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ATVs get smooth ride at public meeting Councillor open to expanded trails in future Emma Jackson

EMC news - Though blowing snow may have kept the crowds away, the residents who did come out to discuss a local ATV pilot project seemed satisfied with the plan. The Nation Valley ATV Club based in North Dundas has been working with the City of Ottawa to allow allterrain vehicles to drive on some shoulders and unopened road allowances in Osgoode Ward. Currently, ATVs in Ottawa are only allowed to cross roads at a 90-degree angle, as per the province’s Highway Traffic Act. However since 2009 the act has allowed municipalities to pass exceptions to that rule as they see fit, which Greely resident Kris Gough has been trying to accomplish in Ottawa for several years.


Now a two-year pilot project is set for a vote at the city’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee on April 4. The plan would allow club members and other licensed ATVers to use 8.2 kilometres of shoulders and unopened road allowances, including shoulders along Cabin Road between Doyle Road and Manotick Station Road and Manotick Station Road between Cabin Road and Springhill Road. The majority of the proposed trail network follows unopened road allowances connected to Dozois Road, Blanchfield Road and Third Line Road. Gough would like trail users to be able to park at the Red Dot Cafe parking lot and use Second Line Road to access the trail. ATVs would have yearround access to the trails, except during spring thaw and hunting season, and would only be allowed on the trails between 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset - even during the shortest days of winter. “We don’t want to ATV at night because we can’t see the track,” Gough explained, noting that snowmobilers can use their machines at night because their preferred path is straight and flat. The plan would only apply to standard ATVs without modified exhausts to avoid noise concerns, and speed limits would be enforced on shoulders. Generally, in areas where cars drive 100 km/h ATVs must drive 50 km/h. In 50km/h zones, ATVs must stick to 20 km/h. Phil Edens, a traffic engineer with the city, said the proposal is viable if proper precautions are taken to keep everyone safe. See TRAIL on page 2


Pushing back the darkness Greely musician Larry Pegg strums along to a song planned for his debut album, which he hopes to release during Mental Health Week in May. The singer-songwriter was competing to win the CBC’s Searchlight contest with his song Weight, which was written about the loss of his daughter to suicide. See the full story on page 21.

Chapman Mills bridge to be installed early March Emma Jackson

EMC news - It will happen as the sun sets, but by the time the sun rises, Chapman Mills Conservation Area will have a new permanent foot bridge. Installation of the 32-metre steel-frame bridge will begin after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 to reduce impact to local traffic, according to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority who looks after the area. Road closures are necessary because of the large crane that will be used to in-

stall the prefabricated bridge. The operation could take between three and six hours. “We are very excited about the upcoming installation,” said Kristy Giles, RVCA’s conservation lands manager. “This new bridge will provide a safe and secure pathway for Ottawa residents to enjoy the conservation area and the Rideau River.” Chapman Mills is part of a 12-kilometre network of forest trails, riverside boardwalk, shoreline marsh, fish and wildlife habitat and wildflower meadow. Although the full length

of the pathway is restricted to the north end of the park due to the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge construction, once completed the Chapman Mills Conservation Area will be “a natural jewel for the burgeoning communities of Riverside South and Chapman Mills,” the RVCA said in a statement. The bridge project was funded through a partnership between the city, Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd., Molson Coors, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation.

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Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson said that, if all goes well, he foresees an expansion of approved ATV trails in other rural wards. “If it works, and I think it will, then we can expand,” Thompson said. “I’m open to that. I think we’ll know better after the first year of this. We’ll have a good summary of how effective the bylaw was.”

Thomspon said that ATV ownership is increasing Gough estimates 12,000 ATVs and 7,000 snowmobiles in the city - and it makes sense to start regulating their use now. “If we don’t do something we’re going to have major problems,” he said. “This way we have rules and regulations and the police are involved.” Fitzroy Harbour resident Brian Wilson would love to see ATVs allowed across all rural parts of the city. “I’d like to see ATVs allowed wherever snowmobiles are. It would be an easy fix,” said Wilson, who made the trek to Osgoode for the meeting. He uses his ATV to travel from one farm to another using the shoulders, and he’d like to use it to get to the river or go to a friend’s place as well. While he supports the project in Osgoode, he’d like to see more. “That’s not helping us in West Carleton,” Wilson said. “How about the individuals out there who want to do this?” Feedback about the pilot project can be sent to until March 14.


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He wants the city to only approve use of shoulders that are two metres wide, and to install No Stopping signs so that parked farm machinery and other vehicles will not force ATVs into the roadway. He would also like the ATV club to post their own signs to show trail users where to go and warn drivers to watch for the off-road vehicles. “We want (drivers) to have the expectation that there may be an ATV,” Edens said. Const. Neil Lockwood with the Ottawa police marine, dive and trails unit, who also stopped by the meeting for more information, said he has no immediate concerns about the proposal, as long as ATV users respect the rules the city decides to put forward. “We’ll just wait for it to come into place and then we’ll enforce what we have to enforce,” Lockwood said. “It’s no different than snowmobile trails.” Rideau Forest resident Harry Joyce lives in the subdivision at the top end of the proposed network, along Dozois Road. He was hesitant to give the plan his full approval, but

said he was satisfied with the precautions the city and club had taken to make it workable. “My general impression is that it ought to be possible to work something out that pleases everyone,” Joyce said. “The concern is that that (portion of trail south of the subdivision) is where people walk and go with their kids.” He was also concerned the ATVs might try to hook up with a new snowmobile trail that appeared this winter along Dozois after Hydro One cleared the ditches. The curfew, however, is a welcome provision to avoid noise. “It seems to be reasonable as long as peoples’ feelings are considered,” Joyce said.


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Young citizens honoured for their efforts Kids receive medals for raising awareness for diabetes, CdLS Emma Jackson

EMC news - At the age of nine or 10, most boys don’t commit much time to curing diseases or speaking to crowds. But for Osgoode resident Eric Currie and Manotick resident Tommy Glatzmayer, that’s just a part of who they are. Both boys received Diamond Jubilee medals last week to recognize their efforts to raise awareness about a disease that affects them. For nine-year-old Eric, it’s Type 1 Diabetes - a disease he’s had since he was five. Tommy, now 10, has focused on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, or CdLS, which his older sister Melanie has struggled with since she was born. CURE FOR DIABETES

Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre gave Eric his medal in front of the entire Osgoode Public School on Feb. 19, where the Grade 4 student received a standing ovation.

With the help of his family, Eric told the class about his struggle with diabetes and how it has affected his life. He showed them the insulin pump he and his mother, who also has diabetes, wear every day, and shocked students with the fact that he has already pricked his finger 10,000 times and received 2,000 needles in his short lifetime. Since 2010, Eric and his family have fundraised thousands of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Eric said he hopes receiving a medal for his work will help inspire others to get involved and raise more money and awareness for the cause. Eric said he was too excited to sit still when he found out about the medal on Family Day weekend, while on vacation in Florida with his family. “I ran around the room,” Eric said. “I knew it was a big thing, a big to-do.” His father Brent Currie said Eric has taken on a lot of the fundraising and awareness ac-

tivities himself. “A lot is his own initiative,” he said. “He has a big heart and he wanted to help others.” Osgoode Public School principal Carmen Mackay said Eric is “the dream student” for teachers: smart, positive, helpful and involved. “He brings so much to our school,” she said. “He gets along with everybody. He’s there to give help to anyone who needs it.” She said the fact that he is so well-spoken, mature and worldly is a positive side effect of his disease. “I think his life experience brings that to him,” Mackay said. “He’s had to mature a lot faster than other Grade 4 students.” TWO PET RATS

Fellow Grade 4 student Tommy Glatzmayer received his Diamond Jubilee medal on Feb. 22 at Manotick Public School, where he and his sister Melanie first presented their book Melanie and Tommy Have Two Pet Rats and One Syndrome. The Kars on the Rideau Public School student wrote the book with his mother Nathalie Wendling when he was


Eric Currie, middle, received a Diamond Jubilee medal for his efforts to raise funds and awareness for diabetes research. His mother Natalie, father Brent and sister Holly helped him with a presentation to the school. Principal Carmen Mackay, second from right, welcomed school superintendent Peter Gamwell, left, MP Pierre Poilievre and Doug Thompson, right, who came to congratulate the Grade 4 student. six years old, to help students at his school understand more about CdLS and his sister Melanie. The book features photos of Tommy and Melanie along with their two pet

rats, who help them out of trouble when the neighbourhood bully comes calling. It also has information about Melanie’s syndrome, and teaches children that being different doesn’t mean they should be treated differently. Since the book was published in 2009, Tommy, Melanie and their mother - and their pet rats, of course - have travelled to schools across the region to present their story.

