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Festival of Good Cheer lights up the night tonight EMC News - Start the Christmas shopping season off right with a visit to Downtown Heritage Perth – voted the prettiest town in Ontario. No crowded, noisy shopping malls – just small town tranquility, and friendly, welcoming merchants. Perth was just chosen by ‘The Ruralist’ as one of six great places to go shopping in the country. The Festival of Good Cheer begins Thursday, Nov. 22 with a bang – ¿reworks, Christmas trees, and a bon¿re in the Tay Basin which starts

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prizes, plus glamour photos by Cherry Pie Photography at a small additional charge. Many downtown merchants are open till 8 p.m. and feature Black Friday specials. If all this has tired you out, stay the night at the Best Western – they are offering special rates for those registering to come to the Fashion Show. To reserve, call them at 1-800-326-0082 Then on Saturday, once you’ve rested up, you can continue shopping both downtown merchants and at the

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Jason Dunkerley, who recently earned a silver and bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic event in London received congratulations and applause from the crowd at the Nov. 14 tri-county Recreation Summit in Smiths Falls. Dunkerley shares these awards with his guide runner, but tells the audience his athletic journey didn’t begin at the Paralympic track. Rather at his school for the blind many years earlier where he was able to build his skills and develop a love for the sport. “I sort of started to catch the bug a little bit,” he said. Having programs that catered to his blindness was the ¿rst step in putting Dunkerley in a position to develop his love of running by giving him positive sports experiences to encourage him to do more. Today he is a member of the Active Living Alliance. This national organization works

to link people with any form of disability to recreation programs in their communities. It also offers a Youth Ambassador Across Canada program that encourages youth to tell their personal story of ¿tness and inspire others. Jeffrey is an example of teenagers stepping up and inspiring others with disabilities and communities to make sports programs available to all. She’s a Grade 10 student in Ottawa and knows ¿rst hand the social, physical and

secondary to the University of Guelph track team. There he quali¿ed for his ¿rst of four Paralympic competitions. “I think recreation is sort of where it all begins. It de¿nitely is where it began for me,” Dunkerley said. He underlines any activity must be meaningful in order to have the positive impacts outlined above. The Active Living Alliance (ALA - www. ala.ca) offers a resource kit to help athletic organizations adjust their programs to be more inclusive. At the presentation, Dunkerley had these tips to pass along: • When using pinnies in sport, purchase ones with bright colours to help those with visual impairments. • For those who are deaf, waving a Àag at the start and end of a play may be all the cues they need to play inclusively on their team. • Use a lighter or softer ball to slow down the play and allow those with disabilities a chance to use their skills. • Tie a plastic bag around the soccer ball so those who are visually impaired can hear it coming towards them. “You can get creative with it. There is no script or right or wrong,” Dunkerley said. The ALA welcomes calls from organizations (1-800771-0663) that have questions on how they can become more inclusive.

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EMC News - Creating partnerships and synergy for new projects in recreation is now possible in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville following the launch of a new regional recreation network, Nov. 14 inside the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. In introducing the new network and its origins with the Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP), Richard Kidd, member of the HCP committee, said: “They’ve given birth to it.” As with all new life, the network is looking for a name to call its own and attendees at this year’s second annual Recreation Summit, where the launch took place, were invited to write down their name suggestions on a graf¿ti wall. The network itself will assume responsibility for hosting the recreation summit each year, but is also looking for other projects such as workshops and speaker series. Membership in the network will be $15 annually with all attendees at the 2012 summit automatically con¿rmed as members. The idea for a network came from discussions in the early stages of HCP when it was discovered there was no forum for recreation professionals to meet and share best practices. The ultimate goal of the network is to one day operate on its own, independent of the HCP. Wrapping up his comments for the day, Kidd applauded those involved with recreation in the room, for their hand in positively changing lives in the area through their work. “What you’re doing is such a special thing. You do rec-

emotional bene¿ts access to sporting programs can have. The Recreation Summit was her ¿rst public presentation. “It makes you feel like you’re a part of something,” Jeffrey added. “It also means (the opportunity to have) friends.” This is important, as attendees heard that one in two children with disabilities report having no friends. She would like to have sports programs for those speci¿cally with disabilities and the opportunity to take part in programs that are inclusive and welcome abilities of all types. “It’s both very rewarding,” Jeffrey said. She currently takes part in an inclusive track and ¿eld program where she often runs with ¿ve-year old able-bodied athletes. Jeffrey sees this as an opportunity to educate a younger generation about the abilities of those with one form of disability or another. “It’s good because it gives them a chance to get used to it (individuals with disabilities),” Jeffrey said. At the same time she likes the peer support and ability to push herself in an environment that is safe and encouraging, such as programs designed for the less able-bodied. It was the support of Dunkerley’s school track program where all participants were blind that gave him the con¿dence to move on in post-

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beyond what a typical funder or community supporter might do in a year. It is always hard to choose just one, so many work so hard for our children. Colby McGeachy, Certi¿ed General Accountants is one of BBBS’ all-around supporters and the recipient of our corporate award this year. Angela, Everett, Dawn and their family came to bowl with BBBS this year raising a whopping $4,000 (with Everett gaining worldwide sponsorship for his team.) Angela, their administrative assistant has helped with design advice and free colour printing of some of BBBS’ resources. Everett was generous with advice, sharing his expertise to help the team create better fund development resources. Businesses that give so freely are appreciated by those at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Federal Liberal riding association elects new executive process. This will enable every Liberal member and supporter to vote for the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.” Crowe and Vice President Ross Howard look forward to a busy 2013 during which the Liberal Party will elect a new federal leader and the LGFLA will continue to be a voice for the people of Leeds-Grenville. Federal leadership hopefuls Deborah Coyne and David Bertschi addressed the AGM, each outlining their vision for the Liberal Party. Also in attendance was Maryanne Kampouris, National Policy Director of the Liberal Party of Canada. 2012-13 Executive Members include: President Alison Crowe, Rideau Lakes Vice President – Ross Howard, North Grenville Membership Secretary – Jill Wylie, MerrickvilleWolford General Secretary – Joan Delaney, Rideau Lakes VP Policy Marjory Loveys, Brockville Treasurer Tony Capel, Brockville Directors Linda Sawyer – Maitland

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One womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey through loss to forgiveness By MARLA DOWDALL mdowdall@perfprint.ca

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; From the smiling blues eyes of a baby boy, to photos of an athletic young man who had a vivacious sporting and family life, to a photograph of a man proudly embracing his children just days before Christmas. This was perhaps the last photograph taken of Bob McIntosh before the one that was taken by the medical examiner at the morgue just a week later. In telling the horriÂżc story of her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, Katy Hutchison begged those listening to never forget the way he lived. In conveying her story and sharing photographs depicting her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life to the large audience gathered at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, Nov. 16, Hutchison spoke of the power of forgiveness, and respect. She relayed the message of moving on with life in a positive fashion. Hers is a story that resulted in the forgiving of her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killer, Ryan Aldridge. It was New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eve, 1997, Squamish, British Columbia, Katy and her husband Bob McIntosh were sitting around with a few friends, who were in town for the holidays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; taking stock of life, what had been, what the future held. Then came a knock at the

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Katy Hutchison speaks to students at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, Nov. 16 about the journey to forgiveness after her husband Bob was murdered New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve 1997. She has come to forgive his killer and shared her story of positive synergy with students, staff and members of the public. The event was organized by the Lanark County Community Justice Program. door around 10:30 p.m. It was another couple, saying a young man Jamie, down the block was having a party at his parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. They were away on holiday. Bob called the house twice, each time seeking out Jamie, neither time having any success. Bob and his fellow male friend left to go check and make sure everything was

okay down the road. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He never came home,â&#x20AC;? Katy said. Two hundred youth were inside the house. Jamie had â&#x20AC;&#x153;taken off.â&#x20AC;? Bob headed upstairs to ensure there were no kids in the bedrooms. There he encountered a young man. Exchanging words with the youth, Bob was then punched in the face. He fell to the

ground. At this point Aldridge made his way over to Bob. In what Aldridge later described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;four soccer type kicksâ&#x20AC;? to Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head, the fatal blows were struck, severing an artery in the back of his head. Bob died of a brain hemorrhage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I barely remember the police coming to my door,â&#x20AC;? she recalled.

In the hospital, standing in the emergency room watching ER staff tend to her husband â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they get to go home when they are done, but my shift, it was never going to end. I was going to have to Âżnd a way to live with what happened.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;People asked me how I could forgive. How could I not? My kids lost their dad, I

didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them to lose me too,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They only had one parent and I wanted to be a good parent.â&#x20AC;? Opening her heart, she let herself forgive. But it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a quick journey to forgiveness. Returning home at 4 a.m., Jan. 1, 1998, she tried to Âżgure out how to tell her children the horrible news. Her twin boy and girl, Emma and Sam, were just two weeks shy of their Âżfth birthday and it was only days after Christmas. They should have been doing what kids do best, playing with their new toys, she said. Her young boy Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response was to ask for Cheerios. In opening her presentation, Hutchison described Bob as someone who loved to ski, loved cars, and who took up marathon running. He went to law school and this was where the two met. They ended up married and living in a rented apartment in Vancouver. They soon moved to a little town nearby, Squamish, eventually getting two dogs as a bit of a test before deciding they wanted children. Emma and Sam, their twins, were born a short time later. In 1997, Bob was turning 40 and was taking part in the world triathlon championships in Australia. See JUSTICE page 7

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JUSTICE After his death, Hutchison, who had been working in community economic development, hired someone to take on her job and she and the children moved back to Vancouver to be nearer to family and friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the year my kids began school,â&#x20AC;? she said emotionally. Going through the trauma, while surrounded by media and the ever-looming feeling of the unresolved case, a positive synergy was what Hutchison sought out. She continued to describe her own journey, trying to make sense of what had happened to her husband. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob was killed as a result of mob mentality,â&#x20AC;? she noted, adding the tragedy was made worse by the silence of potential witnesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silence is deadly. No one called 9-1-1,â&#x20AC;? she described of the party where her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was taken away. No one did call 9-1-1 until their family friend found Bob lying dead on the Ă&#x20AC;oor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the police came, no one would talk,â&#x20AC;? she recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That code of silence lasted for Âżve years.â&#x20AC;? The police went undercover in order to get the information they needed to make an arrest. In the meantime, â&#x20AC;&#x153;friendships fell apart, marriages disintegrated,â&#x20AC;? and one person committed suicide. It is in our very human nature to want to belong to a group, however if someone feels uneasy or gets a sick feeling that something isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as it should be - they need to Âżnd the courage to speak up, she emphasized. As well, society of today has become desensitized to violence, whether through technology, television or video games. Technology is also shaping relationships in a way it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t before, she said, pointing to social networks and texting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have never before been so globally connected, but disconnected from people down the street.â&#x20AC;? She encouraged the audience to allow technology to enhance their relationships, rather than take away from them. She asked those in attendance who had been at a party with over 100 people, where there was no adult supervision, to raise their hands. In situations like these, she noted, they are perfect opportunities for tragedies to occur such as rapes, alcohol poisoning, Âżghts and property damage. The home where the party occurred, where Bob lost his life, the homeowners were never able to go back to the house again, they were emotionally unable to handle it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line is there is no such thing as a safe gathering without adult supervision.â&#x20AC;? She suggested to the teens in attendance to keep the details of any gathering ofĂ&#x20AC;ine, make a plan on how to get everyone home safe and watch the door for people who are uninvited or unfamiliar to them. Photograph She next showed the audi-

a monster, but Aldridge sat across from her in the interrogation room sobbing. This was somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, brother, best friend, she said of what she was feeling at the time. She urged him to plead guilty so the family would not have to endure a trial, and he did. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was given a Âżve-year sentence. He served his time at the Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford, a medium security facility. When he went away Hutchison kept hearing that he would probably come out with Hep C and be addicted to drugs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go in that way,â&#x20AC;? she said, noting the young man, she felt, had

years worth of questions, like what happened and why. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need to understand and I need him to understand what this has been like for me and my kids,â&#x20AC;? she said. While the police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accommodate her request, she was invited to make a video about these very feelings for Aldridge. And also to express what she felt he needed to do moving forward. He made a full confession and wrote her a letter of apology, something he wished to give her personally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought my heart was going to come out of my chest I was so afraid,â&#x20AC;? she described of meeting him. She had had visions of

ence a photograph of herself and a young man, asking who they thought he was. She noted it was Aldridge, the young man who killed her husband. When the police picked him up, after Âżve years of investigation, they asked what he was thinking that night. He said he was angry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anger will manifest itself in anti-social behaviour,â&#x20AC;? she said, listing depression, alcoholism and substance abuse as just a few consequences for bottled-up anger. She wanted to break the cycle of anger for Aldridge. When the police called her and told her they were Âżnally going to make an arrest, she asked to be there. She had

  

  

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Following the leader These ducks were seen marching in single file during a sunny day in Kemptville recently. The weather took

a turn last week from some frosty temperatures to warmer days.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Many thanks to OPP: reader DEAR EDITOR: Editor’s note: The following is open letter to OPP Inspector Gerry Salisbury and submitted to the EMC for publication. I am the wife of the hunter who was lost in the woods between Clayton and Cedar Hill Road on Thursday night, Nov. 8. The OPP arrived at our friend’s home (where the hunt camp is) around 6 p.m. and from then on it was a constant search with ATVs, dogs, helicopter and I do not know how many wonderful men from the search and rescue division. Two of the regular force came into the house and sat with us (his hunting partners, myself and the wife of his hunting partner) from 6 p.m. until around 5:30 a.m., never ever letting us lose hope that he would be found. When Inspector Gerry Salisbury arrived early Friday morn-

ing he assured me that no one would be leaving until my husband was found. While Gerry was talking to me Bill phoned from Mrs. Wing’s house off Cedar Hill Road - he had walked from Ramsay Cons 2B to the Cedar Hill Road coming out at 8 a.m. Let me tell you that no one was happier about this wonderful ending than all the OPP who had worked so hard looking for him. I just wanted to say publicly how lucky we are to have this wonderful group of dedicated men and women serving our community in many, many ways and this is just one of them. Thank you so much Gail Carvill, Carleton Place

EMC Editorial - Santa Claus is coming to town! No truer words can be spoken as this weekend the Jolly Ol’ Elf makes appearances in Carleton Place and Smiths Falls. Santa will be a busy man in the coming weeks. His journey throughout the area actually began last weekend when he was in Kemptville Nov. 17 for the Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade. This weekend he moves on to Lanark County. Santa and Mrs. Claus may be the highlight of any Christmas parade, however there are many people who have come together to participate. Whether it is through volunteering, decorating a Àoat, handing out candy kudos should be given to all of those people for truly sharing in and helping to encourage the holiday spirit. The Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade, is an initiative of the local Business Improvement Association (BIA). Thousands of spectators are expected for Saturday’s (Nov. 24) parade, which begins at 5 p.m. Starting at Townline Road it will travel the full length of Bridge Street, turning onto Lansdowne Avenue. The big man then makes his way to Smiths Falls this Sunday, Nov. 25. The Santa Claus parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Youth Arena parking lot and will end after the parade by stopping at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95. There Santa will visit with children and hot chocolate and snacks will be offered up. To kick off the month of December, Perth will be featuring its Santa Claus Parade, Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. The “A Cartoon Christmas” themed event features a variety of categories for entrants to enter and potentially win a prize. The Lanark Village Christmas parade is set for Dec. 8. In Mississippi Mills, a busy weekend begins with the annual tradition of Light up the Night Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The Pakenham Santa Claus parade rolls on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and in Almonte the “Parade of Lights” takes place on Dec. 9, beginning this year at 5 p.m. A little closer to Christmas, take some time and head to Merrickville’s 38th annual Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 22 beginning at 11 a.m. Please visit your local municipal website for complete listings of parades throughout the area and expanded information on other events happening in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to celebrate the holiday season.

Bartering was a necessary survival tool for the thirties EMC Lifestyle - It seemed to me that not much money changed hands back in those Depression years. Of course, there wasn’t much money around. Mother pretty well ran the house on what was in the sugar bowl holding her egg money, which came from selling eggs, cream, butter, chickens and sticky buns door to door in Renfrew on Saturdays. And of course, in the summer times, a few more pennies were realized when she could add fresh vegetables from our ample garden to her wares. Father always had a few coins in his pocket, but they were few and far between indeed. It seemed to me back then, that most of the commerce of

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the day was done by bartering. Mr. Briscoe at Briscoe’s General Store wasn’t interested in trading what he sold for chickens, vegetables, cream or butter. After all, the entire Northcote farm area had an amply supply of those things themselves. But he always welcomed Mother’s sticky buns. These she traded for sugar and green tea. For the rare times old Doctor Murphy had to drive out

all the way from Renfrew, and there were very few coins in the egg money bowl, he would be paid for his visit with a freshly plucked chicken, a sealer jar or fresh cream, and of course, eggs. There was always an ample supply of eggs, and Dr. Murphy, it seemed to me, never expected to get hard cold cash for his trip out from Renfrew. The stores in town were a different matter. Those owned locally were used to bartering with the farming community. But you could never make a deal with Walker’s Store, which was owned by some big ¿rm in Toronto. It had to be cold hard cash. But it wasn’t unusual to see Mother making a deal at Scott’s Hardware or Aikenhead Store.

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A fresh chicken for chicken wire, or freshly churned butter for cough medicine. There really was a Mr. Scott and a Mr. Aikenhead, and they seemed to know ready cash was scarce. I doubt Mother was ever turned away because she hadn’t the money to pay for what she needed. It seemed to me Father was continually bartering with other farmers in Northcote. It wasn’t at all unusual to see him walking a young heifer out the lane with a rope around its neck and coming back with a colt. Or he would load a sheep in the back of the old Model T, and come back with a couple of newborn piglets. It was how the farm community survived the terrible Depression that had closed in around them.

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Although we depended heavily on the hand me down boxes that came regularly from Regina, from Aunt Lizzie, it wasn’t’ at all unusual for the clothes to be traded amongst the neighbours. I once got a lovely coat from my little friend Joyce who had outgrown it. I doubt we had anything to give her in return… they were so much better off than we were. After all, Joyce lived in a brick house and had a toilet! As regular as clock work, we had visits from Rawleigh and Watkins door to door salesmen. They travelled by horse and buggy, and we could always tell when they were coming in our long lane, because they both had big brass bells around their horse’s

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necks which gave plenty warning they were on their way. They were both great salesmen, and it was hard to resist their wares. It wasn’t unusual for Mother, when she had bought over her limit to start bartering with them. They bantered back and forth, and when the salesmen realized there wasn’t enough money to pay for what Mother had chosen, they could either take the couple pounds of butter and a few eggs, or pack up and leave. They usually accepted the barter. It seemed to me back then, that bartering was simply a way of life. There was no embarrassment to trading one thing for another. It was just another tool that helped people of the thirties survive.

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DEAR EDITOR: On behalf of the area clergy who are active in the Lanark and District Ministerial Association, I wish to convey their appreciation for your support of their Christmas basket project in past years. Without the support of businesses and community groups, as well as our churches and their members, this annual project, Âżrst begun in 1989 would not be possible. Last year, 140 baskets were packed and distributed shortly before Christmas. Over 60 volunteers made the packing effort run quickly and efÂż-

ciently. Each basket included a turkey, fresh vegetables and fruit, canned goods, and bread, as well as a gift for each member of the receiving household. It is that time of year again to ask for your support in reaching out to share with needful households in our communities some of the blessings that we are privileged to celebrate this season. This year we expect to provide baskets to a similar number of households. The cost of groceries last year was about $50 per basket. Please make your cheque

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on the market which was formulated to reduce the chances of its abuse by injection. Early results have seen a marked reduction in pharmacy robberies and related crime. Now a pharmaceutical manufacturer has developed a generic copy of Oxycontin and expects Health Canada to grant them permission to sell this product on Nov. 24. Health Canada is arguing that the company and the drug have met all the legal requirements and the current law prevents them from denying approval. There is no question that the abuse of Oxycontin is a real and substantial risk to the health of our population and the safety of our communities. I realize full well that the overwhelming majority of patients that were prescribed Oxycontin used it responsibly

and found it greatly improved the quality of their lives, but the consumption of drugs from the oxycodone family by the U.S. and Canada exceeds that of the remainder of the planet. So why is our continent hooked on these painkillers? And why will our government not step in to reduce the risk by changing the laws on generic drug approvals? There is no doubt that oxycodone abuse, addiction, and related crime will increase as a result of allowing this generic copy to come to market. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned, contact your member of parliament. Brian Turner CP Drug Strategy Committee

For the love of the game (I wonder) skills to play in NHL and are playing at their only option? Personally for myself, and players I played with and against, we would live in an igloo in Alaska to play in the NHL and would not be holding out for $150,000 per game for playing 15 minutes of time. If and when the NHL resumes playing the game of hockey the fans could return the favour by letting the NHL players play a lot

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EMC Events - December and the holiday season are just around the corner and so is Perth’s own 19th annual Nick of Time Show featuring some of the area’s ¿nest artisans. Over the years, the Nick of Time Show has established itself as an integral part of downtown Perth’s old fashioned traditional Christmas festivities. As in the past, the show will have all the necessary ingredients to help you enjoy a truly festive holiday shopping experience. The Nick of Time Artisan Show is a juried show of original and unique work, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. The aroma of hot cider and freshly cut evergreen boughs, the uplifting sound of a Bach fugue pervading the air, and the sight of friends, neighbours and fellow shoppers will all combine to put you in the spirit of the season. The Nick of Time Show is more than just another craft show. It’s a juried show with high quality, one of a kind gift items fashioned by over 20 skilled local artisans. It is also a unique shopping experience in one

of Canada’s most elegant heritage homes. In keeping with the spirit of the season and the heritage venue, the traditional crafts are always a main attraction. Look for everything from delicately scented handmade soaps to pewter ware, beeswax candles, ¿ne woodworking, evergreen centerpieces, hand spun dyed wool and much more. Food is also a major part of any festive occasion. Our German trained chocolatier will be returning and of course no Lanark County event would be complete without a substantial showing of maple syrup products. Adding to the food segment of the show this year we are pleased to welcome to our ranks a local food producer who makes pears poached in mulled wine baked in pastry, Christmas cakes, minced tarts, shortbread and authentic tourtieres and many other items made from her own organic garden. Among our new participants is an artisan who combines a passion for beautiful writing instruments with a love of wood to create one of a kind pens and pencils fashioned from

rich exotic woods. As well, two ¿bre artists will join us. One makes whimsical creatures from natural sheep’s wool through a process called needle felting; the other is a traditional rug hooker who uses hand-dyed wools to produce charming chair pads, Àoor mats, wall hangings, etc. Returning this year after an absence will be a local astrophotographer who will present his photos of events in the heavens which actually occurred billions of light years ago. Also look for furniture which is too exquisite to be called rustic, although made from harvested shrubs in the wild. This is just a sampling of what we have to offer, but you can count on original, traditional and unique gifts

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5510 Bridlewood Court, Iroquois Lovely Semi-Detached with stone front in a quiet and upkept neighbourhood. Enjoy spacious open concept living, finished basement with bedrm, bath, rec rm, wet bar and surr. sound. Low maint yard with back deck. Recent updates include a High Eff Furnace-07, Hot Water Tank10, Garage Door-12, fridge lower level-10.

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New Location! Lot 76 Lee Avenue More Homes Currently Being Built

SATURDAY NOV 24, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM 26 Churchill Crescent - $150,000 ***ELAINE PERRY 613-285-6073

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SATURDAY NOV 24 2:00 PM-4:00 PM 2090 Bathurst Upper 4th Conc. Perth – $369,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

SUNDAY NOV 25 2:30 PM-3:30 PM 24 Golf Club Rd. – $179,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

111 Churchill Road – $214,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

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220 Brooke Valley Road – $149,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

On Tay River – $164,900 MLS 09199080153800 **ELAINE PERRY 613-285-6073

Hwy 43 - $40,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

263 Yacht Club Rd, Rideau Ferry – $349,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

41 Treelawn Blvd, Perth – $239,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

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19B Haggart St. – $374,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

We congratulate Stan Suffel on receiving the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony held on Friday, November 16th, 2012, in recognition of his life long contribution of service to his community. We are incredibly proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

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8 James St. Frankville $149,900 – Beautifully updated 3 bdrm home sitting pretty on a spacious lot in the quaint Village of Frankville. Extensively updated and absolutely immaculate featuring vinyl windows, thermal doors, vinyl siding, renovated kitchen and bathroom, main floor laundry and master bedroom, and a sunny openconcept kitchen, dining, and living area. Beautiful lot with room to garden, for children to play, and pets to roam, with detached garage. Great, central location just minutes to Brockville or Smiths Falls. Christian Allan 613-207-0834

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1330 Old Brooke Rd. $109,000 – Great, well priced starter home - this older 1.5 storey, 3 bedroom home is located in Brooke just 13 kilometres west of Perth off Highway 7 - lots of nice features including main floor laundry, updated 4 piece bath with jacuzzi tub, eat-in kitchen, large dining room adn good sized living room - 3 bedrooms and good hall storage on the 2nd floor - 2 new oil stoves heat the house - maintenance free exterior with aluminum soffit & fascia, vinyl siding, all vinyl thermopane windows & steel doors - shingles on main house were replaced after the ice storm in 1998 & on the back addition in 2006 - septic installed approximately 1987 - very pretty half acre lot with lots of room for gardens or to build a garage. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 sherisells@hotmail.com MLS# 091191602012000

$315,000 Quality constructed 7 yr old bungalow, 2.5 acres, 2+1 br, 2 bath, hardwood floors, formal dining rm, vaulted ceiling, lower level rec room w/wood stove, office, main floor laundry, covered front porch, 2 car attached garage w/basement entry, pond. Oral Petty 613-264-0123 MLS#848800

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208 Gore St., E., Perth $194,900 – good solid older home in the town of Perth - beautiful deep 203 foot lot provides loads of room to garden or play - this home is in very good condition with updates completed in the past few years - hardwood floors in front hall, living room & main floor family room - main floor 3 piece bath redone - most of the house repainted - new ceramic tile floor, cabinets, counter top, lighting & window in the eat-in kitchen - main floor laundry with access to rear deck & backyard - upper level has large landing, 2 bedrooms, walk-in closet & 3 piece bath with original clawfoot tub- nice raised garden beds, clothesline, paved driveway & separate garage- 200 amp hydro service, gas heat, shingles updated in 2005 & 2009- very affordable! Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215 sherisells@hotmail.com MLS# 092101003003000

$309,000 Waterfront home nestled on a gently sloping 1.87 acre lot boasting 177 feet of quality shoreline on Pike River at the mouth of Pike Lake. 3 bedrooms, reno’d bathroom, newer kitchen, both family and living rooms featuring a lovely view of the river and the park-like setting. Features incl. hardwood flrs, newer propane furnace, c/a, wrap-around decking, work shed, riverside cabana, perennial beds, and mature trees. Minutes to Perth. Christian Allan 613-207-0834

NEVIS ESTATE $899,000. Built in 1842 the original stone house is of hybrid architectural styles including late Georgian, Neoclassical and Gothic Revival and these stone cottages are seen frequently in the Ottawa Valley - situated on a 4.05 acre lot within Heritage Perth, the main house is approximately 7000 square feet in area and is currently being operated as a bed & breakfast. This 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom home has been a single family estate home through most of it’s history. Paul Martin 613-264-0123

Beautiful year round home on Otty Lake. Just move in ....everything is ready for you. $498,000 Call Joanne 613-812-0505

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Excellent view of sunsets on Otty Lake. Private, year round home. Just reduced to $389,000 Call Joanne 613-812-0505

In town at 10 Clyde St., 3 bedrm, single detached garage, family room, gas heat. $189,900 Call Joanne 613-812-0505

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$93,000 Renovated and move in condition. A great home to grow fr ffrom. om. See www.rcrhomes.ca/840735 14 McKenzie Ave.

