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EMC news - A controversial development proposal, now in its third iteration, continues to rile a community that says its concerns are not being addressed by the builder. Tega Homes wants to build an 18-storey tower atop an eight-storey podium adjacent to the Parkdale Market, taking up most of the block now occupied by Orange Gallery, Beyond the Pale Brewery, and other businesses. At a Feb. 28 open house held at Orange Gallery, residents were vocal in their opposition to the proposal, which would be double the height allowed under the hard-fought community design plan created by many of the same residents just two years ago. At 239 dwelling units, two

floors of retail and office space and 300 underground parking spaces, the project’s planner, Lloyd Phillips, stated the site’s mixed-use designation under the city’s Official Plan and its proximity to transit as the reason Tega is going for extra density. The site is currently zoned for light industrial uses. A previous version of the proposal (also 18 storeys) was vocally rejected by residents and Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs, and Tega is currently appealing the zoning that was required to implement the area’s CDP to the Ontario Municipal Board Hintonburg Community Association president Jeff Leiper was critical of the project and Tega when speaking to Ottawa West News at the meeting. See COMMUNICATION, page 2

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Having a blast Crews detonate explosive charges on the Rideau River near Green Island and Sussex Drive on Saturday, March 2, part of annual ice-breaking operations designed to prevent springtime flooding. Many passers-by stopped to watch the blasts from walking paths in New Edinburgh Park.

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EMC news – Parents in Carleton Heights have a new educational venue to bring their pre-school aged children to. Part of the provincial government’s youth action plan, the new parenting and family literacy centre at Carleton Heights Public School brings

the number of such facilities spread across the city to 13. Following the Feb. 27 announcement, there are now 172 of the educational earlylearning centres provincewide. Designed to acclimatize children to school and a learning environment, the centres target kids up to the age of six by providing a dedicated space within existing elementary

schools. Parents, under the supervision of a staff member, can bring their children to engage with other kids in social activities, learn literacy and numerical skills and be linked to community resources. “It’s basically a classroom that is converted into a parenting and family literacy centre,” said Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi. “It doesn’t look any different than a normal kinder-

garten class. The same types of resources are available.” Naqvi, a Carleton Heights resident, said he plans to take his 10-month-old son to the centre. Other parenting and family literacy centres in west Ottawa can be found in Hilson Avenue Public School and Cambridge Street Public School.

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“We continue to be adamantly opposed to this project,” said Leiper. “The arrogance of this builder is astounding to me … . It’s baffling as to

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can then go to the OMB to argue your case (as being in accordance with the city’s Official Plan),” said Leiper. “We’re concerned the builder has no intention of building this and that it’s a real estate play.” Residents who attended the open house demanded a question-and-answer session with Phillips and traffic consultant Ron Jack of Delcan. Besides the incompatibility with the CDP, the proposal would put more vehicle traffic onto the overcrowded Parkdale Avenue between the Queensway to the south and Scott Street to the north. Phillps was asked by a number of residents why the CDP’s height limit wasn’t enough for the developer. “This whole area has been in transition from its industrial past to a more mixed-use character,” said Phillips. “By zoning it for only eight storeys, it would potentially underutilize a valuable resource,” Resident Wanda Goneau took offence to the disregard for the work that went into the CDP. “I don’t understand how after 15 years of endless meetings you can just (tell us) ‘You’re all wrong,’ ” said Goneau. Phillips responded by saying, “the places for eight-storey development are on traditional main streets, not in mixed-use centres.” In response to questions about possible traffic issues, Ron Jack

was blunt in his assessment of the situation on Parkdale, which will see more traffic in coming years due to recently-approved condo towers north of Scott Street. “The Parkdale and Wellington, and Parkdale and Scott intersections fail now in the afternoon peak period,” said Jack. “Now is the best they’re ever going to be.” Despite this assertion, Jack cautioned residents from thinking the owners of every vehicle in a mixeduse underground garage keep the same hours and schedules. “There will be a traffic impact, but it will be filtered throughout the day,” said Jack. Hintonburg association member Linda Hoad questioned the number of parking spaces made available in the proposal, given the developer’s rationale that many people would use nearby transit. “We understand that if you provide one parking space per unit they’re not all going to be leaving the property at the same time, but you should be putting in less spaces … or we’re all doomed,” said Hoad. Another resident added that the nearby rapid transit line would help no one in getting to the grocery store, meaning vehicle use at off hours would still be required for many domestic chores. The proposal is expected to be considered by the city’s planning committee on April 23. In the interim period, city planning staff and the city’s urban design review panel will weigh in on the plan itself and the building design.

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EMC news – In an ironic twist brought on by Mother Nature, traffic was barely moving as residents reviewed planned upgrades aimed at reducing speeds and increasing cycling safety on Bronson Avenue. An open house held at Carleton University on a snowy Feb. 27 gave the public a first look at recommendations stemming from the Bronson Avenue operational study and safety review. The review was initiated by Capital Coun. David Chernushenko following the October death of cyclist Krista Johnson on Bronson Avenue. Broken up into short-term and medium-term fixes, the recommendations will be put into a staff report containing public feedback and presented to the city’s transportation committee in April. Chernushenko was pleased with the “surprisingly good” turnout at the open house, saying he heard positive feedback from cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike. “This is about making Bronson safer and calmer and not just a better place to cycle,” said Chernushenko. “There’s been a very, very positive response.” Problem areas include vehicle speed on the stretch of Bronson south of Sunnyside Avenue, the pedestrian crosswalk at Sunnyside, vehicle turning lanes entering the Carleton campus, and the turning lanes south of the Bronson canal bridge. The short-term fixes include shortened right-turn lanes at Findlay Avenue (northbound) and Colonel By (southbound), regulatory signs alerting motorists to cyclists at both ends

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EMC news – Whenever the next provincial election is held, the NDP will be fielding a familiar face in the Ottawa Centre riding. Jennifer McKenzie, who serves as chairwoman of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, won the party’s nomination on Sunday, March 3, during a well-attended meeting at the Bronson Centre. McKenzie beat out former Ottawa city councillor Alex Cullen for the nomination. The Ottawa Centre riding has been held by Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi since 2007. “I want to thank Mr. Cullen for our spirited discussions over the past several months,� said McKenzie in a media release. “Together, we have forged a new coalition in Ottawa Centre that’s ready to hold Mr. Naqvi and the tired Liberal government to account for their mismanagement in Ontario.� A former electrical engineer who has served as the public board chairwoman for two years and trustee for Kitchissippi/Somerset for six, McKenzie announced her intention to seek the nomination in early January following a period of “careful consideration.� At the time, she referenced the ongoing labour strife between the governing Liberals and unions representing

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thinks furbishment One andgroup expansion,� Chiarelli said.good fit. Joining Chiarelli in the – Page 15 cabinet will be Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi who was given post as provincial Minister the of Labour and Madeleine Meilleur, MPP for Ottawa Vanier will hang onto her post as Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. “I think we have a good cabinet,� Chiarelli said. “We are set to get to work.�

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At the beginning of each City Council meeting I have the opportunity to recognize an outstanding volunteer in our city with the Mayor’s City Builder Award. This is an award I created when I became Mayor in 2010 to celebrate those doing great volunteer work and inspire others to get involved in philanthropy as well. In the just over two years since the award has been in existence we have presented the City Builder Award to a wide variety of residents from all across Ottawa. From Hannah Hempinstall of Rideau Goulborn Ward,who at only 13 has raised tens of thousands of dollars for diabetes research, to Pierre Gauthier of Alta Vista Ward, whose work at Brewer Park has allowed its outdoor speed-skating oval to be one of the best in the province, Ottawa has an incredibly dedicated and giving population doing amazing things for our city. We are all privileged to live in this city and I am struck everyday

by the generosity of Ottawa’s residents. Despite the scope in age, causes, and activities that our City Builder Award recipients have spanned so far, one thing that is uniformly true is that they are humble people whose work is not for personal gain but rather for the betterment of their community and their fellow residents. I look forward to presenting the City Builder Award in the coming years to more deserving volunteers in our great city. They may not seek out the spotlight but recognizing the great work of these people is a small token of appreciation for what is often a life’s worth of giving back to our City. If you know someone who you would like to nominate for the Mayor’s City Builder Award please visit http://www. mayors-city-builder-award where you will find more information about the award and the nomination form.

