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EMC News - The record setting snowfall looked a lot nicer once it stopped last week, as these scenes around the area show. Above, a farm in Rideau Lakes Township is hidden among the pines, to the right, a back road scene from the Delta area, and above, these picnic tables at the EMC office were dwarfed in the banks of the white stuff. There is nothing but sunny skies with some periods of cloud through the weekend in the Smiths Falls area according to the Weather Network.

OPP caution winter motorists Drivers - please adjust your driving habits. Allow extra time travelling to and from destinations in winter and don’t forget to slow down. Travel below the posted limit in winder driving conditions. Leave ample space between vehicles. Always assume road conditions will be slippery in winter. If your vehicle breaks down never stop on the roadway. If possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay

in it until rescuers arrive. In a winter storm, vehicles do provide some shelter, especially if you have equipped your car with a proper survival kit. Travelling even short distances in a winter storm can be extremely dangerous due to the possibility of hypothermia and disorientation. It is recommended that stranded motorists stay with their vehicle until rescuers arrive. Use a cell phone to call for help and try to give an ac-

curate description of your location. Any decision to leave a vehicle in the midst of a winter storm must be taken very carefully and all factors considered. When running your vehicle to keep warm, it is absolutely essential to keep all snow clear of the exhaust pipe to ensure carbon monoxide does not pose a danger. Plan, prepare and be smart. This is a message from the Ontario Provincial Police.




EMC News - Plan your trip and visit the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario website for road conditions at: or call 1-800-268-4686. Check the current weather conditions and the forecast. Dress for winter even though you will be in your car just in case you become stranded. Carry a cell phone. Ensure you have a survival kit in your vehicle. For a description of a winter driving survival kit visit: http://www. winterdrive/winterdrive/shtml. Recommended items include a shovel, blanket, booster cables, flashlight, high energy foods, matches and candle. Put winter tires on your vehicle. Ensure that your heater and defroster is working properly. Check all your lights including your hazards. Clear all windows of ice and snow. Fill up your windshield fluid and make sure its working properly. Equip your car with an ice scraper and snow brush. Keep your fuel tank at least half full - just in case you are stranded and to prevent condensation. Make sure your vehicle is fully serviced to avoid unnecessary breakdowns.

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Enjoy a wee breath of Scotland in Middleville EMC News - In honour of Robbie Burns’ Day an afternoon of Scottish celebration is once again planned at the Middleville Community Centre (4203 Wolf Grove Road) on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. This year the MCCA is pleased to welcome renowned Celtic fiddler and songstress Sarah Burnell who comes from Ottawa, but her fiddle roots may be found in the music of the Scottish Highlands, Cape Breton, Ireland, and Quebec. Her energetic fiddle style possesses a youthful exuberance, grounded in her strong

classical training. She is also an accomplished young singer, and will be performing several beautiful Celtic ballads. She will be accompanied by two members of the Sarah Burnell Band. Enjoy a wee breath of Scotland in the midst of the lovely Lanark highlands: Celtic tunes, highland dancing, a Scottish singalong, and of course the pipes, along with a menu that includes whiskey marmalade ice cream, shortbread, coffee and soft drinks — even a taste of haggis too! Join in for some tradi-

tional Scottish hospitality. Admission is $12/adult, $6/ child (five and under free). For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Heather at 613 259 2904, or burnewin@storm. ca. Last year’s event was a sellout, so be sure to reserve a spot soon. Please note that reservations will be made in the order in which they are received. All proceeds will go towards maintaining the community centre. Submitted by the Middleville Community Centre.

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Canadian Taxpayers Federation releases tax changes for 2013 sion Plan contributions are going up $49.50 to $2,356.20, with the employer’s share jumping an identical amount. The total CPP payroll tax rises to $4,712.40. “Politicians who talk about boosting CPP benefits never talk about the $4,712.40 they’re already taking from workers to pay for the pensions we have now,” said Thomas. Combined CPP and EI payroll taxes now total $6,851.09, an increase of $222.11. For full details on payroll tax changes in 2013, visit Payroll.Taxes_.Backgrounder.2013.pdf. The CTF is Canada’s largest taxpayer advocacy organization with over 79,000 supporters. Established in 1990, it is a federally incorporated not-for-profit, non-partisan, organization. The CTF is dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government.


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high-income earners. Quebec is launching the broadest assault, adding an extra income tax bracket, hiking its health tax for high income earners, boosting sin taxes on liquor and tobacco, and raising contribution rates for the province’s pension plan and its parental benefits plan. “Each and every one of these tax grabs cuts Canadians’ purchasing power,” continued Thomas. Canadian workers earning at least $47,400 will pay $891.12 in EI premiums in 2013, up $51.50. Employers will pay $1,247.57, an increase of $71.61. “For every Canadian job that pays $47,400 or more, you and your boss are sending $2,138.69 to the EI fund,” said Thomas. “This is all to pay for an unfair, wasteful employment insurance system you might never get to actually use.” For anybody earning at least $51,100, Canada Pen-

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Still time to register for Perth Legion’s zone sports EMC News - Mary Teresa Beesley reports that the regular meat draws will start again the last Saturday of each month beginning Jan. 26, and will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and if they may bring a musical instrument to help entertain. The next Ladies Auxiliary meeting has been changed to Thursday, Jan 10, at which time a special draw will be held for those who hold dual membership in both the LA and Legion. The prize will be a special lapel pin. Thanks goes out to all persons who helped with entertainment at the Saturday Jamborees during the past year. With the help of these talented individuals, we were able to continue these events and also to make them successful. Those who brought refreshments are also thanked. Jeanette Buker reminds us that signup sheets for several Zone Sports are posted in the Members’ Lounge.

Branch 244 News Darts takes place on Jan. 12 in Smiths Falls; Euchre is on Feb. 18 in Arnprior; and FivePin Bowling, both regular and senior six-person teams, is held Jan. 19 in Smiths Falls. Tickets for the Ladies’ Auxiliary Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance are selling so fast that Florence Doran suggests you should contact her at 613267-3069, or Gertie Crawford at 613-267-1714, as soon as possible. Coming Event Summary Saturday, Jan. 26 – Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance. Saturday, Jan. 26 – Saturday Meat Draw. Days of Yore ‌ From The Perth Courier, Oct. 6, 1966: “On September 10, an historical plaque commemorating Herbert Taylor Reade, V.C., was un-

veiled in Perth. This plaque is one of a series being erected throughout the province by the Department of Tourism and Information, acting on the advice of the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.� (A photo of the dedication includes Vincent Price, President of Branch 244.) Did you know? It is fairly well known that elephants were used in warfare from as far back as the fourth century and well into the 10th century, by sending them charging into enemy troop formations, breaking ranks. However, most are not aware that pigs were sometimes used as a defence against the formidable elephants, by lighting them on fire, and driving the flaming, squealing animals towards the enemy’s war elephants. Don’t forget our websites:; www. and Lest we forget.

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Jobs and economy must be top priorities in 2013: MPP says By STEVE CLARK Leeds-Grenville MPP

EMC News – January is a month we all look forward to because we usher in a new year full of possibilities with the excitement that accompanies any new beginning. For Leeds-Grenville, 2013 dawns with many challenges and opportunities awaiting us in the year ahead. As the year begins with the opening of a new calendar, I believe we can face those challenges and opportunities confident in our ability to succeed. Over the past year, it has been my privilege as MPP for Leeds-Grenville to work with elected officials, business leaders, and citizens of all ages and from all walks of life on many projects. Without fail, I have seen how these individuals are committed to working in their own way – and collectively – to help our riding realize its great potential. We’ve celebrated some tremendous success, even though we know there is more work to be done. As I said at the recent Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Summit in North Grenville, our region has worked hard to lay the foundation for making tourism a powerful generator of jobs and investment in every corner of the riding. This year will continue to see new festivals, events and entertainment added to a calendar that already gives tourists a reason to visit our part of the province year-round. In 2013, the excitement will include the opening this summer of Brockville’s Aquatarium. I’m convinced that with the same commitment to work together and realize that investment in any part of LeedsGrenville benefits every part of the United Counties, we can start to rebuild our manufacturing and industrial sector. As MPP, my major role in that effort is ensuring Ontario gets its economic fundamentals right – starting with a balanced budget and reduced debt. Only then can we protect the things that have historically made our province a place for investment: services like health care, education and the roads and bridges that

MPP Steve Clark are the backbone of our infrastructure. Unless we fix our finances, we know the threat of higher taxes will kill jobs today and prevent companies from feeling the confidence they need to hire people tomorrow. The prorogation of the Ontario legislature in October by Premier McGuinty made the situation worse because it left our province in limbo at a time when strong action and leadership was needed. Some of that uncertainty will finally end in late January when a new premier takes office. Still, it remains to be seen when the Legislature will be recalled and, most important, whether we’ll see a commitment from the government to work with the Opposition on real solutions to our province’s economic problems. Last March, my Private Member’s Bill to proclaim Oct. 13 as Major-General Sir Isaac Brock Day received Royal Assent. It was a tremendous honour that it happened during the War of 1812 bicentennial year. It was also the second consecutive year I’ve been part of a successful Private Member’s Bill. Those two bills passed because I worked with MPPs from the other two political parties. So I know what can be accomplished through such non-partisan co-operation. While I’m hopeful the new premier will show that spirit of co-operation when it comes to jobs and the economy, I’m also prepared to draw a line and oppose any plan that doesn’t take the bold steps that are absolutely necessary. We’ve waited too long to take these steps and it would be irresponsible to allow the

government to continue its foot-dragging. Although I share the frustration and anger I’ve heard from constituents since Premier McGuinty took his timeout, I’ve used this prorogation period as an opportunity to meet with a number of groups from the riding and get some great ideas for job creation. This work continues as I’ll be welcoming PC MPPs Garfield Dunlop and Vic Fedeli to Leeds-Grenville in the coming weeks to discuss two important factors in Ontario’s economic success: skilled trades and affordable energy. These follow roundtable meetings I held last year with MPP Toby Barrett to discuss social services reform, MPP Jane McKenna on youth issues and MPP Jim McDonell on wind turbines. As for my priorities for Leeds-Grenville in the year ahead, at the top of that list is continuing to work closely with the mayor and council in both the Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands to keep the Thousand Islands Casino right here where it belongs. I’m pleased Senator Bob Runciman and MP Gord Brown are also deeply involved in the effort to not only retain those 400 jobs in our community, but to turn the threat into an opportunity by making the case for expanding this successful gaming facility. Doing so will create new jobs and bring new investment into Leeds-Grenville. As always, I’m eager to hear from you and I remain committed to providing service to residents in all corners of the riding. I will continue constituency office hours on Wednesdays at the North Grenville Municipal Centre from 9 to 11 a.m. and Prescott Town Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Fridays at Westport Town Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. and the Emergency Services Building in Gananoque from 1 to 3 p.m. You can also contact me any time by email at info@ or by calling 613-342-9522 (1-800267-4408). Let me also take this opportunity to wish everyone in Leeds-Grenville a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.

Visit secret gardens in England EMC News - Tour the secret gardens of England with the Perth & District Horticultural Society at the annual Film Night on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Perth and District Collegiate Institute’s Auditorium on 13 Victoria Street, Perth. We all know a treasure trove of gardens, both formal and informal, can be found all over the United Kingdom but in this video, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of sixteen of the least known but most intriguing small gardens in England. The tour includes the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens, the architectural garden of Castle Tor, the sub-tropical plant life of Overbecks and thirteen other gorgeous gems. Titchmarsh, is a well-known English gardener, broadcaster and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media

personality through appearances on gardening programmes. This video is beautifully produced and shows off each garden and its special features to best advantage. Not a bad way to spend a snowy evening! So, if you are already dreaming of soft summer evenings among beautiful blooms or want to take a break from the treadmill, please join us for a summery break on January 8th for PDHS’s Film Night. Everyone is welcome to attend. Non-members are asked to pay $3 at the door. Since membership in the PDHS is only $10 per year why not consider joining? We have monthly speakers, social events, a beautiful Yearbook, 10 per cent discount at local nurseries and a myriad of other advantages. Submitted by the Perth and District Horticultural Society.

Nominations sought for Prime Minister volunteer awards EMC News - Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville today reminds community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards was recently announced by Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. “The Government of Canada is proud of all the Canadians whose voluntary work enriches our communities and exemplifies all that makes Canada such a great country,” Finley noted in a press release. “The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards are a celebration of their leadership, dedication, innovation and expertise.” The call for nominations is open between Dec. 20, 2012, and March 1, 2013. The regional component recognizes individual volunteers or groups of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The national component is divided into two categories: one for life-long achievement and one for new volunteers.

Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony, and can identify an eligible not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award). “The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that help make communities stronger,” Brown noted. “There are many deserving award recipients in this region, but someone must nominate them.” A nominator may be any person or organization with direct knowledge of the nominee’s contribution. The first recipients of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards were recognized at an awards ceremony held on Dec. 14, 2012, in Ottawa. Visit for more information about the awards and to access the online nomination form.

2013 Recipe for Financial Success A new year and a time for renewal - the time when many people look into their past and future and resolve to make changes for the better. Your overall quality of life is directly related to the overall quality of your finances so getting your financial life in order should be near the top of your list. Here are ten essential financial planning tips to make that resolution a 2013 reality. 1. Set a budget and stick to it. Take a critical look at your income and expenses and set a realistic monthly budget that includes an amount for saving and investing. 2. Get your debt under control and keep it there. Develop good spending habits and use debt wisely. Always pay off credit cards and other high-cost, non-tax deductible debt first. 3. Maximize RRSP contributions. Investing in RRSP eligible investments is the best tax-sheltered savings builder for most Canadians. Strive to make maximum contributions for faster and bigger potential investment growth. 4. Develop an education savings plan for your children .A tax-sheltered, compoundgrowth Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) eligible investments is an excellent way to cover escalating education costs and give your kids a head start on life. 5. Be a prudent money man-

Manage Your Money ager. Carefully consider each dollar before it’s gone. Start with a careful and critical assessment of your life goals and your income and set aside enough on a regular basis to achieve those goals. 6. Check and revise your insurance coverage to match changing needs. As your life changes your need for income protection and estate planning changes. Be sure your insurance coverage keeps pace. 7. Make ‘tax-efficient’ investment decisions. Certain investments are more tax-efficient than others. For example, interest income is taxed significantly higher than dividends and capital gains – so it’s often better to hold investments that earn dividends and capital gains outside your RRSP eligible investments and interest-earning investments inside it. Take advantage of the Tax-Free Savings Plan (TFSA) eligible investments, which allows investment income to grow and be eventually received on a tax-free basis. 8. Establish an asset allocation plan that complements your financial planning needs. An effective asset allocation plan delivers a portfolio that includes

the right balance of assets from the three asset categories -- cash, fixed income investments and equities -- for steadier long-term growth. 9. Minimize your taxes. Take advantage of all the tax deductions and tax credits available to you including moving expenses, childcare expense, tuition fees, medical expenses, charitable donations, and safety deposit box charges. 10. Develop a financial plan and stick to it. A consolidated financial plan – and the common sense and discipline to stick to it – plus the help of a professional advisor will keep you on track to achieving your dreams. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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This photo shows the front of the Ruch Marble & Granite Works shop on Gore Street, Perth, around 1910. The chapel from Blair and Son Funeral Directors is currently situated there.

EMC Editorial - ’Tis cold and flu season. The sound of ‘cough, cough’, and ‘sniffle sniffle’ can be heard as folks stock up on facial tissues to carry with them in their pockets. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has announced there are many cases of influenza in our area as well as in other parts of Eastern Ontario. They are keeping up their monitoring of the yearly virus. According to, “Colds tend to produce runny nose, congestion, sore throat. Influenza is more pronounced in that it infects the lungs, the joints and causes pneumonia, respiratory failure and even death.” The health unit calls the flu a serious viral illness which also results in fever, cough, headache, muscle soreness, sore throat and stuffy nose. The flu may also cause other illnesses to become worse, in particular those which involve the heart or lungs. All that hacking and sneezing helps the virus spread its tentacles easily. The health unit advises those who aren’t sick to avoid contact with those who are and to wash their hands frequently. To those who are sick, the suggestion is to stay at home – avoid workplaces and crowded locations, cover your face when coughing and sneezing and wash hands often. To the workaholics, perhaps putting your feet up and resting under some blankets will not only benefit you, but also the co-workers at your offices and workplaces. Another way the virus is dispersed from one person to another is via direct contact with, according to the health unit, surfaces or objects such as clothing, toys, eating utensils, all of which can carry germs. Cleaning areas of the home that may be touched often will limit any transfer of germs – areas such as door knobs, counter tops or banisters. And of course, for those who have not received their flu vaccine for this year, there is still time. Those wishing to get their shot have the option of calling their doctor, as most offices carry a supply of the vaccine, or even attending certain pharmacies. For those wishing specifics or further information on either influenza or its vaccine, please visit the Health Unit’s website at, or call the Health Action Line at 613-345-5685 or 1-800-660-5853.

