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EMC News – Emma Fillipoff is still missing. The 26 year-old Perth native was last seen in Victoria, B.C. Nov. 28. She had been living in a women’s shelter there and was last seen by two Victoria police of¿cers that evening. Her mother, Shelley Fillipoff, is out west searching for her, and in her latest interview with CTV media in Vancouver on Thursday, Dec. 13, she was in tears. “This is every family’s worst nightmare,” she said. “It is by far the worst possible thing imaginable; 15 days is much longer than I ever thought when I arrived in Victoria.” A “Help Find Emma Fillipoff” fan page has exploded to 2,276 people over the past

few weeks where well wishes, prayers and support are pouring in. There have also been links set up for “Emma Sightings” where people are encouraged to submit information if they have seen anyone looking like Emma. There have been sightings all over Vancouver Island, including one on Dec. 13 on Mount Washington. Emma is described as 5 foot 5 inches, weighs about 100 pounds and has waistlong, dirty blond hair, wearing camo pants and carrying an orange purse. On Friday, Dec. 21, a fundraising dance will be held at the Timber Run Golf Course in Lanark to help raise money for the Fillipoff family who continue to search for Emma. The Friday night fundraiser will feature a dance and the cost is $10 at the door. It starts

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EMC News – Montague Township Reeve Bill Dobson has been elected as the Lanark County Warden for 2012-13. Dobson beat out a challenge from Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr, who was making another attempt at the chair, during a vote in the council chambers in Perth on Tuesday, Dec. 18. “I am honoured to take this responsibility,” said Dobson after the results were announced. “I take it very, very seriously. I will do my best.” He added that there were a lot of strengths around the council table, and “I look forward to putting them all together, (and to) keep working as a team.” Born near Cobden, Ont., he has run a heritage farm near Rosedale, Montague Township, since 1968, raising organic beef. Trained as a teach-


er, he negotiated teachers’ salaries with the Bill Davis government in the 1970s. “We want to be ¿scally responsible and balance our budget,” Dobson promised. “We must review how our money is spent,” pointing out that federal and provincial grants were drying up, and that unless sustainable funding was addressed, “we will not be able to enjoy the levels of service we enjoy today without making some changes.” He suggested that there could be some level of sharing of expertise, personnel and even buildings to lower costs. Dobson also promised to look in to holding “a truly Lanark County harvest festival.” In his election speech earlier in the morning, Kerr noted that he too wanted to focus on county spending. “Our municipality has been written up by AMO (As-

sociation of Municipalities Ontario) for our ¿nancial sustainability,” said Kerr of his native Tay Valley. Committee chairmanships Outgoing Lanark County Warden John Gemmell, the deputy Mayor of Perth, was acclaimed as the new chairman of the corporate services committee. It was to be the only acclamation of the day, with Lanark Highlands Deputy Mayor Brian Stewart beating out Beckwith Township’s deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau for the community services post. The community development committee chairmanship went to Mississippi Mills town Coun. Val Wilkinson, who beat out Beckwith Township Reeve Richard Kidd. In the ¿nal vote of the early afternoon, Lanark Highlands Mayor Peter MacLaren beat out Montague Township’s deputy Reeve Pat

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dressing our local needs.â€? Campbell indicated that the completion of the UCLG Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), which was unveiled later in the day at the summit, was a way the UCLG can bring all its member municipalities together and plan for a sustainable future. “Through public workshops and outreach we heard from our citizens, we have put together a plan based around four cornerstones: environment, economy, sustainability and culture, while providing local and county priorities,â€? Campbell stated. As a member of the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus (EOWC), Campbell said economic development remains a top priority with the caucus, as well as establishing high-speed Internet to the entire United Counties. The EOWC has been working with the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) and now that the project is near Âżnished, in 2013, the EOWC will shift its focus to the development of an economic development strategy for all of eastern Ontario. Happy to be partnering on the economic development summit, MPP Clark said the diverse backgrounds of everyone in the room allows them to play a unique role in fostering economic development. “We make things happen through

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hard work, vision, planning and persistence,â€? he explained, adding that great strides have been in the tourism sector throughout Leeds and Grenville, but more needs to be done on the manufacturing side. â€œâ€ŚWe can’t give up on the manufacturing sector. I know times have been tough and industry today and certainly tomorrow looks different than when I was involved in municipal politics 30 years ago. I don’t think Leeds and Grenville is done making things.â€? He stressed that programs such as the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) and the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) are helping to “recruit and retain jobmakers,â€? something MP Brown said is paramount. He said the federal government has created more than 820,000 new jobs since July 2009 and have had the strongest banking system in the world for Âżve years. “How do we do this? By keeping taxes low and attracting quality businesses to this country and hopefully to Leeds and Grenville,â€? Brown stated, noting that the federal government hopes to continue taking action towards change. â€œâ€Ś We will continue to implement measures to keep Canada on track to long-term prosperity.â€? Business panel One of the highlights of this year’s summit was a special panel dedicated to showcas-

ing how three individuals have changed how they do business in a tough economic climate. Moderated by Susan Fournier, executive director of the Valley Heartland CFDC, the audience heard from three very different business operations, including Zach Treanor, co-owner of Axleworks in Gananoque; Kemptville District Hospital chief executive ofÂżcer (CEO) Colin Goodfellow; and Henry Oosterhof, co-owner of Jobo Farms in Greenbush. “We have a very diverse group and backgrounds,â€? noted Fournier. “How have you changed your approach to business?â€? Treanor has 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and he and his partner Shannon Yates, took on the renovation and conversion of the former Gananoque Spring and Axle Company in 2009. They have turned it into a thriving retail operation and cultural destination, which is home to several retail businesses, including the Socialist Pig coffee shop and Steel, a clothing store. He said he had a corporate background when he and Yates decided to purchase the building. “When you think about Axleworks and the Âżve individual businesses currently in it, any visitor that goes in instantly recognizes they are experiencing something different,â€? Treanor commented, adding he strives to have a re-

lationship with the community. â€œâ€ŚIt’s about empowering them (community) and making them have an active stake in the business‌our business model is about innovation and how we can engage people to take stake in the company.â€? Goodfellow, who has been at the top spot with KDH since 2005 (and is currently chair of the Ontario Health Association’s Âżnance committee) has seen the hospital go through many changes, including a major renovation in 2009-2010 and helped facilitate the establishment of the Rideau Valley Health Services, a private clinic and urgent care centre in Barrhaven. KDH consistently ranks above the provincial average in terms of patient and employee satisfaction. “We’ve changed looking at the hospital as a place to be administered and looked at it as a business with can grow,â€?

Goodfellow said of the changes to the operation. “A big piece of what a hospital brings is economic development opportunity. It’s hard to sell houses without a hospital and my (hospital) board was quite clear, there’s a bigger job to do than administer a hospital. As a result, we’ve repositioned ourselves.â€? “We add $13 million in payroll to the town, so I think that’s useful economic development,â€? he continued, adding that the board picked a few market segments they believed they could dominate and decided to specialize. â€œâ€ŚOpening up the complex in Barrhaven was the Âżrst privately-operated family health care and urgent care clinic in the province.â€? Oosterhof has transformed his dairy operation from a 1970s style barn into a state-ofthe-art system which includes robotic milking machines and water beds on which his herd

lays. This past spring the work was completed, improving the lives of his 100-cow herd and increasing milk production to 33 litres per day, per cow. Fournier wondered if the big Âżnancial investment had paid off for his business. “We’re a dairy farm and family operation and very proud of that but to ensure it would continue to the next generation, we had to make some changes,â€? Oosterhof admitted. â€œâ€ŚIt provides a new environment for the next generation to work in and we built the barn to improve the lifestyle of the cows. Twenty-four hours a day they can milk anytime they want and feed anytime they want.â€? During the session, the panel also discussed how they measure success, the network of support needed to bring new innovation like this forward, as well as other challenges that go along with it.

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Ron Holman elected warden for United Counties

EMC News – Ron Holman, mayor of Rideau Lakes Township, has been elected warden for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville for 2013-2014. Holman was the only one to run for the position during the Dec. 12 inaugural council meeting. He is quite keen about the two years ahead, looking forward to sticking with a “cost control” theme. “Around the world in recent months many references have been made to ‘challenging ¿nancial times.’ I feel today the ¿nancial climate at all levels of government in Canada and probably more important, throughout the world, brings true meaning and concern to “challenging ¿nancial times,” he stated in his inaugural address. “Locally, when we translate this situation to how this impacts us, we only have to calculate where we are today and project what our needs will be tomorrow.” Today, however, he stated, the sources of revenue for municipal governments are limited. Pointing to residents as the primary source, through property taxes as well as user fees. He commented the population is aging and some have special needs, as well as ¿nancial limitations, while others have “faced employment adjustments which have negatively impacted their income.” Respecting these realities is important when analyzing budget and levy requirements, he said. While the population base has experienced vast changes affecting income levels, so have municipalities in terms of fewer grant opportunities and reduced funding through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). “The days of unexpected extraordinary grants, such as stimulus funding, Move Ontario grants and the sharing of provincial surpluses above an

established level, are, for the foreseeable future, just fond memories,” he commented. “I think back just a few short years ago, when grant funding was Àowing at its peak. We had real concerns at the municipal and county level if the extra grant dollars being made available could be spent in the time allotted – a nice problem at the time to have.” The county and municipality do receive “much appreciated” federal gas tax funds. Taking all of this into account, he emphasized “cost control” as a theme moving forward. He noted governments at all levels and councils will be re-evaluating their must haves, need to haves and nice to haves. Budget efforts have already begun for 2013, he said. “While we cannot overlook the nice and need to haves – funding the must haves is becoming more dif¿cult without predictable long term funding commitments,” Holman emphasized. Future costs of maintaining the counties infrastructure must also be considered, and make the “need for cost control very apparent.” Listing off some of that infrastructure, Holman denoted the 866 kilometres of paved roads, 85 bridges, 125 major pieces of equipment for the public works department, 667 social housing units and more. New budget impacts in future years are expected to come from source water pro-

Solicitor for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville (UCLG), John Simpson, smiles as he delivers the Oath of Allegiance to new UCLG warden Ron Holman, centre, as outgoing warden Mel Campbell looks on. The election took place during the Dec. 12 inaugural counties council meeting of the UCLG.

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EMC News – Hay East 2012 and Christmas Cheer, in conjunction with the Kemptville District Minor Hockey Association and the Kemptville 73’s held ‘Hay It’s Christmas,’ a celebrity charity hockey game Dec. 9

at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Above, the Ottawa Senators alumni, right, faced off against Chris Phillips’ ‘Big Rig’ celebrity media team for a fun game.


Teachers seek the right to negotiate DEAR EDITOR: Editor’s note: The following is an open letter sent to Dalton McGuinty and forwarded to the St. Lawrence EMC for publication. Dear Mr. McGuinty, As a teacher, I used to be able to run musicals and dance clubs at lunch time. My favourite club to run was a Yoga Club, where I would buy all the kids yoga mats, give away yoga CD’s, and also yoga bags with posters inside so students could practice their yoga poses at home. I spend thousands of dollars on resources because I love to. I can’t run a program that kids adore or do the things that I love because our voices need to be heard. We dread having to take these things away, but it is our last hope. Schools now seem lifeless and everyone is pitted against one another, as the “Putting Students First” bill has sucked the soul

out of teachers, students, and parents. This bill is not about putting students ¿rst, it is about ¿xing a de¿cit and paying for an all day Kindergarten program that we can not afford. Bill 115 does nothing more than symbolize deterioration in the democratic rights and freedoms that our people have struggled to obtain for generations. We want our real bargaining rights back, not some Minister of Education (who hasn’t spent a day in the classroom as an educator) telling us that either we accept her deal, or it will be imposed. It’s a slippery slope if we accept that type of “bargaining” process. Stop claiming this battle is over wages and sick days, we know it is time to tighten our belts.......we just want our right to sit down and negotiate fairly. Michelle Chatten, Kingston

EMC Editorial - In these ¿nal days before Christmas, remember those in need in the community. There are so many people who cannot afford gift giving, or to put a large meal on the table – as has been demonstrated by the growing demand seen by this year’s area Christmas campaigns. The Brockville Salvation Army kettle campaign runs until Dec. 24, with a goal of $75,000. Nearly two weeks ago the campaign hadn’t reached the half way mark. All funds raised stay in this community and help provide Christmas gifts, Christmas dinners, as well as practical support to individuals and families all year long. Donations are still being accepted at kettle locations throughout the area. Most of us can spare some pocket change. Remember those less fortunate when you’re out and about shopping and the sound of jingle bells from a volunteer at a kettle catches your ear. The Kinsmen Club of Prescott’s annual Spirit of Giving campaign was in much the same boat at last report. The campaign this year has seen 325 families registered – an astronomical number when on average the campaign would usually see between 260 and 270 families. As a result, costs are up signi¿cantly in order to ¿ll the baskets provided to each of those 325 families. Nonperishable food items, toys and cash were being collected and it was hoped by Dec. 21 they would have what they needed to ¿ll the baskets and be able to deliver them by Dec. 22. The baskets not only provide a toy for each child in a household, but also groceries, not just for a Christmas dinner, but also for the week of Christmas. Covering the area of Prescott to Cardinal to Spencerville and from North Augusta through to Maitland, and everywhere in between, no one is turned away who expresses a need, for the baskets. However all of those who register are cross checked with other local organizations that offer Christmas support, so there is no duplication. While Christmas is less than a week away, remember those who perhaps don’t have the ¿nancial means to put that turkey dinner on the table or gifts under the tree – take a moment and donate – pocket change, food items, cheques. The need is all around.

Mary’s Christmas surprise made her rethink her beliefs EMC Lifestyle - That Christmas I was a year older, and a lot wiser. I tried not to think of the past Christmas. The Christmas Eve when I found out there really wasn’t a Santa Claus. I had heard rustling downstairs in the middle of the night, and crept down the stairwell to see my sister eating the cookies I had left out for Santa, and the kitchen table covered with tissue paper, and gifts being wrapped...not by Santa, but by Father. It was the year Mother had to spend the holiday in the Renfrew hospital, and it was sad enough for me without discovering there really was no Santa after all. I told no one what I had seen. And I had kept the secret locked in my heart for the entire year. And so that Christmas, I tried to act excited. It would spoil it for everyone if they thought I no longer believed in Santa Claus. I was told to be good, or Santa would pass by our old log house in Northcote! Eat everything on your know Santa doesn’t like little girls who waste food! And so it went all those days before Christmas. And I kept my secret buried deep in my heart.

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Time and again Mother said money was scarcer than ever that year. Turkey Fair day hadn’t been as good as other years. The Depression was at its worse. But nonetheless, I was told to write my letter to Santa. My sister Audrey told me not to ask for anything that would be considered frivolous. “Remember, it isn’t only our family that is poor. Everyone in the entire world is poor,” Audrey said with conviction. “Santa won’t be able to bring everything you ask for, so be careful what you put in your letter,” she said. Little did my sister know that my belief in Santa had, a year ago, come to an end. And so pretending to be in deep concentration, I sat at the old pine table early in December and printed out my Christmas wishes in a letter to Santa.

I wanted long white stockings just like bad Marguirite wore, I asked for a wood pencil box like my little friend Joyce had. But what I wanted more than anything in the whole world, was a pair of store-bought shoes. I had running shoes for the summer, but in the winter I had to wear boys brown laced brogues. And Mother didn’t have to buy them. They came in the handme-down box Aunt Lizzie sent regularly from Regina. They were the ugliest shoes I had ever clapped eyes on. Decidedly boys, and when they arrived, they looked like they had hardly been on anyone’s feet. And how I hated them. But I was the only one the shoes would ¿t. They were much too small for any of my three brothers, and my sister Audrey, 11 years my senior, certainly couldn’t be expected to wear

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boys shoes to the Northcote School. And so I was the one to get the hateful shoes. And so that year, I put in my letter to Santa that I would be very grateful for a pair of store-bought girl’s shoes. And I underlined “girl’s” . I knew full well there was no Santa to read of my Christmas wish, but nonetheless I dutifully wrote the letter, which Mother would make a great pretence of mailing at Briscoe’s General Store. All the time I knew asking for something as costly as storebought shoes was an exercise in futility. I would be very lucky if I got a small toy from the Five and Dime Store in Renfrew. After all, hadn’t Mother warned us that it would be a lean Christmas that year? And as Christmas day drew near, I didn’t know the excitement of other years. Knowing what I did, took a lot of the joy out of the holiday for me. Of course, no one knew my feelings, having kept my secret for a year. Christmas morning chores had to be done, breakfasts eaten, and we had to be dressed for church before we could go to

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the tree. As had been the custom for the past few years, the tree was in the kitchen rather than in the small parlour that was as cold as an ice house in the winter. Under the tree was an array of presents wrapped in green or red tissue paper, and as usual Father took on the job of handing them out. There was a book for each of us. I have no idea where Mother got the money, but every Christmas and every birthday, we ¿ve children could count on getting a book. And there was a new bright red ball for my game of Jacks. And there wrapped in red paper was my ¿rst pair of long white stockings! I was so thrilled, I paid no attention to the box Father put at my knee. I had never had white stockings before, and I couldn’t wait until I could rip off the beige ribbed ones I had put on when I got dressed, because I would be wearing the white ones to church! Father nudged the box towards me, but I was too excited about the white stockings to pay it much heed. Imagine! White

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stockings! Finally, I opened the box beside me, and there inside was a brand new pair of store-bought shoes! Black leather, they were. No laces! Audrey said they were called pumps. I didn’t care what they were called. I had my very ¿rst pair of store bought shoes! Mother looked as pleased as I felt...almost as if she were looking at them for the very ¿rst time. I didn’t stop admiring my Christmas gifts long enough to wonder where the money came from for new stockings, and new shoes. I rubbed my hands over the soft leather in the pumps, and put the stockings up to my nose to smell their newness. And lost in the joy of these new treasures, treasures I had never owned before, I wondered, maybe I was wrong. Maybe there was a Santa Claus after all! May I take this opportunity to wish everyone the most wonderful of Christmases, and may all of you remember its true meaning, and rejoice with loved ones around you. Mary Cook

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LCSS holds successful shoe packing party for Operation Christmas Child EMC News – Lanark County Support Services (LCSS) in Almonte is happy to report that they held a successful shoe packing party. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity from their friends, family and community, they were able to pack and ship 101 boxes to children in the developing world through Operation Christmas Child (OCC). They also raised over $700 for shipping. On Nov. 16, they had more than 70 people join them for its OCC packing party. We even had a couple of residents from the Almonte area stop in just to drop off supplies for the boxes. They had a fun-¿lled afternoon of music, laughs and cookies. Throughout the day they focused on the impact of this project by watching some very powerful Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child videos showing the boxes being delivered around the world. After this year’s successful project, everyone is already talking about what they can achieve next year. LCSS’ focus on ‘giving

back’ continues throughout the month of December. Look for LCSS participants and staff in the coming weeks at a special giftwrapping table set up in the Heritage Court Mall. As a community service, we will be offering giftwrapping to shoppers. Any monetary donations we receive for this service will be put directly towards angel tree gifts for children in need from our community. Submitted by Leigh-Anne Giardino, supervisor, Lanark County Support Services, Almonte.

Lanark County Support Services recently held a shoe packing party for their Operation Christmas Child fundraiser. They successfully packed and shipped 101 boxes to children in the developing world. They also raised more than $700 for shipping. Left, Julie Irvine and Patrick Moulton helped pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child on Nov. 16. Submitted photo

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Flood defences in Comrie, Scotland strengthened sive damage to their residences is repaired. Led by Comrie Community Council, an immediate hue and cry rose in the village. Residents complained promised Àood mitigation work should have been undertaken earlier by the local authority – Perth and Kinross Council (county council) based in nearby Perth, Scotland. On Nov. 19, with the project still not approved, the second Àood occurred. The Ruchill again overÀowed as a result of downpours in the Scottish Highlands that added even more water to the already swollen river. This time the Àooding was much more extensive. Over 100 properties were affected, including the same ones inundated during the August incident. Fire brigades and police had to rescue 125 people trapped by the rapidly rising waters. Some people were just nicely back in their houses when the rain-induced torrent of water poured into their residences early on Nov. 19. They were forced out for the second time in less than three months. The recent incident was serious enough to warrant major national publicity. The BBC and large daily newspapers based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and London covered the situation extensively. Immediately following the

Nov. 19 disaster temporary Àood defences were undertaken with rain continuing and more Àash Àood warnings issued for central Scotland. Project approved The same week Perth and Kinross Council gave the goahead for a £1 million ($1.59 million CDN.) Àood mitigation project which is now underway in Comrie. A Nov. 27 report on BBCTV Scotland says engineers were commissioned to look into Comrie’s Àood defences after the Water of Ruchill overÀowed in August. “The works were due to be started at the end of the year, but were accelerated due to the Àooding last week,” a council of¿cial told the BBC. On Camp Road, the most heavily affected area of the village, a temporary sandbag Àoodwall will be left in place until the permanent solution for the street can be implemented. Coun. Alan Grant, the depute council leader, told the BBC, “We recognize the concerns people in Comrie have about the potential for any future Àooding incidents. “Therefore we have moved as quickly as possible to start work on the Àood alleviation measures approved last week. I am pleased that good progress is being made.” In an email to the EMC fol-

lowing the August Àood Andrew Finlayson, chairman of the volunteer Comrie Community Council, said “inadequate Àood prevention measures” were a major contributing factor. Finlayson and council have lobbied continuously ever since to have county council step-up the planned works. Their efforts intensi¿ed following the second incident last month. Meanwhile Perth and Kinross of¿cials are offering no guarantees the project will be a total ¿x. In a BBC-TV Scotland news clip posted on-line a public works supervisor commented on the planned water diversion scheme. He stopped well short when asked if the program will prevent future occurrences of this sort. “We’ve had unprecedented rainfall recently so there are no guarantees unfortunately,” the superintendent stated. Comrie residents who spoke to the EMC and exchanged emails with this newspaper recently point to the fact the village is extremely vulnerable. It lies at the conÀuence of three rivers. The largest, the River Earn, bisects the village. Its tributaries are the Water of Ruchill and the River Lednock. All have been swollen well beyond normal this year by record rainfalls. The problem river is the Ruchill, which is the focus


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of the current widening and deepening work. The relatively small, narrow watercourse was unable to handle the huge volume of water surging down from the Highlands during the downpours that occurred on Aug. 27 and Nov. 19. On both occasions the Ruchill burst its banks and water poured into the section of Comrie known as ‘Dalginross’ on the south side of the River Earn. The hardest hit streets in August were Barrack and Camp Roads along with Tay Avenue and Tay Place. On Nov. 19 the same general area was affected except even more properties (more

than 100 in total) were Àooded many seriously. As mentioned ¿re¿ghters and police had to rescue scores of people who were cut off and trapped by the Àoodwaters. Fortunately there were no serious injuries reported. As they did in August the ¿re brigades pumped out the hardest hit homes and streets. Community spirit Despite the huge impact of the disaster the spirit of villagers remains intact! Long-time resident Isobel McEwan is one of those who See FLOOD page 20

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EMC News – Work has begun on protection measures following the second serious Àood in the village of Comrie, Scotland in less than three months. More than 100 people had to be rescued by ¿re¿ghters and police when they became stranded after the Water of Ruchill burst its banks Nov. 19. It was the second such incident in 84 days. The year 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the twinning arrangement involving Carleton Place and the picturesque village of Comrie in the Strathearn district of Scotland’s famed Highlands. On Aug. 18 a four-member delegation from Carleton Place, including mayor Wendy LeBlanc, participated in 20th anniversary observances in the Scottish village. Just over a week later disaster struck the community of some 3,000 inhabitants. Scotland and much of the United Kingdom has been saturated by unusually heavy rain for much of the year. On Aug. 27 downpours caused the Ruchill, one of three rivers that converge on the community, to overÀow. More than 30 homes were inundated with some families forced to Àee as the water rose. Estimates at the time were that several homeowners (most are elderly) would be displaced for up to six months while exten-


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Angel tree program wraps up after another successful year EMC News – The Lanark County Child and Family Services and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Angel Tree Program is at year 27 and has seen the number of “angels,” children af¿liated with the Lanark County Child and Family Services, rise to more than 550. However, every single angel tag representing one of those children was picked up at a tree location and a gift purchased. Our community came through once again as they have every year! Lanark County Child and Family Services and the Lanark County OPP would like to thank all our Lanark County municipal of¿ces and the Pakenham library who have hosted angel trees as far back as the last 1980s and early 1990s. An additional thanks goes to our community partners who joined the program in more recent years. They are: Curves for Women in Perth and Almonte; Albany, Eaton and Lanark County Administration located in Perth; and the OPP East Region Headquarters and the OPP Provincial Communications Centre in Smiths Falls. Thanks also to the elementary schools and high schools that participated.

Many students pooled together money in their classrooms and then purchased gifts for an angel. The schools included: The Stewart School, St. John’s and Drummond Central elementary schools, as well as Notre Dame Catholic High School and St. John’s Catholic High School. The student participation was a welcome and overwhelming success. An added thanks goes to all the organizations, including the Montague Forget Me Not Seniors Club and Barnabe’s Independent Grocer who hosted a mitten tree, where numerous hand-knit items were donated to keep children warm. We couldn’t have managed transporting all the gifts from their locations without the assistance of Lanark County Crime Stoppers. They were instrumental with loaning their truck and trailer to assist with picking up the multitude of gifts. Last but not least, a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to retrieve an angel and purchase a gift. Due to your generosity, more than 550 children will have an extra special Christmas. Submitted by Constable Paige Whiting, OPP Angel Tree coordinator, Lanark County OPP.


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Build A Mountain of Food towers over 2011 success company to take us over 75,000 lbs,” Colton added. “Everything is up big time.” Last year’s total broke records when it came in at 54,000 lbs. Each location fundraiser brought in food that went directly to the food bank that serves that community. Colton hopes the work of the 2012 Build A Mountain of Food campaign will see shelves in area food banks ¿lled into the spring. “Everybody deserves to have something to eat,” he said. Individuals in Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Perth, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Westport, Elgin, Portland, Merrickville, Athens and Delta all bene¿ted from the annual food drive. Those who would like to make a contribution to the Build A Mountain of Food drive may still do so by dropping off non-perishable items to Hugh Colton at Town & Country Chrysler (Lombard Street, Smiths Falls).


