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EMC News - The international Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon in Portland thrived this time around under sunny skies, warm temperatures and near perfect ice conditions. It was the ninth year for the event. “For once our ice prep crew had an easy job preparing the 1 km oval on Portland Bay,” said John Bongers, Portland Outdoors president during last weekend’s event. “By the time races got underway on Saturday morning the surface on the oval shone like a mirror.” As the day progressed, the field of competitors in the 5-, 10-, 25- and 50-km races had cracks to contend with that had opened up due to the extremely cold temperatures earlier in the week. Winning this year’s 50km event was Sergio Almeralla with a time of 1:47:06 closely followed by Constant Montpellier with 1:47:13. Crossing the wire for the women was longtime Skate the Laker, Catherine Kwiecien with 2:17:37 followed by Tonya Hoferek less than two seconds later. In the 25 km another long time Skate the Lake participant, Jake Maarse crossed the finish line in 54:27 with Paul Pickard close on his heals with a time of 56:40. Suzanne Dionne was extremely close to this pack crossing the wire in





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A family-friendly tradition continued its successful run this past weekend, as the 15th annual Skate the Lake drew crowds of supporters and speed-skaters under sunny skies and otherwise perfect weather conditions. Above, participants compete in the 50 km race on the Big Rideau Lake, which prompted much clapping and cheering from family and friends. More photos appear inside. 58:35 taking first place in the women’s 25 km followed by Katherine Maine in 1:01:28. Earlier in the day, Almeralla won both the 5- and 10-km races with times of 10:52 and 23:36 respectively. Paul McCloskey also skated the 5- and 10-km races and took second with 11:22 and 25:16 respectively.

In the women’s 10 km event, Dominique Larocque came in with 24:49 followed by Catherine Kwiecien in 26:33. Sue Warren, long-time Skate the Lake volunteer and competitor won the women’s 5 km in 15:27 with Chloe Goss taking second in 16:22 After the competitive races were over the relay teams took

to the ice, to the delight of the crowd, in their amusing team costumes. Cat-in-the-Hat & Thing won this fun-filled race followed by Team Code. The highlight of the day for many of the locals in the crowd was the kids 5-km event. They were cheered lap by lap by a crowd in the hundreds of people who had congregated

throughout the day. “I was pleased to see so many people stick around to cheer on these kids, they are the future of our sport,” said Catherine Kwiecien, a marathon skater from Waterloo, Ont. They were followed by the Special Olympians in their Skate the Lake début as they made their way around the oval enthusiastically cheered on by the large crows. Perth Special Olympian, Rob McLellan, said he had some fun. “It was the first time I did this,” he said, after he crossed the finish line in second place. “Once around the oval. It was great.” Throughout the day the spectators and participants were kept warm by several bonfires and a steady supply of snert, chilli and hot chocolate. Hot air balloon rides were also offered by the team from ReMax Realty. Hugh Colton was on hand for some emcee duties, and even the town crier, David Boyd had some fun on the lake. The day was closed out by an acoustic performance by Ryan Malcolm of Canadian Idol fame, capped by a fireworks display that lasted some 20 minutes. For complete marathon results and other information regarding Portland Outdoors follow the links at


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One of the ways she suggested doing this was to draw immigrants who are already here in places like Ottawa and Toronto on the benefits of small-town living, but also an hour’s drive away from major centres like Kingston. She admitted that, because of the small numbers of immigrants in Lanark County, “the funding does not come here,” for federal resources for employers looking to fill skilled roles with immigrants. However, Hire Immigrants Ottawa’s catchment area does extend to cover Lanark County. While Canada has always been welcoming to immigrants, there are certain traps that employers may set for prospective immigrant employees and, indeed, themselves. For example, creating non-biased interview questions that are culturally sensitive is a good way to get the best response possible from a prospective employee, while recognizing his or her cultural background. Asking him or her, for example, how they would handle conflict with a manager is a non-starter for people from some cultures. “That happens only in North America,” said Breckon with a

laugh. “Conflicts do not occur with managers outside of North America.” Another positive step employers can take to attract immigrants to an area is to highlight the success of immigrants who have already made a name for themselves in the area, as has been done in Renfrew County. “They certainly do survive and thrive,” said Breckon. “We know that these gems do exist in Lanark County.” One reason why cities trump rural areas when it comes to immigration is because of socalled “ethnic enclaves,” like Chinatown or Little Italy in Ottawa. “Newcomers go where the familiarity is,” said Breckon. “They would like that familiarity as soon as they arrive. (But) we can present ourselves as that warm and friendly neighbour…Living in Chinatown is not the Canadian experience.” Already, settlement agencies are arranging two-hour bus tours of Lanark County of immigrants from Ottawa. “The reason they (want to) live here is because of the Canadian experience,” said Breckon, to teach them that “they are great to each other, people who

live in small towns.” While racism exists everywhere, areas where immigrants are seen less often may have built up more unfair stereotypes about immigrants, like they arrive and hit Canadian social services straight off of the plane. “We try to break down those perceptions,” said Breckon. “Perth is welcoming.” Rebecca Wissler, a local realtor, has lived in Canada for 10 years, and while she is glad of her move from Great Britain, she was frustrated by the many unnecessary obstacles that were in her way to get here. “They (immigrants) want to move here and start up businesses,” said Wissler. “(But) they have to jump through hoops. The federal government needs to be doing some cleaning up of its system.” Wissler warned that Canada risks losing highly-skilled workers to other countries because, when there are too many hoops or delays, “they go somewhere else.” “It seems like you get your face slapped every time you turn around,” Wissler said of the immigration process. “How will we overcome these barri-


Chelsea Breckon, project manager of the Local Immigration Partnership for Lanark and Renfrew Counties speaks at a breakfast seminar hosted by the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce last week.




EMC Business – Lanark County wants not only your poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we also need your MBAs, your best and your brightest too. If we want to keep our economy going, that is. “Always the question is when we talk about newcomers is… why is diversity so important?” said Chela Breckon, project manager of the Local Immigration Partnership for Lanark and Renfrew counties. She was speaking during a breakfast seminar hosted by the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24, at the Dufferin Square boardroom. “Two thirds of our Canadian population growth comes from immigration. Population growth corresponds to economic development.” In fact, this year alone, immigration will account for all of Canada’s labour force growth, and for all net population growth by 2031, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The ministry has also found that Canadian-born replacement rates are falling and that, soon, any population growth will come solely from immigration. “We know that less and less people are coming to Lanark County,” said Breckon. “Our recent newcomers are arriving to the major centres. They are not seeing those smaller centres as attractive.” To illustrate her point, Breckon asked all of the people aged 50 and older to raise their hands. A good portion of the business leaders present raised their hands. “Imagine all of those people gone in 15 years, because you’ve retired,” said Breckon. “We will not be able to secure the comfort of senior citizen living as it is now,” without immigrants. While Canada faces a surplus of unskilled labour, it will see a deficit of skilled labour, totaling an estimated 1.8 million, by 2031. Lanark County was able to lure immigrants to the area back before 1961, Breckon said, mostly British and Irish immigrants, as well as quite a few Dutch settlers, in the 16 years after the end of the Second World War. “Those people coming here (now) are not choosing to come here (to Lanark County) as their first choice, or even their second choice,” said Breckon. “(But) the people who come to Canada, they want to work. Toronto has been the hotspot for immigration for decades and decades,” with second-andthird generation spillover then to other parts of Ontario. But even now, this is not so. “No longer is Toronto the for-sure destination for immigration,” said Breckon, pointing to Vancouver, Montreal and many western cities like Calgary, which are crying out for skilled labour. “We know we can do a better job. We have to sell them,” on Lanark County.

area, primarily after the war, is starting to retire. She heard of one business owner in Almonte who cannot afford to let her 65-year-old German seamstress retire because she simply cannot find someone with comparable skills, though she has heard that there are many skilled seamstresses in places like Thailand looking to immigrate. “We have to get employers comfortable with hiring skilled immigrants,” said Breckon. “We know that the labour shortage is coming. We don’t want our small towns to be the victims of this.”

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Hillier defends hospital bed closures at testy protest MPP in favour of private clinics to create more health care ‘options’

EMC News – Randy Hillier came face to face with protesters fighting bed closures at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital this week in a sometimes testy exchange. The Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP met with about 75 protesters assembled in front of his Perth constituency office on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and he wasted no time in confronting what he called “distortion of the facts” about bed closures and redundancies at the hospital. “I am very disturbed by what has happened,” said Hillier. “That people would distort the facts. I do believe, wholeheartedly, completely, that there has been a complete misrepresentation about what is happening at the hospital. There have been no cuts to the hospital.” David Lundy, the regional vice president (region four) of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, took the opportunity to poke fun at Hillier. “You should be wearing a red coat there buddy,” said Lundy, referring to the red preferred by Liberals. “I never thought I’d see you defending the Liberals.” Hillier replied that he was not defending the outgoing McGuinty government, stating that it was a local decision made by the hospital board. “I’m going to respect the local decisions,” said Hillier. “There are some changes that have been happening. I agree with them. Those decisions that they have made are to make us a better hospital. Those changes are to reflect the changing demographics of our community.” Later in his remarks to the protesters, Hillier slammed the Ontario Health Coalition, which held two public meetings on the hospital issue, in Perth and Smiths Falls, earlier this month. “There is only one group that is fear mongering and that is the Ontario Health Coalition,” he said. He also dismissed accusations from the protesters that the hospital board was merely carrying out the wishes of the province. The protesters invited Hillier to a Feb. 4 planning meeting about the future of the hospital so that he could

clear up any misconceptions on the spot. “I would be happy to advocate for improvements” to the hospital, Hillier said. “That is my bottom line, if we have an honest dialogue, as long as we are having an honest discussion then I will be there.” However, some organizers, including members of the hospital unions, took exception to Hillier accusing them of spreading “lies.” While the hospital is facing a $4 million deficit, about six beds each are due to be closed at each hospital location this March, but Hillier stressed about 30 per cent of the hospital’s beds were being taken up by long-term care patients awaiting home care or placement in a nursing home. “(The 12 beds) are no longer needed here,” said Hillier. “Those people are now being looked at at home.” He also pointed to the $20 million top up for home care allocated to the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). “We need to put more money into homecare,” said Hillier. “If those people can stay in their homes with some level of assistance, this is best. I am acknowledging that we need to put more money into long-term care and home care,” though he did acknowledge that home care was not as visible as, say, a hospital. He shared that his own mother needed dialysis which required home care help. Hillier did concede that one position has been cut from the physio-therapy department, but was adamant that the sexual assault unit “was still there,” but that the role of community educator within that unit, “that role has been taken up by the community,” and out of the hospital’s hands. There was one person (at the unit) and it was changed to a community person.” Hillier was also challenged as to whether the night nurse shift being reduced from three nurses on duty at the Perth campus to two was a cut. “It’s not a financial cut,” replied Hillier. “There has been a loss of one job,” in the physio-therapy department. One nurse in attendance, with 17.5 years experience, told Hillier that she was facing a $5 an hour cut in pay

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Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier, above left, came face to face with protesters

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at the hospital. “There are lots of jobs for nurses in the province,” Hillier replied. “Maybe they are hiring more nurses in home care than in hospitals.” Hillier also promised the protesters that his door was always open to them if they wished to talk about their own personal problems accessing health care. “If you have to wait nine to 10 months for any thing in health care, call me,” said Hillier. “That’s what I am here for.” (One union president joked that he did not want to be calling Randy every day with concerns.) Hillier did receive some applause from the audience when he revealed that he had travelled back from Toronto, where Queen’s Park is abuzz with the arrival of new Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne, just to meet with the protesters, but the mood turned harsh quickly when Hillier said he was in favour of private clinics competing with public health care. “I do believe we need some additional clinics, like the Shouldice Hospital,”

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Lanark & District Fish & Game Conservation Club look back at 2012 EMC News – Lanark & District Fish & Game Conservation Club members have been busy planning and doing fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects. We would like to publish a thank you to the volunteers and sponsors that help with the successes of our club. The club is affiliated with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters who promote and sponsor clubs all over the province. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources aids us with their expertise and funding from the Community Fish & Wildlife Improvement Project with grants. Unfortunately with the province’s cutbacks, the grants have been cut by 50 per cent. For each one of our projects, we need permits and approvals from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs, Transport Canada (Navigable Waters Protection Act), conservation authorities, municipalities, lake associations and adjacent landowners. Permits can take up to a year or more, many hours of time and effort goes into a project before we ever get our hands dirty or wet. We would like to thank the Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County for their assistance in most of our projects. The council is made up of a group of volunteers with a paid coordinator, Jeff Ward. Ward is an employee of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). While the Stewardship Council will be continuing its important support of projects like these, it is unfortunate that

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The Lanark & District Fish & Game Conservation Club had a very productive year, completing a number of fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects. Above, club president Wendell Crosbie, right, and club member Ernie McDougal, present Jeff Ward of the Ministry of Natural Resources with an award for his dedication and time in assisting the club over the years. Below, one of the projects finished by the club in 2012 was a new parking lot for the boat launch at McIlquham Bridge, adjacent to Ferguson Falls Road. Dianne McIIquham donated the above land, for the project.

due to the province’s cutbacks, MNR has decided to end its direct support of the council through the Ontario Stewardship Program. Some of the projects accomplished by the club include: the 2011-2012 Mississippi River spawning bed at Innisville, a project completed in partnership with the Lanark County Stewardship Council and Junior Rangers; as well as the new parking lot for the boat launch at McIlquham Bridge, adjacent to Ferguson Falls Road. Dianne McIIquham donated the land for both the boat launch and parking lot to Drummond Township. The Lanark Fish & Game Club looked after surfacing the parking lot with gravel, while Dunlop Cartage of Balderson donated their time and bulldozer rental to the project. We would like to thank Dianne for such a great donation. Our latest project is the walleye spawning shoal rehabilitation and extension at Patterson Lake in Lanark Highlands. The Lanark & District Fish & Game Conservation Club members, along with cottage owners and the Patterson Lake Association members are hoping to complete the Patterson Lake Walleye Spawning Shoal Improvement Project, Sunday, Feb. 17. We will be moving the stone with snowmobiles and ATVs on the ice, placing the washed stone above the shoal on top of the ice, so when the ice melts in the spring the stone will rest on the shoal. For safety of ice travel after the stone is placed, the area will be marked with

evergreen trees stuck in the ice with signs reminding people to ‘stay clear.’ The Lanark Fish & Game Club will be hosting their 2012/2013 annual Award Wild Game Dinner on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Lanark Trap Club. Members are asked to bring a guest and a dish for the potluck and anyone wishing to join the club is welcome to attend. We would like to thank the Lanark Trap Club for donating their hall for our meetings and award night. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Zone F will be hosting their quarterly meeting at the Perth Legion on Feb. 24 and all are welcome to attend. For any information on projects or upcoming functions of the club, please contact Lanark & District Fish & Game Conservation Club president Wendell Crosbie at 613-278-0043 or Submitted by the Lanark & District Fish & Game Conservation Club.


