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EMC News – You’ve never heard Lean On Me sung quite like this. The tune remained the same, but the re-worked lyrics told the tale of just how admired Phill Brackenbury, the Grade 3 teacher at St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is with not only fellow teachers, staff, and the wider community, but also, and most importantly, with his students. “You just call on Mr. B to lend a helping hand,” Brackenbury’s students sang, as he watched, bemused and clearly delighted, a gold star hanging around his neck, in the middle of the ceremony honouring him as Educator of the Year. “Some times in our lives,

we meet that very special teacher,” sang the children. “Mr. B, you are the best/We need to honour you/We all need Mr. B to lean on.” The musical interlude came as the Rotary Club honoured Brackenbury for his commitment to his chosen field at the start of the Terrific Kids monthly awards ceremony in the school gym on Friday, Feb. 1. “We understand the role that teachers play in the development of children,” said Patrick Graham, current president of the Perth Rotary Club, before he bestowed the certificate on Brackenbury, as well as the plaque that will now forever bear Brackenbury’s name, which will hang proudly at St. John for the next year. Interestingly, the first teacher to win the award 10 years ago

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students on trips to the Perth Museum, The Table, to a local garden or on a ghost walk. Brackenbury not only takes on the challenge of coordinating the school’s food drive every year, he volunteers at The Table, volunteers with the Guatemala Stove Project, volunteers with the Friends of Murphys Point Provincial Park as an education coordinator. He is also an active member of the Tay Valley Township Ski Club, but his sports activities do not end there. “He can be seen in the worst of weather flooding the ice rink used by the school and the community,” said Graham. “Phill Brackenbury is an exemplary teacher who constantly gives of his time and energy for the benefit of his school and community.

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The Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam was another success this year with a host of Ottawa Valley singers mixing it up for the Ottawa Heart Institute. The acts from throughout day performed to a sold-out crowd of approximately 400 people. Above, the dance floor was packed throughout the afternoon. Above right, Lorne Daley takes a turn at the mic. He will be hosting a fundariser for the Heart Institute in Westboro at the Legion Branch 480, on Sunday, Feb. 24. Richmond Road, Ottawa. The annual heart institute telethon is also coming up, slated for March 3 on CTV

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EMC News – The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is taking MPP Randy Hillier to task for comments made last week in which he alleged that the organization had engaged in fear mongering about the future of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “Mr. Hillier keeps attacking people who are fighting the cuts,” said Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, during a telephone interview from Toronto. Just days earlier, the Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP told a protest in front of his constituency office that the OHC was responsible for a “distortion of the facts,” using the term “fear mongering” in the debate about cuts to beds and services at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “Mr. Hillier is trying to make himself the issue. It is a distraction from the main issue,” said Mehra, who was in Perth and Smiths Falls last month for a series of public meetings seeking to galvanize public support to fight the cuts. “It’s disturbing. I don’t know why anyone is willing to defend those cuts. Mr. Hillier is not the real story.” Some of the protesters invited Hillier to a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 about the issue. While the driving force behind the opposition to the cuts is the local Save Our Services (SOS) Health Coalition, Mehra called inviting Hillier to

the meeting a “bad strategy.” While stressing that all SOS meetings are open to any interested member of the public, she added that “I don’t want our meetings being hijacked. We don’t need to debate that service cuts are service cuts for four weeks. I advocate that we move on.” Mehra added that “it defies reason” why Hillier would continue to say that the reduction in beds and staff are not cuts. “It’s not that there are dozens of people sitting around doing nothing waiting to be cut,” she said of the hospital staffers. Even a cut of one person, in this case, in the physiotherapy department, would affect staff-to-patient ratios. “The rally was to get Randy to stand up and fight for our services. Clearly that was not successful,” said Mehra. “All of those things have a relation to quality of care.” Last month, Hillier said that “I’m going to respect local decisions,” noting that it was specifically the board of directors of the hospital which made the decision to cut 12 beds as a way of bridging the $4 million deficit. “He is defending the service cuts for the health minister,” said Mehra. “The health minister must be laughing at the whole situation, at which the local MPP is trying to facilitate (the cuts)… To pretend it is a local choice is not true.” In her estimation, hospital boards are required to eliminate deficits “even if it means eliminating necessary health

term care, Mehra contends that “they are needed. There is no place to put them.” Separate debate Last week, Hillier went on record as saying that he does believe that private enterprise does have a place in the public health care system. “I do believe we need some additional clinics, like the Shouldice Hospital,” said Hillier of the for-profit hernia hospital in Markham, Ont. “We need to give people a greater choice of options.” But Mehra countered this position, saying Hillier “needs

services. This government is playing super-hardball with the hospitals.” And if the boards do run a deficit, board members can be fined, and the chief administrative officer can be fired. “Even the previous conservative government did not do that,” said Mehra of the Mike Harris/Ernie Eves years. “They funded out the deficits.” While Hillier stated that the 12 beds that were closed down were not needed because they were being taken up by people who should have been in long-

to learn a lot about health care.” Speaking of the Shouldice Hospital specifically, she noted that “they are not making enough money. They are trying to sell it. It’s hardly a model.” She also does not see an increased presence from the private sector as being viable in rural areas. “In rural eastern Ontario, you are not going to have specialty private hospitals,” she said. “You are going to have larger, general hospitals. They (private hospitals) drive up costs in health care. It’s not a

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which is not slated to happen before 2014. A lack of dedicated provincial funding for cycling infrastructure could force municipalities to choose between addressing their infrastructure deficit and building cycling infrastructure at a time when municipalities are trying to reduce debt loads. Council passed a motion expressing its disappointment in the draft strategy and asked the Ministry of Transportation to lead by example by implementing cycling lanes. County to upload two local bridges Council passed a motion to add two bridges in Beckwith Township to its inventory in 2014. The move comes following a report to council concerning boundary bridges, as well as a proposal by Beckwith council suggesting that all seven existing county boundary bridges be transferred to the local municipalities that they are situated in. The two Beckwith bridges (Ashton and Kings Creek), are located on a boundary road (Ashton Station Road) that is jointly owned by the township and the City of Ottawa. Ownership of the bridges was transferred from the

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EMC News – A growing drug problem in the region has prompted the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre to develop an early intervention service for youth addicted to painkillers. The outpatient service was launched in early January and was discussed in detail on Jan. 21 at a public meeting in Manotick, where Ottawa’s fentanyl abuse problem first became apparent last summer. Fentanyl is a strong prescription opioid used to treat chronic pain, and comes in the form of patches which are worn on the skin. It is becoming an experimental drug of choice for many youth in the area, but unlike drugs like marijuana and alcohol, it is highly addictive even after just one use. This has left otherwise good kids hooked on the patch and committing crimes to feed their habit. “It can happen to any kid,� said Beverly Clark, a former Manotick resident whose son was one of several students kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School because of his fentanyl addiction. “They don’t have to be bad kids.� Last August, the problem became painfully apparent when Tyler Campbell, a 17-year-old Manotick student, overdosed and died. Police began to connect a rash of break-ins to a small group of addicted teenagers and youths in the village. A town hall meeting was called in November to address the issue, which was widely publicized. Police have since identified other fentanyl hot spots across the city, including in Orleans, according to Ottawa Police Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban. Now, the Royal Ottawa has responded with the regional opioid intervention service in an effort to help youth and early users get off the drugs quickly. Program developer Dr. Melanie Willows said more and more youth are admitting themselves to the hospital with opioid addictions, but the wait time for the hospital’s small detox unit is “unacceptably long.� “Thinking of someone who has only been using opioids for three months waiting another four to six months to get help didn’t make a lot of sense,� she told a crowd of about 50 people at the Jan. 21 meeting. The new intervention service is an outpatient program geared to youths under 30 and to people who have been using for fewer than five years. It currently operates from the Royal on Carling Avenue near Merivale Road, but the hospital has partnered with other hospitals, community health services, mental health and addiction agencies and primary care physicians across the region to make sure youth can continue to access counselling, treatment and support in their own community after the initial three-week detox program is complete. “The idea is we all share the care of the patient to offer the full spectrum of what

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EMC News –The Captain Hooper Chapter of the IODE women of Carleton Place hosted their 15th annual curling bonspiel Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Carleton Place Curling Club. Pictured are (from the left) Donna Nield-

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Conservatives ignore housing need DEAR EDITOR: While cities and provinces are working hard on the pressing lack of affordable housing for Canadians, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and the Conservatives are quietly getting the federal government out of it. An estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Canadians are homeless and 13 per cent don’t have access to affordable housing with enough bedrooms for their family. Some families of nine live in apartments for two because that’s all they can afford. Our housing needs are not being met and the instability this causes in people’s lives has a tremendous economic cost – you can’t prepare your resume on a street corner. Nor is it cheap for taxpayers: the costs of medical care, shelters and day programs for the homeless are more expensive than providing them a place to live. Yet instead of putting resources in to fix the problem, the federal government is actually pulling back support. Over the next ten years, federally-funded mortgages are coming due for housing co-operatives that provide affordable housing. Tied to those mort-

gages are operating agreements that provide vital funding for the co-ops and there are no plans to renew these subsidies. Without them, over 200,000 of the most vulnerable Canadians could lose their homes. The Conservatives are quietly booking $1.6 billion in annual “savings” from this cut to affordable housing and have no plans to reinvest the money. And that’s not the end of it: the federal Investment in Affordable Housing Program expires in 2014, but the Conservatives have still not begun negotiation for its renewal. It could get rolled into a general infrastructure fund, moving this money out of housing. Why is this happening? Because Mr. Reid and the Conservatives believe housing is a provincial responsibility and want to get out of it – they even said so in the 2006 budget. It’s time the federal government to do more for affordable housing, not less. John McCallum, MP Liberal Party Housing Critic

EMC Editorial - January may have been Crime Stoppers awareness month, but the Lanark County Crime Stoppers continue to spread their message throughout the year. The program needs ongoing funding to support costs such as operating the tip line, paying tips and paying for office space. A program worthy of community support – the case for this statement can be made in some very up front statistics – across Canada, Crime Stoppers has helped solve more than 1.1 million cases since 1982. Close to $40 million in property and drugs has been recovered and 600,000 arrests made. Crime Stoppers organization around the world are not for profit, community based and charitable. They work based on cooperation from the community, policy agencies and media. No area is immune to crime, no community, big or small. Every little tip received helps in some way shape or form. The numbers speak for themselves – 600,000 arrests and more than 1.1 million cases. This number represents countless faces of people who have been victimized, in one way or another. This number not only represents arrests made, but also the number of potential victims whom have some peace of mind knowing the person responsible has been caught. A tried and true program, the anonymity of Crime Stoppers tipsters has never been broken. No one is ever asked to identify themselves, or testify in court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display or call trace. Tips may be called in to 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), via the web (www.ttttips.com) or through SMS by sending your message to CRIMES and have TIP307 at the beginning of the body of the message. All information is encrypted to protect the identity of tipsters. Once the anonymous information is received, it is then passed along to investigators at the appropriate police agency. Locally, the organization is operated by a board of directors, from the various communities represented. They recently underwent a name change in 2012, from the Mississippi /Tay Crime Stoppers to Lanark County Crime Stoppers, in celebration of their 20th anniversary. This also better reflects the county in which they serve. Founded in 1992, Lanark County Crime Stoppers receives on average, 10 anonymous tips per week and continue to provide valuable information to police which leads to arrests. For more information on the local organization, visit www.lccs. ca.

Winter at Northcote School came with its own set of smells EMC Lifestyle - The Northcote School smelled differently in the winter time than it did in the summer. That may have a lot to do with the fact Miss Crosby opened the windows in the warm weather. But I thought back then it had more to do with the piles of gum rubbers, wet socks, the wood stove, and the bagged lunches on the table at the back of the room. All the girls at the Northcote School wore galoshes. Some had rabbit fur down their fronts, and then some of us just had galoshes that laced up tight around our ankles. It was a sign of wealth if your galoshes had fur on them...sadly, I never owned such a pair as that! The boys wore either gum rubbers or rubber boots. The gum rubbers and boots had a thick layer of red around the soles. Most of ours were bought at Briscoes General Store, where they hung from the ceiling. Mr. Briscoe used a long pole with a hook on it to retrieve them. I could never

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fathom how he knew what size he was bringing down, but he never seemed to make a mistake. After running around the school yard before Miss Crosby rang either the morning or recess bell, there wasn’t one of us whose feet weren’t soaked to the skin. That meant that as soon as we got into the school room, we pulled off our outer foot wear, and gum rubbers, galoshes, and rubber boots, and they were all laid out around the pot-bellied stove where blocks of wood had been placed to lean the footwear against. It didn’t take long, with the fire in the stove fair jumping, for the array of galoshes and boots to smell to high heaven. The girls put on felt slippers,

hand-made of course, and the boys just walked around in their socks, which soon smelled as bad as the array of boots near the stove. We girls wouldn’t dream of wearing the same stockings to school two days in a row, but from the smell of the boys’ feet, my older sister Audrey said she doubted their socks had been changed for over a week. And that included my three brothers, who Mother thought were old enough to look after their own feet. Only a few of the pupils had tin lunch boxes. My little friend Joyce had one with a bright red painted lid, and a hook inside that anchored the little thermos bottle. Of course,

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Joyce’s family was very rich, I thought. Didn’t they live in a brick house, and have a flush toilet? So she could afford a bright tin lunch box. However, most of us took our lunch in brown paper bags, saved after making purchases at Briscoe’s General Store. These bags once held tea, sugar, or rolled oats, and were never thrown out. We had a rack in our kitchen that had a spring lever attached to it, and all the bags were neatly folded and kept on this rack which hung by the wood box. Most were just the right size for a school lunch. There was a crudely built table at the back of the school room, and this is where all the lunches were kept. All the bags looked the same, and it always amazed me how I never once knew any of us to get our lunches mixed up! It was an unwritten law never to bring a sandwich with onions on it. It wouldn’t take long for the smell to fill the small one room school house,

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and drown out the stench of the array of footwear around the stove. Which on second thought would not have been such a bad idea! It didn’t take long to figure out what a lot of the pupils had brought to eat. Head cheese was a staple in the Depression years, and well-seasoned with summer savoury, and sliced thin, often filled sandwiches back then. I hated head cheese with a passion. My distaste was right up there with my hatred for blood pudding. It had more to do with watching Mother make both on the kitchen table, than the taste of it that turned my stomach. My very favourite sandwich was one made with bologna. Favourite, but rare. The few slices Mother bought on rare occasions, to me, was the ultimate school lunch. I loved bologna with a passion. There were always home-made cookies, fruit was unheard of. We toted milk in glass jars. It wasn’t hard to tell who had what for their lunch. You

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could smell the headcheese, and the maple cookies long before the paper bags were opened. Miss Crosby bent the rules at lunch time, allowing us to sit where we wanted, while she still kept an eagle eye on all of us from her desk at the front of the room. By the time the school day came to a close at four o’clock, the familiar smell of school books, chalk and erasers was long lost. The room reeked of dried out footwear, wet mitts, and socks. When the last of us left the school, Miss Crosby could be seen swinging the storm and inner doors open wide, and putting a block of wood against them to hold them open to completely air out the place. And so that by the time we next came to the Northcote School, the only smell would be from the freshly started wood fire raging in the old stove in the centre of the room. But like the day before, it wouldn’t take long for the smells of winter to take over.

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The next orientation session will be held on Feb. 7 for families of youth struggling with an opioid addiction. Addictions counsellors will be available to discuss treatment privately with youth. Clark knows all too well what fentanyl addiction looks like. Her son was 17 when he tried the drug at a party and was hooked. In the middle of Grade 12, he was kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School in Manotick and sent to rehab. Within three weeks, he was living at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, receiving treatment for his fentanyl addiction.

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Eighteen months later and with the help of the rehab centre, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clean â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy for her to imagine a relapse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is straight now but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a day-to-day deal,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. Valentine for Lives Clark has now organized a fundraiser for the treatment centre, which is one of the partners with the Royalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new intervention service, and the only non-profit rehab centre in eastern Ontario. On Feb. 12, the Valentine for Lives murder mystery dinner will offer dinner and entertainment at the Lone Star ranch on Hunt Club Road in south Nepean. The Kemptville Players theatre group will stage the murder mystery and NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod

will speak about the drug issue. Tickets are $50 each. Clark said she is simply hoping to raise money for an organization that stood behind her when the rest of the community seemed to turn its back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For my family, Dave Smith was a lifeline,â&#x20AC;? said Clark, who also received counselling there while her son was recovering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be without it.â&#x20AC;? For more information or to purchase tickets visit ottawapropertypros.com. For information about the Regional Opioid Intervention Service and its orientation sessions visit www.theroyal. ca.

in January, seeks input from patients who have used the Ambulance Service and from their family members. The survey is part of the LCAS Continuous Quality Improvement Program, which is designed to ensure the Ambulance Service is providing the level of care expected by the community. Surveys are being sent to randomly chosen patients throughout Lanark County and include patients from all types of calls. The surveys do not contain any information that identifies the patients, in order to ensure that all information collected is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. This ensures that any completed and returned survey will contain

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will be reviewed by the LCAS deputy chief only. This will ensure that the survey results are valid further reduce any possibility that the respondent can be identified. While the survey is completely confidential, it does indicate that patients can ask the LCAS to contact them directly if they have any questions or concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patient feedback helps us improve how we deliver patient care as we continue to evolve,â&#x20AC;? said LCAS deputy chief Ed McPherson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our medics offer more interventions than even five years ago and their skill sets are constantly increasing. The patient feedback we obtain from the survey will provide the LCAS with the information we need to ensure that we are meeting the expectations of our patients.â&#x20AC;?

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Kemptville Food Basics (S. end) â&#x20AC;˘ 9:00am Merrickville Front of Legion Hall â&#x20AC;˘ 9:20 am Smiths Falls County Fair Mall Hwy 29 Southwest Corner â&#x20AC;˘ 9:40 am Brockville Food Basics (SE end) â&#x20AC;˘ 10:30am

Morrisburg Family MotelPlaza Morrisburg â&#x20AC;˘ 1:00pm - in front of beer store Iroquois Foodland Plaza (NW end) â&#x20AC;˘ 1:10pm Prescott Liquidation World (NW end) â&#x20AC;˘ 1:30pm Brockville Food Basics (SE end) â&#x20AC;˘ 1:50pm

Families Helping Families With your support we hope to provide 750 impoverished families with staple food items.

To: Canadian Aid For Chernobyl, P.O. Box 244 Brockville, Ontario K6V 5V5, or contact Dave Shaw at 613-342-8747 or cheque can be dropped off at Alan Browns Downtown Brockville.

Will provide toothpaste, toothbrushes and hygiene products to orphans, invalid children and needy families.

$50

Will provide 60 lbs of quality staple food products for children, poor families and the elderly living in radioactive contaminated areas in Belarus. These food boxes will be hand delivered to those in most need by volunteers from Brockville and area in March 2013

provide urgently needed $100 Will medicine and hygiene products to orphanages & hospitals OR support our orphan programs designed to better prepare children for life after institional living through education, sports, agriculture and computers.

Here is my donation of $ __________ rFood rMedicine rOrphan rInvalid Child

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Every Thurs & Sat

Brockville (10:00am) Cost: $16 Get $15 Credit

www.goMcCoy.com Phone: 613-384-0012 â&#x20AC;˘ Toll Free: 1-866-384-0012

Postal Code _______________ Phone __________________ Canadian Aid for Chernobyl is a nationally registered charity based in Brockville. As a volunteer run charity, 100% of your donation will reach the intended recipient. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.

On-line donations or more information

BOXES SOLD

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Address __________________________________________

Casino du Lac Leamy Every Tues Rideau Carleton Smiths Falls (10:15am), Perth (10:40am), Carleton Place (11:05am) and Kanata (11:30am) Cost: $11 Get: $10 Credit

URGENTLY NEEDED FOOD AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

FREE!

Every Mon, Wed & Sat

We still go to Casino du Lac Leamy and Rideau Carleton too!

CANADIAN AID 290/600 FOR CHERNOBYL FOOD NEEDS YOUR HELP TO PROVIDE

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support our orphaned and disabled children initiatives; 500 Will providing food, education, medicine and a safer environment than living on the streets or will help support a family with a disabled child.

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NEWS

The Smiths Falls Police Service (SFPS), Ontario Provincial Police, Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) and the Smiths Falls District Youth Center have commenced the

Algonquin land claims tentative deal: What does it actually say? desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – Among the many questions brought up for discussion at last week’s land claims public meeting, questions about land rights, land access and hunting were very much to the fore. So, what does the deal say, exactly, about all of these issues? Participants at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion branch, could pick up a “Preliminary Draft Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle,” executive summary. Some attendees wondered about access to property, particularly landlocked property being sought by the Algonquin First Nation claim that would require them to use a private road over private property, or private property owners who would have to travel across First Nations land to access their land. The parcels of land are located in Port Elmsley, Kilmarnock, northern Lanark County, and in parts of Renfrew and Frontenac counties. Under chapter five of the agreement, “Ontario would not transfer public roads, but may transfer some unopened road allowances which it owns. Ontario would not transfer road allowances owned by a municipality. Municipalities may transfer some road allowances under their jurisdiction.” As for private property, before a final agreement is reached, “Ontario would facilitate the negotiation of agreements between the Algonquins and the holders of existing rights or interests on settlement lands concerning the continuation of those existing rights or interests. Per-

sons holding existing rights or interests would continue to have the right to access settlement lands where reasonably necessary to exercise or enjoy those existing rights or interest in settlement lands.” Existing interests are also addressed in the agreement and these, in particular, but not limited to, hunt camps, public utilities, trap lines, mining leases and claims and aggregate licenses. “Interests on settlement lands existing at the time of transfer would continue on those lands after transfer to an Algonquin institution,” the agreement states. Further within the lines of chapter five, access is mentioned. “Laws governing access to or across private property would apply to settlement lands unless otherwise stated in the final agreement,” the agreement states. “Persons who hold legal interests would have access across settlement land through easements as set out in descriptive plans.” When it comes to harvesting, in chapter eight, Algonquins have the right to harvest wildlife, fish, migratory birds and plants “for domestic purposes, throughout the year on crown lands located throughout the settlement area. The Algonquins could also harvest on privately owned land within the settlement area with the consent of the landowner.” The agreement would also allow Algonquins to “barter and trade amongst themselves.” However, the chapter “recognizes that harvesting rights are communal rights… harvesting by the general public would continue to be subject to laws of general application.”

Further to this, “Algonquin harvesting rights would be subject to laws and other measures that are necessary for conservation, public health or public safety.” There would also be limits on the amount of hunting as well. “A total allowable harvest would be established for allocated species in consultation with the Algonquins and taking into account the interests of other users,” the document states. Harvesting of moose in Algonquin Park, however, would “continue in the area currently hunted for that purpose.” Trapping for fur for domestic purposes would be a right, while trapping for commercial fur sale would be governed under an agreement yet to be negotiated. Enforcement would remain under the authority of Canada and Ontario. Algonquins “would not be required to pay license fees, charges or royalties for harvesting in the settlement area for domestic purposes.” However, they would still need to obtain the necessary firearms licenses for their guns, and to produce documentation to enforcement officers to show that they are indeed Algonquins. As for forestry in chapter seven, “Ontario and the Algonquins agree to work cooperatively to maintain support for the existing forestry industry, and increase Algonquin participation in, and benefits from, the forestry industry.” The agreement seeks to increase Algonquin employment and participation in forestry, and “Ontario would consider the potential for Algonquin benefits as a relevant factor when evaluating tender bids or other government contracting procedures.”

WINTER DRIVING CAMPAIGN FOR 2013

CAUTION: Winter Ahead

BELOW YOU WILL FIND MANY FACTS AND TIPS TO ASSIST YOU DURING WINTER DRIVING TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY ACCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING. PLEASE READ AND BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

Don’t expect clear and dry summer highway conditions in the winter The Ministry of Transportation and its highway maintenance contractors work hard to keep Ontario’s highways clear and open to traffic during the winter. However, severe storms can exceed their ability to keep highways free of snow and ice. This may be caused by the amount of snow, timing or duration of the storm, high winds, freezing rain or a combination of all of these factors.

SLOW DOWN ❄ Always drive according to weather and road conditions. The posted speed limit is intended for ideal road conditions – in poor conditions, reduce your speed. ❄ Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid having to brake suddenly. Increase your following distance on wet and slippery surfaces to allow more time to stop. ❄ Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and postpone or cancel your trip if the weather does not improve.

STAY ALERT ❄ Winter weather conditions can change quickly, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. ❄ Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles around you. ❄ Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested before your trip.

