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An early-morning blaze at a building near Smyth Road briefly shuts down Alta Vista Drive. – Page 3



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Winter pick-up The ice has taken shape and outdoor skating has begun at the Alta Vista Park. Neighbourhood kids like Justin Jarmo, left, and Eric Toms enjoy skating as they discover the joys of winter. The rink is maintained by local residents for the neighbourhood to enjoy.

More Presto cards available for riders Jan. 18 OC Transpo seeks ‘frequent riders’ for 10,000 smart-card rollout

Former Bay Ward councillor Alex Cullen will seek the provincial NDP nomination for Ottawa Centre. – Page 15

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EMC news - OC Transpo is hoping to tap frequent riders to help get the bugs out of its smart-card payment system. The new Presto cards will be available for free at OC

Transpo sales centres between Jan. 18 and Feb. 1. There are already 2,000 people using the cards as part of a “friends and family” test program and OC Transpo is hoping up to 10,000 more people join them when the new cards begin to work on Feb. 1. The cards are being released to a larger number of transit users to test the beleaguered system when it’s under heavier use. The Presto system is used by some transit agencies in southern Ontario, but Ottawa was set to be the first city to

use a new generation of the technology last summer. A full, 200,000-card rollout was scheduled for June, but the city and provincial agency responsible for the system, Metrolinx, pulled the plug at the last minute due to technical issues. Glitches, such as red screens indicating rejected payments, continued to plague the system through the summer, forcing Metrolinx and the city to extend the “friends and family” test period through the winter. Presto is supposed to usher

in a new era of how users pay to ride the bus. For one thing, the passes are transferable, meaning you, a spouse, a child, a friend, a roommate or anyone, really, could share a card – as long as you don’t ride at the same time. The cards can be topped up online or at a service centre. Manager of business and operational services, David Pepper, said OC Transpo is hoping at least half of the new Presto-card holders use the cards regularly. That lowball number is

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enough to give OC Transpo the kind of critical mass it needs to put the system to the test. In addition, now that the Toronto Transit Commission has signed on to implement Presto for the TTC by 2016, all eyes will be watching Ottawa to see how it fares. Last month, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279 boss Craig Watson said that all 1,600 OC Transpo operators were set to be retrained on how to use the Presto system in January in advance of the deluge of new users expected in February. R0011723363

The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group gets ready to host its annual food tasting affair. – Page 5


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Women’s hockey tourney prepares to ‘Do It For Daron’

Pancake Breakfast gets a boost Lesia Gilbert, left, treasurer and social events co-ordinator with the Riverside South Community Association, receives a cheque from Christine Asselin, Scotiabank Riverside South branch manager. The funds are a contribution towards paying for the operating costs of the Pancake Breakfast organized by the association. The revenue matching contribution of $2702 allows the association to keep the cost low for residents.

EMC news - Hockey Canada has announced that DIFD (Do It For Daron) will be the charity of choice for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place in April at Scotiabank Place and the Nepean Sportsplex. DIFD is a youth-driven initiative at the Royal focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health. Several initiatives are planned to support and raise money for DIFD at the Royal, including: • Tickets: DIFD supporters can purchase tickets for the Wednesday, April 3 doubleheader games featuring the United States vs. Finland and Switzerland vs. Canada and sit in the dedicated Power to the Purple section at Scotiabank Place. Fans are encouraged to wear purple to show their solidarity to the cause. Five dollars from each ticket sold in this section will be donated to DIFD at the Royal. Individual tickets are available for $39 each through (promo code: DIFD). • 50/50: For the April 3 games, DIFD at the Royal will receive a portion of the 50/50 proceeds. • Programs: $1 from each program sale sold by a DIFD volunteers during the April 3 games will go to DIFD at the Royal. “The Richardson family,

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Beechwood meeting to offer open dialogue Preliminary plans for Beechwood Avenue fire site to be revealed Michelle Nash

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Firefighters battle an early morning fire at the front lobby of MD Physician Services’ head office at 1870 Alta Vista Dr. Damages from the fire are estimated at $350.000.

Fire fighters battle early morning fire on Alta Vista Drive

EMC news - Alta Vista Drive near Smyth Road was closed for a few hours on Jan. 3 to allow firefighters to battle fire on the exterior of a six storey building at 1870 Alta Vista Dr. MD Physicians Services Inc., an organization that provides financial products and services to physicians and their families, occupies the building. The morning fire destroyed parts of the building’s exterior and caused an estimated $50,000 damage from the fire and nearly $300,000 in smoke damages inside the building, according to a re-

lease from fire department. “Fire did not spread to the interior of the structure however smoke did make its way inside the building, causing significant damage on the second floor near the fire area,” the release said. Fire crews ventilated the upper floors and dealt with a steam pipe that was damaged as a result of the fire. In a statement, MD Physicians Services said it was able to confirm that all employees who were in the building at the time of the fire were safely evacuated with no injuries reported. “No client data has been compromised and clients will not experience any service interruptions,” the statement

said. All employees working from Alta Vista Drive were asked to work from home.

he said. Nussbaum is looking forward to the upcoming meeting and said he is thankful that the New Edinburgh Community Alliance is hosting the event. “I think it is great they are taking the initiative to ensure that the development would have open dialogue with residents,” Nussbaum said. “The first thing you want to provide is an opportunity for neighbours and the community to offer their views on the features the development should offer for the community.” Sacks said the meeting will feature working group tables to allow everyone the opportunity to participate. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark said he is relieved that something is finally happening at the site. “Everybody wants to get something up there and they wanted it up yesterday,” he said. Clark has seen some of the preliminary plans from Minto and said he does not see anything too objectionable, but said he stills needs to sit down with planning staff regarding the development. “The community wants to see more retail like Westboro and I think we will see it,” Clark said. The meeting is open to all residents surrounding Beechwood Avenue, but due to a 150-people capacity limit at Memorial Hall, online registration is required at www. R0011849793

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EMC news - New Edinburgh residents are hopeful early talks with developers concerning the Beechwood Avenue fire site could lead to positive results for the community. The New Edinburgh Community Alliance will host its first meeting regarding the Minto Group’s plans to develop 7-23 Beechwood Ave. and 409-411 MacKay St. on Jan. 16 at MacKay United Church. While not an official city-led public consultation, the meeting is intended to be more of an open forum than what a city- or developer-hosted meeting might be. “Our hope is that if we get in early enough that our comments would have an effect on what Minto is planning,” said alliance president David Sacks. “The atmosphere NECA is hosting is neutral. We want to be gracious to our guests, but it is not a space that the developer would be controlling it (the meeting) tightly.” A fire that started in the basement of the Home Hardware on the morning of March 16, 2011 ultimately destroyed five businesses and 11 residences on Beechwood. Since then the site has remained empty and boarded up because of an ongoing insurance settlement. In November 2012 Minto announced it had purchased the site. Sacks added the alliance aims for the meeting to be

an information gathering session. “We were hoping to have the public in an area that isn’t so heavily orchestrated, that offers the community to have a chance to respond and send comments -- not just fill out a form at the end of the meeting,” he said. Minto spokeswoman Gwen Cox said representatives from the company will be presenting an overview of development proposals for the site and confirmed there will be opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comments. Beechwood Avenue is a main street shared by five communities and in the year-anda-half since the fire, residents have been eager to ensure the area maintains the distinctive main street character. Shortly after the fire, residents formed a “friends group” called the Beechwood Village Alliance in an effort to offer each community the opportunity to offer suggestions for the future of the area. In October, the Beechwood Village Alliance held its second meeting where more than 150 residents discussed the need for development at the site. Lindenlea resident Tobi Nussbaum helped form the group and said since the beginning the goal has always been to move the renewal along. “There is a real indication of public interest and a willingness to participate of the revitalization of Beechwood,”

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EMC news – Donating your old electronics could help Habitat for Humanity reach a goal of helping low-income families realize a dream of owning a home. The organization holds a year-round electronics collection at its two-Restore locations in Ottawa. All e-waste collected by Habitat for Humanity is recycled in Ontario by Sims Recycling Solutions through the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program. “Everything is recycled in

an environmentally friendly and secure way,” said Myrna Beattie, director of retail operations with Habitat. “It doesn’t go on a truck to the US or in a container to a third world country somewhere. It is all done within Ontario and we are very happy to be partners with Sims.” Beattie said that every purchase made at their Restores and the e-waste product collected under the OES programs supports Habitat for Humanity in the capital region as it helps local families achieve the dream of homeownership.

“All the proceeds from the Restores go towards supporting programs of Habitat for Humanity,” said Beattie. Ottawa residents can drop off old computers, monitors, televisions, cellphones and other electronics for recycling at one of The Habitat ReStores on Enterprise Avenue and Walkley Road. The service is free and open to the public. “The message we would like to get out to the general public is there is a lot of other people doing re-cycling, but ask your recycler where does the product go, and if they can’t tell you then you can be sure it is not recycled in

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Glebe activities group to host finger-lickin’ good time Annual event to help raise money for community centre project Michelle Nash

EMC community - Foodies from across the city are invited to the Glebe this month to enjoy some delectable fare in support of the community. Fine wines, local brews, finger foods and dozens of desserts from restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood will be served up at this year’s Taste in the Glebe on Jan. 17. The event, hosted by the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group, will take place at the Glebe Community Centre. “This is the best food and wine show in the city, hands down,” said Clare Rogers, one of the organizers for the event. There are always a few new restaurateurs each year, she said, but the theme is always the same - to eat, drink and be merry. “It’s a great time,” she said. “There are always fancy finger foods and some not so fancy foods, but all are equally delicious.” Last year, Rogers said one restaurant made more than 400 fish tacos. “There were both gorgeous and delicious,” she said. Rogers added there also tends to be fun treats that stray away from strict gourmet fare, such as milkshakes provided by the Works last year. The annual event is part of the activities group’s fundraising initiative and the proceeds will go towards a community development fund, which focuses on raising money to help improve the Glebe Com-

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The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group will host its annual Taste in the Glebe on Jan. 17. The event will help the organization raise money for an upcoming landscaping project at the Glebe Community Centre. munity Centre building and grounds. Rogers said the money raised at this year’s Taste in the Glebe will help fund the group’s upcoming landscaping project, which includes the addition of parking at the centre, as well as relocating the sidewalk in front of the parking area. “It’s to stop the danger of having cars backing out onto the sidewalk,” Rogers said. The project will increase the available parking from six

spaces and one handicap space to about 18. Bicycle racks will also be added. This project is completely funded by the community and so far the group has raised $80,000 for the parking project, while the landscaping portion intends to a community-driven volunteer initiative. The Taste in the Glebe, Rogers said, is also a huge community event, made possible because of the dedication of residents. “It’s a lot of work, but we

have no shortage of volunteers who help out,” Rogers said. “It’s like one big community party and community event.” The event will welcome as many as 350 people from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the centre or online at Residents interested in donating directly to the landscaping fund can contact the activities group at 613-2338713.

