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A study of the ByWard Market is being kept under wraps for some ‘tweaking.’ – Page 11

New year is here Hundreds of Ottawa residents brave cold winds on Saturday to watch the traditional Chinese Lion Dance as it progresses along Somerset Street. The annual event marks the beginning of the lunar New Year, while the performances of the lion dance groups are said to bring good fortune to businesses. The practice dates back to the third century B.C.

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EMC news - City hall was buzzing with ideas from more than 100 people who came out on Feb. 12 to discuss how to shape Ottawa’s future. It was residents’ first chance to get down into the details of the Liveable Ottawa initiative, a year-long project that will result in not only an updated Official Plan, but also master plans for transportation, infra-

structure and pedestrians. The exercise is a complex one, but most of the particpants showed up well informed after reading the reams of information posted on ottawa.ca/liveableottawa. People gathered in small groups during the Feb. 13 event for discussions about the impact of some of the city’s proposals. Here is a snapshot of three of those discussions: Planning committee chairman and Alta Vista Coun.

Peter Hume said changes to transportation policies are “the most provocative part” of the entire exercise. The ideas may be controversial – such as allowing traffic congestion in order to encourage people to use other forms of transportation – but there was support for the changes at the Feb. 13 meeting. One of the more confusing and potentially controversial aspects of the plan is to shift away from building roads to

handle the absolute maximum amount of traffic expected in one peak hour of the day and towards a system that would spread out demand over a few hours. That would mean fewer road widenings and fewer new roads, reducing the pressure to construct roads by about 15 per cent. As participants tried to wrap their heads around that change, there was general agreement. Another major change would give transportation plan-

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EMC news – Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi said he is “very excited” to take on the role of Minister of Labour, his first cabinet post since being elected to the Ontario legislature in 2007. Naqvi, who was sworn in on Feb. 11, resigned as president of the Liberal Party of Ontario in order to accept the position. Fellow Liberal MPP Bob Chiarelli, who represents Ottawa West-Nepean, was sworn in as Minister of Energy after previously serving as Minister of Infrastructure/ Transportation. In a statement, Premier Kathleen Wynne congratulated Naqvi on his posting and thanked him for his commitment to the party. “Through almost four years and three terms as Ontario Liberal Party president, Yasir has kept us focused on making real progress for the people of Ontario,” said Wynne. “I’m delighted that he’ll be taking on greater responsibilities on behalf of our province as Minister of Labour, where he will ensure all the men and women of Ontario have access to a good job and a

bright future. I look forward to working with him closely in this important role.” Naqvi said that while he is currently learning his various roles and responsibilities, he will continue to respond to the concerns of his constituents in Ottawa Centre. “I’m learning a lot about the ministry and what it does,” said Naqvi. “It’s a very dynamic ministry that ensures Ontario workers are kept safe and their workplaces healthy.” Naqvi hit the ground running in his new role, as on his first day back in Ottawa a demonstration was staged outside his Catherine Street constituency office by workers protesting the province’s Bill 119. The group of construction employers, who are planning a province-wide demonstration at Queen’s Park, are angry over the mandatory Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage demanded of independent operators and proprietors under the legislation. The bill went into effect on Jan. 1, and opponents are demanding the law be changed to allow a choice between private or provincial insurance.


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shouldn’t target the prostitution, but the local drug houses. There was no template to work from at the time.” Leiper said Parrott’s advice is now in “constant demand” in other communities with safety and security issues. The CPO Ambassador program will train experienced volunteers like Parrott to represent CPO at community events, information sessions and meetings. A total of 10 Ottawa residents were chosen. A media release from CPO stated the program “is our way of reaching out to neighbour-

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Among those outside Naqvi’s office on Friday were contractors Francoise Latrour and Alain Seguin, who boast 20 and 37 years of construction experience, respectively. The two men say costs of individual services as well as final home prices could rise between eight and 12 per cent due to the mandatory WSIB coverage. Not only that, they state the coverage provided by the WSIB is fraught with technicalities and do not provide the 24/7 coverage they had with private companies. “I’m already insured, and pay $2,000 per year for 24/7 coverage,â€? said Latrour. “With WSIB coverage I will be charged $8,000 per year for eight hours a day of coverage.â€? Latrour said many seasonal construction workers work longer hours during the summer months and were previously able to buy coverage that suited their work hours. He wants Bill 119 to be reversed to allow those with private insurance to keep their private policies. “We don’t want to increase the cost of houses, because it’s already high,â€? said Seguin. “The economy will suffer. Small contractors will be pushed out of business, while large companies will survive. We have kids – we’re doing this for their future.â€? Naqvi, who was sworn into his cabinet post on Feb. 11, said he is learning about the issue in more detail. “My role as Minister of Labour is to improve the health and safety of all workers in Ontario and also reduce the underground economy,â€? said Naqvi. “I’ve seen many examples – the construction sector in particular is prone to injuries ‌ and we need to take precautions to prevent these.â€? When pressed on the issue of Bill 119, which Naqvi’s website lists as a “legislative achievementâ€? that will “strengthen the skills, health and prosperity of Ontarians,â€? Naqvi stated he was open to dialogue on the matter. “The Ministry of Labour is working very closely with interested stakeholders to progressively implement all aspects of this legislation,â€? he

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EMC news - Ottawa has received a lot of advice on what its future light-rail system should look like, but never from a teenager – until now. Thirteen-year-old Nepean resident Michael Bailey showed off his vision for “MB Rail� to Mayor Jim Watson on Feb. 15 at city hall. The Grade 8 Alta Vista Public School student has been obsessed with wheels “since birth,� said his mother, Joan Bailey. In the past couple of years Michael has built dozens of paper models of bus and rail transit systems from across the globe, but he recently turned his attention to creating his own transit systems. “I said to myself, ‘why am I making merchandise for transit systems when I can just create my own?’� Michael said.

He is curious about how people move around, but transit in particular interests him because it can help solve traffic congestion problems. Michael came to city hall hoping to sell his idea for an east-west and north-south dual rail line to the mayor and Matt Eason of the city’s rail implementation office, but Michael’s mother simply hoped the meeting would inspire him to work towards an education in engineering after his high-school career at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School starting next year. By that time, Michael will be able to hop on the city’s Confederation Line, a lightrail system that will connect Tunney’s Pasture to Blair Station and include an underground tunnel in the downtown portion. Until then, he’ll have to settle for twice-weekly journeys around the city on various buses and the O-Train. It’s Michael’s favourite sum-

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Thirteen-year-old Nepean resident Michael Bailey impressed Mayor Jim Watson with his model light-rail system, dubbed the ‘MB Line,’ at city hall on Feb. 15. mer activity, his mother said. “I just get on and say (to the driver), ‘We don’t have a destination, so don’t be surprised if we don’t get off,� Joan Bailey said. “The driv-

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larly impressed by Michael’s detailed understanding of the transit system. “He knows more about transit than I do,� Watson said, only half in jest.

