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Holiday cheer Getting together to help the less fortunate makes people feel good. – Page 10

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Joshua Hetherington, right, watches on as Little John the clown performs at the Variety West Christmas Party at the Walter Baker Sports Centre on Dec. 20. The Variety West program has been running for 11 years and provides a therapeutic recreational service for adults with developmental disabilities.

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The year that was: check out the first part of the year in review. – Page 11

EMC news - Calling the vote a historic moment for the city, Mayor Jim Watson and the rest of city council voted unanimously in favour of a $2.13-billion contract to build a light-rail system. The Dec. 19 vote marks Ottawa’s growth into a truly “big city,” said Alta Vista councillor and planning committee chairman Peter Hume. “We’re about to graduate to a big city,” Hume said during the Dec. 19 council meeting. Other councillors, in-

cluding transit commission chairwoman and Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, said it is votes like this that remind her of the weight of her office. “There are few days in the life of a municipal politician that mean this much,” Deans said. “We are changing the direction of the city’s future.” The 12.5-kilometre eastwest rail system, dubbed Confederation Line, will connect Tunney’s Pasture and Blair Road and include a tunnel downtown between Bronson Avenue and east of the Rideau Centre. The only new information

about the project was the chosen construction consortium’s commitment to double the number of bicycle parking spaces to 600. The additional 300 spaces will not be weather protected, but 240 of the original planned spaces will have protection from the elements. Councillors criticized the small number of planned bike parking spaces when they debated the project as committee of the whole on Dec. 12. “We understand the importance of cycling amenities in this city and we hope that this gesture will be well received by Ottawa cycling advocates,

Ottawa city council and the general public,” a letter from the Rideau Transit Group consortium reads. Local advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling did not respond to a request for comment before this newspaper’s deadline. The consortium and city staff have also said they would ensure space is identified for future bike-parking expansions, as necessary. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs also asked for a review of cyclist and pedestrian safety for roads that will be used as bus-detour routes when the bus Transitway is being con-

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“We need to rectify the downtown core before we go elsewhere. “You cannot build a transportation network without building the foundation.” Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, whose ward will be home to the tunnel and four of the stations, said it is essential that the city move quickly to give Queen Street a facelift, as envisioned in a study called Downtown Moves. The tunnel will run under Queen Street, so many transit users are ex-

pected to flood that street when they emerge from the underground stations, and the sidewalks and street must be able to handle that, Holmes said. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury made a similar request about funding and options for streetscaping the section of Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie, where the Rideau station will be. Holmes also formally requested that staff investigate the possibility of a covered pedestrian connection be-

tween the Ottawa Convention Centre/Rideau Centre and the National Arts Centre at Confederation Square. Informal discussions about the link have been ongoing. Fleury was interested in pedestrian and cycling connections to Rideau and Campus light-rail stations, since the current Laurier Transitway station between those two locations will no longer be served by rapid transit after Confederation line begins operating in 2018. Construction and tunnel digging will start next year.


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Scotiabank to host 100th figure-skating championship in 2014 Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - The capital is set to play host to the 100th anniversary edition of the National Figure Skating Championships – an event that began in Ottawa – in 2014. Mayor Jim Watson and Skate Canada president BenoĂŽt Lavoie announced on Dec. 18 that the major event will take place at Scotiabank Place from Jan. 9 to 15, 2014. Skating is a popular pastime on neighbourhood rinks around Ottawa, Watson said, and bringing a premier professional sporting event to the city will provide entertainment for skating fans and a boost for the local economy. “Ottawa has a strong history of skating in this community,â€? Watson said, referencing past champions who call Ottawa home and were on hand for the event: Liz Manley, Lynn Nightingale, Debbi Wilkes and also Barbara Ann Scott, who recently passed away. Lavoie pointed out that some of the oldest archival images of figure skating in Canada show skaters on the rink at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. “Skating has a strong history here,â€? he said. “I can’t think of a better place to spend our 100th anniversary. Let’s make it a big celebration.â€? Watson thanked Ottawa clubs including the Minto Skating Club, which hosted the first championships, and the Gloucester Skating Club, for helping turn Ottawa’s young athletes into the champions of tomorrow. Some of them are likely to skate at the 2014 championships, which will be sponsored for the first time

by Canadian Tire. The city is kicking in $50,000 towards hosting the championships. The event is also the final qualification opportunity for the Canadian Olympic team that will represent the country during the Sochi 2014 Games. The event is expected to draw thousands of people to the capital and generate close to $4 million in economic impact for the area. Ottawa last hosted the figure-skating championships in 2006. Tickets will go on sale in the spring of 2013. In addition to Scotiabank Place, competing athletes will also make use of the Bell Sensplex in Kanata as a practice facility. Watson pointed out that this is the latest event announcement in Ottawa’s strategy to host more major events and give the local tourism economy a boost. The city is also playing host to the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships and the International Triathlon Union’s Duathlon World Championships next year, as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournament in 2015. On Dec. 18, Canadian Tire also announced it will be sponsoring Skate Canada’s CanSkate program, which is the only learn-to-skate program for Canadians of all ages. Each year the program teaches more than 125,000 Canadians how to skate. “Skating is a Canadian tradition and we believe there is power in sport to bring family, friends and communities together,� said Landon French, vice president of sport partnerships for Canadian Tire.

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EMC news - There were some very happy little hockey fans at CHEO on Dec. 18 as players from the Ottawa Senators and other National Hockey League clubs visited children at the hospital. Ottawa Senator Chris Phillips organized a group of his teammates as well as Boston Bruin Chris Kelly and Winnipeg Jet Grant Clitsome, a Gloucester native, to spend some time with the patients and their families. “It’s so great to spend time with the kids and see them smile and laughing,” said Senators player Kyle Turris. “It’s nice. We’re like one big family, everyone really comes out to spend some time with the kids.” Turris, Kelly, Clitsome, Phillips, and Senators players Peter Regin, Marc Methot and Eric Condra all made the trip to the hospital to visit the kids. Senators’ captain Daniel Alfredsson couldn’t make it, but sent some autographed cards with his teammates to hand out to the kids. The players were presented with a giant Christmas card made by the patients, presented by Mariam Jolie, 7, from west Ottawa. The children signed the card, which said “Handmade with love” in large letters on

the front. Mariam sat close to friends from her floor Emily Ellerginton, 7, and Jennifer Burke, a Grade 12 student from Barrhaven. The trio had Spartacat dolls and hats for the players to sign, and smiled widely as the individual players made the rounds. “I’ve never seen the Sens up close before,” said Emily, a Senators fan who said it was a good Christmas present. “It was really good. I’ve never met them before either, so it was really fun,” said Jennifer, an Alfredsson and Phillips fan. She read the official welcome from the patients to the players. Another of the children loudly cheered the name of each player and threw his hands in the air in excitement as they entered the room. “We’re really delighted that the Senators, on their own initiative, has organized this visit which really shows their commitment to CHEO, and the kids at CHEO,” said CHEO CEO Alex Munter, who was present for the event. The Senators always make an official visit to CHEO over the holidays, but have been known to make regular visits on their own downtime as well, popping by to visit with some of their biggest fans.

