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Plan to stimulate job growth could be given green light in spring Steph Willems

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EMC news – The city wants to have an economic development pilot project for a stretch of Carling Avenue approved this spring, but exactly what form it will take is not yet set in stone. A much smaller project than the one slated for Orleans, the Carling Avenue pilot will look at stimulating job creation on the largely retail strip of roadway bracketed by Bayshore Drive and Pinecrest Road. The city is still collecting feedback on the best way to do that. Participants in a Feb. 20 open house held at Bayshore Public School posed a number of thoughtful questions to city representatives, against a backdrop of concerns that too much change could push people out of the community. “We’ve had a year’s worth of hard work on behalf of city staff,” said Bay Coun. Mark Taylor. “The work we need to do now is to determine what exactly the need is in this area? What is it that’s missing, and what do you want to see?” The city has mapped out the boundaries of the economic development initiative as being located north of Carling, from Maplehurst Avenue to Doane Street, and south of Carling from the Coliseum theatre property to Grenon Avenue. See BUSINESS, page 11

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Reaching new Heights Members of the Ottawa Fire Service’s Ladder 22 added some fun to the Michele Heights Winter Carnival, held at Michele Park on Feb. 23. Here, Maya, left, Natajah, Freedom, Jenna and Valerie join firefighters John Hill, back left, Chris Lavelle and Dave Muller for a tour of the station’s fire truck.

Library seeks cut of online book sales Laura Mueller

EMC news - The Ottawa Public Library wants to become the second library in Canada to let people buy – not just borrow – e-books. On Feb. 11, the library board endorsed a plan to partner with an e-book publisher to put a purchase button for ebooks on the library’s website catalogue. It’s a way for the library to earn revenue since the library would get a percentage of each sale that started with

the library’s website, which currently gets about 950,000 visits per month. “It’s a bit of a departure from our usual mode of service,” said Jennifer Stirling, the library’s manager of system-wide service and innovation. Customers already use the library to discover books they want to read, Stirling said. If an item isn’t in stock at the library, some people turn to e-book retailers or bookstores to purchase the item, but right now, the library receives no

benefit from serving as the conduit for that purchase. Launching a retail affiliate program, as it’s called, would enable the library to benefit financially from the role it already plays in helping people discover books, Stirling said. Library must still negotiate an agreement with publishers and vendors, so the amount of potential revenue is unknown. The library would likely receive between three and four per cent of sales that originate with customers clicking through from biblioottawali- That’s a firm number set by publishers, but it didn’t impress some board members. “We’re acting as a sales agent. We’re direct advertisers,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who sits on the board. “Four or five per cent is very low.” Stirling emphasized that the project is a pilot and it might provide insight that will help the Canadian Urban Library Council to negotiate a larger percentage jointly with other cities. See REVENUE, page 6



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Extracurricular activities to return to Ontario schools Secondary teachers vote to end job action Eddie Rwema

EMC news – Extracurricular activities are set to resume after the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation decided to end its political action.


Public board teachers have been protesting actions by the provincial government since Bill 115 was implemented last year. Last week, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation voted to end an action that involved a refusal to supervise extracurricular activities.




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The Feb. 22 announcement means that public high school students across the province will once again enjoy extracurricular activities. A statement posted on the federation’s website announced the provincial council of the federation voted to recommend to members to suspend their political action related to extra-curricular and voluntary activities. “We expect that this sign of good will from our members will prompt the government to have genuine discussions that can lead to a fair resolution to this current impasse,” Ken Coran, president of OSSTF said in a statement. “We still maintain that voluntary activities are just that: voluntary,” he said. “We encourage members to review recent information and decide if they are willing to return to participating in the activities we know they feel so passionately about.” Students across the province protested the loss of their extracurricular activities when teachers withdrew voluntary work after Bill 115 imposed a two-year wage freeze on teachers’ salaries. Premier Kathleen Wynne said she was happy to hear the results of the vote by OSSTF members. “I’m so glad that teachers, support staff and students across the province will once

again enjoy the extracurricular activities and programs that mean so much to them,” Wynne said in a statement. “For the past few weeks, my team and I have been meeting with our partners in the public sector and engaging in positive, frank and collaborative discussions about our shared priorities.” The move by the high school teachers’ union puts pressure on the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. However, elementary teachers’ union president Sam Hammond said he doesn’t feel any pressure, given that the two situations are different. Hammond said his union’s meetings with the province will continue, and that its executive will “review the situation, the progress at the table and take a lot of things into account” next Wednesday and Thursday, before making any decision on extracurricular activities, which is expected by March 1. “We are going to make our own decisions, based on our own situation with the government, on how we are going to move forward,” he said. Earlier, Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, said he was confident the government can resolve some of the outstanding challenges. With files from Torstar Wires


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Legion goes country to help heart institute Area musicians lend time, voices at fifth-annual Westboro event Steph Willems

EMC news - The Ottawa Valley’s biggest country acts were out in force at the Westboro Legion on Sunday, Feb. 25, as the branch hosted its From the Heart, For the Heart fundraiser in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. A total of 12 acts took to the stage to help raise money for the foundation, while a 50/50 raffle helped raise additional funds. The event also served to promote the appreciation of the country music scene in the Ottawa Valley. This is the fifth year for the event, said organizer and performer Lorne Daley, who made sure the seats at the legion were packed with people. “All the entertainers volunteer their time,� said Daley. Many had come a considerable distance to perform at the event. The boisterous, jovial crowd and live music gave attendees a taste of the Valley’s country music’s heyday, while the performers were not bashful about sharing choice stories from the past. The foundation’s manager of special events, Christina Bova, expressed her thanks to the event’s performers and participants, adding she is continually amazed at the wide range of events organized by individuals and organizations in Ottawa to support

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Good friends, good music: members of the Ottawa Valley country music scene were out in force at the Westboro Legion on Sunday, Feb. 25 during their annual From The Heart, For The Heart fundraiser in support of the Ottawa Heart FounChristina Bova, special dation. The musicians donated their time and effort in helping out the good cause. From left, musicians Freddie Dixon, events manager for the Christie McCann, organizer Lorne Daley, and Peter Dawson. Ottawa Heart Foundation, speaks at the Westboro Legion on Feb. 24. the heart institute. “It brings awareness to what we do, as well as (heartrelated) illnesses and how to treat them,� said Bova, who mentioned that money raised for the foundation goes to those “in the greatest need.� In addition to helping those assisted by the heart institute, community events like From the Heart, For the Heart provides encouragement and moral support to staff members. “When we see people putting so much work into events like this, we feel so proud,� said Bova. Previously, another country music-themed fundraiser in support of the Heart Institute (also organized by Daley) was held in Carleton Place on Feb. 3.


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Plaque to honour Irish immigrants’ contribution to canal construction Michelle Nash

EMC news - After years of work to get recognition for the sacrifices of Irish workers who helped build the Rideau Canal, a celebration to mark the official commemoration will feature fun, laughter and good old fashion tune or two. The Irish Society of the National Capital Region and the Ottawa and District Labour Council are sponsoring the event full of music and poetry to help mark the very special moment for Irish descendants, who will receive two plaques commemorating their contribution to the building of the Rideau Canal on March 14 at St. Brigid’s Centre. “It may sound corny, but a lot of us sort of appreciate if we close our eyes on that day, we will all feel those workers looking down on us saying ‘thank you,’” said Sean McKenny, president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council. The Rideau Canal was built between 1826 and 1832, with thousands of immigrants, in-

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Sean McKenny, front left, Bill Tobin, Kevin Dooley, back left, Robin Etherington and Bryan Daly were among those dedicated to seeing the Irish workers who helped built the Rideau Canal honoured for their sacrifices. A celebration is planned in Lowertown for March 14 to mark the official recognition. cluding many from Ireland and France, laying the foundations of the world-famous waterway. It is estimated more than 1,000 workers died of malaria during the construction of the canal. In 2006, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was asked by an ad-

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Local Irish musician and author Kevin Dooley worked with the committee. After years of trying to make the case the Irish workers’ contribution with no avail, Dooley is happy this day is finally drawing near. “Our group did the work and it was rejected twice but what I think happened was the public’s opinion changed,” Dooley said. “There is a bigger picture, the canal is a living part of our culture and you can’t mess with the canal and with that we found with that was people started to catch on that this cause of ours was important. Our catch phrase was that this country was built on blood, sweat and tears it was hard but they built it something and I think that once the heritage committee saw there was interest they began to change their minds.” On Nov. 2, 2012, Parks Canada officially announced it would formally recognize the construction workers who built the canal. McKenney credits Dooley as one of the individuals who made this upcoming event possible. “A lot of people have done a lot of work to make this happen, but if it weren’t for Kevin I don’t think we would have ensure that forever more the workers will be recognized for their work,” McKenney said. Two plaques will be placed along the canal: one located at Jones Falls in Elgin, Ont., and one located at the Corktown footbridge in Ottawa. The plaques will be large with two interpretive panels that will tell the story of how the canal was built in both official languages. The evening’s celebration on March 14 will be part of the annual Irish Festival and will welcome the mayor and representatives from Parks Canada and the Irish Embassy. Doors open at 7 p.m. with finger food to be provided by the organizers. A cash bar will be available.


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Buses normally relegated to the Transitway are seen inching through Hintonburg following the shutdown of roadways in the vicinity of Bayview Station on Feb. 19. A suspicious package found at Tom Brown Arena led to the emergency measures.

Bayview bomb scare snarls traffic Transitway buses routed through Hintonburg during investigation Steph Willems

EMC news – The investigation of a suspicious package at the Tom Brown Arena led to a miserable trip home for thousands of westbound commuters on Feb. 19. The subsequent late afternoon closure of both Scott Street and the Transitway in the vicinity of Bayview Station caused vehicle and bus traffic to be funneled down Somerset Street and Wellington Street West between Lebreton Station and Tunney’s Pasture. O-Train service was also suspended at Bayview. The sudden re-routing, coupled with the onset of rush hour and a ill-timed snowstorm, led to hours of gridlock in the affected areas and made for the unusual sight of numerous suburban route double-decker OC Transpo buses inching though the centre of Hintonburg. As Bayview Street was also closed between Scott and Wellington, some confused motorists could be seen driving their vehicles through the non-vehicular intersection of Somerset and Wellington. That intersection has been closed for years, though several vehicles were able to squeeze through the gap in the barriers in order to continue heading west. One man walking east over the Somerset Street Bridge said he had just “escaped” an OC Transpo bus after sitting nearly idle for an hour, and was planning to “save time” by walking to Bank Street.. A police established a perimeter around Tom Brown Arena following the 2 p.m. call regarding suspected explosives left in a gym bag. Officers could also be seen stationed underneath the loading ramp behind the City Centre building. In addition to manning the cordon, officers were kept busy managing traffic

flow. Ottawa police lifted the road closures after announcing the resolution of the situation. “It is believed that the contents of the package were

pyrotechnics or energy type devices and have been successfully detonated by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) team,” police said in a statement issued later

that day. Despite the re-opening of roads and the Transitway, the backlog of vehicles and buses continued to create higher than normal traffic in the area for some time after.

