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EMC news - Neighbours are staying away from NCC trails off Slack Road because public sex has become common in the wooded area. The P15 parking lot that leads to Greenbelt trails in the Pine Grove and Pinhey Forest areas is busy on weekday afternoons, with cars arriving and departing and men walking in the woods. But it’s not because of the breathtaking greenery. The site is a well-known cruising site for gay men, one where they meet up for anonymous sex, either in the parking lot or in the surrounding woods. Even with the sun shining in mid-afternoon on the trails, the area has a clandestine feel to it and condom wrappers can be found on the ground. A quick search of websites like Craigslist, Mon Amour Online and Cruising for Sex show listings from 2003 to as recently as last month as men arrange meetings in the “cruisy park.” AVOIDANCE

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Agnes Warda, president of the Glens Community Association, said residents no longer walk the trails because they are worried about what they may come across. Dog walkers, hikers and commuters who could use the NCC pathways as a shortcut have been staying away. “Most (residents) feel we are deprived from using the forest because you never know what you can find or expose your children to,” Warda said in an email. See FEW, page 4

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Mark White, one of the cyclists hit by a motorist on March Road in Kanata three years ago, reaches the half-marathon finish line during the 9-RUN-RUN emergency services event in Stittsville on Oct. 20.

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EMC news - Mark White was one of the last to finish a half-marathon race during the annual 9-Run-Run event held in Stittsville on Oct. 20. But this was more than just a simple race for the Nepean man.

It was a way to say thank you to the paramedics, police officers and firefighters who helped him and his four friends after they were struck by a van while out cycling on March Road in 2009. The driver who struck the five cyclists was found guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and leaving the scene

of an accident last year. White, who finished the half marathon with a time of two hours, 44 minutes and 49 seconds, met with emergency service personnel prior to the race and thanked them for their efforts on July 19, 2009. See POLICE, page 3

Algonquin College pledges to grant wishes Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

EMC news - Algonquin College has pledged to raise $1 million to grant wishes. The college’s school of hospitality and tourism – home of the event management program – has raised $455,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation in the last five years. College president Kent MacDonald made the pledge to raise the bar at an announcement at the college on Oct. 23. He said the idea is to tailor

the program towards experiential learning and help out the community at the same time. “Six years ago we were raising money to build a school in Africa,” he said. “Now there are children that no longer have to walk eight kilometres to go to school.” Since 2008, student groups in the program plan events – with no budget – to raise money for the charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Sue Walker, director of the national capital chapter of the

charity, said there were 1,123 wishes granted and 100 wishes pending this year thanks to money raised by Algonquin and other groups. Angelina Comba, 8, is one of those children who had her wish granted. In 2010 she went on a Disney cruise with her whole family. “I wanted to go on the cruise, not just myself but with my whole family,” she said. “The people were so nice to me.” See MICKEY, page 3

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Angelina Comba, 8, a Children’s Wish recipient, speaks to the crowd about her experience at an announcement that the school of hospitality and tourism will pledge to raise $1 million for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The announcement was made at the college on Oct. 23.

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Her mother said the wish was a chance for the family to set aside their worries and just be together. “For Angelina, her wish meant that she could just be a kid to laugh, swim with the dolphins and eat an endless number of Mickey Mouse ice cream bars,� said Lina Tripudio-Comba. Walker added other kids like Chloe – who received a heart transplant, had chemotherapy and lost her hearing – also got a chance to forget about their cares for a while thanks to the wishes. “Chloe just wanted to meet Mickey Mouse,� she said.

Other programs in the school of hospitality and tourism pitch in and offer services like bartending, esthetics and baking. The 2012 graduating classes managed to raise $127,000 and MacDonald said he hope to continue the partnership and pledge $1 million to make more dreams come true. “The opportunity to combine learning with a sense of philanthropy makes Algonquin College a leader in the field of post-secondary education,� Walker said. “The ongoing support the foundation receives from Algonquin’s faculty and students means that many more children with a life-threatening illness will have their most heartfelt wish become a reality.�

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Mark White of Nepean wears the medals he received for participating in the half-marathon event in the 9-RUN-RUN emergency services event in Stittsville on Oct. 20.

Police, fire, paramedic services run for the cause Continued from page 1

White was unable to participate in last year’s run because he was testifying at the trial of the man who struck the five cyclists. He said he and his friends are all further along their road to recovery thanks to the efforts of the emergency first responders in 2009. White joined a group of more than 1,800 other runners, paarticipating in 9-Run-Run’s three-kilometre, 10-kilometre and half-marathon races, which were organized by the city’s emergency services. Money raised by the thirdannual 9-Run-Run go to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Do It For Daron campaign to raise awareness about youth mental health. Two of the city fire department’s ladder trucks were used to serve as the flagpole holding a giant Canadian flag high in the air at the start-finish line. Participants ranged in age

from one to 80 and came from Ottawa, New York State, British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba. Among the participants was a huge contingent of over 70 from the Renfrew area who wore orange Move It For Mark T-shirts in memory of Mark Springer, an area youth who committed suicide exactly a year earlier. Move It For Mark has raised more than $10,000 this year to combat youth suicide. Some of the groups participating in the run were: • Team Fire, a group of 71 firefighters. • Team Paramedic, with 64 paramedics. • Team Police, with 66 officers. • Team Algonquin, with a group of emergency services program students from the college. More than 175 volunteers helped organize and run the event. Alan Rushforth of Nepean, 80, completed the half-mara-

thon in two hours, 51 minutes and 31 seconds. Rushforth ran in the Boston Marathon in 2008, when he was the oldest Canadian competing in the event. Four girls dressed in purple full-length body suits, each with a letter on their front spelling out DIFD (Do It for Daron) led the warm-up exercises for the 3K Family Fun Run. Ottawa fire department inspectors and chiefs, all decked out in their finest dress uniforms, were at the finish line to congratulate and hand out the medals to the half-marathon and 10K finishers. Cameron Caughey of Stittsville recorded the fastest time in the 10K race with a time of 37 minutes and 33 seconds. Ottawa’s Ryan Leaf was the top finisher in the half-marathon at one hour, 19 minutes and 14 seconds. Organizers are confident the 9-Run-Run event will exceed last year’s fundraising total of $25,911.

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Few complaints received about trails: councillor Continued from page 1

Warda brought up the subject of public sex at an open house hosted by KnoxdaleMerivale Coun. Keith Egli in early October. She said residents came to her with concerns about the ongoing activity. “Some men have been followed walking through the trails; it makes them very uncomfortable,� Warda said. Egli acknowledged at the

Road situation to occasional nude sunbathing in some parts of Gatineau Park. She said the conservation officers can issue fines for indecent behaviour, but public nudity and sex are really under the jurisdiction of police. “We work closely with the police forces in the National Capital Region to make sure to protect public safety and make the Greenbelt a safe and welcoming place for all,� she said. POLICE AWARE

Dealing with cruising has been a longdebated issue in the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) community ... CLAUDIA VAN DEN HEUVEL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PINK TRIANGLE SERVICES

open house he was aware of the problem but added he hadn’t heard any complaints from residents in the last year. He also said there was very little the city could do because the land belongs to the NCC. Ottawa police Const. Tim Murray, who addressed the issue at the open house, told residents to call police if they witness illegal behaviour. Jasmine Leduc, a spokesperson for the NCC, said the commission’s conservation officers have increased patrols in the area in the last few weeks, but their focus is protecting the assets of the Greenbelt and the environment. Leduc compared the Slack

Ottawa police spokesman Const. Marc Soucy would only say police are aware of the issue. “It’s is in our system,� Soucy said of the Slack Road parking lot’s municipal address. Claudia Van den Heuvel, the executive director of Pink Triangle Services, said cruising is very common in urban areas. She made the point that while casual sex is commonly associated with gay men, public sex is also common in the straight community. Van den Heuvel wrote in an email that some of the risks associated with cruising can personal safety and sexuallytransmitted diseases. “Dealing with cruising has been a long-debated issue in the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) community with opinions differing between a public health approach and a criminalization approach to deterring such activities,� she wrote. “While there are strong arguments on both sides, a sexual health approach will address the underlying issues and the potential health risks associated with these activities.� Warda suggested more patrols and possibly closing the parking lot.

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EMC news - An RCMP unit that investigates drug labs was called in to investigate hazardous materials on the side of a road in Barrhaven on Oct. 24. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Lucy Shorey was tight-lipped about the investigation on Brophy Drive, west of Highway 416. She said only that the clandestine laboratory team was called in to assist with a hazardous material investigation. She said in an email that only in the event that an investigation results in the laying

of criminal charges would the RCMP confirm the nature of any charges and the identity of the individuals involved. “At no point was the public safety in jeopardy,” Shorey said. There were a number of tents set up in the area of Brophy Drive, east of Eagleson Road, but Shorey said everything was wrapped up by the afternoon. Both the Ottawa police and fire department assisted in securing the area. The clandestine unit also investigates the production of drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamines.

Police seek suspect EMC news - Ottawa police are seeking a man believed to be in his 30s following a sexual assault in the area of Baseline Road and Navaho Drive on Oct. 13. At about 3 a.m., a 20-yearold woman was walking on a pathway leading towards an apartment building when a man approached her from behind. The woman was pushed to the ground and inappropriately touched and assaulted. Residents intervened and the

Locally, draft 2013 Budget highlights for residents in Ward 22 include: • Completion of the new Strandherd-Armstrong bridge • $43 million Greenbank Road Widening Project, from Malvern Drive to Strandherd Drive, from two lanes to four lanes • Improvements to Strandherd Park and Ride • South Nepean Woods Park and Ride at Strandherd Drive and Woodroffe Avenue • Strandherd Drive, Woodroffe Avenue, and Greenbank Road water system upgrades • $3 million to current Jockvale Road Improvement Project • Intersection modifications at Prince of Wales Drive and Woodroffe Avenue • New and expanded parks, including Barcham Crescent Park in Heart’s Desire and Clearwater Park in the Chapman Mills community. The complete draft budget is available online for your review at www.ottawa.ca.

