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From left, Lana March, chair of the “Building Our College, Our Community, Our Future,” campaign at the Algonquin College Foundation, Dave and Ann Trick, and Algonquin College president Kent MacDonald, and the cheque for $100,000 to the campus building fund, the largest in the college’s history by an alumni.

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EMC News – Algonquin College’s Perth campus has received the largest-ever donation from an alumnus, to the tune of $100,000. The money, earmarked for the college foundation’s “Building Our College, Our Community, Our Future” campaign, came from the Dave and Ann Trick Family Foundation. “This is the largest donation to our campaign and this is the largest donation that an alumnus has made to the college,” said college president Kent MacDonald in accepting the money at an event on Thursday, Nov. 22. “Perth has always been good to us and we wanted to give back,” said Dave Trick, a business owner.

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Former town councillor John Wilson recalled the very moment when, he believes, Trick made up his mind to donate to his alma mater. Back in August of 2010, he and Trick visited the campus to look at the architect’s blueprints for renovations to the campus. Walking around the campus, with visions of the architect’s lines still fresh in their minds, Wilson said that it made him “realize the value of this college to the community,” a feeling he knew Trick shared. “I almost felt overwhelmed. I was almost walking on air. ‘Wow,’ he said. ‘This is really going to happen.’” He spoke with Trick in the parking lot after their tour. “He was more excited than I was,” Wilson recalled. “And look at what fruit that has

borne.” Not only did Dave attend Algonquin, Ann also taught at the college, so the college is very much a part of their lives. Wilson reiterated that the Perth campus in particular, which, at one time came very close to closing, was “vital” to the community, so that the town and vicinity’s young people would not have to go away to the big city, and pay extra for room and board and travel. With those costs factored in, some students simply could not afford a postsecondary education. “These people have never lost the small town touch,” said Wilson, of the Trick family in particular, but the campus community in general. “You don’t see this often at large institutions. These people really care.”

“Our students will bene¿t from this,” said Lana March, chair of the “Building Our College, Our Community, Our Future,” campaign at the Algonquin College Foundation. “This will encourage others to support this campaign. While school sports heroes or “jocks” are sometimes unfairly painted as not being strong academically, MacDonald brought to mind the example of Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens goalie, Stanley Cup winner but also trained in law and a former cabinet minister), and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. A former National Basketball Association player, Bradley ran for president in 2000, and was a Rhodes Scholar. Bradley is also an author, and this past summer, MacDonald read his recent

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From left, Jack Taylor of Lanark Mutual Insurance, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Deborah Pretty Straathof, Gordon Patterson, and Dave Campbell, of the Ontario Farmers Association (OFA), accompanied by farmers Wyatt McWilliams and Harold Bateman, at the rail yards in Smiths Falls on Monday, Nov. 26.

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EMC News – Pay it forward and it’ll come back to you. Harold Bateman knows that better than anyone this week. The Tweed, Ont. farmer found himself at the Smiths Falls rail yards on Monday, Nov. 26, the morning of winter’s ¿rst snowfall, about as far removed from this past summer’s drought-inducing heat as one could be. He was waiting to unload a whole load of hay which had been sent in by train from western Canada. Several years ago, the beef farmer had been one of those who had volunteered to send their own hay westward-ho to droughtstricken fellow farmers on the prairies. “We’re hurting,” Bateman said, looking up at the towering yellow bales, set against the cold, blue sky. “I’m lucky to have it. I was ecstatic” with the news. One of Shakespeare’s plays was entitled All’s Well That Ends Well, and while it has ended well for Bateman, it certainly did not start that way

for him. “Everything started wrong,” he said. For many farmers in the area, the ¿rst cut of the season was not good, and as the bales were being wound together, Bateman had that horrible sinking feeling that their best efforts were to be in vain. “The day we made the last bale, the numbers were not there,” said Bateman. “We’re in trouble.” The English poet John Milton once wrote that “they also serve who only stand and wait,” and indeed Bateman too stood at the ready to help the farmers, lo those many years ago. “We offered it but we didn’t send any because they had enough without ours,” said Bateman. Now, with the generosity returned, Bateman hopes that this shipment will last until March. Like a warm Chinook wind blowing from across the prairies here into eastern Ontario, the generosity of fellow Canadians warmed the hearts of other farmers in the area. “It’s tremendous to see hay like this come in and the west supporting us,” said Gordon

Patterson of the Lanark Cattlemen’s Association. “They (loads of hay) are coming in every day…It’s great to see the western farmers supporting the eastern Ontario farmers like this.” In fact, that very morning, Patterson had helped unload hay up in Maberly. “Myself, I’m all right,” said Patterson. “I reduced my herd last year because I’m supposed to retire.” Like Bateman’s predicament, Patterson’s hay yield was only 50 per cent of what it normally is. “There were lots of others that had no hay,” said Patterson. “They were in a desperate situation.” These western grasses, however, will go a long way towards helping farmers continue to feed cities. “The more hay we can get to those animals, the better,” said Patterson. Farmer Wyatt McWilliams of Navan remembered the original Hay West campaign. “Times have changed,” he said. “It’s pretty heart-warming to know that the Canadian spirit is alive and well. The

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Mississippi Mills council debates shelter funding By TIFFANY LEPACK

EMC News – A motion from Lanark County Council sparked a heated debate at the Town of Mississippi Mills council meeting on Nov. 5. On Oct. 24, Lanark County council voted not to refer a request for $35,000 from the Interval House to the 2013 budget process. This decision was based upon a staff report which stated that granting the request would severely impact the county’s already declining

budget for social housing. Although the motion had already been rejected at county council, a motion was still in front of Mississippi Mills council. This motion was asking for support in the form of a contribution to Interval House. Mayor John Levi, who also sits on county council, started the debate by suggesting that they pull the motion because it had already been defeated at the county level. Ramsay Ward Council-

lor Val Wilkinson, who also sits on county council, expressed that there were some concerns with the request, as there are no grant systems at the county. She also explained that the request was too speci¿c and needed to be slightly changed. Pakenham Ward Councillor Duncan Abbott made a passionate plea to his council colleagues to support the recommendation. He asked those who didn’t to explain their position.

“Councillors should have to go and explain why Interval House is full,” said Abbott. “Because of the principles of spending $30,000. I hope they are there to explain the principles (of why the funding request was rejected), those principles are pretty vague and I am disappointed in the county.” Levi noted the county was making great strides in its budget and stressed that there must be responsible spending.

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EMC News - Breakthrough research into ¿ghting cancer with viruses and investigating ways to treat acute leukemias continues thanks to a combined $13.4 million commitment from the Terry Fox Foundation. The funds are raised annually by the foundation through Terry Fox community and school runs. The funding will support an Ottawa-based team conducting research into oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells and leave healthy ones unharmed) to treat various forms of cancer. A team in Vancouver is exploring why acute forms of leukemia are dif¿cult to treat.

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Celebrate the Christmas season in Mississippi Mills Night stage features Mark Papousek, Gail Gavan and Friends, the Cedarhill Children’s Choir, Seamus Costello, Mike Ryan, Blackwell, Brad Scott, Kelly Sloan, Jordan McIntosh, The Allan Martin Puppets, Trish Leeper and My Town’s Got Talent 2012 Winner Alexander Cox. Local hospital of¿cials will be on hand too to light up a Christmas tree symbolizing the community’s attachment the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor. When revelers look way up to see Santa and the ¿reworks they will notice something new in downtown Almonte. Thanks to the diligent and creative efforts of a team of local volunteers and artists, funds were raised to decorate Mill Street with new holiday decor. Local entrepreneur, Emily Arbour, spearheaded a project to dismantle and replace the town’s aging and very tattered Christmas candelabra. Bits and pieces of the old

decorations were refashioned into adorable Christmas tree decorations that have been selling like hotcakes. You can get your own at the Light Up the Night event. Special Light Up the Night mittens will also be for sale on the street as a way to raise funds to keep this heart-warming annual tradition going in Mississippi Mills. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Mill Street and wrap up with the light up ceremony and a spectacular ¿rework display. To get things started earlier in the evening, the Almonte LCBO is once again hosting a fundraising taste testing (4 to 7 p.m.) with snacks provided by CafÊ Postino. More information about Light Up the Night is available at Santa Claus Parades You can catch Santa more than once in Mississippi Mills this year. On Saturday, Dec. 8, he’ll be in Pakenham

for A Country Christmas themed parade and festivities. The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and winds up at the Stewart Community Centre at 112 MacFarlane St. During the parade, the Pakenham Civitan Club will be accepting donations of food or money for the Lanark County Food Bank. Parade participants are asked to register by noon, and cash prizes will reward those who show the best Christmas spirit. After the parade, free hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served compliments of the Thunder Grill Canteen in the community centre, where the kids can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a free skate. On Sunday, Dec. 9, Almonters will wait until nightfall for Santa’s arrival on Mill Street. The shift to the evening parade (start time at 5 p.m.) is meant to deliver a glittering array of brightly lit Àoats

Carleton Place Family of Schools to offer family ďŹ tness classes for entire school year EMC Sports – The Carleton Place family of schools is offering family Âżtness classes to the Carleton Place community for the entire school year. From October to June, students, families, friends, and community members will have the opportunity to try out a new Âżtness class each month, thanks to a Parents Reaching Out grant from the provincial government. “We applied for the grant earlier this year, and were excit-

ed to Âżnd out that we received it in September,â€? said Caldwell Street Public School Vice-Principal Lea Doxey. “We created this initiative to give people in our community the opportunity to try new Âżtness classes, improve their health and wellness, and visit our great schools.â€? Throughout the month of October, Beckwith Public School is hosting a GLEE Workshop by Jennifer Laale called Dance! Sing! Be Healthy! Body, Mind

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January 2013:Release Holiday Tension – Family Yoga with the Yoga Station, www. at Caldwell Street Public School, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. February:Exploring Family Wellness – Heritage Fitness Staff, www.heritage¿ at the Carleton Place High School. Watch for dates. Information about future events from Iron Angel Kettlebells and Luv2Groove, as well as more yoga will be made available soon.

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Doxey said participants must pre-register for each activity by contacting CPFamilyFitness@ Admission for each event is by donation to the Upper Canada District School Board’s Champions for Kids Foundation. “Take this great opportunity to come out and get Âżt with your entire family!â€? said Doxey.

and a luminous and unforgettable holiday event. Local businesses, churches, sports and community groups are encouraged to call and register so they can add their light to what could be Almonte’s longest parade yet. The 2nd Almonte Cubs, Scouts and Venturers will be collecting food along the parade route in support of the Lions Christmas Food Basket campaign. After the parade, the Almonte Lions Club will sponsor its annual “warm upâ€? with hot dogs, hot chocolate and free public skating at the Almonte and District Community Centre. Both the Almonte Civitan Club and Almonte Lions Club are ready with awards to recognize the best use of themes and lights, as well as the best overall Ă€oat. For more information about the parades, or to register a Ă€oat for either parade, contact the Mississippi Mills Recreation and Culture Department at 613-256-1077.


the Pakenham Post Of¿ce invites all the little ones to visit them in the morning for help with their letters to Santa. The day wraps up with a tree lighting ceremony on the historic Five Span Bridge at 5 p.m. Light Up the Night It’s hard to describe how it happens, but this kick-off to the Christmas season, which takes place on Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., immediately puts you in a festive mood. Whether it’s the great musical entertainment, the ubiquitous Almonte puppets, the ¿reworks, the darling Twinkle Fairies, the hot chocolate or the arrival of Santa Claus, for over 20 years now this evening in downtown Almonte makes you want to hug your kids and belt out a Christmas tune or two. Last year, nearly 5,000 people showed up for this Almonte favourite holiday celebration. This year, the Light Up the

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Students from Naismith Public School sing the Constellation of Stars Champions for Kids Christmas Musical theme song ‘Empower Us’ during the

fundraising concert for the Champions for Kids Foundation on Nov. 25 at Almonte District High School. The event raised $6,244 for the foundation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Interval House clarifies donation issue DEAR EDITOR: Please see the forwarded email below (at the request of the original sender). We received this email message about solicitation letters from the Toronto Interval House. Because many people have been calling in to the shelter to ask us about this, we felt it would be helpful to clarify. Lanark County Interval House wants to assure the public that we do not share personal or contact information of any of Lanark County Interval House supporters. Also, Lanark County Interval House does not receive any of the funds sent to the Toronto Interval House. LCIH wishes all sister shelters well across the country; we are all working to help women and children escape violent situations. If the local public is interested in supporting the Lanark County Interval House, they can visit our website at or call 613-257-3469 for information on how they can help. Or mail donations directly to Lanark County Interval House P.O.

Box 107 Carleton Place, ON, K7A 3P3 Thank you for your help and support of the work we do. Sincerely, Heather Whiting Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator Lanark County Interval House Hi Just a note to let you know we are still receiving envelopes from the Toronto Interval House asking for donations. I expect all those in this area are also receiving this. I imagine this is quite confusing as I have spoken to a friend who normally donates and she also could not understand why we are being contacted by Toronto. I also expect the funds sent to Toronto will not be used here in Carleton Place. See LETTERS page 10

EMC Editorial - The message is clear: there’s no room for bullying in our schools. The fact a special week must be held, however – called Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – shows there’s still a long way to go before the issue gets resolved once and for all. It’s an ongoing effort across the region but was ramped up Nov. 18-24. Just some of initiatives were an anti-bullying mural created at Beckwith Public School; a ‘Power of a Friend’ program at Caldwell Street Public School which encourages students to “stand up and not stand by”; various ‘Pink Days’ elementary and high schools; as well as assemblies and guest speakers. All of the activities took place throughout the area to mark this special week. It really is a shame a week needs to be dedicated to something such as bullying. Why can’t kids just be kids? Why can’t we all just get along? It sounds rather simple, but it isn’t. The designated dates focuses a bright light on the issue. Building greater awareness gives hope that there is a willingness to address the many issues surrounding bullying. This week comes just months after BullyingCanada announced it needed further public funding in order to continue operating. A nationally registered charitable organization, it provides not only a 24/7 support line, but also scholarship programs to youth leaders, workshops and more. BullyingCanada works directly with schools and families from across the country to provide supports in a bullying situation to any party involved. At the time of the press release this fall, the organization was looking at evaluating its operations as well as long-term goals. If an “inÀux” of donations wasn’t forthcoming the future of the operation was to be determined. Clearly, there is awareness, and a willingness to work on the issue at hand. Organizations with the tools and skills to deal with bullying when it occurs work hand in hand with schools such as those within the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Organizations such as BullyingCanada can only help to move forward in ¿nding solutions. For more information on BullyingCanada visit

Nothing was ever cast aside during Depression years EMC Lifestyle - Winter came early that year. It had been cold and damp, and suddenly the snow came. It was going to be “no ordinary winter,” Father said at supper that night. We ¿ve children were delighted. That meant snowmen, stamping out big wheels in the yard for a game we played back in the thirties. And sleigh rides. Lots of sleigh rides. And snowy white ¿elds, and the ruts in our long lane would be covered and our three-mile walk to the Northcote school would be easier. It was also the year that the two Montreal cousins, Ronny and Terry, were with us. They came in late summer, and never went home. The wagon was changed for the big Àat bottomed sleigh, with the one seat in front for Mother and Father, and now

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with the cousins, bringing the number up to seven children, all vying for a spot and ¿lling the back of the sleigh. The winter had only been with us a few days when a church supper was planned. And it would take more than a heavy snow storm to cancel something as exciting as a church supper back then. Father had covered the sleigh with straw, and put two bales of hay close to the seat at the front, where we could sit with our backs against them, and our feet stretched out before us. Of course there wasn’t

enough room for seven of us to sit with our backs against the bales, which suited my brothers just ¿ne. They would much rather be wrestling and trying to throw each other off into a snow drift! So my sister Audrey, young Terry and I, got to sit with our backs to the bales. It was a bitterly cold night for early winter, and Mother had heated bricks on the Findlay Oval all afternoon. Audrey, Terry and I were snuggled down under a heavy quilt, and the hot bricks, wrapped in several layers of the Renfrew

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to fold up the blankets and take them and the bricks into the shed. “The bricks are gone,” she yelled. Father ran his hands over the straw covered sleigh to make sure they hadn’t been buried in the confusion of settling us down for the trip home. They had mysteriously disappeared. “You can be sure one of the Uniteds took them,” Father said. Mother said that was the silliest thing she ever heard of – stealing bricks. Who would want old bricks when you can get them for a few cents at the brick yard in Renfrew? It was little Terry who, after coming awake, said with a sleepy voice, “I know where they are.” And then quickly nodded off as he was being carried into the house. Mother gently shook him awake. “Alright Terry. Where are

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the bricks?” “They are all along the road. They were cold and no good no more so I frowed them away.” We went to church early the next morning. The three brothers walking along the road, looking for, and picking up the ¿ve or six bricks half hidden in the snowbanks. Even though they cost next to nothing, even a few cents back in those Depression years were not to be casually thrown away on the side of the road and forgotten. Many a time would they be used again that winter and other winters to come. And my sister Audrey made awfully sure thereafter that young Terry knew how important the bricks were, even when they lost their heat.

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Get tickets for weekend’s Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour By TARA GESNER

EMC Events – Do you need some home décor tips for Christmas? If so, tickets are still available for the Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour this weekend, Dec. 1-2. The inaugural affair presents participants with eight stunning homes to explore – all decked out in holiday radiance. The following locations are featured: 374 Cedar Crest Dr., 153 and 155 Catherine Ave., 137 Nelson

St. E., 31 Nelson St. W., 189 Lake Ave. E. and 242 and 310 High St. Some are old, some new, and some are larger than others – a perfect assortment. The house tour runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds bene¿t the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) and Lanark County Snowsuit Campaign. Event organizers are Jane Tunks, Robyn Arseneau (CPD-

MH’s manager of fundraising) and Margo Bell (Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville’s community outreach coordinator). No children under the age of 14 are permitted on the tour, in addition to photography, food or beverage. Cute bags will be provided in which to place outdoor footwear. Each house can only be visited once per ticket holder. The tour also includes a ballot for a chance to win great prizes, and participating restaurants and mer-

chants in Carleton Place will be offering discounts or complimentary items to ticket holders on both tour days. Look for the Àyer in the window and a big green bow. Tickets must be presented. Tunks’ home is featured on the tour. The Carleton Place resident goes all out – 27 Christmas trees, thousands of lights and festive decorations everywhere. Tickets are $25, available at a number of locations in Carleton Place (The Floral Boutique, Remembrance Gift Shop, The Blossom

Shop, Tangled Hair Design, CPDMH Auxiliary Gift Shoppe, Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce and Carleton Place Nursery), Almonte (Smitten and Blackbird), Arnprior (Simply Elegant Décor & Gifts), Perth (Family and Children Services), Jasper (The Country Christmas Shoppe) and Ottawa (Tivoli Florists, In Bloom and Yarn Forward). Organizers hope to turn the tour into an annual event. A handful of homes are already lined up for next year.

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Located at 310 High St. in Carleton Place, this lovely stone home, known as the Scottish Mansion, was built almost a century ago by Charles Bates, a local textile manufacturer. The home has had approximately eight owners over the years and sat vacant for upwards of five years before the current owners purchased it. They discovered the home by driving by, immediately falling in love with it and purchasing it in early 2010. Completely renovating the home from top to bottom, the owners tried to restore as much original woodwork and character as possible. Although still under renovation, three quarters of the home has been restored or redesigned to give a warm homey feel. Since moving into the home, the new owners have enjoyed decorating it for all the holidays – Christmas being their favorite, with every room feeling warm and cozy and full of Christmas cheer. The house (three storeys) is decorated from top to bottom with decorations ranging from modern to antique style. There are three trees – one just for the pet parrot, Gus.

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This weekend’s (Dec. 1-2) Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour features eight unique homes (heritage, Victorian, waterfront and more). The owners of 155 Catherine Ave. (built in 2002) moved in just before Christmas. The home is spacious with a very large recreational room in the basement – a great place to gather for the holidays. There is plenty of room for a large Christmas tree, a Christmas village and, of course, the famous train that all the grandchildren adore. There are 12 decorated trees outside and two inside. The house overlooks Mississippi Lake and sits on three full landscaped acres. Features include: infloor heating, two fireplaces, four bathrooms, mechanical room, large enclosed sunroom and 50 feet of open deck overlooking the water.

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Featured in this weekend’s Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour is Hatton House, located at 242 High St. The home, built in 1892, is a two storey, red brick Victorian. It has operated as a bed and breakfast since 2004. As with some of the larger homes situated on High Street, Hatton House has a direct connection to the Findlay Family and their foundry, which was established in Carleton Place in 1860. Christmas at Hatton House is steeped in the traditional and blended with the modern. Christmas is as much a time for family and friends as it is for guests from all over the world. Evenings are spent in front of the natural wood fireplace roasting chestnuts and enjoying company. Big Santa greets visitors at the front door and points the way to the living room filled with warm and glittering Christmas decorations. Some 30 additional Santas, collected through the years, help to complete the annual tribute to the season.

LETTER I have scanned a copy of the letter and I think that Toronto should not be doing mail outs to the Ottawa valley areas. This could be very harmful to the donations our Carleton Place Interval House receive to help you. This could also create a huge decrease in funds that

are meant for you to end up in Toronto instead which could prove to be very hurtful to those that depend on our local safe house. I also do not understand how Toronto received my mailing info. Thanks Francis Bryerton


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Crime Stoppers’ social back and better than ever By MARLA DOWDALL

EMC Events – After several years’ hiatus, Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers is bringing back its popular ‘A Christmas Social’ - bigger and better than ever - in 2012. It’s 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 nonperishable 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 wonderful 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 the while raising funds for an important cause.” Crime Stoppers receives no funding – period. Any money it gets comes from fundraisers and the sale of Nevada tickets. Monthly costs include $200 to $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 who ¿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 613-283-

2444, 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 imme-

diate 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 1-800-222-TIPS (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 phones do not have call display. Calls are answered 24 hours a day.

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NEW LISTING 168 Chambers Street $137,500 Investment opportunity. This duplex offers a 1 bedroom on lower level and 2 bedroom upper, features new roof, and improvements throughout and freshly painted. Clean slate, choose your own tenants, set your rents, and build equity!! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263



Quiet Cul-de-sac Downtown 8 Burchell Blvd., Perth $234,900 Fabulous location in downtown Perth, walk to everything any time of year- known as the `Wampole` houses built in the early 1900`s, this 3 bedroom home is in lovely condition- located on a quiet cul-de-sac allowing added privacyfrom the covered verandah you enter the foyer with open stairway to upper levelfrench doors lead to formal living room with built-in window seat & wood burning fireplace- spacious dining room with maple hardwood floor- kitchen was updated with newer cupboards, moveable centre island & counter tops, original selfdraining porcelain sink & wooden side board- 3 good sized bedrooms & updated 4 piece bath complete the 2nd level- finished attic studio on 3rd floor with skylight & built-in shelves- laundry hookups in basement with lots of storage space. Central air, gas heat and hot water, paved driveway. mls# 092102004010600 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

12 Halton St., Perth $199,000 Sweet 3 bedroom home in Perth and just one block from water and recreation at Last Duel Park. The cabinetry from renovated kitchen runs through to the dining area to provide an elegant setting and serving area - living room, powder room and den also on the main floor. Soak up the afternoon sun from the deck area. Detached shed and workshop provide extra storage space. EMAIL or CALL 613-390-0401

New Listing 1213 Carroll Road

$329,900 Immaculate, spacious, beautiful lot with pond and close to town, what more could you ask for? This is a 5 bedroom home with open concept, double garage and workshop, pool and hot tub. Don’t miss the open house this weekend. See you there!

Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

163 Paul St, Almonte $850.000 A charming Century stone home tucked on the quiet shores of the Mississippi River, this home offers a private and serene setting in beautiful Almonte. So close to Ottawa and an easy commute, this gem offers an updated kitchen hardwood floors, Large Veranda overlooking the River. Four large bedrooms, parlor, Formal dining room, cosy family room, new mudroom/laundry room and incredible gardens. Move in ready. Definitely one of a kind! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland 613-390-0401

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$439,900 Reduced from $459,900. 14225 Highway 38. 1.5 storey Stone B&B overlooking Sharbot Lake. Very bright and sunny house w/5 guest bdrms, 3 w/ ensuites. Games rm. Separate owners suite w/privacy & sauna. Large gourmet kitchen. Living room with field stone FP. Spacious dining rm. Recent renovations. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435

$349,900. Buckshot Lake: 3 bedroom Viceroy cottage with 185ft of beautiful, sandy waterfront. Great view of the lake from the living rm. Woodstove. 4 piece bath. Master bdrm has roughed in ensuite. W/D hookup in utility room. Preducted for furnace. Some finishing required. A great place to enjoy summers on your own beach! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. $72,000. Vacant lot on Richmond Road. East of Franktown in Beckwith. Easy commute to Ottawa with all the benefits of country living. 3.31 acres. Entrance has already been put in. Great location to build your family home. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.







ENJOY THE QUIET LIFE IN YOU WILL VALUE THIS QUIET T MCDONALD’S CORNERS! THOMAS ST ENTRANCE. This ON S! I DE SP! T Country Lovers and Mechanics spotless 2Bdr 3Bth, is quite N R OW WK TE TE alike, this treed 2 Acre setting unique, both Bdrms boast full AT MU A W 25’ M is for you! If you are searching Ensuites! Sparkling, UPGRADED ’X CO 35 for value and privacy, this is the 2 level Condo with great storage perfect retreat. Oversized Wksp/ space & a decorators touch‌ Gar + 16’ x 20’ Storage Shed Step out to your private deck is perfect for Work or Play. Dbl & entertain in style! Enjoy the doors make access easy for Large spacious open concept LVG/DNR Equipment, ATV’s, etc. Enjoy this boasting gleaming Hrd oors & cozy 3+1 Bdr, 2 Bth Bungalow a cozy wood FFP. Renovated Kit with full Basement, conveniently with additional workstation & located in the Heart of the Appliances included. MBR boasts Village mins from the McDonalds Corners General Store & 5 Mins to Boat Launch! walk-In closet! Large 2nd level storage available. Commuter Bus only steps away Move right MLS# 818602 in & enjoy this CAREFREE LIFESTYLE. MLS# 840985




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SATURDAY DEC 1, 11AM – 12PM 1234 8TH CONCESSION 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 Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

2 bed condo unit with balcony w/wonderful views from 8th floor. Open & bright living area. In-ground pool for exercise and cooling off in the summer months. Minutes from shopping and recreation in Historic Perth $159,000. Call Paul Gordon 613 390 2281.