EMC news - Don’t spend the next school PA day cooped up indoors - it’s time to get outside and enjoy all that freshly fallen snow. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is once again hosting its Winter Adventurer PA day camps at Baxter and Foley Mountain conservation areas this season. Children aged six to 12 are invited to spend a great, funfilled day with RVCA interpreters while they learn how to snowshoe, build shelters and campfires, cook outdoors and use a compass. Of course, no PA day is complete without a few outdoor games as well. “We can’t let the winter cold stop us from enjoying some wonderful outdoor opportunities,” said Rebecca Whitman, Foley Mountain supervisor and interpreter. “We need to stop retreating indoors and becoming inactive. Instead, we need

to embrace winter and get the children out and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer.” Camps are $40 per child ($35 for additional children in the same family) and include snowshoe rental, snacks and the traditional reward of a frothy hot chocolate after a day of frosty fun. There is a maximum of 20 participants, so families are encouraged to register early. Baxter Conservation Area south of Kars will host its camps on Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration can be completed through Andrea Wood, who can be reached at 613-489-3592 or Foley Mountain Conservation Area will host its camp on Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Whitman at 613273-3255 or to register. The program is offered as part of the RVCA’s Active Outdoor Life series.

Effective January 1, 2013, Hydro Ottawa’s distribution rates have changed. A typical residential customer’s bill will increase by approximately 0.58 percent or $0.66 per month. Small commercial customers consuming 2,000 kWh per month and having a demand of less than 50 kilowatts will see their monthly bill decrease by about $5.35. Distribution rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board, based on applications submitted by Hydro Ottawa. The rate-setting process is open and transparent, with opportunities for public participation. In Hydro Ottawa’s rate application, major business priorities included the need to continually invest in infrastructure to keep services reliable; and to prepare for the industry-wide challenge

of an aging workforce by continuing and growing its trades apprenticeship programs.

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Industry comparisons have consistently shown that Hydro Ottawa’s operating, maintenance and administration costs are below the provincial average. Distribution rates cover the cost of building and maintaining infrastructure. Hydro Ottawa’s distribution charges represent only 20.4 percent of the total bill for a typical residential customer. The remaining charges are passed on, without mark-up, to respective parties on behalf of customers.


Hydro Ottawa Distribution Rates Change January 1, 2013

Distribution Charge (paid to Hydro Ottawa), 20.4% Electricity Generation Charge (paid to generators of hydroelectric, nuclear, fossil-fueled, wind, biomass, biogas and solar electricity), 52.0% Debt Retirement Charge to pay the debt of the former Ontario Hydro

(paid to the Provincial Distribution Charge (paidGovernment) to Hydro4.4% Ottawa), 20.4%

Regulatory Charges for administering system and funding programs (paid to Independent Electricity System Operator, Ministry of Energy) 4.1%

Electricity Generation Charge (paid to generators of hydroelectric, Transmission Charge (paid to Hydro One), 7.6% nuclear, fossil-fueled, wind, biomass, biogas and solar electricity), 52.0% Harmonized Sales Tax (paid to Federal and Provincial governments), 11.5% Debt Retirement Charge to pay the debt of the former Ontario Hydro (paid to the Provincial Government) *For a typical residential customer 4.4% using 800 kWh per month.

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Wynne wants cities to have a say Centre shines light

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Municipalities should have more say where OLG, green energy projects go: Liberal leadership contender Laura Mueller

EMC news - Municipalities need to have a greater say in where the province puts gambling facilities and green-energy projects, says Ontario Liberal leadership contender Kathleen Wynne. Wynne, MPP for Don Valley West in Toronto, released her plan for municipal prosperity in a teleconference on Jan. 3. Prior to her leadership run, Wynne has served as minister of education, transportation and municipal affairs and housing. The goal of the platform is to increase municipal autonomy and give cities and towns the tools they need to prosper. “Whether it’s casinos or energy infrastructure, we need to ensure we have willing hosts,â€? Wynne said. “Working together with communities ‌ we will build even stronger and more prosperous communities across Ontario.â€? While Wynne’s statements focused on the importance of communities “buying inâ€? to provincial initiatives instead

of being forced into them, her ideas were light on actual policy direction. Wynne said she is open to looking at what kinds of “tools and mechanisms� municipalities might need to ensure there is a good community process for projects that fall under the provincial purview, such as gambling facilities or solar farms. Wynne said Energy Minister Chris Bentley made a good start by establishing a new process that weighs multiple criteria for things like solar-farm proposals for the next phase of the province’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) renewable energy program. The next step is to make the process of deciding where those facilities go a more collaborative one, Wynne said. That would involve consulting the Association of Municipalities of Ontario ahead of time and engaging local decision makers, including mayors and aboriginal leaders, throughout the process. “I think communities have ideas about how they would like to see the processes work better,� Wynne said. Wynne said that while she

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Kathleen Wynne, an Ontario Liberal leadership contender, says municipalites should have more of a say where provincial projects such as solar farms and gambling facilities are located. encourages municipalities to hold referenda on whether they should accept a new gaming facility such as a casino, she wouldn’t force cities to go through that expensive process. But under the current deadlines outlined by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, it would be impossible for a municipality to hold a referendum before the OLG to make its decision. Wynne said she hasn’t contemplated any political maneuvers that could be used to extend those deadlines to allow municipalities to hold

referenda. The other components of Wynne’s community plan include: • Investing in roads and bridges • Bringing mayors together to ensure Ontario’s growth plans are on track • Rebalancing the cost of providing provincial services so it is less of a burden on rural municipalities • Developing regional and community transportation strategies and advocating for a national transportation strategy.

EMC news - A west-end resource centre is hoping put the city’s youth in the spotlight. The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre is starting to gather resources for the second annual Shine a Light on Our Youth fundraiser – set to hit the Centurion Conference Centre on April 20. Sandy Wooley, executive director for the resource centre, said last year’s event brought in $8,000. “We focused the money on our youth counselling programs,� Wooley said, adding the extra funds allowed the program’s co-ordinator to double her hours at the centre. “This year we hope to double the proceeds and raise $16,000,� Wooley said. “Everything will go into youth programming.� While the resource centre receives core funding from the city for most of the services it offers, there is little provided for youth programming. That’s what makes the fundraiser necessary, Wooley said. “Young people are the future of our community,�

Wooley said. “So it makes sense to make sure they have the proper resources.� The centre currently operates youth advisory groups in Barrhaven, Bells Corners and Parkwood Hills. Wooley said they are currently looking at an advisory group for parents in Manotick whose children are dealing with fentanyl addiction. The advisory programs are run by youth for youth in the community, with the help of NROCRC’s community developers. “We want residents to tell us what kind of services they want, rather than telling them we are setting up a basketball program or games night,� Wooley said. “Having their input makes the resources more effective.� The April event will have Mayor Jim Watson as a guest speaker. There will also be live and silent auctions. Wooley said January is when organizers really start buckling down and approach the community for auction items and sponsorships. Tickets for the event are $65 and are available for purchase now. To buy a ticket or donate items for the auction, contact Wooley at swooley@

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he Presto payment system for the city’s buses and future light rail hasn’t travelled a smooth road. The tap-and-go payment cards look nifty and plenty of riders would like to give them a try, but they’re not quite ready for prime time, or rush hour for that matter. Between Jan. 18 and Feb. 1, the city will hand out 10,000 free Presto cards. Then on Feb. 1, the final

test will begin. If the cards work as designed, you can expect to see Presto cards all over town within months. Part of the reason some riders are looking forward to the cards is their advantage over the current monthly paper passes. Once Presto is up and running, riders will be able to share cards; something that’s not allowed under the current system. That means a parent can potentially come home

from work and hand the Presto card off to a child or other adult to use during the evening. Sounds good, but we need the Presto system to work before that comes true. Presto cards are expected to deliver another advantage. They will make paper passes and eventually tickets obsolete at some point in the future, saving the cost of making, counting and then trashing the paper ones now in use.

City council decided Presto was the right package for Ottawa. Councillors voted to go with the system in part because it has been tested in the real world by Toronto’s transit system. But then things went wrong. The city accepted that Ottawa should have a Presto system that ran on a new, untested software package and new display screens for drivers. The software failed and

now, as we approach a rescheduled launch, OC Transpo’s drivers must undergo retraining because of the new interface screens. While it sounds fair that Metrolinx – Presto’s parent – is paying for the retraining, every taxpayer should keep in mind that our provincial taxes help cover the cost of the duplicate training sessions provided by Metrolinx. If this final test of Presto fails, the city can walk away

from the contract as late as April. Of course that still means the city will have to start from scratch. The mess has raised some big questions: why didn’t we buy an off-the-shelf system with hardware and software that had already been proven elsewhere and why is Ottawa stuck as the guinea pig for the new software? As every transit user knows, they key to a good system is running on time.


Our unique relationship with winter CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


ust after Christmas there was a great big snow. Other places got more of it than we did, but we got enough. The Queensway was mushy and slow, on-ramps were slippery, arterial roads were tricky and residential streets were mostly unplowed. The day after that snow, I was driving out of town. The side streets were fine. The Queensway was in beautiful shape. So was Highway 7, and it wasn’t as if any of the snow had melted. No, it had just been pushed aside and taken away. “Well, of course,� I hear you say. “We know how to deal with snow.� It’s something we always hear ourselves saying, often to friends in the U.S. who have lived through snowstorms that have crippled transportation and deprived thousands of power. We know how to deal with snow, we say smugly. We also love to say it to our cousins in Toronto after they have had a difficult time with the weather. We don’t have to call out the army to clear the streets. But what was apparent the day after that big snow on the dry and clear 417 is that it’s not we who know how to deal with snow. It’s the people who work for us, who drive that noisy, clunky equipment all day and through the middle of the night and into next day. They know how to deal with snow. And, unlike people in many other walks of life, they don’t just do it when they feel like it. They do it when it’s needed and don’t stop until it’s done. The same goes for the private guys who clear the laneways, parking lots and

driveways of the city. There are more and more of those, as annual warnings about the risks of shovelling are read by wary (certainly not lazy!) males of a certain age. It’s a miracle what they all do. One day you think you’ll never be able to get where you want to get and the next day you forget that you even thought about it. You rarely hear those who live in Ottawa complain about the snowplows. Not for long, anyway. Deal with snow? We as individuals might play our little part. We get our cars out of the way, sometimes doing a little dance with the snowplows. We put snow tires on our cars so that we don’t get stranded and add to everyone else’s difficulties. We stay home when urged to, take public transit when it makes more sense. But it’s not we who get the snow off the streets and roads. The people who do that not only perform a great service; they also enable our bragging about how we know how to deal with snow. It’s a neat trick to convince ourselves we are hardy northern survivor types at the same time as we spend most of our time indoors and warm while others do the heavy lifting. That’s what Canadians do every winter and the accumulation of bragging rights adds to our national pride. So it’s best not to question it too much. We do, in fact, go outside from time to time. We bundle up. We freeze in the car until it warms up. We wait in the cold for the bus. In colder parts of the country we even plug the car in overnight. And when we get where we are going, when we get back indoors, we are exhilarated by how cold it was and how we survived and we can’t stop talking about it. Not everyone on Earth gets to do this. For example, people who live in warm weather climes, such as southern California, can’t, although they occasionally get to brag about brush fires and earthquakes, thus avoiding the accusation that they are total weather wimps. I wonder if they say “we know how to deal with earthquakes�?

