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The Ontario Provincial Police launch the annual Festive RIDE program.

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The city recognizes citizens who make a difference in Ottawa. – Page 13


An Ottawa woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for a good cause. – Page 25

16-year-old with knife resists arrest EMC news - A 16-year-old has been charged after two thefts on Nov. 20. The first incident was the attempted theft of a coat on Malvern Drive. The suspect produced a knife and demanded that the victim hand over his coat. Witnesses intervened and the suspect fled without the coat. There were no injuries. Later that afternoon a teenager at Burnett Park, near Conway Street, was approached by the same suspect demanding he hand over his cellphone.


It’s a food extravaganza! Owners of Life of Pie bakeshop, Roman and Kerry Duffy, show off delicious vanilla bean custard and passion fruit-glazed tarts at the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce’s annual Food & Wine Extravaganza on Nov. 21. The event, held at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club, raises funds for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. For more photos, see page 17.


The victim was assaulted and was treated at CHEO for minor injuries. Police said they located the suspect in the vicinity of the park shortly after the incident. He resisted arrested and assaulted the officer before being taken into custody, after which he damaged the police vehicle and threatened the officer. The suspect is being charged with • Two counts of robbery. • Possession of a dangerous weapon. • Two counts of uttering threats. • Assault with intent to resists arrest. • Assault police. • Causing a disturbance. • Mischief under $5,000. The suspect was to appear in court on Nov. 22.

Transitway vision on track Chapman Mills Drive transit options to grow Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city plans to spend $225 million to extend rapid transit between Barrhaven and Riverside South, but only after light rail extends south of the airport, possibly in 2031. A new study looks at the details of putting a Transitway extension in the city’s south end to connect Barrhaven Town Centre and the Riverside South Town Centre via the future Strandherd-Arm-

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strong bridge, which is expected to be completed in 2013. A year ago, Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches said he was happy to see the study would be getting underway because the area was hardest hit by city council’s 2008 decision to scrap the north-south rail project in favour of an east-west line. “This is the epicenter of the impact of that decision,” Desroches said in December 2011, when the impending study was announced. “I don’t think we have the luxury to hit the reset button again on this area.” LONG-TERM PLAN

wouldn’t actually be constructed until much later in the city’s transit plan. The $225-million cost would include: • A light rail-to-bus transfer station at Riverside South Town Centre for $85 million. • An interim Transitway extension from the town centre to the Bowesville parkand-ride at a cost of $95 million. • An interim extension from the Bowesville lot to the Leitrim park-and-ride for $45 million. The study likely won’t take too long, because much of the environmental assessment work that was done to support the 2003 light-rail plan still applies, but there will need to be some adjustments.

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This map shows the route of a proposed $225-million Transitway extension for Barrhaven and Riverside South. Completion is decades away and would see a looping connection between Barrhaven’s bus Transitway and future light rail in Riverside South.

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The study will also look at the two possible transfer points that were identified in the city’s 2008 transportation master plan: Riverside South Town Centre, approximately 200 metres west of Limebank Road, and a possible second transfer point at the Leitrim park-

and-ride. An additional $12 million is slated for an interim transit priority plan for Chapman Mills Drive from Greenbank Road to Woodroffe Avenue. The plan is aimed at boosting transit reliability and addressing problems in the area. The plan would add a two-lane bus

EMC news - The 2012 International White Ribbon campaign to end violence against women runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6. Ottawa police are a proud supporter of the initative. The White Ribbon campaign is a worldwide effort to eliminate men’s violence against women. Everyone, men in particular, are urged to wear a white ribbon starting on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, until Dec. 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. “As chief of Ottawa police, I have made the issue of violence against women a priority,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau. “Not only does this campaign raise awareness about violence against women, it also sends an important message to society that it is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.” The goal of the White Ribbon campaign is to end violence against women by:

• Challenging everyone to speak out. • Educating young people, especially young men and boys, on the issue. • Getting people to think about their own beliefs, language and actions on this issue. “Domestic violence affects all social classes and age groups,” said John Maxwell, inspector in charge of major case investigations. “Everyone can play a role in ending violence against women. If you see it, report it.” In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated Nov. 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This date was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters who were murdered on Nov. 25, 1960. The three women were political activists and were visible symbols of resistance to the Trujillo’s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. For more information or to get involved, visit www.white

Transitway in the median of Chapman Mills Drive between Greenbank and the Chapman Mills park-and-ride, as well as one traffic lane, one parking lane and a segregated bicycle lane in each direction, with sidewalks. According to the report, Desroches would like to see those interim solutions put into place as soon as possible.


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Bursaries put to good use at two schools Jennifer McIntosh

Two Barrhaven schools are crossing some things off their Christmas wish lists. Jockvale Public School and Jean Robert Gauthier French Catholic elementary school were this year’s winners of the Christmas bursary courtesy of Ross’ Your Independent Grocer. Kelly Ross presented each of the two schools with a $1,000 cheque and a trophy they will be able to keep until it gets handed off to next year’s winners. Angie Hollis, a member of Jockvale’s parent council, said they will use the money to help them replace the school’s play structures. The structure for the kids in the primary grades was deemed unsafe by the board and removed before the school year began and parents are worried the kindergarten structure will meet the same fate. Through donations from the community and a Halloween fundraising party, the fund has reached nearly $20,000 – about half of the money needed to fund a new structure. Hollis said the $1,000 will be a much-needed boost. “We were thrilled when we found out,â€? she said. Ross said Jean Robert Gauthier will use the money to buy reading materials for the library. The bursary has been available since 2009 for the two schools with the best oat in the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. Hollis said dozens of kids helped set up the oat and the entire student body, comprising 483 kids, signed a letter to Santa asking for a new playstructure. The letter was featured on the school’s oat.


The kids who helped out with the Jockvale Public School float in the Barrhaven Santa Claus parade with a cheque and trophy courtesy of Ross’ Your Independent Grocer. Kelly Ross presented the kids and their vice-principal Marilyn Burans with the cheque on Nov. 22. Left, Jean Robert Gauthier French Catholic elementary school also recieved a bursary. The money will be used to buy more books for the school’s library.




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Steve Desroches Deputy Mayor Councillor, Gloucester-South Nepean TWO WARD 22 RESIDENTS RECEIVE THE ORDER OF OTTAWA I would like to congratulate each of the 15 recipients who were inducted to the Order of Ottawa at an awards ceremony on November 22nd, including our very own Ward 22 residents Mr. Jim Durrell and Mr. Robert Gillett. The Order of Ottawa is a prestigious civic award that honours residents who have excelled in their field and who have made outstanding contributions to life in our communities. The recipients of the Order of Ottawa, nominated by members of the public, have contributed to many areas of city life all to the benefit of the residents of our City. It was a pleasure to honour the City’s first Order of Ottawa recipients and hope you will all join me in celebrating these most deserving residents. CHAPMAN MILLS COMMUNITY BUILDING SOD TURNING It was my pleasure to join Mayor Jim Watson, President of the Chinese Community Association of Ottawa, Jin Xue, and Thomas and Camilla, two grade 6 students from nearby St. Emily’s Catholic School at the sod turning event for the new Chapman Mills Community Building on November 22, 2012. This building will serve many functions in our community and will be a valuable resource for community events and programming. I look forward to seeing it open for use by our residents in 2013. STRANDHERD-ARMSTRONG BRIDGE UPDATE I am pleased to report that work continues to progress on the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge site. All of the arch segments required for launching have been delivered to the construction site. Work on the erection and welding of the bridge arches continues. The north-arch has been erected, including welding, in its entirety on the temporary tower. The north deck (bridge floor) has also been erected in its entirety on the temporary launching system. Work that residents can expect to see over the coming weeks includes the continued erection and welding of the centre-arch segment, welding of the south arch, and deck and arch painting. The installation of the stay-cables, which connect the bridge floor to the arches, is expected to commence in early winter. As you know, this project is a priority for me and I am working closely with city officials to ensure the project continues to move forward and is completed as quickly as possible and to the highest quality and safety standards. If you are interested in the construction of the new bridge, you can see live pictures of the bridge construction through a link on my website at ROAD MODIFICATIONS TO JOCKVALE ROAD Please be advised that modifications to help accommodate vehicular traffic generated by a new residential development located on Jockvale Road, 550 metres northwest of Prince of Wales Drive, have been approved and can now proceed to detailed design and construction.


Three pedestrians were sent to hospital after being struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of Centrepointe and Tallwood drives on Nov. 22.

Three pedestrians struck by pickup EMC news - A 69-year-old woman is in critical condition at an Ottawa hospital after being struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of Centrepointe and Tallwood drives. The woman and a 68-year-old man were walking with a 16-month-ol girl when they were struck by the truck on

Nov. 22. Paramedics said the woman suffered life-threatening head injuries and may have also suffered spinal and internal injuries. She is in critical condition at the hospital. Her male companion suffered injuries to his arm and abdomen. He is stable con-

dition at the hospital. At the time of the accident, the toddler was in the stroller and was being cared for by witnesses when paramedics arrived. She had some minor scrapes and bruises. The police continue to investigate the collision.

Rainbow Foods supports The Snowsuit Fund

To celebrate Natural Health Products week, Rainbow Foods held a fundraising campaign in support of The Snowsuit Fund. People could donate by purchasing a paper hat or mitten, or by bringing in gently used snowsuits, hats and mittens. $663.66 were donated by our generous customers and Rainbow Foods topped up the donation to $1000. Rainbow Foods also donated the snowsuits, hats and mitts that made up their display.