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57 Aberdeen Ave. A e. $154,900 Av New windows, insul. Basement, f rnace, 3 bdrm, fu bdr d m, 2 bath. Yes! gas furnace, See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/844175 a 844175

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163 Brockville Brockv k ille St. $159,900 2 bdrm bdr d m bungalow. Updated shingle Furnace, elect pane. At A t. Garage. Att. See www.rcrhomes.ca/848021

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476 Highway 29 $174,900 Spacious 3 bedrm bedr d m c/w main level master & bath. 2car + 1 car garage See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/846809 a 846809

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8 Moore St. $174,900 stu t ds inside and reStripped to the studs built. Hardwood both levels too! See www.rcrhomes.ca/847315

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34 Carol Cres. $199,000

Fully finished 3+1 bdrm home. I car garage, in a desirable neighborhood

See www.rcrhomes.ca/848994

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341 Cty Rd 8 Toledo $176,000 Maj a or renovations & modernizing Major bdr d m, 2 bath, garage etc. here. 3 bdrm, rcrhomes.ca/844176 a 844176 See www.rcrhomes.ca/

55 Merrick St. $214,900 5 bdrm home c/w open concept, fully finished & large lot. See www.rcrhomes.ca/819133

318 County Rd 16 $184,900 Modernized home. Big kitchen, large master, Hardwood, Garage See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/838750 a 838750

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656 Kitley Line 3 $229,900 ffamily mily home, hr hhrdwd, dwd, pool, 4 dbrm fa deck. Up U dated kitchen & shingles. Updated See www.rcrhomes.ca/847902

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85 Wi W William lliam St. E $189,900 4 Bdrm Bdr d m home. Updated windows, shingles, flooring, f ooring, bath +++ fl See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/839271 a 839271

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5975 Cty Rd 15. $259,900 83 acre lot plus 3 acre lot with a 2 bdrm home, 2 garages and barn. See www.rcrhomes.ca/847243

Sat 3:00 - 4:30

10 Abel St. $184,900 Move in condition 3 bdr bdrm, d m, 2 bath home with detached 2 car garage. See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/850262 a 850262

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2847 Hwy w 15 S. $279,900 4 bdr bdrm, d m, brick Bung on 7.73 acres. Out buildings, stall barn etc. Wow! See www.rcrhomes.ca/843192

309 Cty Rd 16 $284,900 Beautifu Beautiful f l all brick 3 bdrm bdr d m 2 bath home. Pride of ownership here!. See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/846800 a 846800

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687 Kitley Line 3 $289,900 Built in 1997, this 2000 sq ft home was recently renovated. Well Done See www.rcrhomes.ca/842877

132 Bennett Rd. $299,900 Tranquil & serene aptly describe this 4 bdrm, 3 bathrm log home.

See www.rcrhomes.ca/847638

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251 Ebert Rd.. $309,600 Beautiful Beautifu f l family f mily oriented 4 bdr fa bdrm d m3 bathr h m home. Well worth seeing! bathrm See www.rcrhomes.ca/844188

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82 Meadow Lane. $399,000 4 bdr bdrm d m Rideau Waterfr Waterfront f ont home just south of Merrickville. Wow!. See www.rcrhomes.ca/826547

THE EMC - 15 - Thursday, November 22, 2012

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6712 Roger Stevens $399,900 Newer home on +3 acres includes a 24 x 40x14 high insl/heated shop See www.rcrhomes.ca/834879

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27 Kelly’s Rd. $419,900 Impressive size, lot, appointments & added features. must f atu fe t res. A real mu m st see! See www.rcrhomes.ca/839317

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9930 HWY 509, OMPAH Great family home on quiet 4.9 acres. 4 beds, 2 baths. Completely renovated. Det single garage with carport. Fully finished lower level with walkout & storage. Walking distance to Palmerston Lake & many walking trails. $159,900 Call Al Jonkman 613 802 0232

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1644 SHIBLEY ROAD, SHARBOT LAKE Award-winning custom home on 1.1 acre private waterfront lot! Completely re-designed/ reno’d 06. Custom kitchen w/granite, 3-season sunrm. Lux master w/ spa-like ensuite & private sitting area w/ breathtaking views! Extensively landscaped, heated dbl-garage/workshop. $829,900 Call Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

SAT NOV 24 1 – 2:30PM 113 HARPER RD, TAY VALLEY Quality built 1150 sq ft 3 bd bungalow. New kitchen, lrg open concept living; new bth, windows, door, furnace, h/w tank, wiring & plumbing. Det garage w/ shed. $235,000 PLUS COMMERCIAL BUILDING 1300sqft. Main showrm, maintenance & storage, office, parking. Good traffic flow, easy access from hwy. $40,000 Host: Paul Gordon 613 390 2281

SAT NOV 24, 1 – 2:30 PM 457 STATION RD NR PORT ELMSLEY Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bedroom w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $324,900 Host: Randy Cavanagh 613 464 1000

SAT NOV 24, 2:30 – 4PM 295 BIRCH GROVE , BLACK LAKE Excellent waterfront & location for swimming & boating. 3 bd, 3 bth, lge sunken formal living / dining perfect for entertaining, walkout basement, family & rec rooms, main floor laundry /mudroom. Loads of storage & workshop. $499,000 Host: Rebecca Wissler: 613 264 9481

WESTPORT Large family home with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, large dining room, billiard room, 4 season sun room, in-ground swimming pool, hot tub on a 1 acre country lot. $379,200

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

NEAR PERTH Immaculate 8 yr new bungalow with 3 bd, 1 bth, mn flr laundry, open concept kitchen/dining/ living, lower level fm/rm, storage, covered front deck, oversized dbl attached gar. Mins to Perth, easy commute to Ottawa. $319,900

SAT NOV 24 2 – 4 PM 112 ST PATRICK STREET, MERRICKVILLE Why rent when you can easily own your Home? 1.5 Storey Starter Home, 2 bedroom plus loft den, country kitchen, solarium, formal dining room and so much more. $199,900. Host: Silvia Blanchard 613 294 3661

MCDONALD’S CORNERS 2 storey scribed log home with additional lot, with deeded access to Dalhousie Lake – fishing-boating-windsurfing. Det 2 car garage. Dalhousie Glen Golf Course nearby. $239,900

PERTH Fantastic family home, large-scale living great for entertaining! 4bds on 2nd level/4bths-9ft ceilings, centre hall plan-formal LR/DR, massive eat-in kitchen open to fam rm w/ fireplace, vaulted ceiling & huge windows. 5pc-ensuite, 3 car gar. $399,900

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

SUNDAY NOV 25, 1 – 2:30PM 24 CHURCH ST, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. A completely renovated home in a quiet neighbourhood. Open concept kitchen/ breakfast nook, formal liv/din, hdwd flrs & staircase. 3 season front porch. Mn flr master w/4pc bth, Jacuzzi, sky lights. Det heated & cooled workshop. $339,900 Host: Randy Cavanagh 613.464.1000

HWY 7, MABERLY Enjoy life in the country without the difficult commute in this vast 2000 sq ft side split home. Spacious, open concept LR/DR with 4 beds. Billiards/recreation room and TV room-great space for entertaining! On 2.48 private acres! $225,500

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

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

SMITHS FALLS 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Family Room, Solarium and Workshop. Victorian Home looking for new owner to complete already started renovations. Much of the original trim is intact. Central Location! $119,000

REDUCED, REDUCED, REDUCED! Excellent location in Perth, close to amenities, on a quiet street, this 4 bed, 2 bath, back-split home with spacious rooms is looking for a great family and some TLC. $144,900

WESTPORT Custom 1600sqft bungalow on 1.7acres with radiant floor heat, granite, h/w, ceramic, a/c, triple garage, car port, storage sheds. Quality finish throughout. Featured at $449,900.

LOMBARDY 4 Beds, 1.5 Baths, 2 Levels split ranch on huge corner lot. Close to Perth and Smiths Falls. Move in condition. $219,200.

MISSISSIPPI LAKE Well maintained 3 season cottage on Mississippi Lake approx. 50 mins. from Ottawa, year round access, large kitchen & living rm w/ 2 bds, 1bth. 66 ft. waterfront, lengthy docking, great for swimming & fishing. $204,900

PERTH 3 bd lrg open concept home nestled on private 3.9 acre lot. Eat in kitchen, living/dining rm, mn flr laundry, screened sun room, Lrg basement with access from the outside, fam rm, hobby rooms still leaving plenty of storage. Great views & location 10 mins from Perth. $269,700

INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE OR CHANGE OF LOCATION?

NR WESTPORT 3+2 bdrm family home with granny suite. Situated on 14 scenic acres with a HUGE pond, this private side-split offers a great place to live & play. Over sized garage. $319,000.

HWY 43, PERTH OWNER DOWNSIZING! Open the door to amazing possibilities, 4 yr new custom-built commercial/residential facility! Great access/high visibility on Hwy 43. Beautiful Showroom, heated double bay shop + unheated bay. Gorgeous private residence attached! $474,900

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

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SUN FILLED AND SPACIOUS 3+2 bedrm split, open concept main living area, lower lev family rm with full bath, possible teen retreat/ in-law. Private treed location mins to Almonte. $339,900 MLS 839565 Leo Carlucci 613-256-1860 www.leocarlucci.com

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FAMILY HOME ON A FAMILY STREET! Long list of upgrades in this 3 bdrm, 3 bathrm home. Beautifully treed back yard! $294,500 MLS 849476 Clark Munro 613-256-1860 www.almonterealestateguy.ca 17 JOHANNA ST.

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 PM GREAT LOCATION! Quiet country living in this sun-filled 3+1 bdrm, 3 bath bungalow. Eat-in kitchen, living rm w/ new gas fp, sunroom, large family rm w/bar, hottub rm, new furnace, private landscaped yard w/manicured lawns. $369,900 MLS 848169 Joy Neville 613-371-2475 www.joyneville.com

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69 Stephen St. $119,900 MLS# 851684 D E OO NICOURH B H IG NE

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2213 Black Creek Road, Lanark Highlands Year Round/Cottage on quiet Joe’s Lake in Lanark Highlands. Fantastic view of lake & hills beyond. 8+ Acres with over 500ft of shoreline.3+2 bed, 2 bath w/ ensuite home with full lower level walkout,workshop, waterside porch, enclosed porch,paved year round road. 200amp, oil furnace,hardwood flooring, wet bar, cold storage,large family room in the lower level. Cozy living room on the upper level.45 mins. West of Kanata! $199,900

101 Cedardale Lane, Lanark Highlands Clyde River Waterfront lot! Decrepit little cottage on property should be removed as it is of no value.Good access to river from shore to drop your canoe or kayak.Natural state. Private. End of road.Hydro available.On a private road with year round homeowners as well as cottages.45 minutes West of Kanata. Immediate possession.Not many decent riverfront lots for sale. In an area of many lakes & trails. This could be your weekend getaway! $44,900

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PRETTIEST BUNGALOW IN TOWN Carleton Place Not Even a Year Old! Luxurious Home Nestled within Walking Distance to All Amenities. 2 Bedrms, 2 Baths Bungalow w/ Picture Perfect Verandah! Hickory Hardwood Floors Throughout. Contemporary Kitchen w/ Granite & Walk-in Pantry. $379,900

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Presentations –Message of Hope – in high demand EMC Lifestyle - With the fall school season well underway, the Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee is proud to once again partner with committee member Nicole Pearson to help her deliver her ‘Mother’s Message of Hope’ presentations to local schools. In these events, Nicole along with other stakeholders such as local police services, health units, and mental health specialists provide information on the risks of drug and substance abuse and misuse along with open discussions on suicide and how to help someone who may be at risk. Students are given resource cards that list all the agencies and related healthcare service providers in the region with contact info and phone numbers so that when help is needed, they won’t have to look far or long. With concerns from parents, students, and school of¿cials about drug abuse and suicide, Nicole’s presentations are in high demand, mainly because of her straight-forward approach when speaking with students, not down to them,

and because of her own personal history as she lost her son Brett to suicide six years ago. Nicole, a dedicated member of Canada’s public service, donates her own time to prepare and give these presentations as well as work tirelessly with the Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee and numerous community partners to keep the need for mental health and addictions support on the front burner. She recently assisted Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth to complete a working paper on best practices for these presentations, which will be circulated to schools shortly. This year due to the work of the drug strategy committee and Nicole a generous grant from Green Shield Canada’s Community Giving Program was received. These funds will be used to provide information seminars and presentations to schools as well as any interested private or community group, of any size. If anyone is interested in learning more about these projects, they can

simply log onto the committee website at www.cpdrugstrategy.ca. A link is available to communicate by email. One of the newest challenges facing area residents of all age groups is the release of the powerful and addictive painkiller, Oxycontin in its generic form. This synthetic opiate based drug was considered so harmful in terms of addiction; its manufacturer voluntarily pulled it from pharmacies earlier this year and replaced it with a version that couldn’t be transformed into an injectable form. The federal government recently announced they would not prevent the release of the generic version of this drug in opposition to several provincial health ministries, as well as countless addiction specialists from coast to coast. As volunteers working to improve the health of our community, we of the drug strategy committee urge everyone to contact their MP to voice their opinion on this serious matter. Yours in service Brian Turner

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Standing ovation Her presentation brought about a standing ovation from all of those in attendance, followed by a question and answer period from the students. Questions ranged from her children to family friends. Hutchison explained the twins are now turning 20 and “have both had very different experiences.” Sam had no desire to meet Ryan, while Emma self facilitated a meeting with Ryan when she was 13 years old. Another student asked why the neighbours beside the home where the party occurred, hadn’t called 9-1-1? Hutchison noted the young man who was hosting the party had had a bad reputation and the neighbours were in fact afraid of him. Students asked how she was able to forgive and she noted, “I did for Ryan what I would hope someone would do for my child,” but ¿nished that thought by emphasizing “forgiveness needs to be revisited, it is not a one-off.” “It was the only way I would get my voice back (through forgiveness),” she said. The other men who attended the party to check on the home along with Bob, she explained, both suffer from clinical depression now. “When things break and you put them back together there’s still fracture lines.” If she could go back and change what happened that New Year’s Eve, one student asked, would she? She answered yes, she would go back if she could. After the death of her husband, she said the trauma ramped up her emotions. She’d dealt with earlier traumas in life – her dad developing cancer when she was 16 and as a way to cope her mother became an alcoholic and would be one for 30 years.

She had “looked at other constructive ways to deal with my sorrow (other than alcohol).” She still ¿nds she has triggers however, for sadness - the ¿rst snowfall of the season and the smell of snow. Throughout the course of time, Hutchison’s story has been turned into a made-forTV movie by Lifetime and a documentary was made by CBC. The CBC documentary she was not pleased with and felt it “retraumatized” her. Having been in more than 500 high school auditoriums throughout Canada, the United States, Australia and other countries, Hutchison felt very welcomed by those at NDCHS that day. The Lanark County Community Justice Program organized this event. Hutchison ¿rst discovered an organization called Community Justice Initiatives during Aldridge’s sentencing. The program was able to organize a “victimoffender reconciliation.” The local program, according to a LCCJP brochure explained, it is a restorative justice initiative, that is a “positive way to repair the harm resulting from crime.” By involving the community in making those needed repairs, “People directly affected by an incident, and their supporters come together in a community justice forum” allowing for discussion of what took place, listening to what others have to say and ¿nding a way to make things right. If the forum session is then a success, what results from that is a written agreement signed by all present. The agreement is actually a legally binding document for the accused. Those involved in the forum, all have a say about the agreement’s contents. Those in attendance work together to reach “consensus on actions that are reasonable, respectful and meaningful ways to repair the harm.” If the accused fails to abide by the agreement, their case may be referred back to the police or the Crown Attorney’s of¿ce. The presentation was in celebration of Restorative Justice Week 2012, marked across Canada Nov. 18 to 25. Students from various area schools were in attendance

for the event Nov. 16. Brian Peters, member of the LCCJP board who opened the day’s presentation, explained that through restorative justice, “when it’s over, it’s over and people are able to move on.” Saying it is an alternative view of justice, it helps in strengthening and building relationships and in the healing and closure process. Hutchison resides with her family in Vancouver, BC. While dealing with the legal issues with regards to her husband’s murder, she met and married lawyer Michael Hutchison (whom her children call “The Walrus”, she explained as she laughed and showed the audience a photograph). During the more than four years it took investigators to gather the needed evidence to ¿nd and convict Bob’s killer, Hutchison developed “her perception of the societal forces and lack of understanding amongst young people

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entitled, ‘Walking After Midnight: One Woman’s Journey Through Murder, Justice and Forgiveness.’ For more information about Hutchison and her journey, please visit her website at www.katyhutchisonpresents.com. For more on the Lanark Community Justice Program visit www.commjustice.org.

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that created the circumstances leading to Bob’s death.” She currently works with her husband at his law practice and also focuses on her speaking career. She sits on the boards of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, Glenlyon Norfolk School and Restorative Practices International. She is an author of a book

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to keep his emotions hidden, he chose to do drugs and alcohol. Hutchison noted to forgive Aldridge she had to completely open her heart, but in forgiveness she found power. “My forgiveness set me free,” she described.

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which one to disappoint, he described. “I bottled up all my emotions and tried to tough it out,” he observed. When he moved into his teen years, he found he was easily inÀuenced by other teens and their lifestyles, and was afforded an opportunity to let his anger out - through drugs, parties and trouble with the law. Then a good friend died in a drinking and driving incident and once again he was thrown into a cycle of anger, not knowing how to deal with his emotions. When New Year’s Eve 1997 rolled around, he was still so full of fury when he and his friends showed up to that ill-fated party. Drinking early on in the evening, those at the house called all the people they knew, inviting one and all to come and party. People showed up in waves, drinking and passing out early in the night. He described Bob’s arrival, as a stranger coming into the home and telling everyone to disperse, “no one liked it. They were taking away our fun.” His anger manifested itself as he kicked Bob’s head. It was an opportunity to show his friends what he was capable of and to gain respect, he said. He went back downstairs, pretending nothing had happened. Ten minutes later the police and ambulance arrived, and because of his previous trouble with the law, and not liking the cops, he and his friends left to ¿nd another party. He kept this a secret, just like the many he kept inside before. “What was one more?” he calmly said. The next four-and-a-half years he found himself depressed, having suicidal thoughts, and isolated himself from his friends and family. Those feelings of anger were still there, however. “It (rage) was controlling my life at the time, but I ignored it.”

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Support your local snowmobile club by purchasing your 2013 trail permit EMC Lifestyle - The Beautiful Eastern Association of Snowmobile Trails (BEAST) is a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC). The BEAST is a volunteer led not-for-proÂżt association, with through strong leadership, provides a wide range of quality programs and services to, and on behalf of, its members. The local trail network connects communities as far south as Richmond and Smiths Falls and as far north as Almonte bordering Lanark, Stittsville and Kanata. The local trail network contributes and interconnects with the provincial network of organized snowmobile trails connecting Ontario communities and providing responsible riding experiences that are safe, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable. The majority of the snowmobile trails within the local trail network are on private property graciously allowed by numerous landowners. In a number of instances the trails cross sensitive parcels of property and by deviating from the maintained trail base you may cause irreversible damage to the landowners property and jeopardize the entire trail system. Please stay on the trail.

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The Beautiful Eastern Association of Snowmobile Trails (BEAST) is a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC). Purchasing your trail permit now generates critical income to cover the initial fall start up costs for the club and allows the club to budget accordingly for the rest of the season. It takes countless volunteer hours to negotiate land access, clear brush, cut down interfering limbs, and smooth out the base of the trail. Volunteers must also build bridges over creeks, rivers and low spots, and that takes a lot of work and money. This is all com-

pleted by volunteers who are true ambassadors of the sport. Without the donated land and hidden heroes, the annual cost for a trail permit would escalate to an unsustainable value, signiÂżcantly higher than it is now. While the past two winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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2. If you meet the test for being considered a commonlaw couple under the Income Tax Act (Canada), be sure to Âżle your income tax returns as a couple. Filing as individual could result in consequences related to Âżling a false return, and could also potentially result in the loss of various federal beneÂżts, including the CPP survivor beneÂżt. 3. The law in many provinces does not give common-law couples the same rights as married couples. For example, in Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, QuĂŠbec and the Yukon,

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terested are asked to purchase their annual season trail permit from the club where you do the majority of your riding, so that your permit money is put towards the maintenance of the trails you ride. â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteer! In a recent survey of non-volunteering snowmobilers, 39 per cent of respondents indicated they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough time to commit time throughout the whole year. According to the 2002 Canadian Census, 75 per cent of the people who volunteer do so only a few hours (under 20) each year. If this sounds like you, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acceptable as even only a few hours would be a big help. Please contact your local club if you can help out. Visit the website at www. theBEAST.ca for local permit vendors and other exciting news, videoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and club events. Submitted by Andrew MacHardy, BEAST communications coordinator.

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1. According to the federal Income Tax Act, a couple is considered to be in a commonlaw relationship if they have lived together in a conjugal relationship for a period of twelve months or have lived together for a shorter time but are raising a child together. For income tax purposes, they are treated the same as a married couple.

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low normal snowfall, your local club volunteers have been working hard to sustain the existing land use agreements, re-routing trails as necessary and grooming trails as soon as snow and ice conditions permit all the while expending standard operating costs such as insurance to maintain the trail network on a reduced number of permits purchased. How you can help: â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait, buy your annual permit now! Purchasing your permit now generates critical income to cover the initial fall start up costs for the club and allows the club to budget accordingly for the rest of the season. As an added incentive, if you purchase your annual trail permit on or before Dec. 1, you can save $50 off the annual seasonal permit ($260) as well as receive many free, year-round OFSC member beneÂżts, which can save you more than enough money to pay for your permit. Those in-

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The Food for Thought Cookbook – helping feed our future EMC Lifestyle - Did you know that 31 per cent of elementary school children and 62 per cent of secondary students in Canada don’t eat breakfast daily - this includes many children and youth right here in Lanark County. The link between good nutrition and learning is well known. Children and youth who begin the day well nourished are ready to learn and do better in

school. For more than 10 years, the Lanark County Food For Thought Partnership has provided support to our community schools that run nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch programs. In 2012, we achieved the milestone of two million meals and snacks served since our inception in 2001. As a celebration of over 10 years of supporting chil-

dren and youth in our community, we have produced a local Food for Thought Cookbook. This attractive and practical cookbook is ¿lled with more than 400 delicious recipes submitted by students, volunteers, teachers, parents, and many others involved in the Food For Thought effort. It features lively artwork drawn by area students – chances are you’ll recognize the names

Parks Canada urges caution around Rideau Canal EMC News – As you and your family enjoy outdoor activities this winter, Parks Canada encourages you to be conscious of the hazards of freezing water and snow covered areas and would like to remind you to always exercise caution in and around canal structures and channels, especially downstream of dams and areas of running water.

With the Rideau Canal and its lockstations closed for the winter, staff is not on site to clear and salt paths or other open areas. Although some sections of the canal have been drained substantially for the off-season, stretches of deep water still exist, and ice thickness can be deceptive. Parents are asked to always be vigilant with their children

near the water. We hope everyone who visited the Rideau Canal this past season had a wonderful experience; our staff is looking forward to serving you again in 2013 as Parks Canada is already preparing for the 181st consecutive season of canal operations. Submitted by Parks Canada.

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of some of the contributors and at a modest price of $15 the Food For Thought Cookbook is a great value and makes a perfect holiday gift! The Food For Thought program operates on funds generated through school and community fundraising events such as Empty Bowls and our Food For Thought Cookbook sales. Additional support is received through donations

from generous individuals and local businesses, and grants from the County of Lanark, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Breakfast for Learning and Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services. School nutrition programs help us ¿ll the hunger gap and strengthen the future of our community. You can help us feed our children and youth by purchasing a Food For Thought

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Time travels in a Ford Lab; Car Counselor takes trip to Michigan

Car Counselor BRIAN TURNER

rior vehicle construction before a prototype is ever built. The Human Machine Interface lab involved work on touchscreen controls, new instrument cluster designs and voice activation systems. While Ford has taken some hits lately regarding its ‘My Touch’ display/control system, recent upgrades to existing vehicles have ironed out many of the bugs, and from the demonstration we witnessed on voice activation, the complaints about delays between voice requests and function executions will soon be history. Our host at this lab, James Rankin, mentioned that some people just can’t be heard correctly by even the best voice activation system due to their accents, speaking clarity, or intonations just like some spouses have a hard time getting their commands understood by their partners. My advice here, is if you’re considering buying a vehicle with this option, try it out during a demo test drive to make sure you and your car are on speaking terms. One of the most interesting labs we toured was the Bio lab headed by a very enthusiastic and committed Dr. Deborah Mielewski. Her team was chal-

lenged with the unique task of reducing the amount of petroleum used in the approximately 300 lbs of plastic and fabric that goes into the average vehicle. They have had great success in using soybean and corn oil as well as waste paper, textile clippings, wheat straw, and even wood ¿bres in the construction of interior panels and parts, seat foam pads and covers, and Àoor carpeting. Henry Ford, who used a lot of wood in the construction of his Model T’s and A’s would have been proud. As

many of the bio-materials they experiment with are normally destined for land¿ll as waste byproducts of other industries, the bene¿t to the environment is multi-faceted: reducing petroleum use, improving the carbon footprint, and shrinking the amount of waste going to land¿lls. To prove, even lab scientists have a sense of humour, Deborah’s team recently experimented with shredded used U.S. paper currency as a building material. As the U.S. mint uses a lot of cotton and linen ¿bre in their manufacturing process, the Ford Bio lab thought it might make a great raw material. They were right, and the prototype automotive component they created with this old money was a coin tray. Henry Ford always stressed

the bene¿ts of a good working relationship between agriculture and his company. After all, Ford was a major supplier of farm equipment to the U.S. and Canada, and Henry knew the value of his farming customers. The Bio lab keeps up this tradition and their work with soybean oil. They’ve attracted funding from a U.S. soybean farming association as well as expert advice on how to optimize their uses of this plant. For the critics that might be concerned about using food crops for non-food uses thereby driving up the cost of groceries, Deborah reminded us that they use a relatively small amount compared to the ethanol fuel industry and their products don’t end up as tailpipe emissions but as lasting hard products. Her team has gone one step further

and done what many industry leaders said was impossible, created a process to recycle seat and headrest foam eliminating another risk to our environment. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@ perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner

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The Once helps get back to Remembrance Day EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Remembrance Day has always been a day I make sure to be at a cenotaph somewhere, wherever I happen to be. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balmy weather on the day brought out even more people to the already usually very well attended Cenotaph in front of Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great War Memorial Hospital. As I gazed around the crowd, I was so pleased to see so many age groups. From the Veterans remembering the joys and horrors of their enlisted days, many supported by their extended families, even to babes in arms, the recently returned military personnel of which many appeared to these ageing eyes far too young and then the rest of us all taking the time to remember, each for our own reasons. Just turn on the worlds often turmoiled news and you realize so many reasons to give thanks to all who gave their lives to allow us the freedoms we too often take for granted. When I think of these freedoms, freedom of expression is one of the most revered in my mind. Music being the universal language, this great land of ours having a bountiful variety of talented singer/ songwriters, it makes me

Musical Musings STEVE TENNANT

so thankful to live in such a magical place where so many offer their stories and thoughts via the medium of music. We all have our favourites with so much to choose from. One of my favourites this year is a Newfoundland based trio called The Once. It somehow seemed Âżtting to be attending a show by them on Remembrance Day. Their often tragic true storybased songs shed light on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? nautical life and all it touches, and, getting back to Remembrance Day, maybe that â&#x20AC;&#x153;all it touchesâ&#x20AC;? part is also what we tend to forget about war .... how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just those who lose their lives or are injured, but also how it affects their families, friends, communities, co-workers, neighbours. It affects us all. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m almost afraid to write and share this because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it will make tickets all that harder to get but it deserves my fessing up to continually enjoying the wonderful dinner shows

going on at The Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Sandra and Frank White and their family renovated this business a couple of years ago, creating a lovely, warm, welcoming dining room/ pub with guest rooms attached, many with a wonderful scenic view overlooking the lake. Get on their email list and take in a dinner and show and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see why it was here I again looked forward to enjoying The Once. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Âżrst heard them on CBC 2 Radio last year and then started picking up a positive buzz about them in newspaper articles and folk music periodicals. I Âżnally Âżrst heard them live a year ago at the Ontario Council of Folk Festival Conference where they did a showcase and won me over by the end of their Âżrst song. I was able to catch a song here and there as they performed in smaller spaces that weekend and each time they impressed me more. Their positive energy, professional yet

comforting style make you feel immediately at home, sitting and being warmed by the Âżre. They keep it simple by letting their vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation do the work for them.... and the stories. From the tales of Âżshing villages, family vignettes, humorous incidents, loves lost or traditional lore they harken a room to silence and listen ... wanting for every word. Geraldine Hollett is lead with a strong vocal presentation as wholesome as motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s milk, her smile alone lighting up any room. Add Phil Churchill and Andrew Daleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harmonies and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a concoction as comforting as Lanark Maple Syrup. The guys add tasty yet uncomplicated accompaniments with guitar, banjo, mandolin and bazouki. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not afraid to sing a cappella for greater effect, the intimacy created like snugglinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; into Ă&#x20AC;annel. I caught them before at the Country Inn in the Spring, Stewart Park Festival this Summer and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for this multiple award winning trio to work their magic again, back at the Inn. Add a tasty meal, fellowship of a full room of like-minded music lovers from all over

and The Once proved again why I keep coming back for more. Their obvious yet humble dedication to their craft shows like a proud baker standing smiling behind a counter full of oven fresh wares. They have made their own music of Newfoundland, beyond the jigs and reels. They promote and educate through their stories of local legends like Ron Hynes, Âżd-

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Community reaches out to shelter in time of need EMC Lifestyle – Recently, the Lanark Animal Welfare Society reached out to the community to help us as we faced several challenges, and struggled to keep our shelter operating. Facing a dire ¿nancial situation and overcrowding, we turned to all of you to help continue our mission to provide shelter and care for animals in need. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have responded! Your gracious generosity has allowed LAWS to continue their work towards a sustainable organization to meet the needs of animals in our county, and we will continue our devotion to creating a viable and caring environment for the animals in our care. Please join us for our Annual General Meeting, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. at the Beckwith Township Hall. Meet our Board of Directors and shelter staff and hear about our new vision for LAWS. Give a shelter cat a starring role in your life Dollie is a petite little lady looking for a home for Christmas. She is about ¿ve years old and while she is small and dainty she is a girl who

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EMC Events – A few years’ hiatus for ‘A Christmas Social’ has allowed Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers to bring this fundraiser back - bigger and better than ever in 2012. Offering the same popular features from past events – social activity, entertainment, refreshments, snacks and more. The SFDCS board hopes a large crowd will come out to seize the mix and mingle opportunity. This year’s event takes place Nov. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. Admission is just $5, but organizers are asking those who attend to bring along a non-perishable food item. Partnering with the local Build a Mountain of Food drive, Carl Evoy, local association board president explained, food donations will be given to the campaign. “Everyone who attended our last Christmas Social raved they had a wonder-

ful time. The board wanted to bring back what was a fun evening,” Evoy noted. “Taking a break from the social for a few years has allowed us to plan an even bigger and better event.” The event is really two pronged for the association, the ¿rst goal of course to raise funds; the second goal is to raise awareness. “The whole idea is to have a social, casual get together,” Evoy emphasized. “It is just a fun evening. You can meet people and see what’s going on around town, and see the museum. All while raising funds for an important cause.” Crime Stoppers receives no funding period, funding comes from fundraisers and the sale of Nevada tickets. Monthly costs include $200-$300 for the 1-800 phone line coupled with the answering service expenses. The service offers anyone with information to a local crime a way to provide it to the police without being identi¿ed. It is operated with the support of a Smiths

Falls Police co-ordinator who takes the calls and a team of dedicated volunteers whom together ¿nd ways to support the ongoing operational costs of the system. The Crime Stoppers service operates entirely through donations. For tickets, contact any Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers board member or call Evoy at 613-2832444, tickets can also be purchased at Impression Printing, Smiths Falls or at the Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce of¿ce. Locally Crime Stoppers

began in the summer of 1990 as a satellite to the Kingston and District Crime Stoppers, however in September of 1992, things changed. That year, Smiths Falls formed its own program independent of Kingston, which continues to serve Smiths Falls and immediate area. Crime Stoppers is a nonpro¿t program, operated by a board of directors. The board features members of the local community who are responsible for fundraising, advertisement, payment of rewards and all other functions of the local

association. Crime Stoppers works closely with the police and supplies information from callers to the local department to assist in the solving of crimes. Callers providing information leading to arrests are eligible for rewards up to $2,000. Those wishing to provide a tip may call 1-800-222TIPS (8477) and know they will remain anonymous. No names are asked, no attempts are made to trace the call or identify the caller, and the Crime Stoppers

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UCDSB earns Canada Award of Excellence Board had to demonstrate there was a sound systematic approach to a healthy workplace with good results being achieved in key areas. Among the reasons an Excellence Canada veri¿cation team recommended the board for certi¿cation were that: Senior leadership has transformed the UCDSB, embedding a culture of wellness that goes far beyond programs. Their goal is to build a kind, generous work environment. As a result, staff describes leadership as “a genuine face of warmth and kindness.” A highly developed and well understood Strategic Plan – CREW – embeds and supports wellness. Everyone understands how their work contributes to the 90 per cent graduation rate goal. Programs have a synergizing focus (doing it together; responding with unconditional support to a need; studentbased decision making). The board demonstrated that its programs are not just “one-time events” but help make concrete progress to ensuring sustained success. The award was of¿cially presented to the board during a ceremony on Nov. 14, in Brockville. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Geoheritage Park receives rescue rocks By NEIL CARLETON

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Marten Doornekamp, Cavanagh Construction, supervised as the sandstone blocks were lowered in place on Nov. 2 at Metcalfe Geoheritage Park in Almonte. treatment plant at the west end of town. Outcrops of this bedrock, known geologically as the Nepean Formation, are exposed along both sides, and within the median, of the Queensway in Kanata where construction continues for the widening of the highway. The unique characteristics of the outcrop immediately east of Terry Fox Drive led to a provincial designation in 1970 as an Area of Natural and Scienti¿c Interest (ANSI). When work started on the Queensway in the summer

of 2008, it was identi¿ed that the outcrops within the median at the Terry Fox ANSI site would be destroyed when the two new highway lanes were added. A georescue operation was deemed feasible, and approval was granted to remove up to 10 large blocks by jackhammer and pry bars, rather than blasting the rock. Carleton University, Ottawa University, the Perth Museum, the Eganville Museum, and the Town of Mississippi Mills each requested one or two blocks for display.