STAY IN CONTROL ❄ Make sure you know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions. ❄ Be familiar with your braking system and know how it reacts on snow and ice. ❄ Keep your headlights on all the time - don’t rely on daytime running lights. Low beams are more effective than high beams in fog or heavy snow conditions. ❄ Never use cruise control in winter weather. ❄ Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to react to your actions. Check your rearview and side mirrors, and always check the blind spots before changing lanes. ❄ Avoid sudden moves by anticipating turns or lane changes. Abrupt changes in direction or slamming on the brakes could cause you to lose control. ❄ Remember that bridges and overpasses may be slippery even when other sections of the highway are not. ❄ Avoid braking on curves by driving through them at a safe, steady speed. ❄ Accelerate slightly when approaching a hill and maintain a steady speed going up. ❄ Take your foot off the brake if your vehicle begins to skid and steer in the direction you want to go. Remember your vehicle generally goes where you are looking. When the wheels regain their grip, brake firmly and smoothly.

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS… Tires marked with the snowflake and mountain peaks meet the requirements for excellent snow traction performance. They are designed for driving in snowy conditions. ❄ It’s recommended you install four winter tires, even on front-wheel drive vehicles, for better traction, braking and control in slippery and snowy conditions. ❄ Check the condition of your tires and their air pressure regularly. A tire can lose one pound of air pressure for every five-degree drop in temperature. Ê UÊÊÊۜˆ`Ê “ˆÝˆ˜}Ê ÌˆÀiÃÊ œvÊ `ˆvviÀi˜ÌÊ ÌÀi>`Ê «>ÌÌiÀ˜Ã]Ê construction types and sizes. Replace any that are damaged or have worn tread surfaces.

THINGS TO DO: Do your part to keep our highways safe this winter by planning ahead and always driving according to weather and road conditions. And travel safely around snowplows to make it easier for maintenance crews to clear snow and ice from our roads as quickly and efficiently as possible. Before you drive and during your trip, check weather forecasts and road reports regularly. If there is a weather warning or reports of poor visibility and driving conditions, delay your trip until conditions improve or postpone it if you need to.

REMEMBER: ❄ Watch your speed. You may be going faster than you think. If you are, reduce your speed gradually. ❄ Leave a safe braking distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. ❄ Remain calm and patient. ❄ If you become stuck or stranded in severe weather, stay with your vehicle for warmth and safety until help arrives. Ê UÊÊÊ-ˆ}…̏Þʜ«i˜Ê>Ê܈˜`œÜÊvœÀÊÛi˜Ìˆ>̈œ˜°Ê Ê UÊÊÊ,՘ÊޜÕÀÊi˜}ˆ˜iÊë>Àˆ˜}Þ°Ê Ê UÊÊÊ1ÃiÊޜÕÀÊi“iÀ}i˜VÞÊy>ÅiÀÃ°Ê ❄ Be prepared and carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle that includes items such as a flashlight, warm blankets, extra clothing, winter boots, and nonperishable energy foods. A candle and matches can generate heat and keep you warm while waiting for help if you do become stranded. ❄ A severe or long storm may delay the clearing of highways, even with the best efforts of road crews. ❄ It may take up to eight hours for plows or sanders to begin servicing ramps and low-volume highways. ❄ Extreme weather may result in closing the highway.

What to Do in an Emergency If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle for safety and warmth. Wait for help to arrive. If you are in an area with cell phone service and have a cell phone, call for help.

Winter Tires … right for the season Are your tires the right ones for winter driving? Do you drive where there’s a lot of snow? The condition and type of tires you use are important for safety.

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Unless designed for snow, traction is limited in snowy conditions.

ALL-SEASON TIRES

Designed for all-weather performance. Not as effective in snow and slush.

WINTER TIRES

Deeper tread and a more flexible rubber compound. Best for snow, slush and on ice, as well as wet and dry roads in colder temperatures.

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Remember, dialing 911 on your cell phone will connect you with the emergency services contact centre in the area. Be careful if you have to get out of your vehicle when on the shoulder of a busy road. If possible, use the door away from traffic and make sure you are visible to other drivers. Use your emergency flashers, flares, or a Call Police sign. Run your engine sparingly and be careful of exhaust fumes. Check to make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of drifting snow before running the engine. Slightly open a window away from the wind to have a continuous supply of fresh air. In blizzard conditions, especially overnight, make sure one person stays awake as help could take some time to arrive. Maintain circulation by moving your feet, hands and arms. R0011890836_0131

By DESMOND DEVOY

Working WITH YOUTH to Make a Difference

Smiths Falls & District Collegiate Institute

Smiths Falls and District Centre for Youth


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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH 1-3PM

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Kerri Keeney

Well cared for split level home with full basement and double car garage. 2+2 bedroom, 2 bath (ensuite), bright rooms, patio door to deck from Master Bed. Hardwood flooring in living room.Large laundry room. Lots of storage. Good sized rooms. Front foyer with closet. Side door entry as well. School bus. Hi Speed available. EBB heating. Can Exel maintenance free siding. Appliances included (washer/dryer) as well. Nice sized fenced yard. Come see! $209,900

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VACANT LAND 8 Birch Lane, Smiths Falls – $349,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-0229

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22300 Hwy. 7, Maberly – $145,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

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48 LOMBARD ST – $138,500

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30 BELL AVE – $224,900

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10 ACRES

611 TOWNLINE ROAD – $219,900

143 RIDEAU FERRY RD. E. - $319,900 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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314 KITLEY LINE 3 – $249,900

32 OLD HWY 15 – $229,900

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PAULINE AUNGER

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26 BLACKSMITH RD, RIDEAU LAKES Commercial/Retail Building For Sale. Excellent high visibility corner location presently Otter Creek Antiques. Circa 1850 – total approximately 1800 sq. ft. NOTE: Business NOT for sale, contents NOT included. $124,900. Call Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114

DOWNTOWN PERTH Embrace ‘Mill on the Park’ lifestyle! This luxuriously appointed Townhome has been completely renovated & boasts approx 2300 sqft, 3 beds & 3 baths. 40ft riverside terrace overlooks Stewart Park! This stunning stone beauty is one of Perth’s true heritage gems! $569,000

LANSDOWNE Updated 2 storey hobby farm on 96 acres w/ detached garage/workshop & 7 stall barn. 3 beds, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry, lg master w/ample closets & Jacuzzi tub. Property completely fenced. Midway between Brockville & Kingston $359,900

CARLETON PLACE Unique business opportunity in fast growing Carleton Place. Well-run turnkey day care business, established 2005. Great location fronting on Hwy 7. Sale includes real estate & solid business with well-established clientele. $674,900.

OMPAH Great family home on quiet 4.9 acres. 4 beds, 2 baths. Completely renovated. Det single garage with carport. Fully finished lower level with walkout & storage. Walking distance to Palmerston Lake & many walking trails. $159,900

SMITHS FALLS 2 storey Century Home near Hospital. 4 bedrooms + den, 2 full baths. Living room, dining room; Full useable attic. Laundry on Main Level. Basement is high and dry. Updated wiring and plumbing, Metal Roof ‘11. $188,000.

PERTH Larger than it looks! This family home has lots of space for everyone,4 beds, family & rec rooms. Open plan kitchen dining, formal living room cozy wood stove on lower level, laundry room, plenty of storage, close to town & 2.83 acres to play in. $265,000

SAT FEBRUARY 9, 11AM – 12PM 78 GOLF COURSE ROAD WESTPORT 5 year old 2100 sq.ft. bungalow overlooking the second fairway of Rideau links. 3 beds, 2 baths, loft, open concept wth huge lower level. $379,900. Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

FORFAR Large 4 bed 2 bath family home, spacious eat in kitchen living room w/dbl doors to dining / family rm. Main level laundry. Upper floor study/ exercise area. Hardwood floors, loads of storage/walk in closets & original features. Close to HWY 15. $215,000.

SAT FEBRUARY 9, 12:30 -2PM 108 ANDERSON SIDE RD, BALDERSON Lovingly reno’d school-house w/open-concept main level features bright new addition, gleaming maple flrs, 10 ft ceilings! New ICF foundation w/radiant heat flrs in fully fin’d basement, perfect for home-based business/studio/guest suite! 20 x 20 ft barn! $219,000 Host Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114

TAY VALLEY 3 bed brick bungalow in private setting, 15 mins to Perth. Lg rec room on lower level w/ cozy woodstove. Low maintenance home to call your own. $242,500

MERRICKVILLE Why rent when you can easily own your home? 1.5 storey starter home, 2 bedroom plus loft den, country kitchen, solarium, formal dining room and so much more. $199,900.

PERTH Fully renovated bright 3 bd character property. Gleaming hardwood, Open plan living/ dining, den, lg kitchen & bath, mud/laundry rm. Sun rm, bonus attic room, Dble gar, great functional basement /storage total turnkey property. Central Perth. $369,900

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2 – 4PM 13259 HIGHWAY 7, NR CARLETON PL. Period home features 4 bds, 3 bths, fam rm, eat in kitchen, dining, formal living, ensuite, laundry. Sits on 153 acres w/large outbuildings & facilities especially for horses. Move in condition. $579,900 Host Al Jonkman: 613 802 0232

NR PORT ELMSLEY Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $315,000

WESTPORT A private enclave of adult living bungalows. Approx. 1100 sqft - open concept, 2 beds, 1.5 baths. Customize your home with us. Starting at $224,900.

PERTH 3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters w/ WESTPORT en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining/ Custom 1600sqft bungalow on 1.7acres with living, gas fireplace. Main floor laundry, study, radiant floor heat, granite, h/w, ceramic, a/c, home is heated & cooled by Geo Thermal systriple garage, car port, storage sheds. Quality tem excellent running costs, lots of upgrades finish throughout. Featured at $449,900. &storage 3 car att garage. $525,000

FRONTENAC COUNTY Get away from the hustle & bustle in this charming cottage nestled in the woods! Furnished 2-3 Bd, 4 pc bth, lrg kit/liv rm w/wet bar & spacious multipurpose rm. Storage outside w/2 outdoor sheds w/ electricity. Enjoy access to over 100 acres & beach at Garrison Lk. $110,000

BENNETT LAKE 4 bed, 4 bath, well designed, high quality luxurious waterfront home on 3 Acres on Bennett Lake, 15 mins to Perth. Exquisite home built by a high level builder (owner). Approx. 10 miles of boat run on this system. $749,000

MIDDLEVILLE Commercial/Retail space, possible living space on 2nd level, in Middleville on County Rd 16 between Almonte & Hopetown. Near lakes & rivers. Setup your own shop! Easy access to Ottawa. $125,000.

PERTH This immaculate home in family-friendly neighbourhood won’t last long! 2 fully finished levels -Upgraded windows, entry & garage door, sunroom, 35yr shingles, HE gas furnace & stove, c/air, flooring. 2 new baths, professionally landscaped & more! Just move in! $269,900.

INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE OR CHANGE OF LOCATION? CONTACT JOHN JONKMAN FOR DETAILS OF BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL SALES REPRESENTATIVE IN BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE PERTH 613-561-6464

WESTPORT AREA Private sidesplit on 14 scenic acres. 3+2 beds, 2 full baths, bright roomy kitchen/dining area & finished lower level walkout. Oversized 2 car garage with full 2nd storey – perfect as workshop or studio. $319,000

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1 – 2:30PM 24 CHURCH ST, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. A completely renovated home in a quiet neighbourhood. Open concept kitchen/ breakfast nook, formal liv/din, hdwd flrs & staircase. 3 season front porch. Mn flr master w/4pc bth, Jacuzzi, sky lights. Det heated & cooled workshop. $339,900 Host: Randy Cavanagh 613.464.1000

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1737 Drummond Con 10a Drummond/N Elmsley Charming 2 storey, 3 bed 2 bath country home on 5 acres by the Mississippi River. Living room w/unique wood stove, office & family room. Open & spacious living areas. Heated 2 car det garage. Potential for horse activity. $365,000 Call Paul Gordon: 613 390 2281

Second Lake Rd, Godfrey – 2 lots $25,000 each lot Industrial Dr Perth – 110 x 350 - $39,000 Windsor Crescent – 0 .85 Acres - $62,900 Wilson St W, Perth – 0.75 Acres $89,200 Irace Dr, Maitland – 1.1 Acres - $92,500 THE LINKS Miners Point Rd – 2.47 Acres W/FPERTH $154,900 Executive luxury condos on the Tay. 1 to 3 North Shore Rd, Rideau Lakes – 2.17 Acres bedrooms. All units have river views. Starting from $325,900 W/F – $175,900 Pre-selling now. Wolford Drive, Merrickville – Prime waterDemo Suite at Best Western Plus Hotel in front – $265,000 Perth

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UPPER RIDEAU LAKE Designed to accommodate & entertain large groups, family & friends. Completely private 372 ft of waterfront on the Historic Rideau. Natural light throughout, indoor pool, & much, much more. $1,400,000


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$324,900

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424 TOWNLINE RD, CARLETON PLACE

THIS RUSTIC, MASTERAN INCREDIBLY UNIQUE LOT FULLY DESIGNED & DESIGN, WAIT UNTIL TE S A T ES TH CONSTRUCTED HOME IS YOU SEE THE â&#x20AC;&#x153;WOWâ&#x20AC;? RE R 3 B C ARTFULLY CARVED FROM 3 A BD SOLARIUM, in this Custom 4 A 2.5 AC WOODLAND Raised Brick Bungalow. A SETTING! Feel the privilege of Circular paved drive, mature viewing this eclectic custom trees, Iron fencing & brick home as you arrive by a walkway lead to a dramatic circular drive to a ranch style Palladian window which Veranda, appealing only to invites you to an expansive OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE those who yearn for pristine Foyer. This Country home SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 3:15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5PM workmanship with lots of on the edge of Town strikes a pizzazz. A Stunning hand hewn Wood & Iron staircase invites you to an open concept Great Rm/ delicate balance between elegance and comfort. It is the ultimate family home. Stone FP with wood insert, gleaming Pine Flrs & a handsome Granite/Stone Oak Kit w/Breakfast P.S DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T FORGET THE INGROUND SALT WATER POOL FOR SUMMER Bar. Glam Mn ďŹ&#x201A;oor MBR incl elegant $9,500 Ariel spa Ensuite. Exciting 2nd level contains a fab FUN! WHAT A DEAL. MLS: #831120. Hosted by Danette 32ft x 32ft Fam/Exercise Rm, 2 spacious Guest Bdrs & 4 pc Bth. MLS: #838709

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4063 TATLOCK RD, CLAYTON LAKE

1026 CODE RD, DRUMMOND/N ELMSLEY

OPEN HOUSE SUN. FEB. 10, 1-3 PM 1384 Hwy 511 R0011899450_0207

(5 miles north of Perth) MLS#847446

$174,900 3 bdrms. 2 Baths. Renovated Low maintenance.

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613-236-5959

THIS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME ED EM OPPORTUNITY THAT SHOULD RICHIS G P Y T NOT BE MISSEDâ&#x20AC;Ś This Circa WL S NE T MIS 1929 Boyd-Block Stone 4 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; N level home brings Historic DO Sensibility to life with 210K in meticulous upgrades. This unique property has endless potential for the professional who may chose to operate an at home business ie. B&B and demands the space and tranquil setting of a private pictorial 3 Acre setting with an amazing Apple Orchard, charming Iron Fences and adorable Wrap around Yesteryear Solarium. This eclectic home exudes beauty and originality and awaits the FORWARD THINKING ENTREPRENEUR WAITING FOR THE IDEAL SETTING WITH SIGNAGE OPPORTUNITY! MLS: #856903

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EVELYN LEE REALTY LTD BROKERAGE

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Sunday, February 10, 11am - 12pm 346 Poonamalie Road, RR#3 $184,900 MLS: 853962

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288 Yacht Club Rd., Rideau Ferry Spacious 4 bdrm split level. A short drive to Perth & Smiths Falls. Unique layout! Hardwood, master w/ensuite & huge walk-in closet

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Gerry Coleman Broker

142 George St. Own your own single family detached home for just over $1,000 per month with 5% down.

Marly Burke Broker

Jeff Wilson Sales Representative

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367 Drummond Conc Rd. 11 5 bedroom family home. Hardwd & ceramic flrs. Finished LL rec rm. Private 1 acre lot. Call!

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Smiths Falls Rural Evelyn Lee 613-205-0999

32 Roosevelt St

Smiths Falls

Linda McKenna 613-485-0576

136 Bower Blvd

Montague

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

16 Bayview Cres

Smiths Falls

Wendy Hillier 613-285-4476

78 Golf Course Rd

Westport

Kelly Blair 613-812-8867

Smiths Falls

Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

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12:00pm-1:00pm 42 Winnifred St 12:30pm-2:00pm 108 Anderson Side Rd Balderson

Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

1:00pm-2:00pm Ferrara Dr Model Homes Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

89 Broadview Ave

Smiths Falls

Wendy Hillier 613-285-4476

101 Silver Fox Way

Prospect

Wendy Hilllier 613-285-4476

4355 Scotch Line Rd

Perth Rural

Christian Allan/Norene Allan

113 Elizabeth Dr

Rideau Ferry

Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

Lanark Highlands

Kerri Keeney/Kim Mays

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1:00pm-3:00pm 505 Sugarbush Way

Sunday February 10 11:00am-12:00pm 346 Poonamalie Rd

RR3 Smiths Falls

Evelyn Lee 613-205-0999

1:00pm-2:00pm Ferrara Dr Model Homes Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

101 Silver Fox Way

Prospect

Wendy Hillier 613-285-4476

24 Golf Club Rd

Smiths Falls

Ivan Hodgins 613-812-0363

24 Church St

Perth

Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000

113 Elizabeth Dr

Rideau Ferry

Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

1384 Hwy 511

Perth Rural

Brad Closs 613-200-1000

140 Burke St

Richmond

Sharon Bare 613-596-5353

120 Crampton Dr

Carleton Place

Danette Hanneman 613-596-5353

678 Richmond Rd

Beckwith

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Rural Leeds and Grenville to get major Internet access boost EMC News – The following are highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting held Jan. 24 and the Joint Services Committee of Leeds and Grenville on Jan. 23. Access to high-speed broadband services in Leeds and Grenville is about to improve dramatically, Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) officials told the Joint Services Committee on Jan. 23. Project co-lead Jim Pine said 92 per cent of LeedsGrenville households and businesses will have access to wired or wireless service by the end of this year. The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) initiated the $170-million EORN project a few years ago to bring high speed Internet service to all of eastern Ontario, from Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes counties to the west, north to Renfrew County and east to the Quebec border. Leeds-Grenville consists of two zones being wired this year: Thousand Islands and Ottawa Valley South. These zones cover the entire region of Leeds and Grenville. Some of the work is already complete, including areas around Kemptville. The Thousand Islands zone will have 15 new PoP (Points of Presence) with upgrades to 12 existing PoP sites. There will be 21 PoPs in Ottawa Valley South zone. Once complete in early 2014, EORN officials say the network will provide access to 1.1 million eastern Ontario residents. The next steps for EORN are to seek Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for business and industrial parks in eastern Ontario and to develop a

strategy to maximize the economic development benefits of the network. Counties finalize deal for new fire dispatch system Counties Council finalized a bylaw agreement on Jan. 24 with Glentel Inc. for the supply and installation of Digital Simulcast Voice and Paging System. The agreement means Leeds Grenville will move from an analog to a digital service to improve the area’s overall fire communication system. The Counties are covering the cost of the basic infrastructure, including towers and related equipment, and the dispatch system. The total cost of the project is $5.9 million with the Counties portion being approximately $3.8 million. Participating municipal fire departments purchase their own radios and pagers. Approval of the agreement comes after four years of consultation with local municipalities and their fire departments. Work will begin in February. The system is expected to be live in the first quarter of 2014. Counties seek bridge infrastructure funding Counties Council has submitted an Expression of Interest in Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) funding for the Gananoque River Bridge on County Road 32, just north of the town. The total cost of the bridge rehabilitation is estimated at $1.2 million. The Counties is also supporting an Expression of Interest to the province by the Municipality of North Grenville to reconstruct water and sewer lines on Saunders Street (County Road 44) in

Kemptville. Expressions of Interest are required before an application can be submitted to ensure projects are suitable under the MIII. Ontario Early Years Centres review presented The Joint Services Committee deferred any costcutting decisions on Ontario Early Years Centres following a presentation at the Jan. 23 meeting. Integrated Program Delivery Manager Kim Little outlined services available within the Counties each year to 1,100 families and 1,400 children. Core services include early learning activities, parenting and family support, early literacy initiatives, information and linkages and community outreach. The program operates through a provincial allocation of $749,550 each year as well as municipal funding. The budget estimate for this year is $875,505. The main Ontario Early Years Centre is located in Brockville with satellite offices in Prescott, Kemptville and Gananoque. There is also a mobile outreach program to 10 of 13 municipalities. Upcoming meetings The next meetings are: public works committee on Feb. 5; governance and finance committee on Feb. 7; joint services committee on Feb. 20. Counties Council will meet on Feb. 21. All meetings begin at 9 a.m. in the council chamber, 25 Central Avenue West, Brockville, unless otherwise noted. Please note: Delegations are heard at committee meetings. Submitted by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

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260 McGregor Dr

Carleton Place

Liz Powell 613-314-5455

Carleton Place

Danette Hanneman 613-596-5353

424 Townline Rd

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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: jmichaelis@theemc.ca OR lgilligan@perfprint.ca. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 7, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Euchre at Holy Name of Mary School Gym on Patterson St. in Almonte. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and light lunch. Footcare Clinics, every 3 weeks, starts 9 a.m. Almonte Home Support, Community Room. Sponsor: Almonte/Ramsay and District Home Support. 613-256-4700, to make appt. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 9, Rod Pottle, 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, Fit as a Fiddle, Every Friday, 10 a.m. Call Home Support 613-2564700. Mills Home Support, General Diners Lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Golden Oldies Lunch. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Mills office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Certified Footcare Nurse, Alison Kaczan RPN. Clinics at the Mills Home Support Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-2564700 for appointment. Mills’ Seniors ServiceMovie “Quartet” & lunch out. Feb. 20. 613-256-4700. Reserve your seat on the bus. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Transportation and entertainment provided. Info: 613-256-4700 or Jean 613-257-3296. Mills Seniors Services Home Support, Almonte, Transportation to the Arthritis Aquafit Swim Program. Every Monday, 11:15 a.m. Carleton Place Pool. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Shoppers Drug Mart Monthly Natural Therapists Talk proudly presents Joanna Smith, Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m. 376 Ottawa Street, topic: Meditation. Valentines Dance and Silent Auction, Saturday, February 9, 7:30. Glen Silverson Band. Almonte Civitan Hall. Hillside Youth Mission trip to Nicaragua to build a school. Tickets: Remembrance Gift Shop 613-257-3931 or Treena 613-256-7186.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 11am. Call 613-256-8339 for info. Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, February 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613267-6400. Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- 28 Hawthorne. Spon-

sor: Knight of Columbus. Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. Feb. 9. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. Carleton Place Sunset Club meets every Wednesday, 1 p.m. Legion. Euchre, bid euchre, games, socializing. Third Wed. each month- short general meeting, noon. Potluck lunch/ games follows. 613-257-7483. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Diner’s Club, Beckwith Township Hall for seniors/adults with physical disabilities, 2nd Wednesday of each month. For info/book reservation, call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club. Beckwith Township Hall. For seniors/adults with physical disabilities. 2nd Wednesday each month. Info/Reservation 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County. Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Friday Lunch Bunch, every Friday, 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/book reservation call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Friday lunch bunch. Every Friday 12 noon. St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/reservations 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Transport service provides transport to medical appointments for seniors/ adults with physical disabilities. For information and to book reservation, call 613-253-0733. Country Music- Sat. Feb 16, 3-7. Band: Barry & Jude. Everyone welcome. Army Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Unit 396. Debtors Anonymous. If you are having problems with money or debt then we can help. 6:30 Tuesdays, St. James Hall, Bell and Edmund Street. 613-216-9008. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-253-0008. Gospel Meetings- Carambeck Community Centre. 357 Bridge St. Feb. 12, 19, 26. 8-9 p.m. The Bible in purity and simplicity. 613-256-6117. Heritage Day Dinner and Magic Lantern Show, fundraiser, Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society, Wednesday, February 20, 6:15 p.m. Ballygiblin’s, 151 Bridge St. Limited tickets available. 613-253-7013. Heritage Day exhibit by The Carleton Place Municipal Heritage Committee at The Moore House, 174 Bridge St. Sunday, February 10, 1-4. Info:

613-253-7013. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Monthly Birthday BashFeb. 16. Legion. 2 p.m. Live entertainment: Dave Brown and the Valley Rovers. Monthly breakfast- Sat. Feb. 9. Legion, 177 George St. 8-11 a.m. Seniors 50 & over, join the Sunset Club for fun and games, trips, etc. Meeting at Legion, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Info: 257-8102. Single Parenting Support Group, Sat. Feb 9, 1-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register at 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Feb. 21. Waterside Lunch and Learn, presented by the Alzheimers Society on Maintaining brain health as you age. February 13, 12:30 p.m. RSVP 613-253-2010, 105 McNeely Ave.