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Popular on the Ottawa comedy circuit, comedian Geoff MacKay will perform during the Carleton Place Comedy Nite, set for Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium. The event serves as a fundraiser for both the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce and Lanark County Interval House. He will be joined by headliners Mike Beatty and Pierre Brault. years, helped put together the lineup. She said he may even make a special appearance. “He’s asking some of his friends to come and help us out,” she commented, adding that Brault and Beatty will serve as the headliners. “They are just as good, if not better, than what people would travel into Ottawa to see.” Whiting has seen both Brault and MacKay’s shows, calling them “awesome,” and said that people attending won’t be disappointed. “It will be a very funny show; a clean, family show...At the same time, it’s comedy and people will laugh...but we will be respectful of people.” “We’re really conscious of that, with the Chamber being a business organization and Interval House in doing what they do,” continued Kavanagh. “It won’t

be offensive in any way.” Brault is no stranger to the Canadian comedy circuit, with decades of experience in clubs and theatres from Vancouver to Dublin; while Beatty is known as clever and offbeat and has the distinction of being featured on CTV’s popular ‘Comedy Now.’ MacKay is well-known in the Ottawa comedy scene since 2004 and avoids traditional topics, favouring subjects such as toasters, textbooks and skydiving. A cash bar will operate throughout the evening, with waiters and waitresses serving those in attendance. “We’ll open the doors an hour early and people can mingle, get a couple of drinks and get to their tables before the show starts,” Whiting said, adding that complimentary snacks will be offered as well. Kavanagh noted that the Chamber initiated the fund-

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EMC Events – Jokes will be flying Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce and Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) come together to host the Carleton Place Comedy Nite. To be held in the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium, the two-hour event will feature the comedic stylings of professionals Mike Beatty, Pierre Brault and Geoff MacKay, with a few surprise guests thrown in. While the Chamber hosted their first Comedy Nite last February, its overwhelming success made them want to try it again, noted Chamber manager Jackie Kavanagh. “We held it at the (Carleton Place) Canoe Club and sold all 120 tickets, which was the capacity of the club,” she explained. “This year, we were thinking about making it bigger and better for the community by bringing in a partner to share in the profits and ticket selling.” Kavanagh said she immediately thought of Lanark County Interval House and Heather Whiting, a volunteer and its fundraising coordinator, who used to work with the Chamber. “I think it’s an important institution within our community that’s much needed,” she stressed. “So it felt natural and a good fit (to partner with them).” Whiting said she was “honoured” when Kavanagh called her with the idea. “It was nice that they wanted to donate to our cause and help raise funds for our shelter and outreach programs, which reach across Lanark County,” she stated. The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16, with the main evening kicking off at 8 p.m. Whiting, whose brother Rick Currie has been a comedian for more than 25

fer group sessions, therapy, court support and do really important work out in the field. And we do very important work at the shelter.” A total of 200 tickets, available for $25 per person, have been printed for the Carleton Place Comedy Nite and half are already sold out, Kavanagh said. “If people are interested, they should probably get tickets sooner rather than later because I do think it will be a sellout,” she noted. Tickets can be ordered online at or in person at the Chamber visitor centre in the old train station (132 Coleman Street) in Carleton Place. “We want people to have a fun night and we hope they get something out of it while supporting two worthy organizations at the same time,” Kavanagh concluded. For more information about the Comedy Nite fundraiser, visit www.lcih. com.



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Local teen to represent county at national pageant at supporting her endeavour in being crowned Miss Teen Canada World 2013. Fundraisers are still being planned and further details will be available shortly. The road to representing the nation is a long one and not without its financial investment. The local girl has been tasked with raising $3,000 before July 2013 in addition to finding a ball gown suitable for pageant performance. Business sponsors of any denomination are most welcome with those sponsoring a significant amount able to be visibly highlighted through an embroidered placement of their business logo on Lamothe’s Miss Teen Ontario sash, but these sponsorships must be in as soon as possible to be included. Lamothe is available to attend special events at community events and sponsoring businesses in the months leading up to the pageant and throughout her reining year. Anyone wishing to support Lamothe in any way can do so by emailing her at or liking her Facebook page: Haven’s Adventures with Miss Teen Canada. “I’m really excited to go,” Lamothe said. The upcoming pageant will have the local girl travel to Toronto for one week where she will take part in choreography and various special events.

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Haven Lamothe is currently seeking sponsors to help her on the road to becoming Miss Teen Canada World 2013. She earned a spot at the national competition Jan. 20 during the Ontario competition in Toronto. At 14-years-old she is the youngest crown holder to represent Ontario this year. Before she takes to the catwalk in Toronto this summer, Lamothe will be making numerous appearances

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and posing for pictures. Sharing the feeling of being princess for the day is something Lamothe is hoping to share with as many girls as possible this coming year. She is hoping to visit the children at Roger’s House serving the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. “I’m just going to visit them and make them feel like princesses,” Lamothe said. That is the feeling the young girl had the weekend of Jan. 19-20 when she took part in the provincial competition in Toronto. Not only did she meet new friends, but she had her hair and makeup done by a professional stylist and makeup artist and learned a dance routine from a professional choreographer. “I’ve never been made up like that. I felt like Goldilocks,” she said. A compliment on her runway walk from the choreographer gave Lamothe the confidence she needed to nail the swimsuit segment of the competition. “It’s a real good confidence booster,” she said of the entire experience. Lamothe will be one of 18 Miss Teen Ontario representatives at the national competition this July. She earned her crown against 47 fellow older competitors by showing the judges just how beautiful she was inside and out.

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EMC News – Many little girls growing up dream of being a princess one day and Carleton Place resident, Haven Lamothe has had this dream come true when she recently earned the opportunity to represent the county at the Miss Teen Canada World competition in Toronto this July. Lamothe is the reining Miss Teen Lanark County World 2013 and will proudly represent her greater community of Lanark County this summer. Her goal in this journey is to shine a light on the need for further support in finding a cause for breast cancer while showing girls of all ages that every girl is their own kind of beautiful. “It can happen to anybody,” Lamothe said of receiving her crown at the provincial competition Jan. 20. The moment her name was called to receive one of 18 Miss Teen Ontario crowns is a period of a few seconds her family will never forget but one the young 14-year-old girl found to be overwhelming and extremely surreal. “I think I was blacking out,” she added. “I was shaking two days after I got my crown.” As the lone representative for the County of Lanark, Lamothe will be busy these next five months getting out into the community to promote the pageant, as well as attending specific fundraisers aimed


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EMC News – Portland hosted the 2013 Skate the Lake event on Jan. 26. Known as the international Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon, the ninth annual Skate the Lake had perfect conditions and fea-

tured men’s and women’s speed skating races, shown above, as well as a performance by former Canadian Idol Ryan Malcolm, chili and hot chocolate, and was capped off with fireworks at the day’s end.


Big Brothers Big Sisters thanks county for support DEAR EDITOR: Once again this Christmas, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County saw great generosity of individuals and companies working together to ensure that children in Lanark County would have a meaningful Christmas. Local individuals and businesses adopted families, providing them with gifts, meals, and even winter tires! For the second year in a row, Two Guys for Lunch sponsored ‘Full Plates for a Warm Christmas’ in both their Perth and

Smiths Falls locations. Patrons of Two Guys for Lunch donated meals to provide families in Lanark County with delicious Christmas dinners. Thank you to all who contributed through meals and gifts to help local boys and girls have a memorable Christmas. Jennifer Miller Executive director Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County

EMC Editorial – The Town of Smiths Falls received some welcome news this week when it was announced they are the recipients of some much-needed funding to go towards reopening a pool in the community. This is a wonderful announcement. The $99,000 was won through the Aviva Community Fund, which encouraged local residents to go online and cast their votes daily for the pool during a three-phase process. Those funds will now go towards resurrecting the now dormant pool at the Rideau Regional Centre that closed when the facility did back in 2009. This won’t just benefit residents of Smiths Falls, but also those throughout Lanark County, as many municipalities have cost-sharing agreements with one another to take advantage of recreational opportunities. It is expected the pool, enclosed in what is now known as the Gallipeau Centre, could be open and offering summer programming this year; and it will be administered by The Hub Recreational, Arts and Athletic Association, created to provide quality recreational programming in a family-friendly atmosphere. Smiths Falls wasn’t the only recipient of funding through the program, with $1 million to be distributed to 11 other grand prize winners across Canada. Projects include splash pads, medical care kits, a bear sanctuary, as well as support for animal shelters. Kudos to Aviva for spearheading such an initiative with their Community Fund which has provided funding to projects that benefit at-risk youth in communities (with support from a local insurance broker), since September 2009. In Smiths Falls’ case, W. J. Wood Brokers Ltd. wholeheartedly backed the ‘Please Fill Our Pool’ campaign every step of the way. It’s nice to see that a recreational asset that was simply gathering dust will be given a new lease on life and provide much enjoyment for the residents of Smiths Falls and the surrounding areas. It can only attract more to the community and allow the region to springboard in the right direction.

Mary carries her fears to bed with her EMC Lifestyle – When winter had socked in around us out in Renfrew County, I developed a whole new collection of fears, which oddly only occurred at night. In the daytime I loved the look of the wide open fields deep in the whitest snow, the West Hill where we slid on makeshift toboggans, and the sounds of the sleigh bells as the horses pulled us along the Northcote Side Road. But when night wrapped around us, and we were bedded down upstairs, childish fears settled in, and I often had trouble finding sleep. I wondered if either of Mother’s predictions would come true while we were fast asleep in our beds. Mother, fearful of the raging Findlay Oval that had to be stoked every night by Father, was sure that the whole house would go up in flames and we would all be as she said “fried in our beds.” She based her fear on the

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fact that during the winter, we could count on at least two or three flu fires. These didn’t seem to bother Father in the least. When the pipes turned red, he would simply take his time rising from his spot in the rocking chair, casually walk over to the bake cupboard, take out a bag of course salt, pour a good portion into a soup bowl, and then with his winter mitts on, he would miraculously separate the stove pipe where two pieces joined, slip in the bowl of salt, and go back to reading the Ottawa Farm Journal. It worked every time, but Mother was sure that one

time it wouldn’t, or that the flu fire would happen when we were fast asleep. Father assured her that as the night wore on, the fire would go down in the Findlay Oval. But that did little to put Mother’s mind at ease, and of course, I carried the fear right upstairs to my bed which I shared with my sister Audrey. If Mother wasn’t worrying about the fire taking us all during the night, she was worried that we could easily freeze in our beds. The old log home, it seemed, was in a constant state of deep freeze. Even though Father, when the

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beds before we plunged between the feather mattress and the top ticking, by putting in hot bricks wrapped in the Renfrew Mercury, but they soon chilled and did nothing to keep our feet warm. It wasn’t unusual for me to wear my long underwear under my flannelette pyjamas. But it was the night noises of winter that really terrified me. Wildlife surrounded the farm. Wolves howled at night, and their eerie wails terrified me. I prayed that Father had secured the barn doors tightly, and that our sheep would be safe. If it wasn’t the wolves, it was the coyotes, which my brother Emerson said were one and the same as the wolves. He added to my worry by telling me he knew for a fact that they could wipe out a whole chicken coop in one night! And just as I tried to put

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all my night fears behind me, there would be a thunderous crack! The old log house would shudder, and I would lay there waiting for another blast of frost that would cause the timbers to respond to the bitterly cold. Even my sister Audrey assuring me that the noise wasn’t someone trying to break down our door did little to console me. Eventually I would fall asleep, having prayed loud and long that a higher being would keep us safe during the night. Safe from going up in smoke in our beds, saved from neighbours discovering our frozen bodies when we didn’t show up at the Northcote School, and safe from the night creatures and sounds that surrounded our old log house in Renfrew County. And then in the morning, I would again see the wonders of winter, and all would once again be right in my world.

