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Former Olympian Nick Tritton shows off his medals to members of the Port Elmsley Karate Jutsu this past Saturday, March 23.

EMC News – Nick Tritton watches closely as youngsters practice a judo exercise. This is just a glimpse of what the former Olympian and Perth native will be doing in the near future. Tritton was the special guest in attendance at Port Elmsley Karate Jutsu on Saturday. Tritton, who now lives just outside Montreal, was running clinics last weekend in preparation for the start of the next chapter in his life: the opening of his own judo school. Gone are the days when Tritton would suit up, and compete for a medal. “I’m transitioning into retirement,” he said. “As of right now, I am retired.” Tritton made his second consecutive Olympic Games appearance in 2012 and finished 17th in the men’s 73kg judo division. At the London Olympics last year, he was ousted after he was delivered a penalty against Uzbekistan’s Navruz Jurakobilov on his first night. After that experience, Tritton took some time off to consider his future, feeling mentally and physically drained after the competition. He said it was also important for him to take time out to be

EMC News – David Lundy may have been in a hurry, but Smiths Falls town council is ready to take its time before adding its name to a motion seeking rolling back cutbacks at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Council has delayed dealing with an appeal from the Save Our Services (SOS) group until their next meeting. “It’s very timely to get a resolution to the province before the announcement of the next budget,” said Lundy, regional vice president for CUPE (Canadian

Union of Public Employees) during an impassioned plea for council’s support at the committee-ofthe-whole meeting on Monday, March 25. “The hospital we have in this community is irreplaceable,” said Lundy, standing in front of the public seating area of council chambers, which were packed with SOS members. “When you look at those (hospital) jobs, those are primarily economic drivers,” said Lundy. “To maintain a growing and prosperous community, you need a hospital.” Though he commended council and staff for their efforts to re-

cruit doctors and health care professionals to the area, he asked “how will that effort go if the hospital continues to be downsized,” with 12 beds at both sites closed earlier this month. Specifically, Lundy was looking for support for a motion calling on the provincial government to “reinstate the beds that have been lost, (and) the services that have been cut,” said Lundy, though Coun. Ken Graham said at the end of the meeting that council may consider altering the wording of the motion provided by Lundy. “The health minister, she would have you believe that

slashed services can be accessed somewhere else,” said Lundy. “My question is, where? Where are those services?” Lundy listed off a series of personnel changes at the hospital, including a layoff, and changes in jobs that have resulted in cuts in pay, but added that “strangely, no management jobs have been lost.” Lundy later told mayor Dennis Staples that he would also be presenting the same motion to Perth town council. “To me it is a no-brainer,” said Graham. “It (the hospital) is an economic juggernaut to our community.”


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Local farmers come together to challenge GM alfalfa EMC News – Local farmers are planning a day of action to combat their fears over genetically modified alfalfa. Farmers, led by Jeff Greenberg of Greenwood Organics in Tay Valley Township, will be converging on the Ottawa headquarters of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) offices on April 9. But their message will already have been heard in Ottawa when Greenberg and other farmers, members of the National Farmers’ Union’s Lanark County local, meet with Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid on April 5, to present a petition, and to air their side of the story. “We were quite pleased at his receptiveness,â€? said Greenberg of Reid’s decision to meet with them. For many farmers, alfalfa is an important commodity. “It adds a lot of proteins to grasses,â€? said Greenberg, making it especially good for dairy farmers for grass and hay for the winter. He estimates that as much as 85 per cent of hay in Ontario is comprised of mixed grasses, which includes alfalfa. While alfalfa is good for grasses, it is not so good for weeds. “It’s called a smother crop,â€? explained Greenberg. “It holds down the weeds.â€? As a result, there is oftentimes little reason to spray chemicals when alfalfa is around. But Greenberg is concerned that Monsanto Canada, working with Forage Genetics, is working on genetically modified alfalfa, which is resistant to weed killer, like Roundup. “It sounds very nice except alfalfa is a perennial plant,â€? said Greenberg. “Once it (the genetically modified alfalfa) it will cross contaminate,â€? with non-genetically modified alfalfa. “A farmer will not be able to look their customer in the eye and say ‘No, this is not genetically modified,’â€? said Greenberg. “Contamination is inevitable‌ It (Roundup resistant alfalfa) is not necessary. This (GM alfalfa) encourages more toxins to be put into the soil. That’s what Monsanto wants to do, to sell more chemicals. (But) people want a choice.â€? He pointed to what he saw happen when genetically modified flax was allowed to be grown – contamination. “Someone is trying to sell us something we don’t need,â€? said Greenberg. “Research is proving that GM foods are harmful,â€? he said, pointing to scientists who are looking at the issue and claim to have discovered that GM foods “create tumors in rats.â€? Mark Lynas was a former anti-GM food activist, but he turned his back on the cause during a speech at Oxford University, saying that “the GM debate is over.â€? “He says that the anti-GM food people

are anti-science,â€? said Greenberg, something the particularly rankles him because he was once a scientist himself, having spent 30 years in the biotechnology industry, the last 10 as an executive with the largest supplier of technology and tools to the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, and research facilities. “I think that (assertion) is a crock.â€? A few years ago, a Stanford University study found that organic foods were no more or less nutritious than regularly-grown crops, that there were “no nutritional benefits to organic food,â€? said Greenberg. But while the media focused on this one part of the story, the “study of studies,â€? also found that “there were significantly more herbicides and pesticides in GM foods,â€? than those grown organically. However, he noted that was heartened when a March 7 screening of the documentary “Genetic Roulette,â€? by Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, drew about 80 people in Almonte. Monsanto speaks Speaking from her office in Winnipeg, Trish Jordan, the public and industry affairs director for Monsanto Canada is not surprised with Greenberg’s concerns, but she is quick to point out that Monsanto and Forage Genetics International, “are currently working with the Canadian Seed Trade Association‌and additional stakeholders on the development of an agronomic stewardship and coexistence plan, prior to making a decision about commercially introducing Roundup ready alfalfa to the eastern Canadian dairy market,â€? she wrote in a follow-up email from the prairies, noting that a similar process in the United States reaped positive results for all involved. “We already have regulatory approval for Roundup ready alfalfa, back in 2005,â€? said Jordan. “It is not commercialized in Canada‌ Forage Genetics has not made any decision if they are going to commercially sell this product in Canada.â€? Monsanto is responsible for the regulatory process, “to ensure that any variety it may put up for sale is approved with the CFIA,â€? Jordan said. According to Monsanto, Roundup ready alfalfa is “a fully approved and regulated product in Canada and has completed all the necessary federal regulatory review requirements.â€? This review process involves not only looking at extensive data, but also in “assessing both the benefits and any potential risks associated with commercial introduction.â€? Jordan was adamant that “there can be some co-existence,â€? between genetically modified alfalfa and organic alfalfa, but just how that co-existence is still being worked on. In the U.S., she noted, Roundup ready alfalfa has been grown since 2002. “They developed a similar sort of existence

plan and it was well received,� said Jordan. Monsanto has been publishing “stakeholder updates,� since 2005 on the issue, since “it is very topical. A lot of people are talking about it.� The National Farmers’ Union (Lanark County local 310) will be holding a screening

of the documentary “Genetic Roulette,� by Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E., Perth, at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 28.) The event is free to all, and a discussion, hosted by Greenberg and Maureen Bostock, will follow.



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Ministry approves board plan to introduce full-time kindergarten within UCDSB schools EMC News – The Ontario Ministry of Education has endorsed a plan by the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) to accelerate the introduction of full-time learning for kindergarten students. Starting this September, full-time kindergarten will be offered at all 64 elementary sites throughout our jurisdiction, said Valerie Allen, superintendent of the UCDSB. There are 63 elementary schools, and one junior kindergarten to grade 12 school that will offer the program. “We are so thrilled to be able to offer playbased learning – and all of the advantages that come with that – to children across our board,� said Allen. “Everyone gets it now!�

Research suggests that full-time learning in kindergarten contributes to school readiness, leads to improved literacy achievement, and levels the playing field for all learners. Schools will receive some funding to upgrade their educational materials in kindergarten and other resources to aid learning, and the Board will continue to put an emphasis on professional development for staff so our students get the best head start they can on their educational journey. The board is also working through its facilities department on a plan to upgrade classrooms where needed. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.


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United Counties reduce tax rate, approve 2013 budget March 21 EMC News – Leeds and Grenville ratepayers could see a decrease in their taxes after United Counties of Leeds and Grenville council voted to reduce the tax rate while passing the 2013 budget in a regular meeting on March 21. The United Counties reduced its tax rate by just under one per cent (.62) and will collect $32.5 million from property taxpayers in 2013. The budget is balanced, with expenditures and revenues at $103.3 million. Operations account for $82.9 million and capital expenditures $13.6 million. “Overall, I believe the budget is affordable for our residents and at the same time it allows for progress in the counties,� warden Ron Holman said. “We have addressed the increased need for allocating more money for public works infrastructure improvement,� Holman continued, noting the roads portion of the budget will see a two per cent increase, from $15.5 million last year to $15.8 million this year. “In the preparation of this

year’s budget we’ve had success in keeping costs under control in many areas. We will continue our efforts in 2013 to look for further opportunities to keep our costs low,� Holman said. Counties treasurer and director of corporate services, Nigel White said staff followed warden Holman and council’s direction to keep costs down while keeping services intact. “Council’s thrust was to keep the overall levy increase to 1.75 per cent for a total levy of $32.5 million,� White said. A residential property owner whose assessment was $100,000 in 2012 and 2013 will see a decrease of $2.33 in their property taxes for counties purposes and would pay $373.52 this year. The impact varies for each taxpayer depending on the phase-in of the assessments over a four-year period. “We are currently in the first year of the fouryear phase-in. There are properties that did have a decrease in their assessment and some that had no change in their assessments from 2012,� said White,

Staff began working on the budget in November 2012, which enabled them to present drafts to the standing committee chairs in February 2013, with final meetings being held in March. During the past year, chief administrative officer (CAO), Andy Brown and directors completed an operations review to examine all services and programs to find further savings or new revenues. The review included all counties properties and assets. Holman and members of counties council thanked staff for establishing a smooth and efficient budget process which allowed the budget to be passed before the end of March. “This is one of the earliest adoptions of a counties budget and this is the result of the expertise, hard work and dedication of staff, and the co-operation and approval of council,� Holman said. Visit www.leedsgrenville. com for more United Counties information. Submitted by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.





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Dr. Paula Stewart says more vitamin N (nature) can be a good thing By TARA GESNER

EMC Lifestyle – Nature is the wonder drug of feeling better. “Having nature around us makes us happier, smarter and healthier,” said Dr. Paula Stewart, medical officer of health at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Stewart was the guest speaker during Let’s GOGO! (Get Out into the Great Outdoors) on Friday, March 22. The well-attended event, held at the Beckwith Recreation Complex, was presented by the Rural Recreation Association (RRA) and sponsored by Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership. Richard Kidd, reeve of Beckwith Township and RRA vice chair, introduced Stewart who

spoke about the essential impact nature has on health. “She is a champion for outdoor recreation and the Rural Recreation Association,” he said. “I am just so passionate about living in nature,” said Stewart. Her personal connection to the outdoors began as a child, when she vacationed each summer on Bobs Lake in Tay Valley Township, swimming, forging trails, building rafts and more. The bond only intensified in adulthood. Eight years ago Stewart’s family moved to a farm outside Perth. It is described as a wonderful place, which is serene, open and welcoming. “There are no buildings – nothing hard and rigid,” said Stewart, “and you constantly feel a rhythm of life.” Three generations

reside on the property, along with four horses. One day Stewart was driving from Perth to Brockville, listening to a program on CBC about Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD). “A physician from Harvard was speaking about the fundamental importance of living in nature,” she said, “in addition to society’s disconnection from it.” Stewart suspected this already. “I was mesmerized,” she said, “and there is a whole lot of science that backs it up.”

The science Richard Louv is an investigative journalist and author of eight books, including The Nature Principal, which identifies seven basic concepts that can help individuals reshape their lives. By tapping into the restorative powers of nature, people can increase mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. “I find him incredibly

inspiring,” said Stewart. According to Louv, nature enhances the senses and increases awareness of the body in time and space. “Our brains are hard wired to pick up everything in nature,” said Stewart, “and this actually makes our senses (hearing, touch, sight, smell and taste) come more alive.” When in nature, there is a feeling of being connected to something, and moreover, the environment directly affects the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This region has

found affect on the human body. “The Boreal Forest of Canada releases prostaglandins, which decrease your blood pressure and enhance your immune system,” she said, “and a pine forest releases pinene, which acts like an anesthetic.” For young people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), the pinene helps anesthetize and calm the brain. Therefore, children learn better and are not as anxious and hyperactive. See HEALTH page 5



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been associated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision-making and moderating social behavior. “Our prefrontal cortex is designed to understand that being in nature is a safe thing,” said Stewart. Nature also affects the limbic system, which is the feeling part of the brain, controlling our emotions. Stewart explained the earth’s trees and plants release chemical compounds into the air that people breathe. These compounds have a pro-




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EMC News – North Grenville District High School (NGDHS) took the community on a musical journey on March 24. Above, the big baNG and bigger baNG African Drummers of NGDHS keep the beat going during their performance that afternoon. The school’s intermediate music program is raising funds for an annual music trip to Halifax.

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“This is all happening because of the outdoors,” said Stewart, “and I believe in our hearts we already knew it.” Furthermore, nature relieves stress, offers a sense of calm and peace, and results in less aggression and anger. “Studies have shown the best thing for a workplace is to have a window that looks outside,” said Stewart. “And if you don’t have a window, have plants inside your office. You can also use pictures.” The more exposed people are to nature in their place of work, there is less conflict, less aggression and more cooperation, and it increases concentration and focus. Research also shows workers feel better about themselves, their relationships work, they have an enhanced intuition, and they feel more alive. “From a clinical point of view, there is much less anxiety and depression,” said Stewart. Regarding mental illness recovery, many health professionals now suggest individuals to get outside and go for a walk in nature on a regular basis. Not only is this less expensive, but it does not have the side effects of antipsychotic medication. “Add physical activity in nature and you are over the top,” said Stewart. “It can delay aging and there is a decrease in developing dementia.” “The research is just so strong!” she continued. Let’s GOGO! participants viewed a video on Friday, which was produced by a Grade 11 student in the Toronto area. It offered up some alarming statistics. Only six per cent of children ages nine to 13 play out-

side, and children ages eight to 18 spend more than seven hours a day using entertainment: TV, computers, video games, etc. “For the first time in history, children truly have become wired,” said Stewart. Wonderful day Kidd said the RRA worked very hard to organize Let’s GOGO! Festivities also included a handful of outdoor activities, a panel discussion and skipping demonstration. Participants enjoyed pole walking (Kate Collins), outdoor fitness (Kristy Giles), birding (Clifford Bennett) and outdoor identification (Rebecca Whitman). The panel discussion encompassed trail development (John MacLeod), conservation programming (Rebecca Whitman), getting involved (Clifford Bennett) and outdoor fitness (Kristy Giles). Bonnie Schnittker chairs the RRA. Recreational facility “We are very proud of our (recreational) facility in Beckwith,” said Kidd. Built over the last 12 years, Beckwith Recreational Complex includes 12 outdoor soccer fields, two lit ball diamonds, and multi-purpose artificial turf field used for soccer, rugby and football. “The regulation football field served as the home field for the GeeGees football team (University of Ottawa) in 2012,” said Kidd. “This was a major event – the highest level of football played in Lanark County.” The recreational complex also includes an indoor soccer field, ice rink and 10 kilometres of trails.



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Grenville Fish and Game Club catch a roaring truck thanks to OTF grant EMC News – Members of the Grenville Fish and Game Club proudly unveiled their new truck on Saturday, March 23 thanks in part to a $25,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark joined the celebration along with OTF representative Natalie Wood to officially congratulate members of the club and the large number of community members who came out to support. “I’m pleased to announce the Ontario Trillium Foundation has provided a

$25,000 grant to assist the Grenville Fish and Game Club with the purchase of new truck to transport equipment for its many community events,” said Clark. “Activities organized by volunteer club members help connect people of all ages and abilities to the great outdoors. This Trillium grant is a recognition of the value of these programs, which help preserve and promote our natural heritage.” The OTF funding supported the purchase of a truck to help haul equipment and boats to continue providing outdoor activities for the

community at large. In July 2012, the Grenville Fish and Game Club applied for the grant to help alleviate the reliance on members’ trucks, acquire a reliable vehicle to help with programming, and allow the club to organize more community events. “The truck is helping us meet our programming demands and support our community to our fullest ability. We really appreciate this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and we are happy to celebrate it today,” said Lynn Holmes of the Grenville Fish and Game Club.

Incorporated in 1968, the Grenville Fish and Game Club believes in making a positive difference in their communities through the encouragement of youth, families and community based organizations to enjoy and participate in traditional outdoor sports and activities. The club operates a youth summer camp, community and charity kayaking, fishing derbies, archery competitions and noncompetitive archery tournaments. In addition, the club participates in conservation projects such as wild rice and tree planting, community cleanups

and recycling projects. A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. For more information about the Grenville Fish and Game Club, visit For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit

RVCA marks World Water Day, releases watershed report EMC News – “Building a healthy economy and healthy communities without clean water is an uphill battle,” said Ken Graham, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) chair and Smiths Falls councillor as the RVCA board of directors acknowledged March 22 as World Water Day and celebrated locally with the launch the RVCA’s Lower Rideau Subwatershed Report. “It is all about local water awareness, said Graham, noting that small efforts can have big watershed health impacts. Planting a tree, keeping your shore natural, pumping your septic tank — they all do their part to making our watershed a healthier place to live, work and play. Contributing to local water awareness is the RVCA’s release of the Lower Rideau Subwatershed Report 2012. This informationloaded report summarizes the subwatershed’s health by looking at four indicators: forest cover, wetlands, shoreline vegetation and surface water quality. Residents and municipalities in the area now have a reliable set of baseline information for tracking future trends and for targeting stewardship activities. The Lower Rideau watershed drains 765 square kilometres and flows more than 70 kilometres from Burritts Rapids through North Grenville and the former Osgoode and Rideau Townships, past the suburbs of Manotick, Barrhaven and Riverside South and right into the heart of the City of Ottawa before being pushed over Rideau Falls to the Ottawa River. “The Lower Rideau is in pretty good shape overall,” said Martin Czarski, RVCA Watershed Ecologist. “The main stem of the Rideau is in good condition, but it is the smaller creeks and streams that need to be protected or improved.” The Lower Rideau is challenged with the slow, cumulative loss of woodlands, natural shorelines and wetlands — all a result of

the wear and tear of suburban life and riparian property management. “The good news is that we can try and recover what’s been lost,” said Czarski. “It will take time, but working together, landowners and communities can add these missing elements back into the landscape.” It can be simple things like keeping shorelines natural and planting trees to more complicated municipal planning and development projects that protect surface water quality and aquatic habitat through the creation of riparian buffers, and application of stormwater best management practices. “The RVCA is pleased to provide a number of stewardship programs designed to improve stream health,” said Czarski. “We have technical expertise, grant dollars and elbow grease, we are looking for partners — landowners — who want to make real, onthe-ground improvements to local streams.” Information in the Lower Rideau Subwatershed is used for decision-making at all levels (individual, family, municipal, county, provincial). These monitoring efforts help us better understand watershed trends and help focus resource management actions where they are needed the most. This is the fourth subwatershed report following similar reports on the Middle Rideau River (2009), Jock River (2010) and Tay River (2011). These are summaries of watershed health — more detailed information is available online through catchment data sheets. Conservation Authorities throughout Ontario are releasing similar reports. To get an idea on trends across Ontario, visit www. For your copy of this report or to view the catchment data sheets, visit and look under “What’s New” or contact the RVCA at 613692-3571. Submitted by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.


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COMMENTARY The power of the daffodil

Bill Dixon and Wayne Greer, representing the Perth Lions Club, presented Jennifer Miller, left, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County with a $1,000 donation to go towards mentoring local youth. The Garlic Festival in

EMC Editorial – Spring is a time of rebirth; the bright green buds form on trees, the grass starts to turn from its murky brown colour and those sunny yellow daffodils appear from the once frozen ground. Next month, those daffodils will take over the county as the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville branch of the Canadian Cancer Society marks Daffodil Month. Instead of the traditional daffodil bunches one can find local volunteers selling at grocery stores and banks, for a donation, people can receive a daffodil pin. The bright yellow hue of this pin never fades, can be worn year-round and serve as a constant reminder of the important of fighting back against cancer. This year’s daffodil campaign is especially poignant as the Canadian Cancer Society marks its 75th anniversary. For 75 years, the society has been hard at work raising funds to outsmart the disease, empower, Submitted photo inform and support those living with cancer, as well August is one of the ways the Perth Lions Club works hard to as advocating on their behalf. Every three minutes anraise money to support charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters other Canadian receives the heartbreaking news that they have cancer and without the Canadian Cancer of Lanark County. Society’s outreach and support services, that number would surely grow. This disease has affected virtually everyone in the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville area in some way. It’s a selfish affliction that robs us of our family and loved ones. The happy little daffodil is a stark contrast to the ugliness of cancer and perhaps that’s why it’s the perfect image to represent the Canadian Cancer Socidonate them to a charity of their choice. You can make a difference ety’s campaign. with “small change!” So next month remember to wear your daffodil with pride and know you are doing your part to make Diane Dennie cancer history. For more information, visit www. Smiths Falls


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EMC Lifestyle – Finding clean snow in the yard at the farm was almost impossible. This caused a great concern for Mother. We five children, this time of year, begged for toffeeon-snow, as the sap poured from the trees. And that meant hauling in a roaster of spotlessly clean snow. As well as the boiling-down in the big flat pan in the bush, Mother would boil big pots of sap in the kitchen filling the house with sweet heavy steam. Each night we children begged for toffee-on-snow, but often Mother would say it was a Saturday night treat, and we went to bed out of sorts that we have been deprived of one of our favourite treats this time of year. And each night that we were allowed this indulgence, Everett, or Audrey, being the two oldest in the family, would be sent out for a roast pan of snow. Mother kept sending them farther and farther afield for clean snow. Father said she would soon have us going across the river to Admas-

ton, which of course, was an exaggeration. But Mother was fastidious about anything that came within a country mile of our mouths, and using a roast pan of snow where the livestock had trod was out of the question. So either Everett or Audrey was given the task of finding clean snow for the toffee. Emerson couldn’t be trusted to go beyond the barnyard! That night it was dark as pitch outside. It had been a heavy snow for late March. Mother said we would be staying church party had been planned, and no one had offered their home for a game of cards, and so we had a rare Saturday night at home, and without a house full of neighbours. A perfect night for toffeeon-snow. Audrey would carry the lantern and Everett the roast pan and the big soup ladle, ready to bring in the freshly fallen snow. Mother had put a small pot of already boiled syrup on the front lid of the Findlay Oval, and it was fair Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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jumping by the time the clean snow was brought into the house. Just perfect to pour out on the snow for a feed of sticky toffee! Although Mother always trusted Audrey or Everett to go well away from the barn yard, that night she took a big spoon and dragged it through the roaster of snow, just to be on the safe side. Well, what happened next was something like you would see in a picture show in Renfrew. There buried in the pan of snow was something that proved they hadn’t gone far enough! Mother stared at the black lump, which wasn’t big enough to fill a teaspoon, but big enough to send her into a fit! 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: Lee Ann Gilligan Email: Jennifer Coughlin Email:

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Father, used to Mother’s obsession with cleanliness, never took his eyes off the Family Herald and Weekly Star that he was reading by the oven door. She demanded to know where the snow came from, and both Audrey and Everett vowed it came from the farthest reaches of the yard where no livestock ever went. Well, that didn’t satisfy Mother. Even though she had no idea what the black lump was, she knew it had spoiled the entire roaster of snow! Audrey said she would get rid of it, and that the rest of the roaster was perfectly clean. Well, she might as well have told Mother the lump was just a raisin. Mother was having no part of her story! “Dump it out, Audrey. Goodness knows what else is in the roaster. There’ll be no toffee tonight.” Well, did that cause an uproar! Emerson accused Everett and Audrey of getting the snow from behind the cow byre where we dumped the manure, Everett took a handful of the snow out of the roaster and flung it at Emerson, ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea Harding SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Peter Ellis, Kathy Perreault, Liz Gray, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

who paid him back by throwing his gum rubber at him, hitting him square in the face, and Audrey was ready to stomp off upstairs. Mother ordered her back to the table and she was told to scrub the roaster with hot water and lye soap, even though the teeny bit of black came no where near touching the pan! The commotion in the kitchen was like something you’d see in a movie. Father got off the rocking chair, folded the Family Herald and Weekly Star, tapped his pipe into the stove, and he could be heard muttering about the crazy family he was living with. “A man can’t even read the paper in peace.” While he was heading for the bedroom off the kitchen, he added: “Hauling snow in the house, throwing it around like it was nothing. Washing a perfectly clean pan, I tell you the whole house is going straight to Hell in a basket,” which was a saying Father hauled out every time something came up that riled him. And that night he was as riled as I had seen him in a long time. • 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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cave and meets Gy (Ryan Reynolds). Gy is a man with ideas, and he isn’t afraid to try new things. Eep likes him right away, but Gy has to keep moving. The end of the world is coming, and Gy is heading for higher ground. He tries to get Eep to go with him, but she can’t leave her family behind. Eep tells Crug, but he doesn’t believe her. Then an earthquake destroys their cave, and the Croods find themselves thrown into a jungle wilderness full of new dangers. It seems their only hope of surviving in this unfamiliar world is to trust Gy. Crug doesn’t like it, and he especially doesn’t like Gy, but even a caveman like Crug will do whatever he can to protect his family. The Croods manages to be funny, exciting and heartwarming all in perfect proportion. There is nothing

about it my daughter or I didn’t like. It’s a truly wonderful adventure in a vivid prehistoric fantasy world. When I say pre-historic fantasy world I mean this isn’t exactly Earth. One of the striking things about the movie is that it’s filled with these fantastic creatures like owl cats, parrot tigers, elephant mice and piranha parakeets. This fantasy world is also marked by the animation. Everything looks like a cartoon, yet there are things like skin, hair, feathers and fur that are remarkably realistic. The whole experience is simply incredible. Keys to any good animated film are the actors who lend their voices to the characters. The Croods have some of the best. Everyone is so good it’s hard to single anyone out. Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Nicholas Cage, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman are all brilliant. They are hysterical, they have great chemistry, and they are the perfect fit for their animated counterparts. The Croods is as much fun as a family can have at the theatre. I know this father and his daughter loved every minute of it. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

EMC Lifestyle – It may be cold and bleak outside, but your meals don’t have to be. Preparing meals with a sweet splash of citrus not only adds flavour, but also nutrients that can help energize you during the dreary months. “While many fresh fruits and vegetables are out of season in winter, Florida grapefruit is at its peak, “ says registered dietitian Lydia Knorr. “Citrus fruit and juices have tremendous flavour, provide your body with a natural boost in energy and are an excellent source of vitamin C.” As a flavour agent and source of essential nutrients, citrus can bring sunshine to any meal. This recipe incorporates Florida grapefruit and grapefruit juice for a Thai-inspired dish. Thai chicken and Florida grapefruit noodle salad 12 oz (375 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced 3 tbsp (45 mL) canola oil, divided 2 tbsp (30 mL) 100% Florida grapefruit juice 2 tbsp (30 mL) Thai red curry paste 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated

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EMC Lifestyle – While I understand big government’s efforts to save us from ourselves I don’t appreciate all of the methodology and I think those involved are missing some key points. We love bans in this country. Governments have banned smoking in public places, they’ve outlawed the use of pesticides and they have brought in distracted driving legislation aimed at keeping driver’s attention where it should be. There are other bans of course, but I don’t need to list them all to make a point. Now a panel appointed by the Ontario government, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is recommending that high calorie, low-nutrient foods and sugary drinks for children 12 and under should be banned. The province has an ambitious goal to reduce childhood obesity by 20 per cent over the course of five years. The idea is that by helping families lead healthier lives we can decrease the likelihood children will be overweight or obese as they grow older. The health ministry points out that obesity can lead to diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart problems. Officials say these complaints are costing the Ontario health care system $4.5 billion annually. In order to kick-start a program officials say will require partnerships involving health care leaders, business, industry and non-profit organizations, a panel of “experts” was assembled. The so-called ‘Healthy Kids Panel’ conducted deliberations from May to December last year. Earlier this month they submitted a report entitled “No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy.” The report includes many recommendations and I won’t be commenting on all of them. Most are worthwhile although exactly how some of these ideas will be implemented escapes me? For example, “Create healthy environments for pre-school children.” Where does that start and stop and who exactly is going to do it? Or how about this recommendation from the panel. “Make schools hubs for child health and community engagement.” Seems rather ambitious and at the same time somewhat vague. The prescription for attacking childhood obesity is more understandable. Again however, I’m unsure how these ideas will be implemented? Another example to consider. “Develop a single standard guideline for food and beverages served or sold where children play and learn.” That will take some work to implement I suspect. The recommendations are numerous and comprehensive. But when it comes to attacking childhood obesity the approach appears flawed to me. Under the section ‘Changing the Food Environment’ the report urges, “Ban the marketing of high calorie, low-nutrient foods and snacks to children under 12.” The next item is, “Ban point-of-sale promotions and displays of high calorie, low








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Common sense says parents are the first line of defence. They have the power to make sure their children are eating properly and getting enough exercise. Reduce the amount of junk food your children are eating and get them off the computer and portable devices and involved in sports and other physical activities. Now there is a recipe for success in this area. Why do kids under 12 have the money to buy junk food and sugary beverages in the first place? When I was a kid….Oh well, never mind! Still, to me government policy is a poor substitute for good parenting, along with that often missing ingredient, common sense. Is it sensible to eat fatty foods three times a day and wash it down with sugar-





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more than 200 water control devices on over 300 colonies of beavers on 360 square kilometres. This has virtually eliminated the negative impacts of beavers on the infrastructure. CBC’s The Nature of Things demonstrates how beavers can revive landscapes in The Beaver Whisperers, airing on March 28. Michel Leclair was an active subject in the program. His Gatineau Park operation – as well as Eagle Lake area (south of Sharbot Lake) – was filmed. You can view the making of The Beaver Whisperers at beaverwhisperer. In North America, Cherie Westbrook has measured the effects of beaver ponds on the groundwater at great distances from the ponds. She will discuss how beavers helpfully divert rain and snow from surface runoff and into our groundwater supply instead. She and her research team are just returning from Tierra del Fuego, where they gathered evidence for the Argentinians on the hydrological effects of transplanted Canadian beavers on watersheds at the tip of South America. Dr. Westbrook will give us the perspective of beaver activities at the scale of our watersheds and the larger water cycle. Beavers – you can love ‘em or hate ‘em but you first have to understand them.




EMC News – The beaver is a brilliant hydro-engineer and a colossal pain in the butt. What does it take to live side-by-side with beavers? For answers, go to Beavers and Us, an all-day workshop on Monday, April 22 in Perth. The Stewardship Councils of Lanark, Renfrew, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington and Hastings counties will co-host a productive day of fascinating revelations about Canada’s largest rodent. Read on for the impressive line-up of speakers. The well-known Michael Runtz (of wolf howls and other shenanigans) will present the natural history of beavers, one of earth’s most powerful and fascinating animals. They have a split toenail for grooming, the most versatile tail of any mammal in the world, and the ability to transform entire landscapes to suit their needs – just like us. Unlike us, they create diverse habitats ranging from ponds to wetlands to meadows. But beavers can be a bother, especially for those responsible for roads and watersheds. Folks in the front lines of these struggles will present their points of view and explain new tools and schemes for managing our national rodent. If we want to cohabit amicably with beavers, we must learn how. Michel Leclair has successfully managed beavers in Gatineau Park for over 30 years using specialized tools and management plans incorporating habitat information. Over time, Michel has developed an unmatched expertise, while installing



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Hike for Hospice Palliative Care Services May 5 in Perth charge. Trained hospice volunteers provide in-home and hospital support to people who are living with a life-limiting illness and/or to people who are dying. The care extends to family members and friends, helping them to care for their loved one and to care for themselves. The support is tailored to meet the unique needs of each and every program participant along with their loved ones. After a loved one dies, peer support is offered through the bereavement program and resource centre. Trained volunteers are available to lend an ear offering emotional support and companionship while visiting and/or on the phone. There are monthly adult bereavement support groups in Carleton Place and Perth. There are also expressive arts groups for people living with a lifelimiting illness in addition to separate groups for bereaved children, teens and adults. Dignity House Day Hospice is a weekly program for people living with a life-limiting illness. It is also offered free of charge. The program offers five hours per week of respite for both the person who is ill and their caregivers. It is a safe, comfortable and supportive setting where participants enjoy a day of respite from “being sick” as they talk, laugh and enjoy connect-

Remember to be egg safe this Easter EMC News – With Easter upon us, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of proper handling and preparation of eggs to prevent foodborne illness. Although Salmonella is not very common in Canadian eggs, some people are more susceptible to it, particularly young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. Therefore, it is recommended that eggs be cooked thoroughly when serving them to people in these high-risk groups. You can reduce your risk of contracting foodborne illness from eggs by following a few simple tips. Shop carefully: Choose only refrigerated eggs with clean and uncracked shells. Do not use an egg if its contents are leaking through the shell or if it is stuck to the carton. Check the “best before” date on the package. While all eggs sold in Canadian grocery stores are graded Canada A, those sold elsewhere (such as at farms and farmers’ markets) may be ungraded. Ungraded eggs are not subject to the same food safety standards as graded eggs and have a higher chance of being contaminated by harmful bacteria such as Salmonella. Check for the maple leaf symbol on the carton or ask the vendor if you’re unsure whether the eggs have been graded. Keep eggs cold: Eggs should be refrigerated within two hours of purchase and should be placed in the coldest section of the refrigerator in their original carton; eggs should not be kept in the refrigerator door. The carton helps protect the eggs from damage and odours. Don’t crack the shell of an egg until you want to use it. Hard-cooked eggs, in shell or peeled, and pickled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Hard-cooked yolks should be used within five days. If you include eggs in your lunch, make sure

to include an icepack to keep the eggs cold. Keep clean: Remember to wash your hands, utensils, cutting boards, and counters carefully with soap and warm water before and after handling raw eggs. This helps to avoid potential cross contamination and prevent the spread of foodborne illness related to eggs. Cook thoroughly: Eggs and egg-based foods should be cooked thoroughly to ensure they are safe to eat. This includes the yolk, which should not be runny. Serve egg dishes immediately after cooking. Store any leftovers in containers and refrigerate them within two hours. Uncooked cookie dough and batters made with raw eggs can contain Salmonella and should not be tasted or eaten until cooked thoroughly. Use pasteurized egg products instead of raw eggs when you are preparing uncooked homemade foods that use raw eggs, such as icing or Caesar salad dressing. Easter eggs: Decorated eggs that have been left out on display are not safe to eat. If you want to eat the eggs you decorate you should hard boil them thoroughly and then cool them (either by immersing them in cold tap water or on the counter until they have reached room temperature) before placing them in the fridge. Use a non-toxic colouring dye on eggs. Be sure that eggs are kept cold before and after dyeing. Between dyeing and cooling, they should be out of the refrigerator for no more than two hours in total. Coloured hard-boiled eggs can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week. It is estimated that there are approximately 11 million cases of foodrelated illnesses in Canada every year. Many of these cases could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. For more information on food safety tips for eggs, please visit: www.

ing with others in similar situations. A day at Day Hospice includes social time, group discussions, a guest speaker or fun activity such as a craft or board game and a light lunch. A complimentary therapy such as reflexology, massage, reiki and/or time with a guest psychologist is also available if desired. To learn more about local hospice palliative care services and to help raise money for these local programs, please come to the Crystal Palace in Perth at noon on Sunday,

May 5. All donations to this event are to be payable to “Hike for Hospice.” The proceeds from the hike will be split equally between Community Home Support and Dignity House Day Hospice. Online registration for the event is available on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association website at: www. Hike pledge packages are also available at 613-2676400, 613-430-4211 and online at: or Please remember,

join us Sunday, May 5 at noon to say “YES” to Hospice Palliative Care Services. Community Home SupportLanark County is supported by the South East LHIN, the United Way of Lanark County and charitable donations. Dignity House Day Hospice is supported by charitable donations from local agencies, businesses and individuals. Submitted by Community Home Support-Lanark County.






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EMC Events – The kick-off for the National Hospice Palliative Care week is Sunday, May 5 with the Hike for Hospice Palliative Care event. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has done its research. As we know, seniors make up Canada’s fastest growing age group. In 2009, there were approximately 1.3 million people aged 80 or over. That number is expected to rise to 3.3 million people in 2036; that is 25 per cent of the total population. Currently, more than 252,000 Canadians die annually. Ninety per cent of those people could have benefited from Hospice Palliative Care; however, only 16 to 30 per cent of them had access to or received end-of-life care services. Even fewer people are offered grief and bereavement services. These issues are being addressed right here in our community. Community Home Support’s Volunteer Hospice Visiting Service and Dignity House Day Hospice are working together with community partners such as Bayshore Home Health, a national sponsor of the Hike, to ensure that people living in this community receive the end-of-life care they wish for. The programs of Community Home Support’s Volunteer Hospice Visiting Service are offered free of



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Mayors for Meals makes inaugural run in Perth By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – You know you’re somebody when the mayor brings you your lunch. Everybody on the regular run to 41 Sunset Blvd. received a visit from mayor John Fenik on Wednesday, March 20, but his first stop of the day turned out to be an old friend from the political world. “Ain’t that something aye?” said Willard Shaw from his apartment as he awaited his meal. Shaw, the former Lanark County Warden in 1988, and a former councillor and farmer in what is now Drummond/North Elmsley Township, has been a patron of the Meals on Wheels program

since May of 2006. “That’s a long time, isn’t it!” Shaw joked. Fenik was taking over from one of Shaw’s regular volunteers, Alan Cain, as part of the annual “Mayors for Meals” campaign. “I enjoy them just as much as ever,” said Shaw. “They are the greatest thing ever invented. You don’t have to shop as much… you don’t have to cook and you don’t have to do dishes.” The program does not do breakfast but provides hot meals for later in the day, as well as providing friendship and a link to the outside world for senior citizens. “I’ve (got) real friends,” said Shaw. “I’ve (got) one fella who

The two men chatted for a bit, before Fenik appealed to Shaw’s political instincts. “There’s a municipal election coming up,” Fenik joked. “You should put your name in.” Shaw laughed and said “I had my day.” This is the first year the Perth office of Community Home Support – Lanark County has participated in the “Mayors for Meals” event. The meals have been made at Lanark Lodge for the past 23 years, and are dished up Monday to Friday, at a cost of $6 per meal. Interested citizens are asked to call 613-267-6400 for more details.

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EMC News - Perth’s Henry Norwood’s original song, Another Bottle Another Day, has reached more than 4,300 plays (as of March 25) on CBC’s Searchlight music competition. The online voting has kicked into high gear as the 14 year-old country crooner has made the top eight. He needs your help now more than ever. Go to www. and cast your vote. The poll for the top eight

closes Sunday, March 31, 2013 at midnight, ET. Currently Norwood is going head-to-head with a Vancouver hip hop group, Moon Music’s and their song, Absolute Forever. Check back Tuesday April 2 at 3 p.m. ET when the top four qualifiers will be revealed. Watch the tournament chart infographic to see below the top contenders will progress. Norwood is in the running for the $20,000 grand prize.

Stewart Park Easter Egg Hunt goes this Saturday EMC News - On Saturday,11 a.m. sharp, head to Stewart Park for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hosted by Perth Tourism, the hunt is open to children ages eight and under, accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your Easter basket and join in the fun. Over 2,000 coloured eggs will be hidden in special areas of Stewart Park. At 11 a.m. sharp the whistle will sound and the hunt will begin! Once eggs are collected, children will visit the Easter

Bunny and their helpers near the Bandshell to exchange their eggs for a special Easter treat, donated by Perth Giant Tiger. This year Perth Tourism is thrilled to announce that Splash ’N Boots, a multi-award winning duo, will be entertaining the children as they exchange their coloured eggs! This event is being sponsored by Perth Tourism, Perth Giant Tiger, the Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the Perth Fire Department.

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Board members voice praise for past at last non-OPP Perth police meeting By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – This is not how Stephanie Gray envisioned she would make history. But as the weeks, then days, of March wind down towards the handover from the Perth Police Service (PPS) to the OPP on Saturday, April 6 at a ceremony at Algonquin College, Gray knew she needed to say something to mark the occasion of the last police services board meeting under the PPS. Along with joint PPS/OPP patrols commencing on March 25, Gray, the PSB chair knew that this meeting was different from all of the others she had chaired or sat in on as the provincial representative. “Although I am confident we will be well served by the OPP, it has been difficult to see the end of a 160 year-old community institution,� she said on Wednesday, March 20. For Gray, the loss was personal too. “I grew up here with the Perth Police Service being a fixture of the community and when I worked as a reporter at The Perth Courier, I had a very positive relationship with the civilians and officers,� she said of her time covering court. The debate about whether to wind down the PPS was not an easy one for either side. “It goes without saying that this past year, with the costing


Perth police services board member Eric Devlin (left) makes a point, literally and figuratively, to outgoing Perth Police Service Chief Pat Capello, at the last non-OPP PSB meeting on March 20. and council’s decision to move to an OPP model, has been challenging,â€? she said. “There has been a lot of upheaval, especially for our civilian members.â€? She commended the PPS’ civilians and uniformed officers for “their many years of dedication,â€? but also Chief Pat Capello, “for helping me learn the ropes first as a new board member and then as a rookie chairperson during a time of tremendous change.â€? With the decision made, and now only one way forward, Gray admitted that “change is not always easy, but it is constant. The board, our service, town staff, and the OPP have worked very hard to try to make this transition go as smoothly as possible‌ Despite the challenges, it is also a very interesting time for this

board as we move forward together with the OPP to focus on the policing priorities for Perth.â€? While Gray will continue on in her role, Capello will be leaving local policing, and not joining the OPP. However, Insp. Gerry Salisbury, the detachment commander for the Lanark County OPP, commended the man he will be replacing in leading policing in the town of Perth. “I want to thank Pat publicly,â€? said Salisbury. “We have had a great working relationship‌ I want to thank him publicly (and wish him) all the best for the future, from the bottom of my heart.â€? Mayor John Fenik, who admitted to losing sleep in agonizing over the decision to wind down the police force, called the transi-

our test centre.� While the 13 PPS officers who attended two weeks of training at the OPP academy in Orillia will now carry new OPP guns and batons, they will remain in Perth uniforms until April 5, before they dress up at the ceremony for family, friends, and OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. At 9 a.m. on April 5, the old PPS records, like cold case files, will be physically transferred from 1881 Rogers Rd., to the OPP county headquarters on Highway 7, and “all of the property will be moved up to an evidence room,� like guns, drugs, and other weapons, will be stored there. Salisbury admitted that while he and his officers have full-time experience covering every community in the county now, save for Smiths Falls and Perth, there are still some things he is still

tion “seamless.� While the official handover will be on April 6, as of midnight on April 5 “that is when we will start policing the town officially,� said Salisbury. The meeting then returned to regular form, dealing with more mundane, run-of-the-mill items like response times, which Salisbury reported as averaging between one and three minutes. Salisbury himself was out on patrol in Perth on the March 10 weekend, and he commended the switch-over for 911 services in Perth to the communications centre in Smiths Falls. “(The) 911 phone calls have worked great,� said Salisbury. Inspector Gerry Salisbury, right, detachment commander “All calls have gone through to for the Lanark County OPP, and Senior Const. Dave Blair.




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getting up to speed on in Perth. In looking over some of the town bylaws, he admitted that “a couple of them, I’m not sure about,� he said. But he has already been well brought up to date on the biggest policing concerns – “traffic, as well as community service, seem to be big issues in the town.� The dialogue between the OPP and the town was already in evidence last week, when Salisbury asked if the PSB and town council wanted a comparison between the level of various types of crimes in Perth compared with other parts of the county. “I don’t see any value in comparing us to other communities,� said Gray. “It is often an apples and oranges comparison.� Fenik agreed, in terms of different population size as just one reason.



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SENIOR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 The Ontario government is once again inviting nominations for their annual Senior of the Year Award. This award was established in 1994 to give each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local senior. FREE Easter Monday Family Swim Come join us at the Perth & District Indoor Pool on April 1, 2013 for a free family swim from 1pm-3pm!!!! Perth & District Indoor Pool 3 Sunset Blvd. Perth, ON 613-267-5302

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Recipients are individuals who, after age 65, have enriched the social, cultural or civic life of the community without thought of personal or financial gain. A certificate will be provided by the Ontario government, for a local presentation in June 2013, which happens to mark the 29th anniversary of Seniors’ Month in Ontario. Ontario Senior of the Year Award nomination forms are available on the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s website at Once on this site, click on the Ontario Senior of the Year Award program. You can submit your nomination online by choosing the “Electronic Nomination” option. You can d ownload the form and fax it to 416314-6050. Nominations must be received by April 30th, 2013. For additional information, please contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat by phone at 416-314-7526, toll free at 1-877-832-8622, or TTY at 416-327-2391.



Please be advised that the Perth Town Hall will be closed on Friday, March 29th and Monday, April 1st, 2013, in recognition of Good Friday and Easter Monday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013.

LANDFILL EASTER HOURS AND CLOSURES The Perth Landfill Site will be closed on Good Friday, March 29th, 2013; it will be open Saturday morning, March 30th from 8am until 12 noon; then closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, April 3rd.

PERTH TOURISM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR EASTER EGG HUNT Perth Tourism presents the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park on Saturday morning, March 30th, 2013 beginning at 11am sharp. The event is free to all children ages 8 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult, and the super-popular SPLASH ‘N BOOTS will perform during the event at the Bandshell. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, please contact Karen Rennie, Heritage Manager, at 613-267-1947 or

PERTH FESTIVALS, EVENTS AND ROAD CLOSURES The Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park is one of many events, during which, Market Square will be closed to parking and vehicular traffic in the area of the Bandshell, before and during the event. Please note that the Town of Perth will work with both Police and Fire Departments in the planning of all upcoming special events, where road closures and participant safety are concerned. Both drivers and pedestrians are asked to slow down and use caution when navigating around the road closures. Barricades will be used to clearly indicate to the public that streets are closed for the purposes of a community event. Your cooperation ensures a safe event for everyone.

2013 DOG TAGS AND CAT LICENCES Dog tags are required annually for all dogs residing in Perth and may be purchased for a cost of $15.00 prior to April 1st. If purchased after April 1st the fee is $30.00. All cat owners must purchase a one-time licence for a fee of $15.00. The Town of Perth Animal Control By-law # 3557 waives the fee for a dog or cat license where the owner can provide proof of microchip implantation. For further information relating to licensing and registration of dogs and cats in the Town of Perth please contact Julia Conklin at the Town Hall 613-267-3311 ext. 2232.

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

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. 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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FIRE BAN The Fire Departments of Lanark County remind all residents that you are responsible and liable for all open air fires used to burn brush or wood products. Check with your local fire department or municipal office regarding fire bans and for information on burn permit requirements. No open air burning is permitted in Lanark County between April 1st and May 15th of each year due to dry spring conditions. Fire bans will be extended or cancelled depending on spring conditions. Permits are not issued for burning of grass or leaves at any time. Let’s have a fire safe spring in Lanark County. Call the Perth Fire Department at 613-267-5574 regarding local burning regulations.