EMC news - Organizers are promising a diverse musical experience for this year’s RBC Bluesfest, with booked performers designed to appeal to fans across a wide musical spectrum. The Bluesfest 2013 lineup was announced Feb. 27 amid great anticipation as well as speculation. Last year’s festival garnered criticism for its inclusion of what some concert-goers thought was too many electronic acts and too few bluesy acts. Organizers clearly hoped to change that impression with a somethingfor-everyone lineup, which includes popular indie/alternative acts like Fun, Tegan and Sara, Alex Clare, Mother Mother, Passion Pit and Weezer, along with classic rock acts like Rush, The Tragically Hip and Grand Funk Railroad. Electronic fans can still look forward to seeing Skrillex, while blues fans can anticipate a performance by

blues legend B.B. King. Even controversial Icelandic singer/actor Bjork is on the bill. In total, over 2,500 musicians will be featured on six stages located at Lebreton Flats – five outdoors and one 250-seat indoor theatre. “We consider this year’s line-up to be one of the best of any across North America—it reaches out to a wideranging demographic with cutting edge performances as well as festival favourites,” announced RBC Bluesfest programming director Mark Monahan via a media release. Now in its 20th year, Bluesfest will run over 10 days, starting July 4 and wrapping up July 14. The theme will be ‘Take Me to the River’, and organizers plan to make further announcements regarding confirmed performers in the coming weeks. Voted one of the top music festivals in the world, Bluesfest is supported by all three levels of government. Funding is received from Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Arts Preservation Fund, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the On-


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EMC news - Civic-minded software developers can cash in from across the country with the second edition of the App 4Ottawa contest. There is less money available this time around, but a total of $38,000 entirely sponsored by private companies will be available for tech-savvy Canadians who can take the city’s open data and turn it into a useful application for Ottawa residents. The first iteration of the contest in 2010 offered $50,000 in prize money, but it was all funded by the city. Categories this year include: On the Move, Having Fun, Your City and a new category for data analysis and visualization. Developers can draw on the 63 data sets and 121 data files on that provide information on everything from childcare facilities to garbage schedules. While techies stand to win money from the contest, Ottawa residents will see a great benefit in the form of useful new applications that make their lives easier and help them take advantage of city services, said IT subcommit-

tee chairman, Beacon HillCyrville Coun. Tim Tierney. “It is a platform for citizens and developers to connect and innovate,” he said. Before IT wizards get to work developing applications for the web and mobile devices, residents can give their two cents in the Idea Jam. Until March 10, residents can submit ideas for the kinds of applications they would find useful at Developers can refer to that list when deciding what kind of app they will create for the contest. The period for app submissions will run from March 11 to May 12, and a jury of city staff, sponsors and members of the academic community will judge the apps starting May 13, and voting for the People’s Choice award will open during that time. The winners will be announced at a showcase in June. Gaining a suite of corporate sponsors, including title sponsor Microsoft Canada,

is a big deal, Tierney said. The sponsors are providing $3,000 for the top prize in each category, and Microsoft is kicking in an extra $2,000 for the best app built on the Microsoft Windows 8 or its Azure platform.

Nik Garkuska, open platforms lead for Microsoft Canada, said innovation and community engagement are key for the company. Open data provides an opportunity for citizens to do something meaningful

for their city and Microsoft wanted to be a part of that, he said. “The data just provides this common language that connects the citizens with technology folks,” he said. Partnering with the contest also provides new business opportunities for upstart developers in Ottawa – develop-

ers who might use Microsoft products and develop products to be used on Microsoft platforms and devices. Mayor Jim Watson said he is looking forward to the creative ideas and apps that come out of the contest. He expects to see more interest than the 90 entries the contest netted last time.



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early retirement are being told by the federal government that Old Age Security is changing and there are plans to up the retirement age to 67 years. Many can’t afford to retire early, or even at age 65. Last month, BMO reported that Canadians, on average, managed to save about $9,200 in 2012. And the average total savings amongst Canadians is $122,310. Some who worked hard all their lives will be unable to afford to stay in their homes. Others will be forced by failing health into long-term care homes. They must not be forgotten or shortchanged when it comes to federal and provincial dollars for services.

here’s a lot of uncertainty in these fragile economic times. People everywhere are scrambling to make ends meet or formulate plans to secure their financial futures. Back in the 1970s we were sold a fantasy; the dream of a leisure society where one of the biggest challenges faced by municipalities would be offering recreational services for workers enjoying reduced work weeks and seniors lazing comfortably, with time on the hands. A few decades later, we face a far different picture. We have very little to celebrate. Now, workers who carried the hope of


Not quite what it used to be Boston Red Sox fans have a hard time being unpleasant. The minor-league vibe can also be felt in the informality of the stadium itself, where a leather-lunged vendor can proclaim “ice-cold Canadian beer in an American can made in China� and, when announcing last call, urge customers to “take one home, as a souvenir.� So some things haven’t changed, but one thing that has -- and it applies to all sport -- is the recent trend among fans to wear full team uniforms. It used to be that if you went to the (sob!) Expos game, you might wear an Expos hat or an Expos t-shirt. You might see the odd guy wearing a uniform shirt with Raines or Dawson on the back, but it was rare because those things cost $75 and being a fan only went so far. It sure is different now. So seriously does the modern fan take his responsibilities that the uniform shirt, or replica jersey as it is known in the store, is seen in the hundreds, even at spring training where things haven’t begun to get serious. They are listed at $119.99 in Canada. And people aren’t wearing some old replica jersey with Jesse Barfield’s name on the back. No, these jerseys, most of them worn by grown men, have the names from the current roster on the back, not only names from the current roster but names of players, like Dickey and Reyes, who arrived in off-season trades and haven’t played a regular season game yet. Of course the wearers of these jerseys, aside from Reyes and Dickey themselves, must surely be Canadians. And you realize how many Canadians there are in this small Florida town when the anthems are played and O Canada is actually sung by a large number of people. Then the Star Spangled Banner is played and what seems to be an equal number of voices is heard. Mercifully, no animosity is detected between the singers of the different songs. But then, it’s spring training.



UNEDIN, FL. – Every old-timer I know says that spring training is not what it used to be. What it used to be was a few fans sitting around in the sun, flamingos flying overhead, scouts smoking cigars while they check out The Kid, the players hanging over the fence talking to the fans and handing out autographs. It was a lazy and informal setting and every fan wanted to be part of it. Maybe it was never like that. Maybe the past was never as romantic as we think. But what today’s spring training is like is bound to suffer from the comparison. What it is like now, in Dunedin, Florida, in the unromantically named Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, is a large minor league park in any city, with lineups, parking problems, reserved seats and overpriced coffee. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, where the Toronto Blue Jays practice, reminds you quite a bit of Lynx Stadium in Ottawa, in the days when there used to be crowds. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium holds fewer people, but it’s a nice small park and the sightlines are about the same. Where the old-time spring training feel still plays out is in the easy-going nature of the fans, so pleased to be watching baseball again, so pleased to be out in the sunshine that that they can barely bring themselves to boo a bad call, so pleased to be out in the sunshine that even

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What kids can teach us about networking BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse broadly share our opinions about the world, we won’t have to deal with too much conflict. Sounds great, right? The dark side to this is that if we are naturally inclined to befriend people who look like us, share the same religion and politics and maybe even have common cultural backgrounds, we are not as open to befriending people of other cultures, religions and social classes. As a result, our opinions and beliefs are quite narrow because we continually look for people who support and affirm our long-held beliefs. Even darker perhaps is that children develop the tendency to discriminate as young as age six. It’s around this time they start to notice differences between themselves and

been a steady build-out, said Ottawa Carleton District School Board coordinator Caroline Cote. “We started (the initiative) in 2007,” she said. “Every school board has different staffing mechanisms, but we tend to hire early childhood educators to staff the centres.” Cote said of the 13 centres in Ottawa, five are within the Catholic board and eight are within the public board.