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EMC news - First they were successful in getting rid of a construction area in their green space. Now, residents of Old Ottawa East are celebrating another victory after getting a plan to put a parking lot at 160 Lees Ave. cancelled. The city revealed in December that it had been planning with the University of Ottawa since August to put a temporary 360-space parking lot in a large field beside Springhurst Park that serves as recreational space for 3,000 residents of neighbouring apartment towers, as well as local ruby and ultimate Frisbee teams. The lot was needed for three years as part of an agreement for the city to compensate the university for the loss of parking spaces that will be displaced from the heart of campus during construction of the city’s lightrail transit line. Community members reeled at the news that their “park” would be paved over and filled with cars and construction vehicles, so they sprung into action. Now, two months later, the

community is tentatively celebrating its success in cancelling the parking lot. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko revealed the news during a Feb. 12 meeting of the Old Ottawa East Community Association. “The good news is the city and the university have come to a tentative agreement on a different location,” Chernushenko said. The new plan, which still needs approval from the university’s board of directors, would put around 150 permanent parking spaces on a slice of city land adjacent to the university’s 200 Lees Ave. campus. The councillor credited the community outcry for prompting the change. “It was very clear, they made their case very strongly and very effectively, my office worked hard and city staff, and I’m sure the University of Ottawa people did, as well, to find a creative solution, which, in the end, will be better for everyone. “This tentative resolution says, if you try hard enough, you can find a better solution,” Chernushenko said. “We’re really happy that they did listen to the commu-

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Residents in Old Ottawa East are tentatively celebrating saving a large field between Springhurst Park and the Lees Avenue apartment towers. Instead of building a temporay parking lot to hold cards displaced from the University of Ottawa during light-rail construction, the city will build a permanent lot for the university at its 200 Lees Ave. campus. nity,” said John Dance, president of the Old Ottawa East Community Association. He thanked Chernushenko, Mayor Jim Watson, city staff and the university for their co-op-

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more parking spaces than the lot being taken over by construction at the heart of the university’s campus. The new proposal would mean a smaller number of new – but permanent – parking spaces will be built. The city was not prepared to reveal how much it would cost to expand the parking lot. Dance said it would be unlikely that the project could cost more than building a temporary lot at 160 Lees, which was vaguely estimated at $2 million, not to mention tearing it down and rehabilitating the land. City staff said the university’s legal team is also looking into whether the university staff could be given delegated authority to sign off on the change without the need for a university board vote. The plan already has support from university staff and the Chernushenko said he was confident it will gain the university’s support. A spokesman for the University of Ottawa, Patrick Charette, declined to discuss the details of the new proposal, but he acknowledged the university and the city have been working as partners to come up with a solution to the impact of the city’s need to expropriate the university’s parking lot. Charette wouldn’t comment on details of the new proposal or why this arrangement hadn’t been considered in the first place. He said the idea to build a parking lot at 160 Lees came from the city, not the university, as a way to compensate uOttawa for loss of parking as dictated in a memorandum of understanding between the city and university. At a community meeting on Dec. 19, light-rail office staffer Matt Eason told residents the 160 Lees lot was “the only viable option.”


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he city made the right decision when it backed off a plan to establish a temporary parking lot on Lees Avenue near Springhurst Park. The existing greenspace at 160 Lees Ave. is used by a broad spectrum of residents, from those living in nearby apartment towers to dog owners taking their pets out for a walk to members of local rugby teams, playing a key recreational role in the

surrounding community. But that role has come under threat in recent months. As part of planning work associated with the construction of the city’s light rail line, the site was identified as both a construction staging area for the redevelopment of the Lees transit station and as overflow parking for staff at the University of Ottawa, who were themselves being displaced by LRT construction near the main campus. Upon learning about the

plans, the Old Ottawa East community stood firm in opposition and with the help of Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, convinced the city to back off not only its construction staging area plans, but to relocate the parking lot to a different site on Lees Avenue to boot. The exercise has shown how important public consultation is in the municipal democratic process. A great deal of the time, the city needs to tune out public out-

cry on controversial issues. When faced with a decision that affects a large number of residents, a narrow view will not create effective policy. The LRT system itself will ruffle feathers in certain neighbourhoods when the bulldozers arrive to carve a path through the city. Light rail, however, is something being constructed to serve hundreds of thousands of residents and to ensure sustainable growth of the city in the future. The city cannot

afford to bow to narrow interests. The placement of a parking lot, on the other hand, that will only serve a narrow constituency – in this case the university – is the exact type of decision where close consultation with local residents is required. It’s the sort of decision that requires careful consideration of all available options, because it will have a profound effect on this narrow constituency. At first, the city didn’t

do that. It looked at a map, saw a convenient location and proceeded with its plans. If it had involved the public from the beginning, discovered how important the greenspace was to area residents and investigated other options, a messy public relations exercise could have been avoided. In the end, the city did the right thing. We can only hope it learns from the experience and doesn’t make the same mistake again.

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The pause that refreshes CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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was at the National Arts Centre recently to see Metamorphoses which was, like all NAC Theatre productions, strikingly staged. Even if the play doesn’t knock you out, its visual presentation is always going to be interesting. In this case, it was more interesting than usual because it was played mostly in the water – a kind of wading pool at the front part of the stage and a deep tank with transparent sides at the back. The actors were in and out of the water. Somebody even smoked a cigarette underwater, which is a trick I’m glad I never learned how to do. It was hard enough to quit. The presence of the water, including a kind of constant rain from above the stage, prompted a mildly critical comment in a largely favourable review from the Globe and Mail: “A constant rain of water tumbling down on the upper level of the set is one misjudgment; its aesthetic value is cancelled out by the damage it wreaks acoustically and the suggestions it sends to bladders in the audience (particularly since there’s no intermission).� Actually, the play is only an hour and 20 minutes long, so the lack of an intermission was unlikely to produce a crisis. But the comment did get me to ponder what seems to be a general trend in our theatres to eliminate intermission whenever possible. Some of this may have to do with a trend to shorter plays and concerts: it seems silly to stop an hour-long play in the middle. But for longer plays, or even movies – I remember visiting the snack bar in the middle of Ben Hur and Spartacus, and I’m sure Gone With

the Wind had an intermission – eliminating the intermission takes away what seems to be an important part of the theatre-going experience. That’s the part where the theatre-goers stretch their legs, wander the lobby and discuss what they’ve seen and what might happen next. They bump into people they know and ask how they’re enjoying it so far. Maybe they have an argument. Maybe they pick up on something they missed. Why was the tall guy so angry? Oh, so he was her former husband. However the discussion goes, it helps them to focus on what they have seen and are about to see. Theatre-going, concert-going and movie-going are not supposed to be solitary experiences. They should be social, with people sharing ideas and enthusiasms. That doesn’t happen if they just walk in, sit in their seats for the performance and head for their cars as soon as the event is over. This is recognized at many concerts, where part of the fun is chatting about the music at half-time. And it is true of professional sports. In both cases, there is the added benefit of lightening the wallets of the hungry and thirsty. But theatre is different. As the parent of actors, I know the reasoning: The director and cast have worked hard to establish a mood, to involve the audience so completely that they forget they are sitting in a theatre; when the curtain goes down at intermission, the spell is broken and has to be re-established all over again when the curtain goes up. That’s a persuasive argument. Mind you, a hockey player could argue the same thing – “We really had it going and then the buzzer went and when the next period started we lost our momentum and everything changed.� Hockey players have learned to live it. True, it’s a bit more difficult for actors, who have to stick to a script and can’t just go and punch somebody to get the momentum going again. But they should be able, after intermission, to take consolation in the notion that the audience is fresh and not restless and maybe better able to understand why the tall guy was so angry.

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s a writer, I’m naturally drawn to exercises that seek to enhance creativity. I’ve tried various one-minute meditations. (They often turn into half-hour naps). I’ve reorganized my work space so I’m standing up or looking out the window (for hours). I’ve called my grandmother to ask her stories about her childhood. (I really should write a book about Granny). In other words, I’m quite good at procrastinating. Recently, however, I was looking less for something to get me over a bout of writer’s block than I was something to get me over a sort of life-encompassing creativity slump. (Let’s call it the February blahs). So I decided to create a vision board. For those who don’t know,

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse a vision board is a postersized collage of images and words one has ripped out of consumer magazines. The idea is to flip through pages of old magazines and tear out anything that instinctively appeals to you. If there’s even a niggling doubt, you leave the page intact. But if your gut says yes, stick it on your poster. According to proponents of vision boards, the exercise is meant to help you better understand the direction in

which you’d like to take your life. And of course, it should make you feel more innovative and action-oriented. Admittedly, I had great fun doing this exercise. For one thing, it gave me something to do other than meet an imminent writing deadline. For another, ripping stuff is fun. (Just ask any preschooler). But if the point of enhancing creativity is to trigger one to create something, I’m not sure the board has done its job.

