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Twelve year-old Tyler Lowery convinced his friend, Braden Ferguson, to take the plunge with him on New Year’s Day. The group of 50 plungers braved the frigid waters to raise money for the Perth Legion. See inside for more photos.

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EMC News - More than 50 plungers turned up at the Perth Legion on New Year’s Day for the Perth Polar Bear Plunge challenge, raising more than $10,000 for the Perth Legion Branch 244. Although the sun was shining, with an air temperature well below zero it took daring and determined individuals to volunteer for an icy dip into the frigid waters of the Tay River. Eighty year-old Eva Gentle was a top fundraiser with a pledge total of more than $3,300 and her dip in the Tay River was accomplished with a smile and aplomb, despite the frigid temperatures. Mary Lou Brankin raised more than $2,000 in pledges. Brankin was jumping this year in memory of her father,

Second World War veteran, Jack Byrne. Terry O’Hearn, chair of the Legion’s Polar Bear Plunge committee, stressed the money raised will be used to assist veterans and their families in the future. “We are not earmarking it for anything in particular,” O’Hearn said. “We are going into the New Year with an open mind.” The Perth Polar Bear Plunge into the Tay was first introduced in 1994 and in the 20 events since has raised more than $200,000 for Perth community organizations. According to the Perth Plunge organization (or committee), Perth is considered to be one of the safest and successful Polar Bear Plunges in Canada. O’Hearn commented on the unique nature of this year’s

plunge, noting that although the Legion has traditionally been the venue for the event, this will mark the first year the Legion was named as the recipient. As part of the tradition, the recipient for the following year’s plunge was announced on New Year’s Day. Perth’s Youth Action Kommittee (YAK) will be next year’s recipient. YAK has more than 600 members between 12 and 18 years of age, with a core group of 50 youth who come from the Perth and surrounding areas. Tanis Cowan, YAK’s executive director, explained that she would like to aim high and set a fundraising goal of $20,000 for the 2014 plunge. “We’re thrilled,” Cowan said, adding the young people themselves are 100 per cent behind the 2014 Polar Bear

Plunge and many youth will be taking the plunge themselves. “We already have been getting youth and their families who want to get involved… I think it’ll be a good show.” YAK regular, Sydney Perkins, said she is definitely planning on taking the plunge in 2014 “because people take risks for us youth so why can’t we take a risk too?” Perkins said she will try to find some friends to make the leap with her. With a full year before the 2014 plunge, Cowan is not taking a break from the planning of the event. Instead, she said she would like to start now to allow for an organized and successful event in 2014. “I think we’re going to need to start cheering everyone on now,” she laughed. “It’s going to be a busy year.”

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Country Music Heart Jam in memory of Ron McMunn set for Feb. 3 EMC Events – Country musicians from Lanark County and across eastern Ontario will perform in Carleton Place Sunday, Feb. 3 to remember local music legend Ron McMunn and raise funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. McMunn, who died of pancreatic cancer in July 2007, was well known across the region. Nicknamed ‘The Silver Fox,’ he was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1986. His sons Jamie and Jeff have continued the family tradition of country music. They will be among 21 individual or group acts who are scheduled to sing and play during what is being billed as the Ron McMunn ‘The Silver Fox’ Country Music 2013 Heart Jam. The annual event will be staged in the main upper hall of the Carleton Place arena complex from 1:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Doors open at 1 p.m. Last year’s event was a complete sellout and the capacity crowd of 400 raised $8,000 for the Ottawa Heart Institute. Bob White, a long-time employee of the Carleton Place recreation and culture department, is also familiar for his role in organizing fundraising events locally, especially country music shows. White is once again assisting with the early February venture. He says the jam, which has run for over two decades, will be in the style Ron McMunn preferred, unscripted and easy going. “This is an audience participation event, not a concert. People will be encouraged to get up and dance. It’s about having fun. “Of course it (jam) has also raised a lot of money over the years,” White notes. He says the organizing committee is hoping to equal or better last year’s total. White stresses that country music fans in Carleton Place, Lanark County and west Ottawa should purchase their tickets early if they plan to attend. “This is an extremely popular event. Last year we had to turn many away at the door. There were some very unhappy people. But the facility is limited to 400 and we are obligated to respect the safety regulations (provincial fire code).

“Don’t plan on purchasing tickets at the door,” White advises. “Buy them early at the outlets involved.” Tickets for the fundraiser at $15 and can be purchased at the Carleton Place Town Hall reception desk, Temptations, 117 Bridge St. in Carleton Place; the Naismith Pub on Ottawa Street in Almonte, Nicholson’s Sundries on Graham Street in Pakenham and at Mark’s Cobbler Shop on Gore Street East in Perth. Charlie Kitts of Almonte, a 2010 inductee into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame, is a member of the organizing committee. Kitts will again act as emcee and auctioneer for the afternoon and evening. Heart Month “The jam is held during Heart Month (February) and it is extremely popular,” Kitts says. “It started at the Army, Navy Air Force Club (in Carleton Place) and it’s been running for more than 20 years now.” Carleton Place Coun. Jerry Flynn, who is also well known for his involvement in local

musical events, is co-chairing the jam committee along with Darlene Thibault. Flynn says the event is an excellent fundraiser. “People really support it and obviously we hope that will continue this year. “We want to keep the Silver Fox element in there. Ron was so well known and it is great to see this continuing as a tribute to him.” The always popular auction, held as part of the event, includes homemade baked goods, Lanark County maple syrup, beauty products and other items. Two 15-minute auction breaks are scheduled during the venture. Anyone who wishes to donate an item for the auction is asked to telephone White at 613-2535046. The early February extravaganza will feature a who’s who of the country music scene in Lanark County, Ottawa and eastern Ontario. Besides the McMunn brothers other headliners include Fred Ducharme, a member of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame; well-known singer

John Foster; young Perth sensation Henry Norwood (he is gaining a major reputation in the region); George Chenier, who entertained during last year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Ottawa; Kathleen Stroud, one of the ever popular Mississippi Girls and Harry Adrain, a popular fixture on the Perth music scene. Also scheduled to take part are the Carleton Place duo Smokey Rose along with bands Ridin’ Shotgun and Blend N’ Roots. Among the local contingent is rising singer/songwriter Brea Lawrenson who, besides her regular work on the Ottawa pub circuit, has spent considerable time performing in Nashville and in suburban Franklin, Tennessee during the past three years. Carleton Place native Lawrenson is scheduled to return to Nashville soon to work on her songwriting as well as perform in and around the world country music capital. Jude Moffatt and Barry Munroe along with Gary Pond are also listed. The house band will be led by Andy Bowes of the Bowes Brothers on bass guitar. He is

expected to offer some of his trademark yodeling. Other members of the house band are fiddler Wade Foster, lead guitarist Brad Scott, steel guitar player Brian Ostrom (he too is a member of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame) and drummer Mike Belajac. John Bowes, (Bowes Brothers), will provide the sound for the jam. The house band opens proceedings at 1:45 p.m. At 2 p.m. Kitts will introduce Jeff McMunn and the event will kick into high gear. The volunteer organizing committee includes Flynn, Thibault, Kitts, White and Lee Hodgkinson. Thibault and Hodgkinson also perform as Smokey Rose. There are plenty of parking

spaces at the arena located on Neelin Street, behind Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. There is elevator access from the main lobby for the handicapped or anyone who finds stairs challenging. Waterfall Catering will provide the food for the day. The New Oak Tree is a major sponsor of this year’s Heart Institute fundraiser. Pledge forms will be available at the event for anyone who wishes to make a private donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute. Tax deductible receipts are issued to anyone who makes such a donation. For more information on the upcoming Ron McMunn ‘The Silver Fox’ Country Music 2013 Heart Jam telephone Flynn at 613-257-4748 or White at 613-253-5046.




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EMC News –More than 50 plungers braved the frigid waters of the Tay River on New Year’s Day during Perth’s annual Polar Bear Plunge, raising more than $10,000 for the Perth Legion. Above, Perth Polar Bear Plunge founder Dave Lavery, left, and Alfred von Mirbach were the first to take the plunge on New Year’s Day.


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(Pupatello) really dynamic and engaging,” she said of the former education, social and community services, and economic development and trade minister. Cornell said that Pupatello’s economic development work, in both the public and private sector, would bode well for Ontario as it continues to fight its way out of recession, but as one of the few non-Toronto-area candidates in the race. “She’s from Windsor so she is not from Toronto and she thinks beyond Toronto and that is important to me,” said Cornell. Cornell said she had made her mind up about Pupatello before a Carleton Place gathering of Liberals in December at the former Carambeck Public School. Other Liberals are being more tight-lipped about their choices to lead the Grits into a likely spring or early summer election. Graham Findlay, president

of the Carleton-Mississippi Mills Ontario Liberal riding association, is refraining from endorsing any candidate as he will be a returning officer for the delegate election at the Kanata Royal Canadian Legion hall on Jan. 12. Delegates elected to go to Toronto will either go representing a candidate for the first ballot or will be neutral and will make their mind up once in the big city. “It’s a complex process,” admitted Findlay. “I decided it was appropriate for me to be a team leader,” he added, rather than taking sides. Findlay said that, for him, one of the calculations that fellow Liberals must take into consideration is the electability of the leader heading in to what he is certain will be a provincial election. “It won’t be for a year from now,” he said. “It will be before then.” He also did not mince words as to the uphill battle the party faces if it wants to stay in

power in Queen’s Park. “The party has damaged itself in the last year,” Findlay said. “There has been a lot of good work done by this government. There has been a lot done but it has not been heralded… The last year has not been one to crow about.” He said that all of the leadership candidates were “all very interesting and all very competent,” but, unbidden, he offered that former education minister Gerard Kennedy “impressed” him, after seeing him at both the Carleton Place Grit gathering and at a debate at Carleton University in Ottawa. “He was the conscience of liberalism like Dalton (McGuinty) wasn’t,” he said. “(McGuinty) never

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judgment. Any one of them will be a good premier.� Bill MacDonald, the Liberal standard-bearer in the October 2011 provincial election, informed this newspaper that he will indeed be putting his name forward for the party nomination during the anticipated election, but he was not going to declare for any leadership candidate as yet, but he revealed that “I’m leaning towards Kathleen Wynne. She’s been very good to us.� When Wynne was transportation minister, she met with Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr and Perth Mayor John Fenik at the township offices to discuss local transportation matters about a year or so ago, followed by dinner at a Perth restaurant. “Kathleen is quite knowledgeable of the area, and she has held a number of portfolios. I can’t count the number of portfolios she’s had!� While his party colleagues will vote from 3 to 8 p.m. at the United Church in Sharbot Lake on Jan. 12, MacDonald himself will vote at the convention in Toronto. “I’m still evaluating,� said MacDonald. “They all have strengths. I don’t think that the party could lose with any of them.� Calls to Martin were not returned by press time, but according to a press release from the Wynne campaign, Martin first met Wynne at a meeting in the riding in 2009. He was running late to a meeting, and upon arrival, “Wynne immediately gut up from the table and came over to introduce herself and shake my

Simpson, Allan Mann, Tony Wilcox, Jackie Vanderveen-Oving, John Gregory and Deborah Smith (community services coordinator). Absent are Dean Ferguson, Sandy Grey, Leslie Lendrum, Angie Storey and Ken Clupp.

volunteers also respond to disasters in other communities in Ontario, across Canada and in the United States. In June, Red Cross volunteer Dean Ferguson deployed to Timmins to set up emergency shelters for communities fleeing forest fires, and then to Thunder Bay to provide shelter and outreach services to

residents whose homes were damaged by massive flooding. In July, three Lanark County Red Crossers deployed to Calabogie after a severe windstorm knocked down thousands of trees and power lines, damaging or destroying homes and cottages. Red Cross teams conducted door-

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 making them feel welcome.’ Kathleen’s ability connect and draw people in is genuine.� Wynne has held several portfolios in the McGuinty government, including education, aboriginal affairs, transportation, and housing and

municipal affairs. There are several high profile Liberal leadership races going on across the country, federally and in provinces like Quebec. Cornell joked that, after the Toronto convention, with the federal leadership convention set for April, “we (Liberals) will got to sleep Saturday, wake up Sunday, and three fourths of the people will get working on federal campaigns.�

to-door outreach searches and provided emergency food and drinking water to families affected by downed trees, blocked roadways and cut power. In October, the Lanark Red Cross team participated in a provincial emergency response training exercise, Exercise Trillium Resolve, which simulated severe weather events. 140 Red Cross volunteers across Ontario worked alongside 1,000 first respond-

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When local CRC-DM volunteers are not responding to disasters, they attend team meetings to plan and practice for emergency response. Exercises help increase their readiness to respond, and community outreach activities promote Red Cross services, raise awareness and recruit new volunteers. In August, the Lanark team supported Walmart’s annual Red Cross fundraising campaign by organizing and hosting a barbecue and packing clients’ purchases for Walmart’s cashiers. The Walmart campaign provides funds for direct aid to families in Lanark County affected by disasters, as well as training and exercises for local Red Cross volunteers. One of the team’s most important tasks is to promote personal preparedness among the residents of Lanark County, training them to prepare to handle disasters so they can recover more quickly. The Red Cross is only as strong as its volunteer base, and is currently recruiting volunteers to be local disaster responders, or to provide human resources and administrative support. If you want make a difference and would like to become part of a dynamic, energetic and committed team, please contact Robert or Stephanie Bray at or call 613-292-5941.

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EMC News – For Canadian Red Cross volunteers in Lanark County, 2012 proved to be the busiest year in the history of the team, and 2013 promises to be even more so. The Red Cross Disaster Management team, trained to help people affected by small or large disasters from house fires to tornadoes, has served Lanark County for almost four years. “Our 16 volunteers regularly make a difference in the lives of people affected by disasters in our community,� says Robert Bray, Red Cross volunteer lead in Lanark County. In 2012, Red Cross volunteers provided emergency assistance to 17 people displaced by house or apartment fires in Carleton Place, Merrickville and Smith Falls. They provided clients with immediate shelter, food, clothing, and personal hygiene/grooming products. In March, they worked with the Town of Smith Falls to set up an emergency shelter at the Gallipeau Centre to accommodate 500 evacuees from James Bay affected by spring flooding. Although the evacuation did not occur, the preparation was a valuable training exercise. Lanark County Red Cross


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Local district of Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency hosting summit Jan. 19 EMC News – The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) is a producer run organization which represents all aspects of the sheep, lamb and wool industry in the province. The District 9 committee, which represents producers in the areas of Lanark and Renfrew Counties plus the townships of West Carleton and March, is hosting an open meeting on Jan. 19 in Perth. The subject of the meeting will be the outlook for sheep farmers in 2013. Sheep producers, similar to other farm operators have just come through a challenging year of drought and depressed sale prices. All sheep producers are automatically members of OSMA but not all producers are aware of the resources that are available to them. The more people that get involved in the local organization, the better we can address the issues and benefit from sharing the considerable knowledge that exists in the community that is the sheep producers of Ontario. OSMA is mandated by the provincial government, as part of the

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The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency’s local District 9 committee will be hosting a ‘State of the Sheep Industry’ event Jan. 19 at the Perth Civitan Club, where

topics such as the new electronic ear tags, changes to license fees and the global market for lamb and wool products will be discussed.

OPP: More impaired drivers than ever in this year’s Festive RIDE campaign the province as OPP officers worked diligently to take impaired drivers off Ontario roads. Over the five and a half week campaign, OPP officers charged 693 persons with having a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over 0.08 (or over 80 milligrams). Officers also issued a total of 625 Warn Range suspensions to motorists caught driving with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.08 (or between 50 and 80 milligrams). During last year’s campaign (2011-2012), OPP officers charged 682 motorists

with impaired driving and issued a Warn Range suspension to 583 drivers. According to the OPP, there is no excuse for the number of impaired drivers being on the rise and it is a simple matter of people continuing to make bad decisions that impact public safety over the holidays. “We had hoped to see these numbers decrease significantly during this year’s campaign, in light of how much harder we have worked to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving,� said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis.

“Impaired driving continues to be the leading cause of criminal death in Canada and it is disappointing that we still have Ontario drivers who feel entitled to place other road users at risk of losing their lives to an impaired driver,� Lewis added. “In light of these Festive RIDE statistics, we will be as committed as ever in 2013 to incorporating the high visibility, professional traffic stops, public education and measurable outcomes supported by our Provincial Traffic Safety Program, in our ongoing effort to reduce impaired drivR0011849793

EMC News – Despite continued warnings that the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would be as visible as ever during their Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign, the OPP is disappointed that the number of motorists charged with impaired driving over the holidays is the highest it has been when compared to the last eight campaigns (from 2005 to present). This year’s Festive RIDE campaign was conducted from Nov. 24 to Jan. 2 and OPP RIDE stops were set up around the clock throughout

ing on Ontario roads,� said Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander of the OPP Highway Safety Division. The OPP is reminding the public that they will continue to conduct RIDE stops throughout the year on Ontario roads. The OPP would also like to thank and recognize Ontario drivers who kept everyone safe over the holidays by driving sober, as well as those who arranged for designated drivers and made alternate arrangements for getting home during their holiday celebrations.



Farm Products Marketing Act (1985), to enhance producers’ returns and provide consumers with quality sheep products. As we move into the year 2013 more and more of our communication is taking place over the Internet and there are many opportunities to do research online, but there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings and real sheep don’t fit on a computer screen. The District 9 committee is calling our event the ‘State of the Sheep Industry,’ and we hope producers and interested individuals from all over eastern Ontario will take this opportunity to meet and discuss a number of topics currently of interest to sheep producers. The agenda for the Saturday meeting will include: Dennis Fischer, chair of the OSMA board; Jennifer MacTavish, executive director, Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF); Eric Bjergso, general manager, Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers; and David Bentley, provincial director, OSMA District 9. There will be presentations on the ongoing projects within OSMA and the CSF. Topics will include the new electronic ear tags that will replace the current pink tags required for all sheep, changes to the license fees payable on sheep sales, the global market for lamb and wool products, also new education materials available to sheep producers will be on hand. The meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Perth Civitan Club, 6787 County Road 43, Perth, ON K0G 1B0, just east of town past the 3M plant. Cost is $10, which includes lunch. For more information and to preregister, contact Allan Burn, email cairnfarm@hotmail. com or phone 613-812-8407.




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Resident clarifies errors in defence critic’s letter DEAR EDITOR: Editor’s note: The following is in response to a letter to the editor published in the Dec. 27 edition of the EMC by John McKay, an MP and the Liberal Party of Canada’s Defence Critic. I wish to comment on the very biased and political letter printed in the (Dec. 27) EMC by John McKay of the Liberal Party of Canada. Mr. McKay either has his facts wrong and does not know it, or has purposely spun the facts for purely partisan political reasons. In either case, his points neither contribute to the F35 discussion or bode well for the men and the women who serve in the CF (Canadian Forces). To clarify the facts: first the cost, the government estimates that the capital costs, the money needed to buy the aircraft, is approximately $9 billion. The number Mr. McKay has quoted, $46 billion, is not the cost of the aircraft but what is called the life cycle costs of the aircraft which includes the capital costs as well as the estimated cost to keep the aircraft operating for 40 years.

To put it in perspective, if the same methodology is used for the acquisition of a $23,000 mid-size car, the lifecycle costs, capital and operating costs would be in the order of $13.5 million over 40 years. As the Liberal Defence Critic, Mr. McKay should know this. As for the alleged options, yes of course there are always options but only if you dumb down the Statement of Requirement, which means that Canada would get considerably older technology aircraft with significantly less capability than what has been recommended by the RCAF. Although Mr. McKay does not say it, less capability means higher risk for the men and the women of the RCAF that will fly the aircraft into combat. As the Liberal Defence Critic, Mr. McKay should also know this. Ian Parker Captain (RCN) (Retired) Carleton Place

EMC Editorial – Time is ticking away – there are just over two weeks left to nominate community volunteers for the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. Volunteerism in Leeds and Grenville and Lanark County is everywhere – from hundreds who gave of their time in the recent Salvation Army Kettle Campaign throughout the region, to the many folks who bring Smiths Falls’ Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario and Heritage House Museum to life, alongside the paid staff. Another shining example of volunteerism in our area is at the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS), where the organization heavily relies on volunteers and donations to keep the shelter running. One can’t forget the contributions made to local horticultural and historical societies, as well as agencies such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of both Lanark County and Leeds and Grenville, as well as the Kemptville and District Home Support Inc. (Cheryl J. Brown Centre), who look to volunteers to aid their home help, transportation and Meals on Wheels programs. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards came to be in 1986. Since that time more than 150,000 volunteers have been honoured through this program. The awards recognize volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedication to an organization. Adults are recognized in five year increments from five years to 60 plus, while youth, under the age of 24 are acknowledged in two year increments. Those who receive the awards are nominated by the organizations they are involved with whether that is a not for profit group, a board they may be sitting on, sports organization, - of course this is just a short list. The list is quite long when talking about volunteer work and its various possibilities and avenues. If one were to take all the volunteer hours a nominee may have put in over the course of five years, 10 years, or even 60 plus, and translate that into the dollar equivalent imagine the savings that figure would represent. Most volunteers say they get more out of it then they put in – but really when it comes to not for profits a penny saved is also priceless. Nomination deadline is Jan. 25. For more information or to nominate someone for these awards please visit the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration or follow this address

Nothing like skating on the Bonnechere to turn cheeks crimson EMC Lifestyles - No one minded the winter back in the ’30S. The colder the better. When the temperature dipped below 30 degrees, we knew the Bonnechere would be frozen solid, and it was safe to put on the skates. We kids were happy. My three brothers and Audrey had real skates, but mine were hateful bobs, the two bladed kind that were as dull as dishwater, which I had to use until the day my teacher arrived at the rink behind the Northcote School with a pair of black, blade skates for me. It didn’t bother me a bit that they were miles too big for me. Mother simply stuffed the toes with Father’s wool socks, and I was ready to hit the ice! Once the Bonnechere was ready, the boys, which always included the Thoms from the next farm, began the job of cleaning off the river. There were no fancy shovels back then. Father had nailed a piece of heavy tin to

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a board, and that worked perfectly. It was impossible to avoid cracks and bits of ice sticking up out of the frozen river, but there was enough of a surface cleared that a dozen of us could skate at the same time. Surviving many winters, and summers too, was the lean-to Father made to shelter us when we wanted a rest. It was made of several boards nailed to a couple two-byfours and propped against a cluster of cedars which had been cleared of their lower branches. Two small nail kegs held a plank so we could sit down under the lean-to. At the time, I doubted there was a better place to skate in all of Renfrew County!

Of course, I never went very far from the house without a lunch. So always, as well as toting down my skates to the river, I carried a brown paper bag with a sandwich or two, and perhaps a cookie as well. I had to guard this bag as if it were money from the bank, since I learned one day that when I went to have my snack, all that was left was a bit of wax paper scrunched up inside. No one admitted to the dastardly deed, but I strongly suspected my brother Emerson, and do to this day! The Thoms were big strapping boys, like my two older brothers, and they pretty well took over the ice. They played hockey, dominating most of

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size and shape to use in their hockey games! Fun on the Bonnechere went all Sunday afternoon. And when it came close to the time we had to head back to do the chores, we went to the lean-to and took off our skates, and trudged home. We always left enough time between skating and the chores to allow us the treat either Mother or Aunt Bertha Thom had ready for us. With Mother it was hot chocolate and ginger cookies! But at Aunt Bertha’s, it was hot chocolate and cupcakes! It’s hard not to remember the wonderful smell of those cupcakes as soon as we walked into the Thoms’ kitchen door. There was nothing fancy about our rink on the Bonnechere. There was nothing fancy about the skates we wore... my brothers and sister’s coming from a shoemaker’s store in Renfrew, traded for a few chickens and some of Mother’s sticky buns. It was a time when we

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made do with what we had. I don’t think we ever had a real hockey puck. The horse buns suited just fine. And long before Frisbees were invented, in the wintertime, when everything had frozen solid, there was nothing better to hurl through the air, than a solid “cow chip.” I never liked to be on the receiving end of one, but my brothers never tired of hurling them at each other, the greatest fun coming when one broke in mid air over someone’s head! Winter was a time of great frivolity. When the day came to a close, and with our outer clothes draped over the wood box beside the Findlay Oval to dry, our cheeks would be crimson, and often I could barely keep my eyes open to eat my supper. And I would look around the table, laden with food, all produced on our own farm, and I would think, I was just about the luckiest little girl in all of Renfrew County.

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Hudak’s right-to-work would lead to labour chaos: economics expert By DEREK DUNN

EMC News – The Progressive Conservatives vow to bring in U.S.-style right-towork legislation if the party wins the next election. But an economics expert at Carleton University says that would lead to lower wages for all Ontario workers, usher in labour chaos and further damage the Ontario economy. A party “white paper� was released recently to gauge voter feedback. While not a series of campaign promises, it is considered the direction leader Tim Hudak and the party intends to go. Sweeping changes to strip unions of power is at its core. “It’s time for Ontario to reexamine outdated workplace rules that date back to the 1940s and adapt them to the much more flexible requirements of today’s employees,� reads the Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets. “We must realize that labour flexibility and more opportunities for workers are essential to retaining and attracting the very best talent to our province.� The white paper goes on to say a series of government policies favour union leaders over employees and their employers in ways that reduce opportunities for individual workers and are obstacles to economic growth.