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

14 GARRISON DRIVE, GRENVILLE Custom home on 1 acre in prestigious Settler’s Grant. Main floor 3 beds, 2 baths, laundry. Home Theatre room, study, lg workshop & storage area in basement. With 36” doors this home could be adapted for the elderly or disabled. $459,000. Call Paul Gordon 613 390 2281

2508 YOUNG’S HILL ROAD, RIDEAU LAKES Large 4 bed 2 bath family home, spacious eat in kitchen with huge pantry, living room with double doors to dining rm/family rm. Main level laundry. Enjoy the tranquil setting from the sun room. Upper floor study/ exercise area. Hardwood floors, loads of storage /walk in closets and original features. Close to HWY 15 infrastructure. $215,000. Call Rebecca Wissler – 613 264 9481

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

SATURDAY DEC 1, 1 – 2:30 PM 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

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.

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

SATURDAY, DEC 1ST, 2-4PM 112 ST PATRICK STREET, MERRICKVILLE “Christmas in Merrickville” Come visit me at my open House at 112 St Patrick Street. We’ll have candy canes and lots of Christmas Cheer. $199,900. Host Silvia Blanchard – 613 294 3661

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL BUILDING FOR SALE Excellent high visibility corner location presently Otter Creek Antiques. Circa 1850 – total approximately 1800 sq. ft. NOTE: Business NOT for sale, contents NOT included. $124,900

CLOSE TO PERTH 3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters with en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining & living, gas fireplace. Main floor laundry, study, home is heated & cooled by Geo Thermal system excellent running costs, lots of upgrades and storage. 3 car attached garage. $525,000

SATURDAY DEC 1, 1 – 2PM 9625 HIGHWAY 42 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. Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

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

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


Move-in ready 3bed/3bath home in family friendly neighbourhood. Living rm boasts rich dark hwd, spectacular stacked stone feature wall, bay window &opens to dining. Pretty master w/bay window & ensuite. Lovely kitchen leads to deck overlooking green space. $249,000 Call Jennifer Glazier 613 812 8114



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

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

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

SUNDAY DEC 2, 1 – 2:30 PM 457 STATION RD, NR PORT ELMSLEY Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $324,900 Host Paul Gordon 613-390-2281


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

344 STAR HILL ROAD, BLACK LAKE Year-round home/cottage on very private 1 acre lot w/200ft clean waterfront & great access! 3bed/2bath with gorgeous elevated views to enjoy from upper & lower decks! Well & septic in place. No public access to Black Lake ensures tranquil, pristine water to enjoy! $249,000

PERTH 3/4 of an acre located in the town of Perth. Municipal services for residential property or opportunity to build a duplex for investment purpose. Walk to all amenities. $89,200

DREAMS FOR SALE - CHOOSE WISELY… CHOOSE THE EMC - 16 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

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

this week in For Sale $129,000 Starter home or weekend getaway in Innisville. 2 Bedroom, large laundry/storage, water access to Mississippi Lake. MLS # 849786 R0011779712_1129

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49 Peckett Drive Stonewater Gate NOW OFFERING $2000 CASH BACK ON CLOSING!!! Now is the Time to Buy! Expansive 4Bdrm, 3Bth Home Nestled in Prestigious Neighbourhood. Warm Neutral Tones Accent the Natural Hardwood Floors. Generous, Modern Kitchen w/Raised Breakfast Bar. All 4 Bedrooms on 2nd Floor! $389,900

3 Bdrm Bungalow, Heated Garage, Huge 1.5 Acre Vacant Lot!

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65 Colonel By Crescent $239,900 MLS: 843840 S MS IOU DR AC 3 B & SP T IGH BR

20 Anderson Street, Smiths Falls $142,900 MLS: 849940 R DA CE G BC SIDIN

326 Coutts Bay Rd., Rideau Ferry $253,000 MLS: 846032

613.229.7565 613.860.0858


2622 County Road 16, Merrickville $209,000 MLS: 841236 TLY E FEC HOM PERATED U SIT

Prettiest Bungalow in Town at an AMAZING price! Quality Built, Luxurious 2 Bedroom Bungalow within Walking Distance to All Amenities. Luminous Throughout, Modern Open Concept Design, Hickory Floors, Granite Kitchen w/Island and Walk-In Pantry. Well Appointed Master Bedroom w/Heavenly 5pce Ensuite.


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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 Tank-10, Garage Door-12, fridge lower level-10. $196,900

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Smiths Falls Westport Smiths Falls

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Perth Lombardy

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OPEN HOUSE SAT DEC 1, 1-2:30pm 101 Rideau Ferry Road, Lombardy $130,000

Time for A change? Offering FREE Comparative Market Analysis during the month of January. Call Tanya to book your spot today and find out how much your home is worth!

109 Rathwell’s Shore Drive- Mississippi Lake

1203 Drummond Con 10B 49 Peckett

Carleton Place

Sam Kerr 613-229-7565

Carleton Place

Barbara Couch 613-596-5353

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1261 Ferguson Falls Road, Ferguson Falls Broker of Record Owner Office: 613-259-3033

Drummond/N.Elmsley Barbara Couch 613-596-5353



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History/Log Home Enthusiasts LEND ME YOUR EAR! 1835 circa with bright/large addition. Located in the riverfront Hamlet of Ferguson Falls. Updated EVERYTHING but keeping with the charm of days gone by. Two staircases serve the 2nd storey. Two woodstoves & propane furnace for heating. Central Air for the summer. New kitchen with s/s appliances included. Four bed, 2 bath home w/ ensuite. Two living rooms (formal & relaxed). Mins. from Hwy 7. $274,900

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REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, EMC, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: OR Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, December 4, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and home-made desserts. Info: 613256-1894. Euchre- 4 hand, Dec. 6, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Film Premiere “Almonte’s Interwoven Past” in the historic Old Town Hall, Saturday, December 8, doors open at 6:30 p.m., film starts at 7:15 p.m. Info: 613-256-2483. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, December 1, Simon Clarke, 3-7 p.m. 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. Shopping, Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte. Wednesday, December 5. Call Home Support at 613-256-4700 to reserve a seat on the bus. Stairwell Carollers Christmas Concert, Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Info: 613-257-3692.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Call 613-256-8339 for information. Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, December 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. 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. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:3011:30, Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Call Cara (613)253-2554 or Stephanie (613)284-9248. 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: 613253-7013. Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. Dec. 8. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. Community Home SupportLanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Nov. 30. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Community Home SupportLanark County’s Friday Lunch Bunch every Friday, 12 PM at St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/ reservations: 613-253-0733. Community Home SupportLanark 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 613-253-0733. 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. Monthly breakfast- Sat. Dec. 8. Legion, 177 George St. 8-11 a.m. Scotch Supper at St. Andrew’s Church Carleton Place Friday November 30, 6 p.m. Turkey Dinner, Homemade Pies, Entertainment. Tickets- Remembrance 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. Stairwell Carollers Concert, Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. St James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund St. Fundraiser “Hug The children Of Haiti”. Tickets: St James Church office 613-257-3178 or Grahams Shoes. The Carleton Place Sunset Club meets Wednesday’s at 1 p.m., in the Legion for euchre, bid euchre, bridge, games and socializing. A nice way to spend and afternoon. Info: (613)258-7483.

Baby Talk- Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Christmas Bake & Craft Sale December 1st, 2-4 PM, Bayfeild Manor Nursing and Retirement Home, Kemptville. Wide variety of baked goods and crafts. Dec 5- Kemptville Legion Bingo. -3 pm. Refreshments available. December 1: Breakfast 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 10:002:00. Pre-register your child- driver training. 613-258-4347. Diabetes Education Programme, at the Kemptville Hospital Diabetes Clinic, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month. You must register by calling (613)258-6133 Ext. 400. Info: Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Dec. 3, Wed., Dec. 5, Fri., Dec. 7, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. 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. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374.

Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Get WITH It! Mon. Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30-7

p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Line Dancing. Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. St Andrew’s United Church, Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: 613-492-0291. Pickleball, Monday, Dec. 3, 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.

Concert“Sounds Like Christmas” performed by North Grenville Concert Choir. Baldachin Ballroom. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. 613258-9978. Dancing on the Rideau Ballroom dance instruction. Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m., beginners; 8-9 p.m., advanced; 9-10 p.m., practice. Merrickville. Info: Ron or Sharon (613)269-7905. 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!! 613-269-4238. StoryTime for ages 6 & underFridays, 10 a.m. Theme: November 30, Being Naughty! Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326.

Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)624-5647. Pakenham Home Support provides Foot Care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance, Friday, December 7, upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, dancing 8-11:30. Info: 613-256-4126. 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: 613-832-2556. 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.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, December 12, 1:003:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Christmas Shopping, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East. Sunday, December 2, 10-4. A “onestop Christmas shopping trip”. Echo Team- PDCI, Christmas Bazaar. Dec. 8, 9-1. Vendors welcome (reserve by Dec. 1). Perth High School. 613-267-3051 ext. 1103. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, November 27th, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: (613)264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com

Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting, December 1, 12:45 p.m. Potluck lunch. AGM. Everyone welcome, bring a dish. 1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre. globalgeneaogy. com/LCGS/ Lanark Lodge Christmas Bazaar, Friday, November 30, 10-3. 115 Christie Lake Road. “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. 613-278-2712. Perth Ladies Auxiliary Meeting. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Christmas Dinner starts 6 p.m. Rideau Trail Association, hike the Skycroft Area. Saturday, Dec. 1. Meet- 9 a.m. Conlon Farm. Level 3, 12 km. Starting and finishing at Upper Rock Lake access to the Rideau Trail. 613-449-7459, Rotary Club of Perth annual Web Auction, held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of CataraquiKingston, is online at until Dec 2. St James Anglican Church, Perth, will host a Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Everyone welcome. St John’s Catholic Church, Perth, will host a Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Everyone welcome. The Nick of Time Artisan Show, 10-4, Saturday, December 1, McMartin House, 125 Gore St E.

4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, December 5, 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. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet December 5, Centennial Hall for a Christmas Party at 6 p.m. Gift exchange optional, mark gift male or female. Inquiries 613-253-1433. Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 272-2799 or 1(888)998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. 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

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Community Hall. Sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church A.C.W. Proceeds to Outreach Programs. Christmas Concert Boyd’s United Church, Saturday, December 1, 7 p.m. followed by refreshments. Christmas Sing-along at the United Church in Middleville, Sunday, December 2, 2-4 p.m. The Christmas story in song. Cookie Walk December 8th., 10 AM-12 PM. For the Catholic, Anglican and United Church’s of Plevna and Ompah, Clare-Mill Hall in Plevna. Silent auction and refreshments. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clinic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to anyone needing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Dance- Toledo Legion. Dec. 2. Featuring: Dennis Whittaker. Doors open 1 p.m. Dance starts 2. Hot pork supper 5 p.m. Dewar & Kennedy Cemeteries plot owners annual meeting, Monday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Beckwith Twp Hall. Eastons Corners United Church, wagon ride and Christmas Caroling, December 7th, 7 PM. Hot chocolate and snacks to follow. Euchre- Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Rock Springs Hall. Sponsor: L.O.L #434. Festival of Trees at the Oso Community Hall, Sharbot Lake. Dec. 6, 7, 8. “A Down East Christmas”. 613-279-2576, 613-2792706. Ham’ N Jam, Dec. 2, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6 p.m., supper at 5. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. North Gower United Church presents Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” reading in radio theatre-style, Sunday, December 2, 7-8 p.m. North Gower United Church. Proceeds to benefit North Gower Food Bank. Outdoor, Twilight Lessons & Carols, in the restored “Carriage House/Church Sheds” St James Anglican Church, Franktown. Sunday, December 9, 4 p.m. (dress warmly). Followed by potluck dinner at Centennial Hall. Info: 613283-3789. Pole Walking, Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. starting at St George’s Church, Clayton. Poles provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: (613)492-0291. Retired Teachers & FriendsLuncheon. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. at Sharbot Lake Country Inn. To reserve call 613-2792098 by Dec. 10 at noon. Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc. traditional New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. Monday, December 31, Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Catered buffet beef & turkey dinner. Info: 613-489-2697, 613-2582258, 613-692-4122. Shuffleboard, Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. Watson’s Corners Hall, Potluck social at noon. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: (613)492-0291. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, December 1, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. St Paul’s United Church, Franktown annual Lunch and Bake Sale, Saturday, December 15, 10-2. For advance orders please

call 613-257-4345. Tay Valley Community Choir in concert “Sing Me the Music of Christmas”. Dec. 1. Maberly Hall, 7 p.m. Refreshments. The Village Bakefest- homemade Christmas baking in one stop. Dec. 1, 10-2. Christ Church, Ashton. 613-253-5240. Toledo Legion, Sunday, December 2, 2-5. This Old Heart and the Country Comrades. supper to follow.

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. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand bid euchre, every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Senior’s Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 1st. Monday every month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-2834684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 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. Beginner Line Dancing. Fun and exercise for seniors, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie (613)2833823. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. 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. Christmas Community Turkey Dinner, December 8, 4-6 p.m. Smiths Falls High School, bus pickup available 3:30 DJ Schoular, 3:40 St John’s Anglican Church, return 5 p.m. 613-283-5383. CPHC (Community and Primary Health Care) Seniors’ Fitness Classes, 50 years of age and up, 1011 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Seniors’ Activity Centre, Info: Karen (613)283-4138. Cardio, Strength Training and Stretches. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Jasper, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Legion Br 95 Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. D.R.E.A.M. Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 1st from 8:30-11:30 AM. Centennial/ Rosedale Hall. More information call 613-283-7172 EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- December 4, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. See Smiths Falls page 24


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Ballerinas to perform in NAC production of Nutcracker EMC News – One of the season’s most beloved ballet performances will come to life thanks to three local ballerinas. Performing in the Alberta Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the National Arts Centre (NAC) between Dec. 5 and 9 are Carleton Place’s Lauren Mendham, Alex Tesolin, and Carp’s Cameron Hunt. Mendham, 13, will step into the shoes of a soldier, while Tesolin, 12, will take the role of palace page, and nine-year-old Hunt will ¿t into a mouse’s costume. All three are ballet dancers at Footworks Academy in Carp. The girls follow a tradition of Ottawa dancers who have played a part in the annual Nutcracker performances at the NAC for the past several

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The three of them heard of the opportunity to audition for the performance from their dance school. Learning the choreography has not been overwhelmingly challenging, they said. Rehearsals run anywhere from one to two hours at New Edinburgh’s School of Dance. Those who auditioned for the roles were placed in categories based on their height, age, and over-all dance technique. All three girls admitted they were nervous, but excited to perform alongside some of the country’s best dancers. Footworks’ director Brittany Black said the participation of the young dancers shows the commitment they have to the art and to the school, and how it de¿nitely cast the school in a positive light. The Nutcracker transports the audience back to 19th century Russia where the main character, Klara, takes the audience on a journey through a magical production. Said to be the most lavish set since its premiere in 2010, the show is choreographed by Edmund Stripe with music by the iconic Tchaikovsky. Central characters include the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. For more information, visit

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Family Fun Bingo- December 2nd, 1-4. RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St. N. Info: 613-284-0305. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Legion Br 95 Smiths Falls “Senior Moments” presents Music of the Season. Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m. Centennial Room, 7 Main St E. Montague Parks & Recreation New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance, Monday, December 31. Early Bird tickets by December 6, Call Judy 613-284-1149 or Bonnie 613-283-3496. Off Leash Dog Park Committee- fundraiser. Dec. 9, Legion. Christmas Concert by SFDCI Reunion Band. Doors open 1 p.m., band plays 2-4. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups and workshops, Fridays, Nov. 30, OEYC, 9-11 a.m. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Saturday December 8th, 9 AM-1 PM. Knights of Columbus Hall. Support the Smiths Falls Food Bank! Everyone welcome!! Info 613-283-1550, Jim 613-283-6000, John 613-275-2433. Smiths Falls Lawn Bowling Club Christmas Potluck, Saturday, December 1 at 4 p.m. at 2 Gould St. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-5383. The Lanark Animal Welfare Society would appreciate canned pet food at its drop-off spots: Rideau Winery, The Vineyard, Pet Value Smiths Falls, or Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Info: 613217-3181.

years. Each year at least 200 ballet dancers audition in front of a panel of judges who critique the gracefulness and expression of each dancer before deciding who gets through. This will be Hunt’s second time as a dancer in the performance. Last year, she was a soldier in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s show. The young ballerina has been dancing since she was two and in competitive ballet since age ¿ve. “I really enjoyed it,” said Hunt, looking back on the experience. “I made a lot of friends. It was a lot of fun. I had a lot of fun last year being a soldier.” This year will be a little different for Hunt, who will have to manage dancing with a mouse’s head on. For Mendham, a competitive ballet dancer for the past six years, it’s a dream come true. “I’ve always wanted to be on the NAC’s stage, ever since I was little,” she explained. Tesolin echoes her thoughts, saying it was a great opportunity to meet new people. The audition process was a true test, the girls agreed. “They made you wait a long time (before one’s audition),” said Tesolin. But no matter, the ballerinas persevered, and ultimately, it paid off.




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Fundraiser to support Lanark County Interval House a grand success EMC Entertainment – The ¿rst time fundraiser put on by the Dazzling Diamond Divas of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society and the Shopping Sherpas of the Red Hat Society in support of Lanark County Interval House was a grand success. Interval House is a desperately needed emergency shelter for women and their children. The fundraising event was held at the Carleton Place Legion Nov. 3. One by one the ladies arrived having travelled from all parts of the Ottawa and surrounding valley areas, and from as far away as Montreal. At the greeters table we had Carleton Place pins, donated by the town. They appeared to be a big hit. As well as the Jubilee pins, also donated. The ladies were soon all settled and as far as the eye could see was a sea of red, purple and white. The three colours represented red and purple for the Red Hat Society and red, white and purple for the Crown Jewels of Canada Society. They came dressed to the nines wearing a huge variety of hats, fancy bling, boas and every imaginable fashionable piece of clothing. Once all were seated and

enjoying their assorted selection of cheeses and crackers along with their choice of complimentary drink festivities began. Mayor Wendy LeBlanc graced the stage with her presence and welcomed all with an opening speech. She spoke fondly of Carleton Place and all it had to offer. We sincerely thank her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to grace us with her presence. Next the main event of the afternoon the fashion show began with fashions, which were provided for our models by Brenda Marshall owner of Pazazz from Shelburne, Ontario. As each model walked gracefully around the room we heard sounds of great approval and delight from the ladies in attendance. All of the items worn by the models along with various fashionable out¿ts and accessories, which adorned them from head to toe, were made available for purchase after the show. This proved to be quite a treat as Brenda normally attends mainly numerous regional, national and international conventions each year. Our models, local ladies, did a spectacular job for their ¿rst time on the runway. As the fashion show ended ladies

were invited to purchase all items that had been set up in a separate room, which resembled a temporary store on site. And then it began the door prize draws for the many wonderful donated items, which included a large variety of gift certi¿cates, gift baskets, household items, and so much more from the many kind hearted merchants. All proceeds from this event will be presented to Lanark County Interval House to assist with their ongoing work to protect women and children in abusive relationships that have built up the courage to seek safety under their wings. In total $649 was raised at this fundraiser. We could not be more pleased with how this all turned out and thank each and every person involved in any way that donated, helped, took part and or took the time to attend. Our most sincere thanks for your part in helping us make this a grand success. Submitted by the Dazzling Diamond Divas of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society and the Shopping Sherpas of the Red Hat Society.


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Dreams do come true: Area children enjoy whirlwind trip to Walt Disney World courtesy of Dreams Take Flight Ottawa By THERESA FRITZ

World featured a number of siblings sharing the magical experience. Among them were sisters Shaily and Feyah Turner of Orleans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very excited,â&#x20AC;? 12-year-old Shaily said on the plane, noting the sisters couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to ride the popular Splash Mountain ride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been looking it up (on) the computer for quite a while.â&#x20AC;? The Âżrst rides chosen by groups the minute they walked through Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gates were either Splash Mountain or Space Mountain, and they were revisited frequently throughout the day. While the water ride sends riders hurling down a 15-metre water drop and the other is a roller coaster ride in the dark, the screams heard were not of fear but excitement. As the day went on, the smiles got wider. While most of the children on the trip were English, a number of French youngsters enjoyed themselves as well. One of those was Denisha Poulain Levasseur. She had a great time driving a race car on the Speedway ride and she kept saying she could not believe she was doing it. For some volunteers, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip likely marked their last with the organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been awesome. The kids are great. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a great group today,â&#x20AC;? said 2012 Dreams Take Flight Ottawa president Nicole Banville midway through the Disney World trip day. Banville is stepping down as a director with the organization and the most recent trip marked her Âżnal one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is bittersweet. I will miss everybody. I will prob-

EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One hundred and twenty-seven children enjoyed ice cream as they watched the sun come up aboard an Air Canada Ă&#x20AC;ight staffed by a pirate crew as they made their way to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;happiest place on earth.â&#x20AC;? And if that sounds like the start of the best day ever, it only got better as the annual Dreams Take Flight Ottawa trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. touched down shortly after 9 a.m. on Sept. 25. By 10:30 a.m., children who might never have had the chance to visit the theme park could barely contain their excitement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eager to experience everything Disney had to offer. The day began bright and early at 4 a.m., as parents and children arrived at Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canada Reception Centre, where the prime minister and other dignitaries Ă&#x20AC;y from, in anticipation of the 5:30 a.m. Ă&#x20AC;ight. Once inside the hangar, all were greeted by nearly 100 smiling Dreams Take Flight Ottawa volunteers who turned what could have been a chaotic scene into a sea of excitement and organization. Each child and volunteer received a uniform to wear on the trip. Children received white T-shirts, red hats, black shorts and Crocs. Volunteers received a white hat, white shirt, black shorts/capris and Crocs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just incredible,â&#x20AC;? said Âżrst-time Dreams trip volunteer Nida Kealey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to have such fun.â&#x20AC;? She recalled how her now 18-year-old autistic son went


Splash Mountain was one of the most popular ride choices at Walt Disney World. Dreams Take Flight volunteers Mike Banville, Wendy Robblee (with mouse ears) and Tanya Bosman and trip participant Kideyn Matthias are all smiles and they move along the circuit before taking the 50-foot plunge. on a Disney trip with the organization nine years ago and it was the best thing he could have done. He has since travelled on a plane 10 times and she credits the Dreams trip with giving him the conÂżdence to do whatever he set his mind to. Since October 1995, Dreams Take Flight Ottawa has given children with physical, mental or social challenges an incredible day where they can be carefree and make memories to last forever. A total of nine hours was spent at Disney World including meals and shopping time. Dreams Take Flight Ottawa uses speciÂżc criteria to select children for the trip. Among the criteria, children with special needs must represent various agencies, be between the ages of six and 12 and have never visited a Disney theme park before. Making special memories happen is not cheap.

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip cost $195,000 and would not have been possible without assistance from organizations like Air Canada, which donated the plane for the trip and Shell, which donated the fuel. The Air Canada pilots and Ă&#x20AC;ight crew for the trip also donated their time, taking a vacation day to be part of the magical experience that not only included dressing up for the Ă&#x20AC;ight but also coming to the park later in the day to enjoy the rides. Other corporate sponsors like Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Crocs and Bentley stepped up again to assist with clothing, shoes and backpacks for volunteers and children. And even more sponsors support the trip and the charity in other ways. Dreams Take Flight is a 100-per-cent voluntary run organization. Various fundraising events held over the course of the year help top off coffers so everything is paid for on the

trip. Children also received spending money to bring home a special Disney souvenir. For some parents, the trip marked the Âżrst time their children were either away from them or travelling to the United States without them. But, the fear of having a child gone for nearly 24 hours was not greater than their desire for them to have the experience of a lifetime. Dunrobinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laura TafÂżnder, 8, was recommended for the trip by the teacher at her school in Kanata. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is very, very excited,â&#x20AC;? said her mom Tracy TafÂżnder, who said she was not nervous about her daughter travelling without her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so excited for her. It really is the chance of a lifetime.â&#x20AC;? Laura even managed to get a full nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleep before the Ă&#x20AC;ight, with mom having no trouble waking her up bright and early. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to Disney

ably hang a bit, maybe volunteer,â&#x20AC;? she mused. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the kids have had a great time from what I have seen,â&#x20AC;? Banville concluded. Her husband Mike, the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president, has been on Âżve trips to Disney World and he said the experience is very gratifying. As the day wound its way to a close, and all the rides had been thoroughly ridden, children and volunteers made their way to Disney Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Main Street for some souvenir shopping. Each child received $30 to Âżnd that special memento of a day not to be forgotten anytime soon. The group arrived back at the hangar at Orlando International Airport and boarded the steps to the waiting plane before the 9 p.m. takeoff. While the trip down to Florida had been Âżlled with the sounds of excited children, the return trip was much quieter and many huddled down in the Âżrst class sleeper bunks to dream about the incredible day that had become reality. Once back inside the Canada Reception Centre, each child received a donated Bentley backpack Âżlled with gifts to mark celebrating their special day. From there, they were ushered into the main part of the hangar where a red carpet was rolled out and parents waited eagerly for their children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was the best day ever,â&#x20AC;? one child was overheard telling his parents. No doubt, a sentiment shared between many other parents and children as they reunited after a long, exhausting but thrilling day.

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Elliot ďŹ nally out to pasture following a fruitful career the time arrived when the riding association decided that it was time for Elliot to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. Thus in late summer of 2012, Elliot retired again, this time to a comfortable living at a local farm where he had previously wintered during the cold months of the year when the riding program suspended riding activity. A well-deserved retirement for a wonderful horse who served the Ottawa and Lanark area for most of his life! For more information on the riding program see www. Submitted by J. Anne Gagnon.

