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A Metcalfe family is hoping for a ‘forever home’ as they care for their chronically ill child. – Page 5 EMMA JACKSON/METROLAND

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Eight managers from the OLG Slots at the Rideau Carleton Raceway spend the day at Osgoode Township Care Centre baking cookies, decorating Christmas trees and visiting with residents as part of the annual Community Action program organized by the United Way on Dec. 6. This was the first year the OLG staff helped at the care centre, and general manager Damien DeRoux, left, said it was a great day. “How can you get any better than this, spreading some Christmas cheer?� he said.

City paves way for Dickinson Square revamp Metcalfe’s Anglican rector will start a post-abortion support group south of Ottawa this spring. – Page 9

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EMC news - At least one Manotick developer already has his sights set on redeveloping Dickinson Square. Joe Princiotta, a local resi-


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dent and developer who is building a new senior’s residence on Bridge Street north of Dickinson Square, came to a city hall meeting on Dec. 6 to announce that yes, he does intend to make a pitch to redevelop at least part of the cityowned lands. Manotick residents who have an interest in the site say it will be critical that developers are sensitive to the site’s heritage. “It’s the heart and soul, not just of the village, but of the region,� said longtime Manotick resident Don Slack, chairman of the board of Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS), which uses one of the historic buildings as its office. The stage for redevelopment is set following the agriculture and rural affairs committee’s Dec. 6 to approval to loosen zoning rules for properties the city owns in the historic square. The site is home to four heritage buildings

– Dickinson House, Weaver House, the Ayers Building and the carriage shed – that currently house community groups. An adjacent vacant home is also up for redevelopment. If city council gives the changes the final seal of approval on Dec. 19, constructing new buildings would be allowed and the types of businesses and uses on the site would expand. “Anything we did today and any changes we made are about enhancing the square,� said Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt. “And also, being consistent with what the community wants. There were many people who said they’d love to see a brew pub-type establishment in the square, but we didn’t have zoning for that.� With the changes, the city is preparing to sell or lease parts of the properties for redevelopment. That process won’t begin until the city issues a call for developers in-

terested in the site. Princiotta is first in line, but he isn’t the only business person who has expressed interest in doing something with the property, Moffatt said. There are three separate addresses that the Manotick Mill Quarter Community Development Corporation will determine the future of: 1127 and 1128 Mill St. and 1125 Clapp Ln. The corporation could decide to sell or lease any or all of those properties. The focus for redevelopers will be on the property at 1125 Clapp Ln., which is occupied by a vacant house that has no heritage designation. The city originally proposed increasing the allowable building height from 11 metres tall to 13.5 m, but after strong community objection, a compromise of 12 m was settled upon. Princiotta hinted he’d be interested in putting a building with ground-floor retail and residential units above, and

other commercial uses such as offices are now allowed. No decision to sell or lease the property would be made until residents have a chance to see exactly what a developer is proposing for the sites, Moffatt said. “The community is going to be involved every step of the way,� he added. COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM?

The property’s centrepiece is the historic home of Moss Kent Dickinson, the first resident of Manotick and mayor of Ottawa from 1864 to 1866. The house’s grounds are also home to the carriage shed, which is used as space to support Watson’s Mill across the street; the Weaver House, which is currently unused; and ROSSS’s office in the Ayers Building on the other side of Mill Street. See MANOTICK, page 7

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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.”

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Hurst said it was much more important that Parks Canada maintain the traditional season length from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, which the department confirmed 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-Wolford Mayor Doug Struthers said keeping the season 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 influence 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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Flash A Stache nets $54,000 for Winchester, Ottawa hospitals Emma Jackson

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 firefighter 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 firefighter team, Sufficient 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 final 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. Awareness campaign

The Dare to Flash a ‘Stache campaign is similar to the international Movember movement, where men collect pledges to grow their moustaches. But Flash a Stache is a localized version with money directly benefitting the community, Clapp said. “There are a number of us 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


North Stormont Mayor Dennis Fife of Berwick raised $4,120 for the Dare to Flash a Stache fundraiser, more than any other individual who participated. cancer before I had it and then goal to measure, Clapp said it was information overload he was happy to have started SW2012EMCXmasAd1b.qx 8/27/56 9:50 AM Page 1 the conversation. once I had it.” “The event caused more While awareness is a hard

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A home for Ellie Metcalfe mom fights for ailing toddler’s ‘forever home’


Smith has decided it is time to ask the community for help. “When you have a sick child, you see how easy it becomes to ask for help. At some point when it becomes really scary, you say, ‘OK, I have to,’” Smith said.


Like any toddler, Ellie is

busy. On Oct. 25, she padded happily from one room to another, carefully navigating the two stairs from the toyladen living room to the more adult dining room. She played with her Diego doll, and dismantled her mom’s seasonal centrepiece. She demanded her mother’s attention, and wanted to play with her big sister Avery, who had a friend over. She laughed one moment and cried the next. And every few minutes she escaped from the long, clear plastic tube that tethers her to a humming oxygen machine in the dining room. While she can breathe on her own, without the oxygen she quickly develops symptoms of her illness: she begins to pant, and then to throw up. Her mother chased her time and again to replace the tube around her ears. When her sister snacked on Goldfish crackers, Ellie got some too – but most of them were thrown for fun. Ellie gets most of her food through a feeding tube in her stomach, and despite being almost two, her mom still gets up to feed her several times a night. The family lives “in a bubble,” Smith said, because Ellie’s immune system is so compromised that they can’t risk venturing into public very often. Avery, now three and a half, will likely be home-schooled because she would otherwise bring too many germs home to Ellie. The campaign can be found at

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Ellie Richard laughs with her mom Roxanne Smith at their Metcalfe home. Ellie has a rare lung disease that requires 24-hour care and thousands of dollars of medical equipment to keep her healthy.