“Union leaders have become so powerful that many employees in effect have two bosses, their actual employer and the people who run their union,� reads the white paper. “Mandatory union membership, forced paycheque contributions, closed tendering for government contracts and the artificial restriction on the number of our youth able to enter the skilled trades – these are not policies that foster the open, innovative economy Ontario needs.� U.S. President Barak Obama recently commented on states - such as the one-time union powerhouse Michigan - enacting right-to-work legislation. He called it “right to work for less� legislation. It’s a phrase Justin Paulson, assistant professor of sociology and political economy at Carleton, said accurately captures what happens in those regions. Alabama and about 23 others with right-towork have the lowest wages; when workers are divided they are more vulnerable. “Encouraging employees to opt out of paying dues substantially weakens any union’s ability to negotiate on behalf of all of its members,� said Paulson, who studied in the U.S. “The result is almost always weaker unions and lower wages. This is uncontroversial; the lowest in the U.S. are in right-to-work states, and while right-to-work proponents claim that this is somehow offset by the creation

of more jobs, the dynamics behind employment and unemployment are far more complicated than whether or not strong unions exist.� Paulson said a “flexible� workforce – the ability to fire workers and restructure almost at will – only sometimes increases profits. He said the idea that cheap labour always equals high profit is “rather sophomoric.� It might have an effect in the short term, but it doesn’t account for other variables and doesn’t hold for all industries. The assumption in the PC argument is that corporations don’t like unions. Paulson said that is far from always the case; that unions reduce employee turnover, add experience, and bring other benefits. A wellpaid workforce usually means fewer social problems that require government intervention; intervention that requires taxes from corporations. He added that the bulk of investors are from within a given region. There are not many outside investors considering a move to Ontario. So to discard labour laws that have worked for 70 years in the hope of attracting outside entrepreneurs isn’t a wise decision. “For all the rhetoric of companies being able to pick up and move to the ‘most attractive’ locales, it’s mostly smokeand-mirrors, just as the outcries about outsourcing in the 1990s were pretty much red herrings,�

Paulson said. McDonald’s can’t have an Ontario customer’s burger flipped in Mexico. “Most companies, and certainly most factory operations, are not able to move. And there are all sorts of factors at play – unionization is just one among a great many – in choosing where to establish a new business operation.� Paulson joins a growing list of economists and others, along with groups like the right-leaning International Monetary Fund, who say taking an austerity approach hasn’t fixed problems in Europe, and likely won’t improve the stalled situation in places like Ontario. He said cutting back the size of government might be ideologically appealing to some, but it is the opposite of what needs to happen to grow an economy. “You can’t get out of a stagnant economy by austerity,� Paulson said. “You have to grow your way out of deficit; if the goal is to eliminate a deficit.� Austerity needed Jack MacLaren said austerity measures are the only way to go; that the private sector in this province has taken a hit to the tune of some 60,000 jobs and now it is the public sector’s turn. “Everybody in our society is going to have to shoulder the burden,� said the CarletonMississippi Mills MPP, adding that high taxes are collected to pay for an educated, healthy

workforce, but that the time has come for Ontario to compete with other jurisdictions. “We are living beyond our means,� MacLaren said. “We haven’t paid the true costs of government as we’ve gone along. And now it’s come home to roost.� He said unions served a purpose in the past, but that individuals can nogiatate wages on their own or move to another province that will appreciate their skills. MacLaren dismisses the notion that government can have a hand in shaping and growing an economy. The best it can do is clear up red tape for the private sector. His universal statement is that the private sector does a better job: every time. He even downplays taxpayers’ investment in his own salary. “As someone in the public sector, I’m a burden on society,� MacLaren said. “If government is smaller with fewer workers, we’ll tax you less.� He is on board with his party’s plan to enact right-to-work legislation. He especially holds that lower business taxes will attract more investors, which in turn will create more jobs, which in turn will drive wages up. Paulson doesn’t buy that line of argument. “It won’t work. The whole right-to-work strikes me as a straight union-busting tactic. It serves an ideological function, but that’s it,� he said.

“The idea that it would bring up wages is ridiculous. It’s just not mainstream economics.� He said austerity measures – cutting government jobs, reducing wages, failing to add stimulus - puts an economy into a recessionary tailspin or, at best, a kind of stagflation. Ontario, with some of the lowest corporate taxes in North America, would benefit from raising them, according to Paulson. Union violence His fear is that if Ontario continues to go after unions – much like the Liberals did with teachers – it will embolden the more radical left-wingers in the union movement. For the last 30 years or so, moderate union leaders have won the support of the majority with steady increases in pay. Should that fall away, the moderates’ grip on union workers would slip. Few remember how wildcat strikes, vandalism, even all out rioting and violence, happened with some frequency in North America. Business suffered, workers suffered, all agreed laws respecting workers were needed in order to benefit the whole. “I think you should have concerns,� Paulson said, pointing to last year’s student uprisings in Quebec and elsewhere. He said these things are unpredictable, but it could get a whole lot worse if governments insist on eliminating deficits rather than grow economies.

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quire, of course, time, since trees grow slowly. Hence, it is better to start sooner than later!” This background leads naturally and ultimately to the topic of death in our forests. Large dead trees and large dead animals are vital to healthy forest ecosystems, and can be considered two indicators of restored forests. There is a natural rate of mortality and the forest floor would at one time have been strewn with both dead trees (slow to decay) and dead animals (fast to decay). The importance of dead big trees is already rather well understood Dr. Keddy says. Scientists have known for years about the importance of dead trees, both standing and fallen. Standing dead trees, sometimes known as snags, provide important wildlife habitat. They provide holes and dens for wild species including woodpeckers, flying squirrels, tree frogs and porcupines. Some have called such trees ‘apartment buildings for nature.’ Fallen dead trees, known as ‘coarse woody debris,’ have received somewhat less attention. However, fallen dead wood is vital to forests. Fallen dead trees also provide habitat for animals, particularly reptiles and amphibians (e.g., salamanders, frogs). A piece of coarse woody debris will be teeming with more life than when it was standing alive and erect – a life after death experience! Hence, when large logs are removed from forests, many plant and animal species suffer. But what about big, dead animals? This will be Dr. Keddy’s main focus as we know least about this aspect of forest ecology. Today this means mostly deer, but in the recent past moose, elk and caribou were also important. He adds, “But I want to make it clear from the start that this general principle applies way beyond Lanark County and beyond forests. Think of a dead elephant





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Within hours on a sunny morning in March, a pile of trim on a beaver pond in Lanark County, above, attracted a bald eagle, below, a coyote and 21 crows and ravens. The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ latest installment in their public lecture series will discuss the significance of large dead animals in our forests on Jan. 17 at the Almonte United Church. in South Africa, or a dead Bison in Alberta. These are not aberrations, or tragedies, but the basis of an enormous food web and a sign of a healthy ecosystem.” We can call dead animals ‘coarse meaty debris’ to emphasize similarities to coarse woody debris. They are large pieces of biological material that, left in place, will support a rich variety of other species. Their great value in energy and nutrients contributes to their far more rapid disappearance relative to dead trees. A tree may take decades to disappear, while a carcass can take only days.” Carcasses arise out of death. It may be death from starvation in deep snow, death from old age and dis-

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tal to the survival of many animals. Summer carcasses have their own story, since many kinds of summer birds and insects participate in the feast. There may, or may not, be time for Dr. Keddy to talk about burying beetles, but the topic of carcasses is a good place to begin a long cold winter. Perhaps Sam McGee already knew this story. Discover which species visit a winter carcass feeding station in Dr. Keddy’s forest and what may feed on you if you succumb to the cold while snowshoeing. Tell us about animals you have seen feeding on winter carcasses. Let’s start the conversation about how we get more large carcasses back in our forests. Dr. Keddy’s lecture “Coarse Meaty Debris: The Significance of Large Dead Animals in Our Forests” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte. All are welcome ($5 fee for nonmembers). For further information, please contact MVFN’s program chair Cathy Keddy at 613-257-3089. Submitted by Cathy Keddy, program chair, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.


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ease, or death from a large carnivore such as a wolf. If you visit a winter carcass, the first thing that stands out is the amount of activity around it. The snow is often beaten flat, with trails radiating out in all directions. The carcass is gone in a matter of days, with even the bones scattered in all directions. Large birds of prey such as golden eagles and bald eagles may arrive first. Smaller scavengers such as crows and ravens feed among the eagles. Turkey vultures also come early. Many mammals including fishers, minks, and other weasels come to enjoy. What is more surprising, perhaps, is the number of smaller birds that are attracted to carcasses, such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, and chickadees. Keddy says, “Think of all the birds that visit a feeder to eat suet. A suet feeder is really a small carcass for wild birds. It replaces a food source they used to find whenever wolves or cougars killed a moose or deer.” Even the bones are soon dispersed. Bones contain phosphorus, a vital nutrient for producing more bones in living animals. Many kinds of small mammals arrive to gnaw on the bones. Winter carcasses are vi-

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EMC News – The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ (MVFN) 2012-2013 public lecture series, ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet,’ continues Jan. 17 with the fourth presentation, “Coarse Meaty Debris: The Significance of Large Dead Animals in Our Forests.” You do not need to be an expert to enjoy the presentations – just possess a curiosity or appreciation for wild nature. Cottagers, hunters, fishermen, canoeists, hikers, campers, artists and seasoned field naturalists alike will find something to interest them as we explore what lives in Lanark County and how best to protect it for future generations. Refreshments are offered at each lecture. This lecture will be presented by Dr. Paul Keddy, a biologist and writer now living in the forests of Lanark County. A professor of ecology for 30 years, he has published over 100 scholarly papers. He achieved international designation as a Highly Cited Researcher, has received awards from several scientific societies, and locally, is an MVFN-designated Champion for Nature. He has published several books used in university courses, including ‘Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation.’ His recent lectures have included Washington, Toronto, Madrid, and Lyon. This year he will start with a lecture in Almonte, on a topic that is new and timely, the role of death in winter forests. To prepare us for death’s bounty, Dr. Keddy will first give us a brief overview of forest restoration. There are, he says, a few simple steps which we can all take to begin to restore our native forests. He wrote about these steps in a scholarly paper back in 1996 (see and said encouragingly, “It is entirely possible for us to restore large tracts of native forest this century, to repair the damage our species has caused. This will re-

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LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL HOME TO RETIRE TO, IN SENSATIONAL SMITHS FALLS, THIS IS IT‌.As you approach this custom Bungalow, you will be impressed by the inviting Veranda & custom landscaping. This friendly neighbourhood is nestled on a well manicured streetscape, within walking distance to all amenities, ideal location for your daily walk! Pride of ownership is evident from OPEN HOUSE the moment you step onto gleaming SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1-3 PM Hrdwd oors, impeccably appointed Lvgrm, as well as the open concept entertaining sized Kitchen/Island, Family Rm & elegant Dining Area. The MBR is grand with an elegant Ensuite. Just Wait until you see the amazing LL, it is unbelievably designed for those who desire space for His & Her OfďŹ ces & a Fab Fam Rm to play with the Grand Kids. DON’T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME (PS: SNOWBIRDS WILL LOVE THE $8000 SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM). Hosted by Sharon MLS#849907

EXCELLENT SIGNAGE OPPORTUNITY FOR POTENTIAL BUSINESS WITH NEWLY INSTALLED SEPTIC! Think Antiques, Mechanic, Pet Grooming, unlimited potential IN this Hwy Commercial Zoning. . This 4 Car Gar/ Workshop/Paint Booth + Lg 2ND Garage is located midway OPEN HOUSE between Perth & Carleton SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1-3 PM Place. This property allows an active family to have a Home Based Business & live in a charming Century Home. Unique architectural details incl; wide baseboards, large country Kit with wainscoting, Sunlit Gallery, main  Fam Rm & an open staircase leading to 3 Bdrms. Decadent MBR boasts vaulted ceiling, walk in closet & relaxing sitting room. SEEING IS BELIEVING! Hosted by Danette MLS#846456



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A WOW PROPERTY FOR NATURE LOVERS, 8.24 PRIVATE TREED ACRES include; groomed nature trails, an abundance of wildlife, towering trees & on top of all this, an easy commute to Ottawa for commuters who just want to live quietly in the country! This immaculate 3 Bdrm, 1 Bth Bungalow boasts an attached 2 car Gar with handy inside entrance & sought after storage loft. The Martha Stewart country style Pine Kitchen is a winner, with a sunlit, open concept, Dining area that leads to an expansive Deck for entertaining. Sparkling Hrdwd rs invite you to an elegant Living Rm with picture window providing panoramic views of a Currier & Ives landscape, pool & woodland. The expansive LL Family Rm with heat efďŹ cient Pellet woodstove is simply fun-ďŹ lled. The elegant Guest Bdrm & storage galore complete the picture‌. SPREAD YOUR WINGS IN THIS WHOLESOME COUNTRY SETTING! MLS#844835




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ENCHANTING CENTURY HOME & EQUESTRIAN FACILITY SITS AGELESSLY ON 48 ACRES OF PRIME PASTORAL LAND. Don’t pay Boarding fees when the best of both worlds is conveniently located mins to Carleton Place & Heritage Perth. This “one of a kindâ€? setting offers excellent signage & lge outbuildings. The Equestrian can move in & offer immediate Boarding for 17 horses, Riding Lessons etc. This sturdy, renovated facility boasts; 17 stalls, 7 fenced riding paddocks, sand ring & round pen. The 3 St, Brick home features original appointments thruout; wide trim/ceiling medallions, 10 ft ceiling, crown mouldings & Hrd rs. A WOW reno’d country Kit, main level 3 Pc Bth/Ldry, a DNR that seats 14, yesteryear Oak Staircase leading to 4 Bdrms. 3RD FLOOR ATTIC, YOURS TO BE DEVELOPED!

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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.

Euchre- 4 hand, Jan. 10, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. January 21- Almonte Quilters Guild will meet at Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street. Monthly meeting 7-9:00 p.m. Jen (613)256-5858 or e-mail: peys@ Legion Branch 240, Saturday, January 12, Cooper Street 3-7 p.m. Natural Therapies monthly talks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Almonte, every 3rd Wednesday of month at 7 p.m. January 23, 7 p.m., Nancy Kerr-Wilson, Spiritual Intuitive. 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)2571467.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Info: 613-256-8339. Hospital Dessert Bridge. Wednesday, January 16, 1 p.m. in the hospital board room. Call Linda to reserve a table 613-2574715. Ruth and Brooke McNabb will do a presentation of their trek along the El Camino in Spain to entice hikers to take this pilgrimage in October. Zion-Memorial United Church, January 16 at 7. Seniors 50 & over, join the Sunset Club for fun and games, trips, etc. Meeting at Legion, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Info: 2578102. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Jan. 17. West Carleton Monthly Coupon exchange Group. Wed. Jan. 23, 7-8:30 pm at Buster’s. RSVP

Baby Talk- Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Jan. 14, Wed., Jan. 16, Fri., Jan. 18, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville Horticultural Society monthly meeting. Wednesday, January 16th, 7:30 PM, Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Rd. 43. New members and guests welcome. 613-258-4645. Legion BreakfastJan 19. 8-10 am.

1:00pm-3:00pm Fun and Fitness Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St Andrew’s United Church. Info: Kara (613)2592182. Get WITH It! Mon. Jan. 14

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and Wed. Jan. 16. 5:30-7 p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Legion Br. 395 Birthday Saturdays. Music by local musicians. Light Lunch. Dec. 15. Line Dancing. Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. St Andrew’s United Church, Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: 613-492-0291. Pickleball, Monday, Jan. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Public School gym, Lanark. Paddles and balls provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) Info: 613-492-0291.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Good N’ Country, pork dinner 6 p.m., January 11. Legion. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Harry Adrain, chicken dinner 6 p.m., January 18. Legion. Lessons at Cedar Cove Summer School. English Smocking, Jan. 13. Spinning Jan. 19. 613269-4238. Merrickville Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall. All current members of the society invited to attend. 613-269-2022

Brain Injury- Moving on Group, meet at 1 Sherbrooke St., the second and last Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Kathy (613)283-7795. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m. every Thursday evening at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with memory loss. Every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30-3:30. Smiths Falls, 4 George St. Includes activities, lunch and in town transportation. Info: 1(800)511-1911. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. 10 Herriott St., Perth. Sponsor: Connections. Free prenatal vitamins, milk, fruit, vegetables. Info: Maureen 257-2779. 1-888-284-2204. Keenagers (Seniors) meets Thursday morning (Jan. 10) at 10 a.m. at Perth Lions Hall. Sponsor: Asbury Free Methodist Church. All seniors welcome. Info: 613267-2345. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: (613)264-2767, www. lccameraclub .com Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. January 11. Info:

(613)259-2569 or (613)283-8703. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. Jan. 23, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613-264-8252. Pet Intel. Behaviour Centre Grand Opening. Jan. 13, 12-3 p.m. 99 Dufferin St. Unit D (behind Wendy’s). Pet Intel provides LAWS dog adopters support following adoption. LAWS’ training and behaviour service provider. 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. St James Anglican Church, Perth, will host a Community Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12, 4:30-6 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Everyone welcome. St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St W., Community Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 19, 4:30-6 pm. Everyone welcome. The Butterfly Fan Club, Thursday January 17, Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group, 7-9 p.m. Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen (613)812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays 5 p.m. at Community Care. Info: Barbara 613-2672040.

4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. A community “potluck” dinner and music jam- January 19th, ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. Dinner 5 p.m., open mike music 7-10 p.m. Glenn Russell 613-273-2571. Annual General Meeting of the Middleville Agricultural Society on Wednesday, January 16, 7 p.m. in Middleville United Church. Info: Audrey at 613-2545050. Balderson United Church, Old Fashioned Hymn Sing with dancers and fiddle tunes. Sun. Jan. 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Barry Munro and the Moffatt Sisters, country/gospel concert. St. George’s Church, Clayton, Sunday January 13, 2 PM. Light refreshments. Info 613-256-9010. Bumper shuffleboard and cribbage, every Wednesday afternoon, 3-6 p.m. Branch Hall, Legion Br 542, Westport. C.A.R.E. Program for frail adults. (Mondays, Lanark, North Lanark Community Health Center) and (Fridays, CPHC Building, 15 Bates Dr.). (613)264-0307. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, January 18. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Darts, open to public, every Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Legion Br 542, Westport. Fun and Fitness exercise classes for seniors and older adults, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. Fun and Fitness Mondays 9:3010:30, Middleville Community Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Ferguson Falls Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. See RURAL page 16


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Fun and Fitness Wednesdays Lower Mobility Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., North Lanark Community Health Centre. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, January 13, McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Kitley Elders potluck lunch. January 17, 12 noon. Anglican Church Hall, Newbliss. All welcome. (613)284-0307. Leeds Cattlemens Assoc. Annual Meeting. Sat. Jan. 12. St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, Lyndhurst. Luncheon 12 noon. Meeting to follow. Guest speaker: Rick Hobbs, cow/calf operator. Info. Blair 613-387-3983. Monday Nite Bingo, Legion Br 542, Westport. Doors open 6:15 starts at 7:15. 613-2733615. Quilting & Sewing Club meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. Rideau Snowmobile Club, Annual Breakfast, Sunday, January 13, Pierce’s Corners Hall. 8:30-11 a.m. Info: Wayne Avery 613-489-3265 or Shane Poulter 613-258-4767. Ruby Tuesdays- information and support group for women. North Lanark Community Health Centre, every other Tuesday, 1:003:00. Info: Sherry (613)259-2182. Saturday Seekers- Saturday, January 19th, 2-3:30 p.m. ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Children aged

5-11 years spend time listening to Bible stories, singing, playing cooperative games and learning more about Christianity. All faiths welcome. (613-273-9005). Shuffleboard, Thurs. Jan. 17, 10:30 am, Watson’s Corners Hall. Brown bag lunch. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info 613-4920291. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, January 12, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Chinese Auction, January 19, 7 p.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Spaghetti Night, All You can eat Friday, January 18. Legion Br 542, Westport. Youth group will meet at the Elgin Community Hall, January 16, 23 and 30 at 3:30-5:30. Info Dayna McCumber 1-800-928-2250.

Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)2844608 or 1(877)383-2070. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)2844608 or 1-877-383-2070. Bingo, every Thursday evening, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Le-

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gion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Bridge Club every Monday night, Legion Br. 95, 7 Main St. E., 7 p.m. Partnership Terry Fagan, (613)283-6393. EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)January 15, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. Movie Night- Madagascar 3. Jan. 18. Smiths Falls Civitan Club. Doors open 6, movies starts 7. Canteen. 613-284-2042. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 20 9-1, Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St W. Info: (613)283-1550, (613)2836000, (613)275-2433. Roast Beef Dinner- Jan. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St. W. 613283-1550, 613-283-2098- 613275-2433. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, meet monthly for encouragement and support. Come share your gift. Info: Helen (613)284-2243. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, will be at Coffee Culture, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 15. Originals, covers, Christmas carols. Info: Helen (613)2842243. W.I.P (Work in progress) ladies night out presents “Health & Tea” experience. Come out for fun, fellowship, and food. Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church, Hwy 295. Friday January 11th, 7-8:30 PM. Free babysitting. Info 613-2835383

Canadian 4-H Council celebrates 100 years of helping shape and foster future agricultural leaders EMC News – The Canadian 4-H Council has announced a series of ambitious initiatives and events for 2013 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Canada. The first club opened in Roland, Manitoba in 1913 and for the last century, 4-H has continued to play an important role in helping young people develop the self-confidence and skills needed to become well-rounded and responsible citizens. “More than two million young Canadians have enriched their lives and the lives of others through their 4-H experience,” said council president Rob Black. “Our centennial celebrations and activities reflect that legacy and point the organization towards to the future.” The 4-H centennial projects include: • A national food drive that will see 4-H members

and clubs across Canada collect food and cash donations for local food banks with the objective of setting a record for the most food collected by an organization in one year; • A centennial gala evening to be held in May in Winnipeg to give a nod to the importance of food production, sustainability and the role of youth as future agricultural leaders; • A campaign called “$100 for 100 Years” that will give past and present 4-H members, their families and clubs an opportunity to donate to a legacy fund for future programming; • A Canada Post issued commemorative envelope marking the 4-H centennial; • A video competition called ‘Shout Out for Ag’ to give 4-Hers the opportunity to create a 30-second video expressing a positive message about agriculture; • As an extension to 4-H provincial public speaking programs, 4-H Canada will make

available videos of the final provincial competitions on its website; • A living history website to showcase and celebrate the past and present of 4-H in Canada; and • A global 4-H Youth Ag Summit to be held in Calgary, Alberta in August 2013, that will bring together 120 delegates from more than 20 countries to discuss how to overcome the challenges of feeding a growing world population. Supported by the Canadian 4-H Foundation, sponsors and donors, the Canadian 4-H Council through its staff, organizes and coordinates national and international conferences, exchanges, scholarships which focus on leadership development, career choices in agriculture, technology transfer and other pressing issues affecting rural communities and their young people.

Let It Rot Put a composter in your backyard or use your green bin to reduce household waste. Composting organics has two key benefits: it reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and when added to your garden, helps nourish soil and plants.

