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EMC News - Tay Valley Township treasurer Peter Tranter was at odds with members of council last week over just how pressing it was to ease the township’s debt burden. “Should we not pay that (debt) off with our reserves?” asked Coun. Bill Avery. “It wouldn’t make any difference to this year’s taxes,” but would help in future. “We borrowed the money because had to borrow the money,” replied Tranter, for items like the new municipal office building and fire hall. “We would rather not be in debt. (But) I don’t think it is good fiscal planning.” Chairman Wayne Jordan took Tranter to task for his assertion. “Well, you are the treasurer, but I disagree with you,” said Jordan, who reminded him of another time Tranter disagreed with council. “We wanted to invest in some GICs. You said no. We lost a tremendous amount of money over that.” Tranter asserted that even if the debt were retired tomorrow, he would suggest that that money be then ploughed back into the reserves fund. Deputy Reeve Susan Freeman asked Tranter to come back to council with a report to see what would happen if a more aggressive approach was taken to reducing the township’s debt. “I can certainly do that, but it is quite straight forward,” said Tranter, though he said paying off the debt by tapping the reserves was “not fiscally prudent.” “I would rather see it go into our reserves than into the Bank of Montreal’s reserves,” said Jordan. “I don’t follow, Mr. Chair,” said Tranter. “It’s obviously very clear to Peter, but not clear to us,” said Freeman. Tranter reiterated his goal as treasurer that he wanted to “maximize the amount of money we spend for Tay Valley and not raise taxes.” Jordan said he agreed to disagree with Tranter. “I’m not saying that you are

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EMC News – The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) board meeting held March 5 at the board office in Kemptville. The Student Success Program supports meaningful graduation outcome based on the strengths, interests and learning needs of all students. CDSBEO schools provide students with support, expanded learning opportunities, and flexibility to individualize their secondary school program and post-secondary destinations. The Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM) is a specialized ministry approved program that allows students in grades 11 and 12 to connect their learning with a specific economic sector, while meeting graduation requirements. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Mark Musca, presented the benefits of the SHSM program to the board, as well as some news on expansion of the program for the upcoming year. “The SHSM program enhances the transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university and the workplace,� Musca reported. “The first programs at CDSBEO schools commenced in 2007-2008 at St. Michael CHS, Notre Dame CHS, and St. Francis Xavier CHS.� This year, the board offers 17 programs in all ten secondary schools. In the current 2012-2013 school year, 321 students are participating in a SHSM. The program is set to expand next year with the addition of new programs at St. Luke CHS and St. Matthew CSS, which will both gain a Hospitality and Tourism SHSM, pending ministry approval. Students enrolled in the SHSM component have the opportunity to customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents. Learners develop specialized knowledge and skills, earn credits that post-secondary educational institutions and specific sector partners recognize, and gain sectorrecognized certification and careerrelevant training. In addition, the program allows students to identify, explore and refine career goals to make informed decisions about their future. The board is excited that these opportunities are available to our students, as the program has proven its value in guiding students to successfully develop a clear path for their desired career outcome. Progressive use of technology enhances learning Students at St. Andrew’s Catholic School, in St. Andrews West, are reaping the educational rewards of some great classroom learning experiences, via some forward-thinking use of technology. Teachers at the school have progressively embraced technological tools, creatively deploying some exceptional apps to help boost student engagement, and facilitate all types of learners. School principal Marlene Picard, along with a team of teachers from the school, presented an overview

of some of the technology currently used in the classroom, and how it has helped to enhance learning, improve student behaviour, and engage students on a new and innovative level. Grade 7/8 teacher Sean Tierney, is helping to inspire his students through some friendly competition with another CDSBEO school. Using the app Chicktionary, a popular literacy building activity whereby students are provided six letters and three minutes to arrange and re-arrange the letters, students construct as many four, five, and six-letter words as possible. “Student motivation for this activity is very high, and students often request a three-minute challenge at the end of a literacy lesson,� Tierney explained. Thanks to connections made with another school, the class posts high scores on the class website as a challenge for students from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Lanark. Gregory Light, the MEP classroom teacher, has found benefits in using a free, online program called Class Dojo, which helps teachers improve classroom management quickly and easily. Based on a points system that utilizes personalized graphics to individualize each student, the program has proven to be a fun and inspirational tool through which students are encouraged to complete assignments or remain on task. “In my experience using the program over the past few months, I have noticed that it encourages positive behaviour, while helping to limit disruptive or negative behaviour,� added Light. In addition to various apps, the school has added Skype and Google Hangout as additional ways to expand the classroom learning experience to involve others in various parts of the world. The software has been used to connect internationally for professional development sessions during staff meetings, as well as to allow students to communicate with other students in countries such as Switzerland. The communication tools have been used to enrich learning through cultural comparisons, as students discuss similarities in traditions, such as how Christmas is celebrated. The experience has extended to the development of language and mathematics skills, as learners composed and asked high level thinking questions, and graphed their similarities and differences. In addition, mapping skills were incorporated, as students gained understanding of the geographic location of their new learning partners. This summary is just a sample of some of the strategies that are being employed by teachers at St. Andrew’s, which has pursued technology options to attain learning goals in a variety of subjects. Since media is ubiquitous, the school has adopted a philosophy to ensure that students become critical and reflective consumers of visual communications. As such, media literacy has become an integral part of the teaching strategy within every course. The group is continuously searching out and

testing new apps for enhanced student motivation and learning. Inquiry research project inspires learning process The Early Primary Collaborative Inquiry (EPCI) initiative is an annual research project implemented by the Ministry of Education, under the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. The project aims to highlight evidence-informed teaching and learning practices that support young learners from junior kindergarten to grade 2. The inquiry provides support for teachers to “inquire� about their teaching and learning practice so that others may learn from their experience through a structured sharing process. Curriculum consultant Nancy Prest, and junior kindergarten teacher from Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Christina Lapierre, presented an overview of the EPCI to the board, which included an overview of the focus and strategies for this year’s inquiry. Since its beginnings in 2009, 17 elementary schools from across the board have participated, or are now participating in, the EPCI. In previous years, the EPCI planning team developed the inquiry research path based on student data analyzed at the board level. The research was also guided by the Board Improvement Plan. Schools invited to participate were those which identified similar areas of weakness as that which was targeted in the inquiry. These schools would pursue the inquiry in their classroom, and then join together to collaborate findings and share strategies. Based on quantitative data analysis, the focus of inquiry in past years had been on targeted instructional strategies which impact students’ ability to communicate higher level thinking and understanding. For this year, the inquiry has shifted to one based on qualitative data and student voice. Educators are creating their inquiries based on their own wonderings about their students, guided by the interests and curiosity of the children. Inquiry, in its simplest form, is natural curiosity. “When children are engaged in inquiry, they are wondering about, exploring and investigating the world around them in order to make sense of it. When educators allow their students to learn by pursuing their wondering about things, it is called student-led inquiry,� reported Prest. When educators themselves are engaged in inquiry, they are wondering and thinking about their impact on student learning, by observing, listening, and responding to their students. Teachers who are engaged in this sort of inquiry have a growth mind-set, and hope to build their own capacity as they respond to their students. Collaborative inquiry is inquiry that is enhanced by the knowledge building that happens when a community of learners inquire together. The team from Immaculate Conception Catholic School includes See CDSBEO page 4 THE EMC - 2 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

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EMC News – What would you do if you saw a teenage girl being sexually assaulted right in front of you? If you saw a grown man violating her; saw her hitting him and doing all that she could to fend him off? If you were one of the many people filling the crowded OC Transpo #95 bus at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, you would do absolutely nothing. Kaleigh Langdon,18, was riding the bus home after work when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man on the bus. Not one person on the bus said or did anything to help her despite the fact she repeatedly hit him and swore loudly at him. She later reported the crime to the police who have since arrested Racil Hilan, 34, for two separate strings of sexual assaults on multiple victims on OC Transpo busses. Last summer, videos and pictures of a 16-year-old girl being tormented and raped by numerous offenders at a high school party were posted online. These videos show many people standing by watching, filming the atrocity or simply turning away and allowing the horrific crime to continue. Not a single call to 911 was placed and no witness reported the vicious assault to police despite incontrovertible proof that more than two dozen witnesses were present

during the rapes. Worse yet, no one put a stop to it or tried to help the young victim. Two high school football players have been found guilty of multiple charges. Sadly, these are not isolated incidents. You may be asking yourself what kind of person would do nothing when something like this happens right in front of them? You may be thinking only a monster would allow a sexual assault to take place in plain sight and do nothing. Yet the truth is these witnesses are regular people just like you. They have jobs and lives, and bills to pay. They are the neighbours you make small talk with, buy your groceries from, and hang out with on weekends. They are the “public.” These silent witnesses are, in fact, an integral component of our collective safety plan. We tell our daughters to stay in public, well-populated spaces. We tell them there is safety in numbers. But we never tell them there is a possibility that no one will care if they are being assaulted. That it is entirely likely people will stand idly by, watch and do nothing at all to help them. The assumption that our daughters, our sisters, wives, girlfriends will be safe in public is based on two dangerous beliefs. The first is the overwhelming practice of thinking she somehow invited the sexual

attention. It is extremely common to hear things like, “She led him on,” “She shouldn’t have gotten drunk,” “Did you see what she was wearing?” Do not assume that she welcomes the attention of a rapist or pervert intent on groping or violating her. Know that no victim wants to be sexually assaulted. Ever. It is always the fault of the person doing the assaulting. It is traumatic

enough for the victim to experience the assault itself without having to suffer through the additional trauma of victim-blaming as well. The second dangerous belief that prevents girls and women from finding safety in public is the expectation that witnesses will intervene, do something, anything, to help keep someone else safe. This presumption does not take into account

the vast majority of people who feel disconnected from strangers, who simply refuse to get involved, refuse to notice others and who work very hard to “mind their own business.” And that is problem. Stop! Just stop minding your own business. Be aware of your surroundings and the people in it. Notice them. Recognize that as members of our community and our society, we have

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EMC News – Town and Country Chrysler in Smiths Falls welcomed the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) March 16 for OFA Day. The day-long celebration was part of the dealership’s 50th Anniversary Community Partners program that gives back to community organizations every month throughout 2013. Town and Country Chrysler donated $500 to the OFA, who then passed the donations on to local 4H Clubs from Lanark, and Leeds. Melissa Fergusson received a donation from OFA president Mark Wales, while Carol Welch received a cheque from Town and Country Chrysler dealer principal Brad Kyle. From left: Eleanor Renaud, Melissa Fergusson, Mark Wales, Brad Kyle, Matthew Welch, Carol Welch, Brenda Dunster. Submitted photo

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Federal government needs to be accountable for First Nations issues DEAR EDITOR: Like most of us in Lanark County, I received the latest of MP Scott Reid’s controversial Householders on Friday. This one, like other issues before it, is an assault on the credibility of First Nations leaders and, like other issues before it, includes a completely disingenuous reader survey. I am asked to decide between being in favour of accountable government for First Nations or against it. Talk about loaded questions! Mr. Reid, no group of Canadians has ever been subjected to as much scrutiny for the funds they receive from the federal government as have native Canadians – and no group of Canadians has ever had as little control over the disposal of these funds. Let’s remember that money transfers from the feds to First Nations are a government-to-government transfer resulting from a treaty signed by both parties, not some kind of charity – just as

the federal government is constitutionally obliged to transfer a portion of its tax revenue to the provinces. Can you imagine the reaction of the Ontario government if the federal government publicly questioned whether or not it is using federal transfer payments honestly? We call them First Nations, because they are nations. What business does our federal government have telling them how to run their elections and do their bookkeeping? We are not “giving” them money – we are paying for the use of their lands for the last 200 years – and paying precious little at that. This householder must be seen first, as an attempt to sow discord between chiefs and the residents of reserves and, secondly, as an attempt to increase the misinformed distrust that many CaSee LETTER page 9

COMMENTARY Put on purple March 26 EMC Editorial – March 26 is Purple Day for Epilepsy. As March winds down, Epilepsy Awareness Month, this one day has been set aside in dedication of raising awareness of epilepsy. While it is called Purple Day, the colour is more specifically lavender, as explained by the Epilepsy Resource Centre. Purple or lavender, whatever the shade, the colour signifies a sense of togetherness, for those with epilepsy or seizure disorders to know they are not alone in living with their condition. According to the Purple Day website, research dictates “an estimated 50 million people” suffer from epilepsy worldwide, most beginning at the “extremes” of age - old age and childhood. While so far there is no cure for epilepsy, there are treatments, drugs which are used as therapy. The drugs aid in suppressing seizures. Other treatment includes surgery, whereby the “region of the brain that triggers the seizures, without affecting vital functions such as language, memory, movements and sensation,” is removed. For those with a loved one who has a seizure, the website suggests staying calm, removing objects which might cause harm from the area, to not hold the person or restrain their movements, do not put anything in their mouth, turn them on their side as the seizure ends, do not offer food or drink until the person is fully alert and to stay with the person until they are thinking clearly. Epilepsy is a condition of the brain, “characterized by recurrent seizures,” however, according to the website, one in 10 people will experience at least one seizure event in their lifetime. A single seizure though, is not epilepsy. Purple Day was originally founded by a nine-year-old girl in Nova Scotia who was dealing with epilepsy. Her goal was to raise awareness of the condition and to erase the stigma surrounding seizure disorders. For more information about Purple Day please visit www.purpleday.org.

Mary became talented at bringing herself to another place EMC Lifestyle - At an early age, I developed an ability that I thought at the time, saved me from many a disappointment, worry and even heartache, and put me in another world. It took a lot of patience, and a great deal of practice, and much trial and error, but when I had perfected the exercise, it gave me great satisfaction and peace of mind. Through deep concentration, and forcing my mind away from an unpleasant situation, I was able to move my thoughts from the source of my anguish, and into a more pleasant place. This time of year, many was the time I had to put into practice this talent I had developed. The ice was gone out of the Bonnechere and the current was fast, and the mud pout could be seen from the shore. The three brothers had been watching the spring breakup for weeks, and now the time had finally come. I hated the very thought of the method used by the brothers to catch the fish. Using spears, some of which were made from a pitchfork from the barn,

they straddled an old tree that had fallen across the river at a narrow point, and stabbed them without mercy. When the mud pout became part of our supper, Mother, aware of my squeamish stomach, would put a slice of meat on my plate, or let me have scrambled eggs. And as I sat at the supper table, I would put into place my talent. I would picture in my mind pieces of bologna, my very favourite treat, sitting on the platter of mud pout in front of me. And even when my hateful brother Emerson would smack his lips for my benefit, I was able to change in my mind, the picture of the mud pout and turn it into bologna. This talent was put to good use at the Northcote School on more than one occasion too. If bad Marguirite was getting on my nerves, which happened at least once a day, I would picture her in my mind with homemade flour bag underwear under her skirt. She made sure every girl at the Northcote School knew that her underpinnings came from Walker’s Store in Renfrew! I got so good at this trick of imagination, that I Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount mmount@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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could even see Pride of the Valley written across her seat! Emerson often said I was scared of my own shadow, and that wasn’t all that far from the truth. In the dark of night, in my bed, the sounds in the country terrified me. The whippoorwills in the distance, making their eerie cries, the wolves howling as they skirted the barnyard looking for their next meal, and the old house cracking from the frost in the dead of winter were all sounds that kept sleep at bay. Then I would call on this special talent I had developed over time. When these sounds surrounded me in my bed, I would force my mind’s eye to a street corner in Renfrew, to see the News Editors: Laurie Weir, Joe Morin, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Stacey Roy, Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Tiffany Lepack, Sabine Gibbins DISTRIBUTION: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-284-0124 ,ext. 27 CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Judy Michaelis Email: jmichaelis@perfprint.ca Lee Ann Gilligan Email: lgilligan@perfprint.ca Jennifer Coughlin Email: jcoughlin@perfprint.ca

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eye of this little floating angel high in our church, I pictured myself doing good deeds. The fear of the minister vanished. Every Friday afternoon without fail, Miss Crosby read from a storybook she would bring to the Northcote School. There was no such thing as a library at the one-room schoolhouse back in the ’30s. I would sit enthralled...not so much with the story, but from the sound of Miss Crosby’s sweet voice as she read from the book. She read with such inflection, you could picture yourself right inside the story. And it was then I would again transport my mind to another place. I would picture myself all grown up, far away from Northcote and the oneroom schoolhouse. In my mind’s eye I would be standing before great crowds of people, and I would be telling stories. The stories wouldn’t come from a book but would be of my own creation. Such were the unachievable dreams of a young child of the ’30s. All made possible through the simple act of imagination. • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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efforts to preserve and present all levels of government and their the Rideau Canal UNESCO agencies to preserve the future of World Heritage Site but we are the Rideau Canal. increasingly concerned about the future operating schedules of the Jason Kelly Rideau Waterway and the cuts to Chair, Rideau Heritage Route interpretive programs at Tourism Association lock stations. The Rideau is an iconic tourism asset with the potential to be much more of a significant driver of international visitation. It is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experience program is anxiously looking forward to welcoming some new Rideau-based programs but the current uncertainty of the waterway’s future is threatening this development. The impact of the cost-cutting measures would have devastating effects on the Rideau communities, tourism operators and stakeholders that depend on the Rideau. A concerted, long-term solution is needed. We support in principle our Rideau mayors and also the recent Regional Tourism Organizations’ (RTO) call to action in their letter dated Feb. 25 to bring Parks Canada, involved agencies and government organizations, the private sector and other key stakeholders together to develop a strategy to provide SPECIAL PECIAL TTRUCKLOAD RUCKLLOAD PURCHASE PURC CHASE for sustainable operation of the waterways into the future; and +1 Ê extend the moratorium on reductions - / to operating schedules until a long term strategy is developed. ÓÊ* ° Thank you for your consideration U//Ê/"*Ê"" , -/ and we look forward to being involved in future dialogue with

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MAR 23 & SUNDAY MAR 24, 1:00-2:30PM 113 Elizabeth Drive, Rideau Ferry ON www.113elizabethdr.com $649,000. LIVE ON THE RIDEAU! Within minutes of Historic Perth & an easy commute to Ottawa. Excellent paved access just off Rideau Ferry Road in the Hamlet of Rideau Ferry. Fantastic location between Ottawa and Kingston. Restaurant, marina and convience shopping nearby. This year round home has been meticulously renovated, with exception quality finish and workmanship throughout – must been seen to appreciate. Flexible Living and dining area shares a gorgeous wood burning fireplace with a decorative mahogany/marble mantle. Gleaming Merbau, maple and oak hardwood flooring along with quality ceramic, porcelain and marble flooring. Spacious family room with fireplace and patio doors leading to deck overlooking lake. Like paging through a magazine – each room offers fresh ideas and decor. Master bedroom features a beautiful ensuite bath with heated marble flooring. Games room could easily be an in-law suite or private quest suite with its own 3-pc bathroom, wet bar and lakeside balcony. New propane On-Demand boiler – efficient heating and domestic hot water. Landscaped grounds with fenced yard, large permanent dock/lakeside deck with covered boat port and boat lift. Attached 2 car garage with interior entry. MLS# 856822. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

NEW LISTING

Well maintained building fronting on the main street of heritage Town of Perth. 2000 sq ft of store front/office/retail and an additional 7000 sq ft perfect to convert to retail/ storage/ residential development. Its size and location make this building a unique opportunity for any business wanting to be in the downtown core. Offer Price $549,000 Call Paul Martin 613-264-1023

208 Gore Street East $194,900 Good solid older home in the town of Perth- beautiful deep 203 foot lot provides loads of room to garden or play- this home is in very good condition with updates completed in the past few years- hardwood floors in front hall, living room & main floor family room- main floor 3 piece bath redone- most of the house repainted- new ceramic tile floor, cabinets, counter top, lighting & window in the eat-in kitchen- main floor laundry with access to rear deck & backyard- upper level has large landing, 2 bedrooms, walk-in closet & 3 piece bath with original clawfoot tub- nice raised garden beds, clothesline, paved driveway & separate garage200 amp hydro service, gas heat, shingles updated in 2005 & 2009- very affordable! MLS# 092101003003000 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 www.sherisells.ca

NEVIS ESTATE

Rooms with a view! Water, sunsets, wildlife! Private location near the end of a road - 185 feet on The Big Rideau for the boating enthusiast who loves to travel the Rideau system. Year round home with great design for entertaining. $314,000 Call Barbara Shepherd cell -613 326-1361

DOWNTOWN PERTH

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 24, 12:00-1:00PM

WATERFRONT

$819,000. Built in 1842 the original stone house is of hybrid architectural styles including late Georgian, Neoclassical and Gothic Revival and these stone cottages are seen frequently in the Ottawa Valley - situated on a 4.05 acre lot within Heritage Perth, the main house is approximately 7000 square feet in area and is currently being operated as a bed & breakfast. This 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom home has been a single family estate home through most of it’s history. Paul Martin 613-264-0123

COUNTRY PRIVACY 168 Chambers Street $137,500 Great investment opportunity at a geat price. This duplex offers a 1 bedroom on lower level and 2 bedroom upper. Both units nicely rented following renovations including: new roof, paint, kitchen, flooring and much more! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 cathie-mccabe@coldwellbanker.ca

$699,900 This 1830’s stone home is situated on a private 81 acres with approximately 2460 feet of mississippi river frontagebeautiful river views from this 3218 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse- large principal room with a mix of wide board red pine & hardwood flooring- oversized trim & mouldings- both the dining and living room have large wood burning fireplaces Paul Martin 613-264-0123 / Oral Pretty

BEST LOCATION IN PERTH!

BURGESSWOOD

BE IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF! Perfect location on the corner of the 2 main streets in historic Perth - well known and established card and gift shop in business 27 years and in the same location for about 20 years - great window frontage, signage & display opportunities turnkey. Call for details and showings. MLS#855237 Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

Spacious! Cathedral ceilings! Glorious light! 5 bdrms total with 2 full baths, separate dining room & living room with eating area and walkout to deck. Private 2.8 acre lot. $319,900 Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

Only 10 min. to Perth! Deeded access to Otty Lake!

PERTH AND AREA’S NUMBER ONE SALES TEAM!

Sheri Mahon-Fournier* Andrew Rivington* Joanne Bennell* 613-812-1215 613-812-3280 613-812-0505

Bob Ferguson* 613-812-8871

Barbara Shepherd* 613-326-1361

Christian Allan* 613-207-0834

Oral Pretty* 613-264-0123

Julia Scotland** 613-390-0401

THE EMC - 12 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Norene Allan* 613-812-0407

Cathie McCabe* 613-284-6263

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2-4 pm 189 Flora Street

Corner lot in Rock Haven Park - 2 bdrm., 2 bath, well maintained vaulted ceiling, forced air, gas furnace and HWT central air, deck, shed and more!

Immaculate 4 bdrm. bungalow. Sensational inside and out! Main flr. fam. rm. w/fireplace. Huge L-shaped rec rm, fenced backyard, backs onto open space.

Stunning, 4 bdrm. on double private lot. Completely updated, hardwood, radiant tile, gorgeous sunroom. Cherry wood kit. w/granite. Fully landscaped and much, much more!!!

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2-4 pm 239 Miguel Street, Carleton Place

625 Bluebird Hill - Rockhaven Park

Just listed! 2+1 bdrm. raised bungalow. Spacious foyer with access to garage and covered back porch. 1 1/2 baths. Roof shingles in 2010. Double paved driveway and much more!

$319,900ÊUʓÃ›ÊnÈäx{{ Marly Burke Y R T UN W CO GALO U B N

229 Heather Crescent

2818 Concession 3C

112 Brittany Street

67 George Street

Spacious and professionally designed built home within minutes of Almonte. Granite counters, maple cupboards, hardwood floors, open concept living area and more...

Investment property with 2 - two bedroom units. Includes 2 fridges, 2 stoves, 2 propane furnaces and much more.

Model home now finished and ready to view. Choose your lot, your model at great prices.

$599,900ÊUʓÃ›ÊnÎÎÇäx Marly Burke

$579,900ÊUʓÃ›Ên{Èn{x Jason/Gerry Coleman

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John Coburn Broker

Rhonda Brunke Sales Representative

Marly Burke Broker

Jeff Wilson Sales Representative

Carolyn Renwick Sales Representative

613-283-2121

Brokerage EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY MARCH 23, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

NEW LISTING

DUPLEX

43 ELMSLEY ST. - $139,900

OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY MARCH 23, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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NEW LISTING

433 STATION RD. - $234,900 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

Brokerage EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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14 SADDLE – $68,000 HOSTESS:ANNA KOWALEWSKI*

30 BELL – $221,000 ROB GARVIN* 16.5 ACRES

10050 CTY. RD. 15 - $349,900 ROB GARVIN*

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOUSE

4 FORD CRES. – $409,900 HOSTESS:ANNA KOWALEWSKI* NEW LISTING

605 MACPHERSON - $ ANDREA GEAUVREAU*

10 ACRES

SUNDAY MARCH 24, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

143 RIDEAU FERRY RD. – $319,900 HOSTESS:ANNA KOWALEWSKI* 37 ACRES KEMPTVILLE

NEW LISTING

5 McGILL ST. - $89,900 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

306 EDWARD SCOTT RD. - $294,900 ANDREA GEAUVREAU*

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885 TOWNLINE RD. - $349,900 ROB GARVIN*

Jacalyn Feenstra

BEAUTIFUL HOME

NEW LISTING

HORSE FARM

NEW LISTING

Kevin Grimes

OPEN HOUSE

Vicki Behn-Belland Sales Representative

Your Choice Realty Inc.

LEGEND: ***Broker of Record **Broker *Sales Representative

1 MARGUERITE ST. - $238,000 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

ANDREA GEAUVREAU*

Karen Duncan Sales Representative

www.c21smithsfalls.ca SELLING HOUSES... CREATING HOMES

859 MATHESON DR. - $279,900 HOSTESS:ANNA KOWALEWSKI*

2793 HWY 43 – $229,900

$339,900ÊUʓÃ›Ênx™xÈn Jason/Gerry Coleman

Jason Coleman Sales Representative

59 BECKWITH STREET NORTH Smiths Falls Your Choice Realty Inc.

Glorious picturesque views, cathedral ceilings, hardwood, large open concept, loft, main floor guest room.

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5 S E ACR

Custom home on 15.48 acres. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen, open concept living area. Sunken lvgrm. with 12 foot patio doors and gas f/p. Master suite is massive with huge walk-in closet & ensuite bath. Shiny tigerwood flring! Call today.