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EMC Lifestyle - How many people does it take to deliver two and a half tons of sandstone to Canada’s ¿rst municipal geoheritage park? The crane operator made it look easy when he set down two large specimens recently at Metcalfe Geoheritage Park in Almonte. Before their arrival on Friday, Nov. 2, it was a team effort to identify signi¿cant sections of a median outcrop on Highway 417 in Kanata, move them away from the construction zone, then load, transport, and deliver the specimens to Almonte. This was a remarkable georescue operation spearheaded by Dr. Al Donaldson, Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, and founder of Friends of Canadian Geoheritage. The other key players who contributed to the success of this unique project were Ewa Bednarczuk, Ontario Ministry of the Environment; Marten Doornekamp, Cavanagh Construction; Jason Duff, Duff Boom Truck Service; Chad Kean, McIntosh Perry Consulting; Phil Kor, Ontario Parks; and Stan Skeggs, McIntosh Perry Consulting. In Almonte, a large quantity of white-to-tan sandstone was excavated for the construction of the new sewage

Visiting Metcalfe Geoheritage Park to read the rocks will take you on a journey far back in time to towering mountains, colliding and splitting continents, ocean depths, and a landscape locked in ice.

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Museum. This was the second delivery of the day, with two specimens for Metcalfe Geoheritage Park. The other two large samples onboard were scheduled for delivery to the Eganville Museum on the following day.

During the past year, the park property by the new Brian J. Gallagher Generating Station in Almonte has been under construction with sewer work. This includes the display site of the geological specimens. The large rocks were temporarily moved aside, and plans are underway for their relocation farther west from within the semi-circle roadway. This initiative will be part of the development plan for the overall park property by the Mississippi River Power Corp. It’s hoped the new design for Metcalfe Geoheritage Park will be completed in the upcoming year. Featured in the rearranged layout will be familiar and new samples that tell the remarkable story of our area’s geoheritage.

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Royal Canadian Legion announces launch of province wide homeless veterans program and assist homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness. Due to the increased assistance provided the decision was made by, legion provincial president Andre Paquette to take the program across the province. “Many requests for assistance have been received from across the province and not subject to one location,”

says Paquette, “We have found veterans from the age of 20 years to 84 years living on the street, and our goal is to ensure every veteran in Ontario is properly housed.” Assistance has been provided for medical needs, emergency transportation, addiction programs, moving expenses, shelter and food to name only a few.

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Leek, potato and ham gratin a tasty dish on a cold day Cooking Time: one hour Servings: four as main course or six as side dish Ingredients: 1 bunch leeks (two to four) 1 tbsp (15 mL) each of olive oil and butter 2 cloves Ontario Garlic, minced 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme leaves 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each of salt and pepper 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard 1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup (250 mL) diced ham (about 4 oz/125 g) 2 lb (1 kg) potatoes (¿ve to six medium)

1/4 cup (50 mL) freshly grated parmesan or asiago cheese Preparation: Cut leeks in half lengthwise and wash well. Slice white and light green parts. In nonstick skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Stir in leeks and garlic; cook until slightly softened, three to ¿ve minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Stir in mustard, stock and ham; set aside. Peel and thinly slice potatoes about a quarter inch (¿ve mm) thick. Place one-third in buttered 8- to 10-cup (2 to 2.5 L) gratin or shallow baking dish. Spoon half of the leek

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0°F (-18°C). Preparing and cooking Cook with mild-Àavoured oils (such as butter, hydrogenated shortening, peanut or corn oil) to prevent Àavour from transferring to the mild Àavour of the ¿sh. To ensure moist and tender ¿sh, probe with a fork while cooking to see that Àesh is opaque and Àakes easily. Here’s a brief outline of the chief cooking methods: Pan-Fry: Dip ¿sh pieces in milk, roll in Àour. Lightly grease heavy skillet, brown on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Bake: Sprinkle with salt and pepper, brush with melted butter or vegetable oil. Bake in well-greased pan for 15 to 20 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Microwave: Season to taste fresh or thawed ¿sh; cover with plastic wrap leaving one corner open for venting. Cook on high for ¿ve to six minutes per pound (or four to ¿ve 5 minutes per ¿llet). Let stand three to four minutes before serving. Barbecue: Place seasoned ¿llet on grill, skin side down. Cook on one side only for about 10 minutes at medium

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New chapter written in Brown-Richthofen saga Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

cally Canadian that we don’t honour our heroes and their exploits are usually left out of text books and school history lessons. I refer to Brown as a hero. That’s not because of his meeting with Richthofen on April 21, 1918. The fact he is credited with ¿ring the shot that killed the highest scoring ace of World War I (the Baron had 80 “kills” to his credit) didn’t make Brown a hero. In fact no one was unhappier with the outcome of the engagement than Roy Brown. To me he’s a hero because he was willing to put his life on the line Àying a rickety biplane into battle and he did so with great skill and courage. As a squadron leader he achieved the enviable record of never losing one of his own pilots, something that was virtually unheard of in the early days of aerial combat. Last week’s lunch was a prelude to a very special and poignant event held on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 13. A 40 foot by 40 foot mural of the famous Brown-Richthofen aerial combat was of¿cially dedicated in downtown Carleton Place. The mural, by Ottawa artist Shawn McInnis, is

outstanding! I’m a proud founding member of the Roy Brown Society, the organization behind the mural and the new aviation museum featuring the stories of Brown and 14 other Great War pilots from Carleton Place. The ¿rst museum displays were unveiled in historic Moore House (which will be the ¿rst home of the artifacts) following last Tuesday’s well attended dedication ceremony. The fact 15 young men from such a small community were part of the Àedgling Allied air force in World War I is believed to be unprecedented, certainly in Canadian history at least. At the time Carleton Place had less than half its current population. At the head of that group was Brown, the reluctant “winner” of the 1918 dog¿ght with Baron von Richthofen. Brown died in 1944 at the tender age of 50, partly as a result of injuries sustained in a near fatal plane crash in England in July 1918. Now, 68 years after his passing, the mural and museum have thrust his name into the headlines again. As some of you will know, the mural has resulted in national and international publicity. The BrownRichthofen duel has once again come to life! I was privileged to know Brown’s youngest brother Howard who, incidentally, was the unof¿cial Carleton Place historian. Howard authored the

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book ‘Founded Upon A Rock’, the history of Carleton Place. It was released in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the town in 1969. Howard died in 1999 at the ripe old age of 96. The closest relative in attendance at the lunch and mural dedication last week was Howard’s daughter Carol Nicholson, Roy’s niece. Carol and her husband John live in Oakville but still own and regularly visit the family cottage ‘Orkney’ at Lake Park on Mississippi Lake. Their daughter Heather Harpell of Ottawa also attended the luncheon. At the mural dedication she was joined by her husband Eric and their baby son Trevor. The other Brown relative in attendance at both special events was Mary Baxter, along with her husband Don of Ottawa. Mary’s grandfather Dr. Clarence Brown was Roy’s uncle. I have known the Nicholson’s for many years. It was wonderful to share some time with them again and to meet their daughter, her husband and child. I have to admit it was intriguing to meet Daniel von Richthofen, a distant relative of the Baron. Although he is very interested in his late ancestor’s exploits, he downplays the connection. Manfred of course was a young man when he died. He never married or had a family of his own. Despite the distant relation-

ship I was amazed to hear that Daniel’s late grandmother knew Manfred. They both attended family gatherings in Germany. Daniel was born in Frankfurt and immigrated to Canada at age 10. He’s now retired following a 35 year career with Transport Canada. He attended the events last week because of a chance meeting with Bill Flint from our committee at the Smiths Falls Flying Club in June. Also in attendance at the luncheon was Tim Boyd of Perth whose uncle was Richthofen’s 41st victim on April 13, 1917. The lunch was a thoroughly engaging event. For me it offered an incredible once-in-alifetime opportunity to meet and talk with so many people connected to this famous First World War story. You may have noticed I don’t refer to Manfred von Richthofen as “The Red Baron” very often? That’s because the nickname was not used during his lifetime. It was coined by an American pulp ¿ction writer in the 1930s. The nickname led to off the wall connections such as famed cartoonist Charles Schulz’s character Snoopy and his “clashes” with the Red Baron, along with two related, hit songs by a Florida band, the Royal Guardsman. Do you remember ‘Snoopy Versus the Red Baron’? The songs by the way were news to Roy Brown’s great-niece Heather Harpell who is too young to remember.

Over the years, as well as in media reports related to last week’s events, there has been criticism leveled that Carleton Place failed to honour Roy Brown properly in the past. His last surviving child Margaret Harmon, who died in September at age 90, told me her father spent the rest of his short life trying to avoid any connection to the fateful clash with the Baron. She once told me “he worked hard at avoiding publicity.” That aside, the recognition of Roy Brown’s exploits and the derring-do of so many other young men from Carleton Place during World War I deserve a proper place in local history. Much credit belongs to the town’s late Mayor Brian Costello, author of the 1979 book ‘A Nursery of the Air Force’, who ¿rst envisioned a museum and advocated for it all of his adult life. Brian was a founding member of the Roy Brown Society. Congratulations to Councillor Rob Probert, the president of the society, all of the other committee members as well as town council and municipal staff for all of their support. The mural and museum are ¿tting tributes to Roy Brown and the aerial pioneers from Carleton Place. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com

COMMUNITY MEETING ON HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS We want to hear your thoughts on housing & homelessness challenges. All residents and service providers of Lanark County are welcome. Dates and times of meetings are listed below – choose a meeting that is convenient for you. Our vision is a county where residents have access to safe and healthy homes that help to build strong local communities.

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Almonte Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Almonte Old Town Hall 14 Bridge St., Almonte

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Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Location: County of Lanark Administration Building 99 Christie Lake Rd., Perth ** In the event of bad weather and the school buses are cancelled, the meetings scheduled for that day will also be cancelled. **

What will we do with the information gathered at the meetings? Lanark County is required to develop a ten year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The plan will address the housing needs of local residents, the services we currently provide, the gaps in services and our future goals to address them.

For further information please contact: Sandy Grey, Social Housing Manager Lanark County Social Services 613-267-4200 ext. 2401 or 1-888-952-6275

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Claytones combine heart and harmony in original music By DAVID JOHNSTON

EMC Entertainment - When you listen to The Claytones, the ¿rst thing that stands out is harmony. But it’s not just the well-tuned voices that blend into a homogonous sound, it’s the character of the band. It’s not surprising that the three talented singers and musicians have combined to produce some of the most palatable and warm music of recent years. They are steeped in music, and though still in their formative stages as a band, each has a signi¿cant musical background. The Claytones is Kelly Prescott, Adam Puddington and Anders Drerup. Each member had already established a musical career by the time they started playing together as a band a couple of years ago. In fact, collectively they have released eight full-length recordings of original music under the names of Kelly Prescott, Prescott, Anders Drerup, The Van Meters and Adam Puddington. But those projects were put on the back burner last year when they found the magic of making music together. The Ottawa Valley trio has just released their ¿rst record to a welcoming audience of fans from coast to coast. Their harmonies are clear and melodic, backed by strong musicianship and solid songwriting. The result is a record that will stand the test of time.

Titled Lake In The Night, the songs are almost entirely written collectively by the band, which took its name from its home in Clayton, Ontario. “We found that we share similar musical tastes,” said Kelly Prescott. “It was just natural that we would write and record together.” Probably the most dif¿cult part of describing the band is to de¿ne their sound. As their promotional material indicates, the Claytones are “born in the heart of the Ottawa valley, masterfully spinning their melodic, vocal driven, Canadiana brand of country soaked roots music with old school sensibilities.” From the opening strains of Anders Drerup’s steel guitar, the album wanders easily through ballads and up-tempo tunes that bring country to the edge of rock and roll. All strong vocalists, the Claytones collectively exude layered harmony to compliment the wide range of instruments they play. From Kelly Prescott’s acoustic guitar to the accordion and bass played by her husband Adam Puddington, as well as Anders Drerup’s steel guitar, organ and piano, the music is blended to create pleasing, comfortable sounds. Backed by solid contributions from drummer Pat Steward and other members of the Prescott family including Kelly’s brother Kaylen as well as her mom and dad –Randall

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The Claytones are Kelly Prescott, Anders Drerup and Adam Puddington. Individually they have been making music for years but only in the past year have they joined together to create their own brand of Canadian country folk roots music. They just released their first album titled “Lake in the Night”. and Tracey— the Claytones have found harmony not only in music but in each other as bandmates. “This is all we want to do,” said Adam. “As soon as we started playing together, we knew we would have to make a record. We took some time to ¿gure out what we’re doing and then we started recording.” The project came to life in the Prescott family studio last winter with the record ready for release in the summer. That

was followed by an extensive list of dates from one side of the country to the other which led to accolades from the music industry and media. The National Post listed them as one of the top ¿ve Canadian Acts to watch in 2012. The Claytones sound is truly the sum of its parts. “We all gave up individual projects to come together as The Claytones. It was a natural transition for all of us,” said Adam.

As full time musicians, the members are all committed to taking their music as far as they can. “You don’t really decide to be a musician,” reÀected Anders. “No matter what you have to go through, it is worth it in the end to play music.” The trio has been a part of the Canadian Paci¿c Holiday Train Tour, traveling across parts of the U.S. and Canada raising money, food and awareness for North American Food Banks. At the age of 19, Kelly was awarded a Gold Record for her work on the CP Holiday Train album. They will soon be embarking on another three week tour on the CP Holiday Train, travelling from Montreal to Moose Jaw with stops in New York State, Pennsylvania, Southern Ontario and North Dakota. In 2009 Anders was cast as the lead role of Gram Parsons in the critically acclaimed theatrical production “Grievous Angel the legend of Gram Parsons” alongside Kelly in the supporting role of Emmylou Harris. Their undeniable chemistry led them to the forming The Claytones. Kelly Prescott is the next generation of two musically renowned family lines, spanning three generations from Northern Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Ottawa Valley. That legacy has motivated her and offered her the unique opportunity to

record her family’s award winning studio. Her ¿rst record with brother Kaylen, “Lakeside Sessions” under the name of “Prescott”, garnered great reviews along with regular airplay on CBC Radio. She released her ¿rst solo project, “I Leave You Dreaming”, in 2011. Billed as a soulful collection that transitions effortlessly from beautiful ballads to high energy blues, the album was declared one of The Ottawa Citizen’s ten best indie albums in 2011. Adam Puddington was raised in Almonte, teaching himself guitar as a youth, drawing on inÀuences ranging from Ray Price, Buck Owens and Charlie Pride to CCR, Neil Young and Lucinda Williams. For 10 years he lived between Nova Scotia and Almonte, immersing himself in the musical traditions of the Ottawa Valley and the East Coast while working extensively with such artists as The Guthries and Matt Mays. Adam released solo roots recordings “For the Meantime” (2005) and “Back in Town” (2008), both of which earned rave reviews from international alt-country media as well as considerable airplay on radio in Canada and abroad. The future looks bright for the Claytones who will be seen on tour across the country in 2013. They are already taking bookings for summer festivals.

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Ë&#x2020;$1,000 Honda Dollars offer applies only to retail customer purchase or lease agreements for new 2012 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan models (except Civic Hybrid models) // 2012 Honda CR-V models concluded between November 1 and November 30, 2012 at participating Ontario Honda Dealers. $1,000 Honda Dollars must be applied towards the purchase or lease of an eligible vehicle, Honda accessories, extended warranty and are deducted after taxes. â&#x20AC; Receive 1.99% purchase ďŹ nancing on any new 2012 Honda Civic DX Sedan (Model FB2E2CEX) for a maximum of 84 months available through Honda Financial Services Inc., on approved credit. Bi-weekly Finance example: based on a 2012 Honda Civic DX Sedan (Model FB2E2CEX) equals 182 bi-weekly payments of $97 over an 84 month term at 1.99% APR, complete selling price of $16,520 [includes $1,495 freight and PDI, EHF tires ($29), EHF ďŹ lters ($1), A/C tax ($100 except Honda Civic DX), and OMVIC fee ($5). Excludes taxes, license, insurance, and registration]. Cost of borrowing is $1,190.42 for a total ďŹ nance obligation of $17,710.42. Down payment or equivalent trade-in on purchase ďŹ nancing offers may be required based on approved credit from Honda Financial Services Inc. 1 Limited time lease offers on a new 2012 Honda CR-V LX 2WD (Model RM3H3CE) // 2013 Honda Accord LX (Model CR2E3DE) available through Honda Financial Services Inc., on approved credit. Representative lease example: based on a 2012 Honda CR-V LX 2WD (Model RM3H3CE) // 2013 Honda Accord LX (Model CR2E3DE) on a 36 // 36 month term at 0.99% // 2.99% lease APR, the monthly payment is $288.00 // 257.99 [includes $1,640 freight and PDI, EHF tires ($29), EHF ďŹ lters ($1), A/C tax ($100), and OMVIC fee ($5)] with $4,678 // $3,929 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $0 security deposit and ďŹ rst monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $15,046.00 // $13,216.64. 72,000 // 72,000-kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. During the initial model launch period, dealer inventories of 2013 Accord models may be low. Dealer order may be required and delivery delays up to two months may be expected. X$5,000 customer cash incentive is valid on any new 2012 Honda Pilot // 2012 Honda Ridgeline // 2012 Honda Crosstour models when registered and delivered between November 1 and November 30, 2012. Cash incentive is available for all Honda retail customers except customers who lease or ďŹ nance through Honda Financial Services Inc. at a subvented rate of interest offered by Honda as part of a low rate interest program. All advertised lease and ďŹ nance rates are special rates. Cash incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. §$500 Honda Dollars offer applies only to retail customer purchase or lease agreements for all new 2012 Honda models (except 2012 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan // 2012 Honda CR-V) concluded between November 1 and November 30, 2012 at participating Ontario Honda Dealers. $500 Honda Dollars are deducted after taxes. For all offers: license, insurance, PPSA, and other taxes (including HST) are extra. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. Offers only valid for Ontario residents at Ontario Honda Dealers. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Vehicles and accessories are for illustration purposes only. Offers subject to change without notice. See your Ontario Honda Dealer or visit HondaOntario.com for full details. 9Cargo space calculated on volume behind second-row seats with rear-seats up for two-row vehicles in segment and third-row seats with rear seats up for three-row vehicles in segment. Compact Segment classiďŹ cation based on Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC). All measurements sourced from data published by each manufacturer. â&#x20AC;ĄDoes not replace the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility to exercise due care while driving. 6Text message and e-mail functions are only compatible with certain devices. XXBased on Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) data reďŹ&#x201A;ecting sales between 1997 and December 2011.

important part of reaching our goal of a 90 per cent graduation rate and we want to publicly recognize them for that valuable contribution.â&#x20AC;? Area residents will be asked to post driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names and pictures for consideration to a special UCDSB Bus Driver of the Year Facebook Page. The Facebook Page is located at http://www.facebook. com/UCDSBBusDriverOfTheYearContest. Nominators are also asked to post their nomineeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s route number, the schools he/ she serves and reasons for the nomination. Nominators are speciÂżcally asked to provide information on the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disposition, work ethic, caring attitude, punctuality and other attributes. The public will then be encouraged to visit the Facebook Page and vote for their selection by â&#x20AC;&#x153;lik-

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Craig continues to bring grittier Bond to the big screen MOVIE: Skyfall STARRING: Daniel Craig, Judy Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Javier Bardem DIRECTOR: Sam Mendes RATING: PG EMC Entertainment This new era of Bond has been marked by a distinctly grittier, more dramatic feel. This is the realistic Bond or perhaps it’s more accurate to say the more believable Bond. Skyfall is no different as it pits spy against spy in a visceral and desperate ¿ght for survival. As James (Daniel Craig) struggles on top of a train with an enemy spy who’s stolen a hard drive, he’s accidentally shot by one of his own. He falls into a river and is presumed dead. It’s later you see he’s washed up somewhere in the tropics very much alive. He seems content to drink the rest of his life away until he sees the news. Terrorists have hacked into MI6, and then set off an explosion destroying the headquarters. With six agents dead James decides to return. Despite the shape he’s in M (Judy Dench) still puts James in the ¿eld. She needs him to track down the person who stole the

hard drive containing the identities of all their agents. The same person who blew up MI6. The same person who’s revealing those agents’ identities. Bond quickly gets onto the trail of Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem). He has the hard drive, and it soon becomes clear this is about more than exposing secret agents. Silva was a former double O who feels M betrayed him. Silva has set into motion an elaborate plan of revenge, and only James has a hope of stopping him. It’s been 50 years and James Bond is still the man. Skyfall is outstanding. It’s fast paced, it’s dramatic, and above all it’s intelligent. It’s a great spy Àick, and what makes it great is how realistic it seems. In its way Skyfall is no less outrageous than most Bond ¿lms, and yet it has an air of believability. It seems plausible. It seems like it

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could happen. There’s no laser watches or exploding pens. It’s just gritty, brutal spy work, and it’s awesome. Daniel Craig is outstanding. His Bond is the assassin who kills for Queen and country. Craig still has that suave cool demeanor that makes James Bond, James Bond, but there’s always this underlying element of danger about him. It’s brilliant. I love Judy Dench. She has rede¿ned the character of M, and I think no one will ever do it quite the way she has. As Gareth Mallory the politician overseeing MI6, Ralph Fiennes is fantastic. You aren’t exactly sure

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Make each battery count Ontarians hoarding and throwing away single-use batteries EMC News - Ontarians are avid recyclers, but according to new research ¿ndings from Stewardship Ontario, proper disposal of batteries isn’t top of mind for many households. In fact, more than a third of Ontarians (35 per cent) say they typically dispose of batteries by throwing them in the garbage or including them in their blue box, where batteries aren’t accepted. And even those who normally do the right thing occasionally toss out a battery, with 33 per cent admitting they’ve thrown out a battery in the garbage in the past year. “It could be that you are hanging on to your batteries because you don’t know what to do with them, or simply putting them in the garbage with regular household waste because you don’t think only one battery matters,” said Paul Gerard, spokesman for Stewardship Ontario, the private not-for-pro¿t company that runs the Orange Drop program. “We want to change bad habits, encourage Ontarians to make battery recycling a positive habit and use our convenient collection network.

Some batteries contain materials that are harmful to our environment if disposed of incorrectly, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that doesn’t happen.” What’s stopping us? Nearly half (47 per cent) of those who throw batteries in the household trash say they do not know where to bring them, while 39 per cent were unaware batteries should not be thrown out. Interestingly, 23 per cent say they don’t use enough batteries for proper disposal to matter. Based on research, Stewardship Ontario has segmented the population in regard to their battery disposal habits: • The Unaware group is more likely to be under the age of 34. They buy few batteries and are essentially unaware of the proper recycling procedures. This segment is the most likely to throw their batteries into the regular garbage. • Members of Only If It’s Easy (19 per cent of Ontarians) use an above-average number of batteries, and while they are generally aware of the proper procedures for disposal they do

not always follow through due to a perceived lack of convenience. • Where, Why and How Ontarians (15 per cent of the population) support household recycling but are unaware of the proper procedures for disposal of used batteries. Of those who throw their batteries into the regular trash, nearly all (95 per cent) said they would be somewhat likely to change their ways if it was easier for them to recycle. Are you a hoarder? It’s clear that junk drawers across the province are also seeing their fair share of used batteries. The survey reveals that the average household has 15 used batteries that are earmarked for recycling but haven’t made it past the front door yet. Ontarians who correctly take their batteries for disposal are three times as likely to save up a number of batteries and dispose of them all at once, rather than dispose of their batteries as they are replaced. Other survey highlights Nearly half (46 per cent) of respondents said that there should be ¿nes im-

posed for not recycling, or that it should depend on circumstances, such as the type of material, the amount and the frequency of offenses. Households in Ontario on average have 12.6 products or appliances that need batteries. Given that there are 4.8 million households in Ontario, that’s more than 60 million batteries that could be recycled. “It’s clear that batteries are powering all aspects of our lives,” said Gerard. “Ontarians can help turn a negative into a positive by ensuring they are recycling each of their single-use batteries.” Battery myths busted Myth: Someone sorts out batteries and other potentially harmful wastes from my garbage. Fact: Garbage is not sorted - whatever is thrown out goes directly to land¿lls. The correct method is to collect and recycle primary batteries by dropping them off at a collection site. Myth: Once a battery dies, it has no other use. Fact: Used batteries still have life. Properly recycled batteries have valuable resources that can be

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cessible drop-off points for consumers. Visit Makethedrop.ca to ¿nd the nearest drop-off centre to you simply by entering your postal code. About the research This survey was conducted by the Environics Research Group. The results are based on an online survey conducted with 1,000 adult Ontarians between Aug. 1 and 7. Because the sample is based on those who initially selfselected for participation in the online panel rather than a probability sample, no estimates of sampling error can be calculated.

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recovered and used as new ingredients producing new goods. In fact, it is much more ef¿cient to recycle a metal than mine it from the ground. At Stewardship Ontario, over 86 per cent of a single-primary use battery is recovered as new raw materials. Myth: Recycling batteries is not convenient. Fact: There are more than 2,000 battery collection sites established throughout Ontario, consisting of municipal depots, special collection events and a network of retail stores, libraries, community centres, schools and other easily ac-

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National Anti-Bullying Charity BullyingCanada needs public funding EMC News - The nationally registered anti-bullying charitable organization BullyingCanada, is currently facing a dim future without assistance from the public. BullyingCanada currently provides the following national services: • 24/7 telephone support network to youth, parents, educators and the public at large to get information, support and resources on the topic of bullying – at no cost. • A scholarship program for youth who are entering post-secondary who are community leaders when it comes to addressing bullying in their schools.

• School and corporate workshops on bullying and how people can address it in your school and workplace. These workshops generally have a minimal fee unless the school/workplace is unable to raise the money. BullyingCanada works directly with schools and families from across Canada to ensure that support in a bullying situation is provided to any party involved, and often serves as a mediator between the individuals and the media, government, or other third parties. “This isn’t about putting money in our wallets, it’s about getting the funds we need to

save and change the lives of Canada’s youth not only for today but for tomorrow as well,” said Katie Neu, co-executive director and co-founder of BullyingCanada. “Without the ¿nancial support of citizens across Canada we simply will not be able to keep up operations; bills are coming in with no way to pay them. We need the public’s help” said Rob Frenette, co-executive director and co-founder of BullyingCanada. BullyingCanada is currently in its second year of operation as a charity but has been a national organization since its creation by Frenette and Neu in

2006. Last year, the nationally registered charity was able to collect $40,325 in donations. Currently the organization does not have enough of a cash-Àow in order to operate at full capacity for the month of November. BullyingCanada receives no government or United Way funding and only operates on public and corporate donations. For the ¿rst ¿ve years BullyingCanada was entirely volunteer-driven. Just since August of 2012, both executive directors were advised that due to the number of hours that they put in to the organization that they should begin taking a

salary. They currently work at minimum wage, and are the organizations ¿rst paid employees. BullyingCanada provides a very important role in communities across Canada by working directly with parents, youth and schools in ensuring that a bullying situation is addressed quickly by providing that “middle person” contact between the family and school of¿cials. The charity’s 24/7 support line receives nearly 10,000 calls monthly; via web 5,000 youth reach out to the charity for online support monthly. The organization will have to evaluate its current opera-

tions schedule and long-term goals if an inÀux of donations are not received soon. Donors who send a donation in any amount will be mailed a charitable tax receipt, allowing the individual or business to receive a tax credit. For more information on this process please visit www.BullyingCanada.ca/org. Donations can be made online at: www.bullyingcanada. ca, by telephone by calling toll-free: 877-947-3674 or donations can be sent by mail to either the New Brunswick or Ontario of¿ce. (Addresses can be found at: www.BullyingCanada.ca/donate).

Annual audit report confirms UCDSB is well-managed is an unquali¿ed or “clean” audit report, con¿rming once again that the Upper Canada District School Board is well managed, ¿scally responsible and fully compliant with Ministry of Education requirements,” outlined Trustee David McDonald, Audit Committee Chair. Members of the Audit

Committee are Trustees David McDonald, John McAllister, and Anne McCrae. External members are Barrie Curtis and Linda Harrison. The auditors (KPMG) complete an in-depth review of the Board Financial Statements (that includes all revenue and expenses), meet with the Audit Committee, review the Statements in de-

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Former Lanark County CAO blocks Foster’s attempt to return to council By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

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Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign kicks off in Perth. — Page P11

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Former North Elmsley Ward Councillor Russell Foster, left, congratulates former Lanark County CAO Peter Wagland at the Drummond/North Elmsley Township municipal building in Port Elmsley on Monday, Nov. 19, after Wagland won the vacant council seat.

EMC News – Peter Wagland has jumped from one side of the council table to the other. The former chief administrative of¿cer for Lanark County council has returned to political life, though this time, after 40 years in administration, as an elected politician, winning the vacant North Elmsley Ward on Drummond/ North Elmsley (DNE) Township council. “This has been an interesting campaign,” said Wagland. “For 40 years, I was on the management side of things. Now I can be on the political side of the table...My job now is to represent the people of North Elmsley.” With all 10 polls and all advance vote polls reporting on the evening of Monday, Nov. 19, Wagland had won all polls, taking 68 per cent of the vote, to Foster’s 26 per cent. Ted Letts won seven per cent of the vote. In terms of real votes, Wagland also outpaced his rivals, 396 votes to Fos-

ter’s 150 and Letts’ 38. It was a bittersweet night for Foster, who had hoped to regain the seat he had lost by only 40 votes back in October of 2010. Letts was the ¿rst to concede defeat at 8:36 p.m., walking in to the DNE municipal of¿ces to congratulate Wagland before leaving again. Foster conceded shortly after the ¿nal poll was returned around 8:45 p.m., walking across the room to shake Wagland’s hand. “You did a good job,” Foster said. Wagland’s new boss, DNE Reeve Aubrey Churchill, was quick to welcome his newest councilor into the fold. “I want to congratulate those who ran,” said Churchill. “It’s a tough job.” Foster was also allowed a chance to speak and wished the victor well. “I have been on council a long time,” he said. “I have run many campaigns. Peter is one of the toughest men I have come up against.” See WAGLAND page P2

Councils to seek provincial financing for hospitals By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

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EMC News – Politicians across Lanark County are lining up behind a motion to support the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Lanark County Warden John Gemmell sent out the motion to county council representatives this past Friday, Nov. 16. Lanark County council

representatives from Lanark Highlands (Mayor Peter McLaren), Drummond/ North Elmsley (Reeve Aubrey Churchill) and Beckwith Township (Deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau) have indicated their support for the motion to this newspaper. The motion was also sent to representatives from Perth, Tay Valley Township, Smiths Falls and Montague Township.

