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EMC news – Since the release of the draft Bayview Station community design plan at an open house on March 5, much has been made of the plan to redevelop the longabandoned industrial land. Community leaders in the neighbourhoods closest to the Bayview Yards and City Centre sites (both areas comprise the CDP) are saying the city is thinking along the right lines with its plan, though the proof will be in how the area actually develops through private development applications. Hintonburg Community Association president Jeff Leiper approved of the land use outlined in the plan. “This is moving in a really positive direction,” said Leiper, who worked with then-mayor Bob Chiarelli to initiate the original plan in

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2005. “Generally, the plan reflects a mainstream understanding of what should happen on that site – it’s a mixed-use site that should include commercial and residential.” Leiper said he is confused by why the city would make builders who want to develop there would have to apply for the necessary re-zoning bylaw. He said it would make more sense to re-zone the areas first, thus avoiding a possible community fight with a developer asking for more height than the CDP envisions. James McCrea, secretary for the Mechanicsville Community Association, said the group’s members were initially taken aback over the lack of notice for the open house, which amounted to five days. The plan itself was regarded more favourably. See PATHWAYS, page 11

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EMC news – Online surveys? Twitter? Old-fashioned community meetings? The city wants to know how you’d like to be engaged in municipal issues. The city has never really updated its policy on how it consults with individuals and groups, said the city’s general manager of community and social services, Aaron Burry.

The public consultation strategy was put together in 2004 after amalgamation. “There wasn’t a lot of work done to put that into practice or look at how we were going to do this,” Burry said. “Given everything that’s changed in terms of how our world works.” Now, technology and social media are changing the way people engage with the city. See ONLINE, page 6

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EMC news – After decades of very little change, the west end of Albert Street is about to see a lot of activity. As part of the city’s light rail project, the stretch of Albert between Brickhill and City Centre avenues has been singled out for extensive above and below-ground infrastructure upgrades. An open house held at the Dalhousie Community Centre on March 5 the same night as the one for the adjacent Bayview community design plan – allowed residents to see the results of detailed design work, as well as provide feedback to city

staff. While the information outlined much of the planned work, the final look of the street and the timeline for project phasing and completion was left unclear due to unknowns relating to LRT construction. “All of this feels very anticipatory,” said Michael Powell, president of the Dalhousie Community Association. “We won’t see the final layout (of the streetscape) until 2018 or later, as (timeline details) are up in the air due to LRT construction.” While the timeline is still listed as “to be determined,” key aspects of the project are clear.

In addition to the replacement of sanitary sewer, water mains and road surface along that stretch of Albert, similar work will be performed on Booth Street between Primrose and Albert, Lorne Street between Primrose and Albert, Perkins Street between the dead-end and Albert, and Empress Avenue between the dead end and Albert. Schematics showed the installation of a wider sidewalk with median (totalling 3.5 metres in width) on each side of the road, with provisions made for future bike lanes. The roadway as a whole would be shifted several metres north from its current alignment.

At some point during the five-year LRT construction period there will be a need to re-route Transitway buses onto existing roadways from Tunney’s Pasture eastwards, and Albert and Scott Streets seem likely candidates. How the streets might handle that increase in bus traffic is so far unknown. Powell said he and other local residents fear Albert will remain a pedestrian-unfriendly, high-speed roadway fol-

lowing construction. “It’s not an inviting place right now,” said Powell. “It’s an arterial road. We hope to see a move away from the highway feel.” Space for segregated bike lanes is included in the plan, but when they would actually be installed remains to be seen. The multi-use pathway that currently exists on the north side of Albert would be preserved throughout the project, meaning that even during

the construction tumult there will be a connection to downtown. At the intersection of City Centre and Albert, Powell said he sees a “missed opportunity” for traffic signals. Signals at that point would slow traffic and make it easier for pedestrians to access the Bayview transit station, he said.

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ters in the Diocesan Centre in Alta Vista. In the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Ottawa will double, Watson said. For the first time ever there will be more seniors living in the city than children under the age of five. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp the impact of that, Watson said, so he offered an example. The first time he served as mayor from 1997 to 2000, Watson said he used to get around three or four requests each year to send out certificates congratulating residents on their 100th birthdays. Last year, Watson’s office received 27 requests. “That is telling me something,” he said.

“We are on the cusp of a significant demographic shift,” agreed Kathy Yach, president of the council’s board. It means the city will have to do things a little differently to serve its aging population. The older adult plan is a framework to look at how the city can “empower and support” its older residents, Watson said. From lengthening the walk time on pedestrian signals to putting out more yellow boxes of grit for residents to use on sidewalks, there many small and large ways the city can better support seniors, said Bay Coun. Mark Taylor, chairman of the city’s community and protective services committee. Taylor also highlighted a new city initiative – the Older Adult Activity Guide, which is published on ottawa.ca and in hard copy. It’s a compendium of all recreational services and programs the city offers for old-

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EMC news - A one-time grant from the Ontario government will help bring new opportunities to Ottawa residents with developmental disabilities. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli visited the Col-

onnade Road offices of the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD) on March 8 to deliver a cheque for $37,000. The money, sourced from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, will help the association train instructors and deliver new program-

ming aimed at fostering independence for the individuals it serves. A total of 60 adults with developmental disabilities are taking part in the Life-Skills Program, which was created in February. “Projects like this improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable residents,” said

Chiarelli. “I’m pleased this funding will also provide the training necessary to continue and expand this program.” The association is run by a volunteer board with strong ties to the community. The approach the organization takes towards bettering its clients’ lives is a holistic one.