Above, Tyler Akeson (left) and Jeffrey Carroll of the Smiths Falls Bears volunteered some time Nov. 24 in Smiths Falls to load bags of donated food for the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank with Hugh Colton, founder of Build A Mountain of Food. Right, Donors of all ages contributed to this year’s overwhelming success of the Build A Mountain of Food campaign across Lanark and Leeds. The above image was taken during the Nov. 24 drive in Smiths Falls. The food drive raised $28,631 in cash and 72,130 lbs of food.

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EMC Entertainment – Seeing The Hobbit brought to the big screen means another chance to visit the world of Middle Earth. A world lovingly created by the words of Tolkien, and magically brought to life by the vision of Peter Jackson. Part of me couldn’t wait to go back, and yet another part of me is wondering how you turn a 300-page book into a trilogy. The Hobbit takes place 60

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emailed the EMC to ¿ll us in on developments. “Once again Comrie has shown what a wonderful community it is,” she said on Nov. 20. “The emergency services were here in minutes. I dread to think what would have happened if there had been a ¿re anywhere as I think every ¿re engine in Scotland was here. I know that they came from as far away as Edinburgh.” The Scottish capital is more than an hour away by road from Comrie. McEwan’s home on Tay

years before the events in The Lord of the Rings. It’s the story of Bilbo (Martin Freeman) who goes on a quest with a company of dwarves seeking a lost treasure, and attempting to reclaim their ancestral home from the evil dragon Smaug. They’re led by the ¿erce dwarven warrior Thorin Oakenshield (Martin Freeman), and enigmatic Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen). Along the way they encounter trolls, are chased by orcs, have to ¿ght their way through goblins, and Bilbo encounters Gollum (Andy Serkis) and his precious ring. It’s a perilous journey that the timid Bilbo seems ill equipped for. Yet hobbits have a strength and courage that few other races,

including themselves, give them credit for. The Hobbit is a surreal visual experience. All of Middle Earth is created with such Àawless detail it’s as if Peter Jackson traveled there to ¿lm his movie. It’s a work of astonishing beauty. The cast is perfect. There’s no other word for them. Once again it’s as if they’ve stepped from the pages of the book. The company of dwarves

played by Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aiden Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, and Adam Brown are outstanding. You won’t ¿nd a better company of dwarvish warriors anywhere. Martin Freeman plays the young Bilbo Baggins. I loved his performance. He is everything I imagine Bilbo to be.

Ave. just missed being inundated in August. This time the waters rose so quickly that her basement was Àooded. Her neighbor quickly pumped it out, minimizing damage. She considers herself “very fortunate” because her living space was not impacted. Comrie councillor Sandra McRitchie also credits the emergency services for their early response. She too praised the community for coming together to help those displaced by the Àooding. “A brigade of volunteers have been down at the White Church (community centre)

providing those affected, as well as volunteers and the emergency services with hot food, tea and even a wee dram,” she said. “The local shops have donated food and the women are busy peeling potatoes. Comrie’s community spirit shines again,” she added two days after the November Àood. Amanda Lees is a Girl Guide leader in Comrie. Her experience paid off during the most recent Àooding. “Yesterday was manic,” she wrote the EMC on Nov. 20. “I spent seven hours running after all the emergency service staff

feeding them and chatting with them. Gotta use my Guiding spirit in a situation like that. But boy, do my feet hurt today!” McEwan summed up the situation well in two separate communications. The Carleton Place Sister City Committee, which oversees the twinning relationship with Comrie locally, donated $500 to the Àood relief fund established in the wake of the August Àooding. Recently, the Carleton Place in Bloom Committee voted to donate $200 to Comrie Àood relief. Submitted by Jeff Maguire.


No one but Ian McKellen could be Gandalf. He returns to the role in all his brilliance. He gives Gandalf that necessary sense of humor and mischief with equal parts power and wisdom. Richard Armitage is fantastic as Thorin. The ¿erce dwarf prince has never been more heroic. Of course it wouldn’t be The Hobbit without riddles in the dark. Andy Serkis will forever be Gollum. He has the uncanny ability to make Gollum both terrifying and pitiful. The one question I have is

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CP Holiday Train receives Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award EMC News – The CPR is proud to announce that the CP Holiday Train was recently awarded the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award. “These awards recognize volunteers – including individuals, businesses and organizations – who are making exceptional contributions to the well-being of families and communities across our country,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “It is a privilege to honour today’s remarkable award recipients who, through their tireless efforts and innovative partnerships, are making Canada a better place to live.” The $5,000 grant given to the Holiday Train will be donated to Food Banks Canada.

The formal presentation took place on Dec. 14 when 17 Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recipients were honoured by the Prime Minister at a ceremony held in Ottawa. The best solutions to the challenges facing Canada’s communities are often found locally. For this reason, in January 2011, the Prime Minister announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards to recognize the enormous contribution volunteers make to Canada. The Government of Canada also expressed its interest in looking to innovative charities and forward-thinking private-sector companies to partner on new approaches to

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Mississippi Valley Conservation plants another 85,000 trees this year tree planting, forest management and shoreline stewardship in the Mississippi Valley watershed, contact Brian Anderson at banderson@mvc. or 613-259-2421 ext. 228 or visit stewardship. Submitted by Mississippi Valley Conservation.

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The Mississippi Valley Conservation advisory services program includes tree planting, as well as individual landowner stewardship, and outreach and education programs. Above, coordinator Brian Anderson, right, talks with forestry students from Norway, Finland and Sweden about local pine plantations earlier this year. that cooperative tree planting programs allow for multiple sites to be planted at a fraction of the cost. Along with supporting the joint tree planting initiative, Anderson, a 30-year veteran of the Ministry of Natural Resources forestry program, has expanded the Mississippi Val-

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EMC News – The purpose of the study is to examine women’s use of health insurance in relation to breast cancer care in the province of Ontario and the state of New York. This study focuses on the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in Ontario and St. Lawrence County in New York. Through learning about women’s health insurance experiences in these two jurisdictions, this study explores the consequences of health insurance policy for women with breast cancer. In the Ontario portion of this study women are being sought for an interview who: • Have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the last ¿ve years • Live in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville • Have used OHIP or private health insurance or no

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EMC News – Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) has planted trees throughout the watershed for many years as part of its watershed management program. Restoration, rehabilitation and enhancement planting projects help keep the water and the watershed a healthy strong environment. Working in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the City of Ottawa and Trees Ontario, 85,000 trees were planted in the Mississippi Valley in 2012. “We are fortunate in the Mississippi Valley to have a healthy forest cover for most of the western region, from Mazinaw Lake to Lanark Highlands. With rapid expansion of our rural municipalities and the City of Ottawa, ongoing tree planting is essential to keep the forests intact,â€? says MVC advisory services coordinator Brian Anderson. The planting of trees provides many beneÂżts to the watershed. Replanting inland and shoreline sites enhances habitat and biodiversity, and trees are natural air Âżlters too. Along the shore, hearty trees and shrubs provide erosion and wind control. “Healthy productive forests are part of our identity as a region and important to landowners and visitors of the area,â€? says Anderson, adding



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The real price of cheap parts and the AG sniffs out emissions testing troubles priced units from their carmakers that carry the same warranty as OEM parts (and often the same quality) but at a lower price. National and regional chain parts stores can access a variety of parts from national brands down to bargain basement components commonly referred to as ‘white-box’ parts due to their lack of a recognizable label. Front or rear wheel hub/ bearing assemblies can be quite pricey running from $250 to over $500 each for many vehicles but as with most things in life: you get what you pay for. I’ve had some experience with some cheaper white-box bearings that cost less than $100 when the OEM or national brand cousin was well over $300. When these lowcost units were installed they seldom lasted a few months before they became noisy. No matter how much money you save a customer, they are seldom happy with the deal if they have to return in a short time to get the same repair done over again. My advice on this type of repair is to stick to name brands with a reputable warranty that covers both parts and labour for at least one year or 20,000 km. Look for makers such as AC Delco, Timken, SKF from aftermarket shops or OEM parts or their competitively priced units from dealerships. The Auditor General for Ontario recently released a

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report on several provincial departments and the auto emission testing system known as Drive Clean was one of them. The purpose of the review was to determine if Ontario taxpayers and vehicle owners are getting value for the money they spend on emission testing and if the environment is getting enough improvement to warrant the costs of the program. The numbers of consumers that actually look forward to taking their vehicle in for emission testing are probably equal to those that enjoy root canal treatment. The Drive Clean system has had its share of detractors over the years and from the Auditor General’s (AG) of¿ce point of view there is room for improvement. First Ontario certainly isn’t alone inasmuch as there are 30 jurisdictions in North American that require regular vehicle emission testing. Interestingly enough that number is shrinking. Five U.S. states have ended their emission testing programs; one has announced it will shut down its system next year, and British Columbia will end its testing in 2014. Only Quebec seems to be

bucking the trend by planning to bring testing to that province at the end of 2013. Those areas that have ended their programs have done so because of vehicle emission reductions due to improved new vehicle design and build quality, better fuels, more consumer voluntary compliance, and the reduction in the number of older, more polluting vehicles on their roads. Ontario’s AG review found that more than 75 per cent of the total emissions reductions for light-duty vehicles from 1999 to 2010 can be attributed to factors other than the Drive Clean program. The AG also took the Ontario Ministries of Transportation and the Environment to task for some glaring examples of questionable practices in emission test avoidance. Vehicles registered to farmers are exempt from emission testing and only a check-mark on a form is all that’s required to identify a vehicle as a farm transport. From 1998 to 2010 the number of farm vehicles on the MTO’s database increased by 90 per cent whereas the number of farms in the province decreased by around 15 per

cent. The AG also took Drive Clean to task for the number of conditional passes it handed out. A conditional pass is provided if a vehicle fails and the estimated cost of any single repair to ¿x it is over $450 or if a lower cost repair is completed that still doesn’t improve the vehicle to a pass state. In 2011, 18,000 such conditional passes were issued and seven per cent of the vehicles had no repair work done and of the remainder that did, the average cost was $255. For those vehicles that were repaired, half of them registered higher readings on one of the measured emissions after the work was done, and 25 per cent registered higher on all three tailpipe gas measurements. The AG believes that the new method of emission testing that will start in 2013 will reduce some of these errors. The new system will involve connecting the vehicle’s onboard computer to the testing station’s computer (for model years 1998 and newer) and relying on the auto’s internal diagnostic system to pinpoint any emission related fault and the appropriate repair. Unfortunately the AG failed to realize that even with more modern vehicle control computers and diagnostic systems; there are still multiple repair possibilities to just about every trouble code in the book. For those that always thought Drive Clean was a

cash-grab, the AG’s report might bring a nod of agreement. The system was always intended to be revenue neutral and seemed to be working that way until recently. In fact it just achieved break-even status in the 2010/11 ¿scal year but the 2011/12 season is expected to bring an $11 million surplus and according to a 1998 Supreme Court of Canada decision, that’s a no-no for a user-fee system. The Ontario government says it is considering options to bring the system back into compliance. If you’d like to check out the entire AG report log onto www.auditor. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@ or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). And please accept my best wishes and hopes for a very Merry Christmas and please drive safely and bring your family and loved ones the best gift ever: you arriving home, safe and sound. Yours in service, Brian Turner


EMC Lifestyles – “Hello Brian, After taking my ‘01 Malibu with 221,000 km, into the shop for an oil change I realize that I may have been giving auto engineers too much credit all these years. The technician reported that my intake manifold gasket is leaking, externally only at the moment, but I should keep track of it. That reminds me that the 3.1L V6 was re-built, under warranty, and the new/improved gasket was installed at about 40,000Km. Also, I’ve replaced three front wheel hubs w/ABS sensor. And I was talking to a friend this past weekend that has a 2005 Toyota Highlander with about the same mileage and he just changed his sixth rear wheel bearing! He does drive country roads to get to his cottage but he never goes offroading. Am I just expecting too much or are these examples just ‘outliers’ to the norm?” Lorne Facey Hard to say about your intake, but any engine gasket that has lasted over 10 years and 181,000 km really doesn’t owe you much. I can give you some direction on hub/bearing assemblies. As with most common repair parts on popular vehicles, there are often many choices when it comes to part suppliers. Dealerships have original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and sometimes competitively

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ETFO Upper Canada Locals stage one-day strike today EMC News – Upper Canada public elementary teachers and occasional teachers will stage a one-day strike today (Thursday, Dec. 20) to continue sending the government a message that Bill 115 is severely impeding local collective bargaining. “To date, the education minister has yet to do any-

thing to assist local school boards in pursuing fair and respectful negotiations with our members,� said Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). “She can end the chaos she has created by repealing Bill 115 and letting local bargaining proceed without

interference.� “Given the rigid parameters of Bill 115, the minister has left us no other option but to send her a message via strike action,� said Marg Merpaw, president of Upper Canada Teacher Local. “We are calling on the Minister to restore local autonomy and stop destroying a bargaining

process that has worked for decades.� “It is unconscionable that a government would use a draconian law like Bill 115 to sweep away the democratic rights of our members,� added Diane Dewing, president of Upper Canada Occasional Teacher Local. “Right from the start, the minister took a

‘take it or leave it approach’ to talks. That’s not bargaining, that’s an abuse of power that all Ontarians should be concerned about.� During a vote on Oct. 4, the locals received overwhelming mandates for strike action from their members. The locals moved into a legal strike position on

Dec. 13. Prior to that, they received no board reports through the conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour to resolve their bargaining impasse with Upper Canada District School Board. Submitted by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

UCDSB schools to remain open today as teachers hold one-day strike eration of Ontario (ETFO) holds a one-day strike. The Upper Canada Local of ETFO announced this morning that it will hold the strike, meaning picket

lines will be set up outside some schools in our jurisdiction, said David K. Thomas, director of education for UCDSB. “I wish to remind parents

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tection issues, future OPP costs and other avenues. “Adjusting to these new developments will be a daunting challenge,� he explained. However, he went on to note, “We must respect these growing realities in our budget and levy requirements. Let’s work together to keep Leeds and Grenville at the forefront of innovation, while keeping it affordable for our residents.� Congratulating Holman for taking on the challenge of warden, in the audience that day, were special guests, Senator Bob Runciman, Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, Brockville mayor David Henderson, mayor of Gananoque Erika Demchuk and Brett Todd, mayor of Prescott. The council chamber gallery was also full; many from Rideau Lakes Township attended the meeting in support of Holman’s bid for the seat of warden.

that all of our schools will remain open and all of our buses will be running during the strike,â€? said Thomas. “We ask that parents Âżnd alternate daycare for their chil-

Runciman, Brown and Clark all paid tribute to outgoing warden Mel Campbell, who served his two-year term at the same time as he represented the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville on the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus, as chair. They all also congratulated Holman in winning the seat. This job is not new to Holman, he served as warden in 2006, but at that time terms were only oneyear in length. In 2010 he became a representative with the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) Rural Caucus, positions he continues to hold today. Henderson echoed Holman’s sentiments with regards to “current challenges in our economy,â€? and reiterated the need to work together. Todd also repeated that feeling, and to incoming warden Holman, said, “The chain (of ofÂżce) is on the right shoulders.â€?

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dren if possible, but for parents unable to do so, schools will remain open Thursday for our students.� Students will be congregated in central areas of our schools such as gymnasiums. Students will be safely supervised, but regular programming will not be offered. Parents are reminded to let the Board know if their children will be at school on Thursday during the strike so principals can plan for supervision. They are asked to “pre-register� their children by submitting the spe-

cial form that went home last week to let principals know if their children will be attending that day. Parents can also phone their school, email their principal, or contact their child’s school through school Facebook sites to advise the principal. For further information, please contact your local school and visit our Students First Always! website for further information – www. students¿ Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Nominations open for volunteer service awards EMC News – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is urging organizations and municipalities in the riding to take the time over the next month to nominate their hardworking volunteers for the annual Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. “Across Leeds and Grenville there are hundreds of groups whose hard-working volunteers deserve this recognition and a moment in the spotlight,â€? said Clark. “When the awards are handed out next year, I hope we have more Leeds-Grenville honourees than ever before.â€? Clark noted the awards give a well-deserved pat on the back to volunteers and inspire others to follow the example set by those who give so freely of their time to volunteer. The awards will be presented to local recipients during ceremonies in Ottawa, Kingston and Cornwall in June. Clark has attended the Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies since 2010 to personally present them to people from across the riding. “I look forward to attending this event every year. It is humbling to be in the presence of so many who have given so much to improve the quality of life for everyone in Leeds-Grenville,â€? said Clark. “It’s a great celebration of active citizenship and I’m hoping to meet many more deserving volunteers at next summer’s ceremonies.â€? Since its inception in 1986, more than 150,000 volunteers have been recognized through the Volunteer Service Awards program. The awards recognize youth volunteers who have two or more consecutive years of service to an organization and adult volunteers with Âżve or more straight years of contributing to their community. Recipients are nominated by their organization – which can include not-for-proÂżts, sports organizations, boards and commissions, businesses, schools, municipalities and long-term care homes and hospitals. The deadline to submit nominations

is Jan. 25. Nominations can be made online or the forms are available to download by clicking to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website at Forms can also be picked up at MPP Clark’s constituency of¿ce located at 100 Strowger Blvd., Suite 101 in Brockville.

tactile and auditory aids to help with daily tasks like making coffee and doing laundry. Van Liempt said when TELCI was founded it was the only organization that offered services for clients with developmental disabilities and visual impairments, but now there are nine organizations in Ottawa capable of Âżlling the void. Funding not sufÂżcient Nolan said that lack of communication from the administration has left staff and clients feeling blindsided by the closure. “Relative strangers came into the clients’ homes and told them they would have to move,â€? she said. “They are not dealing with it well at all. We are seeing some anxiety and behaviour problems because of it.â€? Nolan said if staff and clients had been made aware of the dire nature of the situation earlier they may have been able to drum up support with grants or other funding sources. She said the government, in the form of the Ministry of Community and Social Services, should answer for the lack of funding. “Let Minister of Community and Social Services John Milloy step up to the plate and prove that we care for our most vulnerable people,â€? she said. Van Liempt said the board has been communicating the

situation to families over the last 18 months. An independent review of the organization completed last February said the funding hasn’t been sufÂżcient to support a management structure that could keep up with TELCI’s needs. “The result has been high stress and turnover in the executive director position,â€? Van Liempt said. The organization has had eight executive directors in the last 10 years and the program manager – who was working only about 80 per cent of fulltime hours – was in charge of 40 to 50 staff. Van Liempt blamed the closure in part on funding shortfalls and on obligations to meet pay equity over the last three years. He said it prompted the decision to attempt to amalgamate TELCI with another service organization. The ministry issued an expression of interest in June. There were no takers by the August deadline. “Part of the feedback received from agencies was that TELCI’s collective agreement provisions and accumulated unfunded liabilities were a barrier,â€? Van Liempt wrote in a letter sent out to clients, their families and TELCI staff on Dec. 4. TELCI clients are served by funding from the ministry and Van Liempt added there is no risk residents will lose their

services. There is no deadline for closure of the organization and the letter to clients said it will close only when supports are in place. “Some TELCI staff received two-day training from the Canadian Institute for the Blind, which is available to any individual or agency,� Van Liempt said. Nolan said the expertise of the staff goes beyond any twoday training course and worries about the clients’ future care. “Some of them are getting older and have lived with the same group of people since they were in the ward at the Rideau Regional facility in Smiths Falls,� she said. “A lot of them have no biological family. This is the only family

they have ever known.â€? Nolan said she isn’t worried about the staff that will be out of work because they are highly skilled and will be able to Âżnd something else. “That has become secondary over our concern for the clients,â€? she said. Van Liempt said residents were to be individually assessed beginning Dec. 10. “Many residents have formed close bonds with each other and they will also be asked if they would like to continue living together,â€? he said. “Like anyone that has lived together for 20 years, there are some residents that will want to continue and some that have already expressed a desire to live elsewhere.â€?



EMC News – A Nepeanbased charity that supports adults with developmental disabilities and visual impairments, some of whom were residents of the former Rideau Regional Centre near Smiths Falls, will have to shut its doors. “This has been a really difÂżcult time for us,â€? said Sean Van Liempt, the chair of the organization’s board of director. “If we could have found a funding source that was sustainable we would have continued, but this was the best alternative.â€? The closure will mean a new chapter in the lives of the charity’s 20 high-needs clients – many of whom have been living together for decades. TELCI – which is short for Therapeutic and Educational

Living Centres Inc. – announced on Dec. 6 they would no longer be able to operate homes for their clients due to funding shortfalls. TELCI’s Âżrst residences opened in 1981. It now operates three group homes and two apartments on Meadowlands Drive in Nepean. With the closure, residential counselor Joyce Nolan worries what will become of her charges. Van Liempt said there is no risk that residents will lose their services, but Nolan disagrees. “This is the only organization of its kind in eastern Ontario,â€? she said. “There are group homes for people with developmental disabilities, but those clients are sighted.â€? Nolan said placing TELCI clients in those kinds of homes could place them at risk. In their existing homes there are

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Commercial Christmas is an important reality BY JEFF MAGUIRE

per cent of their annual business at this time of year. It has become absolutely vital for so many ¿rms. Those people who don’t want to get onto the commercial merry-go-round don’t have to. But fortunately huge numbers do. If they didn’t our economy would de¿nitely take a massive hit. And that is something we don’t need, especially right now. So if you are opposed to the commercial side of the holiday season, consider the many positives that spring from Christmas/New Year. It is likely that your own family, friends or neighbours are impacted positively by it. There isn’t much that doesn’t bene¿t from the considerable ¿nancial impact of the Christmas/New Year period. Virtually every retail business from big box stores to convenience outlets and small independent ¿rms depend on the holiday season if they are going to be successful. Most retailers wouldn’t survive without the revenues accrued at the end of the calendar year. Restaurants and pubs set their sights on the holiday season too because there are so many bookings, large and small, made as a direct result. This is Christmas party season and every business related to the food and entertainment industry wants their slice of the considerable holiday ¿nancial pie. New Year’s Eve results in another economic bonanza. Transportation ¿rms including local taxis and even the public transit system experience a considerable business bump from October through to

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CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR’S BLUE BOX RECYCLING SCHEDULE There will be NO Blue Box recycling collection on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Collection for this area will be delayed until Wednesday, December 26 (Boxing Day). Collection days will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week with Friday collection areas delayed until Saturday, December 29, 2012. There will be NO Blue Box Receycling colletion on New Years Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013.Collection for this area will be delayed until Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Collection days will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week with Friday collection areas delayed until Saturday, Jnuary 5, 2013.




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Economic impact On the other hand there is no denying how important Christmas and New Year are to the national economy. The television commercial blitz begins in early October and it goes nonstop until Christmas, along with extensive newspaper, Àyer and radio advertising. Not to mention the now dramatic online advertising blitz. On Jan. 2 New Year sales begin as retailers reduce prices in an effort to divest themselves of what is left in the Christmas inventory. It is fair to say that Christmas drives the national economy. Some retailers, especially the biggest players, do up to 75


early January, simply because so many people are trying to get to and from stores and restaurants. If you are focused on the true meaning of Christmas, but oppose holiday commercialism consider the positive impact this season has on your church and all Christian denominations. Many adherents, who are not regular church goers, wouldn’t miss Christmas services. Therefore churches bene¿t ¿nancially because more people are in the pews when the collection plate or envelopes are passed around. I realize the commercial aspect of Christmas/New Year is well over the top. There’s no question about that. However, there is a positive spinoff that is simply too signi¿cant to ignore. It is very important to the local, regional and national economy. The good news is that freedom of choice means those who are offended by commercialism have options. You don’t


of Dec. 25 are being pushed deeper and deeper into the background. There is a counter argument of course and it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. That position is that no one is forced to take part in the commercial side of the busy Christmas/New Year season. And there are obviously many people out there who don’t. In the cultural mosaic that is the Canada of today there are many religions and countless people with different beliefs. Therefore a Christian holiday isn’t even on their calendars. The reality is that gift giving isn’t a tradition for many and not everyone participates in annual Christmas events such as company parties. This is a democratic country and in the end it comes down to personal choice. As for the millions in Canada who do look forward to Christmas and celebrate the holiday season with gusto, it is prudent to establish limits for yourselves. Money makes the world go around. But you don’t want to end up with a Christmas hangover caused by overspending. More and more people are wisely choosing to set a budget for holiday spending.


EMC Lifestyle – I can’t give it the proper Brooklyn (New York City) pronunciation in a written column obviously. But if you enjoy watching the classic 1947 ¿lm ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’ as we do every Christmas, you will undoubtedly recall the scene involving Kris Kringle (the incomparable Edmund Gwenn) and Macy’s department store janitor Alfred, played by Alvin Greenman. Alfred laments that “commoshilism” (commercialism) is ruining Christmas. He very thoughtfully observes “there is a lot of bad ism’s Àoating around this woild (world) and one of the worst is commoshilism. “Make a buck! Even in Brooklyn it’s the same – don’t care what Christmas stands for, just make a buck, make a buck,” he adds, shaking his head sadly. I understand Alfred’s lament. The original Miracle on 34th Street was released on May 2, 1947. In the 65 years since, commercialism has become much more rampant. Every Christmas countless people complain that it is “ruining the holiday season.” I heard the same topic discussed during a recent radio talk show as the current Christmas season moves toward its climax on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Or is the climax on Dec. 26? In Canada, at least, the commercial side of Christmas is even more dramatic on Boxing Day. Now Canadians have joined the “Black Friday” shopping spasm that traditionally follows Thanksgiving in the United States, on the fourth Friday in November. There are some who feel the name is ironic. Black Friday indeed! Amid all of this there is no question the true meaning of Christmas takes a beating. Given the trend, the birth of Jesus Christ and the religious roots


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Giant Tiger stores give to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County EMC News - Giant Tiger has one again provided a huge boost to the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County to provide quality mentoring programs for the children of Lanark County. The Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three stores located in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place gave a generous donation of $5, 000 plus an additional $1, 000 in gift cards to help Big Brothers Big Sisters deliver its mentoring programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County provides a variety of mentoring programs including In School Mentoring, Go Girls, Game

On, Clowning Around and an After School Program. These mentoring programs help children develop increased self esteem, increased self conÂżdence, increased attendance in school and to understand the beneÂżts of an active and health life style. Over the past year these mentoring programs have impacted the lives of over 350 children in Lanark County. The generous donation from Giant Tiger will assist Big Brothers Big Sisters to continue to grow our programs to meet the needs of the county.