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What was your initial response to all the snow we’ve had recently?

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A) I bundled up the kids and spent the day playing outside.

B) No – they’re all a bunch of bad eggs. C) Perhaps, but only after an election

B) I took the day off and got some chores done inside.

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D) Who cares – when is hockey coming back?

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friend sent me an email recently. Within days of turning over the calendar, she finds herself in the unenviable position of making a big decision: do I pack in my home business and return to work full-time or do I continue the daily grind, working on ad hoc assignments, trying to make ends meet and being a dedicated mother-of-two at the same time? Either way, she’s looking at a huge fiscal hit. Daycare for two pre-schoolers is certain to set her back more than her mortgage (approximately $1,900 per month in Ottawa). If she stays home, she faces the prospect of a smaller and relatively unsteady income – not to mention the guilt that inevitably comes with shifting one’s focus back and forth constantly from children to work ventures. Certainly, there’s no easy answer. A big part of the problem is the decision framework that exists in Canada, pitting career against family. Too often, the returnto-work decision tends to be an all-or-nothing venture. You either work full-time and put the kids in full-time care (if you can find it and afford it) or you stay home full-time and risk setting your career back for an indefinite period of time. For those who would like to work, it becomes quickly evident that society doesn’t truly support working mothers, no matter how committed you may be to your career. In December, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development released a study showing that women’s salaries continue to lag those of men, particularly after women have children.

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse Before children, women in OECD countries earn 17 per cent less than their male counterparts for the same position. After the birth of a child, a woman typically earns 22 per cent less than a man for the same work. The OECD report cites lack of affordable daycare options as one of the biggest deterrents to women increasing their work hours. Even those who are able to find daycare are frequently criticized for institutionalizing children at a young age – “throwing the baby out with the bath water,” as a couple of Quebec doctors pitched it a few years ago. Those, like my friend, who would be quite happy to shelve or downshift their careers temporarily to get through the pre-school years discover relatively quickly that society doesn’t offer a lot of support for the stay-athome or part-time-working parent either. Women who choose to stay home for an extended maternity leave are often criticized for halting feminism in its tracks. And there are few childcare options for the woman who would like to have the best of both worlds – working part-time, or full-time during anti-social hours, for example. Canada is among a handful of OECD countries that has no national childcare strategy. But while the New

Democratic Party and other left-wing groups frequently advocate for a national standard in childcare, there is little discussion on how to help women – who continue to be the primary caregivers of young children – find care solutions that would fit the true complexity of their lives. One of the biggest hurdles to the creation of a national childcare strategy is that most of us are only in the system for a handful of years. Once we get our kids into school, we stop thinking about childcare, let alone talking about it. And in an aging society, many of us come to see that our precious taxpayer dollars may be better spent on health care and home care for the elderly, rather than on kindergartens. But it’s time to change the decision framework concerning mothers and work in this country. We need women to work in order to drive the economy. We also need men and women to have children who will grow up, work, drive the economy and support our aging population. Surely we can do better than we currently are as a society. We can work to find childcare solutions and build supports into our workplace policies that would allow men and women to make choices for their families without making it seem like one has to directly trade work time for family time or vice versa.


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Intern back to where it all began Heather Rochon


t has been roughly two years since I have written for the EMC. Last you heard from me, I was finishing my high school career. Now I am currently in my last year of the journalism program at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ont. Since the last time I was at the EMC, I have discovered that I still really want to go into the world of fashion. Even my fashion sense has changed a lot! I have become more involved with the Twitter world, learning more and about social media and most of all fashion. The number of






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designers or magazine publications that I follow is almost too much to bear. That being said, Jeanne Beker tweeted me once. I was the happiest person that day. At college I am the go-to girl for all things fashion for our school newspaper. Every month, I have to go and find a story on fashion, either within the school or in the surrounding area. I have written other articles about various topics, but everyone can see that my strong suit really is fashion. My skills have and are always improving. I had gotten the chance to interview the dean at my campus. I was extremely nervous at the time

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Vanier association seeks to grow membership Michelle Nash




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EMC news - With the dawn of a new year, the Vanier Community Association is resolving to significantly boost its membership to better engage with the entire community. In the fall, the association announced it would like to double its membership by the time its annual general meeting rolls around in June. The board has taken every opportunity to hand out membership forms at recent events in the community and as a result, membership has increased from 108 to 176. Association president Mike Bulthuis said the membership growth has been really impressive and he credits membership officer Rose Anne Leonard for all her hard work and determination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rose Anne has done an incredible job, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started off with only 108 and now the number

continues to grow.â&#x20AC;? As the number continues to rise, Bulthuis added, reaching 216 is something he believes is quite possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think at this rate, we will pass that number too,â&#x20AC;? Bulthuis said. Over the recent months, attendance at the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meetings has grown, including some non-Vanier individuals coming out in anticipation of moving to the neighbourhood in the future. Bulthuis said this is a great sign of the type of engagement the group aims to achieve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is exciting to me is that the association is becoming a space where residents come together and talk about the neighbourhood,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Membership is free and we do that because the value of having people part of the conversation is the most important aspect of what we do.â&#x20AC;? The association is reaching out to other established neigh-

bourhood groups, including condominium association boards or tenant associations to expand its engagement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want everyone to come out and participate,â&#x20AC;? Bulthuis said. He added the association would welcome any invitation to attend meetings of any of these other groups to provide information about the association. Vanier Community Association members must reside in Vanier, have a K1L postal code, or own property in the community. Forms are available at every meeting of the association. To join online, residents can visit VCA_membership_map.htm or email the association at vca. Residents are welcome at the monthly meetings, held every second Tuesday of each month at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre. The meetings start at 7 p.m.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; learning slip EMC news - Everybody loves vacation time and the break from the ordinary routine. Students are no exception. However, for students, vacation time can be detrimental to learning as school breaks are often when school momentum and good habits begin to slip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While children should have fun with their time off, they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a complete break from learning,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Nick Whitehead, the CEO and founder of Oxford Learning. According to Dr. Whitehead, maintaining learning

momentum over spring break is especially important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More than any other school-year break, the spring holidays are an important time to pay special attention to maintaining habits. This is the last stretch of the school year and final report cards are not that far away.â&#x20AC;? He adds that in the scope of the school year, spring break is a critical time for students; by not taking a break from learning, students can actually make academic gains rather than losing momentum. Most students have projects, essays, assignments, or

reading that can be worked on during this period. Even if due dates are weeks away, holidays are the perfect time to get a head start on schoolwork. According to Dr. Whitehead, if students do not have assigned work, it is a good idea to spend at least an hour a day engaged in activities to keep their brains in learning mode. By keeping the brain engaged over the school breakâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; even in just an hour a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; students will stay mentally agile and motivated to learn. News Canada


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Old Ottawa South sends out survey to residents Community members encouraged to express their own 20-year vision Michelle Nash

EMC news - The Old Ottawa South Community Association is getting ready to release a community survey to gather resident input on the ways it can best serve the community. The survey asks residents to envision how Old Ottawa South will change over the next 20 years and to express how they would like the association to respond to that change. It is set be released on Jan. 15 and will gather opinions on a number of topics including how to improve program offerings, challenges in the community and things the association can do to help make the community better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed to have a better sense of what our future should be,â&#x20AC;? said Linda Hancock, the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president, who helped prepare the survey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the questions will help us determine what the neighbourhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future could

look like.â&#x20AC;? Questions on the survey include what residents feel is great about the neighbourhood, key trends in society today that residents feel will be a factor in the future of Old Ottawa South and the opportunities and challenges these trends will present. It will also ask what improvements can be made to the neighbourhood and what type of resources can be used to implement these improvements. The respondents will be asked to list the five most important things the Old Ottawa South Community Association could do to make a particular vision possible. Hancock said this last question is one of the most important ones on the survey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we keep hearing the same thing from many people, we will make it a priority and aim to address it,â&#x20AC;? she said. The association has created a strategic planning committee that will take all the information gathered by the survey and develop a strategic

framework to guide the group in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect by the fall of 2013, we will have a solid vision, mission statement and goals to guide us towards our preferred future,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will then take this to the next step of examining what we are currently doing and filling in any gaps that may exist within our current programs and activities - thus, creating an operational plan to support our strategic plan.â&#x20AC;? This is the first time the group has sent out a community-wide survey, but Hancock said the association has always been open to feedback from its residents. A most recent example would be the expansion of the community centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s After Four program to help serve families in the neighbourhood better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concerns about wait lists and families needed after school care were brought to our attention and the board worked quickly to expand the programming,â&#x20AC;? Hancock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we hope to accomplish with the survey is to get a better understanding of other needs in the community.â&#x20AC;? The group will seek demographic information to have a better understanding of the


The Old Ottawa South Community Association will be releasing a community survey mid-January to help the association better understand what the group can do for the neighbourhood. residents they aim to serve, but people responding to the the survey itself will remain anonymous. The survey will be available online by Jan. 15. If residents have signed up on the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s email list, they may receive an electron-

ic copy by email. Hard copies will be distributed through the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newspaper, the Oscar, as well as at businesses located on Bank Street. Residents have until April to fill out the form. Hancock said the associa-

tion intends to host a community meeting in April to present preliminary results. A full presentation will be held in May at the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual general meeting, which will include a look at the 35 year history of the community.