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Dated at the Town of Perth this 8th day of March, 2013 Lauren Walton, Clerk Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E. Perth ON K7H 1H9 Tel: (613) 267-3311 Fax: (613) 267-5635


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Perth’s Greg McNally named 2013 recipient of CCSTA Higgins Award of CCSTA’s vision. “I have always been a strong supporter of the role of the trustee - whether it’s at the local level, at the school board level or at the national level, because I see that the Catholic school trustee and trustees in every education system are the voice of the people. They speak for the people, and we really need that role in education,” McNally said. McNally noted that although his roles were many, they were all fulfilling. “Education is the key to success for students, but also for society,” he said. Jane McMillan, former supervisory office at CDSBEO and Director of Education in PEI, stated through the nomination process that McNally has been a teacher and a leader who is able to work collaboratively with others while inspiring them to bring their best to the table. “I hold Greg in high esteem because of his extraordinary devotion to Catholic education and the way he shares his gifts, talents and expertise with others,” she said. “Greg builds leadership capacity in others with every action and word; he is an innovator and team builder who is able to create, delegate and trust his team to get the job done.” Similarly, current Director of Education for St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Paul Wubben, said in the nomination that McNally has represented his vocation with integrity. “If an organization is the lengthened shadow of its leader, then it is clear that the leader in this instance is forward thinking, driven by excellence and unceasingly committed to Catholic students and parents,” Wubben said. McNally said he had great mentors throughout his career. Each time he took on a new position, he credits these mentors for initially helping him succeed. “I have been fortunate to be associated with wonderful people who I learned from and who assisted me. I set my own way, but I also learned from others.” Although his career definitely progressed over the years, he still views himself as a teacher. “I consider teaching a calling rather than a job,” he said. With that, he said Catholic education is important. “It approaches a unique philosophy of education; you can put that into action,” he said. “We used examples of our religion in education. We always focused on enriching students’ mind, body, heart and soul and teaching a life curriculum.” McNally went on to say he never forgot that throughout his career and in his various roles. He always brought every decision, curriculum and strategy back to the essential question of how to provide the best learning experience for the student in the classroom. One thing that still resonates with McNally is the energy and dedication of people who worked within Catholic education. “No matter where you went, there were such good people,” he said. “Wherever you go - Perth, British Columbia, the United States – you always run into people who give so much of themselves. You really realize how similar it is no matter where you are. The purpose is the same and that spirit of collaboration is there.” McNally was also recently honoured by the CDSBEO, through the dedication of a boardroom in his name. The formal dedication and celebration for the Greg McNally Boardroom was held in January. The 2013 Higgins Award will be presented to McNally in Winnipeg at the CCSTA annual general meeting in June. Submitted by the CDSBEO

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Recently, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario recently named a boardroom after Greg McNally, a former director of education. Pictured are Bill Gartland, director of education; Brent Laton, board chair; Greg McNally and Archbishop Brendan O’Brien who blessed the boardroom. McNally has just received the Higgins Award.

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SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2013 The Meeting Dates are as follows: Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 Monday April 8th, 2013 Thursday April 11th, 2013 Monday April 15th, 2013 Tuesday April 16th, 2013 Tuesday April 16th, 2013

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Council Planning Heritage Committee Recreation Public Works Finance

Reeve Richard Kidd Councillor Faye Campbell Reeve Richard Kidd Reeve Richard Kidd Councillor Brian Dowdall Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau

Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at or at the Township Office 24 hours prior to the meeting

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Cleaning Services The Township of Beckwith is soliciting proposals from qualified service providers to provide Cleaning Services for the following municipality owned facilities for a ten (10) month term: Facility



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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT THE 2013 BUDGET In accordance with section 291 on the Municipal Act, 2001 and Municipal By-Law No. 2007-51, notice is hereby given that the Council of the Township intends to discuss and adopt its 2013 Municipal Budget at a Special Council Meeting on Monday, April 9th, 2013, 7:00 PM, Council Chambers.

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Friday 7:00pm-9:00pm & Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Brunton Community Hall 1702 9th Line, Beckwith $40 Registration Fee Taught by Heather Leggee Bring Your Lunch Must be turning 12 years of age in 2013 or older The meeting will include an overview of the budget and capital projects for 2013. All interested parties To register, or for further information please contact are invited to attend this meeting. the Beckwith Recreation Department at 613-257-1539. Forms can be found on-line at For additional information, please contact under Recreation ~ Youth Committee Cynthia Moyle, CAO/Clerk (T) 613-257-1539

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EMC News - Greg McNally is a familiar name around many tables in Catholic education across Canada. From committees to curriculums and from local school boards to national events, McNally has become a respected leader throughout his 40 years in education. For his outstanding commitment to Catholic education in the country, the Perth resident has been chosen as the 2013 recipient for the national Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association Justice James Higgins Award. The CCSTA’s Higgins Award is presented annually in memory of Canadian Catholic school trustee and jurist, the Honourable Justice James Higgins. It reflects recognition of an exceptional contribution to Catholic education in Canada. Nominated by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), McNally said he was astonished to hear of being chosen for an award which he personally knows is CCSTA’s highest honour. “It’s humbling to win the award,” he said. “It also recognizes the work that others have done with you over the years.” In the CDSBEO’s nomination, the board stated that McNally is “well-known and respected for his faithful and faith-filled commitment to Catholic education.” Furthermore, the nomination said that McNally has “been a Catholic leader who has exemplified noble qualities of leadership in Catholic education locally, within his parish and community, regionally in his many roles within the school board, as well as provincially and nationally...” An educator for 40 years, McNally got his start at St. John Separate School in Perth in 1970 teaching religion, English, history, math, physical and health education to students in Grade 7 to 10. From there, he became vice-principal and then was appointed principal, spending 17 years in total at the school, spanning 1970 to 1987. McNally was already making a name for himself then, as is noted in his nomination papers, that he was the first principal of St. John School, since 1892, who was not a Sister of Providence. From there, McNally became the Superintendent of Education for the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, in Smiths Falls. McNally came into that leadership position at a time when change was afoot in terms of defining geographic boundaries of Catholic school boards. Amalgamation had just begun and he witnessed reconfigurations throughout Ontario, specifically the large-scale amalgamation in 1998, which established the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Seeing the board through the transition of amalgamation, McNally continued in the role of superintendent of education for the newly-formed CDSBEO. “He quickly established a reputation for being strongly committed to facilitating growth in the newly-formed board, despite its geographical challenges,” the nomination papers read. In 2000, McNally was appointed to the role of director of education for the board and served as such until he retired in 2004. During this time, he served as chair of about 10 regional and provincial committees through the board. After retiring from his post with the CDSBEO, McNally accepted the position of executive director for CCSTA, where he stayed for almost six years until retiring. With CCSTA, McNally successfully moved the national office to Ottawa from Toronto and oversaw the Toonies for Tuition campaign designed to assist students in provinces with partial or no public funding, in addition to facilitating the renewal


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‘Mr. Invisible’ was a big draw with the ladies, like Goodberry, and Jennifer Bain, a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. participation rate for screening. There are two avenues for such testing, depending on one’s family history. If there is a history of first degree rectal cancer in the family (think your mother, father, sister and/or brother), then a colonoscopy at a hospital is recommended. (Both the Smiths Falls and Perth campuses of the hospital provide this service.) If you are at average risk though, aged 50 to 74, there is a take-home test that you can get from your family physician or nurse practitioner, more professionally known as a fecal occult blood test (FOBT). With an aging population moving in to the prime age category for screening, Goodberry stressed that now is the time to put any squeamishness about screening, well, behind us. “It’s still relatively new as an organized screening program,”

said Goodberry, when compared to the two decades of public health information campaigning about, say, breast cancer examinations. “A lot of people know about screening programs for breast cancer, because it has been around for so long…By getting out into the public, we will help increase those numbers.” Her fellow campaigners have teamed up with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and they were out in force at recent Kingston Frontenacs and Belleville Bulls games, for a “Shoot the Poop,” event during halftime. The FOBT card has three spots for stool samples to be placed, as well as dated, for later examination in the lab. At the OHL games, however, a blown-up FOBT card fills the net, and the three spots are cut out to allow participants to, well, shoot pucks with fake poop into the net.

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EMC News – Whenever Ashley Goodberry is feeling stressed, she just grabs hold of a butt. A Styrofoam stress butt, to be clear. “I play with them all day,” she said with a laugh in the entranceway of the Great War Memorial Hospital of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital on Wednesday, March 20. For Goodberry, screening and health promotions lead with the South East Regional Cancer Program, working in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, reappropriating the obvious jokes that come with talking about people’s backsides is one way of putting people at ease when it comes to colon cancer. The previous day she and Jennifer Bain, a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, were on hand with their “tickle trunk” of hats, signs and plastic butts, “to help spread the word,” about getting screened early. “It’s one of those things that catches people’s eye,” she said, giving the stress butt a tight squeeze. They were joined by their good friend, second banana, and strong-silent type, Mr. Invisible – a cardboard cutout with whom people could have their photograph taken. Mr. Invisible is, to use the modern catch-phrase, open and transparent. One can literally see right through him as he is as his name suggests. He doesn’t need screening. Everyone else does though, since, in 2009, less than 30 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 50 had had a fecal occult blood test conducted in the previous two years. At the same time, 90 per cent of colorectal cancers are curable if they are caught in time. “The point is for people to come and make a pledge to have a colorectal exam,” said Goodberry. “It’s about normalizing the conversation,” adding that she would like to see a 100 per cent

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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



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Be more effective in your garden, work or home in Ottawa, a recent event that sold over 300 tickets, raising an estimated $4,500 for community projects. In the last three years, the community permaculture events organized by Ford and Bacharach will have brought together over 500 people from across the province, and has attracted interest from as far as Alberta and B.C. Ford and Bacharach had both studied permaculture in California. When they moved to Perth four and half years ago, there were no permaculture teachers offering courses between Toronto and Montreal to the best of their knowledge. They since founded the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario and have been teaching several courses each year. Their courses have been popular and well-attended; participants have included gardeners, farmers, teachers, small business-owners, engineers, healthcare practitioners, employees from the federal government, community volunteers, stay-at-home moms, and homesteaders.

Ford and Bacharach are planning several permaculture-related offerings in Perth in the coming months, including an evening event, three courses in the spring, and a garden tour in the summer. On April 6 and 7, Ford will offer a workshop called Earth Reiki – Level 1, which teaches a holistic, energybased practice that helps promote balance and vitality, blended with lessons from permaculture. On May 4, she will hold another workshop called, Loving Earth and Building Soil, which teaches about soil-building, lasagna gardening, hugelkultur, as well as grounding, awareness, and nature meditation. On May 25 and 26, Ford and Bacharach’s most popular course, called, Ecological Design and Gardening: Introduction to Permaculture, will be held in Perth for the first time. This introduction course is an excellent opportunity for people in and around Lanark County to learn about

Perth Museum hosts Ontario Theatre Company EMC News - 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 Street East) 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 audience

members a unique perspective on the events of the war, as experienced by the common settler. One domestic servants’ personal story of sacrifice and redemption comes alive in an intimately staged production written by company founder Madeleine Donohue. Matheson House is a perfect venue for this performance as Roderick Matheson served with the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles during the war (1812-14) and was later granted crown land in the Perth Military Settlement. The Perth Museum as a National Historic Site is the perfect backdrop for this unique history inspired theatre. For more information, contact Karen Rennie, Heritage Manager at 613-267-1947 or

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permaculture. The course includes: permaculture ethics and principles; patterns in nature; zone and sector design tools; a mini design exercise in small groups; the role of trees and forests; the basics of edible forest gardens, plant guilds, polycultures, sheet-mulch; plus a couple

hours of garden hands-on work. The course fee is $180, including HST. For more information or to register, please call 613-267-1926 or email Also visit Submitted by Bonita Ford

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EMC News - Plan your garden, your business or your home to make the best use of your time and resources, while being more productive. Perth residents Bonita Ford and SĂŠbastien Bacharach have helped bring permaculture to eastern Ontario and celebrate several widely successful events. This year, they are focussing closer to home, bringing a series of permaculture courses and events to Perth in the next few months. At its simplest, permaculture teaches us to make decisions and design things following principles that come from nature. It can help us be more effective in our gardens, farms, businesses, organizations, and homes. Permaculture comes from the words “permanent agricultureâ€? and “permanent culture.â€? It was developed in the 1970s in Australia and has been taught to tens of thousands of people world-wide. Ford is one of the main organizers for a two-day “Permaculture Convergenceâ€?

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Celebrate national volunteer week on April 23 EMC News – The second annual volunteer opportunities fair will be held Tuesday, April 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Perth Civitan hall. The Town of Perth, the Perth and District Community Foundation and the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring this opportunity to the community. Getting involved in the community by volunteering is a great way to make connections, share or learn skills, and make a difference. The challenge comes in find the right fit. To

help you find your fit, representatives of several non-profit organizations from Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and the surrounding area look forward to meeting and talking with you about the services they provide and how your involvement can make a difference. Gayle Grass, acclaimed local children’s author, is a special guest at this year’s event. For more information email or visit the Foundation’s website at


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Perth filmmaker heading to Hollywood to screen online TV series Spellfury


EMC News - Local filmmaker Travis Gordon and his Perth-based online TV series Spellfury has been chosen as an Official Selection of the Hollyweb Festival 2013. Hollyweb is a webseries festival in Hollywood California that honours excellence in online content from

creators around the world. Spellfury, the fantasy-action series which is filmed in the Perth area and uses local actors and crew, will be screened on Saturday, April 6 at the Raleigh Studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood at 3 p.m. PST. On April 7, Gordon will

attend a red carpet and awards event at Avalon Hollywood where the best webseries will receive awards. There will be judges from the TV and movie industry attending the screenings to evaluate each selection in the festival and winners will be announced in each


category. Spellfury has been viewed over five million times online since its debut in 2008 and aired nationally on Global TV. The opportunity for the series to be viewed by industry professionals in Hollywood is great exposure, not only for Gordon but for everyone involved in

the show, including Perth. Gordon would like to thank the Town of Perth and Mayor John Fenik for providing a travel grant to help pay for the trip to L.A. Submitted by Spellfury


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The Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking applications from students interested in summer work in the following area:

Comittee Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 2:30 pm Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 2:30 pm Council Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Parks (2) Students must have been in school full-time for the current year and planning to return to school full-time in the fall. Summer student positions are supported by a variety of funders who have some age eligibility restrictions (up to age 24). Preferred skill sets include some or all of the following: - Experience working with the public - Gardening and “handyman” ability - Good time management - Valid class G drivers licence - Some weekend and evening work may be required Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of age. All student positions are expected to begin early May and are designed for college or university level students. Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail, mail or fax by 4:30 PM on April 26, 2013. Ross Trimble, CAO/Clerk - Township of Lanark Highlands 75 George Street, Box 340, Lanark ON K0G 1K0 Email to: Fax: (613) 259-2291 The Township thanks you for your interest but only those applications being interviewed will be contacted. Certain competitions may depend on funding. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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:


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. 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

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.

The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to supply a Fabric Covered Steel Structure for the purpose of housing road sand and salt in Tatlock Ontario. Copies of the Request for Tender (RFT) may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and may also be found on the Township website. Deadline for submission of the proposals is 12:00 PM (Noon) April 15, 2013. Tenders will be opened at 12:15 PM April 15, 2013. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders at its sole discretion. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands David Ennis 75 George Street Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext.239 F: 613-259-2291 E:

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LANARK HIGHLANDS FIRE BAN IN EFFECT APRIL 1ST 2013 No fires are permissible during this Fire Ban Please check the Township website @ Services/FirePermits for updates Or call the fire permit renewal line 613 259-2398 ext 500 for a recorded message.


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If spring has sprung, where is it? EMC Editorial - Last year at this time, people had a head start on yard cleanup and were smothering their exposed skin with sun block, as they donned T-shirts and shorts. This year, exposed skin is in danger of frostbite as hats and scarves have yet to be tossed into storage. Enough with these cold, snowy sub-zero temperatures already. Bring on the rakes, muddy boots and dirty nails. That said, gardeners delight in this time of year as with the dawning of spring comes the planting of indoor seeds in anticipation of warmer weather. The Perth Legion hosted local green thumbs and various organizations were on hand to share their expertise with others wanting information for better self sustainability. Seedy Sunday – a time when not just gardeners, but people looking for opportunities to expose their yards to something other than weeds, has always been a hit. This year, something new is being planned at the Perth and District Union Library with a lending library – for seeds of all things. It’s a neat concept. People can come into the library and not only sign out books about gardening, but can take home some seeds as well. The payoff here is when those seeds blossom, be that into flowers, fruits or vegetables, the seeds that are salvaged are to be shared with others. That’s how the lending portion of this program works. Bring back to the library, the seeds that are harvested for others to share the following year. Becoming more sustainable is something Perthites thrive on. You can see that if you visit the Farmers’ Market, which opens in May, or take a trip to The Table Community Food Centre. There are always exciting opportunities to learn and grow right here in town. Farmers’ market vendors fill the area of Crystal Palace with freshly grown flowers, fruits and vegetables, canned goods and homemade products

from soaps to maple syrup. Not only can you sample local flavours from the market, but also from the restaurants here as they too serve up delicious meals with help from local, fresh food producers. And if you want to jump in and learn about planting, growing and harvesting your own fresh produce, drop by The Table Community Food Centre and sign up for any of the free seminars they have in store to help people help themselves. If being a little more creative in your own back yard is what you have in mind, perhaps a lesson in permaculture is something that may be of interest. Permaculture is the study of the ethics, principles and design process and is based on living systems and uses both traditional and scientific methods. We have teachers of permaculture right here in Perth (look for an article on this elsewhere in this edition) where Bonita Ford and Sébastien Bacharach will be on hand to show how to make the most of your living space. On May 25 and 26, there will be an Introduction to Permaculture in Perth, at the instructors’ own site, which has been designed using permaculture. This is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand on the site. “Our courses are not mainly about gardening or farming techniques, tips and tricks. We emphasise permaculture as an approach to design, which focuses on ‘why’, and choosing strategies that solve problems and use available resources,” says Ford. “Land-based applications are a big part of the course topics, however, our courses also include organizational and social design and applications.” So while we anticipate sunnier skies and warmer temperatures, why not dust off those rakes, dig out the leaf blowers/bags, and wheelbarrows from the back of the garden shed. EMC Lifestyles - I have inSpring is on its way, even if Old Man Winter is advertently taken up knitting. holding on a bit longer. It’s because I need more things to occupy my time. (Not.) Back about a million and a half years ago, my Nan taught me how to knit. She also taught me crochet, rug hooking, needlepoint and baking. She was 39 Gore Street East, Perth, ON, K7H 1H4 talented. I miss my Nan. T: 613-267-1100 • F: 613-267-3986 • The baking definitely stuck with me, needlepoint Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount eventually morphed into an interest in cross-stitching, but the rest kind of fell away. Sales Representative Kevin Hoover 613-283-3182, ext. 104 Many years later I came to regret my 613-267-1100 ext. 229 ment of knitting. You may recall me writing in the General Manager Peter O’Leary past about a beloved knit toy that had been passed Managing Editor Ryland Coyne 613-283-3182, ext. 112 on to Boychild from my brother. My Nan made “Ducky,” who is bright yellow with an orange beak, 613-283-3182, ext. 142 Group Publisher Duncan Weir for my brother. It must have been almost 30 years News Editor Laurie Weir old when Boychild got him, and over the years he 613-283-3182, ext. 164 required some, shall we say, maintenance. 613-267-1100, ext. 246 Distribution Kathy Farrell On several occasions my bestie, Cindy, has knit 613-284-0124, ext. 22 Reporter Desmond Devoy odd-shaped “patches” for me to then sew onto Ducky’s thin, worn areas. Over the years he has Advertising Sales Co-ordinator Andrea Harding 613-267-1100, ext. 226 acquired, essentially, an entirely new patch-worked 613-283-3182 skin. Recently, Girlchild has expressed an interest in Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall Distribution Manager learning how to sew. This is another skill that has not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in Lori Sommerdyk 613-284-0124 x27 fallen away. I haven’t touched a sewing machine advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall For distribution inquires in your area, or for the re-delivery of since about Grade 8. I can manage buttons and can not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher a missed paper or flyer, please call 1-877-298-8288. will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, sew patches onto things, but beyond that I need to misleading or off ensive. Distribution: 12,100 Homes Weekly turn to others. My dad, actually, is the sewing maAdvertising Deadline - Monday 12 noon The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used chine expert in the family, while my mom is the goonly for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved Classified Deadline - Monday 12 noon and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be to-person for hems. sought from the relevant copyright owner. Editorial Deadline - Monday 12 noon Girlchild asked about knitting. I suggested we bake. No, she wanted to learn how to knit. Ask Cindy, I said. So, sure enough, when Cindy and her gang were over for supper last Friday, Girlchild ambushed her. Cindy was glad (or seemed glad?) to oblige. Fortunately I still have a craft bag filled with long-

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neglected items, including samples of abandoned knitting and several balls of yarn (including yellow for duck repairs). I found two sets of knitting needles. I grabbed one seriously warped pair and said, STEPHANIE GRAY “You’d better teach me, too, because if you’re not here and something goes awry, I am going to have to deal with the Wrath of Girlchild.” (Shudder.) And so began the great knitting projects: cat scarves. MacGregor, our indoor cat, has been coveting a knit scarf for years. (Ahem.) The next day we trooped off to the craft store to acquire a couple of pretty balls of colourful yarn, along with a set of larger, wooden needles that might work well for small, learning hands. I managed to cast enough stitches onto the new needles to commence a third project: a blanket for a small stuffed toy. I see dishcloths in my future. Seriously. Over the last few days I have been able to rescue a few stitches and come up with creative excuses when mistakes are made in the knitting of cat scarves and toy blankets, such as: “That’s a peephole” and “We can cover that with some sort of fun patch.” MacGregor won’t mind. I’m sure of it. Girlchild wouldn’t let Cindy leave the house until they had scheduled another knitting lesson. I will be attending, too, since I have to learn how to cast off once these scarves and blankies reach their desired length. The good thing is, when our crews get together, which usually happens weekly, her boys and mine can all go off and do guy stuff, and Girlchild, the lone female kid in the bunch, can bring her projects and we three ladies can convene the Knitting Club. After all, the world is sadly lacking in cat scarves, toy blankets and dishcloths.

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Perth Catholic community reacts to new pope By PAGE TAYLOR

EMC News – Don’t fly for me, Argentina. Marking a lot of firsts, and breaking some traditions, newly-installed Pope Francis is making himself stand out even more after an already abnormal resignation. “He sent a letter to his (fellow) Argentineans not to come to Rome,” said Pat Forbes, chaplain of St. John Catholic High School. “He told them to spend their travel money on charity and simply be with him in spirit....That really impressed me.” Pope Francis is the first Latin American pope, as well as the first non-European pope elected in about a millennium and the first Jesuit to be elected. Elected on March 13, it’s clear that already the pope is taking a different approach than his predecessor, making his first impression on the world one of humility and social justice. When asked about the new pope, students and staff at St. John Catholic High School had varying opinions on the subject. “He’s going for a lot of File photo different angles,” stated Pat Forbes, chaplain of St. John Catholic High School, Grade 12X student Robert says he is “impressed” with the new pontiff, Pope Kahrman. “He’s definitely


trying to connect with people.” It was different, surely, when the newly-installed pope surprised the world, not to mention his security entourage, by making many surprise public appearances, including personally shaking hands with the gathered crowd outside the Vatican. “His security people were going nuts,” said Forbes with a laugh. Forbes went on to say that it would be too soon to tell what to expect from Pope Francis, but that his down-to-earth origins were encouraging. “He just seems like such a genuine and humble person,” said Forbes. “His installation was simplified and laid-back. It was the little things. Even his ring, which is normally solid gold, was only gold plated.” The pope’s gold-plated fisherman’s ring, a symbol of his papacy, wasn’t the only change to the extravagant wardrobe. In an attempt to affiliate himself with his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi – who was known to avoid such luxuries – Pope Francis wore plain whites and sandals that he had borrowed from a friend, at his inau-

guration. Francis’ reaction towards excess was similar when he was an archbishop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Instead of occupying the archbishop’s residence, he preferred to live in an apartment and take public transportation. Not everyone is as impressed with the new pontiff, however, when the topic of Francis’ past is brought up. Shortly after his election, allegations resurfaced about Francis’s actions - or lack thereof - during the “Dirty War” from 1976

to 1983, when thousands of leftists, opposed to the ruling military junta, were tortured, murdered, raped. It is alleged he remained silent about the kidnapping of two priests, who were tortured and returned with heavy memory loss of the events. Pope Francis has since denied these allegations about his silence. Stacie Marshal, another Grade 12X student, said she would not be surprised if the public was not being told the full details of the kidnappings, and what went on in the Argentine church

hierarchy in response to it. “If they felt that someone were infringing on the church, I think they’d take action,” said Marshal, questioning Francis’ silence. Forbes remains optimistic though, focusing on the pope’s humble actions, not his rumoured past. “It’s always exciting and new when someone does something differently,” said Forbes. Page Taylor is a student at St. John Catholic High School completing her Co-op placement with the EMC.

