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EMC news – The City of Ottawa’s “stay the course” draft budget means the average homeowner in the urban area would pay an extra $67 on the municipal portion of their tax bill next year. It’s the smallest tax increase in six years and at 2.09 per cent, it falls below city council’s commitment to keep tax hikes at 2.5 per cent each year. As the mayor indicated before the budget was released, it’s a plan that mostly sees city services maintained and the continuation of existing projects, but not a lot of new spending. “There are many items contained in budget 2013 that will assist citizens in each and every ward and each and every neighbourhood right across this wonderful city,” Mayor Jim Watson said during his lengthy speech to council before tabling the budget. Community design plans promised for areas around future light rail stations would be funded to the tune of $300,000. Two new city plans approved last year – the Older Adult Plan and the Arts, Heritage and Culture Plan – will get $500,000 and $1 million respectively towards their implementation. The city plans to boost funding to fight the emerald ash borer by $975,000, bringing annual funding for pesticide treatments and replanting to $1.8 million. There is also money for 16 new school crossing guards. See SOCIAL, page 6


Yes, even inaminate fruits and vegetables can turn into the walking undead. Representitives from Fair Trade Ottawa donned zombie banana livery during the Wickedly Westboro Family Zombie Walk held Saturday morning. From left, Jason Chalmers, Adrienne Harding, Janice Ashworth and Alex Graham.

Westboro gets wicked with zombie walk Steph Willems

EMC news – The downtown core wasn’t the only part of Ottawa getting in on the zombie action on Saturday, Oct. 27. Westboro claimed ownership of its own legion of ambling “undead” with its second annual Family Zombie Walk, part of the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area’s Wickedly Westboro event. The zombie walk got underway at the Real Canadian Superstore, shuffling

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EMC news - The Centretown Community Health Centre has received a boost in funding for its diabetes care programs. The health centre announced on Oct. 20 it will receive $774,686 in funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for its diabetes care programming. The centre has addressed diabetes prevention, education and care as a prior-

ity, and was pleased with the financial support. “When we can detect issues early, people receive timely appropriate care and can prevent complications,” said Simone Thibault, executive director of the Centretown Community Health Centre. This funding is in addition to money the centre has received over the past two years from the health network and the provincial government for diabetes programming. The Centretown Community Health Centre has been working to improve health care

Diabetes Education team at the Centretown Community Health Centre are having a positive impact on the health of our community by allowing residents to get the right care when and where they need it, and helping those with healthy, active lives.” Naqvi said. The announcement took place during the launch of the Champlain Diabetes SCREEN project, a program which provides screening of diabetes and related diabetes illnesses to high-risk immigrant communities.

for people living with diabetes as part of the Ontario diabetes strategy. The program focuses on prevention and education, and helps reduce health-care costs related to living with diabetes and diabetes-related illnesses. The funding is said to add more support from nurses, dieticians, chiropodists and outreach workers. Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi attended the event on behalf of the Ontario government. “The Champlain Diabetes Regional Coordination Centre and the Community


Award winners Ron Dizy, President and CEO ENBALA Power Networks (Small Company of the Year); Laura Formusa, President and CEO Hydro One (Leader of the Year) and Bryce Conrad, President and CEO Hydro Ottawa.

Hydro Ottawa is thrilled to be recognized by its peers as the 2012 Large Company of the Year at the Ontario Energy Association Excellence Awards. The award recognizes Hydro Ottawa’s achievements in the energy sector in key business areas such as financial operations and management, customer service, distribution and environmental leadership. “These are all critical business areas, especially for an energy utility delivering an essential service to the nation’s capital,” said Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa’s President and Chief Executive Officer.






Hydro Ottawa’s accomplishments include strong financial results, with net income and dividends consistently exceeding expectations, and shareholder value increasing by $135 million over the past four years. During this time, Hydro Ottawa’s electricity distribution rates have been stable and among the most affordable in the province. At the same time, Hydro Ottawa has been one of the top performers in the industry in delivering supply reliability. These results have contributed to solid customer satisfaction scores recognized by the Electricity Distributors Association and most recently by Chartwell Inc. at its Customer Experience Conference in California, where finalists included major U.S. utilities Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, PPL Electric and NIPSCO. “Consistently improving the customer relationship is a very strong focus for us. In addition to affordability and reliability, it is imperative that we also provide customers with ever-increasing value,” added Mr. Conrad. During his acceptance speech, Mr. Conrad acknowledged Hydro Ottawa’s employees as a major reason for the company’s continuing success. “They are highly skilled, dedicated, experienced, and engaged in achieving our goals. They are also community focused, generous with their charitable donations and quick to volunteer when we participate in community events,” he said. In thanking the Ontario Energy Association for sponsoring the award, Mr. Conrad promised that “Hydro Ottawa will do our best to be back on this podium in the future.”

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EMC news - With winter on its way, the Lakeside Players think laughter just might be the best way to stay warm. The non-profit community theatre troupe is currently wrapping up rehearsals on its 20th year of pantomime performance, with curtains set to raise starting on Nov. 8. As a fitting way of marking two decades of staging traditional British pantos, the players have chosen an appropriate play, the classic tale of Puss in Boots. With a cast of 29 adults and 14 youths, the panto incorporates all of the elements that have made these plays popular for centuries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A panto is a slapstick, pie-in-the-face-type take on a fairy tale,â&#x20AC;? said Lakeside Players president Harrold Swaffield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In traditional British panto the male lead is typically played by a woman, with a man playing the female lead.â&#x20AC;? Mix cross-dressing with cheeky innuendo, jokes, a fast pace and a clear sense of whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good and whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad, panto has all the ingredients for an experience that involves a good dose of audience participation. Many of these elements may appear familiar to fans of the classic or by calling the ticket office at 613-667-2224.

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The house the community built in Morrison Gardens Steph Willems

EMC news – Every community needs a focal point, a building or other public space where residents can gather to talk, host events and get to know their neighbours. Thanks to the efforts of residents and community partners -- not to mention lots of elbow grease -- Morrison Gardens now boasts a fully refurbished community house. Located on the edge of Lisa Park in the Morrison Gardens neighbourhood, the structure serving the Ottawa Community Housing community was in dire need of improvements in order to continue serving its intended function. That problem is now in the past, as Saturday, Oct. 27, marked the official opening of the heavily refurbished building. In the space of just more than a month, residents, community housing staff, volunteers and a program manager from Volunteer Canada stripped the former portable to its core and put it back together in better form then it ever was. Building materials donated by Home Depot and community housing were bolstered by financial donations from a number of individuals and local organizations. “This has been an absolute miracle and success story,” said Jo-Ann Poirier, chief executive of Ottawa Community Housing, who thanked the numerous volunteers and contributors who showed up for


Ottawa Community Housing CEO Jo-Ann Poirier, left, joins College Coun. Rick Chiarelli, Ottawa mayor Jim Watson and some young Morrison Gardens residents to officially open the neighbourhood’s refurbished community building. the grand opening event and community meal. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli told residents he was impressed, not just with the hard work that went into the community house, but with the community’s work in drastically reducing crime in the area. “Six years ago this area was the centre of crime in the west end and today we’ve seen a 76 per cent reduction in crime. This is all because of people taking back their neighbourhood.” Chiarelli said that same cando spirit went into the rebuild-

ing of the community house, something all Morrison Gardens residents should be proud of. While the project was empowering for those residents involved, it also forged new ties with several organizations, while strengthening older ones. Paul Howes of the PinecrestQueensway Community Health Centre knew the state of the building’s condition all too well -- he serves as the community house coordinator and the building is his work space. Howes initiated the rebuilding with a letter-writing

campaign asking for the necessary funds. Things quickly “started rolling,” he said, adding the building is a testament to teamwork. “This is all about partnerships …we could not have done it alone,” said Howes. “This is the best example of what partnerships can do.” Helping to organize volunteers from within the Morrison Gardens community was resident Penny Knox, whom Howes describes as “the lifeblood” of the community. Knox took the reins on that aspect of the project and was

clearly thrilled at the results. “We have so many terrific people in this community … and we all worked together on this,” said Knox. “There was a lot of commitment, a lot of cooperation and a lot of fun had along the way.” In a surprise gesture, a representative from United Way Ottawa presented Knox with a Community Builder Award for her deep involvement in the project. “I’m blown away,” said Knox after receiving the award. “This has been such a phenomenal experience.” Mayor Jim Watson thanked

Knox and all of the volunteers who “put their heart and soul into the project,” adding the city does not turn its back on any community. He thanked Poirier and her team at Ottawa Community Housing. That group includes community development manager Steve Clay, who was also involved in the project. The contribution of Danny Gariepy, the project’s program manager, was also given a token of appreciation on behalf of the community’s tenant association and an appropriate one at that – an original painting composed on a circular saw blade. Gariepy approached Home Depot through his position at Volunteer Canada and asked that one of their two “marquee” volunteer events take place in Ottawa. “I grew up in community housing in the Heatherington community,” said Gariepy. “I reached out to OCH and they provided me with a list of communities where a project could take place. The (community building) idea came up with help from Steve Clay.” Figuring that seed money from Home Depot wouldn’t cover their complete vision for the building, Gariepy and Clay found the volunteers needed and helped raise the funds and materials necessary to complete the project. “Working with this community, you can tell the heart is here,” said Gariepy after receiving his gift. “What residents plan to do with this structure is incredible.”

