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EMC News - The decision Capt. Gareth Carter made more than 20 years ago to join the Canadian military was done with the intent of making the most of his potential in the service of his country. This dedication has recently been recognized by the Canadian government. When Lt.-General Alain Parent, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) deputy commander visited the Canadian servicemen and women at the Oklahoma base Dec. 6 he came with 13 medals in tow - three of which were meant for Capt. Carter. For the past few years the Smiths Falls native has worked with a small group of Canadians as an aerospace control officer in that U.S. state. These individuals are responsible for the aerospace surveillance, warning and control of airborne objects in Canadian airspace. “It’s an honour to fly with the unit,” Capt. Carter said, adding the honour extends to his ability to serve Canada as a whole. Capt. Carter’s service has taken him out of the safety of North America to places like Kandahar, Afghanistan and the Gulf of Mexico. The General Service Medal - SouthWest Asia - recognizes his 2008 mission to Kandahar and his part in Operation Enduring Freedom. This medal recognizes individuals who provide direct support in the presence of an armed enemy. The second is an operational service medal known as Expedition and acknowledges his overseas efforts in Operation Caribbe in the Gulf of Mexico. Here, Capt. Carter provided support for a counter narcotic operation. When speaking with the Record News in a recent telephone interview, Capt. Carter noted the medals and acknowledgement aren’t why he performs his duties – he does it because it is how he wants to serve his country. That being said, he is grateful for the recognition and accepts it on behalf of his wife and children. “When I get the medals it doesn’t just recognize the operation I was supporting, it also recognizes my family,” Capt. Carter said.

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On Dec. 6, 2012 Lt.-General Alain Parent, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) deputy commander (left) greets Capt. Gareth Carter and his wife, Christina at the military base in Oklahoma where they are stationed. Capt. Carter received two service medals and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada over the last 23 years. Inset, are the medals received. No medal does this better than the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal he received Dec. 6. The jubilee medal is given to subjects of the commonwealth who exemplify the Queen’s volunteer spirit and dedication. The jubilee medal marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year as head of the English monarchy and is a fitting tribute to this Canadian military family though no one in the family knows who submitted their names for the honour. “It was kind of a surprise to me,” Capt. Carter added. “It was nice to see.” When Carter is sent abroad on his support missions he can be gone for four-to-seven months at a time leaving his wife to hold down the fort at home. He thanks the military for its re-integration programs that are available on base to help families come together after such a prolonged period

of absence. “It’s hard to let go,” Capt. Carter said. This is true both for the military member who has worked for months in tense situations and family members who have assumed re-

sponsibility around the house. The entire family (while not all in uniform) serves Canada in a variety of ways and Capt. Carter is pleased he could share his medals with his family. Capt. Carter began his

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EMC News - The record setting snowfall looked a lot nicer once it stopped last week, as these scenes around the area show. Above, a farm in Rideau Lakes Township is hidden among the pines, to the right, a back road scene from the Delta area, and above, these picnic tables at the EMC office were dwarfed in the banks of the white stuff. There is nothing but sunny skies with some periods of cloud through the weekend in the Smiths Falls area according to the Weather Network.

OPP caution winter motorists Drivers - please adjust your driving habits. Allow extra time travelling to and from destinations in winter and don’t forget to slow down. Travel below the posted limit in winder driving conditions. Leave ample space between vehicles. Always assume road conditions will be slippery in winter. If your vehicle breaks down never stop on the roadway. If possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay

in it until rescuers arrive. In a winter storm, vehicles do provide some shelter, especially if you have equipped your car with a proper survival kit. Travelling even short distances in a winter storm can be extremely dangerous due to the possibility of hypothermia and disorientation. It is recommended that stranded motorists stay with their vehicle until rescuers arrive. Use a cell phone to call for help and try to give an ac-

curate description of your location. Any decision to leave a vehicle in the midst of a winter storm must be taken very carefully and all factors considered. When running your vehicle to keep warm, it is absolutely essential to keep all snow clear of the exhaust pipe to ensure carbon monoxide does not pose a danger. Plan, prepare and be smart. This is a message from the Ontario Provincial Police.




EMC News - Plan your trip and visit the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario website for road conditions at: or call 1-800-268-4686. Check the current weather conditions and the forecast. Dress for winter even though you will be in your car just in case you become stranded. Carry a cell phone. Ensure you have a survival kit in your vehicle. For a description of a winter driving survival kit visit: http://www. winterdrive/winterdrive/shtml. Recommended items include a shovel, blanket, booster cables, flashlight, high energy foods, matches and candle. Put winter tires on your vehicle. Ensure that your heater and defroster is working properly. Check all your lights including your hazards. Clear all windows of ice and snow. Fill up your windshield fluid and make sure its working properly. Equip your car with an ice scraper and snow brush. Keep your fuel tank at least half full - just in case you are stranded and to prevent condensation. Make sure your vehicle is fully serviced to avoid unnecessary breakdowns.

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Enjoy a wee breath of Scotland in Middleville EMC News - In honour of Robbie Burns’ Day an afternoon of Scottish celebration is once again planned at the Middleville Community Centre (4203 Wolf Grove Road) on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. This year the MCCA is pleased to welcome renowned Celtic fiddler and songstress Sarah Burnell who comes from Ottawa, but her fiddle roots may be found in the music of the Scottish Highlands, Cape Breton, Ireland, and Quebec. Her energetic fiddle style possesses a youthful exuberance, grounded in her strong

classical training. She is also an accomplished young singer, and will be performing several beautiful Celtic ballads. She will be accompanied by two members of the Sarah Burnell Band. Enjoy a wee breath of Scotland in the midst of the lovely Lanark highlands: Celtic tunes, highland dancing, a Scottish singalong, and of course the pipes, along with a menu that includes whiskey marmalade ice cream, shortbread, coffee and soft drinks — even a taste of haggis too! Join in for some tradi-

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Canadian Taxpayers Federation releases tax changes for 2013 sion Plan contributions are going up $49.50 to $2,356.20, with the employer’s share jumping an identical amount. The total CPP payroll tax rises to $4,712.40. “Politicians who talk about boosting CPP benefits never talk about the $4,712.40 they’re already taking from workers to pay for the pensions we have now,” said Thomas. Combined CPP and EI payroll taxes now total $6,851.09, an increase of $222.11. For full details on payroll tax changes in 2013, visit Payroll.Taxes_.Backgrounder.2013.pdf. The CTF is Canada’s largest taxpayer advocacy organization with over 79,000 supporters. Established in 1990, it is a federally incorporated not-for-profit, non-partisan, organization. The CTF is dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government.


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Still time to register for Perth Legion’s zone sports EMC News - Mary Teresa Beesley reports that the regular meat draws will start again the last Saturday of each month beginning Jan. 26, and will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and if they may bring a musical instrument to help entertain. The next Ladies Auxiliary meeting has been changed to Thursday, Jan 10, at which time a special draw will be held for those who hold dual membership in both the LA and Legion. The prize will be a special lapel pin. Thanks goes out to all persons who helped with entertainment at the Saturday Jamborees during the past year. With the help of these talented individuals, we were able to continue these events and also to make them successful. Those who brought refreshments are also thanked. Jeanette Buker reminds us that signup sheets for several Zone Sports are posted in the Members’ Lounge.

Branch 244 News Darts takes place on Jan. 12 in Smiths Falls; Euchre is on Feb. 18 in Arnprior; and FivePin Bowling, both regular and senior six-person teams, is held Jan. 19 in Smiths Falls. Tickets for the Ladies’ Auxiliary Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance are selling so fast that Florence Doran suggests you should contact her at 613267-3069, or Gertie Crawford at 613-267-1714, as soon as possible. Coming Event Summary Saturday, Jan. 26 – Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance. Saturday, Jan. 26 – Saturday Meat Draw. Days of Yore ‌ From The Perth Courier, Oct. 6, 1966: “On September 10, an historical plaque commemorating Herbert Taylor Reade, V.C., was un-

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Jobs and economy must be top priorities in 2013: MPP says By STEVE CLARK Leeds-Grenville MPP

EMC News – January is a month we all look forward to because we usher in a new year full of possibilities with the excitement that accompanies any new beginning. For Leeds-Grenville, 2013 dawns with many challenges and opportunities awaiting us in the year ahead. As the year begins with the opening of a new calendar, I believe we can face those challenges and opportunities confident in our ability to succeed. Over the past year, it has been my privilege as MPP for Leeds-Grenville to work with elected officials, business leaders, and citizens of all ages and from all walks of life on many projects. Without fail, I have seen how these individuals are committed to working in their own way – and collectively – to help our riding realize its great potential. We’ve celebrated some tremendous success, even though we know there is more work to be done. As I said at the recent Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Summit in North Grenville, our region has worked hard to lay the foundation for making tourism a powerful generator of jobs and investment in every corner of the riding. This year will continue to see new festivals, events and entertainment added to a calendar that already gives tourists a reason to visit our part of the province year-round. In 2013, the excitement will include the opening this summer of Brockville’s Aquatarium. I’m convinced that with the same commitment to work together and realize that investment in any part of LeedsGrenville benefits every part of the United Counties, we can start to rebuild our manufacturing and industrial sector. As MPP, my major role in that effort is ensuring Ontario gets its economic fundamentals right – starting with a balanced budget and reduced debt. Only then can we protect the things that have historically made our province a place for investment: services like health care, education and the roads and bridges that

MPP Steve Clark are the backbone of our infrastructure. Unless we fix our finances, we know the threat of higher taxes will kill jobs today and prevent companies from feeling the confidence they need to hire people tomorrow. The prorogation of the Ontario legislature in October by Premier McGuinty made the situation worse because it left our province in limbo at a time when strong action and leadership was needed. Some of that uncertainty will finally end in late January when a new premier takes office. Still, it remains to be seen when the Legislature will be recalled and, most important, whether we’ll see a commitment from the government to work with the Opposition on real solutions to our province’s economic problems. Last March, my Private Member’s Bill to proclaim Oct. 13 as Major-General Sir Isaac Brock Day received Royal Assent. It was a tremendous honour that it happened during the War of 1812 bicentennial year. It was also the second consecutive year I’ve been part of a successful Private Member’s Bill. Those two bills passed because I worked with MPPs from the other two political parties. So I know what can be accomplished through such non-partisan co-operation. While I’m hopeful the new premier will show that spirit of co-operation when it comes to jobs and the economy, I’m also prepared to draw a line and oppose any plan that doesn’t take the bold steps that are absolutely necessary. We’ve waited too long to take these steps and it would be irresponsible to allow the

government to continue its foot-dragging. Although I share the frustration and anger I’ve heard from constituents since Premier McGuinty took his timeout, I’ve used this prorogation period as an opportunity to meet with a number of groups from the riding and get some great ideas for job creation. This work continues as I’ll be welcoming PC MPPs Garfield Dunlop and Vic Fedeli to Leeds-Grenville in the coming weeks to discuss two important factors in Ontario’s economic success: skilled trades and affordable energy. These follow roundtable meetings I held last year with MPP Toby Barrett to discuss social services reform, MPP Jane McKenna on youth issues and MPP Jim McDonell on wind turbines. As for my priorities for Leeds-Grenville in the year ahead, at the top of that list is continuing to work closely with the mayor and council in both the Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands to keep the Thousand Islands Casino right here where it belongs. I’m pleased Senator Bob Runciman and MP Gord Brown are also deeply involved in the effort to not only retain those 400 jobs in our community, but to turn the threat into an opportunity by making the case for expanding this successful gaming facility. Doing so will create new jobs and bring new investment into Leeds-Grenville. As always, I’m eager to hear from you and I remain committed to providing service to residents in all corners of the riding. I will continue constituency office hours on Wednesdays at the North Grenville Municipal Centre from 9 to 11 a.m. and Prescott Town Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Fridays at Westport Town Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. and the Emergency Services Building in Gananoque from 1 to 3 p.m. You can also contact me any time by email at info@ or by calling 613-342-9522 (1-800267-4408). Let me also take this opportunity to wish everyone in Leeds-Grenville a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.

Visit secret gardens in England EMC News - Tour the secret gardens of England with the Perth & District Horticultural Society at the annual Film Night on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Perth and District Collegiate Institute’s Auditorium on 13 Victoria Street, Perth. We all know a treasure trove of gardens, both formal and informal, can be found all over the United Kingdom but in this video, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of sixteen of the least known but most intriguing small gardens in England. The tour includes the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens, the architectural garden of Castle Tor, the sub-tropical plant life of Overbecks and thirteen other gorgeous gems. Titchmarsh, is a well-known English gardener, broadcaster and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media

personality through appearances on gardening programmes. This video is beautifully produced and shows off each garden and its special features to best advantage. Not a bad way to spend a snowy evening! So, if you are already dreaming of soft summer evenings among beautiful blooms or want to take a break from the treadmill, please join us for a summery break on January 8th for PDHS’s Film Night. Everyone is welcome to attend. Non-members are asked to pay $3 at the door. Since membership in the PDHS is only $10 per year why not consider joining? We have monthly speakers, social events, a beautiful Yearbook, 10 per cent discount at local nurseries and a myriad of other advantages. Submitted by the Perth and District Horticultural Society.

Nominations sought for Prime Minister volunteer awards EMC News - Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville today reminds community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards was recently announced by Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. “The Government of Canada is proud of all the Canadians whose voluntary work enriches our communities and exemplifies all that makes Canada such a great country,” Finley noted in a press release. “The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards are a celebration of their leadership, dedication, innovation and expertise.” The call for nominations is open between Dec. 20, 2012, and March 1, 2013. The regional component recognizes individual volunteers or groups of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The national component is divided into two categories: one for life-long achievement and one for new volunteers.

Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony, and can identify an eligible not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award). “The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that help make communities stronger,” Brown noted. “There are many deserving award recipients in this region, but someone must nominate them.” A nominator may be any person or organization with direct knowledge of the nominee’s contribution. The first recipients of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards were recognized at an awards ceremony held on Dec. 14, 2012, in Ottawa. Visit for more information about the awards and to access the online nomination form.

2013 Recipe for Financial Success A new year and a time for renewal - the time when many people look into their past and future and resolve to make changes for the better. Your overall quality of life is directly related to the overall quality of your finances so getting your financial life in order should be near the top of your list. Here are ten essential financial planning tips to make that resolution a 2013 reality. 1. Set a budget and stick to it. Take a critical look at your income and expenses and set a realistic monthly budget that includes an amount for saving and investing. 2. Get your debt under control and keep it there. Develop good spending habits and use debt wisely. Always pay off credit cards and other high-cost, non-tax deductible debt first. 3. Maximize RRSP contributions. Investing in RRSP eligible investments is the best tax-sheltered savings builder for most Canadians. Strive to make maximum contributions for faster and bigger potential investment growth. 4. Develop an education savings plan for your children .A tax-sheltered, compoundgrowth Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) eligible investments is an excellent way to cover escalating education costs and give your kids a head start on life. 5. Be a prudent money man-

Manage Your Money ager. Carefully consider each dollar before it’s gone. Start with a careful and critical assessment of your life goals and your income and set aside enough on a regular basis to achieve those goals. 6. Check and revise your insurance coverage to match changing needs. As your life changes your need for income protection and estate planning changes. Be sure your insurance coverage keeps pace. 7. Make ‘tax-efficient’ investment decisions. Certain investments are more tax-efficient than others. For example, interest income is taxed significantly higher than dividends and capital gains – so it’s often better to hold investments that earn dividends and capital gains outside your RRSP eligible investments and interest-earning investments inside it. Take advantage of the Tax-Free Savings Plan (TFSA) eligible investments, which allows investment income to grow and be eventually received on a tax-free basis. 8. Establish an asset allocation plan that complements your financial planning needs. An effective asset allocation plan delivers a portfolio that includes

the right balance of assets from the three asset categories -- cash, fixed income investments and equities -- for steadier long-term growth. 9. Minimize your taxes. Take advantage of all the tax deductions and tax credits available to you including moving expenses, childcare expense, tuition fees, medical expenses, charitable donations, and safety deposit box charges. 10. Develop a financial plan and stick to it. A consolidated financial plan – and the common sense and discipline to stick to it – plus the help of a professional advisor will keep you on track to achieving your dreams. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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EMC Editorial - ’Tis cold and flu season. The sound of ‘cough, cough’, and ‘sniffle sniffle’ can be heard as folks stock up on facial tissues to carry with them in their pockets. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has announced there are many cases of influenza in our area as well as in other parts of Eastern Ontario. They are keeping up their monitoring of the yearly virus. According to, “Colds tend to produce runny nose, congestion, sore throat. Influenza is more pronounced in that it infects the lungs, the joints and causes pneumonia, respiratory failure and even death.” The health unit calls the flu a serious viral illness which also results in fever, cough, headache, muscle soreness, sore throat and stuffy nose. The flu may also cause other illnesses to become worse, in particular those which involve the heart or lungs. All that hacking and sneezing helps the virus spread its tentacles easily. The health unit advises those who aren’t sick to avoid contact with those who are and to wash their hands frequently. To those who are sick, the suggestion is to stay at home – avoid workplaces and crowded locations, cover your face when coughing and sneezing and wash hands often. To the workaholics, perhaps putting your feet up and resting under some blankets will not only benefit you, but also the co-workers at your offices and workplaces. Another way the virus is dispersed from one person to another is via direct contact with, according to the health unit, surfaces or objects such as clothing, toys, eating utensils, all of which can carry germs. Cleaning areas of the home that may be touched often will limit any transfer of germs – areas such as door knobs, counter tops or banisters. And of course, for those who have not received their flu vaccine for this year, there is still time. Those wishing to get their shot have the option of calling their doctor, as most offices carry a supply of the vaccine, or even attending certain pharmacies. For those wishing specifics or further information on either influenza or its vaccine, please visit the Health Unit’s website at, or call the Health Action Line at 613-345-5685 or 1-800-660-5853.