The new modifications will provide sidewalks which will allow pedestrians access to the subdivision and paved shoulders and bicycle pocket on Jockvale Road as a dedicated area for cyclists, away from the vehicle travel way. This is a privately funded project in which the property owner will establish the construction schedule. It is understood that the developer hopes to start work in 2013 and complete the project by the end of that year. PRELIMINARY DESIGN BEGINS FOR GREENBANK ROAD WIDENING Designs have begun for work involving the widening of Greenbank Road, from Malvern Drive to just south of Marketplace Avenue. This widening will accommodate 5 intersection improvements and will introduce a new intersection for the Highbury Park Drive Extension. Curbside cycling lanes are being introduced from Malvern Drive to Marketplace Avenue and pedestrian access will be accommodated by concrete sidewalks and a multi-use pathway to just north of Strandherd Drive. I am pleased to see the design plans start for this important project and look forward to the benefits this will provide Barrhaven residents.

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Library foundation to dissolve Emma Jackson


The main branch of the Ottawa Public Library – along with the rest of the city’s public libraries – will no longer be supported by the Ottawa Public Library Foundation, The staffer said it is still unclear what the library might do to make up the funding shortfall, as those decisions have not yet been made. Foundation chairman Hunter McGill could not be reached for comment, but a statement on the foundation’s website called for continued support. “The foundation board of directors will meet shortly to decide on the organization’s future, and how to preserve the funds entrusted to us for

the Ottawa Public Library’s resources, programs and services,” McGill wrote. “In the meantime, any donations to the foundation will be gratefully accepted, acknowledged and receipted. They will be used to support the priorities already identified jointly by the library and the foundation.” Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, chairwoman of the library board, could not be reached for comment by this paper’s deadline. R0011769119

EMC news – The Ottawa Public Library’s main fundraiser has announced its intention to dissolve. The Ottawa Public Library Foundation was incorporated as a charitable institution in 2002 to enhance programming and services at the city’s library branches. It gave the library board notice on Monday, Nov. 19 that it will dissolve, although it did not say when or why. Since 2005, the foundation has raised about $500,000 for the library. The money has been used to improve or enhance programs like the library’s early literacy centres and the annual Small Business Week program that offers resources for entrepreneurs in the city. A library staffer, who declined to be named, said the funding enhances programs “from B-level service to Alevel service.” She said the foundation’s closure would have no impact on programming, because the library board would “find ways to continue to provide the services customers are accustomed to.” At the library board meeting on Nov. 19, the library’s chief executive Danielle McDonald was directed to work with the foundation to ensure a “seamless transition process.”

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Jeremy Bertrand from the Ministry of Finance speaks to a small audience of about a dozen people at the Jewish Family Services office on Nov. 20.

Tax credit news comes with warning to seniors Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - News of a provincial tax credit that will help seniors stay in their homes came with a warning from Ministry of Consumer Services. Michael Smith works in the ministry’s investigation unit and said complaints related to home renovations rank second in the province. “Before you let anyone in your home to do work make sure you know what you want to have done and you’re dealing with a reputable firm,” he told an audience of seniors at the Jewish Family Services office on Nov. 20. Smith walked the audience through some basic contract law, advising them to sign a contract in their home, which allows for a 10-day cooling off period if the homeowner changes their mind. He also advised against using contractors who appear at the doorstep promising a discount because they are in the

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area doing similar jobs. “Its best not to go with unsolicited contractors,” he said. “And it’s best to check their identification and credentials. I know I wouldn’t let anyone in my home that wasn’t prepared to show me ID.” Smith joined Linda Jeffrey, the Minister for Seniors, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli and Jeremy Bertrand of the Ministry of Finance to inform seniors about the tax credit and how it’s applied. The credit – which is valid for any work done to improve access and mobility in the home – can be applied to anything done from October 2011 to the end of 2012. The credit is 15 per cent of the cost of the renovations. Home improvements such as insulation or roof repairs, or upgrades to increase a home’s value such as a new garage door, aren’t eligible under the program. “But devices like garage door openers are,” Bertrand

said. Stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, handrails, adjustable counters, non-slip flooring and wider doors would all be eligible for a tax credit. The maximum amount a resident can claim in any given year is $10,000 in renovations, which would entitle them to a $1,500 refund. “The best part is the refund is not income tested,” Bertrand said, adding that anyone can include the expenses on this year’s tax form. Jeffrey said she is touring the province to make seniors are aware of the credit. “Not a lot of people realize it can apply to work already done,” she said. “Our government thinks it’s important for seniors to stay in their homes and we worked hard to get the credit pushed through the legislature.” Chiarelli said his riding has an aging population and the tax credit will stimulate small business and help reduce burdens on the health care system.


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Vigil to remember victims of violence â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Issueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; affects everyone: executive director EMC news - The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will be marked with a vigil at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre on Dec. 6. The event is an annual reminder of the Ă&#x2030;cole Polytechnique Massacre, which saw 14 women killed by a psychologically disturbed gunman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It remembers the 14 engineering students who were murdered,â&#x20AC;? said Cathy Jordan, executive director of the centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important part of it but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s symbolic. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to remember all the women and children who are impacted by domestic violence.â&#x20AC;? The centre always lights 15 candles during the ceremony; 14 for those gunned down and the last ďŹ&#x201A;ame to represent all the nameless victims of violence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important reminder that we need to take action against violence against women and children,â&#x20AC;? said Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that we pause and reďŹ&#x201A;ect on this

Left, Minoo, who works at the resource centre, lights the 15 candles at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vigil hosted by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, as attendees look on. FILE

issue. This is our opportunity to bring the community together to do that.â&#x20AC;? Last year, the resource centre helped 160 women and children at Chrysalis House, a shelter for those ďŹ&#x201A;eeing abusive situations. However, 817 were turned away due to a lack of space, said Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deďŹ nitely an issue in our community,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It speaks to the importance of the vigil in creating awareness and reminding everyone that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a community issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a whole community issue; men and women, rich and poor. We need to work together to end violence against women.â&#x20AC;? The vigil, an outdoor candlelight ceremony followed by an indoor reception, will be held at the resource centre, located at 2 MacNeil Crt., from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

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How Ottawa got its game back


hoever says Ottawa is a town that fun forgot had better take a second look Following an announcement last week that a professional menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball club is set to take up residence in the city later next year, the capital is starting to look like Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting hotbed. Once the National Basketball League of Canada franchise starts up, it will add to the expanding roster

of athletic attractions in this city, potentially placing it second only to Toronto when it comes to professional sporting clubs. By the summer of 2015, we could boast National Hockey League, Canadian Football League, North American Soccer League and major league-affiliated baseball clubs. Also playing in the city are the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and varsity teams from two universities. Ottawa would be one of

the few NHL cities to also host a Canadian Hockey League franchise, and would be home to the only the third MLB-affiliate baseball club outside of the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there either. Ottawa will play host to a pair of high-profile international womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting events over the next few years in the form of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Ice Hockey Championship and

the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup, the top soccer tournament for female competitors. What does this say about the fortunes of a town that has in the recent past been considered a sporting basket case, one that lost its CFL club twice, its former TripleA ball team in 2006 and nearly lost the Senators 10 years ago? Clearly Ottawa has its game back. That shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too surprising though. Ottawans love being active. We love to

cycle, we love to canoe, we love to ski, we love to run. The Ottawa Race Weekend, for example, routinely draws tens of thousands of runners. The roads in the city are sprinkled with cars sporting racks to carry either boats or bikes. This passion for activity makes it rather natural for us to appreciate other athletic endeavours. The Senators regularly fill the 18,000plus seat Scotiabank Place. Despite the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for

the NHL, the 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are among the CHL attendance leaders. Interest in the Ottawa Fat Cats Intercounty Baseball League franchise helped prove Ottawa was still a viable market for a minor league baseball affiliate. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action on the field, ice or court, Ottawans will be there. The city should be taking every opportunity to show the rest of the country, and the rest of the world for that matter, how passionate Ottawa is about sports and how it plays a significant role in making the capital an exciting, diverse place to live.


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eeth have been publicly gnashed for several weeks over possible changes at the Elmdale Tavern in Hintonburgh. There is new ownership and Elmdale devotees, not all of whom have ever been there, fear the worst. The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dale will become a fern bar, or the modern equivalent thereof. Arugula salads will be served and Michael BublĂŠ will be heard over the sound system. Never mind that no one has actually made any announcement to that effect, the concerns are understandable in a way because what they are really about it is a changing neighbourhood. People have watched this happen elsewhere and what they fear is a kind of homogeneity: the street fills with moderately upscale eateries and stores, patronized by moderately upscale people wearing moderately upscale casual clothes and driving moderately upscale cars. While nicer, it becomes indistinguishable from other moderately upscale neighbourhoods. In a larger sense, the Elmdale has come to stand in for a generalized lamenting of progress. Things change and we like them to stay the way they were, although we do like colour TV, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we, and email, the odd cappuccino and maybe even back-up cameras in new cars. Not that we wish the Elmdale any harm, having been there, but it is worth remembering that not all change is bad. In the heyday of the Ontario tavern, say 50 years ago, taverns were very different and not always in a good way. There were no windows onto the street. Women were not allowed or were segregated into one section of the place. You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick up your beer and walk to another table.