Robin J. Ferrill Broker of Record

133 Nelson Street Charming turn of the century brick home with original floors and trim and large fenced yard.

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41 LINE 7 – $319,900 ROB GARVIN*

2 SADDLE – $85,000 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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THE EMC - 13 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

611 TOWNLINE ROAD – $219,900 ROB GARVIN*

426 CTY., RD. 41 -$219,900 ROB GARVIN*

Anna Kowalewski

Andrea Geauvreau

Sales Representative

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613-875-7842

613-296-3309

Jessyka Auclair Sales Representative

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3977 MCDONALD CORNERS ROAD 1709 DORAN ROAD, MABERLY Incredible one of a kind Log home, 3 beds/2 baths, loft master suite, 3.64 acres of pure nature. $419,900 Call Silvia Blanchard: 613 294 3661

3 bed waterfront home - open plan one level living for entertaining, transom windows, vaulted ceilings and balcony to enjoy the views. Huge walkout basement to finish to your wishes. A gentle slope to the shoreline gives access to great swimming & water fun on Bass Lake. $549,000 Call Rebecca Wissler: 613 264 9481

BLACK LAKE BEAUTY

SUN MARCH 24, 12 – 1PM 1388 CON 8, DALHOUSIE

Year-round home/cottage on very private 1 acre lot w/200ft clean waterfront & great access! 3bed/2bath with gorgeous elevated views to enjoy from upper & lower decks! Well & septic in place. No public access to Black Lake ensures tranquil, pristine water to enjoy. $249,900

Cozy and comfortable well cared for 2+1 bedroom bungalow,hdwd floors, m/f office, sun room, full finished bsmt with bar,air source heat pump, 2 car detached garage/wrksp, a refreshing a/g pool. You will love to entertain family and friends here. Nicely situated on a private 1.8 acre lot. $224,900. Call Sheri D’Aoust: 613 812 9344

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Full scribe log bungalow custom built in 1988 on private forested 30 acres. Open concept great room w/vaulted ceiling. Open kitchen w/lg island. Master in separate wing with 3pc ensuite. 2beds &4pc in other wing. Basement workshop $332,500. Call Bridget O’Flaherty: 613 264 7519

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66 B 12, RIDEAU LAKES

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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

Country living at its best! Newly renovated 7 unit building with detached bungalow spacious units - lots of parking - 5 minutes to Perth. Seller will consider a possible trade or possible V.T.B. $689,000

Start your dreams today by purchasing this exceptional lot in prime location in Merrickville. $265,000

PERTH

STITTSVILLE

MERRICKVILLE

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.

PERTH Unique opportunity close to Heritage Perth. This 1 acre property is zoned Industrial and has a high 3 bed brick bungalow in private setting, 15 mins to quality 2 storey residential home, plus a commercial Perth. Lg rec room on lower level w/cozy woodstove. building-approx. 1350 sq. ft.-propane in floor heatLow maintenance home to call your own. $242,500 ing. Unlimited uses for this property. $549,000.

TAY VALLEY

Many upgrades to this Ashcroft home in great location. Many upgrades, expansive master - luxury ensuite, huge walk in closet. Open plan concept living/kitchen, fireplace, storage, patio doors to large deck, fenced yard. $415,000

30 min to Kanata, 5 min to Perth on newly paved rd! Perfect for 1st time Buyer/retiree & ideal for commuter! Cozy family rm w/woodstove, oak kitchen open to living/dining, spacious screened porch overlooks private back yd. 20x24ft insulated det.garage. Move-in ready! $219,500.

SUN MARCH 24, 1:30 – 2:30PM 126 IZATT ROAD, MCDONALDS CORNERS

Looking for a waterfront home with privacy? 1000’ water frontage on Izatt lake/Mississippi river,4.97 acres, m/f ktch/dining area; l/r w/woodstove & garden doors; master bdrm w/walk in closet; 2nd floor 33’ x 26’ undeveloped, endless possibilities, a spectacular view all around! $399,900 Host: Sheri D’Aoust 613 812 9344

SUNDAY MARCH 24, 1-2:30PM 24 CHURCH STREET, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. 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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OTTY LAKE WESTPORT AREA

DRUMMOND/N ELMSLEY

COUNTRY LIVING

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

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

Gorgeous custom built home on 12 acres. 3+1 bdrm, 3 baths, cherry kitchen, fireplace, Walk/out bsmt with rec room and bar, eternity pool, arctic spa, 2 large garages/workshops. An amazing home, call for details. $499,900.

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CONDO PERTH

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

2 bed condo unit with balcony w/wonderful views from 8th floor. Open & bright living area. In-ground pool for exercise and cooling off in the summer months. Minutes from shopping and recreation in Historic Perth. $159,000

OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY 3:00 TO 5:00 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT Model Suite at Best Western Plus Hotel in Perth Executive luxury condos on the Tay. 1 to 3 bedrooms. All units have river views. Starting from $325,900 Pre-selling now.

Enjoy amazing sunrises, great views & easy access to your new 4 season cottage! Open concept designknotty pine ceilings & hwd/lam flrs. 3 good sized beds & 3pc bath. Expansive new decking & stairs down to dock. New siding, soft & fascia, doors & windows. $317,500 exclusive listing

3 Bedroom Bungalow, built in 2012, Riverfront Estates, $409,900. Host Silvia Blanchard 613 294 3661

MIDDLEVILLE Commercial/Retail space SELLER WILL HOLD MORTGAGE FOR QUALIFIED BUYER $125,000

Beautiful home for the growing family 3+1 bedrooms, huge family room with woodstove, in-ground pool, barn. $319,900

SUN MARCH 24, 1 – 3PM 452 VAN DUSEN STREET, ALMONTE

THE LINKS, PERTH

DREAMS FOR SALE - CHOOSE WISELY… CHOOSE THE EMC - 14 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

RURAL KEMPTVILLE


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Saturday March 23 11:00am-12:00pm 22 Bay Rd 2793 Hwy 43 869 Matheson Dr

Lombardy Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

REAL ESTATE TANYA EVOY

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277 Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

metro-city

Sales Representative DIRECT 613.285.4214 OFFICE 613.692.8200

realty ltd., Brokerage Independently owned and operated Clapp Lane, Suite 100, Manotick, ON K4M 1A3

11:00am-12:30pm 148 North Rd

Smiths Falls Rural Tanya Evoy 613-285-4214

11:30am-12:30pm 2096 Rosedale Rd 8 Pearl St Unit 104

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158 Wendy Hillier 613-285-4476

www.tanyaevoy.ca

Perth

Doug Forde 613-285-5132

Smiths Falls

Rob Garvin 613-284-6968

12:30pm-2:00pm 14 Saddle

Smiths Falls

Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

1:00pm-2:00pm Ferrara Dr Model Homes 20 Anderson St

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

Tina McPhee 613-285-5133 Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277

OPEN HOUSE SAT. MAR. 23, 1 PM – 2:30 PM NEW LISTING 104 Western Ave, Smiths Falls

Lot 8 Conc. 6 William Campbell Rd., 103 Acres in Montague

$187,000

$256,500

882 Stanley Rd., Perth rural

OPEN HOUSE SAT. MAR. 23, 11 AM – 12:30 PM 148 North Road, Smiths Falls Rural

PROUDLY SERVING: PERTH, SMITHS FALLS, CARLETON PLACE & SURROUNDING AREAS

1:00pm-2:30pm 104 Western Ave 113 Elizabeth Dr 424 Townline Rd W

Smiths Falls Rural Tanya Evoy 613-285-4214 Rideau Ferry Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 Carleton Place Barbara Couch 613-596-5353

2:00pm-3:00pm 4 Ford Cres

Smiths Falls

Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

2:00pm-4:00pm 37 Barclay St

Carleton Place

Sam Kerr 613-229-7565

List with your local “A” team! OUR SOLD SIGNS ARE SPRINGING UP!!!

Sunday March 24

SOLD!

Dalhousie Perth

Sheri D’Aoust 613-812-9344 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

1:00pm-2:00pm Ferrara Dr Model Homes 1 Windsor Cres 143 Rideau Ferry Rd

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Rideau Ferry

Tina McPhee 613-285-5133 Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277 Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

1:00pm-2:30pm 24 Church St 113 Elizabeth Dr

Perth Rideau Ferry

Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

1:00pm-3:00pm 663 Bennies Cor Rd 1656 Drummond Con 10A 1056 Baily Rd 158 Hillcrest Rd

Almonte Drummond N/E Sharbot Lake Appleton

Heather Smith 613-256-3114 Barbara Couch 613-596-5353 Barbara Couch 613-596-5353 Barbara Couch 613-596-5353

1:00pm-4:00pm 663 Bennies Corners Rd

Mississippi Mills

Heather Smith 613-256-3114

1:30pm-2:30pm 126 Izatt Rd

McDonald’s Corners Sheri D’Aoust 613-812-9344

19 GRANT ST., PERTH

PERTH RURAL $349,900

WATERFRONT $299,900

PERTH CONDO $249,500

PERTH DUPLEX $199,900

SMITHS FALLS RURAL $169,900

PERTH NEW LISTING $159,900

FRANKVILLE $149,900

YOUR LOCAL “A” TEAM

Allan Sales Representatives

Carleton Place Carleton Place Carleton Place Carleton Place

Lee Ann Legault 613-294-2440 Robin Ferrill 613-253-3175 Giovanna Spezzano 613-253-1000 Marly Burke 613-253-3175

Christian 613-207-0834

Settlement Realty Brokerage

2 Wilson Street East, Perth

613-264-0123

Each office is Independently Owned & Operated

Norene 613-812-0407

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2:00pm-4:00pm 25 Prince St 189 Flora Street 422 Ferrill St 239 Miguel St

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1 Main Street West, Smiths Falls 613-205-0999

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Saturday, March 23, 1pm - 2pm 20 Anderson Street, Smiths Falls $139,900 MLS: 849940

22 Bay Rd., Lombardy $274,900 MLS: 850477

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45 First Street, Smiths Falls $129,900 MLS: 861845

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2860 Cty. Rd. 43 E., Merrickville $269,900 MLS: 861719

Joanne Keays OfďŹ ce Administrator

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 24, 1-3 PM LOG HOME LOVERS TAKE A MINUTE TO INDULGE YOURSELF! This setting is out of a Currier & Ives postcard, gorgeous woodland invites you to enjoy this 1.2 St Custom country retreat. Everything you have on your wish list; Soaring Vaulted ceilings, Open Concept Design, Main level Den/OfďŹ ce & Guest Bedrm for Inlaws, Second oor Loft with bird’s eye view to the panoramic Main Level & stunning hardwood oors thruout.LL partially ďŹ nished with Radiant oor heating. A “YESTERYEAR VERANDAâ€? OVERLOOKS 1.5 ACRES OF TOWERING TREES! See you Sunday‌ MLS: # 854296

$429,900

Sunday, March 24, 1pm - 2pm

1 Windsor Cres., Smiths Falls $269,900 MLS: 854634 W G NE TIRNM LISFA

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HEATHER AFFLECK Sales Representative

Search online @www.evelynlee.ca heather.afeck@shaw.ca For the home of your dreams 613-812-80344

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 24, 1-3 PM HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO APPLETON, CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST QUAINT VILLAGES IN THE OTTAWA VALLEY! This stunning custom style Home is nestled on a 1 acre Picturesque setting facing South with a view of the Mississippi River & a view of quiet ďŹ elds & a Community Park to the North. A welcoming full Veranda invites you to this eclectic 3 Bedroom 3 Bth 2 St Design. Expansive rear Deck and 27 Ft Round Pool makes a great intro for the Kids. The 30 Ft Master Bdr & decadent Ensuite with relaxing Soaker Tub, was deďŹ nitely designed for enjoyment, & is sure to be a hit for Mom & Dad. DON’T MISS THIS IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR WOW! MLS: # 851856

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 24, 1-3 PM CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE SPENDING EVERY SUMMER BOATING & ENTERTAINING ON SPARKLING SHARBOT LAKE?? Early Retirees, this home has it all, Fabulous, waterfront with easy access to stroll on a at, groomed topography to the Lake. A relaxing design that invites you to enjoy a stress free lifestyle, IDEAL lower level walkout from a gorgeous, fully ďŹ nished sunlit Family/Games Rm and to top it off, a decadent, conveniently located, 3 piece Bath with large Glass Walk-in Shower. A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN SURE TO AWAKEN THE ARTIST WITHIN! MLS: # 859621

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IF YOU LOVE MISSISSIPPI LAKE & YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A COOL CONTEMPORARY HOME‌ Beck’s Shore offers Fab Lake Front living. Nestled on leased land this reno’d gem invites you to live an affordable life on the lake. Charming Deck across the road includes Dock, great swimming & boating. An open concept bung w/an eclectic Loft skillfully designed & decorated w/pizzazz. Designer laminate, great Kit/Island & Bth w/Granite/Air Tub complete the picture. A WOW! Det Gar. STUNNING GARDENS & POND ON A PRIVATE PICTURESQUE WATERFRONT ACCESS SETTING!

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2040 ASHTON STATION RD, ASHTON ARTISANS/ ACADEMICS PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS COOL HOME. THIS BUNGALOW EMBRACES THE JOCK RIVER IN THE CHARMING VILLAGE OF ASHTON, Stroll down the street to Church or grab a coffee at the Ashton General Store, this Ottawa Valley setting is oh so friendly and wait until you see this eclectic Bungalow. Hardwood Floors a 70’s Brick corner FFP & cozy Wood Stove, both WETT certiďŹ ed, set the stage for contemporary furnishings & cool Art. The newly installed stainless Kit is simply Devine. This property is ideal for a Buyer who seeks a home that is out of the ordinary, you will love the Fab Master Suite with walk-in closet & Ens. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF UPGRADES ARE YOURS FOR A LIFETIME!! MLS: # 859832

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SEARCHING FOR TOTAL PRIVACY & A SUPERIOR PROPERTY? Natural light and a unique architectural design can change everything; it transforms space, alters your mood and affects the ambience of an entire home. I invite you to visit this impressive property, nestled in a “One of a Kind� feng shui setting. Walking distance to the groomed Beckwith Trails, hike, cross country ski or bird watch in this safe 3 klm woodland retreat. You will love the eat in Kit with a cozy Veranda overlooking gorgeous perennial gardens. AN INCREDIBLE COUNTRY HOME ON A SPECTACULAR WOODED SETTING! MLS: # 860757

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EMC News –There was much hugging, helloing and dealing with Saturday’s bitter winds when a group of Colombian exchange students met their new host families in the Canadian Tire parking lot in Carleton Place, one of two Lanark County drop-off spots. The exchange is being coordinated through the Upper Canada District School Board. Left, Lynda Webster welcomes Maria Paulapaes to Canada. Above, Rob Burns, centre, and Daynen Hodge-Buckland, 9, left, welcome Mariana San Juan.

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New conservation authority report cards provide check up on state of Ontario’s environment The report cards, which start rolling out March 18 online at www. conservationontario.ca, specifically look at how water and land resources are connected to each other and how our actions impact the health of those resources. “Watershed reporting helps to communicate baseline information on watershed health, to identify local and regional differences, and to show us where to target our efforts for the most impact,” said Hibma. Examples of activities that conservation authorities, landowners and their partners do to improve conditions in local watersheds include watershed planning, stewardship initiatives such as tree planting, rural water quality activities, water conservation

programs, flood and erosion control, stormwater management and green infrastructure. Ontario’s water and land resources provide important ecological, economic and societal benefits and should be protected. Forests, lakes, rivers, natural spaces, wetlands, soils, plants and animals are all necessary for clean air, safe drinking water, sustainable water supplies, food, fuel, energy and most important, healthy bodies and minds. Challenges such as urbanization and climate change significantly impact the health and resiliency of our watersheds which we need in order to adapt to changing global and local conditions. In order to plan how to protect these important resources, it’s critical to monitor conditions and

then analyze them in order to find out what it’s telling us about changing conditions in local watersheds. “We’re very pleased to launch the first of these watershed report cards,” Hibma said. “More will be added as they are available.” The report cards report on three resource categories: surface water quality, forest conditions, and groundwater quality. The purpose of the report cards is to inform people living in Ontario about local conditions and to provide a management and evaluation tool for conservation authorities and other practitioners to measure environmental change and target programs. The conservation authorities’ watershed report cards are designed

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EMC News – In conjunction with Canada Water Week, Ontario’s conservation authorities have started to release a new series of watershed report cards that provide a check up on the current state of many of Ontario’s watersheds in terms of lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater and forest conditions. “Conservation authorities have been monitoring and assessing local conditions across Ontario for years and these report cards bring that information to the general public in a very user-friendly, informative way which we hope will help all of us make good decisions about how to protect important water and land resources that we rely on every day,” said Dick Hibma, chair of Conservation Ontario.

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They travelled far to pay tribute to Canadian legend Musical Musings STEVE TENNANT

the trunk. They’d drove in from Sudbury. We managed to get indoors, to our relief, joining about 75 people of all ages. From a sunny arrival, ten minutes later it was snowing so hard I couldn’t see the end of the building. The snow didn’t last long but these gusts kept happening through the next four hours as the line grew outside around the Memorial Gardens. Oh, and the stories... While heading from the parking lot to the building a car pulled up and two friends, bleary-eyed, stepped out. Dave Gunning and JP Cormier from the east coast were just heading in to a soundcheck but stopped to chat for a moment. They’d been to the family funeral the day before and so had travelled hard to get there, each having toured with Tom for periods of time and both incredibly humbled to be asked to be part of Tom’s wish list as players for his own memorial. They humbly travelled far. My friend spoke to a guy who shared he’d been in a bar somewhere in Ontario years ago and was trying to pick up this gal he’d met. When she said she was from Elliot Lake he said he knew a Stompin’ Tom song about there and their conversation continued to the point they’ve now been married many years. They drove a long way to be there. Some guys next to us travelled from Iroquois Falls, northeast of Timmins. One of them stated, “When we first heard his music we laughed but then we realized he was singing about us.” They’d

been singin’ Stompin’ Tom songs for the past 30 years together so they made the trek in his honour. I think that’s how it happened for many of us. I remember hearing Tom’s tunes first on an 8-track one of my friends would play as they drove me home from “Slumber College” and seeing him at The Horseshoe Tavern in ‘Tranna.’

We laughed and laughed but the tunes were infecting and you couldn’t help remembering at least one of his tunes. Mine was ‘Goodbye Rubberhead’...don’t ask me why. Later, when he returned his Junos I held him in higher esteem as with so much quality music See MUSINGS page 23

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EMC Lifestyle – For most who attend concerts, club shows, etc., it’s “the moment”... that “moment” they are being entertained that they take home with them. What many fail to realize is what’s gone on to make that event happen. Most don’t realize while the entertainer is doing just that for you, entertaining, they are not with family, they miss most family and other important functions being on the road for hours and hours between shows, good weather and bad, for weeks or months at a time. For two musicians, it was the other way around recently, as friends, fans, fellow musicians travelled far to remember them. As I jumped in the car I knew I was going to miss ‘Hockey Night in Lanark,’ my old timer game so rarely skipped by myself, but it was with good reason. Each of us in the car had our own reason for travelling the two hours to Peterborough to attend Stompin’ Tom’s Memorial. One lad far younger than I brought along a program from a 1973 Stompin’ Tom concert he’d gone to with his long departed dad, while growing up in New Brunswick and wore a Stompin’ Tom t-shirt he’d got at a more recent show in Ottawa. Another lad, not known for being a music lover and rarely leaves his property, was interestingly first to jump at the chance of going with us, out of respect and the fond memories Tom’s music brought him. So, off we went with a Stompin’ Tom CD on repeat. We were not alone...they travelled from everywhere...a pilgrimage! We arrived at 1 p.m. knowing the doors didn’t open until 5 p.m. and the memorial started at 7 p.m., but we wanted to make sure we secured one of the 3,800, first-come first-in, free seats. Scoping out the parking lot, there was already a car with a life-size Stompin’ Tom cut out standing beside, the car’s previous inhabitants milling about and his music blasting from

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being made in Canada, we should be recognizing them here now (and I’ll add I feel we should be upping the percentage of Canadian music being expected to be played on radio). As I learned to appreciate acoustic and country music I became increasingly impressed with Tom’s songs and patronage of our country. I’d never heard the song ‘Wop May,’ about a Canadian flying ace. Well there was a woman there claiming to be his granddaughter and she and all her family were there, young and old. Another person had a brick-sized speaker box that played his whole Stompin’ Tom library from his cellphone to the crowd. The commonality of our reason for being there seemed to make us all instant friends. He played her grandfather’s tune several times and

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I have since looked Wop May up and now see why Tom wanted to tell his story. In our waiting area, people came prepared with lawn chairs. They shared pizzas and of course, more and more stories. At one point a 12-year-old lad started up what turned into a rousing version of ‘The Hockey Song’ and he knew all the words. An older man I spoke to, whom I realized had an intellectual disability, came up by bus from Oshawa to pay his respects. You could tell how much it meant for him to be there. All economic strata were represented as were age groups. After four hours of waiting together we were one big happy family. I won’t go on describing the whole event because it’s been covered lots but I will share the following comments. After all that wait, finally sitting down and the bars being opened, the crowd

started to get into a kitchen party atmosphere but it was noteworthy and a proud moment when all partying ceased out of respect as Tom’s casket was carried onstage by an RCMP colour guard. His Order of Canada medal sat on a pedestal as did his guitar beside it. His wife Lena placed his black hat on top of the casket and leaned his last stomping board against it. The Peterborough Pop Ensemble did a beautiful vocal version of ‘O Canada’ I’d heard once before in the same location, for the Peterborough Pete’s season opener, and was equally impressed. And yes, there were more stories. Brian Edwards, his longtime promoter; Ken Dryden; the Honourable Adrienne Clarkson; and an old high school colleague of mine, Deane Cameron, past president of EMI and the one who got Tom back out on the road after a 12-year hiatus, kept the crowd entertained with their remembrances,

as Tom had planned. Then there was the music. Tim Hus (who’s played O’Reilly’s in Perth) had been opened for Tom on his last tours and was apparently felt by Tom to be a sort of protege. Sylvia Tyson and Cindy Church, Dave Gunning and JP Cormier, his band made up of many players from many eras, Dave Bidini and Damhnait Doyle all musically shared as Tom had wished. The kitchen party came to an end with a rousing group sing of ‘Sudbury Saturday Night’ before Tom’s casket was carried off. Just as those who travelled afar, so will his legend travel and continue to grow. It was a truly memorable event. A few days earlier I attended a smaller tribute but one in which the same travelling from away happened out of respect for the wonderful musician, community spirit and all round good guy, Ray Donaldson. The

Lanark Civitan Club was packed with fans from all over. Musicians and fans travelled far to show their respects... guitar ace Steve Piticco came from Brighton, Andy Schick on pedal steel came from Kingston, Dan Washburn on bass came from Stirling, Jerry Lee from Renfrew, John Voss from Sharbot Lake and sound man Dave Perry from Brighton were joined by locals Freddy Dixon, Harry Adrain, Driftin’ Doug and Mary Clapp to name a few. Charlie and Val Smith played and also organized the event that raised over $1,700 for the cancer society. I’m sure Stompin’ Tom and ‘Raymi’ were both at their respective tributes and were humbled to know people took the time to travel one more time to remember all they’d shared. Music moves us in mysterious and wonderful ways. Support live music forever.

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I would like to thank the Smiths Falls Civitan people, paramedics, ambulance, emergency staff, doctors and nurses, for their quick response to my near death experience. Thanks for the prayers and phone calls. Doug Bowes

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The family of DOROTHY ERWIN cordially invite you to an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate their Mother’s 80TH BIRTHDAY at Perthshire Community Centre 27 Lally Lane, Perth on Saturday, March 30, from 2-4 p.m. Best Wishes Only

HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY Terry and Lynn Buffam March 19, 2013 Please join us in the celebration on March 23, 2013 at Perth Legion Br. 244 8:00 p.m. Music: Mathew Dickson, Steve Hanah and Cal Henderson IN MEMORIAM

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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 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”.

21st 1972 - Kenny, Edith 1972 - Bhe, Rev. Robert D. 2001 - Anderson, Mabel Jean 2001 - Harris, Alfred Neale 2006 - Cole, Brent Frank 2009 - Lalonde, Stewart Wilson 22nd 1980 - Waddell, Lillian Isabel 1990 - Jones, Doris Margaret 1999 - Scott, Robert Armstrong (Bob) 2002 - Rath, John Elmer 23rd 1980 - Kelly, Mary Ann 24th 1984 - James, Candace Elizabeth Marie 1986 - MacFarlane, David George 1989 - Guay, Lawrence James (Larry) 1995 - Drummond, David Stewart

2004 - Houston, Jean Elizabeth (Betty) 2008 - Risch, Theodore Werner “Ted” 2012 - Ladouceur, Alma Mae 25th 1975 - Goudie, Janet Dunlop 1983 - Kennedy, Dorothy Marion 26th 2006 - Langtot, Sheryl Therese 2011 - Duncan, Helen Forsythe 27th 1983 - Lowry, Gertrude Lillian 1992 - Pratt, Ernest Frederick 1992 - Dark, Alice Maud 1997 - Kidder, Emmie 1999 - Bourk, Gordon Allen 2001 - Dickson, Annie Edwards 2010 - Inch, Rose Lorraine

CALEB NIKORA REWI – Born February 3, 2013 at Smiths Falls Hospital. Ecstatic parents are Te Kapua and Lindsay Rewi, Perth, Ontario. Grandparents Randy and Leah Williams, Aunt Cristy, Koro Mark and Nana Tiare, several aunts and uncle in Australia all welcome our little blessing from God. Thanks to Dr. Brambilla, Dr. McGregor, Dr. Kerner and hospital staff for your great care.

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I would like to sincerely thank relative, friends and neighbours, for sharing in my 90th Birthday party at the Villa. The flowers, cards, tickets and gifts were greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Debbie and the staff of the Villa for all their help. Thanks again, Catherine Watt CLR419150

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Raymond & Brenda Hutchinson are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqui Hutchinson to Jesse Robertson. Son of Marvin Robertson & Shelley Graham, and stepson of Andrew Graham. Wedding to take place in Jamaica on December 11 2013.