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of interest. You may be surprised at who you meet there. More importantly, however, teach your school-aged children to do the same. Guide them to befriend outsiders that come on the perimeters of their own, established social circles. It’s by teaching our children that we can best shape our future. Let’s make it an open, accepting and innovative one.

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Naqvi stressed that these centres are not drop-ins, but rather a place where parents are supposed to spend time with their children and take part in activities. Given that the schools are chosen to serve defined catchment areas, the centres have the added bonus of fostering community spirit and relationships. “It’s totally up to the parent as to how long they come for,” said Naqvi, adding the government’s intention is to make select schools into community hubs. “The idea is not to (have them) located in every school, but in every neighbourhood.” The creation of the centres has

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other children. Have you observed that when your little boy was a preschooler he invited more girls to his birthday parties or played with whichever kid happened to be at the park, regardless of skin colour, age or clothing? Yet, if you look at his current group of friends, are they – and their families – more like him and his family? Are they the same gender? Do they play the same sports? Do they worship at the same church? Probably. And chances are your own friends belong to that same, homogenous circle, too. There are obvious repercussions to this when it comes to creating policies designed to enhance diversity in workplaces, schools and society. At a more personal level, however, unless we reconcile this tendency to hang out with our own kind, we are also limiting our own ability to grow and innovate. It’s commonly known that stretching ourselves through new experiences -- travel, jobs, education -- is the only way to change and grow. It’s the same thing when



ave you ever watched a small child enter a new social situation? Perhaps it’s a playgroup or a local park. Depending on the child, she will likely take a while to play on the perimeter and observe the others, before picking someone to play beside. Eventually, the child will interact with the strangers, finding some point of common interest -- the same yellow shovel, a cute flower on both their dresses. She doesn’t mind if they’re boys or girls, black or white. She doesn’t ask about religion or politics. She just finds something in common and makes a new friend. It’s remarkable, really. And according to research on the science of networking, it’s something that adults should be emulating. The sad truth is that people instinctively gravitate toward people like themselves. This is the easiest way to form associations -- we know that people like us will share the same norms. And if they

out one person that you’ve never spoken to before. Ask him questions about himself. Find out why he’s attending the event. Ultimately, try to find something in common with him. Make a point to have a number of interactions like this each month and watch as your network becomes a mosaic. If you really want to stretch yourself, attend a class or a lecture that you think is completely outside your realm

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Common ways of contracting bed bugs include: - Staying overnight in bed bug infested accommodations like hotels and shelters - Buying or using infested second-hand furniture - Picking up infested discarded items, such as items that someone has put to the curb for garbage pick-up - Living in a multi-unit housing complex that has a bed bug infestation It is important to take precautions when you are travelling or picking up discarded or used furniture.

Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs While Travelling When travelling, inspect your hotel room for evidence of bed bugs before settling in. Look for live or dead bed bugs, eggs, small black spots (feces), or bed bug skins. • Pull back all bedding at the head of the bed, near the head board, to look for evidence of

bed bugs • Check the underside of the mattress tag • Check the seams of the mattress and the box spring • Examine the back of the head board • Never place luggage on the bed • Examine the luggage stand and place your bag on the stand away from the wall • Do not place your belongings in drawers • Use a flashlight to inspect the closet for evidence of bed bugs before hanging your clothes • Place your shoes in an open area, not under the bed or in the closet • If bed bug evidence is found, report to management and ask for another room When you return home: • Inspect luggage and contents before bringing it into your home • Upon returning to your home, immediately unpack luggage in a location other than the bed room (e.g. bathroom, garage, mud room or foyer) • Launder all clothing with hot water and dry on high heat for at least 30 minutes • A soft bag (e.g. duffel style bag) is an alternative to a hard sided suitcase as it can be placed in the dryer when you get home If you think you may have come in contact with bed bugs during your travels, it is very important to watch and check for signs of bed bugs. Look for signs of bed bugs in the following areas: • Bed frames, head board, mattresses, and box

springs • Chairs and couches • Under area rugs and along the edges of carpets • Behind baseboards

How to address a bed bug infestation: The best way to deal with a bed bug problem is through an integrated pest management approach, which may include: vacuuming, reducing clutter, steam cleaning, sealing cracks and crevices, washing and drying clothes at high temperatures, and the use of a trustworthy professional pest control company. For more information, call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656) or email us at healthsante@ for more information. You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ottawahealth) and Facebook.

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Put your Best ’Food’ Forward March is Nutrition Month, Ottawa Public Health is focusing on helping you make the best choices by providing you with tips on how to plan, shop for, and cook healthy, delicious meals. At some point, most of us have resolved to eat healthier. Yet, when we get to the grocery store, many of us run into this: • endless aisles of packaged food; • many choices of fresh fruit and vegetables often make for hard decisions; • tempting aromas of the bakery wafts through the store; and • deli counter offers ready-to-eat meals. How does one filter through all of these options to find the best food, for the lowest price, that can be prepared quickly and easily?

Plan Planning meals and writing a grocery list is a great way to save time, money and effort when it comes to prepping meals and shopping for food. Start by planning your main meals for the week. Have you ever made a list of your family’s top ten favourite healthy meals? Having such a list will make meal planning a breeze. Perhaps you’re looking for new recipe ideas? EatRight Ontario’s My Menu Planner will help you create a personalized menu plan, complete with seasonal recipes and a shopping list. Shop When it comes to grocery shopping, reading labels and comparing products is key to making healthy food choices. If ever in doubt (or in a hurry), it’s easy to seek out beautiful colourful food that packs a crunch. If you can, shop for fresh produce whenever possible - you’d be surprised by the extra crunch local vegetables provide! Check out Foodland Ontario to see when your favourite vegetables and fruit are in season. Frozen vegetables and fruits are also a great option and can be just as nutritious as fresh ones, especially in the winter months Another food group that might surprise you with its satisfying crunch - grain products! Let your nose follow that tempting aroma to the bakery where you can find delicious whole grains. Lastly, don’t forget the outer aisles of the grocery store. This is where you will find lower fat 1% or skim milk and lean meats such as skinless chicken and extra-lean ground beef. These items may not be

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Bed bugs are small insects that usually hide during the day and come out at night to bite human hosts. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and, because they hide in small spaces like cracks or crevices, are often very hard to find. As a result, you may have signs of a bed bug problem – bites around your face, neck, upper body, arms and hands that you notice after waking up from a night’s sleep – without having seen a bed bug for weeks. Bed bugs can be a nuisance, but it is important to know that they do not spread disease, nor do they fly or jump.

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Plan to bring life back to Dundonald Park Laura Mueller


Sick over service cuts Marlene Riviere, chairwoman of the Ottawa Health Coalition, speaks to supporters at a rally staged in front of the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus on March 4. The protesters, consisting mainly of organized labour groups, denounced hospital staffing cuts that they say will negatively affect patient care. Riviere called for revenues to be increased in order to offset the need for staffing cuts.

EMC news - Spending money to repair Dundonald Park is at the top of a new list of recommendations. But with since funding is available, local activists are on the right track by offering programs that foster a sense of community in the park instead, the report says. The Centretown green space has been the focus of a yearlong study by consultants from 8-80 Cities’ Place for People Project. “We know that creating a strong sense of community ownership and stewardship is vital for the success of any public space,” said Emily Munroe of 8-80 Cities in a press release. Building stronger social ties in the diverse community is a major goal of the Centretown Community Health Centre’s new push to offer programming in the park. Data collected by 8-80 Cities shows that 75 per cent of park users spent less than five minutes at Dundonald Park, and 57 per cent of users just walked through the park. The report recommends finding ways to encourage people to linger and use the park in different ways. The ongoing Centretown Movies outdoor film screenings was an idea 8-80 Cities loved and encouraged to continue.