According to my vision, I’d like to eat penne salad with feta, live in a log cabin and own a red purse. There’s also a really neat cocktail recipe pinned to the side, but I chalk that up to a recent dry spell on the alcohol front. Although I have this pretty collage up on my office wall, it has failed in its purpose to help me initiate something different in my life. See, the thing about vision boards is that they’re kind of fluffy. But without some kind of action plan associated with it, the vision board will exist as a pretty piece of wall art. A blog by Dr. Neil Farber on the Psychology Today website helped me realize what I really need is an action board, something that has a few clearly defined goals with measurable targets

along the way. While pop psychology tells us if we think optimistically about things long enough they will happen, Farber says this is tripe. He cites at least one study that suggests the opposite. In the study, a group of students were divided – one group was asked to study for the upcoming standardized tests while imagining a really great outcome. A second group was asked to visualize where and how they would study. The third group was asked to study while at the same time thinking about how they would avoid failing. The second group performed best on the tests. Why? They mapped out what they had to do to achieve their goals – as a result, they studied harder and were ultimately better

prepared. If it’s my goal to have my “best body” as the vision board suggests, it’s not enough to paste pictures around the house of skinny and muscular women. I have to map out precisely what I’m going to do to achieve that goal. Perhaps more importantly, I have to include hurdles in that map – things that will get in the way of my goal – and think about ways I will overcome those challenges. I’m not going to throw out the vision board just yet. If nothing else, it’s helped me get a sense of my decorating style. But I have discounted its ability to trigger anything on the creative front, with the exception, perhaps, of this column.

Infill, intensification are controversial policies Continued from page 1

Phillipe Genest, a Centretown resident, said he sees the city’s light-rail line as a way to make it easier for people to live in the suburbs and commute to work downtown. He said he would rather see true intensification that encourages people to live where they work. Musci said the policy changes are aimed at making it possible for people to do that in the suburbs as well, but having employment centres closer to where people live. INTENSIFICATION AND TALL BUILDINGS

Ottawa’s definitions are way out of date when it comes to tall buildings, said city planner Trevor Illingworth. Illingworth led a discussion about how the city should approach one of the more controversial issues the city faces – where to put tall towers. The idea is to concentrate the tallest developments within close proximity to transit

stations, Illingworth said. Pinecrest, South Keys/Greenboro and the Riverside South community core are areas the city intends to target for intensification. High-rise buildings would also be allowed in areas that have been specifically identified in community design plans. Where there is no design plan, the overarching Official Plan would define exactly where tall buildings would go: up to 19 storeys could be built near a rapid transit station, and buildings of up to nine storeys would be allowed in most other areas that don’t have a specific area plan. That’s all fine, the participants said – but it must be enforced. “Once you’ve decided on a limit, don’t offer any exceptions,” said Ron Rose of the Old Ottawa East Community Association. RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Rural residents engaged in one of the more passionate discussions during the Feb. 13

event. They argued that the city must encourage villages to develop with a mix of residential options that will provide the population needed to support core services, so businesses will remain and new businesses will open up. Roddy Bolivar of the Carp Road Corridor Business Improvement Area said economic development is at top of mind for many rural residents – but it’s not emphasized in the city’s proposals for the updated Official Plan. “Creating sustainable growth and sustainable villages should be the focus,” Bolivar said. For instance, a concept like the combination of a yoga studio and tea shop in Carp is a modern invention that’s ideal for rural areas, but it is not captured by the city’s current business definitions. “More permissible zoning is a start, but it needs to come into a bigger picture,” he said. Anda Bruinsma of the Cumberland Village Community Association said it’s critical the city provides a clear picture

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of all the plans that will affect the villages, including transportation strategies, otherwise development will continue to be stalled. “No one is going to start a business if you’re going to put a highway through the town,” she said. “Our perception is the right and left hand aren’t talk-

ing to each other,” she added. Another participant, Kanata North resident Trevor Davies, said the city’s plan to make a temporary ban on country-estate lot subdivisions permanent is ill-advised. Hume popped into the session to advise Davies that concentrating development in

rural villages rather than the countryside makes it easier to provide services and encourage businesses to open up. Between garbage pickup, transit and even school buses, country-estate lot subdivisions “become a very, very expensive way to promote development,” Hume said.

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EMC news - Community members are eager to see what a visioning study has in store for the ByWard Market, but they are being locked out of the process. The study, which was conducted by New York-based consultants Project for Public Spaces, was jointly funded by the city and the ByWard Market Business Improvement Area. Instead of releasing the study the consultants completed in December, the city has decided to withhold it to work with the business group’s executive staff to make “tweaks” to the report. Jasna Jennings, executive director of the BIA, said the tweaks are mainly to fix up minor errors or misunderstandings on the part of the study team. For instance, Project for Public Spaces recommended the city increase the amount of funding it gives to the business group. But the group receives funds from a tax levy collected from business owners that are members and is not directly funded by the city. “We wanted to make sure nothing in there is skewed,” Jennings said.

Secrecy is not good. Being open is always better.” SYLVIE GRENIER BYWARD MARKET VISIONING EXERCISE STEERING COMMITTEE

But community members see it another way. In most cases, studies commissioned by the city are released to the public in draft form for comments, which are then incorporated into city staff’s review of the report, which comes with final recommendations to the committee of council that oversees the issue. In this case, the study won’t be available to the general public until it appears on the

planning committee agenda with the staff report a week before the planning committee meets. “Secrecy is not good,” said Sylvie Grenier, who sits on the ByWard Market visioning exercise steering committee on behalf of the Lowertown Community Association. “Being open is always better.” In a column in the community association’s newsletter, the Lowertown Echo, Grenier wrote: “While the exact reasons for the secrecy are unknown, it would appear that city staff are selecting the recommendations they prefer before sharing the report.” After her request to view the report was refused, Grenier filed a more formal access to information request. Shortly afterwards, a city staffer called her on the phone and agreed to relay some of the information contained in the study. “This is unacceptable,” Grenier said. “This visioning was built on transparency and the whole reason we started the steering committee was to help sell the report to businesses and the community.” Jennings didn’t see anything unusual about waiting to release the study, since community members did not help pay for the study. She said the study is expected to be reviewed by the steering committee, including Grenier, once senior city staff sign off on it. The total cost of the ByWard Market visioning exercise is $40,000, which the city and BIA split equally. Grenier and the rest of the steering committee (about 10 members) aren’t the only ones who haven’t seen the study. While the business group’s executive staff has read the report, the BIA’s board of directors has not seen the study. Even the business group’s staff faced delays in getting the report, Jennings said. It wasn’t a struggle to get the report, the issue was that the report was released just before Christmas and senior city staff had to sign off on it before it could be shared with the BIA, she said. Jennings didn’t receive the study until the very end of

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A study conducted by New York-based consultants was paid for in part by city taxpayers but is being withheld until minor errors or misunderstandings can be fixed. January. “It took a little bit longer than we expected,” she said. Community members who are up in arms over the study likely won’t find anything too earth-shattering in the report, anyway, Jennings said. “I don’t think anything is going to be very surprising,” she said. She declined to elaborate further or summarize anything in the report. The city refused to allow city planners to speak about the study, but provided a statement on behalf of policy development and urban design manager Lee Ann Snedden that said the study and report will be released together in advance of a planning committee meeting “in the coming months.” Media relations staff did not respond to a request for a more defined timeline.

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EMC news - Reassemble an entire skeleton or answer age-old questions concerning a horned dinosaur? Provide a better understanding of the evolution of an uncommon beast, find a new, never-seenbefore duck-billed dinosaur or uncover a potentially rare carnivorous jaw? These intriguing choices are what face visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature when they help choose the museum’s next palaeo star. Dino Idol is currently underway at the downtown museum, inviting patrons who visit the dinosaur exhibition to help pick the museum’s next research project. The exhibition includes five dinosaur plaster casts, all with mystery and excitement waiting to be found inside. The idea came from the museum’s post-doctoral fellow, Jordan Mallon, who said

he thought it would be a great way for the public to interact with the museum’s research department. Mallon and fossil curator Kieran Shepherd are both excited about the new exhibition’s potential. “From a collection perspective, they all would be pretty cool to open up,” Shepherd said of the five specimens currently in storage. For the past 100 years, the fossils have been kept in field jackets – burlap and plaster casings – since fossil collectors Charlie H. Sternberg and his son Charles M. Sternberg unearthed the bones in Alberta. The museum has kept them in storage ever since. “This is incredibly exciting for me,” Mallon said. “You’re the first one looking at these things for the first time in close to 100 years.” The “contestants” for Dino Idol are: • Regal Ed, a partial skeleton of a duck-billed dinosaur.

