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EMC news - The city’s second Sensplex arena is officially coming to Beacon Hill. On Dec. 4, the city’s finance committee endorsed a deal with Ottawa Community Ice Partners to replace the aging Potvin Arena in Shefford Park with a new Sensplex, similar to the one the company operates in Kanata. Coun. Tim Tierney, who expressed his desire for a Senplex-like facility when the city issued its request in April, said he couldn’t be happier. “I’m very happy it’s the Sens organization. It’s great news,” Tierney said. “Obviously they have a great track record in the west end of the city.” “Obviously they have name recognition and they have done this before. They know how to operate a facility,” Tierney said. The existing Potvin Arena is a single-pad facility that was built in 1975 and renovated in 1995 and 2007. The arena is situated in the 11-hectare Shefford Park, which includes four soccer fields, three mini fields, three football fields, a beach volleyball area and parking lots. Tierney is a hockey dad, so he knows the east-end arena challenges well. “If you want to hold a tournament in the east end of the city (and) there is no administrative function that can take care of it,” Tierney said. “In the west end, they do it all.” If the new facility is approved, it would likely create some jobs in the east end – a nice bonus, Tierney said.

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Looking up Abdoulaye Samaké, left, and Yann-Alexandre Fillion kick around the ball on Dec. 3 at the dome at Louis Riel. The pair have both made the Montreal Impact’s professional soccer academy, and will start training with the club in the new year. For the full story, see page 2.

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Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce its 2012 United Way workplace campaign has raised a record $201,950 to create lasting change in our community. Through employee donations and corporate matching dollars, Hydro Ottawa’s campaigns have raised more than $1.2 million over the past 12 years. “The enthusiasm of this workforce is outstanding. I am proud to see Hydro Ottawa employees give generously to help the community we serve,” said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. United Way Ottawa supports programs and initiatives that do more than just help people today— they give people the help they need to change their life — for good. Hydro Ottawa’s 2012 campaign included a 10 km relay run, an employee fun day, bake sales and a chilli cook-off. In 2011, Hydro Ottawa’s campaign committee was honoured with a United Way Community Builder Award. Thanks to the leadership of these volunteers and with the support of employees across the company, Hydro Ottawa’s workplace campaign in 2012 is the largest donor among the more than 100 companies in the Construction, Manufacturing and Services Category.

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Orléans teens off to the big leagues Brier Dodge

EMC news – In one heartbeat, Orléans teenagers Abdoulaye Samaké and Yann-Alexandre Fillion realized their lives were about to change. They both received the news they’d been waiting for: they made the Montreal Impact’s professional soccer academy and would be moving across the provincial border in the new year. “Every day I would go, wait, nothing would come,” said Samaké of the call from the team. When the deadline came, he thought he didn’t make it – until his parents took him out for dinner and told him the news. “I had to go to the washroom, splash water on my face to make sure it wasn’t a dream,” he said. Fillion’s father, who received the letter of acceptance by email from the soccer club, was planning on presenting a Montreal Impact scarf to Fillion when he gave him the news. But Fillion had already checked his dad’s email and found the letter. “I called Abdou and we were insanely happy,” he said. Fillion, a Grade 11 student in Louis Riel high school’s sport study program grew up in Chapel Hill and played with the Hull Soccer Association, coached by Sylver Castagnet and Antony Ramel. Samaké, who lives in Convent Glen, is a Grade 10 student at the school and plays with Ottawa South United, coached by Russell Shaw and Jim Lalianos. He came to Canada at age seven from Mali in northeast Africa, and got an early start playing for the Gloucester Hornets.

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Best1 – Abdoulaye Samaké, left, and Yann-Alexandre Fillion were all smiles at Louis Riel on Dec. 3. The pair have both made the Montreal Impact’s professional soccer academy, and will start training with the club in the new year. The high school teammates will have to miss playing in the spring provincial championship with the Louis Riel Rebelles.

“Here, when we’re good, with the under-16 team for six months before moving up we know we’ll play every game,” Samaké said. “The to the under-18 group. The Montreal Impact plays first few months, it’ll be hard in the U.S. Soccer Develop- to get matches. There will be ment Academy league, made constant pressure.” Fillion said the training up of 80 teams from various on the road North American academies. schedule will change too, In January, both will leave Only two of the 80 are from compressed into fewer hours, their families in Orléans to Canada: the Impact and the but more intense. University soccer could move into residence at Ma- Vancouver Whitecaps. It’s going to be quite the happen for either player in rie-Victorin college, where the future,inbut right now it’s step up from their Ottawa the Montreal Impact train. We believe using They’re going to be room- teams, where both are used to just plan B. Both players see SUPERIOR training with the Impact as seeing lots of HEARING playing time on TECHNOLOGY mates, responsible for getting themselves to training, cook- the field. In Montreal, there the first step towards playing a means something greater. soccer professionally. 25 players on theof squad ing, and completing school- are as “It’s the beginning of a – but only 18 will travel and work. dream,” Samaké said. They’ll start by playing compete in each match.

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OC Transpo buses hit by pellets Brier Dodge

EMC news - Two OC Transpo buses had windows damaged on the evening of Dec. 6 while driving in Orléans. Const. Marc Soucy of the Ottawa police said the first incident happened around 8 p.m. near Charlemange Boulevard. Two windows were shot out of the bus as it drove. About an hour and a half later at about 9:30 p.m., a second bus at Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Mockingbird Drive had a window damaged. Police said the incidents involved pellet guns, and that no one was injured in either incident.

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Photos of Jérémie Audette are displayed at a July 13, 2012 renaming of the Portabello splash pad in his memory.

Family hopes jury’s recommendations are adopted paused discussions on proposed amendments to pool enclosure bylaws until the jury issued their recommendations on the topic. In an inquest, the jury is not asked to find fault or hint at any criminal charges, but to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths from happening. “We speak for the dead to protect the living,” coroner Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion said to the jury. “We ask you now to speak for Jérémie Audette.” With files from Alex Boutilier, Metro Ottawa R0011801792


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municipalities regarding pool enclosures, and for realtors to provide information on pool safety. The jury was then given time to deliberate, after hearing from a number of witnesses from the day of Jérémie’s death and experts from a variety of fields. “It wasn’t easy to relive Jérémie’s tragedy,” said his father, Alain Audette, in a Dec. 4 address to the jury. “Jérémie’s life was taken too soon, which is why the Audette family will stay involved (in promoting safety). We hope that Jérémie’s inquest will serve as a valuable life lesson to the public on daycare and water safety.” He said the family hoped “achievable and realistic recommendations would be implemented.” Following the address to the jury, Audette said he felt satisfied that he and wife Melanie had been given ample input into the proposed recommendations. He said there should be an emphasis on non-pool water play for children in daycares, such as sprinklers and splash pads. At the end of the day, the reason for Jérémie’s death fell to supervisory ratios, Audette said. The recommendations officially made by the jury included banning swimming pools, including wading pools, at any private home daycare, matching the ratio of adults to children at both licensed and unlicensed daycares, and requiring all unlicensed daycares to register with the provincial Ministry of Education. Currently, licensed daycare providers must include their own children in total children being cared for, with a cap of five. In unlicensed daycares,

the provider’s own children aren’t counted in the five allowed. Jérémie was in the care of an unlicensed daycare provider who was visiting the home of another unlicensed provider when the accident happened. Audette said that daycares should all need to register and be regulated businesses. The jury also recommended that all pools in the province be completely enclosed, with walls with windows and entrances excluded from counting as enclosed. Jurors heard from the city’s lawyer that city council