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Protecting the Integrity of Canadian Citizenship Canada prides itself as being one of the world’s top destinations for motivated, hardworking, skilled immigrants. Our country will always be open to those who want to come here, make a positive difference and help create a stronger, more vibrant Canada. Our generosity and kindness are two of the qualities that make Canada such a sought-after location for potential newcomers Yet these qualities also make us a target for those who would seek to abuse our system. Earlier this month, it was discovered that a person holding both Canadian and Lebanese citizenship was responsible for the bombing of a Bulgarian bus last summer. This demonstrates that terrorism remains a real threat to Canada and the world. Even more so, this tragedy demands that our Government respond to those who use Canadian citizenship as a means to commit such heinous acts.

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Blast from past takes over city hall Hintonburg resident Stephanie Poujade, who is currently an intern at the Bytowne Museum, joined museum staffer Sandy Trueman of Manotick and her husband, Cam Trueman, to promote the museum during Heritage Day at city hall on Feb. 19. Heritage Day is a nationwide celebration that encourages citizens to explore local heritage, get involved with advocacy groups and visit museums, archives and architectural landmarks.

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Recently, my colleague Devinder Shory, the MP representing Calgary Northeast, tabled a private member’s bill that would see any dual citizen stripped of their Canadian citizenship if they commit an act of war against our country. Our Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is working with MP Shory to amend the bill to include the revocation of Canadian citizenship from dual citizens convicted of any terrorist act. This policy development is our Government’s latest step in maintaining the integrity of Canadian citizenship.

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We have also introduced the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, legislation which will crack down on non-citizen criminals in Canada and remove barriers for legitimate immigration. This piece of legislation takes aim at criminals like Patrick de Florimonte, who was convicted of multiple assaults with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and multiple drugrelated offences in Canada. Ordered to leave in 2007, he remained here in Canada until 2012, making a mockery of our justice system. Canada is a country which welcomes determination, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are not a country that will tolerate abuse of our good nature and generous immigration system. That is why our Government will continue to create policy that protects the integrity of Canadian citizenship and punishes those who try to take advantage of our kindness, while at the same time removing barriers for legitimate newcomers to Canada. Pierre Poilievre MP Nepean-Carleton


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But there is another benefit for the library. Publishers are extremely reluctant to sell e-book licenses to libraries because it cuts into profits, so libraries like Ottawa’s cannot offer many bestsellers in e-book form, Stirling said. In some cases, publishers only make a small percentage of their e-books available for licensing by libraries – or none at all. Ottawa’s library hopes partnering through an affiliate program will make publishers more open to providing e-book licenses. “The public doesn’t understand the challenge we face with digital (materials),” said Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, the chairwoman of the library board. “Publishers are so threatened because we are a public library and don’t charge … so they are just not making (e-books) available to us.” Toronto is also planning to implement a “Buy Now” program over the next few months, said spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins. The Toronto Public Library’s website receives 1.6 million visits per month. Leveraging those visits could provide new revenue and give library customers access to more materials while still allowing them to support their library, says a Toronto library board report from last June.


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Agriculture museum readies new programming space Steph Willems


The Canadian Agriculture Museum has expanded its programming to include new labs and a lecture hall. The museum’s annual Easter programming begins on March 29. R0011915717_0221

EMC news - Spring is right around the corner - at least according to the calendar – and the Canada Agriculture Museum is looking forward to inviting the public into a new yearround programming space. Until now, the museum, located in the Central Experimental Farm, had to forgo winter activities due to the lack of heated indoor space, but the recent renovation of a heritage building has changed that. The museum’s new Learning Centre is scheduled to open on May 4, and will allow organizers to offer new activities and programs. “Right now the exhibition spaces are closed for winter,” said spokeswoman Kelly Ray. “With this new building we will be offering programming year-round.” The extensive renovation also added modern plumbing

and heat, while leaving the appearance of the building’s exterior relatively unchanged. The original flooring and sturdy wooden beams also remained. “The renovated heritage building … used to be an old mechanics shop,” said Ray. “We’ve gutted it and added space to the second floor that allows for a 100-seat lecture hall and three learning labs.” Originally constructed in 1930, the building’s new purpose will open up the farm to more visitors looking explore the country’s agricultural roots through museum programming. The inaugural exhibition

in the new Learning Centre will be one that holds a distinct appeal to children. Titled A Piece of Cake, the exhibit invites children and adults alike to learn exactly what goes into baking a simple apple cake. By focusing on how each ingredient in the cake is created, farmed and processed, visitors will gain knowledge of the food chain and will likely appreciate the existence of their neighbourhood grocery store a little more. Other annual events are scheduled to return, starting next month. The museum kicks off its 2013 programming schedule with its Barnyard Break, running from March 2 to 17, while Easter at the Farm runs March 29 to April 1. R0011891969 0207

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Voters deserve chance to weigh in on Wynne


remier Kathleen Wynne came to town last week, offering Ottawans their first chance to take the measure of Ontario’s new leader. That first impression may be important, as the province may very well have an election on its hands this spring, something that should be embraced, albeit grudgingly, by the electorate. Why embraced? It comes down to the fact Wynne is looking to take Ontario in

a fundamentally different direction from the one we were following under Dalton McGuinty, despite the claims made by Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservatives to the contrary. That fact alone means voters need the opportunity to approve a new mandate. McGuinty, while he focused on deficit reduction to a certain extent following his 2011 election victory, spent much time looking to implement and expand programs

such as full-day kindergarten. He will also be remembered as the premier who introduced the feed-in tariff program, harmonized the provincial sales tax and gave a 30 per cent rebate to postsecondary students. He was a premier focused on programs and ways the province could help out its citizens. Wynne, based on the speech from the throne delivered on Feb. 19, is looking to focus the province’s efforts on “fiscal responsibil-

ity, economic growth and increased employment.� In practice, this doesn’t need to be a drastic departure from what came before: FIT was designed to boost the economy, helping students can lead to more jobs and freezing teachers salaries is one way of taking fiscal responsibility. But the premier undoubtedly brings her own ideas to her new office and those ideas deserve to be vetted by voters, who should have the

chance to compare Wynne’s plan with those being offered by both the PCs and the New Democratic Party. We’ll have a much better idea of what the Liberals are all about under Wynne in the coming weeks when the budget is presented at Queen’s Park. It should provide a detailed account of how her government plans to reach its new goals. Andrea Horwath’s NDP has pledged to support the minority Liberals on the speech from the throne, so

Wynne will survive to table the budget. It’s better that we head to the polls sooner than later, as the province is facing a number of challenges that really can’t wait to be addressed: the decline of manufacturing and the transition of the wider economy, deteriorating infrastructure, rising health care costs, all under the shadow of a massive deficit and ballooning debt. It would be much better for voters to choose from among the latest visions for Ontario’s future, rather than be stuck with a new path chosen by Liberal party faithful.


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hose were wonderful scandals coming out of the Senate, with people allegedly claiming expenses they didn’t deserve because they didn’t live where they said they did, and so on. For a while, there was the faint hope that the thing would finally be abolished, but for various reasons too constitutional to mention, that is very unlikely to happen. Too bad, as it would free up a beautiful piece of real estate in the heart of downtown. Still, it is pleasant, although maybe not too realistic, to consider alternate uses for the Senate chamber, once the Senators have made their deliberate move to the exit. Many years ago I proposed in print that the Senate chamber would make an excellent basketball court. The dimensions are about right, there is parking nearby, plenty of security and the visitors’ gallery has lots of good seats. You might ask, why basketball, when hockey is our national sport? That’s a good question. The difficulty is that the dimensions of a hockey rink are too large for the space available. Further, the taxpayer might balk at installing ice-making machinery in Centre Block. Finally, where would they put the Zamboni? For these reasons, basketball made more sense. However, the proposal was somehow not seized upon by public officials. Also there was a complete lack of public excitement and eventually, Scotiabank Place was built. Too bad, because it would have made a nice basketball court and years of embarrassing scandal could have been avoided. So we move on. What other uses could be made of the space now occupied by the Senate?

Well, what about the National Portrait Gallery? You’ll remember that it was once intended to move into the old United States embassy building across from Parliament Hill, then the government changed and the museum faded from sight. We could use a good portrait gallery. The Senate would have lots of space for it, because remember there is more to the Senate than just the chamber. Once the Senate is abolished, all those senators’ offices will be vacant, along with the Senate committee rooms and the place where the senators store their overcoats and shuffleboard equipment. Acres and acres of portraits could go in there. Some of them could even be of senators. The ones who live in Ottawa should not be hard to find to take their pictures. Even some ones who don’t officially live in Ottawa might, unaccountably, be close by. For the generations yet unborn, we would want a permanent photographic record of those who graced the institution and explaination of what they did. Some might oppose putting the Portrait Gallery in the Senate on the grounds that our need for historical portraiture will be covered in the conversion of the Museum of Civilization to the Canadian Museum of History. So other possible uses need to be explored. The suggestion that the Senate be turned into a downtown casino will not be dignified with a reply. However, there is nothing to stop the Senate from becoming what most of Canada is becoming – a condominium. Some of those offices suites could make nice apartments, once they are thoroughly cleaned to get rid of the smell of pork. The Senate chamber could be made into a party room, instead of a political party room. The idea certainly has merit, since having more people live downtown has long been one of the city’s goals. It could help put more people onto Sparks Street, as the condo owners emerge from Parliament Hill in search of somewhere to party, or at least get a sausage. The big lawn would be an attraction, the view is very nice. All that needs to be done is to get the neighbours in the House of Commons to keep it down.

