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Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School gets cash for new space Jennifer McIntosh

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he would be happier with 12 or 13 storeys, but thinks with the city’s intensification objectives; it’s likely they will have to settle for 15. “I don’t have to like that it’s raining for it to be raining outside,” he said, adding he would be presenting the community’s objections to the city’s planning committee. “I don’t think we have to support or not support the development,” he said. “My job is to present the concerns of the community.” The property is south of Baseline Road and north of Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School and has been vacant for years. It would be the tallest building on Centrepointe Drive, including the commercial buildings on Constellation Crescent. As with any tall development, residents at the public meeting had some concerns about sight lines, property values, traffic and parking.

EMC news - The province gave a green light for the expansion of Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School on Jan. 14. Donna Blackburn, the trustee for Barrhaven, said prior to the official announcement she was excited about the possibility of an expansion of the school. “I think everyone in the community worked really hard to see this project become a reality,” she said. “The process worked.” Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi announced the funding at Mutchmor Public School. Included in the announcement were funds for: • A permanent addition at Mutchmor Public School. • A permanent addition at South March Public School. • A permanent addition at Earl of March Secondary School. • A new elementary school to be built in northern Kanata. “I’m pleased that the students at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board will benefit from our investments to provide better school buildings,” Naqvi said in a press release. “We know that when students are in good learning environments, they can focus on their learning.” Longfields has been bursting at the seams. By last October there were 100 more students than the school’s 1,350 theoretical capacity. The public school board put the expansion – estimated to cost $5 million – as fifth on its capital priority list in December 2011.

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Centrepointe towers divide opinion Jennifer McIntosh


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EMC news - Centrepointe is set to get three new 15-storey residential towers. The proposed height is far from the original plan submitted by Richcraft At first, Richcraft told College Coun. Rick Chiarelli it wanted to build a pair of 26-storey towers, but the new building heights approved by the planning committee on Jan. 14 represent a 70 per cent reduction from the original requested height. The current zoning for the property allows for a 10-storey development. Chiarelli said the final proposal was the third rendition of the project presented to the community. “It’s very rare that a developer will reduce the height by 40 per cent,” Chiarelli said at a Jan. 10 meeting held at the Chambers at Ben Franklin Place. “It’s likely the best we are going to get.” Chiarelli credited the work of the com-

munity association for the compromise. “The whole thing is probably the most amicable process I have ever seen,” Chiarelli said. But the nearly 60 people who attended the public meeting weren’t all pleased with the plans at an 11th-hour public consultation. One resident suggested that the concentration of residential units – expected to be 364 condo apartments – isn’t a fit with the plan for Centrepointe. Chiarelli agreed, but called the development a tradeoff, saying the city’s intensification plan and the recommendations from city staff would pretty much ensure Richcraft would win if they took their case to the Ontario Municipal Board. “When they were turned down for 22 storeys they filed an appeal to the OMB and it took weeks to get them to withdraw the appeal and start a dialogue again,” Chiarelli said. Ron Benn, president of the Centrepointe Community Association, said

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Last February, the student council, along with provincial education critic and area MPP Lisa MacLeod, organized a 500-signature petition to send to Queen’s Park lobbying for the expansion. In June the parent council threatened a mass exodus to the Catholic board if the public board went ahead with a backup plan to move the overflow at the crowded Barrhaven school to Merivale or South Carleton High School. The board presented the move as an option to deal with extra students if the province didn’t come through with the funding. The report to the community by school board staff said in the interest of providing a business case to the province, it would be best to discount Merivale and South Carleton as possible solutions to the problem of overcrowding in Barrhaven. In June, parent council co-

chair Taz Mawji said by this fall the school would have 24 portables and will likely need a minimum of 34 by the following year. That’s why the council was pushing for the expansion to be in place by September 2013, although that date now seems overly optimistic. parents

Following the announcement, MacLeod credited the work of parent council cochairs Mawji and Lauralee Comeau and other members of the community. “We are getting our expansion,” Macleod wrote online. “This is great news.” The province’s Minister of Education, Laurel Broten said the funding would ensure students would have safe and modern places to learn and grow. “Investing in our schools is critical to helping every student reach his or her full potential and succeed,” she said.

Saving the polar bears, one little clay model at a time Heather Rochon

EMC News - Did you know that in 50 years from now two-thirds of the world’s polar bears will no longer exist if we do not step up and help? Nine-year-old Olivia Clement knows. That’s why she’s raising money to save them. Olivia started fundraising a year ago, in January 2012, by making clay animals, painting them and then selling them to friends, family and classmates. The World Wildlife Fund caught wind of what Clement was doing and decided to feature her efforts on the fund’s online national Community Panda. “In addition to her making clay models, Olivia has set a ‘pay it forward’ project in motion for her Liv Polar Bear project,” said Olivia’s mother Julie Clement. Purchasing a clay model polar bear also includes a bag of materials for you to make two of your own clay models

for family or friends. “This whole thing started when I noticed that Olivia was having difficulty with some of her classes, more specifically math,” said Julie. “Doing something she loved and incorporating math into it was a great way to help her learn.” Olivia is hoping that the idea grows quickly across Barrhaven and hopefully further out in the Ottawa area, maybe even Ontario eventually. She has presented her project to over 150 students at local schools and also at a high school conference with more than 600 pupils. She has received a certificate of thanks from the City of Ottawa and even letter from local MP’s and member of Parliament. To make a donation, send a cheque or money order payable to WWF-Canada, 410245 Eglinton Ave. E. Toronto ON, M4P 3J1 with Arctic Home indicated in the memo. To reach Julie Clement, email

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Skaters to take to the ice with Olympic champion Elizabeth Manley and Friends event raising funds for youth mental health Kelly, a Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Glen Cairn Skating Club coach Lisa Ross, who taught Jamie for seven years, will also be a part of the fundraising event. “He was a pleasure to coach,” she said. “Taking part in the show allows me to help promote awareness regarding bullying and mental health issues. I miss James and to skate in his honor means the world to me.” Jamie touched the lives of each of the skaters taking part in the show. “It is a great way to show how much James meant to us,” said McKayla, a Grade 8 student at W.O. Mitchell Elementary School.

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EMC news - Six skaters from the Glen Cairn Skating Club will join forces with Olympic figure skater Elizabeth Manley on Jan. 26 to raise funds for two organizations in memory of Jamie Hubley. Jamie was a top-10 provincial figure skating competitor and the local skaters were chosen to take part in the event because they trained with him, said Sylive McCormick, who has a daughter in the club. “James Hubley meant a lot to so many people. When he had passed away it was a very hard time for us all,” said 15year-old Taylor Abbas, one of the six local skaters who will take to the ice. The Grade 10 student at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School said it’s important to raise awareness and money for mental health. “I hope no one has to go through the pain I had to go through,” she said. “Jamie, I’ll love you forever and always.” Jamie, the son of Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, took his own life just over a year ago after being bullied for his sexual orientation.



Six skaters from the Glen Cairn Skating Club will take to the ice as part of the Elizabeth Manley and Friends fundraising event on Jan. 26. Taylor, along with McKayla MacDonell, 13, Alesi ZitoLaRose, 15, Eliza Moore, 17, Kelly MacDonald, 17, and

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Richcraft is proposing 1.2 parking spaces per unit – well over the city’s required half a space per unit for a development near the Transitway – but Benn said it isn’t enough. “I think it would be fair to say we haven’t come to an agreement with Richcraft over the parking,” Benn said. Movement on that issue was gained during the planning committee meeting. Chiarelli was successful in asking his colleagues to support an amendment that will require city staff to look at adding

more parking and a pathway to the transit station when the development is in the site plan approval stage. The report prepared by the community association includes a section describing existing challenges with on-street parking. It said that restrictions for city staff parking for the offices on Constellation has created on-street parking problems on adjacent residential streets, including Meridian Place, Chrysalis Way, Westpointe Crescent, Garden Gate Way, Thornbury Crescent and Redding Way. “The installation of a limited range

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On December 18th 2012, our City Council voted 24-0 to finalize the light rail plan that has been so long in the making for Ottawa. Named the Confederation Line and stretching from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair Station in the east, work is set to begin the first half of 2013 and the line will be completed and carrying passengers in 2018. We also hope to have the downtown stations opened for all to see on Canada’s 150th Birthday on July 1st in 2017. The Confederation Line will greatly increase the capacity of our city’s transit system easing travel for transit users and also pedestrians, bikers, and drivers. This project will benefit not just one neighbourhood but the whole city. Its success is in everyone’s interest no matter where you live or how you commute. More people on the Confederation Line means less people in cars and fewer buses on our downtown streets which is good news for everyone.

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Hotels, restaurants celebrating end of lockout Heather Rochon

EMC news - Restaurants and hotels are gearing up for the start of the Ottawa Senators season, after the National Hockey League announced it had reached an agreement with the players union, ending a lengthy lockout. Many people and businesses have been severely affected, including team staff located at Scotiabank Place who were laid off back in September. The Kanata Brookstreet Hotel is just one of many hotels preparing themselves for the start of a new NHL season.

