhibitors are returning this year to showcase their collections and new items for sale. Mark the date in your books and show up early for the best deals. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is only $5 at

the door, with children under 12 free. There will be door prizes to make this day even more entertaining. The Almonte Civitan Club will have their canteen open for the event. Make it a family affair, stay for lunch, and share memories of your childhood! All net proceeds from the Collectible Toy Show will be used to help continue mentoring programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, a local children’s charity. The agency provides one on one and group mentoring programs for over 300 children throughout the county. The local agency does not receive government funding so it relies on fundraisers such as this one to provide their mentoring programs to local children. Serving children and youth in need has impacts that are far reaching in the community. A growing body of research supports the notion that mentoring is more than just a “nice service,” it is essential to the healthy development of youth: • 78 per cent of former Little Brothers who came from a social assistance background do not rely on social assistance as adults. • Over 80 per cent of former Little Brothers attained at least a secondary school

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Canadian Cancer Society does much more than just fund research EMC News – Bev Arnold’s diagnosis with cancer in late February threw her life into disarray – particularly when she was hospitalized for 10 days, and then discovered she had no way home. The Brockville resident learned in February that she had multiple myeloma, a cancer that starts in the plasma cells of the bone marrow. She had an appointment at the General site of the Ottawa Hospital and was immediately admitted for a work-up. “The doctor wouldn’t let me drive home (after the 10 days),” Arnold explained. “The doctor was a friend of mine – I wasn’t happy with him.” She did ¿nd a friend to drive her home, and then took advice she had received from a social worker at the hospital to call the Canadian Cancer Society for information about its transportation program. Arnold learned that volunteer drivers will drive cancer patients to their appointments and wait for them to ¿nish before driving them home. She initially decided to stay in Ottawa at the cancer lodge attached to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, but when that didn’t work well for her, she took the local cancer society up on the offer for drives. She had heard of the program, with a brother-in-law in British Columbia driving for his branch of the society for many years. They had

never talked about it, but now she expresses her admiration for his dedication and selÀessness. “You have no idea (how much weight has been lifted),” she stressed. “The drivers are wonderful and supportive.” After her initial stay in hospital, Arnold had to return to Ottawa for treatments ¿ve times a month. She has gotten to know three different drivers over the months, and has nothing but praise for them. “I’m on my own, I have nobody – family is far away,” she said. “I did panic, I totally panicked. (The transportation program) was just wonderful.” She admitted that in the past, she had given quite a bit of money to the cancer society and only believed that it went to cancer research. But her own diagnosis with cancer made her realize that research is only one aspect of the Canadian Cancer Society’s mandate. “They have all these other programs,” she said. “I couldn’t get along without them.” Arnold said some of the drivers are more talkative than others, and she has gotten to know the drivers and exchanged family stories. She admitted that she sometimes feels badly for the long hours the volunteers have to spend at the hospital, but one brings a computer and ¿nishes work or watches a movie while he’s waiting. “They really are dedicated,” she stressed. Wheels of Hope

The Wheels of Hope campaign raises money for the transportation program, which helps more than 1,000 clients in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville through the local unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year, the society’s 79 volunteer drivers drove 318,212 kilometres, which each trip costing an average of just more than $60 due to the long distances travelled in eastern Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society averages 24 new clients each month using the transportation program. The average cancer treatment lasts seven weeks, with a minimum of 14 trips. The program cost over $95,000 last year. If you would like to help get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments you can donate to the Wheels of Hope program at www. or by calling 613-267-1058 or 1-800-3672913. The Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to partner with The EMC and BNTV/BrockNews as sponsors of Wheels of Hope. About the Canadian Cancer Society The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. To learn more, visit www. or call the bilingual Cancer Information Service, toll free, at 1-888-939-3333.


EMC News – Above, these young parade participants stay warm as fluffy snowflakes fall during the annual Lanark Santa Claus Parade, held Dec. 8. Local organizations, businesses and groups had floats in the parade, a holiday tradition.

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EMC news - Nominations are open for the 2013 provincial Outstanding Young Farmer award program, which recognizes farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession. By Dec. 15, anyone can nominate a young farmer or farm couple between the ages of 18 and 39 for the title of Ontario’s outstanding young farmer. The nominees must be farm operators and get at

least two thirds of their income from farming. If these eligibility requirements are met, a nomination form must be fully completed and returned to the OOYF co-ordinator by the deadline in order to be eligible for review. A panel of judges will assess the applications on the basis of the farmer’s progress in his agriculture career, her extent of soil, water and energy conservation practices, his crop and/or livestock production history, her ¿nancial and management practices and his contribution to the

well-being of the community, province and nation. The top ¿ve or six candidates will be asked to participate in an interview and presentation process at a regional event where the provincial winner will be selected. From there, the winner will represent Ontario at a national conference, where two honourees will receive Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Award. To nominate a young farmer in your community, visit nominations.html.

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SANTA’S HAPPY HELPERS The O.P.P. Santa barbecue on Dec. 6 in Kemptville brought in $923.81 for the Kemptville Salvation Army. In this photo, Salvation Army Captain Simon Downey helps Santa and Lajla Harlow load up Christmas presents Lajla had donated to the Salvation Army. The Dare to Flash a ‘Stache campaign wrapped up in Morewood on Nov. 30, raising $54,000 for prostate cancer awareness. Page K6

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EMC News – A conceptual plan to be completed next year is set to ensure Kemptville’s Riverside Park grows the right way in the future. Carrying a $20,000 price tag, council set aside just $5,000 for the plan’s creation in the 2013 budget, relying on an Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODP) grant applied for by parks, recreation and culture director Mark Guy for the remaining $15,000. At Monday evening’s coun-

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mond in the park. This would help them secure the 2014 Ontario Junior Provincial Championship; they are already getting set to host the 2013 Ontario Minor Championships in the park next August. The new diamond would also allow the league to enhance its junior program. “How will this (plan) affect the tournament for Little League?” questioned mayor David Gordon during a Nov. 21 budget meeting at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Council was receptive to


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KDLL representatives and urged staff to work with them to come up with a short-term solution. “We’ve had discussions with the gentlemen with Little League regarding their intent and need for a junior diamond,” Guy said. “Since we had that discussion we indicated that you (council) would like to look at Riverside Park as a whole, through a conceptual plan so it can meet the needs of the entire community...and with that we will take into consideration a new junior ball diamond.”

At the Nov. 21 meeting, the matter was discussed again and while a new ball diamond isn’t in the works for next year, due to the conceptual plan, a second option is on the table in South Gower Park. KDLL president Jim Wiggins, treasurer Claire Larabie and Doug Barnett, director of health and safety, were in attendance. Since our initial discussions, they (Little League) have shown interest in the junior-sized diamond at South Gower Park that was never completed. See RIVERSIDE pg K7


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EMC News – The decision on whether to go ahead with upgrades to three surplus North Grenville buildings has been put off until further notice. During the Dec. 3 Committee of the Whole, parks, recreation and culture director Mark Guy revealed a report to council on audits done on the Kemptville courthouse, former Oxford Mills library and the armory building. Completed by Eastern Engineering Group Inc. of Brockville, the audits addressed the state of the buildings and the capital upgrades

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An estimated $876,500 needed for repairs to various municipal buildings in Kemptville and Oxfords Mills. However, in the time between the Dec. 3 discussion and Monday evening’s council meeting, Guy has opted to defer bringing the issue before council for ¿nal approval. He said that upon reviewing the audits, the

municipality’s chief building of¿cial, Randy Wilkinson, had a few questions. “Randy provided me with feedback on the preliminary report by Eastern Engineering so I’d like to submit his information to them before passing the report so I’d like to defer the resolution until further notice,” Guy explained. He indicated that many of the questions are in relation to the inspection of various systems such as HVAC, and also the roof structures of the buildings. “I don’t believe (these questions) will have an impact on what’s already been billed to us but I can’t tell you if the overall capital work proposed for this build-

ings will not.” The audits were prepared using $44,000 set out in the 2012 budget and gives 20-year timeline projections for work to be completed. Not all of the funds were used and Guy is proposing that the remaining $28,500 be used to make critical repairs needed on the three buildings. That includes $10,000 to remove bat guano and seal the attic of the Oxford Mills library; $6,000 to insulate the attic, $2,000 to investigate possible asbestos and lead paint as well as $2,500 to ¿x wiring for the courthouse; and $5,000 to eliminate mold and $2,500 to update wiring at the armory.

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13 to Dec. 20) at the Cheryl J. Brown Centre (Kemptville and District Home Support Inc.). The centre is located at 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Kemptville. For more information on the variety of programming they offer or how to get involved, please call 613-258-3203. Further information, including a full calendar of events, can be found by visiting www. Dec. 13 • Art class from 10 a.m. to noon • Sing’n Swing’n Seniors musical group rehearsal from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14

• Foot care clinic at the centre Dec. 17 • Games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Parkinson lunch at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 • Art class from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 19 • Learning bridge from 9 to 11 a.m. • Noon: Christmas luncheon prepared by the Brigadoon Restaurant. Cost is $9. Dec. 20 • Art class from 10 a.m. to noon • Sing’n Swing’n Seniors

musical group rehearsal from 1:30 to 3 p.m. • Foot care clinic offered at the centre Local and long-distance drivers needed The Cheryl J. Brown Centre is currently seeking local and long-distance transportation drivers to help out during the winter months. Those interested should contact the centre at the number above. Fibromyalgia group breaks for December There will be no ¿bromyalgia support meeting in December at the centre, but meetings will resume once again on Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and continue on the third Thursday of each month.

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KDH hospital administrative residency student wins Michel Lalonde MHA Scholarship EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On Dec. 7, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) administration residency student Julia Koulik was awarded the prestigious Michel Lalonde Master of Health Administration (MHA) Scholarship from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Koulik is a student in the Telfer MHA program, currently completing the residency component of the curriculum at KDH. The scholarship, which honours former Telfer School Executive-in-Residence and alumnus Michel Lalonde, is awarded annually to a student in the MHA program who exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, manifested through academic excellence and engagement in extracurricular activities. According to Brian Malcolmson, director of the Telfer MHA program, the deciding factor in choosing Koulik was â&#x20AC;&#x153;what Lalonde admired and demonstrated himself: a true energy and passion about health care and leadership.â&#x20AC;?

The award was presented to Koulik by Lalondeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, Denise, who congratulated Koulik on her â&#x20AC;&#x153;potential for a wonderful career in health care management.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so honoured and humbled to be chosen for the Michele Lalonde Scholarship,â&#x20AC;? said Koulik. In accepting the award she challenged everybody in the room to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get crazy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the Steve Jobs way of thinking that you can change the world!â&#x20AC;? The scholarship was awarded at a reception at the Telfer School at the end of a day of presentations by this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduates in the MHA program. KDH chief executive ofÂżcer (CEO) Colin Goodfellow was on hand to watch the presentations, and was delighted to see his hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residency student singled out to win an award for health care leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very afÂżrming for our small hospital,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the best of the best choose to work here.â&#x20AC;? Catherine Van Vliet, KDHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of patient services

& integration, spoke about Koulikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution to KDH during her residency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julia has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities during her time at KDH, taking a leading role in the development of a program to bridge the gaps in diabetes care and improve population health,â&#x20AC;? she said. About KDH Kemptville District Hospital is a fully accredited healthcare facility committed to building healthier communities. We are distinct within the provincial health system as a model of hospital-led integrated health services. We operate on two sites and provide primary care management services, acute care hospital services, advanced orthopaedic care and pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. KDH consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. Submitted by Jenny Read, communications, Kemptville District Hospital.

EMC News - Residents of Merrickville-Wolford are getting ready for their annual Road to Bethlehem event. The annual Christmas treat in the village recreates the original walk to Bethlehem by Joseph and Mary as they made

their way ultimatly to a stable and the to the birth of Christ. The walk begins at the Merrickville Post OfÂżce at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 16. It goes from the post ofÂżceStarting down the street to the Blockhouse park where visi-

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Complete book on Canadian mammals well worth waiting for By JOSEPH MORIN

EMC News - From the smallest to the largest, the Natural History of Canadian Mammals has captured this formidable range of mammals that mostly inhabit a Canadian landscape many of us know little about. Written by Donna Naughton and populated with colour drawings of all of the known 215 species of mammals in Canada, the 784-page book has become a necessary companion to scientists, students and anyone interested in gaining a greater appreciation of these natural wonders. The book was written with the layman in mind, as well as the scientist, and features in-depth descriptions of the physical characteristic of Canadian mammals as well as their ecology and the behavior of individual species along with detailed illustrations and sources for further reading. The kinds of tracks made by each mammal is also included. The Natural History of Canadian Mammals as a magni¿cent work, dedicated to the creatures it is devoted to, more than surpasses the scholarly demands of scientists from around the world. But just as importantly, the book is the result of Naughton’s commitment and determination to see her project through over an enormous distance of politics, time and changing values within the Canadian museum environment. Naughton, a biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, collected the drawings and illustrations for the book over the past 30 years. She has had the pleasure to pursue her love of mammals throughout her career and was a principle

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Enjoy and learn from the hundreds of wonderful drawings in the book. contributor to Mammals: An Explore Your World Handbook and the Handbook of Canadian Mammals series. The completion of the book has been her dream since she started to pull the material together into one place back in 2001. Naughton now lives on Barnes Island on the Rideau River just outside of Kemptville. Before then she lived in Ottawa in the Alta Vista area for 25 years. When she retired from the Canadian Museum of Nature she found her new home here. Her story and the voyage she took that brought her to Kemptville and the end of an exciting career at the museum had humble beginnings. “We do not know everything we think we know,” Naughton explained. In 1974 Naughton was 22 years old and just ¿nishing off

her degree at Carleton University. Once graduated she became a Mammalogist. She had been invited to the Canadian Museum of Nature for a behind-the-scenes visit. It was of course one of her favourite places to be. “I went into their collection area and I was blown away,” she remembers. “I fell in love with the mammal collection.” On the way out of the museum after the visit she was offered a job. At that point the seeds for the The Natural His-

tory of Canadian Mammals had been planted. Wanting to share the joy she experienced from understanding how the natural world worked especially the world of mammals, Naughton choose to write all of her descriptions with the non-scientist in mind. The result is a perfect mix of scienti¿c information distilled down a language that caters to both mindsets and experiences. The Natural History of Ca-

wanted to do it,” she says. The next step as the design and concept of the book evolved was to keep up the pace of collecting information and preserving what had already been collected. “All the mammalogists knew what I was doing,” says Naughton. Biologists across Canada would keep Naughton aware of any updates or new information. The book became a decades-long collaborative work between Naughton and the Canadian scienti¿c community. The ¿nished product is everything she could have hoped for. “I wanted people to be amazed at the mammals that were out there,” she says. From the tiny predatory Grasshopper Mouse, to the elegantly lightweight Western Spotted Skunk then to the intriguing and notorious Killer Whale, Naughton has succeeded in bringing home to Canadians the rest of the family they live with but often forget. The Natural History of Canadian Mammals is available at any Chapters book store as well as at the Canadian Museum of Nature boutique. The price in the bookstores is $69.95. At and the book costs $45. It is also available at the North Grenville Library in Kemptville.