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THANK YOU With love and appreciation we would like to thank everyone for phone calls, cards and gifts we received for our anniversary. Many thanks and love to our son and his wife, Terry and Bev and our daughter and her husband, Debra and Garry for all the work and planning for this special day. Also thanks to Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club for a delicious meal. Thanks again. Marg and Torrence McDonnell

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JORDAN, Andrew – In loving memory of a dear Grandson who passed away March 20, 2001. They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel. For no-one knows our heartache That lies behind our smiles No-one knows how many times We have broken down and cried. Andrew, we want to tell you something So there won’t be any doubt You’re so wonderful to think of But so hard to be without. Lovingly remembered Grandpa and Grandma Jordan

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CARD OF THANKS The family of the late Larry Leslie would like to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported us through Larry’s short illness and sudden passing. Larry would have been honoured and humbled by your outpouring of kindness. Larry was a devoted father to Greg, Matt and Philip, special father to David, loving husband of Susan. We thank you all for your prayers, calls, emails, cards, donations, flowers, food and transportation. To Malcolm MacIntosh, a special thank you for the beautiful and personal service and to the pallbearers; Ken Thomson, Graham Merpaw, Stacy Robertson, Greg, Matt and Tom Leslie and honorary bearer David. Thank you to the Life Skill staff and especially Carin Naismith for your support to help David find his way during this difficult time. To Wendy Doherty, thank you is not enough, you were there for us and Larry every step of the way, going above and beyond. Thank you to the staff and volunteers of Smiths Falls Hospital and Dr. G. Hendry and staff for the exceptional care and also Scott at Blair & Sons. Larry was a gentle man with whom you could laugh with, lean on, learn from and love. He leaves us with the best of memories. Susan Leslie & family

FOSTER, Myrna – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed away March 23, 2011. No one knows our heartaches, Only those who have lost can tell Of the grief that we bear in silence For the one we loved so well. Sunshine passes, shadows fall Love’s remembrance outlasts all; And though the years be many or few, They are filled with remembrance of you. Sadly missed George and family and the Harris families


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HARRIS Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, after a lengthy illness, with his wife by his side, on Sunday March 17, 2013, at the age of 73.

Colin Harris Loving husband of Doreen. Stepfather of Claire. Dear brother of Gil, Barley and Shirley. At Colin’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Colin’s ashes will return home to England. For those who wish, a donation to L.A.W.S., or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home (613) 257-3113. www.barkerfh.com

Seymour Ethel Irene Seymour (née White)

(aka Renée Marquette) Peacefully, in her 101st year on March 16th. Born in December 1912, Ethel led a rich and colourful life shortly after she met her true love, Harold, at Danforth Technical High School in Toronto. Harold made his living in show business with a series of dance acts, and in 1934, during Prohibition, they were secretly married in Montreal between supper-club shows at an illegal speakeasy run by gangsters; their best man was the club’s bouncer. Upon returning home from World War II, Harold, who was in the Tin Hats Entertainment Corp of the Canadian Army, formed a dance/ marionette supper-club act with Ethel, and became known as Hal & Renée Marquette and Their Marionettes. (Think Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with puppets.) They toured many supper clubs and vaudeville theatres throughout Ontario, Quebec, and New York State in the 1940s and ‘50s. With the huge expansion of the automobile industry after WWII, the Shell Oil Company hired them to help open up service stations throughout North America. And so they became a touring marionette road show, much like the ancient Punch & Judy puppet shows roaming England 200 years ago but instead operating out of the side of an early version of an 18-wheeler. As well, they played countless Fall fairs in Ontario, Quebec and BC on behalf of Shell, including in Toronto the Royal Winter Fair, the Sportsman Show and the CNE. Hal and Renée Marquette were pioneers in Canadian television and helped to inaugurate the CBC’s English-language TV network on its first day of broadcasting, September 8, 1952, with their marionette act. As well, they became the puppeteers for the popular Canadian Howdy Doody TV Show, which began airing in November 1954 and lasted five years. Ethel leaves two children, three grand-daughters, nine great grandchildren, and very recently one great, great grand-daughter. Harold died in 1980. Her daughter Marilyn and son Chris (Perth) would like to thank Hilltop Nursing Home in Merrickville, Ontario, and the Carolina Retirement Suites in Perth, Ontario, for their excellent care of Ethel over the past five years. Services were held privately for the family. Those wishing may consider a contribution in Ethel’s memory to the Arts or Theatre program of choice. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Abbott Joan “Bunty” Abbott

In Ottawa on Monday March 4th 2013, Joan (Garland) Abbott after a long struggle with dementia and arthritis left us at the age of 93. Her beloved husband of 67 years John “Kim” Abbott died in 2011. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Susan Abbott (Bill) of Ottawa and her son John (Heather) of Vancouver, her grandchildren Matthew (Allison), Daniel (Paula), Richard and Patrick and her great grandchildren Lachlan, Channing, Caspar, Nicholas, Bianca and Charles. We will always remember her sense of humour, her love of nature, her love of dogs and her love of books, her beautiful smile and always her love for family. The family is indebted to the help and care that she and we received from the staff at the Perth Community Care Center and from the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Center. Two very special people were invaluable and we thank Zofia Sniatecka and Louise Jacek for their loving care. A spring memorial service will be arranged for family and friends and an announcement will be made at that time. In lieu of flowers a donation to charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. Condolences and messages may be left at www.blairandson.com Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

SABOURIN Joseph Henri Raymond In hospital at Almonte surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Henri Sabourin of Almonte, age 76 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend for more than 50 years to Marjorie (nee; Napier). Cherished father of Anne (Bruce) McCartney, Yvette Sabourin, Yvonne (Greg) Stewart, Paulette (Lawrence) Wark and Paul (Juliana) Sabourin. Proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Albert, Annette (Ben) Brunet and Colette (Pierre) Deschenes. Brother-in-law of Elaine Madore & Tom Napier. Son of the late Léopold and Marie-Louise (nee; Lachapelle). Predeceased by his sisters; Nöella (late Alvin) Logan, Lise Bergeron and brother; Gérard and sisters-in-law; Ramona (late Alvin) Logan and Thelma (late Ken) Gourley. Family and Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 for visiting on Friday, March 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral was held Saturday at Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte for Celebration of the Eucharist at 12 noon. Spring interment, Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. For those who may want to honour Henri with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com

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FARRELL Steven Douglas October 9, 1959 – March 10, 2013 Our beloved Steve passed away suddenly, at home, on Sunday, March 10, 2013. He leaves to mourn, his cherished daughters, Kara (Sebastian Last) and Stevie Lynn (Cody Adams). Also left to grieve are his parents, Stanley and Dorothy, his brothers, David (Trudi), and Michael (Lorraine). Missing him are his nephews, Christopher, Kurt, and Billy and his niece Karissa. Also his loving friend Nancy Sinclair. Steve attended City View Public School, Greenbank Public School and North Grenville District High School. After graduation, Steve headed west to Calgary, returning to Kemptville and married Lynn Render. At the time of his death, Steve had spent 30 years working for the Department of National Defense, where he had enjoyed being and met many friends. His large group of close friends, buddies, work associates will miss his sense of humour, jokes, and the certain way he had of making everybody comfortable. We will all miss you Steven, you truly were a great man. A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville, on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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NESBITT Andrew Garnet ‘Gary’ Peacefully in his sleep at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital on his birthday March 14, 2013. Gary Nesbitt of Carp and formerly of Richmond at age 71. Beloved husband and best friend for over 36 years to Debbie. Cherished father of Drew (Donna), Brent, Lesley (Andy), and Sonya (Daryl). Proud ‘Papa’ to nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Sefton and Sadie Evelyn (nee Rae) and survived by his four siblings Elaine (Roger), Doug (Wendy), Donnie (the late Brenda), and Penny (Gordie). Godfather to Melissa. Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Family and Friends are welcome to join us at C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313. for a Celebration of Life on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 4 pm. Donations in Gary’s name may be made to the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital. A special thanks to the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital for their care and support. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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CLEMENT Edna September 20, 1921 – March 17, 2013 Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Loving daughter of the late Aline and Perry Clement. Survived by her siblings Viola Larose (the late Fred), and Theresa Robillard (the late Eldon). Predeceased by her siblings Della Hotham, Frank Clement, Beatrice Clement, Patricia Farrel, Orville Clement and Marie Charlebois. Edna will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Edna’s family would like to thank the staff at Almonte Country Haven for their wonderful care. Friends visited at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 1 to 3pm and 6 to 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte, on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 11:30 am. Spring interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Almonte. In lieu of flowers donations to the Almonte General Hospital or Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, after an illness, on Sunday March 17, 2013, at the age of 56. Terry Priesto Loving husband of Kelly (nee Stewart). Proud father of Nicholas “Nick”. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Jean Priesto. Terry will be especially missed by his special aunt Bev Runtz, his uncle Bert Marshall, cousins Brenda Phillips, David Runtz (Diane), Brian and Louise Hicks and Mary Kay (Tony Gilson), and the Stewart family. The family wish to thank the staff of the Critical Care Wing of the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus for their care of Terry. Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Friday March 22, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, a donation to the Ottawa Hospital or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family. Those attending the service for Terry are asked to wear blue and white to reflect Terry’s passion for the Toronto Maple Leafs. www.barkerfh.com

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Ernest Floyd Suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Leona (nee Vandusen). Dear and special friend of Edna Adrain. Loving father to Norma Jean Molson, Brenda (Mervin Ball), Cathy (Dwayne), Ernest (Tammy), Sharron (Ron Gordon) and Kolynda Archibald (Shawn). Sadly miss by many Grandchildren and Great grandchildren. Dear brother to Glen (Lois). Predeceased by his brother Billy and his parents Cora (nee McInnis) and William Wark. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Francis. Fondly remembered by the Vandusen Family, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family would like to send a special thank you to the Paramedics, Nurses, Staff and Doctors of the Perth Hospital, as well as, Const. Bruce Wilcox of the O.P.P. for their compassionate care. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 2-9PM. A Funeral Service was be held in our Chapel on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11 o’clock. An interment will be held at Clayton United Cemetery in the spring. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

Peacefully in hospital in Perth on Monday, March 18th, 2013 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Delbert E. Truelove. Dearly loved mother of Donna and Nancy Truelove, Eric (Kathy) and Gord Truelove. Cherished grandmother of Angela, Kristy, Marly, Lydia and Danny; great grandmother of Bryce, Alyssa, Sydney and Hailey. Dear sister of Norma (Bud) Thomas, Glenna Dunham, Judi DiPietro and the late Doris Sumara, Vernon and Gordon McKinnon. Hilda will be fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law Liz and Mary McKinnon, all her family, friends and those who knew her. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be held privately in Crawford Cemetery, McDonald’s Corners. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) 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

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Aubin Nora (nee Broderick) Aubin

Passed away peacefully at the Carleton Lodge, Nepean on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Mary “Nora” Aubin at the age of 94. Devoted wife and best friend of the late Leonard. Loving mother of John Aubin (Joan Macartney), Anne Earl, Allan (Mary) Aubin, Judy Aubin, Jane Aubin (Kursad Turksen), Chris Aubin (Irene Foran), Mary (Tom) McLaughlan, Jerry Aubin (Melanie Alsford) and Tim Aubin. Nora will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her sister Agatha Terrance. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday at 11 o’clock at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls. Interment will take place at St. Columban’s Parish Cemetery in Cornwall. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Nora’s memory to CHEO. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

WHALEY (nee Dulmage), Nora Anita September 17, 1941 - March 11, 2013

Peacefully on March 11th, 2013 at The Hospice at May Court at the age of 71 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Heckston, Ontario. Beloved wife of James Whaley. Proud and loving mother of Barbara (Mark Brunzell) and Brenda (Kevin Christensen). Beloved grandmother of Logan, Lauren and Rachel. Survived by brothers Roy, Ross and Doug Dulmage and sister Sheila Crowder. Nora will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She will always be remembered for her beautiful spirit, unwavering faith and the unconditional love she showed to all. Friends and family were invited to visit at the Brown Chapel, Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Thursday, March 14th from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, March 15th from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 256 South Gower Drive, on Saturday, March 16th at 11 a.m. A light lunch was served directly after the service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to The Hospice at May Court would be appreciated.

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Gallagher Gerald ‘Gerry’ Gallagher Unexpectedly in hospital in Perth on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 (former co-owner of Balderson Cafe, retired following 35 years with Electrohome, Kitchener) at the age of 67. Loved and long time partner of Isobel Meagher. He will be sadly missed by his children Linda (Sean), Michael (Leah), Rick (Jackie) and Rob and grandchildren Keegan, Sean, Megan, Ashley, Brittney and Connor, great granddaughter Isabella, his brother Jim (Pauline) Gallagher and sister Bonnie Gallagher and all of his family and friends. Services will be held privately for the family with interment to be at a later date in Breslau, Ontario. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society (Patient Transportation) would be appreciated. Message of condolence may be left at www.blairandson.com

GILCHRIST Marjorie Born at home on December 26, 1936 in Dundee, Scotland. Peacefully on March 13, 2013 at Almonte General Hospital. Marjorie (nee Lowden) of Clayton and formerly of Bells Corners Loving wife of 54 years to Mike. Cherished mother of Heather Leonard (Jerry). Adored “Nanny” of Andrew, Stephanie (Tom Clement) and Kirsty. Youngest sister of Mabel and Robert, the late William and James. Aunt to Linda. Donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thanks to Dr. Gonkers (Ottawa General Hospital), Dr. McKillop and the nurses at Almonte General Hospital for their care and support. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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CONNOLLEY, Mary Teresa “MT” – 69, Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co. passed away peacefully in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke on Wednesday February 27th, 2013. Born in Montreal, Que., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Flannery) Connolley. MT was predeceased by her loving soul mate, Ted Richards. She will be remembered fondly by Ted’s daughter Kirsten; her many friends and neighbours in Port Bickerton and surrounding area. MT was an active member of the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Committee. A special thank you is extended to the Doctors, nurses and staff of St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke for their excellent care and compassion given to MT over these past few months. By Mt’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Committee. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com

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CONNOLLEY, Mary Theresa - 1944-2013, 69, Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co. passed away peacefully in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Born in Montreal, Que., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Flannery) Connolley. MT was predeceased by her loving soul mate, Ted Richards. She will be remembered fondly by ted’s daughter Kirsten; her many friends and neighbours in Port Bicerton and surrounding area. MT was an active member of the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Committee. A special thank you is extended to the Doctors, nurses and staff of St Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke for their excellent care and compassion given to MT over these past few months. By Mt’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Committee. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com IN MEMORIAM

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DILLABAUGH, Douglas – In loving memory of Douglas Dillabaugh who passed away on March 23, 2010. We do not need a special day To bring him to our minds. For the days we do not think of him Are very hard to find. We would give all the world If all the world were ours to give To see the face of Douglas dear Come smiling through the door. Forever loved and remembered by wife Jean and all the family

O’NEAL, Art – In loving memory of Art who passed away March 25, 2007. You Will Be Remembered You will be remembered when the flowers bloom in Spring. And in the summer time remembered In the fun that summer brings. When fall brings leaves of gold. In the winter time in the stories that are told. And you will be remembered each day right from the start. For the memories that we once shared, Forever live within my heart. Love Millie and family

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MacPHERSON, Donald – In loving memory of a Father / Grandfather who passed away March 20, 2012. Those we love don’t go away Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Unknown

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JAMES, Joyce – In loving memory of a dear ARCAND, Joe – In mother, grandmother memory of a loving and great grandmother Husband, Father, who passed away Grandfather & Great March 27, 2007. Grandfather who Though her smile passed away March is gone forver, 20 2012. And her hand we Those we love don’t cannot touch go away, Still we have so They walk beside us many memories every day, Of the one we loved Unseen, unheard but so much. always near. Her memory is Forever loved and our keepsake forever dear, With which we will never part Love always God has her in Shirley, family & loving His keeping pets Bailey & Whiskers We have her in our hearts. Sadly missed and never forgotten by her family BOWES - In loving memory of Annie Laurie (Laura) 1905-1980 James Alexander (Alex) 1908-1993 Memories remain of the good times and the hard ARCAND – In Memory times. We made it through and of Joe Arcand life goes on. March 20, 2012 We love you, and the Not a day passes by Dad that we don’t think knowledge you passed on. of you We have good memories that will last Love you dearly son, Douglas forever Even though you are not here with us we still MacPHERSON, Don have you in our hearts September 2, 1928 -March 20, 2012 We miss you Dad, Dear Dad & Grandpa Grandpa and Poppa Nothing can ever take Love, Debbie, Perry, away Amy, Trevor, Shelby, The love a heart holds Danica dear. Michael, Gen, Abby, Fond memories linger Hudson, Maddisson, every day, Andrew BENNETT, Harwood (Benny) - In loving memory of a dear husband, best friend, father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away March 20, 1997. 16 years have passed since you said goodbye, You are not forgotten. I think of you everyday. Always loved and remembered by wife Audrey, children Arlene, Hugh and spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren

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Remembrance keeps him near. You were always true and patient Through the years you struggled on And those hands that rest forever Made the home that now is gone. Miss you so much Dad Marion, Rick and Nowella, Alan, Lorne, Maria, Laurie Ann

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BOURNE, Reginald (Reg) – In loving memory of a dear father, father-in-law, grandfather who passed away six years ago March 25, 2007. As time goes by without you, And days turn into years They hold a million memories And a thousand silent tears. To us you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. Love always Georgia, Reg, Ann, Carlie, Andy, David, Debbie, Freddie, George, Tamarah, Joan, Glen, Bruce, Linda, Tim, Lynda, Mark, Kim and Grandchildren RATHWELL - In Loving Memory of Ruby Wilena (Plant), who passed away 15 years ago on March 19, 1998. Little things. That’s all it takes, To make us start thinking of her. A word. A place that we shared, Doing the things that we use to do. She’s gone. Our life goes on, Because we know she’s with the Lord. Miss her? You know we do. So do the grandchildren she adored. Always remembered by her children and grandchildren

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SUTHERLAND, Ella - In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed away March 28, 1999 Palm Sunday March comes with deep regrets It brings back days we will never forget. Life goes on and years pass by But treasured memories of you will never die. Always in our hearts Husband Doug and Family

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WHITE, Thomas J. In loving memory Thomas J. White September 11, 1915 March 26, 2003 In memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

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CARPOOLS

FIREWOOD

Car Pool- Smiths Falls to Ottawa (return) via Hwy. 15 & 10 (through Richmond). Drop-off points: 1) Fallowfield/Hope Side Rd. (construction site). 2) Fallowfield/Woodroofe (Park ‘N Ride). 3) Algonquin College (Woodroofe/Baseline). Leaving Smiths Falls 5:45 a.m., leaving Ottawa 3:45 p.m. Email: carpoolsmithsfalls@yahoo.ca Call 613-323-0440.

FIREWOOD Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, dried 1 full year, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.

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

MUSIC Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 613-284-8333, 1-877-742-6648 or www.piano4u.ca

HUNTING SUPPLIES

Gun and Sportsman Show, Saturday, March 30, 9-4, Sunday, March 31, 9-3, Grenville Fish & Game Club, 2596 Campbell Road North, Prescott, Ontario. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children free. Admission ticket enters you to win a Marlin Camo .308. Try your hand at clay shooting, rifle or pistol, 50 cents per shot. Breakfast, all day canteen, draws, displays, buy, sell, trade. For information: Lynn, 613-925-3408; lynangholmes@ xplornet.com

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613-326-0023 Browning, Bar 300 Win. Mag. Semi-automatic. CL409143_0314 Bushnell 3x9x40 mm, two clips, sling, lock, case, five boxes of shells. Valid PAL HUNTING SUPPLIES required. $1,000. Call or text 613-464-2178. Hunter Safety/Canadian Fire-arms Courses and exCanadian Firearm/Hunter ams throughout the year. Safety Courses. Call Dave Held once a month at Arbour 613-257-7489 or Carp. Call Wenda Cochran visit www.valleysport- 613-256-2409. smanshow.com for dates and details of courses near LAWN & GARDEN you.

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Ariens lawn tractors, all sizes in stock, starting at $1,399. Good selection of Gravley Zero Turn mowers. 14 years of after sales service. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

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

2009 Triumph Street Triple. Bike is like new with only one owner and only 1998 Km. Aftermarket seat included. (613)295-1675.

FOR RENT Carleton Place- Woodward Street. 2 bedroom apartment in secure seniors bldg. All appliances including washer and dryer in unit. $1,100 plus hydro. Parking included. No smoking. 613-253-1589. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, available imm e d i a t e l y . $1095/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Couple for light duties and reduced rent of 2 bedroom apartment on 20 acre estate lot (near Smiths Falls). No children preferred. No pets. Available May 15. References required. 613-283-3627. Downtown Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom upper apt. No parking. $690/mth. plus hydro. References required. 613-267-7007. Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, $750/month, includes heat. Hydro extra, no pets. (613)296-3455. Kemptville. Room mate wanted to share 2 bedroom apartment, $400/month. Available now. 613-327-3666. 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 email info@suzanneritchie.ca

Apartment to Rent

1 bedroom

in Heritage Home

Horses wanted to buy, trained to ride or drive or untrained. 613-484-3085. St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198.

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

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1994 Chev 1/2 ton. 305 automatic. Loaded. 4 new tires on rally rims. Excellent condition. E-tested, certified. 260,000 kms. $3,400. 613-283-2368.

FOR RENT 1 or 2 bedroom apt. second floor. Smiths Falls. Heat, hydro, stove, fridge, shared washer & dryer included with paved parking. Close to down town. $950/mth. Call Perry (Weagle Realty Ltd.), 613-284-4191.

Kittens 2 female short hair calico born New Years Eve. Free to a good home. 1 Russell St West., Smiths Falls. Apartments. Firewood Processors, Ca- Call 613-257-4921. 2 bedrooms from $875 to nadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Hon- Set your dog free with a $850 everything included. da $9,950. www.black- Dogwatch Hidden Fence Bachelor for rent $595 screek.ca (613)889-3717. System. Service and in- everything included. Call stallation of any system. Darlene for appointment at Horse cutters, carts, & 1 ( 8 0 0 ) 6 4 7 - 3 3 0 7 . 613-283-9799. sleighs one McLaughlin www.dogwatchontario.ca 2 bedroom apartment for harness, shafts and poles. rent in Perth. Mature per613-283-6504. son (couple) preferred. MORTGAGES Parking included. $700 + International W4 tractor, restored paint, decals, $$MONEY$$ Consolidate utilities. No pets. Walking $1,500 o.b.o.; cedar rails Debts Mortgages to 90% distance to downtown. Call (new) $3/each. No income, Bad credit OK! 613-812-0809. 613-285-4844. Better Option Mortgage 2 bedroom apartments #10969 1-800-282-1169 available in downtown Large bales of hay for w w w . m o r t g a g e o n t a - Perth, quiet, well mainsale. Excellent quality. De- rio.com tained building. Available livery available. Leave May 1, June 1. $700-$750 message 613-345-1655. plus hydro. 613-207-1064. Mortgage Solutions New tractor parts- also Purchases, Consolida- 2 bedroom apt. Carleton Construction. Place. Available immedispecializing in quality en- tions, gine rebuild kits. Great Lower than bank posted ately. Good location. Rent savings. Service manuals. rates (OAC) On-Site Pri- negotiable. 613-612-2727. vate Funds for credit isOur 39th year. Brighton. sues, discharged 2 bedroom half house, 60 www. bankrupts and BFS Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, diamondfarmtractorparts.com 6 1 3 - 4 7 5 - 1 7 7 1 , without proven income. off street parking, no pets, Chase Financial $750/month plus utilities. 1-800-481-1353. 1-613-384-1301 Chase 613-283-2266. Red Clover seed, good for Financial o/b 835289 2 bedroom house, 9th frost feeding, $1.10 a Ontario Inc. Brokerage Line of Beckwith with License #10876 pound. 613-264-0432. 1-1/2 baths, appliances, central air and propane Straw For Sale- Wheat furnace, no smoking. Refstraw Lg. Square 3x3x8 FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX erences required. $35/bale, Sm. Square $1,000/month plus $3.50. Clean and Bright no utilities. 613-257-7104. weeds. Call Ray at Personal Income Tax Preparation and Efile (+ 613-978-3219. cash back). 40 years ex- 2 bedroom house on 100 perience. Reasonable acres in Oxford Station. (2 Nancy mins from 416) Propane TOM’S CUSTOM rates. heat, $1100 plus utilities. AIRLESS PAINTING (613)253-5431. Available immediately. Call Specializing in roof Personal tax preparation, 613-296-2635. barn & aluminum/ over 40 years experience, 3 bedroom house, main vinyl siding painting $35. ODSP or Social As- floor only, fridge, stove, *30 years experience. sistance with rent receipt washer, dryer, heat, A/C only $20. Valerie Kerr included. Large yard. Am*Screw nailing and 613-267-6708. Franktown ple parking. Walking disroof repairs. Road. tance to all amenities in Insured and Bonded Kemptville. March 1/13. The Only Way, Personal $1,100 Free Estimates plus hydro. and Small Business Tax 613-258-7803. (613)283-8475 Preparation. Certified and Professional, prompt and Almonte, 2 bedroom efficient service. Patricia apartment, fridge, stove, LIVESTOCK Hendry (613)267-5293 washer, dryer, heat and (home). Answering service hydro included. No pets. 2 Roan Clydesdale Geld- available. $1,150/month. Available ings for sale. 13 yrs old toMay 1. (613)256-2919. gether since birth and sold as a team. Prize winners in WANTED TO RENT Almonte, Waterfront, 2 storey, 2 bedroom. 2003 and 2004 in 6 horse hitch. Gentle and easy to We would like to buy or $920/month + utilities. Available May 1st. Heather work with. Asking $2000. rent a small 4-season Contact Cathy house on 1 or 2 private 613-256-7067 leave mes613-724-9570. acres in the Lanark, Perth, sage. Carleton Place area. WillHORSE SALE SATURDAY ing to pay reasonable price MARCH 30. Tack 10 am. (under $900 if rental, or Equipment Noon. Horses $125,000 if sale). No Sell at 2 pm. 3340 Galetta agents please. Please call Side Road, 1/2 hr West of 613-259-0270 or email Kanata. 10 min East of dowkingwon@gmail.com Arnprior. To consign call 613-622-1295

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

VEHICLES

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

FARM

Local retiree will pay cash for cottage, farm or house for winter renovation. Call 613-326-0599.

Wanted, quiet parking spot for 20’ RV, near Crosby Solar Farms, 110 hydro required, cows good, campgrounds bad. Call John 613-754-2038 or 613-869-5069 (cell).

PETS

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.

2004 Pontiac Sunfire. Green, 4 door, AC, AM/FM/CD, 273,000 kms, runs good, body needs work. $650 as is. Dog Pack Central. Exer613-268-2380. cise, socializing, and trainfor dogs. Assortment of used tires, ing 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. www.DogPackCentral.com Summers, all-season and 613-802-8907. Brockville, Kemptville, snows. Also used car Prescott, parts. Gord 613-257-2498. Spencerville, Merrickville.

COMMERCIAL RENT

HALL RENTAL HANLEY HALL Corner of McGill & William Sts.