Gathering ice blocks always gave young Mary a chill EMC Lifestyle – For reasons which escape me today, I was always home from school on the day Father went to the Bonnechere to bring ice in from the ice house. I think now, it was because Mother knew how very anxious I was when Father went to the river, and in my childish mind, I was sure I could save him from any disaster if I too was on the Bonnechere. Father had been watching the river for weeks. And then one day he went down with the auger and burrowed a hole to see how thick the ice was in the very centre of the river where the water was the deepest. It was ready. It was time to bring in the blocks of ice for the ice house. Through necessity, the ice house was always built on the north side of the barn. This protected it from the sun. It was a small, black building, not much bigger than the smoke house, with no windows, only a narrow door just wide enough to allow one body inside with the big iron ice-tongs.

Now the day had arrived when Father would go to the river with the flat bottom sleigh and the team of horses, and the tools he needed for cutting out the ice. I was filled with both dread and admiration. I lived in fear that Father would slip into one of the holes from which he had taken a block of ice, and be lost forever. And at the same time, I marveled at how this single day would provide us with ice for the rest of the winter, and if we were lucky, until this same exercise was repeated the next year. If I was with him, I figured I could look after him and make sure he was safe. What I could do, I had no idea. But just being with him, I knew would keep him safe. I was bundled up like a mummy, and Father wore a second pair of bib overalls over his winter clothes. His big cowhide mitts covered two pairs of wool mitts, a fur hat with the ear lugs down was tied securely under his chin, his pipe, as always hung loosely from his mouth, and we were ready for the trip

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across the back field, down the other side of the West Hill to the Bonnechere. The ice on the river cracked and snapped under the sleigh. I fervently prayed the horses, sleigh and Father and I wouldn’t end up on the bottom of the river. We came to the very centre of the Bonnechere. And then the long process began. Father, using the auger, burrowed four holes, forming a square into the ice. Then, with the needle-nosed saw, he cut a swath from one hole to the other three. This was when I was filled with dread, because I knew what was coming. Once the square was freed from the water, the block instantly flew from the water, sometimes rising above the very ice we

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stood on, splashing great gushes of water all around. Most of it landed right on Father. Now the block was ready to be hauled out and put on the sleigh. This step was repeated until the sleigh was covered with blocks and they were piled three deep. Here, I took on a new fear. What if the sleigh was so weighted down, the horses, the sleigh, the cut blocks of ice, and I went to the bottom of the Bonnechere? By the time the last block was heaved onto the top row of ice, Father’s overalls were slick with frozen water. It was all he could do to climb onto the front of the sleigh and head the horses back to the ice house.

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As soon as we were on firm ground, I said my silent prayer of thanks that we had been saved from a freezing death in the bottom of the Bonnechere. Father’s work was far from over. Once back at the ice house, he had to unload the blocks, one at a time, each probably weighing in at 100 pounds, and place them in rows inside. Father could hardly walk upright with the weight of his frozen overalls. But he was not ready to change into dryer clothes yet. The horses had to be put in the barn, fed and bedded. Only then did he head for the house and the warmth of the kitchen. Mother had to strip him of the frozen outer layer, and the overalls were draped over the wood-box to melt and dry. The brothers would be pressed into service on Saturday, as they headed to the sawmill, to bring back load after load of sawdust and cover the blocks in the ice house. The sawdust was free, the owner of the mill glad to be rid of it.

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And so, for another winter, and hopefully well over the summer, we would have ice for the ice box in the kitchen of that old log house. We considered ourselves very privileged indeed to have the big oak Barnett bought by grandfather who couldn’t understand how anyone could survive without an ice box. After that day on the Bonnechere, and after his supper, Father, completely spent of every ounce of energy, would go to his usual spot in the kitchen. He would settle into the rocking chair in front of the Findlay Oval, lift his stockinged feet onto a cushion on the oven door, and promptly fall asleep. The Ottawa Farm Journal, or the Family Herald and Weekly Star would have gradually slipped from his gnarled hands. I would watch his gentle breathing and I would be filled with such caring. Again I would say my prayers of grateful thanks that Father had survived another day of bringing in the ice from the Bonnechere.

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Liberal association president endorses Wynne EMC News – Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne welcomed the support recently of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington Ontario Liberal Association president Roger Martin in her campaign to be Ontario Liberal leader and Premier. “I first met Kathleen at an event in my riding in 2009, when I was new to the provincial Liberal scene,” said Martin. “I arrived a little late, and she immediately got up from the table and came over to introduce herself and shake my hand. What a welcome. What a first impression. I thought here’s a politician who gets it, who understands the value of people and the importance of mak-

ing them feel welcome.” “Kathleen’s ability to connect and draw people in is genuine and it’s what our party and Ontario needs at this time to move forward,” he continued. “That’s why I’m proud to endorse Kathleen Wynne as the next Leader of our Party and the next Premier of Ontario.” “I’m honoured and excited to welcome Roger’s support,” said Wynne. “Our momentum continues to grow across Ontario.” Wynne was elected as a school trustee in 2000 to defend Ontario schools from Harris PC cuts. She was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003 and served as Minister of Education, Transportation, Aboriginal Affairs, and Municipal Affairs & Housing.


EMC News - Tracy Smith and Cathy Blaine celebrated 10 years in the doggie daycare business in September, 2012. Here they pose with their two dogs at their Port Elmsley home. The Rainbow Doggie Daycare is a nokennel experience for dogs only. They have a huge fenced back yard though, and their guest four-legged friends are part of their home. Whether you leave your pets with them for a few hours a day (under four hours is $15) or for overnight stays as long as six months ($30 per day), the women specialize in caring for geriatric canines who have special medical needs.

MPP Randy Hillier says it’s time to get Ontario back to work islation similar to the proposals in the Ontario PC white paper Paths to Prosperity – Flexible Labour Markets. “It’s time we put Ontario back to work. Legislators in Michigan are trying to put their state back to work. We should be doing the same and that’s hard when the Legislature is

prorogued,” Hillier said on Dec. 13. “Unlike Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals, Michigan’s Legislature and governor have stayed on the job. They have had a debate on how to bring jobs back to their rusting state. We should be having the same debate here.”

Included in the PC Party white paper are proposals to give unionized workers the choice of whether or not they want to be a member of the union. The proposals also prevent any worker from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment. “The PC Party and I have

brought forward a number of suggestions to put Ontario back to work in our Paths to Prosperity White Papers,” Hillier said. “We’ve brought forward ideas for debate like allowing people the option to be part of a union and its collective agreement or not. We’ve suggested reforming the Workplace Safety and

Insurance Board and getting rid of card-based certification.” “We have two paths forward. We can choose the path of economic woes, of loss of employment and of Rustbelt-status. Or we can choose the path to prosperity,” he concluded. Submitted by the office of MPP Hillier.


EMC News – Ontario PC Labour Critic Randy Hillier (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington MPP) condemned the McGuinty government over its inaction to tackle our jobs and fiscal crises. On Dec. 11, the un-prorogued Michigan Legislature passed into law new labour leg-

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Religious education curriculum strengthened under new policy

Grade 10 students challenged to act justly On Wednesday, Nov. 28, more than 250 secondary school students, adult supervisors, trustees, special guests and board personnel gathered at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville for the 2012 Just Us Youth Day. The theme of this year’s event was “Courage to Act Justly”, an extension of our current board theme, ‘Shalom – Acting justly... Living peacefully... Celebrating joyfully!’ Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Marg SheaLawrence, Principal of Religious and Family Life Education, Jim Roberts, and student trustee Sean Fry, presented highlights of the symposium to the board of trustees. Co-planned by the Religious Education Department and the Student Senate, the symposium began in prayer with a beautiful Liturgy of the Word led by Notre Dame CHS Chap-

laincy Leader, Brenda Reinkeluers, and a team of students from Notre Dame. Director of Education, Bill Gartland, brought greetings on behalf of the board. Following prayer and greetings, a keynote address was delivered. The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Sheri Richer-Camillone. Last school year, while on a leave of absence from her job as Chaplaincy Leader at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, Richer-Camillone travelled to Uganda, where she lived and worked in an orphanage for three months with 40 beautiful children. By her own admission, Richer-Camillone fell in love with the children at the orphanage and yet her heart was particularly drawn to the women in the village, those who had no food, no shelter and no rights. Since her return from Africa, Richer-Camillone has found peace in sharing the stories of the people from the village – their struggles, their joys, their love and generosity. Participants were inspired by these stories of authentic faith, unfailing hope and boundless gratitude. Following the keynote speech, participants gathered for lunch, which was followed by an afternoon of social justice themes workshops. Eight workshops were offered simultaneously in two time periods: Breaking Down the Walls – The Occupation of Palestine; The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Human Rights; KAIROS – The Blanket Exercise; More Than Just a Beat; Ryan’s Well Foundation; and SchoolBOX. Each student preregistered prior to the event for two of the eight workshops.

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Following the two workshops, all participants gathered once again for a reflective closing Liturgy of the Word, provided by students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School in Russell, under the direction of Chaplaincy Leader, Chris Vonesch. The day concluded with a media presentation set to music which captured many special moments of the event. The day was a great experience in student leadership and student engagement.

the publishing of Beacons of Faith, a book which captures the history of Catholic education in eastern Ontario, and the Catholic schools in its boundaries. Submitted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

Dedication of boardroom at CDSBEO Kemptville board office The CDSBEO will be honouring former Director of Education, Greg McNally, through a dedication of the boardroom at the Kemptville board office, to be named the Greg McNally Boardroom. A formal dedication and celebration will be held on Jan. 21, which will include Mass, presided by Archbishop O’Brien of the Kingston Archdiocese. McNally has been an exemplary Catholic leader, with over 35 years of service in Catholic education. His contributions in Catholic education are far reaching. They include local, pro-

inSPIRE Church is excited to announce that beginning January 6, 2013 we will be meeting at our new location: Carambeck Community Centre 351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place Over the past year, we, at inSPIRE Church, have been privileged to serve our community in many practical ways, and it has always been our desire to have our church home located in Carleton Place. That door has finally opened up for us, and we are blessed to be able to hold services in the community that we call home! We have a vibrant children’s ministry that meets during our main service time, and a growing youth ministry that meets on Sunday nights as well. Would you be willing to come visit with us? You may find it hard to not come back!

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basis for the policy curriculum. Assessment is based on knowledge and skills; however, the program also has a “hope expectations” component, which are expectations that cannot be assessed. “Hope expectations” include attitudes, values, and one’s individual relationship with God, with moral decision making also being a critical piece. The document will have a very positive effect on Religious Education in the province, as a result of the new resources which will be developed to assist with its implementation. In addition to the grade level expectations for Grades 1 to 8, special features of the document include introductory materials, instructional strategies, assessment and evaluation resources and resources for program planning.

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EMC News – The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s (CDSBEO) board meeting held Dec. 18 at the board office in Kemptville. For many years, ICE (The Institute for Catholic Education) has provided Catholic secondary schools with the Ontario Catholic Secondary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education. A newly published policy document will now provide the same framework for the provincial elementary curriculum. This document is the result of a joint effort between the Institute for Catholic Education and the Education Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Marg SheaLawrence, and Principal of Religious and Family Life Education, Jim Roberts, provided an overview of the new policy document to the Board. The document, which covers grade level expectations for students in Grades 1 to 8, outlines specific instructional approaches which are based in two areas: religious education, which is school centred, and which focuses on religious literacy and presenting the Christian message, and secondly, catechesis, which focuses on educating learners to grow in faith, and to articulate that faith, through a deeper understanding, and articulation of it. The document groups learning expectations in six key strands: Believing, Celebrating, Living a Moral Life, Living in Communion, Living in Solidarity, and Praying. Teaching strategies, which include prayer and reflection, making connections with the life of the church, and research and inquiry, are the


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Some ‘leftover’ thoughts following the holidays Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

knowing I had removed a ton or two of the white stuff from the roof. I can’t recall having that much snow in late December for a long time. As for Christmas, Kathleen and I love having our adult children with us, no question about that. But we are also very used to our own company and our own routine. Two things about holiday visitors. Food and towels (not necessarily in that order) just seem to disappear. We were well provisioned but I don’t think I have ever made as many trips to the freezer in a six-day period. The washer and dryer also got an incredible workout. Good job we recently invested in new appliances. They were humming, believe me! With visitors in the house our usual seasonal entertainment also took a beating. We joined the HD television parade this year. The 1951 film

version of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ (starring the late, great Alastair Sim) is my favourite Christmas movie. But while Dad wanted to check out Scrooge on the big screen, No. 1 daughter was more interested in surfing the movie network channels for something modern. Have I ever told you that I hate vampire films? That goes double at Christmas. I’ve always known that my children and I have very different musical tastes. The age gap and all of that! My decision to play Christmas music performed by the choir from Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle didn’t exactly win rave reviews from the kids. When I decided to spin Roger Whittaker’s greatest hits on Boxing Day, voices of protest were raised. Come on guys, vinyl is making a comeback these days! Leftovers aplenty Speaking of leftovers, what would Christmas be without leftover turkey, potatoes and gravy, cranberries and the like? Christmas aside, it seems to me most young people today aren’t much into gravy. Still, I draw the line when it comes

to having wraps and salad two days after Christmas. If you don’t like leftovers then don’t come to our house in the days after the holidays. For Kathleen and me, leftovers rule following Christmas and New Year’s. On Dec. 27 our daughter and her boyfriend went to Stittsville to visit my parents. Heather and Indy live and work in St. John, New Brunswick so visits home are infrequent. The same day they called on a girlfriend of Heather’s in the east end of Ottawa who recently had a baby. I told them we would hold dinner (yes, it was leftovers) until they arrived home. I wasn’t surprised when Heather called and said they had decided to stop for “a late lunch� between visiting her grandparents and her friend Tanya. “We were hungry. So you guys go ahead with supper. We’ll be home by 8 or 8:30.� Personally, I think it was the leftovers. And we hadn’t even gotten to flaming turkey wings yet! Anyone who knows me will tell you I am no cook. But I am a turkey connoisseur. So, on the subject of leftovers I will offer my favourite post-Christmas (or New Year) recipe featuring

the remains of the turkey. In a casserole dish put a generous layer of leftover turkey on the bottom, combined with a small amount of diced, fresh onion. The onion is essential by the way. Then add a layer of your favourite pre-cooked vegetables. Peas and carrots are very good, but veggies of any kind will do. Over all of it pour one cup of gravy (the real stuff or the packaged variety both works well). Top with fresh biscuits. Homemade biscuits are best (Kathy makes wonderful biscuits). They can be baked with the casserole but it is easier to use pre-baked biscuits. Once you have the desired combination, place the casserole in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Just remember to add the required time if your biscuits are not pre-baked. Served over the now nicely browned biscuits and with more (biscuits) on the side this is arguably my favourite seasonal meal. Yes, even more so than the main turkey dinner on Christmas Day. My second favourite leftover meal is that old standby, the hot turkey sandwich. Honestly, it’s hard to beat! Our son Craig would give