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Volunteer through Wheels of Hope to spread holiday joy Canadian Cancer Society


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can't be in it for the money. He recommended the service to a man in Smiths Falls, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You've got the time, the community's been good to you, why not give back to the community?â&#x20AC;? Fisher welcomes questions about the volunteer-driver program. He often takes part in buddy rides, helping new volunteers get used to the routes and giving them tips about the best parking spots. Anyone who would like to know more about being a volunteer driver can call Fisher at 613-264-2584. The Lanark, Leeds and Grenville unit of the Canadian Cancer Society runs the local program.

The program cost over $95,000 last year. If you would like to help

get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments you can donate to the Wheels of

Hope program at or by calling 613267-1058 or 1-800-367-2913.


Wheels of Hope The Wheels of Hope campaign raises money for the transportation program, which helps more than 1,000 clients in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville through the local unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year, the society's 79 volunteer drivers drove 318,212 kilometres, which each trip costing an average of just more than $60 due to the long distances travelled in eastern Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society averages 24 new clients each month using the transportation program. The average cancer treatment lasts seven weeks, with a minimum of 14 trips.

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EMC News - You're retired and looking for something to Âżll your time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and maybe you would like to give back to the society that has given to you at the same time. That was Rick Fisher's situation six years ago. The Pertharea resident had retired, and his wife mentioned that she had an acquaintance who was a volunteer driver with the Canadian Cancer Society's transportation program. The cancer society needed volunteers, both in Perth and in Smiths Falls. Fisher offered his services to the short-staffed program, and even though he has begun to work again in Smiths Falls, he continues to drive when he can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found it very fulÂżlling,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people that you drive are very appreciative.â&#x20AC;? He said that one older woman, who was living in a seniors' residence with no one to take her to appointments, pointed him out one day when he came to pick her up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She said, 'Here comes my hero,'â&#x20AC;? Fisher remembered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never thought of myself that way before.â&#x20AC;? He said the gift of time is the best gift anyone can give, retired or not. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best gift you can give anybody in your life is the gift of your life,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's a lot more pertinent, especially

when they're in need.â&#x20AC;? He added that the gift is not only for the client. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That inner feeling is hard to explain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it's so nice,â&#x20AC;? he stressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I was not expecting was the appreciation. People are very appreciative.â&#x20AC;? Because Fisher works at London Life in Smiths Falls, he can't take on as many drives as in the past. Still, he helps promote the transportation service in interviews and at special events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My real love is for the Canadian Cancer Society,â&#x20AC;? he said. He plans to drive more over the December holidays, when some volunteers have family commitments and can't take clients to their appointments in Ottawa or Kingston hospitals. He has driven everyone from a young girl to a man who was 99 years old. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's the life experience,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was one chap I got very close to, who was a Second World War vet.â&#x20AC;? Fisher learned that he had been shot at while in a foxhole, and in the process, discovered an ancient Roman coin. Those stories, and getting to know everyone he drives to cancer appointments, make it all worthwhile. Volunteer drivers with the Canadian Cancer Society are paid a small amount for mileage, but Fisher stressed they



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Prepare garden tools for winter By DALE ODORIZZI


EMC Lifestyle – As the days of working outside in your garden draw to a close, it is time to put away your garden tools properly for the winter. Doing so can add years to the life of your garden equipment. Your tools will be protected from rust and wear and they will be ready to go the moment spring fever hits next year. Scrape any excess mud or dirt from the tool. You can use a stick to knock off large pieces and a wire brush for tougher spots. If soil is really caked on, you may need to leave the toll soaking in a bucket of water for a few minutes before moving on to the next step. Wipe the tool off with an old rag and let it dry thoroughly. Once it has dried, remove any rust by rubbing it vigor-

ously with a small piece of steel wool. Be sure to wear gloves for this step. After removing all rust, sharpen the tool, if it has a sharp edge. This includes shovels, edgers and pruners. Condition wooden handles by sanding any rough or splintery portions with sandpaper. You can rub the wooden handles with linseed oil. Be careful with how you dispose of your rags after doing this as linseed oil can be very Àammable. Spray metal parts with penetrating lubricating oil to protect them from rust. Another approach to lubricating your tools is to ¿ll a bucket or container with clean sand. Mix in a litre of cooking oil. You can use used cooking oil. Plunge

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the metal part of your tools into the sand two or three times. Some people leave their tools in this bucket of sand. If you read about using sand and oil, you may ¿nd that older sources tell you to use motor oil. Motor oil is now treated much more carefully and should not be used for this. You can also use your sand/ oil bucket throughout the growing season to keep your tools well lubricated. The oil lubricates the tool and when you wash it off after using, all the dirt and muck simply slides off. Store your tools in a dry spot. Avoid leaving tools on the Àoor of your garage or any other places likely to get damp in winter.


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McGuinty ranked eighth out of 10 premiers for managing provincial finances British Columbia’s Christy Clark was fourth (60.8). The report measures the ¿scal performance of 10 Canadian premiers relative to each other (eight current and two former) during their time in of¿ce up to the 2011/12 ¿scal year. Each premier received an overall score (out of 100) and rank (out of 10) based on their performance on three components of ¿scal policy: government spending, taxes, and debt and de¿cits. Government Spending: A large body of academic research shows that excessive increases to government spending can hinder an economy’s performance. McGuinty ranked ninth overall on the government spending component with a score of 12.3 out of 100. New Brunswick’s Alward was ¿rst on this measure with a score of 88.5. While in of¿ce, McGuinty increased program spending by an average of 6.1 per cent annually – nearly twice the combined rate of inÀation and population growth (3.1 per cent) and well over Ontario’s annual economic growth rate (3.6 per cent). “Premier McGuinty resorted to a combination of tax hikes and increased debt to ¿nance large spending increases. This inability to prudently manage government spending was his major failing,” Lammam said. Taxes Tax rates and the structure of the tax system have a signi¿cant impact on incentives that inÀuence whether businesses and individuals engage in productive economic activity. McGuinty fared better on tax policy, ranking ¿fth

overall with a score of 54.8, one of only ¿ve premiers to score above 50.0. Alward again topped the rankings with 87.6 out of 100. “Premier McGuinty increased several taxes shortly after coming to power in 2003 but reversed course in 2009 when he announced several tax reforms,” Lammam said. “Unfortunately, earlier this year he indicated that Ontario will not follow through on plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 10 per cent by 2013, a plan that would have improved the

provincial investment climate.” Debt and de¿cits Debts and de¿cits are a critical aspect of ¿scal performance because annual de¿cits increase the overall level of government debt, requiring more tax dollars to be spent on interest costs and less on public services and tax relief. McGuinty scored 19.7 out of 100 on the debt and de¿cit measure, ranking him ninth overall. Newfoundland’s Dunderdale and Saskatchewan’s Wall tied for

¿rst, each scoring a perfect 100 for averaging a budget surplus during their tenure and reducing the share of government debt in the provincial economy. McGuinty, on the other hand, averaged a de¿cit over his tenure and increased Ontario’s debt to 36.0 per cent of the economy in 2011/12 from 28.2 per cent in 2003/04. A $14.4 billion deficit is planned for 2012/13 with de¿cits expected to continue until 2017/18. “Ongoing de¿cits and increased government debt will be a drag on economic

growth and add to the burden of repayment for Ontario’s next generation,” Lammam said. “Since we began measuring the ¿scal performance of Canadian premiers, Premier McGuinty has consistently been ranked among the bottom three. Now with Premier McGuinty stepping down, his successor has an opportunity to better manage provincial ¿nances and set the foundation for a stronger Ontario economy,” he continued. Submitted by the Fraser Institute.



EMC News – Outgoing Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has one of the worst records among Canadian premiers for managing provincial ¿nances, according to a new analysis of the ¿scal records of 10 Canadian premiers, released recently by the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. But with Premier McGuinty poised to step down, whoever succeeds him has an opportunity to break from past ¿scal policies and focus efforts on improving the management of Ontario’s ¿nances, says Charles Lammam, Fraser Institute economist and co-author of Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers 2012 (download full report: http://www.fraserinstitute. org/research-news/display. aspx?id=19049). “Research shows sound ¿scal policy is a key determinant of a province’s longterm economic success. Unfortunately, when Premier McGuinty leaves of¿ce, he will have left a legacy of poor ¿scal management in comparison to the records of other Canadian premiers,” Lammam said. Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers 2012 ranks McGuinty eighth overall with a score of 28.9 out of 100. Only Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island (23.5 out of 100) and Greg Selinger of Manitoba (19.2 out of 100) scored worse. Kathy Dunderdale (Newfoundland and Labrador) ranked ¿rst overall with a score of 71.4. David Alward (New Brunswick) placed a close second, scoring 70.4, while Brad Wall of Saskatchewan ranked third (61.6) and

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Kory Earle says goodbye to local chapter of People First By TARA GESNER

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People First of Lanark County president Kory Earle, seen above at a school board gathering earlier this year, has announced he will be stepping down from his post as of Feb. 1, 2013. yet again. “No employment contract is more important than an individual’s dignity,” she said recently.


Earle told the EMC on Dec. 5 that he would be standing alongside the politician. “In my view, when McGuinty shut down Queen’s

Park, it showed disrespect to the province’s most vulnerable people,” he added. When Earle moved to Carleton Place in 2004, he

became involved with the Lanark County Community Living Association. In May 2006, the organization’s then executive director (Rick Tutt) approached him about working together to see if a People First chapter would survive in the area. From the very beginning, people in Carleton Place were receptive. There was a need. As a result, the ¿rst of¿cial meeting of PFoLC took place July 21, 2006. “Since 2006, People First of Lanark County has been on a journey of hope – providing inspiration to the community,” he said. “When people come to our of¿ce they can count on us to support them!” “These people are the real heroes,” Earle continued. Over the years, support for PFoLC has come from representatives of the provincial and federal government, Carleton Place Business Improvement Area (BIA), Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, Mills Community Support Corporation, Lanark County Community Living Association, People First of Ontario, People First of Canada, area businesses and organizations, family and friends, and, of course, residents. Highlights for the president: Protecting Vulnerable People Against Picketing Act, inclusive education, Bunny Run and Community ChristSee EARLE page 41



EMC News – When he took on the presidency of People First of Lanark County (PFoLC) more than six years ago, Kory Earle set goals – to promote equality, assist persons trying to speak up for themselves and make their own decisions, and educate the community about the rights, abilities and strengths of people living with supports. On Feb. 1, he winds up his time at the organization with “no regrets,” accomplishing everything he set out to do. “It’s time,” Earle told the EMC last week about his decision to leave PFoLC, “and the board needs new leadership.” Recently, the 27-year-old was named the organization’s executive director. Going forward, Diane Sexsmith, PFoLC’s advisor/coordinator, will absorb the executive director’s responsibilities, Earle said, while Manon Lepine will continue in her role as president. Rounding out the board’s executive: Courtney O’Halloran (vice president/ treasurer), Lorry Laing (fundraising chair) and Chris Purdy (fundraising vice chair). Life’s true meaning is to make the most of it on a personal level. “I want to spend more time with my family,” he explained, “and I need to take care of my

health.” Right now, PFoLC takes up 75 per cent of his time. “I go to the of¿ce, and then go home and go to bed,” Earle said. “I have no social life.” He was re-elected as president of People First of Ontario in 2011, and he’s completing his tenure as ¿rst vice president of People First of Canada. Each term ¿nishes in 2014 (fall). “Essentially, in addition to my duties provincially and nationally, I just want to volunteer in the Carleton Place community – as a citizen,” Earle explained. Leaving the local chapter of People First was an extremely hard decision for him. “My mother and I talked about it – for the last two years, actually,” he revealed. “I’ve gone back and forth. However, I now believe I have achieved what I set out to do (locally). After Feb. 1, I will focus all my attention on People First of Ontario and People First of Canada.” Last December, during the 40th Parliament of Ontario, Dufferin-Caledon Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Sylvia Jones re-introduced the Protecting Vulnerable People Against Picketing Act (Bill 23), which would prevent picketing of supported group living residences. Even though Premier Dalton McGuinty prorogued the legislature on Oct. 15, the MPP is determined to bring it back

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The Champions for Kids fundraising concert was held at Carleton Place High School on Sunday, Dec. 9. Above, The horn section of the Carleton Place High School jazz combo, Amir Van Alphen on trumpet, Caleb Young on alto saxophone, Stephen Carpenter on

tenor saxophone, and Ryan Cooke on baritone saxophone. Right, there was plenty of Scottish dancing on display from the Rosemary Bremen School of Dance, based in Carleton Place, during the concert.

Galaxy of Stars for Champions raises $2,400 EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The joy of the season came early to Carleton Place Dec. 9 during the Galaxy of Stars for Champions fundraiser at Carleton Place High School. The seasonal concert, which served as a fundraiser for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Champions for Kids Foundation, featured a variety of entertainment ranging from step dancing to choral presentations by the Grade 1 choir at Arklan Community Public School. The concert, and an associated silent auction, raised more than $2,400 for Cham-

pions for Kids, said UCDSB trustee and concert organizer Anne McRae. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very pleased with it,â&#x20AC;? said McRae of the event, which attracted 250 people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get over the talent we have in our area and our board. We have some truly amazing artists.â&#x20AC;? McRae said a highlight of the afternoon concert, held in the school gymnasium, was a performance by 11-yearold Alexander Cox. Cox received a standing ovation for his rendition of Leonard Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hallelujah.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Members of the Rosemary Breman School of Dance per-

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A young reader shares the spirit of Christmas

Chapter Two: Issued Will and Freddy spotted elves surrounding Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair. Will asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on here?â&#x20AC;? A little elf answered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Santa has gone missing.â&#x20AC;? Jeffery said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pardon me?

Freddy, Tavo, Will and Jeffery knew what this meant. No Christmas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the elves mentioned something about an evil freak who wants to take over Christmas forever,â&#x20AC;? said Will. Jeffery said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well then we are the rescue crew.â&#x20AC;? Tavo said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can we sneak in the evil freakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base without spy gear?â&#x20AC;? An elf replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ohâ&#x20AC;Ścome over here.â&#x20AC;? So Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery walked over to this secret shed. The elf said, while handing us a pack full of spy gadgets, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here are your gadgets.â&#x20AC;? Then he paused and handed them snowball guns and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you load snow in this gun it will be able to shoot.â&#x20AC;? Before they left, Jeffery apologized to Rudolph. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will got upset when he got taken away from a good hockey game.â&#x20AC;? Rudolph said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand. Now, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see Santa.â&#x20AC;? Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Santa?â&#x20AC;? in amazement. Rudolph said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yay!â&#x20AC;? Suddenly colourful sparks started to Ă&#x20AC;y out of Rudolph. Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery gasped, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cool.â&#x20AC;? Rudolph said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hop on.â&#x20AC;? So Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery hopped on Rudolph. From this point of view they

could see Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop. The workshop looked all colourful with lights. Rudolph Âżnally said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are at Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop!â&#x20AC;? Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery were Âżlled with the Christmas spirit. Finally they entered Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop. There were thousands of elves and nine reindeer in wooden stalls. Rudolph said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Use your jetpacks and GPS to get to the evil freakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base. Good luck!â&#x20AC;? Chapter Three: Trapped So, Will, Freddy, Jeffery and Tavo Ă&#x20AC;ew on their red jetpacks to get to the evil guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base. Tavo turned on his GPS and dug out a helmet. So did Will, Jeffery and Freddy. The helmet had a screen on it. On the screen was an elf telling them what to do. After 30 minutes, Will, Tavo, Freddy and Jeffery could see the evil guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base. The elf on the screen said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shoot the guards with the snowball guns.â&#x20AC;? Tavo replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going in, over.â&#x20AC;? The guards had ice guns but before they could even load their ice guns, Will and Jeffery hit them with their snow guns. They landed and stuffed their jetpacks in their bag like stufÂżng a turkey. The elf on the screen said,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knock out the security cameras!â&#x20AC;? Will replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;On it.â&#x20AC;? Tavo replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff and I will get Santa. Will and Freddy get the security.â&#x20AC;? Will and Jeff said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sounds good.â&#x20AC;? Tavo and Jeff found Santa. Tavo said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are Tavo and Jeff. We have come to save you.â&#x20AC;? Santa replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well then, please untie me.â&#x20AC;? Suddenly 15 of the guards Ă&#x20AC;ew out of the roof! Tavo and Jeffery raised their snowball guns but eventually the guards got too close.

Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop with Santa and Christmas was saved. Will and Jeffery said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true Christmas spirit!â&#x20AC;?

Tavo said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yep.â&#x20AC;? By: Tavo Stringel Grade 4 Merrickville Public School


Chapter One: Santa EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One Christmas vacation, Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery were playing hockey on Tavoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pond. It was Tavo and Will versus Jeffery and Freddy. Tavo and Will were winning 4-2. Jeffery scored and the puck went Ă&#x20AC;ying crazily into a nearby forest. Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery all fell into a secret ice chamber at the side of the pond. In the distance, Tavo, Freddy, Jeffery and Will could see a bright red light. After what felt like two hours, Tavo spotted Rudolph. Rudolph spotted them, too. He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello. Who are you?â&#x20AC;? Tavo replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our names are Tavo, Will, Freddy and Jeffery. I am Tavo.â&#x20AC;? Rudolph asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How did you get here?â&#x20AC;? Will said with clenched teeth, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got here when we fell in a trap door. Now we are here.â&#x20AC;? Freddy, who was trying to calm Will down said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an accident.â&#x20AC;?

Chapter Four: Escape The guards brought Will, Freddy, Tavo and Jeffery into a dungeon. The door Ă&#x20AC;ung open and closed. One of the guards locked the dungeon door. Tavo spotted the key to the dungeon and he and Will took out robotic arms. The robotic arm raced to the key. It was on a table. Willâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arm snatched the key and Will said quietly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes.â&#x20AC;? Chapter Five: Rescue Tavo got Santa and led him out of the base door and there Tavo met with Will and Freddy. Jeffery, who had been following Tavo, took out the jetpacks and they Ă&#x20AC;ew back to

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Influenza has arrived in parts of eastern Ontario other illnesses worse, especially those that affect the lungs and heart. “InÀuenza spreads very easily from an infected person to others through coughing and sneezing,” adds Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Of¿cer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “Avoid contact with those who are infected and wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading the virus. Those who are ill should

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Every penny adds up for guide dogs charity in penny drive decision that will likely affect Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The registered Canadian charity has trained more than 700 guide dog teams from coast to coast since 1984. While the â&#x20AC;&#x153;centâ&#x20AC;? will remain Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smallest unit for pricing goods and services, the Government of Canada will eliminate the penny from Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coinage system and, effective Feb. 4, 2013, cash price totals will have to be rounded to the nearest Âżve cents, up or down, if a penny isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, over time, the pennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burden to the economy has grown relative to its value as a means of payment. It cost the Government of Canada 1.6 cents to produce each new penny when production was stopped. Doucette says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not having pennies readily available could discourage people from dropping coins into our collection dogs. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been lucky

to receive higher denominations over the years too, but the elimination of the penny will signiÂżcantly impact our revenue,â&#x20AC;? Doucette says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We operate solely through donations, and it will be interesting to see how this affects us in 2013.â&#x20AC;? Rounding up or down will not make a huge difference to the average person, although it will likely take some getting used to. Perhaps nickels and dimes will become unimportant to many now. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hope of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, instead of putting in Âżve pennies, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make it up a nickel at a time,â&#x20AC;? says Doucette. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also hope to expand the program. One way we can try to make this up is to get more collection dogs into stores. The program is operated by volunteers in each community, so what we need even more than pennies is people.â&#x20AC;?

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind uses volunteers to solicit businesses in their own community, plus empty funds and keep the collection dogs clean. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to volunteer in the program, you can get in touch with the organization. The volunteer position is Ă&#x20AC;exible and can be under-

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Live music venues multiply throughout area take turns sitting in, the young getting a chance to learn from the veterans while challenging the veterans to keep up their chops. Ali McCormick is another local young singer/songwriter who has established residency on Thursday nights, bringing friends along to add to her show. But now there’s another. I congratulate Lisa Kelly for her determination and patience in working to bring her new restaurant to fruition. Around The Corner (formerly Goodwood Oven) at 40 Foster St. has been remodelled and Lisa’s brought a real music theme to the decor, complete with The Beatles Couch that has to be seen to be believed. I know Lisa will be booking out of town talent in the future but she’s recruited local musician Jeff Woods (guitarist for Commuters and Beetlejuice) to assist. He has established a weekly Thursday evening which to date has seen several local bands share their talents. On the ¿rst night I had to look twice during the opening set to see Jeff playing drums while usual local drummer Matt Dickson was strummin’ and pickin’’ wickedly on acoustic guitar, backed by Cal Henderson and Steve Hanna – listed as the house band –

mony. After a few cover tunes, Jono switched over to accordion which added a sweet variation on one of their own tunes. Woods indicated to me he hopes to present lots of local talent in the future and we all know there is no lack of talent in the area. The other new live music venue I’ve just heard about and so I can’t give much in the

way of review but it is at The Crown & Thistle II on Foster Street and Alida and Friends are apparently playing on Thursdays. More information to follow. To a live music nut like myself it’s so wonderful to have these local venues to feed my desires. It’s up to all of us to get out and patronize these local establishments. By doing so we help provide places for

local talent to grow, try things, learn stage presence and above all see the bene¿ts of their hard work. We have an artful community about us who so willingly share their gifts. The least we can do is get on out and cheer them on so, stop on by and be part our keeping the live music happening. Support live music everywhere.

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The Respectables. They tore through some classic cover tunes and had them up dancing. The second set saw Jeff Kohl and Cam Gray add to the mix and continued with their favourite classic blues and rockers. Shelley Montreuil’s Joplinesque band lit up the space also recently and Saturday saw Westport’s Shawn McCullough picking and singing his favourites and again the dance Àoor Àourished. Stellar guitarist Franc Van Oort has also graced there. I arrived late on a recent Thursday to Around The Corner and happened to catch the second act of the night. Jovian Sound is a high school band I ¿rst saw on a YouTube clip recorded at Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls last spring led on guitar by Jono Townsend of Smiths Falls who’d been sitting in with the vets at O’Reilly’s Open Stage most of the summer. This young lad has impressed with his electric licks but I’d heard he lives for music, picking up new instruments and becoming pro¿cient on his own in no time. Well Jovian Sound have matured and evolved musically since that video and I was quite impressed. Jono strummed out on an acoustic, as did bandmate Tom Coyne with Elizabeth Pierman (new from summer) joining the others creating lovely vocal har-

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EMC Entertainment – In a recent article in The Toronto Star, pop music critic Ben Rayner described how Tranna has become a ‘go to’ place for live music of any description. On any night, multiple listings of most diverse genres of music are available in various clubs, concert halls, restaurants or pubs around the city. You can catch offerings of quality acts from all over the world and availability just keeps growing. It goes on to talk of the continual growth of Toronto in both population and diversity and of several new clubs that have opened to add to their mix. Toronto has evolved to be the third largest music market in North America. Well, Perth may be a lot smaller but I am thrilled to report it has recently tripled the number of venues where live music is now regularly available. O’Reilly’s Pub has been holding the fort for many years providing a great spot for resident singer/songwriters and those passing through to enrich our cultural experience with their original material. I know I don’t miss many Tuesday nights so I can keep caught up with songwriter Brock Zeman’s newest tunes backed by one of the tastiest guitar players in Blair Michael Hogan. Wednesdays sees Dave Balfour hosting what is now the sixth year of Open Stage where many local musicians

As we rejoice in the wonder and splendor of this special season, we feel fortunate to enjoy the goodwill and friendship of our customers, and wish you all the best this year.

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Dairy farmers pledge 160,000 more litres of milk to food banks Ontario Dairy Council, the milk is then delivered to food banks throughout the year. “Hunger and access to fresh, nutritious food continues to be a problem in Canada,” says Amanda King, associate manager, fundraising, membership, and communications at the OAFB. “DFO has always been one of the biggest supporters of the food bank program, and with this additional donation we will be able to serve thousands more families in need during this busy season.” The OAFB, which released its annual Hunger Report earlier this week, found that in a single month more than 412,998 families in Ontario accessed food banks, with as many as 17,190 households doing so for the ¿rst time. Tom Kane, president of the Ontario Dairy Council was pleased to con¿rm that processors were able to facilitate this generous donation. “This program represents what’s best about our industry. We are pleased to work with our industry partners to provide more fresh Àuid milk to those in need at this holiday time.” The donations, to be delivered beginning next week, will quickly ¿nd their way into food hampers across the province. To learn more about the role of individual farmers,

transporters and processors please visit Dairy Farmers of Ontario is the marketing group for all dairy farmers in Ontario and is totally ¿nanced by them. Submitted by Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

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mas Dinner, community acceptance, community partnerships (Community Living Association-Lanark County and Mills Community Support Corporation), anti-bullying campaign, support for the Lanark County Food Bank and local troops, and the hiring of Sexsmith. Setting a remarkable precedent for self-advocacy groups across the province is the reason Community Living Ontario presented PFoLC with its 2010 James Montgomerie Community Award. Montgomerie felt very strongly that people who have an intellectual disability and who live in institutions, residences for special care and nursing homes deserve a better quality of life. “I will always be proud of this,” Earle said. In retrospect, “saying goodbye to those who left us in 2012 – Brock Dowdall, Brian Kidd and Lorne Michaelis – was the low point for me,” the outgoing executive director stated. Dowdall passed away in hospital on Feb. 11. A resident of Franktown, he was a member of PFoLC. “He was an incredible person,” Earle said. “His kind and gentle spirit will be forever cherished and remembered.” Kidd was a tireless selfadvocate with People First Welland. On Jan. 2 he went missing during a nightly walk. On March 11, 69 days later,

his body was discovered in a farmer’s ¿eld in Thorold. He died from hypothermia. Foul play was not suspected. Last October, Kidd was elected by peers to serve as member at large on People First of Ontario’s board. “He challenged me to do more,” Earle said. The vice-president of People First’s provincial body, Michaelis, passed away on June 26. He was the host of People First Radio, communicating the everyday challenges faced by someone with a disability. “He was a solid person and someone I looked up to,” Earle said. The challenges Earle has faced over time have only made him a stronger, more mature person. “I have so much pride in what we have done together,” he added. Earle wishes PFoLC nothing but the best, “but if it looks like the organization is going to struggle, I will intervene.” “Kory made a big impact on People First,” said Lepine. “Because of him there is a People First.” However, she is determined to carry on what he has done and make him – and the community – proud. “I don’t want him to leave; he is like a big brother,” said O’Halloran. With thanks “In the past six years, Kory has worked tirelessly to promote the goal of People First

which, in its simplest form, is recognizing that every person has the right to live a full and satisfying life and be a contributing member of a community,” Carleton Place mayor Wendy LeBlanc said. “Kory has a strong ability to engage others in conversation, thought and action, leading to achieving the goals of People First. Not one to sit back once a project is complete, he is immediately busy rolling up his sleeves and moving forward on another one.” “We can all learn a great deal from Kory,” she added. “He saw a need and had a dream, and he has worked hard to ¿ll the need and make the dream a reality.” “Over the course of Kory’s leadership of People First he has been relentless in his efforts to bring the rights of people with disabilities to the forefront,” Coun. Jerry Flynn of Carleton Place said. “He has opened many doors for them and helped close a few (institutions). He has helped to bring them into the mainstream of society, and by doing this, given them hope that they can be seen as valuable members and contributors to society.” Flynn and Earle have become good friends. “I admire and respect Kory, and I am con¿dent that his future endeavours will result in the same successes that he has seen as president of People First of Lanark County,” he said.