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“We are extremely excited for things to go back to normal this winter,” said Mark Nisbett, director of sales and marketing at the Brookstreet Hotel. “Things around here will get more lively. We always have people coming into the hotel but it’s just not the same without the hockey sea-

son.” Dustin Therrien, the owner of the Cheshire Cat Pub, said hockey season “has many positive outcomes for a business like ours. “It will definitely help with out with our weekly dinners, allows for a more bolstered schedule as far as staffing

goes, and enables us to run promotions around it,” Therrien said, adding that the return of the Sens will also change the topic of conversation around the bar. The season will begin on Jan. 19 and the Senators are looking at five games a week to make up for lost time, said Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean... “Training camp will only be a week long this season and then we have game after game,” said MacLean during a press conference at Scotiabank Place on Jan 7. “We want to thank the fans for their patience. We play for the fans.”

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City agrees with sinkhole recommendations Laura Mueller

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Champion OSU Force Academy 1997 Boys Lead OSU’s Disney Magic The Ottawa South United Force tested themselves against some of the best competition in North America over the holiday break, and the result was remarkable all around. The trip to Florida was particularly special for the 1997 boys, who came away with a Disney Soccer Showcase tournament championship in the preacademy division. “We always knew they were a strong group of boys, and I think finally everybody put it together,” says OSU general manager Jim Lianos. “They grew up as a team, and as individuals, at that tournament. They showed what they’re made of.” In the group stage, the Force played a scoreless match against their U.S. affiliate club, the Dallas Texans, beat a USSF academy team from Kendall, FL 1-0 and then topped an MLS DC United academy side 1-0, with Vana Markarian scoring the lone marker in both contests. OSU wound up facing the Ontario Cup and national champions from Dixie in the final, coming out with a 2-0 victory on goals by Yousef Aldaqqaq.

EMC news - Four months after a large sinkhole closed the Jean D’Arc off-ramp of highway 174, the city is agreeing with five recommendations to prevent similar incidents in the future. On Sept. 4, 2012, a storm sewer underneath the off-ramp collapsed during rush hour. A section of the road was closed for repairs for several days. An independent engineering report on the road collapse was scheduled to be presented to and discussed by the city’s environment committee on Jan. 15. A statement released by the city says the municipal government agrees with all the findings and recommendations and has already begun to take steps to implement the five suggestions. In the statement, city manager Kent Kirkpatrick said the city recognizes the “seriousness” of the sinkhole event and it will continue to strengthen protocols to help prevent similar incidents. “The city is committed to doing everything in its power to protect public safety,” Coun. Maria McRae, chairwoman of the environment committee, said in a city press release. “This report along with the city’s new comprehensive asset management program will help to ensure that staff implement necessary measures so that our roads are safe and to ensure that residents can keep travelling on them without


The city has received recommendations to avoid infrastructure failures like the sinkhole on highway 174 that occurred in September. worry,” Orléans Coun. Bob Monette said in the statement. He was referring to a document city council approved in October that outlines the condition and a maintenance schedule – with costs – to repair and replace things such as roads, pipes and bridges. Added to that will be more inspections and monitoring in situations where the city identifies a pipe that needs replacement so it can be fasttracked. Those steps include talking


The perfect defensive record throughout the event was partly the product of the team’s two standout centre backs, Sanchit Gupta and Charles Andrascik .“I’ve told the college coaches down there, ‘If you guys are looking for defenders on scholarships, take these two as a package and you’ll never have to worry about your central defense until they graduate,” Lianos highlights, calling the pair the two best central defender duo in Ontario. “They’re that good.”

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with the Ontario government about establishing provincewide inspection requirements for critical sewers, similar to what Ottawa is doing with its new asset management practices. The city’s approach prior to the sinkhole incident is similar to what cities of a comparable size do, the report found. The five recommendations offered by independent engineering firm BMRoss are: • To expand the definition of a high-risk storm sewer to include the probability of a pipe’s collapse and its consequences • To examine all “highrisk” storm sewers as soon as possible and have the examinations reviewed • To asses the quality of the data used to inform the city’s asset inventory and obtain better data where necessary • To use in-person inspections to supplement the video inspections the city already does • To include a discussion

“That’s a very good group of boys that showed a lot of character and determination to win the bronze,”Lianos notes. The ’96 boys were also competitive in one-goal losses in the U15/16 USSF Academy Division, and the ’98 girls went 1-2. Simply being invited to take part in the #1-Ranked Showcase Tournament in North America puts the participants in elite company. “Even I am surprised about how quickly tangible and consistent success has come,” says OSU president Bill Michalopulos, whose club turns 10 years old this year. “It just goes to show you what an organized program and passionate OSU players and coaches can do.


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The recommendations were released in December and the city’s response was posted in advance of the Jan. 15 meeting during which the environment committee was to discuss the findings. BMRoss concluded the root cause of the sinkhole was that the degree of risk was not identified and acted on before it began to degrade. While a crew was inside the pipe throughout the day using an excavator and a skid-steer loader to install lights and remove rocks and debris, the review found there was no way to determine if those activities accelerated the pipe’s collapse. It was already known the collapse was possible or imminent – that’s why the repairs were scheduled – but it is possible the timing of contractors working in the pipe the day before it collapsed is simply a coincidence, the report concludes. A video shot inside the pipe on Aug. 17 showed the pipe was in very poor condition, the report says. Within a day, city staff had expanded the type of work to be done on the pipe, but the city should have gone further, BMRoss’s report states. “In our opinion, the immediate need for a more robust assessment of the pipe was not understood, identified or communicated,” the report reads. Part of the reason the condition of the pipe wasn’t considered more of an emergency is because there was no prior inspection to compare with the video footage because the city was only inspecting those types of pipe every 15 years. An inspection is said to have been done in 1997, prior to amalgamation, but no report was available from that inspection.

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Snow removal: you get what you pay for


now is a fact of life when you live in Ottawa between November and April. Or October and May. Depends on the year. When two big snowfalls hit the city inside a week, snow removal crews were kept running at full speed to keep traffic moving and they did an admirable job. That hasn’t prevented some citizens from complaining about the aftermath.

Yes, some sidestreets didn’t get cleared over and over again as the snow fell and wind blew cleared snow from the edges of roads back into the travel lanes. Some multilane streets were reduced to single lanes. But safety never suffered. If drivers adapt to the conditions – or just stay home when storms hit their peak – snowy roads work just fine. Those people who proclaimed side streets as the

worst they’d ever seen should check and see if they survived. The sky did not fall. City taxpayers foot the bill for snow clearing, so maybe we shouldn’t wish for even greater snow-clearing capabilities. The city administration seems to have discovered the right amount of resources to throw at Mother Nature when she sends multiple snowstorms at us in a short period of time.

In a nutshell, you get the services you are willing to pay for. We could have gold-plated plows and teams of snowremoval technicians with shovels on every street to catch the flakes before they hit the ground. Your street could be buffed and blown dry by morning. Not only would that be costly, but what would happen to all the snow removal equipment during a winter when

there is little snowfall? That very expensive equipment would sit around city yards rusting and depreciating. School boards face a parallel situation. Schools could be built with enough classrooms to hold every child, without a single portable in the yard. But what makes more sense over the lifetime of a school is to construct buildings for the average student population and use portables to deal with a handful of years when

enrolment peaks. The city’s snow removal strategy strikes a similar balance. We have enough plows to get us through a string of storms, but not enough to make every road look like it’s summertime within a day or two of a blizzard. That’s sensible spending. If global weather continues to become less predictable – maybe with warmer winters or snowier ones – city council may need to reconsider the snow removal budget and buy or sell equipment. Until then, our snow removal people should get a pat on the back and keep on truckin’.


Cultural fall out from dropping the puck are supposed to be defined by hockey. This must mean that there are things other than hockey that occupy space in the hearts of people in the National Capital Region. It may also mean that there are people among us who, even now, define themselves as something other than Senators fans. In fact, amazing as it may seem, they may not even think of hockey when it comes time to define themselves. They may define themselves in terms of their jobs. They may define themselves as runners, guitar players, readers, grandparents, hipsters, foodies, Presbyterians, skateboarders, gardeners or even baseball fans. Yet here they all are living in this country that’s defined by hockey. And hockey season is starting. Which means that all those skateboarders, guitar players and grandparents are going to be living, whether they like it or not, in a world of line combinations, plus-minus statistics and rumors of impending firings of general managers. It behooves those who live happily in Hockey World to be respectful of those who choose other pursuits. They think they have reason to fear us, and no wonder. Slap Shot was on TV the other night and those who live in Hockey World always tune in for at least part of it. It seems quite Canadian, although it’s a Hollywood movie. But is it really Canadian, all that enthusiastic brawling and blood on the ice? It’s what many hockey fans deplore yet, at the same time, we somehow identify with it in a way that American moviegoers cannot. One of the things that defines us, in other words, is our enjoyment of a movie about hockey brawls. This gets a bit scary and it is probably just as well that in real hockey, as opposed to movie hockey, there are referees and brawling is at least officially frowned upon. So, as the real hockey starts, try to be sympathetic towards those of other tastes, remembering that, to some Canadians, condominium height, garbage pickup and light rail are as important as defence pairings and face-off percentages. As they say, it takes all kinds.



f you read the papers and listen to the radio you know our life is about to get way better because NHL hockey is back, after having stayed away for almost half a season and creating a huge gap in our lives. The sports pages are filling up with actual hockey stories about actual hockey players and whether they have a nice touch around the net. There is speculation about trades and line combinations. This already makes life better for sports page readers, who got really tired of reading about the players and the owners negotiating or not negotiating or not even talking about negotiating. This might have been the worst reading in the history of sports journalism. Anything is an improvement on that and reading actual game stories about the Ottawa Senators and their hated opponents will be a great improvement still. Those whose needs are greater will find satisfaction in the sports talk shows on the radio, where line combinations are examined in even greater depth. Now it begins again and not a moment too soon for many of the experts on our culture, who keep saying that hockey defines us as a people. Of course there’s something in that. Many of us play or have played hockey, many more watch hockey or listen to it on the radio. But hockey doesn’t define everybody. Even in Ottawa. Look how long we went without an NHL team. The previous Senators vacated the premises in 1934; the current Senators didn’t arrive until 1992. That’s a 58 years with no NHL team to define us. And yet we survived somehow as a city, as a city of Canadians who

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A) Yes. A new leader will bring a breath of fresh air to our stale political scene.