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nadian Mammals can double as a coffee table book, a biologist’s handbook or as a quick reference for anyone falling in love with the Canadian outdoors and all the small and large mammals that inhabit it. “I had to make it as user friendly as I could,” says Naughton. “I put a lot of thinking into it but at the same time authentication.” Naughton comes by her love of mammals the honest way with a grandfather who was a cottager. He would take her on many of his ¿shing trips. She remembers how in 1993 her boss at the time (Stan ) C.G. van Zyll de Jong had already been working on some kind of version of her book. In fact she had been helping him collect drawings and information as far back as the 1970s. Starting off in the right direction and in the right way was Naughton’s ¿rst of many challenges. She decided to begin with bats. She organized her research and writings along with drawings into a template and sent it off to a professor friend of hers named Brock Fenton. “He gave me a few pointers,” she remembers. For the most part Fenton liked what he saw and Naughton had con¿rmation that she was on the right rack. “I knew what I wanted to do and how I


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Flash A ‘Stache raises $54,000 for Winchester, Ottawa hospitals

EMC NEWS - A little daring has gone a long way. The Dare to Flash a ‘Stache campaign wrapped up in Morewood on Nov. 30, raising $54,000 for prostate cancer awareness. Half of the money will go to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation and the other half will support the Da Vinci robotic surgery machine at the Ottawa Hospital, which is used exclusively to treat prostate cancer. Tom Clapp, a prostate cancer survivor and co-chairman of the event’s organizing committee, said he was taken aback by the fundraiser’s success. “The amount of money was a big surprise,” Clapp said. “We didn’t set any expectations because we didn’t know what to expect.” More than 130 people made up 21 teams across south Ottawa and the Winchester area, including a number of volunteer ¿re¿ghter teams. Throughout the month of November, the Eastern Ontario prostate cancer awareness committee encouraged participants to grow and groom their moustaches to raise funds and awareness about prostate cancer. Of course, such an event wouldn’t be complete without a little friendly competition and over the course of November men fought to be dubbed the best moustachioed man in town. In the end, Winchester

resident Leonard Kelly took home the title with a standing ovation from the 100 people who attended the wrap-up party. Kelly lives at the Dundas Manor long-term care home in Winchester. Fundraising kudos were also awarded. The Winchester volunteer ¿re¿ghter team, Suf¿cient Manpower, was the highest team fundraiser, collecting $5,015. North Stormont Mayor Dennis Fife raised the most of any individual, collecting $4,120 overall. On the ¿nal day of the campaign, organizers received a big boost when Rideau Auctions owner Hunter McCaig presented the committee with a cheque for $6,375, which had been raised through silent and live auctions at the business’s annual staff appreciation evening. Local real estate agent and prostate cancer survivor Butch Oldford did not shave his beard or moustache for the campaign, but saved the 35-year-old facial statement for the wrap-up evening so it could be shaved off by the highest bidder. Each bidder was obligated to donate their bid even if they didn’t win. By the time South Glengarry Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon stepped up to help Oldford shave, another $1,000 had been collected. Clapp said the fundraising will continue until midnight on Dec. 31, at which point the 2013 website will go live and teams can begin fundraising for next year. The Dare to Flash a ‘Stache

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who wanted to do something locally and we wanted to be in control of where the funds would go,” said Clapp. Clapp said a major goal of this campaign was raising awareness about regular checkups and recognizing early signs.

“Every man over 40 should be having regular check ups,” he said. “Even myself, I was really ignorant about prostate cancer before I had it and then it was information overload once I had it.” While awareness is a hard

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They are willing to go back to that and take a look to see if they can use it for their baseball season in 2013 and as a possible option for their tournament in 2014,” Guy stated. “We (staff) will try and work with them and see if we can accommodate their needs until some decisions are made at Riverside Park,” he continued. “That’s my recommendation.” Councillor Barb Tobin agreed with Guy’s perspective. “I think council really needs a conceptual vision of what’s being talked about (for the park)...if we’re going to add a new diamond in Riverside Park, then we should do it properly so we can use it.” However, Tobin wanted to ensure other budget submissions by the community, including the Kemptville Lawn Bowling Club (located in Riverside Park) for funding to upgrade their facilities, and a suggestion for the creation of a splash pad, not be forgotten. “...(Those submissions) are just another indication that we should be looking at that park, because we’re getting information from that community that they want this or that,”

Guy answered. “(The new diamond) would only be considered after the conceptual plan was completed,” pointed out chief administrative of¿cer (CAO) Brian Carré. Council was receptive to working with KDLL to retro¿t the junior ball diamond at South Gower Park to suit their needs, but councillor Terry Butler wanted to know the costs upfront. “How much would it cost to get the diamond in that park up to snuff?” he asked. Guy said he wasn’t certain, but for 2013, all the diamond really needs is a backstop. “They (KDLL) don’t feel that it would take an awful lot of money to retro¿t to use for the coming season, but for the 2014 championships, they would need an out¿eld fence,” he stated. Wiggins added that the absolute cut-off date to determine whether the league can take the 2014 championship would be in September 2013. “But when would you have to start building a ¿eld to have it ready (for the 2014 championships)?” questioned councillor Tim Sutton.

Early spring 2014 would be the latest date, Guy said, noting that he doesn’t think any work could be done before then. “Whether we retro¿t South Gower Park or put a new diamond in Riverside Park or retro¿t the park somehow, I don’t see us being able to do anything there until 2014,” he remarked. “Once we do the plan, there will be a detailed design and costs associated and we can present upgrades for the park and what we want to do. These are things that could take place over a three to ¿ve year period and we could bring the baseball diamond forward as a priority.” It is expected that a request for proposals (RFP) will be sent out in early 2013 to begin the process. “We want to start in April and hopefully we’ll have the plan wrapped up by September. I expect the consultant will want to speak with the Little League and other groups using the park and there will be public consultation...for thoughts and ideas with respect to Riverside Park to get a feel of what they’d like to see in the park,” Guy

concluded. “...No disrespect to Little League, but that park is not just about baseball. It serves the community.” Announced Nov. 28, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will be partnering with the municipality on the plan, as North Grenville District High School’s (NGDHS) running track in the park will be a key feature of the plan. A meeting was hosted Nov. 22 by Gordon, where municipal and school board representatives came together to discuss the possibility of working together. “The municipality and school board met (Nov. 28) to discuss building a stronger relationship to ensure that all future projects build upon this renewed partnership,” noted UCDSB trustee Lisa Swan in a press release. “To achieve that we need to ensure that politicians work together and that staff work together to achieve common goals.” “We look forward to working with the North Grenville staff. We’ve always enjoyed a great working relationship with them,” added David Thomas, UCDSB director of education.

Council approves zoning for mini-storage and gym operation on Van Buren Street

EMC News – A proposed new 10,000 square foot ministorage facility and gym operation for Van Buren Street has cleared a hurdle now that North Grenville council has endorsed a zoning bylaw amendment for the property. Council passed the recommendation during Monday evening’s regular meeting after it was discussed during a public meeting at the Dec. 3 Committee of the Whole. The property, located at 639 Van Buren St., is the site of a former fuel storage facility (which has been removed and cleaned up) and the land is currently designated economic enterprise (industrial), but the applicant, COG Holdings, wishes to change it to business enterprise. Economic enterprise lands are designated in order to allow for economic development opportunities in areas outside of the downtown and highway commercial areas. It is designed to encourage a mix of uses. According to senior planner Phil Gerrard during the Dec. 3 meeting, the mixed use 10,000 square foot industrial mini-storage operation and commercial gym and of¿ce business, requires a zon-

“While the existing industrial zoning permits the type of warehouse function, which is being proposed for part of this development, other commercial uses such as a gym or fitness facility are not permitted uses in that zone category,” PHIL GERRARD

ing amendment. “While the existing industrial zoning permits the type of warehouse function, which is being proposed for part of this development, other commercial uses such as a gym or ¿tness facility are not permitted uses in that zone category,” Gerrard explained in his report to council. “Therefore, the owner has applied to have the zoning

amended in order to permit a wider range of more committed style uses.” The building will be serviced on a private well and septic system for the time being, but once municipal water and sewer services are extended to Van Buren St., they will be forced to hook up. “There is a new well in the east quadrant at the Rosewater development and wa-

ter services will come down County Road 19 and connect at Bridge St. and Van Buren, which is right in front of that development,” explained Forbes Symon, director of planning and development. Councillor Terry Butler wondered if the building would be serviced by a septic system or holding tank as he was concerned about the water consumption with showers and bathrooms required in the gym. “It (facility) will have a septic system, not a holding tank,” Symon said. “It will be a system with a (weeping) bed like you have at your house.”

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Gerrard also pointed out that the mini-storage aspect will take up the largest portion of the facility.


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MC Editorial – And you thought kids were poorly behaved? Looking across the county border into Ottawa, we saw ¿rst-hand how fellow parents are suffering as a result of the ongoing, rotating, one-day strikes across the province. Earlier in the week, students in the Timmins area got a day off, as did students in Avon-Maitland, in the Stratford area. Toronto will be getting their strikes today (Thursday), as will neighbouring Renfrew County. And our time may yet come. Already we’re seeing the ¿rst signs of the circus coming to town. Students at Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute staged a sit-in this past Tuesday to show their displeasure at how they felt their teachers were being played by the provincial government. These rotating strikes are a major detriment to parents, some of whom may have had some sympathy for the teachers, but now, because of lost wages, impromptu, unscheduled take-your-kid-to-workdays, and animosity between staffers and bosses over the inconvenience, that well of sympathy is running dry. It’s interesting, however, to see Education Minister Laurel Broten threaten to legislate teachers back to work, if necessary. If her outgoing boss is able to prorogue the legislature for half-ayear, why can’t teachers shut school down for a day here and a day there? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Too bad the teachers can’t legislate Dalton and his crew back to work to face the music at Queen’s Park. But this leads to a bigger question. Can’t we all just get along? When did it become so impossible to seal the deal, let alone compromise? Why are we so keen to be seen as ideologically pure? Steven Spielberg’s latest offering, a biopic on the life of Abraham Lincoln, detailed how America’s beloved rail-splitter president was able to make enemies into friends. Heck, he even appointed his bitter Republican rival, William Seward, to his cabinet. Like making sausages, the process for making laws and forging compromises may look unappealing, even unappetizing, but if both sides are willing to bend – and walk away not entirely satis¿ed, in all honesty – then a deal can be made for the greater good.

Strange and wonderful animal behaviour


MC Lifestyle I think there is some truth to the idea that the bigger an animal is, the more nervous and cowardly it is. Look at the elephant and the mouse. Misty, our big Belgian horse, is a case in point. The Farmer was planning to practice his coyote aim so he got some old metal barrel lids and propped them up in the pasture. The horse and donkey came out of the barn, stopped as they always did to survey their kingdom and…what the heck is that?! As soon as they spotted the barrel lids they got nervous. Those weren’t there when they went into the barn last night. What could they be? The Farmer and I heard the snorting and hoof beats from the house. Donkey and Misty were alternating between running in circles and stopping short to stare in the direction of the threatening barrel lids. They both snorted as if to dare the lids to make

a move. “Your Donkey is an idiot,” said the Farmer. “Well your horse is a big chicken,” I responded. I spent the next few minutes talking to the animals, telling them the lids wouldn’t hurt them. They decided it would be safer to go back into the barn for a while. Give the lids a chance to retreat. A few hours later I looked out the kitchen window to see Donkey tentatively snif¿ng the lid and jumping when his nose made contact with the cold metal. Misty watched in fear from the hedgerow. My brave, beautiful beasts. The barn kittens come into the house every morning and go straight down to the basement to eat and drink. Then they come upstairs and wind around my legs while I’m trying to do yoga. This is a learned behavior, called ‘be as annoying as possible and she will give you a cat treat before kicking you back outside’. I don’t want the cats chas-

The Accidental Farmwife Diana Fisher ing each other all over the house, crashing into things, and the only way you can get them back outside is to lure them by shaking the bag of Temptations cat treats. So we go through this routine every morning. At least the kittens are braver than the horse. I’m pretty sure there are claw marks in the hardwood where

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Junior kitten dug in to stop himself when he was tearing through the living room and suddenly came upon the lit Christmas tree. But it only took him about ten seconds for curiosity to overcome fear. He sniffed the tree, stuck his paw in the water pail, batted two of the ornaments onto the Àoor and now he is asleep underneath it. Wilderness in the house. The best of both worlds. Ginger had her calf a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have been going out to visit, trying to get safely between mama and calf so I can lay hands on the young one and get her used to my smell. It’s much easier to care for a cow if you start when they are young. Ginger will have nothing of it. She has eyes in the back of her head. Every time I take a step in the direction of her young one, she reels around and tosses her head threateningly at me. I saw how she tried to crush the Farmer against the wall last year so I’m taking her threat seriously.

But I’m not giving up either. Maybe in a few weeks I can introduce the little one to sweet feed. Mocha, my tame cow, had her calf yesterday. She allows me to pet and scratch her little one, while she calmly stands beside us and eats. She even let me feel her udder, which I think is a little hard. We will have to watch to ensure the little one is suckling. I’m heading out to the barn later with some apples for the new mother. They are her favourite food. Cody has been trying to tell me something lately. At 14 years of age, it could

be any number of things. He gets glucosamine for his aching joints but I think it’s stomach related. For some reason he thinks this ailment means he should lie on the couch. He has never attempted this before. I keep putting him back on the Àoor on his Àeece and when I turn around, there he is again, on the couch. I really do wish the animals could talk and understand, some days. It would make life much easier. You can reach the Accidental farmwife at diana¿

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Former mayor questions retaining surplus buildings in North Grenville DEAR EDITOR: A major increase in local property taxes has just been announced. I’ve just read (off a local website) that we are going to use last year’s surplus funds to upgrade heritage buildings. If memory serves me correctly we were to sell both the old ¿re station and Oxford Mills library to offset costs of the new library. What happened to that council decision? The election, I guess. Why invest more money in the Oxford Mills library when it was supposed to be closed? If the Heritage folks want more money then let them fundraise for it. If you are looking for a use for the surplus then I suggest two possibilities; repair some of the terrible streets in the urban area or, apply the surplus against this year’s requirements. There is nothing council can do about OPP funding. Members of council can and will postulate and express righteous indignation while

BIG DADDY COMES THROUGH Big Daddy’s Cowpaddy is a not for profit motorcycle club based in North Augusta. The club held a toy run and a rodeo and poker run to raise funds for Christmas. Members of the club presented the Kemptville Salvation Army with a cheque for $550 on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Left to right are: Susie Kinghorn, Greg Kinghorn, also known as Big Daddy, Kathy Dorion and Captain Simon Downey.

education process is to encourage other businesses and community members to help out to the best of their abilities.” As part of Kemptville Meadows’ new challenge to donate funds to the hospital, Brisebois and project manager Fred Heller are planning to speak to community groups – including the local builder association and individual builders and directly to other prominent businesses and individuals to encourage them to make any sort of contribution to the hospital within their means. “It doesn’t matter whether


you’re a big company or small, a private citizen who can contribute a large sum of money or someone who can only afford to donate $5. It all helps to move us that much closer to the goal of making sure our hospital continues to provide top notch services,” notes Brisebois. To learn more about Kemptville Meadows’ support program for the hospital, you can contact Kemptville Meadows directly at 1-613-366-2007 or email Submitted by Bullpen PR for Kemptville Meadows. R0011802117

EMC News – In the wake of last week’s announcement that Kemptville Meadows is committed to raising $24,000 in support for the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH), Kemptville Meadows builder and president of L.A. Group, Gilles Brisebois has announced a friendly challenge for other businesses and citizens in the area to throw their support behind the hospital. “The reason we announced our commitment to raise money for the hospital’s mammography program and emergency ward in the ¿rst place, is they’re two critically important core services for the community,” observes Brisebois. “But aside from doing our part to give back to the community, our goal is to raise awareness for just how critical these and other KDH services are. And part of that

    St. James Anglican Church, Clothier Street West, Sunday Service 8:00am First and Third Sundays 9:15 am every Sunday Reverend Matt Kydd 613-258158 Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville. Sunday services: 10:00am and 6:30pm. Sunday School during service. Reverend Steven Kohls.

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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. Paul’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. Children’s Liturgy during 11am Mass. Father Andrew Shim.

The Anglican Parish of Oxford. E  :?9><C *07.:80H G '> 9/<0A=  ,<<0>>:9 G '> %0>0<=  #:<>3 ?2?=>, G '> Anne’s - Oxford Station. The Reverand Matthew Kydd, 613345-2022.