Soccer try-outs today EMC News - The student-teacher hockey game took place on Tuesday, March 26 at the Perth Community Centre. This match always provides entertainment for the players and the spectators alike. The results of the game will follow in an upcoming article. Senior girls’ soccer try-outs begin on ALEXA GRAHAM Thursday, March 28 from 3:10 until 4:50 p.m. There will be no late bus running that day so students should make sure they A blood donor clinic took place last have an alternate way home. Thursday at the Perth Civitan. Any students who were interested were allowed to The Guatemala travellers have returned sign up for it. Although this was the last home safe and sound. All of the students blood donor date for the school year, the can agree that it was a truly incredible ex- clinic will be returning to Perth again in perience that they will never forget. July.

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Letter: New management needed for Rideau Canal, reader suggests

Dear Editor: A letter in an area community paper dated Feb. 26 brings up a point that has been bothering me for many years; the establishment of those three “management regions” along the Rideau corridor during the years when the number of boats using the locks was declining. What has changed? Did someone at Parks Canada foresee the need to have men and materials close by in the event of a disaster? Is this not the same waterway in which Lt. Col. John By’s team of voyageurs who were able to paddle as much as 100 miles a day on pork and pea soup operated during the four years that the canal was built? It cost a lot of money to create those management stations, to equip them, to create a little bureaucracy at each of them, to staff them, to supply the vehicles, tools and equipment needed at them as well as to supply the heat, light, telephone service, snow removal and lawn maintenance. The whole area served from the three divisions is only 200 km, an average of 66 km and 17 lock stations per division. A single unit

situated close to the centre would be, at most, a hundred kilometres from any crisis in either direction, if that is the reason that there are so many of them. All of the costs of maintaining these management stations plus the additional staff costs at headquarters have contributed and are contributing in large measure to the financial crisis that Parks Canada has created for itself. The present plan to increase user fees will only result in fewer users and a further decrease in revenues. The letter appeared under the heading “Is it time for a new look at operating

be the responsibility of the international community as a whole, as they belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.” We, as a country made a solemn commitment, whether verbal, written or implied, to keep this beautiful World Heritage Site in at least as good repair as when we made the deal with UNESCO. Yes, Mr. Editor that time is upon us! Some better way must be found to better manage the Rideau. Its very location, beginning in the nation’s capital and ending in a former nation’s capital, it’s

Support Small Business Small business provides jobs, tax revenues and many other contributions to our region.

St. John curlers to take on the region


 Holy Week & Services Easter Services  Easter   St. James the Apostle Anglican Church

April 8th - 21st, 2013

12 Harvey Street [Drummond & Harvey], 267 1163 March 24th The Sunday of the Passion with the Liturgy of the Palms March 27th Holy Wednesday – 10 a.m. March 28th Maundy Thursday – 7:30 p.m. March 29th Good Friday – 2 p.m. March 31st Easter Sunday: 8 a.m. (Said) & 10 a.m. (Children’s Choir) St. Augustine’s Anglican (County Rd 10 & Richardson) Easter Sunday: 9:15 a.m.

Indian Curry

African Chicken Soup e Chocolate Cak Lemon Cheesecake

Sign up and get info, recipes, tips, menu ideas and wheat alternatives at SWEET & SAVOURY TRADITIONS 43 Herriott St. or sweetsavourytraditions

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provider of jobs and its value to the commercial establishments along its corridor along with the national pride it engenders makes it too valuable an asset to be subject to the whims and vagaries of a government ministry. In an earlier letter I suggested a Crown corporation and that idea sounds better all the time. I do know that the present situation is completely unacceptable. Something must be done. Sincerely, Patrick McManus Summer resident of Westport, ON

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Candles: If you use candles, make sure you keep them away from all combustible materials. Never leave them unattended and place them out of reach of young children. Candles should be placed in solid, secure candle holders and protected by a glass chimney.

You may lose a few pounds, headaches, acid reflux, bloating, sinus congestion, rashes, aches & pains and other health related problems


as part of their preparation for confirmation. This will be during Good Friday’s service. Finally, we’re all looking forward to the Easter break!

CORRECTION EMC News - In an article that appeared in The Perth Cou-

rier last week regarding a presentation by Alida Lemieux about rat snakes at the Perth pool, the snake was misidentified as a brown snake. The species she had for the children to view during March Break activities was a gray rat snake. The Perth Courier regrets the error.

SAFETY TIPS Candles: Never leave children or pets unattended in a room with a candle or oil lamp.

Business Small business provides jobs, tax revenues and many other contributions to our region

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43 Herriott Street, Perth 613-267-5774

Lanark Health and Community Services (LHCS) is seeking new members for our Board and Board Committees

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Lanark Health and Community Services (LHCS) is a fully accredited organization representing Lanark Community Programs, the North Lanark Community Health Centre, the Whitewater-Bromley Community Health Centre and the Mental Health Support Project. LHCS is a vibrant organization which oversees the provision of a broad range of services (including primary care, health promotion, mental health, peer support, and developmental services, etc.) in support of the health and well-being of members of our rural communities. In our most recent accreditation review, LHCS achieved standards of innovation and excellence.

Drummond & North Sts. Organist: Ann Savage

Worship Service: Sundays at 11 a.m.

We require Board Members with: knowledge of the community; a wish to learn more about health and social support services; and a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of all members of our community. The Board meets monthly and makes decisions using a formal consensus model.

Area churches invite you to worship with them this week

As well as positions on the Board, LHCS also welcomes a diverse range of community members to sit on one of the four committees which meet monthly and report to the Board.


If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact the following by April 12, 2013. Kara Symbolic, Executive Assistant Lanark Health and Community Services 207 Robertson Drive Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 Phone 613-259-2182 *302 email: We are a non-profit, community governed organization whose mission is “Together we support people and communities in achieving and maintaining their best possible health and social well-being. Visit our website at to find out more about LHCS and its parts.

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for the Regionals, which will take place in two weeks. Those of our Grade 7s who are being confirmed this year will participate in the Way of the Cross


EMC News Last Thursday, two intermediate boys’ basketball teams, coached by Mr. Bujacz and Mr. Imeson, hosted a tournament. Unfortunately for St. John, Notre Dame took home the tournament victory, but the St. John teams played some great games. Also in the world of school sports, St. John’s Curling Team is preparing

our canals?’ Our ancestors had the canals and the waterway built 180 years ago to protect this country from further invasions and by building it they (the British Crown), which paid the bill for it accepted responsibility for it and for its maintenance in perpetuity. When Canada accepted the canal as a gift from the same British Crown it accepted full responsibility for its maintenance in perpetuity. Canada knew full well that when it accepted the canal’s designation as a World Heritage Site it was also acquiring the responsibility as the owner of the site “of sufficient importance to

Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church

We purpose to love God and love people Rev. Lewis Massarelli 10:00 a.m. Morning worship 160 Wayside Dr., RR 6, Perth, ON Church: 613-267-3295 See Web page for details of programs -

Nursery available. Sunday school Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries. Audio loop system 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!

St. Paul’s United Church 25 Gore Street West Minister: Rev. Camille Lipsett Director of Music: Brad Mills, B.Mus., A.R.C.C.O March 28 - Maundy Thursday Service - 7 p.m. March 29 - Good Friday Service - 10 a.m. March 31 - Easter Sunday Service - 10 a.m.



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150 Years of Canadian Weddings- an exhibit of wedding attire at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, running March 19 to May 18, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aerobic Class, senior-friendly. Almonte arena on Wednesdays, 10-11 AM. Call 613-256-1077 for details. 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. Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, April 2, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and home-made desserts. Info: 613-2561894. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, March 30, Arlene Quinn, 3-7 p.m.

50+ Fitness, Tues.,&Thurs., 10-11 AM. Carleton Place Canoe Club. For info call 613-256-8339. 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, 613-2571936, Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. April 6. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. CPDMHA Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Tuesday, April 9, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 39 Bridge St. Two seatings available 11:30-12:15 and 12:301:15. Tickets: 257-2200 ext 323 or ext 856, Luci 613-253-3829. 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.

KEMPTVILLE Baby Talk- Wednesday, April 3, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Benefit Dance. Music by “Country Seven”. Fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society (Leeds-Grenville) April 7, 1-5, 285 County Rd 44. Tickets at the door. 613-652-1723 or 613-258-6538. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. April 1, Wed. April 3, Fri. April 5, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Photography Club meets first Wednesday each month. 7-9 p.m. Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Cres. April 3 (showing results for the latest contest- Night Photography). Toddler Program- Goosie, Goosie Gander. Ontario Early Years. Adults and toddlers (18 months-3 yrs). 33 Clothier St. (Saunders St. entrance). Fridays April 5-26. 10-11:30 a.m. Register: 1-866-4338933 ext. 2374.

LANARK Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-

11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Community Home Support- Lanark County. Luncheon with entertainment (Toney Davy singing). April 3, Foy Hall Lanark, 12 noon. Dinner and a Movie. April 5, 6 p.m. Lanark Baptist Church. Families Get Together. Healthy lifestyle program for families and their children aged 6-9. April 4-May 16. 5:30-7:30 p.m. North Lanark Community Health Centre, 207 Robertson Dr. Registration required. 613-259-2182, 1-866-7620496. Families Get Together. Healthy lifestyle program for families and their children aged 6-9. April 4-May 16. 5:30-7:30 p.m. North Lanark Community Health Centre, 207 Robertson Dr. Registration required. 613-259-2182, 1-866-7620496. Wild Game Dinner- Legion. April 6, 6 p.m. Limited tickets. 613-259-5298.

MERRICKVILLE April 2- Legion Executive meeting. 7 p.m. April 5- Legion Dinner and Dance. Pork dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Fred duCharme. April 9- Legion general meeting. 7 p.m. LEGO Club- Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12.

PAKENHAM Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance, Friday, April 5, upstairs in the Stewart Community centre, dancing 8-11:30. Local musicians, door prizes, light lunch. Info: 613-256-4126.

PERTH Are you trying to cope with a family member suffering from a mental illness? NAMI support group, every 4th Tuesday of the month. Info: 283-2170. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New members welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 284-7038 or Community Dinner on March 30, 4:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 17 D’Arcy St. Everyone welcome. Film Night International Perth is showing Barbara an East Germany doctor in the 1980s, banished to a small country. April 10, 2 pm and 7 pm, Full Circle Theatre, Craig Street. 613-267-1224. Holy Week Schedule: Mass March 28, 7:30 pm, Adoration until 11 pm; Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, 10 am; Confessions, 10:45-11:45 am; Celebration 3 pm; Easter Mass: March 30, 8 pm; Easter Sunday. Mass 9 & 11 am. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. March 30- BOGO (specific items). Store wide sale. Salvation Army Thrift Store, 51 Foster St. Meatball Madness Dinner, Dance and Karaoke, Saturday, March 30, Perth Civitan Hall, Hwy 43. Doors open at 6 with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets: www. or at the door. Info: Anne 613-466-0629. Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, March 30, Big Rideau North Shore Road, Narrows Locks. Level 1, 7-9 km., moderate pace. Meet Conlon Farm, 10 a.m.

Leader: Margaret Lafrance, 613-2640057 or Rideau Trail Association, Sun. April 7. 12 km, level 1. Meet Conlon Farm, 9 a.m. Leader: Dave Batchelor 613-2641559. Wild Game Dinner, April 6th, 6 PM., Lanark Legion Branch 395. Contact Legion for tickets; 613-259-5298. Legion opened at 2 PM.

RURAL 4 hand euchre. Every Monday night. 7:30 p.m. Christ Church, Ashton. Prizes, food. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 4 hand euchre with lunch and prizes, every Friday, 7 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)283-8482. 6 hand euchre with lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. ABC Hall (Bolingbroke, 3166 Bolingbroke Road), board games, card games. Bring your favourite game to share. Thursday afternoons 1 p.m. Annual Meeting of the plot holders. United Cemeteries. April 2, 7:30 p.m. 2677 Cemetery Side Rd. 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. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)283-8482. ‘Bolingbroke Cafe’ (ABC Hall, 3166 County Rd.36). April 5- Glenn Russell, Dave Martin and David Keeble (7:30-10 pm). Specialty coffees, teas and crepes available. Boyd’s Methodist Cemetery Board Annual Meeting on Monday, April 8, Boyd’s United Church Hall. Canadian Tai Chi Academy, every Mon, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m., Rosedale Hall, Montague Twp. All welcome. (613)2693944, Cancer, Relay for Life, Fundraiser breakfast, April 6, 8-11 a.m. put on by Snow Road Snowmobile Club at the Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Pancakes also available. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clinic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to anyone needing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Dinner & Movie Night, Clayton Community Hall, Linn Bower Lane, Clayton. April 5th. Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Movie 7 p.m. 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, April 10, 7 p.m. Info: Sue 613-268-2507, Doris 613-264-5446, Lorraine 613-3260622. Forfar euchre every Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. Forfar Community Hall. Light lunch. Everyone welcome. Gun and Sportsman Show, Saturday, March 30, 9-4, Sunday, March 31, 9-3, Grenville Fish & Game Club, 2596 Campbell Road North, Prescott, Ontario. For information:Lynn 613-925-3408 Ham ‘N Jam, April 7, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6, supper at 5 p.m. All THE EMC - 26 - Thursday, March 28, 2013

musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Harriette Cook Memorial Pancake Brunch- Watsons Corners Community Hall. April 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pancakes, sausage, ham, beans, beverage. Harry Adrain & Friends Dance. Legion, Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport. March 30, 8-12. Light lunch. Proceeds: Ways & Means Committee. Musician’s Circle (musician’s only), begins April 11, 7 p.m. ABC Hall, Bolingbroke, 3166 Bolingbroke Rd. Opportunity for musicians to learn from each other. 613-273-9005. New Horizon Club, April 10, 2 p.m., Annual Variety Show. Burritts Rapids Community Hall. 613-269-2737. North Gower Co-operative Nursery School’s Open House & Registration Night. Tues. April 9, 7-8:30 p.m., 2300 Community Way. Registering for the September 2013 junior and senior programs (born 2011/2010) www.ngcns. com Pancake Breakfasts- St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall, Frankville. Hosted by Anglican Parish of Kitley Members. March 30, April 6. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 613275-2893. 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. Saturday April 6- The Dead FlowersA tribute to the Rolling Stones. Benefit for Brooke Valley School, Maberly Hall (172 Maberly Elphin Rd.). Doors open 6 pm. Show at 7 pm. Snow Road Snowmobile Club meeting, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Spring Mom-to-Mom Sale! Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 8 am- 12 pm at Rideau Vista Public School, Hwy., 42, Westport, ON. Info: nicole.scott@ucdsb. St. Stephen’s dinner & euchre. Thursday April 4, noon. Maberly Community Hall. The Dead Flowers - A tribute to the Rolling Stones, Maberly Hall (172 Maberly Elphin Rd.) Doors open 6 PM, show at 7 PM, Benefit for Brooke Valley School. Youth Group- April 3, 10, 17, 24. South Crosby School. 1-800-928-2250.

Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bid Euchre 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsored by Harmony Club 162. Info 613-283-4684. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. Duplicate bridge, every Monday night, Legion, 7 p.m. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- April 2, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. 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. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Salvation Army Thrift Store- March 30 BOGO (specific items). 49 Chambers St. Salvation Army Thrift Store- Sally Spring Fever, spot sales daily. Week of April 2. 49 Chambers St. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Spaghetti Dinner, Wednesday April 10th, 4:30-7 PM, Smiths Falls Civitan hosted by Broadview Nursing Home. Proceeds to support outings/entertainment for residents of nursing home. All welcome!


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Christmas time and hopes to spend Easter in his new forever home. Boxer Boxer is a three-year-old male Shih Txu and Chihuahua cross. He is a bit shy at first introduction but is very quick to warm up to people and actually become quite affectionate. He has very good manners as he is quiet (not vocal at all), has good off-leash recall and knows some basic commands. He is social with all people and most dogs (not sure about cats though). His has a moderate energy level, but can be found hanging out on his bed during the day. I believe he would be best suited in a calm environment instead of a busy/hectic environment. He is quite the character! Please feel free to let me know if you require any more information on this sweet little guy. LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society) is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about 2 kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613-283-9308, or email at Visit our website at Please also check out www.AdoptADog.TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.

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Dear Family and Friends of HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY Marjorie Jennings Ron and Carol James Marjorie Jennings (nee Wilson) Loving, Inspiring, Supportive, will be celebrating her 80th birthday on April 1, 2013... Generous, and Giving to and yes... we will be having a party! family, friends and community. There will be an open house for all well-wishers on Please join us to celebrate the March 30, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY at Marjorie and Mary’s house in Carleton Place (41 Barclay St.) of Ron and Carol James Please join us throughout the day to wish Marjorie Open House a very Happy Birthday. Sunday April 14th, 1:30-4:00pm Best wishes and hugs only please. St. James Anglican Church Hall Anyone who requires directions (or more information) can call Mary Drummond St., Perth at 613-257-2127 or Karen at 613-257-5414. No gifts please, donations of non-perishable food for The Food Community (Perth & Dist. Food Bank) welcomed. Brett, Supriya, Veda and Kiran


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The children of Matt and Norma Hayes would like to invite everyone to an open house for our parents’ 60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY on April 6, 2013 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Roebuck Community Hall

Nanny HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY Darlene (Susie) Evoy March 29, 2013 Sister, Sister-in-Law, Mother, Mother-in-Law, Aunt, Great Aunt, Nanny, Great Nanny and Ma. We are all so blessed to have you in our family. You are the best Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother in the world. We all love you and wish you all the best on your Birthday and every other day of the year. Love your family

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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

I would like to thank the family of Winston Crowder for a beautiful service following his death. Winston and I enjoyed five wonderful years together. God Bless Doreen Sinzer



HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY March 29th 2013 Clark Douglas Staples Love Mommy, Daddy, Colton, Cain, Family and Friends.

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY Jean MacFarlane March 30, 2013 Best wishes from all your nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews Shhh… It’s A Surprise! Gerry Lee’s 70th Birthday Celebration

WARK The family of the late Ernest Floyd Wark wish to extend a sincere appreciation and thanks for your many kindnesses and for your condolences and support we have received during our time of sorrow. We also send our gratitude to our many family and friends who lent a helping hand after the service and Lannin Funeral Home for their lovely service help. Sincerely The Wark Family

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HAPPY 60TH TUBBY March 27, 2013 From The White Lightening Crew From the O’Grady’s We would like to take this time to thank the many people who helped during Dan’s accident. Thanks to Larry and Gaelin O’Grady, Mike and Adam McKenna and sons Brad, Chris and Brent O’Grady and wife Corrine for helping at the scene. So many neighbours, friends and church family that helped through the weeks. Thank you and God Bless Dan, Corrine, Brad, Chris, Brent O’Grady

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IN MEMORIAM WALKER - In loving memory of a dear daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt, Diane, who passed away so suddenly on March 31, 1972. We are thinking of you today “Diane”, But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday, And the day before that too. We will think of you tomorrow And each day as we come and go. We will think of you forever, We love and miss you so. Your end came fast and sudden No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. Dearly loved, Sadly missed and always remembered by: Mom sisters: Marjorie and Merle brothers: Charlie, Harold, Tim and Randy nieces: Rebecca, Kelly, Melissa, Erin, Sarah and Amy nephews: Ben, Josh, James, Kyle, Robert and Dylan great nieces: Taylor, Katie, Emma, Ava, Keira, Corrine and Peyton great nephews: Caden, Eli, Jake, Mark and Landan

GILES - In loving memory of our dear Mother/Mother-In-Law, Pat, who passed away on March 29, 2012. There is a new angel in Heaven today Although I had to suffer the pain Of my precious mother going away! I will always miss her... “Wondering why she had to part?” I will forever hold her memory Deep inside my heart. I will always be grateful For the love we shared, I will treasure her memory, Every day, every hour, In the comfort of her love, I will always be... Knowing I have a special angel Watching over me! Missing you every day! Forever loved and missed, Donna and Bill Mike Tracy and Jamie

GILES, Patricia Mary- In memory of my wife who passed away March 29th, 2012 The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, Of the loss of one we loved so well, And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. Miss you Elford







CLARKE - Todd Clarke and Tania Phinney along with big sister Mackenzie of Carleton Place are proud to announce the arrival of Tanner Todd Murray Clarke 8 lbs, 12 oz on March 14, 2013. Proud grandparents Brian and Susan Clarke of Carleton Place and Jamie and Patsy Fraser of Renfrew. Thank you to the staff at the Almonte General for their amazing care and support.

Rick and Nancy Lyman are pleased to be sharing their joy at announcing the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brettan Anne Lyman to David Patrick Ingimundson, son of Bernie and Debbie Ingimundson of Ottawa. We are so looking forward to their special day. Brettan and Dave will exchange their vows at a beautiful ENGAGEMENT fall celebration at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Ms. Kelly Tysick and Mr. Jeff Townend of in Smiths Falls. We wish them a lifetime of Perth are pleased to announce the engage- special memories. ment of their daughter Jena Rae Townend Love and congratulations! to Justin John Boisvert, son of Ms. Carolyn Boisvert and Mr. Greg Boisvert of Brockville. ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT The wedding will take place in Belleville, ON in June 2013. Watsons Corners Community Hall Stag and Doe on April 27, 2013 at the Civitan in Perth

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It’s A Boy! Lochlan John Campbell arrived December 31st, 2012 in Ottawa. John and Rebecca (Eamon) Campbell would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Big brother Harrison is super happy that “Stormy” turned out to be a boy! Proud Grandparents Jack Campbell and Judy and Roy Hastings of Brockville. We know that Granddaddy Bud and Nanny Gail are watching over us.


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THANK YOU The family of Bill Powell would like to thank everyone for their support during Bill’s time in Ottawa General Hospital and his sudden passing. Thank you to everyone for their prayers, cards, food, emails and visitation. Thanks to Lannin Funeral Home for their kindness and compassion during our difficult time. Thanks to the support staff and friends where Bill lived. Special thanks to Rev. Peter Woods and Rev. Carole Rubino for their kind and personal service and Carole for sharing her personal thoughts of Bill. Special thanks also to Jim McDowell from Stride and Kathy Botham for their eulogies. Also Blair Gemmell who read the eulogy for the family. Thanks to the United Church Women for their beautiful lunch after the funeral. Bill was a kind and generous person. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Bill’s Family




Dewar and Kennedy Cemetery The Trustees of the Dewar and Kennedy Cemetery have submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact Linda Guetta at (613) 257-7761 for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at 2159 7th Line, Carleton Place. These by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. [Tel: Cemeteries Regulation Unit (416) 326-8399]

Pancakes, sausage, ham, beans, beverage local pure Maple Syrup from Miller’s at Clayton and Mel and Joyce Conboy, Sharbot Lake

Proceeds to Ken-ya Feelme, Kenya St. Lawrence College’s trip to assist Orphanage and Clinic and to Trinity United Church Please sponsor Faye’s head-shave for cancer

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Steve and Barb Cross, along with Dave and Debbie McNamee are very pleased to announce the engagement of their childen, Lindsay Anne and Shane Phillip. Garden wedding to take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Pike Lake.