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D) It doesn’t matter to me, I don’t skate.

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All it takes is 30 minutes BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse desk from 5 a.m., staring at the computer screen, reading things online, sipping my cup of joe, typing up articles, editing text. The next thing I know, it’s mid-morning. Sometimes I think about walking at this time, but then I realize I have nowhere to go, or it’s time to feed the baby, or I should be making that evening’s dinner instead. There always seem to be a million excuses to stay still and then return to my desk – and stay still some more. But as I’ve written in these pages before, hypertension is a killer. Many authors in 2012 cited long days of sitting as the number one contributor to everything from heart disease to cancer, worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes per day. Despite the sitting epidemic in North American work culture, the solution is often simpler than we realize. Last winter, a video called 23 1/2 hours went viral. The

10-minute long, animated lecture presented a number of studies that proved thirty minutes of exercise each day can improve stress levels, heart health and overall fitness. The film’s message went something like this - there are 24 hours in a day – even if you spend 24 sitting on your bum, couldn’t you find at least 30 minutes to exercise? A study conducted last year by the University of Copenhagen found that 30 minutes of cardio per day is as effective as a one-hour workout in reducing obesity and improving overall health. In fact, the study subjects that worked out for half an hour per day lost more weight on average over a three-month period than those who did a full 60-minute workout. TOUGH RESOLUTIONS

I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions because

I generally find New Year’s resolutions tough to maintain. And I’m never quite sure it’s a good idea to resolve to change at the same time as everyone else, especially when there is so much evidence to suggest most of us fall off the wagon sometime around mid-February. But as I sit and type this – it’s 5:30 a.m. – I’m suddenly thinking about the pressure around my ankles. I’m thinking about the conversation I had with two editors yesterday, who are decades older than me and can barely walk some days due to back problems. I’m barely into my mid-thirties. If I continue this way, I likely won’t make it another five years. It’s not about weight loss for me,(although who wouldn’t love to shed an extra 10 pounds six months after having a baby)? But if Mike Read can shed 90 pounds just by walking a little longer to the bus stop each day and if all those study subjects in Denmark can improve their health with just 30 minutes of cardio per day, it’s time I resolve to get myself moving. After all, it really only takes a good pair of good shoes. And a will to live.

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Radio station posting sparks some negative reaction

EMC news - Closing out the 2012 campaign on New Year’s Eve, Operation Red Nose Ottawa finished with its most successful night to date. The 10th night saw 79 volunteers attending to complete 66 rides serving 146 local residents and receiving over $1,800 in donations. Here’s how ORN Ottawa did overall in 2012: • Days in operations – 10. • Volunteers – 592. • Calls answered – 395, serving 762 residents. • Kilometres travelled – 17,963 • Donations received – $10,883. Comparing the results to the inaugural 2011 season, the desired goal for an increased use of service was met and were it not for unfortunate weather conditions, service would have broken all previous records. ORN Ottawa is grateful for the inspiring community response received this year. In 2013, ORN’s goals include: • Volunteers – 800. • Calls answered – 600, serving 1000 residents. • Receiving donations – $14,000. The growth of the service over the past two seasons illustrates the growing community demand and the ORN Ottawa committee hopes to continue fostering this trend by acquiring these long-term supports: To get involved with Operation Red Nose Ottawa or to stay updated on ORN Ottawa activities and information please email or visit online at www.rednoseottawa. com.  The phone number 613-820-NOSE (6673) will be back in service for the 2013 season.

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EMC news - An Ottawa rock radio station has posted a picture on its Facebook page that some people say crosses a line and a university instructor calls “Stone Age.” CHEZ posted a posed rear view photo of a woman wearing a skirt. Written on her leg are assessments of her virtue based on how high the skirt is hiked up her leg. The lowest word, written on the lower calf, is “matronly,” and nearer the model’s buttocks are the words “asking for it,” “slut” and “whore.”

The page has attracted comments on the Facebook page that criticize the posting. “Asking for it? Really? It’s this type of sexism that allows girls to get raped. ‘Girl was asking for it’ is not a defense. Nothing is asking for it, unless you’re literally asking for it. This is disgusting,” writes one visitor to the Facebook page. Another poster writes, “”Asking for it”? Asking for what, exactly? Sexual abuse? How is a woman’s skirt length a cause/excuse for rape? This post is straight up sexist.” Some posts simply compliment the model’s legs. Carleton University associ-

ate professor Doris Buss studies social issues and sexual violence. She called the radio station’s posting “regressive.” “It’s Stone Age,” Buss said after reviewing the picture. “No one ever asks to be raped.” She said that when viewed as a political statement, the picture alone “calls attention to expectations placed on women.” But Buss added that the introductory paragraph added by someone at CHEZ – “girls in this city could use this reference guide” – changes any political meaning into social criticism. “The words are calling on

women to judge themselves,” Buss said. “Women’s behaviour is still regulated.” CHEZ program director Gayle Zarbatany called the station’s Facebook page is “an extension of what we do on the radio.” “The majority comes from other websites and from the listeners,” Zarbatany said of the content of the Facebook page. She said staff who post material should not post “racist, sexist or degrading” material, adding that the picture of the model with words written on her leg does not cross that line.

Think twice before venturing onto the ice EMC news - Last winter, the Ottawa fire department responded to 49 calls for help from persons in distress, lost or feared drowned. The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition wants to remind residents that when the temperatures go down, awareness of the dangers of being on or around ice and open water needs to go up. When water begins to freeze on rivers, lakes, the Rideau Canal and other open bodies of water it may look solid but is often still dangerous. If you want to go out onto the ice, re-

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Red-light running collisions tend to be more severe than other intersection collisions as they usually involve at least one vehicle travelling very quickly. In the most serious red-light running collisions the vehicles hit each other at the right angles. The resulting side-impact collisions cause severe injuries sometimes leading to death. In fact, between 2004 and 2006, Ottawa’s signalized intersections accounted for nearly 15,000 collisions, almost 7,200 injuries and 18 deaths. The Red Light Camera Program is an initiative to improve intersection safety by decreasing the incidence of red-light running, thereby reducing the number of collisions at intersections across the City. Red light cameras are the best way to do this as regular police enforcement isn’t enough as the City can’t afford to have police patrol intersections as often as necessary to catch the red-light runners. Even if officers are there to catch a red-light runner they would need to follow the offenders through the intersection, which can endanger other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians as well as the officers. In addition, it’s proven that public awareness of redlight cameras improves aggressive driving behaviour. Studies have shown that red-light violation rates can decrease as much as 42 percent within a few months of camera installation. The benefits of improved driving habits even spread into intersections without cameras. Currently in the City of Ottawa 13 red light cameras, which are rotated on a monthly basis amongst 33 designated intersections, including Strandherd and Jockvale and Berrigan/Wessex and Greenbank. These intersections have been selected based on detailed analysis of: • collision data • intersection geometry • potential underground utility conflicts and consultation with Ottawa Police Services.

At these locations, when a driver runs a red light a photo is taken of the vehicle’s licence plate and a fine sent out to the owner of the vehicle. No demerit points are issued by the red light camera system as the violation notice is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, who may or may not have been driving the vehicle at the time of the red light violation. The current fine amount set by the province is $325 including a $5.00 service fee and a $60.00 victim’s surcharge. In 2011, 9,631 fines were issued to vehicles. It’s important to note that the program is intended to be revenue neutral. Revenue from fines generated offset capital and operating costs of the camera system. Given that investment in red lights is revenue neutral I say bring on more!

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EMC news - The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario will soon be able to perform 2,200 additional operations each year, thanks to new provincial funding. On Jan. 8, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that the Liberal government will spend close to $10-million to renovate and expand the day care surgery and post anaesthetic care units at CHEO. “We do everything we can, stretch as far as we need, make every sacrifice that is necessary to ensure that our children receive the best possible care,” said McGuinty. The renovations, expected to be completed in 2015, will allow CHEO to reduce patient travel and transportation within the hospital, improve patient safety and infection control, and increase the flexibility of surgical operations. “The demand for operating services continues to grow,” McGuinty said. “We need to build more capacities when it comes to surgeries in particular. This will help us get going in the right direction.” Although CHEO has been able to increase the number of surgeries performed annually by 16 per cent since the fall of 2009, the waiting list has also increased during that time.


Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty plays a game of Sorry with 17-year-old Brody Froats prior to making a provincial funding announcement to help renovate and expand CHEO’s day care surgery and post anaesthetic care units on Jan. 8. “This is important because waiting for treatment of any kind is a bigger burden for kids and can, in some cases, have a significant effect in their developments and wellbeing,” said Dr. Carrol Pitters, CHEO’s chief of staff. “With this investment, you are help-

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Every day I am sure you shake your head and wonder just why it is someone is so darn busy they have to run a red light. Why is their precious time worth more than your life, my grandchildren’s life, your spouse’s life? You get the picture. So I thought I would provide you with some history on “success with red-light cameras in Ottawa and opportunities for the future”.

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ing CHEO provide our children and youth better access to surgical services.” Rising patient volumes have been blamed for longer wait times for some procedures. “The investment will enable us reorganize our day care surgery, recovery units, improve our efficiency, cut wait times and improve our patient experience,” said Pitters. Monica Coyne, whose eight-old son has had eight surgeries so far at CHEO, hailed the funding as an important step in helping children receive the surgery that they need as soon as they need them so they can get back to being kids sooner. “While no parents wants their child requiring eight sur-

geries before the time they are eight, CHEO was there when the need arises,” said Coyne, talking of her family’s experiences at CHEO. FEELING NOSTALGIC

In what was likely one of his last news conferences as the premier of Ontario, McGuinty said he had mixed feelings about leaving his position. “I’ll never have a job as wonderful as this one – where you have so much opportunity to bring about so much change,” said McGuinty. “It’s been a wonderful privilege and tremendous honour and I will find other ways to make contributions to quality of life of Ontarians and Canadians.” - 613-580-2751 -

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Hockey Helps the Homeless returns to the Sensplex Organizers aim to raise $150,000 for Ottawa Mission and Ottawa Intercity Ministries Blair Edwards

The response is starting to pick up but we’re encouraging people to come out. RAY SKAFF

back and an invitation to a dinner and a silent auction. In addition, every male participant is expected to fundraise a minimum of $350, while female players must raise a minimum of $150. The tournament raises between $150,000 to $200,000

in cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, with 35 per cent of the money used to pay to run the event. Anyone interested in registering for the tournament or volunteering their time to help See VOLUNTEERS, page 14

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EMC news - Hockey Helps the Homeless is preparing to hit the ice for its third-annual tournament at the Bell Sensplex on March 1. Organizers are once again aiming to raise $150,000 at the event, with the money going to support the Ottawa Mission and Ottawa Intercity Ministries. Last year’s event raised $106,000. “Now’s our call for people who want to come out and play in the tournament,” said Ray Skaff, spokesman for the Ottawa charity hockey tournament. “The response is starting to pick up, but we’re encouraging people to come out.” The event hopes to attract 16 teams – both men’s and women’s – to register for the tournament. Hockey Helps the Homeless is an annual event played in major cities across Canada that allows hockey enthusiasts to play three games on a team with NHL alumni, such as former Ottawa Senators Laurie Boschman and Brad Marsh. For a $150 registration fee, participants receive a team jersey with their name on the

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on the organizing committee can email mike@hhth. com. Players can fundraise using the Hockey Helps the Homeless website at to cover the entry costs. The Ottawa tournament almost didn’t happen last year, as organizers were forced to postpone the event because of a lack of interest from participants and volunteers.

But interest in the tournament picked up after the media reported on the charity’s organizing problems, with several volunteers stepping forward, including Kanata’s Dave Edgecomb, co-chair of last year’s event. This year’s co-chair is Judy Thompson, a former chair of the HOPE volleyball charity tournament and several other charities. STAR POWER

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less will feature former players from the National Hockey League and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Former Ottawa Senators Brad Marsh, Shean Donovan, Brad Brown and Laurie Boschman will play in the tournament and are organizing “an outstanding lineup” of NHL alumni to participate in the event, with two NHL alumni per team, said the tournament’s organizers. “Hockey Helps the Homeless puts on a great tourna-

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ment,” said Boschman. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for hockey fans to enjoy a big league hockey experience for a day while helping those in need in our local Ottawa communities. “The organizers do a fantastic job ensuring we all have a lot of fun,” he added. “I look forward to being a part of it every year.” Robert Trickett, who participated in last year’s tournament, said it was a thrill to play with former NHL players. “Does it get any better than getting dressed beside two exNHLers in a pro style locker room for a fantastic cause?” he asked. “This is one of the most unique and entertaining charity events I have every been involved in.” Organizers are hoping to boost corporate funding of the event, said Gary Scullion, cofounder and executive director of the nationwide tournament. SLOW START

The first event staged in Ottawa only managed to raise $13,000, with the money going to the Ottawa Mission; money used for renovations at its Waller Street shelter. The event also had trouble putting together a volunteer organizing committee, leaving


Hockey Helps the Homeless returns to the Bell Sensplex on March 1. one of the charity’s full-time employees the task of running most of the event. Two years later the charity again had trouble attracting volunteers to help run the charity tournament. In August 2012, only one prospective volunteer showed up for the kickoff meeting for

Ottawa’s Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament. But when news of the charity’s organizing problems went public, the charity was inundated with phone calls from prospective players and volunteers.



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EMC news - The Gatineau night club where Sheldon O’Grady went to party with some friends has issued their condolences to the family of the slain Algonquin student. Club Addiction on Promenade du Portage issued a news release on Jan. 7 outlining the events that led to the death of the 18-year-old. The club’s security staff is believed to have responded to an argument between O’Grady and another 18-year-old Ottawa man who was ultimately charged with his death. The argument continued after the two were thrown out of the club and O’Grady was stabbed multiple times on the street. “Following the unfortunate events that occurred last weekend, Club Addiction would like to extend its deepest condolences to the O’Grady family and friends,” a statement on the club’s Facebook page read Jan. 8. Mourners took to the club’s Facebook page in the days following the incident, lambasting the ownership for opening the day after O’Grady’s death and criticizing security. “I along with many others believe that this incident calls for strict pat downs,” a Facebook user identified as Bezzy Evraire posted, “If these were in place and the knives were found beforehand this whole situation would have been solved and my friend would still be alive. Simply carrying on, opening the club the same day and not changing a thing is not only embarrassing for yourselves, but is a sign of blatant disrespect to Sheldon and his family. Time to reassess and make some major changes.” The club asked mourners to focus on the family of O’Grady. “Rest assured that security acted according to protocol and in the best interest of its patrons’ safety,” the club’s statement reads. “While we understand that it is human nature to start pointing fingers when such an appalling event occurs, we would like to ask everyone to join us in directing their thoughts towards mourning and respect for Mr. O’Grady, his family and his friends.” Gatineau police continued their search for the weapon on Jan. 8 and asked that anyone with information about the incident call 819-243-2346, ext. 6677.

Shelley Styles, the director of Algonquin College’s student support services, said a tragic event response team has already been in contact with some of O’Grady’s classmates and teachers. RESPONSE FROM THE COLLEGE

The team is made up of counsellors from the college’s student support services. “The first thing we did on Monday was to visit with Sheldon’s classmates and teachers for a kind of debriefing,” Styles

said. “Because he was also heavily involved in soccer we have met with his teammates and coaches too.” Styles said members of the college’s students’ association had also planned to attend the wake and funeral. “We also plan to offer ongoing support because everyone deals with loss in their own time and in their own way,” she said. Algonquin College and O’Grady’s alma matter, Immaculata Catholic High School, flew their flags at half mast to honour his memory on Jan. 7.

A photo from the Facebook page RIP Sheldon O’Grady shows the 18year-old practising a soccer kick. The student was a member of Algonquin’s mens soccer team.


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hat day, my sister Audrey was taken out of school. Because I was much younger and refused to go to school without her, I too was allowed to stay home. Audrey was needed in the kitchen, as it was the day Mr. Briscoe would arrive with his circular saw mounted on a flat-bottom sleigh for a day of cutting wood. The gang of neighbours who would arrive early in the morning, in cutters or sleighs, would have to be fed their dinner. They were sometimes 15 to 20 men with big appetites and Mother needed all the help she could get. It would have taken many weeks for Father to bring the cut trees out of the bush and stack them in the barn yard. The neighbours would start to arrive early and get right to the job at hand. It was one of my most favourite days: I would plant myself in the kitchen window on a chair, making sure I had cleared a spot of frost from the middle pane, so

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories that I could watch the men at work. It took several men to feed the logs into the circular saw, another few to catch the flying wood, and still another few to throw them onto our waiting sleigh or stone boat, whichever was handy. The cut pieces were hauled to the back door of the shed, and tossed in a heap. It would be my brothers’ chore, over several Saturdays, to stack the cut wood into neat and high rows in the shed. The wood was then close at hand to the kitchen wood box, which I had to keep filled for the Findlay Oval cook stove, a job I hated with a passion. The bake table would be full of pies, mostly raisin or apple. Mother would have

been up late the night before baking them to free the oven for the dinner the next day. Early in the morning, into the Findlay Oval would go a roast of pork or beef, enough to fill the largest roast pan we owned. Sitting in big aluminum pots would be enough potatoes to feed half of Renfrew County and pots of turnips and carrots would be cooked and ready for mashing just before the men came in for their meal. Of course, white porcelain pots would be simmering with green tea on the back of the stove. It was my job to set the kitchen table and another small table that usually held baking pans and extra cutlery. The red-checked oilcloth had to be wiped and

dried and the big white cups and saucers, the ones we got free in bags of puffed wheat, set beside each plate. While the men filed into the kitchen, my sister Audrey would already be filling bowls with potatoes and vegetables, and big platters of sliced meat would be put at the ends of the tables. By the time the last man had washed up in one of the two

didn’t take long for the men to wipe their plates clean with slices of home-made bread. The pies were cut in four and without benefit of clean plates, the men slid a whopping piece onto their dinner plates and it wasn’t unusual for second helpings all around. Most of the day would be spent by the time the last log was fed into the circular saw

