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Broadview Public School students rejoice in the playground the community built. – Page 3

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EMC news - It took several years, but the hard work of the Somerset West Community Health Centre and its partners has finally paid off, and in a big way. Last week saw the longawaited announcement of the creation of the Hintonburg Hub – a one-stop shop for health and social services on the western edge of the health centre’s catchment area. When fully staffed and operational, the brick building at 30 Rosemount Ave. will be able to serve 1,110 new clients in an area that has long suffered from a lack of such services. The breakthrough came in the form of $334,000 in annual funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and the purchase of a building using equity from the health centre’s existing clinic

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Newport’s Moe Atallah honoured Moe Atallah, centre, is honoured with the Order of Ottawa during the inaugural awards ceremony held Nov. 22 at city hall. Atallah, a community-minded restaurateur and philanthropist, co-founded the Elvis Sighting Society with late journalist Earl McRae. Based out of Atallah’s Newport Restaurant in Westboro, the society donates to local institutions. He is shown alongside Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs.

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at 55 Eccles St. “This announcement has been a long time coming,” said health centre chairwoman Vicky Smallman, speaking to a large group of community members assembled outside the Rosemount address. “Community health centres provide comprehensive primary health care, but we do more than just help people who are sick. We help people maintain their wellness, we want to prevent illness and want to build a healthier community where everyone matters. That is a mandate we feel really strongly about. Being able to be in the community where people are living and where there is a desperate need for health care is really important for us.” Smallman, an area resident, joined the board six years ago primarily because she felt there was a need to expand services into Hintonburg - the western part of the Somerset West catchment area. A walkin clinic closed down several years ago, increasing the need for more community-based services.

EMC news - Mechanicsville residents turned out on Nov. 20 to have their say on a 32-storey condominium project proposed for the corner of Parkdale Avenue and Burnside Drive. Developer Tega Homes were represented at the Laroche Park fieldhouse by Ted Fobert of FoTenn Consultants while Mechanicsville Community Association president Guy Lachapelle moderated the meeting, giving residents a chance to air their concerns and ask questions. The area of Parkdale Avenue north of Scott Street has seen a number of highrise pro-

posals in recent months, after years of little to no growth. The city’s focus on intensification, especially around transit and employment hubs, factored into the rationale for this latest proposal. “(The property) is an identical size to the Urbandale site and at a corner location,” said Fobert, referring to the property directly north of the site, which recently saw the approval of a 28-storey building. “Current zoning allows for a 12- to 14-storey building ... . We take our cues a lot from what happened with the Urbandale project,” Fobert said. “The city is looking to intensify land usage near Transitway settings. This site is 250 metres from a Transitway

station...and a major employment node.” At 105 metres in height, the 221-unit proposal requires an amendment to the site’s current zoning, which only allows for a 37-metre-tall building. Also in keeping with the city’s land use policies, the proposal calls for live/work units to be located on the ground floor, along with retail space totaling 110 square metres. “We’re looking for active at-grade use, something that will be used by the community,” said Fobert, mentioning several requests received from the community calling for a food store. “Tega would like to accommodate (that).”

Population growth and changing demographics form the context of the city’s plan for 50,000 new homes within the Greenbelt by 2031. Given the amount of available land, much of that intensification would have to take a high-density form – a contentious issue for many neighbourhoods in Ottawa. Criticism of the Tega proposal at the meeting touched on this. Currently, Mechanicsville is primarily a low-density community with midrise buildings located on the perimeter, mainly on Parkdale Avenue. However, said Fobert, this area has been slated for higher densities for decades, not just years.

Ian Macdonald, who lives in an existing Parkdale building, voiced his opposition to the building, asking for it to be built elsewhere. To this, Fobert replied that he hears that refrain in every neighbourhood targeted by a new proposal. “What’s the solution?” asked Fobert. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs responded by listing a number of projects in other areas of the city, including low-rise ones, that were vehemently fought by local residents. “Intensification is liked by everyone, unless it is on your street,” said Hobbs. “To say Mechanicsville or the City of Ottawa is closed (to development) is not possible.” See CONDO on page 12

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EMC news - A database of food-related data aimed at creating healthier and safer communities in Ottawa was launched last week. The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study released its new food-related data at a forum called Meet, Eat And Learn on Nov. 20. The new food resource data collected by the study will be used by Ottawa Public Health and other city departments for urban and health

River Ward Recipe Round Up: Christmas Cookies – Holiday Goodies It is always wonderful to share great recipes, especially during the holidays. I am excited to present the first River Ward Recipe Round Up: Christmas Cookies – Holiday Goodies.

fessor and lead investigator for the study, Elizabeth Kristjansson, gave IBM credit for the new website that hosts the database. “The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study has had a great impact on informing public policy and has contributed greatly to better public education at the community level,” Kristjansson said. A full look at the neighbourhoods profiled in the study and data collected in Ottawa is available on the organization’s website at www. neighbourhoodstudy.ca.

Initial analysis of the data shows residents in 22 of 33 Ottawa neighbourhoods of low socio-economic status must travel more than one kilometre or a brisk 15 minute walk to access healthy affordable food. The University of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health and the city, local community health and resource centres, Carleton University, United Way Ottawa, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and IBM participated in the creation of the database. University of Ottawa pro-

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EMC news – The unseasonably warm weather last week provided a perfect environment for the kids of Broadview Public School to test out their new, long-awaited play structures. The Nov. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony followed a two-year fundraising campaign aimed at revitalizing the yard of the aging school. Existing play structures were inadequate and slated for removal, causing the school’s parent council to leap into fundraising mode. Families of students and local businesses answered the call en masse, leading to the collection of a whopping $120,000 to purchase primary and junior play structures. “Anyone who is nearby Broadview when the bell rings will know how excited everyone was about our new play structures,� said Broadview

school council co-chairwoman Claire Todd, remarking on the generosity of both the school body and the community leading up to that day. “Last year, when Broadview council put out the call for help to build the new play structure ‌ the community overwhelmingly rose to the challenge. From the very youngest of our students who literally emptied their piggy banks to help, to the generosity of the families and businesses connected to our school, this project was truly a community event.â€? Among the businesses that stepped up to help were Roca Developments Inc., Gumdocs Periodontistry and Dovercourt Recreation Centre, which each donated $10,000. The Community Foundation of Ottawa and Ottawa-Carleton District School Board each donated $7,500 and a large number of other businesses donated further

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Tell us your health concerns: Horwath NDP leader makes campaign-style stop in Ottawa to gather public input Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

that address overall wellbeing, Morrison said. Sixty per cent of health outcomes are related to social determinants and that’s the basis for the resources offered at the centre, he said. Each community is different, so each community health centre reflects that, offering the best service to meet the needs of the people who live there. “The programming is diverse and responds to a community’s needs,” he said.

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EMC news - Last week Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath kicked off an unofficial election campaign styled as province-wide conversations about health care. The Centretown Community Health Centre was one of the first stops on Horwath’s tour, during which she hopes to speak to everyone from frontline health-care workers to Ontario families about what’s working – and what isn’t – about the way medical services are delivered in this province. With a possible provincial election looming in the new year in light of Premier Dalton McGuinty stepping down, the consultations could take on a new importance, Horwath said. “If the legislature doesn’t come back … and we find ourselves in an election campaign, certainly this conversation can help inform our platform discussion,” Horwath said. But Horwath said she would rather get back to business in the legislature than be immersed in an election cam-

paign. The legislature could resume by the end of January. Ontario NDP MPPs from across the province will be engaged in the consultation process, because the challenges still exist even if the legislature has been shut down, Horwath said. “The health-care system is on people’s minds these days,” Howath said, in light of scandals surrounding eHealth and ORNGE air ambulance. “People worry about whether we’re focusing on their priorities,” she said. The Ontario NDP recently put out a discussion paper entitled “Delivering Access. Ontario’s Challenges: A consultation on healthcare,” which is available online at www.ontariondp.com. That guide contains the issues Horwath hopes to hear from Ontarians on. Anyone interested in sharing their thoughts can email yoursay@ ndp.on.ca. The document also contains information on some of the proposals the NDP has already brought to the table, such as putting a cap on the salaries of hospital executives.