Its functions include individual service planning, community participation planning, advocacy for clients and the services they use and other issues relating to achieving personal independence. “We are moving forward on building a good life for people with developmental disabilities,” said Bill Cowie, the as-

sociation’s chairman. “This funding will help us achieve that, as we help them to better plan for themselves.” Special projects selected for funding by the province are vetted through a competitive process, with applicants required to demonstrate their ability to improve services and supports for their clients.

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EMC news - A somber mood fell over Ottawa as more than 800 police officers from across Canada gathered at Notre Dame Cathedral March 9 to mourn the death of Const. Steve Déry. Déry, a police officer who grew up in Orléans, attending Garneau high school, had his life and career cut short abruptly on March 2 when he was shot while on duty in Kuujjuaq, northen Quebec. The 27-year-old was working with the Kativik Regional Police Service when he was shot when he and his partner responded to a domestic violence call in the community. A letter from Déry’s father Gilles, read by a friend, described his son as a “hero and a great police officer.” “I’m so proud to have had you as a son. I will think of you until we meet again,” Gilles wrote. His death touched close to home for many in Orléans, who remembered Déry from his hockey and lacrosse days as a teenager, and his early days growing up in Rockland. Mixed with the sadness

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EMC news - Owners of rundown vacant buildings can expect a crackdown from bylaw officials, Mayor Jim Watson said as he took a hardline stance on derelict properties on March 7. “No one wants a rundown building in their neighbourhood,� the mayor said. They detract from the value of neighbouring properties, discourage new businesses from locating nearby and create safety concerns, the mayor said. The crackdown means the city will begin to insist that property owners keep up with the basic maintenance required to keep their properties safe. Until now, the city had only been enforcing minimum standards because staff believed it would encourage property owners to take matters into their own hands. For the most part, that tactic has worked, he said. But not in all cases.

Under Ottawa’s current bylaws, the city can force property owners to fix the roof and paint and maintain the building’s facade, repair broken windows, clean up debris and garbage and ensure that protective boards called hoarding are painted and maintained to blend in with the building, “not becoming a mish-mash of posters,� Watson said. If the work isn’t done in the required amount of time, the city will send in a contractor do the work and add the cost to the owner’s property tax bill. Watson said the city does that “on a regular basis. According to city staff, the city has invoiced the owners of six derelict properties a total of $3,886 so far this year, but the city doesn’t track whether those properties were vacant or occupied. The city contracted $130,330 in repairs for 85 properties last year. “These are not unreasonable demands. It’s just common sense for any property owners,� the mayor said. “Show some

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Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury discuss changes to how the city deals with derelict properties in front of two examples in Vanier: 84 and 86 Beechwood Ave., owned by the Claude Lauzon Group. pride in your city and show some respect to your friends and neighbours.� “It’s a drag on the economic potential of neighbourhoods like this and it’s something that needs to be addressed if we aspire to more,� Hume added. Watson singled out one company in particu-

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tutional buildings that are vacant, but from street level, they shouldn’t (look) vacant,� Fleury said. Hume said the issue spans the entire city, and it’s not just about properties that have a heritage designation. “This is an issue that communities face whether you’re on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South or you’re in my community on Faircrest Heights that has a building that was damaged by fire,� Hume said. The city wants to see vibrant, “complete� streets and it is looking at a number of options to ensure that upkeep of buildings is part of that strategy. On April 18, city staff will present options for addressing derelict buildings at the community and protective services committee. Possible options include denying property owners vacancy discounts on their taxes, requiring a vacancy permit if a building remains unoccupied – something that’s done in Winnipeg, or requiring fire-safety plans for the building.

The consultation will look at how the city might be able to take advantage of those opportunities when it asks for feedback on different issues and proposals. “Going back 10 or 12 years ago at amalgamation, consultations were ‌ at four locations in the city – east, west, south and one open house – and that was consultation,â€? Burry said. “I think we are moving beyond that.â€? The city wants to look at everything from the very beginning of the process, including what the city is hoping to achieve through consultations, how it lets residents know consultations are happening and how different city departments can use the various forms of consultations that this process will outline. Engaging the “silent majorityâ€? will be a big part of it, Burry said. Online engagement is part of that, but co-ordinating with community groups like the City for

All Women Initiative helps, too. Initiative volunteers can follow the city’s consultation model and organize a smaller event that attracts residents who may not normally come out to a city-organized meeting, especially if the session can be offered in another language. Helping people understand when and how their feedback will make an impact will also be part of the process, Burry said. For instance, some people come to city committee meetings and don’t understand their speaking time will be limited to five minutes, or that they cannot ask questions to committee members. The city will also be looking at how other governments consult the public and offering examples of what might work in Ottawa. A strategy and a “toolkit� for city staff to use when consulting with the public will be brought to city councillors for approval in the fall, Burry said. An online survey will be available from March 25 to April 16.