The issue went before the Tay Valley Township committee-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, after The Perth Courier went to press. The motion is also likely to be discussed at the county council meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28. “Residents receiving health care services from the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital are concerned about the

future of healthcare in Ontario,” read the motion, which has already been circulated at Lanark Highlands Township council before its budget meeting this past Monday. “Current economic realities at all government levels have necessitated a ¿scally prudent method of governing our hospital to ensure that both a balanced budget, in tandem with excellent health care for our

citizens remains a top priority.” The OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) and CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) unions, under the umbrella group Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, is launching a campaign to get local citizens to pressure the provincial See HOSPITAL page P2

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Former CAO earns council nod WAGLAND From page P1

“I know Peter will do a good job.” Wagland said that he wanted to carry on with his campaign message of improved community engagement. Turning to Foster, he said to the man who had held the seat for many years before him that

“I would appreciate whatever feedback you can give.” “I will take you up on your offer,” said Foster. “Peter, we will get together one day and go over some things.” While the impulse to see things from the administrative side of things may be a little engrained into him after 40 years, Wagland turned to township clerk Cindy Hal-

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crow and said “I promise I will not meddle in the administration side of things.” Wagland will be sworn in on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 27, but already he promised to hit the ground running, so to speak. “I’ll start (work) tomorrow by getting the signs out of the ground before they freeze,” he said with a laugh.

Michele Tappo of Balderson was at the Smiths Falls Legion Saturday to take in the Ladies Auxilliary Christmas Craft Show. Photo by LAURIE WEIR

Municipalities prepare for push to province for hospital funding HOSPITAL From page P1

government to get more money for the hospital to help it eliminate its de¿cit without further cuts. County council members are now joining in a separate call for more money for the hospital. “In order to assist the (hospital)… in its desire of meet-

ing these two health care objectives, we ask the province of Ontario to consider providing special one-time funding to the (hospital) to help fund our community health care debt obligation, in order to provide a clean ¿nancial bill of health for all residents,” reads the motion. “I think everyone around the table will be in favour,” said Mousseau.

“It seems to be a trend. When there are debts it seems that it is essential services that are cut.” First-hand knowledge She added that her own husband saw ¿rst-hand the strain that the Ontario health care system is under while he was being looked after at an Ottawa hospital. Her husband was enrolled in a two-

week short-term home care program while he was “barely mobile.” Mousseau hastened to add that in the intensive care unit, “that level was great. But you can see (elsewhere) that they are really strapped.” Following the Monday budget meeting, McLaren recalled how, a year ago, while he was in hospital himself receiving IV treatments for an

infection that, for each of the several nights he was at the local hospital, there was at least one patient who was spending a night in the emergency room because there was simply no room for them elsewhere. Lanark Highlands Coun. Ken Sinclair noted that he himself moved to the area partially because his area of the township was only about 20 minutes away from the Great

War Memorial Hospital site in Perth. Shutting down that site would add at least 20 minutes on to a journey to get to the Smiths Falls site. As he watched the results pour in for the North Elmsley Ward by-election on Monday night, Churchill reiterated his support for a two-site hospital, since his residents use both.

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Municipal Connection www.perth.ca TOWN OF PERTH COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATION NUMBER D13-AC- 07/12 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Perth Committee of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in accordance with Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, (as amended), on Thursday, the 6th day of December, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., in the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. THE PURPOSE of the application is to consider a request for relief from the minimum rear yard and side yard setback and the maximum lot coverage in the Residential Second Density (R2) Zone through a minor variance in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. THE EFFECT of this application would be to allow for relief from the minimum rear yard and side yard setbacks to zero and increase the maximum lot coverage from 35% to 40% to permit the installation of a pool enclosure (fence) and deck. THE SUBJECT LANDS are located on the southerly side of Church in proximity to the intersection with Alvin Avenue. The property is formally described as Pt Lot 129 PLAN 8828, being Part 1 R Plan ; 27R-9574, and is muncipally known as 20B Church St. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands subject to the variance application. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the application is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. Please call in advance to ensure that staff will be available to assist you. ALSO TAKE NOTICE that signed, written submissions shall be accepted by the Secretary-Treasurer prior to, or during the hearing and such submissions shall be available for inspection by any interested party. In addition, if a party, who is noti¿ed, does not attend the hearing, the Committee can proceed and the party is not entitled to any further notice of hearings. Key Map A COPY OF THE DECISION will be mailed to those persons who attend or are represented at the hearing and those who have ¿led a written request with the Secretary for Notice of the Committee’s Decision. Church St. Dated at the Town of Perth This 15th, day of November, 2012. Eric P. Cosens RPP, M. Sc. Arthur St. Director of Planning Town of Perth 80 Gore Street East Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Land subject to application D13-AC- 07/12 Tel: (613) 267-3311 Fax: (613) 267-5635 E-mail: ecosens@perth.ca

TOWN OF PERTH COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATION NUMBER D13-AC- 08/12 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Perth Committee of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in accordance with Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, (as amended), on Thursday, the 6th day of December, 2012, at 11:15 a.m., in the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. THE PURPOSE of the application is to consider a request for relief from the minimum side yard setback from the north-westerly side lot line in the Residential Third Density (R3) Zone through a minor variance in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. THE EFFECT of this application would be to allow a reduced minimum side yard setback from 1.5 m (5 ft.) to 91 cm (3 ft.) to permit the installation of a second storey on an existing single storey addition located to the rear of the dwelling. THE SUBJECT LANDS are located on the south-westerly side of Drummond St mid block between Brock Street and Drummond Street. The property is formally described as Pt. Lot 4 South Brock PLAN 8828, and is muncipally known as 76 Drummond St. E. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands subject to the variance application. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the application is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. Please call in advance to ensure that staff will be available to assist you. ALSO TAKE NOTICE that signed, written submissions shall be accepted by the Secretary-Treasurer prior to, or during the hearing and such submissions shall be available for inspection by any interested party. In addition, if a party, who is noti¿ed, does not attend the hearing, the Committee can proceed and the party is not entitled to any further notice of hearings. Key Map A COPY OF THE DECISION will be mailed to those persons who attend or are represented at Brock St. Drummond St. the hearing and those who have ¿led a written request with the Secretary for Notice of the Committee’s Decision. Dated at the Town of Perth This 15th, day of November, 2012. Eric P. Cosens RPP, M. Sc. Director of Planning Town of Perth Cockburn St. 80 Gore Street East Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Land subject to application D13-AC- 08/12 Tel: (613) 267-3311 Fax: (613) 267-5635 E-mail: ecosens@perth.ca

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Municipal Connection “FORGOTTEN HERO” BOOK RELEASE NOVEMBER 24TH AT THE PERTH MUSEUM:

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New Book Release: FORGOTTEN HERO by Ron W. Shaw & M.E. Irene Spence Book Signing: November 24th, 2012 at the Perth Museum from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Perth Museum is pleased to host a book signing of the newly released, “Forgotten Hero” by Ron W. Shaw and M.E. Irene Spence. This book depicts the life of Alexander Fraser, a half pay military of¿cer who settled in Drummond Township in 1817. Fraser’s heroics at the Battle of Stoney Creek (June 6, 1813) are brought to light for the ¿rst time in this publication. The authors will be on hand to sign your copy of the book from 2-4pm on Saturday, November 24th at the Perth Museum. Books can be purchased from the Museum’s Gift Shop (11 Gore St. East) for only $25.00, all taxes included. A great idea for the local history buff on your Christmas list! Please call 613-267-1947 for more information. OVERNIGHT WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS: The Town of Perth enforces overnight parking restrictions to ensure the most ef¿cient snow removal by Environmental Services staff. Winter parking restriction signs are erected at all entrances to the Town. Bylaw 3961 (as amended) states that no person shall park a vehicle between 0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) during the period from November 20 to March 31 inclusive upon any highway or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the Town of Perth…” and further states that “no person shall park a vehicle between the hours of 0001 hours (12:01am and 0600 hours (6:00am) in any public parking lot except for vehicles parked in designated areas displaying valid parking permits as described in Part IV(3).” Parking lot permits may be purchased at Town Hall. Vehicles parked in contravention may be ticketed and towed. Please call 613-267-3311 Ext. 2222 for more information on parking lot passes.

HAVE YOURSELF A BUSY LITTLE CHRISTMAS: Perth Tourism would like to remind you that there are lots of activities in Perth to keep your family busy and kindle your spirit, leading up to Christmas and the New Year:

Thursday, Nov. 22nd @ 6:30pm Fri-Sat-Sun, Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th

Friday, Nov. 23rd Friday, Nov. 23rd Saturday, Nov. 24th Saturday, Nov. 24th Saturday, Nov. 24th

the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA Presents the Annual Festival of Lights in the Tay Basin, starting with a ¿reworks display by the Perth Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association at 6:30pm; there will be a bon¿re adjacent the Crystal Palace, and the ¿reworks will be followed by the mass lighting of the Community Christmas Trees in the Palace. the BIA is sponsoring their ¿rst ever “Girls’ Getaway Weekend” in Downtown Perth, which includes a fashion show, chocolate & wine tasting, silent auction, spa specials and shopping specials in the downtown over the weekend. Check their Facebook page at “Girls Getaway Weekend Perth” for more details! the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform at the P&DCI Auditorium. Perth Blue Wings hockey at Perth & District Community Centre, against Arnprior, 7:45pm. the BIA sponsors the Annual Festival of Good Cheer in the Crystal Palace, 10am to 3pm. The Annual Yuletide Fair takes place from 10am to 1:30pm at St. Paul’s Church Free Public Swim at the Perth & District Indoor Pool, 1-3pm, sponsored by the Perth Police Association. “Forgotten Hero” book release at the Perth Museum

Saturday, Nov. 24th Saturday, Nov. 24th Kate Reid performs at Full Circle Theatre at 8pm Saturday, Nov. 24th the Annual MERA Christmas Fair takes place from 10am to 5pm Saturday, Nov. 24th Sarah Tsiang and Sandra Ridley appear as part of Perth’s Reading Series, Sunday, Nov. 25th Sunday, Nov. 25th Friday, Nov. 30th Friday, Nov. 30th Friday, Nov. 30th Saturday, Dec. 1st Saturday, Dec. 1st Saturday, Dec. 1st Saturday, Dec. 1st Sat. and Sun., Dec. 1st and 2nd Saturday, Dec. 1st Sunday, Dec. 2nd

7pm at Backbeat Books & Music Free Public Skating at the Perth & District Community Centre, 11:3012:50pm, sponsored by the Perth Police Association. Perth Blue Wings hockey at Perth & District Community Centre, against Gatineau, 1:45pm. the Perth & District Community Foundation holds their annual Christmas Gala at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Spa and Suites, 6-10pm The Crystal Palace will open for the public to view the Community Christmas trees, 6-8pm Perth Blue Wings hockey at the Perth & District Community Centre, against Stittsville, 7:45pm. the Perth & District Children’s Santa Claus Parade starts at 5pm and makes its way through the streets of Perth. Free Public Swim at the Perth & District Indoor Pool, 1-3pm, sponsored by the Perth Police Association. Maple Key Day Camp presents their 4th Annual Santa’s Workshop for Kids, 10am to 4pm at St. Andrew’s Church. The Crystal Palace will be open for the public to view the Community Christmas Trees, 3-5pm The Annual CFUW Christmas House Tour takes place in and around Perth the Nick of Time Christmas Craft Show takes place at McMartin House

Free Public Skating at the Perth & District Community Centre, from 11:30-1:20pm, sponsored by the Perth Police Association. Thursday, Dec. 6th “The Christmas Express” begins today, at the Perth Studio Theatre

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 7th and 8th

PPAC presents Rita MacNeil at the P&DCI Mason Auditorium. 2nd show added December 8th at 2pm!

Check back over the next few weeks for more events as we have them. Further details on all of these events can be found by checking the Town’s web Calendar of Events at www.perth.ca. You can also follow Perth Tourism on Facebook. Please call the Visitor Information Centre (11 Gore St. East, Perth) with all of your tourism and event enquiries: 1-855-326-1947.

RECYCLING PROGRAM ITEMS: The municipality’s recycling contractor has noted signi¿cant contamination in the Blue and Yellow Bin collection streams. Residents are urged to review all items deposited in the bin programs with the documentation provided on the collection schedule and on the municipal website. Recycling boxes that are found to contain a large amount of inappropriate items will be tagged and left at the curb until the resident screens the contents. Unacceptable yellow box items include plastic toys, ¿lm, Styrofoam, and planting pots. Unacceptable blue box items include laminated paper, cardboard boxes with styro-foam packaging inside (e.g. a TV box with all original packaging materials), and paper still in the plastic binder. Please review your garbage and recycling calendar for acceptable and unacceptable items. The municipality acknowledges that most residents are trying to do the right thing, however, contamination in the recycling stream accounts for signi¿cant revenue loss to the Town of Perth. Your continued diligent support of the recycling program is appreciated. For support feel free to contact Environmental Services staff at 613-267- 3311.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FULL TIME (3 Year Contract Position): Economic Development Coordinator The Town of Perth is seeking the services of an individual to ¿ll the position of Economic Development Coordinator to assist in the promotion, growth and development of Perth’s economic base, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seek out new businesses in accordance with established Town policies and provincial legislation and regulations. Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for implementing various economic development initiatives to promote the growth and development of Perth’s economic base, assist in the retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seek out new businesses. The Coordinator will also be required to regularly liaise with the development and business community and various government and/or partner agencies. The successful Economic Development Coordinator is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and presentation skills who is willing to occupy a visible position in the community, work closely with businesses while maintaining excellent relations with other members of the municipal team. Key Responsibilities: Perform the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards as set out in all applicable provincial and municipal regulations, policies, and by-laws. 1. Support the Director of Community Services in the implementation of the 5 year Economic Development Strategy. 2. Support the development and execution of an Industrial Park Marketing Campaign to encourage the sale of Town-owned Industrial land. 3. Support the administration and implementation, including program development and review, of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP). 4. Maintain the Town’s Community Pro¿le and various economic related statistics/ information on the Town’s website. Ex. the Town’s property vacancy database. 5. Provide administrative support to the Perth Community Development Committee and the Community Improvement Plan Implementation Advisory Panel. 6. Seek out and apply to grants that support Town based economic development and tourism initiatives. 7. Other duties as assigned from time to time. The above generally describes the responsibilities involved with the position however is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Required Training, Experience, and Quali¿cations This position requires mid-level technical and professional competency with a proven track record of success. A Community College Diploma, in business administration, economics, marketing or related ¿eld is required. One to two (1-2) years experience in mid-level economic development activities in a public sector agency or in another equivalent organization that would confer a comparable skills base. The ideal candidate will have a rich network of peers and colleagues and a proven record of forming and sustaining collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders. They will possess the following attributes and have a record of success in the following: 1. General understanding of the operation of local government as it applies to economic development plus skills in marketing, communications and problem solving; 2. General understanding of principles and practices of economic development and ability to accurately evaluate and effectively communicate economic development projects/ programs; 3. Innovation and creativity in building strong relationships with local businesses, Town staff, community and partner agencies. The Corporation of the Town of Perth offers a competitive salary and a bene¿ts package. The 2013 salary range for a fully quali¿ed candidate is $20.61 to $24.55/hour. This is a 36.25 hour per week position, requiring Àexibility for some evening and weekend work. Interested applicants are invited to submit a con¿dential resume outlining their quali¿cations to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012. Janice McFadden, Payroll Of¿cer 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 ext. 2242 Fax: 267-5635 Email: jmcfadden@perth.ca The Corporation of Town of Perth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

PERTH TOURISM PRESENTS THE 1ST ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST Get your family and friends together and help us light up the “Prettiest Town in Ontario” with this fun Christmas contest. To register is free - simply phone 1-855-326-1947 or email kfox@perth.ca and provide your name, address, phone number (and email if applicable) no later than Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 (by 12 Noon) The Rules: • Lights must be used! Other decorations and/or music are optional • Your house or display must present an obvious Christmas/winter theme • Displays must be visible between November 22nd and December 31st, 2012 so that everyone can vote (and enjoy!) • All participants must agree to be listed on the Town’s website and Facebook pages so the public can drive by and see your display, then vote • First place winner will receive a $100 Cash award • Two runners-up will be chosen to receive $50 Cash awards Voting and Winning: • Go to the Town’s website at www.perth.ca to cast your vote • Voting opens Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 12 noon and closes the evening of Thursday, December 12th at midnight • The winners names will be published on the Town’s website, on the Perth Tourism Facebook page and in the Perth Municipal Connection section of the EMC/Perth Courier on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 • Check Perth Tourism on Facebook often for pictures and news updates

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Former homeless youth advocates for others desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – A formerly homeless Perth youth is hoping that the program that helped get him off of the streets won’t be cut and close the door to other needy young people. “I was homeless a number of times last year,” said Dan LaPointe, noting a ¿re destroyed his residence. The Skills Link program, he says, helped him with training, and got him back on his feet. “Because of cuts to social services, this program might not see the light of day, even after so many success stories” like his own, said LaPointe. LaPointe was born and continues to live in Perth and attends Algonquin College’s Perth campus where he is studying to become a social service worker. He was speaking at a public meeting entitled “Our Resources, Our Future,” which was held in the council chambers at Perth town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14. He was joined by classmate Jenna Kelford. “There are a lot of kids and youth in Perth who do not have homes,” said Kelford. “Usually they just couch surf. They do that for a while and then people get sick of them… If the family home is a safe place then they should be at home. But some kids do not want to be at home. It’s not the best place for them.” Kelford’s mother, Terri Lee, the co-founder of Transitions Action Coalition, was also in attendance and added that the problem goes beyond couch-sur¿ng. “Stewart Park has kids sleeping under park benches,” said Terri Lee. “They don’t want anyone seeing them. If one person sees them, then the whole high school will know.” Part of the problem is that various levels of government do offer programs – but far away in bigger cities. “Our kids are expected to access programs in Ottawa or Kingston,” said Terri Lee. Some kids do, in fact, see Ottawa as a viable option to continuing to be homeless in Lanark County. “A lot of our youth think that Ottawa has a lot to of-

fer,” said Kelford. But this is not so. “The shelters are full.” There are other dangers that are more present for homeless youth in Ottawa, especially for those just newly arrived from Lanark County. “(It’s like) they have a sign on their head that says, ‘Take advantage of me, I am vulnerable,’” said Terri Lee, who added that they will usually be approached by a pimp or drug dealer within 24 hours of their arrival. Kelford was born and raised in the Perth area, where she attended Glen Tay Public School, Perth and District Collegiate Institute, and then took tourism and travel at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. Even though she worked hard at school, for homeless youth, “school isn’t a priority,” Kelford said. Rather, ¿nding some place to sleep that night becomes the priority. Growing up in the rural area outside of Perth, since her parents worked full time, and because of a lack of public transportation, she was not able to avail of many afterschool activities. “It would be great if we had some form of public transportation,” said Kelford. Another problem facing local youth are issues of depression and mental health. While Kelford is not affected personally by this issue, she does see for herself how dif¿cult it is to access even basic care. Algonquin College has a counselor on staff available to talk to students who need it. “I never went (to a counselor) before,” said Kelford. “I don’t have depression but I just (needed) to talk and vent.” Even though the counselor is only for Algonquin students, there is still a monthlong waiting list at the Perth campus. “They will not just open up to anybody,” said Kelford, who noted that mental health issues tend to lead to addiction issues, and vice versa. Both youngsters agreed that there is considerable stereotyping directed at young people. Though she is 27, “I go into stores and because I look like I’m 12, people follow me around,” she said.

“Not everyone is bad. They shouldn’t be labeled.” But Kelford did commend the Junior Civitan Club for their work in reaching out to the town’s youth. Just that evening, the club had sponsored an opportunity for youth to decorate Christmas trees at the Crystal Palace. “It gives them something to do, it gets them off of the street,” said Kelford. Terri Lee added that surveys done in local high schools found that between 30 and 40 per cent of students knew of someone who had been, or was, homeless, in the last year. While students are all too aware of the issue, adults may not be as aware. “Getting the community to realize that there is a problem (is important),” said Terri Lee. “We don’t see it so we don’t think it is here. The issue is huge.” She noted that just having one shelter in, say, Carleton Place, might not be the solution, since kids do not want to “uproot” themselves from

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Jenna Kelford, left, and Dan LaPointe, chat before the start of their conversation at the “Our Resources – Our Future,” conference in the council chambers at Perth town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14. positive adult support peers, like teachers or coaches, and their friends, to go to a shelter.

“Finding one shelter for the county of Lanark would not solve the problem,” Terri Lee said. Instead, it would be

a matter of having shelters in the county’s major centres, like Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth.

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Women woven together in friendship and art By LAURIE WEIR ljweir@metroland.com

EMC News – The women of the MERA Schoolhouse Weavers group found a place to hang their rugs starting this month, as the owners of the new coffee shop on Sherbrooke Street in Perth opened their doors and wall space for these uniquely designed creations. Bakers Bean Village Café owners Kent and Jody Baker have called the new bistro their home since the ¿rst of September. Kent is from Australia and his wife is from the Perth area. “We absolutely love it here,” he said last week, as he opened his doors to the MERA (McDonalds CornersElphin Recreation and Arts) weavers. “Perth is ¿lled with artisans and they all wanted to have their work in here. “We wanted to go with something that has a unique feel like these rugs, and they are made by an old fashioned craft – like our bakery… back to basics. It was a perfect ¿t.” The women – Florence McGuire of Westport, Lise Loader of Perth and Ellen Good of Ompah – couldn’t be

happier. “This is the ¿rst time that we have had our rugs on display in a setting like this, and it’s perfect,” Good said, who has been a weaver for some 35 years and has turned to teaching the craft more recently. That’s how McGuire got into it – who has only been weaving for the past nine years. “We moved here and I was bored,” McGuire said. “I saw an ad about the MERA weavers meeting at the schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners so I attended and Ellen was teaching. I’ve been hooked ever since.” For Loader, another 30-year weaver who comes from Montreal, says she remembers her mom’s passion for weaving. “She used to go to church and come home with beautiful rugs and I remember the feel of them,” Loader said. “It started my love of weaving.” There are as many different patterns and textile combinations as the imagination can conjure up, Loader said. “We can all have the same pattern, but different colours and textures can make them all unique.”

Wool, cotton, linen and even rags have been used to make rugs up to 100 inches in width. The MERA weavers started meeting nine years ago at the schoolhouse and were getting together every week. Now they are down to about ¿ve women on a regular basis – including Mary Donnelly and Ankaret Dean – and meet about every two to three weeks. “We get together and create a group project, or we do individual weaving,” said Good. “We are now getting ready for the MERA Christmas Fair which is on Saturday.” This juried show will feature pottery, soap and candles, felted animals, paintings, jewelry, chocolate by Ludwig for sale, and a bake table will be available. There will also be activities for children in the pottery studio. Visitors will have a chance to see some of the work by these women and other local artisans and crafters, as the schoolhouse opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.meraschoolhouse.org.

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The MERA Schoolhouse Weavers found a home for their artistically created rugs recently when they joined forces with Kent Baker, owner of the new Bakers Bean Village Café on Sherbrooke Street, Perth. The women are Florence McGuire of Westport, Lise Loader of Perth and Ellen Good of Ompah. Their rugs, placemats, towels and some clothing will be on sale Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MERA Christmas Fair in McDonalds Corners.

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NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW By-Law No. 2012-054 Palermo 1213 Big Rideau North Shore Road Con 2 Con 3 W Pt Lot 24 RP27R3744 Part 1, geographic Township of North Burgess

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2012 The Meeting Dates are as follows: Thursday November 22nd Tuesday December 4th Monday December 10th Tuesday December 18th Tuesday December 18th

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Heritage Committee Council Planning Public Works Finance

Reeve Richard Kidd Reeve Richard Kidd Councillor Brian Dowdall Councillor Tim Campbell Councillor Faye Campbell

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Beckwith Public School Gym Over 40 Exhibitors More Information to Follow Ashton United Church Lunch Counter and Café Cash Donations Will Be Collected for The Lanark County Food Bank More Information contact Melanie, 613-435-8929

BECKWITH TOWSHIP 22ND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST:

1st Prize – Hunter Anderson 2nd Prize – James Drapeau 3rd Prize – Zach Tyson Special thanks to all those who entered into the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Creepy Crawler Guess Winner: John Drapeau Mystery Prize Winner: Tracey Clark Stamp for a Chance Winner: Lindsay Schropp There was a great display this year and we hope to see you back again!

THE ANGEL TREE IS HERE The Angel Tree has arrived at the Beckwith Township office. The presents are to be returned by December 10th, 2012

The Purpose and Effect of By-law No.2012-054 The proposed change in zoning will affect approximately 1.72 ha of land at 1213 Big Rideau North Shore Road, situated in Conc 2 and 3 Pt Lot 24 in the geographic Township of North Burgess.

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The purpose of this amendment is to change the zoning of the property from Rural (RU) to Residential Limited Services Special Exception-114 (RLS- 114). The effect of the amendment would be to require a set back of 40 m for a house and 70 m for a septic system and to recognize a water frontage of 54.1 metres. Area Affected by this By-law TO: Residential Limited Services Special Exception-114 (RLS-114) FROM: Rural (RU) THIS NOTICE GIVEN ON THE 22nd DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012 Janie Laidlaw Acting Clerk Tay Valley Township (800) 810-0161 or (613) 267-5353

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township passed the above noted By-Law on the 13th day of November, 2012, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the by-laws by ¿ling with the Clerk of Tay Valley Township not later than the 12th day of December, 2012, a notice of appeal setting out the reasons for the appeal, and accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board. AND TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a bylaw to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be ¿led by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be ¿led in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. AND TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. THE SUBJECT LANDS are not the subject of any other applications under the Planning Act.


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CELEBRATING 158 YEARS EMC News - Members of St. Paul's United Church in Perth recently came together at a sold-out spaghetti dinner as part of their 158th anniversary celebration. Norma Hogan-Scott, Mavis Thompson, Erna Hansen, Betty Holowaczuk, Bernice Turgeon, Jean Bennett, and Kay McIntyre are pictured here. The fellowship was enhanced by a variety of musical presentations. This stone church on Gore Street was built in 1854 and continues to support a vibrant congregation today. Submitted photo

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Lanark Highlands proposes to enact a By-law to stopup, close and sell that part of the allowance for road (or street) set out and described as follows:

Committee Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - at 2:30pm Council Thursday, November 29, 2012 - at 7:00 pm

1. Between Concession 8 and 9, Part Lot 21 & 22, to consider stopping up, closing and selling the unopened road allowance located in the geographic Township of Lanark in Lanark Highlands.

Budget Meetings Monday, November 26, 2012 - at 1:30 p.m.

2. The unopened road Allowance at East Part Lot 8, Concession 9, Geographic Township of Dalhousie in Lanark Highlands. Directly behind the property located at 4541 Watson’s Corners Road.

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The proposed By-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting on the 29th day of November 2012 at the hour of 7:00 o’clock p.m. and at that time, the Council will hear in person or by his/her counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who claims that his/her land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to be heard.

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To apply to be heard, please contact the undersigned by November 15th, 2012. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 1st day of November, 2012. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Rob Wittkie, Deputy Clerk/Planning Administrator 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 231

NOTICE SNOW REMOVAL/WINTER PARKING 2012/2013

PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Lanark Highlands proposes to enact a By-law to regulate parking of commercial vehicles on municipal property in the Village of Lanark. The proposed By-law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting on the 29th day of November 2012 at the hour of 7:00 o’clock p.m. To apply to be heard, please contact the undersigned by November 15th, 2012.

The Township of Lanark Highlands will not be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes or parked vehicles where the said boxes or vehicles interfere with the snowplowing of Township Roads. Parking of vehicles on Township Roads and Village Streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. will not be permitted from November 15, 2012 to April 15, 2013. The prohibition of parking applies to the entire road, right-of-way, normally 10m (33’) from the centre of the road. It is an offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to push snow onto or across a Township Road or Street. The removal of such snow piles by the Township will be charged to the adjacent property owner.

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

Celebrating 80th or 90th Birthday or 50th Anniversary? Let us know so we can help honour the occasion!

For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Dave Ennis, Superintendant of Public Works 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239 F: 613-259-2291 E: dennis@lanarkhighlands.ca www.lanarkhighlands.ca

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Three cheers for our Diamond Jubilee Award winners EMC Editorial – It may be the Queen’s Jubilee year, but many of our fellow citizens are getting the recognition by Her Majesty. When you think about it, these medals, like Queen Elizabeth II, will stand the test of time. She is set to become Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. It’s no easy task to hold on to the monarchy, as anyone who has even had a cursory glance at William Shakespeare’s histories will attest to (Richard III, anyone? Henry IV?) But it appears unlikely that awards of this kind will ever be handed out again in most of our lifetimes. These medals will likely be as rare as Haley’s Comet. When Prince Charles one day takes to the throne as King of England, he will be in his senior years and, common sense tells us, will not have as long a reign as his mother, though we do wish him good health. Prince William will be at least in his middle ages when he gets the crown so, the likelihood of diamond jubilee medals in the 21st or even, gasp, 22nd century, as slim indeed, barring the unforeseen, God forbid. You have to go back to the late 19th century to the reign of Queen Victoria to see the last time that happened. Just another reason why these awards are so special. These medals will be handed down in families for years. Even the father of Perth’s own James K. Bartleman, the former Ontario Lieutenant Governor, used a medal he had received from Queen Victoria for dancing at one of her jubilees as proof of his citizenship, and as proof – as though it were needed – that, even as a native, he was to be treated no less than any of “the grandmother’s” subjects. MP Scott Reid nailed it when he reminded those assembled in Perth last week to receive their medals that the queen was the “font of all honour.” If she is the font, then those who are so honoured do indeed Àow from it. Imagine Queen Elizabeth, sitting in Buckingham Palace, a Welsh corgi asleep at her feet, the ¿re crackling in the corner, Prince Philip dozing on the sofa, going over the list of Lanark County nominees.

“My word Philip,” she must say. “This Lanark County is certainly punching above its weight. Just look at this list. Maybe next time we’re over in the colonies, we should nip in, maybe stay in a B & B in Perth?” Well, maybe a little wishful thinking, but we certainly can assume that the bit about her being impressed is near the mark. We have seen everyone from veterans of Canada’s wars and peacekeeping missions honoured, as well as police of¿cers, members of the theatre community, our very own columnist Mary Cook, right down to Gary Hawley of Sharbot Lake, who has played the organ at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church for the past 63 years. It’s very Canadian, isn’t it, that the decorated are feted along with those of more humble station. We all have something to contribute, and this award recognizes that, whether you are a teacher (Marcel Giroux of Sharbot Lake, take a bow), a lawyer (you’re up Jack Kirkland of Smiths Falls), farmer (Merle Bowes of Carleton Place), charity worker (Jackie Seaton, it’s you man), to former MPP Doug Wiseman of Perth, to a man who serves in a role you will only ever likely see in Canadian politics, say what you will about nasty partisanship, Ron Stronski, the “conscience of Smiths Falls town council.” While everyone who has won this award has their own unique story to tell, Smiths Falls’ Robert Chevier has certainly come full circle. Having served in Korea and Egypt, he later drove many members of the royal family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and Princess Margaret, as well as Herself. Just as, in ye olden days, the king would stand for very few, like, say, the court falconer, in our more equal era – one made possible through British parliamentary democracy, the Magna Carta, and other traditions brought over from our British founding forefathers – now the queen’s driver can be commended for his service to the realm as well. They all deserve applause from us for their richly deserved accolades. Three cheers for them, and long live the Queen.