Tommy said he didn’t understand at first what getting a Diamond Jubilee medal means, but now he is excited to share his efforts with even more people. “It’s a big award and I’m very lucky to get it,” he added. Tommy received the award during a larger assembly that included performances from Propeller Dance and a bagpiper.

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Fred Barrett arena gets $185K to become fully accessible Eddie Rwema

EMC news – Plans to make Fred Barrett Arena are fully accessible facility are in full gear, thanks in part to federal funding. Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton, announced on Feb.19 that the federal government will be spending $185,500, funds that will be matched by the City of Ottawa to enhance accessibility at the facility. “Our government, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, is demonstrating its continued support for communities across Canada,” said Poilievre. The total cost of the project is projected to be $371,000; work will include retrofitting washrooms and change rooms to meet accessibility standards, adding power doors, and lowering wall switches to meet current regulations. Poilievre said the federal government is committed to working with municipalities so that public facilities do not

preclude people with disabilities from participating in community events. “This is going to provide more accessibility to disabled citizens in the area and allow them to take in sporting activities while playing a full part in the daily operations of this important centre. I think it is a good investment,” he said. The Fred Barrett Arena is a gathering point for people in Findlay Creek, Riverside South and beyond. “These improvements will ensure that the facility is accessible to all, even if they use a wheelchair,” said Poilievre. The Fred G. Barrett Arena, formerly the Leitrim Arena, was opened in 1969 and is currently home of the Leitrim Hawks. “While it has had improvements and updates over the years, we welcome this opportunity to remove any remaining barriers to full accessibility, making this facility fully usable by everyone who might want to access its recreational facilities and other areas,” said Gloucester-South

Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches. “Our society is aging. We want people here to be able to watch a hockey game and to see their grad child or their child play hockey and we want them to enjoy the benefits of a fully accessible facility.” Mayor Jim Watson hailed the funding, saying the upgrades will ensure all individuals and families can enjoy city services. “One of our objectives as the city is to go through all of our buildings and make them as accessible as possible so that everyone can benefit from these recreation and community facilities,” said Watson. The Ottawa Rotary Home that provides respite care will be one of the beneficiaries of the improvements to the facility. “Today’s announcement is another step to improving the lives of the individuals we support, ensuring that they have access to community facilities,” said Sarah Gilkes, program lead, adult services, of the Ottawa Rotary Home.


Residents have been vocally opposed to the dumps proposed in Russell and Carlsbad Springs. Taggart recently announced it prefers the Carlsbad Springs site, and the city will provide opposition groups with funding to fight the development.

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From left, councillors Mark Taylor for Bay Ward, Steve Desroches for Gloucester-South Nepean, Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton and Mayor Jim Watson announce $185,500 in federal government funding to upgrade the Fred Barrett Arena on Feb. 19.

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Last year, city council approved grants for groups that want to review the environment assessment study for the proposed Capital Resource and Recovery Centre. The money will allow citizen groups to hire professionals to assist them in reviewing the study. Interested groups can fill out an application with information about their organization, how much money they need, specific details about how the money would be spent and a petition with the names and signatures of 50 Ottawa residents who support the group’s plans. The main group that has been opposing the project in Ottawa is called Dump This Dump 2. Its president, Sue Langlois, told the EMC in an email that the group would definitely apply for the funding. But the funding “isn’t going to go very far,” considering what the group needs, she wrote. “We’re looking at funds for an environmental planner (to research and prove that there is no need for another landfill in Ottawa, so this way it’s not just us saying this),” Langlois wrote. “We’re also looking to get an environmental lawyer on board. We have a hydrogeologist currently working with us but we may also need some of this funding to help with some additional research at the technical level as well.” The city is making the funding available now that Taggart Miller has announced it prefers the Boundary Road

site in Carlsbad Springs for its landfill and recycling centre. The company had originally looked at a site outside Ottawa’s limits in Russell Township, but expanded its search after residents there strongly opposed the idea. The Capital Resource and Recovery Centre would dispose of waste produced by the construction, commercial and institutional sectors. A statement from Hubert Bourque, project manager for Taggart Miller, said in a statement that the Carlsbad site south of Highway 417 is best suited the company’s needs. “The site has outstanding transportation links, is underlain by a deep clay deposit that provides very good natural containment for the landfill and other facilities, and is beside an existing industrial park,” he stated. There were two public meetings held in the last week of February. If the environmental studies anre in order and the company gets the province’s OK, the city would be asked to move forward on zoning and official plan amendments, which would take at least another 18 months. The company is a partnership between local construction giant Taggart Group and a larger Canadian company, Miller Waste, which runs recycling and waste facilities. Information about the facility can be found at With Dodge





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Chunk of airport land now buildable through Greenbelt master plan Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The National Capital Commission has designated 1,300 hectares of land at the airport as buildable as part of the commission’s Greenbelt Master Plan. The plan, which updates greenbelt land uses across the region, will go before the crown corporation’s board in the spring. The 1,300 hectars of airport land is being declassified in exchange for a lease from the Ottawa Macdonald Airport Authority on 169 hectares of land south of the airport to link to the Leitrim Wetlands. The lease would be renewable until 2057. “It was hard to come up with an agreement,” said Lori Thornton, acting chief of planning for the NCC. “Our objectives were different. The airport authority’s focus is making it an economic centre, while we are working to protect the environment.” Thornton said that while the land is no longer Greenbelt, it’s unlikely the airport authority will heavily develop the area. “We will focus on the wetlands and entrance features around the Airport Parkway,” she said. One resident at a public meeting at the Nepean Sportsplex on Feb. 19 said she would like to see the NCC replace the total amount of land lost through the deal. NEPEAN

Thanks to comments from residents the NCC will be hanging onto Greenbelt land near the Queensway Carleton Hospital said project manager Sylvie Lalonde at the public meeting.

The master plan will also see Pinhey Forest designated as natural area. Pinhey Forest, which lines the west side of Woodroffe to Black Rapids Creek, will be designated a core natural area and have its existing footprint protected from development. “We listened to the concerns of residents who really wanted to see that space kept,” Lalonde said, adding there is land to the south of Baseline Road available if the hospital chooses to expand in the future. Other changes to the westend portion of the Greenbelt include an amendment to the Nepean National Equestrian Park to allow for the proposal submitted by the Wesley Clover Foundation. The Greenbelt Research Farm, a federally-owned facility on Woodroffe Avenue across from the Sportsplex, will keep the same footprint. Lalonde said it was slated for expansion in the 1996 master plan, but with the new focuses on capital recreation, natural environment on agriculture, the NCC is trying to get away from using Greenbelt land for federal buildings. The study of a master plan for the 20,000-hectare expanse of land started in 2008, then moved to a series of consultations that looked at land uses, potential additions and conservation. If the plan is approved by the commission’s board, the plan would be implemented between 2014 and 2067. “We wanted to make the Greenbelt more relevant,” Lalonde said. “We wanted to give it a clearer identity and roles.” Lalonde said core natural areas like Shirley’s Bay, Pine Grove and Mer Bleue make up 40 per cent of the Green-


The National Capital Commission held a series of public consultations to show the changes to the Greenbelt Master Plan slated to be seen by the commission’s board this spring. belt. Agricultural lands make up another 29 per cent. “The natural environment is a priority, Lalonde said, adding they are also looking at sustainable agriculture practices and links to bring together the different sectors of the Greenbelt. Due to a lack of interest from private landowners, planned additions to Mer Bleue Shirleys Bay, Carlsbad Springs and the airport will likely not happen, Lalonde said. But Green’s Creek will remain a core natural area. Thornton said just because private landowners didn’t want to surrender their land to the Greenbelt, it doesn’t mean they aren’t watching over the wildlife.

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the city’s transit master plan to identify spaces for roads through the Greenbelt to alleviate traffic in the city. Sol Shuster, a resident of Nepean and chairman of the Greenbelt Coalition, said the coalition has no problem with the removal of airport lands, but doesn’t want to see roads going through the Greenbelt. “Particularly projects like the widening of Richmond Road, which would go right through Stoney Swamp,” he said. Thornton said just because the roadways had been identified through the city’s master plan doesn’t necessarily mean the NCC would give all the proposed routes a green light. “They are just being considered,” she said. Residents are still able to comment on the proposed plan at www.canadascapital.