Ottawa Hospice Services Ottawa Hospice Services (OHS) is the temporary name of a new organization being formed as of January 2013, from The Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa. OHS is a community-based charitable organization providing high quality end-of-life care for terminally ill people living in Ottawa. Services aim to provide patients and their loved ones with an experience in palliative and end-of-life care which is supportive and peaceful, free of pain, surrounded by caring that reďŹ&#x201A;ects as closely as possible to a comfortable home environment. OHS programs include day hospice, home support, family services and residential hospice services. The OHS relies on and values the contribution of over 500 volunteers who contribute to every aspect of our programs. The OHS is looking for people to work in a supportive integrated environment who are committed to providing the highest quality palliative care.




Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Care oversees the management and delivery of quality care to clients and their families at Ottawa Hospice Services (The Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa). The Director of Care is responsible for program development, planning and policy development, clinical care, quality assurance, risk management, ďŹ nancial and human resource management and staff/client education for the following programs: Home Support, Day Hospice, Residential Care and Family Support.

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Making Montreal Road a main street Laura Mueller

EMC news - Vanier is set to grow up. After decades of having rules that view the neighbourhood as its own pre-amalgamation city, the land-use planning policy for the Montreal Road area is set to get an overhaul this spring. The city hopes the updated policies will provide clarity to guide builders in redeveloping the area as a traditional main street, perhaps with some taller buildings and more residential mixed in with groundfloor commercial space. “These policies were written when Vanier was on its own as a city,” said Melanie Knight, the city planner in charge of the project. “It has all these policies that refer to Vanier as being its own municipality and having to provide its own variety of land uses, so not being part of the larger city of Ottawa.” Knight is rewriting and updating both the zoning and the official plan for the area from Cummings Bridge to Cantin Street. The updated plans should be ready by May, Knight said. The president of the Vanier Community Association said the initiative marks the start of an exciting year to set the stage for Vanier’s future.

“The context has changed,” said Mike Bulthius. “The preamalgamation site-specific policy was internally focused on the city of Vanier. “Now, Vanier is a neighbourhood in the larger city.” Bulthius hasn’t been deeply involved in the project yet; he sees it as simply an update but is excited about the chance to have a conversation about the future of Vanier. “Montreal Road has been seen by many as the traditional heart of Vanier,” he said. “We know that commercial and retail are important, but maybe residential is important as well.” Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said it’s the right time for an update as the Canada Lands Company prepares plans to redevelop 136 hectares of land at the former Canadian Forces base in nearby Rockcliffe. “We’re right at the right time to look at these things because we know that the Rockcliffe base redevelopment is soon to happen,” Fleury said. “We need to understand what Montreal Road functions as, what we want to get out of it and where we want to it go before that happens because we want it to be a viable street once that whole development happens.” A public meeting for members of the community and


The city is updating land-use planning rules for Vanier’s Montreal Road corridor in the hopes of encouraging its development as a traditional main street. businesses will be held at the end of January, but a date has not been finalized. RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

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an unusual cap on the number of residential units that can be included in Montreal Road developments. Under modern policies, the city simply tells developers they can put residential units

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into their buildings as long as the zoning allows for it and they follow the other rules for the site, such as the building height limit or a requirement to have retail space on the ground floor, for instance. But Vanier’s policies limit residential space to 30 per cent of the floor area of any development in the Montreal Road corridor, meaning developers are limited if they wish to propose the kinds of ground-floor retail, multi-purpose condo buildings the city desires in the urban core. “We want a mix of uses, but we won’t restrict the amount of residential (now),” Knight said. The old Vanier rules also require new commercial developments to be quite large, which encourages big-box stores instead of smaller spaces for shops, restaurants and offices. A possible redevelopment of the Eastview Shopping Centre at Montreal Road and North River Road will be an area of focus, Bulthius said. “We all hear it’s supposed to happen in the next few years,” he said. But with the existing limits on how many apartments or condos could be built into a new development at Eastview plaza, there isn’t a big push to reconstruct it. A new planning vision might change that, Bulthius said. UNUSUAL CHANGE

It’s a strange breed of planning project, Knight said, and one unlike anything the city has undertaken since amalgamation. Most areas that had outdated zoning have been tackled in other ways, such as through the creation community design plans for the area. Old policies for other areas probably weren’t as antiquated as Vanier’s, one of the only areas that has zoning so archaic that it uses terminology

that can’t be found anywhere else on the city’s books. The “site specific plan” for Vanier, drafted in 1987, most closely resembles what the city now calls a “secondary plan,” because site-specific plans no longer exist. “It is a weird one,” Knight said. While the zoning and official plan update for Vanier might appear to represent a community design plan, Knight says it will be different. Community design plans are much lengthier and more detailed and look at things like transportation studies and water and electricity servicing. Those things aren’t an issue in Vanier – it already has capacity for intensified development. And since it already has more-or-less the right zoning category, the project is more of a quick cleanup, Knight said. She said she isn’t sure if the city considered going fullout with a community design plan. “The policies are already written. They are already there. They just need to be updated,” Knight said. “This is part of trying to get ahead of the curve.” “The curve” is inevitable development pressure that is expected to seep into the area. A large-scale redevelopment of the Wabano site and a smaller rebuild for the offices of the francophone teachers’ association will likely pave the way for more development in the area. While the Vanier update isn’t technically part of the city’s massive Official Plan update that will get underway in earnest this year, Knight is speaking to colleagues to ensure the zoning she writes up will fit with the new overall land-use plan for Ottawa.


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Winter programming in full swing in Ottawa’s east end Michelle Nash

EMC news - As the temperature falls well below freezing, winter programming is heating up for communities in Ottawa’s east end. Community activity groups, community centres and community associations all have a number of activities to keep families busy this winter. In New Edinburgh, the start of 2013 welcomes both a new name and new line of programming for the Crichton Cultural Community Centre. Starting this month, the centre will be called the New Edinburgh Community and Art Centre. Since moving out of its original site at 200 Crichton St. in late 2011, the centre has undergone a major transformation at New Edinburgh House, and a name change is just the latest part of that transformation. “We think the new name is a more accurate representation of what we do now, what we’re offering now, and where we’re going in the future.” said Paula Thompson, the board’s secretary. The centre is preparing to launch a Friday night movie festival, which begins on Jan. 25 with An Evening of Local Cinema. The entry fee is a suggested donation of $5. The centre is also now offering more children’s pro-

gramming, including infant massage instruction, introduction to world music, martial arts classes and a family drumming circle. For adults there is introduction to acting, introduction to playing ukulele, French for beginners and intermediates, art for seniors, seniors’ lunch and social, mixed media arts and a friendly bridge and euchre drop in program. A complete listing of all the winter programs is available on the centre’s website at The Community Activities Group in Old Ottawa East’s winter program is also now available online at Among the new programs is a free new parent course to help new mothers and fathers handle their new bundles of joy in a happy, healthy environment. Registration is required. Family nutrition courses, March break and after school activities are also available for residents to sign up. Mom and Me Bootcamp and zumba classes will offer free babysitting. In Old Ottawa South, the Brewer Pool re-opened on Jan. 2 for swimming and aquatic classes and activites after an extended maintenance period. Registration for aquatic programs has started and is available online at, by phone at 613-580-2588.


The New Edinburgh House will launch a number of new programs this winter, including a Friday movie night. Last year, celebrating its first year in a new location, the community centre held a March break clown camp.


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Former city councillor seeks return to politics Former Bay councillor and mayoral candidate Alex Cullen to seek Ontario NDP nomination Laura Mueller

EMC news - Vowing he has “unfinished business” at Queen’s Park, former Bay Ward councillor Alex Cullen is hoping to return there as a member of the New Democratic Party. Cullen revealed on Dec. 31 that he intends to stand for the provincial NDP nomination in Ottawa Centre. The 2010 mayoral candidate had a brief stint in provincial politics for another party – the Liberals – in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean. But he said the dismal state of affairs in the provincial government spurred him to seek a return to political life and he chose the most likely place to succeed. “Ottawa Centre is a strong riding for the NDP,” he said. It’s also a community he knows well, despite spending most of his time in politics at the regional, municipal and provincial levels representing areas to the west of downtown Ottawa. Cullen lived in Ottawa Centre for a time and his children attended school in the riding. A decade of debate in council chambers also acquainted him with the issues facing the city’s downtown core, Cullen said. Cullen began his public life as a school trustee and served as a regional and city councillor in the 1990s before running in a byelection in Ottawa West-Nepean for the

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Liberal party in 1997. After a short time as an MPP, he lost favour with the party and its new leader, Dalton McGuinty, and lost the Liberal nomination to fellow city councillor Rick Chiarelli, who continues to represent College Ward. Cullen sat as an independent, but left the seat – and the party – behind when he said McGuinty “issued an ultimatum that couldn’t be met.” Cullen then joined the NDP, lost the next election and returned to city council before making a failed run at the mayor’s seat during the 2010 municipal election. When he withdrew from the mayoral race late in the campaign and attempted to return as Bay ward’s representative, it was too late for him to gain momentum and he lost to now-councillor Mark Taylor. He has since been working as an assistant to NDP MP Mike Sullivan on Parliament Hill. McGuinty’s messy legacy, including recent strife between the provincial government and public teachers unions, sparked Cullen to return to politics. “These are the wrong solutions to deal with the problems the province is facing,” Cullen said. The NDP’s “more balanced” approach is a better fit for his political leanings, Cullen said, and it has become a “force to be reckoned with” in Ontario politics.


Former Bay councillor Alex Cullen, right, is seen with his wife, Theresa Kavavagh, on Oct. 26, 2010 after his defeat in the last municipal election.

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Kids Love to Dance!

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When your kids just ‘gotta dance’, the City of Ottawa offers a variety of classes and activities that will keep their toes tapping and body rocking. Check the Recreation eGuide available at for countless options. Dancing is great exercise for kids of all ages. For younger children, it’s a fun introduction to physical fitness and many key skills that will serve them throughout life, such as coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, stamina, discipline and memory. They will also learn to follow instructions and develop an appreciation for different styles of music. Through programs such as Music and Movement and Creative Movement, toddlers as young as three can explore their natural response to music and rhythm while expanding their creative scope and gaining confidence in their abilities. These programs provide a fun and casual approach to practicing basic and fine motor skills and learning about body awareness and space. Classes in pre-ballet, jazz and hip hop will teach your tiny dancer the fundamentals and techniques of specific dance styles. It’s a great introduction to more formal and focused dance classes. A performance for an admiring audience of moms, dads and family members completes the session. Older children also have a variety of dance styles to choose from. Whatever strikes their fancy, we’ve got them covered - Broadway, contemporary and hip hop, our classes cover the gamut of styles made popular by television dance shows. Have a child interested in learning a bit of everything? A Dance Mix class allows your child to create his or her own choreography and experiment with a variety performance styles. Classes such as Acrobatic Dance combines dance steps and combos with free floor gymnastics.