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 St. John’s United Church, Morehouse, Phone 613400 Prescott Street 10:00 AM 258-3665 Sunday Service with a nursery and Church school. Rev. Lynda Southgate Community Church Harrison officiating. Offices 1303 French Settlement Rd., open Tues 8:30 am - 4 pm, and Kemptville. 9:00am 9:30 and 10:40am. Wed - Fri 8:30 am - 12 pm. Phone 613-258-3259 or e-mail Ben Last – Lead Pastor Calendar of events available at www. Bishop's Oxford Pastoral Charge. Service at 10:30 am, 1st. & 3rd Building is fully accessible. Sundays at St. Andrew’s United Kemptville Christian Reformed Church Bishop’s Mills, 2nd & 4th Church. (2455 County Rd. Sundays at Oxford Mills United 18/Clothier St. W) 10:00 a.m Church. Minister - Reverend and 6:30 p.m. (call for details) Martin Carnahan Sunday Services. Children’s Worship during morning ser- The Anglican Parish of Oxford vice, Sunday School following “A BIG Country Welcome” St. Andrew’s Garretton, 11:00am a.m service. 613-258-5008 second and fourth Sundays St. HARMONY COMMUNITY Anne’s Oxford Station 11:00am CHURCH, 12010 Ormond First and third Sundays Road, Winchester. Sunday Reverend Matt Kydd 613-258Service 9:15am Adult Bible 1584 Class10:30am Morning Worship 613-774-5170 Rev. D.B. North, Pastor.

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making appropriate noises but in the end the OPP will get what they want and there is nothing we can do about it. Commercial development and residential growth that took place during the years 2004 through 2010 resulted in considerable additional taxes for the municipality; where is it going? Social projects? I was not a supporter of social programs while on council. I continue to feel that “special interest” expenditures beyond the “grants” program should be self-supporting by the group that wants the activity. Where is all the new ¿nancial management the mayor promised? All I can see is that the “sizzle” has died out and not much new other than social programs is forthcoming. Tough times mean more effort and that doesn’t translate into additional councillors!

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

Romans 15:13


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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY to Christena Thompson December 19, 2012 Friends and family gathered at Tena’s house for an early birthday celebration. Love the family XXOO

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY Gord Rutherford Thursday Dec 13, 2012 With love from your wife Marlene P.S. Fellow Perthites, if you see “The Tomato Man” out for his daily walk please feel free to wish him a Happy Birthday!

(ARDY (ARDY ,ET´S0ARTY Happy 60th Birthday Bill December, 18th Love: Sharron Becky, Mark, Noah and Darien Sara, Mike And Landon

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY Elford Giles Please join us with Elford’s famiy and friends in celebrating this wonderful occasion. An open house with tea and sandwiches will take place on Sunday, December 23 from 2-4pm at the Almonte Civitan Hall 500 Almonte Street, Almonte Best Wishes Only!


HAPPY BIRTHDAYS Alfred Gordon Don Gordon 73 years 50 years December 14 December 12 Don’s wife Debbie December 12 Alfred’s grandson Joshua Gordon 18 years December 10

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY Kenneth Moore December 19, 2012 Lots of Love, From All Your Family

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS DECEMBER 13th Great-Grandson Bryce Fritz, age 1 Great-Grandmother Muriel Steele, age 99 Love from the Steele, Fritz and Durant families (1 + 99 = 100) CRAMPTON - Landen McKinley Crampton was born August 21, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Happy parents are Alex Crampton and Lauren McCuistion. Fifth time grandparents Paul and Audrey Crampton of Perth and first time grandmother Diane McCuistion of Lake Tapps, Washington are equally happy to welcome a new addition to the family. Landen joins a growing troop of grandchildren in Ontario and begins a new group on the West Coast.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Keith and Cindy McIntosh of Clayton Are very pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Melissa Julianne McIntosh to Justin Robert Austen Hemsley Son of Mark and Diedree Hemsley Wedding will take place July 13th, 2013 in Clayton

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHIPP & JULIE WHYTE (nee Choffe) On their marriage August 10, 2012 They enjoyed a remarkable holiday at The Memories Flamenco Beach Resort, Cuba Best wishes & Love from their families

CARSON - Lucas and Hannah are delighted to announce the birth of their precious baby boy Jace Lucas Carson, on August 10, 2012. Proud brother Bryce Carson. Adoring Grandparents are Jeff and Sharon Nault and John and Susan Carson. THE EMC - 41 - Thursday, December 13, 2012

Michael and Jennifer Reynolds along with proud grandparents Bob and Joy Christie of Carleton Place and Fiona and David Reynolds of Peterborough ON, wish to announce the arrival of Liam Robert David - born November 16th, 2012 at the Almonte General Hospital weighing 9 lbs 9.6 oz. Liam is also the first great grandchild of William & Jean Simpson and Lois Reynolds all of Peterborough ON. Special thank you to the wonderful nursing staff and to Dr Deschenes and Dr Stillman of the Almonte General Hospital for his safe arrival.

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.

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Thank you I would like to thank Mervyn and our family for the wonderful birthday party they had for me. Thanks also to everyone who came and those who sent cards, gifts and good wishes.

On behalf of myself and my family I wish to thank the many persons who visited Perth-upon-Tay Branch 244, The Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday the 1st day of December to celebrate with me the occasion of my 92nd birthday. Many thanks for the best wishes, cards and the verbal felicitations. It was indeed an absolute honour to participate in the portent for the future. I look forward to the many happy days that await me. Sincerely, Eric H. Devlin

Lois Armstrong and family would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt thank you to their Kemptville community. During this trying time of Ron’s brief illness, this wonderful community has been extremely supportive. The Nursing staff, Physicians and Administration staff at KDH provided compassionate and attentive care to both Ron and his large family. Thank you. Friends of the family have been so supportive with their words, prayers and endless supply of gastronomic goodies. Thank you. It has been a comfort to know that so many have been so generous with their time and thoughtfulness, it warms our hearts. Lois Armstrong and Family

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THANK YOU The family of the late Ann Marie Himmelman would like to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours, also to the Rideau Lakes Police Detachment and the Westport Fire and Rescue Service for their professionalism following the tragic loss of a loving wife, mother, sister and nanny. A very big thank you to Blair and Son Funeral Home for their expert guidance to the family during this difficult time. We would also like to thank Father Rod McNeill for his spiritual uplifting - including frequent visits to the family home. A special thanks to the ladies of St. Francis Church, for their prayers, kind words and luncheon, also to the readers during the service, the pallbearers and all members of the clergy and to the caregivers who took care of Louise. The many cards, donations, condolences online, flowers and the many people who attended the services was a testament to a much loved beautiful person. The family is devasted by the loss, but the outpouring of emotion by everyone has helped greatly to heal our hearts and minds. The Himmelman family

In hospital in Perth in the presence of his daughter, his mother and his sister on Monday, December 10th, 2012 at the age of 62. Loved father of Brandy Strang and Grandpa of Brittany and Taylor McDougall. John was the dear son of Margaret (Thomas) and the late Jack Strang. Dear brother of Debbie Strang and the late Janet Fletcher who predeceased him in April of 2012. He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Bob Fletcher, his nephew Matthew Fletcher and niece Kimberly (Trevor) Eeg, great nephew, nieces, many cousins, friends and all his family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth, on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. 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

Miner CARD OF THANKS We, the family of Patricia L. (Patsy) Pratt, would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to family, friends, and neighbours for their love, support, prayers, and concern during mom’s illness. For the numerous cards received, flowers, condolences and donations. Thank you for the visits at home and in the hospital. For the abundance of food received at home, and at the Maberly Hall following her service. We are thankful to those who organized the food before and during the reception. A heartfelt thank you to Uncle Ronald Pratt for everything he has done for mom and continues to do for us. To Julie who gave the eulogy that will never be forgotten. Thank you for spending the time getting to know our mom. We will always treasure the part you played in the lives of our parents. Thank you to the nurses and doctors who cared for mom over the past 2 ½ years and before. To Rev. Jim and Doreen Smith for the visits with mom and for officiating the service. And to Blair and Sons for their professionalism, kindness and understanding. Mom was loved by many. God Bless. Robert, Trish, Breanna and Teagan Cindy, Norm, Cecilia, Benji, Andy and Sara, Willow, Leo and Marley Dennis, Joan, Kelsey and Sam Janet, Cassandra, Josh and Cody

Ernest “Ernie” Miner Passed away peacefully at Kemptville District Hospital on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Fern (nee Crawford). Loving father of Nicole (Everett McNeely) and cherished ‘Papa’ of Gavin. Ernie will be sadly missed by Everett’s brother Dwayne McNeely, whom has been a part of the family for many years. He will be sadly missed by his brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law Chris Crawford, Bill (Diane) Featherstone, Linda (Danny) Shanks and Amy (Marc Paquin); his cousins, John (Bonnie) Miner, David Miner and Bill (Valerie) Miner, as well as his many other extended family and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service to celebrate Ernie’s life in the Chapel at 1 o’clock. Private interment will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Merrickville Legion Branch 245, designated for assisting with the costs of the wheel chair ramp.

SMITH, Dawn Adele Ph.D., M.N., B.Sc.N.

Our lovely Dawn left us too soon on December 7th, 2012. Fun, fantastic mother to Shay and Matt, and beloved wife of Christopher McBean, Dawn’s bright light faded this fall passing peacefully at home after a protracted illness. Dawn was born February 4, 1964 in Edmonton, Alberta, the fourth of six children, graduating from high school in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island. She earned her Bachelors of Science of Nursing in 1987 at the University of British Columbia and her Masters in Nursing at Dalhousie University in 1995. She practiced both hospital and community health nursing in several provinces. Her courage and passion for remedying injustice took her overseas where she worked with displaced people at the Burmese and Thai borders in 1989/90. Dawn moved from Vancouver Island to Ottawa on her own with her two boys to complete her Ph.D. in Population Health at the University of Ottawa. Her aim was to reduce the inequities in the health of populations, focusing particularly on aboriginal communities. In 2005, Dawn was appointed an assistant professor at University of Ottawa’s School of Nursing. There, she conducted research on improving knowledge and capacity for safe and responsive preventive health care for members of marginalized populations. In 2006, Dawn became the first holder of the Loyer Da Silva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing and an associate professor. Dawn’s sense of fun and wonder attracted many friends including Chris whom she married in 2007. In addition to her supportive and much loved husband and sons, Dawn leaves behind her parents Claire and Doug, her siblings Laurie, Wendy, Sue, Dave and Mike and their spouses as well as several precious nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Beth Donovan Hospice, and the attending doctor and nurses. A celebration of Dawn’s life will be held in the New Year. In memory of Dawn, friends are asked to donate to the Dawn A. Smith Award at the University of Ottawa.

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McDougall Barbara Jean “Barbie” (nee’ Myers)

Barbie left us to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in hospital, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday evening, December 4, while surrounded by her loving family. Barbara Jean McDougall, of Perth, at the age of 42. Barbie was the dearly loved and admired daughter of Gerald and Donna Myers, of Smiths Falls. Cherished and deeply loved mother to Aimee and Cassie (their father Scott McDougall), of Perth. Loving sister and best friend to Bob (Judy), of Fallbrook, and Steven (Martha Duncan), of McDonalds Corners. Barbie is now reunited with her precious brother, Scottie, and her grandparents; George and May Myers, as well as grandpa Grant. Loving granddaughter of Ella Thompson, of Westport (late Grant) (late Joe Foster). Fun-loving aunt to Anna, Rachel, Abygail, and Declan Myers. Barbie was a faithful and devoted member of Asbury Free Methodist Church, Perth, and was very active and enthusiastic about the Children and Youth Ministries. She will be fondly remembered for the lives she touched while working in retail sales as a valued employee of both Pet Valu and Mark’s Work Wearhouse. Barbie will be sadly missed by her aunts and uncles, and the Myers’ and Foster families. Barbie’s visitation was held at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth, on Friday, December 7, from the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral took place, at Asbury Free Methodist Church, 144 Gore Street East, on Saturday, December 8, at 11:00 a.m., which was officiated by the Rev. Peter Goodyear. Interment, Prestonvale Cemetery. To honour Barbie’s wishes, donations to a trust fund for Aimee and Cassie, or to the Asbury Church Building Fund, would be appreciated. Barbie’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082. “Absent from the body, present wth the Lord”

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ARTHUR Samuel James “Sam” Passed away peacefully on December 4, 2012 at Garden Terrace in Kanata. Sam Arthur Formerly of Almonte, in his 99th year. Husband of the late Agnes. Cherished best friend and close companion of Sadie Perfitt. Much loved father of Ronald of Calgary, Kathryn (Stuart) Carruthers of Kingston, Allan (Marion Metcalfe) of Denholm, Lynda of Ottawa and Sadie’s daughter Sandra Davey (Donald Rodgers) of Perth. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Margaret (nee Pope), six siblings and survived by his brother George. Family and Friends were invited to visit C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 On Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Service followed in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Spring inurnment at Auld Kirk Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Sam to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Fund. Condolences & tributes:

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Judd Lloyd James Judd Veteran of WWII, Royal Canadian Army Lloyd passed away peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Thursday, November 29th, 2012, he was born May 9th, 1917 in Burkes Falls, Ontario. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth Neilson (Moore) Judd, his parents Ada (Clark) and Charles Judd and brother Leslie Judd. Lloyd was the loved and respected father of Kendall (Esther) of Smiths Falls, Andrew (Renu) of Toronto and Debbie (Ian) Clark of Regina. He will be sadly missed by his 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his friends and the staff and residents of Lanark Lodge. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Thursday at 1:00 P.M. Interment, Rideau Ferry Cemetery. In remembrance, memorial donations to Gideon Bibles or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. “Absent from the body, present with his Lord” Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Brooks, Ian After 89 wonderful years, Ian passed away peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Carleton Place Manor, Carleton Place, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife Marjorie. Loving father of Douglas (Heather), Donald (Ulla), and Heather (Dan), and grandfather to Jacki (Jay), Lindsay (Chris), Ali, Mike, Frank, Amy and great-grandfather to Peyton. Survived by his sister Beverley (Ian). Funeral arrangements are to be completed by the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. Phone (613) 257-3113 CLR400046



Bradley James Pretty Peacefully at his home on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at the age of 50 years. Bradley was the loved husband of Kelda Bowes, dear son of Betty (Tupling) and the late Elwin Pretty and brother of Bob Pretty and Erin Pretty. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A Celebration of Bradley’s life will be held at a later date and will be announced at that time. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth.

Brian left us suddenly in his home in the care of his soulmate Marj, on Sunday December 9, 2012 in his 69th year. Beloved Husband of Marj (Milne). Devoted father to Sherry (Bill Welch) and Cayleigh (Mat Cracknell). Loving grandfather to Breanna and Logan. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his extended Keeley and Milne families. He was a fixture in the community of Merrickville/Wolford and will be missed by the many whose lives he touched. A celebration of Brian’s life was held at the Merrickville United Church on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 4 PM. An Irish wake took place following the service at the Baldachin Inn at 5 PM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences are available at

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BOTHAM Janie (P.J.)

Passed away peacefully at Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, December 6, 2012, the former Janie Theresa Haley at the age of 70 years. Beloved wife of Murray Botham and loving mother of Lisa Goodwin (Jim Smith) of Brockville and Laura Parks (Duane) of White Rock, BC. Cherished grandmother of Justine and Ben Goodwin, Austin Smith, Carson and Kate Parks. Dear sister of Ella Cox (Ed), Alice Carr (Ken), Irene Boulton (Don) and Bill Haley (Susan) all of Brockville. Also survived by her brother-in-law Doug Carr and her sistersin-law Betty Haley and Joan Parker (Bill) as well as by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Gordon Ellsworth Haley and Elizabeth Bessie (nee Pearce), by her sisters Jenny Carr and Mary Lombard, her brother Jim Haley, and her niece Donna Haley. Family and friends paid their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville, where funeral services were held on Saturday, December 8th. Interment followed at Oakland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Janie online at

Smith, Ernie Glen Suddenly at the Smiths Falls Hospital, on Sunday December 2, 2012, at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Isobel Smith. Survived by his sisters Pearl Dodd, Peggy Rosen and Carol Olexuik. Predeceased by his sisters Mary Crockford, Ella Cork and Irene Mathers, and his brothers Walter, Thomas and Kenneth. Survived by his nieces and nephews. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, on Thursday December 6, 2012 from 10:00a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 12 noon. For those who wish, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

John H. (Jack) Morphy


At home on December 6th, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years Shirley (Kincaid), son, Richard Milks and daughters Donna (Dessureault), Robyn (Heaton) and Michelle (Maisonneuve). Papa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Sean, Jenna, Shannan and Leigha Dessureault, Colin Milks and Simon and Adam Heaton. Don was a long time Mason and Shriner.