Ottawa Book Awards recognizes the best of city’s writers Brier Dodge

EMC news - Ottawa’s most creative literary talents gathered at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Oct. 24 to hand out the 2012 awards for the city’s best books. The 2012 Ottawa Book Awards were given for English fiction, English non-fiction and French fiction. There was no non-fiction French award given this year. The event was MC-ed by Charlotte Gray, an Ottawa biographer and historian, and Martin Vanasse from RadioCanada.

Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Shad Qadri presented the awards. “Tonight we shine the spotlight on a vibrant, bilingual, literary community,” Watson said. “We don’t have to look far to find world-class talent.” The English fiction award was presented to Centretown author Jamison Findlay for his book The Summer of Permanent Wants. The book is about an 11year-old girl who loses her voice and sets off with her grandmother on a trip down the Rideau Canal in a boat, which is also a bookstore. “When I consider the roster

of talent, I was totally overwhelmed,” Findlay said. “It feels really good to be recognized.” The award for French fiction went to an author from Beacon Hill, Estelle Beauchamp. Beauchamp was honoured for her book Un soufflé venu de loin, which has also won a provincial Trillium Book Award. For English non-fiction, the list of authors and their credentials was impressive, ranging from Robert E. Fowler, who was foreign policy adviser to prime ministers Trudeau, Turner and Mulroney, to Craig Oliver, the chief parliamentary correspondent for CTV.

The 2012 English non-fiction Book Award went to Ruth B. Phillips for Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums. “(This is) owed to a great extent, to me living for 40 years in this city,” she said. “This is a museum city; it has a remarkable combination.” The Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry was also presented by Chris Jennings from the Arc Poetry Society to Michael Blouin for Wore Down Trust. The winners were chosen by a group of three jurors for each category and each finalist received a cash prize.

“They bring words to life for the residents of Ottawa and worldwide,” Watson said.


Centretown author Jamison Findlay won the 2012 Ottawa Book Award for English fiction for his book The Summer of Permanent Wants.

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No new police officers proposed for two years Force to be reined in for remainder of current city council’s term Laura Mueller

EMC news - Ottawa’s population is growing, but the size of its police service won’t be for the next two years. The police service has no plans to add new officer or civilian positions until 2015 as the Ottawa Police Service tries to hold the line on increasing costs and corresponding tax hikes. As it stands this year, an average homeowner can expect to pay an additional $13 a year on their tax bill for police services. The police budget is going up by $9.5 million: $4 million from tax assessment growth from new homes and businesses, and $5.5 million paid by existing taxes. That amount represents the 2.5 per cent increase set by city council. The city’s population continues to rise, but the number of police officers isn’t increas-

ing in step, said Chief Charles Bordeleau. That ratio will start to catch up with us in 2015 and 2016, when the service plans to add 23 new members (both sworn and civilian) in each year. The police service is able to hire officers to make up for those retiring by finding cost savings elsewhere. A major one announced last month was the new collision reporting centre, which will open in 2013 and bring $600,000 in new revenue that year. That will rise to $800,000 in 2014. But most of the $2 million in savings the police found this year would come from a reduction in a stepped-up training program that was needed after amalgamation, when around 50 officers were retiring each year. The Just in Time program was started to ensure that new officers were ready to hit the ground as soon as officers retired, but that number has now dropped to 30 officers

retiring each year. As a result, the police service plans spend $1.1 million less on that training program in 2013. As always, the top cop cost is staff compensation; it comprises 83 per cent of the police budget. The city will have to spend $9.5 million more on its civilian and sworn employees in 2013. After public consultations, city council is set to vote on the budget on Nov. 28. SOUTH POLICE STATION

A new police station near Carleton Lodge long-term care facility is on the horizon. When it was first announced in 2010, the city expected to finish building the station by the end of this year. It was pushed back, but there is $30 million set aside to get that project underway in 2014. The whole project is expected to cost $50.3 million. The city also plans to put $5 million towards upgrading communications centres and adding a second centre, which will temporarily be located at the Elgin Street police headquarters.

Most fare hikes capped at 2.5% in OC Transpo draft budget Laura Mueller

EMC news – A 2.5 per cent cap on OC Transpo fare hikes wouldn’t apply to fares for the city’s most vulnerable citizens. Community pass holders are set to pay 9.4 per cent more for their passes. Ticket prices would also go up to $3. That’s not listed as a fare increase in the proposed 2013 budget because it was approved last year, but the fare hike was put on hold due to delays in rolling out the Presto smart-card payment system. A regular trip using tickets currently costs $2.70.

For Para Transpo users who have a community pass, those two increases combined will really add up for people like her, said Catherine Gardner, a former member of the defunct city advisory committee on accessibility issues. Gardner said she personally thinks the community pass increase is justified because it hasn’t gone up for a few years, but combined with pricier tickets, which are needed to top up the fare for a Para Transpo trip, it’s a hefty increase for people on limited incomes, Gardner said. Otherwise, the draft transit budget mostly holds the line. Ridership is projected to remain steady at 102.4 million

trips over a 12-month period. Riders experienced change last year with the “route optimization” exercise that will save OC Transpo $20 million a year, and more changes are on the horizon as construction of the light-rail line is set to get underway next year, so transit isn’t looking at big changes this year, said OC Transpo general manager John Manconi. The transit agency will see the full benefit of $8.9 million in annual savings thanks to the addition of 75 double-decker buses that started rolling out this year. After public consultations, city council is set to vote on the budget on Nov. 28.


City manager Kent Kirkpatrick, Mayor Jim Watson and city treasurer Marian Simulik appear at a media briefing after presenting the city’s draft 2013 budget on Oct. 24.

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After public consultations, city council is set to approve the budget on Nov. 28. TRANSPORTATION

Of course, the major transportation project in 2013 will be the start of construction on the first section of the city’s $2.1-billion light-rail transit system, including a tunnel under the downtown. The city is proposing to sprinkle $4.9 million worth of traffic-signal changes around the city. There will be some new signals and alterations to existing signals, and additional audible signals for the vision impaired. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko was very pleased to see design money for a proposed pedestrian and cycling bridge spanning the Rideau Canal from Fifth Avenue in the Glebe to Clegg Avenue in Old Ottawa East. That money wasn’t a given, and it’s extremely important to the transportation plans for Lansdowne, Chernushenko said. The timing is tight, but including design work in the 2013 budget means the link could be open around the time the Lansdowne redevelopment project is completed. Chernushenko sees the bridge as a key transportation component of the massive Lansdowne project, especially because it will connect Lansdowne closer to the rapid transit station at Lees. Other transportation projects include: • Final design work for the Donald/Somerset bridge over the Rideau River from Sandy Hill to Overbrook. • Construction of a pedestrian/cycling corridor along the O-Train west of Preston Street. • Design work for the Hickory Street O-Train crossing

between Carling Avenue and Beech Street connecting to an existing multi-use pathway to the east at Adeline Street. • Construction of a new parking lot on city land in the Glebe at 170 Second Ave. • Road rebuilds in Old Ottawa South, including Aylmer and Rosedale, and on First Avenue between O’Connor and Bronson. • The second phase of the Bronson reconstruction project to the canal. • The southbound ramp off Bronson at Heron will get a sidewalk. • The McIlraith Bridge rehabilitation project, part of Ottawa on the Move. • A new traffic signal at Churchill and Scott. • Audible traffic signals would be added at Rideau Street and the William Street Mall, Elgin at MacLaren, Parkdale at Scott, Island Park Drive at Scott, McArthur at the Vanier Parkway, St. Laurent just south of Donald, Waller and the Transitway at Nicholas and Bank Street, north of Cahill. • Pedestrian countdown signals would be added at Percy and Chamberlain, Beechwood at Springfield, King Edward atOsgoode, Montreal Road at North River Road, Blair at Oglivie, Carling at Sherwood and Holland at Spencer. SOCIAL SERVICES

The city has to grapple with a “dark cloud on the horizon” when it comes to social services, the mayor said. That’s because the provincial government is clawing back $7.15 million for discretionary benefits and the Community Start Up fund. That money goes towards a number of services for the most vulnerable residents of the city, including glasses and funerals for people on disability or financial assistance