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EMC news – When Roxanne Smith’s rented home suddenly went up for sale in October, she cried in her doorway. The mother of six signed a lease and moved into the Metcalfe home on Lloyd Graham Avenue with her two youngest children last May, but the home has now been put up for sale. For most people, hearing you may have to leave your home is difficult. For Smith, it was devastating. That’s because Smith’s youngest child, Ellie Richard, a cheerful 23-month old, has a rare form of childhood lung disease, and requires 24-hour care and thousands of dollars worth of medical equipment to help her breathe, sleep and eat. The rare disease, called childhood interstitial lung disease, is coupled with another lung cell problem called NEHI, and both make it hard for her body to take in enough oxygen. As a result, she is constantly tethered to an oxygen machine, and at night sleeps with a ventilator. All of this makes money tight. Since Ellie’s illness began at three months old, Smith has had to leave her job as a paramedic, and her employment insurance has run out. Her partner is self-employed as a ceramic tiler, and when Ellie is really sick he sacrifices contracts to be with his family. They make frequent trips to CHEO, and have had to spend thousands of dollars on special machines to keep Ellie breathing, as well as feeding tubes and other equipment that isn’t covered under OHIP. Ellie qualifies for a drug card that provides about $450 of coverage a month, but then running all the powered equipment can drive their hydro bill to as much as $500. “Living in Canada does not mean you are safe from medically-associated bills and financial hardships,” Smith said. “People are stunned when I tell them that all of her medically necessary things are in fact not covered.” These added costs led Smith to sell their Manotick home at a loss in 2010, and they rented in Barrhaven for about a year before moving to Metcalfe. “We’re in a position that because of her illness, we’re broke. We have nothing, we have no down payment, we don’t have great credit,” she said.

Her dream is to raise enough money for a down payment to buy a “forever home” in trust for Ellie, so that she doesn’t ever have to move. “My older children can go out and work for a living, but she can’t. Securing her future is the ultimate goal,” Smith said. Although some children with Ellie’s disease grow out of some of their symptoms, or at least improve with age, there is also a chance that Ellie could face a dangerous lung transplant. Smith said her biggest fear is that Ellie will take a turn and have to be hospitalized – as she often is – just as the family has to move. “If she needs a transplant, the last thing we need to be doing is moving,” she said. Smith began a campaign in October called A Home for Ellie, which is hosted by the social fundraising network Indiegogo. Smith’s stated goal is to raise $5,000, but she said she’ll be grateful for whatever comes in. If it’s a relatively small amount, it will go into Ellie’s ongoing trust fund to support her future. If it’s large enough to get them closer to a down payment, it will be used to buy Ellie’s forever home – but since they don’t qualify for a mortgage, they also need a private investor or sustained donations to carry the mortgage in trust for Ellie. So far the campaign has raised about $1,500.


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Ozzie’s owner to rebuild bigger and better Dalton McGuinty, MPP

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EMC news - The owner of Ozzie’s Pizza is looking past the charred remains of his restaurant to a better and brighter future. The pizzeria on Osgoode Main Street across from Osgoode’s community centre caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 28, and has been shut down ever since. It was deemed an electrical fire caused by a wire underneath the building, and the restaurant suffered about $60,000 dollars in damage. FILE But the setback isn’t stop- Nearly a year ago, Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Doug Thompson tasted their namesake ping owner Om Dawson, who pizzas at Ozzie’s Pizza in Osgoode. Owner Om Dawson said he will rebuild from the fire said the pizzeria will reopen that closed the shop on Nov. 28. with a new menu and licensed Dawson arranged to have ceilings where the fire spread had already been approved by bar “in the near future.” “We’re looking to get the province, and he was only the pizzas cooked at the Marl- inside. Insurance investigators are Ozzie’s back up and going, holding off bringing in the bar borough Pub in North Gower and hopefully have a brand while he worked out some de- so the students wouldn’t be assessing the damage, and Dawson said it’s unclear at disappointed. new facility with Osgoode’s tails with his landlord. Right now the building this point whether he will be Dawson’s determination to first liquor-licensed patio,” keep going was immediately has no electricity, because able to rebuild in his current Dawson said. The young entrepreneur has clear hours after the fire, when the wires that caused the fire location or if he will have to been working for about a year he rescued a stack of piz- had to be cut from the hydro move somewhere else in Osto get the small restaurant li- zas and other lunch food that metre, Dawson said. The front goode. Find out what it’s REALLY worth from the most trusted name in the industry “Right now I don’t think censed inside, on the patio and had been prepared for North of the building is badly damfor catered events. Dawson Gower Elementary School’s aged, and Dawson said there we’re moving anywhere,” he are holes in the floors and said. said his licensing applications hot lunch program.

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Manotick residents positive about zoning Continued from the front

During the Dec. 6 meeting, Manotick Community Association president Klaus Belzner made a pitch for the community groups that have an interest in the historic buildings to pool resources and align their plans in order to present a cohesive pitch to the site’s operating board. “The journey has just begun,� he said. “I think this is actually helping the community and the village by giving them an opportunity to work together.� The Rideau Township Historical Society operates the Dickinson House museum and would like to continue to do so, said board member Maureen McPhee. The society would be on board with discussions about aligning plans, she said. The changes in zoning will actually help the society continue operating the museum by providing revenue-generating opportunities such as the option of adding a heritage-style ice cream parlour to the side, McPhee said.

ROSSS’s Ayers House office is bursting at the seams, Slack said, so the group appreciates that the new zoning could allow them to build an addition on the house.

to sell the property. The possibility of moving into a new office that could be built on the Clapp Lane site is also enticing, Slack said. SECONDARY PLAN

I think what we want to do with the secondary plan is to take our focus with the square – the uses, the architectural design guidelines – and expand it out to the rest of the core, COUN. SCOTT MOFFATT

He sees the changes as a positive opportunity for ROSSS; however, he acknowledges that it could also result in the organization being evicted and having to find a new home if the city wants

Responding to criticism that the rezoning should have been done at the same time as a new secondary plan for the village, Moffatt said it’s unlikely any redevelopment at Dickinson Square would even begin before a secondary plan update is completed. “There are a lot of people who have waited long enough,� Moffatt said. “People who are heavily involved want to know what’s happening with the square. Uncertainty is the worst thing.� “I think what we want to do with the secondary plan is to take our focus with the square – the uses, the architectural design guidelines – and expand it out to the rest of the core,� Moffatt said. The secondary plan update is expected to get underway at some point in early 2013.