Many of the report’s suggestions are already happening in the park, indicating the health centre is on the right track. Things like theatre and musical performances, neighbourhood picnics and yoga classes have been offered in the past, and those should be expanded, the report recommends. Thirty per cent of respondents strongly agreed that the park is not well-used in the winter, so 8-80 Cities suggests that a winter festival might be a nice addition to get people out in the colder months. Offering snowshoe and ski lessons is another option. Food-based ideas were popular with people consulted, so the report recommends trying things like offering baking classes (an outdoor oven would be needed) and creating a community garden. The full report can be found at The key to making those lofty plans a reality is making a plan for implementation. The consultants from 8-80 Cities have done it elsewhere and suggest that a bartering system might work. Bartering would encourage people to provide their skills or services in Dundonald Park in exchange for points that could be used for discounts on city services or at local businesses. “Lack of maintenance and disrepair sends the message that the park is neglected, which only encourages users

to treat the park poorly,” the report states. Basic repairs and improvements should be completed within six months, according to 8-80 Cities. Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes was away and unavailable for comment when the report was released, but a statement from the Centretown Community Health Centre suggests new funds won’t be coming. “In the current environment where funds for infrastructure changes are limited, Centretown CHC will continue to work with the City of Ottawa and community partners to improve the park in creative ways and within existing resources,” the statement reads. The report also shows for how the space could be improved if money is available. The park is already bisected into triangular quarters by Xshaped pathways running to each corner. The centre could be used as event space, 8-80 Cities suggests. The north side of the park at Somerset Street would be well-suited for popup activities such as yoga, a farmers’ market or community gatherings, while the east side would make for good open space for sports and other activities. The west side already has playground equipment, so it’s a natural family/play area. The south side is ideal for facility space, things like washrooms, exercise equipment, barbecues or bake ovens.


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EMC news - The new Glebe Annex Community Association is breathing a sigh of relief after a contentious planning application has been deferred for a month, giving the fledgling group and developer a chance to work things out together. A development proposed for 265 Carling Ave. was originally scheduled to go before the city’s planning committee on Feb. 26, but was deferred at the last minute. The community association, Capital Coun. David Chernushenko and the neighbouring Dow’s Lake Residents Association requested the deferral, stating they felt their concerns were not being taken into consideration. The Glebe Annex board said the group is hoping the extra time will offer a chance to have an open dialogue with the developer, Taggart Realty Management. “I think it’s a good thing,” said association R0011951207_0307

member Sylvia Milne. “We are hoping that the postponement will get some dialogue with Taggart going. We are looking forward with having an open and fair dialogue.” The application for 265 Carling served as a catalyst for the community to form the association in the first place and has been one of the main issues members have been working on informally since November. The developer is looking for an amendment to the existing zoning bylaw. The change would increase the allowed height from nine storeys to 18, a project that would also see townhomes built facing Cambridge Street. The community has expressed concerns that the building should comply with the current zoning. What height the building ends up remains to be seen, Milne said, because of the “spot zoning” that currently taking root across the city. Prior to the scheduled planning committee meeting, Chernushenko told the Ottawa East News that the developer had not been working with the community. Now, however, he said the developer is asking to work with the community -- a result both Chernushenko and the association have been working towards since the application was first proposed in April 2012. “We are feeling a little more positive about the issue because we are getting a chance to sit down with them,” Milne said. The application has been deferred to the next planning committee, scheduled for March 26.





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Public to weigh in on Brewer pond plans Residents to get peek at proposal to connect water hole with Rideau River Michelle Nash

EMC news - Residents will have their chance to weigh in on plans to take a former swimming pond in Brewer Park and connect it to the Rideau River. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority will hold a public open house on March 9 at the Ottawa South Community Centre. The authority’s Jennifer Lamoureux is helping plan the event. “We hope to have as many people to come out as possible,” Lamoureux said. Aside from the conservation authority, the city, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Muskies Canada are also working on the proposal. The pond was created as a swimming area, but has not been used for many years. Now the area is frequented by dog owners, as the area is part of an offleash dog park. Lamoureux said the plans in-

clude maintaining the walking path around the pond with a path across the top of the culvert. Residents will have the opportunity to speak with experts from all the organizations involved about the project. A presentation will begin at 4 p.m.. “We will introduce the project and the elements of the project, what we plan to do, the timing and what it will look once it’s complete,” Lamoureux said. The proposal to connect the pond to the river was first announced by the conservation authority on Dec. 13. The plan is to cut a notch in the berm separating the pond from the river, allowing water to flow freely between the two bodies. The elevation of the pond will be lowered in some areas, to help more vegetation and wildlife prosper. Lamoureux said the authority will be targeting the species known as muskellunge, but will make the area a proper breeding ground for any other fish spawning, nursing or feeding at the

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority plans to hold an open house on March 9 at the Ottawa South Community Centre to discuss with residents its upcoming project to connect the Brewer Park Pond to the Rideau River. pond. The Old Ottawa South Community Association’s environment committee is helping facilitate the open house and is encouraging area residents to express their views on the project. According to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the quality of fish in the Old Ottawa South portion of the river is high and creating the new connection could create a new fish habitat. The timeline for the project

would see construction begin as early as August and no later than November of this year. If the project is approved, the area around the pond would be planted with trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The open house begins at 3:15 p.m. For residents unable to attend, Lamoureux said the conservation authority aims to have a page dedicated to the project on its website, after March 9.

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From left, j. wallace and partner S. Bear Bergman talk about the challenges of being a non-traditional family during the Rainbow Youth Forum held on Feb. 26. worked for the Halton District School Board. The couple has a three-yearold who sometimes identifies as a boy, sometimes as a girl, and most often as a mid-size dragon. “He’s comfortable asking people if they’d like to be addressed as a he, she or they,” wallace said. Wallace said there have been some challenges with parenting in a transgendered partnership – complete with a series of phone calls to modify Stanley’s birth certificate so wallace and Bergman could be listed as his father. Donna Blackburn, the public school board trustee that represents parts of Nepean and Barrhaven, said she was happy to be able to attend the event. “There certainly wouldn’t have been anything like this when I was going to high school,” she said. Blackburn, the school’s first openly-gay trustee, started putting together a team to march in the city’s Pride Parade two years ago. She invited all the students to join this year.

Wallace’s mother accepted the choice, but didn’t want the grandparents to know. “I could hide I was a lesbian from my grandfather, but then when I was going through a sex change it was difficult to hide, so it would have meant not seeing him.” Wallace described the coming out story to the students at the Confederation Education Centre. It had a surprisingly good ending, with wallace’s grandfather saying he was “growing up to be a fine young man.” Bergman’s parents also experienced what was described as coming out fatigue. “It got to a point where I would say, ‘I have something to tell you’ and they would say, ‘No, we are still dealing with the last thing,’” Bergman said. Along with a friend who had two mothers, Bergman formed one of the first gaystraight alliances in an American school. Now, an author, poet and playwright, Bergman makes a living educating people. wallace is also an educator, having

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Now, I loved my food. I ate every meal as if it was my last one on earth. I hated head cheese and blood pudding, but this time of year our supply of both had pretty well run out. I had no idea what I could give up that wouldn’t seriously affect my mealtimes. I thought long and hard, but couldn’t come up

Not only did Father think Mother’s idea of everyone giving up meat on Fridays was like asking a farmer to give up chores, but now she was pressing everyone to give up something they loved for the entire few weeks of Lent. Emerson, who said he was giving up pie, lasted one meal, so he switched to gum. His chances of getting a package of gum were pretty slim back in the 30s, so that wasn’t much of sacrifice for Emerson. Everett loved dill pickles and he told everyone within earshot he wouldn’t be taking another dill until Mother told him Lent was over.

a thing. I took my problem to my older and much wiser sister Audrey, who was always able to come up with a solution to just about anything that ailed me. She suggested I give up either butterscotch discs or baloney, both of which she knew I loved with a passion, ever so much more that licorice pipes and humbugs which Mr.