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Citizen Advocacy stresses need for volunteers Brier Dodge


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EMC news - Brenda Rose has been on the waiting list for at least three years to get a volunteer match from the group Citizen Advocacy. The group has a long list of Ottawa residents waiting for volunteers to step forward to help out. Citizen Advocacy matches volunteers with people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness and disabilities related to aging. Volunteers – called advocates – help their protégés with things like grocery shopping and banking. Rose, 60, has multiple sclerosis, which affects her mobility, and sense of direction. She lives in rural Cumberland, and can walk 30 to 45 minutes at a time, but is not able to drive. Previously she was matched up with a volunteer who would

go on shopping trips and other outings with Rose. “We’d go shopping, or we’d go out to lunch, out to supper; we’d just go places. It was fun,” Rose said. She enjoys writing poetry, completing a poem every two to three days, and is self-publishing a book. She would like to leave the retirement residence she lives at in Cumberland more often. Currently, she said she can get out of the residence once a week. “We’re stuck out here, out in the country,” she said. “It’s hard to get rides anywhere, and it can be lonely sometimes.” She’d enjoy being matched with a volunteer who could see her once a week, or every two weeks. Rose said any potential matches should be aware that she is a smoker. Besides shopping outings to stores like Walmart or the dollar store, she enjoys going outside. One of her favourite trips

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Ottawa Community Ice Partners will subcontract the day-to-day operations of the arena to a company called Capital Sports Management, Inc. The details aren’t finalized, but the city and Ottawa Community Ice Partners would be looking to have the new arena open by the first half of 2014, Tierney said. City council still needs to give the final approval for the deal on Dec. 19. Construction of the new facility is expected to cost $26 million and will be funded through a loan taken out by Ottawa Community Ice Partners. The company will make annual payments under the 30-year project agreement to service the loan associated with the construction. The city’s financial contribution to the partnership includes use of the land and a loan guarantee of $26 million plus interest over 30 years for the construction and permanent financing of the facility. The city had originally set aside $4.3 million to renovate the aging Potvin Arena at the site. But discussions between community members, the councillor and city staff made it clear that the types of upgrades needed would cost a minimum of $18 million, and building everything the community felt was needed would run around $28 million. That’s when the city decided to put out a request to see if any business was interested in building and running an arena there.


Diamond Jubilee Former Ottawa mayor Jacquelin Holzman, centre, receives the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Holzman currently serves on the board of the National Capital Commission. She received the medal from Marjory LeBretton, leader of the government in the Senate, left, and Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird.

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Teeny tiny treasures a big hit Michelle Nash

EMC news - Sometimes it can be the littlest thing that brings strangers together. The Miniature Enthusiasts of Ottawa’s first meeting was held in founder Harriet Farmer’s living room in 1978. Farmer said she started the club because similar clubs existed in Toronto and Montreal, but not in eastern Ontario. “I loved playing within miniatures and thought it would be fun to have our own club in Ottawa,” Farmer said. The Miniature Enthusiasts of Ottawa held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 5, with the likes of Santa Claus himself turning out for the festivities. The group welcomes dollhouse enthusiasts, craftspeople and collectors to the McNabb Community Centre once a month to discuss the latest trends and techniques, allowing members the chance to show off their latest crafts or finds and most importantly, have the opportunity to talk to like-minded people about their love for everything miniature. Farmer, an Elmvale Acres resident, advertised the first club meeting in the local newspaper and at the time thought maybe three people


Steve Reid shows off his latest craft at the Miniature Enthusiasts of Ottawa meeting on Dec. 5. Reid turned an old metronome into a small Christmas music box. would show up to her home. The next day she had more than 25 messages inquiring about the meeting.

Over the years, the club quickly outgrew Farmer’s home. At one time, more than 80 members were attending

tion. Baillargeon and Farmer said it is all about sharing and having fun. The December meeting is always a craft meeting, the president said. This time the group made a miniature box of cupcakes, in complete detail down to the sparkles on top. Farmer said over the years she has watched a lot of the members grow from hobbyist to what Farmer described as world-class artisans. The show and tell allows members to bring items they have made, placing them on the stage to show other members their craft. Centretown resident Steve Reid’s item was an old metronome he turned into a holiday music box. Reid painted a tiny Christmas tree and surrounded the tree with small presents including a toy dollhouse and toys he built by hand. Reid said he enjoys learning from the workshops. The Ottawa group will host the annual provincial miniatures enthusiasts convention in Gananoque, Ont., in April 2013. Baillargeon said those conventions are all about having fun and learning more about the craft, members love. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month in Centretown at the McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St. at 7:45 p.m. in the assembly hall. New members and guests are always welcome. The cost to join is $20 for an annual membership, which covers refreshments and some small craft items.


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the meetings. These days the club has about 50 members and they have been gathering at the McNabb Community Centre in Centretown for more than 25 years. Members come from across Ottawa and from as far away as Kingston to attend the meetings. Farmer has held the position of president on and off over the past 33 years, finishing up her latest three-year stint in June after long-time member Gayle Baillargeon

was named as the club’s new head. When Baillargeon first joined, she said playing with and decorating dollhouses was only a hobby. Now she runs an online miniatures business, Petworth Miniatures, from her home in Winchester that selling dollhouse furniture kits. “There is something fascinating about things that are small,” Baillargeon said, “and the smaller things are the more fascinating.” When it comes to why she loves dollhouses and creating furniture for them it is all about the details. “It is literally the little things. The rooms tend to be over-cluttered and the detail makes the room more alive.” Farmer said when people walk into her home they tend to ask how old her granddaughter is, as nearly all available space in her home is filled with something to do with the craft. Other members own more than one dollhouse, with some having 50 or more different types in their homes. Farmer said for her, it’s all about having the opportunity to decorate a home any way she wants. “I love art deco, but I would never have any art deco in my own home,” Farmer said. “In a dollhouse, you can have that.” The group hosts one meeting and two workshops each month. The agenda is simple, involving a show and tell segment and sometimes a craft to build as a group. There are always refreshments and in general, it feels more like a party than a serious associa-


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Recycle Frog Receives Multiple Customer Service Award Nominations

OTTAWA & HALIFAX – December 3, 2012 – Recycle Frog, one of Canada’s fastest growing and most trusted precious metals recycling companies, has been nominated by its customers and recognized by Ottawa Tourism’s “Stars of the City” program, which promotes, educates and encourages customer service excellence – and recognize those individuals and organizations who deliver it. “We are extremely proud and honoured to have been recognized for Ottawa Tourism’s Stars of the City award customer service excellence,” said David Martinek, Vice-President of Marketing. “Knowing our customers made the effort to nominate Christine Descarie and Ralph Murray for their service is what makes this recognition so special. Both Christine and Ralph, as well as all our highly trained evaluators, consistently demonstrate Recycle Frog’s customer care approach, which continues to redefine the industry service standard in precious metals recycling. The recognition part of the Stars of the City program is completely driven by customers and residents of the Capital – who appreciate the service they have received and take the next step to nominate the person(s) who provided it.