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I would like to thank all the residents who made it out to the Budget 2013 consultation held this week at the Nepean Sportsplex. This was one of the initial steps in the budget process as we move towards a finalized budget. City Council will be debating the recommendations from all Committees of Council and relevant Boards on Wednesday, November 28th.

EMC news - Ryan Mantha and Andrew Mesley were incorrectly identified as employees of Associates Design Group Inc. in the Oct. 25 article “Stars Shine at Chamber Gala.”

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man fled west on Baseline towards Navaho. The man is described as a white male between 35 and 40 years old. He stands between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall. He has an average build with short dark hair and a receding hairline. He was wearing a black jacket and dark jeans and spoke English. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police sexual assault section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.

Mantha and Mesley won the Young Entrepreneur Award at the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards on Oct. 17 for their company Bytown Video Productions.

Over the coming weeks, I will be reviewing the budget in great detail and will be looking to the community for your feedback. Barrhaven-Riverside South Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment The City of Ottawa has completed its Planning and Environmental Assessment Study and will be presenting a report on the BarrhavenRiverside South Rapid Transit plans at Transportation Committee on Wednesday, November 9th. I would invite anyone who is interested in attending to contact my office for details.

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For further information, please visit www.ottawa.ca. Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Barrhaven The Barrhaven Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th at the Walter Baker Sports Centre. The Parade will begin at 10:40 a.m. at the underpass of the Public Library (Walter Baker Centre) and all legion members are invited to participate in the parade. Official ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden located at the main entrance to John McRae High on the west side of the sports complex. I invite all available residents to join us in remembering those who gave their lives for the betterment of us all. Lest we forget. Councillor Harder and I will be participating in the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Carleton Lodge on Saturday, November 10th. Thank you in advance to all residents who took the time from their busy schedules to recognize the men and women who gave their lives for our country by attending various services across the City of Ottawa.

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f you’ll forgive me, I haven’t slept much in the past few weeks. My three-month-old, like her siblings before her, is consistently sleeping in 10-hour stretches. My six-year-old, on the other hand, is suffering night terrors – a condition that affects approximately six per cent of kids in his age group, thought to be caused by stress and fatigue. When he’s thrashing about uncontrollably in the dark, he’s screaming, “I’m not doing the homework. No! No! No!” Now, I don’t know if this is the only thing that’s playing on his little unconscious brain. Six-year-olds have a lot on their minds these days. But certainly, the daily battles over his one hour of Grade 1 homework is having some negative impact. Last week, I wrote about some of the creative ways we were going to tackle homework. We have failed. We’re as stressed and frustrated as ever about homework. And apparently, we’re not the only ones.

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mary school children, excepting special projects and daily reading. Other school boards have mandated what is widely known in education circles as “the 10-minute rule” – take the grade level of the child and multiply it by 10. BAD CALCULATIONS

The value of homework has been widely debated in the media these past few weeks, in the wake of French President Francois Hollande’s call for a nationwide ban on the practice. The head of the French Parents Association, Jean-Jacques Hazon, summed it up well in a clip interpreted on CBC’s The Current on Oct. 18: “Forcing (children) to read the same page over and over is useless and it puts inherently fragile children under enormous pressure. It stresses kids out, turning them against school forever, and they bring all that stress home.” A 2008 study out of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto appears to affirm these assertions.

The authors of “Homework Realities: A Canadian Study of Parental Opinions and Attitudes” surveyed more than 1,000 caregivers of 2,072 children across the province. The majority of parents surveyed said they believe homework puts undue stress on children and families, takes away from family time and forces kids to be sitting still when they should be out running around. Moreover, the study found that the more homework children are exposed to in the early years of school, the less likely they are to approach it with enthusiasm in later grades. To its credit, in the wake of the study and another similar study of teachers’ opinions on homework, The Toronto District School Board all but banned homework for pri-

But timing out the homework may not be the only answer. One of the problems with the 10-minute rule, as noted by one of the study’s authors, Dr. Linda Cameron,

on CBC’s The Current last month, is that teachers frequently miscalculate the time it takes various children to do the assigned homework. “We had parents saying, as young as kindergarten, children were taking hours to do what was assigned,” Cameron told the CBC. “It’s really not necessarily a fair or a good rule.” And as author Annie Murphy Paul noted in The New York Times last year, “the quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality.” True. And perhaps this is why I don’t necessarily support an all-out ban on homework. I’ve witnessed homework that works well and homework

that doesn’t. As proponents of the practice suggest, homework that is well-designed and time-limited can have a positive impact on autonomous learning and the development of time management skills. Plus, parental involvement in school work helps children to see that what goes on in the classroom all day is important and valid in everyday life. But my six-year-old? He simply has too much homework. And in my mind, it doesn’t meet the quality standard. So we’re officially on a homework strike. OK, maybe it’s more of a “work-to-rule.” He reads 10 minutes of monosyllables per day and then we close the homework books and open the real ones.

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or the most part, the suburbs have gotten off relatively easy as the city pushes for intensification – plans intended to prevent, or at least allay, urban sprawl. So when a developer comes forward with a proposal for a large-scale commercial development – a plan that allows for high density residential buildings – it makes no sense to throw up roadblocks. The Kanata Town Centre lands are a perfect fit for

high-density housing, says Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. We couldn’t agree more. Urbandale Corp. is asking the city to rezone 10 hectares of land north of Highway 417 and east of the Kanata Centrum and is looking to create roughly 111,000 square metres of commercial space as well as hundreds of housing units. Last week, more than 80 members of the community packed a meeting room at

the Kanata Seniors Centre for the councillor’s monthly ward council meeting – many of them concerned about the Urbandale proposal. We can certainly sympathize. Over the past decade, communities across the city have been hit with a slew of spot rezoning requests from developers seeking permission to build highrises and midrises not in keeping with the various neighbourhoods’ character. For instance, a current plan

to build a midrise in Beaverbrook has many residents up in arms, saying the building doesn’t fit in with the community. One of the leaders of those opposing the Beaverbrook midrise, Bill Teron, has repeatedly suggested the Kanata Town Centre lands as a perfect spot for a midrise or highrise. That’s why the land was set aside for future retail, office and high-density development by planners with the former city of Kanata.

If not the Kanata Town Centre lands, where? The area will eventually have two Transitway stations on its doorstep, and runs along an eight-lane highway. If Kanata – or any other suburb – is to incorporate intensification and large-scale commercial development, this is the way to do it. If the city rejects proposals such as this it inflates the argument that people are NIMBYs whenever they oppose developments that don’t fit the

character of their neighbourhoods. Development has to go somewhere. Better it go where pipes, schools, bus routes, garbage collection and other city services already exist, so we don’t have to pay for more. This isn’t a rubber-stamp process – the development applications must keep in line with the area’s designated zoning. But going big next to a highway and transit is smart development.

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A bridge too low CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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he other day there was a house moving down the Queensway, west to east, going slow, as houses do. That was a good thing because not much damage was done when the top part of the house couldn’t get under an overpass. Now, you might say: “What a foolish thing to drive a house down the Queensway without making sure about how tall it was and how high the overpasses were!� And I might say: “Well, at least they were trying, and least they were making the effort to get from one place to another.� Which brings us, inevitably, to how little the people who run this city are trying. There was a story last week about the central library. Library planners are proposing that there be a modernization, as opposed to a renovation — not a particularly big modernization, but one that will, in the inevitable words of someone, bring the library into the 21st century. Plans for something more ambitious were rejected, and we know why. There is next to no chance that the city will pony up the money. The same goes for the thrilling idea, widely discussed a few years ago, of building a brandnew library downtown. You’ll remember that this was seen as an exciting opportunity not only to re-energize the downtown but also to bring the library maybe even into the 22nd century. Proponents looked longingly at such examples as the Vancouver Public Library, which is a fine library, a great meeting place and an adornment to its downtown. We could have that here. Alas, no. A low bridge was glimpsed in the distance, the bridge of tight budgets and

grumpy voters. No way a new library was going to get under that one. And so, as with many projects that might benefit the city, the project never hit the road. You may also remember that one of the sites considered for the new library was the Government Conference Centre, the old railway station or, as the government likes to call it, Building Number 054533. Since 1966, when it ceased being a railway station, the building has mainly just sat there, playing host to the occasional event. It had a brief brush with fame in the ‘70s and ‘80s as the site for federal provincial conferences, but since then, nothing. To the federal government’s credit, it has not torn the building down and replaced it with a condo. Also to the government’s credit, has turned down proposals ranging from a sports hall of fame to an aquarium. But still, here’s a gorgeous historic building at the very heart of downtown Ottawa that simply demands to be put to some creative use and no one is doing it. There are cities that would salivate at the opportunity to take advantage of such a building, such a site. Ottawa is not one of them. This is why so little has happened here in recent years. Most development has been by default — the city saying yes to one condo builder after another. We will get a casino the same way — not because anybody particularly wants one but because not enough politicians have the heart to say no. Many will say our inertia on things such as the library is due to an absence of money. In part, perhaps, but it is also due to an absence of political gumption. Politicians at all levels are convinced that they will be punished by voters for thinking big, if thinking big means spending money and spending money means not keeping taxes low. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. The idea hasn’t been tested for some time. Certainly people seem to be quite proud of the War Museum, Ottawa City Hall, the Shenkman Centre and other recent examples of thinking big. Wouldn’t it be worth a try again? The bridge may be higher than we think (measuring first).

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D) Lowering property taxes. Not even a 2.5 per cent increase is acceptable in these tough times.

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October 25th marked the second anniversary of our 2010 Municipal Election and the half-way point in this term of Council. I continue to be honored to work for you every day and am thankful for all the progress we have made. Together we have been working to renew Bay Ward and I thank each of you for being part of that progress.