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Good health starts with a good night’s sleep


y husband and I are like police when it comes to maintaining bedtimes. Our kids are out the door for school at 7:25 a.m. In order to get the rest they need, it’s lights out at 7:30 every night. The baby tends to be in bed by 6 p.m. Some people think I’m crazy. How can you possibly get the kids to go to sleep that early? In my opinion, sleeping is the kids’ responsibilities. My job is to exercise them, feed them, read with them and yell lights out in my serious mom voice when the clock strikes half-past seven. As a recent feature in the

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse Globe and Mail highlighted, there is much evidence to suggest sleep is imperative to good health. Despite this, reports Erin Anderssen, a combination of urbanization, technological interruptions and the glorification of busy seem to have relegated a good night’s sleep to the sidelines. And while many of us make

the connection between nutritious food, exercise and good health, sleep doesn’t often find its way into the same conversation. Anderssen cites a number of studies that link lack of sleep to everything from obesity to depression to attention deficit disorder. And of course, the negative effects

of sleep deprivation have also been well documented elsewhere. But if one is in the habit of getting only fragmented and irregular sleep, how can you make a change? I’m not a health expert, but the preservation of sleep has made me a keen observer of the things that tend to help or hinder slumber. It’s no secret that light blocks the production of melatonin – the sleep drug – so technology has a huge impact both on getting kids to sleep and keeping them there. Most evenings our kids have zero screen time, but we’re far from the norm. Statistics suggest that up to half of children in the

United States have TV sets in their bedrooms – nevermind those that are playing with smartphones, portable video game consoles and tablets in their beds. Fresh air and exercise are key elements to good sleep. We like the kids to run around for at least an hour in the late afternoon. Too much indoor time and they have a lot more trouble settling. Finally, I find the kids don’t fall asleep unless it’s been at least two hours since their evening meal. This last “rule” is probably the most difficult for working families to implement. Admittedly, we eat supper at 5:30 p.m. daily

– at least that’s the goal. If we miss the mark, it’s guaranteed to be a regular party at bedtime, with sleep the last thing on their minds. If I watch the clock, I note they nod off precisely at that two hour mark. There are many in my social and family circles that consider me a fanatic when it comes to good sleep. But the fact is, getting the kids to bed at the same time each day is not only good for their health, it’s good for mine too. If I can count on them bedding down routinely, I can have “grownup time” every night. That means more time for reading books, talking to my husband, catching up with friends or catching up on work – although admittedly, I don’t like working on a computer in the evening – it has a negative effect on my sleep.

Wynne promises support for science, tech in Ottawa Eddie Rwema and Sydney Steele

EMC news - Job creation in Ottawa was front and centre at a business roundtable hosted by Premier Kathleen Wynne on Feb. 22, in her first official trip outside Queen’s Park since being sworn in. Wynne chose to hold the roundtable at Ross Video, a video production company in the west end of Ottawa to emphasize the need to support research and innovation. The premier met with several business leaders, calling for their support in creating more jobs in the Ottawa area. She said her government will continue to support research and innovation, building an environment that will reinforce Ontario’s position to attract companies seeking a smart and skilled workforce. “It is our collective goal to be a government that creates the conditions for jobs to be created by private enterprises,” Wynne said. But the premier refused to commit her government to a boost in spending on science and technology in the coming provincial budget. Research and development are crucial in unleashing creativity in the province, she said. “Ontario is already a powerhouse in information communications technology (ICT), and we need the expertise and insight of this sector to help us to advance innovation and create new opportunities for the people of Ontario,” she said. There are more than 18,000 innovative ICT companies operating in Ontario, according to a release from the premier’s office. The sector is said to be creating more than 270,000 jobs and contributing more than$28 billion to the province’s gross domestic prod-

uct. David Ross, chief executive officer of Ross Video, said the province needs companies like his that are growing, stable, with high technology and creating manufacturing jobs for Ontarians. “She has an interesting challenge trying to balance a budget deficit with trying to stimulate growth at the same time,” Ross said. Mayor Jim Watson said having the premier make her first visit to Ottawa sends a signal that she understands Ottawa is the second largest economy in the province.

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“We wanted to make sure that we get her to spend as much time (as possible) understanding our issues and working with us on everything from light rail, environmental cleanups to economic development,” said Watson. He said the premier was briefed on the importance of the size of the technology economy in Ottawa. “People think technology is bigger in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are in fact much larger than they are

when it comes to technology and (the) number of companies,” he said. Recent and continuing federal job cuts are said to be hurting Ottawa’s economy, and the mayor thinks something must be done to fill those voids. “At the end of the day, we want to make sure that we have the jobs to keep people here especially young people who are graduating from colleges and universities,” said Watson.


Premier Kathleen Wynne right, speaks at a news conference on Feb. 22 shortly after holding a jobs roundtable hosted by Ross Video. Local MPPs Bob Chiarelli, Yasir Naqvi, Madeleine Meilleur and Phil McNeely also attended the meeting.


Wynne said she was hopeful she can work with the opposition to pass the spring budget so as to avoid an election. “My sincere hope is that we will be able to put together a budget that occupies the middle ground and will allow the opposition parties to support us,” she said. “I know we have challenges. I am not going to be naïve to the challenges that we face, but at the same time I believe that we do have an opportunity here as the minority government to capture the desires of the province and have the opposition work with us.” The premier added that she would continue to work with the opposition, to the degree that they are willing, to make sure they capture the best ideas for the province. “If the opposition is not willing to work with us and if they want to trigger an election then we are fully prepared to go into an election,” said Wynne. “I don’t think anybody wants an election. We’ll do our best to bring in a budget that will pass and hope that Hudak and Horwath will work with us.”



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Gardens grow as Better Neighbourhoods grant winners Laura Mueller

EMC news - Four groups hit the jackpot last week when the city announced it would give them up to $30,000 each towards small-scale projects to improve their communities. Brewer Park Community Garden, Leslie Park Community Association, Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre and Vanier Community Association were selected from 41 applications for the first round of the Better Neighbourhoods program. The aim is to tackle small projects that improve the quality of life in urban and suburban communities. A fringe benefit is improving the working relationship between the city’s bureaucracy and politicians and community groups. The four groups were selected on the following criteria: strong volunteer commitment, innovation and the potential benefits for a wide range of residents in the neighbourhood. For more information about the Better Neighbourhoods program, which will return in 2014, and the city’s Neighbourhood Connection office that oversees the program, visit and sign up for the e-newsletter. BREWER PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN

The community-driven garden in Old Ottawa South started last summer with a waiting list twice as long as the number of plots available. The non-profit group told the Old Ottawa South Community Association last month that it hopes to add another 30 raised beds to the existing 28. Ten of the existing plots are allocated for children to learn about where their food comes

from by growing it themselves, and five plots are set aside for people in need. “We are committed to providing a growing space for individuals, families, and the local community including a children’s garden and a space to grow food for those in need, based on sustainable organic gardening practices with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides,” reads the presentation given by Michael Oster and Danielle Cantin, who organize the garden, New this year, the group hoped to start up a biodome with the help of the city’s Better Neighbourhoods program. The raised garden bed covered in a dome would also feature a fish tank that would send nutrient-rich water into the soil. It’s a temporary structure first developed in the 1980s as a way to grow food year-round with a minimal amount of water. Brewer Park’s proposed biodome would be about five metres in diameter and about 2.5 m tall. The structure would enable the group to showcase different ways of growing food and provide educational opportunities delivered by community members. There are plans to partner with architecture and environmental studies students from Carleton University and Algonquin College to help design and build the biodome. KANATA CHINESE SENIORS CENTRE

When older Chinese immigrants move to Canada, their affection for gardening can translate into a backyard full of crops – sometimes to the chagrin of their families, joked Wen Jean Ho, head of the Kanata Chinese Seniors Centre. Ho started the outreach se-


Organizers hope to expand the Brewer Park Community Garden this year thanks to funding and a yearlong partnership with the city through its new Better Neighbourhoods program. It was one of four recipients announced as winners last week. niors “centre” as an outreach program in 2011 (it doesn’t have a home base and sets up programs at community centres), and participants have been clamoring for a way to channel their energy and knowledge of food production, she said. A community garden led by the Chinese seniors groups would provide them an outlet for their passion and knowledge of farming, and a way to pass that expertise onto the wider community, Ho said. She hopes that some of the produce can be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard. No location for the garden has been identified yet. The second idea will give Ottawans a chance to have a cultural and culinary experience that’s new to Ottawa. Ho hopes to organize an Asian night market – a one-time event featuring a range of booths selling crafts, gifts,

cloths and snack foods, not to mention performances. “It really has an Asian touch,” Ho said. “You’ll find things that you wouldn’t find in a regular store. It’s something that’s more exotic.” VANIER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

For Vanier, the real win is a chance to build a strong working relationship with city officials. “It’s not just a grant, it’s a partnership,” said Mike Bulthuis, president of the association. “It’s huge, really. It’s the biggest grant we’ve received so far.” The group is hoping to look at initiatives that will revitalize Montreal Road and bring more patrons to the business district. Ideas include a local wayfinding sign program, community bulletin boards and resident-

Scott said that in the interests of beautification there has been talk of the formation of a business improvement area to levy owners for this purpose, despite the fact the number of businesses is far below what is generally served by a BIA. What types of businesses and services are required would depend on the community’s need, while the future relocation of National Defence staff to the nearby former Nortel campus adds to the likelihood of new consumers either living in the area or at least shopping in it. Some residents were overheard stating “We don’t want to be Westboro,” while others stated the exact opposite. One business owner hoped to see a “complete makeover”

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of the area. Bells Corners BIA executive director Alex Lewis was in attendance at the meeting, and spoke from experience as he attempted to ease their fears. “You’re not going to become Westboro,” said Lewis. “You’re going to become something unique to yourselves.” Taylor described the strip’s location as “a pretty compelling space” for prospective businesses, due to its location near the Queenway, the Ottawa River, and the inherent development potential. Feedback collected at the meeting and though Taylor’s office will be considered as the city looks to move ahead with the project by spring.

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Those properties contain large amounts of excess land used mainly for parking, even though current zoning would permit higher densities. Both city representatives and local residents see this unused space as an opportunity to create new amenities and services for the neighbourhood, while creating new jobs to benefit residents, especially local youth. “There are gaps in the kind of shops and services available in that area,” said Taylor. “Many people need walkable resources available to them. There are also a lot of people who want to have jobs – starter and second-tier jobs … (With this project) we want to avoid simply repatriating funds and want to create a net generation of jobs.” City economic development officer Ian Scott outlined the limited options available to the city in creating economic incentives for business growth, coming

back to the assertion that “tax increment financing” was the best way to go. With that model, businesses wanting to expand physically would only pay taxes on the original floor space over a pre-determined period of time, bringing the business owner cost savings while the city’s revenue remains the same. The time frame would likely be a span of 10 years. “Hopefully it’s enough of an incentive to property owners to make investments (in their business),” said Scott, outlining a number of concerns expressed at previous open houses. “The market is price-sensitive, so there was some nervousness about that. There’s a concern the investment would be reflected ion the costs of goods and services. Businesses (in this area) would also like to see streetscape improvements. Currently there is a lack of distinctive character, with no (neighbourhood) name or brand.”