You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even stand up with a beer in your hand. There were no games to play, no decent food, no live music. These were the rules, imposed by the province. The result of those rules was the only thing you could do in a tavern was drink. Which is what people did, with considerable enthusiasm, and then they went outside, got into their cars and drove home, not always without incident. Those who lament changing times sometimes forget that times can also change for the better. Most pubs today are brighter and cheerier. There is good food. There are as many women as men. There is live music or, failing that, screens to watch sports on. There is less emphasis on drinking, per se. The pub has become a place you can hang out without drinking a lot, or even anything, and you can probably get a ride home with someone who is sober. The Elmdale and other local institutions have moved a long way in this direction and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a bad thing. The drinking culture has changed and, unlike some other cultural changes, this one is welcome. This is not to say that we should welcome a trend where every pub becomes like every other pub, every neighbourhood becomes like every other neighbourhood and every family looks like every other family. But we, owners and customers, hold the key to avoiding that. The owner is tempted to follow the safe route of imitating other successful businesses. But the enlightened owner knows the key to success lies in creating something original. Then we, the customers can go to this different business and feel original ourselves, until eventually there are too many of us being original in the same way and we have to move on to something different. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy, this stuff. As customers we probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t insist often enough on originality. We go where other people go, which is one of the reasons that chains thrive and threaten the uniqueness of old neighbourhoods. We could block that by supporting originals and helping them survive.

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he other day, my six-year-old got caught up in a whirlwind of whining – blaming, complaining and name-calling. It was Saturday. He’d had an unusually late night. We were at our wits end. “You need to stop and apologize for the way you’re speaking to everyone,” I said, as we were trying to get out the door. “You need to say sorry to your brother for calling him a name and ask how you can make it right.” “It’s not my fault I said that,” he said. I felt a tingle of rage go up my back. “It’s not my fault.” We’re trying to teach our kids to take responsibility for things. We’re trying to teach them respect for others. We’re trying to teach them that if you don’t like something, you have the power to change it. But sometimes, as parents, we fail. Perhaps a more realistic way of explaining it – these things take time. I have a sense, however, that an entire generation of parents failed on a larger scale than we did last Saturday morning. Their inability to impart responsibility to their children has culminated in a movement called the Occupy Movement. Although it’s largely believed to have started in Madrid, the Occupy Movement first garnered mainstream attention when it held a protest on Wall Street for months starting in September 2011. From there, the movement garnered momentum, as like groups organized simultaneous protests in major cities across the Western world.

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse The movement’s focus – if you want to call it that – is to protest against social and economic inequality. Their mantra is “we are the 99 per cent,” stemming from the idea that one per cent of the world’s population controls 99 per cent of the wealth. They advocate things like tax evasion and simultaneously argue for the government to pay for social programs. They use their iPads,

This group claims to represent the other 99 per cent. So they’re supposed to represent me, right?

smartphones, and wireless infrastructure daily to blame big business and banks and politicians for the state of the world. They get on gasfuelled buses and protest outside oil companies; they takeover the streets of Montreal in their Nike shoes and burn the place up because they’ve been asked to start contributing an increased percentage of their tuition

fees. (Of course, unless they succeed in their goal of tax evasion, they’ll pay for those tuition fees eventually). Occupy Canada and its sibling organizations have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts and all the things needed to take the momentum of the first four months of active protests and keep it going in the virtual world. I like a dissenting voice as much as the next gal, so I signed up, and started to read what was being posted a gazillion times each day. Every article posted by the administrators on Facebook, every subsequent comment posted by the 54,000-or-so members of the Occupy Canada group represents a big whine-fest. They don’t like the government’s policy on Israel. They don’t like oil. They don’t like meat-eaters, but they don’t like people that eat imported food either. Whatever the subject of the day, the message is, “I don’t like the world, but it’s not my fault the world is like this.” To get this message across, the group uses a lot of hyperbole – including name-calling – comparing Stephen Harper to Hitler and other such ridiculous things. Finally, one day, I got fed up. This group claims to represent the other 99 per cent. So they’re supposed to represent me, right? I’m not

a bank, nor an oil company. The last time I checked, as a freelancer, I don’t work for the establishment either. In a way, I wanted to help the movement, so I posted on its wall. “Hey, you have a lot of complaints about the establishment,” I wrote – or something to that effect. “But you haven’t presented any alternatives.” REPLIES

As I expected, a few of the loyal members wrote back to call me names. “I’m just saying, if you want to grow your movement, you’ve got to stop preaching to the choir,” I wrote. “What are the alternatives to big oil and banks? People inevitably turn away from ideas and ideologies that don’t match their own. If you want to change people’s minds, you need to give them something more positive, some action steps.” Occupy Canada blocked me from writing on its wall. It criticizes but can’t handle constructive criticism that incites its members to action. As a result, I predict it’s maxed out its membership at 54,000, (which is hardly 99 per cent of Canada’s population). In short, the Occupy Movement is destined to remain on the fringes – because, frankly, it can’t win “the argument.” Name-calling, complaining and blaming are ineffective means of forcing change to the establishment at my house. Imagine what little effect they have in the big, bad world.

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Police kickoff Festive RIDE season â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;People still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be getting it,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; police say about drunk driving

EMC news - It might be known as the Festive RIDE campaign but sometimes it can be anything but cheery. Ontario Provincial Police Insp. Dave Springer said police still see hundreds of impaired drivers over the holidays every year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It still fascinates police officers,â&#x20AC;? he said about how people continue to drink and drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preventable, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be getting it.â&#x20AC;? The OPP, along with the Ottawa police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, military police and Mothers Against Drunk Driving launched the annual Festive RIDE campaign at midnight on Nov. 24. The operation runs until Jan. 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want everyone to get home safelyâ&#x20AC;? this holiday season, said Springer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One death is one death too many.â&#x20AC;? According to MADD Ottawa, four Canadians are killed everyday while another 174 are injured in impairment-related crashes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tragedy,â&#x20AC;? said Springer, adding if someone

suspects a driver of being impaired theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re directed to call 911. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want the public to reach outâ&#x20AC;Ścall it in.â&#x20AC;? Gregg Thomson, who works with MADD Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victims services and is vice-chair of the national organization, lost his son Stanley in 1999 due to a drunk driver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lots of folks donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get caught,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zero (blood alcohol content) is the only way to drive.â&#x20AC;? People who are planning to host a party or attend one, and have a few drinks, should think ahead about how they or their guests will get home, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can still enjoy yourself,â&#x20AC;? said Thomson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just find another way home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do it safely.â&#x20AC;? Police set up a RIDE check point on the eastbound onramp for Highway 417 on Nov. 23, stopping vehicles, asking drivers if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been drinking and letting them know about the campaign. MADD volunteers handed out red ribbons to drivers to thank them for not drinking and driving. Although drivers are more conscious of the risks related


Gregg Thomson, who works with MADD Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victims services and is vice-chair of the national organization, hands a red ribbon to a driver during the launch of the Festive RIDE campaign on Nov. 23. The program is a joint project of various police forces. to impaired driving, police still see â&#x20AC;&#x153;thousands every year,â&#x20AC;? said Springer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there 365 days a year because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there 365 days a year.â&#x20AC;? Last year during the Festive RIDE campaign, OPP officers charged 682 motorists with impaired driving and issued warnings to 583 drivers who registered between .05 and

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Inaugural Order of Ottawa honours cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community leaders EMC news - The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best and brightest were the focus of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly created Order of Ottawa, a civic award recognizing dedication to

community-building amongst Ottawa residents. Held on the evening of Nov. 22, the ceremony saw 15 Ottawa residents honoured for a

diverse range of accomplishments. Also presented was the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. City council members vot-

ed unanimously to create the Order of Ottawa earlier this year, following Mayor Jim Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State of the City address.

Don Campbell, left, was honoured with the Brian Kilrea Award for excellence in amateur coaching. Campbell, pictured above with College Coun. Rick Chiarelli, has volunteered for 37 years and has assisted countless players in securing athletic scholarships. He is currently a sports reporter for the Ottawa Citizen.

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The Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge is hoping to spread a little holiday cheer and raise some much-needed funds to buy hay for its rescue animals, such as Rico the alpaca. The sanctuary will host an arts and crafts fair at the Dunrobin Community Centre on Dec. 8. “The whole group is planning to have a day where they’re going to make crafts that we can sell. So it’s great to have them pitch in and help us out,” said Rowe. A number of local vendors and artists will be in attendance, selling such items as handmade soaps, toys and jewelry, artwork, items for the furry friends and preserves and baked goods. “I love arts and crafts fairs at Christmas,” said Rowe, adding a few of the animals will be in attendance. “You can get something really unique and special for the people in your life.” There are still a few tables left for interested vendors. For information, email or call 613-222-4719. The craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The community centre is located at 1151 Thomas Dolan Pky. For details, visit

As City Councillor for Ward 22, Gloucester-South Nepean, it was my honour to help present these two ward residents with the prestigious Order of Ottawa Award at the first annual event held on Thursday, November 22, 2012. On behalf of all the residents of Ward 22, I would like to offer my congratulations to these gentlemen on this honourable distinction. Jim Durrell has served his community with distinction in many unique roles including public office, private business, community builder, volunteer, visionary and fundraiser. He served as Mayor of the City of Ottawa from 1985 – 1991 and was very involved in the promotion of professional sports in Ottawa, securing an NHL franchise, a triple-A baseball team and the 1988 Grey Cup.