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rustees of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board were wrong to ratify an agreement with secondary school teachers despite the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rejection of the deal, as it sets the stage for further conflict in the ongoing labour dispute. Things are messy enough following a planned one-day strike by public elementary school teachers this week. But the approval of the agreement by the trustees after the

minister of education rejected it only added to the chaos. As board chairwoman Jennifer McKenzie said in a statement following a Dec. 4 meeting to ratify the deal, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best way to solve a problem is to have the parties directly involved sit down and work together to find a solution. This agreement was locally negotiated; it has not been revised.â&#x20AC;? Why take this position? Why pick a fight with the ministry? The board could

have simply sought to work with the federation on the issues identified by the minister. If the federation rejected this approach as they rejected the ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intervention in the first place, the board rightly could have washed its hands of the matter. Now, Ottawa has a public board that openly disagrees with the province, which will only serve to delay the prospect of a working agreement even longer. The province has laid out

its position. If the federation wishes to reject that position, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s its prerogative. It is not the place of the trustees to reject the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position or chastise it for rejecting its â&#x20AC;&#x153;locally negotiatedâ&#x20AC;? solution. The ability to achieve that end went out the window the moment the province passed Bill 115, which laid out a number of terms the province required in order to accept any collective agreement reached across Ontario. The issue has become

political on a scale that is beyond the scope of local boards. Indeed the two parties holding the most seats at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park, the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives, worked to pass the bill in a minority legislature. The PCs in fact sought to include tougher language and have made it clear such terms would be the case if they were in power. Given the tumult in Ontario politics at the moment, it is presumptuous of the board to

assume they can get the provincial government to change its tune on collective agreements at this point in time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Liberals simply arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in any position to budge. One thing is certain, however: most Ontarians want the education labour disputes settled and the sooner the better. By placing itself between the ministry of education and the teachers, Ottawa public board trustees have only served to delay the achievement of that goal.


A little laughter can go a long way CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


o one talks about nuclear disarmament any more, but they were talking about it over dinner at a local hotel the other night. Not only that, but they were laughing their heads off. This was because of Murray Thomson, one of those unsung heroes in our community. This night he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, because he is turning 90. More than a 100 people came out to celebrate and in addition to talk of nuclear disarmament, there was live country music and the pleasing spectacle of the guest of honor squeaking out These Foolish Things on a violin. It was not a solemn occasion, yet it took place in front of a crowd that is often solemn to a fault. No wonder: the many problems of the world can anger you and make you sad. Thomson, however, is of a generation that took the issues, not themselves, seriously. They worked hard, but they laughed and had fun. There is no space here for a complete resumĂŠ. Thomson worked in Southeast Asia for CUSO, was involved in Project Ploughshares, was one of the founders of Peace Fund Canada and the Group of 78. To all of them he brought boundless energy, optimistic spirit and a readiness to talk baseball. He holds the Pearson Peace Medal and the Order of Canada. At our table there was a discussion about whether there is, in upcoming generations, a group of people who can carry on the same work with the same spirit. Because in addition to the willingness to work hard for little in the way financial reward and public recognition, you need patience, optimism, faith in your fellow humans and a sense of humor.

Making the world a better place has been fun for people like Murray Thomson, but for too many others it has been an exercise in negativity, born mostly out of hatred for those in power. That has led to a lot of rock-throwing, no small amount of teargas and very little positive change. Yet there is a sense that todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger generation might contain some who have the necessary qualities, who might be ready to take on issues of world poverty and poverty at home without being financially rewarded for it, who might be willing to be the only people in their city talking about nuclear disarmament, who could become happy warriors for change. They study these issues in university. Their ease with the Internet puts them in touch with others of like mind. They can organize in a hurry. They have an impulse to help others. True, there is a tendency right now for some people to think they are taking effective action because they set up a Facebook page. But they can learn where they can do the most good. One of Murray Thomsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustaining beliefs, one that all people must have if they choose his line of work, is the notion that ordinary people have and can use power effectively. To this effect he told his favourite joke about a rich and powerful man who goes into a restaurant. The waiter brings a roll and one pat of butter. The man asks for two pats of butter. The waiter politely refuses citing restaurant policy. The angry customer says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you know who I am?â&#x20AC;? The waiter says no. The customer says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a United States senator, chairman of the defence committee, holder of three university degrees and a former NFL football player.â&#x20AC;? The waiter says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you know who I am?â&#x20AC;? The customer says no. The waiter says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the guy with the butter.â&#x20AC;? The message is clear: they may think they have the power, but we have the butter. Unsaid is another message: to fight the power it helps to be able to laugh.

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Anglican parish heading post-abortion support group Emma Jackson


Rev. Kerri Brennan, the Anglican rector for Metcalfe, Vernon and Greely, is developing a post-abortion support group for the South Dundas-Grenville area. is designed to be a non-judgmental, non-denominational space to deal with the emotions that come with terminating a pregnancy, such as grief, loss, guilt and shame. Brennan should know; she went through it herself, and she said it was a long journey to self-forgiveness. She faced “undealt-with emotions” and a deep hurt, along with a constant need to ask for forgiveness. She turned to counselling and liturgy for help, and

through a personal spiritual journey was able to find the forgiveness she needed to move forward. Brennan said she wants to provide that opportunity for others dealing with the impact of an abortion, and to offer spiritual support if they choose. “We would like to facilitate conversation about their experience,” Brennan said. “We will not force an image of God on them. It’s open to absolutely everybody.”