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Brought to you by... EMC Lifestyle - This column is brought to you by my Facebook friends. And by the letter Q. (For question.) And the number one. The hardest part of writing this column is coming up with the idea. Once I have a kernel of a thought, it’s pretty easy to pound out a few hundred words about it, but occasionally it’s a stretch. Recently we were travelling into Ottawa and Groomboy was driving, I like to take the opportunity to write my column on my phone when I’m a passenger, but was hindered by having no idea to expound. That’s where the Wonders of Social Media™ kick in. (The Interwebs – such a mahvellous tool!) I posted on Facebook as we drove: “I need a column idea. Stat.” My friends came through! (At least I think they did. You be the judge!) The dominant theme was Christmas. Some of it was on the serious side, such as Canadian Armed Forces spending Christmas in Afghanistan (from high school chum Linda). Rajan’s ideas included people celebrating Christmas for the ¿rst time, what Christmas means to people of other religions and what pains people away from their families take/undergo to be with their families on Christmas Eve. (Long-time Courier fans may remember Rajan – he goes back to the 1990s when I still worked there. He was one of our Canada World Youth students at the time – from India.) A couple of people honed in on annoying things about

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GRAY Past Deadline Christmas – speci¿cally stores starting to play Christmas music the day after Halloween (that one was from Jim), which can sometimes back¿re – generating more cynicism than goodwill. A couple of people (my Calgary friend Heather and our Murphys Point colleague from our student days, Jane) highlighted how annoying it is to hear of people who already have their Christmas shopping ¿nished (agreed!). The parental factor weighed in heavily with the topic (loosely paraphrased here) of “How many freakin’ gifts do kids today day really need??!!” I hear ya! I could probably write an entire column on this subject. I used to be fairly creative with gifts, but now I am usually at a loss because it seems as if everyone already has everything. With my kids, it is sometimes hard to pick out something that will actually be appreciated, let alone beloved. “What about the gifts and the amount of gifts kids ask

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for? It’s getting out of control,” wrote Jane. My university friend Karen echoed the gift theme by asking if four-year-olds really need things like an iPod Touch. She said she knows people who do three gifts: one thing they need, one thing they want and one thing to wear (I like that) and others who only do homemade gifts. She also mentioned the “Advent Conspiracy,” which deemphasizes consumerism at Christmas. Moving away from the Christmas theme, another popular topic was “tin foil and its many uses, including millinery.” This was from Heather in Calgary, who then posted a picture of a cat wearing a tin foil hat with the slogan “I has consprcy thery.” Love you, babe. “Think of what kids could do with a roll of tin foil... seriously!” added Karen. I’m thinking I might give tin foil to my kids for Christmas. My brother contributed a fabulous idea that I just might save for another column: “Are beavers plotting to take over the world?” Love it. Meanwhile my bud Gary offered the following: “The best column ideas have been around for a while: Doric, Ionic and (Ricardo Montalban’s favourite) Corinthian.” Hehehe! Gary, you are such a support! Then one of my besties, Sharon in Kingston, contributed: “I don’t think you ever capitalized on the dinner with murderers.” So true! Stay tuned, everyone. I’m outta space. Thanks to all!

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Hospital memories over the years Dear Editor: I was born at the Great War Memorial Hospital more than 60 years ago. Over the years I have been a patient there a number of times, my three children were all born there, and I have had family members pass away there; at all times and under all circumstances I was always treated with respect, dignity and friendliness. This was all brought home to me recently when I had to attend the day surgery unit

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The PDCI Blue Devils collected 1,781 food items for the local food banks.

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PDCI senior boys’ basketball team began the annual preseason John Cullen Memorial tournament in Ottawa with a 51-42 win over St. Paul’s High School of Nepean. The win was extra special after four of the PDCI team members just ¿nished an Eastern Ontario Volleyball championship earlier in the day in Brockville. Eli Woods led the team in scoring with a game high 20 points; Jon Tysick had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Chris Popplewell scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds. Congrats guys!

EMC News - The second dance of the year will take place Nov. 22. The cost for entrance is $10 at the door. Those who are wishing to sign in a friend from another school must do so at lunch. The theme for this dance is black light, so students are en-

couraged to wear their white and neon clothing to this event. A dress down day will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 with a standard fee of $2. The annual winter Coffee House is scheduled for Dec. 6. The entrance fee is $5 or $3 with the addition of two food

Dear editor, RE: Smiths Falls Record News, Unions urge towns to voice opposition to hospital cuts, November 15, 2012 and Perth Courier, Could cuts mean the end of two-site hospital? The writing is on the wall, the majority of Ontario’s small and rural hospitals will face death by a thousand cuts unless communities like Perth and Smiths Falls, now seeing massive cuts to their district hospital services, pipe up. The hospital’s interim CEO said as much publicly recently when she admitted that $4 million in

service cuts now being made, will see the two-site hospital through only to 2015. And what’s more she said, “there is no guarantee that further cuts won’t be needed.” In the mania of hospital cuts being pushed by the Ontario Liberals, what’s being lost is, that the people living in rural communities deserve access to local health services. They shouldn’t have drive to bigger, more urban hospitals to get the majority of their health care. In Perth and Smiths Falls where there is already a high senior population, the health needs of ageing baby boomers

should be a big consideration in keeping both hospital sites open. We do agree with the hospital CEO in one key area. It would indeed have been more appropriate for the hospital administration to have engaged in a full and respectful dialogue with the Perth and Smiths Falls communities and the workers’ representatives, before acquiescing and doing the bidding of the province and regional health authority to cut services. Michael Hurley President Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU)

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EMC News - PDCI’s Food Drive was very successful this year – collecting 1,781 items and $400 in cash for the Perth and District Food Bank and the Lanark Food Pantry. It was a class competition, where the top three classes got ¿rst dibs on prime seating at the hypnotist show by Mark Strange on Friday, Nov. 16. The top three classes were Mrs. Watt’s grade 9 Phys Ed. Class, Mrs. Watson’s grade 9/10 foods class, and Mr. Farrell’s Grade 11 math class. Thank you to all the Blue Devils who donated, and special thanks to Student Council for organizing it all.

for a procedure. On the day I attended the unit appeared to be extraordinarily busy with a steady stream of patients coming and going. As busy as they were the staff on the unit were informative, accommodating and friendly. The pace on the unit appeared to be very hectic with all the staff both doctors and nurses in constant motion at the same time it appeared to be very organized and ef¿cient. As residents of the catch-

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Nick of Time artisan show hits McMartin House, Perth Dec. 1

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Randy Bolger of Rideau Ferry prepares for the Nick of Time artisan show at Martin House in Perth, coming up Saturday, Dec. 1. The retired OPP officer found a love for woodworking more than 35 years ago.

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He added that it’s handy for a loaf of French bread or a baguette… the shorter, wider ones Sue said were not very practical for the different types of bread that she cuts. He also has ornaments made from sea urchins that can hang from a Christmas tree. They were a popular gift item last year, as he sold out of them, he said. He’s furiously creating more to ¿ll his display rack for the Nick of Time show. “I really like this show,” he said. “It’s a place where a lot of different types of artisans have their items for sale. It’s really unique.” Other items on display in the Victorian home on Gore Street will include pewter items, maple syrup, chocolate, evergreen pieces and even beeswax candles. Christmas cakes, shortbread cookies will be for sale, and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be available as well to entice the holiday shoppers. There is no admission charge.

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EMC News – One of Perth’s unique holiday experiences is happening Dec. 1 as McMartin House opens its doors to the much-anticipated Nick of Time artisan show. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the show will feature a ¿ne selection of anything the heart desires. This juried show will have for sale special selections from 20 different artisans including Randy Bolger, a Rideau Ferry woodworker. “This is the second year for me” to participate in the show, he said from his workshop. “Woodworking is a hobby for me; I don’t make a living at this,” said the retired OPP of¿cer, who indirectly got his start in the craft thanks to his wife, Sue. “I inherited an old wooden lathe when my father-in-law died and I made a lot of shavings,” he said with a laugh. “Wood was Àying off that thing. I then bought one at Canadian Tire.” He has since joined the Valley Wood Turners club in Ottawa. Creating wooden bowls has become his passion. Ash, maple, oak and walnut are some of his favourite materials. Once he turns a piece, he inspects it thoroughly. Some get tossed in the wood stove. “You wouldn’t believe the pieces that are used as stove wood,” he joked. “I don’t like to sell them if they have old knot holes falling out of them… but some people just love that. They say it’s art.” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, many would say. His wife gave him a great

idea this year, he added. “She wanted a baguette board… the large cutting board is too big,” he said. So a cutting board that was once a heavy large rectangle has been recreated to be a long, thin board. He has both now. “She likes it a lot better," he said.

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Kettle bells ringing in support of local families By STACEY ROY sroy@perfprint.ca

EMC News - Every Salvation Army kettle in the community represents a family in need, but you can help by assisting the army in packing up hundreds of Christmas hampers this season. This year the Salvation Army has expanded its kettle campaign to include the collection of canned goods needed to provide a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to an area family that is struggling this year. "There is going to be a big need this year," said Major Faith Cameron. "Our monthly needs have been up every month this year." To accommodate for these needs and the changing costs in food, the Salvation Army has decided to ask the community for monetary donations and to physically help them build this year's Christmas hampers by donating speci¿c items needed for the baskets. This includes beans in tomato sauce, soda crackers, soup, juice, cookies, canned vegetables, cranberries, stuf¿ng, potatoes, carrots and apples or oranges to name a few. Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army church on Brockville Street in Smiths Falls with plans to place donation barrels at area grocery stores in the near future. A complete list of needed items will be placed on each barrel. Last year the Salvation Army handed out more than 817 Christmas baskets

throughout Lanark County. Beginning last week volunteers have been attending to kettles at key retail locations across the communities they serve and will do so until the end of the holiday season. This year's kettle campaign launch was held Nov. 16 in each community. Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples attended his local launch at the Giant Tiger store to temporarily give back the municipal kettle campaign trophy to the church. "Smiths Falls will defend our title to assist the Salvation Army," the mayor said. Last year the town won the ¿rst municipal kettle campaign trophy for raising the most funds on a single day for the cause. The municipalities of Smiths Falls, Perth, Merrickville, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills all take part in the friendly competition. This year Smiths Falls council members will be manning the kettle Dec. 15 at Andress' Independent Grocer while their Perth counterparts will do their best to wrench the trophy away on Dec. 15. The Kettle Campaign is the Salvation Army's largest fundraising drive of the year, which supports the Christmas hampers and the many social programs available to the community all year long. Volunteers for this year's kettles are still welcomed. In Smiths Falls call Colleen Muldoon at 613-283-3563 and in Perth call Jeanne Jenner at 613-267-4652.

Holiday stories, recipes welcome EMC News - It's that time of year again when children begin to write their letters to Santa and Àex their creative muscles in holiday creative writing. The Perth Courier EMC is once again inviting the public and schools to submit their letters to Santa, Christmas stories and holiday recipes for

printing in the upcoming issues of the paper. Submissions can be made to Laurie Weir (ljweir@ metroland.com) or Desmond Devoy (desmond.devoy@ metroland.com) for pick up requests. Submissions are welcome beginning now until Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

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Attending the Perth Kettle Campaign launch Nov. 16 are: Gord Jones (owner of Giant Tiger), Jeanne Jenner (Kettle Coordinator for Perth), Maj. Faith Cameron, Tessa Logan (kettle volunteer), and Joanne Jones (owner of Giant Tiger). Jeanne would love to hear from anyone wishing to volunteer in the Perth area. She can be reached at 613-267-4652 or dropping in at The Salvation Army Family Centre, 40 North St. Submitted photo

THE SMILE CLINIC – Perth’s ¿rst and only private dental hygiene clinic Courtney Donaldson, registered dental hygienist and owner of The Smile Clinic in Perth, is proud to announce that The Smile Clinic is expanding. Dental services including dental cleanings will be available to the public by February 2013.

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receiving a gentle yet thorough cleaning. The Smile Clinic books ample time for each appointment so there is no rush and all questions that patients have can be answered in detail. Courtney will assess your home care routine and give pointers. If planning to join The Smile Clinic to have Courtney manage your oral health for yourself or your family, We still encourage you to visit your regular dentist for an annual check-up and x-rays. This is also a very important part in maintaining a healthy mouth. Should you not have a dentist The Smile Clinic can make a referral. We can also refer to specialists including: orthodontists (braces), periodontists (gum specialist), prosthodontics (implants) and oral surgeons.

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Interim minister takes reins of Anglican churches

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are living through a secular age, where institutions such as the church are no longer given the same respect as they used to.â&#x20AC;? REV. CANON DAVID SMITH INTERIM ANGLICAN CHURCH MINISTER

Smith is the interim priestin-charge of the churches that make up the parishes of Maberly-Lanark (within the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa) and Parham-Sharbot Lake (within the old-school named Diocese of Ontario, headquartered in Kingston), though both parishes fall under the jurisdiction of Ottawa for now, until a full time replacement is found, when it reverts back to the Kingston-based diocese. Smith takes over from McLeod, who had served in her role for about Âżve years, before being appointed to a new church in Kitley, and he took up his duties on Thursday, Nov. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hint was made to me that this would last until the middle of January,â&#x20AC;? said Smith. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a priest long enough to know how, despite the best of intentions, things sometimes take longer than they might be promised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This could go on to Easter and beyond,â&#x20AC;? he said with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been around a bit.â&#x20AC;? Interestingly, Smith was the interim minister previous

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to St. Augustineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College in Canterbury, England, from 1963 to 1964, the central college of the Anglican Communion. Upon his return, he served as the chaplain at Trinity College from 1964 to 1968. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a great experience,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to lecture. That was a ghastly experience! But I learned so much.â&#x20AC;? He admitted that while being a lecturer and a preacher have similarities, one draws from academic texts, or the great works of antiquity, or more technical works, but preaching draws from The Holy Bible, and a priest has to speak â&#x20AC;&#x153;so that people are moved to believe and respond, but also to do it intelligently, not just (as) an emotional response to an inner longing, but an intellectual response to intelligent questions.â&#x20AC;? After his retirement, he moved to Perth where he is associated with St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; church, even serving as the interim priest there following the time of Rev. George Bruce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very much like a doctor,â&#x20AC;? said Smith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He tries to keep his hand inâ&#x20AC;Ś he putters along with his stethoscope. (Similarly) once you are a priest, you are always a priest.â&#x20AC;? Mindful that his time leading the churches in the area is short, he is not planning any major new initiatives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is to keep this parish alive and well,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is Âżlled with good people. My responsibility is to look after the priestly duties.â&#x20AC;?

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to McLeod, during the time before her arrival but after the time of the Rev. Doug Richards. Smith was born in Belleville, and his father and grandfather were both Anglican ministers. Not only did he continue in the family tradition, he also ended up in many of the same churches where his ancestors had preached. His grandfather, Rev. Thomas Austin Smith, upon graduating in 1898, went to Sharbot Lake to lead worship. His father, a graduate of the divinity program at Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1926, made Parham his Âżrst stop as a deacon that same year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m treading on holy ground here,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He (my father) was engaged to my mother and he wanted to get marriedâ&#x20AC;Śbut his stipend wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to get married.â&#x20AC;? So, he was promoted and moved to Athens, and with the move came a raise in pay. Like his father before him, he too graduated from Trinity with an arts degree in 1956, followed by a divinity degree in 1958. He became a deacon in the May of 1958, and a priest that same December. His Âżrst appointment was to the Diocese of Algoma in northern Ontario, where he served at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie. In time, he was moved to churches in Thunder Bay (twice), North Bay, before moving back south to Bancroft, and retiring in 1999. During his time in the Ontario northland, he was sent

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you believe that you can be spiritual, but not religious, you are fooling yourself. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the message of The Rev. Canon David Smith as he temporarily takes up the reins at several rural Anglican churches in the area until a successor to Rev. Nancy McLeod can be found. As the pews of organized religion thin out, Smith has heard the New Age mantra from many people who say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not religious, but I am spiritual.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cop out,â&#x20AC;? said Smith of that line of thinking, during an interview on Wednesday, Nov. 14. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all spiritual beings. Our real self is our spiritual self, we can say.â&#x20AC;? While science can teach us a lot, it cannot answer all of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important questions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you measure love?â&#x20AC;? he asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you measure responsibility? Courage? Science has given us such incredible strides,â&#x20AC;? he added, citing the moon landing in 1969 or how scientists can manipulate genes now. Various atheist books, like The God Delusion (2008) by Richard Dawkins and God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007) by Christopher Hitchens, have all been best-sellers, and even until his recent death â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as outlined in his latest and last book Mortality - Hitchensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; told followers not to believe any supposed death-bed conversions. But their lack of faith, to Smith, shows that even they possess the very human need to believe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would say that is their religion (atheism),â&#x20AC;? said Smith, especially since they hold to it so stridently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is based on a belief. Well, God bless them, but they are wrong!â&#x20AC;? However, Smith acknowledged that attendance at Anglican services in this area has been declining over the years, and that things are difÂżcult for many mainline Christian denominations.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are living through a secular age, where institutions such as the church are no longer given the same respect as they used to. (It is a time) where God is considered irrelevant by the population,â&#x20AC;? said Smith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that the time will comeâ&#x20AC;Ś that there is a reaction to every action and the pendulum will swing (though) not in my lifetime. But people will realize that people cannot build a society without God and the lesson may be a painful one.â&#x20AC;?

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

St. James Anglican Church Perth Drummond & Harvey Street Ă&#x2C6;ÂŁĂ&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2C6;Ă&#x2021;Â&#x2021;ÂŁÂŁĂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;>Â?i°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2030;HĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â?>Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x192;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026; Canon Christine Piper, Incumbent

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Considerations on farmland By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – Food stamps that can be used only at farmers’ markets and development restrictions on “quality farmland,” are just two of the proposals put forward by a farmers’ union local last week. “(We need to) consider development restrictions on quality farmland or even marginal farmland,” said Hilary Moore of Maple Lane Farm in Lanark, who is also president of the local chapter of the National Farmers’ Union, was speaking at a public meeting entitled “Our Resources, Our Future”. The meeting was held in the council chambers at Perth town hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14. When Moore was working on an internship at an organization that helped “women in crisis,” in Massachusetts, following her graduation from Carleton University, she heard of a program in which women using the program were given special food stamps that could only be used at farmers’ markets in the Bay State. The farmers would then send the stamps in to the state government, and would be reimbursed, thereby helping not only the needy, but the state’s farmers too, and encouraging the purchase of locally-grown produce. Moore also urged more community and school gardens, and noted that a packet of lettuce seeds retails for about $1.39 and can provide two years of lettuce in a backyard garden. “We are only a generation away from being removed from out agrarian roots,” said Moore. “We need a systematic shift to make the local food movement no longer be a niche (movement), so that it

is a part of our everyday language.” But the ever-present realities of politics at all levels have been affecting the implementation of school gardens which she has helped develop. The ongoing struggles with Ontario’s schools, the job actions taken by teachers as a result of Bill 115, and even cutbacks, are having an impact on how farming and the natural world is presented to students. “There is nothing more disheartening than seeing something that you worked hard on for two years ripped up,” said Moore, when a school garden project ends, because a new principal is appointed and the program does not continue because of cutbacks and “stretched” teachers. Moore did venture that local, enterprising volunteers could see about establishing a community garden in Stewart Park, like was done in the downtown Ottawa neighbourhood of Vanier, at Richelieu Park (which also houses North America’s only urban sugar bush.) Aside from that, in class and out, “young people are shown that farming is not a viable living. It is unaffordable for people to afford land.” Even international politics is affecting how people can do something as simple as replanting seeds here in Lanark County. Moore singled out the European Union-Canadian free trade agreement which is being hammered out, noting that it is the ¿rst such deal that “zones in on municipal resources. It is another attack on saving seed. It is inhibiting our rights.” She also charged that, un-

der the deal, Canadian markets would open up to Europe and vice versa and, as a result, “supply management will be out the window.” The Harper government has shown its willingness to do away with such mechanisms – witness the dismantling of the Wheat Board – but Moore alleged that, under the deal, “we will be bargaining with the Swiss and Germans for milk. We could be drinking Swiss and German milk,” instead of Canadian milk. Attendee Marlene Rutherford, herself a “seed saver,” agreed with Moore’s concerns about the ability to save seeds. “I am extremely concerned about this issue,” said Rutherford. “(I feel that) all patents of seeds should be repealed.” Rutherford encouraged the assembled to look at, say, a kiwi fruit the next time they are in the supermarket. A seed saver like herself would be inclined to have the fruit and then save the seeds for planting. She charged that, under current laws, in reality, before that seed gets put into the ground, because the fruit comes from a multinational corporation in New Zealand, “you are supposed to pay money to that multinational corporation,” if you wish to reuse their seeds. Rutherford did commend Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid for listening to her concerns and forwarding them on to federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, but she had other suggestions that she wanted to see implemented in Perth. “I want to bring chickens back to Perth!” she said. “I understand that there are health concerns.”

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EMC Events – This year’s seventh installment of the Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour, Dec. 1 and 2 is drawing nearer. Each year this event has grown and evolved and the 2012 venture continues that trend. The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Perth and District has once again been planning for the two-day fundraiser that runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $30 each. “Each year we are growing in terms of the magnitude of what it involves,” said Karen Hickey, CFUW house tour committee member. “It (the tour) has kept evolving.” Each year different elements are added, to not only add value, but to ensure those interested in attending are left satis¿ed, said Jackie Boyer, chair of the tour, and vice president of CFUW Perth and District. “This year is going to be really beautiful. We have raised the bar in terms of décor.” Eight unique homes are featured in this year’s tour, which has many added treats, aside from the main focus of meandering through some historical treasures. The tour features ¿ve heritage structures – including a Georgian style home – as well as three newer houses. Six locations are in town, while two are just outside Perth. This year a focus is on Christmas decoration, and as such two decorators have come on board – each taking four locations. Elisabeth Kuiper, of Interior Views and Peggy Paul, formerly of Kelly’s Flowers and Fine Things, will aid in transforming the tour location’s dining rooms into visually appealing holiday delights. Each location will feature musical entertainment and the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa will offer complimentary refreshments. While stopping in at the spa check out the tour’s gift marketplace featuring 13 tables of treats for purchase, including scarves, Christmas

BOWES FARM ornaments, baking, decorative items for the home, knitted goods, garlic braids and much more. Ten per cent of the sales from each table will be going towards the house tour. Tour attendees can also take advantage of the well-priced meals offered at several participating local restaurants and at St. James Anglican Church. These locations donate a percentage of their sales back to the tour and are listed in the tour booklet. For the CFUW this is their major annual fundraiser. Dollars donated to the tour go to education awards, reading programs, to libraries and more. The CFUW has raised more than $75,000 in the last six years through this popular annual tour – dollars which have all gone towards funding their educational initiatives. The following are small pro¿les of the eight homes featured in the event: • 3 Lewis St. – What began as The Bolt Factory in 1883, this rubble stone building has had a number of uses throughout its diverse history. The designated heritage site, in 1981 was restored to a residential building, featuring high ceilings, creative designs, balconies, some overhanging the Little Tay River. • 15 Lewis St. – The Sym Dupuis House was built in the early 1900s, and was occu-

5 LEWIS STREET pied by the Sym and Dupuis families for more than seven decades. Over the past nearly half a decade the current owners have renovated, expanded and preserved the original Àoor plan and historic feel to the house. The house is a modest, century old labourer’s dwelling. • Tay View Farm (Bowes Side Road) – On the north side of the river this dwelling was built in the 1860s by John Allan, owner of the Tay View Mill located opposite. Antiques, old light ¿xtures, original Àoors, high ceilings are featured throughout. Today the home is a working farmhouse. • 17 Mary St. – Built in 1937, this Cape Cod style home was built by local carpenter Milford Rabb. The original owners lived in the home from 1937 to 1979, the Walker family. Upon their deaths the home was left to the Salvation Army, according to the tour brochure. Subsequently purchased by the

Parks family, a two-story extension was built on in 1987, designed by David Cavalier. Cavalier honoured the original style of the home. Today,

as noted in the brochure, the residence is home to Holly Peckett’s original artwork. • 22 Drummond St. – Exemplifying late 19th century Victorian Italianate architecture this home was built between 1887 and 1888. Features reÀecting this story include “the columned front porch and side porches, the second storey ‘widow’s walk’, the large bay windows and leaded glass ‘piano’ window, a ¿replace, hearth and mantle hand cut from sandstone, an intricately carved Italian marble ¿replace with ornate frieze, matching brass and crystal chandeliers. Original pewter chandelier in the dining room.” • 11 D’Arcy St. Robertson’s Music Hall – Originally built in 1846 for James Robertson, a cordwainer (shoemaker) the Edinburgh town house was lost in order to ¿nance his music hall at 15 D’Arcy. In 1877 Dr. Kennedy, a dentist connected his of¿ce and the house with telephones presented by Melville Bell, the father of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The doctor would later run Perth’s ¿rst phone exchange from the building. In 1946, Colin Farmer converted the house to apartments, however the classic layout and millwork was preserved. The ceiling of the music hall still exists in the at-

tic of 13 D’Arcy St. • 9 Perkins Boulevard – This traditional two storey home may only be 19 years old, however it is a perfect example of the architectural styles displayed in this unique cul-de-sac. The home features spacious rooms, open Àoor plan and central staircase. The Mediterranean-style garden is a view to behold. • 1879 Drummond Concession #1 – Standing for nearly two centuries, the home built by Lieutenant Alexander Fraser in Drummond Township is an example of the masonry skills of Scottish craftsmen of the time. The house, named Anns¿eld, after his wife Ann Earle provided space, style and had the facilities to entertain the elite of the settlement at that time. The annex to the rear was built, according to the tour brochure to accommodate servants. It was completed in 1823 and at the time was “among the best residences in the Perth Military settlement.” Tickets are $30 each and are available (cash or cheque only) in Ottawa (Tivoli Florists), Kingston (Trugs Home), Almonte (Smitten), Smiths Falls (Elizabeth Interiors) and in Perth at Home Furniture. One can also order them by calling 613-267-2270.

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Diamond of a day for Jubilee medal winners Winners from Lanark County honoured at Perth ceremony By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

EMC News – It may be the Queen’s Jubilee year, but Lanark County residents were the ones getting honoured last week. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals were handed out at the Perth Civitan Club hall on Friday, Nov. 16, by Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and the riding’s MPP Randy Hillier. Reid reminded the assembled that Her Majesty was, in British Commonwealth countries, considered to be “the font of all honour,” and was a model for all of her subjects, a model that those being honoured had clearly mirrored. “She has passed up on the life of indulgence that has entrapped so many royal persons in the past,” said Reid. Just as Reid saw Queen Elizabeth as an example, he noted that she too did not have to look too far for selflessness within her own family, in the guise of her father, King George VI, who, after seeing the heroism during the Blitz that rained down on London in the 1940s, created the George Cross. While the Victorian Cross recognizes military heroism, the George Cross recognizes “heroes who were non-combatants.” The Jubilee Medal follows in that tradition. Just as the wearing of a military uniform does not

automatically confer bravery, “the absence of a uniform does not take away the ability for bravery,” said Reid. “The queen has demonstrated a different type of courage (with) the persistent patience (and) giving of one’s time. It is ¿tting that as many such people as possible should be honoured for following in her example.” Hillier noted that about 44 people were being honoured from around Lanark County that day, and that both he and Reid had gone out into the community to seek advice and direction on who was worthy of the award. Hillier echoed Reid’s remarks that, just as the queen had done, those being honoured that day also offered “persistence and patience, the giving of one’s time, to ones who are their neighbours, friends and countrymen. PERTH AREA WINNERS

Andrew Clarke of Balderson served as an air navigator, navigation instructor, and navigation leader for 408 Squadron in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He became the founding chair of the International Peace Academy Committee to train peacekeepers for the United Nations. He was asked to become Secretary of the World Association of Federalists. Leslie Closs of Perth, during his 33-year career, served on three six-month peace missions: the United Nations emergency force II in Egypt,

the United Nations disengagement observer force in the Golan Heights, and with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in the stabilization force headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He retired with the rank of chief warrant of¿cer and has been invested as a member of the Order of Military Merit and awarded the Canadian decoration. Eric Devlin of Perth is a former Perth town councilor, and was once the oldest-serving councilor in Ontario. He is active with the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Perth and is well known volunteer within the community, serving on the local police services board. He is a Canadian Forces veteran, having served in Korea, Japan, Europe and in the Indo-China conÀict. Marcel Giroux of Sharbot Lake served as a teacher for more than 31 years. He was instrumental in the creation of the Sharbot Lake Medical Centre and the Sharbot Lake municipal beach and park. He is also a board member of the Alzheimer’s Society of Kingston. He was part of the group which developed North Frontenac Community Services and has been chair of the amalgamated library boards of Kingston and the County of Frontenac. Gary Hawley of Sharbot Lake has played the organ at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Sharbot Lake for the past 63 years. He has also dedicated 15 of those years to

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MP Scott Reid (left) and MPP Randy Hillier flank Gary Hawley of Sharbot Lake who received his Diamond Jubilee medal last week. help with the church ¿nances. Mary Howes of Parham has held various positions with the Canadian Cancer Society for the past 39 years. She has also been a member of the Grandmothers by the Lake Association, and a member of the Parham Happy Travellers Senior Club for 29 years. She is currently president of the district for the Women’s Institute. David Jacklin of Balderson has produced more than 135 different plays and musicals. He is also a founding member of the Perth Theatre Project, and found of Barn Door Productions. He also helped to build and ¿nance the Studio Theatre in Perth.

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Janice Jacklin of Balderson was a founding member of the Perth Theatre Project, and co-producer of Barn Door Productions. She is the founding artistic director of the Perth Community Choir, the founding director of the Perth Summer Theatre and a founding member of the Perth Performing Arts Committee. Susan Mactaggart of Godfrey founded and current serves as the president of the Bob’s and Crow Lakes Foundation, a registered charity whose mission is to protect the environment through education and citizen-funded projects. Jackie Seaton of Perth is the founder of the Empty

Bowls Project. Through this charitable, artistic endeavor, he has raised more than $150,000 for local charities such as the Food for Thought program, the Perth and District Food Bank and YAK, through the sale of handcrafted bowls. Doug Wiseman of Perth served as the MPP in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 until his retirement in 1990, including serving as a cabinet minister in the government of Bill Davis. Born in Smiths Falls, Wiseman has operated a number of local businesses over the years, and has served as a public school board chair and trustee of St. Paul’s United Church in Perth.