“Kory has provided dynamic leadership to People First of Lanark County,” Mike Coxon said. Coxon is the executive director of Mills Community Support Corporation. “Kory has also been a great spokesperson on issues ranging from bullying to picketing of group homes, and the need for investment in supports for

people with intellectual disabilities,” he said. Although he knows that Earle will be spending more time elsewhere, Coxon knows that he’s both ready and able to make a contribution on a larger stage. “Kory’s life journey to this point is a story of inspiration and af¿rmation,” Tony Pacheco, executive director of

Community Living Association (Lanark County). “He has overcome signi¿cant challenges and barriers to emerge as a very important advocate for vulnerable people and inclusive communities – locally, provincially and nationally. The whole community should take pride in his leadership and accomplishments,” he added.

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Young adults more likely to smoke cannabis than drink before driving

Marijuana Canibus users are also aging, the survey found. Those aged 50 or older now account for 16 per cent of all adult users of cannabis, which is ¿ve times higher than in 1977. Alcohol Most Ontario adults re-

port drinking alcohol in the past year (81 per cent), but the majority does not drink excessively. Alcohol use is a concern when there are harmful drinking patterns, which occur in certain groups. “Women are drinking more than in the past,” says Mann. “Several key drinking indicators show an increase among women.” Six per cent of women reported a pattern of drinking daily in 2011, compared to three percent in 1998. About eight per cent of women were drinking in ways that were hazardous or harmful, up from ¿ve per cent in 1998. “Binge drinking also remains high, particularly among 18- to 29-year olds,” says Mann. “Overall, nine per cent of Ontario drinkers consume ¿ve or more drinks at one time each week, which represents 691,700 people.” The survey also showed that the average number of drinks consumed weekly has increased, as has the number of drinkers overall who report daily drinking. Opioid use There was some good news, with the reduction in non-medical use of prescription opioids, which has been a concern in recent years. Use dropped by half between

2010 and 2011, down to four per cent in 2011. This decline may be the result of Ontario’s narcotics strategy as well as other policy measures to reduce the non-medical use of these powerful, addictive drugs, Mann suggests. Mental health One in seven Ontario adults (17 per cent) report elevated psychological distress, with rates highest among those aged 18 to 29. “This type of distress can reduce people’s ability to function effectively socially and emotionally,” says Mann. Seven per cent of adults reported using an anxiety medication, and seven per cent took a depression medication. These medications were most likely to be used by those aged 40 to 49, and in the case of antidepressants, by women in this age range. Smoking rates have been declining steadily for years in Ontario. Currently 15 per cent, or 1.4 million Ontarians, say they are smokers. However, this rate may be leveling off, says Mann. “The 15 per cent remains three times higher than the Cancer Care Ontario target of ¿ve per cent.”

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The Academy of Dance and Fitness presented “A Forest for Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 15. Two performances were given at Kemptville’s North Grenville Municipal centre in the theatre. This seasonal recital was filled with Christmas songs and dances that the members performed to in a wintry setting. Above the bunnies dance in the forest and right animals dance on stage.

Tips for dealing with cold weather from health unit peratures drop below -4 degrees Celsius. Frostbite is hard to feel, so when enjoying the outdoors make sure to check for white or grey spots on skin or areas that have lost feeling. Sometimes tingling or pain can be a warning sign of frostbite. Frostbite usually occurs in hands, feet, nose and ears. Hypothermia takes place when heat is lost from your body faster than your body

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• Maintain a heated environment of around 20 degrees Celsius/ 68 degrees Fahrenheit • Be aware of how your medications or health conditions may increase your risk of injury from cold weather; • Be aware of the early signs of frostbite and hypothermia; and • Be aware of the dangers of using an oven or space heater as a heating device.

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Grade 4 student tells a tale of a Christmas adventure But sadly, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. I won 10-8. I asked them to ask their moms and dads to let them sleepover. They said yes so I was good to go.

Chapter 2: A Mysterious Phone Call First, we built a fort to sleep in. It was right beside the warm burning Âżreplace. We slept in there until the morning and something actually happened. Mrs. Claus called me and I let the guys talk to her a little bit and then she said that Santa was missing. I almost passed out! She said that she could come and get us and take us to the North

Pole. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pass up an offer like that so we agreed. She said she would be there any second. Then she got there and then the adventure started.

said that it was Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hat! I asked him to put it on. He tried, but it would not Âżt him. The I saw another mountain off into the distance and we steered over to it.

Chapter 3: The Adventure Starts Soon we were in the North Pole gliding above the ice and snow. I asked if I could steer and Mrs. Claus said that was Âżne, just not to crash it! I steered up a blinding silver mountain of ice and I found something red gliding with the wind. Cole caught it and examined it for a little bit and

Chapter 4: Another Clue We saw another thing Ă&#x20AC;ying with the wind and James caught it in mid-air. He said it was Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gloves! Mrs. Claus said Santa must be somewhere way off in the distance. I agreed. James agreed, so did Jeff and Cole. After that, we headed off into the big mountain. We parked Mrs. Claus and San-

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Chapter 5: Santa! We all brought our winter coats so we all wore them because we knew it was going to be cold out in the North Pole. At the top, there he was, Santa. He was trying to get a new reindeer. It turns out the new reindeer was scared of leaving the cold, white Ă&#x20AC;uffy snow that laid below him so he ran way over to this mountain. Soon he had caught the reindeer and gave him some

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Mini apple and cranberry dessert a tasty brunch treat EMC Lifestyle – The holiday season is just around the corner so why not look for a dessert that is good for dinner or brunch. Enjoy a leisurely brunch over the holidays and while there are many brunch foods that come to mind, this is a refreshing and easy makeahead dessert for a holiday brunch. Place desserts on a silver platter for an elegant presentation. When using frozen cranberries, thaw before adding to mixture. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Servings: Makes 20 servings of a quarter cup each. Ingredients: Four apples, such as Cortland, Crispin or Empire, cored and sliced to make about four cups. ¼ cup (50 ml) granulated sugar One tbsp. (15 ml) lemon juice

One cinnamon stick Two tsp. (10 ml) vanilla Cream: One and a half cups (375 ml) cranberries, rinsed One container mascarpone cheese ½ cup liquid honey One tbsp. (15 ml) minced lemon rind Two tbsp. lemon juice ¼ tsp. (1 ml) salt Garnish: fresh mint leaves In a saucepan, combine apples, sugar ¼ cup (50 ml) water, lemon juice and cinnamon stick; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until apples are soft but not too mushy, about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates, about eight minutes. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly.

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their Christmas/holiday vacation. Contestants will be encouraged to post links to their videos on the board’s Christmas Joy Holiday Video Contest Facebook page, located at: “It’s a way in which families in the Upper Canada District School Board area can share their holiday memories while drawing them to our Web and Facebook sites to learn about registering for our quality programs,” said

Thomas. “It’s also a way for our students to have fun in the digital world that they play in already.” The contest, which will run from Dec. 21, 2012 to Feb. 8, 2013, encourages families to produce and submit holiday videos of no more than 60 seconds. Videos will be judged in four categories based on the age of students/persons who produced the videos or are featured in them (if shot by parents): Grades JK-6; Grades 7-10; Grades 11-12;

and Adult, (non-students, ages 18 and over). Videos will be judged based on the number of likes that each video posting generates on the Facebook page. A ¿rst-place prize of a Samsung HMX-W300 HD Video Camera will be awarded to the winner in each category. To learn more about the contest and its rules, please Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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The Champions for Kids fundraising concert was held at Carleton Place High School on Sunday, Dec. 9. The Arklan Community Public School Grades 2 and 3 class choir performed “Jingle Bell Rock,” Arianne, 11, Annika, nine, and Anastasia, seven, Burnside performed fiddle and Ottawa Valley step dancing, Gethyn Hatch from Caldwell Street Public School played Little Drummer Boy and broke out into a drum version of “Gangnam Style,” and A contingent of dancers from the Rosemary Bremen School of Dance performed .

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Christmas Weekend Schedule: Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24th 5:00pm, 10:00pm @ St. Francis de Sales, Smiths Falls 7:30pm @ Blessed Sacrament, Lombardy (pre-Mass program followed by Mass) Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25th 10:00am @ St. Francis de Sales, Smiths Falls Parish Sponsored Christmas Dinner in Hanley Hall starting at 11:30am Open to all members of the community. All are welcome. Please call the parish office before December 23rd at 283-0220 to let us know how many will attend. Meals can be delivered as well by letting us know ahead of time by calling the parish office.

New Year’s Weekend Schedule: New Year’s Eve: Monday December 31st St. Francis de Sales, Smiths Falls: 5:00pm New Year’s Day: Tuesday January 1st Blessed Sacrament, Lombardy: 9:00am St. Francis de Sales, Smiths Falls: 10:30am


think I’ve given up on finding the “perfect gift” for my wife this Christmas. Like most men, we don’t think about the perfect gift until the last week before Christmas. Many of us find ourselves wandering aimlessly through stores on December 24th. As the clock ticks away, any chocolate will do. What do you get somebody who has everything? Christian author Charles Swindoll wrote, “Some gifts you can give this Christmas are beyond monetary value: Mend a quarrel, dismiss suspicion, tell someone - “I love you.” Give something away-anonymously. Forgive someone who has treated you wrong. Turn away wrath with a soft answer. Visit someone in a nursing home. Apologize if you were wrong. Be especially kind to someone with whom you work. Give as God gave to you in Christ, without obligation, or announcement, or reservation, or hypocrisy.”

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The perfect Christmas Gift was given to us by God. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem an angel joyfully announced to nearby shepherds, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (The New International Version. 2011. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan).

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our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.” Our greatest need this Christmas is forgiveness because our self-centred ways and unbelief have separated us from God. Jesus shared this good news, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (NIV – John 3:16).” This Christmas many children will have no gifts. Some will experience an absence of peace. However, tragically, many have kept the perfect Gift from God unwrapped. Author C.S. Lewis calls this condition, “always winter but never Christmas.” If you have not discovered that wonderful life-giving, love relationship with the Creator of the universe, do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy – today you can invite Jesus to forgive you of unbelief. God truly loves you and sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for your sin. Jesus rose from the dead and is your Way to Heaven. Confess Him as the LORD of your life right now! Your decision to accept and unwrap Jesus, the perfect Gift, will be the best decision you have ever made.

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In Brief Christmas meal at Code’s Mill EMC News – The 28th annual community Christmas dinner will be held Dec. 25 at Code’s Mill banquet hall, and all are invited to attend. This is the ¿fth year it will be held at the mill. Entertainment for all ages and prizes galore will be bountiful as will be the community feast that will feature some locally grown vegetables, including Hubbard squash. Santa will also be making a visit. Appetizers will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the sit-down dinner commencing at 12:30 p.m. If you know of anyone needing a meal, or just good company, on Christmas Day, please let them know of this event. There will be a dedicated team of drivers to either deliver meals or get people to and from Code’s Mill. Call 613-326-8365 for more information.



ANGELS AMONG US EMC News – Officers from the Lanark County OPP were busy burning up the roads, doing double duty as honorary Santas to pick up toys left at various municipal offices across the county on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Pictured from left, Bonnie King, past president of the Perth Civitan Club, Const. Dave Blair, Margo Bell of the Children’s Aid Society, Const. Paige Whiting, Perth Civitan Club president Carol Rubino, and Civitan Club president-elect Bob Farnel, at the Children’s Aid drop off. The Civitan Club also presented a cheque for $100 to children’s aid. Top photo, OPP intern Andrew Campbell, a St. John Catholic High School student, holds high a donated hockey stick outside Drummond-North Elmsley Township municipal offices in Port Elmsley. He is looking at taking the police foundations program at St. Lawrence College.

EMC News – Students in the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) were affected by a one-day strike today, Thursday, Dec. 20. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced on Monday, Dec. 17 that teachers with the UCDSB would stage the strike action, giving 72 hours notice, “to continue sending the government a message that Bill 115 is severely impeding local collective bargaining,” according to a press release. “Given the rigid parameters of Bill 115, the minister has left us no other option but to send her a message via strike action,” said Marg Merpaw, president of Upper Canada Teacher Local, in the release. “We are calling on the Minister to restore local autonomy and stop destroying a bargaining process that has worked for decades.” Anne McRae, trustee for Ward 1 in the UCDSB, was not able to comment on the situation due to protocol that only the chair of the board or board staff makes comments.

However, Terry Simzer, director of communications with the UCDSB, con¿rmed to the Perth Courier that schools would remain open for students. “They are going to withdraw services on Thursday,” said Simzer. “The schools will remain open and buses will be running. We will staff the schools as best we can with managers and principals.” As explained on the UCDSB’s Students First Always blog, the day will not be considered a regular instructional day and students will be supervised in common areas such as the gymnasium and/or library. Simzer explained that the buses would be able to drop the students off without any issues at the picket line. “The actual picket line will not be on school property, it might be on the sidewalk but will allow buses to pass,” said Simzer. During a vote on Oct. 4, the local unions received an overwhelming mandate for strike action from its members. See STRIKE page P2

OPP makes second attempt at satellite office Braithwaite calls last OPP office endeavour a ‘fiasco’ By DESMOND DEVOY

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EMC News – After a bad break up and miscommunication, Lanark County OPP and Lanark Highlands Township are ready to give it another try and move back in together. The OPP used to have a satellite of¿ce at the municipal of¿ces on George Street in Lanark Village until, one day, tensions ran too high. “We found our computer and all of our stuff in the closet and we said, ‘Too bad, so sad,’ and we pulled out,” said

Insp. Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander for the Lanark County OPP, during the Lanark Highlands Township police services board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. “I dealt with the CAO at the time and I didn’t get satisfaction so we pulled out,” he said. The of¿ce was being used at the time as a satellite facility for of¿cers to ¿le reports and access information without having to return to detachment headquarters on Highway 7 in Perth. The news caught some PSB

members off guard. “I am amazed at some of the details coming out now that I did not know about,” said board member George Braithwaite. “It became clear that the whole thing was a ¿asco.” There were other reasons for the OPP’s withdrawal. “I heard that it had a lot to do with the computer that was there,” said Jennifer Solf, the board’s secretary. A frontdesk survey at the time revealed that the computer was only used for about an hour

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per month. “The cost was prohibitive,” said Coun. Derek Love, the PSB chair. Also prohibitive was the now-antiquated technology being used at the time. “(You) were still on dialup…” said Braithwaite. “They were wasting their time with it. They might as well go back to the Perth of¿ce.” Salisbury did concede that dial-up was another piece of the puzzle. “Part of the failure last time was the dial-up,” said Salis-

bury. “The guys were waiting 40 minutes for it to load, and then a call would come in.” The township of¿ces are now on broadband and, “I think it (an of¿ce) would get used a fair bit if the guys had a good computer… “Ideally, it would be great if there was space to interview someone,” said Salisbury, who added that the of¿ce would have to be securely locked, and that the computer would need to be secure as well. “There is currently of¿ce space,” said Solf.


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On Dec. 13, the ETFO was in a legal strike position and started a work-to-rule campaign on Monday, Dec. 17. While this is not considered a strike, teachers will decline to participate in certain meetings and undertake certain administrative tasks, according to the ‘Students First, Always!’ blog. “The facts are the facts and we are prepared,” said Simzer. In response to the announcement of the one-day walkouts, Premier Dalton McGuinty made the following statement on Dec. 10. “The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has disrupted nine years of labour peace over a disagreement about pay,” he said. “It’s regrettable that students miss any time learning, and it’s unfortunate that families will need to make alternate arrangements.” “While inconvenient, these one-day legal strike actions do not warrant the intervention of the government and are a small price to pay to protect full-day kindergarten, smaller class sizes and 10,000 teaching jobs,” McGuinty continued.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS On Dec. 3, Ken Coran, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) president, announced that effective Dec. 10 a withdrawal of voluntary and extra-curricular activities by all members would commence. “Our teachers will begin their work day 15 minutes before classes begin, and leave immediately after their ¿nal class as required in the Education Act,” said Coran. “Our support staff workers will report to and depart from their workplaces at the beginning and end of their regular work hours. “Our members will continue to provide quality services and support as well as deliver curriculum to students, while ensuring their safety.” Both unions are protesting the Putting Students First Act, which is an act to implement restraint measures in the education sector. It received Royal Assent in the Provincial Legislature on Sept. 11. Updated local information for both elementary and high school students can be found at the ‘Students First, Always!’ blog:www.students¿

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The Perth Fire Department would like to wish all citizens a safe and happy holiday season. Ontario statistics indicate that ¿re deaths traditionally rise during this time of year. We provide the following key messages to help keep your holidays happy and safe. • Ensure Smoke Alarms are installed on every level of your home and test them often to make sure they are in working order. • Do winter conditions impede your Home Escape Plan? Make sure that all access routes from your home are kept free from ice and snow accumulations. • Christmas Trees are extremely combustible: • Cut one or two inches from the base of the tree when you get it home and place the tree securely in a large reservoir type stand that has a water receptacle to keep the bottom of the tree submerged in water; • Add water each day, always keeping the water level of the reservoir above the cut; • Keep the tree away from candles, ¿replaces, heating vents, radiators, television sets, or other sources of heat; • Make sure your tree doesn’t block exits; • Discard the tree before it begins to turn brown or dry out. • Check all sets of lights before putting them up. Discard any sets that are damaged or worn. • Ensure all light strings, extension cords, or electric ornaments bear the CSA or ULC logo, approving them for use within Canada. • Use decorations that are Àame-resistant or non-combustible. • Turn light strings off before you go to bed and when you leave the house. • Stay in the kitchen when cooking and keep clutter away from the stovetop. • Alcohol and ¿re are a dangerous mix. Don’t attempt to cook or smoke while under the inÀuence of alcohol.

Tues. January 1, 2013


If you require more information contact the Perth Fire Department at 613-267-5574.

Wed. January 2, 2013

OPEN (regular hours resume)

In order to help you better plan your business and recreation over the Christmas season, please see the attached operating schedules for various Town facilities:

Perth Land¿ll Site: 666 Wildlife Road

8am to 4:30pm 8am to 12pm

8am to 4:30pm

2011-2012 GARBAGE AND RECYCLING HOLIDAY SCHEDULES: Residents are encouraged to consult the 2011-2012 Waste Collection Schedules throughout the holiday season.

Town Hall & POA Court: 80 Gore St. East Mon. December 24, 2012


Tues. December 25, 2012


Wed. December 26, 2012


Thurs. December 27, 2012


Fri. December 28, 2012


Mon. December 31, 2012


Tues. January 1, 2013


Wed. January 2, 2013

OPEN (regular hours resume)

8:30am to 2pm

South Zone –Blue and Green Bin collection will take place on Thurs., December 27 Yellow and Green Bin collection will take place on Thurs., January 3 Garbage collection will take place on Fri., January 4

8:30am to 4:30pm 8:30am to 4:30pm 8:30am to 2pm 8:30am to 4:30pm

The Perth Museum/Visitor Information Centre: 11 Gore St. East Open Mon., December 24, 2012 10am to 2pm Tues., December 25, 2012


Wed., December 26, 2012


Thurs., December 27, 2012


Fri., December 28, 2012


Sat., December 29, 2012


Sun., December 30, 2012


Mon., December 31, 2012


Tues., January 1, 2013


Wed., January 2, 2013

Open (regular hours resume)

North Zone –Blue and Green Bin collection will take place on Wed., December 26; Yellow and Green Bin collection will take place on Wed., January 2; Garbage collection will take place on Fri., December 28.

10am to 2pm 10am to 2pm 10am to 2pm 10am to 2pm 10am to 2pm


Voting closed at noon today for Perth Tourism’s ¿rst Residential Christmas Decorating Contest, and the results are in! First place winner, with 9236 votes is the Alberts Family of 34 Harvey Street. The Alberts will receive a $100 cheque compliments of Perth Tourism for their decorated house, which is adorned with a multitude of Àashing lights, reindeer on the roof and background music. Second and third place prizes of $50 each go to the Baker Family at 69 Beckwith St. East (with 6224 votes) and the Storie Family at 7 Glascott St. (with 2508 votes). The Beckwith Street residence features a cornucopia of lights including swans, while the Glascott residence features animated deer feeding on the front lawn! The Decorating Contest was reinvented from Christmas contests of years past, in an effort to light up Perth for the Christmas season and encourage community spirit. It appeared that many more home owners took the time to light and decorate their homes this year, although there were only ¿ve entrants in the contest. Fourth and ¿fth place ¿nishers were the Burkes of 83 Wilson St. East and the Mahons of 225 Gore St. East. Congratulations to all the participants for making the town merry and bright and thanks to all who voted. Perth Tourism takes this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a healthy and Happy New Year. We look forward to many more hometown events in 2013. For more information contact: Karen Fox, Special Events Coordinator Perth Tourism at the Visitor Information Centre 1-855-326-1947 11 Gore St. East, Perth Facebook: Perth Tourism

Regular Hours Resume

Perth & District Community Centre: 2 Beckwith St. East

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

OPEN limited programs – check website CLOSED

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Monday, December 24, 2012

10am to 2pm

Please call ahead for information – limited programs will operate over the Christmas season: 613-267-2455 or Perth & District Indoor Pool: 3 Sunset Blvd. Sunday, December 23, 2012 to Sunday, January 6, 2013 INCLUSIVE Monday, January 7, 2013


PERTH IN RUNNING FOR TV DOCUMENTARY SERIES Vancouvers’ Force Four Entertainment [producers of CBC’s Village on a Diet and OWN’s Million Dollar neighbourhood] is seriously considering Perth for a documentary series developed for a major Canadian broadcaster.

OPEN regular hours resume

Registration for the Winter Public Swim Session runs from December 15 to 22, 2012 at the Perth & District Indoor Pool. LEAK DETECTION TABLETS AVAILABLE: The Town of Perth’s Environmental Services Department has received leak detection tablets for use by ratepayers from the RBC Blue Water Project. This project is a wide-ranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world’s fresh water resources. Friends of the Tay and RBC are promoting the distribution of small blue dot tablets to help detect toilet leaks. These small blue tablets may be dropped into the reservoir at the back of any toilet. If the water in the bowl turns blue, it is an indication that the toilet is leaking clean water, causing elevated water bills and sewer Àows. Free tablets are available to the public by coming into the back reception counter at Town Hall. This initiative may help some residents save money on their water and sewer bills.

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 the curbside collection schedules for both North and South zones for waste, organic and recycling information, along with items on what can be included in your green, yellow and blue bins. Residents who need extra copies or feel they have been missed in the delivery process may pick up a copy at Town Hall after December 15th, 2012.