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Lanark County Crime Stoppers remains very active after 20 years

Good response “Our board is pleased people across our region are continuing to respond to the Crime Stoppers’ message.” The program allows people to report crime anonymously by telephone or via the Internet. Many become eligible for cash rewards as a result of the information provided. As mentioned, tipsters are never publicly identified which is at the heart of the program’s worldwide success. “Crime doesn’t pay, Crime Stoppers does!” That is the universal message of an organization first launched in the United States 37 years ago. Since 2004 there has been a steady upward trend for the LCCS program with statistics improving every year. Huggard says the program is invaluable in assisting police as they work to solve and prevent crime in the county. “The officers of the OPP rely on information (received) to solve all types of investigations. Crime Stoppers (CS) tips play a very important role in these investigations,” he states. “It (CS) allows someone to provide information without having to give their name. All tips are important,” he adds. “A (police) investigation is similar to completing a puzzle. Each piece (tip) helps to complete the puzzle,” the vet-

eran police officer outlines. He adds that all tips received are investigated and says, “They (tips) have assisted in solving numerous crimes in our area.” Maguire states, “We would be remiss if we didn’t thank Inspector Gerry Salisbury (Lanark County OPP detachment commander) for his ongoing support of the program. We thank him and all members of the Lanark County OPP and OPP Auxiliary.” He stresses that for the program to be successful, people have to call or e-mail information to Crime Stoppers. “If citizens don’t buy into the concept, if they don’t think it works, then we wouldn’t have a program,” the chairman observes. “Our committee urges the public to continue to support Crime Stoppers in our area, in Smiths Falls and District as well as across Ontario and Canada,” Maguire states. “Crime Stoppers is a partnership of citizens, the police and the news media,” he adds. “Without everyone’s support it can’t work. But our ongoing success shows the partnership in Lanark County remains strong.” Explaining the process further Huggard says, “Phone calls are not recorded. There is no call display. Callers are never identified and they don’t have to testify in court.” “Callers anonymity is guaranteed. The integrity of the program relies on tipsters remaining anonymous. That is priority No. 1. It’s the main reason for Crime Stoppers success,” he says. Finances are an ongoing challenge for the LCCS board which must raise its own funds in order to operate. Maguire says financial

support from businesses, organizations or the general public is welcome and much appreciated. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to assist LCCS can send their cheque c/o Lanark County Crime

Stoppers, 15 Coleman Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4N9. A tax deductible receipt will be issued promptly. Crime Stoppers toll-free hotline number is 1-800-222TIPS (1-800-222-8477) and it is available 365 days a year,

24 hours a day. Tips can also be emailed via the website For complete information on Lanark County Crime Stoppers visit the organization’s website at www.lccs. ca.


EMC News – The annual Collectible Toy Show and Sale hosted by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lanark County was held at the Almonte Civitan Hall on Jan. 26. Above, Jennifer Miller, executive director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lanark County and Catherine Poag hold up some classic toys at the sale.


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EMC News – After marking its 20th anniversary with a name change in 2012, the Crime Stoppers program in Lanark County continues to enjoy success. Founded in 1992, the recently renamed Lanark County Crime Stoppers (LCCS) continues to receive anonymous tips at a rate of 10 per week on average. This is Crime Stoppers Month. During its initial meeting of the year on Jan. 16 the LCCS board of directors heard from Detective Constable Howard Huggard, the program’s police coordinator. He says valuable information continues to be provided on a regular basis. Huggard is a member of the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). If an anonymous tip leads to an arrest the individual involved is eligible for a cash reward. All rewards are also paid anonymously, using a tried and true method. Tipsters are never publicly identified to protect them and the integrity of the program. “Our tips remain high. The only difference today is that many people provide information via the Internet instead of by telephone,” says longtime board chair Jeff Maguire. As technology changes, so does Crime Stoppers. But the general premise remains the same as it was when the organization was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) in 1976. Maguire, who has been a member of the local committee since its inception, says the board of directors decided last year that a name change was necessary to clearly define the scope of the organization’s work. “We cover most of Lanark County, except for the areas within the jurisdiction of Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers. Therefore adding the name ‘Lanark County’ seemed a practical choice when we decided a change was needed,” the chairman notes. The committee has had several titles over the course of two decades, beginning with Carleton Place/Almonte Crime Stoppers in 1992. For many years the group operated as Mississippi/Tay Crime Stoppers in deference to two major rivers (the Mississippi and the Tay) which run through Lanark County. “There was definitely some confusion over what areas Mississippi/Tay actually represented,” Maguire outlines. “There is of course another Mississippi River in the United States. And because Crime Stoppers is an international entity our previous name became somewhat awkward. “We are now identified with the county we serve.” He says roadside signs advertising the program were not immediately changed for budgetary reasons. But with the necessary funds now in place the signs will be under-

going a facelift in 2013. This month the Lanark County and Smiths Falls programs are among 100 committees across Canada who are celebrating and publicizing their success. Although 2012 statistics have yet to be officially released, Maguire says he expects the totals will demonstrate a continuing upward progression.


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JASPER – NEW PRICE 34 Joseph Street Jasper Quiet living in Jasper this well kept side split is a perfect ďŹ t for a small family or retired couple. The lovely kitchen dinning combo leads to a relaxing deck with gazebo, main oor laundry, 2 bedrooms and double attached garage, with spacious mudroom entrance. The property is like a picture, lovely gardens and trees!‌ don’t wait! $164,500 MLS # 838718 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland 613-390-0401

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

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97-99-105-115 DUFFERIN ST, PERTH Quality commercial property (retail mall) in Perth on Hwy 7 with potential for future building growth (land for 2 more). 7.75% cap. Property has 4 freestanding buildings. Fully rented w/ well established 5 star tenants & local businesses. Perth draws tremendous retail traffic. $3,980,000 Call Paul Gordon: 613 390 2281



VILLAGE MEADOWS WESTPORT A private enclave of adult living bungalows. Approx. 1100 sqft - open concept, 2 beds, 1.5 baths. Customize your home with us. Starting at $224,900. Call Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

NEAR PERTH Country living at its best! Newly renovated 7 unit building with detached bungalow spacious units - lots of parking - 5 minutes to Perth. Seller will consider a possible trade or possible V.T.B. $689,000

4210 WOLFEGROVE ROAD, MIDDLEVILLE Commercial/Retail space, possible living space on 2nd level, in Middleville on County Rd 16 between Almonte & Hopetown. Near lakes & rivers. Setup your own shop! Easy access to Ottawa. $125,000. Call Randy Cavanagh: 613 464 1000

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


197 WOLFORD DRIVE MERRICKVILLE Start your dreams today by purchasing this exceptional lot in prime location in Merrickville. $265,000. Call Rebecca Wissler: 613 264 9481

FORFAR Large 4 bed 2 bath family home, spacious eat in kitchen living room w/dbl doors to dining / family rm. Main level laundry. Upper floor study/ exercise area. Hardwood floors, loads of storage/walk in closets & original features. Close to HWY 15. $215,000.


SAT FEBRUARY 2, 11AM – 12 PM 9625 HWY 42, WESTPORT Custom 1600sqft bungalow on 1.7acres with radiant floor heat, granite, h/w, ceramic, a/c, triple garage, car port, storage sheds. Quality finish throughout. Featured at $449,900. Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

SAT FEBRUARY 2, 12:30 – 2PM 8 TREELAWN BLVD, PERTH Move-in ready 3bed/3bath home in family friendly neighbourhood. Living rm boasts rich dark hwd, spectacular stacked stone feature wall, bay window &opens to dining. Pretty master w/ bay window & ensuite. Lovely kitchen leads to deck overlooking green space. $249,000 Host Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114


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

MERRICKVILLE Why rent when you can easily own your home? 1.5 storey starter home, 2 bedroom plus loft den, country kitchen, solarium, formal dining room and so much more. $199,900.

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

78 GOLF COURSE RD, WESTPORT 5 year old 2100 sq.ft. bungalow overlooking the second fairway of Rideau links. 3 beds, 2 baths, loft, open concept wth huge lower level. $379,900. Call Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

RIDEAU LAKES Fabulous vistas! South facing lot on the Upper Rideau. Steep approach to the deep clean waterfront. Prestigious homes on this road. Bedrock and well treed for privacy. Build your dream home today. Hydro at lot line. $175,900

SMITHS FALLS For Sale or Lease: 2,200 sqft, 3 bay Mechanic /Welding Shop with 480 sq ft office space. Fantastic Location! $219,000

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

SAT, FEBRUARY 2, 1 – 2:30PM 113 HARPER RD & 18318 HWY 7 Quality built 1150 sq ft 3 bd bungalow. New kitchen, lrg open concept living; new bth, windows, door, furnace, h/w tank, wiring & plumbing. Det garage w/ shed. $235,000 PLUS COMMERCIAL BUILDING 1300sqft. Main showrm, maintenance & storage, office, parking. Good traffic flow, easy access from hwy. $34,900 Host Paul Gordon: 613 390 2281

CARLETON PLACE Unique business opportunity in fast growing Carleton Place. Well-run turnkey day care business, established 2005. Great location fronting on Hwy 7. Sale includes real estate & solid business with well-established clientele. $674,900.

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

SUN FEBRUARY 3, 1 – 2:30PM 457 STATION RD NR PORT ELMSLEY Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $315,000 Host Randy Cavanagh: 613 464 1000

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

CLOSE TO CHRISTIE LAKE Deeded access to Christie Lake just steps away! Low-maint, all-season property/currently used year-round! Huge country kitchen &dining, family rm w/vaultd ceiling & pic window. Well-insulated, full basemnt, garage, well/septic, shared dock- Lake views! Amazing value! $168,000

SUNDAY, FEB 3, 12 – 1;30 PM 18 VICTORIA ST, PERTH Fully renovated bright 3 bd character property. Gleaming hardwood, Open plan living/ dining, den, lg kitchen & bath, mud/laundry rm. Sun rm, bonus attic room, Dble gar, great functional basement /storage total turnkey property. Central Perth. $369,900 Host Rebecca Wissler : 613 264 9481

BENNETT LAKE Exceptionally well designed high quality luxurious 3200 sqft 4 bed, 2+2 baths waterfront home on 3 acres. A spectacular custom home w/ stunning views overlooking the Lake. Features include high end columns, trims & molding. $749,000

SUNDAY FEB 3, 2:30 – 4pm 231 POOLE DRIVE, PERTH 3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters w/ en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining/ living, gas fireplace. Main floor laundry, study, home is heated & cooled by Geo Thermal system excellent running costs, lots of upgrades &storage 3 car att garage. $525,000 Host Rebecca Wissler – 613 264 9481

NEAR PERTH Lovingly reno’d school-house w/open-concept main level features bright new addition, gleaming maple flrs, 10 ft ceilings! New ICF foundation w/radiant heat flrs in fully fin’d basement, perfect for home-based business/studio/guest suite! 20 x 20 ft barn! $219,000


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

Second Lake Rd, Godfrey – 2 lots $25,000 each lot Industrial Dr Perth – 110 x 350 $39,000 Windsor Crescent -0 .85 Acres $62,900 Wilson St W, Perth – 0.75 Acres $89,200 Irace Dr, Maitland – 1.1 Acres $92,500 Miners Point Rd – 2.47 Acres W/F$154,900

WESTPORT AREA Private sidesplit on 14 scenic acres. 3+2 beds, 2 full baths, bright roomy kitchen/dining area & finished lower level walkout. Oversized 2 car garage with full 2nd storey – perfect as workshop or studio. $319,000


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SPLENDID WOODSY SETTING WITH TOWERING MAPLES ON 1–5 AC’S WHAT A WINTER WONDERLAND!! As you approach this 2 Stry Custom Log gem, you will be WOWED by the charming Veranda, imagine your surprise when you ďŹ nally ďŹ nd the design you have been searching OPEN HOUSE for. A soaring Great Rm with cozy SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1–3PM Heat Eff Propane FFP, Hrd Flrs, Sunlit DN area seats 8 w/Elegant Chandelier /Patio Drs. Open concept living boasts Kit w/ Peninsula Style Brkfst Bar, ideal for a quick lunch, 2 Full Bths located on each Level, 3 generous size Bdrs + Den, A stunning Staircase guides you to a cleverly designed Open Loft style FamRm. EXPANSIVE LL BOASTS RADIANT FL HEATING & AWAITS A FAMILY TO DESIGN A MEDIA/GAMES RM! HOW EXCITING‌ MLS: #854296 HOSTED BY DANETTE