Horwath said she wanted to visit the Centretown Community Health Centre because her party puts a strong focus on the team health-care model. “CHC’s (community health centres) play a very integral role in providing holistic care,” Horwath said. “We often talk about illness. We need to spend some time focusing on wellness.” When it comes to taking pressure off critical healthcare services such as emergency rooms and long-term care, community health centres play an important role, Horwath said. She’s interested in hearing how the system could work better; her party has already suggested that expanding prenatal care offered through community health centres and adding nurse practitionerrun clinics could be options to explore. Jeff Morrison, president of the Centretown Community Health Centre’s volunteer board, said he’s glad to give any political party advice on how investments in community health centres can have great outcomes. Two recent studies have recommended the expansion of the community health model, in part because the centres combine services for health with social programs

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hoever says Ottawa is a town that fun forgot had better take a second look Following an announcement last week that a professional menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball club is set to take up residence in the city later next year, the capital is starting to look like Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting hotbed. Once the National Basketball League of Canada franchise starts up, it will add to the expanding roster

of athletic attractions in this city, potentially placing it second only to Toronto when it comes to professional sporting clubs. By the summer of 2015, we could boast National Hockey League, Canadian Football League, North American Soccer League and major league-affiliated baseball clubs. Also playing in the city are the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and varsity teams from two universities. Ottawa would be one of

the few NHL cities to also host a Canadian Hockey League franchise, and would be home to the only the third MLB-affiliate baseball club outside of the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there either. Ottawa will play host to a pair of high-profile international womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting events over the next few years in the form of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Ice Hockey Championship and

the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup, the top soccer tournament for female competitors. What does this say about the fortunes of a town that has in the recent past been considered a sporting basket case, one that lost its CFL club twice, its former TripleA ball team in 2006 and nearly lost the Senators 10 years ago? Clearly Ottawa has its game back. That shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too surprising though. Ottawans love being active. We love to

cycle, we love to canoe, we love to ski, we love to run. The Ottawa Race Weekend, for example, routinely draws tens of thousands of runners. The roads in the city are sprinkled with cars sporting racks to carry either boats or bikes. This passion for activity makes it rather natural for us to appreciate other athletic endeavours. The Senators regularly fill the 18,000plus seat Scotiabank Place. Despite the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for

the NHL, the 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are among the CHL attendance leaders. Interest in the Ottawa Fat Cats Intercounty Baseball League franchise helped prove Ottawa was still a viable market for a minor league baseball affiliate. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action on the field, ice or court, Ottawans will be there. The city should be taking every opportunity to show the rest of the country, and the rest of the world for that matter, how passionate Ottawa is about sports and how it plays a significant role in making the capital an exciting, diverse place to live.

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Progress doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be awful CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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eeth have been publicly gnashed for several weeks over possible changes at the Elmdale Tavern in Hintonburgh. There is new ownership and Elmdale devotees, not all of whom have ever been there, fear the worst. The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dale will become a fern bar, or the modern equivalent thereof. Arugula salads will be served and Michael BublĂŠ will be heard over the sound system. Never mind that no one has actually made any announcement to that effect, the concerns are understandable in a way because what they are really about it is a changing neighbourhood. People have watched this happen elsewhere and what they fear is a kind of homogeneity: the street fills with moderately upscale eateries and stores, patronized by moderately upscale people wearing moderately upscale casual clothes and driving moderately upscale cars. While nicer, it becomes indistinguishable from other moderately upscale neighbourhoods. In a larger sense, the Elmdale has come to stand in for a generalized lamenting of progress. Things change and we like them to stay the way they were, although we do like colour TV, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we, and email, the odd cappuccino and maybe even back-up cameras in new cars. Not that we wish the Elmdale any harm, having been there, but it is worth remembering that not all change is bad. In the heyday of the Ontario tavern, say 50 years ago, taverns were very different and not always in a good way. There were no windows onto the street. Women were not allowed or were segregated into one section of the place. You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick up your beer and walk to another table.

You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even stand up with a beer in your hand. There were no games to play, no decent food, no live music. These were the rules, imposed by the province. The result of those rules was the only thing you could do in a tavern was drink. Which is what people did, with considerable enthusiasm, and then they went outside, got into their cars and drove home, not always without incident. Those who lament changing times sometimes forget that times can also change for the better. Most pubs today are brighter and cheerier. There is good food. There are as many women as men. There is live music or, failing that, screens to watch sports on. There is less emphasis on drinking, per se. The pub has become a place you can hang out without drinking a lot, or even anything, and you can probably get a ride home with someone who is sober. The Elmdale and other local institutions have moved a long way in this direction and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a bad thing. The drinking culture has changed and, unlike some other cultural changes, this one is welcome. This is not to say that we should welcome a trend where every pub becomes like every other pub, every neighbourhood becomes like every other neighbourhood and every family looks like every other family. But we, owners and customers, hold the key to avoiding that. The owner is tempted to follow the safe route of imitating other successful businesses. But the enlightened owner knows the key to success lies in creating something original. Then we, the customers can go to this different business and feel original ourselves, until eventually there are too many of us being original in the same way and we have to move on to something different. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy, this stuff. As customers we probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t insist often enough on originality. We go where other people go, which is one of the reasons that chains thrive and threaten the uniqueness of old neighbourhoods. We could block that by supporting originals and helping them survive.

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he other day, my sixyear-old got caught up in a whirlwind of blaming, complaining and name-calling. It was Saturday. He’d had an unusually late night. We were at our wits end. “You need to stop and apologize for the way you’re speaking to everyone,” I said, as we were trying to get out the door. “You need to say sorry to your brother for calling him a name and ask how you can make it right.” “It’s not my fault I said that,” he said. I felt a tingle of rage go up my back. “It’s not my fault.” We’re trying to teach our kids to take responsibility for things. We’re trying to teach them respect for others. We’re trying to teach them that if you don’t like something, you have the power to change it. But sometimes, as parents, we fail. Perhaps a more realistic way of explaining it – these things take time. I have a sense, however, that an entire generation of parents failed on a larger scale than we did last Saturday morning. Their inability to impart responsibility to their children has culminated in a movement called the Occupy Movement. Although it’s largely believed to have started in Madrid, the Occupy Movement first garnered mainstream attention when it held a protest on Wall Street for months starting in September 2011. From there, the movement garnered momentum, as like groups organized simultaneous protests in major cities across the Western world. The movement’s focus – if you want to call it that – is to protest against social and economic inequality. Their mantra is “we are the 99 per cent,” stemming from the idea that one per cent of the world’s population controls 99 per cent of the wealth. They advocate things like

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse tax evasion and simultaneously argue for the government to pay for social programs. They use their iPads, smartphones, and wireless infrastructure daily to blame big business and banks and politicians for the state of the world. They get on gas-fuelled buses and protest outside oil companies; they takeover the streets of Montreal in their Nike shoes and burn the place up because they’ve been asked to start contributing an increased percentage of their tuition fees. Occupy Canada and its sibling organizations have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts and all the things needed to take the momentum of the first four months of active protests and keep it going in the virtual world. I like a dissenting voice as much as the next gal, so I signed up, and started to read what was being posted a gazillion times each day. Every article posted by the administrators on Facebook, every subsequent comment posted by the 54,000-or-so members of the Occupy Canada group represents a big whine-fest. They don’t like the government’s policy on Israel. They don’t like oil. They don’t like meat-eaters, but they don’t like people that eat imported food either. Whatever the subject of the day, the message is, “I don’t like the world, but it’s not my fault the world is like this.” To get this message across, the group uses a lot of hyperbole – including name-calling – comparing Stephen Harper to Hitler and other such ridiculous things.

Finally, one day, I got fed up. This group claims to represent the other 99 per cent. So they’re supposed to represent me, right? I’m not a bank, nor an oil company. The last time I checked, as a freelancer, I don’t work for the establishment either. In a way, I wanted to help, so I posted on its wall. “Hey, you have a lot of complaints about the establishment,” I wrote – or something to that effect. “But you haven’t presented any alternatives.” As I expected, a few of the loyal members wrote back to call me names. “I’m just saying, if you want to grow your movement, you’ve got to stop preaching to the choir,” I wrote. “What are the alternatives to big oil and banks? People inevitably turn away from ideas and ideologies that don’t match their own. If you want to change people’s minds, you need to give them something more positive, some action steps.” Occupy Canada blocked me from writing on its wall. It criticizes but can’t handle constructive criticism that incites its members to action. As a result, I predict it’s maxed out its membership at 54,000, (which is hardly 99 per cent of Canada’s population). In short, the Occupy Movement is destined to remain on the fringes – because, frankly, it can’t win “the argument.” Name-calling, complaining and blaming are ineffective means of forcing change to the establishment at my house. Imagine what little effect they have in the big, bad world.

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Hub to improve health services like the Hintonburg Hub are just what the province needs to reach its localized health care goals, helping to alleviating pressure on emergency rooms. The health centre believes the Hub will be up and running by early 2014. LeClerc thanked Smallman for finding “the perfect location” for the facility, one which will be easy to access for many people and for many services. “These are the types of services that most of us will access first, as a first point of contact with the health care system,” said LeClerc. “They will also be able to provide the services that keep people healthy, all along their life continuum.”

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Both the health centre and the community identified this need in their strategic plans. “We’ve been working hard to make this happen since then,” said Smallman, crediting the LHIN with making the Hintonburg Hub possible. “This is a creative way of using public funds to deliver the most amount of health care to the most people in the places where they live.” A capital campaign was kicked off the same day as the announcement to bolster the centre’s coffers. Both the health centre and its partner agencies plan to figure out the best way to utilize the building’s space. Jack McCarthy, executive director of the health centre, credited Smallman and fellow board member Annie Hillis for “going to a gazillion meetings to make this possible.” Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir

Naqvi, who attended the announcement with Champlain LHIN chairman Dr. Wilbert Keon and chief executive Chantale LeClerc, shared the excitement of those in the community. The LHIN is a provincially-funded body that oversees local health care. “For the past two years, the Somerset West Community Health Centre, the LHIN, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and I have been working closely together to form an innovative partnership that combines health care and social services in one geographical location in the Hintonburg Community,” said Naqvi, adding that projects

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OC Transpo Presto smartcards delayed again Latest setback sees full rollout pushed to early summer Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - All OC Transpo riders won’t get access to the Presto smart card payment system until May or June – almost a year after the system was supposed to be in use. The beleaguered system has already faced a sevenmonth delay after technical glitches stalled the planned July 1 launch. Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees the smart card system that’s currently used in the Greater Toronto Area, will release an additional 10,000 Presto cards in mid-January. Those cards will start to work on buses on Feb. 1. If everything is working to the city and Metrolinx’s satisfaction, a full rollout could happen by June. The city has negotiated a $3-million discount on its $23.5-million Presto bill to account for the delay. That’s despite insistence from Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig that the system is now “fully functional,” with more than 98 per cent of payment taps working correctly.