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fter a winter of significant snowfall, everyone needs to take extra care around the waterways of the capital region this spring. According to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the snowpack in the area is at the second-highest level recorded since measurements began in 1974, posing a significant risk to low-lying areas in the watershed. If we get significant rainfall this spring, that will only increase the flooding risk. The conservation authority indicates a flood risk is not imminent, but the conditions are ripe for there to be a significant threat as temperatures rise. Residents living in traditionally flood-prone areas are advised to watch for flood warnings that could be potentially issued by the conservation authority. This flood risk is borne not just by those who live near rivers and lakes in the area, but also by those who enjoy spending recreational time in city parks and other riverside areas. Especially at risk are children and pets, who could easily stray too close to high water and be pulled under by swift currents. This means parents need to explain the dangers to their children and keep them away from moving water. Dog owners likewise should keep their pets on a leash whenever they are near rivers

or ponds. Children and pets are also prone to venturing out on the rapidly thinning ice. Recently the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition warned about the risks of thin ice, reminding residents that “one can never tell the true depth or the thickness of the ice by the colour on the surface.� The best advice is to simply stay off the ice. Emergency services responded to more than 75 ice and waterway related calls last spring, and two people drowned after falling through the ice, according to the coalition. With the increased flooding risk this spring, these numbers will only increase if people fail to remain wary of the dangers. These tragedies are something no one wants to experience and it falls to all of us to stay safe near waterways this spring. Several authorities have made clear the risks presented by high river levels and thinning ice, it is now our responsibility to ensure everyone heeds those warnings. The last thing a parent, sibling, friend or pet owner wants to do is lose a loved one. Stay aware of the risks, heed the warnings and stay away from area rivers, ponds and lakes until the threat has passed.

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Examining the sad decline of the Canadian snowbird

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here are people in this town who used to love the snow and the cold and don’t love it so much any more. It used to be that they could never get enough of it. They would look forward to skating and skiing and frolicking outdoors, coming inside only rarely to change toques and eat some soup. Going south in the winter was for sissies, these winter-lovers would say. Canada is winter, they would say, after Gilles Vigneault, and a true Canadian would never escape it. Spring was so much better if you’d endured all of winter. When spring came, you’d earned it. Not so, if you spent some of the winter months on beaches in southern climes. And then there was all that hassle about airline security and customs and lineups at the border. Why would you want to go through all that? Then, if you did, you’d just be another in the legion of snowbirds, guys with no tans wearing Bermuda shorts and lining up for dinner in Florida restaurants at five in the afternoon, hanging out with a whole bunch of people from Toronto at the Blue Jays spring training ballpark talking about bargain motels. That’s the thing about going south. You

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town become a stereotype. On top of that, it costs a lot of money to be a stereotype. Why would anybody want to do that? It’s difficult to answer the question, except to say that for all of us, or at least some of us, eventually the cold wears us down. Not just the cold, but the early darkness and the lack of sunshine during the day. This being the modern age, there is a name for it — seasonal affective disorder (SAD) defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine as “a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter.� The fact that there is a recognized disorder lends a kind of respectability to not liking cold and wanting to go somewhere where it isn’t. Published weekly by:

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Saying “I have to deal with my disorder� carries a lot more weight than saying “I have to fly south and go hit some golf balls and shop at factory outlets.� Furthermore, being in possession of a disorder brings with it a certain persuasiveness: while some close friends or relatives might be inclined to scoff at your stated need for warmth and sunshine, they will be a bit frightened that, should you be talked into sticking around, you might give the disorder to them. So off you go then, with your disorder and hardly any guilt feelings at all. The only proviso is that you had better be “cured� by the time you get back. It wouldn’t do to be grumping around just like you were before, only with a suntan. You should be warned, before you set off, that you may encounter other types of disorders on your travels. Frozen Foot, Or Worse, Disorder, for example. That’s one that frequently afflicts Canadians, who are so determined to enjoy the warm ocean that they spend hours standing in it, even when it’s freezing cold. The inability to admit that it the ocean is freezing cold stems from the cost of getting to it and a thrifty Canadian’s need to get his money’s worth.

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An extremely common travel disorder, although not publicized much, is called Interstate affective disorder (IAD) which punishes those who travel by car. Those afflicted with IAD lose their ability to recognize whether they are in the restaurant they were in yesterday, the one they are in right now or the one they will be in tomorrow. They also lose the ability to distinguish one U.S. state from another, coming to believe that the entire nation consists of groupings of chain restaurants, hotels and gas stations scattered around an interstate interchange. Sad, is what it is.

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Sometimes its best to just let the kids play

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y son made it quite clear he doesn’t want to join anything this summer. That made me feel anxious. It seems every kid in the neighbourhood, from as young as two, will at least be playing soccer or going to day camp or doing swimming lessons. What’s wrong with my kid? In his words, “Mom, I just want to play.” Admittedly, he’s been

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse saying this for years, and the poor kid’s not even seven yet. But every year, anxious about his well-being – Will he have enough structure? Will he

learn to be a team player? – I force him into some basketball course or music class to offset what I view as a lack of general structure in our lives.

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It turns out, however, that structure is pretty much killing our kids. Not only is it making them more anxious, but it’s denying them the opportunity for natural play experiences that are essential to children’s core development, including observation, problem-solving and risk-identification skills. Health scientists have also noticed a severe decline in children’s gross motor abilities over the past 20 years, which they attribute to the predominance of play in manmade parks and on structures, rather than on natural terrain. They’re also not getting as much fitness benefit from indoor gym-time or organized sports as they would left to their own resources in a field, believe it or not. Kids are being pushed into structured activities at much younger ages than ever before – the stress on early education and the necessity of daycare environments means kids spend three-quarters of their day inside, often just sitting around. Even when the kids are thought to be exercising, many are actually sedentary. Up to 60 per cent of kids will stand at a play structure rather than use it. In

organized sports, they often spend as much time sitting on the sidelines as they do actually moving. And the science backs this up. To summarize, this generation of “structured” children are more likely to be overweight, anxious and lack creativity than the generations of their parents or grandparents. Believe it or not, just letting the kids play, particularly in natural environments, is about the best thing we can do for our children. Playing in nature has some important connotations for education, society and their health as well. For one thing, it can mitigate bullying. In natural play areas – unlike on play structures – researchers have noted in numerous studies that social hierarchies diminish. In nature, kids are more collaborative, creative and even shy kids assume leadership positions once in a while. Exposure to nature can improve their school work. Kids that spend time in nature are more attentive and do better on tests. It will make them healthier in every way. Kids who are allowed to just play, rather than forced into structured activities, are more physically fit, less likely to experience symptoms of attention disorders and have less anxiety.