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Free concert helps stock shelves receive numerous amounts of requests from communities for our train to stop and only have a short window of time to accommodate as many communities as we can," he said. "Next year we will be back in Perth and have advised the town." The two trains traveling through Canada and the United States of America will visit a total of 150 communities where free concerts will be given following a corporate donation to the local food bank made by CP at each stop. Since the Holiday Train began in 1999 it has maintained its original objective of reaching out to food banks across the continent in a meaningful way. "We wanted to be able to do more than just write a cheque, we wanted to help raise awareness, support, food and money for this cause," Hrysak said in an email interview. Funds donated to the food bank system are multiplied by Âżve since food bank organization's buying power is stronger than the individual consumer. In the 13 years that the CP Holiday Train has been on the tracks it has raised more than $6.4 million and 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Its program of traveling from coast-to-coast each Christmas season has earned it the distinction of becoming the largest and longest corporate food bank fundraiser of its kind on the continent.

ous concert engagements that have raised over $100,000 for Haiti relief, breast cancer research and children's organizations. Carolyn Barr, manager of the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank thanked Canadian PaciÂżc, the entertainers and the entire community for supporting those in the community who need a helping hand. "Certainly, the donations from the CP Holiday Train does an awful lot to Âżll the cupboards here," Barr added. "It will certainly go a long way to sustaining our ground beef and fresh vegetables." Increasing demand month over month and the onset of the cold winter weather has depleted the food bank's shelves to date. The fundraising push that comes from the Holiday Train and the Build A Mountain of Food each year helps the social service reach out to those struggling to keep heat in their home through the winter months. Barr hopes the donations received will see them through until April 2013. This year's Holiday Train will be traveling from Merrickville to Smiths Falls Nov. 29. From there the train continues to the outer reaches of eastern Ontario in Belleville for a Nov. 30 show. When asked why the Perth show fell off the schedule this year, Kevin Hrysak, spokesperson for Canadian PaciÂżc Canada had this to say: "As you can appreciate we

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EMC Events - The spirit of giving will be making a delivery to Smiths Falls via the rails this month when the annual CP Holiday Train stops for a free musical concert in support of the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. Crowds are urged to come out with their donation to the food bank on Thursday, Nov. 29 for the 8:15 p.m. concert at 63 Victoria Street in Smiths Falls. This year's featured acts include Miss Emily of Kingston and the return of Brothers Dube. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Emily, has the best pipes we have ever heard in an unsigned artist," said Gene Simmons of the band KISS. Miss Emily makes her impression with an Adele-esque vocal power that is truly jaw dropping. This best kept musical secret has been getting out into the music scene this year with shows at the Ottawa Bluesfest and Bobcaygeon Big Music Fest. This eastern Ontario artist has started work on her Âżrst CD with the assistance of The Tragically Hip's, Gord Sinclair. The Brothers Dube will return to the Holiday Train stage for the second year in a row. These teenage artists got their start by uploading their mother's favourite songs on YouTube for her to enjoy during her battle with cancer. After her death the boys decided they wanted to use their musical talents to give back and have done so with numer-

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CREATIVE MINDS Winners of the Branch 244 Perth Posters, Poems and Essays Contest are pictured from left to right, front row: Samuel Keaton Popplewell, Kendra Parks, Kira Peskett, Nisha Bova, Taylor Labelle. Middle row: Braeden Wright, Osten Gibson, Jacob Truelove, Emma Kealy, Gabrielle Maria Culham-Putnoki. Back row: Legion President Jim Boldt, Elizabeth Gallant, Annmarie Rose Stranberg, Samuel Kuhn, Luke Nicholas Goralczyk, Emily Pettigrew, Legion Poppy Campaign Chair Eric Devlin, Contest Chair Don Boudreau. The contest is a Legion Ontario Provincial Command initiative that is held each year just prior to Remembrance Day by Legion branches throughout the province. It is part of the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth and Education program, meant to foster an understanding of the sacriďŹ ces made by men and women in all the major wars. Winners can move on through various levels to the national event.

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New model for Perth family of schools to be realized in 2014 EMC News - The Upper Canada District School Board will move ahead with plans to introduce a transition for the Perth Family of Schools to a grade K-6 and 7-12 model, effective September 2014. Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) will transition to a 7-12 high school, while Drummond Central School, Glen Tay Public School, Maple Grove Public School, North Elmsley Public School, Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, and The Stewart School will transition from grades K-8 to grades K-6. The decision to proceed follows the board meeting recent meeting. With Building 2020 now complete, there are only three remaining school families with K-8 and 9-12 grade structures; namely, Perth, Smiths Falls, and Vankleek Hill. A transition to grades 7-12

at PDCI was not originally approved by trustees through the 2007-08 Boundary 2020 Review because of limited classroom space that was available at the school. However, there is sufÂżcient space now available at PDCI to accommodate grades 7-12. This is attributed to an unanticipated decline in enrolment at PDCI following the introduction, several years ago, of grades 7-12 at St. John Catholic High School across town. An Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) is not required for the Perth Family of Schools because, in accordance with Ministry guidelines, less than 50 per cent of any schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrolment would be affected by this transition. Following Boundary 2020, there has been a general endorsement by the board of the educational value that results from K-6 and 7-12 school structures. The conÂżrmation

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EMC Sports – The Blue Devils from Perth and District Collegiate Institute are heading to Stratford this week to further their volleyball prowess as they take a crack on the court in the provincial championships this week. It was an emotional win for coach Donna Rumball, who forfeited coaching retirement to see her oldest team members through the ranks. “The guys had to put together everything we have worked on and play as a team to win, and they did,” she said after claiming the EOSSAA championship in Brockville last week over the host, and number one seed, St. Mary Catholic High School. “I have to admit, I did have a wee tear.” After earning an impressive EOSSAA championship, Rumball says she’s pretty excited to see this team perform at the provincials. This is her last year as a coach at the high school… for sure this time. She says she’s “sure glad they did” when talking about her senior boys volleyball team and their parents, who

coaxed her back to the court after her retirement a year ago last spring. “I retired early from teaching June 2011,” she said. “I wanted to follow through for last year’s graduates, so I promised to coach just one more year – fall of 2011. After that season there were still ¿ve returning players on the team for two years and they – and their parents – convinced me to come back.” The rookies are still hounding her to return, but “not a chance,” she says. In the meantime, she’s gearing up for Thursday, when the Blue Devils take to the road for a three-day performance at the Stratford Agriplex with round-robin play getting underway on Thursday at 9 a.m. They are seeded 12th in Ontario. “I thought we would be seeded a little higher but 12th out of 20 in the province is still decent,” she said. “Seeding province-wide is a dif¿cult task. (It) doesn’t really matter in the end; you still have to ‘show up’ for every match.” At EOSSAA, they were seeded third. After dropping one match and winning the

next, the Blue Devils placed second in their pool. They then faced the defending champions, Loyalist, in the semi ¿nals and pummeled them 25-14 and 25- 22. The ¿nals matched the team against St. Mary – the team they lost to in pool play. The Blue Devils came out strong, fought hard, and most of all, played as a team, to win the EOSSAA championships in two straight, 25-22 and 25-21. Her hopes at OFSAA? “Win or lose, play their best, play like they can.” Rumball has been coaching volleyball for 31 years. Now she has obtained her level one refereeing badge and intends to continue to further that aspect of her new game plan. After retirement, she said she wanted to become fully certi¿ed to referee volleyball, supply teach and do some travelling. She of¿ciated at the club nationals last May and said she loved it. “Now I would like to advance up the ref¿ng ranks,” she said. “(I’ve) enrolled in the provincial (next level) upgrade program.”

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GETTING A LIFT FROM HER TEAM PDCI’s senior boys volleyball team earned the EOSSAA championship for AA schools at St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville last week. Here team members Justin James, Eli Woods, Alex Fillipoff, Thomas Inwood and Cameron Ogilvie hoist coach Donna Rumball.

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day. Winners were presented with the Bambi Trophy by Karen Wilson. Winning team members included: Cheryl Wood, Donna Hurbutise, Chelsea Ferrier and Jane Williams (guest). Second place, Karen Wilson, Donna Byrne, Maggie Leach and Sylvia Ott-

83&20,1*+20(*$0(6 Friday, November 23rd @ 7:45pm vs Arnprior Packers Join us Nov 23rd for the Perth Kia “Fill a Soul to Feed a Soul” event and our St. John’s Elementary School mini-game intermission. Bring your non-perishable food items to fill the soul in support of the Perth & District Food Bank.

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ATOM B TOURNAMENT ACTION The Atom Bs of Lanark and Perth held a tournament on the weekend. In pool 1 semi final action on the A side, St. Isidore won 12-0 over the Kanata Ice Bullets, and the Perth Lanark Wings B3 lost 8-0 to the Brockville Braves. In Pool 2 action, A side semi finals saw the Kanata Ice Hawks drop a 3-2 decision to West End Wolf Pack but not before a double shootout. On the B side, the Perth Lanark Wings B1 won 4-0 over Cumberland. The finals were held in Lanark Arena. On the A side, St. Isidore won 8-0 over West End, and Brockville earned an 8-4 win over the Perth Lanark Wings B1 team.

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EMC Sports - The Renfrew Timberwolves were nipping at the wings of the Perth Jr. B hockey team Friday night, but the Blue Wings managed to keep ahead of the visitors and handed them a 4-2 loss in EOJHL action Friday at home. Perth remains at the top of the Valley League standings despite a Sunday afternoon loss to the second-placed Arnprior Packers, but have a retribution game on Friday when they host the Packers at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Perth opened the scoring with Mike Smyth’s goal on the powerplay from Shawn McGillivary and Andrew Davis at the 4:29 mark of the ¿rst period. Renfrew answered back to tie the game with less than two minutes left in the ¿rst frame. Into the second, it took ¿ve minutes before Renfrew could go ahead, but it was short lived as about a minute later, Perth tied the game, and went on to seal the victory with two more goals. McGillivary from Smyth

and Brett Madigan had the equalizer, with Brad McDonald scoring the winner from Tanner Knight and Blair Barr before the end of the second. A lone goal from Davis in the third, with assists from Barr and Riley Kane added insurance in the 4-2 win with Jeremy Wright in the pipes. Arnprior claimed a 7-4 win on Sunday with leads at the breaks of 3-1 and 5-3. Madigan had the only goal for Perth in the ¿rst with assists from Kane and Smyth. In the second, it was Barr from Smyth and Knight just two minutes into the period, and Smyth ended the second on the powerplay from McGillivary and Kane. The lone goal for Perth in the third period came from Madigan with the man-advantage. He was assisted by Knight and Blair. Jason Shaw was in nets for Perth with Kyle Lamothe earning the Packers win. Perth plays host to two games this weekend – Friday the Packers are intown and Sunday afternoon, Gatineau will be entertained by the Blue Wings in a 1:45 p.m. tilt.

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Gwen Kyle, volunteer at GWM Hospital, prepares to circulate through the second floor to offer meal assistance to patients.

Meal assist program appreciated, needed The routine on the third Àoor differs slightly, only because some of the patients are longer term than those on the second. A volunteer might see a patient over a number of weeks and this affords a chance to get to know that patient, to learn his or her name and their preferences, likes and dislikes. The volunteer will be able to comment on a new family photo on the bedside table or a recent haircut, be able to visit a bit longer, or offer a cup of tea to the patient’s visitor. She will be able to pass along to the nursing staff any information that might assist them, for instance if a patient has eaten little or none of the meal provided. Meal Assist volunteers learn to strike that sensitive balance between being helpful while still respecting the independence and dignity of the patient. The Meal Assistance Program is an energetic and rewarding volunteer program within our community hospital, and it is appreciated by patients, family members and nursing staff alike. When asked what equipment a Meal Assist Volunteer needs to do her job, Josie Buckland, a four-year volunteer with the program on the third Àoor smiled and said, “Just a good pair of running shoes!” This and other worthwhile programs convened by the Auxiliary to the Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth are always looking for additional volunteers. For information, contact Cathy Green in Human Resources at the hospital at cgreen@psfdh.on.ca or 613-267-1500 Ext. 4265

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BELL DONATIONS TO HOSPITAL Paul and Sheila Lattin are long standing volunteers at the Great War Memorial site of the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital and thanks to the Bell Canada Employee Giving Program the GWM Foundation has received their contributions for the past eight years. This year The Lattins have reached a total of $20,000, showing that their time truly does make a difference.

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The Auxiliary of the Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth celebrates its 90th Anniversary this year. To mark this milestone of service, the Courier is featuring a series on the various programs and services that the Auxiliary provides to enhance patient care in our community hospital. EMC News - One of the many appreciated programs of the Auxiliary to the Great War Memorial Hospital is the Meal Assistance program that is carried out over the lunch hour every day. Volunteers are on hand to circulate through the patient rooms on the second and third Àoors offering assistance and even feeding the occasional patient that is unable to help themselves when the tray arrives. (Each volunteer involved in this program takes a training program provided by the hospital to learn the techniques of care and safety in feeding.) A typical luncheon shift covering the second Àoor begins about 11:30 a.m., when the volunteer circulates once through the rooms, checking to re¿ll water glasses or offer juice or ginger ale, and assessing the need for assistance among the approximately twenty-¿ve patients. Lunch arrives at about 11:45 a.m. and after it is delivered, the volunteer makes a second sweep of the Àoor, assisting in whatever way is appropriate. This might include moving the table into a more accessible position, raising the bed or adjusting the pillow so that the patient can sit up closer to the tray, removing lids from containers, right up to feeding the more incapacitated patient. Sometimes a patient might request a yogurt rather than the pudding provided, or a different Àavour of jam, and the volunteer, after checking at the Nursing Station to be sure this is allowed, can bring one from the kitchenette on the Àoor. An important part of the interaction is the two or three minute visit with each patient. The entire shift takes about an hour and a half. Gwen Kyle, who has been volunteering at lunchtime in the Meal Assist Program for two years now says, “I volunteer in this capacity twice a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I enjoy it very much – in fact, I wish I’d started sooner! The patients are very appreciative.”

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Did you know? EMC News - A couple of years ago the municipalities in Lanark County, together with law enforcement ofÂżcials, various interested agencies including addiction counselling services and the health unit, started discussing the problems of alcohol and drug addiction in our communities. Drummond North Elmsley, Tay Valley and Perth formed a joint Municipal Drug Strategy Committee to work towards the goal of a drug free community. On our committee we have representatives from the three municipalities, both Perth Police and OPP, representatives from our local high schools, YAK and interested members of the public. We meet about ten times a year to learn about the issues particular to us and try to share information about, what we call, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Four Pillar Strategyâ&#x20AC;? which looks at the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement/ criminal justice. Prevention: Many different issues contribute to the incidence of alcohol and/or substance misuse. Prevention initiatives can include the

promotion of healthy families and communities, preventing or delaying the onset of substance use, strengthening resiliency in families, children and youth, and reducing harm associated with substance use. Treatment services are sadly limited in our area, but they are here to help individuals come to terms with their alcohol and/or substance misuse, and make healthy changes that make it possible for them to reach their goals. Services range in both duration and intensity of treatment. Services offered may include outpatient and peer-based counseling, methadone programs, daytime and residential treatment and ongoing medical care. Harm Reduction is a healthcentred approach with the goal of reducing the health and social harms related to alcohol and substance misuse. Harm reduction focuses on reducing the spread of communicable diseases, preventing overdose deaths, increasing a substance userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contact with health care services or treatment programs and reducing consumption of drugs on the street.

Enforcement: Excessive alcohol consumption and drug use can pose a threat to public order and safety. Under current federal legislation, enforcement activities target all hierarchal levels, from the street level user to organized crime distributors. Given that police often have a signiÂżcant degree of contact with individuals who misuse substances, enforcement also serves to improve coordination with health services and agencies that link drug users to the help and support that they may need. The Drummond North Elmsley, Tay Valley and Perth Municipal Drug Strategy Committee has worked on a number of initiatives since its inception that have included information booths at MapleFest, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Help Pensâ&#x20AC;? that have been distributed throughout our communities and a series of articles on alcohol and drug misuse that will continue into 2013. Our committee welcomes new members, partnerships and collaborations to achieve our goals. Submitted by Susan Freeman

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Dec. 1. There is still time to sign up. The class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Cost is $20 for the class and $10 for ingredients. Featured are Healthy Christmas ideas with dairy free and gluten free foods. Please call Judy 273-7507 for information or Freda 2732571 to register. These classes are sponsored by The Ranch Retreat www.theranchretreat.ca

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Grace Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell (inset) reads from her new book MagniďŹ ed World during the author reading event held at Backbeat Books & Music in Perth on Nov. 17. Backbeat Books & Music owner, John Pigeau, introduced spectators to the authors, Grace Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Tanis Rideout and Michael Blouin, who had travelled from Toronto and Kemptville to participate in an author reading.

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We would like to formally invite all of our friends and family to join us at the Timber Run Golf Course on Friday November 23rd to celebrate our 30th birthdays! Party begins at 8 pm! Kevin Carnrite will be spinnin’ the tunes! See y’all there! Dawn Martin, Jenni Crosbie-Yuill, Josh McDougall and Scott McDonald

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25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY November 27, 1987 - 2012 Bill and Penny Harper Congratulations from all your family and friends CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Carol Ann Skelding Who died on November 4, 2012 Will be held at The Baldachin Ballroom, Merrickville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 Please bring and share your memories of Carol

We are very proud to introduce our grandson Cruze Micheal Charles Matthews Cruze’s Mom & Dad (Laura & Micheal), were blessed with his arrival on Tuesday Sept. 11/12 at 10:48 am, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. Do we think he’s precious…absolutely! Debbie & David Matthews

MASTER/CORPORAL MARK ANTHONY (TONY) O’NEILL After 29 years, 4 months Tony has retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. His first posting was to CFB Kingston, ON as a Radio Operator with the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment, later remustering to Finance Clerk and posted to Kingston Base Headquarters. The next posting was to CFS Debert, NS, as a Finance Clerk. Tony was then posted to CFB Borden, ON where he worked at Headquarters, the Base Hospital and Regional Cadet Support Unit Headquarters in the Movement Section. Tony finished his career with Director of Military Pay and Process (DMPAP) in Ottawa. Tony was presented with a Certificate of Service and a Canadian Flag by Captain Bedard. Tony chose to proudly fly his flag on the Town Hall in his home town of Perth. Your family and friends congratulate you for your successful career in the Armed Forces and thank you for your dedicated service

Join us for a Retirement Celebration Tea for Barbara Courtney After 42 years of dedicated nursing care, she has decided to hang up her cap! If she has touched your life please join us at St. James Catholic Church Hall 14608 Hwy 38, Sharbot Lake Friday November 30th 7-9 pm Coffee, tea and desserts

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The family of the late Esther Joan Durant would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for all the kindness and support given to Joan during her battle with cancer. Saint Elizabeth nursing staff and Bayshore services were very much appreciated. Family members and friends that spent many hours at her bedside were always willing to assist without being asked. The services provided by Lannin Funeral home throughout the ordeal was excellent. Thanks to Rev Albert Hoppins for his words of comfort during the service. A sincere thank you to the friends and neighbours who attended the wake and funeral. I am sure Joan would be the first to say thank you. I also say thank you. Alfred Durant and families THE EMC - 49 - Thursday, November 22, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! (Barb Dolan) November 21st, 2012 Love Cindy, Jim and Laurie

Wow, What a Party!!! I wish to thank everyone who attended my surprise 50th Birthday Party. The gifts, flowers, tickets and cards were greatly appreciated. It was such a warm feeling to be part of a wonderful group of close family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. I would like to thank Philip, Caitlin, Corey, Blake and Julia for always being there. A special thanks to Rose and Wayne, Deb and Sam, Diane, Kim and Mark and my ever supportive family. To Cody the D.J. who kept the nite rockin, thank you. Cindy Warwick

HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY DALE FOSTER November 26, 2012 Love from family and friends

BOYCE - In memory of a dear sister-in-law, Marlene (Lowry) Boyce who passed away November 24, 2010. Those we love don’t go away They will be beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear In our memories forever, Allan, Barb, Greg and Michael Brydges


We would like to extend a sincere thank you to friends and family who helped us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on October 27, 2012. The cards, gifts, and best wishes were greatly appreciated. A special thank you to our sons Kerry (Natalie), Kevin (Cristiana) and Trevor (Cindy) for organizing such a wonderful party, our granddaughter Jessica for the decorations, and the women at the Perth Golf Course for a delicious luncheon. With gratitude, Sandy and Lorna Deachman

On September 15, 2012 in the beautiful St. John’s Anglican Church, Smiths Falls, Marla Shook and Shawn Dowdall exchanged their marriage vows. Happy and proud parents of the bride and groom are Stephen and Nancy Shook, Wayne and Willa Dowdall. Many thanks to our many friends and family, and all those involved in our special day.

GRADUATION Congratulations Cara-Jane Meaghan Thomson, graduating from Algonquin College, Ottawa (Paralegal Program), having achieved Dean’s Honour List with 3.74 average and accepting a position with the Criminal Law firm of Engel and Associates Professional Corporation, Ottawa. We are proud of you achieving another successful goal on your journey. We look forward to seeing your next accomplishment. Continual Blessings and Love Momma, Brandon, Gord and Nancy Justin and family and Pat P.

THANK YOU The family of the late Keith Flegg would like to thank our family and friends for their support, food, cards, flowers and donations. A very special thank you to Lannin Funeral Home for their help and kindness and to Reverend Peter Woods for a wonderful service. Also would like to thank the Legion Colour Guards for the evening service. We would also like to give a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at the Smiths Falls Hospital and would like to thank the Ladies Auxiliary Branch 95 for the luncheon after the service. We would also like to thank Cathy Bedford for the aftercare services she provided. Elaine Whiten and families

DAVID KAYSER Mary Dexter-Kayser and Jim Kayser are extremely proud to announce the graduation of their son David Kayser. In May 2010 David graduated from the University of Guelph/Kemptville Campus with his Industrial Welding and Fabrication Certificate. In November 2012 David graduated from Algonquin College in Mechanical Technician – Toolmaking. David’s parents and his sister Laura are very proud of his accomplishments. Congratulations David! THE EMC - 50 - Thursday, November 22, 2012

THANK YOU Thanks to my children and Mary Lynn for putting on my 80th Birthday Party, a job well done. Ruth for bringing the cake and also the ladies of the Newbliss Church for the fine luncheon. Gifts, cards and phone calls. Thank you all, Ken Orr

I wish to thank everyone who contributed to and shared in my retirement party. What a wonderful night! Thanks to Dennis, Peggy and staff at the Smiths Falls Golf Course for the great meal and service. To Judy and Sue for hosting and all the surprises, thank you. A sincere thanks to my family, friends and co-workers, past and present for the gifts and tributes and for all the love and support over the years. Barb Cyr

VIRTUE - In loving memory of our sister, Marie Virtue, who passed away November 22, 1988. The days are gone we used to share But in our hearts you’re always there. The door of memories will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows. So wherever we go, whatever we do, We will always love and remember you. In our hearts forever Betty, Emma, Esther, Edith and Maxine and families

BARNETT, Janice - In loving memory of a dear sister, who passed away November 22, 2007. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, But missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. We hold you tightly within our hearts, And there you will remain, Life has gone on without you, But never will be the same. For those who still have a sister, Treat her with tender care, You will never know the emptiness, As when you turn and she’s not there. Lovingly remembered Linda, Art, Greg, Tara, Sherry, Adam, Gage

DRYNAN, Orville - In remembrance of a dear Dad and Grandpa who passed away November 20th, 1994. There is a corner in our hearts We keep it just for you, As long as life and memory last We’ll love and remember you. Always, Deb, Doug & Erin

CHARTRAND Carol Ann

October 28, 1934 - November 14, 2012 Carol passed away peacefully in hospital, on Wednesday November 14, 2012 at the age of 78, surrounded by her loving family after a hard fought battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Charles Chartrand and the late John Uherek. Cherished mother of Cathy (Dave Knox), Chris (Carol Uherek), Lynne (Grant Staley), Joanne (Mike Savard), and Charlene (Steve Sweeney). Much loved sister to Pat Berner. Adoring grandmother of Kevin, Brianna (Stephane), Brent, Graeden , Ryan, Vanessa, Jessica, Daley, Sean, Mike and Sam. Great grandmother to Julia and Charlie. Carol will also be missed by her loyal companion Ollie. Carol loved her golf and will be missed by her good friends in the church choir. Thank you to all the caregivers, especially Dr. Marc Marion, Dr. Christina Fernandez and the staff at the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital. Mom, you will always be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Sunday November 18, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral service Monday at Zion-Memorial United Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. James Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.barkerfh.com

D’Eon Frances Mary D’Eon Frances always felt so blessed and her life was a prayer of thanksgiving to God. Passed away peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the age of 91. Beloved wife and best friend of Bernie for more than 60 years. Loving and devoted mother of Marcel (Jocelyn) of Saskatoon, Cille (Rob) Harris of Ottawa, Jenny (Dave) Salte of Port Elmsley and Cathy (Peter) Joyce of Orleans. Frances was a proud grandmother to Marc, Paulette, Luc, David, Michael, Richard, Jeffrey, Andrew, Leia, Myra, Dayna, Lisa, Sarah and Kevin and great-grandmother of Emilia, Elizabeth Joy, Marianna, Athan and +1 on the way. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Theresa Kardynal and Clara Cosco and is being welcomed into heaven by Jesus and her mother, father, as well as her other 10 brothers and sisters. Frances will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in the Perth, Ottawa and surrounding communities, especially those she touched through her teaching vocation. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth, on Thursday, November 22, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 33 Wilson St. E., Perth at 11 o’clock. Private interment will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Partners in the Horn of Africa, Companions of the Cross, or L’Arche Canada Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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CARD OF THANKS The family of the late Ernie Bradley would like to thank family, friends, and neighbours for their many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy in the loss of our father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. Thank you for the phone calls and visits during Dad’s hospital stay, and to some very special nurses for making us all feel cared for. The many cards, online condolences, memorial donations, flowers and food were greatly appreciated. Thanks to his boys for honouring ‘Old Ern’. Thank you to Lannin Funeral Home for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Chris and Cathy for their kindness and humour during a difficult time. Mary, Donna, Barry and Pat, David and Shelly, Debbie and families


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Capt. Peter Noonan December 14, 1936 - November 14, 2012 Born in Perth, Ontario, died of cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He leaves to mourn his wife Sylvia Hrycyn. Son of the late Florence Smiley and Arthur Noonan. Survived by his sister Heather (John McGrath) and his nephew Darcy (Erin White) of Pembroke. He also leaves to mourn relatives in Perth, Brockville, Arnprior, Ottawa, Toronto and Costa Rica. Peter had a successful career in the R.C.A.F. flying the F-86. He retired from Air Canada after 28 years of service as captain on the 767. The familly will receive condolences Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a reception. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Montreal Gazette website Centre Funeraire Cote des Neiges Funeral Homes 514-342-8000 4525 Cote des Neiges Rd., Mtl. www.dignitequebec.com

Livingstone Hazel M. Livingstone, (nee Gould) Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Friday November 15th, 2012 in her 100th year. Hazel was predeceased by her parents Nellie and John Gould, husband Clarence (1998), son Jack (2001), brothers Jack and George Gould, sister Violet (Clarence) MacMillan, sisters-in-law and fellow Lanark Lodge residents Edith (Jack) White, and Gertrude (Harold) Rothwell, brothers-in-law George (Anne) Livingstone and Allan (Bertha) Livingstone and dear niece Beth (Bob) Bloomfield. She will be sadly missed by her beloved daughter Marilyn and her husband Gordon “Bud” Emery, her one and only grandson Adam Cole Livingstone, her sister-in-law Pearl Gould, many nieces and nephews and dear friends among the residents and staff at Lanark Lodge. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth Sunday November 18th, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Monday at 11:00 A.M. immediately followed by a reception. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

November 16, 1935 - November 15, 2012 Don Buchanan, beloved husband of Lois Buchanan of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 15, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Besides his loving wife of fifty-four years, Don is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Donna Buchanan and Steven and Kathy Buchanan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Dave Linstead and Heather and Rob Higman; twelve grandchildren, James, Jennifer, Ryan, Kyle, Amanda, Chris, Curtis, Carla, Brendon, Brittany, Emma and Liam. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Greta Buchanan. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www. mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Donald Buchanan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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Linda Peacefully at home with family by her side on Thursday, November 15, 2012, Linda age 63 years. Loving mother of Kevin, Tina and Carlin (Teri). Grandmother to Barrett and Jonathon. Fondly remembered by her mother Helen Young. Loving siser to James (Carolyn), David, Cathy (Mike Cole), Tommy (Kathy) and Richard. Best friend of 53 years to Lindalee Norris. The family wish to send a special thank you to Cheryl Clark Van Iterson for all her loving support. Linda will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at the Civitan in Smiths Falls on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 6 o’clock. Donations in memory of Linda to the CHEO Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Heather Vandusen with her family by her side on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Kingston General Hospital in her 64th year. Cherished wife of Bill Lowry and Loving Mother of Todd Lowry and his fiance Erin Pryor. Dear daughter of Claud Vandusen and the late Wilma Vandusen, stepdaughter of Gladys Vandusen and daughter-in-law of Wilma Lowry. Loved sister of Paul (Gail), David, Donald (Sandra), Pauline (Ron). Dear aunt of Brad Swayne, Lisa Vandusen, Lianne Vandusen (Andrew), Beth Bowes (Adam), Lance Swayne (Jodi). Remembered fondly by Ron and Nancy Lowry, their sons Shawn, Scott and families. A private family interment will take place in Smiths Falls on November 24th. A celebration of her life will be at a later date. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to her fondest charity The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A. Napanee Branch) which can be placed directly or through the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Box 324, Odessa, K0H 2H0 613-386-7373.

Dale Kenneth Sweeney It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dale, in hospital, Perth, on Friday, November 2, 2012. Dale Sweeney, of Ompah, in his 56th year. Cherished and respected father to Bradley, Dale was the beloved son of Eric (late Eleanore) Sweeney (née Shanks). Sadly missed and forever remembered by his sisters, Wanda (Derrel Duncalfe), and Crystal, Dale was a treasured and much loved uncle to Ashley, Shannon, and Jayme (Megan). He will be fondly remembered by his extended family, and many many friends. To honour Dale’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private interment to be held at a later date, at Ompah Cemetery. Dale’s family invite everyone to a celebration of his life, to be held on Saturday, November 24th, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Clar-Mil Hall, in Plevna. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund set up for Bradley, would be appreciated. Mr. Sweeney’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082.