In this series, one Canadian community will get the chance to see what life would look like without taxes. HOW DOES IT WORK? Selected participants will be given a pooled sum of money that equate their taxes. In return, participating householders would organize and manage their own services. If they beat the budget, they stand to earn thousands of dollars and are entitled to additional rewards and incentives. Producers are looking for fun and adventurous people to show off how they’d manage their taxes if they were in charge. Perth is one of a few Canadian communities in the running for this opportunity to showcase itself on a national platform! Only one town will advance to the next stage and shoot a TV demo so it’s important that interested people reach out for more details, and demonstrate their interest by January 1st. Do you think Perth is the best location for this national TV series? Tell us why! LIKE the Perth Project on Facebook and send us a message

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Liberal candidates debate issues in Carleton Place By TIFFANY LEPACK

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Sandra Pupatello speaks on Bill 115 as Gerard Kennedy looks on. term to have everyone step back and not have everyone impose contracts until the leadership race is over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made a mistake here and the government is trying for the right reasons to get a good outcome, but it is clear that we are going to have a loss of good will that is going to be very substantial,â&#x20AC;? said Kennedy. Wynne thought it was a difÂżcult junction for many about the entire education system. She agreed with the premier who stated that the process was not what it should have been. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My hope was always that we would get deals without ever having to impose deals,â&#x20AC;? said Wynne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never my choice having to legislate agreements.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I have been saying to teachers is once we get to the end of January, the door is open, she continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bring in people, and to make the process better we need a process that is now more formalized. We need a process that is clearer.â&#x20AC;? Murray thought it was a more complex challenge. He does not think the secondary school teachers need Bill 115 to settle, as they were close to a settlement. The challenge is going to be with the elementary teachers who he said

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The Meeting Dates are as follows: Tuesday January 8, 2013 7:00 PM Planning Reeve Richard Kidd Thursday January 10, 2013 2:00 PM Heritage Committee Reeve Richard Kidd Monday, January 14, 2013 7:00 PM Planning Councillor Brian Dowdall Tuesday, January 14, 2013 6:30 PM Recreation Reeve Richard Kidd Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:00 PM EDC Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:00 PM Public Works Councillor Tim Campbell Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Immed. Following Finance Councillor Faye Campbell






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Pupatello. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to listenâ&#x20AC;Ś We have to realize where we went wrong and where we made mistakes and be prepared to go to the electorate honestly.â&#x20AC;? The three things she would focus on would be rural Ontario, jobs/economy and that what one sees is what one gets. Murray called for major reform of the Liberal Party to restore the value of being a Liberal and an activist. He also said the biggest challenge is to change the Âżscal economic policy as he does not agree with the direction in which it is going. He also proposed tax cuts for the middle class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Middle income families have not recovered from the economy the way everyone else has,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They now have a less share of the entire wealth of our community, less take-home income. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to change that.â&#x20AC;? Kennedy said the principal reason he was running was that he would not let the next generation be worse off than before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to have the assurance that comes with conÂżdent Liberals being able to build programs for the future even under difÂżcult circumstances,â&#x20AC;? said Kennedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winning the next election is not just about anyone sitting here, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our obligation to Ontarians to present them with the best case possible.â&#x20AC;? Wynne admitted they have to be prudent and balance the budget, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to make sure they put in place the supports for the people who are vulnerable, who are not able to access the opportunities they need whether it is mental health or poverty. She continued by stating that she was running to govern and was prepared for the next election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that it is very well possible that we will have to go into an election. I beat John Tory, I beat another Tory cabinet minister, and I can win an election. Make no mistake about it, I might be short but I am mighty.â&#x20AC;?

The Beckwith Township Office will be closed Monday, December 24, 2012 at noon and will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

HOLIDAY SKATING SCHEDULE Public Skate Schedule 1:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 Sunday, December 30th, 2012 Beckwith Recreation Complex 1319 9th Line Beckwith, Beckwith Park Cost: $2.00 each

Free Holiday Skates Sponsored by Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Skating Passes Ten Skating passes for only $15.00 (Value of $20.00 ~ Save $5.00!!!) Pass booklets can be purchased at the Beckwith Township Office or on Sundays at the Public Skate. For further information, please contact the Township of Beckwith at 613-257-1539

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ontario Liberal leadership candidates made a pre-holiday stop in Carleton Place on Dec. 15. More than 100 Liberals from the riding associations of Nepean-Carleton, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Carleton-Mississippi Mills and Leeds-Grenville gathered in a small room at the Carambeck Community Centre. They were there to hear from former Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray, former Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, former Deputy Premier Sandra Pupatello, former Labour Minister Charles Sousa, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eric Hoskins and former Education Minister Gerard Kennedy. A number of community leaders were on hand: Minister of Transportation/Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, Ottawa councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Beckwith Township Deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau, former federal candidate Megan Cornell and Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee Donna Blackburn. Blackburn was the Âżrst to ask the candidates a question. She told them Bill 115 is having a negative impact on students and wanted to know the plan each of them had to restore stability in the public education sector. Pupatello spoke Âżrst, calling it the elephant in the room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lived in opposition of the Mike Harris government and what it did to the education system,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I hear that same kind of language being presented in the last year, the teachers are feeling that kind of betrayal. We just have to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;stop thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We, the government, will change our language. We are not going to go to our education partners with the kind of language I have heard this past year. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not who we are.â&#x20AC;? She continued by stating they do have to be Âżscally sound but committed to go with them with the olive branch to make a difference. Kennedy stated he thought Bill 115 is premature and wrong. He suggested in the short

spent 60 minutes at the bargaining table and have a history of difÂżculty. Sousa stated as minister of labour in the past he advocated for collective agreements and bargaining at the table, as he thought those are the best deals they can get. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also had a Âżscal issue on Sept. 1 and that rollover day had to be resolved and it was unfortunate the way things took,â&#x20AC;? said Souza. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always said that they and everyone should have the right to strike. I say that still, you should know that as a result â&#x20AC;Ś weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked teachers to take a 0/0 for the next two years, we need to show more respect and goodwill going forward.â&#x20AC;? SPEECHES Hoskins was the Âżrst to address the public as he had to leave early due to family commitments. He said his rural platform called Respect for Rural Ontario would create a job strategy for rural Ontario and have a rural advisor in the premiereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofÂżce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I released my rural strategy Âżrst because I felt itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only where my heart is, but I also felt itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely important to the province and to this party,â&#x20AC;? said Hoskins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need a strong rural voice in our party and we need a strong rural economy, strong rural small town communities, in order for this province to thrive.â&#x20AC;? Sousa said it was important to balance the budget and job growth is key. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve talked a lot about jobs, talked a lot about making every decision that we do must be in regards to enabling and supporting and stimulating job growth,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about economic prosperity, so we can afford the things that matter like health care and education.â&#x20AC;? Pupatello admitted that she had not been in the government the past year but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean she did not feel a responsibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When public goes out there and conks you on the head and says smarten up, we need to be big enough that we are going to change,â&#x20AC;? said


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Wi-Fi installation estimate costs rise by $6,000 EMC News – Town staff have revised their estimates for setting up a Wi-Fi system downtown by $6,000 as more councillors turn against the idea. “To do the downtown WiFi, I would revise my ¿gure

up by $6,000,” said Jim Connell, director of protective services at the committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. He estimated that it would cost about $12,000 in capital to install the system, with a 10-year projected cost of about $21,000. The item will be considered

Holiday light winners announced EMC News - Voting closed at noon on Dec. 14 for Perth Tourism’s ¿rst Residential Christmas Decorating Contest, and the results are in! First place winner, with 9,236 votes is the Alberts Family of 34 Harvey Street. The Alberts will receive a $100 cheque compliments of Perth Tourism for their decorated house, which is adorned with a multitude of Àashing lights, reindeer on the roof and background music. Second and third place prizes of $50 each go to the Baker Family at 69 Beckwith St. East (with 6,224 votes) and the Storie Family at 7 Glascott St. (with 2,508 votes). The Beckwith Street residence features a cornucopia of lights including swans, while the Glascott residence features animated deer feeding on the front lawn!

The Decorating Contest was reinvented from Christmas contests of years past, in an effort to light up Perth for the Christmas season and encourage community spirit. It appeared that many more home owners took the time to light and decorate their homes this year, although there were only ¿ve entrants in the contest. Fourth and ¿fth place ¿nishers were the Burkes of 83 Wilson St. East and the Mahons of 225 Gore St. East. Congratulations to all the participants for making the town merry and bright and thanks to all who voted. Perth Tourism takes this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a healthy and Happy New Year. We look forward to many more hometown events in 2013. Submitted by the Town of Perth

as part of budget deliberations, but has already drawn some criticism from councillors. “As much as I love Wi-Fi, and I think providing WiFi to our visitors would be a great thing, I do have some concerns,” said Coun. Beth Peterkin, who noted that a signi¿cant number of downtown establishments – from Tim Hortons to O’Reilly’s pub, the town hall to the Perth Museum and even Coutts & Company coffee shop – that it might be redundant or recreating the wheel to have a municipal overlap. Peterkin said she wanted to see Wi-Fi at Last Duel Park for summer visitors. “At this point in time, I

would not be voting in favour of extending Wi-Fi in the downtown,” said Peterkin, instead suggesting that the town promote those downtown businesses that already offer Wi-Fi, because “maybe it would encourage other businesses to set up Wi-Fi.” However, Mayor John Fenik expressed his concerns about her proposal. “We run into problems when the town supports certain downtown businesses,” said Fenik. “I am not sure that would be a good approach,” adding that doing so would lead other businesses to ask, “Why are you supporting them over us?” He added that he wanted

Wi¿ available to everyone downtown, not just restaurant patrons, for example. “The whole idea is for you to be able to use Wi¿ on a park bench without having to go into a store and buy something to use it,” Fenik said. He noted that some students studying at Algonquin College needed to access resources online as well as conduct courses online, and that they may have spotty access to Wi¿ off campus. “Wired communities are an asset,” he said. Only Coun. Peterkin and Coun. Ed McPherson voted against including the proposal as part of budget deliberations.

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Local ďŹ rm concerned about ďŹ scal cliff Central Wire has invested more than $250,000 in new equipment in last year to show long-term commitment By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC Business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Âżscal cliff is looming large, especially for businesses like Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Central Wire Industries (CWI), which straddles the border, and has been reinvesting heavily in a manufacturing sector that many, wrongly, perceive as depressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a concern,â&#x20AC;? said Paul From, president and chief executive ofÂżcer at Central Wire Industries Ltd. in Perth, during a recent interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that that lawmakers in the U.S. will come up with an agreement that will be advantageous to all.â&#x20AC;? The Âżscal cliff would see huge spending cuts and tax hikes automatically kick in on Jan. 1, 2013, if U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents are not able to hammer out a deal in the coming days, and could put America back into a recession, and affect Canadian businesses, like CWI. As the tense negotiations continue, From admitted that â&#x20AC;&#x153;it will affect businesses that have to make decisions on capital. The sooner it gets resolved the better it will be.â&#x20AC;? But he added that the American economy â&#x20AC;&#x153;is stronger than most people give it credit for. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my personal view.â&#x20AC;? While some have given up on the manufacturing sector as an industry that has passed its prime, From, and his executive assistant and human resources coordinator, Debra Monkhouse, have put their money where their mouths are and reinvested in their company. The company is re-investing in equipment, â&#x20AC;&#x153;from the front door right through the facility in an effort to show our long-term commitment to our facility. We have a responsibility to give them (our employees) the best equipment that we can,â&#x20AC;? said From, to the tune of $250,000 over the last 12 months, with more to come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking, right now, for new processes that we can bring to Perth,â&#x20AC;? said From. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really important that companies today have a long-term view rather than a quarter-by-

quarter view.â&#x20AC;? While many manufacturing sectors have relocated abroad to places with lower corporate taxes and cheap labour, From is adamant that that is not likely in their business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always aware of offshore competition,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there are so many things that you cannot replicate.â&#x20AC;? While places like China might boast cheaper labour, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that skill set there,â&#x20AC;? said Monkhouse. During the Great Recession, the American auto industry very nearly collapsed, and phrases like â&#x20AC;&#x153;too big to fail,â&#x20AC;? crept into common language. But today, after government bailouts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including one from the province of Ontario â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and reorganizing at head ofÂżces in Detroit, the auto sector â&#x20AC;&#x153;is doing very, very well. But they are also turning out a great product,â&#x20AC;? said From. With so many jobs being shed from the manufacturing sector in recent years, especially in Ontario, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot of younger people do not look at manufacturing as an option. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not seeing manufacturing as a good career option,â&#x20AC;? said Monkhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The expectations of younger workers is quite different from what it was.â&#x20AC;? From is searching high and low looking for younger workers, but isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hearing what he wants to hear during job interviews. When he asks a young person what his or her hobbies are, he does not hear things like: â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I love to rebuild my car and Âżx engines.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We are hearing that less and less,â&#x20AC;? said From. While he wants to see youngsters who â&#x20AC;&#x153;like to get involved and make things,â&#x20AC;? he is also realistic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who does that any more?â&#x20AC;? he asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They play Xbox. Not to say that Xbox doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t value. But to get your hands dirty and make decisions. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see enough of that.â&#x20AC;? From is also frustrated by what he sees as a disconnect between what his company needs, and what is available. In places like Lanark, for example, â&#x20AC;&#x153;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got chronic unemployment up there and

we have trouble Âżlling positions here. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating.â&#x20AC;? The company has a lot of older employees, something Monkhouse sees as an asset. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are lucky to have that experience to draw on,â&#x20AC;? said Monkhouse. Bringing the best of youth and experience together can be a tough order to Âżll though. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our biggest challenges (is) to Âżnd the young individual that is conscientious enough to want to share in that, in those experiences. It seems today that there is a lot of transient employment out there.â&#x20AC;? In order to stay ahead of the curve, the company is in contact with the likes of Algonquin College to see that their programs match their skilled needs. The company has facilities on both sides of the CanadaU.S. border, with plants in places as diverse as Alabama, Arkansas and California, which all have different political, social and even workplace law environments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recognize that each jurisdictionâ&#x20AC;Ś have their own strengths,â&#x20AC;? said From. We want to preserve their individuality,â&#x20AC;? of their respective plants, which is why, for example, the Arkansas plant produces red metals and resistance wire, while the Perth plant produces Âżne wires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we want to bring them together as a company,â&#x20AC;? said From. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is a lot harder than following labour laws in different areas.â&#x20AC;? The company is also investing in the community, serving as a diamond sponsor for the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We enjoyed that very much because we felt that the hospital is such a focal point,â&#x20AC;? said Monkhouse. CWI also supports the literacy program at the Perth and District Union Library, as well as the Perth Blue Wings, and The Table food bank, where Fromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife volunteers. The company is also behind Jeff Snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hockey Talk,â&#x20AC;? show on Lake 88 FM, and CWI employees are also a talented bunch off the job as well, where one, for example,

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Barker Willson Professional Corporation is pleased to announce that Michael P. Reid has joined our ďŹ rm as of November 26th, 2012. Michael has been practicing law in the Town of Perth and County of Lanark for over 28 years. His primary areas of practice are in real estate, wills, powers of attorneys and estates. Michael has been involved with both the Chamber of Commerce and Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Society. He has supported many community activities over the years. Michael will continue his law practice with us in our ofďŹ ces at 31 Foster Street, Perth and you can reach him at 613267-2800 ext. 106 or at 613-267-4852 (fax).



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Eric Devlin celebrates 92nd birthday and is still going strong at the Legion By TERRY O’HEARN

EMC News - New Year’s Day is fast approaching, so please don’t forget our Perth Legion is the recipient of fundraising from the 2013 Perth Polar Bear Plunge. You can collect pledges without taking the plunge, and forms can be downloaded through the websites listed below or picked up at the of¿ce or lounge. It could also be the perfect cure for the morning after the New Year’s Eve dinner and dance. The band Tailgate is featured for that event and tickets are $35.00 each. “The Spirit of the Game” rafÀe held Dec. 8 raised $204. The last three digits of the winning number were “005” and member Joe Gemmill has until Dec. 21 to pick up his prize. Early Bird winners were also drawn in the Lounge on Dec. 8. Winners were: Three years free membership Douglas A. Strong; two years free membership - Mary Lou

Branch 244 News Brankin; one year free membership - Paul A. Campbell. Almost 50 percent of branch membership, 417 members, renewed during this year’s campaign, with 96 renewing on Early Bird Fridays alone. Special thanks to the volunteers who donated their Friday afternoons for this campaign. There is still time update your membership or pay for a friend or veteran as a Christmas gift. Payment can be made in the Lounge or the Manager’s of¿ce daily during normal business hours, or at the Membership Of¿ce Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Jeanette Buker has taken over the Sports Chair, and reports that signup sheets for the following Zone Sports are posted at the Branch: Darts is

on Jan. 12 in Smiths Falls with a deadline to sign up of midnight, Dec. 19; Euchre takes place on Feb. 18 in Arnprior; Five-Pin Bowling, both Regular and Senior 6 person teams, is held Jan. 19 in Smiths Falls, and that deadline for signing up is Dec. 28. Tickets for the Jan. 26 Ladies’ Auxiliary Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance are available in the Members’ Lounge, from Florence Doran at 613-2673069, or from Gertie Crawford at 613-267-1714. These could be an option for last minute Christmas shopping. Ladies’ Auxiliary members will be having their next meeting on Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. They wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Coming Event Summary Monday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Dance. Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Polar Bear Plunge. Saturday, Jan. 26 – Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance


Eric Devlin celebrated his 92nd birthday on Dec. 1 in the Legion Members’ Lounge with family and friends. Devlin is one of the longest-serving members of Branch 244, and has held the office of president numerous times. His medals are so numerous that the recent Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal award may be cost-prohibitive to add to his court mounting.




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Pro-gun rhetoric can’t match 20 little white caskets EMC Editorial – There will be presents for 20 children in Connecticut that will never be opened. Presents for the seven adult victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will also go unopened. Just as poetry is described as what is left out in translation, so too do some tragedies get summed up in what does not happen afterwards. There was a major train disaster in Great Britain in the late 1990s and the image that stuck with many afterwards were the rows and rows of cars left in the train station parking lot that were not picked up that evening by returning commuters. When a suicide bomber hits a bus in Israel, it is not unusual, once word has spread, as police and paramedics go about their grisly task, to hear one, then two, then several cell phones start to ring out. And they ring. And they ring, never to be answered. Their loved ones are calling to see if they are OK. They are not. President Barack Obama called Friday, Dec. 14 the worst day of his presidency. Anyone watching his press conference from the White House that day could not but be moved, knowing that he was thinking about his own two girls at that moment, and knowing that he was only too aware that, while he would be able to tuck his girls in that night, the parents of 20 children would not be able to do the same. His tears were real, as were everyone’s. When a husband loses his wife, he is called a widower. When a wife loses his husband, she is called a widow. When a child loses both his or her parents, they are called an orphan. But there is no word in the English language to describe a parent who has lost their child. Perhaps that is because the concept is just too horrible to contemplate. It is a badge no one wants to wear, and one for which there is no comprehension. Children are supposed to bury their parents, in the grand scheme of things, as the sun rises and sets in our lives. Not vice versa. The First Amendment declares that our American cousins have the right to bear arms. But they do not, as comedian Robin Williams has pointed out, have the right to bear artillery.

What hunter needs an assault riÀe to go deer hunting? President Obama is so glaringly right on this one it’s not even funny. This issue, now, goes far beyond politics, as he implored his political opponents. It doesn’t matter that the shooter’s mother purchased her guns legally and had them properly registered. That is cold comfort to the victims’ families. It’s time to ban assault riÀes from America’s streets. No one can look us in the eye now and say that there is any reason why anyone outside of the army or, say, a special police detachment, should need or have access to these guns. It should not have to take a tragedy of this magnitude to shut the gun lobby up, to get them off of their high horses, to stop them from holding the ability to control the fates of politicians’ futures in their hands, and stop anything from being done, something that people long to be done. Spare us any lectures about how a similar tragedy occurred this week in China, where a man attacked students at a school with a knife, and that we don’t go about seeking to ban knives. A knife can’t kill dozens in people in the space of, literally, a minute. The murderer used a .223 caliber Bushmaster riÀe as his main weapon, a gun that is designed for combat. It was ¿rst used during the Vietnam War and can ¿re up to six bullets a second. This tragedy has happened, and if we are to learn anything from it, if any good is to come from it at all, we just have to get these assault riÀes off of the streets. This is no longer up for negotiation. Any excuses are no match for the image of 20 little white cof¿ns. It is hard to ¿nd any words of solace at a time such as this, with something so incomprehensible. We may suggest Matthew 19:14, when Jesus tells his followers to “let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” If you believe, you know that they are in a better place, where no harm can come to them. And for all of us back here on Earth, believers and non-believers alike, hug your child, or a child in your life, a little tighter.

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‘Twas the Night before Christmas Christmas is mere moments away, which means it’s time to butcher a classic poem once again and conjure up my favourite seasonal sprite for the 2012 version! My apologies as always to Clement Clark Moore…. ’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Mama searched for a rhyme that was not the word “grouse.” “Galldarnit!” she cried. “There is so much to do! What’s with all these deadlines? I need a whole crew! “There’s writing and marking and editing – oh my! “December’s so busy I might break down and cry!” She gazed all around at the state of the home and as the clock ticked she started to moan. The Christmas cards waited, the presents weren’t wrapped, It might have to be done while everyone napped. The groceries weren’t purchased, the eggnog not bought, And without all those goodies one could be overwrought. There were stockings to hang, some garland to string, a turkey to thaw and carols to sing. At least with a Girlchild whose patience was low, the tree was a-glitter and ready to go. (Thanks to ample nagging in November.) And just as the panic started to rise, a wonderful sight



Past Deadline came to Mama’s eyes. In the kitchen she started to see a small glow, and as she looked on it continued to grow. Mama smiled. “Could it be?” she asked the thin air. “Has my fairy returned? Do I hope? Do I dare?” And with a loud pop her wish became true: The Stress-Free Holiday Fairy™ in a kitchen near you! With a wink and a grin she tapped Mama’s arm, “Your annual struggle never loses its charm! “I do like to visit and help you all out, but your ability to learn leaves me in doubt.” Mama looked puzzled and felt slightly perplexed. “But what do you mean? I hope you’re not vexed!” (Cool! Perplexed and vexed!) “Not at all!” said the fairy, “I’m just trying to help “Because your annual problem is as common as kelp. “The issue, you see, comes

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down to routine. I see that you’ve got one, but it’s far from pristine.” And with that the Fairy brandished her wand and conjured a date book for now and beyond. “You see in October your workload is steady, but not so busy that you cannot get ready. “Plan ahead, my dear, so when December comes, you won’t have to panic – you won’t have the glums.” “Pshaw!” Mama said. “I’ll never succeed “In thinking of Christmas when it’s autumn indeed! “Besides,” she said smugly, “there’s something about “All those early shoppers that gives me the gout.” The Fairy just stood there. “You’re being a goof. “You’re just being stubborn, and I’ve had enoof.” (Sometimes the Fairy has a Scottish accent, you know.) “I’ll help you this time and I’ll be back next year, “But it would be a nice change if it were for some cheer!” With that the Fairy lifted her wand And before Mama knew it she’d already gone. The presents, the groceries – everything was ready And suddenly Mama felt a lot more steady. She smiled when she heard the last call of the sprite, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” Boychild, Girlchild, Groom-boy and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2013!

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Big win for kickboxer EMC Sports - Taylor Little won her first sanctioned kickboxing fight on Dec. 2. It was her fourth fight, she is 4-0 in competition. The event was held at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel, it was sold out to a crowd of 1,500. The main event on the card was the North American Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion title fight. Little trained intensely for the last three months in preparation for this fight alone. She traveled to other clubs to work with different fighters and she spent five days a week in the gym, not including her many hours of kickboxing training. Her dedication and work ethic is incredibly admirable. She is a member of the Perth Athletic Centre and Martial Arts.


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Bill and Judy Brady are presented the Dealer of the Year Award by Rob Pegliaro, president of the board of directors for the Pool & Spa Council. The Bradys own and operate Cobra Pools & Spa in Perth. They won three other individual awards which were presented at the recent convention in Niagara Falls.


EMC Business - It’s all about community involvement and giving back – that’s the premise behind a recent national award presented to a Perth business when Cobra Pools and Spa Inc. hit the proverbial jackpot. Gold, silver, bronze awards, and above all that – they were presented with the Dealer of the Year Award. “It comes in by nomination, but it stems from all the great relationships with customers and their community work,” as to why they were chosen as the Dealer of the Year, Robert Wood, executive director for the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada, told The Perth Courier. The event – the 2012 Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo, held Nov. 26 to 29 in Niagara Falls, is something the local business owners attend each year. “We had absolutely no idea,” said Judy Brady, who, along with her husband Bill,

have owned the Perth business for eight years. “We were Àoored. I just about went into shock.” Criteria for the award states that retailers, builders, service companies and dealers are awarded in this category for continuous improvement, quality of service, customer satisfaction and industry involvement. Their performance is a reÀection of the values outlined in the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada’s code of ethics. The Dealer of the Year Award is presented annually to the company that most successfully bridges the gap between suppliers and consumers. The Bradys and their staff have been instrumental in their community. They donated funds to the Canadian Cancer Society after rafÀing off a pink hot tub this year. Last year, Bill Brady inspired and recruited 10 dealers to give away hydro swim spa to a military family who were both injured in the line of duty.

The business owners also earned three individual awards for their work on individual pools and spas in the community. A gold award was presented for their installation of an indoor pool on Elmgrove Road; a silver for a ¿berglass pool installation on Rideau Ferry Road and they also won a bronze award for their work on a pool just outside Perth. “We submitted photographs of the installations for the individual awards,” Judy Brady said. She gave credit to the entire staff at the business – located at 105 Dufferin St., Perth – for their dedication and hard work over the years. They say they will continue with their community efforts and are entertaining the idea of another giveaway and more fundraising for organizations. “To win this for all of Canada… well that’s just amazing,” she said. “It truly is a joint effort… all the dealers and suppliers we have worked with and our staff.”



Cobra Pools and Spa Inc. earns big business award

Do you turn the lights on in your garage or basement to do your recycling? Recycle when the sun is up where possible, to save electricity.

In order to reduce contamination in the diversion stream please rinse all cans and bottles thoroughly and remove all caps and lids. Make it the last thing you do in your dish water - wash and let dry - You do not have to use fresh hot or cold water. We realize that paying to heat and pump water or paying for water, defeats the purpose of the recycling. These small tips go along way in helping our recycling initiatives and diversion rates.

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER Code’s Mill Banquet Hall December 25



Working Together Today to Save our Environment for the Future

Appetizers 11:30am, Sit-Down Dinner 12:30 pm


We can give you a ride, or will deliver! Please Call: 613-326-8365 Donations are welcome at the Dinner or at Royal Bank, Gore St. E Space provided through a partnership between industry and Ontario municipalities to support waste diversion programs

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Perth Courier - Your Community Newspaper

LANARK YOUTH CENTRE LIGHTS UP NIGHT EMC News - Lanark Highlands Youth Centre sponsored its 6th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 13, drawing crowds of young people and parents while spreading a little Christmas cheer. Sacred Heart Catholic School’s choir provided the musical entertainment, alongside two local celebrities, and visitors were even given a glimpse of the big guy himself, Santa! To the right Sacred Heart student, Izzy Georgeadis, was delighted when Santa took a moment to speak with her during the ceremony. Above, these Sacred Heart students and alumni were eager to put their musical voices to work by singing Christmas carols during the ceremony. From left to right: Breanna Critchley, Rayna Critchley, Rikki Rintoul and Kacie Rintoul. Below, no Christmas caroling would be complete without that famous reindeer, Rudolph, making an appearance. Grade 2 Sacred Heart student, Keelin Boal, was given the honour of wearing the Rudolph nose during the choir’s performance of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.