velopment. For more information, Brennan can be reached

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EMC news - An Anglican parish south of Ottawa is hoping to help women heal after having an abortion. The eight-week sessions will begin in April somewhere in the South Dundas-Grenville area, although an exact location has yet to be chosen. Reverend Kerri Brennan, the new rector for the Anglican parish in Metcalfe, Vernon and Greely, began planning the support group while she was working at a parish in Cornwall, where the need for such services was high. “Outside the core of Ottawa, the support gets much harder to find, short of going to a counsellor,” Brennan said. The support group has the blessing of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, as well as a $2,500 bursary, although that doesn’t mean the Anglican church has declared its stance on the controversial issue. “Because it can be such a touchy conversation socially, politically and theologically, we made it clear we did not expect the diocese to take a stand,” Brennan said. The group is modeled on similar support programs offered through Planned Parenthood and First Choice women’s resource centres. It

The groups will be limited to five women per session. “It feels safer and more intimate, but it also gives them more time to speak,” Brennan said. She said they will consider adding more groups if demand is higher than expected. Eventually Brennan wants to introduce a men’s group in Winchester area, headed by Rev. Jonathon Martin who has helped organize the women’s program. “It can be easy to forget that it can be a difficult and scarring experience for men,” she said. She would also like to see the program expand to other areas of the city, including her own parish in south Ottawa. Brennan said the idea has been widely popular among Anglican members across the region. Brennan said she believes that helping those who have had an abortion doesn’t mean you have to agree with that person’s decision; it’s simply the Christian thing to do. “Jesus calls us not to turn our back and ignore the brokenness in our world,” Brennan said. “I am in no position to judge what led them to that decision, how difficult it is or how they are coping. If I believe in a loving God then we are here to help them.” The program is still in de-


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Launch of the Fresh Food Revolution On November 22nd, the Kanata Food Cupboard, launched the Fresh Food Revolution. Some of the attendees included Kanata councillors Allan Hubley and Marianne Wilkinson and Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, of Ottawa Public Health. What is the Fresh Food Revolution? The Kanata Food Cupboard has made some exciting changes to the way they serve residents by having dramatically transformed their premises into a grocery store-style format to better serve those in need. Clients will now be able to make their selection based on their needs, and the food restrictions and preferences of their family, rather than being given a predetermined hamper of foods. In the

coming months, in addition to the current dry goods, the Kanata Food Cupboard will also be offering fresh meat, milk, vegetables and fruit products to their clients. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) supports this innovative approach since lack of nutritious foods can result in poor birth outcomes, reduced learning and productivity and increased chronic disease. As part of the Healthy Eating, Active Living Strategy OPH strives to make healthy nutritious foods a part of every resident’s diet no matter where they live or how much money they have. Learning good food skills are an important part of healthy eating, therefore, OPH Community Food Advisors were on hand

to demonstrate how to prepare simple and nutritious recipes with common food bank items. For more information on the Healthy Eating, Active Living Strategy, visit ottawa. ca/health or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ ottawahealth) for the latest public health information. For more information on the Kanata Food Cupboard, visit kanatafoodcupboard. ca or call 613-836-7847. You can also connect with the Kanata Food Cupboard on Facebook and Twitter (@ KanataFoodCpbrd).

Let’s Talk About Sex Many parents feel anxious about talking to their questions and concerns. their kids about sex, yet, they are a major source of information about sexuality for their children. Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help guide during Capitalize on opportunities that come up these very important talks: in everyday life. Talk about a relative’s pregnancy and ask them if they have Talking about sexuality at an early age reflected on the question—where do will make it easier when talking about babies come from? more complex issues when they become Whether you just heard a news report about sexually transmitted infections, teenagers. If your child has not asked you “where watching a love scene with a TV show, or babies come from” by age 6 or 7—bring even listening to provocative lyrics on the it up. Take it slowly, building on topics radio, these can be conversation starters with your teen. It does not matter how you have already discussed. If your teen has not asked you about sex— you bring it up—it just matters that you bring it up with them. Do not expect that let your teen know that you are willing to everything will be covered in one “talk” talk about it. as it may take more than one conversation before you are both comfortable discussing the subject. What is most important is that Use proper vocabulary when referring your teen feels they can come to you with to body parts. Along with learning the correct terms, your child will learn that

Make the most of teachable moments

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When your child or teen comes to you with a question, clarify what it is they are asking. When a child asks where they came from, they might simply be asking in which city they were born. Keep in mind that many of their questions are really “am I normal?” in disguise. You don’t have to know all the answers, and it’s ok to say that you do not know. Suggest that you and your child find the answer together.

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EMC news - The St. Mark Catholic High School community has collected more than 56,000 food items for food banks across the region, just as demand hits an all-time high in Ontario. The collection falls short of the usual 60,000 cans the school collects annually, but teacher organizer Sean McElhinney said that’s mainly due to the school’s smaller population this year. The food has already been distributed to food cupboards across the city. About a third went to the Ottawa Food Bank and another third was given to Shepherds of Good Hope. The rest was split between eight local food cupboards and several needy schools in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Over the past 25 years, the school has collected about 1.2 million canned food items for needy people in Ottawa. Competitions motivate the students to bring in as much as they can, and math classes crunch the numbers to decide the school’s top three homerooms. All of the food is collected over the course of one week. “This is our big thing to do

in the school year,” McElhinney said. A Grade 9 homeroom headed by Tracy Rino was the winning class this year, collecting 252.33 cans per student. The runner-up was Gabe Leury’s Grade 7 homeroom which collected 169.33 cans per student. Leury’s class also won the “Lionheart award” for total cans collected, with a pile exceeding 5,000. RISING DEMAND

Food drives are desperately needed in Ontario right now according to a report from the Ontario Association of Food Banks. More than 412,000 people in the province, including 160,000 children, are currently accessing 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. “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,” 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. The Ontario report found that 42 per cent of 2012 food bank users were accessing hunger relief programs for the first time in their lives. Laidlaw said the association will continue to pursue the recommendations for change that it made in its 2011 Hunger Report. These include a call for increased access to affordable healthy food, advocating for a housing benefit for low income individuals, a tax credit for farmers and a push for the Ontario government to address the root causes of hunger. This can only be accomplished, Laidlaw said, by implementing policy changes that will lead to long-term sustainable solutions, and ultimately make food banks unnecessary.