Gathering ice blocks always gave young Mary a chill EMC Lifestyle – For reasons which escape me today, I was always home from school on the day Father went to the Bonnechere to bring ice in from the ice house. I think now, it was because Mother knew how very anxious I was when Father went to the river, and in my childish mind, I was sure I could save him from any disaster if I too was on the Bonnechere. Father had been watching the river for weeks. And then one day he went down with the auger and burrowed a hole to see how thick the ice was in the very centre of the river where the water was the deepest. It was ready. It was time to bring in the blocks of ice for the ice house. Through necessity, the ice house was always built on the north side of the barn. This protected it from the sun. It was a small, black building, not much bigger than the smoke house, with no windows, only a narrow door just wide enough to allow one body inside with the big iron ice-tongs.

Now the day had arrived when Father would go to the river with the flat bottom sleigh and the team of horses, and the tools he needed for cutting out the ice. I was filled with both dread and admiration. I lived in fear that Father would slip into one of the holes from which he had taken a block of ice, and be lost forever. And at the same time, I marveled at how this single day would provide us with ice for the rest of the winter, and if we were lucky, until this same exercise was repeated the next year. If I was with him, I figured I could look after him and make sure he was safe. What I could do, I had no idea. But just being with him, I knew would keep him safe. I was bundled up like a mummy, and Father wore a second pair of bib overalls over his winter clothes. His big cowhide mitts covered two pairs of wool mitts, a fur hat with the ear lugs down was tied securely under his chin, his pipe, as always hung loosely from his mouth, and we were ready for the trip

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across the back field, down the other side of the West Hill to the Bonnechere. The ice on the river cracked and snapped under the sleigh. I fervently prayed the horses, sleigh and Father and I wouldn’t end up on the bottom of the river. We came to the very centre of the Bonnechere. And then the long process began. Father, using the auger, burrowed four holes, forming a square into the ice. Then, with the needle-nosed saw, he cut a swath from one hole to the other three. This was when I was filled with dread, because I knew what was coming. Once the square was freed from the water, the block instantly flew from the water, sometimes rising above the very ice we

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stood on, splashing great gushes of water all around. Most of it landed right on Father. Now the block was ready to be hauled out and put on the sleigh. This step was repeated until the sleigh was covered with blocks and they were piled three deep. Here, I took on a new fear. What if the sleigh was so weighted down, the horses, the sleigh, the cut blocks of ice, and I went to the bottom of the Bonnechere? By the time the last block was heaved onto the top row of ice, Father’s overalls were slick with frozen water. It was all he could do to climb onto the front of the sleigh and head the horses back to the ice house.

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As soon as we were on firm ground, I said my silent prayer of thanks that we had been saved from a freezing death in the bottom of the Bonnechere. Father’s work was far from over. Once back at the ice house, he had to unload the blocks, one at a time, each probably weighing in at 100 pounds, and place them in rows inside. Father could hardly walk upright with the weight of his frozen overalls. But he was not ready to change into dryer clothes yet. The horses had to be put in the barn, fed and bedded. Only then did he head for the house and the warmth of the kitchen. Mother had to strip him of the frozen outer layer, and the overalls were draped over the wood-box to melt and dry. The brothers would be pressed into service on Saturday, as they headed to the sawmill, to bring back load after load of sawdust and cover the blocks in the ice house. The sawdust was free, the owner of the mill glad to be rid of it.

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And so, for another winter, and hopefully well over the summer, we would have ice for the ice box in the kitchen of that old log house. We considered ourselves very privileged indeed to have the big oak Barnett bought by grandfather who couldn’t understand how anyone could survive without an ice box. After that day on the Bonnechere, and after his supper, Father, completely spent of every ounce of energy, would go to his usual spot in the kitchen. He would settle into the rocking chair in front of the Findlay Oval, lift his stockinged feet onto a cushion on the oven door, and promptly fall asleep. The Ottawa Farm Journal, or the Family Herald and Weekly Star would have gradually slipped from his gnarled hands. I would watch his gentle breathing and I would be filled with such caring. Again I would say my prayers of grateful thanks that Father had survived another day of bringing in the ice from the Bonnechere.

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Liberal association president endorses Wynne EMC News – Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne welcomed the support recently of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington Ontario Liberal Association president Roger Martin in her campaign to be Ontario Liberal leader and Premier. “I first met Kathleen at an event in my riding in 2009, when I was new to the provincial Liberal scene,” said Martin. “I arrived a little late, and she immediately got up from the table and came over to introduce herself and shake my hand. What a welcome. What a first impression. I thought here’s a politician who gets it, who understands the value of people and the importance of mak-

ing them feel welcome.” “Kathleen’s ability to connect and draw people in is genuine and it’s what our party and Ontario needs at this time to move forward,” he continued. “That’s why I’m proud to endorse Kathleen Wynne as the next Leader of our Party and the next Premier of Ontario.” “I’m honoured and excited to welcome Roger’s support,” said Wynne. “Our momentum continues to grow across Ontario.” Wynne was elected as a school trustee in 2000 to defend Ontario schools from Harris PC cuts. She was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003 and served as Minister of Education, Transportation, Aboriginal Affairs, and Municipal Affairs & Housing.


EMC News - Tracy Smith and Cathy Blaine celebrated 10 years in the doggie daycare business in September, 2012. Here they pose with their two dogs at their Port Elmsley home. The Rainbow Doggie Daycare is a nokennel experience for dogs only. They have a huge fenced back yard though, and their guest four-legged friends are part of their home. Whether you leave your pets with them for a few hours a day (under four hours is $15) or for overnight stays as long as six months ($30 per day), the women specialize in caring for geriatric canines who have special medical needs.

MPP Randy Hillier says it’s time to get Ontario back to work islation similar to the proposals in the Ontario PC white paper Paths to Prosperity – Flexible Labour Markets. “It’s time we put Ontario back to work. Legislators in Michigan are trying to put their state back to work. We should be doing the same and that’s hard when the Legislature is

prorogued,” Hillier said on Dec. 13. “Unlike Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals, Michigan’s Legislature and governor have stayed on the job. They have had a debate on how to bring jobs back to their rusting state. We should be having the same debate here.”

Included in the PC Party white paper are proposals to give unionized workers the choice of whether or not they want to be a member of the union. The proposals also prevent any worker from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment. “The PC Party and I have

brought forward a number of suggestions to put Ontario back to work in our Paths to Prosperity White Papers,” Hillier said. “We’ve brought forward ideas for debate like allowing people the option to be part of a union and its collective agreement or not. We’ve suggested reforming the Workplace Safety and

Insurance Board and getting rid of card-based certification.” “We have two paths forward. We can choose the path of economic woes, of loss of employment and of Rustbelt-status. Or we can choose the path to prosperity,” he concluded. Submitted by the office of MPP Hillier.


EMC News – Ontario PC Labour Critic Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington MPP) condemned the McGuinty government over its inaction to tackle our jobs and fiscal crises. On Dec. 11, the un-prorogued Michigan Legislature passed into law new labour leg-

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Religious education curriculum strengthened under new policy

Grade 10 students challenged to act justly On Wednesday, Nov. 28, more than 250 secondary school students, adult supervisors, trustees, special guests and board personnel gathered at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville for the 2012 Just Us Youth Day. The theme of this year’s event was “Courage to Act Justly”, an extension of our current board theme, ‘Shalom – Acting justly... Living peacefully... Celebrating joyfully!’ Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Marg SheaLawrence, Principal of Religious and Family Life Education, Jim Roberts, and student trustee Sean Fry, presented highlights of the symposium to the board of trustees. Co-planned by the Religious Education Department and the Student Senate, the symposium began in prayer with a beautiful Liturgy of the Word led by Notre Dame CHS Chap-

laincy Leader, Brenda Reinkeluers, and a team of students from Notre Dame. Director of Education, Bill Gartland, brought greetings on behalf of the board. Following prayer and greetings, a keynote address was delivered. The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Sheri Richer-Camillone. Last school year, while on a leave of absence from her job as Chaplaincy Leader at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, Richer-Camillone travelled to Uganda, where she lived and worked in an orphanage for three months with 40 beautiful children. By her own admission, Richer-Camillone fell in love with the children at the orphanage and yet her heart was particularly drawn to the women in the village, those who had no food, no shelter and no rights. Since her return from Africa, Richer-Camillone has found peace in sharing the stories of the people from the village – their struggles, their joys, their love and generosity. Participants were inspired by these stories of authentic faith, unfailing hope and boundless gratitude. Following the keynote speech, participants gathered for lunch, which was followed by an afternoon of social justice themes workshops. Eight workshops were offered simultaneously in two time periods: Breaking Down the Walls – The Occupation of Palestine; The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Human Rights; KAIROS – The Blanket Exercise; More Than Just a Beat; Ryan’s Well Foundation; and SchoolBOX. Each student preregistered prior to the event for two of the eight workshops.

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Following the two workshops, all participants gathered once again for a reflective closing Liturgy of the Word, provided by students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School in Russell, under the direction of Chaplaincy Leader, Chris Vonesch. The day concluded with a media presentation set to music which captured many special moments of the event. The day was a great experience in student leadership and student engagement.

the publishing of Beacons of Faith, a book which captures the history of Catholic education in eastern Ontario, and the Catholic schools in its boundaries. Submitted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

Dedication of boardroom at CDSBEO Kemptville board office The CDSBEO will be honouring former Director of Education, Greg McNally, through a dedication of the boardroom at the Kemptville board office, to be named the Greg McNally Boardroom. A formal dedication and celebration will be held on Jan. 21, which will include Mass, presided by Archbishop O’Brien of the Kingston Archdiocese. McNally has been an exemplary Catholic leader, with over 35 years of service in Catholic education. His contributions in Catholic education are far reaching. They include local, pro-

inSPIRE Church is excited to announce that beginning January 6, 2013 we will be meeting at our new location: Carambeck Community Centre 351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place Over the past year, we, at inSPIRE Church, have been privileged to serve our community in many practical ways, and it has always been our desire to have our church home located in Carleton Place. That door has finally opened up for us, and we are blessed to be able to hold services in the community that we call home! We have a vibrant children’s ministry that meets during our main service time, and a growing youth ministry that meets on Sunday nights as well. Would you be willing to come visit with us? You may find it hard to not come back!

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basis for the policy curriculum. Assessment is based on knowledge and skills; however, the program also has a “hope expectations” component, which are expectations that cannot be assessed. “Hope expectations” include attitudes, values, and one’s individual relationship with God, with moral decision making also being a critical piece. The document will have a very positive effect on Religious Education in the province, as a result of the new resources which will be developed to assist with its implementation. In addition to the grade level expectations for Grades 1 to 8, special features of the document include introductory materials, instructional strategies, assessment and evaluation resources and resources for program planning.

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EMC News – The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s (CDSBEO) board meeting held Dec. 18 at the board office in Kemptville. For many years, ICE (The Institute for Catholic Education) has provided Catholic secondary schools with the Ontario Catholic Secondary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education. A newly published policy document will now provide the same framework for the provincial elementary curriculum. This document is the result of a joint effort between the Institute for Catholic Education and the Education Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Marg SheaLawrence, and Principal of Religious and Family Life Education, Jim Roberts, provided an overview of the new policy document to the Board. The document, which covers grade level expectations for students in Grades 1 to 8, outlines specific instructional approaches which are based in two areas: religious education, which is school centred, and which focuses on religious literacy and presenting the Christian message, and secondly, catechesis, which focuses on educating learners to grow in faith, and to articulate that faith, through a deeper understanding, and articulation of it. The document groups learning expectations in six key strands: Believing, Celebrating, Living a Moral Life, Living in Communion, Living in Solidarity, and Praying. Teaching strategies, which include prayer and reflection, making connections with the life of the church, and research and inquiry, are the


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Some ‘leftover’ thoughts following the holidays Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

knowing I had removed a ton or two of the white stuff from the roof. I can’t recall having that much snow in late December for a long time. As for Christmas, Kathleen and I love having our adult children with us, no question about that. But we are also very used to our own company and our own routine. Two things about holiday visitors. Food and towels (not necessarily in that order) just seem to disappear. We were well provisioned but I don’t think I have ever made as many trips to the freezer in a six-day period. The washer and dryer also got an incredible workout. Good job we recently invested in new appliances. They were humming, believe me! With visitors in the house our usual seasonal entertainment also took a beating. We joined the HD television parade this year. The 1951 film

version of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ (starring the late, great Alastair Sim) is my favourite Christmas movie. But while Dad wanted to check out Scrooge on the big screen, No. 1 daughter was more interested in surfing the movie network channels for something modern. Have I ever told you that I hate vampire films? That goes double at Christmas. I’ve always known that my children and I have very different musical tastes. The age gap and all of that! My decision to play Christmas music performed by the choir from Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle didn’t exactly win rave reviews from the kids. When I decided to spin Roger Whittaker’s greatest hits on Boxing Day, voices of protest were raised. Come on guys, vinyl is making a comeback these days! Leftovers aplenty Speaking of leftovers, what would Christmas be without leftover turkey, potatoes and gravy, cranberries and the like? Christmas aside, it seems to me most young people today aren’t much into gravy. Still, I draw the line when it comes

to having wraps and salad two days after Christmas. If you don’t like leftovers then don’t come to our house in the days after the holidays. For Kathleen and me, leftovers rule following Christmas and New Year’s. On Dec. 27 our daughter and her boyfriend went to Stittsville to visit my parents. Heather and Indy live and work in St. John, New Brunswick so visits home are infrequent. The same day they called on a girlfriend of Heather’s in the east end of Ottawa who recently had a baby. I told them we would hold dinner (yes, it was leftovers) until they arrived home. I wasn’t surprised when Heather called and said they had decided to stop for “a late lunch� between visiting her grandparents and her friend Tanya. “We were hungry. So you guys go ahead with supper. We’ll be home by 8 or 8:30.� Personally, I think it was the leftovers. And we hadn’t even gotten to flaming turkey wings yet! Anyone who knows me will tell you I am no cook. But I am a turkey connoisseur. So, on the subject of leftovers I will offer my favourite post-Christmas (or New Year) recipe featuring

the remains of the turkey. In a casserole dish put a generous layer of leftover turkey on the bottom, combined with a small amount of diced, fresh onion. The onion is essential by the way. Then add a layer of your favourite pre-cooked vegetables. Peas and carrots are very good, but veggies of any kind will do. Over all of it pour one cup of gravy (the real stuff or the packaged variety both works well). Top with fresh biscuits. Homemade biscuits are best (Kathy makes wonderful biscuits). They can be baked with the casserole but it is easier to use pre-baked biscuits. Once you have the desired combination, place the casserole in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Just remember to add the required time if your biscuits are not pre-baked. Served over the now nicely browned biscuits and with more (biscuits) on the side this is arguably my favourite seasonal meal. Yes, even more so than the main turkey dinner on Christmas Day. My second favourite leftover meal is that old standby, the hot turkey sandwich. Honestly, it’s hard to beat! Our son Craig would give





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you an argument though. He’s among the modern gravy hating brigade! On Dec. 28 Craig headed back to his home in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven to tackle the snow drifts in his laneway and get his life in order – post Christmas! After he had loaded his car with the spoils of the season we said our goodbyes. “What are you having for supper tonight?� I inquired. “Anything but turkey,� was his reply. I reminded him we had only had turkey for three days running. “There’s a good three or four meals left in that bird yet.� “No thanks,� Craig offered. The nerve of some people’s kids! In closing this week “Happy New Year� to all EMC readers. May 2013 bring you everything you would wish for yourselves! Please share your thoughts and your column ideas with me this year. I enjoy hearing from everyone who takes the time to e-mail. I receive a lot of reader mail and I reply to as many as I can. My very best to all of you! If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at:


