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EMC news - The shovels were to hit the ground only a few months from now, so it’s safe to say that the Orléans Family Health Hub has suffered significant delays. Eastern Ontario’s health directorate is hopeful that the project can finally move into the next planning stage. The board of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network will forward a proposal for the next steps to the Ministry of Health. The decision came at a Dec. 12 meeting in Queenswood Heights. “We’re hopeful to put a shovel in the ground by 2015,” said Chantale LeClerc, chief executive of the Champlain LHIN. The Montfort Hospital was originally in charge of the proposal and submitted a master program, master plan and business case for the health hub in March 2010. “Significant work remained to be completed with the key planning partners before a viable project could be implemented,” said David Jensen, spokesman for the ministry, explaining the almost three-year delay in completing the stage one proposal. DELAY

Some road projects near the Greenbelt are being re-thought following an environmental study. – Page 22

Jensen said the ministry expects a longer planning process for the project than originally planned because of the number of stakeholders involved in the project. In January, the Champlain LHIN received a $232,000 operating grant from the ministry and hired a project manager in April. But under the proposal, they’ll hand the reins back over to the Montfort for the next stage of the planning. The LHIN does not directly provide health services, but the Montfort can. See REVISED, page 3

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Plenty of pancakes Jorja Adams, 4, left, and brother Bryce Adams, 3, got a Christmas treat on Dec. 8 as they enjoy pancakes and maple syrup. Jorja, who wants a toy pony for Christmas, and Bryce, who wants a Spiderman action figure, were at Coun. Tim Tierney’s Beacon Hill-Cyrville pancake breakfast. The free breakfast was sponsored by Enbridge at John Paul II Elementary School in Gloucester.

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EMC news - Ottawa architect Ritchard Brisbin’s dream of designing light-rail terminals that feel like part of their neighbourhoods enthralled city councillors at a recent council meeting. Brisbin captured the imagination of councillors before they voted to recommend Rideau Transit Group’s light-rail plan during a Dec. 12 meeting of council as committee-of-the whole. After the meeting, only one hurdle remained: the final city council vote scheduled for Dec. 19, after this newspaper’s deadline. The “gorgeous” design is what will

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capital’s story, Brisbin said. The materials and colours used in the stations are meant to reflect the area, too. A colour scheme of “Gatineau in the fall” and ice was part if his inspiration. Brisbin said he took those colours and wrapped them into a concept based on Japanese paper folding. “The Japanese can make paper tell you just about anything they want it to,” Brisbin said. The flat, folded and angled station roofs deliver a message that’s consistent from station to station about where the entrance is and the passenger flow direction inside the terminal. See STATIONS, page 2

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Inside, the stations will be warm and comfortable, filled with ash wood and lots of “lantern”-type lighting. Brisbin likened the atmosphere to being inside a cabin. “We want the design to have cachet, to encourage people to make transit a lifestyle choice,” he said. The “vast majority” of additional public art that will be commissioned for the stations will be focused on functionality, said deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. The art should be dual purpose: it can provide lighting, seating areas or other functions in addition to beautifying the stations, she said. CYCLING

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Encouraging cyclists to use the light-rail system was a key point of discussion and most councillors weren’t very happy with the answers they were getting. While a report from the city’s recommended rail builder, Rideau Transit Group, states that bicycles can be brought aboard the trains, Schepers said bikes won’t be permitted on the trains in their busy morning and afternoon commuter peak hours. That disappointed local advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling. Vice president Alex deVries said the move

Ottawa architect Ritchard Brisbin of BBB Architects designed LRT stations to be warm and comfortable. Above rendering is Blair station. would be a step backwards. “Today, any bus that has rack-and-roll will take your bike,” deVries said. “That service on the Transitway is being replaced with a service that doesn’t offer this.” The issue of bike parking was also a hot topic for councillors. Even Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, who isn’t very vocal on the topic of cycling, said the 300 bike parking spaces planned for the 13 stations won’t be enough. Schepers agreed that 300

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spaces is a “very conservative number.” The plans will identify space that can be used to expand bike parking in the future, she said. “I hope that demand will continue to grow and they will have to expand bike parking quickly,” she said. DeVries said it’s encouraging to hear that even suburban councillors are pushing for more bike parking. “It’s hard to believe that 300 spots are going to be enough for 13 stations,” he

said. DeVries said Citizens for Safe Cycling has also been pushing for secure bicycle lockers that frequent cyclists could rent, but so far, that’s not part of the plan. The stations will also feature “runnels”: troughs along staircases that allow cyclists to wheel their bikes up and down stairs. Elevators are “full-sized” and will be large enough to hold bikes, confirmed rail office manager John Jensen.