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Cullen isn’t the only contender considering a run for the Ottawa Centre NDP, according to the riding association. Michael Wisemen, spokesperson for the Ontario NDP Ottawa Centre riding association, says there are two or three other people seriously considering running for the nomination. Those contenders haven’t

made their intentions public yet. A nomination meeting is likely to be held at the end of February, Wiseman said. A specific date has not been set. “With everything currently happening at Queen’s Park and the fact that we are in a minority government situation, it is prudent that we as a riding association have a dynamite candidate in place for a possible provincial election that could occur sooner rather than later,” Wiseman wrote in an email. The riding association’s members are ready for a possible election, Wiseman wrote, adding that it is an exciting time for the party after Catherine Fife’s recent byelection victory in KitchenerWaterloo. 16 Ottawa South EMC - Thursday, January 10, 2013


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Algonquin students fight malaria Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - In some African countries an insecticidetreated mosquito net can be the difference between life and death. A contest started by TV host Rick Mercer aims to spread the word so that volunteers can spread the nets to help people in danger of contracting malaria. Students in Algonquin Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police foundations program are hoping to make a difference with their fundraising campaign called Spread the Net. The campaign is part of Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s larger Spread the Net campaign which challenges students across the country to raise money for the initiative. The school that raises the most money will have Rick Mercer come to campus and film part of his CBC TV show. For the first week of the winter term â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 7 to 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; students were out in the halls of the college selling lollipops to raise money. At the launch of the campaign on Jan. 4 the fundraising total was already at an unofficial $2,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has grown really fast,â&#x20AC;? said David Carlucci, the stu-

dent chair of the fundraising campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an idea a few of us in the program had a few weeks ago and already I was speaking before 500 people.â&#x20AC;? Aside from the sweets, Carlucci said students and staff would participate in a Spread the Net Walkathon on Jan. 31. The fundraising goal is $15,000 before the campaign ends on Feb. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It should be fun, there will be people walking with nets covering them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to get a lot of pledges.â&#x20AC;? According to the World Health Organization, every minute a child dies from malaria. Globally an estimated 655,000 people die from the disease, 91 per cent of those deaths take place in Africa. Insecticide-treated nets can reduce malaria deaths in children by 20 per cent. Since 2000, eight African countries have experienced a 50 per cent decrease in malaria cases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems so simple, but a small thing like a net can make a really big difference,â&#x20AC;? Carlucci said. For more about the contest or to pledge Algonquinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, visit

Recognize the signs of trouble at school EMC news - For parents, recognizing that their child might be struggling in school is not always easy. According to the education experts at Oxford Learning, there are five main signs to watch for: â&#x20AC;˘ Children making comments such as: â&#x20AC;&#x153;the teacher picks on meâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;do I have to go to school today?â&#x20AC;?, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;this assignment is pointless.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Daily homework not being completed. â&#x20AC;˘ Assignments and projects missed completely or submitted late. â&#x20AC;˘ Poor test scores and poor grades on projects and assignments. â&#x20AC;˘ Disinterest in school and school-related activities. Oxford Learning founder and CEO, Dr. Nick Whitehead, says that not all of these signs of school trouble have to happen at the same time, but when one or more happens frequently, things may be getting off track. News Canada Jennifer McIntosh/Metroland

Students at Algonquin are reaching out to fight malaria. David Carlucci, the student chair of Algonquin Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spread the Net fundraising campaign to fight malaria in Africa, is pictured at the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launch of the campaign on Jan. 4.

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River Ward City Councillor @CouncillorMcRae Conseillère, quartier Rivière Green Bins Love Evergreens: Recycling Your Christmas Tree and Evergreen Boughs Christmas trees are collected each week with your regular organics materials. Please remove all decorations and plastic wrapping, and place the tree and evergreen boughs at your curb side on collection day. Registration Open for Winter Recreation Programs and Classes Winter recreation program registration is underway with most classes beginning this month. The City’s online guide, available at, will help you browse through hundreds of classes to find the perfect one for you or your family. The City offers a variety of classes and activities, both indoors and out, during the winter months. Sign up for skating, skiing, snowshoeing or winter walks. It is an excellent opportunity to have fun with your friends outdoors. If you feel like staying indoors, we have hundreds of classes and activities in our gyms, fitness centres, halls, arenas, swimming pools and arts studios. Why not try pottery, martial arts, yoga, ballroom dancing, painting, basketball, Tai Chi, indoor cycling, dog obedience, strength training, or guitar lessons – there is something for everyone. You can register online at, by telephone at 613-5802588, or in-person at any recreation or cultural facility during regular business hours. Reminder: Overnight Parking Restrictions

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Winter overnight parking regulations are in effect throughout the city until April 1, 2013. There is no parking on city streets between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. when 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada in the Ottawa area. This includes any forecast for a range of snow of more than 7 cm (for example, 5 to 10 cm). Vehicles that remain parked on the street during an overnight parking restriction will be ticketed and could be fined. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction.

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Hockey community rallies around sick Gloucester player Brier Dodge

EMC news - Chris Kushneriuk has put his hockey career on pause, but his friends and teammates have switched to fast-forward to raise funds for the Gloucester-raised player. Kushneriuk, who just had his 26th birthday on Christmas Eve, was playing with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League when he found out late last season he had cancer. In order to receive the best care from doctors most familiar with the complicated treatment he’s receiving, Kushneriuk is undergoing treatment in Indianapolis. He’s getting treatment for his testicular cancer from some of the best doctors in the world, including those who worked with Lance Armstrong, said Kushneriuk’s girlfriend, Christiane Lalonde. “They’re recognized worldwide,” Lalonde said. “He’s in very good hands.” But without medical insur-

ance, top care comes at a steep price. He’s looking at about $250,000 to cover the cost of treatment. “It’s very expensive and it all happened so fast,” Lalonde said. “But there’s no price on life.” She said that he started his treatment in December and it is expected to last until about early February. Growing up in Gloucester, Kushneriuk attended Colonel By Secondary School and played junior A hockey for both the Orléans Blues and Kanata Stallions. He went on to graduate from Robert Morris University, where he was the 2010 team captain and 2009-10 student athlete of the year for the school. It means that the tight-knit hockey community – both at his alma matter and in his hometown – have quickly organized to help raise funds for Kushneriuk, with the motto Krush Cancer attached to fundraisers. FUNDRAISING GAME


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In his hometown, friends, family and teammates have been quick to organize multiple fundraisers. Lalonde planned one at her work, and another at the Heart and Crown pub. His friends organized another night out in benefit of the cause at the Great Canadian Cabin bar downtown. But on Dec. 28, supporters were able to raise at least $6,000 with a charity hockey game featuring NHL, university, OHL and junior A players. The players taking the ice at the Minto arena included Claude Giroux, Erik Gudbranson, Marc Methot, Eric Condra and Grant Clitsome. Many of the athletes are a part of Apex Sport Management, which organized the event. Dan Bittle, a partner at Apex, said he works with a number of players who grew up playing with Kushneriuk. “We put the word out to our players and it grew. It was a pretty neat thing to see guys step up,” Bittle said. “We were impressed by the calibre of the athletes.”


Chris Kushneriuk, a Gloucester native, has had the hockey community rally behind him to raise funds for cancer treatment in the United States. Minto donated ice time and about 600 tickets were sold. There was also a silent auction and 50/50 draw, and a donation from bar sales for the night. “Given the nature of his illness, it’s something that affects everybody,” Bittle said. “The hockey community in Ottawa … really is a band of brothers.

“The hockey world is just so small. Everyone came together to help and it was a great night.” Lalonde said Kushneriuk has been surprised how much money teammates both in the States and in Canada have been able to raise towards his treatment. “He’s very happy and grateful for all the support, he

appreciates everything,” she said. “He’s very blessed with everything going on.” While they have raised a significant amount, there is still a long ways to go before the full cost of his treatment will be covered. For more information or to donate towards Kushneriuk’s treatment in Indianapolis, visit www.


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Family football rings in new year for 25th time Emma Jackson

EMC news - What started as a friendly football game between some South Carleton friends has morphed into an annual tradition lasting a quarter century. On the first day of 1988, four Aughey brothers from Manotick and three brothers and a sister from the Park family in North Gower organized a New Years Day football game. The families, with a few friends and neighbours thrown in, faced off at a North Gower field to “start the year off right,” said Darin Aughey, who has continued to organize the game ever since. He said the game was simply an effort to get outside and do something active on the first day of the new year. Then 16, Aughey and his brothers had no idea the Aughey-Park Bowl would take on a life of its own. “It was more or less ringing in the new year with some athletic endeavour and a fun, family event,” Aughey said.

The same year, Aughey began working at the Lonestar restaurant at Fisher and Baseline Roads in Nepean. He’s celebrating his 25th year there as well, now as the restaurant’s general manager. Aughey said his time at Lonestar is intricately connected to the annual football game. For one thing, the restaurant was founded by two former Ottawa Rough Riders players, Val Belcher and Larry Brune. Aughey also recruited several of his colleagues to participate and some have now been playing for more than a decade. The New Years Day game moved to Minto Field at the Nepean Sportsplex in the early 1990s. Over the years the teams have morphed into community teams that include members of the Aughey and Parks family as well as in-laws, colleagues, neighbours and friends. Some friends and colleagues have played longer than family; Aughey said one of his employees has played for at least 16 years. Every


Darin Aughey, number 13, has organized a New Years Day football game for 25 years. Here, players from the 2012 event pose for a team shot after a two-hour game in the snow. year about six Aughey and Park family members participate. In 25 years, Aughey has only missed one game, because he was in Europe playing hockey. The two-hand touch game kicks off at noon and usually lasts about two hours. It’s played in all types of weather. Some years - like this year -

the game has been played in several feet of snow. Other years, temperatures have dropped below -30 C. “Those years we didn’t play the full two hours,” Aughey said. While it’s billed a fun, family event - kids are welcome on the field, too - Aughey said there’s definitely an element of

competition. They keep score, and they’ve kept track of wins and losses over the years. He said it’s hard to say whether the Aughey or Park family has won more games because the teams have included so many other members. In honour of the 25th anniversary, Aughey invited all alumni to play this year and

24 people came out. “It’s the fun-loving aspect of it, it’s the camaraderie,” Aughey said. And after 25 years, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. “We’re stoked for next year,” Aughey said. “There’s already talk and chatter about next year’s game.”