EMC News - This is the first edition of the paper after the busy Christmas/New Year season and somehow a little lighter fare seems in order. I’m calling this column “Holiday Leftovers!� Our children, son Craig and daughter Heather, along with Heather’s partner, were with us for Christmas. We had a wonderful time visiting with other family members and friends. And eating and eating. Good food always dominates the holiday season. Yes, it was a very enjoyable Christmas, despite what Mother Nature threw at us. All that snow looks beautiful, especially with the holiday lights illuminating it. But shoveling it and driving through it wasn’t much fun. I even had to clear part of our roof on Dec. 27. The wind had piled the white stuff a metre and a half deep on one part of the roof at the back of our house. Combined with what was already there the snow load was ridiculous. So off it came. Before shoveling the roof I received conflicting views on whether it was necessary? But I prefer not to take chances with something like the roof over our heads. I slept a little easier

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League while Gonu was acquired in a pre-holiday trade with division rival Kemptville 73’s, the last place side in the league overall. The team they are chasing for top spot in the Robinson Division, the Smiths Falls Bears, dropped two of three games in the final week prior to Dec. 25. They were blown out by the Stallions at Kanata Dec. 18, 7-1, and dropped a 5-3 decision to now league-leading Ottawa Jr. Senators on Dec. 22. They rode the hot hand of goalie Patrick Martin in a 4-1 win over Nepean Raiders Dec. 21. Martin made 45 stops and earned first-star honours in the

victory. Showcase competitive As for the recent Holiday Showcase, it was one of the most competitive events ever staged by the league. Ten of the 12 teams played two regular season contests between Friday afternoon Dec. 21 and Sunday night Dec. 23. Two clubs, Ottawa Junior Senators and Hawkesbury Hawks, had an even busier time during the annual extravaganza. They faced off in a make-up game Sunday, their third outing in as many days. Hawks surprised the league leading Sens 5-3, halting Ottawa’s win streak at 12. Underlining the competi-

tive nature of the league this season, eight of 13 showcase games were decided by one goal while three featured two goals differentials. Kevin Abrams, the CCHL’s president and chief operating officer, was very satisfied with the Holiday Showcase. “Despite the weather chal-

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Dementia Connection ences, Alzheimer Society of Canada We can help Our Mission: The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County exists to help alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and to promote the search for the cause and cure. Living with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia can be confusing and overwhelming. You do not have to face this diagnosis alone. If you have questions, we will help find answers. If you need support, we offer individual or group support. If you want to learn more about the disease, we offer education workshops and seminars for caregivers, families and health care providers. If you want a day of respite, we offer Adult Day Programs in Perth, Smiths Falls, Lanark and Carleton Place. We Need Your Help According to a new study

commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the number of Canadians living with cognitive impairment, including dementia, now stands at 747,000 and will double to 1.4 million by 2031. With the increased need for our services comes the increased need for funding. Our Society receives partial funding from the government and we rely on fundraising efforts and donations to make up the 30% difference. Ways to Give Legacy of Life – Personal & Estate Giving is a means in which you can support an organization that has made a significant difference in your life or the lives of others. Fundraising Events – Attend or donate to our fundraising events. Events coming up in the New Year; • Walk for Memories in Smiths Falls January 19, 2013, • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on April 20, 2013 at

the Perth Civitan. • Golf for the Memories on August 19, 2013 at the Perth Golf Course and, • Coffee Break at various locations throughout Lanark County in September. We are currently planning events in Almonte and Carleton Place including a Walk for Memories in May, so watch the newspaper or our website; for more information. Host an Event in support of our Society - The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will be hosting a breakfast on our behalf on April 20, 2013. Air Miles – Collect Air Miles on behalf our Society. Stop by and pick up a card or we can mail one to you. Memoriam Donations Many families request that relatives and friends make an In Memoriam donation when they lose a loved one. It’s a meaningful way to express sympathy to the bereaved family. Monthly Donations - Set up a monthly donation through direct deposit, online at Canada Helps, post-dated cheques or by Credit Card. You determine an amount you are com-

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fortable with. General Donation – Make a gift of any size at any time. We can discuss donor recognition plans based on your gift. Monetary and In Kind gifts, with the exception of gift certificates are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. If you are interested in helping the Alzheimer Society with our fundraising efforts, please consider making a donation online at Canada Helps, by mail to 115 Christie Lake Rd. Perth, ON K7H 3C6 or by calling our office 613-2264-0307 or toll free at 1-800-511-1911. Your support makes a big difference in


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EMC News - For some people, the Alzheimer diagnosis is a shock. For others, there may be an initial sense of relief at finally being able to put a name to their symptoms. Whatever your immediate response to the diagnosis, over time, you will find yourself experiencing a variety of emotions. Denial: “Sometimes I think they made a mistake, I don’t have Alzheimer disease. I’m still functioning.� Anger: “It angers me that I can’t pull myself up.� Frustration: “I start talking to people, then I forget what I’m talking about; it blocks me.� Depression: “It’s all black.� Loneliness: “You are not in the circle but on the outside.� Acceptance: “I take it as it comes at this stage of the game.� Hope: “You have to fight. Hang on. One of these days they will find a cure.� Experiencing this range of emotions is a normal reaction. Each person responds to these changes in his or her own way. - From Shared Experi-


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Ontario losing millions in tobacco tax each year to contraband on reserves freedom-of-information request (FOI). The CAS is a formula that dictates how much unmarked tobacco can be officially sold in reserve ‘smoke shacks,’ tax-free to Status Indians. According to calculations done by the CTF, every smoker over the age of 15 on reserve would have to smoke 70 cigarettes per day, every day, in order for Status Indians on Ontario reserves to have legally purchased every single cigarette legally provided to smoke shacks through the allocation system.

“There are only two logical explanations here,” said Gregory Thomas, CTF federal and Ontario director. “Either we’re looking at some sort of unprecedented smoking epidemic on Ontario reserves, with every smoker puffing three packs a day or most of the taxfree tobacco is being sold at cut rates illegally to people who are not Status Indians.” With one half of one per cent of Ontario’s population, Ontario reserves account for six per cent

of the province’s official tobacco consumption, just through the allocation system. That does not count the sale of other contraband cigarettes, such as plastic bags of unmarked cigarettes. The CTF is recommending the Ontario government cut in half the allocation formula for providing tax-free cigarettes to smoke shacks, negotiate a tax-sharing agreement with the bands, review current tobacco tax levels and implement a cigar allocation system. According to the docu-

ments obtained through FOI, on-reserve smokers would have to be consuming 1,079 cigars a year, for all cigar sales to be legal. Ontario, Nunavut and the Yukon Territory are the only jurisdictions in Canada not to have a cigar allocation system for reserve smoke shacks. “You don’t find everyone on reserve with a stogie in their mouth, telling you it’s their third of the day,” continued Thomas. “It’s clear the vast majority of cigars are being sold tax-free to people who are not Status Indians.”

“Tobacco taxes should apply to all Canadians equally. We need to fix a system that feeds a black market that supports criminal activity,” continued Thomas. “With the federal and Ontario governments both running multi-year, multi-billion deficits, they can no longer turn a blind eye to the millions in lost tax revenue they should be collecting.” Submitted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.


EMC News – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a new report earlier this month showing that together the provincial and federal government are losing upwards of $1.1 billion annually in tobacco tax revenues due to contraband tobacco sales in Ontario alone. The report also examines the Ontario government’s Cigarette Allocation System (CAS) for on-reserve ‘smoke shacks.’ New data on the CAS has been obtained by the CTF from the Ministry of Finance through a

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Duck is a lean and flavourful meat choice EMC lifestyle - Duck isn’t just for special occasions, nor is it difficult to prepare, so look for Ontario raised duck in you grocery store and give this great recipe a try. Duck is readily available at butchers and some grocery

stores; it is a lean and flavourful meat choice. Quick and easy to cook, it makes weeknight meals or special dinners simple to get on the table. Preparation Time: 10 minutes plus one hour marinating time

Cooking Time: 20 minutes Servings: two Ingredients ¡ 1/2 cup (125 mL) sodium reduced chicken broth ¡ 3 tbsp (45 mL) rice wine, mirin or white wine

¡ 3 tbsp (45 mL) sodium reduced soy sauce ¡ 2 tbsp (25 mL) seasoned rice vinegar ¡ 1 tbsp (25 mL) minced ginger ¡ 2 fresh cloves garlic, minced

¡ 1 fresh Ontario duck breast ¡ 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil ¡ 3 cups (750 mL) chopped bok choy, rapini or swiss chard ¡ 2 cups (500 mL) chopped

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low bowl and reserve remaining marinade. Score duck breast skin crosswise, then lengthwise to form a cross-hatch. Place duck breast in shallow bowl and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to four hours.

Preparation In shallow dish, whisk together broth, mirin, two tbsp (25 mL) of the soy sauce, vinegar and half each of the ginger and garlic. Pour one third of a cup (75 mL) of the marinade into shal-

In ovenproof skillet, heat half of the oil over high heat and sear duck breast skin side down until golden brown and crisp. Turn duck breast over and place skillet in 425°F (220°C) oven for about five minutes or until thermometer reaches

155°F (68°C). Set aside. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium high heat and sautÊ bok choy, cabbage, mushrooms, pepper and remaining ginger and garlic for two minutes. Add reserved marinade and

cook, stirring occasionally for about five minutes or until tender crisp. Whisk together cornstarch and onetbsp (25 mL) soy sauce and stir into vegetables. Cook, stirring for one minute or until sauce is thickened.

Divide among two plates. Thinly slice duck breast and place over top vegetable mixture to serve. Information provided by Foodland Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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key to most AWD systems is a unit called a viscous coupler. This device is located on the driveshaft going to the rear axle, or built onto the transmission, or on the rear axle itself on a primarily front-wheel drive vehicle and as its name suggests it connects or couples the front and rear axles so that in very poor traction conditions they both power the wheels. On dry roads with good traction the coupler is disengaged providing no traction to the rear wheels, but when the going gets slippery, the shaft leading into the coupler from the vehicle’s transmission will spin relatively faster than the wheels. This will heat up a special liquid inside the coupler causing it to expand and lock the unit’s internal clutches together transferring power to the rear wheels. With late model vehicles that use this system, an on-board computer will constantly monitor the AWD system and if any preset threshold relating to the risk of overheating or otherwise damaging the system is exceeded, the AWD will be shut down and a warning light will appear on the instrument panel. For vehicles without AWD but with any type of traction control, a similar failsafe system exists that has a similar effect to temporarily shut down the system to give it a chance to cool off so to speak. The key to avoid AWD system shut-downs and possibly a trip to your local service provider to check out your dash warning light(s) is speed (or rather the lack of it). When faced with a foot or two of thick white stuff covering your driveway or residential street, take it easy. Plowing

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Can you hit the bull’s-eye with Dodge’s Dart? EMC Lifestyle - The vehicles I road-test for these reviews (yes it’s a tough job, but I’m willing to make sacrifices) come from two main sources: press fleets owned by the Canadian head offices of the manufacturers and local dealerships. If you are interested in learning more about any of these vehicles, check out the manufacturers’ websites or better yet, call your local dealership and speak to one of their knowledgeable staff. It’s the ultimate in interactive information gathering. The 2013 Dodge Dart I enjoyed for this review came from the press fleet of Chrysler Canada LLC. The Canadian compact car market is a very populated and crowded place with most carmakers putting a major percentage of their resources to the job of getting feet through the showroom door and to this end they always shine their biggest spotlight on their compact offerings. Consumers can be excused if all this hype has dulled their senses and tested their attention span to the point where almost every manufacturer’s compact seems the same. Chrysler LLC has shattered this still pond of complacency


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styling (Italians really did write the book on rolling art), the next impression that Dart brings is one of substance. A lot of entries in this class have gotten obvious in their attempts to cut costs and reduce weight and some have sacrificed a lot of body quality in the process. Dart represents a major departure from this trend with an extremely high fit and finish quality inside and out. Doors closed with a very unusual-for-this-class thud and the interior refinements in the Dart are hard to find in vehicles costing thousands more. However the Dart takes more than a first glance and bum-in-seat tryout to discover and appreciate all of its design features and executions. The seats are the most supportive in this class and the controls and instrument layouts make for tireless drives. On the road the Dart is surefooted and quiet. The 1.4 L turbo-charged engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission makes for confident highway maneuvers and great fuel economy. In keeping with its European heritage (the Dart however is built in Belvidere, Illinois) the exhaust has

a throaty edge to it, but not loud enough to be annoying to you or your neighbours. The multi-link rear suspension and front strut system bring one of the best balances between a solid no-body-roll ride and a frost-heaved road smoother I’ve experienced. Rattles and vibrations were nonexistent and all the varied roads I took felt like glass. The Dart has brought a new view on responsible technology to their interiors with available instrument clusters that can be customized at the touch of a button to provide all the details any driver would want or need without the bothersome distractions of hi-tech for hi-tech’s sake. Their optional 8.4” touchscreen radios mean no finger fumbling when changing a ra-

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It was one of those rare films where story, cast, effects, and direction all come together in perfect harmony. In terms of sheer dramatic power Lincoln was a masterpiece of filmmaking. Its cast was remarkable, and the story unfolded with passion and intensity while bearing the immense weight of history. So ends another year. Here’s to another one filled with spectacle, drama, and hopefully substance. Happy New Year.


EMC Entertainment - As I look back on the year in film there have been a lot of superheroes, quite a few spies, some vampires, some zombies, and even an alien or two. There’s been spectacle, there have been explosions and even been a bit of history. Ted was not my favourite film. I know it has its fans, but just because it’s a talking teddy bear telling them, it still doesn’t make used ‘Family Guy’ jokes funny. Dark Shadows, 21 Jump Street and Battleship were all colossal wastes of time. Yet as bad as they were they weren’t as bad as Red Dawn. Then there were the films that were bad but still fun to watch. These are those unique films that despite being awful are still entertaining. They’re our guilty pleasures and there were a few. Films like Lock Out, Goon, Dredd, and Underworld 3 all fit the bill. However the best of the worst had to be Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. Whether it was intentional or not this sequel was hysterical. This brings us to the best of the year. In narrowing down my list I found it difficult to say one film was better than another.

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In Ottawa, Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the age of 91 years young. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Buster (Delores), Wayne and Debbie (Russell). Cherished grandmother of Sabrina, Kelsey and Dylan, Isabel and John-Erik and their families. A family service will be held at Prestonvale Cemetery in the Spring. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kelly Funeral Home -Carling Chapel 613-828-2313.

RCAF Flying Officer Pilot - 436 Squadron January 18, 1925 December 25, 2012 Russ Moyer of Smiths Falls, ON passed away on December 25, 2012. He was born and raised in North Bay, ON and was the son of the late Glenarvin Ray Moyer and Alice May Brett. He was predeceased by wife Irene Marvin Hawley, Brother William (RCAF World War II), Sister Elizabeth, and his daughter Donna Nesbitt (Douglas) of Perth. Dear husband of Dianne Joan Goulden also of Smiths Falls, he also will be missed by his remaining children Deborah Lawson (Rhett) of Knowlton, PQ, Denise Miall (Greg) of Frankville, ON and Ray Moyer (Linda) of Carleton Place. He was a wonderful Papa to Keri-Lynn and Kenneth Nesbitt, Jamie and Holly Lawson, Jillian and Russell (Sara) Miall and Mackenzie and Candace Moyer. We also was the great grandfather of Stephanie and Jessica Lamshoeft and Ethan Grenier. Russ served his country during the Korean Crisis and the UN Crisis as a Peace Keeper. Funeral Services will be held at a later date in North Bay at the Trinity United Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation or the North Bay General Hospital. A “Celebration” of Russ’ life will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Colonel By Apartments at 40 Pearl Street, Smiths Falls for family and friends. Visit a Book of Memories at www. JUDSON FUNERAL HOME 613-924-2626



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Peacefully at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (Smiths Falls Site) Monday December 24, 2012. Brian Gordon of RR # 2, Portland, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Leona Dalrymple. Dear father of Connie (Brent) Foster of Chantry, Kelly Clarke (Ed) of Perth and Kevin (Nancy) Gordon of Athens. Dear brother of David (Monique) Gordon of Osgoode, George (Shirley) Gordon of Toronto, Maxine (Richard) Hutt and Norman Avery (Wendy) of Brockville. Fondly remembered by grandchildren; Jennifer, Chris and Sarah as well as great-grandson, Jacob. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Memorial donations by cheque only). Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street Elgin - 613-359-5555 or at Burial, Cremation and Pre-Arrangement Centre.