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Fossil curator Kieran Shepherd, left, and Canadian Museum of Nature dinosaur researcher Jordan Mallon show off one of the museum’s Dino Idol candidates, Mystery Jaw. The museum is asking for patrons to choose one of five candidates from its fossil collection to become the researcher’s next project. • Canadian Club, believed to be the back half of an armored dinosaur. • Stumpy, the skull of a horned dinosaur that has resorbed (a re-distribution of the horn’s calcium for other purposes such as. laying eggs or healing injuries) its entire

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would be in there,” Mallon said. “Chances are we will be wrong, but that is what is exciting; to find out.” Going from choosing a winning specimen to the day it goes on display at the museum will take time, however. Some of the plaster jackets can take years to chip away at using a tiny tool like a jackhammer, powered by airpressure. The five candidates have been chosen partly because the work may only take a few months to a year. Both Shepherd and Mallon didn’t want the voting public to have to wait too long to see what was inside. These five candidates are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the museum’s research facility, with thousands of other castings waiting to be opened. In his 25 years at the museum, Shepherd has only participated in two previous openings of a field jacket. Voting takes place until March 17. The winner will be revealed on March 19. Regular admission to the museum is required to vote.


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EMC news - The streetcar may soon make its return to Sparks Street if a local organization has its way. The Ottawa Heritage Streetcar Committee wants to see an electric streetcar run from the Ottawa Convention Centre beside the Rideau Canal to the War Museum at LeBreton Flats. Made up of members of the public, the Sparks Street Mall Authority and Transport Action Canada, the group sees the line appealing to tourists. On Feb. 11, Transport Action Canada president David Jeanes presented the project to members of the Lowertown community. “The Ottawa heritage streetcar idea is about revitalizing the downtown core, adding culture and heritage activity to Sparks Street,” Jeanes said. Until 1959, Ottawa had an operating streetcar service which ran from Rockcliffe Park to the west end. This particular project would bring back the streetcar to the downtown streets with a proposed 2.4-kilometre route, a large portion of which would run along Sparks Street. Les Gagne, executive director for the Sparks Street Mall Authority, said the streetcar would be a great way to celebrate the heritage of the street as well as provide an alternative way of getting around the core. “I believe it would be 100 per cent complementary,” Gagne said. “The city’s light rail will have a much larger ridership. Sparks Street is

meant to be a pedestrian friendly and you will see, if it is designed properly and promoted properly, (a streetcar) could be a huge advantage.” Participants from the city and the National Capital Commission sit on the committee as well. The idea of a circulator, like a streetcar available for visitors, tourists and shoppers, was first suggested in a study led by the Outaouais transit authority, STO, in 2000. The concept was included as part of the 2005 NCC core area plan, but NCC spokesman Mario Tremblay added the NCC has not given this streetcar proposal any formal support. A preliminary cost estimate for the complete line is $16 million. Gagne said the group is working on exact costs and that a much shorter line, just along Sparks Street, is also a possibility. As to how the project would be funded, that’s up in the air as well. The group is looking at the possibility of seeking federal or provincial grants for the project, as well as seeking interest from prospective businesses and sponsors. Whether or not there would be a cost to use the service also has yet to be determined. “It’s going to be a paid service, but that is yet to be confirmed,” Gagne said. “If we had a big sponsor, maybe it wouldn’t be.” To create buzz, Gagne said the committee has been discussing the idea of bringing back Ottawa’s first original form of mass transit -- the horse-drawn streetcar -- to Sparks Street.

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It’s been 10 years since members of South Nepean United and the Osgoode-Rideau Soccer Association approved the merger that gave life to Ottawa South United Soccer Club, and set out on an ambitious quest to become the best youth club in Ottawa and amongst the best in Ontario and Canada. “We thought if we followed the principles and vision we setup, that it would realistically take over 15 years,” recalls OSU Founding and current President Bill Michalopulos. OSU is now the only Ottawa club to: earn a Gold Level Club Excellence Award from the Ontario Soccer Association, top the Terra Ontario soccer club rankings and facilitate over 80 soccer scholarships for OSU’s players to universities /colleges all over North America. “By any tangible measure I think we’ve exceeded our vision, set the operating benchmark for soccer clubs and OSU is well resourced, motivated and organized to take on the challenges of the next 10 years,” Michalopulos adds.

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Both original clubs recognized that there was a gap at the time in how soccer was delivered at the grassroots level in Ottawa and frustrated by the then common organizational and operating models, which were not conducive to the proper development of players and coaches. They realized that with ORSA’s management expertise and South Nepean’s strong soccer programs, combining forces offered great potential.

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“It was a good marriage of two complimentary clubs,” says Michalopulos. “There was an understanding that 1 + 1 = 3 or that the sum is greater than the two parts coming together. We were simply determined to see our youth play better soccer and have more fun doing it.” Considering the significant challenge of bringing two clubs together under one banner, it was a fairly smooth transition from the start, reflects OSU founding member Rene Braendli. “The leadership from both clubs wanted to make it happen, and I think that was the key,” explains the long-time South Nepean soccer leader and current OSU exec. “And we still have the people to push that vision along.” The new alliance translated well on the ground level too. There’s a family feel that runs strong on teams throughout the club, highlights OSU coach Gord MacGregor. “It’s an environment where we’re all there together, supporting each other no matter what,” describes the former ORSA player. “It’s important that every player, every parent and every coach has that camaraderie. Everyone really is a family. It’s like one big, giant team. OSU hit many key milestones along the way to its 10th anniversary (see sidebar for more details). This includes establishing strategic alliances with leading clubs in the U.S. and Europe – the Dallas Texans and Everton FC – and providing a dedicated staff approach to running a community club in order to provide better programs so players can develop and have more fun.

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“We still depend on our volunteers and we’re very thankful we have our volunteers to carry most of the load,” Michalopulos notes, adding that those same people recognize the indispensable value of having full-time staff such as Jim Lianos, Club General Manager since almost Day 1. “It wasn’t sustainable. That’s the old model,” Michalopulos emphasizes. “We knew we had to improve on the management organization of the club in order to perform at a certain level in a sustainable manner. “We were able to put together an environment for excellence. On a grand level, we have simply pushed soccer forward in Ottawa and improved the level of play. That’s our biggest accomplishment.” A major project – which now stands as a physical symbol of the club’s progress and perseverance over many years – was the construction of six playing fields in Manotick to accommodate a growing player base that’s now exceeded 6,500 – from youth recreational/ developmental soccer to competitive/elite, through to the adult & senior levels. Within two years, a home clubhouse will be built at George Nelms Sports Park, a further signal of the bright future that lies ahead for OSU. Also playing a key role in ongoing success will be UEFA ‘A’ Licence Coach Paul Harris – a recent groundbreaking addition as OSU Club Head Coach via Everton’s famed youth academy “We want to mimic the best of what they do overseas here in order to improve soccer development for our players and coaches,” Lianos underlines. “And Paul knows the Everton way as well as anyone.” Providing an environment for high performance players to move onto the next level is an OSU trademark, with over 80 players receiving scholarships to play university and college soccer in Canada and the U.S., and others recruited into professional team academies.

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“We’re a huge part of the community. You walk around in the summer and every field is being used by the club and you see soccer players all over the place,” Braendli smiles. “It’s been a fantastic journey, but this is not the end. We’re still pushing ahead and we’ve still got to do better. We cannot stand still.”