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

MacDonald Elizabeth A. “Betty” MacDonald Peacefully, at home with her family by her side on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 Elizabeth (Seiferling) MacDonald in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Campbell MacDonald. Loving mother of Michael, Hugh (Susan), Betty (Gerry) Nolan, Joan MacDonald (Jim Anderson) and the late Mary Alexandra ‘Sandy’. Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Betty will be sadly missed by all her brothers and sisters and their families, her extended family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth, on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 P.M. prayers were held at 6:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ferguson’s Falls, Ontario. In remembrance, contributions to Canadian Food for Children would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

BARNETT Janice Theresa July 22, 1952 November 22, 2007 It has been 5 years since you left A silent thought, A secret tear, Keeps your memory ever dear. Time takes away the edge of grief, But memory turns back every leaf We miss you Jim, Chevy and Buffy

PEARSON, Brett Michael May 7 1990 November 20, 2006 Through your precious life, you have given us ‘The Brett Pearson Run for Your Life’. You have saved many lives my dear son. I miss you so much, think of you always. Thank you for the love we shared Still growing in my heart every day. Love forever, Mom and Dennis

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Kyle Simpson February 5, 1990 - November 28, 2009 We who loved you sadly miss you As it dawns another year In our lonely hours of thinking Thoughts of you are always near Love you and miss you Trudi, Amy, Krista and Nathaniel

GORDON – In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother Phyllis who passed away November 24, 2010. Heaven Needed Mom So many things of Mom I miss, Her gentle hug and tender kiss. I still can feel her warm embrace, And picture yet her loving face. A mothers’ tasks are never done, And Heaven must have needed one. For angels came and took her hand, And led her to God’s promised land. She’s surely kept quite busy there, While brushing little angels’ hair. And making sure they’re dressed just right, Not staying out too late at night. Although there’s sadness, this I know, She’s waiting there, her face aglow. I close my eyes and I can see, Her arms still open wide for me. Always loved and remembered Daughter Mary and Bill Son Bernie and Faye and families

CONNOLLY, Lloyd November 23, 2002 Ten years since that sad day The one I loved was called away God took him home, it was His will But in my heart, he liveth still. Never forgotten, Mary

DAGENAIS, Denise M. In loving memory of a dear sister who passed away November 28, 2003. One morning I found you in eternal sleep; I tried to wake you as I began to weep, But all my pleas you could not hear; Oh if I could have only kept you near, Away from the voices of those who went before, Who beckoned you to come to that distant shore. Although I cry and stand grief-stricken by your grave, I promise not to forget the loving memories you gave; But still I miss you so very much my sister dear, And your caring words I once again long to hear; My heart’s only solace is one day I will see you as before, Beckoning me to come join you on that white distant shore. Love Dar

GIFF, Reg - In loving memory of a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who was called to heaven 10 years ago on November 22, 2002. We miss you in so many ways, We miss the things you used to say, And when family times we do recall, It’s then we miss you most of all. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day Remembrance keeps you near. Always in our thoughts Forever in our hearts Love, Erma, Wendy, Dee, Justin & Brianne

DUFFY - In memory of Billy, January 26, 1983November 25, 2008. You Never Said Goodbye. You never said “I’m leaving”, You never said goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knew why. A million times we needed you A million times we cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place, That no one else can fill. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God took you Home. Never forgotten Dad, Tammy and Alanah

CURRAN - In loving memory of Chris Curran, August 12, 1964 - November 27, 2011. You are not forgotten We miss you in so many ways We miss the things you used to say Looking back with memories upon the path you trod We bless the time we had with you And leave the rest to God. The Curran and McQuatt Families

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CONNOLLY, Lloyd November 23, 2002 God took the strength of a mountain The majesty of a tree The warmth of a summer sun The calm of a quiet sea The generous soul of nature The comforting arm of night The wisdom of the ages The power of the eagles flight The joy of morning in spring The faith of a mustard seed The patience of eternity The depth of a family need Then God combined these qualities When there was nothing more to add He knew His masterpiece was complete And so, he called it......’Dad’ Lovingly remembered, Lorie

Leonard S. Robertson Sept. 12, 1930 – Nov. 24, 2011 In loving memory of a devoted husband, father and grandpa who passed away on November 24, 2011.

Chris Curran - August 12, 1964 - November 27, 2011 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, With which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping We have you in our heart. Love Mom, Kevin and Amy xoxo

22nd 1986 - Eccles, Gladys 1988 - McDougall, Sarah Ann 1992 - Robinson, Thelma Lillian 2001- Smithson, Herbert Arnold 2009 - Green, Robert Joseph “Bob” 23rd 1985 - Boal, William Clarence 1991 - Leach, Frederick James 1995 - Kelly, Alonzo Michael Joseph 2002 - Connolly, Lloyd Francois 2007 - Smith, Eva Leona 24th 1973 - MacDonald, Susan Evelyn 1988 - Hampel, Archibald Oscar 1994 - McGregor, James Patrick 2006 - Hamilton, Ivan 2007 - Hepworth, Margaret Agnus 25th 1973 - Raycroft, Robert Delmer 1987 - Byrne, Helena Mary Ellen

BEATH John Howard Shirley Marie “Jack” (nee Biggs) December 24, 1924 October 13, 1929 November 21, 2005 May 1, 2008 Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you’re always there. Greatly missed and never to be forgotten Love your family

Forever in our hearts Greatly missed Love Barb, Heather and Brad, Barb, Jeff and Victoria

NOVEMBER 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”.

1995 - McLean, Edward Charles “Rocky” 1995 - Jackson, Ashton Luscome 2003 - Bassingthwaite, Gordon Feltom 26th 1991 - Lawlor, Joseph Stephen 1994 - Foster, Robert Neil 1996 - Branje, Harry 1996 - Houston, Gordon Hazen 2007 - Kirk, Margaret Emeline “Emmy” 2008 - Goldthorpe, Victor James 2010 - Holmes, Robert Norman 27th 1981 - Gleason, Honorah Mary “Nora” 1988 - Fulton, Annabell 1996 - Taylor, Ethel Jean 2009 - Wray, David Michael 28th 2008 - Wark, Margaret Edyth

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

Kyle Simpson February 5, 1990 - November 28, 2009 More and more each day we miss him Friends may think the wound is healed But they little know the sorrow Lies within our hearts concealed Love you forever Dad and Mom

Summer is gone, And now it’s Fall, Which brings back memories, Saddest of all. Each morning when we awake, Knowing you are gone, No one knows our heartache, As we carry on. Our hearts ache with sadness, And secret tears still flow, What losing you has meant to us, No one will ever know. Our thoughts are always about you, Your place no one else will ever fill. In life we loved you dearly, And we always will.

Keith Hobbs October 4, 1932 - November 20, 2009 We think about you always, We talk about you still, You have never been forgotten, And you never will. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk and guide us through our lives Until we meet again. Your loving Family THE EMC - 52 - Thursday, November 22, 2012

CURRAN - In loving memory of Chris Curran, November 27, 2011. One minute you were here, the next you were taken. No warning, no chance to say goodbye, you were gone. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t thought of you, missed you, and cried that I don’t have you with me anymore. I am thankful that I have so many memories of the life we shared. That and knowing you would want us to keep making more with you in our hearts is what keeps me going. Hunting season was your favourite time of year. So we went out and hunted and ran your Beagles. Laughed, joked, and spoke and thought of you often, you were missed but not forgotten. You will never be forgotten. You will always be missed and loved by the people that knew and cared about you. Love, Kim

JACQUES, Raymond Jr. - In loving memory of my son who passed away November 26, 1988 24 years today my son was called To his eternal rest; Gone, where the angels sing so sweet, And taken when God knew best, I miss him here so very much, His presence oft seems nigh, But I hope in Heaven to meet Where no one says goodbye. Love Dad


SADLER - In loving memory of a Dear Husband, Father and Grandfather, Russell Allen, who passed away November 21, 2000. We think of you in silence And make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you, Only those who loved you know. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. It’s the pain of losing you, That will never go away. Margaret and Family

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

Looking for a reliable pre-owned appliance? Visit Street Flea Market Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm 613-284-2000 5 Miles South of Smiths Falls Hwy 15 @ Bay Rd.

Panasonic Genius Countertop style microwave, many features, $65.00. Kenmore Elite Range Hood. $125.00. 613-284-1700. Snow tires, 215/70R16, not on rims, Avalanche X-Treme, used on 2000 Rav4, excellent shape. Asking $30 each. 613-256-3952. Snow tires. 4 Firestone Winterforce 15’ with steel rims. Fit Honda Civic or similar. Firm at only $375. (613)836-0007. Michelin Snow Tires on Rims. 195-60-15 used for 2 seasons. $300.00 firm 613-485-6680

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Bath Tub Chair Lift, Neptune model. Value is $900, 1 year old, asking $600 o.b.o. Call 613-283-5738. Bedroom furniture- 9 drawer bureau, highboy, 2 night tables, $200 for set; 2 adult bicycles (1 man’s, 1 woman’s) $75 each; interior door 25x80, $20. 613-283-8653.

Dry mixed hardwood, cut and split, delivered in Almonte, Carleton Place area. $105/face cord. Minimum order 2 face cord. Volume discount. Call 613-256-4456.

Firewood, all hardwood $85/face cord also straight hard maple $90/face cord, softwood mixed, $65/face cord. Delivery available. 613-285-1547. Firewood, all hardwood, cut, split, clean, no debris, will deliver, buy now, $300 a cubic, HST included; Tree removal. (613)264-5454 or 812-5454 Tyler. Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

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2008 Ford Taurus LTD 121238A Leather, sunroof, 6 cyl, local trade, 143,000km - $11,394

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 3.3 AWD (Blue) 3.3L V6 103,000km - $16,394

2009 TOYOTA RAV 4 121362A Red, 4X4, Clean 4cyl., local trade in 89,000kms $17,394 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 11913A 4 cyl., auto, reliable, fuel efficient, 73,000km - $11,894 2007 GMC Sierra P7263 Ext cab 4x4 low, low kms, 50,000km $17,900 DAILY RENTAL 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5S 13475A Local trade in, 110,000km - $8,599

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2005 JEEP LIBERTY LTD 4x4 loaded, local trade in 114,000 km - $8,888 2002 KIA Rio Wagon 131357A Fuel efficient, local trade, low low kms, m! 24,000km!

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Mixed hardwood, dry, $90 a cord (4’Hx8’Lx14”W), delivered, seasoned for 1 year. 613-359-6699 Rick.

Selective Harvesting & Land Clearing Knitting lessons starting in January. Beginner to advanced techniques. Private or small groups. Contact: travelingewe@yahoo.com or Carol at 613-812-1609.

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Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648 or www.piano4u.ca Ibanez, electric/accoustic guitar plus Stagg 40 AAR amp, guitar has onboard pickup, tuner and tone controls, exotic tigerwood finish, sturdy construction, great sound, in mint condition. Bought new June 2011. Includes wide leather strap and soft case. $175. Amp is for electric/accoustic, 40 watts with passive active control, individual controls and inputs for mic and guitar, sep. controls, treble, mid, para-mid and bass, spring/reverb aux and earphone inputs, crisp and clean sound, excellent condition, $100. Together would take $250. 613-258-2049. Piano Tuner Technician for all your piano needs. Call Lionel Pauze. 1(613)278-2017.

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Dave’s Hunter Safety & Firearms Course gift certificates make the perfect Christmas gift for the outdoors enthusiast. To get yours call 613-257-7489 or email davl.arbour@sympatico.ca or visit www.valleysportsmanshow.com Gift certificates can be redeemed at any 2013 course. For upcoming courses: www.valleysportsmanshow.com Hunter Safety Canadian Firearms Courses, Carp, December 14, 15 and 16. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Gift Certificates Available. Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. PAUL SEVIGNY & Sons Taxidermy, 30 years of experience, complete taxidermy Call 613-624-5787

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2.5 HP HealthTrainer treadmill $475.00. 27 inch JVC television $50.00. 613-599-4211.

Cash for waterfront cottages and homes. Free evaluation on request. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Driveway Snow Clearing. A number of residents in the Maple Crest Lane area require driveway snow clearing services. Snow blowing equipment preferred. Call Bob McDonald (613) 267-5327.

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

Computer Desktops, laptops, monitors and software repair. In-house virus/malware removal system cleanup. Personalized training. New/refurbished computers. Dragonfly Computer Solutions. 613-283-8026.

Wanted- hobby farm with any style 3 bedroom home and outbuildings with good water supply and road access. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Wanted- Videos of the Town of Smiths Falls from 1930’s up to 1980’s. Phone 613-283-0804 after 6 p.m.

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2006 Chev Uplander LS 121299A V6, 7 passenger, local trade in, 110,000km $7,394

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

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7 piece dining room set in light oak with matching buffet and hutch. Very good condition. $750/o.b.o. Call 613-267-5799

Down-sizing! Must Sell!! Gibbard dining set, arm chair, wing chair, sofa bed. All in A1 condition! 613-257-8498.

Olsen high efficiency oil furnace and power vent kit. 100,000 B.T.U. Good condition. Asking $950. 613-257-8783.

Wine making kit with filter. $125; Ladies Boulet western boots, size 7, like new, $125; Men’s Cross country skis and boots, size 10; Ladies cross country skis and ladies curling boots, size 7. 613-272-0337.

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4 winter tires on steel rims, good condition, size 205 65 R16 Toyo G-02. Asking $500. 613-284-0221.

Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

I Connect AV and computer help. Need help with your electronics? Audio video installs in-home tutoring. Call Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515.

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4 new snow tires on Chev rims, 195-70R-14, $400 firm; electric wheelchair lift for van, asking $2,000 o.b.o. Terry 613-205-0772.

Curiosities on King- unique products for men and women. Hockey cards and vintage sports collectibles, postcards, coins, antiques, repurposed furniture, vintage decoys etc. 185 King St. W. Downtown Brockville. Tues.-Sat. 9:30-5. www.foxysports.com 613-345-7291.

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SADLER - In loving memory of a Dear Brother, Russell Allen, who passed away November 21, 2000. Every day in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed and loved and always dear. Always remembered by Marion & Sandy, Helen & Art, & Andy

2 matching sofa’s, coffee table, end tables and 2 lamps. Lift chair. All in excellent condition. Call 613-205-1642. Serious inquires only.

Classic outdoor wood furnace, model CL5648, includes- 2 chimneys, cement pad, zone valves, heat exchanger (for hot water tank) and coil, used for 9 years, excellent condition, $5,000; Hagen 130 gal aquarium, includes- Eheim II filter, double biologic wheel, fish, gravel, book, 6’ light, cleaning kit, filter medium, etc. $500. 613-283-7067 after 6 p.m.

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Garlic Sale. Saturday, November 24 (9-3:30), Union Hall, 1984 Wolfgrove Rd., Almonte.

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MUNRO, Albert- In loving memory of a very special friend who left us November 18, 2006. It is hard to believe it has been 6 years now Al. I miss your laughter and your funny ways. There was no better friend than you. I still think of you at times. Someday I will see you again Until then, I miss you. Always loved, never forgotten, love your friend Millie Thomas

SEASONS GREETINGS CRAFT FAIR Nov. 24/25, 10am to 4pm, Stittsville Arena. WarnerColpitts Lane. Fundraiser for Ottawa Humane Society. Contact Gord. 613-592-4376

Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). w w w. s c o u t e n w h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629.

Electric scooter. Excellent condition. 3 wheels. Gentle start. Adjustable folding arm rest and handle bars. Folds to fit in car trunk. Asking $750. 613-267-2515.

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HOBBS, Keith - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grampy who passed away suddenly on November 20, 2009. We often think of days gone by when we were all together A shadow o’er our lives has cast our loved one gone forever. Dearly missed, Margaret, Rick & Chris, Henry & Wendy, Patsy & Murray, grandchildren & great grandchildren

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Cedar Rails, 12’ long, 3” on small end, fresh cut, $4.50; 7’ cedar pickets, $2; Hemlock beams, fresh cut, 12”x12”x16’. (613)283-3629.

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FNUKAL, Peter 17 Jan 1989 -22 Nov 1990 Although we seem so far apart, You’re always here within our hearts. You filled our lives with joy and pleasure You were to us a precious treasure. A little while shall pass and then, We’ll see each other once again. Loved, remembered and held so dear, In minds and hearts you’re always here. Ever remembered, ever loved. Mom, Dad and brother Ivan

SMITH, Noreen- Died November 29th, 2001. Wife, Mother, Grandmother. This day is remembered and quietly kept No words are needed, we shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen and unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed, and so very dear. Always remembered, Ron & Family

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EDGAR - In loving memory of a dear nephew and cousin, Bill, who passed away November 20, 2008. Till memory fades and life departs, You live forever in our hearts. Always remembered by Uncle Bill, Aunt Marilyn and Family

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

Shopping in Ottawa? Maybe concerts, visiting friends, etc.? Saturdays or Sundays. Call the carpool at 613-323-0440 or email carpoolsmithsfalls@yahoo.ca


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2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $13,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, blue $10,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $9,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $9,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $10,995 2007 NISSAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $10,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT EXT. CAB 4X4 Z71, loaded, grey $18,995

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2006 F350 D Lariat SD, 4x4, 6.0 L diesel, 151,000 km, 4 doors, 8’ box Line- X spray lined, 25K Fifth Wheel hitch, Reese hitch, p.s., p.b., p.w. Heated leather seats, yellow. Asking $17,500 certified. Bob 613-349-6805.

Small round bales under cover, $25 per bale; 1120 John Deere, 45 h.p., with loader, good condition, $4,800. Phone 613-926-2274.

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

350 Chevrolet Engine, 822 heads, 4 bolt mains holley dual plane intake $650/o.b.o. 1977 Chevrolet 4x4 differentials positrac, 6 bolt pattern with 203 transfer case and 350 automatic, $500/o.b.o. 613-923-1208. Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

10 kid boar goats, $200 on choice. Call 613-926-2274. 16% 200 lb Protein licks $110. Grober VG Milk Replacer $65/25kg, firstStart 20-20 milk Replacer $63/20 kg. Thomas Ferguson 613-913-3274. 40 h.p. tractor, hay new 8x16’ deck, lawn firewood, snowblower, varna chainsaw, set sleighs. 613-283-8231.

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St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Tay Valley Farm is pleased to announce our child/adult riding lesson program. Students will enjoy quality instruction focusing on correct horsemanship in a fun safe environment. Horses and ponies are well schooled and quiet. This is a great way to get fit and relieve stress. Special Christmas gift packages available. Visit the web www.tayvalleyfarm.com or call Karen 613-264-2406 for more info. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

Bulls For Sale- Polled Limousin 12-24 months old, quite. 613-257-2522 or 613-623-3363.

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BUSINESS OPPS. SILVER CROSS franchisees operate a business that sells & installs accessibility & mobility equipment for residential applications. Franchisees required for: Etobicoke, North York, Peterborough, Belleville, K i n g s t o n , C o r n w a l l , S u d b u r y, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Owen Sound, Parry Sound, Gravenhurst, Pembroke, Brockville, Smith Falls. For franchise information CALL 1-800-572-9310, Email: smurray@silvercross.com or visit: www.silvercrossfranchise.com.

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DRIVERS WANTED LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION require experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800263-8267

SHOP MANAGER IMMEDIATE FULL TIME ‡ Welding, Metal and Fabrication knowledge an asset. ‡ Minimum 2 years Manager Experience. ‡ Competitive wages & Full Benefits. Contact for details: Eileena Haynes 306-634-8388 E-mail: Eileena.Haynes@doallind.com Fax - 306-634-8389 FLUID POWER MECHANIC Immediate Full Time Position/s available for our Hydraulic Division. Able to: ‡ Read blue prints, schematics & technical drawings. Assemble, dismantle, repair & reassemble drilling rig hydraulics. ‡ Conduct tests with knowledge of drilling rig components. ‡ Operate pneumatic tools, test equipment. ‡ Valid driver’s license MANDATORY. ‡ Experienced in fluid power specialist, or millwright. Relocation Assistance available! E-mail: Eileena.Haynes@doallind.com or fax 306-634-8389 Attn: Eileena

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EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26, 000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net.

ANNOUNCEMENTS NOMINATE an outstanding young person, aged six to 17, for the 2012 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards before Nov. 30. Nomination forms at www.ocna.org/juniorcitizen, from this newspaper, or call 905-6398720 ext. 239. Recognize our leaders of tomorrow.

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THE YUKON NEWS is seeking an experienced editor. We are located in Whitehorse, Yukon, are independently-owned and publish twice weekly. Salary begins at $75,000. Please see www.yukon-news.com/editor for details. ACCESSORIES INSTALLER/JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIANS. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. Competitive wages, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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MORTGAGES AS SEEN ON TV - 1st, 2nd, Home Equity Loans, Bad Credit, SelfEmployed, Bankrupt, Foreclosure, Power of Sale or need to ReFinance? Let us fight for you because “We’re in your corner!” CALL The Refinancing Specialists NOW Toll-Free 1-877-733-4424 (24 Hours) or click www.MMAmortgages.com (Lic#12126). RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL, 1st & 2nd, Renovation/Construction Mortgages. Secured Lines of Credit. Equity Loans, Debt Consolidation, Poor credit & bankruptcies OK. No income verification plans. Need to refinance/consolidate? Borrow $30k@$166.66/month (OAC). Servicing Eastern & Northern Ontario. CALL Jim Potter, Homeguard Funding Ltd. TOLL-FREE 1-866-403-6639, Email: info@qualitymortgagequotes.ca, www.qualitymortgagequotes.ca (LIC #10409). $$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, R e n o v a t i o n s , Ta x A r r e a r s , n o CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/ month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGES, CALL TODAY Toll-Free 1-800-282-1169, www.mortgageontario.com (LIC# 10969).

WANTED FIREARMS WANTED FOR DECEMBER 8TH AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800694-2609, info@switzersauction.com or www.switzersauction.com. WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-9470393 / 519-853-2157.

AUTOMOTIVE Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: www.omvic.on.ca or 1-800943-6002. CL420118/1122


German Shepherd Pups black or sable DDR workline AKC parents vet check health guarantee $450. (613)802-2757 strongbond@msn.com LostFemale Beagle, black/white/tan, has had pups within the last 5 months. Lost north of Lanark on Monday November 5, 2012. Last seen wearing a red tracking collar, may or may not still have it on. If found please call Tim at 613-812-0085. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307. www.dogwatchontario.ca

$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower that bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876 MORTGAGES 1ST & 2ND /L.O.C. Private Funds Available Credit Problems? I have solutions. Please contact Jack Ronson 1-855-847-7337 Metro City Mortgages, Belleville. Licence#M08004515 Broker#10202

Senior with 2 cats, clean, dependable looking for an apartment to rent with reasonable rates for January 1st, 2013. Call 613-264-8855. Wanting to Rent a farm house between Carleton Place and surrounding area, A.S.A.P/ long-term. Rent guaranteed between $500-$600. Wood stove accessible. Call 613-283-7651 or 613-250-0078.

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Commercial space for lease. Downtown Smiths Falls, 12 Chambers St. Parking available. 1500 sq. ft. 613-284-4258. Downtown Smiths Falls commercial unit for rent. Available January 1st, 2013. Large, bright, over 1500 square feet. Prime location. $800 per month plus hydro. Call 613-283-5510 and ask for Tracey for more details and a viewing. Heated warehouse/shop space for rent in Almonte. Excellent Location on a very busy highway, 5 minutes off the 417. Lots of parking available. Minimum 3000 sq feet. Contact: robert@neilcorphomes.com or 613-256-3006. Kemptville, 413 Rideau St. suitable for offices or retail store. 300 sq.ft. or 600 sq.ft. Lots of parking. 613-803-0746. Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455. Looking for commercial space in Carleton Place? A store, office space or industrial from 720-3000 sq. ft., 613-257-5711. Office space available, downtown Smiths Falls, starting at $100. Call 613-267-7841. Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 3 7 9 0 , (613)257-9545, paultetrad@gmail.com Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905. Westport, retail space available, 1,000 sq ft plus storage on Church Street. Available January 1. Call 613-273-0422 for details.

1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398. 1 bedroom apartment, Almonte, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, centrally located, newly renovated, available December 1. Call 613-256-3152. 1 bedroom apt. with balcony. Carleton Place. Freshly renovated. $850 all inclusive. Available Dec. 1. 613-223-7454. 1 bedroom with den avail. and bachelor unit- secure adult only building. Non-smoking. Starts $700.00 all util incl. Lanark 613-278-2878. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841.

2 bedroom bungalow, Smiths Falls. Great location. Garage. Large kitchen and living room, 4 pc bathroom. Heat, hydro, water, refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer included. $1,350/month. Call Perry, Weagle Realty Ltd Brokerage. 613-284-4191. 2 bedroom, large, apartments. Available in quiet building- 5 minutes west of Perth, Newly renovated. $550-$600/month plus hydro. First, last, references. 613-868-5323. 2 Bedroom Mobile home, 1 km from Perth, 4 appliances included, heat & hydro extra. $750/month. Available immediately. 613-278-0620. 2 bedroom mobile home, large yard, wood heat, located minutes from Perth. Call (613)264-0874. 2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650. 2 bedroom upper Apartment located in Lombardy available Dec 1st. Quaint 2 bedroom apartment perfect for couple or single family. $575.00 plus utilities. Appliances included. 10 minutes from Perth/Smiths Falls. New flooring, windows and paint. No Pets/Smoking. First and Last required, references. Call 613-699-6178 or 613-812-5523. 2 one bedroom apartments avail. Renovated in 2012. New appliances. Washer and dryer. Large windows, customized for seniors. Central Smiths Falls location. $950/util incl. Call 613-283-7695. 3 BEDROOM APT, Pakenham, $1000/month +hydro, heat included. Available Dec. 1st, 613-624-5413 3 bedroom house with finished basement. Carleton Place. $1,100 plus utilities. Available Dec. 1. 613-851-4887. 3 bedroom townhouse. Kemptville. First/last required. Non-smokers, no pets. $1,300/mth. plus hydro. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. Jan. 1/13. 613-258-4664. Almonte- 2 bedroom upstairs apt. $700/mth. plus hydro and water. Available December 1. 613-256-3611. Almonte- Looking to share rent with female. Large, newer home, $675/month. 613-295-5515 Almonte- Waterfront, 2yrs old with 4 bed, 4 bath. $2,000/month plus utilities. Short/long term Dec.1st. Heather (613)256-7067 Apartment, Carleton Place downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Attractive 2 bedroom upstairs apartment in Carleton Place. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Available December 1, small ground floor 1 bedroom apartment in Perth $400/month. Includes hot water, yard and parking. Electric heat extra. 613-267-6666. Bright 2 bedroom apt., Perth. Clean, secure, building. Parking, laundry on site. Close to pool and all amenities. Available January 1. 613-267-6940. CARLETON PLACE, 1 Bedroom $650/mo+util.. Quiet Secure building overlooking park & river. (Parking/Laundry included) Available Dec 15th . References Required. Please call John 613-253-7068

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Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached 2-storey home, good area, easy Ottawa access, powder room, patio, paved drive, no pets, $1,125/month plus, available now, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom waterfront on quiet street, air conditioning, parking, close to shopping. Available December 15 (possible occupancy Dec 1). $1,050/month plus utilities. No smoking. 613-851-3564 or 613-447-4623 leave message. Carleton Place, large, 4 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, single bedroom, second floor apartment, $500/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Country living outside Perth. Large 1, 2, 3, newly renovated apartments. Available December 1st. $750-$1000. Call Angie at (613)220-3821. Downtown Perth, 2 bedroom, quality renovations, $1,000 plus utilities, includes 5 appliances. Call 613-390-2558 or 613-267-4979. Downtown Perth- Large sunny 2 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Water included. Quiet building. Non-smoking. $715/mth. Available Dec. 1. 613-264-0464. Downtown Smiths Falls, newly renovated very large, 1 bedroom apartment, in heritage home. Heat, water included. (613)283-5161. Kemptville, 2 bedroom house. No pets. No smoking. 613-258-4549 or 613-258-2753. Kemptville 3 bedroom home, walk to schools and shopping, $1150 per month + utilities (no pets). Private yard, parking 2 cars. Gary Durie 613-258-1990. Kemptville, Rideau River waterfront. 3 bedroom lower duplex. Hardwood. 5 appliances. Large sunporch. 3-season rec room. $1,295/mth all inclusive. Immediate. First/last. 613-852-0118. Kemptville. Room mate wanted to share 2 bedroom apartment, $400/month. Available December 1. 613-219-2306. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010. Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place. Really nicely renovated. Private entrance on second floor. 2 bedrooms. Full size bathroom. Nice open concept, kitchen/living room. Fridge. Stove. Parking. Deck. $795 + hydro, high eff. gas. Clean. Quiet. Responsible tennant only. No smoking. No pets. December 15/January 1. 613-492-0515. Lower duplex for rent. 1200 square foot 3 bedroom. 2 parking spaces, 4 appliances. $1025/month. Heat and hydro extra. January 1st.

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Luxury living at it’s best, Sensational Smiths Falls, for November 1. Newly appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Florida room, on the 2nd floor in a secure building, overlooking the Rideau Heritage waterway. Included in the apartment are a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, parking for 1 car off the street. For an appointment to view the apartment please call 613-283-5957. Merrickville, 1 bedroom apartment, brand new construction, available January 1. $850/month utilities included. 613-889-3017. Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, second floor, $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5. Perth 1 bedroom, walk to Algonquin, newer appliances with dishwasher, wireless internet, no pets. $650 first/last. Gas heat and hydro extra. 613-466-0588. Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd floor apt. Heat included. Hydro extra. Washer, dryer. No dogs or smoking. $675/mth. 613-267-5671.

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Perth- 2 bedroom 3rd floor, $755/mth. Available February 1. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit “55 years and over”. Available immediately. Units are 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. Infloor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,000/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or fisher@ripnet.com Perth- Newly renovated, 4 bedroom farmhouse with acreage, 5 mins. from town, available immediately, $1450/month. 613-264-8143. Perth/Carleton Place. Newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Tennyson Rd., border of Carleton Place and Perth. $1,500/month plus utilities. 613-267-5746. Room with view- suite for rent. 15 min. to Perth. Month to month with covered parking. $600/mth. Heat and hydro included. 613-326-0366. Sharbot Lake Apartments available in adult orientated building. Non-smoking. Call 613-253-6069. Small 2 bedroom house, renovated, Smiths Falls, country setting. 613-283-3075.

Small, winterized, furnished, 3 bedroom cottage, on large waterfront lot. Propane heated. Between Burritts Rapids and Merrickville. $975/month plus utilities. 613-826-3142. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apt. for rent. Heat and hydro included. $750 per month. Available December 1. 613-283-6811. Smiths Falls 2 bedroom apartment, available December 1st. Utilities included, shared laundry, no pets, no smoking, references. 613-283-2735. Smiths Falls- 2 bedroom apartment on Brockville St. $750 plus hydro. Call 613-283-3313.

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Smiths Falls- Bright, spacious newly renovated 2 bdrm upstairs apt in clean, quiet 4-unit building. Walking distance to Independent Grocers. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, balcony. Mature tenant(s). No pets; Nosmoking. $660/mo plus util. Parking incl. Avail. Dec. 1st. Call 613-283-1272. Smiths Falls. Large spacious 2-3 bedroom, fridge, stove, washer/dryer hookup, parking. Front and back yard. Available December 1. $950/month. 613-283-8847. Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. South Mountain, large 1+ bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, includes fridge, stove, heat, hydro and satellite. $850/month. Non-smoker. No pets please. References required. Contact 613-989-2107. Spacious bachelor apartment, downtown Smiths Falls, close to shopping with view of the Rideau Canal. Newly renovated top floor apartment of 4-plex, 4 appliances, storage, parking, heat and hydro included. No dogs. Available December 1, $695/month. Leave message (613)720-4328. Very quiet well maintained 2 bedroom apartment condominium in Carleton Place. Open concept living, dining, galley kitchen & full bathroom. In unit laundry room. Fully secure building with intercom access. Seniors only, no pets. Available November 1st, 2012. New carpet and vinyl flooring, fridge, stove, dishwasher included, 1 parking spot included. First and last months rent required. Minimum 1 year lease. $1000 per month. 613-218-5934 for appointment.