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Margaret Sarah Helena (Bell) Hunter

Entered into rest in hospital in Perth on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Marion Dodds. He was the son of the late Isabella (Ashby) and John C. Mather and brother of Gordon (Jean) of Toronto and the late John (Ivey) and Evelyn (Ernie) Miller. Dearly loved and respected father of Douglas (Nancy), Dennis (Mary Jo) and Brenda (Gary) Kirkham; proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Harry will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, all his family and friends. Also predeceased by his brothers-in-law Norman and Charles Dodds and sisters-in-law Viola (George) Allan and Myrtle (Percy) Lake. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, December 28th, 2012 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Balderson United Church on Saturday at 10:30 followed by a reception in the lower hall. Interment then took place in Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or Balderson United Church would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Harry C. Mather

Suddenly, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Friday, December 21, 2012 Roy Edward Bullis at the age of 77. Roy is predeceased by his parents Tony and Annie (nee Reid). Beloved husband of Marion Jean Bullis. Loved father of Rick (Gerry) Bullis, Terry (Linda) Bullis, David Bullis, Cindy (Paul) McEwen and the late William Danny Bullis. Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Tracy, Tony, Mike and Chase Bullis; Spencer and Mitchel McEwen and Brandon Bullis; and his great-grandchildren Alivia and Landon Bullis. Brotherin-law of Lois (the late Jim) Kelford, Wayne McGonegal, Ted (Lyla) McGonegal and Bill (Irene) McGonegal. Predeceased by his half sister Fran Read and half brothers Allen (Martha) Read and Lawrence Bullis. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Roy Bullis better known as “The Bicycle Man” repaired and sold bicycles all his life. He donated many over the years to service clubs, community organizations and repaired and gave bicycles to many underprivileged children and families in our community. Private family services will be held. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


Margaret (Nee Carruthers)

Entered into rest at Broadview Nursing Centre Smiths Falls on Thursday December 20, 2012 Margaret Hunter in her 93rd year, only daughter of the late Ernest and Annie (MacTavish) Bell of the 8th concession of Bathurst and beloved wife of the late John Kenneth Hunter. Loved mother of Margaret Kelk (Bob Benson) of Portland, John (Karen) of Gouverneur N.Y., Ruth (Andy) Armstrong of Smiths Falls, Rev. Marjorie (Darrell) Smith of Parry Sound, George (Anita) of South Elmsley, and Kenneth of Montague. Cherished grandmother of Susan (Jonathan) Puddy, Hugh Chant (Bobbie-Dawn), John, Peter (Kathryn), Rachel Hunter, Sarah (Denam) Perera, Sharon and David (Samantha) Armstrong, Glenn Hanson, John Worthen, Erica (Steve) Ingleby, Everett and Eldon Hunter, Kelsey and Kaelyn Hunter. Great grandmother of David and Caitlyn Puddy, Andrew and Matthew Chant, Jay and Margaret Hunter, Stella and Declan Armstrong, and Zoe Ingleby. Sister of Stewart (Bernice) Bell. Sister-in- law of Jean Bell, Doreen Bell and Lois Hunter. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by brothers Chris (Marion), George, Archie, and Miner (Helen) Bell. Also predeceased by brothers- in- law Gordon (Gertrude) and Donald Hunter. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home Smiths Falls from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday December 27. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Friday December 28 at 1 p.m. Interment: Maple Vale Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Peacefully, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, December 24, 2012 with his family by his side, Lawrence Allen Coates died at the age of 74. Born on October 31, 1938 in Rear of Yonge Twp., Leeds County he was the son of the late Charles and Laureen (Watts) Coates of Maitland. Beloved husband and best friend of Dianne (Trew) Coates. Loved and respected father of Ray of Burlington and Randy (Lynda) of Smiths Falls. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Ioana and Maria of Burlington and Nicolas and Victoria of Smiths Falls. Dear brother of Ernest (Betty) of Athens, John (the late Patricia) of Gananoque and Sheridan (Susan) of Brockville. Predeceased by his sister June (Stewart) Burnett of Brockville. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends and neighbours. Lawrence was raised in the Athens area and started in the road construction industry. He was the Roads Superintendent for the last 29 years of his employment with the Township of Montague and a founding member of the Montague Volunteer Fire Department. After retirement, he farmed beef cattle and enjoyed the outdoor life; cutting wood, working with machinery in his workshop and restoring old tractors. A hard working individual who enjoyed some travel and most importantly spending time with family. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff of the Ottawa General Hospital and the local CCAC and Bayshore Home Health for their excellent care and support given to Lawrence. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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MONKMAN John Lloyd 1943-2012 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, John Lloyd Monkman. If anyone marched to the beat of his own drum, it was Monk. A lover of all things natural, he was a hunter, a beagler and an engineer with the passion and aptitude to create almost anything by hand. He was a true maverick. Monk was the “straightest shooter” in the room and unapologetically spoke the truth. His frank, often acerbic wit and sense of humor pulled people towards him and fostered lifelong friendships too numerous to mention. His strong character belied his youthful soul and an optimistic gentleness that also drew the attention of youth, most especially the adoration of his grandson, who worshipped his beloved, mythical “Bumpa”, like only a true motorhead would. All of his family and friends have witnessed an outpouring of support that truly attests to the reach, impact and influence that he had on this earth. Our very own legend, right to the very end, we love you 16 tons Dad.

Smith Ronald B. Smith

Retired Employee of Westons Bakery. Passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Ronald Basil Smith at the age of 78. Predeceased by his beloved wife Noreen (LeClair) as well as his parents Ernie and Ada (Pollard). Loving and devoted father of Patricia, Susan (Derek), Ronald (Sheila), James (Sara) Smith and Nancy (Guy) Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Lindsay and Kelsey Murphy, Morgan and Zachary Smith and Joshua and Lucas Maveety. Ron is survived by his brothers Jack (late Shirley), Richard (late Florence), Roland (Gert), Roy, Roger (Bonnie) and Randall (Linda) Smith; his sisters Dorothy (Bill) Fleury, Linda (Bob) Mitchell, Faye (Bruce) Harkness, and Deborah Emmons; as well as his sisters-in-law Loretta Devlin and Dorothy LeClair. Ron is predeceased by his sister Marlene and her husband Gerald McLean. Ron will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family and so many neighbourhood friends especially his faithful companion Barney. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls at 11 o’clock. Interment followed at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Building Fund; or given Ron’s hours of volunteer work throughout the community, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Lancaster, Hazel (nee Horton) January 4, 1919 – December 21, 2012 Hazel went home to be with The Lord to join her husband Raymond Lancaster (1967). She has been such a blessing to her children Stephen (Ruth), Annie (Dave Hick), Tim (Cheryl), Lynn (1995) (Alvin Herron) and Pat (Reg Blair), sister Doris Keyes, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thank you to the Almonte Country Haven nurses and staff for all their loving kindness now and over the years. You are more than just a long term care facility. At Hazel’s request, there will be no funeral service. Donations to the Almonte Country Haven Life Enrichment, 333 Country St., Almonte ON, K0A 1A0, would be appreciated by the family.


Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 Verna J. (Griffith) at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her parents Hannah (Barnes) and Fred Griffith and in 1986 by her beloved husband James L. Rathwell. Dearly loved mother of George (Sally) Rathwell and grandmother of Jim Rathwell and Judy McKinnon; great grandmother of Massey and Mekalah, Drew and Owen. Dear sister of Russell Griffith and the late Mabel Dosemagen and Margaret Morrison; she will be sadly missed by her friends at Lanark Lodge, her nieces, nephews and all her family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 from 12 noon until 4:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Monday at 10:30 A.M. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

COURVILLE, Jacques Andre - Passed away at the BGH on Saturday December 8, 2012 at the age of 68 with his second wife Aida by his side. Jacques, beloved husband of the late Carol Crooke, will be lovingly remembered by his four sons and their families, James, Andre, Kevin and Jason. Jacques was born March 16, 1944 to Norbert and Simone Courville and was a brother to nine siblings Giselle, Gilles, Denise, Pierrette, Lise, Monique, Rita, Jean Pierre and Suzanne. Jacques leaves his brother-inlaw Mark, but is rejoined with Carol, his and her parents, some of his siblings who passed before him as well as brother and sister-in-laws Larry and Colleen. Jacques will be remembered by a very proud and large family, including grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation took place, and on Saturday December 15 family and friends were received at Kelly Funeral Home in Kanata. Many thanks to those who attended with short notice. Bless you Dad and say “Bonjour” to Mom for us.


Steven Leslie At the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Friday December 21st, 2012. Steven Darling age 60 years of Smiths Falls. Beloved husband of Debbie Crawford. Dear son of Pearl Darling (nee Lawson) and the late Garnet Darling. Loving father of Darcy Ruddoc (Bonnie) and proud grandfather of Stephanie and Amber Ruddoc. Also survived by one sister, Linda Brown (Wayne) of RR 3 Lyn, and one sister-in-law, Laurie Darling of Mallorytown. Predeceased by a brother, Larry Darling of Athens. Steven will be sadly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with Steven’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Celebration of his life will be held at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club at a later date. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at www. JUDSON FUNERAL HOME 613-924-2626


CECI Geraldine Marion; Passed away peacefully on Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Smiths Falls Hospital in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Michael Ceci. Loving Mother to Michael John Ceci (Pat Ellis), Garfield Anthony (predeceased), Marie Frank, and Phyllis Hoyle (Dennis).Loving Grandmother of Debbie, Dougie, Cathy, Billy, Tammy, Heather, Angie, Geraldine and Michael John Jr. (Predeceased). Geraldine has left behind 15 wonderful great grandchildren. She is survived by her Brother Bernard and Sister Maureen Tripp. Geraldine now joins her brothers Ronald, and George, and sisters Belva, Violet, Joan and Beverly. The family would like to thank Tammy Duffy for her many years of friendship and support, as well as, Dr. Muldowney for her wonderful care and attention.Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 2-5 PM. A Funeral service was held on Friday December 28, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church at 11 AM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Smiths Falls Community Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences are available at

Barr Margaret F. Barr

Peacefully at the Broadview Nursing Centre, Smiths Falls on Saturday December 22nd, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Myrtle (Blackburn) and Alec Yuill, her sisters Christine Yuill and Isobel Burrard and her dear husband Alexander “Allie” Barr. She was the cherished mother of Elaine (Bob) Cameron and Gary (Vivian) Barr. Margaret will be sadly missed by grandchildren Lynne and Donna Cameron and Christine and Carolyn Barr, great grandchildren Scott and Jacob Rhaines and Seth Bilodeau, her family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth on Thursday December 27th, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Friday at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment, Hopetown Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions the Hopetown Trinity United Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Purcell, Dorothy Arlene “Darcie” January 29, 1937 - December 21, 2012 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Friday December 21, 2012 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her husband Rodney. Darcie will be buried with her husband at St. Anne’s Cemetery, in Richmond QC. For those who wish, a donation to L.A.W.S. or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Passed peacefully with family by her side on Monday December 24, 2012 at Ottawa General Hospital in her 81st year. Beloved wife of George Anthony Trafford. Loving Mother to Laura (Tom Hunter) of Smiths Falls, Robert (Sue) of Smiths Falls, Dan (Rose predeceased) of Kingston, Rosemary (Paul Bell) of Kemptville, Carl (Terry-Lynn) of Addison, Brenda (Jeff Woodhouse) of Perth, and Chris (Heather) of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by her Daughters Bonnie Trafford (nee Dowdall), Shirley Marie Trafford and by her Great granddaughter Baby Paige. Bonita will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Lannin Funeral Home from 1 o’clock until the time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at



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Ken McLean

July 7, 1957 – Jan. 7, 2003 Ten Years have Passed… Since I gave you one last kiss and told you that I loved you, Since I watched you drive out of the laneway one last time, Since I called you and you told me that you loved me, Since deep in my heart and soul, I knew I wouldn’t find you waiting at home, Since I felt like breath had been knocked out of me forever. Since my world suddenly came crashing down, Never to return to “normal.” Since you were frozen in time, along with all your hopes and dreams. Since I had to leave you in a quiet cemetery, Near your childhood home. Wherever you are, Ken, I hope that you are having the greatest adventure you could’ve ever imagined, with all the love, peace, and warmth that you truly deserve. I will never, ever stop loving or missing you. Held tightly in my heart, Love Sandra xoxo PS. Please keep sending the dimes…


John Williams John William Sawers, died peacefully from Parkinson’s Disease at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, Toronto, on December 26, 2012, at the age of 90. Survived by his loving wife, Marion (nee Ritchie), daughters Marilyn (Rod Redmond) and Janelle Withers (Ferris Virani), granddaughters Wendy Mullins, Yasmin and Tasha Virani. Great-grandfather to Rebecca and Cole, step-great-grandfather to Andrew. Predeceased by grandson, Ryan Redmond. John served with the Armed Forces 28 ½ years, serving in WWII in Iceland with the Cameron Highlanders and then in England. He was transferred to The Canadian Intelligence Corps in 1944, and saw service in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Leaving the forces in 1967, he worked with the National Research Council producing various building codes, and then with Central Mortgage and Housing Corp., Engineering Div., and Technology Research Div. At age 60, he and Marion retired to a farm in the Smiths Falls area. John was a prolific writer who produced many papers on Intelligence, Building Construction and his favorite subject- Antiques. At his request, there will be no funeral service at this time. A private service will be held at a later date.

Love Mom Hailey Dawn, Richard, Kyle and Nick

EVOY, Jean- In loving memory of my dear Mother who passed away December 26, 1996. Not a day goes by that my thoughts aren’t with you. Sadly missed but never forgotten, Your Son Archie.

JANUARY of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

2009 - Grace, Henry Lawrence “Harry” 6th 1999 - Bradley, Mary Theresa 2003 - Brown, Mary Rita 2004 - Shillinglaw, James Nolan 2005 - Galway, Barbara Lynn 2006 - Manarey, Phyllis Doreen 2009 - Barrie, Jesse William 2009 - McClymont, Jeffrey Hugh 7th 1981 - Carter, Katie 1990 - Martin, Maurice 8th 1975 - MacInnes, Kenneth Alexander 1994 - Toop, Beatrice Ellen 1996 - Edmonds, Elizabeth Ena 1998 - Southwell, Elva Marie 2006 - Whitney, Dr. Patricia Mary 2009 - McLaughlin, Nellie 2011 - McDowall, Evelyn Pauline 9th 1975 - Metcalfe, Jessie Bowes 1995 - Carry, Minnie Bell 2011 - McKay, James William Leonard

PYNDUS - In loving memory of our dear father, “John” who passed away December 28, 1959 and our dear sister “Mary” on January 16, 1978. We often think of days gone by When we were all together, A shadow o’er our lives has cast, Our loved ones gone forever. Love Kay & Jennie ROTHWELL, Gerry - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away January 6, 2010. Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts you are always there. The Family Eleanor, Lori, Steven and Scott

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EXT. CAB 4X4 Z71, loaded, grey $17,995 2007 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr., auto, air, 28,000 km, red $7,995 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4dr, 5spd, air, Only 66,000km grey $7,995 2005 BUICK ALURE CX 4dr., loaded, red $7,995 2004 GMC SIERRA NEVADA EDITION, loaded, white $10,995 2003 MERCURY MARQUIS, loaded, grey $5,995 2003 BUICK LESABRE LTD loaded, leather, maroon $6,995 2003 CHEV SILVERADO Reg Cab, Short Box 4x4, blue/pewter $12,500 2002 VW BEETLE Auto, loaded. 101,000 km, grey z2002 GMC SIERRA $7,995 1995 GMC SIERA Reg Cab 350, V8, 4x4, only 136,000 kms. AS IS


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3rd 1973 - Duffy, Edna 1976 - Sewell, George Kemp 1988 - Houston, George Bigg 1988 - McKenzie, Baby Heather Robertson 2001 - Petosa, Carmine 2002 - Kilburn, Eleanor Lorraine 2009 - Cadeau, Dolores Marie 2012 - Burke, Kathleen Frances “Kay” 4th 1980 - Headrick, Grace 1981 - Majaury, Margaret Mary 1986 - Blair, Andrew 1993 - Kellough, Laura Bernice 1994 - MacDonald, Douglas Murray 2004 - McGregor, Vera P. 2006 - Harrison, Joan Doreen 2009 - Houston, Ruth Norma 5th 1980 - Leishman, Maude E. 1986 - Vetter, Sean Francis Hennessey 1987 - Harper, Maria Helena 1994 - McAuliffe, Rose Easter 1998 - Watson, Bert Garland

In loving memory of our dear daughter Sherri, This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, We shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen and unheard But always near, So loved so missed And so very dear.

2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $12,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, BLUE $9,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $8,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $8,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $9,995 2007 GMC SIERRA EXT. CAB 4x4, loaded, brown $17,995 2007 NISAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $9,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT

Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st.