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Drivers please spare a thought for the poor pedestrian EMC Lifestyle – People often say, “Be careful what you wish for.” Well, I got the 50 centimetres of snow I mentioned in my last column and then some. As of this writing there hasn’t been any more freezing rain, the scourge of eastern Ontario in recent winters. I can live with snow – well, in truth there is no choice is there? But now that skiers, snow boarders and snowmobilers have what they were hoping for I would be just as happy if it turned cold and stayed that way. The colder it is in winter, the less precipitation! At the moment, with so much snow on the ground, driving in urban areas in particular can be a major challenge. The plows have pushed the white stuff into huge banks which, in residential neighbourhoods at least, reduces the field of vision for motorists. At present it is hard for drivers to see as they back out of their laneways. If they can’t see properly it is very likely their vehicles are also hidden which creates problems for motorists already on the street. The same can be true at main intersections during and immediately after major snowfalls. So, the operative words at the moment are “be careful” and above all “take your time.” Considering the speed so many people travel in their vehicles today, the margin for error on slippery streets and highways is that much less. If it’s difficult driving during the current conditions then consider the plight of pedestrians. As I have noted on several occasions in this space, I am a daily walker. During the warm weather months I generally follow a circuit about five kilometres in length. I also have a shorter route I take if time is an issue or weather conditions are unfavorable. I walk because it is good for my health. Therefore I am on the streets and sidewalks

by choice, not because I have to be there. I compensate for weather conditions by wearing the appropriate footwear and clothing and taking additional precautions depending on the conditions. I’m among a small army of walkers and runners in Carleton Place and I meet many others during my daily sorties. Most often it is the same people because, like me, the majority are creatures of habit. Sometimes I stop and talk to these folks. The main complaint I hear from walkers, runners and also cyclists (this is actually a year-round issue) is their ongoing battle with motorists. While some drivers are good and do their best to compensate for the presence of those on foot, many others could care less based on their actions. The truth is pedestrians almost always have the right of way. It’s a theory I don’t often test however. Incidents up Close calls involving motor vehicle operators and pedestrians or cyclists are a regular occurrence. As the number of people walking, running and cycling increases, so does the number of motor vehicle versus pedestrian mishaps. This is especially true in major urban communities. The Greater Toronto Area for example has experienced an alarming increase in such occurrences recently. Sadly many incidents end in serious injury or even death. Obviously it is usually the person on foot who comes out on the wrong end! Those of us who walk, run or cycle by choice are also used to the hazards and generally take the necessary precautions. But we are only as safe as those we encounter on our travels. If motorists aren’t willing to compensate for the presence of pedestrians or those on bicycles, the likelihood of problems increases. Still, the people I feel sorry for and at this time of year in

on the ground). At this time of year those on foot – especially the elderly and infirm – have to pick their way across icy intersections, try to navigate through snow or climb over snow banks and frozen ridges on the road. Therefore the time it takes them to cross a street or intersection increases. When it’s slippery the distance required to stop a vehicle safely is a far bigger issue. Drivers should be taking that into account and they should also remember to yield to pedestrians. If motorists fail to take all of the factors I have outlined into consideration, the result could be tragedy. The number of serious pedestrian vs. motor vehicle incidents is on the rise based on what I am reading and hearing. The potential for such occurrences is always there and that’s especially true during winter. I refuse to use the word “accident” because an accident is something that can’t be avoided. Motor vehicle-pedestrian


particular are those forced to walk because they have no other means of transportation. It is a particular problem in small communities where the only form of public transportation is taxi cabs. Many people, especially seniors on fixed incomes, can’t afford taxis. Therefore they walk to and from the supermarket or to their other daily appointments and in all kinds of weather. It is one thing to be drenched because a thoughtless person drives through puddles or along water-filled gutters. It’s another thing altogether when motorists fail to account for winter conditions when they encounter people on foot (obviously fewer people cycle when there’s snow or ice

mishaps can ALL be avoided. It is up to everyone involved to exercise due caution. Drive or walk according to the conditions. Motorists need to slow down because speed is the main contributing factor in such mishaps. Pedestrians have to carefully consider if the conditions will allow them to cross the street or highway safely when there is approaching traffic. Walkers and runners who are going to be out after dark must try to be visible. As a driver I often encounter people on foot, after dark in poorly lit areas that are also dressed from head to foot in dark clothing. Honestly, any walker who ventures out after dark in solid black clothing isn’t using their head. Wear light coloured coats and boots and if you regularly walk or run after dark add luminous strips to your kit or carry a flashlight. Common sense can play a very beneficial role, especially at this time of year.




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Winners announced in LAWS holiday raffle Vitello Toscana over garlic EMC Lifestyle – Congratulations to the winners of the LAWS raffle held on Dec. 17. First place went to Karen Byskov of Ottawa (ticket number 15355), second was LD Huskins of Almonte (ticket number 13279) and third was John Taylor of Carleton Place (ticket number 11009). Thank you to all who purchased tickets! We wish to thank the following for their continued support of LAWS: Students at Glen Tay Public School in Perth for their generous donation of Canadian Tire money, laundry detergent, food and other donated items; Marcia Scott from “Happy Hound;� Dana O’Neill from Meyers Transport for bringing in “tons� of dog related items on a regular basis; students at Duncan J. Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls for their donation of food and blankets. Waiting for loving homes Vixen Breed: Hound X, (possibly Dalmatian) Colour: White with Orange markings Sex: Female Age: three-years-old I am a very sweet, polite, and affectionate girl. I’m a little shy at first but I warm up quickly to kind and gentle people. I have orange “freckles� everywhere on

my body...irresistibly cute! Do you know what I’d really go for? A calm and cozy home where I could sleep at your feet or...cuddle on the sofa if it’s allowed! I would also need long walks and

runs, does that suit you too? I know the “doggie rules of conduct� and I abide by them at all times so it’s very easy for other dogs to get along with me.

This Week’s Pets Sex: Male Age: nine-years-old I am a kind and gentle giant and I was known as the “Town Visitor� in my old neighbourhood! I came in at the same time as Jessie (Black Labrador Retriever) because of a change in life circumstances in our owner’s life. I love treats so much that I’ll trick you into giving them to me for free but if you save them for “serious� training it will keep me on my toes! I love life and I was born to interact with humans and dogs! I thrive on attention and affection. After all, I am a Lab!

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They say that I’m a “gorgeous black beauty,� don’t you think so too? I came in to the shelter at the same time as Major (Yellow Labrador Retriever). Our owner’s life circumstances changed and he was worried about us. Thank goodness for the kind people here, they put his mind at ease. I am an extremely friendly and social girl with all people including children as well as other dogs. I am always ready to play, be silly, learn, train and to follow humans in their daily activities. I love treats just as much as Major! Apparently, I have very good off-leash potential. Would I fit into your home? Lanark Animal Welfare Society is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613-283-9308, or email at Visit our website at www. Please also check out www.AdoptADog. TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.

mashed potatoes a Mediterranean take on veal EMC Lifestyle – Discover the mild flavour of tender veal. This high-quality protein is an excellent source of iron, zinc and vitamin B12. It’s leaner and lower in saturated fat than pork, chicken and beef. Mediterranean food flavors are famous worldwide – olive oil, garlic, onions and mushrooms, tomatoes, olives and, of course, wine. When veal is added and served over garlic mashed potatoes, the result is nothing short of fantastic! Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 to 35 minutes Servings: six Ingredients: Vitello Toscana: • 2 tbsp (25 mL) each olive oil and butter • 2 medium Ontario onions, sliced • 2 tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper • 6 veal chops • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine • 2 cups (500mL) sliced mushrooms • 2 cups (500 mL) stewed

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Collectible Toy Show and Sale to support children of Lanark County EMC Events – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is hosting its annual Collectible Toy Show and Sale at the Almonte Civitan Hall on Jan. 26 and everyone is welcome to attend. They are pleased to announce that Gale Real Estate (Royal LePage) has come on board as title sponsor this year. The agency is striving to present a well balanced selection of contemporary and vintage diecast replicas ranging from farm toys, construction equipment to truck replicas. NASCAR, car replicas and other vehicle offerings will also be showcased. Model trains, dolls and doll accessories will also be available to view and purchase, along with many other collectible toys. Also new this year are, a vendor with puppets made from stuffed toys, a collector of doll house miniatures, and so much more. There truly is something for the whole family. In 2012, more than 30 vendors and exhibitors participated, with a vast selection of toys and collectibles that appeal to the whole family. Last year’s event drew in almost 300 people from all over eastern Ontario, and many of the same vendors and exhibitors are returning this year to showcase their collections and new items for sale. Mark the date in your books and show up early for the best deals. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is only $5 at the door, with children under 12 free. There will be door prizes to make this day even more entertaining. The Almonte Civitan Club will have their canteen open for the event. Make it a family affair, stay for lunch, and share memories of your childhood with the next generation! All net proceeds from the toy show will be used to help continue mentoring programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters

tion that mentoring is more than just a “nice service,â€? it is essential to the healthy development of youth: • Seventy-eight per cent of former Little Brothers who came from a social assistance background do not rely on social assistance as adults. • Little Brothers and Little Sisters were found to be 46 per cent less likely to initiate drug use than children studied in the control group. • Little Brothers and Little Sisters were found to be 27 per cent less likely to initiate alcohol use than children studied in the control group. More information about the agency can be found on their website at or by calling their office at 613-283-0570. Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County are busy preparing for their annual Collectible Toy Show and Sale, set for Jan. 26 at the Almonte Civitan Hall. This year, the title sponsor for the show will be Royal LePage Gale Real Estate. Above, one of the more than 30 vendors and exhibitors from last year’s event showcases his selection of collectibles. Submitted photos

of Lanark County, a local children’s charity. The agency provides one on one and group mentoring programs for more than 300 children throughout the county. The local agency does not receive government funding so it relies on fundraisers such as this one to provide their mentoring programs to local children. Serving children and youth in need has impacts that are far reaching in the community. A growing body of research supports the no-




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EMC News – Drummond/North Elmsley-based photographer Fiona Donnelly, right, presents a cheque for $545 to Nicole Lapratte-Patry, manager of the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The money raised will be coupled with the proceeds from the remaining sales of calendars, featuring the beautiful landscape photographs of Donnelly taken from around Lanark County, at the LAWS office just outside of Smiths Falls, for a grand total of $695 raised, about $195 beyond Donnelly’s goal.

Donnelly thanked the shop owners who, along with the LAWS office, put the calendar up for sale, at such Smiths Falls establishments as: Garden Market, Apollo P.C., Pet Valu, Canadian Tire gas bar and Pet Valu (Almonte). Donnelly also generated sales over the internet from as far away as Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. She hopes to print another calendar to raise money for LAWS next year too. Four calendars remain unsold at the Garden Market and two at LAWS as of Jan. 2, so get them while you can.

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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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Safe snowmobiling Ontario protecting consumers seeking financial help begins at home • Get a survival kit – Any unexpected day or night spent out in the cold will be easier with assistance from a good survival kit, found at outdoors stores and online, including information about winter survival courses. • Go high tech – Devices like GPS, cell phones, satellite phones and SPOT Personal Trackers can be very useful in avoiding or dealing with emergency situations. • Contact companions – Snowmobiling is more fun with riding buddies, and safer too, so avoid riding alone by getting in touch with friends and family who can join you on the trails. • Review safety tips – As experienced as you may be, it’s always smart to renew your familiarity with your sled’s safety manual and the Safe Riders messaging on the OFSC website The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement.

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EMC News – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding riders that a snowmobile can quickly take you away from areas where services, communities and emergency assistance are easily accessible or available. Responsible snowmobilers take charge of their own safety and well-being by preparing their sled, gear and equipment before the first ride of the season. In addition to getting properly trained and knowing the law, there are other factors to consider when getting ready for safe snowmobiling: • Service your sled – Avoid breakdowns that can leave you stranded by having your sled professionally serviced before your first ride. • Carry a repair kit – Ensure that you have either the sled manufacturer’s tool kit or one of your own on board, including owner’s manual, spare belt and spark plugs. • Inspect your gear and equipment – Make sure that everything still fits and works properly, and that nothing is missing before you head out. • Prepare for first aid – Preassembled first aid kits can be found at outdoor stores and online and so can information about first aid courses.

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Keeping heat on the ice EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Charlan Rebels kept the Perth Blue Wings on their toes during a Dec. 28 game. The score was 2-0 for the Rebels at the end of the second period. The game was part of a minor hockey tournament held inside the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.

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Legendary Freddy Dixon releases tell-all tale of life as a musician By LAURIE WEIR

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Local musician Freddy Dixon has released a new book, Country & Real People I Have Met, and is working on a February Opry featuring some of the great voices in the Valley, to be held at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium.


Working musician Dixon is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of being a working musician. Monday to Saturday, he and his band members (many different players over the years) could be found packing in the patrons at local hotels – not just in Perth, but in Kemptville and Carleton Place, Cornwall and Kingston – and a variety of other establishments and outdoor venues, including in the maritime provinces. In the book, he confesses that it was hard on his family life. His first marriage resulted in two children and now he has two grandchildren, who are his pride and joy. “If my girlfriend and my wife could have gotten along, it would have been different,” he says… laughs again. “I’m just being funny. It was tough.” He talks about his family, shares his love for them and his Irish heritage. His mom was one of his best friends. It was at her knee where he learned the guitar. We also learn that Dixon is a bit of a practical joker and at moments, you will find yourself laughing out loud at some of his antics. There are tears shed too, and some raw emotion is released when he loses a member of his band in a car

crash… and the death of his mom. There are lots of funny stories Dixon shares, and without giving away too much, one of his best moments was meeting Johnny Cash, his idol, at the Ottawa Ex in the early ’70s. “I do a lot of his stuff,” Dixon says. “He’s my mentor.” Then he breaks into his Cash impersonation, sits up taller in his chair, reaches down inside for the deep voice and gets the lip quivering… “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” Close your eyes, and yes, one could believe that he is indeed, Johnny Cash. “How was that? Not bad, eh?” Dixon met Cash at the Ex as he had cut a tribute album for the man in black. He presented him with that vinyl record. “That was the best. It was the highlight to meet Johnny Cash,” he says. What follows next, was “unbelievable” but it should only be shared by Dixon himself… or you can read it in the book. Availability Country & Real People I Have Met by Freddy Dixon is available at most local bookstores for $20. Check out the bookstores in Perth, See DIXON page 26



EMC Entertainment – He ambles up the back steps to The Perth Courier office, shaking off the chill of the January air. Hands tucked in his jeans pockets, ball cap askew, leather motorcycle jacket undone, he looks one part rebel, one part cowboy. With a weathered smile, the pink-cheeked Freddy Dixon shakes my hand. Silver and turquoise rings blink from every finger. I have never met this man; this Perthite with roots dug deep in the community. But after spending some time with him, he’s someone I won’t soon forget. So you are the legendary Freddy Dixon, I said, as we met for an interview about his new book, Country & Real People I Have Met, and a show that he has in the works. “Legendary in my own mind,” he cracks, whiskey voice thick with humour. He laughs. He’s the first to tell you that he’s the town’s oldest teenager at soon-to-be 70. He talks about racing the “constabulary” forces of the town, his fast cars, cold beer and hot women. That’s the stuff legends are made of. Dixon is a singer-songwriter with some big hits under his western style belt – including Stompin’ Tom

Connors’ Last Fatal Duel. It’s a song that depicts the love story of two men who fought to the death over a woman. Perth’s Last Duel Park has a similar name as that is where the tragedy unfolded. “I wrote that song,” he says. Dixon also has the chops and the credentials to prove he’s a force on the music circuit. He’s a member of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame, and has appeared with Lynn Anderson, Bobby Bare, Dave Dudley, Ronnie Prophet, Ronnie Hawkins and Stompin’ Tom, to name a few. He has recorded seven albums and has a new CD out, Iron Horses Men of Steel on Shamrock International Records. He’s got a rock-a-billy Elvis style; throw in some Johnny Cash and mix it with some James Dean – a few Molson Ex and a good scotch whiskey, shaken, not stirred – and it’s what has fueled this guy for the past five or so decades. When asked how long it took him to write this book, he cocks an eyebrow. “A lifetime… it’s taken me a lifetime to write it. Isn’t that a good answer? Well, it’s the truth,” he says. He grins a little. “I was always going to write a book. Hell, I’m a songwriter; it’s not that

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Doug’s 1950 Olds 88 traded for load of cow manure EMC Lifestyle – Doug Janney of Renfrew, Ontario, has owned several classy vintage cars over the years, but in his teenage days, he drove some real “heaps.” Here is the story of one of them while Doug attended Lorne Park College in what is now Mississauga. Doug often spent Saturday mornings visiting his friend and mentor Jack Sanford in nearby Streetsville. Jack and Doug would go out and pick up scrap metal, old radiators, batteries, and copper wire, then burn the insulation off the wire and take their loot to the scrap metal dealer on Mavis Road in Cooksville. Jack knew of many neat old cars available for sale in the area, including a jet black 1950 Olds 88 twodoor fastback with its original overhead valve Oldsmobile Rocket V8 engine under the hood. The interior still retained its new car smell. Doug’s father always viewed the Oldsmobile and Buick as being several steps higher than the Janney family’s 1954 Ford and gave his son approval to buy the Olds. Doug bought the car for $65 from money earned working at his 65-cent per hour part-time job at a Do-

minion store and his share of the scrap metal loot. Two weeks later, Doug and his dad washed the Olds and then began waxing it. As they applied the wax, some of the paint came off, exposing masking tape covered by a thick tar substance. Doug’s friends referred to this cheap restoration technique as “Canadian welding.” Doug was not happy. A short time later, his dad announced the need for compost material for a vegetable garden. A farmer in Streetsville loved Doug’s Olds. Without telling his dad, Doug negotiated a deal to sell the Olds, and part of the deal was a dump truck full of cow manure to be delivered to the Janney home. Doug rushed home to tell the farmer where to dump it, but the farmer got there first and dumped the entire load in his parents’ driveway, with steam coming off, flies buzzing around, and a horrible stench. Doug’s parents were

not happy. It took Doug and a friend an entire week wheel barrowing this load to the site of the vegetable garden. About a year later, the Oakville police arrived at Doug’s parents’ house. The Olds 88 had been put into Doug’s father’s name for insurance. The car was found at the site of a suspicious barn fire and the new owners had not transferred the registration or licence plates. Once again, Doug was in the dog house with his parents. As Doug says: “Let the buyer – and seller – beware!” I’m always looking for more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my recent book, “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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or in Smiths Falls at Rideau River Music. In Carleton Place, it’s available at SRC Music on Moore Street. Music show Dixon is working on an all-star series – the Ottawa Valley Opry – to be held at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium on Feb. 17. Along with Dixon, some of the top local voices from the Valley will be on stage. “I wanted to do this

because there are a lot of great musicians in the area and they need to be heard,” Dixon says. “It’s going to be a sit-down concert type of show and tickets are $20.” Arlene Quinn, who Dixon says is the Queen of Country in the Valley, will be on stage, as will be Jamie and Jeff McMunn and Johnny Spinks. The house band will consist of fiddle player Peter Dawson, an Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 1999; guitarist Brad Scott, 18, of Pak-

enham, who Dixon says is already a superstar; Ed Ashton of Perth on bass, Terry Kittmer of McDonalds Corners on drums; Wayne Mills of the Freddy Vette and Flames fame on bass saxophone. The show gets under way at 2 p.m. at the town hall, located at 125 Bridge St., Carleton Place. Tickets are available at Shadowfax, 67 Foster St., Perth; SRC in Carleton Place. Call 613-267-6817 or 1-800-518-2729 for more information.

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What’s with big resurgence of banjos in music these days? EMC Lifestyle – So, what’s with the apparent growing use and popularity of banjos these days? I once heard a tuning banjo player apologize to all the folks with perfect pitch in the audience. What’s the best sound of a banjo? Splash! Oh, there are a million of them. What do you call a banjo player without a girlfriend? Homeless. There’s an old joke…“Playing the banjo is a lot like throwing a javelin blindfolded: you don’t have to be very good to get people’s attention.” When I think back of banjo players I think of Pete Seeger, John Hartford and Earl Scruggs. A few years ago I chanced upon a group called the Kruger Brothers. Originally from Switzerland, Jens Kruger (banjo, harmony vocals) and his

brother Uwe Kruger (vocals, guitar) heard their father’s American folk records he’d bring back from business trips in the U.S. After gaining a recording contract by RCA thanks to their European touring, Jens travelled to the U.S. and at a festival met one of his heroes, bluegrass father Bill Monroe who took him under his wing, introducing him at the Grand Ole Opry as “the first known European banjo player.” The story goes when Monroe asked Jens what he planned to do for the rest of his career he responded by saying he wanted to play bluegrass to which Monroe responded he couldn’t because he wasn’t born in bluegrass country. Jens returned to Switzerland and together with his brother created their own sound that has won the

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world over. They eventually moved to the U.S. and if you ever get a chance to see them, Jens banjo work will mesmerize as will Uwe’s guitar brilliance. I’ve seen Bela Fleck and know why he has taken the banjo to new heights with his awardwinning musicianship and now new players like comedian Steve Martin, who thrilled audiences at last year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival are being recognized. Then there’s Mumford and Sons’ Winston Marshall.... In 2009, Mumford and

Sons of Britain blew sales through the roof with their songs “Little Lion Man” and later “The Cave” from their first album, Sigh No More. Their old timey sound of acoustic guitar, double bass, four-part harmonies were interesting but it seemed to be when the banjo kicked in that really caught on. Since then, I have noticed more and more banjos in the mix of more of the music I listen to. Sherman Downey Band from Newfoundland playing locally this past summer included banjo that seemed to somehow captivate the audience just that much more. It’s a late November, Thursday night in downtown Kemptville and Old Man Luedecke, a young singer/ songwriter and banjo player has The Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill packed to the rafters. Go figure. With his plucking five-string banjo supported by his often stomping foot both providing rhythmic background, he sings his songs with his homey charisma that has won the hearts of listeners across Canada and beyond.

I notice people around the room often joining in on choruses which he encourages. His introductory storytelling of songs provide a glimpse into his world, living in Nova Scotia, he and his wife’s long lament of being childless recently (just over a year ago) being rewritten as they were blessed with twin girls. He’s been called a young man with an old soul and I would agree. The rootsy-ness seems as real as he presents himself – gentle, soft-spoken yet poignant with his views, sometime mixing occurrences of today with historical (Tortoise and the Hare) or biblical stories (Jonah and the Whale). He touches on the reality of being a musician often on the road away from home but longing to be with his family and all the metaphors he envisions. Not just anyone witnessing a taxi cab’s client being declined repeatedly by an A&W drive thru window debit machine would see a song in it but you’ll find this (A&W Song) and the other songs previously mentioned on Old Man Luedecke’s new CD Tender Is The Night on True North Records, produced by veteran Tim O’Brien. My casual observation to the increase in banjo interest was further underlined when a friend of mine surprised

and humbled me at a recent birthday celebration with a song he’d written for me. Dave Balfour, a local musician who hosts O’Reilly’s Open Stage pulled out a banjo he admitted he’d just taken up and plucked away with his heartrending song honouring me. He said later the banjo just seemed to be the instrument of choice for the tune and many in attendance, including tearyeyed me agreed. Speaking to Dave’s far better half later, she indicated one of their sons has also picked the banjo up and started towards proficiency. I don’t know what it is but this banjo resurgence seems to be continuing and I welcome it heartily. Oops: In my last article on the swelling of live music establishments in Perth, I inadvertently forgot about the longest running live music venue Perth has had in a long time. Fiddleheads’ Jazz Sunday Brunch has been hosted every other week for the past 14 years by Perth’s own Clay Young on piano and a cornucopia of ever changing jazz players from all over Ottawa and area. My timing is poor as Clay is taking a couple of months well deserved break but I’ll be sure to let you know when he’s back. Support live music everywhere.

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Start the new year with classic Tarantino MOVIE: Django Unchained STARRING: Jamie Fox, Christopher Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson DIRECTOR: Quentin Tarantino RATING: 18A EMC Entertainment - If Quentin Tarantino knows how to do anything it’s how to take a well-known and used formula and give it a twist. In Django Unchained he’s taken the typical spaghetti western, and given it a serious edge by putting slavery at the crux of the story. Dr. King Schulz (Christopher Waltz) is a bounty hunter on the trail of three brothers wanted for murder. The problem is he doesn’t know what they look like, but Django (Jamie Fox) does. Django is a slave that Schulz buys, frees, and talks into helping him. Django and Schulz take down the brothers, and afterwards Django decides to team up with Schulz and learn the tricks of the bounty hunter trade. You see Django has a wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who’s also a slave. Django will do anything to find her and rescue her. Together Django and Schulz track Broomhilda to the Candyland ranch in Mississippi. The ranch and Broomhilda are owned by


Monsieur Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) a truly despicable human being who hides his depravity behind southern courtesy and hospitality. Somehow Django and Schulz have to find a way onto Candyland, and rescue Broomhilda without getting killed. Like almost all of Tarantino’s films Django Unchained is about vengeance. In this case it’s vengeance as justice, but it’s still vengeance. Using slavery allows Tarantino to create a black and white world where you have no problem accepting that the bad guys deserve bloody vengeance. After all it’s hard to imagine a worse kind of human being than a slaver. Django has that overthe-top gory violence that’s Tarantino’s trademark. It also has his irreverent and often uncomfortable sense of comic relief. The story is compelling, the dialogue is fascinating and yet it’s not Tarantino’s best. Some of the plot points are a little weak, it’s a little choppy in places as it moves from scene to scene, and I’m

not convinced the spaghetti western is the best vehicle for a story about slavery. Jamie Fox strides across the screen like a classic western hero. His gun slinging skills are as quick as his quips. He has the look, the walk, and the talk of a western hero down perfectly. I love Christopher Waltz’s character. The unique mix of intellectual and cold-blooded bounty hunter is very intriguing, and Waltz plays it beautifully. Leonardo DiCaprio gives what can only be described as an outstanding performance. Calvin Candie is a sleazy and dangerous psychopath – a man who relishes his power over the fates of other human beings. That’s who DiCaprio is on screen. There is no hint of the person, there is only the character Calvin Candie. Django Unchained may not be Tarantino’s best work, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing. For all its minor flaws it’s a heck of a western. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

Farm Credit Canada to honour outstanding women in agriculture EMC News – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2013 FCC Rosemary Davis Award, which recognizes and honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture. Agriculture is a vibrant and dynamic industry and women are contributing to its success through positive action and community service. FCC wants to recognize five women who deserve recognition for their achievements. Past nominees range from producers and educators to agrologists and veterinarians. “Women continue to have a pivotal leadership role in advancing the agriculture and agri-food industry,” says Kellie Garrett, Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation at FCC. “FCC is pleased to recognize exceptional leaders that distinguish themselves by showing commitment to our industry and devotion to their local communities.” Individuals are encouraged to take time to recognize a woman who is making a difference in the agriculture industry. Self-


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nominations are also encouraged. Candidates are selected based on their demonstration of leadership – through giving back to their community and the agriculture industry – as well as their vision and passion for the industry. Since 2006, FCC has honoured 30 outstanding women with the Rosemary Davis Award. Created and named after a successful Canadian agribusiness owner and operator – and the first female chair of the FCC Board of Directors – the FCC Rosemary Davis Award is testament to the growing number of women who are choosing to make a career in agriculture. Winners will be announced in March 2013. They will have the opportunity to attend the Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference in Boston on April 2, 2013 (http://www.simmons. edu/leadership). “By attending this conference, winners of the award will have the unique opportunity to network and share knowledge,” says Garrett. “They will also have the chance to hear from some of the most respected women in the world who, just like them, decided to make a difference in their communities and the

global village.” Last year’s winners included: Betty Lou Scott – a cattle producer, 4-H leader and volunteer from Mount Thom, Nova Scotia. Bonnie Spragg – a hog producer, food processor and rural developer from Rosemary, Alberta. Judy Shaw – an agriculture industry leader, communicator and visionary from Guelph, Ontario. Katherine Elaine Buckley – a research scientist, green champion and educator from Brandon, Manitoba. Martine Bourgeois – an agrologist, egg producer and poultry industry leader from Saint-Ours, Quebec. FCC Rosemary Davis winners must be 21 years of age or older and actively involved in Canadian agriculture. Entries will only be received online at www. fccrosemarydavisaward. ca. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Jan. 15. Nominees who applied but did not win in previous years are encouraged to reapply. For more information, call 1-888-332-3301 or email prixrosemaryaward@



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In Brief Give a gift, clinic today EMC News - Next week the blood mobile is in town. “The holidays may be behind us, but the need for blood is constant and there is an urgent need for more O negative blood donors now and in the coming weeks,” says Jennifer Heale, community development coordinator for the Canadian Blood Services (BCS). “While all blood types are needed, there is currently a greater need for blood donors with O negative blood across the country.” On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Perth Civitan Club will host a donor clinic from 1 to 3:30 p.m., then from 5 to 8:30 p.m. “While walk-ins are welcome, booking an appointment helps better plan and organize the day,” Heale says. Please call 1 888 2 DONATE or visit www. and book an appointment to save a life.