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613-283-0220 Price Reduced, 850 sq. ft. commercial space on Prescott St., Kemptville. $950/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

Centrally located in Perth

613-267-2929 evenings Ashley Chase Luxury Adult apartments overlooking the Tay River, near downtown Perth. Air conditioning, exercise room, entertainment room, library, elevator. 613-267-6980.

Large 2 bedroom apartment, Sunset Blvd., Perth. 4 appliances, laundry, swimming pool on site. Non-smoking unit. 1 months free rent. $ 1 , 1 5 0 / m o n t h 519-221-8123.

Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. Large ground floor apt. Smiths Falls. Seniors wel613-867-1905. come, eat-in kitchen. Heat, Store front retail space. hydro, stove, fridge, washExcellent location, down- Carleton Place, large 2 er & dryer included with town Carleton Place, near bedroom apartment, in- garage. Walking distance cludes heat, hydro and wa- for shopping. $1,200/mth. town hall. 613-867-1905. ter, $950/month. Contact Call Perry, (Weagle Realty Mike 613-253-2256. Ltd.). 613-284-4191.

FOR RENT

1 bedroom apartment, Almonte, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, oak kitchen, fridge, stove, washer, dryer. $785/month. Rent includes heat. Available April 1. Call 613-253-5711. 1 bedroom apartment, near Kemptville. All utilities except hydro, appliances, satellite tv, high speed internet included. Land/barn available for horses. References required $900/month. Amy 613-258-3768.

THE EMC - 29 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

ASHLEY CHASE

LUXURY ADULT APARTMENTS

ASHLEY CHASE now has one and two bedroom air conditioned units, some with breakfast nooks and one or two bathrooms. ASHLEY CHASE overlooks the Tay River near Downtown Perth and has an exercise room, Library, entertainment room and elevator. For information call Andrew Mitton

613-267-6980

FOR RENT

FOR RENT

One 2 bedroom apartment. Smiths Falls, clean, quiet apartment building. 613-285-5549 ask for Don.

Portland. Available 1 bedroom/den, $850/month inclusive. Mature couple or single person. No smoking. No pets. Appointment only. 613-206-1474.

Perth - 2 bedroom, 2 story apartment in triplex. Porch & balcony, parking, snow removal, fridge, stove, washer & dryer all included. Walking distance to downtown. $885 plus hydro & gas. Available April 15. First & last months rent required. 613-267-2321

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

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, Perth- 1 ($620) and 2 $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, ($700) bedroom apartments in modern, well no pets. 613-264-8380. maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, modern, Smiths Falls, 1 bd apt in professionally maintained, secure building, includes laundry facilities. Parking all utilities. $725, 41 Cenincluded. Plus hydro. ter St., Smiths Falls. 613-283-1721 www.rent (613)298-2983. smithsfalls.ca Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom heat included. Hydro extra. apartment, ground floor, First/last months rent re- centrally located, available quired. $535. immediately. No pets. No 613-264-0002. smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Smiths Falls, 1 bedFridge, stove, parking, bal- room apartment in quiet $740/month cony. Laundry in building. building, $775/month plus hydro. including heat and hydro. Available immediNo dogs. (613)349-9377. ately. First and last Perth- 2 bedroom apt. r e q u i r e d . $700/month plus hydro. 6 1 3 - 2 2 2 - 0 8 1 6 , Clean, quiet secure build- 613-258-9894. ing. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom apartment, washer, dryer, available. 613-925-3046. fridge, stove, parking. No Perth, 3 bedroom house, pets. Non-smoking. First fully renovated. Good and last. $746 plus hydro. May 1. n e i g h b o u r h o o d . Available $1,250/month plus heat 613-342-0829. and hydro. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom 613-899-3319. apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Perth: 3 bedroom row- Available immediately. house, new 2-storey Graham (613)283-0865. building, 2 large balconies, 2 large decks, open concept in tiled Smiths Falls 2 bedroom kitchen/dining/living upstairs apt. $775. Heat room area, electric radi- and hot water included. ant in-floor heating Quiet adult occupied build(new energy efficient ing. Laundry services onsystem) 1-1/2 baths, jet site. 613-264-9695. tub, coin laundry facility, free parking. Every room TV, internet Smiths Falls- Available and phone jacks. April lst. 2 bedroom upper $1200/month, plus hy- apartment in quite neighdro, no extra wa- borhood. $650/month plus Call ter/sewage costs. utilities. Available May 1. 613-283-7000. 613-479-2164. Smiths Falls. Bachelor Perth- brand new senior apartment, available May luxury rental apt. unit “55 1, no pets, no smoking, years and over”. Available single female preferred. immediately. Unit is 800 Call Graham sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media 613-283-0865. room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. Smiths Falls- Big and toFront and back porches. tally renovated insulated 3 Emergency backup power. bedroom up and down Crown moulding. Porce- semi-detached. Driveway, lain floors, modern kitch- small yard, no pets, nonen. $1,100/mth. plus smoking. Available March utilities includes new dish- 1. $1,050 plus utilities. washer and washer and First/last. References redryer. One 8x10 exterior quired. 613-342-0829. shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year Smiths Falls- downtown, lease preferred. No pets. 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, well No smoking. Inquiries: maintained, mature tenants, clean, quiet. Lyne 613-267-5790 or $665/month inclusive. fisher@ripnet.com Fridge, stove. References required. 613-884-0166.

Absolutely Beautiful 1&2 bedroom apartments

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FOR RENT Two bedroom apartment available April 1st in Perth on Sherbrooke Street, $725 + hydro, laundry facilities, parking for 1 vehicle, recently renovated, mature adults preferred, chair lift, references required, No pets, please contact Stace (613) 278-0622.


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

Smiths Falls- 5 yr. old semi-detached. $159,900. Unbeatable address! Experience the Rideau Canal Waterway only 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from your back gate. Complimenting this 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;w x 135â&#x20AC;&#x2122;d property is a trendy, smoke-free, semi-detached bungalow with living/dining area, kitchen with deck to front & rear yards, 4 pce bath and 2 bedrooms both having double closets. The basement houses a natural gas F/A furnace, HRV unit, 100 amp service, laundry area & is plumbed for a 4 pce. bath. Finish the basement & double your living space. Transferable Tarion warranty. Double wide paved drive. On municipal water & sewer. Taxes are approx. $2300. For private viewing, terms and conditions please call 613-284-1231.

Town of Perth, attractive starter/small family/retirement 2 bedroom detached bungalow, recently renovated inside and out, 4 pc. bath, new vinyl siding, new vinyl windows, replacement oak kitchen w/dishwasher, clean & spacious full-height basement, carport, insulated detached garage with loft, economical high efficiency forced air gas heat, central air, owned electric hot water tank, 76â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 62â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot, paved driveway, close to restaurants, playground, golf, shopping, schools, recreation, & hospital. Clean & bright, available immediately. 1840 Rogers Road, Perth. $199,000. 613-267-7355 or 613-264-2969, ask for Malcolm or Peggy or leave a message. Viewings by appointment only.

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585

Room and board available. Carleton Place. Senior citizen or mentally challenged preferred. Nonsmoker. PSW on site. 613-257-2544.

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283-3182 Toll Free 1-888-967-3237 1-888-WORD ADS REAL ESTATE Beautiful new energy efficient house, 2020 sq. ft. plus walk-out basement, 2.35 acres, across Bennett Lake, 15 minutes north Perth, $329,000. 613-264-9016. Condo for sale in excellent location in Smiths Falls within walking distance to the Shopping Centre. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on ground floor with patio. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, vertical blinds and air conditioner. Secure building. Phone 613-283-4449. Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

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Classifieds get results. 283-3182 Toll-free 1-888-9673237 1-888WORD ADS

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Young family of 5 looking to purchase a home in or around Smiths Falls. Can be a single home, duplex or tri-plex, turn-key or handyman special. No agents preferrably, a private sale. Please call 613-283-7195.

EMC Classifieds Get Results! REAL ESTATE SERVICES Top price for land and farm property, any location. Call us for free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Alcoholics Anonymous (613)284-2696.

LEGAL NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF Sandor Jozsef Moder ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Sandor Jozsef Moder, truck driver, late of Smiths Falls, who died on or about the 22nd day of December, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned by the 30th day of April, 2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Winnipeg, Manitoba, this 18th day of March, 2013. Joel K. Samphir MYERS WEINBERG LLP 724 - 240 Graham Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0J7 Solicitors for the Estate Trustee

Are you concerned about someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? There is help available for you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 257-3138, 272-3105, LOST & FOUND 203-3713, 826-2566, 283-5038. Found- Wrist watch outside of Royal Bank in Perth, Wednesday, March Overeaters Anonymous 13. 613-267-4761. 613-264-5158 Lost- Set of keys, near Palm reading, tarot read- Bakers Bean, or Shering, card reading and brooke/Beckwith Streets, more. Many references Perth, on March 14. and well known physic. 613-812-7171. Make an appointment today by calling VACATION/COTTAGES 613-466-0292 after 6 pm. Bellamy Park CampRoom available in Tich- ground- we have lots of borne with male. Please great seasonal sites call 613-375-6128. available for 2013. Call 613-275-2361 for pricing and other options or check TRUE PSYCHICS us at For Answers Call Now 24/7 http://www. Toll Free 1-877-342-3032 elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca Mobile #4486 and find us under the Visitor tab. www.truepsychics.ca

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Wanted for busy hardware store. Full time position available immediately. BeneďŹ ts after 3 months. RESPONSIBILITIES: Helping customers, handling cash and related transactions, stocking shelves, answering phones, quoting windows, doors, steel roofs, decks and other small projects. QUALITIES: Outgoing and polite, takes initiative, can work well independently and in a team environment, punctual and reliable. EXPERIENCE: Experience with computers necessary, knowledge of the construction industry considered an asset, retail experience an asset. HOW TO APPLY: In person, by fax or email. Contact: Jane VanNoy Lyndhurst Home Building Centre 397 Lyndhurst Road, Lyndhurst ON K0E 1N0 Fax: 613 928-2818 Email: lyndhursthbc@xplornet.com

As a leading manufacturer of advanced textiles and materials, we are excited about our future and the role talented individuals play in our company. ABOUT US: We have a talented team of dedicated employees focused on excellence. We are looking to fill the following positions at our manufacturing plant in Perth.

Trillium Health Care Products is a growing contract manufacturer of high quality pharmaceutical products. Our product lines include a number of recognized brands and notable blue chip multi-national and domestic companies in the North American marketplace. Located in the beautiful 1000 Islands region in Eastern Ontario, our dynamic business has immediate openings for the following progressive position:

ABOUT YOU: â&#x20AC;˘ Positive â&#x20AC;˘ Detail Oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Problem Solver â&#x20AC;˘ Strong Communication Skills Please forward your resume with a list of references to: careers@albint.com

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There is an immediate opening for the newly revised position of Operations Administrator reporting to the Director of Operations. The primary responsibilities for the position are: q The overall responsibility for this position is to provide administrative support for Operations (Manufacturing, Packaging and Warehouse). SpeciďŹ c duties will include developing and/or maintaining various data bases for results and performance metrics, labour and attendance reports (Ezlabour). Manage pallet pattern system and software and support the entry of pallet ticket entries into JDE. Coordination of plant uniforms, ordering of ofďŹ ce stationary and supplies and various other administrative support functions. q Maintain Right the First time and Quality Metric slides. Assist with monthly Excise reporting. Maintain monthly scorecards, reports and performance metrics. Provide computer support for the department (PC, E-Mail, JDE, Microsoft OfďŹ ce, Assure, TAP database) Maintain TAP data base. Coordinate Lockers.

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2337 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, Ontario K6V 5W5 Fax: (613) 342-5330

HELP WANTED AZ DRIVERS Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. DEDICATED lanes; LIFESTYLE fleet with WEEKENDS OFF: INTRA-CANADA or INTERNATIONAL.O/O and LEASE opportunities. Join our Success.Call 1-855-818-7977 www. celadoncanada.com

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ELECTRICIANS Licensed and registered apprentices with experience in commercial installations. Please send resume to: Box NP c/o the EMC

P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1

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RIDEAU PIPE & DRILLING SUPPLIES LTD. WHOLESALER OF DRILLING, PLUMBING, HVAC AND SEPTIC SUPPLIES

is looking for an

INSIDE SALES DESK Salary Based on Experience

Requires the following:

1 WAREHOUSE PERSON Please submit resumes to: P.O. BOX 354 PERTH, ONTARIO K7H 3E4 or drop off resume in person to 38 Lanark Rd., Perth

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

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HELP WANTED Cornerstone Landing, a local charity supporting youth at risk of homelessness, is hiring a part time/casual employee to work with youth, liaison with community resources and create public awareness. 5-10 hours per week, flexible. $15.00 per hour. Based out of Perth. Please email resume to terrilee@ terrileekelford.com or fax to 613-257-5475.

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Labourers and form setters required for concrete structures construction. Vehicle required. Fax or email resume: (613)253-4658, or info@greyleith.com

Experienced Carpenter needed for construction firm. Must have valid drivers license. Company is based in the Village of Westport. Please send Resume by email only to: lhconstruction@hotmail.com Looking for persons willing to speak to small HELP WANTED!!! groups, 1 on 1 presenta$28.00/HOUR. Undercover tions. A car and internet Diana Shoppers Needed To necessary. Judge Retail And Dining (866)306-5858. Establishments. Genuine Mature Part-time ResiOpportunity. PT/FT . No dent Care attendant for Experience Required. If Retirement Centre. Apply You Can Shop - You Are to Administration 1333 RiQualified! www. deau Ferry Road, Perth. MyShopperJobs.com Fax: (613)267-6261.

FAX YOUR AD 283-5909 HELP WANTED PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.mailing-cash.com

HELP WANTED Residential Foundation company looking for an assistant dispatcher. The candidate will require the following competencies: ability to multi-task, exemplary customer service skills, work under minimal supervision, great innovation skills, computer skills. Please fax resume to 613-256-3008 or e-mail to stacey@neilcorphomes.com You’ll be

HELP WANTED Sales Clerk wanted for clothing boutique in Westport. Store will be re-opening with a fresh new look. Some experience and flexible hours preferred. Please call Erin at (613)985-5096 or (613)924-0086.

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Assistant plant foreman is required to bag, package and blend fertilizer. Organize seasonal staff during busy season. Deliver fertilizer, spreaders and chemicals in off season.

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Rideau Community Health Services is a non-profit, fully accredited organization that offers primary health care and diabetes education with an emphasis on illness prevention, health promotion, health education and community development. Merrickville District Community Health Centre / Smiths Falls Community Health Centre and Rideau Valley Diabetes Services are hiring the following roles to work effectively as members of our inter-disciplinary team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, allied health professionals, health promoters and support staff.

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HOURS: 8–4:30 weekdays and 8–2:00 Saturdays, Sundays off and one day off through the week. Approximately 36–39 hours/week DESCRIPTION: Customer service, loading trucks, making deliveries, receiving inventory, reading invoices, maintaining yard and inventory. Knowledge of building materials an asset. Forklift experience beneficial. EDUCATION: High School diploma BENEFITS: Available after 3 months

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Registered Nurse / Care Coordinator 1 year contract,1 full time position (35 hrs/wk)

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Career Opportunity Carleton Place, ON

Full time position as an Apprentice Wool Grader & Forklift Operator is now available at

Registered Practical Nurse Permanent, 0.8 FTE (28 hrs/wk) Please check our website for details and where to submit your resume. www.RideauCHS.ca

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY JUNIOR PLANNER/PLANNING COORDINATOR $54,470.13 - $66,957.70

Box 130, 142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P3 CCWG is a national organization involved in wool marketing & retail business for livestock supplies and wool products.

Rideau Community Health Services is supported by the South East Local Health Integration Network, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care & by the communities and people we serve.

Experience the excitement of the aerospace industry in a rural setting!

www.wool.ca We offer an excellent benefit package and competitive wage with pension plan. Please send resume in confidence to the above address, deliver in person or Fax: 613-257-8896 Email: ericb@wool.ca

For 60 years, Magellan Aerospace, Haley has been producing magnesium and aluminum castings for the aerospace industry. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley west of Renfrew, there is an immediate opening for a

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Manufacturer of Tanks and Emergency Vehicles

This work is carried out by skilled, semiskilled work groups.

seeking a

Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years’ experience directing a maintenance crew.

Licensed 310T Truck Technician

Skills: Excellent written and communication skills. Proficient in the use of software; including MS Word, Excel, Power point and a working knowledge of AutoCAD.

       

Salary commensurate with experience. We provide a comprehensive flex benefit plan along with company paid pension. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Please forward resume to: Magellan Aerospace, Haley 634 Magnesium Road Haley, Ontario Canada K0J 1Y0 Fax: (613-432-0743) Email: jobs.haley@magellan.aero THE EMC - 31 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

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The Town of Mississippi Mills is an urban and rural municipality with a population of 12,385 located in the County of Lanark. The Junior Planner/Planning Coordinator reports to the Town Planner and is responsible for the following: DUTIES u Assists in coordinating and processing of development applications under the Planning Act including the preparation of reports and recommendations; u Assists in the preparation of planning information related to land use planning matters and pertinent legislation to Committee, Council, staff and the general public; u Represent the Town in the provision of professional planning services to members of the public; u Assists in the preparation of comprehensive studies and research projects to address immediate and long term planning related issues; u Coordinates the input from developers, consultants and other departments, etc. on planning /development proposals and policy amendments; u Assists in the preparation and administering of planning development agreements; u Perform other such duties as directed. QUALIFICATIONS u University Degree in a planning related field; u Minimum of one (1) year prior planning experience in a position of similar responsibility; u Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners / Ontario Professional Planners Institute or be willing to obtain; u Must have a sound working knowledge of computers. Experience with GIS would be an asset; u Excellent verbal and written communications; u Analytical skills, initiative and ability to work under pressure. For a detailed job description for the position, please check out our website at mississippimills.ca Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Thursday, March 28th, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO, Town of Mississippi Mills Phone: (613) 256-2064 ext. 225 Fax: (613) 256-4887 E-mail: dsmithson@mississippimills.ca If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

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Care giver available, mother of 2 looking to care for your children in my home, Carleton Place. TLC, activities, fenced-in yard, smoke-free environment. Infants and toddlers welcome. Monday to Friday. Tammy 613-253-6411 (call days or evenings). Home Away From Home Child Care (Franktown) has openings. 10+ years experience, ECE diploma, First Aid/CPR training. Call Julia 283-1732.

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Skilled Labourer/Assistant Site Supervisor required for a busy home builder in Almonte. Residential Construction knowledge would be an asset. Must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Please forward your reHELP WANTED sume to Stacey@neilcorp homes.com or by fax to TRAVEL WORK OPPOR613-256-3008. TUNITIES, Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Work Italy, Spain, or England Summer camps. Childcare positions in United States, Small site work contractor China, New Zealand, Auslooking for driver/equip- tralia, Spain, and Holland ment operator/float/la- plus more. Teach in South bourer (jack of all trades). Korea. Accommodations & DZ-AZ operator for shovel Salary provided. Various dozer backhoe. Fax re- Benefits. Apply: sume and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract 902-422-1455 email scoto 613-838-3364. tiap@ns.sympatico.ca

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MACHINIST LOCATION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OTTAWA, ON STATUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FULL TIME Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: r$PNQVUFTEJNFOTJPOTXJUIJOUPMFSBODFTUPMBZPVUXPSLGPS fabrication or fitting by working directly from engineering blueprints. r4FMFDUTQSPQFSUPPMTUPQFSGPSNTIPQPQFSBUJPOTJOBTLJMMGVM  precise and efficient manner employing a general knowledge of materials and metal working techniques. r1FSGPSNTNBDIJOJOHUBTLTBTSFRVJSFECZVTJOHFOHJOFFSJOH sketches or verbal instructions. r1SFQBSFTTFUVQTVTJOHKJHT ĂąYUVSFTPSNBDIJOFBUUBDINFOUT required for complex precision parts and equipment. Makes precision measurements using precision measuring instruments and techniques. r*OJUJBUFTDIBOHFTBOEDPNQMFUFTSFMBUFEEPDVNFOUBUJPOUP NFFU2VBMJUZ1SPHSBNSFRVJSFNFOUT r1BSUJDJQBUFTJOUIFBDDVSBUFQSFQBSBUJPOPGXSJUUFO documentation such as procedures and preventative maintenance records. r"TTFNCMFT ĂąUT BMJHOTBOEBEKVTUTDPNQPOFOUTUPQSFDJTF tolerances. Maintains the workplace in a neat and safe condition. r1SPWJEFTUFDIOJDBMBEWJDFUPQMBOOJOH UIF1SPDFTT4QFDJBMJTU SFMBUJOHUPQSPUPUZQFT EFTJHOPGKJHTBOEĂąYUVSFTBTSFRVJSFE 1FSGPSNTPUIFSSFMBUFEEVUJFTBTSFRVJSFE

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HELP WANTED New parents of twins- tobe -looking for caring liveout nanny with vehicle. Full-time in Carleton Place starting April or May. Duties: child care, household chores, meal prep and errands. Please send resume and cover letter to stephaniecbrown@hotmail.com.

JOB POSTING

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

On the Ottawa River, 10 kilometers west of Deep River

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT WORK PERIOD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JUNE 26th to AUGUST 25th, 2013 ASSISTANT COOK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Self-motivated person who can work with minimum supervision. As part of a team, successful candidate must be able to prepare food in an efficient, timely manner under the direction of the Head Cook. Minimum age 18 preferred. Salary range: $425 - $500 per week FLOATER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lifeguard / Kitchen Assistant. Successful candidate will be required to act as floater between all jobs at Camp as needs arise. Applicants must have his/her NLS and Watercraft qualifications (successful applicant must be prepared to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card). He/she must take responsibility for all aspects of Tuck. Successful applicant must be prepared to work in a team environment. Minimum age 17 required. Salary range: $425 - $500 per week COUNSELLORS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Part time positions. Successful applicants will work in one week intervals for five to six weeks throughout the summer. Applicants must be enthusiastic and responsible team players who will provide fun and leadership for campers. Counsellors will live in cabins with campers and lead campers in the daily activities of summer camp. Minimum age 16 required. All applicants selected for an interview must be available on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to participate in a group interview. Salary: $300 - $350 per week.

SMALL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/LABOURER

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(Environmental Services)

The Township of Rideau Lakes is a vibrant, growing community in Eastern Ontario; home to 10,000 permanent residents, a large seasonal community and surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. Come join the progressive Public Works Department as a Small Equipment Operator/Labourer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Environmental Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for curbside waste/ recycling collection and other duties as required. The position reports directly to the Manager of Public Works. A full description of the responsibilities of the position is available upon request. SUMMARY OF EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS TRAINING: Must have a valid DZ driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Successful candidate must provide (at their expense) a clean abstract, CPIC and medical demonstrating their ability to meet job expectations.

High School Diploma required, and other licenses and training would be an asset.

Must have the ability to be a team player and to establish effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Must also be able to spend extended periods working independently.

We thank all applicants. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2013. 0321.CLR422931

Your resume and cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Salary will be commensurate upon skills and qualifications. Covering letters and resumes outlining qualifications and experience will be received by the undersigned up to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. Resumes will (only) be accepted by email at: mtouw@twprideaulakes.on.ca. Hard copies will not be accepted.

JOB POSTING SEASONAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/LABOURER (Public Works) The Township of Rideau Lakes is a vibrant, growing community in Eastern Ontario; home to 10,000 permanent residents, a large seasonal community and surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. Come join the progressive Public Works Department as a Seasonal Equipment Operator/Labourer. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with road construction and maintenance and other duties as required. The position reports directly to a Patrol Foreman and indirectly to the Roads Coordinator and the Manager of Public Works. A full description of the responsibilities of the position is available upon request.

Michael A. Touw, Manager of Public Works, Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8, Delta, Ontario. K0E 1G0 www.twprideaulakes.on.ca

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Must have a valid DZ driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Successful candidate must provide (at their expense) a clean abstract, CPIC and medical demonstrating their ability to meet job expectations.

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Michael A. Touw, Manager of Public Works, Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8, Delta, Ontario. K0E 1G0 www.twprideaulakes.on.ca

Must be physically able to perform repetitive labour tasks such as lifting (up to 50 lbs) and hauling. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. High School Diploma, other licenses and training would be an asset. Must have experience operating heavy equipment, such as (but not limited to): graders, backhoes, large trucks, etc. Must have the ability to be a team player and to establish effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Your resume and cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Salary will be commensurate upon skills and qualifications. This is a contract position and is anticipated to run from April 2013 to October 2013.

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Covering letters and resumes outlining qualifications and experience will be received by the undersigned up to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. Resumes will (only) be accepted by email at: mtouw@twprideaulakes.on.ca. Hard copies will not be accepted.

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Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers. 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. Window Washing Wizards, Commercial and Residential. No job too big or too small. Book by May 1, 2013 and save 5%. 613-264-6115.

CLEANING / JANITORIAL House cleaning, Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth and Lanark areas. Call Connie 613-253-5319 or email connie.danis@me.com

HELP WANTED

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS TRAINING:

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: r/PSNBMMZ$PNNVOJUZ$PMMFHFHSBEVBUJPO ZFBS.BDIJOF 4IPQQSPHSBN QMVTDPNQMFUJPOPGBSFDPHOJ[FENBDIJOJTU BQQSFOUJDFTIJQQSPHSBN.VTUIBWFB1SPWJODJBM$FSUJĂąDBUF of Qualification or equivalent. Can work independently with minimum supervision. r.VTUIBWFBUIPSPVHILOPXMFEHFPGNBDIJOJOHNFUIPET and shop mathematics and be able to carry out machining instructions. r.VTUCFBCMFUPDPNQVUFEJNFOTJPOT UBQFST DVUUJOHBOHMFT  tool settings, feed rates and machine speeds. r.VTUCFBCMFUPPQFSBUFNBOVBMBOEDPNQVUFSJ[FEOVNFSJDBM DPOUSPMFRVJQNFOU BTXFMMBTSVOQSPUPUZQF/$QSPHSBNT and recommend production changes to manufacturing methods. r.VTUCFBCMFUPPQFSBUFPWFSIFBEDSBOFTXJUITMJOHTBOE lifting attachments, perform medium to heavy work, lifting and positioning materials, parts and tools weighing up to 25 kg. r"CJMJUZUPBTTJTUXJUIEFTJHOPGQSPUPUZQFT+JHBOEĂąYUVSFTPO new and existing equipment as required. r.VTUIBWFFYDFMMFOUJOUFSQFSTPOBMTLJMMTBOEUIFBCJMJUZUP work effectively in a team environment. r.VTUCFBO/&8 /VDMFBS&OFSHZ8PSLFS PSQSFQBSFEUPUSBJO rMay be required to work evening shift.