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ather than looking back at the year that was, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look ahead to what lies in store for the city of Ottawa and its residents in the coming 12 months. Yes, there were significant events in the history of this city last year -- the Lansdowne Park court decisions and the approval of the light rail plan stand out as two of the biggest -- but with those things in the past, what does the turning of the calendar year have in store

for us? If we had our way, here are a few things that we think everyone living here can agree would be good things for the capital. With any luck, the Ontario Liberal party will wrap its leadership contest up in due course and recall the legislature as soon as possible in the new year, allowing the entire province to get on with the business of rejuvenating Ontario. Between labour conflicts, questionable conduct by elected officials, troubled

government agencies and a stagnant economy, there is too much that needs to be sorted out at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park for the prorogation to last much longer. Speaking of labour strife, we hope the Ministry of Education and teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; federations can come to an agreement that allows for our children to receive the education they deserve under conditions that allow government to rein in the deficit while respecting the collective

bargaining rights of teachers. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough task considering the current climate, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the challenge at hand. Closer to home, Ottawa needs to finally move forward with the Presto program or move on. A system that makes the most of existing technology to ensure maximum convenience for transit riders while minimizing cost and increasing efficiency for OC Transpo is what we expect. If Metrolinx, the provincial agency behind Presto, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

deliver this type of system, the city needs to find someone who can. With the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Official Plan up for review, now is the time to bring the pre-amalgamation patchwork of zoning bylaws under one roof, making planning easier for staff and the rules easier to understand for developers and residents alike. When it comes to transparency, the city needs to prove its commitment to openness by being upfront about projects such as the temporary

parking lot on Lees Avenue. Over the five-plus years itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected to take to finish the LRT project this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be the only temporary measure the city will need to take, but it can surely do so in a more transparent way. There are other things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see, too: the return of professional hockey to the ice at Scotiabank Place, more work to make Ottawa one of North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most cycling-friendly city and the genesis of planning for Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th birthday in 2017. We accomplished much as a city in 2012. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep up the good work in 2013.

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A bit of perspective for 2012 human beings earning a meagre wage. Ban the robocalls. If we are to be called, let a human being do the dialing, for Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, and pay him some money. 4. Social media â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or, more precisely, talking about social media. Facebook, Twitter and whatnot are either going to survive or not. Who knows? But do the mainstream media have to be so fixated on them, as if they were as newsworthy as war, starvation or, more to the point, climate change? A related bad idea in the mainstream media is treating Twitter feeds as if they were news. Nobody cares about somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 140 characters and, as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in recent tragic events, they are often horrendously wrong. 5. Siri. Hey, you can talk to you phone and tell it what to do. You can tell it to play you a samba or call your uncle. You can ask your phone where the nearest sushi is. What a contribution to mankind. Think of the useful products that could be coming out of our economic system, think of the serious problems our economic system could be solving if it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expending all its creative energy on phones. 6. Condos. Enough already. Our city needs at least some small houses, small stores. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re losing them every day as new condos rise, ever higher. The arguments for intensification are familiar to us all. But this is getting too intense. Since this a complicated world, we must take account of some ideas that are iffy. They may be good, they may be bad. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to wait and see. In this category we would place such things as postal delivery changes, every-other-week garbage pickup and additional lanes on the Queensway. We shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t omit thoughts of the best ideas of the year. There were some. As always, the NCC Christmas lights were gorgeous downtown, although perhaps a bit cut back, in the Scrooge-ish spirit of the times. The Rink of Dreams at City Hall is terrific. Check it out at night if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen it. By yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end it will have accommodated more skaters than the National Hockey League. And finally, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea that not everyone expected: light rail.

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Somewhat reluctantly, I find myself in the position of have to write once again to correct the misinformation provided by my MP, Pierre Poilievre, in his column printed in your Dec. 20 edition. In his article, Mr. Poilievre correctly points out that Bill C-377, a private members bill, was passed by the government in early December. In fact, the bill was passed with such unprecedented haste that there was not sufficient time for debate or for the parliamentary budget officer to complete a full analysis of the cost of the bill to Canadians. In a letter to the parliamentary finance committee the budget officer agreed with the Canada Revenue Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate of $2,100 per organization or union required to report. He did not agree, however with the number of organizations (1,000 according to the CRA), pegging the number at 18,300. One has to wonder if some of my neighbours in Mr. Poilievreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s riding who are losing their jobs due to cutbacks appreciate this additional spending of over $38 million â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to what end? Mr. Poilievre also points out that labour organizations, like charities, receive a benefit from the people of Canada. What he fails to tell us in his article is that many employer organizations and professional organizations such as the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce also receive similar tax benefits. Again this leaves me wondering if the purpose of the bill is to ensure that those who benefit from tax advantage disclose how they spend their money and why the rules were not expanded to all organizations. In fact, the Liberal party proposed an amendment to the bill that would have required both

employee and employer organizations to report. However, Mr. Poilievre voted against the amendment as did the rest of the Conservative MPs. So if not about transparency, what is this bill really about? This bill is driven by ideology and is aimed a tying labour organizations in unnecessary red tape. Most provinces and territories already require unions to provide audited financial statements to their members. At least two provinces (Ontario and Quebec) have written to Ottawa to express concerns. Ontario described this bill as â&#x20AC;&#x153;inexplicably intrusive.â&#x20AC;? The fact that the bill is ideologically driven is evidenced by the inflammatory comment in the House of Commons by a Conservative MP (Mark Adler) who agreed with a statement that union meetings were â&#x20AC;&#x153;exotic trips to communist get-togethers for union officialsâ&#x20AC;?. I was there â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I heard it with my own ears and still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it! Finally, I take issue with Mr. Poilievreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertion that many of his constituents support this legislation. I am a constituent. I have requested a meeting with Mr. Poilievre to discuss this issue and have not even had the courtesy of a reply. Hopefully, the Senate will reconsider this ill-conceived legislation and place it in the trash where it belongs. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not likely. In spite of the Harper Conservativesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; promise to reform the Senate, they have been busy appointing their friends to ensure they can push forward their agenda. Unions are all in favour of accountability and transparency but it appears that this is not necessarily the case for Mr. Poilievre and his colleagues. More a case of do what I say not what I do. Bob McGahey Nepean

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y husband and I set out for a trip to Pinecrest Mall. Destination: Ikea. But we got distracted. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new store in town called Terra20. It calls itself the first of its kind in the world. Founded by Ottawa entrepreneur Steve Kaminski, Terra20 is an eco-friendly department store. If you live in Ottawa, you no longer need to rely on boutique shopping for ecofriendly baby items on the one hand and household cleaners on the other. Terra20 has everything from clothing to shampoo to stationary under a single roof. The worst thing about Terra20 is that it is a big box store, primarily accessible by car. It is a paradox â&#x20AC;&#x201C; telling people to consume responsibly, while providing everything in mass quantities. At the same time, Terra20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to mimic the big box model will likely be the secret of its success. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why: boutique green stores are just that -- boutique stores. They are destination locations, often found in

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse small, walkable neighbourhoods in the city. And no offense, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not exactly mainstream. The people that have committed their lives to opening an eco-friendly baby store in Westboro or a natural food store in the ByWard Market â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and their customers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are fringe groups. But Terra20 brings green into the mainstream. It is a distraction for the Ikea shopper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you know, the 95 per cent of us who consume cheap plastic goods made in China because we feel we have no choice. This is why, my friends, it may just make the biggest leap in green since the blue box program was introduced in the 1980s. A few weeks ago, I saw an interview with Jon Dwyer on TVOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Agenda. The chief executive of Flax Energy

in Toronto, Dwyer is another green entrepreneur who sees the value of not reinventing the wheel when it comes to making a transition to a green new world. Flax Energy makes about six different products out of flax seeds, everything from animal food to flax diesel. The beauty of it is you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a special vehicle or a modified tank to use Flax Energyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuel product. Any vehicle that runs on diesel can use flax diesel instead of regular diesel. Dwyer said the goal was to find and manufacture a green alternative to petroleum without asking consumers to change the way they consume. That means selling the product from a privately-based firm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; without government subsidies paid for by taxpayers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and selling the product at the

same price as the product itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s replacing. Normally, when it comes to green, says Dwyer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking people to change their habits. But if you really want something to be sustainable, it has to mimic the item itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s replacing. Our business is fundamentally predicated on the economics of oil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the best economic model in history,â&#x20AC;? he said. As Dwyer tells it, flax, like petroleum, has one input and multiple outputs. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of it available and when his company is harvesting flax, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s using combines running on its own flax diesel, and shipping those seeds by trucks running on, you guessed it, flax diesel. The hardest thing in the world is to change human behaviour. Dwyer knows it, and Steve Kaminski at Terra20 knows it too. They want to change the world, but they know the only way that will happen is if they can encourage consumers to change without making them feel like they have to sacrifice something to get there.

Nepeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s museum honours volunteers for years of work EMC news - More than 2,500 volunteer hours contributed by a total of 50 volunteers is an achievement to be recognized. Volunteers at Nepean Museum and Fairfields met on Dec. 8 to enjoy a lunch and receive awards at Nepean Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual end of the year Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Several volunteers were recognized for their numerous years at the museum, including Marg and George Burbidge, who have always been ready to help for over 10 years, and Bruce Campbell and Richard Malott who have served on the board of trustees for years; Malott for over two decades. Helen Roddick has faithful-

ly visited the museum to help each Tuesday afternoon for the last eight years. Michelle Bourget was recognized for her work creating the exhibit entitled Faces and Places: War of 1812, which can still be seen in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gallery. Abigail Doris and Wendy Gallant were recognized for contributing a combined total of 585 hours of hard work to the museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nepean Museum appreciates the hours of work these individuals have contributed for the museum,â&#x20AC;? said volunteer co-ordinator Katie Graham. She acknowledges that many projects and events could not be successful without the

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The hospital launched their Simply Outstanding Hospital Food Initiative (SOHFI) last summer. It’s a restaurant model of patient care that caters to the patients and prepares meals in a galley-style kitchen on the same floor. The grant will allow the existing initiative to provide local food options.

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The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, a conglomerate that transports more than 60,000 students to schools everyday has chosen their board of directors. Because the authority is responsible for transporting students from both the public and Catholic boards, representatives from both will serve on its board of directors. Gordon Butler, a Catholic board trustee for the Knoxdale-Merivale area as well as Jennifer Adams, director of education at the public board were among those selected. FILE

Sitting in the home he built with his own hands on Peace Way in Barrhaven, Nepean Outreach to the World founder Des Garvey is surrounded by clothes. The 84-year-old has a working agreement with 20 Mark’s Work Wearhouse locations to take surplus clothing and send it to needy communities in Afghanistan, Haiti and here at home. The agreement started with the Mark’s in Bells Corners, and Garvey said it makes sense that they would donate their overstock. “They have nowhere to store it,” he said. And he has so many places it can go. Nepean Outreach to the World (NOW) was founded in 1988 when the former city of Nepean was twinned with Bo, Sierra Leone, as part of a Canadian International Development Agency project. Garvey has been making trips to Bo for decades, helping to build schools, roads and delivering bikes for children. A couple of years ago, he started working with the Canadian Afghan solidarity committee to twin with a community in Afghanistan. The village is in the country’s Parwan province and is called Tutumdara. It has 2,000 families or 12,000 people. It is led by a council of elders and has no electricity and poor drink-

From left, Ottawa fire Chief John DeHooge, Ottawa Couns. MarkTaylor and Jan Harder, Mayor Jim Watson, Couns. Steve Desroches, Marianne Wilkinson and Scott Moffat cut a ceremonial fire hose to celebrate the opening of the new fire station in Barrhaven South on Jan. 10. ing water. His goal is to make the war effort there worthwhile. On the desk – with his computer, charts and letters from the elders, sits a list of the Canadian soldiers we lost in Afghanistan. “Think of all the good we could have done with that money and won the people over, instead of shooting at them,” he said. The first box of school supplies went to the Afghan village last year, and NOW volunteers teamed up with the University of Ottawa’s Afghan Students Association for a children’s winter clothing drive. It takes three volunteers at least 90 minutes on a good day to sort all the clothes he has collected from the different stores – some as far away as Cornwall and Kingston. Some of the clothes go to Afghanistan, some to Jacmel, Haiti, some to shelters in Ottawa and some to places in Nunavut. Irv Osterer, head of the arts department at Merivale High School, received accolades from CHEO on Jan. 24 for his work with the hospital’s Wear Your Bear contest to kick off the annual fundraising campaign. Osterer said he has been encouraging students to participate in the contest since he was a teacher at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in Kanata, nearly 20 years ago. “When I am teaching young graphic designers, part of the process is making sure that they realize they have a social obligation to use their skills to help the community they settle in,” Osterer said. “Each of my students has some connection to CHEO, so the competition is a perfect vehicle to teach

kids how important this is.” In the past 10 years, four of the winners of the design competition have been from Merivale, meaning their image is chosen as that year’s fundraising logo. Jumpstart, a charitable organization that aims to make sure all children have access to sport, launches its 12-month calendar featuring iconic Canadian athletes. Johnathon Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and gold-medal figure skater Kurt Browning are some of the athletes to be featured. Since 2005 the charity has allowed more than 371,000 children nation-wide to participate in summer camps and other recreational activities. Patients at the Queensway Carleton Hospital will get to sample some of the best local foods thanks to a $43,000 provincial grant. The grant was announced at the hospital on Jan. 27, with tasty, locally grown goodies on tap for staff to try out. Mel Foster of Foster Farm in North Gower said he was delighted to be part of the project. The farm will grow some vegetables for the hospital. “It’s important to support our local agriculture not only in food,” Foster said. “Not only in food, but in consumerism as well. There are so many things available in our stores that are from faraway lands that could be just as easily provided locally.” The grant is provided by the province’s Greenbelt Fund – which promotes Ontario food to public and not-for-profit institutions. Thanks to the fund, more Ontario food is being served at daycares, schools, universities

and colleges. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli said there are

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The New Year brought exciting things for the Parkwood Hills Community thanks to the youth advisory group. In January, a group of students from Merivale High School began planning ahead for the year to come. The aim is to provide extra curricular activities for the youth living in the westend neighbourhood. The project is a joint initiative with the Jewish Family Services and the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre.

The city opened the doors of a new $9.2-million fire station in south Barrhaven on Jan. 10. The three-bay station, dubbed no. 47, will also house the Ottawa fire department’s hose repair and maintenance depot. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder said the need for the new station in Barrhaven was decided upon during a 2008 emergency services density study. The study found that due to the increase in the area’s population and because of the geography, more emergency services were required. “This is an exciting day for Barrhaven as we welcome this new fire station and the firefighters that are stationed here to our community,” Harder said, adding that the station will be soon be joined by a recreation complex, an elementary school, parkland and sports fields in the area of Greenbank and Cambrian roads.

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The first thing you notice about Lorne Elliott is the hair. It explodes from the 58year-old comedian’s head in a mass of brown curls that spreads laterally from the circumference of his head, a flattened version of the hairstyle of the Muppets’ scientist Beaker. The mad professor look belies the polished and professional – if just a little bent – mind of one of Canada’s best stand-up comics. Elliott, the former host of CBC Radio’s Madly Off in all Directions, has carefully honed his craft for more than four decades, a career that began in Newfoundland clubs and continued across the network of comedy clubs in both Canada and the United States. On Feb. 4, the humourist will entertain guests at a preValentine’s Day fundraiser, with his show, The Upside of the Downturn. The show is a fundraiser for the Friends of Hospice Ottawa, a volunteer group that provides palliative care in west Ottawa and helps people facing lifethreatening illnesses. “It is a good cause,” said Elliot, who first started performing fundraisers for Friends of Hospice Ottawa almost a decade ago. “I think they’re doing good things – it’s really important.”

Ian McSorley donned his best Ottawa 67’s attire on Jan. 16 and proved himself unrivalled in trivia about the Ontario Hockey League hockey team – nabbing him the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan title. The contest was held at the Barrhaven Town centre and the win puts McSorley in a draw with other BMO ultimate fans from across the locales in the OHL for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2012 Memorial Cup – to be held in Shawinigan, Que. The contest marks the branch’s new, four-year partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, including the OHL and its member teams. The three finalists, all decked out in their 67’s best, were chosen by a panel of judges: 67’s players Tyler Toffoli, Shane Price, Dalton Smith and Marc-Anthony Zanetti. The trio of contestants was then tested with trivia questions provided by the team.