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Award winners Ron Dizy, President and CEO ENBALA Power Networks (Small Company of the Year); Laura Formusa, President and CEO Hydro One (Leader of the Year) and Bryce Conrad, President and CEO Hydro Ottawa.

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Ottawa police participate in a commercial motor vehicle blitz EMC news - Twenty trucks were taken off the road following a one-day blitz in south Ottawa after Ottawa police and OPP teamed up with the Ontario ministries of Transportation, the Environment and Finance to crack down on unsafe commercial vehicles. The blitz targeted unfit vehicles, insecure loads, improper emissions and unauthorized fuel. One hundred and twenty nine vehicles were pulled over and inspected on Oct. 24. A police release said that these joint-agency blitzes,

would continue in and around Ottawa on a rotational basis, in an effort to enforce the commercial motor vehicle regulations of Ontario. Locations of the blitzes will change each time, depending on the amount of heavy truck activity from community to community. A similar campaign but this time targeting drivers using hand-held devices was also held on Oct. 26. A traffic enforcement team with an officer in civilian clothing, monitored the intersections of Bank Street and Champlain Avenue and Woodroffe Avenue and Iris

Street. The officer was holding a sign saying, “I am Const. ... of the Ottawa Police Service. If you are talking on your hand held cellphone, you are about to get a ticket.” When the officer observed an infraction they provided details to nearby uniformed officers. Distracted drivers were pulled over and issued a ticket. A total of 111 provincial offence notices were issued: 32 for operating a motor vehicle while using a hand held communication device, 33 for speeding and 56 tickets

for other Highway Traffic Act related offences. The fine for using a hand-held device while driving is $155. “Talking on your handheld phone while driving is not worth risking your safety or that of others using the roadway,” Sgt. Al Ferris said in a statement. “If you don’t have a handsfree device, pull over or hang up the phone.” The Ottawa Police Service will continue these enforcement efforts randomly on a rotational basis, in an attempt to reduce the number of drivers who contravene the hands-free legislation.

Hydro Ottawa is thrilled to be recognized by its peers as the 2012 Large Company of the Year at the Ontario Energy Association Excellence Awards. The award recognizes Hydro Ottawa’s achievements in the energy sector in key business areas such as financial operations and management, customer service, distribution and environmental leadership. “These are all critical business areas, especially for an energy utility delivering an essential service to the nation’s capital,” said Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Hydro Ottawa’s accomplishments include strong financial results, with net income and dividends consistently exceeding expectations, and shareholder value increasing by $135 million over the past four years. During this time, Hydro Ottawa’s electricity distribution rates have been stable and among the most affordable in the province. At the same time, Hydro Ottawa has been one of the top performers in the industry in delivering supply reliability. These results have contributed to solid customer satisfaction scores recognized by the Electricity Distributors Association and most recently by Chartwell Inc. at its Customer Experience Conference in California, where finalists included major U.S. utilities Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, PPL Electric and NIPSCO. “Consistently improving the customer relationship is a very strong focus for us. In addition to affordability and reliability, it is imperative that we also provide customers with ever-increasing value,” added Mr. Conrad. During his acceptance speech, Mr. Conrad acknowledged Hydro Ottawa’s employees as a major reason for the company’s continuing success. “They are highly skilled, dedicated, experienced, and engaged in achieving our goals. They are also community focused, generous with their charitable donations and quick to volunteer when we participate in community events,” he said. In thanking the Ontario Energy Association for sponsoring the award, Mr. Conrad promised that “Hydro Ottawa will do our best to be back on this podium in the future.”

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National poppy campaign officially launched by Legion Pin a poppy, learn history at art exhibit Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - The 2012 national poppy campaign is officially underway. The poppy, a symbol of remembrance for more than 90 years now, launched the 2012 National Poppy Campaign on Oct. 24 at Rideau Hall. Gov. Gen. David Johnson and his wife Sharon were joined by the Royal Canadian Legion’s grand president Larry Murray and the dominion president of the Royal Canadian Legion Gordon Moore. “I find it hard to imagine a more appropriate cause,” Johnson said. Pinned with the first poppy of the campaign, Johnson said the campaign renews the solemn bond with veterans, past and present. “This small, scarlet flower speaks volumes about the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers and veterans, and it starkly reminds us of the tragedy of war,” Johnson said. Murray, who thanked the Governor General for his ongoing support for the Canadian Forces, and his personal engagement in the campaign, noted the importance of wearing a single poppy over one’s heart. “Whether World War I, World War II, Korea, the many peace support operations since including the

war in Afghanistan and the recent conflict in Libya, survivors and fallen heroes alike may take comfort in our efforts to remember,” Murray said. The event welcomed veterans from the Second World War and the Korean and Afghanistan wars. “That the First World War wasn’t, in fact, the last war speaks to the fact that our veterans and their loved ones have continued to make sacrifices in the decades since,” he said. “In war and in peacetime, members of the Canadian Forces have been steadfast in their service to our country.” Johnson personally welcomed and handed out poppies to some of the Second World War veterans in attendance, taking the time to speak to each person individually. The governor general also encouraged everyone to visit the national honours exhibit, located at 90 Wellington St. The exhibit, From Far and Wide: Honouring Great Canadians opened in May and showcases Canada’s national honours and the contributions of Canadians. Sharon, Murray and Moore all received a poppy at the launch, with poppies becoming available to the general public beginning on Oct. 26. The symbol of the poppy was adopted in 1921 recognizing the 117, 000 Canadian men and women who gave their lives during military service around the world. Each year, 18 million poppies are distributed across Canada.

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Gov. Gen. David Johnson officially launches the 2012 National Poppy Campaign at Rideau Hall on Oct. 24. Johnson and his wife Sharron greeted and offered poppies to their guests.

Important changes are coming on October 29 1. Bi-weekly garbage collection. Household residual garbage will be collected every two weeks.

2. New collection days. If your collection day is changing the City will send you a letter in October.

3. Green bin pickup.

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New community facilitation book to enable social change Local womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group releases grassroots guide Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ottawa women who have made the journey from being disenfranchised to leading city-hall consultation groups want to tell you their secrets. Members of the City for All Women Initiative are a diverse group of women with varying cultural backgrounds, many of whom are refugees or have overcome abuse and now hold an ear at city hall. They have worked on a consultation strategy for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreation master plan, which is underway, and they helped develop an equity and inclusion lens that is used to judge how city reports address diversity and inclusion issues. The initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest project is a new book, Community Facilitation Guide: Weaving Threads of Change. Members know better than anyone that encouraging change at city hall is as much of an art as a science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now in the City of Ottawa there are many changes in policies,â&#x20AC;? said Valerie Assoi, a staffer for the initiative who helped author the book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When there in change in policies, the city wants to know what the community feels â&#x20AC;Ś How (is city hall) going to know that if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have people there (in the community)?â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the City for All

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Five of the key figures in creating the City for All Women Initiaveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide to community engagement pose with the book. From left are Entisar Yusuf, Valerie Assoi, Senzeni Mapendere, Terri-Lee Rayvals-Mele and Tina Viscent. The tapestry in the foreground was woven by CAWI member Zahia Lahoua. Women Initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the book â&#x20AC;&#x201C; come in. While the city may not have the resources to reach out to every facet of the community, the initiative can train and give people the skills to become facilitators in their communities and take those issues to city hall and decision makers. After reďŹ ning their approach through community facilitator workshops run by the initiative starting in

2010, the members decided to compile their knowledge into a practical guide in order to offer it to other community-based organizations, governments and companies that want to learn how to facilitate community engagement and build skills at the grassroots level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is helping to empower ourselves, our communities and future generations,â&#x20AC;? said Tina Viscent, one of the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authors.

The book provides an overview of the initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach to social change education and includes tips, exercises and handouts for facilitating workshops. Most importantly to the City for All Women Initiative, the guide offers straightforward and practical tools for including the voices of a diverse population, including immigrants, aboriginal peoples, francophone, people with disabilities and

those living in poverty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This book is the story of threading all of the experiences of the people who contributed,â&#x20AC;? said Terri-Lee Rayvals-Mele, one of the authors who contributed to the guide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a weaving of diversity, expertise and learning.â&#x20AC;? Community engagement professionals who had a hand in advising the project said they were very impressed by the practicality of the book and the level of detail. Aaron Burry, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager of community and social services, said the initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach has proved beneficial for the city and he is happy to see the guide made available to other groups who could have the same impact thanks to the initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a chance to try really innovative forms of community consultation in partnership with CAWI,â&#x20AC;? Burry said. Aleksandra Milosevic, a community developer at the Centertown Community Health Centre, said the guide has really excited her fellow community development professionals across the ďŹ eld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ďŹ&#x201A;ipped through it and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m already ecstatic,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at it, I see lots of possibility. It is truly a gift of learning.â&#x20AC;? Status of Women Canada and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union provided seed funding to print the books, but the initiative is relying on book sales to produce more and make it widely available. Print copies in English or French are available for $20 through the website at www.cawi-ivtf.org.

                   

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No big new promises in draft city budget laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news – The City of Ottawa’s “stay the course” draft budget means the average homeowner in the urban area would pay an extra $67 on the municipal portion of their tax bill next year. It’s the smallest tax increase in six years and at 2.09 per cent, it falls below city council’s commitment to keep tax hikes at 2.5 per cent each year. As the mayor indicated before the budget was released, it’s a plan that mostly sees city services maintained and the continuation of existing projects, but not a lot of new spending. “There are many items contained in budget 2013 that will assist citizens in each and every ward and each and every neighbourhood right across this wonderful city,” Mayor Jim Watson said during his lengthy speech to council before tabling the budget. While the city had been on the hunt for a new, larger location for the well-used Emerald Plaza library branch, the library will stay where it is and expand into a neighbouring part of the shopping centre, almost doubling in size to about 930 square metres. The library wasn’t scheduled for an expansion until 2015, but when space opened up in the mall, KnoxdaleMerivale Coun. Keith Egli made the case to jump at the opportunity before it was too late. “It’s very well used and it’s bursting at the seams. It’s absolutely where it needs to be, but it needs more space,” Egli said. The project would be completed in 2013 and it would also include a new radio-frequency identification (RFID) sorting system. The city began switching libraries to the more modern system last year to free up staff to offer programs rather than sort books. Other projects include community design plans promised for areas around future light rail stations that would be funded to the tune of $300,000. Two new city plans approved last year – the Older Adult Plan and the Arts, Heritage and Culture Plan – will get $500,000 and $1 million

JIM WATSON respectively towards their implementation. The city plans to boost funding to fight the emerald ash borer by $975,000, bringing annual funding for pesticide treatments and replanting to $1.8 million. There is also money for 16 new crossing guards. After public consultations, city council is set to approve the budget on Nov. 28.