I know there will be people reading this who say, “but my child thrives in a structured environment. Why should I deny her the opportunity?” I would say that you and your child are victims of modern thinking, like me and everyone else. But calculate how many hours per day your child spends in a structured environment – school, daycare, lessons, homework. Most children spend about three-quarters of their days inside. Sadly, just being “contained” with four walls and a ceiling is ruining their eyes because they don’t challenge and stretch themselves to take in long views or investigate microscopic objects. Now think about the last time you just stood in the background while she played in the dirt. Of all the activities noted above, playing in the dirt is the most likely to determine her future success and, more importantly, happiness. We think, as parents, that kids need structure. But the reality is, the future leaders are the kids with mud on their hands and the ones climbing trees. They’re the ones who will be innovative. They’re the ones who will do well in school and life. They’re the ones who will be happy. They’re the ones we should be emulating.

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City unveils Bayview community design plan draft Steph Willems steph.willems@metroland.com

EMC news – Since the last steam train chugged out of the former Bayview Rail Yards in the early 1960s, the only action the area has seen has been the opening of the Transitway in 1983 and the arrival of the O-Train in 2001. If the main elements of the Bayview Station community design plan -- unveiled to the public in draft form on March 5 -- come to fruition, the area will become a hub of activity, with far easier access to the O-Train and future LRT line. Attendance at the open house, held adjacent to the study area in the Tom Brown arena, was high. Residents from nearby neighbourhoods of Mechanicsville, Hintonburg and Dalhousie were eager to see what the city might have in store for the study area, which encompasses both the Bayview Yards and the City Centre site. Representatives from the city and planning consulting firm MMM Group Ltd. were on hand to discuss the plan, as well as to record feedback. Work on a Bayview Station CDP began in 2005 in preparation for the city’s initial light rail project, which was cancelled in December 2006. Work on the CDP was then shelved until a new LRT plan was created in 2009. “We were brought in by the city in December to assist them to completing this segment of the broader planning process for the area, focused around the Bayview Station district,� said Steve Willis of firm MMM Group.

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Among the items contained within the Bayview Station community design plan is a pedestrian bridge that would span the O-Train tracks and re-establish the Wellington Street connection to Hintonburg. The bridge would be located near the centre of this photo. The draft CDP calls for residential and mixed-use development north and south of Albert Street, as high as 30 stories immediately surrounding Bayview Station and along the west side of the City Centre site, near the OTrain tracks. That height would be stepped down until it reaches a maximum of four stories where the areas meet the surrounding communities, which are primarily made up of lowrise residential. Bayview Road and City Centre Avenue would function as amenity-filled “high streets� that would anchor the new community and vehicle traffic on adjacent grid-style streets would see calming

measures put in place to discourage any through traffic. Bayview Road, which borders on Laroche Park, would see a maximum building height of six storeys. In the plan, the city’s networks of multi-use pathways would be expanded in and around the area to facilitate pedestrian and cycling use and better connect Bayview Station with surrounding communities. A new pedestrian bridge would re-establish the old Wellington Street right-ofway over the O-Train tracks, linking the west Centretown area to Hintonburg. Taavi Siitam, a planner with the city, described the large, unoccupied lands

Pathways a plus, but concerns remain over available amenities Continued from page 1

“It looks pretty good,� said McCrea. “I’m generally happy with the product itself. Our concern is the things that rarely get taken into account – schools, daycares, social services.� Mechanicsville is currently extremely underserviced, with most residents wishing for basic amenities to be located as close to their neighbourhood as possible. McCrea said that while the MCA harbours concerns regarding vehicle traffic in and around Bayview Avenue, he mentioned that construction and development along that

stretch would at least slow Quebec-bound drivers racing from Tunney’s Pasture to the Ottawa River bridges. The inclusion of multiple pathway connections in the CDP was also viewed as a positive. “It is essential that they get built and are maintained yearround, especially the one proposed through Laroche Park,� said McCrea. “That one would connect two neighbourhoods – old and new.� Members of the MCA are busy ramping up for the Scott Street CDP process, which will soon get underway. That CDP includes Mechanicsville and will be main focus of the com-

munity over the next several months. Eric Darwin, member of the Dalhousie Community Association and creator of the popular urban planning blog www. westsideaction.com, stated online that “the general principle of the plan is (okay),� but questioned why the city did not include intensification targets for people and jobs as part of the plan. Such targets could be used as a measure of success for the area. Following the collection of feedback and any subsequent revisions or changes to the plan, Bayview Station CDP is scheduled to go to committee and council in April.

around Bayview as an “industrial wasteland� that act as a barrier between existing communities. In that wasteland, the city sees an opportunity. “Because (the land parcels) are so large they create excel-

lent opportunities to create something special,â€? said Siitam. “And because they are so large they have historically created huge disconnects ‌ . Many of you have probably struggled to get to the transit station because of that topography.â€? Materials describing the plan refer to “diversity in build formâ€? as well as “innovative design and investments in the public realm,â€? reflecting the community’s desire to not have a sterile, cookie-cutter neighbourhood take the place of the unused lands. In the CDP, the Albert Street bridge would receive upgrades to sidewalks and pedestrian infrastructure, while Wellington and Somerset streets would continue to be regarded as important traditional main streets. Another design concept is an improved Somerset-City Centre street linkage, though how that would be created is undetermined. As a way of buffering the high densities contained in parts of the study area, “green areasâ€? would be created near the borders with the Ottawa River and O-Train line.