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Education, Wm. J. Gartland, shared with the Board a plaque, which was received in appreciation of the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing commitment to the Roots of Empathy program. Recognized and supported by the Ministry of Education, the program is one of the evidence-based classroom strategies forming the cornerstone of the provincial bullying prevention initiative. Roots of Empathy has experienced a 20 per cent expansion over the last year, and currently offers programs in 75 per cent of Ontario school boards.


Summer capital projects update Over the course of the last few months, the CDSBEO Plant and Maintenance Department has worked diligently toward the completion of an extensive number of upgrades within schools, and board facilities. Manager of Plant and Maintenance, Bernie Kehoe, presented to the Board an overview of a considerable number of projects compet-

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Year of Faith honoured through board initiatives At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to focus on renewing and deepening their understanding of their faith. The upcoming Year of Faith, declared by Pope Benedict XVI, is a summons for Catholics to appreciate the gift of faith, to deepen their relationship with God, and to strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others. The year begins on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and concludes on Nov. 24, 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Marg SheaLawrence, provided insight

to the Board regarding how the CDSBEO will honour and celebrate the Year of Faith in our schools. In cooperation with activities taking place within the Archdiocese of Ottawa, the Archdiocese of Kingston, and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, the Board will commemorate both the commencement and closing of the Year of Faith. In addition, Board staff will participate in adult faith development opportunities with a focus on renewed and deepened knowledge of faith. To help students embrace and understand the Year of Faith, resource packages have been developed for school educators. In addition, the CDSBEO will be co-hosting a Youth Leadership Conference for Catholic students from across the province and the Year of Faith will be a focus for this event.

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EMC News - The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce Grade 12 student Sean Fry, from St. Mary CHS in Brockville, will serve as the Catholic Student Trustee for the 20122013 school year. In his new role, Trustee Fry will lead the Student Senate, which is made up of representatives from all CDSBEO secondary schools, and he will take a leadership role in Board-wide projects and initiatives. Trustee Fry was sworn in for his one year term at the meeting.


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UCDSB chooses to continue to promote local autonomy has occurred. A response to the board’s letter requesting the premier lead a debate on the control of our public education system has been received, with the premier passing the issue to his Minister of Education (Laurel Broten). “We established a blog -, and it has received 1,900 unique visitors. The writings have been discussed in several other blogs. Our tweets have been re-tweeted hundreds of times. We have received coverage on CBC radio both locally and provincially. We have received coverage in the Toronto Star and the Globe and

Mail,” said Pietersma. “While we have been successful in inspiring conversation and discussion the government never yielded on its intent to marginalize the input of Boards. Our board was able to offer a strong voice challenging the falsehoods advanced by the Minister of Education and the premier.” The recommendations in the “Who’s in Charge of the Schoolhouse?” report are: • The board should capitalize on their leadership in defending the autonomy of school boards by continuing to advocate utilizing their blog, social media, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the media.

• A family of two parents with an average income of $106,808 and one child will pay $10,623. • A family of two parents with an average income of $113,226 and two children will pay $11,401. • A family of one parent with an average income of $46,134 and one child will pay $3,418. • A family of one parent with an average income of $50,964 and two children will pay $3,429. • A family of two adults with an average income of $96,458 and no children living at home will pay $11,358. • Unattached individuals earning an average income of $37,812 will pay approximately $3,707 for public health insurance. “There’s a widespread belief that health care is free in Canada. It’s not; our tax dol-

islative process works. • Modernize the employment contracts to allow the dignity of all parties to be maintained. • Boards should try to create the legal framework to ensure

the process supports student achievement before the Province entrenches its role. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Average Canadian family paying more than $11,000 per year for public health care insurance EMC News - An average Canadian family of two adults and two children will pay about $11,400 in taxes for Canada’s so-called “free” health care in 2012, calculates a new report from the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. The report, The Price of Public Health Care Insurance: 2012 Edition (download in full: display.aspx?id=18858), calculates the amount of taxes an average family pays to all levels of government in a year and the percentage of the total tax bill that goes towards public health care insurance. By estimating the average income for six types of Canadian families, the report breaks down how much money each will contribute to public health care insurance in 2012:

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EMC News - In response to challenges with Canada’s current immigration system and federal cuts to Ontario’s settlement funding, the Ontario government established the expert roundtable on immigration. The expert roundtable was created to assess how immigration can best support Ontario’s economic development and help immigrants succeed. Its role was to provide advice to the government to inform the development of the ¿rst Ontario immigration strategy. In developing the report, the roundtable consulted with some of Canada’s leading economists, researchers, and senior of¿cials from both the Governments of Ontario and Canada. Their 32 recommendations address issues including: 1. Over the long-term, the level of immigration to Ontario should be increased to at least one per cent of its population, or 135,000 people per year. At least 65 to 70 per cent of these immigrants should be economic class immigrants. 2. Selection processes should be fair, transparent, and facilitate diversity in the mix of immigrant source countries. 3. Economic immigrants should be selected based on

criteria that emphasize human capital, rather than current occupation. 4. A revamped federal skilled worker program should continue to be the main source of economic immigration to Ontario. 5. The priority occupations list for the federal skilled worker program should be eliminated. 6. The governments of Canada and Ontario should work in partnership on the design and operation of the new expression of interest model. 7. The government of Ontario needs to engage employers and municipalities in identifying labour market needs and challenges. 8. Efforts should be made through the Canadian experience class program to retain individuals who have experience working and studying in Ontario. 9. Selecting economic immigrants based on occupational and other narrow criteria should be done only on a limited basis. 10. Ontario’s provincial nominee program should be used to respond to speci¿c occupational shortages and to the needs of communities, including francophone and rural

communities. 11. The government of Canada should raise the cap on Ontario’s provincial nominee program from its current level of 1,000 to 5,000 people per year. 12. The federal skilled worker backlog reduction pilot should be extended to 2014 and expanded. 13. The federal temporary foreign worker program should focus on recruiting high-skilled workers and workers in the skilled trades and facilitating the rapid ¿lling of temporary vacancies. 14. Ontario should make better use of the temporary foreign worker agreement to accomplish its objectives under recommendation no. 13. 15. Ontario needs more information about temporary foreign workers.

16. Protections for temporary foreign workers should be strengthened to prevent abuse and unsafe working conditions. 17. The issue of undocumented workers should be addressed by both the governments of Ontario and Canada. 18. The government of Canada should maintain and strengthen the live-in caregiver program. 19. Ontario should attract and retain more international entrepreneurs. 20. The government of Ontario should develop a marketing and promotion strategy to attract immigrants with high levels of human capital to the province. 21. A one-window, clientcentred, “no wrong door” approach should be developed

for all government services important to immigrants. 22. Expand pre-arrival information and services. 23. Programs that target immigrants’ networks to enable the effective integration of new immigrants — particularly family, friends, and faith groups — should be supported in Ontario. 24. Criteria for accessing settlement and integration programs should be coordinated across funders and service providers to ensure that temporary foreign workers, foreign students, refugee claimants, and new Canadian citizens can access these services. 25. Mentorship, internship, and bridge training programs should be expanded in Ontario. 26. Settlement and integra-

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Canadians give themselves a clean bill of health EMC News - Canadians say they generally feel healthy, but signi¿cant groups in the population are much more likely to consider their health as just fair or poor, according to the results of a survey, released by the Conference Board of Canada and EKOS Research. When asked to rate their health, half of respondents answered that their health was excellent (16 per cent) or very good (34 per cent). Nearly a third of respondents (32 per cent) cautiously rate their health as good. A sizeable percentage of

respondents, however, were considerably less optimistic, rating their health as either fair (14 per cent) or poor (four per cent). “The good news is that a large proportion of Canadians feel they are healthy,” said Conference Board of Canada director Louis Thériault. “The challenge for the future is to increase this number, particularly among speci¿c groups within the population.” Gaps Looking at the more detailed data reveals some important disparities in the self-reported health status of

Canadians. Consistent with research literature suggesting that socio-economic status is a key determinant of health, wealthier and more highly-educated respondents felt better about their health than other Canadians. Fully 38 per cent of respondents with a household income of less than $20,000 rated their health as fair or poor, while just 10 per cent of those with a household income of $100,000 or more did so. One third of respondents with high school education or less deemed their health to be fair or poor, compared

to 16 per cent of university graduates who feel in a similar state. However, collegeeducated graduates were more likely than high-school graduates or university graduates to say that their personal health had improved in the past ¿ve years. And a majority of employed persons said they enjoyed excellent or very good health. Regional differences emerged in individuals’ perceptions about their own health. For example, onequarter of Quebecers said their health was fair or poor, compared to just 17 per cent

of Albertans who felt the same way. Marital status also appears to have an impact on individuals’ views of their health. Respondents who are married with children were more likely to say that their health was excellent or very good (56 per cent compared to 50 per cent of the overall population). One quarter of single individuals with children said their health was fair or poor. And almost four out of 10 single parents said that their overall health has worsened in the past ¿ve years. Visible minorities also

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LAWS offers thanks for community’s support This Week’s Pets Doggies”! LOOKING FOR FOREVER HOMES

little girl, she packs a whole lot of love! Farrah adores being held and petted, but as with all kittens, she can be easily distracted by bouncy things and exploring. She is a tiny little girl with the ability to bring smiles and joy to any family –she is gentle with children but would also be wonderful for a senior looking for a cat to snuggle up with.

Broadway is an adorable young female that is often overlooked because of her quiet, shy nature. As the shelter has been her only home, she tends to be shy and skittish to start, but once she gets to know you she likes to be talked to and petted. She truly deserves a loving home where she can learn to trust and revel in a loving relationship with her new family. Broadway is a neat and tidy little one year old bronze and white Harlequin. We hope to see her have her own home for the holidays. Farrah is the Volunteer Pick of the Week. She is an outrageously lovable black and white female of about 5 months of age. For such a wee


Dook is a real gentleman. He is food motivated and can be good on leash, for a hound. A vocal dog here at the shelter, he will likely be more of an alarm barker in a new home. He is an affectionate dog with people once trust is established and gets along with some dogs but would prefer a quiet home. Good manners are his strong point, and Dook is very polite when someone enters and exits his kennel. He loves a good brushing and being lavished with attention!

Dexter is a four year old black and white Lab/retriever. A Little About Me..... I am built like an athlete; strong

and full of muscle! I am described as a “sweetheart” by all the staff at LAWS. I love life and I am quite excitable but I’m eager to learn how to calm down if you would care to show me… I love people and attention. I’m looking for a person that can take me on long treks in the woods, someone that would take me along on car (or truck!) rides and, that would want to share activities with me. Do you have the same zest for life as me?

Charlie is a one-and-a-half year old black and tan German Shepherd. A Little about Me… I am a young, strong and energetic boy who loves to play. I will do anything you want me to if it means I get to play, especially if it is Fetch.

Typical of my Shepherd background, I am alert and aware of my surroundings which makes me cautious with strangers but I am very receptive to my humans. I have a lean body, keen mind and I am so excited for training! I really want a job to do and I thrive when someone offers me some mental stimulation. I really like cats....TO CHASE.... that is. I am seeking an active partner who enjoys the outdoors. If you too are seeking the same I am the guy for you! LAWS Wishlist -Gift Certi¿cates: “STAPLES” / “CANADIAN TIRE” / “HOME DEPOT” / “TSC” - Canned Cat Food: (“Friskies Pate” please…) - Canned Dog Food: (“Pedigree” please…) - Paper Towels - HE Cold Water Laundry Detergent - Dishwashing Soap - Bleach - CD/Radio Player(s) - Freeze-Dried Liver Treats (used for dog training) - Strong /Large Deck Brushes - Easy Walk Harnesses (Medium and Large sizes) Lanark Animal Welfare Society P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1. PH 613-283-9308 FAX: 613-283-0982 Open daily 11 am to 4 pm Serving all of Lanark County, Ontario.



EMC News - We have many special people and organizations to thank for pulling together in the past few months to help support LAWS. With the continued support of our communities, LAWS is working hard to ensure a safe and caring place for animals in need. “Thank You” to Diane Hat¿eld and all the sales team at Coldwell Banker-Rideau Heartland Realty. Their team provided us with a generous donation and graciously donated a percentage of their sales in September to LAWS. The Ambush fundraiser, held earlier this month, was a huge success and we wish to thank Healey Transportation, Kilt & Castle, Hinton Dodge in Perth, Perth Powersports, and many others for making this a great event! And Keri Healey-Beaupre, whose support has helped LAWS in many fundraisers and events. Students at St. James the Greater Catholic School in Smiths Falls kicked off a “Dimes for Doggies” fundraiser and not only is this for a great cause, it is also a great way to practice counting by tens while saving four legged lives! What a great way to combine learning with caring and thank you to Mrs. Wolynice’s class! And of course, thanks to all the parents who dug through their change to give “Dimes for

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Check engine light causes concern for car seller Car Counselor BRIAN TURNER

a shop shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t refuse a safety certiÂżcate pass because of this, but as of Jan 1 2013, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to get an emissions test if the check engine light is on, and that test is needed to transfer ownership in most of Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi Brian, We have a 2006 Suzuki Aerio with approximately 210,000km on it. Recently we brought it to the dealer for a brake job and oil change. While there, they said we needed to replace the radiator due to a leak, a rear stabilizer bar bushing, the front right ball joint/control arm and all the Ă&#x20AC;uids needed to be Ă&#x20AC;ushed and changed. The repair cost us $1,900. More money than we likely should have spent repairing a six year old car but we were not in the position to purchase another. A few weeks after this service job, while on a dark country road we had engine trouble. We started to lose power and noticed the temp was high. We were on an unsafe portion of the dark road to pull over immediately, got around the corner and approximately 150 yards down the road where it seemed safer

to pull over. As we did only then did the engine light come on and it died. All of this happened in less than two minutes. Had it towed to the dealer where it was recently â&#x20AC;&#x153;repairedâ&#x20AC;?. They are now saying that the upper hose burst causing it to overheat and the engine now needs to be replaced. They are not accepting any responsibility for not changing the hose as their recent test indicated it was Âżne. Also, since we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t notice the engine temp increasing and stop the car immediately the responsibility falls on us. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m no expert but common sense would tell me that if the radiator needs replacing the hoses do too and for all I know they are all installed together as a kit. Now they are saying to replace the engine it will be over $2,000 more. My questions are: 1) should they have replaced the hose or even suggested it due to its age and with over 200k on the car (I suspect it is likely a $20 part) and 2) as an impartial bystander with auto know-how should the dealer be accepting some (if not all) of the responsibility and costs or are we on the hook for the whole thing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; repair, towing, car rental as they also refuse to provide a loaner?â&#x20AC;? Thanks for your time Dismayed Knowing how radiator hoses on older vehicles often need to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;muscledâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; off of either the Âżtting at the radiator or

the housing on the engine, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conceivable that this hose may have been stressed and should have been replaced at the same time as the radiator. However hindsight really is 20/20. First radiators and their hoses donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come as assemblies. Secondly there has been a great deal of improvement in these hoses in terms of materials and manufacturing techniques over the years to the point that they no longer need replacing as often as they did in the past. In a case like this, at the time of the original repair, the shop needs to strike a balance between under and over-selling a job. If they had suggested changing all the coolant hoses along with the radiator, they could have been rightly accused of suggesting unnecessary repairs, but if they suspected a relatively inexpensive part would fail, they should have gotten the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval and replaced it. When it comes to a lack of warning on overheating, most vehicles today use a lot of aluminum and other light metals in their engines and these are quickly damaged when a cooling system fails. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost too late by the time a warning light comes on. I recommended the customer sit down with the dealershipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management to work something out. I armed him with some speciÂżc questions to ask regarding how the hose in question was removed and what type

of post-repair testing was done to ensure everything was OK. While I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the retailer to pay for all of the costs of a replacement engine, I hoped some type of compromise could be reached. Our Aerio owner reported back that the dealership offered him a 2007 Aerio sedan for about $2,000 less than retail (I checked their prices

and they were spot on). From the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, this effectively wiped out the $1,900 he paid for the Âżrst repair and put him in a vehicle that would have more trade-in value when he planned on replacing it next year (that was the original plan with his 2006 model).


EMC Lifestyle - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello Brian, I read some of your stories and I was wondering if you can help me out. I have a 2002 Acura 1.7 EL with 160,000 km which has the check engine light on for about a year. The code turned out to be a P1457 and the EVAP canister valve was replaced. The light came back on a few weeks later. The garage said I should smoke test it ($100) then they can see what else can be found. I tried other garages (Honda specialists) and they told me this could be in the hundreds of dollars. So far, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t noticed any signiÂżcant issues driving with it but if I sell it, it may fail the safety inspection? I have listed it for sale and am not getting fuzzy feelings from prospective buyers when they see the check engine light. A trade-in may be a better option? If I do try to Âżx it, are there any specialists in the Ottawa valley that know about Acura (or Honda) check engine lights?â&#x20AC;? Best regards Mark I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t jump to conclusions about the total cost of repairs. The evaporative emissions control system consists of a limited number of lines, hoses, and Âżttings, so it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an unending affair to diagnose things. The smoke test is where a tech uses a special piece of equipment to introduce a visible vapor into the system to check the various lines and Âżttings for leaks. Keep in mind,

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House was traded for 1940 Buick four-door convertible EMC Lifestyle - This column recently featured the 1940 Buick Special 4-door convertible restored by Bob Ashton of Port Elgin, Ontario. That same car was purchased by Bruce Bellingham from Mawhinney Motors in Hamilton in 1957. A letter arrived recently from John Mawhinney of South River, Ontario: “Hi Bill: My Dad was the late George Mawhinney and our neighbour was Bruce Bellingham. Here is the real story of this transaction as I was right there as a boy of 12 with my Dad, who owned and operated Kenilworth Motors in the east end of Hamilton. “My Dad wanted to get rid of a rental house he had on Queenston Road, so he ran an ad in the Hamilton Spectator: “House for sale…you arrange moving.” One of the callers, Dr. Ballard, went all through the house and loved it, and asked if we would swap the house for his 1940 Buick 4-door convertible. The doctor brought the car to my Dad’s house on Beland Court about an hour later and they agreed to swap the house for the car. This happened in 1957 and I would say Dr. Ballard would have been 50-60 years old then, so I don’t think you will be able to locate him now. “Dad drove the car to his





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Bob Ashton’s 1940 Buick 4-door convertible as it looks today. Now Sequoia Cream, it was light blue when new and repainted red by 1957. car lot on Kenilworth Ave. every day. We drove the Buick to Hutches on Van Wagner’s beach on the weekends. Bruce Bellingham lived two doors from our house and saw the car in our driveway every night. One night he stopped and asked my Dad if it was for sale. My Dad, Bruce, and I went for a test drive. Bruce needed the large convertible so he could ¿t his base ¿ddle in the back seat. He liked everything about it. He said ‘it was cool and very Àashy.’ “My Dad and Bruce agreed

on $1000. We would see the car every day with the big ¿ddle in the back seat and the top down just Àying by with Bruce waving and blowing the horn. He later moved to Toronto. That’s the last we saw of the Buick. Dad called it ‘Big Red.’ For the record, I was standing there and my dad mentioned this car was the mate to the car the King and Queen rode in, NOT the actual car, but still a very rare car.” Dr. Ballard reportedly bought the car new and family members might come forward with photos and more information. Stay tuned. I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@ or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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Residents can add their voices to housing, homelessness issues EMC News - Lanark County is always a Àutter with the spirit of giving. There are social enterprises, fundraisers, bene¿t events, blood donor clinics, food drives, gifts and food packages and hampers for those in need and even hot meals. Although there is always room for more, there certainly is no shortage of community spirit or the desire and willingness to help others. Some people even go for more unconventional gifts like purchasing clean water or livestock for villages in foreign countries. But there is another act of giving that doesn’t cost a thing, and that is the gift of advocacy. There are a lot of community-minded people in Lanark County and they spend a lot of their time advocating for people, animals, issues, change, etc. Some of them protest at Parliament Hill and others create petitions so that those of us too shy or busy to demonstrate can still lend our support. The majority of us often forget that actions speak louder than words. We don’t show

up when it really matters. We forget that although we can choose to add our voice, there are many who cannot. Many whose voices are important will not come because they are too discouraged, too ill, too scared, too short on cash to get a babysitter, too tired from working several jobs to make ends meet, or even too embarrassed because they have no place to shower. For every person who can’t come to contribute to public meetings and demonstrations, there are many of us who can, but choose instead to read a good book, watch that show we love, or surf the web. In the ¿rst week of December, the County of Lanark will be holding public consultations for their 10-year plan for Housing and Homelessness. It will set goals and outline how the county will spend the funding it gets for housing-related issues and how the county will prevent homelessness. The public consultations will take the form of focus groups, so the issues and concerns that arise will be

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driven by the people who come to be heard, not by the organizers. Housing is important. It is something that impacts us all, whether we own, rent or are between homes. Whether we are well off, struggling to get by or living in extreme poverty, we are all affected by our housing. It’s important that people come out and be heard. By coming out and sharing your thoughts and ideas, you can inform the process and create meaningful change in our community. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in Lanark County had access to safe and healthy homes? This holiday season consider giving someone the gift of advocacy. Come out and be heard. Voice the needs of your friends and neighbours. Participate in the public consultations in your community (Dec 3 – 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in Lanark and 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in Carleton Place; Dec 4 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Smiths Falls and 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. in Perth; Dec 6 – 1-4 p.m. in Almonte).

EMC lifestyle - In keeping with nutritional guidelines, this chili has a healthful proportion of vegetables to meat, yet it’s every bit as satisfying and Àavoursome as traditional chili con carne. Chili may be frozen in individual portions for reheating in the microwave. Transfer thawed chili to bowl and top with polenta wedge. Microwave at Medium-High (70 per cent) power for two minutes, then at high for two minutes or until heated through. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours and 15 minutes Servings: six · 1 lb (500 g) lean beef · 2 tbsp all-purpose Àour · Salt and pepper · 4 tsp (20 mL) vegetable oil · 2 cups (500 mL) coarsely chopped onion · 2 cloves garlic, minced · 1 small sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped · 1 cup(250 mL) ¿nely diced carrots · 1 cup(250 mL) coarsely chopped cabbage · 2 tbsp chili powder

· 1 tsp dried oregano · 1/4 tsp(1 mL) each cinnamon and red pepper Àakes · 1 can whole tomatoes · 1 can(14 oz/398 mL) fancy red kidney beans, drained · polenta (recipe follows) Polenta: · 3 cups(750 mL) water · 3/4 cup(175 mL) cornmeal · 1 tbsp(15 mL) butter · 1/2 tsp(2 mL) salt Trim away any fat and cut beef into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces. In shallow dish, season Àour with salt and pepper. Add beef and toss until Àour is taken up; set aside. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; cook onions, garlic and red pepper, stirring, until onions are translucent. Add carrots and cabbage; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Transfer to 10-cup (2.5 L) casserole dish; stir in chili powder, oregano, cinnamon and red pepper Àakes. Set aside. Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat; cook meat, in batches, turning to brown on all sides. Add to cas-

serole. Break up tomatoes; stir into casserole. Cover and bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 ½ hours or until meat is tender, stirring twice during cooking. Taste and season with salt if required and pepper. Stir in beans. (Recipe can be prepared to this point, cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before continuing and increase ¿nal cooking time by 10 minutes.) Cut Polenta into wedges; arrange on top of chili. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until Polenta is lightly golden on top. Polenta: In small saucepan, combine water, cornmeal, butter and salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, for 12 to 15 minutes or until spoon drawn through mixture leaves a line. Pour into nonstick 8-inch (1.2 L) round cake pan. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or when completely cold, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Courtesy Foodland Ontario




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paign to free their home with some equally bad and disjointed ¿ght scenes. And that’s pretty much the whole movie. Some people get shot, some people die, there are some chases, some explosions, and a whole lot of American pride. At some point Jeffery Dean Morgan shows up with a couple of marines to help out, but that’s it. Red Dawn is a narcissistic patriotic fantasy. With that in mind I try to judge the ¿lm for what it is. Is it at least a good narcissistic patriotic fantasy? The answer is no. It’s ¿lmed badly, it’s edited badly, it’s badly written and the acting is bad. The whole thing is just too hard to swallow. I can accept a weapon that wipes out the communication network for North America, but it seems to me the American forces and their allies stationed around the world might have something to say about it. And sure a group of high school football players might be able to wage an effective campaign against an occu-

pying force, but the utter ineptitude of the North Korean military that makes that possible is hard to believe. In a better movie these kinds of things could be overlooked, but Red Dawn isn’t a better movie. Cast wise there are some impressive young actors who have signed on to this train wreck. I would also imagine there were some impressive young actors looking for new agents on Monday morning. I had trouble seeing Josh Peck as the big hero, but Chris Hemsworth ¿lls out the role reasonably well. Adrianna Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Jeffery Dean Morgan and all the cast play their parts. I just didn’t like any of their parts, or lines, or delivery, or any of it. Maybe it’s because I’m not American, or maybe it’s because the ‘80s are over, but I just couldn’t buy into Red Dawn. If anything I found it insulting. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Hark, the herald angels sing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glory to the new-born King.â&#x20AC;? Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold Him Come, Offspring of a virginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s womb, Veiled in ďŹ&#x201A;esh the Godhead see; Hail, the incarnate Deity, Pleased as Man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel! Hail, the heaven born Prince of peace! Hail, the Son o Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings, Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.

/ , FQQIB4LTK LC"BQEIBEBJ Phillips Brooks 19th Century Lewis H. Redner 19th Century O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by; Yet in the dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary; And gathering all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. How silently how silently, The wonderous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heaven. No ear may hear His coming; But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him, still The dear Christ enters in. O Holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in; Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.


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2 RALIMEQEB2BA .LPBA2BFKABBO You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and BlitzenBut do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names, They never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa came to say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rudolph with your nose so bright Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you drive my sleigh tonight?â&#x20AC;? Then now the reindeer loved him As they shouted out with glee â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go down in history.â&#x20AC;?


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Healey Willan The ďŹ rst Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in ďŹ elds as they lay; In ďŹ elds where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night that was so deep. (Refrain)

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& OLPQVQEB 3KLTJ>K Irving Berlin Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, With a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairy tale they say, He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day.

They looked up and saw a star Shining in the east, beyond them far, And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night.