There are many items contained in budget 2013 that will assist citizens in each and every ward and each and every neighbourhood right across this wonderful city. MAYOR JIM WATSON

TRANSPORTATION

Of course, the major transportation project in 2013 will be the start of construction on the first section of the city’s $2.1-billion light-rail transit system, including a tunnel under the downtown. The city is proposing to sprinkle $4.9 million worth of traffic-signal changes around the city. There will be some new signals and alterations to existing ones, and additional audible signals for the vision impaired. A plan to build a gradeseparated crossing underneath Terry Fox Drive and a new Transitway section between Terry Fox Station and Didsbury Road is moving forward. More preliminary work will be done in 2013, with construction slated to start in 2014 in conjunction with the Earl Grey underpass construction to minimize construction impact. There’s also money to put

towards the proposed parkand-ride lot at Innovation Drive in the Kanata Business Park. The city will “fill in a crucial gap” for cyclists along the Sawmill Creek pathway between Walkley Road and Brookfield Road to provide a better connection to Hogs Back and the Rideau Canal pathway system, Watson said. Small segments of sidewalks are slated to be added on Lombardo Drive, along Colonnade Road in front of Viewmount Park, along Brookfield Road from Clover Street to the multi-use pathway east of Traverse Drive. New traffic signals are proposed for Carling Avenue at Andrew Haydon Park, Holly Acres at the Trans Canada Trail and on Baseline Road at Villa Marconi (Farlane Boulevard) – something that excited Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli and College Coun. Rick Chiarelli. A new audible crossing signal is proposed for March Road at Teron/Richardson. Pedestrian countdown signals will be added at Terry Fox Road and Maple Grove Road, Richmond Road and John Sutherland Drive, Centrepointe Drive and Tallwood Drive, Baseline and Cordova Street, Baseline east of Cedarview Road, Fisher Avenue/Dynes Road at Deer Park Road and at Perth and Fowler streets at Nixon Farm Drive in Richmond. The city has put aside money to move the snow storage area at Maple Grove. A new location should come before council for a decision in November. SOCIAL SERVICES

The city has to grapple with a “dark cloud on the horizon” when it comes to social services, the mayor said. That’s because the provincial government is clawing back $7.15 million for discretionary benefits and the Community Start Up fund. That money goes towards a number of services for the most vulnerable residents of the city, including glasses and funerals for people on disability or financial assistance and emergency hydro and rent payments to prevent people from becoming homeless. “I’m concerned and I’m

also not happy about it,” Watson said. While the city did receive an additional $5 million from the provincial government this year thanks to ongoing “uploading” payment to reclaim the costs of social programs at the provincial level, that money basically had to be redirected to make up for the discretionary funding shortfall, Watson said. SAVINGS

A lot of budget savings will continue to come from the Service Ottawa project, which aims to consolidate city services. In 2013, that will mean $8.8 million in savings from putting more services online, such as permit applications. City treasurer Marian Simulik applauded the city’s ability to slash another 139 full-time positions from its payroll, but later clarified that only 42 of the city’s 14,489 jobs were cut this year. The rest were eliminated previously, but were tracked in terms of dollars, meaning the jobs themselves remained on the books. Still, the last two years have marked the first time since 2002 that the city actually eliminated jobs to save money – $3.5 million this year. Many of those jobs were at the Nepean Equestrian Park, which the city decided to close in 2012. Office expenses for the mayor and councillors will continue to be frozen.

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The city plans to boost funding by $975,000 to fight the emerald ash borer, bringing annual funding for pesticide treatments and replanting to $1.8 million.

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DEBT

The city’s debt level is now sitting at $1.4 billion and the mayor said that figure won’t be increasing this year. The debt represents around 10 per cent of the cost of the city’s $15 billion worth of capital assets. The city borrows money to build that kind of infrastructure in order to spread the cost over the asset’s lifetime to ensure the people who are using it also pay for it. Servicing the city’s debt accounts for about five per cent of the city portion of a individual’s tax bill, the city treasurer said. Ottawa’s debt is the second lowest per capita debt ($1,537) compared to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, the mayor said.

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No new police hires Most bus fare hikes capped at 2.5 per cent proposed until 2015 Laura Mueller

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EMC news - Ottawa’s population is growing, but the size of its police service won’t be for the next two years. The police service has no plans to add new officer or civilian positions until 2015 as the Ottawa Police Service tries to hold the line on increasing costs and corresponding tax hikes. As it stands this year, an average homeowner can expect to pay an additional $13 a year on their tax bill for police services. The police budget is going up by $9.5 million: $4 million from tax assessment growth from new homes and businesses, and $5.5 million paid by existing taxes. That amount represents the 2.5 per cent increase set by city council. The city’s population continues to rise, but the number of police officers isn’t increasing in step, said Chief Charles Bordeleau. That ratio will start to catch up with us in 2015 and 2016, when the service plans to add 23 new members (both sworn and civilian) in each year. The police service is able

to hire officers to make up for those retiring by finding cost savings elsewhere. A major one announced last month was the new collision reporting centre, which will open in 2013 and bring $600,000 in new revenue that year. That will rise to $800,000 in 2014. But most of the $2 million in savings the police found this year would come from a reduction in a stepped-up training program that was needed after amalgamation, when around 50 officers were retiring each year. The Just in Time program was started to ensure that new officers were ready to hit the ground as soon as officers retired, but that number has now dropped to 30 officers retiring each year. As a result, the police service plans spend $1.1 million less on that training program in 2013. As always, the top cop cost is staff compensation; it comprises 83 per cent of the police budget. The city will have to spend $9.5 million more on its civilian and sworn employees in 2013. After public consultations, city council is set to vote on the budget on Nov. 28.

EMC news - A 2.5 per cent cap on OC Transpo fare hikes wouldn’t apply to fares for the city’s most vulnerable citizens. Community pass holders are set to pay 9.4 per cent more for their passes. Ticket prices would also go up to $3. That’s not listed as a fare increase in the proposed 2013 budget because it was approved last year, but the fare hike was put on hold due to delays in rolling out the Presto smart-card payment system. A regular trip using tickets currently costs $2.70. For Para Transpo users who have a community pass, those two increases combined will really add up for people like her, said Catherine Gardner, a former member of the defunct city advisory committee on accessibility issues. Gardner said she personally thinks the community pass increase is justified because it hasn’t gone up for a few years, but combined with pricier tickets, which are needed to top up the fare for a Para Transpo trip, it’s a hefty increase for people on limited incomes, Gardner said. Otherwise, the draft transit budget mostly holds the line.

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The cost of an OC Transpo bus ticket is set to go up 30 cents to $3. Ridership is projected to remain steady at 102.4 million trips over a 12-month period. Riders experienced change last year with the “route optimization” exercise that will save OC Transpo $20 million a year, and more changes are

on the horizon as construction of the light-rail line is set to get underway next year, so transit isn’t looking at big changes this year, said OC Transpo general manager John Manconi. The transit agency will see

the full benefit of $8.9 million in annual savings thanks to the addition of 75 doubledecker buses that started rolling out this year. After public consultations, city council is set to vote on the budget on Nov. 28.

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OC Transpo backtracks on last year’s route cuts laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - After looking at the impact of the September 2011 “route optimization” that axed service on many bus routes, the city is reversing some of the changes and adding more service. The temporary pilot project will study the effects of restoring service to customers who were disproportionately disadvantaged by the changes made last year, said transit commission chairwoman Coun. Diane Deans. But OC Transpo general manager John Manconi warned riders not to get used to the service – it won’t last any longer than three months. The transit commission will then study the results of the program. The draft budget includes $500,000 for the study but Manconi said it will likely cost between $300,000 and $400,000. The project will look at ways to improve service for four groups that have been hurt by the changes made last year: seniors, young people, riders trying to access the Ottawa Hospital’s General campus and workers heading to employment areas in the south

end. “Those are segments that we want to put out there from the areas that have been identified as being … disproportionately affected by the route optimization,” Manconi said. Manconi kept the changes under wraps after revealing the study as part of the draft 2013 budget on Oct. 24, but a memo sent to councillors the next day outlined the changes: • Hospital access from the downtown will be improved by adding weekend service on Route 106. • Four additional weekend round trips will be added to Route 116 to serve the commercial/employment areas at Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive. • For seniors, a new Route 153 will increase service between Lincoln Fields Station and Carlingwood via McEwen, Ambleside, and Woodroffe. That route replaces Route 2X trips in the area. OC Transpo will add two trips a day (seven days a week) on Route 87 to connect St. Patrick’s Home and other locations near Mooney’s Bay with Transitway stations at Billings Bridge and Hurdman. • For youth, weekend trips will be added to Route 171 in central Barrhaven to provide

better access to the rest of the transit system. The changes will go into effect in the last week of December and the first week of January as part of the regular quarterly route adjustments. ADDITIONAL SERVICE

Some other additions are being made due to the growing population in the east and south ends of the city. Sunday service is being added to Barrhaven/Fallowfield Route 177. Those service expansions are included in the draft 2013 budget that still needs to be approved by city council. DOUBLE DECKERS

Routes 14, 30, 35, 38, 60, 62, 68, 76, 77, 85, 87, 93, 96, 101, 102, 111 and 118 will be getting a reduced number of trips to account for the highercapacity double-decker buses that have been added to those routes. Riders will have to wait two to three minutes longer for a bus. In early 2013, double-decker buses will also be added to routes 20, 21, 31, 34, 41, 61, 66, 70, 71 and 93. Full changes will be posted at www.octranspo.com.