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Nothing like skating on the frozen Bonnechere to turn cheeks crimson


MC lifestyle - No one minded the winter back in the ’30S. The colder the better. When the temperature dipped below 30 degrees, we knew the Bonnechere would be frozen solid, and it was safe to put on the skates. We kids were happy. My three brothers and Audrey had real skates, but mine were hateful bobs, the two bladed kind that were as dull as dishwater, which I had to use until the day my teacher arrived at the rink behind the Northcote School with a pair of black, blade skates for me. It didn’t bother me a bit that they were miles too big for me. Mother simply stuffed the toes with Father’s wool socks, and I was ready to hit the ice! Once the Bonnechere was ready, the boys, which always included the Thoms from the next farm, began the job of cleaning off the river. There were no fancy shovels back then. Father had nailed a piece of heavy tin to a board, and that worked perfectly. It was impossible to avoid cracks and bits of ice stick-

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories ing up out of the frozen river, but there was enough of a surface cleared that a dozen of us could skate at the same time. Surviving many winters, and summers too, was the lean-to Father made to shelter us when we wanted a rest. It was made of several boards nailed to a couple two-by-fours and propped against a cluster of cedars which had been cleared of their lower branches. Two small nail kegs held a plank so we could sit down under the lean-to. At the time, I doubted there was a better place to skate in all of Renfrew County! Of course, I never went very far from the house without a lunch. So always, as well as toting down my skates to the river, I carried a brown paper bag with a sandwich or two, and perhaps a cookie as well.

I had to guard this bag as if it were money from the bank, since I learned one day that when I went to have my snack, all that was left was a bit of wax paper scrunched up inside. No one admitted to the dastardly deed, but I strongly suspected my brother Emerson, and do to this day! The Thoms were big strapping boys, like my two older brothers, and they pretty well took over the ice. They played hockey, dominating most of the ice surface, and we girls were relegated to a small corner of the Bonnechere. There was no net for the goal, simply two blocks of wood about five feet apart at either end of the cleaned off surface. My youngest brother Earl, the smallest of all the boys, was always the goalie, which he didn’t relish one bit. He wanted to SKATE! He

accomplished this by letting so many goals in that he had to be replaced. Earl was no dummy! Of course, there was no money for a puck. But by the time winter had really settled in, and everything was frozen solid, horse buns were perfect substitutes. There was always a little pile of them sitting at one end of the cleaned off Bonnechere, so that when one split apart, another one was always at the ready. I shuddered when I saw my brothers, with a pitch fork, sift through the manure pile at the back door of the barn until they found just the right size and shape to use in their hockey games! Fun on the Bonnechere went all Sunday afternoon. And when it came close to the time we had to head back to do the chores, we went to the lean-to and took off our skates, and trudged home. We always left enough time between skating and the chores to allow us the treat either Mother or Aunt Bertha Thom had ready for us. With Mother it was hot chocolate and ginger cookies! But at Aunt Bertha’s, it was hot chocolate and cup-

cakes! It’s hard not to remember the wonderful smell of those cupcakes as soon as we walked into the Thoms’ kitchen door. There was nothing fancy about our rink on the Bonnechere. There was nothing fancy about the skates we wore... my brothers and sister’s coming from a shoemaker’s store in Renfrew, traded for a few chickens and some of Mother’s sticky buns. It was a time when we made do with what we had. I don’t think we ever had a real hockey puck. The horse buns suited just fine. And long before Frisbees were invented, in the wintertime, when everything had frozen solid, there was nothing better to hurl through the air, than a solid “cow chip.” I never liked to be on the receiving end of one, but my brothers never tired of hurling them at each other, the greatest fun coming when one broke in mid air over someone’s head! Winter was a time of great frivolity. When the day came to a close, and with our outer clothes draped over the wood box beside the Findlay Oval to dry, our cheeks would be crimson, and often I could barely keep my eyes open to eat my supper. And I would look around the table, laden with food, all produced on our own farm, and I would think, I was just about the luckiest little girl in all of Renfrew County.

Think twice before going on the ice EMC news - The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition wants to remind residents that when the temperatures go down awareness of the dangers of being on or around ice and open water needs to go up. When water begins to freeze on rivers, lakes, the Rideau Canal and other open bodies of water it may look solid but is often still dangerous. If you want to go out onto the ice, remember the thickness should be: • 15 centimetres for walking or skating alone. • 20 cm for skating parties or games. • 25 cm for snowmobiles. • 35 cm for fishing huts. Before venturing onto the ice, check the Lifesaving Society’s guidelines for staying safe. When in doubt, simply stay away from the ice, period. As a guideline, clear blue ice is usually the strongest; white opaque or snow ice is half as strong as blue ice. Grey ice is unsafe. The greyness indicates the presence of water. Last winter, Ottawa fire services, working in close coordination with Ottawa paramedics and Ottawa police, responded to 49 calls for help from persons in distress, lost or feared drowned.

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A Mediterranean take on veal


Vitello Toscana: • 30 ml (2 tbsp) each olive oil and butter

• 2 medium onions, sliced • 30 ml (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour • 5 ml (1 tsp) salt • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) freshly ground pepper • 6 veal chops • 125 ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine • 500 ml (2 cups) sliced mushrooms • 500 ml (2 cups) stewed tomatoes • 1 lemon, sliced Garlic Mashed Potatoes • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces • 4 cloves garlic, sliced • 60 ml (1/4 cup) milk • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt • Pinch freshly ground pepper • Sliced pimiento-stuffed olives Preparation

In large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tbsp. (15 ml) each of the oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for five minutes until softened; remove. Combine flour, salt and pepper and coat the veal chops in the mixture. Add the remaining oil and butter to skillet; brown the chops on both sides. Add the cooked onions, wine, mushrooms, tomatoes and lemon slices. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until veal is tender. Serve over the garlic mashed potatoes. Cook potatoes and garlic in boiling water 15 minutes until tender; drain well.  Mash and beat in milk, butter, salt and pepper. Garnish with sliced olives.

Mushrooms come out of the dark EMC news - Are you having trouble maintaining a healthy body weight? You are not alone. Almost two-thirds of Canadians are either overweight or obese. Finding appealing and effective ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is very important, especially this time of year when New Year’s resolutions start to take flight. Being overweight can increase the risk of developing chronic diseases such as, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Carrying excess weight can put stress on joints causing pain and making it difficult to enjoy daily activities. Eating more fruits and vegetables, including fresh mushrooms, is a tasty way to help you keep your weight in check. Fresh mushrooms can help:

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• Fresh mushrooms are considered a low glycemic food because they contain very little carbohydrate. That means that they do not raise blood-sugar levels as much as carbohydrate-rich foods, such as bread. • Studies have shown that low-glycemic foods may help control appetite longer than those with a high-glycemic index. Consume Fewer Calories

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• Mushrooms add a boost of flavour to foods, without adding extra fat, calories or sodium. Fresh mushrooms, shiitakes in particular, have a subtle savoury quality called umami that rounds out other flavours and adds taste satisfaction. This is why your steaks, pastas and pizzas often taste better with mushrooms.



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Chinese New Year Traditional Food Chinese New Year is about spending time with family, gift giving and, the all important “foodfest”: Symbolic food and receipes to celebrate Chinese New Year, given the importance of food in Chinese Culture. Traditionally, families dine together on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Each dish of this evening’s sumptuous banquet symbolizes wishes for the New Year.

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FUN ways to celebrate during Chinese New Year Enjoy yourself, and try to wear something red - the Chinese believe red is the lucky color and wards off evil spirits. You may also want to hang decorative red lanterns. Give out money packets - On New Years day, children receive leisee - red packets decorated with gold symbols and filled with “lucky money”. Spring Festival couplets to paste on the door, add some joyous atmosphere to the festival.

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The lunar calendar is represented by 12 animals. Each year is named after one animal. The year 2013 is the Year of the Snake. Chinese New Year - otherwise known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival – is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. Celebrations begin on New Year's Eve, which is on February 9, 2013 and last for 15 days. However, preparations for the Festival usually begin a month ahead.


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Ways to reduce your tax bill EMC news - The days are starting to get longer, and you can feel that spring is right around the corner. With spring, of course, comes tax-filing season, so as “filing taxes” joins “spring cleaning” on your todo list, here are 10 ways to save you money—and even land you that refund you’ve been hoping for. • Tax-free savings account: Using a TFSA is a smart way to save on tax. Generally, the interest, dividends, and capital gains earned on investments in a TFSA are not taxed—not when they are held in the account or when they are withdrawn. • Registered retirement savings plan: Pay less tax and save for your retirement at the same time. Any income that you earn in your RRSP is usually free from tax as long as the funds stay in the plan. • Charitable donations: Donations of cash, goods, land, or

listed securities made to a registered charity or other qualified donee may be eligible for a tax credit. • Parents: All those mornings spent at the hockey rink and afternoons spent at the ballet studio can mean savings— with the children’s fitness and arts tax credits. Child care is also deductible, so gather up your receipts. • Family caregivers: If you have a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, you could be eligible for an additional $2,000 this year with the new family caregiver amount. • Student: Were you a student in 2012? You may be able to claim tuition, textbook, and education amounts, as well as moving expenses if applicable. And if you’ve recently graduated, you can claim the interest you paid on your student loan. • Public transit amount: If you are a public transit rider, you may be able to save by

claiming the cost of your transit passes. You can get up to 15per cent of the amount claimed. • Seniors: If you receive income from a pension, you can split up to 50 per cent of eligible pension income with your spouse or common-law partner to reduce the taxes that you pay. You may also be eligible to claim the age amount, medical expenses, and the disability amount. • Home buyers: You may be able to claim up to $5,000 if you bought your first home in 2012. • Hiring an apprentice: Did your business employ an apprentice? An employer who paid a salary to an employee registered in a prescribed trade in the first two years of his or her apprenticeship contract qualifies for a non-refundable tax credit. News Canada




New Year’s levee in Ottawa South Ottawa South MPP Dalton McGuinty’s and his bother David MP for Ottawa South held a New Year’s Levee at the RA Centre Jan. 2. Premier McGuinty is seen here greeting area residents.

Grant for parents of murdered or missing children now available EMC news - A new federal income support for parents of murdered or missing children grant is expected to support families affected by a serious loss. The announcement was made in Nepean on Dec. 30 and came into effect on Jan. 1. “This new grant will ease the financial pressure on parents struggling to cope with the death or disappearance of a child, said Kellie Leitch of Human Resources and Skills Development. The new grant will provide assistance to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income as they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of a child as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. This new grant is expected to support about 1,000 families each year. It will provide $350 per week in income support for up to 35 weeks. “Our organization is very pleased with this grant which will benefit victims of crime,” said Sharon Rosenfeldt, presi-


Kellie Leitch at the podium. dent of Victims of Violence/ Canadian Centre for Missing Children, which is based on Centrepointe Drive. “We are grateful for the commitment the government has shown in responding to the needs of victims of crime.” In addition, through the Helping Families in Need Act,

the Canada Labour Code has been amended to allow for unpaid leave and to protect the jobs of parents whose child dies or disappears as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. For more information on this new grant, visit www.