The additional delay would help Metrolinx “fine tune” the system to prepare for more users, he said. “The system is fully functional right now and I think the issue really is when is the right time to go to the next level,” McCuaig said. Metrolinx officials indicated in August that they planned to phase-in the cards, but the timeline wasn’t clear. The city was planning to distribute as many as 200,000 Presto cards starting last June. That number is expected the serve the total number of OC Transpo customers anticipated to use the cards in Ottawa. While Presto is used in several cities in southern Ontario including Toronto, Ottawa is the first city to roll out a “new generation” system. Some of the 2,000 people involved in the pilot project had been getting error messages when they tapped their cards on the readers to pay their bus fare in the summer, while others reported that the cards weren’t recognizing when the user topped them up with more value. The implementation timeline is scheduled to be announced on April 17,l along

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with a report updating transit commissioners on how the system is working with 12,000 users. Full rollout could happen on May 1 or June 1, 2013. But the city also negotiated a clause that would allow either OC Transpo or Metrolinx to withdraw from the deal before June 1. In that case, Metrolinx would absorb the costs from setting up cards readers and other equipment. It’s unclear if the $9.2 million the provincial government kicked in for the project would still be available if Ot-

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tawa ditched Presto and found another payment system, but that process could take another three years, OC Transpo general manager John Manconi estimated. An escape clause was missing from the original agreement and it’s something Manconi and OC Transpo staff should be applauded for negotiating now, transit commission chairwoman Diane Deans said. Deans said she wasn’t as involved in the rollout in the beginning and relied on advice

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from staff, including former OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier and Metrolinx officials. “I’ve learned as we’ve gone along that this is much more complex than I certainly knew and (more complex) than we were getting from our staff at the time. “It has become clear to me that trying to issue 200,000 cards on a single day is probably not the best idea,” Deans said. “So why they decided to do it all in one day before, I’m not 100 per cent sure, but

I can say with certainty now that this is a better plan.” McCuaig said he wasn’t one of the people at the table when the initial decision for a full, July 1 rollout was made, but he said that plan was based on wanting to make the cards available to as many riders as possible, as quickly as possible. “But I think what we believe is the right moving-forward choice is to be more methodical about it,” he said. McCuaig said Metrolinx learned a lesson from the issues the Ottawa rollout faced. “The lesson that was learned here was to go with a methodical, step-wise approach and that’s the approach we plan to take, that’s the approach OC Transpo agrees is the right path forward, McCuaig said. “When we look at how to deploy Presto in other locations, that’s the approach we’ll be taking.” Commissioners were hesitant to ditch the Presto plan completely because they feel it’s important to have a smartcard payment system in place for the city’s new light-rail transit system that will be built and operational by 2018. About half of the city’s 75 new double-decker buses still need to be outfitted with Presto card readers, but the rest of the transit system is ready to go.

Library foundation to dissolve Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news - The Ottawa Public Library’s main fundraiser has announced its intention to dissolve. The Ottawa Public Library Foundation was incorporated as a charitable institution in 2002 to enhance programming and services at the city’s library branches. It gave the library board notice on Monday, Nov. 19 that it will dissolve, although it did not say when or why. Since 2005, the foundation has raised about $500,000

for the library. The money has been used to improve or enhance programs like the library’s early literacy centres and the annual Small Business Week program that offers resources for entrepreneurs in the city. A library staffer, who declined to be named, said the funding enhances programs “from B-level service to A-level service.” She said the foundation’s closure would have no impact on programming, because the library board would “find ways to continue to provide the services customers are accustomed to.”

At the library board meeting on Nov. 19, the library’s chief executive Danielle McDonald was directed to work with the foundation to ensure a “seamless transition process.” Foundation chairman Hunter McGill could not be reached for comment, but a statement on the foundation’s website called for continued support. “The foundation board of directors will meet shortly to decide on the organization’s future, and how to preserve the funds entrusted to us for the Ottawa Public Library’s resources, programs and services,” McGill wrote.

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EMC news - The staff and volunteers of the Ottawa Riverkeeper are determined to see the city’s sewage problem fixed once and for all. The grassroots charity, dedicated to monitoring and maintaining the ecological health of the Ottawa River watershed, reflected on past successes while looking forward to the future during a Nov. 22 event held at its Westboro offices. Since 2001, the Ottawa Riverkeeper has been collecting scientific information on the watershed, advocating for stricter environmental controls, and spreading awareness not just of the threats to the watershed, but also of the benefits and joy of recreation on the water. In recent years, the charity’s primary focus has been on pollution -- namely sewer overflows from Ottawa and Gatineau, by far the largest population centres along the river’s 1,271-kilometre length. While progress has been made in stemming the overflows, a

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Meredtith Brown, executive director of Ottawa Riverkeeper, speaks at the Nov. 22 Partner’s Party at the charity’s Westboro office. lem, but we have the political will now. We have the Ottawa River action plan now ... which put in real-time controls and has reduced the frequency of sewage overflows into the river.” The action plan was the first

permanent solution has yet to be reached. “It’s an age-old problem, but there has been progress,” said Meredith Brown, official riverkeeper and executive director. “I’ve seen reports from the 1970s discussing the prob-

major step towards a permanent solution to sewage overflows, which, besides being a major pollution source, makes the river unenjoyable for swimmers and boaters many times each summer. There is still much work to be done, said Brown, and the coming years will see this remain as the group’s biggest focus. “The next thing would be underground storage tanks,” said Brown, referring to what would actually be long, narrow tunnels meant to accommodate overflow waste. That will take some bureaucratic wrangling, as the tunnels would infringe on National Capital Commission property. As well, environmental assessments associated with the project would be extensive. There is also the question of funding from upper levels of government. Secondary focuses revolve around sewage overflows from the city of Gatineau, as well as river damming. “It’s not something that’s going to be solved overnight,” said Brown. “Ottawa is just one city -- we’re also focusing

on Gatineau. In Gatineau there are combined sewage overflows and their sewage treatment plant is at capacity.” The group is currently advocating for increased water testing on the Gatineau side of the river to gain a better perspective on the frequency and volume of that city’s overflows. Another side project involves the 18 dams the river has along its course, not to mention the many that exist on the Ottawa’s tributaries – including one proposed for the Petawawa River. The Ottawa Riverkeeper would like to see more attention paid to fish habitats, as well as the creation of ways for fish populations to migrate around these obstacles. When not working to attract funding and raise awareness, Brown and her colleagues are busy promoting the river. They’ve created a swim guide for users of Ottawa’s beaches, giving instant access to water quality conditions so people can plan their outings easier. A number of year-round events serve to heighten awareness as well. This includes a

voyageur canoe trip from Victoria Island in the west to Petrie Island in the east. Because the staff of the Ottawa Riverkeeper can’t be everywhere at once, they rely on a growing group of volunteer river watchers to look out for irregularities. These watchers can be fishermen, waterfront homeowners, kayakers – anyone with regular access to part of the watershed. River watchers Mike Ryan and Pat Tait, who live in the Fitzroy Harbour area, were both at the event last week. “I volunteered when the outreach program started,” said Ryan. “There are no set rules. We report anything unusual, like water quality or fish kills.” River watchers can also act as middlemen in the chain of communication, passing along observations from their friends and neighbours to Riverkeeper staff. “Sometimes we get calls from other people who have questions or concerns,” said Tait. “If we can’t answer them, we pass them along to those who can.”

Condo concerns centre around traffic, community integrity Continued from page 1

With other proposals on Parkdale having been approved or nearing that point, and with the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture looming down the road, most residents at the meeting were concerned about the impact of traffic. To the south of the site, Parkdale has already gained a reputation for its rush-hour gridlock. Others at the meeting cited longstanding parking prob-

One resident said the traffic study performed for the proposal should not have stopped at Scott Street, as the southern parts of Parkdale are currently “impassible” at certain times of day. Under the current design, the parking garage for the proposed development would be accessed via a rear laneway that runs along the eastern perimeter of the site. Several low-rise buildings back onto that laneway.

lems attributed to commuters working at Tunney’s who rotate their vehicles in the neighbourhood during the day. A traffic impact study conducted by Stantec Consulting showed that the volume of traffic – factoring in this building’s 200 parking spaces and those of other developments – would result in the Parkdale/Scott intersection reaching overcapacity by 2015. This would require the installation of a northbound left turn lane on Parkdale.