Colorectal cancer is preventable EMC news - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Last year alone, 9,000 Canadians died from the disease and an estimated 23,000 will be diagnosed this year. More tragic, perhaps, is that colorectal or colon cancer is preventable. Because many people do not experience any symptoms in the early stages, appropriate screening is critical. “Colorectal cancer is a completely preventable disease if we screen for it,” said gastroenterologist, Dr. Mario Castelli. “And it gets more common as we get older, so that’s why the recommendation is, usually starting at the age of 50, that everyone should be

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similarly flagged for sustainable agriculture projects. Peter Ruiter, a dairy farmer in Ottawa that leases land from the NCC, said he was concerned the sustainable agriculture focus will result in more regulations for his farm. Ruiter lost $100,000 this year because of the dry summer. He also replaced a barn on the property a few years ago, but said the next generation likely won’t want to invest on leased land. There are currently 70 crop farmers leasing land from the NCC, as well as three dairy farmers. “They are currently trying to build something like the Greenbelt around Toronto, but it’s much more difficult after the fact,” she said. “So we are ahead of the game.” As part of the master plan, the NCC is working with

just didn’t want another level of government on their land,” Thornton said. “That doesn’t mean they aren’t aware of the environment on those lands and being stewards.” she said. Lalonde said studying the best natural linkages to the core natural areas will be ongoing. “We will study an existing quarry near the RCMP headquarters in the east end for possible rehabilitation,” Lalonde said. “It would provide a good link but we don’t know yet if it’s a possibility.” Lalonde also said the Cleroux Farm near the Blackburn Bypass would be protected to provide space for sustainable architecture.

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Voters deserve chance to weigh in on Wynne


remier Kathleen Wynne came to town last week, offering Ottawans their first chance to take the measure of Ontario’s new leader. That first impression may be important, as the province may very well have an election on its hands this spring, something that should be embraced, albeit grudgingly, by the electorate. Why embraced? It comes down to the fact Wynne is looking to take Ontario in

a fundamentally different direction from the one we were following under Dalton McGuinty, despite the claims made by Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservatives to the contrary. That fact alone means voters need the opportunity to approve a new mandate. McGuinty, while he focused on deficit reduction to a certain extent following his 2011 election victory, spent much time looking to implement and expand programs

such as full-day kindergarten. He will also be remembered as the premier who introduced the feed-in tariff program, harmonized the provincial sales tax and gave a 30 per cent rebate to postsecondary students. He was a premier focused on programs and ways the province could help out its citizens. Wynne, based on the speech from the throne delivered on Feb. 19, is looking to focus the province’s efforts on “fiscal responsibil-

ity, economic growth and increased employment.� In practice, this doesn’t need to be a drastic departure from what came before: FIT was designed to boost the economy, helping students can lead to more jobs and freezing teachers salaries is one way of taking fiscal responsibility. But the premier undoubtedly brings her own ideas to her new office and those ideas deserve to be vetted by voters, who should have the

chance to compare Wynne’s plan with those being offered by both the PCs and the New Democratic Party. We’ll have a much better idea of what the Liberals are all about under Wynne in the coming weeks when the budget is presented at Queen’s Park. It should provide a detailed account of how her government plans to reach its new goals. Andrea Horwath’s NDP has pledged to support the minority Liberals on the speech from the throne, so

Wynne will survive to table the budget. It’s better that we head to the polls sooner than later, as the province is facing a number of challenges that really can’t wait to be addressed: the decline of manufacturing and the transition of the wider economy, deteriorating infrastructure, rising health care costs, all under the shadow of a massive deficit and ballooning debt. It would be much better for voters to choose from among the latest visions for Ontario’s future, rather than be stuck with a new path chosen by Liberal party faithful.


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hose were wonderful scandals coming out of the Senate, with people allegedly claiming expenses they didn’t deserve because they didn’t live where they said they did, and so on. For a while, there was the faint hope that the thing would finally be abolished, but for various reasons too constitutional to mention, that is very unlikely to happen. Too bad, as it would free up a beautiful piece of real estate in the heart of downtown. Still, it is pleasant, although maybe not too realistic, to consider alternate uses for the Senate chamber, once the Senators have made their deliberate move to the exit. Many years ago I proposed in print that the Senate chamber would make an excellent basketball court. The dimensions are about right, there is parking nearby, plenty of security and the visitors’ gallery has lots of good seats. You might ask, why basketball, when hockey is our national sport? That’s a good question. The difficulty is that the dimensions of a hockey rink are too large for the space available. Further, the taxpayer might balk at installing ice-making machinery in Centre Block. Finally, where would they put the Zamboni? For these reasons, basketball made more sense. However, the proposal was somehow not seized upon by public officials. Also there was a complete lack of public excitement and eventually, Scotiabank Place was built. Too bad, because it would have made a nice basketball court and years of embarrassing scandal could have been avoided. So we move on. What other uses could be made of the space now occupied by the Senate?

Well, what about the National Portrait Gallery? You’ll remember that it was once intended to move into the old United States embassy building across from Parliament Hill, then the government changed and the museum faded from sight. We could use a good portrait gallery. The Senate would have lots of space for it, because remember there is more to the Senate than just the chamber. Once the Senate is abolished, all those senators’ offices will be vacant, along with the Senate committee rooms and the place where the senators store their overcoats and shuffleboard equipment. Acres and acres of portraits could go in there. Some of them could even be of senators. The ones who live in Ottawa should not be hard to find to take their pictures. Even some ones who don’t officially live in Ottawa might, unaccountably, be close by. For the generations yet unborn, we would want a permanent photographic record of those who graced the institution and explaination of what they did. Some might oppose putting the Portrait Gallery in the Senate on the grounds that our need for historical portraiture will be covered in the conversion of the Museum of Civilization to the Canadian Museum of History. So other possible uses need to be explored. The suggestion that the Senate be turned into a downtown casino will not be dignified with a reply. However, there is nothing to stop the Senate from becoming what most of Canada is becoming – a condominium. Some of those offices suites could make nice apartments, once they are thoroughly cleaned to get rid of the smell of pork. The Senate chamber could be made into a party room, instead of a political party room. The idea certainly has merit, since having more people live downtown has long been one of the city’s goals. It could help put more people onto Sparks Street, as the condo owners emerge from Parliament Hill in search of somewhere to party, or at least get a sausage. The big lawn would be an attraction, the view is very nice. All that needs to be done is to get the neighbours in the House of Commons to keep it down.

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Kid-friendly cafe fills niche in Manotick Emma Jackson

EMC news - Healthy food, good coffee, a place to entertain the kids and the chance to bring dinner home with you: indeed, the Play Time Cafe in Manotick could be heaven on earth for parents. The cafe on Mill Street beside the Miller’s Oven opened in December, but will host its official grand opening celebration on March 2 and 3 with story time programs, music classes, face painting, a fashion show and cake. As visitors come inside the cafe, a loud and cheerful floral print envelopes the sunroom, where a few tables and chairs - some toddler-sized - wait for customers. Inside the cafe proper, the bright green room is filled with comfortable tables and chairs and a few bar stools up against the cafe. In the corner, colourful owls sit in the branches of an applique tree watching over the play area, where kids of all ages can have the run of

the toy bins and tiny jungle gym. “Having two young kids, it’s really rare that you can find a place where you can sit for five minutes and know that they’re engaged,” said Erica Pereira, one of three Play Time Cafe founders. “You can actually talk to the person you’re with.” Pereira and two other Riverside South residents, Kimberley Patrick and Tina Yeomans, combined their individual skills to open the cafe late last year. Pereira already knew she wanted to create some sort of kid-friendly cafe, and talking to her neighbour she realized that Patrick’s business idea - a “dinner at your door” program for families - fit perfectly. “We’re trying to give people more time together either here or at home,” Patrick said. Patrick has experience working in large kitchens and is an excellent cook, Pereira said, so she took over the kitchen and the Dinner @ Your Door program. Yeomans, another neigh-


Tina Yeomans, Erica Pereira and Kimberly Patrick opened the Play Time Cafe in Manotick in December. They will host their grand opening on the weekend of March 2 and 3. bour, provides the personality. With a travel and tourism background, she wanted to work with people, and now runs the cafe part of the business. “I signed on pretty quick,” she said. “I thought it was a great idea.” HEALTHY LIVING

The trio wanted to make their cafe as healthy and sustainable as possible. In the spring, they plan to plant an

herb and vegetable garden and they are ramping up their composting and recycling systems. They want to provide local, organic products as well, but Patrick said it’s not possible to do that all the time. “We don’t want to out-price our customers,” she said. She said she has been in contact with local producers and butchers to discuss making organic meals more accessible. The Dinner @ Your Door program is meant to offer

families a healthy alternative to take-out, that parents don’t have to feel guilty about, Yoemans added. The menu is set each month, but Patrick will make small modifications if requested. A generous meal for two adults or perfect size for two adults and one or two children is $30. A big meal for three adults or a perfect meal for two adults and several children is $46. The menu ranges from chicken pot pie to bacon and

tomato linguine to homemade turkey burgers. GRAND OPENING

The grand opening celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. on both March 2 and 3 with a storytime and activities hour, and a music program will follow at 1 p.m. A fashion show fundraising for the cardiac unit at CHEO begins at 4. On Saturday only, the trio will host a cake-cutting ceremony at noon.