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SOCIAL NOTES STARLING - BRUCE AND GILLIAN Celebrating 50 years together on December 29, 2012. Bruce and Gill were married in Beckinham, Kent, England at the beginning of a blizzard that heralded one of the longest, coldest winters in the UK during the 20th Century. Thankfully their years together were much calmer than their auspicious beginning! Congratulations on this fantastic milestone! Love Diane, Keith, Laura, Megan and Fiona and Paul, Michelle, Samantha and William

HAPPY 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Janet and George Salmon and a Merry Christmas from Raiden HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY December 22 ERIC DIXON “Hot Stuff” in the 50’s. Still “pretty warm” at 80. Love Your “much younger” sisters

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY Elford Giles Please join us with Elford’s famiy and friends in celebrating this wonderful occasion. An open house with tea and sandwiches will take place on Sunday, December 23 from 2-4pm at the Almonte Civitan Hall 500 Almonte Street, Almonte Best Wishes Only!

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY Joe December 11th Love from your many family and friends HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY Mike Gordon December 24, 2012 Love: Natalie Mikayla, Caitlin, Pauline, Kriz and Casey

HAPPY 55th BIRTHDAY Ron Bernicky! December 21st, 2012 And many more...lots of love from your family.

Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals, location of your choice. Also available small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan. 613-726-0400.

STAPLES – Big brothers Colton and Clark are happy to announce the arrival of their little brother, Cain Alexander Staples on November 21, 2012. Proud parents are Dennis and Allison Staples. Loving grandparents are Dennis and Jackie Staples of Smiths Falls, and Bill and Jayne Forward of North Gower, and Great Grandmother Joan Aunger of Smiths Falls. Nephew to Andrew and Ayana Forward of Ottawa and Jeff Ackerman and Tracy Staples of Perth.

CULLEN, Isla – Jenna Wiseman and Rob Cullen are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child Isla Diane Lea Cullen born on August 28th, 2012, weighing 7 lbs., 8 ozs. Overjoyed are her grandparents, along with her aunt Danielle, uncles, cousins and great grandmothers. A big thank you to the nurses and Dr. McGregor at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Welcome to the world Isla, we are truly blessed!

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You are cordially invited to an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the 90th birthday of Marie Dunn Almonte Civitan Hall 500 Almonte Street, Almonte, Ont. Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Your kind wishes will be the best gift of all. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to your family members.

HAPPY 105th BIRTHDAY Katy Pominville Family and Friends are invited to join Katy to Celebrate this Special Day On Thursday, December 27th, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm At the St. John’s United Church Hall 400 Prescott St. in Kemptville (Best Wishes Only)

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BARKER (nee Plant) Beverly Lenore March 14 1928-Dec 13 2012

THANK YOU Merrickville-Wolford is the most amazing community and our Milne and Keeley families have been remarkable. The immediate and caring support for us and the outpouring of love for Brian Keeley has been overwhelming. We would like to thank Dawn Rodger, Rev Nancy Ritchie and everyone who spoke at the service. The Irish wake that followed was a tribute that Brian would have appreciated and it lightened the hurt in our hearts. Thank you Tanya and Jim and all of Brian‘s musician friends. Thank you to Lannin Funeral Home for facilitating Brians’ wishes and to family, neighbours and friends for food, flowers, cards, words of comfort and donations in his memory. Although this has been such a difficult time we realize how fortunate we are. Marj, Cayleigh and Sherry

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE Kevin and Debbie Scharf of Carleton Place, ON and Ron and Carolyn Harkness of Clifford, ON are delighted to announce the engagement of Erin Scharf to Brad Harkness. Marriage to take place May 4, 2013 in Clifford, ON with a reception to follow May 11, 2012 in Carleton Place. Wishing you much love and happiness. From your family

THANK YOU The family of the late Irene Donaldson would like to thank everyone who sent flowers, cards and comforting words of condolence during the loss of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Also thanks for the donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund. Special thanks to the Blair and Son Funeral Home for their kindness and support. Thank you to the staff at Lanark Lodge for all their loving care of mom, to Sam Draffin for his kind words, and to Rev. Roberts for the service. Also thanks to the ladies of the Lanark United Church for a wonderful lunch. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone. The Donaldson Family

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY The Classified Advertising Deadline for the

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The family of Bob James wishes to thank everyone for their various forms of support during our most difficult time. Special thanks to Smokey Rose and Brad Scott, Rev. Brian Barr and Andre Pilon. Bob was highly respected and greatly admired. He will forever be missed. 5



“When a goodbye is so unexpected and sudden, when the pain seems unbearable and the loss impossible, it is the wise heart that knows that sometimes it has to look back and remember in order to look forward and hope.”

McDIARMID- In loving memory of our parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents, Earl who passed away December 19th, 1975 and Mary who passed away December 18th, 2002. We often think of days gone by When we were all together. Love Marjorie and family, Catherine Neil and family

ARDLEY - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and pappa, Brian, who passed away December 11, 2008. His charming ways and smiling face Are a pleasure to recall. He had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all. His memory is as dear today, As in the hour he passed away. Love always Your loving wife Nancy and Family

(nee Martin) Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven on Monday afternoon, December 10th, 2012. Helina Mary Dodge; formerly of Pakenham left us to join her beloved husband Peter who predeceased her August 17, 2012. Dearly loved and proud mother of Marc of Arnprior and Colleen Molson (David) of Petawawa. Cherished `Grandma`of Emily, Adam and Ashley. Loved sister of Isèle Duval (Bert), Marc (Zelma), Clem (Elzéa) and Dominique (Ginette), all of New Brunswick. Special sister-in-law of Ann Lacourse, Laureen Dodge, Donna Dodge, Joan Rich (late Ted), Shirley Dodge (Ted Hallman), Doreen Dodge (late Robert), Brian Markwick (late Bev) and Mike Dodge (Trish). Predeceased by a brother, Alphonse Martin and a sister, Madeleine Muise (Marcel). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday morning, December 15th from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. A Funeral Liturgy was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday at 12 o`clock noon. Cremation followed with interment at St. Peter Celestine Parish Cemetery, Indian Hill Road, Pakenham at a later date. In memory of Lina, a donation to Almonte Country Haven would be appreciated by her family. To share condolences, leave a tribute or light a memorial candle please visit CLR400104

God Bless The Tuijtel family

DODGE, Helina ``Lina``

HILLSDON, Frances Jeanette Peacefully in hospital, after a short illness on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 surrounded by the love of her family. Beloved wife of 50 years to David J. Hillsdon. Loving mother to Mark (Susan), Rob (Cheryl) and Greg. Cherished grandmother to Alyssa, Kyra, Fiona, Richard and Alex. Predeceased by her parents Bert and Hilda Wright and by a brother Bruce. Friends called at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place on Thursday, December 13th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Friday at 10:30 a.m. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes, donations or condolences may be made at

THE EMC - 58 - Thursday, December 20, 2012


CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Riddell for graduating with Honours from the Paralegal Diploma Course at Algonquin College. Bob retired 2 years ago from the Ministry of Transportation. He started his business CVOR Services Plus and went back to college full time. Bob passed his Paralegal licence in August 2012. We are proud of you Bob. Love your family and friends

Peter Tuijtel and family of the late Lynda Tuijtel would like to express our sincere appreciation to friends, neighbours and co-workers of both Peter and Lynda for their love, support and prayers. For the numerous cards received, flowers, food and donations to the Perth Hospital Fund and Cancer Society. Thank you to Chris Cassell and the Cassell family for your gift of time that allowed me to be with Lynda when she needed me most. Thank you to Glenview Iron and Metal Ltd. Management team. Thank you Pastor Bob Parker for your loving and kind words and officiating Lynda’s service. Thank you Moira Burrows, Lynda’s friend since childhood, for her great stories of remembrance at Lynda’s service. Thank you Joe Baumann for all your visits to Lynda for helping her with all your good words and support, also your kind words at Lynda’s service. Thanks to Stewart Blair and his team at Blair and Son Funeral Home, Perth for their kindness and professionalism. A special thank you to Dr. A. Drummond for the care and support to both Lynda and myself. Lynda was loved and will be missed by many.

After a six year battle with Parkinson’s disease and Dementia, Beverly succumbed to her illness and passed away in Calgary on Dec. 13, 2012. From Smiths Falls Ontario, Bev came from a large musical family of which she was the last surviving member. She had a long and full life. Married to Robert for 63 years they raised five children. Bev was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She sang with the Sweet Adelines Chorus until her illness at 75 prevented her from doing so. Always putting family first, Bev dedicated her life to serving others. Predeceased by her beloved Bob in 2009, she cared for Bob through his fifteen years of dialysis and faced her own illnesses with grace and dignity. She leaves her children: Robert (Diana) Barker of Burlington, Ont., William (Nora) Barker of Calgary, Julie (Gary) Newcombe of Calgary, Tom (Charmaine) Barker of Aurora, Ont., and David (Jane) Barker of Woodstock, Ont., as well as sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the many professionals who have cared for Bev while in Calgary. We would especially like to thank Drs. Rohatinsky, Ranawaya, and Wheeler, and Ruth, Christina and staff at the Mount Royal Care Centre. Bev wished to be cremated and laid to rest beside her beloved Bob in Smiths Falls, Ontario. The Funeral will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society 201, 222 – 58 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 2S3 or Parkinson’s Society 102 – 5636 Burbank Cres. SE, Westech Building, Calgary, AB, T2R 1N8, would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

(403) 216-5111 & (403) 912-0307

FORD John Gordon Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba June 30, 1931 - Dec 16, 2012 BSC from the University of Manitoba, Engineering Degree from McGill University, Masters in Public Administration from Carleton University, and attended the National Defence College, His professional career included the RCAF, Department of Supply and Services and CSE. Gordon Ford of Almonte, age 81 years. Beloved husband of almost 60 years to Donna. Cherished father of Heather Ballinger (Bob), and Pamela Ford-Verdon (Mike). Adored grandfather to William Ballinger, Emily Ballinger, John Ballinger, Cody Verdon, Jo-lynn Verdon, and Jessi-ann Verdon. Family and Friends may join in a Celebration of Gordon’s Life at C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11am. Reception to follow. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Guthrie United Church or Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. A special thanks to Dr. Susie Quackenbush. Condolences & Tributes:

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

SHIRLEY Freda Joyce

Freda went to join her family in heaven on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Smiths Falls Hospital in her 83rd year. She is survived by her Nephew Kenneth (Bonnie) and Nieces Lois (Mike) and Ruth. Great aunt to Mikaela and Ryan. Freda is predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Orley and Irene Shirley. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday December 21, 2012 at Bethel Pentecostal Church from 12 noon - 1 o’clock. A memorial service will be held in the sanctuary at 1 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to Bethel Pentecostal Church would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at




Robert J. Wistaff

(Retired Baggage Agent with Air Canada. Robert Joseph Wistaff passed away suddenly, in hospital, Kingston on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the age of 67. Beloved wife and best friend of Julie (Bell) Wistaff. Loved father of Jason, Jamie and Christine (Matthew) Valenti. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Anthony and Gabriella Valenti. Dear brother of Cindy Schaubs of Nepean. Predeceased by his parents René and Lillian Wistaff. Fondly remembered by his extended family, many friends and former co-workers. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Apostle Church 2340 Baseline Rd., Ottawa on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to OCAPDD (Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) 229 Colonnade Road South Ottawa ON, K2E 7K3. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

BARR Theresa Adelle Peacefully, surrounded by her family in hospital at Ottawa on Friday, December 14, 2012. Adelle Wright of Almonte, age 73 years. Cherished wife and best friend of Delbert ‘Deb’ Barr and treasured mother of Shaun (Lesley) and Bradley (Christine). Dear sister of Eleanor (Joe), Rita (Ron), Joan (Len), Dianne (the late Laurie), Ronnie and Cheryle (Mel). Predeceased by her parents Alex and Legora Wright and her brothers, Jim & Sandy. Beloved Grandma of: Curtis, Maryanne, Matthew and Cameron. Friends were invited to join the family for Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte on Wednesday, December 19 at 11 AM. Interment followed in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 For those who may want to honour Adelle with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences & Tributes:

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

Kevin passed away, in Lanark, on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the age of 28 years. Kevin George Lowe, dear son of Mark and Joanne Lowe, of Lanark. Cherished husband and best friend to Kate, of Carleton Place, Dad will be sorely missed by his adored children, Carter and Callie. Kevin was the big brother, and mentor to Alex and Ryan, and treasured grandson to Leo (late Jacqueline) Gauthier, of Lanark, and Don and Carole Lowe, of Carleton Place. Caring son-in-law to Donna Moher, of Almonte. Kevin was a dedicated and hard-working young man, whose talents shone brightly in as a steel worker, for Harris Rebar Corporation, where he specialized in bridge construction. Kevin’s favourite pastimes were divided between playing defence for the Carleton Place Old Puckers Hockey Club, and his dedication to his son, in Alpha Mixed Martial Arts, also located in Carleton Place. Kevin will be sadly missed by his extended family, the Gauthier, and Lowe families, and many, many friends. Visitation took place on Tuesday, December 18th, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth. We celebrated Kevin’s life with a service held in the O’Dacre Family Chapel, on Wednesday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m., with the Reverend Paul Bowman, officiating. Donations to a trust fund set up, Carter & Callie, (Kevin’s children), would be appreciated. Kevin’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082

Clifford A. Kelford

Owner of Cliffs Auto Parts Suddenly in Perth on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Clifford Andrew Kelford at the age of 77 years. Dearly loved husband for 49 years of Georgina (Partridge) Kelford. Cherished father of Andy (Jeannie), Mary Lyn (John) Boles, Brian (Connie) Kelford and proud grandfather of Sam, Chad, Briana and Brittany. Dear brother of Alvin (late Beth), Bill (Judy) and the late Harry Kelford. Cliff will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by the Partridge family and all who knew him. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 from 12 noon until 5:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Monday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (C.H.E.O) would be appreciated.


Private arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. CLR401357

Died December 14, 2012



February 26, 1957 - December 11, 2012

Spring interment.

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

Ferguson, Ronald A. Dear son of the late Allan and Anita Ferguson. Loving brother of William (Maria), Lyn (Diane), Andrew and Gordon. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Peacefully in hospital, Carleton Place surrounded by family and friends on Friday, December 14, 2012, in her 78th year. Eunice Lewis (nee Tubman), beloved wife of the late Lindsay Lewis (2004). Loving mother of Brent (Sheryl) and Colleen. Dear grandmother of Amanda (Neil) Fleming, Ben, Michelle and Connor. Survived by sisters-in-law Dorothy Lewis and Sandra Tubman. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Spring interment at Munster Union Cemetery. Donations to St. James Anglican Church, Franktown or the Carleton Place & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

In hospital in Belleville on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 William R. ‘Bill’ Neilson at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Ann (Scharf) Neilson. Dearly loved father of Andrew (Sandra) of Edwards, Scott (Janet) of Napanee and Todd (Nikki) of Stittsville. Cherished ‘Paw’ to Jesse, Tyler, Keaton, Tessa, and Payton. Bill was the son of the late Lena (Scharf) and Christian William Neilson. Dear brother of Bert (Helene), Clay (Jean), Barrie (Joan), sister Edith (Martin) Brown and the late Roy Neilson, Mary Pietersma and Loretta Cullen. He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Bob Pietersma, all his family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Branch # 244 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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

At Vars, Ontario on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the age of 57 years.

Lewis, Eunice Mary

William R. “Bill” Neilson

Kevin George Lowe


Matthew Hon Keung (Previous owner of Man Ling Restaurant) With his loving wife at his side passed away suddenly on December 12, 2012 at the age of 76. Matthew Hon Keung is lovingly remembered by his wife Connie Wai Lin, daughter Vincci and by his family and friends in Canada and abroad. Visitation was held at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham, 905-887-8600 on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 11 am until time of service at 12 noon. Interment followed at Highland Hills Memory Gardens. Donations are welcomed in memory of Matthew Hon Keung will be forwarded to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at

Coral A. Palmer

(Retired Clerk at the Rideau Regional Centre). Passed away peacefully, on Saturday December 15, 2012. Coral Augusta (O’Neil). Beloved wife of the late Melvin Palmer. Loved mother of Mary Jane Quenville of Smiths Falls. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jarred (Michelle) Quenville of Edmonton and Kammi Quenville (Ian McRae) of Smiths Falls and great-grandchildren Wesley Burman and Kenzey McRae. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N. Smiths Falls on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 5 to 8pm. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11am. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #95, Smiths Falls or the Alzheimer’s Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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SMITHSON Sherleen Anne Unexpectedly at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Sherleen Smithson (Nee: Williams) of Almonte, age 63 years. Dearly loved wife of Christopher Smithson and much loved mother of Chris (Ashley), Joshua (Leena) and Faith Smithson. Step-mother of Meghan and lovingly remembered by Pyper. Daughter of George Williams and his wife the late Betty Williams (nee: Goatbe). Sister of Susan Burke (Steven). A Celebration of Sherleen’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2012 at 1 pm with visiting the hour prior to service at the C.R.Gamble Chapel. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 For those who may want to honour Sherleen with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & tributes:

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CURRIE Carl Raymond Passed away peacefully at the Almonte General Hospital on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Carl Currie of Almonte, age 84 years. Survived by his loving wife, Gladys (nee; Watt), Father of David (Kelly), Debbie Shkwarek (Chris), Steven (Sharon), Rodney (Sally) and Cheryl Thompson (Peter) and Grandchildren; Travis, Dan, John, Jake, Emily, Kristan and Cole. Brother of Carmel Ohlke. Predeceased by his brothers; John, Merrill and Stewart and sisters; Lois Arthur and Venita Arthur. Friends were invited to call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 on Monday, December 17 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and on Tuesday from 11 AM until time of Service in the Chapel at 1 PM., Rev. Debbie Roi officiating. Interment Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. For those who may want to honour Carl with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & tributes:

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STURGESS Cecil Sidney

Peacefully at home on Sunday December 16, 2012 in his 88th year. Good Friend of Elizabeth Bradley. Dear father to Alice and Suzie (Merlie). Lovingly remembered by Stephen, Annette and Janine, Connor, Kendra and Eric. Cecil will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, friends and relatives. As per the family’s wishes an interment will take place in the spring followed by a reception. As expressions of sympathy donations to Merrickville District Community Health Centre would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at

TREGENZA Frances Mary (Kerr)

Has gone to be with Jesus. At the Smiths Falls Community Hospital on Saturday December 15, 2012. Frances Mary Kerr in her 98th Year. Predeceased by her husband Hilton Tregenza and the late Charles White. Loving mother to James White (Ottawa), Arnette Dales (Smiths Falls), and Charlene Whitney (RR#1 Lombardy). Dear sister to Rae Kinch, Eleanor Patterson, And predeceased by 3 Sisters and 3 Brothers. Family are following Frances’ wishes to have a private family grave side service only at Hillcrest Cemetery Smiths Falls. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls. Donations in memory of Frances to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences available at



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

of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

20th 1981- Wright, William Alexander 1987 - McKirdy, Catherine 1988 - Giles, William Clarence Ivan 1989 - Moyer, Russell Thompson 1991 - Ring, Allan Alexandria 1993 - Fulton, James Robert 1998 - Liddle, Lorne Ernest 1999 - Montgomery, James Gardiner 2003 - Bandy Roy Milton 2009 - Adamson, Rose Connery 21st 1979 - Wendzich, Gustav 1981 - Houston, Donald Robert 1982 - Stewart, Alexander “Allie” 1985 - Fleming, Georgia Frances 1985 - Smithson, Betty Lou 1987 - Miller, Mary Isabel 1991 - Lorimer, Vera Margaret 1992 - Smith, Dr. Michael Saward 1998 - Desarmia, Beatrice Grace 2004 - Manarey, Mary Ethel 22nd 2002 - Badour, Howard N. 2005 - MacGregor, Ian Alexander

2011 - Mason, Vivienne Eliza 23rd 1988 - Barr, Catherine McGuire 1988 - Thurston, Iris (Peggy) 2004 - Noiseux, Irene Mary 2009 - Watt, Donald George


24th 1976 - Smith, Fannie Bowen 1983 - Price, John Henry “Harry” 2000 - Simpson, Charles Orr “Chic” 2001 - LaRocque, Clark Robert 2001 - McCarthy, Kathryn Irene 2006 - Gascon, Anthony Rodger ”Tony” 2008 - Andrews, John Edwin Wilbert 25th 1977 - Houston, Catherine Melvina 1997 - More, Laurier Bryan “Laurie” 2000 - Lawson, Mary Nora Bernadette 2011 - Major, Nancy Jane 26th 1975 - Dean, William Irvine “Bill” 1982 - Goodfellow, Helen Theresa 1996 - Evoy, Velma Jean 2004 - Seward, James Ross “Jim” 2004 - Hamilton, Margaret Beverly

BEUTE, Harry - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away December 16, 2010. We did not know that morning What sorrow the day would bring, The bitter grief and shock severe To part with one we loved so dear. You bid no one your last farewell, No chance to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it And no one knows why. Your life was love and labour Your love for family true, You gave the best for all of us, And we thought the world of you. Love Sally and family BURKE - In loving memory of Sterling, a dear son, brother and uncle, who passed away December 20, 1992. Death is a heartache no one can heal Love is a memory no one can steal. Silent thoughts of times together Hold memories that will last forever. With all our love Dad and family

BAKER, Irma - In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother who passed away on December 20, 2011. M is for the Many things she gave me O is Only that she was growing old T is for the Tears she often shed for me H is for her Heart as pure as gold E is for her Eyes that shone so brightly R is for the many Riches she gave to me Put them altogether they spell MOTHER The dearest one in all the world to me. We miss you Barb & Bill Jeff , Nicky & family Julie, Robert & family

McNEELY - In loving memory of our son, Lonny McNeely who passed away 5 yrs. ago Dec. 20th 2007. We will always remember the way you smiled The things you used to say All the things you did for us In your kind and loving way. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain. Forever loved Mom, Dad, Family and friends


In Memory of Stirling Weedmark Stirling B. Weedmark December 22, 2007

COYLE, Jean Mary (nee Harper) – In memory of a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who left us too soon on December 24th, 2009. God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you, And He whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you, We watched you fade away, Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. It’s lonesome here without you, We miss you more each day, Life doesn’t seem the same, Since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer Up and Carry On”. Each time we see your picture, You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s hands, We’ll meet again someday!” Loved and forever missed, Alfred Kevin, Julie and Ava Cathy, Sean, Caitlin and Liam

BAKER (RODFORD), Hilda - June 27, 1911– December 20, 2009. In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, friend, teacher and historian. Always in our thoughts and prayers. With love; Your family and friends.

OLIVE GESNER-LATHAM In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away Dec. 8, 2008. 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. Love Always Art & Linda Greg & Tara Sherry & Adam & Gage

FERGUSON Doris George December 26, 2002 August 11, 1976 I speak your names with love and pride I smile with tears I cannot hide. Thank you for the years we shared Thank you for the way you cared I loved you then and I love you still. Forget you both, I never will. Lovingly remembered, Your daughter Brenda

HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER, BROTHER Five years have passed since that sad day when one we loved was called away. God took him home - it was his will within our hearts he liveth still. Forever loved & never forgotten Arlene, Stephen & family, Catherine & family, Richard & family, Lois/Bill & family

BAKER - In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Irma, who passed away one year ago December 20, 2011. Little did we know that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal But neither time nor reason will change the way we feel. Our lives go on without you, and nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartache, when someone speaks your name. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. Sadly missed, forever loved and remembered by Beverley, Ron, Kyle, Rachael and Jason.

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McNEELY - In memory of our brother, Lonny McNeely, April 9, 1965–December 20, 2007. We think of you in silence And make no outward sign, For what it meant to lose you Only those who knew and loved you know. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, It’s the pain of losing you, That never goes away. Love you, Julie, Randy and Tracey

DUBERVILLE, Mikey - May 2, 2002 MY GIFT FROM HEAVEN Mommy and Daddy I met Santa, he visits Heaven you know, He asked me what I would like I asked if he could send some festive cheer to you Because I know when you think of me, It is still with a tear When he comes to you on Christmas Eve night He told me he would bring my Angel love to you I asked him to scatter some magical sparkly dust, I know I can’t be there in the flesh, But Mommy and Daddy I will be with you alright, I will be there when the candles you light in my memory, I will be there when the gifts you unwrap I will even be there wearing a funny hat, I am beside you at the Christmas table Where else would I be But with the family I love so true, Beside you, behind you to the left to the right In the very heart of each one of you. You were a VERY Special Boy Mikey! Why God took you we will never Understand. Lots of Love Mikey Mommy and Daddy

Dale Marie Scale Loving daughter and sister December 20, 2008 Sadly and dearly missed, The memories of happy times and events remain in our hearts forever. A light burns in the window, To illluminate the way… Your’re in our daily thoughts and prayers, til We met again, one day. Your smile, laughter and love enriched our lives and though no longer here, memories remain alive to keep you near and dear. Love you forever Mom (Marina) and Brian

STEELE, Ernest- In memory of a loving husband, father, father-inlaw, grandfather and greatgrandfather who passed away December 23, 1996. Ernie, it has been 16 long years since that cold December day when you were called away. My silent tears still fall, But when I am sad and lonely and everything seems to go wrong I seem to hear your whisper, “cheer up and carry on.” And when I see your photo you seem to smile and say, “don’t cry, I am always with you and we will meet again someday”. Love is forever. Sadly missed and always remembered, your loving wife, Muriel.

WHITEN, William (Bill) In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather, who passed away December 22, 1988. We think about you always We think about you still You have never been forgotten Dad And you never will. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain To walk and guide us through our lives Until we meet again. Love always Elaine, Terry, Neil, Linda, Bruce, Penny, Brian, Wade, Dine, Brent, Cara, Kim and grandchildren

KIRKHAM - In memory of our parents Thomas E. who passed away December 27, 1984, his wife Victoria M. who passed away December 20, 1986. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you can hear We will always love and miss you And wish that you were here. Lovingly remembered by the family

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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.

8’ length firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. 613-312-9859. 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.