Kareem Alli was found guilty of dangerous driving causing death in relation to a street race that killed Mother Teresa Catholic High School student Christian Williams in June 2010. The decision came down on Feb. 1 from Ontario Court Justice David Paciocco. Williams, 18, was killed two days shy of graduating high school after his Honda CRX smashed into a lamppost on Claridge Drive on June 22, 2010. Alli, who was driving a Ford Mustang on the day of crash, was charged in September 2010 with criminal negligence and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, in relation to the incident.

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Parkmount Power teammates Doug Moss and one of his sons, Layton, 11, prepare to face the Do It For Daron team in the semi-finals during the Hockey Day in Ward 9 roundrobin shinny tournament on Feb. 11. Fourteen teams participated in the second annual event, which was hosted at the Manordale and Trend-Arlington rinks. Parkmount Power won the 2012 tournament 5-1 over Jordy Wings. FEBRUARY

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Barrhaven resident Hélène Campbell looked to Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to spread the word about the important of being an organ donor. The effort is especially important to Campbell, who has just moved to Toronto to await a lung transplant that could save her life. Campbell, along with a group of friends responsible

for a website that profiles her challenges with a degenerative lung disease, urged everyone to tweet #BeAnOrganDonor to @justinbieber between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Jan. 19. Two days later, Bieber retweeted the message with “i got u. #BeAnOrganDonor.” Later he asked he urged his 16.5 million followers to spread the word for Campbell and be an organ donor. Campbell discovered she had a degenerative lung disease after a hike on a camping trip with friends left her so winded a friend had to carry her back. Following the trip, Campbell was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – there is scarring on her lungs that impairs the elasticity and makes it difficult to breathe in fully.

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ment’s Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program – which matches new innovative products with government departments in need of them. Nepean-Carleton MPP Pierre Poilievre announced that Solana had prequalified at the company’s Moodie Drive office on Feb. 3. “Supporting Canada’s economy is our number one priority,” Poilievre said. “Today’s announcement is great news for the workers at Solana Networks. Our government is putting its support behind their innovation designed right here in Nepean.” Solana president Nabil Seddigh likened the technology to traffic cameras on a highway, trying to extract a handful of incidents from millions of cars. “When a company’s cyber security is compromised it can shut things down for days,” he said. “This lets you know about the threat at day zero.” The $40-million commercialization program is managed by Public Work’s office of small and medium enterprises.

Anna Clement and Reshma Dalial are learning about civic engagement thanks to a petition. The two co-presidents of the student council at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School are demanding the province fast-track expansion of the school, which opened in 2009. The school – which has yet to have any students in Grade 12 – is already bursting at the seams, with nearly 1,400 students at a school designed to accommodate 1,300. Clement said that she and some other students have already managed to collect 500 signatures during two different lunch hours in advance of the petition launch. Parents with children in crisis will now have a road map to help them navigate the city’s mental health services thanks to a Suicide Safer Ottawa summit held at Ben Franklin Place in Nepean on Feb. 8. The summit brought together people from more than 40 service organizations to talk about supports that are already in place and what can be done to prevent future youth suicide. The talk, which took place on Bell Let’s Talk Day, which raised money for mental health issues, also resulted in a tool kit called Know What To Do, which provided tips and resources for parents whose children are in crisis. Dr. Ian Manion, the executive director of the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, said prolonged negative moods and changes of behaviour are warning signs. Myron Khatheer, a 21-yearold who started work with the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) after running away from home, said his work has helped him to see the signs. “Suicide awareness is a huge issue,” he said. “It happens a lot and there are always signals to spot.”

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A grand re-opening will be on Feb. 17 for members to take tours, review fitness goals, watch demonstrations and have a coffee. There will be free access to the weights and cardio rooms that day, as well as a free swim. Diving, synchronized swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving demonstrations will happen throughout the day, as well as special activities during the swim period. The upper gym was closed from Nov. 14 to Dec. 2 for renovations, including new resistance machines, benches, barbells, paint and lighting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chosen a day where the (public) schools are closed, so we do expect that families will be coming over to use the pool,â&#x20AC;? said fitness co-ordinator Kristy Kilcup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to show them some of the improvements that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made to the gym.â&#x20AC;? A proposed condo complex for Merivale Road has been approved by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning committee. The complex, which would be on the 1.5-hectare lot opposite Merivale Mall, would include two 12-storey apartment buildings with 282 units, as well as a five-storey

retirement home with 120 units. The rezoning was required because the height of the buildings was about three metres taller than the original zoning for the site allowed. The change was approved by the planning committee on Feb. 14 and could go to council as early as Feb. 22 said Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli. The community has met with the developer a couple of times and the design plans have seen some changes thanks to public comment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The setback of the towers has been changed so they are a little further from the Crystelle building,â&#x20AC;? Egli said, referring to an adjacent complex. The plans include 290 underground parking spaces and 79 surface spaces. Vehicles would reach the site via Family Brown Lane or by using one of two right-in, right-out accesses: one on Merivale and one on Grant Carman Drive. Egli said the developer has also agreed to give the city $40,000 for four street lights to be placed on Grant Carman. The Fudge family finally has some peace after a jury returned a guilty verdict in the case of Charlie Manasseri, the man accused of end-

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FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON “Last year, my son was 6 years old. One night, while he was brushing his teeth, he looked up at me and told me what he wanted for Christmas. He said that even though he didn’t believe in Santa anymore, he still wished for a toy car. It was one of those cars that climbs walls, turns over and just keeps going and going. He told me that he knew he wasn’t going to get it because we couldn’t afford it. I was devastated. My little boy wasn’t asking for much, but he was right; we didn’t have the means to get this for him”. This story is from a mother who has received help from the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. Due to external circumstances beyond her control, life wasn’t what she had envisioned for her children. When her worker found out about her situation, she immediately went to the volunteers who manage the Holiday Gift Program in search of this toy. After a few days, the toy was found and a call was made to Mom. Mom was in tears, because she finally got a chance to make her little boy’s wish come true. After the holidays, the worker received a voicemail explaining how this little boy, Christmas morning, opened his gift and started jumping for joy, squealing with excitement. Mom said when she tucked her little boy in that night, he thanked her, told her it was the best day ever and that now, he BELIEVED! This is just one example of how together, we can make a difference. If you could see the children’s faces light up when they open their gifts or the smile spread across their face from ear to ear, you would be witness to the magical moments the holiday season can bring. On behalf of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO), thank you to all who have given their time, money and commitment to the children, youth and families of our community. This year, CASO received more than 9,000 gifts from over 140 organizations, businesses, schools and individuals. We’ve had approximately 10 volunteers donate over 850 hours collecting, sorting and preparing these gifts for pick-up. Year after year, we have the chance to see firsthand what your contributions mean to children, youth and families. We are humbled by your generosity.

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BARRHAVEN - YEAR IN REVIEW In light of the end of 2012, I would like to take this time to reflect on everything we have accomplished this year in the ward.

STRANDHERD ARMSTRONG BRIDGE - PROGRESS CONTINUES I am pleased to report that work continues to progress on the StrandherdArmstrong Bridge site. Welding of the arches is ongoing and arch pieces continue to arrive at the site as needed. 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 standards. The bridge remains scheduled to be opened to traffic by August 31st, 2013. To see pictures or for information on the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge, please visit: www.stevedesroches.ca.