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Lakeside Players mark 20 years of pantomime Steph Willems steph.willems@metroland.com

EMC news - With winter on its way, the Lakeside Players think laughter just might be the best way to stay warm. The non-profit community theatre troupe is currently wrapping up rehearsals on its 20th year of pantomime performance, with curtains set to raise starting on Nov. 8. As a fitting way of marking two decades of staging traditional British pantos, the players have chosen an ap-

propriate play, the classic tale of Puss in Boots. With a cast of 29 adults and 14 youths, the panto incorporates all of the elements that have made these plays popular for centuries. “A panto is a slapstick, pie-in-the-face-type take on a fairy tale,” said Lakeside Players president Harrold Swaffield. “In traditional British panto the male lead is typically played by a woman, with a man playing the female lead.” Mix cross-dressing with

cheeky innuendo, jokes, a fast pace and a clear sense of who’s good and who’s bad, panto has all the ingredients for an experience that involves a good dose of audience participation. Many of these elements may appear familiar to fans of the classic Monty Python TV and film series. While the Lakeside Players have been performing since 990, it wasn’t until a few years later that they staged their first panto. The reason was simple – no one was doing it in Ot-

tawa. “We decided this was a genre we should start giving to the people,” said Swaffield, adding it was a genre that incorporated youth of all ages into the cast. “Typically there is a cast of 20 to 30 youth, ages five to 13 or 14.” The players have always encouraged participation by local youth and a panto allows for many more children to take part as compared to a typical stage play. Many youth involved in past productions have gone

on to study acting and theatre as a result of their involvement. This fast-paced panto promises to keep all actors on their toes. Puss in Boots takes place in a foreign land called Marmaladia, with the story revolving around the characters of King Marmaduke (played by Swaffield) and his wife, Queen Marmadutchess. To better engage the audience, references to certain places and things will be changed to reflect the panto’s Ottawa surroundings.

Given that a panto holds appeal for both young and mature audiences, Swaffield has high hopes for the success of Puss in Boots, which runs from Nov. 8-11. The cast has been rehearsing since the second week of September and past pantos have been well-received by audiences at the players’ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre theatre. Tickets for Puss in Boots can be purchased at tickets@ lakesideplayers.com or by calling the ticket office at 613-667-2224.

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Ottawa Book Awards recognize city’s writers Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

EMC news - Ottawa’s most creative literary talents gathered at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Oct. 24 to hand out the 2012 awards for the city’s best books. The 2012 Ottawa Book Awards were given for English fiction, English non-fiction and French fiction. There was no non-fiction French award given this year. The event was MC-ed by Charlotte Gray, an Ottawa biographer and historian, and Martin Vanasse from RadioCanada. Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Shad Qadri presented the awards. “Tonight we shine the spotlight on a vibrant, bilingual, literary community,” Watson said. “We don’t have to look far to find world-class talent.” The English fiction award was presented to Centretown author Jamison Findlay for his book The Summer of Permanent Wants. The book is about an 11-year-old girl who loses her voice and sets off with her grandmother on a trip down the Rideau Canal in a boat, which is also a bookstore. “When I consider the roster of talent, I was totally overwhelmed,” Findlay said. “It feels really good to be

recognized.” The award for French fiction went to an author from Beacon Hill, Estelle Beauchamp. Beauchamp was honoured for her book Un soufflé venu de loin, which has also won a provincial Trillium Book Award. For English non-fiction, the list of authors and their credentials was impressive, ranging from Robert E. Fowler, who was foreign policy adviser to prime ministers Trudeau, Turner and Mulroney, to Craig Oliver, the chief parliamentary correspondent for CTV. The 2012 English nonfiction Book Award went to Ruth B. Phillips for Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums. “(This is) owed to a great extent, to me living for 40 years in this city,” she said. “This is a museum city; it has a remarkable combination.” The Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry was also presented by Chris Jennings from the Arc Poetry Society to Michael Blouin for Wore Down Trust. The winners were chosen by a group of three jurors for each category and each finalist received a cash prize. “They bring words to life for the residents of Ottawa and worldwide,” Watson said.

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Stonebridge are stacked townhomes at the corner of Greenbank, Cambrian and Jockvale. We offer product in there under $200,000.” Monarch’s inventory sell-off program to celebrate 95 years in the homebuilding business is proving to be very popular with homebuyers, said O’Shea. “At the entry level, discounts start at about $14,000 off the list price and last week we sold a house with $60,000 off the list price, a premium lot on the golf course. Inventory costs us money so we incentive heavily,” he said. In addition to the discounts off the price of a home, Monarch is also offering $10-15,000 in bonus dollars to be spent at their Home Design Studio on extras like hardwood floors, oak stairs or upgraded kitchen counters. “One of my favorite parts of the business is to come into the design studio and see people working with our design consultants finding all the right solutions to their design challenges and satisfying their wish list,” said O’Shea.” It’s a really neat part of the business.” Monarch Homes will be around Barrhaven for years to come, according to O’Shea. “We have almost two years worth of lots left in the last two phases of Stonebridge at the top of Greenbank Rd.,” he said. “And we have a new project coming on line in the spring on Longfields Dr. in Barrhaven which we’re very excited about. It’s at the east end of Longfields close to Woodroffe. We’ll be building rear-lane town homes and rear-lane semi-detached homes. They front onto the public street and there’s no garage on the front elevation of the house. It’s all in the back on a private lane.” The project, “just a stone’s throw from Stonebridge,” is still in the preliminary phase, said O’Shea, and won’t be on the market until the spring of 2013, with construction to start sometime after the middle of July. “It’s something we’ve had success with in other markets of the province,” said O’Shea. “I

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Monarch Homes is celebrating 95 years with incredible savings in Barrhaven’s Stonebridge community. Besides thousands of dollars in discounts on models like the Aspen, buyers can use bonus dollars on upgrades like hardwood, oak stairs and granite counters. expect they’ll start in the mid-300 thousands, three to four-bedroom homes most likely for families moving up from their starter homes.” Monarch is still in the process of choosing a name for the Longfields Dr. subdivision, said O’Shea. “We’re meeting with branding company this week and they’ll be pitching some logos and project names to us. I believe the name is important, it should be something quick, unique

and attractive with a theme.” Monarch Homes Stonebridge Sales Centre is located at 610 Kilbirnie Dr., Barrhaven. The Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday, 1 – 8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. Call (613) 692-9284. Visit Monarch’s web site at www.monarchgroup.net.

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War Amps legacy continues with address label mailing EMC news - The War Amps begins its 2012 address label mailing to Ontario residents this week with the theme, The Legacy Continues. Shannon, a graduate of the War Amps child amputee program (CHAMP), describes how she became a part of this legacy at the age of 12 after losing her leg to cancer. “The War Amps was recommended to my family because they could provide financial assistance with artificial limbs, but little did I know there was so much more to it than that,” Shannon said. “Attending my first seminar changed my life. Not only was I dealing with the difficulties of being an amputee and learning to walk again, but I was self-conscious and rarely left home without wearing long pants. I was overwhelmed with all the information, but most importantly met a lot of other Champs and was impressed at how everyone got around with their artificial limbs.” Through Operation Legacy, Shannon, along with other Champs, passes on the war amputees’ remembrance message to the younger generation. It was these same

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A Grade 10 science class at Merivale High School joins photography students on Oct. 16 for a cyanotype workshop. The cyanotype – the forerunner of the blueprint – was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Chemistry teacher Amanda MacKinnon prepared working solutions of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferrocyanide and students carefully worked with the emulsion. Areas of the paper not exposed to light dissolved and rinsed clear during processing.

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Superpugs Bubbles, foreground, and Little Man take on the roles of action heroes at the eighth annual Howl-O-Ween Pugstock, much to the delight of owners Kayla Villeneuve and her mom Katherine Glazier of Kanata.

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The eighth annual Howl-O-Ween Pugstock is held on Oct. 28 at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre to raise funds for Under My Wing-Pug Rescue. The organization recues threat- All ready for Halloween, this group of pugs, from left, Munchkin, Buttons and Mittens, ened pugs and finds appropriate foster homes and owners for them. Over 300 pugs and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to take in the costume contest. Their own costumes were created by owners their owners came out to participate in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, including Brandon Zweerman Tobie and Ryan Menard. and his pug Wilson, who donned a Castaway-themed costume.

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EMC news - Interested in learning about low-cost, environmentally friendly ways to stabilize your shoreline and reduce erosion? Want to help enhance wildlife habitat on your property and protect the health of our waterways? Rideau Valley Conservation Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (RVCA) shoreline naturalization program is here to help. RVCA is currently providing free site visits and free shoreline enhancement

projects to waterfront property owners. Projects include shoreline naturalization through planting of native species and/or assistance with minor shoreline erosion mitigation. All shoreline properties, including lakes, rivers and streams are eligible for the free projects. Shoreline property owners are often concerned that they are losing land due to erosion. Usually, the easiest solution is to plant native trees and

shrubs and allow the shoreline to naturalize because the roots of plants will naturally stabilize the shoreline. Naturalization is also less expensive than putting in rock (rip rap) or a retaining wall and provides many other benefits such as enhanced wildlife habitat and improved water quality. For more information or to schedule your free property visit, contact Andrea at 613692-3571, ext. 1173 or email andrea.klymko@rvca.ca.

