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Students at Our Lady of Fatima school return to a freshly renovated building earlier this month. – Page 5

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A new report shows the city would need to spend $6.3 million to refurbish the main library branch, much less than anticipated. – Page 6

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The city honoured Eric Czapnik last week by renaming an Orleans street after the fallen police constable. – Page 14

EMC news - Residents who came to Tunney’s Pasture on Sept. 17 expecting a new, vibrant vision for Hintonburg-area lands were left disappointed by a proposal that maintains its longstanding use as a staid government campus. The two proposals presented by the federal government for redeveloping the Parkdale Avenue site showed very few differences. Both are dominated by office buildings, including plans to keep a few of the existing buildings. While the plans showed a strip of residential buildings along Parkdale Avenue, a couple of mixed-use or office/retail buildings in the centre of the site were the only detours from a dense office development that is planned to house twice as many workers over the next 25 years. The two preliminary visions presented at the Jean Talon Building on Sept. 17 included between 800 and 1,000 residential units, all facing Parkdale. A federal official said the strip along Parkdale would be declared surplus by the federal government and sold to developers, who would then have to seek individual rezonings from the city before developing. That zoning process would determine how tall the buildings could rise along the west side of Parkdale. See PROJECT, page 9

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The glass sculptures now adorning the Somerset Street bridge between Hintonburg and Chinatown were celebrated on Sept. 14 along with the artists who created them – Charlynne Lafontaine and Ryan Lotecki.

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EMC community - What was once a bleak streetscape over an industrial area is now becoming a destination in itself. The well-travelled Somerset Street bridge between the Hintonburg and Chinatown communities was the focus of a year-long reconstruction project ending in 2011, a makeover that included new pavement, sidewalks, benches and light fixtures. The bridge now boasts a public art installation consisting of 16 groups of aluminum and glass sculptures, the creation of artists

Charlynne Lafontaine and Ryan Lotecki. A public competition was held in June 2011 to pick an appropriate art installation for the project, and the results have given the area a visual boost, said Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs. “It was always a very utilitarian area – a bridge you drove over in your car,” said Hobbs. “We’re creating a streetscape you want to visit now … . There are a number of really cool businesses on that bridge and we want to make it a place people want to visit.” The art itself draws from the culture and geography of its location.

Morphology/Silk Road Flower Rain is a series of blown glass and aluminum sculptures fixed to the lamp posts leading to and crossing, the Somerset Street bridge. Funded by the Percent for Art Policy, part of the city’s public art program, the installation is meant to symbolically bridge the two communities, both geographically and culturally. On the east side of the bridge, the eight sculptures per lamp post represent luck and fortune in Chinese mythology and the form they take represent items related to health and well-being in traditional Chinese medicine. The Hintonburg side fea-

tures ‘windblown’ glass forms that evolve from seed pods to flowers as it approaches the bridge, representing the burgeoning nature of the community. All of the sculptures are designed to reflect ambient light – whether from the sun or from the lamps themselves. The use of pyrex glass means the sculptures will stand up to the harsh temperatures one can expect on an Ottawa bridge. Creating the sculptures took the better part of a year, said Lafontaine, who runs f. studio on Breezehill Avenue. We split the task,” she said. “I worked the glass part and (Lotecki) worked on the aluminum.” See XXX, page 25

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EMC news - City council has approved slashing the number of citizen advisory groups at city hall from 15 to five. The move also shifted the Ottawa Built Heritage Advisory Committee from an advisory group to a subcommittee of planning committee mostly comprised of councillors, and a seniors’ group will become an annual round table event instead. The changes are aimed at saving $190,000 annually. When the matter was dis-

Baseline Road Sewer Replacement Project Work will commence next week on the sewer replacement project along Baseline Road, west of Merivale Road. The sewers are located under the eastbound lanes of Baseline Road and provide a sanitary outlet to various commercial and government buildings in the area. This project includes the replacement of 240 metres of 225mm sanitary sewer pipe along Baseline Road. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, construction is expected to last for three to four weeks. To lessen the impact on traffic, work on this project will take place overnight from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., during which time one east bound lane will be closed.

cussed by a joint finance and governance committee on Aug, 30, Glebe resident Bob Brocklebank likened the restructuring to a “mercy killing.” The city has allowed the advisory committees to wither and become irrelevant, and killing them is the final stage, Brocklebank said. “Put advisory committees out of their misery,” he said. Creating a heritage subcommittee that includes more city councillors than citizen experts is a move that has come under fire from heritage advocates. The deputy city clerk, Lesley Donnelly, says the city has

had continuous issues recruiting good members for the built heritage advisory committee, so lowering the number of members and elevating it to a subcommittee should help attract the kind of candidates the city is looking for, Donnelly told councillors. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko wasn’t convinced. “My sense is that we’ve done a little bit too much streamlining and it’s gone too far. Heritage … is one area in particular that’s gone too far,” he said during the Sept. 12 council meeting. Donnelly said council

members who sit on that committee will become “heritage advocates” when they come to committee and city council. The heritage subcommittee will include councillors Peter Clark (whose Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward includes two heritage conservation districts), Katherine Hobbs, (a member of the planning committee and councillor for Kitchissippi Ward), Scott Moffatt (the rural representative, from RideauGoulbourn Ward) and planning committee vice chairwoman Jan Harder (Barrhaven) in addition to three members of the public. A broader report about citizen engagement is expected be discussed by city committees in December.

Recycling and Waste Collection Changes – Coming to a Curbside Near You In early 2011, City Council approved changes to the City’s waste collection contract resulting in savings of millions of dollars of taxpayer funds per year. The new contract will also help extend the life of our Trail Road landfill and will reduce the number of trucks on our streets. You should have recently received your new Collection Calendar in the mail. It provides information about the new solid waste collection schedule, which takes effect during the week of October 29, 2012. Please note that your collection day may change. If it does, you will receive a personal letter in the mail. You may also visit ottawa.ca. •

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EMC news - City council is set to define future of lands south of the Bayview Transitway station as 32- and 29-storeys. The exact design of buildings at the Albert Street site might change, but with the advent of light rail, the site will be primed to employ 6,000 people and provide new pedestrian and cycling links across a bridge to the Tom Brown Arena in Hintonburg. If city council approves the recommended rezoning on Sept. 26, it will pave the way for the property owner to construct two towers linked by a low-rise section, with two pedestrian accesses through the building to allow people to traverse the structure from the north and south. Pedestrian access and traffic was a major concern during the discussion at planning committee on Sept. 11. Eric Darwin of the Dalhousie Community Association was concerned that widening Albert Street to accommodate a turning lane for cars was a priority over widening sidewalks to account for the 5,400 or so people who would arrive by transit and on foot each day (there will be underground parking for around 275 cars). “Why do motorists get improvements as part of the plan but pedestrians only get them as part of Section 37?” Darwin asked, referring to the section of the Planning Act that allows the city to collect community benefit payments to improve the neighbourhood in exchange for more dense zoning. While Darwin was concerned that Albert Street’s existing narrow sidewalks would not be widened to accommodate thousands of new pedestrians, a representative of the developer, DCR Phoenix, said the 801 Albert St. site will have a network of pathways to provide pedestrians with a few walkway options. Michelle Perry, a resident of the neighbourhood directly east of 801 Albert, Village Green, said people in her community are alarmed that the plan calls for the road to be widened to six lanes so as to include turning lanes, even though the site is supposed to rely more on public transit than private vehicles for transportation. Another concern expressed was how the major develop-

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rooms over the long weekend so the school could be ready for its new crop of full-year kindergarteners. Our Lady of Fatima School has seen several occupants over the decades. Since being reopened in 1984 after a period of ownership by Algonquin College, the school has shown it can adapt to changing times.

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EMC news - Despite needing to consult an engineer before moving a stack of books, the structure of the main library branch is sound. The news came as a surprise to most of the members of the library board, some of whom have been pushing to build a new central library branch. The news came from a lengthy and long-awaited building condition audit and structural assessment of the 120 Metcalfe St. facility that reveals pumping $6.3 million into the facility would give the library 10 more years of life. “I was surprised when I saw that report,” said Coun. Jan Harder, chairwoman of the Ottawa Public Library board. “It’s telling me that this place is in rough shape, it’s not pretty, but it’s not going to fall down on you,” Harder said. The library board received the report on Sept. 10 and will discuss it in full in November. There was a push in the last decade to find a new location to construct a library to replace the Metcalfe branch, which opened in 1974. There was a general sense that the three-storey, 8,175-squaremetre library was too small to serve the downtown population, and moreover, that the aging, Brutalist-style building – an example of a heavy, plain

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Welcome to the New School Year September is an exciting time of year. It is a time of renewal, a time of new beginnings, and a time to savour every single day when the sun is shining and summer is still with us. As my teenage daughters left for school on September 4, I remembered the sense of excitement and nervous anticipation I felt about returning to school. What will my classes and teachers be like? Will I make new friends?

Renewal in River Zone Change is in the air this September in River Zone. We welcome two new Principals in our schools - Tammy McCormack at General Vanier and Andrew Canham at Carleton Heights. They both bring a wealth of experience with them and they are excited to be in our schools. We say goodbye and a big thanks to Charlotte Patton who has retired, and Jim Taylor who has moved to Glashan Public School. Carleton Heights is providing full day kindergarten for the first time this year, and joins General Vanier and W.E. Gowling in being able to offer this enriching educational environment for our youngest students. Together with its growing middle French immersion program, Carleton Heights is expanding its offerings to a lively multicultural student body.

A Challenging New Year As I write this article, during the second week of school, other changes are also taking place. The Ontario Government’s new Bill 115 was passed in the Legislature. This Bill effectively cuts teachers’ salaries and benefits, and stops collective bargaining between the Provincial Government and the teachers’ unions. The Bill also prevents teachers from using the usual means for protesting the imposition of this Bill. The Bill calls on School Boards to negotiate agreements with its unions before December 31, 2012. This will be challenging given that Bill 115 has already imposed major conditions that are normally part of the bargaining process.