JOCKVALE ROAD CONSTRUCTION Since I was elected in 2006, residents have regularly reminded me of the need to upgrade Jockvale Road. I have consistently heard that cycling and walking paths, better traffic conditions, and increased road safety, among other things, are extremely important to this community. Due to the efforts of Councillor Harder and myself, we have ‘fast tracked’ this project on the request of the community and its association. For the safety of residents, a traffic light will be installed at the Jockvale Road/ Riverstone Drive/Abetti Ridge intersection in the early New Year. This will be a two year project, where construction began July 2012 and is scheduled to end late 2013

CHAPMAN MILLS DRIVE INTERSECTIONS – IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED I am pleased to report that City officials have developed a plan to add traffic lights to the various intersections along Chapman Mills Drive and plans to create transit-only lanes in the median along parts of the corridor. As part of the first phase of this project, the intersections of Leamington Way, Clearbrook Drive and Beatrice Drive will be modified to include traffic signals and transit-only lanes in the center median. Designs for the modified intersections and median work along Chapman Mills Drive will begin in 2013 and construction will take place over the 2013 and 2014 construction seasons. As ridership grows, future plans are for a complete Bus Rapid Transit system along the full length of the median on Chapman Mills Drive.

OTHER CITY INITIATIVES s #ITY#OUNCILAPPROVEDTHEBUDGETFORTHATDELIVERSTHELOWESTTAX change in six years – 2.09% s #ITYWIDE TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE TO BUILD AND IMPROVE OUR ROADS sidewalks and cycling networks, the revitalization of Lansdowne Park, and Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit project s "ARRHAVEN3OUTH2ECREATION#OMPLEXCONSTRUCTIONISUNDERWAY WITHAN expected completion in late 2014 s 3TONECREST0ARKSPLASHPADANDPLAYSTRUCTUREOPENEDTOTHEPUBLICTHIS past summer, including an accessibility swing s #ONSTRUCTIONHASBEGUNONTHE#HAPMAN-ILLS$RIVE#OMMUNITY"UILDING and will be open to residents for use in 2013 s .EWANDEXPANDEDPARKSTOBECOMPLETEDIN INCLUDING"ARCHAM Ventanna, and Clearwater Park These and many other projects made 2012 a great year for our ward. I look forward to having many of our important projects completed in 2013 and for the continued improvements in the Barrhaven area.

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve. Please do not drink and drive this holiday season. There are many alternate transportation choices, from the free OC Transpo service after 11pm to Operation Red Nose (www.operationrednoseOttawa.com) who will bring you and your vehicle home safely.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! From my family to yours, I would like to wish each and every one of a very Happy New Year. At this time of year, we all take a moment to look back at the blessings in our lives and I would like to thank you all for the honour to serve you at City Hall. I look forward to renewing friendships, meeting new acquaintances, and working together in 2013. I wish all the best to all of you this holiday season.

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Laureen Harper is pictured with the cat Iris at the Ottawa Humane Society clinic in Nepean on March 7. Harper was serving as a recovery volunteer following the cat’s spay operation. She was there to highlight the fundraising efforts of the OHS’ upcoming furball, which will raise money for the humane society’s clinic and surgeries.

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“Twenty per cent of children and youth in Canada suffer from a diagnosable psychiatric disorder,” she said. It’s alarming wåhen you think of the number of children that would affect. Hopefully with the help of the people in this room we can do something about that.” Paquette described the different levels of support in the school community and the type of support each level can provide. After the most visible players – the teaching staff – students have access to their school’s special education and student services departments. “Certainly there are the social workers, psychologists and behavioural consultants who provide clinical support, but we also have educational staff who can provide support in preparing to meet the needs of the child,” Paquette said. A Carleton University music professor by day and drummer for an instrumental trio band at night, Jesse Stewart has snared himself a Juno Award nomination. Stewart was in Toronto for the announcement on Feb. 7 that his band, Stretch Orchestra, has been nominated in the Instrumental Album of the Year category. “It is a great honour and at some level it is also a validation of the work we’ve been doing as musicians,” said Stewart. Bandmate and cello per-

former Matt Brubeck was with Stewart for the announcement. Both immediately phoned country the group’s guitarist, Kevin Breit. The band has been together for six years, forming in 2006 in Guelph, Ont. In 2008 Stewart moved to Nepean to take a position as a music professor at Carleton University, teaching music composition. The band stayed together, recording the album in their spare time. “The way it mostly works is we meet at the gig and during sound check, one of us will say, ‘Hey I have an idea for a tune,’ and it goes from there,” Stewart said. One man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Bells Corners during the early morning hours of Feb. 16. The acident occurred at 1:22 a.m. in the 100 block of Robertson Road, near Westcliffe Road. The driver of the vehicle was trapped in the wreckage. Paramedics treated the patient as firefighters worked to extricate the man. The 28-year-old driver sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and despite the paramedics’ best efforts the patient was pronounced dead at scene. Police have charged one man for a shooting outside a west end nightclub during the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 11. See BRIDGE, page 17


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includes Jessica Schryer of Barrhaven, Devon Clarke from Orleans, Laura Butterworth, Kimberly Crowder, Courtney Hampel, and Katie Lochead, all from Nepean – are hosting a country-themed event at the Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse & Saloon in Kanata on March 8, starting at 7 p.m.

Police have charged one man for a shooting outside a west end nightclub during the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 11. Ottawa police were called to the bar located on the 1900 block of Merivale Road shortly after 1 a.m., after an alleged clash between two groups led to the shots being fired. One person was injured but the injuries were non-life threatening and not related to the gunfire, said police. MARCH

The company contracted to build the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge is in receivership, the city has learned. In a statement issued on March 20, the city said this was the result of actions by creditors in recent days. According to the press release, the city plans to work with the courts and the receiver to ensure the protection of the interests of the residents of Ottawa. The Bolton, Ont.-based contractor beat out four rival companies in 2010 to build the eight-lane StrandherdArmstrong Bridge across the Rideau River to link the communities of Riverside South and Barrhaven. When contacted by phone on March 20, a representative from the company said Concreate USL would not make a statement at that time. Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper volunteered to comfort a cat who had just had surgery at the Ottawa Humane Society’s Nepean facility on March 7. The visit also coincided with an announcement that Harper was to be the honorary chair of the annual Furball fundraising gala. The goal was $175,000. The event brought in $170,000 the year before. Bruce Roney, the executive director of the Humane Society, said because of the larger facility there is more room for surgeries. The increased space and surgery rooms allowed for more animals to be adopted. Roney said at the older facility on Champagne Avenue some animals wouldn’t have been deemed adoptable due to medical reasons. With the close of March comes the end to the largest fundraising campaign at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The campaign – which raised $35 million to help fund the hospital’s expansion – will be celebrated with a breakfast at the Brookstreet Ho-

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tel on March 30, with former police chief Vern White set to be the keynote speaker. Probably best described as the community hospital that could, the Queensway Carleton has the busiest emergency department in the catchment of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, which stretches from Deep River to Hawkesbury. “We have one of the fastest growing and fastest aging populations in the country,” said the hospital’s chief executive Tom Schonberg. “Most hospitals expand every 10 to 15 years or so,” he said. “When we began our expansion project we hadn’t had any expansion for 24 years.” The Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata rocked the boat on March 22 with their annual fundraiser. The crowd packed the Holiday Inn dining room on Kanata Avenue during the dinner and silent auction. It was the service club’s second foray into the nautical themed fundraiser. Last year the festivities took place at the Nepean Sailing Club. The organization take months, with members of the club scouring

local businesses for donations to the silent auction. This year, there were Ottawa Senators tickets up for grabs, along with a week-long stay at a cottage, opened ended Air Canada tickets and a gift basket from Rinaldos among other things. Ottawa police have issued a description of a suspect after a cellphone outlet was robbed on March 27. At about 7:10 p.m., a man approached the employee at a cellphone kiosk situated on the 3200 block of Greenbank Road. A note was passed to the employee making a demand for cellular phones. The suspect fled with a number of phones. There were no injuries. The Ottawa police robbery unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. He is described as being a white male, 220 pounds with a husky build, in his late 20s. The Rideau Carleton Raceway could experience “catastrophic” changes after the province approved a proposal from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to end the

slots at racetracks program across Ontario. On March 12, the provincial government announced a number of changes to the way OLG operates, including the cancellation by March 2013 of the revenue-sharing agreement that pays racetracks millions of dollars to host slot machines at their facilities. OLG will also be able to choose locations “more strategically” in the future. Relying on private sector bidders, this would encourage placing casinos in urban and downtown areas “where customers are,” according to the OLG’s strategic business review. Students from Algonquin College are aiming to lasso funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation with their country-themed Wild Wild Wish fundraiser. The event, being hosted by a team of seven event management students, is part of the class’s curriculum. “This truly is a win-win for everyone,” said Robert Anderson, one of the students hosting the event. “Especially the deserving kids that get their wishes granted.” Anderson and his group – which