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EMC news - The Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge is hoping to spread a little holiday cheer and raise some much-needed funds to buy hay for its rescue animals. The Dunrobin sanctuary, which is home to a number of goats, ponies, alpacas, pigs and other animals, will host an arts and crafts fair at the Dunrobin Community Centre on Dec. 8. “I just really want to be able to provide for all the animals,” said Lynne Rowe, who runs the refuge. “They give so much joy to the people who visit.” Rowe said she’s hoping to raise enough money to allow for a bulk hay purchase, which will cut down on driving costs to pick up small bales. Because of the summer drought, there is no hay available within the area. “This last week I spent literally about six hours doing two trips to go an hour away (to) load up the pickup truck – which is 20 years old – with hay and come home,” she said, adding if the sanctuary can raise a couple thousand dollars she can purchase a larger quantity and have the bales delivered. Hay is the refuge’s biggest expense, with the farm animals going through about 50 bales a week. The refuge will be working with the Charity Group, which is made up of local children from the Kanata area. Jasmine Quirk, the founder of the group, will be on hand as “The Great Jasmini” to read the fortunes of attendees. The group’s co-founder, Grace Dixon, will also be on hand at the fundraiser, said Rowe.


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Santa Claus greets attendees at the Food & Wine Extravaganza at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club.

Good cause, good taste The Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce’s annual Food & Wine Extravaganza was held on Nov. 21 at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. The annual event brings out the best food and drink in Nepean and raises funds for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.

At left, Cedarhill Golf and Country Club sous-chef Carl Bayley prepares a beef au jus treat

Right, Joanna Zappia, owner of Dolci, which offers gluten free treats through Rainbow Foods, shows off her amaretti cookies

Christmas Cheer at Ross YIG in Barrhaven Ross Your Independent Grocer in Barrhaven can make your holiday rush a little easier, not only with all the Christmas entertaining necessities and suggestions from the Holiday Insider’s Report, but with Ross’ unique culinary contributions. “Our in-store chef is really Santa’s Little Helper if you’re entertaining for family and friends,” said Ken Ross, owner of Ross’ YIG in Barrhaven. “Maybe you have Aunt Bessie’s favorite plum pudding recipe and that’s what’s engaging you, but you might need a little help with some sides or some entrees. He does anything you want: chicken marsala, his ribs are an outstanding favorite, chicken parm, peppercorn steaks, fantastic pork, poultry or seafood items. He can do full hotel pans, basically full catering, purchased from us hot or cold, the product is never frozen so it’s always fresh. You can bring it out of here cold to be reheated or you can pick it up hot.” In addition to Chef Neil Hannah’s custom creations, Ross YIG has become famous with family foodies for the Grandma Ross line of comfort foods. “The Grandma Ross line is fantastic if you want to serve your family a nice, hot meal that is quick and easy when you’re racing around between hockey practices and ringette. We make lasagne the same way you do, for instance. It’s fresh ground beef. The chef comes in and orders 60 pounds of ground beef to make the lasagnes, we grind it up for him and he gets the fresh ingredients right from our store. It’s unique, absolutely unique. There is no conventional supermarket in the city that is doing this and it’s right here in Barrhaven. We’ve actually become a shopping destination because of it.” The Rosses themselves have used Santa’s Little Helper for entertaining to rave re-

views, although, said Ken, his wife Kelly is a great cook. “It’s great, the value’s there, never mind the time savings, the fact is that this guy is an amazing chef,” said Ross. Soon the Grandma Ross line will be featured on a brand new website starring lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie and other family favorites. Freshness and fast, friendly service have been hallmarks of Ross YIG since Ken and Kelly Ross took over in 2002. That means a lot of smiles are happening in the store, lineups are short and that the morning you shop is the morning the produce was delivered. “We’re extremely proud of our fresh departments,” said Ross. “We buy local as much as we can. Once the harvest starts to come, as we get into mid-July, August and September, our produce department grows outside of our store and onto the sidewalk in bins fresh from the fields. There’s no one else doing that.” Wherever produce is from – local greenhouses or faraway fields – it doesn’t linger long at the store. “We’re very, very tight on our supply chain,” said Ross. “We’re not a warehouse, we’re a retail store. We bring in deliveries to sell fresh. The produce we have is for sale today and there will be more coming in fresh again tomorrow.” Ross is proud to say that YIG’s produce manager Gilles Laporte is himself a third generation grower. “He’s golden that guy,” said Ross. “We build relationships not only with our customers, but with our growers and our suppliers. Those are really important to us. We want relationships not just for today but for the long term.”

The Ross’ relationship with their Barrhaven community has been celebrated with many honours and awards, none higher than being inducted into the 700-year-old philanthropic Order of St. George as Chevalier Kenneth Ross and Dame Kelly Ross in October 2011. With Kelly Ross in charge of charitable events, Ross YIG has raised at least $500,000 over the years and sponsors community projects like the Barrhaven Santa Parade of Lights. The store also donates two $1,000 bursaries each year to the best school floats. Both the Rosses are also active volunteers outside the store. Ken is current chair of the Barrhaven BIA (Business Improvement Area) and also gives time to the South Nepean Autism Centre, the board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lions Club and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Kelly, with six other Barrhaven women, founded “The Group of SEVin,” to raise money for equipment at QueenswayCarleton Hospital. Both are happily active with the Barrhaven Legion as well. “We are busy people,” said Ken Ross. I have been at events for 26 days in a row but I’m not complaining.” Ross was also named the chair of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard’s newly organized board of trustees in May. His first project is to move the local food bank out of its cramped quarters in the basement of the Barrhaven United Church. “We’re in the process of looking at building a 1,500-2,000 square foot storefront type of building on church property that will allow people to have their dietary needs met,” said Ross. Meanwhile, Ross YIG customers can contribute non-perishable food items to the store’s Food Cupboard’s bins or make

a cash donation at Breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 8 from 9 – 11 a.m. “We’re working with the West Barrhaven Community Association,” said Ross. “They’re serving a full breakfast of pancakes, eggs, hash browns and sausages. The breakfast is free, but any donations will be used to support the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.” Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, November 29, 2012


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Local group expresses solidarity Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The Jewish Federation of Ottawa will be joining groups across the country to raise money for Israel’s recovery from recent rocket strikes. Mitchell Bellman, longtime CEO of the federation, said the group hosted a solidarity gathering to show support for Israel on Nov. 21. During the solidarity gathering people got to hear from someone serving on the on the front line. “We had a family in attendance whose son is serving with the Israeli defence forces,” Bellman said. “He was on the phone and wanted the people in his unit to know that Jews in Canada stand by them.” There is currently a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel, halting eight days of air strikes targeting militant groups in the Palestinian territory and rocket attacks that reached deep into Israel. Bellman said he received the news with cautious optimism. “We hope that it’s on the path toward peace, but there’s a likelihood things could start up again,” Bellman said. And there is work to be done. Bellman said the federation is concentrating its efforts on helping children deal with post traumatic stress. While the air strikes were happening, school was cancelled and families were moved into bomb shelters. There are 10 federations across Canada pitching in to help Israelis rebuild. “We are hoping to give them (families) a chance to get some respite and move away from the region that is in ruins,” Bellman said, adding he hopes to see Israel recover quickly. Bellman said the solidarity event was a success and was packed with people coming out to express their support. “It was incredible for being planned in such a short time,” he said.

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Power Wheelchair Hockey League expands Eddie Rwema

EMC sports - While the National Hockey League lockout continues, hockey fans can now look forward to Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League games. Established by Carleton University students in 2009, the league celebrated an expansion of two teams on Nov. 25 at a game inside Carleton University’s Norm Fenn Gymnasium. All players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper-body strength or mobility. Sunday’s game between the two teams – the Sharks and the Gators ended with Sharks winning 4-2. “This event showcases the fact that people with disabilities can get out and join a team and become a part of a team and play the sport that they love,” said Donna Haycock, chairwoman of the hockey league board. “It doesn’t matter the severity of your illness or disability you can still play hockey.” The league consists of two teams, the Gators and the Sharks. No matter your age, gender, physical limitations, or skill level, any person who uses a power wheelchair can play in the league. “It is very inspirational and amazing to work with this group of individuals,” said Haycock. “A lot of them would never have thought of ever playing hockey and they are playing hockey now.” A graduate from Carleton with a bachelors degree in commerce, Dino Giannetti, said joining the league gave him the opportunity to play a sport with a disability and, to learn the dy-

namics of being part of a sports team. “We try to make it accommodating to everyone. For myself I can’t use my hands, I attach the stick to my chair and that makes it possible for me to play,” said Giannetti. He said playing once a week is one of the main ingredients that allows him

“It doesn’t matter the severity of your illness or disability you can still play hockey.” DONNA HAYCOCK CHAIRWOMAN OF OTTAWA POWER WHEELCHAIR HOCKEY LEAGUE BOARD.

to maintain a positive attitude. “We are enjoying it. You can’t be successful if nobody is having fun,” he said. The league provides those who require an electric wheelchair for mobility an opportunity to participate in a recreational environment that exemplifies the value of working together towards a common goal, and aims to boost its players’ self-esteem and desire for competition. The league has already had competitive success. In 2010, it competed in its first tournament — the North American Power Hockey Championship in Toronto — and in 2011, the Ottawa Capitals won a bronze medal at the Canadian Power Hockey Championships in London Ont.