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EMC news – The Progressive Conservatives are vowing to bring in U.S.-style right-towork legislation if the party wins the next election, but an economics expert at Carleton University says that would lead to lower wages for all Ontario workers, usher in labour chaos and further damage the economy. A party white paper was released recently to gauge voter feedback. While not a series of campaign promises, it is considered the direction leader Tim Hudak and the party intends to go and sweeping changes to strip unions of power reside at its core. “It’s time for Ontario to reexamine outdated workplace rules that date back to the 1940s and adapt them to the much more flexible requirements of today’s employees,” reads the Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets. “We must realize that labour flexibility and more opportunities for workers are essential to retaining and attracting the very best talent to our province.” The white paper goes on to say a series of government policies favour union leaders over employees and their employers in ways that reduce opportunities for individual workers and are obstacles to economic growth. “Union leaders have become so powerful that many employees in effect have two bosses, their actual employer and the people who run their union,” reads the white paper. “Mandatory union membership, forced paycheque contributions, closed tendering for government contracts and the artificial restriction on the number of our youth able to enter the skilled trades – these are not policies that foster the open, innovative economy Ontario needs.” U.S. President Barak Obama recently commented on states - such as the onetime union powerhouse Michigan - enacting right-to-work legislation. He called it “right to work for less” legislation. It’s a phrase Justin Paulson, assistant professor of sociology and political economy at Carleton University, said accurately captures what happens in those regions. Ala-

bama and the 23 other states with right-to-work have the lowest wages in the U.S. When workers are divided they are more vulnerable, he said. “Encouraging employees to opt out of paying dues substantially weakens any union’s ability to negotiate on behalf of all of its members,” said Paulson. “The result is almost always weaker unions and lower wages. This is uncontroversial; the lowest in the U.S. are in right-to-work states and while right-to-work proponents claim that this is somehow offset by the creation of more jobs, the dynamics behind employment and unemployment are far more complicated than whether or not strong unions exist.” Paulson said a “flexible” workforce – the ability to fire workers and restructure almost at will – only sometimes increases profits. He said the idea that cheap labour always equals high profit is “rather sophomoric.” It might have an effect in the short term, but it doesn’t account for other variables and doesn’t hold for all industries, he said. The assumption in the Progressive Conservatives’ argument is that corporations don’t like unions. Paulson said that is far from always the case; that unions reduce employee turnover, add experience, and bring other benefits. A well-paid workforce usually means fewer social problems that require government intervention; intervention that requires taxes from corporations. He added that the bulk of investors are from within a given region. There are not many outside investors considering a move to Ontario. So to discard labour laws that have worked for 70 years in the hope of attracting outside entrepreneurs isn’t a wise decision, he said. “For all the rhetoric of companies being able to pick up and move to the most attractive locales, it’s mostly smoke-and-mirrors, just as the outcries about outsourcing in the 1990s were pretty much red herrings,” Paulson said. “Most companies, and certainly most factory operations, are not able to move. And there are all sorts of factors at play – unionization is

just one among a great many – in choosing where to establish a new business operation.” Paulson joins a growing list of economists and others, along with groups like the right-leaning International Monetary Fund, who say taking an austerity approach hasn’t fixed problems in Europe, and likely won’t improve the stalled situation in places like Ontario. He said cutting back the size of government might be ideologically appealing to some, but it is the opposite of what needs to happen to grow an economy. “You can’t get out of a stagnant economy by austerity,” Paulson said. “You have to grow your way out of deficit; if the goal is to eliminate a deficit.” AUSTERITY NEEDED

Carleton Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren said austerity measures are the only way to go; that the private sector in this province has taken a hit to the tune of some 60,000 jobs and now it is the public sector’s turn. “Everybody in our society is going to have to shoulder the burden,” he said, adding that high taxes are collected to pay for an educated, healthy workforce, but that the time has come for Ontario to compete with other jurisdictions. “We are living beyond our means,” MacLaren said. “We haven’t paid the true costs of government as we’ve gone along. And now it’s come home to roost.” He said unions served a purpose in the past, but that individuals can negotiate wages on their own or move to another province that will appreciate their skills. MacLaren dismisses the notion that government can have a hand in shaping and growing an economy. The best it can do is clear up red tape for the private sector, he said. His universal statement is that the private sector does a better job, every time. He even downplays taxpayers’ investment in his own salary. “As someone in the public sector, I’m a burden on society,” MacLaren said. “If government is smaller with fewer workers, we’ll tax you less.”


Carleton Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren says austerity measures are needed to fix Ontario’s economy. The MPP supports party leader Tim Hudak’s vow to bring in U.S.-style right to work legislation if the Conservatives win the next provincial election. MacLaren is on board with his party’s plan to enact rightto-work legislation. He especially holds that lower business taxes will attract more investors, which in turn will create more jobs, which in turn will drive wages up. Paulson doesn’t buy that line of argument. “It won’t work. The whole right-to-work strikes me as a straight union-busting tactic. It serves an ideological function, but that’s it,” he said. “The idea that it would bring up wages is ridiculous. It’s just not mainstream economics.” He said austerity measures – cutting government jobs, reducing wages, failing to add stimulus - puts an economy into a recessionary tailspin

or, at best, a kind of stagflation. Ontario, with some of the lowest corporate taxes in North America, would benefit from raising them, according to Paulson. UNION VIOLENCE

Paulson’s fear is that if Ontario continues to go after unions – much like the Liberals did with teachers – it will embolden the more radical left-wingers in the union movement. For the last 30 years or so, moderate union leaders have won the support of the majority with steady increases in pay. Should that fall away, the moderates’ grip on union workers would slip. Few remember how wild-

cat strikes, vandalism, even all out rioting and violence, happened with some frequency in North America, he said. Business suffered, workers suffered, all agreed laws respecting workers were needed in order to benefit the whole, he said. Would dismantling labour laws and taking away Charter and union rights mean a return of the radical left? “I think you should have concerns,” Paulson said, pointing to last year’s student uprisings in Quebec and elsewhere. He said these things are unpredictable, but it could get a whole lot worse if governments insist on eliminating deficits rather than grow economies.

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weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give it a shot this year.â&#x20AC;? He said step dance ďŹ ts perfectly with ďŹ ddle music culture. Kingston-based ďŹ ddle instructor Kelly Trottier will double as the step dance instructor this summer. Bourque said the dance addition is also in response to declining participation from ďŹ ddlers over the past decade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Registration has been pretty steady but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not as high as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been before,â&#x20AC;?

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Mural project expands to include lights, signs Emma Jackson

EMC news - A small group of volunteers is working hard to see Metcalfe’s main street transformed by this spring. The Metcalfe Community Association’s mural project for Victoria Street is already underway, and the association is now looking to add decorative light fixtures and some new signs in the village core as well. The association needs about $6,000 to install solar-powered street lamps and several cut metal village signs on either side of the mural. The three-metre lamps would be similar to those on 8th Line Road, and would tie the two main roads together, said mural co-ordinator Kelly Fekete. They would be able to hold planters, banners or other decorations to spruce up the village core, she said. Fekete said the association also wants to install cut metal signs such as large Ms on either side of the mural, which will be installed for three seasons of the year along Victoria Street’s concrete bridge walls that cross the Cassidy municipal drain. Fekete said the association has already had some support from local businesses, and will begin applying for grants early in 2013. She hopes everything can

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Local artist Jen Wyngaarden will turn her mural design into a six-metre plywood artwork by the spring. be completed for the spring, when the mural is scheduled for completion. “If you don’t do things they tend to get put off, so we’d like to reveal it all together,” Fekete said. “It’s going to look really nice.” Local artist Jen Wyngaarden already has the mural underway, with the heavy duty plywood boards primed and ready to receive her rendition of Metcalfe’s history.

It features the Metcalfe Fair ferris wheel, a brass band that played on the streets of Metcalfe in the early 1900s, as well as cows and barns to tie in the area’s rich farming history. In order to fit the long, thin wall that flanks the bridge in Metcalfe’s downtown, the mural is designed to stand 76 centimetres high and between six and 12 metres long. The association raised about $200 this spring and summer

from a donation jar at Mike’s Variety store to put toward the art supplies, which Fekete bought and delivered to Wyngaarden as soon as possible. Clarmo Auto Repair, the Metcalfe Agricultural Society, and the Osgoode Township Museum and Historical Society also donated to the cause. While Wyngaarden has no formal training, she is no stranger to large mural projects like this one. Several years ago

her family lived in Mexico for a year, and since she couldn’t formally work she filled her time providing murals for local schools and churches. Her biggest mural ran the length of a school, and featured images of kids playing. Wyngaarden said she doesn’t mind painting on wood boards. “I’ll pretty much paint on anything I can get my hands on,” she said. Fekete said she is aware that

the business community has already done a lot to support the project, and the association is counting on grants to make up the majority of their fundraising for the project. “Our business base is really small and we can only count on them so many times,” she said. “We are just kind of hoping to put the idea out there, the idea that we’re going to need a little more assistance.”


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Penny donation goes a long way for Osgoode care centre Emma Jackson

EMC news - For Cassidy Magee, donating unwanted pennies just makes cents. The 12-year-old St. Mark High School student spent her Christmas holiday collecting pennies and other small change to support the Osgoode Township Care Centre, which is currently running its largest fundraising campaign since the centre opened in the 1980s. Aunts, uncles, cousins and friends contributed to Magee’s neatly decorated jar over the busy visiting season, and on Dec. 28 she and her grandmother delivered $82.75 to the long-term care facility on Snake Island Road. “It’s hard work but I know they’ll put it to good use,” Magee said. “It makes me feel good because I know I’m helping people.” Magee decided to help the care centre’s campaign because her grandmother Gwen Magee sits on the centre’s fundraising committee. She told Cassidy about the centre’s ongoing penny drive and other fundraising initiatives. “I thought it would be a good way to help the community,” Magee said. Her mother, Jenn Magee, said it’s no surprise that Cassidy wanted to take it on.