A young man sitting on a toilet placed on the ice at Britannia Beach was part of Ecology Ottawa’s push to have the federal government include money for the Ottawa River Action Plan in its 2012 budget. “Every year, there’s 400 million litres of untreated sewage getting dumped into this river,” said Graham Saul, chairman of Ecology Ottawa. “It’s a serious problem, but we have a solution.” The city’s Ottawa River Action Plan would help clean up the river, but Ecology Ottawa members said that the plan needs additional funds from the federal and provincial level in order to happen. With the 2012 federal budget fast approaching, Saul said it’s time to ask the government for help. “They have money for jets, jails and oil subsidies,” he said. The group also collected 750 signatures on a letter to all of the area members of Parliament asking them to ensure funding in the upcoming budget. Ecology Ottawa also distributed email responses from area MPs, including Pierre Poilievre of NepeanCarleton. “Through the Economic Action Plan, the federal government provided the City of Ottawa with an unprecedented $600 million to spend on its priorities,” Poilievre wrote in the email. “The city decided it would use the funds for its stated number one priority: transit.” Poilievre added in the email that cleaning up the river remains a priority for the federal government. “We wished the city shared that priority,” he wrote. However Saul said the comments were “unfair” and “inappropriate.” “We think it’s inappropriate to be suggesting that the clean up is not a priority for the city of Ottawa,” he said. “They’ve come up with a plan and now we need the federal and provincial government to step forward. The federal government, in a couple of weeks, has the opportunity to help the people of Ottawa clean up this river.” See UNDERUSED, page 18

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While many observers viewed the impending federal budget as a dark cloud looming over the public service, job cuts were not as deep as expected in the budget released March 30. But tough times are still anticipated as the Conservative government looks to trim 19,200 jobs, or 4.8 per cent of the federal workforce. As the largest employer by far in the capital region, the federal public service cuts will be felt in Ottawa more so than any other place in Canada, says the union that represents public service workers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still unclear how many of those 19,200 jobs will be eliminated in this city. But John Gordon, national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, dismissed Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Bairdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent claim that the cuts to jobs in the capital region would only amount to around 4,800. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe the numbers are greater than the 4,800,â&#x20AC;? Gordon said. APRIL

Leslie Park Public School and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School could be in jeopardy if the province makes good on a warning to stop subsidizing under-utilized schools. Leslie Park is currently sitting at 39 per cent capacity, meaning that the funding formula could put the school that was built in the 1960s at risk of closure. Superintendent of facilities for the public board, Michael Carson, said that when Leslie Park school was built it was probably at capacity, but as time passed the demographics of the area changed as local residents got older, with fewer children in the neighbourhood. When a school is under capacity, the province â&#x20AC;&#x153;tops upâ&#x20AC;? the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funding by up to 20 per cent to pay for things like a principal and an administrator. Carson said the board isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure yet what would happen if that funding were to disappear. Barrhaven resident HĂŠlène Campbell, who became

Coun. Jan Harder challenged her decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How does she know how much it would cost to rebuild?â&#x20AC;? Harder asked, adding there was no study done and no accommodation review. Harder said that Blackburn made the decision without doing her homework and hoped that the trustee will change her mind in the next two weeks.

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Donna Watson-Elliot, manager of the victim crisis unit at the Ottawa police is pictured with Ruth Campbell, the co-ordinator of the victimology program answer questions at the event held at the college on April 24 to honour National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.

known for advocacy around organ donor programs, is recovering from a double-lung transplant. The 20-year-old was diagnosed with a degenerative lung disease last July. By October, her lung function had been reduced to 24 per cent. Despite being tethered to an oxygen tank, the plucky, would-be film student maintained a positive attitude, enlisting the support of pop star Justin Beiber through a Twitter campaign and appearing on an episode of Ellen via Skype. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so easy and it saves lives,â&#x20AC;? Campbell said earlier of organ donation while in Toronto waiting for news of a match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A transplant will give me a second chance.â&#x20AC;?

and the elderly. Don Courts, who will be touring with the comedy shows to benefit police and firefighter associations across the country, said the event is always a success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea actually came from the police officer association and the firefighters saw how successful it was and jumped on board,â&#x20AC;? Courts said. Courts, who is retired from the board of the Toronto Police Association said organizing the shows gives him something to do and helps him to give back to the community. Courts said the Sportsplex is a good venue because it seats about 500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shows have mostly sold out in the past.

A trio of comedians will hit the stage at the Nepean Sportsplex on April 14 to benefit the children and seniors. Mark Walker, Paul Haywood and Nile Seguin will be performing two shows on April 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and will benefit the Ottawa Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund, which supports local charities in the community that help children

A Barrhaven public school trustee is standing her ground after a decision made at an April 11 committee meeting prompted calls for her resignation. Blackburn voted in favour of a $15-million rebuild of Broadview Public School, rather than the staff recommendation of $4 million in repairs. Blackburn, who represents

Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale, said she was looking at the long term. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The costs for renovation are only to keep it up to a minimum standard,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that it would be likely the board would likely have to pour money into the 85-yearold school for a number of years to keep it running. But Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod and Barrhaven

City staff will present a preferred option for the site of the former St. Thomas school on Leeming Drive to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finance and economic development committee (FEDco) on May 1. The public was initially presented with three options for the site next to Maki Park after collecting 500 signatures when the school closed in 2009 to retain the space for community use. The first option was estimated by city staff to cost $4.3 million and would see a levy to area households in the amount of $374 for 10 years. If selected this option would seen the whole building renovated and all the land retained. The second option was to keep only the gymnasium and a few of the classrooms and sell off the rest of the building. The cost was estimated at $3.9 million and would come with a levy of $335 for 10 years. The last option has no levy but retains none of the former school building. It would sell off the land â&#x20AC;&#x201C; except for a 1,200-square-metre chunk adjacent to Maki Park. The cost was estimated at $220,000.

Bay Coun. Mark Taylor said the third option was his preference because there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t community support for a levy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At least this way we have the land to build a community building or add on to Maki House at a later date,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding he would work with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parks and recreation department to get Crystal Beach on the infrastructure priority list for a community building. Algonquin College teamed up with the Ottawa police victim unit and the federal department of justice for a workshop called Partnering with victims of crime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Foundations for life long growth on April 27. Students, social workers, police officers and the federal ombudsman for victims of crime were among those who got a chance to listen to a clinical psychologist talk about a victim-centred approach. The victimology program is fairly new, with this year marking the second class of students. Ruth Campbell, the co-ordinator of the program, said the goal of the one-day workshop was to give people knowledge of the right types of approaches when dealing with victims of crime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that we have consistent approaches,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope that when people leave here today they know more when they came.â&#x20AC;? See BASEBALL, page 20





       