The plan calls for improvements to Laroche Park, which would see formal playing fields, a children’s play area, a new clubhouse and storage facilities. Space for amenities, such as the community space and grocery store long desired by the adjacent neighbourhoods, would be included in the Bayview plan, according to Tim Dickinson of MMM Group. Following the collection of resident feedback, the Bayview Station CDP will go to planning committee and council in April for approval. “We’re going to take into account the feedback we get from this evening’s efforts, our advisory committees ‌ and make the final revisions to our report, which will lead to the community design plan that will be presented to planning committee and council for approval,â€? said Willis. When that has been accomplished, the creation of a secondary plan is required to set the zoning in line with what has been proposed. The CDP serves as the guiding vision for what is built on the site.

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St. Clement Church/Paroisse St. ClĂŠment at lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠglise Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see www.st.-clementottawa.ca 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

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at lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠglise Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see www.st.-clementottawa.ca 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

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St Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; staidans@bellnet.ca

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MARY COOK Memories into being on the farm, I loved old Harry With The Heaves with a deep passion. With the least exertion old Harry would heave like he was taking his last breath, so he was never put to work. He mainly sought a cool place in the summer, with his head almost touching the ground and standing perfectly still, and in the winter stayed in the warmth of the barn. Sometimes I would hitch him up to the cutter and take a few cuts around the barnyard. But they were few indeed, because within minutes he was heaving like his time had come. I would unhitch him, use the currycomb on him, make sure he had water to drink and a patch of hay to chew on, and hug his neck and tell him how much I loved him. I was sure he knew what I was saying. Now, a horse with the heaves isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much good to a farmer, so I dreaded the day Father would say Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time had come. I decided I had to have a talk with Father. I waited for just the right time. As he did every night before he went to bed, he went to the barns to check on the animals. Never do I ever remember him not putting on his boots and heavy coat and heading out to the barns before bedtime. One night I went with him. Of course, old Harry With The Heaves was in his stall with his head almost to the floor. I asked Father what was going to happen to my favourite horse when he could no longer even walk around the barnyard. Father just said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll worry about that

Without fail, as soon as I came home from school and got into my play clothes, I would head for the barn to see Harry. Then came the day when Harry was gone. I thought perhaps Father had let him out for some air. But he was nowhere to be seen. I was frantic and ran from building to building looking for Father. He was

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cleaning out the sheep stable, and it looked like he knew exactly why I was there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where is he?â&#x20AC;? Father put the fork down, and rubbed the top of my head which immediately started me into the tears. All he said was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry has gone to a better place.â&#x20AC;? When I was very young I thought the animals I loved would live forever. It took me a long time to realize you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t raise farm animals for pets. Harry, like Biddy and Lambie, had gone to a better place.

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EMC lifestyle - It’s a sure sign of spring when the first bunches of Canadian asparagus appear at the neighbourhood market. Local produce is the freshest you can buy and is always a healthy, nutritious choice. Adding freshly picked, locally grown asparagus into your breakfast or brunch is a simple, unexpected way to energize your body with essential vitamins and minerals and start the day off right. Fibre is also an essential nutrient and a vital part of healthy eating. Did you know that one slice of bread contains as much fibre as one cup of asparagus? Sufficient fibre helps you maintain a healthy weight as it keeps you feeling full longer without adding extra calories. This eggs Benedict recipe, with asparagus and whole grains, is high in fibre and uses fresh, locally grown produce has everything you want to get you going in the morning. Prep time: 30 minutes. Total time: 35 minutes. Serves six.

Students at Meadowlands Public School enjoyed a week-long series of blues concerts earlier this Ingredients month as part of the Blues in the Schools program, • 1 package dry hollandaise sauce mix the brainchild of the Ottawa Bluesfest. Grade 6 students worked with professional musicians for an • 24-30 asparagus spears hour each day, and on March 8, they performed with • 6 eggs • 151ml3/11/13 (1 tbsp) white vinegar EMC-5.15x6.75_Layout 4:17 PM Page 1 JW Jones and Laura Greenberg.

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Cook the hollandaise sauce according to package directions. Keep warm. Blanch the asparagus in boiling water for two to three minutes, until tender crisp and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then lower the heat to keep the water just simmering. Stir in the vinegar. Working one egg at a time, crack into a small cup and gently drop into the simmering water. Once all eggs have been added to the pot, cook until the desired doneness is achieved, about three to four minutes for medium poached. Remove the eggs from pot with a slotted spoon. Place two slices of peameal bacon on each slice of toast, top with a slice of cheese, a layer of blanched asparagus, and a poached egg. Drizzle with desired amount of hollandaise sauce on the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. newscanada.com

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Grassroots festival expanding, adding more free activities Michelle Nash

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EMC entertainment - Centretown’s Grassroots festival is returning this year and promises to be bursting with free, fun family activities spread across what is now a two-day event. The Grassroots Festival announced its lineup at Pressed Gourmet Sandwich Bar in Centretown on March 6. After a successful inaugural year, organizer Robert Nesbitt decided to expand the festival’s programming to make it a two-day event taking place on April 27-28 at the Legion Hall located at 330 Kent St. “Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this event,” he said at the launch. Nesbitt said the incredible support he had with the inaugural event last year provided him with the opportunity to expand the festival. “The success of the festival is due in large part to the volunteers, some 65 of them,” he said. “Everyone associated with the festival is a volunteer, except the performers.”