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and emergency hydro and rent payments to prevent people from becoming homeless. “I’m concerned and I’m also not happy about it,” Watson said. While the city did receive an additional $5 million from the provincial government this year thanks to ongoing “uploading” payment to reclaim the costs of social programs at the provincial level, that money basically had to be redirected to make up for the discretionary funding shortfall, Watson said. SAVINGS

A lot of budget savings will continue to come from the Service Ottawa project, which aims to consolidate city services. In 2013, that will mean $8.8 million in savings from putting more services online, such as permit applications. City treasurer Marian Simulik applauded the city’s ability to slash another 139 full-time positions from its payroll, but later clarified that only 42 of the city’s 14,489 jobs were cut this year. The rest were eliminated previously, but were tracked in terms of dollars, meaning the jobs themselves remained on the books. Still, the last two years have marked the first time since 2002 that the city actually eliminated jobs to save money – $3.5 million this year. Many of those jobs were at the Nepean Equestrian Park, which the city decided to close in 2012. Office expenses for the mayor and councillors will continue to be frozen. DEBT

The city’s debt level is now sitting at $1.4 billion and the mayor said that figure won’t be increasing this year. The debt represents around 10 per cent of the cost of the city’s $15 billion worth of capital assets. The city borrows money to build that kind of infrastructure in order to spread the cost over the asset’s lifetime to ensure the people who are using it also pay for it. Servicing the city’s debt accounts for about five per cent of the city portion of a individual’s tax bill, the city treasurer said. Ottawa’s debt is the second lowest per capita debt ($1,537) compared to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, the mayor said.


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Solutions sought for Bronson cycling danger Steph Willems


Southbound traffic on Bronson Avenue crosses over the bike lane where Carleton University student Krista Johnson died following a collision on Oct. 18. Cyclists have demanded that safety be increased in the perilous area near the Bronson Bridge. The ‘ghost bike’ memorial set up following Johnson’s death can be seen in the left of the photo. bourhood’s needs, it needs to be turned back into a liveable street.” The time is now to propose the long-term solution, he said, as the city will be reconstructing that area of Bronson (Holmwood Avenue to Carling Avenue) in the coming year. Currently, work is being completed from Laurier Avenue to Catherine Street. “The timing is right,” said Chernushenko, who said he would like to aim for smooth traffic flow and enhanced safety over outright speed for motorists. While a long-term fix such as raised bike lanes – like the ones being installed on Churchill Avenue in the west end – and more signs could be

that solution, Chernushenko said, there remains the need to do something in the near term to protect cyclists in this area. He said an operational safety review of the area is already “informally being initiated by staff” in advance of the formal motion he plans to bring forward at the next transportation committee. The study will document what works and what doesn’t in that area of Bronson. Cyclists departing from Carleton often take the southbound lanes north in order to avoid waiting at the Sunnyside crosswalk for a signal and then having to cross back across Bronson at Holmwood further north. Johnson was travelling north in the southbound bike

Poppy campaign kicks off Pin a poppy, learn history at art exhibit Michelle Nash

EMC news - The 2012 national poppy campaign is officially underway. The poppy, a symbol of remembrance for more than 90 years now, launched the 2012 National Poppy Campaign on Oct. 24 at Rideau Hall. Gov. Gen. David Johnson and his wife Sharon were joined by the Royal Canadian Legion’s grand president Larry Murray and the dominion president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Gordon Moore. “I find it hard to imagine a more appropriate cause,” Johnson said. Pinned with the first poppy of the drive, Johnson said the campaign renews the solemn bond with veterans, past and present. “This small scarlet flower speaks volumes about the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers and veterans, and it starkly reminds us of the tragedy of war,” Johnson said. Murray, who thanked the Governor General for his ongoing support for the Cana-

dian Forces and his personal engagement in the campaign, noted the importance of wearing a single poppy over one’s heart. “Whether World War One, World War Two, Korea, the many peace-support operations since, including the war in Afghanistan and the recent conflict in Libya, survivors and fallen heroes alike may take comfort in our efforts to remember,” Murray said. The event welcomed veterans from the Second World War and the Korean and Afghanistan wars. “That the First World War wasn’t, in fact, the last war speaks to the fact that our veterans and their loved ones have continued to make sacrifices in the decades since,” he said. “In war and in peacetime,

members of the Canadian Forces have been steadfast in their service to our country.” Johnson personally welcomed and handed out poppies to some of the Second World War veterans in attendance, taking the time to speak to each person individually. The governor general also encouraged everyone to visit the national honours exhibit, located at 90 Wellington St. The exhibit, From Far and Wide: Honouring Great Canadians opened in May and showcases Canada’s national honours and the contributions of Canadians. Sharon, Murray and Moore all received a poppy at the launch, with poppies becoming available to the public beginning on Oct. 26. The symbol of the poppy recognizes the 117, 000 Canadian men and women who gave their lives during wars around the world.

lane when a southbound vehicle that was merging into the turn lane collided with her. A half-hour of observation at the accident site the following week, lasting from 7:30 to 8 p.m. on a weekday, showed more cyclists using the southbound sidewalk to head north than those using the northbound bike lanes and sidewalk combined. In all cases, cyclists were cautious crossing the bridge and either slowed or dismounted their bikes upon



encountering a pedestrian. Given the “exceptionally wide” nature of the Bronson sidewalk leading north to Holmwood, Chernushenko said he would like to see a bike lane painted on the sidewalk to allow cyclists access to half of that space. For pedestrian safety, cyclists would have to yield to those on foot. A reduction of the posted traffic speed from 60 kilometres per hour to 50 km/h in the area, along with a flashing speed board (indicat-

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EMC news - The Oct. 18 death of Krista Johnson on Bronson Avenue has prompted calls for new measures to reduce the dangers to cyclists on Ottawa streets. In the wake of the Carleton University student’s death in the southbound lanes of Bronson north of the canal bridge – a notorious danger zone for cyclists – cycling advocate and Capital Coun. David Chernushenko has floated some possible solutions, making it clear, however, that such measures would be a stop-gap solution until a permanent fix can be implemented. Bronson Avenue carries a large number of Carleton University students to and from their residences to the north, but it is also is a heavily-travelled route for commuters heading to the suburbs. The poor design of the road in the area where Johnson died incorporates a speed limit increase, a shallow turn, reduced visibility and a bike lane that crosses through an exit lane. The roadway is constrained by the distinctly different uses of the two eras it bridges – a dense, pre-war neighbourhood with narrow avenues that give way to a wide-open, high speed postwar commuter corridor. “There is a long-standing series of problems with the pedestrian crosswalk at Carleton and Sunnyside Avenue and the speed of vehicles approaching it,” said Chernushenko. “Bronson has turned from a liveable street into a speedway. For both the city’s and the neigh-

ing a driver’s current speed), are other short-term options. “Safety comes above speed of someone’s commute,” said Chernushenko, who stated he would normally advocate against bikes on sidewalks. “You can have a smarter city that moves people through good design.” In July of this year, the advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling outlined its top five choices for the most dangerous cycling spots in Ottawa. Bronson Avenue was not on the list. In the wake of Johnson’s death, the group’s president Hans Moor stated that measures need to be taken to improve the condition of bike lanes, increase signage to alert drivers to the presence of bike lanes, and challenged cyclists to take ownership of their own safety. A petition has been created at by Carleton graduate student Colum Grove-White, calling for a dedicated cycling bridge to be built. The petition has since collected 1,650 signatures. On that site, commenter Peter Anderson called the Bronson bridge a “dangerous missing link in Ottawa’s cycling infrastructure,” referring to a gap between the Carleton campus and the Percy Street bike lane that runs the length of Centretown and the Glebe.

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Smart development is planned development


or the most part, the suburbs have gotten off relatively easy from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s push for intensification â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a plan intended to prevent, or at least allay, urban sprawl. So when a developer comes forward with a proposal for a large-scale commercial development â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a plan that allows for high density residential buildings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it makes no sense to throw up roadblocks. The Kanata Town Centre

lands are a perfect fit for high-density housing, says Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree more. Urbandale Corp. is asking the city to rezone 10 hectares of land north of Highway 417 and east of the Kanata Centrum and is looking to create roughly 111,000 square metres of commercial space as well as hundreds of housing units. Last week, more than 80 members of the community

packed a meeting room at the Kanata Seniors Centre for the councillorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly ward council meeting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many of them concerned about the Urbandale proposal. We can certainly sympathize. Over the past decade, communities across the city have been hit with a slew of spot rezoning requests from developers seeking permission to build highrises and midrises not in keeping with

the various neighbourhoodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; character. For instance, a current plan to build a midrise in Beaverbrook has many residents up in arms, saying the building doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit in with the community. One of the leaders of those opposing the Beaverbrook midrise, Bill Teron, has repeatedly suggested the Kanata Town Centre lands as a perfect spot for a midrise or highrise. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the land was

set aside for future retail, office and high-density development by planners with the former city of Kanata. If not the Kanata Town Centre lands, where? The area will eventually have two Transitway stations on its doorstep, and runs along an eight-lane highway. If Kanata â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or any other suburb â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is to incorporate intensification and large-scale commercial development, this is the way to do it. If the city rejects propos-

als such as this it inflates the argument that people are NIMBYs whenever they oppose developments that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit the character of their neighbourhoods. Development has to go somewhere. Better it go where pipes, schools, bus routes, garbage collection and other city services already exist, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to pay for more. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a rubber-stamp process â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the development applications must keep in line with the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designated zoning. But going big next to a highway and transit is smart development.