“If there’s something to be done she likes to be in there helping,” she said. Despite the recent donation, Magee is far from finished her fundraising. The care centre wants to raise $100,000 by March, and Magee said she is determined to help them hit that goal. “I want to raise at least $100, but I think I can do that,” she said. The care centre was built 26 years ago and is home to 100 residents, most of them long-time Osgoode Township community members. The centre is hoping to raise $500,000 over the next few years to tackle a number of home renovations, including replacing the roof and buying a governmentrequired back-up generator. All of the furniture needs to be replaced, and many rooms need new flooring. Special hi-lo beds are also needed for many rooms. The fundraising campaign began in October with the penny drive and a new giving tree in the lobby. Co-ordinator Wendy Hill said the campaign hit $50,000 in December. S he wants to pass the $100,000 mark by March. That goal will be greatly aided by the centre’s next fundraising event on Feb. 1, a beer tasting and music night at Stanley’s Farm.


Osgoode resident Cassidy Magee shows off her jar of pennies and other small coins, which she collected over the holidays for the Osgoode Township Care Centre. She raised $82.75, but hopes to continue collecting until March.

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Chopper is an 11 month old, fawn and white male German Shepherd and Akita mix. He was surrendered to our shelter by his owner on December 12, but is now available for adoption. This lovable boy would make a perfect pet for a family with older children, who will be able to teach him appropriate manners. Chopper loves to play with his toys, and will be sure to greet you with one every time you come home, as a gift. Chopper was involved in an accident which requires the veterinarians at the OHS to amputate his front left leg; he is adjusting quickly but will need a little more time to work on his balance!


Mick is an active one year-old black and white neutered male domestic shorthair cat! He was brought to our shelter as a stray on October 22 but is now available for adoption. This busy body will need an adult only home, with previous cat experience since he still needs to learn appropriate play behaviour. He would love a family that would keep him entertained with fun cat toys, and laser pointers! Mick is currently at one of our Pet Adoption Locations (PAL). If you are interested in adopting Mick, make sure to swing by Petsmart in Orleans!

For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the Adoption centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit

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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: attention “Pet of the Week”

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A lifetime of love and companionship Cats are a delightful addition to a home and family. They are now the #1 pet in North America. Follow these pointers and you and your pet will enjoy a lifetime of love and companionship together. Spay or neuter Spaying or neutering will prolong the life of your cat and help reduce the risk of reproductive cancer in your pet. Male cats are less likely to spray when neutered early (seven to nine months). Female cats should generally be spayed by the age of 6 months. License and microchip The municipal animal shelter receives thousands of stray cats arrive every year, and only 5% to 7% are claimed by their owners. Keep your cat indoors Protect your cat by allowing it to go outdoors for short periods of time only when supervised or under control.

Have a veterinarian examine your cat annually Keep vaccinations up to date to ensure your cat is disease and parasite free. Supply proper nutrition Ensure your cat has quality food and water. A well-nourished and healthy cat will live a longer life with fewer trips to the veterinarian. Address behavioural problems Inconsistent use of the litter box is a common problem cat owners often face, but one that can often be corrected. Contact your veterinarian for advice and guidance. Provide proper grooming Owners should not ignore the importance of daily or weekly grooming. Grooming provides an opportunity to detect fleas or other problems that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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: Email: Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258 Ottawa South EMC - Thursday, January 10, 2013


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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: By the Book, a used bookstore and cafe operated by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association is holding its monthly half-price book sale from 10 a.m to 4 p.m, at 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr. Drop by for great buys on hundreds of books (most under $2).

Jan. 16

A free public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Memorial Hall of McKay United Church on the topic of Minto’s development plans for the MacKay-Beechwood fire site will begin at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the New Edinburgh Community Alliance (NECA). This will not be the official

public consultation on the project as hosted by the city, but rather an information session hosted by NECA, where Minto representatives will be invited to give an overview of the plans in their current state, and members of the public will have the opportunity to discuss aspects of the project and to offer comments. Heritage Ottawa presents a free public lecture on the topic of: adding contemporary layers to historic districts. This event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St. at the corner of Laurier Avenue West. This lecture will be in English. Details are available by email at info@, calling 613-230-8841 or by going online at www.heritage

Jan. 20

The Community Activities Group in Old Ottawa East

will hold its Winter Party in the Park at Brantwood Park at 39 Onslow Cres. on Jan. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a sleigh ride, skating, hockey, snowshoeing, food, and fun. The event is free.

120 Metcalfe St. at the corner of Laurier Avenue West. The lecture will be in English. Info: info@heritageottawa. org or 613-230-8841. www.

Jan. 27

Heritage Ottawa presents a free public lecture on the topic of Rediscovering Lowertown. This events takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library auditorium 120 Metcalfe St. at the corner of Laurier Avenue West. The lecture will be in English. Questions are welcome in either official language. Info: or 613-230-8841,

Family Literacy Day at the Ottawa Public Library, Centrepointe branch at 101 Centrepointe on Sunday, January 27 from 2-3 p.m. Children’s entertainer, Tante Caroline, will share songs and stories in French and English for all the family to enjoy. This event is free and no registration is required.

Feb. 6

Heritage Ottawa presents its eighth-annual Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture. The guest speaker is Charlotte Gray (Does Heritage Pull History Out Of Shape?) and the free event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium,


Parents Helping Parents: Demystifying the Gifted Program Join ABC Ottawa and parents from various OCDSB gifted centres for an information evening Where: McNabb Recreation Centre Main Hall 180 Percy St, Ottawa When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Gloucester South Seniors on 4550 Bank St., offers a full schedule of activities every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo route number144. Volunteers are needed to maintain the ice surface at the two community rinks in Findlay Creek this winter. There will be a rink at Butterfly Park, similar to years past, and a permanent boarded rink at the new Diamond Jubilee Park. If there are no volunteers to help out, there are unfortunately no rinks for the community to use. For more information, email Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join activities and meet


some new friends. Activities include: bridge, Scrabble, walks, luncheons and dinners, book club, Ottawa sights/ events, travel cafe and craft and chat. Please check out our website at: For more information call 613-860-0548 or email The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit program to buy fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. The cost for a small box is $10, medium box $15, and $20 for a large box. Boxes also contain a newsletter with nutritional information, recipes and cooking tips. For details and to order please call the distribution site Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church, 46 Castlefrank Rd. 613-831-7458 or 613-860-6767 and check the website at


Looking to learn conversational Spanish? Improve your Spanish speaking skills with Los Amigos Toastmasters. The group meets at Tunney’s Pasture Mondays from 4:55 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carole at 613-761-6537 or visit www. 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 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


The Hogs Back 50+ Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front room of the Boys and Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales Dr. at Meadowlands and Hogs Back. Bring a bag lunch or come for cards, crafts, friendly chatter and camaraderie. Drop in and check it out. For more information call Shirley at 613-225-8089.

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The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets every Tuesday at the Barrhaven United Church at 3013 Jockvale Rd. Check out our website at Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success. Call Susan at 613-838-5357 or email at

rating 45. Light snacks with drinks 47. Supplementing with difficulty 48. Am. composer & diarist Ned 50. A waterproof raincoat 51. Accumulate a large quantity 56. Am. Newspaper Assoc. 57. Butterfly collector 62. __ and Venzetti 63. Female servants CLUES DOWN 1. Poked at 2. Equally 3. Manuscript (abbr.) 4. Periodical (slang) 5. Fiddler crabs 6. Hero sandwich 7. Volcanic mountain in Japan 8. Of I 9. Indicates position

33. Bringing suit 36. Forsyth novel “The Day of The ___” 37. Perceive with the eyes 38. Was introduced to 39. Lines of verse 41. Household god (Roman) 42. Military mailbox 43. Challenge aggressively 46. Posted 49. One thousandth of an ampere 51. General’s assistant (abbr.) 52. Bovine sound 53. Associated press 54. Opposite of LTM 55. A very large body of water 58. Ma’s partner 59. Integrated circuit 60. Rhode Island 61. Potato state

Last week’s answers

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

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!

10. Legislative acts 11. Low sustained cry 12. Human resources (abbr.) 13. Supported by a prop 14. Megabyte 17. 9/11 Memorial designer Michael 19. The years someone has existed 20. Distilled from fermented molasses 21. a.k.a. 22. Estonian kroon = 100 24. The sun 25. Wide metal cooking vessel 27. Caesar or cobb 28. Building lots 30. 1/1000 inch 31. Apexes 32. Firth of Clyde’s largest island


CLUES ACROSS 1. Winter capital of Kashmir 6. So. African Music Awards 11. The Bay State 14. A disorderly crowd 15. Actress Greta 16. Expression of surprise 18. Storybook elephant 21. John Jacob __, capitalist 23. Mulled wine 25. Membrane around the lungs 26. Shows how something works 28. Canonized 29. Layers bonded together 31. A vessel or duct 34. The fire had been ___ 35. Female sibling 36. Israeli capital 39. Blocked in fencing 40. 98942 WA 44. Gasoline hydrocarbon

Aries, you may have to work a little harder to get what you want, but the results will be worth it. Focus your attention on making a name for yourself in the business sector.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

There is no stopping you when you have a goal in mind, Taurus. Although you may be ambitious, just be mindful of other people in your path as you go.

Scorpio, you may need to concede to a difference of opinion this week when you simply cannot resolve something amicably. Redirect attention on a craft or pastime.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Be honest with your feelings this week, Gemini. Someone close to you is interested in learning more about the way you operate. This could strengthen a friendship.

Sagittarius, sometimes you tend to be brutally honest with others. While honesty is an admirable trait, this week you may need to censor what you say to avoid hurt feelings.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Don’t bite off more than you can chew, Cancer. Otherwise you could be left with a long to-do list and not enough energy to get the job done. Consider paring down tasks.

Taking a circuitous route will land you at the finish a little behind others, Capricorn. But you will get to the end nevertheless. Trust your instincts with this one.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Leo, although you may have rest and recreation on the brain, celestial forces are pushing you in the opposite direction. Busy days are ahead, so rest later.

Aquarius, you probably won’t be able to rest your mind until you square away all of your finances and make a budget for the new year. Take on the job this week.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

You have put too much effort into something to abandon your plans now, Virgo. Rethink quitting early on. Maybe a friend can carry you over the finish line.

Surround yourself with lots of friends when you cannot have family near, Libra. This will help keep feelings of loneliness from creeping in during quiet moments.

Introspection leads you on a mini-quest to find a creative outlet, Pisces. Play to your strengths and some ideas will surface.

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Claire Lauzon, Vice President of Ma Cuisine on Dalhousie St. in the Market, was proud to provide the Grand Prize in our 2012 Holiday Recipe book contest. The picture shows Claire presenting the complete table setting for 12 worth $960 to our Grand Prize Winner, Helene Peloquin. Helene said “This will first be used for her family’s Christmas Dinner.”

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