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Medals meted out to community champions Emma Jackson

EMC news - The final round of Diamond Jubilee medals for MP Pierre Poilievreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nepean-Carleton riding were awarded on Feb.19 in a ceremony to recognize â&#x20AC;&#x153;community champions.â&#x20AC;? A ceremony at Our Lady of the Visitation Church in Greely honoured eight people who â&#x20AC;&#x153;stand out for their dedication in helping others and improving the communities they call home,â&#x20AC;? Poilievre said in a statement. Manotick resident and physician Dr. Priscilla Bright was honoured for her work as a general practitioner in Ottawa over the past 48 years, and particularly for her focus on geriatric and palliative medicine. She has cared for many frail, elderly, mobility-impaired and psychiatric patients who are without a doctor or are unable to leave their homes, Poilievre said, and noted she is a strong believer in the benefits of home visits for patients and families. Sylvia McDonald was born and raised in Manotick and received a medal for her dedication to singing. McDonald is an active member of the Nepean Choir and her local church choir, and has brightened peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives at weddings and political functions, Poilievre said. She has sung the national anthem and God Save the Queen at city hall and Parliament Hill, and leads the singing during special occasions like Remembrance Day in Manotick.

She is an active member of the Manotick Legion and a member of the youth education committee. Kars resident Michael Maguire was honoured for his countless hours of volunteer work with numerous local organizations, particularly as a 25-year volunteer with the Manotick and District Kinsmen Club and the Manotick Kiwanis. He has also volunteered at Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill for 23 years. Active in all levels of government, Maguire is a long-time advocate for improvements in rural governance and giving rural communities a strong voice. Commonly referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the mayor of Vernon,â&#x20AC;? Kim Sheldrick was also recognized for her years of volunteering in Osgoode Ward and the region. She is currently the president of the Metcalfe and District Lions Club, but her community involvement goes far beyond this, Poilievre said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has always sought out volunteer opportunities with the selfless goal to help others and make the community she calls home a better place,â&#x20AC;? he said. From her first volunteer position as a junior leader for the Girl Guides in Metcalfe, she presently volunteers for 24 boards, associations and community organizations including school councils for Castor Valley Elementary and Metcalfe Public Schools, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Vernon Community Association, the Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum and the Ontario March


Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, left, awarded Diamond Jubilee medals to community champions Sylvia McDonald, Lena Hillock, Suzel Vieira Ayyad, Kim Sheldrick, Nicole Boucher, Dr. Priscilla Bright and Marie Trojan with the help of Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson. of Dimes. Marie Trojan has also had dramatic impact on a nonprofit organization in the area. For the past eight years, Trojan has worked tirelessly with the Our Lady of the Visitation parish as the chairwoman of the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising committee. She raised more than $1.3 million for the new parish hall, which was completed in 2010, and demonstrated excellent leadership skills

through hard work, persistence, dedication and faith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with a group of committed volunteers, she has helped the parish achieve its building and community goals,â&#x20AC;? Poilievre said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is a testament to how one person can influence positive change in their community that will last for generations to come.â&#x20AC;? Gatineau resident Nicole Boucher may not live in the

riding, but has had a lasting impact on it. Boucher has worked for 23 years at Harvest House, a local organization which seeks to rehabilitate young men with drug and alcohol dependencies through self-discipline and faith. Starting as a volunteer, Boucher is now the executive director and oversees operations of the Ottawa South facility.

Nepean residents Suzel Vieira Ayyad and Lena Hillock also received medals at the ceremony. The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to celebrate the queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accession to the throne 60 years ago. The medal was awarded to 60,000 Canadians whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens, their community, their organization and the country.

Building blocks of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brain health EMC news - Experts across the globe suggest that lifestyle factors play a significant role in the brain health of people of all ages, including children. Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the author of Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten says:



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Spring colours help take chill off winter


lthough Father kept telling Mother there was a lot of winter left, she refused to believe him. She was sure she saw a robin. Father said it was a blackbird. I was never sure if Mother hated the winter because we were locked in for weeks, only venturing as far as church and Briscoe’s General Store, with trips into Renfrew – only if it was necessary – or because she remembered milder weather this time of year in her beloved New York. But by the time February started to wane, Mother’s patience with the snow, the bitterly cold nights huddled together in the drafty kitchen to keep warm and the frostcovered windows all took their toll on Mother’s usually happy mood. Even though the days were getting longer, the evenings stretched out before her and I could tell she ached for spring and warm nights, when she could open the windows and feel the cool country air coming in. One Friday evening she announced that even if the snow came down in buckets, she was going into Renfrew in the morning and yes, I could go with her. The old Model T had long since been up on blocks in the drive shed, so Queenie would be hitched to the cutter for the 20 kilometre trip into town. Mother’s peddling of eggs, butter and chickens waned during the winter, but that day, under piles of blankets, she was prepared to visit her warm-weather customers so that she could have what was called “egg money” back then, because there were things she needed. She had written out a list and we dressed like mummies, with hot bricks at our feet. We set out, just Mother and me, for the long cold trip into Renfrew. Queenie’s breath seemed

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories to freeze in the air and the cutter bit deep into the snow along Northcote Side Road. But the fur rug, wrapped tight to our chins, kept us warm. Mother was in much better spirits than she had been all week, for which I was grateful. We headed right for Walker’s Store after Mother got rid of the chickens, butter and eggs, and her little change purse bulged with coins from her sales. She seemed to know exactly what she was looking for and we headed to the back of the store, pausing for a few seconds on the big iron grate in the middle of the store where heat from the coal furnace puffed up warm air. Here was where the bolts of materials were stored, on long shelves, like books in a library. Mother said she was there to look at the Dan River cottons. The sales clerk pulled the first pile down off the shelf and Mother asked if she wouldn’t mind bringing down the pile next to it. I knew exactly what she was looking for. This pile had several bolts of Dan River plaids in glorious mauve and pink colours, the colours of spring. Mother lifted one bolt off the pile and put it to her nose. She inhaled as if she was smelling a bouquet of roses. “It’s 19 cents a yard this week,” the sales clerk said, and I knew she was wondering if Mother could spare such a portly sum. She could indeed. Hadn’t we just sold a cutter full of chickens, butter and eggs?

We left the store with four pieces of Dan River cotton all in the palest of colours, and even though they had been put into a Walker’s Store paper bag, I could smell the sweetness of the new material as I carried the parcel back to the cutter. After a stop at the drug store, we headed back to the farm and I sat huddled under the fur rug with the parcel of material clutched tight to my chest. After supper, all of us sat around the big pine table, with the exception of Father who was in his usual spot in front of the Findlay Oval, and Mother took out the pieces of Dan River cotton and spread them out before her. They would become house dresses, and blouses for Audrey and me, and would provide many an hour of work for Mother, who would do her magic on the old treadle Singer sewing machine. Before it was bedtime, we could hear the wind picking up outside and the back door shuddered with the storm’s onset. Father put a log as long as a broom handle into the stove and Audrey, without being asked, rolled up two small braided rugs and put them at the bottoms of the doors leading outside and into the summer kitchen. The kitchen was as warm as we could make it. So Father was right. The back of winter had not been broken -- there was more to come. As the storm raged outside, Mother let out a deep sigh and rubbed her hands over the new pieces of Dan River cotton.

Changes to the CPP plan offer individuals more financial flexibility.