Baby Rhyme Time- Sponsor: Ontario Early Years. 33 Clothier St. Thursdays Jan. 31-March 21, 1:30-3 p.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Baby Talk- Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 -3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Kemptville Pub, 200 Rideau St. (613)863-4853. Branch Artisan meeting, at the North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Conc. Rd., Kemptville. February 19, 7 p.m. Info: (613)258-4382. New members welcome. Breakfast Poker Rally and Fish Fry. Feb. 16. Breakfast at Clubhouse 8-10 a.m. Register at Clubhouse 8-11 for rally. Fish Fry 5 p.m. Legion. 613258-3648. Sponsor: Kemptville Snowmobile Klub. Feb. 20- Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd 43, 7:30 pm. Program: Guest Speaker: William Langenberg on Horticulture Therapy. New members & guests welcome. Arline: 613-258-4645. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. Feb. 11, Wed. Feb. 13, Fri. Feb. 15, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills.

Benefit Dance, held by Lanark Legion Br 395 and Blackwood Originals. February 9, 2 p.m. Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Tues. Feb. 19, 10am - 3pm, Lanark County Community

Health Centre. For appt. call 613-259-2182 Fitness Classes every Monday (except holidays). 9:30-10:30 a.m. North Lanark County Community Health Centre. 613-259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St Andrew’s United Church. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Lanark Legion Branch 395 will host a Musical Jamboree the 3rd Saturday of each month, 2 PM. All musicians welcomed. Opened to the public. Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Legion Br. 395 Birthday Saturdays. Music by local musicians. Light Lunch. Feb. 16. Walking group, every Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exercises/speaker after walk. Heather 613-259-2182.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Hoffman & Hallman, pork dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 8. Legion. Feb. 10- Zone Public Speaking. 12 p.m. Registration, speeches 1-4 p.m. Legion. Learn to spin at Cedarcove Summer School, Feb 16. Spindle & wool supplied. Call 613-269-4238 Legion General Meeting, all members requested to attend, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Legion Matinee, Feb. 16, entertainment: Wildflower. 1-4:30 p.m. Legion mixed darts every Monday evening 7:30 p.m. LEGO Club- Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. Lessons at Cedar Cove February 3, English Smocking. Please call 613-269-4238 before 7 p.m. Merrickville Men’s Dart League, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. held at the Legion. Off the Shelf: readings for adults. Mon. Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Merrickville Library. 613-2693326. StoryTime Fridays 10 a.m., theme: February 9, Valentine’s Day. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326. Valentine Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Fred duCharme, chicken dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 15. Legion. Wellness Talk: Heart Health, with Dr. Weststrate. Thurs. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Merrickville Library. Call 613-2693326 for info.

Euchre, Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m Cedar Hill School House, 270 Cedar Hill Side Road, Pakenham. Fundraiser for Friends of the Cedar Hill School House. Info: Karen Richter 613-256-5439. Pakenham Home Support provides foot care, transportation, meals on wheels. Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. Pakenham Horticultural Club meeting. Feb. 20,

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7:30 p.m. St. Andrew United Church. Guest speaker: Phil Reilly. 613-624-5307. Pancake Supper, Pakenham Curling Club, Tuesday, February 12, 5-7 p.m. Sponsor: St Mark’s ACW. Info: 613-6245311 or 613-256-4126.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, February 13, 1:003:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613267-4848, 613-267-6039. Ambush will be playing at the Perth Civitan Club on Friday 15th February. Doors open at 8 pm. 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. Clothing Give Away! Feb. 16, 10 am-12 pm. Donations of gently used clothing accepted on the day of the Give Away. 190 Gore Street East, 613-2676428 ext. 29. Community Dinner on Feb. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St.. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner on Feb. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. 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 Thursday, 9:3011:30. 190 Gore St East, Perth. Connections and The Table Community Food Centre. Call Naomi 613-267-6428 ext 6. Lanark Lodge Birthday Party (last Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Perth & District Horticultural Society- Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Perth & District Collegiate Institute auditorium. Perth Historical Society’s meeting, February 20. Perth Museum, 11 Gore St. 7:30 p.m. Info: www.perthhs.org Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. February 8. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)2838703.

Perth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. February 13. 12 noon. Rideau Trail Association. Feb. 17, Smiths Falls to Rosedale Rd. level 1 moderate pace. Meet Conlon Farm, 10 a.m. 613-264-1196. Rideau Trail AssociationSat. Feb. 9. Port Elmsley to Smiths Falls, level 1, 11 km. Finish at Smiths Falls Railway Museum with hot cider and winter carnival activities. Meet Conlon Farm 10 a.m. 613-2830332. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meets Thursday evenings at Lanark Lodge. Info. Janet 613-264-9139. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays 5 p.m. at Community Care. Info: Barbara 613-267-2040. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613-838-4777.

4 hand euchre, Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Rd., North Gower. Light lunch. Info: (613)489-1684. All welcome. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. “Be Chilly- Eat Chili”Family Fun Day. Feb. 18, St. Joseph School, Toledo. 10-3. “Snolf” (Snow Golf) Tournament. Pre-register your team by Feb. 14. bechillyeatchili@ gmail.com Lunch, activities, silent auction, more. Bishop’s Mills Community Association Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers, Sunday Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (following the winter fun day potluck supper). Bishop’s Mills Community Hall. Blood Donor Clinic. Feb. 20, 2:30-5:30 p.m. St. James Major Catholic Church, 14608 Hwy. 38, Sharbot Lake. 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. Community Clothing Co-operative, Portland Community Hall. Open every Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday 1-3 p.m.

CPHC formally VON foot care clinic, every 1st Thursday of the month. Westport Chiropractic Centre, 39 Bedford St., Westport. Appointments required. 613-342-3693, 1-800465-7646 ext. 243. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, February 15. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. “Desire the Fire”. Life changing messages to empower lives with testimonies. February 15 & 16, 7 PM. Smiths Falls Assemblies of God Church, 54 William St, Smiths Falls. Downhill Ski Trips/weekends (Sat. Feb. 2). Bus pickups in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. Call Duke 613720-3853 after 6 p.m. Euchre- every Monday afternoon. 1 p.m. South Elmsley Municipal Complex. Sponsor: See RURAL page 19


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Club 55. Refreshments. Euchre, Ham & Bean Supper, & Silent Auction, Saturday February 16, Maberly Community Hall. Cards 2:00 pm, meal 4:30 pm. Sponsor Maberly Agricultural Society, info Joan, 613-268-2507, 613-268-2730 or 613-268-2895. Fish Supper. Sat. Feb. 9. 4-7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 613- 272-3556. Fri. Feb 15 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner 6-7:30 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #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 9:30-10:30, 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. 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, February 10, McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613-3591140. Karate and Cardio-Kickboxing in Port Elmsley. KarateWednesday and Friday evenings. Kickboxing- Thursday evenings. Visit www.portelmsley-karate.com or call 613-2649063. Lanark County Archives 1920 Conc. 7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office). Open first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 613-256-3130, (613)267-2232. Mid-Winter Feast, St. Andrew’s United Church, Toledo; Sat. Feb. 16 at 5:00 p.m. Buffet meal: scalloped potatoes, hot vegetables, assorted meats, salads, dessert. One sitting. Advanced tickets: Frank - (613)275-2562 or (613)2752370. Pancake Supper, Franktown, Centennial Hall, 152 Church St. Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6:30. Info: 613-2834617. Pancake Supper- Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Feb. 12. 5-7 p.m. United Church Hall, 2332 Church St. North Gower. Quilting & Sewing Club

meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)2838482, (613)283-6240. Quilting- every Wednesday. 1 and 7 p.m. McDonalds Corners Rd. Hall. 613-2782943. Rideau & District Old Tyme Fiddling & Country Music Annual Benefit Dance, February 8, 7:30 p.m. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Info: 613-2582258. Rideau Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Run. Feb. 9. Registration Lombard Glen Golf Club, Hwy. 15 South Lombardy, 11 a.m.-12 noon. Valid trail permits mandatory. 613-284-1022. Ruby Tuesdays- information and support group for women. North Lanark Community Health Centre, every other Tuesday, 1:00-3:00. Info: Sherry (613)259-2182. Sat. Feb. 16, Valentine’s Dance. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 9-1. DJ: Richard Chisamore. Sat. Feb 16th Jeff Code from Sunday in the Country Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport, 8 p.m.-12. Light luncheon. Proceeds to Ways & Means Committee 613-273-3615. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Sweetheart Poker Run. Breakfast and Dinner, February 9, Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Dinner 4-6:30 p.m. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Non-snowmobilers also welcome. St George’s Valentine Dance featuring the Bowes Brothers, Saturday, February 16, Clayton Community Hall. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets at the door. Info: 613-256-9010. St John’s Music Series presents the Fumblin Fingers. traditional music from the East Coast and beyond, Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613-257-4941. Tri-Church Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Feb. 12, 4-7 p.m. Lombardy Agricultural Hall. Entertainment: The Rideau Mellowdears & Robert Scott. Proceeds: local schools anti-bullying & suicide prevention programs. 613-283-1328, 613-284-2498. Tuesday, February 12, Shrove Tuesday Ham Supper with pancake dessert. Newboro Community Hall. 2 sittings, 5 p.m. and 6:15. Tickets call Joan 613-272-2393. Sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church. Valentines Bingo Many prizes, Jackpot $200. Dinner out tickets, Toonie Pot $850. Mon. Feb 11th. Doors open 6:15 starts 7:15 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Br.#542, Westport. Valentine’s Day Party for family and friends. Feb. 14, Rideau Ferry Country Home.

2-3 p.m. Woman’s Winter netWorking Woppertunity, Saturday, February 16, Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall. Sponsor: The Township of Rideau Lakes.

Annual Valentine’s Day Supper at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Smiths Falls, Tues. Feb. 14. Social time 4:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm. Tickets 613-283-2318, 613-2836987 or 613-283-7527 Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1-877-383-2070. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1(877)383-2070. Bingo, every Thursday evening, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Breast Cancer Support Group meeting. First Tuesday each month. 7-9 p.m. Rideau Lakes Home & Community Support Services, 4 George St. S. Bridge Club every Monday night, Legion Br. 95, 7 Main St. E., 7 p.m. Partnership Terry Fagan, (613)283-6393. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 12, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. eReader driving you nuts? eBook Class, Smiths Falls Public Library. Feb. 16. 10:30 and 1. 613-283-2911 for info. Family Fun Spiel. Smiths Falls Curling Club. Feb. 9. Max. 16 teams. Draw #1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:15-1:15 p.m. Draw #2 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:152:15 p.m. Enter by Feb. 5, 613283-4700, curling@bellnet.ca Gambling Problem? There is help. Gamblers Anonymous, Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. 88 Cornelia St. 613-567-3271. “Let’s Pray” Prayer Line available, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon. (613)2833485, (613)267-9780 evenings. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Hwy 29 (just past the mall). Walk-ins welcome. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Saturday Feb. 10th, 9 am-1 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall. Info 613-283-1550, 613-2752433. Ski trip- Mon. Feb. 18 (Family Day). Coach bus leaves from Smiths Falls, Perth and

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Virginia (justice was swift in those days). Six of his followers also went to the gallows in late 1859 or 1860. Just before the death sentence was carried out Brown wrote the following words, “I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.” Civil War prelude It is generally accepted that the raid – Brown and his followers were hailed as heroes by anti-slavery people and countless northerners – escalated the tensions which eventually led to secession and the long and bloody Civil War. Brown’s determined campaign (I can only touch on it in this space) was heavily supported by Canadians. Of course the Underground Railroad, the network of secret routes and safe houses which allowed slaves to escape, was connected to Canada. My wife Kathleen and my mother Molly are natives of Chatham, Ontario where many

of our family members still live. Chatham is located between London and Windsor, close to the American border. The Chatham district was a northern terminus of the Underground Railroad. In May 1858 Brown and 12 of his followers, including his son Owen, visited Chatham where he convened a “Constitutional Convention.” Brown had long had a vision of creating a free state in the area of his future “invasion.” The constitution would govern the free state. Most of the 34 blacks and 12 whites who attended Brown’s Canadian convention signed the constitution. At the time one-third of Chatham’s population of 6,000 was comprised of fugitive slaves. Today Chatham has more than 40,000 residents

including a large number of black Canadians. The story of Brown’s Canadian connections is too lengthy to detail in one column. But while he was in Chatham he met Harriet Tubman. An escaped slave, Tubman led dozens of slaves north to freedom using the Underground Railroad. A white Canadian Stewart Taylor, a native of Uxbridge, Ontario joined Brown’s struggle against slavery. The 23-year-old Taylor was the only Harper’s Ferry raider born outside the U.S. He died during the U.S. Marines’ final assault on the engine house. If you visit Chatham there are some very interesting related locations for you to see and tour. Uncle Tom’s Cabin at nearby Dresden was the home

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little question about why he was so motivated. The treatment of black slaves, particularly in the southern states, was beyond appalling! Brown is the white man who led an ill-fated raid on the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October 1859. His aim was to secure rifles needed to arm slaves who would then take part in what he hoped would be a general uprising to end that terrible “institution.” The raid was a failure. Instead of supporting him the townspeople of Harper’s Ferry rose against Brown and his small band of followers. Ultimately a detachment of U.S. Marines, led by Colonel Robert E. Lee (the same Robert E. Lee who later became the commander of Confederate forces during the American Civil War), recaptured the engine house where Brown and his followers had barricaded themselves. During the raid Brown’s men killed four and wounded nine. In turn 10 of Brown’s men, including his sons Watson and Oliver, died in the fighting. A wounded John Brown was captured and tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as for inciting a slave insurrection and for the murder of several pro-slavery men. He was found guilty and on Dec. 2, 1859 Brown was hanged in Charles Town,

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EMC Lifestyle – A few weeks ago I wrote a column about bad television. The response was incredible! I received a huge number of emails, all of them supportive of my position that most TV today falls into the category of “drivel.” I praised public broadcasters such as TVO and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States which is supported financially by so many Canadians. Little wonder, their programming is vastly superior to what is on offer from most North American broadcasters today. In the same column I asked readers to respond if they would like me to expound on one aspect of a recent PBS series I referred to in applauding that particular network. The three-part series was called ‘The Abolitionists.’ It was an excellent depiction of the ultimately successful, 19th century fight to abolish slavery in the U.S. I received enough reader response to indicate that offering some more information is worthwhile. Clearly many EMC readers watched and enjoyed those shows which aired as part of the highly acclaimed program the ‘American Experience’. One of the most well-known and fanatical abolitionists was Connecticut-born John Brown. While it is difficult to support his violent approach, there is

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of over 50 kph for 10 minutes or so. The process can vary between various makes and models, but generally in involves the following steps (from the Ontario Ministry of Environment website): â&#x20AC;˘ Step 1: Make sure the vehicle has been parked for eight hours without a start. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 2: Start the engine and let it idle in drive for twoand-a-half minutes with the air conditioning (A/C) and rear defroster on. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 3: Turn the A/C and rear defroster off. Drive the vehicle for 10 minutes at highway speeds. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 4: Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes in stop-and-go traffic. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 5: Your drive cycle is complete. You can now go in for your test. If the engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s battery is severely discharged (a common occurrence in cold weather), this can also reset the computerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monitors leading to a failed test. A recent vehicle service visit where the technician may have disconnected the battery or erased a computer memory may

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The new process for vehicle emission testing in Ontario has finished its first month and if you believe everything you read in the press itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a bumpy start. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not about to enter the debate as to whether or not we need these tests anymore, but hope to provide some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nuts and boltsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; information to help drivers get through the test with flying colours. The biggest change is that for gasoline powered vehicles from the model year 1989 and forward, the test no longer involves sampling tailpipe emissions while the vehicle is running on a dynamometer (rolling road). Instead, a technician will connect a communications cable to the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diagnostic port (found under the left side of the dash), and run a scan of the on-board computerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory looking for any emission control system related fault codes. Model years 1988 and prior still get a two-speed idle tailpipe sampling test. The headaches that this new system causes is that if the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completed all its own selftests or has illuminated the check-engine light, the vehicle will not pass the test. More than a few car owners have been caught off guard and some vehicles have been subjected to multiple tests without success. This vehicle

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ing from being a mechanical sound to being more creative and interestingâ&#x20AC;Śfor lack of a better descriptor, giving the piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;more soul.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been proven time and time again by supporting record sales that musicians may be wonderful technically but lack that â&#x20AC;&#x153;soulfulnessâ&#x20AC;? that catches peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear and send them out to buy their music. They can play all the notes and yet are not be able to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell the song.â&#x20AC;? I love Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and in Canada, Leonard Cohen or Fred Eaglesmith, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to admit they are definitely not sweet singers. Their technical vocal range is limited yet each can mesmerize an audience with their often growling, vocals. To me, I describe it as them sharing their â&#x20AC;&#x153;unique soulâ&#x20AC;? that pleases so many of our listening ears. As a lyricist, John Prine is recognized as a master for his ability to tell a story in such few, well chosen, descriptive words. For all these artists, they get â&#x20AC;&#x153; in the zoneâ&#x20AC;? and make whatever theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re singing their own and â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell itâ&#x20AC;? to the listener, via their interpretation. They make us listen, laugh and often weep, touching the listenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner being of emotions. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a player or singer. I listen. I take great satisfaction from hearing someone live or recorded â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell their songâ&#x20AC;? to me. If I like what I hear, I want more and will go to a concert or buy recordings to allow me to be later reminded of those magic moments when I was â&#x20AC;&#x153;soldâ&#x20AC;? on a song/musician. I also tend toward original

music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that written and created by the artist. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like cover material because, done well, I can get into it but only if they â&#x20AC;&#x153;sellâ&#x20AC;? me on their interpretation. At both Around the Corner and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Perth I hear some great covers by some excellent local players who add their own personal touch to what they do. A dear friend has asked me repeatedly to come and listen to a karaoke night held at Fiddleheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Wednesday evenings and I finally made it recently. Now I will say upfront that my history with karaoke has not been favourable in the past (though never locally, I should mention). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard too many often inebriated people who thought they could sing, destroy songs. What the heckâ&#x20AC;Śtheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having fun. I have a lot of respect for anyone who stands up to sing one of their favourites and I know that many gain a lot of fun from doing so. It was this attendance at the regular Fiddleheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke that brought this idea of â&#x20AC;&#x153;selling a songâ&#x20AC;? to mind; why some can and some have difficulty making it work. A gentleman Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known a long time got up to sing and he intrigued me with his vocal skill of almost taking on the persona of the original. He had it all down...the words, intonation and tenderness... all of it a major departure from his usual speaking style and sound. It was nice to see his sisters making use of their singing skills, singly, together and supporting their brother.

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Up and coming Saturday Feb. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m., veterans Two for the Show (Mike Irvin and Steve Hannah) will be performing at the Birthday Party at the Perth Legion. See you there. On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m., there will be a fundraiser at MERA Schoolhouse. Long Sault Trio (the wonderful Linda Marie Grenier and friends), will perform along with Charlie In the Middle as an added bonus. Tickets are $15 each. Love musicals? The Studio Theatre is hosting their first musical beginning Feb. 14 entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; With both adult and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shows, this should be a fun time. For more details, go to www.studiotheatreperth.com. Then on Saturday, Feb. 16, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see Newfoundlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sherman Downey and his band, who were crowd favourites at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stewart Park Festival. They will be playing at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Support live music everywhere.

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We all listen to music in our own unique ways. For some, it is always just part of their environment, be it a radio or CD or streamed music at home or in the car. Some tap their feet (often subconsciously), some listen intently to the words (if present), while for others itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the music itself that catches us and makes us give a deeper listen. I tend to fall in the category where the music has to entice me to want to listen to the lyrics. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all different, which is what makes our world such a unique place. As I listen to players it is always interesting to me to hear what they do with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;between the noteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parts. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard many musicians interviewed who state it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until they learned â&#x20AC;&#x153;less is moreâ&#x20AC;? that they really felt they had a handle on their instrument. I listen as young players try to put as many notes as they can in a space when, often two or three tasty ones may be what fits best. Oh, I love hearing some riffs but often the truly tasty player is one who makes the most with the least. As I watched Mikey McCallum, guitarist for Samantha Martin & The Haggard recently, I was reminded of this. Martin has such a strong voice and the groove is set so well by Pete Lambert on drums and Greg Sweetland on bass, McCallum can utilize his guitar to play more fill and nicely spaced notes and sounds via his pedal variances to really add to the mix. Ottawa guitar wizard Fred Guinon is a master of this style where, through his guitar or lap steel will create an accompanying, what I call â&#x20AC;&#x153;soundscape,â&#x20AC;? bending notes behind vocalists as he does on so many musicians recordings. With both these players itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often what they creatively leave silent that makes the difference in go-

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Ground beetles featured at MVFN natural history talk By JOEL BYRNE

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A huge fan of the ground beetles, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ (MVFN) guest speaker for the recent natural history talk, Dr. Henri Goulet, centre, fields questions from members of the audience after

his talk at the Almonte United Church recently while others examine some of the many species specimens provided by the speaker for display. The MVFN hosts regular talks on a variety of subjects.

beetles? The answer was found in his talk, as he shared some of his fond memories in a lifetime of adventures tracking down his favourite group of animals. Goulet (a friend) opened

tinguish them from other insect orders. One could clearly see that the beetles have no tail-like structure and that their wing covers do not overlap. It is these wing covers or elytra which give rise to the

his talk by posing some basic questions: what is a beetle, what is a ground beetle? A series of photos outstanding for their clarity, detail, and colour followed, displaying anatomical features of beetles that dis-

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EMC News – The following is a report by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) member Joel Byrne of a recent MVFN talk held in Almonte. The talk by Dr. Henri Goulet was the second in MVFN’s ongoing 2012-13 lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet.’ About 350,000 species of beetles occupy this planet. They are found in nearly every terrestrial habitat and many watery ones, pole to pole. There are more named species of beetles than there are named species of any other group. When I saw the title of Dr. Henri Goulet’s presentation to the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists: ‘My Favourite Insect Group – Ground Beetles (Carabidae),’ I thought of a quote attributed to J.B.S. Haldane, a distinguished British biologist, who, when asked what he had learned about the ‘creator’ from looking at nature, replied that the creator “…has an inordinate fondness for beetles,” referring to the enormous abundance of beetle species. Goulet, MVFN’s second speaker, in the lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet,’ is a research scientist emeritus with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, and he also has a fondness for beetles – ground beetles. Why, out of 160 families of beetles would he choose to study ground

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ception is very much affected by what we are.” We are humans and most of us are more interested in butterflies than a lot of black beetles because as humans we are attracted to colours. So when the first slide of elytral sculpture popped onto the screen there was a collective sigh. Mindbogglingly beautiful metallic greens, bronzes, purples and blue blacks, more emerald greens. Also turquoise wing covers trimmed with copper called ‘the best’ in Canada, Carabus vietinghoffi, from the land of small willows. It was as if a sculptor and a jewelry designer had collaborated in crafting them. There followed a series of photos of completely-assembled, i.e. entire specimens of ground beetles, starting with solely black species, then switching to beetles ranging from pale to dark singlecoloured, to two-coloured species, and then threecoloured species. Then came the ones with dark metallic reflections, the ones that initially interested Henri, then ones with bright metallic reflections (my favourites), and then species with two and three hues of metallic reflections, and finally species with metallic hue and pigment colours. At which point Goulet said, “So I hope I’ve exposed you to a lot of colours.” We were mesmerized, colour-saturated! The balance of the talk was devoted to many other spe-

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As if an expert sculptor and jeweler had collaborated to craft it! A Carabus vietinghoffi, from the ‘land of small willows’, with its turquoise wing covers trimmed with copper. This ground beetle is the one Goulet considered ‘the best’ in Canada. Goulet presented his slides at a recent MVFN lecture in Almonte. cial features of ground beetles which could have been a talk in itself. Most ground beetles hide in the day. Look for them under logs and rocks, and in stumps. Ground beetles are found on all land habitats except in water (one species stays under rocks submerged by tides). Most species are potentially excel-

lent bio-indicators because their habitat requirement varies from quite narrow to extremely narrow. For example, Elaphrus clairvillei inhabits marshy meadows and swampy places, but will not live in bogs as they are too acidic. Some adult ground beetles are very long-lived, two to seven years. Most

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ground beetles are finicky about where they live but not fussy about what they eat. A good example, ‘caterpillar hunters’ (Calasoma sycophanta), are forest ground beetles which emerge in the spring, look around for their prey and venture out and stay out if their prey is present, otherwise they return to

the ground. Among ground beetles there are predators, scavengers, and herbivores (many are ‘weed-seed’ eaters), and even parasites (the very colourful leaf beetle parasites for example) – a very wide range of modes of life indeed. The talk wound down with a lively question and answer period, while in the background the slide show continued. There was an initial burst of ‘oohs!’ and ‘ahs!’ as very colourful beetles seemed to dash across the screen: fabulous close-ups of live tiger beetles on the hunt. What a spectacular way to end the show! A word about Goulet’s photographs – superb! His photos, taken with meticulous care, will long be remembered by those who set aside a few hours of a fall evening to learn and be entertained by the learning. What I came away with was the impression of incredible beauty in the colours and design of the host of ground beetles, each species with its own variation on the general plan. I enjoyed the lecture so much I saw it twice (with MVFN and when Goulet presented it at the Macnamara Field Naturalists meeting in November). The next MVFN natural history talk takes place in Almonte on Feb. 21. Details will be posted at mvfn.ca.