CARD OF THANKS Words cannot express the feeling in our hearts. THANK YOU for being with us during this difficult time in losing our dear brother, uncle and friend Floyd Wark. Your thoughts, prayers, phone calls, food, hugs and chats will always be remembered. Perhaps you sent a lovely card Or sat quietly in a chair, Perhaps you sent a floral piece, If so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words As any friend could say, Perhaps you were not there at all Just thought and prayed for us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you SO much Whatever the part! Sincerely Glen and Lois Wark, Glenna and Sandra

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The Family of Suzanne Pershick We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and family who supported our mother and our family during her difficult journey with cancer, especially during the last couple of months. Thank you for your friendship, heartfelt words of condolence, acts of kindness, beautiful flowers and generous donations. A special thank you to Dr. Drake for his care and compassion to our Mom and our family and to Dr. Wheatley-Price (from the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre) for his care and guidance over the past 3 years. We appreciate all the support provided by Kathy Fyke from the CCAC, Elizabeth from Bayshore Health, Judy and Cathy from the Red Cross and the continued support and care from the staff at the Carleton Place Hospital. To Father Augustine Mendonca, we greatly appreciate your many visits to our home and for a beautiful service. Thank you to Barkers Funeral Home for making the service a special memory and to the Legion for providing food and refreshments. Suzanne meant so much to so many people - she will be deeply missed by all. It is hard to say goodbye to someone so special and we will all treasure the memories shared. We are so blessed to have so many close friends and family and truly appreciate everyone’s continued support. Sincerely, Don, Brenda, David, Lori, Dan, Michael and Jennifer

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LEGAULT Virginia (nee Vezina) In loving memory of Virginie (Virginia) (nee Vezina) Legault who passed away on March 17th, 2013 at the Almonte Country Haven in Almonte Ontario at the age of 85. The daughter of the late Laurent and Louisa (nee Gervais) Vezina of Field, Ontario, Virginie is predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Gaston Legault who passed away in 2008 and her brothers, Henri, Adelard, Elie and sister Rosa. A resident of Lively for 54 years, she was known for her sweet disposition and gentle nature. Quick to smile and laugh till she had tears in her eyes Virginia had a joy for life. Her talents were many and she enjoyed sewing, knitting and making crafts of all kinds. A great cook who was willing to try recipes from all over the world, no one ever left her home without having been invited for a tasty meal or a sweet treat. Virginia’s garden overflowed with flowers and vegetables—some unusual and her green thumb meant that every fall there would be jars of pickles, preserves and jams. Always ready to try something new she was in her own way a quiet adventurer. She was never happier then when she was enjoying the out of doors with her children and her dearly loved husband Gaston. Together they travelled and camped throughout Northern Ontario and spent many summers and hours fishing on Lake Minisinakwa and Lake Nipissing. Her patience and commitment to catching the big one was unparalleled and she caught her fair share. Virginia was always up for a good game of cards with family and friends at camp after a day on the lake. She was a kind and gentle soul who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Virginia will be deeply missed by her children Claudette Legault (Janice Acton) of Halifax, Ron Legault of Hong Kong and Anita Legault (Diamond Uriarte) of Carleton Place, and her grand children Isaac and Keira Uriarte who brought her great joy. She is survived by her two brothers Noel (Giselle) Vezina and Elzear of Sturgeon Falls. Internment will be in the Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Sturgeon Falls. The family would like to thank the staff of the Almonte Country Haven for the kind and gentle care they provided to ‘sweet’ Virginia for the past 4 years. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Almonte Country Haven ‘Never Too Late’ Initiative. Friends visited with the family on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 2pm to 6pm at the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

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JONES - In loving memory of Eldon (March 1982) and Louella (June 1994). We often sit and think of them when we are all alone For memory is the only friend that grief can call its own. Like ivy on the withered oak when all other things decay Our love for them will still keep green and never fade away. Sadly missed Tommy, Sandra, Julie, Jason, Jaime, Ryan, Adrienne, Madison, Rory, Briar

WAUGH, Robert (Toby) In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father, Poppa and G.Poppa who passed away two years ago today, March 28, 2011. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you to hear That we still love and miss you And wish that you were here. Forever in our hearts wife- Catherine children- Julia, Jerry, Jana, Jo Ann & spouses, grandchildren & g.grandchildren



McWilliams/Hanlon Elizabeth J.

Peacefully, in hospital, Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Elizabeth (Elliott) Hanlon at the age of 89. Predeceased by her beloved husbands, Jack McWilliams and John Hanlon. Loved mother of Lois (John) Daneliak, Marjorie (Cliff) Lacelle, Fred McWilliams and the late Gary McWilliams, Terry McWilliams and Linda Shay. Sadly missed by her loving grandchildren, Sandra, David, Debra, Sheri, Jodi, Lori, Scott, Mark, Angie, Melanie and Cindy, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Bob and Tom Elliott. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 12 noon until funeral service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to the dedicated staff at Carleton Lodge for their many years of care and support. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Girdwood Beulah Mary (née Kingsley) Mom passed away, surrounded by the love and concern of her family, in hospital, Kingston, on Friday, March 22, 2013. Beulah Girdwood, of Perth, in her 80th year. Loving wife of the late Glenn Girdwood, and cherished mother to Rob (Rani) Johnson, of Newmarket, Mike (Janet) Girdwood, of Fallbrook, Lisa Ashton (Rod Bennett), of Perth, and Leanne (Kerry) Saumur, of Whitby. Gramma will be sadly missed by Cally and Sklya Girdwood, Brandon (Sylvie), Adam and Devon Ferrier, Tyler and Joel Saumur. She was the much loved sister to John (Kitty) Kingsley, of Brockville, and Dorothy (Furne) Conners, of Kingston. Beulah was predeceased by her infant son, Paul, and by her siblings; Ralph, Howard, Lorne, Wilson, Reg, Ona, Elva, and Beatrice. Beulah was a loyal and faithful servant to her Lord, and an active member of St. Paul’s United Church, for more than 50 years. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 26 at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth, from the hours of 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A memorial service took place at St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West, on Wednesday, March 27, at 11:00 a.m. A reception followed in the Church Hall, thence to interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. For those wishing, donations to Dignity House Hospice, or to St. Paul’s United Church would be appreciated. Mrs. Girdwood’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082.



MUNRO Donald Yuill June 7, 1928 – March 21, 2013 Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Lois McGill. Loving father of Charles (Tracy) and Clark (Céline). Dear grandfather of Thomas, Christopher, Lyndsay and Madison. Predeceased by a sister Della Ireton. Friends were received at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2 pm. Spring interment at Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. Memorial donations in memory of Donald, can be made to the Almonte Country Haven or the Almonte General Hospital. The Munro family would like to thank all the staff at Almonte Country Haven for the support, care and attention given to Dad. Donations, condolences and tributes can be made at





Emery Gordon H. ‘Bud’ Emery

Suddenly at his home in Perth on Monday, March, 25th, 2013 in his 91st year. Bud will be sadly missed by Marilyn (Livingstone), his wife of 33 years, his daughters Kerri (Lloyd) Fennell, Meghan (Phil) Reid, Shawn Thompson and Gaye (John) Sandala, his 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and his many good friends. He was predeceased by his sister Audrey Huestis. As a young man Bud played hockey before going to work for the CPR all across the west. He finished his career of 41 years with the railroad as assistant superintendent in Smiths Falls. He was a Veteran of WWII serving overseas with the Regina Rifles. He was an avid golfer, skier, curler, skater and reader. He especially loved history and politics. Bud lived life to the fullest every day and his bucket list was nearly empty. Bud’s life will be remembered with a private family gathering to be held at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth (613-267-3765). Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Bordwell Svetlana Moiseyev Peacefully at the Perth Great War Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness on Saturday March 23rd, 2013 at the age of 58. Svetlana was the treasured life partner of Shawn Yantha. Cherished Mama to Kirra, Misha and Stavros Bordwell. Beloved Grandmother of Sasha (Alexandra) Bordwell. Svetlana is survived by her loving siblings Tanya (Nicholas) Timtsenko, Alex Moiseyev and George Moiseyev (Jr.) as well as her niece Svetlana Timtsenko (Rick & Zoya Wood) and Valentine Timtsenko (Illya Timtsenko). Daughter of Lola Moiseyev and very recently predeceased by her father George Moiseyev. Svetlana touched the lives of many people near and far with her wonderful sense of humour and open and loving heart. Family and close friends attended the funeral service at St Xenia of St. Petersburg Orthodox church located at 2 Colchester Square, Kanata, Ontario Tuesday, March 26th at 10:00am. Everyone was invited to attend an open house celebration of Svetlana’s life at her daughter’s house located at 10 D’Arcy St. Perth. Ontario. In remembrance, contributions can be made to The Great War Memorial site of the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital or donations will be accepted for the 3 children of a family in Ethiopia that Svetlana held very dear to her heart. Any inquiries for these donations can be forwarded to her daughter Kirra. (kirra.bordwell@gmail. com) Svetlana’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082

Dowdell Norman Wilfred Dowdell A dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Norman passed away, in hospital, Perth, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Norman Dowdell, of Perth, at the age of 84. Dear son of the late Burton and Oriole Mae Dowdell. Norman was the beloved husband, of Adele Dowdell, and cherished father to; Diane Chaplin (George Cross), of Perth, Beverly (late John) Konkle, of Richmond, Faye (John) Bunker, of Perth, and Sharon (Bruce) Blackman, of Kanata. Much loved grandfather to Tammy, Danny, Derek, Andrew, Noel, and Jill and proud greatgrandfather to several great-grandchildren. Norman was predeceased by his brother Harold Dowdell (1944). Norman was a dedicated and valuable employee, in his 23+ years as a Lab Technician with Wampole Drugs. An avid golfer and curler, Norm’s presence will be missed by all of his friends and fellow sportsmen. Visitation will be held at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth, on Tuesday, April 2, from the hours of 10:00 a.m. until service time in the O’Dacre Family Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Cremation has taken place with an interment to be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations to the Salvation Army or to the Perth Food Bank, would be greatly appreciated. Mr. Dowdell’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082







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Linda Susan

Suddenly at Smiths Falls Hospital on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in her 44th year. Beloved partner of Darcy Frizell. Loving mother to Michael and Pamela. Daughter of Shirley and Larry Patterson. Dear sister of Mark and David (Linda). Grand-daughter to Eleanor Patterson. Dear niece of Barb Marcott. As per Sandra’s wishes cremation has taken place, a private family service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to Autism Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at

(née ITALIANO) Linda passed away peacefully on March 15, 2013, at the age of 63, surrounded by her family, after dealing stoically for many years with several health problems. Loving, and much loved wife of John Rader. Cherished mother of Conrad, Tamara, John, and Winford. Devoted grandmother to Leo and Edward McNamara. Beloved aunt of Warren, Darrell, Heidi, Louis, Janine, Anita, Storm, Lisa, Jessica, Becky, Liz and Ben. Dear mother-in-law to Heidi Ardizzone, Sean McNamara, and Susan Rader. Treasured sister of Lois (Joe), Tony, Frank (Lucie), Lorlei (Colin), Lerina (Mike), and Lolita, and sister-in-law to Dennis and Shirley Rader. At Linda’s request, no funeral will be held. A donation to a children’s charity in Linda’s memory can be made if desired.


MacLEAN Ronald P. (January 12, 1964 January 25, 2013) Passed away due to complications from MS at St. Peters Hospital, Hamilton, ON in his 49th year. Son of Carol and the late Leigh MacLean. Beloved grandson of Mary McCleary. Husband to Gina (nee Saikaley). Will be sadly missed by his four children Tyler (Jessica), Terrilyn (Kelly), Michelle (Luc), Melanie and his first grandchild Sophia. Dear brother of Allen (Debbie), Kathleen (Bill), Theresa (Ian). Predeceased by his brother Steven. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family. Ron had requested for a “Sharing Circle” in his memory. It will be held in Toledo, ON in the summer. If anyone would like to attend or share only memories please email IN MEMORIAM

Hannah Roderick Peter Hannah

September 13, 1917 March 21, 2013 (WWII Veteran, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 30 years as a stone mason and twelve years with Canada Post). In hospital, in Perth with the love of his family on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 Rod Hannah in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Hilda (Gibson) Hannah; much loved and respected father of Paul (Sharon), Peter and Mark (Mildred) Hannah. Cherished grandfather of Bill (Tammy), David, Andrew and Daniel and great grandfather of Sophie and Liam. Dear brother of Wes (Dorothy) and the late Christine (Bill) McIntyre, Charlie, Daniel (Verna), Olive (Allen) Campbell and first husband Elwood Gray; brother-in-law of Helen (Robert) McEwen, Robert (Gerry) Gibson, Betty Cooper, and the late David Gibson, Winnifred Wilson, Gladys Dalgleish, Joyce and Bill ‘Pete’ Gibson and Jacki Smith. Rod was a charter Member of Asbury Free Methodist Church, choir member and faithful Keenager for many years. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Lena Hannah, the Gibson families and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, March, 24th, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. and Monday, March 25th, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in Asbury Free Methodist Church, Perth on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment Robertsville Cemetery, Robertsville. In remembrance, contributions to Mississippi Free Methodist or Asbury Free Methodist Churches or the Gideon’s would be appreciated. “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joy of your Lord”. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


KERR Paula October 11, 1944 March 15, 2013 Per Ardua ad Astra Paula was the dearly loved daughter of Gordon and Ethel, dear sister of John, Nancy and Wendy (Gordon Hadley) and cherished aunt of Laura Larsen and Tom Hadley. Growing up in an Air Force family, she fell in love with both airplanes and travel, so it was natural that she began her career as a Pan Am stewardess. After her Master’s degree, she became a professor at Algonquin College and authored a textbook on travel and tourism. Paula loved all creatures, spending many volunteer hours (and sleepless nights) fostering dogs and cats for the Ottawa Humane Society and Country Cat Sanctuary, and writing a popular “Pet of the Week” column for a Kanata newspaper. Her finest legacy is having helped so many homeless pets find their way into loving hearts and homes. Missing her greatly at this sad time are her own very special critters, Jake, Jenny, Digger and Zack. Paula’s long struggles with depression and chronic pain are over and she is finally at peace. Many thank to wonderful neighbours for their support, especially Lisa and Blake, David and Debby, Theresa and her girls, the friends at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Oxford Station, and long-time dear friends Ginny and Helen. Donations in Paula’s memory to Country Cat Sanctuary, (GwenThompson), 1416 Limerick Rd., RR #2, Oxford Station, K0G 1T0, would be greatly appreciated.

KEAYS, Glenn – In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away March 26, 2012. You’re not forgotten, father, dear, Nor ever shall you be; As long as life and memory last, We shall remember thee. Gone to be with Mom above, Leaving us His strength and love. Glenda and John Brian and Stephanie Rob, Wendy, Brittany and Jesse

Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: 613-258-2435



RICHARDSON, Jack and Yolande – April 2011. In loving memory of dear parents. Always loved Today and Tomorrow. The Richardson family

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BATES, Geraldine – In loving memory of a dear mother who passed away April 3, 1997. This day is remembered and quietly kept No words are needed We shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day, Unseen and unheard but always near So loved so missed and always dear. Sadly missed, always remembered Loving son Donald

SANDS - In loving memory of a cherished husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Gerald Sands who passed away April 1, 2010. We your family miss you In our home where you used to be We wanted so much to keep you But God willed it not to be Now you are in God’s keeping You suffer no more pain So dear God take care of him Until we meet again. Lovingly remembered by wife Dorothy, McNEELY – In loving memory of Barb, who daughters passed away March 28, 2011. Penny (David), I have lost my soul’s companion, Wendy (Brian), A life linked with my own; grandsons Travis And day by day I miss her more, (Michelle), As I walk through life alone. Jordan Wong, Past her suffering, past her pain, Cease to weep for tears are vain; Drew, Dustin and She who suffered is at rest, Devon Perkins, Gone to Heaven with the blest. great granddaughters Avery Wong, Forever in my heart, Emily and Maddison Mickey Clement

28th 1976 - Blakeley, William Wallace 1980 - Cole, Nelson Boyd 1983 - Lawson, Margaret Isobell 1990 - Andrews, Robert William 1999 - Sutherland, Ellen V. J. 2012 - Harding, Margaret Elizabeth 29th 1984 - Nash, Miriam Alice 1998 - Lacelle, Bernard Guy 1999 - Christie-Pierce, Caroline Elaine 2002 - Lockhart, Fernley G. E. 2008 - Cathcart, Donald Alfred 2008 - Cavanagh, Lillian Frances 2012 - Giles, Mary Patricia “Pat” 30th 1996 - Munro, Margaret Edna 1997 - Murday, Mary Alena 2006 - Brasset, James Allan

BARTH, Brigitte – March 31, 2012. One year has gone, But you are not forgotten. Your friends

ROGERS, Keith – In loving memory of Keith who was taken too soon on March 29, 2012. He is fondly missed by his wife Sherry and family. I am hoping to have a tribute to my late husband on Whiskey Island this summer of 2013. I will have more details to give out as the summer approaches. A deepest thank you to anyone I may have missed when thanking those for sharing in our grief of Keith’s passing. With sincere gratitude and love Sherry Rogers


31st 1978 - Thacker, Alice Maude 1981 - Timmins, Walter Weldon 1986 - Munro, John Henderson 2003 - Mackie, Joseph James (Jim) 2004 - Lonie, Vernon Bruce 2007 - Leach, Margaret Rose 2008 - Rodger, Gladys Elsie April 1st 1987 - Fraser, Christina Avelina 2009 - Irwin, Robert Louis 2nd 1976 - Tasker, Jennie Ellen 1995 - Garrison, Vernia Geneva 2005 - Weiler, Doris Louise, R.N. 3rd 1969 - Fulton, Agnes 1995 - McCartney, Frances May 2008 - Hansel, Heidemarie Elisabeth “Heidi” 2010 - Begin, Raymond Nozaire


BOLES - In loving memory of a loving and caring Dad and Grandpa, John, who passed away March 30, 2009. It is lonely here without you We miss you more each day For life is not the same to us Since you were called away. If we could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true, We would pray to God with all our hearts For yesterday and you. Dad is such a special word because it stands for you. Miss you everyday Dad Always loved, never forgotten Love Gloria, Brian, Trisha and Michelle

GILES, Pat - In loving memory of our special Granny, who passed away March 29, 2012. We are sending a dove to Heaven With a parcel on its wings Be careful when you open it It’s full of beautiful things Inside are a million kisses Wrapped in a million hugs To say how much we miss you And send you all our love. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again. We love you and miss you!! Always Remembered Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren

JACKSON, Wayne Stoney - In loving memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who passed away March 20, 1993. It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since we saw your smiling face. We miss you so much, no one could take your place As we sat beside your bedside our hearts were crushed and sore We did the best till the end, till we could do no more In tears we saw you sinking We watched you fade away And though our hearts were breaking We knew you could not stay Many days you suffered in silence, but always said I’m OK. There are times when courage fails us Moments when tears must flow. Yet with all our tears and heartaches You left us special memories, we cherish forever Our only comfort is knowing you are not suffering any more. So God if there are roses in Your garden, please pick a bunch for us. And place them in Dad’s hand and wish him a Happy Birthday for us. Love forever and always wife Eva Cindy, Doug & Family Kevin, Donna & Family Nancy Heather & Family

BOLES - In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, John, who passed away March 30, 2009. Loving memories we will never forget Sadly missed along life’s way, With silent thought and deep regret We think of you everyday. No longer in our life to share But in our hearts he is always there. Lovingly remembered, forever in our hearts Love Norma, Perry, Darlene, Chris and Erica, Paul, Lori, Heidi and Johnny

COMING EVENTS SWEETAPPLE, Andy April 20, 1951 - March 31, 2009 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. From all of us who love you, Suzie

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”.

KNOTT - In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Wray who passed away March 31, 2000. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you to hear, We will always love and miss you And wish that you were here. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain, To walk beside us all our lives Until we meet again. Always remembered and loved Wife Mona and Daughter Donna


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EquipmentAntique bath tub with claw Disability feet, $200 o.b.o. Wheelchair (Patriot Invacare), mint condition, 613-285-4844. $550; Expresso Lite adult walker (only used 4 months) $300; Bed rail, Art Sale- 100 pieces, $50; Bathtub arm $25; acrylic, low prices. Sun- Bath bench without back day, March 24, 2-5 p.m. or $25; Push walker $20. by appointment. 2216 613-267-4463 after 5:30 Shanna Road, Carp. weekdays. 613-839-1224. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, BUTCHER SUPPLIES, hospital beds, etc. Call SilCross Ottawa Leather + Craft Supplies ver and Animal Control Prod- (613)231-3549. ucts. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG. Hot Tub (Spa) Covers. 1-800-353-7864 or Email: Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Call Visit our Web Store: Available. 1-866-652-6837 www. www. *HOT TUB (SPA) CoversBest Price. Best quality. All Cedar (white), quality shapes and colours. Call lumber, most sizes, deck- 1-866-652-6837. ing, T&G, channel rustic. w w w . t h e c o v e r Also huge bundles of ce- dar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). JD hay wagon; red sloop sleigh, for team of horses; Husqvarna chainsaw; fire(613)283-3629. wood; 8.5 h.p. snowblower, electric start. 613-283-8231. Delicious brown and white eggs from free run organically fed chickens. Reasonably priced. All our layers are heritage birds which are classified as non modified slow growing, also inquire about our fresh vegetable packages available this summer. Call Kirkland’s Heritage Farm 613-473-2832.

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DONOVAN, Beth – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed away April 4, 2010. If roses grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for me Place them in her loving arms And tell her they’re from me. Tell her that we love her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. Loved and remembered every day Stanton Dan, Kimberly, Justin, Katelyn, Stephen, Michelle, Victoria, Cassandra

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LOVE SEATS Beautiful, blue and wine coloured, modern love seats for sale. We are a no smoking, no pets family, so both are in great shape and priced to sell. Contact for pictures and info. 613-832-8240

The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 51 Foster St., Perth, 613-267-6260. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. It’s Time for a change- and it’s a good thing! We’ve changed our Look, Hours, Layout and Stock. Is it Time for you to update your look? Stay tuned for April’s Showering of Deals at our Perth location!


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

GRANT McNEELY March 28, 2006 In loving memory of a wonderful and loving husband. You’ve been gone 2366 days. I’ve missed you a long time. Grant, did you know nothing loved is ever lost? I hope Tim, Jessie and Danny are happy where you are. Please hug them for me. Love you to the moon and back Lynda XOXOXO

McNEELY, Barbara March 28, 2011. In loving memory of Barbara “Every life leaves something beautiful behind” Love you always and forever Lynda xoxoxo






KIRKHAM, Donald Alfred Arthur – In loving memory of a beloved son and dear brother Donnie who left us so suddenly March 29, 2012. Softly on the wings of dawn you heard a gentle call and taking the hand that was offered you quietly left us all. In our hearts you will always stay loved and remembered every day. Sadly and dearly missed. Dad (Elwin) and Mom (Madge) Sisters Wanda (Dennis), Jane and families









We’ve got Sally Spring Fever -and these are fever spots you’ll want to catch! New Stock Daily -In Store Specials -Loads of Sales to remedy any fever! Keep an eye out for our Treasure Hunt starting in May! The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 49 Chambers St., Smiths Falls, 613-283-8311, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. -Friday.

CARPOOLS 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: Call 613-323-0440.