Snedden, manager of the Neighbourhood Connection office, the Leslie Park community is hoping to revitalize and make better use of a pathway that traverses the community east of Costello that connects to the schoolyard at St. John the Apostle Catholic School, which has four play structures, a baseball diamond and a large field. The path crosses Graham Creek via a pedestrian bridge. “They want to promote quality space to enhance the neighbourhood,” Snedden said. The path enhancements would also address safety concerns, Snedden said. There have been concerns about squatters using the space in the past. The EMC was not able to connect with representatives from the Leslie Park Community Association before press time to get more details on the proposal.


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produced maps showing the business and community amenities of the area. “We want to look at how we enhance the area,” Bulthuis said. “How do we contribute to a greater sense of vitality on the streets?” That could include planning activities along the street, too, he said. Another part of that will be looking at ways to make Vanier more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists. That could mean putting up signs on preferred cycling routes or other initiatives that make create a safe, welcoming environment for active transportation. “We love how close everything is in this community and we want to celebrate that,” Bulthuis said.



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Public comments spark Greenbelt plan changes NCC’s final vision for area could be implemented as early as 2014 Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Thanks to comments from residents the NCC will be hanging onto Greenbelt land near the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The latest details of the NCC’s vision for the Greenbelt were unveiled at a public meeting at the Nepean Sportsplex on Feb. 19. The Greenbelt master plan – which is set to go before the crown corporation’s board in the spring – will also see Pinhey Forest designated as natural area. Pinhey Forest, which lines the west side of Woodroffe Avenue to Black Rapids Creek, will be designated a core natural area and have its existing footprint protected from development. “We listened to the concerns of residents who really wanted to see that space kept,” Lalonde said, adding there is land to the south of Baseline Road available if the hospital chooses to expand in the future. Other changes to the westend portion of the Greenbelt include an amendment to the Nepean National Equestrian Park to allow for the proposal submitted by the Wesley Clover Foundation. The Greenbelt Research Farm, a federally-owned facility on Woodroffe Avenue across from the Sportsplex, will its footprint. Lalonde said it was slated for expansion in the 1996 master plan, but with the new

focus on capital recreation, natural environment and agriculture, the NCC is trying to get away from using Greenbelt land for federal buildings. The study of a master plan for the 20,000-hectare expanse of land started in 2008, then moved to a series of consultations that looked at land uses, potential additions and conservation. If the plan is approved by the commission’s board, it would be implemented between 2014 and 2067. “We wanted to make the Greenbelt more relevant,” Lalonde said. “We wanted to give it a clearer identity and roles.” Lalonde said core natural areas like Shirley’s Bay, Pine Grove and Mer Bleue make up 40 per cent of the Greenbelt. Agricultural lands make up another 29 per cent. “The natural environment is a priority,” Lalonde said, adding they are also looking at sustainable agriculture practices and links to bring together the different sectors of the Greenbelt. Due to a lack of interest from private landowners, planned additions to Mer Bleue, Shirleys Bay, Carlsbad Springs and the airport will likely not happen, Lalonde said. But Green’s Creek will remain a core natural area. Lori Thornton, acting chief of planning for the NCC, said just because private landowners didn’t want to surrender their land to the Greenbelt, it doesn’t mean they aren’t

watching over the wildlife. SOUTH OTTAWA

The NCC is also designating 1,300 hectares of land at the airport as buildable in exchange for a lease from the Ottawa Macdonald Airport Authority on 169 hectares of land south of the airport to link to the Leitrim Wetlands. The lease would be renewable until 2057. “It was hard to come up with an agreement,” Thornton said. “Our objectives were different. The airport authority’s focus is making it an economic centre, while we are working to protect the environment.” Thornton said that while the land is no longer Greenbelt, it’s unlikely the airport authority will heavily develop the area. “We will focus on the wetlands and entrance features around the Airport Parkway,” she said. One resident said she would like to see the NCC replace the total amount of land lost through the deal. ORLEANS

“We got a sense that people just didn’t want another level of government on their land,” Thornton said. “That doesn’t mean they aren’t aware of the environment on those lands and being stewards.” she said. Lalonde said studying the best natural linkages to the core natural areas will be ongoing. “We will study an existing quarry near the RCMP headquarters in the east end for possible rehabilitation,” Lalonde said. “It would provide a good link but we don’t


The NCC has been studying the Greenbelt across the city, including land surrounding Bells Corners, shown above. know yet if it’s a possibility.” Lalonde also said the Cleroux Farm near the Blackburn Bypass would be protected to provide space for sustainable architecture. KANATA

In Kanata, land on Eagleson Road near Stoney Swamp is similarly flagged for sustainable agriculture projects. Peter Ruiter, a dairy farmer in Ottawa that leases land from the NCC, said he was concerned the sustainable agriculture focus will result in more regulations for his farm. Ruiter lost $100,000 this year because of the dry summer. He also replaced a barn

on the property a few years ago but said the next generation likely won’t want to invest on leased land. There are currently 70 crop farmers leasing land from the NCC, as well as three dairy farmers. “They are currently trying to build something like the Greenbelt around Toronto, but it’s much more difficult after the fact,” Thornton said. “So we are ahead of the game.” As part of the master plan, the NCC is working with the city’s transit master plan to identify spaces for roads through the Greenbelt to alleviate traffic in the city. Sol Shuster, a resident of Nepean and chairman of the

Greenbelt Coalition, said the coalition has no problem with the removal of airport lands, but doesn’t want to see roads going through the Greenbelt. “Particularly projects like the widening of Richmond Road, which would go right through Stoney Swamp,” he said. Thornton said just because the roadways had been identified through the city’s master plan doesn’t necessarily mean the NCC would give all the proposed routes a green light. “They are just being considered,” she said. Residents are still able to comment on the proposed plan at www.canadascapital.

Developer asks court for permission to demolish heritage school Laura Mueller

EMC news - The owner of a derelict former school in Lowertown has turned to the courts in a bid to tear it down. Groupe Claude Lauzon filed an application to Ontario Superior Court on Feb. 20 asking for permission to

tear down the building at 287 Cumberland St., which has remained in disrepair for decades. The application states the city has known since 2005 that the building has “significant structural concerns” and did nothing. Groupe Claude Lauzon wants to tear the school down and put up condos, but the city refused the company’s demolition

application in 2006 because Lauzon did not provide plans for what it planned to build on the site instead, which is a requirement of the heritage district policies that apply to the neighbourhood. On Feb. 1, an engineering report commissioned by Lauzon revealed the building was at imminent risk of collapse. That set off the latest chap-

ter in the troubled relationship between Groupe Claude Lauzon and the city. The city ordered barricades be put up to keep pedestrians and traffic away from the building in case it fell down. That led to the court application, which states “demolition is now a pressing and immediate concern and demolition should now be undertak-

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en as soon as possible.” In the court application, Lauzon took issue with whether the city’s building inspector could order an engineer hired by Lauzon to hand over documents related to the condition of the building. The school was unsafe for inspectors to enter, and therefore the city’s building inspectors can’t make any orders, the application states. That’s not the case, according to city officials, and inspectors were able to enter the building before the court application was even filed, said RideauVanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, who was not impressed by the company taking the issue to the court. He called the court case an “intimidation tactic.” “They’re playing games,” Fleury said. “The premise is the issue is that someone didn’t take care of their property,” and the city has no intention of rewarding that

type of behaviour by granting Lauzon what it wants, he said – a demolition permit with no commitment to rebuild something appropriate for the heritage district. Calls of Groupe Claude Lauzon’s lawyer were not returned. Fleury and Mayor Jim Watson’s office have been working on changes to prevent this type of demolition by neglect. City staff is drafting a proposal that would have tighter wording, allowing the city to enforce property standards above the very minimum. Staff is looking to places like Hamilton, Kingston and Toronto for direction particularly regarding upkeep of vacant heritage buildings, which make up half the approximately 100 vacant properties in Ottawa. A proposal will come forward in the coming weeks or months, Fleury said.


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Four-legged friends help children learn to read Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - What if you could read See Spot Run to a Dog? Sounding out words with man’s best friend can take some of the pressure of children who are learning to read said Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) coordinator Julie Davies. The program is part of the larger organization called Ottawa Therapy Dogs – a charity that uses animals to comfort and care for patients struggling with physical or mental challenges. The R.E.A.D program partners children with dogs and their handler so kids can work on phonics with a furry friend. Kristen Schoenhals, whose son Nathanael just finished the program at Ruth E Dickinson and is already registered to start at Centennial on March 30, swears by the program. Nathanael is in French immersion at school and was having trouble learning to read in his native tongue

Schoenhals said. “He really didn’t have any interest learning to read in English,” she said. “The difference now is amazing.” Davies said when children are struggling at school they can be terrified of being chosen to read out loud. “When they read with the dogs the handlers take some of the pressure off,” she said. “Often they will say things like, ‘Spot can’t understand that word either, maybe we will sound it out.’” There are currently 20 teams of dogs and handlers participating in school and library programs across the city. The program is so popular that there is currently a waiting list. Davies said the small, Manotick-based charity only has one full-time staff. “It’s a challenge, but it’s such a great program,” she said. Nathanael’s favourite reading friend is a St. Bernard named Brutus, but Davies said the program offers friends as large as Brutus or as small as a daschund.

Davies said there is even a dog that will bark when prompted with a sign that reads “speak.”

Holding the program at local libraries means the children have a variety of books they can choose from.

program is available at www. To register with the program at Centennial Library, call 613-8285142. The program is on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. starting March 30 and ending June 22.

“This way they learn to read books on a variety of subjects,” Davies said. More information on the

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lthough Father kept telling Mother there was a lot of winter left, she refused to believe him. She was sure she saw a robin. Father said it was a blackbird. I was never sure if Mother hated the winter because we were locked in for weeks, only venturing as far as church and Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store, with trips into Renfrew â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only if it was necessary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or because she remembered milder weather this time of year in her beloved New York. But by the time February started to wane, Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patience with the snow, the bitterly cold nights huddled together in the drafty kitchen to keep warm and the frostcovered windows all took their toll on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually happy mood. Even though the days were getting longer, the evenings stretched out before her and I could tell she ached for spring and warm nights, when she could open the windows and feel the cool country air coming in. One Friday evening she announced that even if the snow came down in buckets, she was going into Renfrew in the morning and yes, I could go with her. The old Model T had long since been up on blocks in the drive shed, so Queenie would be hitched to the cutter for the 20 kilometre trip into town. Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peddling eggs, butter and chickens waned during the winter, but that day, under piles of blankets, she was prepared to visit her warm-weather customers so that she could have what was called â&#x20AC;&#x153;egg moneyâ&#x20AC;? back then, because there were things she needed. She had written out a list and we dressed like mummies, with hot bricks at our feet. We set out, just Mother and me, for the long cold trip into Renfrew.