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ners with the dirty cop, and is trying to find out who wanted him dead. Taylor figures James is his best chance to get to the bottom of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really going on. James and Taylor start following the trail up the chain as they attempt to discover whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pulling the strings. They soon discover itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trail of corruption that permeates all through the city of New Orleans. For Taylor it becomes a mission to see justice done, but James is only looking for revenge. Bullet to the Head is your classic revenge film. Our hero, or anti-hero, continues on his quest, killing all those who get in his way, until he gets to the one person heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

after. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a straight-forward plot that never deviates from its course, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem. It is boring and predictable. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an attempt to create a kind of film noir atmosphere, to create a more interesting story, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really work. Though the biggest problem is the main character. I found it very difficult to identify or care about James Bonomo. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make a cold-hearted killer a hero, and Bullet to the Head doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite pull it off. So if your character is an emotionless killer and you give an emotionless performance, is that considered good acting? Stallone does get angry really well, and

Video contest urges youth to express opinions EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Youth, aged 12 to 18 from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties, are encouraged to submit a video for YouTube that highlight an important issue they face in their life in any of the following categories: My Community, My Culture, My Health, My Future, and My Environment. Participants are encouraged to express their ideas for how to improve these issues. Youth who enter a video have a chance to win a variety of prizes including $1,000 and an iPad. The MyView Youth Film

Festival will be a new cultural and artistic addition to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dandelion Festival in North Grenville. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the Kemptville Youth Centre have organized this event in partnership with a variety of community agencies and supporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project aims to showcase insight from youth on the issues they face in their day to day lives while also encouraging participants to highlight solutions to make it better,â&#x20AC;? says Diana Steadman, public health

nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Nominated films will be screened at the Dandelion Festival in Kemptville on Saturday, May 25. Winners will be selected by audience participation. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, www.myviewfilmfest.ca, went live on Jan. 28. More information will then be available on how to enter a video. Entry deadline is April 25. Even though the videos will be judged on message and not production quality, youth participants who would like help creat-

ing their video are invited to participate in free video production workshops. John Barclay of Triune Productions will be offering workshops on Feb. 13, March 6, March 27. For times and locations, visit the website or like the Facebook page. Submitted by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

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Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization invests in motorcycle tourism EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Highways and local roadside attractions throughout Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands are about to gain notoriety by motorcycle enthusiasts from across Ontario and Quebec. A tourism development initiative funded by Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will be working directly with business owners and local tourism officials to develop routes and ensure experiences are ready to exceed ridersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motorcycle touring development is part of our 2013 Destination Development Plan. Through the work we will be conducting on this project we hope to position the region in the marketplace as a must ride destination,â&#x20AC;? says Nicole Whiting, OHTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager. The organization hired BC Hughes Tourism Consultants to assist with the development. BC Hughes is Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost motorcycle route developer, having assisted with route creation and operator coaching across the province and the northern United States. Co-owner and rider Chris Hughes says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands is the breadbasket of twisty roads in the province. When we combine the best asphalt with the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hidden scenic gems, food, and motorcycle friendly accommodations, a must ride destination is created.â&#x20AC;?

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Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization has launched a tourism development initiative targeted at motorcycle enthusiasts, above, throughout OnHughes will also be joined by motorcycle travel writer and video blogger Michael Jacobs, as they introduce and coach businesses across the region on what it takes to become motorcycle friendly.

The project will expose and document the best routes, attractions, food, and accommodations for motorcycle enthusiasts. The team will work with operators and municipal officials to ensure their products and experiences align

tario and Quebec. The project will help motorcyclists learn the best routes, attractions, food and accommodations to explore. themselves with what riders are looking for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be as easy as providing specific parking areas, or biker themed food on your menu. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the little things that make riders feel welcome,â&#x20AC;? says Hughes.

Motorcycle market readiness workshops for operators and tourism industry stakeholders will be held across the region Feb. 19 to 21. Find more information and register at www.ohto.ca. Workshop participants will learn

all aspects of the motorcycle touring industry and how to align with it. The OHTO is a not-forprofit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. The OHTO works in collaboration with eight sub-regional marketing organizations, tourism agencies and authorities including: Algonquin Nation, Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce, ComfortCountry.ca, Haliburton Highlands, Lanark County Tourism, Land Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lakes Tourist Association, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, and the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. Find out more about the OHTO at www.ohto.ca. For more information, please contact the Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization at 613-629-6486 or emily.sheff@ohto.ca.

Clarification In last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EMC the paper received incorrect information. Anyone interested in contacting Haven Lamothe of the Miss Teen Canada competition can reach her via email at: miss-teen-lanark-countyworld@hotmail.com.

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Former CFLer bought 1975 Datsun 280Z sport coupe off teacher EMC Lifestyle – Jason Riley of Hamilton, Ontario, writes: “Hi Bill, I enjoy reading your column. “Back in 1975, in Vancouver, B.C., my Grade 10 classmate said: ‘My dad is bringing his new sports car to school today.’ Mr. Chappell was our art teacher and we already knew he was buying a brand new 1975 Datsun 280Z sport coupe. When he drove into the

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“When I made the team, my future wife did the transaction on the wire service from Vancouver and my future father-in-law drove the car to me in Winnipeg. In 1984, when I signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, I had the car shipped by train to Hamilton where it stays in my garage on rainy days and never sees winter. “When my kids were young, they would ask for a ride in the ‘white car’ when they did something special because it’s a two-seater and they loved going for a ride in it ‘all by themselves.’ They bought me personalized plates for my 50th birthday. It still purrs like a kitten every time I start it up and my wife and I go on ‘dates’ in it on warm summer days. “It receives a lot of TLC and my son and I enjoy working on it together doing

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Clark: new premier, same old plan to raise taxes, up spending We’ve seen the result of that approach over the past nine years and it’s helped turn Ontario from the engine of Canada’s economy into a havenot province,” said Clark. In the Citizen article, Wynne said she would consider allowing Ontario cities to impose road tolls or levy taxes on alcohol and land transfers. Clark said he was disappointed, but not surprised, by Wynne’s comments. “The provincial government should work with municipalities to come up with new ideas to reduce operating costs, not help them develop creative ways to tax people more,” said Clark. Clark said the premier-

designate’s comments are proof that Ontario can’t afford the disastrous policies of the McGuinty-Wynne government. Instead of raising taxes and inventing new ways to hammer taxpayers with taxes, fees and tolls, the Ontario PC Party has outlined a plan help municipalities control spending by dealing with costly arbitration decisions through the Ability to Pay Act. To read more about the Ontario PC plan to create jobs and grow the economy contained in the Paths to Prosperity discussion papers, visit ontariopc.com. Submitted by the office of Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark.

EMC Entertainment - The Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam was another success this year with a host of Ottawa Valley singers mixing it up for the Ottawa Heart Institute. Some of the acts of the day included drummer Mike Belajac of Barrhaven, who performed to a sold-out crowd of approximately 400 people. Photo by LAURIE WEIR

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EMC News – She’s had the job for less than a week, but already premier-designate Kathleen Wynne is proving that while the name on the Ontario premier office’s door is changing, the story remains the same, said Steve Clark, Leeds-Grenville MPP and Ontario PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing. Clark was responding to a Jan. 31 Ottawa Citizen article in which Wynne said she wants to give Ontario cities new taxation powers. “Like her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne’s answer to every question she’s asked, every problem she faces is to increase taxes and spending.

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EMC Sports – The second annual charity recital hosted by the Andrea Goral and Duart-Dillon Schools of Highland Dancing Feb. 2. took place at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville and welcomed the RCMP Pipe and drum band as well as the RCMP highland dancers. Striking a pose at top, right is Lydia Campbell who was part of the shield dance, that is comprised of many tight up and down movements and was originally done entirely on the back of a shield. Photos by STACEY ROY

NOTICE OF PASSING OF A MUNICIPAL-WIDE DEVELOPMENT CHARGE BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Lanark County passed a Municipal-Wide Development Charge By-law No. 2013-02 on the 30th day of January, 2013 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.27; AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charge by-law, by filing with the Clerk of Lanark County on or before the 11th day of March, 2013 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection. By-Law 2013-02 was enacted to recognize additional development associate with the Roads Service. However, Council has not elected to increase development charge rates at this time. The current schedule of development charges remains unchanged as originally imposed by By-law 2010-36 as follows:

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Take home your own special Valentine this week at LAWS This Week’s Pets EMC Lifestyle – We have received many wonderful ‘Happy Endings’ stories from our LAWS alumni, and I have to say, if the people of Lanark County are as good looking as their pets, we are a fine looking lot! We have been posting these stories on our Facebook page, but I wanted to say how happy I was to hear from Tucker’s new family, who adopted this wonderful dog in January. He was a beautiful dog who had been at the shelter far too long, and when I heard he was adopted, I was thrilled. Happily, he has fit right in with his new family and they can’t imagine their lives without him now.

And there’s Cleo, a beautiful cat who was adopted in May 2012, after being at the shelter for 13 months. She is happy and loved, and as the picture submitted shows, she spends her days being gorgeous!

From the shelter staff, who care for these animals, to the volunteers and fundraising teams, and the donors who kindly and generously support LAWS, everything we do is for these ‘Happy Endings’ stories and we are grateful to the families who open their hearts and homes.

Featured pets this week Charlie Our featured dog this week is Charlie, a young German Shepherd cross. Every time I look at the picture, I think how hard he seems to be concentrating on perfecting his “sit.” He just needs some guidance and training, a loving home, and he’s a winner. He’s a lovely, gorgeous boy. I am a young, strong and energetic boy who loves to play. I will do anything you want me to if it means I get to play, especially if it is fetch. Typical of my Shepherd background, I am alert and aware of my sur-

want to be alone. Seeking independent, kind person for a serious relationship.

roundings which makes me cautious with strangers but I am very receptive to my humans. I have a lean body, keen mind and I am so excited for training! I really want a job to do and I thrive when someone offers me some mental stimulation. I really like cats…to chase…that is. I am seeking an active partner who enjoys the outdoors. If you too are seeking the same I am the guy for you.

together. If you think you are the right person for me, stop by for a visit at LAWS today.

Hank Handsome, intelligent Main Coon Male, muscular, full head of hair, strong jaw line. Quiet, patient and independent. Likes: Warm sunspots, catnip, quiet evenings and beef-flavoured treats. Dislikes: Loud noises, being rudely awakened from naps and being mauled when I Abbygail SHCF (short-haired Calico female) seeking mature partner to share our golden years together. I am a fullfigured, small framed female, eight-years-old, who enjoys having my own space at times. I do like to cuddle up, have my ears stroked and love to be crooned to. I have a small catnip addiction, but nothing we can’t overcome

Sophia Short, well built female, two-years-old with a stunning white/orange coat. Enjoys good cooking, a welltended garden and classical music. I am an excellent dancer and good communicator. Seeking mature, compassionate person to take short walks, supply meals and snuggle with on those long winter days and nights.

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 613283-9308, or email at shelter@lanarkanimals.ca. Visit our website at www.lanarkanimals.ca. 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.

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GET RESULTS! Seth I am a RHM (red-haired male), two-years-old, 10 lbs, non-smoker, honest, good-looking and friendly. Likes kisses, holding hands and intelligent conversation. If you are seeking a loving relationship, I am your man. Lanark Animal Welfare Society is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The

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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOTICE WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS The County Public Works Department is responsible for the sanding, salting and plowing of approximately 565 kilometers of County roads during the winter. These operations are completed by county forces, as well as several private contractors. The County also has Agreements with municipalities to provide winter maintenance on some sections of County road within their geographic boundaries. To report County Road conditions and concerns that require an immediate response, please contact the Public Works Department as follows: (a) (613) 267-1353 or, (b) Toll Free 1-888-952-6275, then dial 3100 Then proceed based on the day and time as outlined below: 1. Weekdays (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.), Weekends and Statutory Holidays Follow the voice mail instructions (press 6) to be redirected to our answering service. 2. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Customer Service Representative is available to assist you during office hours. Please provide your name, telephone number and the nature and location of your emergency. Provincial Highways 7 & 15 Road Conditions Contact High Road Maintenance at 1-866-685-2770 24/7 Service The public is reminded that under the Highway Traffic Act it is an offence to: Park or stand a vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from a highway (Section 170); Deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road (Section 181). Please remember to adjust your driving speed to suit the prevailing weather and road conditions. R0011897273

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Two Smiths Falls men fined $3,900 for hunting offences EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two Smiths Falls men have been convicted of multiple hunting offences and fined a total of $3,900. Nicholas James William Kelford pleaded guilty to six charges, including illegally hunting ducks, Canada geese and white-tailed deer during the closed sea-

son; illegally transporting and possessing white-tailed deer; allowing hunted game to become unsuitable for human consumption; abandoning hunted game, and hunting beaver without a licence. Kelford was fined $2,900 and is banned from hunting for two years.

William Jared Witham pleaded guilty to hunting white-tailed deer during the closed season and to illegally transporting whitetailed deer. Witham was fined $1,000 and is banned from hunting for one year. The violations occurred in March 2012

near McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners in Lanark County. The court heard that the charges resulted from a joint investigation and excellent cooperation between the Perth area office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Lanark County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Justice of the Peace John D. Waugh heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Perth, on May 22, 2012. The men pleaded guilty on Nov. 28, 2012 and were sentenced by Justice Waugh on Jan. 16. To report a natural resources violation at any time, call 1-877-TIPS-

MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Submitted by the Ministry of Natural Resources â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kemptville district.

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EMC News – While the Perth Legion hall is far removed from the flying banners and protests of the Idle No More movement, the ongoing national debate about Canada’s relationship with the First Nations peoples still came to the surface last week. Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier hosted an information session on the Algonquin land claim agreement in principle at the Royal Canadian Legion hall on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and he was quick to state what the evening was not about. “It’s not about Idle No More. It’s not about Attawapiskat. It’s not about Caledonia. It’s not about the millions spent on the Indian Act,” said Hillier. The agreement in principle between the Algonquins and the federal and provincial government was publicly re-

leased on Dec. 13, 2012 and, having read through the document, “I found it necessary to have this meeting. This process has not been very inclusive of people.” While he stressed that he was not speaking on behalf of the negotiators, only himself as an MPP, he added that he wanted to “bring this document into the public domain,” even though it was “not set in stone.” He noted there will be more years of negotiation after public consultation, as well as votes at Queen’s Park, the federal parliament and in a referendum of the Algonquin people. While Hillier expressed what the meeting was not about, he admitted difficulty in deciding how to address the First Nations community. “I will use the word Indians, out of respect for Indians, because they deserve respect,” said Hillier. “I don’t know the proper name for them.”

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when he pointed out that hammering out such a land claim was difficult because of the competing jurisdictions of the federal and provincial governments. Migratory birds, for example, according to Hillier, are covered by the federal government, whereas grouse and partridge are covered under the auspices of the province. Rick Antankowitz of Central Frontenac identified himself as a taxpayer who is “upset” when he sees the land claims process in motion. “As a taxpayer, do we not have the right to have a say on what is done with this land, as a people who are interested in this?” said Antankowitz. He expressed concerns that “there has to be some better solution than to hand it (the land) on to a select group of people… (The land) has been available to all Canadians without prejudice.”

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correspondence from Algonquins themselves who “do not feel that they have been engaged” either. However, Hillier defended the Algonquins against claims that the agreement would be bad for social order. “I don’t want this agreement as a smoke screen for people to do whatever they want,” said Rob Wiltson, doing things like blocking roads. “The Algonquins in eastern Ontario are not the Mohawks in Caledonia. There are differences,” said Hillier. “You can only judge people based on their previous actions.” The meeting drew a wide variety of opinion about the land claim process, and how a final agreement would be implemented. “This claim has cast a cloud over the title of all crown land in eastern Ontario,” said Hillier, and thereby “hampering economic development.” Hillier drew a chuckle

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At this, attendee Maureen Bostock called out “they’re First Nations,” at which Hillier, appearing not to hear her, told Bostock that he would be taking questions at the end of the meeting. “He never used that language (Indian) again throughout the rest of the evening,” said Bostock afterwards, with Hillier tending to refer to Algonquins. “So, I was proud of that.” While Hillier stressed that the meeting was not about the Attawapiskat First Nation, or other First Nations whose accounting practices have been called into question, he noted that “we’ve had some pretty clear examples where individuals don’t have a voice in those monies or lands and we can see things are going wrong. We get unaccountable governance…and a disempowered people. We have seen examples of that recently.” Hillier said he had received

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EMC Business – Organizers of the drive to land $99,000 for the new community pool in Smiths Falls are thanking their Perth neighbours for giving them the online support they needed to get over the top. While Perth was originally in the running for a splash pad at Conlon Farm, (organizers are still working tirelessly on that project for Perth), residents in Smiths Falls were busy rallying around to bring back the pool at the former Rideau Regional Centre, now the Gallipeau Centre, for community use. It was a friendly rivalry but, halfway through the competition to secure funding from the Aviva Community Fund, the Perth campaign realized that it just did not have the votes necessary to get it where it needed to go. But it did have the votes

necessary to boost Smiths Falls’ bid. “They swung in behind us,” said an appreciative Robbie Wood of W.J. Wood Brokers Ltd., during a celebratory cupcake party at their offices on Friday, Feb. 1. “We didn’t want to split the vote.” “They (Perth) have been instrumental in that,” agreed Cathy Wood. Robbie agreed that “if they (Perth) put their (bid) in another year, we won’t put it (a Smiths Falls bid) forward,” as a thank you. The efforts of the citizens of Perth and Smiths Falls paid off on Tuesday, Jan. 29, when the top winners were announced on Canada A.M. “They told us ahead of time,” said Cathy. “There is no way that any one brokerage could get $99,000 for any one project,” noted Robbie.

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Glen Tay students recognized as Global Changemakers By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – Four Glen Tay Public School students have returned from Toronto, armed with Global Changemaker Awards which they won on Thursday, Jan. 10. The four girls, Emilia Bowie-Buffam, Kate Thornton, Kara Cameron, and Lilli Strong, all aged 13, were honoured by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation prior to International Development Week, which runs until this weekend (Feb. 9). “I am very excited about it,” said Keith Walker, mentor of the “Students Helping Students” group, and member of the board of directors of the Guatemala Stove Project. Three of the four students are intending to travel to Guatemala next year to visit the 11 students they are helping to get through school. “They have developed a

sense of connectedness to the 11 students they are providing money to for education,” said Walker. “We are hoping to grow this project.” The girls have helped raise about $100 per year for each of the Grade 7 students in a Mayan village in Guatemala. “Their commitment is to support them as long as they remain in school,” said Walker, through “becas” or scholarships. Two of the Glen Tay students are headed to St. John’s Catholic High School in Perth in September, one to Perth and District Collegiate Institute, and the fourth to a private school in the United States. The private school incorporates a foreign aid trip as part of its curriculum, and she has expressed her interest to make Guatemala her final destination. “If they can make that connection, it will change them

Four Perth students were presented with Global Changemakers Awards by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation prior to International Development Week. Pictured are Kimberly Gibbons, Executive Director of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation; Emelia Bowie-Buffam; Kate Thornton; Lilli Strong; Kara Cameron; and Keith Walker, mentor of the “Students Helping Students” group, member of the Board of Directors of the Guatemala Stove Project. forever,” said Walker, who added that the girls will soon be able to email their students in Guatemala. The girls are

hoping to make presentations at St. John’s high school and at the Upper Canada District School board in the coming

months. The Guatemalan students live in three remote villages that, last year, were ravaged by

drought, but over the winter, the situation has gotten better. “That has improved,” said Walker. “They have had a good year agriculturally. The people are not hungry.” While the crops and weather has improved, the social conditions of the Mayan people remain dire. In a country in which they make up 60 per cent of the population, or, about eight million people in a country of 14 million, they have been herded on to only six per cent of the country’s land – and not even good land at that, but rather, mountainous, poor terrain, where it is difficult to grow sufficient crops, in a country just bigger than New Brunswick. “This is why they are having a hard time feeding themselves,” said Walker, as the Mayan population continues to grow. “The only one certainty is education,” to lift their people.

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Others saw the situation differently, that the claim was righting a historic injustice. “People’s lands were taken,” said Elizabeth Snyder. “For nearly 300 years, that has not been addressed. That’s a long time to be on other people’s land, rent free.” Snyder also expressed her view that the Algonquin’s demands were reasonable. “We have gotten off quite lightly,” Snyder said. “They could have asked for more. We are trying to right a wrong. This is a good step.” “We cannot undo history,” said Hillier in reply. “What we have done in the past has not worked,” he added, referring particularly to collective land ownership to be found on reservations, for example. Bostock stood up during the question and answer session to reiterate Snyder’s point. “We are getting to address a wrong that goes back 200 years,” said Bostock. “All of this land, the land that this building is built on, this town is built on, is unceded Algonquin land.” Other questions For others in attendance, the dominant issue was how their rights as landowners, fishers, hunters and foresters would be protected. Peter Garrett of Central Frontenac has a problem that

many landowners in the area face regarding the land claims issue. He owns land near Silver Lake, and the Algonquins have claimed an area that is landlocked. “The only access is through my property,” said Garrett, who wondered if the Algonquins would be allowed to use the private road into the area. Another hunter, Al Ireton, a former resident of Drummond Centre, had the opposite problem. In order to access his 88 yearold hunting camp, “we would have to drive through eight kilometers of native land. We’ve been told that we will lose access to those hunting grounds. This is part of our hunting heritage too,” though Ireton added that he has spoken to other hunting camps in the area, and been informed that the Ministry of Natural Resources has told that “it is status quo.” Terry Bingley of Lanark also wondered if his non-registered trap line from Dalhousie Lake to Bottle Lake would be recognized by the land claims negotiators. “If it is not documented, the negotiating team is not aware of it,” said Hillier, who urged constituents to get any documentation to the negotiators as soon as possible to create a paper trail. Hunters were also in attendance to present their views on access to hunting areas.

“We used to hunt and fish on crown land, (even) before the time of hunting licenses, to feed our families,” said Murray Myers, of the five generations of family members who enjoyed the outdoors. Another hunter, Wendell Crosbie, feared that the agreement would allow the Algonquins “to have rights to hunt everything, excluding moose and elk, 365 days a year.” “No, there are some nuances in there,” replied Hillier. “Personal use and personal consumption, there is no limit on the transferred lands.” “I have a lack of trust in government and negotiations,” continued Crosbie. “The trust is not there. They never consulted with the people of Canada.” Transfer of land Earlier in the evening, Hillier explained that the agreement involves the transfer of not less than 117,500 acres of provincial crown land to the Algonquins, who will set up a corporation to manage the land. “They will own their land just as I own mine,” said Hillier. “I think this is an absolutely exceptional way of doing it.” He was also quick to dispel rumours about the project, pointing out that it does not affect private property, will not result in the closure of Algonquin Park, and no new reservations will be created. The Algonquins will also receive a one-time, lump sum of $300 million.