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Meeting the Challenge Together Great News - Secondary Teachers end Strike On November 22 at 3:00 am the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) reached an agreement with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the strike ended amongst secondary teachers in our high schools. I had the privilege of being the Trustee observer during these negotiations, and I was impressed with the commitment of both sides to meet the challenge together and come to an agreement that respected the needs of students, teachers, the union and the Board. This agreement was sent to the Ontario Minister of Education for approval, and must be ratified by OSSTF members and the Board of Trustees. I believe this is an important first step in getting back to normal in our schools. After a few hours of sleep, our Board and OSSTF began negotiations for support groups including education assistants, custodians, office administrators and professional support. Talks are also scheduled with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and our local elementary bargaining units. We remain committed to negotiating local agreements with all our bargaining units by the legislated deadline of 31 December 2012. Please see regular updates on labour relations by our Director of Education Jennifer Adams at By the time this article is published, there may be other developments on the labour relations front. Parents across the District have made, and continue to make, extraordinary contributions during this period of labour disruption. Parents have helped by coaching extra-curricular sports, monitoring students during lunch hour, keeping libraries open and a whole range of other critical activities. I am proud to be the Trustee for River zone where parents volunteered their time in such large numbers. The spirit of collaboration for our students has been remarkable.

At your Service at the Board and in the Community Meanwhile, I have been very busy as your Trustee in our community and at the Board. Here are some examples:


Bowl for a cause Theo Ebbers knocks down pins for a cause during a fundraiser event sponsored by the Barrhaven Lions Club on Nov. 25 at the Merivale Bowling Centre. The family bowling fun day raised money to support grieving families with memory boxes. All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.


* On October 24, I had the pleasure of participating in the Brookfield Awards Ceremony for last year’s graduates. Almost 40% of the graduates received recognition as Ontario Scholars (who achieved 80% and over) and 11 per cent were Silver Medalists (who achieved 90% and over). Bravo Brookfield! * Over the Fall, I attended School Council meetings at General Vanier, Carleton Heights and W.E. Gowling. It was exciting to meet the vibrant new Council executives and expanded memberships. Each school enjoys the contribution of seasoned, experienced members and new parents who bring new perspectives. School Councils play a very important role in strengthening parental engagement, which is so critical for student achievement and well being.


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* This year, I am the Trustee member on the Board’s Secondary Review, a multi-year project that examines many aspects of learning at the high school level. This Review has produced a fascinating report called “OCDSB Exit Outcomes”, that talks about the different pathways students can take during the high school years. These can lead to university, college, apprenticeship, work and community life. * As an elected Board member on the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), I regularly meet with Trustees of other school Boards across the province. We are able to share ideas and innovative practices, and I bring this back to our Board discussions. It is helpful to learn how others are dealing with some of the same challenges we face, and to share our own experience as well. This exchange results in better education for our own students, as well as others across Ontario. * Most important, I am at your service. If you have concerns or ideas to share, please contact me at shirley., or call me at 613-851-4716. I look forward to hearing from you, and continuing to work with you. Together we will strive for excellence. G%%&&,*(+',

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Almost $250,000 missing from Salvation Army coffers Michelle Nash

Councillor Keith Egli invites residents of Knoxdale-Merivale to attend the upcoming Ward 9 Holiday Drop-In When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Margaret Rywak Community Centre 68 Knoxdale Road Residents are encouraged to come out to the event for an afternoon of fun. There will be treats, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa. Entertainment provided by Juggling Joe and a Tunis Shiners Clown. Children will also be able to decorate an ornament to take home.


The Salvation Army’s annual kettle campaign kicked off Nov. 16 and runs until Dec. 24. Following the announcment that $240,000 had gone missing from the Booth Centre, the Salvation Army said the money taken was not from the campaign. missing money will not affect any operating programs or the start of the holiday season’s kettle campaign. “No programs have been negatively affected and our focus is on moving forward,” he said. Connie Woloschuk, a former executive director of the Booth Centre, was named interim director. “Connie has a great relationship with staff and Ottawa,” he said. As for staff at the centre, Murray said they are shaken, but will focus on the road ahead. The 2012 kettle campaign

For more information, please contact Councillor Egli at or call 613-580-2479


EMC news - The Salvation Army Booth Centre executive director has been fired after more than $200,000 was reported missing. For the past eight years, Perry Rowe has held the position of executive director at the centre, but John Murray, spokesman for the centre, confirmed Rowe was fired after a whistleblower came forward stating $240,000 has gone missing from the centre’s operating budget. The whistleblower, Murray said, came forward five weeks ago and an external group was called in to conduct a forensic audit. “The Salvation Army acted swiftly and the executive director was first placed under a leave of absence,” Murray said. After reviewing the audit’s initial findings, police were contacted and a full investigation was started. Rowe was fired at this point. No charges have been laid yet by police and the allegations have not been proven in a court of law. According to Murray, the organization will be looking at all the finances of the centre for the past eight years. The Booth Centre has an annual operating budget of $6 million and Murray said the

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was launched on Nov. 20 and the Salvation Army Ottawa seeks to raise $700,000 for local programming. Murray said he hopes the community will understand the allegations of fraud do not affect this year’s campaign goals. “We respect every donation received...the alleged fraud that took place is an isolated incident and is not connected to the Christmas kettle campaign,” he said. To find a kettle in your neighbourhood, to volunteer or to make a donation online visit




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New food data will help with health planning Michelle Nash

EMC news - A database of food-related data aimed at creating healthier and safer communities in Ottawa was launched last week. The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study released its new food-related data at a forum called Meet, Eat And Learn on Nov. 20. The new food resource data collected by the study will be used by Ottawa Public Health and other city departments for urban and health planning. It will also be used to mobilize and inform residents and community partners to create healthier and safer communities. “With this new data in hand, OPH and our partners can better address social challenges such as the lack of proper access to healthy foods,” said Dr. Isra Levy, chief medical officer of health. “This data also guides us to better direct our efforts to address each neighbourhood’s specific needs.” Initial analysis of the data

shows residents in 22 of 33 Ottawa neighbourhoods of low socio-economic status must travel more than one kilometre or a brisk 15 minute walk to access healthy affordable food. The University of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health and the city, local community health and resource centres, Carleton University, United Way Ottawa, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and IBM participated in the creation of the database. University of Ottawa professor and lead investigator for the study, Elizabeth Kristjansson, gave IBM credit for the new website that hosts the database. “The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study has had a great impact on informing public policy and has contributed greatly to better public education at the community level,” Kristjansson said. A full look at the neighbourhoods profiled in the study and data collected in Ottawa is available on the organization’s website at www.

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IF YOU WORK IN ONTARIO, THIS IS YOUR FIGHT. On September 11, 2012, the Ontario Liberal government passed Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act, 2012.

Bill 115 is undemocratic, unconstitutional, and unprecedented. sIt takes away the democratic rights of teachers and education professionals to bargain collectively. sIt places the government beyond the reach of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Labour Relations Act, and even the courts. sIt takes local decision-making away from school boards and puts it in the hands of the provincial government. That’s why we’re standing against Bill 115. It sets a dangerous precedent for all Ontarians. In fact, the government has already threatened other public sector workers with similar legislation. As teachers, we teach your children to stand up for their principles. Today, we ask you to do the same.

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Kilimanjaro climb changing lives in Africa Brittany Moorcroft recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as part of a fundraiser to help bring clean water to African villages. This is her story. A few hours off the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro I dragged my exhausted body up to the park lodge window to sign in for a much needed night’s sleep. The ranger leaned over the counter and said “at this camp we have beer.” Not much tops enjoying a beer after summiting the highest mountain in Africa. Except for maybe a campaign that has raised $275,000 in support of WaterCan’s vital work for clean water projects in Eastern Africa. It’s hard to believe the Ottawa-based charity’s original goal for the Climb for Life challenge was just $75,000. Over the past year a team of 22 Canadians has been working closely with WaterCan to meet their fundraising goals. I worked really hard to raise over $5,000 and threw three parties and one yoga-in-the-

park fundraiser in Orléans. You can’t beat harping on your friends and family for donations. Luckily people were very generous because it’s such a worthy cause. Prior to the Mount Kilimanjaro climb – which began Oct. 16 – our team visited a rural part of Tanzania. Within the district of Kiteto we saw firsthand just how basic, a basic water source can be. We saw a local water source that was both unsafe to drink and extremely difficult to access. A lack of clean drinking water is one of the most solvable problems in developing countries and the Climb for Life challenge seemed like a great way to help. On Oct. 22, after six days of trekking, our team conquered the mountain and celebrated raising $250,000. It was simultaneously the hardest and most awesome thing I have ever done. To learn more about WaterCan, visit


Brittany Moorcroft travelled to Africa in October to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb helped raise funds for the Ottawa-based charity WaterCan, which helps get clean water to African villages.

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OC Transpo Presto cards face another delay Laura Mueller



The Presto smartcard payment system for OC Transpo has been delayed again, this time until early summer. OC Transpo will release 10,000 more of the cards this winter to study how it is working.