Fobert said site plan alterations could remove some of the lower balconies to improve privacy for residents and that air vents for the building’s mechanical equipment would be positioned with noise concerns in mind. A lack of a lay-by feature for the street adjacent to the building, where vehicles could temporarily sit for brief periods of time, was also raised as a concern by Jeff Madden, board member for 110 For-

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EMC news - Three nights before their grand opening, the artists behind Pop-up Gallery on Holland Avenue were busy putting the finishing touches on both their temporary studio and the art displayed within. Ottawa artists Andrew King and Alison Fowler, who along with Katherine Jeans created the idea of the city’s first “pop-up” art gallery, found time to break away and speak to the Ottawa West EMC. The pop-up concept can be applied to many things, though Ottawa residents might be most familiar with pop-up eateries that show up in parking lots and vacant storefronts. The desire to create the studio, which opens on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29 in a modest home at 77 Holland Ave., was a collective one. King, Fowler and Jeans are established artists in their

own right, but longed to break out of the private gallery scene and try something new. In essence, they wanted to be masters of their own destiny, not to mention their own studio space. “There comes a time when you want to try something on your own,” said King. “We may fail miserably, but we all wanted to give it a shot.” The show runs for three weeks, ending on Dec. 22. A hard-fought landlord agreement for a short-term rental and a furious burst of individual creativity preceded the Nov. 29 opening reception, which stands to be a unique event if the artists’ work is any indication. The three artists met by travelling and displaying their work at the same showings and festivals. By collaborating on a venue like Pop-up Gallery, they can work together, help each other out, but remain as individual artists with indiR0011772839

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For three weeks starting on Nov. 29, the home at 77 Holland Ave. will be transformed into Pop-up Gallery by Ottawa artists Andrew King, Alison Fowler and Katherine Jeans. to do, as art is supposed to be about passion and spontaneity. If that means the dishes pile up at home or in her Westboro studio, so be it. “You’ve got to take a chance,” said Fowler. “It’s pretty exciting … I’ve never had this much fun doing a show with other artists. All three of us bring something

different to the table.” King, who has a knack for ambiance, reached back into his childhood growing up near Kingston, Ont., for opening night beverage inspiration, going to great lengths to track down bottles of the Pop Shoppe soda he fondly remembers drinking. The event is the latest

unique art event to take place in the city’s west end, with recent events like the inaugural Nuit Blanche serving to indicate that there is a desire – and a market – for new forms of artistic expression. With their Pop-up Gallery, King, Fowler and Jeans have created another facet of this emerging movement.

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EMC news - The secondfloor computer lab at the Ottawa Jewish Community School looked more like NASA’s ground control last week, as students took part in a countrywide online math competition. Kids from grades 2 to 7 classes joined 17,000 Canadian students involved in the Maple Leaf Math Challenge, a two-day competition where students must master 50 math concepts before competing in speed drills. Due to the nature of the online program, each student is able to monitor their own progress and the ranking of their school in real time, making for a dynamic, exciting learning experience. The event is a popular one at the school, with six students entering the top 100 in Canada last year. “There’s such a focus on math in this school – our kids really look forward to this,” said registrar Sara-Lynne Levine. “You see a lot of camaraderie. The kids root each other on.” Despite the speed and number of participants in the challenge, taking part is an easy task.

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the knowledge reinforced through this kind of process will be invaluable later in life. The computer program is used throughout the year in a classroom setting to complement the existing curriculum and is even made available to students for learning at home. “Parents can choose to purchase participation in this program,” said Myhill, who is a publisher of the Nelson Math Program –an educational tool adopted by many educational institutions. The benefits of this kind of learning are many, said Levine, with teachers being able to tailor the program’s lessons to a student’s education level and learning style to best instill the knowledge.


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EMC news - News of a provincial tax credit that will help seniors stay in their homes came with a warning from Ministry of Consumer Services. Michael Smith works in the ministry’s investigation unit and said complaints related to home renovations rank second in the province. “Before you let anyone in your home to do work make sure you know what you want to have done and you’re dealing with a reputable firm,” he told an audience of seniors at the Jewish Family Services office on Nov. 20. Smith walked the audience through some basic contract law, advising them to sign a contract in their home, which allows for a 10-day cooling off period if the homeowner changes their mind. He also advised against using contractors who appear at the doorstep promising a discount because they are in the area doing similar jobs. “Its best not to go with unsolicited contractors,” he said. “And it’s best to check their identification and credentials. I know I wouldn’t let anyone in my home that wasn’t prepared to show me ID.” Smith joined Linda Jeffrey, the Minister for Seniors, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli and Jeremy Bertrand of the Ministry of Finance to inform seniors about the tax credit and how it’s applied. The credit – which is valid for any work done to improve access and mobility in the home – can be applied to anything done from October 2011 to the end of 2012. The credit is 15 per cent of the cost of the renovations. Home improvements such as insulation or roof repairs, or upgrades to increase a home’s value such as a new garage door, aren’t eligible under the

program. “But devices like garage door openers are,” Bertrand said. Stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, handrails, adjustable counters, non-slip flooring and wider doors would all be eligible for a tax credit. The maximum amount a resident can claim in any given year is $10,000 in renovations, which would entitle them to a $1,500 refund. “The best part is the refund is not income tested,” Bertrand said, adding that anyone can include the expenses on this year’s tax form. Jeffrey said she is touring the province to make seniors are aware of the credit. “Not a lot of people realize it can apply to work already done,” she said. “Our government thinks it’s important for

seniors to stay in their homes and we worked hard to get the credit pushed through the legislature.” Chiarelli said his riding has

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Meeting the Challenge Together Great News - Secondary Teachers end Strike On November 22 at 3:00 am the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) reached an agreement with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the strike ended amongst secondary teachers in our high schools. I had the privilege of being the Trustee observer during these negotiations, and I was impressed with the commitment of both sides to meet the challenge together and come to an agreement that respected the needs of students, teachers, the union and the Board. This agreement was sent to the Ontario Minister of Education for approval, and must be ratified by OSSTF members and the Board of Trustees. I believe this is an important first step in getting back to normal in our schools. After a few hours of sleep, our Board and OSSTF began negotiations for support groups including education assistants, custodians, office administrators and professional support. Talks are also scheduled with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and our local elementary bargaining units. We remain committed to negotiating local agreements with all our bargaining units by the legislated deadline of 31 December 2012. Please see regular updates on labour relations by our Director of Education Jennifer Adams at www.ocdsb.ca By the time this article is published, there may be other developments on the labour relations front. Parents across the District have made, and continue to make, extraordinary contributions during this period of labour disruption. Parents have helped by coaching extra-curricular sports, monitoring students during lunch hour, keeping libraries open and a whole range of other critical activities. I am proud to be the Trustee for River zone where parents volunteered their time in such large numbers. The spirit of collaboration for our students has been remarkable.

At your Service at the Board and in the Community Meanwhile, I have been very busy as your Trustee in our community and at the Board. Here are some examples: * On October 24, I had the pleasure of participating in the Brookfield Awards Ceremony for last year’s graduates. Almost 40% of the graduates received recognition as Ontario Scholars (who achieved 80% and over) and 11 per cent were Silver Medalists (who achieved 90% and over). Bravo Brookfield! * Over the Fall, I attended School Council meetings at General Vanier, Carleton Heights and W.E. Gowling. It was exciting to meet the vibrant new Council executives and expanded memberships. Each school enjoys the contribution of seasoned, experienced members and new parents who bring new perspectives. School Councils play a very important role in strengthening parental engagement, which is so critical for student achievement and well being. * At the Board, Trustees discuss and reach decisions on important strategic, program and policy issues including full day kindergarten, extended day care, transfer policy, the role of technology in education and in our schools, and accommodation issues. * This year, I am the Trustee member on the Board’s Secondary Review, a multi-year project that examines many aspects of learning at the high school level. This Review has produced a fascinating report called “OCDSB Exit Outcomes”, that talks about the different pathways students can take during the high school years. These can lead to university, college, apprenticeship, work and community life. * As an elected Board member on the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), I regularly meet with Trustees of other school Boards across the province. We are able to share ideas and innovative practices, and I bring this back to our Board discussions. It is helpful to learn how others are dealing with some of the same challenges we face, and to share our own experience as well. This exchange results in better education for our own students, as well as others across Ontario. * Most important, I am at your service. If you have concerns or ideas to share, please contact me at shirley. seward@ocdsb.ca, or call me at 613-851-4716. I look forward to hearing from you, and continuing to work with you. Together we will strive for excellence. R0011753627 hyperlink

EMC lifestyle - In keeping with nutritional guidelines, this chili has a healthful proportion of vegetables to meat, yet it’s every bit as satisfying and flavorful as traditional chili con carne. Chili may be frozen in individual portions for reheating in the microwave. Transfer thawed chili to bowl and top with polenta wedge. Microwave at medium-high (70 per cent) power for two minutes, then at high for two minutes or until heated through. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: two hours and 15 minutes Servings: six Ingredients

• 1 lb (454 g) lean beef • 2 tbsp (25 ml) all-purpose flour • salt and pepper • 4 tsp (20 ml) vegetable oil • 2 cups (500 ml) coarsely chopped onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 small sweet red pepper, seeded

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and chopped • 1 cup (250 ml) finely diced carrots • 1 cup (250 ml) coarsely chopped cabbage • 2 tbsp (25 ml) chili powder • 1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) each cinnamon and red pepper flakes • 1 can (796 ml) whole tomatoes • 1 can (398 ml) fancy red kidney beans, drained • polenta (recipe follows) Polenta

• 3 cups (750 mL) water • 3/4 cup (175 mL) cornmeal • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt Preparation

Trim away any fat and cut the beef into 2.5 centimetre pieces. In shallow dish, season the flour with salt and pepper. Add the beef and toss until flour is taken up, then set aside. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat. Cook the

onions, garlic and red pepper, stirring, until onions are translucent. Add the carrots and cabbage and cook, stirring, for two minutes. Transfer to 2.5 litre casserole dish; stir in chili powder, oregano, cinnamon and red pepper flakes. Set aside. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meat in batches, turning to brown on all sides, and then add it to the casserole. Break up the tomatoes and stir them into the casserole. Cover and bake in an oven heated to 325 F (160 C) for 1.5 hours or until meat is tender, stirring twice during cooking. Taste and season with salt, if required, and pepper. Stir in the beans. The recipe can be prepared to this point, cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to two days or frozen. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before continuing and increase final cooking time by 10 minutes. Cut the polenta into wedges; arrange on top of chili.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the polenta is a light golden brown colour on top. POLENTA: In small saucepan, combine water, cornmeal, butter and salt. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, for 12 to 15 minutes or until spoon drawn through mixture leaves a line. Pour into nonstick 1.2 L round cake pan. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or when completely cold, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. NOTE: Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner’s manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary. Foodland Ontario

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Lots of great gift giving ideas - needle sets from Addi and Knitters Pride Dreamz, Latch Hook kits, knitting bags, needle and hook cases, wonderful selection of shawl pins, and lots of other great little bits for knitters and crocheters; needlepoint and cross stitch kits; warm gloves and fingerless mitts from New Zealand.