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you an argument though. He’s among the modern gravy hating brigade! On Dec. 28 Craig headed back to his home in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven to tackle the snow drifts in his laneway and get his life in order – post Christmas! After he had loaded his car with the spoils of the season we said our goodbyes. “What are you having for supper tonight?� I inquired. “Anything but turkey,� was his reply. I reminded him we had only had turkey for three days running. “There’s a good three or four meals left in that bird yet.� “No thanks,� Craig offered. The nerve of some people’s kids! In closing this week “Happy New Year� to all EMC readers. May 2013 bring you everything you would wish for yourselves! Please share your thoughts and your column ideas with me this year. I enjoy hearing from everyone who takes the time to e-mail. I receive a lot of reader mail and I reply to as many as I can. My very best to all of you! If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at:


EMC News - This is the first edition of the paper after the busy Christmas/New Year season and somehow a little lighter fare seems in order. I’m calling this column “Holiday Leftovers!� Our children, son Craig and daughter Heather, along with Heather’s partner, were with us for Christmas. We had a wonderful time visiting with other family members and friends. And eating and eating. Good food always dominates the holiday season. Yes, it was a very enjoyable Christmas, despite what Mother Nature threw at us. All that snow looks beautiful, especially with the holiday lights illuminating it. But shoveling it and driving through it wasn’t much fun. I even had to clear part of our roof on Dec. 27. The wind had piled the white stuff a metre and a half deep on one part of the roof at the back of our house. Combined with what was already there the snow load was ridiculous. So off it came. Before shoveling the roof I received conflicting views on whether it was necessary? But I prefer not to take chances with something like the roof over our heads. I slept a little easier

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League while Gonu was acquired in a pre-holiday trade with division rival Kemptville 73’s, the last place side in the league overall. The team they are chasing for top spot in the Robinson Division, the Smiths Falls Bears, dropped two of three games in the final week prior to Dec. 25. They were blown out by the Stallions at Kanata Dec. 18, 7-1, and dropped a 5-3 decision to now league-leading Ottawa Jr. Senators on Dec. 22. They rode the hot hand of goalie Patrick Martin in a 4-1 win over Nepean Raiders Dec. 21. Martin made 45 stops and earned first-star honours in the

victory. Showcase competitive As for the recent Holiday Showcase, it was one of the most competitive events ever staged by the league. Ten of the 12 teams played two regular season contests between Friday afternoon Dec. 21 and Sunday night Dec. 23. Two clubs, Ottawa Junior Senators and Hawkesbury Hawks, had an even busier time during the annual extravaganza. They faced off in a make-up game Sunday, their third outing in as many days. Hawks surprised the league leading Sens 5-3, halting Ottawa’s win streak at 12. Underlining the competi-

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Dementia Connection ences, Alzheimer Society of Canada We can help Our Mission: The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County exists to help alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and to promote the search for the cause and cure. Living with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia can be confusing and overwhelming. You do not have to face this diagnosis alone. If you have questions, we will help find answers. If you need support, we offer individual or group support. If you want to learn more about the disease, we offer education workshops and seminars for caregivers, families and health care providers. If you want a day of respite, we offer Adult Day Programs in Perth, Smiths Falls, Lanark and Carleton Place. We Need Your Help According to a new study

commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the number of Canadians living with cognitive impairment, including dementia, now stands at 747,000 and will double to 1.4 million by 2031. With the increased need for our services comes the increased need for funding. Our Society receives partial funding from the government and we rely on fundraising efforts and donations to make up the 30% difference. Ways to Give Legacy of Life – Personal & Estate Giving is a means in which you can support an organization that has made a significant difference in your life or the lives of others. Fundraising Events – Attend or donate to our fundraising events. Events coming up in the New Year; • Walk for Memories in Smiths Falls January 19, 2013, • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on April 20, 2013 at

the Perth Civitan. • Golf for the Memories on August 19, 2013 at the Perth Golf Course and, • Coffee Break at various locations throughout Lanark County in September. We are currently planning events in Almonte and Carleton Place including a Walk for Memories in May, so watch the newspaper or our website; for more information. Host an Event in support of our Society - The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will be hosting a breakfast on our behalf on April 20, 2013. Air Miles – Collect Air Miles on behalf our Society. Stop by and pick up a card or we can mail one to you. Memoriam Donations Many families request that relatives and friends make an In Memoriam donation when they lose a loved one. It’s a meaningful way to express sympathy to the bereaved family. Monthly Donations - Set up a monthly donation through direct deposit, online at Canada Helps, post-dated cheques or by Credit Card. You determine an amount you are com-

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fortable with. General Donation – Make a gift of any size at any time. We can discuss donor recognition plans based on your gift. Monetary and In Kind gifts, with the exception of gift certificates are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. If you are interested in helping the Alzheimer Society with our fundraising efforts, please consider making a donation online at Canada Helps, by mail to 115 Christie Lake Rd. Perth, ON K7H 3C6 or by calling our office 613-2264-0307 or toll free at 1-800-511-1911. Your support makes a big difference in


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EMC News - For some people, the Alzheimer diagnosis is a shock. For others, there may be an initial sense of relief at finally being able to put a name to their symptoms. Whatever your immediate response to the diagnosis, over time, you will find yourself experiencing a variety of emotions. Denial: “Sometimes I think they made a mistake, I don’t have Alzheimer disease. I’m still functioning.� Anger: “It angers me that I can’t pull myself up.� Frustration: “I start talking to people, then I forget what I’m talking about; it blocks me.� Depression: “It’s all black.� Loneliness: “You are not in the circle but on the outside.� Acceptance: “I take it as it comes at this stage of the game.� Hope: “You have to fight. Hang on. One of these days they will find a cure.� Experiencing this range of emotions is a normal reaction. Each person responds to these changes in his or her own way. - From Shared Experi-


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Ontario losing millions in tobacco tax each year to contraband on reserves freedom-of-information request (FOI). The CAS is a formula that dictates how much unmarked tobacco can be officially sold in reserve ‘smoke shacks,’ tax-free to Status Indians. According to calculations done by the CTF, every smoker over the age of 15 on reserve would have to smoke 70 cigarettes per day, every day, in order for Status Indians on Ontario reserves to have legally purchased every single cigarette legally provided to smoke shacks through the allocation system.

“There are only two logical explanations here,” said Gregory Thomas, CTF federal and Ontario director. “Either we’re looking at some sort of unprecedented smoking epidemic on Ontario reserves, with every smoker puffing three packs a day or most of the taxfree tobacco is being sold at cut rates illegally to people who are not Status Indians.” With one half of one per cent of Ontario’s population, Ontario reserves account for six per cent

of the province’s official tobacco consumption, just through the allocation system. That does not count the sale of other contraband cigarettes, such as plastic bags of unmarked cigarettes. The CTF is recommending the Ontario government cut in half the allocation formula for providing tax-free cigarettes to smoke shacks, negotiate a tax-sharing agreement with the bands, review current tobacco tax levels and implement a cigar allocation system. According to the docu-

ments obtained through FOI, on-reserve smokers would have to be consuming 1,079 cigars a year, for all cigar sales to be legal. Ontario, Nunavut and the Yukon Territory are the only jurisdictions in Canada not to have a cigar allocation system for reserve smoke shacks. “You don’t find everyone on reserve with a stogie in their mouth, telling you it’s their third of the day,” continued Thomas. “It’s clear the vast majority of cigars are being sold tax-free to people who are not Status Indians.”

“Tobacco taxes should apply to all Canadians equally. We need to fix a system that feeds a black market that supports criminal activity,” continued Thomas. “With the federal and Ontario governments both running multi-year, multi-billion deficits, they can no longer turn a blind eye to the millions in lost tax revenue they should be collecting.” Submitted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.


EMC News – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a new report earlier this month showing that together the provincial and federal government are losing upwards of $1.1 billion annually in tobacco tax revenues due to contraband tobacco sales in Ontario alone. The report also examines the Ontario government’s Cigarette Allocation System (CAS) for on-reserve ‘smoke shacks.’ New data on the CAS has been obtained by the CTF from the Ministry of Finance through a

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Preparation In shallow dish, whisk together broth, mirin, two tbsp (25 mL) of the soy sauce, vinegar and half each of the ginger and garlic. Pour one third of a cup (75 mL) of the marinade into shal-

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All wheel drive vs 4 wheel drive vs Mother Nature

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key to most AWD systems is a unit called a viscous coupler. This device is located on the driveshaft going to the rear axle, or built onto the transmission, or on the rear axle itself on a primarily front-wheel drive vehicle and as its name suggests it connects or couples the front and rear axles so that in very poor traction conditions they both power the wheels. On dry roads with good traction the coupler is disengaged providing no traction to the rear wheels, but when the going gets slippery, the shaft leading into the coupler from the vehicle’s transmission will spin relatively faster than the wheels. This will heat up a special liquid inside the coupler causing it to expand and lock the unit’s internal clutches together transferring power to the rear wheels. With late model vehicles that use this system, an on-board computer will constantly monitor the AWD system and if any preset threshold relating to the risk of overheating or otherwise damaging the system is exceeded, the AWD will be shut down and a warning light will appear on the instrument panel. For vehicles without AWD but with any type of traction control, a similar failsafe system exists that has a similar effect to temporarily shut down the system to give it a chance to cool off so to speak. The key to avoid AWD system shut-downs and possibly a trip to your local service provider to check out your dash warning light(s) is speed (or rather the lack of it). When faced with a foot or two of thick white stuff covering your driveway or residential street, take it easy. Plowing

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It was one of those rare films where story, cast, effects, and direction all come together in perfect harmony. In terms of sheer dramatic power Lincoln was a masterpiece of filmmaking. Its cast was remarkable, and the story unfolded with passion and intensity while bearing the immense weight of history. So ends another year. Here’s to another one filled with spectacle, drama, and hopefully substance. Happy New Year.


EMC Entertainment - As I look back on the year in film there have been a lot of superheroes, quite a few spies, some vampires, some zombies, and even an alien or two. There’s been spectacle, there have been explosions and even been a bit of history. Ted was not my favourite film. I know it has its fans, but just because it’s a talking teddy bear telling them, it still doesn’t make used ‘Family Guy’ jokes funny. Dark Shadows, 21 Jump Street and Battleship were all colossal wastes of time. Yet as bad as they were they weren’t as bad as Red Dawn. Then there were the films that were bad but still fun to watch. These are those unique films that despite being awful are still entertaining. They’re our guilty pleasures and there were a few. Films like Lock Out, Goon, Dredd, and Underworld 3 all fit the bill. However the best of the worst had to be Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. Whether it was intentional or not this sequel was hysterical. This brings us to the best of the year. In narrowing down my list I found it difficult to say one film was better than another.

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Coming year to be one of continued celebration: Mayor By STACEY ROY

This week begins our annual two-week look back at the top headlines of 2012. — Page SF4, 5, 7, 8

Local boy named to provincial football team. — Page SF9

Minor hockey players take to ice in annual holiday tournament. — Page SF10

EMC News - The year 2012 in Smiths Falls was one of business expansion and grand openings and mayor Dennis Staples is optimistic the coming year will continue this positive trend. The expansion of Giant Tiger, Salvation Army church and thrift store, the redevelopment of both Tim Hortons, Burger King and Walmart speaks to the confidence the business sector has in the town. “These have been decisions that have been made in corporate boardrooms,” mayor Staples said. “I think that’s great for Smiths Falls.” In addition to the investment of existing businesses, the town has seen the grand opening of new facilities such as the new Eastern Region OPP office on Queen Street and the opening of the new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic on Abbott Street, which have positioned the town well to deal with the changes in health care across the province. In fact, the mayor is hopeful the town will add a new doctor to their community in 2013 following a successful talk with a prospective physician a few weeks ago. “She seemed to be very much interested in coming to Smiths Falls to work,” he reported. The announcement of a new turn-key clinic at Cornelia Court has helped to entice new doctors to consider the town and its quality of life for their family medicine practice. Construction continues to take place on this project with plans for it to open in 2013. “I think once that’s built and opened we’ll be well on our way” to solving the doctor shortage, the mayor said. Just as major projects like the hospital redevelopment and the grand opening of the splashpad at Lower Reach Park gave residents reason to cheer in 2012, community members and town staff have been working hard behind the scenes to set in motion a concrete plan for future growth and development for 2013

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Dennis Staples and beyond. Public meetings for the development of a downtown and waterfront plan, a pedestrian linkage study, the ongoing efforts to integrate new immigrants in town and the presentation of a Cultural plan toward the end of this year all support continued economic and community growth over the long term. “That will all be of great assistance to the town going forward in 2013,” the mayor said. One announcement the mayor is hoping to be part of in the coming year is the new tenant of the former Hershey plant. He notes thanks to the purchase of Stanley Tools by Metroland Media this year, the chocolate plant is the last major building remaining to be filled. “Smiths Falls has done amazingly well,” the mayor said. He points to the area’s strong labour force, proximity to major markets and strong infrastructure framework as contributing factors for investment in town. The mayor notes concept drawings are presently being done for the old water treatment plant redevelopment. Negotiating deals was a major consideration for small businesses and municipalities across the Rideau Canal system this past year when lobbying got underway to ensure the navigation season remained in tact for boaters in 2013. “I think our efforts along with many other efforts paid off there and were

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Bringing Frosty to life EMC Lifestyle - The family at Heritage Harvest Farm outside of Merrickville celebrated the winter weather recently by improving their mailbox display in a creative way shown here.

Back to normal deadlines for next issue on Jan. 10 EMC News - Now that the holiday season is officially behind us the deadlines for The Record News EMC are returning back to their original times for the

Jan. 10 issue. Editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday for the week that paper is coming out. For example, the deadline for the Jan. 10 issue will

be Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Record News EMC staff thank their readers for another great year and look forward to a safe and happy 2013.

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Smiths Falls resident named 2013 Civitan governor By STACEY ROY

EMC News - Bryan Wiltsie plans to draw on his experience of learning through others in Civitan by hosting a club project fair during his year as Canada District East governor. “What I’m trying to do as governor is share all the information that clubs have together,” Wiltsie said. “With all of us putting the information together we can all do better.” The project fair will take place at the district meeting in Pembroke in February and will encourage each of the 15 clubs represented to present their best fundraising project and best Civitan awareness project to the group complete with supporting documentation. Wiltsie hopes the new initiative will not only be valuable for regional clubs, but will help them add new faces to their membership - a focus the governor is looking at during this one-year term. The introduction of new

projects is a great way to attract new people who may find their passion is in seeing that project get up off the ground. Wiltsie said it’s important for future members to know there is no required time commitment in Civitan - simply give what you can and in the area that interests you. In Wiltsie’s case, it was the Smiths Falls club’s popular Festival of Trees fundraiser that initially interested he and his wife Julie in the club. From there he said the social interaction, ability to grow within the organization and meet new friends from across the region hooked them. “Whatever I do I like to learn as much as I can,” Wiltsie said. The Smiths Falls couple joined the service club seven years ago and began to volunteer their time where it was needed. In 2008-2009 Bryan served as club president and immediately began to climb the ladder in the district level, earning a lieutenant governor position in 2010-2011 fol-

lowed by a term as governor elect last year. In the two months Wiltsie has served as Canada District East governor he has visited nine of the 15 clubs. In addition to his duties as governor, Wiltsie also sits on the Civitan International Foundation of Canada - a nonprofit arm of the service club that hands out four bursaries a year. Wiltsie is looking forward to continuing to grow in Civitan as past governor next term and then looking at the possibility of entering the international Civitan realm. Past governors are welcome to apply to become an international director for a two-year term. “To me, I would definitely like to go to that level,” Wiltsie said. The Smiths Falls man is the eighth governor to come out of the Smiths Falls club since it began in 1964. The Smiths Falls club has the distinction of being the third oldest club in the district and currently has almost 40 members. Photo by STACEY ROY

Bryan Wiltsie of the Smiths Falls Civitan Club has been named Canada District East governor for the service organization. There are two governors that service all of Canada. The term runs until October 2013.