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EMC news - All OC Transpo riders won’t get access to the Presto smartcard payment system until May or June – almost a year after the system was supposed to be in use. The beleaguered system has already faced a sevenmonth delay after technical glitches stalled the planned July 1 launch. Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees the smart card system that’s currently used in the Greater Toronto Area, will release an additional 10,000 Presto cards in midJanuary. Those cards will start to work on buses on Feb. 1. If everything is working to the city and Metrolinx’s satisfaction, a full rollout could happen by June. The city has negotiated a $3-million discount on its $23.5-million Presto bill to account for the delay. That’s despite insistence from Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig that the system is

now “fully functional,” with more than 98 per cent of payment taps working correctly. The additional delay would help Metrolinx “fine tune” the system to prepare for more users, he said. “The system is fully functional right now and I think the issue really is when is the right time to go to the next level,” McCuaig said. Metrolinx officials indicated in August that they planned to phase-in the cards, but the timeline wasn’t clear. The city was planning to distribute as many as 200,000 Presto cards starting last June. That number is expected the serve the total number of OC Transpo customers anticipated to use the cards in Ottawa. While Presto is used in several cities in southern Ontario including Toronto, Ottawa is the first city to roll out a “new generation” system. Some of the 2,000 people involved in the pilot project had been getting error messages when they tapped their cards on the read-

ers to pay their bus fare in the summer, while others reported that the cards weren’t recognizing when the user topped them up with more value. The implementation timeline is scheduled to be announced on April 17,l along with a report updating transit commissioners on how the system is working with 12,000 users. Full rollout could happen on May 1 or June 1, 2013. But the city also negotiated a clause that would allow either OC Transpo or Metrolinx to withdraw from the deal before June 1. In that case, Metrolinx would absorb the costs from setting up cards readers and other equipment. It’s unclear if the $9.2 million the provincial government kicked in for the project would still be available if Ottawa ditched Presto and found another payment system, but that process could take another three years, OC Transpo general manager John Manconi estimated. An escape clause was missing from the original agreement and it’s something Manconi and OC Transpo staff should be applauded for negotiating now, transit commission chairwoman Diane Deans said. Deans said she wasn’t as involved in the rollout in the beginning and relied on advice from staff, including former OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier and Metrolinx officials. “It has become clear to me that trying to issue 200,000 cards on a single day is probably not the best idea,” Deans said. “So why they decided to do it all in one day before, I’m not 100 per cent sure, but I can say with certainty now that this is a better plan.” McCuaig said he wasn’t one of the people at the table when the initial decision for a full, July 1 rollout was made, but he said that plan was based on wanting to make the cards available to as many riders as possible, as quickly as possible. “But I think what we believe is the right moving-forward choice is to be more methodical about it,” he said. McCuaig said Metrolinx learned a lesson from the issues the Ottawa rollout faced. “The lesson that was learned here was to go with a methodical, step-wise approach and that’s the approach we plan to take, that’s the approach OC Transpo agrees is the right path forward, McCuaig said. “When we look at how to deploy Presto in other locations, that’s the approach we’ll be taking.” Commissioners were hesitant to ditch the Presto plan completely because they feel it’s important to have a smartcard payment system in place for the city’s new light-rail transit system that will be built and operational by 2018. About half of the city’s 75 new double-decker buses still need to be outfitted with Presto card readers, but the rest of the transit system is ready to go.


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Ottawa condo bubble not ready to burst Condo construction will stabilize, but demand remains high Laura Mueller

“The growth rate is not going to be as brisk as we’ve seen in the last few years,” Kargbo said, particularly when it comes to prices. It’s overwhelmingly the 25 to 34 age group that’s driving the demand for condos, he said, because condos or townhomes are the only type of housing many of them can afford as first-time homebuyers. Newcomers to Ottawa usually number around 6,000 a year, and they also drive demand, said Sandra Pérez Torres, another senior market analyst. Migration to the city is expected to peak in 2013, with around 9,000 people expected to move here, she said.


Sandra Pérez Torres, a senior market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, addresses a crowd of real estate professionals gathered at the Hampton Inn for a Nov. 8 conference entitled How Does Ottawa Measure Up? Ottawa’s economy will remain relatively strong, despite layoffs in the city’s largest

employment sector: the federal public service. “However, uncertainty will


EMC news - With towers popping up across the city, is the condominium bubble about to burst in Ottawa ? The answer at a recent real estate conference was “no.” At the Hampton Inn in Overbrook on Nov. 8, a couple of hundred local real estate professionals responded with confused murmurs when a senior Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation market analyst asked if there are too many condos being built in the city. “The answer is no,” continued Abdul Kargbo of the CMHC. While the supply of condo

units for sale has been rising since 2001, the percentage of unsold units has remained flat, Kargbo said, indicating that so far, demand is keeping up with condo construction. Despite heated neighbourhood battles over new condo proposals, the number of buildings under construction is actually going down – and that’s a good thing for the market, Kargbo said. Recently, 2010 was a bumper year for condo construction, with 1,397 units completed. That declined slightly to 1,324 in 2011, and with 948 units completed as of September this year, the numbers are on track for the downward trend to continue.

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keep some potential homebuyers on the sidelines in 2013,” Pérez Torres said. In the past couple of years, condo sales comprised 22 per cent of the city’s real estate market. That will go up slightly to the 2010 level of 24 per cent next year, Kargbo predicted. Still, many new condo units are expensive, so firsttime homebuyers have been looking towards condo resales when they’re buying their first property. That demand for lowerpriced condos will drive a shift towards fewer highend buildings and more reasonably priced units, especially downtown and in the west and southeast ends of the city, Kargbo said. Townhomes are becoming increasingly popular in the east as younger people looking to buy property search for something in their price range. They likely won’t find it in Barrhaven, Kargbo said, because the area’s popularity with families seeking their first home has driven up prices. Kanata, Stittsville and Orléans will also have a slower recovery, as inflated prices stifle demand there. Construction of multi-unit housing such as rowhouses and condos will see a boost in Nepean and Gloucester, Kargbo predicted. The rental market will continue to remain tight as investors express little interest in building or buying rental buildings and units. Prices and demand have been high since 2008 and with only 400 new rental units completed in the past year, rents will remain high, Pérez Torres said. “That brought a bit of fresh air to the market, but it’s still quite tight,” she said. As the population continues to age, housing for seniors will be another growing real estate market, Pérez Torres said. That type of housing already grew by 80 per cent in Ottawa in the past two years and is set to continue that trend.


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swimmers and boaters many times each summer. There is still much work to be done, said Brown, and the coming years will see this remain as the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest focus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next thing would be underground storage tanks,â&#x20AC;? said Brown, referring to what would actually be long, narrow tunnels meant to accommodate overďŹ&#x201A;ow waste. That will take some bureaucratic wrangling, as the tunnels would infringe on National Capital Commission property. As well, environmental assessments associated with the project would be extensive. There is also the question of funding from upper levels of government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With cash on the table and everything approved ... we could be digging by 2015,â&#x20AC;? said Brown.

Secondary focuses revolve around sewage overďŹ&#x201A;ows from the city of Gatineau, as well as river damming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be solved overnight,â&#x20AC;? said Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ottawa is just one city -- weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also focusing on Gatineau. In Gatineau there are combined sewage overďŹ&#x201A;ows and their sewage treatment plant is at capacity.â&#x20AC;? The group is currently advocating for increased water testing on the Gatineau side of the river to gain a better perspective on the frequency and volume of that cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overďŹ&#x201A;ows. Another side project involves the 18 dams the river has along its course, not to mention the many that exist on the Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tributaries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including one proposed for

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EMC news - The staff and volunteers of the Ottawa Riverkeeper are determined to see the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sewage problem ďŹ xed once and for all. The grassroots charity, dedicated to monitoring and maintaining the ecological health of the Ottawa River watershed, reďŹ&#x201A;ected on past successes while looking forward to the future during a Nov. 22 event held at its Westboro ofďŹ ces. Since 2001, the Ottawa Riverkeeper has been collecting scientiďŹ c information on the watershed, advocating for stricter environmental controls, and spreading awareness not just of the threats to the watershed, but also of the beneďŹ ts and joy of recreation on the water. In recent years, the charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary focus has been on pollution -- namely sewer overďŹ&#x201A;ows from Ottawa and Gatineau, by far the largest population centres along the riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,271-kilometre length. While progress has been made in stemming the overďŹ&#x201A;ows, a permanent solution has yet to be reached. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an age-old problem, but there has been progress,â&#x20AC;? said Meredith Brown, ofďŹ cial riverkeeper and executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen reports from the 1970s discussing the problem, but we have the political will now. We have the Ottawa River action plan now ... which put in real-time controls and has reduced the frequency of sewage overďŹ&#x201A;ows into the river.â&#x20AC;? The action plan was the ďŹ rst major step towards a permanent solution to sewage overďŹ&#x201A;ows, which, besides being a major pollution source, makes the river unenjoyable for

the Petawawa River. The Ottawa Riverkeeper would like to see more attention paid to ďŹ sh habitats, as well as the creation of ways for ďŹ sh populations to migrate around these obstacles. When not working to attract funding and raise awareness, Brown and her colleagues are busy promoting the river. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created a swim guide for users of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beaches, giving instant access to water quality conditions so families can plan their outings with conďŹ dence. A number of year-round events serve to heighten awareness as well. This includes a voyageur canoe trip from Victoria Island in the west to Petrie Island in the east. Because the staff of the Ottawa Riverkeeper canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be everywhere at once, they rely on a growing group of volunteer river watchers to look out for irregularities. These watchers can be ďŹ shermen, waterfront homeowners, kayakers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; anyone with regular access to part of the watershed. River watchers Mike Ryan and Pat Tait, who live in the Fitzroy Harbour area, were both at the event last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I volunteered when the outreach program started,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no set rules (for being a river watcher). We report anything unusual, like water quality or ďŹ sh kills.â&#x20AC;? River watchers can also act as middlemen in the chain of communication, passing along observations from their friends and neighbours to Riverkeeper staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes we get calls from other people who have questions or concerns,â&#x20AC;? said Tait. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer them, we pass them along to those who can.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC news - Chapman Mills should see its ďŹ rst city-owned community building open in April. Construction of the centre is already underway and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected the building will be well used from day one. Currently,communitygroups book space in local schools for meetings and sports. The Chapman Mills Community Building will be located in Water Dragon Park. It will contain a multipurpose room, a kitchen and a small ofďŹ ce. The 300-square-metre centre could offer before- and after-school care and community gatherings in the evenings. The ceremonial groundbreaking took place on Nov. 22 and included two students from St. Emily Catholic School, whioch is located next door on Chapman Mills Drive. Chinese Community Association of Ottawa president Jin Xue was also on hand representing the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing Chinese-Canadian community.