Young players from all over the city came to Louis Riel public school’s soccer dome on Dec. 3 to participate in a recruiting showcase for the Montreal Impact Academy. Players selected for the academy will move to Montreal to board with families and play for the 12 and under team. Jonathan Laidlaw, a player with the Ottawa Fury and student at Louis Riel public school, runs with the ball during the training session.

Orléans Farm Boy gets grant Laura Mueller

EMC news - An Orléans grocery store is closer to getting a construction subsidy. The $459,416-grant was given a thumbs up during a Dec. 4 meeting of the city’s finance and economic development committee. The subsidy was approved with no discussion and one vote of dissent from Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley. Hubley has said he doesn’t support the city’s new tax holiday and grant plans that provide advantages to attract businesses to certain areas of the city over other neighbourhoods. If approved by full city council the “development incentive grant” would go to the Farm Boy store’s landlord, the Place d’Orléans mall. The subsidy is part of a “community improvement plan” for St. Joseph Boule-

vard that was approved in 2009. The strategy is intended to encourage intensified development through redevelopment of private properties. While the city approved a site plan for the Farm Boy store in November of 2011 and construction was completed in August of this year, the committee only got around to approving the grant on Dec. 4. Construction of the store is estimated to create an economic impact of $2.3 million and “significant” direct and indirect economic benefits to the local economy.

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NEEDS YOUR HELP! We at the BGCO are now preparing for Christmas parties at our various locations. Through our Angel Tree program donations, we provide gifts each year to all Club members between the ages of 6-12. Due to reaching out to more kids in our communities, and increased membership, we are currently short 450 gifts for our December 22nd celebrations.

All nominees receive a Stars of the City pin and certificate of recognition, and many are featured here on this website each month. Once per year, nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of judges, which decides on the winners across a range of categories. Nominees and winners are honoured at the annual Recognition Evening, where one truly exceptional winner is name Ottawa Tourism Star of the City, and walks away with a beautiful award and valuable prizes.

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About Stars of the City Ottawa Tourism established and manages the Stars of the City program to educate and encourage customer service excellence – and to recognize those who deliver it! The recognition part of the program is completely driven by customers – visitors to and residents of the Capital – who appreciate the service they have received and take the next step to nominate the person(s) who provided it. About Recycle Frog Recycle Frog is one of Canada’s fastest growing and most trusted precious metals recyclers. Committed to setting a new standard of integrity and transparency, we provide a simple, secure and convenient recycling experience with tremendous financial, social and environmental benefits. Our innovative Gold Drive fundraising program provides support to invaluable community organizations such as United Way, Christmas Daddies, the Canadian Cancer Society and CHEO, among many others. Recycle Frog is an active member of the Recycling Council of Ontario. Meet Recycle Frog in person at their offices in the World Exchange Plaza. You can also contact them at 613-755-4030 or visit their website at R0011797356-1213

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Public board trustees need to be help, not hindrance


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Listen and respect your child’s ideas. Ask them what they think about it. Share your experiences and thoughts about the subject at hand. Don’t impose your values; share them by putting them in context.

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Last-minute shopping for those who hate malls


Doll the best gift of all To the editor,

I would like to share with you a heartwarming story about my son and a lost doll. Twenty-three years ago, I bought a stuffed doll for my son: a Bert doll from Sesame Street. It was then passed down to my youngest son Jonah who loved and cared for this doll with everything in him. You see Jonah has Down syndrome and for some reason this doll meant everything to him. He brought Bert to every appointment he had at CHEO and there were plenty. When Jonah was two he was admitted to CHEO for a month. During his stay, he was in an oxygen tent and Bert never left his side. When they came to do therapy on him, Bert had to have the same treatment. When he went for his sleep study, Bert was hooked up to all the wires as well. Bert is even in our family photo: he insisted that Bert had to be in our picture. After all he was part of his family. I can’t tell you how this boy loved this doll. Jonah is almost 18 now. Bert was loved to death, literally. His arms and legs were sown on several times, but it was now time to say goodbye. I have spent the last two years searching the Internet for another Bert just like the one Jonah loved so much. I had family and friends

asking around. We have received a couple of Berts as a replacement but it was not the one he loved so dearly. On Nov 30, Jonah and I went up to buy a pair of shoes at Kiddie Kobbler. When Jonah was getting sized I happened to see a Bert high up on the wall. I couldn’t believe my eyes; it was him. I was sure of it. The owner came around and I asked if that Bert happens to be a hand-held puppet. I told him how Jonah loved his Bert and I could not find another anywhere. The owner told me that doll has been in the store for over 20 years, ever since the store opened: his good luck doll. While I was helping Jonah with his shoes, the owner came up behind me holding Bert. Jonah’s eyes lit up, he knew his doll. The owner handed it over to Jonah and it was as if they were never separated. He told me to keep it and said “Merry Christmas.” It was all I could do not to cry right there in that shop. Jonah showed him to everyone who walked by as we were making our way out of the mall. He is now up in his room playing with Bert just as he has done all his childhood. I feel so blessed. Thank you to Kiddie Kobbler in Place d’Orleans. Cynthia Walker Orleans

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have a hard and fast rule about Christmas shopping: as soon as Dec. 1 hits, I steer clear of the mall. You may misinterpret that to mean I am incredibly organized and get all my Christmas shopping done before December. Not at all. Most of the time, I’m caught off-guard by the holidays, ordering last-minute, printable gift cards online and purchasing stocking stuffers at the corner store. The reality is that even on a Monday in February I find the mall over-stimulating. The lights, the noise, the synthetics. Ten minutes of walking through the concourse and I come over in a sweat, my throat dries out and I start to get a little panicky. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t have a phobia of movie theatres or crowds. I love perusing the Byward Market building on a Saturday. I don’t even mind department stores all that much. But there’s something about the mall that irks me. I tend to avoid the mall when I can. But then there are times when etiquette trumps convenience – in

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse other words, when I have to buy someone a gift. Sure there are plenty of online retailers and lovely perusable neighbourhoods in Ottawa, but as someone who always

me – busy, disorganized, sentimental and a teeny bit neurotic. A busy working motherof-three, Susan Richards and her business partner Craig

Ten minutes of walking through the concourse and I come over in a sweat, my throat dries out and I start to get a little panicky. buys on deadline – needing a hostess gift for a dinner party that very evening -- I’m often not well-positioned to trek across town or wait three or four days for delivery. It’s for this reason that I was happy to learn about a new Ottawa-based business called The online gift concierge was designed for people like

Hung launched Givopoly. com in March. It’s an idea that’s been brewing in her head for some time. Like most of us, she attempts to juggle work, life and kids’ activities. “Five or six days a week, it seems perfectly manageable,” says Richards. See ETIQUETTE, page 14


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Lamb shanks braised Etiquette for holiday shopping with beer makes a tasty stew Continued from page 12

“I tend to think as long as I’m balanced I can handle a lot. But every once in a while, the cup spilleth over and at those times an invitation to a dinner party can put me over the edge.” A stickler for etiquette, Richards likes gift-giving and she’s action-oriented, but she admits that life often gets in the way of a leisurely afternoon perusing boutiques in Westboro or the Glebe. “I have thoughtful intentions, but I tend not to be able to execute them,” says Richards. With, Richards has created a portal of gift boutiques. The company has so far partnered with 50 locallyowned Ottawa businesses to provide a range of gifts for various occasions, from bottles of wine to jewellery, even experiences for things

like birthday parties and home-staging. For $6.95, gifts can be delivered anywhere in the Ottawa area within 24 hours. The website has also partnered with local etiquette expert Cecilia Pita, owner of Savoir-Faire, to blog about gift-giving etiquette. “Etiquette is a big part of gifting,” says Richards. “Some people are completely unaware that you should bring a hostess gift when you go to someone’s house for dinner. And other portions of etiquette have gone off the rails. Like you buy a hostess gift and then the hostess gives you a thank you card, and then you say thank you for the thank you card.” Tips on societal norms around gift-giving and a selection of local vendors at my fingertips? There’s a lot more value in that $6.95 than just the courier fee. Not to mention I may never have to set foot in the mall again.