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The family will be holding a private service. In memorium, donations can be made to Beth Donovan Hospice.

O’Callaghan William “Bill” O’Callaghan (Retired Service Manager of McNeil Motors, Manotick, retired Chief of the Manotick Volunteer Fire Department) Peacefully at the Perth Hospital on Friday December 7th, 2012 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Thirgood) O’Callaghan. Loved father of Bill (Jeannine) and Sheila (Sandy) Stewart; cherished grandfather of David, Amanda, Christopher and Michelle. Loved brother to Ron (Joyce), Gerry (Audrey), Phyllis (Doug) Klein, Bruce (Bev), Polly (Donnie) Durant, Cathy (Mike) Currie and the late Clifford and Diane O’Callaghan. Bill will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth on Wednesday December 12th, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring of 2013 at Merivale Cemetery. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to a charity of their choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

James G. “Jim” Chabot



CODE, Inez Pearl (nee McKenzie) - Inez passed away peacefully at Rideaucrest Home on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the age of 94. Inez was predeceased by her husband George (1972). Loving mother to Doug (Lynn), of North Gower and HeatherAnn of Toronto. Inez was also much loved stepmother to Jack (Phyllis) of Smiths Falls and Susan (late Glen) Burchill of Eastons Corners. Inez will be lovingly remembered and cherished as a grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother and a special aunt. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Trousdale Funeral Home in Sydenham, followed by interment at the Verona Cemetery.



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ATKINSON, Donald Harold - Retired DuPont Employee - Maitland Site. Entered into rest on December 5, 2012 at the Kingston General Hospital at the age of 74. Dear husband of Gail Atkinson (nee: McParlan). Much loved father of Karen Gifford (Geoff), David Atkinson (Jane) and Allecia Parsons (Ken). Cherished “Bamp” of Brittany Revelle (Mike), Shane Gifford, Alex Atkinson, Hunter and Quinton Parsons. Dear brother of Jerry Atkinson (Edna) and brother in law of Arlene Atkinson. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Freda (nee: Barber), brother Wayne Atkinson and sister-in-law Micheline Atkinson. Donnie will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls on Friday December 14, 2012 at 11 am. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

Jack was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario on February 22, 1922; he was raised and schooled in Smiths Falls. His love of music which he maintained throughout his life, started at a young age participating in the marching band and many sports activities. He left Smiths Falls to serve his country for 5 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1956 he moved his family to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio where he was sponsored to run the Tool and Dye department for the Ford Motor Company. After the death of his loving wife Loreen (nee Haskins) of 57 years in 2002 Jack moved to Richmond, Virginia to be close to his daughter Sandy and on December 2, 2012 passed away peacefully in Richmond at the age of 90. Loved father of David (Erin) Morphy of Ottawa, Ontario and Sarasota, Florida and Sandra Abbott of Richmond, Virginia. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jackie Morphy of Ottawa, Sarah Morphy (Etienne Courchene) of Whistler, BC, Lesley Morphy of New York City, Tracy Marcus, Courtney Abbott both of Richmond, Virginia and great-grandchildren Liam, Rachel, Jordan, Ryan and Emma. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 11:00 am until service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

December 6th, 1946 December 9th, 2012 Peacefully in hospital at the age of 66 years. Jim was the dear son of Vera (Beach) and the late James Chabot; beloved husband of Deborah Hill; cherished and treasured father and friend to his four children: Justin Chabot, Jennifer (Oliver) Bell, Deanna Whelan, and Tina (Henry) Hsu. He will be sadly missed by his two sisters Karen (Doug) Alexander and Louise (Ken) Hindle, Marzena Filipowicz-White, his 6 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends including long time friend Leo Goulet. Friends and family may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Friday December 14th, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W., Perth ON K7H 2K1 or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Jim received many units of blood from Canadian Blood Services, a special tribute to him would be to make a blood donation in his memory. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Pick, Kathleen March 21, 1922 - December 7, 2012

Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Friday December 7, 2012, at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Raymond. Loving mother of Susan (Yves Bergeron). Proud grandmother of Nathalie. Survived by her sister Rosalind and her brother David. Predeceased by her sisters Dora, Sylvia and Mary. At Kathleen’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. CLR399662



Topping Lloyd A. Topping WWII Veteran, Seaforth Highlanders Peacefully, in hospital in Perth with his three daughters at his side on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 after celebrating his 96th birthday on Wednesday. Lloyd was predeceased in February 2007 by his wife of 64 years Norma Jessie (Bramhall) Topping. Loved and respected father of Gary (Loretta), Rick (Maxine), Brent (Beth), Kevin (Anita), Joyce (Randy) McDonnell, Rhonda (Bill Wickham), Cheryl (Ed) Crosbie and Curtis (Yvonne Lackey). Cherished grandfather of 18 grandchildren and great grandfather of 22 great grandchildren. Dear brother of George and the late Isobel Yonge, Bill, Murray and Leonard Topping and Connie Irving. He will be fondly remembered by all his family, the Bramhall family and his many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in St. Andrew’s United Church, Lanark on Monday at 10:00 A.M. Interment Elwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to St. Andrew’s United Church or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) would be appreciated. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244 Perth held a Veteran’s Service of Remembrance on Sunday at 4:00 P.M. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Wills Marie Wills Peacefully in hospital, in Ottawa, on December 9th, 2012, at the age of 89. Marie was predeceased in 2009 by her beloved husband Maurice. She was the dearly loved mother of Marilyn (Malcohm) Dodds and Joyce (Ray) MacCrimmon. Loved and respected grandmother of Sheri (Greg) Moffatt, Les Dodds and Allison (Gary) Miles, Pam (Daryl) Little and Christina Davies. Marie was the sister of Murray (Roberta) Thompson and Jerry (Charlotte) Thompson. Marie will be sadly missed by 13 great grandchildren, Connie’s wife Phyllis Thompson, the Wills family and her friends. She was predeceased by sisters Vera (Percy) Wills, Gordenia (Winfred) Truelove, Gwen (Frank) Turnbull and brother Connie Thompson. Marie was the former owner with her husband of Wills Grocery, Perth. Friends and family may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel, Friday at 1:30 P.M. Interment Rideau Ferry Cemetery. In remembrance, memorial donations to Gideon Bibles or the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Davis, Gordon Kenneth “Ken” Suddenly at home, on Sunday December 2, 2012 at the age of 61 years. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Becky and Sarah Davis; his parents Gordon and Joan Davis; his sisters Karen Carruthers, Janet (Paul) Fee and Patricia (Wayne) Grant; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Heather Latimer. The visitation and funeral service were held at the Tubman Funeral Homes’ Garden Chapel, Nepean on Thursday December 6, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Condolences may be made a

Dr. Ronald Keith D.D.S. June 3, 1930 – November 30, 2012 On Wednesday November 28, 2012, Dr. Ronald Keith Armstrong peacefully left us with his wife Lois of 58 years by his side. Doc lived a full and rich life surrounded by his devoted family. Ron graduated from McGill University Dental school in 1956. Ron and Lois, being the adventuresome couple that they were, decided to move to Fort Smith, North West Territories to begin his career in dentistry. Ottawa was their primary residence for more than 30 years, and “the farm” in Bishops Mills was their country escape for over 40 years. His wit, love and charm will be greatly missed by his family: Leanne, Tannis, Keltie, Sandy, Diane, Ron and Gibby. His grandchildren: Christopher, Patrick, Lindsey (Leanne), Scott, Curtis, Mitch (Tannis), Katy, Michael, Ali (Keltie), Rob, Billy, Elora (Sandy), Steph, Natalie, Grace ( Diane), Reagan and Darin (Ron) will miss their Gramps, Pops Bompa. Their Gramps had a very special way of grandparenting his most beloved grandchildren, and will leave an everlasting impression. The family gathered for a private funeral service on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Our family would like all friends and extended family to join us in the celebration of Ron’s life on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 1pm at St. James Anglican Church, 35 Clothier Street W., Kemptville. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kemptville Community Living or the Kemptville District Hospital.

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In hospital on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Drew). Predeceased by his first wife Eva Joyce (nee Huffman). Loving father of Sidney (Maureen), Stephen (Janet), and David (Karen). Dear stepfather of Rocky, Randy (Melody), and the late Carole McDonald. He will missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Edgar and Raymond Pegg, and his sister Eldrid Doling. Many thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Friends are welcome to join the family at a reception honouring Bernard in the Maple Terrace Room of the Garden Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd (between Bayshore & Baseline) on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 2-3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the QCH Foundation. Tributes, condolences, and donations may be made at


NEWANS Marjorie

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Marjorie Caroline (Reynolds) Newans, at the age of 92 years. Beloved wife of the late William Newans and cherished mother of Sandra Earl (Gary) of Kars. Dear grandmother of Angela (Rene Meulenbroek) and David Earl (Amy). Great grandmother to Jacob and Joshua. Predeceased by her brother George Reynolds and by her sister Pauline Ralph. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 10 am until 12 noon when a ceremony celebrating Marjorie’s life will be held in the Chapel. Interment and reception will follow at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Marjorie online at Funeral Home Chapel and Reception Centre, Brockville (613) 342-2828

RODFORD Mary “Lee” Patricia Passed peacefully away at the Smiths Falls Hospital surrounded by Family and Church at the age of 68, on December 8th, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Terry Rodford; children Patricia Lackie, Terry Lackie (Todd Sanderson); Leonard Lackie and Kelly Rodford. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Robin Riddell, Torrance Sanderson, Malorie Coutts, Natalie Coutts and Hailey Coutts. As per Lee’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences are available at

Predeceased by her husband Don “D.R.” Loving mother of Penny Coates (Gordon Shail), and Gordon’s children Ryan and Brady. Shirley will be especially missed by her nieces Lori and Terry, her nephew Paul, and all her extended family. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Monday December 10, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was Tuesday in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to L.A.W.S. would be appreciated by the family. CLR399673

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December 28, 1933 - December 7, 2012 Suddenly at home, on Friday December 7, 2012, at the age of 78.



BROWN, Jean In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, who passed away December 6, 2003. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell Of the loss of one we loved so well. And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep Her memory we shall always keep. Never forgotten Ken and Family BUCHANAN- In loving memory of Ruby Elizabeth Buchanan December 17, 1982. 30 years seem like yesterday. If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me Place them in my Mother’s arms And tell her they’re from me. Tell her I love her and miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. Love always Wayne & Rose SADLER - In loving memory of a cherished husband, father and poppa, Carl, who left us suddenly December 12, 2000. We keep in our hearts, the love of the past, For there it was planted forever to last. As time passes by you’re still by our side, For yours was a love death cannot divide. Always remembered, Shirley, Carol Ann, Beverly, Kathryn and Families


Fr. William Andrew Dwyre

Father William Andrew Dwyre died peacefully at Providence Manor, Kingston on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Son of Joseph Dwyre and Mary Carty, Father Bill was born near Elgin, Ontario in 1924. He is survived by his brother, Edward (Josephine) and predeceased by brothers John (late Jean) and Frank. Survived by sister-inlaw Agnes (late Frank) Dwyre and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Ordained for the Archdiocese of Kingston in 1949, he served in various pastoral settings during more than 63 years of priesthood: St. Mary’s Cathedral and Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston; St. Francis Xavier Parish, Brockville; St. Philomena’s Parish, Howe Island (while simultaneously Chair of the Marian Year Fundraising Campaign in support of the ministries of the Sisters of Providence); Parish of St. Patrick’s, Lansdowne & St. Brendan’s, Rockport; Holy Name of Mary Parish, Marysville; St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Belleville; and St. Edward’s Parish, Westport. Following retirement in 1994 he made his home in Westport, while continuing pastoral ministry by celebrating Mass on weekends in various parishes of the Archdiocese. Declining health necessitated a move to Kingston in 2010, where he found himself very much at home, first in Trillium Retirement Lodge and later in Providence Manor. The God-given blessings of concelebrating daily Mass and enjoying the company of several other resident priests made his time at Providence Manor especially enriching. His outgoing personality, lively sense of humour, and love for God and people endeared him to others wherever he went. Visitation was held at Lyons Funeral Home, 51 Concession St., Westport on Sunday, December 9, 2 - 4 and 7 9 pm, with Vigil Service at 7 pm. Father Dwyre laid in state in St. Edward’s Church, Concession Street, Westport on Monday, December 10 from 9 – 10:45 am. Archbishop Brendan O’Brien presided at the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am, interment and Rite of Committal at St. Edward’s Cemetery immediately followed the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Edward’s Parish Renovation Fund would be appreciated. May he rest in the peace and joy of the Risen Lord. THE EMC - 44 - Thursday, December 13, 2012

RICHARD ARTHUR SALT March 14, 1932 –November 29, 2012 Richard Arthur Salt, also known as “Tricky Dicky” to his friends, and “Mr. Salt” or “Sir” to his students, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster BC Canada. Richard is survived by his loving wife Margaret Salt and by his two children Susan Bright of Niagara Falls Ont., and Douglas Salt of Delta BC. He will be sorely missed by his daughter-in-law Lorena Salt who lovingly assisted in his care and by his son-in-law Todd Bright who shared many laughs and experiences with him over the years. Richard had five grandchildren; Alexander, Alana, Monica, Lisa and Thalia. All of whom had wonderful close relationships with their free spirited, fun loving, Bubba. Richard was predeceased by his brother Arthur Salt of Hamilton Ont., and by Jean Hopkins of Ottawa Ont.. Arthur, Richard and Jean were the true “three amigos”, they also doubled as back-up ABBA singers and dancers during many family camping trips to Algonquin Park. Richard is survived by his older brother Jack Salt of Hamilton Ont., who is a creative and talented artist whom Richard often spoke about in his later years. Richard was born in Hamilton Ontario in 1932 and he grew up in a hard working family that found fun in the simple things. Shaped by the leadership programs at the Hamilton YMCA, where the values of equality and fairness were emphasized through activity, Richard sought a career as a physical education teacher. Through the devoted support of his wife Margaret and good friend Dalt Mercer, Richard graduated from Queens University in Kingston Ontario with a BA in physical and health education and a B,Ed in 1956/57. Richard’s first and only teaching job was at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) where worked as head of the physical and health education department from 1957 until 1989. He helped to structure sporting programs for the school and health education throughout the county and province, but, it was his day to day passion and commitment to students that set him apart from other educators. “There is no such thing as a bad student,” he would often say over dinner as he marked papers and tried to find a way to connect with a troubled student. He was focused on exposing as many students to as many athletic activities as possible while helping them to develop in character. Three gyms later, multiple sports fields, 23 traveling sports teams and many county and regional championships, his goal was accomplished. PDCI is still an athletic power house because of his efforts and because of the infrastructure that he fought for passionately. Richard shined not just as a family man or teacher but as a human being. Many students received the basics like food, shoes, clothing, sports equipment, and opportunities that they could not afford. This was done with little or no conversation, it just happened, long before there were any formal programs in place to provide such things. “Special” dinner guests were a regular occurrence in our household as he recognized and invited individuals into our home who needed a hot meal and some TLC; he never turned away from a fellow man. Similarly, he is fondly remembered for saving wounded or injured animals and for moving turtles and frogs off the road. This forever made his children view him as a real life super hero. After over 30 years of teaching Richard retired, but remained in the home he loved on Glenview Crescent, Perth. Retirement for him meant doing the things he loved: camping with family, golfing and skiing. Always social, he loved to help organize the men’s twilight golf league at the Perth and District golf course where he developed and maintained many friendships. Richard also met regularly with the “Tim Horton’s Coffee Club” and their laughter could often be heard from the parking lot. In 2001, with his wife Margaret, Richard moved to White Rock, BC, where he could golf year round and ski the big mountains. A true man of adventure, he was always up for a challenge. His son’s family was blessed to have Richard close at hand during the later years and the laughter they shared is considered to be a priceless gift that he gave freely. Richard was the center of his family and was the bright light that saw us all through difficult times. He squeezed every bit of life that he could during his time with us and even in illness, he was positive, funny and supportive of those around him. Richard Arthur Salt was a man ahead of his time who was loved by anyone who had the privilege to know him well. Feel free to celebrate Richard’s life and be happy for his next great adventure. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his name. Cards and letters can be sent to his son’s home where Margaret currently resides: 7303 York Crescent Delta, BC V4C 4L4

Donald Campbell 1933-1987 In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather. It is hard when our loved ones have reached their day, When they say goodbye to all; But harder by far when they pass away With no goodbye to all. Could we have been there at the hour of death, To catch the last sigh of his parting breath, His last faint whisper we might have heard, And breathed in his ear one loving word. Love your wife Mary, your children David (Fern), Donna (Gilbert), Connie (Randy), Marilyn (Keith), Carl (Kim), Karen (Kevin) and your many grandchildren

WARREN- In loving memory of Allan Warren who passed away so suddenly on December 13, 2006. Thanks for the 11 years you gave us And for all the times we shared. We pray that when you left us, You knew how much we cared. You were woven into the fabric of our lives, And our lives were blessed by your presence. We love and miss you Al. From Marilyn and family.