“These lands will be subject to municipal zoning and property taxation just like other property is,” said Hillier. “Future land claims should follow this model and give transferred land directly to tribes. It is only fair that people are treated the same.” Hillier did take exception to the provisions made to the Algonquins regarding the free use of the Rideau Canal. “I don’t believe that is fair or justifiable,” said Hillier. “To give, forever, use of the Rideau Canal.” He also expressed his concerns about language in the agreement in principle regarding native logging rights. “The wording in the agreement would, to me, seem that there would be an advantage to Algonquins to cut on crown land,” said Hillier. “I believe that it (the agreement) is sufficiently vague that it needs to be tightened up.” While Bostock may not have agreed with everything Hillier said, she was glad of the opportunity for the community to discuss the matter. “There is a lot of old animosity and old racism that infects our community,” said Bostock, after the meeting. “People have to voice what they think,” she added, noting that she appreciated the forum offered by Hillier. “Even though Europeans were here for a long time, (First Nations) people were here be-

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EMC News – The local Save Our Services (SOS) group is intent on organizing a town hall meeting to facilitate questions and answers between the community and invited members of the hospital board. Perth town Coun. Jim Graff attended the SOS meeting at the Smiths Falls branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Monday, Feb. 4. He promised to put forward a motion at the Perth committee-of-the-whole meeting on Feb. 5 to ask that a town hall meeting be held under the auspices of town council regarding the financial difficulties at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “The people at the hospital board are not our enemies; they are our allies,” said Matthew Behrens, chair of the family council at Lanark Lodge in Perth. “(But) their hands are tied. They are doing what they have to do. Queen’s

Park is making the decisions. They are the reason.” Graff was in attendance at the meeting, made up of concerned citizens, as an observer, not representing council. He said he would put forward his motion so that concerned citizens could have “a format for you guys to come and have someone pose your questions to, someone responsible… because council cannot answer the questions.” Graff recommended someone designated from the hospital board or Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) be on hand to answer the questions. Graff added that, from his point of view, “we have one (Perth) councillor on the hospital board. That’s the sole source of information,” they have. John Jackson, president of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) local 2119, who chaired the meeting, brought the assembled at

the Legion’s Centennial Room up to date on the situation at the hospital regarding staff reallocations. “We have a collective agreement,” Jackson said of his union and OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union). “You get together with the hospital when there is a lay-off. You negotiate with the hospital ways to save those jobs… We have saved some jobs.” Some of the jobs saw fulltime staff reallocated to vacant full-time roles, as was also done with some part-time staff, so staff could keep their benefits and seniority, but not necessarily at the same level of pay. Jackson also added that he truly felt for his fellow hospital employees at the Ottawa Hospital, where it was recently announced that 294 jobs were on the chopping block. “How do you cut 294 jobs and improve services?” Jack-

son asked. “That’s not improving patient care.” The group also decided that it wishes to expand its campaign beyond the immediate Smiths Falls/Perth area. It would approach township councils in Tay Valley, for example, and maybe hold public meetings in the Leeds-Grenville riding, in towns like Portland and Elgin, as well as reaching out to concerned church groups. “I know that the service clubs have donated a lot of money to the hospital,” said Graff. “Politicians react to numbers.” Graff suggested that the Perth-based chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women are “good folks and they don’t take no for an answer,” adding they might be approached. Behrens suggested approaching the two area Liberal riding associations, “because right now it is a Liberal government,” but also talking

to the New Democratic and Progressive Conservative riding associations if there is a change in government. The group also launched a new email address for the public, at soshealthcoalition@ gmail.com. PROTEST DEBRIEFING The group also looked at how the protest in front of Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier’s Perth constituency office went on Tuesday, Jan. 29. “Randy wasn’t there to listen,” said Jackson. Behrens also urged caution in choice of language in future engagements with politicians. “What often appears in a fractious debate is that our opponents can drag us into the dirt by taking us to task for the language we use,” said Behrens. “We will refrain from tactics that will dehumanize our opponents… Coming out of the Hillier protest, there

were a few moments when the nature of that dialogue bordered on the personal. We are very (upset) about what is going on, (but) I don’t want to be associated with a group that behaves that way.” In an interview with this newspaper before the meeting, Jackson replied to comments earlier in the day from Linda Bisonette, the president and chief administrative officer of the hospital, about information being put forward by the opponents of the cuts. While Jackson agreed that the schools had taken over responsibility for the sexual assault educator position, he countered that in the sexual assault unit at the hospital, “there was a cut there beforehand, a 0.6 full-time employee.” Jackson also clarified that the loss of a full-time overnight nurse at the Perth campus of the hospital was in the medical/surgery department, not the emergency room.

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Municipal Connection www.perth.ca TOWN OF PERTH SEMI-ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SEASONAL/PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The Town of Perth is currently accepting applications from students and responsible adults for seasonal and/or part-time positions that may arise within the Corporation from time to time. Applicants with civic pride, a positive attitude and an appreciation of customer service are invited to forward their resume to the undersigned no later than 4:00pm on February 15, 2013. Potential areas of employment include: • Community Services Department o Stewart Park/BIA Attendant(s) — To assist with daily flower watering, weeding, litter control, and other ongoing maintenance initiatives required in Stewart Park and the downtown core. o Conlon Farm Attendant(s) — To assist with the grounds maintenance and operation of the Conlon Farm Recreation Complex. o Last Duel Park Attendant(s) — To provide onsite administrative support of the campground and its facilities. Duties include taking telephone and in-person reservations, invoicing, mapping and collections, placing campers and boaters on their sites, grounds keeping and maintenance support. o Tourism Customer Service Representative(s) — Perth Tourism is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming part of an energetic team. The successful candidate(s) will be dedicated to delivering effective Customer Service and be skilled in Public Relations. The position will facilitate and promote Heritage Perth and its diverse range of arts, culture, recreation, festivals and events. o Perth Pool Staff— Qualified Lifeguards, Instructors (Aquafit, Life Saving/Red Cross), Day Camp Coordinator/ Counsellors and Locker Room Attendants. These positions will require working a variety of shifts which include days, evenings & weekends. • Environmental Services Department o Construction Inspector (Seasonal) - Inspection of municipal construction projects. Post-secondary in engineering education required. o Seasonal Fleet Support - To assist Fleet Mechanic o Mowing Crew Operator(s) — To operate grass mowing/trimming equipment at the Town’s many parks, boulevards and easements. • Protective Services Department o Property Attendant – Temporary Part-time (10 weeks) – To perform general maintenance and caretaking duties Experience is an asset however training will be provided. Interested applicants are invited to submit a confidential resume outlining their experience and qualifications to the undersigned. Please indicate in a covering letter which areas you may be interested in working. Applicants must have the ability to work a variety of shifts. Some positions will require the applicant to submit to a background check. Applications received as a result of this advertisement will be kept on file for a period of twelve months. Janice McFadden, Human Resources Town of Perth 80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON K7H 1H9 Phone: 613-267-3311 Fax: 613-267-5635 jmcfadden@perth.ca The Corporation of the Town of Perth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Utility Operator II - Panel “C” Full Time Unionized Position The Corporation of the Town of Perth is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Utility Operator II. Reporting to the Environmental Services Lead Hands, Utility Operator II shall be responsible for operating a variety of equipment used in the maintenance of municipal infrastructure in accordance with approved policies and procedures. Utility Operator II shall also be responsible for the operation, construction and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems as well as the road network. The operator will perform the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards as set out in applicable provincial and municipal regulations, policies, and by-laws. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: 1. Grade 12 Diploma and completion of post-secondary education or trade equivalent 2. DZ license in good standing with the Ministry of Transportation 3. Experience operating and/or maintaining vehicles and heavy equipment 4. Preference given to Operator in Training Certification or higher compliance with Ministry of the Environment requirements in water or wastewater systems. 5. Valid security check from the applicable police services organization. Experience is an asset, however training will be provided. Interested applicants are invited to submit a confidential resume outlining their experience and qualifications to the undersigned. Applications received as a result of this advertisement will be kept on file for a period of twelve months. The position is placed on the “C” Panel (2013 hourly rate $20.61 to $24.55). This is a 40-hour per week position with evening/weekend work, and on-call required. A complete job description is available upon request. Applicants with civic pride, a positive attitude and an appreciation of customer service are invited to submit clearly marked covering letters and resumes by February 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to the attention of: Janice McFadden Payroll Clerk Corporation of the Town of Perth 80 Gore Street East Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 Fax: 267-5635 jmcfadden@perth.ca We thank all applicants who apply for the position, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001 and will be used only for the purposes of candidate selection.

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Municipal Connection NOTICE OF INTENT: 2013 BUDGET ESTIMATES Please be advised that pursuant to the Municipal Act – R.S.O. 2001, S. 291(1) the Corporation of the Town of Perth will be considering a By-law for the purpose of approving the 2013 budget estimates, at a meeting of Council to be held on February 19th, 2013, 6:00 PM, Perth Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers.

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For specific details, please contact Lang Britchford, Treasurer, at 613-267-3311. Guidelines regarding delegations to address Council can be found on the Perth website at www.perth.ca, or by contacting Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311, Ext. 2239.

The Interim Tax Bills were mailed out the latter part of January. The installment dates are February 28th and April 30th, 2013. If you have not received your interim bill by now, or if there have been changes to your billing information such as an address change, please contact the Tax Department at Town Hall by calling 613-267-3311.

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF PERTH NOTICE of Complete Application and Public Meeting CONCERNING A PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990. C.P.13 TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, this notice is to advise that sufficient information has been presented to deem the application being processed under File# D14-AC-01/13 as complete. A PUBLIC MEETING will be held by the Planning Advisory Committee of the Corporation of the Town of Perth on Thursday February 28th, at 5:00 p.m., at the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 80 Gore St. E., Perth Ontario, to consider an amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 3358, which is proposed under the above noted application. THE PURPOSE of the application is to amend Zoning By-law 3358, as it applies to land described as Lots 51, 65, 66, 67 & 68, Park Lot 7, Plan 8828 Part of Gore Street Closed by By-Law Number RS62391, Parts 2, 4, 5 RP 27R-817 and municipally known as 12 Elliot Street from the Residential Fourth Density (R4) Zone to a Neighbourhood Commercial Exception (C3-x) Zone. THE EFFECT of the proposed rezoning would be to permit the subject lands to be used for a medical clinic. The exemptions proposed are an increased maximum floor area for the proposed building from 180 m2 to approximately 510 m2 (5,490 ft2) which could feature three premises and a reduced westerly side yard from 6 m to 3 m (9.8 ft.). THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning amendment in relation to other lands within the municipality. ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. If you wish to be notified after a decision regarding the zoning amendment has been made, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the Town of Perth. If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Corporation of the Town of Perth in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Town of Perth before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss all or part of the appeal. AFTER A DECISION has been made by Council, persons wishing to formally register an objection must, regardless of any previous submissions, file with the Clerk a Notice of Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board setting out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection and accompanied by the Board’s fee. Background materials may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall and a copy of the draft By-law will be available no later than one week before the meeting. Please call in advance to ensure staff will be available to provide assistance. KEY MAP Dated at the Town of Perth this 30th day of January, 2013.

Tel: (613) 267-3311 Fax: (613) 267-5635 Approximate Location of the Lands subject to the proposed zoning change

To enroll in telephone or internet banking, contact your bank branch for assistance. To enroll in the pre-authorized debit program, visit the Finance Department at Town Hall to complete the enrollment form. Please note that a void cheque is required for this option. You can contact the Finance Department by telephone at 613-267-3311, by email at treasury@perth.ca or in person at 80 Gore Street East for additional information. Note the following for proper set up with your bank: 1) Locate your Bank in the table below; it indicates the proper “pay to” name.

INTERIM TAX BILLS:

Lauren Walton, Clerk Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E. Perth ON K7H 1H9

SWITCHING TO INTERNET, TELEPHONE OR BANK PAYMENTS FOR TAXES AND UTILITIES: The Town of Perth accepts payments for utility and property tax accounts by preauthorized debit plan, telephone banking, internet payments, and in-branch bank payments. Easy, convenient and reliable; these options bring Town Hall to your nearest phone, computer, or bank branch. Payments can be made any time of the day or night by telephone or internet transfer, allowing them to easily fit into a busy schedule. Pre-authorized payments offer a ‘set it and forget it’ convenience allowing bills and payments to take care of themselves.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) PERTH (TOWN) – WATER PERTH (TWN) TAXES (ON) CIBC PERTH – WATER PERTH TAX TD Canada Trust PERTH (TOWN OF) WATER PERTH (TOWN OF) TAXES ScotiaBank TOWN OF PERTH WATER PERTH (TOWN) TAXES Bank of Montreal (BMO) PERTH, WATER PERTH TAXES 2) Set up your account numbers. For TAXES: Remove the first 4 numbers (0921) and the last 4 numbers (0000) as well as all hyphens to make an 11 digit number. (see example below) Roll # 0921 090-091-00921-0000 = 09009100921 For UTILITIES: Add 2 zeros to the beginning of the utility account number and remove the decimal place to make an 11 digit number. (see example below) Acct # 012345.001 = 00012345001 If you have any questions about Town of Perth tax or water billing, please contact the Finance Department at 613-267-3311. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CONLON FARM RECREATION COMPLEX CANTEEN FOOD SERVICE OPERATION The Town of Perth is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to provide a food service operation for patrons of the Conlon Farm Recreation Complex for a three year seasonal term (May–October) beginning in May 2013 and ending in October 2016. Interested respondents must submit their proposals in sealed envelopes marked Conlon Farm Recreation Complex Canteen Food Service Operation to Jim Niblock, Superintendent of Parks and Facilities no later than 4:30pm on Friday, February 22, 2013. Please contact Colleen Keeley at 613-267-5302 for a copy of the RFP or visit the Town’s website at www.perth.ca under the news section for more details. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PERTH & DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE FOOD SERVICE OPERATION The Town of Perth is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to provide a food service operation for patrons of the Perth & District Community Centre for a three year seasonal term (September-March) beginning in September 2013 and ending in March 2016. Interested respondents must submit their proposals in sealed envelopes marked Perth & District Community Centre Food Service Operation to Jim Niblock, Superintendent of Parks and Facilities no later than 4:30pm on Friday, February 22, 2013. Please contact Colleen Keeley at 613-267-5302 for a copy of the RFP or visit the Town’s website at www.perth.ca under the news section for more details.

DANGEROUS ICE CONDITIONS: Due to recent fluctuating temperatures, ice conditions in the Tay River may be unstable. Intermittent mild temperatures have caused water ponding and elevated water flows in smaller ditches and creeks. Although colder temperatures may develop, residents are being urged to avoid venturing onto water bodies for safety reasons.

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 THE EMC - P5 - Thursday, February 7, 2013


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Wynne welcomed as Ontario’s first female premier By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – Reactions have been mixed to the arrival of Ontario’s first female – and first openly gay – premier. “Does this really matter?... People are saying (that) the real question is, should we even be asking this question? Have we moved beyond that?” said Maureen Bostock, a local farmer who is also active with the Lanark County LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) committee. “People are comparing it to the U.S. electing a black president. People said it would

never be done. I think it will be fabulous. It will have a great impact.” Last November, Bostock spoke to county high school students at the Could This Be Love? conference in Perth about gay people fighting for their rights. For young people who are grappling with their own sexual identity, Kathleen Wynne’s rise to lead the Ontario Liberal Party, and taking the premier’s chair, will prove important to gay teenagers especially. “Young people will see that and go, ‘Oh my God,’” said Bostock, herself a lesbian. “If

they are not prejudice to her,” the less likely they are to be to other gay people. Wynne becomes the sixth female premier in the country, following female premiers in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut. “I feel pretty good about that,” said Bostock. “The concept of a (glass) ceiling is being seriously challenged.” Bostock is also a farmer and she noted that gay people in public life do not always come from urban areas. Liberal MP Scott Brison, for example, who is openly gay, represents

a rural riding in Nova Scotia. A well-known local politician who has seen Wynne at work up close is not impressed with what he sees, and is hardpressed to be excited about the two firsts chalked up by her. “Big deal,” said Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier of Wynne being the first gay and female premier. “What do you think about being the first blonde premier? I judge people on their substance and character.” Wynne was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003, and Hillier was elected

in 2007. “I’ve seen Kathleen Wynne in the house,” he said of their time sitting across from each other in Queen’s Park. “And I say (with her as leader), ‘Good luck Liberal party.’ The picture she illustrated during the campaign is not what I saw in the last five years. I have not found her to be conciliatory or poised in the least. Anybody who is not fully 100 per cent on side will know it in short order.” Hillier was also coy as to whether there will be a spring election. “If you had asked me that

back in October, I would have said yes,” said Hillier. “But many things have happened since Oct. 15.” While Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath has ruled out a formal coalition with the Liberals, she has met with Wynne about the conditions of her support - as did Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. Hillier surmised that Wynne and Horwath would “use taxpayer wealth to achieve their political power,” and accommodate each other in order for the Liberals to survive another day.

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SEWAGE SYSTEM RE-INSPECTION PROGRAM Voluntary & Mandatory NOTICE OF MEETINGS 2013 BUDGET AND FEE REVIEW Tay Valley Township Council will be holding the following meetings to consider and adopt the 2013 Budget and any changes to fees. All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office located at 217 Harper Road. Tabling of Draft Budget Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:30 p.m. Official Public Meeting Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a presentation are invited to contact the Clerk to register as a delegation. Your participation at these meetings is encouraged. Copies of the draft budget will be available through the Clerk’s Office. For further information contact:

Dated this 17th day of January, 2013

Tay Valley Township Janie Laidlaw, Acting Clerk 217 Harper Road Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6 T: 613-267-5353 ext. 130 E: clerk@tayvalleytwp.ca www.tayvalleytwp.ca

Committed to protecting surface and ground water, Tay Valley is a leader within the Province of Ontario with the launch of its Sewage System Re-Inspection Program. The 2012 season marked the beginning of mandatory septic inspections on Adam, Bennett, Bob’s, Farren, Long, Otty and Pike Lakes and voluntary inspections on Big Rideau, Black and Christie Lakes. As a result of the re-inspection program, 104 systems were inspected — 27 had no concerns, 60 required remedial work, seven needed to be replaced and 10 were requested to provide more information. An additional 109 follow up inspections will take place by June 2013. Please feel free to contact Eric Kohlsmith at the Mississippi-Rideau Septic System Office at 613 259-2421 ext. 256 or eric.kohlsmith@rvca. ca for more information regarding the Sewage System Re-Inspection Program.

TOWNSHIP HOSTS WEBINAR (Local Organic Food Co-Ops Network) The Township invites interested residents to join them in exploring: • The story of the Ontario Natural Food Co-op, a 37-year-old social enterprise that proactively brings to market natural, organic and local foods within a co-operative network • The new wave of food and farming co-operatives sprouting up across Ontario, and the corresponding emergence and development of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network • The sustainability and resilience of the co-operative model in the current economy, as it contributes to strong local economies, environmental stewardship, and community-sufficiency

2013 INTERIM TAX BILLS Residents are reminded that Interim tax instalments are due Thursday, February 28 and Tuesday, April 30, 2013. If you have questions concerning your tax bill or you have not received your bill, please contact Maxeen at 613-267-5353 ext. 125.

FAMILY DAY MUNICIPAL OFFICE & WASTE SITE HOURS The Municipal Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 18th, 2013 for Family Day. The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19th. All three waste sites (Glen Tay, Stanleyville & Maberly) will also be CLOSED in observance of Family Day. The sites will reopen on Wednesday, February 20th at 8:00 a.m. We encourage everyone to take part in an activity that the whole family can enjoy, make this Family Day one to remember!

This informative webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 13th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office located at 217 Harper Road, Perth, Ontario. Please Note: The Council Chambers are available for webinar broadcasts and other community meeting uses. Please contact Joanne Gallagher at 613-267-5353 to book.

Council Meeting Schedule *All meetings are held at the Council Chambers at 217 Harper Rd. unless otherwise noted

February 12th – 5:30 p.m. “Special” Committee of the Whole – Budget February 12th – 7:00 p.m. Zoning Public Meeting – Cowan February 12th – 7:00 p.m. Council – immediately following Public Mtg. March 5th – 7:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole March 12th – 7:00 p.m. Council

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Seeking musicians for country and western music circle a circle.” Parker explained that there EMC Entertainment – is a very real, if subtle, differWanna play pass the tune? ence between bluegrass and Local musician Lloyd country-and-western music. Parker is feeling out fellow “There is a lot of crossmusicians to see if there is over,” he admitted. interest in starting up a counBluegrass is not entirely intry and western music circle, strumental – in fact, quite the meeting at the opposite. Royal Canadian “It gives a chance “There is a Legion hall. lot of singing in to anyone at any “I’m just bluegrass,” he feeling it out level of music, said, often “falnow,” said so long as they setto, twangy Parker, who re- are not shy about sort of tone for cently moved to the bluegrass.” Perth. “I know performing... (by) He cites the that there are a taking turns in a banjo music lot of good mufrom the movie circle.” sicians around Deliverance as LLOYD PARKER the area.” a good example MUSIC CIRCLE PROPONENT Parker got of bluegrass. the idea for a Unlike his music group from a bluegrass former bluegrass group, howgroup he used to sit with when ever, he would like to be able he lived in Waterdown, Ont., to permit amplifiers. near Hamilton. “Sometimes, if there is a lot “It’s a well-established of people, say, 20 people in a format,” he said. “It gives a group, it’s hard to pick out a chance to anyone at any level tune, if there is, say, three banof music, so long as they are jos,” playing, he said. “(We not shy about performing or want to) get away from the singing… (by) taking turns in modern rock and roll (with)

distorted guitars and amplifiers.” Parker picked up his first Gibson guitar 55 years ago, when he began playing at the age of nine. “I haven’t learned much in the last few years,” he joked. “I can’t sing worth a darn!” Along with the guitar, “I undertook to learn the fiddle.” He was born and raised in Armstrong, Ont., near Thunder Bay. After learning how to play, he played polkas and square dances at school. He taught computer studies until last year at Seneca College and other community colleges in Toronto.

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Lloyd Parker practises his guitar at his new Perth home. He is seeking fellow musicians to possibly join him in a proposed country and western music circle meeting at the Legion once a week. Submitted photo

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THE TOWNSHIP OF LANARK HIGHLANDS

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

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Township of Lanark Highlands PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Lanark Highlands proposes to enact a By-law to stop-up, close and sell that part of the allowance for road (or street) set out and described as follows: Part Lot 4, Concession 13, Part 2, 26R2114 in the geographic Township of Lavant now in the Township of Lanark Highlands. The proposed By-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting on the 19th day of February 2013 at the hour of 7:00 o’clock p.m. and at that time, the Council will hear in person or by his/her counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who claims that his/her land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to be heard.

Council Meeting Schedule: Committee Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm Council Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm (rescheduled from January 29th, 2013) Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

To apply to be heard, please contact the undersigned by February 8th, 2013. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 29th,day of January, 2013. For further information contact:

2013 DOG TAGS Dog Tags are due for renewal. Tags are available at the Municipal Office, during regular office hours. The fee is $10.00 (until March 31st when the price will increase to $15.00) and is payable by cash/cheque/interact. Owners are asked to keep the tag fastened on the dog at all times. Kennel Licenses are available, where applicable, for a fee of $50.00. If you require any further information, please contact the Municipal Office. DOGS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING AT LARGE.

Township of Lanark Highlands Rob Wittkie, Planning Administrator/Deputy Clerk 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 231 F: 613-259-2291

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REMINDER – TAX NOTICE 2013 INTERIM TAX LEVY INSTALLMENT DUE – FEBRUARY 28th 2013 The tax bills have been mailed out. If you have not received your tax bill, please contact the Township Office 613-259-2398, ext. 229

ADOPTION OF THE 2013 ANNUAL BUDGET (RESCHEDULED)

Changes to mailing addresses are the responsibility of the property owner. The Township will not be held responsible for mail not delivered in a timely manner.

TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2013 Budget on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 30th, day of January, 2013. For further information contact: Robert Bunker, Treasurer 75 George Street. Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 225 F: 613-259-2291

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL WILL NOT INVALIDATE PENALTY AND INTEREST CHARGES.

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METHODS OF PAYMENT Mail to the Township of Lanark Highlands PO Box 340, Lanark ON K0G 1K0

Telephone and Internet Banking. Bank Service charges may apply. Taxes can be paid at any bank – original bill is required

Payments at Township Office 75 George Street, Lanark, ON

Drop off payment in Mail Slot at Township Office (NO CASH PLEASE).

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MPP could choose his words more carefully EMC Editorial – The MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington certainly has a way with words. These past few weeks have certainly proved that when it comes to a colourful quote, no one can quite turn a phrase like Randy Hillier can. But when he steps over the line, we have to call him on it. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Hillier hosted a public meeting on the agreement in principle between the federal and provincial governments and the Algonquin First Nation. At the very top of the show at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion, Hillier said “I will use the word Indians, out of respect for Indians, because they deserve respect. I don’t know the proper name for them.” Respect? Yes. But not to be called Indians. As attendee Maureen Bostock called out, First Nations is the accepted term. Algonquins would also have been respectful. Even natives or aboriginals could have done in a pinch. Anything but Indian. While federal legislation dealing with our First Nations community is still called the Indian Act, there is no way Hillier could not have known that to refer to the Algonquins as “Indians” could be anything other than inflammatory. He may not have used the politically-correct word-of-the-month, but he most certainly must have known the word not to use – and used it anyway. Bostock noted, however, that Hillier did not use the word “Indian” throughout the rest of the evening. We know that, in his heart, Hillier means no harm to the Algonquins with whom we share the land – or whom some would say we stole the land, and continue to squat, rent free. One attendee had concerns that the agreement would be a “smoke screen,” for the Algonquins to do whatever they wished, like blocking roads. “The Algonquins in eastern Ontario are not the Mohawks in Caledonia. There are differences,” said Hillier. “You can only judge people based on their previous ac-

tions.” We are glad that Hillier made this distinction. There are many times when Hillier makes bold and provocative statements. They certainly cut through the politically correct bafflegab and grab attention for issues near and dear to his heart. When asked about his reaction to Ontario getting its first female premier, he said, “big deal.” Interestingly, this echoed sentiments from Bostock, who, though happy with Kathleen Wynne’s ascension, wondered “does this really matter? People are saying (that) the real question is, should we even be asking this question? Have we moved beyond that?” We have seen, in his five-and-change years in office that he has been better able to hold his tongue, but he needs to continue to strive to moderate his language a bit more. During last week’s protest by SOS Save Our Services Health Coalition in front of his Perth constituency office, Hillier told a nurse who was worried that she was now earning $5 less an hour because she had been moved to another position, or face a layoff, that “there are lots of jobs for nurses in the province. Maybe they are hiring more nurses in home care than in hospitals.” This may echo the likes of Pierre Elliot Trudeau telling wheat farmers not to expect him to sell their wheat. Or Norman Tebbit, Margaret Thatcher’s Employment Secretary who, in the aftermath of riots in Britain in 1981, essentially told the unemployed that “I grew up in the ’30s with an unemployed father. He didn’t riot. He got on his bike and looked for work, and he kept looking ‘til he found it.” But it is cold comfort for that nurse, one of his constituents. Yes, she is probably glad to still have a job. But after having worked 17-plus years as a nurse, does she not deserve some manner of stability? This will impact her quality of life, through no fault of her own, but because of a $4 million deficit that she did nothing to create. Keep it honest, keep it real, Randy, but also, keep it respectful.