EMC lifestyle - This tasty stew highlights all the good root vegetables still available in our stores and a Guinnessstyle beer. Lamb shanks are easy to use and delicious; if not available, use thick shoulder chops. It’s better if made a day or two ahead. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Cooking time: three hours. Servings: Eight Ingredients

• 8 lamb shanks salt and pepper • 0.5 cup (125 ml) all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tsp (5 ml) each dried thyme and rosemary or 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh • 2 bottles (341 ml each) stoutstyle beer, like Guiness • 3 cups (750 ml) beef stock • 0.25 cup (50 ml) butter • 3 tbsp (45 ml) packed brown sugar • 3 onions, cut in wedges • 3 carrots, cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces • 3 parsnips, peeled and cut in

1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces • half a rutabaga, peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks • 0.25 cup (50 ml) chopped fresh parsley Preparation

Sprinkle the shanks lightly with salt and pepper and coat all over with flour. In large ovenproof casserole or Dutch oven, heat half the oil over medium-high heat. In batches, brown the shanks all over, adding more oil as needed and removing the browned shanks to a plate. Stir in any remaining flour, garlic, thyme and rosemary and cook over medium heat for one minute, stirring often. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the beer. Return the pan to the heat and bring the contents to a boil, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Boil for five minutes, covered, or until syrupy, stirring often. Stir in two cups (500 ml) of the stock. Return shanks and any juices to the pan. Bring the contents to a

boil, cover tightly. Bake in an oven heated to 350 F (180 C) for about 2.5 hours or until lamb is very tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in deep skillet, melt the butter and sugar over medium heat; stir in the onions, carrots, parsnips and rutabaga until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the remaining stock and bring to a boil. Bake uncovered, stirring occasionally in the 350°F (180°C) oven for about one hour and 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not mushy. Stir into cooked shanks. Sprinkle with parsley to serve. The stew can be cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to two days. After taking it out of the refrigerator, remove any fat from the top of the stew and allow it to come up to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Reheat the stew slowly on stovetop, stirring it often; or place it in a 350°F (180°C) oven, covered, for about 30 minutes. Foodland Ontario

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Police focus on speeding, impaired driving EMC news – Ottawa police will focus on drivers who speed and those who drive impaired in December as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe. Speeding or not slowing down for road and weather conditions took its toll on Ottawa roads between 2007 and 2011. It was related to 16,231 reportable collisions with 70 fatalities, 4,709 injuries with 253 of those being considered serious. IMPAIRED DRIVING

Between 2007 and 2011, there were 1,818 impaired driving-related collisions with 34 fatalities, 764 injuries with 97 of those being considered serious. Eighty per cent of the impaired drivers were male and 30 per cent were between the ages of 16 and 24. These initiatives support the larger Safer Roads Ottawa program, a partnership between the city’s fire, paramedic and police service, and Ottawa Public Health and the Public works department.

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Christmas tree hunt goes wrong


other said if we didn’t quiet down, we could all stay in the house and do chores. We had known since Friday night that on Saturday we would be going into the bush to get our Christmas tree. It was one of the most exciting times during the Christmas holidays. That meant my sister Audrey and I would do a quick stab at tidying the house and the three brothers could leave cleaning out the cow byre until Sunday. Emerson was in an especially happy mood. He hated shovelling out manure and putting it off for one day was a bonus in his eyes. We were sitting around the breakfast table and Father, who had no patience with frivolity at breakfast time, threatened to cancel the whole deal if Emerson and Everett didn’t stop their silliness. The brothers were kicking each other under the table, stabbing each other with their elbows and laughing as if they had seen something hilarious. To put an end to the nonsense, Father ordered Everett to the barn to hitch up the team and bring the flat-bottomed sleigh around to the house before he was even finished with his porridge. That ended the carry on at the table. It gave the rest of us time to get into our winter clothes. To go back in the bush on a bitterly cold winter’s day meant we had to dress as if we were off to the North Pole. On that day, we all wore extra wool socks pulled up to our knees, at least two pairs of mitts and

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories our hats with the ear lugs on them. The horses were up to their bellies in snow as we went over the West Hill, across fields and deep into the bush where the best spruce trees were.

wielding the axe. Emerson said he saw the tree first and chopping it down was his job. Everett was holding on to the head of the axe while Emerson had a firm grip on the handle. It was like a tugof-war back there in the bush.

Everett was holding on to the head of the axe while Emerson had a firm grip on the handle. It was like a tug-of-war back there in the bush.

Emerson had staked out the tree he thought would be just perfect. I worried the horses wouldn’t make it, as they sunk up to their bellies in the snow. “Just past that big cluster over there,” Emerson said, pointing in the general direction of a clump of spruce trees, towering towards the sky. He was right. There it was. I thought it was just perfect: tall, with full branches sweeping the snow at the bottom, looking like it would reach to the ceiling in our kitchen where it would spend its days until the new year. But that’s when the trouble began. Everett said since he was the oldest, he would be

Father, meanwhile, leaned against the one post at the front of the sleigh and lit his pipe. Audrey and I sat on the edge with our legs hanging down and our feet in the snow. Everett finally wrestled the axe away from Emerson and he flung it towards the tree. Emerson then took a swing at Everett and the two of them went down rolling off the sleigh. Now Father was a patient man, but I could see he wasn’t going to put up with this nonsense much longer. “I’ll tell you what will settle this,” he said, taking a deep drag on his pipe. “The two of you can head back to

“That was way to easy!”

the barns and since you have so much energy, you can clean out the cow byre. You should be finished by the time we get back.” Once Father made up his mind there wasn’t much that could change it. “Now, git,” he said. “The two of you.” Not another word was needed. The two of them headed back out of the bush, clomping through the waistdeep snow. Then a deep sadness came over me and I could feel the tears coming. This was supposed to be such a happy time, a family time. It was always wonderful. The day we got the tree and went home to steaming cups of hot chocolate and a piece of Mother’s rich Christmas cake was now changed. I felt such sadness for Emerson and Everett. When they had almost reached the edge of the bush and were well out of earshot, Father again lit his pipe and tilting his head back, blowing the smoke high into the air, said: “Don’t worry, we won’t cut down the tree today. We’ll come back after church tomorrow. Those two will be cooled off by then.” Father waited until he was sure Emerson and Everett would be almost back to the barn yard to turn the team around. I took one last look at the big spruce tree that would soon be in our kitchen, the one my brother had picked out. I wiped the tears off my face with my mitt. Knowing we would be coming back, all of us as a family, to take that special tree home, made everything right in my world.