Is a new library a bridge too low? CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


he other day there was a house moving down the Queensway, west to east, going slow, as houses do. That was a good thing because not much damage was done when the top part of the house couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get under an overpass. Now, you might say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a foolish thing to drive a house down the Queensway without making sure about how tall it was and how high the overpasses were!â&#x20AC;? And I might say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, at least they were trying, and least they were making the effort to get from one place to another.â&#x20AC;? Which brings us, inevitably, to how little the people who run this city are trying. There was a story last week about the central library. Library planners are proposing that there be a modernization, as opposed to a renovation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not a particularly big modernization, but one that will, in the inevitable words of someone, bring the library into the 21st century. Plans for something more ambitious were rejected, and we know why. There is next to no chance that the city will pony up the money. The same goes for the thrilling idea, widely discussed a few years ago, of building a brandnew library downtown. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll remember that this was seen as an exciting opportunity not only to re-energize the downtown but also to bring the library maybe even into the 22nd century. Proponents looked longingly at such examples as the Vancouver Public Library, which is a fine library, a great meeting place and an adornment to its downtown. We could have that here. Alas, no. A low bridge was glimpsed in

the distance, the bridge of tight budgets and grumpy voters. No way a new library was going to get under that one. And so, as with many projects that might benefit the city, the project never hit the road. You may also remember that one of the sites considered for the new library was the Government Conference Centre, the old railway station or, as the government likes to call it, Building Number 054533. Since 1966, when it ceased being a railway station, the building has mainly just sat there, playing host to the occasional event. It had a brief brush with fame in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s as the site for federal provincial conferences, but since then, nothing. To the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit, it has not torn the building down and replaced it with a condo. Also to the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit, has turned down proposals ranging from a sports hall of fame to an aquarium. But still, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gorgeous historic building at the very heart of downtown Ottawa that simply demands to be put to some creative use and no one is doing it. There are cities that would salivate at the opportunity to take advantage of such a building, such a site. Ottawa is not one of them. This is why so little has happened here in recent years. Most development has been by default â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the city saying yes to one condo builder after another. We will get a casino the same way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not because anybody particularly wants one but because not enough politicians have the heart to say no. Many will say our inertia on things such as the library is due to an absence of money. In part, perhaps, but it is also due to an absence of political gumption. Politicians at all levels are convinced they will be punished by voters for thinking big, if that means spending money and spending means not keeping taxes low. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true, maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. The idea hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been tested for some time. Certainly people seem to be quite proud of the War Museum, Ottawa city hall, the Shenkman Centre and other recent examples of thinking big. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be worth a try again? The bridge may be higher than we think (measuring first).

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What should the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top priority be as it begins the budget process?

A) Yes. The property tax increase is manageable.

A) Getting ahead of fixing our aging infrastructure.


B) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostly good but we need to spend more on maintaining the infrastructure we have.

B) Expanding the amount and quality of services the city provides.


C) No. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to pay another cent in taxes.

C) Addressing the chronic shortfall of social housing available in Ottawa.


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Striking out against homework burden


f youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll forgive me, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slept much in the past few weeks. My three-month-old, like her siblings before her, is consistently sleeping in 10-hour stretches. My sixyear-old, on the other hand, is suffering night terrors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a condition that affects approximately six per cent of kids in his age group, thought to be caused by stress and fatigue. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thrashing about uncontrollably in the dark, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s screaming, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not doing the homework. No! No! No!â&#x20AC;? Now, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if this is the only thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing on his little unconscious brain. Six-year-olds have a lot on their minds these days. But certainly, the daily battles over his one hour of Grade 1 homework is having some negative impact. Last week, I wrote about some of the creative ways we were

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse going to tackle homework. We have failed. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as stressed and frustrated as ever about homework. And apparently, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the only ones. The value of homework has been widely debated in the media these past few weeks, in the wake of French President Francois Hollandeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call for a nationwide ban on the practice. The head of the French Parents Association, Jean-Jacques Hazon, summed it up well in a clip interpreted on CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Current on Oct. 18: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forcing (children) to read the same page over and

over is useless and it puts inherently fragile children under enormous pressure. It stresses kids out, turning them against school forever, and they bring all that stress home.â&#x20AC;? A 2008 study out of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto appears to affirm these assertions. The authors of Homework Realities: A Canadian Study of Parental Opinions and Attitudes surveyed more than 1,000 caregivers of 2,072 children across the province. The majority of parents surveyed said they believe

homework puts undue stress on children and families, takes away from family time and forces kids to be sitting still when they should be out running around. Moreover, the study found that the more homework children are exposed to in the early years of school, the less likely they are to approach it with enthusiasm in later grades. To its credit, in the wake of the study and another similar study of teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opinions on homework, The Toronto District School Board all but banned homework for primary school children, excepting special projects and daily reading. Other school boards have mandated what is widely known in education circles as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the 10-minute ruleâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; take the grade level of the child and multiply it by 10. But timing out the homework may not be the only answer. One of the problems

with the 10-minute rule, as noted by one of the studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authors, Dr. Linda Cameron, on CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Current last month, is that teachers frequently miscalculate the time it takes various children to do the assigned homework. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had parents saying, as young as kindergarten, children were taking hours to do what was assigned,â&#x20AC;? Cameron told the CBC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really not necessarily a fair or a good rule.â&#x20AC;? And as author Annie Murphy Paul noted in The New York Times last year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the quantity of studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homework is a lot less important than its quality.â&#x20AC;? True. And perhaps this is why I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily support an all-out ban on homework. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve witnessed homework that works well and homework that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. As proponents of the practice suggest, homework that is well-designed and time-

limited can have a positive impact on autonomous learning and the development of time management skills. Plus, parental involvement in school work helps children to see that what goes on in the classroom all day is important and valid in everyday life. But my six-year-old? Despite his love of literature and the fact that he is among the strongest readers in his class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; having benefited from sitting in on his older brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homework last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it takes him an hour to read through the list of monosyllables each evening. (And probably another half-hour to whine about it). When asked what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be doing, he answers â&#x20AC;&#x153;read real books.â&#x20AC;? He simply has too much homework. And in my mind, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet the quality standard. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re officially on a homework strike. OK, maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;work-to-rule.â&#x20AC;? He reads 10 minutes of monosyllables per day and then we close the homework books and open the real ones.

Swedish diplomat honoured as part of Holocaust Education Month

EMC news - The Jewish Federation of Ottawa has joined with three embassies to honour a man known for saving the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat sent to Hungary during the Second World War. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. He was detained by the Soviet authorities following the siege of Budapest in 1945 and subsequently disappeared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wallenberg single-handedly saved 100,000 people,â&#x20AC;? said Mina Cohn chair of the federationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoah committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Allies sent him to Budapest to stop the death machine.â&#x20AC;? Every November the Shoah or Holocaust committee organizes Holocaust Education Month to remember the lives of those who were lost and educate people to prevent something similar from happening. Cohn said she thought this year, on the anniversary of Wallenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth, it was important to commemorate his work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is to educate,â&#x20AC;? Cohn said. The series of events was to be kicked off on Oct. 30 with a lecture by historian Karen Polak at the Agudath Israel congregation on Coldrey Avenue. Polak works with the Anne Frank House and was to give a lecture entitled Remembering, Reflecting and Responding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Young Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wartime Diaries. On Nov. 9 a tree planting ceremony will take place at Raoul Wallenberg Park on Viewmount Drive in hon-

our of Kristallnacht, a series of attacks on Jews and their businesses and synagogues throughout Austria and Germany in 1938. Mayor Jim Watson and Swedish Ambassador Teppo Tauriainen will be on hand to mark the event. The official launch will be held at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre on Naldony Sachs Private on Nov. 10. Robert Rozett, director of the Yad Vashem Libraries in Israel will be the keynote speaker. Throughout the month there will be workshops for teachers to give them materials to teach students about Wallenberg and the Holocaust. Cohn said the training could be the background for a museum exhibit set to be unveiled in mid-November. The Swedish embassy will provide an exhibit called To me thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no other choice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Raoul Wallenberg 19122012 at the Canadian War Museum. The exhibit is free to the public and also has some material provided by the Hungarian Embassy. Hungarian Ambassador LĂĄszlĂł PordĂĄny said the whole year is a commemora-

tion in Hungary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every school child in Hungary knows the name of Wallenberg,â&#x20AC;? he said. In addition to the material provided for the exhibit, Aron ManthĂŠ, head of House of Terror Museum in Hungary will be one of the speakers at a international academic panel on Dec. 6 at the War Museum. David Lunderquist of the Swedish Embassy said the exhibit was produced in collaboration with the Swedish Institute and the Living History Forum. The exhibit opened at the National Museum in Budapest, Hungary, in January 2012 and an English version is currently touring the world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with planned Canadian stops in both Toronto and Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically the life and work of Wallenberg,â&#x20AC;? Lunderquist said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today more than ever itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to show examples of people standing up for what is right.â&#x20AC;? The exhibit is set to open on Nov. 21. Yosi Aviram, of the Israeli Embassy, said the series of events this month is the result of a partnership between the embassies, the federation and


the Shoah committee. He said the embassies have come together to offer students in Ottawa a chance to win a trip to Washington D.C. to see the Holocaust

museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for children to learn about civil courage and the difference one person can make,â&#x20AC;? Aviram said.