There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found, For when they placed it on his head he began to dance around.

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EMC News - Well it won’t be too much longer until the Mississippi Mudds take the stage to present their panto Aladdin for your entertainment pleasure. What I am sure most of you don’t know is that the Mudds originally presented this panto 22 years ago. It was directed then, as it is now, by our own Tony Scott. Although the cast for the most part is different this time, there are indeed two of the original actors once again performing in this production. Long time Mudds members Jan Ferguson and Jim MacGregor performed in the original show and will once again take the stage in this show. Jan Ferguson, as most of you know, founded the Theatre Group some 30 odd years ago, and we affectionately refer to her as “Mother Mudd”. Jan played the role of Prince Pekoe in the original production, but will be playing the role of the Genie in the current show. I am told that you won’t want to miss her interpretation of this character! A Genie like no other they tell me! Reason enough to get your tickets.

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Empty pews resulting in closure of more and more small, rural churches By MARY COOK

EMC Lifestyle – Helen Johnson has lived next to St. Andrew’s United Church at Watsons Corners, deep in the Ottawa Valley, for more than 50 years. This was where her children were baptized, where she taught Sunday school, was an elder and Clerk of the Session, and rarely missed sitting in a pew every Sunday.Early in November, the little church was packed to capacity. Not to celebrate another successful year of ministry, but to witness the ¿nal service and close its doors forever as a church. “It was a sad, sad day. And when they sang ‘Till we meet again’, I was so overcome I had to get up and leave,” Johnson said. The church was down to just a few attendees. Some Sundays there may be 10 or 15, but usually, about six people showed up. As one loyal supporter said when she saw the crowd that turned out to witness the closing: “Where were you when we needed you?” St. Andrew’s United at Watsons Corners is just one of many small rural churches hearing the toll of the death knell. In fact, within the Central Lanark Pastoral Charge, at least four other small rural churches have closed its doors. Many of us of a certain age, remember when the social life of every rural community revolved around the local church. This is where suppers, services, con-

are not unique when it comes to survival. Many city churches have closed as well. According to Rev. Bob Hill, retired Presbyterian minister now living in Combermere, even attitudes have changed when it comes to church. “More and more weddings are being performed outside of church. Scenic retreats, golf clubs, grand hotels have all become the place for the wedding ceremony. Even funerals are being held outside the church, and many, many young people do not have their children baptized,” he said. It was inevitable, with dePhoto courtesy of ART SMITH

Earlier this month, St. Andrew’s United Church in Watsons Corners held its final service. certs and support brought neighbours together. Loyal members saw that the church was kept in repair, home was paid to a higher being, and the minister was a force to be reckoned with. Often two churches of different denominations clustered together, but served a like purpose: minister to the believers, perpetuate the strong belief that brought the church to the community in the ¿rst place, and serve as a meeting place. St. Andrew’s at Watsons Corners was one of Rev. Rod Bennett’s three three-point charge parishes. “We have entered a different era. Young families often do not see the need for organized religion. Hockey and soccer ¿ll Sunday morning, and sadly I believe in 10 years there

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LITTLE ROCKER The Perth Blue Wings had some fun on the ice Friday night at home. — Page P15

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EMC News - The Perth and District children’s Santa Claus parade kicks off Saturday at 5 p.m. and even though it’s only a few days away, there is still time to register. Sheri Mahon-Fournier, chair of the organizing committee, says she will welcome registrants up to that day. “We have some registered, but this week has been a lot busier as it usually is the week before the parade,” she said. “I am not in a panic yet… not until Friday night.” Participants are asked to be at the old Brown Shoe factory on Sunset Boulevard by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 for judging which will begin around 4:15 p.m. The parade will kick off at 5 p.m. sharp – this year’s theme is a Cartoon Christmas – and meander down Wilson to Foster, to Gore, right on Cockburn to Queen Elizabeth School where hotdogs and hot chocolate will be offered to the participating children. “The whole route will

take about an hour,” MahonFournier said. Some of the best places to view the parade will be along Wilson and Gore streets where the areas are more illuminated. “We encourage the Àoats to use a lot of lights,” she said. When the parade turned to a night-time event more than a dozen years ago, there were 120 Àoats.

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“It’s not a lot of fun when the parade is so long that people are freezing while watching it,” said Mahon-Fournier. “Having about 50 to 60 Àoats is more manageable.” Saturday’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies and temperature of 0 Celsius. But please dress your children warmly.

Unions launch campaign to stop hospital cuts By DESMOND DEVOY

Scott Woods is in town, playing tonight at Farrell Hall. — Page P18

EMC News – The unions ¿ghting the cutbacks at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital have started a postcard campaign aimed at MPP Randy Hillier. “We want everyone we know to sign them,” said John Jackson, president of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) local 2119, which represents hospital workers at both sites, during a press conference at the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Smiths Falls

on Thursday, Nov. 22. “We are looking at doing outreach in the community.” The union has about 3,000 postcards done up so far, which it planned to hand deliver to residents – along with candy canes – at the Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade this past Sunday, Nov. 25 and at the Perth and District Children’s Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. “We’re sensitive to the fact that it is a Santa Claus parade,” said Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of

Hospital Unions. “We don’t want to be Àashy and take away from the parade,” but on a limited budget, they need to get out to as many people as they can. While the Progressive Conservatives are not seen to be as friendly towards the labour movement as, say, the New Democratic Party, the two union bosses insisted that while their postcard campaign may literally be addressed to Hillier, they were not targeting him, and indeed hoped he could bring his talents to bear

on the situation. “We know he is capable of being very energetic and dynamic,” said Hurley. “We want him shaking the tree of the provincial government…All we’re looking for from Mr. Hillier is that he will be his energetic self.” Hillier is not usually held up for praise in union circles, but Hillier welcomed the compliment during a telephone interview on Monday, Nov. 26. “Flattery is always nice,” he said with a laugh. “(But) I am a little bit disappointed and concerned with the language

about the hospital” from the unions. “There is no closure. That is false. The Perth hospital is not under any threat of closure.” At the Legion, the union bosses stated that they felt all three major Ontario parties were letting the health care system down. “They all want to contain the hospital spending,” said Hurley. “They all favour the consolidation of health care into major urban centres. See HOSPITAL page P2


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Hillier: ‘There are no budget cutbacks at the hospital’ they would let on.” “If they can ¿nd $200 million for doctors, they can ¿nd $2 or $3 million for the hospital,” added Hurley, who also charged that 44 per cent of beds eliminated over the last 20 years in Ontario “were in communities like this one.” Hillier had ¿gures of his own that he was quick to point to, like the development of Napanee’s hospital with additional provincial money, and the redevelopment of the Smiths Falls hospital, as well as the hospitals being ranked in the top seven highest performing hospitals in the province, as well as being in the top 11 in terms of patient satisfaction. Hillier also took the union leadership to task for what he saw as causing undue anxiety in the community. “A number of seniors and elderly have called me” about the threats of a site closedown, he said. “It has caused a lot of anxiety and stress because the rumours are false. We have been vigorous in getting more services into both hospitals,” he said, pointing to the new dialysis unit at the Smiths Falls site. “The only ones talking about closing hospitals are the union leadership,” Hillier said. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Tay Valley Township council vot-

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“The local consequences of their policies, and I mean all three parties, is to consolidate.” The unions will also be hosting two public meetings on the issue: • Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Perth Civitan Club, at 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, at 7 p.m. The meetings will be cosponsored by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), with the OHC’s executive director, Natalie Mehra, slated to speak. “They (OHC) have a great record of achieving additional funding for hospitals,” said Hurley. “At the meeting itself, we will explain the cuts as we understand them ourselves… (And) we will ask the community what would you be prepared to do?” It was his hope that a citizens’ committee would be formed to ¿ght the cutbacks at the local level. “We will leave those meetings with enthusiasm and energy,” promised Hurley. Hurley cited the recently completed deal that the province worked out with the doctor’s association as proof that there is “far more discretion (in the health budget) than


At left, John Jackson, president of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) local 2119, and Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, hold up two of the 3,000 postcards they will be distributing in Perth and Smiths Falls to urge MPP Randy Hillier to help stop cuts at the local hospitals, following a press conference at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion branch on Thursday, Nov. 22. ed to back a motion penned by Lanark County warden John Gemmell, urging the provincial Liberals to step in to put money towards eliminating the hospital’s debt. The issue went before Smiths Falls town council’s committee-of-thewhole on Monday, Nov. 26. “To me, it should be something that we support,” said Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples before council voted to carry the motion along to its full council meeting on Monday, Dec. 3. It was also due to be debated at Lanark County council

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Join community choir for Christmas concert this Saturday EMC News - If you like Christmas music, the Tay Valley Community Choir has just the concert for you. Titled “Sing Me the Music of Christmas”, the choir will share some beautiful and upbeat songs along with a slightly zany version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Wonderful four-part harmonies are the hallmark of this choir under the direction of Ann McMahon and Grace Armstrong. Creating a warm, cozy, country atmosphere is another tradition of the choir as the audience is always invited to sing along. The “Glen Tay Girls Choir” joins the concert line-up and will once again totally charm the audience. This group of dedicated girls practice weekly at Glen Tay School with Grace Armstrong.

“Fiddlers and Friends” have delighted local audiences with their enthusiastic love of music and fun. ‘Friends’ who play piano, double bass, guitar, cello, penny whistle, and banjo will join seven ‘Fiddlers’ to play some old fashioned, toe-tapping tunes along with a Christmas song or two. The concert will be held at the Maberly Hall on Saturday,

Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door. Donations to the Food Bank and LAWS are welcomed. Refreshment will be served following the concert as the audience and artists mingle to share the celebration of community and the season. Submitted by the Tay Valley Community Choir


Municipal Connection 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.

PERTH TOURISM PRESENTS THE FIRST 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 and provide your name, address, phone number (and email if applicable). Please note the deadline has been extended to November 30th (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 30th 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 to cast your vote • Voting opens Friday, November 30th, 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

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO MUNICIPALLY DESIGNATED HERITAGE PROPERTIES: By-law Nos. 2474, 3424, 2814, 2643, 3423, 3053, 2526, 2525, 2520 Pursuant To the Provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act R.S.O. 1990 Section 29, Section 30.1(2) to (10) TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Perth has amended nine (9) Municipal Heritage Designation By-laws, under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, for those lands located at: By-law No. 2474 – The Hope Building – 69-71 Foster Street By-law No. 3424 – Perkins Motors – 2 Wilson Street West By-law No. 2814 – Doran Block (Riverside Apartments) – 93-99 Gore Street East By-law No. 2643 – Dr. William Grant Buildings – 85-87 and 89-91 Gore Street East By-law No. 3423 – Francis Holliday (The Soong Building) – 67-71 Gore Street East By-law No. 3053 – Charles Rice (Thomas-Wright Building) – 63-65 Gore Street East By-law No. 2526 – Roderick Matheson Building (Kellock Block) – 39 Gore Street East By-law No. 2525 – Roderick Matheson Building (Kellock Block) – 41-43 Gore Street East By-law No. 2520 – Roderick Matheson Building (Shaws of Perth) – 1-3 Gore Street East

2013 GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULES: The 2013 version of “The Curbside Chronicles” newsletter will be coming to your door on or about December 15th. The latest version will contain both North and South zone waste, organic, and recycling information, along with items on what can be included in your green, yellow and blue bins. Anyone who needs extra copies or feels they have been missed in the delivery process may pick up a copy at Town Hall after December 15th, 2012. 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 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. SPLASH PAD FUNDRAISING CONTINUES: VOTING BEGINS MONDAY, DECEMBER 3RD! The Perth Splash Pad Committee has advanced as Semi Finalists in Round 3 of the AVIVA Community Fund Challenge. VOTING begins Monday, December 3rd, 2012 and will run for 15 days. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has supported this initiative and swept us through the ¿rst two rounds. The work is not over yet, but with your continued support of this exciting project, we can make it! Anyone with an email address can vote! Log on to the link (provided below) and register your email. Once you con¿rm registration, voting takes only seconds each day. Voting daily is imperative to ensure enough points are earned to make it to the top spot. Thanks once again to Finnegan Insurance for providing their Broker support to this project. The link for the Aviva Community Fund Competition is as follows: Don’t forget you can drop in to Town Hall, the back reception counter, to vote! Kudos to these community-minded businesspeople, who are this week’s donors. • Kevin James Construction – Bronze Donor Category • Shopper’s Drug Mart – Platinum Donor Category • Perth Police Association – Platinum Donor Category • Perth KIA – Silver Donor Category • Branch 244 Royal Canadian Legion – Bronze Donor Category

The amendment was to clarify the Statement of Heritage Value or Interest and the Description of the Heritage Attributes. Additional information, including a full copy of the amended By-laws is available upon request from the Town Clerk. Dated at Perth, Ontario this 21st day of November, 2012 Lauren Walton, Clerk, Town of Perth 613-267-3311 ext. 2239 THE EMC - P3 - Thursday, November 29, 2012


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CUPE 2577 reaches out on National Day of the Child By LAURIE WEIR

of abuse and neglect, and reducing supports to foster parents that care for challenging youth are just some of the cuts that CUPE 2577 members have witnessed in recent months,â&#x20AC;? Burt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to highlight the impact these cuts have had on children and youth in our community, added Burt. We invite supporters to join us at our information pickets to Âżnd out what they can do to advocate for adequate funding for child welfare in Ontario and to help us secure a fair collective agreement, ensuring that at-risk children and youth receive the services and supports they need to thrive.â&#x20AC;?

CUPE 2577 members held information pickets at work locations over the lunch hour


Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 2577 take action at the intersection of Herriott Street and Drummond Street East on Nov. 20 to protest child welfare cuts. wearing blue ribbons to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In ratifying that decision, Canada promised children the right to be free of harm and to live and grow to their full potential, Burt added. The provincial government

has cut more than $42 million in funding to the child welfare sector for 2012-2013, resulting in group home closures, reduced stafÂżng levels and cuts to services and supports that help protect and care for at-risk children and youth in Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it comes to protecting kids, prevention is key.

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; They have been working without a contract for almost two years. Front line staff at Family & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2577, reached out to the community on National Day of the Child Nov. 20 to shed light on recent government cutbacks in child welfare which are directly impacting the current round of negotiations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CUPE 2577 members understand the economic reality we live in â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but we also understand that children and youth didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t create the economic crisis and shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be suffering as a result,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Burt, the localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president, last Tuesday during a demonstration in Perth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is more pressure now to do more with less and unless the government provides adequate funding to enable agencies to deliver mandated supports and services, vulnerable children and youth will be put further at risk.â&#x20AC;? So far, the parties have been unable to reach an agreement that values the work CUPE 2577 members do to protect children and families, he said.

needs, reduction of front-line staff to investigate allegations

Across the province, the majority of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Societies have found their way to a pattern of settlements with local unions that will improve the quality of supports to children and families. CUPE 2577 President Mike Burt is looking for Family & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to do the same. Discussions between the parties are set to resume at the end of the week.

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ARE YOU AWARE? o Perth has been policed by our own service for about 160 years. o The citizens of Perth have given our Police Service a 90% approval rating. o Our Perth Police of½ce (Rogers Rd.) is open 24/7. The O.P.P of½ce (Hwy. 7) is open 8 to 4, Monday to Friday. o The Perth Police respond to ALL your calls. o We will lose our local dispatchers and their knowledge of our community. o The Town will have no say in future contract negotiations regarding costs. o O.P.P of½cers are scheduled to receive a minimum 8.5% wage increase in 2014. o These changes in Policing in Perth and more will save each household approx. $90. per year.

Perth Lions Club will be collecting monetary donations and new toys on behalf of the Salvation Army.

If you agree with keeping our Perth Police Service:

Bright Ideas for Lighting & Decorating Christmas Floats + remember to see colour you need light + use lots of white lights + reďŹ&#x201A;ect the light you have by using tinsel & foil or other reďŹ&#x201A;ective items + use a white ďŹ&#x201A;ood light for a wash of light + string lights overhead + make arrangements to rent or borrow a generator or inverter to power lights

+ mufďŹ&#x201A;e generator noise with music + give ďŹ&#x201A;oat participants battery-operated candles to hold + outline ďŹ&#x201A;oat structure & tow vehicles with strings of lights + do a trial run in the dark to see how the lights look + please do not use real candles or open ďŹ&#x201A;ames + make sure your participants are dressed warmly

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o contact your municipal councilor by calling 267-3311 o attend the Perth Police disbandment hearing hosted by OCCPS (Ontario Civilian Commission for Police Services on Exnesday, December 5 at 4 p.m. At the Perth Best Western Hotel.

This is the ½nal opportunity for your input. THE EMC - P4 - Thursday, November 29, 2012






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Perth to transition to Ontario Provincial Police on April 1 OPP to start patrolling town streets on March 11, detachment commander says By DESMOND DEVOY


EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The ofÂżcial handover from the Perth Police Service (PPS) to the OPP will take place on Monday, April 1- no joke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at the Âżrst of April as the ofÂżcial transition date, pending the OCOPS decision,â&#x20AC;? said Insp. Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander for the Lanark County OPP, during the Perth police transition meeting on Friday, Nov. 23. Training for the Perth police ofÂżcers who are making the jump to the OPP will take place from March 11 to 29. Perth police Chief Pat Capello and Salisbury will put a plan in place to make sure that the town continues to be policed during this training period by OPP ofÂżcers, as well as Perth ofÂżcers who are not making the leap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind doing patrols myself but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how much I can resolve,â&#x20AC;? joked Mayor John Fenik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would sleep easier,â&#x20AC;? knowing there were still cops on the beat, he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will be in the town myself for that three-week period,â&#x20AC;? said Salisbury. Fenik also revealed that the policing contract between the town and the OPP was Âżnished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In terms of the contract with the OPP, it is done,â&#x20AC;? said Fenik, adding that all of

the details would be revealed â&#x20AC;&#x153;once all of the human resources aspects of it are dealt with,â&#x20AC;? as negotiations between the town and uniformed ofÂżcers, the chief and civilian staff are ironed out. Fenik assured those assembled that the contract was indeed â&#x20AC;&#x153;madein-Perth.â&#x20AC;? On a related matter, the human resources committee reported that they are moving towards a resolution of outstanding issues with staff, which should be in place before the start of December. The town has hired an actuary to go through the numbers on existing contracts, which were due at town hall on Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The numbers we need to Âżll in the blanks are just coming in,â&#x20AC;? said Fenik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next week will be a critical week.â&#x20AC;? One hiccup has already occurred in getting a Perth ofÂżcer over to the OPP, but for the best possible reasons. While not identifying the ofÂżcer, Salisbury revealed that a Perth ofÂżcer is now pregnant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If she is not able to attend training, we would make time when she returns,â&#x20AC;? said Salisbury. The ofÂżcer is due to deliver her child in May and â&#x20AC;&#x153;all of her beneÂżts are covered off,â&#x20AC;? such as her maternity beneÂżts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She may not get her Âżrearms training during the initial three weeks training,â&#x20AC;? said Salisbury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That will be held afterwards.â&#x20AC;?

OCOPS SPEAKERS Fenik urged anyone who wants to address the so-called Section 40 hearing at the OCOPS (Ontario Civilian Police Commission) hearing at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn on Wednesday, Dec. 5, starting at 4 p.m., that they should register ahead of time. He added that that meeting was not a time to revisit old battles that he feels have already been settled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;OCOPS is not going to be interested in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why I want this police force to stay,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Fenik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be helpful for citizens to come up and say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We love our police force and want it to stay.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? While acknowledging that he too loves Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing force, he stressed that that is not the reason for the meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want people to Âżll up the gallery and rehash the four public debates,â&#x20AC;? said Fenik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people want to speak to the adequacy (of the OPP policing Perth), that is appropriate. There is a speciÂżc role that OCOPS has.â&#x20AC;? Salisbury agreed with Fenikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertion about the chairman making that determination, having seen it himself during similar such meetings in Kirkland Lake, Ont. and Carleton Place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chair will make that quite clear,â&#x20AC;? said Salisbury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You, as a council, have done your due diligence.â&#x20AC;?


From left, Paul Legault and Cathy Bell, both of the OPP, and OPP Insp. Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander of the Lanark County OPP, chat before the start of the Perth police transition meeting on Friday, Nov. 23 in the town hall chambers. A Âżnal OCOPS decision will likely take between 30 and 45 days, according to the OPP, but has taken anywhere from a month to three months with other similar situations. Perth police services board

member Eric Devlin, however, pointed out that the public had a right to speak out on the issue. Deputy Mayor John Gemmell, in discussing the dis-

posal of the PPSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets, reiterated that police guns cannot be sold to the public, only to another police force. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It might be easier just to get rid of them,â&#x20AC;? said Gemmell.






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Civitan Christmas crafts show displays one-of-a-kind creations EMC News – The Perth Civitan Club’s Christmas Craft Show was well attended on Sunday with vendors from across the county in attendance. Some of them included: Angela Tooley of Plevna (formerly of Perth) with her 3D baby art (below); Jenni Dumoulin of Perth with her unique jewelry (bottom of page) and Mary Outram with her cloth children’s books (at left). Photos by LAURIE WEIR

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SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2012 The Meeting Dates are as follows:

Tuesday December 4th Tuesday December 11th Monday December 17th Tuesday December 18th Tuesday December 18th

7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM Immed. Following

Council Recreation Planning Public Works Finance

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


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


It is an offence to plow, shovel or deposit snow from private entrances across or onto municipal roadways. The penalty for non-conformance will be a fine and/or the vehicle towed away at the owner’s expense.

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Also, please note that the Township of Beckwith will not be responsible for damages to mail boxes, newspaper containers or other appurtenances that are privately owned and erected on Municipality right-of-ways and are damaged through winter snowplowing operations. Please remember to adjust your driving speed to suit the prevailing weather and road conditions. Thank you for your co-operation.

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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 EMC - P6 - Thursday, November 29, 2012



Parking is prohibited on all streets or roads within the municipality of the Township of Beckwith from November 1, 2012 to April 15, 2013.


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Knives at the ready for Lanark Highlands budget Treasurer wants to keep budget at two per cent tax hike EMC News – Rising payroll costs are bedeviling Lanark Highlands’ hopes of keeping the draft 2013 budget to a two-per-cent tax hike. “I have assumed in this draft (budget) that there would be a tax increase of two per cent,” said Robert Bunker, the township’s treasurer during a special committee-of-the-whole meeting at Lanark Highlands Township council on Monday, Nov. 19. “A lot of the pressure on expenses is with salaries and bene¿ts. There’s been a bit of pressure there. Employee bene¿ts have gone up quite a bit, not because of anything council has done.” The draft budget sets an “estimated negotiated payroll adjustments” of $96,325, and as much as 95 per cent of the ¿nance department budget, for example, is tied up with salaries. “I think we should bring it back for discussion,” said chairman Coun. Bob Mingie. “We should bring the contract back and have a look at it and see what is says and doesn’t say.” “We have to honour our contracts,” said CAO Ross Trimble. Further to this, he explained that even with major infrastructure projects like the French Line bridge still needing attention, “there are really no road reserves left. We used most of it up.” While this was only the ¿rst of several budget meetings to be held at the town-

ship of¿ces every Monday at 1:30 p.m., Mingie said “How sharp do our knives need to be to get there?” to the two per cent hike. Bunker con¿rmed that the new MPAC assessments have been factored in to the budget documents to account for the increase in property values. The council went through the draft budget line by line and even picked up on Coun. Derek Love’s $92 long-distance telephone bill. “Every time I call here it’s long distance,” Love said. “Every time I want to call anyone it’s long distance,” he said, explaining that he has a 256-exchange telephone number. “It’s long distance for me too,” said Mingie. In a lighter moment, when the councillors arrived at the CAO’s budget, Mingie joked that “here’s one we can slash and burn!” On Monday, Nov. 26, the entire meeting will be devoted to the ¿re department budget. On later days, the recreation and other departments, like the library, will plead their cases. One area in which there has been a budget change has been in grass cutting. “This was the ¿rst year that we cut our own grass,” said Trimble. “For all intents and purposes, it worked pretty well.” “I heard nothing but positive feed back for the grass cutting in my area,” said Deputy Mayor Brian Stewart. Payroll or “remuneration,”


Above, Lanark Highlands Township treasurer Robert Bunker during a recent meeting in Lanark Village. Below, Rob Wittkie, the township’s deputy clerk, during the Nov. 26 budget meeting.

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costs have been going up at Lanark Highlands. For example, here are some samples from various departments comparing the 2012 budget allotment with the 2013 draft budget: Members of council remuneration (total): 2012, $89,188; 2013, $97,279. CAO/clerk of¿ce: 2012, $86,995, 2013, $103,718 Deputy clerk’s of¿ce: 2012, $36,317, 2013, $60,333 Finance department: 2012, $90,293, 2013, $99,550 Fire chief: 2012, $81,824, 2013, $86,141 Fire administrative assistant: 2012, $37,284, 2013, $52,834

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“FREE” CHRISTMAS DINNER at the Perth Civitan Hall 6787 County Road 43 on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 Entertainment by: Jim Moore and Friends




Santa always drops in for a visit! Reservations can be made from Wednesday, Nov. 14 until Friday Nov. 30th Call 613-264-8230 (Carol Rubino) or 613-267-3955 (Hans Gretener) Answering machine on both lines available Please choose either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. serving




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Committee Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 2:30 pm Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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.

Council Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - at 7:00 pm

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 Dave Ennis, Superintendant of Public Works 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239 F: 613-259-2291 E:

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

Budget Meetings Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - at 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 10th, 2012 - at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 17th, 2012 - at 1:30 p.m.

2013 LANARK HIGHLANDS CALENDARS Are available at the “Township Office”

United Way Lanark County 2012 Annual Campaign If you work outside of Lanark County, and donate through Pay Roll Deductions at your place of work to the United Way, be sure to ask that those donations be forwarded to the United Way Lanark County. United Ways believe in the concept of Give where you live, and your donation will be sent to your local United Way – all you have to do is ask. If you work for the Federal Government, be sure to enter the code 1359 on your donation form; for the Ontario Government the code is ON 08. Thank you for supporting the United Way Lanark County!