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Temporary Bookmobile stop added at Chapman Mills Public School Visit www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/ Bookmobile for more information about the Bookmobile or contact 613-580-2424, ext. 32629 or Bookmobile@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

EMC news - Almost twothirds of the 1,529 patients waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario are 50 years of age or older. Though older Ontarians are most likely to need a lifesaving organ transplant, only 39 per cent of the 2.5 million registered organ and tissue donors are 50 or older. Despite common misconceptions, you are never too old to be a donor. In Ontario in 2011-12, almost half of the 222 people who gave the gift of life through organ donation after death were 50 or older, and 11 per cent were 70-plus years old. Registering as a donor can help prevent unnecessary deaths of Ontarians on the transplant waiting list. Families ap-

proached to consider organ and tissue donation almost always consent when they are given evidence of their loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registration, while those who decline usually state it is because they are not sure what their loved one would have wanted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Ontarians regardless of their age have the potential to save and enhance lives,â&#x20AC;? said Trillium Gift of Life Network president and CEO Ronnie Gavsie in a press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It only takes two minutes to register consent to organ and tissue donation at www.BeADonor. ca.â&#x20AC;? Similar to donor registration rates, consent rates for organ donation also decreased with age, resulting in a loss of poten-

tial donors. In 2011-12 the average consent rate for potential organ donors who were 50 or older was 52 per cent, compared to 68 per cent for those younger than 50. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others through the gift of tissue. Visit www. BeADonor.ca to register or to check your registration status. It is important to note that a signed donor card does not mean you are registered. New information available today on the Gift of 8 Movement at www.BeADonor.ca shows that so far this ďŹ scal year, 128,000 people have registered consent to organ and tissue donation.

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at lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠglise Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see www.st.-clementottawa.ca 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

Riverside United Church Sunday Worship at 11:00am Refreshments / fellowship following service www.magma.ca/~ruc (613)733-7735

St. Clement Church/Paroisse St. ClĂŠment

St Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; staidans@bellnet.ca

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE ANGLICANS St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive (613) 224 0526 Join us for regular services Beginning September 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sundays at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Church school and youth group Rector: Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Everyone welcome â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Come as you are â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.stmichaelandallangels.ca

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EMC news - The Ottawa Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookmobile will have a temporary stop at 60 Tiverton Dr. until March 25. The stop will still take place on Mondays, from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Pump Some Iron – The Importance of Strength Training Start thinking of your gym’s weight room as the “lose weight” room….. Despite its reputation as a “guy” or “jock” thing, strength training is important for everyone. Strength training, which only about 17 percent of women do, speeds metabolism, torches calories, and sculpts sexy muscles. With a regular strength training program, you can reduce your body fat, increase your lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently. Strength training also helps: t Develop strong bones. Strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. t Control your weight. As you gain muscle, your body will burn calories more efficiently— which can result in weight loss.

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Dead people walking Close to 2,000 zombies shuffle through the downtown core of Ottawa on the afternoon of Oct. 27, part of the increasingly popular Ottawa Zombie Walk. The sixth annual event originated at McDonald Gardens Park – a former cemetery – before crossing the canal and terminating at Parliament Hill. The event gives participants the opportunity to outdo each other’s costumes and gruesome makeup.

Cancer volunteer thanked for leadership The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of

life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit www. cancer.ca or call 1 888 9393333.

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t Body weight. You can do many exercises with little or no equipment. Try push-ups, pullups, crunches and squats.

It is important that you do not rely on strength training as your only form of exercise. You still need some kind of additional aerobic exercise for a minimum of 20-30 minutes per session to get your heart and lungs working. Doctors recommend an hour a day of moderate to vigorous activity — so on days when you’re not strength training, you may want to get more aerobic activity.

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Before you begin any type of strength training routine, get some expert advice. Your trainer can give you advice on how many times a week you should be doing strength training and what kinds of warm-up and cool-down activities you should do before and after to avoid injury.

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t Weight machines. Most fitness facilities offer various resistance machines or you can invest in weight machines for your home.

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EMC news - Barry Bokhaut is the 2012 recipient of the Celebrating Leadership Award of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ottawa unit. Bokhaut has been a peer support volunteer since October 2001 and continues to volunteer in that role. In addition, he has served as community services chair, Ottawa advisory board member, peer support convener, community services trainer, peer interviewer and community representative. Peer support volunteers are cancer survivors who have “been there, done that.” Then they use their experience to support others going through the process. Bokhaut’s personal struggle was with cancer of the esophagus. He has been a survivor for 12 years now. Altogether, Bokhaut has helped 94 clients nationwide as well as their family members, some for as long as two

years. That’s a lot of times dipping into the well of an experience a lot of people would rather forget. But beyond his peer support activities, Bokhaut has lent his experience to other volunteers and to other programs, such as serving as a presenter in a theatrical performance that addresses the challenges that male partners of women with cancer face as they attempt to be helpful. Bokhaut has been profiled on recruitment flyers, and speaks at Relay For Life survivor receptions and other events. As community services trainer, a role he undertook in 2009, he helped train peer support volunteers and clinic and lodge volunteers. He has also been very involved in recruitment. Bokhaut’s personal experience is much appreciated by new volunteers who mention his very calm delivery style and the compassion he shows in dealing with clients.

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t Reduce your risk of injury. Building muscle helps protect your joints from injury. It can also contribute to better balance, which can assist in maintaining independence as you age.

Strength training is a great way to improve strength, endurance, and muscle tone. But remember to start slowly, use proper form, avoid heavy weights, and increase workouts gradually to prevent injury. Just a few short sessions a week will really pay off. For additional information visit us online at www.grecobrand.com Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Bazaar, bake sale supports guide dog training EMC news - Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host a Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to purchase some homemade baked treats and other unique items. Other items include Christmas cards, doggy bone Christmas wreaths, dog calendars and exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind apparel. You can also order your fresh holly for the holidays, delivered direct to your door from a grower in British Columbia. Stop by the National Training Centre for free coffee and to support a great cause. All the proceeds support Canadi-

an Guide Dogs for the Blind. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. North, Manotick, between Barrhaven and Manotick, off Prince of Wales Drive. For information or to donate items, call 613-692-7777 or email events@guidedogs. ca. Since 1984, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. In 2010, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind launched an assistance dogs division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities.

Non-smoking treatment shows promise against relapse: study

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EMC news - Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential new approach to preventing smoking relapse, which occurs frequently in smokers who attempt to quit, despite current treatments. “We have developed a protein peptide that may be a new type of highly targeted treatment to prevent smoking relapse,” says Dr. Fang Liu, senior scientist in CAMH’s Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Liu and her team initially found that nicotine exposure can enhance binding between two types of brain receptors and were able to generate a protein peptide to disrupt the binding of the two receptors. Working with CAMH senior scientist Dr. Anh Dzung Le, the peptide was then

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tested in an animal model of relapse. As anticipated, it had the effect of reducing attempts to seek nicotine. “These discoveries present an avenue to develop an anti-smoking medication that directly targets the relapse process by focusing on this brain target,” says Liu, whose study was published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. “We hope that it will lead to an alternative treatment for smokers who aren’t succeeding with current smoking cessation medications.” A year after treatment with current medications, only about 20 per cent of people remain abstinent, past research shows. The CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in its field.


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Canada needs registry of buildings with asbestos: cancer society Cancer society wants government to create registry EMC news - The majority of Canadians are sending a clear message that a public registry of buildings containing asbestos, including private homes, is important and 78% say it’s the responsibility of the federal government to create one, according to poll results released by the Canadian Cancer Society. The Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Medical Association have joined forces in urging the federal government to establish one central public registry of all buildings in Canada that contain asbestos. The registry should be free, easily accessible and include privately owned buildings, buildings on aboriginal lands and government-owned structures. “We know all forms of asbestos cause cancer and creating a public registry is a crucial first step in making sure Canadians are not exposed to this harmful substance,” says Dan Demers, director of public issues at the Canadian Cancer Society. “Once it’s known that a building contains asbestos then appropriate action can be taken to protect people from this substance.” From the 1920s to 1990s, asbestos was used as insulation and sound proofing in buildings throughout Canada. It is estimated that 240,000 homes across the country were insulated with materials that might contain asbestos, but the public can’t find out which buildings contain the asbestos and the list may not be complete. Extended and frequent exposure to asbestos is associated with lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity. Worldwide about 107,000 people die annually from disease related to occupation exposure to asbestos. The Canadian Cancer Society believes all efforts must be made to end exposure to asbestos. The society cautions Canadians that if they know they have asbestos in their homes that needs to be removed they should hire a professional contractor experienced in asbestos removal. Homeowners should not attempt to remove the substance themselves. The poll results are based on a telephone survey conducted by the Environics Research Group with a representative sample of 1,000

Canadians. The margin of error for a sample of this size is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. POLL RESULTS

• Almost half of Canadians – 46% – know nothing or only a little about how to protect themselves from exposure to asbestos. Only 21 % say they know a lot. • A large majority of Canadians – 94% – say the federal government should be responsible for ensuring Canadians understand the risk of asbestos and for informing them about how they can protect themselves from this substance.

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Head start on the holidays With Christmas less than two months away, it’s always good to start looking early. Visitors to the Knox United Church on Gibbard Avenue had a lot to choose from at the annual bazaar last Saturday. Baked goods, knitted products and clothing were all on hand, while donations could be made to local charities. Here, Betty Allister, left, and Erin Norman offer a choice of fabrics at their table.

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City Hall turns spooky for trick or treat with the mayor

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City hall takes on a onimous appearance last Saturday as families gather in the growing gloom to attend Trick or Treat with the Mayor. Above, the Mario Brothers, aka Bishop and Bryon Rodriquez, joined brother (and S.W.A.T. team member) Logan to have their pictures taken with Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs, both of whom are dressed for the occasion. At right, Harry Potter hands out candy to Rullen and Jamos Testa, while parents Nan and Giacomo look on.