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EMC news - If the sales of one charity calendar can raise $10,000 for multiple sclerosis, why not aim for $20,000? That’s what Ottawa yoga instructor Natalie Van Tassel decided to do: stretch her resources a little further to launch a new charity calendar campaign for 2014. It was from the moment Van Tassel, who is also a nurse, found out her 23 year-old son had multiple sclerosis that she made a vow to work every day to raise funds and awareness for disease. Her first effort produced the 2013 Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis calendar for sale kast November, showcasing yogis from across the city in action. The sales went really well and Van Tassel managed to cover her costs while raising $10,000 for Multiple Sclerosis of Canada’s Ottawa chapter. Now she said it is time to raise the bar and raise $20,000 this year, funds she intends to split between the MS Society of Canada and to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to help with MS research. “Because we are making it bigger this year, now I need time to build the other aspects of what I am planning,” Van Tassel said. “On the website, I will be promoting the calendar, but for me it is also about raising awareness for MS. If people were aware of the impact of the disease, I think there would be more support.” Van Tassel’s son, Oliver, had just graduated from university when his first multiple sclerosis attack happened. At first, Van Tassel said she feared her son could be suffering from MS, but had hoped she was wrong. Later, however, he was diagnosed with the disease. Van Tassel said she always though MS affected people in their 40s, not younger people. What Van Tassel quickly learned is that it affects people as young as 14. The mother of two admits the first few weeks after Oliver’s diagnosis were extremely

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Duke of Devonshire and Lord Lansdowne represent thenewest newestgeneration generation retirement resident has Duke of Devonshire Lord Lansdowne represent the in all-inclusive all-inclusive retirement living. Each resident has large private suite and canand select from different studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom models. Eachliving. suiteEach is beautifully appointe with standard features including individual fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs or walk-in showers, granite countertops, kitchenettes, and HD flat a large private suite and can select from different studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom models. Each suite is beautifully appointed a large private suiteincluding and can select from different studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom models. Each suite is beautifully appointed ith standard features individual fireplaces, or walk-in showers, granite countertops, kitchenettes, and HD fl screen TV’s. Residents bring theirindividual own belongings soJacuzzi that theirtubs suiteor can reallyshowers, feel like home. Secure keylesskitchenettes, entry and anand advanced with standard features including fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs walk-in granite countertops, HD flatflat with standard features including individual fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs or walk-in showers, granite countertops, kitchenettes, and HD creen TV’s. Residents bring their belongings that their suite canreally reallyfeelfeel like home. Secure keyless entry and an advance nurse call system are also inown place to ensure thesoutmost security for can residents. 5-STAR DINING screen Residents bring their own belongings thattheir their suite like home. screen TV’s.TV’s. Residents bring their own belongings sosothat suite can really feel like home. Secure Securekeyless keylessentry entryand andananadvanced advanced Residents havefor unbridled access throughout each retirement home, including access to the elurse callnurse system also place to ensure thethe utmost security residents. call are system areinalso in place to ensure utmost security for residents.


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COMFORT & SECURITY Dymon’s retirement homes offer many advanced features that provide peace of mind to residents and COMFORT & SECURITY their families. A pendant nurse systemadvanced ensures Dymon’s retirement homes offercallmany that residents are able to call for assistance should features that & provide peace of mind to residents and COMFORT SECURITY they encounter any difficulties pull stations are also their families. A pendant nurse call system ensures Dymon’s throughout retirement each homes offer many advanced installed Controlled access to that residents are able tosuite. call for assistance should COMFORT & SECURITY features that provide peace of mind to residents and each residence along with an extensive network of they encounter difficulties - pull stations are also Dymon’s retirement homes offer advanced their families. Aany pendant nurse callmany system ensures security cameras ensures all activities in and around installed throughout each suite. Controlled access to features that provide peace of mind to residents and that residents are able to call for assistance should each residence are carefully monitored. each residence along with an extensive network of their families. Aany pendant nurse calllarge system ensures they difficulties - pull stations are also In encounter thecameras case of power disruption, diesel gensecurity ensures all activities in and around that residents are able to call for assistance should installed throughout each suite. Controlled access to erators provide are uninterrupted service and both resieach residence carefully monitored. they encounter any difficulties pull stations are also each residence along with an extensive networkthat of dences arecase “emergency fuel qualified” meaning In the of ensures power disruption, large diesel geninstalled throughout each suite. Controlled access to security cameras all activities in and around they rankprovide with hospitals for fuelservice delivery. erators uninterrupted andnetwork both resiresidence along with an extensive of each residence are carefully monitored. Both are residences also use qualified” an E-Medsmeaning system that dences “emergency that security cameras all activities in and around In the case of ensures power fuel disruption, large diesel genis used for the dispensing of medication. This system they rank with hospitals for fuel delivery. each residence carefully monitored. erators provide uninterrupted service and both resiroutinely ensuresare that the use right is system getting the Both residences also anperson E-Meds that In the case of power disruption, large diesel gendences are “emergency fuel qualified” meaning that right medication at the right times, and to allow for is used for the hospitals dispensing medication. This system erators provide uninterrupted service and both resithey rank with foroffuel delivery. privacy all medications are dispensed to residents in routinely ensures that thefuel right person is getting that the dences are “emergency qualified” meaning Both residences also use an E-Meds system their private the right times, and to allow for right medication they rank foroffuel delivery. This system is used forwith the hospitals dispensing medication. privacy all medications are dispensed tois residents in Both residences also use an E-Meds system routinely ensures that the right person getting that the SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE their private suites. is used for dispensing of medication. system right medication at thethe right times, and allow Despite howthebeautiful residences aretoThis with all for of routinely ensures that the right person is getting the privacy all medications are dispensed to residents in their exceptional lifestyle services, the monthly rental SURPRISINGLY right private medication atAFFORDABLE the right times, and to allow for their suites. Despite how beautiful the with all of privacy all medications areresidences dispensed are to residents in their exceptional lifestyle services, the monthly rental their private suites.AFFORDABLE SURPRISINGLY Despite how beautiful the residences are with all of SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE their exceptional lifestyle services, the monthly rental Despite how beautiful the residences are with all of their exceptional lifestyle services, the monthly rental

rates are surprisingly affordable. “We have a budget calculator on our websites that allows prospective to compare their existing livinga costs ratesresidents are surprisingly affordable. “We have budto their new lifestyle opportunity at either Duke get calculator on our websites that allowsthe prospecof Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne,” sayscosts Loutive residents to compare their existing living rates are surprisingly affordable. “We have a budise Rochman, Chief Operating Officer of Dymon’s to new lifestyle opportunity at either the Duke gettheir calculator on our websites that allows prospechealthcare group. “And when you list out all of Louthe of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne,” says ratesresidents are surprisingly affordable. “We have budtive toincur compare their existing livingarising costs costs that you in your home including isetheir Rochman, Chief Operating Officer ofthe Dymon’s get calculator on ouropportunity websites that allows prospecto newand lifestyle at either Duke utility costs property taxes,you and you add repair healthcare group. “And when list out all ofcosts the tive residents to compare their existing living of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne,” says Loucosts, snow removal, grass cutting, food and other costs that you incur in your home including rising to new lifestyle at either Duke isetheir Rochman, Chief opportunity Operating Officer ofthe Dymon’s costs, it’s surprising howtaxes, affordable living at the utility costs and property andlist you add repair of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne,” says healthcare group. “And when you out all ofLouthe Duke and Lord can be.” costs, snow removal, grass cutting, food and other ise Rochman, Chief Operating Officer of Dymon’s costs that you incur inconsideration your home including rising Another important inliving selecting a costs, it’s surprising how affordable at the healthcare group. “And when you list out all of the utility costs and property taxes, and you add repair retirement how the pricing works and Duke andresidence Lord canis be.” costs that you incur in yourcutting, home (like including rising costs, snow removal, grass foodatand other whether the costs are all-inclusive Dymon’s Another important consideration inliving selecting a utility costs and property taxes, and you add repair costs, it’s surprising how affordable at the residences) or à la carte. “Wethe feelpricing that it isworks extremely retirement residence is how and costs, snow removal, grass cutting, food and other Duke andthat Lord be.” important ourcan residents and their families can whether thesurprising costs are all-inclusive (like at Dymon’s costs, it’s how affordable living at the Another important consideration in selecting a properly budget into the future,” offers Rochman. residences) or à lacan carte. “Wethe feelpricing that it isworks extremely Duke and Lord be.” retirement residence is how and “That is why weour offer one all-inclusive price from can the important that residents and their families Another important consideration in selecting a whether the costs are all-inclusive (like at Dymon’s beginning. In the event your physical offers or cognitive abilproperly budget into the future,” Rochman. retirement residence isyou how the pricing and residences) or à latime, carte. “We feel thattoit worry isworks extremely ities change over don’t have about “That is why weour offer one all-inclusive price from the whether the costs are all-inclusive (like at Dymon’s important that residents and their families can price increases usually associated with an a la carte beginning. In the event your physical or cognitive abilresidences) orthat à laisinto carte. “We feelinthat it is Rochman. extremely properly budget the future,” offers arrangement veryyou common the industry.” The ities change over time, don’t have to worry about important that our residents and their families can “That is why we offer one all-inclusive price from the all-inclusive pricing covers such things as suite cleanprice increases associated with an Rochman. a la carte properly budget into your the future,” offers beginning. In theusually event physical or cognitive abilarrangement that is very common in theto industry.” The “Thatchange is whyover we offer one all-inclusive price from the ities time, you don’t have worry about all-inclusive pricing covers such things as suite cleanbeginning. In the event your physical or cognitive abilprice increases usually associated with an a la carte ities change over don’t have worry about arrangement that time, is veryyou common in thetoindustry.” The price increases usually associated withas ansuite a lacleancarte all-inclusive pricing covers such things arrangement that is very common in the industry.” The all-inclusive pricing covers such things as suite clean-