EMC news - A new program will offer a path for families of youth suffering from a mental health crisis. Called the Bridges Project, the new program will bring services from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa Public Health, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and the Youth Services Bureau to form a treatment team that can provide intensive treatment program for teens – outside a hospital setting. The program will ensure the appropriate services are offered directly to teens in crisis, instead of the current process, which leaves families in crisis searching for the right way to access services, said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley. For the councillor, this shift in the relationship between families and service providers is huge. “It changes the dynamic around,” Hubley said. “We were out there running around trying to find help. Now what’s going to happen is all the agencies are going to come to the families and say, “This is the kind of help you need to get and we can refer you.”

Alex Munter, president and chief executive officer of CHEO, stated in a press release that Ottawa is seeing unprecedented demand for mental health services. “It is not just the number of cases that is increasing, but also the severity of these cases,” he stated. “Our goal with this program is to completely change the trajectory of young peoples’ lives.” The Champlain Local Health Integration Network will provide half a million dollars in annual funding to run the integrated treatment program, which is expected to make youth mental-health intervention more streamlined and cost-effective. Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi praised the partnership between service providers. “This program has the capacity to identify and respond to the needs of high risk youth in Ottawa and ultimately, has the potential to save lives,” he stated. By providing services outside the hospital, not only are hospital beds freed up, but youth in crisis can maintain some normalcy in their lives by staying at home and accessing services in the community, according to the press release.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Mental health and addictions care. â&#x20AC;˘ Minor procedures not requiring sedation. There would be specialized consultations, such as allergists available, geriatric services health services. As well, the building would house diagnostic imaging, a pharmacy and a lab. Urgent care services would be offered, though the current OrlĂŠans Urgent Care Centre has not expressed interest relocating. The floor plan includes a therapy garden and public courtyard and room for future expansion. The plan will now be submitted to the Ministry of Health for review. Final approval is needed by the ministry to move forward to the functional plan stage. While the next stage will be under the direction of the Montfort Hospital, LeClerc said the LHIN will stay closely involved with the planning.

ment from the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. Characteristics include a large francophone population, 16 per cent with mental health conditions or addictions, 53 per cent overweight, and 24 per cent heavy drinkers. As well, there are many people entering their senior years, Potvin said. The preliminary plans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; subject to change â&#x20AC;&#x201C; include a variety of health and wellness programs, such as: â&#x20AC;˘ An adult day program. â&#x20AC;˘ Oral screening. â&#x20AC;˘ Developmental screening. â&#x20AC;˘ Co-ordination of in-home support systems like Meals on Wheels. The condition management side of the proposal includes: â&#x20AC;˘ A chronic pain clinic. â&#x20AC;˘ Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. â&#x20AC;˘ Physical therapy clinic. â&#x20AC;˘ Diabetes clinic. â&#x20AC;˘ Foot care. â&#x20AC;˘ Nursing clinic.

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recently revealed plan to turn green space in Old Ottawa East into a parking lot has shocked many in the community and rightly leaves residents across the city concerned about how the upcoming light-rail project will be managed. Residents of Ottawa deserve to be kept in the loop when it comes to how the city is proceeding with the single biggest construction project in the capital since the Rideau

Canal was built nearly two centuries ago. City staff involved in the plan to construct a 362-space parking area on green space located at 160 Lees Ave. waited so long to release information about the project that even the area’s councillor, David Chernushenko, was caught off guard when he was informed on Dec. 5 The open area is used as green space by the Archville neighbourhood and the 3,000 residents of neighbouring

highrise buildings. A parking area is needed to fulfill the city’s legal obligation to replace parking that will be lost at the University of Ottawa campus when the city takes over two areas to stage construction for the light-rail system. But members of the Old Ottawa East community were left scratching their heads wondering why the Lees green space was selected. Were any other sites considered?