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EMC news - The federal government recently announced a contribution to Special Olympics Canada on the occasion of Special Olympics Canada’s Be a Fan Day. “Today, I am pleased to join our inspiring Special Olympians in celebrating the first Be a Fan Day,” said Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal. “As a proud supporter of Special Olympics Canada, our government is pleased to help spread awareness of athletes with intellectual disabilities and to recognize the outpouring of community support for these amazing role models.” Special Olympics Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides sport training and competition opportunities for more than 35,000 athletes of all ages with an intellectual disability. They are supported by 17,000 volunteers, including 13,500 trained coaches. Be a Fan Day is a nationwide celebration to honour achievements of the past while raising awareness, helping recruit new athletes, coaches and volunteers, and to celebrate supporters. It also recognizes the special relationship Special Olympics Canada has with the law enforcement community. The federal government is the single largest contributor to sport in Canad. A contribution of approximately $2.9 million was approved for 2012-13 to support Special Olympics Canada through Sport Canada’s sport support program. Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Last year, approximately 80 children and youth were adopted through the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO). What does this mean? It means that these children and youth are part of a family. It means they have a place to call home. It means they have a greater chance at success. It’s the beginning of a new adventure – a positive one. Adoption through CASO is referred to as a public adoption. Individuals interested in adopting are provided with access to training, support services pre and post adoption, as well as additional on-going assistance. CASO places a lot of importance on finding the best match for the children and youth in their care and welcome diversity in adoptive parents – including people who are single or partnered, from all cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and are financially able to manage the additional family member(s). Most importantly, CASO looks for people who are willing to commit to a permanent lifetime relationship with a child or youth.

other had a thing about clean ears and necks. We never once went out the door in the morning, on the way to the Northcote School, that we weren’t subjected to a close look at both. Heaven forbid that we might get run over with a horse and buggy, end up at old Doctor Murphy’s or the Renfrew Hospital, and have someone see that we had dirty ears and necks! Every night before we went to bed, each of us had to give ourselves a sponge bath. And we had to pay special attention to our ears and necks, knowing full well they would be scrutinized the next morning. We pretty much ignored the rest of our bodies, since it wasn’t likely Mother would be examining us after we were fully dressed. My sister Audrey said she was quite sure we had the cleanest ears and necks in the entire Renfrew County. One year, the Lapointe cousins were again with us well into the fall, and Father said he doubted very much if Uncle Herby had any intention of taking them back to Montreal before the spring thaw! Ronny was a force to be reckoned with, while his younger brother Terry was as meek as a mouse. And any time Uncle Herby and Aunt Helen could send the boys out to the farm at Northcote, they did. It didn’t matter if it was the middle of the winter, or during the dead heat of the summer, we never knew when to expect the two cousins. I was always thrilled when

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories they came to stay. They added much to our quiet life out there on the farm, and I loved when the cousins were with us, even though Ronny was constantly in trouble, if not at home, at Northcote School.

lie dog did when he thought something was attacking our hen house. Mother gave him no sympathy. He also didn’t have much use for the nightly sponge bath. And I know for a fact he often just wet the face cloth

Well, one morning Mother took a hold of one of his ears, and said, “Ronny Lapointe, you could plant potatoes in there.” Back then, it didn’t seem to matter where you came from, or why you were in the school. If you were of school age, you just went. Terry was too young, even for primer book, so he stayed home with Mother. But Ronny, close to my age, made the three-and-half-mile trek with the rest of us. All that was needed was an extra bag of lunch. Well, Ronny hated having his ears examined. He didn’t complain about the neck, but for some reason he went through a routine that never varied when Mother was ready for her examination. He would bend his head onto his shoulder as far as it would go, screw up his face, and let out a howl much like our old Col-

and put it right back in the basin of water, stood for as long as he thought a reasonable time, and announced he was finished. And of course, the ears were rarely touched. Well, one morning Mother took a hold of one of his ears, and said, “Ronny Lapointe, you could plant potatoes in there. Get over to the bench and I’ll give those ears a clean out.” Well, for some reason that morning, Ronny took his punishment like a man. But I could tell the wheels were turning in his head. There was no howling, and he didn’t even bend his head to his shoulder when the other ear was being washed. Something was up with Ronny, I could tell.

He was deep in thought. The next morning, we all lined up for the usual examination. Mother thought, since Audrey was in Senior Fourth, she didn’t have to have her ears and neck examined. She was old enough and quite capable of looking after her own cleanliness. I couldn’t wait until I reached that magic age. Well, then it was Ronny’s turn. He stood ramrod straight – again, very unusual for Ronny. Mother bent to have a look. She got close to his ears and then hauled him over to the window so she could get a better view. “Ronny Lapointe! What have you got in your ears?” Ronny looked up at Mother and said, “Aunty, you said yesterday I could plant potatoes in my ears. Well, I thought I could maybe help it along if I put a bit of gravel in there. I sure would like to see a potato grow in my ears. Boy, wouldn’t I have something to tell the guys back in Montreal when I get home.” I had no idea if he thought seriously that he could plant a potato in his ear by putting in a bit of dirt, or if, as usual, he just wanted to cause a bit of commotion in that old log house out in Renfrew County! Father was just coming in the back door from the barns and he saw the entire performance. He lit his pipe, squinted his eyes half shut, as he always did when he saw or heard something he couldn’t believe, and said, “It’s going to be a long winter. I’ll tell you, I’m afraid they’ll be here until the spring run-off!”

The children at CASO range in age from infants to teens and have been placed in care for a variety of reasons. The majority of these children however, are school aged or in a sibling group. No matter what age a child, everyone deserves a family – a place to call home. If you or someone you know may be interested in adopting, please call the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa at 613-742-1620 ext 2 or visit www.casott. on.ca.

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Business and political leaders gathered at the headquarters of Invest Ottawa on Oct. 19 to announce that persons and businesses in the urban and suburban areas of the city will now be eligible to receive funding from the province’s Eastern Ontario Economic Development Fund. The fund will be renewed with $20 million in annual funding. From left, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa West MPP Bob Chiarelli, Invest Ottawa board co-chair Jeff Westeinde, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Invest Ottawa president and CEO Bruce Lazenby.


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Grilled chicken and asparagus pasta toss a tasty meal EMC lifetstyle - On a fall evening, a dish that lets you still enjoy the great outdoors will be very welcome. Serve this simple yet delicious family pleaser with mouth-watering focaccia warmed on the grill. What could be better? Preparation Time: 15 minutes. Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes. Servings: 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS:

Dressing: •1 whole head of garlic •1/3 cup (75 ml) olive oil •1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt •2 tbsp (25 ml) red wine vinegar •1/4 tsp (1 ml) each pepper and granulated sugar Salad: •2 boneless skinless Ontario chicken breasts (or 12 oz/375 g boneless thighs) •Olive oil •1 tsp (5 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning

•1 lb (500 g) asparagus •1 greenhouse sweet yellow pepper, quartered and seeded •12 oz (375 g) penne, rotini or fusilli pasta •12 to 16 greenhouse cherry tomatoes, halved •1/4 cup (50 ml) fresh basil leaves, torn DRESSING:

Cut top quarter off garlic head; peel off some of the papery skin. Rub with oil and microwave in a small dish, loosely covered, at Medium (50 per cent power) for two minutes. Wrap with foil and place on grill over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until soft when squeezed. Let cool; squeeze cloves into bowl. Add salt and mash with fork. Whisk in vinegar, pepper and sugar. Slowly whisk in remaining olive oil.

Meanwhile, trim excess fat from chicken; lightly brush with oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Break asparagus stalks; discard ends and toss with olive oil. Place chicken, asparagus and yellow pepper on greased grill over medium heat; cook until chicken is tender and juices run clear and vegetables are tender-crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Keep warm on upper rack. Cook pasta until tender, drain (don’t rinse) and place in large bowl. Slice chicken and pepper into strips; cut asparagus into pieces. Add to pasta with tomatoes and basil. Pour dressing over top and toss well; serve warm. Tip: Italian seasoning is a blend of marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano and basil.

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Operating out of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard; the Barrhaven Christmas Hamper Program is focused on alleviating some of that stress. They work to pair Schools, Churches, Families, and Businesses that can provide a Christmas Dinner Hamper to a family who may need one! From Nov 1st to Dec 15th Barrhaven families who require assistance may call the Barrhaven Food Cupboard - Christmas Hamper Program at 613-825-4505. They will be asked to leave their name, telephone number and address, and will receive a call back within 48 hours to confirm their contact details etc.

The new 2012 Hamper Program Coordinator, Colleen Turner says; “We have an abundance of generous people and businesses in Barrhaven, so once again we are reaching out to the community to please call 613-825-4505 if you can donate a Hamper this year” “We want to ensure we can provide hampers to those families who might be experiencing difficulties this year, so that everyone can enjoy the Season!”

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Kiwanis gift Kiwanis Club of Rideau president-elect Brenda Reisch and president Frank Hegyi present a cheque for $5,000 to Mandi Duhamel of Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa, the club’s adopted charity for 2011-12. Kiwanis Club members also support the charity by volunteering for events and activities.

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Distribution of Poppy Funds Campaign Supplies/Expenses - $7756.75 Support of our local Veterans - $25,985 2011 Remembrance Day Poster & Literary Contest - $3,900 Legion Bursary Program - $18,000 Donations to local Community groups Olde Forge Community Centre - $5000.00 Western Ottawa Resource Community Centre - $5000 Ottawa Heart Institute - $10,200.00 Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation - $10,900 We at Bells Corners Branch 593 thank you all for your kind and generous donations during our 2011 Poppy Campaign. We invite you all to participate in our 2012 Poppy campaign which starts October 26 and ends on November 10, 2012.