Affordable HandymanHousehold 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.

Clean As A Whistle House Cleaning Services. Call 613-283-9823, cell 613-207-1730.

Experience handling waste and recycling and dealing with curbside collection would also be an asset.

NOTE: Free room and board applies to all positions. To apply for any position visit our website at www.camplau-ren.com, complete the application form and send to: Ron and Joanne Hartnett, 89 Short Road, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3X9 or email: hartnett@sympatico.ca

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

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

Must be physically able to perform repetitive labour tasks such as lifting up to 50 lbs and hauling and to work outside in all weather conditions.

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This is a great opportunity to brag. Tell someone what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing to make the world a better place. Support the cause. Encourage them to get involved too!

Building BIA Capacity Intern- (6 month contract). The Kemptville BIA is accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for a New Business Initiatives Intern. The position is contract based for a period of six months and consists of a 35 hour work week. As a federally funded position under the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP), applicants must be Grenville County residents who are post-secondary school graduates, over the age of 30 years, and have been displaced after working 10 years in the same industry. A complete job description is available on our website at http://www. northgrenville.ca/ employment.cfm and information regarding salary is available upon request. Your resume with references must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 to: Su Sally, BIA Chair. Box 742, Kemptville ON K0G 1J0 sugoldjewellers @gmail.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act will only be used for candidate selection.


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HousecleaningNeed Help? I work in the Almonte,Lanark and Perth areas. Call Tricia at 613-259-3420 or email coupland@storm.ca

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I know you work hard every day. Need someone to make your home sparkle?? Call experienced housekeeper Beth Roberts 613-258-4950

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Ontario Early Years Centre, a program of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels is seeking individuals to: 1. Work as relief staff on an as needed basis to replace staff during temporary absences at playgroups. 2. Provide childcare at scheduled parent education sessions and workshops. QualiďŹ cations: Family Support CertiďŹ cate, ECE or equivalent. Experience working with families, children in a group setting is essential. CPR/First Aid required. Please forward resumes to Sue Cavanagh, Executive Director, Ontario Early Years Centre Lanark 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5L3 For more information contact Sue Cavanagh at 613-283-0095 ext 303. Fax 613-283-3324 or email: edcrow@bellnet.ca

NOW HIRING Various positions available, seasonal full time and part time. Candidates must have good communication skills, be willing to work within a team situation or independently, and be honest and respectful. Must be physically active, ready to work in all weather conditions and be available weekends. *Garden Center: Sales & Maintenance of plant material, grounds maintenance, cash and phones. *Brick & Soils Yard: Operation & Maintenance of Trucks and Heavy Equipment, yard sales & deliveries. Must have minimum G level license, also looking for AZ license.

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Selby Livestock & Auctions Centre

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Already consigned: Farm Equip: MF 65 High arch, diesel power steering, multi power, Ford 5610, Case Traction King 280 HP Cummings, David Brown with Cap & Loader, 2004 Kubota M 6800 DT 4 WD dual hyd front & rear, folding rops, canopy with extra field lights, 1998 Vermeer baler, 2 bale trower wagons, 18 tn grain wagon, AC 14ft disk, McKee 26ft cultivator with rolling basket, Generac 25KW Generator, hay wagons, 50ft 6â&#x20AC;? grain auger, 2â&#x20AC;?gas powered water pump, 352 NH grain grainder, 10 plastic cage tanks, NH 492 haybine, International 16ft viber shank cultivator with buster bars, 5ft bush hog, JD 235 round baler, Timberjack Skidder Garden equipment: Craftsman 19 HP lawnmower 42â&#x20AC;? cut, Craftsman 22 HP lawnmower,42â&#x20AC;?cut,Lawnboy 16 HP lawnmower 42â&#x20AC;?cut, Yard-Man 18 HP Lawnmower 46â&#x20AC;? cut, 34 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; J D Gator 6x4 gas model, Scissorlift, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Snowblade Automotive: 1996 ž tn diesel Chev pickup truck Trailers: 16 ft trailer ramps, 12ft Tandem skid steer trailer with ramps **Subject to additions and deletions** Many items not listed

Consignments Welcome

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Kelford Youth Services Inc.

Looking for caring families within the town of Perth who want to open their home to youth age 16-20 that require room and board. This is an opportunity to change the life of a young person. Financial compensation and expenses provided. If you are interested please call 613-285-9292

INTERIOR PAINTING Professional Work. Reasonable Rates. Honest . Clean. Free Estimates. References. 613-831-2569 Home 613-355-7938 Cell. NO JOB TO SMALL!

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FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF TAY VALLEY TOWNSHIP Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on April 24, 2013, at the Tay Valley Township Municipal Office, 217 Harper Road, RR#4, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6 The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 217 Harper Road, Perth. Description of Land: Roll No. 09 11 916 020 01301 0000; PIN 05201-0116(LT); Part Lot 5 Concession 5 Bathurst; Part Lot 5 Concession 6 Bathurst; Part Road Allowance between Concessions 5 & 6 Bathurst designated as Parts 1 2 & 3 Plan 27R1994; Township of Bath Burg Sherb. File No. 11-06 Minimum Tender Amount: $5,363.96

Goldie Mohr Ltd is currently

hiring AZ - DZ drivers to operate dump trucks. Send resume to: fax 613-838-5808 or career@goldiemohrltd.ca

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque verified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under the Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax and HST if applicable. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

Seasonal Workers required to

perform a variety of manual labour operations for the production of nursery products. These positions will work in various parts of the facility and out in the nursery fields. Work will start in early April. Apply at Ferguson Forest Centre 275 County Rd. 44, Kemptville, On. K0G 1J0, phone 613-258-0110 or e-mail at info@seedlingnursery.com

For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access available, contact:

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Cleaning and maintenance of premises, interior, exterior and maintenance of equipment. Experience of small equipment would be an asset. This person should be able to work well independently. The hours range between 24-40 hrs. per week. Please drop off resumes at Tim Hortons 301 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville

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Forward rĂŠsumes to: info@reidgardens.ca 142 Pick Rd., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3P1 Tel: 613-253-3467 Fax: 613-253-7462

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

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THE EMC - 33 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Maxeen Munro Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector The Corporation of Tay Valley Township 217 Harper Road RR #4 Perth ON K7H 3C6 (613) 267-5353 www.tayvalleytwp.ca CL422333_0314


Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. Preview 8:30-9:30 a.m. Large selection of over 300 tin, battery operated and diecast toys including Matchbox, Lesney, Manoil, Vandai, Lincoln, Minnitoy, Structo and others, several pedal cars, several vintage hockey games. Advertising signs: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Beer, Automotive, Gas & Oil, Lighted Clocks and Thermometers. Several pieces of industrial furniture: large 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; monkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s table, parlour tables, oil lamps, CN & CNR lamps and collectibles. We have costume and 10K gold ladies jewellery, large selection of stamps and coins. 2 oak wall telephones, cream separater, 2 flare guns, pellet rifles. Over 600 lots, no junk! Visit our website to view 400+ photos of items in this auction @ www.colinlatreilleauctions.ca Terms: Cash, Cheque (with photo ID), Visa, M/C and Interac

Colin Latreille Auction Services 613-258-0173

GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

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

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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RC HOBBS SALE PAVILION FRIDAY, MARCH 29 @ 9am 2394 DWYER HILL RD, ASHTON Sponsored by Kings Creek Farms Selling a large selection of cattle, tractors, haying equipment, tillage equipment, harvesting equipment, feeding equipment, tools and other farm related items. Acres Production Sale: Selling 15 purebred Blonde dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Aquitaine cows due to calve at sale time plus one breeding age bull. Auction starts at 9 am. Cattle sell at 10 am. Tractors sell at 12 pm. For pictures and partial list see: joyntauctioncompany.com Trucking Available For more information or to consign contact: Rick Hobbs 613-253-6669 Dave Ostrom 613-229-6595 Auctioneers: Ken McNeely - William Joynt

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32ND ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY MACHINERY & CATTLE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION

Purvis Hall, Kemptville College, 830 Prescott St., Kemptville

The simple act of recycling has more impact on the environment than the average Canadian thinks. The amount of wood and paper North Americans throw away each year is enough to heat five million homes for 200 years.

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DAN PETERS AUCTION

Dan Peters CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser Amanda Todd CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser (613) 284-8281 or Auction Hall (613) 284-1234 email: info@danpetersauction.com Website: www.danpetersauction.com

AUCTION SALE OF FURNITURE, TOOLS

For John & Lucille Earle to be held at #123 Doe Road, Carleton Place, ON (From Carleton Place, take Hwy 29 South to 10th line Beckwith & follow signs)

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Sale of land for Tax Arrears By Public Tender MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land (s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday the 16th day of April, 2013 at the Municipal OfďŹ ce, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at the Municipal OfďŹ ce Council Chambers at 3:05 p.m. Description of Lands: 1. Part Lot 23, Concession 1, Ramsay Part Lot 24, Concession 1, Ramsay BEING Part 1, Plan 26R-218 and Part 1, Plan 27R-5256 except Parts 1 and 2, Plan 26R-1795 and Part 4, Plan 26R-3273 146 Maple Drive, Clayton ON Town of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05085-0225 Roll Number 0931 929 015 03500 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $16,672.30 2. Part Lot 16, Concession 8 as in RN103214 Ramsay Town of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05087-0147 Roll Number 0931 010 015 07800 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $9,318.28 3. Part Lot 3, Concession 3, Ramsay as in RN47252 Town of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05105-0014 Roll Number 0931 929 030 07600 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $10,975.98 One tender for each parcel of land must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certiďŹ ed by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Rhonda Whitmarsh, Treasurer 3131 Old Perth Road R.R. #2 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 (613) 256-2064 ext. 262 rwhitmarsh@mississippimills.ca THE EMC - 34 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Monday April 1, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Holiday Easter Monday Antique & Collectible Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am). 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Large indoor auction. See website for 300 + Pictures! 1000+ Coca Cola pieces, toy truck collection, antiques & more! Sunday April 7, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Estate & Consignment Auction. Noon start (preview from 11 am ). 182 Glenview Rd., Smiths Falls. MARCH SPECIAL - WE PAY THE TAX ON ANY OF OUR NEW BEDS PURCHASED AT OUR 3768 HWY 43 WEST FURNITURE STORE! WHAT WE DO: Auctions, Appraisals, Brand New Bed Sales, CL425926_0321 Moving & Trucking Services.

on Wed., March 27/13 @ 10 am Easy Glide rocker & footstool. Leather sofa & recliner chair. Wilson & Sons upright piano & bench. Records. 11 pc oak dining set. 3 pc chesterfield set. Oak console desk. Office chair. Hall mirror & table. Ant. arm chair. Single bed. Night stand. Dresser & chest of drawers. Rocking chair. 5 pc walnut bedroom set. 2 side chairs. Linens & bedding. Sears 12â&#x20AC;? planer & stand. Professional router & Craftsman stand. 3 gal air compressor. Bench vise. Craftsman 10â&#x20AC;? table saw. Craftsman laser trac mitre saw & stand (like new). Shop vac. Qty of hand & power tools. Bench grinder. 6â&#x20AC;? Rockwell jointer. 10â&#x20AC;? radial arm saw. Qty of clamps. Spin- roto zip saw. Be on time, not a large sale. Bring a lawnchair & participate in the bidding. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

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Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com

UNRESERVED REAL ESTATE PLUS ESTATE AUCTION SALE

For the Estate of John B.E. Wernikowsky to be held at #5565 Hwy 511 Hopetown, Lanark ON K0G 1K0 on Sat., March 23/13 @ 10 am Property to be auctioned @ 11 am

- Property Sold to the Highest Bidder Regardless of Price Rural 3 bedroom, vinyl sided home situated on surveyed lot in picturesque Hopetown. House features kitchen, pantry, living room & 4 pce bath on main level w/ 3 bedrooms upstairs. Property has 1 car garage & 2 outbuildings for storage. On well (65â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep submersible pump) and septic. Taxes $480.00 (+/-). For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-2676027. Miniature Dixie 4 string banjo. Yamake #431 accoustic guitar. Wagon train Accoustic guitar. Organ. Watches. Medallion. Fiddle & case. Early Batman & Robin comic. Qty of coins, stamps & CTC money. Doubloon coin. Moffat washing machine (like new). 2 chest freezers. 30â&#x20AC;? Fringale stove. Microwave & stand. White Westinghouse fridge. Extension table. Pots & pans. Hand tools. 31cc front tine tiller. Yardwork chainsaw. Whipper snipper. TV. VCR. DVD player. Qty of movies. Yardman gas snow blower (new). Garden tools. Poulan 15.5HP lawn tractor (like new). Gas push lawn mower. hand & elect. Hand tools. Wheel barrow. Fishing tackle. Motomaster battery charger. Terms on Chattels: Cash, Cheque Only â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Catering

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Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com


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.

Almonte & District Horticultural Society meets Monday, March 25, Cornerstone Community Church, 7:30 pm. Speaker is Darleen Scales on “How I Learned From my Mistakes” in Gardening, of course. (613)256-1441, (613)2563130. Almonte Walk of the Cross beginning at noon, March 29, Good Friday, at Almonte United Church & ending at Hillside Reformed Presbyterian Church. Info: 613-461-0102. Discussions on Faith & Life. “How can you say there is only one way to God? What about other religions?” Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Hillside Reformed Presbyterian Church, 273 Almonte St. 613-791-4811. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, March 30, Arlene Quinn, 3-7 p.m. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Golden Oldies Lunch, Thursday, March 28, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Lunch at Wheeler’s Pancake House, Wednesday, March 27. Call Seniors Services at 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Parkinson’s Support Group, Monday, March 26 from 7-9 p.m., Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to register. Meetings are last Monday of the month. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Social Supper, Monday, March 26, 6 p.m. Almonte Legion. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-256-4700.

50+ Fitness, Canoe Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Information 613-256-8339. Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, March 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays

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and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30, Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Call Cara (613)253-2554 or Stephanie (613)284-9248. Beginner classes in Taoist Tai Chi (TM) starting April 2, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., & 6:30-7:30 p.m., 10 High Street, Carleton Place, 613-257-1936, taoist.org/ottawa Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital first annual “Community Health Fest”, Saturday, March 23, 9-5 at the Carleton Place arena (upper halls). Easter Services, St. James Anglican Church, Edmund St. March 28, Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; March 29, Good Friday 10 a.m. Organ Voluntaries, 11 a.m. Service; March 31, Easter Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Golden Jubilee Chapter order of the Eastern Star Annual Spring Supper & Euchre, Saturday, March 23, St. James Hall, Edmund St, 6 p.m. Tickets 613-253-0356. Maundy Thursday service, Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Carleton Place Sunset Club meets Wednesday’s at 1 p.m., in the Legion for cards, games and socializing. A nice way to spend and afternoon. Info: (613)258-7483.

(613)269-7905. Income Tax Basics. Saturday, March 23, 10 AM. Merrickville Library. Register at 613-269-3326. LEGO Club- Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. March 22- Legion Dinner and Dance. Ham dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Good N’ Country. March 23- Legion Dinner and Dance. Beef dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Hoffman & Hallman. Merrickville & District Historical Society presents “Love and War”- Benedict Arnold. Ste. Marguerite Bourgeoys School. March 26, 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments. StoryTime Fridays 10 a.m., theme: March 22, More Easter. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326. Wellness for Women, with Dr. Weststrate. Thursday, March 28, 2 p.m. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326.

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Fun Night- March 22, 7 p.m. 172 Jessie St. Curling and Cards. Light lunch. Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/ appointment (613)624-5647. KEMPTVILLE Pakenham Curling Club- 172 Jessie Street Pakenham, Fun Night, March 22 at Diabetes Education Programme, at 7:00 pm. Curling and Cards. Light lunch to the Kemptville Hospital Diabetes Clin- follow. 613-256-4534. ic, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month. You must register by calling (613)258-6133 Ext. 400. Info: www.kdh. PERTH on.ca Easter Bunny visiting downtown 3 week workshop, Cancer Wipe Out, Kemptville. March 23, 10-1:30. Various Tuesdays, March 26, April 2 and April 9. activities from local businesses. Ham and Scalloped Potato dinner, 6-9 p.m. held at the Lotus Wings Holisserved by the Odd Fellow & Rebekah tic Centre, 30C North St. Info/to register Lodges, held at the Odd Fellow Hall, 119 Michelle Thibodeau 613-852-0464 www. Clothier St East. March 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. nuhealings.com Community Dinner on March 30, Info: 613-258-2258. North Grenville Photography Club 4:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 17 meets first Wednesday each month. 7-9 D’Arcy St. Everyone welcome. Holy Week Schedules, Holy Thursp.m. Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Cres. April 3 (showing results for the latest contest- day, March 28 7:30 p.m. Adoration following until 11; Good Friday, March 29, Night Photography). “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. Way of the Cross 10 a.m. Confessions 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 10:30-11:30 a.m. Celebration of the Lord’s passion 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, March or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374. 30, 8 p.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. LANARK Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m., AlgonCommunity Home Support- Lanark quin College. Visitors welcome. Info: County. Luncheon with entertainment (613)264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com Lions Club Jamboree, Sunday, (Toney Davy singing). April 3, Foy Hall March 24, Lions Club Hall, Halton/ Lanark, 12 noon. Easter Story & Craft. Ontario Early Arther Streets. Music starts 2 p.m. homeYears Centre Workshop. March 28, 6:30- cooked buffet meal 5:30. Info: Nelda 7:30 p.m. Maple Grove School. Pre-register 613-264-9030, Hall rental info: Edna 613-267-2744, membership info: Bill 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Families Get Together. Healthy life- 613-283-7753. Lions Country Music Jamboree. style program for families and their children aged 6-9. April 4-May 16. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4th Sun. every month. 2-6 p.m. Supper North Lanark Community Health Centre, served 5 p.m. Perth Lions Hall. Norwex Fundraiser, Saturday, March 207 Robertson Dr. Registration required. 23, 12-3, sponsored by The Friends of 613-259-2182, 1-866-762-0496. Lanark Civitan Club talent night. Last the Library. “Spring Cleaning without Friday each month. Dinner 6 p.m., dance Chemicals” at the Perth Library. Parkinson Support Group meeting. 7:30 p.m. Old Time Country Music. 613March 25, 1:30 p.m. Community Home 259-5610. Roast Beef Dinner and Hypnotist Support- Lanark County, 40 Sunset Blvd. Show. March 23, 7 p.m. Lanark Civitan. 613-267-6400 for info./register. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. March 27, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613-264-8252. MERRICKVILLE Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, March 30, Big Rideau North Shore Road, April 2- Legion Executive meeting. 7 Narrows Locks. Level 1, 7-9 km., moderate pace. Meet Conlon Farm, 10 a.m. p.m. Dancing on the Rideau Ballroom dance Leader: Margaret Lafrance, 613-264instruction. Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m., 0057 or margaret.lafrance@bell.net. Rideau Trail Association, Sunday, beginners; 8-9 p.m., advanced; 9-10 p.m., practice. Merrickville. Info: Ron or Sharon March 24, Trans Canada Trail, Sharbot THE EMC - 35 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lake towards Mt. Grove, level 1, moderate pace, 12-14 km. Meet at Conlon Farm at 9 a.m. Leader: Dorothy Hudson, 613-2830332 or dhudson9@cogeco.ca Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)549-6666 x6867.

RURAL 4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. A community “potluck” dinner and music jam- Saturday, March 23rd, ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Dinner, 5 p.m. open mic music 7-10 p.m. Glenn Russell (613)2732571. Annual Meeting of the plot holders. United Cemeteries. April 2, 7:30 p.m. 2677 Cemetery Side Rd. Ashton U.C.W. Spring Tea, Bake Sale & Bazaar. March 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ashton United Church. Beat the winter blahs! ABC Hall, Bolingbroke, Thursday, March 21, 1 p.m. an afternoon of scrabble, cribbage, backgammon, 500, other games. Info: Janice Chornohus 613-273-2965. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet April 3, Centennial Hall for Pot Luck Supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment. Inquires welcome. 613253-1433. Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 2722799 or 1(888)998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. “Bring Your Parent To School Night” April 26 at Rideau District High School. An invitation to Rideau Lakes Community Non Profit Organizations & Agencies. An opportunity to display their group and resources. Community Lunch, Portland United Church, Tuesday, March 26, 12-1. Handicap accessible. All welcome. Community Supper, Sunday, March 24, 4:30-6 p.m. Balderson United Church, 131 Fallbrook Road, Spaghetti, Vegeterian Spaghetti. Hosted by St John’s and St Paul’s Anglican Churches and Balderson United Church. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, March 22. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Easter Sunrise Service at the bridge on Mill St. Bishop’s Mills. March 31, 7:00 a.m. followed by breakfast in St. Andrew’s United Church Hall. Euchre, Maberly Hall, Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. Info: Sue 613-2682507, Doris 613-264-5446, Lorraine 613326-0622. Ham and Bean Supper- March 22. Elgin United Church. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Harry Adrain & Friends Dance. Legion, Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport. March 30, 8-12. Light lunch. Proceeds: Ways & Means Committee. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. Kitley Elders potluck lunch. March 21, 12 noon. St Andrew’s United Church Hall, Toledo. All welcome. (613)2840307. Mallorytown Legion, Weekly bingo, every Thursday night, doors open at 6 p.m.

Maple Run Studio Tour. March 2324. 10-5. Meet artists/artisans in studios and group locations on a self guided tour through Pakenham and surrounding area. www.mapleruntour.ca or 613-6242062 for info. New Horizon Club, March 27, 2 p.m., North-South Mens Choir. Burritts Rapids Community Hall. 613-269-2737. Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, March 23, 8-11 a.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613-257-4941. Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 24, 8 a.m.-noon. Union Hall, 1984 Wolf Grove Road, gluten-free option. Pancake Breakfasts- St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall, Frankville. Hosted by Anglican Parish of Kitley Members. March 30. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 613-275-2893. Retired Teachers & Friends: Luncheon on Wednesday, April 3, 11:30 a.m. at Sharbot Lake Inn. To reserve call 613279-2098 by April 1 at noon. Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society, Wednesday, April 3, 7:15 p.m. Portland Community Hall, “Ergonomic Tools” David Morgan from Lee Valley. Rosedale Choir concert- Mar. 22, Elgin United Church. 6:30 p.m. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, March 23, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Spaghetti Supper, March 24, 4:30 p.m. at Montague Seniors, 658 Rosedale Rd S. 4-hand euchre and bid euchre to follow at 7. Info: 613-283-6240. Youth Group- April 3, 10, 17, 24. South Crosby School. 1-800-928-2250.

SMITHS FALLS As The Spinning Wheel Turns with Deborah Dunleavy and Bill Lalonde. Storytelling at the Heritage Museum, March 22, 2 p.m. Beginner Line Dancing. Fun and exercise for seniors, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie (613)283-3823. CPHC (Community and Primary Health Care) Seniors’ Fitness Classes, 50 years of age and up, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Seniors’ Activity Centre, Info: Karen (613)283-4138. Cardio, Strength Training and Stretches. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Jasper, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Legion Br 95 Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- March 26, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. Easter Weekend Brunch, Saturday, March 30, 9-noon, Rosedale Hall (Rosedale Road South). Easter Egg Hunt (noon sharp). Craft table. Tickets at the door. Info: Bonnie 283-3496 or Judy 284-1149. Sponsor: Montague Parks and Recreation. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Saturday, March 23, Easter Fun 11 to 1, visit the Easter Bunny, activities. County Fair Mall, 275 Brockville St. 613-283-2418. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)2835383.


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This mushroom, tomato and basil ragout is made with orzo, tiny rice-shaped pasta and is best paired with a crusty bread or green salad.

Mushroom, tomato and basil ragout a real vegetarian treat EMC Lifestyle – Serve a green salad and crusty bread with this one-pot vegetarian dish – perfect for a fast meal or as a side dish with grilled meat or fish. Orzo is tiny rice shaped pasta. Preparation Time: 12 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 leek 2 tbsp olive oil 25 mL 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 1 lb small fresh mushrooms, halved 500 g 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) Italian flavoured tomatoes* 1 1 cup water 250 mL 2/3 cup orzo pasta 150 mL ½ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 125 mL

Garnish: grated Parmesan -15 minutes or until the orzo cheese (optional) and Salt is tender and it has thickened. and pepper, to taste Remove from heat and stir in the basil. Directions Pass the cheese to sprinkle Slice off and discard the on top if desired. Add salt and dark green tops and roots of pepper to taste. leek. Cut in half lengthwise Makes 4 main course servand rinse under water to re- ings move any grit; thinly slice. In *Substitute stewed toa large, deep skillet or sauce- matoes or herb and spice pan heat the oil over medium flavoured tomatoes for the heat. Italian flavoured tomatoes Add the leeks and garlic and add 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried and cook, stirring constantly, Italian seasoning with the tofor 3-4 minutes or until the matoes. leek begins to soften. Add Nutritional Information mushrooms and cook, stirring Per Serving Calories: 237 frequently, for 2-3 minutes. Sodium: 266 mg Protein: 7.4 Stir in the tomatoes, breaking g Fat: 8.0 g Carbohydrates: up with a spoon, water and 36.8 g Dietary Fibre: 5.4 g. orzo. Bring to boil, and cook, From www.newscanada. stirring occasionally, for 12 com.

If you already have an incorporated business or you’re about to start one, you can choose how you wish to be compensated – by way of a salary (including bonuses) or through dividends from shares you own in your company. The choice is up to you – but there are a number of factors that you should know about so you can make the most informed choice. Salary • A salary is a deduction to your company but it will also attract both employer and employee Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums and, in some provinces, payroll taxes. • A salary generates Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contribution room, CPP benefits and is necessary if you wish to establish an Individual Pension Plan (IPP). Dividends • Dividends are paid out of after-tax corporate profits. Corporate income in excess of the small business deduction (SBD) limit ($500,000 federally and in most provinces) is subject to higher corporate tax rates. Dividends paid out of dollars above the SBD are eligible for a more advantageous personal tax rate. Dividends paid with dollars taxed at the lower SBD rate are noneligible, resulting in a lower

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Dividend Tax Credit for the shareholder and, consequently, attracting more personal tax than an ‘eligible’ dividend.

and could more than offset the reduction in future CPP retirement benefits – if you use the correct investment strategy.

A mix of salary and dividends • In the past, tax professionals advised business owners to pay themselves at least enough salary to reduce corporate profits below the SBD limit. But corporate taxes have now been lowered to a point where more tax can be deferred by leaving income in the corporation – so it can make sense to retain high tax rate income inside the corporation for investment. To the extent that you require cash on a regular basis, salary is still the preferred compensation choice until corporate income is reduced to the SBD limit.