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successful,” the mayor said. Parks Canada announced this past season that the hours will be trimmed in the shoulder season, but navigation will continue from May to October next year. The coming year will see a number of major projects through to completion including the new turnkey clinic, the town’s new police station on Air Care Drive, the dog park and washrooms at Murphy

Park by the water tower. The town was able to secure $61, 981 from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund to develop washrooms in Murphy Park near the local swimming area, which will support the successful Movies Under the Stars and other community events. In terms of recreation, the town is excited to be welcoming a Women’s World Hockey game in March 2013. The game will feature Finland versus Czech.

“That will be a major event for our new arena,” the mayor said. Attracting high caliber events such as this hockey match is a contributor to the quality of life the town has to offer and one reason by residential development continues to move forward in Smiths Falls. Ferrara Meadows, The Gallipeau Centre and Collegiate Court continues to see new builds and work on Bellamy Farms is about to begin, according to mayor Staples.

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Dog tags are due for renewal. Tags help to identify lost dogs and reunite them with their families. Tag(s) are available at the Municipal Office, during regular business hours. The fee is $15.00 payable either by cash or cheque. A replacement tag cost $2.00. Owners are asked to keep the tag securely fastened on the dog at all times.

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Theft caught on video EMC News - On Dec. 7, 2012 at about 10:19 a.m. it is alleged that an accused entered a store on Lombard Street and forced open a locked display case. The accused took two GPS units and left the store without paying for them. The theft was later observed on video surveillance and reported to police. A 32 year old Smiths Falls man was charged with Theft Under $5,000, two counts of Breach Officer-in-charge undertaking and Breach of Probation. The allegations have not been proven in court. Soliciting charges laid On Dec. 12, 2012 at about 6:40 p.m. police were called to the area of Lera Street in response to a suspicious person. Police located the accused who identified himself as a sales person for water filtration systems. The accused

EMC News - Above, Debra Kuehl, children’s librarian for the Smiths Falls Public Library began the Dec. 24 activity afternoon with a rendition of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Children were able to complete two crafts a marshmallow snowman for Santa and a container of reindeer food. At right: Marsha Jackson-Legault helps her daughter, Ava affix their marshmallow snowman to the plate with frosting.

POLICE NEWS was unable to produce a permit or licence for soliciting in town of Smiths Falls. A 38 year-old Ottawa man along with the company he was employed for were served Summons for the bylaw offence - soliciting without a licence/ permit in the town of Smiths Falls. The allegations have not been proven in court. Charges laid after shooting pellet gun incident On Dec. 13-14, 2012 it is alleged that an accused began shooting a pellet gun inside a residence of Brockville Street. The accused allegedly shot at walls, appliances and eventually people while the resident pleaded with him to stop. Two

victims received injuries, one requiring medical care for the removal of a pellet. An 18 year-old Smiths Falls man was charged with Careless Use of a Firearm, Assault with a Weapon Cause Bodily Harm, Point Firearm, Mischief Under $5,000, Use Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, and Assault with a weapon. He was held for bail. The allegations have not been proven in court. Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding these incidents, or similar incidents to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Or call anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).









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Jan. 12, 2012 Cultural planner brings international flavour to position The Town of Smiths Falls has a new tool to entice diverse business interest and new residents and her name is Lynne Clifford-Ward. Over the next year CliffordWard will be working with the community to develop a cultural plan to be adopted by Council and integrated into the planning procedures of the community. Target Confirms Location of 24 Stores in Ontario Smiths Falls isn’t one of them - yet. The Target Corp. has released plans to open its first 24 locations in Canada, but Smiths Falls isn’t on the list – yet. As previously announced, Target plans to open stores in the Toronto area in March/early April 2013. Pedestrian bridge connecting to Duck Island “unsafe”; could be closed. The future of the foot bridge connecting the peninsula west of Abbott St. N. and Turtle Island is uncertain after low water conditions revealed some concerning conditions, Smiths Falls Town Council was told Monday night. Ted Joynt, the water/wastewater operations superintendent for the town, told council in its committee-of-the-whole

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session, that due to the low water, the abutments on the bridge were visible. He said it was noted several times by engineers and even by the Town of Smiths Falls’ bridge review that the abutments on both the north and south sides of the bridge, which are normally under water, were severely eroded, showing rebar. Jan. 19, 2012 Legislation changes require new hospital disclosure. In a bid to provide greater transparency in hospitals, the province has amended the Freedom of

Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to include these medical facilities and require them to publicly post the contracts of top executives. The Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital has responded by posting on its website the compensation details of Todd Stepanuik, president and CEO; Brian Allen, vice-president of finance and support services; and Linda Bisonette, vice president of patient care services and CNE. The public can log on to and, under About Us, select corporate information, accountabil-

ity and finally executive compensation. Further study needed for park bridges: councillors. When it comes to which path council will choose to rectify the park bridges safety concerns none look like they lead over the compromised bridges themselves until later this year. Citizens come together to brainstorm ways to keep movie theatre alive in town. Approximately 30 concerned residents packed the back dining hall at the Manhattan Bar & Grill last Saturday (Jan. 14) to find a way to save the Main St. movie theatre. However, after the two-hour meeting ended not much had been decided. What was determined by the majority of citizens, is that for

Jan. 26. 2012 Citizens committee forms to keep movie theatre alive The passion local residents feel to keep the Main Street theatre open will shortly be translated into a formal business plan proposal that will be presented to potential building owner John Rivington and his partner. A smaller ad-hoc committee made up of local residents will be formed in a short while with the task of researching and developing a business plan to operate the theatre as a not-for-profit. This suggestion came from Bill Stevens, a new resident to town who has industry experience during the Jan. 21 meeting at the Manhattan Bar & Grill. Rideau Lakes first to sign recreation cost sharing agreement with town. Access to the memorial centre’s walking track, ice pad and other amenities is worth an extra $50,000 to Rideau Lakes Township who is the first of five townships to renew its recreation cost sharing agreement with Smiths Falls. Feb. 2, 2012 Design for new park comes to committee. A $150,000 design proposal for the new park

lands at the corner of Elmsley and Cornelia will be one of many possibilities discussed during the 2012 budget discussions. Theatre closes after tonight. This Thursday’s ( Feb. 2) 7 p.m. showing of War Horse and Contraband will be the last time Premier Theatre welcomes audience members to a movie in downtown Smiths Falls. Jan Stepniak, theatre manager, confirmed the news earlier this week. “This is a decision by the Premier company,” Stepniak added. “I’m still hoping that we can find the necessary funds to make this continue. Maybe we’ll get lucky and have a Hollywood ending.” Grand piano finds home at Trinity United Church. A little bit of musical heaven was to be had at the Trinity United Church in Smiths Falls last weekend. The church, a place associated with music as much as traditional church services was celebrating the arrival of a seven-foot concert grand piano courtesy of a generous member of the churches congregation. The piano, a Heintzman, is a wonderfully crafted musical instrument that coupled with the great acoustics of the church fitted in nicely into its new home. To celebrate the arrival of the grand piano, the Trinity united Church pastor Peter Woods had organized a special concert to welcome the piano. See FEB page SF5

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HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP Please note that CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP up will commence the week of January 7th. The New Year is here and the holiday season is now over; Please take heed of and respect weight restrictions for garbage and bag limits placed at the curb. Should there have been a snowfall; please place your garbage and recycling bin so that snow removal equipment does not hit them. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle where you can. Remember: for additional take back options. When you consume a product or replace something in your home, ask yourself if the item can be recycled or reused.

ANIMAL TAGS: DOG/CAT TAGS HAVE ARRIVED AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE TOWN HALL. As per By-law 8420-2011 every owner of a dog/cat shall annually not later than February 15 in each year, or within four (4) days of becoming an owner at a later date, cause the dog/cat to be registered with the Town. For each and every dog/cat (neutered or spayed) For each and every dog/cat (not neutered or spayed) For A Replacement Tag

$15.00 prior to March 31 $30.00 after March 31* $30.00 prior to March 31 $40.00 after March 31* $5.00

* New residents and dogs/cats acquired after March 31 exempted from additional fee upon provision of satisfactory evidence. OWNER MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF UPDATED RABIES INJECTION Even if it looks safe, walking, skating or snowmobiling on early-season ice is a bad idea. Ice safety and weight-bearing properties of ice can be affected by many factors, including thickness, currents, age of the ice, pressure cracks and snow. Ice conditions can change dramatically from one body of water to the next. Children should never play on or near ice-covered bodies of water unless supervised by an adult who is familiar with local conditions and currents. The Smiths Falls Fire Department recommends that you and your family stay off ice-covered bodies of water to ensure a safe and healthy holiday season for everyone. THE EMC - SF4 - Thursday, January 3, 2013


Jan. 5, 2012 Kemptville postal worker saves Christmas for Smiths Falls toddler An employee at the Kemptville post office went the extra mile to save Christmas for a two-year-old Smiths Falls boy. Denise Parsons in Orangeville mailed her nephew Matthew Burt a package of Thomas the Tank Engine toys for Christmas. By mistake, however, Parsons sent the package to the Burt family’s former address in Kemptville instead of their new home in Smiths Falls. Christmas is the busiest time of year for Canada Post, and staff could be forgiven for not tracking down missing or changed addresses right away. But it seems one employee couldn’t resist playing Santa. Together Smiths Falls marks first anniversary with new events. The dedicated volunteers of Together Smiths Falls will be building on their success from last summer with plans for two new events in the park. “We have lots of ideas,” confirmed Tracy Pankow, notfor-profit founding member. Joining the summer schedule in the park this year is Music In the Park. Township pilots youth programming in North Crosby, Elgin The Township of Rideau Lakes is offering a six-month pilot program to gauge the interest and need for youth programming in their communities, and organizers need your help to make it a success. After years of hearing that the youth in Rideau Lakes have nothing to do and no positive way to direct their energies a $5,000 grant from the Criminal Court Community Fund has stepped in to allow the rural municipality to see what youth programming in Rideau Lakes can do.

Nine-year-old Alexander Firlotte came armed with several ideas on how to save the Main St. movie theatre in Smiths Falls during a meeting of concerned citizens Jan. 14 at Manhattan Bar & Grill. He voiced some of his ideas, which included holding festivals and events to raise funds, go door-to-door to secure donations, as well as place posters around town.

the theatre to survive a multientertainment or arts complex might be the best fit. A second meeting has been planned for this Saturday (at 1 p.m. at the Manhattan Bar & Grill) where more discussion will take place on the next steps to take.

HOLIDAY HOURS: NEW YEARS: The Town Hall offices will be closed on January 1, 2013. If you have a water emergency or any problems pertaining to Utility/ Environmental Services on this day please call 284-1430. WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS will be in effect for: ALL TOWN STREETS ALL MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS December 01, 2012, through March 31, 2013 No parking between 12:00 am and 7:00 am

FINE: $35.00 AS PER BY-LAW #7252-97 January 14 – April 26: Lest We Forget – The Exhibit. Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.smithsfalls. ca/heritagehouse The museum is open Jan. 2, 2013 and our winter hours are Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Looking for interested organizations, community groups, businesses, individuals to get involved in hosting an event for 2013 Smiths Falls Winter Carnival February 8 – 10th. Contact the Recreation Department at 283-4124 x 6103 to have your event included in future promotions!



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say good-bye to policing family. When Police Chief Larry Hardy looks over his 39-year career in the service its the moments of thanks you get from parents who needed help with a troubled teen that sparkle the most.

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to paper in support of keeping the Premier Cinema open on Main Street. A copy of the petition is being sent to supporters who attended the three public meetings and even more people who are helping to circulate the petition. This petition will be presented to Town Council during its Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 meeting at 5 p.m. inside the Council Chambers and is open to the public. So far organizers have signed petitions totaling 317 people with more expected back before next Tuesday. Feb. 23, 2012 Longest serving police chief retires in Smiths Falls. In the last 22-years the Smiths Falls Police Service has seen natural disasters inflicted on the region, enormous police service growth and changing demands on how policing is done country wide. On June 30 they will witness another milestone - the retirement of Police Chief Larry Hardy. Chief Hardy submitted his letter of resignation at the Police Service Board’s (PSB) Tuesday morning (Feb. 21) meeting. Hillcrest Cemetery goes global with digital project. The stories of those who have built this town will be given greater exposure following the launch of a Heritage House Museum project to digitize and sign the Hillcrest Cemetery for those

searching their family tree. A one-year $42,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant has made this project possible. This gift was formally celebrated Feb. 14 at the cemetery when Mayor Dennis Staples received the donation on behalf of the town. March 1, 2012 Town receives diverse feedback about proposed smoking ban. The public meeting to discuss a proposed smoking ban in parks and public building entrances resulted in comments that range from concerns of discrimination against smokers should the bylaw pass, to isolation and health concerns of nonsmokers. About 20 members of the public attended the Feb. 22 meeting at the Memorial Centre. Theatre designation history as residents’ plea unheeded by Council. A solid business plan and strong financial backing is what’s going to keep the former Soper Theatre standing in downtown Smiths Falls. That’s what two residents heard from Council during last week’s regular meeting. Montague welcomes new CAO. Glenn Barnes says he’s looking forward to the new challenges that are in store as he takes over the reins in the Township of Montague as the CAO today, March 1. A former chief building official in

Stone Mills Township, just northwest of Kingston, Barns brings more than 20 years of progressive municipal experience and management to the job. March 8, 2012 Council to hear proposal to renamed downtown core as heritage district. Those wishing to experience history need look no further than their own street. The reality that history is all around us and today’s residents can impact what heritage future residents have was the main message coming out of Nicole McKernan’s Feb. 23 Heritage Day presentation at Heritage House Museum. McKernan, who is a graduate of Carleton University, has recently finished her Masters of the Arts in Heritage Conservation Studies. Part of this work was her three-and-a-half months of research culminating in a report and proposal to designate six blocks of Smiths Falls’ downtown core as a heritage conservation district. Police Chief prepares to

March 15, 2012 Smoke free ban scaled back following public feedback. Protection of children within Smiths Falls came out as the top priority this week when town staff presented their revised smoking restrictions to Committee of the Whole. Staff has recommended restricting smoking in sports fields, pitches and spectator areas; playgrounds, splash pads, wading pools and other children oriented facilities; municipally owned properties (including the library); and within three metres of all doors, windows and air intake systems of publically accessible buildings. Fines for noncompliance would be $250 as the town’s existing 2009 bylaw and Smoke Free Ontario Act states. The original proposal called for smoking to be banned in all public spaces, in the downtown area and on sidewalks. March 22, 2012 Smiths Falls swimmer to compete at Olympic trials. Unlike many 14-year-old competitive swimmers, Bailey Andison opted not to purchase a ticket to the upcoming Olympic trials in Montreal. She qualified to compete instead. “She won it by two seconds. It was an amazing race,� exclaimed Rod Agar, head coach of the Perth Stingrays where Andison swims.Beginning March 29, 2012 Andison, her family and a supportive friend will head to Montreal for the Olympic trials. Smiths Falls Site expansion project reaches substantial completion. The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital’s expansion project in Smiths Falls has reached substantial completion, ac-


Feb. 16, 2012 Smiths Falls Police Service: Community toasts 125 years of putting the community first. The anniversary of the Smiths Falls Police Service’s inception last week was a time for many to reflect on the evolution of the service and its place as the community’s choice for dispensing justice. Paul Thompson, Police Service Advisor spoke of the service’s record in this regard and its ability to survive two OPP costing exercises during which a public meeting was held where Thompson attended. Sister city exchange considered a success. The Town of Smiths Falls has been the host of 10 middle school students and two chaperone teachers since Tuesday, Feb. 7 from the Town’s sister-city of Xiangyang, Hubei Province, China. The students arrived by air in Ottawa following a 20-plus hour journey from Xiangyang that included stops in Shanghai, South Korea, Vancouver and on to Ottawa. Support building for downtown theatre. Individuals from Smiths Falls and area have been putting their name

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It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new, exciting chapter. Above stand three generations of Smiths Falls police chiefs: from left to right are retiring police chief Larry Hardy (1990-2012), retired police chief William Stocker (1975-1990) and new Chief of Police Robert Dowdall. They posed together during the incoming chief’s formal swearing-in ceremony held April 1 at the Community Centre.