JUST A STROLL TO ALMONTE’S TRENDY DOWN TOWN & MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER! This Upscale designed Neilcorp home located in popular “Metcalfe Parkâ€? is nestled on an attractive corner lot w/excellent curb appeal. This 4 Bdr Bung highlights 2 professionally ďŹ nished Levels, Hrd Flrs sparkle in this Sunlit OPEN HOUSE Open Concept LVG/DNR KIT. 2 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1–3PM inviting Nat Gas FFP’s warm you on cold Winter nights. A “Delaurierâ€? Design Kit features expansive Island w/Granite top, Shaker Style cupboards, a ML Laundry, Den/OfďŹ ce w/Palladian window provides a comfortable space to work. Solid Oak railing leads to a intelligently designed LL w/ Fab FamRm, Full Bth, 2 Bdrs providing great space for overnight quests. An att Dbl Gar w/handy entrance to Mudrm/Laund, Lg rear Deck. GREAT SPACE FOR A GROWING RETIREE’S FAMILY TO ENJOY THE SIMPLE PLEASURES OF LIFE! MLS: #850605



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MAPLE SYRUP ANYONE! THE PERFECT SETTING FOR NATURE LOVERS, MECHANICS & PEACEFUL LIVING! A 4 Bdr Bung nestled on 2.59 Acs of woodland creates the atmosphere of Cottage Living all year round. Putter in the yard, Tinker on your Antique Car, in the Oversized, Insulated/ Heated, 35’ x 25’ Wksp/Gar. Huge Dbl drs make access easy for ATV, Ski-doo, Boat etc. Enjoy this Value packed home where Natural Light cascades thruout the Open concept LVG/DNR/KIT with easy keep Parquet Flr. Full LL, a great space for the kids to play. Mosquito free screened in rear Veranda & Lg Side Deck w/ Panoramic views. Conveniently nestled in the Heart of the Village, mins from Gen Store & 5 Mins to Boat Launch! GREAT PROPERTY, GREAT BANG FOR THE BUCK! MLS# 818602




EMC News – Theatre lovers with a bit of experience under their belts will enjoy an opportunity to hone their skills and learn new artistic techniques under the guidance of the Classic Theatre Festival’s Laurel Smith, who will be leading a series of acting courses at Algonquin College. ‘Perfecting Your Acting Skills’ is a 12-week course running Wednesday nights, 6 to 9 p.m, at the Perth campus of Algonquin College, begin-


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tant to the LDFGCC and anglers in general. We are pleased to be working with Mississippi Valley Conservation to complete these enhancements,� says Wendell Crosbie, the club’s president. Volunteers are welcome to assist with the rehabilitation project. The LDFGCC is also working on improving spawning beds on Patterson Lake in Lanark Highlands with the support and materials donated from its lake association and Cavanagh Construction. “Fish are huge indicators of healthy water bodies. This type of low impact enhancement not only improves success of the species, but that of its environment as well,� adds Moore. Submitted by Mississippi Valley Conservation.



Walleye prefer to spawn over rocky shoals or river beds. Improvements to spawning beds create healthier and more abundant populations.

is a good area to attract anglers, especially during the winter months. The improvements include placement of clean rock rubble on the bed of the river. “Walleye spawn in rocky places with moving water to allow for egg oxygenation. The wave action limits silt deposits on the eggs as well. The Clyde River in this location provides the type of habitat walleye require, however, enhancement of the spawning area will promote more fish to use the area,� explains MVC’s Andy Moore. Transport Canada (TC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) have approved the proposed works. Surrounding landowners have been given the opportunity to provide comments or voice concerns. “This project is very impor-

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EMC News – In the midst of ice fishing season, Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) and the Lanark and District Fish and Game Conservation Club (LDFGCC) are making plans to improve walleye habitat locally this summer with the support of the Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County. Starting in July 2013, the walleye spawning bed in the Clyde River upstream of the Highway 511 Bridge and Kerr Lake in Clydesville near Lanark Village will be enhanced to promote more spawning by the resident walleye and help maintain a healthy population of walleye for future generations. Walleye, a popular summer and winter catch, are an important part of both a healthy watershed and a successful sport fishing region. With the Clyde River and Kerr Lake’s close proximity to Lanark Village, it

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Be safe and enjoy the winter months outside with your pets EMC Lifestyle – Finally, the cold weather seems to be easing, and it was nice to see people and their dogs out walking around again. Several were on the lake yesterday and I’m sure for some dogs, that’s the most fun that can be had! Stay safe out there and enjoy the winter (if you can!)

Featured animals Beatrice Beatrice tends to be a bit shy, but you can actually see her smile when you approach the cat run. She loves to be petted and with her quiet nature, she would make a wonderful companion to the mature individual. Beatrice is a short-haired torbie of about three years of age. Popcorn and Pretzel

Popcorn (male) and Pretzel (female) were rescued from the same house. They are two lovely, brown short-hair tabby cats. Although listed as three and eight-months-old when they were brought in at the shelter in October 2012, they really look like siblings from the same litter. We are very happy to report, that al-

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though they were extremely fearful and constantly hiding and hissing, they’re now very willing to be cuddled by humans. They trust people again and that’s what we strive for. They’re very clean, very healthy, good looking kitties and you’ll always find them snuggled side by side in one of the cat beds. It would be great if they were to find a forever home together!

Stella I am a most desirable oneyear-old mutt. I could be Boxer mix or Mastiff mix, but really it’s anybody’s guess. What we know for certain is that I am 55 lbs of adorable fawn coat and smoky black snout. I won’t be a really big dog. I’ll most likely be medium. I travel well in the car, and am currently enrolled in a basic training class with a volunteer. I have basic commands like sit and come, but I can still be distracted so class is good for me. I am

very easily bonded and devoted and I will make someone a great companion and friend. Brody I am a spectacular example of perseverance and unfailing determination. I’m about three-years-old, and 12 lbs of Italian Greyhound and Chihuahua mix, best as anyone can tell. At some point in my past, I had an injury to my back right leg, but I didn’t let it slow me down. Nothing was done to correct it, so I just carried on while it healed itself. Now it stays up and I quite happily move about on the other three. I’m super playful and quite a character. I need a home with someone who can appreciate my individuality. Lanark Animal Welfare Society is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613-283-9308, or email at Visit our website at Please also check out www.AdoptADog.TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.

Anglers encouraged to stay safe on ice EMC News – The Ministry of Natural Resources is reminding anglers to check local ice conditions before heading out onto the ice to fish. Ice conditions can be deceptive and variable. Remember: • Ice does not freeze at a uniform thickness across most lakes and rivers. This can be even more hazardous at the start of the winter season when near-shore ice is often much thicker and safer than ice further out. Check thickness regularly with a spud bar or auger as you move further out on the ice. • Not all ice is created equal. Ice that has formed over flowing water, springs, pressure cracks, old ice holes or around the mouths of riv-


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ers and streams can be weaker than surrounding ice. • Clear blue ice is the strongest. White or opaque ice is much weaker. Ice that has a honeycombed look, common during thaws or in the spring, should be avoided altogether. • Travelling on frozen lakes or rivers with snowmobiles or vehicles can be particularly dangerous and added precautions must be taken. At least 20 centimetres (eight inches) of clear blue ice is required for snowmobiles and 30 centimetres (12 inches) or more is needed for most light vehicles. This thickness should be doubled if the ice is white or opaque. • Heavy snow on a frozen lake or river can insulate the ice below and slow down the freezing process.

Before venturing out • Check ice conditions with local ice hut operators or other anglers. • Let others know where you’re planning to fish and when you plan to return. • Appropriate clothing and equipment are critical to safety and comfort; many anglers wear floatation suits and carry a set of ice picks. • Register your ice hut, where required. There is no ice hut registration in northwest Ontario except for Lake Superior zone 9 in the Thunder Bay and Nipigon districts. Check the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary or contact your local ministry office for registration requirements.

The Ministry of Transportation and its highway maintenance contractors work hard to keep Ontario’s highways clear and open to traffic during the winter. However, severe storms can exceed their ability to keep highways free of snow and ice. This may be caused by the amount of snow, timing or duration of the storm, high winds, freezing rain or a combination of all of these factors.

SLOW DOWN ❄ Always drive according to weather and road conditions. The posted speed limit is intended for ideal road conditions – in poor conditions, reduce your speed. ❄ Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid having to brake suddenly. Increase your following distance on wet and slippery surfaces to allow more time to stop. ❄ Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and postpone or cancel your trip if the weather does not improve.

STAY ALERT ❄ Winter weather conditions can change quickly, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. ❄ Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles around you. ❄ Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested before your trip.

STAY IN CONTROL ❄ Make sure you know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions. ❄ Be familiar with your braking system and know how it reacts on snow and ice. ❄ Keep your headlights on all the time - don’t rely on daytime running lights. Low beams are more effective than high beams in fog or heavy snow conditions. ❄ Never use cruise control in winter weather. ❄ Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to react to your actions. Check your rearview and side mirrors, and always check the blind spots before changing lanes. ❄ Avoid sudden moves by anticipating turns or lane changes. Abrupt changes in direction or slamming on the brakes could cause you to lose control. ❄ Remember that bridges and overpasses may be slippery even when other sections of the highway are not. ❄ Avoid braking on curves by driving through them at a safe, steady speed. ❄ Accelerate slightly when approaching a hill and maintain a steady speed going up. ❄ Take your foot off the brake if your vehicle begins to skid and steer in the direction you want to go. Remember your vehicle generally goes where you are looking. When the wheels regain their grip, brake firmly and smoothly.

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS… Tires marked with the snowflake and mountain peaks meet the requirements for excellent snow traction performance. They are designed for driving in snowy conditions. ❄ It’s recommended you install four winter tires, even on front-wheel drive vehicles, for better traction, braking and control in slippery and snowy conditions. ❄ Check the condition of your tires and their air pressure regularly. A tire can lose one pound of air pressure for every five-degree drop in temperature. Ê UÊÊÊۜˆ`Ê “ˆÝˆ˜}Ê ÌˆÀiÃÊ œvÊ `ˆvviÀi˜ÌÊ ÌÀi>`Ê «>ÌÌiÀ˜Ã]Ê construction types and sizes. Replace any that are damaged or have worn tread surfaces.

THINGS TO DO: Do your part to keep our highways safe this winter by planning ahead and always driving according to weather and road conditions. And travel safely around snowplows to make it easier for maintenance crews to clear snow and ice from our roads as quickly and efficiently as possible. Before you drive and during your trip, check weather forecasts and road reports regularly. If there is a weather warning or reports of poor visibility and driving conditions, delay your trip until conditions improve or postpone it if you need to.

REMEMBER: ❄ Watch your speed. You may be going faster than you think. If you are, reduce your speed gradually. ❄ Leave a safe braking distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. ❄ Remain calm and patient. ❄ If you become stuck or stranded in severe weather, stay with your vehicle for warmth and safety until help arrives. Ê UÊÊÊ-ˆ}…̏Þʜ«i˜Ê>Ê܈˜`œÜÊvœÀÊÛi˜Ìˆ>̈œ˜°Ê Ê UÊÊÊ,՘ÊޜÕÀÊi˜}ˆ˜iÊë>Àˆ˜}Þ°Ê Ê UÊÊÊ1ÃiÊޜÕÀÊi“iÀ}i˜VÞÊy>ÅiÀÃ°Ê ❄ Be prepared and carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle that includes items such as a flashlight, warm blankets, extra clothing, winter boots, and nonperishable energy foods. A candle and matches can generate heat and keep you warm while waiting for help if you do become stranded. ❄ A severe or long storm may delay the clearing of highways, even with the best efforts of road crews. ❄ It may take up to eight hours for plows or sanders to begin servicing ramps and low-volume highways. ❄ Extreme weather may result in closing the highway.

What to Do in an Emergency If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle for safety and warmth. Wait for help to arrive. If you are in an area with cell phone service and have a cell phone, call for help.

Winter Tires … right for the season Are your tires the right ones for winter driving? Do you drive where there’s a lot of snow? The condition and type of tires you use are important for safety. If you are like most vehicle owners, you probably have “all-season” tires on your vehicle. While they are designed to handle most driving conditions, they may not be suitable in heavy snow.

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Remember, dialing 911 on your cell phone will connect you with the emergency services contact centre in the area. Be careful if you have to get out of your vehicle when on the shoulder of a busy road. If possible, use the door away from traffic and make sure you are visible to other drivers. Use your emergency flashers, flares, or a Call Police sign. Run your engine sparingly and be careful of exhaust fumes. Check to make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of drifting snow before running the engine. Slightly open a window away from the wind to have a continuous supply of fresh air. In blizzard conditions, especially overnight, make sure one person stays awake as help could take some time to arrive. Maintain circulation by moving your feet, hands and arms. R0011890836_0131


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Long Sault Trio in concert at MERA Schoolhouse Feb. 10 songwriter Linda Grenier, fiddler Victor Maltby and Dave Tilston on guitar and mandolin. Linda Grenier is a familiar figure at local cafes, bistros and community halls, both on her own, as well as in performances with the trio and with the Celtic folk band The Skirmish, which also includes Victor Maltby. Dave Tilston is a member of the Perth Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra, and is noted locally for his performances of jazz and swing-era classics, and performed last summer at the Blue Skies music festival in a group called

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The Long Sault Trio, above, made up of singer-songwriter Linda Grenier, fiddler Victor Maltby and Dave Tilston, on guitar and mandolin, will headline the next concert in the Music At MERA concert series Feb. 10 at the schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners.