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GIft CertIfICates avaILabLe In any DenOmInatIOn. Lots of time to knit one of the great hot new yarns we have for scarves or cowls - go fancy, go funky, GO WILD!

Annual Tabitha Foundation Bazaar at Wool-Tyme friday november 30 & saturday December 1

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Come see the great selection of quality silk goods made mostly from Cambodian silk. Great prices on Fair Trade products. Help Tabitha continue give a hand-up to the poor of Cambodia through education and job opportunities. Again this year, Wool-Tyme is donating selected display garments for this sale with prices at 50% off or more. Steph Willems/Metroland

Muslim women’s group founder honoured Canada’s Largest yarn shop

190 Colonnade Road S. www.wool-tyme.com 613-225-9665

Nazira Naz Tareen, centre, is honoured with the Order of Ottawa during the inaugural awards ceremony held Nov. 22 at city hall. Naz Tareen came to Canada as an Indian immigrant, founding and serving as first president of the Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization. Naz Tareen, shown with Bay Coun. Mark Taylor, has earned a reputation for valuing diversity and is a model of compassion and community building. Among the others honoured by the city were former Algonquin College president Robert Gillett, former Ottawa mayor Jim Durrell, Barrhaven resident and double lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell and NCC chairman Russell Mills.

You are invited to attend the

Mayor’s 12th Annual Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 8, 2012 3 - 7 p.m. NEW LOCATION Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue This fun-filled celebration will include ice skating on the Rink of Dreams, hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides outside on Marion Dewar Plaza. Inside City Hall meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, create a craft in Santa’s workshop, have your face painted, and enjoy live performances. As a special treat, savour chocolate by Lindt! To help those in need and to share in the spirit of the holiday season, admission to this sponsored event is a non-perishable food donation to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Ottawa Food Bank

OC Transpo will offer free bus rides on all routes to and from City Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to children 11 years and under when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Please advise us of any accessibility-related accommodation. A very special thank you to our many corporate sponsors who make this annual celebration possible.

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Ready to hit the ice Representatives from the Ottawa Senators Foundation and the city gathered to break ground on a community rink for Jules Morin Park in Lowertown – the first of a eight of community rinks the foundation and city will partner to build. The $250,000 rink will be ready in time for skaters to use is this winter, ahead of completion of a $2.1-million makeover for Jules Morin Park that will be done next spring. In addition to the rink, the Lowertown East park will feature a wading pool, community garden, new play equipment and more trees. Among those present for the event were foundation representatives, including president Danielle Robinson, second from right, and Mayor Jim Watson.

IF YOU WORK IN ONTARIO, THIS IS YOUR FIGHT. On September 11, 2012, the Ontario Liberal government passed Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act, 2012.

Bill 115 is undemocratic, unconstitutional, and unprecedented. • It takes away the democratic rights of teachers and education professionals to bargain collectively. • It places the government beyond the reach of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Labour Relations Act, and even the courts. • It takes local decision-making away from school boards and puts it in the hands of the provincial government. That’s why we’re standing against Bill 115. It sets a dangerous precedent for all Ontarians. In fact, the government has already threatened other public sector workers with similar legislation. As teachers, we teach your children to stand up for their principles. Today, we ask you to do the same.

What can you do to help? Join us in standing up for democratic rights. Let your MPP know that Bill 115 must be repealed.

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Area police kickoff Festive RIDE season

Holiday memories start here! Ballet Jörgen Canada presents

TheANutcracker Canadian Tradition

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Centrepointe Theatre - December 15 Shenkman Arts Centre - December 17 & 18 Tickets from only $40 $35 FREE PARKING at both venues

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Sgt. John Kiss of the Ottawa police speaks to a driver during the kickoff for the Festive RIDE campaign on Nov. 23. Police set up a RIDE check point on the eastbound on-ramp for Highway 417, asking drivers if they’d been drinking and letting them know about the program. “We want everyone to get home safely” this holiday season, said Springer. “One

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EMC news - It might be known as the Festive RIDE campaign but sometimes it can be anything but cheery. Ontario Provincial Police Insp. Dave Springer said police still see hundreds of impaired drivers over the holidays every year. “It still fascinates police officers,” he said about how people continue to drink and drive. “We know it’s preventable, that’s the biggest thing. “People still don’t seem to be getting it.” The OPP, along with the Ottawa police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, military police and Mothers Against Drunk Driving launched the 2012-13 Festive RIDE campaign at midnight on Nov. 24. The operation runs until Jan. 2.

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death is one death too many.” According to MADD Ottawa, four Canadians are killed everyday while another 174 are injured in impairment-related crashes. “It’s a tragedy,” said Springer, adding if someone suspects a driver of being impaired they’re directed to call 911. “We want the public to reach out…call it in.” Gregg Thomson, who works with MADD Ottawa’s victims services and is vicechair of the national organization, lost his son Stanley in 1999 due to a drunk driver. “Lots of folks don’t think they’ll get caught,” he said. “Zero (blood alcohol content) is the only way to drive.” People who are planning to host a party or attend one, and have a few drinks, should think ahead about how they or their guests will get home, he said. “You can still enjoy yourself,” said Thomson. “Just find another way home. “Do it safely.” Police set up a RIDE check point on the eastbound onramp for Highway 417 on Nov. 23, stopping vehicles, asking drivers if they’d been drinking and letting them know about the campaign. MADD volunteers handed out red ribbons to drivers to thank them for not drinking and driving. Although drivers are more conscious of the risks related to impaired driving, police still see “thousands every year,” said Springer. “Unfortunately, we’re out there 365 days a year because they’re out there 365 days a year.” Last year during the Festive RIDE campaign, OPP officers charged 682 motorists with impaired driving and issued warnings to 583 drivers who registered between .05 and .08 blood alcohol concentration. The number of charges laid is more than double the 308 handed out to drivers during the 2010-11 campaign, according to the OPP. “Officers are out there, looking for them,” said Springer.


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St. Patrick’s Home Lottery 2013! A Great Christmas Gift Idea!

$55,000 in tax-free cash prizes!

Glebe holiday shopping spree contest returns michelle.nash@metroland.com

Early Bird Draw January 23, 2013 $10,000 March 8,2013 1-$10,000 • 1-$5,000 • 12-$1,000 Four Prizes each month April-December 2013

Tickets are $100 Only 2,000 tickets printed. Email: foundation@stpats.ca www.stpats.ca

Call 613-260-2738 Today to buy your ticket!

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EMC news - Glebe businesses are preparing to entice residents with thousands of dollars in prize money to shop locally once again this holiday season. The second annual GlebeSpree campaign was launched by the Glebe Business Improvement Area on Nov. 19, offering people who choose to do their shopping locally the chance to win $10,000. “(The) Glebe Spree allows us to reward our faithful customers and to invite new clients to discover all that the Glebe has to offer,” said Greg Best, Glebe BIA chairman. The contest sees participants use a mini-brochure called a “passport” to collect stickers for every $20 spent at stores in the Glebe. Once $200 worth of stickers is collected, contestants can enter for a chance to win the $10,000 prize. This year, Best said the association has made it even easier for contestants to enter the contest. “Once you have a completed ballot, you can just enter your unique pin code on your passport either through our Facebook page or at glebe-

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Will Raymond won a $10,000 shopping spree prize in January for doing something he always does – shop in the Glebe. The Glebe Spree contest will be held again this holiday season. spree.ca.” Ballots are also accepted in person. Contestants can fill out the ballots and drop them off at any of the participating businesses. The prize money has been donated by the Glebe BIA, the Scotiabank branch located at Bank Street and Fourth Avenue, McKeen Metro and the Trinity Development Group. This is the second edition of the contest, which was started last year to encourage shopping along Bank Street after the city’s extensive reconstruction of the roadway.

Last year’s contest saw more than 10,000 entries and that success is the main reason the association decided to bring the contest back for another year. Glebe resident Will Raymond won the spree last year and as an avid shopper in the neighbourhood, he said participating was an easy decision to make. The contest ends on Dec. 31 and the draw date to determine the contest winner will take place on Jan. 7, 2013. Contest details can be found at www. glebespree.ca.

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CWL Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Resurrection of our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive. December 1st, 2-7 p.m., December 2nd, 9-1:00 p.m. F.Y.I/tables call Wilma Murzello, 613-521-0068.