Other considerations • Creditor protection – many provinces have rules preventing professional corporations from using holding companies or trusts as creditor proofing strategies so it may be prudent to hold a significant portion of retirement assets in registered IPPs or Guaranteed Income Funds (GIFs). Addressing compensation issues now will improve your ongoing financial stability and retirement nest egg. Your professional advisor can help make the best choices for you.

A pure dividend strategy • Taking compensation solely as dividends means that you will not be able to contribute to investments held in an RRSP, will lose access to CPP disability benefits and may not qualify for group disability plans. This strategy can, however, allow more income to be saved inside the corporation than could otherwise be contributed to investments held within a RRSP or to an IPP

This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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EMC News – Alida Lemieux knows what all six-year-old boys know – that snakes are cool! Better yet, rat snakes are even more cool to little boys – just look at the name. The volunteer for Friends of Murphy’s Point, who works at the Tay Valley Township-based provincial park in the summertime, spoke to some March Break kids at the Perth pool on Monday, March 11, to tell them the truth about the Brown Rat Snake. “We are more dangerous to these snakes than they are to us,” said Lemieux as she gently pulled her little friend Mica from the cloth sack, and held him up for all to see. “They can bite, but they are not dangerous. They don’t want to be caught. They think I am going to eat it.” While she encouraged the kids and adults to keep their distance from the snakes, the added that they were not venomous. Mica, knowing and trusting Lemieux, wrapped himself around her arms as she spoke to the children. She took his antics, as he smelled the air with his tongue, to explain that he probably saw her arm as no different than draping himself around a tree branch, and was not trying to squeeze the life out of her arm, which is how his brothers and

sisters in the wild would kill their prey, like small birds, eggs, mice, and, yes, rats. But Chip and Dale had better keep their distance from Mica. “Chipmunks are pretty much the rat snake’s favourite snacks at Murphy’s Point,” said Lemieux. They tend to stay around cottages, sheds, and other cool places to hide, and “they are actually quite helpful to us (humans)…they are doing us a favour,” by eating bugs and vermin. But there is another reason why the rat snake is so important to Lemieux. “They are special because they are at risk,” said Lemieux. “Its population is getting smaller and smaller and smaller. With rat snakes, it has to do with humans. We like to build roads,” and this can lead to snakes getting run over by vehicles as they try to slither across the road. Cottages too are in “prime rat snake habitat,” said Lemieux. “A lot of people are just scared of them and they kill them. They are not endangered. (But) they are close.” There are about 300 rat snakes that have been tagged in the park alone. “The more we spread the good word about them, the more people will care about them,” said Lemieux. “We want to protect the rat snakes.”

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EMC News – If anyone can make a sentimental, romantic song about the likes of Don Cherry, it’s Jay Aymar. “I’m heavily influenced by narrative story telling, more folk than country influences,” said Aymar during a telephone interview last week, as he prepares for two Ottawa Valley shows this weekend. Aymar plays O’Reilly’s Pub, 43 Gore St. E., at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 22. He also plays Coco Jarry’s, 314 Raglan St. S. in Renfrew on Saturday, March 23. Like many Canadian musicians, Aymar is taking stock of the legacy and influence of Stompin’ Tom Connors. In fact, he is taking part in two upcoming Stompin’ Tom tribute shows in Kingston and Ottawa. “I’m doing it because I did his catalogue across Ontario,” said Aymar, on the phone from his sister’s place in the Toronto suburbs. In fact, he was due to play a birthday show to the Canadian entertainment great at Hugh’s Rooms in Toronto, but Stompin’ Tom was unable to attend that evening. “I am writing Canadiana songs like him,” said Aymar. Like the original travelling Canadian troubadour, Aymar also travels widely across the country, playing about 150 gigs a year. “I feel his presence as a troubadour,” said Aymar. “He cut the trail.” At this time of introspection for many Canadian singers and songwriters comes the age-old question about a possible revival of folk music, which saw a great resurgence in the 1960s. “(When) you are in the eye of the hurricane… it is hard to tell when you are in the middle of it,” admitted Aymar. But, as he looks around into the faces of his own audiences these days, “they are constantly growing. More and more kids are coming out to the show…they want to be anchored in real music.” He surmises that this comes from a need in both young and old, “a need to explore what is real.” While the 35 plus age group is well represented at his shows, he is witnessing more 19 to 23 yearolds arriving to take in his performances, something he sees on a larger scale with the success of English folk rock band superband Mumford and Sons. Making sure not to slight Mumford and Sons, Aymar was quite to point out that “my songs have a bit more depth to them. They are more than just

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a string of symbols.” Not surprisingly, Aymar’s songwriting style was born from his literary background. An English literature major from Carleton University, he lists the likes of humorists Stephen Leacock and Mark Twain as his two greatest inspirations, since they, like him, are “writing very localized ideas, with a universal appeal. There is a universal message behind the words,” both theirs and his. It was during a modern poetry class in his fourth year that the Sault Ste. Marie-born singer had an epiphany. “The stuff I gravitated to were the poets who wrote locally,” he said. “My professor thought I had a gift for that. There is a difference between a song and a poem,” though he calls the difference only “borderline,” with the two forms likely sharing a border. “It’s not local to a geographic time and place,” he explained, the way in which, say, a ballad like Gordon Lightfoot’s classic The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, is. “It’s more a collection of local stories.” Like many a songwriter before him, as the youngest of eight children, he has enough experiences from just his immediate family alone to draw upon. “That’s enough to work with for 20 more albums,” he joked, though he is currently extolling his new album, Overtime. While the lure of family is strong, the call of the open road is just as alluring, and he finds it another gold mine of great stories. “If you are constantly touring, or on the road, you are always picking up stories,” he said. “They (the stories) set themselves up in your subconscious.” After a time, “the story is set.” While he does hold Lightfoot up as a model of storytelling songwriting, so too is “the grand master of his genre,” Ian Tyson, who wrote one of the most famous modern folk songs ever, “Four Strong Winds,” made popular by the likes of the Kingston Trio and Neil Young. “(Tyson) very rarely records anybody,” said Aymar. “He recorded a song I had written about Don Cherry. That gave my career a boost,” to mention, his confidence. While using the bombastic hockey commentator as the inspiration for a sensitive love song might not seem like an obvious choice, the idea was a good one worth pursuing for him. The song “My Cherry-Coloured Rose,” released See AYMAR page P2

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The song “My CherryColoured Rose,” released about four years ago, is written from Cherry’s perspective, singing it to his dear, late wife, Rose. “I wouldn’t have done it without Don’s approval,” he hastened to add. “You’re appropriating someone else’s grief.” One might have expected the inspiration for the song to have come from a place like watching a hockey game or an evening out at a sports bar. But instead, Aymar was inspired by a magazine article about Cherry’s home life, where he was far from his outgoing, loudmouthed self and was, instead, quite humble and quiet with his wife. “That always resonated with me,” he said. Some time later, he found himself in, of all places, a NASCAR sports bar in the Deep South. The bartender had taken pity on the visiting Canuck and adjusted the satellite feed to play Hockey Night in Canada.

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Jay Aymar plays O’Reilly’s Pub in Perth at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. To his newfound American friends, “I tried to explain who this loudmouth Don Cherry was,” after his Coach’s Corner segment. After that, “the symbols just came together right away,”

and he wrote the song in about 30 minutes, before recording a quick demo to send to Cherry. And of course, Cherry thought it was a “beauty,” and the rest was history.

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at the very start of the deliberations. “I’m okay with 2.9, but we may be digging a hole for next year,” said Burnham. Morris pointed out to council that they had removed about $2,000 in grants, cut $9,000 in seasonal roads, and about $1,000 added to the coffers in raised basketball registration. “We may be starving the present to pay for the future,” said Burnham. Another source of contention around the council table was their relationship with Perth and its parks and recreation resources. “My pet peeve is the money we have over to Perth every year. I would rather look at that,” said Jordan, noting that the contract between the two municipalities comes up for renewal next year. “When they (Tay Valley residents) go to the pool (in Perth), they don’t ask them if they are from Tay Valley, or Perth, or wherever,” said Freeman. “They haven’t been able to provide us with that (information).” The council did have some statistics, but they were warned that they were not “pin-point accurate.” The numbers on hand stated that in 2012 about 150 Tay Valley residents used Conlon Farm for baseball and other sports, while about 450 Tay Valley residents used the Perth pool. “I’ve never understood why Perth can’t issue cards like the library can?” wondered Burnham. “It would give us the numbers that would convince us.” However, Kerr pointed out that while Perth may not have the numbers, groups like the hockey associations would, and it would simply be a matter of asking. “We can never replicate those facilities,” said Freeman. “We could never replicate that here... without two thirds matching grants.” Morris agreed that, “with the right numbers, we can go back and have a more robust discussion.” While Lanark Highlands Township to the north has finished its budget deliberations, Jordan stated that “I don’t know why we can’t start sooner. We’re almost at the end of the first quarter and we don’t have a budget.” Tranter, however, reiterated that the township’s finances are “not out of control. It’s a good process.”

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model. “We are not getting the data we needed.” Coun. Greg Hallam suggested that the old county sign could be refurbished and used to address the speeding issues in Glen Tay. “I think that there is benefit in having our own, that we don’t have to share,” said Jordan. Other off-road matters were also considered, including increasing basketball registration fees to make them closer in line with the five-year average, and to do the same with ice hockey registration. However, Tranter suggested that they do not use the five year average when costing for scrap metal sales, and instead go for a three-year average. He pointed out that while the current five year average is $9,500, using the three year average of $14,600 could get the township more money. Freeman also suggested that the township give a token donation of $1,000 to the Town of Perth’s proposed splash pad, rather than the $25,000 that Mayor John Fenik had suggested in his presentation to township council last year. “They said that any amount would be greatly appreciated,” said Freeman. However, her $1,000 motion was rejected. “Half of our residents are on a waterfront,” said Kerr. “They don’t need a splash pad.” Avery agreed with Kerr, but for a different reason. “Some of our residents are far enough away from Perth that they would not use it,” said Avery. Freeman suggested that the $2,500 requested by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County be rejected, “because we know how successful their fundraising has been,” this year. It was also suggested that the $3,000 requested by Lanark County Interval House last year to address their funding gap be rejected. “The county has solved their financial problem, since they asked for it (the money from Tay Valley),” said Jordan. “They still need the money,” said Freeman, for other projects, though the financial crisis may have passed. Both BBBS and Interval House requests were rejected. The council now appears to be getting ever closer to their goal of holding the line on a 2.9 per cent tax hike, down from the six per cent hike suggested

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PUBLIC NOTICE PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURE CONCERNING A REQUEST FROM THE OWNERS OF LAND AT 21 CRAIG STREET THAT THE TOWN OF PERTH CLOSE AND CONVEY THE UNDEVELOPED PORTIONS OF THE LIVINGSTON AVENUE AND HARVEY STREET ROAD ALLOWANCES TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the By-law governing the Notice By-law (No. 3811) the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Perth, during the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 5:15 p.m., in the Council Chambers, at the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth Ontario, will consider a request to close the undeveloped portions of Livingston Avenue and Harvey Street road allowances After concerns from the public have been considered, Council may pass a By-law to close the affected road allowance during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday April 23rd 2013. THE PURPOSE of the request from Lois Jean Brummitt and Ian Pearson, abutting property owners, is to permanently close the remnant portion of the Livingston Avenue road allowance as it extends between Craig Street and the Tay River; and an undeveloped section of Harvey Street road allowance as it extends easterly of Beckwith Street and terminating at the Tay River.

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THE EFFECT of closing the road allowance would be to remove them from the intended transportation network and recognize their function as utility corridors. In addition, Council could then consider the applicants request for easements over the road allowances to ensure, access to their property for maintenance purposes and to improve site security. It is anticipated the lands will remain in public ownership. ANY PERSON or public agency may request to appear as a delegation to the meeting or may make written representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed road closing. Requests to appear as a delegation to the meeting and/or written submissions must be registered with the Town Clerk no later than 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, April 4th. Additional Information may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Perth Town Hall. For optimum service please call in advance to ensure staff availability. KEY MAP Undeveloped road allowance sections subject to road closing request Livingston Ave.

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TOWN OF PERTH ANNOUNCES 2013 FUNDING WORKSHOP: IF YOU’VE GOT THE TIME, WE’VE GOT THE MONEY! As part of its ongoing economic development efforts the Town of Perth is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a 2013 Funding Workshop on Monday, March 25th, 2013. The purpose of the workshop will be to provide local business persons and property owners with an overview of all 2013 business related funding opportunities. Funding programs to be highlighted during this workshop include: • The Community Improvement Plan Façade & Signage Improvement Program • Introduction of the proposed Community Improvement Plan Building Code Compliance & Energy Efficiency Retrofit Loan Program • Town of Perth Heritage Property Restoration Grant • Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area Façade Program • Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Program – Facade Loan & Business Development Programs • Community Grants Program – recreational/cultural/festival/social program funding Workshop participants will learn about specific program eligibility requirements and guidelines during brief – program specific - presentations. Post-presentation breakaway sessions will afford interested parties an opportunity to meet and discuss potential project ideas with the various program staff in attendance. Offering coordinated access to these various programs during this one-stop-shop event is part of the Town’s commitment to support the development of a strong and robust local economy. Shellee Evans, Director Community Services noted that “in bringing the various members of our business community together for one evening we have an opportunity to match the right idea with the right program. We want those members of our business community to know that if they’ve got the time, we’ve got the money.” The 2013 funding forum will be held at the Perth Restaurant and Tavern from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25th, 2013. Presentations will commence at 5:45 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP for the workshop please contact Casey Buchanan at the Town of Perth at 613-267-3311 extension 2240 or by e-mail to cbuchanan@perth.ca.

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Organ, tissue donation takes heart EMC News – It doesn’t have to be this way. That was the message that Trillium Gift of Life speaker Cheri Barton conveyed to the roughly 125 Probus Club members on Wednesday, March 6 at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion when speaking about the lack of organ and tissue donations in Ontario. Like many young drivers, Barton signed her donor card at age 16, with the hope of saving lives. “I never thought I’d be the one who’d need the donation,” she admitted. “Both of my kidneys and my liver were full of cysts.” She was diagnosed with the most common, life-threatening genetic disease PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), which hits 1 in 500 people around the world. “It’s hereditary,” she said. “Both my daughters have PKD...all together, my family will need three livers, eight kidneys and a lung.” Cheri’s family is not alone in this fight. About 60 per cent of those diagnosed with PKD will need a kidney transplant in their lifetime. The Trillium Gift of Life Network was created to answer the call. With eight transplant centres across Ontario, the not-for-profit organization hopes to increase public awareness about organ and tissue donations, and to dispel myths. The first misnomer that was put to rest in Barton’s presentation was the fact that one can never be “too old or too sick” to register to donate a lifesaving organ, a statement which was met with rueful laughter from the mainly senior citizen audience. Unfortunately, the odds of actual transplantation are far too low, with many situational factors to consider in the selection process. Because of this, there is still a massive shortage of usable do-

nations. As little as 1.5 to three per cent of hospital deaths meet the necessary criteria for an organ donation. Factors that limit a recipient’s priority include compatible blood type, the size of the organ, and who the sickest patient is at the time. These low odds must be combated by a larger selection of donations, said Barton, but at this point in time, only 22 per cent of Canadians have registered, a percentage that peaked with Canadian double-lung donation recipient Helen Campbell’s social media campaign last year. “Even if you have signed the donor card, you still need to register,” said Barton. The reason for this, she explained, is that, statistically, even with the donor card, families will only consent to the donor’s decision half the time. “When a person is registered, 90 per cent of families will honour that decision,” she said. Barton says that she has a problem with that 90 per cent number. “It should be 100 per cent,” she said. Later in the presentation, during the question and answer session, one of the audience members stated that registration is “as simple as dirt,” and is as easy as filling out a consent form, which can be found at the website beadonor.ca, or making your wishes known when renewing your health card. Trillium Gift of Life Network has more information on the process of donating on their website, www.giftoflife.ca. “If you were sick and needed a transplant, would you want to receive one? If you said yes to that question, please register to be a donor,” Barton concluded. About 1,500 Ontario residents are still waiting for a second chance at life. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Life of Pie: Rockers raise $325 in pie sales to give kids new faces By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – Would you pay $150 for a pie? Now, you’re probably thinking that this had better be best pie you’ve ever tasted for me to pay even a fraction of that price. And normally you’d be right. But what if that $150 pie could give someone’s life back? “We are going to change a kid’s life tonight,” said rocker Fred Eaglesmith, when his Travelling Steam Show pulled into the Perth Civitan Club hall on Sunday night. “This is what rock

n’ roll was supposed to be.” While the show was heavy on rock and politically-incorrect laughs between sets, as the evening wore down, Eaglesmith shared with the audience that while he is always glad if a show goes well, and they sold some merchandise, what keeps him high after a show, as his vegetable-oil-fuelled bus (more on that later) roars down the 401 is how they have changed a person’s life. During every show he does, Eaglesmith and his band hold a pie auction, to raise money for

fuel their two busses. “We’re not environmentally conscious,” promised Eaglesmith of one of the last full-time rock-and-roll travelling shows. “We just want to save money… The band looks good tonight but we smell like French fries. If we do cheesy songs, we smell like poutine.” Eaglesmith was wrapping up a tour of eastern Ontario and western Quebec, and has played Perth before, though he joked that when he saw the word Civitan on the schedule, he thought that they were due

to play a spa (little play on the ‘tan part of the name there.) “Did you ever get Hill Radio?” he asked, stirring up some murmuring in the audience. “No! Man, I did benefit, after benefit, after benefit,” for that station. He also had a bit of fun with the Perthites in attendance, some of whom good-naturedly booed some of his more risqué material. “Are you booing the nice jokes?” he asked a lady in the front row. “’Cause I’ve got worse ones. Besides, what else is there to do in Perth on a Sunday night?”

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Above, drummer Kori Heppner holds up a pie for viewing for potential buyers during the auction. At left, bass player Justine Fischer seemed to be a cross between Guns n’ Roses’ Slash, and a tip o’ the hat to St. Patrick’s Day during their March 17 performance. At right. the ultimate rocker chick Tiff Gin shares a grin on stage. Operation Smile Canada. The charity gives people in Third World countries their faces back by providing cosmetic surgery to remove cleft pallets. Eaglesmith told the story of one 62-year-old woman who had not set foot outside of her house in nearly 50 years. After the $240 surgery to fix her face, she is now back out in public and enjoying life, away

from social stigma. Last year, Eaglesmith’s efforts raised $8,000 for the charity, and during the Perth stop, $325 was raised through pies. (Appropriately enough, the St. Patrick’s Day pie auction came just a few days after International Pie Day on March 14, or Pi day – 3.14, geddit?) The band prides itself on using only waste vegetable oil to

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EMC News - The Perth & District Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of our “New Resident Package” developed to welcome new residents to Perth & District. The chamber is managed and operated by the local business community and staff put the best interests of local businesses at the forefront of its work. The chamber promotes economic development and prosperity for our four municipal regions: the Townships of Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands; Tay Valley and the municipality of Perth. The chamber advocates the cultural and economic enrichment of the community; acts as a local voice of commerce, facilitates business and social contact amongst members, promote tourism and provide value added services to members. From gift shops and daycare facilities to education and business support services, there’s no doubt our membership is a

healthy mix of varying business markets. “We are delighted to offer this new resident package to the real estate agents in our community, our front line in welcoming new resident’s to the area,” Jill Campbell, chamber president. The chamber’s goal is to partner with real estate agents working with potential buyers in the district and welcome new residents by supplying them with important and interesting information. The package will include essential contact information for township offices as well as the chamber’s Visitor Guide, maps and numerous other brochures that will help new residents become acquainted with the district. The chamber initiative will complement the package currently offered by the Town of Perth for new and potential residents by offering the Perth new resident package along with a “District” new resident Package.

The key is that the packages will be delivered to new residents via their real estate agent and therefore will be one of the first things people receive when they make the decision to move to Perth & District. A big thanks to the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce for producing this “New Resident Package”. It will be a wonderful “value added” resource for people moving into the area and can be tailored to a specific municipality. The Realtors are pleased to work in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce to welcome our new residents to our wonderful area and offer this package to ensure they have all the important information, they will need, at their fingertips for service or information. A welcome letter from the Chamber will accompany the package encouraging new residents to visit the Chamber website or contact the Chamber Office to learn more about busi-

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promote business excellence and provide value to our membership. The New Resident Package will provide new residents the opportunity to learn about their

new home town, its businesses, services, and organizations making the transition to life in Perth & District pleasant. Pauline Fitchett, Manager.

Perth police officers to start joint patrols with OPP on March 25 EMC News - The next phase of the town’s transition process from the Perth Police Service to the Ontario Provincial Police is set to begin. Following their training in Orillia, Perth Police officers will be returning to front-line duty. From March 25 through to April 5, during the next phase of the transition, Perth officers will be patrolling the town with their OPP colleagues. Upon their return, the Perth officers will be paired with an OPP officer and patrols will take place in OPP vehicles. This will help to further familiarize Perth and OPP officers with new patrol areas for what will be the Perth zone when the transition occurs. “You will still see our officers wearing the Perth uniform up until they are sworn in as OPP officers on April 6,” said Perth Police Chief

Pat Capello. “Due to the fact they have just received the training in Orillia, they will be using their newly issued use-of-force equipment and will continue to familiarize themselves with the OPP vehicles during this next phase.” “The purpose of the mandatory training was to familiarize the Perth officers with specific equipment and procedures used by the OPP,” explained OPP Insp. Gerry Salisbury. “For example, there are variances in some of our computer systems, we use different firearms and our patrol cars are outfitted with some different features. During this phase, there is no change to contact information for police services. In an emergency, people should call 9-1-1 as usual. For administrative calls to the Perth police, the 613-267-3131 number is still active.

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Council Meeting Schedule: Public Meeting Jackson - Middleville Subdivision (County File #09-T-12005) Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 7:00 pm Council Meeting (to follow)

NOTICE ACTIVATION OF REDUCED LOAD PERIOD ON ALL TOWNSHIP ROADS Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be in force on all Township Roads effective Monday, March 11th, 2013. The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of all Township Roads which are susceptible to damage during the spring thaw.

DATED 20th day of February, 2013 Ross Trimble, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk Tel: 613-259-2398 or 1-800-239-4695 rtrimble@lanarkhighlands.ca

The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road damage has diminished. For enquiries about reduced loads please contact The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands Public Works Department at 613-259-2398

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking a proposal from qualified firms/individuals for the preparation of an Asset Management Plan. Deadline for submission of the proposal is Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 4:00 PM. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all proposals at their sole discretion. For further information, contact: Robert Bunker, Treasurer T: 613-259-2398 ext. 226 F: 613-259-2291 E: rbunker@lanarkhighlands.ca

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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.


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Pope without pomp is what church needs EMC Editorial – Catholics have a new pope. And if 90 per cent of success is showing up, to borrow a quote from Woody Allen, then Pope Francis is already off to a good start. Not to compare Pope Benedict XVI to the disgraced late U.S. president Richard Nixon, but Americans took his successor Gerald Ford to their hearts – at first, anyway – when he made his own breakfast at the White House, and asked for his old school’s fight song to be played in lieu of “Hail to the Chief.” In much the same way, Catholics and observers, have taken note of the Argentine’s more easygoing style from his more austere German predecessor. He paid his own hotel bill, in person, at the front desk. He deviated from his normal papal address from his balcony to wish everyone a good lunch. He joked with reporters that he knew that he had kept them busy over the last few days (much like Pope John Paul II joked with Irish reporters during his visit there in 1979.) He even stopped the Popemobile recently to get out and bless a disabled man in a wheelchair. He dropped in, unannounced, to visit a fellow Argentine Cardinal in hospital, much to the surprise of staff, seeing the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics strolling by the nurse’s station. He also dove into a crowd of people after celebrating mass, with several people shaking his hand and touching his shoulders. But it goes beyond the superficial surface stuff of style. Even though he was a conservative man drawn from a group of conservative men, there are some things that instill one with hope about this new, potentially transformative papacy. “Do not forget about the poor,” whispered Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Brazil to his Argentine friend, according to media reports.

“That struck me,” said the man now called Francis. “The poor.” Thank God for that. Solidarity with the poor. “How I would love a church that is poor and for the poor,” he added. Now, we don’t expect to see the treasure trove of art in the Sistine Chapel and the rest of the Vatican go up on the auction block any time soon, but it is an encouraging sign. He also said recently that Jesus is the centre of the church – not the pope. Certainly, a matter of fact, but one that bears repeating for the holder of such a regal office. All glory is fleeting, so the Roman emperors were told. Another good sign is to know that, as a teenager, he had a girlfriend whom he was very serious about. It may be a feint hope Francis may be the one to lift the ban on priests marrying. But if he were to do just so, it could increase the numbers of priests devoting their lives to the service of God and the church. It is sad to see though that, just like in politics, the pope is already having to defend his previous record in Argentina, especially in relation to the military junta that ruled there from 1976 to 1983. Those were dark days indeed for the Argentinian people but, so far, there does not appear to be any smoking gun, so to speak, linking him to the dirty war waged against “disappeared” leftists. Instead, we see the image of a simple man, who lived in a modest apartment, and knew the back streets and barrios of Buenos Aires better than any other G7 leader probably knows the tough areas of their capital cities. It is a long road ahead, and there are many more debates to come, about contraception, abortion, social justice, and other weighty matters. But this is a good start and so we wish this new EMC Editorials - Back South American leader “buen viaje de regreso” or in January I wrote a column safe journey. about how Ye Olde Clothes Washing Machine was making a strange noise. 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being used so that we could spring into action and shut off the water in the event the wonky valve got stuck open and flooding ensued. Hmmmm. So we pulled the machine out from the wall a little in STEPHANIE GRAY order to easily access the shut-off taps and carried on for a while. It wasn’t too hard to hover since the machine is in the kitchen and I tend to spend half my life there. The dripping slowed, but never stopped entirely, which (surprisingly!) seemed to rule out grit. Just to make things interesting, the shut-off taps at the back started dripping every time they got turned on or off. There was a lot of drippage. As much as I wanted to turn up the music to drown out the drippage, I figured ignoring it in this case could lead to a lot of unnecessary drama. Yes, it was time to say goodbye to Ye Olde Clothes Washing Machine. Silver lining: I got a column idea out of it. Other silver lining: We found a few lost things behind the washing machine, such as the little toy wooden mallet Boychild lost when he was two, a couple of cat toys, a hair clip and a brown marker cap that Girlchild claims she had been looking for recently. Naturally we also found quite a lot of debris that we would have preferred to ignore for a little longer. (The washer was heavy – it didn’t get hauled out very often.) RIP, Ye Olde Clothes Washing Machine! I can’t even begin to count the number of loads you have washed, especially considering a family of four had you in service before us. I only hope the replacement, made in this plasticized era, will be as faithful. After all, as much as I appreciate column ideas….