This year Nesbitt said there will be more than 65 volunteers helping with the festival. For music lovers or learners, there is more than 34 hours of free entertainment during the daytime with multiple opportunities to learn a thing or two from some local Ottawa musicians at any of the free workshops and performances during the weekend. In total, there will be 120 musical performances, including a pint-sized choir led by Chris White. “The Sparrows are a group of home-schooled children who wanted to start a choir,” White explained. “One parent called another, and then another, and eventually I was asked to do it.” White, a local musician who co-founded the Ottawa Folk Festival and teaches singing at Algonquin College, said he jumped at the chance to work with the choir. “The neat thing is, is that my dad actually ran a children’s choir when I was young, which I was a part of, and now I am teaching these kids who are singing a lot of those same

songs,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun.” The choir has 20 members from across the city. White has help from one of the home school parents, who coordinates the group. Six of the Sparrows choir members performed at the launch. The headliners for Saturday night are Wendell Ferguson and Suzie Vinnick, with openers Ana Miura and Amanda Rheaume. On Sunday night the headliner is Big Soul Project with opener Andy Rush and the Weekend Choir. Sunday’s concert is a fundraiser, to help raise money for CKCU FM, a volunteer-run radio station in Ottawa. Some of the festival performers attended the March 7 launch, including Missy Burgess and Amanda Bon and the Outskirts. Ticket prices are $25 for Saturday night, $15 for Sunday night, and $35 for a weekend pass. More information about the festival is available at www.ottawagrassrootsfestival.com. R0011967065

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EMC news - Bessie Zhang started volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club when she was 14 years-old. Since first stepping foot in the Britannia clubhouse, Zhang admits she became captivated by the motivated youth at the club, so much so that she started a music program and a summer camp for the children to learn how to play piano, write songs and learn new languages. Now 18, the young Ashbury College student says she would not have traded a moment of her time at the clubhouse with those children. This past year, the United Way Ottawa paid tribute to Zhang’s volunteering efforts at the Boys and Girls Club by presenting her with a Community Builder Award. “This is a huge honour,” she said. Zhang officially received her award during a school assembly, where she admits she was completely shocked by the news.

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Ashbury College student Bessie Zhang was given a community builder award for her work at the Britannia clubhouse of the Boys and Girls club. “I do what I do, because I love it,” she said. “Volunteering is so unbelievable, I am an only child and going there I have a hundred kids that make me feel like I have brothers and sisters.” Zhang was one of 49 people and organizations the United Way presented a Community Award to in 2012. United Way’s Community Builder Award program awards outstanding volunteers, organi-

zations, partnerships, agencies and neighbourhood groups. Those names were added to the Scotiabank Wall of Inspiration at city hall on March 7. A Barrhaven native, Zhang started two programs at the Ottawa west clubhouse, a music program called Time to Shine and a language learning summer camp called Viva la Vida. “What actually drove me to start the programs is being exposed to the kids who are so much like me, but have had such different experiences,” Zhang said. “I felt it was only natural to give them the opportunities I have.” Although Zhang has helped create new opportunities for those children, she credits the clubhouse to helping her grow up. “I am proud, not so much of the program, but of the kids who are choosing to spend their time to learn how to play the piano or learn to write songs,” Zhang said. “They choose to come and put their minds to it and learn these new talents. I think above all I am proud of the kids.”

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EMC news - City council colleagues of Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais are encouraged to hear he is out of intensive care following his Jan. 7 heart attack. Blais, 32, suffered a heart attack on Jan. 7 while working out at GoodLife Fitness at Place d’Orléans. He was taken to the Monfort Hospital and later to the Ottawa Heart Institute, where he underwent surgery. Blais awoke from a medically induced coma two days later but he fought a severe case of pneumonia and remained in intensive care until March 6. Mayor Jim Watson went to visit Blais in the hospital during the last week of February and doctors hoped the councillor would be out of the intensive care unit later in March. “It was great to see his tweet and the fact that he is

eating solid food (shows) he is on his way to recovery,” Watson said. “It’s great news for me personally as his friend and also as mayor, but also for his constituents. “My hope is that he doesn’t push himself because I know he is anxious to get back to work,” Watson said. “I’m sure his wife will be grabbing his BlackBerry and his iPod to not be as accessible … I’m hoping he uses the time to not do too much work, but know we’re anxious to have him back.” Blais appeared on CTV News on March 7 in his first interview since the heart attack. He told reporter John Hua a doctor worked for more than an hour to restart his heart. As he waits to be moved to a rehabilitation centre and get to work on regaining muscle mass, Blais has been in touch with his office about some planning files and local issues, he told CTV. Blais is one of six members on the small agriculture and rural affairs committee and serves as the vice chairman, so his absence is felt. The

committee appointed Orléans Coun. Bob Monette to serve as vice chairman while Blais is away. “We’re hoping he’ll be back sooner than later,” Monette said. “We’re taking care of things as much as we can while he is away and as much as we can we’re making sure that everything is covered for him.” Monette admitted that his workload has increased quite a bit with Blais away. “There are some controversial files out there. Coun. (Ranier) Bloess and I are doing our best to get all the information,” Monette said. “We’re not there to make new decisions. We’re there to get the feedback, consult with the public and get back to the staff and let them know what we’re hearing.” When a decision about something in Cumberland Ward must be taken, such as last week’s decision on changing the names of Eighth and Ninth Line roads, Monette said councillor’s look to Blais’s staff for a recommendation.