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City mayors make headlines for the wrong reasons EMC Editorial – So, just what is up at city hall these days? A few years ago, Rick Mercer had a competition on his TV show to ¿nd out just who Canada’s craziest municipal politicians were. As the 1984 rap song by Whodini stated, “The Freaks Come Out At Night,” but in this case, it seems, a few of those freaks instead run for municipal council. Yes, there’s just something about this level of government. Interestingly, on his show, Mercer got thenWinnipeg Mayor Glen Murray to read the top ten contenders. Only Rick could get someone like Murray to read out the list – which included his own name on it! But all of this silliness pales to the far sadder sight that we have been witnessing at city halls across the country of late, something that should give us all pause for thought. This past fall, the mayors of Montreal and Laval, Quebec’s largest and third-largest cities respectively (and Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city) stepped down under the cloud of corruption allegations arising from the Charbonneau commission. Then, earlier this week, the shocking news that a judge had, in essence, removed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford from of¿ce. Add to this the ongoing legal problems of London, Ont. Mayor Joe Fontana, who is vowing to stick it out in the mayor’s chair pending proceedings over alleged payments to a banquet hall for his son’s wedding, allegedly with public money in 2005. Makes the email missives from Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg, directed at town staff and Perth Mayor John Fenik – the former of which was criticized by the town’s integrity commissioner – seem tame by comparison. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” said Marcellus to Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Yes, there is something rotten in Quebec, to be sure, and certainly a less-than-pleasant pong from Ontario as well, it would seem. But for as bullheaded and wrong as Ford’s actions were, while the law is the law, there is also something equally unseemly in a judge invalidating the will of voters who put Ford in

the mayor’s chair two years ago. A by-election or at least an interim mayor appointed by council should be one option while Ford seeks to ¿ght “tooth and nail,” to appeal the ruling. Indeed, Ford did himself no favours by going against the decision of Toronto’s integrity commissioner, and then against city council itself, which ordered him to return the comparatively paltry sum of $3,000 raised for his high school football charity back to the lobbyists from whom he received it. Unlike in Quebec, no, it’s not about the money, but it serves as an important reminder to all municipal politicians that it is not enough not to break the letter of the law, but that appearances do matter. Even the perception of illegality is not acceptable in this country. We don’t believe in Ford’s assertion that a vast left-wing conspiracy is out to get him, including a radicalized judiciary, and while there may be some truth to complaints of media bias against him, he and his brother have blown it all out of proportion. But we do believe that decisions about removing someone from of¿ce should be made by the people who put him there in the ¿rst place, or maybe even from amongst politicians themselves. Appointing someone on an interim basis until this legal mess is sorted out is not without precedence. Then-Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien survived a trial, but during the proceedings, a rotation of councillors ¿lled out his role as mayor on an interim basis. Aside from someone declaring a day in honour of Gene Simmons’ wife then retracting it, the whole thing went off without a hitch, O’Brien was acquitted, and served out his term. Then, and only then, did the voters, not a judge, decide to send him packing. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was right in his assertion this week that public of¿cials must be held to a higher standard. It’s good that Ford, on Tuesday afternoon, said he wanted to “sincerely apologize,” and that he only wanted to help kids play football. We take him at his word - but the time for contrition was months ago.

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If you can’t run, bake instead EMC Lifestyle - I had spicy sweet potato soup at the cafeteria at the Perth campus of Algonquin College the other day. It was goooood soup and made me feel warm and cosy. Now I want to make soup. This always happens in the fall/winter – I get into some sort of nesting mode and feel the need to stock our freezer with soups and stews and chilies and sauces, not to mention the requisite Christmas baking. Unfortunately, autumn is also when my teaching and business schedules explode, so puttering in the kitchen is not a luxury I really have. Still, I try to make time for it because it’s relaxing. Since I can’t run to relieve stress anymore (stupid foot and tailbone), cooking will do. After Thanksgiving, Groom-boy was telling some of his co-workers at Lee Valley Tools that we had the family in for turkey dinner. We’re not a huge group – our four, both sets of parents and my brother, sister-in-law and niece – just biggish. These days my Biggish Dinners aren’t overly fancy. I tend to stick to the traditional and the family favourites. I still haven’t gotten around to making my Grandmom’s oatmeal stuf¿ng, which my Dad loves, because I really like the apple dressing I have been making for years. One of these days, Dad, I promise. Anyway, Groom-boy was telling his co-workers about the festivities, and several of them were amazed to hear I



Past Deadline actually like having Biggish Dinners. I was surprised – I ¿gured everyone was hosting Biggish Dinners and I sometimes feel as if I should do more. The one thing I loathe about the Biggish Dinners is shoveling through the domestic debris beforehand. I will never be pro¿led as a cleaning guru nor will my home be featured on a house tour. I am hoping to continue to evade being featured on the show Hoarders. (Shudder.) Cooking a turkey doesn’t scare me, though. They say if you give a task to a busy person, it’ll get done. It seems to be true. (I’m not sure how long the momentum lasts for the poor busy person…we’ll see, I guess.) That probably explains why my busiest times are also when I am most inclined to go on a baking spree. That’s how the Christmas baking rolls out. I am not likely to make one

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batch of a couple dozen cookies here and there. No, I am more likely to double the recipe and then double two more recipes and immerse myself in hundreds of cookies in one fell swoop. Or squares. Or tarts. Whatevs. It’s a production line. Sometimes, when I am standing in my kitchen covered in Àour, sticking to the Àoor and blaring Christmas carols late into the evening, I think about working in a bakery. There is something so completely satisfying about preparing food. You work with your hands, let your thoughts wander and make things people love. Okay, they don’t always love it, especially when you try to sneak dates into cookies, but you get my drift. One of my favourite alltime accomplishments was when I ¿nally learned how my grandmother’s shortbread recipe should “feel” in order to be perfect. I also learned patience – they have to cook long and slow. Even though I know it by heart, I pull out my Nan’s recipe card every time I make banana muf¿ns because it is in her handwriting and it feels as if she is there with me. Same for Grandmom’s fruit cake. Comfort food. Now I’m seriously thinking I should snag some sweet potatoes and try to make soup… just as soon as I ¿nish this column and write a media release and some articles and review some minutes and save the world, etc.

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Christmas Express steams into Perth with cargo of cheer EMC News – Holly is a town without hope. It is a town much like other small towns today, with increasing unemployment, decreasing population, and residents who go through day to day existence with little hope for tomorrow. That is until it arrives in the person of Leo Tannenbaum who arrives mysteriously on a train that no longer runs - the Christmas Express. Studio Theatre’s Christmas production, The Christmas Express by Pat Cook is a story of hope in a world that seems increasingly hopeless. What with escalating world violence, concerns over a shaky

economy, global warming, pollution and disease, hope tends to be in short supply these days. Into all this, steams the Christmas Express, two hours of laughter, warmth, and the occasional tear as Satch and Hilda, who run the Holly railway station, and a gaggle of town women who drop by to visit, react to the enigmatic Leo. Add in a quarrelling pair of newly weds, a dour inspector whom Hilda believes is there to close them down, and you are guaranteed an evening that will send you out with a chuckle and a renewed Christmas spirit. Directed by Joan Sonnen-

burg, The Christmas Express features a cast of Studio Theatre’s most talented regulars, plus some new faces. Kathy Reid plays the grouchy station manager Hilda; Lucas Tennant is Satch, her wise-cracking assistant, with Grace Main, Joanne McAuley and Patricia Parry as Hilda’s three friends who become intrigued by the presence of Leo, played by veteran actor/director David Parry. Julia Bryant and talented newcomer, Cameron McTavish are the duelling newlyweds and Ian Doig is the mysterious inspector. Suzie Newman plays his daughter, Deborah. While a play like The

Christmas Express relies on the work of countless volunteers, a few need mentioning. The set, a run-down vintage railway station created by award winning set designer Earl Sonnenburg in consultation with Anne Shropshire of the Railway Station of Eastern Ontario and Craig Campbell, is modelled after the old stations here in Perth and in Smiths Falls. Props, including a forest of Christmas trees are supplied by Jean Cooke with the help of Liz Theobald and her many volunteers and wardrobe is designed by Margaret Wilkinson. Sound and light are handled by Steve Haire.

Recreational saga continues in Tay Valley Township To the Editor, I would like to respond the letter about “Recreational Fun” (hat appeared in The Perth Courier recently). My dilemma started approximately three to four years ago when I received a letter from Tay Valley Township requesting the removal of my trailer from our property at Christie Lake. When I called to ask why,

I was told that a complaint had been lodged and that they were required to follow up. I was told by a township of¿cial that the by-law for which they were enforcing was brought in post Second World War to prevent squatters from setting up residence. It is now 2012 and there are few if any squatters that I am aware of. Is it not time to change these by-laws to

accommodate such things as the growing families who get together once or twice a year and need that extra room? I would like to know how many of the complainers have been paying taxes in this township area for the past 70 years plus. I know my family has. The ones who are causing the fuss should really ¿nd another hobby. I agree with Mr. & Mrs. Ramsey that residents

need to voice their views. My saga continues. T.Koeslag Maberly

Theatre box of¿ce at 613-2677469 or visit the website at If you’re searching for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person, why not give the gift of entertainment. Gift certi¿cates to Studio Theatre are available for all productions. What better way to say, “Have a merry Christmas.” Submitted by Studio Theatre




The Christmas Express runs Dec. 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8 p.m. as well as Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at The Book Nook, and $22 at the door or at Tickets Please in Perth. Phone or credit card orders can be made through Tickets Please, 613-485-3434 or order on line at There is a student rate of $10 (with I.D.) at the door. For further information, call the Studio

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Hospital closure rumours concerns reader To the Editor, I’m very concerned about rumours of the upcoming closure of our Perth hospital. I have been treated in many different hospitals and without an exception Perth is the best one. They have a caring, knowledgeable staff that treats their patients with respect and

dignity. We have an aging population and need a hospital close-by. I urge everyone to write our MPP and the board of directors of the hospital. If we sit back and hope someone else will ¿ght for us, we may lose our hospital. I feel this would be tragedy. If you ask people that have been treated

in Perth I believe without exception they will agree that no other hospital even comes close to ours. Please make you self heard if we have any chance to save our Perth hospital. William Lapointe RR # 6 Perth On.

splash pad. The children in the community are limited in the amount of outdoor play structures available to them and during the warm summer months, some kids are taken out of the community to larger centers where splash pads and water parks are available. Semi-¿nal voting begins

Dec. 3 and continues to Dec. 12. Learn more about the project and vote for a splash pad for Perth, visit http:// www.avivacommunityfund. org/ideas/acf14158

Notice to Creditors and Others IN THE ESTATE OF Jean Elizabeth Ritchie ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Jean Elizabeth Ritchie, retired, late of the Town of Perth, County of Lanark, who died on or about the 20th day of October 2012, must be filed with the undersigned by the 20th day of December, 2012, after which date the Estate may be administered having regard only to the claims then filed.


EMC News – Plans for a splash pad in Perth have advanced to the semi ¿nals in the Aviva Community Fund voting competition. Outdoor activity plays a vital role in a child’s learning and social development. A splash pad will get outside and active, says the committee that is gearing for the

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Record-setting ‘mountain’ climbing across the region

EMC News – There are people going hungry in our neighbourhoods. Just ask the dozens of volunteers who are helping to build a mountain of food this holiday season. “We hear their stories… every day we’re out there collecting, we’re hearing from people who are going hungry, or who have had to use a food bank between paychecks,” said Hugh Colton, who has helped organize the hugely successful campaign, Build a Mountain of Food. Monday, Colton had some record numbers to share as the

Smiths Falls community shattered last year’s totals – by thousands of pounds of food and cash donations. “We collected 32,008 pounds of food,” Colton said… heavy on the ‘thousand’. “And $3,336.25 in monetary donations.” Grocery stores had their friendly competition with 5,000 pounds of food coming in from National Grocer; 3,200 pounds from the Garden Market and Andress Your Independent Grocer coming in with “an amazing” 10,000 pounds of food. Lannin’s Funeral Home dropped off a donation of 1,025 pounds of food, and

Amy Himmelman of Little Rock Farm donated 1,000 pounds of food for the drive.

“To hear stories where kids in these communities are not eating for four days – and that’s no b.s. – it makes me (angry)...” HUGH COLTON BUILD A MOUNTAIN OF FOOD ORGANIZER

The Hub at the Gallipeau Centre dropped off another 300 pounds. With three weeks to go in the six-week campaign, already they have smashed last year’s total of 50,000 pounds of food donated.

Public screening of online fantasy TV series ‘Spellfury’ EMC News - Local ¿lmmaker Travis Gordon, and his production team, is having a fundraiser to raise money to ¿nish the second season of the online TV series Spellfury. Spellfury is a fantasy-action show that is ¿lmed in the Perth area and uses all local actors and crew. Season One of the show aired on Global Television and has been viewed over ¿ve million times online (YouTube, iTunes etc.) Money raised will be used to set up a ¿lm studio in the Perth area. It will bring job opportunities to the community by employing local artists and technicians (actors, sound/lighting technicians, set builders etc.). The fundraiser will take place on Friday Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa. The cost is $10 at the door. The main event of the evening will be a screening of Spellfury (all 16 episodes, run time 45 minutes) in the hotel’s Matheson Hall by using a large projector screen. There will be light snacks

and a cash bar and guests will meet with the cast and crew of the show and can donate to the cause. Guests will also be able to purchase tickets for a prize draw at the end of the evening. With a $40 donation to the fundraiser, attendees will have an opportunity to be ¿lmed in front of a green screen and be put into an upcoming episode of Spellfury, costumes will be available for the ¿lming. Local Realtor Paul Gordon (Re/Max Riverview Realty in Perth) is co-sponsoring the event with Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa. The production company will be having auditions in the new year so any actors or ¿lmmakers who would like to be involved in the show can drop off resumes and photos of themselves at the event. The public can also donate to the fundraiser at http://www. For more information go to

“We have collected 61,934 pounds of food so far this year and $10,293.16 in cash dona-

tions. I can’t even begin to say what that means.” Colton says he gets emotional when he sees the empty shelves of the local food banks. It’s overwhelming when he sees those same shelves begin

to ¿ll up when unloading the tons of food collected during this campaign. “We don’t have a warehouse, so when we are ¿nished in one community, we roll into the food bank and start unloading,” he said. “It brings tears to my eyes.” He started this campaign six years ago with one food bank in Perth. It has grown to include 11 communities with Westport and Elgin on tap this weekend (then it’s back to Perth Saturday evening for the Santa Claus parade); Portland and Merrickville Dec. 8 and wraps up in Athens and Delta on Dec. 15. “I love food… I love to

Tay River Flood Risk Maps Open House Do you own property along the Tay River? Your input is important. Come view and comment on the newest flood plain maps for the Tay River from Glen Tay Road to Lower Rideau Lake. This includes mapping within the Town of Perth and Port Elmsley. The new flood plain delineation may impact shoreline development and management.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 — 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Perth Union Library, 30 Herriott Street, Perth RIDEAU VALLEY ERVA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

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to our customers for 9 years of loyalty and friendship. We are pleased to announce that "Cindy's Candle Accessories" inventory has been purchased by Sharon McDonald and Pauline Levesque. An opening is planned for early December at 127 George St., Lanark under a new name, "In the Spirit of Things".

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eat,” Colton says. “To hear stories where kids in these communities are not eating for four days – and that’s no b.s. – it makes me…”


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SOCIAL NOTES Richard and Susan HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY Dec. 1, 1972 - Dec. 1, 2012 I love you more today than yesterday, But not as much as tomorrow Love Sue

HAPPY 55TH ANNIVERSARY November 22, 2012 Beverley and George Guy Love from your family

HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY November 28, Mom and Dad With Lots of Love From all of your children; Cory, Krystal, Jonathan, Jessica, Dennis, Michelle, Wayne and Lillie. xoxo HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY “Hodgy” November 30

Happy 90th Birthday Emily Tripp

HAPPY 30TH Rob MacDonald

Please join with Emily’s family and friends in celebrating this wonderful occasion. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, December 2, 2012 2:00 – 4:00 pm Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre 100 Clifford Campbell Street, Fitzroy Harbour Best wishes only.

Friends are invited to come and help Eric Devlin celebrate his 92ND BIRTHDAY on December 1st at the Perth Legion Lounge from 2-4 p.m. Best Wishes Only

ROBILLIARD – Ryan and Lyndsay Robilliard along with big sister Sophie are thrilled to announce the birth of Drew Douglas. This cute little boy was born July 21, 2012. A special thank you goes to the Smiths Falls Maternity Nurses and Dr. Toth. Drew is spoiled by his grandparents Jim and Anne Boldt and Don and Leslie Robilliard as well as great grandparents Paul and Pat Swerbrick and Rita Boldt.

O’NEILL – Nathan and Torie O’Neill are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Eldon O’Neill, born June 15, 2012 weighing 7lbs., 14 oz. Little brother to Will. Grandson of Barb and John Clement, Rosemary Skuce, and Terry and Barry O’Neill. Thank you to all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at The Smiths Falls Hospital for Lucas’ safe arrival.

BAKER - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Motherin-law, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Eileen Baker, July 18, 1917-December 3, 2009. When days are dark and friends are few Dear Mother, how we think of you. Friends are friends if they are true, We lost our best friend when we lost you. Forever in our hearts John, Sharon and Chris John, Cindy and Diana Nick, Kyle and Kassie

WARK Margaret November 28, 2008 Roseanne October 24, 1971 In a quiet country graveyard Where the gentle breezes blow, Lie two we loved so dearly Whom we lost years ago. Their resting place we visit And place flowers there with care, But no one knows the sorrow As we turn and leave them there. Miss and love you Walter, Christine, Heather and family.

HAPPY 27TH UNCLE GREG! Love Rylee & Family XOXO

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HAPPY 41ST ANNIVERSARY to my husband Don, December 4, 2012 Grow old with me, the best is yet to be. Love always Barb

BIRTHDAY Congraultations Happy 83rd Dec. 4, 2012 Mur Ed Watts Only Jesus cares what you are

HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY Morley Wark December 2 HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY Cooper Wark November 30 Love your family

THANK YOU We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the love, kindness and support extended to us during the sudden loss of a dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Ron Snedden. The flowers were beautiful, the cards and letters comforting, the donations to the different charities were most generous. Thanks to the pallbearers and to Steve O’Keefe and staff of Tubman’s Funeral Home for their professionalism. To Reverend Jeff Dejonge for a lovely service. Please accept this as a personal thank you to all. Freda Snedden Allan, Doug, Paul and Families

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I would like to thank my family for their hard work preparing for my 80th birthday party. Thanks to the Bishop’s Mills U.C.W. and other friends for preparing and serving all the refreshments. Thanks to everyone for coming and bringing flowers, gifts and cards. Marjorie Streight

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THANK YOU We want to say something to all of you. Your presence, calls, emails, gifts, cards and FB messages were greatly appreciated as we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Thank you to our loved ones and friends who helped in any way in planning our party and making it special. Samantha, (our niece), your video was emotional, beautiful and enjoyed by all. Susan, (cousin), the cake was delicious. Thank you Lisa for taking the pictures that we continue to enjoy. Mom, thank you for doing what you do to help in any way and being there. To our wonderful children, Alyssa/Justin and Davey, how proud we are of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for planning an evening full of love, laughter, tears, dancing and memories. It was truly a night that we will forever remember. Thank You, God Bless and Love Life Philip and Lianne Burns

The Manion Family After the loss of Mary Manion, our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother; Wayne and Patsy, Glen and Linda, Dean and Teresa and families would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following: to our extended families and our friends for your love and support; to McConnell’s Funeral Home in Tweed for the professional and caring services they provided during our difficult time; to the firefighters, Linda Flieler, Jonathan Tooley, Randy and Donna Schonauer, Michele Ross, Amber Lemke, Matt Wheeler and Dillon Boles who were on the scene; to the ambulance personnel, air ambulance personnel and police officers; to Father Machaj for the funeral mass and to the organist; to Jon Clow for the reading; to Ed and the ladies and gentlemen who provided the luncheon; to the community who gathered together to offer their condolences and to all who gave donations. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you

Celebration of Life of DOROTHY HITCHINS (December 2, 1912 to July 24, 2012)

Sunday, December 2 Smiths Falls Legion 2 - 4 p.m. (Main Street) Please bring pictures or stories of Dorothy. Contact Bev 613-284-8446


THANK YOU I wish to say a sincere thank you to my brother Jerry, who organized and hosted, with Mel, such a great gettogether for my 65th birthday. To my other siblings, Mary and Tom, John and Joan, and Anna, as well as my nieces Miranda, Emily and Hannah, thank you for coming and joining in the fun. I also thank you and others for the many beautiful cards, flowers, money, phone calls and dinner out. And last but not least, I wish to thank the staff and residents of the Willowdale for the card and cake. Sincerely Judy Aubin P.S. Jane and Tim, we missed you, as well as Allan, Mary and Chris

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who shared in our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration. To everyone who helped in any way to make it such a success, your kindness we treasure. Thanks for all the lovely cards, gifts and donations to the Nutrition Program. Your generosity will always be remembered. Love Alan and Shirley Chaplin.

Robert J.C. Ferguson

BURNS - In loving memory of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, Harry E. Burns, who passed away October 9, 1992 and Elsie M. Burns, who passed away November 25, 1992. Though their smiles are gone forever And their hands we cannot touch, Still we have so many memories Of the ones we love so much. Their memory is our keepsake, With which we will never part. God has them in His keeping We have them in our hearts. Always remembered by your family, grandchildren and great grandchildren

WILKINSON, Robert Charles - December 1, 2009. In loving memory of our dear father and grandfather. It is lonely here without you We miss you more each day For life is not the same to us Since you were called away. If we could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true, We would pray to God with all our hearts For yesterday and you. Lovingly remembered by Robert (Karen), Bill (Lisa), John (Whitney), grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

December 10, 1920 November 23, 2012 (Former Owner of Ferguson’s Marine) Dear Dad you were able to give us 40 more years than anyone expected. We are now celebrating your life after all you have been through. Go, with our love, to be with Mom, Ethel (nee Offer) and your parents, Daniel and Emma Ferguson who predeceased you. Left to carry on your memories are your daughters Cynda (Sandy) McAdoo and Roberta (Brian) Healey, your grandchildren Michele McAdoo and Sean McAdoo(Karen Mowbray), Megan and Matthew Healey, your great-grandson Wyatt McAdoo and Wyatt’s mother Julie Stewart. We know that you will also be sadly missed by your Cousins Phyllis (Frank) McVicker, Bob (Linda) Purdon, Davy (Jewel) Purdon, Cheryl Bailey (Bob Burks), and the late Bob Cascadden, as well as predeceased by your brother-in-law Neil Offer. Your friends at the Elphin Church where you were an Elder for more than 60 years, celebrated with us, along with your neighbours. Friends were invited to call at the Blair and Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West Perth on Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. A Funeral Service to celebrate your life was held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Elphin Presbyterian Church, 3020 Elphin/Maberly Rd McDonald’s Corners, ON K0G 1M0. Interment Crawford Cemetery. In Dad’s honour, contributions to the Elphin Presbyterian Church or the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Carl Alexander

October 12, 1942 – November 24, 2012 Peacefully, with his family by his side at The Hospice at May Court. Carl leaves his sons, Adrian (Jackie) and Jason (Ali) and daughter Sonya (Norm) as well as grandchildren Kurtis, Luke, Wyatt, Benni, Parker and Isabella. To honour Carl’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Friday November 30, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Nationview Golf Course, 112 Hyndman Rd., South Mountain. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hospice at May Court would be appreciated and can be made on line at

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Florence Beatrice Lapp (Crozier) died peacefully on November 22, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Calvin Albert Lapp (November 22, 1974), and her sisters Marguerite Hill and Helen Anderson. Real estate agent in Kemptville and Merrickville for many years. Formerly of Toronto, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Ottawa, Oxford Mills, and Kemptville. Recently resident at Maxville Manor, 80 Mechanic St. W., Maxville, ON K0C 1T0. Dedicated mother of Jim (Fran), Petrolia, ON; Michael (Suzanne), Crysler, ON; Stevan (Jodi), Brockville, ON; Lorraine (Louis), Tottenham, ON; Peter (Louella), Lacombe, AB. Gran to her grandchildren: Kevin Lapp (Laurel), Crysler, ON; Ruth Papple (Dan), Carleton Place, ON; Martin Lapp, Sidney, BC; Ailsa Lapp, Ottawa, ON; Jessica, Calvin, Edward, and Samuel Lapp all in AB; and to her great-grandchildren: Alex Lapp, Joe Lapp, and Kate Papple. Sister-in-law of Lorraine Burns (Lapp) and Robert, Dunwoody, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations to Maxville Manor or the charity of your choice are welcomed. A private family funeral will precede interment in Oxford Mills Cemetery at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to

Peacefully at the Smiths Falls Hospital on Friday November 23, 2012 in his 82nd year. Beloved Husband of the late Lou Kulp. Loving father to Doug (Ruth), Don (Diane), and Dale (Sandy). Cherished Grandfather of David, Darren (Cindy), Candice (Rick), Lianne (Kevin), Sarah, Ashley, Kelsey and Mackenzie. Great grandfather to Caleb, Emma and Gracie-Mae. Loving Brother of Marie Hamilton and the late Ann Lampkin. Edgar will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were received at the Lannin Funeral Home in Smiths Falls for a Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel on Monday November 26, 2012 at 11 AM. Donations in memory of Edgar to the CNIB would be appreciated. Online condolences available at

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In loving memory of Michael Galvin, 80 years, who passed away peacefully on November 14th 2012 at Vale Hospice Sudbury, after a short illness. Michael was devoted to his beloved wife Carlie (Renzoni) for 54 years. He was the son of the late Dennis and Mary (Ryan) Galvin of Almonte, Ontario. Predeceased by sisters Cecilia Grace, Betty Stang and Theresa Mondoux and will be sadly missed by brother Jim (Claire predeceased) and sisters Margaret and Maureen (Vern predeceased) of Almonte, brother-in-law Gaetan Mondoux of Montreal. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at the Bourcier Funeral Home, in Espanola on November 16, 2012, family and friends gathered from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Jude’s Church on November 17th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation followed with interment of ashes in the Espanola Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to The Vale Hospice Sudbury or the Espanola Hospital.