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Tack 10 am. hair calico born New Years available. $1,500 o.b.o.; cedar rails hydraulic disc, tractor gas Equipment Noon. Horses Eve. Free to a good home. Sell at 2 pm. 3340 Galetta Call 613-257-4921. (new) $3/each. can/pump. Information Side Road, 1/2 hr West of WANTED TO RENT 613-285-4844. please call 613-894-5211. Kanata. 10 min East of Set your dog free with a We would like to buy or Arnprior. To consign call Dogwatch Hidden Fence Large bales of hay for System. Service and in- rent a small 4-season 613-622-1295 sale. Excellent quality. De- EMC Classifieds stallation of any system. house on 1 or 2 private livery available. Leave 1 ( 8 0 0 ) 6 4 7 - 3 3 0 7 . acres in the Lanark, Perth, FARM Carleton Place area. WillGet Results! message 613-345-1655. ing to pay reasonable price Centrally located in Perth (under $900 if rental, or STORAGE $125,000 if sale). No agents please. 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FOR RENT Perth: 3 bedroom rowhouse, new 2-storey building, 2 large balconies, 2 large decks, open concept in tiled kitchen/dining/living room area, electric radiant in-floor heating (new energy efficient system) 1-1/2 baths, jet tub, coin laundry facility, free parking. Every room TV, internet and phone jacks. $1200/month, plus hydro, no extra water/sewage costs. Available May 1. 613-479-2164.



Smiths Falls, 1 bd apt in secure building, includes all utilities. $725, 41 Center St., Smiths Falls. 613-283-1721

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.

Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom apartment in quiet building, $740/month including heat and hydro. Available immediately. First and last r e q u i r e d . 613-222-0816, 613-258-9894.

Perth, bachelor apt. Clean adult building. Laundry facilities. Parking. $525/mth. Hydro extra. Available im- Smiths Falls- 1 bedroom mediately. 613-283-5996. upstairs apartment, approx 1,000 sq. ft., downPerth- brand new senior town, clean, $725 all luxury rental apt. unit â&#x20AC;&#x153;55 inclusive. 613-720-7991. years and overâ&#x20AC;?. Available immediately. Unit is 800 Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media apartment, washer, dryer, room. Brick building. Cen- fridge, stove, parking. No tral air. Propane heat. In pets. Non-smoking. First floor heating in bathroom. and last. $746 plus hydro. May 1. Front and back porches. Available Emergency backup power. 613-342-0829. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitch- Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom en. $1,100/mth. plus apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. utilities includes new dish- No smoking, no pets. immediately. washer and washer and Available dryer. One 8x10 exterior Graham (613)283-0865. shed included for each rental unit. References re- Smiths Falls 2 bedroom quired. Rentals for 1 year upstairs apt. $800. Heat lease preferred. No pets. and hot water included. No smoking. Inquiries: Quiet adult occupied building. Laundry services onLyne 613-267-5790 or site. 613-264-9695. Smiths Falls- Available April lst. 2 bedroom upper apartment in quite neighborhood. $650/month plus utilities. Call 613-283-7000.

Perth duplex, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 appliances, deck, yard, storage shed, parking, $900/month, heat and water included. References, first and last months rent Smiths Falls. Bachelor required. 613-267-7464. apartment, available May 1, no pets, no smoking, Perth- large 1 bedroom single female preferred. apt. Quiet location. Utilities Call Graham and parking included. No 613-283-0865. smoking. No pets. Perfect for seniors. $750. Smiths Falls- Big and toAvailable May 1. tally renovated insulated 3 613-267-9584. bedroom up and down semi-detached. Driveway, Perth: new senior luxu- small yard, no pets, nonry rental rowhouse ap- smoking. Available March prox. 1550 sq. ft. up to 1. $1,050 plus utilities. 3 bedroom, 50 years First/last. References reand over, new 2-story quired. 613-342-0829. building, 2 large balconies, 2 large decks, Smiths Falls- downtown, open concept in tiled 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, well kitchen/dining/living maintained, mature tenclean, quiet. room area, electric radi- ants, inclusive. ant in-floor heating $665/month Fridge, stove. References (new energy efficient system) 1-1/2 baths, jet required. 613-884-0166. tub, coin laundry fa- Smiths Falls, small 1 bedcility, free parking. Eve- room apartment. Profesry room TV, internet sionally renovated, quiet and phone jacks, adult building, $595 plus $1200/month, plus hy- hydro. Heat included. dro, no extra wa- 613-220-0698. ter/sewage costs. Available May 1. Smiths Falls- Sunny, 613-479-2164. upper unit, 3 bedroom, appliances, gas bbq, $750. Perth, one bedroom References required, no apartment, fridge, stove smoking, available April included, $650/month plus 1st. 613-283-3119 for apheat, hydro Free parking pointment. No pets. No smoking. 613-264-9153 leave mesROOM / BOARD sage.

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.

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LOST & FOUND Found- Wrist watch outside of Royal Bank in Perth, Wednesday, March 13. 613-267-4761.

Rent-to-own- Kemptville area. Beautiful brand new home, cathedral custom kitchen with island, fireplace, deck, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Bad credit okay. R e c o r d i n g : 1-888-540-4835.

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



Richmond townhouse, May 1st. Family community on Jock River. 3 bedroom 1.5 bath, parking. $1175/mos plus utilities 613-791-5674. Pet/smoke-free.

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.

Room for rent. Available immediately. Washer/dryer. Phone. No pets. Leave Perth, 2 bedroom apart- message. 613-284-8378. ment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Room to rent with family, Fridge, stove, parking, bal- furnished, shared launcony. Laundry in building. dry/kitchen/main bath, in$775/month plus hydro. cludes cable. $400 per No dogs. (613)349-9377. month. References required. Carleton Place. Perth, 3 bedroom house, 613-253-0821. fully renovated. Good Apartments, n e i g h b o u r h o o d . Shamrock 1 bedroom, $1,250/month plus heat Perth, and hydro. Fridge, stove, $620/month includes heat. washer, dryer included. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380. 613-899-3319.

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.

Bellamy Park Campground- we have lots of great seasonal sites available for 2013. Call 613-275-2361 for pricing and other options or check us at http://www. and find us under the Visitor tab.

Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

Lost- Set of keys, near Bakers Bean, or Sherbrooke/Beckwith Streets, Perth, on March 14. 613-812-7171.

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Qualified candidates must have BSW or MSW or equivalent plus experience. The skilled candidate will work with a creative team serving the youth and specialized education settings in Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place. The candidate must be skilled at engaging youth and have use of a vehicle Salary: $45,609 - $59,077 (plus $1,500 educational bonus for MSW). To apply please send resume to: Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth Attention: Hiring Committee Unit A, 40 Bennett Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J9 Closing Date: April 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm Only candidates being interviewed will be notified. CL427256_0328

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We are seeking one Full Time Counsellor for a contract position until November, 2013.



Dinner @ Swiss Chalet

We are an accredited children’s mental health agency serving the children, youth and families of Lanark County.



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Mature Part-time Resident Care attendant for Retirement Centre. Apply to Administration 1333 Ri- Skilled Labourer/Assistant deau Ferry Road, Perth. Site Supervisor required for a busy home builder in Fax: (613)267-6261. Almonte. Residential Construction knowledge would PAID IN ADVANCE! Make be an asset. Must have a driver’s license. up to $1000 a week mail- valid ing brochures from home! Please forward your resume to Stacey@neilcorp Helping Home Workers since 2001 Genuine Op- or by fax to portunity! NO Experience 613-256-3008. required. Start immediately. Skilled workers no time for training steel roofers. 613-894-5211 or send EMC Classifieds Call resume to: rextroughing Get Results!

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Experience in gates, stairs, railings and custom fabrication with installation experience would be an asset.

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HELP WANTED!!! 28/hour Undercover Shoppers Needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Genuine opportunity. PT/FT Experience not required. If you can shop you are qualified!

required by custom welding shop located near Almonte, ON.

FOREMAN and LABOURERS Experienced excavations and site servicing/sewer Foreman and Labourers wanted. GPS layout and grades experience will be an asset. Permanent position at Perth location. Apply via email to Jim Ghinn or call 613-267-4265



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:


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Bob’s Fresh Cut Fries in Merrickville hiring cook for weekends and evenings. Call Sarah 613-897-2627.






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Lanark County Mental Health

Lanark County Mental Health is a comprehensive, multi disciplinary team and community based mental health organization sponsored by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Transitional youth and adults experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns are provided with streamlined access to mental health services and resources. We believe in a client centered approach to support the individual in a recovery model to promote optimal health and well-being. There is an opportunity for a Program Manager Intensive Community Support The Program Manager Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of a comprehensive continuing care network. The successful candidate will provide guidance and direction in the establishment of comprehensive clinical programs through identified best practice models to support clients with ongoing recovery focused, mental health services. Advanced leadership skills, clinical supervision and expertise in psychiatry / mental health is essential to supporting a dynamic team of social workers, community mental health nurses, case managers, a social/recreation counselor and psychiatrists. This position will share in the continuous quality improvement of client services and education sessions for clients and families, peers and community agencies. The position requires a Masters of Social Work or related degree with minimum of five years clinical expertise in psychiatric hospital services and community mental health services and /or a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, and Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. The Program Manager position requires proven experience in successfully managing staff and experience as a supervisor or manager. Interpersonal skills, strong professional work ethic, positive attitude, commitment to quality care and excellent communication skills are required. Advanced information technology, protocol development and problem solving skills are essential in the shared care model of integrated services. Qualified applicants should apply in confidence by Friday April 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Applications should be sent to: Ms. Diana McDonnell Director, Lanark County Mental Health 88 Cornelia St. W., Unit A2 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5K9 Email: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.









KDH is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 volunteer members and 5 ex-officio members. The volunteer members have diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and areas of expertise to the team. A Board member can expect to spend a minimum of 5-6 hours per month attending meetings and performing committee work. The Board currently has a vacancy to fill and is looking for a person with a commitment to community service, and a willingness to learn and work in a team atmosphere. We are looking for someone interested in helping KDH build healthier communities; residence in the municipality is not a requirement. In particular, we seek a candidate with strong primary care experience. To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest with CV to indicating â&#x20AC;&#x153;Board of Directors recruitmentâ&#x20AC;? in the subject line.


Moncionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YIG 671 River Rd., Ottawa Joe 613-822-4749 TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES, Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Work Italy, Spain, or England Summer camps. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations & Salary provided. Various Benefits. Apply: 902-422-1455 email

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Designers, Builders & Contractors wanted. Kitchen cabinet dealer opportunites, now available, unlimited earnings. Call Richard (613)824-1347 e m a i l :

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).



FULL TIME SERVICE TECHNICIAN - JASPER LOCATION Key Accountabilities: - Reliable, motivated and driven to deliver quality workmanship and superior customer satisfaction. - Continuously looking to learn and use new skills. - Value a strong team based workplace. - Flexible, patient and calm when working with tight schedules. - Focused on meeting goals and targets. Duties will include: - Diagnose and carry out repairs on New Holland, and various other equipment. - Undertake field service calls when required - Assemble and pre delivery inspections on new and used equipment - Ability to perform light cutting, welding and fabrication work - Advise customers on work performed, equipment condition and future repair requirements - Operate company and customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equipment in a clean and safe manner. - Participate in safe and healthy work behaviors and practices at all times in support of Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Equipmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and safety program and policies. - Attending factory training in Canada and the U.S. Key Qualifications: - Post secondary education with a minimum of five years experience in the agricultural industry - Must be a certified technician, preferably with an Agricultural or Heavy Equipment certificate. - Experience working on New Holland and Case high horse-power tractors - Consideration will be given to those candidates who are registered in the Provincial Agricultural Equipment Apprenticeship program. - Basic computer skills to look up parts, account for labour charges and complete on-site training. - Must maintain a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and provide a satisfactory Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abstract on an annual basis. - Willing to attend training courses in Ontario and the United States on occasion. Hours of Business: 40-44 hours per week - Saturday work required on a rotational basis - Hourly wage: $21-$28 depending on applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience level and training needs - Full benefits plan

SALESPERSON WANTED IMMEDIATELY Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Equipment with locations in Jasper and Smiths Falls is looking for a full time salesperson to sell their compact & utility tractor line, lawn & garden and power sport product line. We are looking for someone to work with customers to assist in equipment purchases that will meet their needs. With the wide variety of product we sell, our customers include agricultural, equine, commercial and homeowners. Sales of products will include tractors, ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, utility vehicles, utility & cargo trailers, consumer and commercial lawn & garden. - Full time position - Base salary with commission bonus - Full health benefit program - Product training will be provided - Prior sales experience an asset

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Requires a 4th or 5th Year Apprentice or Journeyman to service and install heating, cooling and light refrigeration equipment. No Oil. Must be available for on call rotation, and be able to work independently or in a group setting. Clean drivers abstract. References required. Salary determined by experience. Send resume to or fax to 613-774-6486 Only those selected will be contacted


Kemptville District Hospital ( is a fully accredited healthcare facility committed to building healthier communities. We are distinct within the provincial health system as a model for hospital-led integrated health services. We operate by providing primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care, and we pride ourselves on being a good partner with other providers in the Champlain LHIN. Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is the top hospital in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction.

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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.

PRODUCTION CONTROL EXPEDITER 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: Structures bills of materials, selects batch quantities, and schedules production of components and assemblies for assigned products or projects. s 3TRUCTURESMANUFACTURINGBILLSOFMATERIALSTOOPTIMIZE PRODUCTIONmOWWHILEMINIMIZINGTOTALPROCESSCOSTS inventories and lead times. Ensures accuracy of bills of materials. s 3ELECTSMANUFACTURINGBATCHQUANTITIESWHICHARESMALL ENOUGHTOMINIMIZEINVENTORYLEVELSANDAVOIDCREATING work centre bottlenecks, but large enough to avoid excessive set up costs. s 3CHEDULESMANUFACTUREOFCOMPONENTSANDASSEMBLIES to meet product completion schedules and customer requirements. Monitors and reports progress. IndentiďŹ es potential shortages and action required to meet schedule targets, and follows up as necessary. s )NCORPORATESNEWDESIGNANDDESIGNCHANGESINTO production, which do not require a detailed knowledge of production process technology. Works to meet SCHEDULEREQUIREMENTSANDTOMINIMIZEINVENTORYWRITE off or rework costs. s $EVELOPSANDMAINTAINSMANUFACTURINGROUTINGSWHICH do not require detailed knowledge of production process technology. Prepares set up and run time estimates for components and assemblies. s 0ERFORMSOTHERDUTIESASAPPROPRIATETOTHISLEVEL

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Expedites priority manufacturing work orders, maintains established work order priorities, and feeds back progress information from the Shop to the Production Control Planners. s %STABLISHESANDMAINTAINSEFFECTIVEhHANDSONv shop control and provides follow up to ensure that the completion dates for assigned work orders are obtained. s %NSURESTHATASSIGNEDhPRIORITYvWORKORDERS receive immediate attention and continual follow up through to completion of the required tasks. s 2ECOMMENDSSATISFACTORYCOMPLETIONDATESFOR work orders which deviate from the normal schedule ďŹ&#x201A;ow. s 0ROVIDESEFFECTIVELIAISONBETWEENTHE0RODUCTION Control Planner and the Shop ďŹ&#x201A;oor operation. s 0ROVIDESPROGRESSANDSHORTAGEREPORTSFOR assigned work orders in process on the Shop ďŹ&#x201A;oor when required. s %NSURESTHATTHEmOWOFPAPERWORKMATCHESTHE ďŹ&#x201A;ow of actual components in production. s 0ERFORMSOTHERRELATEDDUTIESASAPPROPRIATETOTHIS level. QUALIFICATIONS: s 3ECONDARY3CHOOL'RADUATION PREFERABLYINA Technical Course, plus 3-5 years experience in a comparable production environment. s #OMPLETIONOF-ATERIALS-ANAGEMENTCOURSEAN asset. s 'OODKNOWLEDGEOF"EST4HERATRONICS0RODUCTS production and facilities an asset. s -USTCOMMUNICATEWELLWITH3HOP3UPERVISOR Stores, Production Control Planners and Production Engineering. s -USTHAVEEXCELLENTINTERPERSONALVERBALWRITTEN communication skills. All applicants should apply in writing WITHACOVERLETTERANDRESUMETO(UMAN2ESOURCES %MAILJOBS THERATRONICSCA OR&AX   ./4%/NLYSUCCESSFULCANDIDATES shall be contacted for interviews. THE EMC - 37 - Thursday, March 28, 2013

QUALIFICATIONS: s Normally Community College graduation in an appropriate trades apprenticeship or technician certiďŹ cate course plus ďŹ ve years related practical WORKEXPERIENCEOR#OMMUNITY#OLLEGE$IPLOMA in Production Technology, Materials Management or equivalent, plus ďŹ ve years production control experience in a batch production machine shop environment, together with some experience or training in machine shop practice. s 2EQUIRESABASICUNDERSTANDINGOF-20 *)4AND TQC principles, related manufacturing shop practices and of production materials. s -USTBECAPABLEOFWRITINGCLEAR CONCISEANDLOGICAL instructions. s 4HEABILITYTOWORKEFFECTIVELYINATEAMENVIRONMENT is essential. s -USTBEABLETOACCOMPLISHDAILYPLANNINGAND scheduling activities while responding to schedule requirements and demands from the Shop to respond to manufacturing problems. s -USTHAVEEXCELLENTINTERPERSONALVERBALWRITTEN communication skills. All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.


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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.

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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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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. New parents of twins- to- (613)283-2070. be -looking for caring liveout nanny with vehicle. Full-time in Carleton Place Certified Mason. 12 years starting April or May. Du- experience. Chimney reties: child care, household pair, restoration, parging, chores, meal prep and er- repointing. Brick, block rands. Please send resume and stone. Small/big job and cover letter to stepha- specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. 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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BUILDING AND REPAIRS Heritage Stone, Brick and Block Footings, Foundations, Concrete Finishing, Log Chinking and Chimney Sweeping Will go anywhere! PAUL WARRINGTON 268-2394





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


Summer Camp Counsellors We are looking to hire dynamic individuals to work within our camp programs. We have programs running in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, and Perth. This role involves directly working with children/youth, program delivery and design, safety, supervision and fun.

Please contact Christine Campton at 613-257-7619 or 1-866-257-7618 ext 326 if you have any questions. CL427260_0328

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Refer to Kanata Dryer Manufacturing in the subject line or fax 613.592.9358 by April 5th, 2013. We appreciate all expressed interest in these positions. "Â&#x2DC;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;V>Â&#x2DC;`Â&#x2C6;`>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iÂ?iVĂ&#x152;i`Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x153;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;LiĂ&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;>VĂ&#x152;i`° No Phone calls Please. CLR423801

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The Smiths Falls Public Library is accepting bids for restoration of the facade of this historic Carnegie Library. Documents clearly outlining the scope of the work may be obtained from: Smiths Falls Public Library 81 Beckwith St., N. Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B9 (613)283-2911 or contact Mandatory site visit. Deadline: Monday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m. Contact: Karen Schecter 613-283-2911 The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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

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






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which includes the examination of records and preparation of Financial Statements for Open Doors for a 3 year term commencing with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. Firms must hold a valid Public Accountants License issued under the Public Accountancy Act. Copies of the request for Proposal of Auditing Services, along with a copy of the most recent audited financial statements may be requested in writing by faxing 613-257-5038 or by email to prainville@ Completed proposals must be received by 4 p.m. on April 30, 2013, addressed to: Nicki Collins 40 Bennett St., Unit A Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 4J9 CL427263_0328 HELP WANTED


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THE EMC - 38 - Thursday, March 28, 2013

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 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. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: or if no internet access available, contact: Maxeen Munro Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector The Corporation of Tay Valley Township 217 Harper Road RR #4 Perth ON K7H 3C6 (613) 267-5353 CL422333_0314









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N.H. LB75B ExtendaHoe, 4WD, two buckets and pallet fork; Hesston 766 DT 4WD tractor with L330 loader and cab; Ford 5000 tractor with loader; Winpower 25 kW generator; N.H. 718 harvester with hay head; Gehl 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; flail chopper; Two Dion forage wagons; Two gravity wagons; Grain auger - 7â&#x20AC;? x 52â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; I.H. mower, rake and square baler; N.I. hay and grain elevator; Pipe elevator; Three furrow reversible plow; Triple K cultivator - 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; Two I.H. seed drills; Hardi 500 gallon trail sprayer; Seed cleaner with screens - 3 pth; Other machinery and farm related items; Assorted household effects and antiques. For full listing, visit TERMS: CASH or CHEQUE with PROPER I.D. Auctioneer: James Cooper 613-652-4145


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

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Auctioneer: TOM HARRISON 613-379-1006 BERT NIBOURG 613-536-9157 11 Pleasant Dr., Selby, ON â&#x20AC;˘ 613-354-6260


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call or email to Book Your Auction Todayâ&#x20AC;? Monday April 1, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Holiday Easter Monday Antique & Collectible Auction. 10 am START (Preview from 9 am) - 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Large Selection of Coca Cola, 1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & up selection of cookbooks, pin up book, collection of 1:18 die cast models, old toys, old China, Royalty & so much more! See website for 400 + pictures! NO RESERVES - NO BUYERS PREMIUM! MASSIVE AUCTION BE ON TIME. Sunday April 7, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction starts at NOON (Preview from 11 am). Featuring 2001 Chrysler Seabring. Recent e-test, daily driver, in good condition. Large selection of brand new & AS new quality tools, zero turn riding mower & so much more! Featuring Smiths Falls, Ottawa & Perth Estates. Sunday April 14, 2013 - Space available for Consignments of Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles & More in this Auction. Call to book your consignment in this Auction. We are Currently Booking for our Annual May 12th Classic Car Auction - Currently Accepting Reserved & Unreserved Classic Cars, Cars, Trucks, Boats, Trailers, RVs, ATVs, Motorcycles and more! Please call or email our office for Special Rates on this Auction & Free Advertising. Book Early Space is always Limited. WHAT WE DO: Auctions, Appraisals, Brand New Bed Sales, Moving & Trucking Services. CL425905_0328


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Upcoming puppet workshop features powerhouse duo EMC Events – On Saturday, April 6, J.B. Arts welcomes Bob Stut and Sarah Argue to the studio on Mill St. in beautiful downtown Almonte to deliver a workshop in script writing. This powerhouse duo have some serious bragging rights and are both very accomplished in the business. Bob Stut has been a writer and puppeteer since 1984. He worked on Fraggle Rock for six years and was the lead writer and puppeteer for Sesame Street Canada. He was Iggy Iguana on over 300 episodes of ‘Under the Umbrella Tree’ for CBC. He was Molly, Snicklefritz and Fuzzy on ‘The Big Comfy Couch’ for seven seasons, and was on their writing team as well. He has also written for other animated and live action series for CBC, TVO, Disney and PBS. Sarah Argue is the creator of Rock the Arts and one of the hands behind the puppets. She has lived and performed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Six Flags in Los Angeles, and Branson Missouri. She has also graced the George Theatre in New York City as well as the Galveston Texas Grand Opera House. AUCTIONS

Her puppets have performed across Canada and Australia where they have been featured at after school programs in Sydney. The Rock the Arts puppets have appeared on YTV’s Saturday Morning Crunch and are now causing mischief in Creatureville. In this workshop Argue will introduce you to the fun of playing with puppet characters and creating interactive storylines. Stut will then give you tips and tricks on writing and formatting scripts for puppet performances for theatre, television or the classroom. All you need to bring is a paper and a pencil. Puppets and a puppet stage are available. “This is one you do not want to miss! I have had the great fortune to work with both of these amazing writers and performers and am thrilled that they are coming to Almonte to pass along their knowledge,” says Noreen Young, artistic director of Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival. This is the fifth in a series of workshops designed to bring puppets and the art of puppetry to life. For more information, contact Jeff at 613-220-3005.


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Jane Monaghan (left) and Susan Turnbull, board members of the CRCHC stand with Marty Crapper, executive director of the centre, inside one of two examination rooms at the newly opened Elgin clinic. New patients are welcome and can book an appointment by calling 613-272-3302.

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Silver anniversary The opening of the new clinic coincides with Country Roads Community Health Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th anniversary of providing service to the area. To celebrate this milestone the centre is inviting all former CRCHC board members and staff to a special dinner and dance April 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Hall. This evening volunteers will be recognized and attendees will be welcome to view historical displays and a slide show depicting the centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story that began in 1988.