The plans for the new parking area are dated August 2012, so why wasn’t the ward councillor and the community notified sooner? Good questions, but we’re still waiting for answers. After he was told about the project, Chernushenko waited two days hoping to receive more details before telling his constituents. But no information was forthcoming from the city. When approached for information by this newspaper,

city staff failed to respond to requests for further details. There might be a very good reason why the green space is the only logical location for the parking lot. And by no means do we expect the city consult with the public regarding every detail of work associated with the $2-billionplus light-rail mega project. But this isn’t a last-minute work order. Staff made their decision last summer and the project takes away a treasured green space from thousands of

residents in Old Ottawa East. Surely that merits a little public consultation? Staff should have known the project would raise concerns in the community. The way this project has been communicated – or rather not communicated – raises a disturbing precedent for how the city handles future impacts of the light-rail project. It’s difficult to judge the city’s rationale for approving projects when staff refuse to talk to either the councillor or the community. We all need to be in the loop when it comes to such a pivotal period in the city’s history.

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t’s not the most wonderful time of year for TV movie-watchers. For the past several weeks every movie has been about Christmas. The Man Who Saved Christmas and The Dog Who Saved Christmas and Crazy for Christmas and The Christmas Miracle and The Christmas Choir and The Christmas This and The Christmas That. Try to find a cowboy or a bank robber and you’re just out of luck. And it’s not as they’re being bumped out by the great Christmas movies – A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life and Bad Santa. Today’s Christmas movies aren’t really about Christmas. They’re mostly about people falling in and/or out of love under coloured lights. The list of Christmas movies, usually small-budget productions with small-name casts, grows. They’re eventually going to run out of plots involving misunderstantings and mistletoe. New plots need to reflect the concerns of moviegoers today, show an awareness of current tastes. The Christmas movie needs to be brought up to date. Fortunately, new movie production facilities are being brought to our city. So Ottawa can be at the forefront of this new Christmas movie wave. Here we are then, about to produce the first contemporary Christmas movie with an Ottawa theme. If you’ve been following current cultural trends, you know what it is has to be called. Right: The Christmas Zombie. Now, if you’re writing the script, you know certain things have to happen. First, there have

to be small-name stars who think they hate each other, but we know they don’t. They probably shouldn’t be zombies, because there’s a certain ewwwww factor in zombies under the mistletoe, what with the way parts of them are always falling off. OK, if zombies aren’t under the mistletoe where will they be? An obvious answer is that they are in Parliament, perhaps the Senate. But that wouldn’t work. Senators have to retire at 75 and many zombies are hundreds of years older than that. Also zombies don’t have a principal residence. Well then, the zombies could be in a shopping mall. People are at their most zombie-like there. But this has already been done in Dawn of the Dead. Granted, originality is not something that is particularly prized in the movie world, but let’s look for zombies elsewhere. City hall, for example. Zombies could be occupying the council seats, grunting appreciatively at every mention of a new casino, raising their hands to vote yes, the hands sometimes falling off. Is this too political? Perhaps. Anyway, it doesn’t really cover the Christmas angle, which is important because without a Christmas tree there is nothing for our small-name stars to embrace in front of. We know zombies would probably eat reindeer, so we’ll keep those out of the script. Same with mamma in her kerchief. How about the attacking zombies get frightened by the Christmas tree lights and run away, leaving everybody to be happy, try on sweaters and get married? Or maybe it’s The Little Drummer Boy that drives the zombies away. There are any number of ways you can play this. Christmas songs (not the carols but the kind Michael Bublé sings) could bring inner peace to the zombies, much as they did to The Grinch, and turn them into likeable characters from High School Musical. The most likely scenario is that the zombies simply decide to leave so they can line up for the Boxing Day sales.

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Holiday Energy Conservation Tips The winter holiday period can be a time of heavy electricity use, with the family at home and lots of entertaining. Here are some simple yet helpful tips on how to conserve energy this holiday season:

Use LED holiday lights instead of incandescent. LED lights use up to 95 percent less energy than traditional lights and last for many years without needing to change a bulb.