WEIR, Herbert (Wayne) - In loving memory of my dear husband who passed away December 2, 2011. One year ago my life changed forever. My life goes on without you, but nothing is the same. I have to hide my heartache when someone speaks your name. Living my life without you is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for me, Your heart was kind and true And when I needed someone I could always count on you. Those special years will not return When we were together But with the love within my heart You’ll walk with me forever. A million times I’ve needed you, A million times I’ve cried. If love could have saved you You never would have died. Things I feel most deeply are the hardest things to say, My dearest husband, I loved you in a very special way. If I could have one life time wish One dream that would come true I’d pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you. Loved and remembered always From your wife Dorothy


Warlick Lisa M. (nee Linton) Warlick

Bennett, William James “Jim” Died November 23, 2012 Former employee of O.S. Bennett Garage and Bourk’s Ignition Service, Westboro. After a hard fought battle, on November 23, 2012, at the Carleton Place Hospital with family and his best friend by his side. Son of the late Ormond & Eva Bennett. Brother of Edith, Ronnie, Betty, Marie and Pat. Father of Bruce (Gina), Neil (Brenda) and Scott (Dawn). Loving friend of Muriel Carwardine and her family. At Jim’s request there will be no visitation or service. Following cremation he will be interred in the family plot in Renfrew. Special thanks to Dr. Spooner and Nurse Pam. We appreciate the care you gave to Dad: and also to Brian Campbell (grandson) for all your love and support. “RIP Grampa Jim xoxo” Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. (613) 257-3113 CLR396284

Co-owner Warlick’s Wood ‘n Crafts July 30th, 1966 ~ November 25th, 2012 Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, November 25th, 2012. Lisa was the loved and cherished wife of Stephen. Dearly loved mother of Joanne, Nicole, Laura (Christopher Lynch) and Christopher. Proud grandmother of Madison and Haley. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Laurel (Allen Bell) and Kelly (B.J. Selkirk), all her family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W Perth on Friday, November 30th, 2012 from 3 to 5 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, at the corner of Drummond and Harvey Streets, Perth on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 1 P.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Orr Betty Anne Orr


Owner Profreight International Suddenly in hospital, Almonte, Ontario on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the age of 66. Loving husband of Valerie Shaver. Much loved father to Timothy (Laurie), Victoria (Dan) and Benjamin. Cherished Grampy of Micheline, Liam and Lucas. Dear brother to Carole Perley and Dawn Boyes. Survived by his former wife Sandra Boyes. Friends may call at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at


(Retired Assistant Supervisor, Rideau Regional Centre) Passed away suddenly at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Betty Anne (nee Harrison) Orr at the age of 56. Survived by her loving family; husband Thomas Orr and sons Andrew Orr (Katie Merlin), Jason (Amy) Orr and her grandchildren Jacob, Ava and Colton Orr. Sister of Jim (Sandra) Harrison, Debbie (Ken) Bradford and Cathy (Stewart) Forbes. Predeceased by parents Frank and Marion Harrison; sisters Ardelle McIntyre (Doug) and Rose Menzies (Art). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and many former work colleagues at the Rideau Regional Centre. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12 noon. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Rick Hansen Foundation 300 - 3820 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

LACELLE, Mary (nee Markey) November 3, 1932 – December 1, 1998 Dear Mom/Grandma,

KEEGAN Rodney Donaldson (1916-2012) It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of our ‘Uncle Rod’ at his home in Prescott on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Born 28th June, 1916 and raised in Kemptville. Rod was predeceased by his parents ‘Hutch’ and ‘Nellie’ (Helen) Keegan and long outlived his siblings Gerald (Laura) and Helen Herring (John). Also, in 1993, his wife and ardent golf partner Verna Florence (Young) passed away. He is survived by his adoring nephews John (Irene) and Richard (Jacinta) Herring and Brian Keegan (Sue), and by his nieces Susan Herring (Derek) and Gail Johnston (Dave). Also by several nieces and nephews from what Rod affectionately referred to as ‘the Outlaws’! Rod died as he had lived – peacefully and with dignity, with his faithful dog, Annie, by his side. The unflappable Uncle Rod epitomized the popular expression “Don’t sweat the small stuff – and it’s all small stuff”. He began his working life as a bank clerk in Harrowsmith. When WWII beckoned he volunteered and became a Navy photographer. There is a fine collection of his work which included the Quebec Conference attended by Churchill and Roosevelt, the Victory Bond work of Hollywood stars, as well as many shots taken in the Halifax area. After his demob as a Petty Officer he worked briefly in Montreal before heading down to Central America where he worked for the United Fruit Growers. Then came a stint as a prospector in N. Ontario. In 1955 he married long-time friend Verna F. Young and they settled in Prescott where they became early members of the Prescott Golf Club, helping to establish the first 9 holes. Rod joined the staff of the Prescott Journal and ran the dark-room facilities until the advent of the digital age. Both he and Verna were avid members of the Golf club and, even though he no longer completed a round, he was hitting practice balls as recently as a week ago – with the same straightness, though not the distance, as ever. No celebration or party ever began until Uncle Rod showed up! And when the Irish music started Rod would accompany (randomly!) on his tin-whistle and become a Leprechaun!! He had a curiosity about all things and was an avid reader as the Prescott Public Library will attest. His last visit there, with ‘Annie’ in tow, was on the day he died. Over his many years in the area Rod made many friends and acquaintances. All of whom will mourn his passing after such a rich life. Rod has been cremated. His ashes will be interred in a private ceremony in the family plot in Kemptville Union cemetery. There will be no funeral service at his request. However, a celebration of Rod’s life will be held at the Prescott Golf Club in early June, 2013. Details will be forthcoming. Donations to ‘Shelamo’ (Annie’s alma mater and retirement home) at 425 Cuckoos Nest Rd., RR#6, Smiths Falls, K7A 4S7, or to ‘Community and Primary Health Care’, Brockville.

THE EMC - 51 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

How we miss you so... more than you will ever know. This year is the hardest one yet. We can’t stop the tears as they run endlessly. Our hearts are broken in a million pieces, as all the ones we love ever so dearly, are now in God’s hands. Although you are not with us here on earth, we know in our hearts that you are all taking care of each other in heaven while carefully watching over us. We love you and miss you ever so much, Laurie, Jenna and Steven xo

ERIC GORDON SHEA February 14, 1985 - November 30, 2010 You proved to stand a thousand trials, your strength will never fall, But watching stars without you, our souls cry. Heaving hearts, full of pain, ooh, ooh, the aching. Cuz we’re missing you, we’re missing you. Touched us deep, pure and true, a gift to us forever. but we’re missing you, we’re missing you… Where are you now… where are you now? Always with us, a breath away Together forever, Love, Mom, Dad and Ian

CHOQUETTE, Juliette In loving memory of my dear mother, who passed away in December. Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, Her weary pains and trials are past, In silence she suffered, in patience she bore, Till God called her home, to suffer no more. Love from daughter Pierrette

JOHNSTON - In loving memory of my husband and best friend, Jeffrey, who passed away November 30, 1999. To have, to hold and then to part Was the greatest sorrow of my heart, One thought helps ease my pain It’s knowing we’ll be together again. Love always, Mary



Colonial Flowers, Brockville 613-342-3455 Lanes Smoke Shop, Prescott 613-925-2939 Evenings 613-658-3159

KIRKHAM - In loving memory of Jake L. Kirkham who passed away November 30, 1992. We know a smile we would love to see, A loving face so dear, We know a hand we would love to hold A voice we long to hear. We know a heart, thoughtful and true We know them all because we loved you. Lovingly remembered by June, Dan and Mike and their families

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11 Complete HO model railroad set. Call 613-258-4064. 2 matching sofa’s, coffee table, end tables and 2 lamps. Lift chair. All in excellent condition. Call 613-205-1642. Serious inquires only. 4 M&S tires on rims, Ironman LT26575R16, 95% tread, GM 6 hole, 5 spoke aluminum alloy wheels. Asking $500. 613-279-2812. 4 winter tires on steel rims, previously on Nissan Ultima, size 205 65 R16 Toyo G-02. Asking $400. 613-284-0221. 8’ length firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. 613-312-9859.

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Winter tires, 225/60R16 on Chevy rims and covers. $400. 613-278-2513.

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Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st. 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. Brand New Roth oil tank - has never been used. Also oil furnace and fittings $1000. Call:613-925-9926 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. 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. 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. 613-345-7291. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. Down-sizing! Must Sell!! Gibbard dining set, arm chair, wing chair, sofa bed. All in A1 condition! 613-257-8498. 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. ELLIPTICAL FOR SALE

in great condition. Has a timer, 10 levels of resistance, keeps track of calories burned, distance covered and pulse. If interested please make an offer @ 613-485-2835. Must come and get it. Gently used Cobra Shoprider scooter, $1,200 ($3,500 new) good condition, works great, new rear tires, charger, basket, delivered to your door in the Kemptville area. Call 613-989-3714 evenings or 613-884-1422 days.

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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.

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.

Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 5 generations of sales. 613-253-8006.

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Solid wood drafting table, as new, $75; single ladder tree stand with shooting rail, used part of one season, $125. 613-272-3314.

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.

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Snow tires. 4 Firestone Winterforce 15’ with steel rims. Fit Honda Civic or similar. Firm at only $375. (613)836-0007.

Firewood, all hardwood $85/face cord also straight hard maple $90/face cord, softwood mixed, $65/face cord. Delivery available. 613-285-1547.



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Located on Bay Road, approx 4km off Hwy 15 (from Smiths Falls) or off Rideau Ferry Rd (from Perth)

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DUFFY - In memory of Hazel, December 2, 1941November 29, 1997. She always leaned to watch us, anxious if we were late. In winter by the window, in summer by the gate. And though we mocked her tenderly, who has such foolish care, The long way home would seem more safe because she waited there. Her thoughts were all so full of us, she never could forget, And so I think that where she is, she must be watching yet. Waiting ‘till we come home to her, anxious if we are late. Watching from Heaven’s window, leaning on Heaven’s gate. Lyle, Tammy, Tara, Tiffany and Alanah

Samsung front loading washer and dryer, cherry red, like new, only used a few times, $1200. Frigidaire 7.5 cu.ft. freezer, white, $90. Call 613-256-0127.

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Polaris snowmobiles, two, 1999, low mileage, 500 Classic, electric start, tow bar, backrest, double enclosed Northtrail trailer, $500 worth of parts and oil, $7,000. Robert Watts. 613-924-2297.

Smiths Falls to Ottawa (or will pick up along the way, Hwy 15, then Hwy 10). Available Mon-Fri. 613-323-0440 or email



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Panasonic Genius Countertop style microwave, many features, $65.00. Kenmore Elite Range Hood. $125.00. 613-284-1700.

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

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Oak dining room set, $800; English riding saddle, $500; 32’ extension ladder, $100; framed Senators autographed jersey, 1996-1997 season, $500; maple hardwood table, $45. 613-258-3415



PETERS, Ernest- In loving memory of a dear Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather who passed away Dec. 1st, 2005 We think of you in silence We often speak your name But all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit and put flowers there with care But no one knows the heartache as we turn and leave you there. Always in our hearts love Roberta, Sons; Jimmy, Roger, Raymond (Lorrainne), Bruce (Alna), Bernie (Jo Ann), Tommy (Susan), Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

Kubota B 7100 4x4 tractor. Diesel engine, front-end loader, 4 ft. finishing mower, runs excellent, $7,500 o.b.o. 613-284-1485.

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



3rd 1975 - Gilbeault, Joseph Frank 1993 - Smithson, Christopher Willard 1995 - Templeman, Mabel Jessie 1995 - Evans, William Borden ìBillî 1996 - Snider, Caroline 2010 - Foley, Donald Webster 4th 1980 - McKay, Robert Welland 1981 - Blanchard, Zella May 1999 - Kozikowski, Margaretta Klara 2010 - Brown, Nancy Cheryl 5th 1974 - Harnos, William Emerich ‘Bill’ 1976 - Eriksen, Margaret Wallace 1987 - Christie, Elixie Olive 1997 - DeLarge, Mark Lawrence

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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29th 1979 - Hood, Rose 1988 - Seltitz, Friederich 1999 - Carter, Bernice Jean 30th 1981 - Barker, Mary Thelma 1988 - Munro, Harold Adam 1994 - Bogaerts, Mabel Elissa 1998 - Hinton, Anne Eleanor 2003 - Anderson, Donald Morris 2009 - Lowe, Ryan Andrew DECEMBER 1st 2011 - Stewart, Jeanette May 2nd 1977 - Black, Harold William Harrison ‘Bill’ 1978 - Anderson, Edith Kathleen 1994 - Schaller, Paul Daniel 2002 - MacLeod-Schooley, Marie

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 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”.


“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

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Excellent choice of well-pruned trees. Harvest your own choice $25 or pick one fresh cut $30 Located 8 km from Smiths Falls on North Gower Hwy. (5808 Roger Stevens Dr.)


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FIREWOOD Firewood: Dry Mixed hardwood. $100/face Call (613)258-7127.


Firewood For Sale. Mixed hardwood. Will deliver to Carleton Place, Almonte and Stittsville areas. Call 613-257-8583.


Knitting lessons starting in January. Beginner to advanced techniques. Private or small groups. Contact: or Carol at 613-812-1609.

Firewood-Dry: Maple & Beech 4 ft x 8 ft x approx. 16â&#x20AC;?, $100. To deliver, $125. Carp 613-839-5684

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Certified piano technician, with Piano Technicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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

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

Compound bow, Hoyt Avenger, many accessories, hard case, asking $725. 613-275-2830.

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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.

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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:, (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, (LIC# 10969).

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

Snowblowers. Good selection of Ariens and Husqvarna starting at $899 for 24â&#x20AC;? 9 h.p. Service after sales since 1999. Free local delivery. Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

Wanted- Videos of the Town of Smiths Falls from 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Phone 613-283-0804 after 6 p.m.

1993 Chevy 1500 pick-up truck, 4x4 with 7 1/2 ft. Myers snowplow, 103,000km, certified and e-tested, $6,800 o.b.o. 613-284-1485. 2000 Chrysler Intrepid, excellent condition, $1,000 as is. 613-268-2372. 2003 Honda Civic. Loaded, manual, certified, E-tested, winter ready plus snow tires, $5,300. 613-326-0721.

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

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

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GREAT WINTER CAR 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4 door, 195,000kms. 6 cylinder 3.1, full load. Lady Highway Driven. Has GT look. $2100.00 or OBO as is. Kevin 613-485-6680 2006 F350 D Lariat SD, 4x4, 6.0 L diesel, 151,000 km, 4 doors, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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. Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

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German Shepherd Pups black or sable DDR workline AKC parents vet check health guarantee $450. (613)802-2757

Bulls For Sale- Polled Limousin 12-24 months old, quite. 613-257-2522 or 613-623-3363. St. Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.


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 orange 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.

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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

45 h.p. tractor, hay wagon new 8x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; flat-bed deck, lawn tractor, firewood, snowblower, Husqvarna chainsaw, set sloop sleighs. 613-283-8231.

Ford 4610 4x4 Loader, Case 1190 Loader, MF 165 Loader, Ford 7700 Cab, Case IH 5300 Grain Drill 21x7. 613-223-6026.

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

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


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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2007 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr., auto, air, 28,000 km, red $9,995 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4dr, 5spd, air Only 66,000km grey $7,995 2005 BUICK ALLURE CX 4dr., loaded, red $7,995

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2004 DODGE RAM SLT 4X4 Quad cab, loaded, black $12,995 2003 MERCURY MARQUIS, loaded, grey $6,995

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2006 Pontiac Vibe P6235 Low kms, fuel efďŹ cient, 63,000km - $11,700

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 2005 KIA Sportage 11872A 4 cyl., 5 speed manual, local trade, 177,000km - $6,995 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 Auto, 5.4L 8Cyl, loaded, 175,812km $11,900 2005 JEEP LIBERTY LTD 4x4 loaded, local trade in 114,000 km - $8,888 2002 KIA Rio Wagon 131357A Fuel efďŹ cient, local trade, low low kms, 24,000km! m!



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613-283-0220 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: 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. Office space for lease in professional office building. Downtown Carleton Place. 425 sq.ft. Large reception area. 2 offices. $500/mth. All inclusive. Immediate occupancy. 613-818-8391 or 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, Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

1 bedroom apartment, Almonte, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, centrally located, newly renovated, available December 1. Call 613-256-3152.

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



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, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

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.

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

2 bedroom country bungalow, full basement, double attached garage and pool on 2 acres. All inclusive. Available immediately. $1,500. 613-223-8168.

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.

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. 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 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 bdrm, 2 bath, townhouse for rent in Smiths Falls. Adult oriented building in quiet neighbourhood. Full unfinished basement with laundry $975.00 plus hydro. 613-267-0446. 3 bedroom house with finished basement. Walking distance to schools. 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. Apartment, Carleton Place downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. 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 Carleton Place, 1400 sq. ft. upstairs, 2 bedroom, $900 includes fridge, stove and heat. 15 Frank. Close to schools and park. Call Tom 613-257-2223.


2009 Pontiac G6 761NA Auto, 4 cylinder, loaded, Only 52,000km $12,499

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

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.


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

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 11913A 4 cyl., auto, reliable, fuel efďŹ cient, 73,000km - $11,894

Commercial space for lease. Downtown Smiths Falls, 12 Chambers St. Parking available. 1500 sq. ft. 613-284-4258.


2011 KIA Soul 2U (Silver) Automatic, 2.0L 4cyl., 21,322km - $18,899

2009 TOYOTA RAV 4 121362A Red, 4X4, Clean 4cyl., local trade in 89,000kms $17,394

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


2004 GMC SIERRA NEVADA EDITION, loaded, white $10,995

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1 Acre Compound with 4000sq.ft commercial building in Blacks Corners. Body shop/spray-booth, auto-hoist, 40x40 garage, office. $3900/month 613-250-2987 or 613-223-4010

CARLETON PLACE, 2 Bedroom $690/mo+util.. Quiet Secure building overlooking park & river. (Parking/Laundry included) Available Jan 1st. References Required. Please call John 613-253-7068 Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Carleton Place- 3 bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, garage, all inclusive, available immediately. 613-492-0880.

Downtown living at small town prices! Beautiful 1 & 2 bedroom condos for rent immediately in Almonte and Carleton Place. Appliances and parking included. Hurry these wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last! 613-256-4309 Downtown Perth- Large sunny 2 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Water included. Quiet building. Non-smoking. $715/mth. Available Dec. 1. 613-264-0464. Duplex: Quiet location, Crosby-Elgin area. Large 4 bdrm $900+ month. Lawn/snow removal incl. First/last + references, non-smoker. 613-359-1165/ after 7pm. Kemptville- 2+1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms home on 19 acre estate with 2 car garage and horse stables. Rental with stables, $2000/month or home only $1400/month. Contact Steve 613-692-1114 or Kemptville, 3 bedroom apt., minutes to University of Guelph Campus, $925/month plus heat and hydro. Available immediately. 613-868-9412 or 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. 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. 613-858-9755. Luxury living at itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Newly renovated, 1 or 2 bedroom apartment for rent. Carleton Place. $1,000 everything included. No pets, no smoking. Available immediately. 613-253-8633 or 613-621-2299.

Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232. Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, second floor, $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5. 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. $695/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit â&#x20AC;&#x153;55 years and overâ&#x20AC;?. 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 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 for Rent in Carleton Place, newly renovated $535 a month- all bills and laundry included. Available now. Call 613-795-6233. 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. Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $675 hydro/heat included. First and last required, parking $25 extra. (819)290-4765. 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 apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls. 3 bedroom (2 + loft) condo/townhouse, new laminate floors, quiet building, front patio area, easy walk to Food Basics, Zellers (Target), SFDCI and Chimo. $850 plus utilities, Jan 1st (or mid-Dec.). 613-859-3322 . Smiths Falls, bachelor, $525 hydro/heat included. First and last required, parking $25 extra. (819)290-4765. 1 bedroom apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398.

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1991 Polaris Indy 650. New track plastic skis and carbides, hand warmers and vision. Original, dependable sled, excellent condition. Mileage 3,700 Asking $1,650. 613-272-2053.

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.


For Sale 2002 Sebring LX, 236,662km, as is, $1500 o.b.o. with auto start. Call (613)284-2440


Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth

Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. Smiths Falls- Spacious 1 bedroom duplex, 1.5 baths, washer/dryer. Close to all amenities, only 45 min. to Ottawa. Avail. December 1. $650 plus utilities, first/last required. Call (780) 332-4880 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. 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. William St E., Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, well maintained, parking, utilities extra. Available December 1. $700/month. 613-283-1697. EMC Classifieds


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

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Ernie Peters, Formerly of Lot #212, Rob Glen Estates, 26 Salmon Side Road. RE: Unit located on Lot #212, 26 Salmon Side Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario. LTB File No. EAL-26397-12. Take notice that Sukhjit Singh and Sarjit Singh, formerly your Landlords at Lot # 212, 26 Salmon Side Road, Smiths Falls, Ontario (Rob Glen Estates) will dispose of the Mobile Home at that site beginning 60 days from the Publication of this notice in the Smiths Falls Record News and You have been also notified by Registered Mail at your last known address of their intention to do so. This notice is given Pursuant to Subsection 162(2) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006. 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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Quali¿cations: Reporting to the Public Works Manager, the successful applicant will: have knowledge of operation of an outdoor recreation facility which includes a rink surface and a heated change house; be familiar with the manual Àooding of the rink as well as surface maintenance using shovels and snow blowers; have a basic knowledge of building maintenance; supervise the rink on Friday Nights, Saturdays and Sundays. On weekdays the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring a smooth transition between skating and hockey activities as dictated by a pre-set schedule. Hours of work will be dictated by weather conditions. The range of compensation is $12.44 –$14.03 per hour. Employment is for the period of December 1, 2012 to April 2013 only. For more information, contact Dave Powers, Manager, Public Works, at 613-269-4791, ext 236. To apply for Outdoor Rink Operator, submit your resume with references by 12:00 noon, Friday, Dec 5, 2012. The successful candidate will be required to have a current security check through the Ontario Provincial Police. The envelope should clearly indicate “Outdoor Rink Operator”, and should be addressed: Attn: Dave Powers, Manager, Public Works Village of Merrickville-Wolford P.O. Box 340, 317 Brock Street West Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and will be used solely for the purpose expressed above. The Corporation of the Village of MerrickvilleWolford is an equal opportunity employer. We thank you in advance for your interest in the municipality.


Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) est à la recherche de personnes intéressées à se joindre à son équipe pour poursuivre avec passion une vision commune, axée sur la collaboration et sur l'innovation en éducation. INFORMATICIENNE OU INFORMATICIEN SERVICE DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION Dossier 48/12-13 1 poste régulier à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) pour les régions de Kingston, Trenton, Brockville et Merrickville

Dossier 50/12-13 1 poste à terme à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) prévu du 14 janvier 2013 au 10 janvier 2014 inclusivement Avec près de 21 000 élèves fréquentant 39 écoles élémentaires, 10 écoles secondaires et son école pour adultes, le CECCE est le plus important réseau d'écoles de langue française à l'extérieur du Québec. Son territoire de plus de 35 000 km2 dans le Centre-Est de l’Ontario s'étend de Cumberland à Pembroke, jusqu’à Trenton. Pour obtenir tous les détails relatifs aux postes susmentionnés, veuillez consulter le site Web du CECCE au Il est également possible d'obtenir une copie des offres d'emploi à la réception du Centre éducatif du CECCE, 4000, rue Labelle à Ottawa, entre 8 h et 17 h. Direction des ressources humaines 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario) K1J 1A1 Téléphone : 613 744-2555 ou sans frais 1 888 230-5131 Téléc. : 613 746-3165 Courriel : En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de l'Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de préférer, en matière d'emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains.

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Karhu Fine Cabinetry and Millwork Manufacturer of High Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Mail, fax or email Resume to: 45 Bates Drive, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J8 Fax 613-257-3054 Email:

We are seeking a Coordinator for our Day Hospice Program located in McMarƟn House in Perth. This is a part-Ɵme posiƟon – 22 hours a week paid at $20.00 an hour. The Coordinator works at the Day Hospice on Mondays from 9 AM unƟl 3 PM. The remaining hours are used for fulĮlling responsibiliƟes listed below. The Coordinator will be required to have or to obtain PalliaƟve Care Level 1 cerƟĮcaƟon. ResponsibiliƟes of this posiƟon include: • Planning, organizing and developing Day Hospice program; • RecruiƟng and assessing potenƟal clients for admission to Day Hospice; • Supervising and recruiƟng volunteers; • Maintaining hospice staƟsƟcs and Policy and Procedure Manual; • Public relaƟons and fund-raising acƟviƟes; • AƩending monthly board meeƟngs QualiĮcaƟons required include: • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of PalliaƟve Care; • Self-directed individual able to work with minimal supervision; • Strong organizaƟonal, communicaƟon and interpersonal skills; • Knowledge of local community resources; • Previous experience in a related Įeld If you are interested in and qualiĮed for this posiƟon please direct your resume to dignityhouseperth@ and include “Resume” in subject line before December 6, 2012. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Dignity House of Perth Hospice is a registered charitable organizaƟon.

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TRAVAILLEUSE SOCIALE OU TRAVAILLEUR SOCIAL SERVICE DU SOUTIEN À L’APPRENTISSAGE Dossier 49/12-13 1 poste à terme à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) prévu du 7 janvier 2013 au 20 décembre 2013 inclusivement

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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.

If you are interested in working in a friendly cooperative environment and are seeking a permanent full time position, Karhu has two positions available. Experienced Kitchen Installer Experienced Cabinet Maker


The Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford is seeking an individual to operate an outdoor rink in the Village of Merrickville and the hamlet of Eastons Corners for the 2012 – 2013 winter season.



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



Smiths Falls. Large modern 2 bedroom apartment with laundry room, newly renovated. Parking, yard, available in December. No smoking. No pets. Ideal for mature couple. $725/month plus hydro. 613-283-5149.

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.


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


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

Qualified carpenter needed. Full time. Valid driver’s license. Please forward resume to: or fax: 613-273-9078 attn: office manager.