March 29, 2012 Virtual Frost & Wood exhibit goes live. The local fame Frost & Wood - Smiths Falls’ agricultural manufacturer has enjoyed for many years has now expanded worldwide with the recent launch of Heritage House Museum’s virtual exhibit. The museum received confirmation last Thursday that the Virtual Museum of Canada had made their submitted exhibit known as Frost & Wood: Outstanding In Their Field available online for public viewing. See APRIL page SF7


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Feb. 9, 2012 Plant weakness results in significant capital request. A decision to cut back on water plant designs will now cost the town about $155,000 in required system upgrades council learned. This news was delivered to councillors during last week’s budget discussion Jan. 31 when Ted Joynt, water/wastewater superintendent detailed the capital projects needed for the plant, saying this past December’s boil water advisory exposed some flaws in the existing base system the town approved for construction. Municipal complex project approved. Councillors approved a partnership project with St. Lawrence College’s carpentry program that will see space in the municipal complex transformed into three new offices. The creation of these offices is part of the town’s overall complex renovation plan and would not need to be torn out should the overall renovation on the Town Hall complex be approved in future.

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - JANUARY 2, 1913 Alice in Wonderland will be one of the most delightful entertainments ever given in Smiths Falls. The Record has seen enough of the rehearsals, that are going on this week to take the responsibility of saying that between 150 and 200 of the brightest young people of the town are in it and Col. Bragg of New York and Miss Young of Boston have been here for a week preparing for its production. The Expositor states that on the Perth Board over 800 tons of cheese were sold this season. In addition to that Mr. James Leaver bought and shipped from Perth six hundred tons, making a grand total of fourteen hundred tons shipped from that point in 1912. 50 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 3, 1963 Smiths Falls’ famed Orange Young Britons Band will, from now on, be known as the OYB Lampliters Drum Corps. The name “Lampliters” was selected from hundreds of entries submitted in the recent Name the Band contest. The new name was submitted by Mrs. William Judge, 57 of Chambers Street East. Smiths Falls industrialists are confident that 1963 will see the most prosperous year in local history. Spokesmen for various local industries, representing the major employers of town, are agreed that all forecasts point to a busy and highly successful year, Roy. R. Bennett, plant manager at Royalite Metal Furniture Company Limited, echoed the sentiments of most business leaders who were contacted by The RecordNews this week. Smiths Falls’ first baby of 1963 arrived at St.Francis General Hospital at 4:05 p.m. yesterday (Jan. 2). The new arrival was an eight pound, two ounce boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norwood, RR1 Westport. The baby was delivered by Dr. H. G. Hamilton and this is the couple’s seventh child. Last year, Mrs. Norwood became the mother of the second child to be born in 1962. 25 YEARS AGO - JANUARY 6, 1988 A Smiths Falls’ resident has joined the select group of volunteers who have given the gift of life more than 100 times. The Red Cross recognized Robert G. Taylor for reaching the milestone of 100 blood donations with the presentation of a certificate at a Smiths Falls Kinsmen Club meeting Monday night. One of Stanley Tools last tasks since their purchase of Beach Industries in October was completed last week as the Beach Industries Limited sign, a landmark on the company grounds for almost 40 years, was replaced. Smiths Falls firefighters Bill Buchanan and Dave Mandeville clear some of the charred furniture from the trader home of Peter Sporrutg following a fire which completely destroyed the dwelling Dec. 30. 10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 1, 2003 Now that the Ontario Provincial Police have taken over policing in Carleton Place, what’s next for municipal policing in Smiths Falls and Perth? Not much, says spokesperson Mary Smiley of the Municipal Policing Steering Committee, looking at the potential merging of the two police forces. A streamlined Hershey hockey tournament scored another big goal for Smiths Falls this past weekend. While there were fewer teams at the 23rd international event, there was no shortage of excitement with two of the local Bears teams capturing their division titles — in overtime. “I was really quite pleased overall,” organizer Lori Schur said Monday. With most competitive teams in Smiths Falls now playing at the ‘A’ level, it was more difficult to attract teams, the organizer said, noting the Christmas Stick tournament in the Ottawa area drew many teams that might otherwise come to Smiths Falls. Compiled by: STACEY ROY

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My wish for the coming year EMC Editorial - Optimism is contagious in Smiths Falls this month as we all look anxiously at the year ahead of us. Now that those who believed the world would end Dec. 21 breathed a sigh of relief it’s time to look at 2013 to see what it has in store for us. I wish the coming year will bring more business openings in Smiths Falls and that mayor Dennis Staples is correct in his hope that an announcement on the former Hershey plant will be made in the next 12 months. While I’m thinking about the economy, I find myself reflecting on the heart of our town - Beckwith Street. I wish the town will receive word this year that the government will

For the Record STACEY ROY provide funding to revamp the downtown core. The project was slated for completion under the Connecting Link program, which the government cancelled in 2012. Let’s all cross our fingers that funding of another name becomes available in the coming year so that the community can realize the vision they have worked so diligently on over the last 12 months. Another special wish of mine is that the funding announced

late last year to build the washrooms in Murphy Park will be put to work this year with a grand opening of these services sometime in the summer. There are so many people in town who have worked countless hours to raise funds and the profile of this project. Their vision has been of a downtown park that could host a variety of events that would attract out-of-town visitors to the downtown core and feed our main street throughout the year. What a great achievement to have in 2013 and something to be proud of as very few communities in the area can boast that their parks have washroom facilities beyond johnnie on the spots. There are many things we as

a community could wish for and some things I am grateful for. I am grateful for community services like the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank and the Salvation Army for their ongoing support of residents in need. I wish every resident had full cupboards of food and went to bed without hunger pains. Let’s make 2013 the year we work toward this end. Smiths Falls is doing well with many store expansions in 2012 that have resulted in new hires. The opening this weekend of the warming centre at Trinity United Church is another service we can be thankful for as well as the good work of those at the Susan Shirley program. Work like this makes the town great.

Letters to the Editor

Reader looks at history of right to bear arms DEAR EDITOR: The thoughts of decision makers under the circumstances then and now. The debates for the right to bear arms date back to 1788; an example is the state of Virginia debates on June 27, 1788; “That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state; that standing armies, in the time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstance and protection of the community will admit; and that in all cases, the military should be under the strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.” The right of the people to bear arms, all well and good. Hand held fire arms in use in the year 1788 included only flintlock guns - invented in 1630, did two things mechanically, it opened the lid of a flash pan and provided an igniting spark. It fired one shot at a time and a minute to reload. Percussion-cap guns were not invented until 1825, long after “the right to bear arms” was included in the Constitution of the United States. Percussion-cap guns, invented by Reverend John Forsyth, no

longer required a flash pan, a tube led straight into the gun barrel, an explosive cap was placed in the tube that exploded when struck, they still fired only one shot before reloading which still required time to do. The following also came into being much later than the debates in 1788. In 1835 the Colt revolver - first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms; 1840 - Pin-fire cartridges; 1850 - Shotguns; 1859 - Full rim-fire cartridge; 1860 - Spencer repeating carbine patented; 1861 - Breech loaded guns; 1862 - Gatling Gun; 1869 - Center-fire cartridge; 1871 - Cartridge revolver; 1873 - Winchester rifle; 1877 - Double-action revolver; 1879 - Lee box magazine patented; 1892 - Automatic handguns invented by Joseph Laumann; 1893; - Borchardt pistol - automatic handgun with a separate magazine in the grip; 1903- First automatic rifle a Winchester. So back to the thinking about the right to bear arms in 1788 when the weaponry available to the people was only a single shot gun that required considerable time to reload and could See GUNS page SF7

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In Ottawa, Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the age of 91 years young. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Buster (Delores), Wayne and Debbie (Russell). Cherished grandmother of Sabrina, Kelsey and Dylan, Isabel and John-Erik and their families. A family service will be held at Prestonvale Cemetery in the Spring. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kelly Funeral Home -Carling Chapel 613-828-2313.

RCAF Flying Officer Pilot - 436 Squadron January 18, 1925 December 25, 2012 Russ Moyer of Smiths Falls, ON passed away on December 25, 2012. He was born and raised in North Bay, ON and was the son of the late Glenarvin Ray Moyer and Alice May Brett. He was predeceased by wife Irene Marvin Hawley, Brother William (RCAF World War II), Sister Elizabeth, and his daughter Donna Nesbitt (Douglas) of Perth. Dear husband of Dianne Joan Goulden also of Smiths Falls, he also will be missed by his remaining children Deborah Lawson (Rhett) of Knowlton, PQ, Denise Miall (Greg) of Frankville, ON and Ray Moyer (Linda) of Carleton Place. He was a wonderful Papa to Keri-Lynn and Kenneth Nesbitt, Jamie and Holly Lawson, Jillian and Russell (Sara) Miall and Mackenzie and Candace Moyer. We also was the great grandfather of Stephanie and Jessica Lamshoeft and Ethan Grenier. Russ served his country during the Korean Crisis and the UN Crisis as a Peace Keeper. Funeral Services will be held at a later date in North Bay at the Trinity United Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation or the North Bay General Hospital. A “Celebration” of Russ’ life will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Colonel By Apartments at 40 Pearl Street, Smiths Falls for family and friends. Visit a Book of Memories at www. JUDSON FUNERAL HOME 613-924-2626



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Peacefully at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (Smiths Falls Site) Monday December 24, 2012. Brian Gordon of RR # 2, Portland, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Leona Dalrymple. Dear father of Connie (Brent) Foster of Chantry, Kelly Clarke (Ed) of Perth and Kevin (Nancy) Gordon of Athens. Dear brother of David (Monique) Gordon of Osgoode, George (Shirley) Gordon of Toronto, Maxine (Richard) Hutt and Norman Avery (Wendy) of Brockville. Fondly remembered by grandchildren; Jennifer, Chris and Sarah as well as great-grandson, Jacob. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Memorial donations by cheque only). Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street Elgin - 613-359-5555 or at Burial, Cremation and Pre-Arrangement Centre.

Roy Edward Bullis

Margaret Sarah Helena (Bell) Hunter

Entered into rest in hospital in Perth on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Marion Dodds. He was the son of the late Isabella (Ashby) and John C. Mather and brother of Gordon (Jean) of Toronto and the late John (Ivey) and Evelyn (Ernie) Miller. Dearly loved and respected father of Douglas (Nancy), Dennis (Mary Jo) and Brenda (Gary) Kirkham; proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Harry will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, all his family and friends. Also predeceased by his brothers-in-law Norman and Charles Dodds and sisters-in-law Viola (George) Allan and Myrtle (Percy) Lake. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, December 28th, 2012 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Balderson United Church on Saturday at 10:30 followed by a reception in the lower hall. Interment then took place in Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or Balderson United Church would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Harry C. Mather

Suddenly, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Friday, December 21, 2012 Roy Edward Bullis at the age of 77. Roy is predeceased by his parents Tony and Annie (nee Reid). Beloved husband of Marion Jean Bullis. Loved father of Rick (Gerry) Bullis, Terry (Linda) Bullis, David Bullis, Cindy (Paul) McEwen and the late William Danny Bullis. Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Tracy, Tony, Mike and Chase Bullis; Spencer and Mitchel McEwen and Brandon Bullis; and his great-grandchildren Alivia and Landon Bullis. Brotherin-law of Lois (the late Jim) Kelford, Wayne McGonegal, Ted (Lyla) McGonegal and Bill (Irene) McGonegal. Predeceased by his half sister Fran Read and half brothers Allen (Martha) Read and Lawrence Bullis. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Roy Bullis better known as “The Bicycle Man” repaired and sold bicycles all his life. He donated many over the years to service clubs, community organizations and repaired and gave bicycles to many underprivileged children and families in our community. Private family services will be held. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.


Margaret (Nee Carruthers)

Entered into rest at Broadview Nursing Centre Smiths Falls on Thursday December 20, 2012 Margaret Hunter in her 93rd year, only daughter of the late Ernest and Annie (MacTavish) Bell of the 8th concession of Bathurst and beloved wife of the late John Kenneth Hunter. Loved mother of Margaret Kelk (Bob Benson) of Portland, John (Karen) of Gouverneur N.Y., Ruth (Andy) Armstrong of Smiths Falls, Rev. Marjorie (Darrell) Smith of Parry Sound, George (Anita) of South Elmsley, and Kenneth of Montague. Cherished grandmother of Susan (Jonathan) Puddy, Hugh Chant (Bobbie-Dawn), John, Peter (Kathryn), Rachel Hunter, Sarah (Denam) Perera, Sharon and David (Samantha) Armstrong, Glenn Hanson, John Worthen, Erica (Steve) Ingleby, Everett and Eldon Hunter, Kelsey and Kaelyn Hunter. Great grandmother of David and Caitlyn Puddy, Andrew and Matthew Chant, Jay and Margaret Hunter, Stella and Declan Armstrong, and Zoe Ingleby. Sister of Stewart (Bernice) Bell. Sister-in- law of Jean Bell, Doreen Bell and Lois Hunter. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by brothers Chris (Marion), George, Archie, and Miner (Helen) Bell. Also predeceased by brothers- in- law Gordon (Gertrude) and Donald Hunter. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home Smiths Falls from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday December 27. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Friday December 28 at 1 p.m. Interment: Maple Vale Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Peacefully, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, December 24, 2012 with his family by his side, Lawrence Allen Coates died at the age of 74. Born on October 31, 1938 in Rear of Yonge Twp., Leeds County he was the son of the late Charles and Laureen (Watts) Coates of Maitland. Beloved husband and best friend of Dianne (Trew) Coates. Loved and respected father of Ray of Burlington and Randy (Lynda) of Smiths Falls. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Ioana and Maria of Burlington and Nicolas and Victoria of Smiths Falls. Dear brother of Ernest (Betty) of Athens, John (the late Patricia) of Gananoque and Sheridan (Susan) of Brockville. Predeceased by his sister June (Stewart) Burnett of Brockville. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends and neighbours. Lawrence was raised in the Athens area and started in the road construction industry. He was the Roads Superintendent for the last 29 years of his employment with the Township of Montague and a founding member of the Montague Volunteer Fire Department. After retirement, he farmed beef cattle and enjoyed the outdoor life; cutting wood, working with machinery in his workshop and restoring old tractors. A hard working individual who enjoyed some travel and most importantly spending time with family. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff of the Ottawa General Hospital and the local CCAC and Bayshore Home Health for their excellent care and support given to Lawrence. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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MONKMAN John Lloyd 1943-2012 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, John Lloyd Monkman. If anyone marched to the beat of his own drum, it was Monk. A lover of all things natural, he was a hunter, a beagler and an engineer with the passion and aptitude to create almost anything by hand. He was a true maverick. Monk was the “straightest shooter” in the room and unapologetically spoke the truth. His frank, often acerbic wit and sense of humor pulled people towards him and fostered lifelong friendships too numerous to mention. His strong character belied his youthful soul and an optimistic gentleness that also drew the attention of youth, most especially the adoration of his grandson, who worshipped his beloved, mythical “Bumpa”, like only a true motorhead would. All of his family and friends have witnessed an outpouring of support that truly attests to the reach, impact and influence that he had on this earth. Our very own legend, right to the very end, we love you 16 tons Dad.