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Scapa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of bonding products and adhesive components for applications in the electronics, healthcare, industrial and transportation markets is currently looking for an Industrial Engineer for its Renfrew, Ontario manufacturing site. Located in Renfrew County, in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Scapa North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renfrew site offers access to 900 pristine lakes and 4 major rivers admist breathtaking wilderness. With the major urban destination of Ottawa less than one hour away, a career at Scapa Renfrew allows one the unique ability to blend rural and urban living, all the while enjoying a progressive career with a global manufacturing company. The Industrial Engineer will be involved in broad scope engineering responsibilities including but not limited to process development, equipment and building maintenance, machine design and modification, environmental control, product development, capital projects, cost reduction and general problem solving. This individual is a key member of the Operations support team responsible for the overall operational effectiveness of the site. The successful candidate will bring a degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience. It is imperative that the candidate has excellent computer skills as it relates to word processing, database construction, CAD software as well as the ability to read and produce drawings using orthographic and isometric projections. Other assets would include experience with PLC control systems, calendar coating processes, converting, mechanical aptitude and SAP knowledge. Scapa North America offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please submit resume in confidence to: renfrewhr@scapa.com No telephone inquiries please â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we thank you for your interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Scapa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of bonding products and adhesive components for applications in the electronics, healthcare, industrial and transportation markets is currently looking for a Development Engineer for its Renfrew, Ontario manufacturing site. Located in Renfrew County, in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Scapa North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renfrew site offers access to 900 pristine lakes and 4 major rivers admist breathtaking wilderness. With the major urban destination of Ottawa less than one hour away, a career at Scapa Renfrew allows one the unique ability to blend rural and urban living, all the while enjoying a progressive career with a global manufacturing company. The Development Engineer will be engaged in key projects and initiatives to improve processes and reduce manufacturing costs. Using your strong analytical skills, you will perform production inefďŹ ciency analysis and develop recommendations for improvement. Additionally, you will contribute to cost out exercises, aid the manufacturing ďŹ&#x201A;oor in addressing formulation errors and research and present new product development formulations. The successful candidate will bring a degree in Chemical Engineering with a mandatory minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience. Applicants without Development Engineering experience in an industrial (vs. academic) setting will not be considered. It is imperative that the candidate has excellent computer skills as it relates to word processing and database construction, with SAP experience being considered an asset. Other assets would include experience with chemical formulations relative to adhesive manufacturing as well as calendar coating and mechanical converting knowledge. Scapa North America offers a competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts package. Please submit resume in conďŹ dence to: renfrewhr@scapa.com

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inter came early that year. It had been cold and damp, and suddenly the snow came. It was going to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;no ordinary winter,â&#x20AC;? Father said at supper that night. We ďŹ ve children were delighted. That mean snowmen, stamping out big wheels in the yard for a game we played back in the thirties and sleigh rides. Lots of sleigh rides. It also meant snow white ďŹ elds and the ruts in our long lane would be covered and our ďŹ vekilometre walk to Northcote school would be easier. It was also the year our two Montreal cousins, Ronny and Terry, were with us. They came in late summer and never went home. The wagon was changed for the big ďŹ&#x201A;at bottomed sleigh, with the one seat in front for Mother and Father, and seven children -- now with the cousins included -- all vying for a spot in the back of the sleigh. The winter had only been

MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories with us a few days when a church supper was planned. It would take more than a heavy snow storm to cancel something as exciting as a church supper back then. Father had covered the sleigh with straw and put two bales of hay close to the seat at the front, where we could sit with our backs against them and our feet stretched out before us. Of course there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough room for seven of us to sit with our backs against the bales, which suited my brothers just ďŹ ne. They would much rather be wrestling and trying to throw each other off into a snow drift. So my sister Audrey, young Terry and me got to sit with our backs to the

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bales. It was a bitterly cold night for early winter and Mother had heated bricks on the Findlay Oval all afternoon. Audrey, Terry and me were snuggled down under a heavy quilt and the hot bricks, wrapped in several layers of the Renfrew Mercury, were at our feet. Soon the heat from the bricks could be felt right through our galoshes. The supper was at the Lutheran Church and Father was heard to lament that it was full of people from the United Church, who had come for a free meal. Mother told him to hush up and reminded him we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t above going to whatever was held at the United Church on many an occasion.

It was little Terry who, after coming awake, said with a sleepy voice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know where they are,â&#x20AC;? and then quickly nodded off as he was being carried into the house. Mother gently shook him awake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alright Terry. Where are the bricks?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are all along the road. They were cold and no good no more so I throwed them away.â&#x20AC;? We went to church early the next morning. The three brothers walking along the road, looking for and picking up the ďŹ ve or six bricks half hidden in the snowbanks. Even though they cost next to nothing, even a few cents back in those Depression years were not to be casually thrown away on the side of the road and forgotten. Many a time would they be used again that winter and other winters to come. My sister Audrey made awfully sure thereafter that young Terry knew how important the bricks were, even when they lost their heat.

By the time the supper was over and the social end of the evening came to a close, it was time to head for home. By this time the bricks were ice cold, but Audrey sat with Terry and me on either side of her, with her arms around us and the blankets right up to our chins. We hardly missed the bricks at all. As always, when we got home, it was my sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to fold up the blankets and take them and the bricks into the shed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bricks are gone,â&#x20AC;? she yelled. Father ran his hands over the straw covered sleigh to make sure they hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been buried in the confusion of settling us down for the trip home. They had mysteriously disappeared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can be sure one of the Uniteds took them,â&#x20AC;? Father said. Mother said that was the silliest thing she ever heard of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; stealing bricks. Who would want old bricks when you can get them for a few cents at the brick yard in Renfrew?

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Ottawa brothers set for cross-country Christmas tour Brothers Dubé to play 40 shows in two weeks Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

EMC entertainment - It’ll be a taste of life as professional musicians for the Brothers Dubé as they set off to perform in 40 shows in two weeks as a part of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train tour. They’ll hop on the train in Beaconsfield, Que. and spend two weeks aboard, finally stepping of in Whitemouth, Man. The train will continue west with other entertainers aboard. It’s the brothers third year doing the tour, travelling further every year. Last year, they got off the train in Sudbury after a week on the tracks. “The holiday train is always something that we look forward to,” said Jan Dubé. “It’s like our Christmas gift. It’s our holiday for the year.” Jan, 13, will be joined by his older brother Liam, 15, and younger brother Quinn, who will turn 12 on Dec. 3, while on the train – with dad, Rob, along to chaperone. The brothers will be part of a big-name lineup: Doc Walker, a country group, will board the train in White-

mouth, while Kingston, Ont. artist Miss Emily will be on the entire tour. The boys play up to seven shows a day while on tour, Rob said. They volunteer to play the tour, helping present donations from CP Rail to food banks in the communities where they stop, donating a portion of album sales and encouraging concert-goers to donate food items. They’re the house band for the tour, learning the arrangements of the Christmas songs they’ll be playing. “We will be playing some different versions of Christmas songs; just basically rock it out,” Jan said. “It’s a big woo-hoo for us.” They have to practise the assigned songs for several months and work multiple shows a day, diving right into the lives of full-time musicians. The train has a specific car, with doors that open up to create the stage where the artists appear at each train station across Canada. “The show’s going to be pretty awesome because when I’m playing with my brothers, those guys are out in the cold while I’m inside playing the drums with the heaters right beside me,” said Quinn. Both Liam and Jan said playing guitar and bass strings in the cold is the only drawback to the tour. “It’s freezing and Quinn

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Eventually, the boys hope to join the tour all the way out to British Columbia. But seeing Canada via train, from old Victorian sleeper cars, has already been quite an experience. “I like airplanes, but trains are awesome. They’re better,” Quinn said. “It’s exciting for me to go on trains.” The tour kicks off on Nov. 28, and will be in Smiths Falls on Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m.

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mother passed away several years ago. Now, they fundraise for a variety of charities, including the food bank during the railroad’s Christmas tour. Smaller communities often turn out big crowds to see the free shows. “Last year in Oshawa, there were 10,000 people,” said Liam. “And Smiths Falls is always big. It’s usually bigger in the smaller communities.”

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president of Habitat NCR’s board of directors, serves as the CEO for Paul Ziebarth Electrical Contractors Ltd. Ziebarth, who has been involved with Habitat NCR since its inception in 1993, started out by personally wiring every Habitat home in the National Capital Region. As his company grew, he regularly committed as many as 28 electricians, who routinely volunteer their time to wire an entire house while supplying the electrical materials needed. Ziebarth’s solid understanding of the building industry and his extensive leadership experience make him an invaluable champion and resource for our organization. Cynthia Herman, an Orléans resident, has been a dedicated volunteer at Habitat NCR for more than eight years.

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Love of horses inspires Nepean author’s novels Second part of series set for release EMC news - It was a love of horses that first had Elizabeth Sellers putting words on paper. But the main character quickly took over and Sellers decided to turn Katy’s story into a short series of novels. In her novels, a teenage girl named Katy is bullied – and wakes up one day having turned into a horse. “The premise is a young girl who is lonely and bullied,” Sellers said. “And she gets turned into a horse and she meets up with a gang of her friends. They don’t realize who she is; they sort out all sorts of adventures.” The first book in the series is called If Horses Were Wishes, and the second installment, Trouble Rides a Fast Horse, the second book, comes out Nov. 22. Sellers said as she started to write the book, Katy took over with her own bullying story to tell. “I think that Katy’s message is that you’re not alone and there are people out there who can help you,” Sellers said. She first wrote the original novel five years ago, but it took several years to be released.