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Opening for the Long Sault Trio, will be a brother-sister duo, Charlie In The Middle, who are also members of the family band, Bob Spelled Backwards. Above, Noah, left, and Margaret Sullivan make up the band, which is rooted in folk.










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Sometimes On Tuesday. Opening the concert for the Long Sault Trio is a brother and sister duo called Charlie In The Middle. Noah and Margaret Sullivan are most familiar to local audiences as members of the Dorner-Sullivan family band Bob Spelled Backwards. Together, they take advantage of the unique blend their two voices gives to a selection of their own original compositions as well as covers of some of their favorite folk/roots songwriters. Noah plays the acoustic guitar, while Margaret coaxes strong, deep lines out of the big bass fiddle she calls “Charlie.” The Long Sault Trio, with special guests Charlie In The Middle will perform on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m., at MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners. Admission is $15 or pay what you can, with proceeds going to MERA. For tickets or more information, contact 613-2682376 or email shakeyacres@

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EMC Entertainment – The next concert in the Music At MERA series will feature two acts comprised of friends and neighbors of the MERA community who are eager to support the arts organization in located in McDonald’s corners. Long Sault Trio will bring their eclectic blend of folk, blues, Celtic, country and swing music, measured out with a touch of humour, to the MERA stage on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. The trio, which takes its name from the Long Sault Creek in McDonald’s Corners, features local singer-


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Auto show circuit heats up cold winter days EMC Lifestyle - It’s that time of year again; yes the auto show circuit is underway and a trip to the Montreal Auto Show always warms up even the coldest winter day. The 45th edition of this venerable event runs from Jan. 18 to 27 at the Palais de Congrès. For those who don’t like to travel to Montreal (do any exist?) and can wait, the newly expanded Ottawa/Gatineau show will take place from March 21 to 24 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. This year I went looking for the best vehicles in their class (in my humble opinion). I don’t necessarily mean the best sellers, or the best priced, or even the highest performers, but rather those vehicles that represent value for money and will do the job they’re built to do with little grumbling. My categories were; Best Family Hauler, Best Personal Vehicle, and Best Truck or SUV. And just to recognize that on press day it’s really all about the drama of revealing new models, I added a Best Reveal category. My choice for Best Family Hauler wasn’t a minivan. In fact you’ll find very few of those perennial clan-carriers at an auto show anymore. Even at the Montreal show where every automaker that sells in Canada is represented, only three minivans were on display: Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, and Honda’s Odyssey. And even those were relegated to the back rows of gleaming paint and chrome. My choice for this category was Mazda’s all new flagship sedan; the 6. This spacious four-door can carry four in extreme comfort and has the right technology under some very attractive skin to make it a serious contender in this market. All of Mazda’s new Skyactiv power-train features bring class-leading fuel economy and performance to the table, and that would be enough to earn this sedan a medal on its own, but Mazda has incorporated the regenerative braking electrical production found in all gasoline/electric hybrids to power the 6’s various systems, thus removing performance and fuel economy robbing power-draws from the engine. They’ve also in-

cluded a segment exclusive collision avoidance system for improved safety. But the biggest news is that this sedan (hitting showrooms now) will be available later this year with an all-new 2.2 L clean diesel. Prices start at $24,495. The winner in the Best Personal Vehicle category was a tough one to choose. There were some very inexpensive performers such as Subaru’s BRZ starting at $27,295, or the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe at $38,400. But my pick was the all new Porsche Cayman. I know I’ve never been a big proponent of luxury sports vehicles, as my own view of personal transportation is a little more utilitarian. But a personal vehicle is just that, something that someone buys, not necessarily because it’s practical or easy to own, but because it fits their personality and their need to inject a little harmless fun into the daily grind. And when you see main-stream automakers pricing their top end sport-coupes well past the $50K mark, well then, getting a legendary Porsche into your garage for $59,000 seems like a bit of a bargain. Yes for less than $60K you can put a 275hp-0-to-100kph-in-5.7sec-266kph-top-speed piece of rolling art in your driveway. Its extensive use of composite materials and aluminum in the body structure allowed Porsche to make it longer, wider, and faster than the previous model but with better fuel economy. Yes Porsche officials like to brag about fuel economy. The official ratings have yet to be posted but you can bet that this midengine coupe will be at the top of its class in this category. In terms of smiles per mile, this vehicle leaves its competition stalled at the starting line. The Best Truck or SUV was a crowded competition. Chrysler LLC reps were bursting shirt buttons with pride over their 2013 Ram 1500 recent win of the coveted Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award and GM paraded out their all new Chevrolet Silverado looking to do battle to win back truck bragging rights. But it is a Truck SUV category and my choice was a tie between the all-new Hyun-


dai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4, starting a $23,790 brings a new look to an old favourite with welldefined lines that don’t inhibit function. It’s available in five models and the 2.5 L engine delivers efficiency that usually isn’t associated with



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Mini Cooper Paceman compact. Several models (dress ala the BlueMan group in unisex fashion) leapt over a wall to pull back the cover. A close second would have to go to the Chrysler group for the show around their two new versions of the Fiat 500. Three new TV ads were shown on the big screen getting quite a laugh from the crowd. They are posted on YouTube and the funniest one can be found under ‘2013 Wedding Fiat 500L Commercial’. Yours in service Brian Turner

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What you missed if you didn’t attend Jan. 21 CFUW meeting As the result of a recent strategic planning exercise, five strategic directions for the library were identified to: 1) connect with the community; 2) bring people to the library; 3) take the library to the people; 4) create possibility through technology; and 5) build resources for a changing role. More can be seen on the library website The next CFUW meeting is Feb 18 – the public is welcome. Meetings are held at the Perth Legion (26 Beckwith Street East) at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will feature Robin Heald of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and Suzanne Charest, Care Canada and their ‘Walk in Her Shoes’ challenge. Watch for more information in later media releases. Submitted by Judy Preston, CFUW publicity chair. Submitted photo

Welcomed at the CFUW, Perth and District Jan. 21 meeting by Diana Bracegirdle, program chair, left, and Brenda Ethier, president of CFUW (right) are speakers Elizabeth Goldman, CEO, Perth and District Union Public Library (centre left) and Beryl Stott. Elizabeth described the innovative changes occurring in our library as a result of recent strategic planning. Beryl’s cross-Canada run, its challenges and outcome provided inspiration and food for thought. North Elmsley) and is a very busy library with 10,000 visits per month. One of the library’s hallmarks is its innovative programs – one such program is Baby Time, which emphasizes the importance of reading and talking to babies in the first year of their life and was established five years ago by the then children’s librarian, Sue Snyder, who just recently retired. This program is being exported to other area libraries this year. Another is the one-to-one summer tutorial program for early elementary students needing help with reading, running for 23 summers now – tutors are university education students and more than 100 students will attend this summer.

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Public Library and the Chelsea District Library (Michigan) – named the best Small Library in America by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during Goldman’s tenure there. She brought with her fresh eyes, experience in innovation and technology, and a desire to connect with people. The Perth Library was established in 1832 as the Perth Mechanic’s Institute and in 1907, with local monies and a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, erected its own building which remained its home until destroyed by a fire in 1980 – its present building was constructed the next year. It serves an area of 20,000 people (Town of Perth, Townships of Tay Valley and Drummond/


EMC News – The CFUW, Perth and District public meeting of Jan. 21 featured two dynamic women speakers: Beryl Stott who made the Guinness Book of World Records (1985) with the first documented cross-Canada run by a woman in 1983, and Elizabeth Goldman, new CEO of the Perth and District Union Public Library discussing the changes in the general perception of libraries and how this change in thinking affects our library. Stott, born in the U.K., loved sports and running, even as a child, and took every opportunity to race. After her immigration to Canada in 1966, adjusting to her new life and work took precedence, and transcendental meditation became a new interest. Here she learned that meditation can help one transcend physical hardship and pain and it taught her the merits of visualization and focusing. Out of her meditation group came solid friendships and mentors who encouraged her marathon running and participation in ultra marathons of over 100 miles – she established the Canadian women’s record in October 1982 for a 24-hour marathon in New York City – this led to her plan to run across Canada with the support of two other women from her meditation group who drove the miles with her, recorded the events and cared for her physical needs. The biggest threats along the way were dogs and she received a few very nasty bites. The RCMP were most helpful in watching out for her safety all along her route from Victoria on the West Coast, to Halifax on the Atlantic Coast, a trip of 6,707 km and 208 days, May to November in 1983. She struggled through injury, physical pain, rough terrain, high altitudes and the effects of lack of oxygen on her body, and poor weather. All is documented in her book, ‘Heart of Gold, Will of Iron.’ In 1994, Jo Wells ran from east to west, St. Johns to Victoria in 112 days to be the second woman to run across Canada. (Wells died in June 2012). However, the difference in length of time taken was due to delays with Stott’s injuries and her many stops to give talks in communities along the way. Goldman came to Perth and District Union Public Library via the Kingston Frontenac


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CCHL features closest playoff race in memory wall, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place. Tier 1 Junior A attracts some very good talent and in many cases the graduates take two worthwhile directions. Some players quickly move up to Major Junior and in turn are drafted into the NHL. Other young athletes choose to combine hockey with education. By impressing scouts, many CCHL players earn scholarships to American universities and colleges. Top graduates The examples are numerous and some are very impressive indeed! Among the hockey stars from this region who began their careers in what is now the CCHL are Steve Yzerman of Nepean and Larry Robinson of Marvelville, near Metcalfe. Both are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame and both have important off-ice positions with NHL teams today. The CCHL’s two divisions are named in honour of those two key graduates. Yzerman played for his hometown Nepean Raiders while Robinson began his junior career with Brockville Braves. An excellent example of a CCHL graduate who went to a United States university on scholarship is recently-retired NHL forward Todd White of Ottawa. He played for the then Kanata Valley Lasers (now Stallions) before moving to Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. In his senior year White was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the top college hockey player in the U.S. He went on to play 653 NHL games for six teams including the Senators. He scored 381 points including 141 goals. White retired in 2011. There are many similar suc-

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cess stories, underlining the CCHL’s value as a development league. I am now in my 42nd year of covering junior hockey for newspapers in Ontario. I started in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1971 at the daily St. Thomas Times-Journal. Admittedly I am prejudiced. But to me there is nothing quite like junior hockey when it comes to intensity and the commitment of the young players involved. Only a small percentage of those who play junior go on to professional careers. But the same can be said of any sport. Leagues like the CCHL are also a launching pad for many outstanding business careers. The discipline required to play hockey at a high level is beneficial if athletes follow the university/college path and ultimately choose business over hockey. Still others play the sport professionally but later use their education to launch a second career. Under the leadership of current president and chief operating officer Kevin Abrams the CCHL is thriving. The eastern Ontario league is a shining example among the 10 Junior A leagues currently operating across Canada. The hockey itself is fast, intense and well played. There’s little room for fighting and so-called “goons” in Junior A hockey. I can’t begin to count how many people who, after attending a CCHL game for the first time, later contacted me to

say how much they enjoyed the experience. If you plan to attend a CCHL game, this is the year! The playoff race has never been tighter. Monday just eight points separated first place Ottawa Junior Senators from seventh place Nepean Raiders. Eighth place Kanata was nine back of Nepean after being edged 4-3 by Raiders Sunday. Hawkesbury Hawks stood one point behind Stallions. Eight of 12 teams qualify for the playoffs which begin in mid-March. During the league’s preChristmas Holiday Showcase in Kanata, each team in the CCHL played their weekend games in the same venue. The showcase, one of two held each season, is designed to give fans along with NHL, Major Junior and NCAA (U.S. college hockey) scouts a chance to see all of the teams playing in one location the same weekend. Eight of 13 games were decided by one goal. It’s a pattern that has continued all season long. Any CCHL team can beat another on a given night. For fans the price is certainly right! A ticket in most R0011850667_0110

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EMC Lifestyle – The National Hockey League (NHL) is back and, in Ottawa at least, it didn’t take people very long to embrace the league and the home team. That, despite the fact fans’ feelings was clearly the least of the concerns during the lengthy player lockout that wiped out almost half of this season. Ottawa Senators have rewarded their loyal supporters with three victories and a shootout loss in five outings as of this writing. That certainly helps their cause because Ottawa is clearly a city starved for NHL success. The league has asked fans forgiveness of course, although to me it seems rather disingenuous to apologize after the fact. A transparent attempt to retain support. Time will tell if Ottawa and other Canadians cities are an exception or whether NHL fans in general are the most forgiving on the continent? The fact so many Canadian fans are willing to forgive and forget should send a clear message to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about where the support for the league lies. Hockey is Canada’s sport and something of a national obsession. Not that Bettman and company seem to recognize that! While the NHL and its players were facing off over money, minor pro and junior hockey continued unabated. Senators’ farm team in Binghamton (New York) thrived with an injection of young players, some of whom are now back with the parent club. Junior hockey is also a national institution in this country. At the top of the pot are Major Junior teams who figure prominently in the development of future talent for the NHL. In this region Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) are having a rare off year. They trail the overall OHL standings. Unfortunate given the fact that they, along with Quebec Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), were good bets for Sens fans who needed a hockey fix during the lockout. Olympiques haven’t shone either although they still have a good shot at a playoff place. Next in line is Tier 1 Junior A hockey which, in Ottawa at least, plays a quiet third fiddle to the NHL and OHL/QMJHL. There are five Ottawa-based clubs in the 12 team Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), formerly Central Junior Hockey League. Given the competition they face in the city they have a difficult time attracting supporters. I was hopeful that might change during the NHL lockout. But that situation doesn’t appear to have translated into more fans. The CCHL is more than 50-years-old and member clubs in some eastern Ontario communities are very well supported. The top five league centres for fan attendance are Pembroke, Brockville, Corn-