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Brighten up your winter meals with fresh citrus EMC lifestyle - It may be cold and bleak outside, but your meals don’t have to be. Preparing meals with a sweet splash of citrus not only adds flavour, but also nutrients that can help energize you during the dreary months. “While many fresh fruits and vegetables are out of season in winter, Florida grapefruit is at its peak,” says registered dietitian Lydia Knorr. “Citrus fruit and juices have tremendous flavour, provide your body with a natural boost in energy and are an excellent source of vitamin C.” As a flavour agent and source of essential nutrients, citrus can bring sunshine to any meal. This recipe incorporates citrus fruit and juice for a Thai chicken and grapefruit noodle salad. Ingredients

• 375 g (12 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced • 45 ml (3 tbsp) canola oil, divided • 30 ml (2 tbsp) grapefruit juice • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Thai red curry paste • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated fresh ginger, divided • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fish sauce • 15 ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) granulated sugar

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Combine chicken with 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the canola oil, grapefruit juice, curry paste and 10 ml (2 tsp) of the ginger. Coat evenly and set aside. In a bowl, whisk the remaining oil, ginger, fish sauce, vinegar and sugar. Set aside. Cook the noodles for two minutes, then drain, rinse and place them in bowl. Add the grapefruit, red pepper, bean sprouts, peanuts and green onion. Drizzle with dressing, toss well and set aside. In a skillet over medium-high heat, stir fry chicken for about eight minutes, until it is no longer pink. Spoon over noodles and toss. Sprinkle with mint before serving. Makes four servings.

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EMC news - The city’s young people will have the chance to hit the gridiron this spring when a new flag football league starts up at Carleton University. The Canadian Football Institute is organizing the 5 on 5 Youth Flag Football program, which will start up on May 25. Scott Endicott, the institute’s president, said it is for youth looking to become more familiar with the rules of the game. “The biggest thing about

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The two intellectuals, on paper, may not seem likely tour buddies. Rubin is the former chief economist for CIBC World Markets, where he worked for more than 20 years. Suzuki, a geneticist, is best known for his views on the environment and sustainable ecology. But the pair agree that humans can’t keep living the way they are if they want to survive - and they both agree that a slowing economy is good for us in the long run. “When a real economist tells us we’re at the end of growth, I got excited,” Suzuki told the audience, joking that no one listens to environmentalists on such matters. “No one can tell him he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.” Rubin said that while recessions and economic slowdowns “make environmentalists la-


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EMC news - Despite a few setbacks before and during the event, environmentalist David Suzuki and former CIBC economist Jeff Rubin captivated their audience at Centretown United Church on Feb. 26. The lecture and book-signing event was hosted by independent bookstore Octopus Books as part of the pair’s Eco Tour across the country. Rubin is promoting his book The End of Growth, which argues that high oil prices will slow the economy while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions - both good things. Suzuki complemented Rubin’s point with his idea that people, politicians and nations need to stop prioritizing human constructs like the economy and make clean air, water and soil the top priority. “In a city our highest priority becomes our job,” he told the audience. “You need a job to give you money to buy the things you want. The economy is perceived as our highest priority.” He said society created the economy to serve us, and now we live to serve the economy: we are under constant pressure to consume more stuff to keep the economic engine chugging. “Ever since the end of World War Two we’ve been afflicted with a terrible appetite for stuff,” Suzuki added. “We love to shop.” The evening was supposed to be moderated by CBC radio host Robin Bresnahan, but when she fell ill federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May stepped in at the last minute - a pleasant surprise for the many environmentalists in the audience.

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EMC news – Becoming a successful professional football player requires hard work, seriousness and perseverance. This is the message that Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi brought to his former high school with hopes of inspiring students to follow their dreams. Bilukidi returned to Franco-Cité high school, which he attended as a Grade 9 student and gave an inspiring presentation to the students about both his personal and professional life. He spoke about his experience as a rookie NFL player and showed students how good balance between academics and sports can be the key to success. “It feels good trying to explain to the young generation what it takes to get where I am right now,” said Bilukidi. Bilukidi played collegiate football for the Georgia State Panthers before becoming the first former Georgia State football player to be drafted into the NFL when he was chosen by the Raiders as the 189th pick overall in the Sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. “I can’t explain well enough how accomplished I feel right now,” said Bilukidi. The 23-year-old star told the packed auditorium that making it to the NFL was a struggle. “My message to them is keep persevering. Just because you are from a city like Ottawa doesn’t mean that you can’t do what you want to do,” he said. “You want to play pro-football go ahead. Go follow your dreams, but take calculated steps.” He added that sometimes it requires taking a risk to succeed. Taking a risk led to Bilukidi to leave his home and family to try out his luck in the United States. “I took a risk for leaving my home and I had to go somewhere I had no idea how people were there,” he said. Bilukidi had only played football for five years when he was drafted, which he said shows the amount of work and effort he put into football. Now he says he is living his dream. “It’s been great but hard,” said Bilukidi. “It doesn’t matter how much money they pay you. It is not an easy ride. You have to work hard because every week somebody wants to replace you.” He said he’s been successfull because he has come to master what coaches want in players. “You have to show that you know the playbook; that you know what you are doing and what your opponent is doing. The coaches love someone who wants to know and study the game,” said Bilukidi. “It is tough but rewarding at the end, especially when you get paid for something that you love to do.” Bilukidi said he hopes Ottawa’s new CFL team that is set to begin play next year as well as the return of football at Carleton University will help inspire more kids to play the game.

“It’s big. I feel Ottawa is now taking sports more seriously, which is good because I feel the Americans have understood that sports bring money to a city, a school and that is a reality,” he said. “Sports is such a huge market right now, and the Americans are taking huge advantage of it and that is why they usually get the best players to come play there.” Grade 11 Smith Léandre who plays on the Franco-Cité’s football team, agreed he can follow into Bilukidi’s footsteps if he works hard. His only worry – football is expensive in Ottawa. “He (Bilukidi) got an amazing chance a lot of us would wish to have,” said Léandre. “His experience tells me that if I can be organized, be disciplined and follow my dreams, I can also be the next star.” Bilukidi was born in Angola, and briefly lived in France and Brazil before settling in Ottawa. He was raised by a single mother, after his father left when he was four. “My mother has worked so much for me to get where I am. You can never repay back your mother for the things they have done, but you could show she is appreciated by doing things like what I am doing right now,” said Bilukidi.

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Christo Bilukidi is an Angolan-Canadian defensive tackle playing for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. The 23-year-old Ottawa resident was at Franco-Cité high school on Feb. 27 to speak about his experience and inspire students to follow their dreams.

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The Canadian Association of Social Workers celebrates National Social Work Week to recognize social workers contribution to society. The theme this year is: “Restoring Hope: The power of Social Work”. Throughout the month of March, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is taking this one step further and bringing awareness to all workers associated with child welfare. These individuals play an important role in ensuring children, youth and families of our community are kept safe and secure. They are involved with the planning and delivery of a variety of services, such as: family support services, advocacy, foster care placement, and child protection, to name a few. They seldom get the recognition they deserve, in fact, if things go well, we never hear about it. There are many committed individuals whose efforts have made positive changes in the lives of countless vulnerable children and families.

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On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Councillor Allan Hubley and I cohosted a pizza lunch at City Hall to raise awareness and funds for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health’s Do It for Daron (D.I.F.D.) “Power to the Purple” campaign. Gabriel Pizza generously donated the pizza for the event and additionally donated $1 from each pizza sold at all Gabriel Pizza locations that day.