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The Main Library branch on Metcalfe Street needs about $6.3 million in upgrades over the next 10 years, but the library board was surprised to learn it is structurally sound. style of architecture – was not fitting of a grand public facility such as a central library. Concerns grew when the third-floor wall separated from the floor in 2007, which led to the ongoing need to consult engineers before moving anything heavy – such as stacks of books – around the branch. While the report indicates that consulting an engineer is

a good idea, it also says the “bones” of the building are in good condition and no major structural upgrades will be needed in the next 10 years. “No major deterioration, cracking or settlement was observed that would be indicative of a structural concern at the building,” reads the report from Morrison Hershfield. Most of the money for proposed upgrades would be

The reaction to this legislation varies from school to school across the District. As I write this article on September 14, there is little or no change in some schools. In others, many teachers have stated they will no longer be volunteering their time to run sports teams and clubs, and these activities have been suspended. On September 14, many teachers demonstrated in front of the Premier’s constituency office in Ottawa. Students have also held demonstrations, some at the Premier’s constituency office. As a mother and a Trustee, there is a silver lining to these developments. I have been impressed by the mutual respect and understanding that is evident amongst teachers, administration and students, and this is very evident in our schools in River Zone. What we are seeing is a democratic debate and expression of views in the context of a difficult and emotional environment.

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By the time you read this article, the situation in our schools may have evolved further. Given the variation amongst schools, I would encourage parents and guardians to stay in touch with your children’s Principals, and to check the Board’s website at www.ocdsb.ca for further information.

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needed in 2013 and 2014, the report states. That would mainly include electrical work, and in 2018 the report suggests replacing the waterproofing membranes within the walls of the library. A two-storey addition on the north half of the lower section of the library building is a possibility, the report states. NEW LIBRARY DREAM DEAD?

While Harder said the current library isn’t completely functional for the modern user’s needs, the report shows that the building itself is still usable. That means the condition of the building can’t be used as a convincing reason to build a new one, Harder said. Harder said she is “absolutely not ready” to say that a new main library is the solution. “The location we have must be pursued further,” she said. Harder said she has $100,000 in the bank thanks to fundraising golf tournaments for the library, and she can use that money as she sees fit. Hiring an architect to design an addition to the Metcalfe location and redesign the interior layout would be a good use of that money, and it’s something Harder said she might propose to the library board. “We need somebody with vision … to look at this space with all this information and give us a ‘wow’,” Harder said. But some members of the board felt otherwise, including Jim Bennett, who asked to change the wording of the motion the board approved to accept the report. He wanted it to reference the possibility of a new library, but the board voted that down 7-5. “Clearly, there is a fraction on the board,” Harder said. Everyone on the board, which includes both city councillors and citizen members, loves libraries, Harder said. The difference is that some members are more attuned to the “realities of the fiscal environment.”


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f you look up the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;hopeâ&#x20AC;? in the dictionary, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably find a photograph of Terry Fox. Or at least you should. Terry Fox was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his leg amputated above the knee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an age when most of us are starting our lives: going to university, beginning a career, falling in love for the first time. He died at the age of 22. In those four short years,

Fox managed to inspire generations of his countrymen. He made us learn to hope in the face of an awful disease that has touched all our lives. He taught us to fight back no matter what the odds. When Fox learned he had cancer he decided to run a Marathon of Hope across Canada. His goal was to raise enough money to discover a cure for cancer. Starting in April 1980, Fox started his run by dipping his artificial leg in the Atlantic

Ocean in St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, NL. He ran 42 kilometres a day, the equivalent of a full marathon. On Sept. 1, 1980, after running for 143 days and 5, 373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop his Marathon of Hope outside of Thunder Bay, Ont.. The cancer had spread to his lungs. On June 28, 1981, Fox died. But his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of generations of Canadians, who

continue his battle every year by holding Terry Fox Runs across the country. The runs have raised hundreds of millions of dollars and funded numerous advancements in cancer research, saving countless lives. But a cure is yet to be found. This year, Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Fred Fox, visited the campus of Carleton of University, urging the students to keep Terryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream alive. Carleton is one of eight Ca-

nadian universities who have joined Terryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College and University Student Engagement (CAUSE). The colleges and universities have committed to holding a major campus event that includes runs and other fundraisers with all proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation. Most communities across Canada planned to hold their annual runs on Sunday, Sept. 16, including an Ottawa run at Carleton University. Kanata and Stittsville were

scheduled to hold their annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16, an event that usually attracts hundred of west end runners. The Kanata/Stittsville run has raised $550,000 since it first started in 1989. Last year, Constance Bay held its first Terry Fox Run, attracting 75 runners and raising more than $4,400 for cancer research. Ottawa Hospital Research Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John Bell said that while great strides have been made in cancer research over the past 30 years, there is still much more yet to be done. We must continue to keep Terryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream alive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one step at a time.

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f you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t automatically throw out everything that shows up in your mailbox, you will have seen the document that announces a major change in your life. As of the end of next month your garbage is only going to be picked up every two weeks. Although there was considerable debate about this at city hall, the circular in your mailbox reflects that hardly at all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Important changes are coming,â&#x20AC;? it begins, but all it contains by way of explanation is a cryptic little note at the bottom: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think about it â&#x20AC;Ś,â&#x20AC;? it says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all has to go somewhere.â&#x20AC;? This is true, probably, as is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all has to go sometime,â&#x20AC;? which is the issue at hand. So what are we to make of it, the fact that we go from garbage pickup every week to garbage pickup every other? The most dramatic interpretation is that Ottawa has become a Third World city. In many parts of the world, garbage pickup every week can only be dreamed about, the key to improved sanitation and public health. Yet here is Ottawa, going the other way. To support this interpretation we can look at many other areas in which Canada, through the culture of cutback, has descended from previous heights. If, on the other hand, you are the kind of person who sees the glass as half full, you will have a completely different take. Less frequent garbage pickup means that garbage needs to be picked up less frequently, which means that there is less of it. This encouraging theory might be difficult to prove empirically, but the anecdotal evidence is there. You know it when you look down your street on garbage night and notice that some

people are putting out no garbage cans at all. None. Everything they need to throw out is on one of the recycling containers, black, blue and green. We salute them, although we do wonder what they do with all that plastic packaging. Maybe they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy anything wrapped in plastic. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a challenge. Is it possible that we have been so welleducated in the philosophy of recycling that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to put anything at all in the garbage can? Have we bought in so completely to the recycling message that we have made garbage obsolete? If so, it may be because recycling has been made so easy for us. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to buy the recycling boxes; they are delivered to our doors. Filling them is no problem, nor is sorting them. Neither effort nor thought is required. It is too bad that no one one has thought of ways to make it easy for us to be as virtuous in other areas. We could use some help cleaning up after our pets, giving more support to charities and merging from three lanes into two on the Queensway. Meanwhile, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whether to be comforted or not by the notion that it all has to go somewhere. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website page on recycling provides something called a Waste Explorer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe not the most attractive concept when you think about it, but a handy way to tackle those difficult which-box-is-which questions. For example, the Waste Explorer will tell you that alfalfa sprouts go in the green bin, that artificial plants go in the regular garbage, as do bicycle tires, as do rubber wine corks; wooden orange crates go in the regular garbage, but wood chips go in the green bin; some items, such as beer kegs are identified as having â&#x20AC;&#x153;multiple optionsâ&#x20AC;? but when you click on that you are told that multiple options means take them back to the beer store. A few paragraphs ago we thought that recycling was simple. Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not so sure. At least we only have to think about the garbage every other week, when we put out our wooden orange crates.

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Why men don’t breastfeed BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse I cannot go all day/all week like this. I’m not getting anything done and it’s already Wednesday. I keep getting interrupted.” It’s a lament familiar to many similarly industrious women. And it got me thinking about women, like me, who are finding mothering – particularly breastfeeding – isn’t conducive to my modern, fast-paced life as a career woman. I have many friends – also busy, industrious career women – who consider this folly. “Of course you can breastfeed and work hard at your job,” they say, which only

makes me feel inferior. If you’re a woman in a salaried job on maternity leave with a top-up and haven’t had any difficulties getting breastfeeding established into a routine, that may be true. I’m not saying you’re not working your butt off on the home front, but you’re also not putting on suits to attend meetings, doing conference calls, writing about things on very little sleep, managing outsourced work, marketing a business and trying to pump milk every three hours around the clock. These are all things I began doing when my baby was five days old. And they

are all things that, in my opinion, cannot be done in two-hour snippets. Two-hour snippets? Now she’s exaggerating, you’re thinking. After all, babies only feed six, maybe eight, times in 24 hours. Okay, well, let’s say it’s eight. Let’s just say I take a pause out of my work day every three hours to feed the baby. But then, let’s say the baby takes 45 minutes to feed. In between suckling, she needs to be burped, changed and rocked. That takes another 20 minutes or so. And then there’s the pumping. That leaves just over an hour from the end of one feed to the beginning of the next. And frankly, that’s not enough time for any woman to run a full-time business. And if I have to wake up every 90 minutes at night, I’m a walking zombie, which isn’t going to make me very marketable to my clients.

People have built up this unrealistic notion that we should all be able to succeed as career women while at the same time returning to traditional mothering concepts – you know, breastfeeding, using cloth diapers, making homemade baby food and dedicating every waking (and non-waking) hour to baby. Somehow, people – with a straight face – tout this as a return to a golden age of mothering. But frankly, at no point in history have women done all of the above. For one thing, children in the past would be left to cry in their cribs, while mother attended to her duties. For another, depending on her “class,” a woman would very likely have had at least one servant or a live-in female relative to assist her in the home. Some may have even had wet nurses, as was common – albeit dangerous – practice in France for many decades.