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EMC news - When Maya Chikaishi first moved to Ottawa 14 years ago, she immediately felt like it would be her new home. Having made the 15,000-kilometre journey from Japan to Ottawa to learn English and expand her career prospects, Chikaishi went to Carleton University. As she approached approaching graduation, the young woman admitted her lack of Canadian work experience would make it hard for her to find a job, but Ottawa software firm Kivuto gave her an interview and eventually the chance she was looking for. Now a director with the firm, she said she is proud to still call Ottawa her home. Kivuto and Chikaishi were honoured on March 6 for employer excellence at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by the local organization Hire Immigrants Ottawa. “I’m honoured and pleased to be part of this company and to receive this award,” Chikaishi said. The event took place at the National Arts Centre as part of a twoday summit to help promote diverse workplaces. Henry Akanko, the director of Hire Immigrants Ottawa, said the awards handed out at the summit are

I encourage you to participate in The City of Ottawa’s second Apps4Ottawa contest. The new contest is open to all Canadians for entry. Microsoft Canada is the contest’s title sponsor while other technology companies have also agreed to sponsor categories. Ideas and comments were submitted on ottawa.ca for the development of new city apps, these ideas and suggestions will help developers decide which apps to build, based on which ideas seem most popular and useful. Developers can submit their apps. The deadline for apps submission is May 12, 2013. Entries will be judged on usefulness, inventiveness, originality and ease of access and use. Apps can be designed for mobile phones, desktop computers or websites. Prizes will be awarded in four theme categories: On the Move, Having Fun, Your City and a brand new category for Data Analysis and Visualizations. Cash prizes will total $38,000 with the top prize in each category set at $3,000. There will also be prizes for Silver ($2,000) and Bronze ($1,000) in each category, plus one prize each for the best student app and the people’s choice app, along with prizes for the top Microsoft 8 apps. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in June. Ottawa is one of the leaders in the open data movement in Canada. Currently, there are 63 data sets and 121 data files available on ottawa.ca

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Maya Chikaishi and her employer, Kivuto, were one of two companies awarded for employer excellence at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions Summit on March 6.

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We stand on guard for thee. hired have proven to be a great influBring this adbyin with you topatriot receive True love in all thy sons command. • James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. @CouncillorMcRae The venue for our 2013 Parade Party is the St. Brigid’s keep our country land glorious and free Please join me in celebratingGod our magnificent ence in the kitchens of her establishWith glowing hearts we see thee rise official colours red and white – were Centre (at • Canada’s the intersection of –Cumberland Street ments, offering ideas on new dishes proclaimed by King George V in 1921. The true north, strong and free proudly displaying our flag inWe yourstand on guard for thee O Canada! and St. Patrick’s Street), home of the National Irish the coffee house could serve. From far and wide, O Canada • Canada’s “Maple Leaf” flag was first flown on Canadian Cultural Centre – a perfect place to hold a St. home orObusiness. Chikaishi, working for Kivuto Canada! 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Gillian Baker, of the Canadian Red Cross Society, and Ottawa paramedic AndrĂŠ Mollema urge Ottawa residents to stay safe this spring by keeping away from local waterways as the snow and ice thaw. The announcement, made by the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition, offered safety tips and outlined the dangers of thin ice at New Edinburgh Park on March 4.

EMC news - A group of health and safety officials is warning Ottawa residents to stay away from the ice as the warm weather approaches. Gillian Baker of the Canadian Red Cross Society spoke about water safety and drowning prevention tips at New Edinburgh Park on March 4. The warning comes from the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition, which includes organizations such as Ottawa police, Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Paramedic Services. The group warned residents that as the weather warms up, Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rivers become dangerous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This thaw makes our waterways extremely dangerous,â&#x20AC;? Baker said. Last year, she added, two people died from falling through the ice in the spring and emergency services

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Heidi Duhaime is working around the clock to make this year’s Vanier Maple Sugar Festival a success. A long-time event organizer, Duhaime has expanded the activities this year to ensure the festival will be fun for all ages. “We wanted to keep the costs proportionate to the demographic the activities are aimed for,” she said. Back this year is the second annual Maple Race, the pancake breakfast, the Lumberjack’s Challenge and the seventh annual edition of the Soup Splash, where local chefs create maple-flavoured soups. Members of the community are getting involved too, with the Vanier Community Association participating in the Lumberjack’s Challenge. Board members Geoff Derry and David Bateman will be leading two teams of association members. The only urban one of its kind in Canada, Vanier’s maple sugar shack has been burning the midnight oil since mid-February to make oodles of syrup for all the pancakes and sugar taffy prepared for the festival. Duhaime said this festival is

a true community festival and credits both the events partners and volunteers for making it so. “We have over 700 trees tapped, all by volunteers,” Duhaime said. “All of which would not have been possible without all the volunteers who help.” Throughout the week, schools will be taking guided tours of the sugar bush, visitng Muséoparc, enjoying a maple tasting, as well as participating in storytelling and craft workshops. More than 1,100 students will attend this year, Duhaime said. Families and residents can enjoy these same activities during the March 23-24 weekend. A full schedule of events is available on Muséoparc’s website at www.museoparc.ca for a full list of activities and times.

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EMC news - People young and old will have activities to enjoy at this year’s Vanier Maple Sugar Festival which promises to get you moving, laughing and eating lots of sticky syrup. The Maple Sugar Festival begins on March 17 at Richelieu Park. The annual festival has a number of all-ages activities this year, including the return of the Lumberjack competition and storytelling at the sugar shack. All of the activities will be taking place at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, Richelieu Park, and the sugar shack located in the park. “What I was trying to do this year was to have activities that fit every demographic,” said organizer Heidi Duhaime. New events include a night of maple-inspired tales, a dinner/dance with the Disco Inferno Band, a seniors dance at the Centre Pauline-Charon and a free improv night with the University of Ottawa Improvisation League which will encourage audience participation. “What’s pretty cool about this activity is that it’s completely free,” Duhaime said. Patrons are encouraged to bring packaged toilet paper donations as a form of admission for the event, which the festival will give to Partage Vanier. When organizing this year’s events, Duhaime said the main goal was to attract a wide variety of people by creating events geared towards people of all ages. The improv night is free, for example, something Duhaime said should encourage teenagers and university students to attend.