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A little more than two years ago after voters resoundingly opted for change, my council colleagues and I began implementing a more affordable and fiscally conservative path for Ottawa. The days of skyrocketing tax increases were hurting our families’ ability to afford a better quality of life. This destruction has now been replaced with more sustainable progress. In fact, 2013 will contain the lowest increase in six years – 2.09 per cent. For the owner of an average home, it will mean an increase of $67. While our efforts to keep increases as low as possible is coming to fruition, I would be remiss if I did not say that we should strive to better in this regard. The previous council’s decision to hike property taxes at an alarming rate was equally matched by their desire to hike public transit fares for suburban express bus commuters by an astounding 12% annual increase in each and every year of their term. While some taxpayers prefer vehicles, public transit should be affordable and available to others. In this light, I am pleased that we have kept OC Transpo increases to a reasonable 2.5%. This means that all three of our transit increases do not equal a single increase imposed by the previous council. As a school board trustee, I was flabbergasted to hear from parents who would repeatedly tell me that they couldn’t afford recreation costs that were being increased as much as 40%. With obesity rates tripling over previous generations, I pledged that if I were elected to council we would make recreation more affordable – a pledge that I would keep no matter the cost. To this end, City recreation fees will remain frozen again to the cheer of children and their parents across Ottawa. At times, some policies and decisions are truly no-brainers! I pride myself on the fact that my fiscal conservatism is equally balanced with having a community conscience.

When my political active grandmother would regale me with stories, she always impressed upon me that a society is judged by how we treat our most vulnerable residents. This is always at the forefront of my decisionmaking process, which is why I am proud to support the continued funding for the poor, the homeless and the elderly. I also voted against attempts to rob Peter to pay Paul and lead us back to the unsustainable budgeting of years gone by. In closing, this year’s Budget is etching a path forward for years to come. And while great work has been done to right the ship of the previous council, I am reminded that there is so much work left undone. Over the year, I look forward to the emails, phone calls, meetings, dropins from residents as I can confidently say that their wishes and opinions help shape our way forward. After all, we serve at their pleasure and it is their money – we are simply the caretakers of it.

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Food bank demands at an all-time high Emma Jackson

EMC news - Food banks in Ontario are facing unprecedented demand, according to a new report from the Ontario Association of Food Banks. More than 412,000 people in the province, including 160,000 children, are accessing food support and hunger relief programs every month, the report found. This is up from 395,000 users in 2011. Some of the fastest growing groups of food bank users include single parent households, the working poor, seniors, university students and recent graduates. Bill Laidlaw, executive director of the association, said rising food and living costs, droughts and other agricultural issues, cuts to social services and increased layoffs across the province have all

contributed to the increased demand. “Every day there are children going to school without breakfast, adults working through the day without lunch, and seniors going to bed without dinner, simply because they cannot afford food to eat,” Laidlaw said in a statement. According to the report, 19 per cent of food banks in the province do not have enough supplies to meet the growing need in their community. In the rural Osgoode Ward in south Ottawa, food cupboard organizer Denise Herbert said demand is up 45 per cent in the area while donations are down. The biggest problem for the organization, she said, is the ongoing labour dispute between the teachers and the province, because teachers aren’t as involved in organizing food drives at their

schools. Osgoode Township High School is the food cupboard’s biggest donor every December, collecting between 15,000 and 20,000 food items for distribution at the Osgoode and Embrun food cupboards. But this year the onus is on students to make sure enough food is collected for needy families. “The student council has taken over and I don’t know what’s going to happen there, if they can get the same amount,” Herbert said. Osgoode Township’s student council co-president Alison Reiszadeh said it has been difficult organizing the food drive without teacher support, but she is hoping the student population will still respond. “Obviously without teachers it has been really, really hard trying to get it going,” Reiszadeh said. “But it has

shaped up. It’s running and it’s doing fairly well.” Reiszadeh expected to have collected about 3,000 cans by the end of November. The student council will continue to collect food until about Dec. 19. The Grade 12 student said she doesn’t hold the teachers responsible for any extra work she has to do to run the food drive or for a potential shortfall in collections. She said several teachers have been keen to

help. They have taken the time to answer questions and help her get organized, even if they aren’t taking a hands-on role. “They’re put in a tough position and I don’t want to put them in a harsh light,” she said. The Ontario report found that 42 per cent of 2012 food bank users were accessing hunger relief programs for the first time in their lives. Laidlaw said the association will continue to pursue the

recommendations for change that it made in its 2011 Hunger Report, including a call for increased access to affordable healthy food, advocating for a housing benefit for low income individuals, a tax credit for farmers and a push for the Ontario government to address the root causes of hunger by implementing policy changes that will lead to long-term sustainable solutions, and ultimately make food banks unnecessary.


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EMC news - For the first time ever, the staff from the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health will take part in an annual festive performance this holiday season. The centre’s holiday community concert takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre, 300 White Fathers Dr. Spokeswoman for the Wabano center Courtney Powless said it’s a special way for the staff to participate in the annual celebration. “Our staff has a lot of talents and we were looking for an opportunity to share these talents and this was our chance to do it,” she said. Powless will deliver a spoken word poem at the event. The event will include gingerbread houses, craft sales, traditional drumming, photos



The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health will celebrate the holidays with a big holiday party at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre on Dec. 18. The celebration will offer fun for the whole family, food and presents handed out by Santa. with Santa Claus and a bake sale to raise money for the new Wabano Mamawi centre. Dinner will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at the free event, but registration

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Winter tire benefits not understood: report EMC news - Only half of Canadian drivers (52 per cent) use winter tires, despite their proven superior performance in all coldweather road conditions. A 2011 study by the Quebec government shows that winter road-accident injuries have dropped by five per cent since winter tire use was made mandatory by law in that province in 2008. Widespread use of winter tires is credited with preventing about 575 injuries per winter in the province. These findings are supported by a new report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation that concludes that winter tires decrease costly collisions. The report cites extensive research that shows that winter tires deliver superior traction, cornering and braking on all cold-weather road surfaces. “All the evidence points to winter tires being the safest choice for driving in cold weather,” says Glenn Maidment, president of the Rubber Association of Canada, which represents tire makers. “Drivers should carefully consider whether winter tires are right for them and make an educated choice.” The TIRF report stresses that the benefits of winter tires are not well understood and clarifies commonly held myths about winter tires. Many motorists, for example, think that winter tires are only useful in regions with lots of snow.

In fact, research shows that once temperatures drop below 7C, winter tires perform better whether the road surface is dry, snow covered, slushy or icy. Winter tires feature specialized rubber compounds that retain elasticity in temperatures below -30C and treads that grip at cold temperatures. Another commonly believed myth is that two winter tires, rather than a set of four, is sufficient. Mixing different types of tires creates a traction imbalance between the front and rear wheel positions and can cause a vehicle to “over steer” (when the winter tires are mounted on the front axle) or “under steer” (when the winter tires are on the rear axle). These unsafe conditions can make a vehicle difficult to control, particularly when cornering. Proper tire inflation is also important during the winter-driving month. Tires that are under-or-over inflated have a smaller footprint on the road surface, which lessens their grip. The result is reduced stopping and handling capabilities and wasted fuel. “Winter tires and proper inflation should be considered driving essentials from December to April,” says Maidment. “Motorists should also practise defensive driving and keep their vehicles properly maintained and prepared for winter driving.” For more information, visit and click on “Winter driving.”