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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Providing services in a rural setting has its challenges, but board members of Country Roads Community Health Centre (CRCHC) believe they have found a way to improve local services without breaking the budget. The key is community partnership coupled with local knowledge around the table. Since its inception the CRCHC has operated with a local board of directors made up of residents from the four corners of their service area. When the centre opened Guthrie House in Elgin not too long ago they began to welcome services such as Ontario Works, Alzheimer Society and psychological testing. While the response to these services was favourable the common thread heard by many on the board was the need for primary care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started hearing the gap,â&#x20AC;? said Susan Turnbull, CRCHC board member. Discussion around the table revealed that 1,250 patients lived closer to Elgin than they did the Portland medical centre and plans to find a way to open a satellite clinic service in the community began in earnest. About a year ago their search ended when Elgin pharmacist Akop Shaboian spoke to the centre about his dreams for services in his community and offered to add an extension to his downtown building to accommodate the new clinic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had a vision that it would be better for this community to have a physician here,â&#x20AC;? said Marty Crapper, executive director of the CRCHC. Renovations to build the two-room clinic with two washrooms, and a nursesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; station for blood taking wrapped up just a month ago. Once the dust settled, the centre went to work outfitting the clinic with all the technologies and equipment needed to operate. Despite its separate location, the Elgin clinic is connected to the Portland headquarters allowing doctors to file reports and keep their patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; records within the central digital filing system. The clinic operates with the existing Country Road medical staff who spend one day a week in the Elgin office seeing their existing patients. With no administrative staff, the Elgin medical clinic is proving you can bring services closer to home during tough economic times without adding a line to your budget if you reach out and make community partners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to show it works. You can improve health services without spending more money,â&#x20AC;? Crapper said, adding the system may not always be easy. The partners who made this project possible

include Country Roads, Shaboian and the Township of Rideau Lakes which has verbally agreed to provide $5,000 in support for the project this year. Patients had their first glimpse of the new facility Monday, March 18 when the doors opened for the first time and the response the centre has been getting has been positive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was incredible,â&#x20AC;? Crapper said. One woman beamed at being able to attend her appointment on a break from her job at the local high school, while a father of multiple children thanked staff for the ease the clinic has made in his life. Elgin and area residents are, for the first time in roughly 20 years, experiencing the comfort and ease of having their family doctor close to home. Turnbull said they had hoped the clinic would assist the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large aging population and allow them to remain at home longer and out of the hospital. This concept is also a vision of the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) who is working with the ministry to reduce health care spending by encouraging in-community services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re part of that picture,â&#x20AC;? Turnbull said. The next project Country Roads is working on with LHIN and local hospitals is creating a method of communicating when any of their patients are released from hospital care. The aim is to follow up with the patient shortly after his/her return home to ensure all medications and any new ones work well together. By doing this, Crapper said they expect to reduce the number of return hospital visits from those in their care. The list of patients at Country Roads Community Health Centre is growing with existing doctors accepting new patients daily. To become a new patient and book your appointment at the Elgin clinic, call the Portland office at 613-272-3302 or download their patient intake form online at www. and asked to be booked at the Elgin clinic. Crapper sees many opportunities for future partnership inside the new clinic, including offering access to area doctors with patients in the Elgin area.


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MONEY FOR NEW EQUIPMENT EMC News - On March 23, the Perth Rotary Club presented the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club with a cheque for $6,000 for the club to purchase new ropes and starting blocks. On hand for the presentation were gold level swimmers, pictured left to right: Owen Baillon, Noah Sullivan, Patrick Graham, president of the Perth Rotary Club, Kate Thornton, Hailey Rodgers, Brandi Machan, president of the Stingrays, and Shannon Baillon.

TRIVIAL FUNDRAISING PURSUIT EMC News - Competition was fierce at the Trivia Fundraiser for National wrestling competitor, Max Doyle, on Sunday, March 24. The event raised $650 to aid in sending Doyle to Nationals in Saskatoon in April. The winning team received gift certificates for acupuncture as their prize. (From left to right) front row: Paul Rodehutskors, Linda MacDonald. Back row are Bret Hogue, Amy Hogue, Grant Machan, Katy Martin, Jan Rawling.




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The 5th Lanark Highlands Forest Rally will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 Lavant Mill Rd. will be closed with the permission of the Township between Clossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rd. and Airport Rd. from 10 AM - 8 PM The event is held in partnership with the Township of Lanark Highlands, Lanark Highlands Food Pantry, Lanark Highlands Youth Centre and local businesses with more than 200 visitors coming to the area.

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Shown above is Wayne Greer, president of the Perth Lions Club, with Dr. Robert Chaplin, Chair of the GWM Foundation and Rick McCauley Lions Club secretary. On behalf of the Lions Club a cheque was presented to Dr. Chaplin in the amount of $4,076 for the purchase of a Telemetry Unit in the ICU department.

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will become a significant attraction for visitors who come to Perth each year to enjoy the heritage backdrop of sandstone buildings and prestigious architectural design.â&#x20AC;? Along with the district designation is the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to provide grants to property owners of these heritage buildings. The Town of Perth has created a Heritage Building Restoration Grant to assist property owners within the District in maintaining the historic features of their properties. Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act provides for the designation of Heritage Conservation Districts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the heritage that extends beyond the individual buildings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because of their special character as well as for the distinctive architectural quality of individual buildings. Finalized after intensive community consultations, the plan sets guidelines and standards for historic preservation and alterations of the buildings in context with development of streetscapes. The bylaw allows blending of old and new properties in the designated area, encourages renovation and allows for new development. The Downtown Perth Heritage Conservation District is roughly bounded by Drummond, Harvey, Gore, Foster, Wilson and North streets, and includes Stewart Park, one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. For more information please contact Karen Rennie, Heritage Tourism Manager at 613-267-1947 or






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Bluesman stops in Perth on house tour By LAURIE WEIR


On Monday, March 18, St. John Catholic Elementary School invited donors to their Student Nutrition Program breakfast. Pictured, from the left are: staff members Julie Andrews and Phil Brackenbury, and Program Coordinator Linda Ohlman. The Perth Legion is a regular supporter of the program.

Perth Legion News By TERRY O’HEARN

EMC News - Branch 244 Perth-Upon-Tay has quietly celebrated the 80th anniversary of its charter, the granting of which occurred on March 20, 1933. The charter approval came after a movement in Perth got under way in 1932 to organize a branch of the British Empire Service League. A certificate was presented at the March 25 General Meeting by Zone G6 Commander Dave Cormier and Deputy Commander Ken Johnston. We are requesting veterans of the Second World War Arctic convoys commonly known as the “Murmansk Run”, or their widows or other nextof-kin, to contact us for assistance in applying for a new medal being issued by the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom. You may email the writer:, or leave your contact information with our office at 613-267-4400. This medal, called the “Arctic Star”, has been approved for Canadian Navy and merchant marine veterans, along with their British counterparts. It is not known at this time how long it will take for the medals to be issued, but more information will be coming to you soon. A ceremony here at the Perth Legion is being planned, and we welcome

qualified veterans from the surrounding area who could travel to Perth for a medal presentation. Legion sports coming up is a mixed darts tournament in Almonte April 13, with an 11 a.m. start time for doubles, and 1 p.m. start for team darts. The entry fee is $5 per player. Our Members’ Lounge will continue to be busy on Saturdays with another meat draw happening on March 30, and Jamborees on April 13 and May 11 with Harry Adrain and Henry Norwood. Everyone is welcome to these events. Coming Events Saturday, March 30 – Saturday Meat Draw. Saturday, April 13 – Birthday Jamboree. Tuesday, May 7 – Ladies’ Auxiliary honours and awards dinner. Days of Yore … From The Perth Courier, March 30, 1900: “London, March 10 - Letters describing the surrender of Cronje at Paardeberg, on Feb. 27, in which the Royal Canadian regiment took such an active part are arriving from the war correspondents of the London papers… Perhaps the most reckless bravery was shown by the Welsh, the Cornwalls and the Canadians.” Lest we forget.

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Saltos flying off to Washington for international gymnastics competition The team will be taking part in the Star Trophy Event, in Washington, hosted by a Woodbridge VA gym club. “It’s their national team event, and it’s a friendly competition, but also is time for the girls to show their stuff,” says the coach. “Eleven of these girls will be doing their individual routines for the firs time. All have done group routines before, but this time it’s something different.” They leave on April 18. Once they come home, they’ll be taking part in the Festival of the Maples ‘Sap Run’ on April 27. It’s a time where they will strut their stuff in the early-morning run and later in the day, have some demonstrations at Crystal Palace, so the public can catch a glimpse of their athletic prowess. In May, look for the Saltos to be hosting a big yard sale at The Stewart School. That early-morning event will start about 7 a.m. on March 18. On March 25, Town and Country Chrysler of Smiths Falls will host a barbecue with proceeds going to the Saltos for the first time ever. “Hugh Colton (Town and Country Chrysler) has been a big supporter of us,” she says. On June 15, watch out for details coming on the club’s grand finale where the athletes will have a showcase at the gym. This is their year-end event with two on tap, including a matinee performance Photo by LAURIE WEIR and an evening show.


Saltos Aerobic gymnasts will be taking to the skies on April 18. On the mats will be 20 of the local girls, including (back row, left to right): Romy Hansen, Hannah Adrian, Leaha Adam, Allison Tolgyesi, Isabel Brown; (second row from the back): Bailey Whiting, Tessa O’Collin, Kailey Sweeney, Chloe Lynn, Madelyne Neil; (third row from back): Ashley Jordan, Olivia Merpaw, Emily Carlson, Julia Millard, Lucy McNamee; (front row): Brynlyn Lamb, Grace Lockett, Jenna Neil and Tain Hughes. Absent is Catherine Poag.


EMC Sports – The Saltos Aerobic Gymnastics Club will be flying out of Perth next month to take part in a friendly competition on the mats in Washington. Saltos coach Louise Miller says she’s hopeful that her top six athletes will have a chance to continue with their international competition and be on tap for the big round of action in Las Vegas in July. “From this national competition, there is a very good chance that we can qualify as many as six girls for the international championships in Las Vegas,” she said from the gym in Perth on Monday night, where the 20-member national team of girls ages 12 to 16 have been diligently practicing to get to this level. “There are a core group of girls who have competed at the national level for about four years now, and they have a really good chance of advancing to Vegas,” she said. “They have all worked hard; now is their time to shine.” Those girls who have a shot at the international stage include Hannah Adrian, Allison Tolgyesi, Kailey Sweeney, Chloe Lynn and Tessa O’Collin. They are just five of the national squad, which is also comprised of Romy Hansen, Leaha Adam, Isabel Brown, Bailey Whiting, Madelyne Neil, Ashley Jordan, Olivia Merpaw, Emily Carlson, Julia Millard, Lucy McNamee, Brynlyn Lamb, Grace Lockett, Jenna Neil, Tain Hughes and Catherine Poag. “This national competition is a chance for the girls to have some fun and get their first taste of competition at this level,” says Miller. Throughout the year, the girls have been busy with fundraising, as all of their efforts are supported locally – with much thanks, expresses the coach. “We couldn’t do it without the help” of all of them working together, both on the mats and during fundraising events, she says.

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.

EMC Sports - Meghan Card and Teri-Ann Kirkham from Perth and District Collegiate Institute provide counter-balance support to each other during their routine at the Skate Canada Eastern Ontario High School Figure Skating Invitational at the Smiths Falls Youth Arena on Tuesday, March 26. Photo by DESMOND DEVOY

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High school teams win bronze


EMC Sports - The Perth and District Collegiate Institute girls’ curling team won OFSAA bronze in Ottawa last week, while the boys earned antique bronze to end their curling season on a high note. The girls claimed bronze with a big win over Sir Robert Borden of Ottawa, 6-0. The team, coached by Jeff Bell, is comprised of skip Lindsay Bell, third Audrey Wilson, second Danika Thompson-LePage and lead, Courtney Bell. They finished their round robin play with a 4-1 record. They then defeated Windsor, Ontario’s Vincent Massey Secondary School in the quarter-finals in extra ends when skip Bell, on her last rock, drew to the button for the winning point. In semi-final action the team was edged out by Norwell Secondary School. The girls moved on to the bronze medal match which started strong. The team scored four points in the first end. The second end was filled with great shots by the Perth team which caused their opponents to make several key throwing errors.

The girls stole two more points and led 6-0 after two ends. It was only a matter of time before Sir Robert Borden conceded the match and shook hands. Boys action The boys also compiled a 4-1 record in preliminary play. Their steady curling brought them into the quarter-finals where they met and defeated White Pines of Sault Ste. Marie. This victory placed the boys in the medal round and in the top four of the province. In the medal round, the Blue Devils first faced Moira Secondary in a tough and exciting match. In the bronze medal match, the Devils played Osgoode High School. Despite strong curling in the final four ends, the boys were edged out by their opponents by a 4-3 score. Throughout the four days and eight games of the OFSAA Championships, the boys curled extremely well and demonstrated the strength and sportsmanship of the curlers at PDCI. Coached by Bill Ferrier, the team is comprised of skip Spencer Richmond, third Trevor Ferrier, second Hayden Richmond, and lead Brandon McPhee.

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PDCI’s curling teams were bronze and antique bronze winners last week at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) in Ottawa. Pictured are both teams after their medal presentations. On the girls team, top, coach Jeff Bell is pictured with players skip Lindsay Bell, third Audrey Wilson, second Danika Thompson-LePage and lead, Courtney Bell. On the boys team, coach Bill Ferrier is pictured with players skip Spencer Richmond, third Trevor Ferrier, second Hayden Richmond, and lead Brandon McPhee.

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EMC Sports – St. John Catholic High School was the place to be last week for Grade 7/8 boys basketball action. Notre Dame’s two teams went head to head in the final bout to earn the top two spots in the tournament. St. John fell to Notre Dame in the semi-final, 14-9. This winning Notre Dame team fell in the final to their home-town rivals, 22-20. Pictured are scenes from the Perth/Carleton Place semi-final game.

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On March 23, the Perth Rotary Club presented the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club a cheque for $6,000 for the club to purchase new ropes and starting blocks. Pictured are the lane ropes that will be replaced. This photo is of the local group of swimmers during some practice sessions early Saturday at the Perth Pool.

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Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s L. Eric Wilson had the pleasure of taking in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship final at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on March 10. He is pictured with Carleton University Raven Kewyn Blain after the presentation of the cup. Carleton defeated Lakehead Thunderwolves 92-42 - the widest ever margin of victory in a final game, as well as lowest ever scoring for the opposition. The Ravens sunk 15 of 25 three-point shots.

EMC Sports - The Perth Rotary Club was on hand Saturday to present the Perth Stingrays with a cheque for $6,000. The funds will be used to replace the lane ropes and the starting blocks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done in more than a dozen years. It was an easy fit for the Rotary Club, which is all about local charities, especially when it has to do with children. The Rotary Club has three areas of focus in its strategic plan; international work, child and youth development and local area enhancement and Patrick Graham, president of the Perth Rotary Club, thinks the donation fits perfectly into two of the three categories.


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April showers to fill your rain barrels! EMC News - St. John Catholic Elementary School is now accepting pre-sale orders for a Truckload Rain Barrel Sale scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at the school grounds 34 Wilson St. E. in Perth from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rain barrels are being sold for $55 each and funds raised will support St. John’s continued educational efforts to promote and create ways to better the environment. St. John Catholic Elementary School has really taken on the role of Earth Caretakers. Through their conservation and minimizing efforts they have been recognized as a GOLD ECO SCHOOL by Ontario Ecoschools. To continue in their quest for making a better Earth, they will be selling rain barrels to encourage this community to be aware of the importance of our water. School organizers are confident that the use of rain barrels is an excellent solution for the Perth area which has experienced drought over the last two summers with water quantity being very low. Rain

barrels capture and store rain water collected from roofs through downspouts. They provide chlorinefree and fluoride-free water which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees. Collected water has a number of other uses including washing cars, cleaning floors, laundry and more. These many uses can provide cost savings and conservation opportunities for every homeowner, especially those who pay to have water trucked in, use a well or have a water meter installed. Purchasers have a choice of colours and each rain barrel available through St. John Catholic Elementary School comes equipped with all the parts you need to set up your barrel These environmentally friendly products were once used to transport fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and repurposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. All orders must be placed online in advance at or by calling 613-267-2865. Submitted by St. John

Perth Kiwanis Club springs into action EMC News - From an International gala to Kiwanis dolls and Terrific Kids, to Quilts & Mary Cook, to collecting cans and bottles at recycle centers, to cleaning up a roadside, Kiwanis Club of Perth is especially active this time of year. And if that isn’t enough, they have launched a membership drive. Kiwanis of Perth is part of an international organization. From May 3 to 5 in Ottawa there’ll be a gala gathering of members at the Chateau Laurier at which Prime Minister Harper has been invited to speak and Carol Anne Meehan to MC. The occasion is the first visit to this area in 20 years of Kiwanis International president whose mandate is to oversee clubs in 123 countries. Members from the Perth club will attend to hear International president Tom DeJulio speak. In addition there will be workshops and the opportunity to mingle with other Kiwanians and city and national dignitaries. But first, members will make up a table at the Black Tie Bingo as they have in past years. And when members collect and sort cans and bottles at recycle centres as a fundraiser, they dust off our hands and clothes. And again, when they do a

cleanup of winter debris along Harper Road, they dust themselves off. They keep their hands clean when they shake those of Terrific Kids in 12 area elementary schools once a month. Kids to acknowledge and give certificates to for being good citizens. The smiles on their faces and the look of pride in their eyes when they do so, keeps Kiwanis members going all month. Younger children in stressful situations are given a soft Kiwanis doll, hand-made by members and friends. Something to cuddle and call their own at a scary time in their life, dispensed by Children’s Aid social workers and OPP officers. Board member Marilyn Devlin has found the time to make and donate a quilt that was then hand-stitched by quilters at such and such church. It is being raffled off with the draw to be at the Crystal Palace Harvest Market on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday. Tickets can be obtained from any Kiwanis member or at community events in the area. Mary Cook coming to speak at a lunch in the Legion on Saturday April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cook’s charming stories are even more amusing when she relates them in person so don’t be disappointed. Tick-


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Horticultural society teams up with foundation on Junior Gardener program EMC News - You know its spring when, at the beginning of April, the Perth & District Horticultural Society (PDHS) once again introduces their Junior Gardener program to more than 200 school children attending local schools. Classes at the Stewart School, Queen Elizabeth, and St. John’s Elementary in Perth as well as Sacred Heart of Jesus and Maple Grove in Lanark, are all receiving an introduction to the joys of gardening by volunteer members of the PDHS. This year the PDHS has been fortunate enough to be the recipients of a $1,500 grant for its Junior Gardener Program from the Perth & District Community Foundation ( The foundation is a local, incorporated charitable public foundation serving western Lanark County whose mission is to work within the greater community in order to build a permanent fund to enrich the quality of life throughout the western half of Lanark County. The foundation encourages philanthropy and provides a focus for those who want to make a lasting contribution to their community. The Junior Gardener Program is a free, sixweek-long program that introduces proper growing techniques, nutrient needs, the ins and outs of good soil and composting methods as well as hands-on experience planting seeds and bulbs, container gardening and flower arranging. The children are responsible for the care of their own “hot house” containers containing the marigold and tomato seeds planted by each child. They also participate in making seed tapes to use in their home gardens, planting seed potatoes in containers and flower bulbs like gladiolus. In one

special week they learn how to plant a small cactus container garden and care for it at home. The ‘piece de resistance’ is making a small flower arrangement out of a tuna can, greenery and cut flowers just before Mother’s Day which they can then take home to “wow” their moms. In addition, every week, each child selects a new plant from their “plant library” to look at, care for and observe at home over the week. They then write their observations in their specially designed workbook so they can see each plant’s progress over the six-week period. Volunteers from the PDHS present the program in each school classroom. The PDHS feels very privileged to be partnered with the Perth & District Community Foundation (PDCF). The grant will cover most of the expenses which vary from flowers, seedlings, pots, greenery, earth and seeds to workbooks, plant logs and specialty bowls for the cactus gardens. So, a big thank you to the PDCF. You are making an important contribution to our local youngsters and tomorrow’s gardeners! Together we all make it happen.

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Oxford Mills author making name for herself with first novel By ASHLEY KULP

EMC Lifestyle – While writing began as just a hobby for Brenda Corey Dunne, the release of her first book has her dreaming of spinning it into a full-time job. The Oxford Mills woman selfpublished ‘Treasure in the Flame’ in September 2012, but the young adult historical fiction novel has been gaining popularity thanks to signings during last December’s Christmas in Merrickville, as well as last Saturday (March 23) at the Pinecrest Chapters in Ottawa. This success has also netted her a literary agent with boutique agency, Literary Counsel, based out of New York City. Dunne actually began the process of writing her first book two years ago when she signed up for a monthlong, Internet-based novel writing project, entitled NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which brings together writers from around the world and challenges them to create a book in 30 days. “The goal was to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. It was a fun challenge. That year my husband, Tom, was deployed (with the military) and I thought it was a great challenge to do while he was away and I just started to write,” she noted. “I started day one and finished on day 29. I wrote about 1,600 words a day.” A physiotherapist in her day job, Dunne had always loved experimenting with the written word and had completed a manuscript two years prior. “I work part-time in a long-term care facility in Ottawa and have worked in Kemptville as well. I always enjoyed writing while I was in school. I never disliked it but it was probably six or seven years ago that I sat down and said I was actually


Oxford Mills author Brenda Corey Dunne shows off her first novel, ‘Treasure in the Flame,’ which was self-published and released last September. Dunne has since also secured a literary agent in New York City to publish her future works.

going to write a novel and finish it,” she said. “It was on my bucket list and I loved it. It’s very therapeutic, but it’s not easy to shut everything around me down.” ‘Treasure in the Flame,’ which also delves into the fantasy and romance worlds, chronicles the adventure of 15-year-old Aminda (the namesake of one of Dunne’s great grandmothers). It is set in the pioneer days in the real-life Kings Landing Historical Settlement in New Brunswick, where Dunne grew up. The settlement, which includes a living history museum and mill, is similar to Upper Canada Village. “I describe it as ‘Anne of Green Gables’ meets ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’” Dunne commented, adding that it’s a fun, light and adventurous read. “There’s pioneer life in it, but there’s also some adventure, a little bit of magic and some romance.” “...It (Kings Landing) is a great place. It’s a very magical place,” she continued. “When you go into it, you can’t help but think about stories because it’s a living museum..Most of the buildings are operational.” Aminda’s father returns from an outing one evening and falls into a deep sleep from which he doesn’t wake. “The whole story is her (Aminda) trying to figure out what happened to him and keep his mill running,” Dunne explained. Aminda must trust people she encounters, such as the town outcast and a mysterious tinker in order to find out why her father slipped into a coma. The concept for ‘Treasure in the Flame’ is loosely based on an old legend Dunne’s father used to tell her when she was a child. It centered around a man who went off to find treasure in the middle of the night, but there would be a curse on anyone who spoke or made a noise in the presence of the treasure.


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It’s all about Brel at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre throughout the month of April with emotion and excitement – and music! The five-person cast move through choreographed group numbers, simply staged solo pieces, comic songs, tragic songs and love songs. There are numbers that will be very familiar, presenting some “Oh, did he write that?” moments and numbers that you may be hearing for the first time. They are all being presented with an updated sound palette, bringing songs that were written in the 50s and 60s to a new millenium. Performers Chris Angel, Kristy Angel, Robert Del Grande, Tracy Noonan and Janice Reid take the audience on a tour of the 20th century in Marathon, down into the bull ring in The Bulls, back to a time of silent movies when Brussels was king, back to first love in I Loved, on to unrequited love in Madeleine, to war, to peace, to death and to the Carousel of Life. Marieke, a haunting melody about loss, is sung in English, French and Flemish. Amsterdam, a roaring song about the docks and the hard world of a sea-port, is set to the tune of Greensleeves. Middle Class is another song about loss, but this time, the loss of youth and ideals, while The Girls And The Dogs uses a quirky irregular metre that tells us why we need both girls and dogs.