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Without discounting the tremendous success OSU has achieved in consistently winning championships locally, becoming a force in the province’s top youth league, and even besting top opponents from around the world at the exclusive Disney College Showcase and Dallas Cup events, perhaps the biggest source of pride is seeing the deeper impact the club has made on members’ lives over 10 years.

beer event in Ottawa’s increasingly active brewing scene. Food, local brews, and winter activities all came together on the historic pedestrian mall, supported and organized by the Sparks Street Business Improvement Area, the team from National Capital Craft Beer Week, and Winterlude. The two-day event also served to mark the 200th anniversary of craft brewing in the Ottawa area. Despite the cold winds, the street was packed with participants eager to sample the latest of what the region has to offer. Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company took the festival’s theme to a whole other level by serving its suds from a bar made entirely from blocks of ice. “We started (building it) Thursday, and finished installing the kegs on Saturday morning,” said Beau’s employee Rob Morra. Due to its proximity to the Rideau Canal and the activities of Confederation Park during the last weekend of Winterlude, the tourist draw to the event was big. Those who showed up to quaff were likely surprised at the selection available. A notable new brew was Hogsback Brewery’s limited edition Aporkalpse Now Oatmeal Bacon Stout, which was launched with much media buzz in Ottawa earlier this month. The company tweeted on Saturday night that demand was so high they had run out of the unusual brew. The folks in the Big Rig Brewery tent saw lots of demand for their Double Chocolate Stout, which uses much more than just a heaping tablespoon of Belgian cocoa to create its signature colour and taste. Big Rig brewmaster Lon Ladell reflected on the evolving brewing scene in the Ottawa region. “I think Ottawa’s finally catching up to some of the other cities in Canada, and opening up its taste buds to craft beer,” said Ladell, adding, “The turnout today’s been fantastic – we’re getting great reception from the community.”


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EMC news - Paying for staff needed to design new parks set off two lengthy debates between suburban and urban councillors last week. In the end, city council agreed to take approximately $220,000 needed to hire two parks planners for 2013 out of a citywide fund that would otherwise be spent on features for parks. Council rejected the idea of raiding a citywide emergency fund to find the cash. The issue arose after Capital Coun. David Chernushenko complained about the lack of cash for parks planners during the 2013 budget process late last year. Developers pay levies on new construction that are split and put into ward-specific and citywide funds for building new parks. The problem in the urban area is that although residents and the councillor have agreed on the basics for a new park and the money from developers is in the bank, the city’s parks department doesn’t have enough staff to finish the fine detailed work and get construction started. Councillors voted 15-6 to take the money needed for parks planners from a citywide

fund, but not before a spirited debate over how the positions should be paid for. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli emphasized the process should be fair to different areas of the city. He felt the best way to do that was to raid a citywide emergency fund. Planning committee chairman and Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume disagreed with Chiarelli’s emergency fund idea. Growth needs to pay for growth, he said, so park planners should be paid with the funds collected to build the parks everywhere in the city. Chiarelli’s idea would have meant that levies on development would only pay for park planning in the suburban area, whereas urban councillors could draw on a citywide fund. “What we’re doing here is setting two different standards. Fundamentally I don’t think that’s right,” Hume said. “Give the same benefit to my residents … I don’t have that privilege today.” There are 70 parks projects on the books, 23 of which fall under the “cash-in-lieu of parkland” issue that was under discussion. Mayor Jim Watson said he will ensure the city finds a more permanent solution during the next budget. R0011927923

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merson wasn’t happy. He was grumpy since he got home from school on Friday and Mother announced that Saturday he would be donning an apron. Mother was high on equality of the sexes back in the days when it had yet to become a popular topic, so once a month, the brothers were in the house to do chores and my sister Audrey and I were sent to the barns. I loved the day we were with Father in the cow byre and the stable, even though he did all the heaviest chores himself. Mother thought any child, male or female, wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans unless they knew how to scrub floors, churn butter, put a meal on the table and if need be, bake a batch of bread. She drew the line, however, at teaching the brothers to sew after Emerson, who was allowed to use the old Singer Sewing machine once just to see how it worked sewed the legs closed on Everett’s long underwear. Mother made him sit that night at the kitchen table and pick out every last stitch with a darning needle! So that Saturday, bright and early, my three brothers, Everett, Emerson and Earl, were given their lists – Mother was also high on lists too. On went the long white pinnies. Emerson hated them almost as much as he hated house chores. “If the guys at school ever saw me in one of these, I’d be a goner,” he growled. He glared at me “and don’t you ever, and I mean ever, tell a soul,” he snarled, “or you will pay dearly.” Suddenly, as if someone had lit a candle over my head, I realized this little bit

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories of knowledge might come in handy down the road. I just might be able to use it to my advantage. So began a tug-o-war so to speak. When Emerson aggravated me, which was too often to suit me, I would threaten to tell everyone at Northcote School what Emerson looked like in a long white pinnie. I even went as far as to draw a stick lad, wearing an apron and printed Emerson’s name under it. I kept it in my primer book reader at the ready and made sure Emerson knew it was there. Emerson’s teasing came to an abrupt halt, I can tell you. I finally had him where I wanted him. I took my sister Audrey into my confidence and even showed her the drawing of the stick lad. At that stage in her life, Audrey was high on religion. She thought what I was doing could be classified as a sin. I mulled over this bit of information and I certainly didn’t want to bring on the wrath of God, but for the life of me I couldn’t understand for a minute why God would care about a scrap of paper with a stick drawing on it which was supposed to be my brother Emerson. Well, the whole idea of using it to expose Emerson at Northcote School wearing a pinnie came to a crashing end not more than a week after I threatened to expose him. It all happened when

Three Mile Herman came to school mad as a hatter. Now, Three Mile Herman’s mother and my mother belonged to the Women’s Institute together and it seems they got to talking about their families. Three Mile Herman said his mother was told by our mother her idea of switching chores between the sons and daughters and it was good training and made perfect sense if they were ever going to amount to a hill of beans. That’s all she needed to hear. Mother had earned great respect in the Northcote area since everyone knew she had come from New York and therefore must be up on all the latest trends and ideas. So before he could say “jackrabbit,” Three Mile Herman was in an apron doing house chores. Unlike Emerson, he didn’t care who knew it. That didn’t mean he liked either the pinnie or doing house chores, but he like to talk and he liked an audience, so soon everyone at the Northcote School knew about our brothers and the boys in Three Mile Herman’s family doing house chores. Well, that took the sting off for Emerson. There was someone else at Northcote School in the same kettle of fish as he as. I had to tear up the picture I drew and kept in my primer book reader, and Emerson was back to making my life miserable.

Chiarelli set to take on hot seat in premier’s new cabinet Jennifer McIntosh

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EMC news - Bob Chiarelli said he may have taken over the hot seat as the province’s new energy minister, but his focus will stay on the needs of the residents of Ottawa WestNepean. He called his new post a political one and said while it won’t be as much fun as handing out cheques for infrastructure projects he is up to the task. While still in Ottawa, Chiarelli has been in several briefings in preparation for a committee on the cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga. “All the parties agreed to cancel the gas plans, we just

didn’t know the cost at the time,” he said. “It’s the job of the opposition to draw blood. The premier has agreed to appear before the committee so we can show the opposition the process and be as transparent as possible.” In the coming weeks, Chiarelli said he wants to meet with the opposition critics of the ministry to try and develop a working relationship. He said he is well suited to the post because the opposition trusts him. Chiarelli served on the board of Ottawa Hydro for six years. He also served on the board of The Independent Electricity System Operator, which he described as the heartbeat of the province’s electrical system.

“It’s a complex ministry,” Chiarelli said, adding he has to deal with supply, distribution and making sure residents have access to affordable electricity. “It’s very broad, we have to look at generation, conservation, distribution, nuclear refurbishment and expansion,” Chiarelli said. Joining Chiarelli in the cabinet will be Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi who was given the post as provincial Minister of Labour and Madeleine Meilleur, MPP for Ottawa Vanier will hang onto her post as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. “I think we have a good cabinet,” Chiarelli said. “We are set to get to work.”