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Main library up for $25-million renovation Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city won’t be getting a new Main library branch, but the library board is looking at spending $25 million to spruce up the existing building. On Oct. 24, the committee was presented with three options ranging from $6.3 million to $70 million in cost and chose the middle one. The plan is to “modernize” the aging branch by undertaking a comprehensive renovation. The more expensive option would have also included an addition to the Metcalfe Street building’s fourth and fifth floors. That idea was supported by library staff and the facilities planning committee for the library board, and the full board will discuss it on Nov. 19. But library board chairwoman Coun. Jan Harder cautioned that there is no money put aside for the work. “We don’t have any money for tat now and I’m not going to pretend that we do,” Harder said, adding that if the plan gets approval, the board will look at forming a fundraising committee. Public-private partnerships would also be on the table, Harder said. “This is a board that knows we have to make changes at our main branch,” she added. Considering a structural en-


The Main Library branch on Metcalfe Street needs about $6.3 million in upgrades over the next 10 years. gineer must be called in before a stack of books is moved, the news that the branch is structurally sound came as a surprise to library board members on Sept. 10. That’s when the board received a lengthy and longawaited 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. 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 threestorey, 8,175-square metre library was too small to serve the downtown population, and moreover, that the aging, Brutalist-style building was not fitting for 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. On Sept. 10, Harder said she had $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, she said. That proposal is included in the plan approved by the library facilities committee. “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 on Sept. 10. “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.”

Hudak demands Liberals put Ontario legislature back to work Eddie Rwema

EMC news - Some Ontario Progressive Conservative part members have blasted their leader for not being tough enough to force the Liberal government to put the Ontario legislature back to work. While PC Leader Tim Hudak insisted that there was no reason why MPPs can’t be at work now focusing on jobs and balancing the books, his followers urged him to be more aggressive and proactive at a town-hall meeting in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s

riding of Ottawa South on Oct. 24. “What I think needs to happen ... is: let’s take him to court and sue him for the illegal closure of legislature...” said one man at the meeting. “Look like you are proactive in trying to get it back. Not these talks because this is not going to bring the legislature back,” he said. Hudak fired back saying he is doing everything possible to put the legislature back in session. “We are not going to let them go away with this,” he said.

The prorogation issue dominated the meeting that was held at Ottawa’s RA Centre. Hudak added his party is doing everything it legally can to get the legislature opened again, but noted that prorogation is at the discretion of the premier. “Just because they are hiding under their desks doesn’t mean they are going to get off the hook on this,” said Hudak. In a surprise move after nine years in power, on Oct. 15, McGuinty announced he was stepping down as premier.His announcement came

amid opposition accusations that he misled the legislature over power plant cancellations that will cost taxpayers upwards of $230 million and pressure from teachers’ unions over his efforts to freeze their wages and take away their ability to strike. But McGuinty cited party “renewal” and the opposition’s blocking of a publicsector wage freeze bill as his reasons for stepping aside. Hudak said the prorogation was wrong, especially at a time when there is so much at stake in Ontario. “We are at a crucial tipping point and we are losing jobs. Ontario is in trouble and people are losing hope,” he said. “We are not just opposing; we are proposing bold ideas like cutting taxes, and balancing


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again.” While Hudak was addressing his party members, a handful of demonstrators staged a rally outside the RA Centre, protesting Bill 115 legislation, that freezes teachers’ wages, bans strikes for two years and prevents them from banking sick days. “We are here because the Conservatives not only supported the bill, but they want to make even (more) drastic cuts. They are going after unions and we’ll not stand for it,” said Elizabeth Kettle, member of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary Teachers’ Federation. “Our message to Tim Hudak: you need to stop now, do the right thing, get back to the legislature and repeal Bill 115.”


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EMC news - Cody Ceci of the Ottawa 67’s is one of the top players in the Ontario Hockey League and will play in the Subway Super Series on Oct. 23. He was named alongside 67’s teammates Tyler Graovac and Sean Monahan, both from Brampton, Ont. The Super Series will play two Ontario games, with other major junior leagues hosting their own all-star style games. The OHL games will be held in Guelph, Ont. on Nov. 8 and Sarnia, Ont. on Nov. 12. As of Oct. 23, Orléans native Ceci had played in 11 games with the Ottawa 67’s and the defender had scored 11 points: three goals, and eight assists.

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EMC news - Two properties on Bell Street North have been re-zoned to allow for the construction of a place of worship. On Oct. 25, city council

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The two properties are currently occupied by two converted low-rise residential buildings. Access to the underground garage will be provided via the driveway of the existing church on Eccles Street.

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Police seeking suspect in Baseline Road sex assault case Ottawa West EMC staff

EMC news - Ottawa police are seeking a man believed to

be in his 30s following a sexual assault in the area of Baseline Road and Navaho Drive on Oct. 13.

At about 3 a.m., a 20-yearold woman was walking on a pathway leading towards an apartment building when a

man approached her from behind. The woman was pushed to the ground and inappropriately touched and assaulted.

Residents intervened and the man fled west on Baseline towards Navaho. The man is described as a white male between 35 and 40 years old. He stands between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall. He has an average build with short dark hair and a reced-

ing hairline. He was wearing a black jacket and dark jeans and spoke English. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police sexual assault section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers 613-2338477.

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EMC news - An RCMP unit that investigates drug labs was called in to investigate hazardous materials on the side of a road in Barrhaven on Oct. 24. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Lucy Shorey was tight-lipped about the investigation on Brophy Drive, west of Highway 416. She said only that the clandestine laboratory team was called in to assist with a hazardous material investigation. She said in an email that only in the event that an investigation results in the laying

of criminal charges would the RCMP confirm the nature of any charges and the identity of the individuals involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At no point was the public safety in jeopardy,â&#x20AC;? Shorey said. There were a number of tents set up in the area of Brophy Drive, east of Eagleson Road, but Shorey said everything was wrapped up by the afternoon. Both the Ottawa police and fire department assisted in securing the area. The clandestine unit also investigates the production of drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamines.

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Ronny tries his ears at growing potatoes


other had a thing about clean ears and necks. We never once went out the door in the morning, on the way to the Northcote School, that we weren’t subjected to a close look at both. Heaven forbid that we might get run over with a horse and buggy, end up at old Doctor Murphy’s or the Renfrew Hospital, and have someone see that we had dirty ears and necks! Every night before we went to bed, each of us had to give ourselves a sponge bath. We had to pay special attention to our ears and necks, knowing full well they would be scrutinized the next morning. We pretty much ignored the rest of our bodies, since it wasn’t likely Mother would be examining us after we were fully dressed. My sister Audrey said she was quite sure we had the cleanest ears and necks in the entire Renfrew County. One year, the Lapointe cousins were again with us well into the fall, and Father said he doubted very much if Uncle Herby had any intention of taking them back to Montreal before the spring thaw! Ronny was a force to be reckoned with, while his younger brother Terry was as meek as a mouse. And any time Uncle Herby and Aunt Helen could send the boys out to the farm at Northcote, they did. It didn’t matter if it was the middle of the winter, or during the dead heat of the summer, we never knew when to expect the two