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Philanthropist, 80, isn’t showing any signs of slowing down Dave Smith’s latest charitable project a new drug treatment centre in Kanata Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - For a man who has raised millions for charity, Dave Smith didn’t grow up with very much. Sitting the Your Family Restaurant on Merivale Road, where Nate’s Deli has moved, the 80-year-old recounted stories of sleeping sideways on the bed to make sure there was enough room for all the kids. And even though they didn’t have a lot, Smith was always taught the importance of giving. “A lot of the time in the winter my mother would come home without a coat, and she would just say, ‘someone needed it more than me,’” Smith said. And while, there is now a street named after him in a development in Riverside South, Smith shows no signs of slowing down. He said if everything goes as planned, shovels will be in the ground for a new residential drug treatment centre for youth in rural Kanata in the next year.

He is also working on a technical, vocational school for aboriginal youth near Thunder Bay. Smith said young people are the future. “Small things can really make a difference,” he said. “We can turn their lives around.” His work with youth was started after a phone call from a Nate’s customer. “He called and asked me how he could tell if his son’s friend was on drugs,” Smith said. “It didn’t take long to figure out it was his son, and I told him I would get back to him.” A few days later, Smith was talking at a local school and when he was finished, he asked students to come and join him on the stage if they knew someone who had a problem with drugs. “The stage filled up pretty fast,” Smith said. And that was the beginning of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. After lobbying the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and having kids speak on Parliament Hill, where


Ottawa philanthropist Dave Smith, at right alongside Your Family restaurant owner Scott Singer, recently turned 80 but is still moving full steam ahead on charitable projects. Smith was known for catering events, the day centre opened in 1993. Now Smith is anxious to begin expansion work on the residential centres in Carp

and Carleton Place. “The day centre was alright, but from the beginning I wanted to have a residential facility,” Smith said. “We would close down at the end

of the day and then the kids would be back with their friends and in their neighbourhoods. It was a challenge.” Another of Smith’s pet

projects, which also celebrated its 80th birthday, made a move to Nepean this year. The centre, which was on City Place Drive, has now moved to Rideau Heights Drive near West Hunt Club Road and Prince of Wales Drive. The organization helps to provide essentials to low-income families. Smith said they offer everything from furniture to toiletries at the lowest prices possible. “It’s a great service. A lot of families come to Canada with nothing and this helps them get started,” Smith said. Smith chairs the organization’s board. He said it takes hundreds of volunteers to do the work to gather donations, make deliveries and man the store. “There are a lot of people out there who want to help,” he said. “Ottawa is a great community.” While still planning the vocational centre near Thunder Bay and a new treatment centre in the same area for young aboriginal people with addictions issues, Smith is doing work in Afghanistan and here in Ottawa. When asked if he might slow down anytime soon, he shook his head no. “There’s still a lot of work to be done,” he said.

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poser Guiseppe Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200th birthday. Tyrone Paterson, Opera Lyraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic director, will conduct the National Arts Centre Orchestra for the performances.

performed operas in the world. The role of Violetta will be performed by Corinne Winters, a United States resident who will be making her Canadian debut with this role. Eric Margiore, Gregory Dahl and a supporting cast of graduates from Opera Lyraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio program will join Winters on the


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Ottawa’s latest pro soccer club to keep Fury name Eddie Rwema

EMC sports – Ottawa’s North American Soccer League franchise will be called the Ottawa Fury FC, owners announced at press conference on Feb. 25 at Algonquin College. The decision follows a team-naming contest that generated more than 4,000 suggestions. Club president and owner John Pugh said they saw no reason of changing the name that is already associated with success. “After so much deliberation, we decided that no name surpassed that of the Fury, which already associates Ottawa across Canada and the United States with the winning culture, success on the field, stability off the field and an attractive brand of soccer,” he said amid cheers from fans who waited eagerly for the announcement. The only change imbedded in the name is FC, for football club. “Football is the name of the world’s game and yes, we are a football club,” said Pugh

The franchise will commence league play in 2014 after the major stadium reconstruction project at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park is completed. Pugh said their goal is to provide exciting, affordable professional soccer to passionate fans in a soccerfriendly new stadium. “This is Ottawa’s team and it is really important for our fans to feel and be part of it,” he said. “The next 12 months will prove very exciting as we continue to build the Ottawa Fury FC franchise.” NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson said the hard work that has been put into the project will ensure success both on and off of the filed for many years to come. “We are very proud as part of the NASL to have Ottawa part of this league and we are looking forward to working together with the community and the club to create a lot of excitement and a lot of passion in the city,” he said. Peterson said the NASL has grown to 12 teams including Ottawa. “Everyone is working very hard and is excited about the


Club president John Pugh announces that Ottawa Fury FC will be the new name of the Ottawa soccer team that will be playing in the North American Soccer League on Feb. 25 at Algonquin College. momentum we are generating throughout North America and we are very optimistic about the future of the league and about our future here,” he said. He said they expect more

to see Ottawa be part of that,” said Peterson. Pugh also announced that the Ottawa Fury FC will soon launch a campaign for Ottawa soccer fans to assist their branding team in the selec-


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than 800,000 people to attend the NASL games in 2014 once new teams are onboard. Indianapolis and Virginia will join in 2014. “We continue to see growth and excitement and we expect

tion of the official logo the team will wear. “Fans are part of the entertainment at soccer games,” he said. Orléans Coun. Bob Monette said the partnership between the city and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to revitalize Lansdowne Park and its stadium means “we will have a premium venue to watch the stars of the game take to the field.” He said the presence of the NASL team in Ottawa will encourage more youth to try the game and inspire them to be stars of tomorrow. “Ottawa is a good fit for a vibrant league like the NASL. We look forward to welcoming the new team at Lansdowne Park in 2014,” said Monette. The Fury women’s program won the W-League North American Championship last July, while the men’s program has captured division titles in three of the past four seasons, and Fury’s youth academy has seen its boys program ranked first in North America over the past two years among Super YLeague clubs.

Meet Lola, a spayed female, black and tan Border Collie and Shepherd mix who is about 5 years old. She was brought to the OHS as a stray on January 29, but is now ready for adoptions! Lola loves to be with people. She is a very outgoing and affectionate dog who would love a family that would keep her in shape by taking her for nice, long, adventurous walks. Lola is a vocal lady, so her perfect fit would be in a single, detached home so she doesn’t get you in trouble with your neighbours. Lola is a smart lady and would like it if her new family would teach her some new tricks, as well as help her perfect her repertoire of basic obedience commands!


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Hi there, My name is Pebbles. I was adopted from the new Humane Society on Hunt Club road last November 19th, 2011. I was much smaller then and have doubled in size. I have made best friends with my owner Scott who throws me little rubber balls and toy mice so I can get my exercise. I’m an indoor kitty and need to stretch my legs with a good sprint around the house! He brushes me daily as I have a big fluffy coat that I like to show off. I also have a big purr and sure do like to snuggle with my friend at night. I’m always where the action is and try to help when I can which keeps Scott happy for the great company.

A Microchip only works if you keep it up-to-date us at 613-725-3166 ext. 236 if you require assistance updating your microchip. Haven’t got your pet microchipped yet? The next OHS microchip clinic is Sunday, September 23 at the Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Road. If you would like to find out more or make an appointment, please call 613-725-3166 ext. 221. While tags may be lost from time to time, they are still important as a quick visual means of identifying your pet. More information about microchip clinics and other community services offered by the OHS is available at www.

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Romeo is a neutered male, gray tabby Domestic Shorthair cat who is about six years old. He was transferred to the Ottawa Humane Society from another shelter on February 13, and is ready for adoptions. This regal fella will charm his way right into your heart. Since he was transferred from another shelter we don’t know much about Romeo’s past, but we are certain of one thing; he is looking for a family that will provide him with the love he deserves! Romeo likes nice, bright, sunny spots he can perch on to take naps. Romeo is currently at one of our Pet Adoption Location’s at the Petsmart in Orleans located at 2002 Mer Bleue Rd. For more information on the store hours and location, call 613-837-3313.