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Free to a Good Home, 3 year old male Dwarf rabbit. Already litter trained for his litter pans, comes with free kitty litter, 2 litter pans, rabbit pellets, & pet carrier, plus 3 pet dishes. Reason for giving away unable to care for him due to health problems & work related problems. Call (613)-283-6498, Smiths Falls.

Carleton Place, 3 bay garage, 1818 s.f. ideal downtown location, $1,050, may be converted for any commercial business. 613-257-5711.

2 bedroom brand new reno. 37 Marsha. Upper quiet adult. Hardwood, ceramic, laundry, no dogs. Heated. $795. 613-284-0059.

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

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of DONALD VINCENT RIGG, late of 30 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 1T7 (in the County of Lanark), who died on or about the 28th day of October, 2012, must be filed with the hereinafter stated Solicitor for the undersigned personal representative on or before the 7th day of January, 2013; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate, having regard only to claims then filed. DATED at Smiths Falls, Ontario, this 13th day of November, 2012. RUTHIE LYNN MAYHEW, Estate Trustee Without a Will (Administratrix) Gregory W. Fournier, Solicitor 35 Daniel St. BOX 752 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4W6 Her Solicitor herein


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YOUTH MENTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Are you someone who cares about the youth in our community? Do you enjoy the company of youth? Are you empathetic and patient and at least 19 years of age? Would you like to help make a difference?

If so, we are looking for you! We currently have youth mentor positions available for volunteers interested in being trained as coaches for our upcoming Rebound programs. The Rebound programs are multi-week life skills programs dedicated to helping youth develop the essential life skills to deal with todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenges. Our Rebound programs are delivered throughout Lanark, Leeds & Grenville.

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Class A Mechanic wanted. Experience in brakes, front ends, electrical, A/C and general repairs. For a full time face paced garage. Occasional Saturdays. Competitve wages. Fax resume to: 613-258-9403 or randy.rose@xlpornet.com R. Rose Automotive- County Rd. 43, Kemptville.

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Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Mature, reliable person to care for 3 horses, 3 days/week. 1 hour/day. $10/hr. Transportation required. Near Derrys Side Rd. off Richmond Rd. Call Vee 613-257-1434, please leave message.

Brockville Open House & Job Fair To say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thanksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for supporting us over the past 10 years (and counting!) we are pleased to open our doors to the community.

Monkman Forming Ltd requires experienced concrete workers for floors and walls. Send resume to: monkmaneric@yahoo.ca or contact Eric 613-223-8489.

Open House } Job Fair } Refreshments We invite you to join us on Monday, Nov 26th & Tuesday, Nov 27th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at 100 Strowger Blvd

Part-Time Bar Steward. Must be available to work flexible hours. Experience preferred. Serving of alcohol and associated duties. Smart Serve is mandatory. Please submit resume no later than Friday, November 30, 2012 to Bar Officer, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, P.O. Box 248 177 George Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P4.

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Lanark County, in partnership with the Lanark County Tourism Association, requires a dynamic marketing professional who is looking to gain industry experience in our Tourism OfÂżce.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Tourism Intern will assist in the development of a Destination Strategy for Lanark County, enhance awareness of tourism programs and activities through web-based and traditional communication tools, compile and edit web content, analyze and report on visitation statistics, further develop inventory of promotional photographs, and participate in the production and distribution of the 2013 Lanark County Festivals and Events Guide. The successful candidate will work with local tourism businesses and municipal stakeholders. The intern will elevate their own skills working with the public in a municipal environment. For further details including qualiÂżcations and application deadline, visit our website at www.lanarkcounty.ca Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiÂżcations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your rĂŠsumĂŠ.

Lost- Saturday, November 3. If you took the wrong leather coat home from Maximilian Restaurant. Could you please return it to the restaurant. 613-267-2536.

Carleton Place, cleaning position, part time, as required, for Property Management Firm, experienced, neat, clean, thorough. $12.90 hr. (613)257-5711.

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Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 1-1/2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $244,500. 613-267-9890.

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248

Please submit a cover letter indicating salary expectations, as well as a resume for consideration to berendsauto@live.ca

We thank you for your interest. Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Community Health Services, Canadian Red Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

Patterson Hadden & Brown Insurance Brokers, Kemptville is seeking a RIBO licensed Personal Lines Customer Service Representative with a minimum of 2-3 years experience. Knowledge of The Agency Manager (TAM) is an asset. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize. Salary commensurate with experience. Send Resume to: abrown@pattersonhaddenbrown.com CL41881_TF

Nice, maintenance free, 3 bedroom home, very near Last Dual Park, Tay River, fenced-in backyard, $175,000. 109 Sherbrooke St. East, Perth. 613-326-0450 res. or 1-613-880-9597 cell.

Looking for an Experienced & Licenced Automotive Mechanic and Drive Clean Technician in the Osgoode/Winchester/Kemptville area.

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William St E., Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, well maintained, parking, utilities extra. Available December 1. $700/month. 613-283-1697.

THE EMC - 56 - Thursday, November 22, 2012

PSW- Personal Care Attendant, $15.55 per hour. Experience preferred. Part-time mornings. Carleton Place area, 613-492-1073.


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ELECTRICIANS Licensed and registered apprentices with experience in commercial installations. Please send resume to:

Box NP c/o the EMC P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 TECHNICAL SUPPORT PERSON NEEDED

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Looking for enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated entrepreneurs.

Warning! This opportunity could change your life! Do not inquire unless you are ready for a change, can handle working with fun, positive people who reward you regularly for a job well done. Please call 613-619-5336 for more information. Those whose glass is half empty need not apply!

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We are currently seeking key people for the following positions:

EMC Carriers required for Perth and Carleton Place Door-to-door delivery. Preteen to adult carriers required. For more information, please contact

Ted Murray 613-284-0124 ext. 22

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T.G. Carroll Cartage Ltd. is seeking road maintenance workers with a DZ licence. Previous plow/salter experience an asset. Fax 613-836-7658 or tgcarroll@sympatico.ca

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels (CROW) Licensed Home Child Care has child care spaces available. Carleton Place, Lanark Village, Lombardy, Perth, Smiths Falls. Flexible Care. Evenings, overnight and weekend spaces limited availability. Reasonable rates. (613)283-0095 Ext.301. Hearts and Hands Daycare is an at home daycare filled with fun and caring. Available spots. Located in Clayton area. School pickups and drop offs available as well. Contact: 613-256-8063

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

Attention Plus home cleaning. Bonded. Weekly, bi-weekly. 2 openings for long term customers. Perth to Stittsvillesurrounding areas. Sylvia 613-259-2146. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Home cleaning services. Reliable, efficient, experienced. Weekdays or weekends. Call Michelline for appointment 613-406-9410. Almonte, Carleton Place, Kanata. Home ImprovementsCarpentry, drywall, painting, fencing, hardwood flooring, framing, renovations and decks. (613)283-4917.

Interior painting, roofing, drywall, laminate flooring, fall cleanup. Free estimates. 613-264-5450. Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.

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

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

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Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.

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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

FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF DRUMMOND/NORTH ELMSLEY 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 November 29, 2012, at the Township OfďŹ ce, 310 Port Elmsley Road, RR #5, Perth ON K7H 3C7. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:00 p.m. at the Township OfďŹ ce, 310 Port Elmsley Road, Perth. Description of Lands: Roll No. 09 19 908 015 33000 0000; 5033 County Rd. 43, Smiths Falls; PIN 05231-0082(LT); Lot 41 and Part Lots 37, 38, 39, 40 and 42 Plan 289 Lanark S North Elmsley as in RS167061 & RS167060; DrummondNorth Elmsley; File No. 11-08 Minimum Tender Amount: $33,960.03 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 certiďŹ ed by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. The Township of Drummond/North Elmsley is aware of crown interest(s) that will continue to encumber the title to this land after a tax deed is registered pursuant to section 379(7) of the Municipal Act, 2001. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to, crown interests, contamination 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 that 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. Note: HST may be payable by successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, contact: www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access available, contact: Heather Gemmill Tax Administrator The Corporation of the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley 310 Port Elmsley Road RR #5 Perth ON K7H 3C7 (613) 267-6500 Ext 242 www.dnetownship.ca

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Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is seeking a full time Director of Quick Response and Early Years Services.

The Criminal Court Community Fund has been established to assist community partners in their efforts to support children, youth and families in LeedsGrenville. Criminal Court Community funding is available to support projects that meet the objectives and criteria for the fund. These include: â&#x20AC;˘ To contribute to the prevention of youth crime by addressing root causes â&#x20AC;˘ To build collaborative community responses to issues impacting children, youth and their families â&#x20AC;˘ To develop community responses that have impact beyond the duration of the project

QualiďŹ ed candidate must have an MSW, with a minimum of 5 years clinical childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental health experience. Supervisory and management experience is an asset.

Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate meaningful collaboration and an invitation to other community groups to become involved, demonstrating a â&#x20AC;&#x153;community agendaâ&#x20AC;?.

Candidate will work with two creative, multidisciplinary teams providing intake, crisis, brief and consultation services to children and families in Lanark County.

Grant allocations will not exceed $10 000.

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Responsibilities include clinical supervision, program and service development, program evaluation and development of partnerships. To apply please send resume to: Hiring Committee Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth Unit A, 40 Bennett Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J9 Closing Date: November 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm Interview Date: November 30, 2012 Only candidates being interviewed will be notiďŹ ed.

Criminal Court Community Fund applications may be obtained from: www.everykid.on.ca or by calling (613) 342-2917 Applications will be accepted only from non-proÂżt or publicly funded agencies/programs. Completed applications are to be submitted electronically by: Friday, January 18, 2013 to: Margaret Fancy (coordinator.everykid@sympatico.ca) Interested applicants (particularly Âżrst time applicants) are encouraged to attend an information session on Wednesday December 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 at the Upper Canada District School Board, 225 Central Ave. W. Brockville. Please RSVP to coordinator.everykid@sympatico.ca

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Territory Sales Representative Direct Target Promotions, (www.dtarget.com) Established in 1989 is the largest Canadian Publisher of Direct Mail Publications with over 35 million copies printed annually in the greater Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and Ottawa areas. We require an ambitious, self-motivated, team player with outstanding communication & interpersonal skills to participate in our growth and expansion into the Ottawa regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market. The ideal candidate would have more than 3 years experience in advertising sales or similar. Strong skills at developing new accounts and maintaining existing accounts with proven professional sales techniques are essential. The successful candidate will enjoy a rewarding career & excellent compensation package of salary, expenses and incentives. Car is a must. Email resume to: tg@dtarget.com

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

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Starting Feb 2013 General Farm Worker required on local grain farm. Heavy lifting involved and ability to work at heights. $12.50/hour for 40hr week. Must be flexible as evenings and week-ends may be needed. Please send resume to Ann James, RR#1, Balderson, ON., K0G-1A0.

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Residential Foundation Company looking for form setters, labourers as well as experienced boom truck, concrete pump, and stone slinger operators. Valid DZ and clean drivers abstract a must. Competitive wage based on experience with benefits. Please fax resume to 613-256-3008 or email to laura@westendforming.ca

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Qualified carpenter needed. Full time. Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Please forward resume to: lhconstruction@hotmail.ca or fax: 613-273-9078 attn: office manager.

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Downsizing a collection, settling an estate, disbursing of overstock or end-of-the-line merchandize, please call our office to reserve your space for this auction sale. Welcoming QUALITY items only on Tues. Dec. 11th between 9 am & 3 pm only. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering Please note that we are now booking for spring & summer auctions. Whether it be to auction your Real Estate, Settle an Estate or Liquidate, we would be most happy to conduct a free, no obligation consultation at your property site to answer any questions you may have. As 3rd generation auctioneers we are committed to providing only the best customized service to you and your family.

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Meet me in theâ&#x20AC;ŚMiddle East, for Aladdin starting Nov. 25 EMC Entertainment - East and west merge for the Christmas season with the Mississippi Muddsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; production of Aladdin, which the musical theatre group will present in Carleton Place starting this weekend. This show is an extravaganza of chorus and costumes, songs and spirits and promises to delight audiences of all ages. Folklore has handed down the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp for thousands of years, as part of the tales of the Arabian Nights. Pantomimes have parlayed Aladdinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventures to English audiences for 200

years or more. Most recently, Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s animated version has charmed North Americans with the poor boy and the princess, the genie and the sorcerer and a score of well-loved songs. Director Tony Scott has chosen music for this version that represents a variety of genres and tastes, from Broadwaystyle to the Beatles, funky to folksy. There is something for everyone in the audience to recognize, to hum or to tap their toes to as the talented musicians, cast and chorus perform their musical numbers. Since the original adventures of Aladdin and his magic lamp

UCDSB receives update on Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Last week the Upper Canada District School Board received an update on Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, which is designed to assist Boards in creating safe, inclusive and accepting schools essential for student achievement and well-being. During his presentation to trustees to explain the bill, Superintendent of Education David Coombs outlined this week is Anti-Bullying Week (Nov. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23), and it will be celebrated at Upper Canada schools with various events to raise awareness. He added that the deÂżnition of bullying, according to the Act, is: â&#x20AC;˘ Bullying means repeated aggressive behaviour; â&#x20AC;˘ This includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means; and â&#x20AC;˘ This also includes what is commonly known as cyberbullying. Coombs also clariÂżed for trustees that the Accepting Schools Act is not simply â&#x20AC;&#x153;tougher consequencesâ&#x20AC;? for those guilty of bullying. Rather, the Board has several measures in place that are designed to prevent bullying and to assist with investigation of all reported bullying

incidents. Those measures include Link Crew, a mentorship program where Grade 12 students mentor Grade 9 students to ensure they are safe, valued and supported. There is also the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extensive Character Education program where students of all ages are taught the importance of honesty, empathy, fairness, caring, responsibility, perseverance, respect and resilience. There are also supports in place for the bullied, the bully and the bystanders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not the antibullying legislation,â&#x20AC;? stated Coombs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bill does include a provision for consequences but it includes everything else that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily see such as progressive discipline, calling the parent, preparing a plan, and involving student support counselors. As well, the mental health of the bully is part of the process we follow to work to resolve issues.â&#x20AC;? Coombs added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to be sure that those students who in the past didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel welcomed and supported, are indeed welcomed and supported.â&#x20AC;? Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

take place in China, the Muddsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stage design and costumes are also oriental style, albeit with a side trip to an Egyptian tomb! The set and costumes will dazzle with pattern, colour and textures. Fans of the Mudds will meet some new characters in this production. Wait until you hear from Aladdinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, the Widow Twankey, played by Jim MacGregor, and the steps she has to take to make ends meet! Cait Morton, who plays Aladdinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Wishee Washee, keeps the audience engaged in true panto style. Keep an eye out also for these young

cast members: the executioner, played by Kirra Martin; the magicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apprentice, played by Sydney Osborne; the Spirit of the Ring, played by Maddy Martin; and Rick Shaw, played by Gillian Whitlock. The counterpart to Aladdinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s naĂŻve good nature is the evil sorcerer from North Africa, Abanazar, played by Adam Pelletier. He is a villain that the audience will love to hate, until the story takes an unexpected turn near the end. Finally, there is the impartial but somewhat doddering genie that appears on command. Of course, Aladdin and his

princess are central to the story. When Aladdin (played by Tanner Flinn, encounters the Princess, the Royal Emperorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, played by Amy Bourne, in the garden for the Âżrst time, it is love at Âżrst sight. The actors do a fabulous job of depicting young love with the familiar ballad, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Had Me from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helloâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? and the less known pop number, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Just Seen a Faceâ&#x20AC;?. This collection of characters of all ages, stages and sizes comes together in a show that will not disappoint. Bring your grandchildren, bring your grandparents, your date, your

spouse, your siblings and your friends and have a magical time with the Mudds. Aladdin happens at the Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge St., at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 8. Tickets are only $20, available via the Chamber of Commerce, 613-257-1976. Sunday, Nov. 25, there will be a special preview performance at 2 p.m., with $5 admission at the door. Proceeds to the Carleton Place Food Bank. See you in Pekin! Mary Alexander is a Mudds member and a member of the Mudds publicity team.

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Studio tour puts call out for artists EMC News - The Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council is inviting artists/artisans submissions for the second annual studio tour: Smiths Falls Art Journey to be held June 15-16, 2013 in the Smiths Falls area. Artist and artisans of ev-

ery medium are welcome, including emerging and established artists.

ers want you to participate. If you are interested in being considered please submit your portfolio to the council by Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Please do not send original artwork with your application.

Varied interests and talents welcome Whether your interest is carving, jewellery, pottery, glass, sculpture, or some other artistic form organiz-

For more information please call: Linda Svarckopf (613-283-2673) or Don Crowder (613-283-7742). Artists and artisans will be selected by jury. Successful candidates will be contacted.

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6 hand euchres Holy Name of Mary School gym. 110 Paterson St., Almonte, every Wednesday till the end of May. Info Susan 613-256-1034. Almonte Baptist Churchmusical evening with Pastor Joseph, their worship team and African dancers. Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m. In support of a mission trip. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, December 1, Simon Clarke, 3-7 p.m. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, November 24, Smokey Rose, 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, Parkinsons Support Group meeting, Monday, November 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Call 613-256-4700 to register. New exhibit at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, September 29 until October 27. “Sjana” is Hindi for to adorn or decorate, work by artist Neera Saibel. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Monday Nov. 26. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays Nov. 27. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Wednesdays Nov. 28. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:303 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Thursdays Nov. 22, 29. Holy Name of Mary 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Shopping, Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte. Wednesday, December 5. Call Home Support at 613256-4700 to reserve a seat on the bus. Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance, Standing Room Only Big Band, Sunday, November 25, 1-4 p.m. Almonte Old Town Hall.

Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, November 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Aladdin, Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge St. November 30, December 1, 7 and 8. 7:30 p.m. Matinees Dec 2 and 8, 2 p.m. Special charity benefit preview, Sunday, Nov 25, 2 p.m. Tickets: Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce 613-257-1976. Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society presents “The History of Fire Fighting in Carleton Place, a presentation by Wayne Drummond” Monday, December 3, 7 p.m. at Carambeck Community Centre, 351 Bridge St. Info: 613-253-7013. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support Friday lunch bunch. St. James Anglican Church Hall, every Friday 12

noon. Info: 613-253-0733. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support lunch brunch for Beckwith residents at the township office, 2nd Wednesday of month. Bingo afterwards. Info: 613-253-0733. Christmas Tea and Bazaar. Nov. 24, 11-3. Legion. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. Beckwith township hall. 2nd Wednesday. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Nov. 23. Reservations: 613-2530733. Transportation available. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Nov. 30. Reservations: 613-2530733. Transportation available. Community Home Support- Lanark County’s Friday Lunch Bunch every Friday, 12 PM at St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/reservations: 613-253-0733. Community Home Support-Lanark County. Foot care by qualified nurse. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Info./book appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support-Lanark County, Transport Service provides transport to medical appointments for seniors/adults with physical disabilities. Info/reservations 613253-0733. Community Primary Health Care weekly drop-in fitness classes for over 50. Every Monday. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Legion. Foot care by qualified nurse. Community Home Support. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Info./book appointment 613253-0733. Join Arts CP, BIA & CP in Bloom, Saturday, December 1 for the 1012 Mitten Art kick off at Brush Strokes, 29 Bridge St., 1-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Arena, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 29. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays Arena, Nov. 27. 1011:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Mondays, Nov. 26, Carambeck Community Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Wednesdays, Nov. 28, Carambeck Community Centre, 1011:30 a.m. Ottawa Valley Male Choir Sunday, November 25, 2:30 pm (doors open at 2:00 pm). ZionMemorial United Church, 37 Franklin St. Light refreshments after the performance. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:3011:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)257-2779. Scotch Supper at St. Andrew’s Church Carleton Place Friday November 30, 6 p.m. Turkey Dinner, Homemade Pies, Entertainment. TicketsRemembrance Gift Shop or 613-257-3133. Scotch Supper, November

30, 6 pm St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Turkey with all the trimmings. Entertainment by Monday Night Fiddlers. Tickets at the door. West Carleton Monthly Coupon exchange/swap. Group & Dessert Exchange. Wed. Nov. 28th, 7-8:30 pm, Buster’s. RSVP jasperandchar@yahoo.ca

Baby Talk- Wednesday, November 28, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. December 1: B r e a k f a s t and Open House at the Kemptville Snowmobile Clubhouse. Breakfast 8:00-11:00 a.m. Open House 8:00-4:00. Trail permits available. Classic permits available 10:00-2:00. Register your child- driver training. 613258-4347. Euchre, Grovton Orange Hall, starting the 2nd Thursday in October (running every 2nd Thursday till April). Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Nov. 19th, Wed., Nov. 21st, Fri., Nov. 23rd, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)2584487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Nov. 26, Wed., Nov. 28, Fri., Nov. 30, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)2584487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Tuesday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leadership skills. Old Town Christmas (downtown Kemptville) December 2, 11-4. Horse-drawn wagon rides, artisan market, roving carolers, children’s games, crafts, shopping emporium and North Pole. Pork Roast Dinner, Sunday, November 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St E. Tickets at the door. Sponsor: Odd Fellows and Rebekah. Info: 613-258-2258.

Euchre, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Get WITH It! Monday, November 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Get WITH It! Wednesday, November 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Lanark Civitan Club talent night. Last Friday each month. Dinner 6 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. Old Time Country Music. 613259-5610. Line Dancing. Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a.m. St Andrew’s United Church, Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: 613-492-0291. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays, Nov. 27, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops,

Wednesdays, Nov. 28, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11 a.m. Pickleball, Monday, November 26, 7-8:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Public School gym, Lanark. Paddles and balls provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) Info: 613-492-0291. Tai Chi, Wednesday, November 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Maple Grove Public School gym, Lanark. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: 613492-0291.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Fred duCharme, beef dinner 6 p.m., November 23. Legion. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Smokey Rose, pork dinner 6 p.m., November 30. Legion. Join the Braided Mat Group at Cedarcove Summer School, December 2nd. Happy Winter Solstice to everyone!! 613-2694238. Juice Jam- Music program for kids. Saturday, November 24, 10:30 a.m. Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326 to register. LEGO Club- Saturday, November 24, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. Merrickville & District Historical Society presents “God’s Tartan Soldiers”. November 27, 7:30 p.m. St Marguerite Bourgeoys School. Preceeded by the MDHS Annual General Meeting at 7. Merrickville Agricultural Annual Craft Show- Sunday, November 25. 10:00-4:00 in the Merrickville Community Centre on Read Street. StoryTime for ages 6 & under- Fridays, 10 a.m. Theme: November 23, Let’s Eat! Merrickville Library. Info: 613-2693326.

Hearing Screening- Stewart Community Centre. Nov. 22. Noon- potluck. 1 p.m. presentation. Pakenham Senior Citizens. 613-256-1414. Pakenham Home Support foot care, transportation, meals on wheels. Tuesday luncheons. 613-624-5647. Pakenham Home Support provides Foot Care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. St. Andrew’s Valley Christmas Dance, Saturday, December 1, Stewart Community Centre. 8 p.m.-midnight. Music: Celtic to country with a few square dances. Silent auction, light lunch. Ticket info: 613-8322556. St Andrew’s Valley Christmas Dance, Saturday, December 1, Stewart Community Centre, 8-midnight. Music: Herringbone. Tickets: Nicholsons, 5 Span Feed, General Store, Arnprior Book Store, Almonte Spectacle Shop or 613-832-2556.

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Art Therapy Group, for those with a life limiting illness. Tuesdays, 10-noon, November 13-December 11, at Lanark Lodge. Info: 613-264-5863. Christmas Shopping, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East. Sunday, December 2, 104. A “one-stop Christmas shopping trip”. Echo Team- PDCI, Christmas Bazaar. Dec. 8, 9-1. Vendors welcome (reserve by Dec. 1). Perth High School. 613267-3051 ext. 1103. Euchre, every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at McMartin House, open to all adults, info: (613)2675531. Festival of Good Cheer Saturday, November 24th, 10 AM - 3 PM. Early Christmas shopping on a budget, indoor specials, draw for antique serving set. Jewels’s, 37B Foster St., Perth. First Baptist Church, 17 D’Arcy St, Community Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 24, 4:30-6 pm. Everyone welcome. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, November 27th, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: (613)264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com Lanark Lodge Christmas Bazaar, Friday, November 30, 10-3. 115 Christie Lake Road. Lions Club Jamboree- Lions Club Hall. Nov. 25. Music starts 2 p.m., buffet meal 5:30 p.m. 613-264-9030. Lions Country Music Jamboree. 4th Sun. every month. 2-6 p.m. Supper served 5 p.m. Perth Lions Hall. Meat Draw, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East. Saturday, November 24, 2-5. “Nick of Time” artisan show. Sat. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. Fine arts and crafts by skilled artisans. 613-2782712. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Perth Dance Studio, 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 26. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Thursdays, Nov. 29, Library. 10-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Wednesdays Nov. 28, Library. 10-11:30 a.m. Perth Civitan Annual Christmas Craft Sale, Sunday November 25, 10 am to 3 pm, Civitan Hall, Hwy 43 Perth. Light lunch available. Perth Running Goats Club, 1st “St Andrew’s Day Scotch Run”, Saturday, November 24, 3 p.m. start at Best Western Plus, Peter St. Signup: The Running Goat store, 72 Foster St. 613-264-8904. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. November 28, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613-264-8252. Positive Parenting- Smiths Falls Ontario Early Years Centre. Nov. 28. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-register 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, November 24, Foley Mountain Trails. Meet- 10 a.m. Conlon Farm. Level 2, 10+ km. hike, stop in Westport. Leader: Robert Groves, grovesgroup@ sympatico.ca. The Nick of Time Artisan Show, 10-4, Saturday, December 1, McMartin House, 125 Gore St E.

Wild Charity Dinner, Perth Lions Hall, November 24, 5 p.m. Tickets: Peter Fischl 613267-9557, Perth Sports on Hwy 7, door prizes, raffle. Yuletide Fair, St Paul’s Untied Church, 25 Gore St W. Hot lunch, bake table, knitting, sewing, crafts, children’s secret shop, etc. November 24, 101:30. Info 613-267-2973.

4 hand euchre, Wednesday, November 28, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. ABC Hall- second Bolingbroke Cafe. Nov. 30. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Music 7:30 p.m. Hermann Amberger and David pollard are featured performers with Mike Erion as Host. Balderson United Church Lunch and Christmas Bake Sale. Nov. 24, 11:30-3:30. Bethel UCW Worship, Tea, Bake Sale and Bazaar, Wednesday November 28th, 1500 Rideau Ferry Rd. Worship starts at 1:30 PM. Bake table, Christmas crafts, silent auction. Everyone welcome! Calvin United Church, Dewitt’s Corners- musical afternoon. Sun. Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m. Variety of music: Men of the Clyde+Bev, other special guests. Refreshments. Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Wed. Dec. 5, Portland Community Primary Health Care building. Appointments 10-3. Appointment 866-498-3933. Candlelight Christmas Service, Sunday, December 2, 7 p.m. in the Westport Knox Presbyterian Church. Featuring Westport Ecumenical Choir and Rideau Vista Children’s Choir. Candlelight Christmas Service Sunday December 2nd, 7 PM. Westport Knox Presbyterian Church featuring Westport Ecumenical Choir & Rideau Vista Children’s Choir. All welcome. Christmas Bake and Craft Sale, December 1, 9-1, Newboro Community Hall. Sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church A.C.W. Proceeds to Outreach Programs. Christmas in Toledo Shopping Event! Dec. 2, 1-2 p.m. Toledo United Church Hall. Vendors welcome- call to book 613-275-2707, email: slhealey21@gmailcom Silpada, MaryKay, Wickwitch Candles, Regal, more! Christmas Sing-along at the United Church in Middleville, Sunday, December 2, 2-4 p.m. The Christmas story in song. Christmas Tea & Bake Sale, Saturday, November 24th, 1-4 PM at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 2372 Church St., North Gower. Proceeds for access ramp. Community Lunch at Portland United Church, Tuesday, November 27, 12-1 p.m. Menu: pasta, salad and cake. Handicapped accessible. Contra dancing- ABC Hall. Nov. 24, Instructions for beginners 7:30 p.m. Dancing 8 p.m. Jigs and reels played by Eleanor See RURAL page 62


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2nd Annual Vendor’s Event! Hosted by Trinity United Church. Nov. 24, 9-2. Trinity United Church, 41 Market Street N. Shop for Christmas treasures. Baking, jams/jellies, knitting, candles, much more! 4 hand bid euchre, 7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Annual Christmas Market and Bazaar of the Smiths Falls Farmers Market, December 1, 9-1 at the RCAFA hall on Abbott St. Info: 613-283-8418. Art Show- sponsor: Silver Brushes. Fri. Nov. 23-Sat. Dec. 1. 9-5. Modern Thymes, 11 Russell St. E. Baby & Me Group, every Tuesday, 10:30-12:30 am. First Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-9307. Central Band of the Canadian Forces, in concert, Wednesday, December 5, 7 p.m. SFDCI, Percy Street. “Prelude to Christmas”. Proceeds to: REAL. Tickets: The Kiosk, Modern Thymes, REAL Deal Store or Perth Legion. Info: 613-283-9819. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage,

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children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- November 27, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Get W.I.T.H. It! (Walking In The Halls) S.F.D.C.I. October 2, every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ham & Bean Supper, sponsor: Ideal Chapter #61 Order of Eastern Star. Wednesday, November 28, supper served 4:306:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Russell St W. Take-out and delivery available. Call 613-2834230 day of supper. Monday Night Euchre, Legion, 7 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Thursdays Nov. 22, 29. Trinity United Church 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Wednesdays Nov. 28. Trinity United Church 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Fridays, Nov. 23, 30, OEYC, 9-11 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Tuesdays Nov. 27. OEYC, 9-12. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, Mondays, Nov. 26. Duncan J. Schoular School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. November 25th. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St. W. 613-283-1550, 283-2098, 2051255. Everyone welcome! Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 9:3011:30 am. First Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-9307. TGIF dinner and dance, November 23, dinner 6 p.m. Roast Turkey, Music 7 p.m. Good’n’Country. Smiths Falls Legion. Turkey Dinner- Knights of Columbus. November 28th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Door prize. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St. W. Info. 613-2832098, 613-205-1255 or 613283-1550. Everyone welcome!

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and older, Sunday, November 25, 9-3, at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. 613-259-2698. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, December 1, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club meeting, November 23, 7:30 p.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Sunday November 25Community Appreciation and Potluck, 4:30 p.m. Maberly Hall. Info Joe Anne Wesley, 613-268-2895. Texas Tuxedo Country dance luncheon November 24, 8-12 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #542, Westport. Tickets at Murphys or Legion. The Village Bakefesthome-made Christmas baking in one stop. Dec. 1, 10-2. Christ Church, Ashton. 613253-5240. Toledo Legion, Sunday, December 2, 2-5. This Old Heart and the Country Comrades. supper to follow.

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