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CCHL rinks is no more expensive than the parking fee at Scotiabank Place. Games are generally very fast meaning that even on a week night you’ll be home early. Above all CCHL teams are stocked with outstanding athletes, many of whom will go on to professional hockey careers. So, why not go out and watch

future NHLers in communities like Kemptville, Smiths Falls, Brockville and Carleton Place? The tight playoff race is really heating up and my guess is that you’ll wonder why you haven’t been a regular before now! If you have comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at:

UCDSB to expand kindergarten program EMC News – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) announced tonight that it will offer full-day every day kindergarten programming at all of its 64 elementary schools this September (2013). Currently the board has the full-day every day program available in 29 elementary schools where students are under the supervision of a kindergarten teacher and an Early Childhood Educator. “Full-time learning in Kindergarten brings a range of advantages to our students. There is greater continuity of instruction and children learn new skills faster because they will be in class full-time to practice them,” outlined board chair Greg Pietersma. Research suggests that full-day everyday programming in kindergarten offers

several advantages. Full-time learning in junior and senior kindergarten contributes to school readiness, leads to improved literacy achievement, and levels the playing field for all learners. Our teachers and early childhood educators are invested in learning more about full-day kindergarten. Educator teams are meeting regularly to study aspects of play-based learning and child development. Over and above our regular professional learning sessions, 50 educators are enrolled in a UCDSB university course on Saturdays throughout the year to enhance the learning environment for their students. Parents are encouraged to register their child for full-day kindergarten by calling 1-800-267-7131 ext. 1289.


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An anti-romantic comedy comes to Full Circle Theatre Feb. 15 are Nicola and Louka, servants who know their place, but have different dreams of how to get away from it. And, finally, dropped into the domestic bliss of middleclass Balkan life, is the hardheaded, practical Bluntschli, a professional soldier who made the mistake of join-

ing the losing side. Against Raina’s romantic notions of heroism and honour, Bluntschli shows off the real world: soldiers don’t carry ammunition into battle, but food; the best place to store unneeded baggage during a campaign? Pawn it – pawnshops never get looted.

It all adds up to a fun, thought-provoking, surprising and entertaining comedy that stands up 120 years after it was written – that stands up even after the 20th century blew away everyone’s illusions about the romance of war – but one that keeps up thinking even so.

In other words, it’s one very good play. And that’s not surprising from Bernard Shaw. ‘Arms And The Man’ runs Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre (26 Craig Street, Perth). Tickets can be re-

served simply by phoning 613-267-1884 or going to www.barndoorproductions. ca. No credit cards required and cash at the door is requested. Tickets are $20 reserved; $22 unreserved; and students are $10. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.

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EMC Entertainment – What can you expect of a play from 1895 that bills itself as an anti-romantic comedy? Well, if it’s a play by Bernard Shaw (he hated the name George and never used it), you can expect surprises, wit, elegant language, some biting satire and above all, entertainment. ‘Arms And The Man’ is a story of pragmatism versus romance – reality versus fantasy. The title is a reference to the first line of Virgil’s Aeneid, an heroic poem about the glories of war, but in Shaw’s world, the first man in the cavalry charge is not the bravest of the brave: his horse is just running away with him. It’s not the soldier who leads the war-winning charge that is rewarded: it’s the one who knows the best places to find fodder for the horses. To Shaw’s hyper-acute mind, war, even in 1895, was a colossal fraud that he was holding up and exposing long before the first guns of World War I were fired. To do so at the height of the British Empire, when soldiers still wore red coats and a good portion of the British Navy was still under sail, was a brave thing to do. Shaw got away with it by doing two things. Firstly, he set his play in far-off Bulgaria, a country so remote that they think washing once a week to be the height of civilization. Shaw sets his story against a background of a real war in 1885 between Bulgaria and nearby Serbia – two countries that were caught up in the power struggle between Austria and Russia. “We wouldn’t have had the slightest idea of how to go about it,� says one character. “If it were not for our foreign masters.� The second thing Shaw did was to draw exciting and vibrant characters that keep us wrapped up in the story throughout. Raina, the dreamy, romantic girl; Sergius, her heroic soldier; and her parents, the Petkoffs, middle-class Bulgarians whose “library� consists of seven books. At the bottom

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Amateur photographer enjoys thrill of first exhibit, giving back to theatre By ASHLEY KULP


Perth resident Bruce Raby, an amateur photographer, is currently exhibiting some of his works at the Studio Theatre during the month of February. A supporter of the theatre who also assists with set construction, Raby is donating the proceeds from the sale of his prints during the month back to the theatre.


hours building and painting sets and doing any other jobs that need doing. And now, he is lending his artistic talents to help the theatre raise some much-needed money for theatre improvements. We are grateful for his support.” It was back in 2006 that Raby first picked up a digital camera and caught the photography bug. He dabbled a bit in the craft as a hobby, but really became involved in it when he travelled to Churchill, Manitoba to photograph polar bears. He received a big boost when he submitted photos from that excursion and a story he had written to the Reader’s Digest publication, Our Canada. It was published in their December 2011/January 2012 issue. “It was quite a thrill,” Raby admitted. “I could never have dreamt that I could have done this.” “That’s what got me started,” he continued. “I had my camera and I was determined to try and do something, get some good pictures and learn about photography.” To learn more about the wide world of photography, Raby joined the Lanark County Camera Club, which he said has given him a lot of insight. “There’s some tremendous experience in that club. They are really fun people and it’s a great learning opportunity,” he said. “It’s made me want to take better and better pictures

and got me into manipulating photos after taking them, which is a whole other world of fun.” Last summer, he was pleasantly surprised to find out that Reader’s Digest had published a coffee table book, ‘Our Canada: A Country For All Seasons,’ and profiled his polar bear photos inside, in the table of contents and on the back jacket. His real passion is photographing whales on kayak (Raby also organizes a kayaking event each August to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society), and hopes to have more opportunities to do that in the future. He would also love to travel to the Canadian Arctic to photograph the wildlife and landscape. For Raby, he looks for an unconventional subject when he takes his pictures. “To me, I look for the unusual in the usual. It’s the unusual that lets the photograph stand out from something else. It’s easy to say, but not so easy to do,” he said. It didn’t take long for Raby’s efforts with his exhibit to pay off, either. Over the weekend, the 50/50 winners, Joe Racine and his wife Jennifer Jilks, donated their share back to the theatre and chose one of his polar bear prints to take home. “I can’t begin to tell you how exciting this is for me,” Raby noted.



EMC News – Perth resident Bruce Raby simply loves taking pictures, so imagine his delight when presented with the opportunity to exhibit his works for a month at the Studio Theatre. For the month of February, 20 of the amateur photographer’s pictures (mostly on giclee and canvas) will be on display at the Studio Theatre, which traditionally invites local artists to showcase their works during productions. With ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ set to open Feb. 14 and run to Feb. 24, Raby learned the theatre didn’t have an artist lined up, so he jumped at the chance. “I have enough photos that I’ve taken, so I asked Penny (Silberhorn, chair of the Studio Theatre’s promotions committee), if they’d be interested,” he explained. “I picked some I really liked to do up a display.” “I take enough pictures, I thought I was bound to have some photographs that would look good,” Raby added. The photographs range from wildlife to landscapes and include local features from Perth, as well as those from his travels to Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador. “I like to be outside and photograph nature,” he said. He hung the photos on

Jan. 24, just in time for this Saturday’s (Feb. 2) latest concert in the Songs From the Valley concert series at the theatre. “It’s just fun. I’m not saying it’s great photography, but that’s what it’s about for me, that fun aspect,” he remarked. Nineteen of the photographs are available for purchase (ranging from $30 to $60 in all different sizes) and Raby, who also assists with set construction for the Studio Theatre’s productions, has agreed to donate the full proceeds from their sale back to theatre. There’s an extra incentive as well. If on a show night, the winner of the 50/50 draw agrees to donate their half of the prize back to the theatre, Raby will present them with a photograph. “So not only will people get a tax receipt, but they can pick a print off the wall that’s of equal or lesser value, to take home. It’s a pretty good deal, I think,” he noted. “My objective is that I want to have some fun, but if the theatre can benefit a little as well it makes things that much better,” Raby added. Silberhorn was overjoyed at Raby’s idea. “Bruce has been a longtime supporter of community theatre, and we at the Studio Theatre are certainly pleased that he has chosen our little theatre as one of his many projects,” she said. “Always generous with his time, he spends

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N O I T N E T T A 1932 McLaughlin-Buick a blend of old and new S R E S I T R E V AD portunities EMC Lifestyle - In May 2005, Ken Reder of Amherstburg, Ontario, was a member of the Windsor Flying Club with a private pilot’s license. “When I asked my wife Gail if she would like to fly to Niagara-On-The-Lake to stay overnight and see a play at the Shaw Festival, it did not take her long to answer yes!� Just before they left, Ken saw an ad for a 1932 Buick for sale near St. Catharines. “I asked Gail if she would mind if we took the truck and trailer instead of flying on the off chance we would end up buying the car. Gail has always been a good sport when it comes to the old car hobby.� The next day, Ken and Gail bought the car. It was a 1932 McLaughlin-Buick Series 8-60 five passenger #68 coupe built in Oshawa and cost $1785 when new. It was complete but unrestored. “Not long after we got the ’32 Buick home, a 1933 Buick came up for sale and another old car appeared at our house. The ’32 sat in a back corner for about three years. In April 2008 the restoration began. We decided to do it as a restorod that would look as original as possible but be able to travel at today’s highway speeds and with a few modern creature comforts.� The body style is known as a Victoria, a cross between a coupe with one front seat and a coach with a full back seat. The Victoria has a full back seat and the body descends from the roof in a graceful

Ken Reder’s 1932 McLaughlin-Buick Victoria is on display at the Leamington Tomato Festival Car Show last August.

EMC News – The Upper Canada District School Board Champions for Kids Foundation approved nearly 400 applications for assistance during fiscal year 2011-12 to help kids in need enjoy everything from minor hockey to summer camp. Outgoing disbursements chair Linda Lumsden told the annual general meeting of the foundation Jan. 17 the charity distributed about $127,000 to assist children throughout the eight counties it serves. The funds help children from low-income families enjoy a better childhood, which in turn helps with their happiness and their learning. “We help kids outside of school so they will do better while they’re in school,� explained Champions president David Thomas. Lumsden said while the foundation is pleased to help children in need, it carefully vets requests to ensure that assistance is justified. “We really hold ourselves accountable,� explained Lumsden at the meeting, held at the Emergency Services Building in Gananoque. “When we put our stamp on it, we want to feel very secure with our decision.� Champions was formed in January 2008 to raise funds to help children in need play sports, enjoy the arts, and to

help their families pay for associated costs to obtain medical care. Supports offered by the foundation include payment for: YMCA memberships, minor hockey registration, dance lessons, music lessons, and fuel and parking expenses to take a child for medical care at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Fundraisers held throughout fiscal year 2011-2012 generated about $207,000. Events and totals generated included: the Champions for Kids golf tournament, $32,000; and the Champions for Kids Fun Run, $4,500. The foundation also raised about $48,000 from payroll deduction. Fundraising co-chair David Morrison said the charity’s fundraising committee hopes to have one fundraising event a month. Events planned include a second annual March Breakdown musical event, the annual golf tournament, a ski day at Mount Pakenham, and a women’s self-defense clinic. Members acclaimed to the Champions board for 20122013 are: David Thomas, president; Bill Loshaw, 1st vice president; Nancy Hanna, 2nd vice president; Carole Dufort, co-director of fundraising; David Morrison, co-director of fundraising; Ray Westendorp, direc-

curve down to the rear bumper. The original straight eight overhead-valve engine was still in the car. Ken replaced it with a 1999 4.8 litre (293 cubic inch) GMC V8 truck engine rated at 255 hp. He sold the original drive train to a man in Traverse City, Michigan, who deals in Buicks and parts, mostly ’32 to ’34. Ken’s new front suspen-

2010, it was ready for the road. Ken wishes to thank all his friends who gave freely of their advice whenever needed. He joined the Windsor Area Street Rods Club four years ago and is now building another street rod based on a 1934 Buick. I’m always looking for more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.�

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Summer Company program now open for business many local students have started businesses through the program in fields such as lawn care, woodworking, tourism, artisan businesses, lessons/tutoring and food services, to name a few. Cindy James, manager of the Small Business Advisory Centre says that the program an excellent opportunity for ambitious students to turn their ideas into a business of their own. Go online at www.ontario. ca/summercompany to get program details and complete the application.