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EMC News - The Civitan Club of Perth recently donated $5,000 to the Perth and District Union Library. The money will be used to support the publications section of the library and the summer literacy program for children. Elizabeth Goldman of the library attended our meeting and was presented with the cheques by (from left) new members Alice and Eric Banford, past president Bonnie King, Goldman and new member John Hewitt.

In praise of the library ladies computer availability, magazines to browse, and so much more. But coming to the top of all our praises were the “library ladies,” those quiet, helpful people who advise us on our selections, stay one step ahead of the bedevilling technology so that they can help with e-readers, and who are almost apologetic when a fine is due on an overdue book. The library ladies are often among the first ambassadors who welcome newcomers to Perth, and they continue the pleasant association as the years roll by. Tonia Kelly Perth

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To the Editor: The “Readalikes Book Club” is held monthly at the Perth and District Union Library and, during a chat at the February meeting, we discovered that most of us had moved to Perth within the last decade or so, and that joining the library was the first thing we did when venturing into our new community. We discussed the attributes of our community library – the pit stop we can make to grab a “freeto-a-good-home” book in the lobby, the magazines, DVDs, CDs, knitting lessons, a quite place to study, the child-friendliness, books to stretch or relax our brains, dear old classics and new authors,

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Concern voiced continues over hospital cuts To the Editor: On Monday, March 4, 2013, I joined with nearly one hundred other angry citizens of Smiths Falls and surrounding area to voice our opposition to the closure of 12 more hospital beds, the elimination of the pulmonary rehab program, the slashing of outpatient physiotherapy services and the elimination of two days of Day Hospital from the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospital sites. Like several thousand likeminded citizens spread throughout Ontario, who protested that day, we are fed up with politicians making the “hard choice” to slash the public services we all rely on to feed the insatiable greed of Bay Street. These every increasing demands for corporate tax cuts, now total $18 billion a year, have yet to be proven to have created a single job. Wait let me corPhoto by PAGE TAYLOR rect that. At least two people have high Protesters surround the Smiths Falls hospital on March 4 as part of a paying jobs as a result of that reckless giveaway from the public purse, forprovince-wide day of action.

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To the Editor: Accessing health services locally at our district hospital is very important to the people of Perth and Smiths Falls. That’s why so many people from our community are joining the Save Our Services (SOS) campaign to stop the significant cuts planned for the Perth Smiths Falls District Hospital that include the closure of 12 beds and cuts to physiotherapy and day hospital hours and many more. It also explains why over 100 concerned citizens joined the SOS Day of Action on March 4 at our local hospital. Our local Day of Action was one of many similar rallies organized province-wide by the Ontario Health Coalition aimed at protecting local hospitals and stopping program and service cuts. It’s important for smaller communities like ours to challenge our provincial government’s health care cost-cutting today, since the cuts announced for our hospital are part of five year plan to decrease funding for hospitals. And since Ontario already funds hospitals

SOS, Save our Services Smiths Falls and Perth, will be making a presentation to Town Council shortly calling on Council to pass a resolution calling on Health Minister Deb Mathews to reverse these cuts and restore the beds and services that have been lost. Please come out and support us on Monday, March 25, 2013, as we present to the town council. We need them to speak out! Conservative MPP Randy Hillier is on public record calling for an end to publicly funded health care. Relying on him to represent our heath care interests in Queens Park would be akin to leaving the fox in charge of the hen house.

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mer Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and former Premier Mike Harris. Harris alone made off with $780,000 for attending 18 corporate meetings last year! The province of Ontario invests $635 per citizen less in Health Care, than the provincial average. This has resulted in an $8.6 billion dollar shortfall annually. That translates ladies and gentlemen into a cumulative bed loss, since Harris, of 18,000 hospital beds. Leaving Ontario with the same number of beds per capita as third world Mexico! Wait list grow ever longer, patients are discharged before they are ready, resulting in one in ten discharged patients needing to be readmitted, and occupancy rates of upwards of 120 per cent! Yes you read that right! Ontario’s costs are also being driven up by the ever increasing privatization of services, and the introduction of numerous user fees. Can anyone tell me why the sickest individuals in our community need to pay the most expensive parking fees in Smiths Falls?

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Business Freeman expresses Tay Valley concerns over Rideau Canal owner speak on free Wi-Fi By DESMOND DEVOY

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Dear Editor: As we have seen from letters to the editor in recent issues of the Perth Courier, sometimes newspaper and on-line articles authored by either the newspaper itself, by a business, or by a member of the public, can be mistaken or ‘skewed’ with information that reflects more of a promotional content than factual journalism. In a recent article regarding Wi-Fi now being offered at a major grocery store in Perth, the statement was made, ”I can honestly say, we’re one of, if not the first to do it ” i.e. offer Wi-Fi. We would like bring to light the fact that Foodsmiths was in fact the first grocery store in Perth offering free Wi-Fi to its customers as of January this year, as are several other local businesses that have offered Wi-Fi service for some time. However, the author of the original article was correct on all other points including the fact that both stores are in a rare class of grocery stores currently offering this service in the industry and give further cause to feed your local economy and shop in Perth.

EMC Entertainment – Tay Valley Township Deputy Reeve Susan Freeman is cautiously optimistic that her communities concerns about the future of the Rideau Canal will be heard on Parliament Hill. Freeman updated Tay Valley Township council during its meeting on Tuesday, March 12 about talks she had recently held with Leeds-Grenville

Conservative MP Gord Brown, who listened to her concerns. She stated that the canal needs to look at items like allowing and/or encouraging wilderness exploration as a way of earning some more money to make it viable, and even allowing souvenir shops along the waterway. “Tourists will go to the locks and there is nothing to see except beauty,” said Freeman. “Japanese tourists will take photographs but there is nothing

to buy.” As for the costs to the federal government to run the canal, Freeman noted that there were other operating costs to consider beside mooring and other fees. “It is not just the canal locks that cost them money,” she said. “It is water control too…a lot of people along the waterway do not pay for that.” However, she reported that she was clear in her conversation with Brown

that the Rideau Canal waterway was of vital economic interest to the community, especially since it is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site. “You don’t say you are going to invest in something and then pull back,” said Freeman. TRIVIA NIGHT On Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m., council will host a trivia night in council chambers in Glen Tay, as a fundraiser for children and youth programs.

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All hail the Lord of the Strings, J.P. Cormier’s, return to Perth By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC Entertainment – J.P. Cormier still can’t fathom how he went from seeing Stompin’ Tom Connors “turning the [plank of] plywood into dust,” to himself resting in a casket. While countless Canadian musicians were paying their respects to the life and legacy of the Canadian singing legend this past month, for Cormier, the loss was especially hard, as he so often shared the stage with Connors – including one last time, at his public memorial in Peterborough. “Stompin’ Tom was like a father to me,” said Cormier, who will be in Perth next week for a show, said on the phone from Halifax, Nova Scotia, suddenly getting quiet. “It was a terrible loss. There is a big hole in my life right now. The country lost its greatest patriot.” He was able to hold it together when he performed “Songbird Valley,” at Connors’ public memorial. “Singing on the stage with him in the casket, it was pretty surreal,” said Cormier. Before Connors’ passing, Cormier had written a song that “I wanted to share with him, before I recorded it,” as it was in his honour. He has written another song in Connors’ honour, which he only finished on March 17, titled, appropriately, “House of Plywood.” “We must support Canadian talent,” said Cormier. “We must hold on to it tight. If we don’t, we’ll lose it.” Cormier plays the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig St., Perth, on Thursday, March 28, with special guest bassist Emily Dingwall from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Tickets for Cormier’s show are available at Shadowfax, 67 Foster St., Perth, online at shadowfax.on.ca, or by phone at 613-267-6817. Tickets are $25 in advance. It’s not surprising that, after 30 years touring on the road that Cormier has

played Perth, and the intimate Full Circle Theatre, before. “It’s a nice theatre,” he said. “I am excited to go in there with my new show.” The show will feature music from his new album, “Somewhere in the Back of My Heart,” following a oneyear hiatus from touring. While his promotional material may say that he did not take to retirement, Cormier himself begs to differ. “Retirement suited me fine,” he said. “Sometimes you’re not done, and that’s what happened to me. I just think I am not done. I thought I would be happy laying back.” But enough people came up to him and told him to get back out there that he had to listen, that the clock had not run out on him. Even so, he is still busy enough with his own recording studio, Cormier Recordings, in Antigonish, NS. Already, two up-and-coming artists he has recorded, have been nominated for Eastewood Music Awards, for their debut albums. “Maybe I’ll be the next Phil Spector!” he laughs. Cormier’s shows are also the perfect place to make a donation to the ALS foundation. The show will start off with the local ALS foundation chapter director making a short talk seeking donations before the music starts. “Thank God I don’t know how anyone who has ever had it,” said Cormier. “It’s a terrible affliction.” As for his moniker as the “Lord of the Strings,” an obvious play on Irish dancer extraordinaire Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, he gives off a verbal shrug from down the phone line and admits that he was bestowed with that moniker by an executive at Yamaha Canada when he worked for them doing professional endorsements and doing workshops across the country.

Town announces funding workshop in Perth EMC News - As part of its ongoing economic development efforts the Town of Perth is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a 2013 Funding Workshop on Monday, March 25. The purpose of the workshop will be to provide local business persons and property owners with an overview of all 2013 business related funding opportunities. Funding programs to be highlighted during this workshop include: • The Community Improvement Plan Façade and Signage Improvement Program • Introduction of the proposed Community Improvement Plan Building Code Compliance and Energy Efficiency Retrofit Loan Program • Town of Perth Heritage Property Restoration Grant • Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area Façade Program • Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Program – Facade Loan and Business Development Programs • Community Grants Program – recreational/cultural/festival/ social program funding Workshop participants will learn about specific program eligibility

requirements and guidelines during brief – program specific - presentations. Postpresentation breakaway sessions will afford interested parties an opportunity to meet and discuss potential project ideas with the various program staff in attendance. Offering coordinated access to these various programs during this onestop-shop event is part of the Town’s commitment to support the development of a strong a robust local economy. Shellee Evans, director community services, noted that “in bringing the various members of our business community together for one evening we have an opportunity to match the right idea with right program. We want those members of our business community to know that if they’ve got the time, we’ve got the money.” The 2013 funding forum will be held at the Perth Restaurant and Tavern from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25. Presentations will commence at 5:45 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP for the workshop please contact Casey Buchanan at the Town of Perth at 613267-3311 extension 2240 or by e-mail cbuchanan@perth.ca Submitted by Town of Perth

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Algonquin College Heritage Institute is Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First LEEDÂŽ Gold Facility Use of natural day lighting means the facility uses less electricity, while the Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water use is reduced through rainwater harvesting used for sewage conveyance, low-flow plumbing fixtures that reduce potable water-use by as much 55.9 per cent, and native and adaptive landscaping that requires no irrigation. The facility also features improved indoor air quality, a wood frame construction with low embodied energy made of Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, a high-performance building envelope, and efficient HVAC systems. These strategies resulted in a comfortable facility that will be over 50 per cent more energy efficient than a similar facility

designed to the standard of the Model National Energy Code for Buildings, and was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 206 tons a year. In addition, many of the materials were purchased in the Perth area and much of the subcontracting work was done locally to reduce waste while also supporting the local community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am pleased to see that Algonquin College has once again achieved LEED certification for one of its facilities,â&#x20AC;? says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its efforts to lead by example in all areas of sustainability benefit not only Algonquinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students and staff, but the

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April Showers and May Flowers at St. John Elementary EMC Editorials - Now that March Break has come and gone, staff and students at St. John Elementary have been busy getting prepared for two big fundraising events of their own. The school is currently accepting pre-sale orders for rain barrels at a great bargain. For $55 each, the rain barrels will be delivered at a truckload sale on Saturday, April 13 at the school from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funds raised will support the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to promote and create ways to better the environment. On top of that, the school will host its eighth annual Funner to be a Runner 2.5-, 5- and 10-km races May 4. New this year is the 10-km relay event, which welcomes teams of two to four runners to divvy up the distance. This would be the perfect tune-up for the following monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kilt Run. Learn more about the distance, times and fees at www. sjels.ca. Friends of the Library Fundraiser If spring cleaningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on your mind, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to the head to the library this Saturday morning. Friends of the Perth and District Union Library will be hosting a fundraiser where

at Algonquin Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woodroffe campus received a LEEDÂŽ Platinum certification. Two other facilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Algonquin Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Pembroke Campus and the Robert C. Gillett Student Commons on our Ottawa Campus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are LEEDÂŽ certification candidates.

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EMC News - The Algonquin College Heritage Institute is Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂŽ) Gold certified facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the Algonquin College Heritage Institute, we are firm believers in environmental and fiscal responsibility,â&#x20AC;? says Shelley Carter-Rose, Dean, Algonquin College Heritage Institute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Heritage Institute provides our students with hands-on, applied learning opportunities in a state-of-the-art facility that minimizes our impact on the environment while reducing our water and hydro bills.â&#x20AC;? The 4,100 m2 (45,000 ft2) campus includes a number of sustainable design initiatives.

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Replacing Ripped Canadian Flags So, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the etiquette when it comes to Canadian flags that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it through a tough winter season? Driving throughout the area, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon to spot a tattered Canadian flag this time of year. Curious, I looked up Heritage Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules on flying a Canadian flag when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen better days. The only reference made to tattered flags states, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when a flag becomes tattered and is no longer in a suitable condition for use, it should be destroyed in a dignified way.â&#x20AC;? There werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any rules listed about when to say so long to a flag. That said, if you have a flag posted on your prop-

Walks with Tux While out with Tux last week, we stopped to chat with one of our friendly neighbours. After reading my recent column about whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re born in the Perth or Smiths Falls hospital, he queried how many current Perth residents actually have Perth listed as their place of birth on their birth certificate. Here are my follow-up questions to that query: how many current Perth residents do you think were born in Perth; and, how do we find this out?

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Connecting with nature and living with vitality cial sustainability, and other positive solutions. The convergence is an educational and social event; it’s a great way to learn about community projects and connect with like-minded people in eastern Ontario. “It was full in the last two years and has brought attendees from beyond Toronto and Montreal,” said Ford. Ford is one of the main organisers of the convergence. “We’re really excited about this event. This is our big offering for the year ‘giving back’ to our communities. In the last two years, the enthusiasm at the event was almost palpable. People left feeling energized and inspired to do something meaningful in their own backyards or in their communities.” Ford has been actively involved in the Perth community; she has been a volunteer with Dignity House Hospice, the Perth Farmers’ Market, Transition Perth and the Lanark County Community Justice Program. Ford has also been giving workshops and leading groups worldwide for over nine years in Canada, the U.S. and most notably in Haiti, South Africa and Hungary. Ford has been busy in the last two months planning the

convergence and several spring workshops. Her newest workshops in Perth will focus on pragmatic “how to” skills, as well as help people connect more with nature and live with more vitality. The series is inspired by permaculture, Reiki (an energy-based practice), shamanism (Earth-based practices), deep ecology and Nonviolent Communication. On March 28, Ford will host an evening called “Thrive: Permaculture, Reiki and Shamanism.” On April 6 and 7, she will offer a workshop called “Earth Reiki – Level 1”. Earth Reiki includes learning to give Reiki treatments to ourselves, other people, animals and plants; it also includes connecting with nature, creating abundance and finding creative ways to meet our own needs. On May 4, she will hold another workshop called “Loving Earth and Building Soil.” This workshop teaches about soilbuilding, lasagna gardening, hugelkultur and worm compost. It also includes exercises such as grounding, awareness, observation and nature meditation. If people are curious about the above two workshops, Ford

encourages them to attend the March 28 evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lotus Wings, 30 C North St., Perth. The event is a sample of her new workshops and she is requesting a contribution of $20 to $10 sliding scale. “I think of these workshops as mini retreats for people. So many of us have busy lives and I think it’s important to finds ways to take care of and replenish ourselves, whether it’s through gardening or giving and receiving healing energy,” she said. Finally, for those who are interested in focussing on ecological design, Ford and her partner Sébastien Bacharach will teach a weekend workshop called “Ecological Design & Gardening: Introduction to Permaculture Course” on May 25 and 26 in Perth. As people start to get excited about spring, Ford encourages everyone to spend more time outdoors, start a new project or learn something new to get the creative juices flowing! For more information about the convergence and workshops, please visit www.ecologicalsolutions.com email bonitaford@gmail.com or call 613-267-1926.

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EMC News – Let nature be the teacher in our homes, our work and our gardens. Perth resident, Bonita Ford, organizes a regional gathering and local workshops, helping people to connect with nature and live with more vitality. “We can learn to be more effective with our resources, creating more abundance and well-being. Permaculture teaches us how to design things in harmony with nature. It can be applied to physical things – like houses, gardens and farms – as well as to social things – like businesses, organisations, communities and our personal lifestyles,” Ford said. On March 23 and 24, a “Permaculture Convergence” in Ottawa features 20 presentations and workshops. The suggested donation is $10 to $20 for a one-day ticket, with all proceeds going to support community projects. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about simple, ecological principles and how they can be applied to many areas of our lives, Ford noted The convergence features presentations on topics such as permaculture itselt; low-budget urban designs, community gardens, food forests, finan-

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EMC News – On March 9, Charlie & Val Smith held a fundraiser for cancer in memory of Ray Donaldson. The event was held at the Lanark Civitan Hall with music by Steve Piticco, Dan Washburn, Terry Kittmer, Wade Foster, Andy Schick, John Voss, the Smiths and several guest musicians. The emcee for the afternoon was Charlie Kitts. We had contributions from local businesses and everyone was generous for the potluck. There was plenty of food for all. A big thank you to the Civitan and staff, as well as everyone that came out to lend support. Together we raised $1,700, which was passed to Jen Hopkins, cancer society representative from the Carleton Place office.

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Tender process bypassed to receive necessary equipment for fire department EMC News - The projected May 14 move of the Smiths Falls Police Service into their new home will require the town to move fast to purchase a second logger machine for the fire department. The town’s existing $40, 000 logger machine currently records all incoming calls for the police and fire departments, but as of May 14 this necessary piece of equipment will be packed up along with other police assets and moved to their new home in the industrial park. Steve Fournier, acting Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) said the fire department’s contracts to provide dispatch services throughout the county require that this device is available moving beyond the May 14 date. “We can not work and carry on without it,” Fournier informed councillors at this week’s March 18 budget session. The fire department is looking to purchase a logger device that is less costly than the one currently in use by both emergency services in hopes of cutting the cost almost in half. Councillors granted staff’s request for excemption from the tendering bylaw and directed Fire Chief Joel Gorman to move forward with collecting verbal quotes on a new logger for the service so that one could be in place for this May. Town staff looked at a number of options to replace the equipment,

including negotiating with the Town of Perth for their logger from the Perth police department, however Fournier said the asking price was too high for Smiths Falls to accept. “It’s unfortunate we couldn’t come to terms with the old piece of equipment,” said coun. Ken Graham. Mayor Dennis Staples noted some of the equipment in the Perth police facility is partly owned by Smiths Falls and so when they are deemed surplus and sold the town should expect to see some of the proceeds diverted to their coffers. In addition, the fire department is in the midst of preparing a report for the recommended disposal and sale of the former 1980s aerial fire truck, which will add further dollars the town can put towards the purchase of the new logger system. The acquisition of this new equipment isn’t the only mention the town’s fire department had in this week’s budget discussions. The approved renovations to the fire hall was put forward as an item that could be deferred until 2014 as a way for the town to reach their ultimate goal of keeping the mill rate at 2012 rates. This deferral could mean a 2013 budget savings of $18, 803. Council is with holding final decision on cost saving options put forward by town staff until the 2010 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) reconciliation number is known later this month.

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Fundraiser concerts aplenty EMC Entertainment – Plenty to see and hear this coming weekend, and next month, at the Studio Theatre. 1) Keith Glass in concert as a fundraiser for Stewart Park Festival & the Studio Theatre - Perth Date: Saturday, March 23 Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 Tickets: Through email at sue.tennant12@gmail.com or Tickets Please Perth 613-485-6434. Place: Studio Theatre Perth, 63 Gore St. E.

try Redefined, this four-piece group from Toronto, were the biggest thing to hit the Canadian festival circuit last summer, and they just keep getting better and busier. Date: Friday, April 5 Time: 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.) Tickets: $20 Place: The back room of the Perth Restaurant Please purchase tickets ahead of time through Sue at sue.tennant12@gmail. com or directly from The Perth Restaurant as this one is selling fast.

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EMC Entertainment – Down n’ Out Productions will visit the Perth Museum as part of their Ontario tour on April 3 and 4. The Perth Museum - Matheson House will be the stage for their performance of “When the Ice Breaks” written by Madeleine Donohue. Performances will take place on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. and April 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and are available for purchase at the museum (11 Gore St. E.) or by calling 613-267-1947. Please note that seating is limited so get your tickets early. On tour throughout Ontario, this play is based on life in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Exploring the inner workings of one prominent Upper Canadian household, the play offers

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EMC News – Trinity United Church in Smiths Falls received a special visitor for its service March 17. Above, Right Reverend Gary Paterson, moderator of the United Church of Canada, spoke to the large congregation gathered, about ‘Faith and All That Jazz.’ Paterson urged all to embrace change and find faith in the power of music.

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If you enjoy live orchestral music, you may be interested in the Perth/NAC Project. This is the 13th year for the non-profit community based initiative which is organizing bus trips to concerts between September 2013 and June 2014 to enjoy 6 classical music concerts selected from the National Arts Centre Orchestra series. Travel with fellow music lovers by coach bus from Perth to the National Arts Centre without the worry of city driving or parking. This is a great opportunity to experience a world class orchestra, often playing with renowned guest artists. The deadline to sign up for priority seating and early subscription rates is April 19, 2013. For information, contact Peter Cochrane at 613 267 6143 or pcochrane@storm.ca.


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Rock n’ roll revue brings the heat, volunteer firefighter funds EMC Entertainment - The Legends of Rock and Roll and Country and Western tribute cover show rolled in to the Perth Royal Canadian Legion branch on Saturday night, covering the biggest names in music from the 1950s to the present day. The show was also a fundraiser for the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service, which provides education and training on equipment for volunteer firefighters. Photos and text by DESMOND DEVOY

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EMC Sports – A team of senior curlers from Perth has beaten 34 teams from across the Valley to prove they are the best on ice. The Perth team, comprised of Bud Ennis, Bruce Mentzel, Gord Burke, and Gord Buchan, have won the Ottawa Valley Senior Men’s Curling League title for 2013 in Richmond on Feb. 27. The league is for players aged 55 and over, and saw the lads take part in 14 games to reach the top against other teams from Almonte, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Perth, and Richmond. “I’d say the average age is 71,” laughed team

official Bob Day. “A lot of guys are still competing at the national level.” Another Perth team, comprised of players over the age of 70, going by the names of Al Chaplin, Fred Banks, Merv Roberts, and Gord Burke, will be at the Grand Masters competition in Toronto from March 22 to 23, as one of the teams representing eastern Ontario. “It’s like the brier, but a little older,” said Day. Day credits the win to “hard work, teamwork. It’s four guys on a team.” The award will stay in the curling club. “It’s quite a credit,” said Day.

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The Perth Blue Wings Junior B Hockey Club would like to thank everyone for helping make our 2012/2013 Season a success. To our very generous sponsors, our tireless volunteers, our PLMHA Flag Bearers and of course our amazing fans, we could not have done it without you. h for our Please join us on Saturday, April 13th Annual Awards Banquet at the Perth Civitan Hall. Cocktails start 6pm with a delicious buffet dinner at 7pm and awards to follow. Tickets $25 adults $12 children. Call Lori at 613.267.2643.

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EMC Sports – Perth and District Collegiate Institute sports teams were unstoppable this year in Lanark County championships. Pictured are the PDCI championship teams, including junior boys and girls basketball with LCIAA and Upper Canada cups; senior girls volleyball with an LCIAA championship, senior and junior boys volleyball teams, both with LCIAA championships, as well as the boys and girls curling teams who are EOSSAA champions. The girls curling team also won the Gore Mutual cup. Both curling teams are now heading to Ottawa this week to compete in the OFSAA championships. Congratulations to all, and best of luck at OFSAA!

ter backstroke. While she was hoping to win gold, it was some consolation that the swimmer who did win, Danielle Hanus, Newmarket, set a new Canadian record of 59.07 seconds (old record was 1:01.04). Ellard’s time of 1:02.69 was good enough to qualify her for the upcoming World Championship Trials. Ellard also placed

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EMC News – The 2013 Ontario Age Group Short Course Provincial Swimming Championships were held at the Nepean Sportsplex Feb. 28 to March 3, with 700 of Ontario’s finest age group swimmers competing. Olivia Ellard, 14, Perth, was the top performer for the Perth Stingrays club. She won a bronze medal in the 100 me-

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Burton, 2492 Burton Road, Lot 7, Con 10 Geographic Township of Bathurst TAKE NOTICE that Tay Valley Township has received a zoning by-law amendment application that was deemed to be complete on March 11th, 2013. TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in the Council Chambers located at 217 Harper Rd to consider the following item, a proposed site-specific amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 02-121 on: • approximately 0.15 ha of land at 2492 Burton Road, situated on Pt Lot 7, Con 10 in the geographic Township of Bathurst. The purpose of this amendment is to change the zoning of the property from Seasonal Residential (RS) to Residential Limited Services Special Exception- 117 (RLS-117). The effect of the amendment would be to recognize an existing seasonal dwelling at 18 m from the water and allow an addition at greater than 30 m from the water. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the above item. In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to submit written comments, please ensure that your comments are delivered to the Clerk’s office prior to the day of the meeting. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Tay Valley Township before the by-law is passed; the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council for Tay Valley Township to the Ontario Municipal Board. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Tay Valley Township before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

TAKE NOTICE, that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township proposes to enact a By-Law to stop up, close and sell a portion of an unopened road allowance. AND TAKE NOTICE, that any person who believes they may be adversely affected by the closure of such unopened road allowance has an opportunity to express their concerns at an open meeting to be held on: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Tay Valley Township Office – Council Chambers 217 Harper Road, Perth, Ontario DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CLOSING Bathurst Ward – The portion of the unopened road allowance (approximately 66 feet by 440 feet) Concession 7 between, W Pt Lot 11 & E Pt Lot 10, geographically located south of McVeigh Road. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND MAP is available at the Municipal Office or on the Township website at www.tayvalleytwp.ca. For further information contact: Dated this 21th day of March, 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

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EASTER HOLIDAY MUNICIPAL OFFICE & WASTE SITE HOURS The Municipal Office will be closed on Friday, March 29th and Monday, April 2nd in observance of the Easter holiday. The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd. The Glen Tay Waste Site will also be CLOSED on Easter Monday.