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Retired Employee of Westons Bakery. Passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Ronald Basil Smith at the age of 78. Predeceased by his beloved wife Noreen (LeClair) as well as his parents Ernie and Ada (Pollard). Loving and devoted father of Patricia, Susan (Derek), Ronald (Sheila), James (Sara) Smith and Nancy (Guy) Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Lindsay and Kelsey Murphy, Morgan and Zachary Smith and Joshua and Lucas Maveety. Ron is survived by his brothers Jack (late Shirley), Richard (late Florence), Roland (Gert), Roy, Roger (Bonnie) and Randall (Linda) Smith; his sisters Dorothy (Bill) Fleury, Linda (Bob) Mitchell, Faye (Bruce) Harkness, and Deborah Emmons; as well as his sisters-in-law Loretta Devlin and Dorothy LeClair. Ron is predeceased by his sister Marlene and her husband Gerald McLean. Ron will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family and so many neighbourhood friends especially his faithful companion Barney. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls at 11 o’clock. Interment followed at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Building Fund; or given Ron’s hours of volunteer work throughout the community, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Lancaster, Hazel (nee Horton) January 4, 1919 – December 21, 2012 Hazel went home to be with The Lord to join her husband Raymond Lancaster (1967). She has been such a blessing to her children Stephen (Ruth), Annie (Dave Hick), Tim (Cheryl), Lynn (1995) (Alvin Herron) and Pat (Reg Blair), sister Doris Keyes, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thank you to the Almonte Country Haven nurses and staff for all their loving kindness now and over the years. You are more than just a long term care facility. At Hazel’s request, there will be no funeral service. Donations to the Almonte Country Haven Life Enrichment, 333 Country St., Almonte ON, K0A 1A0, would be appreciated by the family.


Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 Verna J. (Griffith) at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her parents Hannah (Barnes) and Fred Griffith and in 1986 by her beloved husband James L. Rathwell. Dearly loved mother of George (Sally) Rathwell and grandmother of Jim Rathwell and Judy McKinnon; great grandmother of Massey and Mekalah, Drew and Owen. Dear sister of Russell Griffith and the late Mabel Dosemagen and Margaret Morrison; she will be sadly missed by her friends at Lanark Lodge, her nieces, nephews and all her family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 from 12 noon until 4:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Monday at 10:30 A.M. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

COURVILLE, Jacques Andre - Passed away at the BGH on Saturday December 8, 2012 at the age of 68 with his second wife Aida by his side. Jacques, beloved husband of the late Carol Crooke, will be lovingly remembered by his four sons and their families, James, Andre, Kevin and Jason. Jacques was born March 16, 1944 to Norbert and Simone Courville and was a brother to nine siblings Giselle, Gilles, Denise, Pierrette, Lise, Monique, Rita, Jean Pierre and Suzanne. Jacques leaves his brother-inlaw Mark, but is rejoined with Carol, his and her parents, some of his siblings who passed before him as well as brother and sister-in-laws Larry and Colleen. Jacques will be remembered by a very proud and large family, including grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation took place, and on Saturday December 15 family and friends were received at Kelly Funeral Home in Kanata. Many thanks to those who attended with short notice. Bless you Dad and say “Bonjour” to Mom for us.


Steven Leslie At the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Friday December 21st, 2012. Steven Darling age 60 years of Smiths Falls. Beloved husband of Debbie Crawford. Dear son of Pearl Darling (nee Lawson) and the late Garnet Darling. Loving father of Darcy Ruddoc (Bonnie) and proud grandfather of Stephanie and Amber Ruddoc. Also survived by one sister, Linda Brown (Wayne) of RR 3 Lyn, and one sister-in-law, Laurie Darling of Mallorytown. Predeceased by a brother, Larry Darling of Athens. Steven will be sadly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with Steven’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Celebration of his life will be held at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club at a later date. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at www. JUDSON FUNERAL HOME 613-924-2626


CECI Geraldine Marion; Passed away peacefully on Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Smiths Falls Hospital in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Michael Ceci. Loving Mother to Michael John Ceci (Pat Ellis), Garfield Anthony (predeceased), Marie Frank, and Phyllis Hoyle (Dennis).Loving Grandmother of Debbie, Dougie, Cathy, Billy, Tammy, Heather, Angie, Geraldine and Michael John Jr. (Predeceased). Geraldine has left behind 15 wonderful great grandchildren. She is survived by her Brother Bernard and Sister Maureen Tripp. Geraldine now joins her brothers Ronald, and George, and sisters Belva, Violet, Joan and Beverly. The family would like to thank Tammy Duffy for her many years of friendship and support, as well as, Dr. Muldowney for her wonderful care and attention.Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 2-5 PM. A Funeral service was held on Friday December 28, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church at 11 AM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Smiths Falls Community Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences are available at

Barr Margaret F. Barr

Peacefully at the Broadview Nursing Centre, Smiths Falls on Saturday December 22nd, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Myrtle (Blackburn) and Alec Yuill, her sisters Christine Yuill and Isobel Burrard and her dear husband Alexander “Allie” Barr. She was the cherished mother of Elaine (Bob) Cameron and Gary (Vivian) Barr. Margaret will be sadly missed by grandchildren Lynne and Donna Cameron and Christine and Carolyn Barr, great grandchildren Scott and Jacob Rhaines and Seth Bilodeau, her family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth on Thursday December 27th, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Friday at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment, Hopetown Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions the Hopetown Trinity United Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

TRAFFORD Bonita Theresa

Purcell, Dorothy Arlene “Darcie” January 29, 1937 - December 21, 2012 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Friday December 21, 2012 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her husband Rodney. Darcie will be buried with her husband at St. Anne’s Cemetery, in Richmond QC. For those who wish, a donation to L.A.W.S. or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Passed peacefully with family by her side on Monday December 24, 2012 at Ottawa General Hospital in her 81st year. Beloved wife of George Anthony Trafford. Loving Mother to Laura (Tom Hunter) of Smiths Falls, Robert (Sue) of Smiths Falls, Dan (Rose predeceased) of Kingston, Rosemary (Paul Bell) of Kemptville, Carl (Terry-Lynn) of Addison, Brenda (Jeff Woodhouse) of Perth, and Chris (Heather) of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by her Daughters Bonnie Trafford (nee Dowdall), Shirley Marie Trafford and by her Great granddaughter Baby Paige. Bonita will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Lannin Funeral Home from 1 o’clock until the time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at



THE EMC - 26 - Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ken McLean

July 7, 1957 – Jan. 7, 2003 Ten Years have Passed… Since I gave you one last kiss and told you that I loved you, Since I watched you drive out of the laneway one last time, Since I called you and you told me that you loved me, Since deep in my heart and soul, I knew I wouldn’t find you waiting at home, Since I felt like breath had been knocked out of me forever. Since my world suddenly came crashing down, Never to return to “normal.” Since you were frozen in time, along with all your hopes and dreams. Since I had to leave you in a quiet cemetery, Near your childhood home. Wherever you are, Ken, I hope that you are having the greatest adventure you could’ve ever imagined, with all the love, peace, and warmth that you truly deserve. I will never, ever stop loving or missing you. Held tightly in my heart, Love Sandra xoxo PS. Please keep sending the dimes…


John Williams John William Sawers, died peacefully from Parkinson’s Disease at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, Toronto, on December 26, 2012, at the age of 90. Survived by his loving wife, Marion (nee Ritchie), daughters Marilyn (Rod Redmond) and Janelle Withers (Ferris Virani), granddaughters Wendy Mullins, Yasmin and Tasha Virani. Great-grandfather to Rebecca and Cole, step-great-grandfather to Andrew. Predeceased by grandson, Ryan Redmond. John served with the Armed Forces 28 ½ years, serving in WWII in Iceland with the Cameron Highlanders and then in England. He was transferred to The Canadian Intelligence Corps in 1944, and saw service in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Leaving the forces in 1967, he worked with the National Research Council producing various building codes, and then with Central Mortgage and Housing Corp., Engineering Div., and Technology Research Div. At age 60, he and Marion retired to a farm in the Smiths Falls area. John was a prolific writer who produced many papers on Intelligence, Building Construction and his favorite subject- Antiques. At his request, there will be no funeral service at this time. A private service will be held at a later date.

Love Mom Hailey Dawn, Richard, Kyle and Nick

EVOY, Jean- In loving memory of my dear Mother who passed away December 26, 1996. Not a day goes by that my thoughts aren’t with you. Sadly missed but never forgotten, Your Son Archie.

JANUARY 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”.

2009 - Grace, Henry Lawrence “Harry” 6th 1999 - Bradley, Mary Theresa 2003 - Brown, Mary Rita 2004 - Shillinglaw, James Nolan 2005 - Galway, Barbara Lynn 2006 - Manarey, Phyllis Doreen 2009 - Barrie, Jesse William 2009 - McClymont, Jeffrey Hugh 7th 1981 - Carter, Katie 1990 - Martin, Maurice 8th 1975 - MacInnes, Kenneth Alexander 1994 - Toop, Beatrice Ellen 1996 - Edmonds, Elizabeth Ena 1998 - Southwell, Elva Marie 2006 - Whitney, Dr. Patricia Mary 2009 - McLaughlin, Nellie 2011 - McDowall, Evelyn Pauline 9th 1975 - Metcalfe, Jessie Bowes 1995 - Carry, Minnie Bell 2011 - McKay, James William Leonard

PYNDUS - In loving memory of our dear father, “John” who passed away December 28, 1959 and our dear sister “Mary” on January 16, 1978. We often think of days gone by When we were all together, A shadow o’er our lives has cast, Our loved ones gone forever. Love Kay & Jennie ROTHWELL, Gerry - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away January 6, 2010. Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts you are always there. The Family Eleanor, Lori, Steven and Scott

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. Commercial meat slicer, built-in sharpener, excellent condition, $150. 613-283-1763. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

New Queen memory gel mattress set. $999 wow! (613)284-1234, 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tues.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Fridays open till 8 pm. Oil Tank, 200 gallons, used 2011-2012. Manufactured 2010. Comes with legs + outlet valve. Delivery available. $250.00. Jim 613-253-2213. Posture Rest new mattress & Boxspring set- single $329, double $479, queen $519.00, king $699.00 All the quality without the heavy price tag! (613)284-1234 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls.

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FIREWOOD 5 Generations of Sales of Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Stored inside. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 613-253-8006. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.


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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


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


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3rd 1973 - Duffy, Edna 1976 - Sewell, George Kemp 1988 - Houston, George Bigg 1988 - McKenzie, Baby Heather Robertson 2001 - Petosa, Carmine 2002 - Kilburn, Eleanor Lorraine 2009 - Cadeau, Dolores Marie 2012 - Burke, Kathleen Frances “Kay” 4th 1980 - Headrick, Grace 1981 - Majaury, Margaret Mary 1986 - Blair, Andrew 1993 - Kellough, Laura Bernice 1994 - MacDonald, Douglas Murray 2004 - McGregor, Vera P. 2006 - Harrison, Joan Doreen 2009 - Houston, Ruth Norma 5th 1980 - Leishman, Maude E. 1986 - Vetter, Sean Francis Hennessey 1987 - Harper, Maria Helena 1994 - McAuliffe, Rose Easter 1998 - Watson, Bert Garland

In loving memory of our dear daughter Sherri, This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, We shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen and unheard But always near, So loved so missed And so very dear.

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

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


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

COE, Sherri Lynn Dec. 28, 2002

LEACH, Charlie - In loving memory of my brother, Charlie, who quietly left us December 29, 2003. It was late in the Christmas Season I stood by an open grave And watched them leave my loved one I would have given anything to save. But I know my thoughts couldn’t wake That soul in its silent play So I laid my heart beside him And silently walked away. Sadly missed and always loved by his sister Mildred (Mid)



FERGUSON - In loving memory of Phyllis, wife, mother, grandmother, who passed away January 3, 2004. I once had something special, That money couldn’t buy, I had a very special wife, Who had to say good-bye. You suffered much in silence, Your spirits did not bend, You faced your pain with courage, Until the very end. Our memories and photos, Are all I have to touch, Of a very special wife, Whom I love and miss so much. And when I feel so lonely, And tears will fill my eyes, I think of you at peace, And know I shouldn’t cry. So I try to hide my heartache, As you would want me to, And when I cry my tears alone, Nobody hears but you. Howard, Kenneth, Cathryn, Douglas, and grandchildren, Shawn, Ashleigh and Jonathon.

LaBELLE, Tony In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away January 8, 2005. Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Love Andi, Alex and Hunter

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.


DORMAN, Elizabeth (Betty) July 13, 1929 - January 1, 2003 Sleep on, dear good mother, it has been long years Since you left our hearts filled with sadness and tears; Yours was a heart that was blithesome and gay, Scattering sunshine all along the way; You know how we loved you and yes, love you yet, Though God took you from us we cannot forget. Lovingly remembered, Bev and Dan Jim and Ruby and families

BURNS - In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, David Burns, who passed away, January 8, 2012. I’ve lost my life’s companion A life linked with my own, And day by day I miss him more, As I walk through life alone. But looking back with memories Upon the path we trod, I bless the years I shared with him And leave the rest with God. Deeply loved and missed forever Linda Bill, Penny and family Mark, Lisa and family

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Helen McLENAGHAN (Gould) February 27, 1917 - December 25, 1994 We take comfort knowing that you are not alone You have joined your lifelong beloved one Joined by Bill a few short years ago And waiting for the rest to follow some day You struggled and strived to do your best All of your life selflessly devoted To children, church and helping one and all You taught us so much and left much more We pray in memory of your deeds of life. Love from all your family

W.C. (Chic) McLENAGHAN July 12, 1909 - December 7, 1985 Our memories still linger on Though so many years you have been gone Your face, your smile still fresh in our minds You meant so much to those you left behind May you rest in peace knowing you did so well As husband and father you did best to look out for all of us before your final sleep. Love from all your family

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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. Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455.

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

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

1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841.

2 bedroom newly renovated, bright, clean apt. Carleton Place. Appliances included. Quiet neighbourhood, free parking. Hydro extra. Close to amenities. A must see! 613-257-1566.

Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650.

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

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 Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached 2-storey home, good area, easy Ottawa access, powder room, patio, paved drive, no pets, $1,125/month plus, available now, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, 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.

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. Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232. Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, $575/month; 2 bedroom, $675/month. Fridge and stove included, hydro extra. Call 613-267-4831 after 5. Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002. Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor apartments, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth, 2 bedroom plus den. 5 appliances. Large eat-in kitchen. Parking. No pets. References. $975 plus utilities. Occupancy negotiable. 613-267-1392. 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. 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.

Smiths Falls freshly renovated, heated, upper 2 bedroom. Large deck, yard and parking. $950/month. Available immediately. Call 613-283-5718. Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694. Smiths Falls, Upper 2 bedroom apartment, heat included, $700/month + hydro. Available Feb 1st. Call 613-283-2933.

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

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380. 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. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls 2 bedroom apartment, available now. Utilities included, shared laundry, no pets, no smoking, references. 613-283-2735.

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Notice to Creditors and Others All claims against the estate of the late, Gilbert Frederick Carleton of the Town of Mississippi Mills, in the County of Lanark, who died on the 2nd day of December 2012 must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustees on or before the 25th day of January, 2013, after which date the assets of the estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustees shall then have notice, and the Estate Trustees will not be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not then have notice. DATED at Prescott, Ontario this 27th day of December, 2012. Neil Carleton and Lee Carleton Estate Trustees by their Solicitor, Laushway Law Office 214 King St. W., P.O.Box 190 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0

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The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the role as a permanent part time Office Administrator. This individual must be a team player, possess strong organization skills, and is able to multi – task and work with the public. Experience working in a not-for-profit environment with a Board of Directors and knowledge of Carleton Place and area would be considered as definite assets.

With three campuses located along the beautiful St. Lawrence River in Southeastern Ontario, St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges. For more information, visit www.stlawrencecollege. ca. Further details regarding employment opportunities are available through the Employment Centre at our website.

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WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU BY JANUARY 11, 2013 Candidates are asked to submit their resume to: Red Cross Care Partners 15 Bates Dr. Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J8 E-MAIL: FAX – 613-253-4977 or 1-866-803-8384 We thank you for your interest , but only those applicants Considered for an interview will be contacted.