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of projects listed for each city neighbourhood, some of which have stayed on the books, uncompleted, since the 1950s and ‘60s. At first, some councillors wanted to divvy up the money so they could each have control over which small measures get completed in their wards. But council voted down that plan in favour of letting the city’s traffic engineering experts decide what to fix. On April 4, the transportation committee signed off on $2.5 million in funding to fix localized traffic issues. Area traffic management project manager Bob Streicher said the money will go a long way. “The $2.5 million that has been provided will make a dramatic difference,” he said. “(It will enable us to) address the projects that we haven’t been able to do.” The Nepean Corona School of Gymnastics hosted the provincial championship this past weekend at the new CE Centre on Uplands Drive. The meet was a success, meshing the girls and boys competitions for the first time ever at the provincial meet. “I had a vision to make it really special for the kids,” said meet director Agnes Laing. “Those kids deserve it.” The club has been planning the championship for months in a joint effort between coaches, staff, and parents. They

aimed to add all the special “extras” the kids aren’t always used to seeing. One of those extras included instant playback on a large screen in the competition hall, organized by parent Tim Zakutney. Laing said that is typically only seen by Ontario gymnasts who would compete at an international level. “That was a highlight for me, when the kids walked in, just to see their faces,” Laing said. The biggest concern for the club was the competition’s set-up, but the trade show design of the CE centre meant they had it done hours ahead of schedule. The meet organizing committee was made up of Liang, Penny Fyfe, Sarah Ritskes, Tammy Cromwell, Stephanie Goliss and Jocelyne Gagnon. Liang said there was extra help from Zakutney, who provided audio-visual support, and parent Vicki LeFort, who took care of the decorating. Residents got a sneak peek at Minto’s plans for a former school site at 70 Fieldrow St. on April 26. Jack Stirling, Minto’s vice-president said the developer met with the owners of the Canadian Montessori Academy in the fall. Minto wants to build 74 units on the one-hectare site. The meeting was to gauge public opinion on the proposal. See STUDENTS, page 23

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tor the bears migration and hunting patterns. “She learned so much from that,” Olivia’s mother, Julie said. By February she had already talked to five classes at her school, prompting a school-wide art project about the polar bear. On May 10, the Clement family held a raffle at the school with more clay figurines and an original painting made by Olivia’s mom and local artist Julie. They brought in another $180 for the cause. On May 11, Olivia and her mother awarded one student from every class a loot bag filled with knick knacks from the WWF. They also handed out a polar bear adoption kit and donated the polar bear painting to one lucky student.

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Algonquin College hosted nearly 100 grade 10 and 11 students on May 1 so they could learn about careers in paramedicine, policing and firefighting. Norm Bruce, chair of the college’s police and public safety institute said women are still under-represented in the field of emergency services. “The Women in Uniform event at Algonquin College will promote an environment whereby grades 10 and 11 female high school students can feel comfortable in talking to female college students, college faculty and emergency service professionals about career opportunities and educational pathways,” Bruce said in a press release. Staff Sgt. Lynne Turnbull, who organized the presentation by the Ottawa police, said she has been on the job for 27 years. “It’s a great job, but I think a lot of women don’t see it as something for them,” she said. “This is kind of like a professional show and tell.”

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The management of the Centrepointe Theatre is looking to expand use of the new 253-seat studio theatre. The space saw 26 events during the inaugural year, which was kicked off by a performance of Hamlet by the Ottawa Shakespeare Company (OSC) last May. “The space officially opened in the fall, but we made a deal with the OSC for a break in the rent to work out some of the kinks,” said Allan Sansom, the portfolio manager at Centrepointe Theatre. Right now the space is available for six hours at a rate of $287, with additional charges for personnel. Sansom said the room could be operated with as little as one person. When the Centrepointe Theatre was built, there were always plans for a second, smaller space for local emerging talent.

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Police officers demonstrate the physical side of their jobs during The Women in Uniform event at Algonquin College on May 1. The project was one of thousands of economic stimulus projects across the province and the country in recent years. The provincial and federal governments each committed $4 million toward the project through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The city also kicked in $4 million thanks to a grant of $363,636 and a low-interest loan of $3.6 million from the Green Municipal Fund and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities respectively. Olivia Clement, a Grade 3 student at St. Andrew Catholic School in Barrhaven, con-

tinues to do what she can to preserve the arctic habitat of polar bears. Olivia began making clay polar bear figurines in October and sold them to friends, family and community members to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) polar bear campaign. Thanks to a $1-million campaign in partnership with Coca Cola, her $200 was matched. Olivia has since adopted her very own polar bear, which was fitted with a tracking collar and will be monitored via satellite. Now the eight-year-old is something of an expert. Thanks to the WWF, Ol-

ivia was able to talk with polar bear biologist Geoff York, who has actually been to the arctic and worked at developing tracking devices to moni-

After more than 30 years in the city’s west end, Bayshore Shopping Centre doesn’t want to show its age. The mall will be getting a $200-million facelift from its owners Ivanhoé Cambridge. The shopping centre’s expansion – announced at a red-carpet event at the mall on May 25 – will take place over the next three-and-a-half years. The plans include boosting the retail space by 14,900 square metres and adding 56 new stores, with the notable addition of U.S. retail chain Target. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli said the company’s investment in the city is an example of economic recovery. “The manager of the mall is like the mayor of a small city,” Chiarelli said, noting the mall

employs 3,000 people in fulland part-time positions. “The addition of another 400 jobs is great news for the city as a whole and for the west end particularly,” he said. The mall will remain open during the phased construction. Most of the expansion will take place on the northern side of the property, in place of an existing parking tower. The makeover will mean moving and expanding the food court and nearly tripling its seating area as well as increasing parking space by 10 per cent in a new five-level garage. A west Ottawa man is not only recovering from the aftereffects of a seizure, but also from injuries he says he sustained after being restrained by police. Gord Saucier, an independent contractor, began to exhibit signs of a seizure in the early hours of May 21. His girlfriend Kathleen Connerty said that she was awakened at 4 a.m. by Saucier who was moving around erratically. Connerty said she turned the lights on and Saucier wouldn’t respond. “He was making noises in his mouth, like he was trying to swallow his tongue,” Kathleen said, adding that she went upstairs and then 911 was called. Saucier was unresponsive once paramedics arrived according to Connerty, who said they left the stretcher outside of the house on Lawn Avenue and went into Saucier’s basement bedroom to assess him. See KNIGHT, page 24

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hat was left of the Christmas tree, was dragged out to the back of the woodshed. Standing in the kitchen, in the farthest corner, away from the Findlay Oval, was not enough to save the sprigs of the Spruce tree, most of which had been swept up and fed into the fire box. The decorations, loops of silver rope, saved year after year, the clip-on candle holders, which always terrified Mother, so sure was she the whole place would go up in smoke, and the few felt animals we attached to the branches, were finally wrapped in issues of the Renfrew Mercury and packed away for another year. It was time to get back to the Saturday night house parties. In the summer time, most of the community activities centred around the church, but in the winter, socializing was done in the homes. I loved the Saturday night house parties. No formal invitations were necessary, and it was beyond me how anyone knew where the party was being held. My much older, and wiser sister Audrey said she was sure Central would simply start ringing everyone who had a phone, and told them where the next party was tak-

MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories ing place. At that time in my life, I thought that was a perfect explanation. Of course, the house had to be cleaned from top to bottom too. Even the bedrooms upstairs had to be readied... thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the youngest of us ended up. Neighbours started coming early in the evening. Horses and sleighs lined up in the yard. Enough food would be brought to feed half of Renfrew County. Sandwiches filled 11 quart baskets which had been lined with spanking clean flour bag tea towels. These were of the simplest kind...roast pork and beef, and egg salad. Canned salmon was unheard of. Anyone who wanted to be real fancy, brought bologna, which was my very favourite. Before anyone arrived, Mother would have the big shiny kettle boiling and at least two white aluminum tea pots simmering with green tea