Currently a court reporter, she lived in the United Kingdom for years after graduation, working with horses, then running her own business. She always loved writing – but had little time for it between work and raising children. “I never found time to write until a few years back, and then I thought, I’m going to sit down, and do it,” she said. “My only intention was to finish writing a book. But I figured I might as well go for it, and find a publisher.” That first novel was published, and is now being sold all over the world. It will be a return to a familiar place for the book launch at Elmwood Public School on Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. Sellers went there as a girl growing up in the Rockcliffe Park area. Her family emigrated from England when she was a child and settled in the Ottawa area. She currently lives with her family in Nepean, writing the novels in her spare time. Katy already has an idea for her next book – once again involving animals. She’s considering writing a book from the point of view of a guide dog, but not until she’s finished with Katy’s story, which has at least one more book in the series.

Watch for moose, elk, deer on highways, ministry warns EMC news - The Ministry of Natural Resources is asking motorists to be especially cautious on Ontario’s roads this fall because wildlife is on the move. Moose, elk and deer are particularly active in the fall, especially at dawn and dusk, as they search for mates and food. Deer and elk often travel in groups of two or more, so when motorists see one animal there may be more nearby. Drivers who see these animals along the road should slow down and sound their horns in a series of short bursts. At night, motorists should blink their headlights to warn the animals and give them a chance to move out of the way. Motorists should take extra

care where: • Roads cross creeks or rivers. • In wooded corridors. • Where field edges run at a right angle to the road. • Where fences meet roads. • Where wildlife crossing signs are posted. For more information, check out the Ministry of Transportation’s tips for motorists at www.mto.gov.on.ca/ english/safety/wildlife.shtml.

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EMC news - Many kids ask for a pony for Christmas, but a lucky few will get to visit ponies every day once a new “pony preschool” launches in Ottawa South this January. Beatrice dVries, an early childhood educator and therapeutic riding instructor, has partnered with the Greenbelt Riding School on Albion Road to offer full- and part-time preschool spots for kids ages three to five. It’s the only preschool of its kind in Ottawa, offering children the chance to get up close and personal with the ponies. “They groom them and learn about horsemanship,” dVries said. “They learn all you need to know about the pony, how to approach it and tack it and how to ride it.” The lifelong equestrian said she has worked in many regular preschools and wanted to offer something more wholesome for the children. “I think little kids should interact with animals and be outside more. I think that is very good for them,” dVries said. Sessions will include about an hour and 40 minutes with the ponies, along with regular

preschool activities like circle time, snack time and free play. DVries’ new business, Horses Enriching People, also includes a number of therapeutic riding sessions for people

of all ages with special needs. Horseback riding can be very beneficial to someone who has cerebral palsy, dVries said, or a similar disorder that causes muscle pain or tension.

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Sports dome shift to university campus halted Recreational teams turfed as city, owner spar over contract details Laura Mueller Laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Thousands of Ottawa athletes will be left with no place to play this winter after the owner of a sports dome and the city failed to reach a deal. Coliseum Inc. owner Marty Lauter said he spent several â&#x20AC;&#x153;anxiousâ&#x20AC;? months waiting for a contract from the city to move his sports dome from Lansdowne Park to a new sports ďŹ eld at the University of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 Lees Ave. campus before being presented with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;take it or leave it dealâ&#x20AC;? that left him no choice but to walk away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It strayed quite a bit from what we originally discussed,â&#x20AC;? said Lauter, who refused to discuss details of the contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked the city how we could work it out and I was told: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is the agreement.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We asked for dialogue and they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give us any. They sent us a note (saying) â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;take it or leave it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? But a memo from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top lawyer says the city has not formally terminated negotiations, and that the city has tried unsuccessfully to reach Coliseum Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers and

continue to try and discuss the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city has not heard directly from Coliseum Inc. on the Nov. 13 agreement and is surprised about the message on Coliseumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website - claiming that negotiations have been terminated,â&#x20AC;? the memo from city clerk and solicitor Rick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor reads. The contract was sent to Coliseum on Nov. 13 with the stipulation that it had to be signed by Nov. 21. Whether he accepted the deal or not, Lauter said the result would be the same â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go out of business. He has run Coliseum Inc. for 18 years, including the dome for the past 12 years, and the space is constantly pre-booked to capacity by groups like the Ottawa Sport and Social Club, Lauter said. More than 300 soccer teams usually use the dome in the winter, he said. Their money is being refunded, Lauter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of disappointed people,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a job. I lose my business â&#x20AC;Ś I have a business thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been in business for 18 years. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at capacity, prebooked, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just been

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him a good chunk of change, Lauter said. The University of Ottawa refuted that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ďŹ eld at Lees was ready for installation,â&#x20AC;? said Patrick Charette, director of corporate communications for the university. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some minor issues brought up to our attention, but we never felt that was a major obstacle for a

ďŹ eld installation. The ďŹ eld was ready.â&#x20AC;? He said the university is also disappointed because it was planning to run new winter programs in the space, such as indoor soccer and touch football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding the university will be working with the city to make other arrangements for next winter to ensure

the programs can happen. The universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletics department will be re-organizing intramurals and team practices to attempt to ďŹ nd alternative space for all groups that were supposed to use the dome, Charette said. A new location for the dome had to be found due to the Lansdowne redevelopment. Council approved moving the dome last December.

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EMC news - With towers popping up across the city, is the condominium bubble about to burst in Ottawa? The answer at a recent real Laura Mueller/Metroland estate conference was “no.” The percentage of unsold condos in Ottawa has remained At the Hampton Inn in fairly stable since 2001 according to Abdul Kargbo, a seOverbrook on Nov. 8, a cou- nior market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housple of hundred local real es- ing Corporation, indicating that so far demand is keeping tate professionals responded up with supply. with confused murmurs when time homebuyers have been a senior Canada Mortgage and when it comes to prices. It’s overwhelmingly the 25 looking towards condo resales Housing Corporation market analyst asked if there are too to 34 age group that’s driving when they’re buying their many condos being built in the demand for condos, he first property. That demand said, because condos or town- for lower-priced condos will the city. “The answer is no,” con- homes are the only type of drive a shift towards fewer tinued Abdul Kargbo of the housing many of them can af- high-end buildings and more ford as first-time homebuyers. reasonably priced units, esCMHC. While the supply of condo Newcomers to Ottawa usually pecially downtown and in the units for sale has been rising number around 6,000 a year, west and southeast ends of the since 2001, the percentage of and they also drive demand, city, Kargbo said. Townhomes unsold units has remained flat, said Sandra Pérez Torres, an- are becoming increasingly Kargbo said, indicating that so other senior market analyst. popular in the east as younger far, demand is keeping up with Migration to the city is ex- people looking to buy proppected to peak in 2013, with erty search for something in condo construction. *Delivered to selected areas R0011754763/1122 Despite heated neighbour- around 9,000 people expected their price range. hood battles over new condo to move here, she said. Ottawa’s economy will reproposals, the number of buildings under construction main relatively strong, despite is actually going down – and layoffs in the city’s largest that’s a good thing for the employment sector: the federal public service. market, Kargbo said. “However, uncertainty will Recently, 2010 was a bumper year for condo construc- keep some potential homebuyTo celebrate Natural Health Products week, Rainbow Foods held a fundraising campaign in support tion, with 1,397 units com- ers on the sidelines in 2013,” of The Snowsuit Fund. People could donate by purchasing a paper hat or mitten, or by bringing pleted. That declined slightly Pérez Torres said. in gently used snowsuits, hats and mittens. $663.66 were donated by our generous customers and In the past couple of years, to 1,324 in 2011, and with 948 units completed as of Septem- condo sales comprised 22 Rainbow Foods topped up the donation to $1000. Rainbow Foods also donated the snowsuits, hats ber this year, the numbers are per cent of the city’s real esand mitts that made up their display. on track for the downward tate market. That will go up slightly to the 2010 level of trend to continue. “The growth rate is not go- 24 per cent next year, Kargbo ing to be as brisk as we’ve predicted. Metro_UCP_LovedChristmas_Ad_UCP 12-10-29 PM Page 1 Still, many new5:20 condo seen in the last few years,” Kargbo said, particularly units are expensive, so first-

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EMC sports - A deal bringing professional basketball to Ottawa is a slam dunk for the city, said the owner of the National Basketball League of Canada’s newest team. Gus Takkale, a 38-yearold Orléans business man and motivational speaker, announced that fans will be able to attend their first game at Scotiabank Place in Kanata sometime in September or October of 2013. “This is electrifying, driveto-the-net, in your face, slamdunk ball,” said Takkale during a press conference today, Nov. 21, at Scotiabank Place,

the home court of the yet-tobe named team. Takkale is inviting fans to submit suggestions for the team’s name. The franchise will announce the team’s name by the end of 2012 and unveil the team’s logo and main sponsorship by the end of February 2013. It will hire a coach in the spring and start picking up free agents and draft players in the summer. The team will have a 12man roster and a salary cap of $150,000. Ticket prices haven’t been set yet, but should range between $20 to $95 for upperlevel to courtside seats, said

Takkale, who hopes to attract between 3,500 and 8,000 fans to each home game. “We are ecstatic to be able to bring our brand of ball to Ottawa,” said Ian McCarthy, the founder of the eight-team league, which currently has clubs in Halifax, N.S.; Saint John and Moncton, N.B.; Summerside, P.E.I.; Montreal; as well as Oshawa, London and Windsor, Ont. Mayor Jim Watson welcomed the new basketball franchise to the city. “A professional basketball team is a great way to build civic pride,” said Watson. “I’m confident that Ottawans have a passion for basketball.”