MPP Randy Hillier presents Jennifer Miller of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. See page P2 for the story.

EMC News – Don the kilts and ski on the snowy trails in Murphys Point on Jan. 27 as the ever-popular winter ski event is enticing participants from across eastern Ontario. “The kilts are something new this year,” says Doug Mills, secretary of the Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club, organizers of the event which has taken place 37 times… not consecutively, he says, as some years it had to be cancelled due to lack of snowfall. The Tay Valley Loppet – which begins at 11 a.m. – is a fun, inclusive event for both recreational and competitive skiers alike. There will be a 10-km and a 20-km loop. Nancy Goudreau is the loppet coordinator. New to Perth, but not to skiing, she says the trails are in great shape due to the snowfalls after Christmas. “They are regularly groomed by volunteers who do a great job,” she says. “There is a kiosk at the parking area where you can get day or season’s passes. The terrain is gently rolling through lovely hardwoods with occasional

views of the lake through the trees.” The 10-km loop covers most of the trails at the park and the 20-km race does the 10-km twice. “There will be one feed zone with water and Gatorade at the lap point,” Goudreau says. “This is a classic cross country ski race; no skating. Much of the trail is too narrow to groom for skating. Narrow trails through trees are lovely; some prefer them to a wide thoroughfare.” Mills says they will be working with Terry and Mary Stewart, (of the Perth Kilt Run fame), and will have bibs and chip timing equipment for the participants. So what’s in store for participants? “People enjoy competing,” says Goudreau. “Ski racing is exhilarating and tons of fun - in my experience. Others enjoy seeing friends and making new friends who have common interests, or they just enjoy skiing in a new location with new terrain and new scenery on a well groomed trail. See LOPPET page P2

Public meeting on hospital’s future next week By DESMOND DEVOY

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EMC News – Citizens will have a chance to make their voices heard regarding the future of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital starting early next week. Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Coalition of Hospital Unions (OCHU), called the meetings a chance to have “a dialogue with the community about their needs, instead of people yakking at the audience.” The meetings will be held on the following dates at the

listed venues: Monday, Jan. 14 at the Perth Civitan Club hall, 6787 County Road 43, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion branch, 7 Main St. E., at 7 p.m. Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), will be the keynote speaker at both events, which have been sponsored by the OHC, as well unions that represent workers at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, the Canadian Union of Public

Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), plus the OCHU. Hurley and his fellow campaigners have been going door-to-door in both towns in the lead-up to the meetings, knocking on doors, and handing out postcards. They urge Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier to get on board the fight to stop the cutbacks which have seen six hospital beds close at each site. “We were able to distribute about 3,000 postcards in

Smiths Falls and Perth,” said Hurley. He knows for certain that many of the postcards did indeed arrive at Hillier’s constituency office because when he met with Hillier in December, “he had a large pile on his desk.” While “we didn’t see eyeto-eye” during their “long discussion” on the future of the hospital, Hurley did describe the meeting as cordial. “He (Hillier) takes exception to some of the things we said as fear mongering,” said Hurley. “We disagree because the hospital is in the first

year of a multi-year funding freeze. Our concern is that, by the fifth year out, there will be so many beds cut that it will not make sense to keep both sites open because they are so close together.” While Hillier was only elected as a Progressive Conservative MPP in 2007, four years removed from the end of the Mike Harris/Ernie Eves era, Hurley charged that Hillier’s party still has baggage from that era on the hospital file. See HOSPITAL page P2

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Murphys Point event expects great ski conditions Jan. 27 From page P1

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the hard core racers probably ski at loppets many weekends over the winter. Others are more recreational skiers out for exercise and fun. Both are welcome at our loppet.â&#x20AC;? Medals will be presented to the top three finishers overall for the men and women. The fastest boy and girl in the 10-km race will receive ski poles from Lazl as prizes, Goudreau says. Sponsors have donated merchandise that will be given out to racers by drawing

pants. Information and entry forms are available on line at the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog at Ski club membership applications can be printed from the club blog and may also be purchased at the park. Entry fees are $25 for those 19 years and under and $35 for all others. Early Bird registrations by Jan. 18 are $5 less. Deadline for registration is Jan. 25. Visit for details or email with Tay Valley Loppet as the subject line.

Public meeting next week HOSPITAL From page P1

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem that Mr. Hillier has is that it was his party that tried to close one of the hospital sites in the 1990s,â&#x20AC;? said Hurley, charging that Hillier is more interested in getting Carleton Place a new hospital site and in securing a new medical facility in Napanee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he is focused on those as priorities in his riding,â&#x20AC;? said Hurley. The people in Smiths Falls

and Perth gave Hurley and his campaigners a warm reception in both communities over the past few weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably about half of the people we spoke to were aware and the other half were not,â&#x20AC;? said Hurley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got a lot of positive feedback for raising the issue. We were pretty pleased with the reaction.â&#x20AC;? Perth is seen as a retirement destination, and Smiths Falls is home to the majority of the social housing and wel-

fare cases in Lanark County, a combined demographic that Hurley says skews how the provincial government looks at the hospital situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The demographics of the region that they serve are older and poorer than other areas,â&#x20AC;? said Hurley. He said that the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $4 million deficit â&#x20AC;&#x153;is not an enormous amountâ&#x20AC;? and one that can be met, though he admitted that public sector organizations need to be fiscally responsible.

EMC News - Jennifer Miller, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a gathering at The Courtyard CafĂŠ. The commemorative medal was presented by local MPP Randy Hillier. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is awarded to Canadians who have built and continue to build a caring society through their service and achievements. Miller has been at the helm of BBBS Lanark County for the past six years. In that time she has guided the agency into a leadership role that promotes the power of mentoring for the children and youth of Lanark County. She brought her passion, vision and focus with her to the agency and has contributed to an increase in staff, families served, children mentored, a second used clothing store and invaluable mentoring to all people that are around her. The number of children served by BBBS has steadily grown under Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. BBBS is now providing meaningful mentoring relationships to more than 300 children and youth in Lanark

She has provided her little sister with a number of different experiences, unconditional love and acceptance that have really been instrumental in that girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. She has been solid and consistent in her role as a Big Sister and has truly embraced the role. Miller is an active member of the parent council at Lombardy Public School, a Lanark Integration Network council member, a member of the Lanark planning council and an active member of her church, Bethel United Church in Rideau Ferry. Miller is someone the staff at Big Brother Big Sisters and many members of the community look toward when they need a sounding board. She is respected for her knowledge, passion, willingness to help and her experience. She empowers others, is supportive of her staff and encourages them to grow and develop their goals. She leads by example and truly walks what she talks. She is an inspiration and a true leader in this community. She is admired and greatly respected for her dedication, work ethic and community involvement. Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County

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County. Miller has encouraged staff and the community to think outside of the box and to challenge beliefs in how mentoring looks. BBBS of Lanark County now has more programs than ever. It has become a model rural agency that is used as a benchmark for other Big Brothers Big Sisters and local agencies to which to aspire. Miller added to bettering the movement by becoming a BBBS agency accreditor. She goes to a number of different agencies each year to help measure their success and make recommendation for positive growth. She continues to work tirelessly to raise the awareness of the impact mentoring has on the lives of children and youth at both the local and provincial levels. Miller is one of the founding members of the Ontario Mentoring Coalition. Through the Coalition she offers her collective knowledge and services to other mentoring organizations to help them build resilient and stronger organizations. On a more personal front, Miller and her husband Tim have been a Big Couple to their little sister for six years.

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A match made in Perth Editor’s Note: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is a mentoring organization that serves more than 300 children right here in Lanark County. The following excerpt was submitted by a local match - Rayna and Elizabeth from Perth. EMC Lifestyle - Over the past year we’ve experienced the blossoming of a friendship. We were matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) who introduced us knowing that we would become great friends. At BBBS the focus is on friendship. Friendships are an essential part of development - no matter what your age. We are part of the traditional match program, which means we hang out at least once a week and have a great time! Our experience has been

that BBBS does an excellent job of matching people since we have similar interests. We’ve discovered that we feel supported in everyday life and tasks - nothing is overwhelming when you have a friend. Since meeting we have both tried new and exciting activities. In the summer we kayaked on Christie Lake soaking up the sun. Rayna enjoyed learning a new skill and experiencing the open water. We travelled to Blueberry Mountain where Elizabeth discovered what hiking had to offer. We enjoyed the fall colours like they have never been seen before - right in our backyard. Both experiences were serene and precious presenting a chance to appreciate nature. We have gotten to know each other through common

interests. We can be found many days stirring up something exciting in the kitchen with the radio blaring. Although some recipes have fallen short (we do not recommend making gingerbread cookies with sugar substitute) most have been delicious and our cooking skills are getting better each week or maybe we are getting more adventurous? Regardless our families have enjoyed all the successful goodies. We’ve discovered that Lanark County has many activities to offer. We’ve enjoyed a historical tour of Perth, and consider ourselves skilled tour guides. We’ve visited many local museums in Perth and Smiths Falls, and swam at the Perth pool. See BIG page P5

Here’s a successful Big Sister match through Big Brothers Big Sisters in Perth. They are Elizabeth (left) and Rayna, who have been enjoying each other’s company, and all the thrills and adventures that the program brings.




The Corporation of the Town of Perth is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the demolition of the buildings and structures and remediation of the lot at 15 Clyde Street, Perth, Ontario. Interested contractors must submit their proposals in sealed envelopes marked “15 Clyde Street Demolition” to Jim Connell, Chief Building Official, no later than Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 2pm. Please contact Jim Connell or Julia Conklin at 613-267-3311 for a copy of the RFP, or visit the Town’s website at for more details.

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.

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, antislip 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.

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.

TOWN OF PERTH NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE CONCERNING REVIEW OF OFFICIAL PLAN HERITAGE POLICIES And the HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT PROCESS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that public open house consistent with the requirements of Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, (as amended), will be held on Saturday, the 19th day of January, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., in the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. THE PURPOSE of the OPEN HOUSE will be to review the findings and results of a focus group workshop which will be reviewing the current heritage policies of the Town of Perth Official Plan and the modified and new policies proposed for the update of the Official Plan. In addition, comments, suggestions and concerns regarding the adopted Heritage Conservation District for the core commercial area will be reviewed. The final report of the workshop facilitator will ultimately be presented to Council for consideration during the Official Plan and Heritage Conservation District review processes. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the Open House is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. Please call in advance to ensure that staff will be available to assist you. Dated at the Town of Perth This 3rd, day of January, 2013. Eric P. Cosens RPP, M. Sc. Director of Planning, Town of Perth 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Tel: (613) 267-3771 Fax: (613) 267-5635 E-mail:

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Flurry of training awaits Lanark Highlands firefighters in 2013

EMC News – The Lanark Highlands Fire Department is scrambling to bring its firefighters up to code with training, secure funding for new trucks and bringing in an automatic response deal between White Lake and Mississippi Mills. It was a loaded plate for Paul Sullivan, the acting fire chief, at the Township of Lanark Highlands’ special budget committee-of-the-whole meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20. A new chief is due to be introduced to the community sometime this month. “There is a ton of work involved with each (trainer) facilitator,” said Sullivan. “They have a lot of responsibility on their plate.” The draft budget calls for about $15,000 for training about 15 firefighters, comprising of 30 modules to be implemented over two years, done mostly through in-house training, “rather than having to send all of our firefighters off to college for training,” said Sullivan. It is hoped that all new 2013 recruits will be trained in one location at the one time. “That way, they are all trained at the same time, in the same way,” said Sullivan. “You don’t have one guy being trained one way and another guy another.” The Occupational Health and Safety Act also recommends that each work site – in this case, each fire station – have one employee on site with Occupational Health and Safety Act training.

Sullivan has other personnel he would like to bring on board. “We’ve never had a fire prevention officer in Lanark Highlands,” said Sullivan. “That would be one of my priorities. There is a lot of liability in Lanark Highlands.” Unless someone, like a fire prevention officer, is there to write up a home or business for failing to comply with fire safety regulations, Sullivan warned “that leaves the municipality open to liability.” Sullivan also admitted to the committee that there are not enough firefighters to go around in Lanark Highlands as a whole, and in White Lake in particular, which was why a joint agreement between the White Lake detachment and the Mississippi Mills Fire Department, was inked last year. There are nine firefighters listed for service in White Lake but, in real terms, the number is really closer to four in terms of full-time availability. “The White Lake fire service does not have the capacity to deal with fire coverage in the day,” said committee chair Coun. Ken Sinclair of the “automatic aid” agreement, which will see White Lake firefighters work and train with their fellow firefighters from Mississippi Mills. “Mississippi Mills will attend all calls to White Lake. Tatlock cannot get there fast enough,” said Sinclair. “There are no bodies up there in the area during the day for White Lake,” agreed Sullivan, who added that it was important “that the taxpayers know that someone is

coming.” Sullivan bemoaned how hard it is to keep and retain volunteer firefighters, especially younger people. “It’s harder and harder to get volunteers for firefighting,” said Sullivan. “I don’t know how you say it but they are lazy. I don’t know what it is and it is the young ones that you need. If you don’t keep them interested it falls off and then you lose them.” Sullivan pointed out that, in terms of equipment, a “tanker shuttle is very important here in Lanark Highlands,” adding that adding a tanker shuttle would help reduce home insurance rates in the area. The fire department is also working on an inaccessible properties strategy, and there was talk of updating the truck plan. About $65,000 came off of the fire department’s capital budget, which directly affected the truck budget. “It is depleting the truck budget,” said Sullivan. UPDATE Carleton Place’s deputy fire Chief Rod Black has accepted the position of fire chief for Lanark Highlands Township. He was sworn in on Monday, Jan. 7. He resigned his former position on Friday, Jan. 4. ARENA BUDGET Meanwhile, for Terry Donald, the arena manager, maintaining a budget and keeping up with all of the demands being placed on him by the provincial government, are getting harder to balance off. “We didn’t get the funding from the government for the

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Whether it be the arts or sports, we’ve experienced the energy of the crowd, watching the Bears in Smiths Falls or the Toronto Youth Symphony in Perth. We enjoyed the thrill of the game and we look forward to going back. We’ve learned that there is inspiration everywhere; the key is to look for it. Whether it be appreciating talent at the rink or on stage, we have been influenced by their passion.

We look forward to hanging out every week, wondering what will inspire us next. We both feel that friendship is essential in life, and we’re happy that BBBS has introduced us. Getting to know each other over the past year, discovering what the community has to offer, and trying new things has been a lot of fun! Our relationship focuses on friendship which is one of the fundamentals of BBBS. Knowing that we can rely on

each other has strengthened our bond. Your friend is waiting for you - start something! This year marks two special anniversaries: the local agency celebrates its 40th, and the National organization celebrates 100 years of mentoring! Throughout the year, the agency will be selecting several of their Big Brothers and Big Sisters matches to be highlighted in the press.


arena,” said Donald during the same meeting. “We are under new, different rules and we have to abide by it.” New provincial guidelines are tightening up the rules for safety and maintenance for recreational facilities. “It’s a lot of money to update what we have to do… I’d like to figure how we are doing to do what we need to

do” with the myriad of updates that need to be done to the facility. Donald pointed out that the building inspector “is going to be on our case every day now because it is an old arena.” Ross Trimble, the township’s CAO, advised that Donald double-check what was mandatory that needed to be replaced or repaired, and

what work was merely recommended but not of essential timeliness. “You still have an old plant, you still have an old system,” said Donald. “It’s like putting money out the window,” he said of upkeep on the 50-yearold facility. “It’s a safety factor,” added Donald. “Something is going to happen.”


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Christine Mylks, the community garden coordinator, says the funds will help with the building of a fence, as well as some seedlings and equipment like shovels and rakes, and a garden shed. “We’re very excited to receive the news,” she said Thursday last week. “Although our original request was for $20,000 to

NOTICE OPEN AIR BURNING PERMITS Be advised that any open air burning requires a permit issued in the new year. This is to advise that the council of the Township of Rideau Lakes has passed that open air burning permits will now have a fee cost of $10.00. The permit once issued will be good for the calander year in which they are issued. Permits are required for all the same types of open air burning as defined by By-Law 2007-84, this has not changed. The exception as before is a campfire as defined by By-Law 2007-84 2013 Permits will be available after January 2, 2013 Questions, please contact: Fire Chief Jay DeBernardi Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8 Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0 928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 Ext. 237

fence in the entire area… we have a lot of bunnies to keep out of the garden… we will be able to do half of it and obtain some equipment. Ride for Dad is not just for motorcycles anymore! More than 40 boaters driving everything from Sea-Doos to speed boats cruised into Rideau Ferry on Saturday, July 7 to join the fight against prostate cancer with the inaugural Rideau Ferry Watercraft Ride for Dad. The event is part of the Ride for Dad family of events and is only the second of its kind in Canada, with the first held in Windsor in 2011. This year’s Watercraft Ride for Dad in Rideau Ferry raised more than $5,000.

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an environmental education and certification program for students in kindergarten through Grade 12 that helps school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible citizens and reduce the ecological footprint of schools. July 12 The Perth and District Community Food Bank is already in the harvesting mode at its community garden in Last Duel Park. But what’s even better is that the food bank was a recent recipient of an $11,330 grant from Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund, along with Sobey’s grocery store.

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Editor’s Note - This week, The Perth Courier brings you the year in review from July to December in the second of our two-part look at what made 2012. July 7 There’s a new sheriff in town. Perth town council voted 6-1 to begin negotiations to make the OPP the town’s new police force, officially winding down the 160 year-old Perth Police Service. As he did at the June 12 committee of the whole meeting, Coun. Jim Graff was the only councillor who voted against the decision. “Why the big hurry to get council approval tonight?” Graff asked. Coun. Beth Peterkin was not in attendance at that meeting in the auditorium of Perth and District Collegiate Institute, but she declared her intention to vote for the OPP option. Graff presented a motion to council to have the matter deferred until the COW meeting of Oct. 2, but this was also defeated by a 6-1 margin. The Stewart School accelerated into the eco scene and earned a silver award this year. Ontario EcoSchools is

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July 19 Perth native Bill Closs, the former Kingston Chief of Police, has been asked by Mayor John Fenik to be part of the transition team that will be hammering out the town’s first-ever OPP contract. Closs travelled from Oshawa to make a public del-

egation at a committee-ofthe-whole meeting in the auditorium of the Perth and District Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, June 12, to make his views known on the debate over keeping the stand-alone Perth Police Service. Continued page P7

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Ron Goebel can’t understand why the Korean War is seen as Canada’s “Forgotten War.” “As we all know too well, the war in Korea is often referred to as the forgotten war,” said Goebel. “I, for the life of me, cannot understand why it should be referred to as the forgotten war. It is a war we should fully recognize as such. There was danger on every hill. This was, most definitely, war.” Aug. 9 Investigation is continuing today into a fire that caused damage to a Chinese restaurant in Perth on Tuesday, July 31 in the afternoon. The Skye Dragon Restaurant and Tavern on Foster Street sustained damage to the kitchen area in what Perth Fire Department deputy Chief Pat Publow says started from

food cooking in a wok on the stove. “There was grease in the wok and Chinese food was cooking,” he said. “A fire started on the stove, then it breached the exhaust hood. It got so hot that it caused decking to catch fire.” No one was injured in the blaze that started just after the lunch crowd left, Publow said. The fire department received the call at 2:40 p.m. A Drummond/North Elmsley man says he feels he was humiliated and degraded after an alleged altercation with a cyclist near his home on July 21, as he attempted to pass three large groups of cyclists. Roger Loyer says he just wants to live in a safe community and wants county council to do something about it. “It’s called courtesy,” he said. “I wanted to let them know that how they were travelling in large groups is too dangerous.” Aug. 16 The Perth Lions Club Garlic Festival was once again, a fantastic weekend in town with approximately 4,500 visitors over the two-day event. Lions Club member and chair of the festival, Jerry Sawdon, says it was “a great turnout with about 2,600 people here on Saturday.” “We were blessed by the weather,” he added. “Sunday we were down a bit (visitors), but the vendors were ecstatic. “Many of the vendors have already booked for next year.” Fending off an angry beaver was the last thing that Mike Finkelstein thought he would ever have to do. The Montreal man who cottages on Fagan Lake near Maberly said it was so unex-

pected that he wants to warn others of wildlife hazards. “I always thought beavers were timid, kind of shy,” he said. “But that wasn’t the case when I was bitten by one yesterday (Aug. 9) and the two leg wounds needed five stitches.” Aug. 23 Drake Jensen, North America’s first openly gay country and western singer, will be bringing his act to Perth next week, the first time he has performed in the Ottawa Valley with his new notoriety in tow. Aug. 30 The Perth Youth Action Committee (YAK) is now $949 the richer thanks to an area network of Anglican churches. The Anglican Parish of Maberly-Lanark has been taking part in a second, five-year program of donations and “we have about $5,000 to give to local charities,” said organizer Anne Graham of Lanark, who presented YAK with a cheque on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The town is hoping that a grant for nearly $50,000 will help it map out an inventory of its cultural gems. The town just made a lastminute deadline for a provincial grant at a special, speedy town council meeting on Friday, Aug. 24 – a meeting called before one of the last summer weekends. “Thanks for clearing the decks,” Mayor John Fenik told economic development assistant Jeff Keays at the meeting, for handling the file. “It seems that anything to do with grants, you have to drop everything.”

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Aug. 2 Area convenience store owners are cheering a petition presented at Queen’s Park last week seeking to allow Ontario’s convenience stores to sell liquor. Lynn Kerr, owner of the Kitley Grocery, has been pushing to be made an LCBO agency store for more than six years – and has been told that she is eligible. “We’ve been trying now six years,” said Kerr. “We’ve been trying. We handed in a petition with more than 3,000 signatures.” Bob Runciman was the MPP for the area at the time and presented the petition at Queen’s Park. Area councils and even two local churches backed her drive for an LCBO. “They are making it so hard,” she said. “I’ve been promised it. It’s been promised since 1988.”

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Can we hit the reset button?