Make the best of CPP changes EMC news - The Canada Pension Plan has embarked on a series of changes that may cause you to rethink when to begin receiving your CPP pension benefits. The amendments are intended to provide more financial flexibility depending on each individual’s chosen retirement path and to encourage Canadians to work longer before starting to draw a government pension. That’s why these changes provide greater incentives for those willing to work past the traditional retirement age and significant reductions for those taking CPP benefits before age 65. Dave Ablett, pension expert at Investors Group, says the

new rules make it more attractive to delay receipt of your CPP benefits – but only if: your health is good, your life expectancy is above average, you have a reasonable income and/or you intend to continue working after 65. He says you should consider taking your CPP benefits earlier if your life expectancy is below average, you have an illness that doesn’t qualify for CPP disability, you have little or no other income or you are permanently unemployed. Ablett says there are other changes you should know about: • The work cessation rule has been eliminated. Now, starting at age 60, you can

continue working and still receive CPP benefits. • The earnings drop-out provision has been changed. Under the old rules, if you retired at age 65, you could drop out seven of your lowest earning years from age 18 to 65 when you were eligible to contribute to CPP. Now, that drop-out period has increased to 7.5 years and will increase again, to eight years, in 2014. “Your professional advisor can help guide you down the right path to your best possible, and most financially stable, retirement,” Ablett said. More information is available from the Investors Group, or contact a financial advisor. News Canada

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Mushroom foccacia makes a great snack EMC lifestyle - Foccacia is an Italian flat bread like pizza, but without the sauce and the dough is thicker. It makes great snacks or serves as an accompaniment to soups or salads. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Rising time: 45 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes. INGREDIENTS

• 500 g (1 lb) pizza dough or frozen bread dough, thawed • 45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil, divided • 340 g (3/4 lb) fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced - you can use a mixture of white, crimini, portabella, shiitake and oyster mushrooms • 250 ml (1 cup) thinly sliced red or sweet onion • 7 ml (1 1/2 tsp) dried oregano or Italian mixed herbs • 1 clove garlic, minced • 8 black olives, pitted and sliced (optional) • Coarsely ground black pepper to taste • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated Parmesan cheese PREPARATION

Lightly grease a baking sheet and place dough on it. With floured hands, press out the dough into a 27 by 17-centimetre (11-by-7 inch) oval.

Brush with 10 ml (2 tsp) of the oil and let rise in a warm place for 45- 60 minutes. (To create a warm place for dough to rise, turn oven on to 100 C (200 F) for one minute, then turn it off and place the dough inside the warm oven.) Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in large skillet. Sauté the mushrooms and onions for four minutes or until moisture has evaporated. Add the oregano and garlic, cook for one additional minute. Let cool slightly. With thumb or end of wooden spoon make dimpled surface on the foccacia and top with the mushroom mixture, pressing lightly into dough. Top with olives if you’re using them, as well as the black pepper and Parmesan. Bake at 200 C (400 F) for 20 to 25 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned and crisp. Cool slightly on wire rack. Cut in wedges or slices to serve. Makes 12 pieces Tips: Prepare your own dough using half whole wheat flour to make it more nutritious. Kalamata or Nicoise olives cured in oil or brine are more flavourful than canned olives. Variations: Crumble goat cheese on top of baked foccacia and return to warm to melt. Pass herb or spiced flavoured oil to drizzle on as desired.


Give your body a boost by eating this crunchy sandwich.

Give your body a boost with this crunchy tuna sandwich EMC news - Smart food choices and regular exercise are vital in helping maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. One of the easiest ways to improve your overall health is to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed on a daily basis. Full of vitamins and nutrients essential in keeping your body healthy, achieving this goal may be easier than you think. Give your body a boost of naturally occurring vitamins

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drates and is an important part of your body’s metabolism. Getting enough vitamin B1 in your diet is essential to your health and incorporating these tasty vegetables into this classic favourite is just the way to do that. Prep time: 10 minutes. Total time: 10 minutes. Serves: 2. INGREDIENTS

• 1 (170 g) Can low sodium tuna, drained

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Protecting the Integrity of Canadian Citizenship Canada prides itself as being one of the world’s top destinations for motivated, hardworking, skilled immigrants. Our country will always be open to those who want to come here, make a positive difference and help create a stronger, more vibrant Canada.


A young Carkinator participant takes shots on net during last year’s car rally for Winchester District Memorial Hospital. This year’s event on July 6 will be entirely hockey themed, with more hockey stars joining host Matt Carkner for the day.

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Carkner’s car rally on a power play Third annual Carkinator event embraces hockey theme, opens registration months in advance Emma Jackson

EMC news - Just when Ottawa’s die-hard hockey fans will begin to miss their favourite sport this summer, the Winchester hospital foundation will bring them face to face with some of their NHL heroes. The third annual Carkinator Car Rally, hosted by Winchester-raised New York Islanders defenceman Matt Carkner on July 6, will be all about hockey this year in an effort to draw out the area’s biggest fans and raise more money than ever for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Registration opened in midFebruary, and already several teams have signed up and have started raising money. The hospital foundation’s spokesperson Chelsea McIntyre said the event’s previous two years have included NHL stars like former Ottawa Senators player Carkner and some of his teammates, but the day’s activities weren’t necessarily geared to hockey fans. “For two years we had pro-

moted rally, rally, rally, it’s a car rally,” McIntyre said. “That’s an accessible activity and we have a pretty countryside, but there are so many other rallies that are $25 to do. So promoting a rally for the sake of a rally it just wasn’t the audience that was interested in raising money.” McIntyre said the organizers realized their true audience was the families and individuals who came out to meet Carkner and the other hockey stars. “We thought let’s give people a chance to really rub shoulders with them and ask them some questions,” she said. This year, the challenges, games and trivia, teams will need to complete, in order to finish the car rally through the Winchester area, will all be hockey related, McIntyre said, and the barbecue and celebrations at the end of the day will be exclusively reserved for participants. “We wanted to really make it an exclusive access opportunity,” McIntyre said. “We’ve focused it down to just hockey and really made it special for those who do sign up and raise

money.” Already, Carkner has confirmed several colleagues to join him at the event, including Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil, Metcalfe-born Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Slater Koekkoek and long-time AHL and NHL defenceman Bryan Helmer. McIntyre said the foundation hopes to raise “a six-figure number” this year. The past two years have raised just over $100,000 combined. Last year the event fell short

Earlier this month, it was discovered that a person holding both Canadian and Lebanese citizenship was responsible for the bombing of a Bulgarian bus last summer. This demonstrates that terrorism remains a real threat to Canada and the world. Even more so, this tragedy demands that our Government respond to those who use Canadian citizenship as a means to commit such heinous acts.

of its goal, but McIntyre said it wasn’t because the teams didn’t put in enough effort. On the contrary, the average fundraising amount per team was more than $1,000 last year, double the $500 minimum per team. McIntyre said the problem is simply recruiting more people. “We need more teams and more cars,” she said. This year’s event has space for 50 cars. Teams can register at and click on events.


Recently, my colleague Devinder Shory, the MP representing Calgary Northeast, tabled a private member’s bill that would see any dual citizen stripped of their Canadian citizenship if they commit an act of war against our country. Our Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is working with MP Shory to amend the bill to include the revocation of Canadian citizenship from dual citizens convicted of any terrorist act. This policy development is our Government’s latest step in maintaining the integrity of Canadian citizenship. We have also introduced the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, legislation which will crack down on non-citizen criminals in Canada and remove barriers for legitimate immigration.


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Greely musician Larry Pegg strums along to a song that will appear on his debut album, which he hopes to release during Mental Health Week in May. The singer-songwriter is currently competing to win the CBC’s Searchlight contest with his song Weight, which was inspired by his grief from the loss of his daughter to suicide. Emma Jackson/Metroland

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EMC news - A Greely musician is hoping his song can help the world put an end to suicide. Larry Pegg wrote his song Weight last October while attending the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention convention in Niagara Falls. The upbeat but emotional song was motivated by the grief he’s endured since his daughter died by suicide at the age of 20 in 2007. The song’s message, Pegg said, is to convince everyone to slow down and let others help you carry your burden. “We all carry weight, and there are times when we feel crushed by the burden of it and darkness can become frightening and unbearable,” Pegg wrote on his blog. “My objective ... is to try and help those that have lost hope to reach out and at least to find some comfort in and through the music.” Pegg took his song and message to the next level through CBC’s Searchlight contest, a national competition to find Canada’s next big artist. Under the artist name LPGroove, Pegg has been busy mobilizing an army of voters to help his song win so that all proceeds will support the mental health and suicide prevention cause at large. The song’s lyrics climax with the words, “You’ve got to wait/Just share the weight/ This love is great.” Pegg said it captures the feelings of every parent who has endured their child’s suicide. “You’re screaming out, ‘please wait, don’t do it, come back, we love you,’” he said

through tears at his kitchen table. “This has become my raison d’etre.” Pegg said that if his song can win the contest, which is currently in its regional voting phase, everyone will win because “the world will be healthier.” “CBC sees it merely as a popularity contest, but I see it as an opportunity to focus the power of the mental health and suicide prevention network, and music.” He plans to donate 100 per cent of the prize winnings, including a paid gig in Toronto and the opportunity to make a music video, to mental health causes. The video, he said, would be used as a tool to get the message out that suicide is not the answer. Voters could secure him a spot in the top 20 by Feb. 24 by voting every day until then. At press time, the first round of voting had not been concluded. If he makes it to the number one spot in Ottawa he will compete against other regional winners across the country for the national title. But win or lose, Pegg said the contest serves as a convenient platform for suicide prevention. “It will be a way to keep sending the message,” he said. After the contest, Pegg plans to release his first album during Mental Health Week in May, featuring Weight and another nine to 13 songs. The album will feature collaborations with a number of Canadian and international musicians. All proceeds from the album’s sales will also go to mental health programs, although Pegg hasn’t decided which organizations will benefit from his music.