Project critical to LRT success, advocate says But Hintonburg Community Association zoning committee chairwoman Linda Hoad wondered why the residential buildings couldn’t be scattered throughout the edges of the entire site, reducing the density – and height – of the buildings that would likely be built along Parkdale. “They’ve said 1,000 units. To me, that’s a minimum,” Hoad said. “But I would not expect to see them all on the western side of Parkdale.” Much of the underground pipes for water and sewer service will have to be dug up to provide capacity for the more dense development planned for the site, so there is an opportunity to do that along the western and southern edges of Tunney’s Pasture to bring it up to the standard needed for residential development, Hoad said. Her biggest issue with the plans was that surrounding communities had not been consulted before the proposals were drafted. While Hoad was worried that the campus would still be a dead zone after 5 p.m. due to a lack of residents, other people worried that there would be nothing new in the site to attract surrounding residents to shop there. Aline Bethune, a Mechanicsville resident, said she was hoping to see far more retail mixed-use buildings housing cafes – and not just in the middle of the site. “It’s certainly a good idea to fill up some of this empty space,” Bethune said. “I understand it’s an office complex, but I would have really liked to see some retail.” Bethune also called for more creative planning to ensure that a good number of residential units are built

without the need for 22-plus storey towers on Parkdale. A good mix of office, residential and retail uses will be critical to ensuring the success of the city’s planned light-rail transit system, said David Jeanes, president of Transport Action Canada. “I think the LRT won’t survive unless there is a balance of office and retail,” Jeanes said. Despite being planned as an LRT hub, the plans call for an additional road link between the Sir Frederick Ban-

ting Driveway at the west end of the site, and the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, formerly the Ottawa River Parkway. For Ella Westhaver, a Hintonburg resident who works at Tunney’s, her biggest concern was maintaining the green space and recreational space between the office buildings. The plans show green spaces and pedestrian walkways traversing the site, particularly along the Tunney’s Pasture Driveway.

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Adding some new amenities was also of interest to Westhaver, but she said it wasn’t really clear when, or

how, the plans would come to fruition. “There is no money allocated and they haven’t really

And women certainly wouldn’t have done these things while holding down a job outside the home. As for the argument about women delivering babies in rice fields and continuing with their work immediately: irrelevant. My point is this. We’re trying to do it all. We’re trying to exist in a “man’s world” and at the same time do all the things that “traditional” mothers have mythically done. But frankly, this is bunk. If we’re privileged enough, we get to pick and choose what gets outsourced to make it all work. For a woman who works full-time – by choice or by necessity—an activity that takes eight hours a day, like nursing an infant, just may not fit into her busy schedule. Frankly, there’s a reason men don’t breastfeed. And it has nothing to do with lactation.

talked about that,” she said. “The devil is in the details.” Comments on this phase of the plan can be submitted online until Oct. 9. The draft master plan is set to be completed by fall/winter of 2012, with the final version to be presented in 2013.

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y husband is on parental leave. With me working full-time, an infant, and two boys to look after, he spends days making food, doing dishes and folding laundry. And when he’s not doing that, and even when he is, he can be found rocking the baby. He’s finding it a little frustrating, especially because he has a list of “pat leave reno projects” he’d like to be doing instead. “I cannot use power tools; I cannot use chemicals; I cannot lift heavy things,” he moaned to me the other day. I was on coffee break between conference calls and he had the baby in a frontcarrier. “I’ve got some digging to do in the garden. How do you do that with a baby attached to you? I managed to do laundry and hang stuff on the clothesline, but other than that I’ve done nothing.

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The Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association held the 30th annual national conference of the Canadian Celiac Association in May. The organization will be holding a yoga-thon fundraiser on Sept. 22 to help raise awareness about the disease and fund the association. nadians are gluten-sensitive. Gluten refers to the protein found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale and oats. Those diagnosed must steer clear of any food with any amount of gluten because it makes the body unable to absorb nutrients, such as protein, fat and carbohydrates. The ingestion of gluten can cause nutritional deficiencies, blistering skin rash and an increased risk of other autoim-

mune diseases, such as Type 1 diabetes. There is no cure for celiac disease, but is treatable by following a strict diet. “Three million Canadians suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, and this fundraiser will help ensure there is safe labeling for gluten-free food,” Johnson said. Gluten-free food in grocery stores has come a long way, Johnson added, with the association working with Health

Everyone has experienced knee pain at one time or another, and there are many different conditions which cause knee pain. Sometimes pain is produced with a local trauma, like falling on or twisting your knee. However, much of the time there’s no one clear “mechanism of injury” that starts the pain off. A very common condition which typically develops in this way is patella-femoral joint syndrome (or PFJS for short). PFJS occurs when the kneecap, which needs to move up and down on the rest of the knee joint, doesn’t move along the pathway it’s meant to. This “maltracking” can lead to pain, clicking,

grinding and other abnormal sensations coming from under the kneecap. Overtime, this can lead to a wearing away of the kneecap cartilage. There are many possible contributing factors to PFJS. Sometimes there is a lack of local muscle strength to control the kneecap position, or excess tightness around the kneecap restricting normal movement. Often there is a lack of hip muscle control, which allows the leg to fall into a poor biomechanical position when moving around. Poor foot/ankle control or excessive “flat feet” can also contribute to PFJS. A physiotherapist or other

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EMC news - A local celiac association will hold its first activity driven fundraiser in the Glebe to help raise awareness and money for the charity. The Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association announced it will hold a Yoga-thon for celiac disease at Ottawa’s Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 149 Second Ave. on Sept. 22. Vice-president of the Ottawa chapter, Mark Johnson, said connecting a healthy activity to a disease to promote fundraising and awareness made sense. “It is a healthy activity, being tied to the celiac association; it made sense to connect healthy activities to a healthy cause,” he said. The event, Johnson added, is aiming to have at least 100 people participate throughout the day. There will be a variety of yoga styles, including hatha, yin and ashtanga during the marathon yoga session. Participants will also have the chance to win door prizes. One of the goals of the fundraiser is to better educate people about celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity. Celiac disease affects one per cent of Canadians and it is estimated six per cent of Ca-

… not everyone in the food industry or family and friends understands just the smallest amount can make someone sick,” he said. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online

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Stepping over edge to help kids Drop zone fundraiser returns to Ottawa rooftops for third year running Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Ottawa residents are preparing to drop themselves off an 18-storey building to help raise money for children with disabilities. The third annual Easter Seals Drop Zone Ottawa will take place on Sept. 24 at the

National Hotel and Suites Ottawa on Queen Street. On the day 108 participants will drop off the side of the18-storey hotel and rappel to safety in support of the Ontario children and youth with physical disabilities. “I will be pushing my limits as far as a fear factor, but you look at the kids and really, this

ropes. Propelling herself off a three metre rock climbing wall, Havey said may be nothing like the building, but still, she found herself afraid to give it a try. “Leaning back is the scariest part,” she said. “But once you trust the rope will hold you, it becomes a lot easier.” Havey was not alone in feeling the fear at the training session. Twenty people came out to the session, all having to drop off the side of the rock wall at least twice. Others couldn’t wait to go again and again. “It is really fun,” said Don Gompf. “It was my first time, but I was pretty easy.” All of the participants who will be rappelling off the building had to raise a minimum of $1,500. One group, the Amway Ottawa Yager group, has raised more than $6,000 for the cause. The Easter Seals Drop Zone Ottawa is presented by Morguard. All the money raised will support children with physical disabilities by providing financial assistance for mobility equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, braces, communication devices and a fully accessible summer camp. Ottawa is one of eight provinces participating this year. In 2011, across Canada, the event raised over $1 million for the

event is appropriate because they push themselves everyday,” said participant Angela Havey. Havey heard about the fundraising event through her company Century 21 in the spring. She said she leapt at the chance to participate. “I thought this was a challenge I was willing to try to help fundraise,” Havey said. Havey and her team came out to a training session on Sept. 13 at the Coyote Rock Climbing Gym to learn the

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capital region is $150,000. For more information about the event or to donate, please go to the Drop Zone website at www.dropzone.ca. For more information about the Easter Seals, please go to at www. easterseals.org.

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Curvy Girls celebrate year of scoliosis support laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Decked out in pink and proud, Ottawa’s Curvy Girls celebrated one year of being the only scoliosis support group of its kind in Canada on Sept. 16. The monthly support group proudly displayed what it means to be a “cuvy girl” in a Golden Triangle church basement, revealing what its like to live with a spine curvature. Scoliosis is no longer screened for in Canada, but three to five per cent of children will be diagnosed with scoliosis, and one to three per cent of those children – mostly girls – will require treatment with a back brace. The technology used to make the braces hasn’t really changed for half a century, said Joe O’Brien, president of the National Scoliosis Foundation, and that’s what makes Curvy Girls so much more important than a regular support group. The groups, the first of which was founded in the state of New York in 2006, show girls they are not alone and increase the likelihood that girls will use their braces properly and stay committed to exercises that can help stop the progression of the deforming curve in their spines. “There is nothing more exciting than this group,” said

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Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined members of the Ottawa chapter of the Curvy Girls scoliosis support group to celebrate the group’s first anniversary on Sept. 16. O’Brien, who is himself a scoliosis patient and has been heavily involved in scoliosis organizations and research his entire life. “That bonding, that support, is very powerful.” Danielle Denisko, who founded the Ottawa chapter, said she wanted the group to give girls a way to feel confident and fit in with their peers. At a time when teens are already trying to fit in, dealing

with something that makes them feel different, dealing with the stress of having to wear a bulky back brace is challenging, she said. “We started this initiative to make sure that one day, coast to coast, everyone would know what scoliosis is and no one would have to feel alone,” said Denisko, who is from Barrhaven. Laureen Harper, wife of

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, came out to lend her support to the girls. “I just want to support all the girls here in Ottawa. I think this is a great idea,” Harper said. “It’s just very helpful for the girls with scoliosis to meet and trade secrets … nobody ever likes to feel alone.” Denisko and seven other girls – and their parents – first met last September and there are more than 16 girls in the group now. Local physiotherapist Andrea Lebel helped found the group because she saw a need for her patients to share information and support each other. More so than with almost any other condition or disease, sharing knowledge is critical to successful scoliosis treatment,