Lifesaving, winter sport coaching receive safety funding Brier Dodge

EMC news - The federal government is committing $1.7 million to three programs aimed at reducing sport-related injuries in youth. The new funding was announced by Health Minister Leona Aqlukkaq and Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex on Dec. 3. The federal government is supporting the Open Water Wisdom run by the Lifesaving Society, Active and Safe Inuit Children and Youth run by the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and the Winter Sport Coach and Official eLearning Module: Brain Safe, led by Speed Skating Canada. “We aim to give young Canadians the best possible start in life,” Aqlukkaq said, as speed skaters from the Gloucester Concords zipped around the ice behind her. “While it’s impossible to protect children from every aspect, there are steps we can take to prevent injury.” More than 40 per cent of children’s injuries treated in emergency rooms are related to sport and recreational activities, she said. The water safety program will distribute life jackets and host presentations about drowning prevention. The Active and Safe Inuit Children and Youth program will be a safety awareness campaign run in all 53 northern Inuit communities and in cities with a large Inuit population. “Children and youth living in the


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The Gloucester Concords speed skaters surround Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex on Dec. 3. North are injured far more often than those living in southern Canada,” said Rebecca Kudloo, Pauktuutit president. The Brain Safe program will work with coaches at speed skating, skiing and snowboarding programs to promote safety. “The coaches, officials and volunteers responsible for delivering sport

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Orléans gets into the groove with zumba Brier Dodge

The Orléans EMC will be profiling local fitness classes at a variety of local fitness centres through the fall. Do you have a fitness class you’d like to see profiled? Email brier. It might be getting cold inside, but things heat up every Friday evening at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex. “You haven’t done zumba until you’ve done zumba with Paco,” participants told me. Paco Paniagrua teaches the Friday evening class, but it’s only one of his many sessions. The day I was there, he had six classes on his schedule – he averages four a day, at a number of gyms. While class members might come from formal federal government jobs, Paniagrua can convince everyone to loosen up – and shake it a little. He certainly isn’t shy and doesn’t hesitate to move his hips, or even get down on his hands and knees to crawl across the floor. It’s a chance for everyone in the class to get some exercise, but also let loose after a hectic work week. “The music makes you forget about your problems or challenges or complications of everyday life,” Paniagrua said. “Thanks to zumba, I have the

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Paco Paniagrua, centre, gets into his groove as he teaches the Latin-inspired zumba dance class at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex. opportunity in each and every class to help others to find joy in their lives.” He first started zumba after moving to Canada from Mexico, where he was a university philosophy and ethics professor. He wasn’t allowed to work until he got the proper work permit, so he took classes at

Ray Friel, eventually getting certified to teach zumba four years ago. Once he got his work permit, he jumped right into teaching – at Ray Friel, the RA Centre and Bob McQuarrie. “I recall the first class as if it was yesterday,” he said. “It was a snowstorm and even with such treacherous weath-

er, I had seven participants ready and willing to move. We started with four basic dances: salsa, merengue, cumbia and paso doble.” He’s developed “quite a following” since then, said participant Kim Whattam. The zmba class is a moderate intensity workout, taught in a group setting. The class ran

through an hour of high energy, Latin-inspired tracks, but it definitely didn’t feel like 60 minutes. The sense of enjoyment from everyone made it feel much shorter, and took my mind a bit off the fact that I was working up a sweat and doing one of my least favourite, but necessary, aspects of

exercise: cardio. It doesn’t take any sort of dance background to participate in the class, which is suitable for all adults and a variety of fitness levels. Many members of the Friday class are regulars and come to other zumba and fitness classes at the centre throughout the week. And they love Paniagrua. A lot. They’re so crazy about their teacher that almost the entire class showed up in matching T-shirts, all emblazened with I (heart) Paco. They wore sweaters during the warm-up track and whipped them off to display the shirts after the second song of the day. “He’s got a big personality, but very humble. He’s always high energy,” Whattam said. “I used to hide in the back but he really draws everyone out. He can really move.” And it’s obvious that he feels the same way about the class. “These people are a real community and are the reason why I continue doing what I do,” he said. Paniagrua teaches the Monday 7 p.m. zumba, Friday 9:20 a.m. zumba gold (modified for seniors), and Friday 5:30 p.m. zumba classes at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex. At Bob McQuarrie, he teaches the Tuesday 4:30 p.m. zumba class.

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Legion reaches out The Orleans Royal Canadian Legion, branch 632, is in full swing with holiday giving. On Dec. 4, Jim Ferguson and Donald Johns presented the Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region with a cheque for $5,700. These funds were raised through the distribution of poppies. Each year, for two weeks before Remembrance Day, Legions throughout Ontario carry out our poppy campaign. The campaign raises awareness of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. The poppy fund assists many facets of the military, including veterans, educational bursaries and military families. If you are looking to contribute to the success of the MFRC-NCR call 613-998-4888.

Prizes include the $1.6million grand prize package: a fully landscaped Minto Dream Home, $100,000 cash, a 2013 Lincoln MKZ from Jim Keay Ford Lincoln, house cleaning for a year from the Maids Home Services and $5,000 in groceries from Farm Boy. Dec. 14 will also be the last day that the public can view the Minto Dream Home. Those wishing to take a video tour can do so online at www.





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Festive RIDE campaign underway OPP challenges Ontarians to make holiday season a safe and sober one EMC news - With Ontarians starting to head out for social outings in celebration of the upcoming holiday season, the OPP is pulling out all stops to take impaired drivers off roads between now and the new year. The OPP is conducting its annual Festive RIDE campaign until Jan. 2, and people are being reminded that RIDE stops will be very visible throughout the campaign.

According to the OPP, 61 people have died in alcoholrelated motor vehicle collisions within OPP jurisdiction so far this year. This number is up by more than 17 per cent when compared to the 52 people who lost their lives in impaired driving collisions by this time last year (2011) and the OPP is taking this increase in fatalities seriously. The OPP’s highway safety division commander said last

year’s numbers were up over the previous RIDE season. “People can expect to see us ramp up our enforcement over the holidays to put a stop to this life-threatening driving behaviour,” said Chief Supt. Don Bell in a press release. The OPP invites members of the public to join them on Facebook to share their views about impaired driving and the OPP’s Festive RIDE campaign.


Avery Rosales takes the all around gold.

Tumblers reach for the medals EMC news - Seventeen gymnasts from the Tumblers Gymnastics Club of Orleans competed in their first provincial qualifier competition recently in Burlington, Ont. For these young gymnasts this marks the start of the competition season leading up to qualifying for the provincial championships in April. The weekend included

personal bests from all of the girls and some great podium finishes. In the Canadian pre-novice aspire category, Tumblers took the top two spots with nine-year-olds Avery Rosales winning the gold all around (and gold on beam and floor) and Juliette Chapman winning silver all around (and gold on bars).

As a result Rosales earned the opportunity to represent Team Ontario at the National Stream Cup to be held in Edmonton in January. Beth Webster, who competed in the highest provincial category placed third all around. Makiya Plante took the gold all around (and gold on beam) in the level 6 category.