MC Editorial – You can’t cancel the school year. That’s the major difference between the recently-settled National Hockey League (NHL) labour dispute and the ongoing kerfuffle over Bill 115 and the decision by Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten to impose contracts on public elementary and high school teachers. In fairness, there are similarities between both disputes. Both involved seemingly intractable sides, involving things that people feel passionately about – our national winter sport and the education of our children. There were also big personalities at play. Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner, and, let’s be honest, someone who could give Brian Mulroney, back in his 1993 nadir, a run for the prize of Canada’s most hated man, up against players association leader Don Fehr. Yes, two alpha males going head to head, backed up by boards of testosteronedrenched men – businessmen on one side, jocks on the other, in a dispute over money. How many George Clooney movies does this sound like? Notice what happened when Bettman and Fehr left the room at the end of December? Things got done. Progress was slowly, very slowly, but surely, being made. A deal seemed in the offing, a press conference was called and all seemed right until Bettman screwed it up by raging against the players and setting everything back with one quick outburst. Ah, but the owners love him because he gets them money. Who’s your daddy? But the focus gets a little softer here in Ontario. Premier Dalton McGuinty is often called Premier Dad by his supporters, Premier Nanny, as in nanny state, by detractors. A leader, yes, but not in the traditional alpha male way. Not a metrosexual – dressing well, but without true flair – he scores well on the soft points, like affability, genuine concern for education, health care, women, children, puppies, sunshine – well, you get the idea. Maybe McGuinty will be the sacrificial goat, upon whom all of the sins committed

since October 2011 – or, at least, since September 2012 when Bill 115 passed – will be heaped before he is sent off into the desert. Already Broten has promised to cancel Bill 115 at the end of the month. Putting aside concerns that a law can be essentially cancelled by cabinet without debate at Queen’s Park – one affecting fundamental rights like the right to strike and affecting people’s pay – whoever becomes premier on Jan. 26 has the opportunity to hit the reset button now. Three of the front-runners – Sandra Pupatello, Kathleen Wynne and Gerard Kennedy – are all former education ministers. They know the teachers and the teachers know them, for good or ill. McGuinty was married to a teacher and that, in the end, did not seem to matter much, but maybe the government has made its point to other public sector unions that it is willing to go to the limit to keep public spending in check. Broten is claiming that imposing Bill 115 will save the province $250 million in 2012-13, and $540 million in 2013-14. Eliminating sick day banking will save a further $1.1 billion. But at what price will it cost the Liberals to kick the public sector unions? Trying to stick it to the unions before the Progressive Conservatives do, leaves the party with polls showing it may be headed for third place if an election is held this spring. And, rounding the numbers up, that’s about $2 billion in savings. With the deficit standing at $13 billion, where on earth will the other $11 billion in savings come from? A lot of the credit for ending the NHL strike is being attributed to Scot L. Beckenbaugh, deputy director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Now that the Midwesterner has solved that dispute, why not invite him up to see a Senators or Leafs game – better yet, why not both? – and see if he can’t take a stab at it. After all, in all seriousness, he’s on a roll with this sports business. We kid you not, extra-curriculars like high school football and other sports hang in the balance. Without it, the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons hang in the balance.

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Resolutions revisited

MC Lifestyle - As I write this, we are about a week into the new year and I feel inclined to provide an update on how those fantastic New Year’s “Revolutions” are working out. Or not working out, as the case may be. I decided to do this in part because it is snowing again. See, last week I wrote about snow and how much I like it in the winter. One of the brilliant gems I uttered was this: “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.” It all sounds very good, and the theory is solid, but the practice is proving to be, well, let’s just say my kids rarely decide on their own to just go outside – they usually have to be told. This is especially true for the oldest one, who sometimes needs to be pried away from the computer. (To her credit, Girlchild recently built a beautiful snow girl and snow dog who gaze happily at me when I am at the kitchen window.) On a bright sunny day near the end of the Christmas break, I herded the youngsters outside by suggesting we build a snow mountain in the back yard that they could slide down. This led to a second snow pile that Girlchild used to make a fort. Suddenly the magic and versatility of snow was revealed and they spent


GRAY Past Deadline two hours outside. You’d think they’d been living in Florida for the last decade. I saw something on the Interwebs recently – can’t remember where – that said: “When I was a kid I only had one toy. It was called ‘outside.’” So true. This is such a lost generation. It is up to us to teach our children “the Old Ways,” and that means opening the back door and gesturing broadly to the back yard. “Look, little ones! Grass! Trees! Flowers! Birds! Fresh air! Take these sticks and build something! Take this broom and pretend it is a horse and ride it! Stare at the clouds! Climb a tree! Make a mud pie! Ride a bike!” I know I have no one to blame but myself for letting it come to this, although I also know I am not alone. Many parents are tackling the “nature deficit.” That all said, I am inclined to add an addendum to my

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resolutions: “Get the kids outside!” My goal is for them to want to choose to go outside – not for it to be a chore that Mommy makes them do. And maybe that means unplugging a few screens around the house and meaning business about it. Wish me luck. As for the rest of the “revolutions,” my progress on that front has been… well… poor. I am going to blame the holidays because, as I write this, the kids are still off and routines are disrupted. Our sleep patterns are weird and we are still confronted with a variety of Christmas goodies lying around. It would be a crime to waste them. Still… my pants are shrinking. I have to do something about this because a new wardrobe will break the budget. By the time you read this, I hope I will have done some form of decent exercise every day this week – something other than shovelling. Also, here’s another addendum that was glaringly omitted from the list: “Eat less.” Seriously. Get a grip, woman! The number on the scale is startling! The remaining resolution was “Don’t freak out in the face of change, conflict or difficulty.” Perhaps I should amend that to add: “but DO freak out about not going outside, not exercising and not eating less.” Okay, everyone! Let’s go make a snow fort!

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Snow removal in Perth is atrocious: Reader To the Editor, I am writing today to comment on the state of snow removal in Perth. It is atrocious! We pride ourselves on being chosen as the best place in Canada to retire, and the most beautiful town in Ontario. However, if seniors wish to leave their homes to shop, they would be better off to drive to Smiths Falls or Carleton Place where the snow banks are low or cleared completely. Where I live, we are the

lowest priority for plowing, resulting in driving though 30 or 40 centimetres of the white stuff in a big storm. Not very safe, no matter what you drive. I am writing on New Year’s Eve, a day where snow banks between the street and the sidewalks on Gore, Foster and Wilson streets are almost impassible. For anyone who is not in perfect physical condition, this can be an insurmountable problem. We pay

taxes at a rate far higher than most other towns and cities in Canada, and yet we have substandard snow removal. It is winter. In Canada. It snows. Clear it! Perhaps the Mayor and council should resolve for 2013: no more trips or travel until they get a handle on how to keep our streets clear and safe. Laurence McGuire Perth

Election won’t undo OPP decision To the Editor, Surely I’m not the only one waiting to read the details of the ‘made in Perth solution’ in regards to the OPP costing. I find it disquieting that there has been more information about His Worship’s enthusiasm for, and participation in the TV pilot being made in Perth. I was astounded to read (a recent) Perth Courier EMC that Mr. Fenik said “it would

be the people of Perth who in 24 months, come election time, would make the final verdict on the police force.” Twenty-four months? Seriously? I was under the impression that the decision had already been made. An election, unfortunately, won’t undo it. While I am no longer a Town of Perth taxpayer, I was for over 20 years. During that time I was, for seven years,

a provincial appointee to the Perth Police Services Board. It is not my intention to denigrate the OPP, however the dissolution of the Perth Police Service will take away a unique part of our community history. Alleged savings will be at the most, short lived. The savings will never replace the loss of part of what makes us ‘Heritage Perth’. Janet Bailey Drummond Township

Express holiday greeting in any language dition to realize that Canada does not even get a mention in such accounts. Tolerance and inclusion are Canadian traditions. I am happy and proud to practice these traditions for which tens of thousands have given their lives to secure. Please feel free to wish everyone a ‘Merry Christmas’. It

is, after all, the proper name of the holiday. Like you, I do not subscribe to any religion, but I have wished a Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends and a Happy Diwali to my Sikh friends. I do so wishing them to enjoy their observances. Thomas Bryant Perth


NEW CANADIANS ON ICE EMC News - Mena Taleb and her friend Abdel Aly, share a moment, and prop each other up, on the ice in Perth Friday. They visited from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants in Ottawa. See page P16 for the story and more photos.


To the Editor, Re: “Just say it...”; The Perth Courier EMC, Dec. 17 I am equally disgusted that people harbour such feelings of intolerance and exclusion. The notion that Christmas is a ‘Canadian’ tradition is simply ridiculous. One need only read any historical description of the Christmas tra-

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Lana March did not go gently into that good night. Rather, in her final appearance before Perth town council as the chair of the police services board, she raged against the winding down of the Perth Police Service (PPS). In the middle of her presentation of the 2011 Police Service Board annual report, March questioned the police financial numbers put forward by the town’s treasurer, Lang Britchford, at a public meeting held at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion earlier this year. “At the PSB, we worked only on the dollar amount put forward by council,” she said. “No one has questioned our numbers,” she added, pointing out that, by her estimation, there was very little difference between what each dwelling in Perth would save by opting for the OPP over the town’s existing service. Sept. 13 In politics, one minute you’re up, the next minute

you’re down; and you never know when the drop will come. Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier knows this just as well as any of his colleagues at Queen’s Park, but he decided to bring it into his charitable obligations as well, sitting it out on the dunk tank at the Beer Store in Perth on Sunday, Sept. 9. Here, he sees the wind-up, and the pitch, followed by the moment of impact as the ball connects with the target. The Beer Store was raising money for Roger’s House. The owner of Perth’s Subway felt he needed to do something – immediately – after he heard that one of his employees suffered a stroke while on vacation. That’s when Steve Schacher and staff at the restaurant put their plan in action and raised $1,075 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Renfrew, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. Another $400 was raised for the employee: 18-year-old Kylie Dowdall. “She suffered a massive stroke (Aug. 13) while in Toronto,” Schacher said. “It was a terrible shock to all of us. She’s only 18.” Sept. 20 John Rivington is this year’s ambassador for Perth’s annual Give the Gift of Life walk for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Rivington is living proof that organ donation is an im-

Notice to Creditors and Others IN THE ESTATE OF Margaret Florence Barr ALL CLAIMS against Margaret Florence Barr, retired, late of the Town of Perth, County of Lanark, who died on or about the 22nd day of December, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned by the 14th day of February, 2013, after which date the Estate will be administered having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED AT PERTH this 7th day of January, 2013.


Sept. 6 Should cyclists pay a toll to help make rural roads safer? This was one of several suggestions from a Drummond/ North Elmsley Township resident who addressed Lanark County Council Wednesday, Aug. 29 on behalf of a delegation made up of representatives of the local chamber of commerce and the OPP. Roger Loyer, who was involved in an altercation on Tennyson Road July 21 with a participant in a large cycling tour, told council that cyclists and motorists trying to share rural roads “isn’t working.” Loyer told The Perth Courier in early August that he was pushed and had the keys to his truck thrown into long grass by a cyclist participating in a large cycle tour that left Kanata July 21 and proceeded through rural Lanark County. Within the Canada World Youth group currently staying in Perth, two young men exemplify the democracy we have in Canada, and how easily it can be taken away in some countries. Bernard Clouthier, of Sherbrooke, Que., recently cast his vote by mail in the Sept. 4 Quebec provincial election. For Honduran Maurizio Tabora, of Santa Rosa de Copan, a return to normalcy, free from the threat of a coup d’etat, would be welcome.

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Jackie Seaton chats with members of Perth’s Citizens Band prior to a concert for Myeloma in Stewart Park. portant part of life and he encourages people to register online ( and become a donor. “My wife gave me a kidney,” he said. He started peritoneal dialysis in 2008 after his kidneys deteriorated over an eightyear period of time due to a “freak blockage.” In August the following year, he was able to receive

a new kidney from his wife, Cindy. “There was no hesitation whatsoever,” Cindy said. “I had my blood tested immediately and then went through a series of tests just prior to the surgery.” Sept. 27 Sunday’s outdoor concert featuring the Myeloma March, an original composi-

tion by Perth composer Jack Hurd and performed for the first time ever by Perth Citizens’ Band, was a hit with the 200 or so people who attended. The event raised some $4,000 for research. There was a second premiere of a piece written by a local composer called “Three Doctors”. Written by PCB clarinetist Joe Martin, the piece honours three doctors

who saved Joe’s life: Drs. Alan Drummond and Richard Moxon of Perth, and Dr. Michel R. Le May of the Ottawa Heart Institute. Sept 23 marked the 20th anniversary of this crisis for Joe and his family and he wished to honour them with a dedicated composition. Continued page P11

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HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY Lovina, Lois, Arlene and Ross January 11, 2013 We love you sooo much Nana and Poppa Irvine

THANK YOU The family of the late Carl Currie would like to thank everyone for their kind words of condolences, cards, flowers and donations to the Almonte General Hospital, as we grieve the loss of a husband, a father and a grandfather. Special thanks to Dr. Dolan and the hospital staff. To Reg and Josh of the Gamble Funeral Home for their kindness and support. To Rev. Debbie Roi, Judy Moffat and Barry Munro, who all touched our hearts during the service. To the ladies at the Almonte Legion for the wonderful lunch. A sincere thank you to everyone. Gladys Currie and Family

Nathan Robert Dlugosz HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY “little monkey” January 5th, 2012 Hugs and Kisses Love Mommy and Daddy

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BERKELEY BANNON Love Mommy, Daddy, Hudson and Sawyer


THANK YOU Margaret Hunter 20.12, 2012 Sincere gratitude to the competent and caring staff at Broadview Nursing Centre, November 2011–December 2012, Smiths Falls Hospital June– November 2011 and Lombard Manor 2008–2011. Our appreciation also to dear friends who kept in touch with Mom and to the Smiths Falls Library for supplying large print books. Thank you to all who supported us with your prayers, phone calls, e-mails, cards, floral tributes, donations and visitation. The flowers by Gemmell’s, the catering by Garden Market and the direction of Blair and Son were outstanding. A very special thank you to Rev. Peter Woods, Chris Bell, Anita Hunter, Sharon Armstrong and pallbearers Dave Armstrong, Hugh Chant, Everett Hunter, Eldon Hunter, Peter Hunter and Jeff Bell for their personal contributions as Mom was laid to rest beside Dad. “Dear and precious parents who were loving, good and kind, Who built a firm foundation based on trust and honesty, And whose treasured words of wisdom have become our legacy.” Heartfelt thanks, the family

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ENGAGEMENT Heather and Ken Rumble of Cavan, ON are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Law Rumble, to Jameson Warren Lee. Jameson is the son of Wanita and Dan Andress, and Collette and Terry Lee, of Lombardy, ON. Bethany is a graduate of Trent University (Bachelor of Science) and Queen’s University (Bachelor of Education). Jameson attended University in New York State where he completed his Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Science in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam. Bethany and Jameson met while working together at Trent University and are currently teaching for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. A July 13th, 2013 wedding is planned at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Smiths Falls, ON. We all wish them much love and happiness as they start this new chapter in their lives together.


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HERLEHY–KELLY Janis and Mark Herlehy, along with Daryl and Fred Kelly, are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children. Stacia Herlehy and Connor Kelly will take their vows in August 2013. Congratulations to you both, we can’t wait.

THANK YOU We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the love, kindness, emails, cards and the support extended to us in the sudden loss of Dale Kenneth Sweeney, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Special thanks to Herb Dean, Marilyn Dunham and everyone who shared their stories with us at Dale’s celebration. Also thanks to Dr. Turner and all the staff on M.S. Perth Hospital and Emerg staff for taking good care of Dale and support to the family. Thanks to O’Dacre Funeral Home for the professional care during our very difficult time. Also for all the donations to Bradley and the wonderful lunch at the Clar-Mill Hall. A special thanks to a brave boy “Bradley”. Sincere thanks to everyone Eric Sweeney and family THE EMC - 37 - Thursday, January 10, 2013

I would like to say special thanks to the Drs. and Nurses in emergency and 3rd floor at the G.W.M. Hospital Perth. Also those who visited me and sent cards. Special thanks to the Montague Fire Dept. Ass. for the lovely fruit basket and also fixing and extending our ramp. Campbell & June McDermid

As parents we wish the best for our children and that all their dreams come true. We, Philip and Lianne Burns are thrilled to announce that our daughter Alyssa’s dreams have come true as she met and became engaged to Justin Jackson, a wonderful guy and eldest son of Wayne and Cathy Jackson of Mountain Grove. They will say “I DO” in November, 2013. Your families could not be happier. We love you both.

SINCERE THANKS FORREST – The family of the late Charlie Forrest would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all our relatives, friends, church family and co-workers for all the love, support and prayers during Charlie’s illness. Thank you to Bayshore Health Care and to nurse Michelle Whitemore for her care and compassion. Also, to CCAC for their service. Thanks to Dr. Lauf and staff for their ongoing care. Thanks to Dr. Matthews, Hematologist of the Department of Oncology at K.G.H. and special Primary Nurse Tracey Froess for her excellent care. Thanks to Dr. Moffatt, Respirologist, Kingston for her perseverance and follow up calls at home, while in your care. Most recently, thanks to the emergency department and 2nd floor nursing staff at B.G.H., Charles Street Site. A special thanks to the cancer drivers who provided professional service and friendship to Charlie. To Grant MacNeil of Christ United Church for his presence and support and for leading the celebration service of Charlie’s life. To niece Marsha McNair for the eulogy, granddaughters Laurie Knight and Melissa Johnston for reading scriptures and to nephew Paul Leggett for his stories and kinds words. To the pallbearers, brother-in—laws Wayne and Brian Harper, grandson Jeremy Sands, niece Courtenay Forrest, nephew Paul Leggett and friend Ron Hoare. To the “Harper” Family who coordinated the food and provided the reception between visitations on December 3rd we are most thankful. Much appreciation to the Barclay Funeral Home for their empathy and professional guidance. A special thanks to the UCW ladies of Christ United Church, Lyn, for the lovely reception following the grave side service. To all family and friends who supported Charlie by visiting, driving him to appointments, phone calls, cards and prayers throughout his illness. Most recently, for the acts of kindness and thoughtfulness to those who sent flowers, in memory donations, cards, emails, messages of condolences, phone calls and showed up at the door with food or coordinated the food. Your compassion and kindness will continue to remain etched in our hearts. Debbie Forrest and Family

DALTON Joyce Ann

Wellington Earl Code

With a heart full of happy memories and surrounded by his loving family, we announce the passing of Wellington “Earl” Code on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 in his 100th year. Son of the late John Howard Code and Ina Florence (Coleman) Code. Predeceased by his life partner Marian Watson Morris in April 13, 1990. Devoted father of Rae (Shirley) Code, Harold (Gail) Code, Gloria (Stuart) McIntosh, Bill (Bonnie) Code. Grandfather of 9 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 9. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by his three sisters, Verna Ryder (Harry), Carmel Fergusson (Ray), Muriel Shaw; brother-in-law Thomas Morris, sisterin-law Genevieve Horne (Evan). Survived by brother Murray (Muriel) Code, brother-in-law Douglas Shaw and Verna’s loving friend John Sheil. He will be greatly missed by friends and neighbours. Earl devoted his life to family and farm, a true gentleman, treating all with kindness and respect, even his animals felt his total compassion. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel Thursday at 1:30 P.M. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, memorial donations to CHEO or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A special thank you to Dr. Paul Turner and loving appreciation to our devoted Red Cross workers, Heidi, Nancy and Mona; our BayShore nurses, Leslie and Dorothy; also Alissa and Janet who added to Dad’s quality of life.

Kubacki: Anna “Elizabeth” Died January 3, 2013 Died peacefully at the Rosamond Unit of the Almonte General Hospital on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Mike. Cherished mother of Peter of Germany and Helen Hayward (Dwight) of Renfrew. Dear grandmother of Scott (Carlie) of Ottawa and Deidra (Raj) of Toronto. Loving greatgrandmother of Avery. Survived by family in Germany. Lifelong friend of Fritz Schmeisser of Smiths Falls. At Elizabeth’s request there will be no visitation and a private family service will be held in the spring at United Cemeteries, Carleton Place. Donations to the Rosamond Unit, Almonte General Hospital, 75 Spring Street, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Roger Drake and the Staff of the Rosamond Unit, Almonte General Hospital for all the care and compassion shown to their mom.

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Suddenly, on Tuesday January 1, 2013 in Brockville with her family by her side Joyce Ann Dalton passed away in her 79th year. Predeceased by her dear parents Florence and Albert James Henry, beloved husband Lloyd Dalton, loving long-time friend Jack Delaney, cherished brothers Donald (Violet) Henry, Albert Edwin Henry and sister Luella Ruth (Cecil “Syke”) Helmer. She will be sadly missed by Shelley Oldfield and her son Jordan, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Friday January 11, 2013 from 11 o’clock until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Online condolences available at

SMITHSON Sherleen Anne Unexpectedly at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Sherleen Smithson (Nee: Williams) of Almonte, age 63 years. Dearly loved wife of Christopher Smithson and much loved mother of Chris (Ashley), Joshua (Leena) and Faith Smithson. Step-mother of Meghan and lovingly remembered by Pyper. Daughter of George Williams and his wife the late Betty Williams (nee: Goatbe). Sister of Susan Burke (Steven). A Celebration of Sherleen’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1 pm with visiting the hour prior to service in the C.R. Gamble Chapel, Rev. Brian Affleck officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 For those who may want to honour Sherleen with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & tributes:

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King Violet Lillian Josephine King

BARTLETT, Joan Isabella Joan Isabella Bartlett passed away on Christmas day, after a short, courageous battle with a combination of health problems. Joan was born to William and Bertha Monkman on August 8, 1934, the youngest of three children, and grew up in west-end Ottawa, spending her summers in Kars on the Rideau River. She graduated from Fisher Park High School and married her heart’s desire, Roy Bartlett, in 1955. In Ottawa, they raised three children, of which Joan was boundlessly proud: Kim (of Montreal, married Eduardo), Kenneth (of Barrhaven, married Sam, deceased but always in our hearts) and Ross (of Lanark, married Janice). Joan equally cherished her grandchildren: Astrid, Kierstin, Luis, Quinn and Samantha. All will cherish happy memories of her love. Joan also will be remembered fondly by her nieces and nephews, as well as neighbours and friends from Ferguson Street, Almonte and the Waterside Community in Carleton Place. She maintained and formed new friendships throughout her life including a profound one with Gwen MacLean of Almonte. Joan made a lasting impression on all she met. Joan worked for the Met. Life Insurance Company for many years. She was a founding member of Trinity United Church, Ottawa where she contributed her talents to: leadership of Canadian Girls in Training , the Sunday service decor and countless Christmas bazaars. Joan was also an active fundraiser in the Women’s Auxiliary which helped build the Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. After moving to Almonte in 2005, Joan joined the Almonte United Church. She was a gifted creator and collector of beautiful things. She laughed easily and often. She valued the country life and small town friendliness. She faced her health challenges with humour and great courage. The funeral will take place on Thursday, January 3rd at the Tubman Funeral Home at 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore and Baseline Road). Visitation begins at noon followed by a service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity United Church or Almonte United Church. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at

DODGE, Laureen At the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Thursday evening, January 3, 2012. Laureen Margaret Dodge of Pakenham at the age of 68 years. Dear daughter of the late Michael “Mac” Dodge and the late Loretta Herrick. Loved mother of Geoff (Kaitlyn Dalcourt). Dear sister of Brian Markwick (late Bev) of Winchester, Mike Dodge (Trish) of Pakenham, Ann Lacourse, Donna Dodge, Joan Rich (late Ted) and Shirley Dodge (Ted Hallman), all of Arnprior. Predeceased by brothers: Robert (Doreen of Arnprior) and Peter (late Lina). Also survived by nieces and nephews. A private family visitation and service took take place at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Cremation took place. To honor Laureen, please extend your kindness and generosity toward a single parent you may know. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

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CARD OF THANKS KELFORD, Clifford Andrew – The family of the late Clifford Kelford wish to thank all of our friends, family and neighbours for the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy during our recent loss of Cliff. We wish to thank everyone for the meals, cards, charitable donations, flowers, prayers, visits and phone calls during our time of need. We would also like to thank the paramedics Wayne Kehoe and Peter Bigauskas for their professionalism and true compassion. To the kind, caring staff of Blair & Son Funeral Home in Perth, especially Stewart Blair, thank you. Many thanks to Dr. Kenny & staff of the Perth Emergency room. A heartfelt thank you to Laura Kelford for all your help and continued help, you are greatly appreciated. A very special thank you to Grace Vaters for her kind, wonderful and true words at the Funeral Service. Thanks to Karen Buchanan for her lovely rendition of Amazing Grace, it really touched our hearts. A special thank you to Fred Partridge for his touching eulogy. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your sympathy and support at this time. Your many acts of kindness will always be remembered and very much treasured. With thanks and gratitude, Georgina Kelford and family



CARD OF THANKS We, the Myers family wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who were with us before, during and after the loss of our dear daughter Barbara Jean. Thanks to our family, church families and friends for your prayers, cards, flowers, food and charitable donations. A special thank you to Pastor Peter Goodyear and to those who provided music and song. Thank you to the pallbearers, Jack Myers, Earl Myers, Brad Foster, Dave Mathews, Robin Campbell and Melinda Cordick. A special thank you to the O’Darce Funeral Home for the love and care shown to the family. We want to thank the ladies of Asbury Free Methodist Church for the lovely lunch served after the funeral. Thank you to Bayshore nursing staff and to others who lovingly cared for Barb during her short illness. May God bless each one.