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AGE IN PLACE The Duke of Devonshire and Lord Lansdowne are all-inclusive AGE IN PLACEassisted living retirement residences. “We find a lot of seniors and theirLansdowne families are The Dukethat of Devonshire and Lord confused about assisted the levelliving of service offered in the are retirement residences. AGEall-inclusive IN PLACE marketplace. There is no question that moving a “We find that a lot of seniors and theirLansdowne familiestoare The Duke of Devonshire and Lord retirement home is an important decision, and you confused about assisted the levelliving of service offered in the AGEall-inclusive IN want PLACE are retirement residences. certainly to make sure that if that yourmoving physical ora marketplace. There is no question toare The Duke of Devonshire and Lord “We find condition that a lot of seniors and theirLansdowne families cognitive changes over time you can be retirement homeassisted is an important decision, and are all-inclusive living retirement residences. confused about the level of service offered in you the properly taken care of,”sure says Rochman. With Dycertainly want to make that if your physical or “We find that a lot of seniors and their families are marketplace. There is no question that moving to a mon’s age-in-place philosophy, resident care plans cognitive condition changes over time you can be confused about the level of service offered in the retirement home as is an important decision, This and proyou can be adapted the situation changes. properly takenThere care of,” says Rochman. With to Dymarketplace. is no question that moving a certainly want to make sure that if your physical or vides peace of mindphilosophy, for residentsresident that they canplans stay mon’s age-in-place care retirement home is an important decision, and you cognitive condition changes over time you can be and not have to transfer to a longchanges. term careThis facility can be adapted as the situation procertainly want tocare make sure thatRochman. if your physical or properly taken of,” says With Dyjust because their health deteriorates. “And we really vides peace of mind for residents that they can stay cognitive condition changes over time you can be mon’s age-in-place philosophy, resident care plans mean it!”have saystoRochman, ”Too many we see and not transfer tosays a long termtimes care facility properly taken care of,”situation Rochman. With Dycan be adapted as the changes. This prosituations where seniors have gone to other retirejust because their health deteriorates. “And we really mon’s age-in-place philosophy, resident care plans vides peace of mind for residents that they can stay ment homes thinking that they willmany be properly cared mean it!” says Rochman, ”Too times we see can be adapted as the situation changes. This proand not have to transfer to a long term care facility for when their condition changes, only to find out situations where seniors have gone to other retirevides peace of mind for deteriorates. residents that they we can stay just because their health “And really that the needed services are not available. This is ment homes thinking that to they will be properly cared and not tothe transfer a long term carewe facility mean it!”have says Rochman, ”Too many times see very stressful to seniors and their families. At the for their condition changes, only towe find out just when because their health and deteriorates. “And really situations where seniors have gone to other retireDuke ofneeded Devonshire Lord Lansdowne we that the services are not available. This is mean it!” says ”Toowill many times we see ment homes thinking that they be seniors properly cared are committed toRochman, accommodating our asAt they very stressful to the seniors and their families. the situations where seniors Rochman. have goneonly to other retirefor when their condition changes, toresidence find out age in of place,” stresses Each Duke Devonshire and Lord Lansdowne we ment homes thinking that they will be properly cared that the needed services are not available. This is also has a Special Care floor where residents sufare committed to accommodating our seniors as they for when their to find very stressful to condition the seniorschanges, and theironly families. At out the fering more extensive cognitive decline can be age infrom place,” stresses Rochman. Each residence that the needed servicesand areLord not available. Thiswe is Duke of Devonshire Lansdowne also has a Special Care floor residents sufverycommitted stressful totothe seniors and where their Atthey the are accommodating our families. seniors as fering morestresses extensive cognitive decline can we be Dukeinfrom of Devonshire and Lord Lansdowne age place,” Rochman. Each residence are committed to accommodating our seniors as they also has a Special Care floor where residents sufage infrom place,” Rochman. residence fering morestresses extensive cognitive Each decline can be also has a Special Care floor where residents suffering from more extensive cognitive decline can be

accommodated. “The great thing is that there is the same elegant look and feel as everywhere else in the residence. The only thingthing that isisthat different accommodated. “The great there is is the the more extensive staff involvement and the additional same elegant look and feel as everywhere else in security”, adds The Rochman. the residence. only thing thatisisthat different accommodated. “The great thing there is is the the more extensive staff involvement and the additional same elegant look and feel as everywhere else TRY THINGS ON A SHORT TERM BASISin security”, adds OUT Rochman. accommodated. “The great thing there is the the residence. The only thing thatis isthat different Both of Dymon’s retirement homes offer convalescent same elegant look and feel as everywhere else in more extensive staff involvement and the stays and short OUT term accommodation. “Foradditional someone TRY THINGS ONthing A SHORT TERM BASIS the residence. The only that is different the security”, adds Rochman. recovering from surgery, thehomes Duke offer or the Lord is is the Both ofextensive Dymon’s retirement convalescent more staff involvement and the additional ideal place to term convalesce. With the “For relaxing surstays and short accommodation. someone security”, adds Rochman. TRY THINGS OUT ON A SHORT TERM BASIS roundings, the food,the and the or attentive nursing recovering fromgreat surgery, Duke the Lord is the Both other of Dymon’s retirement homes offer convalescent and staff, you can really put your feet up and ideal place to convalesce. With the relaxing surTRY THINGS ONalso A SHORT TERM BASIS stays andMany shortOUT term accommodation. “For someone recover. families find this to be a great roundings, the great food, and the attentive nursing Both of as Dymon’s retirement convalescent recovering from surgery, thehomes Duke or Lord is the service the average person is put notoffer setthe up at home to and other staff, you can really your feet up and stays and short term accommodation. “For someone ideal place to convalesce. With the relaxing surproperly care for a senior recovering from surgery,” recover. Many families also findthethis to be anursing great recovering from surgery, theand Duke or the Lord is the roundings, the great food, attentive emphasizes Devin Froislie. service as the average person is not set up at home to ideal place to convalesce. With the relaxing surand other staff, you can really put your feet up and Given the importance of the decision to move properly care for a senior recovering from roundings, theliving, great and thethis attentive recover. Many families also find to besurgery,” anursing great to retirement atfood, Lord Lansdowne and the emphasizes Devin Froislie. and other staff, you can really put your feet up and service as the average person is not set up at home to Duke of Devonshire, prospective residents are GivenMany the for importance of find the this decision toa move recover. families also to be great properly care a senior recovering from surgery,” given the chance to at tryLord thingsLansdowne out before a and permato retirement living, the service as the“We average person is not residents set up at home to emphasizes Devin Froislie. nent move. have had many choose Duke of Devonshire, prospective residents are properly care for a senior recovering from surgery,” Given the importance of the decision to move to staythe with us fortoatry fewthings daysout or before a few a weeks to given chance permaemphasizes Devin Froislie. to retirement living, atwhat LordweLansdowne and the experience first hand have to offer. Many nent move. “We have had residents Given the importance ofmany the decision tochoose move Duke of Devonshire, prospective residents are seniors end up becoming permanent residents once to stay with us for a few days or a few weeks to to retirement living, attryLord the given thingsLansdowne out before aand permathey trythe us chance out onhand atotemporary basis. The bottom line experience first what we have to offer. Many Dukemove. of Devonshire, prospective residents are nent “We have had many residents choose seniors end up permanent once given chance things permato staythe with us becoming fortoatry few daysout or before a residents few a weeks to they us out onhand ahave temporary basis. The bottom line nent try move. “We had we many residents choose experience first what have to offer. Many to stay end with up us becoming for a few permanent days or a residents few weeks to seniors once experience firstonhand what webasis. have The to offer. Many they try us out a temporary bottom line seniors end up becoming permanent residents once they try us out on a temporary basis. The bottom line

is that once seniors start having their laundry and suite cleaning done for them, start enjoying delicious meals by our Chefs, and start is that prepared once seniors startExecutive having their laundry and participating in the numerous activities that go on suite cleaning done for them, start enjoying delicious daily, it really becomes a simple decision after that,” meals by our Chefs, and start is that prepared once seniors startExecutive having their laundry and concludes Louise Rochman. participating in the numerous activities that go on suite cleaning done for them, start enjoying delicious daily, reallyseniors becomes a Executive simple decision after is thatitprepared once start having laundry and meals our Chefs, andthat,” start WINTER IS THEby PERFECT TIME their concludes Louise Rochman. suite cleaning done for them, start enjoying delicious participating in the numerous activities that go on TO MAKE THE MOVE meals prepared by our Executive Chefs, and start daily, it really becomes a simple decision after that,” There is noIStime like the present to make the move to WINTER THE PERFECT TIME participating in the numerous activities that go on concludes Louise Rochman. the Duke of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne. TO MAKE THE MOVEa simple decision daily, it really becomes after “Winter can be alike tough time for seniors living onthat,” their There is no time the present to make the move to concludes Louise Rochman. WINTER IS THEto PERFECT TIME because of the own. They tend become isolated the Duke of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne. TO MAKE THE MOVE dangers of heading outside andseniors potentially slipping “Winter can be alike tough time for on their WINTER IS THE PERFECT TIME There is no time thebe present toinvigorating makeliving the move to on the ice. Winter can a very time to own. They tend to become isolated because of the TO MAKE THE MOVE the Duke of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne. experience our retirement lifestyle,” offers Rochman, dangers of time heading outside andseniors potentially slipping Therefamily is no the present to make the to “Winter can be alike tough time for living on their “and members don’t have to worry anymove further on the ice. Winter can be a very invigorating time to the Duke of Devonshire or Lord Lansdowne. own. They tend to become isolated because of the about Mom or Dad being alone in their place. We experience our retirement lifestyle,” offers Rochman, “Winter can be a tough time for seniors living onmake their dangersencourage of heading outside and potentially slipping always seniors and their families to “and family members don’t have to worry any further own. tenda to become isolated because time of the on theThey ice. Winter can be a very invigorating to a move before crisis occurs,” concedes about Mom or Dad being alone in offers their Rochman. place. We dangers of heading outside and potentially slipping experience our retirement lifestyle,” Rochman, Bookencourage an appointment today and see for youralways seniors their families make on the ice. Winter can be aand very invigorating time to “and family members don’t have to worry anyto further self the comfortable, secure and supportive lifestyle a moveMom before aDad crisis occurs,” concedes Rochman. experience our retirement lifestyle,” offers Rochman, about or being alone in their place. We awaiting youappointment at the Duke of Devonshire and Book an today seeany for your“and family members don’t havetheir toand worry further always encourage seniors and families towho’ve make Lord Lansdowne – for discerning seniors self theMom comfortable, secure and supportive lifestyle about or aDad being alone in their place. We a move before crisis occurs,” concedes Rochman. earned the right to be pampered and live retirement awaiting you at the Duke of Devonshire and always encourage seniors and their families to make Book an appointment today and see for yourlife to the fullest. Lord –secure for discerning seniors who’ve a move before a crisis occurs,” concedes Rochman. self theLansdowne comfortable, and supportive lifestyle earned right be Duke pampered and Bookthe an appointment today and live see retirement for yourawaiting you attothe of Devonshire and life to the fullest. self theLansdowne comfortable, –secure and supportive Lord for discerning seniors lifestyle who’ve awaitingtheyou attothe of Devonshire and earned right be Duke pampered and live retirement Lord Lansdowne – for discerning seniors who’ve life to the fullest. earned the right to be pampered and live retirement life to the fullest.