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


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The successful applicant will have signiďŹ cant construction industry estimating experience OR will be a graduate that possesses excellent numeracy and MS Excel skills that can be trained as a construction industry estimator. Permanent position at Perth location. Apply via email to Peter Ghinn

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Book keeping, accounting, computer back ground essential. Approximately 16-20 hrs per week. Property Management experience and good public relations a plus. The leasing office could be used by successful person for the balance of the week to do book keeping or accounting for others. Apply by email to Ennis Leasing and Mobile Rentals. Please contact Gordon or Genny Ennis at or

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Performance Printing is a commercial printing company located in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Performance has cold set web, sheetfed, bindery & lettershop equipment. We have casual positions available that may require shift work. The ideal candidate will have the ability to assist on various machines and be willing to learn and eventually operate the equipment. These individuals must be able to work in a team environment as well as on an individual basis. Interested candidates please respond to: Performance Printing 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls ON K7A 4T1

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• Replace or refinish doors, trim, baseboards and cabinetry – If possible, think about adding storage and be sure to update cabinet hardware • Accessorize – Recreate the spa experience at home by adding candles, high quality bath soaps and salts, plush towels, bathrobes and soft lighting To Abraham, “Remember, when it comes to square footage, bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house so you may be able to splurge on materials that you wouldn’t necessarily use to outfit a larger space. Talk to your Realtor about the types of bathroom features that appeal to potential buyers before undertaking any major upgrades.â€?

First time home buyers tips EMC Business – When it comes to life’s major milestones, buying your first home is one of the most significant rites of passage there is. But for firsttime home buyers, cobbling together the money for a down payment can be hugely challenging, especially when trying to piece together the funds necessary to put as much money down as possible. According to Ron Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, a combination of smart saving, careful budgeting and tapping into government incentives can help first time buyers get that down payment together and get into their first home faster. “Saving to make a down payment can be a major challenge for first time home buyers, but the benefits and long term opportunities of home ownership make the struggle well worth it. Remember, the more money that you are able to put down initially, the better; as this will cut into your long term mortgage costs.â€? TD Bank recommends putting 20 per cent down. While that may not be possible for all first time home buyers, Abraham advises trying to get as close to that number as you can, and offers these tips to help: • Cut back: Reducing your spending can be less painful than you think! If you can make a big cut, like trading in your car for the bus, that’s great, but even simple switches add up. A recent poll by Visa Canada found that 60

per cent of Canadians eat lunch out at least once a week and Ontarians eat out the most often, with 20 per cent going out for lunch three or more days per week. At an average cost of $8.80 per meal, eating out three times per week adds up to almost $20,000 after 10 years! • Organize your expenses: Make sure that you are keeping track of your monthly expenses so you can flag issues. Organize your spending into categories so you can see where your money is going – it may surprise you and motivate you to trade in your daily latte for a regular cup of joe. • Borrow from your RRSP under the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP): To provide first-time homebuyers with greater access to their RRSP savings to purchase or build a home, the Government of Canada has increased the Home Buyers’ Plan withdrawal limit to $25,000 from $20,000 per person for withdrawals made after January 27, 2009. • Apply the FirstTime Home Buyers’ (FTHB) Tax Credit: To assist first-time homebuyers with the costs associated with the purchase of a home, the Government of Canada introduced a $5,000 non-refundable income tax credit amount on a qualifying home acquired after January 27, 2009. For an eligible individual, the credit will provide up to $750 in federal tax relief starting in 2009. Submitted by the Ontario Real Estate Association.

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.

Almonte Baby Talk, Almonte Public Library, resumes Thursday, January 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 8, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and home-made desserts. Info: 613-2561894. Euchre at Holy Name of Mary School Gym on Patterson St. in Almonte. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and light lunch. Footcare Clinics, every 3 weeks, starts 9 a.m. Almonte Home Support, Community Room. Sponsor: Almonte/ Ramsay and District Home Support. 613-256-4700, to make appt. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, January 12, Cooper Street 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, General Diners Lunch, Tuesday, January 8, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Golden Oldies Lunch. Thursday, January 10, at the Mills office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Parkinsons Support Group meeting, Monday, January 7, 7-9 p.m. at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Call 613-2564700 to register. Winter Dance, Saturday, Jan. 12, Almonte Civitan Hall, 8-12 pm .Music by the Glen Silverson Band. Sponsor: Almonte Fair Board. Tickets in advance, Alyssa (613)256-6263, Glen (613)257-1467.

Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, January 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/ McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- 28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Carleton Place Baby Talk, CP Daycare Centre, (Resumes Wednesday, January 9), 1:30-3 p.m. Carleton Place Sunset Club meets every Wednesday, 1 p.m. Legion. Euchre, bid euchre, games, socializing. Third Wed. each monthshort general meeting, noon. Potluck lunch/games follows. 613-257-7483. Debtors Anonymous. If you are having problems with money or debt then we can help. 6:30 Tuesdays, St. James Hall, Bell and Edmund Street. 613-216-9008. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd

and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/ prizes. 613-253-6375. French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-2530008. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Thursday, 2-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit 2 Info: (613)257-2779 ext. 104. January Valley Singles lunch will be held at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place on Sunday, January 6, 12:30 p.m. Info: Fay 613-256-8117 or Johanna 613-432-7622. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Jan. 17.

BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Kemptville Pub, 200 Rideau St. (613)8634853. Kemptville Horticultural Society monthly meeting. Wednesday, January 16th, 7:30 PM, Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Rd. 43. New members and guests welcome. 613-2584645. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills. Pancake Breakfast, Sat. Jan. 5, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kemptville Snowmobile Clubhouse, 1505 O’Neil Road, Oxford Mills. Sponsored by Kemptville Snowmobile Klub.

Fitness Classes every Monday (except holidays). 9:30-10:30 a.m. North Lanark County Community Health Centre. 613-2592182. Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Walking group, every Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exercises/speaker after walk. Heather 613259-2182.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Good N’ Country, pork dinner 6 p.m., January 11. Legion. Legion General Meeting, all members requested to attend, January 8, 7 p.m.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, January 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613-267-4848, 613-267-6039. Are you trying to cope with a family member suffering from a mental illness? NAMI support group, every 4th Tuesday of the month. Info: 283-2170. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New members welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 2847038 or Lanark Lodge Birthday Party (last Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613267-4225. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday,10-11:30 a.m. St James Church. Info: (613)2572779. Perth Baby Talk, Perth Public Library, resumes Tuesday, January 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. January 11. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)283-8703. Rideau Trail Association- Sun. Jan. 13. Narrows Lock Rd. to Otty Lake Side Rd. Level 2, moderate pace 12 km. Meet 9 a.m., Conlon Farm. 613-267-5756. Rideau Trail Association- Sun. Jan. 5. Lally Homestead to Narrows Lock Rd. Level 2, moderate pace 12 km. Snowshoe or hike. Meet 9 a.m., Conlon Farm. 613-449-7459. The Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 244 Perth next meeting, January 10, 7 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meets Thursday evenings at Lanark Lodge. Info. Janet 613-264-9139. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613838-4777.

4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 4 hand euchre with lunch and prizes, every Friday, 7 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)2836240, (613)283-8482. 6 hand euchre with lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482,

(613)283-6240. Annual General Meeting of the Middleville Agricultural Society on Wednesday, January 16, 7 p.m. in Middleville United Church. Info: Audrey at 613-2545050. Barry Munro and the Moffatt Sisters, country/ gospel concert. St. George’s Church, Clayton, Sunday January 13, 2 PM. Light refreshments. Info 613-2569010. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)2836240, (613)283-8482. Canadian Tai Chi Academy, every Mon, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m., Rosedale Hall, Montague Twp. All welcome. (613)269-3944, Community Clothing Co-operative, Portland Community Hall. Open every Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday 1-3 p.m. CPHC formally VON foot care clinic, every 1st Thursday of the month. Westport Chiropractic Centre, 39 Bedford St., Westport. Appointments required. 613-342-3693, 1-800-4657646 ext. 243. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, January 4. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, January 18. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Euchre- every Monday afternoon. 1:30 p.m. South Elmsley Complex. Sponsor: Club 55. Lunch and prizes. Euchre, January 4. Lunch noon, Cards at 12:30 p.m. McDonald’s Corners Seniors Hall. Prizes. Everyone welcome. 613-278-2887. Forfar euchre every Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. Forfar Community Hall. Light lunch. Everyone welcome. Fun darts, start up Jan 6, Legion Br 542, Westport. 613-273-8890. Ham ‘N Jam, January 6th, 2-6 PM (Supper @ 5 PM) Clayton Community Hall. All musicians welcome! Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613359-1140. Karate and CardioKickboxing in Port Elmsley. Karate- Wednesday and Friday evenings. KickboxingThursday evenings. Visit www.portelmsley-karate. com or call 613-264-9063. Lanark County Archives 1920 Conc. 7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office). Open first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Info: 613-256-3130, (613)267-2232. New Horizon Club- Jan. 9. 2 p.m. Burrtits Rapids Community Hall. Film and Social Time. Refreshments. 613-269-2737.

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Quilting- every Wednesday. 1 and 7 p.m. McDonalds Corners Rd. Hall. 613278-2943. Rideau Snowmobile Club, Annual Breakfast, Sunday, January 13, Pierce’s Corners Hall. 8:30-11 a.m. Info: Wayne Avery 613-4893265 or Shane Poulter 613258-4767. Shuffleboard, Thurs. Jan. 3, 10:30 am, Watson’s Corners Hall. Brown bag lunch. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info 613-492-0291. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, January 12, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome.

Better than a Doctor, Better than a Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bingo- Fundraiser for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, January 5. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Breast Cancer Support Group meeting. First Tuesday each month. 7-9 p.m. Rideau Lakes Home & Community Support Services, 4 George St. S. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Duplicate bridge, every Monday night, Legion, 7 p.m.

EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- January 8, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Gambling Problem? There is help. Gamblers Anonymous, Tuesdays 7:309 p.m. 88 Cornelia St. 613567-3271. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls District Community Health Centre, 2 Gould St. Info: (613)2572779 ext. 104. “Let’s Pray” Prayer Line available, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.noon. (613)283-3485, (613)267-9780 evenings. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Hwy 29 (just past the mall). Walk-ins welcome. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:3011:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)2572779. Smiths Falls Baby Talk, Ontario Early Years Centre, Resumes, Monday, January 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Smiths Falls Magic Community- Magic: The Gathering recreational multi-player card games. Every Sat. night (rotating locations). 613283-8299. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613838-4777.

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April 5, 2012 This year Nancy Stevens and her volunteers from Kenya Help proved once again that lives can be changed in a period of just a few weeks. The Smiths Falls native began her March trip back to Kenya with an ambitious list of to-do items, but with passion and a hard-working team of volunteers, she was able to check everything off her list and then some. “My team was incredible; they worked so hard,” Stevens said. “We were able to do more this year than we ever have.” In just a few short weeks the team was able to repair the Kibiko Primary School’s roof, pour four new floors, install gutters to collect rain water, distribute 150 pounds of first aid as well as school supplies, toys and clothing and donate a year’s worth of water to a neighbouring orphanage in Kiambu and 10, 000 litres to the primary school in Kibiko. In terms of infrastructure, the crew dug out an entrance road, installed security fencing and signage, replaced broken windows and installed electricity in the school - a first in the school’s eight-year history. Yet, the biggest project to be completed was the unexpected building of the Kenya Help Kitchen. Phase two under way for CPR line. Focus on removing rail between Renfrew and Smiths Falls. The Canadian Pacific Railway has entered year two of a three-year plan to remove and recycle the material from its discontinued line that runs from Smiths Falls to Mattawa, Ont. Employees working for the Manitoba company, Cando Ltd., worked well into last fall salvaging equipment from Canadian Pacific Line. Much of the sorting of smaller equipment took place at a feverish place in downtown Renfrew. Smiths Falls hosts successful curling championship weekend. More than 300 youth curlers and their families filtered into Smiths Falls over the weekend to take part in some exciting Ontario

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Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples (left) shakes the hand of Hugh Cubitt, this year’s Charles Gilhuly Award winner April 25 at the Volunteer Appreciation night. The award is given annually to someone who works behind the scenes to improve the town. Curling Association action at the local club. The Junior and Bantam Mixed Provincial Championships, hosted by the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club took place from March 28 to 31 and was a huge success, said one of the organizers of the event, Agnes McVeety. April 12, 2012 Young Andrew Vaughan doesn’t remember his greatgrandfather. The man, after whom Andrew was named, died in 1978. But Andrew will have a little piece of him to remember for a long time – a 100-year-old medal etched with the image of the Titanic. “This is cool,” he said, as he admired the medal in its weathered box. On the back of it, scrawled in faded, cursive ink, is a message to its bequeathed. “And when I’m done with it, it will go to that guy,” Robert said, pointing to the youngest Vaughan. The Vaughans, who are residents of the Smiths Falls area, dropped by the paper last week with a collection of photographs

and yellowed newspaper clippings that immortalized the eldest member of the family who was recognized as a hero back in 1912. He was on the rescue ship, the Carpathia, that hauled to safety, victims of the sunken Titanic. There’s a new deputy chief in town: meet Mark MacGillivray. On June 1, it will be official. Current Staff Sgt. Mark MacGillivray, 44, will take on a new role in the Smiths Falls Police Service - that of the deputy chief. MacGillivray, who comes from Ottawa, has spent his 25 years in the Smiths Falls Police Service, starting as a constable in 1987. April 19, 2012 Local guidance counsellor recognized for teaching prowess. It’s a team effort. Steve Hall didn’t expect to receive such high praise for just doing his job. He is a guidance counselor at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, who has been employed as a teacher there for the past 10 years. The last three, he’s been offering counseling to

370 students (half the population), but he said he didn’t expect to receive such accolades for doing something that he loves. “I’m humbled, very honoured and surprised,” he said after learning he had won the Allyson Hughes Excellence in Teaching Award from the Parents for Children’s Mental Health. April 26, 2012 Input gathering under way to improve town’s pedestrian experience. Smiths Falls is taking steps to ensure the town supports residents and visitors in healthy living by commissioning a study to improve the walkability of the community. A trio of commu-

GUNS From page SF6

only kill one person at a time! If gun laws today limited their possession by the public at large to a single shot weapon, how many children

nity and stakeholder information-gathering sessions was held recently in town to assess the current realities for pedestrians in Smiths Falls and how they can be built on. Senators pay special tribute Smiths Falls’ Louie Hart. Sixty-one continuous years of coaching minor hockey has produced plenty of memories for Ellwood (Louie) Hart. He’s won countless trophies, helped mould hundreds of young minds, received the key to the town, even guestcoached a Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears game. But the 84 yearold great grandfather says he wasn’t prepared for the phone call he received earlier this month, inviting him and wife Margaret to attend an Ottawa Senators game as a special guest of the NHL club. Local woman remains undeterred after OHIP compensation case denied. An April 19, 2012 denial of her claim for OHIP compensation will mean Smiths Falls area resident, Judy Butcher’s health care journey is not over yet. “I’m really disappointed,” Butcher said of the outcome. Butcher is planning her next step in the process despite not having formally receiving word of her denial by the Ontario Health Services Appeal and Review Board (HSARB). News of her denial for a requested $7,000 in compensation - the cost of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) treatment she underwent in Egypt in March 2011 - came to her by way of a fellow MS patient who was surfing the internet and happened upon it. May 3, 2012 Funding grant brings literacy to life for St. Luke stu-

dents. The characters of the popular Star Wars franchise have the power to teleport at will and thanks to an Ottawa Citizen Raise a Reader program, these same characters have given at least one St. Luke Catholic High School student the power of literacy. “There’s a lot of new stuff I haven’t seen in this one,” says Ryan Richards while he pours over his selected Star Wars book at the Smiths Falls school April 20. The distribution of at least 160 books for each of the three Grade 7-8 classrooms at St. Luke created a surge of excitement among students last Friday and a line up at the sign out book for their first at home loaner. Volunteer spirit shines at awards presentation. It takes many hands and a lot of work to make one community sensational. Mayor Dennis Staples took the opportunity recently to thank a selection of outstanding volunteers in Smiths Falls during the presentation of the Charles Gilhuly Award and Volunteer Award. “Volunteers are essential in providing the quality of life we enjoy and value,” Staples said in his opening remarks. “You’re the reason that Smiths Falls is sensational.” The Charles Gilhuly Award came into being in 1975 in honour of its namesake - a dedicated resident who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to improve the town. Since that time the award has been given to individuals who exemplify this work ethic, including this year’s recipient: Hugh Cubitt.