Violet passed away, peacefully, at her residence, in Smiths Falls, on Monday, December 31, 2012. Violet Lillian Josephine King, in her 90th year. She was predeceased by her parents; Joseph and Bertha Ramsey, and by her beloved husband, Kenneth, in 1981. Violet was also predeceased by her grandson, Frankie, in 2010, and by her sister Margaret. Cherished mother to; George (Betty) King, of Perth, Roy (Barb) King, of Beaverton, and Patricia-Anne (Terry), of Bradford. Treasured grandmother to Kim (Bill), of Orillia, Ronald (Jo), and Teresa (Ian), all of Beaverton, Roy, of Winnipeg, and Teri, of Bradford. Also sadly missed by her loving great-grandchildren, Violet will be fondly and lovingly remembered by her siblings; Frank (Ellamae) Ramsey, of California, James Ramsey (Susan Munro), of Adam’s Lake, Rosemary (late George) Haggar, of Smiths Falls, and Patricia (late Ralph) Ambridge, of Winchester, and by brother-in-law Fred (late Margaret) Haughton, of Lombardy.Violet will be missed by her bingo buddies at the Broadview Nursing Centre. A special thank you to the caring staff of Broadview for the loving care given to our mother during the time she was a resident there. Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth. Funeral service took place in the O’Dacre Family Chapel, on Thursday, January 3, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the GWM Hospital Foundation or L.A.W.S. would be appreciated. Interment, Rideau Ferry Cemetery in spring of 2013. Mrs. King’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082




Louise Bessie Salter (Wood)


Peacefully with her family by her side on January 4, 2013 in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of 48 years to Keith Salter. Cherished mother to Kevin (Julie) Salter and Jamie (Lisa) Salter. Much loved grandmother to Emily, Samantha, Aiden, Bree, and Rory. Louise is predeceased by her parents Flora and Henry Wood, siblings Martina, Keitha, Murial, Roy, and James. Louise is survived by sisters-in-law Bess Salter (the late Merlin), Jean Giff (the late Robert), Mary Cass (the late Raymond), many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

James R. E. (Jim) Dalgleish

Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, January 5, 2013 with his loving family by his side, Peter Delisle in his 64th year has sadly passed away. Survived by his wife Lorraine, where they resided in Kilworthy, Ontario. Daughters Christine Vincent (Dave), Tammy Delisle-Hooker (Al) and Becky Delisle (John Cribbie) all of Bracebridge, Ontario. Sisters Gloria Hendy (Smiths Falls), Carol Bingley (the late Brian Bingley) Rideau Ferry and brother Donnie Delisle (Faye Moore) Smiths Falls. He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Candice, Cole, Brennen, Ashley, Isabella and his many nieces and nephews. Anyone wishing to join the family in a celebration of Peter’s life are welcome to do so on Saturday, January 12th from 1-5 pm at the Smiths Falls Legion. Sadly Missed and Fondly Remembered The Delisle Family

Passed away in hospital, Smiths Falls, on Friday, December 28, 2012 James R. E. Dalgleish at the age of 85. Beloved husband and best friend of Betty V. (Barr) Dalgleish. Loved father of TaraJane (Ivar) Faarup of Cambridge and the late Jamie Dalgleish of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Kirsten Jamie Faarup and Cassandra Victoria Faarup. Dear brother-in-law of Bud (Carolyn) Barr of Smiths Falls. Private family services will be held in the spring. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Madden Sharon Madden (nee McLean)

Lackey, Gordon Hubert August 4, 1940 - December 30, 2012 Unexpectedly at The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior, with family by his side on Sunday December 30, 2012, at the age of 72. Loving father of Gord Jr., Carol-Ann, Steven and Cory. Proud grandfather of Amanda, Ryan, Jessica and Nathan. Great-grandfather of MacKenzie and Kadin and one on the way. Survived by his brothers Walter, Dave, Harold and Danny, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Hubert and Marion. Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Friday January 4, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the spring at United Cemeteries. For those who wish, a donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family. 0110.CLR404399


Passed away peacefully on January 4, 2013, at Kingston General Hospital surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 69. Beloved wife and best friend of Bernard “Bun” Madden. Loving and devoted mother of Daniel (Marilou) and Tammy (Mark) Boisclair. Proud and adoring “Nanna” of Nicole and Brock Boisclair. She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters; Lawrence (late Betty) McLean, Michael (Esther) McLean, Leonard (late Pat) McLean, Rose Marie McLean, Helen Shulist, Vincent McLean, Jack (Ann) McLean. Sharon is predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Zita (nee Poole) McLean; her other brothers and sisters Joseph McLean, Chuck McLean, Joan (late Charles) Osborne and Diane Madden. She will be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law, Diane’s husband Desmond Madden and her sister-in-law, Chuck’s wife Marg McLean, along with her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls, on Wednesday at 11 o’clock. Private interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Trillium Gift of Life Network.

YATES Helen Marie Peacefully at Rosebridge Manor in Easton Corners on Sunday January 6th, 2013. Helen Marie Ronan, in her 89th year, beloved wife of the late Eric Yates. Dear mother of Shirley Casselman (Clarence) of Brockville, Doug Yates (Connie) of RR 1 Frankville, Judy Nicholas (Frank) of RR 2 Jasper, Terry Yates (Veronica) of Toledo and Philip Yates (Yanette) of Pickering. Loving nanny of Aaron and Robert Casselman, Michael and Chris Yates, Jenn and Kate Nicholas, Dana, Nikki, and Erika Yates, Alex and Derek Yates. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Lesley Yates, a son-in-law, Basil Casselman, two grandchildren, Cheryl and Sharron Casselman, as well as one brother William Ronan and one sister Ann Whitmore. Helen will be sadly missed by 2 sisters-inlaw, Lenora Leeder (Everett) of Frankville, and Mary Ruzicka of California. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home Athens, on Friday January 11th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Philip Neri Church Toledo, on Saturday January 12th, at 11 am. Interment St. Philip Neri Cemetery. In memoriams to the St. Philip Neri Cemetery Fund will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at www. JUDSON FUNERAL HOME 613-924-2626

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Sylvia Faye Meraw

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Schooley Sarah Eleanor Schooley

Latimer, Julia Marie January 13, 1980 - January 6, 2013 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, with family by her side, on Sunday January 6, 2013, at the age of 32. Dear mother of Nicole. Loving daughter of Brian and Martha Latimer. Cherished sister of Jennifer Latimer (Jason Shipclark) and Jamie (Chris Lytle). Caring aunt of Emily, Ella, Noah and Ryann. Loved by her grandparents Evelyn and Forrest Latimer. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, on Friday January 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. CLR405305

(June 13, 1938 January 2, 2013) Passed away peacefully in hospital, Perth on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Sylvia (McEachern) Meraw at the age of 74. Beloved wife of the late Michael “Mick” Meraw. Loved and devoted mother of Ann Marie Pickup, Paul (Judy) Meraw, Nancy (Keith) Rhoden, Don “Bert” (Judy) Meraw and the late Donna Marie Meraw. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Krystal (Alex) Best-Pickup, Nicholas Pickup (Kaitlyn), J.J. Rhoden (Desirea), Tim Rhoden (Kyleigh), Zack Rhoden, Adam Meraw (Pam), Angie Meraw (Rob), Steven Meraw, Dan (Tory) Thomson, and Jamie (Dominic) Hamel. Dear sister of Linda (Wayne) Young and the late, Edith Edwards (late Allen) and Wayne (late Margaret) McEachern. Predeceased by parents Walter and Ethel McEachern. Sister-in-law of Pat (Jane) Meraw, Louis (Lorna) Meraw, Bert (Helen) Meraw and the late Wilfred Meraw, Larry Meraw and Betty Couch. Daughter-in-law of the late Michael (Margaret) Meraw. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and neighbours and especially her friends at BINGO. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 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 Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Friday, January 4th, 2013 in her 97th year. Daughter of the late Stanley Brumwell and Charlotte (Lottie Wigle) Brumwell of Windsor. Married 66 years to and predeceased by R. Monroe Schooley; mother to Richard (Karen) of Perth, Ontario and Alan (Lynn) of St. John, N.B.; grandmother of Megan (Phil Morgan), Jason (Donna MacLeod), Jessica (Tyler Thake) and step-grandmother to Christopher (Francis) Ewington; great-grandmother to Sarah, Tristan, Rachel, Taya, Isabella, Charlotte, Austin and Gregor. Born in Windsor and resident until 1941, returning in 1965, resident during the war years and 50’s of Ottawa, moving to Perth in 1959 and returning in 1995 to be with her family and grandchildren. Dedicated mother and proud grandmother. Family and friends are invited to join together for a funeral service to be held in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth, Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., followed by a reception in the church hall. The interment will be held in Woodslee, Ontario in the spring of 2013. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W., Perth, Ontario, K7H 2K1 would be appreciated. Arrangements are in care of Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, 613-267-3765. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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COBURN Georgena Helen Peacefully at Fairview Manor, Almonte on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Georgena H. Bulloch of Carleton Place in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late (1981) Bill Coburn. Much loved mother of Linda Coleman (Gerry), Lorraine Robertson (Harv.) and John Coburn (Debbie). Predeceased by her parents George & Nellie Bulloch (nee Horne) as well as her siblings; Dorothy Wilhemine, Melville and Isabel. Loving grandmother of Jason Coleman (Melinda), Stacey Harrison (Brian), Jennifer Barone (Joey), Julie Landrie (Judson), Ashley Coburn-McCheyne (Paul) and Brady Coburn. Dear great grandmother to Christina and Nicholas Barone, Garrett and Bridget Landrie and Jake and Carter Coleman. In keeping with mom’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. There will be a family graveside service in the spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313. For those who may want to honour mother with a memorial donation, please select a charity that is special to you. Condolences & Tributes:

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Clark Jim Clark

Unexpectedly in hospital in Kingston on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 James Herbert Holmes Clark at the age of 56 years. Loving son of Lorraine (Arnold) Fournier. Dearly loved husband of Marion E. (Garrett) Clark; cherished father of Travis (Melinda Gamble), Dayna Clark (Jonny Blair) and Kaley Clark (Benji Herns); proud Papa of Olivia. Dear brother of Candice Larmon, Janice (Dave) Dunnigan and Jack (Marilyn Rodger) Clark. Son-in-law of Roscoe and Brenda Garrett and brother-in-law of Peter (Marg) Garrett. Jim was predeceased by his father Victor Clark and his sister-in-law Bonnie (Anderson) Clark. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, his friends and all his family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, January 4th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) or an addiction program of choice would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday December 29, 2012 in her 56th year. Beloved wife to Rick Whitteker. Loving daughter to June and the late Ken Bygrove. Dear sister to Wendy Williams (Jim), Marnie Sosnick (Ron), Laurie Perkins (Dan), Sandy Arbour (Dan) and Beverly Cauley (Paul) Predeceased by brothers Barry Bygrove and Harold Bygrove. Daughter in law to Lois and Glen Whitteker. Sister in law to Marilyn Whitteker (George), Sandy Wark (Paul). Also survived by nieces Tammy Clark (Tony), Kara Johnston (Sean), Angie Lake (Darryl), Brittney Perkins, Tansley Cauley and Sienna Cauley. And nephews Brett Perkins, Michael Arbour, Justin Arbour, and Luke Cauley, Jason Mosher, Trevor (Bridget) Mosher, Riley Wark and Bailey Wark. Also great niece Winter Lake, Quincy Johnston, Logan Johnston, Tahlia Mosher and Madelen Mosher. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Wednesday January 2, 2013 from 1 until 3 PM. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at 3 PM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Smiths Falls Food Bank, L.A.W.S. or the Heart Institute would be appreciated. Online condolences are available at

Hueston Marilyn A. Hueston

Peacefully at her residence in Perth on Sunday December 30th, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Edward and Nellie Jones, her husband Don Hueston, her brother Dick Jones and sister Phyllis Carruthers. She is survived by sons Richard (Mary) and Jamie (Lois) Hueston, daughter Leslie (Ian) Coulter, grandchildren Donnie and Sara Coulter and sister-in-law Dorothy “Dot” Jones. Marilyn was actively involved with the Progressive Conservative Party in the Ottawa area, a founding member of the Ottawa Valley Golden Retriever Club, Past President of McMartin House, Perth and a passionate duplicate bridge player. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Thursday January 3rd, 2013 from 10:00 until 10:45 A.M. The funeral service was held in the chapel at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Wernikowski John B. Wernikowski

Peacefully on Monday, December 24th, 2012 John Basil Wernikowski at the age of 76. Predeceased in 2007 by his beloved wife Louise (Bourguignon) Wernikowski and in 2010 by their son John Jr. Dear father of Peter, Georgina (Brian) King, and Debbie (Rob) Schonauer. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, his two brothers, two sisters, nieces, nephews and all who knew him. Services are private for the family followed by interment in Hopetown Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Curran Lillian Mary Peacefully with her family by her side on January 5, 2013 at Broadview Nursing Centre in her 84th year. Beloved daughter of the late William and Mary Curran. Dear sister of Leonard (Isobell), Neil (Eva), Ross (late Geraldine), Pearl (late Clarence Coville). Lillian is predeceased by Kenneth (Emma), John ‘Jack’ (Myrtle) and Ernest (Shirley). She is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. As per Lillian’s wishes a Graveside Service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM. As expressions of sympathy donations to L.A.W.S. would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at

F/Lt. Miles J. Gordon R.C.A.F. (retd.) Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, Ontario on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the age of 82. Cherished husband of Fran (nee Peters) for 57 years. Loving father of Len and Jim (Wendy). Dear grandfather of Stephanie (Deo), Jennifer (Nathan), Carly and great grandfather of Richie. Loved brother of Lorraine Norkett. Predeceased by his parents James and Gladys Gordon. A private family Funeral will be held. Arrangements entrusted to ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, Barrie, Ontario. Memorial Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through


Annie “Marlene” Annie “Marlene” Johnston (nee Porritt), beloved wife of the late Orland Johnston, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Brandon, Manitoba. Left to mourn are: daughter Cheryl Couturier of Brandon, Manitoba; son Neil (Shirley) of Perth, Ontario; granddaughters Danielle and Stephanie Couturier and GG’s little angel, great granddaughter Grace Couturier. Cremation has taken place. A graveside and interment service will be held at a later date at Port Dover, Ontario. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & PrePlanning Centre, Brandon 1-888-694-8153.

Squires Barbara E. (nee Jones) Squires

Passed away peacefully in hospital, Smiths Falls, Barbara Ethel Squires (nee Jones) in her 95th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert. Loving and devoted mother of Barbara Ann. Barbara is predeceased by her brothers Alex, Stanley, Lawrence and Percy Jones; and her sister Viola. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews as well as her extended family. Private services will be held at the Pakenham Cemetery in the spring. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.



Thomas Campbell Finley Parker

Peacefully in hospital, Perth on Sunday January 6th, 2013 at the age of 80 years. He was the son of the late William T. and Leitha (Stephenson) Faith, cherished husband of Betty (Holmes); beloved father of Thom (Rose Avon), Ray (Kim McIntosh) and Barry (Bonnie Sugrue); grandfather of Susan, Jenna, Barry Jr., Kyle, Tyler, Ashlinn, Aimee, Samantha and Travis; great-grandfather of 9; brother of Ruby (Stan) Grant and the late Ray and Cliff Faith. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth on Thursday, January 10th 2013, at 11:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the church hall. Private interment will be held at Capital Memorial Gardens, Nepean. In remembrance, donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County or St. Paul’s United Church, Perth would be appreciated.

Tom passed away suddenly, in Perth, on Friday, December 28, 2012. Thomas Campbell Finley Parker, at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband for over 39 years, to Wilma Parker, of Perth, and cherished father to Caroline. Loving step-father to Brenda and Deborah. Grampa Tom will be sadly missed by all of his grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his step-daughter, Catherine in 2007. He will be fondly remembered by his special cousins, Jean and Catherine. To honour Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private interment to be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated. Mr. Parker’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Tennant Elizabeth Cox Tennant Betty passed away, peacefully, in hospital, Perth, on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Elizabeth Cox Tennant, of Perth, at the age of 84 years. Born in Liverpool, England on August 21 1928, Betty was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Euphemia Tennant, and by her sisters June and Janet. Caring and loving Aunt to Jeannette (Ken) Barrie, and Frank (Audrey) Low, all of Scotland. Betty will be sadly missed by her surviving sisters; Rita (late Colin) Elder, and Ella (George) Low, also of Scotland. Betty was a dear and close friend for over 20 years, to Elsie Garrett, of Perth. Betty was a valued and respected employee of C.N. Railway, where she was employed for many years. To honour Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with a private interment to be held at a later date. Betty’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082

BARRIE Elizabeth (Betty) Peacefully in Almonte General Hospital on Monday, January 1, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved wife for 66 years of William Barrie. Mother of three much-loved children, Diana (Doug), Bill (Ingrid), and Don (Rose). Predeceased by her parents William and Maude Buchanan and sister (Jean) of Prestwick, Scotland. Her great love was for her five grandchildren, Jesse (d. 2009), Lindsey, Caitlin, Nicole, and Brodie. Betty was foremost a homemaker but was also a trained singer, an actress, and a skilled quilter. She was a faithful member of Almonte Presbyterian Church, active in the Heather Club, and a volunteer in numerous community organizations. She came to Canada after World War II service in the W.R.N.S. at Portsmouth, England, and married Bill in 1946. A celebration of her life was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at Almonte Presbyterian Church. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Cambridge, Ontario. For those who would like to honour Betty, please consider a donation to Almonte General Hospital, Almonte Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice. The family is grateful for the skill and caring of Dr. Graeme McKillop and the Hospital staff. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

McInnes John Watt McInnes

In hospital on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Son of the late Annie Angus (Watt) and Alexander McInnes. Beloved husband and best friend of Ethelyne (Thompson) McInnes. Loved father of Harold “Sandy” (Debbie), Craig (Carol-Anne) and grandfather of Mackenzie. John was predeceased by his infant son John, sisters Ena Murray, Florence Lazenby and brother Carman McInnes. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and relatives. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Friday January 4th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The funeral service was held in the Hopetown United Church, on Saturday, January 5th at 2:00 P.M. Interment Hopetown Cemetery. In remembrance, memorial donations to the Almonte Country Haven Memorial Fund would be appreciated. The McInnes family wish to thank Dr. Paul Turner and the staff of Almonte Country Haven and the Smiths Falls Hospital for the fine care provided.

William Earl Faith

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

DILLABOUGH, Phyllis - Peacefully at home on Friday December 28, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Roy “R.P.” (1978). Loving mother of William (Kathy) of Mississauga and Rick (Nancy) of Glenburnie. Cherished by her grandchildren Jennifer, Megan, Michael and Kristina and by her great granddaughter Rachael. Predeceased by her 6 sisters. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Following our Mother’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of Life will be announced later. For those wishing donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston would be appreciated by her family. Arrangements entrusted to Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home Central Chapel, 49 Colborne St. Kingston, ON K7L 4Y8. 613-546-5454. DOWDALL, Margaret L. - Entered into rest, peacefully in Calgary, AB on December 31, 2012 at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her husband Garfield in 2003. She will be deeply missed by her son Terry (Marsha) and her grandchildren Jeff and Sarah (Mike). A celebration of her life and interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements in care of Lannin Funeral Home.

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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KERR James David “Jim” Passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on January 1, 2013 at the Fairview Manor in Almonte, ON. Jim Kerr Raised in Bright, ON, in his 81st year. Fondly remembered by the love of his life, Carol. Survived by his children Julie Cooper (Tim), Rob (Bonnie), David, John (Irina), Jeff, his step-children Jennifer Holmes, Angela Holmes, his several grandchildren and greatgrandchild. Special uncle to Beth (Dan). Donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Alzheimer Society (Ottawa and Renfrew County). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

JACQUES Catherine Lorraine

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy Jacques on December 26, 2012 in her 62nd year. She will be missed as she was the beloved wife of Tommy Jacques. Cherished mother to Camille Vienneau and Jackie Forsythe. Proud grandmother to her 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Cathy is predeceased by her parents and siblings. As per Cathy’s wishes no funeral services will be held. The family will be having a private memorial service to celebrate her life. As expressions of sympathy donations to Crossroads Community Church would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at

LACELLE – In loving memory of Christine (Chris) (nee Giles), our dear sister/sister-in-law and aunt, who passed away January 12, 2008. As time goes on without you, And the days turn into years, They hold a million memories And a thousand silent tears. To us you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. We love you and we miss you Until we meet again… Love Donna and Bill Tracy and Jamie Mike and Families

You left this world so suddenly, I think my heart went too. I feel so lost and lonely, And I cry from missing you. My heart feels like it’s breaking, As I try to carry on. You were my life, my everything, But now my dear, you’ve gone. I pray that God will give me strength Until He calls me too. Then what joy will fill my heart, When I’m again with you. (poem by Ron Tranmer)

Always in my heart Debbie

LABELLE, Anthony (Tony) – January 8, 2005. Tony what has happened tragically has brought us close. The memories of your life will always live on. With the sparkle in your eyes, And a smile on your face, In our hearts you have filled a special place. So when we think of you son We will forever reflect back To who you once were 8 years ago. Dearly loved and missed Mom and Dad - Mark and Hilda ------------------------------------------Brother, brother-in-law Beautiful memories Are wonderful things, They last till the longest day, They never wear out, They never get lost, And can never be given away. To some you may be forgotten, Tony To others a part of the past. But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will always last. Kim and Cliff Don and Angel, Tara

Dylan Ryan October 16, 1990–January 8, 2011 The moment that you died, Our hearts split in two, The one side filled with memories, The other died with you. We often lay awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon our cheeks. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, But missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. We hold you tightly within our hearts, And there you will remain, Life goes on without you, But it will never be the same. For those who still have their sons, Treat him with tender care, You will never know the emptiness, And when you turn and he is not there. Love always, Kerry, Penny and Dustin

“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

10th 1981 - Stewart, Charlotte Ann 1996 - Gamble, Dr. Donald M. 1997 - Catt, André Donald 1999 - McKay, Pearl Elizabeth 2003 - Cole, Brian James Delbert 2003 - Hourigan, John Dennis 2008 - Julian, Rita Marguerite 11th 1977 - Watson, William 1985 - West, Patricia Mary 1995 - Jeeves, Isabella Howard 1996 - Middleton, Pamela R. 1997 - Stewart, Jean McLaren 2005 - Lowe, Beryl Primrose 2011 - Virgin, Nathan Howard 2011 - Munro, Howard John 2011 - Tatton, William Grace 2012 - Whiteside, Scott John 2012 - McPhail, Michael Robert 12th 1982 - Gilmour, Hannah 1987 - Drynan, Myrtlena Maryanna 1997 - Barratt, Elva Gertrude 1999 - Leys, Maj. James Farquharson - O. of C. 2004 - Fulton, Howard Alexander 2008 - Lacelle, Christine Elizabeth 13th 1977 - Watson, Catherine

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”.

1981 - Watson, Iva Ena 1998 - Hansel, Bernd 1998 - Dick, Lillian 2000 - Bradley, Ruth Robena 14th 1988 - Byrne, Beatrice Monica 1990 - Silk, James William 2001 - Grace, Ruth Eloise 2010 - Barron, Louise Irene 15th 1976 - Gallagher, Marilyn Dianne 1983 - Hambleton, Everett William Gordon 1983 - Barker, Lillian Grace 1986 - Craig, Melvena Christina Adeline 1987 - Ireton, John Eldon Cecil 1987 - Cavanagh, Winnifred Elizabeth 1991 - Hayward, Russell Mathew 1996 - Paterson, Luella A. 1997 - Kozikowski, Paul P. 1998 - Paterson, Delmer George Stewart 2002 - Barker, Robert James “Bob” 2003 - Goldthorpe, Maud Elizabeth 2007 - Balik, Anna 2011- McGrath, Thomas John Harve 16th 1975 - Lyons, Daisy Margaret 1992 - Lalonde, Elizabeth Eileen 2001 - Leys, Winifred Irene 2003 - Bullock, Alton Lester “Tony”

LACKIE Jean - In loving memory of a dear Mom, Grandma and Great-Gram who passed away January 8, 2011. We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too. We think of you in silence And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy We do it every day It’s the heartache of losing you That will never go away. We think of you as living In the hearts of those you touched For nothing loved is ever lost And you were loved so much. Sadly missed by all your family.

WILKINSON, Patricia - In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away January 3, 2007. We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too We think of you in silence And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know Remembering you is easy We do it every day It’s the heartache of losing you That will never go away. Lovingly remembered by Robert and Karen, Bill and Lisa, John and Whitney and grandchildren

HANNAFORD Bev - In loving memory of a special mom, mother-in-law, nan and great-nan who passed away January 6, 2007. If we could have a lifetime wish and one dream that could come true We would pray to God with all our hearts just to see and speak to you A thousand words won’t bring you back We know because we’ve tried and neither will a million tears We know because we’ve cried You left behind our broken hearts and precious memories too But we never wanted memories We only wanted you “You are the wind beneath my wings” Always remembered, forever loved Marg, Barry and family.


McKENNA, Gerald T. November 5, 1959 - January 6, 2012. Treasured Moments I treasure every moment You spent in life with me. I hoped to have you longer, But it wasn’t meant to be.