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories cousins. I was always thrilled when they came to stay. They added much to our quiet life out there on the farm, and I loved when the cousins were with us, even though Ronny was constantly in trouble, if not at home, at Northcote School. Back then, it didn’t seem to matter where you came from, or why you were in the school. If you were of school age, you just went. Terry was too young, even for primer book, so he stayed home with Mother. But Ronny, close to my age, made the three-andhalf-mile trek with the rest of us. All that was needed was an extra bag of lunch. Well, Ronny hated having his ears examined every morning. He didn’t complain about the neck, but for some reason he went through a routine that never varied when Mother was ready for her examination. He would bend his head onto his shoulder as far as it would go, screw up his face, and let out a howl much like our old Collie dog did when he thought something was attacking our hen house. Mother gave him no sympathy. He also didn’t have much use for the nightly sponge bath. And I know for a fact he often just wet the face

cloth and put it right back in the basin of water, stood for as long as he thought a reasonable time, and announced he was finished. And of course, the ears were rarely touched. Well, one morning Mother took a hold of one of his ears, and said “Ronny Lapointe, you could plant potatoes in there. Get over to the bench and I’ll give those

ears a clean out.” Well, for some reason that morning, Ronny took his punishment like a man. But I could tell the wheels were turning in his head. There was no howling, and he didn’t even bend his head to his shoulder when the other ear was being washed. Something was up with Ronny, I could tell. He was deep in thought. The next morning, we all lined up for the usual examination. Mother thought, since Audrey was in Senior Fourth, she didn’t have to have her ears and neck examined. She was old enough and quite capable of looking after her own cleanliness. I couldn’t wait until I reached

that magic age. Well, then it was Ronny’s turn. He stood ramrod straight – again, very unusual for Ronny. Mother bent to have a look. She got close to his ears and then hauled him over to the window so she could get a better view. “Ronny Lapointe! What have you got in your ears?” Ronny looked up at Mother and said, “Aunty, you said yesterday I could plant potatoes in my ears. Well, I thought I could maybe help it along if I put a bit of gravel in there. I sure would like to see a potato grow in my ears. Boy, wouldn’t I

have something to tell the guys back in Montreal when I get home.” I had no idea if he thought seriously that he could plant a potato in his ear by putting in a bit of dirt, or if, as usual, he just wanted to cause a bit of commotion in that old log house out in Renfrew County! Father was just coming in the back door from the barns and he saw the entire performance. He lit his pipe, squinted his eyes half shut, as he always did when he saw or heard something he couldn’t believe, and said, “It’s going to be a long winter. I’ll tell you, I’m afraid they’ll be here until the spring run-off!”

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  Dear Neighbours, October 25th marked the second anniversary of our 2010 Municipal Election and the half-way point in this term of Council. I continue to be honored to work for you every day and am thankful for all the progress we have made. Together we have been working to renew Bay Ward and I thank each of you for being part of that progress. 2013 CITY OF OTTAWA DRAFT BUDGET On October 24th, the Draft City Budget was tabled for 2013. This budget is about continuing the progress being made in the City and in Bay Ward. I want to share with you some of the key highlights and how they will impact us locally: s 4HE PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE OF  IS THE LOWESTINTHEPASTSIXYEARSANDCONTINUESATHIRDSTRAIGHTYEAR of reducing these rates. s !S #HAIR OF #OMMUNITY AND 0ROTECTIVE 3ERVICES #OMMITtee, I am pleased that we have kept recreation fees frozen and affordable for families for the third year in a row; in addition we will begin the construction of two new recreation centres in Kanata and Barrhaven.


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Local yogis pose for MS calendar Michelle Nash

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EMC news - From the moment Natalie Van Tassel found out her 23 year-old son had multiple sclerosis she made a vow to work every day to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Her first fundraising effort already displays her dedication to the cause. In four short months, the mother of two produced a calendar to sell with all the proceeds to go towards the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Ottawa Chapter. The 2013 Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis calendar showcases yogis from across Ottawa in yoga poses. Van Tassel, who is Miss February in the calendar, is a yoga teacher. “Yoga is all about meditation and breathing; it slows down your nervous system and allows you to be mindful of the present moment. It helps keep them mobile, it offers them strength,” she said. Van Tassel reached out to the yoga community and asked her fellow yogis if they would be interested in posing for a calendar. She said the response was overwhelming, with more available models than the number of the months in the year. The calendar is a result of the collaborations of Van Tassel and her friend and photographer Donna Sarazin.

2013 Draft Operating and Capital Budget City Council tabled its 2013 Draft Operating and Capital Budget on October 24, 2012. There are many ways to have your say by providing feedback on the 2013 budget. You can attend one of the two remaining public consultations. Details are as follows: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ottawa City Hall, Andrew Haydon Hall (110 Laurier Avenue Drive) OR Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. John G. Mlacak Community Centre (2500 Campeau Drive) You can also contact me directly at or at 613-580-2486, register as a public delegation at a Standing Committee budget review meeting taking place between November 6 and 26, 2012, or e-mail budget2013@, call 3-1-1 or use the Twitter hashtag #ottbudget. OC Transpo Route 14, 85, 111 and 118 Service Improvements After working closely with the community and staff for the past year and a half to address concerns related to service reliability on Routes 14, 85, 111 and 118, I am pleased to report that on Sunday, December 23, 2012, OC Transpo will implement revised schedule changes on Routes 14, 85, 111 and 118 to account for the use of higher-capacity articulated buses.


Natalie Van Tassel has made it her mission in life to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis and for the past four months the yoga instructor has worked on Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, a calendar she hopes will raise $10,000 for the MS Society of Canada. “She is very talented and wanted the exposure. I originally offered to pay her for her services, but Donna (Sarazin) said she wanted to volunteer her time for the cause,” Van Tassel said. Van Tassel and Sarazin scouted out areas and then booked times the other yogis could come to pose for the photos. The two of them spent their entire free time during the summer working on the calen-

dar to meet Van Tassel’s October deadline. “It was important to have the project completed by October to give (us) time to sell them by the end of the year,” she said. The result is 12 photos of local yoga instructors posing in local venues, parks and streets. From Rockliffe Park to Westboro and Orléans to Aylmer, the eager yogis donated their time to the cause. “Each photo shoot would

With seasonal service increases and schedule revisions to many bus routes, I encourage you to check or for more information. Changes to Curbside Residual Waste Several important changes in solid waste collection began the week of October 29, 2012. Residual household waste is collected every two weeks and the green bin is collected every week. Blue and black box collection will continue to alternate weeks.

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take about four to five hours, it was amazing the dedication everyone had,” Van Tassel said. Van Tassel’s son Oliver had just graduated from university when his first multiple sclerosis attack occured. Van Tassel said she feared her son, who was only 23, could be suffering from MS, but had hoped she was wrong. Then Oliver suffered from another attack, with the symptoms again pointing towards MS. He was diagnosed with the disease in June. Van Tassel said she always thought MS-affected people in their 40s, not young children. What Van Tassel did not know and quickly learned is it affects people as early as 14 years old to 40 years old. Van Tassel becomes emotional as she admits the first few weeks were extremely hard and she was constantly angry and sad. The yoga calendar, she said helped her heal. “Grieving and being angry, that is easy to do. But that is not going to help anybody, and it is definitely not going to help my son,” she said. The project gave her a goal to reach to help her son and the organization she depended on in those first few months after Oliver’s diagnosis. “I will do whatever I have to do to help the society,” she said. Van Tassel’s son lives in Montreal with his father, she said. The Quebec government’s ministry of health covers his medical costs, which are around $30,000 a year. Although she misses her son, she said she is happy he is being looked after, but knows not everyone is so lucky to have their medical costs covered. “We still need a lot more money for research,” Van Tassel said. “We need to raise money and awareness so the research can continue and I will be working to do both until my last breath.” The cost of the calendar is $20. All the proceeds its sale will go towards the cause. The calendar is available for purchase online at


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Community wins fight to save Sussex Drive homes Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city’s planning committee shocked even heritage advocates by unanimously rejecting a plan to demolish two heritage homes on Sussex Drive. The houses, one of which was home to former governor general Adrienne Clarkson during her childhood, were proposed for demolition as part of a project to widen the road into a boulevard to complete the National Capital Commission’s Mile of History section of the ceremonial Confederation Boulevard. The change is needed to straighten out a curve and make the road safer for both motorists and cyclists, the city and NCC argued. That reasoning did not resonate with councillors who sit on the committee, who roundly rejected the plan and called on staff and the NCC to come up with a more creative solution. Council also rejected the demolition on Oct. 24. Even Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess, who has spoken against over-conservation of heritage buildings, didn’t support the demolitions. But he added that the city shouldn’t be “holier than thou” when it comes to criticizing the NCC, because it is the city’s roaddesign requirements that influenced the size and shape of

the revised road. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs was the most passionate councillor to argue against the demolitions. She decried a plan to mark Canada’s history that requires the demolition of a home representing a compelling national story: a young refugee girl who would eventually move down the street to Rideau Hall to serve as the nation’s head of state. “Who is drinking whose Kool-Aid?” she asked. Orléans Coun. Bob Monette was straightforward in his opinion: “I don’t know how we could vote to tear a building down with this kind of history.” The ward’s councillor, Mathieu Fleury, has drawn criticism from Lowertown residents for his refusal to take a side on whether to save the buildings. His reluctance continued even after the planning committee vote. “Heritage is not something I’m super knowledgeable about,” he said. “I thought they (planning committee members) did a good job. I could have intervened if clarification was needed.” When pressed for an opinion on whether the homes are worth saving, Fleury said: “Who would say no? … The community has made a fair argument on why the houses should be saved, and the


On Oct. 23, Lowertown residents and heritage advocates protested against demolishing heritage homes on Sussex Drive – the last such buildings located on that stretch of the street. committee has said, ‘Yes, we agree with you.’ I am not in favour or opposed to that,” Fleury said. “I say, ‘Good.’ There was an agreement with community members, so they must be right.” Committee chairman and

Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume scolded councillors and delegates for speaking about the transportation issues associated with the project, because it is outside the purview of the planning committee, but he also voted against the demolition.

Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark, who will sit on the future heritage subcommittee, argued that the transportation reasoning is flawed. The road could accommodate cycling lanes and still keep the heritage homes, Clark said, calling the road straightening

an “excuse” to get rid of the homes. “You could probably do 120 (km/h) around there right now,” he said. “Frankly, we just don’t honour our predecessors very much.” Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri asked if widening the road on the west side, across the street from the homes, was considered. The NCC’s project manager on the file, Richard Daigneault, said the NCC considered that option but determined it wouldn’t work. Likewise for an off-road multiuse pathway: Qadri asked the question and Daigneault said it wouldn’t work. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli was concerned that the NCC didn’t have good answers for challenges that residents and heritage advocates brought to the meeting. Transportation issues are now at the top of Fleury’s mind, because he says there is “no question” the suggested changes would have made the area safer for cyclists. Ensuring any design changes still offer those safety improvements will be Fleury’s focus. He said he would like to examine the possibility of segregating the bicycle lanes from vehicle traffic, if the city decides to move forward with additional separated bike lanes following a review of the Laurier Avenue pilot project.


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Angelina Comba, 8, a Children’s Wish recipient, speaks to the crowd about her experience at a Children’s Wish Foundation announcement at Algonquin College on Oct. 23.

Algonquin pledges to grant wishes Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Algonquin College has pledged to raise $1 million to grant wishes. The college’s school of hospitality and tourism – home of the event management program – has raised $455,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation in the last five years. College president Kent MacDonald made the pledge to raise the bar at an announcement at the college on Oct. 23. He said the idea is to tailor the program towards experiential learning and help out the community at the same time. “Six years ago we were raising money to build a school in Africa,” he said. “Now there are children that no longer have to walk eight kilometres to go to school.” Since 2008, student groups in the program plan events – with no budget – to raise money for the charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Sue Walker, director of the national capital chapter of the charity, said there were 1,123 wishes granted and 100 wishes pending this year thanks to money raised by Algonquin and other groups. Angelina Comba, 8, is one

of those children who had her wish granted. In 2010 she went on a Disney cruise with her whole family. “I wanted to go on the cruise, not just myself but with my whole family,” she said. “The people were so nice to me.” Her mother said the wish was a chance for the family to set aside their worries and just be together. “For Angelina, her wish meant that she could just be a kid to laugh, swim with the dolphins and eat an endless number of Mickey Mouse ice cream bars,” said Lina Tripudio-Comba. Walker added other kids like Chloe – who received a heart transplant, had chemotherapy and lost her hearing – also got a chance to forget about their cares for a while thanks to the wishes. “Chloe just wanted to meet Mickey Mouse,” she said. Other programs in the school of hospitality and tourism pitch in and offer services like bartending, esthetics and baking. The 2012 graduating classes managed to raise $127,000 and MacDonald said he hopes to continue the partnership and pledge $1 million to make more dreams come true.



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Heartwood House moves to Vanier Michelle Nash

Last year, approximately 80 children and youth were adopted through the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO). What does this mean? It means that these children and youth are part of a family. It means they have a place to call home. It means they have a greater chance at success. It’s the beginning of a new adventure – a positive one.


Heartwood House has spent the past 11 years located at 151 Chapel St., but since the sale of the property to Claridge Homes, the organization needed to move. It will be moving to 400-412 McArthur Ave. good match,” Moloughney said. The executive director added the new building is an exciting venture for Heartwood House, which has rented on Chapel Street since 2001. “We are looking forward to having a home of our own,” she said. On Chapel Street, the joint-

charity organization spent more than $200,000 in upkeep for its space. Now the charity needs to raise more than $400,000 for its new home. “We have already raised $400,000, we just need a bit more,” Moloughney said. The money will be for renovations to the new building, which currently is one

large warehouse space. With 17 organizations in one space, Moloughney said the nonprofit needs to build walls and rooms to house them all. The goal is to move in by March 2013. Donations are being accepted on the Heartwood House’s website at www.heartwood

Adoption through CASO is referred to as a public adoption. Individuals interested in adopting are provided with access to training, support services pre and post adoption, as well as additional on-going assistance. CASO places a lot of importance on finding the best match for the children and youth in their care and welcome diversity in adoptive parents – including people who are single or partnered, from all cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and are financially able to manage the additional family member(s). Most importantly, CASO looks for people who are willing to commit to a permanent lifetime relationship with a child or youth. The children at CASO range in age from infants to teens and have been placed in care for a variety of reasons. The majority of these children however, are school aged or in a sibling group. No matter what age a child, everyone deserves a family – a place to call home. If you or someone you know may be interested in adopting, please call the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa at 613-742-1620 ext 2 or visit www.casott. The most important ingredient to life is providing children with opportunities.


EMC news - Nearly a year after Heartwood House found out the building it was renting on Chapel Street was sold, the joint charity organization has a new home in Vanier. It was last November when the Beth Shalom at 151 Chapel St. announced the sale of its building to Claridge Homes. The Congregation Beth Shalon synagogue rented space to Heartwood House, a charity co-op that houses 18 non-profit organizations under one roof. The executive director Maureen Moloughney said news of the sale of the building it was renting, was incredibly unfortunate, and at once the organization began looking for an alternative. “It was quite stressful,” Moloughney said. “We had invested a significant amount here, but we understood the step the congregation made and so we began talking about what to do.” The organization consulted with the 18 charities who share the space about a new location. “We wanted to stay in the community, that was important,” she said. The answer was a 2,415square meter space at 400-412 McArthur Ave. The space is larger and Moloughney said the organization is excited about the potential it offers. “We have room to grow,” she said. Moloughney explained most low-budget charities do not have a lot of options. The desire was for the 18 organizations to move as an entire community, but the move east was not right for everyone. As a result, three charities that had shared space on Chapel Street will not make the move to Vanier. The Ottawa Capital Mission moved down the road to Coburg and Rideau streets. The Aphasia Centre of Ottawa has moved to 2081 Merivale Rd. and Results Canada has moved to Gatineau, at 40 Promenade du Portage. “We will really miss these charities. It is challenging to say goodbye,” Moloughney said. Although it has lost some members, Ottawa ACORN and Ottawa Families Matter have joined the charity group. To make the property purchase possible, the organization joined in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa to buy the building. The church will own 12.5 per cent of the property; Heatwood House will own the remaining 87.5 per cent. Moloughney said the partnership works because both organizations have similar views and ideals. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa welcomes everyone to its Sunday services, under the concept of “shared ministry.” “Our missions are very much in harmony, we are a

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Superpugs Bubbles, right, and Little Man, left, took on the role of action heroes at the eighth annual Howl-O-Ween Pugstock, much to the delight of owners Kayla Villeneuve, right, and her mom Katherine Glazier of Kanata, left. The event was held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre on Oct. 28 to raise funds for Under My Wing – Pug Rescue. The organization recues pugs from unhealthy situations in Ontario and Quebec and finds appropriate foster homes for the animals. More than 300 pugs and their owners came out to participate in this year’s event, which featured best costume contests, merchandise and food. At right, Brandon Zweerman of South Keys drew from a popular Tom Hanks movie to come up with his pet pug’s Halloween costume. The furry castaway donned a tattered shirt and a painted volleyball for his pop culture costume. The pug’s actual name? Same as the cinematic volleyball – Wilson.


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Meet Pete! This neutered male, white Maltese is about six years old. He was surrendered to the shelter by his owner on October 10. Pete loves to take daily walks around the neighbourhood and would benefit from regular trips to the groomers!

He will need an experienced owner to show him the ropes, and to make sure he knows he doesn’t rule the world! Pete would not be well-suited to apartment living, as he likes to share his opinions on many subjects, which the neighbors may not wish to hear.

If you think you have found your next companion animal in the Adoption Centre, please contact our Customer Service Supervisor at 613-725-3166 or The Ottawa Humane Society Adoption Centre is open weekdays 11:00 – 7:00 and Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00.

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posted within 24 hours of admission, and the site is updated every hour. We will do our best to help with your search, but as the owner, you are ultimately responsible to look for and identify your pet. Make sure you have up-to-date photos of your pet so that you can put up posters in your neighbourhood. Make fliers that include the lost date, description and any unique markings, a picture and your phone number – a reward motivates people!