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Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, left, Ottawa Curling Club member Joe Pavia, Elaine Brimicombe, Ottawa South MP David McGuinty, Gerry Peckham, Rick Baker and Jamie Eddy were on hand March 2 as the RA Centre was announced as the site of the Canadian wheelchair curling championships. looking forward to learning a thing or two from the curlers at the upcoming event. And when it comes to wheelchair curling, those who play say it’s a lot of fun, but also takes a lot of effort and patience to learn. For instance, the game of curling typically has two or

three sweepers, who help reduce the friction underneath the stone or decrease the curl or the stone, but when it comes to wheelchair curling, there are no sweepers, there is just team members who take turns releasing the rock with a throwing stick and their skip, who helps them determine the ice conditions before the throw.

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OSU Academy Player Dylan Lawrence headed to St. FX X-Men After playing for the Ottawa South United Force Academy for the past three years, Dylan Lawrence is now ready to move on to the next stage in his life. The Holy Trinity Catholic High School senior recently signed with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, and will now spend the next four to five years of his life playing Canadian university soccer in Nova Scotia. St. FX Head Coach Graham Kennedy considers the talented OSU product a coup for the X-Men. “We are absolutely delighted to have a student-athlete like Dylan join our program,” Kennedy says. “I am excited about his potential. We are ‘the little school than can,’ and with recruits like Dylan joining our team, we will succeed.” It was at the 2012 OSU Showcase Tournament that X-Men associate coach Miroslav Novak saw Lawrence play. Strangely enough, however, it was St. FX’s women’s team coach Trevor Reddick who first noticed Lawrence at a local soccer event six years ago. Impressed by then 12-year-old Lawrence’s soccer tricks, Reddick casually mentioned to the young boy that he should play for St. FX one day. Lawrence’s soccer skills have gotten him even more attention recently as he is the co-star of two Youtube videos that feature Lawrence and teammate Stephen Veenema performing tricks around various locations in downtown Ottawa. The first video has over 14,000 views, while the second was officially sponsored by Ottawa Tourism. “We definitely did not expect the outcome we got from the first video,” recounts Lawrence, who helped with editing and production of the videos. “Having CTV and CBC radio contact us about the video, that really motivated us to make another one.” Lawrence has parlayed his video editing skills into his own company: Tacklebox Productions. They are currently filming promotional videos for Jumpstart Canada, a program dedicated to helping less fortunate children get involved in sports. While he would like to polish his production skills during his time at St. FX, Lawrence knows that his new teammates will be counting on him to produce on the pitch as well. “Hopefully, I can help them win a championship because it’s been a few years since they’ve won one,” highlights the playmaking midfielder. “My long-term dream is to play in the MLS, and I hope my route through St. FX will help me reach it.”

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“I loved playing for the OSU. They treated me really well and gave me every opportunity I could get to help me get a scholarship and it paid off,” explains the captain of the ’95 Force boys’ team. “Anybody who is planning to play at the university level, they provide you with opportunities like tournaments and showcases that get you the chance to be seen by university coaches.”

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EMC news - The RA Centre announced it will play host to this year’s Canadian wheelchair curling championships at the end of this month. The 2013 Wheelchair Curling Championships will welcome 10 teams from across Canada to the RA Centre from March 24-31. The centre is one of the most accessible facilities in the city for wheelchair curling, according to the Canadian Curling Association. Wheelchair curling clubs are welcomed weekly to train, play or learn the sport. The Ottawa Valley Curling Association, the Canadian Curling Association and members of the RA Centre announced the championship’s venue on March 2. “This is possibly the best centre, not only in Ottawa or Canada, but the world, to host wheelchair curling,” said Jamie Eddy of the Capital Curling Wheelchairs Club. Eddy and more than 30 members of his club attended the announcement, which also offered an opportunity to participate in a clinic on how to learn to wheelchair curl. This will be the second time the accessible centre will host the championships. The first was in 2007. More than 80 volunteers will help make sure the week runs smoothly, with everything from ticket sales to registration, said Elaine Brimicombe president of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association.. Brimicombe and Rick Baker, the RA Centre’s general manager, are the co-chairs for the championships, working alongside a committee of 10 people. “We started planning for this event, really since the last time we hosted,” Brimicombe said. “Back then we only had four teams participating but I am pleased this year we will welcome 10 years.” Teams from Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Northern Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan will participate in the week-long tournament. Ottawa South MP David McGuinty and Capital Coun. David Chernushenko attended the event. “I am looking forward to watching some of the competition over the course of the week,” McGuinty said. Chernushenko and McGuinty both admitted they had never curled in their life but were

First-time wheelchair curler, Jodi Hoar, she said it’s all in how you release the rock. “Everything is a variable,” Hoar said. “And every time you throw it is does something different.” Hoar and fellow curler, Sarah Shima decided to give the sport a try as a means to get out of the house in the winter time. “It’s so easy to become housebound in the winter, in a wheelchair,” Hoar said. “This game makes you get out of the house two to three times a week.” At the RA Centre the wheelchair curlers integrate with ablebodied curlers to play. Shima explains that although they are playing with a team who do have sweepers, the opportunity to play with these teams becomes a great learning experience. “To have the chance to play against the others is fantastic, you get to learn so much,” Shima said. The championships begin on March 24 and run through the week to March 31. Tickets and more information about the event are available online at wheelchair. Revera: Canadian owned for 50 years with more than 250 locations. Ottawa West News EMC - Thursday, March 7, 2013


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Women’s hockey team goes yellow, black National squad to sport unique jersey to support Livestrong

Ottawa City Councillor — Bay Ward Dear Neighbours, February may be a short month, but there was no shortage of activities. I was pleased to attend the many Winter Carnivals and Fun Days throughout Bay Ward. I spent an evening with a local Scout Troop and being a former cub scout myself, it was lots of fun. I also took time with the many volunteers who look after our outdoor rinks. It’s a difficult and demanding job and I was happy to say “thank you“ at the annual appreciation breakfast.

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It can’t all be fun and games of course and this past month my team and I worked hard at hosting a couple of events focussing on more serious issues to residents. LRT PResenTaTion I was pleased to attend and host a LRT presentation with the Wednesday Fellowship Group at All Saints Lutheran Church. City staff came out to give the group an update on the current plans, timelines and answered any questions they had on the LRT project. I want to also thank them for the lovely lunch and conversation following the presentation. My office would be pleased to arrange a presentation for your group as well.

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Players Gillian Apps, left, Meghan Agosta, Jayna Hefford and Tessa Bonhomme show off the Livestrong-themed jerseys the national team will wear during the first game of the world championships in Ottawa this April. after they finish treatment. “As a cancer survivor myself, I can tell you the impact these programs have,” Ulman said.

economic Re-DeveLoPmenT We had a great turnout on a very cold evening for our community meeting on Economic Re-development. We discussed plans for the re-development of Carling Avenue between Pinecrest Road and Bayshore Drive. We are still in the early stages of planning but we hope residents will see visible changes on Carling Avenue in late 2013 and early 2014. I am confident the new growth and enhancements on Carling Avenue will provide fulfilling easily accessible jobs for local residents and give people a real sense of community. cRysTaL Bay accesses I attended the Crystal Bay Annual General Meeting where I was pleased to speak to residents on the issue of public access to the Ottawa River. My office in cooperation with City Staff is working hard on this issue to clarify some of the concerns raised by local residents. We will keep you up to date as more details become available and decisions are made. onTaRio RenovaTes PRogRam in oTTawa I am excited to tell you about a new program which will start this spring and will benefit low-income seniors and eligible disabled residents. The goal of the program which was approved by Council is to help seniors and those with disabilities to continue to live independently. Seniors who qualify could repair such things as heating & electrical systems, chimneys, doors, windows and plumbing. Those living with a disability could benefit with modifications to increase accessibility like ramps, handrails, chair lifts and height adjustment for countertops. The Ontario Renovates Program will begin on April 2, 2013 and run for two years. As more information becomes available it will be posted to our website. moTheR’s Day Tea We have begun to plan my annual Mother’s Day Tea which will be held on Thursday May 9th, 2013. If you have attended in the past you know it’s a wonderful afternoon of music and conversation with a few surprises. The event is held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Britannia Park and space is limited. If you would like to reserve your seat or have questions you can call our office and we would be pleased to assist you. As always, please feel free to contact me at our City Hall or Community office, or reach out to me on social media. Bookmark and visit our website www. to learn much more about our community and to stay up to date on what’s new. For all those who celebrate, I wish you a Happy Easter.