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Capital Muse ing or giggling or sitting calmly in our laps. The other 12 hours of the day, when she’s screaming and slapping my face with her razor sharp finger nails, it’s like a form of torture. When she’s spitting up all over my suit jacket, I wonder if I can maintain my career. When she poops all over everything in sight seconds after I’ve given her a bath, I wonder how much laundry a woman can do before she decides to burn all the fabric in the house instead of washing it. Despite the fact infants are a little disgusting and annoying most of the time -- yes, I believe this -- we still seriously contemplate evening out the numbers. (My husband, one of three children, always thought we should have two or four. As one of two, I never thought a single sibling was enough). One of the biggest hurdles for us, however, is cost -- not just financial, but time as well. But new reports suggest if we don’t have babies, there may be an even bigger economic

cost. Following reports in November that the birth rate in the United States fell to its lowest-ever level in 2011 -- 1.89 children per adult woman - many are wondering how developed nations will sustain aging populations without enough young people to support them. While the latest data puts the U.S. on par with the rest of the developed world -- Canada’s fertility rate crept up marginally in the four years to 2010, to 1.63 from 1.59 -- many are once-again contemplating how to get women back on the baby-rearing track. Earlier this month in the Globe and Mail, columnist Margaret Wente summarized the national discussion taking place in the United States. Conservatives, she notes -- many of them “men who’ve probably never changed a diaper” -- have failed to convince women that a return to the domestic sphere is in the national interest. On the flip side, progressives are likely to argue for improved social

programs like parental leave and daycare, but Wente notes that where these programs do exist, they haven’t made much of a difference in fertility rates either. So what to do? One thing that is frequently missing from this debate is the role of men. Having just spent a week cleaning up vomit and diarrhea and altogether acting as nurse Mom to my four co-habitants during a horrible stomach virus, I can safely say that if other women are like me, we have a general lack of desire to spend all our time in the home doing all the disgusting

If we really want to increase fertility rates in this country, there’s no turning back the clock on feminism. chores that go along with that. Unfortunately, the big push for breastfeeding and attachment parenting on one end of the philosophical spectrum, and the focus on nap schedules and hardcore routine on the other, often makes childrearing out to be a lonely and predominantly

female venture. But if we really want to increase fertility rates in this country, there’s no turning back the clock on feminism. Men have to be on board, and not just as sperm donors. I have several friends each with four children and they have something in common: their husbands have taken parental leave at one time or another and the men have chosen to plateau their careers temporarily to help raise the kids and support the mothers’ careers. This is significant because while my female friends like having children, they also -- like their husbands -- enjoy having a social life, a gym membership and a career outside the home. My husband is one of a handful of dads I know who gets up in the middle of the night more frequently than I do to rock and feed the baby. He’s one of few men I know primarily responsible for laundry and cleaning toilets. It’s because he takes equal responsibility for the children that, despite the vomit and the poo and the crying and the razor sharp nails, and the horrible nine months of being a vessel to what frequently seems like a parasite, I may just contemplate having another one. Consider it my -- or should I say our -- contribution to the nation’s economy.

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Mini apple and cranberry dessert a tasty brunch treat EMC lifestyle - The holiday season is upon us, so why not look for a dessert that is good for dinner or brunch? The holidays are a great time to enjoy a leisurely brunch and while there are many brunch foods that come to mind, this is a refreshing and easy make-ahead dessert for just such an occasion. Place desserts on a silver platter for an elegant presentation. When using frozen cranberries, thaw before adding to mixture. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes

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125 ml (1/2 cup) liquid honey 15 ml (1 tbsp.) minced lemon rind 30 ml (2 tbsp.) lemon juice 1 ml (1/4 tsp.) salt Garnish: fresh mint leaves In a saucepan, combine the apples, sugar, 50 ml (1/4 cup) water, lemon juice and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until apples are soft but not too mushy -- about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates, about eight

minutes. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly. To make the cream, transfer the apple mixture to food processor; pulse until smooth. Add cranberries, mascarpone cheese, honey, lemon rind, lemon juice and salt; pulse until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least two hours or up to three days. Spoon 50 ml (1/4 cup) into each dish. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf and enjoy. Foodland Ontario