Students this is an excellent opportunity to show their remembrances and appreciation for our Armed Forces and Veterans by remembering the sacrifices they have made for our country Sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion for Schools in City of Ottawa (excluding the follow area’s, Kanata, West Carleton, Manotick, and Greely, as these area’s are outside of Zone G5) Poster Contest is open to all students from Grade 1 – 12 or equivalent Poem/Essay Contest is open to all students from Grades 4- 12 or equivalent The contest theme is “Remembrance” Rule & Regulations available @ local schools or Visit our legion web site www.rcl-zoneg5.ca click on Youth tab The Royal Canadian Legion Zone G5 (Ottawa) Youth Education Program, 2011 Remembrance Day Poster & Literary Contest Committee

Please check with your local Royal Canadian Legion Branch for the exact branch deadline for entries into the 2012 Remembrance Day Posters & Literary Contest

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613-830-1488 Firewood, hardwood for sale, $110 a cord, delivered. 613-692-0187 leave message.

ARTS/CRAFT/FLEA MRKT Walter Baker Christmas Craft Show November 17th and December 8th 10am - 4pm. Free Admission. 100 Malvern Drive. Over 50 local Crafter’s and Artisans. www.goldenopp.ca You are invited to the Fall 2012 Inspired Hearts and Hands Craft Sale. November 3rd, 2012. 9 am-3 pm. Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road. 613-794-5709.

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EDUCATION & TRAINING After-school Math Program at Barrhaven. Effective Way to improve child math understanding. From pre-school to grade 10. Enrollment $79.00/month. Call 613-816-7921 or visit www.cfclearning.com Grade 9 EQAO Study If you are a student or the parent of a student who has received their official Grade 9 EQAO score, please consider participating in a short interview about the meaning of that score. Contact the researcher at 613-292-3728 for information. Participants will receive a $20 gift card to Chapters.

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FOR SALE Dan Peters Bed SalesOpen Wed.-Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Fridays open till 8 pm. Evening appointments available! Brand new mattress & boxspring sets. (We buy right from the manufacturer & pass the savings on to you). Single sets starting $150, double sets starting $189, queen sets starting $269, 48” & king size available. 8 models in stock. Located 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. (Drummond North Elmsley Twp. if using GPS). Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express. For price list online: www.danpetersauction.com & click bed sales page. 613-284-1234. Grass Fed local Beef for sale, sides, quarters or custom freezer packages. Call now for November delivery 613-622-0004 www.gableridgefarm.ca *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper Over-sized Lazy Boy lift chair/recliner, Brown cloth, just like new! (used 2 months). Asking $1000.00 please call: (613)822-0831.

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Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Overhead Door Technician Established overhead door company looking for experienced technicians/installers. Welding and electrical ability an asset. Top wages/great benefits. Send resume to jordan@alparsons.on.ca or fax 613-798-2187. We are looking for key people to expand our Financial Services business in this area. Experience not necessary, We will train. For an interview call 613-762-9519.

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Dog For Sale Healthy 1 year old Morky available. If interested call 613-744-7970 for details.

DOG SITTING Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530

Need a car or truck and can’t get financed? Whatever your credit issues we can help. Guaranteed financing is available to everyone regardless of credit history. Call today, drive tomorrow. Call Joseph 613-200-0100.

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DEATH NOTICE

BURDA, Herta Aloisia - At Ottawa Civic Hospital on Thursday, October 25, 2012, Herta in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Frank (deceased). Loving mother of daughter Krista (Kevin) and son David (Diane). Loved by grandchildren; Brandon and Emily. Relatives and friends were received at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax, 905 428-8488 on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 1 to 2 pm. The Service was held in the Chapel on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Erskine Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Samaritan’s Purse would be appreciated by the family. A Guest Book may be signed on-line at www.mceachniefuneral.ca

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Meet Pete! This neutered male, white Maltese is about six years old. He was surrendered to the shelter by his owner on October 10. Pete loves to take daily walks around the neighbourhood and would benefit from regular trips to the groomers!

He will need an experienced owner to show him the ropes, and to make sure he knows he doesn’t rule the world! Pete would not be well-suited to apartment living, as he likes to share his opinions on many subjects, which the neighbors may not wish to hear.

If you think you have found your next companion animal in the Adoption Centre, please contact our Customer Service Supervisor at 613-725-3166 or cssupervisor@ottawahumane.ca. The Ottawa Humane Society Adoption Centre is open weekdays 11:00 – 7:00 and Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00. posted within 24 hours of admission, and the site is updated every hour. We will do our best to help with your search, but as the owner, you are ultimately responsible to look for and identify your pet. Make sure you have up-to-date photos of your pet so that you can put up posters in your neighbourhood. Make fliers that include the lost date, description and any unique markings, a picture and your phone number – a reward motivates people!

Be specific when describing your lost pet. Example: A large 6-year-old domestic short-haired cat, all black with white paws, neutered and declawed, friendly with people, answers to the name Newton Or: A 3-year-old medium size dog, 25 to 30 pounds, black and tan, shepherd mix, female, spayed, a little timid – answers to the name Shadow. Place a lost ad in the newspaper and check the Found section. Have your pet microchipped so that it can be scanned at a local vet clinic or at the OHS, and make sure to update microchip information if you move. Keep identification tags up-to-date with your phone number and address. A City of Ottawa License will also help identify your pet.

“My name is Rayne and I’m a very spoiled 6 year old female German Shepherd. I love to go for long trail walks, sleep on the new couch, and play with our new kitten named Hunter. A good day for me includes lots of running with my buddies Dawg and Storm, homemade peanut butter treats, and a belly rub. I’m a happy dog for sure!” 9dndji]^c`ndjgeZi^hXjiZZcdj\]idWZÆI=:E:ID;I=:L::@Ç4HjWb^iVe^XijgZVcYh]dgi W^d\gVe]nd[ndjgeZiidÒcYdjiH^beanZbV^aid/X[dhiZg5i]ZcZlhZbX#XVViiZci^dcÆEZid[i]ZLZZ`Ç

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What to do if your pet goes missing Sometimes our furry friends escape, but there are steps to take to ensure this scary and stressful time goes smoothly and your pet gets home safe and sound as quickly as possible. The most important thing to do if you have lost an animal is to fill out a Lost Animal Report with the Ottawa Humane Society at www.ottawahumane.ca, and email us a photo of your pet. The OHS receives thousands of lost animals every year. Submitting a complete Lost report will help us to quickly identify your pet, if it is brought to us. Submitting a Lost Animal Report is not a substitute for visiting the municipal animal shelter to look for your animal – visit the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Road to check if your pet has been brought in. Be aware that your animal could be almost anywhere. Exploring dogs have travelled as much as 20 kilometers in a single day. Do not limit your search to your neighbourhood only. If you have lost your cat, search the area at dusk and dawn – be cautious around cars and garbage cans. Inform your neighbours and ask them not to feed your cat. Placing kitty litter outside may be enough to entice a nervous or shy cat to return to a site that smells familiar. Photos of most stray cats recently admitted to our shelter are posted online at www.ottawahumane.ca. Pictures are

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

Nov. 1: The Nepean Seniors Curling Club, at the Sportsplex (rear/ south entrance), invites those ages 55+ to come out and try curling - a natural and economical winter activity, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Free instruction, free use of equipment, free refreshments. For more information, email dgoff@ rogers.com or call the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre at 613-580-2828 ext. 2.

Nov. 3 Living Titanic, a musical memoir of Nova Scotia’s only

survivor: Hilda Mary Slayter presented by Nova Scotian Rosalee Peppard at 7 p.m. at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Rd. Tickets are $20 (including dessert), $8 for students and children, and will be on sale at the door. Information: 613-820-8103. Website: www.rosalee.ca.

Nov. 3 and 4 Ottawa artist Margaret Chwialkowska hosts her sixth annual art studio tour fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 195 Woodroffe Ave. A portion of the proceeds from sales and si-

lent auction will be donated to the Ottawa Riverkeeper. Call 613-729-9351 or visit www. artristsincanada.com/margaret for information.

Nov. 6 Ottawa Valley Decorative Artists Guild welcomes new members. Meetings held at Nepean Creative Arts Centre 35 Stafford Rd. on the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 613-225-1204 or visit ovda.ca. Canadian Federation of University Women/Nepean will meet at 1 p.m. at Knox

United Church, 25 Gibbard Ave. Tina Fedeski will speak about Orkidstra. Visitors are always welcome. Information at 613-727-0136.

Nov. 9 Dr. Cindy Blackstock share her inspirational message on behalf of aboriginal children and youth at 6:30 p.m., at Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd. Blackstock is the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and associate professor at the University of Alberta. Contact: buc@ magma.ca or 613-825-1707. All welcome.

Nov. 14

Christian Women’s Central Club invites you and your friends to a fall dessert buffet with silent auction, bake table and various items for sale at bargain prices at 1 p.m. Lynda-Jean Coffin from Beaconsfield, Que., speaks on Living Your Life to the Fullest. Cost is $6.00 and $2 for first timers. St. Paul’s Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave.. RSVP: 613-228-8004. All women welcome!

Nov 15 to 18 Nepean Ringette Association annual tournament with 110 teams from across Canada. Arenas across Nepean and Ottawa will feature this fastpaced, Canadian game. Walter Baker and Nepean Sportsplex

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Annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale Saturday, November 17th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Lynwood Park Lodge 1 Eaton Street (Bells Corners) For more information call

Nov. 16 Annual bazaar at Stillwater Creek Retirement Community, 2018 Robertson Rd. from 9 am.m to 1 p.m. with baking, knitted items, books, jewelry, cards, gifts and a silent auction.

Nov. 17 Holly Days Bazaar at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Old Richmond Rd., from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Christmas crafts, gift baskets, wreaths, garlands, knitting silent auction and more. Lunch available

Nov. 19 Manordale-Woodvale Community Association annual general meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Margret Rywak Building, 68 Knoxdale Rd. The agenda will include the election of the executive for the upcoming year, a review of our past year’s activities and our plans for next year. 1025.R0011691267

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will act as home base. Parents: consider taking your daughter to check it out and introduce her to what will likely become her new passion. If you like hockey, you are going to love ringette. For more information, visit the Nepean Ringette Association website at www. nepeanringette.ca.

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries invites you to visit the Minto Dream Home and view the spectacular array of La-Z-Boy furniture on display. Enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.

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