could still be alive today of the twenty children who were slain in the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre, as well as in the countless preceding massacres that have taken place in both the United

States and in Canada? Is it possible that those who express the certitude that “gunlaws are useless” have other agendas? Sincerely, Edmond J. Van Neste

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Musical welcome Opening ceremonies of the Junior and Bantam Mixed Provincial Championships saw piper Steve Brooke pipe in the participants. THE EMC - SF7 - Thursday, January 3, 2013


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This was to be the last time Adam would participate in celebrating the volunteerism in Smiths Falls as stroke followed by a heart attack took his life three days later on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

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May 31, 2012 Planned circus demonstration attract many local children. The planned picket at the Mondo Circus show in Smiths Falls aimed to educate people about the health concerns of the animals, but Circus Mondo producer, Louis Leonard feels not all the information was available. Approximately 15 protesters and a handful of local youth were asked to pick up picket signs and join volunteer members of the Ottawa Animal Defence League (OADL) in encouraging circus guests to think about the animals they are about to see. Legion celebrates Diamond Jubilee and 85th anniversary. The Royal Canadian Legion in Smiths Falls is hosting a Diamond Jubilee tea on June 3 and all are welcome to drop by. President Carol Levere says they are also celebrat-

ing the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 85th anniversary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are celebrating right along with the Queen,â&#x20AC;? Levere says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will have the museum open to the public, and will be serving punch, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and cake.â&#x20AC;? The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and all are welcome. Rideau Canal Museum operation changes hands. Parks Canada is assuring the public the Rideau Canal Museum will remain unchanged following their assuming operational control of the flagship interpretation centre recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For this season there will be very few changes that people will see,â&#x20AC;? confirmed Heather MacDonald, visitor experience manager, Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada. The news of the change over was made May 22 through a media release where it spoke of future changes to the museum inside the Woods Mill building that

would see changes to align Parks Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities, programs and activities to meet the interests and needs of visitors. MacDonald didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have further details on how this work would be undertaken in the future. June 7, 2012 Expansion planned for Drummondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gas Bar. Owners of Drummondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gas Bar on Lombard Street are hoping to re-zone their existing property to allow for a new fourbay automated car wash and convenience store at the site. Jim Adam remembered as dedicated volunteer, town supporter. Jim Adam was a tireless Smiths Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; volunteer whose support of the community was best seen last Wednesday night when he joined a roomful of people to congratulate Claude (Butch) Dignard in receiving the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award.


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June 21, 2012 Rodeo rides into town this weekend. This weekend roping, riding and bucking will be part of the every day vernacular when the first Upper Canada Rodeo rides into town June 23-24. Hospital staff fears provincial budget will remove local

June 28, 2012 Have a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Round For Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bernicky this July 28. An upcoming golfing fundraiser aims to chip away at the unexpected financial hit Ron Bernicky and his family will endure when he travels to Toronto for life-saving surgery. It was only this past May when the Smiths Falls resident learned his difficulty breathing and persistent coughing was more than a nuisance. Ottawa resident Helene Campbell has made Bernickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis famous world-wide, but the daily reality of gasping for air has gone beyond the headlines for Bernicky and his family since he received the diagnosis in May. Boundary proposal could change electoral landscape for town. MP Scott Reid is encouraging Smiths Falls to have its voice heard during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s federal election boundary adjustment process that could see the separated town moved from Lanark County. Please see next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Record News for the final six months of 2012 news highlights.



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June 14, 2012 Investment tour makes stop in Smiths Falls. The growing interest from Asian investors in acquiring North American assets has come to the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doorstep when Ontario East Economic Development brought about 10 Beijing investors to Smiths Falls for a tour of investment properties. Youth homelessness program proposed for Smiths Falls. A proposal to establish a winter youth homeless program in Smiths Falls came to committee this week for consideration. Ann Emon, executive director of Successful Transitional Avenues for Youth (STAY) made a presentation to this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee asking Smiths Falls to consider approving $500 in support of establishing a night-time emergency shelter. Town funding aids in purchase of secure needle disposal unit. A $2,000 Town of Smiths Falls grant will give the community a second drop off spot for used needles. A letter from the town dated May 25, 2012 confirmed the funding. That week the committee supported ordering the secure unit from GHM Metal Stamping Corp. of Smiths Falls for $1,100.

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May 24, 2012 High school students build garden in memory of friend, peer. In his senior year of high school Josiah Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was cut tragically short, but his friends and teachers at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) want to ensure his memory continues to grow and thrive inside the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly created forest garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A forest concept is what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to go for,â&#x20AC;? explained Pam Craig, who is leading the development. She and other staff and students met at 8 a.m. Friday, May 18 to begin the initial planting of trees and shrubs on the grounds leading to the foot-

ball field. The project began as part of the Environmental Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to green their school. Thanks to the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold Eco School standing SFDCI was granted $500 grant from the school yard greening program. CPR workers in strike position this week. In the early hours of Wednesday morning thousands of Canadian Pacific Railway staff members woke up to find out if they were heading to the picket line instead of the rail yard this week. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union hand delivered 72-hour strike notice to the transportation company on May 19, 2012. The potential walk out will affect 4,800 engineers, conductors and rail traffic controllers throughout the country. An update posted on the unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website May 21 informs members that both sides continue to negotiate in Calgary, Alberta.


May 17, 2012 Hershey plant sold to specialized financial company. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announced purchase of the former Hershey plant in Smiths Falls is hoped to give the vacant facility new life on the open market. ICON International, a finance company that helps companies restore value to underperforming assets and fund corporate expenses has purchased the plant for an undisclosed amount of money, Mayor Dennis Staples announced this Monday (May 14). Shortened canal season will hurt economy stakeholders charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just devastated,â&#x20AC;? exclaimed Lance JervisRead, operator of the Classic Rideau Cruiser in Portland. That is the impact on local tour operators from Parks Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected announcement this week that they will shorten the 2012 boating season along the Rideau Canal and other waterways in order to bring their budget in line.

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The new splash pad at Lower Reach Park opened under sunny skies and cheers on Saturday, May 19. Zach Whiting, 6, takes aim with one of the splash padâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many water cannons. Although it was up and running, the formal opening took place on July 1. The splash pad had only a minor hiccup on its first weekend having been shut off for much of Sunday due to leaking in the electrical bed. Crews had it back up by Monday for many children to enjoy.


May 10, 2012 Town workers pull man from burning truck. Quick thinking Smiths Falls public workers pulled a man from a burning truck while a woman risked her life by jumping in front of it to stop the truck dead in its tracks. In the mid afternoon of Monday, May 7, Town of Smiths Falls public works department employees Kevin Minshall and Steve Anderson were returning from their duties filling potholes along Lombard Street. They were stopped at the busy intersection of Brockville Street when they noticed that the black truck in front of them appeared to be on fire. Five per cent tax increase approved; road work challenge still to be tackled. The roads within Smiths Falls are wrapping tighter rings around the community purse requiring a five per cent increase to taxes this year. Councilors opted to approve the budget as it was agreed upon at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting and instruct staff to look for more operational efficiencies needed to make the $562,000 Foster Street road work a reality this year. However Coun. Shawn Pankow expressed his concern that the town could find such a significant amount of funding through operational savings.

services. While politicians debate the broader strokes of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ontario budget, local hospital staff are taking their own stand against the document they feel will have serious impacts to our health care system. Last Thursday, June 14 a crowd of local hospital staff and their Ottawa Valley union peers took their lunch hour to inform Smiths Falls residents and patients about their fears of upcoming service cuts and job loss that will come if Premier Dalton McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget goes forward.


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Local defensive football player earns spot on Team Ontario By STACEY ROY

EMC Sports - Jasper’s Brandon Whiteman has dreamed of a career in professional football for years. This winter he will have a chance to show what he can do on the gridiron in Texas as a member of the U17 Team Ontario Selects. “It nearly brought me to tears,” Whiteman said of his reaction after learning he would represent his province in Texas Feb. 1 to 7, 2013. The trip to Texas - mecca in the sport of football - is undoubtedly a highlight for the local athlete whose passion for the sport has brought him to this point. Whiteman began playing football in Grade 6 when Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) coaches introduced a spring league for elementary aged kids. Whiteman’s tall stature (he is 6 foot 1) made him a natural in the sport and the ability to tackle and be physical sparked an interest in him to build on his natural abilities from the start. “I just kind of got hooked on it,” Whiteman said. The Jasper resident developed his skill on the field in the spring league over the next two seasons before feeling he could challenge himself in a new way by trying out and making an Ontario varsity team in Grade 8. This opportunity exposed him to another level of competitive football that would take him to the Toronto area for regular


Brandon Whiteman of Jasper appears ready to fire off the line and bring down a running back. The young defensive lineman has earned a spot on the 2013 weekend match-ups. “I kind of thank my parents for doing that,” Whiteman added. “I learned a lot from that.” Whiteman has played football for SFDCI the last two

years. Last year the junior team became LCIAA champions though coming up short in the final game for the trophy. His desire to continually improve his performance on the field has given him the cour-

Team Ontario football team that will be competing against Texas in the U.S. state Feb. 1. age to try out for any opportunity that’s presented itself. So it was no surprise when his high school coaches approached him about the Team Ontario tryouts in southern Ontario earlier this month, he

jumped at the chance. “We kind of worked on a couple of things here before I went up,” Whiteman said. The three-hour tryout session near Hamilton welcomed more than 847 players who were vying for a spot on two provincial teams. A variety of player-on-player drills and skill measurement was done to gauge how high the players could jump to how fast they

could sprint 40 metres. “I was really nervous,” Whiteman said. The local boy earned a spot on the defensive line - a position he has loved playing since his early days in football. “It’s more fun hitting people than getting hit,” he remarked. Whiteman believes he is the first Smiths Falls native to be invited to play on Team Ontario since CFL player, Derek Armstrong. He hopes he can repeat Armstrong’s success and make it to the professional league in the future. “I know I can’t do football forever, but I wish I could,” Whiteman said. The 15-year-old has had a lot of support throughout his football career. When asked what has made the biggest difference, Whiteman acknowledged his coaches, but added the support his family and friends have given him has been invaluable. Best friend and fellow football player, Josh Warren has been lining up with Whiteman for the kick-off since their early days in Grade 6. Even though Warren didn’t compete in the same leagues as his best friend, he rarely missed one of Whiteman’s games. “He’s like my brother,” Whiteman added. “I kind of wish he could have come with me to Texas.” The Ontario team will meet for the first time in Texas where they will have a week to practice and gel as a team before playing Texas at the end of the first week in February. Whiteman is looking forward to the experience of playing in a state where football is the pastime of choice.

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EMC Sports - Members of the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club welcomed those interested in learning about the sport to the Old Sly’s facility Dec. 28 for their open house. Above, Gary MacTavish of the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club demonstrates his technique while (at right) Megan LeBlanc lines up her toss before releasing her rock. She has been playing for about two years now. The Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club offers a range of memberships. For more information please call the club at 613-283-4700.

BRANDON WHITEMAN Football season has long since ended but not for Brandon Whiteman. The Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawk defensive lineman has been selected to Team Ontario and will participate in a week-long camp in Texas at the end of which he will participate in a game pitting Ontario against Texas high schoolers.

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Kids shine at minor, major midget rep hockey tournament

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EMC Sports - The Minor Midget Bears faced off against the Renfrew Timberwolves Dec. 28 during the Minor/Major Midget hockey tournament at the community centre. The Bears stayed in the game throughout the three periods, but were unable to match the Timberwolves. In the final few seconds of the match the TImberwolves made a gutsy decision to pull their goalie while Smiths Falls was down two players due to penalties. The Bears kept pace with them and no goal was scored during this time.

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In the marquee match-up of the showcase CCHL weekend, red-hot Ottawa outlasted the Bears to move past Smiths Falls and assume the overall league points lead. Smiths Falls was without scoring leader Chris Maniccia. Bears got second period goals from Daniele Disipio, his eighth and defenceman Cameron Romoff, his fourth. Recently arrived defenceman Jesse Lussier (above) fired his second goal in nine games in the third to temporarily make it a 4-3 game. At left, goalie Patrick Martin sprawls to make a save off Jr. Senator Riley Hennigar as his defencemen Tyler Akeson (26) and Patrick Sexton look to clear the puck. Bears host Cumberland Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Hawkesbury Sunday (2:30 p.m.)

Alumni compete on college, university hockey teams the recruiting process.â&#x20AC;? Devin Shore, who played for the Whitby Fury (OJHL), was the highest drafted CJHL player in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Shore committed to the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University of Maine Black Bears of Hockey East, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deciding to play college hockey is the best decision Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever made. Practices are like games, and games are like playoff games. The opportunity to represent your school and play in front of such passionate fans is awesome. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to get better and have a ton of fun doing it.â&#x20AC;? Penticton Vees (BCHL) alumnus, Joey Laleggia, is thriving in the NCAA at the WCHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University of Denver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;College hockey was a

smart choice for me because it gives me a couple more years to develop,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an awesome lifestyle. It really makes you take charge of your life. You have to balance being the best hockey player you can be along with studies.â&#x20AC;? Newmarket (OJHL) alum-

nus, Dan Ellis of the Anaheim Ducks, is grateful for his CJHL experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing in Newmarket gave me the opportunity to compete at one of the highest junior hockey levels,â&#x20AC;? Ellis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The CJHL not only provided me exposure to NCAA, CHL and NHL, but prepared me to play at those

levels.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;One look at the number of former CJHL players we have competing at colleges and universities in North America and its clear that the Junior A model is working for our student-athletes and their families,â&#x20AC;? proudly stated CJHL president Kirk Lamb.


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NOTICE OPEN AIR BURNING PERMITS Be advised that any open air burning requires a permit issued in the new year. This is to advise that the council of the Township of Rideau Lakes has passed that open air burning permits will now have a fee cost of $10.00. The permit once issued will be good for the calander year in which they are issued. Permits are required for all the same types of open air burning as defined by By-Law 2007-84, this has not changed. The exception as before is a campfire as defined by By-Law 2007-84 2013 Permits will be available after January 2, 2013 Questions, please contact: Fire Chief Jay DeBernardi Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8 Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0 928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 Ext. 237


EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) is proud to announce that more than 1,950 former CJHL players are pursuing their academic and hockey careers at colleges and universities across North America. Number of CJHL alumni competing at universities and colleges in Canada and the US (per cent of rosters): â&#x20AC;˘ 578 in NCAA Division I (37 per cent) â&#x20AC;˘ 594 in NCAA Division III (27 per cent) â&#x20AC;˘ 780 in Canadian universities and colleges (61 per cent) â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no denying how successful the CJHL and its ten Junior A leagues have been at paving the way to college hockey careers in Canada and the US,â&#x20AC;? stated CJHL president Kirk Lamb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Junior Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role is to provide premier development and maximum exposure so that our student-athletes can further their hockey and academic careers. Clearly we are doing that.â&#x20AC;? Each season hundreds of CJHL players and alumni commit to universities and colleges on both sides of the Canada-US border. Here in Canada, over 780 former CJHL players are currently playing in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport), Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC), BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) and Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA). This represents 61 per cent of players on Canadian university and college team rosters. Torrie Dyck, a former standout in the SJHL with the Nipawin Hawks, has since gone on to play in both the CIS (University of Alberta) and ACAC (Augustana). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing three years of Junior A allowed me to take the next step to the ACAC, and subsequently to the CIS,â&#x20AC;? said Dyke, who is currently playing a key role for the University of Alberta Golden Bears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still reflect on my time

in the CJHL and realize that those were some of the best years of my life,â&#x20AC;? said the top points-per-game producer of the No. 1 ranked team in the CIS. South of the border, a total of 578 CJHL alumni can be found on NCAA Division I rosters. Those 578 CJHL Alumni account for 37 per cent of all Division I hockey players. The 594 CJHL alumni competing at the NCAA Division III level represent 27 per cent of all Division III players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The CJHL has perennially been loaded with blue-chip NCAA prospects,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Dennehy, head coach of Merrimack College of Hockey East. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coaches understand how to develop these players and are very knowledgeable about




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