Bell Sensplex to host CCHL Holiday Showcase Dec. 21 to 23 EMC news - The seventh annual CCHL Holiday Showcase takes place at the Bell Sensplex from Friday, Dec. 21, to Sunday, Dec. 23. The 2012 showcase will mark the third consecutive time the event has been played at the Bell Sensplex and sees each CCHL team play two games at the venue over the course of the weekend. Each game result counts towards the league standings. “The Ottawa Senators are once again delighted to be presenting the CCHL Holiday

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While the individual projects might not seem too detrimental, when they are all added up over time, the environmental affects are greater, NCC transportation planner Arto Keklikian told the city’s transportation committee on Dec. 5. The recommendation comes from a joint study undertaken by the city and the NCC to look at 30 transportation projects, from road widenings to the construction of park-and-ride lots, to determine how they would change the ecological form and function of the Greenbelt. In addition to the two Hope Side Road projects, the following projects were identified as ones that are unacceptable to the NCC in their current forms and should be reconsidered or changed to avoid cumulative ecological impacts: • Leitrim Road realignment south of the airport. • Leitrim park-and-ride lot. • A maintenance and storage yard planned to serve the previous north-south light rail plan that the previous city council scrapped. There were also eight projects identified that would need smaller changes to mitigate their effects: • Extension of Hunt Club Road from Hawthorne Road to Highway 417. • Hunt Club Road connec-

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tion from Innes Road/Walkley Road to east of Highway 417. • Widening of highway 174. • A new bridge across the Rideau River at Fallowfield and Leitrim roads. • Chapel Hill park-andride lot. • Leiteim Road realignment. • Lester Road widening from the Airport Parkway to Bank Street. • Proposed Cumberland Transitway. The areas most likely to experience the effects of construction to the greatest extent are the Pine Grove forest and Stony Swamp. In most cases, there is ample time to rethink and change the proposed projects, said deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. For instance, now that the city’s light-rail plan has changed from a northsouth line to an east-west line, it would probably make more sense to put a light-rail maintenance facility in the west end, she said. Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches pointed out that the study only highlights problems, and solutions still need to be found. He supports protecting the integrity of the Greenbelt, especially if it helps encourage employment centres in suburban areas so people can work where they live.

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Union wants province to kill Bill 115 Jennifer McIntosh

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EMC news - Public elementary school teachers in Ottawa walked off the job Dec. 12 in protest of Bill 115. The legislation gives the education minister the power to impose a contract on thousands of workers if unions and school boards can’t reach local agreements before Dec. 31.

Modelled on an agreement the province reached with the unions representing Catholic teachers, the bill freezes wages, ends the banking of sick days and cuts other benefits. The unions say it strips members of their democratic right to collectively bargain a new contract. “We have to come up with an agreement that’s essentially the same as the one the

Catholic teachers signed or the education minister can make changes. That’s not right,” said Courtney Watson, who was serving as a picket captain outside the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s office. Teachers demonstrated outside of 63 Ottawa elementary schools and the offices of six area MPPs. Watson, who said she has

worked as an occasional teacher at schools across the city, said it isn’t about the dollars and cents. But while the teachers are out on the picket lines, the education minister is being urged by her colleagues to use the tools the legislation affords her. “I feel obligated as official Opposition critic to remind you of your responsibilities as minister and the tools that you have at your disposal within Bill 115 to re-impose some semblance of order in our

schools,” Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod wrote in an open letter to Education Minister Laurel Broten. In a statement released by Broten’s office, Premier Dalton McGuinty said a legal one-day strike action didn’t warrant government intervention. Broten has said the provincial government will impose a new contract on thousands of teachers and support staff if their unions don’t negotiate deals by the end of the month, but Ottawa-Carleton

Elementary Teachers’ Federation president Peter Giuliani scoffed at the deadline. “Apparently we all turn into pumpkins on Dec. 31,” he said. “That is a completely artificial deadline.” Watson said teachers want to keep doing their job, but don’t want to do give up their right to collective bargaining. “We’d much rather be in the classroom than picketing in December,” she said

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Diann Lalande, Sylvie Lalande Simard and Linda Eagen, president and CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at the the annual Cancer Foundation Telethon. Cuts for Cancer at Lalande’s studio raised $10,000 in 2012, From left, Gloucester Songsters June Lyons, Hildagarde Lalande, Shirley Edmonds and Jean Thompson dig in during achieving an overall goal of $60,000 raised to date. The the traditional Christmas lunch at the Gloucester Senior Adults Centre on Dec. 13. The Songsters performed a melody event has been running for 10 years. of Christmas carols and songs after the holiday luncheon.