“WE REMEMBER” Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way

COE, Sherri Lynn Dec. 28, 2002

LEACH, Charlie - In loving memory of my brother, Charlie, who quietly left us December 29, 2003. It was late in the Christmas Season I stood by an open grave And watched them leave my loved one I would have given anything to save. But I know my thoughts couldn’t wake That soul in its silent play So I laid my heart beside him And silently walked away. Sadly missed and always loved by his sister Mildred (Mid)



FERGUSON - In loving memory of Phyllis, wife, mother, grandmother, who passed away January 3, 2004. I once had something special, That money couldn’t buy, I had a very special wife, Who had to say good-bye. You suffered much in silence, Your spirits did not bend, You faced your pain with courage, Until the very end. Our memories and photos, Are all I have to touch, Of a very special wife, Whom I love and miss so much. And when I feel so lonely, And tears will fill my eyes, I think of you at peace, And know I shouldn’t cry. So I try to hide my heartache, As you would want me to, And when I cry my tears alone, Nobody hears but you. Howard, Kenneth, Cathryn, Douglas, and grandchildren, Shawn, Ashleigh and Jonathon.

LaBELLE, Tony In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away January 8, 2005. Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Love Andi, Alex and Hunter

All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634.


DORMAN, Elizabeth (Betty) July 13, 1929 - January 1, 2003 Sleep on, dear good mother, it has been long years Since you left our hearts filled with sadness and tears; Yours was a heart that was blithesome and gay, Scattering sunshine all along the way; You know how we loved you and yes, love you yet, Though God took you from us we cannot forget. Lovingly remembered, Bev and Dan Jim and Ruby and families

BURNS - In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, David Burns, who passed away, January 8, 2012. I’ve lost my life’s companion A life linked with my own, And day by day I miss him more, As I walk through life alone. But looking back with memories Upon the path we trod, I bless the years I shared with him And leave the rest with God. Deeply loved and missed forever Linda Bill, Penny and family Mark, Lisa and family

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Helen McLENAGHAN (Gould) February 27, 1917 - December 25, 1994 We take comfort knowing that you are not alone You have joined your lifelong beloved one Joined by Bill a few short years ago And waiting for the rest to follow some day You struggled and strived to do your best All of your life selflessly devoted To children, church and helping one and all You taught us so much and left much more We pray in memory of your deeds of life. Love from all your family

W.C. (Chic) McLENAGHAN July 12, 1909 - December 7, 1985 Our memories still linger on Though so many years you have been gone Your face, your smile still fresh in our minds You meant so much to those you left behind May you rest in peace knowing you did so well As husband and father you did best to look out for all of us before your final sleep. Love from all your family

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Investor will pay cash for well managed income property or apartment house in Kingston. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.


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1991 Polaris 650 Indy. 4000 miles, new track plus twelve suspension plastic ski’s carbides. Heated grips and vision. Reliable sled. Asking $1,600. 613-272-2053.

St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030. You’ll be



TOM’S CUSTOM AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum siding painting. *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower that bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876

1500 sq. ft. area for rent, heat, hydro, water and washroom included $1,200/month. Located in the industrial park, 10 Walker Rd., Smiths Falls. 613-283-4422. Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455.

Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203.

Looking for commercial space in Carleton Place? A store, office space or industrial from 720-3000 sq. ft., 613-257-5711.

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Office space available, downtown Smiths Falls, starting at $100. Call 613-267-7841.


1 bed apt updated and cozy in private home with own entrance/driveway. Heated plus elec $650 613-250-0007.

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Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841.

2 bedroom newly renovated, bright, clean apt. Carleton Place. Appliances included. Quiet neighbourhood, free parking. Hydro extra. Close to amenities. A must see! 613-257-1566.

Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650.

Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779.

56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266. Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, available February 1. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650. Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Also 3 bedroom apartment, $875/month plus utilities. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer included. Both available Jan., 1st. Call 613-256-3202 Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached 2-storey home, good area, easy Ottawa access, powder room, patio, paved drive, no pets, $1,125/month plus, available now, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, 95 McDonald St., 3 bedroom, 2 storey, eatin kitchen, dining room, fireplace, garage, quiet neighbourhood. $1,250 mo. 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711.

Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. House for Rent in Perth. 2 storey, 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, natural gas f/a heat & on-demand water heater, c/w appliances. Contact 613-264-0002. Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232. Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, $575/month; 2 bedroom, $675/month. Fridge and stove included, hydro extra. Call 613-267-4831 after 5. Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002. Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor apartments, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth, 2 bedroom plus den. 5 appliances. Large eat-in kitchen. Parking. No pets. References. $975 plus utilities. Occupancy negotiable. 613-267-1392. Perth. 2+1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath house, on quiet street, in walking distance of schools and downtown. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Large deck, nice backyard, shed. Gas fireplace. $1,150/month plus utilities. No smokers. No students. 613-285-8159. Perth, large, bright, 2 bedroom apartment, ground floor. Fridge, stove and parking included. Patio door with walkout to hedged in area. $850 plus utilities. 613-264-0002.

Smiths Falls freshly renovated, heated, upper 2 bedroom. Large deck, yard and parking. $950/month. Available immediately. Call 613-283-5718. Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. Smiths Falls, Upper 2 bedroom apartment, heat included, $700/month + hydro. Available Feb 1st. Call 613-283-2933.

Carleton Place, semi-private room for elderly or mentally challenged people. For more information call Lisa 613-253-0853.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380. Sharbot Lake 2 bedroom home, 2 bathrooms, 1200 sq ft., built in 2004, secluded. Lake access. Backs on Crown Land. $1,000/month plus utilities. 613-791-0627. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls 2 bedroom apartment, available now. Utilities included, shared laundry, no pets, no smoking, references. 613-283-2735.

Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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LUXURY ADULT APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a couple of 1 bedroom units available, as well as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton


Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865.




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Notice to Creditors and Others All claims against the estate of the late, Gilbert Frederick Carleton of the Town of Mississippi Mills, in the County of Lanark, who died on the 2nd day of December 2012 must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustees on or before the 25th day of January, 2013, after which date the assets of the estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustees shall then have notice, and the Estate Trustees will not be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not then have notice. DATED at Prescott, Ontario this 27th day of December, 2012. Neil Carleton and Lee Carleton Estate Trustees by their Solicitor, Laushway Law Office 214 King St. W., P.O.Box 190 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0

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Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: or 1-800943-6002.

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(Max) 3 days/24 hours per week Responsibilities: answering phones, booking appointments, scanning, billing, clerical work, organization and assisting with patient care. Requirements: Medical Receptionist training and/or experience, computer skills, typing ability, flexible schedule, personal qualities consistent with working with patients in a small team environment. Experience with PS Suite Software an asset.

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Experience Full-Time Cook required at a busy local restaurant. Apply to Jamie at 613-624-2000. Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $11.00-$14.00/hr. (613)489-3993 or Guaranteed Paid Job teaching English Overseas. Great pay. No degree required -be certified in 5 days in Perth. 613-200-1524. Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Responsible person required to work in a group home in Carleton Place. Contact Lisa 613-253-0853.

Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers. Roger’s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.

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Referencing Competition #SUPP-12/13-054, send cover letter and resume in confidence to: St. Lawrence College – Human Resources, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6 or Email: Closing date: January 9, 2013 (4 p.m.).

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The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the role as a permanent part time Office Administrator. This individual must be a team player, possess strong organization skills, and is able to multi – task and work with the public. Experience working in a not-for-profit environment with a Board of Directors and knowledge of Carleton Place and area would be considered as definite assets.

With three campuses located along the beautiful St. Lawrence River in Southeastern Ontario, St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges. For more information, visit www.stlawrencecollege. ca. Further details regarding employment opportunities are available through the Employment Centre at our website.

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WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU BY JANUARY 11, 2013 Candidates are asked to submit their resume to: Red Cross Care Partners 15 Bates Dr. Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J8 E-MAIL: FAX – 613-253-4977 or 1-866-803-8384 We thank you for your interest , but only those applicants Considered for an interview will be contacted.

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As a team, you will both be responsible for customer service, cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package, including on-site accommodation, await you!


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Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twentyseven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135.

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The successful applicant will have signiďŹ cant construction industry estimating experience OR will be a graduate that possesses excellent numeracy and MS Excel skills that can be trained as a construction industry estimator. Permanent position at Perth location. Apply via email to Peter Ghinn

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Trillium Health Care Products Inc. (Brockville Plant) is a manufacturer of high quality health and beauty products. Our product lines include a number of recognized health care products to notable multi-national and domestic businesses in the North American marketplace. Our business has opportunities in the position of:

Laboratory Analyst I (one 12 month contract position available) PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: This successful candidate(s) will be responsible for performing analytical testing of raw materials and pharmaceutical ďŹ nished products using a variety of classical wet chemistry techniques, UV/ VIS, IR and AA instrumentation. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: UĂŠĂŠĂŠ °-V°Ê`i}Ă€iiĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠVÂ…iÂ“ÂˆĂƒĂŒĂ€ĂžĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠĂ€iÂ?>ĂŒi`ĂŠĂƒVˆi˜ViĂƒĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠ>ĂŠ ÂœÂ“Â“Ă•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ ÂœÂ?Â?i}iĂŠ ÂˆÂŤÂ?œ“>ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ Â…i“ˆV>Â?ĂŠ Technologist UĂŠĂŠ*Ă€ÂœĂ›iÂ˜ĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœwVˆi˜VĂžĂŠÂˆÂ˜\ĂŠ,>ĂœĂŠ>ĂŒiĂ€Âˆ>Â?ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠwÂ˜ÂˆĂƒÂ…i`ĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ`Ă•VĂŒĂŠVÂ…i“ˆV>Â?ʓiĂŒÂ…Âœ`Ăƒ]ĂŠĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ ÂŽÂ˜ÂœĂœÂ?i`}iĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠ]ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ Â…Ă€ÂœÂ“>ĂŒÂœ}Ă€>ÂŤÂ…Ăž]ĂŠ ]ĂŠ ÂˆĂƒĂƒÂœÂ?Ă•ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ* ĂŠĂŒiVÂ…Â˜ÂˆÂľĂ•iĂƒÂ° UĂŠĂŠ Ă?ViÂ?Â?iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂ€iVÂœĂ€`ĂŠÂŽiiÂŤÂˆÂ˜}]ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŒiÀiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜>Â?]ĂŠVÂœÂ“Â“Ă•Â˜ÂˆV>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜]ĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœLÂ?iÂ“ĂŠĂƒÂœÂ?Ă›ÂˆÂ˜}]ĂŠÂœĂ€}>Â˜ÂˆĂ˘>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜>Â?ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ computer skills are required.

Performance Printing is a commercial printing company located in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Performance has cold set web, sheetfed, bindery & lettershop equipment. We have casual positions available that may require shift work. The ideal candidate will have the ability to assist on various machines and be willing to learn and eventually operate the equipment. These individuals must be able to work in a team environment as well as on an individual basis. Interested candidates please respond to: Performance Printing 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls ON K7A 4T1

If you are a qualiďŹ ed for this position please forward your resume (by January 3, 2013) in conďŹ dence to:

Attn: Walter Dubas Fax (613) 283-7480 E-mail:

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Human Resources Trillium Health Care Products 2337 Parkedale Ave. Brockville, Ontario K6V 5W5

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• Replace or refinish doors, trim, baseboards and cabinetry – If possible, think about adding storage and be sure to update cabinet hardware • Accessorize – Recreate the spa experience at home by adding candles, high quality bath soaps and salts, plush towels, bathrobes and soft lighting To Abraham, “Remember, when it comes to square footage, bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house so you may be able to splurge on materials that you wouldn’t necessarily use to outfit a larger space. Talk to your Realtor about the types of bathroom features that appeal to potential buyers before undertaking any major upgrades.â€?

First time home buyers tips EMC Business – When it comes to life’s major milestones, buying your first home is one of the most significant rites of passage there is. But for firsttime home buyers, cobbling together the money for a down payment can be hugely challenging, especially when trying to piece together the funds necessary to put as much money down as possible. According to Ron Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, a combination of smart saving, careful budgeting and tapping into government incentives can help first time buyers get that down payment together and get into their first home faster. “Saving to make a down payment can be a major challenge for first time home buyers, but the benefits and long term opportunities of home ownership make the struggle well worth it. Remember, the more money that you are able to put down initially, the better; as this will cut into your long term mortgage costs.â€? TD Bank recommends putting 20 per cent down. While that may not be possible for all first time home buyers, Abraham advises trying to get as close to that number as you can, and offers these tips to help: • Cut back: Reducing your spending can be less painful than you think! If you can make a big cut, like trading in your car for the bus, that’s great, but even simple switches add up. A recent poll by Visa Canada found that 60

per cent of Canadians eat lunch out at least once a week and Ontarians eat out the most often, with 20 per cent going out for lunch three or more days per week. At an average cost of $8.80 per meal, eating out three times per week adds up to almost $20,000 after 10 years! • Organize your expenses: Make sure that you are keeping track of your monthly expenses so you can flag issues. Organize your spending into categories so you can see where your money is going – it may surprise you and motivate you to trade in your daily latte for a regular cup of joe. • Borrow from your RRSP under the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP): To provide first-time homebuyers with greater access to their RRSP savings to purchase or build a home, the Government of Canada has increased the Home Buyers’ Plan withdrawal limit to $25,000 from $20,000 per person for withdrawals made after January 27, 2009. • Apply the FirstTime Home Buyers’ (FTHB) Tax Credit: To assist first-time homebuyers with the costs associated with the purchase of a home, the Government of Canada introduced a $5,000 non-refundable income tax credit amount on a qualifying home acquired after January 27, 2009. For an eligible individual, the credit will provide up to $750 in federal tax relief starting in 2009. Submitted by the Ontario Real Estate Association.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, EMC, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: OR Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Almonte Baby Talk, Almonte Public Library, resumes Thursday, January 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 8, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and home-made desserts. Info: 613-2561894. Euchre at Holy Name of Mary School Gym on Patterson St. in Almonte. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and light lunch. Footcare Clinics, every 3 weeks, starts 9 a.m. Almonte Home Support, Community Room. Sponsor: Almonte/ Ramsay and District Home Support. 613-256-4700, to make appt. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, January 12, Cooper Street 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, General Diners Lunch, Tuesday, January 8, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Golden Oldies Lunch. Thursday, January 10, at the Mills office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Parkinsons Support Group meeting, Monday, January 7, 7-9 p.m. at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Call 613-2564700 to register. Winter Dance, Saturday, Jan. 12, Almonte Civitan Hall, 8-12 pm .Music by the Glen Silverson Band. Sponsor: Almonte Fair Board. Tickets in advance, Alyssa (613)256-6263, Glen (613)257-1467.

Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, January 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/ McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- 28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Carleton Place Baby Talk, CP Daycare Centre, (Resumes Wednesday, January 9), 1:30-3 p.m. Carleton Place Sunset Club meets every Wednesday, 1 p.m. Legion. Euchre, bid euchre, games, socializing. Third Wed. each monthshort general meeting, noon. Potluck lunch/games follows. 613-257-7483. Debtors Anonymous. If you are having problems with money or debt then we can help. 6:30 Tuesdays, St. James Hall, Bell and Edmund Street. 613-216-9008. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd

and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/ prizes. 613-253-6375. French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-2530008. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Thursday, 2-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit 2 Info: (613)257-2779 ext. 104. January Valley Singles lunch will be held at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place on Sunday, January 6, 12:30 p.m. Info: Fay 613-256-8117 or Johanna 613-432-7622. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Jan. 17.

BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Kemptville Pub, 200 Rideau St. (613)8634853. Kemptville Horticultural Society monthly meeting. Wednesday, January 16th, 7:30 PM, Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Rd. 43. New members and guests welcome. 613-2584645. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills. Pancake Breakfast, Sat. Jan. 5, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kemptville Snowmobile Clubhouse, 1505 O’Neil Road, Oxford Mills. Sponsored by Kemptville Snowmobile Klub.

Fitness Classes every Monday (except holidays). 9:30-10:30 a.m. North Lanark County Community Health Centre. 613-2592182. Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Walking group, every Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exercises/speaker after walk. Heather 613259-2182.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Good N’ Country, pork dinner 6 p.m., January 11. Legion. Legion General Meeting, all members requested to attend, January 8, 7 p.m.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, January 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613-267-4848, 613-267-6039. Are you trying to cope with a family member suffering from a mental illness? NAMI support group, every 4th Tuesday of the month. Info: 283-2170. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New members welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 2847038 or Lanark Lodge Birthday Party (last Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613267-4225. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday,10-11:30 a.m. St James Church. Info: (613)2572779. Perth Baby Talk, Perth Public Library, resumes Tuesday, January 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. January 11. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)283-8703. Rideau Trail Association- Sun. Jan. 13. Narrows Lock Rd. to Otty Lake Side Rd. Level 2, moderate pace 12 km. Meet 9 a.m., Conlon Farm. 613-267-5756. Rideau Trail Association- Sun. Jan. 5. Lally Homestead to Narrows Lock Rd. Level 2, moderate pace 12 km. Snowshoe or hike. Meet 9 a.m., Conlon Farm. 613-449-7459. The Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 244 Perth next meeting, January 10, 7 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meets Thursday evenings at Lanark Lodge. Info. Janet 613-264-9139. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613838-4777.