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other said if we didn’t quiet down, we could all stay in the house and do chores. We had known since Friday night that on Saturday 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 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. The brothers were kicking each other under the table, stabbing each other with their elbows and laughing as if they had seen something hilarious. To put an end to the nonsense, Father ordered Everett to the barn to hitch up the team and bring the flat-bottomed sleigh around to

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories the house before he was even finished with his porridge. That ended the carry on at the table.

where the best spruce trees were. Emerson had staked out the tree he thought would be just

Everett finally wrestled the axe away from Emerson and he flung it towards the tree. Emerson then took a swing at Everett and the two of them went down rolling off the sleigh. 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 off to the North Pole. On that day, we all wore extra wool socks pulled up to our knees, at least two pairs of mitts and our hats with the ear lugs on them. The horses were up to their bellies in snow as we went over the West Hill, across fields and deep into the bush

perfect. I worried the horses wouldn’t make it, as they sunk up to their bellies in the 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. He was right. There it was. I thought it was just perfect: tall, with full branches sweeping the snow at the bottom, looking like it would reach to the ceiling in our

kitchen where it would spend its days until the new year. But 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 first and chopping it down was his job. Everett was holding on to the head of the axe while Emerson had a firm grip on the handle. It was like a tugof-war back there in the bush. Father, meanwhile, 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 finally wrestled the axe away from Emerson and he flung it towards the tree. Emerson then took a swing at Everett and the two of them went down rolling off the sleigh. Now Father was a patient 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 finished

by the time we get back.” Once Father made up his mind there wasn’t much that could change it. “Now, git,” he said. “The two of you.” Not another word was needed. The two of them headed back out of the bush, clomping through the waistdeep snow. Then 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 was now changed. 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, 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 to turn 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.

Free CPR course from paramedics EMC news - Calling all Good Samaritans: here’s your chance to learn a life-saving skill while supporting those in need within our community. Coun. Mark Taylor, chair of the city’s community and protective services committee, and Ottawa paramedics Chief Anthony Di Monte are hosting a free CPR course in support of the city’s United Way campaign at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd., on Dec. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For a suggested donation of $10, participants will learn to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest and proper CPR technique through a 90-minute hands-on training session. Ottawa paramedics will also demonstrate advanced life-saving skills. Citizens can learn and practice basic CPR skills and, at the same time, their donation will benefit the city’s United Way campaign. Those who donate $20 or more will be issued a tax receipt for the amount. Participants can register for the course online at This is the first time such an event has been organized by the Ottawa paramedics.

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Vision for $2.13-billion light-rail line gets clearer Council votes Dec. 19 on Rideau Transit Group construction proposal Laura Mueller

EMC news - Officials dubbed the city’s forthcoming light-rail system the “Confederation Line” during an announcement of which companies will build the $2.1-billion transit system. The Rideau Transit Group, led by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., SNC-Lavaln and EllisDon, was selected to construct the line, which is expected to be completed on time by 2018 – and on budget. While the initial budget was pegged at $2.1 billion, that amount didn’t account for inflation that would occur between 2009 and the start of construction in 2013. After a couple of changes – including making sections of the downtown tunnel more shallow, bringing the proposed Campus station above ground and shifting Rideau station east of the canal – the final price tag is now $2.13 billion. That price includes $1.8 billion for construction and the remainder for buying land needed to build the line.


Rideau Transit Group agreed to a fixed-price contract of $2.1 billion. Members of council were to review the deal as a committee of the whole on Dec. 12 and council’s final vote on the contract will take place Dec. 19. If the deal is approved, Ottawa will be getting 30 Alstrom Citadis trains, 1,500 of which are already used in 40 cities around the world. The trains can travel up to 100 kilometres per hour and will be able to make the trip from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair station – the ends of the 12.5-km line – in 24 minutes. That means trains could be running as frequently as one every minute and 45 seconds. The trains are designed with onboard bicycle storage and are “proven in heavy snow and cold,” according to Rideau Transit Group’s materials. The project is Ottawa’s largest-ever infrastructure project, Watson said, but the impact on traffic likely won’t be as bad as people might anticipate. That’s because a lot of the


This rendering of the new downtown east light rail transit station was among a number of designs and proposals in the Rideau Transit Group’s winning bid. Council will vote on the group’s proposal on Dec. 19. downtown construction will happen underground. Constructing the first phase of light rail is expected to generate jobs totalling more than 3,200 person-years of employment for trades in the Ottawa area. Another 700 person-years of employment for highly skilled technical staff and 375 person years of employment for engineers will also be created. This job creation is pro-

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Yasmin Duque, left, and her five-year-old daughter Patty Duque join Sabine Chadwick to help run the craft show in Osgoode on Dec. 4. The 10-day show at the Osgoode plaza brought about 15 vendors from across the region to show their wares in the village, with vendor fees donated to the Osgoode Township Care Centre. The craft show was set up like a store, with vendor products mixed and mingled throughout the shop. A large Christmas tree was covered in ornaments and products from many of the vendors, bringing a festive feel to the store. Duque and her daughter were selling products from Log Cabin Orchard and Chadwick was selling a variety of jewelry, baked goods and preserves.

Benn Insurance is pleased to welcome Christine McGlade and Kelly Ruddick to the team. Both Christine and Kelly are experienced and qualified Registered Insurance Brokers with years of experience specializing in Personal Home and Auto Insurance. Kelly has been a resident of Stittsville for 12 years, while Christine resides in Richmond and recently joined us after providing insurance services in the Manotick area for 10 years.