O’Brien said. That’s because the condition is “idiopathic,” meaning it cannot be traced to one cause. Everyone’s scoliosis is different and is caused by a different genetic or environmental trigger,. All scoliosis patients tend to be treated the

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City street named after fallen officer Eric Czapnik ‘My father’s watching right now and probably has the biggest smile on his face’ Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

EMC news - Eric Czapnik was a determined man, shifting career paths at age 48 to achieve his goal of becoming a police officer. So having a street named Eric Czapnik Way is fitting, said his son, Lukasz Galazk. “I know my father’s watching right now and probably has the biggest smile on his face, because he always liked things to go his way,” Galazk said. “And now he can – he

got Czapnik’s Way.” The street adjacent to the Orléans community police station off St. Joseph Boulevard, running between the station and the Quality Inn, was officially renamed Eric Czapnik Way on Sept. 13. Czapnik, who worked from the Orléans station, was fatally stabbed while on duty outside the Civic hospital in the early morning of Dec. 29, 2009. His window, Anna Korutowska, and children Lukasz Galazk, Catherine Czapnik

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and Anthony Korutowski, arrived in a police escort at the unveiling ceremony. Arthur Czapnik, his son, was unable to attend. For six-year-old Anthony the chance to ride in a police car was the highlight of his day, he said. Korutowska was met by police Chief Charles Bordeleau and Mayor Jim Watson, who accompanied her to the main stage. Bordeleau reflected on the sacrifice made by Czapnik, and the legacy he leaves for young officers and the community. “We want the name, Eric Czapnik Way, to be a reminder to everybody to pursue your dreams and never give up on what you really want to do,” Bordeleau said. “It’s a message to our young people as well, that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.” Watson, Couns. Bob Monette and Eli El-Chanitry, chair of the Ottawa police services board, also spoke. El-Chantiry said the street should be a reminder to the community of the risks that officers take every day to protect the city. After the ceremony, Korutowska said that she wants the community to recognize that despite recent negativity in the news about police, those are isolated incidents,

and the level of service her husband gave is the norm. “I truly hope that (people who see the street) will know who Eric Czapnik is, and if they don’t that they take the time to figure out who he was and what he did for the city,” she said. “Not as much how he died, but how he lived.” Galazk said it took a long time for the family to be able to enjoy time together following their father’s death. “Almost two-and-a-half years have passed since the incident, and finally the conviction,” he said. Community and citizen donations helped send the family to Disney World this past spring. “For the first time since Eric’s passing, my family enjoyed some much needed time together – fun and laughter at Disney World,” Galazk said. “I had lots of fun,” Anthony said. “Every time we’re going to pass through the street, we’ll remember not the tragedy, but the character,” said Galazk, who spoke on behalf of the Czapnik family during the ceremony. “The character of a man that put others before him. The character of a man who would not give up his gun, no matter what happened, always thinking of others. With that thought, Eric made the world a better place.”

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EMC news - Overbrook artist Rosalie Favell has been honoured with the 2012 Karsh Award for her works representing indigenous society. The $7,500 prize is awarded every two years by the city to recognize significant contribution to photographic practice in Ottawa, throughout Canada and internationally. It is named in honour of Yousuf and Malak Karsh, Ottawa brothers and photographers who were internationally renowned for their work in the mid 1900s. Favell accepted her award from Mayor Jim Watson at the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Lowertown, surrounded by her portraits of fellow artists and aboriginal people who inspired her. The approximately 60 black-and-white photographs were shot over the past four years in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Colorado and other location. In a way, Favell said, the “Facing the Camera” exhibition is a sort of retrospective for her work. “It’s about imaging a community,” she said, adding that she was honoured to be chosen for the award. “It is through this generosity that I am able to create such incredible art.” A panel of three jurors chose Favell because her selfrepresentational works define and inspire contemporary indigenous society.

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Changing the way you think about storage... YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN ALL THOSE DYMON SELF STORAGE FACILITIES POPPING UP ALL OVER TOWN, AND MAYBE YOU’VE WONDERED WHAT THEY ARE ALL ABOUT. LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED DYMON NOW HAS SIX INDUSTRY LEADING FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

Stepping inside a Dymon facility, you will quickly realize that Dymon Self Storage is not your traditional type of storage business. “Before the arrival of Dymon, self storage in Ottawa was really nothing more than single storey buildings with garage doors. These facilities were typically located in industrial parks or rural locations, that offered minimal security, no climate or humidity controls, and there was very little focus on customer service,” explains Steve Creighton. “We recognized there was a demand for quality storage in Ottawa, but there was virtually nothing available”. Dymon quickly recognized a business opportunity, but wanted to create a unique “made in Ottawa” solution. Before getting started back in 2006, Dymon did extensive research across the U.S. and Canada by visiting dozens of facilities, and quickly determined the attributes of the best performing facilities across North America. Taking these ideas and introducing a few unique offerings of its own, Dymon put together a “best of breed” business model. Arguably, right here in Ottawa Dymon has built the very best that self storage has to offer anywhere in the world. “At the end of the day, your stuff is likely better off stored with Dymon than at your home or business” adds Creighton. 16

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From the outside, Dymon’s facilities are architecturally attractive and don’t look anything like storage buildings. “We have moved self storage into the mainstream by locating our facilities in easy to access, highly visible sites, usually adjacent to big box retail” says Creighton, “and with our attractive exterior look we wanted the marketplace to understand that we represented a new and totally different storage solution”.

should drop by the facilities just to see their unique box displays! And the list goes on and on.

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With everything that Dymon has to offer, is it any wonder that Dymon Self Storage has taken the Ottawa market by storm? Dymon’s first facility on Coventry Road opened in 2006 and filled in just 5 months, and has remained full ever since. And Dymon’s Coventry facility was no flash-in-the-pan – Dymon’s second location at Prince of Wales and Hunt Club was filled in only 6 months. Each

Dymon’s facilities have many distinctive features that differentiate them from anything else in the Ottawa marketplace. By integrating leading technologies, Dymon has created the safest and most convenient way to store your excess stuff. Starting with its complete and total humidity and climate controlled environment, Dymon’s facilities ensure no mould, mildew or bugs. Its advanced security features ensure your possessions are safe – besides having extended retail hours, Dymon also has a 24/7 Customer Service Command Center which monitors all of its facilities with personnel who can respond to customer issues at anytime, day or night. Dymon’s unique drive through bays (which are like airport hangars) provide complete protection from the weather and allow you to load and unload your stuff in comfort. Dymon even offers a free truck and driver at the time of movein for your added convenience, taking the hassle away of renting and driving a large truck. Dymon’s facilities have luxury boardrooms, mini-offices, as well as a vault and mailbox service. And in a short period of time, Dymon has become a leading retailer of boxes and moving supplies – you

But perhaps Dymon’s biggest asset is its relentless focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience. “Our highly trained staff regularly go above and beyond to help our customers deal with the stress of moving and storage,” says Creighton. “And time and time again we receive compliments on how helpful and professional our staff are.”

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any people are also taking notice of Dymon’s latest facility under construction on Carling at the Queensway. “We are really excited about our Carling site,” offers Steve Creighton, Senior Vice President with Dymon, “it is going to be our flagship facility with our head office located on the top floor. We have some new outstanding features that are going to make this our best facility yet.” Dymon’s next facility will be on Greenbank at Hunt Club, and then another six facilities planned for Ottawa.


Your Community Newspaper DymonBox.com is its latest environmentally focused business that offers customers the opportunity to rent or buy eco-friendly storage bins ideally suited for moving and storage. “This is an incredibly convenient service for our customers,” says Jonathon Dicker, Regional Manager at Dymon, “renting the eco-friendly storage bins is cheaper than buying traditional cardboard boxes and includes free delivery and pick-up.”

subsequent facility has also experienced a rapid fill. Dymon’s Kanata Centrum facility, adjacent to Canadian Tire, is the largest self storage facility in Canada, and is already half full after having just opened at the end of 2011. Pretty impressive stuff when you realize the Kanata facility is twice as large as their Coventry facility! To put this all in perspective, a facility the size of Dymon’s Kanata location would ordinarily take up to 36–48 months to fill in the US.

SO WHO IS YOUR TYPICAL DYMON CUSTOMER? The reasons why people need storage are endless. For example, people selling their homes use Dymon. It has been proven that a decluttered, well staged home will sell more quickly and at a higher price. Dymon is also great if you are downsizing or if you simply have too much stuff and need to make room in your home. Many customers also use Dymon to store their possessions while their homes are undergoing renovations, or to clear out their garage in the fall to make room for their cars. Interestingly, the majority of Dymon’s customers are women. According to Creighton, “Women are the primary decision maker when it comes to storage, so we have taken particular care to design our facilities to be attractive to the female consumer.” Dymon does this by its highly focused customer service, security, convenient access, and ultra clean facilities – all factors many women demand.

“Women appreciate the quality that Dymon offers – they know their stuff will be safe and secure.” Dymon’s storage facilities are also very attractive to business operators. With free on-site boardrooms, a parcel acceptance service, and flexible yet affordable storage leasing options, Dymon offers the perfect solution for a variety of businesses. “Currently about 25% of each facility is made up of commercial customers,” reports Creighton. “Dymon is perfect for business to store bankers’ boxes, excess merchandise, spare office furniture or work equipment, and seasonal inventory. We even have some business customers who use their storage unit as their own mini-warehouse instead of renting a larger building with much higher fixed overhead.” This fall, Dymon is also preparing to launch a new convenient document storage, retrieval and destruction business ideally suited for all types of business. “These additional services that will be offered to our customers represent another natural evolution of our business as we continue to serve our business customers better,” concludes Creighton. Dymon is certainly not prepared to rest on its laurels and existing business successes. “We are continually introducing new services and products to improve what Dymon has to offer,” says Creighton “and we continue to listen to our customers for new ideas on what they want to see from us”.