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Maude is a grey tabi, spayed female Domestic Shorthair cat who is about a year and 8 months old. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on October 9 and has been patiently waiting for a forever home since! Maude loves to be with her human companions. She has a laidback personality and gets along with people who want a low-key, relaxed cat to hang out with. 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 www.ottawahumane.ca 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.

Comet is a black and tan, neutered male, Rottweiler and Retriever Labrador. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on November 25, the shelter staff think Comet is about 2 years old. Comet would be very pleased if you asked him to play fetch with you and his tennis ball. He’s lots of fun to play with because he follow the rules, and always bring the ball back to you. Comet is a very social dog, and wouldn’t want to miss out on opportunities to play with other canine friends. He loves other dogs, especially ones that can keep up with him! Comet would be better suited to a home with large dog breed experience, he has lots of potential to be a great companion, but does still need a bit of guidance from his master.

How many is too many? it’s probably best to introduce them separately. Once all dogs have been introduced and seem to tolerate each other without signs of aggression or fear for an hour, take them home. Let the dogs drag their leashes in the house for the first few days, so you can safely intervene in case they fight. Extra supervision is required when you take two or more dogs out together, since two or more dogs are a pack and may bully other dogs at the park. The time required for pets to get along will vary, depending on the number and nature of your animals. The important thing is to take things slowly. If, however, the introductions result in aggressive behaviour, or aggressive behaviour doesn’t stop, consult your veterinarian or an animal behaviour specialist. Tips: • Make sure all of your pets are neutered or spayed. Neutering or spaying greatly reduces territorial behaviour and many types of aggression. • Take your new pet to the veterinarian for a thorough check-up to avoid exposing your current pets to disease. • Make sure each pet has his own food and water dish. A separate litter box for each cat is also a good idea. • If your multiple-pet household will include cats and dogs, make sure the cat’s food and litter box are inaccessible to the dog. • Never leave a puppy alone with an adult dog until you are sure the puppy isn’t at risk of being injured (accidentally or intentionally) by the adult dog. Most dogs set limits with a growl or snarl, but some will respond with more aggressive behaviour. Be sure your older dog gets plenty of attention and some quiet time away from the puppy. R0011806025.1220

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: www.ottawahumane.ca Email: Adoptions@ottawahumane.ca Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258

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Hi, I’m Disney the sort of mini schnauzer and here I am at the OHS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. I’m 11 yrs. old, not that I look it.... handsome, aren’t I. My mom adopted me when no one else would because I wasn’t very social. With love and help from my boy and girl, I soon learned that meeting kids and adults was awesome. I like meeting other dogs too but still don’t like playing with them. I prefer to watch so my old neighbours nicknamed me The Governor. Call me quirky but I dance and sing at my food before eating it and I get really scared when my bum makes those “funny” noises. I love my walks, chasing my cat pals Peaches and Pixel and hanging out with my family. Keep an eye out for me and I will do my “happy hello howl” for you. Do you think your pet is cute enough to be “THE PET OF THE WEEK”? Submit a picture and short biography of your pet to find out! Simply email to: cfoster@thenewsemc.ca attention “Pet of the Week”

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Multiple pets can mean multiple rewards, but not without the resources to make it work. Just like people, pets need a proper introduction to feel comfortable. First impressions really do count when it comes to animals, and pets that have not met should not be introduced to one another in the same room until both have had a chance to warm up to the idea. Keep the pets confined to separate areas, where they can smell each others’ presence but not see one another. Accustom the cats to each other’s scents by switching sleeping blankets, or rubbing the cats with the same towel. Once the new cat seems at home, switch the cats, confining the resident cats and allowing the new cat to explore the house. Return the cats to their original parts of the house, propping open the door just enough for the cats to see each other. Once the cats seem to tolerate each other, open the door. Mild protests (hissing, growling) from either cat are to be expected, but if behaviour starts to intensify (fighting), separate the cats and start over again. You may have to repeat this behaviour daily for a week or more. Use the same procedure to introduce a cat and dog, ensuring that the first meetings are closely supervised. With your dog on a leash, allow the cat to explore your home. Reward your dog’s positive behaviour with rewards and treats. Until you’re sure your cat is safe, keep the cat and dog separated when you aren’t at home. Introduce dogs to each other in neutral territory like a park, using praise and treats to let the dogs experience good things in each other’s presence. Let them investigate each other, but stay alert for signs of aggression. If you already have two or more dogs at home,

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

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.