They would be pleased to provide you with a quote on your current and future insurance requirements. You can reach them at: Christine McGlade, R.I.B. Ont 613-228-8002, x. 232 Kelly Ruddick, R.I.B. Ont 613-228-8002, x. 231

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Osgoode welcomes Christmas Emma Jackson


EMC news - Osgoode residents rung in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 1 with a Santa breakfast and parade during the day and the second annual Flick the Switch light-

ing event in the evening. Santa was there for all the festivities. The parade featured floats from community groups, local politicians and businesses. Kids lined the streets to collect candy and send their letters to Santa Claus, if they

didn’t hand deliver them at breakfast. The evening’s flick the Switch event raised money for the Osgoode Youth Association while residents gathered at Osgoode Public School to watch the Nesrallah family turn on their Christmas lights.


ABOVE LEFT: Oscar the Grouch greets the crowd at the Osgoode Santa Claus Parade atop the Osgoode-Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club’s float on Dec. 1. The snowmobile association is known for its imaginative floats; in the past it has arrived at community parades as glam rock band KISS. ABOVE RIGHT: St. Nick himself waves at the crowd from the Cooper Physiotherapy float during the Osgoode Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 1. Santa met with kids at a community breakfast before the parade, and then visited again at the Flick the Switch event in the evening.

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Meet Chia, the OHS staff believe he is about 6 years old. He is a neutered male, chocolate point Siamese cat. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on September 8, but is now available for adoption! Chia is looking for a warm and loving, breed-savy, adult only home. He’s looking for a home that will keep him indoors only! If you think either of these animals are the right pet for your family, contact the Ottawa Humane Society today! Visit the OHS website at to see photos and descriptions of all of the animals available for adoption. Stop by the Adoption Centre, weekdays 11:00am-7:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm.

Holidays and Pets Many pets are given up at vacation time because of a perceived inconvenience. Thousands of pets who were left with “pet sitters” are lost each year. A little forethought would have prevented these things from happening If You Leave Your Pet Behind...Take time to explain your pet’s routine to the sitter and include a list of instructions of what to do if the pet is lost. The Live-In Pet and Plant Sitter... Ideally a relative or a friend who knows your pet (or gets to know him/her before you leave and will be with him/her most of the day). Before you go, leave an adequate supply of food, grooming instructions, exercise routine and veterinarian’s (including emergency clinic) telephone numbers. Also inform your microchip provider of the temporary contact numbers. If possible, leave your itinerary and phone numbers. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar and tag and has had all vaccinations. Phone your sitter a couple of times to check things out. The Drop In Neighbour.... Many agree to stop by each day to feed, water and exercise your pet. Make sure you entrust this duty to a responsible person (some students do this for a summer job). Get references. Professional Pet Sitters... This is a relatively new field and is an excellent alternative to kennelling, especially for cats who often don’t do well out of their home environment. Check the yellow pages for persons offering these services. Better yet, talk to friends and family and find out if they can recommend someone. Always


Meet Rocly! This neutered male, Shih Tzu, is 5 years old! He was surrendered to the shelter by his owner on November 12, but is now available for adoption. Rocky is a lovely boy who would love companionship from humans only. He is best suited to a quieter home, but would be fine with children over the age of 5. Rocky is known to love his daily walks, and has perfect the art of “sitting pretty”. By day, Rocky has been spending his time in one of our administrative offices, and it has been noted that he is a very sweet, quiet dog that just wants to be around people and he loves to be cuddled! check references and look for someone who is bonded. Visit The Kennel and Check for the Following... • Are the cages clean and large enough for your pet? • Is water available at all times? • Do the kennel owners insist on all vaccinations? • How often will your pet receive exercise? What kind of exercise? • Is the boarding agreement complete and satisfactory? • Is a veterinarian on call 24 hours? You might check with the doctor’s office to verify. If You Take Your Pet With You... • Keep complete identification and rabies tag on your dog or cat at all times. • Carry current health and vaccination certificates • Book your hotel in advance in a hotel that allows pets. • Do not leave your pet alone in a hotel room without familiar toys and bedding. It is a good idea to bring a pet carrier or even a crate with you. Travelling By Car... • Make sure your pet is used to travelling in the car. If necessary take him/her on a few short rides before vacation time. • Do not leave your pet in the car during warm weather, even with the window open. Heat Kills! • Do not feed your pet for a few hours before a trip. Bring along fresh cool water and a familiar water bowl. • Allow for exercise breaks during long trips. They’re good for both you and a your pet.

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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

Finnegan My name is Finnegan and I am a 18 month old St. Bernard/Husky mix. I had a rough start to life, but thanks to the wonderful people at Friendly Giant Dog Rescue my mom adopted me when I was 5 months old. Now I get to run and play everyday with my fur friends at the dog park and the fields near our house. My mom also brings me along with her to work sometimes, and I get LOTS of attention from the kids she works with - she tells me I would make a great therapy dog...I just like the belly rubs! Do you think your pet is cute enough to be “THE PET OF THE WEEK”? Submit a picture and short biography of your pet to find out! Simply email to: attention “Pet of the Week”

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2203 Alta Vista Drive Carol Singing 9:30 pm Christmas 3:30pm Contemplative Eucharist Sunday, December 16 Sundays Eve Choral Eucharist 10 pm 9:30 and 11:15- Christmas Pageant Sunday Worship 10:30 am 10am Choral Eucharist with Sunday School & Nursery 4:00 pm - Christmas Concert December 25th Featuring Chancel Choir, Dance, Choir Candlelight Service 613-235-3416 760 Somerset West3:30pm Choral Contemplative Eucharist Eucharist 10 am Bell Choir and Northwinds Brass

Wednesday, December 19, 7pm Encarna - The Stations of Advent • 613-733-3156


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Dec. 16th - Advent III: And we’re gonna sing: Sweet Glory Hallelujah!