LUMSDEN - In memory of our precious granddaughter. No further away than a picture, A smile or remembered phrase, Rhonda lives in memory, So close in so many ways. For how often does a sunset Bring nostalgic thoughts to mind, Of moments that she shared in days now left behind. Yes, memory has a magic way Of keeping Rhonda near, Even close in mind and heart, Are memories we hold most dear. God called her home January 17, 1989 Always missed by Ron, Shirley, Rick, Randy, Betty, and friends JULIAN, Eric & Rita In loving memory of our dear Mom & Dad/Grandma and Grandpa, who passed away February 2, 1996 and Jan 10th, 2008 The years may wipe out many things, But this they’ll wipe out never, The memories of those happy days Which we all had shared together Remembered always Love Eric & Janie Kim, Julie, Erin and Matthew Keith, Cindy, Dan and Melissa

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STODDARD, Logan In memory of our most beloved youngest son, Logan, who left us far too soon, January 5, 2011. They say it will get better, angel. We only wonder when… “Pugnemus in pro vobis” Loving and missing you every single day Love Mom and Dad

IRVINE - One year ago on Jan. 15, 2012, Thomas R. Irvine was tragically killed by a Drunk Driver. He was a son and brother who was loved very deeply and he is dearly missed so very, very much every minute of every day. All our Love, Thomas. Love, Dad, Mom, Jeffrey & Patricia

MYERS - In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, Scott Joseph George, who passed away January 14, 1998. Fifteen years have passed and gone Since the one we loved so well Was taken from our home on earth With Jesus Christ to dwell. Ever loved and always remembered by Mom, Dad, Bob, Steve and families

PHILLIPS - In loving memory of a dear son, brother and father, Willy, who passed away January 14, 2003. Every day in some small way Memories of you come our way Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. Love Phillips Family Kristina and Ryan

STODDARD, Logan - In memory of our youngest brother, Logan, who left us far too soon, January 5, 2011. If ever there is tomorrow When we are not together There is something very important That we must all remember. You are braver than you believe Stronger than you seem And smarter than you think But the most important part of all Is that even when we’re apart We will always be with you, And you with us. “Pugnemus in pro vobis” Loving and missing you every single day Love Bryanna, Bryce and Lucas LACELLE, Christine (nee Giles) – In loving memory of my dear daughter “Chris” who passed away January 12, 2008. Sadly missed along life’s way Quietly remembered everyday, No longer in my life to share But in my heart you are always there. You are always in my thoughts Sadly missed but never forgotten. Dad FRANCIS JAMES BERNICKY January 10, 1984 Twenty-nine years already since you left, Yet not a day goes by that we do not think of you and the love and happiness you gave us. Today, the thought that you are watching and guiding us from above brings us feelings of peace and comfort. From a quiet thought or a secret tear, your sweet memory remains forever here. We will always love you Your son Brian, wife Marina

BROWN – In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Carl, who passed away January 1, 2012. He is gone but not forgotten, And, as dawns another year; In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of him are always near. Days of sadness will come o’er us, Many think the wound is healed, But they little know the sorrow, That lies in the heart concealed. Always in our hearts wife, Johan children, Janet, Steve, Tina, Kelly and families

MCPHAIL, Mike - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and brother who passed away one year ago on January 11, 2012. In our hearts, his memory lives on forever. Love you always, Peggy, Amber, Christine, Susan and family

Heather’s Studio Art Classes 12B Beckwith St

Smiths Falls

Children 3-5 yrs. Thurs. 4-5 p.m.

6-10 yrs. Mon. 4-5 p.m.

Teens Wed. 4-5 p.m.

Adult Drawing Mon. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Adult Painting

Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). w w w. s c o u t e n w h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629. Dan Peters New Bed Factory Outlet- January clearance- 20-50% off! Over 300 Ontario made mattress & boxspring sets in stock! Foam single matts $79, double $99, coil mattress & box sets $159 single, $199 double, queen pillow top sets $379, king size 800 coil set $699, new queen memory gel sets $899 wow! King size pocket coil with 5” latex plush top only 1 in stock was $2199 50% off now only $1099! 3/4 beds available. Delivery available. Call for bulk discounts. Evening appointments available. Call 613-284-8281 open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am-5 pm, open till 8 pm on Fridays! 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Debbee’s Bees, for all your beekeeping needs. NUC’s and Queen Bees for sale. 434 McCann Rd., Portland K0G 1V0. 613-483-8000 or go to Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. I Connect AV and computer help. Need help with your electronics? Audio video installs in-home tutoring. Call Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515. John Deere heavy duty snowblower, 7ft wide, works well, $1200 o.b.o. 1998 double-bed ski-doo trailer, good condition, $700 o.b.o 613-479-2303 or 613-479-2171

Need Auto Financing? 100% Approvals, No turndowns! Call 613-281-4864. Apply online @ EMC Classifieds

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4 MotoMaster Total Terrain snow tires mounted on rims. 235/70R16. Asking $425. Call 613-267-5971. 4 Snow Tires, used 2 winters, 195/60R15. $135. Portland/call 613-272-3310. 7-1/2’ Fisher snowplow. $750 o.b.o. 613-259-2067 evenings.

Posture Rest new mattress & Boxspring set- single $329, double $479, queen $519.00, king $699.00 All the quality without the heavy price tag! (613)284-1234 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Radio Controlled model aircraft. Two Eagle 2 Trainers, both very good condition. 613-257-7822 for more information.

5 Generations of Sales of Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Stored inside. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 613-253-8006. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.


Firewood for sale, cut, split, delivered. Hardwood. $90 a cord. 613-984-1183.

Hunters Safety Canadian Firearms Course, Carp, February 8, 9, 10. Call Wenda Cochran at 613-256-2409

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Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call 613-479-2870.

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2000 Sierra Half-ton truck with cap, blue with pewter trim, 225,000 highway km’s, $2,400. Call 613-256-3527.


We computers Windows not functioning? Computer running slow? Viruses, malware, blue screen? Come into Staples today for a Total Repair service. No upcharges, no hidden fees. Staples SMITHS FALLS 613-283-3200 ext 236

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Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455.

Buy with confidence Reliable and affordable used vehicles • Financing O.A.C. 613-267-7484

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.

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

Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203. Husky/Golden Lab puppies for sale, $300 each. Come with first shots. Call 613-812-0643.

Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. (613)889-3717.

Purebred female, 10 month old, Blue Tick Hound. House trained, will make good pet or hunting dog. Asking $75. 613-851-4571.

Manuals and decals. Operator manuals, service manuals, parts manuals. Tractors, engines, implements and heavy equipment. Robert’s Tractor Manuals (519)539-0739.

Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.

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

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

Dorset Ram, 3 years old, gentle. $375. Call 613-326-0366. St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198.

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 You’ll be

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Staples CARLETON PLACE 613-253-2400 ext 236

Smiths Falls

Sales and Service

We pay TOP DOLLAR for your Unwanted Car.


Lot Clearing Select Harvesting

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.

Piano Tuner Technician for all your piano needs. Call Lionel Pauze. 1(613)278-2017.


We Buy/Sell Standing Timber

Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit for dates and details of courses near you.

Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

Visit Street Flea Market

5 Miles South of Smiths Falls Hwy 15 @ Bay Rd.

Child’s toy tin horse, older collectible piece, front moves up and down, restored, 29” high, 27” long. $350. 613-275-2333.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

Looking for a reliable pre-owned appliance? Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm 613-284-2000

Antiques for sale, visit our barn full of antiques. 3654 Hwy 29 North at Cedar Hill Road, Pakenham. Info: 613-794-5634 or 613-256-8937.

Firewood, all hardwood $85/face cord, softwood mixed, $65/face cord. Also outdoor furnace wood available. Delivery available. 613-285-1547.

Guitar, acoustic, new, never played, with case, blue and red in colour. 2 to choose from. $125 each. 613-275-2333

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Fur Harvest Fur Management and Conservation Course. Want to get your Trappers Licence? A course is being held at Hopetown Community Centre February 1, 2, 3rd, 9th & 10th. Please contact Laurie Whyte at 613-259-3283 or Lyle Cavanagh at 613-839-5311.

Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648 or

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

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Must Sell!! 5 piece dinette set, Gibbard dining room set, armchair, wing chair and sofa bed. All in A1 condition. 613-257-8498.

Wed. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wed. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

30 gallon oil fired hot water heater, and 900 litre oil tank for sale. $500 for both. 613-259-3407.

New Queen memory gel mattress set. $999 wow! (613)284-1234, 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tues.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Fridays open till 8 pm.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire, $5,500 certified and E-tested. Call 613-812-1835.



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

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


Uncle Pete: I still can’t believe that God took you away, But I guess he decided He needed another Angel that day. You fought long and hard and never complained, And I know Gram was waiting for you to make that walk down the lane. You were always there for everyone to lend a hand, You would give the shirt off your back or whatever you can. I’ll always cherish the times we had together, We had so many laughs while drinking whatever. It won’t be the same, now that you’re gone. I can’t bring myself to say goodbye, so I’ll just say so long. Love you lots Sher

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.

New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234.

Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 9 5 4 5 , (613)257-3790, 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 bdrm apt. in Lanark village, $500/month + utilities, fridge, stove, shared laundry room, references. 1st & last, MLS# 854187. 613-200-1000. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $850/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage. 2 bedroom second floor apartment, downtown Carleton Place, includes water, heat, 4-pc bath, stove, fridge and parking. No smoking or pets, first and last months rent and references. Available February 1, $850/month + hydro. (613)314-1013 and (613)839-0039. 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. 3 bedroom home, Smiths Falls, good neighbourhood. Heat, hydro, water, stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. $1,200/month. Call Perry 613-284-4191 Weagle Realty Ltd. 56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266.

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FUMERTON, James Robert - In loving memory of a dear father who passed away on January 7, 1977. Another year has passed us by And I often sit and wonder why, Our time together was not too long Because to me that was very wrong. I wish we had time to get to know each one Together as father and son. Everyone tells me you were one of a kind, And I know that is true without a doubt in my mind. You are my father through and through And I want you to know I really miss you. Although I was young and didn’t know you well, I know in my heart you were there each time that I fell. All my mistakes whether big or small I know you helped me through them all. I want you to know, I am proud to be the son you had Because hands-down you are the world’s greatest Dad. Lovingly missed, Son, Peter

MCCANN, Barbara- In loving memory of my dear friend who passed away January 3, 2008. I cannot say and I will not say that she is dead. She is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, She has wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, Since she lingers there. And you-oh, you, who the wildest yearn For the oldtime step and the glad return Think of her faring on, as dear, In the love of there, as the love of here. Think of her still as the same, I say She is not dead-she is just away. Miss you Barb, Love Fifi & Earl


CONBOY, Ian ScottNov 22, 1971- Jan 9, 2003. We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning and every evening we know that you are gone. We share the painful heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. The sorrow of knowing all the joys that you have missed, The unfulfilled dreams and special times you never had, These are the things that make us sad. Though ten years have passed, the special person who had sparkling blue eyes and a ready smile, And for others the willingness to go the extra mile. Remains forever in our hearts, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still. Always and forever Mom, Dad, Wendy, Jeff and family

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Bright 2 bedroom apt., Perth. Clean, secure, building. Parking, laundry on site. Close to pool and all amenities. $825. Available immediately. 613-267-6940. 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 house, hardwood floors, 4 appliances, laundry hookup, available January 1, $1,250 plus utilities. 613-257-5875. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached, private driveway, patio and yard. No smoking $1,125/month plus utilities. Available now. 613-913-9229. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carleton Place, large 3 bedroom home, basement, garage, private deck, no smoking, $1,195/month plus utilities, available soon. 613-913-9229.

Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. 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. Downtown Perth- Large sunny 1 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Water included. Quiet building. Non-smoking. $650/mth. Available February 15 or March 1. 613-464-3336. 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. Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100

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Kemptville. Room mate wanted to share 2 bedroom apartment, $400/month. Available now. 613-219-2306. Large Furnished Suite with view, full private bathroom, no pets/smoking, $600/mth. 613-326-0366. 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+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.

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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 apt. $700/month plus hydro; 1 bedroom $540/mth. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth, 2 bedroom plus den. 5 appliances. Large eat-in kitchen. Parking. No pets. References. $975 plus utilities. Occupancy negotiable. 613-267-1392.

Unique, Modern, Luxury Smiths Falls Apartment for rent overlooking the Rideau Canal and River Energy efďŹ cient, carpet free 1500 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment overlooking the Rideau Canal, UNESCO World Heritage site, now available for rent! You will love having company and entertaining in the open concept living and dining area oriented toward the waterway with a focal gas ďŹ replace. Extend your living space as you walk through beautiful garden doors to the 3 season sun room where you will be delighted by the array of boats and yachts that are the backdrop to this location in season. Spoil yourself in the custom solid wood kitchen complete with island and 4 stainless appliances. Large master bedroom, walk-in closet and an ensuite with whirlpool tub/heated ďŹ&#x201A;oor. Front load washer/dryer, air conditioning, parking, so many features to boast about call now to book a viewing and ensure you do not miss your opportunity to call this address your home! For showing please call 613-283-5957


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Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380. Small 2 bedroom duplex in Smiths Falls. Yard, private driveway, storage shed. First and last required. You pay heat and hydro. $660/month. Available March 1. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls- 1 bedroom townhouse. Great location, behind Zellers, near schools, fridge, stove. $640/plus. Available Feb. 1. 416-252-0498, e-mail


Smiths Falls, 3 bedroom condo, fridge and stove included. Available March 1. 613-257-7908. 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.

Beautiful new energy efficient house, 2020 sq. ft. plus walkout basement, 2.35 acres, across Bennett Lake, 15 minutes north Perth, $339,000. 613-264-9016. Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 1-1/2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,900. 613-267-9890.

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Rooms to rent with family, furnished, shared laundry/kitchen/main bath, includes cable. $400/$500 per month. References required. Carleton Place. 613-253-0821.

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Perth/Carleton Place. Newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Tennyson Rd., border of Carleton Place and Perth. $1,500/month plus utilities. 613-267-5746.


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Perth, cozy semi-detached, 1 bedroom bachelor. Recently renovated. Available immediately. $500/month plus. Nice residential neighbourhood close to downtown. References. Call or text 613-264-7275.


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Deadline for submission is January 14th, 2013.

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Client Service Delivery Coordinator South East (Brockville Office)

Casual Machine Helpers 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 Attn: Walter Dubas Fax (613) 283-7480 E-mail: CL420365_1227

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Trillium Health Care Products 2337 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, Ontario K6V 5W5 Fax: (613) 342-5330 Trillium Health Care Products is a manufacturer of high quality OTC and Rx products. Our product lines include a number of recognized health care products to notable multi-national and domestic businesses in the North American marketplace. Located in the beautiful, 1000 Islands tourist region in Eastern Ontario, our dynamic business has an immediate opening for the following position. We are looking for a career-minded individual with a record of accomplishment in both productivity and quality and the ability to drive continuous improvement.

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PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER, BROCKVILLE BRANCH Red Cross Care Partners is currently seeking Personal Support Workers in the Brockville, Gananoque, Athens, Mallorytown, Perth, Smiths Falls, Westport, Prescott and surrounding areas. We are looking for energetic and dedicated Personal Support Worker to help us our clients in our community with activities of daily living. This position would require someone to perform special functions under the Supervision of a RN or RPN/Supervisor. Responsibilities: - Provides personal care to the client - Utilizes proper body mechanics and transfer techniques in order to carry out safe lifts and/or transfers - Provides cognitive, social and/or emotional support to the client - Provides assistance with a variety of household tasks - Prepares nutritious, varied and economical meals and snacks, including special diets, as determined by the care plan, and uses proper food preparation, storage and hygiene practices - Promotes a safe environment for both the client and worker QualiďŹ cations and Position Requirements: - Experience working with the elderly in a community setting - Available for non-traditional hours, including evenings and alternate weekends - Access to transportation/vehicle - PSW certiďŹ cate, HCA, Personal Attendant, Home Support III CertiďŹ cate or DSW Diploma required

For application please contact: (613) 342-3528, 1-888-428-6384 Or send a resume to: Red Cross Care Partners Brockville Branch 80 Charles Street Brockville, ON K6V 1T3 Fax: 613-342-9023 Email:

THE EMC - 45 - Thursday, January 10, 2013


Total Compensation and BeneďŹ ts: - Flexible hours and diverse assignments - Competitive wages, mileage & travel time - Paid orientation - BeneďŹ ts package


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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR 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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- 2 days per week - Must be proďŹ cient in LTC Inspection protocals - Must be experienced in Long Term Care - Experience in education required - Excellent organization and analytical skills required as well as the ability to motivate staff Part-time and Casual Registered Nurses Casual Registered Practical Nurses *current registration with CNO required Casual Personal Support Workers with CertiďŹ cate Casual Dietary Aides with Food Service Worker CertiďŹ cate or currently enrolled Casual Cook with Chef Training or Culinary Management Diploma Please forward resume to Sandra Sheridan - Administrator Fax: 613-925-5425


Please fax your resume along with three references to 613-284-0873 or email:


International Experience would be an asset Competitive wages & beneďŹ ts Mon. to Fri. Days Please send resume to: R&M Truck & Trailer Repairs Hartney St., Arnprior Fax: 613-623-5382 email: or phone 613-623-6508


We offer a competitive wage to match your experience and qualifications.

Come Join Our Winning Team! Registered Nurse - Clinical Coordinator



Duties will include teaching and fitting clients for a variety of home healthcare products: sports braces, compression stockings, CPAP (sleep apnea) machines and more. Applicants should have excellent people and computer skills.

We are a 60 bed Long Term Care Home in Prescott, ON


RN needed for busy home healthcare retail store.

Licensed Truck Technician or Experienced Apprentice


Registered Nurse - Casual Part-time

DUE TO AN INCREASE IN BUSINESS WE ARE LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED FULL TIME A/Z DRIVERS TO RUN VAN FREIGHT TO AND FROM THE USA. Full time drivers have an assigned truck Part time drivers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2-3 trips per month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we can accommodate your schedule. Paid drops, picks and switches Paid weekly by direct deposit Runs primarily to NC, SC, TN, GA, CA, AZ & TX Doing FTL & LTL Qualcom dispatch Border crossing paperwork done by ofďŹ ce New condo Freightliner Trucks, gen sets, auto shift Guaranteed daily pay rate Paid hub mileage/$.05 extra for Hazmat miles We NEED - Clean abstract 2 years USA experience Positive attitude Fast card/passport CALL 1-800-387-0504 ext 222 Contact Ed Duncan - cell 613-791-6133 e-mail

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Moncionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YIG 671 River Rd., Ottawa Joe 613-822-4749 Residential Foundation Company looking for form setters, labourers as well as experienced boom truck, concrete pump, and stone slinger operators. Valid DZ and clean drivers abstract a must. Competitive wage based on experience with benefits. Please fax resume to 613-256-3008 or email to Snowplow/Salt truck drivers required for T.G. Carroll Cartage Ltd. AZ licence required. Fax 613-836-7658 or

TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations and Salary provide. Various benefits. Apply 902-422-1455 email Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be



Interior/exterior renovations, carpentry, drywall, painting, repairs. Call Dan 613-285-4613. Mature bondable woman looking for house cleaning jobs. Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and Merrickville. References on request. ( 6 1 3 ) 2 8 3 - 3 0 7 6 , (613)430-0878.

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic and talented electrical engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities can include some of the following: s $ESIGN TEST TROUBLESHOOTANDINTEGRATEDIGITAL ANALOGCIRCUITS and subsystems s $ESIGNLOWANDHIGH POWERMICROWAVECIRCUITS INCLUDING amplitude and frequency control s 3ETUPANDOPERATEAN2&TESTLABORATORY s $ESIGNANDTESTHIGHVOLTAGECIRCUITSANDSUBSYSTEMS s %VALUATEDYNAMICPERFORMANCEOF$#SERVOMOTORAMPLIlER CIRCUITSANDlRMWARE s 0ARTICIPATEINTHEDEVELOPMENTPROCESSBYCOLLABORATINGWITH scientists and other engineers s 7RITETECHNICALDOCUMENTATIONTOSUPPORTMANUFACTURING processes and fabrication s 0ERFORMVERIlCATIONANDVALIDATIONTESTINGEG%-# %LECTRICAL safety, system functionality)



Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183.

Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.

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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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic and talented software engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities will include: s 0ARTICIPATEINTHEDEVELOPMENTPROCESSINCOLLABORATIONWITH scientists and other engineers. s $ESIGNANDDEVELOPREAL TIMECONTROLSYSTEMSOFTWARE s 7RITETECHNICALDOCUMENTATIONTOSUPPORTVERIlCATION VALIDATION ANDCERTIlCATIONOFDESIGNS s 4ESTANDVALIDATESYSTEMCONTROLSSOFTWAREFORMEDICALAND industrial products.

Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.


Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Home Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Painting/cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.



REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS Township of Montague â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Acoustic Panels, AV Equipment, Commercial Dishwasher, Electrical Repairs, Indoor Plumbing Work, Outdoor Lighting and Professional Grade Tables The Township of Montague is requesting seven (7) separate quotes from interested parties for the following items to be installed at the Montague Centennial (Rosedale) Hall located at 657 Rosedale Road South, Smiths Falls, Ontario: â&#x20AC;˘ Materials and delivery of Acoustic Panels; â&#x20AC;˘ Audio Visual Equipment including a new projection and audio system; â&#x20AC;˘ One commercial dishwasher with hydraulic lift; â&#x20AC;˘ Supply and installation of electrical work required to go from the panel to the dishwasher and the supply and installation of an electrical plug in the hall and plugs in the kitchen; â&#x20AC;˘ Supply and installation of plumbing for one commercial dishwasher; â&#x20AC;˘ Outdoor lighting for six (6) recessed lights to be installed in the eves; and â&#x20AC;˘ Twelve (12) rectangular, 8-ft professional grade tables. Written quotations, specifying the materials and installation cost as well as an estimate of the length of time the ordering of materials and installation will take, must be received by the Township of Montague at noon on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 and will be considered by Council at the February 19th, 2013 Council meeting. There will be a mandatory site meeting scheduled for bidders of the Acoustic Panels, AV Equipment, Electrical Repairs, Indoor Plumbing Work and Outdoor Lighting Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 12:30pm at The Centennial Hall. Please contact CAO G. Barnes (gbarnes@township. for detailed information on the Request for Quotations or visit the Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at CL339774_0110

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and resourceful Director of Manufacturing and Facilities Operations to join our Manufacturing team. This senior role will assume signiďŹ cant responsibilities for the management of union and non-union staff, manufacturing, production control, stores and inventory control, procurement, production engineering planning, production equipment maintenance, facility equipment maintenance and service contracts, cafeteria and contract manufacturing. Responsibilities include: s 2ESPONSIBLEFORDIRECTINGTHESUPERVISORYTEAMTHATMANAGES the unionized manufacturing work force, unionized production support staff and non-union staff s 2ESPONSIBLEFORMAKINGRECOMMENDATIONSONWORKFORCESKILLS and stafďŹ ng requirements to meet current and future production and development needs s !CTIVELYPARTICIPATEINNEGOTIATIONSOFUNIONCONTRACTS s 2ESPONSIBLEFORCONTROLLINGINVENTORYINVESTMENTSTOLEVELS appropriate to production targets s %NSURESPRODUCTIONCOMPLETIONSSATISFYSALESANDINVENTORY investment requirements s 2ESPONSIBLEFORACCURACYOFTHE%20SYSTEMASITPERTAINS to manufacturing data, manufacturing processes and bills of material, item masters, product costs, storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inventory values and accuracy, approved suppliers listings and master schedule demands relative to sales forecasts s %NSUREALLAPPLICABLE&EDERALAND0ROVINCIALPLANTSAFETY measures and regulations are being met s -AKERECOMMENDATIONSONMAJORNEWMANUFACTURINGANDPLANT equipment, minor and standard operational expenditures and contracts s %NSURESPRODUCTIONANDFACILITYEQUIPMENTISVALIDATEDAND maintenance programmes satisfy regulatory and contractual requirements. Manage the cafeteria, controlling cost while providing healthy, nutritious food s )NCOMPLIANCEWITHTHEQUALITYMANUALANDOPERATIONALPROCEdures, direct production engineering and planning staff with the implementation of new products and design changes of existing productions into production, and with the disposition of noncompliant inventory s 7ORKINGCLOSELYWITHPRODUCTIONENGINEERING DEVELOPANDGROW contract manufacturing business, setting pricing and delivery for medical and nuclear product manufacturing SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: s "ACHELORDEGREEIN-ECHANICAL%NGINEERINGPLUSAMINIMUM of 7-10 years experience managing Manufacturing Operations required s -USTHAVEASTRONGKNOWLEDGEOFENGINEERINGPRACTICESWITH particular emphasis on manufacturing processes, machining, fabrication, welding, and some knowledge of electronics required s %XPERIENCEINPRODUCTCOSTING %20SYSTEMSAND!0)# certiďŹ cation would be an asset s -USTHAVEEXPERIENCEONENGINEERINGDESIGNRELEASEINTO production and project management s  YEARSOFMANAGERIALEXPERIENCEINAUNIONANDNON UNION environment essential s -USTBEABLETOUNDERSTAND INTERPRETANDAPPLYLANGUAGEIN collective agreements s 3TRONGKNOWLEDGEOFQUALITYSYSTEMS )3/ '-0SAND#!. :WOULDBEANASSET s 3TRONGANALYTICAL ORGANIZATIONALANDPROBLEMSOLVINGSKILLS required s -USTHAVETHEABILITYTOEFFECTIVELYWORKWITHALLLEVELSAND departments s -USTHAVEEXCELLENTINTERPERSONALSKILLSANDTHEABILITYTOWORK effectively in a team environment s %XCELLENT%NGLISHVERBALWRITTENCOMMUNICATIONSKILLSESSENTIAL s 4HISPOSITIONREQUIRESGOODKNOWLEDGEANDAPPRECIATIONOF Company operating procedures, policies and practices !LLAPPLICANTSSHOULDAPPLYINWRITINGWITHACOVERLETTERAND resume to Human Resources: %MAILJOBS THERATRONICSCAOR&AX   ./4%/NLYSUCCESSFULCANDIDATESSHALLBECONTACTEDFORINTERVIEWS




Expert roof top snow and ice removal, 30 years roofing and snow removal experience. Residential and commercial. 613-264-8764.

Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.


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THE EMC - 46 - Thursday, January 10, 2013

Roof Snow Removal House & Cottage Roofs

613-253-4764 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let the roof fall in on you!â&#x20AC;?


Clean As A Whistle House Cleaning Services. Call 613-283-9823, cell 613-430-0162.


INTERIOR PAINTING Professional Work. Reasonable Rates. Honest . Clean. Free Estimates. R e f e r e n c e s . 613-831-2569 Home 613-355-7938 Cell. NO JOB TO SMALL!



Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.



Affordable Handyman- Household repairs and maintenance. Interior/exterior painting/staining, carpentry, minor plumbing. Call and book now for winter specials. No job too small. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do them all. (613)283-2070.

Pure Ingenuity Inc. Equipment Design and Fabrication Group, Kingston, requires full time sheet metal fabricator. Duties to include reading drawings, layout of material and working with a variety of metalworking equipment in a CWB/TSSA certified shop. Interested applicants may submit their resume to:



Action Fast Junk Removal. best prices, 10% Seniors Discount, call driver directly for free quote, 7 days a week. (613)266-0431.

ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158


â&#x20AC;&#x153;A1â&#x20AC;? Handyman with half-ton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eaves trough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 613-253-4764.





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UPCOMING AUCTIONS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call or email to Book Your Auction Todayâ&#x20AC;? Saturday January 19, 2013 - Restaurant Liquidation Auction For â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddies Restaurantâ&#x20AC;? 5 Main Street East, Smiths Falls. Auction Starts at 10 AM SHARP (Preview from 9 am). Commercial Equipment: Natural gas Radiant Star Max charbroiler, Star Max Natural gas 48â&#x20AC;? griddle, HABCO 2 48â&#x20AC;? sliding door commercial cooler, Imperial Natural gas 6 burner range, 72â&#x20AC;? SS equipment stand, SS stand/table, Warming lights, BUNN double burner, cash register, glass front & top display case, selection of commercial dishes & effects, 7 sets of wooden dining table sets with 4 chairs, Occasional pedestal tables, 2 door ice cream freezer, chest freezers, Pepsi single door commercial cooler, sandwich board, crafts, decoration & effects. This restaurant is closed as of Sunday January 13th. All items will be sold by Public Auction. NO RESERVES! NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Delivery of larger items available through Auctioneer. Washrooms, Catering. Sunday January 20, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! SPACE AVAILABLE FOR CLEAN CONSIGNMENTS. Sunday January 27, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! LOOKING FOR QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FOR SPECIAL FEB. 23 ANTIQUE ONLY AUCTION! BOOK YOUR AUCTION WITH US! We conduct Indoor Consignment Auctions Year round at our Indoor Heated Auction Hall & 6 Acre Facility. Shop Local - Pop into our Sales Building to Buy your next Brand New Mattress Set today - We have 250 New Beds in Stock - Lowest Prices Around. 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM & Fridays Open Till 8 PM! - Shop Local! We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances!



Dan Peters CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser Amanda Todd CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser (613) 284-8281 or Auction Hall (613) 284-1234 email: Website:

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Perth Legion supporter, Eva Gentle, raised the most funds for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polar Bear Plunge, with a grand total of $3,334.35. Above, Gentle is helped out of the frigid waters during

the Plunge on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, which raised more than $10,000 for the Perth Legion and saw over 50 participants brave the chilly Tay River.

FREEMANâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; GRIFFITH Soni Lanette

Peacefully with her family by her side on Monday January 7, 2013 at the Smiths Falls Hospital in her 51st year. Beloved wife of Ernie Griffith. Loving mother to Charles, Kyle and David. Daughter of Charles and Beverly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;? Freeman. Dear sister to Peri Henry, Nikki Clark, Kipper Freeman and Kyle Freeman. Beloved daughterin-law to Ruth and Jim Beatty. Soni will be lovingly remember by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special thank you to the nurses in the Med. Surg. Department of the Smiths Falls Hospital as well as, Dorothy Mercier for all your loving care and support. Soni will be loved and missed by all, especially her dog Hemi. Friends may visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Saturday January 12, 2013 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Bible Church on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to Calvary Bible Church or Victoria Quilt - Kemptville Branch, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at


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OPP reminds snowmobilers to be cautious on ice EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) remind snowmobilers that no ice can be considered to be 100 percent safe to ride on a snowmobile. This is especially true in early winter when ice is newly forming, during any prolonged period of thaw or rain, and late in the season after ice begins deteriorating from milder temperatures. To avoid unnecessary risks, the OPP and OFSC recommend that snowmobilers stick to available, land-based OFSC trails whenever possible. OFSC clubs provide many trails that avoid water crossings altogether and also provide many bridges and culverts to pass over known water crossings safely. If you do make the personal choice to risk travelling on ice by snowmobile, wait until a marked stake line is in place and cross only when you can follow it directly from shore to shore, without stopping on the ice. While ice crossing is never a sure thing, snowmobilers can also reduce their risk by: â&#x20AC;˘ Checking ice thickness and quality before riding onto any frozen water. â&#x20AC;˘ Understanding that ice conditions may vary from day to day, from hour to hour and from place to place. â&#x20AC;˘ Never travelling on ice alone, at night or while impaired. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoiding slushy ice, untracked ice, or ice near moving water or dock bubblers. â&#x20AC;˘ Watching out for obstacles like rocks, stumps, docks, ice roads and fishing huts. â&#x20AC;˘ Wearing a buoyant snowmobile suit and carrying ice picks. The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the OPP Provincial Traffic Safety Program. Visit for more information. The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement. For more information, visit


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Brownlee and Hinton families, purchased the property in December, 2011 and began the process and renovations to become a Best Western Plus. Barring the unforeseen, Tay Valley Township intends to take errant illegal trailer owners to court. Last fall, the township council voted to enforce its zoning bylaws regarding trailers. Over the course of the summer, Tay Valley Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planner, Noelle Reeve, has received six fresh complaints of illegal trailers in Christie Lake, Bennett Lake and Narrows Lock Road. Of those, however, the Bennett Lake and Narrows Lock trailer owners have come in to speak to Reeve and are working towards a resolution on the matter, while the two outstanding complaints on Christie Lake have either rejected the allegations or failed to reply, and appear headed for court. Oct. 18 Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 911 fire dispatch will likely be moving to Smiths Falls starting Jan. 8, 2013. Chief Pat Capello reported

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Nov. 21 Last weekend’s Build A Mountain of Food in Perth and Lanark Village continued to do just that across the county. Lanark brought in 1,452 lbs. of non-perishables while Perth’s total will top 20,000 lbs. by the time the campaign wraps up.

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Nov. 14 A Lanark woman has been found guilty of manslaughter nearly two years after her common-law husband was found dead from a gunshot wound. Lucie Paquette, 49, was originally charged with first degree murder in the death of Gerry Madaire, who was 46 years old. The couple lived together on Montgomery Road, near the village of Lanark. Paquette pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Nov. 7 and was sentenced to seven years in prison in addition to the two years already served in custody. Details from Paquette’s bail hearing at the Perth Courthouse were under a publication ban until sentence was handed down. The court heard that on Nov. 15, 2010, Paquette shot Madaire as he sat in front of a computer in the couple’s home. During the initial bail hearing on Dec. 23, 2010, the Crown attorney and an OPP detective described a horrific crime scene and said Paquette appeared to be in shock. Legion representatives parade through Lanark Village on Sunday, Nov. 11, (right) and members of the 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) perform a one-gun salute


Nov. 1 Both sites of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will lose six beds each as part of ongoing budget cutting. However, hospital administration is certain that layoffs will not be likely to attain a balanced budget. The Lanark Highlands Youth Centre is hoping to secure a $25,000 grant to help build a healthier community. Youth centre executive director Ashley Wheeler appeared at an Oct. 24 meeting of Lanark County council to seek a letter of support for the centre’s application to the Heart and Stroke Foundation for a Spark Together for Healthy Kids grant. The purpose of the project is to spread awareness and build support for healthy community practices and policies, especially healthy eating and active living, said Wheeler. Nov. 8 Some newly minted signs let people know that eyes are on them if they meander through cottage country in Lanark County. There are 19 new steel signs being installed on trees and posts leading to properties on these two lakes after the cottage association decided to become proactive when it comes to crime prevention. John Clement, the longtime chair of Perth’s downtown business improvement area (BIA) has stepped down. Clement informed the BIA board that his resignation was effective Nov. 1, but that he would stay on for three months, until a suitable replacement had been found. While the idea to move on had been on his mind for some time, a recent visit to Spain provided a chance for him to really think things over and make some decisions about

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The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced on Monday, Dec. 17 that teachers with the UCDSB would stage the strike action, giving 72 hours notice, “to continue sending the government a message that Bill 115 is severely impeding local collective bargaining,” according to a press release. After a bad break up and miscommunication, Lanark County OPP and Lanark Highlands Township are ready to give it another try and move back in together. The OPP used to have a satellite office at the municipal offices on George Street in Lanark Village until, one day, tensions ran too high. “We found our computer and all of our stuff in the closet and we said, ‘Too bad, so sad,’ and we pulled out,” said Insp. Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander for the Lanark County OPP, during the Lanark Highlands Township police services board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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The women behind the Perth Blue Wings Jr. B hockey team donned their moustaches for the cause during Movember. July 26 The feeling of the explosion… along with a perfect execution are what Sultana Frizell loves best about her Olympic genre of choice – the hammer throw. One of the most highly-accomplished hammer throwers in Canada, the Perth native, now 27 and competing in her second Olympics, is gearing up for the kick start of the 2012 Games July 27. Aug. 2 There’s so much blood and sweat put into reaching the Olympics, it’s almost inevitable tears will flow at the end, be they for good reasons or bad. Unfortunately for Perth’s Nick Tritton, they were bitter tears Monday, July 30, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where his quest for a judo medal fell short in his first fight, and by the most frustrating of margins, on a penalty against Uzbekistan’s Navruz Jurakobilov in the 73-kilogram weight class. Aug. 9 A day after learning they had lost teammate Tiffany Foster to a controversial disqualification, the Canadian

equestrian show jumping team, including Perth’s Ian Millar, soldiered on to a fifth place finish in the Olympic team event Monday. It was a far cry from the silver Canada won in Beijing, mind you, but that wasn’t likely to happen in any case, and thanks more to the sudden death of Hickstead last year than anything. Sept. 13 The Canadian Cancer Society received an $8,000 holein-one this week, thanks to the owners of the Blue Heron Golf Club, who donated funds raised from a recent Golf Fore the Cure event. Joan Sobil and her husband Dennis purchased the golf course near Lanark last year and over the past two they have raised $15,300 for the cancer society. The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings hit the ice Friday night in their opening game of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League season against their valley rivals, the Almonte Thunder. “We have a very strong team this year,” says Hamish Fraser, the team’s head coach and general manager. “I’m pretty happy we have every-

one back in the lineup.” Oct. 4 Local Olympians visited PDCI as part of National Sport Week in Canada, and to tie in with National Sport Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, and honoured PDCI alumni who have gone on to represent their old school at the Olympics. The honoured guests in the school’s auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 27 were Mike Brown (swimming), Robbie McLellan (Special Olympics, snowshoeing), Nick Tritton (judo) and Sultana Frizell (hammer throw). Brown joined the celebration via Skype, taking time away from his studies at the University of Calgary. Nov. 8 Kevin Bellamy and crew at PDCI just scored a major slam dunk. The local basketball coach at Perth and District Collegiate Institute received the official word on Monday that they will be hosting the Ontario championship (OFSAA) in two years. “This is big news for our school, our basketball program and for our town,” said Bellamy. “This is a tremen-

From left to right, Nick Tritton (judo), Ian Millar (show jumping) and Sultana Frizell (hammer throw), share a laugh on stage at the Crystal Palace in August during the Olympic homecoming celebrations.

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Jeremy Wright of the Blue Wings chats it up with flag bearer Tyson Thomas. dous honour. We are very excited.” The championship will be great for the Town of Perth as the gymnasiums both high schools – PDCI and St. John Catholic High School – will be used for games. The St. John Catholic High School football teams are in the record books as the junior and senior boys teams claimed Lanark County trophies on Friday, Nov. 2. “We made history today,” said junior coach Dominic Marando, as the boys huddled under the goal posts for a team shot following their 22-20 win over the Arnprior Redmen in a game that saw the lead change a couple times. The Spartans held on – literally, with the ball in their possession – and waited out the final seconds of the game for the win. “Two teams, one program, two championships. The record may be equaled, but it will never be surpassed. We’re going to enjoy that.” Nov. 15 The Perth and District Collegiate Institute senior boys volleyball team will be in Brockville today (Nov. 15) for the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic As-

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sociation (EOSSAA) championship at St. Mary Catholic High School after winning the LCIAA cup for the second year in a row. The boys will be on the court at 11 a.m. and noon in their first two matches. They were seeded third in the tournament. Nov. 22 The Blue Devils from Perth and District Collegiate Institute are heading to Stratford this week to further their volleyball prowess as they take a crack on the court in the provincial championships this week. It was an emotional win for coach Donna Rumball, who forfeited coaching retirement to see her oldest team members through the ranks. Nov. 29 It’s about community and getting everyone involved. Friday night’s junior ‘B’ hockey game had everything going for it – the crowd, the momentum, and even the mini-games between periods – as the Perth Blue Wings gave the community a lot to cheer about, along with their 4-3 win over the Arnprior Packers in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action. More than 300 fans wit-

nessed the show that included some pre-game fun with students’ choir from St. John Elementary School singing the national anthem, then a mini-game with some of their your hockey players who took to the ice between periods to rough up some Wings. Head coach and general manager Hamish Fraser said to get the community involved is a lot of fun and shows respect. Dec. 13 High school sports were underway with Perth and District Collegiate Institute taking a backseat to the Smiths Falls RedHawks in boys basketball action. School sports are currently on hiatus due controversy with the teachers’ negotiating rights and Bill 115. Dec. 20 Kieran Day, 20, of Ottawa is apt to make Perth his second home. Three-time winner of the World Record Perth Kilt Run, Day took to Canada’s oldest golf course and made the 8k run in a record time of 27:30. The Perth Running Goats Club organized another great race and filled the lead car with produce for The Table.


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EMC Sports – With just nine more games left in the regular season, the Perth Blue Wings are cruising towards a number one finish after two solid wins in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action over the weekend. The Blue Wings hosted the Shawville Pontiacs in a 5-2 Friday night win and travelled to Renfrew where they posted another 5-2 victory. They now have a comfortable lead at the top of the Valley Division with a record of 18-10-0-0-1 for 37 points;

seven ahead of Arnprior. Friday at home, the Blue Wings Brett Madigan and Rylie Kane each had two goals and an assist to lead the scoring. Blair Barr supplied the single goal in a game where the Blue Wings held 3-1 and 4-2 period leads. Jason Shaw earned the win between the pipes turning away 35 of 37 shots on net. Sunday, the team traveled to Renfrew where a third-period explosion gave Perth the victory. After holding onto 1-1 and

2-2 deadlocks at the end of the breaks, the scoring power of Ben Wade, who completed a hat trick, gave the Blue Wings their winning goal. Madigan had one marker and two assists, while Kane had two helpers in the win. Chris Beuti had the Blue Wings first goal of the game. Jeremy Wright was credited with the win in nets for Perth with 38 of 40 saves. The Blue Wings travel to Arnprior on Friday for an 8 p.m. start and on Sunday, they host Almonte at 1:45 p.m.


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Experiencing Canadian culture at the good ol’ hockey game By DESMOND DEVOY

Youngsters from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants in Ottawa pose with their new friends, the Perth Blue Wings, on the ice.

who was taken to an Ottawa Senators game said, “I did not know Canadians could act that way!” “Canadians tend to be a little reserved and well behaved,” off the ice, said Van Nooten. On ice and in the stands, however, there is a lot of “enthusiasm and passion.” “He felt at home there, this being part of a crowd that was roaring for its team,” she said of the little Guinean boy taking it all in at Scotiabank Place. Others pick up on the love of hockey very quickly. Whenever Van Nooten organizes a raffle at CCI events, the first things to go are always the Ottawa 67s tickets. “People want to get out there and feel like they are a part of that hockey culture,” said Van Nooten. “They are taking this on as their new culture. People want to see their kids smile.”


He shoots, he scores! Perth Blue Wings forward Blair Barr cowers in fear at the goal-scoring prowess that is Ladi Ogunmekan, 6, as the Nigerian wonder bears down on the net. as this to get children used to the ice, with skating lessons on the Rideau Canal in years past, but also on the Rink of Dreams of late, since “it’s a little bit more reliable than the canal,” Van Nooten said. Many of the skates in use by the immigrants are donated as part of an annual skate

drive. “Nobody on the bus (to Perth) had parents or grandparents who had ever iceskated,” said Van Nooten. For some, “this is the first time,” on ice. For parents, too, “understanding hockey culture is part of the work culture,” in

Canada. “It’s something people need to know, to be part of the culture.” Very often, when families and parents are paired with Canadian mentors to ease their transition into Canadian life, one of the most common requests is: “Can I be matched with someone who can ex-


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EMC Sports – A group of new Canadians got a chilly reception in Perth last week, but then, that was the point. With squeals of delighted fright, with red jerseys and wobbly knees abounding, as parents proudly watched from the bench of the Perth Blue Wings at the arena on Friday, Jan. 4, New Canadians took to the ice with great anticipation. The newcomers were skating around as part of the “Share the Puck” program, “to help newcomers become involved in the wider community,” said Anneke Van Nooten, events coordinator for the community connections program with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) in Ottawa. “This is something that people are extremely eager to try,” she said. “They understand that, in Canada, this is the team sport… They want their kids to be involved.” While getting your kids into hockey is as Canadian as it gets, for new Canadian parents, it may not be as high a priority, for understandable reasons. “It’s not in the budget to sign them up for hockey,” Van Nooten said, since finding a job, finding schools and a place to live takes obvious precedence. But social integration into a new community is also a very important part of arriving in a new country. “It breaks down the barriers,” Van Nooten said, letting parents and kids see what type of commitment is involved. The new Canadians are not simply thrown out onto the ice amongst the Blue Wings players, however. There is training that goes along with trips such

plain the rules of hockey?” Another often asked question for the first-timers, before they take to the ice, is, “Does it hurt when you fall on the ice?” Families from Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Colombia and elsewhere navigated the ice, learning how to skate with a hockey stick in hand, the families were the guest of the Perth Blue Wings, who not only offered them some ice time, but asked them to stick around and watch the game against Shawville. The bus transportation was also donated, as was the pizza dinner, with Central Wire Industries picking up some of the tab. One aspect of Canadian hockey culture that some immigrants find intriguing is how different Canadians act in a hockey arena, from how they act at the office. One young boy from Guinea

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Skate the Lake promises more fun for entire family along with a “Hockey Shootout Tent” sponsored by RBC. As well, the ever-popular Ryan Malcolm will return to provide live entertainment for the crowd before the fireworks begin. “Over the years, Skate the Lake and the International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon has grown out to be a great big skating party. People from far and wide come to have fun and compete. All types of skates are welcome and people from all levels can have a great time here,” said Bongers. Entry to the site and many of the activities are free. The six skating races can be entered at a variety of rates, which are listed at As well, kids 12 and under skate free. The day will be topped off with an amazing fireworks show at 5 p.m. For more information contact Bongers at 613-329-0902 or email through the web site contact. Sponsors of the ninth International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon include Smith Petrie Carr & Scott Insurance Brokers Ltd., Len’s Cove Marina, RBC Financial Group, Herlehy’s Home Hardware Building Centre, The Township of Rideau Lakes, Foley Mountain Mechanical, Leeds Transit and Hartins Wheel Alignment and Auto Repair.

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Special Olympians hit the ice in Smiths Falls EMC Sports – The public is encouraged to attend an annual skating event for Special Olympians Sunday and admission is free of charge. Skate Canada Eastern Ontario in partnership with the Athens Figure Skating Club will be hosting the Skate Canada Eastern Ontario Special Olympics Regional Invitational Competition Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. “We have approximately 57 entries this year from skaters across the eastern Ontario section,” says Carole Johnson, a volunteer with Skate Canada.


EMC Sports - The ninth International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon, also known as Skate the Lake, will be held in Portland, Ontario on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013. Once again, Portland Outdoors, a non-profit volunteer organization formed by local residents, will prepare a spectacular 1-km oval on a shallow bay in Portland on Big Rideau Lake, the largest lake in eastern Ontario between Kingston and Smiths Falls. “In spite of major ice challenges last year we managed to put on an amazing series of races with perfect weather and an estimated 3,000 people in attendance over the day,” said John Bongers, Portland Outdoors president. “And we will do what we can to make it another unforgettable day of skating fun this January 26.” This year organizers have decided to change the race schedule with the competitive races taking place in the morning, including a 50-km and a 25-km marathon, and the more family oriented, fun races in the afternoon as well as many additional events and concession stands. Four years ago Portland Outdoors introduced curling on the lake and that will return as well as a separate kids’ skating area. In addition Portland Outdoors will be hosting a Special Olympics race this year

John Bongers is pictured during last year’s Skate the Lake in Portland. He’s the president of Portland Outdoors, the organizing body of the event. This year, he says, there will be lots of fun in store for the entire family.

This is not a qualifying event this year, but it’s still an important event for the participants, she adds. “It’s their one big event to have some fun in front of their friends and family, and they get to participate and showcase what they have learned,” she says. Action gets under way at 11 a.m. with opening ceremonies. Skating will commence at 11:30 a.m. and wraps up after lunch with the presentation of awards. “It may be 4 p.m. but we may be finished a bit earlier,” says Johnson. “Participants will receive medals and ribbons for taking part.”

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LOPPET FUN EMC News - Ski Loppet coordinator Nancy Gaudreau and husband Louis presented a talk and slide show on “Hiking the Appalachian Trail” at the recent AGM of the Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club. Nancy and her committee are putting the finishing organizational touches on the upcoming ski Loppet which will take place at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park near Perth on Sunday Jan.27 starting at 11 a.m. Submitted photo

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SPRING CHOIR SESSIONS BEGIN Tay Valley’s Community Choir would like to remind returning members that the spring sessions will commence on Monday, January 14th at the Glen Tay Public School. The Early Bird registration fee ($35.00) for the spring sessions remains in effect until Friday, January 11th.

PUBLIC NOTICE TARIFF OF FEES BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of Tay Valley Township intends to pass a Tariff of Fees By-Law for various services under Section 391(1) of the Municipal Act, Section 69 of the Planning Act and Section 7 of the Building Code Act on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. A copy of the proposed by-law is available for viewing at the Municipal Office or on the Township website at For further information contact: Dated this 27th day of December 2012 Tay Valley Township Janie Laidlaw, Acting Clerk 217 Harper Road Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6 T: 613-267-5353 ext. 130 E:

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Historical society presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Forgotten Heroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; EMC News - At the next regular meeting of the Perth Historical Society Jan. 16, we welcome Perth residents Ron Shaw and Irene Spence, who are making their initial appearances as guest speakers. Shaw and Spence are the co-authors of a recently published book Forgotten Hero, the story of Alexander Fraser. The book tells about the conditions and circumstances that the ordinary Scot, and his dependents, participating in military life in the 19th century, could expect. Alexander Fraser, his father (a veteran), and a brother, Peter, came to British North America in 1807 as part of then Colonel Isaac Brockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forces for garrison duty at frontier posts in Upper Canada. When the Americans invaded the Canadas in 1812 and throughout many of the later battles of that war, the Frasers, especially Alexander and Peter, saw service. Notably, Alexander Fraser distinguished himself at the battle of Stoney Creek, June

thwarting American aims, but the victory at Stoney Creek was crucial. After Stoney Creek, Fraser received a field commission, a rarity for foot soldiers. At the warâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end, he was discharged and received a land grant with settlement tickets for the Perth Military Settlement. His allotted lot, located on Drummond Concession 1, was where he chose to make his home. The fine stone house he built to reflect his status within the community still stands there today. Ron Shaw is a Perth native and is descended from


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mond Concession 1, formerly known as Annsfield, for over 60 years. Spence and her husband operated a dairy farm, and since retiring from farming, she has cultivated her interest in genealogy, initially with her own family, but gradually with that of Alexander Fraser, whose house she has called home. The research into Fraserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life fits in with her passion to locate, preserve and retain locally Lanark Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documents and records through Archives Lanark. The Perth Historical Society is dedicated to learn-

ing about and popularizing our history. It is a forum for discussion and celebration of our rich area culture and heritage. The meetings are open to the public, on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. in the main floor gallery of Matheson House, home of the Perth Museum, at 11 Gore St. E. in Perth. A toonie fee applies for each meeting. For further information, contact Ellen Dean at 613-264-8362 or David Taylor at 613-264-0094, or visit Article submitted by the Perth Historical Society



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seven military settlers in the Perth area. He studied journalism at Algonquin College and has worked in that field. He has been with The Save The Children Federation and consequently has worked and travelled abroad for 35 years, but has returned to Perth. His interests include local history and the preservation of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archival documents. He has a new book due in April: Francis Tito LeLievre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tales of the Hare, a prequel and a sequel to the Last Fatal Duel. Irene Spence is also a Perth resident who has lived in the stone house on Drum-

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