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Years of hard work pay off for Irish society New plaque to commemorate Irish immigrants’ contribution to the Rideau Canal Michelle Nash

EMC news - After years of work to get recognition for the sacrifices of Irish workers who helped build the Rideau Canal, a celebration to mark the official commemoration will feature fun, laughter and good old fashion tune or two. The Irish Society of the National Capital Region and the Ottawa and District Labour Council are sponsoring the event full of music and poetry to help mark the very special moment for Irish descendants, who will receive two plaques commemorating their contribution to the building of the Rideau Canal on March 14 at St. Brigid’s Centre. “It may sound corny, but a lot of us sort of appreciate if we close our eyes on that day, we will all feel those workers looking down on us saying ‘thank you,’” said Sean McKenny, president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council. The Rideau Canal was built between 1826 and 1832, with thousands of immigrants, including many from Ireland


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and France, laying the foundations of the world-famous waterway. It is estimated more than 1,000 workers died of malaria during the construction of the canal. In 2006, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was asked by an adhoc committee made up of members from the Irish Society of the National Capital Region and the Ottawa and District Labour Council to consider the contributions of the Irish workers for designation. Over the past six years, the nomination has been denied twice. Local Irish musician and author Kevin Dooley worked with the committee. After years of trying to make the case the Irish workers’ contribution with no avail, Dooley is happy this day is finally drawing near. “Our group did the work and it was rejected twice but what I think happened was the public’s opinion changed,” Dooley said. “There is a bigger picture, the canal is a living part of our culture and you


A committee dedicated to honour Irish workers who helped built the canal plans a celebration in Lowertown for March 14 which will officially commemorate the many Irish immigrants who helped build the famous waterway. can’t mess with the canal and with that we found with that was people started to catch on

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that this cause of ours was important. Our catch phrase was that this country was built on blood, sweat and tears it was hard but they built it something and I think that once the heritage committee saw there was interest they began to change their minds.” On Nov. 2, 2012, Parks Canada officially announced it would formally recognize the construction workers who built the canal. McKenney credits Dooley

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Affordable March Break ideas for families and students EMC news - During the February blahs, many students are asking the same question: what are we going to do for spring break? Taking a vacation to a tropical destination is a popular choice, but can be difficult on a budget. Instead of breaking the bank on a trip this year, budget savvy students and families are considering a ‘staycation’ instead. Here are

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The plaques will be large with two interpretive panels that will tell the story of how the canal was built in both official languages. The evening’s celebration on March 14 will be part of the annual Irish Festival and will welcome the mayor and representatives from Parks Canada and the Irish Embassy. Doors open at 7 p.m. with finger food to be provided by the organizers. A cash bar will be available.


makes it impossible to get outside, organize a gaming tournament. If your staycation partners are sports fans, have your own Stanley Cup Playoffs or NBA Finals with sports games for PlayStation 3. • A day at the movies: Another great indoor activity is a movie marathon. Consider implementing a theme for the day to make things a little more exciting, and invite friends to get creative with themed snacks or costumes. Or, if you’re staycationing with your family, watch movies that feature family vacations. • Splurge a little: You’re saving money by not heading out of town so why not treat yourself to something you wouldn’t normally budget for? Consider hiring a cleaning service to do all your chores, or plan a spa day to help you relax before school and work start up again. News Canada


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Agriculture Museum readies for spring programs, new space Steph Willems

“The renovated heritage building … used to be an old mechanics shop,” said Ray. “We’ve gutted it and added space to the second floor that allows for a 100-seat lecture hall and three learning labs.” Originally constructed in 1930, the building’s new purpose will open up the farm to more visitors looking explore the country’s agricultural

roots through museum programming. The inaugural exhibition in the new Learning Centre will hold a distinct appeal to children. Titled A Piece of Cake, the exhibit invites children to learn exactly what goes into baking a simple apple cake. By focusing on how each ingredient in the cake is created, farmed and processed, visi-

tors will gain knowledge of the food chain and will appreciate the their neighbourhood grocery store a little more. Other annual events are scheduled to return, starting next month. The museum kicks off programming with its Barnyard Break, running from March 2 to 17, while Easter at the Farm runs March 29 to April 1.


EMC news - Spring is right around the corner - at least according to the calendar – and the Canada Agriculture Museum is looking forward to inviting the public into a new year-round programming space. Until now, the museum,

spaces are closed for winter,” said spokeswoman Kelly Ray. “With this new building we will be offering programming year-round.” The extensive renovation also added modern plumbing and heat, while leaving the exterior appearance relatively unchanged. The original flooring and sturdy wooden beams also remained.

located in the Central Experimental Farm, had to forgo winter activities due to the lack of heated indoor space, but the recent renovation of a heritage building has changed that. The museum’s new Learning Centre is scheduled to open on May 4, and will allow organizers to offer new activities and programs. “Right now the exhibition

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Heatherington resident Darnell Kennedy, middle, seeks to raise enough money to volunteer in Africa this spring. Kennedy, who has spent the past five years volunteering at Christie Lake Kids where he once was a camper, says he wants to travel to the country to get a better understanding of how to help those in need.

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EMC news - Darnell Kennedy is an avid volunteer, having spent more than 8,000 hours helping at-risk youth in Ottawa. Now he is attempting to raise $6,500 so he can travel to Africa in May to learn about the challenges facing people living there, helping him to become even better at helping others. Kennedy comes by helping people honestly enough: he grew up in a low-income neighbourhood and said his life turned around at a young age when he had a chance to attend a free summer camp. After six years as a camper and five years as a volunteer camp counsellor, he now wants to spread his volunteering wings abroad. The trip to Africa is through Operation Groundswell, an organization Kennedy said is founded on ethical travel volunteering. It designs trips to expose participants to the day-to-day realities of each region visited. Kennedy has never traveled before, but said he thought this trip would help him better understand how other countries and regions struggle with and attempt to overcome poverty. When he returns home, Kennedy wants to put what he has learned to use in his own backyard. “I am really hoping to discover a whole new part of me and with the organization, I am really hoping to learn how

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They will cycle through Hell’s Gate National Park, also in Kenya, where the volunteers will learn about the realities of the genocide in Rwanda. They’ll also visit the whitewater rapids at the source of the Nile in Uganda. The projects Kennedy and his fellow volunteers will participate in will depend on the requests from local community organizations, but some past projects include constructing a bridge, building latrines for a technical school, working at a resource center and running an intercultural women’s political group. Kennedy has received a $650 grant from Operation Groundswell and he has personally raised $800, but the remaining $5,050 needs to be raised by April 1. To help his efforts, Kennedy will be hosting a comedy night at Absolute Comedy on March 19. Tickets are $20 per person. The comedians for the evening are Jason Harper and Dave Merheje. To donate to Kennedy’s cause, visit

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we can help ourselves here with a whole new perspective,” he said. It was Kennedy’s time at the Christie Lake Kids summer camp where the young University of Ottawa student said he learned what it meant to be given a chance. “Summer camps costs an arm and a leg to go to, but Christie Lake Kids summer camp is free,” he said. “It was the first time I got on the bus I knew I wanted to become more than just a camper. I had never been a way from home before and was sad and scared, but they (the counsellors) were so welcoming, they were like a family. It was a warm safe environment.” Now he said he wants to spread that welcoming, family feeling. “I don’t know what to expect, I am hoping to bring that same warm, welcoming feeling to Africa.” The six-week trip will take Kennedy and other volunteers to Kibera, Africa’s most populous slum located in Nairobi, Kenya. It will give them the chance to work with internationally renowned artist and peace activist Solo7.