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Sunday Service 10am Nursery and Church School provided

Dec. 2 White Gift Sunday 10:00 am Dec. 9 Family Christmas party and potluck 4:00 pm Dec. 16 Children’s Musical: The Journey 10:00 am Dec. 23 Lessons and Carols service 10:00 am Dec. 24 Christmas Pageant 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Candelight and Communion Service 10:00 pm Dec. 30 Informal Service 10:00 am

December 25th Christmas Day 10:00 am Communion Service

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Ministry: Rev. Andrew Jensen, BA, MDiv 25 Gibbard Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K2G 3T9 Near Knoxdale & Greenbank (613) 829-2266 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. (Nursery Available) Tuesday Craft Group: 9:00 a.m. Youth Group: every second Sunday evening

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God

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The Canadian Forces Chaplain Services Military Chapel Sunday Services


Riverside United Church


429 Parkdale at Gladstone Ministers Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Barbara Faught - Pastoral Care Melodee Lovering - Youth and Children Worship Service - 10:30 am 613-728-8656 Sunday School for all ages Nursery Available

Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11:15

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Come to Worship - Sunday 10:30 BibleSt.Preaching, Hymn Singing & Friends Clement Church/Paroisse St. Clément

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive (613) 224 0526 Join us for regular services Beginning September 9 – Sundays at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Church school and youth group Rector: Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera – Everyone welcome – Come as you are –

1564 John Quinn Road 613-821-2237 Greely ON K4P 1J9 Come to Worship - Sunday 10:30 613-821-2237 Bible Preaching, Hymn Singing & Friends


10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa (Meadowlands and Chesterton) Tel: 613-225-6648

Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome

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ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven


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Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Murray


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Join us for worship, fellowship & music Nursery, children and youth ministries Sunday Service at 10:30 am Rev. Kathryn Peate

Celebrating 14 years in this area!



Monday, Dec. 10th, at 7:30pm. Special Advent Service 267266/0327 “Remembering Our Loved Ones at Christmas Time” Thurs., Dec. 13th, at 7:30pm. We invite anyone who is grieving to come

Our area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season.


Join us Sundays at 10:30

Weekday Masses - 9:00 am. • Saturday Mass - 5:00 pm.Sunday Masses Sat., at 5pm., Sun., at 8:30am. & 10:30am. Weekday Mass Sunday Masses - 8:30 am. & 10:30 am. 9am. (Mon. to Sat. inclusive) Other Liturgies for Lent: Parish Penitential Service


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Merry Christmas from the mayor Out of 500 submissions, Mayor Jim Watson chose a drawing by Riverside South resident Giorgio Manasseri for his 2012 Christmas card design. Giorgio submitted his drawing last year while in Grade 1 at Bernard Grandmaître Catholic Elementary School. The illustration depicts the mayor handing out hot beverages on the outdoor skating rink in front of city hall. While Giorgio had never skated on the Rink of Dreams before, he got a chance on Dec. 6 after being presented with a framed copy of the greeting card, which was sent to thousands of people on the mayor’s Christmas list. Kids can now submit their drawings for consideration for the mayor’s 2013 card.



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Kars family continues to grow a tradition of giving EMC community - Giving can be as rewarding as getting this Christmas. That’s the message a Kars family is hoping to spread through their toy mountain fundraiser. “When you give to less fortunate children it not only makes them happy at Christmas but it also makes you feel great,” said 12-year-old Paige MacLellan. Paige and her 10-year-old sister Katelyn, along with their parents Mark and Stacey MacLellan, are helping to bring Christmas toys to families in need by collecting for the Salvation Army toy mountain through St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kars. The idea came together five years ago after the girls saw some of their friends donate birthday money to an animal protection group. Mark MacLellan came upon the Salvation Army toy mountain campaign online and suggested to the girls they didn’t need so many toys. He suggested they should ask their guests to donate them to the Salvation Army toy mountain instead. “I’ve always tried to guide them but it’s never been about pressure. It had to be their choice,” MacLellan said. “There have been rewards and benefits however, I would tell the girls if they invite


In this family photo is Paige (oldest girl) and Katelyn with their mother Stacey and dad Mark and standing up in the back are their grandparents William and Linda MacLellan. guests to donate toys to the Salvation Army they could invite the whole class, otherwise the party will be limited to a few friends.” St. Andrews minister Susan Clarke said she and the congregation were quick to support the idea. “The congregation was so impressed that children so

young would be so conscientious and aware of the world around them,” she said. The MacLellan family also provide lunch for the congregation on a Sunday in December to say thank you and promote the toy drive. “For me it’s all about giving back and also the enjoyment of making the lunch

for the congregation with the girls. We spend the day teaching them how to make soups and French bread,” said MacLellan. “I hope those are the memories they will carry with them.” Over the last five years the girls have collected nearly 600 toys for the Salvation Army toy mountain campaign and

about $900 in cash donations. “The more children know about the world the better, and it’s important for them to know they can make a difference,” Clarke said. “Children are generally open to being helpful and kind; it comes with having an open heart. We can learn a lot from them.” MacLellan agreed.



“If kids are given the opportunity and guidance I believe they make the generous choice,” he smiled. “My hope is that as we guide them through to adulthood they will continue to be very generous people.” “It has snowballed among the girls’ friends. We have seen over the past few years a lot of them asking for donations at their parties, too,” added his wife Stacey. Now that the toy collection at St. Andrew’s has become a tradition, the MacLellan family said they want to take their campaign to the next level. “Next year we might go to another church and provide lunch and promote the idea of collecting toys for the Salvation Army’s toy mountain. We’ll see if we can plant seeds and encourage other churches to start their own traditions,” said MacLellan. “The toy drive has grown a lot over the last five years. I think our parents are proud of us,” added Paige. “I think they are happy we are giving back to people that don’t have as much,” Katelyn said. Toys can still be dropped off at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kars until Dec. 16. The Salvation Army is expected to provide 16,000 children in the Ottawa region with toys this Christmas.


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Dec. 13:

Join the Ottawa South Women’s Connection for a morning of wrapping, baking and crafting demonstrations just in time for Christmas. Thursday, Dec. 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Fred Barrett Arena on Leitrim Road. Guest speaker and singer, door prizes, refreshments and child care. Admission $5. Call 613-249-0919.