4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 4 hand euchre with lunch and prizes, every Friday, 7 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)2836240, (613)283-8482. 6 hand euchre with lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482,

(613)283-6240. Annual General Meeting of the Middleville Agricultural Society on Wednesday, January 16, 7 p.m. in Middleville United Church. Info: Audrey at 613-2545050. Barry Munro and the Moffatt Sisters, country/ gospel concert. St. George’s Church, Clayton, Sunday January 13, 2 PM. Light refreshments. Info 613-2569010. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)2836240, (613)283-8482. Canadian Tai Chi Academy, every Mon, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m., Rosedale Hall, Montague Twp. All welcome. (613)269-3944, Community Clothing Co-operative, Portland Community Hall. Open every Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday 1-3 p.m. CPHC formally VON foot care clinic, every 1st Thursday of the month. Westport Chiropractic Centre, 39 Bedford St., Westport. Appointments required. 613-342-3693, 1-800-4657646 ext. 243. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, January 4. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, January 18. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Euchre- every Monday afternoon. 1:30 p.m. South Elmsley Complex. Sponsor: Club 55. Lunch and prizes. Euchre, January 4. Lunch noon, Cards at 12:30 p.m. McDonald’s Corners Seniors Hall. Prizes. Everyone welcome. 613-278-2887. Forfar euchre every Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. Forfar Community Hall. Light lunch. Everyone welcome. Fun darts, start up Jan 6, Legion Br 542, Westport. 613-273-8890. Ham ‘N Jam, January 6th, 2-6 PM (Supper @ 5 PM) Clayton Community Hall. All musicians welcome! Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613359-1140. Karate and CardioKickboxing in Port Elmsley. Karate- Wednesday and Friday evenings. KickboxingThursday evenings. Visit www.portelmsley-karate. com or call 613-264-9063. Lanark County Archives 1920 Conc. 7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office). Open first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Info: 613-256-3130, (613)267-2232. New Horizon Club- Jan. 9. 2 p.m. Burrtits Rapids Community Hall. Film and Social Time. Refreshments. 613-269-2737.

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Quilting- every Wednesday. 1 and 7 p.m. McDonalds Corners Rd. Hall. 613278-2943. Rideau Snowmobile Club, Annual Breakfast, Sunday, January 13, Pierce’s Corners Hall. 8:30-11 a.m. Info: Wayne Avery 613-4893265 or Shane Poulter 613258-4767. Shuffleboard, Thurs. Jan. 3, 10:30 am, Watson’s Corners Hall. Brown bag lunch. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info 613-492-0291. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, January 12, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome.

Better than a Doctor, Better than a Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bingo- Fundraiser for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, January 5. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Breast Cancer Support Group meeting. First Tuesday each month. 7-9 p.m. Rideau Lakes Home & Community Support Services, 4 George St. S. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Duplicate bridge, every Monday night, Legion, 7 p.m.

EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- January 8, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Gambling Problem? There is help. Gamblers Anonymous, Tuesdays 7:309 p.m. 88 Cornelia St. 613567-3271. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls District Community Health Centre, 2 Gould St. Info: (613)2572779 ext. 104. “Let’s Pray” Prayer Line available, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.noon. (613)283-3485, (613)267-9780 evenings. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Hwy 29 (just past the mall). Walk-ins welcome. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:3011:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)2572779. Smiths Falls Baby Talk, Ontario Early Years Centre, Resumes, Monday, January 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Smiths Falls Magic Community- Magic: The Gathering recreational multi-player card games. Every Sat. night (rotating locations). 613283-8299. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613838-4777.

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In Brief Looking back Over the next two weeks, we’ll look back at some of the top news and sports stories of 2012. In this week’s issue, the first six months are featured.

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The Dads and Kids in the Kitchen program is in full swing starting this month at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth. This free program offers basic cooking skills, a meal shared with friends and quality time with the family with a focus on healthy food choices, communication and friendship. Jonathan Drummond is all smiles

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Laurel Smith is thrilled with Classic Theatre Festival’s nomination. — Page P4

in the kitchen beside his father Jeff. Also pictured are Jason Gibson and daughter Sadi, Jacob Greer and volunteer Christopher Stone. Drop by the food centre, 190 Gore St. Perth, Tuesdays starting Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Call Mike at 613-200-0045 for more information.

Mayor John Fenik reviews the year that was 2012 By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – So much done, so much left to do. That really could sum up the work done and left to be done at any number of departments at the Town of Perth, as council and staff looked back at the year that was and made plans for the future during a recent committee-of-thewhole report card night. For Perth Mayor John Fenik, the town’s arterial road project, which was given the green light by the county this year, was part of an ongoing plan to bring in new residential development to the area, when the bypass is in the works between 2025 and 2030.


“From day one, the bypass has been a goal of mine,’’ said Fenik. “Getting the county to step up was huge. I look forward to cutting the ribbon on that,’’ he said, before realizing that that happy day was likely 18 years away. “I may be pushing a cane, I may not be on council, but I want to be there,’’ said Fenik. He also pointed to the vote to disband the Perth Police Service and ask the OPP to patrol the town as a historic moment, as well as the ongoing strategic plan to 2022. “We’ve got a good blueprint to follow,” said Fenik. “I think Perth’s future is on a good, solid footing. (But) we need an infrastructure dialogue with our other levels of

government.” While the landscape of provincial politics has changed recently, and will change with a new premier in January – and may change again after that with a provincial election – he noted that Queen’s Park is taking notice of Perth’s needs, in particular, Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli. The council then heard about different projects that are in the works in the coming months, including the installation of street lights on Drummond Street West, a new sidewalk near the Stewart School, and reconstruction on Beckwith Street between Halton Street and South Street. At public works, workers will continue to regain sewage

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Also on the horizon for 2013 will be the hiring of an economic development coordinator and the launching of a marketing campaign for the town’s industrial park. The splash pad continues apace, and former Olympian Mike Brown has been hired as the town’s new aquatics coordinator. The fire department’s 25 year-old pumper truck has a cracked frame and needs replacing in the new year, and four new volunteers are needed at the fire department to replace two retirements, one job relocation and one resignation. The town’s one-day budget session was also slated for 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

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treatment capacity through sanitary sewer system optimization. There will also be a commercial environmental assessment of the Perth lagoon, to see how additional capacity for 11,000 new residents can be accommodated. In tourism, declaring Perth the wedding capital of eastern Ontario has been seeing good returns, with 37 weddings there this past year. The permanent Dr. Wilson geology exhibit at the Perth Museum has also been drawing a lot of attention. Stewart Park is also slated for a perennial garden overhaul, along with new green bin abutments. Conlon Farm will also see the replacement of its tennis courts in 2013.

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Area resident takes on Civitan governor role By STACEY ROY

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Bryan Wiltsie of the Smiths Falls Civitan Club has been named Canada District East governor for the service club. There are two governors that service all of Canada. The term runs until October 2013.

EMC News - Bryan Wiltsie plans to draw on his experience of learning through others in Civitan by hosting a club project fair during his year as Canada District East governor. “What I’m trying to do as governor is share all the information that clubs have together,” Wiltsie said. “With all of us putting the information together we can all do better.” The project fair will take place at the district meeting in Pembroke in February and will encourage each of the 15 clubs represented to present their best fundraising project and best Civitan awareness project to the group complete with supporting documentation. Wiltsie hopes the new initiative will not only be valuable for regional clubs, but will help them add new faces to their membership - a focus the governor is looking at during this one-year term. The introduction of new projects is a great way to attract new people who may find their passion is in seeing that project get up off the ground. Wiltsie said it’s important for

future members to know there is no required time commitment in Civitan - simply give what you can and in the area that interests you.

“What I’m trying to do as governor is share all the information that clubs have together.” BRIAN WILTSIE CIVITAN GOVERNOR CANADA DISTRICT EAST

In Wiltsie’s case, it was the Smiths Falls club’s popular Festival of Trees fundraiser that initially interested he and his wife Julie in the club. From there he said the social interaction, ability to grow within the organization and meet new friends from across the region hooked them. “Whatever I do I like to learn as much as I can,” Wiltsie said. The Smiths Falls couple joined the service club seven years ago and began to volunteer their time where it was needed. In 2008-2009 Bryan served as club president and

immediately began to climb the ladder in the district level, earning a lieutenant governor position in 2010-2011 followed by a term as governor elect last year. In the two months Wiltsie has served as Canada District East governor he has visited nine of the 15 clubs. In addition to his duties as governor, Wiltsie also sits on the Civitan International Foundation of Canada - a nonprofit arm of the service club that hands out four bursaries a year. Wiltsie is looking forward to continuing to grow in Civitan as past governor next term and then looking at the possibility of entering the international Civitan realm. Past governors are welcome to apply to become an international director for a two-year term. “To me, I would definitely like to go to that level,” Wiltsie said. The Smiths Falls man is the eighth governor to come out of the Smiths Falls club since it began in 1964. The Smiths Falls club has the distinction of being the third oldest club in the district and currently has almost 40 members.

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Correction: In last week’s Perth Courier, author Arlene Stafford-Wilson was incorrectly identified in a photograph with The Book Nook owner, Leslie Wallack. Pictured, Stafford-Wilson is on the left as she signed copies of her novels at an author-meet-and-greet before the holidays. The Courier regrets the error.

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Classic Theatre Festival nominated for Premier’s Arts Award British playwright, along with the staging of significant work at Canadian Stage including Fireweeds: Women of the Yukon (a landmark Canadian musical) and the award-winning Bella Donna. The company also developed a cabaret adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, in addition to working to create youth theatre troupes and developing shows on ending violence against women for the Toronto District School Board.

“We were thrilled and very grateful to be nominated for this award.” LAUREL SMITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CLASSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL

“We were thrilled and very grateful to be nominated for this award,” said Artistic Producer Laurel Smith, herself an accomplished, lifelong theatre artist who has directed at summer theatres across the province, including at the Shaw Festival. Combining the two elements essential to a successful theatre – Smith holds a masters degree in theatre in addition to an MBA – has been a key part of the Festival’s success in Perth as an important economic driver drawing thousands of tourists to town each summer. Smith, newly elected Chair of the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization, believes strongly in the importance of arts and culture-based tourism as a means of promoting economic development. Among numerous aspects of the Festival’s work that led to the nomination was its Save-a-Seat program, which opens up blocks of seats

to low income individuals, as well as their fundraising nights (which have brought in over $20,000 for community groups). Anyone wishing to donate to the Save-a-Seat program before December 31st will receive a charitable receipt for the full amount, just in time for the end of the tax year. Rennie says the Festival’s work, as part of the larger history of Burning Passions Theatre, “is an inspiring example of how arts can energize a community: by working at all levels, from the community centre to the professional stage, they have shown how individuals and groups can be empowered through creative expression. “Their staff work as catalysts and resources for a wide range of groups, and ultimately prove that the way we express ourselves can make such a unique connection with audiences that it can change lives and, in its own humble way, that part of the world in which we live. “We know first-hand how that has occurred, and will continue to grow, in Perth.” The winners of the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts will be announced next summer, around the time the Festival opens its 4th season with the production of Neil Simon’s farcical play that proves opposites really do attract, The Star-Spangled Girl, slated to run July 12 to August 4. It will be followed by Leslie Stevens’ comedy of marital mayhem, The Marriage-GoRound, running August 9 to September 1. Advance tickets, with the option to pick dates closer to summer, can be purchased online at, in person at Tickets Please (39 Foster Street in Perth), or by phone at 877-283-1283.

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EMC News - During the holiday season, Perth’s Classic Theatre Festival received a lovely gift in the form of a nomination for the Ontario Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Created in 2006, the prestigious awards recognize the outstanding achievements of artists and arts organizations and their contributions to arts and culture in Ontario over a significant period of time. The Festival was nominated by the Town of Perth and Perth Tourism. Mayor John Fenik wrote that “we are proud that Perth was chosen as the venue” for the Festival, which he notes has played a major role in the creation of packaging opportunities “resulting in economic growth, particularly for the accommodation and food sector in our community.” Perth Tourism’s Karen Rennie said, “I have been particularly intrigued how the Festival brings in new audience members who have never seen a live professional show in their lives. Given the fact that they have been able to bring such individuals back for new shows is, I think, quite an achievement in an age when for many, entertainment is sitting at home with the big screen TV.” The Classic Theatre Festival’s parent organization, Burning Passions Theatre, has been involved in the creation and staging of professional theatrical work for 15 years across the province. Its projects have included the Classic Theatre Festival (about to enter its 4th season at a new venue, the Full Circle Theatre at 26 Craig Street in Perth), as well as many productions in Toronto, including a critically-acclaimed series of “Shaw in the City” productions of plays by the master

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The role is reversed as Mayor John Fenik presents Santa Claus with a gift basket of Christmas goodies, courtesy of the Town of Perth. Fenik presented the gift to Santa as a thank-you for all the joy Santa has brought to the town, its children and shut-ins for so many years. The presentation was made during the Rotary Club of Perth’s annual children’s Christmas party, Monday, Dec. 17 at the Perth Restaurant. Rotarian John Clement (right) was the party organizer. THE EMC - P4 - Thursday, January 3, 2013

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The much anticipated The Night Before the Night Before Christmas fundraiser featured the popular Perth band, The Commuters, as well as local youth contributions. Approximately $2,000 was raised from this year’s event to go in support of Perth’s Youth Action Kommittee (YAK) as well as a load of food donations for the food bank. YAK participant, Isaiah Kafrissen, provided a stellar guitar and vocal performance during the show. Lead vocalist from The Commuters, Christa Matthews, provided vocals as well as playing everything from the tambourine to the harmonica.

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SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL FROM SIDEWALKS AND ROOFS: During this time of year, it is important to note that the Town of Perth has regulations regarding snow and ice removal from sidewalks and roofs adjacent to sidewalks. These by-laws are in place to ensure the safety of all pedestrians in our community. Pursuant to Town of Perth By-law #2060 owners of any occupied, unoccupied or vacant lot are responsible for the removal of any snow or ice accumulation that may be left behind after sidewalk plow operations. Residents are required to clear any public sidewalk, adjoining their property, of snow and ice for the full paved width of the sidewalk. Where the snow or ice is so frozen that it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, anti-slip materials are to be strewn over the area, i.e. sand and/ or salt. Town of Perth Property Maintenance and Occupancy Bylaw #3322 requires building owners and/or occupants to safely remove any ice and snow build-up from roofs. When the ice or snow hazard cannot be immediately removed, barricades are available to alert pedestrians of the potential overhead danger. A limited number of these barricades are available at the Crystal Palace in the Tay Basin. Barricades are to be used as a temporary measure until such time as the ice and snow is safely brought down. Once the ice and snow hazard has been removed, the barricades are to be returned to the Crystal Palace. In addition, the Ontario Fire Code requires that fire escapes and fire access routes must be kept clear of ice and snow to allow for safe passage for building occupants and emergency personnel.

DRIVEWAYS IN THE TOWN OF PERTH: After a local snow event, municipal employees endeavour to remove snow and ice from the streets in order to convey traffic and pedestrians safely. Municipal streets are plowed according to an order based on road classifications formed using daily traffic counts, vehicle speed, and emergency vehicle use, commencing with major arteries, followed by secondary and local streets. Although snow may be left in front of driveways after winter maintenance equipment clear the streets and sidewalks, it is up to individual homeowners to remove snow from their own driveways. It is recommended that homeowners wait until after the street has been plowed before removing snow from their individual driveways. Residents are not to place snow into the roadways as per Part X, section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act.

2013 DOG TAGS AND CAT LICENCES: Dog tags are required annually for all dogs residing in Perth and may be purchased for a cost of $15.00 prior to April 1st. If purchased after April 1st the fee is $30.00. All cat owners must purchase a one-time licence for a fee of $15.00. Dog tags and cat licences are available at the Town Hall, For more information call 267-3311 Ext. 2222.

CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL: TOWN OF PERTH RESIDENTS ONLY The Environmental Services Department will be picking up Christmas Trees for ONE WEEK ONLY, starting Monday January 7th and ending Friday January 11th, 2013. To ensure your tree is removed, please have it at the curb without lights and decorations. Trees in bags will not be picked up. Thank you for your co-operation. If you wish to dispose of your Christmas tree before or after the above-noted date, they will be accepted free of charge at the Perth Landfill Site, 666 Wildlife Rd. (Perth residents only). For further information, contact the Town of Perth, Environmental Services Department at 613-267-3311.

2013 GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULES: Residents should have now received the 2013 version of The Curbside Chronicles newsletter via Canada Post. The latest version contains both North and South Zone waste, organic, and recycling schedules, along with items on what can be included in your green, yellow and blue bins. Anyone who needs extra copies or has been missed in the delivery process may pick up a copy at Town Hall.

OVERHANGING ICE REMOVAL: The Town of Perth would like to remind building owners in the downtown area that safety barricades are available for use outside their buildings. To ensure the safety of pedestrians, it is the responsibility of building owners to remove any ice which hangs above sidewalks. The barricades may be picked up at the Crystal Palace for placement outside buildings until the icicles are removed. Barricades should be returned to the Crystal Palace in the spring. For further information, contact the Town of Perth, Environmental Services Department at 613-267-3311.

LEAK DETECTION TABLETS AVAILABLE: The Town of Perth Environmental Services department has received leak detection tablets for use by ratepayers from the RBC Blue Water Project. This project is a wideranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world’s fresh water resources. Friends of the Tay and RBC are promoting the distribution of small blue dot tablets to help detect toilet leaks. These small blue tablets may be dropped into the reservoir at the back of any toilet. If the water in the bowl turns blue, it is an indication that the toilet is leaking clean water, causing elevated water bills and sewer flows. Free tablets are available to the public by coming into the rear reception counter at Town Hall. This initiative may help some residents save money on their water and sewer bills.

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A reader writes: The innkeeper’s lament

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Alma White attended Plevna United Church’s service of farewell on Dec. 16.

Plevna United Church ‘rocks’ at farewell service EMC News - Church matriarch Alma White is seen at Plevna United Church’s service of closure on Sunday Dec. 16. Behind her is seen the memorial window in memory of her son the late Dale White. It was a bittersweet day for many, including sharing memories, asking questions as to the future of the windows, praying, singing, crying and laughing. The closure service also featured Alma’s children

Murray and Bill and grandson James, offering a musical farewell to their church home where they had played over the years, and also Vi McInnes’s children Ralph and Carol singing to the glory of God. In the spring another farewell tribute is planned when more summer folk are back home. In the meantime the Trustees will be meeting to determine the future of both worship sites and all contents.

One more day like today and I’m ashing ‘er in. Take me an early retirement. Get me a nice little villa at En Gedi on the Dead Sea – a little sailing and surfing on the side. Sounds good right about now. Maybe tomorrow… but definitely before next Christmas. Well, this year was especially bad with the consensus and all. Me, I have no time for politicking – a governor is appointed by the emperor and he has to do what he’s told if he wants to be appointed again. The politicians never consider the commoner like me, who has to take up the slack with the extra work trying to find accommodation for all the extras. Now censuses would be all well and good for Quirinius – and me – if Quirinius would be good enough to supply me with some decent hired help. Gaius, the head Ostler, got himself kicked by a camel a month ago and he’s still in the hospice. The other three fellas who work in the stable aren’t bad, but they’re like old brooms – they don’t work by themselves. Ephasus, the cook, left without notice because his uncle died, I think, and Silas the head housekeeper decided to start taking fits, so I can’t count on him too much. Why do accident, deaths, births and sickness all have to centre around Christmas? Guess I feel a little out of sorts ‘cause I’m left without a wife for a while. Our baby, Apphia, is due to have her fist baby, so the wife left for Herodium to be with her and her hubby. She was due a week ago and still no

word. Why do babies have to hang on around Christmas? Well, we were all filled up by 9:30 in the morning. Camp cots were all over the show for all the extras from every town known to Roman kind. Then if you can believe it, at 10 o’clock at night there was a loud knocking at the door. Demetrius had already tucked himself in for the night so I went to answer it. There was a man standing there looking just a little shame-faced as well he might, seeking accommodation at this hour of the night – and expecting to find it. How could I help him? Some people do expect a lot. I was just shutting the door when I noticed in the outside glow of the torch, a woman sitting on a donkey. I also noticed she was very pregnant, like our Apphia. Looked a little like her too, the tilt of the head, the slender hands resting on the neck of the donkey. It could have been our Apphia with no place to lay her head or even to have her baby for that matter. “Hang on a sec,” I told the man as I hastened to open wide the door. “I’ve got not one square cubit of space inside, but if you don’t mind you could bunk in the stable out back.” They graciously accepted and I led them there and they were most content with an unused stall which I bedded down for them with some straw. They didn’t even object that they had to share their quarters with the sheep and the goats. Better ‘n nothing. After I returned inside, I bethought myself to take them out some spare bedding so it would not be so

scratchy for them. Quite a pair they were – really impressed me with their dignity and peace. Bet we weren’t that calm when we were expecting Apphia’s birth. Wonder how she’s getting along now? And then all that happened afterwards. Holy Jehoshaphat!

EMC Lifestyle - Years ago when I was little; of five siblings, I was in the middle, we celebrated Christmas with aunts, uncles and cousins. Some years, I swear, there were dozens. All the house decorations were made by hand: foil garland, snowflakes, stars and an angel on a stand. Even the spindly old evergreen tree was covered so you couldn’t see a branch. We never hung our stockings up. Large porridge bowls were filled with filled with hard candies, a haystack and an orange

A child’s wish encourages hope By FINN HOGUE

Finn is 13 years old in Grade 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lanark. EMC Lifestyle - In the North Pole, Santa was angry. Children weren’t being good or believing in him anymore. “What is with the kids these days? Who do they think brings their gifts and eats their cookies?” Santa roared to Bobby, the elf Manager of Gifts. “Ummm, they think the parents do that,” Bobby stuttered. “Well, then I guess we are just going to have to prove them wrong, aren’t we?” Santa asked smiling. “And how are we going to do that Santa?” Bobby asked, afraid of the answer.

Santa smiled wider: “We are going to take away Christmas.” “Attention, everybody! I have an announcement!” Santa called to the elves, “As you know Christmas is only one week away.” “Yay!” the elves cheered. “Well, there isn’t going to be a Christmas! The children are selfish, ungrateful, spoiled little kids! They don’t deserve to have Christmas!” The elves shifted uncomfortably. Was Santa crazy? No Christmas? “If you need anything, I will be in my office.” Santa snarled at the elves. Where was the happy, jolly, Santa they all loved? Bobby followed him. “Santa don’t you think you are being a

little rash?” “RASH! No I am not being RASH! Those children are getting what they deserve! Selfish, ungrateful, spoiled...” Santa’s voice trailed off as he stalked down the hall. “I have to do something!” Bobby cried in distress. What could he do? “Santa? I have an important message for you,” Bobby said. “Well then let’s hear it! Who’s it from?” Santa asked impatiently. “A little girl named Hope....” Bobby handed Santa a letter. Santa looked down at the letter. dear santa plese santa all i want four cristmas is my litle baby brother bak with me he died 3 days

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ago. Plese santa all i want is him bak so MoMmy and DaDdy wont be sad anymor he was onle a babie. thanks santa, Love, Hope” Santa looked at the letter that held the child’s wish and remembered what Christmas was all about. Family, love, and… hope. In a quiet voice Santa spoke. “Tell the elves to get the sleigh ready. We have some presents to deliver.” Later that night, Santa crept in to little Hope’s room and placed a puppy on her bed. And a note. Never give up hope. You will meet your brother in heaven, until then, you can love this puppy. Santa

were treats as we hurried to the table to take our seat. Five sets of church clothes, brand new; and to help with chores, a tool or two. We were happy and filled with joy if each of us found a new toy. As I tell the grandkids they laugh at me. They say “Gram, how can that be?” Life was different years ago. There are now new inventions and ideas we did not know, but I wouldn’t change a thing if I could. Life is very, very good. Submitted by Romalda Park, Lanark ON R0011838382



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• January 5 Perth Polar Bear plungers raise more than $11,000. More than 85 people turned out for the Perth Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, eager for the opportunity to start the New Year with an icy dip in the Tay River, while raising more than $11,000 for the Stewart Park Festival. With air and water temperatures only slightly above freezing, plungers dressed in bathing suits, robes, and costumes waited for their turn to jump into the Tay. Currently in its 19th year, the event has raised more than $185,000 for community groups since its inception in 1994.

He worked part time packing groceries for 50 cents an hour.

After 50 years and countless cuts of meat, Glen Ireton is retiring as the head butcher at Brownlee’s Metro. “I was lucky, I saved my money when I was young and now I can do whatever the heck I want,” Ireton said. Ireton started working at the grocery store when he was just 15 years old, back when the store was known as Rubino’s IGA.

• January 12 C. difficile is detected at the GWM hospital. There have been multiple cases of C. difficile at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in past months, The Perth EMC has learned. Linda Bisonette, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing executive, confirmed that there have been two recent relapse cases of the bacterial disease at the hospital. • January 26 Hospital shortfall of $3M The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has asked Perth council to extend its

$51,000 annual commitment by another three years because of a $3-million financial shortfall for its revitalization project. The town had been allocating $51,000 a year to the hospital’s revitalization project, which began construction in 2008. The commitment was scheduled to end in 2012. Funding for the project was split between the province and the communities served by the hospital, said Todd Stepanuik, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer. He said the province funded roughly 78 per cent of the project, while the communities were responsible for the remaining 22 per cent. He said the shortfall is the result of a variety of issues at the Smiths Falls site.

“Those costs are really attributed to a multitude of things, including unforeseen site conditions,” he said.

“They all received a copy of the results shortly after the third week of sampling,” Healey said.

• February 9 The Lanark District Health Unit has finished its survey of well water in Lanark, but results have not yet been made public. Susan Healey, the health unit’s communications coordinator, said households that participated in the survey have been notified of their results, but the official report is still being finalized. Healey said households received their results in November. Those with unsafe drinking water were notified via a phone call from the health unit as soon as the results were in.

No one was injured during a fire that completely destroyed a residence on Clyde Street Feb. 1, according to Perth’s fire chief. The fire took place at 15 Clyde St. Fire Chief Steve Fournier said the station received the fire call at 3:30 p.m. A power outage had taken place in Perth that same afternoon and the fire broke out only 15 minutes after the electricity came back on. Fournier said one of the residents had been cooking when the power went out and was not at home when the power returned.



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YEAR IN REVIEW In the month of February, 2012, Tony Hendriks’ wife, Lynda, is with him every step of the way during his battle with leukemia – literally. Hendriks spends part of each day walking to keep his energy up during his treatment process. Whether he’s walking around the nurse’s station at the Ottawa General (four trips around the station is equal to one kilometre), or walking the streets of Perth, Lynda is walking, too. Hendriks was diagnosed with leukemia last fall and has undergone chemotherapy and other treatments ever since. But before treatment could begin, he needed multiple blood and platelet transfusions. He said that’s when he began to realize how important it is to give blood. The town staff sent a message to residents. Beware of falling ice and icy sidewalks, Perth Mayor John Fenik warned townspeople at a town council meeting on Jan. 24. Fenik said this year’s winter weather has been an extreme mix of thawing and freezing temperatures, which has resulted in ice buildup on roofs. “Sometimes Mother Nature just wins, we can’t get rid of all the ice and snow.” Full day kindergarten means job losses, so the school boards informed us. The Stewart School and St. John Elementary School in Perth will offer full-day kindergarten in the fall but early childhood educators will be facing job losses, says the executive director for a local day care and learning provider. Dave Hagerman is the ED for the Tayside Community Residential and Support Options in Perth. The organization provides the Ready 2 Learn program, as well as before-and-after daycare at both The Stewart School and St. John. “It’s unfortunate, but it will result in job losses at Taycare,” Hagerman said. “It’s inevitable. The Ready 2 Learn program will no longer be offered as full-day kindergarten takes effect at these two schools.” The Lanark Highlands museum in Middleville is getting a $100,000 facelift this year, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Tril-

lium Foundation. Alice Borrowman is the chair of the museum board and the museum’s curator. She said the grant will provide funds to build a much-needed addition, which will hold items such as a restored Chevrolet truck from 1918. “When the truck was offered to us, we didn’t have room for a dinky toy let alone a truck,” she said. Perth council is in the process of streamlining and finalizing its 2012 budget, but as a draft was discussed at town council’s committee-of-the-whole meeting last Tuesday, it looks as if the municipal levy will increase by 1.9 per cent this year. The levy increase breaks down into a total proposed budget of $6,827,045. Lang Britchford, director of corporate services for the Town of Perth, said the estimated impact of that number on the median assessed residential house valued at about $189,000 translates into a $52 annual increase. Lanark County is seeking three persons with disabilities and one other person to be part of a sub-committee helping to shape the future of accessibility for the county. The county’s accessibility advisory subcommittee advises county council on how to make the corporation more accessible for people with disabilities. It aims to remove any existing barriers over time and to prevent new ones from being created. “We have a number of important initiatives and interesting projects currently under way, and we are seeking individuals who can contribute to this essential service for Lanark County residents and visitors,” said chair Aubrey Churchill, who is the reeve in Drummond-North Elmsley. Love was on the agenda in the Perth council chambers on Valentine’s Day last week. The council proclaimed Perth as the Wedding Capital of Eastern Ontario during the committee-of-the-whole meeting last Tuesday. Shellee Evans, director of community services, told councillors that Perth is already a popular wedding destination - and that can be built upon.

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The Great Goop Storm of 2012 EMC Lifestyle - “Snow. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the shoveller Stephanie. Her continuing mission: to uncover old, existing pavement, to seek out various porches and sweep off satellite dishes, to boldly go where she always goes after it snows....” I’ve said it before – I don’t mind winter, even though I am not an avid winter sports person (“avid” and “sports” seldom go together in a sentence for me). I live in a part of Canada where winter is winter and I’ve come to expect snow. It brightens up the place and makes it pretty in the dark months. The shovelling part can kinda stink, though. As I write this, snow is gently falling on what undoubtedly would have been a snow day if the kids were in school. It is the second biggish winter storm, but the snow is about 500 times lighter than the first one. Y’all remember the first storm before Christmas? The one that featured all manner of goop falling from the sky? That was heavy stuff! I loved how the first layer was freezing rain and water with a top layer of very wet snow. As you dug down to scoop up a small shovel-full (because a big scoop would either a) weigh 245 pounds and hurt your back or b) break the shovel), you were greeted with that layer of sticky watery goop at the bottom that


GRAY Past Deadline actually stuck to the shovel. Clearing porches and driveways and sidewalks (oh my!) was no easy feat. My shoulders ached for a good two days. (Thank you, ibuprofen.) Foliage also needed rescue. Cedar hedges that withstood the Great Ice Storm of 1998 fell victim to the Great Goop Storm of 2012. In a typical winter, we shake the snow off the cedar hedge that surrounds my inlaws’ backyard once or twice as it builds up, but this storm required urgent action. Boychild and I went out, armed with rakes, and clawed huge chunks of frozen goop off the hedge. After that, my hands ached for about four days. Jeepers, it stinks getting older! My other favourite part of that particular winter event was the next day. The town plows came through in the night and the temperature

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started to drop, so the next task was to remove the frozen ice boulders from the end of the driveway. I felt as if I were working in the Silver Queen Mine – chopping away at icy rocks and hauling them off a bit at a time. Black powder might have been more effective. Despite the achiness of the occasion, I’m still happy to see snow instead of freezing rain. I worry that as our climate changes, we’ll see less of this brightness and more freezing rain and darkness. Given my history of falling and busting my butt on indoor stairs, I’d rather not take chances with icy ones. Another reason I prefer snow is because it’s easier to get the kids outside. It has been awesome lately for fort building – those chunks of snow make great blocks. I am also trying to groom (mostly unsuccessfully at the moment) a pair of assistant snow shovellers. Seems they were much keener to shovel when they were younger, but I haven’t given up. Boychild tried to help with the Great Goop, but it was pretty heavy and he didn’t last long. (I felt his pain.) I wonder how I will feel about snow in a decade or so when the assistant shovellers are grown and I’m that much older and achier? Hopefully I will still view it as that frontier to be explored. Best to live in the moment I think....