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Corned beef dish makes for vitamin-packed meal Hearty mix of winter vegetables help make for perfect stay-at-home fare

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EMC lifestyle - Beef is a powerhouse of essential nutrients. It’s naturally rich in muscle-building protein and a rich source of iron for energy. Zinc helps us fight off infections while beef’s rich vitamin B12 content helps keep our brains in shape at any age. Vitamin D helps build strong teeth and bones and potassium helps protect bones from osteoporosis. This delicious and hearty family meal is perfect for a stay-at-home day. Corned beef brisket is gently simmered with spices and herbs then vegetables are added to the pot to cook. Everything is transferred to a roasting pan and the corned beef, carrots and rutabaga are brushed with a maple syrup and mustard

glaze and baked. Your home will be filled with a wondrous aroma and everyone will be asking when dinner will be served! Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: about two hours Servings: six Ingredients

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• 50 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup • 25 ml (2 tbsp) grainy mustard Preparation

In Dutch oven, place corned beef, quartered onions, garlic, bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns; cover with water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Peel and chop carrots, potatoes and rutabaga into bite-size pieces. Add to pot; simmer for 12 minutes. Remove meat to centre of three litre (13-by-9 inch) baking dish or shallow casserole. Using slotted spoon, remove vegetables and place around corned beef. Mix together maple syrup and mustard; brush over top of meat and on carrots and rutabaga. Bake in 190 C (375 F) oven for 20 minutes. Remove meat to cutting board and thinly slice; return to baking dish. Foodland Ontario

Ashbury College students Julia Davis on vocals and Michael Henley on piano performed the national anthem to kick off the Feb. 13 city council meeting. Davis, a Grade 12 student, has trained with Broadway’s best in New York and hopes to attend the University of Toronto’s theatre program next fall. Before that, she will play her final role as Fanny Brice in Ashbury’s production of Funny Girl. Henley, a Grade 11 student, studies with jazz pianist Mark Ferguson and trumpet player Craig Pedersen. He hopes to seek a bachelor’s degree in music.

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EMC news - A proposed anerobic digestor in the Greenbelt next to Blackburn Hamlet has residents worried about emissions and odours, and the organization that plans to operate the equipment isn’t taking questions. The digestor would be operated by Just Food, which has leased NCC land on Tauvette Street for a system that would break down kitchen scraps from nearby restaurants. Many residents at a recent public meeting were under

the impression that the digestor was an incinerator, said Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess. “There was some misinformation and misunderstanding about what this was about,” he said. The proposal is for an enclosed digestor. The digested materials produce methane gas, which the generator would burn – heating greenhouses on the property and selling the electricity produced back to the power grid. The digestor is being proposed under the feed-in-tariff program of the Ontario Power Authority.

The land is zoned for agricultural use, so the digestor meets that designation. However, the NCC can control if it renews the lease to use the land or not, and what is acceptable use of the land. The provincial power authority will approve or deny the FIT application. Bloess said that some Blackburn Hamlet residents still feel that the use is too industrial for the area, and want to see the Greenbelt preserved. Just Food is a local organization that wants to help support a sustainable food system for the city. The group already operates a farm and greenhouse system at the Tauvette property. Just Food’s excutive director Moe Garahan would not comment on the proposal to

media until the presentation provided at the Feb. 7 meeting in Blackburn Hamlet is ready to be distributed, which could be several weeks.

them there would only be one truck per day accessing the property. “Just Food indicated that this is a very preliminary

There was some misinformation and misunderstanding about what this was about. Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess

“It’s too complicated to explain in a sound bite,” she said. “Our only comment is that we’ll be able to (share content) as soon as we’re done putting it together.” Staff at Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely’s office said he is supportive of the project, as long as everything is in order for the proposal. They said Just Food told

stage in the process and there will be much more public consultation to come,” said Laura Dudas, the Blackburn Hamlet Community Association president. Dudas said Garahan was able to answer residents questions at the meeting, including concerns about odour, truck traffic, noise levels and the size of the physical diges-

tor itself. “Going forward, the issue will be in terms of continuing to raise questions as they come up,” Dudas said. “I’d be reluctant to say we’re in support or opposed because we’re in that grey area. I think there are a lot of ideas they need to address before we decide.” She also said residents who use the site for walking their dogs were concerned about accessibility after the digester would be built. Moving forward, the BHCA will continue to communicate with Just Food and relay the information via the community association website at www.blackburnhamlet.ca. “Any change has concerns to it; people are naturally suspicious,” Bloess said.

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EMC news - A Barrhaven native is changing his life one step at a time. Sebastian Bota, a former Barrhaven resident, plans to run from Ottawa to Vancouver in order to raise funds for cancer research. The Mother Teresa Catholic High School grad and current Glebe resident started training in late January for the run that is set to start on May 1. Bota has set an ambitious pace for

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himself. He plans to run 50 kilometres over 10 hours each day. “I figure if I run about 50 kilometres per day I should get in Vancouver on Aug. 31,” Bota said, adding he plans to carry enough food in his pack to get him from town to town. Bota, 29, has started training by skating on the canal and running with packs on his back to get used to working out carrying the weight. At the end of January he ran from Eagleson Road and Highway 417 to Strandherd Road and Woodroffe Drive with 10 pounds on his back in under two hours. When he leaves Ottawa, Bota will attempt to run 4,300 kilometres in 92 days. After high school, Bota said he ventured out to British Columbia to do some landscaping work. Now that

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Feeding the hungry City councillors and the mayor showed men at the Ottawa Mission some love by buying and serving lunch on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Here, Mayor Jim Watson pours juice for Colin M., who lives nearby and eats at the Sandy Hill shelter. The annual event was organized by Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli on behalf of the 19 councillors and the mayor, who covered the cost and helped serve the Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daythemed lunch. The Ottawa Mission serves an average of 1,240 meals and provides a warm place to sleep for 235 people.

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ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven www.sawoodroffe.org

The Redeemed Christian Church of God

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Ottawa to become first to designate ‘modern’ heritage Clutch of homes in mid-century neighbourhood to be protected Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Ottawa will be home to one of the first “modern” heritage districts in Canada. After studying the Briarcliffe neighbourhood since 2010, city heritage staff determined that the area, which features Jetson’s-like midcentury-modernist homes, is worthy of a formal designation that comes with increased protection for the area’s architecture. The neighbourhood was created as a co-op for scientists working at the nearby National Research Council in the 1960s. The clutch of 23 homes in a rocky area along the Ottawa River sprung up as the “young, fresh minds” who came to work at the NRC were looking for a space to live in harmony with the land – a modernist ideal, said Natalie Whidden, one of the Carleton University students involved in a 2010 study that informed the heritage designation project. “If Don Draper wanted to live in Ottawa, this is where he would live,” joked Whidden, referring to the iconic character from the stylized TV

program Mad Men, set in the 1960s. The push to designate the area picked up in earnest in December of 2011, when city council approved a bylaw preventing any alterations to or demolitions of buildings in Briarcliffe during the one-year heritage study. That move came just before a resident of the neighbourhood, Seema Narula Aurora, got the planning committee’s support for part of a plan to renovate her home and add a large garage for a boat. But an outcry from heritage conservation advocates led council to rethink the decision and put a stop on any changes to buildings in the area until a decision on the heritage district had been made. That home is the Duncan House (19 Kindle Crt.) – one of the most significant houses in the potential district, according to a city staff report. The house was built in 1966 and named for Thaddeus Duncan, one of the original four members of the Briarcliffe co-op. It was designed by Paul Schoeler and is considered an “excellent example of midcentury modern residential architecture in Ottawa,” that was trendy during the post-war pe-

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The unique modernist style of the homes in Briarcliffe, part of Rothwell Heights, will be recognized as possibly the first heritage district in Canada that protects a mid-century neighbourhood. riod, according to the report. Tim Tierney, city councillor for the ward, has said the issue is one of the most challenging he has dealt with since being elected in 2010. He told fellow councillors

that he received a “barrage” of emails the day before the council vote on 19 Kindle Crt., but in his opinion, addressing those concerns is the whole point of studying the heritage district.

Another east-end councillor, Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess, commented last year that moving forward with the designation meant councillors were being “sucked into the sham” going on in the heritage

world. The recommendation is based on an original study done by Carleton University masters of Canadian studies students in 2010 under the guidance of Victoria Angel.

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Whistler is a 5 month old, neutered male, Rex mix. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on December 20, 2012 but is now ready for adoption! Whistler is an active rabbit who enjoys daily exercise exploring his cage and would love the opportunity to free roam. He does enjoy chewing on things so keep all cords and important items out of his way! He is looking for a forever home where he will be allowed to exercise daily and will be provided with nutritious food, water, and a clean habitat!