Long before recycling and reusing were common phrases, the sawdust was carried over to the ice house, covering the blocks brought up from the frozen Bonnechere weeks before. It was an era when nothing was wasted. basins of hot soapy water on the bench at the back door, the water was black. There wasn’t much thought given to germs back then. Rich brown gravy was poured from milk jugs, and it

and it was time for the men to head back to their own farms for the evening chores. Wood sawing day continued up and down the Northcote Side Road until every farm had been tended to. It

was the neighbourly thing to do back in those Depression years. Then my three brothers would be home from school, and after getting out of their school clothes and into their work clothes, they headed right for the barn and the chores. Father’s overalls would be covered with sawdust and splinters of wood, but there was no changing for him until he was finished in the barns. It always amazed me how he could sit right down at the supper table and pile his plate high with whatever was left over from the noon meal, just like he hadn’t eaten in days. The next day I would wander over to where the sawing had taken place and wade through the pile of sawdust that had been left behind. Long before recycling and reusing were common phrases, the sawdust was carried over to the ice house and added to the sleighloads brought from the saw mill, covering the blocks brought up from the frozen Bonnechere weeks before. It was an era when nothing was wasted.



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OPP turning up the heat in support of Ontario youth

Rack of lamb with Mediterranean tapenade makes for elegant meal

Kids rewarded for kindness, positive behaviour

EMC lifestyle - Lamb is fresh, lean, tender, mild and easy to cook. It’s an excellent source of protein, iron and B vitamins and because lamb isn’t marbled like beef, health-conscious cooks can easily trim off the fat. This is a fabulous idea for fancy dinner or a quick yet elegant meal. Ask your butcher to remove extra fat and chine the bones (meaning to sever the backbone). Serve with roasted root vegetables. Preparation time: 15 Minutes. Cooking time: 16 to 18 Minutes. Baking time: 30 to 35 Minutes. Servings: Four.

EMC news - Kids caught in the act of doing the right thing this winter won’t be given “the cold shoulder” by the OPP, thanks to a continued partnership with Mac’s Convenience Stores. Operation Heat 2012 recognizes positive behaviour by Ontario youth in a very warm way. Building on this past summer’s highly successful Operation Freeze 2012, OPP officers who observe local youth doing random acts of kindness or exhibiting positive behavior this winter will again be able to recognize that young person with a coupon valid for a free hot chocolate at participating Mac’s stores across Ontario. In addition to recognizing good behaviour, Operation Heat promotes opportunities for OPP officers to interact with youth in a positive manner.

Officers may use the coupons to recognize youth for doing good deeds, participating in community activities, picking up trash, proactively deterring crime or observing safe streetcrossing rules. Officers can also make use of the coupons as icebreakers to establish a dialogue with kids in their patrol area. Though the reasons for issuing the coupons may vary, the end result of the initiative is the same for each youngster: a positive police interaction and a free hot chocolate. Since the OPP Positive Ticketing program’s inception in the summer of 2010, more than 300,000 Operation Freeze and Operation Heat coupons have been used to recognize youth for positive behaviour across Ontario. During the winter months, over 60,000 Operation Heat coupons will be presented to kids by OPP officers across Ontario.


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City clears final Lansdowne legal hurdle Conservancy appeal denied by Supreme Court Laura Mueller

EMC news - Construction at Lansdowne Park can continue with a clear conscience after the Supreme Court dismissed the final legal challenge against the development. Construction began this fall, before the court had issued its final ruling on whether it would hear an appeal from John Martin’s Lansdowne Park Conservancy. Last September, city solicitor Rick O’Connor said would be “exceedingly difficult” for Martin to be successful in request to be heard by the Supreme Court. The conservancy was arguing that the courts should reject the city’s contract with a private company, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, to redevelop the Glebe site on the grounds that it was a sole-sourced deal. Martin’s group had proposed an alternate vision for the site that focused to retaining it as a park and public space, whereas the current plan includes a great deal of retail and commercial development. He wanted the city to run a competitive bid for the redevelopment contract. The conservancy’s legal


The Supreme Court has issued the final rejection to the Lansdowne Park Conservancy’s case against the city and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s $300-million redevelopment of the Glebe property. case was dismissed by the Ontario Court of Appeal on Aug. 28 of last year and Martin applied to the Supreme

Court to ask if it would hear his case. The legal challenge had previously been rejected by three divisional court

judges last April. In an email sent out late in the afternoon on Jan. 10, Martin called the result “an

incredible opportunity lost.” Martin laid the blame for what he calls a lack of competitive process on Mayor

Jim Watson and the city’s administration, not the courts. “This chapter is closed and it is hoped others will stand up for responsible local government,” Martin wrote. Watson wrote in a statement that the city will work “aggressively” to recover legal costs from the conservancy. The conservancy has already been ordered to pay the city $11,000 in legal costs from previous court decisions. “I want to say again that every citizen has a right to challenge the city’s decisions in court. But that right should not be taken lightly,” Watson wrote. The Conservancy case is the second legal challenge to the project to be rejected by the courts. The Friends of Lansdowne spent $600,000 taking their fight to a threejudge panel at the Ontario Superior Court. On April 30, 2012, the panel agreed that the city’s partnership with the OSEG doesn’t constitute an illegal subsidy for a private business, rejecting the Friends of Lansdowne’s legal appeal of the project. The Friends announced on June 14 that they would not take their case to the Supreme Court.





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Festival of Jell-O wobbles into town in May Steph Willems

EMC news - What started as a joke sent over the Internet via Twitter has turned into a new food-based festival for the Hintonburg community. Organizers within the Hintonburg Community Association are marking May 18 on their calendars as the day their neighbourhood and city will rally around a much-overlooked and underappreciated food product, one which that has deep roots in North American culinary and social history.

Often found at the back of the top shelf of Canadian pantries, Jell-O – the ubiquitous, nostalgic gelatinbased dessert – will soon have its day in the sun. The Hintonburg Community Centre will be ground zero for a number of Jell-O-based competitions at the unusual event, which started as a bit of social media fun but quickly took on a life on its own. “While it may have started off as an ill-conceived tweet, it turns out to be a pretty popular idea,” said association president Jeff Leiper, who insists the event be referred to as the Festival of Jell-O.

Fuelling the enthusiasm for the event could easily be warm, nostalgic childhood memories of the colourful, gelatinous dessert, which remains popular with children and many adults to this day. A quick look at the history of the brand, which dates back to the 1897, shows that Jell-O is more strongly ingrained in Western culture than people give it credit for. At the turn of the 20th century, Jell-O – plain and in molded salad form – was seen as a luxury item meant to wow dinner guests (as it required refrigeration to prepare).

In the mid-20th century, as the convenience-centred postwar age progressed, Jell-O puddings, and “nobake” pies provided huge litters of kids with the sugar they craved and stressed mothers with the free time they needed. As generations and associated fads waxed and waned, the brand introduced numerous new products with varying degrees of success. But it is the original Jell-O, the semi-transparent, flavoured gelatin that people seem to hold the fondest memories of. The exact itinerary of the Festi-

val of Jell-O hasn’t yet been set, but Leiper did say it will include a jellied salad competition and perhaps a JellO photography or art competition. There is also a hope that Kraft, the brand’s owner, might get involved once notified of the event. Hintonburg is quickly becoming known as a destination for food lovers and the community itself is also gaining recognition for its outsidethe-box events. “Hintonburg is an irreverent community,” said Leiper. “People are reacting far more positively than I expected.”

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Reading for Ronald raises funds for kids charity EMC news - Five former students of Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School have helped organize a family event on Jan. 20 to promote literacy and raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. Reading for Ronald runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Science and Technology Museum and includes: * Guest author of kids book reading for children. • Little Ray’s Reptiles. • Silent auction. • Literacy corner with games. • Art and crafts. • Facepainting. • Green screen photo booth. Rachael Boersma started planning for the event in the summer and as things grew,

she discovered that her fellow organizers also attended Laurier years ago. “It’s the first event I’ve ever really done,” Boersma said, adding the cause took shape as time passed and fellow organizers suggested different ideas. “I wanted to take on literacy, host an educational literacy event and raise money for a children’s charity.” She arranged the venue, food and sponsors. Admission is free with a ticket printed from Donations for Ronald McDonald House are welcome. Boersma said it should be a very family-friendly day. “Parents can come out and spend a day with their kids,” she said.