Mark Taylor Ottawa City Councillor, Bay Ward


EMC sports - A month after head coach Dan Church’s father passed away from cancer, the national women’s hockey team announced they would don yellow and black for their first game of the world championships in Ottawa. The Livestrong jersey celebrates a cancer charity, Livestrong, started by cyclist Lance Armstrong. Agosta said the team was quick to embrace the third jersey, because everyone has been affected by cancer at some point, not just Church. “I think we’re doing something for everybody who has lost somebody whose near and dear to them,” she said. “When we found out about it, we were very excited to hop on board. It’s going to make the atmosophere that much better.” She also said she’s excited to be coming back to Ottawa, which she described as “hockey city” after playing at Scotiabank Place in 2010. Agosta thinks Ottawa will break records again, after setting a women’s hockey game attendance record after 16,347 fans came out to watch Canada play the U.S.A. on Jan. 1, 2010. The women’s world hockey championships get underway in under a month, with the first preliminary round games kicking off on April 2. For the first game of the women’s world hockey championships on April 2, the special third jersey will be worn. “Hockey Canada has changed colours of jerseys before, but they’ve never changed the colour of the logo, so this is a very special time,” said player Meghan Agosta. Agosta, along with teammates Gillian Apps, Jayna Hefford and Tessa Bonhomme, were at the SportChek at Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre on Feb. 27 to unveil the new jerseys. Livestrong Foundation president and CEO Doug Ulman was in Ottawa for the presentation, and highlighted one of the programs that Livestrong funds, called cancer transitions. He said the transition program helps cancer survivors “find the new normal”


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

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.


The Sunnyside library at 1049 Bank St. is hosting a garden-

ing program on March 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about the selection and care of perennials for sun and shade. This free session is presented by Robert Wolodarski of Artistic Landscape Designs. Register at or call InfoService at 613-5802940. The Canadian Friends of Finland invites everyone to a skating party on the Governor

General’s rink from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A social follows at the New Edinburgh Pub, 1 Beechwood Ave. Reserve by calling 613-883-7494.

March 8

Celebrate International Women’s Day. Come to Carlington Community Health Centre on March 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to learn about services for women in the community

Shine a Light on our Youth! Saturday, April 20,2013 6:00 pm to 12:00 am Centurion Conference and Event Centre 170 Colonnade Road In Support of NROCRC’s Youth Programming

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March 13

The Christian Women’s Central Club invites you to its March dessert buffet. A fashion show will feature spring and summer fashions from Zacks & Cazza Petites. Music will be provided by vocalist Andrea Nicholls, while speaker Evelyn Hollinger will be talking about the theme of friends. Admission is $6, $2 for first-time 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.

March 9

Embellissement Vanier invites residents to its meeting on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Centre francophone de Vanier, 290 Dupuis St. Everyone is welcome.

March 20

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 of Lowertown 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. Lecture will be in English. Questions are welcome in either official language. For more information, email info@heritageottawa. org, call 613-230-8841 or visit

on structure and methods of narration. Be prepared to redesign (possibly jackhammer) your verse, discuss changes, and rebuild! Registered participants are asked to send three poems (up to five pages), two weeks in advance, to David O`Meara (dvdomeara@gmail. com) or drop them off at the Carlingwood Library labelled Poetry Workshop Spring 2013 CA by April 5th. David O’Meara is the author of three books of poetry, a play, and is the artistic director of VERSeFest, Canada’s international poetry festival. Register for this workshop at

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 www.cancer. ca/granddesserts or phone 613-723-1744 ext. 3610.

April 14

Area runners are being invited to put together a team for the 2013 Minto Run for Reach 5K Team Challenge on April 14. Benefits include custom T-Shirts (if registered by April 10), a pancake breakfast, race kit, prizes and bragging rights. Teams must consist of between four and five members who can be all men, all women, or mixed. Early bird rate ends March 14. Register online at www.runningroom. com or For information, contact Jocelyn Rodrigue at 613-236-6636 or

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, encyclopedias, or text books. The drop-off 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

April 5

Looking to improve your poetry? A workshop at Carlingwood library is here to help. A two hour tear-down and refurbishment of your poem, this workshop on April 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. will focus

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41. Put into service 42. Snake catcher tribe of India 44. Best section of the mezzanine 45. Masseur 47. Funereal stone slabs 49. Before 50. Again 51. 1 of 10 official U.S. days off 58. Alternate name 59. One of Bobby Franks’ killers 60. Port capital of Vanuatu 61. Individual dishes are a la ___ 62. Shellfish 63. Welsh for John 64. Fencing swords 65. Griffith or Rooney 66. Titanic’s fate CLUES DOWN 1. Far East wet nurse

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Finding time to get everything done can be challenging, Aries. Fortunately, you have quite a few supporters in your corner who are willing to lend a helping hand.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, difficult decisions take time to mull over. Although you want to properly work through all the scenarios, this week you might not have all the time you need.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

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

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2. Apulian seaport 3. Barrel hole stopper 4. Tavern where ale is sold 5. Anew 6. Actor Montgomery 7. Pigmented skin moles 8. Adam & Eve’s garden 9. Legislative acts 10. Pit 11. Butter alternative 12. Actor Sean 13. A major division of geological time 21. Hyrax 22. Country of Baghdad (alt. sp.) 25. Repetitive strumming 26. West Chadic 27. Rattling breaths 28. Savile Row tailor Henry 29. Burbot 30. Christmas lantern in the

Phillipines 31. Utilization 32. Sound units 34. Leg shank 37. Umlauts 40. Female owners of #4 down 43. One who regrets 46. Serenely deliberate 47. Stuck up 48. Cablegram (abbr.) 50. In advance 51. Envelope opening closure 52. Ireland 53. Australian Labradoodle Club of America (abbr.) 54. Poetic forsaken 55. Female operatic star 56. Actor Alda 57. An American 58. Highest card 0307

CLUES ACROSS 1. Swedish rock group 5. Teen skin disorder 9. An instrument that magnifies 14. Sledgehammer 15. Ran away from 16. Old European silver coin 17. “Rule Britannia” composer 18. Rend or tear apart 19. Oats genus 20. Greater TV resolution 23. Kiln 24. A furrow in the road 25. Family Turdidae 28. Duck-billed mammal 33. German tennis star Tommy 34. “You Send Me” singer Sam 35. Volcanic mountain in Japan 36. Governed over 38. Process of decay 39. Clear wrap brand

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, keep the lines of communication open with a loved one. There may be messages coming your way, and you should be ready to receive them.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

You may need to break out of your routines this week, Scorpio. Even though you thrive when things are organized, you cannot expect everything to go according to plan.

Gemini, water rolls off of your back quite easily. However, something tugs at you this week and you may have to give it more thought than you’re accustomed to.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Cancer, with such a hectic schedule, you may be feeling the pressure. It is not unreasonable to take some time for yourself and focus on your relationship with a spouse or significant other.

Capricorn, now is a good time to get friends or family together for an informal dinner party. Focus your energy on socialization to get away from the daily grind.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Sometimes you have to make a few mistakes before you get things right, Leo. Don’t let this worry you because you’ll get back on the right path soon enough.

Aquarius, others appreciate all that you do for them, but sometimes they have to do for themselves to learn valuable lessons. This week is a time to step aside.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Virgo, it’s important to recognize your way is not always the right way. If you absorb what other people are saying, you might have an easier go of things.




There are some happy moments in your immediate future, Sagittarius. This will make any difficult days in your recent past seem well worth it.

Pisces, things may seem like they are going to go one way this week, but at the last minute things turn in an entirely different direction.










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