Dec 15:

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Greely Legion Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. Pancakes, sausages, toast, tea & coffee. Adults $5, kids $3. For more information visit our website,

Dec. 16:

The Knox Presbyterian Church choir and worship team in Manotick will present Emmanuel – Celebrating Heaven’s Child on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Please come join us in celebrat-

ing our Saviour’s birth. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, contact the church office at 613-692-4228. Sweeten your holiday spirit at O-YA’s festive winter fundraising event! From 2 to 5 p.m., couples of all ages can decorate one pre-assembled gingerbread house, with a supply of treats and icing and lots of holiday cheer. Seasonal music will get you in the spirit, and steaming bowls of chili, sugar cookies and warm winter signature drinks will be available for purchase. Those interested in competing can enter their house for judging and prizes. Cost is $25 per pair: two friends, two family members, two spouses, etc. Please register in advance by email: The Village Voices Women’s Choir presents “We Need A Little Christmas” at Winchester United Church, 519 Lawrence Street in Winchester on Sunday, Dec.

16 at 2:30 p.m. Special guests include Mary Muckle and the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble. Following the concert there will be refreshments, as well as a gift basket raffle and a door prize draw. Please bring non-perishable items for the Food bank. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12 are free. For more information, please email or visit villagevoices.

Dec. 17:

The Osgoode Baptist and Vernon United Church invites everyone to Country Christmas, a showcase of music from the Gallagher family as well as some local talent on Monday, Dec. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 8674 Bank Street in Vernon. Enjoy fellowship, refreshments and baked treats.

Dec. 20:

Enjoy some Christmas bingo

at the Osgoode Legion, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Draws for turkeys and hams, Christmas wreaths and Christmas baskets. Come out, have fun and support your Legion.

Dec. 31:

The Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Association is inviting you and your friends to our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner dance, Monday, Dec. 31 at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. Happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m., catered beef and turkey buffet and dessert. Bar service and party favours at 7 p.m., music from 9 to 1 p.m. by the renowned Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country Band. Reserved tickets only. For additional information please call Mary 613 4892697, Irwin 613 258-2258 or Gerry 613 692-4122.


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. In Harmony, a woman’s chorus, is welcoming new members. Practices are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 613-722-0066.


Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come to The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a five-minute inspirational fit tip. Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-2388182.


Every Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. enjoy bingo at the Osgoode Legion. All money raised at these weekly events goes back to the community.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Greely Legion, Dec. 31. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. Roast beef dinner starts at 7 p.m. Featuring the W.R.D. band. Tickets are $40 before Dec. 21st and $50 between Dec. 21 and Dec. 31. For tickets call Linda Wyman at 613-8220233, Arlene Preston at 613822-1709, Doug Sinclair at 613-744-3260 or the Greely Legion Office at 613-8221451. For more information visit our website, www.


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


A couple of reindeers stopped by the Osgoode Township Care Centre on Dec. 6 to bake cookies with residents and help the long-term care facility get ready for Christmas. Susan Kent, left, and Erin Langevin are both OLG Slots managers at the Rideau Carleton Raceway and volunteered as part of United Way’s community action program.



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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

Taurus, there is bound to be a learning curve when you begin a new job or a new task. Do not be hard on yourself if it takes you a little longer. Gemini, thoughtful reflection certainly may provide some of the answers you seek. But another way is to simply get out there and ask other people what they think. Cancer, sad situations may come up, but you have a way of deflecting the situation and showcasing the bright side of things. You may find you are a person providing support this week. Leo, many opportunities to entertain family and friends are on the horizon. Honor all of your commitments and enjoy all of the festivities.

CLUES ACROSS 1. 1st Hall of Famer Ty 5. Coat with plaster 9. Reciprocal of a sine (abbr.) 12. Jai __, sport 13. Straight muscles 14. 10 = 1 dong 15. Peru’s capital 16. Of a main artery 17. Latin for hail 18. Give birth to a horse 19. Colors material 20. Triglyceride is one 22. Take a plane hostage 24. Margarines 25. A tributary of the Missouri River 26. Bring up children 27. 3rd tone of the scale 28. Light boat (French) CLUES DOWN 1. A young cow 2. Collection of miscellaneous pieces 3. Mali capital 4. Onion rolls 5. “10” actress Bo 6. Performs in a play 7. Iguana genus 8. Fox’s Factor host 9. French hat 10. One who rescues 11. Female students 13. Rolls-__, luxury car 16. Slow tempos 21. Relating to the ileum 23. Irish flautist

Virgo, while you aspire to have many friends, you just may find that there are only a few special people who hold the strings to your heart. It is okay to keep them close.

31. Relating to geometry 33. Cursed, obstinate 34. Aluminum 35. Sec. of State 1981-82 36. Barn towers 39. Bonito genus 40. Deep ravines 42. Spirit in “The Tempest” 43. Small restaurant 44. Bambi for example 46. Actor DeCaprio 47. Ambled or strolled 49. Cleanse with soap and water 50. Atomic mass unit 51. Var. of emir 52. Supplemented with difficulty 53. Manuscripts (abbr.) 54. Frambesia 55. Auld lang __, good old days

28. Sleeping place 29. Indicates position 30. Prepared for competition 31. One who shows the way 32. Of I 33. Decayed teeth 35. Seraglios 36. More free from danger 37. Great amounts 38. Surreptitious 39. Arabian greeting 40. Angel food and carrot 41. # of ancient wonders 43. Ball of thread or yarn 45. To interpret: explain 48. Doctors’ group

Last week’s answers

Libra, sit down and enjoy some peace and quiet. You may enjoy the break from the frenetic pace you have been keeping the last few months. Ever an ideas person, Scorpio, now you have to put some follow-through into those plans. You can likely find a few friends to join you on your next adventure. Sagittarius, things certainly go on when you’re not around, but others may notice they just may not be as fun. You often lend joviality to anything you attend so spread your cheer. Capricorn, bide your time and you just may end the year on a bang. Don’t be afraid to add other things to your last-minute wish list because your goals just may be met. Aquarius, you enjoy social situations but that doesn’t mean you have to be the life of the party. Keep this in mind as you attend holiday gatherings. Pisces, while others are thinking about what presents they want under the tree, you may be thinking of how to give back to others.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

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