Barrhaven high school fundraises for new computer lab Jennifer McIntosh


EMC news - Residents helped to fund a new computer lab at Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School by dropping off their used electronics. The school council partnered with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship to collect used electronics from Jan. 8 to 12. Donna Blackburn, the area trustee said by Jan. 12 the trailer used to collect donations was full. Lauralee Comeau, co-chair of the school council said the idea came from a teacher who managed to raise $2,000 with the program. “We just call the Ontario Electronic Stewardship when we are done and they will come pick everything up,” she said. Comeau said due to the overcrowding at the Barrhaven high school, another computer lab is sorely needed. “We managed to get a deal on some used equipment so the fundraiser will pay for upgrading and things like that,” Comeau said. Blackburn helped to kick off the fund-


An e-waste Collection fundraiser for Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School ran from Jan. 8 to 12. From left, public school board chair Jennifer McKenzie, Barrhaven trustee Donna Blackburn, Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School council co-chair Lauralee Comeau and students Supriya Khatri and Jessica Mulvihill gather at the school on Jan. 8 to kick off the E Waste collection fundraiser. raiser by dropping off a used television. “I think it’s a great fundraiser and I don’t have to go all the way to the east end to drop off my old TV,” Blackburn said. Items that are permissible for the electronic waste col-

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An estimated one-third of North Americans who are allergic to cats live with at least one cat in their household. For many owners, the benefits of pet companionship outweigh the drawbacks of pet allergies. But don’t assume that a pet is the source of sniffling and sneezing. Many household particles, such as dust and mould, can cause allergic reactions. See your doctor or an allergist for allergy testing before assuming you are allergic to your pet. Animal allergies are caused by glands in the animal’s skin secreting tiny allergy-triggering proteins, called allergens. Allergens are present in flakes of dry skin (dander) and the animal’s saliva and urine. The allergens may circulate in the air after saliva dries on the animal’s fur. For people who are allergic to animals, most animals, and all cats and dogs, are allergenic (or, allergy-causing). Cats and rabbits tend to be more allergenic than dogs for allergic people, although some people are more sensitive to dogs than cats. Contrary to popular belief, there are no “non allergenic” breeds of dogs or cats; even hairless breeds may be highly allergenic. There are some breeds of cats and dogs that are considered hypoallergenic, which means they are generally less allergycausing than other breeds.

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This is Mrs. Wiggles, the singing pug of centretown. She can be seen walking in her favourite spot, Dundonald Park, with her distinctive tongue that is always hanging out: a bit in the winter, a lot in the summer. It’s not that she’s sticking it out; it’s more that she can’t really pull it in. When you ask her in a high-pitched voice “Where’s my pug?” She will howl for you. Her favourite music is mambo and her favourite movie is Crocodile Dundee.

A combination of approaches — medical control of symptoms, good housecleaning methods and immunotherapy — is most likely to succeed in allowing an allergic person to live with pets. If you do not currently have a pet and are considering one, and know you, or a family member, are pet-allergic, be sure to consider carefully whether you can live with the allergy before you bring a new pet home. Pet allergies can range from very mild to very serious. Too many allergic people obtain pets without thinking through the challenges of living with them. Too often, they end up relinquishing pets — a decision that is difficult for the owner and can be traumatic for the pet. If you have allergies and have decided to live with an animal, it is important to find an allergist who understands your commitment to living with your pet. Also, find out just how severe your allergy is. You can begin to determine how allergic you are to animals by spending time with friends who have pets. Trying to cope with allergies to your pet? You’re not alone. Many people suffering from animal allergies choose to share their lives with a pet. Don’t assume that because you’re sniffling and sneezing, a pet is the cause. See an allergist for testing.


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Sparks street to get a splash of colour Artist Alley part of street revitalization Michelle Nash

EMC news - A new opportunity to spread art in the city’s core has the Ottawa arts community buzzing. The Sparks Street Artist Alley will offer a space for local artists to display and sell their works in the shadow of Parliament Hill. Artists Preston and Agata Zaborowski are responsible for collecting submissions from interested artists, who will be chosen to participate in the project by a jury. “We are looking for unique artists that will represent Ottawa’s diverse talent,” said Agata Zaborowski. “We are open to all mediums and all levels, including students. Originality would be the main focus when making a decision in selecting artists.” The two artists see this new project as a chance to create an art destination in the capital. “We couldn’t be more excited about the buzz it’s creating within the Ottawa artist community,” she said. “Finally there is a place for artists to sell and display their artwork.” Zaborowski said that al-

though the capital has many galleries and a number of art festivals throughout the year, it does not have a regular public space for artists. This project could change that. “The idea behind the project is to have a permanent place for artists to call their own and to have the freedom to express artistically for all to appreciate and to create a spectacular original outdoor gallery that will represent Ottawa’s most original and finest artists,” she said. Zaborowski said she is most excited about the location. “Historic Sparks Street is the perfect place for artists to sell and display their work. The restaurants, cafes, shops and ambiance of Sparks Street speaks for itself,” she said. “There is no vehicle traffic, only a steady stream of people strolling the street.” Zaborowski said this project is part of the larger Sparks Street revitalization project, launched by the Sparks Street Mall Business Improvement Area The outdoor pedestrian mall hosts numerous events over the course of the year, including a New Year’s celebration. As part of Winterlude treasure

hunts will be held on the street on Feb. 2 and Feb. 18, offering participants the chance to win a $500 Sparks Street shopping spree. The outdoor mall is also taking part in the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of craft brewing in the National Capital Region with Winter Brewed on Feb. 16 and 17. There are two deadlines associated with the Artist Alley project. Artists who submit an application before Jan. 31 will be eligible to display and sell their original artwork in specific indoor locations throughout the Sparks Street business district prior to May’s outdoor opening. All other submissions for the ongoing Artist Alley project are due March 15. Sparks Street Artists Alley will officially open in May and run until October. Sparks Street was built in the early 1800s and named for Nicholas Sparks. It was the street where federal politician D’Arcy McGee was assassinated in 1868. In 1961 the city closed the street to vehicles and Sparks Street became North America’s first permanent outdoor pedestrian mall.

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Sparks Street is set to become a hot spot for local artists. A new Artist Alley on the street will offer artists a chance to display and sell their work from May to October.


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Old electronics fund Habitat projects Eddie Rwema

EMC news - Donating your old electronics could help Habitat for Humanity reach a goal of helping low-income families realize a dream of owning a home. The organization holds a year-round electronics collection at its two-Restore locations in Ottawa. All e-waste collected by Habitat for Humanity is recycled in Ontario by Sims Re-

programs supports Habitat for Humanity in the capital region as it helps local families achieve the dream of home ownership. “All the proceeds from the Restores go towards supporting programs of Habitat for Humanity,” said Beattie. Ottawa residents can drop off old computers, monitors, televisions, cellphones and

cycling Solutions through the Ontario Electronic Stewardship program. “Everything is recycled in an environmentally friendly and secure way,” said Myrna Beattie, director of retail operations with Habitat. “It doesn’t go on a truck to the U.S. or in a container to a Third World country somewhere. It is all done within Ontario. Beattie said every purchase made at their Restores and the e-waste collected under OES

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Ottawa centenarian speaks about Alzheimer’s disease EMC news - Madeleine Honeyman, is celebrating her 100th birthday in January. How fitting it is that Alzheimer Awareness Month and Madeleine’s 100th birthday occur in the same month, since she was one of the first people to speak up and speak out about Alzheimer’s disease in the 1970s. When her husband Ken was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1971, doctors told her that there was nothing she could do, that Ken should be in a psychiatric hospital, and that he would die within five years. Nobody knew much about dementia in the ’70s. In fact, as she searched for ways to help Ken, Madeleine found hundreds of people like herself, searching for answers to this devastating disease. “I was fighting ignorance and prejudice all over the country,” Madeleine says. Madeleine travelled across Canada, raising awareness and educating people about dementia. She was close to 70 when she was instrumental in the creation of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa. The following year, Madeleine co-founded the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, and served as its first president. As Madeleine spoke up about dementia, she found pockets of people sharing her passion and commitment to help others. Alzheimer societies began to spring up across Canada. “We were all caring for people we loved,” Madeleine says. “We knew they had not suddenly disappeared. We saw them respond to music and art. We saw what they could do, not what they couldn’t.” Madeleine still serves as an honorary director of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County – and she still cares passionately about the support and education that people dealing with dementia need. Today, 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Yet people with dementia say that they often face shame, embarrassment and exclusion. Dementia remains widely misunderstood. People may fear getting the disease themselves or they’re misinformed about it. The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County encourages everyone to join in the conversation about AlSubmitted zheimer’s disease. To learn more, visit www.alzheimer. Madeleine Honeyman travelled across Canada to raise awareness about dementia, and helped to create the Alzheimer Socica/letstalkaboutdementia. ety of Ottawa and Alzheimer Society of Ontario. SFC 182 EMC Jan10 Ad 12/18/12 9:22 AM Page 1


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Ottawa resident is flying in the dark Kim Kilpatrick, a resident of downtown Ottawa, will perform a one-woman show at the National Arts Centre on Jan. 17. Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Kim Kilpatrick isn’t hemmed in by her blindness. It’s the refusal of others to see what she is capable of doing that she finds frustrating. Kilpatrick applied for a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts to create a 90minute story telling program to talk about growing up blind. She wanted to break down some of the misconceptions about blindness. She has been a storyteller for 10 years, but wanted to expand her programming and allow for costs of things like publicity. “I like the medium of storytelling,” Kilpatrick said. “Unlike movies and plays there’s no visual component, you’re free to just listen.” Kilpatrick garnered the grant in the spring of 2011 and has performed at various locations in Ottawa and the valley. The downtown resident will appear on the National Arts Centre’s fourth stage on Jan. 17 to perform as part of the Ottawa Story Tellers Speaking Out, Speaking In series. Because storytelling is an oral tradition, Kilpatrick said she doesn’t work from any kind of prepared notes. She rarely has props. The show is her story and her life. Funny and irreverent, Kil-

patrick finds material in her daily life, much like a standup comedian – difference is she finds the material just as funny as the audience does. Personal stories