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was just laying there and she was testing his sugar levels and stuff when he kind of sat up,â&#x20AC;? Connerty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Babe you have to lie down,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but you could tell by his eyes that he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really hearing or seeing anything.â&#x20AC;? It was then that Saucier stood up and made what Connerty described as a swatting motion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when he (a responder) grabbed him and pinned him to the chair,â&#x20AC;? Connerty said, adding she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure if the first officer was a paramedic, firefighter or police officer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They knocked the girl (paramedic) into the closet and she was in there calling for backup,â&#x20AC;? Connerty said. The scene that followed was chaos from as officers attempted to subdue a semiconscious Saucier. A Quebec man dressed as a knight attracted a lot of attention on the TransCanada Trail between Bells Corners and Bridlewood on Friday, May 11. Several people rushed up to the St-Pacome, Que. resident as his horse trotted along the recreational pathway, usually home only to pedestrians, cyclists and runners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want a picture!â&#x20AC;? shouted several passerbys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my God! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a horse on the TransCanada Trail, and, oh my God, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a knight on his back!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Vincent Gabriel Kirouac, who started his cross-country journey on horseback in April. The 23-year-old man said he was a little worried heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d miss an appointment to meet the children at the Kanata Montessori School in Glen Cairn that afternoon. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal had arranged overnight lodgings for him at the Sunset Farms, in Stittsville later that day, and had asked Kirouac if he could drop by to meet the students at the private school. The international Occupy movement points at the one per cent that holds wealth beyond the reach of the remaining 99 per cent, but Barrhaven turns those numbers upside down. In south Nepean, about one per cent of the population needs assistance from the Barrhaven Food Cupboard and the other 99 per cent show their generosity by filling the shelves and donating cash. And while most organizations hope to grow, volunteers at the food cupboard hope for the opposite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our preference is to get smaller and smaller,â&#x20AC;? said volunteer Ken Lee. Instead demand for ser-

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Step X Step was the theme for the 21st annual dance showcase held by the Ottawa Catholic School Board at St. Paul High School on May 8. Schools from across the city participated in the event. vices increases most years and the cupboard is outgrowing its home at the Barrhaven United Church. The cupboard started operating as part of a church organization based in Bells Corners before becoming a committee of the local United Church in 1985. Now the cupboard is being spun off to stand as its own organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This teenager has grown and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for him to leave home,â&#x20AC;? said Sara Surjadinata, the current chairwoman of the church committee that runs the BFC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realized we needed to get into the community more. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t manage to do it alone.â&#x20AC;? Surjadinata said she was very encouraged to see more than 50 people at the cupboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever general meeting on May 1 at the Barrhaven Legion. The evening saw the first board elected, including president Ken Ross. Officials gathered at the future site of a new historical centre that will house archives and research on the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War to break ground on May 23 to mark the beginning of construction on the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very meaningful project for Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian

Canadians,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Chiarelli, member of provincial parliament for Ottawa WestNepean as the groundbreaking ceremony opened. The Italian Canadian Historical Centre will be built at Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Villa Marconi and will be built as an expansion of the Villa Marconi library. The start of the project follows the announcement of $243,600 in provincial funding. The centre has also received funds from community contributions including volunteers and donations, as well as money from the City of Ottawa and federal government. JUNE

Natalie Rose Shearer, 2, as hit by a minivan on Cymbeline Drive on June 21 while walking behind the stroller with her mother, Jennifer, and sister Grace. She darted out onto the road, was hit by the van and suffered life-threatening head, chest and internal injuries. Jennifer described the incident as a motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst nightmare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was severe brain damage,â&#x20AC;? Jennifer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure she was going to survive.â&#x20AC;? See PARENTS, page 37


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

Through Dec. 24 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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to our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner dance, Monday, Dec. 31 at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. Happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m., catered beef and turkey buffet and dessert. Bar service and party favours at

The Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd., hosts its New Year’s Eve Party. Reception starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Roast beef buffet, southern fried chicken and much more. Music will be provided by DJ Bytown Boogie. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the branch. For details, call 613-591-5570.

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Parents upset with overflowing schools Continued from page 24

Danielle Denisko won for female dancer; she also won for choreography, along with Chloe Gill. The school also received accolades in the new category of marketing and publicity. Jaelen Truong, Victoria Beales, Ruby Pascoe, Jenna Perclick and Evan Grice were the recipients. Cynthia Wood, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama teacher, said the students created a 12-episode, behind-the-scenes look at the production accessible on YouTube dubbed Fame Diaries. Barrhaven public school parents threatened a mass exodus to the Catholic board on June 14 if the overďŹ&#x201A;ow at LongďŹ elds Davidson Heights Secondary School (LDHSS) forces their kids to go to Merivale or South Carleton high schools. The parents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; headed by LDHSS parent council co-chairs Taz Mawji and Lauralee Comeau â&#x20AC;&#x201C; spoke to the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business services committee. Donna Blackburn, the trustee for Barrhaven, said putting students at the two high schools was plan B. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Staff was looking at it as an alternative if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the funding from the province for the expansion,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately no one wants to see the kids shipped out of their community.â&#x20AC;? The LDHSSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansion has been placed ďŹ fth on the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital priorities list, but there is still no guaranteed funding from the

province. Mawji said she understands the need for alternatives, but feels the community should have been contacted for their ideas on an interim solution. The report to the community by staff said in the interest of providing a business case to the province, it would be best to discount Merivale and South Carleton as possible solutions to the problem of overcrowding in Barrhaven. In October, LDHSS was already 100 students over itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,350 theoretical capacity and Mawji said she expects it to grow for the coming school year. Merivaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capacity is 1,362 students. In October there were 800. South Carletonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student body reached 1,239 in October and the school can hold 1,344. Mawji said by this fall LDHSS will have 24 portables and will likely need a minimum of 34 by the following year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the council is pushing for the expansion to be in place by September 2013. Sending students to Merivale wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an issue with the quality of the schools or whether or not there is room, Mawji said, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about keeping cohorts together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making LDHSS a Grade 7 to 8 school and then breaking them up to go to Merivale wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding the school board could reopen the Confederation Education Centre and use that as an intermediate school for the Barrhaven feeder schools. The Confederation Educa-

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Joy Knowles, a Grade 11 student at Merivale High School, is pictured at the Merivale Art Show on June 1 with her project; a Canadian comic book superhero. tion Centre is at Woodroffe Avenue and Hunt Club Road and used to be a high school. Dulux added a little colour to the lives of the residents of Morrison Gardens residents on June 9, thanks to a community initiative. The initiative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; called Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; donates paint and labour to deserving community buildings, schools, libraries and other institutions globally. Dan Battistella, a regional sales manager for Dulux, said Morrison

Gardens Community House was the ďŹ rst project in Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing what a new coat of paint can accomplish,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really brightens things up.â&#x20AC;? Battistella said the crew of about14 got started at 9 a.m. and were ďŹ nished by 2 p.m. the same day. They painted the ďŹ&#x201A;oor in the basement, where the local food bank operates. They also painted the kitchen, the ofďŹ ces upstairs and the space for the homework club.

Residents celebrated the end of a long road at their annual summer fun day held in Qualicum-Graham Park on June 9. The community association â&#x20AC;&#x201C; along with College Coun. Rick Chiarelli and Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hosted family fun and thanked a group of residents and city staff who helped clean up the contaminated site of a former school on Esquimault Avenue. The group kicked off the day with a parade in front of the empty lot where the school once stood, and ended at the new community building in Nanaimo Park. Chiarelli said he remembered when he worked with the community association during one of his terms on Nepean city council to build the ďŹ rst community building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a bit like the Beverly Hillbillies; we discovered oil,â&#x20AC;? he said. The effort to clean up the site lasted another decade and a half, with the city managing to get rid of only a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cup and a halfâ&#x20AC;? of oil, according to Chiarelli. Efforts culminated in 2008, when the council of the day agreed to purchase the land for $2.5 million. The plan was to build a new community centre to house the programming that had been taking place in the vacant school. The city also planned to resell the rest of the lot to be developed with low-proďŹ le bungalows. Look for the second part of our 2012 Year in Review in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EMC.

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Britany is a one year-old black and white spayed female domestic shorthair cat who loves to greet everyone she meets! She was brought to our shelter as a stray on October 15 but is now available for adoption. This lovely lady is full of cuddles and purrs and would make a great addition to your family! Britany is currently at one of our Pet Adoption Locations (PAL). If you are interested in adopting Britany, make sure to swing by Petsmart in Orleans!

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