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Please be aware: The water content of the snow covering the Rideau watershed at this time of year is at near-record levels — the second highest since 1974 – and stream flow conditions are high due to snow melt as a result of milder temperature in the past week. Additional rainfall could result in higher stream flow and potential flooding in vulnerable low lying areas. As water levels rise ice covers on local streams and rivers will become increasingly unstable posing potential safety risks.

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March 26th – 6:00 p.m. “Special” Committee of the Whole – Budget March 26th – 6:30 p.m. Zoning Pubic Meeting – Caughey March 26th – 7:00 p.m. Council April 02th – 7:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole April 09th – 6:30 p.m. Zoning Public Meeting – Burton April 09th – 7:00 p.m. Council (Intention to Adopt Budget)

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Perth wrestler heads to Nationals, hosts trivia fundraiser BY AMY HOGUE

Wresting Competition, his first time competing in a national event. Competing in Nationals has presented a new challenge to the Doyle family. Max currently wrestles in the 72 kg weight category, a category that has recently been removed from the National level. As a result, Max must either lose 3 kg, bringing him down to 69 kg or gain 4 kg, bringing him up to the next category, 76 kg. Maintaining a weight at the top of an individual’s weight category is critical to the success of a wrestler. Arlene explained that Max’s coaches and the Doyle family decided to move Max up to the 76 kg category, as losing weight wasn’t really an option for the active teenager, who participates in both Physical Education and Health and Fitness classes every day in addition to training in wrestling and high school track. “He doesn’t really have any weight to lose,” Arlene commented, “It was healthier for him to gain the extra weight.” Although looking forward to competing at Nationals in April, Max is disappointed with the recent removal of wrestling as an Olympic event. The decision to remove wrestling as an Olympic event was released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in early February. Wrestling will remain part of the Olympics in 2016 but won’t be featured in the 2020 Olympics. Wrestling has been part of the modern Olympics as

far back as 1896 and there are over 70 countries participating in Olympic wrestling competitions. “It infuriates me beyond belief,” Max said, of the decision to remove wrestling from the Olympics, “The Olympics is about tradition and wrestling is one of the original Olympic sports.” Travel to and from the National competition will cost the Doyle family approximately $1,500, after subsidization by Max’s wrestling club, who is sponsoring him at the event. In an effort to keep costs reasonable, Arlene is planning a Trivia Fundraiser for Max at the Perth Civitan Club on Sunday, March 24th at 2 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 each and can be purchased individually or as a full table of eight to ten people. The event will feature food items like squares, chips and sandwiches on homemade buns. Questions will be answered as a group and at the end of the event scores will be tallied and prizes awarded. Funds raised from the event will go towards flight costs, hotel registration, food expenses and national competition fees. In addition, Max will be required to purchase a Team Ontario track suit and pay related Team Ontario fees. For more information about the Trivia event, to register a table or an individual, or to make a sponsorship donation, please contact Arlene Doyle at 613-812-1084 or at arlenedoyle@gmail.com.

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EMC News – Not everyone can make a positive out of their personal hardships. But Michelle Thibodeau has done just that. Thibodeau, 53, is a registered holistic nutritionist in Stittsville, something she pursued after stints as an administrative assistant and personal trainer. At first glance, some would say her inspiration must have been her healthy, active lifestyle. But it wasn’t. It was her husband, Ottawa firefighter Patrick Thibodeau, who succumbed to brain cancer in 2006 after battling harder against the disease than any flames he ever fought. After his death, she was perusing through emails from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, the institute where she obtained her certification, when she spotted it: a newsletter about the National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches. And that’s when Thibodeau decided to become a cancer coach. “When my husband was ill, we were constantly weighing our options, deciding which treatment approach to take,” Thibodeau said. She adds that Patrick was far from the stereotypical coach potato male. He was a firefighter, after all; a fit, healthy eater who understood the importance a healthy lifestyle has on the immune system. Likening that sentiment, Thibodeau decided to combine her expertise in nutrition with her own experience with cancer. But it’s far from a simple personal endeavor. Thibodeau says it’s filling a void in Ottawa’s healthcare. “I’d say 95 per cent of doctors aren’t trained in nutrition,” she said. When asked if it should be mandatory for nutrition courses to be implemented in medical schools, she affirmed they “absolutely” should, adding that having a strong immune system is the pivotal requirement for preventing, and defeating, diseases like cancer. This can be done, according to Thi-

bodeau, through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. After five days of intensive work at the Maplesoft Centre in Ottawa, Thibodeau completed her training to become a certified cancer coach. The training program, started originally by a nutritionist, involved learning specific protocols for dealing with cancer scenarios. A grueling treatment like chemotherapy, for instance, is widely known for its debilitating side effects, something Thibodeau said greatly compromises a cancer victim’s immune system and ability to fight off the disease. In this case, many are left sicker than they were before. But Thibodeau isn’t ignorant to the agonizing pain and horrors cancer victims can suffer through on a daily basis. She just suggests there are better remedies than the accepted approach. Her son Sean, 29, was diagnosed with melanoma in June 2011. After inhospital chemotherapy, he continued the intensive treatments from home, but had to stop. “He was feeling like crap,” Thibodeau said. “He was too tired to do anything, wasn’t able to see his friends or go out at all.” He decided to give up on chemo (“Entirely his choosing,” Thibodeau said) and soon after she completed her training as a cancer coach. Sean was open to holistic treatments, so she decided to put what she learned into action. Sean had a PET (positron emission tomography) scan two weeks ago. He’s cancer free. Thibodeau attributes the good news to her son changing his eating habits from that of a typical twenty-something-year-old to being more conscious of his meals, lifestyle and adopting healthier eating habits. The National Association of Professional Cancer Coach’s training program is only three-years-old but has since grown to attract other profession-

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Stittsville nutritionist Michelle Thibodeau will be offering cancer coaching sessions at Lotus Wings holistic centre in Perth, beginning March 26. Thibodeau is the only certified cancer coach in Ottawa. als in the health field, from physicians to psychiatrists. “More people are looking into it because they want to get better, not be made sicker,” she said. Echoing Thibodeau’s theories on strengthening the immune system through natural means is Denise Carpenter-Ducharme, a Reiki master and co-owner of Lotus Wings holistic centre in Perth. Battling lupus and chronic food al-

lergies, Carpenter-Ducharme turned to exercise, diet and vitamins as a way to ease her symptoms. It helped. But when she began practicing Reiki, the difference was like night and day. “The healing was exponential,” she said. Seventeen years later, CarpenterDucharme is still dedicated to Reiki and practices a holistic approach to life, maintaining that Lotus Wings be a

cooperative wellness facility. “We have practitioners doing everything from massage therapy to esthetics to Reiki,” she said. And because of that, Lotus Wings is opening its doors to Michelle Thibodeau and her cancer coaching sessions for the public. A non-profit community program, Thibodeau will be conducting these sessions over the course of three Tuesdays, beginning March 26. “It just fit perfectly,” CarpenterDucharme said, in regards to letting the center host Thibodeau’s sessions. “Of course we can do this. This is something we can give back to the people this impacts.” To register in advance for the sessions, go to Thibodeau’s website at www.nuhealings.com. Carpenter-Ducharme applauds Thibodeau’s cancer coaching, saying “If I was ever diagnosed with cancer, I’d use Michelle’s approach.” Both women are hopeful that holistic healing will become a more accepted route as the years go on. Thibodeau theorizes that any skepticism comes from people not caring enough about their health until they realize they don’t have it. “A lot of people don’t value their lives as much as they should,” Thibodeau said. While the cancer coaching sessions for the public are for a limited time, Thibodeau does private coaching as well. She’s the National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches’ only certified coach in Ottawa and her coaching consists of 18 hours and follow up sessions once a month for up to five years. Asked what her late husband Patrick would think of her endeavours, she’s cheerful in her response. “I think he’d be very, very happy for me,” she said assuredly. Caitie McRae is an Algonquin College journalism student who is currently undertaking a placement at the EMC.

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Stompin’ Tom made impression in Carleton Place Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

those years as he drifted across the country, working here and there and trying to make a name for himself as a musician. During his stay in Carleton Place, before the customers arrived to enjoy their seven-ounce draft and pickled eggs, Connors swept the floors and did odd jobs around the sprawling threestorey hotel.

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Popular song He evidently enjoyed Carleton Place and its people too. He wrote his popular Ottawa Valley tune ‘Big Joe Mufferaw’ during his stay. Carleton Place is prominently featured in the lyrics, along with several other valley communities. The day after Connors’ passing, messages were attached to the wrought iron railings and bouquets of flowers were placed outside the restaurant and hotel complex which is now generally known as Carleton Heritage. Only the attached pub, Guido’s, is currently operating. The façade of the former Mississippi Hotel is the same, but the place has undergone major renovations since the late Lorraine Lemay (she was a widow at the time) sold the hotel. It is currently owned by the Seccaspina family who are in the midst of making more improvements. Amid the flood of publicity that occurred following Connors’ passing, some have suggested he “saved the place.” That isn’t literally true of course. It was private money that saved the historic building from demolition in the 1990s. Connors did have enough affection for the place to send a letter(s) deploring the possible destruction of the then derelict hotel. Last week I spoke to some of those who remember Stompin’ Tom’s brief stay in Carleton Place in the 1960s and his subsequent appearance there

in the 1990s. Carleton Place native Jerry Flynn, now a town councillor, remembers sneaking into the hotel and seeing Connors perform. Flynn says Connors was a quirky and unusual character even then. A staunch supporter of his native land, Connors sent his six Juno awards back. He opposed the organization presenting awards to Canadian artists who lived and earned most of their living outside this country. He also had a memorable dispute with the CBC over a television musical special. Frank LeBlanc, a Nova Scotia native, was a young soldier working at a communications site in the district when he bivouacked at the Mississippi Hotel in the ‘60s. He remembers Connors, who was wearing his trademark Stetson and cowboy boots, mainly in his role as a general handyman around the hotel. LeBlanc, who met his future wife Wendy during his stay in Carleton Place (she is now the town’s mayor), calls Connors “a pleasant guy” with a “dry sense of humour.” He says the fledging entertainer had obviously been through tough times. But he enjoyed drinking a few beers and “shooting the breeze” with people in the beverage room. Bob White, now the senior facilities operator for the Carleton Place Department of Recreation and Culture, vividly recalls Connors’ return. He performed at the local arena in the early 1990s. “At intermission one of Stompin’ Toms’ road crew came running into the (arena) office. He asked if we had any super glue.” “I think we might,” White told the man. “Let me have a look.” “Bring it to the dressing room if you do,” the fellow replied, scurrying off. White located a tube of the substance and headed to the referee’s dressing room where Connors was taking his break. “He cracked something on his

guitar and he used the super glue to repair it. “When I went into the room all you could see was cigarette smoke and Moosehead beer,” he laughs. Stompin’ Tom was a heavy smoker and drinker. The glue proved to be the solution. Connors was back on stage for the second set, his trusty guitar in hand! Everyone who enjoyed his music has their favourite song. It isn’t ‘The Hockey Song’ or ‘Big Joe Mufferaw’ I will

remember when I think of Stompin’ Tom. Instead it will be ‘Tillsonburg’ his ode to his time working in the tobacco fields of southwestern Ontario. Early in my newspaper career I covered the Ontario Flue Cured Tobacco Growers Marketing Board in Tillsonburg for the daily St. Thomas TimesJournal. Connors’ meaningful lament “Tillsonburg – my back still aches when I hear that word” will always resonate with me, mainly because it

is so accurate. There’s no question he was an original entertainer and a true patriot. His contribution is appreciated by millions of Canadians and he will be long remembered. As one of the handwritten signs in front of the former Mississippi Hotel says, “Keep on stompin’ Tom – RIP!” If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com.

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Healthy Living Ambassador to be honoured at the DBA’s first Healthy Living Festival, June 22nd, 2013. The Healthy Living Ambassador will be the individual who best promotes a healthy lifestyle within their community. Interest individuals can nominate themselves or someone else by submitting a maximum of 500 words to the DBA outlining the ways in which the candidate promotes a healthy lifestyle within their community. To be considered, nominations must be received no later than 4 p.m., May 1. Nominations from individuals from all area communities, not just Smiths Falls, will be accepted and evaluated by the Healthy Living Festival committee. The winning individual will be recognized during the opening ceremonies of the event and receive a commemorative plaque. The Healthy Living Festival is a one-day, outdoor, free family-friendly celebration of everything concerning healthy living, including (but not limited to): exercise, healthy foods, vitamins and supplements and spirituality.

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EMC Lifestyle – Last week they eulogized a Canadian entertainment icon in Peterborough. The hockey arena in the Liftlock City was jammed to the rafters for a memorial service for music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors. Fans came from across the country to celebrate his life and career. In the wake of his passing, at age 77 from kidney failure on March 6, a host of communities instantly laid claim to being the birthplace of Connors’ success. From Timmins and Toronto, to Kemptville and Kazabazua, to his actual birthplace Saint John, New Brunswick and the hamlet where he grew up (Skinner’s Pond, Prince Edward Island) everyone wanted a piece of his success story. It’s true that Connors passed through and performed in all of the places that recently trumpeted his presence. Like so many musicians and songwriters, his was not an instant success story. He often played for a pint of suds or a bed to sleep in. Long before the popularity of ‘The Hockey Song’ and ‘Bud the Spud’ a totally unknown Tom Connors arrived in Carleton Place (his nickname was bestowed later during a performance in Peterborough). Connors coasted into the town on fumes and immediately headed for a place that was within his comfort zone. The local hotel! With his guitar case under his arm and empty pockets Connors prevailed upon David and Lorraine Lemay, the then owners of the Mississippi Hotel, for a chance to earn a dollar or two, a bottle of beer and a soft bed. Like so many others Lorraine Lemay (she also owned the Kemptville Hotel where Connors later played) took pity on the aspiring country musician. He was soon gracing the small stage in the downtown Carleton Place landmark. There’s a debate over the year. But based on my interviews for this column the majority opinion is 1966 or 1967. His stay was a short one, no more than a month. That was typical for Connors in

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after that saw two more Lincolns cross the finish line first. The 1955 Lincolns were the last cars of this make to win the race. The origin of the Lincoln automobile is interesting. The car is named after Abraham Lincoln, who served as president during the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865. His term of office then, as now, was four years, and in the middle of

the war, he had to campaign for reelection. A young man named Henry Leland was old enough in 1864 to cast a vote for Lincoln, and he was elected to a second term. Fifty-six years later, that same Henry Leland began building cars named after his boyhood hero. The Lincoln automobile went into production in Detroit in 1920. Leland was now in his mid-70s,

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rideau Valley Conservation Area (RVCA) Foundation recently received a very welcome gift of $50,000 to finance its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy Streams, Natural Shorelinesâ&#x20AC;? project in the Rideau watershed. The funds, through the SHELL FuellingChange Program, were given as a result of some vigorous and successful online voting for our local project in competition with many others from across Canada. Thanks to the many votes we received from our community supporters. The Healthy Streams, Natural Shorelines project will provide coordinated, community-based stream and shoreline restoration to vulnerable or degraded watercourses. Most of the restoration opportunities (including large-scale tree planting, shoreline buffer plantings, erosion mitigation efforts, garbage cleanups and agricultural best management practices) have already been identified through years of monitoring by the City of Ottawa, the City Stream Watch program, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and community groups. The Healthy Streams, Natural Shorelines project takes the next step and actually does the restoration work on the ground.

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Eggs benedict recipe with whole grains and asparagus a healthy treat EMC Lifestyle – It’s a sure sign of spring when the first bunches of Canadian asparagus appear at the neighbourhood market. Local produce is the freshest you can buy and is always a healthy, nutritious choice. Adding freshly picked, locally grown asparagus into your breakfast or brunch is a simple, unexpected way to energize your body with essential vitamins and minerals and start the day off right. Fibre is also an essential nutrient and a vital part of healthy eating. Did you know that one slice of bread contains as much fibre as one cup of asparagus? Sufficient fibre helps you maintain a healthy weight as it keeps you feeling full longer without adding extra calories. This eggs benedict recipe, with asparagus and whole grains, is high in

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How to choose tomatoes from seed catalogues By ANKARET DEAN

EMC Lifestyle – Tomatoes, we are told, are the most favourite vegetable grown by gardeners in North America. This is partly because our climate is ideally suited for their growth, lots of warm sunshine and a long frost-free growing period. Because of this, there are now more than 700 varieties tomato which have been developed. Huge ones, tiny ones, early ones, late ones, disease-resistant ones are available and we still have the heritage ones. The choice is rather daunting and here are a few pointers to help you make up your mind. Firstly, you must decide if you want to grow tomatoes for canning and making paste, or for summer eating. If this is so do you like little cherry tomatoes or big ones for making sandwiches? Secondly you must consider the size of your garden, and the growth habits of the different varieties. Do you want huge sprawling plants or neat tidy ones? This can be understood by the terms determinate or indeterminate. For the big sprawling plants choose the indeterminate types, these keep growing and producing until frost, they fruit for a long period of time, and they need a lots of space. Alternatively the determinate tomatoes are much more easily contained; they grow in a shorter period , flower, fruit and then it is all over. This type is also good for people who like to can and make sauce as it is all over in a couple of weeks. Disease resistance is important as tomatoes are vulnerable to several diseases which will weaken the plant end reduce the crop. The seed catalogues list the type of disease for which the tomato will have resistance, by using a letter. For instance, verticullium is

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impossible to see one. That being said, there are no front suspension upper control arms for your Vibe as it uses McPherson strut suspension without upper control arms. Your shop may be referring to rear upper arms, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for me to say. My advice would be; if there is no safety issue, no wheel alignment faults, nor suspension function problems associated with this noise nor any risk of sudden failure of a crucial part, you may want to live with the noise unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbearable to drive. A vehicle over 10 years of age is bound to have a few creaks and groans. If you decide to go ahead with this repair and, as this is the second time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked your techs to deal with this, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also suggest you ask your shop what they plan on doing if the noise isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resolved. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counselorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies).

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There was much hugging, helloing and dealing with Saturday’s bitter winds when a group of Colombian exchange students met their new host families in the Canadian Tire parking lot in Carleton Place, one of two Lanark County drop-off spots. The exchange is being coordinated through the Upper Canada District School Board. Clockwise, from left, Steve and Sue Tennant welcomed their students to Lanark County; Tennant welcomes one of his exchange students, Maria Rojas, to Lanark County, and lastly, Laura Bogano and Maria Paulapaes search for their bags.

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EMC Events – Judy McLellan operates a model haypress in the Judy and her husband Allan, who built the model, own a 400 antique section of the Ottawa Valley Farm Show last weekend. acres farm in Franktown, where she has lived for 62 years.

“We have so much diversity in our riding, rural, urban, cultural, professional, business, educational, youth and seniors,” she said. “It’s going to be fun to tap into these channels and seek the best and most dynamic candidates.” The eight-member committee brings to the table extensive local political experience, and

has the benefit of advice from local MPPs and other riding associations. All Liberals are welcome to seek the nomination in the riding. “We welcome any Liberal to contact us if they are interested in running in the next provincial election,” Sheldon said. Please direct enquiries to Terry

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Salvation Army continues to accept discontinued penny EMC News – The Salvation Army recently announced that it will collect discontinued pennies through the launch of its Penny Drive to help people in need across Canada. The public can donate their pennies to any one of the 120 participating Salvation Army thrift stores. Each penny will benefit community-based Salvation Army programs and services that provide food, shelter and general assistance to the vulnerable and marginalized. “With the end of the penny comes an opportunity to give back and provide hope and dignity for people in need,” says Graham Moore, territorial secretary for public relations and development for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. “A single penny may be seen as worthless, but we see value that can change lives.” With approximately 35 billion pennies currently in circulation in Canada, each penny donated

to The Salvation Army can add up to make a difference for local communities. Pennies will help The Salvation Army continue providing feeding assistance, shelter and other social services to Canada’s most vulnerable citizens. For example: • 35 billion pennies ($35,000,000) is enough to feed every homeless person in Canada for a year; • 7,200 pennies ($72) is the average cost a month to pay for diapers; • 88,700 pennies ($887) can pay the average monthly rent in Canada for a family in a twobedroom apartment; and • 130,800 pennies ($1,308) can pay the average yearly public transit pass per year in Toronto. “The pennies don’t even need to be rolled,” says John Kershaw, managing director for

The Salvation Army’s National Recycling Operations. “”You can bring them in bulk and we’ll take care of the rest.” The Salvation Army’s Penny Drive was developed by the organization in response to the federal government’s decision to take the coin out of circulation, and the penny’s final distribution on Feb. 4. Salvation Army thrift stores participating in the campaign will accept pennies over the next few months. In order to locate a penny donation site at one of our participating thrift stores, visit: www.SalvationArmy.ca. As the largest nongovernmental direct provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army provides aid to more than 1.8 million people each year. With your donation of pennies, you can help make the difference between someone receiving a warm meal or going hungry, sleeping outside in the cold or having a warm night of

sleep indoors. About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

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Romance fraud takes huge personal and financial toll EMC News – One of the fastest growing and most devastating fraud schemes in Canada is perpetrated through romance scams, according to members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) AntiRackets Branch. The romance scam has been around for decades. However, with the prominence of the internet and online dating sites being commonly advertised, it has opened up a large audience for scammers seeking vulnerable people wanting a relationship. It makes the scammer’s life easier because he or she can direct their efforts at building a friendship right away and not have to worry about finding the potential victim who is seeking a relationship. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) in 2012 there were 1,460 complaints from Canada of romance fraud. Of those, 1,047 victims were identified and their combined financial losses exceeded $14.8 million – more than any other identified financial loss due to fraud. Almost 70 per cent of all victims were in their 40s and 50s. “The impact of romance fraud is staggering, both personally and financially. All computer users should educate themselves and use best practices to ensure their personal and financial security,” said Deputy Commission Scott Tod, OPP Investigations and Organized Crime. “Only give out your personal information where it is absolutely necessary and when you trust the person you are dealing with.” Single or recently unattached people – often female – are the victims of criminals who initially approach their targets online. Usually this occurs through email blasts, social media platforms, or singles and dating-related ‘meet’

websites. In some cases, prolonged interaction with individuals has cost some victims tens of thousands of dollars before the relationship ends – usually after the culprit gets what they want. “Dating and romance scammers try to lower your defences by appealing to your romantic and compassionate side. Ask yourself – ‘Would someone I have never met really declare their love for me after only a few letters or emails?’ If the answer is no, report it to police,” stated Detective Inspector Paul Beesley, OPP Anti-Rackets Branch. Police add all fraud is under-reported. However, the romance scam not only affects a person financially, it is an emotional roller coaster. Therefore, a victim is dealing with emotional and financial losses leading to the crime being under-reported. If you suspect you or someone you know has been a victim of romance fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone. Contact your local police service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS). • Check website addresses carefully. Scammers often set up fake websites with very similar addresses to legitimate dating websites. • Never send money, or give credit card or online account details to anyone you do not know and trust. A request to send money to a foreign country to someone you have never personally met should be a red flag. • Don’t give out any personal information in an email or when you are chatting online. Like any scam, use your computer to your advantage. Educate yourself. Check the name, the company name, and the addresses used. March is Fraud Prevention Month.

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VOLUNTEERS Applaud the contribution they make to Our Communities.

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Marie Binelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newborn son was undergoing surgery for a hernia at CHEO during her speech at the launch of the We All Win lottery in support of the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ottawa Hospital. She says the family is extremely grateful for all the support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that really is a wild week of winning,â&#x20AC;? said Cheryl Hammond, vice-president of corporate events for the CHEO foundation. Every grand-prize home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; located at 252, 254, 256 and 258 Keyrock Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; comes completely furnished with appliances and furniture, thanks to Sears Home Store. People are welcome to drop by to see the homes from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There is also an additional VIP early bonus draw. Ticket buyers who purchase by midnight on March 22 will be entered into a draw for 1,000 three-packs of bonus tickets. Those who purchase by midnight on May 10 will be entered into another early bird draw for $75,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The We All Win lottery is really aptly named,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew Sachs, with Urbandale Construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no better cause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It benefits everyone in the community.â&#x20AC;? Doctors, nurses and staff at CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital see more than two million patients every year.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are here in our community when we need them,â&#x20AC;? said Vanessa Lee, a reporter and anchor with a local television station. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All these reasons (are) why everyone in the community should be supporting (these hospitals).â&#x20AC;? Funds raised through the We All Win lottery help equip the staff with up-to-date equipment and supports life-saving research to find cures for diseases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, CHEO will always have a special place,â&#x20AC;? said Natalie Larocque, Sears regional vice-president of eastern Ontario. Her son was diagnosed with diabetes at a young age. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a parent you have so many worries,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding the hospitals help provide peace of mind, knowing patients are getting the best possible care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all have a story.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are $100 each or three for $250. They can be ordered online at weallwin.ca, at any major bank, the grand-prize townhomes, by mail or by phone at 613-737-4946 or 1-877-730-4946.

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We All Win The lottery punched up its format this year, introducing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Week of Winning.â&#x20AC;? And instead of giving away one grand prize home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lottery will make four winners homeowners in Kanata Lakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of exciting changes,â&#x20AC;? said Danielle St-Aubin, vice-president of donor relations with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. From June 17 to 21, there will be daily draws for: â&#x20AC;˘ Five $10,000 prizes â&#x20AC;˘ Five $5,000 travel vouchers from Sears Travel â&#x20AC;˘ A new vehicle from Myers Automotive Group And on June 21, there will be four grandprize draws for award-winning Horizon townhomes from Urbandale Construction.

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marie Binelli feels so strongly about CHEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good work that she took the time to speak at the launch of the We All Win lottery while her son was undergoing surgery at the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital. Her son Jacob was in surgery for a hernia on Friday, March 8, during the kickoff of the Ottawa Hospital and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario lottery in Kanata Lakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our son is currently receiving treatment at CHEO today,â&#x20AC;? said Binelli, adding she was able to be at the launch because she knew he was in capable hands. Jacob was due to be born on March 8 this year, but instead was born prematurely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our son was very young and sick in his early days,â&#x20AC;? said Binelli. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are grateful for all the support â&#x20AC;Ś for all the difference they have made in our lives,â&#x20AC;? she said. Binelli was given a CHEO bear for Jacob as she stepped away from the podium during the launch of the lottery.

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