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Milestones big and little EMC Lifestyle - You guys. This is my 900th column! Wow. I feel old. And I bet if you have read 900 of these you feel a little old, too. Did you know 900 columns (one per week – give or take) represents 17.3ish years? Whoa. I’d like to tell you I started writing in this space when I was three years old, but somehow I am not sure you’d believe me. (It’s kind of like no matter how many times I remind my hair what colour I would like it to be, it keeps blinding me with a startling whitish greyish shade.) So what to do about this milestone? What would have been really awesome is to have planned some kind of spectacular Pulitzer Prizewinning literary marvel for this exciting event. That’s not going to happen, however. (You may have already guessed this.) In fact, 900 isn’t really any sort of magic number, except that it is 100 short of 1,000, which is a much more exciting thing. A clever columnist would launch a 100-week-long celebration with prizes and raffles to mark the lead-up to column number 1,000. (That clever columnist would probably also have a committee of people busily rounding up said prizes. She would likely have an outline for every single one of those fantastic literary pieces, with each one getting better and better and

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squirrels. Number 400 in 2003 was something about how rumours get started and how sarcasm can get people in trouble. Interestingly (or not), it referenced pigeons again. The big 500 in 2005 brought out The Armchair Express™ to wax poetic on an upcoming federal election. By 2007 I had switched over to Word and column 600 was all about this new-fangled social networking thingy I had joined. Word and Facebook – big year! In 2009 I remarked on the fact I was writing my 700th column and wowed y’all with some big math about how many words that is. Then the column morphed into something about how long our cat MacGregor would live. (In case you are curious, I figure 900 columns equals about 585,000 words, and the cat featured in column 700 is still with us, as predicted back then, although he is getting to be quite an old fella.) In what is becoming a trend, number 800 in 2010 noted the milestone and added another one to the list – I signed up for the Kilt Run that year. This was soon followed by a series of columns about a sore foot. Fortunately I have a good couple of years to come up with a whopper of a column for number 1,000. Maybe I’ll turn to that new-fangled Facebook thingy to gather some ideas!

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Birthing centre in Perth is pie in the sky: reader To the Editor, I have long been concerned that children are no longer born in Perth. Not the physical Perth but the “state” of Perth. The mayor’s (John Fenik) hope for a birthing centre is, in my opinion, pie in the sky. If he really wants to have children born in the “state” of Perth then he should take note of a precedent. In 1943, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands was born in the Maternity wing of the Civic Hospital in Ottawa. Because her mother was living in Canada after having escaped the Nazi’s the dilemma was that she would be born Canadian rather than Dutch. The Canadian Government of the time had a room at the Civic declared extraterritorial and as a consequence Margriet was entitled to her mother’s citizenship. Perhaps the mayor can get together with the Mayor of Smiths Falls and arrange, with the consent of the Board and various lawyers of course, to have one birthing room declared the “state” of Perth so that an expectant mother can chose if she wishes to have her children born in Perth. Sure there are complexities but I am sure good faith could work them out. Dr. Carl A. Rubino Born at the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth

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Hockey’s back - and forth! EMC News - With all the controversy concerning the NHL lock-out up until hockey resumed two weeks ago, there was bound to be local fall-out in Perth - and there was, literally! Recently a somewhat senior hockey player from the Pike Lake area tossed his hockey equipment into the back of his truck and headed to the rink. One drawback in the truck’s design was the lack of a tailgate. Upon arriving at the arena the aged athlete reached into the truck box to retrieve his hockey equipment and, lo and behold, nothing was there. His initial thought was that he’d forgotten to load the bag and stick, so back out to Pike Lake he trekked. In the meantime a thoughtful citizen spotted the equipment in the middle of Drummond Street and delivered it to the rink. When the hockey player arrived home, guess what? No equipment there! He convinced his not-as-concerned wife to scan the roads to the rink as

he retraced his drive, thinking two eyes were better than none. Eventually after much trial and error the player and his hockey equipment were happily united at the arena - after the game!

Impressing Dierks Bentley On another celebrity hockeyrelated note, Perthite Tiffany Hart recently made such an impression on the ice that she earned some air time at country superstar Dierks Bentley’s concert. Two weeks ago, Hart had the opportunity to play some pick-up hockey with Bentley in Reading, PA on the day of his sold-out concert. He then gave the group front-row tickets and invited them back stage following his show. Here’s the even more amazing part: during his concert, he talked about the scrimmage hockey game that afternoon and he told the crowd,

“the team had a girl playing and she was darn good!” Hart’s photo was then flashed on the JumboTron in front of thousands of fans.

A humbling moment Following last week’s big storm, I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Finding a parking spot on Foster Street, I had to carefully get baby Alex in and out of the car while navigating overtop the sidewalk snow banks. What didn’t help was a man who had parked in front of me, making it more difficult to get in and around the car. I became grumpy with the man, but continued into the pharmacy. The man followed. He made his way around the pharmacy while calling out this woman’s name, but not getting a response. We exited at the same, and he approached me, asking if

I was the woman he was calling. Still (somewhat) grumpy, I shook my head. He continued down the street. Another man noticed my (somewhat) grumpy look and explained the scenario to me: he found that woman’s debit card on the street and he’s trying to find her to return it. This kind man took the time to look for a stranger to ensure her card is safely returned to her. And there I was, grumpy about getting around my car. Talk about a paradigm shift. Sometimes it’s these small but kind gestures that force us to step back and, in my case, relax.

Walks with Tux We made it through the snow, rain and wind last week on our walks! If you’re not into walking outside during the winter months, you can still get your exercise by joining the walking group which meets regularly at the Perth Civitan Club. You can

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Impressive services at The Table simple dishes and therefore rely on more expensive fast food, often with an unhealthy high content of fat, sugar and salt. Having programs such as teaching people to cook, Dad and kids cooking together, and teaching healthy infant nutrition to new mothers should, over time, result in overall better nutrition and hopefully reduce the need for people to

use the food bank. A successful program is their garden at Last Duel Park which produces an impressive crop of vegetables and is staffed by volunteers, some of whom are food bank users. Learning the pleasures of growing and eating home grown vegetables is something the whole community should strive for.

I would suggest that Jim Boldt, John Gemmell and other councillors who feel that handing out food should be the only function of the food bank should pay a visit to The Table and meet with director Nancy Wildgoose and her dedicated staff. I am sure this would change their opinion. Anna Cornel Perth

Wi-Fi should be accessible like public washrooms quently for business from one end of the country to the other, I regard readily available Wi-Fi in the same category as public washrooms. If I need it, I want it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now; I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have to go looking in nooks and crannies for it -- or â&#x20AC;&#x153;spend

a penny.â&#x20AC;? Having free hotspots is becoming the norm, not the exception, so authorizing this relatively small expenditure is actually a good investment in our downtown. Just as the Town of Perth is

not competing unfairly against small businesses by providing washroom facilities to people who shop and do business in downtown Perth, so will it not when it provides Wi-Fi. Susan Code McDougall Perth

Spartans celebrate end of exams bring in their spare change to their period five class. The class that raises the most money will have first choice on many of the delicious baked goods. On the days leading up to Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, students can purchase carnations from the committee for friends or someone special. More information on this will be included in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article. All proceeds from these events will go towards the graduatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; prom. Members of the 2013 Relay for Life Committee will be attending an event in Ot-

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EMC News - On Monday, Feb. 4, St. John students attended a Fair Trade presentation put on by our Intermediate Social Justice Committee and our Intermediate Student Council. This presentation kicked off the sale of Fair Trade certified chocolate that will be available until Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and sent from student to student in the form of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valentine Grams.â&#x20AC;? (Fair trade is when people in developing countries are paid fair prices for the things they produce.)

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SOCIAL NOTES HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY Jim and Carol Hartley February 10th 1953-2013 Come and celebrate with us on February 9th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St., Carleton Place 1 pm-5 pm Refreshments

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY Berwick and Helen Hyland are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 9th, 2013. They were married in Montreal, settled in Smiths Falls, raised 5 children and have 6 grandchildren. Stop by their home on Saturday evening (Feb. 9th) between 7–9 and/or drop them a note at bhyland@cogeco.ca

In the Honour of their Parents 50TH ANNIVERSARY The family of Lindsay and Velma McDougall Request the presence of your company to an afternoon tea at The Lanark Civitan Hall 2144 Pine Grove Rd. on February 17, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Best Wishes Only

HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY Justin Raymond Porter Schmitz February 7, 2013 Love Mom & Dad

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Langley André January 30, 2013 We love you Langley darling with all our hearts Love: Momma, Dadda, Rylee, Grandma & Gungaw XOXOXO

HERWEYER - Thomas Herweyer and Wendy Livingstone are proud to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Alexia Brooklyn Herweyer. Alexia was born at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on December 13, 2012 at 3:04 a.m. weighing 6 lb. 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Theo and Judy Herweyer and Cheryle Livingstone. Thomas and Wendy would like to thank Dr. St. Cyr and the nurses in Winchester for all their excellent care and attention.

ENGAGEMENT Catherine and Paul Miller of Smiths Falls announce with extreme pleasure the upcoming wedding ceremony of their daughter, Melissa Ann Marie Spence to Bradley Wade Justice, son of JoAnne Justice and Travis Justus of Colorado. A beautiful winter wedding will take place on Saturday February 16, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

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JOHNSON – Rob Johnson and LeeAnn Ropking, along with big sister Logan are proud to announce the new addition to their family. Ebon John, born on Dec. 21, 2012 at the KGH, at 8:01 pm, weighing 8lb.1 oz. Proud grandparents are John and Darlene Ropking and Wayne and Marjorie Johnson.

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GUY – Harmony Sherri Darlene Guy arrived at 10:25 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at a healthy 9 lbs., 4 ozs. A little sister for Kaydence. Proud parents Shannon Murray and Paul Guy, would like to thank all the staff at the Almonte General Hospital. Happy grandparents Terry and Darlene Guy, Cathy Dombroskie and Ted Murray. THE EMC - 41 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy 65th Birthday Alan The best Dad and Poppa Love Tina, Dave, Sarah Jackson, Cole, Alex, Travis, Nathan Janice and Terry

McDOUGALL, Charles (Chuck) - In loving memory of a dear Dad and Poppie who passed away February 5, 1998. Tenderly we treasure the past With memories that will always last. Fondly remembered Randy, Deb, Rob and Lindz

Gary and Gloria Wark would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Wark to Ryan Schoonrok, son of Gerry and Cindy Schoonrok.

HOGG – “Bryce William Hogg” born at Montford Hospital, Ottawa, October 19, 2012. Overjoyed parents Janine (Edwards) and Mike Hogg. Much loved grandson to Jacqueline Richer and Roger McCallum, Bill Hogg and Claudette Hubert and Marg and Paul Edwards. “We are so blessed”

HAPPY (early) 75TH BIRTHDAY Raymond Porter May 27, 2013 Love Diane, Joe & Justin

RILEY - In loving memory of a dear husband William Riley who passed away February 11, 2010. I’ve lost my life’s companion A life linked with my own, And day by day I miss him more As I walk through life alone. But looking back with memories Upon the path we trod I bless the year I shared with him And leave the rest with God. Deeply loved and missed Faye and family


The family of the late Margaret Allen wish to express sincere appreciation to Bayfield Manor in Kemptville for the excellent care she received during the past 15 years. Also to the Emergency staff at the Kemptville District Hospital for their kind and caring expertise during her final hours. Thank you to her friends who faithfully continued to visit or phone her with words of comfort and support during her years at the nursing home. Reverend Blair Paterson frequently visited Margaret at Bayfield and for his acts of kindness we thank you. His words of comfort and understanding during the funeral service were meaningful to all. Flowers, donations, phone calls, emails and those attending her funeral on such a stormy day were greatly appreciated by the family. We sincerely thank you Margaret’s family

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Edwards Courtney (Henderson) and Joel Edwards were married August 4, 2012. The beautiful ocean front wedding took place at “Oceanstone Inn” near Peggy’s Cove, N.S. Courtney and Joel reside in Ottawa. We wish them a full life of “Happily Ever Afters.” Much love, Annette and Charlie Henderson Marg and Paul Edwards

The family of the late Helen Yates would like to thank everyone for their words of condolence, acts of kindness, cards, Mass cards and donations in memory of our dear mother, nanny, and sister-inlaw. To our friends who brought food to our family that gratefully assisted with meals during the time of making funeral arrangements. A very special thank you to mom’s caregivers, Evelyn, Madeline, Mildred, Denise, Mary and Jessie for helping us keep mom at home and then your continued visits to the hospital and to Rose Bridge Manor. To all of Rose Bridge Manor Staff who our family cannot say enough about the excellent care given to our mother while there. For such a small, quaint facility the professional attitude and friendship extended to her and our family in difficult times is unsurpassed. Thank you to Greg and Judson’s Funeral Home for their support, guidance and professionalism and for that extra mile they went for our family. To Father Tom MacDonald for his spiritual words and guidance. To the C.W.L. of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church for the Honor Guard and the luncheon you provided. Mom was very proud to be a member of this group of ladies. To a wonderful group of friends, Don and Bea Murphy, Mary and Hubert Cowle, Chris and Sharon Healey and Audrey Whitmore for providing the family with a luncheon during the Friday visitation at Judson’s. To the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #475 for the use of their facility for the luncheon following the funeral service. Words cannot express our gratitude to Randy Leeder who delivered a eulogy that was heartwarming and a true reflection of our mother. To all eleven grandchildren who so proudly took part in their Nanny Y’s Celebration of Life. And finally, to mom’s dear friends and neighbors, Audrey Healey, Donna and Tony Healey who provided a family dinner to us at the farm . Our family is so blessed to have so many close friends and family for support. Mom felt very blessed to have all of you in her life. Sincerely, The Family of Helen Yates

THANK YOU The family of the late Robert Ferguson of Elphin would like to express our sincere appreciation to friends, family and community for their support following the loss of our dear Father, Poppa and great Poppa. Thank you to all who attended the visitation and funeral, sent cards of sympathy and floral arrangements and made very generous donations in Dad’s name. A very special thank you to Blair and Son and staff for their care and compassion. Thank you to Rev. Karen Hincke for conducting a very meaningful celebration of Dad’s service as an elder of Elphin Presbyterian Church for 61 years; to Lynda Russell for the music; and to Isabel Graham for singing “All the way my Saviour leads me”. A special thank you to Dad’s granddaughter, Michele McAdoo, for giving the eulogy with a personal tribute to his life and to Christopher Crain for reading Dad’s favourite poem, “High Flight”. Thank you to the pall bearers Sean McAdoo, Michele McAdoo, Megan Healey, Matthew Healey, Erwin Paul and Christopher Crain. We appreciate the delicious luncheon served by the ladies of Elphin Church. Special thanks to Rideau Ferry Country Home, Lanark Lodge and Dr. McLean for their wonderful care given to Dad. Thank you to everyone who visited Dad and sent him cards and gifts; he was very appreciative of your thoughtfulness. Cynda and Sandy McAdoo, Roberta and Brian Healey and our families

Celebration of Derrel Seward Derrel’s service was beyond wonderful... the Legion was packed, not even standing room. My good friend Shirley Bradley from the Salvation Army spoke about Derrel as she remembered him and his doggy Ziggy. Rev. Albert Hoppins gave a prayer service. Bernie Oldendorp told a few funny things about their lives growing up together. Alex Vankoughnept spoke about looking up to Derrel as his mentor. Thanks to my four daughters who went above and beyond and to Cindy for the collage of Derrel’s life with us. They loved Derrel so very much, but he was just plain loveable. Lastly, thank you to my family and friends who were there to help with my pain and to the Legion ladies and men for the food. Derrel will live in our hearts forever. Sandra

THANK YOU The family of the late W. Earl Code would like to thank relatives, friends, neighbours and co-workers for the love and kindness shown to us in honour of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather. The many who attended the visitation and service, thank you. Prayers, phone calls, cards, visits, gifts, flowers, on-line condolences and memorial donations were greatly appreciated. Our very special thanks to Reverend Grace Vaters for her truly comforting and inspirational service. Thanks also to Trina and Stuart for their touching words and tributes at the funeral – they brought both tears and smiles. Sincere thank you to the pallbearers – Dad’s 9 grandchildren and also to his honorary pallbearers, his 9 great grandchildren. We know it was a difficult task, but such an honour. Dad was so very proud of each and every one of you. Thanks to Stewart Blair and staff of Blair and Sons for their professional guidance. We want to convey our deep appreciation to Dad’s caregivers, especially Heidi for her dedicated care, love, friendship and unbelievable support for the last 8 years. Thanks also to Dr. P. Turner and Palliative Care nurses Dorothy and Leslie for their compassion. Heartfelt thanks Dad for the wonderful life, love and memories. Most Sincerely The Family

CHAFFEE, Jean Winnifred “Wynne” (nee Chaplin) Passed away January 28, 2013 , at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Will be greatly missed by her husband Alan, and her children Anne (Michael), Tom (Shannon), Laurie, and David (Tamara). Dear grandmother to Emily, Bennett, Morgan, Molly, Kina, and Del. Loving sister to Betty McGregor. Predeceased by her sister Helen, and brothers John, Don, Cameron, and Gordon. A public visitation was held Wednesday January 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home (56 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville one block east of Kerr St). A funeral service was held on Thursday January 31 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany (141 Bronte Rd, Oakville). Online condolences may be offered at www.oakviewfuneral.ca

Powell Elvira Carolyn Powell (nee Burnside) RN

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, October 16, 1928, passed away at Victoria, British Columbia, Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the age of 84 years from complications of a stroke. She became a Registered Nurse after graduating from Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alberta in 1952 and continued nursing throughout her life in both Canada and the United States and finally retiring from the Smiths Falls Community Hospital. Beloved daughter of the late Carrie Belmiina (Simpson) and James Hawthorne Burnside, R.N.W.M.P.-RCMP. Loving mother of CPO1 (ret) Robert (Cindy) Powell of Victoria, B.C., Randall (Allana) Powell (RN) of Kingston, Ont., Ronald (Lise) Powell of Ottawa, Ont. Sister of Robert (Barb) Burnside of Fenelon Falls, Ont. Dear grandmother of Matthew (Alexandra White) Powell and Jeremy Powell, of Victoria, B.C., Cody, Laura, and Braelynn Powell of Kingston Ont., step grandchildren Tina (Dave) and Tim (Wendy) of Ottawa, Ont., and step great grandchildren Emma, Elaina, Olivia, Andrew and Grace, all of Ottawa. Brother-in-law, Rev. William Powell of Kingston, Ont. Dear friend Mary Benson of Smiths Falls and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her husband Edmund (Eddie) Powell March 19, 2005, brothers James Curtis, 1926 and Ralph Gene, 1927, in Portland Oregon. At her request no funeral service was performed. She was cremated in Victoria, B.C. Interment will be in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ont. and Union Cemetery R.N.W.M.P. Veterans Section, Calgary, Alberta. A celebration of life will take place in Smiths Falls, late spring (May) 2013. A special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, Specialists and HCA’s at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Mount Tolmie Hospital Victoria, B.C. for the care they gave to our mother. A special thank you also to her family Doctors in Smiths Falls, Dr. Brian Penney and Dr. Robin Conway and their staff for the care and friendship she received during her life there. In Memoriam donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, SPCA or a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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PERFITT Sadie Emily Loretta (Life Member of the Almonte Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Branch 240) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Sadie (nee Lang) in her 99th year. Beloved Wife and best friend of the late Capt. Arthur Perfitt and then the loving companion of the late Sam Arthur. Cherished mother of Sandra Davey (Don Rodger), Janet Deimel, the late Marlene Killeen, and Sam’s children Ron, Kathryn (Stuart), Allan (Marion), and Lynda. Greatly loved “Nana” of Ron Killeen (Sheila), Scott Davey, Dianne Davey-McLellan (Craig), Heather Baird (Steve), Jarett Davey, Todd Gallagher (Karen), Karen Gallagher (Steve), Steve Rodger and Mike Rodger (Julie). Proud “GreatNana” of Patrick, Liam, Samantha, Jackson, Liam, Aidan, Brennan, Quintin, Colin, Greyson, and Ariel. Predeceased by her parents William and Alice and siblings Charlotte, Lillian, Phyllis, William, Edgar, Percy, Keith and survived by her sister Marjorie. Family and Friends were invited to visit C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313 On Tues. February 5, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm and on Wed. February 6, 2013 from 10am to 12pm with a Complete Chapel Memorial Service to follow at 12pm. Reception to follow. A special thanks to her Garden Terrace family which was her home for the last eight years. Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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BRYDGES, Earl. Passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 in Barrie, Ontario in his 96th year. Earl was born on the family farm near Almonte in the Ottawa Valley on May 7, 1917, the son of Charles and Annie (Irvine) Brydges. He earned his teaching certificate from Ottawa Normal School and started his teaching career in rural elementary schools in 1935. Interrupted by army service 1942-1945, he then furthered his education graduating from Queen’s University, Honours English and History, in 1948. He taught English at Renfrew High School before setting down permanent roots in Barrie in 1952, teaching at Central Collegiate and then teaching at North Collegiate when it opened in 1957. He was principal at North Collegiate from 1962 until his retirement in 1978. He enjoyed semi retirement while continuing to teach English part time at Georgian College. He also tutored English to Hispanic children for 10 years while wintering in Texas in later years. Dad was an avid square dancer well into his 80’s. He enjoyed the close friendships he developed through square dancing and education. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church from 1952. He enjoyed travelling, taking many trips that included Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and Hawaii, and many parts of the U.S. and Canada. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Joyce (Throop), daughter Helen Andrews (Gregg), son Graham Brydges (Ruth), grandchildren Caitlin and Carolyn Andrews and Sarah and Allison Brydges and numerous nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by sisters Margaret Boland, Muriel More, Stella Dowdall and brother Orville Brydges, each of whom he loved deeply. He was proud of his extended families. Dad was a gentle man, always patient, accepting, optimistic and grateful for what life had given him. Family and friends will be received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie on Friday, February 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home followed by an opportunity to socialize with family and friends over light refreshments. Memorial donations can be made in Earl’s name to Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie, L4M 1G8 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.steckleygooderham.com


Buttemer, Clarence Edward “Bill” August 19, 1922 - January 29, 2013 Veteran WWII

At the Carleton Place Hospital on Tuesday January 29, 2013 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his first wife Ena and his second wife Vicki. Loving father of Jill Ellison (Rick) and Dale Buttemer (Judy). Proud grandfather of Debbie, Karen, Chip, Andrew and Meaghan. Great-grandfather of Michael, Nicola, Ashley and Bentley. Bill will be missed by Vicki’s family, Jim Jarvis (Brenda), Caroline (Greg Brown), Victor Jarvis (Sharon) and Patsy (Dan Garvin). Bill was also grandfather to Jamie, Julie, Michael, Matthew and Meaghan, and great-grandfather to Jasper. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Thursday January 31, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. For those who wish a donation to the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated by the family.

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JAMES Glenn Stanley Passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2013. Glenn James of Almonte, in his 78th year Husband and best friend for over fifty years to Helen. Cherished ‘Dad’ to Kevin (Ying), Judy (Perry), and Steven (Patsy). Proud ‘Grampa’ of Chad, Derek, Crystal, Tanya, Amanda, Mathew (Chelsea), the late Candace and six great-grandchildren Jennika, Alyssa, Jody, Rylan, Charlie and Kash. Sadly missed by his surviving siblings, relatives, and friends. Friends are invited to call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and where a Complete Service will be held in the Gamble Chapel on Saturday, February 9 at 11 AM. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. A special thanks to the Ambulance Attendants, Firemen, Dr. Glenn and staff at the Almonte General Hospital for their care and support. For those who may want to honour Glenn with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or Autism Society. Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com.