At the Ottawa Story Tellers office on Murray Street, Kilpatrick recounted being led across the street by well meaning people despite the fact that she wasn’t planning to cross. “It happens less now that I have a guide dog,” she said, stroking her constant companion Tulia. “But I would sometimes stop to get my bearings at a street corner and someone would come and lead me by the elbow across the road. Then you have to cross back.” Kilpatrick said she hopes her shows help people ask the questions of her they may be afraid to in other settings. When she isn’t hitting the stage at the NAC, Kilpatrick participates in workshops at area schools through an organization called Multicultural Arts School Council. “It’s great because kids will ask you anything,” she said. Kilpatrick said she also hopes being out in the community and giving public talks will help people to learn about blindness. “I know some people don’t

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Kim Kilpatrick, pictured at the Ottawa Story Tellers office on Murray Street on Jan. 9, will perform her one-woman show Flying in the Dark at the National Arts Centre on Jan. 17. feel they should have to be advocates because of their disability,” Kilpatrick said. “But I want people to feel comfortable around me.” Kilpatrick said some people assume she isn’t mentally capable because of her blindness, or that she is hard of hearing. “I will be in a meeting or something and people will ask whoever is accompanying me what I want for lunch,” Kilpatrick said. “Or in the same conversation where someone

is asking me if I have super hearing because I am blind, they are shouting.” Caitlyn Paxson, a public relations officer for Ottawa Story Tellers, said she has worked with Kilpatrick for five years and was initially taken aback by some of the things that would happen when they were out together. “We would be in a store and a clerk would ask me if I think she would like an item,” Paxson said. “I would say, ‘She’s right there.’”

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But whatever she lacks in sight, Kilpatrick makes up for in humour, often bursting out laughing as she recalls awkward encounters with wellmeaning sighted people. Growing up in Ottawa, Kilpatrick has the support of her family, who always pushed her to live life to the fullest despite her disability. “When I was a kid I would try and say that I couldn’t clean my room because I was

blind, but my mom wasn’t having any of it,” she said. She also recalled pretending to be unable to find candles and matches during power outages and trying to convince her siblings to play cards in the dark. Kilpatrick’s show includes stories like this and more. Tickets are $20 and the doors open on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the NAC box office or at


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Local actions are healing the world With UNICEF and Kiwanis, Canadians are helping to eliminate tetanus around the globe EMC news - Kiwanis volunteers are hoping to save children’s lives by eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). MNT is a painful infection that claims the lives of 59,000 newborns in some of the most impoverished regions of the world. Choosing to take up the fight here at home, the passionate Kiwanis volunteers are raising funds to support global efforts to vaccinate and protect millions of women and children. And the global vaccination campaign is working. Burkina Faso, China, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Tanzania and Timor Leste all eliminated tetanus in 2012. These are major achievements. “Kiwanis members believe we can change the world one child and one community at a time,” said John Flook, president of the Kiwanis Club of Nepean. “That’s why we’re


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Believing that nowhere is too far to go to save a life, UNICEF’s vaccination campaigns reach the most vulnerable children in the most remote areas. In the past 13 years, MNT has been eliminated in 28 countries, but more help is needed in 31 countries where this excruciatingly painful disease still threatens many lives. Canadians can support the Eliminate Project by giving UNICEF Survival Gifts, which are real lifesaving items delivered to children and families. A mother and baby tetanus pack ($15) will provide 250 tetanus vaccines. Every purchase of Survival Gift Tetanus Packs will help Kiwanis clubs in Canada meet their $4.6 million commitment to the Eliminate Project. “In my job I have seen first-hand the impact that a survival gift can have on a child’s life, and as a parent I’m adamant that no child should die from a preventable disease,” said David Morley, president and CEO of UNICEF Canada. “Canadians can recognize the true spirit of the holidays by giving a gift that can truly save lives.” To see the gift list, visit


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Do it for Daron picked as charity of choice Women’s world championship to raise funds for youth mental health EMC news - Hockey Canada has announced Thursday that DIFD (Do It For Daron) will be the charity of choice for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place in April at Scotiabank Place and the Nepean Sportsplex. DIFD is a youth-driven initiative at the Royal focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health. Several initiatives are planned to support and raise money for DIFD at the Royal, including: • Tickets: DIFD supporters can purchase tickets for the Wednesday, April 3 doubleheader games featuring the United States vs. Finland and Switzerland vs. Canada and sit in the dedicated Power to the Purple section at Scotiabank Place. Fans are encouraged to wear purple to show their solidarity to the cause. Five dollars from each ticket sold in this section

will be donated to DIFD at the Royal. Individual tickets are available for $39 each through www.hockeycanada. ca/2013ottawa (promo code: DIFD). • 50/50: For the April 3 games, DIFD at the Royal will receive a portion of the 50/50 proceeds. • Programs: $1 from each program sale sold by a DIFD volunteers during the April 3 games will go to DIFD at the Royal. “The Richardson family, through DIFD is having a very positive impact in the areas of mental health awareness and support,” said Fran Rider, co-chair of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and president of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. “We have been approached by hockey players and parents who have had their lives impacted in a positive direction as a result of accessing assistance available.”

Stephanie and Luke Richardson, parents of Daron Richardson said they are honoured by DIFD’s partnership with the world championship, and expect it will inspire more open conversations about youth mental health. DIFD was created by friends and family of Daron Richardson, who lost her life to suicide at the age of 14, and is inspired by hope for a future where young people will reach out for help without fear or shame. The charity supports programs and initiatives aimed at transforming youth mental health through research and education at the Royal, which is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. For more information on DIFD, please visit For more information on the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, visit

Recognize the signs of trouble at school News Canada

EMC news - For parents, recognizing that their child might be struggling in school is not always easy. According to the education experts at Oxford Learning, there are five main signs to watch for: • Children making comments such as: “the teacher picks on me”, “do I have to go to school today?”, or “this assignment is pointless.” • Daily homework not being completed. • Assignments and projects missed completely or submitted late. • Poor test scores and poor grades on projects and assignments. • Disinterest in school and school-related activities. Oxford Learning founder and CEO, Dr. Nick Whitehead, says that not all of these


Parents should learn to recognize the five signs their children are struggling in school. signs of school trouble have to happen at the same time, but when one or more happens frequently, things may be getting off track. “The sooner that parents

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House prices post year-over-year gains Good employment, migration and continued low interest rates continue to fuel demand storey homes increased three per cent year-over-year to $389,167, while detached bungalows made a similar 3.3 per cent increase to $386,000. Standard condominiums rose 4.6 per cent to $263,667. “Overall, Ottawa has a

EMC news - Ottawa has continued to sustain healthy year-over-year price appreciation for all housing types surveyed as part of the Royal LePage house price survey and market survey forecast. Prices for standard two-

How Canada Avoided the Fiscal Cliff

To the United States, Canada has been viewed as a socialist welfare state for many decades, with former Presidential candidate, Pat Buchanan, ignorantly calling Canada “Soviet Canuckistan.” More recently, Americans have started to change this perception, even looking to us for answers to their own fiscal problems. This was brought to my attention after I posted a video of a speech I gave in Parliament on YouTube. The speech contrasts the success of free enterprise in Canada with the failure of the welfare state in America and Europe. To my surprise, the video went viral in the U.S., receiving over 140,000 views at At a time when the U.S. is dealing with fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings, Americans are looking north for answers. How has Canada avoided these debtrelated ailments in a world economy which is fragile at best? A major factor in the U.S. fiscal crisis were the policies which encouraged banks to give out sub-prime mortgages. In Canada, we did not impose these policies on our banks and thus avoided the crisis almost entirely. We did not have to bail out a single bank. To continue on this path, our Minister of Finance has ended all government-backed insurance of low-down payments and long-amortization mortgages. Taxpayers are no longer responsible for taking on risky debt.

healthy real estate market. Activity levels are similar to last year and we are seeing a diversified group of buyers,” said John Rogan, broker and manager of Royal LePage Performance Realty. “We have an active first-time buyer market that has been motivated by low vacancy rates, which are limiting their rental choices. Also, low interest rates have made mortgage payments comparable to the cost of renting making buying an attrac-

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January 26, 2013 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come join Governor General David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston for an afternoon of winter delights at Rideau Hall such as: ß skating on the outdoor rink

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All activities are free of charge and will take place rain or shine at 1 Sussex Drive. The Winter Celebration is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Finland, the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Embassy of Sweden and the National Capital Commission.

Policies like this combined with our government’s swift action to reduce corporate tax levels have led the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation to rank Canada sixth in the work on the Economic Freedom Index. The U.S. now ranks tenth.

Royal LePage forecasts that the average home price in Ottawa will increase a 1.3 per cent in 2013. “We do expect to see some price stabilization in Ottawa in 2013, especially in the condominium market,” said Rogan. “The sustained increase in condominium inventory will balance supply and demand, limiting price appreciation.” Nationally, the average price of a home increased year-over-year between two and four per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter, standard two-storey homes rose four per cent yearover-year to $390,444, while detached bungalows increased 3.6 per cent to $356,790. National average prices for standard condominiums increased two per cent to $239,374. As home sales volumes slowed in the second half of 2012, the average Canadian house price, for the most part, held firm. Some consumers delayed their entry into the market during 2012, faced with economic uncertainty as governments in both the U.S. and Europe struggled with debt management plans and as homes in some regions became less affordable. Compared to 2012, fewer homes are expected to trade hands in the first half of 2013, which should slow the pace at which home prices are rising. Home prices have risen faster than salaries and wages for three years and the market requires time to adjust. By the end of 2013, Royal LePage expects the average national home price to be one per cent higher compared to 2012.