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Do you pay close attention to your pet’s oral health? Do you brush your animal’s teeth regularly? Biologically, animal mouths are pretty similar to our own. Teeth are susceptible to tartar build-up and bacterial infections, with more serious infections potentially growing and damaging the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. In some more serious cases, infection can spread through the blood stream to other organs, sometimes resulting in deadly infections in the heart, kidneys and/or liver. Oral care is the most common element of pet health care that is overlooked. Why is oral care for your companion animal so important? Mainly because your pet may not show any obvious signs of dental disease until it is quite advanced, once the disease becomes painful or infected. At this stage, damage has already done and may be extremely costly to resolve. Research has estimated that just over two-thirds of all dogs and cats over 3 years of age have some form of periodontal or dental disease. Here are a few ways you can improve your pet’s oral health: Brush your animal’s teeth: Brushing your animal’s teeth with a specialized

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Justin Trudeau, who is currently campaigning for the federal Liberal leadership role, speaks at Darcy McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in OrlĂŠans on Feb. 11.

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EMC news - Some Liberal supporters waited over an hour to get a chance to see Liberal MP Justin Trudeau at an OrlĂŠans pub on Feb. 11. Trudeau, who is campaigning for leadership of the federal Liberal party, was at Darcy McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Centrum Boulevard to meet and speak with attendees. The venue quickly filled up, with people waiting in the lobby to get access to the pub. Trevor Padbury, 20, waited over half an hour to get into the section of the pub that Trudeau wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in, and even longer to see the Quebec MP said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not everyday I get to meet the future prime minister,â&#x20AC;? Padbury, a Liberal supporter.

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Chess club still going strong Enduring appeal of the game keeps members coming back

River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, quartier Rivière

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The lining work on the two sewers running under Highway 174 is complete. The 2.1m diameter sewer, west of the Montreal Road interchange near Jasmine Park was completed February 13, 2013. The 1.8m diameter sewer west of Orleans Boulevard overpass was completed on January 24, 2013. Both of these projects were completed on budget and ahead of schedule. These sewers were identified for accelerated lining under the renewal program launched last September. LRT ON ITS WAY: CONFEDERATION LINE PROJECT AGREEMENT FINALIZED On February 12, 2013, the City of Ottawa finalized the Project Agreement with Rideau Transit Group (“RTG”) to design, build, finance and maintain Ottawa’s new 12.5-kilometre Confederation Line Light Rail project as well as widen Highway 417 from Nicholas Street to Highway 174. This marks the commercial and financial close of the Confederation Line project and the beginning of the construction phase.

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David Anderson, left, makes a move during a game with Kanata Chess Club founder Jenny Belousov. The group meets Wednesday evenings at St. Martin de Porres School in Glen Cairn such a big part of my life.” The Kanata Chess Club participates in different activities throughout the year, playing other clubs and invit-

ing an international master once a year to dispense advice. The club meets at St. Martin de Porres School, 20

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Construction will begin this spring and will include the start of the widening of Highway 417 between Nicholas Street and Highway 174. Work will also begin at the Maintenance and Storage Facility on Belfast Road. RTG will continue to work on completing its designs, hire local sub-contractors and project staff and commence the work necessary to start excavation of the 2.5-kilometre tunnel under downtown Ottawa. The final project agreements related to the Confederation Line project are currently being prepared for posting on ottawa.ca. They will be made available this week to coincide with a ceremonial event between the City and Rideau Transit Group. KNOW A CYCLING ADVOCATE? NOMINATE THEM FOR THE BRUCE TIMMERMANS CYCLING AWARDS The City of Ottawa is seeking nominations for the annual Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards for individuals and organizations who demonstrate a genuine commitment to cycling in our community. Two awards are presented each year at the end of May recognizing outstanding contributions in the encouragement of cycling. One award is presented to an individual and the second to an organization.

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EMC News - The late politician, philosopher, scientist and general everyman Benjamin Franklin once remarked, “Life is a kind of chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events.” Certainly, the appeal of chess is as broad and diverse as those who enjoy playing it, as even in the modern world of constant electronic distractions the game maintains a strong foothold. A game of risk and strategy, chess represents one of the least athletic pursuits, but, to those who play, the stakes are no different than a game played on a field. Such games are played every Wednesday evening at St. Martin de Porres School in Glen Cairn during meetings of the Kanata Chess Club. Started nearly 12 years ago by Moscow-born Jenny Belousov, the club’s endurance is a testament to the game’s appeal and to the friendships made amongst members. Belousov, who has played since six-years-old, was seeking chess partners when she formed the club in 2001, shortly after emigrating from Israel. “I prefer to play with partners, rather than a computer,” said Belousov. “There are emotions involved.” The club has had many venues over the years, starting at the Glen Cairn Community Centre before moving on to several other locales. “This is the best location so far,” said Belousov of the school site, adding that the regulars to the club are a diverse mix of people. She added that, like all clubs, the sociability factor is a big thing, especially in the long, dark months of winter. Whole families have joined over the years, while others have used the friendly competition as a way of overcoming health issues. Games of concentration, such as chess, can also help seniors wanting to combat memory loss, said Belousov. Then there are those who just like to compete within their skill set. “I’ve been coming here about as long as they’ve been in existence,” said David Anderson, who credits the school for accommodating the club with free space. What’s the appeal in chess for Anderson? “It’s tricky,” he said. “There’s a lot to learn – after about three or four moves, you have to be alert, looking for opportunities. There can be a lot of deception in chess.” Belousov recalls the friends she met and travelled with while in a youth chess club in the Soviet Union. Her views on chess are much like Benjamin Franklin’s. “It is a lot like life,” Belousoz said. “The appeal is difficult to explain – it’s been

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Legion honours young contest winners Members urge more students to take part in annual event Michelle Nash

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EMC news - The Royal Canadian Legion announced the winners of its 2012 Remembrance Day poetry, essay and poster contest during a ceremony at the Eastview branch on Feb. 9. The Vanier legion handed out awards to local students in the black and white poster, coloured poster, essay and poem categories in four age groups: senior, intermediate, junior and primary. According to the members of the executive who reviewed the entries, deciding on the winners was incredibly difficult and in some cases came down to one tenth of a point. veteran judges

“The judges were all veterans,” said Rick Major, youth committee chairman. “They chose from the heart.” Colonel By Secondary School student Bo Yu Huang accepted three awards, the black and white poster, coloured poster and essay categories. She said she decided to participate because she felt it was important. “I didn’t really understand what Remembrance Day was

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Colonel By Secondary School student, Bo Yu Huang accepts three awards in the black and white poster, coloured poster and essay categories at the Eastview Legion’s awards ceremony on Feb. 9. and why it was important,” Huang said. “My essay was

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one person, because some of us may not know someone who was in the war. I wrote that it’s important to remember what our soldiers did for our country.” Shawn Taillon, the Ottawa district youth education officer, said Huang’s attitude is exactly what the legion hopes to foster through its annual contests. He added the legion was pleased to see so many families, teachers and students in attendance at the ceremony. appreciated

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category; • Genevieve Theberge, Redeemer Christian High School, first place in the intermediate essay category; • Stewart Travers, D. Aubrey Moodie, first place in the junior essay category; • Jasmine Rose Young, Frank Ryan Catholic School, third place in the intermediate black and white poster category; • Grace M-Brynaet, Knoxdale Public School, second place in the junior black and white poster category; • Linden Lukeassen, Lakeview Public School, third place in the primary black and white poster catergory; • Kim Bartnik, Sir Robert Borden High School, third place in the senior coloured poster category; • Enming Bill Liu, Greenbank Middle School, first place in the intermediate coloured poster category; • Afifa Inam, Bayshore Public School, second place in the junior coloured poster category; • Manaal Inam, Bayshore Public School, first place in the primary coloured poster category.