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Young adults more likely to smoke pot than drink before driving Women drinking more: annual survey EMC news - Most Ontario adults are drinking responsibly, and fewer are smoking or using illicit substances, but several areas of concern were found in a survey of substance use trends released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More young adults are reporting that they drive within an hour of using cannabis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even more than those who report drinking and driving,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Robert Mann, CAMH senior scientist and lead researcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yet the risks of doing so are signiďŹ cant.â&#x20AC;? Nine per cent of 18- to 29-yearolds report driving after cannabis

use, versus six per cent in this age range who report drinking two or more drinks and driving. The 2011 CAMH Monitor survey, which included 3,039 adults aged 18 or older from across Ontario, is the longest ongoing survey of adult substance use in Canada. MARIJUANA

Cannabis users are also aging, the survey found. Those aged 50 or older now account for 16 per cent of all adult users of cannabis, which is ďŹ ve times higher than in 1977. ALCOHOL

Most Ontario adults report drinking alcohol in the past year (81 per cent), but the majority does not drink excessively. Alcohol use is a concern when there are harmful

drinking patterns, which occur in certain groups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women are drinking more than in the past,â&#x20AC;? says Mann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Several key drinking indicators show an increase among women.â&#x20AC;? Six per cent of women reported a pattern of drinking daily in 2011, compared to three percent in 1998. About eight per cent of women were drinking in ways that were hazardous or harmful, up from ďŹ ve per cent in 1998. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Binge drinking also remains high, particularly among 18- to 29year olds,â&#x20AC;? says Mann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, nine per cent of Ontario drinkers consume ďŹ ve or more drinks at one time each week, which represents 691,700 people.â&#x20AC;? The survey also showed that the average number of drinks consumed weekly has increased, as has the number of drinkers overall who re-

port daily drinking. OPIOID USE

There was some good news, with the reduction in non-medical use of prescription opioids, which has been a concern in recent years. Use dropped by half between 2010 and 2011, down to four per cent in 2011. This decline may be the result of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s narcotics strategy as well as other policy measures to reduce the non-medical use of these powerful, addictive drugs, Mann suggests. MENTAL HEALTH

One in seven Ontario adults (17 per cent) report elevated psychological distress, with rates highest among those aged 18 to 29.

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Vision for $2.13-billion light -rail line becomes clearer Council to vote on Rideau Transit Group construction proposal Laura Mueller

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

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

ed to generate jobs totalling more than 3,200 personyears of employment for trades in the Ottawa area. Another 700 person-years of employment for highly skilled technical staff and 375 person years of employment for engineers will also be created. This job creation is projected trickle down to generate 20,000 personyears of work, both directly related to the construction and employment needed to support that work. Next steps:

• Votes: committee-of-the-whole Dec. 12; council Dec. 19 • Feburary 2013: contract awarded and initial construction begins • July 2013: digging of the 2.5-km downtown tunnel begins • November 2014: construction begins on the first station: Hurdman • Summer 2015 to fall 2017: construction on remaining stations • December 2015: testing on the line begins • October 2017: construction complete • May 2018: trains begin running

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The changing face of transit From entrances and escalators to bike parking and stores, we tell you what’s planned for your local light-rail hub Laura Mueller

EMC news - A vision for Ottawa’s light-rail line is becoming clearer after the city revealed its preferred builder on Dec. 5. While city council still has to vote to accept the deal on Dec. 19,station concepts have been fleshed out and are now

available for people to view online at and at showcases around the city. Rideau Transit Group’s proposal shows a cohesive series of neutral-looking wood and concrete stations with modern, modular entrances. Much of the wood will come from ash trees felled by the emerald ash borer.

Simple yet attractive design, intuitive passenger flow and integration with cycling and pedestrian facilities are key principles in the station design, according to Rideau Transit Group. There will also be 300 bicycle parking spaces provided along Confederation Line, 80 per cent of which will be weather-protected. Stairway bicycle “runnels,” or tire ramps will allow cyclists to wheel their bikes up and down stairs and into the trains. See CYCLING, page 29



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

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


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

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Cycling and pedestrian connections key to new light-rail stations HURDMAN

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Escalators are listed for most of the stations, except Lees Station, which is one level, and Campus, Hurdman, Train and Cyrville stations, which will only have stairs and elevators. Public art displays will be incorporated into the stations.

Hurdman will continue to act as a transit hub and will play an even more important role in transferring passengers from rail to bus. A new bus drop-off area is planned to allow passengers to transfer to light-rail (and vice versa) without having to re-validate their transit pass or transfer. The station will also include a retail area.


While construction will get underway in 2013, most significantly with the expansion of Highway 417 between Nicholas and the split, most of the light-rail construction impact won’t be felt until 2015. That’s when the Transitway between Lebreton and Tunney’s Pasture will close so tracks can be laid down. Transitway buses would move onto Scott and Albert streets in dedicated bus lanes from Holland Avenue east. Construction of the east entrance of the 2.5-kilometre downtown tunnel will close the Transitway south of Laurier Avenue to where the Transitway parallels Nicholas Street. Transitway buses will be detoured to the east side of this section of Nicholas Street and along Laurier Avenue to Laurier Station. To the east, detoured Transitway buses will use a dedicated transit lane on the newly widened Highway 417, with some detours around St. Laurent Station.­ CONFEDERATION CONNECTION?

What the new plans did not include was a plan for a weather-protected link from the downtown east station to the National Arts Centre on Elgin Street. Councillors are assured it’s still in the works. “We haven’t heard the last of that yet,” said Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, the ward councillor for the area.



The light-rail station at Cyrville would have entrances on both the north and south sides of Cyrville Road. “They’re trying to nail down where the route would go and how expensive it would be.” But a city report says a connection through an underground tunnel to the NAC might be too expensive. Rideau Transit Group and the city will hold a series of workshops to discuss alternate solutions, including the possibility of a covered pedestrian connection from the NAC over the Mackenzie King Bridge to the Ottawa Convention Centre and the Rideau Centre, which connects to the next LRT station to the east. RIDEAU

While a Rideau Station entrance north of Rideau Street at the Waller pedestrian mall is mostly finalized, how the station connects to the Rideau Centre is less clear. While Rideau Transit Group’s materials reference an entrance at the corner of Rideau at Sussex/Colonel By drives (10 Rideau St.), no mall entrance is shown in the handout graphics. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said the exact mall entrance is still being hashed out with the mall’s owners, Cadillac-Fairview,

and other nearby property owners, but there definitely will be a connection to the Rideau Centre. “The exact location is still not settled,” Fleury said. “Definitely, there will be an entrance close to Sussex-Rideau and there will be something close to William mall, and there will be some integration into the mall itself.” A city report states that the station tunnel, which will be 26.5 metres at its deepest point, will have pre-designed points for future tunnel connections to the Bay north of Rideau Street and to the east near Nicholas Street, where a future mall expansion is planned. Fleury said having an entrance right in the ByWard Market north of Rideau will help capture ridership from the growing population in Lowertown and offer a good location for tourists to use the system.

the pedestrian underpass that connects it to multi-use paths along the Rideau Canal and the Corktown Bridge. LEES

The current bus station in the Transitway trench at Lees will be replaced with an atgrade light-rail station serving residential towers in the area. The area connects to Old Ottawa East and Hurdman to the west with multi-use pathways. The addition of light rail is expected to spur more high-density residential development in the area and further expansion of uOttawa’s campus at 200 Lees Ave.