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Children benefit from Kiwanis dolls Local children will have a new doll to help comfort them in times of need thanks to the efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Perth on Tay. Members of the club created some 30 quilted dolls and presented them to Margo Bell, community outreach coordinator with Family Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville on Thursday, March 1. • March 15 In a thought-provoking but informal address to about 50 people, Calvin Neufeld made his point – bullies act on fear, and “I don’t care.” Neufeld addressed those in attendance clad in just sock feet, as he paced centre stage at St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday, March 10, emphatic with his points about bullying and victimization. “There is a third party involved here too, and maybe the most powerful one of all,” he said. “The witness.” “Bullying is appalling… it’s destroying lives and it’s got to stop. We can all help make it stop by taking our control back,” he says. “It’s vicious, predatory behaviour and it’s based on fear. Why does big ‘B’ bullying happen? It’s because of fear. Why are we victims? Because of fear… and why do people watch bullying happening without saying anything? That too, is because of fear.”


• March 1 Three people are dead and two others in serious condition after a fatal accident on Hwy. 7 near Perth on Wednesday, Feb. 21, between Maberly and Sharbot Lake. Lanark County OPP officers confirmed that the drivers of two vans that collided head on due to black ice on the highway were dead at the scene, along with a passenger in the westbound vehicle. Dead are Karen Thompson, 39, of Mountain Grove, who was eastbound at 7:30 a.m. when she collided with the van driven by John Duffy, 47, who was travelling west. Also dead is Duffy’s son, Thomas Duffy, 16, both of Orleans. A second son, 10-year-old Eric Duffy is in serious condition at CHEO, along with family friend, who is also listed in serious condition at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, 53-year-old Steve Hambling. Perth isn’t the only one celebrating its 200th birthday in 2016; the neighbouring townships will be celebrating as well. Tay Valley, Drummond/ North Elmsley and Beckwith townships are hosting a public meeting at the Perth Museum on March 8 to share ideas and attract sponsors and volunteers, Susan Freeman, deputy reeve of Tay Valley Township said.

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A flashmob hit Perth when more than 80 people assembled on Gore Street during Festival of the Maples, organized by the LGBT in coordination with the Perth School of Dance. It was part of the anti-bully campaign, Enough is Enough! • May 3 While Jackie Seaton undergoes treatment for cancer in an Ottawa hospital, his pottering pals and other volunteers in the community set to work at making this year’s Empty Bowls project one of the best on record. Just under $6,000 was raised at the Festival of the Maples. Add to that a $5,000 donation from Scotiabank, Perth, and the amount tops $10,700. With another $5,500 having been raised from an Empty Bowls event at Foodsmiths earlier last month and $500 in miscellaneous donations, Seaton says that sets the April total at more than $17,000 for the project. It also brings the 10-year combined total to almost $150,000.

The Town of Perth’s liability for Perth Police Service post-retirement benefits sits at $1.6 million – a potential cost that recently sparked conversation around the town council horseshoe. The discussion took place during council’s May 1 committee-of-the-whole meeting, when accountant Howard Allan summarized Perth’s financial audit, saying, “2011 was a good year for the Town of Perth.” • May 17 A 20-year-old Perth male was struck and killed by a train on Monday night, just outside the town.







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Flutist Dakota Martin makes waves. â&#x20AC;˘ June 7 Friends and family of Riley Worthington raised more than $9,000 during Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wish Walk on Saturday, June 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enough money to grant a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wish through the Make-a-Wish Eastern Ontario foundation. Funds were raised through the walk by pledges, donations and a silent auction as friends and family stepped forward to help make the kind of difference in another childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life that was made in Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life through Make-a-Wish.

Everything came full circle for Jack Hurd last week. Every year, the retiring Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) music teacher, brings the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vocal choir and band on an endof-tour of local elementary schools. After a busy morning on Monday, June 4, the last venue of the day was the Queen Elizabeth School. Hurd sat down at the very same piano that he had sat down at 23 years previous when he was hired as Queen Elizabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music teacher,

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for his very last concert. Before the start of the concert, he moved the piano about for prime positioning in the school gym, bringing back memories of when he used to have to push the hulking piano down the hallways, from classroom to classroom, more than two decades ago. â&#x20AC;˘ June 14 At last Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lanark County public works committee meeting, staff outlined the engineering and financial commitments for the Perth arterial road to council, with recommendations to support the project. The bypass would help alleviate truck traffic coming

through the downtown core, weaving its way around the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior. â&#x20AC;˘ June 21 Andrew Snyder of Smiths Falls pleaded guilty and has been fined $500 for placing his ice hut on Lower Rideau Lake without an ice hut registration number, and $500 for failing to remove the hut by the deadline. The court heard that in March 2012, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers conducted snowmobile patrols to assess the status of the ice hut community on the Rideau Lakes chain of lakes as the ice conditions were deteriorating quickly. An investigation found that

Snyder was the owner of the hut, which remained on the ice beyond the March 15 removal deadline and had subsequently sunk to the bottom of the lake. â&#x20AC;˘June 28 The Town of Perth will have

a new police force, perhaps as early as January, 2013. Council voted Monday, June 26, by a six to one margin in favour of the OPP. Coun. Jim Graff was the only nay vote, suggesting council hold off on the deci-

sion until the Oct. 2 committee-of-the-whole meeting so more time could be used to discuss the issue. Coun. Judy Brown said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The days of small towns in Ontario having their own police forces are gone.â&#x20AC;?


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The Perth Lanark Novice A team made it to the A finals against Stittsville in their tournament on Nov. 24. They lost 3-1 but it was a close one as Stittsville scored an empty net goal in the last minute of the game.

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EMC Sports - The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings wrapped up 2012 at home on Dec. 28 with a 6-5 win over Renfrew in Eastern Ontario Jr. Hockey League action. After trailing by one at the end of the first period, Perth tied the rally at four after two frames. In the third, it was a new game with Perth getting the jump early with a couple of powerplay goals, scoring the eventual winner at the 14:13 mark. Still on the Perth powerplay, Renfrew sunk the shorthanded marker for the 6-5 final with 11:15 to spare. It was all the visitors could do as the performance of

Blue Wings net man, Jeremy Wright stopped them cold to earn the win, turning away 38 of 43 shots. Goals in the win were scored by Ben Wade from Riley Kane and Brett Madigan; Blair Barr from Austin Lamonte and Matt DiMillo, and Barr from Madigan and Write in the first period. In the second, Perth’s lone goal was scored by Barr from Mike Smyth and Shawn McGillivary. In the third, DiMillo and Barr had the powerplay markers with assists from Barr, DiMillo and Madigan with two more. Renfrew scoring was done by Sean Kyte, Kurtis Leclaire,

Scott Conroy and Casey Donor. The Blue Wings will jump start 2013 in first place of the Valley Division, as they hold a solid eight-point lead with a record of 18-10-0-2. Tomorrow night, Jan. 4, the team will host Shawville, the basement dwellers of the Valley League, in a 7:45 p.m. start. Sunday, the boys are in Renfrew for a 7:30 p.m. start. Next week, the Blue Wings are in Arnprior for an 8 p.m. game on Jan. 11, and their next home game will be a Sunday afternoon tilt as they host Almonte at 1:45 p.m. Don’t miss the action as they head toward the playoffs.


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Perth’s Mike Brown shoots for Olympics.

• January 12, 2012 The Perth Lanark Atom A House Wings chose to attend the Bell Capital Cup over the holidays on a whim – and ended up ringing in the new year with a major victory. The team travelled to Ottawa Dec. 28 to begin a threeday tournament journey that would see the Wings take home top honours for winning their division championship in the prestigious event. Head coach Scott Strachan said the tournament isn’t one that the team attends every year, but one the coaching staff thought they would enjoy. So, the coaches brought three young players up from a B team, and headed off to see how the Perth Lanark boys stacked up against some highlevel teams. • January 19 Perth native and Olympic swimmer Mike Brown may be in Honolulu, Hawaii right now, but instead of soaking up

the sun, he’s soaking up some serious time in the pool. Brown is there participating in a training camp, which started at the end of December in Calgary, Alta., before the team flew to Hawaii. “This is a tough camp,” he told The Perth Courier over the phone from Honolulu. “It’s the final push before the Olympic trials this spring.” Since missing his goal by one spot over the summer at the 2011 World Aquatics Championship in China, ranking ninth in the 200-metre breaststroke, Brown has had several experiences that went a long way to boosting his confidence. • February 9 Some shuffling took place behind the scenes of one of the institutions of Perth’s sports scene last week. The Perth Junior B Blue Wings now has a new board in place to lead the way. A meeting took place on Tuesday, Jan. 24, during which head coach and general manager Hamish Fraser presented letters from eight people willing to sit on the board of directors. “These people coming on board are interested in the well-being of the team, are at the games and already have an interest in working with the team,” he said. Brad Hasler, Ralph Fish, Julie Wright. Al Wright, Lori Barr, Duane Barr, Christine Lyon and Julia O’Grady now make up the board of directors for the local hockey team. • February 16 Although the long course swimming season is just beginning, Perth Stingrays Bailey Andison and Olivia Ellard are already in friendly com-

petition to be the top-ranked swimmer within the Stingray Aquatics Club. Though competing in different events, Andison the breaststroke and Ellard the backstroke, they are almost at par in terms of results. “They are virtually neck and neck when it comes to who is top-ranked,” said Stingray head coach Rod Agar. Andison and Ellard recently dove into stiff competition at the Ontario Cup in Toronto, which also serves as the Ontario Senior Provincial Championships. Agar said the meet attracted about 500 senior swimmers from across Ontario. Andison was a top performer, placing fourth in the 50-metre breaststroke. When Perth Blue Wing left winger Brett Madigan scored in the third period against Stittsville last Friday, he celebrated with his teammates as he would for any other goal. It wasn’t until he was in the dressing room later that evening that head coach and general manager Hamish Fraser came in with news that caused the real celebration to begin. That goal signified an important milestone for the 18-year-old from Barrhaven: his 40th of the season. He’s one of only two players in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League to have grazed the 40 mark this season, sitting atop the standings with Arnprior’s Derek Lowry. As of Sunday, Madigan has tallied 83 points for the team in total, breaking that down into 41 goals and 42 assists. But Valley division aside, Madigan’s goal is also important on a more personal note. THE EMC - P13 - Thursday, January 3, 2013


• January 5, 2012 Miles Holden has seen firsthand the effects of war on children. In the British and Canadian military and now retired, the Perth resident and sidecar driver admits to serving in a lot of less-than-fortunate places, while stationed in areas in a combat role. Holden spent a lot of time in Northern Ireland, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and South East Asia. Retired with chronic post traumatic stress disorder as well as other medical issues as a result of an injury sustained in the field, Holden said he needs to focus on bringing some positivity to situations he knows are grim for many children in those war-ravaged areas.


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Blythe Talbot-Cadue earns provincial silver with basketball team.

â&#x20AC;˘ March 1 PDCI heads to provincial basketball championship. They were a wild card at the eastern Ontario championships last week, but the Perth and District Collegiate Institute senior boys basketball team ended up getting some metal for showing their mettle. The boys earned silver in the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association contest last week, losing to Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in the finals, 4433. Even so, the silver guaranteed the Perth boys a spot at the provincials. So, for the seventh time in the past 11 years, the PDCI senior Blue Devils will compete at the provincial AA boys basketball championship from March 4 to 7 at St. Francis Catholic Secondary, Denis Morris Catholic Secondary and Holy Cross Catholic Sec-

ondary school in St. Catharines. â&#x20AC;˘ March 15 Andrew Harris is Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent golden boy. His recent accomplishments at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games have established him as a competitive force in snowshoeing. He returned with Joe Harris and Tracy Majaury, from national competition in St. Albert, Alta. It was his first time on the national stage, but Joe said Andrew literally took it all in stride. Andrew won two gold medals in the 100-metre and 800-m snowshoeing events, as well as a bronze medal in the 200-m and a fifth place ranking in the 400-m. â&#x20AC;˘ March 22 Blue Wings end season Hamish Fraser isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure

whether his Perth Blue Wings under achieved or over achieved this season. The topic comes up more than once during conversation with the head coach and general manager of the local junior B hockey club and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obvious that his faith in the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; talent made him think that they could have won it all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went to the Valley finals, but I think we couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone further,â&#x20AC;? he said. The team lost to Arnprior in the division finals last week. Though the Blue Wings managed to eke out a win in Game 3 of the playoff series against the Packers, they lost last Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 4-1 to signal the end of the road for the locals. â&#x20AC;˘ March 29 Alanna McCormick was just eight years old when she first hopped on a snowboard â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

and she has never looked back since. Now 16, Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s McCormick is making a name for herself in competitive boardercross. She recently earned fourth place at the elite Ontario Winter Games in Collingwood, Ont. and although the snow has melted and it looks like spring is around the corner, McCormick is already looking forward to next season. At the Ontario Winter Games, McCormick finished third in time trials and then was put into a heat with four girls and her choice of gates. She captured second in that heat, earning a berth in the finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried my best, but the girls have all been competing at a higher level than me,â&#x20AC;? said McCormick of the final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lost speed over one jump and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recover.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;˘April 5 Four girls from Perth and District Collegiate Institute made history last week, as their curling team earned fourth place at the provincial championship. The rink, comprised of skip Paige Wilson, vice Hailey Armstrong, second Audrey Wilson and lead Danika Thompson, went farther this season than any other female curling team from PDCI has before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great experience just to be there; we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting to come home with a medal,â&#x20AC;? said Audrey Wilson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was challenging but it was rewarding as well, because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really realize

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we were as good as we are.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ April 27 Blythe Talbot-Cadue went to school like any other Grade 8 student on Monday morning, but her weekend was anything but ordinary. The St. John Catholic High School intermediate student was part of the Kingston basketball team that earned silver at the Ontario Cup provincial championships held April 13 to 15 in Ottawa. The Kingston Impact U14 major bantam girls team finished its season with a lot to be proud of. Not only did Talbot-Cadue help to solidify her squad as the 12th ranked team in the province, but did so in a traditionally Toronto-dominated competiR0011841409/0103

Andrew Harris wins gold at Special Olympics.

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Ian Millar qualifies for the Olympics in the show jumping ring. He’s pictured with In Style on his farm near Perth.

Nick Tritton qualifies for the Olympics in the judo ring. • May 3 Five seasoned Saltos’ gymnasts are having the time of their lives this week as they flew off to France for some international fun. On Thursday last week, the girls – who are members of Saltos Athletics Inc. in Perth - were working through their routines, and a few jitters, under the watchful eye of their internationally accredited coach Louise Miller. “This will be a great experience for them,” Miller said. “We do a lot of fundraising for them to be able to compete on the international stage. This is something that we couldn’t do without the support of the community and those who have offered their help and

donations to us.” • May 10 Nick Tritton who made his Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008 has secured his place for the upcoming London Olympics. Despite not participating in the final qualifier - the 2012 Pan American Championships held in Montreal last week - Nick’s points total on the world Ranking List was enough to earn him a second trip to the games. • May 17 Paddler aims high Bruce Raby is heading up the creek with a paddle. The local kayaker is plunging into the water this summer to raise money for cancer.

“One hundred per cent of all donations go to the Lanark, Leeds, Grenville unit of the Canadian Cancer Society located here in Perth,” Raby said. “This unit covers Perth, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Cardinal, etc. It’s a big area.” He says he wants to raise as much as he can, but this year, since he’s flying solo, he says he has a lot to learn. Over the past four years, he’s raised $20,000 for the cause. • June 7

Spartans earn eastern Ontario cup The St. John Catholic High School Spartans captured the EOSSAA ‘AA’ junior girls’ soccer championships on May 30 in Pembroke after a comefrom-behind victory. The Spartans defeated Holy Trinity of Cornwall 4-3 to earn the cup. •June14 Capello top swimmer at provincials A special Olympian has brought home four medals – two silver and two gold – for

his swimming skills. Matt Capello, a student at St. John Catholic High School, won his two gold medals in the 25m and 50m fly event, while his two silver medals were earned in the 25m breaststroke and 25m backstroke. Capello’s prowess at the Ontario Special Olympics’ provincial spring games in Kingston, from May 31 to June 3 earned him his most recent accolades. • June 28

Ian Millar and Star Power of Perth have been shortlisted for Team Canada’s Equestrian jumping team. The same holds true for other jumpers: Oxford Mills’ Jill Henselwood and her mount, George; Jessica Phoenix of Uxbridge and her horse Exponential; Eric Lamaze of Schomberg with Derly Chin de Muze; Tiffany Foster of Schomberg with Victor and Yann Candele of Caledon, with mount Carlotta Singular La Magnifica.

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