Christmas Trees- Pruned spruce cut when ordered for pick up at farm. $22 per tree. Phone Erwin Cavanagh, evenings, 613-267-5111. Craftex 6” jointer. New, with dust collector; Noma 8 h.p., 27” Signature Series snowblower; Noma 8 h.p. 25” Signature Series snowblower; Honda 5000 watt generator. 613-623-1521. 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.



Diningroom suite, complete with table, leaf extension, a 2 level buffet with glass doors and a 1 level cabinet for linens. $800 o.b.o. 613-267-6355.


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Echo CS500 Pro Chainsaw. 18”. Easy start. Christmas special, $429, regular $529. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053. Fisher Price crib and headboard, like new. Mattress, pads, sheets, blankets, comforters, carousel, exersaucer, etc. $200. 613-803-3151.

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

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MAJORE - In loving memory of our dear parents, Harry, September 18, 1999 and Kathleen, December 22, 2011. They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel. For no one knows the heartache We try so hard to hide And no one knows how many times We have broken down and cried. We want to tell you something So there will be no doubt You are so wonderful to think of But so hard to be without. We cannot bring the old days back When we were all together The family chain is broken now But our memories live forever. Missing you and loving you forever until we join again Your family

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.


McCONEGHY and SONNENBURG In loving memory of a dear Grandfather, Ronald McConeghy, who passed away December 12, 1989 and a loving Brother, Brent Sonnenburg, who passed away December 13, 1966. Forever in our hearts and never forgotten Until we meet again. Love always Janice, Randy, Sandy and Families

WOOLDRIDGE, Pearle (nee Hedderson) - In loving memory of a dear mother, and grandmother, who passed away December 9, 2011. A wonderful mother, woman and aide, One who was better God never made; A wonderful worker, so loyal and true, One in a million, that mother was you. Just in your judgement, Always right: Honest and liberal, Ever upright. Loved by your friends and all whom you knew, Our wonderful mother, that mother was you. Always in our hearts Barb, Wayne & Joanne and Grandchildren

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COOK/TRYON Cook, Harriette Alice In loving memory of a dear wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt, who passed December 7, 2007 and Tryon, Austin James father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather who passed away December 10, 1972 There is a special kind of feeling That is meant for you alone A huge place in our hearts that only you can own. There will always be a heartache and many a silent tear But always precious memories of the days when you were here. So loved and missed Bob, Helen & Family Grace (Bill) & Family Mary (Jim) & Family Faye & Norman George

2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24, custom, 180,000km, needs bodywork, $2,500. Large fishtank/cabinet/accessories, $100. Whirlpool tub, 2 person, $500. Phone 613-283-8089.


LACKEY, Gertrude Ann – In loving memory of our dear mother who left us on December 18, 1983. You are never forgotten mother, dear, Nor shall you ever be. As long as life and memories last, We will remember thee. As we loved you so we miss you, In our thoughts you are so near, We only wish you could have stayed longer, And been with us through the years. Yes, sadly we miss you, and try not to grieve, A little while longer and we too must leave, To meet you on that beautiful shore Where parting is unknown and life’s evermore. Loved, remembered and longed for always Your family

CLEMENT, Dennis In loving memory of a cherished husband, who passed away December 18, 2011. To Those I Love And Those Who Loved Me. When I am gone release me let me go, I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many beautiful years together. I gave to you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you have shown me. But now it’s time I travel on, alone. So grieve a while for me if you must Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away for life goes on, So if you need me call and I will come, Though you can’t see or touch me I’ll be near and if you listen with your heart. You’ll hear all my love around you, Soft and clear, and then when you must Come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and say “Welcome home”. Your loving wife of 45 years, cherished and always remembered, Margaret

GAMOURAS, Mary - In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away December 23, 1990. Just a memory, fond and true, To show we still remember you, Though 22 years have passed away, Still we miss you day by day. Never forgotten Bill and Family



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Remembering you at this Christmas Season and the joy and love that you gave us for this time of year. Missing you Mom Judy, Brian Sharron, Bill Cheryl Anne, Jack and families

GIFF- Clarence (December 24, 1911-October 26, 1990) and Fern (April 27, 1915- December 4, 1997). Treasured still, with love sincere. The memories of ones we love so dear, Fondest thoughts are ever entwined, In beautiful memories left behind. Forever loved and always in our hearts Your Family


Dennis Orville Clement May 4, 1942 – December 18, 2011 God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So He put His arms around you And He whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you We watched you fade away Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. It’s lonesome here without you We miss you more each day Life doesn’t seem the same Since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper “Cheer Up and Carry On”. Each time we see your picture You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s hands, We’ll meet again someday!” Love you, Sherri, Jay, Jesse and Brandy Varcoe

Rita Shields 2012 My First Christmas in Heaven I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below, With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear, For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear, But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here. I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring, For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing. I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart, But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart. So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear, And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above, I sent you each a memory of my undying love. After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold, It was always most important in the stories Jesus told. Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do, For I can’t count the blessing or love He has for each of you. So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear, Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

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Firewood: Dry mixed hardwood, cut, split and piled between August 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. $90/face cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.

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New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234.

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



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Galbocca hottub, 4 person plus lounger, $650; 7.2 cu.ft. chest freezer, Kenmore, $100; Kenmore washer, 6 cyl., $275; Futon bed, $50. 613-256-2919.



Full length ladies winter coat, size 10, $50; Full length red skirt, size 10-12, $40; Pair knee length winter boots, never worn, size 8, $40; Walker, like new, $75; Small animal supplies, pet taxi, training pads, etc, $20. 613-283-6622.



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Wanted. Hunting camp utensils and dishes. Call Glen Sweeney 613-259-5293.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Looks and runs great. Leather. Command Track. $1,750. 613-272-2990. 2003 Honda Civic. Loaded, manual, certified, E-tested, winter ready plus snow tires, $5,300. 613-326-0721. Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

Hay For Sale. 4x4 round bales, stored inside. Phone 613-259-2721 after 6 PM.

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

Katahdin ewes for sale, 1-5 years old, excellent condition, bred to purebred Katahdin ram, due March-April 1013. $200/ewe. Call 613-259-5274. St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030. You’ll be



Puppies ready to go Dec. 20th. 2 Litters. 1 purebred male toy poodle. Cream, approx. mature height 11” weight 8 pounds. 1 male Shih Tzu/Poodle, White with black markings. 3 females, 1 white with black, 2 white with cream markings. approx mature height 12” weight 10-12 pounds. Call Elaine 613-335-2529. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307. Wanted- Boarding for 3 hounds, quiet dogs, for the year, must be good home. (Can be separate homes). Call if interested. Glen Sweeney 613-259-5293.

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Buy with confidence Reliable and affordable used vehicles • Financing O.A.C. 613-267-7484

45 h.p. tractor, hay wagon new 8x16’ flat-bed deck, lawn tractor, firewood, snowblower, Husqvarna chainsaw, set sloop sleighs. 613-283-8231.

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Boxer/Lab puppies, ready now, well socialized, healthy. 613-256-2824. Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203.

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1500 sq. ft. area for rent, heat, hydro, water and washroom included $1,200/month. Located in the industrial park, 10 Walker Rd., Smiths Falls. 613-283-4422.



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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. 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.

2 bedroom newly renovated, bright, clean apt. Carleton Place. Appliances included. Quietly neighbourhood, free parking. Hydro extra. Close to amenities. A must see! 613-257-1566. 2 bedroom, Perth, large renovated, balcony. Fridge, stove. Laundry facility. $725 heat included. First/last, references. 613-868-5323. 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. 3 bedroom house with finished basement. Walking distance to schools. Carleton Place. $1,100 plus utilities. Available immediately. 613-851-4887. 56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266. Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, available February 1. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650. Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Also 3 bedroom apartment, $875/month plus utilities. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer included. Both available Jan., 1st. Call 613-256-3202 Bachelor waterfront apt. Includes appliances and utilities. Clayton. $650/mth. Non smokers or pets please. Available immediately. 613-290-9072. Beautiful new house in Fallbrooke, short term rental Only (until sold), no pets. Responsible person/couple required. $700/month all inclusive. 613-264-9016.

Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

1 bed apt updated and cozy in private home with own entrance/driveway. Heated plus elec $650 613-250-0007.



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

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EXT. CAB 4X4 Z71, loaded, grey $17,995 2007 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr., auto, air, 28,000 km, red $7,995 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4dr, 5spd, air, Only 66,000km grey $7,995 2005 BUICK ALURE CX 4dr., loaded, red $7,995 2004 GMC SIERRA NEVADA EDITION, loaded, white $10,995 2003 MERCURY MARQUIS, loaded, grey $5,995 2003 BUICK LESABRE LTD loaded, leather, maroon $6,995 2003 CHEV SILVERADO Reg Cab, Short Box 4x4, blue/pewter $12,500 2002 VW BEETLE Auto, loaded. 101,000 km, grey z2002 GMC SIERRA $7,995 1995 GMC SIERA Reg Cab 350, V8, 4x4, only 136,000 kms. AS IS


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, 1400 sq. ft. upstairs, 2 bedroom, $900 includes fridge, stove and heat. 15 Frank. Close to schools and park. Available immediately. Call Tom 613-257-2223.

Kemptville, 3 bedroom apt., minutes to University of Guelph Campus, $925/month plus heat and hydro. Available immediately. 613-868-9412 or

Sharbot Lake 2 bedroom home, 2 bathrooms, 1200 sq ft., built in 2004, secluded. Lake access. Backs on Crown Land. $1,000/month plus utilities. 613-791-0627.

Kemptville- 3 bedroom semidetached bungalow, $750/month. Call 613-258-2252. No pets.

Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865,

Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627.

Merrickville, bachelor apt. Newly rebuilt. Kitchen, bathroom. All inclusive. $450/mth. Includes parking, water, heat, hydro, stove, fridge. First/last required. Avail. Jan. 1. 613-283-0746.

Carleton Place. 2 large 3 bedroom apartments for rent. 4 appliances, 2 parking spaces. Hydro extra. Available Jan.1 and Feb 1. $1025 and $1075/month. Call 613-858-9755.

Newboro, 1 and 2 bedroom homes; 1 bedroom, immediate possession, $650/month; 2 bedroom, January 1, $950/month. 613-267-4449 Dani.

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.

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.

Carleton Place $710, two bdrm apt - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building with secure entrance. Stove, fridge, parking included. Laundry on the first floor. Call 613-294-2076

Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232.

Carleton Place, 95 McDonald St., 3 bedroom, 2 storey, eatin kitchen, dining room, fireplace, garage, quiet neighbourhood. $1,250 mo. 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, Woodward Condominium Building, 2 bedroom rental, secure entrance, elevator, available immediately. $1,100/month plus utilities. Jeff Wilson 613-229-8647. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. House for Rent in Perth. 2 storey, 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, natural gas f/a heat & on-demand water heater, c/w appliances. Contact 613-264-0002.


LUXURY ADULT APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a couple of 1 bedroom units available, as well as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton



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2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $12,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, BLUE $9,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $8,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $8,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $9,995 2007 GMC SIERRA EXT. CAB 4x4, loaded, brown $17,995 2007 NISAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $9,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT

2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841.

Office space available, downtown Smiths Falls, starting at $100. Call 613-267-7841.

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2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666.


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1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398.


Snowblowers. Good selection of Ariens and Husqvarna starting at $899 for 24” 9 h.p. Service after sales since 1999. Free local delivery. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

Dry firewood, $300 per cord tax included. Delivered Perth area. 1 cubic cord plus. Eber Conboy 613-812-1777.


Wanted- 6 hunters for hunt camp. Great camp, hydro, water, oil heat. Camp sleeps 16 persons. Non-smoking camp, casual drinking allowed Homecooked meals. Camp 100 ft off County Rd 511. Please call Glen Sweeney at 613-259-5293 for details.

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Newly renovated, 4 bedroom farmhouse with barn, garage, shop on 13 acres, 7 mins. from Perth. $1400/month. 613-264-8143. Newly renovated bachelor apartment. Great location. 2 min to downtown Perth. $500 + heat & hydro. 613-264-7375. Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002. Perth- 2 bedroom 3rd floor, $755/mth. Available February 1. First/last required. 613-283-9650. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in heritage downtown Erwin Block, available February 1. $825/month includes heat, parking, stove and fridge. 613-267-4039 or 613-267-3808.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth. 2+1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath house, on quiet street, in walking distance of schools and downtown. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Large deck, nice backyard, shed. Gas fireplace. $1,150/month plus utilities. No smokers. No students. 613-285-8159.

Smiths Falls 2 bedroom apartment, available now. Utilities included, shared laundry, no pets, no smoking, references. 613-283-2735.

Attention Contractors. 1/2 acre or acre lots in the town of Perth for sale. Zoned commercial. Great location for shop or storage facitlities. 613-264-6058.

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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 hydro, Jan 1st (or mid-Dec.). 613-859-3322 . 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. Smiths Falls- Newly renovated 2 bedroom + loft townhouse condominiums $850 + hydro and 2 bedroom 2 level apartment with walk out garden patio, $800 + hydro. Clean and quiet with on site superintendent and laundry. First month free. No pets. (613)283-4465. Smiths Falls- Renovated, 3 bedroom house, 1,300 sq. ft. lots of living space and large carport. 4 appliances. $975/month plus utilities. Call or text 819-923-0558. Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. Spacious totally renovated country units ranging from 2-3 bedroom. Minutes from Perth. New flooring, kitchens. Starting at $700 monthly. Available immediately. Bob 613-888-2142.

Carleton Place, semi-private room for elderly or mentally challenged people. For more information call Lisa 613-253-0853. Room and Board in Peterborough Shared Accommodations, 1 bedrooms 1 bathrooms Student accommodations, all inclusive, including room and board at The Village on Argyle in Peterborough. For students from TrentU, Fleming, Arrowsmith, and Master’s College and Seminary. $2,900 705-313-6413

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

Alcoholics Anonymous (613)284-2696. Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in ALANON/Alateen. Call 283-6255, 284-6100, 257-3138, 272-3105, 613-203-3713.

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Lost in PerthFemale gray/white fluffy Calico with orange “blaze” between eyes/ears. Last seen Dec., 3rd. Call 613-267-2122. Missing- lady’s purse out of the car, Market St., Smiths Falls. Mon. Dec. 3. If found, call from an untraceable phone, 613-267-1562, give info. as to where the purse/personal papers may be found. No questions asked.

Balderson Kidz, downtown Perth, is seeking mature person for part-time work, Monday to Saturday, days. 613-267-8721 or 613-207-1064.

Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit “55 years and over”. Available immediately. Unit is 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,100/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. No pets. No smoking. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or Perth, large, bright, 2 bedroom apartment, ground floor. Fridge, stove and parking included. Patio door with walkout to hedged in area. $850 plus utilities. 613-264-0002. Perth, near downtown, bachelor apartment. Fridge, stove and heat included. $560/month plus hydro. Coin laundry. (613)267-4935. Quiet country living, Kemptville, 2 bedroom, semi-detached apartment. 4 appliances. $750/month plus utilities. Quiet mature nonsmoker. 613-989-3908. Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380.

LOST CAT ~ $500 REWARD Desperately seeking our sweet, friendly, boy. HE IS A CHRONICALLY SICK CAT - NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION, MEDICATION & SPECIAL FOOD. He is a microchipped male cat that is approximately 1.5 yrs old. He is all grey with green/yellow eyes and two small white patches: one on his chest and one on his abdomen. He went missing on Dec 4th from Kerford Road and County Road 15 in Merrickville. He has a family with 3 children who love and miss him terribly. Please contact Natalie at (613) 799-4884 with any information and help us bring him home for Christmas. From our family to yours, we sincerely thank you for your time and assistance.


Mills Community Support Corporation Personal Support Workers Part Time Positions with Guaranteed Hours Assisted Living Program Respite Program Dec 12, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We require mature-person-centered support workers to be part of our team to assist older adults to have a good life and a safe life in the community. These positions will provide assistance in Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Beckwith, Pakenham, Clayton, Lanark and Lanark Highlands.

Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) is seeking casual, qualiďŹ ed PSWs and HSWs for new in-home care program.

Personal Support Worker Reporting to the Coordinator Senior Services, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is responsible for the provision of support services for seniors living in the community. All PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will provide coordinated, person centered support to older adults who are considered to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;at riskâ&#x20AC;? so that they can: have a good life and a safe life; continue to live â&#x20AC;&#x153;at home and participate in the life of their community.

QualiďŹ ed applicants should be experienced and committed to providing support and care for the client

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in their home while maintaining safe independence. Individuals must be willing and able to travel using their own vehicle (with compensation) within ROSSSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; catchment area. Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and a clean driving record required. No evenings and weekends. Please forward resumes to clara.kennedyshirley@rosss. ca by January 1, 2013. For information on ROSSS please visit Questions to 613-692-4697 x 229.


Hourly Rate: PSW $16.75 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $17.51 (Union position)


Deadline for applications: Friday Dec 28, 2012, at 4:00 pm

REGULAR FULL-TIME CHILD CARE CLERK (28 hours per week) (POSTING #SS2012-011)

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Mills Community Support is an equal opportunity employer.

MANDATE: Reporting to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Manager, the incumbent will provide clerical support to staff within Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services to facilitate the operation of this division. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at

Mills Community Support Corporation Assisted Living Program Person Centered Care Coordinator 37.5 hours bi weekly Senior Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our Purpose - To provide coordinated, person centered support to older adults who are considered to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;at riskâ&#x20AC;? so that they can: have a good life and a safe life; continue to live â&#x20AC;&#x153;at homeâ&#x20AC;?; participate in the life of the community

Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume.

Care Coordinator Position Summary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reporting to the Manager Senior Services, the Care Coordinator, is responsible for coordinating the provision of support services for seniors living in the community. This position involves responsibility for: performing eligibility/needs assessments of individuals; planning, implementing and monitoring personal support services, working with families, community agencies and staff to provide person centered support; team leadership and staff supervision; administration and ensuring effective communications with a range of stakeholders QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Post secondary education in nursing, (RPN preferred), gerontology or human services management. â&#x20AC;˘ A minimum of three years experience in a supervisory role with personal support workers, and services provided by PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;˘ Comprehensive knowledge of best practices and challenges in gerontology and person centered community support for older adults.

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide leadership in a team environment are essential.

Social Worker/Counsellor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Maternity Leave, 4 days per week, One year position starting February 2013.

â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and availability of own vehicle

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted Mills Community Support is an equal opportunity employer

Rideau Community Health Services is funded by the South East Local Health Integration Network. THE EMC - 64 - Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Deadline for applications: Friday December 28, 2012 at 4 pm

Please check our website for details and where to submit your resume by January 4, 2013. CL339473_1220

Patti Fee, Director Corporate Services Mills Community Support Corporation 67 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 610 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 Tel: (613) 256-1031 ext 21 Fax: (613) 256-1185 Email:


If you feel that you have the qualiĂ&#x20AC;cations and share our passion for an inclusive community, please submit a letter of application and a resume to:


Lanark County seeks applications to ďŹ ll the following regular full-time vacancy in our social services department.

Patti Fee Director Corporate Services Mills Community Support Corporation 67 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 610 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 Email:



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Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twentyseven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135. Community Service Order Worker, 20 hr. per week. Salary scale: $13.87-23.64. Qualifications: College Social Workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualification &/or equal work experience. Excellent problem solving skills. Knowledge of computers. Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license & personal vehicle. Apply in writing: P.O.Box 381, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T2. Faith_Cameron Full-time auto dismantler required. Knowledge of automobile parts preferred. Pay range $14-$16/hr. Apply: Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email: Guaranteed Paid Job teaching English Overseas. Great pay. No degree required -be certified in 5 days in Perth. 613-200-1524. HOLMAN FARMING GROUP, Division of Rod Holman Trucking Ltd., Luseland, Saskatchewan, Hiring full-time permenant farm equipment operators/1A Drivers (NOC 8341/7411) Operation, maintenance, repair of all farm machinery & trucking grain and inputs. $18-23 hour. Email resume to

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Mature person required for small business. Full time/part time. Will train. Almonte/Carleton Place area. 613-257-7005, Chris. Part-Time Office Assistant starting at approximately 3 days a week to assist in bookkeeping, computer work and answering the telephone in a busy automotive shop. Drop off your resume to Randyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance Automotive, 1 Industrial Rd, Kemptville, ON. Automotive experience an asset. Permanent part-time sales position available. Retail experience preferred. Apply in person with resume to Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoe Store, 12 Beckwith St. N. Smiths Falls. No phone calls please. EMC Classifieds

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Perth Childrens House Montessori School Perth, Ontario is seeking Registered ECE fulltime position for school year (maternity replacement March 2013). The candidate must be a registered ECE have current First Aid and a vulnerable persons police check. Renumeration will be based on experience. For further information or to submit your cover letter and resume please contact: Deadline for submission: January 15, 2013. Chosen candidates will be invited for interviews in mid January. The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club/Scotiabank Place is seeking a full time Refrigeration HVAC Operator in the Engineering Department. Duties include maintenance and operation of heating and air conditioning systems. As well as maintenance of specialized equipment such as ice plant, heat pumps, generators, plumbing systems, air handling and roof top units. Qualifications for this position include 3 years previous experience. Minimum Class B or 4th class operating engineer certificate, and previous Zamboni experience. Successful candidates must be available for rotating shift work, including midnights, holidays, and weekends. We offer a competitive compensation package and a wide array of benefits. Resume should be forward to People Department, 1000 Palladium Dr., Kanata, Ontario, K2V 1A5, faxed to 613-599-4283 or apply online at employment by January 11, 2013.

I am a registered Practical Nurse with a home daycare in Lanark with openings. I provide nutritious meals and snacks along with indoor and outdoor activities. References available upon request. Contact Helen at 613-259-2893 or Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be


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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.

6 hand euchres Holy Name of Mary School gym. 110 Paterson St., Almonte, every Wednesday till the end of May. Info Susan 613256-1034. Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church. Christmas “Snowflakes” Workshop, bring your odds and ends of old fabrics, lace and paper to the Textile Museum on Saturday, December 22, 1-4 p.m. To register call 613-256-3754 x7. Legion Branch 240, Monday, December 31, New Years Eve, Bill Dugdale, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Carleton Place Baptist Church, 299 Bridge St., Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support lunch brunch for Beckwith residents at the township office, 2nd Wednesday of month. Bingo afterwards. Info: 613253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Dec.21. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Community Home Support- Lanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities.


St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Dec. 28. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Easy! Fun! Zumba class to support Cancer Research. 7-8 pm, Wed. Jan. 2nd. Carleton Place Arena. Louise at 613-253-1736. New Year’s Eve Potluck Dinner Party, Monday, December 31, 3-6:30 p.m. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. If transportation needed leave message at church office 613-257-3133 or call 613-256-5625. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:3011:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)2572779.

month. New location The Old Fire Hall on Reuben Cres. Next meeting January 2 at 7 p.m. Info:

Euchre, Grovton Orange Hall, starting the 2nd Thursday in October (running every 2nd Thursday till April). Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Dec. 24, Wed., Dec. 26, Fri., Dec. 28, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Tuesday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leadership skills. The North Grenville Photography Club meets the 1st Wednesday of every

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Elise & Company, beef dinner 6 p.m., December 21. Legion. January 1, Legion Levy from 1-5 p.m. Entertainment provided by Tony Davy, potluck. Everyone welcome to attend. StoryTime for ages 6 & under- Fridays, 10 a.m. Theme: Dec. 21, More Christmas! Merrickville Library. 613-269-3326.


Euchre, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Lanark Civitan Club talent night. Last Friday each month. Dinner 6 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. Old Time Country Music. 613-259-5610. New Year’s Day LeveeLegion. Jan. 1. 1-4 p.m. New Year’s Eve DanceLegion. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Light lunch.

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Guide to EMC Area Telephone Exchanges 623 Arnprior 692 Manotick 256 Almonte 257-253 C. Place 258 Kemptville 259 Lanark 267-264-326 Perth 268 Maberly 269 Merrickville 273 Westport 272 Portland 275 Toledo 278 McDonald’s Corners 279 Sharbot Lake 283-284 Smiths Falls 342-345382-498 Brockville 359 Elgin 382 Gananoque 448 Chesterville 479 Ompah 489 N. Gower 624 Pakenham 774 Winchester 838 Richmond, Munster 924 Athens 926 North Augusta 928 Delta 989 South Mountain

Post Office, Mr. Beef, 5 Span Feed and Royal Bank. Snapshots and Postcards from Pakenham, a DVD of over 150 images from Pakenham’s past, great local gift. Fundraising project- St. Andrew’s United Church. Available: Nicholsons, Pakenham General Store or 613-623-3823 until Christmas.

Boxing Day, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East, Wednesday, December 26. Boxing Day music featuring the “Boxing Day Band”, Hannah & Irvin continue their 12 year tradition. Members’ Lounge open at noon. Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-12 noon. St. John the Baptist Church. Christmas Eve Service featuring carol singing, violinist Judith Cran and soloist George Coates at First Baptist Church, 17 D’Arcy St., 7 p.m. Christmas Season- Mass Schedule. Dec. 24, 5:15, 8 p.m., Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Dec. 29, 5:15 p.m., Dec. 30, 9 & 11 a.m. Dec. 31, 5:15 p.m., Jan. 1, 10 a.m. St. John the Baptist Church. Euchre, every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at McMartin House, open to all adults, info: (613)267-5531. Lions Country Music Jamboree. 4th Sun. every month. 2-6 p.m. Supper served 5 p.m. Perth Lions Hall. New Year’s Levee, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Traditional New Year’s Levee with music by Harry & Friends starting at 2 p.m. Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:303:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)5496666 x6867. The Butterfly Fan

THE EMC - 66 - Thursday, December 20, 2012

Club, Thursday December 20, Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group, Dinner 5:45 p.m. Michaels Table Restaurant, 110 Gore Street. Info: Carleen (613)812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday.