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Hospital starts wellness campaign with Fab Five Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Sharleen Piotto is one of the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Fab Five. The west-end resident will be one of five women to participate in the hospital’s inaugural Wheels for Wellness fundraiser. The event will raise money for the hospital’s $40million Better Tools for Better Care campaign. Melanie Adams, director of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, said the funds will go to buy equipment to outfit the newly-expanded hospital. The team was chosen through the Women Leading Care Network, which brings together women leaders in the community to discuss healthcare issues.

Adams said the women were chosen from 25 applications. “We wanted a broad age range,” Adams said. “And we wanted everyday people to show that anyone can do it.” The women will participate in a 50-kilometre route in the city’s west end. Most are new to cycling and all are new to marathons. Piotto, who recently had a hip replaced, said she used to run marathons. Because of the surgery she can no longer do that, so the chance to take up cycling was something she didn’t want to pass up. “It’s such a great opportunity,” she said. The five participants will received coaching, nutritional support and equipment as part of their program. Adams said the team’s

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Melanie Adams, director of the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Foundation, welcomes the Fab Five to the Bushtukah in Stittsville on Feb. 22. fundraising goal is $10,000. She said the goal for the event itself is to raise $500,000. Nancy Penk, 57, said she is healthy but couldn’t pass up

the chance to get fit. “I was going to the doctor and the tests were OK, but I want to make sure I am good shape before it’s too late,” she

said, adding she plans to start biking to her area corner store when the weather warms up. A Stittsville native, Penk said she is excited to share her journey to fitness with the other women on the team. Karen Sparks, a west Ottawa resident who recently had a baby said she was excited to join because being a new mom lends some challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. “It’s tough to stay active when you have a new baby,” she said. Sparks is an equestrian and has done some mountain biking, but has never participated in a marathon. Dave Morton, who is the general manager at Bushtukah, helped outfit the team with their bikes and trainers so they could start cycling at home before the snow melts.

Jim Brockbank, who serves as a volunteer on the hospital foundation’s board of directors will coach the amateur athletes. “I came to cycling myself a few years ago and I think it’s great what these women are doing,” he said. Jennifer Camirand, from Be Well Nutrition, will offer nutritional support in the form of counselling, meal plans and grocery shopping tips. “We can even clean out kitchens if it’s needed,” she said. Anne Paliwal, with YW/ YMCA said the participants would also get a six-month membership to the fitness club to help them with their training. “These women are setting examples we can all follow,” she said.

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Student taking volunteer efforts abroad Michelle Nash

River Ward City Councillor @CouncillorMcRae Conseillère, quartier Rivière

RiveR WaRd aiRpoRt paRkWay pedestRian/ CyCling BRidge: the dReam BeComes moRe of a Reality While most of us were snug in our beds late on February 15, 2013, City of Ottawa staff and our contractors worked throughout the night installing overhead formwork for the main deck of the River Ward pedestrian and cycling bridge crossing the busy Airport Parkway. Thanks to City staff and our contractors for delivering a safe and successful build. Thank you also to motorists and cyclists for your patience. Next steps include the installation of the reinforcing steel for the main deck and the welding of the tower anchoring system. Once the anchoring system is complete, the upper tower will be poured. I look forward to the next steps of this River Ward project when the contractor pours the concrete and the dream becomes more of a reality. Submitted

Ottawa resident Darnell Kennedy, shown at centre during his younger days as a camper at Christie Lake Kids, is looking to raise enough money to volunteer in Africa this spring. Kennedy, who has spent the past five years volunteering at Christie Lake, says he wants to travel to Africa to get a better understanding of how to help those in need. nity organizations, but some past projects include constructing a bridge, building latrines for a technical school, working at a resource center and running an intercultural women’s political group. Kennedy has received a

$650 grant from Operation Groundswell and he has personally raised $800, but the remaining $5,050 needs to be raised by April 1. To help his efforts, Kennedy will be hosting a comedy night at Absolute Comedy on

I continue to closely monitor progress on this project to ensure that this connection is built safely and to the highest quality standards.

March 19. Tickets are $20 per person. The comedians for the evening are Jason Harper and Dave Merheje. To donate to Kennedy’s cause, visit www.

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EMC news - Darnell Kennedy is an avid volunteer, having spent more than 8,000 hours helping at-risk youth in Ottawa. Now he is attempting to raise $6,500 so he can travel to Africa in May to learn about the challenges facing people living there, helping him to become even better at helping others. Kennedy comes by helping people honestly enough: he grew up in a low-income neighbourhood and said his life turned around at a young age when he had a chance to attend a free summer camp. After six years as a camper and five years as a volunteer camp counsellor, he now wants to spread his volunteering wings abroad. The trip to Africa is through Operation Groundswell, an organization Kennedy said is founded on ethical travel volunteering. It designs trips to expose participants to the day-to-day realities of each region visited. Kennedy has never traveled before, but said he thought this trip would help him better understand how other countries and regions struggle with and attempt to overcome poverty. When he returns home, Kennedy wants to put what he has learned to use in his own backyard. “I am really hoping to discover a whole new part of me and with the organization, I am really hoping to learn how we can help ourselves here with a whole new perspective,” he said. It was Kennedy’s time at the Christie Lake Kids summer camp where the young University of Ottawa student said he learned what it meant to be given a chance. “Summer camps costs an arm and a leg to go to, but Christie Lake Kids summer camp is free,” he said. “It was the first time I got on the bus I knew I wanted to become more than just a camper. I had never been a way from home before and was sad and scared, but they (the counsellors) were so welcoming, they were like a family. It was a warm safe environment.” Now he said he wants to spread that welcoming, family feeling. “I don’t know what to expect, I am hoping to bring that same warm, welcoming feeling to Africa.” The six-week trip will take Kennedy and other volunteers to Kibera, Africa’s most populous slum located in Nairobi, Kenya. It will give them the chance to work with internationally renowned artist and peace activist Solo7. They will cycle through Hell’s Gate National Park, also in Kenya, where the volunteers will learn about the realities of the genocide in Rwanda. They’ll also visit the white-water rapids at the source of the Nile in Uganda. The projects Kennedy and his fellow volunteers will participate in will depend on the requests from local commu-

Ottawa West EMC580-2526 - Thursday, February 28, 2013 21 Tel/Tél. : (613) 580-2486 Fax/Téléc. : (613) Maria.McRae@ottaw @CouncillorMcRae


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Welcome to the hall Mayor Jim Watson, left, welcomes Britt Walby into the National Capital Region 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame during an on-ice ceremony held Feb. 24 at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex. Nine people were inducted in the player’s category and three in the builder’s category during a ceremony at a rare game played between two teams made up entirely of players over 80 years of age.


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Friends and family of Zacharie Raizenne memorialized the young man at the Jubilee Church of Ottawa on Feb. 23, while helping to raise funds for Dreams Take Flight Ottawa and the Canadian Hunger Foundation. Zacharie suffered from a genetic disorder before his untimely death, but benefited greatly from dream trip to Disneyworld in September, 2011, thanks to Dreams Take Flight. Danuta Swiecicka of the hunger foundation, left, Janet Perry, Nicholas Raizenne, second from right, and Mark Raizenne were among those in attendance.

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EMC news - Ottawa police are warning the public about aggressive door-to-door salespeople that have been reported in the Kanata and Stittsville areas. Const. Lori Fahey, with the community police centre for Kanata and Stittsville, said alarm company representatives are asking alarming questions and using pushy tactics. “They’re asking questions like ‘Do you live alone? Do you often go away on holiday?’” said Fahey. “The tactics are pushy.” There have also been complaints of questionable methods, such as false claims and data being provided by door-to-door salespeople to “encourage residents to purchase,” said Fahey. “We all want to be good neighbours, we all want to be friendly … but do not

feel pressure to answer questions,” she said. “You don’t have to let them in.” She spoke to the employer of the alarm company, which is based out of Hamilton, who in turn talked to his employees about their behaviour, she said. Residents should call the police if they have questions, concerns or if sales people won’t leave their property. “Unless you called for a service, you don’t have to feel obliged” to let anyone in the door, said Fahey. There have been other reports of a water-testing company sending sales reps doorto-door. The salespeople are telling homeowners their water isn’t safe to drink and that they should buy a clean water system, said Fahey. “City water systems are perfectly safe,” she added. It’s important for residents to do their own research on a product, she said, adding ho-

meowners can ask the salesperson to leave a pamphlet or advertising material. “Do not feel pressured to answer questions or to allow a stranger into your residence,” said Fahey. “And feel free to terminate the conversation when you no longer wish to engage with them.” If a salesperson refuses to leave, call police at 613-2306211. The police recommend the following tips: • Lock your doors and use the door viewer when possible. • Avoid leaving items of value in plain view of doors and windows. Shut your blinds and curtains. • Report suspicious activity to the police. • Trim trees and shrubs that could easily hide intruders. • Have adequate exterior lighting. • Improve home security with deadbolts or other locking mechanisms.




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Wabano centre prepares to reopen doors Expansion of Aboriginal health facility to provide cultural, youth, training centres Michelle Nash

EMC news - As the final few tiles of an intricate star blanket design are installed on the floor of the cultural gathering space, work on the new wing of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health draws to a close. Once completed, the 2,322square-metre expansion will be open for business as Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first national centre of excellence in Aboriginal health. First announced in October 2010, work on the expansion got underway in May 2011. The new space includes the cultural gathering space, which is large enough to accommodate 500 people, new clinics, a maternal wellness centre, youth programming and two social enterprise training centres. As the work nears completion, spokeswoman Carlie Chase said excitement is building at the Wabano Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were tears the first time I saw it,â&#x20AC;? Chase said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am just now capable of not being emotional. To think this vision is actually coming to fruition is amazing.â&#x20AC;? Chase proudly showed off the new building as well as

some of the changes taking place to the older, existing building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of big milestones to get to this point where we are moving in and setting up,â&#x20AC;? Chase said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for me, I think the tiles really are the one thing with the most impact. It shows off our culture, but has a contemporary feel.â&#x20AC;? Designed by Ottawa architect Douglas Cardinal, the new building is situated at the corner of Montreal Road and Bradley Avenue in Vanier, and features the same sandstone exterior used at Cardinalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other well-know capital region design: the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Once complete, the front of the building will feature glass which is meant to look as though water is circling the building -- and with wall to wall windows, the space offers a unique view of Vanier below. Chase credits the support from the Vanier community for making everything from the beautifully textured bathroom tiles to the large, expansive rooms planned for community use possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the community who helped us make this happen,â&#x20AC;? Chase said.