And, while the melodies are memorable and the harmonies are wonderful, it is the lyrics that drive the show, with insight and twists that make every song one that provokes thought and interest. Not only do the show’s five performers take on all 27 songs, they also occasionally pick up an instrument to add to the show’s four piece band, who provide everything from trumpet, guitar and piano to electronic sounds. Combined with video backgrounds and even an extra-special surprise video guest performer, the whole package adds up be to the musical theatre event of the season. The intensity, poignancy, energy and excitement of ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris’ have made it a legend, and BarnDoor’s staging will keep that legend alive. ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris’ runs April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m. and April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets for Jacques Brel and details on it and other events at Full Circle Theatre (including full details on BarnDoor Productions’ 2013-2014 season) are on BarnDoor’s website: Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.

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She’s also received the same encouragement from her hometown of Nackawic, a mill town 40 minutes from Fredericton. This Saturday (March 30) she will travel back there to participate in a book signing. Another signing is planned for sometime in April at the Gloucester Chapters. “It will be my first signing in New Brunswick...and I’ve had a huge, supportive audience there,” Dunne stated. Since the release of ‘Treasure in the Flame,’ Dunne finished another full manuscript last November and was accepted by her agent with the Literary Counsel in December. Her agent currently has two of her manuscripts: a young adult fiction piece and an adult contemporary one. “I found her (agent) through a connection I had online. I’m part of a critique group and someone recommended I contact her agent. I did and within a week, the agent had emailed me saying they (Literary Counsel) wanted to represent me,” she said, noting she is also planning to write a sequel to ‘Treasure in the Flame.’ It’s been a whirlwind and the process to publish a book can be arduous, but Dunne said it’s very

fulfilling and something she’d like to eventually tackle full-time. “That’s my dream, to be able to write full-time,” she admitted. “I’m one of those people where life takes you where it does and I accept it. I love to write. I get a lot of pleasure out of sitting down at a computer and just writing and letting my fingers go.” However, this is not where she would have seen herself 10 years ago. “If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would have a published book, literary agent and more books in the pipeline, I would never have believed you,” Dunne remarked. “I’m having a lot of fun.” “...It’s a small start but I’m hoping this small start will blossom into something bigger,” she added. ‘Treasure in the Flame’ is available on Dunne’s website (www., as well as at Mirick’s Landing Country Store in Merrickville, and Barnes & Noble. Digital copies can also be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Both Merrickville Public Library and the North Grenville Public Library also have copies.

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EMC Entertainment – In 1968, when veteran song-writer Mort Shuman came up with the idea of a musical built around the songs of Belgian composer Jacques Brel, he was greeted with scepticism. A musical without a plot? A musical without characters? A musical without dialogue? It couldn’t possibly work. Four years and 1,800 performances later, even the critics had to agree that the show was a smash success. Forty-five years later, ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris’ has attained legendary status. Its simple format of a small group of performers presenting some of the most heart-felt and intense songs of their time continues to sell tickets and please audiences, as well as provide performers with a unique challenge. Perth’s BarnDoor Productions is bringing the legend to the stage at the Full Circle Theatre, beginning April 12, to close their 18th season. The show moves from laughter to nostalgia, from tears to joy in songs about life, death, loss, love, girls, dogs, bulls and carousels. The musical styles range from folk to rock, from latin to waltz and the music rolls non-stop through two whirlwind acts. Not a long show, by any means, it is nevertheless filled from beginning to end


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1959 Impala brings retired couple into classic car hobby EMC Lifestyle - Stan and Helen Earl live in Perth, Ontario, and have both retired from teaching elementary school. They recently purchased a good original 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4-door hardtop, known as a Sport Sedan. It has a 283 cubic inch V8 engine, 2-speed Power Glide transmission, pushbutton radio (AM only), outside rear view mirror (driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side), 2-speed wipers (no washer), a padded dash, and Roman Red and Snowcrest White finish (some still original, but the more you look, the more you wonder about it). Chevrolet styling for 1959 was delightfully flamboyant, and Stan smiles every time he looks at their car. He saw his first one at age ten, a green 1959 Biscayne 4-door sedan owned by Miss Mills, the Grade 1 teacher at Kemptville Public School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She probably had to save up a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary to buy that car in those days.â&#x20AC;? Stan and Helen first saw their 1959 Impala with a for sale sign on the Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day weekend in 2011 but drove on by.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A year later,â&#x20AC;? recalls Stan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we again drove Mud Lake Road, and there it was, still for sale. This time we stopped and we bought it. When I was 16, I learned to drive on a grey 1960 Chev Biscayne 4-door sedan with standard transmission (â&#x20AC;&#x153;three on the treeâ&#x20AC;?) and this Impala reminded me so much of that time.â&#x20AC;? Stan tells me the UVIP document lists all previous owners going back to 1973. But who owned it before that? Stan phoned the GM Vintage Vehicle Services and learned the car was built in Oshawa on June 26, 1959 and shipped to Manitoba. GM did not know the name of the dealer who sold it. A sticker on the windshield dated

May 18, 1960 indicates the car had parking privileges at RCEME, Electrical Company, at the Kingston (Ontario) Garrison. Stan wonders how the car got from Manitoba to Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the connection to the military at Kingston,â&#x20AC;? Stan theorizes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;someone in the forces may have bought it and then was transferred east. Most likely it was an officer taking a position as an instructor at the RCEME School.â&#x20AC;? Except for its brief time in Manitoba, this car stayed in and around the Kingston area until Stan and Helen brought it to their home in Perth in 2012. The previous owner gave them a 1959 Ontario plate (A.87686), one of the two original

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This photo offers a front view of Stan and Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1959 Chevrolet Impala. Who could ever forget those amazing tailfins? plates for this car. By publishing this story, we hope to learn the identity of the original owner. Stay tuned! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always looking for more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255,

Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: â&#x20AC;&#x153;OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.â&#x20AC;?

Ontario municipalities welcome long-awaited tools to collect unpaid fines coup millions of dollars for municipalities and most importantly, will ensure that individuals are held responsible for their actions and that justice is served,â&#x20AC;? said Russ Powers, AMO president. Besides denying license plates for unpaid fines related to violations such as speeding tickets, careless driving and driving with no insurance, the proposal makes it easier for municipalities to pursue out-of-province drivers who

run red lights or fail to stop for school buses. Responsibility for POA administration, including courts and fine collection, was transferred to municipalities in 1997. AMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding call for new tools to collect POA fines was one of its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12 Asksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the 2011 Ontario provincial election. AMO will continue to work with the Ministry of Transportation and

the Ministry of the Attorney General to complete other pending changes in the provincial-municipal action plan to improve POA fine collection. At present the administrative changes necessary to support this legislation may take two years to complete. AMO urges the government to complete these changes as quickly as possible so that municipalities will be able to collect the fines owing.





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Block heaters less common but still worthwhile during harsh winters applies to testing for the purposes of that the vehicle’s emission system tive please drop me a line, by email to renewing a licence sticker. had any problems). or directly to bjoIf you’re selling the vehicle, it will The Ontario Ministry of the Envi- listing ‘Queshave to undergo an old-style two-speed ronment needs to rethink this mess and tion for the Car Counselor’ on the idle test (if the shop has the equipment) either reduce the chances of ‘readiness’ subject line or by post to Record News and you’ll be charged another $17.50 failures by letting the emissions tester Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. for the pleasure. complete the test by ignoring one of Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. So now you’ve forked out $70 plus the 11 computer monitor programs When using regular mail, please suptax. that are checked that might be in ‘not ply a phone number if you seek direct BRIAN TURNER In February, 6.7 per cent of all ve- ready’ status as New York State does or contact (due to volume I can’t always waterproof body seams and protect in- hicles tested failed the ‘readiness’ por- consumers shouldn’t be charged for the promise replies). terior electrical and HVAC systems. tion of the test. additional tests. Driving on wet or flooded roads with (That meant the vehicle onIf you have any questions, opinYours in service broken or loose or cracked shields can board computer wasn’t ready, not ions, or stories on anything automoBrian Turner lead to some expensive repair bills. Now that better road traction is either here to stay or is just around the corner (hard to predict these seasons) a steering and suspension components’ check is a wise idea. Potholes, curb kisses, and snowbank mountaineering can mean more than one reason your chariot pulls one way or the other and is chewing tire edges faster than melting ice on an YOU HAVE April afternoon. SEEN HIM ON None of these inspections need be costly as most dealerships, regional CTV, HEARD and national chains, as well as indeHIM ON THE pendent garages offer oil change and check-over specials to welcome back HOT 89.9, their customers and warmer weather. READ ABOUT As vehicle lighting still is a popular HIM IN THE topic for my e-mail inbox, here’s a Every Friday 7 P.M. helpful tip to improve your safety on Lamplighter Convention Hall, 30 Victoria Ave, Smiths Falls CITIZEN the road: when you start your vehicle Come & Have Some Fun… the more people that & SUN to go anywhere, turn on the headlamps attend will increase prizes. with the dash switch. People Attending >60 61-81 81-100 101-120 >120 SEE BLAIR IN PERSON FOR A MEMORABLE Don’t simply rely on daytime runRegular Games $ 480 $ 670 $ 860 $ 1050 $ 1240 ning lamps or automatic headlamps. Special Games $ 475 $ 475 $ 475 $ 475 $ 475 Running the head and tail lamps makes Bonanza Game $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 your vehicle more noticeable from the AT THE CARAMBECK COMMUNITY Jackpot Game $ 300 $ 400 $ 500 $ 600 $ 700 front and rear to other drivers. TOTAL PRIZES $ 1555 $ 1845 $ 2135 $ 2425 $ 2715 Emissions’ testing also still brings CENTRE, CARLETON PLACE PRICE: $3.00 Per Strip - Regular Game more e-mail and consumers and retail$2.50 Per Strip - Special Games (starting Nov 19) ers seem to be learning new things evBONANZA: $.50 (Trade-In $.25) ery day. Here’s the latest to rub drivers TICKET DETAILS AT WWW.BLAIRROBERTSON.COM/TOUR and auto retailers the wrong way. NON-SMOKING VENUE License #M617229 4 Corners = 1 Line While I’ve mentioned in previous columns that if your vehicle fails the ‘readiness’ portion of the new test, you will get charged $35 and told to come back after driving the vehicle for a day or so to get a retest at a cost of $17.50. If it fails that test, the shop can give your vehicle a conditional pass with no further testing. However that only The treatment and prevention of diabetes is

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Ontario families – it’s good for our economy. That’s why our government will continue to work with the agri-food sector, including retailers and food service operators, to bring more Ontario food to the table,” said Kathleen Wynne, Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food. Promoting local food is part of the new Ontario government’s plan to strengthen the agri-food industry, build stronger communities and create jobs that will grow the economy. The province will hold consultations with stakeholders on a new provincial designation system that could help promote foods of a particular region, standard of production, or unique product attribute. The Ontario agri-food sector contributes more than $34 billion to the provincial economy and employs more than 700,000 people. Ontario’s food processors also purchase about 65 per cent of the good things that are produced on the province’s farms and the province is home to Canada’s largest food processing sector.

constantly evolving. At the Canadian Centre for Research on Diabetes, we believe that participating in clinical research is an essential way to help advancements in effective diabetes care.


Ontario serves up local food bill EMC News – The Ontario government is re-introducing legislation today that, if passed, would help make more local food available in markets, schools, cafeterias, grocery stores and restaurants throughout the province. If passed, the Local Food Act would: Increase local food awareness, access and sales by setting local food goals and targets in consultation with stakeholders; Enable government to work with public sector organizations toward these goals and share information on their progress and results; • Proclaim a “Celebrate Ontario Local Food Week” that would begin the Monday before Thanksgiving; and • Require the government to produce a local food report on its activities to support local food. The proposed legislation is part of a broader local food strategy that encourages the growth and development of markets for foods grown and made in Ontario, and provides funding for innovative and collaborative local food projects. “Eating local isn’t just good for




EMC Lifestyle - “Dear Mr. Turner, Every car I’ve ever owned in Canada over the last 40 years has had a block heater. I sense that this is less common than it used to be. As I begin to consider buying a new car, I’m wondering if block heaters are still necessary or advisable. What circumstances would warrant the extra cost of installing a block heater?” E. M. Ottawa You’re correct in noting that block heaters are not as common as they used to be. The basic line of domestic versus import still applies insomuch as most domestic (Detroit Three) vehicles still have block heaters as standard equipment (but not all) and most Asian and European imports do not. If you plan on parking your vehicle outside or in an unheated and unattached garage, a block heater is worth the trouble. But if you park in an attached or heated garage, and your choice of vehicles doesn’t come with a block heater, I’d say: don’t bother. While just about any new(er) vehicle will start without a block heater in temperatures as low as minus 30 C, having an hour or two of block heater operation means faster starts, faster cabin warm-ups, and better fuel mileage. I’d like to think that was the last winter related question we get, as thoughts of warm spring drives start to take over. But we’re not really through with winter until we have our daily-use vehicles checked for any damage the last very frosty few months may have inflicted. Now is the time to get a seasonal inspection that includes a check of some of the more vulnerable undercarriage components such as splash and underbody shields. These, mostly plastic shielding panels, are often damaged by ice and slush that packs up in wheel wells or from impacts with frozen ice curb clumps. While many consider these parts as expendable bits of trim, they do perform several crucial functions. These shields redirect road water away from engine electrical and air intake systems. They protect somewhat-less-than-


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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local artist Kevin Dodds had a full display of his paintings at the Pakenham General Store March 23 and 24 during the Maple Run Studio Tour. Dodds has his very own gallery located in the heart of Arnprior, where he also teaches painting classes Thursday and Saturdays by appointment. Dodds along with his paintings, he is promoting the selling of his new 2014 calendars. filled with paintings created by him. Photos by SYDNEY ROSS

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 EMC News - The Maple Run Studio Tour celebrated its 11th season this past March 23 and 24 with lots of visitors indulging in sweet maple products and meetingt local craftspeople and fine artists. Above, left: young artist, Kate Ryckman, displayed her paintings at Love That Barr. Above, right: potter Clement Hoeck had a variety of his pottery dishes and creations for sale. Hoeck set up his display at the home of Paul Kealey. Below, painter Toby Barratt works on a side project, painting a suitcase at her home on Waba Road.

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Seizure first aid: Would you know what to do? EMC Lifestyle – As part of Epilepsy Awareness month, the Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Resource Centre of South Eastern Ontario is emphasizing the importance of knowing how to help someone who is having a seizure. According to Epilepsy Ontario, while one in 100 Canadians have epilepsy, one in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, making it important for everyone to have a basic understanding of seizure first aid. A seizure occurs when there is a sudden, abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Anyone can experience a seizure as a result of head trauma, a brain infection, drug or alcohol toxicity, high fever, missed medication, stroke, complications of diabetes, or brain tumours. However, if a person experiences two or more unprovoked seizures, they are said to have epilepsy. There are many different types of seizures ranging from a blank stare, to aimless wandering, to a loss of consciousness and convulsions. Most seizures last only from a few seconds to several minutes, and almost all of the time, a seizure will end naturally without any medical intervention. Many misconceptions still exist about how to provide assistance to someone experiencing a seizure. “When I watch medical drama shows on television, I am shocked at how many times the medical staff perform basic seizure first aid incorrectly,” stated Hanna Kitchingman, youth coordinator at the Epilepsy Resource Centre. “When people think of seizures, they tend to think of generalized convulsive seizures, during which a person loses consciousness, falls to the ground, and has convulsion,” Kitchingman continued. While it can be frightening to witness a convulsive seizure, according to Epilepsy Ontario, there are some simple steps to follow when assisting an individual who is having a convulsive seizure: • Remain calm. Seizures may appear

frightening, but they usually last only a few minutes and generally do not require medical attention. • Time the seizure. • Place something soft under the head, and clear the area of any items that may injure the person. • Do not restrain the person. • Do not put anything in the person’s mouth. • As the seizure subsides, roll the person on their side.

• Talk gently to the person and without full recovery between seizures, provide reassurance as they recover or the person is injured, pregnant, or from the seizure. has diabetes. Conversely, if the person has never had a seizure before, then a A common misconception when seizure is always a medical emergency, it comes to seizure first aid is that it and 911 must be called. is always a medical emergency that An important mandate of the Epilepsy requires an ambulance to be called. Resource Centre is to provide education However, if an individual has epilepsy, workshops about epilepsy, seizures, and then seizures are typically not medical seizure first aid. emergencies, unless the seizure lasts “We offer workshops tailored to the for more than five minutes, repeats needs of the group, for all ages. These

sessions are offered at no cost, and enable participants to develop a beneficial life skill,” stated Kitchingman. Having a good understanding of the basic knowledge of seizure first aid can be extremely helpful to people who may have seizures in public. For more information about epilepsy, seizure first aid, please contact the organization by phone at 613-5426222 or visit their website at www.


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Cooking at home can help you save money, time and be healthy By CAROLE CHANG

EMC Lifestyle – March was Nutrition Month and the theme this year was ‘Plan, Shop, Cook and Enjoy!’ Cooking your own meals might seem like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. Read on for tips on making more meals at home. Keep it simple. Buy one main ingredient. Make three meals. Plan meals and shop around one main ingredient. Check out these three easy-to-make meals with just one main ingredient: lean ground turkey, beef or chicken. Brown the ground meat or poultry and then divide into three equal portions for use in: • Sensational salad – Season browned meat or poultry with a little chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and lime juice. Add to a salad of leafy greens, along with defrosted frozen corn, black beans and chopped tomatoes. • One-pot pasta – Toss together cooked whole grain pasta, browned meat or poultry, washed baby spinach, a can of diced tomatoes, and minced garlic. Heat until warmed through. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. • Simple wrap – Fill a whole grain tortilla with shredded romaine lettuce, sliced red pepper, shredded carrot and lower sodium salsa. Add browned meat or poultry and wrap it up for lunch or dinner.

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scratch allow you to control what goes into them. Packaged meals can be more expensive and less healthy than meals you make at home. Lower your costs by going homemade. Try these fresh ideas to lower the amount of sodium you get, and get cooking. Make your own soups, sauces and salad dressings. A little basil combined with crushed tomatoes makes a simple pasta sauce. Enjoy more vegetables and fruit. They’re naturally sodium free. Whenever possible, use fresh or frozen instead of canned. However if you do buy canned vegetables, rinse them off to lower the sodium. Buy canned fruit that is packed in water or juice, or rinse the syrup off before eating. Cook pasta and whole grains, such as rice, barley and quinoa, without adding salt. Try sodium-free chicken broth for delicious flavour. Rinse canned beans, peas and lentils to wash away some of the added sodium. Look for sodium-free brands, too. Try to use beans in a chili instead of ground beef as these nutritious legumes are packed with good nutrition and they are budget friendly as well. Buy plain, unseasoned cuts of fresh meat, poultry or fish. Season lightly at home with herbs and Get fresh! Fill your cart spices. with more fresh foods, like Use fresh garlic, flaveggies, yogurt or fish, to voured vinegars, herbs or cook from scratch. See NUTRITION page 50 Cooking meals from

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Valley Fishing & Outdoor Show an outdoor enthusiasts extravaganza

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a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to add flavour to food without salt. Cook â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; share! Prepare big batches on weekends and swap meals with friends. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a busy single person or a time-crunched working parent, swapping meals with friends can save you time in the kitchen. On the weekend, make a large batch of a healthy, easy-toshare meal, such as vegetable lasagna, hearty chili or lentil

Seminars We are pleased to be offering an outstanding lineup of presenters on the main stage this year. John Anderson, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost renowned muskie speakers, television guest and tournament pro will be on the main stage Friday and Saturday. Matt

Masse, a television celebrity on BROW TV will be taking about spinner bait magic, fishing rods 101 and Tubetastic. Rob Jackson will also be speaking about fishing in Ontario. He is the record holder for Long Nose Gar in May of last year and is one of the most prolific multispecies experts. Canadian Hall of Fame inductee Big Jim McLaughlin will take the stage Sunday at 2 p.m. Big Jim has been an integral part of Canadian sport fishing for 30 years and is always a hit at the show. Also, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss pro staffer Adrian Hareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentations on turkey calling techniques. His tips of the trade will be sure to help you win the turkey calling competition on Saturday. The Ottawa Fly Fishing Society will also be taking the main stage throughout the weekend. They will be giving demonstrations and lessons on tying flies and casting at the Fly Casting Pond. Be sure to check out the complete seminar schedule on The Valley Fishing & Outdoors Show website (www. to ensure you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your favourites. The third building at the show will house the Gun Show. Admission to the fishing and outdoors show also gets you into this venue; a show within a show! There you will find 50 tables of firearms for sale and trade. These vendors will help you find the perfect firearm for your upcoming hunting season. The Valley Fishing & Outdoors Show hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 5; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6; and Sunday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the show is just $8 with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Free parking and reasonable admission rates makes this an affordable outing for the whole family and gets your thoughts on spring and spending time in the great outdoors.

soup. Split it into portions and share it with a friend or two. They do the same and share with you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get different healthy meals to enjoy during the week but without shopping for ingredients or cooking. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about breakfast! You make whole grain pancakes, your friend makes French toast, and then you swap. Refrigerate or freeze the food, and then just pop a piece into the toaster for breakfast. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a quick and healthy breakfast

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EMC Events - North Grenville District High School was the place to be on Sunday afternoon (March 24), as the commnity congregated at the school to raise much-needed funds for the school’s music clubs to attend a music festival in Halifax. The event was complete with a silent auction and raffle tickets. Above, the big baNG and bigger baNG African Drummers of NGDHS keep the beat alive during their performance that afternoon. The school’s intermediate and concert bands also performed a few tunes for the captive audience, who enjoyed an afternoon tea, as well.

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Maple Syrup Grades All maple syrup sold in Ontario must be graded. There are two grades and four colour classes sold for consumer use. Colour Class



Canada #1 Extra Light Light Medium



Ontario Amber

Stronger maple flavour As above

Canada #2 Amber may be labelled Ontario Amber for farm gate sales only.


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Come and see the traditional way of gathering the sap Wood Fired Evaporator



• Open weekends & Holidays 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.• Peaceful friendly surroundings

Call ahead at 256-2042 or 256-1213 STEWART’S MAPLE PRODUCTS


TEMPLE’S SUGAR BUSH RESTAURANT 613-256-3867 OPEN DAILY 9-4 until April 21st




6 Mississippi Mills


260 Sugarbush Way, R.R. 3, Lanark, Ontario


Telephone 613-259-5276

Carleton Place



SYRUP • BUTTER • TARTS • SUGAR available in our store! Open Daily 1700 Ferguson’s Falls Rd March 2 - April 21 613-253-7000 Weekdays 9-2 Weekends 9-4 Visit our Facebook page for more details!

North of Almonte on County Rd. 29 to Clayton Rd. (Follow the signs)


Good for baking, flavouring Used for any of the above


Awaken your SENSES to Spring! HEAR a cracking fire | SEE the steam rising high FEEL the heat of the wood fired evaporator SMELL the aroma of sweet sap boiling TASTE the first sign of spring - FREE SAMPLES


Good for pancakes, waffles French toast, dessert topping, breakfast cereals Glazing, sweetening, as a dessert on its own

Canada #2 Amber

- A Family Tradition


Very delicate maple flavour Delicate maple flavour Distinct maple flavour

Open 8 to 5 in season. Please call.



PURE MAPLE SYRUP SUGAR & BUTTER Year Round Wholesale and Retail Sales




Gibbons Family Farm


Maple Sugar House and Museum Quality Maple Syrup and Maple Products Open Year Round – Saturday Activities Visit our website for details.

Smiths Falls

41 Leacock Road, Frankville, ON K0E 1H0

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