Dymon even assists you if you want to sell any of your stuff. DymonMine.com offers its customers the chance to sell things in a totally secure and convenient fashion. Dymon will photograph, describe and upload items to its website where potential buyers can view them or they can drop down to the facility and have a look. And just this month DymonMine.com introduced its new offer/ counter offer system where buyers and sellers can negotiate by e-mail, totally anonymously. The new process is fun, simple, and effective. When items are sold, Dymon issues a cheque to the customer, who doesn’t even have to know who bought the item. “Many Dymon customers were saying they wanted to sell some of their excess stuff, but they were frustrated that there weren’t really many convenient sales options available to them,” says DymonMine.com’s Manager, Peter Kalil “so we developed our on-line marketplace as a safe, convenient, hassle-free way for customers to sell and buy stuff.”

You should take the time to drop by one of Dymon’s convenient locations across the City – they really are unlike anything you have ever seen before. If you have too much stuff and need to declutter, and we all face that situation from time to time, Dymon should definitely be the place you end up.

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e learned to pray at a very early age. Mother was a firm believer in prayer. Father, not so much. Oh, he was a believer in God, but he often wondered why, when we were doing all the right things, we were still poor as church mice. Why we lost several cows when lightning hit the big maple tree on the west hill under which the cows were seeking refuge in a storm. So other than grace at the table at meal time, father pretty well left the praying up to mother. Although mother was raised a Catholic, she became a Lutheran when she married father. Nevertheless, when she felt she needed a special prayer answered, she wasn’t above resorting to her rosary beads. But she always made it clear to us five children, it wasn’t a case of what you used when praying, it was how often, and how fervently you did so. And so every night before we went to bed, we were marched upstairs to what Emerson irreverently called “the scrunch corner.” That was because we all had to scrunch down around mother’s knee when she settled into the old rocking chair that sat under the window in the corner of the room. It was in my sister Audrey’s and my bedroom, which was really the upstairs hall, and it was hardly big enough to hold all of us. I always tried to get in the

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories middle, because then I could rest my head on mother’s knee, but Emerson usually beat me to it. Mother would wait until we had all settled down around her knee, our eyes closed and our hands in steeples, and then she would begin. Her first prayers were ones we said every night. Exactly the same, word for word. I wondered back then if God got bored listening to the same prayers over and over again. When those prayers were finished, we then said special prayers for everything such as rain, good crops, a bountiful vegetable garden and a good day of selling door-to-door in Renfrew. Mother never forgot the old woman who lived alone in Renfrew, Granny Hines on the next farm, and the minister’s wife, who mother thought was a saint. They were all part of our nightly prayers. Then of course we were expected to come up with our own prayers when all the group praying was over. That idea came to a great and glorious end when Emerson prayed that something evil would befall his very worse enemy at the Northcote School. Mother said, what we would do instead was pray

silently to ourselves. I asked her how God would hear us if we didn’t say the prayers out loud. Mother assured me, he would be well aware of my silent prayers. So began a lifetime of silent praying. Our Lutheran minister certainly didn’t believe in silent prayers, I thought back then. In fact his prayers were so loud, at the time I figured they could hear them in the United church a stone’s throw away. And I wondered if your prayers had an advantage if you took on the pained look that came across our minister’s face whenever he opened his mouth. I asked my older sister Audrey if she thought he had sore feet, because not only did he have a pained look on his face, he had the habit of rocking from one foot to the other. To be honest, I was so intrigued with the minister when he was praying that I couldn’t take my eyes off him, when in fact, I was supposed to be sitting in the pew ramrod straight, in deep concentration. Audrey said it had nothing to do with sore feet. It had to do with the sincerity of the message. I had no idea what my sister was getting at so I just had to sit there with my own thoughts. And then it occurred to me that maybe there was something to this silent prayer business. After all, if a whole lot of people were doing it at the same time, that alone should have an impact and greatly impress God. And so praying silently became part of my life. I’m afraid I wasn’t very good at it to start. I was praying for things that I had seen in the five and dime store window, and even prayed one time that bad Marguirite would move to another country. When none of these things came about, I decided I had to change what I was praying for. We also prayed every morning at the Northcote School. Right after Miss Crosby read a verse from the Bible, she said the Lord’s Prayer, and we repeated it after her. One day I realized we did a lot of praying out there in Northcote. There were the graces at every meal, morning prayers at school, our nightly prayers around mother’s knee, and the silent prayers each of us were encouraged to offer. I thought back then, with the Depression closed in around us like a tight vice, and every day a struggle for survival, it was the prayers, in whatever form they were given, that were what really got us through the Dirty Thirties.


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Workers clear brush and level ground near City Centre as work commences on the multi-use pathway running parallel to the O-Train tracks. The route will connect the Ottawa River pathway to an existing pathway that runs south from the Highway 417 to Dow’s Lake. This upgrade to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will improve access to the Bayview Transitway station and connect to local streets.

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City getting free LRT advice IBM’s Smarter Cities team arrived Sept. 11 to devise marketing plan Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news – On the same day the city received three bids for builders of its lightrail system, it also welcomed a team of international experts to devise a marketing plan for land around the new rapid transit line. The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge kicked off in Ottawa on Sept. 11 with the arrival of six experts who have never met, but who will live together in Ottawa for three weeks while devising a strategy to advertise transit hubs as attractive places for developers to build residential and commercial buildings. Dense housing and businesses around LRT stations will be critical to boosting ridership levels on the $2.1billion LRT line from Blair to Tunney’s Pasture, set to be completed by 2017. “We are good at plans, but we need a marketing strategy that entices private investors to invest along those corridors,” planning committee chairman Peter Hume said during the committee’s Sept. 11 meeting. “This will help build Ottawa’s new destina-

tion neighbourhoods and set the stage for future development.” The IBM team will come up with marketing plans specifically for stations at Train, St. Laurent and Cyrville, but those plans will be transferable to other areas that will be ripe for development when LRT arrives. Deputy city manager Nancy Schepers said the exercise will set the stage for Ottawa’s future. “This will look at how the LRT will influence how our economy grows,” she said. Beyond the economic impact, light rail has huge citybuilding potential, Schepers said. “It can reshape and revitalize existing neighbourhoods and create complete communities,” she said. “We are keenly aware of the community-building aspects of LRT.” EXPERTS

IBM provided a team of its executives to conduct interviews and do research as they create a marketing plan over their three-week project. “The city is reaching a tipping point where this info is

going to become more critical to the city’s future,” said Norm Chatelier, a spokesperson for the team. The members of the Smarter Cities team are all experts in different areas of IBM’s global business. Some are techies, while others are experts in sales are marketing. A few of them have experience with government issues. Their advice would be worth about $400,000 but the city will get it for free. The experts sent by IBM will crunch numbers and engage stakeholders to see if the city is on the right track when it comes to creating market interest in developing the transit hubs. The study could recommend whether public investment is required to meet the needs of the current – and future – population of the city. This year’s IBM Smarter Cities Challenge was announced on March 15 and Ottawa is one of two Canadian cities that were selected. Ottawa and Surrey, B.C., are the two Canadian cities among the 100 worldwide selected for the 2012 Smarter Cities Challenge. Since it began three years ago, 100 cities such as St. Louis, Philadelphia, Helsinki and Sapporo, Japan have utilized similar expertise from IBM worth around $50 million.

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Public art installations worth cost: Hobbs Continued from page 1

Lotecki, who operates Slungshot Studio in Almonte, previously worked on the Wellington Street West â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;marble hydrantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; public art installation. For Lafontaine, who learned the art of glassblowing 20 years ago, it was her first time being involved in a project of this nature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took a while to sink in,â&#x20AC;? she said of the realization her art will be part of her communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical makeup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud to be part of a project that makes art a part of everyday life.â&#x20AC;? Lafontaine said the year of hard work was â&#x20AC;&#x153;worth itâ&#x20AC;? after stepping back and looking at

the results. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Art Program is not a new thing, having been created back in 1985. Under their policy, one per cent of the funding of municipal construction projects goes towards public art, stimulating interest in the arts and enlivening streetscapes. By association the local artists involved gain exposure. Given the number of large projects the city has seen in recent years, coupled with the state of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal environment, funding for public art can sometimes be a controversial topic. On Monday, Sept. 17, Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder raised the issue of public art

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lic art might allow better services to the community, as it could help in this case. When asked about the issue (before the Barrhaven example came to light), Coun. Hobbs said she was sympathetic towards those with fiscal concerns, but added that the benefits of accessible arts and culture in city neighbourhoods could easily outweigh the benefit of the money saved by removing it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand the concerns that there are a lot of things you could spend money on,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but what if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support your local artist? What do you miss out on if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide this kind of program?â&#x20AC;?

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Investing in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth Jack Laytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing one year ago was a great challenge for me having considered him a colleague, mentor and dear friend. It was wonderful to see people come together to support one another after his passing, especially since many were young people with big aspirations and goals for the future. One of Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most profound legacies is his dream of a better Canada for our youth. In his letter to Canadians, he speciďŹ cally addressed young people and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;youth need to be at the heart of our economy, our political life, and our plans for the present and the future.â&#x20AC;? Since Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election to majority government, little has been done to address the soaring costs of postsecondary education and the crippling debt associated with these expenses, or the high level of youth who are unemployed or underemployed. The recent 2012 Budget offered no new money to offset rising tuition costs. According to Statistics Canada, on average, undergraduate students in Ontario paid the highest fees ($6,640) in the country for the 2011-2012 academic year followed by students in New Brunswick (who paid $5,853).

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In terms of job creation for young people, my colleagues and I would like to see more investment in job training and apprenticeship programs so that youth can acquire the skills and training that they need. We would also like to see creation of hiring incentives for employers, a reduction in the small business tax rate from 11% to 9%, as well as implementing a Job Creation Tax Credit that will provide up to $4,500 per new hire. New Democrats would also re-introduce the federal minimum wage law to set a national standard for those earning the lowest wages in our workforce, which are often young people.