MALLETT, Leonard – In loving memory of our dear husband and father who passed away December 13th, 2008. We think of you now and always… Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartaches, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that loved you, Silent the tears that fall, Living our lives without you, Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone, We could always count on you. The special years will not return, When we were all together, But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever. Sadly missed Forever loved. Bonnie, Brittany and Nathan

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Deanna McDougall-Crevier April 23, 1950 December 11, 2011 Today we remember the passing of a sister, daughter, wife and best friend. Through the pain and suffering you were there for us to the end, Everyday we hold you close to our hearts, Even though now we are always apart, We know you are in a better place. And in time we will meet again face to face, To tell you how much you were missed and loved. Love from your family

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”.

17th 1978 - Nolan, Olive Ann 2004 - Galligan, Justin George 2006 - Dunn, John Patrick 18th 1975 - Reid, Lorna Mary 1982 - Johnston, Annie May 1991 - Clarke, Nicholas Charles Neilson 1992 - Gillis, Wanda Aileen 19th 1984 - Thurston, Henry Alexander “Alex” 1985 - Morgan-Browne, Eric Vickers 1995 - Vaughan, Maurice Ansylum 2000 - Kolar, Frances 2000 - Glason, Martha June 2003 - Edmonds, Daniel Obediah 2005 - Beckett, James Allen 2006 - Johnson, Ethel Elizabeth 2008 - Chapeskie, Clemance “Clem” 2011 - Thomson, John Clarke



W. Brian Costello In memory of my beloved husband Brian who passed away Dec 15 2010 age 67 The moment that you died our hearts split in two. The one side filled with memories, the other died with you We often lie awake at night When the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane With tears upon our cheeks Remembering you is easy We do it every day But missing you is a heartache That never goes away. We hold you tightly within our hearts And there you will remain Life has gone on without you, but it will never be the same Heather and Family

ALAN DAVID FYKE August 20, 1944 – December 19, 2009. In memory of a great Husband and Dad. We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, We thought of you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, All we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part, And though you’re not here with us, You’re always in our hearts. Love always, Kathy, Josh, Natalie, Derek and Dwayne

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HERMER – In loving memory of a wonderful sister, Vera Bernice (Bates) who passed away on December 6, 1999. It’s so strange that those we need, And those we love the best, Is just the one God called away, And took her home to rest. But every time I think of her, I seem to hear God say, Have faith and trust my promise, We will meet again some day. Sadly missed Always remembered Loving brother Donald

“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


FANNING, Frank “Butch” - Suddenly at home on Sunday, December 9, 2012, in his 68th year. Butch Fanning, beloved husband of Vera Connady. Dear father of Anthony (Anna), Cassandra and Cody. Grandfather of Jersey, Emma and Logan. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, father-in-law, Murray Middleton and good friend Jimmy Herold. Following cremation friends will be received on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at

YORKE-SLADER - In loving memory of Cathy Lynn, who passed away December 17, 2006. A precious daughter, wife, mother, sister and aunt, who is dearly missed every day. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. With all our love, Neil, Drew and Dean, Ray and Carole, Rae Ann, Roger, Matthew and Victoria, Greg, Julie, Melissa and Jordan

In loving memory of our dear brother, brother-inlaw, and uncle, Brian. Death is a heartache no one can heal Love is a memory no one can steal Silent thoughts of times together Hold memories that will last forever. Missing you everyday Darlene (Norman) Diane (Stanley) Carl (Christine) Nieces and Nephew

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FRIZELL, Frederick James – March 30, 1922December 15, 2000. In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather. Time may heal the broken-hearted, Time may make the wound less sore; But it cannot fill the longing, For the loved one gone before. Who shall say the grief is lessened, Though smiles hide the tears; Memories keep the wound still open, With the passing of the years. Always remembered Harold and Wendy Rick and Lynn Doug and Linda Donnie and Debbie Dorothy and John Fred and Joanne

BOND, Sharron – In loving memory of a dear daughter who passed away on December 18, 1994. No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain, We have suffered since we lost you Life has never been the same. In our hearts your memory lingers Sweetly tender, fond and true There is not a day dear Sharron That we do not think of you. Sadly missed by Mother Eva, Lyle, Carl, Ray and Lorne

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Cedar Rails, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long, 3â&#x20AC;? on small end, fresh cut, $4.50; 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cedar pickets, $2; Hemlock beams, fresh cut, 12â&#x20AC;?x12â&#x20AC;?x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. (613)283-3629. 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. Christmas Trees- Pruned spruce cut when ordered for pick up at farm. $22 per tree. Phone Erwin Cavanagh, evenings, 613-267-5111.

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FREE 120 PAGE CATALOGUE from Halfords. Butcher supplies, leather & craft supplies and animal control products. 1-800-353-7864 or email or visit our web store Full length ladies winter coat, size 10, $50; Full length red skirt, size 10-12, $40; Pair knee length winter boots, never worn, size 8, $40; Walker, like new, $75; Small animal supplies, pet taxi, training pads, etc, $20. 613-283-6622. Galbocca hottub, 4 person plus lounger, $650; 7.2 cu.ft. chest freezer, Kenmore, $100; Kenmore washer, 6 cyl., $275; Futon bed, $50. 613-256-2919.

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Posture Rest new mattress & Boxspring set- single $329, double $479, queen $519.00, king $699.00 All the quality without the heavy price tag! (613)284-1234 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Queen sized used mattress. Stored in garage 2 years. Free. 613-267-4763. Set of golf clubs, (make a nice Christmas Gift). Cleveland Driver & 3 wood. Irons wedge. 3.4.5. Hybrids with covers. Large golf bag. Excellent condition. $270.00. (613)264-9296. Snowbear snowplow. 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10â&#x20AC;?. Harness and controls to fit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;99-2003 Ranger. Asking $600. 613-989-3614 after 6 p.m.

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Two 185/65 R14 snow tires on Chrysler rims, only used for 3,000 km. Cost $260, sell for $100. Call 613-267-6113. White Pine saw logs for sale, will cut log lengths to suit, 613-256-0341.

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Shopping in Ottawa? Maybe concerts, visiting friends, etc.? Saturdays or Sundays. Call the carpool at 613-323-0440 or email 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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5 Generations of Sales of Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Stored inside. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 613-253-8006. Dry hardwood, $300 cubic cord, delivered Perth area. 613-267-4631 Brent.

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New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234.

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Natural gas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Chefâ&#x20AC;? kitchen range. Excellent condition. Very clean. $125. 613-267-4763.

TV cabinet, solid pine. 2 doors. 2 drawers. 2 shelves. 67â&#x20AC;?h, 45â&#x20AC;?w, 26â&#x20AC;?d. 613-256-4236.

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

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Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

Fisher Price crib and headboard, like new. Mattress, pads, sheets, blankets, comforters, carousel, exersaucer, etc. $200. 613-803-3151.

I Connect AV and computer help. Need help with your electronics? Audio video installs in-home tutoring. Call Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515.

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Brand new, cozy, Counterflow, wall furnace, 24 volt, 55,000 B.T.U. 613-256-2680.

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.

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.

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Craftex 6â&#x20AC;? jointer. New, with dust collector; Noma 8 h.p., 27â&#x20AC;? Signature Series snowblower; Noma 8 h.p. 25â&#x20AC;? Signature Series snowblower; Honda 5000 watt generator. 613-623-1521.



8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; length firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. 613-312-9859.

Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st.

CL40 Classic outdoor wood boiler, heats up to 3,000 sq. ft., good condition, boiler plate, no stainless. Asking $2,250 or best offer. 613-283-5558 after 6 pm.


2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24, custom, 180,000km, needs bodywork, $2,500. Large fishtank/cabinet/accessories, $100. Whirlpool tub, 2 person, $500. Phone 613-283-8089.

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.


2â&#x20AC;? wooden blinds. 31â&#x20AC;? wide, 74â&#x20AC;? long. Asking $150. 613-284-1559.



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Firewood: Dry mixed hardwood, cut, split and piled between August 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. $90/face cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.

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For sale or on shares- limited amount of mixed hardwood. Also some bass wood logs. 613-359-5275. Mixed firewood. $65/face cord. Not split. 613-284-0852.

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2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $12,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, blue $9,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $8,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $8,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $9,995 2007 NISSAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $9,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT EXT. CAB 4X4 Z71, loaded, grey $17,995

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Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Farm


Brewer Christmas Tree Farm Open December 8th - 22th, Noon to 6pm Pre-cut or cut your own!

McKibbon Tree Farm

We plant, grow, trim and cut our own trees, brought in daily from our farm – Scots Pine, White Pine, Spruce, Blue Spruce, Balsam and Fraser Fir


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Campbell’s Tree Farm

Daily 8 am-5 pm Open until Dec. 24


Open Nov. 24 through Dec. 31

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.)

Open Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm 613-259-2222 – Call to book appointment 2728 Drummond Conc. 9A, Balderson

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Buy with confidence Reliable and affordable used vehicles • Financing O.A.C. 613-267-7484

1994 Yamaha Bravo, one cylinder, low mileage. Good condition. Always stored inside. $1,200. 613-658-3213.

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

45 h.p. tractor, hay wagon new 8x16’ flat-bed deck, lawn tractor, firewood, snowblower, Husqvarna chainsaw, set sloop sleighs. 613-283-8231.

Puppies ready to go Dec. 20th. 2 Litters. 1 purebred male toy poodle. Cream, approx. mature height 11” weight 8 pounds. 1 male Shih Tzu/Poodle, White with black markings. 3 females, 1 white with black, 2 white with cream markings. approx mature height 12” weight 10-12 pounds. Call Elaine 613-335-2529.

Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. (613)889-3717. International B275 tractor. Gas. Loader, snow bucket, tire chain, lots of spare parts. $2,600. 613-989-3614 after 6 p.m.

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

TOM’S CUSTOM 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 Two 26” horse collars, two brass trimmed draft leather show bridles, one set of team leather lines. 613-926-2274.

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50 Katahdin bred ewes. 4 beagle pups, 6 weeks old. $100 ea. 613-989-2485. Looking for affordable 1 bedroom or bachelor apt. Smiths Falls. 613-267-8987.

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

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PINE, SPRUCE, BALSAM, BLUE SPRUCE & FRASER FIR Carleton Place Lanark St., off Townline Rd. E., Hwy. 29 – OPEN DAILY – Dec. 1 to 24 Weekdays 11:30-4:30 Weekends 9:30-4:30


REID GARDENS Scotch Pine White Spruce Balsam Fir Fraser Fir Wide selection of fresh cut greens available. 8th Line at County Road 29 Carleton Place 613-253-3467

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Snowblowers. Good selection of Ariens and Husqvarna starting at $899 for 24” 9 h.p. Service after sales since 1999. Free local delivery. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053. Snowblowers repair and service. Dave’s Repair, 1053 Harper Rd., Perth. 613-264-2280.

1998 Pontiac Sunfire. 4 door, auto., new tires and battery. 186,000 kms. $1,200. 613-267-4803.

Corner of McGill & William Sts.


Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.




2003 Honda Civic. Loaded, manual, certified, E-tested, winter ready plus snow tires, $5,300. 613-326-0721.


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.

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2003 Grand Am, 325,000 km, selling as is. 613-267-8779.

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1500 sq. ft. area for rent, heat, hydro, water and washroom included $1,200/month. Located in the industrial park, 10 Walker Rd., Smiths Falls. 613-283-4422.

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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Looks and runs great. Leather. Command Track. $1,750. 613-272-2990.

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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.

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Healthrider treadmill, hardly used, excellent condition, $350. 613-257-7446.


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Ian’s Christmas Adventure Park and Tree Farm

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up to 9’ $40 10’+ available


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


QUALITY GROWING SINCE 1952 Balsam Àr • Fraser Àr Supply of large trees

Sleigh Rides Dec. 8, 9 & 15 & 16 South of Kemptville East of 416 & County Rd. 44 2853 Porter Road

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

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Colt AR15 SP1 (late 1970’s), 15 magazines, 1000RDS. 223 Remington 700 CDL SF 7mm-08, Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42. Please call 613-913-2639.


Johnston Brothers Tree Farm

Mon.– Fri. 12–7 Sat. & Sun. 9–4


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

Christmas Tree Farm

15855 Hwy. 7 East Perth


Browning A-bolt .300WSM Black synthetic with 4-16x44mm Redfield scope, 2 clips, leather sling, harris bipod and shells. $980.00. 613-229-4888.




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

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.


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



10471 Hwy #7 Carleton Place

Call: 613-257-3558

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2 bedroom newly renovated, bright, clean apt. Carleton Place. Appliances included. Quietly neighbourhood, free parking. Hydro extra. Close to amenities. A must see! 613-257-1566. 2 bedroom, Perth, large with balcony. Fridge, stove. Laundry facility. $700 heat included. First/last, references. 613-868-5323. 2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650. 3 bedroom 2 bath, renovated house, Smiths Falls. No pets. $900/mth plus utilities. First/last, application required. 613-284-2447. 3 bedroom, winterized cottage/home, laundry room, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, wonderful view of lake and outdoor lifestyle, exit Hwy 7 at Innisvile (613)809-1811. 56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266. Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, available February 1. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650. Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Also 3 bedroom apartment, $875/month plus utilities. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer included. Both available Jan., 1st. Call 613-256-3202 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. Bachelor waterfront apt. Includes appliances and utilities. Clayton. $650/mth. Non smokers or pets please. Available immediately. 613-290-9072. Beautiful new house in Fallbrooke, short term rental Only (until sold), no pets. Responsible person/couple required. $700/month all inclusive. 613-264-9016. 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 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Carleton Place. 2 large 3 bedroom apartments for rent. 4 appliances, 2 parking spaces. Hydro extra. Available Jan.1 and Feb 1. $1025 and $1075/month. Call 613-858-9755. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom house, hardwood floors, 4 appliances, laundry hookup, available January 1, $1,250 plus utilities. 613-257-5875.

Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. Kemptville, 140 George St W., spacious, quiet condo apartment, 2 bedrooms, stove, fridge, excellent location. Available January 1. 613-258-7931. Kemptville, 3 bedroom apt., minutes to University of Guelph Campus, $925/month plus heat and hydro. Available immediately. 613-868-9412 or 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. Merrickville, 1 bedroom apartment, brand new construction, available January 1. $850/month utilities included. 613-889-3017. Newboro, 1 and 2 bedroom homes; 1 bedroom, immediate possession, $650/month; 2 bedroom, January 1, $950/month. 613-267-4449 Dani. 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. Newly renovated, 4 bedroom farmhouse with barn, garage, shop on 13 acres, 7 mins. from Perth. $1400/month. 613-264-8143. Newly renovated bachelor apartment. Great location. 2 min to downtown Perth. $500 + heat & hydro. 613-264-7375.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth, near downtown, bachelor apartment. Fridge, stove and heat included. $560/month plus hydro. Coin laundry. (613)267-4935. Portland, 2 bedroom bungalow. Recently redecorated. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer. Full basement. $705 plus utilities. First/last. 613-284-7598. Room for rent. Available immediately. Washer/dryer. Phone. No pets. Leave message. 613-284-8378. Room in shared accomodation of three bedroom Kanata town house. Females only please, no pets Immediate occupancy or January. $433 + utilities. 613-852-0464. Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380. Small 2 bedroom house, renovated, Smiths Falls, country setting. 613-283-3075. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls, 2 bachelor apts. across from GT. Clean, quiet, respectful, adult building. Includes heat, parking and laundry. By application. 1st and last required. No pets. $450/$500 plus hydro. Available immediately. 613-283-9135. Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865.

Smiths Falls- Renovated, 3 bedroom house, 1,300 sq. ft. lots of living space and large carport. 4 appliances. $975/month plus utilities. Call or text 819-923-0558. Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. 3 bedrooms, Smiths Falls. Beautiful, newly renovated, large three bedrooms, 2nd and third floors, nice neighbourhood. Will suit a working family, application. $1000 per month, 1st and last, one year lease, plus gas and hydro. 613-283-9135.

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Lost in PerthFemale gray/white fluffy Calico with orange “blaze” between eyes/ears. Last seen Dec., 3rd. Call 613-267-2122.

Missing- lady’s purse out of the car, Market St., Smiths Falls. Mon. Dec. 3. If found, call from an untraceable phone, 613-267-1562, give info. as to where the purse/personal papers may be found. No questions asked.

Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twentyseven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, Manotick requires full time office staff Monday to Friday, one year contract. Must have advanced knowledge of MS Excel, including pivot tables, good organizational & communication skills. Customer service and bilingualism an asset, minimum 5 years work experience. Fax resume 613-692-0650 or e-mail by December 28, 2012. No phone calls please. You’ll be



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 hydro, Jan 1st (or mid-Dec.). 613-859-3322 .



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2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666.

Carleton Place, Woodward Condominium Building, 2 bedroom rental, secure entrance, elevator, available immediately. $1,100/month plus utilities. Jeff Wilson 613-229-8647.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in heritage downtown Erwin Block, available February 1. $825/month includes heat, parking, stove and fridge. 613-267-4039 or 613-267-3808.




1 bedroom apt. with balcony. Carleton Place. Freshly renovated. $850 all inclusive. Available Dec. 1. 613-223-7454.

Carleton Place- secure clean basement bachelor pad. Available Jan. 1. No pets. Laundry and utilities included. 613-253-7449.

Perth- 2 bedroom 3rd floor, $755/mth. Available February 1. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Smiths Falls- Newly renovated 2 bedroom + loft townhouse condominiums $850 + hydro and 2 bedroom 2 level apartment with walk out garden patio, $800 + hydro. Clean and quiet with on site superintendent and laundry. First month free. No pets. (613)283-4465.



1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398.

Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711.

Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002.

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.

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Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905.

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, second floor, $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5.

Smiths Falls, bachelor, $525 hydro and heat included. Parking $25 extra a month. First and last, (819)290-4765.


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Carleton Place, 95 McDonald St., 3 bedroom, 2 storey, eatin kitchen, dining room, fireplace, garage, quiet neighbourhood. $1,250 mo. 613-257-5711.

North Gower 3 bedroom 1700 sq. ft. bungalow with garage. Available Feb. 1st. $1,325 plus utilities. No Basement. Call 613-266-4091.


Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455.

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.


Kemptville, 413 Rideau St. suitable for offices or retail store. 300 sq.ft. or 600 sq.ft. Lots of parking. 613-803-0746.

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Lanark County seeks applications for a Temporary Full-Time Ontario Works Clerk in our Social Services Department from January to approximately May 31, 2013. TEMPORARY FULL-TIME ONTARIO WORKS CLERK (POSTING #SS2012-010) MANDATE: Reporting to the Ontario Works Supervisor, the successful incumbent provides clerical and reception support to all Ontario Works staff to facilitate the operation of the department. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at

Patti Fee Director Corporate Services Mills Community Support Corporation 67 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 610 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 Email:

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

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The Smiths Falls Police Service is seeking a part-time (contract) dispatcher. Dispatchers work rotating shifts which include weekends and statutory holidays. The subject we are seeking must be a mature, responsible individual with excellent typing, computer and organizational skills. Communication skills are vital for this position as well as the ability to work well under pressure. The successful candidate will possess a Grade 12 education (or equivalent). Applicants chosen for interviews must be prepared to attend Smiths Falls at their own expense. We thank all applicants for their interest but respectfully advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Qualified applicants are to forward their response in an envelope clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal and Confidential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dispatcherâ&#x20AC;? by 12 noon on January 2nd, 2013 addressed to the undersigned. Robert Dowdall, Chief of Police Smiths Falls Police Service 77 Beckwith Street North Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B8


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Mills Community Support Corporation Foundation Development Co-ordinator Full Time (1 Year Contract)

37.5 hours bi weekly Senior Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our Purpose - To provide coordinated, person centered support to older adults who are considered to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;at riskâ&#x20AC;? so that they can: have a good life and a safe life; continue to live â&#x20AC;&#x153;at homeâ&#x20AC;?; participate in the life of the community Care Coordinator Position Summary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reporting to the Manager Senior Services, the Care Coordinator, is responsible for coordinating the provision of support services for seniors living in the community. This position involves responsibility for: performing eligibility/needs assessments of individuals; planning, implementing and monitoring personal support services, working with families, community agencies and staff to provide person centered support; team leadership and staff supervision; administration and ensuring effective communications with a range of stakeholders QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Post secondary education in nursing, (RPN preferred), gerontology or human services management. â&#x20AC;˘ A minimum of three years experience in a supervisory role with personal support workers, and services provided by PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;˘ Comprehensive knowledge of best practices and challenges in gerontology and person centered community support for older adults. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide leadership in a team environment are essential. â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and availability of own vehicle

Patti Fee, Director Corporate Services Mills Community Support Corporation 67 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 610 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 Tel: (613) 256-1031 ext 21 Fax: (613) 256-1185 Email: Deadline for applications: Friday December 28, 2012 at 4 pm Only those selected for an interview will be contacted Mills Community Support is an equal opportunity employer


If you feel that you have the qualiĂ&#x20AC;cations and share our passion for an inclusive community, please submit a letter of application and a resume to:

The Almonte General Hospital has been providing excellent medical care to area residents for generations. The Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedicated and highly trained doctors and nurses, modern facilities and smaller size combine state-of-the-art services with the personal care and attention that only a small community hospital can provide. The 52-bed Hospital provides an extensive range of services, including 24-hour emergency services, a complete range of obstetrical care and the Regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chronic Care and Day Hospital Programs. The long-term care facility (Fairview Manor) provides accommodation for 112 residents. Fundraising for The Almonte General Hospital is done through our Foundation OfďŹ ce. The Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation was established to raise funds for the Hospital and Manor. Working with the community, it raised over $4.5 million since its creation in 2003. We are currently seeking a Development Co-ordinator to join our Foundation team. Reporting directly to the AGH/FVM Foundation Executive Director, the Development Co-ordinator will assist the Foundation in all fundraising and be responsible for all administrative duties supporting the Foundation ofďŹ ce. The emphasis will be placed on retaining/upgrading current donors and the solicitation of new donors. The Development Co-ordinator will have substantial knowledge of the Raiserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge software program. The successful candidate will include actively participate in Major Gifts, Annual Gifts and Planned Giving strategy, and the promotion and execution of strategic special events including the solicitation of current and new sponsors. 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Assisted Living Program Person Centered Care Coordinator

(PUBLIC WORKS) The Township of Rideau Lakes is a vibrant, growing community in Eastern Ontario; home to 10,000 permanent residents, a large seasonal community and surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. Come join the progressive Public Works Department as the Roads Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing daily site supervision of roads staff and work at all garages and throughout the Township. The position reports directly to the Roads Coordinator and indirectly to the Manager of Public Works. A full description of the responsibilities of the position is available upon request. SUMMARY OF EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS TRAINING: Must have and maintain a valid DZ driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, a clean abstract and CPIC. Must be physically able to perform repetitive labour tasks such as lifting and hauling. High School Diploma required. Post secondary education would be an asset. Other licenses and training would be an asset, including but not limited to: s#23CERTIFICATION s3URVEYEXPERIENCE s#IVILENGINEERINGEXPERIENCEIE#%4 s&AMILIARITYWITHCOMPUTERMOBILETECHNOLOGY The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE WITHIN A MUNICIPAL OR RELATED SETTING WITH A FOCUS IN 0UBLIC 7ORKS (ESHE WILL POSSESS strong and demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate members of a team with an emphasis on engagement and safety. The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to this field as well as solid administrative, communication, problem solving and organizational skills. Your resume and cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE -UNICIPAL &REEDOM OF Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The 2012 salary range for this position is $64,481 to $75,861. The Township offers a competitive benefits package as well as participation in the OMERS pension plan. Covering letters and resumes outlining qualifications and experience will be received by the undersigned up to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013. Resumes will (only) be accepted by email at: mtouw@twprideaulakes. Hard copies will not be accepted. Michael A. Touw, Manager of Public Works, Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8, Delta, Ontario. K0E 1G0


Registered Nurse - Casual Part-time

Meat Cutter

RN needed for busy home healthcare retail store.

Moncion’s YIG Seeking an experienced, self-motivated, accountant. Solid skills in Simply Accounting, Excel and databases. Ideal candidate - a CGA student ready to grow with us. Position in Perth, or Kanata with regular travel to Perth. Position, Company and application details at: CL413030_1206

Please fax your resume along with three references before December 21, 2012 to 613-284-0873 or email:

Broadview Nursing Centre/ Hilltop Manor

Social Services and Staī Development Coordinator Full Ɵme (Įve days a week)

PosiƟon Summary: Broadview Nursing Centre is looking for an eĸcient, organized, caring and moƟvated individual to carry out Social Services and EducaƟon. The Social Services and Staī Development Coordinator is responsible for providing supporƟve counseling to residents, provide grief support to families and residents and provide training to staī and volunteers. This posiƟon reports directly to the Administrator. QualiĮcaƟons: - Current cerƟĮcate of competence from the College of Social Workers or Social Service Workers (RSSW, RSW). - well developed wriƩen and oral communicaƟon skills - ProĮcient computer and problem solving skills. - Ability to work in a team environment, prioriƟze and mulƟtask - Experience with Geriatrics and training is beneĮcial - Must demonstrate the professional pracƟce values of a social worker Interested candidates should apply in conĮdence to: Broadview Nursing Centre AƩenƟon: Alaina Parsons Administrator 210 Brockville St. Smiths Falls ON K7A 3Z4 Fax: (613)283-7073


Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Box 2222, 2755 Highway 43 Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 Invites applications for:

Itinerant/Able Support Worker (Permanent) ABLE/Turning Points – Hanley Hall Smiths Falls The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario requires an Itinerant/Able Support Worker to join the ABLE/Turning Points team at Hanley Hall in Smiths Falls. Under the direction of the Superintendent and Principal of Special Education the Itinerant/ABLE Support Worker responds to and supports students in crisis. Please refer to our website for further information with the specific job description and qualifications for the above-noted position. Interested applicants are requested to forward a cover letter and resume in confidence by December 21, 2012 to the attention of: Barb Renaud Coordinator of Employee Services Fax: (613) 258-3610 E-mail:

Job Opening: OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Salary Range: $34,000 to $38,000 Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation is seeking to hire an Office Administrator to handle the corporation’s bookkeeping as well as Notfor-Profit governance and corporate recordkeeping. A strong background in Simply Accounting is ideal, along with experience with Not-for-Profit organizations, Board of Directors and Robert’s Rules of Order. Full details are available on our website: Deadline to apply: December 18th, 2012. Anticipated start date: early in the New Year. For more information, please feel free to contact Susan Fournier, Executive Director. 613-283-7002 x106. CL413158_1213

Physical Labour & Lifting Involved Monday to Friday (40 Hours) BeneÀt Package Available Fax resume to 613-257-8896 or drop resume off at: CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE WOOL GROWERS LIMITED

Wm. J. Gartland Director of Education

1 (one) Registered Early Childhood Educator for a maximum of 20 hours per week Contract from January 8th, 2013 to June 29th, 2013 with possible renewal based on funding and enrollment. 1 (one) Enhanced Support Worker – Contract from January 8th, 2013 to June 29th, 2013 with possible renewal based on funding and enrollment. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday (9 to 12 hours per week) Requirements: • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Education, in good standing • Experience working with young children from birth to 12 years of age • Clear police check • Current CPR and First Aid quali¿cations • Up to Date immunization • Proven planning , organizational and implementation skills

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Clinic Manager (up to one year contract) Requirements (mandatory): UÊÊ*œÃ̇ÃiVœ˜`>ÀÞÊ`i}Àiiʈ˜Ê>ʅi>Ì…‡Ài>Ìi`Êwi`Ê œÀʈ˜Ê>Êwi`ʜvÊ«iÀܘ˜iÊ“>˜>}i“i˜ÌÊ UÊÊʓˆ˜ˆ“Õ“ÊœvÊÎÊÞi>ÀÃʜvÊ`ˆÀiVÌÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Viʈ˜Ê Vˆ˜ˆVʓ>˜>}i“i˜ÌÊ­“Տ̈‡«ÀœÛˆ`iÀ®Ê>˜`Ê «iÀܘ˜iÊÃÕ«iÀۈȜ˜Ê­xʜÀʓœÀiÊi“«œÞiiÃ®Ê UÊÊ Ý«iÀˆi˜ViÊÕȘ}Ê>˜`ʓ>˜>}ˆ˜}ÊiiVÌÀœ˜ˆVÊ “i`ˆV>ÊÀiVœÀ`à UÊʈ}…Ê`i}Àiiʜvʈ˜ˆÌˆ>̈ÛiÊ܈̅ʫÀœÛi˜ÊÃÌÀœ˜}Ê i>`iÀň«ÊΈÃʈ˜Ê«Àˆ“>ÀÞÊV>ÀiÊ«À>V̈Vi

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Deadline for applications: Tuesday December 18th, at noon.

We appreciate all applications but will contact only those who have been selected for an interview.


ESTIMATOR/PROJECT SUPERVISOR - CONSTRUCTION Local construction contractor has an opening for a full time individual working in the heavy highway construction industry. Ideal candidate will have a background or education in civil engineering. You will be able to communicate effectively, and will have experience in reading drawings and producing job estimates. Candidate will have excellent computer, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Experience in all aspects of road building including asphalt paving would be an asset. If you are a self-starter, able to work in a fast-paced environment please submit your resume to: G Tackaberry & Sons Construction Company Limited PO Box 70 Athens, Ontario K0E 1B0 Fax 613-924-2742

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HOLMAN FARMING GROUP, Division of Rod Holman Trucking Ltd., Luseland, Saskatchewan, Hiring full-time permenant farm equipment operators/1A Drivers (NOC 8341/7411) Operation, maintenance, repair of all farm machinery & trucking grain and inputs. $18-23 hour. Email resume to

Perth Childrens House Montessori School Perth, Ontario is seeking Registered ECE fulltime position for school year (maternity replacement March 2013). The candidate must be a registered ECE have current First Aid and a vulnerable persons police check. Renumeration will be based on experience. For further information or to submit your cover letter and resume please contact: Deadline for submission: January 15, 2013. Chosen candidates will be invited for interviews in mid January.