Died peacefully at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ann Mains of Carleton Place. Loving father of Kim McKenna (Don) of St. Louis and Ben Tubman (Cindy) of Bracebridge. Loving grandfather of John (Amanda), Benji, Ginny (Chris), Becky, Maggie and Grant and great-grandfather of Robert, Andrew and Steven. Dear brother of the late Lorna McLaughlin and brother-inlaw of John Mains (Edna), Reba Featherstone (Glen), Henry Mains (Carol) and the late Melvin Mains. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The service was held at St. James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1 pm. Spring interment Munster Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Carleton Place Hospital or the Parkinson’s Society. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

Peacefully at home on Thursday, January 31st in his 79th year. Beloved Husband of the late Reta Babcock. Predeceased by his parents Hazel and Binford Babcock and Daughter Cheryl Nause (Pete). Loving father of Celina Ferguson (Cecil), Kevin Babcock (Ambie), and Paul Babcock (Sandy). Cherished grandfather to 4 grandchildren. Loving cousin of Geneva Braham. Everal will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Hughes Carolyn F. Hughes (nee Lloyd)

Passed away suddenly at her home in Pakenham on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Carolyn Francine Hughes at the age of 54. Loving and devoted mother of Bryan (Jessica Lalonde) and Michael Hughes. Cherished daughter of Steward and Lorraine Lloyd (nee Watt). She is predeceased by her sister Lisa Lloyd. Carolyn will be fondly remembered by her brother Raymond (Debra) Lloyd, her sisters Debbie (Don) Frizell and Linda (Don) Locke, her adopted sister Lisa Mauro, as well as her extended family and friends in Pakenham, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and surrounding communities. Friends were invited to gather and pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral service took place on Monday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Carolyn, memorial donations may be made to the LAWS. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Perth Community Care Centre, Perth on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 James Edward King at the age of 83. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (Patton) King in 1990 and his parents Archibald and Minola (Hart) King. Dearly loved father of Richard (late Kathy) King, Cheryl (Chris) Wood, Cathy (Tom) Young, Brian (Georgina) and Robert (Erin) King. Cherished grandfather of Dusty, Jennifer and John, Andrew and Kayla, Alisha and Aleana, Ashley, Brittany and Yardley and Hope and Mitchell and great grandfather of five. Dear brother of Edith (Thorpe) Moulton, Mildred (Barry) KerrBrennan, Winston (Kathy) King and the late Ken and Art King and brother-in-law of the late Hazel (Dunlop) King and Allan Kerr. Jim will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, all his family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in Balderson United Church on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the church hall. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Joan Passed away on Thursday January 17, 2013 in her 86th year after a lengthy and inspirational battle with Cancer. First diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago followed by bone cancer 13 years ago, she defined for all of us the meaning of courage and strength by demonstrating a tenacious will to live. Joan was predeceased by the Love of her life and husband Bill in 2000. She was surrounded in life, as at the end of her journey, by a dedicated and loving group of friends. Her circle of friends was wide and deep and was to her of profound importance. A special thank you to Dr. Hendry and his staff for their dedicated care of Joan over the past 25 years and especially during her last days in hospital. To those caregiver friends during her last 10 months in hospital and to those same caregiver friends over the past number of years whose kind efforts kept Joan living at home; Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased. You were good friends to our Joan – you will always be good friends to me – Howard. Joan was a passionate Anglican. She loved her church; the words, the music and the community. Cremation has taken place. To honour her life please consider the gift of a donation to Merrickville Holy Trinity Anglican Church in her memory. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., February 9th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Merrickville, followed by a reception.

July 9, 1983– January 31, 2013 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Nicki on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Maycourt Hospice in Ottawa after a brave battle with cancer. The beautiful bride of Brodie Marks. Devoted mother of Deklan. Survived by her mother Beth Montes (late Manuel Montes). Missed by sisters Danielle (Pat) & Julie. Predeceased by her brother Richard. Loving daughter-in-law of Donna Marks (Bob White). Special sister-in-law of Kailee Marks. Deeply cherished by her extended families in Ottawa and in Belleville. In life, she shone like a diamond. Her kind spirit, joyful laugh and beautiful smile will always be remembered. Her courage fighting cancer was incredible; her optimism and positive outlook was so encouraging to all. Nicki’s spirit will live on in her precious son, Deklan, and her loving husband’s special memories. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to an overwhelmingly supportive community, friends, neighbours and families during this very difficult time. Arrangements were entrusted to the BURKE FUNERAL HOME, 150 Church St., Belleville (613-968-6968). Visitation was on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 5–9 p.m. & Tuesday, February 5th from 10–12 noon followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. If family and friends so desire, donations to a trust fund for Nicki’s son “Deklan Marks in Trust” would be appreciated through Scotia Bank. Online condolences WWW.BURKEFUNERAL.CA

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McDougall Harold A. McDougall

Suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 3, 2013 Harold Alexander McDougall in his 91st Year. Beloved husband for over 67 years of Lois (Cline) McDougall. Loved father of Linda (Stephen) Little of Debic, New Brunswick, the late Deanna McDougall-Crevier (J. J.) of Maniwaki, Quebec, Hal (Donna) McDougall of Smiths Falls and Marlene (Joseph) Hanisch of Kemptville. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jim (Muriel) McDougall and Ray (Betty) McDougall. Predeceased by brothers, Wilmer (Fern McDougall), Boyd and Clifford and sisters Lorna Ireland, Lois Van Camp, Mary Watson and Jean Hughes. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 73 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Wolford Cemetery at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Gordon James Fredrick “Jim” Gordon

At his home on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 James Gordon (devoted to his nursing profession in hospitals in Perth, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Ottawa) at the age of 82 years. Loved husband of Clare L. (Taylor) Gordon; son of the late Burns and Susie Gordon. Dearly loved father and grandfather of Eric (Donna) and their daughters Jen and Brittany, Kevin (Cathy) and their sons Matthew and Christopher, Beth (Kevin) Juffs and their family Brock, Curtis and Kelsey, Mike (Natalie) and their daughters Mikayla and Caitlin Gordon and Gloria Gordon. Dear brother of Gladys (late Willard) Gemmill, Bertha (late Stanley) Hanna, Bill (Doris) and the late Ross, Ed (Phyllis), Clifford (Marjorie), Bob Gordon. Jim will be sadly missed by his great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sisterin-law Grace Gordon; predeceased by his great grandson Mayson Gilbert. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

CAMPBELL, Mary - Born: March 22, 1912, Kamloops, B.C. Died: January 29, 2013, Castlegar, B.C. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina (Ronald) Stewart of Almonte. She is also survived by grandchildren Graham, Jennifer, Loree, Sheila and Rachel, as well as five great- grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Vernon (1977) and by her son, Burt (2007). A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Rita`s Catholic Church, Castlegar, B.C., on February 4, 2013. CRAIG, Della Beatrice - Peacefully at the Dundas Manor on Tuesday January 29, 2013. Della Craig in her 101st year of Winchester. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving Mom of Shirley Billings (Walter) and the late Jackie Craig. Cherished Grandma of Tim, Jamie (Cindy), Doug (Janet), Adam, Martin and the late Ronnie. She is also survived by many greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Dear sister of Donald Billings and the late Mary, Lillian, Rachel, Millie, Fred and Jim. By Della’s request Cremation has taken place. A visitation was at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 12 p.m. Spring Interment South Gower Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund.


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Carson Jessie Ann Carson

Peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Friday, February 1st, 2013 Jessie Ann (McIntosh) Carson (Registered Nurse graduate of the last class at G.W.M. Hospital) in her 100th year. Jessie was predeceased by her beloved husband D. Arnold Carson in 1996 and by their infant son, grandson Robbie and great granddaughter Charlee Rose. Loved and respected mother of Caroly (Robert) Gilchrist, Arlyn (Allan) McMillan, David (Jean), Donalda (Fred Dettling), Kenny (Karen McPherson), John (Susan) and Wendy (Lee) Moncrieff. Jessie was a special grandmother to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Donald (Ilene) McIntosh. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Keith, Gary and Carl McIntosh and sisters Donalda, Esther and Jean. Fondly remembered by her Lanark Lodge family, many friends and all who knew her. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 from 5:00 and 8:00 P.M. Funeral service and interment will be held privately for her family. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Dale Cameron-Petteplace To our sweet Dale who left us February 11, 2012. We can’t have our old days back, When we were all together, But secret tears and loving thoughts, Will be with us forever. Your beauty is missed in every way “Forever in our Hearts” Loved always Barb and Vic, Tim and Jen, Kayla and Jordan and Nic and Kylie

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Our Mum, well into her 104th year, and after a rich, well-lived life, has gone from us, taking with her sense of fun, natural warmth and valiant acceptance of the ravages of age. She was the eldest and much loved daughter of the late Joseph W. Weldon and Gertrude Mitchell and predeceased by her loving husband, Colin K. Anderson and her two brothers and one sister. She will be greatly missed by her children Duncan (Carol), Linda, Colin (Melody) and Susan (Rob) as well as her grandchildren, Will and Beth, Lindsay and Laurel, Ben, Nick and Emily, as well as her four (at last count) great-grandchildren. Not the least to mourn is her beautiful black fat cat, Ebony. Born and raised in Westmount Quebec, Mum and Dad moved from the large family homestead in 1992 into a small, more manageable house in Perth to be closer to their younger daughter. Mum was always an active companion to our Dad in all their activities, in outdoor sports such as skiing and tennis and in taking care of the large brood of children, born in quick succession. Mum had an affinity with nature and the outdoors, teaching us the names of the wildflowers, birds and trees she would point out as we strolled through the woods. Her gardens and indoor plants were always well-tended things of beauty and artistry. Outside of the home and family, Mum had a great curiosity about everything around her. She found an outlet for the self-expression in front of her word processor where she spun quirkily homespun stories several of which were published. She loved travelling and adventure. As a young woman before her marriage and horde of children, Mum found imaginative, short-term occupations such as administrative secretary in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as an actor in radio commercials, as an active member of her book club and through a lengthy adventure in England with a few of her many friends. Mum loved meeting new people and enjoyed people-watching and talking with all types of individuals. In later years, with her children all out of the house, Mum took the initiative of seeking out a course in library science and promptly found a part-time job in the Grace Dart Hospital library, a job she relished and took very much to heart. Our deep gratitude goes out to Mum’s devoted caregivers whose professionalism and loving care allowed her to remain in her own comfortable home until the very end. A special thanks to our head caregiver, Clare whose attentions to Mum knew no limits. We will be celebrating Mum’s life at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday March 3rd, 2013 at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth. The family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grace Dart Hospital, 6085 Rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal QC H1N 1C2, the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation in Perth or the local Salvation Army. Over Mum’s dining room table is a sign reading “Aged to Perfection” and that she certainly was. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

SCOLLAN – Billy, January 23, 1987 and Lois, January 31, 2001. Mother and Dad You are not forgotten Though on earth you are no more. Still in memory you are with us As you always were before. The Scollan Family

STODDART, Elizabeth “Betty” – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who passed away February 1, 2012. There is never a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. Forever loved Sadly missed by Joe and your family

TOM OKAGUCHI May 16, 1953 - February 11, 2008 It’s been 5 years and it doesn’t seem a day goes by that you’re not missed. There’s so many co-workers that often I see out and about that mention your name and also friends that you bowled with. Well Tom, what can I say, you’re a brother that can’t be forgotten again you’re just that special best friend a sister could want. The good times with our friends were certainly times well spent and always remembered. Tom when God took you away that day he took a part of me along with you. It’s hard to accept you’re gone. But I know you’re in a peaceful place. I miss you Tom, God be with you always. Missing you always are your nephews Allan, Jamie, Timmy and Todd Coughlin and special friend Dave Kirkwood. God Bless you Tom from your Angel sister Nancy

Dale Cameron-Petteplace February 11, 2012 Loving wife and special Nan. Our hearts still ache in sadness, Our silent tears still flow, For what it meant to lose you, Dale No one will ever know. We have a link to Heaven, That parting cannot sever, All our love and memories, Will be in our hearts forever. Sadly missed and always loved Steve and Quintenne

In Loving Memory Margaret Affleck February 6, 2012 Dear mother, grandmother And great-grandmother

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Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Ruth Eleanor (Perrin) Brennan, formerly of Perth, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward R “Ted” Brennan. Ruth is survived by her sons Dr. James Brennan (Janice) of Kingston, Richard “Rick” Brennan (Marilyn) of Brockville and Philip Brennan (Deborah) of Brockville. Cherished granny of Andrew, Patrick, Tom, Jennifer, Rebecca, Daniel, Emily, Joseph, Russell and Travis. Also survived by eight great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Isobel Moore and Winifred (Peggy) Shaw. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 1-2 pm. A ceremony celebrating Ruth’s life will be held in the Chapel at 2 pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or to The Anglican Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Ruth online at www.irvinememorial.com

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(McGREGOR) McGONEGHY – In loving memory of a dear partner, mother, motherin-law, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother, Joan McGregor (McConeghy) who was taken from us January 29, 2010. 3 years have come and gone Since that one sad day, Where God came down and took our dear mother away. Every day in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Though absent you are always near, Still missed, still loved and always dear. Forever loved and always remembered Bob, Mother (Irene), Janice, Randy, Sandy and Families

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“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

7th 1975 - Etherington, Jessie Maude 2007 - Ireton, Glenn Eldon 8th 1984 - McInnes, Helen Blanche 1987 - LeClaire, Raymond Fredrick 1989 - McNaughton, Alfred Domenic 1999 - Miller, William (Grundy) 2009 - Bolton, John Louis Garfield 9th 1982 - Kellough, Gladys Cynthia 1984 - Timmons, Garnet Harvey 1993 - Watt, John Wilmer Earl 1998 - Miller, Fred Joseph 2001 - Warren, Robert Charles 2004 - O’Connell, Daniel George (Danny) 10th 1999 - Goodfellow, John Karl 2007 - Morton, Jessie Clementine

FEBRUARY 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”.

11th 1972 - Sadler, Gordon 1992 - Charlebois, Francis Leo 2001 - Sonnenburg, Stanley Earl 2007 - Barr, Queenie Georgina 12th 1981 - Watt, Florence 1984 - Vaughan, Mary Katherine 1986 - Gourlay, Jessie Ann 1995 - Munro, Jessie May 2002 - Brooks, Mary Elaine 2010 - Scissons, Thomas James “Jimmy” 2011 - Thurston, Charlotte 13th 1975 - Manson, Christina 1976 - Cochran, Catherine Helena 1998 - Drynan, Clarence Wm. Samuel 2000 - Dool, Anna Mary Margaret 2002 - Hutt, Norman Michael 2008 - Klaus, Franz 2009 - Halpenny, William Stewart “Bill”

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Peter Joseph Wilson Carty September 7, 1981-January 31, 2005. Hello my son, it’s been 8 long years since we lost being able to see you accomplish your dreams for your future that you had set out for yourself, to enjoy the children that you had dreamed of having. All the milestones at 23 you had ahead of you. Life is so unpredictable and sometimes so unfair. We miss every moment that we have missed in your life. All we can do is hope that someday we will all be back together and can have those moments that we could not have in this lifetime. Love you always and look forward to the day we can walk right up to Heaven and be a family again. Love you more today than yesterday, Mom, Dad and Kurt

September 20, 1922 – February 12, 2012 In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather We little knew that day, That God would call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, That day God called you home. Our family chain is broken, And nothing is the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

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SAUMUR, Gerry – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and brother who passed away on February 11, 2012. God looked around His garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Forever loved and always missed Rene and family Sisters Helen and Connie

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MACLEAN - In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father and Grandfather, Richard, who passed away February 10, 2011. There will always be a heartache, And many silent tears, But always the precious memories, Of the days when you were here. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Greatly loved and missed. Evelyn, Shelley, Ron, Josh and Melissa.

VanALSTINE - In loving memory of Elizabeth Jean, February 8, 2007. We think of you in silence We often speak your name, We feel again that awful day That should of never came. Our hearts just feel so empty The aching has no end, Everyday we face the world Smile and play pretend. The days and nights keep passing As the weeks turn into years, By day we do our best to last, At night we cry more tears. What it meant to lose you dear No one will ever know, Our thoughts are always with you, Your place no one can fill, In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still. They say time heals everything But we know that isn’t true, It hurts just as much today As it did six years ago. Always love you, Your husband Leonard and granddaughter Amanda

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Beautiful well maintained commercial space in downtown Perth. This is an excellent, high visibility corner location with great parking. Call 613-285-1128. Carleton Place 750, 900, 1200, 3000 sq. ft. office/commercial space available with industrial zoning, Gibson Center, 50 Bennett Dr. 613-257-5711.

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613-283-0220 Iber Rd., Kanata. Approx. 1000-3000 sq.ft. Some training and office space, some industrial. Bill 613-223-0798. 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, paultetrad@gmail.com Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

2 bedroom apartment, Perth, suitable for mature individual or couple, fridge, stove and parking included. $700/month plus utilities. 613-812-0809. 2 bedroom apt. at 41 Sunset Blvd Perth. Available Feb 1/2013. Call Bud at 613-267-0567 2 bedroom duplex. Almonte. Fridge and stove. Private entrance. Heat included. Nonsmokers please. March 1. 613-256-3335. 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.

One large bedroom in Stittsville, near the bus. Shared laundry, kitchen and bathroom. Gentlemen preferred. References required. $350 + parking. 613-831-7704.

Brockville Rd., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor 1 bedroom. Well maintained deck. Hydro extra. Available immediately. $560/mth. 613-283-1697.

One month free rent. 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.

Carleton Place 1 bedroom, $750 plus utilities. Fridge, stove, parking included. Call Barry 613-837-7368.

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, available immediately. $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5.

Carleton Place. 2 bedroom apt. Centrally located. Back yard, parking, laundry. $900 + hydro. Non-smokers. No animals. 253-3456 days, 257-9005 eve.

Perth, 1 bedroom, second floor apartment, newly decorated, centrally located. Includes parking, heat, water, fridge and stove. $675/month. No pets. Non-smoking building. Available March 1. 613-257-2338.

Carleton Place, 2 bedroom second floor duplex, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, no pets, no smokers. $825/month plus hydro. First and last. References. Quiet people only. Call Andy 613-253-6283.

Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002.

4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Carleton Place. Available March 1. Rent negotiable. 613-612-2727.

Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905.

Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266.

Carleton Place, bachelor suite, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798.

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.

Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, 2 bedroom $1075, available immediately. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650.

1 bdrm apt. in Lanark village. $450/month + utilities, fridge, stove, references. 1st & last months rent. www.MLS.ca MLS# 856377. 613-200-1000.

Almonte and Carleton PlaceGreat bachelor, 1, 2 and 3 bdrm units available! Parking and appliances included. Hurry these won’t last! 613-256-4309.

1 Bedroom - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building across from Almonte hospital Utilities included Laundry in building $690. Call 613-913-3095

Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Available Feb. 1. Call 613-256-3202

1 bedroom apartment, village of Crow Lake, hydro included. Rent $850. 613-547-3413.

An ideal garage/workshop/storage space for rent. Downtown Almonte. $250 per month. Call (613)222-7426.

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Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, well located,, available now. $1025 plus utilities, wheelchair access possible. 613-257-5711. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $845/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

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.

Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit “55 years and over”. Available immediately. Unit is 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,100/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. No pets. No smoking. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or fisher@ripnet.com

Elmsley St., Smiths Falls. Large 2nd floor 3 bedroom apt. Laundry, deck, new hardwood, gas fireplace, utilities extra. Available immediately. $900/mth. 613-283-1697.

Perth, large, bright, 2 bedroom apartment, ground floor. Fridge, stove and parking included. Patio door with walkout to hedged in area. $850 plus utilities. 613-264-0002.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878.

Perth. New townhouses for rent, 2 units on Perthmore St. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open kitchen, full basement and garage, private yard, private drive energy efficient with 3 new appliances, $1,350/month, 1-2 year lease, available immediately; 2 bedroom, 2 bath with many upgrades, private yard, private drive, energy efficient with 5 appliances, includes garage and full basement, $1,350/month, 1-2 year lease. Qualified tennants call Maggie 613-390-2488.

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

Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor (no stairs), $700/month, hydro extra, no pets. (613)296-3455. Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100 Kemptville- Newly renovated older, 3 bedroom farmhouse, near Wal-Mart. Oil furnace, living, dining, large eat-in kitchen (original log wall). Available immediately. Small animal friendly. $1,200/month plus heat and hydro. Horse stalls, turn-out paddock available (extra). Diane 613-258-3166. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.

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Perth beautifully furnished, 1 bed + den, first floor, beside Stewart Park $1000+. 613-720-4712.

Large 2 Bedroom apartment overlooking the water in Oxford Mills. Parking space included. $850.00/month plus hydro. Available immediately. Call 613-258-0163 or e-mail info@suzanneritchie.ca Large basement, one bedroom apartment available February 1st, 2013. $800/month plus hydro. New bathroom, newly painted, walking distance to downtown. Located on William Street, Smiths Falls. Call Tracey 613-283-5510. Large one bedroom, bachelor style comes with a pool table and all utilities included. $895.00. Call Tom, 613-284-1515. Mable St., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor 1-1/2 bedroom apt. Laundry, new hardwood, gas fireplace. Utilities extra. Available immediately. $700/mth. 613-283-1697.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380.

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Ashton, lower level country home, private ground floor entrance. 1 bedroom, 4 appliances. Phone line, satellite TV, utilities included. Outdoor garage, workshop, storage shed. No pets, no smoking. $1000.00. 613-253-2534.

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Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls, 73 Church St E., large 3 bedroom 1/2 duplex. Appliances included. $900/month plus utilities. 613-285-6054. Smiths Falls Bachelor apartment, $625. Fridge, stove, parking and utilities included. Call Barry 613-867-7368. Smiths Falls- Big and totally renovated insulated 3 bedroom up and down semi-detached. Driveway, small yard, no pets, non-smoking. Available March 1. $1,100 plus utilities. First/last. References required. 613-342-0829. Smiths Falls- bright, spacious 1 bedroom upstairs apt. in clean quiet 4 unit building. Walking distance to Independent Grocers. Fridge, stove, balcony. Mature tenant(s). No pets. No smoking. $550/mth plus utilities. Parking included. Available March 1. 613-283-1272. Smiths Falls, upper 1 bedroom apartment, $675 plus hydro. Available March 1. 613-284-2021. Top part of 3 bedroom house, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, heat, A/C included. Large yard. Ample parking. Walking distance to all amenities in Kemptville. March 1/13. $1,150 plus hydro. 613-258-7803. Two 2 bedroom apartments. Smiths Falls, clean, quiet apartment building. 613-285-5549 ask for Don. Very quiet well maintained 2 bedroom apartment condominium in Carleton Place. Open concept living, dining, galley kitchen & full bathroom. In unit laundry room. Fully secure building with intercom access. Seniors only, no pets. Available immediately. New carpet and vinyl flooring, fridge, stove, dishwasher included, 1 parking spot included. First and last months rent required. Minimum 1 year lease. $950/month. 613-218-5934 for appointment.

Carleton Place, private for elderly or mentally lenged people. For more mation call 613-253-0853.

Beautiful new energy efficient house, 2020 sq. ft. plus walkout basement, 2.35 acres, across Bennett Lake, 15 minutes north Perth, $329,000. 613-264-9016. Carleton Place, mobile home. 2 bedroom. Recent updates (roof, windows, furnace- too many to list). Selling for health reasons. Marge 613-257-3256. Opportunity to own a beautiful well maintained commercial/residential building in downtown Perth. This is an excellent, high visibility corner location with great parking. Call 613-285-1128. Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

1080 Perth Road- updated 3 bed, 2 bath hi-ranch with finished lower level with too many upgrades to list. $284,900. Ben Wightman, Royal Lepage Team Realty 613-838-4858. 74 acre Perth area; retreat or hobby farm. Unique quality 3 bedroom, like new spacious bungalow, barn. Many mature trees, great privacy. $189,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 Hobby Farm 72 rolling acres, paved road. Like new barn 50’x56’, well, water course runs through. Over $20,000 of standing timber. $72,500. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Majestic hill top waterfront; Westport area. 12 Victorian historic mansion. Garage, studio and boat house. On 6.33 acres. $289,000. A picturesque beauty. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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850 sq. ft. commercial space on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

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Dog obedience classes. Puppy kindergarten, beginners and advanced classes located at the Perth Indoor Pool and the Training Hall (just off the Carp Rd.). Specializing in training your dog to be a better behaved family member. Professional instructors Jim and Judy Stewart of True Companion Dog Obedience School, serving the Perth and area communities for over 23 years. Gift certificates available. www.trainyourdog.ca. (613)264-0203, or 1(888)299-7185.

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Badger Daylighting is looking for DZ Operators & Labourers for Hydro Vac Services. Email resume to: badgerresume@gmail.com or fax: 613-839-0172. Contract Position: Energetic, self-motivated individual qualified to work with a young man who has developmental disabilities, in the areas of community participation, job coach, personal skill development ie: computer, expressive communication and recreational/social opportunities. Must have own vehicle, valid driver’s license and provide a current police check. 4 days per week beginning April 1. Interested individuals please send resume to: Cora (fax 613-283-3789) or email: ApplicationCora@hotmail.com We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Full service fire protection company requires experienced full time fire alarm technician for Ottawa area ASAP, generous benefit package. Apply by email: pyron@bellnet.ca or fax: (613)749-3757. Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume: icrampton@corporate.on.ca GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada – HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to: garewerts@sasktel.net HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed! www.FreeToJoinHelpWanted.com

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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.