Blood Donor Clinic. Dec. 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m. St. James Major Catholic Church, 14608 Hwy. 38, Sharbot Lake. Community Lunch at Portland United Church, Friday, December 28, 12-1 p.m. Tourtiere, mashed potatoes, baked beans. Handicapped accessible. Jan 1, New Years Day Party with Tailgate, Legion Br 542, Westport. Doors open at 1, dance 1-5, light luncheon. Tickets at door. Info: 613-273-3615. Monday Nite Weekly Bingo, Legion Br 542, Westport. 613-273-3615. New Years Eve at Clayton Hall, Monday, December 31, Social hour 8-9 p.m. dancing 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Music: DJ Kevin Canright. Tickets: Clayton General Store 613256-1947 or 613-256-7604. Late night buffet. New Years Eve Bash, Lombardy Agricultural Society, Monday, December 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Lombardy Agricultural Hall, light lunch at 10, music by Treble Rebel. Tickets: Earl 613283-5797, Colleen 613-2848036, Louise 613-283-3767. Shuffleboard, Thurs. Dec. 27, 10:30 am, Watson’s Corners Hall. Brown bag lunch. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info 613492-0291. St. Paul’s United Church in Franktown, Christmas Eve Service on December 24th, 7:30 PM with Rev. Jeff DEjonge.

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am. First Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-9307. Christmas Candlelight Service, Sunday, December 23, 10:30, The Salvation Army, Mississippi, Rideau Lakes Corps, 251 Brockville St., sponsor: The Salvation Army (church). Info: 613283-3563. Christmas Dinner- Hanley Hall. Doors open 11:30 am; Dinner served 12:15. One sitting only. Meal provided. Rides and meals for shutins available. 283-0220. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Next meeting Wednesday December 26, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Get W.I.T.H. It! (Walking In The Halls) S.F.D.C.I. October 2, every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Glad Tidings and Joycarols by Candle Light. Presented by Trinity United Church Choir and Guests. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Proceeds: Trinity United Church. Doors open 6 p.m. Monday Night Euchre, Legion, 7 p.m. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am. First Baptist Church. Info: (613)2839307. Prayer Reflections, Monday, December 24, 6:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, Mississippi, Rideau Lakes Corps, 251 Brockville St., sponsor: The Salvation Army (church). Info: 613283-3563. Prayer Reflections, Monday, December 31, 6:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, Mississippi, Rideau Lakes Corps, 251 Brockville St., sponsor: The Salvation Army (church). Info: 613283-3563.


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Give a meaningful gift, help care for animals at LAWS Lou is a handsome twoyear-old who is curious, alert and intelligent. He enjoys the company of humans and he loves hanging out with the other â&#x20AC;&#x153;redheadedâ&#x20AC;? boys. Lou keeps his orange and white coat in immaculate condition. He likes to play, lounge and look out the windows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cat treats are his favourite. Would your family consider taking these beautiful â&#x20AC;&#x153;redheadedâ&#x20AC;? boys into your home? LAWS is located at 253 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls, ON. Our phone number is 613283-9308 and we are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pets tion. It truly touches us when young people get involved and it shows that the spirit of caring and giving is strong in our community. Merry Christmas to all! Redheads for Christmas! These handsome young boys agree wholeheartedly! Carlos and Garcia are delightful best buddies looking for that special person for the holidays. They are laid back boys who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to spend time together, snuggling cleaning and playing. These orange and white tabby cats are about oneyear-old. They look forward to taking naps, watching the neighbourhood and curling up with their favourite person for Christmas. Oliver could be mistaken as their brother as his handsome tabby coat is almost identical â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he is slightly younger at about 10 months of age. He is however pretty much full-grown and also has a quiet personality. He enjoys quiet conversation, sitting on laps and he enjoys Âżnding a good patch of sun to lie in.

Senator: Time prison system quit stalling EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) should stop dragging its feet and look outside prison walls for treatment of some mentally ill offenders, Senator Bob Runciman said Dec. 14. Runciman has launched a Senate inquiry focusing on the need to improve mental health treatment for inmates, particularly female inmates, in federal prisons and the viability of using outside service providers. He spoke on the inquiry that morning in the Senate Chamber. He cited the inhumane treatment and tragic death of Ashley Smith, who killed herself while in federal custody in 2007, as evidence of the need for action. Despite repeated recommendations by the Correctional Investigator that outside treatment be sought for some mentally ill offenders, CSC continues to resist, putting its own institutional interests ahead of the needs of the mentally ill and protection of the public, Runciman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The system failed Ashley Smith and it continues to fail hundreds of mentally ill inmates every day in Canada.

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Bears, Canadians move up in national rankings this week EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A trio of teams from the Central Canada Hockey League moved up the national rankings this week. The Smiths Falls Bears, the model of consistency this season, jumped two places to number 17, according to the Canadian Junior Hockey

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EMC News - Julie Tye (left) and Natasha Barber (right) or McDonald’s in Smiths Falls worked with co-worker, Marsha Saunders to decorate this year’s corporate addition to the Civitan’s 14th annual Festival of Trees event.

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EMC News - Cheryl Bingley of Broadview Nursing home worked with a co-worker Dec. 4 to decorate the residents’ addition to the Civitan’s 14th annual Festival of Trees event.


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playing outside in the slush, they were already headed into the forest just near their house to complete their secret mission, Âżnding the bestest tree ever for Grandma. Devon Monster, having had several adventures of his own, and being older, and just a little wiser than his younger brother Cameron Monster, left a note saying where they were, and put it beside the moldy coffee maker where someone just might possibly Âżnd it, because he knew that Patrick Pumpkinhead and Trish Terrible sure loved their moldy coffee with lunch. Wow, the forest was sure full of trees, but Âżnding the perfect one was a lot harder than it looked. Deep into the forest the two young monsters went on their quest for the perfect tree for Grandma Monsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas. Even though Devon Monster Âżgured it must be lunch time real soon, and they were both getting real hungry for some nice cool swamp water and a stinky Âżsh sandwich made with old moldy bread, they continued their search, after all this was going to be Grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;bestest tree everâ&#x20AC;? as Cameron kept repeating as they trudged through the slush, deeper into the forest. Devon was starting to get an old familiar feeling, the kind of feeling Grandma Monster knew all too well. Devon Monster was worrying. Perhaps, just perhaps mind you, he and Cameron might be lost.

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Kindergarten students at The Stewart School, Perth, enjoyed their Christmas concert on Dec. 12. Pictured are (above) Trevor Meeks and Alyssa Barber; (top) Hayden Van Dusen adjusts the tinsel halo of Isaac Moore, (middle) Isabella Gilbert sings out, and to the top right Dakota Hearn and Chayse Moore play Jingle Bells.

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Reeve ponders dropping dog tags whack... (and) to rationalize a lot of the fees, to make them more defensible. In some cases we were not charging enough, and in some cases we were charging too much.” Tranter said that he was recommending that there be a straight fee for some instances, and a way of including direct costs, like, for example, through a deposit. “If we have collected too much in terms of a deposit, we will refund it,” said Tranter, and if the costs are beyond the straight fee, then the deposit money will be used. He added that recycling fees were not looked at in his review since they are already separately under review, though he did not anticipate any changes to them or fees charges for licences for chip trucks. Town planner Noelle Reeve

added, “We are losing money on site plan control agreements.” The township’s halls, such as the Maberly hall, also came up for discussion. “There is a lot of wear and tear and maybe there should be a separate fee for that (multiple use),” said Coun. Brian Campbell. Freeman noted that, in some respects, Tay Valley halls are cheaper than those in Perth, and that while it is good that they are available for families, church groups and non-pro¿t organizations, they are charged the same rate as groups that bring in hundreds to the hall, and off of which much money is made. “They are making money off of the hall and they are not donating to the hall,” said Freeman.

Police review speed sign replacement By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News - Members of the county police services board association are looking at solar powered speed signs, which can be mounted to lamp posts, to keep down costs. “We have had discussion on that, to buy one or two signs that we could move within our municipality,” said Grant Chaplin, chair of the Mississippi Mills police services board, who added that a solar powered sign could cost between $3,400 and $4,900, which includes a downloadable data recorder. According to Chaplin’s research, seven such post-fastened signs could be purchased for the price of one speed sign trailer. “They are American-built signs, but it is a local company, they are a Canadian subsidiary,” said Chaplin of NAV Tech in Ottawa. Like

their trailer-mounted counterparts, the post-mounted speed signs also record data such as the number of vehicles that passed, the speed differential between highest speeds, lowest speeds, average speed, and times, which is recorded on a Microsoft database. Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place are discussing their own new speed signs to warn motorists to slow down by showing how fast their vehicle is going in relation to the posted speed limit. “Costs are going to be a factor and those who are purchasing their own sign may not want to be part of it,” said Neil Fennell, chair of the association’s speed signs committee, and a member of the Tay Valley Township police services board, during the association’s quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Carleton Place arena. The county-wide trailer-


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mounted speed sign, which was bought second-hand, is showing its age. “The battery life is depleting but the physicality itself is not band,” said Inspector Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander for the Lanark County OPP. “Unfortunately it is aging. It’s certainly getting to be ¿xed more than we have it out. It concerns me if we don’t get a plan to replace it.” The county sign is currently being housed over the winter at a heated facility attached to the Perth OPP detachment. Salisbury noted that there may be some advantages to the post-mounted signs over the trailer. “These could be up at night and you are not taxing your public works department with overtime,” he said. OPP Sgt. Rob Croth agreed, adding that “you can conceal it (the post-mounted signs) and get more accurate data.” Lanark Highlands police

services board member George Braithwaite said that, whatever decisions were made, they had to be made quickly. “If we don’t come up with a de¿nite decision within six weeks, we are dead in the water,” said Braithwaite. “Our time line is quite tight.” Funding for any of the speed sign options were also a concern for members. “I hate to throw water on the ¿re, but I am very doubtful that we will get money from proceeds of crime (grants) for a traf¿c issue,” said Chaplin. “It is a policing issue, it is a very important issue.” But he noted that Crime Stoppers would be a more likely successful candidate to receive such money. Fennell asked that Tay Valley take the sign for the ¿rst week of April, as the only change to the speed sign rotation, adding that it was hard to ¿nd volunteers to maintain it properly.

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EMC News - Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr has surmised about the possibility of doing away with dog tags. Kerr was musing during the Tay Valley Township council’s committee-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 as treasurer Peter Tranter gave his review of fees and charges, since the money brought in for the dog tags did not cover their costs. Tranter pointed out that 132 dog tags were sold last year, and “we have reason to believe that there are more than 132 dogs in Tay Valley. “Would it be better if we blitzed everybody... to get as many dogs registered as possible?” “Is it worth the administra-

tion fee to even have ‘em (dog tags)?” said Kerr. “I think we should just forget about dog tags.” Deputy Reeve Susan Freeman, however, said she preferred to mend it, not end it. “I think that the idea of charging a dog tag for the lifetime of the dog (is good),” said Freeman. “It’s the same dog, year after year. I support having one dog tag for the lifetime of the dog.” Coun. Greg Hallam said that charging a one-time $10 for micro-chipping of dogs would also be good in the long term. In composing his review, Tranter contacted all of Tay Valley’s neighbouring municipalities to compare and contrast. “We didn’t base any changes on what they were charging,” said Tranter. “We wanted to make sure we were not out of

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The Table Community Food Centre sends a heartfelt thank you to all who contributed to the Build a Mountain of Food Campaign for Perth and district. A record -breaking 20,855 pounds of food and $7,033.88 was collected this year for our Good Food Bank program


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Perth Blue Wings earn OT win By LAURIE WEIR

EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brett Madigan gift-wrapped an early Christmas present to the Perth Jr. B Blue Wings Sunday as the team earned a 6-5 overtime win against Stittsville in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action. The Blue Wings are still on top of the Valley Division with 17 wins, 10 losses and two overtime losses for 36 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eight points ahead of second place Renfrew. Madigan, who leads the team in scoring with 67 points (32 goals and 35 assists), delivered another three-point game including the winner at the 2:30 mark of the extra period. Matt DiMillo and Jason Shaw assisted. The Blue Wings held a 4-1 lead after the Âżrst frame, with goals from Austin Lamont, Shawn McGillivary, Madigan on the powerplay and Mike Smyth. The Blue Wings then lost that lead at the end of the second when Stittsville tied the score with three unanswered goals. Stittsville got the jump in the third period, scoring the go-ahead marker at the 14:42 mark for a 5-4 lead.

It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until 10 minutes expired that Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blair Barr tied the rally again, as he was assisted by Matt Shackell and McGillivary to force the overtime period. Other assists were credited to Andrew Davis, Lamont, Shacknell, Shaw, and Madigan. Jason Shaw turned away 34 shots in the win. In the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other two games last week, it was a home and home series with the Ottawa Junior Canadians. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Wings claimed the win, but dropped a 6-3 decision at home Friday night. On Friday, Ottawa held a 2-1 lead after the Âżrst period. Madigan had the only Perth goal, which came with 5:50 left. He was assisted by Riley Kane and Brayden Clancy. Perth tied the score at two with Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal just seconds into the second period. He was helped out by Brad McDonald and Madigan. Barr gave the Blue Wings the only lead of the game as he scored at the 15:25 mark from Smyth and Lamont. Ottawa then blasted four more to end the second â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with a 6-3 count. Jeremy Wright was tagged

with the loss, despite being peppered with 54 shots on 48 saves. Last Tuesday, it was a 5-3 win for visiting Perth Blue Wings as they hit the ice at the Brian Kilrea Arena in Ottawa. Madigan led the scoring with two goals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both in the third period â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as Perth held a 2-1 lead after the Âżrst, but then fought to maintain a 3-3 tie after the second. Barr had Perth on the board for the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Âżrst goal, assisted by Smyth and Tanner Knight. Ottawa then tied the match about six minutes later. Jacob Lyon gave Perth the go-ahead goal with 2:19 on the clock, helped out by Alex MacLean and Smyth. Matt Veaudry had Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only goal of the second period with Clancy and Kane picking up assists. In the third, Clancy, Kane, McGillivary and Shaw assisted on Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pair of markers for the 5-3 win. In the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last game before the break, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll host Arnprior on Friday night at 7:45 p.m. The Âżnal game of the year will be a home game on Dec. 28 against Renfrew, also at 7:45 p.m.


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Hugh Colton of Town and Country Chrysler, Karen Fox of Perth Tourism, Perth town Coun. Beth Peterkin, Wendy Quarington, Christine Lyons, chair of the board of directors of the Perth Blue Wings, and other supporters, show off just some of the food collected for the Build-a-Mountain of Food campaign at the Perth arena on Dec. 14.

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LITTLE SHOOTER As Christine Lyons, president of the Perth Blue Wings’ board of directors, gives direction, two-year-old Karson Hickey-Walker adjusts his helmet before taking to the ice for the shoot-the-puck competition during an intermission at the Blue Wings’ home game against the Ottawa Junior Canadians on Friday, Dec. 14. This makes Hickey-Walker, here held by his father, Lee Walker, the youngest-ever shoot-for-the-puck participant. Below, Perth Blue Wing Alex MacLean, right, and Lee Walker, offer encouragement on the ice to the youngster during the shootthe-puck competition.

EMC News - Fans of the Perth Blue Wings – and, yes, travelling fans of rival Ottawa Junior Canadians – met the challenge presented to them by the Build a Mountain of Food drive at the home game on Friday, Dec. 14, by donating 70,000 lbs. of food. About 405 lbs. was donated by Lanark Lodge, bringing the campaign up to a total of 69,325 lbs. going in to the drive at the arena. A donation of 270 lbs. by Perth Tourism put them over the top to more than 70,000 lbs. at game time, which was sponsored by Town and Country Chrysler in Smiths Falls and Lake 88 FM. The Perth Civitan Club also



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Rideau Cub Sled Dog race set for dry land in Newboro Jan. 12

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The start of the Scotch Run saw more than 60 participants who meandered through the Perth Golf Course.

A wee bit of run for the Scotch EMC Sports - Kieran Day, 20, of Ottawa is apt to make Perth his second home. Three-time winner of the World Record Perth Kilt Run, Day took to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest golf course and made the 8k run in a record time of 27:30. The Perth Running Goats Club organized another great race and Âżlled the lead car with produce for The Table. The wind and cold didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deter the 58 enthusiasts as the course wound its way over the crisp greens of the Perth Golf Course, twice along the Tay River and over hill over dale as they say. Starting under the canopy of the new Best Western Plus,

many dressed in full kilted regalia, one running the entire course holding the Scottish Ă&#x20AC;ag in celebration of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patron St. Andrews. The race was followed with a bottle of Famous Grouse for each male and female overall winner plus a kilted Stewart tartan purse for female winner, Sonia Tessier, and a Sgian Dubh. Day won a kilt knife. Scottish prizes, plaid Santa hats for all age category winners, Scottish biscuits, cheese platters, shortbread cookies graced the tables plus two engraved special scotch glasses donated by Gerald Geroux of the Irish Scot Tish Shop for answering skill testing ques-

tions. A special Scotch tasting event hosted by the Stone Cellar accompanied by scotch video discussions stirred up some great conversation and a great tasting experience. Every runner went home with a souvenir scotch glass. As one of the runners said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really enjoyed the event on Saturday. It far exceeded my expectations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was well organized and had great prizes. I have never won my age category and it was such a treat to get my hat!â&#x20AC;?

EMC Events - Organizers of the annual Rideau Cup Sled Dog and Skijoring Race are excited about the new date for this event - Jan. 12, 2013. Changing from February and a two day event, Race Marshall Martyn Rennick explained by having this one day, 25 mile, six dog team, mid-distance race for the dog sledders, this will be Âżrst on the circuit and therefore should entice a good number of competitors. The race will provide an opportunity to introduce their teams to winter racing prior to larger races held throughout the province. Also new this year is the route of the race. Previously competitors travelled Newboro Lake, sometimes causing the ofÂżcials concern as to the ice conditions. The event this time is an all-land route with a brand new starting gate located off Bay Street and Lakeside Lane near the United Church cemetery. This

will provide some great viewing opportunities for Newboro residents! Duane Ramsay, assistant to Rennick has encouraged offering both novice and experience skijoring races. The four-mile course is ideal for the Âżrst race of the season, and offers an excellent terrain for all levels of racers. Individuals on cross country skis are harnessed to one or two dogs to race over the route located between Newboro and Crosby. Chair Brian Patterson is very excited with the new venue. Breakfast will be served in the Newboro Community Hall starting at 7:30am, a canteen will be on site at the new starting gate and a full course roast beef dinner will follow the award presentations late in the afternoon in the hall. All proceeds will go toward the Rideau Cup and the Newboro Community Hall. Notwithstanding, everyone is encouraged to enjoy a meal and meet

the mushers! The purse has remained the same: $6,000 to be shared between all racers. New this year will be a Racers Choice Award and a Volunteerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Award. Training for all volunteers helping with the race is planned for Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00pm in the Newboro Hall. If folks are interested in helping, call Patterson at 613-272-3059. Over 70 volunteers make this event successful. Since the Âżrst race in 2008, and a second one-day race in 2009, winter weather being as unpredictable as it is, has caused the race to be cancelled. With the new date of Jan. 12 and the new all-land race route, event planners are hoping for a really successful event. But just in case, an alternate â&#x20AC;&#x153;race dayâ&#x20AC;? is planned for Feb. 23. More is available at www. under â&#x20AC;&#x153;linksâ&#x20AC;? and Newboro Dog Sled Race.

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Ministry to reply to clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walleye stocking proposal By STACEY ROY


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Bob Bergmann, regional ďŹ sheries biologist for southern region, holds up two deďŹ nitive books about the stocking and management of walleye in lakes and rivers during the Dec. 12 meeting at the Westport ďŹ sh hatchery. seasons. Mike Fry of WAOA said the ministry has committed to Âżxing the waterspout, but discussions with Parks Canada and the ministry are ongoing to see if they can ensure stable water levels for a period of one month during spawning season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big challenge for us,â&#x20AC;? Fry said. Bill Stillwell, of Big Rideau Lake Association noted he and other Âżshermen have noticed smaller walleye catches in the waters, which indicates natural production is taking place, but the concern is growth isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happening fast enough for communities and businesses who rely on the tourism Âżsh-

A formal answer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expected until after the new year, but ministry biologists who attended last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting sited a number of pre-requisites including a demonstrated depressed Âżsh population and an environment that would be supportive of walleye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the lake doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a problem then stocking is not an option,â&#x20AC;? added Bob Bergmann, regional Âżsheries biologist for southern region of Upper Rideau lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the population is considered at least viable.â&#x20AC;? What isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t viable is the situation of Ă&#x20AC;uctuating water levels the club has experienced during the last two spawning

ing brings to the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more people we have coming here the better it is for everybody, but we need Âżsh,â&#x20AC;? Stillwell added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we need to keep the local businesses going.â&#x20AC;? The clubs are willing to provide some funding if the MNR will approve a shortterm Âżve-year agreement with the WAOA to stock Âżsh in either the Big Rideau or Upper Rideau Lakes. Another request is to have access to fry or eggs from White Lake hatchery. Bendig said she will look into this, but the club would only get fry or eggs if they were not needed for White Lake and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be counted on annually. This request was made in recognition of the age of club volunteers who each spring stand in the cold waters to catch Âżsh for stocking. The impact of global warming and the presence of a variety of Âżsh in area lakes will mean a new normal for Âżsh populations going forward.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is changing our lakes irreversibly,â&#x20AC;? Bergmann added of climate change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chances are weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never get that back at least not to the level it was 30 years ago.â&#x20AC;? He noted the addition of zebra muscles in the lakes is clearing up the water and making it harder for the walleye to exist. The biologists noted almost all walleye populations in the region have had stocking done at one time or other. In fact, a report is pending that will tell biologists if there are any walleye in the region that could be considered native to area lakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rideau system has a chance to beâ&#x20AC;? included Berg-

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mann said. He encouraged the club to have a long-term plan for the Westport hatchery if they wished to invest in the infrastructure, to which Mike Fry of WAOA expressed their vision for the hatchery to be the hub for put, grow and take lakes in the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is free labour,â&#x20AC;? Fry said. Before this project gets underway Bendig had some project suggestions for the club, including monitoring the nearby islands in the spring to see if walleye are spawning there. This could strengthen the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal for stocking if those newly added Âżsh have a place to multiply naturally.

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EMC News - Members of the Westport Area Outdoor Association (WAOA) can see themselves growing into being the source for stocking walleye in eastern Ontario, but must wait for the Ministry of Natural Resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MNR) response next month before moving forward. Representatives from the WAOA, the Big Rideau Lake Association and the Rideau Lakes Environmental Fund attended a Dec. 12 meeting at the Âżsh hatchery in Westport with ministry biologists to see if they would get clearance to stock walleye in Big Rideau Lake or the Upper Rideau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to add to the production thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already there and enhance it,â&#x20AC;? noted Doug Good of the Big Rideau Lake and Rideau Lakes Environmental Fund. Anne Bendig, MNR biologist in the Kemptville ofÂżce, noted stocking has been done a number of times since 1995 resulting in the natural spawning Âżshing enthusiasts are seeing. She added changes to the regulations on what size of female walleye can be pulled from the lake will come into effect January 2013 making it allowable to harvest 10-20 inch walleye only and keeping the larger Âżsh with more eggs in the water to reproduce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re now going to have that added to our tool kit,â&#x20AC;? Bendig added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to make a big impact in eastern Ontario as well.â&#x20AC;? For some time the Westport hatchery has been stocking Sand Lake (that is stocked for Âżshing enthusiasts to take them out) in the village of Westport and are hoping next year to move beyond this lake to other eastern Ontario areas following approval from the ministry.

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The ground-breaking ceremony for the latest expansion of Carolina Retirement Suites took place Monday, Dec. 10. Shown here taking part in the celebration are (left to right) Diane Chillingworth, Marketing Manager Carolina Retirement Suites; Tracey Foster, General Manager, Carolina Retirement Suites; Beryl Collingwood, Regional Director of Operations, BayBridge Senior Living; John Fenik, Mayor of Perth; Keitha Kidd-Scott, Carolina resident; Kirk Hoppner, Chairman and President of Nautical Lands Group; Tom Musgrave, Carolina resident; John Gemmell, Deputy Mayor of Perth; and Ed Bellman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Controller, Nautical Lands Group. Photo by RYLAND COYNE

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ith construction of phase three now under way, Carolina Retirement Suites continues to build on its stellar reputation across the region. The luxurious riverfront facility, located in the heart of historic Perth, Ont., hosted the ground-breaking ceremony Monday, Dec. 10 for its newest 55-suite addition. Joining in the celebration were residents Keitha KiddScott and Tom Musgrave along with ofďŹ cials from Carolina Retirement Suites, Nautical Lands Group and BayBridge Senior Living. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are excited to expand our community, certainly to include new amenity spaces which we are really looking forward toâ&#x20AC;Ś but also additional residence suites,â&#x20AC;? announced Tracey Foster, General Manager at Carolina Retirement Suites, to dozens of residents gathered indoors following the ground-breaking. In describing the changes to be completed in 2013, Foster pointed to a package of detailed designs showing the proposed four-storey, 55-unit, (989 square-metre) expansion and the singlestorey link that will serve as the new entrance off Alma Street. In addition to the new suites, she said she is particularly excited about added amenities including a games room, theatre, ďŹ tness room and spa/salon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so looking forward to getting these additional spaces arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we residents?â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be able to have a theatre and games room. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve loved this area that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in right now as our lounge and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always called it home. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so looking forward to adding these additional areas on.â&#x20AC;? Speaking on behalf of CEO and President Douglas MacLatchy, Beryl Collingwood, Regional Director of Operations with BayBridge Senior Living noted how â&#x20AC;&#x153;thrilledâ&#x20AC;? she was to be able to attend the ground-breaking. A new venture just initiated in 2010, BayBridge Senior Living was started by the Ontario Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pension Plan as a way to invest in the senior living industry, she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our aim in expanding Carolina Retirement Suites is, of course, to add additional rooms so more seniors could call this beautiful place home,â&#x20AC;? Collingwood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But also, we wanted to create more beautiful living areas, lovely environments, wonderful amenities, and to be able to provide a greater level of care to our residents.â&#x20AC;? She explained BayBridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission â&#x20AC;&#x153;is to provide worldclass stewardship of the relationships entrusted to us by our residents and their families, our team members and our ďŹ nancial partners,â&#x20AC;? listing its guiding values as: â&#x20AC;˘ treating each senior with dignity and respect



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