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The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is nearly complete. The centre aims to open its doors to the community at the end of March. The $14.2-million expansion will offer health and community services. The federal and provincial governments contributed $2.3 million each to the project, while the Wabano Centre needed to raise

the remaining $9.6 million. The star blanket tile design, where individual tiles were sold for $200 each, was part of the fundraising campaign. As a way of thanking the community for rallying to its

cause, Wabano will open its doors to Vanier at the end of March for its cultural symposium. The official opening will take place in May, two years from the time shovels first

went in the ground. The centre has been serving the community for 12 years and sees 10,000 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people come through its doors every year.







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OrlĂŠans singers earn Juno nods Brier Dodge


tawa in December. A St. Peter High School graduate, she said in a December interview with the EMC that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played at almost every venue in Ottawa at some point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can honestly say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played every old age home in Ottawa, every fair, wedding, pretty much anywhere people would listen to us sing,â&#x20AC;? she said of the Alex and Kira show,


Kira Isabella, an OrlĂŠans country singer, was nominated for her first Juno for breakthrough artist of the year.

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two local singers are in the running for some of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top musical honours. OrlĂŠans country singer Kira Isabella was nominated for her ďŹ rst Juno award as breakthrough artist of the year, with a second OrlĂŠans artist, Kristina Maria, nominated for

Both Kira and Kristina use their middle names as their performing names instead of their legal last names. Kira Isabella was nominated alongside Cold Specks, Elisapie, Grimes and The Weeknd. Singles like A Little More Work and Songs About You from her ďŹ rst full album have been getting regular radio play over the year, and she opened for Carrie Underwood in Ot-

her performances with another Ottawa artist, Alex Lacasse. Kristina Maria, a Garneau high school graduate, has been successful in both French and English radio with a variety of songs like Co-Pilot getting signiďŹ cant air time. Her album Tell the World was nominated for pop album of the year alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado and Victoria DufďŹ eld. The nominees were announced in Toronto on Feb. 19 for the April 21 awards being presented in Regina.



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Songwriter asks voters to put weight behind Weight Emma Jackson

EMC news - A Greely musician is hoping his song can help the world put an end to suicide. Larry Pegg wrote his song Weight last October while attending the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention convention in Niagara Falls. The upbeat but emotional song was motivated by the grief heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endured since his daughter died by suicide at the age of 20 in 2007. The songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message, Pegg said, is to convince everyone to slow down and let others help you carry your burden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all carry weight, and there are times when we feel crushed by the burden of it and darkness can become frightening and unbearable,â&#x20AC;? Pegg wrote on his blog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My objective with this song is to try and help those that have lost hope to reach out and at least to ďŹ nd some comfort in and through the music.â&#x20AC;? Pegg took his song and message to the next level through CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Searchlight contest, a national competition to ďŹ nd Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next big artist. Under the artist name LPGroove, throughout February Pegg was busy mobilizing an army of voters to help his song win the contest with the promise that all proceeds - from the prize money to future album

sales - will support the mental health and suicide prevention cause at large. At press time, the ďŹ rst round of voting had not been concluded to decide which songs made it into the top 20. The songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrics climax with the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to wait/Just share the weight/ This love is great.â&#x20AC;? Pegg said it captures the feelings of every parent who has endured their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suicide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re screaming out, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;please wait, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it, come back, we love you,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said through tears at his kitchen table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has become my raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;etre.â&#x20AC;? Pegg said that if his song can win the contest, which is currently in its regional voting phase, everyone will win because â&#x20AC;&#x153;the world will be healthier.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;CBC sees it merely as a popularity contest, but I see it as an opportunity to focus the power of the mental health and suicide prevention network, and music.â&#x20AC;? He plans to donate 100 per cent of the prize winnings, including a paid gig in Toronto and the opportunity to make a music video, to mental health causes. The video, he said, would be used as a tool to get the message out that suicide is not the answer. Voters can secure him a spot in the top 20 by Feb. 24


Greely musician Larry Pegg strums along to a song that will appear on his debut album, which he hopes to release during Mental Health Week in May. The singer-songwriter is currently competing to win the CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Searchlight contest with his song Weight, which was inspired by his grief from the loss of his daughter to suicide. by voting every day until then. If he makes it to the number one spot in Ottawa he will compete against other regional winners across the country for the national title. But win or lose, Pegg said the contest serves as a con-

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venient platform for suicide prevention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a way to keep sending the message,â&#x20AC;? he said. After the contest, Pegg plans to release his ďŹ rst album during Mental Health Week in

May, featuring Weight and another nine to 13 songs. Titled Before and Afterlife and the Theory of Positivity, the album will feature collaborations with a number of Canadian and international musicians.

All proceeds from the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales will also go to mental health programs, although Pegg hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decided which organizations will beneďŹ t from his music. To vote for Weight visit


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March 2

By the Book, a used bookstore and cafe operated by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, is holding its monthly halfprice book sale on March 2 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).

March 5

Celebrate Women -- join us for entertainment, refreshments and friendship. Learn how educating girls builds

economic growth and healthier, stronger societies. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at 101 Centrepointe Dr. and will feature former senator Landon Pearson as speaker. For tickets and info, visit or call 613-728-9770

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. The Ottawa Newcomers’ Club would like to welcome all existing and any potential new members to its monthly meeting at Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Rd.

Beginning with a social at 11:30 a.m., the two-course luncheon is $22. The meeting will feature guest speakers Mia Overduin and Peggy Rasmussen of Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers, who will talk about their work in helping the orphaned children of AIDS victims in Africa. The Ottawa Newcomers’ Club is open to all women new to the Ottawa area or having recently experienced a change in lifestyle (retirement, loss of spouse, etc.). To reserve for the luncheon, contact Barb Vogan at 613-8372520 or cvogan@sympatico. ca. To find out more about the club, visit

March 7

The Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the society’s shelter at 245 West Hunt Club Rd. New members are welcome. The auxiliary raises money to help the animals at the shelter and has a very active craft group. For more information, call 613-823-6770.

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March 13

The Christian Women’s Central Club invites you to March’s dessert buffet. A fashion show will feature spring and summer fashions from Zacks & Cazza Petites. Music will be provided by vocalist Andrea Nicholls, while Orleans speaker Evelyn Hollinger will be talking about the theme of “friends”. Admission is $6, $2 for firsttime attendees. It all takes place at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, located at 971 Woodroffe Ave. RSVP by calling 613-692-6290. All women are welcome!


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Heritage Ottawa presents a free public lecture on the topic of Rediscovering Lowertown. This event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St. Built on a swamp between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal and north of the “sandy hill,” Lowertown and the Byward Market became a workers’ paradise as it matured in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. It

was almost obliterated by ill-conceived urban renewal and transportation schemes in the ’60s and early ’70s and continues to struggle to this day to survive despite being designated as an important heritage area. Marc Aubin, a sixth generation resident and president of the Lowertown Community Association, along with fellow members, will share perspectives on the community’s successes and challenges in protecting and restoring the area’s heritage. For more information, email, call 613-230-8841 or visit

March 22

Join us for 5th annual Grand Desserts Affair in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Ottawa Hospital Foundation is taking place on March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Ashbury College, located at 362 Mariposa Ave. The evening will feature a sampling of exquisite desserts prepared at live stations by Ottawa’s top chefs. There will aso be a silent auction, a fashion show featuring cancer survivors and speaker Kathleen Petty, the CBC Radio Host of Ontario Today who is also a cancer survivor. Tickets are $75. For more information, visit or phone 613-723-1744 ext. 3610.

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@ or visit 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 613-829-9777 or email


Would you like to improve your communication and leadership skills? Carlingwood Toastmasters is a great place for you to learn. We’re a supportive club and have been around for more than 50 years. Guests are always welcome. We meet Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, located at 2120 Prince Charles Rd. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early. For more information contact Darlene at 613-793-9491 or visit


The Ottawa Newcomers Club is designed to help women new to Ottawa or in a new life situation acclimatize by enjoying the company of other women with similar interests. We have morning, afternoon and evening events such as skiing, Scrabble, bridge, fun lunches, book clubs, Gallery tours, dinner club, and crafts. For more information visit our website at www.ottawanewcomersclub. ca or call 613-860-0548. Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come to The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a fiveminute inspirational fit tip. Any questions? Contact the church at 613-238-8182. Westboro Nursery School – Spaces available for 30 month olds to five year olds. We are a parent cooperative preschool located in the Dovercourt Community Centre, staffed by Registered ECE’s. Our play based curriculum includes intro to French, sign language, school readiness, music, daily outdoor play and more. Visit, email wns@ or call 613-860-1522 for details.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Aries, a mountain of responsibility has put pressure on you. Although you cannot shy away from what has to be done, you can put a smile on your face when tackling your tasks. Taurus, something special will take place in the next few days and you will be on hand to experience all of it. Magical moments are to be made with a romantic partner. Gemini, you may want to think before you speak when a friend asks for advice. The truth might hurt, so it could be wise to keep quiet for the time being. Cancer, a stroke of inspiration leads you on a creative journey. Things will calm down toward the end of the week when you have to focus on more tangible things.

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Leo, someone you know wants to step things up to another level, but you may not be ready to take that kind of plunge. Talk over your feelings in a kind way. Virgo, family has been on your mind lately, and you may feel it’s best to spend the majority of your free time at home rather than out. Make good use of your time.

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Last week’s answers

Libra, a chance encounter has you rethinking what you want to accomplish in the next few weeks. You are secondguessing all of your plans because of this surprise. A decision you made could have long-term effects, Scorpio. You’ll probably find that you have to do some damage control this week to get things back on track. Sagittarius, all indications point to a monumental change in your life. Wait to see what occurs and put big decisions or vacations on hold. Capricorn, it can be tempting to toss away your responsibilities and simply have fun. But then you will be so backed up it could take quite a while to dig out from under your to-do list. Aquarius, just when you need a bit of sunshine, a satisfying piece of good news arrives. Your spouse or partner plays a significant role in this positive development. Pisces, a tangled web is forming around you, but with quick wit you will manage to steer clear of the melee.

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