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Team Arnold, including team member Cindy McKay, third from left, raised $1,000 at the Alzheimer Society’s January 2012 Walk for Memories in memory of ‘Opa’ who passed away with Alzheimer’s disease. On Jan. 27, Cindy and her husband will participate in the walk again to continue their new family tradition that will help keep the memory of a beloved grandfather alive and support vital programs for families living with dementia.

As long as you have shoes, you can walk EMC news - Cumberland resident Cindy McKay is an energetic young mother who believes in giving back her community. When she saw an ad for the Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories last year she jumped at the chance to get involved. The cause was especially personal for her, as her husband’s grandfather had recently passed away from the disease. The family is appreciative of all the support given to them by the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. Under the banner Team Arnold, she and her group raised $1,000 last year. Since

the loss of “Opa” was fresh in everyone’s mind, family and friends were generous with donations. She sent out a mass e-mail just three weeks before the event and people were quick to jump on board, both as walkers and donors. “I’ve participated in a number of similar events,” McKay says, “but I was surprised at how smoothly organized the Walk for Memories was, especially given the number of walkers. “Almost everyone can participate in the Walk for Memories, regardless of fitness level. You don’t even necessarily have to finish, if it’s too much for you. As long as you have

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to run/walk five kilometres by the end of 10 weeks. The program culminates in a graduation 5K race on June 23 in Ottawa to celebrate participants’ successes. “Research shows that physical activity can be very useful when quitting smoking,� says Ottawa’s medical officer of health, Dr. Isra Levy. “Physical activity can actually reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms, negative moods and weight gain.�


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Jan. 17

Interested in gardening? Join the Nepean Horticultural Society. Guest speaker Donna Christie, a certified SFG teacher will speak on everything you ever wanted to know about houseplants at 7:30 p.m. at City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave. Everyone welcome. Non-members $4. Light refreshments. Information at 613-224-7184. Auditions for Getting Sara Married, by Sam Bobrick. Open auditions will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Dr. in Britannia. Required are three women ages 20 to 60, three men ages 30 to 50s (includes one non-speaking role). ehearsals are Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. To book an audition email or call 613-6672224 and leave a message. For more information, visit

Jan. 20

The Community Activities

Group in Old Ottawa East will hold its Winter Party in the Park at Brantwood Park on39 Onslow Cres. on Jan. 20 from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be a sleigh ride, skating, hockey, snowshoeing, food, and fun. The event is free.

Jan. 26

Ottawa Public Library hosts Human Library between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. People will become books at five Ottawa Public Library locations as part of a Canada-wide, 15-city initiative called National Human Library Day. Just like borrowing a book from a local library, the user can “take out” a human book and have a conversation for approximately 20 minutes. The Human Library will take place at the Main Library (120 Metcalfe), Alta Vista (2516 Alta Vista), Hazeldean (50 Castlefrank), Ruth E. Dickinson (100 Malvern) and North Gloucester (2036 Ogilvie). For more information, visit www.BiblioOttawaLibrary. ca/HumanLibrary or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or

Jan. 27

Children’s entertainer Tante Caroline will perform at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 101 Centrepointe Dr., at 2 p.m. as part of Family Literacy Day. The event, which will feature songs, puppets and stories, is free, bilingual and open to all. Registration is not required. Visit www. or contact InfoService at 613580-2940 or InfoService@ for more information.

Feb. 6

Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture - Heritage Ottawa’s Eighth Annual Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture. Guest speaker is Charlotte Gray (“Does Heritage Pull History Out Of Shape?”) Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St., corner of Laurier Ave. W. How can creative nonfiction writers bring new readers to history while staying within the bounds of creative non-fiction? Charlotte Gray will discuss

the different demands made on the past by historians and heritage activists. An author of eight best sellers, the Ottawa-based writer will explore the challenges she faces as she brings history to life in her work, including Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, and her forthcoming true crime book, Carrie’s Case, which will be published in Fall, 2013. Lecture will be in English. Info – info@ or 613230-8841.

Feb. 9

Join in the fun on Hockey Day in Canada from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by playing with family and friends in the third annual Hockey Day in Ward 9 (Nepean) Shinny Hockey Tournament. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Best of all, it’s free. Learn more at www.

Feb. 16

Ottawa Independent Writers Social Media Workshop for authors, editors and publish-

ers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Author and social media expert Caroline Risi of Ottawa will explain how Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other vehicles can help authors and others promote their projects, books and events. Cost is $45 for OIW members; $55 for non-members. Invest Ottawa Building, 80 Aberdeen St. For info and registration email andyray@ or call 613-7313873.

Mar. 20

Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture - Rediscovering Lowertown. Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St., corner of Laurier Ave. W. Marc Aubin, a sixth generation resident of Lowertown and president of the Lowertown Community Association, along with fellow members, will share perspectives on the community’s successes and challenges in protecting and restoring the area’s heritage. Lecture will be in English. Questions are welcome in either official language. Info:



The Ottawa Pub Dart League plays from October to April at various venues in the city. If you are interested in joining or venue sponsorship, please visit Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making music together. Regular rehearsals on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. For information call Muriel Gidley at 613-590-0260 or visit


The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets every Tuesday at the Barrhaven United Church at 3013 Jockvale Rd. Check out our website at www.tops. org Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success. Call Susan at 613-838-5357 or email at We look forward to meeting you.


Barrhaven Euchre. Held on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. Prizes, refreshments and fun. Held at the old Jockvale Schoolhouse at Strandherd Drive across from the Shoppers Drug Mart. For more information email Myrna at or by phone 613-797-9442. Note: There will be no euchre on Dec. 20 or 27.

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GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Aries, your domestic side will come out this week when you decide to play host or hostess to friends or family. You may reveal some surprising skills in the kitchen. It will take fast action for you to get something accomplished this week, Taurus. If you blink, the opportunity may pass you by, so get moving. You may need to reconsider your purchasing power, Gemini. Your finances may not be what they seem at this moment, and you could need to play things conservatively.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22


1. Danish krone (abbr.) 2. Insect repellents 3. Move sideways 4. October’s birthstones 5. __ Alto, California city 6. Mark of healed tissue 7. Somewhat purple 8. Egg mixture cooked until just set 9. Past tense of bid 11. Ancient stone slab bearing markings 13. 9th month (abbr.) 16. Thrown into a fright 18. A playful antic 20. “Waiting for Lefty” playwright

28. Gallivants 30. Hyperbolic cosecant 32. Rural delivery 33. Atomic #89 34. Opposite of wealthy 36. Imus and Knotts 39. Yellow ageratum species 41. Large tropical Am. lizard 43. Late Show star 46. Armor breastplate 47. “Death in the Family” author 48. Liquors from rice 50. Bread for a burger 51. Yeast 52. 100 = 1 tala in W. Samoa 53. Two-year-old sheep 54. Hyrax or cony 55. Engine additive

Someone could require a pep talk this week, and you are the person for the job, Sagittarius. Figure out ways to downplay any struggles and point out all that this person has accomplished.

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

Flexibility will be the key this week, Virgo. If you are able to bend, then you will be much more successful than if you are rigid in your opinions and actions.

You may find a turnaround in your financial situation has finally arrived, Capricorn. Just don’t spend all of that newfound money in one place. Put some into an account for later. Aquarius, you may need someone to light a fire under you this week. Welcome this effort because once you get going you will be able to accomplish anything. Pisces, it may be a challenge to balance work and home life responsibilities this week. Aim for a 60/40 split of requirements.

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21. Ultrahigh frequency 28. Cutting gun barrel spirals 29. Youth loved by Aphrodite 30. Get by begging 31. Cleans by scrubbing vigorously 34. Bubonic calamity 35. Radioactivity unit 37. Bow (Sanskrit) 38. Legless reptiles 40. Thick piece of something 41. A distinct part of a list 42. Regarding (Scottish prep.) 43. Something that is owed 44. Mild exclamation 45. River in Spain 49. Variation of 17 down

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1. Tooth caregiver 4. Greek counterpart of Rhea 7. A numbered mail compartment (abbr.) 10. New Zealand parrots 12. Political action committees 14. Fringe-toed lizard 15. Reposes 17. Winglike structures 18. MacMurray of “My Three Sons” 19. Oprah’s Broadway show 22. Ceaser, egg and tossed 23. Oarlock 24. Agile, lively (nautical) 25. Skim or dart 26. And, Latin 27. Embodies

Scorpio, when party planning is put into your hands, you are right in your element as a natural leader. You are bound to have all of the details perfect.

Cancer, there are a few obstacles you will have to overcome before you can move on to something more enjoyable this week. Make the hard work a priority and the rest will follow. Maintain the status quo this week, Leo. You may be tempted to do things differently, but going with the flow and not rocking the boat is the best approach this week.


Libra, if you find you have been falling behind on things or simply cannot seem to get organized, then it’s time to reconsider your approach.

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