Be specific when describing your lost pet. Example: A large 6-year-old domestic short-haired cat, all black with white paws, neutered and declawed, friendly with people, answers to the name Newton Or: A 3-year-old medium size dog, 25 to 30 pounds, black and tan, shepherd mix, female, spayed, a little timid – answers to the name Shadow. Place a lost ad in the newspaper and check the Found section. Have your pet microchipped so that it can be scanned at a local vet clinic or at the OHS, and make sure to update microchip information if you move. Keep identification tags up-to-date with your phone number and address. A City of Ottawa License will also help identify your pet.

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: lll#diiVlV]jbVcZ#XV Email: 6Ydei^dch5diiVlV]jbVcZ#XV Telephone:+&(,'*"(&++m'*-


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Sometimes our furry friends escape, but there are steps to take to ensure this scary and stressful time goes smoothly and your pet gets home safe and sound as quickly as possible. The most important thing to do if you have lost an animal is to fill out a Lost Animal Report with the Ottawa Humane Society at, and email us a photo of your pet. The OHS receives thousands of lost animals every year. Submitting a complete Lost report will help us to quickly identify your pet, if it is brought to us. Submitting a Lost Animal Report is not a substitute for visiting the municipal animal shelter to look for your animal – visit the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Road to check if your pet has been brought in. Be aware that your animal could be almost anywhere. Exploring dogs have travelled as much as 20 kilometers in a single day. Do not limit your search to your neighbourhood only. If you have lost your cat, search the area at dusk and dawn – be cautious around cars and garbage cans. Inform your neighbours and ask them not to feed your cat. Placing kitty litter outside may be enough to entice a nervous or shy cat to return to a site that smells familiar. Photos of most stray cats recently admitted to our shelter are posted online at Pictures are

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

Nov. 3 Scotland Tonight - An Evening of Celtic Excellence featuring the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band and many guests including the Katharine Robinson School of Dance and the Ar n-Oran Gaelic Choir join the Sons for this wonderful show. The show also welcomes back comedian Johnny “Bagpipes” Johnston from British Columbia. Tickets are available at the door for $20. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Bronson Centre at 211 Bronson Ave. Free refreshments are available during intermission. Ticket holders have the chance

to win the door prize, an overnight stay for two at the Lord Elgin Hotel. More information is available on the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band website, at www.sospb. com. The Katina Cheewara Pooja ceremony and Buddha relic blessing will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lead by Kim Duong and family, the event will be held at the Foster Farm Community Centre, 2065 Ramsey Cres. All are welcome to attend. Parking available. For more information call the Ottawa-Inter Community Buddhist Society at 613-565-0842

Nov. 3-4 You are invited to the sixth annual art studio tour and fundraiser in support of the Ottawa Riverkeeper, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 195 Woodroffe Ave. A portion of the proceeds from on-site sales and a silent auction will be donated to the Ottawa Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to protecting, promoting and improving the ecological health of the Ottawa River. Visit www. for more details.

Nov. 7 The Queensway Terrace North Community Association is holding its 2012 annual general meeting on Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Severn Public School. For more information, email qtn

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Nov. 16 - Dec. 24 The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for its iconic red Christmas Kettle campaign which begins on Nov. 16 and runs until Dec. 24. Individuals, families and groups including corporations, churches, service clubs and organizations are welcome to take part this Christmas season. Volunteering at a Christmas Kettle can mean as little as two hours and makes a lasting difference in your community. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer please go to www.OttawaKettles. ca or call Julie at 613-241-

1573 ext. 233.

Nov. 17 Visit the popular Holly and Lace Bazaar at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, located at 30 Cleary Ave. The event will feature a silent auction including valuable art, clothes, collectables, a flea market and home-made lunch. Great deals on gentlyused clothes, books, and timeless treasures. For more information, visit www. St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual food bazaar on Saturday Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will feature deli and frozen foods, candy, baked goods, gift baskets, a coffee shop and a German food table. St. Stephen’s is located at 579 Parkdale Ave. at the corner of Sherwood Drive. The Olde Forge annual bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2730 1025.R0011691267

Join Al Sangster on a journey through to Turkey at the

Carlingwood branch library, located at 281 Woodroffe Ave. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Discover the region’s diverse geography, and spectacular historical sites. For more information, contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or email ref@ Online registration is required.

Carling Ave. Shop early to get one of their famous Christmas puddings. Baking donations gratefully accepted on Friday, Nov. 16. For more information, call 613-829-9777. The City View United Church will be hosting its annual Snowflake Bazaar and craft fair on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6 Epworth Ave. The event will feature home baking, knitting, photography, arts, crafts, jewellery, collectibles, books, toys, silent auction, luncheon, refreshments and much more. Admission and parking are free. For more info, call 613-224-1021.

Nov. 17-18 Friends of the Farm are hosting a craft and bake sale on Nov. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, featuring an incredible selection of items to choose from – don’t forget to pick up some delicious baked goods. The event will take place at Building 72 at the Central Experimental Farm, east off the Prince of Wales Drive roundabout. Admission is free. Call 613-230-3276 or visit www.friendsofthefarm. ca for more information.

Nov. 18 For Our Heart, a Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser, will be held on Sunday November 18 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Dominion Chalmers United Church 355 Cooper St. The afternoon will showcase Ottawa talents with performances including Julie Nesrallah, Dr. Fraser Rubens, Julian Armour and Singers, Suzart Productions, Polaris, Orpheus Choral Group and Canterbury High School. For more information, please contact Micheline Turnau at the Heart and Stroke Foundation by calling 613-265-9335 or emailing

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries invites you to visit the Minto Dream Home and view the spectacular array of La-Z-Boy furniture on display. Enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.

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River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, quartier Rivière

The Airport Parkway & the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands: Constr u Pedes ction of th trian/C e ycling main towe r Bridg e is pr of the Airp ogress o ing w rt Parkway ell.

Improving Safety and Increasing Pedestrian & Cycling Access in this Important North-South Corridor

Dear River Ward Residents: I hope that you and your families are enjoying a wonderful autumn. As construction progresses on the Airport Parkway Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge, many residents have asked me for more information about the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands area, which parallels the Airport Parkway between Walkley Road and Hunt Club Road.

Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands: An Urban Jewel As a rookie City Councillor, one of the first projects I sunk my teeth into was the building of the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands, which officially opened in September 2007. This innovative stormwater management facility is over 2 km long and serves a catchment area of 1,418 hectares. It is designed to collect and treat stormwater runoff from three main sources: Sawmill Creek, Cahill Creek and the Plante Drive storm sewer, before it flows into the Rideau River. This area is home to 1000’s of aquatic and terrestrial plants, trees and shrubs and various fauna. It also houses an important component of the north-south pedestrian and cycling network. As part of the initial wetlands construction, I worked closely with City staff to make certain that service roads in the area were accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. I also ensured that design work to create an accessible pathway was completed. In September 2010, thanks to contributions from the Federal and Provincial governments, the final link to the pedestrian/cycling network surrounding the wetlands was officially opened. This safe and accessible pathway system now fully connects Hunt Club Road and Walkley Road. This year, the Draft 2013 Budget proposes to further connect this network from Walkley Road to Brookfield Road. Thank you to Mayor Jim Watson and staff for their support in adding this important piece of infrastructure to our pedestrian and cycling network, which runs beside the Airport Parkway.

Airport Parkway: Busy and Important North-South Connection The Airport Parkway is a vital north-south link in Canada’s Capital for residents and our visitors. To address safety concerns raised by drivers and cyclists, in 2007, I worked with traffic engineers to install streetlights between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road. A “micro-surfacing” upgrade was also applied to the surface of the Parkway to provide improved skid resistance. My office also works closely with the Ottawa Police Service to address safety issues. As recently as October 17, 2012, Chief Charles Bordeleau and I conducted an on-site review of this area and noted the importance of proactive police enforcement. This is especially vital near the construction site of the pedestrian/cycling bridge.

Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge: An Accessible & Safe Crossing For many years, residents have highlighted the need for a safe connection from the Hunt Club community to the east side of the Airport Parkway. In 2009, I was pleased to deliver funding for the Environmental Assessment for this connection. One year later, in 2010, City Council approved funding for the design and construction of the new bridge. Construction of the bridge is well under way. Following a successful re-pouring of the lower main tower, next steps include constructing the main bridge deck that spans the Airport Parkway and all other miscellaneous construction activities. I continue to work with staff to ensure that every measure is taken to build this connection to the safest and highest quality standards. As always, I appreciate hearing from you and encourage you to keep in touch with me as it allows me to serve you better. It is an honour and a privilege to be your strong voice at City Hall.


Yours sincerely,

Maria McRae River Ward City Councillor

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