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LOST & FOUND

British cleaning to British houses. Move in Move out. References available 613-869-0878

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For Landscaping work!

FIREWOOD

hardwood, (Hard Maple), cut and split. Free delivery. Kindling available. Call today 613-229-7533. DUQUETTE’S FIREWOOD

Seasoned maple and oak, free delivery, Member of BBB. Volume Discounts! www.duquettesfirewood.com

613-830-1488 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Firewood for sale. 613-839-1485 MIXED HARDWOOD 8” length excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood, land and lot clearing, tree trimming, and outdoor furnace wood available Call 613-432-2286 Mixed hardwood- dried 1 year. $110/face cord. Free delivery to most area’s. 613-229-4004

BUSINESS SERVICES ALL CHIMNEY REPAIR & RESTORATION Brick & stonework. Workmanship guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Jim, 613-291-1228, or 613-831-2550 Anna’s Touch Home Cleaning. Keep your weekends free from housework! Honest ,reliable cleaner. Fully bonded. Back to school special, 25.00 off! First cleaning. With this ad. Call: 613-890-0715. Drew’s Computer RepairWebsite design, certified technician, $25/hour, email drew@dcrtech.net web..dcrtech.net Residential and Business. 613-826-0521. $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan form an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (lock in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585

FITNESS & HEALTH Men’s Morning Hockey Players & Goalies for recreational hockey, Mondays and Fridays (1 or 2 days a week) 8-9 am at Bell Sensplex from October 15th to April 29th. Call Ian 613-761-3261 or email ian@exelcontracting.ca

AUCTIONS

Need a helping hand? Our dedicated and mature caregivers (50 years+), thoroughly screened and insured, provide light housekeeping, companion care, dementia care, respite care, child care, shopping, transportation, handy work and other services. Call Seniors on Site at 613-422-7676 or visit www.sosonsite.com

PropertyStarsJobs.com Attention: Do you have 5-15 hours/week? Turn it into $5000/month on your computer. Online training, flexible hours. www.debsminioffice.com

REWARD OFFERED!! LOST DOG: SEPTEMBER 9th Name: Willow Colour: Blue Merle, Female, Rough Collie. Broke from collar when spooked by a car. Lost at Bruce Pitt during the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. Crossed 416 and potential sightings have been in Bells Corners, Cedar Hill Golf Course, on Cedar Hill Drive and Clarke Field at Fallowfield If found please contact 613 825 1425 613 799 0156 or Humane Society or 311

HOMEWORKERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!! Full & Part Time Positions Are Available - On-Line Data Entry, Typing Work, Home Assemblers, Mystery Shoppers, Online Surveys, Others. No Experience Needed! www.ontariojobsathome.com

FOR RENT

URGENTLY NEEDED - 2 INDIAN COOKS, $14/hour, 40hrs/week. Karara INDIAN Take Out. 1600 Merivale Rd. (Nepean) email:

KANATA Available Immediately 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unfinished basement, one parking spot. $1038 per month plus utilities.

613-831-3445 613-257-8629 www.rankinterrace.com KANATA RENTAL TOWNHOMES

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 5 appliances and more, located in established area, on site management office, 323 Steeplechase Dr. (just off Stonehaven Dr) Kanata, K2M 2N6, call 613-592-0548

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

LIVESTOCK Applehill Stables 6115 Prince of Wales Drive offers riding lessons (beginner-advanced), leasing, boarding with huge indoor arena. 613-489-2446 email applehillstables@rogers.com Horse, Tack, Equipment Consignment Sale. Galetta Livestock. SAT. October 6th. Galetta Ontario. 1/2 hour W. of Kanata. Tack 10 am, Equip. Noon, Horses 2 pm. Consign early. 613-622-1295.

FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX

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Consolidate your Debts. 1 monthly pmt, including credit cards, taxes, collection agencies, garnishments, etc. GMC Consulting 24 hrs, Toll Free 1-877-977-0304. Services Bilingues. gmyre@debtzero.ca

Chocolate Lab Puppies- 3 gorgeous females remaining, first shots and dewormed, ready September 16th, $600.00. If interested call 613-832-3856.

MUSIC Voice Lessons: Shawne Elizabeth Studio B.A.B.ED. Dip.Mus. N.A.T.S O.C.T. experienced, qualified, professional instruction. Beginner to Bel Canto, Repertoire, Interpretation, Languages, Coaching, Remediation. Fun and effective. $45/$50 per hour. Shawneelizabeth@rogers.com ( 6 1 3 ) 7 3 1 - 3 9 9 1 (613)286-6793 www.shawneelizabeth.ca

REAL ESTATE SERVICES Waterfront Ponderosa; 97 private partly treed acres, like new massive scribed log 3 bath home and 4 car garage. An architectural masterpiece. 12 feet level waterfront. Perth area. $799,000. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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VEHICLES

Need a car or truck and can’t get financed? Whatever your credit issues we can help. Guaranteed financing is available to everyone regardless of credit history. Call today, drive tomorrow. Call Joseph 613-200-0100.

WANTED Contractor pays top price for homes, cottages and rural and city properties in need of repair. Call us for free evaluation on request. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

TRAILERS / RV’S WORK WANTED

World Class Drummer. From Five Man Electrical Band, is accepting new students for private lessons. Call Steve 613-831-5029.

Quiet adult campground, large fully serviced lots, fishing, tennis, horseshoes and volleyball, near Merrickville on Rideau River. $1200/season. 613-269-4664.

Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.

FOR RENT

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Purebred Berkshire gilts and boars available from Mid-October onwards. Also lambs available now for meat or breeding purposes. 613-395-4569.

FOR RENT

MARINE

info@karara.ca Winter boat storage- Winterizing, shrink wrapping, indoor and outdoor, $335-$425. Mobile shrink wrapping available. 613-267-3470. relax@christie lakecottages.com Carleton Heights Child Care Centre is a non-profit licensed centre. Spaces available for Preschool, Kindergarten and School Age children, ages 2-1/2-12 yrs. Full fee and subsidized spaces. Please call 613-224-8391.

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MORTGAGES $$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

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FOR SALE

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2005 KAWASAKI Vulcan 500, $3400 or best offer. Call 613-432-9923

$950

Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at www.smythsapples.com. Open daily til April 1st. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

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HELP WANTED

PHONE:

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AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

TWO DAY AUCTION Sat. Sept 29th, Sun. 30th, 10am Start 15 Beaver Lane, Limoges, Ont. Take 417 to Limoges turn off, 5 mins from Calypso Water Park – watch for signs

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Sat. Sept. 29th Antiques, collectibles, tools, farm rustic items, etc… Sun. Sept 30th Large quantity of antique and vintage cars, parts and automotive memorabilia, vintage motorcyles – Large Full Day Sale!

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY

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REAL ESTATE FREE BROCHURE - Kings County - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tidesâ&#x20AC;?- Nova Scotiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start Business! - Toll-Free: 1-888-865-4647. www.kingsrda.ca.

CUTTERS CHOICE - Buy Chainsaw Parts & Supplies at DISCOUNT Prices! With over 5000+ parts, we are your one stop Chainsaw Super Store. 1-888-817-4707, www.cutterschoice.com A SURVIVAL KIT for emergencies - covers food, water, heat, light, tools, shelter, hygiene, communication, first aid, instructions, more. Prepare NOW - emergency is too LATE. Visit www.PrepperGreen.com #1 HIGH SPEED INTERNET $28.95 / Month. Absolutely no ports are blocked. Unlimited Downloading. Up to 5Mps Download and 800Kbps Upload. ORDER TODAY AT www.acanac.ca or CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-866-281-3538. SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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$$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES - Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, Renovations, Tax Arrears, no CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGES, CALL TODAY Toll-Free 1-800-282-1169, www.mortgageontario.com (LIC# 10969).

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AUTOMOTIVE

DRIVERS WANTED

Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: www.omvic.on.ca or 1-800-943-6002.

WANTED

VACATION/TRAVEL

WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call TollFree 1-800-947-0393 / 519-853-2157.

CUBA & COSTA RICA â&#x20AC;&#x153;OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOURSâ&#x20AC;? - Unique itineraries combine history, nature and culture. Small groups, Relaxed pace. www.cubadiscoverytours.com. Brochure available. Toll-Free 1-800-417-0250 Weekdays.

LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION require experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800-2638267

SERVICES

MORTGAGES $$$ 1st & 2nd & Construction Mortgages, Lines of Credit... 95-100% Financing. BELOW BANK RATES! Poor credit & bankruptcies OK. No income verification plans. Servicing Eastern & Northern Ontario. Call Jim Potter, Homeguard Funding Ltd. Toll-Free 1-866-4036639, email: jimpotter@qualitymortgagequotes. ca, www.qualitymortgagequotes.ca, LIC #10409.

AS SEEN ON TV - 1st, 2nd, Home Equity Loans, Bad Credit, Self-Employed, Bankrupt, Foreclosure, Power of Sale or need to Re-Finance? Let us fight for you because â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in your corner!â&#x20AC;? CALL The Refinancing Specialists NOW Toll-Free 1-877-733-4424 (24 Hours) or click www.MMAmortgages.com (Lic#12126).

TEAM DRIVERS & LCV TEAM DRIVERS in Cambridge, ON. TRANSFREIGHT OFFERS Consistent Work Schedule, Competitive Wage & Excellent Benefits, No touch freight, Paid Training. REQUIREMENTS - Verifiable 5 Year TractorTrailer Experience, Clean MVR for last 3 years. To Apply: Call 855-WORK4TF (967-5483). Send resume to work4tf@transfreight.com. Visit: www.transfreight.com.

CRIMINAL RECORD? You can still get a pardon. Find out how. Call 1-866-242-2411 or visit www.nationalpardon.org. Work and travel freely. Guarantee by the National Pardon Centre.