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A ceremonial groundbreaking marks the start of construction of the future Chapman Mills Community Building on Nov. 22. From left, Chinese Community Association of Ottawa president Jin Xue, Coun. Steve Desroches, St. Emily Catholic School students Thomas Farah and Camilia Delgado and Mayor Jim Watson prepare to turn over the soil. The 300-square-metre building should be open in Water Dragon Park in mid-April.

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Plan to move sports dome to Ottawa U cancelled could work it out and I was told: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is the agreement.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We asked for dialog and they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give us any. They sent us a note (saying) â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;take it or leave it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? But a memo from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top lawyer says the city has not formally terminated negotiations, and that the city has tried unsuccessfully to reach Coliseum Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers and continue to try and discuss the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city has not heard directly from Coliseum Inc. on the Nov. 13 agreement and is surprised about the message on Coliseumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website claiming that negotiations have been terminated,â&#x20AC;? the memo from city clerk and solicitor Rick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor reads. The contract was sent to Coliseum on Nov. 13 with the stipulation that it had to be signed by Nov. 21.

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EMC news - Thousands of Ottawa athletes will be left with no place to play this winter after the owner of a sports dome and the city failed to reach a deal. Coliseum Inc. owner Marty Lauter said he spent several â&#x20AC;&#x153;anxiousâ&#x20AC;? months waiting for a contract from the city to move his sports dome from Lansdowne Park to a new sports ďŹ eld at the University of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 Lees Ave. campus before being presented with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;take it or leave it dealâ&#x20AC;? that left him no choice but to walk away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It strayed quite a bit from what we originally discussed,â&#x20AC;? said Lauter, who refused to discuss details of the contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked the city how we

Whether he accepted the deal or not, Lauter said the result would be the same â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go out of business. He has run Coliseum Inc. for 18 years, including the dome for the past 12 years, and the space is constantly prebooked to capacity by groups like the Ottawa Sport and Social Club, Lauter said. More than 300 soccer teams usually use the dome in the winter, he said. Their money is being refunded, Lauter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of disappointed people,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a job. I lose my business â&#x20AC;Ś I have a business thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been in business for 18 years. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at capacity, pre-booked, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just been shut down.â&#x20AC;? Part of the contractual concern was

ready.â&#x20AC;? He said the university is also disappointed because it was planning to run new winter programs in the space, such as indoor soccer and touch football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding the university will be working with the city to make other arrangements for next winter to ensure the programs can happen. The universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletics department will be re-organizing intramurals and team practices to attempt to ďŹ nd alternative space for all groups that were supposed to use the dome, Charette said. A new location for the dome had to be found due to the Lansdowne redevelopment. Council approved moving the dome last December.

a lack of recognition or compensation for the costs Coliseum incurred from two failed attempts to install the dome at 200 Lees Ave. Lauter said the University of Ottawa told him when the site would be ready for installation, but when he got there, his crew determined it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready. That happened twice and it cost him a good chunk of change, Lauter said. The University of Ottawa refuted that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ďŹ eld at Lees was ready for installation,â&#x20AC;? said Patrick Charette, director of corporate communications for the university. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some minor issues brought up to our attention, but we never felt that was a major obstacle for a ďŹ eld installation. The ďŹ eld was

Horwath makes health-themed pit stop in Ottawa

EMC news - Last week Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath kicked off an unofďŹ cial election campaign styled as province-wide conversations about health care. The Centretown Community Health Centre was one of the ďŹ rst stops on Horwathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour, during which she hopes to speak to everyone from frontline health-care workers to Ontario families about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and what isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about the way medical services are delivered in this province. With a possible provincial election looming in the new year in light of Premier Dalton McGuinty stepping down, the consultations could take on a new importance, Horwath said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the legislature doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come back â&#x20AC;Ś and we ďŹ nd our-

Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Challenges: A consultation on healthcare,â&#x20AC;? which is available online at www. That guide contains the issues Horwath hopes to hear from Ontarians on. Anyone interested in sharing their thoughts can email The document also contains information on some of the proposals the NDP has already brought to the table, such as putting a cap on the salaries of hospital executives. Horwath said she wanted to visit the Centretown Community Health Centre because her party puts a strong focus on the team health-care model. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CHCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (community health centres) play a very integral role in providing holistic care,â&#x20AC;? Horwath said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We often talk about illness. We need to spend some time focusing on wellness.â&#x20AC;? When it comes to taking

dress overall wellbeing, Morrison said. Sixty per cent of health outcomes are related to social determinants and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the basis for the resources offered at the centre, he said. Each community is different,

pressure off critical health-care services such as emergency rooms and long-term care, community health centres play an important role, Horwath said. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interested in hearing how the system could work better; her party has already suggested that expanding prenatal care offered through community health centres and adding nurse practitioner-run clinics could be options to explore. Jeff Morrison, president of the Centretown Community Health Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer board, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glad to give any political party advice on how investments in community health centres can have great outcomes. Two recent studies have recommended the expansion of the community health model, in part because the centres combine services for health with social programs that ad-

so each community health centre reďŹ&#x201A;ects that, offering the best service to meet the needs of the people who live there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The programming is diverse and responds to a communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs,â&#x20AC;? he said.


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selves in an election campaign, certainly this conversation can help inform our platform discussion,â&#x20AC;? Horwath said. But Horwath said she would rather get back to business in the legislature than be immersed in an election campaign. The legislature could resume by the end of January. Ontario NDP MPPs from across the province will be engaged in the consultation process, because the challenges still exist even if the legislature has been shut down, Horwath said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The health-care system is on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds these days,â&#x20AC;? Howath said, in light of scandals surrounding eHealth and ORNGE air ambulance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People worry about whether weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re focusing on their priorities,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Ontario NDP recently put out a discussion paper entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Delivering Access.

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Pony preschool launches in Ottawa Emma Jackson

EMC news - Many kids ask for a pony for Christmas, but a lucky few will get to visit ponies every day once a new “pony preschool” launches in Ottawa South this January. Beatrice dVries, an early childhood educator and therapeutic riding instructor, has partnered with the Greenbelt Riding School on Albion Road to offer full- and part-time preschool spots for kids ages three to five. It’s the only preschool of its kind in Ottawa, offering children the chance to get up close and personal with the ponies. “They groom them and learn about horseman-

ship,” dVries said. “They learn all you need to know about the pony, how to approach it and tack it and how to ride it.” The lifelong equestrian said she has worked in many regular preschools and wanted to offer something more wholesome for the children. “I think little kids should interact with animals and be outside more. I think that is very good for them,” dVries said. PONIES AND PLAY

Sessions will include about an hour and 40 minutes with the ponies, along with regular preschool activities like circle time, snack time and free play. DVries’ new business, Horses Enriching People,

also includes a number of therapeutic riding sessions for people of all ages with special needs. Horseback riding can be very beneficial to someone who has cerebral palsy, dVries said, or a similar disorder that causes muscle pain or tension. “The warmth of the horse actually loosens up their muscles,” she said. “It’s exercise, it’s therapeutic and it can also be a sport for them.” Other therapeutic riding schools exist across the city, including the charitable Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa Carleton in Greely. The for-profit business at Greenbelt Riding School will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 2, where parents and children can visit the classroom and explore the stables at 3960 Albion Road from 2 to 4 p.m. Children can also have a pony ride.

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Professional basketball coming to Ottawa in 2013 Blair Edwards

EMC sports - A deal bringing professional basketball to Ottawa is a slam dunk for the city, said the owner of the National Basketball League of Canada’s newest team. Gus Takkale, a 38-year-old Orléans businessman and motivational speaker, announced that fans will be able to attend their first game at Scotiabank Place in Kanata sometime in September or October of 2013. “This is electrifying, driveto-the-net, in your face, slam-

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$150,000. Ticket prices haven’t been set yet, but should range between $20 to $95 for upperlevel to courtside seats, said Takkale, who hopes to attract between 3,500 and 8,000 fans. “We are ecstatic to be able to bring our brand of ball to Ottawa,” said Ian McCarthy, the founder of the eight-team league. The NBL currently has clubs in Halifax, Saint John and Moncton, N.B., Summerside, P.E.I., Montreal; as well as Oshawa, London and Windsor, Ont.