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Mature babysitter/nanny, part-time, experience with toddlers and dogs a must. Evenings, nights and weekends. References required. Call for interview. 613-205-1247. Mature person required for small business. Full time/part time. Will train. Almonte/Carleton Place area. 613-257-7005, Chris. Part-Time Office Assistant starting at approximately 3 days a week to assist in bookkeeping, computer work and answering the telephone in a busy automotive shop. Drop off your resume to Randy’s Performance Automotive, 1 Industrial Rd, Kemptville, ON. Automotive experience an asset.

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Relief milker/herds person needed. Evenings and weekends in Almonte area. $20/hr. Experience an asset. Call Ray at 613-256-8787. EMC Classifieds

283-3182 Toll Free 1-888-967-3237 1-888-WORD ADS


HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177


THE EMC - 50 - Thursday, December 13, 2012

Own your Future Sears Canada Inc. is offering qualified candidates an opportunity to own and operate a Sears Dealer Store in… Carleton Place, Ontario Sears Dealer Stores offer the most popular brands of Major Appliances, Mattresses, Home Electronics, Floor Care & Sewing Products, Air & Water Treatment Products and Lawn & Garden Equipment, plus Sears Catalogue Services. This unique opportunity will allow you to combine your proven business skills with the many strengths of Sears including: s&IELDSALESANDMERCHANDISINGSUPPORT s4OLL FREEANDONLINEOPERATIONALSUPPORT s%XTENSIVEADVERTISINGMARKETINGSUPPORT s#OMPLETEINVENTORYATNOCOSTTOYOU s0ROFESSIONALINTERIOREXTERIORSIGNING packages s/N LINEPOINT OF SALERESERVATIONSYSTEM s$ESIRABLECUSTOMERPAYMENTOPTIONS 9OURSALESEXPERIENCEANDEXCEPTIONAL customer service skills plus commitment, hard work and winning spirit combined with Sears strengths will provide the structure for success in your community. You must also have the ability to lease (or own) appropriate retail space in a desirable location. You’ll earn commission plus additional income opportunities. No fees or royalties. Interested candidates should call… Telephone: 1-800-698-7088 Fax: 1-888-744-3666 CL370650_1206


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142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place, ON or email to 412911_1206

1 (one) Registered Early Childhood Educator for a 1 (one) year contract from January 8th, 2013 to December 31st, 2013 35 hours per week in our Infant and Toddler Room

Permanent part-time sales position available. Retail experience preferred. Apply in person with resume to Smith’s Shoe Store, 12 Beckwith St. N. Smiths Falls. No phone calls please.

Forklift License (Counter Balance) & Propane Certification an asset

Learning and Growing Together in Christ Brent Laton Chair of the Board

Full-time auto dismantler required. Knowledge of automobile parts preferred. Pay range $14-$16/hr. Apply: Dave’s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email:


Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.


Applicants may send or fax a resume to: The Child Centre Susan Wilby, Licenced Program Manager 1004 Art Duffy Road, Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613-279-3355 (fax)

Box NP c/o the EMC

HELP WANTED The successful applicant will be qualified by having 15 years experience in each of the following: Heavy equipment sales/heavy equipment parts sales/heavy equipment operation/qualified mechanical engineering/heavy equipment department management/heavy equipment repairs including hydraulic, transmission and engine rebuilding To live in the immediate Perth area Heavy equipment mechanical engineering diploma Willingness to work out of hours in all weather conditions if required Immediate start for the right person Submit resume to Peter Ghinn at

Please send resume to: P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1

Full time help needed for various departments. Contact person – or drop off resume at 2540 Hwy. 43, Kemptville




Licensed and registered apprentices with experience in commercial installations.

CL74475_0301 74475/111

We offer a competitive wage to match your experience and qualifications.

671 River Rd., Ottawa Joe 613-822-4749

Accounting Clerk / Senior Bookkeeper CL401065_1213

Duties will include teaching and fitting clients for a variety of home healthcare products: sports braces, compression stockings, CPAP (sleep apnea) machines and more. Applicants should have excellent people and computer skills.



â&#x20AC;&#x153;A1â&#x20AC;? Handyman with half-ton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eaves trough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 613-253-4764. Affordable Handyman- Household repairs and maintenance. Interior/exterior painting/staining, carpentry, minor plumbing. Call and book now for winter specials. No job too small. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do them all. (613)283-2070. Attention Plus home cleaning. Bonded. Weekly, bi-weekly. 2 openings for long term customers. Perth to Stittsvillesurrounding areas. Sylvia 613-259-2146.

Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers. Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.

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Bell Sensplex hosts annual CCHL Holiday Showcase Dec. 21 to 23 EMC Sports - In partnership with the Central Canada Hockey League, Senators Sports & Entertainment will host the seventh annual CCHL Holiday Showcase from Friday, Dec. 21, to Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Bell Sensplex. The 2012 showcase will

mark the third consecutive time the event has been played at the Bell Sensplex and sees each CCHL team play two games at the venue over the course of the weekend. The Smiths Falls Bears and Carleton Place Canadians, one-two in the CCHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robinson Division, will be

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and Ottawa Jr. Senators) which will meet in a previously postponed contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ottawa Senators are once again delighted to be presenting the CCHL Holiday Showcase this year at the Bell Sensplex,â&#x20AC;? said Senators president Cyril Leeder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A number

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Junior Sens goalie named CCHL player of the week EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ottawa Jr. Senators goalie who outdueled the Smiths Falls Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Patrick Martin in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showdown of the CCHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two top teams has earned this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corporate Hype Player of the Week honours.

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Tips for those choosing a real Christmas tree this holiday season to spreading our message, we are very impressed with Ontariansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; knowledge about the environmental beneÂżts of real trees.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is genuine excitement from visitors at the market looking for real Christmas trees,â&#x20AC;? added Rob Keen, chief executive ofÂżcer of Trees Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Add to this the ability to buy local, along with the economic and environmental beneÂżts, this is a holiday tradition we can expect to grow stronger in the years to come.â&#x20AC;? You can also cut your own tree at one of the many tree farms across Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing says Christmas more than a real tree,â&#x20AC;? concluded Shirley Brennan, executive director at Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something special about a real tree â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the aroma, the beauty, and the memories of getting it and decorating it with your loved ones.â&#x20AC;? Tips for choosing a real Christmas tree Decide you want a real Christmas tree but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to pick the best one? Below are some helpful hints to make choosing your Christmas tree less stressful. Pine, Âżr and spruces are all common Christmas tree options. Spruce trees tend to lose their needles the fastest whereas Âżr trees shed their

needles somewhat slower. If you are purchasing a precut tree make sure it is fresh. A freshly cut tree will last longer and its needles will stay on the branches, not fall on your Ă&#x20AC;oor. To check if a tree is fresh look for sap and/or moisture on the cut (found at the base of the trunk). Also avoid trees with brown needles. The needles of pine and spruce trees should bend not break and they should be hard to pull from the branches. If possible, raise the tree just a few inches off the ground and drop it on the base of the trunk. Few needles should drop off. If many needles drop off, your tree may have been cut too long ago and already dried out. Caring for your real Christmas tree Now that you have chosen a real Christmas tree, there are a few things you can do to make it last the whole holiday season. With a saw, remove a two-centimetre disk of wood from the bottom of the trunk. This will provide a clean cut through which the tree will absorb water. Ensure that the tree has adequate water. Display the tree away from direct heat to maintain moisture and the fresh look of the tree. Some people will add Ă&#x20AC;oral

preservatives, aspirin or even honey to tree stand water, however there is no evidence that doing this will extend the life of a real Christmas tree.

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Greg Pietersma to serve fourth consecutive term as chair of UCDSB EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ward 7 (North and South Dundas) school board trustee Greg Pietersma will serve a fourth consecutive term as the chair of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). Pietersma ran unopposed for the chairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position at the Dec. 5 organizational meeting at the board ofÂżce in Brockville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am pleased to be returned for another term with

my colleagues, 1st vice chair McMillan and 2nd vice chair McDonald. There is much to be done including holding the ministry accountable for solving the current labour unrest, completing the accountability framework and moving to our 90 per cent graduation rate,â&#x20AC;? outlined Pietersma. The positions of 1st vice chair and 2nd vice chair also had only one trustee nomi-

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67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team up with Champions for Kids EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Even though the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lost 3-2 to the Plymouth Whalers Nov. 18, they won big by raising thousands for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Champions for Kids Foundation. The OHL hockey club provided the foundation with 1,000 designated tickets to the game at Scotiabank Place. The tickets were sold on behalf of the club by UCDSB principals and the

club donated half the proceeds to Champions. That total and proceeds from the sale of 50/50 tickets at the Nov. 18 game, and two previous ones, garnered $6,200 for the foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really happy with the event,â&#x20AC;? said Champions fundraising co-chair Carole Dufort, who organized the fundraiser in cooperation with Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our students told me it was the best day of her life.â&#x20AC;?

The tickets were for the 100 and 200-level seating right behind the net, affording a great view for students who had purchased the tickets. Select students also got to sit on the Ottawa bench, as well as â&#x20AC;&#x153;high-Âżveâ&#x20AC;? players between periods. Students were seated in school groups, with many bringing banners to cheer on the 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Submitted by Upper Canada District School Board. R0011800593

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ontario Forestry Association, Trees Ontario and Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario are all doing their part to spread the word about the environmental beneÂżts of having a real Christmas tree. Recent polling shows that Ontarians are almost evenly split when asked if real or artiÂżcial trees are the more environmentally friendly choice. While the groups would like to see the numbers skew a little more in favour of natural trees, the survey results provide reason for hope. With National Christmas Tree Day having taken place Dec. 8, the three groups are spreading a coordinated message: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Christmas trees are the environmental choice.â&#x20AC;? To see the beneÂżts of choosing a real tree, visit: page_05a20. The main reasons for poll respondents choosing real trees were: environmentally friendly (32 per cent); tradition (27 per cent Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara and Central/Northern Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the abundance of fake trees in stores, it is encouraging to see so many Ontarians continue to use real trees,â&#x20AC;? said Carla Grant, executive director of the Ontario Forestry Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we remain very committed


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Community care access centre Kintail Country Christmas helps you navigate the system unfolds Saturday at MVC Grenville, and Brockville. There is an appetite for good information and historically the CCAC information and referral service receives 16,000 views per month. The enhanced tools including a careers section are expected to generate even more interest. Regular updating ensures the information is accurate and upto-date with service pro¿les providing a wealth of information including video links and mapping. “In addition to helping the public navigate the system the information and referral service provides bene¿ts to the health system,” said Redmond. “Health providers can pro¿le their services for free within a centralized provincial web site and family physicians and other health professionals have a reliable source of information about health resources in their communities at their ¿ngertips. “Over the next 20 years the number of seniors living in Ontario will double. By 2032, one out of every four people in Southeastern Ontario will be over age 65. It is important that we act now to create tools to help people manage this shift. The

CCAC is a trusted source of information and better informed consumers are more likely to practice self-management which will become increasingly important as the population ages.” South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) CEO Paul Huras expressed his enthusiasm for the new resource, citing the success a similar approach has achieved in other parts of the province. “It’s extremely gratifying to know that residents of this region will now have access to detailed information and guidance on where to go, and who to go to, whenever they have concerns about – or need care and support with – their well-being. I congratulate the South East CCAC in going the extra distance to make this service available,” he said.

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EMC Events –Enjoy the gift of time with your family and friends at Kintail Country Christmas this Saturday, Dec. 15. There is something for everyone at this holiday celebration hosted by Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) at its Àagship conservation area. The event has become tradition celebrating its sixth year in 2012. “We look forward to Kintail Country Christmas every year. It is so great to see the conservation area busy with happy people enjoying the site and really appreciating everything the event has to offer,” says Stephanie Kolsters who organizes the event each year. What to expect at Kintail Country Christmas: Tractordrawn wagon will shuttle visitors through scenic trails; Christmas café; crafts; photos with Santa (one free per family); stories by the ¿re; holiday music; children only gift shop; and a nature scavenger hunt at the education centre. New this year is the opportunity to buy your Christmas tree on site, with proceeds of the sales supporting the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area. Plans for a rink and snow-

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Above, Carleton Place councillor Louis Antonakos creates pine cone bird feeders with his family during last year’s Kintail Country Christmas. shoeing have been cancelled due to the weather. Don’t miss The Rogers-Tim Horton’s Community Cruiser for free coffee. They’re on site from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kintail Country Christmas is truly a community event with a wonderful group of supporters: the Mississippi Valley Conservation Board of Directors, the Mill of Kintail Museum Committee, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists, Mississippi Mills’ museums, Ramsay Women’s Institute, Treeland Christmas Tree Farm and The McPhails and many MVC staff and volunteers from the community. The festivities run from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Admission is only $15 per vehicle. For more information contact Stephanie at skolsters@ or call 613-2563610 ext. 2. Like the Mill of Kintail on Facebook for photos and event details. The Mill of Kintail Conservation Area is home to the MVC outdoor education program, museum, and a trail network owned and operated by the conservation authority for public enjoyment and environmental education. for more information about Mississippi Valley Conservation.


EMC News - To help people navigate a multi-faceted and sometimes complex health system, the South East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has launched a new information and referral website. The is an innovative website that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health services at the ¿ngertips of consumers and health care providers across the South East region of Ontario. “This service is a logical extension of our role to connect people with the right information, services and care they need to help them stay healthy, manage their health and get well,” said Jacqueline Redmond, CEO of the South East CCAC. “People need to have accurate information to help them make informed decisions about their health but knowing where to ¿nd reliable information can be a bit daunting.” More than 4,000 service listings on describe organizations and programs serving people who live in Hastings, Belleville, Prince Edward County, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Kingston, Lanark, Leeds and

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Last week to buy your tree lights in support of KDH EMC News – Help the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Foundation share the lights of the “Caring Community Tree of Lights.” Your thoughtful gift to the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation will light up a blue bulb in memory of a loved one or a white bulb in honour of someone with special meaning in your life. Purchase three bulbs for only $50. Your donation can be made online at or by calling Mary Boucher at 613-258-6133 ext. 157. A list of all donations to the Tree of

Lights received by Dec. 17 will be printed in the local paper on Dec. 20. This year, McGarry Family Chapel Funeral Homes will be contributing $5 for each light purchased. Thanks to their generosity and that of our community the Kemptville District Hospital can provide the best possible care and continues to be committed to building healthy communities. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the annual tree lighting was held in the lobby and courtyard at the main entrance of the hospital. The ceremony included carols

led by members of the North Grenville Concert Choir and wonderful homemade treats baked by Heather Westendorp. Each evening, the 880 lights on the tree at Kemptville District Hospital cast a lovely glow on the newly renovated courtyard. Please come by and have a look at the beautiful the 30-foot tree donated by the Shipper family. The Christmas spirit is alive and well in North Grenville. Submitted by the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.

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EMC News - The Kemptville District Hospital Foundation held its annual tree lighting ceremony for its “Caring Community Tree of Lights” Dec. 2 at the hospital. The ceremony included carols by the North Grenville Concert Choir and this year, McGarry Family Chapel Funeral Homes will be contributing $5 for each light purchased on the three. There is still time to purchase a blue bulb in memory of a loved one and those interested can call the KDH Foundation. Above are KDH Foundation executive director John Bouza; KDH Foundation development officer Mary Boucher, KDH Foundation chair Dermid O’Farrell; KDH Foundation vice-chair Hugh O’Neill; and Patrick McGarry, partner and funeral director with McGarry Family Chapel Funeral Homes.



Do not try this at home It is November 30th. The last day before we shut down the nursery for the season and it was -13 degrees. We had lots of little clean up jobs to do and had to drain the irrigation system.

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Heather Westendorp also donated some wonderful baked goods for the tree lighting event.

The boss pulled up and we shared a coffee and went over the plan for the day. Then a long pause and he said, “Do you think we can get the ducks?” As I told you last week, they waddled down to the Rideau River to get to open water. At -13 even their little patch of open water had frozen over and they were just huddled on the ice, exposed.