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legion’s main website, www. legion.ca. Westboro branch winners include: • Benjamin Wylie, D.Roy Kennedy Public School, second place in the junior poem category; • Melissa Wang Brophy, Notre Dame High School, first place in the intermediate black and white poster categor; • Erin Buckley, Woodroffe Public School, second place in the primary black and white poster category; • Felicia Mendicino, D. Roy Kenny, second place in the primary coloured poster category. Bells Corners branch winners include: • Samantha Adeli, Bell High Schoo, first place for the senior essay category; • Gabriel Chau, Sir Robert Borden High School, second place in the senior black and white poster category; • Chanel Hepworth, Frank Ryan Catholic Elementary School, third place in the intermediate essay category; • Samantha Lin, Knoxdale Public School, third place in the junior essay category; • Joseph Ferri, Redeemer Christian High School, first place in the senior poem

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: ottawawest@metroland.com The next series of prenatal classes, offered by Ottawa Public Health at the Ottawa Public Library, got underway on Feb. 2 at the Alta Vista branch. Five branches are offering these classes this winter: Alta Vista, Cumberland, Main, Nepean Centrepointe and Stittsville. A public health nurse will lead multiple three-session series to small groups that will cover Birth, Breastfeeding and Baby Basics. Online registration is required but programs are free to attend. Visit www. BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or contact InfoService at 613580-2940 or InfoService@ BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca for more information.

Feb. 21

IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet Feb. 21 at 1 p.m at the Ottawa Guide House, located at 453 Parkdale Ave. between Foster Street and Gladstone Avenue. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information,

please visit our website at iodewalterbaker.weebly.com or call Alia at 613-864-6779.

Feb. 23

OYP Theatre School and Orléans Older Players present Arsenic and Old Lace at the Richcraft Theatre in Shenkman Arts Centre at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and available by calling 613580-2764 or emailing www. oypts.ca.

Feb. 23 & March 2

In-person registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ray Friel Recreational Complex on Tenth Line Road for the Orleans Amateur Fastball Association 2013 season. Boys and girls ages five to 18 are welcome regardless of experience. The registration fee includes a team uniform, professional photo, skills event and wrap-up tournament. On-line registration and more information at www.oafa.org.

Feb. 24

Polished Brass, the next concert in the 2012-2013 MacKay Chamber Music Concert Series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at MacKay United Church. It will feature Karen Donnelly, principal trumpet in the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She will be joined by two of her NACO colleagues, Donald Renshaw, principal trombone, and Lawrence Vine, principal horn, and by pianist Frédéric Lacroix. Their performance will include the Hindemith Trumpet Sonata and music by Chabrier, Poulenc, Stojowski, Bozza, and Chopin. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students and are available at Books on Beechwood, through MacKay United Church and at the door. For information, call 613-749-8727, or visit mackayunitedchurch.com.

Feb. 25

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Salvation Army

Bethany Hope Centre at 820 Woodroffe Ave., on Feb. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be family friendly activities throughout the afternoon and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. The next edition of REACH Canada Brown Bag Lunch Series will focus on the topic of “the toxic workplace.” Katherine Williams, author of Workplace Bullying – A Survival Guide will discuss the phenomenon of workplace bullying. The event takes place on Feb. 25 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Enbridge Building located at 400 Coventry Rd. Admission is $10 for seniors and students, $20 general admission, $50 for social or health services agencies and $75 for government, corporate, or legal guests. For more information, call 613-236-6636 or email estherakinkugbe@ reach.ca

March 1

Divine Infant Parish at 6658 Bilberry Dr. hosts World Day of Prayer at 1:30 p.m. Each year the service is written by the women of a different country. This year the service has been written by France and the theme is I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me. This is a nondenominational prayer service and all are welcome.

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March 2

The Ottawa West Arts Association presents Metamorphosis from March 2 to May 3. Visit the gallery to view exciting new artworks from local artists and fill out a people’s choice ballot for your favorite artwork at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Rd., Stittsville. The gallery is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.owaa. ca.

March 6

If you have recently lost a partner, you may find cooking for one as an adjustment. The easy, delicious and healthy recipes demonstrated in Mike’s Kitchen will help you get back to taking care of yourself. Just bring yourself, everything else is provided. The group will meet weekly from March 6 to April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2112 Bel-Air Dr. The cost is $15 per week or $80 for all six weeks. Call 613-224-0526 to register.

March 15

Zumba fitness breast cancer fundraiser benefiting Breast Cancer Action - Ottawa from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at South Fallingbrook Community Centre, 998 Valin. Join a zumba fitness masterclass for just $10 in advance or $15 at the door). Ninety-minute

class with multiple instructors as well as raffles, silent auction items, and a limited stock of Zumbawear and accessories available with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Action-Ottawa. For more information and tickets, call 613-736-8422 or email info@bcaott.ca.

March 23

The Friends of the Farm are holding a used book drop-off for our Used Book Sale to be held in June. No magazines, encyclopaedias, or text books. The drop-odd is being held at Building 72 at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, east off the Prince of Wales Drive roundabout. For more information, call 613-230-3276, email info@ friendsofthefarm.ca or visit friendsofthefarm.ca.

April 25

The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre is holding its first seniors information fair and lunch, April 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Britannia. Tickets are $10 (including lunch) and can be purchased at the Olde Forge. Local business and service sector exhibitors will present products and information of value to seniors and persons with disabilities. For tickets and further information call The Olde Forge at 613829-9777 or email info@ oldeforge.ca.

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44. Concrete ingredient 45. Counterweights 47. Lower in esteem 48. Having the head uncovered 50. A way to plead 51. Henry __ Lodge, American politician 56. Before 57. Portable communicator 62. Marten having luxuriant dark brown fur 63. Game table fabric CLUES DOWN 1. Inability to coordinate muscular movement 2. Biden or Cheney 3. Farm state 4. Confined condition (abbr.) 5. Macaws 6. Space Center Houston 7. Alias 8. “Chevy Show” star initials

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Are you ready for surprises, Aries? If not, loosen up a little bit because there is a little excitement in store for you. It will come when you least expect it. You may need an extra dose of patience this week, Taurus. Some difficult tasks are ahead and you will be in charge of getting things back to normal. Gemini, though many things can induce stress, the infectious sound of children’s laughter will quickly take you out of a slump. Take some time to enjoy the simpler things in life.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

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!

9. A public promotion 10. More meretricious 11. Invests in little enterprises 12. Integrated circuit 13. Rednecks 14. Atomic #69 17. Legume hemp 19. Adam’s garden partner 20. The color of blood 21. Orange-red chalcedony 22. Units of land area 24. Green, sweet or Earl Grey 25. Any member of the family Hominidae 27. Received thrust (Geology) 28. Mexican treasury certificates 30. Ancient Egyptian king 31. Searches through 32. Silent actors 33. Biscuitlike tea pastry

Last week’s answers

Libra, someone you can trust will be by your side this week when you need the most support. He or she also can help with sorting through financial concerns. Scorpio, you may need to take a look at your finances and any things you can do to address any issues. Tweak things that have not been working as you had hoped. Sagittarius, make some concessions if it means keeping the peace around the house. Sometimes you have to simply sit back and let others be in the spotlight.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Cancer, some issues that require your attention arise at the office even though you may feel you have already devoted enough time to work responsibilities this week.

Capricorn, take a few moments to think about what you expect from a particular person and then develop a strategy that will bring you to that end. It sounds easy, but it will require effort.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

A memorable night is on the horizon, Leo. It may be Wednesday or Thursday, so plan to look your best on those days. Romance could be in the air as well.

Sometimes things last, but other times they fizzle away, Aquarius. You may not be able to predict the outcome of everything, but you can take steps to protect the things you want to save.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, before reacting to something this week, take a few deep breaths before saying or doing anything. This way you can be sure you are not engaging in a knee-jerk reaction.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Others will quickly figure out that there is no one quite like you, Pisces. You are a great friend to be around.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Mexican President Camacho 6. Egyptian statesman Anwar 11. March 17, 2013 14. Don’t know when yet 15. Russian country house 16. No longer is 18. E.g. club soda or fruit juice 21. Hindu holy man 23. Viverridae cat 25. Long sound diacritical mark 26. Yellow-fever mosquitos 28. Dead and rotting flesh 29. Those who are present 31. Royal Mail Service 34. Not in 35. Slope stability radar (abbr.) 36. Fast ballroom dance 39. A writ issued by authority of law 40. Lots

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