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Carleton men’s basketball team enters history books Eddie Rwema eddie.rwema@metroland.com

EMC sports – The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team achieved an unprecedented accomplishment by winning their record-breaking ninth championship after an impressive 92-42 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on March 10. The Ravens entered the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 with eight championship rings along with the University of Victoria but that changed after the Vikes were eliminated. From the start of the game the Ravens seemed to be on mission to enter the history books. Dave Smart, Carleton head coach said he was thrilled by how his team defended. “I think we had some struggles offensively, but defensively and rebounding-wise I think they battled against different types of opponents,” said Smart. Rowdy Ravens fans waved thundersticks as they struggled to take pictures and have a glimpse of the team’s stars as they were crowned champions at the Scotiabank Place. The 50-point winning margin doubled the existing record for the final. In 1964 Windsor defeated UBC 94-70. Ravens forward and tournament MVP Thomas Scrubb was the top scorer in the final with 17 points and eight rebounds. Four other Ravens, Philip Scrubb, Springer-Williams, Tyson Hinz, and Dan Penner, hit double digit points too. “I am just happy that team won,” he said Thomas, adding that he

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Rachel Homan, left, Emma Miskew, Mayor Jim Watson, Lisa Weagle and Alison Kreviazuk celebrate the curling teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent national championship win with some custom curling cupcakes at city hall on March 7. She won a silver medal at the world junior championships and is going into her ďŹ rst womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world championships with some big goals, aiming to make the playoffs and put her rink in the ďŹ nal game. The young team certainly stood out at the Scotties, with all of the players

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was something special.â&#x20AC;? Working around full-time jobs, the team still manages to hit the ice every day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like having two jobs,â&#x20AC;? Rachel said. She started curling in Navan before moving to Cityview and later the Rideau curling club. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been even busier than usual with a frenzy of training, interviews and celebrations since the team got back from Kingston. On March 7, only a few days before they were set to leave for Latvia, they were welcomed by Mayor Jim Watson at city hall, who noted the last Ontario team to win the Canadian championship was in 1996. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a bit of a drought, but we were treated to a thrilling ďŹ nal,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What an amazing feat of winning the Canadian championship. I ďŹ nd it fascinating to watch, the precision you brought to the sport.â&#x20AC;? Days earlier the women were invited to Parliament Hill to meet Prime Minister Steven Harper, and the Ottawa Curling Club had planned a March 9 send-off party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re blown away by the support Ottawa has shown us,â&#x20AC;? Rachel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to do you proud in a few days. The world championships will air on TSN, and run from March 16 to 24. Team Canada will play its ďŹ rst game on March 16, taking on Scotland.


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EMC news - A grassroots fundraising effort started by 14 students in Algonquin College’s police foundations program has netted $38,000. The college’s Spread the Net campaign – which started on Jan. 7 – with the intent of

laria for five years,” Carlucci said. “I’m so happy with the work the school community did to get together and raise the money. We got an incredible amount of support from the students and the administration.” The college, including president Kent MacDonald, revealed the fundraising total

raising $15,000 to purchase mosquito nets to save lives in Africa. Davide Carlucci, the student chairman of the fundraising campaign, said he was always sure the college would be able to smash the original goal. “One $10 bed net can protect a family of five from ma-

on March 5. A team of 12 students from the victimology program were given tickets to an upcoming Billy Talent concert – for raising more than $3,000 for the college’s Spread the Net walka-thon fundraiser and pledge drive on Jan. 31. Hundreds of students and 30 teams participated in the Spread the Net walk-a-thon, including the students association, teams from the Perth

and Pembroke campuses and student services. Some of the $38,000 total raised was through the sale of T-shirts, 7,000 lollipops, a dinner and silent auction as well as online and cash donations. The campaign was part of a student challenge from CBC TV’s Rick Mercer. The schools that raised the most money in the categories for elementary, high school and

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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 heritageottawa.org.

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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.

March 23

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

March 25

Westboro Toastmasters is hosting an open house on March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge located at the corner of Churchill and Byron avenues. Parking is available. Guests welcome for light refreshments and a lively meeting.

March 26

Join us for an arts night, featuring writer Dyan Cross, wood sculptor Gary Bowes and jazz vocalist Karen Oxorn who will be speaking at the First Unitar-

ian Congregation located at 30 Cleary Ave. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5. Call 613-725-1066 for more information.

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 info@oldeforge.ca.

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 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. Register for this workshop at biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/program

April 27

St. Matthias Church is hosting it’s Spring Flea Market on April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Among the items available will be household articles, toys, jewelry, collectibles, books and used clothing. The church is located at 555 Parkdale Ave., near the Queensway.

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Practice and improve your Spanish speaking skills at the intermediate and advanced levels. We are Los Amigos Toastmasters and we meet at the Civic Hospital, Main Building, Main Floor, Room 3 at the back left of the Cafeteria Tulip Café on Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call Carole at 613-761-6537 or e-mail lucani@sympatico. ca for more information. You can also visit us online at amigos-tm.ca.

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 www. reach.ca. For information, contact Jocelyn Rodrigue at 613-236-6636 or jocelynrodrigue@reach.ca.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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.

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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.

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

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