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before if this program reaches capacity. For more information about the program, call Shannon at the Small Business Advisory Centre at 613-283-7002 ext. 109 or email About Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/ Lanark County): The SBAC offers free information and advisory services for anyone interested in starting their own small business or for existing small business operators. The office offers a walk-in resource cen-

tre with business literature & advisory materials. The centre is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls and the County of Lanark. A counselor is available (free) by appointment for one-onone sessions. The centre provides a number of business seminars throughout the year, check out our website at For more information, call 613-283-7002 ext. 108, or email R0011887695_0131

out the summer months. The successful students can receive up to $1,500 for business start-up costs and up to $1,500 upon returning to school in the fall, receive at least 12 hours of business training, and have the opportunity to meet with mentors for support and advice. Shannon Derbyshire, client services officer with the Small Business Advisory Centre (SBAC), has been promoting the program in many area schools, youth groups and at employment centres. She is available to discuss your ideas and help with the business plan process. Locally, we had five successful students complete the program last summer and a few continued their businesses on upon returning to school. Over the past 12 years,


EMC News – Every year, students throughout Lanark County, Smiths Falls and surrounding areas face the challenge of finding summer employment. For all of those entrepreneurial students out there, why not start your own summer business and create your own job. Be your own boss! Summer Company is an Ontario government program that is in place to motivate and educate students to possibly choose entrepreneurship as a viable career option; equip them with the tools necessary to succeed and provide hands-on business training and mentoring. The program provides awards to help students between the ages of 15 to 29 in school and returning to school to start and operate their own business through-

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Informative seminars coming up at Small Business Advisory Centre EMC Business – The following are some of the upcoming winter/spring seminars being offered at the Small Business Advisory Centre of Smiths Falls and Lanark County. Feb. 5: Breaking the Procrastination Barrier Procrastination is the number one obstacle standing in the way of small business owners & their ideal level of success. This seminar will forever change the way you look at those things you have been putting off doing in the workplace/ at home. People are largely unaware of just how pervasive and self-destructive procrastinating behaviours are, let alone what to do about it. You will learn: All about your procrastination ‘style.’ People procrastinate for a number of different reasons and in a number of different ways. How procrastination actually has more to do with distraction and displacement than it does laziness – procrastinators rarely do nothing, they are simply busy doing something else. The secrets of effective goal setting. The link between self-sabotage, fear of success, fear of failure, low self-esteem and procrastination – and how to change it safely and effectively. Identifying, eliminating or minimizing those things in your life that have been sapping your time and energy. Habitual thinking is what starts the pattern of procrastination. Guest speaker for this session will be Trevour Strudwick of Insight Studio and it takes place Feb. 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10. Feb. 15: WSIB-Bill 119 seminar Doing business under Bill 119 – are you ready? Prepare yourself, and avoid penalties, by attending this seminar. Mandatory WSIB coverage in the construction industry started in January. Construction employers, independent operators and users of construction services are invited to register for this free workshop presented by Allen Cramm, Office of the Employer Advisor. Topics to be covered: • What is the bill’s impact on independent operators, contractors, home renovators, executive officers and partners engaged in construction? What home renovation work is exempted? How has the definition of an independent operator changed? What are the exemption rules for executive officers? What is the impact on the clearance certificate process? This session runs Feb. 15 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and is free of charge. Feb. 21: Learn How to Use Twitter You’re intrigued by Twitter and think it could be good for your business, but you have no idea where to start. Twitter allows you to connect with peo-

ple interested in your business, share links, resources and info. It’s useful for local businesses, thought leaders, or bloggers. This class will get you up and running with Twitter for your business or personal. It’s a training class composed of theories and hands-on practical training in order for you to fully understand how Twitter marketing works for business. Here’s what you’ll learn: • Signing up and creating a Twitter account. Getting familiar with site structure/functions/account settings. How to find and follow people. Understanding tweets, retweets, messages and the timeline How to use Twitter search. Prerequisties: You must have your own laptop can connect with WiFi. Students should be familiar with the web and its terminology. Sherry CrummyLawrence of Crummy Media Solutions will lead the Feb. 21 session. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $10. Feb. 26: Brand You (branding your business seminar) Explore the critical elements that some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs and business minds understand, that you are your business! Outcomes: • Create a solid brand identity that integrates personal, product/service, and business elements for a powerful image and set of business practices. • Understand and employ customer care techniques, such as relationship building, that create: satisfaction, sense of value, and encourage loyalty. Apply creative and innovative marketing techniques that draw customers to the business, making sales a natural by-product of our efforts. Articulation’s Jennifer DeBruin will run this seminar, taking place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $10. March 2: Mastering Google to improve business and web ranking Uncover the secrets of Google that make it an invaluable tool for your busi-

ness. Learn search tricks and techniques to make you more efficient. Learn how to make Google index your website properly to maximize your exposure. Syd Bolton will lead this session, which takes place in the boardroom of the Small Business Advisory Centre from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. March 5: Understanding financial statements/cash flow statements Two informative financial sessions for business owners are rolled in to this three-hour presentation. Understanding financial statements for business owners: The three financial statements that the business owner can access from their accounting software system are examined. Some of the information that will be illustrated: Business capitalization. How do you calculate it and why is it important? • What is “beta” and what does it signify? • A different way of looking at working capital.

What is gross profit margin and why is it important? Return on invested capital for a small business. Understanding business cash flows: Cash flow management comprises two functions: (1) day-to-day management of cash flows and (2) long term strategic cash flow management. A cash flow forecast is presented in Excel format to illustrate the challenges of cash flow management. You will be shown: • How to calculate your business’s “fixed cash burn rate.” • How bank’s monitor the use of their revolving financing. • Where you can get interest free financing. What financing you want to avoid. This session will be led by Bruce Collie, CGA, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the cost is $10. March 19: Facebook Marketing: Advanced Take advantage of the power of Facebook to create a more robust marketing campaign for your business,

products or services. • We’ll talk about the options available to you, including page customization, plugins, extra tabs, applications and creative uses of the platform to increase brand awareness on Facebook. • We’ll also touch on EdgeRank and the impact it has on Facebook pages. Set up application pages to take your page to the next level. How to rearrange the application pages to show what your page needs. And how to re-name your app pages. How to use social plugins and add your Facebook page feed to your website so you get more likes and improve your website. Prerequisites: Each participant should have their own laptop that is able to connect with WiFi. To gain the most from this class, students should already have a personal profile on Facebook and a Facebook Business page. The speaker will be Sherry Crummy-Lawrence of Crummy Media Solutions and the session will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at a cost of $10. March 21: GST/HST Basics

for Business For start-up small business owners! The Canada Revenue Agency presents this information-filled workshop on what is taxable what is exempt, becoming a registrant, accounting methods, input tax credits, how to file and remit GST/HST, and more. GST/HST Across Borders: In this presentation, the Canada Revenue Agency will review the basics of GST/ HST place-of-supply rules, the nature of supplies (including goods, services and intangible personal property), when supplies are deemed to be made inside or outside Canada, and when supplies are deemed to be made in a province for determining whether GST or HST applies, etc. This seminar runs on March 21 and will feature speaker George Fortier of the GST/HST Rulings Centre/Tax Services Office. It is free of charge. Space is limited for these workshops. To register, contact Shannon or Cindy at the Small Business Advisory Centre at, cjames@smallbizcentre. ca or by calling 613-283-7002 ext. 109 or ext. 108.


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and public education reflected throughout the report. Thurlow explained public education and fire safety standards make up the first two lines of defence to improving overall safety from fires. The third is emergency response. “If we can optimize those first two lines of defence we have found across the province we can actually reduce the third line,” the consultant said.

EMC News - Residents in the Smiths Falls area can hear the cannon ball splashes now following confirmation of $99,000 Aviva Community Fund grant to get the pool inside the Gallipeau Center ready for operation. “This is just a real time for celebration and most importantly we are incredibly thankful for all the support we had,” said Rob Rodine, member of The Hub, a nonprofit organization who aims to manage and operate the pool as part of its many youthrelated programs. The good news that the local project would receive full funding came in early Jan. 29. The Smiths Falls pool is one of 11 Aviva applications to receive full funding during this year’s grant program. Glen Cooper, spokesperson for Aviva Canada congratulated the community, making note of the strong community support and professional application as some of the reasons the application was so successful. “Clearly everyone rallied around... so that was something the judges picked up on,” Cooper said. Project supporters cast 11,167 votes before Dec. 12 in support of the initiative during Aviva’s final voting window. Once the celebration is over this week The Hub members will be looking to sit down with contractors as soon as possible to discuss the project and construction schedules. According to the project’s application, the pool facility needs to be resurfaced and painted; have its drains and decking replaced, have general renovations to the change rooms done, and a conversion of the pool system to a salt water system to minimize the effects of high chemical levels. A schedule for the work has not been confirmed, but Rodine said The Hub hopes they can offer some programming this summer to residents. A total of 30 projects, 10

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EMC News - The process and procedures of the fire services in Smiths Falls are currently undergoing a review as part of the Fire Master Plan process. “We’ll be looking at all of the different divisions and all the services you provide,” explained Steve Thurlow of Dillon Consulting Limited who has been contracted to draft the master plan. Consultants are now work-

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Thanks to the ground swell of community support for Smiths Falls and area to re-open the Gallipeau Center pool the project was given 100 per cent of their $99, 000 requested funding from the Aviva Community Fund program.

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from each of the small, medium and large categories, took part in the final judging process. Of those 11 received full funding with the remaining 19 received $5,000 each. Receiving the Aviva funding means more than just the start of renovation work for the non-profit organization. The Hub is hoping Avivaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident in the pool project will signal to the benefiting municipalities that the community pool is indeed viable, wanted by their taxpayers and a project that can expect ongoing success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great for the community of Smiths Falls and we hope itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there for a long, long time and serving the commu-

nity,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. Rodine said the preferred approach for the estimated $360,000 in annual operational funding would be to have municipal dollars in play, but added there is always a plan B. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the optimal strategy,â&#x20AC;? Rodine added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel the municipalities will want to be involved in this.â&#x20AC;? During the most recent budget meeting held last week Smiths Falls agreed to support in principle the project through a written letter on letter head, but held off from designating specific funds in the 2013 budget until a business plan was submitted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really want to see the

business plan before I earmark anything,â&#x20AC;? Coun. Chris Cummings said. Coun. Shawn Pankow agreed, but said the town must make a decision on the level of their support in order for the group to move forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without support from us there will be no support from the townships,â&#x20AC;? Pankow stated. The Hub has requested $190,000 a year from the town and the $50,000 in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget brought forward to this year. The $50,000 in the 2012 budget has been moved over, but councillors noted the funds arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t earmarked for The Hub project specifically, just for a community pool.

Coun. Lorraine Allen expressed her impressions of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fire service when it comes to reaching out to the youth in the community through regular prevention presentations, fire alarm drills, etc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the Smiths Falls Fire department is exemplary in this role,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. Thurlow agreed educating youth is a critical step to changing the mindset for the future, but added the senior population has been shown to be the most vulnerable and most at risk for death due to fires. According to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services website there were 245 deaths of those 65 years old and over between 2002 and 2011. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 31 per cent of the overall deaths seen in Ontario. The website states that seniors have three times the death rate as other groups. Thurlow encouraged more prevention and education programs for seniors be rolled out in the Smiths Falls area in recognition of this trend and the reality that Smiths Falls has and continues to develop an older age demographic due to the baby boomers and marketing efforts. Thurlow reviewed the current system at the fire station where the five full-time firefighters operate, in his view, as full-time dispatchers for the town and county and not

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entirely at the station to report to a fire, â&#x20AC;&#x153;which is quite unique across the province,â&#x20AC;? Thurlow noted. He touched on the possibility of the town looking into automatic aid agreements with the five neighbouring municipalities to improve response times. He noted for a fire in a 2,000-square-foot, single-family home the industry standard suggests an emergency response of 14 firefighters would be needed to do all the appropriate functions at the scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine a community of this size having that many people respond to a call unless they have a major fire,â&#x20AC;? remarked Coun. Ken Graham. Thurlow confirmed those numbers as being standard across the province, but added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you will be surprised how well you are actually doing to that type of call.â&#x20AC;? Of the average 170-plus calls the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service receives a year, consultants estimated only about four-toeight per cent of these calls would be for emergency response for a full involved

residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are some obvious service opportunities here,â&#x20AC;? commented mayor Dennis Staples. Fire Chief Joel Gorman confirmed the town currently doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any automatic aid agreements in place, but does operate with mutual aid. The difference is with automatic aid the fire services are agreeing to instantly roll out to any fire call within a geographic area. Under the existing mutual aid agreements surrounding services do respond to major fires but only to the level that is being requested by the fire service in charge. Chief Gorman noted in the 1970s Smiths Falls fire service coverage did include the Township of Montague. He is eager to see the results of the Master Plan process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see what the report is,â&#x20AC;? the chief added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully the thing will get support and followed.â&#x20AC;? A draft plan is expected to be presented to the local committee in April with council receiving the final plan for consideration and approval sometime in this summer.

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Council approved an increase in the parking meter fees to be as follows: 25 cents for 15 minutes; 50 cents for 30 minutes and $1 for an hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a bargain,â&#x20AC;? noted Coun. Ken Graham. The fees will be phased in as the parking meter heads are replaced.