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Clayton Seniors Housing Corporation Clayton, Ontario 613-256-6769 Tenders are invited for Ventilation Upgrade at Clayton Seniors Housing Corporation. Tender Release Date: January 31, 2013 Tender Closing Date: March 15, 2013 For more details and tender packages, please call 613-256-6769 or email: claytonseniors@storm.ca

Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable. Space available for two regular clients in Perth/Smiths Falls area. 613-267-7231. Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.

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OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (POSTING #PW2013-001) MANDATE: Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance of County roads in a safe and efďŹ cient manner. Provide leadership, direction and coordination of Equipment Operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work as well as promote health and safety in the workplace. This position supervises and oversees small construction jobs as well as responds to and investigates any inquiries and complaints from the public. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at www.lanarkcounty.ca Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume. THE EMC - 49 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613. Snowblowing and plowing. Winter checks on houses available. Chain saw work. Garbage removal. 613-926-2749 Ron. (Insured). T&S Flooring- specializing in the installation of hardwood, ceramic, uni-click, etc. Free Estimates! Call 613-349-7998 or email matt@tandsflooring.ca

CLEANING/ JANITORIAL Need help cleaning your house? Call Kathy for your house cleaning solutions. Flexible schedule. 613-256-4461.

Carstar Kanata (Allardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Collision Appraiser(up to $70,000 + a year), Bodytech Needed. This is your opportunity to join the leader in the Canadian collision repair business We offer: Attractive pay plan and career development. Apply today Ted Mills tmills@carstarkanata.ca

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS Convenient online training. High graduate employment rates. Student loan options available. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay! Enroll today. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

BONNECHERE VALLEY FORESTRY looking for bush lot owners interested in having their timber cut. Estimates free, referrals given upon request. Rene Mousseau, Proprietor, Call weekdays 7-8 pm, 613-433-7048 and weekends anytime 613-628-3317

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


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(viewing from 8:30 am) Everyone come and enjoy the auction! We are selling quality antiques and furniture, beautiful glassware and interesting collectibles from Ottawa and area estates. From the helpful and qualified staff to the homemade cooking, we have it all! See www.theauctionfever.com for more detailed listing. Terms - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill 613-445-3269 613-821-2946

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Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture & Flea Market. Open 6 Days a week. Closed Mondays. 525 High St., Carleton Place. 613-257-3118. Antiques, Toys, Collectibles, Jewellery & More.

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The Project Management Services involves complete renovation/retrofitting of the Murphy Park Pavilion (corner of Park Ave. and George St. in Smiths Falls ). A mandatory site meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Please meet at the main entrance off Park St. The successful Project Manager will be required to furnish a 50% Performance Bond and a 50% Labour & Materials Payment Bond. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Documents may be obtained from the office of the undersigned. Mr. Rick St. Dennis Director of Community Services Corporation of The Town Of Smiths Falls 71 Cornelia St. W. Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A-0A5 (613) 283-4124, ext. #6101 rstdennis@smithsfalls.ca

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North Frontenac Non Profit Housing Corporation Central Frontenac Housing Corporation Permanent Part Time: 21-25 hours per week NFNPHC has a portfolio of 18 family units of social housing located throughout the Sharbot Lake area. CFHC has a portfolio of five one bedroom mature living units located on Clement Road in Sharbot Lake. Position Summary: A well organized productive individual is required to manage the above portfolio of housing units. Must be able to deliver property management services, arrange day to day maintenance and ensure property upkeep. Required to lease vacant units, prepare leases and other services as required under the Housing Services Act, and report to the Board of Directors at regularly scheduled meetings. Qualifications: t Individual must have knowledge and related experience in the field of property management. t Experience and knowledge of not for profit organizations t Working knowledge of Quick Books Small Business Accounting System t Familiarity with Budgets, Financial Statements and Accounting Records t Calculate and collect rents; t Liaise and communicate with tenants as required t Basic knowledge of Landlord Tenancies Act and Social Programs t Excellent written and oral communication skills Please send resumes to: The Chairman North/Central Housing P.O. Box 275 Sharbot Lake, ON KOH 2PO Closing Date: 3:00 p.m. February 15, 2013 Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shandex Personal Care is a member of the Shandex Group, a private Canadian business which is a principle supplier of Private Label Products to the major Drug, Grocery, and Mass Merchandising retailers in Canada and the US. Our manufacturing site, Shandex Personal Care Manufacturing in Perth Ontario, has a position opening for a Product Development Formulations chemist. The product development formulations chemist is a key member of our business development team, supporting key product growth and sales initiatives. Key Responsibilities: - To develop new personal care formulations and products supporting new business initiatives, improve product quality attributes, and to be cost effective. These products include bar soaps, liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. - To design and develop robust processes and procedures that supports the product development ďŹ&#x201A;ow from the lab to scale up production that optimizes manufacturing procedures. - To support customers with the formulation and development of new products. - To provide technical and regulatory expertise ensuring the developed products are safe, compliant to regulatory requirements, and to support Sales information requirements Job Requirements: - A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or a College accreditation in Cosmetic Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 -8 years of related formulation development experience. - A strong technical and practical knowledge of raw materials and related technologies in the cosmetic industry. - Hands on working experience and knowledge of analytical instruments and test methods for conducting chemical and physical testing of cosmetic applications. - Strong interpersonal, and verbal/ written communication skills, able to work independently or a part of an integrated project team. - A self- motivated individual, organized, detail oriented who can multi-task, and meet dynamic timelines. Send Resume to:

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Potters come together for Empty Bowls EMC News – The potters are busy creating some 500 ceramic bowls to be used at two Perth events this spring. The Empty Bowls project is in full swing as Riverguild potters Jackie Seaton, Glenn Gangnier, Rita Redner and Ann Chambers came together to get a head start on the 13th consecutive year of this fundraising effort. At the end of January they all met for a work bee at Seaton’s studio in Harper and managed to complete almost all the bowls they will need for two spring events: April 13 at Foodsmiths and April 27 at the Festival of the Maples. Last year, in partnership with the local branch of Scotiabank, which matched funds with the project, Empty Bowls raised more than $17,000 for food security programs in the community, including The Ta-

ble Community Food Centre, the YAK Youth Centre, and Food For Thought, a Lanark County school breakfast program. “Empty Bowls has captured the hearts of people in Perth who really care about food and know how the lack of it can affect the lives of so many,” said Seaton. “Young kids who go to school hungry, pensioners who live lives of desperation on small, fixed incomes, and ordinary working families whose food budgets and food choices are severely limited. “For too many people food scarcity means not just a scarcity of calories but a scarcity of the life affirming joys that good food provides. Empty Bowls reminds us all never to take food for granted but to celebrate and share what we have.”

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From left: Riverguild potters Jackie Seaton, Rita Redner, Glenn Gangnier and Ann Chambers are joined by an eager young addition to the team, Jackie’s 2 1/2 year-old grandson Ivan.

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EMC News - There is a lot going on at MERA this spring, and folks may want to mark down some of these events of their calendars. The second annual Seed Swap will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MERA Schoolhouse. Bring seeds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the one you saved from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden, or leftovers that you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plant, or even that collection of exotic or ambitious seeds you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten around to planting yet. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your empty containers and bring your friends for the fun. This event is free and informal and CafĂŠ MERA will be open. The music fundraiser featuring the Long Sault Trio, with guests Charlie in the Middle will be on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. New Clothes from Old Favourites featuring Isidora Spielmann will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beloved old clothes can sometimes find a new life when we take their best features and cut away the rest, or combine several garments to create a new one, and then even make some accessories for them. Come to this one-day work-

shop of easy creativity led by well known designer, Isidora Spielmann. Bring sweaters that have lost their shape, or dresses that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;usedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to make you happy. Come and share your leftover sleeve, pick someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pocket, make a new surprising and fabulous garment. She will bring Femo for button and pin making. Bring clothes, sweaters, socks or any textile that might lend itself to re-modeling. Bring needles and threads, wools. Bring a few dollars to help with the button materials, if you chose to do that. For information about Spielmann, visit her website atwww.artatwork. ca. The cost for this event is $35 for MERA members, $50 for non-members. Register at meraschoolhouse@bell.net or 613 278 0388. Blue Jeans Concert On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. internationally renowned bassoonist Richard Hoenich, accompanied by pianist Scott Richardson, will present the final concert in the Blue Jeans Classics series at the MERA Schoolhouse. The concert promises to be an interesting event as Hoenich is articulate, humorous and passionate about the bas-

soon. His concerts regularly receive rave reviews. This talented duo will present a lively program that includes works by Bach, Mozart and Leonard Bernstein, and will spotlight the sometimes overlooked member of the woodwind family. Tickets are available on-line at ticketsplease.ca, by telephone (613) 485-6434, or in person at Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothes, 39 Foster Street in Perth. $25 for adults, while teenagers are free. Dance for Children This takes place Tuesday evenings, 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 19 to March 26. Back for the third year, Sadie Kotze is offering dance and creative movement classes for children between six and 12 years of age. The classes will start on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and be held on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. for five weeks, ending March 26. The cost is $25 for all five classes or $7 per class dropin. Please contact MERA to register. Digital photography Coming March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this 4-hour workshop is designed for those who have digital cameras, whether point-and-shoot or DSLR, and who want to learn more about

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Staff at the BMO Bank of Montreal Perth donated $2,400 to the Perth Splash Pad committee recently. Staff, including manager Jim Jarvis (right) present committee members Erin Borthwick (seated right) and Sue Doran (standing beside Jarvis) with the funds. The women, along with committee member Riq Turner, who was absent, are actively campaigning for the $20,000 needed - which is 10 per cent of the total cost of the splash pad.

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Worship Service: Sundays at 11 a.m. Nursery available. Sunday school Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries. www.standrewsperth.com. Audio loop system 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!

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Sunday Feburary 10th Time of Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship Time 11 a.m.

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Rat Pack arrives in Perth Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rat Pack Show will arrive in Perth on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. This is a tribute to a group of popular entertainers known as The Rat Pack who were instrumental in the rise of Las Vegas as a popular entertainment destination. This act features The Rat Packâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous line-up of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

and Sammy Davis, Jr., who appeared together in films and on stage in the early-1960s. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been taken back in time to 1960s Nevada witnessing an important element in the desegregation of Las Vegas hotels and casinos. This premier tribute captures the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable, upbeat entertainment style along with smooth musi-

cal and comedy routines. Today the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sin Cityâ&#x20AC;? era of Las Vegas has spawned a new, growing interest in and demand for Rat Pack â&#x20AC;&#x153;tributeâ&#x20AC;? acts, which feature celebrity impersonators performing on stage with musical accompaniment. Terry Lee (Farrell Hall) had taken notice of this and acted on it, presenting the music, comedy and memo-

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ries of this legendary group in a show that should not be missed! The evening will start with cocktails from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with the buffet starting at 6 p.m. featuring prime rib. At 8 p.m. the Rat Pack tribute will take to the stage. Tickets available at Shadowfax in Perth and show tickets only are available as well. Call 613-267-6817 to reserve.

The duo admit that their hard work would have been for naught without community support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to do a whole business plan for it,â&#x20AC;? said Robbie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(But) The Hub had already done a costing so we just took that off of the shelf,â&#x20AC;? which definitely helped make life easier.

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Businesses are struggling to diversify their exports: 45 percent of Ontario businesses view China as the most critical market in the next 5-10 years. Yet only 1.4 percent of Ontario’s exports are bound for China. Some regions are more confident than others: Greater Hamilton Area businesses are most likely to respond that the economy is heading in the right direction (48 per cent), while Eastern Ontario businesses are the least likely (36 per cent).

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SECOND BEST Perth won’t be the host site for the Force Four Productions TV series pilot project. “Regretfully, we can only move forward in the development process with one town and unfortunately we will not be moving forward with Perth on this project,” said the production team. “We will however sincerely keep Perth in mind for any future socially-transformative series.” Pictured, residents welcomed the team recently at the Best Western Plus Perth Inn and Spa.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR THE LANARK COUNTY MUNICIPAL TRAILS CORPORATION (LCMTC) Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 6:30 p.m. Lanark County Administration Building County Council Chambers 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, ON

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and people with disabilities; opening up more government services to private sector and not-for-profit delivery; utilizing Ontario’s large immigrant population to grow exports; and, allowing more employers to participate in training. The agenda comes days after Kathleen Wynne was named Ontario’s next premier and is intended to provide a non-partisan platform that should appeal to all three parties. “I think the recommendations from the Emerging Stronger 2013 report are progressive and will encourage growth,” said Jill Campbell, President of the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce. “During this period of economic transition, it is important for business and government to work collaboratively. Smaller communities in Ontario like Perth and District will benefit from support to improve innovation and productivity.” “The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has criss-crossed this province engaging and hearing from local chambers and their 60,000 members,” said Allan O’Dette, CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident that Ontario has all the assets to

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EMC News - The Ontario Business Confidence Index shows that most Ontario businesses are confident in their own outlook (72 per cent) and are planning to expand over the next five years (60 per cent). However, the same businesses are unsure about the overall direction of Ontario’s economy — 41 per cent express confidence. The index is a survey of 2,386 businesses and was conducted as part of Emerging Stronger 2013, a businessdriven economic agenda for Ontario released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce, along with their research partner, the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto. Emerging Stronger 2013 is a transformational agenda aimed at accelerating Ontario’s economic growth. It identifies Ontario’s challenges and advantages, and sets out practical and detailed recommendations for government and business. Some of its key recommendations include: enabling better access to capital for startups and small businesses through crowd funding; encouraging businesses to employ more Aboriginal people

prosper, but we need to act collectively, strategically, and with purpose.” “This Index is one of the largest surveys ever conducted of business opinion in Ontario,” according to Dave Scholz, vice president of Leger Marketing, the pollster. “Business sentiment is very much ‘glass half-full’ in the province right now.” Among the survey findings are: Ontario is falling behind on productivity: only 10 per cent of respondents believe their sector is a global leader in productivity. Some sectors are much more confident than others: the financial services sector is the most confident in their own outlook (74 per cent say their business will expand in the next five years).

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EMC Sports – The Almonte Jr. B Thunder got a little help from their rivals when they were in town for an EOJHL tilt against the Perth Blue Wings, who have already clinched their Valley League flag. The Thunder however, is looking for that fourth and final playoff spot, and they picked a good spot to gain some points on Sunday afternoon, as they easily handled the Blue Wings with a 6-2 win. Blue Wings coach Hamish Fraser was all grins from the bench as he watched the Blue Wings lumber through the opening period. Was it a Super Bowl gift? Almonte’s Pat Dick, Andrew Rowbotham and Alex Szabo had the first period goals as the visitors held a commanding lead at the first break. A second period single from Liam Killeen ended that period with a 4-0 lead. Into the third, Dick scored his second before Perth’s crew found the net behind Dominic Plaschy. Chris Rutley scored from Brett Madigan and Matt DiMillo with 2:30 gone in the third. Andrew Davis, assisted by Ryan DiMillo and Jacob Lyon just a minute later gave Perth their second and final

tally of the match. Almonte’s Riley Shore had the final goal, which came at 13:13 for the 6-2 final. Perth 6 Stittsville 3 Fourth place in the Valley League is between a few teams, Stittsville being another possible contender for Perth in the first round. That said, the Blue Wings handed the Royals a 6-3 drubbing on Friday in Perth. Stittsville held a 2-1 lead at the first break with Gordon Sinclair having Perth’s only goal. In the second, the home team came alive with four of their six markers from Ma-

digan, Matt DiMillo, Tanner Knight, Brayden Clancy. Clancy scored the team’s only goal of the third frame. Madigan counted four helpers in the game along with his single goal for a five-point game. He sits atop of the scoring leader list with an impressive 93 points on 40 goals and 53 assists. Sunday, the Blue Wings host the Metcalfe Jets in an afternoon contest, starting at 1:45 p.m. It’s their last home game of regular league play. Their first playoff game is slated for Monday, Feb. 18. Their opponent has yet to be determined.

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The Perth Lanark Minor Hockey Association’s initiation players were on the ice between periods on Sunday afternoon during the Jr. B hockey game. Above, they get into the fun with a few of the junior players. To the right, a Perth player gets knocked into the net during first period action. The Thunder dropped the Blue Wings in a 6-2 tilt.

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PDCI curlers off to provincials EMC Sports - The Perth and District Collegiate Institute boys and girls curling teams were in Smiths Falls on the weekend where they won the regional curling bonspiel, the Gore Mutual. They will be heading to Haliburton Feb. 14 to 16 to compete in the provincials. This is the second time the boys team has gone to provincials; the last being in 2010/2011. The boys won the zone bonspiel in Winchester. They received a bye in the first round then beat St. John to go on to regionals in Smiths Falls. While in regionals they defeated All Saints High School and Franco Quest Ecole Sec-

ondaire to advance to the A final where they earned a win over Holy Cross High School from Kingston. The girls defeated St. Mary Catholic High School in Winchester to advance to regionals where they won over Nepean High School and John McCrae Secondary School. The girls advanced to the A finals to play St. Paul where the game went into an extra end and they stole one to win and advance to provincials.

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pokes with the pins of his wit. Held in the arms of an ardent lover, a young woman says, “Let me go, sir! Will you let me go? No? Then step back where we can’t be seen.” In the end, it is that sort of pragmatism that wins, not just the day, but true love as Shaw wraps up his story in a thoroughly anti-romantic, but thoroughly Shavian way. Arms And The Man is BarnDoor Productions’ 87th production but their first by G.B. Shaw — in fact, it is believed to be the first full-length Shaw ever presented in Perth. The cast of seven brings an array of experience to the show, even with the younger roles, all played by people who have been on the stage since they were children. They are bringing a fast, fun, bright and colourful production to the stage of the Full Circle Theatre. With bright costumes, three sets and a background of authentic Bulgarian folk music, the show is a fast-paced, surprising romp through some authentic history. Even in the cold of winter, the rehearsals have been warmed with the fun and the wit and the anti-romance of Shaw’s first big hit. When Arms And The Man first hit the stage in 1894, the main character (nicknamed the “chocolate cream soldier”) became such a hit that advertisements didn’t even mention the name of the play, but simply announced “The Chocolate Cream Soldier will make his entrance onto the stage at the Avenue Theatre every evening at 8:20 promptly.” Of course, BarnDoor Pro-

ductions has a reputation for high-energy shows and they have tightened the pace with their production: the Chocolate Cream Soldier will appear at about 12 minutes into

the show, rather than 20. BarnDoor Productions’ Arms And The Man will run Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle The-

atre, 26 Craig St., Perth. Tickets can be reserved by calling 613-267-1884 or going to www.barndoorproductions. ca. Tickets are $20 reserved, $22 unreserved, students $10

anytime. No credit cards are required for reservations; cash at the door is requested. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions

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EMC News - When Bernard Shaw chose to set his 1894 comedy, Arms And The Man, in the midst of an actual but small war between fardistant Bulgaria and Serbia, even his clear thinking head could not have realized how prophetic he was being. The six-week long SerbiaBulgarian war of 1885 was merely the first of a series of tiny brush wars in the Balkans that finally erupted in 1914 as the First World War — and that continued to trouble the world even into the 21st century. Yet, even in 1894, Shaw’s themes of the illusions of war and the farcical nature of militarism were as fully developed then as Hemingway’s in For Whom The Bell Tolls or Erich Remarque’s in All Quiet On The Western Front. Another thing the three works had in common is that they were all banned in Nazi Germany. If Shaw’s themes are similar, his approach is different. Shaw decided to write a comedy, in fact, a very funny comedy that continues to be funny to this day. He starts off by taking his title from Virgil’s epic poem, The Aeneid, a glorification of feats of war which begins with the line “Arma virumque cano” — “Of arms and the man, I sing”. Shaw then proceeds to demolish the 19th century’s romantic ideals of heroes and heroism, drawing a world where winning a battle against orders leads to court martial and getting your regiment killed according to the rules leads to promotion. Nor is it only soldiers he

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Roads Department: Please drive with caution during the winter months as the roads department continues diligently to keep the roadways safe.

Recycling Tips: Place your Blue Box at the right side of your driveway (as you face the road) Place your Blue Box on your driveway and not on top of the snow bank. If your blue box is overflowing stand paper products on edge, deflate pop and water bottles replace lid, step on pop cans.

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TAX DEPARTMENT The Interim Tax bills have been sent out. The first of two payments is due February 28, 2013. Pay on-line, telephone banking, or in person at any chartered bank. Pay at the Municipal office in person Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 by cheque, debit or cash. Drop your payment with the stub after hours in the mailbox at the office (no cash please). THE EMC - P18 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Council/Committee of the Whole Dates February 5, 2013 CoW Meeting – 2:00 p.m. February 12, 2013 Council – starting 7:00 p.m. February 15, 2013 Public Works Visioning – 8:30 am followed by Waste Disposal Advisory Committee Meeting February 19, 2013 CoW followed by Council – 2:00 pm

PLANNING DEPARTMENT February 12, 2013 – Chris Morgan Zoning Amendment 6:30 p.m. February 13, 2013 – Minor Variance Meetings 6:00 p.m. – Sue Carswell – 100 Jerome Street 6:30 p.m. – Vincent Auger – 169 Cedar Crest Lane

DNE 200TH Anniversary February 28, 2013 - DNE 200th Anniversary Committee Meeting in Council Chambers at 310 Port Elmsley Road 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT Reminding residents starting a project without a building permit may result in a $250 charge. Solar Project on Drummond Concession 1 will commence shortly. Check each Thursday: Anticipated Solar Projects weekend work will be displayed on the Township website by Thursday of that week. For after-hours Township contact regarding Solar concerns call 613-812-0469

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Some pond hockey action in Tay Valley was a hit with the families Saturday. Pictured are Klara Beasley, Jake the dog, Matt Johnson, Kyle Rawling, Karen Moore, Brad Dowdall, Aaron Badour, Malcolm Morris, Jan Rawling, Lisa Beaudoin, Mitch Beaudoin, Blayre Dowdall, Avery McLean, Nicholas Patterson, Landon Dowdall and Hayden McLean.

Go ice fishing with SKIP! EMC Sports - Join the Friends of Murphys Point on Sunday, Feb. 17 for ice fishing at the park! As part of Ontario Family Fishing Weekend, the Friends are hosting a Super Kids In Parks event that will introduce children and families to the popular winter sport. Ontario Family Fishing Events give people a chance to experience ice fishing licence free in Ontario. SKIP is an outdoor learning program at Murphys Point Provincial Park that aims to help kids ages 7 to 10 connect with nature through a range of activities that promote active and healthy living. While the activity is geared towards 7- to 10-year olds, the whole family can get involved. Conservation officers and Friends volunteers will run the program, which features a demonstration of ice

fishing equipment and techniques, as well as an opportunity for everyone to give it a try. “This is a fun introduction to ice fishing for anyone who has never tried it before,” said Stephanie Gray, Friends’ education committee chairperson, “and it is also a chance for those who frequently go ice fishing to come out for an afternoon at the park and show their skills.” Equipment will be provided, but anyone who has their own is welcome to bring it along. The program will start from the Park Store at 1 p.m. and runs until 3. Participants should dress for the weather, although a warm shelter (and hot chocolate!) will be available. Space is limited and preregistration is preferred so the Friends can ensure there is enough equipment and volun-

teers. If ice conditions are not safe enough to run the program, a message will be posted by 10 a.m. on Feb. 17 on the Friends website at www. friendsofmurphyspoint.ca. Children ages 7 to 10 can be dropped off (with a signed permission form) for the program or families can take part. For fees and registration information, visit the website or call 613-264-0447. Space permitting, registrations may be accepted at the door. Two more SKIP programs will be held this winter and spring, including an outdoor cooking and shelter-building experience on March 3 at the Lally Homestead and a pond study in the main park on April 28. Murphys Point is located on ElmGrove Road off of Rideau Ferry Road. For detailed directions visit www.friendsofmurphyspoint. ca.

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Putting money aside is not an easy thing to do when it’s already a struggle just to pay the bills. Yet it is possible to save a few dollars without having to make a lot of sacrifices. Here are a few tips to help you build a little nest egg. First, think of all those not-really-necessary purchases you make every week: cups of coffee, restaurant lunches and snacks, lottery tickets, glossy magazines. Can you skip some of them? Taking a cup of coffee from home, packing your own lunches two or three times a week, and passing by the book stands can all help you save a surprising amount of money. Are you the type of person who stops at the grocery store every evening on your way home from work? That’s another sure way to fritter away your money without you even noticing. If you’re hungry, tired, and in a rush you will likely end up paying more at the checkout. Plan ahead and buy whole ingredients in larger quantities. Try to kick the prepared food habit, and cook enough on the weekends to be able to freeze the leftovers. Changing a few other habits can help too. Join the local

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