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structuring of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory committees. Last year, the former chairman of that advisory group said he hopes the William Street pedestrian square can pave the way for the creation of other vibrant pedestrian areas in the city. While he agreed that many view some pedestrian zones, such as Sparks Street, as failures because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lively atmosphere that attracts people to them, Quealey said that is a lesson William Street can teach Ottawa. Sparks Street is surrounded by office buildings, so the area generally empties out at the end of the work day, Quealey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to have that collective energy, and the market

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Construction on the William Street pedestrian area has begun. Although city council approved the creation of a pedestrian-only space on William Street north of York Street in the ByWard Market last fall, the local merchantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; association wanted to wait until the tourism season calmed down before digging up the area. While there have been temporary barricades to block off traffic and benches and seating provided in the area, a more attractive, permanent upgrade to the space is on its way. The work will include widening the sidewalks on

William Street and creating boulevards on York Street and concrete crosswalks to make it easier to cross from the pedestrian area to the ByWard Market building. The boulevards on Clarence Street at William Street will also be widened. New lighting, trees, planters and benches will be added to the area. The work was set to begin on Sept. 17 and is scheduled to take eight weeks. The contractor, Ottawa D Squared Construction Ltd., wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be doing any work on the weekends. The pedestrian area was championed by the former environmental advisory committee, which was eliminated last week as part of the re-

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Dreams Take Flight on Sept. 25 Children also get spending money to bring home a Disney souvenir. Barnett said even though the big trip lasts for only one day, everyone is dedicated yearround to making it happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of us have done this or participated with other charities and they just see this as such a viable charity and such an important charity,â&#x20AC;? she said. The visit to Walt Disney World is a long one, lasting nearly 24 hours. Children and

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and uplifting for all involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is unbelievable. It is the looks on the kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces. It is just everything. It means so much to them,â&#x20AC;? said Barnett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of these kids go through a lot of things (and) this day away is just a way for them to be kids again.â&#x20AC;? Dreams Take Flight Ottawa uses specific criteria to select children for the trip. All are between the ages of six and 12 and have never visited a Disney theme park before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is challenging but very rewarding,â&#x20AC;? Barnett said of the logistics of the one-day trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am really looking forward to the flight and seeing everything run smoothly.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC events - A group of Ottawa-area children are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Dreams Take Flight Ottawa is a not-for-profit charitable organization offering a one-day trip for physically, mentally or socially challenged children to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25. Since 1995, Dreams Take Flight Ottawa has given special needs children an incredible day where they can be carefree and make memories to last forever. Thee kids are treated to a wonderful day at the happiest place on earth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Walt Disney Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magic Kingdom. In anticipation of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip, the 16th since 1995, an orientation day was held Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum for volunteers, children and their parents, as well as members of the media who will be making the whirlwind journey. According to Caroline Barnett, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day of flight director for the organization, the magical experience is made possible by generous sponsors and volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big difference is the dedicated volunteers,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our entire executive is volunteer. It is 100 per cent

volunteers will depart for Florida at 5:30 a.m., and return to Ottawa just before midnight, spending nine hours at the Magic Kingdom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long day,â&#x20AC;? Barnett said. Volunteers, children and parents were advised that Florida in September is hot and humid, so staying hydrated is important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Florida will be hot and muggy. Last year it was (45 C) all day,â&#x20AC;? Barnett advised, adding a doctor and two nurses do accompany travellers. This will mark Barnettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third Dreams Take Flight trip to Disney and she said each experience is incredibly moving

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Photo exhibit shows off the power of youth Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - A new exhibition from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa offered four young girls the chance of a lifetime. The council is presenting A Gallery of Portraits, a photography exhibit showcasing the work of four teens at the Arts Court in downtown Ottawa from Sept. 14 to Oct. 14. The project is the brain child of Julie Hodgson, a former senior projects manager at the National Gallery of Canada. When the Council for the Arts asked her to curate a show, Hodgson decided to make it something geared towards youth participation. The retired curator took four girls ages 14 to 17 under her wing for a year and created a program where the young photographers worked with Hodgson and veteran photographers from the University of Ottawa and the School of Photographic Arts in Ottawa to learn about photographic techniques, how to work with

different subjects, printing and matting. “My dream is to be a National Geographic photographer,” said 17 year-old artist Freya Poirer. Poirer and her classmates, Emma Rath, Maya Wilson and Rawaa Ayoub formed the small group who participated in the pilot project. Hodgson, who is a photography lover, jumped at the chance to use images as the medium for the exhibition. “I love photographs, I loved portraits and loved working with young people,” Hodgson said. In the beginning, Hodgson said she had hoped to work with at least 12 students, but after speaking with professors and teachers with a background in photography, she decided four would make it easier to work one-on-one with. Hodgson asked various youth organizations across the city to choose the students – she was open to both male and female candidates – who would participate. Once her four students R0011628659-0920

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Freya Poirer’s work, including this portrait is on display at her first photography exhibit, A Gallery of Portraits at Ottawa Arts Court. The show runs until Oct. 14. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists on Sept. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. were chosen, Hodgson started the program. The girls first spent time with Michael Schreier, a professional photographer and former director of visual arts and photography at the University of Ottawa, who taught the girls an overview of photography and portraiture and also led two in-depth critiques of their work.

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Hodgson then approached Michael Tardiol, the director of the School of Photographic Arts in Ottawa, to give a session on printing. Tardioli and his staff held a one-day workshop in Photoshop and allowed the artists to print their images. The girls also learned how to cut mats and were loaned frames from the school to

frame their art for the exhibition. Poirer said this was an amazing project to take part in. “This was a huge opportunity for me,” Poirer said. “It definitely helped me expand my skills.” Poirer credited both the classes with Schreier and Tardioli to her new-found skill

sets. “I learned so much and I am really grateful for the time everyone dedicated to us,” Poirer said. “Michael (Schreier) has really taught me how to take a meaningful photograph.” All the girls grew up before her eyes, Hodgson said. “When we started they were all shy and reserved,” Hodgson said. “But then, when I was reading their artist’s statements, there were such deep thoughts. I was amazed.” A project manager with museums and the National Gallery of Canada for more than 20 years, the 63 year-old found herself using new technology to connect with the young girls. “I found I was texting the girls to connect with them; it was definitely a different way of communicating,” Hodgson said. Hodgson, who has no children of her own, said she enjoyed working with the students, and sees herself doing something similar in the future. The exhibition will take place in the Micaela Fitch Room in the Arts Court Building at 2 Daly Ave. The artists will be available to meet and speak to the public on Sept. 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. The exhibit will show until Oct.14.

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This unaltered female, black and white Syrian Hamster is about 10 months old. She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner on August 21. She is one of many hamsters and other small animals currently available for adoption. She would love a wheel in her cage for exercise, and an extra-special treat would be a hamster ball to explore your home outside the cage,under supervision,of course! For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit www. ottawahumane.ca.

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You can’t eliminate scratching behaviours: it’s a normal behaviour for your cat; it becomes a problem only when the object being scratched is an item of value to you. The goal is to redirect the scratching to an acceptable object, such as a scratching post. Provide objects for scratching that are appealing and convenient from your cat’s point of view. Observe the physical features of the objects your cat is scratching. Note their location, texture, shape and height. Substitute a similar object(s) for your cat to scratch (for example, rope-wrapped posts, corrugated cardboard, or even a log). Place an acceptable object (for example, scratching post) near

make her less likely to use the post. Special products for training your cat are available at pet supply stores. If you are considering declawing your cat, consider this: declawing a cat doesn’t remove just the claws — it amputates the end digit from the paw, similar in scope to cutting off a person’s finger at the last joint. This procedure can cause substantial discomfort and complications after the operation. Declawed cats may become reclusive, irritable, aggressive and unpredictable, and may have a tendency to bite as they cannot scratch to give warning. While other, newer methods exist for declawing (for example, laser surgery), the end result is still undesirable for your cat as it prevents her from engaging in normal cat behaviour. The OHS does not support declawing. It should be considered as a final option after you have exhausted other alternatives to eliminate destructive behaviour. However, if you feel that you must either declaw your cat or give her up, the OHS would rather see your cat stay in her

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home. If you decide that it is absolutely necessary to have your cat declawed, only have the front paws done, so that the cat can still scratch an itch, climb and defend herself. If this is your decision, consult your veterinarian first and discuss having the surgery done at the same time your cat is spayed or neutered. Other tips If you catch your cat in the act, try making a loud noise (for example, use a whistle, shake a soda can filled with pebbles or pennies, or slap a wall or a table) or use a water-filled squirt bottle. Conversely, when your cat claws the scratching post instead of your couch, make sure you give your cat extra praise and affection. One reason cats scratch is to remove the dead outer layer of their claws. Regularly trimming your cat’s nails can help reduce scratching. You should clip off the sharp tips of your cat’s claws on his front feet every two weeks or so. More companion animal information is available at www.ottawahumane.ca. R0011623765

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an inappropriate object (for example, upholstered chair). Make sure the objects are stable and won’t fall over when she uses them. You can make these objects more attractive to your cat by spraying them with catnip periodically and hanging a toy from the post. If you cat is refusing to use a scratching post and prefers your rug, try covering a piece of plywood with carpet and spraying it with some catnip. Cover the inappropriate object(s) with something your cat won’t like, such as double-sided sticky tape, aluminium foil, sheets of sandpaper, or a plastic carpet runner with the pointy side up. Only remove the “unappealing” coverings (for example, double-sided sticky tape, aluminium foil, sheets of sandpaper) from the inappropriate object(s) when your cat is consistently using the appropriate objects. This will entice your cat to investigate the more appealing scratching post. Don’t take your cat over to the scratching post and position her paws on the post to show her what she’s supposed to do. This will likely have the opposite effect and


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Stolen cow found safe and sound in Russell EMC news - Daisy is safe at home from a harrowing adventure after she was kidnapped from the Russell Fair last week. The 68-kilogram fibreglass cow is an expensive and integral part of an Osgoode dairy farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travelling farm exhibit that makes the rounds to the Ottawa Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many fall fairs to teach kids about how food is made. But Daisy was stolen the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6, the first night of the Russell Fair, and owner Jeff Robinson thought the $7,500 bovine was gone forever. Still, he offered a $500 reward for her safe return, and in the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 12 someone playing a GPS game spotted the metrehigh cow outside Russell village. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was found just outside Russell on a main intersection clearly visible for all to see,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cow was well taken care of, as there seems to be no damage.â&#x20AC;? The rescuer would not take the $500 reward, so Robinson said the money will instead be donated to the annual Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Aid Day that purchases cattle for the Ottawa Food Bank. The cow, a miniature replica of a real cow standing slightly more than a metre tall, can be milked into a pail. Robinson bought the educational tool two years ago to add to his travelling farm exhibit, which he began about 10 years ago. While Robinson runs Tile Croft Farms, a dairy farm in Osgoode, his exhibit covers many types of farming. It serves to teach children where their food comes from, but sometimes the parents have questions, too, he said. A number of his farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sup-

pliers as well as farming organizations have contributed financially to his exhibit over the years and he said those

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Every child should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Established in 1988, the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) gives children a chance to reach their full potential. Providing education and enrichment opportunities, the Foundation is committed to improving the lives of abused and neglected children and young adults in the care of the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Society of Ottawa.