The boss takes chances. I guess that’s why he’s the boss. I was not convinced but we have both grown very attached to these two ducks, so here was the plan.

It’s always a good day when you get all your chores done and gather up your ducks and go home.

We both got a sturdy 15 ft bamboo pole, mine with a fisherman’s net “ducktaped” to the end. The boss went first ( he weighs about 25 lbs more than me), if he broke through, I could make the 911 call. He went west and I went east. At times you could hear the ice creaking. We started to herd them toward shore. I got lucky with

The boss had a big smile on his face and I will sleep at lot better tonight. What is it about ducks?


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He proved more of a challenge. We got him into the cat tails and he took flight. We tried again and he took flight. Then we caught a break. His final flight took him to the embankment of the Beckett’s Landing bridge. He couldn’t get enough altitude to take off to the east so he turned tail and headed back west. It was a lucky swipe but I finally had him under the net. Into the cage. We got them some water and some feed and warmed them up before the trip home. Tonight they are in the comfort of “Duck Hilton”. They have fresh shavings, a heat lamp, lots of feed and water and a 5’ bathtub to do their daily toilette.

“I’m not sure if the ice is thick enough.”

Monday Mixed League HSFM Gord Male - 286 David Robb - 245 HSFL Cathy Nesbitt - 233 Sharon Wilson - 231 HMFM Gord Male - 734 David Robb - 654 HMFL Cathy Nesbitt - 623 Mary Ann Bell - 614

Desi, the Rouen ( the one that can’t fly ) and snagged him on the first try. We popped him into the cage and went back for Little Peep (the one that can fly).

HSFL Barb Delaney - 241 Denise Bergeron - 225 HMFM Dalton Gilmer - 685 Bruce Nesbitt - 627 HMFL Barb Delaney - 612 Cathy Nesbitt - 555

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HMFM Bruce Nesbitt - 697 Dale Robb - 577 HMFL Monique Buckle - 667 Carol Armstrong - 656

Youth Bowling Canada, Kemptville YBC Bowlasaurus div. Corbin B-73 Merik D-94 Thursday 55 + and better Golden Friday Morning Mix League TGIF Tyler I-72 Nathan R-97 Bantam div. Jhonus B-138 Kayden G-135 Tuesday 7pm “Mens Industrial Kids League Teamstandings; Joan Godfrey 5-63 HSFM Don Moorhouse - 262 Wayne Kenney Tuesday Senior Mix “League ‘81” League” Devon R-186 Aaron S-195-139 Ambrose W-147 Barb Brogan 5-63 George Gouthro 2-43 Teamstandings; Crown Rollers - 24-342 Achorn - 237 Junior div. Anthony C-173-167 Carson K-173-177 Teamstandings; Bertha Tenbult - 7-63 Audrey Arcand 2-38 Dalton Gilmer 0-36 HSFL Mathilda Winter 256 June Smith249 Consulting 22-334 Jamieson W-154-252 Don Moorhouse - 7-57 Wayne Kenney - 2-51 Bruce Button 7-33 HMFM Don Moorhouse 674 Bill Bost 638 Kemptville Bowl 34-330 Senior div. Jordan B-195-255 Sharon Gilmer - 0-50 Bill Bost - 5-48 HSFM Dalton Gilmer - 244 Gene Seed - 234 HMFL Joan Thomson - 665 Mathilda Winter - 591 HSFL Barb Brogan - 198 Coby van de Loo - 196 Home Hardware - 18-326 Maynard Woods - 2-44 Keith Crawford - 5-41 We would like to wish all bowlers going to the South Ridge Sod - 23-301 Norm Sinclair - 0-38 Thursday Night mix league 7pm HMFM Dalton Gilmer - 621 Jos van de Loo - 607 4 steps to stardom, good luck on Sunday. KBC - 19-255 HSFM Bill Bost - 243 Dalton Gilmer - 240 HMFL Coby van de Loo - 539 Barb Brogan - 508 Go Kemptville Go. Teamstandings; Marcia Naphan - 10-207 Bruce Wayne’s Auto Tek - 20-245 HSFL Joan Godfrey - 234 Marie Gouthro - 221 You can still join YBC, lots of fun for the Youth. Nesbitt - 16-176 Carol Armstrong - 12-169 Dan HMFM Dalton Gilmer - 656 Guenther Bonguard Manotick Concrete - 8-219 Ages 4 to 19 Years!!!!! Swanson - 6-162 Sterling Sloan - 8.50-141 Frank Sunday Night Mix League 7pm HSFM Cody Dalgleish 314 Todd 303 HSF David Potvin - 310Cory Coffell - 279 - 628 We still have spaces open for YOU to join in Naphan - 13.50-112.50 HSFL Carol Armstrong 267 Joanne Finlay 210 HMF Cory Coffell - 799 David Potvin - 734 HMFL Jackie Geisel - 567Joan Godfrey - 565 Leagues are available for all ages. Excersize, HSFM Dale Robb - 253 Wayne Richer - 250 HMFM James McDonald - 772 Todd - 769 Socalize BOWLING = FUN!!!!! HSFL Monique Buckle - 321 Wednesday Mix League Tuesday Ladies HMFL Carol Armstrong - 639 Lynn Dalgleish - 525 See you at the lanes Nona Miller Carol Armstrong - 295 Teamstandings; Bertha K - 6-79 Louise L - 2-70 HSFM Kurtis Parent - 251 Ray Porter - 244

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North Grenville fire service establishes automatic aid agreement with Merrickville Fire Department By ASHLEY KULP

EMC News – A new automatic aid agreement with the Merrickville Fire Department will go a long way in ensuring the North Grenville Fire Service can continue to keep residents of the community safe. The agreement, which was passed during the Nov. 26 council meeting, was discussed at length at the Nov. 19 Committee of the Whole. According to NGFS ¿re chief Paul Hutt, the reason for the agreement is to ensure residents in rural areas of North Grenville located closest to Merrickville-Wolford

will be protected. Hutt said the two departments have been speaking about the possibility of an agreement since the summer and this document is key to the NGFS’ Fire Underwriters Survey work plan. “This (agreement) will help maintain our superior tanker shuttle accreditation and may offer decreased personal lines of insurance for residents west of County Road 23, west of Donahue Road and west of Bolton Road,” he explained. “In addition, having an agreement that has the closest station response reinforces the principle of providing service ex-

cellence to our residents.” The Fire Underwriters Survey establishes ¿re insurance rates for residential and commercial properties, but to be recognized, commercial properties much be within ¿ve kilometres of a ¿re station and 2.5 kilometres of an approved water supply point. To be eligible, residences

have to be within eight kilometres of a ¿re station and ¿ve kilometres of an approved water supply point. “There seemed to be some practicality for us to move forward with this (agreement) but it will only pertain to structural ¿res. North Grenville will still be the responder for alarm

calls, etc.,” Hutt said. “… Having the closest station respond to an emergency just makes sense.” In return, the Merrickville Fire Department will be included in the NGFS’ annual recruitment program and can have their bunker gear cleaned at the North Grenville station.

“For their service to us, we will add the MerrickvilleWolford recruits into our program because they are a smaller department and since we do have state-of-the-art bunker gear cleaning devices, they can use that as well to do the annual cleaning of their equipment,” Hutt noted.

To the very young, the not-so-young and the young-at-heart, go our warmest wishes for a delightful holiday season. For your belief in us, we are sincerely grateful. or at the door. Please note that the Chamber is a partner of the BR+E Alliance-hosted events, which are now part of your services and bene¿ts of membership, bringing you complimentary workshops and seminars on top-of-mind topics to Chamber members and businesses in North Grenville. Special Breakfast Connection events are revenue generators for the Chamber so we appreciate your support and attendance at these important educational and networking Chamber events. For more information on this Breakfast Connection, contact North Grenville Chamber executive director Wendy Chapman at 613-2584838 or email

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Meals on Wheels program provides nutrition to seniors EMC News – Malnutrition contributes to many health issues, causing chronic diseases and even falls among the elderly. Proper nutrition provides seniors with important health bene¿ts: improved resistance to illness and disease, faster recovery from illness and injury, a stronger immune system and increased mental acuity. And yet many elderly people living in the community are malnourished. Aging reduces the body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients. Physical limitations make it dif¿cult to go food shopping and prepare meals. Appetites are often diminished by a reduced sense of smell and taste and living alone may reduce the motivation to eat regularly. That is where the Meals

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EMC Business – The North Grenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special Breakfast Connection on the “3M’s of Government” Monday, Dec. 17 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Hear from North Grenville mayor David Gordon, LeedsGrenville MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark on the future as they see it and how it affects and/or provides opportunities for your business. The event begins with registration and networking from 7 to 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast provided by Catered Affairs from 7:30 to 8 a.m. The three guest speakers will have the Àoor between 8 and 9 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 for future members and the deadline to register is Thursday, Dec. 13. Those interested can register online at www.northgrenville-


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Food bank demands at an all-time high By EMMA JACKSON

EMC News - Food banks in Ontario are facing unprecedented demand, according to a new report from the Ontario Association of Food Banks. More than 412,000 people in the province, including 160,000 children, are accessing food support and hunger relief programs every month, the report found. This is up from 395,000 users in 2011. Some of the fastest growing groups of food bank users include single parent households, the working poor, seniors, university students and recent graduates. Bill Laidlaw, executive director of the association, said rising food and living costs, droughts and other agricultural issues, cuts to social services and increased layoffs across the province have all contributed to the increased demand.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day there are children going to school without breakfast, adults working through the day without lunch, and seniors going to bed without dinner, simply because they cannot afford food to eat,â&#x20AC;? Laidlaw said in a statement. According to the report, 19 per cent of food banks in the province do not have enough supplies to meet the growing need in their community. In the rural Osgoode Ward in south Ottawa, food cupboard organizer Denise Herbert said demand is up 45 per cent in the area while donations are down. The biggest problem for the organization, she said, is the ongoing labour dispute between the teachers and the province, because teachers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as involved in organizing food drives at their schools. Osgoode Township High

Merrickville Santa Claus Parade returns on Dec. 22 EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The 38th annual Merrickville Santa Claus Parade is coming to the village Saturday, Dec. 22. The Jolly Old Elf and many of his friends will welcome in the holiday season when they parade down St. Lawrence St. and through the downtown

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Feds reveal reduced canal hours for 2013 EMC News - Parks Canada has outlined new hours of operations for a reduced Rideau Canal season beginning May 17, 2013. Up to two hours per day have been cut from the spring, summer and fall seasons, and one lock will now operate by appointment only in the spring and fall. The changes come in the wake of a Parks Canada memo in April which outlined the need for drastic changes to the Rideau Canal’s operations to make up for a $29.2 million budget cut. A Parks Canada spokesperson said at the time that locks services at Parks Canada canals have remained virtually unchanged for the past 25 years, while usage has dropped by about a third. During the 2013 spring season from May 17 to June 20, the lockstations along the canal will be open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday to Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year’s spring season ran from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends. This year’s summer season has also been cut. From June 21 to September 2, the canal’s lockstations will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. In 2012, all days were open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fall season from September 3 to October 14 has a smaller change, with Monday to Thursday open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends and holidays open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year’s fall season was open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday to Monday, except for one week in September that offered evening hours until 7:30 p.m. Beveridges Lock near Perth will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays from May to October, but will run by appointment only in the spring and fall seasons. During those seasons, boaters must pre-book at least for-

Jill Henselwood named CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for November EMC Sports – Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills was named the CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for November by Jump Canada. Henselwood and her London Olympic mount George, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by B Gingras Equestrian Limited, topped an international starting ¿eld of 22 entries to win the inaugural $100,000 Hickstead FEI World CupTM Grand Prix on Nov. 7 at the CSI4*-W Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Horse Show in Toronto. Only six horses advanced to the jump-off over the technical course designed by 1976 Canadian Olympic silver medallist Michel Vaillancourt. With the advantage of being the last to go, Henselwood posted the fastest clear round for victory. In addition to winning the prestigious World Cup Grand Prix, Henselwood was named the Leading Canadian Rider of the 2012 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair while George was named the Leading Canadian Horse. “It was very rewarding to win the $100,000 Hickstead FEI World Cup with George on the same night that his owner, Brian Gingras, was honoured as the Jump Canada Owner of the Year,” said Henselwood, who also coached Jaclyn Duff to the Jump Canada Talent Squad Final Championship at

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ty-eight hours in advance. Could have been worse Peter Hurst, president of Hurst Marina south of Manotick, said he was happy the hours weren’t cut as much as they could have been. “I would obviously prefer that they didn’t cut it back, but seeing as they are I’m happy that it’s not more dramatic than it is,” he said, adding that in an economic slump businesses and boaters have to work with what they have. “We’re in tough times as a world and things change. You have to adapt to what it is.” Hurst said it was much more important that Parks Canada maintain the traditional season length from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, which the department con¿rmed it would do earlier this summer. “That’s what is the most important thing to me, that I can get the big boats up and down the system in the late fall and early spring,” Hurst said. Merrickville Mayor Doug Struthers said keeping the sea-

son intact was the major sticking point for local representatives and businesses along the Rideau corridor, who met with Parks Canada earlier this year to voice their concerns. Collaboration and understanding between the two sides won the day, Struthers said. “The important part from

my perspective was to meet, discuss, be focused and inÀuence in a positive and constructive manner,” Struthers said. “I’d say we were successful.” With that victory secured, Struthers said it’s up to the business communities along the canal to decide if the reduced hours will work for

them. “Parks Canada has stepped forward ... and hopefully what they have rolled out is workable for the businesses,” Struthers said. “It would be incumbent on the private sectors to convey their concerns.”

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EMC Sports - The Kemptville 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saw action twice last week. The Âżve new players are starting to Âżt in now, but as they are adjusting to a revamped roster, there will be more growing pains. The last few games have seen the addition of afÂżliated players as well due to injuries and the Ă&#x20AC;u. The Nepean Raiders visited North Grenville on Friday, December 7, to take on the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The Raiders are challenging for Âżrst place in the Yzerman division. Kemptville held them to a 1-0 Âżrst period lead after Nepean scored just 15 seconds after the opening face off. They outshot Nepean 13-12 in the period. In the second the Raiders ratcheted up the tempo, outshooting and outscoring Kemptville to hold a 3-0 lead at the end of the frame. In the third, it was more of the same for the Raiders. The Âżnal score was 5-0 Nepean. Kemptville was unable to crack former 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net minder, Ryan Mulder. Joey House was named the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third star in the losing effort. On Sunday, December 9, the team traveled up to Pembroke to face the Lumber Kings, who are also Âżghting for Âżrst place in the Yzerman division. The game was rougher than usual as both teams felt they had something to prove. Pembroke built up a 3-0 lead in the Âżrst period and felt that they had the game won but they forgot to tell Kemptville. In the second period the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s came roaring back with a pair of goals by Jacob Smith. Stephen Cooney assisted on both goals while Mason Nowak and Cody Hendsbee picked up the others. With less than Âżve minutes remaining in the game, the

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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.

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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, 7:3011:30pm, of every month. We welcome new members!! Tickets available at door @ $5.00 per person. For more information call 613 258-2258.

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Bayshore shopping trip with the Kemptville Youth centre. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kemptville Youth Centre 5 Oxford St. W. For more information about the youth centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs please go to You can also call 613-258-5212 to speak with Andrew MacLean or email Andrew@

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St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church Christmas Services: Sunday Dec 16th 10 am. Third Sunday of Advent, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;JOYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with fellowship afterwards. Sunday, Dec 23rd 10 am Fourth Sunday Advent, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LOVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Choir Cantata. Monday, Dec 24th 7pm Christmas Eve Family Service. 10 pm Christmas Service with Communion. For more information please call 613.258.3259 or on the web at

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New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve dinner and dance. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, sponsored by the Rideau and district Old Tyme Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association. Music by Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country. Happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Catered meal 7 p.m. music and dancing 9 to 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, no tickets at the door. Call Gerry polite 613-692-4122, Ron Carrigan 613-489-3746, Irwin White 613-258-2258, any member of the executive.

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