The new light-rail station for the Train terminal will be shifted away from the bus station. The new location, west of the bus Transitway and southwest of the road loop in front of the Via Rail station, is intended to allow future expansion of the Via station. The LRT station and the Via terminal will be linked by a covered walkway. The station will serve Overbrook and neighbourhoods north of Highway 417 when a pedestrian link to the baseball stadium on Coventry Road is built. ST. LAURENT

The lowest level of the Transitway station at St. Laurent mall will be replaced with a light-rail station, while the upper concourses will retain bus service.



According to the Rideau Transit Group, this station is slated to have an interactive art installation illustrating the history of Ottawa development. CYRVILLE

The new Cyrville Station will also be located in the existing Transitway directly northeast of Highway 417, below Cyrville Road. A main entrance plaza will invite riders in from the north side of Cyrville Road, with a secondary entrance on the south side. A network of pedestrian and cycling pathways are planned around the station entrance. BLAIR

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Aries, you may need to take a leap of faith when someone close to you asks for your assistance. Act first and ask questions later. It will be worth it. Taurus, there is bound to be a learning curve when you begin a new job or a new task. Do not be hard on yourself if it takes you a little longer. Gemini, thoughtful reflection certainly may provide some of the answers you seek. But another way is to simply get out there and ask other people what they think. Cancer, sad situations may come up, but you have a way of deflecting the situation and showcasing the bright side of things. You may find you are a person providing support this week.

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Leo, many opportunities to entertain family and friends are on the horizon. Honor all of your commitments and enjoy all of the festivities. Virgo, while you aspire to have many friends, you just may find that there are only a few special people who hold the strings to your heart. It is okay to keep them close.

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Last week’s answers

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

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

Dec. 14

Christmas craft sale at Résidence Saint-Louis long term care facility, 879 Hiawatha Park Rd. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Dec. 15

Christmas bake sale at 9 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Dr. Come early and enjoy breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. served by friendly volunteers. Gloucester Synchro Swim Club is hosting a Holiday Watershow at Bob MacQuarrie Recreational Complex showcasing recreational and competitive routines. Admission will be given to a local area community group to support their needs over the holiday season. The event will also include attendance of Canadian national team member Camille Bowness, who will have just returned from the FINA World Championships.

Dec. 16

Join the Ottawa Voyageurs for a five- or 10-kilometre Christmas Lights walk. Start time is 6 to 7 p.m. at D’Arcy Mcgee’s at 260 Centrum Blvd.. Social after the event. Participation is free. Information: Olie 613-824-1583 or

music together. Regular rehearsals on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. For information call Muriel Gidley at 613-5900260 or visit

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Dec. 22

St. Columba Church, located at at 24 Sandridge Rd. in Manor Park, will host its annual sale of fresh holly, jams, jellies and baked goods on Dec. 22 starting at 10 a.m. For more information please call 613-749-5103.


The Ottawa Pub Dart League plays from October to April at various venues in the city. If you are interested in joining or venue sponsorship, please visit Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making

Tai Chi at Roy Hobbs Community Centre, 109 Larch Cres. on Tuesdays, except first Tuesday of each month, for beginner/intermediate levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Fridays for intermediate/advanced levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Drop in or contact Lorne at 613-824-6864 for details.


632 Phoenix Royal Air Cadet Squadron meets every Wednesday evening 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph school, 6664 Carriere St. Open to youth age 12 to 18. No registration fee to join, however fundraising is required. Visit for more information.


Five-pin bowling league encourages senior citizens over the age of 50 to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise. There is no registration fee. The league is a fun, non-competitive league; experience is not required. Bowling takes place each Friday afternoon between 1 and 3 p.m. at Walkley Bowling Centre, 2092 Walkley Rd. Participants are placed on mixed four-person teams. To register, please call Roy or Jean Hoban at 613-731-6526.


Are you between 13 and 17 years old? Come and join the Orleans Teen Ski Club this winter for some great skiing and snowboarding. The Orleans Teen Skiing Club is a community based non-profit ski club run by volunteers for the benefit of our members. Check us out at for membership benefits and outings. Please contact Ed Geier at 613-604-0894 or Jim Yip at 613-830-6402 for more

start at 10 a.m., at different locations in Ottawa-Gatineau, and range from one-and-a-half to three hours. Call City Wide Sports at 613-580-2854 and press 1 for administration or email

details. Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join activities and meet some new friends. Please check the website at www. For more information call 613860-0548 or ottawanew

There is a Mom and Me Playgroup meeting at East Gate Alliance Church. It takes place the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. More information can be found at www.eastgate or by contacting or 613-744-0682.

The Gloucester South Seniors’ Chess Club, 4550 Bank St., meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings. Please contact Robert MacDougal, 613-821-1930 for more information.

Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices for the Ottawa centre group are Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 394 Kent St., Ottawa west practices take place on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. More information is available online at www.shoutsister

Girl Guides of Canada offers programs locally for girls from five to 17 years of age. Meetings, camps, leadership and skills are all part of the opportunities provided. Visit The Active Living Club invites active seniors and adults 50plus to join us in the outdoor activities of hiking, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All outings

Survey suggests women drinking more EMC news - Most Ontario adults are drinking responsibly, and fewer are smoking or using illicit substances, but several areas of concern were found in a survey of substance use trends released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. “More young adults are reporting that they drive within an hour of using cannabis – even more than those who report drinking and driving,” says Dr. Robert Mann, CAMH senior scientist and lead researcher. “Yet the risks of doing so are significant.” Nine per cent of 18- to 29-year-olds report driving after cannabis use, versus six per cent in this age range who report drinking two or more drinks and driving. The 2011 CAMH Monitor survey, which included 3,039 adults aged 18 or older from across Ontario, is the longest ongoing survey of adult substance use in Canada.


Cannabis users are also aging, the survey found. Those aged 50 or older now account for 16 per cent of all adult users of cannabis, which is five times higher than in 1977. ALCOHOL

Most Ontario adults report drinking alcohol in the past year (81 per cent), but the majority does not drink excessively. Alcohol use is a concern when there are harmful drinking patterns, which occur in certain groups. “Women are drinking more than in the past,” says Mann. “Several key drinking indicators show an increase among women.” Six per cent of women reported a pattern of drinking daily in 2011, compared to three percent in 1998. About eight per cent of women were drinking in ways that were hazardous or

harmful, up from five per cent in 1998. “Binge drinking also remains high, particularly among 18- to 29-year olds,” says Mann. “Overall, nine per cent of Ontario drinkers consume five or more drinks at one time each week, which represents 691,700 people.” The survey also showed that the average number of drinks consumed weekly has increased, as has the number of drinkers overall who report daily drinking. OPIOID USE

There was some good news, with the reduction in non-medical use of prescription opioids, which has been a concern in recent years. Use dropped by half between 2010 and 2011, down to four per cent in 2011. This decline may be the result of Ontario’s narcotics strategy as well as other policy measures to reduce the non-medical use of these


powerful, addictive drugs, Mann suggests. MENTAL HEALTH

One in seven Ontario adults (17 per cent) report elevated psychological distress, with rates highest among those aged 18 to 29. “This type of distress can reduce people’s ability to function effectively socially and emotionally,” says Mann. Seven per cent of adults reported using an anxiety medication, and seven per cent took a depression medication. These medications were most likely to be used by those aged 40 to 49. SMOKING

Smoking rates have been declining for years in Ontario. Currently 15 per cent, or 1.4 million Ontarians, say they are smokers. However, this rate may be leveling off, says Mann.



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