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Presented by Scotiabank Group, this yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trivia Night event is scheduled for November 9th, 2012 and will take place at the CE Centre. Early bird registration is open until October 5th but teams will have until November 1st to secure their place. This event, which has become North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest trivia team competition, gathers hundreds of participants ready and eager to test their knowledge all while supporting the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Foundation of Ottawa. Renowned trivia expert Paul Paquet continues to donate his time and skills in developing the themes, categories and questions. In addition, Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bryne and Stuntman Stu have stepped up once again to remain the trivia quiz masters. Register your team today by visiting www.worldtrivianight.com. Like our facebook page @childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aid society of ottawa or you can follow us on twitter @OttawaCas . Test your knowledge and strive to be the â&#x20AC;&#x153;smartestâ&#x20AC;? team in Ottawa.

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Fast, medium or slow, there are classes for older adults on the go Whether you are an older adult who likes to keep moving, who likes to take it easy, or something in between, there is an activity waiting for you at a City of Ottawa recreation facility. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population is growing older; however, the variety of programming available to older adults may be the best kept secret of all.

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Walk raises money for elderly care at St. Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home Eddie Rwema eddie.rwema@metroland.com

EMC news - A fundraising walk to support urgent and critical care for residents at St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home in Riverside Park is now registering participants. The Sept. 22 event gives walkers the option of completing a one- or three-kilometre course. The fundraiser aims to raise more than $8,000. Previously, Walk the Block fundraising has helped purchase shower safety supplies, furniture for the Resident Computer Corner and has supported the Hearing Assistance Program as well as many other projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The money from the walk is crucial because it will allow us to buy additional supplies and subsidize recreation and entertainment opportunities for the residents,â&#x20AC;? said Jessie-Lee Wallace, fundraising officer. The 147-year-old St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home was founded by the Grey Sisters in 1865. Since then, it has supported generations of seniors and others in need of care. St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home has more than 290 volunteers who work and provide much needed care for the elders. Previously the walk has

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St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home in Riverside Park is recruiting walkers to participate in its upcoming fundraiser on Sept. 22. raised more than $70,000 and Wallace said support from the community has been strong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really do need people to support the walk to make sure that we can continue to provide what we need for the residents,â&#x20AC;? she said. The home provides outreach services to seniors living in their own homes, meals-onwheels and other supportive services. In 2010, the home announced plans to build a 288bed facility next to the current

building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are pleased to announce that construction of the new St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home is on pace, on budget, and on time for our residents to move in November 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking forward to providing our local Ottawa community with a brand new Home while retaining the special Spirit of St. Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.â&#x20AC;? For more information, to donate prizes, or to volunteer, email foundation@stpats.ca or call 613-260-2738.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: ottawawest@metroland.com

Sept. 22 Westboro Beach Heritage, Tree and Environment Walk Westboro Beach Community Association invites you for a guided walk starting at Roy Duncan Park (Churchill and Scott) and the adjoining woods through the future William Commanda Park and finishing with refreshments at the beach. Tour Guides are Bob Grainger,

author of Early Days in Westboro Beach; Daniel Buckles, Burr Oak project and Darlene Conway, city of Ottawa engineer. 10:00 am to noon. For more information, please call 613-7159493. Walk2Hear, the signature fundraising event of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association will be held on

A VACANCY FOR SENIOR BUDDHIST PRIEST & RELIGIOUS WORKER Title: Senior Buddhist Priest/Religious Worker 3 year contract Start date: October 30, 2012 Ottawa Buddhist Vihara 2-115 Willow Street, Ottawa ON, K1R 6W2 Education: Some high school, knowledge of Theravada Buddhist teaching and meditation techniques Experience: Has to be a senior Theravada Buddhist Monk for more than 5 years SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A PLACE TO LIVE, FOOD, UNIFORM AND MEDICAL AND TRAVEL EXPENSES. Please apply online at buddhistvihara@gmail.com your resumes to 613-565-0842 Attention: W. Sirisumana www.ottawabuddhistvihara.ca

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Sept. 22 at Vincent Massey Park. Registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and a barbecue lunch provided at 11:30 a.m. For more information on registering for the Walk2Hear, or to pledge financial support, please visit www. chha.ca and follow the links to the Walk2Hear webpage.

Sept. 22-23, 29-30 The artists of the 17th annual West End Studio Tour invite you to visit their studios in the Westboro/West Wellington neighbourhoods on the weekends of Sept. 22-23 and Sept. 29-30. Spend an autumn weekend wandering one of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vibrant and eclectic areas as you visit the 14 artists of the tour. Enjoy works from painting to fabric art and from etching to photography.

Sept. 23 All friends, former members of Westboro United Church and members of the Westboro community are invited

to a special closing service to celebrate Westboro United Church at 450 Churchill Ave. at 2 p.m. There will be a reception following the service including memorabilia from Westboro United Church archives open to the public to view. All are welcome. Westboro United opened its doors in January 1914 and amalgamated with Kingsway and Northwestern congregations in October 2008. For more information about this event please contact Kitchissippi United Church at 613-7227254 or email kitchssippi@ bellnet.ca. A benefit Concert for Allison Woyiwada takes place at 7 p.m. It will be a celebration of music to raise funds for rehabilitation and related medical expenses from brain surgery for awardwinning music teacher Allison Woyiwada. Tickets are available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre and online. For more information, visit woyiwada.blogspot.ca.

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Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame 2012 Awards Show Also Appearing

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Britannia United Church will hold a roast beef dinner starting at 6 p.m. with music from Gord Ley and Caper Country. They have been entertaining in the Ottawa Valley for about 20 years. Caper Country specializes in old country favorites, down-east music and some rock and roll songs. Tickets are $25. Call Dave and Elaine Mackenzie at 613596-4088 or the church office at 613-828-6018. The cut off date is Sept. 27. Britannia United Church is located at 985 Pinecrest Rd.

Oct. 15 Starting Monday, Oct. 15, learn a new apporach to writing an autobiography. Start writing those anecdotes in this program. Humour, family history, historic events, childhood escapades - your life is full of them. No great expertise is required; easygoing, with appreciation, not critiquing. A weekly theme provides ideas to set you going. Writing is done at home and read to a small group in a private home setting. Led by Clea Derwent, who is a qualified facilitator. From Oct. 15 to Dec. 3, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information email clderwent@gmail.com or call 613-695-0505.

Harvest Gold Dinner and Dance fundraiser for the extension of St.Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, OrlĂŠans. Buffet dinner, museum tours,

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Barry Munro Bill Green Blackwell Bob Taillefer Charlie Kitts Dale Ducharme Don Cochrane Don Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Doug Sinclair Eddy Bimm Fred Ducharme Gail Gavan Gary Fjellgaard George Chenier Sr. Ginette Hamilton Gord Barnes Henry Norwood Jamie McMunn Jeff McMunn Joanne Post John Chatwood Judi Moffatt Pauline Nolan Peter Dawson Rodger Coulombe The Dusty Drifters Tim McCurdy Wade Foster Wilf Arsenault â&#x20AC;Ś..and many more

The Hintonburg Community Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual General Meeting takes place at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W. Doors and membership table open at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. there will be reports from the board of directors, with an election of new board of directors. There will also be an open forum to meet your neighbours and help make Hintonburg an even better place to live, work and play.

winning writer Vanessa Kelly will explain how to brainstorm your way to a more cohesive plot, identify your charactersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conflicts, and construct a solid synopsis that will help you get a publishing deal. The meeting will take place at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. Room 156 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for guests. Please call 613-731-3873 or go to www. oiw.ca for more information about the event.

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silent auction, live auction, and dancing at the Canada Aviation Museum, 11 Aviation Pkwy. Tickets are available by calling St.Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 613-824-2010 or email: harvestgoldtickets@gmail. com.

Mondays Looking to learn conversational Spanish? Improve your Spanish speaking skills with Los Amigos Toastmasters. We meet at Tunneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pasture Mondays from 4:55 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carole at 613-7616537 or visit our website at www.amigos-tm.ca.

Tuesdays Our painters circle is a friendly, encouraging group with a wide range of painting experience. Sharing ideas, showing off work, seeking suggestions, it has proven to be a really pleasant experience for painters who tend to work alone. All media except oils are welcome. No tuition, so experience is necessary. Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 613-695-0505 or email clderwent@gmail.com for further information.

Wednesdays Drop-in playgroup for moms with children four years-old and under runs each Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at East Gate Alliance Church, 550 Coddsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rd. Come for a casual time of play and circle time. More information is available at www.eastgatealliance.ca. Faith Friends Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club begins on Wednesday, Sept. 19. This Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club runs each Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Gate Alliance Church, 550 Coddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rd. Activities include Bible stories and games. Children ages four to11 years-old are invited to join. More information is available at www.eastgatealliance.ca or by calling 613-744-0682.

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