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Natalie Van Tassel has made it her mission in life to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Van Tassel, a yoga instructor, worked on her 2013 calendar Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, which raised $10,000 for the MS Society of Canada’s Ottawa Chapter. This year Van Tassel aims to surpass her goal and raise $20,000 for MS Society and MS research.

Yoga instructor reaches calendar sales goals 2014 calendar plans already underway Michelle Nash

EMC news - If the sales of one charity calendar can raise $10,000 for multiple sclerosis, why not aim for $20,000? That’s what Ottawa yoga instructor Natalie Van Tassel decided to do: stretch her resources a little further to launch a new charity calendar campaign for 2014. It was from the moment Van Tassel, who is also a nurse, found out her 23 year-old son had multiple sclerosis that she made a vow to work every day to raise funds and awareness for disease. Her first effort produced the 2013 Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis calendar for sale kast November, showcasing yogis from across the city in action. The sales went really well and Van Tassel managed to cover her costs while raising $10,000 for Multiple Sclerosis of Canada’s Ottawa chapter. Now she said it is time to raise the bar and raise $20,000 this year, funds she intends to split between the MS Society of Canada and to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to help with MS research. “Because we are making it bigger this year, now I need time to build the other aspects of what I am planning,” Van

Tassel said. “On the website, I will be promoting the calendar, but for me it is also about raising awareness for MS. If people were aware of the impact of the disease, I think there would be more support.” Van Tassel’s son, Oliver, had just graduated from university when his first multiple sclerosis attack happened. At first, Van Tassel said she feared her son could be suffering from MS, but had hoped she was wrong. Later, however, he was diagnosed with the disease. Van Tassel said she always though MS affected people in their 40s, not younger people. What Van Tassel quickly learned is that it affects people as young as 14. The mother of two admits the first few weeks after Oliver’s diagnosis were extremely hard on her emotionally, but practicing yoga and working on the calendar helped her heal. Van Tassel only had four months to get the 2013 calendar complete before it was to go on sale in time for the holidays. When it came time to decide whether she wanted to create a 2014 calendar, she admits being unsure. “There were a few times when I thought ‘Should I do this again?’, but really there was never any doubt to do this again.” On Feb. 24 Van Tassel was honoured for her fundraising efforts by the Multiple Sclerosis of Canada’s Ottawa chapter. She says the award is a perfect way to help raise

awareness about her fundraising efforts and the disease. “I am happy, but what this award means to me is I am just a nurse and a mother who wanted to make sure my son was okay,” Van Tassel said. “Because of that I needed to raise money for MS and if a nurse and mother can raise this much money, imagine what more of us could do? We need to all do something more and spread the word.” To help make the 2014 calendar a reality, the yogi has enlisted some help from friends, family and acquaintances. Van Tassel said this year the fundraising will go beyond the calendar. With a committee in place, plans are underway to design an interactive website where people can donate, purchase a calendar and learn more about MS. The important thing she pointed out is that all the money will stay local, for local families and individuals living with MS. Van Tassel said she has been connecting with doctors who will participate in video blog entries to inform people about the disease as well as provide tips to help those who have it. Yoga will continue to remain a strong focus which Van Tassel said can help MSdiagnosed people cope with the disease. “Yoga is all about meditation and breathing; it slows down your nervous system and allows you to be mindful of the present moment. It helps keep them mobile, it offers them strength,” she said.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail:

Feb 28:

Payback is an incisive and moving exploration of debt not simply as an economic condition, but as a primal human dilemma. Jennifer Baichwal’s masterfully cinematic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestseller Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth frames four divergent stories against Atwood’s witty, eclectic analysis of human obligation. Greely Branch (1448 Meadow Drive - 613-821-3609). February 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will help you discover some easy ways of correcting basic flaws so you will be proud to display your photos. For more information call InfoService at 613-580-2940 or email Online registration is required. Manotick Branch (5499 South River – 613-692-3854). Thursday,

Feb. 28, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

797-3478. Come on out and join the fun!

March 1:

Russell Knights of Columbus will host their Spaghetti Extravaganza in memory of Monica Baker and benefiting the WDMH Foundation Cancer Fund. Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Forget St. in Embrun. Tickets are $25. Guest speaker: Linda Johnson, registered nurse at the hospital.

Manotick legion dinner-dance on Friday, March 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (dance at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $18 at the Legion office. Please buy your tickets early. 5550 Ann Street Manotick, Harmony Hall. Roast beef or fish buffet, salads, desserts, tea and coffee. Music by ‘Rosy Swan and partner. Open to the public. Bring your friends.

March 5:

March 2:

The Eastern Regional Clydesdale Assoc. is pleased to announce their spring dance to be held Saturday, March 2nd, at the Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp Fairgrounds.The dance begins at 8 p.m. and features “Old Tyme Country” music by the Glenn Silverson Band. There will be both a live and a silent auction. Light lunch will be served at 11:15 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and are available by calling Stan Carruthers, 613-

Laughter is a natural instinct. Learn about the physical, emotional, psychological and social benefits of laughter. A Registered Nurse from Retire-At-Home services will give a talk about the benefits of laughter as an excellent way to reduce pain along with the need for love and belonging. So, go ahead and Laugh for the health of it! For more information, contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or regis-

tration is required. Manotick branch (5499 South River - 613-692-3854). Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

March 6

If you have recently lost a partner, you may find cooking for one as an adjustment. The easy, delicious and healthy recipes demonstrated in Mike’s Kitchen will help you get back to taking care of yourself. Just bring yourself, everything else is provided. The group will meet weekly from March 6 to April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2112 Bel-Air Dr. The cost is $15 per week or $80 for all six weeks. Call 613224-0526 to register.

March 7:

Councillor Moffatt will host a public meeting on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall of the Manotick Arena, to update residents on several issues of importance to our community. Foremost amongst them will be a staff presentation on the city’s process with respect to Dickinson Square.

March 9:

The Osgoode Legion will host a beach party at its headquarters on Sunstrum Street beginning at 8:30 p.m. Featuring Beach Boys era Music provided by a DJ. Admission $5 Dress: beachwear.

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March 16:

St. Paddy’s Day House Party featuring karaoke, Irish music and comedy for entertainment at the Osgoode Legion. Admission is free. Please bring in some munchies.

March 17:

St. Patrick’s Day Open House at Orchard View Living Centre, 1491 Manotick Station Rd. from 2 to 4 p.m. Irish music with Robin Averil, food, fun, tours. Free to everyone.


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We all deserve a break: Rest and recharge! A registered nurse from Retire-At-Home services will discuss how to be a caregiver to yourself when providing care to your loved one. March 18: Greely branch, 1448 Meadow Drive. March 26: Osgoode branch, 5630 Osgoode Main St. Online registration is required.

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March 20 to 24:

Follow the yellow brick road to Greely as the Greely Players presents the Wizard of Oz March 20 to 24 at the Greely

Community Centre. Tickets are available at or through the ticket line at 613-821-5407. Adults are $20 and children and seniors are $15.

March 23:

The Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School is hosting its Annual Easter Bunny breakfast and silent auction on Saturday March 23 at the Metcalfe Community Centre (2785 8th Line Road). Doors are open from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be a silent auction, kids’ craft tables, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, children’s entertainment and breakfast served by local fire fighters. To purchase advance tickets or for more information call 613-821-3196.

April 6:

JukeBox Music Trivia Night! Saturday, April 6 a the Greely Community Centre. Hosted by the Winchester Hospital Heelers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and game begins at 7 p.m. Tables (up to 10 people) are $250. Includes chili dinner, cash bar, trivia game and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Heelers’ participation in the Winchester hospital foundation’s Heel ‘n Wheel for Local Cancer Care on Sept. 7, 2013.

April 19:

Kars on the Rideau Public School will host its annual community used book sale April 19 and April 20. The school seeks good quality used children and adult books, movies, etc. for their sale. Drop off your books at Kars on the Rideau Public School, 6680 Dorack Drive during school hours (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Donations can be made until April 12. Part of the proceeds will go to Help Lesotho charity. For more information call Megan Dodge at 489-0631.


Come to the Osgoode legion for darts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. Experience not required. The bar is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Children’s programs at Manotick Library: Drop in for stories, rhymes and songs for babies ages 0 to18 months from 10 to10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time ages18 months to three years from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Storytime for ages three to six yrs from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Session 1 runs every Thursday morning until Feb. 21. For more information contact us at 613-692-3854.