Dec. 31

p.m., music from 9 to 1 p.m. by the renowned Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country Band. Reserved tickets only. For additional information please call Mary 613 4892697, Irwin 613 258-2258 or Gerry 613 692-4122.

Tuesdays and Fridays

Mondays

The Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Association is inviting you and your friends to our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner dance, Monday, Dec. 31 at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. Happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m., catered beef and turkey buffet and dessert. Bar service and party favours at 7

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 www.bytownbeat.com.

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 www.theopdl.ca. Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making music together. Regular

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 613-8246864 for details.

Wednesdays

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 www.632aircadets.com for more information.

Fridays

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.

Ongoing

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

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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 www.otsc.ca for membership benefits and outings. Please contact Ed Geier at 613-604-0894 or Jim Yip at 613-830-6402 for more details. Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join activities and meet some new friends. Please check the website at www. ottawanewcomersclub.ca. For more information call 613860-0548 or ottawanew comers@hotmail.ca. 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. 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 www.girlguides.ca. 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 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 cws-psm@ottawa.ca. 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 alliance.ca or by contacting debbie@eastgatealliance.ca or 613-744-0682. 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 online at www. shoutsisterchoir.ca.

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34. Capital of Alberta 36. Large African antelope 37. Mexican tortilla sandwich 38. Pigmented eye membrane 39. Baby’s food protector 40. Winglike structures 41. Sun-dried brick 44. Those dull in appearance 45. Basketlike baby’s bed 48. Purpose or intent 49. Difficult to carry 50. Cry made by sheep 51. More than one spouse CLUES DOWN 1. Incredible edibles 2. About aviation 3. Small biting flies

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

Both social and business communication require some tact this week, Aries. You can handle it, and you should be prepared to meet some interesting people. Taurus, your confidence and energy are strong, but you seem to be having difficulty sitting still for enough time to get a handle on other people’s opinions and viewpoints. New options present themselves that are excellent for educational pursuits, Gemini. Friends will be supportive of any ideas that you devise, even if they seem a little off-center. Cancer, this week you could gain the attention of people in high positions. Use the opportunity to get your best points heard if you have the chance.

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!

4. Bulgarian monetary unit 5. Point midway between E and SE 6. Old CCCP or U___ 7. Rubber tree genus 8. Waterless 9. Female chicken 10. Relating to the Hebrews 11. Dig up 12. Diacritic caron 14. Capital of Sicily 17. Shock therapy 18. Cyto_____: surrounds the nucleus 20. Daughters of the Am. Revolution 23. Nincompoops 24. Great battle of 333 BC 25. Salt Lake state

Leo, this should be one of those glorious weeks when you have the feeling that everything is moving along smoothly and according to your master plan. Virgo, your confidence is high and there is just about nothing that you fear or think you cannot handle this week. Float along on these feelings of euphoria for a while.

26. Woman (French) 29. A public promotion 30. Social insect 31. Knifed 32. Formal association of people 35. Toff 36. Snaps up 38. Annona diversifolia 40. Opera vocal solo 41. Largest continent 42. Day (Latin) 43. Sole 44. Hit lightly 45. Guy (slang) 46. Black tropical Am. cuckoo 47. Screen Writers Guild 1220

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Last week’s answers

Libra, you will show leadership in your profession over the next several days. This also will extend into your personal life, where you may have more energy in home affairs. Scorpio, indulge your curiosities, as your imagination and creativity are very high. Projects that require artistic work or writing should be the top priority on your list. Sagittarius, this is a good week to explore new business opportunities. Apply your efforts to solving some complex problems that others have shied away from. Capricorn, your feelings of restlessness might be because you’re not accustomed to sitting still for too long. You will think of ways to fill the time. Broaden your social contacts, Aquarius, and this way you will extend your professional reach as well. There always are opportunities for networking. You may find that needs at home quickly drain you of any energy, Pisces. Simplify your routine to find some relief.

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