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EMC news - The second-ďŹ&#x201A;oor computer lab at the Ottawa Jewish Community School looked more like NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ground control last week, as students took part in a countrywide online math competition. Kids from grades 2 to 7 classes joined 17,000 Canadian students involved in the Maple Leaf Math Challenge, a two-day competition where students must master 50 math concepts before competing in speed drills. Due to the nature of the online program, each student is able to monitor their own progress and the ranking of their school in real time, making for a dynamic, exciting learning experience. The event is a popular one at the school, with six students entering the top 100 in Canada last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a focus on math in this school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our kids really look forward to this,â&#x20AC;? said registrar Sara-Lynne Levine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You see a lot of camaraderie. The kids root each other on.â&#x20AC;? Despite the speed and number of participants in the challenge, taking part is an easy task. You simply log on, sign in for your grade, choose your desired level of difďŹ culty and start competing. However, unlike sporting events, students arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vying for medals or a cup. A certiďŹ cate and sense of accomplishment is the reward for good work here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the intrinsic satisfaction,â&#x20AC;? said Beata Myhill, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s math coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids can compete at whatever level theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re comfortable with.â&#x20AC;? While the students are clearly having fun competing, especially in the speed drills, the knowledge reinforced through this kind of process will be invaluable later in life. The computer program is used throughout the year in a classroom setting to complement the existing curriculum and is even made available to stu-

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MARY COOK Annual Tabitha Foundation Bazaar at Wool-Tyme Friday November 30 & Saturday December 1

Mary Cook’s Memories something as exciting as a church supper back then. Father had covered the sleigh with straw and put two bales of hay close to the seat at the front, where we could sit with our backs against them and our feet stretched out before us. Of course there wasn’t enough room for seven of us to sit with our backs against the bales, which suited my brothers just fine. They would much rather be wrestling and trying to throw each other off into a snow drift. So my sister Audrey, young Terry and me got to sit with our backs to the bales. It was a bitterly cold night for early winter and Mother had heated bricks on the Findlay Oval all afternoon. Audrey, Terry and me were snuggled down under a heavy quilt and the hot bricks, wrapped in several

layers of the Renfrew Mercury, were at our feet. Soon the heat from the bricks could be felt right through our galoshes. The supper was at the Lutheran Church and Father was heard to lament that it was full of people from the United Church, who had come for a free meal. Mother told him to hush up and reminded him we weren’t above going to whatever was held at the United Church on many an occasion. By the time the supper was over and the social end of the evening came to a close, it was time to head for home. By this time the bricks were ice cold, but Audrey sat with Terry and me on either side of her, with her arms around us and the blankets right up to our chins.

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inter came early that year. It had been cold and damp, and suddenly the snow came. It was going to be “no ordinary winter,” Father said at supper that night. We five children were delighted. That mean snowmen, stamping out big wheels in the yard for a game we played back in the thirties and sleigh rides. Lots of sleigh rides. It also meant snow white fields and the ruts in our long lane would be covered and our fivekilometre walk to Northcote school would be easier. It was also the year our two Montreal cousins, Ronny and Terry, were with us. They came in late summer and never went home. The wagon was changed for the big flat bottomed sleigh, with the one seat in front for Mother and Father, and seven children -- now with the cousins included -- all vying for a spot in the back of the sleigh. The winter had only been with us a few days when a church supper was planned. It would take more than a heavy snow storm to cancel

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EMC lifestyle - In keeping with nutritional guidelines, this chili has a healthful proportion of vegetables to meat, yet it’s every bit as satisfying and flavorful as traditional chili con carne. Chili may be frozen in individual portions for reheating in the microwave. Transfer thawed chili to bowl and top with polenta wedge. Microwave at medium-high (70 per cent) power for two minutes, then at high for two minutes or until heated through. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: two hours and 15 minutes Servings: six INGREDIENTS

• 1 lb (454 g) lean beef • 2 tbsp (25 ml) all-purpose flour • salt and pepper • 4 tsp (20 ml) vegetable oil • 2 cups (500 ml) coarsely chopped onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 small sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped • 1 cup (250 ml) finely diced carrots • 1 cup (250 ml) coarsely chopped cabbage • 2 tbsp (25 ml) chili powder • 1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) each cinnamon and red pepper flakes • 1 can (796 ml) whole tomatoes

• 1 can (398 ml) fancy red kidney beans, drained • polenta (recipe follows) POLENTA

• 3 cups (750 mL) water • 3/4 cup (175 mL) cornmeal • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt PREPARATION

Trim away any fat and cut the beef into 2.5 centimetre pieces. In shallow dish, season the flour with salt and pepper. Add the beef and toss until flour is taken up, then set aside. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat. Cook the onions, garlic and red pepper, stirring, until onions are translucent. Add the carrots and cabbage and cook, stirring, for two minutes. Transfer to 2.5 litre casserole dish; stir in chili powder, oregano, cinnamon and red pepper flakes. Set aside. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meat in batches, turning to brown on all sides, and then add it to the casserole. Break up the tomatoes and stir them into the casserole. Cover and bake in an oven heated to 325 F (160 C) for 1.5 hours or until meat is tender, stirring twice during cooking. Taste and season with salt, if

required, and pepper. Stir in the beans. The recipe can be prepared to this point, cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to two days or frozen. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before continuing and increase final cooking time by 10 minutes. Cut the polenta into wedges; arrange on top of chili. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the polenta is a light golden brown colour on top. POLENTA: In small saucepan, combine water, cornmeal, butter and salt. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, for 12 to 15 minutes or until spoon drawn through mixture leaves a line. Pour into nonstick 1.2 L round cake pan. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or when completely cold, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. NOTE: Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner’s manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary.


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The Christmas season is moving quickly in on us, and before you know it will be here! For some; it is a time of joy, peace and family gatherings. For others, who may be having financial difficulties, it can become a stressful time of year. 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.

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As calls are received, the dedicated volunteer team of 15 spend their time, dispatching calls, matching sponsors to families, and performing call backs. In some cases, this committed team actually shop, assemble and deliver the hampers if the Sponsor does not want to be involved. Their goal is to ensure everyone in our community can enjoy a holiday dinner! Over the past few years, the requests for Hampers have grown by approximately 20% per. The Hamper Team coordinated the delivery of more than 100 Christmas Hampers to families in need in 2011!

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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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CWL Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Resurrection of our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive. December 1st, 2-7 p.m., December 2nd, 9-1:00 p.m. F.Y.I/tables call Wilma Murzello, 613-521-0068.


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Watch for wildlife on highways EMC news - The Ministry of Natural Resources is asking motorists to be especially cautious on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads this fall because wildlife is on the move. Moose, elk and deer are particularly active in the fall, especially at dawn and dusk, as they search for mates and food. Deer and elk often travel in groups of two or more, so when motorists see one animal there may be more nearby. Drivers who see these animals along the road should slow down and sound their horns in a series of short bursts.

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The Royal’s 26th annual Christmas tree sale begins Saturday, Dec. 1 and runs through to Dec. 24 or until the trees are all sold. The trees are Nova Scotia balsam firs, cut just before being shipped to Ottawa. All profits are used to provide activities and experiences for clients and families at the Royal. The lot is located on the grounds of the Royal, 1145 Carling Ave., and will be open from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dec. 5

Christian Women’s Central Club invites you and your friends to a Christmas bells ringing dessert buffet, featuring the Sunshine Club Joy Bells with their handbells. Cost is $6 and first timers $2. Starts at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave. RSVP to 613-228-8004. All women welcome.

Dec. 7 to 16

Singing Christmas Tree presents The Gift of Christmas Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7 p.m. and matinees on Dec. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Free admission at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 500 Viewmount Dr. Call 613-226-1383 for information.

Dec. 9

The Music of Christmas concert will be presented by the choirs of Bells Corners United Church and guests, 3955 Old Richmond Rd. at 3 p.m. Refreshment to follow. Information at 613-8208103.

Dec. 11

The Barrhaven Community Concert Band free Christmas concert at the Barrhaven Legion Branch 641 at 7:30 p.m. Please drop by the Branch and enjoy an evening of live Christmas music. There will be a donation box with all proceeds going to the Barrhaven Legion. Also, if you are able, a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard would be greatly appreciated.

Dec. 15

The Ewashko Singers celebrate Christmas with a Twist at 8 p.m. Special guest artist and rising star Jonathan Estabrooks comes home to Ottawa to join the choir and jazz specialists the Pollcats in a benefit concert for the youth choral program at the First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin, or from choir members, or $30 at the door. Students and seniors: $20 in advance or $25 at the door; children under 12 free.

The Tabitha Foundation is a benevolent trust, founded in 1994 to support aid efforts begun and organized by Janne Ritskes. Our field activities are centered in Cambodia, whose people were decimated by a regime which promoted enforced starvation, mass executions, slave labour and wholesale dislocation to such a degree that the social, moral and economic fibre of the country was left in tatters. The integrated development initiatives include work in health care, education, sanitation (water, sewage), housing, small business and co-operatives. These efforts enable the poorest of the poor to improve their health status, rebuild shanties into homes, have their own toilets, clean water, and drainage systems, reconstruct roads, develop their own small businesses or become workers in cottage industry programs and learn to work together as a community. The people of Cambodia have endured severe poverty for the past 30 years— since the Pol Pot era. In that era everything was destroyed: family, social structure, infrastructure, spirituality. The resulting trauma of that period has left the people with a feeling of hopelessness and futility. Cambodians believe they are to blame for their situation—that somehow they deserve their lot. Tabitha-Cambodia works with the poorest members of the community, encouraging them to save and work their way out of poverty. Many poor Cambodian families have no house and virtually no possessions. Despite this, most generate a meager weekly income. Tabitha helps these families to develop a vision of a better life and encourages them to join the Savings Program. Tabitha’s Savings Program recognizes the inherent desire of people to take control of their own lives, allowing them to decide on their own needs and assisting them in achieving their goals. Joining the savings program is a giant step towards rebuilding trust; Tabitha recognizes and rewards that trust in the form of payment of 10 percent interest on their savings. Tabitha places no stress or risk on a family by accepting any amount, no matter how small, allowing even the poorest to participate in the program. Please visit the Tabitha Bazaar on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at Wool-Tyme, 190 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, Ontario.


For more information on the Tabitha Foundation please visit


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Starting Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Sunday December 16, 2012 10am-2pm

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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For reservations please call 613.825-2186 ext. 224


New Year’s Eve Gala Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres 6:30-7:30pm 5 Course Gourmet Dinner Champagne Toast at Midnight Late Night Buffet


56 Cedarhill Drive (near Barrhaven) Ottawa, Ontario, K2R 1C5

613.825.2186 Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, November 29, 2012


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