The Gloucester South Seniors meet at 4550 Bank St., Leitrim for a full schedule of activities every week including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo #144 and free parking. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. Old Time Fiddle and Country Dance. First Friday of every month. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door or yearly memberships available. No charge for participating musicians and singers. Join us for a good time.


Looking to learn conversational Spanish? Improve your Spanish speaking skills with Los Amigos Toastmasters. The group meets at Tunney’s Pasture Mondays from 4:55 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carole at 613-761-6537 or visit www.

Mondays and Thursdays:

The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank St. (at Leitrim Road) meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613821-1930 for more information.


Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness. You do not have to be Scottish. No experience or partner is required. Meet Tuesday evenings at Manotick United Church from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email


Every Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. enjoy bingo at the Osgoode Legion, 3284 Sunstrum St. in Osgoode. All money raised at these weekly events goes back to the community. Bring your ‘dabbers’ and come out to support your local legion bingo.


Free Kindermusik classes in February at the Osgoode Township Museum every Saturday morning from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for kids ages two to six. Have fun moving and grooving, singing and dancing, laughing and learning with fun activities and instruments. Call 613-821-4062 to save your spot.

47. Black tropical American cuckoo 48. Short stroke 49. Competent 50. Unit used to measure buttons 52. Liabilities 53. Loafers 55. A social outcast 56. Old Man’s beard lichen 58. County north of The Golden Gate 59. Short literary composition 60. Norwegian composer CLUES DOWN 1. Disentangle stitching 2. Plane passenger places 3. Assoc. for Women in Science 4. 1st bible book (abbr.) 5. The in spanish 6. Atomic #43 7. Arbitrager (inf.)

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Aries, a mountain of responsibility has put pressure on you. Although you cannot shy away from what has to be done, you can put a smile on your face when tackling your tasks. Taurus, something special will take place in the next few days and you will be on hand to experience all of it. Magical moments are to be made with a romantic partner. Gemini, you may want to think before you speak when a friend asks for advice. The truth might hurt, so it could be wise to keep quiet for the time being. Cancer, a stroke of inspiration leads you on a creative journey. Things will calm down toward the end of the week when you have to focus on more tangible things.

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

8. Harvest grain 9. Broadcast images on the airwaves 10. Nine county No. Irish province 13. Assist in some wrongdoing 14. An old 78 card game of Italy 16. They __ 17. Partner of Pa 21. To and ___: back and forth 22. Records electric brain currents 23. Female revolutionary descendants 26. Doctor of Theology 27. The People’s Princess 30. Temperament 31. One of Santa’s helpers 32. Pakistani rupee 35. Divulging a secret

Leo, someone you know wants to step things up to another level, but you may not be ready to take that kind of plunge. Talk over your feelings in a kind way. Virgo, family has been on your mind lately, and you may feel it’s best to spend the majority of your free time at home rather than out. Make good use of your time.

37. Foreign Service 38. Possessed 39. US Nursing Organization 40. Quickly grab 41. Prosecuting officer 42. WW II Crimean conference site 43. Unstick 46. 20th Hebrew letter 47. The work of caring for someone 49. Any high altitude habitation 50. Atomic #3 51. Sea eagles 52. Afghan persian language 54. A large body of water 55. Golf score 57. Antarctica 58. Magnesium 0228

CLUES ACROSS 1. Utilization 6. 2nd largest Estonia city 11. Spiral staircase center 12. Fisherman’s basket 13. Gain an objective 15. Aromatic pine resin 18. Thai monetary unit 19. Ancient capital of Nabataea 20. Strays 21. Served food 24. “Rubber Ball” singer Bobby 25. Foot digit 26. Profound fear 28. Atomic #77 29. Faced up to 33. Unit of pain intensity 34. Confederate soldier 36. In an inconsiderate manner 43. Blue Hens school 44. Yemen capital 45. Swiss river

Last week’s answers

Libra, a chance encounter has you rethinking what you want to accomplish in the next few weeks. You are secondguessing all of your plans because of this surprise. A decision you made could have long-term effects, Scorpio. You’ll probably find that you have to do some damage control this week to get things back on track. Sagittarius, all indications point to a monumental change in your life. Wait to see what occurs and put big decisions or vacations on hold. Capricorn, it can be tempting to toss away your responsibilities and simply have fun. But then you will be so backed up it could take quite a while to dig out from under your to-do list. Aquarius, just when you need a bit of sunshine, a satisfying piece of good news arrives. Your spouse or partner plays a significant role in this positive development. Pisces, a tangled web is forming around you, but with quick wit you will manage to steer clear of the melee.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue



Pet Adoptions Alvin & Simon D#A153328 & D#A153331

Meet brothers, Alvin and Simon! These twoyear-old male agouti Degus are just two of the many small animals available for adoption at the Ottawa Humane Society. They have been at the shelter since February 14, when they were surrendered by their owner. They currently both have a shy and timid disposition at the moment, and they need an owner who is willing to put in the extra time needed to help them blossom to their full potential. They are bonded, and would do best if they are kept together! These gems would rather not live in a home with cats, and they need a large terrarium with a wheel that is made of solid metal. Alvin and Simon are heavy chewers who are very curious in nature and need lots of safe items to keep them busy, entertained and maintain their teeth.

To learn more about Alvin and Simon, please contact the Ottawa Humane Society at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or come visit our new location, 245 West Hunt Club Road.

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Did you know? Degus are native to the western foothills of the Andes in South America. Did you know? Degus have good vision and are sensitive to green and ultraviolet light. Behavioral experiments have shown that degus are able to discriminate ultraviolet light from the wavelengths visible to humans; it is likely that this ultraviolet sensitivity has a social function, since both their stomach fur and their urine are highly UV reflective. Degus are strictly herbivorous, feeding on grasses and browsing the leaves of shrubs, and seeds. They are intolerant of dietary sugar. Degus are highly susceptible to developing diabetes when fed regularly on a diet containing sugar. Captive degus need plenty of space to exhibit a full range of normal behaviours. They do best in a metal cage with multiple levels made for rats and secured double latches. It is important to line the levels with grass mats or a soft fabric so that the degus do not get bumble feet. It is important never to try to catch a degu by the tail because it will fall off easily and is painful to the creature. If this occurs it will not grow back. Degus often ‘groom’ their human owners, by a gentle nibbling action, and readily bond with any person spending time with them. Degus will bathe themselves if given a bowl of chinchilla dust weekly.

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: Email: Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258 Manotick EMC - Thursday, February 28, 2013


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“RURURU!” My name is Bailey. I’m 10 years old and I’m an adorable shitzu mixed with a cockapoo. I love to suckle on soft toys, wrestle, lick my mom’s big nose, bounce in the snow, and spin around on my bum on the carpet! (my mom gets mad at me for doing that...) Over the past 2 years I’ve been through some ups and downs. I was already diagnosed with mitral valve disease at the age of 6, then I developed kidney stones and had to get them surgically removed. Boy! The recovery period was worse than being neutured! There’s some special food I have to eat now so I don’t develop them again - so far so good! I’ve also developed diabetes about 2 years ago. I get an insulin injection right after breakfast and another right after dinner; they’re not that fun, but I take them like a good boy and I get a handful of kibbles after each one (because I can’t have treats anymore). Unfortunately, due to my diabetes, I’ve rapidly developed cataracts and I can’t see so well, but my family is really positive and they help me cope with finding my way around. The plan is to eventually have another surgery to get some of my sight back, but until then I’m just going to have to “ruff” it. Regardless, I’m always happy and I love life! Look at me mommy, daddy, Jessi, and Mikey, I’m in the newspaper!

Degus are about the size of a pet rat with a long furry tail, large yes, and mouse-like ears. They make great pets because although they don’t like to be handled, they enjoy human companionship and vocalize with excited chittering or gentle coos to keep you entertained for hours. Degus are highly social animals that are happiest when sharing their habitat with another degu. If possible, keep a pair of the same sex. General Care: • Degus need a spacious cage with a solid bottom • The cage needs shavings, a hiding box, food bowls, a water bottle • Degus eat pellets, hay, and like to gnaw on objects • A large exercise wheel with a solid surface is perfect for degus In the wild Degus live in burrows, and by digging communally, they are able to construct larger and more elaborate burrows than they could on their own. Degus digging together coordinate their activities, forming digging chains. They spend a large amount of time on the surface, foraging for food. Degus have a wide array of communication techniques. They have an elaborate vocal repertoire comprising up to 15 unique sounds. Did you know? Degus live from five to ten years, and are prone to diabetes. Never feed a degu fruit or other foods containing sugar, honey, or molasses.




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