Smiths Falls freshly renovated, heated, upper 2 bedroom. Large deck, yard and parking. $975/month. Available immediately. Call 613-283-5718.

Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twentyseven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135.

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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(6 Month Contract January to July 2013) Hands Fireworks Inc. requires Production Line Assembly Operators for its Family Fireworks assembly line at its Toledo facility. These operators will be required from January to July 2013. Job Duties: * Building pre-formed Family firework boxes and picking and packing of various products * Palletizing and wrapping finished products * The use of a pump cart to move skids throughout production line and onto trailers for transport * Lift and move boxes / products / items up to 30lbs * Various job tasks needed to operate a safe and secure production line assembly process Qualifications: *the ideal candidate will be a hardworking, punctual and responsible individual willing to follow direction (Safety regulations, standard work) and be comfortable working in a team environment. Pay Rate: *$10.75/hour for a 40 hour week, Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (some overtime and weekend shifts may be required). Interested candidates should contact: Tom Hamilton 3322 Hands Road RR#4 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Email:


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Busy Handyman Service looking for full and part time help with fall clean-up and snow removal. Call 613-267-5460.


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.



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

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

ABOUT US: We have a talented team of dedicated employees focused on excellence. We are looking to Âżll the following positions at our manufacturing plant in Perth.

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. Attention Plus home cleaning. Bonded. Weekly, bi-weekly. 2 openings for long term customers. Perth to Stittsvillesurrounding areas. Sylvia 613-259-2146.


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Scapa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of bonding products and adhesive components for applications in the electronics, healthcare, industrial and transportation markets is currently looking for an Industrial Engineer for its Renfrew, Ontario manufacturing site. Located in Renfrew County, in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Scapa North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Renfrew site offers access to 900 pristine lakes and 4 major rivers admist breathtaking wilderness. With the major urban destination of Ottawa less than one hour away, a career at Scapa Renfrew allows one the unique ability to blend rural and urban living, all the while enjoying a progressive career with a global manufacturing company. The Industrial Engineer will be involved in broad scope engineering responsibilities including but not limited to process development, equipment and building maintenance, machine design and modification, environmental control, product development, capital projects, cost reduction and general problem solving. This individual is a key member of the Operations support team responsible for the overall operational effectiveness of the site. The successful candidate will bring a degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience. It is imperative that the candidate has excellent computer skills as it relates to word processing, database construction, CAD software as well as the ability to read and produce drawings using orthographic and isometric projections. Other assets would include experience with PLC control systems, calendar coating processes, converting, mechanical aptitude and SAP knowledge. Scapa North America offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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

Development Engineer Scapa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of bonding products and adhesive components for applications in the electronics, healthcare, industrial and transportation markets is currently looking for a Development Engineer for its Renfrew, Ontario manufacturing site.

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

Environmental Technician Level 1 We are seeking an entry level technician who possesses the ability to operate and maintain the wastewater and sewage treatment plants. The incumbent will also serve as back-up operator for our landďŹ ll site.

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OTF grant allows Victim Services to embark on new youth program By RYLAND COYNE

EMC News – Call it a youth movement within a respected community service agency. Thanks to a $58,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville has embarked on a new program to get young people involved. The funding was celebrated during a brief ceremony recently in the front lobby at Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) in Brockville. “We’re very pleased with the Trillium grant,” said Sonya Jodoin, executive director of the seven-year-old organization. “This gives us an amazing ability to add on to our services and get the youth involved.” The youth program started Oct. 1, 2012 and has already shown signs of success, Jodoin said. “I think we’re up to 11 volunteers right now,” reported

youth leader Amber MacDonald, noting more are always welcome to join in to perform a wide variety of tasks. All area schools, she adds, are providing the organization with referrals allowing it to grow the number of participants. “We want to be inclusive so we don’t want to turn anybody away,” added fundraising coordinator Sarah Elliott. According to a press release, youth volunteers with the program will be screened and, once trained, will serve as ambassadors for Victim Services within their school and communities. All volunteers will have the opportunity to actively assist in fundraising and public awareness events. The opportunities will not only help students to become more engaged in their community and gain important transferable job skills, it will contribute to their 40 hours of volunteer service required to

graduate. Jodoin says it’s important to give young people an avenue by which they can become more involved in their community. “Up until this time, the only way to volunteer for victim services you had to be an adult because of the nature of the stuff we respond to,” she said. “We ¿gured it would be an amazing opportunity to create a youth version of victim services for the kids to allow them to get their community service hours and make those positive connections with different members of their community.” This program, which has been years in the planning, is two-pronged, Jodoin explained. In order to get youth involved, Victim Services created a fundraising program which would give them events to attend. “So we combined the two… and we’ve got it all

mapped out and it’s been wonderfully successful. And we’re really thrilled to get the kids involved.” Events students could be involved in range from selling cookbooks at craft fairs to lighting candles at the upcoming vigil Dec. 6, held in memory of those killed in the Montreal massacre. “It’s a very broad range of things the kids could potentially become involved in if they want. They’ve already served at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. They did a fabulous job, we were thrilled with how well they did,” Jodoin said. For those who may want to get involved but not directly in fundraising or public events, Elliott says there are other ways to participate. “We always need posters done up and we need help with the advertising,” she said. “So if we ever have any artistic students who are re-

ally, really shy and don’t want to go out, they design some of our posters for us.” With a youth leader on board and volunteers ready to assist, Jodoin says she has no doubt the new program will be sustainable. “We have enough staff and volunteers to help keep it running once it’s going and once it’s established,” she said. “And we have a lot of adult volunteers who currently volunteer with us that have offered to assist with this as well.” Busy Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville is now into its eighth year. With seven fulltime staff and two after-hours contract employees, the organization is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Adult volunteers are called on to deal with a wide range of issues including house ¿res, motor vehicle acci-

dents, attending with police for sudden death noti¿cations, domestic disputes, sexual assaults, home invasion, elder abuse, even human traf¿cking. “We have had a case in the area,” Jodoin said. “We’re kind of like the bridge between emergency services and community and social services,” Jodoin said. “So the emergency services gets involved, we take the folks that are the victims or witnesses, and help them (support services) stabilize things.” Betsy Heately of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the provincial government that allocates $120 million across the province to organizations primarily in arts and culture, social services, sports and recreation, and the environment, said she was impressed by the unique nature of this program.

Presentation gives members new ideas for their gardens The Bloomin’ News By PENNY HARDING

and had the area which was naturally wet scraped by an excavator to a depth of two feet. This area was then ¿lled in with 60 per cent peat moss and 40 per cent sand to create an acid rich spot in which to put seeds, cuttings and clumps divided from existing plants. The planting began with a wide variety of species such as Labrador Tea, Pitcher Plant, Cinnamon Fern, Sheep Laurel, Jack in the Pulpit, Showy Lady Slipper, Small Yellow Lady Slipper and many more. The slides of these now established plantings were stunning. There were many ohs and ahs from the appreciative members.

Faced with the problem of a mound of soil that had been scraped off to form the bog, Dorothy and Grant decided to create something of beauty from the aftermath of a disaster. A tornado wind had felled many trees in an area on their property. As they removed the debris of trees and stumps they discovered interesting rocks and rock plants and decided to create THE ROCK GARDEN. They chose rocks from elsewhere on the property placing like types of rock in layers and using the mound of earth now moved to the disaster site as a base. A mix of 1/3 pea gravel, 1/3 sandy loam and 1/3 organic compost was

tamped into the cracks and areas around the rocks. The garden was now planted with things like Wood Lily, Sharp Lobed Hepatica, Dutchman’s Britches, Wild Columbine, Blue Eyed Grass, Blood Root and Hairy Beard Tongue and many more indigenous species. Grant stressed the use of

ground covers as a way of unifying the design and reducing garden maintenance. He used plants such as Twin Flower, Partridge Berry, Wintergreen, Bear Berry and the most unusual Walking Fern that starts in one crevice and then sends feelers to another spot on the rock to start a new plant. The key to creating these

gardens was Planning, Planning and more Planning! What a special sight they are! You can ¿nd out more about Dorothy and Grant’s Connaught Nursery at www. Information about the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society can be found at


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EMC Lifestyle - When you have been a member of The Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society for many years you begin to believe that you have heard lectures about every type of plant and bush possible to include in your garden. Wrong! At our November meeting we were made aware of a whole array of native plants and shrubs that we normally associate with the wild unkept parts of the landscape but which can be incorporated into our personal garden areas. Grant and Dorothy Dobson presented an illustrated program called THE TALE OF TWO GARDENS. A few years ago they decided to create a BOG GARDEN on their property. They chose a site


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Smiths Falls keeps Santa Claus moving during busy week

Photos by STACEY ROY

EMC News - The Christmas season came to Smiths Falls Sunday afternoon (Nov. 25) when the annual Santa Claus Parade rolled down Beckwith Street to the delight of children. The parade featured a number of bands, cheerleaders, floats and animals. And, the man of the season, Santa Claus himself!

Horse riders from Little Rock Farms near Port Elmsley rode through the Tim Hortons drive-thru after the parade to warm up.

Even Sparky the safety dog came out to wish Smiths Falls a Merry Christmas!

Lombardy Public School Glee Club members Jenna-Leigh Napier, Danika Dalgleish, Steffanie Blair, Samantha Harrison, Katie Pratt, get into the Christmas spirit, with an action-filled delivery of some holiday favourite songs.

Guinevere, King Arthur’s wife, left, shares in some gossip with her lady in waiting.


THE EMC - 59 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

EMC Events – Santa Claus had quite the entertainment prelude to welcome him to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls on Thursday, Nov. 22. The jolly old elf’s arrival was preceded by a sneak peek of the Smiths Falls Station Theatre troupe’s upcoming production of Camelot: The Panto, as well as a selection of favourite holiday hymns and carols, as sung by the talented members of the Lombardy Public School Glee Club. Photos and Text by DESMOND DEVOY


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Canadians may not be able to help someone suffering from cardiac arrest: poll EMC News - According to recent polling by the Canadian Red Cross, the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a cardiac emergency, but fewer than half say they would be able to do something to help. November is CPR month, an annual cam-

paign to promote the importance of CPR as a lifesaving skill. The Canadian Red Cross urges Canadians to take a course, and know what to do in an emergency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In half a day you can learn the skills necessary to save a life,â&#x20AC;? says Don Marentette, na-

tional manager of Âżrst aid programs with the Canadian Red Cross. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only 15 per cent of Canadians say they are conÂżdent they can help someone suffering from a cardiac emergency, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not enough. Approximately one in 10 deaths in Canada directly results from a heart attack. In

large urban centres, the average ambulance response time is more than eight minutes, but permanent brain damage is likely to occur within four to six minutes after a person stops breathing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing what to do in those critical minutes can save a life,â&#x20AC;? adds Marentette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CPR,

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Community raises funds for young man to have life-altering surgery EMC Lifestyle - Bedridden for more than seven months, wary of even raising his head for fear of losing consciousness, Charlie Smith is remarkably upbeat. “I’m constantly in a good mood,” says the 22-year old, who lives with his father, Duane, and mother, Christine, north of Brockville near Athens. Laid low by complications of Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) syndrome for nearly a year, Smith would be forgiven a gloomy mood, but instead of succumbing to depression and hopelessness, Smith has remained optimistic throughout a profoundly trying struggle with a disease that has kept him Àat on his back for months. That optimism may well have proved justi¿ed earlier this week, when Smith underwent surgery in Maryland to correct the problem that has bedevilled him and his family for so long. The surgery was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, and the family has not yet returned from the United States. Smith will remain in Maryland for observation and followup for two, perhaps three, more weeks. Updates on Smith’s condition can be found on his very active Facebook site— Fight to be Upright. If, as expected, Smith wins that ¿ght, he will owe tremendous gratitude to not only the specialist who offered he and

his family a solution when so many other doctors failed to even acknowledge the problem, but also to the local community, which so generously donated more than $100,000 to the Smiths so that they could afford to take their son south of the border. “There is no way to describe how grateful I am,” said Charlie last week. “Thank you is not enough.” In little more than a month, people from throughout the region of Prescott, Brockville and Athens have raised a sum that six weeks ago must have seemed to the Smiths a staggering obstacle to Charlie’s successful treatment. It would be beyond the means of most to foot so lofty a medical bill and so it was with the Smiths. “We made a list of things we could sell,” says Christine. The family did, in fact, sell its boat before word spread through local media of the family’s predicament and fundraising began in earnest. Schools, clubs, businesses, community organizations and individuals all gave what they could, and last week, Charlie announced on his Facebook page that the $100,000 goal had been reached. “It’s overwhelming,” says Christine. “It leaves you speechless.” The money raised will cover the costs of an operation called craniocervical fusion— a tricky and delicate, though

well-established, surgery that can end Charlie’s plight but is neither offered in Canada for EDS patients nor covered by OHIP through its Out of Country Coverage program. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a genetic disorder that impairs the body’s production of collagen, a vital constituent of the connective tissue that

“There is no way to describe how grateful I am. Thank you is not enough.” CHARLIE SMITH

binds together skin, bone and blood vessels throughout the body. In EDS patients, this tissue is too weak to suf¿ciently support the musculoskeletal system. The disorder manifests differently from patient to patient and there are several different subtypes of the condition that further contribute to the disease’s heterogeneity, making one’s experience with EhlersDanlos remarkably individual. Some people are severely disabled by it while others experience such mild symptoms they never even seek diagnosis, let alone treatment. The particular form of EDS that afÀicts Charlie Smith— the hypermobility subtype—is the most common, and while not life-threatening in itself, at its most severe, it can give rise to grave complications.

Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW celebrates 50 years EMC Religion - The 50th anniversary celebrations of Seaway Valley Presbyterial UCW continued on at St. John’s United Church, Kemptville on Monday Sept. 10 where 64 women enjoyed the coffee, fellowship and checking out the new books until the meeting started. President Janice Reynolds opened with a welcome and prayer. The hymns sang were “God our Source of Strength” and “Walk With Me” and from Ann Wiens book of prayer “Feeding My Sheep”. Welcome from Leita Foster UCW President at St. John’s and Reverend Lynda Harrison gave a warm welcome and a prayer for the day. Worship and enrichment time was shared by the Seaway UCW women who had

attended the 50th celebration in Ancaster in July. A “Tapestry of Love” has been woven by the women in all the church communities over the past 50 years. They spoke of the changes over the years and the changes yet to come. We are called to change and continue to support our churches and the M & S fund. Scripture from Luke 5, verses 17-33 and 35- 38, followed by the Tapestry of Love theme song and My Love Colors Outside The Lines. Thanks be to God for leading us now and in the future. A short review of summer event was given by Clara Edmundson a ¿rst time attendee. The event was held at Dorval on July 14 and 15. We were pleased to have Fran Olsen as theme speaker. A smaller

group attended but the fellowship and laughter was large. The next meeting was held at Algonquin United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Fellowship at 10 a.m. Enrichment Time “Our Kenyon Kids” with Cathy Kelso. Region 1 & 2 Fall Rally was held at Shalom House in Alexandria on Oct. 23 with Rev Phyliss Dietich as guest speaker. Region 3 & 4 Fall Rally was held at Morewood in the RA Center, 10 a.m. with the theme Yoga and Laughter and a pot luck lunch. President Janice gave the curtsies for the day and closed with UCW 50th Anniversary song to the (tune of Clementine) and UCW Forever to the tune of (Mine Eyes have Seen the Glory).

Health Unit promotes early brain development EMC News - When it comes to brain development, parents of young children sometimes have questions. How can I help my three-year old cope with emotions? How can I help my baby’s brain to develop well? Should my baby watch the so-called “brain development” videos? The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit endorses’ this provincial campaign to help parents support their young child’s brain development. The central element of the campaign is a new website: The website gives future parents and parents of children aged zero to three answers to their questions on brain development. It offers inexpensive, practical suggestions through short videos on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline and stress. The videos show real-life situations that were ¿lmed with families from Ontario. Experts offer simple advice for parents, based on proven practices. The website also contains links to useful re-

Charlie has had EDS since birth and for most of his 22 years has done well managing the attendant pain and frequent joint dislocations caused by the weak connective tissues holding his bones in place. That changed about a year ago. His condition became critical with the appearance in

sources. The videos’ key messages remind parents that all of the little things they do every day with their baby impacts their development. To ¿nd out more about early brain development, visit: www. HealthyBabyHealthyBrain. ca. You can also get more information by visiting http:// or calling the Health ACTION Line at 1-800-6605853.

December of severe neurological symptoms caused by craniocervical instability, a not uncommon complication of hypermobile EDS, which was only recently found to be related in some patients to a condition called Chiari malformation. When Charlie sits up, a small part of his brain herniates through an opening at the base of the skull and exudes into the spinal column. This is what is causing the neurological symptoms. “He was doing really well up until December,” says Christine. Over the next ¿ve months, Charlie would struggle with frequent blackouts—up to 40 per day—and convulsions so violent they would force his limbs, already inclined to dislocation, out of their sock-

ets. Adding to the distress of the condition itself was the uninformed, at best, and, at worst, derisive treatment the family received from the doctors from whom they sought desperately-needed help. Charlie’s condition teased him a couple of times with signs of improvement, but in April of this year, his neurological problems worsened precipitously. “I had a few good weeks then it was all downhill again,” he says. “And I haven’t walked since.” Forced to conclude that nothing could be done for Charlie at home, the Smiths decided to look for answers in the United States. In June, they travelled to Maryland, an eight hour trip that Charlie had to undertake supine in the back of a van. There they were delivered, as if by an act of providence, into the hands of a kindly and commanding neurologist with a particular interest in EhlersDanlos syndrome and every con¿dence that Charlie’s nightmare would end. “He’s my guardian angel,” says Charlie. A return trip to Maryland in September would further elaborate on the EDS diagnosis and make clear what needed to be done to return Charlie to his former life. The American neurologist has done more than 200 craniocervical fusion operations in people with Ehlers-Danlos

and has perfected an approach that minimizes the risk in this special type of patient. During the ¿ve-hour procedure, Charlie’s head and neck will be repositioned and stabilized using metal rods and screws, which will eliminate the blackouts and return him to an upright life. The family learned that a young woman in Brampton, presenting with symptoms remarkably like the ones afÀicting Charlie, recently underwent the operation and within 10 days was back on her feet. The craniocervical operation is performed several dozen times a year in Ontario, which is why OHIP refused to cover Charlie’s treatment in Maryland, but the operation is not performed on patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The operation has several different indications and Canadian surgeons will perform the operation in those cases, but the Smiths were unable to ¿nd a neurosurgeon in Ontario willing to deal with an EDS case. Still, though, OHIP refuses to cover the costs, and the Smiths think it unlikely the government’s mind can be changed. No matter. With the public behind him, Charlie and his family have overcome all that stood in the way of his recovery. “When the doctors let me down, the community stepped up,” says Charlie.

The Tabitha Foundation is a benevolent trust, founded in 1994 to support aid efforts begun and organized by Janne Ritskes. Our field activities are centered in Cambodia, whose people were decimated by a regime which promoted enforced starvation, mass executions, slave labour and wholesale dislocation to such a degree that the social, moral and economic fibre of the country was left in tatters. The integrated development initiatives include work in health care, education, sanitation (water, sewage), housing, small business and co-operatives. These efforts enable the poorest of the poor to improve their health status, rebuild shanties into homes, have their own toilets, clean water, and drainage systems, reconstruct roads, develop their own small businesses or become workers in cottage industry programs and learn to work together as a community. The people of Cambodia have endured severe poverty for the past 30 years— since the Pol Pot era. In that era everything was destroyed: family, social structure, infrastructure, spirituality. The resulting trauma of that period has left the people with a feeling of hopelessness and futility. Cambodians believe they are to blame for their situation—that somehow they deserve their lot. Tabitha-Cambodia works with the poorest members of the community, encouraging them to save and work their way out of poverty. Many poor Cambodian families have no house and virtually no possessions. Despite this, most generate a meager weekly income. Tabitha helps these families to develop a vision of a better life and encourages them to join the Savings Program. Tabitha’s Savings Program recognizes the inherent desire of people to take control of their own lives, allowing them to decide on their own needs and assisting them in achieving their goals. Joining the savings program is a giant step towards rebuilding trust; Tabitha recognizes and rewards that trust in the form of payment of 10 percent interest on their savings. Tabitha places no stress or risk on a family by accepting any amount, no matter how small, allowing even the poorest to participate in the program. Please visit the Tabitha Bazaar on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at Wool-Tyme, 190 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, Ontario.

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New program aimed at helping youth with mental health needs an inter-disciplinary team involving district school board mental health leaders, mental health workers and CCAC mental health and addictions nurses for children and youth in Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 72 publicly funded district school boards. The program will contribute to building school-based capacity to identify and respond to student mental health and addiction needs early. It is anticipated that approximately 9,000 students will beneÂżt from this program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The success of this program hinges on fostering

Survey shows Canadian homeowners fall out of love with their homes EMC Business - Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all heard of people getting the â&#x20AC;&#x153;seven year itchâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to a monogamous relationship, but a new study commissioned by the ComFree network, the largest commission free real estate network in Canada, reveals that we may have a wandering eye when it comes to our homes as well. In fact, one in four (28 per cent) homeowners report getting the urge to move about every Âżve years. Another 14 per cent get that itch at least once a year and Âżve per cent say the urge to move strikes them as often as every week. More than two thirds (69 per cent) of Canadians believe that a home says a lot about a person and must reĂ&#x20AC;ect their personal style and image. Women were more likely to hold this true than men (74 per cent versus 65 per cent); but the home isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always where the heart is. Three in 10 Canadians (29 per cent) say a home is just something that provides them with shelter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadians are in a love triangle,â&#x20AC;? said real estate expert Martin Rygiel, real estate expert and manager the ComFree network. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should be in love with our home, given the magnitude of the expense and how much time we spend there. Yet many homeowners seem to have a timeline on the relationship with their homes and begin to notice the chips in the paint or the fact that the up-and-coming neighbourhood actually means a lack of services. But while the process of buying and selling oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home may be more reminiscent of a love story, an important Âżnancial decision such as this should not be taken lightly.â&#x20AC;? Our reasons for moving on While homeowners overwhelmingly said that merely wanting a change (50 per cent) was enough to facilitate a move in the past, there are a number of other reasons that are prompting postal code changes: â&#x20AC;˘ Family size increase (marriage, kids etc.) - 42 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Job relocation - 37 per cent, but much higher in Alberta - 53 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Family size decrease (divorce, death, empty nest etc.) - 20 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Retirement - 18 per cent â&#x20AC;˘ Came into more money 14 per cent

â&#x20AC;˘ Home was in need of renovations - 14 per cent Nearly a third of Canadian homeowners (35 per cent) said that they love their neighbourhood, but wish they could change their house. This is particularly apparent for Âżrst time homebuyers (39 per cent). And a similar percentage of the population (33 per cent) said they wish they could change their house, but they love their neighbours. While some homeowners will update their homes regularly, for those who do not want to invest the time, energy and money into renovations, moving may be the better option. Canadians who are unsure as to whether or not they are ready for a move, can take a short quiz to help guide their decision. And for those who have already made the decision to move, a step-by-step checklist is available, outlining important timelines and reminders to make the process seamless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saved over $20,000 by selling commission free,â&#x20AC;? said Satu Repo-Hendsbee from London, who sold her house through Commonsense Network brokerage, part of the ComFree family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This did not mean doing it alone - they were with me every step of the way, from marketing my home with the use of great photos to advising me on the closing documents. The free legal advice was an outstanding feature of the service.â&#x20AC;? The ComFree network works with Canadians wishing to sell their home and empowers them to sell without paying huge commission. When selling through the ComFree network, the seller controls every aspect of the process, can easily communicate with interested buyers, which saves time and realizes great savings in commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeowners acting on their urge to move every Âżve years could be getting themselves into turbulent waters Âżnancially, if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not careful,â&#x20AC;? said Rygiel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over a span of 60 years, moving every Âżve years would equate to as much as $180,000 in money spent on commissions. Savvy Canadians have recognized that a commission free alternative can be like a personal Âżnance life raft.â&#x20AC;?

enhanced partnerships and connections to increase crosssector coordination,â&#x20AC;? says Jacqueline Redmond, CEO of the South East CCAC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strong partnerships and a team approach with mental health leaders, mental health workers and district school board staff, as well as strong care connections between nurse leaders and district school boards, and community health and addiction providers are key. The new program has been designed based on evidence as well as existing successful programs and roles that

are already in place in many CCACs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While this program is new, CCACs have always provided community health care services for people of all ages, including infants, children and youth,â&#x20AC;? said Redmond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many children receive care at school through the CCACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School Health Support Services program. We can also provide information about, and referral to, other community services for children and youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The roles and responsibilities of these nurses will

complement, not duplicate existing roles of CCAC case managers, contracted home care service providers or district school board staff. The program builds on the role CCACs currently play in helping people navigate the health care system and connecting them to the services they need based on comprehensive assessment and care planning, while supporting coordinated and integrated care delivery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to working with our partners to improve services to this vulner-

able population,â&#x20AC;? concluded Redmond. Funded by the Local Health Integration Network, the South East Community Care Access Centre helps approximately 12,000 individuals live safely at home and in their communities each day. We work with service providers as well as clients, their caregivers and families who all have a part in meeting the goal of helping people live safely in their own home for as long as possible. Submitted by South East CCAC.

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December 2: The First Sunday of Advent. Please join us! 8am said Eucharist; 10am Choral Eucharist with Montessori Sunday School Program & Nursery. At 4pm: Advent Procession Wednesdays 10am: said Eucharist In any month: 1st Wed, 7pm Eucharist with Praise Music 2nd Sat, 4:30pm: Community Dinner 3rd Thurs, 5:30pm: Messy Church with family dinner for young families NOTE: SKATER CHURCH is offered weekly on Tuesdays, starting at 6pm NOTE: St Augustines (Richardson and County Rd 10): 2nd & 4th Sundays, 9:15am


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Relief of Ladysmith in South Africa, on March 1, 1990 when the British forces were led by Lord Dundonald with a young Winston Churchill by his side.) Did you know? The Anglo-Zanzibar War of August 27, 1896, is known as the shortest war in history. It lasted all of thirtyeight minutes. A Royal Navy contingent opened ¿re on the barricaded Zanzibar palace, setting it on ¿re, and ¿nally shooting down the palace Àag. Don’t forget our websites:, www. and Lest we forget.