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

Nov. 29

This month’s Ottawa Independent Writers meeting will discuss the theme Humour in Writing - When and How to Use It; When to Avoid It. Author and Ottawa West EMC columnist Charles Gordon will discuss the uses and abuses of humour in writing. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada, Room 156, 395 Wellington St. Cost for guests is $10. For more information, call 613-731-3873 or visit www.oiw.ca.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 2

Ottawa Inner City Health Inc., the Ottawa Valley’s helping hand for chronically homeless men and women living with complex health issues, has joined with the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee to raise money to provide a special gift for those who would otherwise not feel holiday joy. All money raised goes towards a personalized Christmas gift bag for all Ottawa Inner City Health clients. Come out the following times if you want to participate: Thursday, Nov. 29,

8 p.m. Carleton Tavern (233 Armstrong); Dec. 1, 3 p.m. Daniel O’Connell’s (1211 Wellington W.) Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Daniel O’Connell’s (1211 Wellington W.) For up-to-date scheduling phone Megan Delaney at 613-5624500, or email mdelaney@ ottawainnercityhealth.ca or check out our facebook page.

Nov. 30

The Christmas Hamper Project of Ottawa is appealing to the community for donations of toilet paper, diapers, powdered milk and

The Tabitha Foundation is a benevolent trust, founded in 1994 to support aid efforts begun and organized by Janne Ritskes. Our field activities are centered in Cambodia, whose people were decimated by a regime which promoted enforced starvation, mass executions, slave labour and wholesale dislocation to such a degree that the social, moral and economic fibre of the country was left in tatters. The integrated development initiatives include work in health care, education, sanitation (water, sewage), housing, small business and co-operatives. These efforts enable the poorest of the poor to improve their health status, rebuild shanties into homes, have their own toilets, clean water, and drainage systems, reconstruct roads, develop their own small businesses or become workers in cottage industry programs and learn to work together as a community. The people of Cambodia have endured severe poverty for the past 30 years— since the Pol Pot era. In that era everything was destroyed: family, social structure, infrastructure, spirituality. The resulting trauma of that period has left the people with a feeling of hopelessness and futility. Cambodians believe they are to blame for their situation—that somehow they deserve their lot. Tabitha-Cambodia works with the poorest members of the community, encouraging them to save and work their way out of poverty. Many poor Cambodian families have no house and virtually no possessions. Despite this, most generate a meager weekly income. Tabitha helps these families to develop a vision of a better life and encourages them to join the Savings Program. Tabitha’s Savings Program recognizes the inherent desire of people to take control of their own lives, allowing them to decide on their own needs and assisting them in achieving their goals. Joining the savings program is a giant step towards rebuilding trust; Tabitha recognizes and rewards that trust in the form of payment of 10 percent interest on their savings. Tabitha places no stress or risk on a family by accepting any amount, no matter how small, allowing even the poorest to participate in the program. Please visit the Tabitha Bazaar on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at Wool-Tyme, 190 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, Ontario.

soup. Because some holiday wish lists are more basic than others, the Christmas Hamper Project of Ottawa is now signing up donors. Adopt a hamper for someone who will be alone during the holidays, or for a family. Contribute as an individual, a family, a department or workplace. For more information see www.christmashamperproject.com. Adoption deadline is Nov. 30.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

Bethlehem Live at Trinity Bible Church. The church is presenting an outstanding special live Christmas experience on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, please call 613-826-2444 or visit www.trinitybible church.ca.

Dec. 1

It’s back and it’s big! The Annual Fisher Park Community Centre Christmas Craft Show & Sale, is back with unique handcrafted items. Over 100 vendors. Also local, Charities, featured this year Bicycles for Humanity, Guatemala Stove Project, Causeway, and the Tabitha Foundation, Church Groups and Child Crafters. This very popular event is held in Fisher Park School which is also home to the City of Ottawa - Fisher Park Community Centre. 250 Holland Ave. Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free admission. Free parking at the front of the school on Holland Ave. & at the back of the school access by Harmer Ave. North. barbecue and refreshments are available.

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By the Book, a used bookstore and cafe operated by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), is holding its monthly half-price book sale on Saturday, December 1, from 10 to 4, at 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive. Drop by for great buys on hundreds of books (most under $2).

Dec. 5

For the last 30 years, the Miniature Enthusiasts of Ottawa has been a meeting

place for those interested in collecting and creating dollhouse miniatures. Join the MEO and explore the fine art of collecting and creating ‘dollhouse’ miniatures, woodworking, fibre arts, fine art and dolls in miniature. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:45 p.m. No admission fee. Visitors and new members are very welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Dec. 6

The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a Holiday Bazaar in support of its Wheels of Hope Campaign. This campaign raises funds and awareness for our transportation program which helps local patients get to their cancer treatments. Our first annual holiday bazaar will be taking place from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 at our office at 1745 Woodward Dr. Jewelry, crafts, bakes goods, and so much more.

Dec. 9

A Taste of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Fair, Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location is Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. (at Byron). Free admission and parking. Event charity is the Westboro Region Food Bank. For more information visit www.osfa.ca. More than 20 local artisan gourmet food vendors will be selling their products such as baked goods, coffee, teas, chocolate, honey, tortieres, vanilla, jams, chutneys and ice cream to name a few.

Dec. 15

Orpheus Choral Group Xmas Concert - Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave. For all friends and family. Free admission, free parking. Special surprise for young children. Good-will donation welcome. Refreshments afterwards. For information contact Ted Blair at 613 8369351 or teddb@rogers.com.

Christmas dinner and dance. Saturday, Dec. 15, (Dinner at 6:00 p.m.) at St. Augustine Parish Hall, 1060 Baseline Rd. (Hall is now accessible by Elevator). This special event is not only to celebrate the Christmas season but it is also to celebrate the recent installation of an elevator at St. Augustine parish. A ham and turkey dinner followed by desserts will be catered by Nate’s Deli Family Kitchen. The event includes a cash bar and entertainment will be provided by “Colour It Music” DJ. Tickets are $35 per person (Tickets must be purchased before Dec. 9) Tickets can be purchased from St. Augustine parish office (613-225-7388), Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (office hours) or by calling 613-823-0247. For more information, call 613823-0247, Fern or Doreen

Dec. 20

IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet Dec. 20 at 1 p.m at the Ottawa Guide House located at 453 Parkdale Ave. (between Foster Street and Gladstone Avenue). Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For information, visit iodewbc@gmail.com or call Alia at 613-864-6779.

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mas concerts. The Carollers bring focus to the true meaning of Christmas, with beautiful interpretations of mostly traditional carols in many languages and donation of proceeds to local charities (this time the youth literacy group Sage Youth – Jeunesse Sage) and a scholarship fund for music students. Dec. 15: Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19: St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 at the door or $15 in advance at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., Compact Music, 190 & 785 1/2 Bank St., and Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave., or online. No charge for children 12 and under. Savory and sweet reception follows. Information: www. stairwellcarollers.com or 613-746-2779.


ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Aries, avoid taking on more than you can handle at work and home this week. When tackling tasks, don’t be afraid to ask for and accept help. Family and romantic endeavors may have been put aside while work issues have been at the forefront, Taurus. It is time to shift priorities. Gemini, there’s not much you can do to change the course of this week’s events. You might want to consider swimming with the current instead of against it. Cancer, overanalyzing your workload is not going to make it disappear any faster. Therefore, simply take your assignments at face value and just get started. New experiences can be scary at first, but many times you will find that they are opportunities to learn and grow, Leo. Take full advantage of all opportunities this week. Virgo, although it seems like you have most of your financial woes worked out, now is not the time to get too cocky with spending. Being conservative is the way to go.

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Scorpio, success may not come easy with a project you’re working on. But rest easy and take solace knowing you have tried things outside of your comfort zone. Sagittarius, avoid confrontations at all costs, as this week you will not come out victorious. Keep a low profile and don’t ruffle any feathers. Capricorn, if you think about things too long, there’s a good chance you won’t act at all. Instead, consider your options quickly and then get going on your plans. Quality time spent at home or with the family has buoyed your spirits, Aquarius. The next step on your relaxation journey is to book a vacation to a warm area of the world. Don’t underestimate your ability to garner quite a following, Pisces. There are many people just waiting to hear what you have to say next.

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DO YOU EVER WONDER HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO CUT THE ‘UN’ OUT OF YOUR LIFE WITHOUT USING DRUGS? For over 25 years, award-winning clinical pharmacist Kent MacLeod, B. Sc., Phm. has been treating otherwise healthy individuals with low to moderate mood disturbances. We caught up with the expert and asked him to weigh in on this growing epidemic, and how to achieve happiness without drugs. Interviewer: We understand from the medical journals that the incidence of mood issue is increasing in North America. NutriChem has been successfully treating mood issues without drugs for over 25 years - why do you do it? Kent MacLeod: Frustration. I see so many frustrated individuals-frustrated with their health, frustrated with options available and frustrated at the lack of information and answers. Healthy individuals feel there are no other solutions than to use antidepressants in the hopes of relief. Yet, they still feel terrible. No wonder they are frustrated.

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