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EMC News - Mary Lou Brankin reports the breakfast and garage sale was a huge success again this year. More than a hundred people attended the breakfast and the crowd swelled to 200 before the day ended. The organizers with to thank all who helped, and Brankin mentioned that we hope to hold another one the ¿rst Saturday in November 2013. “The Spirit of the Game”, one of the of¿cial Hockey Hall of Fame books, will be rafÀed off at the Jamboree on Saturday, December 8, with tickets available in the Lounge at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Advance tickets will also be available in the Lounge this week. Should the winner not be present, the winning number will be posted and the ¿nal pickup date is December 21, otherwise it will be up for auction at January’s Jamboree.



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RVCA Open House: Draft flood mapping for the Tay River EMC News - New, draft Àood plain mapping is now available for the Tay River from Glen Tay Road to Lower Rideau Lake. This includes mapping within the Town of Perth and Port Elmsley. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has completed the draft maps that show the areas along the river that are subject to Àooding and where new development will need to consider the identi¿ed Àood hazard in land use planning decisions. Everyone is welcome to view and provide comments at an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Perth and District Union Library. RVCA engineers created the new maps using recent data and advanced, industrystandard engineering methods. The RVCA wants to check the calculations by making use of every bit of information we can obtain about the historical observations along the Tay River. Residents and landowners along the river may have anecdotal or documented information such as photographs

or journal entries of their observation during past high water events. This kind of information can be very useful for evaluating the “reasonableness” of the Àood lines shown on the maps and the study team is interested in reviewing any past Àood evidence that people may wish to share. These maps, like their counterparts on river systems across Ontario, are the corner stone for keeping people and property safe. Controlling development on a watershed basis has long been recognized as the most cost-effective and environmentally-acceptable way to consistently manage the risk associated with Àoods and other natural hazards area. Once approved by the RVCA Board of Directors, RVCA staff will use the maps for de¿ning areas that are subject to Àood hazards along the waterway. The new mapping will also be used by local municipalities when updating their Of¿cial Plans and Zoning Schedules and in the review of other related Planning Act applications.

Maps showing the updated Àood risk areas will be on display. When ¿nalized, these Àood risk maps will be used by planners to determine where development should and should not be located. These maps, like their counterparts on river systems across Ontario, are the corner stone for keeping people and property safe during high water events. The maps will also show the regulation lines which are based on Àood risk, presence of wetlands, and steep slope considerations. The last Àoodplain mapping in this area was completed in 1981 and covered the river from Glen Tay Road to the Tay Marsh. Now 30 years old, the maps need updating. No Àood plain mapping has ever been done for the river downstream of the Tay Marsh. The current project will replace the old mapping and produce new mapping downstream of the Marsh. The RVCA ¿nished mapping upstream of Glen Tay Road to the Christie Lake outlet in 2009. Submitted by the RVCA

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EMC Events - The fresh winter air will once again pink the cheeks of those attending the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Smiths Falls hospital site. “I’m hoping that will encourage more people to come,” said Lise Smith of the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation.

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lighting service has been inside the atrium area of the hospital due to the ongoing construction. The Gordon Pipe Band of Smiths Falls will be trumpeting in the return of the outdoor event this year where hot chocolate and 50 goody bags for children will be handed out. The turning on of the tree lights is a symbolic image of the support the local hospital receives from the community every year. Each bulb on the

tree represents a donation made to the foundation. These donations, which are still being accepted by Smith at the foundation, can be made in memoriam to someone special with all funds going to providing critical medical equipment for the Smiths Falls site. Smith reminds residents that government funding does not provide dollars for equipment at the hospital - this is something the community provides through donations. “Every dime, every nickel


that comes in here goes to buying equipment,” Smith said. This level of community commitment is what allows the local hospital to be there when your loved one needs emergency care. Past items purchased with the tree lighting dollars include the CT Scan, which is now seeing growing demand for usage

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to town. The doctor’s son, Collin will be the lone speaker at the Sunday ceremony before the lights are of¿cially turned on. The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation welcomes all past and ¿rst time tree lighting attendees to come out Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. for an evening of celebration and hope.

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The return to the outdoor ceremony Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. was made possible thanks to the dedicated efforts of those who planted the tree in front of the hospital site. Smith wants to speci¿cally thank Klaas Van Der Meer and his team at Green Acres Greenhouses and Landscaping who volunteered their time to make this event happen. “They put their blood, sweat and tears into it,” Smith said. The last two years the tree

from area patients and those as far away as Stittsville and Richmond who travel to town to reduce the wait time for service. Each tree lighting service honours someone in the community who has contributed much to its development. This year Dr. GAN Murty will be honoured for his many years of dedicated medical service

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Rothwell and Moffatt in Perth EMC News - As part of a string of dates leading up to Christmas, Rothwell and Moffatt will be taking to the stage at O’Reilly’s in Perth on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. to perform selections from their “Songs for a Winter’s Night” concert series. The intimate show has garnered rave reviews from audiences and become a holiday tradition for Ottawa music lovers that attend their sold-out National Arts Centre show. Featuring songs of the season, along with a diverse and creative set list, “Songs for a

Winter’s Night” showcases Rothwell and Moffatt’s engaging stage presence and the captivating harmonies of sisters Stephanie and Emily Rothwell. The sisters, with guitarist/vocalist Jeff Moffatt, have earned a reputation for their unique folk/rock/country sound. Well-known Ottawabased guitarist Fred Guignon, is part of this years touring band. Rothwell and Moffatt perform in Ottawa Dec. 8 and Cornwall on Dec. 22. Rothwell and Moffatt is an Ottawa-based band which was

formed in 1995, and through years of writing, playing and performing together, has developed a music style that straddles country, rock and folk. The band includes drummer Steph McAlear, guitarist Fred Guignon and bassist Mike Liepe. Rothwell and Moffatt released “Wonder Away” in 2010 and will release new songs in November 2012 to coincide with their live performance schedule. Find out more about the band at


EMC News – Gus Quattrocchi donates $500 from the sale of his book to John Fowler, chair of the Perth Museum panel, at the museum on Monday, Nov. 19. As of this month, Quattrocchi’s generosity has seen him donate more than $9,500 to the Perth Museum.

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EMC News - November 14 was “Fantasy Day” at Drummond Central, and there were some fabulous mythological characters attending school. Oliver Goebel made an outstanding knight and Amy Kehoe wowed everyone with her Medusa costume.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Ontario Civilian Police Commission will hold a public meeting to consider the request of the Corporation of the Town of Perth made under sections 5, 10 and 40 of the Police Services Act to abolish the Perth Police Service so that the Town may enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to receive policing services from the Ontario Provincial Police. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Town’s proposal and receive submissions with respect to its adequacy and to determine whether severance arrangements have been made with those members of the Service whose employment may be terminated if the proposal is accepted. The meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Best Western Plus Perth, located at 82 Peter Street, Perth. Anyone wishing to address the panel during the meeting, please contact Ms. Lori Morayniss at 416-314-1000.

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AVIS DE RÉUNION PUBLIQUE La Commission civile de l'Ontario sur la police tiendra une réunion publique pour examiner la demande de la ville de Perth, présentée en vertu des articles 5, 10 et 40 de la Loi sur les services policiers, d'abolir le Service de police de Perth pour permettre à la municipalité de conclure une entente avec le ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels en vue de la prestation de services policiers par la Police provinciale de l’Ontario dans la municipalité.

Many Canadian families are still of the ‘traditional’ kind but, according to Statistics Canada (StatsCan), their numbers are declining while those for blended families are growing. The 2011 Census1 included stepfamilies (StatsCan’s term for blended families) for the first time, and according to the Census stepfamilies now represent about one in eight families with children. Money matters are often a challenge in any relationship, and they become even more challenging in the case of a second (or third) marriage or common-law relationship, especially when they include children from previous and current relationships. Here are some points to consider: UÊ vÊ ÞœÕÊ >˜`Ê ÞœÕÀÊ «>À̘iÀÊ have separate financial plans, it’s important that you come together and develop a cohesive plan that will help best attain your new family’s objectives. UÊ iÌiÀ“ˆ˜iÊ …œÜÊ ÞœÕÊ are going to treat all your children equally. UÊ ÃÌ>LˆÃ…Ê >˜Ê , -*Ê vœÀÊ every child that does not already have one. UÊ vÊ ÞœÕÊ >˜`Ê ÞœÕÀÊ «>À̘iÀÊ designate each other as the direct beneficiary of all of their assets, when one partner dies, everything goes to the survivor, potentially

Manage Your Money disinheriting the children of the deceased spouse. And, if the surviving partner should remarry, the new partner could become entitled to the estate (or a large portion of it) which could disinherit not only the children of the deceased partner but even the children of the survivor. For these and other reasons, a standard will is not recommended for a blended family. Other strategies include dividing the estate at the time of death of the first parent or using a spousal trust to protect the assets for LœÌ…Ê v>“ˆˆiÃ°Ê ̽ÃÊ VÀÕVˆ>Ê ÌœÊ speak to your legal advisor regarding a will with terms appropriate for your blended family. UÊ-ˆ“ˆ>ÀÊ«ÀœLi“ÃÊV>˜Ê>ÀˆÃiÊ from jointly held property. Many couples choose to hold property jointly so title passes automatically to the survivor on the death of the spouse and avoids probate fees (this does not apply in Québec). But if you have children or other dependants from a previous relationship and want them to share in the value of your property, then holding title to the property jointly with

the right of survivorship isn’t recommended. Speak to your legal advisors regarding ways to hold title to property in a way that benefits your children and carries out your wishes. Financial and estate planning for blended families is complicated. Talk to your financial and legal professional advisors about the right strategies for your personal situation. 1 /…iÊ >ˆÞ]Ê 7i`˜iÃ`>Þ]Ê September 19, 2012 – 2011

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La réunion commencera à 16 h, le mercredi 5 décembre 2012, au Best Western Plus Perth, situé au 82, rue Peter, à Perth. Quiconque souhaite faire une présentation aux membres de la Commission lors de cette réunion est prié d’appeler Mme Lori Morayniss au 416 314-1000.

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Perth Blue Wings goalie Jeremy Wright chats it up with St. John Elementary School goalie Tyson Thomas prior to the singing of the national anthem Friday night. A mini game between first and second periods saw the St. John Elementary School hockey players take to the ice and have some fun with the Perth Blue Wings.


EMC Sports – It’s about community and getting everyone involved. Friday night’s junior ‘B’ hockey game had everything going for it – the crowd, the momentum, and even the mini-games between periods – as the Perth Blue Wings gave the community a lot to cheer about, along with their 4-3 win over the Arnprior Packers in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action. More than 300 fans witnessed the show that included some pre-game fun with students’ choir from St. John Elementary School singing the national anthem, then a mini-game with some of their your hockey players who took to the ice between periods to rough up some Wings. Head coach and general manager Hamish Fraser said to get the community involved is a lot of fun and shows respect. “Community is very important,” he said. “We are a junior hockey club in the community and to have their support is huge for us. We try to lead by example, be proper and have some fun out there with the kids and who knows, maybe 10 years from now some of those kids will be in a Blue Wings (jersey).” The Wings were in sync on the ice, making it look easy with a 4-0 lead until the dy-

ing minutes of the second period. Mitch McGrath, Brett Madigan, Andrew Davis and Brayden Clancy had the goals for the home team. A hooking infraction with less than two minutes to go in the second, landed Shawn McGillivary in the penalty box giving Arnprior the advantage to spoil Jeremy Wright’s shutout in the making. Perth held onto a 4-1 lead until another Arnprior powerplay marker with 14:59 on the clock in the third frame. A third goal from the visitors put them within one with less than half the period gone. Madigan gave the Blue Wings a little breathing room with his goal from Mike Smyth and Blair Barr before the ¿nal goal of the game at 1:41 from the Packers in the 4-3 ¿nale. In a rare second homegame weekend, the Wings hosted the Gatineau Mustangs in an afternoon tilt and played to a 5-3 victory. Wright earned both weekend wins in the pipes, turning away 62 shots collectively. At the period breaks, Perth held 2-1 and 4-2 leads with two goals each from Tanner Knight and Mike Smyth who also assisted on each other’s markers. In the third, it was the Knight and Smyth tag team again with the insurance goal. Knight did the scoring and Smyth assisted with help from

Barr. Barr collected three other assists in the game. A helper credit was also given to McGillivary. New Wings Some new faces on the Perth bench contributed to the weekend wings. Fraser said they picked up some added depth with the gritty and feisty Ben Wade, a former Almonte Thunder player. Another newcomer is Clancy of Stittsville who played central last year. Fraser said the con¿dence is starting to peak and the team is working together, making things happen in their own end. “Playing ¿ve-man in our own zone is working. Capitalizing and putting the puck in their net and not losing that momentum,” he said. “We have never been dominated by any team but have broken down with defensive zone coverage. Five wins in a row is a big con¿dence booster.” Friday night, the team hosts Stittsville at 7:45 p.m. It will be a test of ¿rst place, since Stittsville has a couple games in hand and sit in third place. “Another four-point weekend would solidify our spot,” said the coach. Parade fun The boys will take part in the Perth Santa Claus parade Saturday at 5 p.m. See them involved with their Town and Country Chrysler and/or Kia sponsors.

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PDCI has top 10 finish at OFSAA volleyball tournament By LAURIE WEIR

EMC Sports – The Perth and District Collegiate Institute senior boys volleyball players are 10th in the province after their OFSAA appearance in Stratford last week. Head coach Donna Rumball says this is the school’s best ever result at the provincials. The Perth Blue Devils were seeded into a very dif¿cult pool, said the coach. “They held their own in some very well played, tough matches.” PDCI dropped two games to Essex D.H.S. 22-25 and 17-25, who ended up winning bronze. Cobourg (antique bronze) was another tough match for the Blue Devils, losing 21-25, 21-25. Norwell, ¿fth seeded team, defeated PDCI in two straight as well: 22-25, 17-25. Perth advanced to the consolation playoffs after defeating Streetsville, 2512, 25-17, in pool play. The Devils swept Timiskaming, 26-24, 25-17, 25-16, in the quarter ¿nals then F.E. Madill, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 in the semi ¿nals. In the consolation ¿nals,

they met up against a very strong and deep Lo-Ellen Park team from Sudbury. PDCI took the ¿rst set 25-18. The next two sets were close, Rumball said, as Perth dropped 21-25 and 19-25, but the Blue Devils were running on empty. Then the wheels fell off as Eli Woods went down with an ankle injury early in the last set. Overall, the coach added, “some very impressive stats were posted over the (course of the) tournament.” Justin James had ¿ve aces, 52 kills, 24 stuffs, and 34 perfect passes. Eli Woods had nine aces, 48 kills, 13 stuffs, and 32 perfect passes. Jon Tysick chipped in with two aces, 16 kills, seven stuffs, and 43 perfect passes. Cameron Ogilvie had one ace, 14 kills, 10 stuffs, and 32 perfect passes. Alex Fillipoff chalked up two aces, 15 kills, three stuffs, and 18 perfect passes. Thomas Inwood had three aces, ¿ve kills, six stuffs, and 44 perfect sets. “Congratulations team,” Rumball added. “You did PDCI and Perth proud!”


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Classic Theatre Festival announces new season EMC News - The Perthbased Classic Theatre Festival is busy planning its fourth season of professional productions from the golden age of Broadway, and its 2013 lineup promises two long-running comedies as well as a new venue. The festival’s hugely popular holiday sale returns this year as well, as anyone can purchase a voucher before Dec. 31 that entitles them to 20 per cent off any ticket, with the freedom to pick their actual show dates closer to summer. Festival Artistic Producer Laurel Smith is pleased to announce that next year’s venue

is the Full Circle Theatre, a lovingly built, intimate space located at 26 Craig Street that sits astride Last Duel Park, with a view of the Tay River. The air conditioned, wheelchair accessible space (which also features hearing assist devices) is home to the original seats from the historic Balderson Theatre, and no audience member is ever further than 25 feet from the stage. That sense of being close to the action on stage will work well with the 2013 summer lineup, which opens with Neil Simon’s rarely produced comedy The Star Spangled Girl. Simon, best known for The

Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, and belle and Olympic swimmer Barefoot in the Park, among rents the apartment next door. many hits on Broadway and This comedy of how opposites in ¿lm, has unattract, and how The festival’s individuals from dergone a minirevival of sorts popular holiday different politias audiences recal perspectives visit laugh-¿lled sale returns this can still ¿nd works that are reasons to like year as well. also substantial one another, stories. holds up well as our friends With The Star Spangled stateside continue to deal with Girl, Simon could well have the effects of political polartaken a page out of contem- ization following the lengthy porary American politics. His election campaign. Simon’s 1966 story centres on two love of his characters, and his very liberal magazine writers refusal to demonize anyone, whose close friendship is sud- make the play an accessible denly threatened when a gor- and laugh-¿lled experience. It geous, conservative, southern runs July 12 to Aug. 4.

Leslie Stevens’ The Marriage-Go-Round is a gem of a comedy that ran for well over a year when it ¿rst opened in 1958. It toys with the oft-asked 1950s query: what would happen if Marilyn Monroe had approached Albert Einstein to father her baby? That potential combination of beauty and brains is at the forefront of The Marriage-GoRound, and marital mayhem erupts when the lives of two happily married college professors are confronted with a Swedish bombshell who throws herself at the man of the house. Stevens was a landmark TV writer and producer,

Karen Charette and Bob Burns, are the owners of Rideau Cleaners. allow us to leave when we need to,” Charette explained. This certainly comes in handy for Rideau Cleaners who puts 340 km a day, six days-a-week on their commercial van. The Carleton Place location isn’t the only addition the new owners have made since arriving. When the pair took over Rideau Cleaners they assumed the headquarters along with four satellite drop-off locations. “Now we have about 20

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EMC Business - For the last 80 years the name Rideau Cleaners has meant professional, small town service the community can depend on and while the industry has changed that atmosphere remains to be true. Bob Burns and Karen Charette inherited this legacy in 2004 when they purchased the company in April of that year. The pair had spent 30 to 40 years in the dry cleaning business and felt it was time to take the plunge and be their own boss. “We try our best to make everybody happy,” Burns said. Over the last 80 years the business has focused on maintaining the small town atmosphere at the Smiths Falls headquarters by retaining local staff, while expanding to meet the changing needs of the industry. The local business on Percy Street has ¿ve staff members while the couple’s recently purchased counter in Carleton Place has three. “We have a great staff that

has moved from its original home on Main Street to the corner of Abel and Lombard Street and ¿nally resting at its current home on Percy Street around the 1970s. It was around this time that manufacturers were introducing new material in clothing, which continues to be a challenge for dry cleaners today, but this isn’t the only change Burns and Charette have seen over the years. “The industry has gotten a lot safer and a lot more environmentally safer,” Charette added.

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National champion ďŹ ddler and entertainer Scott Woods makes a stop in Perth tonight (Thursday), part of the Scott Woods Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Old Time Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tour. The audience will recognize just about all of the songs with many coming off the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest CD entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Christmas Memoriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. One particular highlight, he says, is O Holy Night sung by Nadine Boles, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a young lady who has a beautiful voice.â&#x20AC;? The variety show â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is all new for the group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will also feature provincial step dancing award-winner Amanda MacInnis. This multi-talented 12 yearold from Dundalk, Ont., also plays twin Âżddle with Scott and

provides vocals as well. Other members of the group include Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Carolyn (piano), Nadineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband Gary Boles (bass and vocals) and Wes Dymond on drums. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He (Dymond) has a nice, light style of drumming,â&#x20AC;? Scott says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A true musician for sure.â&#x20AC;? Scott is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle contest and twice has won the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships. For seven years, he played the part

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Cars: 09 Spectra, 74 kms; 09 G5, 88 kms; 08 Civic, 129 kms; 08 6, 102 kms; 08 Avenger, 115 kms; 07 Yaris, 84 kms; 07 Civic, 131 kms; 07 Yaris, 93 kms; 07 Aveo, 105 kms; 07 Outlook, 98 kms; 07 Aveo, 105 kms; 07 Sentra, 92 kms; 07 Golf, 72 kms; 07 Caliber, 109 kms; 06 Focus, 163 kms; 06 Taurus, 166 kms; 06 300, 143 kms; 06 Fusion, 152 kms; 06 Sentra, 145 kms; 05 Rio, 139 kms; 05 3, 100kms; 05 Allure, 153 kms; 05 Vue, 250 kms; 05 Tiburon, 105 kms; 05 Optra, 108 kms; 05 Epica, 125 kms; (2)04 3, 154-177 kms; 04 RX 330, 153 kms; (3)04 Sebring, 75-195 kms; 04 Malibu, 303 kms; 03 Passat, 91 kms; 03 ProtĂŠgĂŠ, 81 kms; 03 Neon, 160 kms; 03 Impala, 213 kms; 03 Sebring, 223 kms; 03 Taurus, 179 kms; 02 ProtĂŠgĂŠ, 202 kms; 02 Outback, 266 kms; 02 Century, 153 kms; 02 Passat, 200 kms; 02 Civic, 163 kms; 02 Jag Xtype, 190 kms; 00 Jetta, 167 kms; 00 SunÂżre, 190 kms; 00 Intrepid, 230 kms; 00 Regal, 156 kms; 01 9-5, 189 kms; 01 Neon, 160 kms; 01 Intrigue, 139 kms; 01 Catera, 89 kms; 01 Sebring, 84 kms; 99 Prowler, 161 m; 99 Intrepid, 143 kms; 99 Maxima, 198 kms; 98 Escort, 211 kms; 98 626, 131 kms; 98 Gr Prix, 231 kms SUVs: 08 Patriot, 90 kms; 07 Avalanche, 335 kms; 06 Liberty, 204 kms; (2)05 Santa Fe, 95-248 kms; 05 PaciÂżca, 98 kms; 05 Liberty, 102 kms; 04 Rendezvous, 188 kms; 04 Murano, 185 kms; 03 Murano, 233 kms; 03 PathÂżnder, 182 kms; 02 Explorer, 140 kms; 02 Yukon, 277 kms; 02 Trailblazer, 174 kms; 02 Durango, 194 kms; 02 PathÂżnder, 194 kms; 01 Cherokee, 160 kms; 01 Xterra, 207 kms; 00 Durango, 194 kms; 99 Cherokee, 167 kms; 98 Explorer, 213 kms Vans: 09 Montana, 139 kms; 08 Montana, 108 kms; (2)07 Caravan, 128-153 kms; 06 MPV, 191 kms; 05 Sedona, 121 kms; 05 Montana, 175 kms; 05 Uplander, 134 kms; 05 Odyssey, 216 kms; 05 Freestyle, 148 kms; 05 Sedona, 128 kms; 04 PaciÂżca, 125 kms; 04 Venture, 142 kms; 04 Freestar, 142 kms; 04 Silhouette, 227 kms; 03 Caravan, 212 kms; 03 Ram, 70 kms; 03 Econoline, 436 kms; 03 MPV, 140 kms; 03 Montana, 163 kms; 02 MPV, 182 kms; 02 Caravan, 204 kms; 01 Caravan, 83 kms; 00 Safari, 69 kms; 00 Montana, 189 kms; 95 Lumina, 244 kms Light Trucks: 08 F250, 148 kms; (2)07 F150, 90-189 kms; 06 F150, 90 kms; 05 F150, 209 kms; (2)05 Ram, 162-165 kms; 04 Sierra, 253 kms; 00 Sierra, 240 kms; 99 F150, 236 kms; 99 F350, 400 kms; 98 Ranger, 307 kms; 93 F350, 268 kms Heavy Equipment/Trucks: 05 Lingong wheel loader; 00 E450 Boom, 248 kms; 98 Ford E Bus, 146 kms; 95 Mirage Bus, 345 kms; 98 IH 2574 plow, 216 kms; 99 IH 2574 plow, 171 kms; 01 IH 2574 plow, 194 kms; 93 Peterbilt 357 tractor, 783 kms Trailers: 80 King 53T low boy; 04 Floatking utility; 10 Milanj Ă&#x20AC;atbed; cable/spool; 93 Trailking 2400 Ă&#x20AC;atbed; 78 Pole Recreational Items: 04 Yamaha 660; 07 Grizzly 700; 04 Yamaha RX Warrior; 02 Bombardier Seadoo; 328 hrs Miscellaneous Items: Bombardier Track machine, 946 hrs; Komatsu D65EX dozer, 6554 hrs; JD 3032E tractor, 94 hrs; panels; gates; jumping jack; pressure washer; Lincoln arc welder; wood shavings; scraper blade; mig welder; Yardman snowblower NO CHILDREN ALLOWED List is subject to change. Website will be updated as new consignments are registered Buyers Premium Applies - Terms: Cash; Visa; MasterCard; Interac for $500.00 deposit & Cash, CertiÂżed Cheque, Interac for balance due on vehicle Viewing: December 5, 6 & 7, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pictures and description of items available at Click on Ottawa THE EMC - P18 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

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EMC Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Their upbeat shows sell out wherever they go. And their latest, part of the Scott Woods Old Time Christmas Tour with stops in Gananoque and Perth, likely will be no different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Christmas shows are very popular,â&#x20AC;? Scott told the EMC during an interview from the road last Friday. Woods is an award-winning Âżddler who brings brilliant musicianship and light-hearted banter to the stage, charming audiences wherever he and his band go. And they go far, 12 months of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We usually play between 125 and 150 dates per year,â&#x20AC;? he says. This particular tour, he notes, is focused in Ontario with 27 shows over 16 days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a busy go,â&#x20AC;? he said while on his way to St. Catharines. His show stops this week includes Farrell Hall in Perth tonight (Thursday, Nov. 29). While the Âżddle is prevalent throughout the two-hour event, he says the focus is on Christmas, noting the band â&#x20AC;&#x153;respects the music as it is.â&#x20AC;? Right off the top, for example, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Let It Snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; played in 6-8 time gets everyone into the right frame of mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has a real lift to it,â&#x20AC;? he says.



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