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A motion to accept $14,371 in provincial funding to reinvent the local historical society will be coming forward to next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Council for approval. The funding will support the A Future in History Project, which is a partnership between Heritage House Museum, Local Immigration Partnership and SFDCI and aims to rebuild the historical society. The project will focus on local heritage, folklore, artifacts, architecture and will do so with speakers, workshops and an online presence to reach out to the general public and youth. A total of $5,671 from the Economic Development Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leverage fund will be used to support the project.

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It was announced this week that Heritage House Museum was successful in receiving $25,025 from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to digitize their photographic and archival collection. The project, known as Negatives to Pixels: The Digital Photo Collection of Heritage House Museum will include the hiring of a project coordinator to lead the project and increase the access to some of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most interesting pieces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That work will be vital work to be completed,â&#x20AC;? said Coun. Chris Cummings. A total of $6,256 will be taken out of the Economic Development Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leverage fund and used to support this project. A motion will be coming forward to next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council on this matter.


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Railway history comes to life with launch of RMEO website By LAURIE WEIR

EMC News - The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario opened its doors on Jan. 23 to showcase the end of an 18-month project that brings to life the railway history with the launch of a new website for generations to enjoy. Museum curator Anne Shropshire could only smile as she spoke with guests to the open house last Wednesday afternoon, answering questions about the project, while they in turn had a chance to view what has been going on behind the scenes of this project that has brought many groups together. In partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls, Chimo Elementary School and TV Cogeco, the $81,000 project includes a museum exhibit, a travelling exhibit, oral histories available on the website and the development of a curriculum based education program. “It’s complete and it’s a wonderful feeling,” Shropshire said. “The website launch is the culmination of all the hard work and it’s very exciting.” Shropshire said she’s developed a new respect for the history of the railroad industry and what it means for those who live here. “It was an amazing journey,” she said. “to learn about the history from some of the


RMEO curator Anne Shropshire (left) shows the new website to guests (who are all ears) Shawn Breen, Katharine Kelsey, Amanda Humphrey, Veronica Keaney, with help from her website guru Andrea Zizman (seated). older railroaders… people need to take ownership of the history here.” Town councilors were in attendance between budget deliberations to check out the excitement. “It’s interesting to watch all the videos online and see the intensity of all the interviews,” said Lorraine Allen. “It’s important to learn about our history.”

Tony Humphrey is the vice president of the board of directors at the museum. He is also a fellow railroader. “It brings us closer to the community,” he said. “It was wonderful working with the children at Chimo, who conducted all of the interviews with the railroaders. It was a way for the young people to learn about their own history… that era that has left us.”


Humphreys said this project, complete with the online materials like photo albums, stories, oral histories will be an integral part of the community. “It will bring more people to Smiths Falls,” he said. He was impressed with the students’ participation, and how excited they were about

Railway Station (housing the museum) on May 12, last year. Throughout the season the museum offered new programs, on top of regularly scheduled events, in association with the project and anniversary including Stories from the Railway, Steam Days and An Evening Along the Tracks. Enhanced efforts in marketing and promotion of the project and anniversary saw an increase in visitors to the museum, Shropshire noted. “We were just 60 people shy of our 5,000 attendance goal this year,” she said. The project was funded through the Ministry of Culture & Tourism with support from the Town of Smiths Falls, TV Cogeco, Canadian Pacific Railway, Upper Canada District School Board and a private donation. Check out the new website at for more information and to see the history of the Smiths Falls railway.

the project. “It’s starting to attract younger volunteers,” Humphreys said. “We had over 120 children involved and their interest (in railroading and its history) is piqued.” The museum launched the history project in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Northern

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Councillors opt for five per cent water rate increase

EMC News - Concern over the public’s ability to swallow a 15 per cent increase in both the consumption and base water rate has resulted in a decision to implement a five per cent increase in 2013, but some warn this doesn’t make the increase disappear. At a special Council meeting held this week, councillors opted to cancel their original plan to phase in the 15 per cent rate increase over three years to simply approving the 2013 allotment until town staff could confirm numbers for them. Mayor Dennis Staples said he was having trouble with some of the costs included in the cost recovery formula, including town vehicle usage. Coun. Jay Brennan, Ken Graham and Chris Cummings support a user pay system for the water and sewer services, but agreed an in-depth discussion needed to be had without the timeline of the budget process looming over them. Cummings suggested setting up a date this year to discuss the idea of cost recovery and what that would look like in Smiths Falls. “Whatever we do on the water rate increase has an impact on the budget side,” reminded mayor Staples. The five per cent approved increase in water rates this year will mean a shortfall of expected revenue of 10 per cent, which will have to be reflected in the general tax rate. “The taxpayers pay the full cost of operating this municipality,” Coun. Ken Graham noted. Councillors continue to struggle with bringing down a 12-13 per cent tax increase for the year. For this reason the mayor and Graham couldn’t support a $35,000 annual budget line for the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO). While the mayor appreciated the work the RMEO has done in the last couple of years to increase their revenue and bring thousands of people into the community he had trouble with adding an annual line item to a budget council was already struggling with. “This is not the year to be engaged in program expansion,” the mayor added. “We have greater and higher pri-

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orities.” Councillors Chris Cummings, Dawn Quinn, Lorraine Allen and Shawn Pankow all threw their support to the addition, noting the museum’s revenue for last year was $15,000 and attendance at the museum continues to steadily increase year over year. “If they’re bringing money like that into our community they’re bringing people into our community,” Quinn said. She would like both RMEO and the Heritage House Museum (HHM) to harmonize their hours, noting off-season

hours at HHM is Monday to Friday while RMEO operates on weekends only during this period. Other approved items include $250 to the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation to go towards equipment for cataract treatment. These funds are coming out of the mayor’s public relations budget to avoid a further line item being added. Staffing Approvals for staffing within the town includes a $2 increase for the janitor at the

Child Development Centre, which will bring her up to $12 an hour. Another request to bump up the hours of the programmer at the Smiths Falls Public Library from 10 to15 hours a week was put back on the table after previously being removed entirely. Coun. Cummings brought the item back, stating the enhancement of programming at the library is a critical part of their service to the community and something that needs to be nurtured. Janet Koziel, treasury assistant, confirmed the existing 10 hours a week

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Denied, deferred Not all items brought forward received a nod from councillors last week. The county’s $24,000 to $26,000 request for support to the county’s tourism efforts was denied as councillors felt it most important to support their local efforts. The question around whether or not the town will

get a payment in lieu of taxes for the newly opened OPP Eastern Region Headquarters on the grounds of the former Rideau Regional Centre will be answered shortly. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) staff was at the town hall last week reviewing the documents related to the facility and will be able to confirm this in what is hoped to be the near future. A date hasn’t been set for the next budget meeting until the payment in lieu and OMPF reconciliation questions are answered.

Green light given on purchase for park stage By STACEY ROY

EMC News - Councillors reservedly approved an out of budget expense of $14,300 to purchase and retrofit a Wills Transfer trailer as a stage at Lower Reach Park. The 53-foot trailer is up for sale by the local transportation company for $2,500 and staff advised councillors timing is limited as other interests are on the table. “It’s an answer in the short term to the problem we have,” noted Coun. Ken Graham prior to giving his support. The remaining $11,800 in retrofitting costs will be used

to cut open and reinforce a hole in the side of the trailer for access, build a 12x36 deck that can be retracted and provide some painting and skirting for visual appeal. “It could be portable as well,” explained Rick St. Dennis, director of community services. “My only concern is it’s got to look good,” commented Coun. Chris Cummings who urged town staff to complete the retrofit quickly in the spring to avoid an eyesore in the town park. The visual appeal of such a stage is exactly why Beverly Hitchins, founder and opera-

tor of Open Stage has said she will never use the trailer as a stage. “It’s shabby looking as far as I’m concerned,” Hitchins said. “I said no, I told them unequivocally no way. I’ll never use it.” She went on to add: “We are happy were we are until there is money for a proper ampitheatre.” St. Dennis said he is sorry that Open Stage won’t use the stage, but said this wouldn’t be the only use for it. “ This Facility has also provided a venue, for the entire community to utilize year round, including Canada

Day, outdoor inter-ministerial Church services, winter carnival, Smiths Falls triathlon and many other special events that have and will continue to present themselves from time to time,” St. Dennis said in an email to The Record News Jan. 29. Hitchins has hosted a free open mic format stage show every Sunday evening at Lower Reach Park during the warm months for 15 years now. For the last four of those years it has been in the covered shelter that is now attached to the Kinsmen Pavillion. When asked what her vi-

sion would be for the new ampitheatre, Hitchins said the new stage must be made of cement, wheelchair accessible and in ampitheatre formation. Her hope is where ever this future stage is located that it is within sight of the parking lot as many Open Stage audience members choose to sit in their car for the show so they can enjoy it while smoking. Currently only about $2,500 has been raised within the community to cover the costs of the purchase and retrofit, though staff said they will be working to cover the entire cost through community support.

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FAMILY DAY: The Town Hall offices will be closed on February 18, 2013 to recognize Family Day. If you have a road, water or sewer emergency on this day please call 284-1430.

Heritage Week Feb. 17 to 23 with 3 special events during the week: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 “A Walk with Mary” Book Signing and Talk with author Jennifer DeBruin Presented by the Smiths Falls and District Historical Society Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm Cost: Donation at the door Wednesday, February 20, 2013

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS STARTS WITH YOU! 15 years ago, 4 million Ontarians lost power due to 1998’s great ice storm. Be prepared for storms and power outages. Please visit the Emergency Management Ontario Website to learn more about information and tools to prepare your family and pets for an emergency. Winter Carnival: February 8 – 10, 2013 ..... lots of family fun ! Chili Cook-Off, Skating, TGIF at Legion, Trivia Challenge, Spaghetti Supper and much more ! Annual Smiths Falls Cubs Hockey Tournament ..... biggest tournament in Smiths Falls ......February 15-18,2013.....lots of hockey action in both arenas all weekend and family day !


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Lest We Forget - Exhibition Grand Opening! Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm “Discover Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop” Date: Friday, February 22, 2013 Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm Cost: $5.00/person

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DBA looks to continue positive pace into 2013 EMC Business - The Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (DBA) is looking to capitalize on the momentum of 2012 with the introduction of a new downtown festival and marketing and beautification programs while keeping an eye to the future. Maire Hogan, DBA chair said it’s critical the community continues to complete projects and she’s convinced the downtown business organization can do its part with the addition of four new board members. “That, to me, is a very positive thing,” Hogan said. One of the most anticipated projects for the coming year is the first Healthy Living Festival in downtown Smiths Falls, taking place June 22. The festival will offer a full day of events from wall climbing to cardio kickboxing and information booths on a variety of topics. “We’re getting a very good response from the business owners in what they can contribute to the festival,” Hogan added. “We’re excited.” The hope is to introduce festival attendees to the many stores that can be found in the downtown area and encourage them to come back and shop year round. If the power of information on what is available downtown doesn’t get shoppers to return, the DBA is looking at what a customer rewards program for the core can do. “We’re just doing the research right now,” Hogan said. The concept is to introduce Downtown Dollars that could be used at any participating business downtown to purchase goods and services. The DBA is now looking into the cost of producing such a thing and the form they may take for possible introduction later this year or next. One thing that will certainly be on the agenda for

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the coming year is addressing the tree lighting downtown. “We want to revamp the lights,” Hogan said. The organization is looking into the feasibility of banner lights, which are lights that when installed in the trees display a shape. Other beautification projects include completing the benches and garbage bins along Beckwith Street with plans to expand to the side streets in future. The side streets of the downtown core will receive newly made banners this year, according to Hogan. The hope is that these banners will unify the downtown core area while providing a colourful addition to the streetscape. Strategic Plan Keeping the overall vision of the downtown core in mind is the foundation of all the DBA’s work. This year the business organization plans to focus on this building block by revamping the Strategic Planning document for the DBA. “It’s always good to know what direction you are taking,” Hogan said. The last time the DBA underwent a strategic plan process was in 2004 when Bruce Moore, Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor with the Ministry of Agriculture assisted the group in drafting a plan. “The 2004 strategic plan is far out of date and for future planning and to maintain a consistent direction for the DBA a new plan is needed,” wrote Amy Hogue, DBA coordinator, in an email interview. Since it was adopted, many

of the action items in this plan have been completed or are underway. The first step to creating a new document will be to create a working committee for the strategic plan creation process. This committee will be made up of board members, business and property owners and members of the community. After this is done Moore will then work with the committee to review the completed Downtown Revitalization study and incorporate this direction into the organization’s new plan. The aim of the plan is to confirm a vision for the organization’s future and set out concrete steps that needed to be taken to get there. “I would anticipate the process to create a new plan could be completed before the end of 2013,” Hogue said. The DBA plans to build on the work they completed last year in a number of ways. One of the key projects the DBA and Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce rolled out in 2012 was the introduction of Wi-Fi in the core.



EMC Events - A Welcoming Dinner for Newcomers took place at Trinity United Church in Smiths Falls on Sunday (Jan. 27). The dinner was open to anyone who is a new resident of the Smiths Falls area in the past two years. While beef stew was sizzling hot in the kitchen, musical entertainment was provided by Seo Yeon Park, an international student from Korea who was one of the five finalists in the recent My Town’s Got Talent competition.

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - JANUARY 28, 1913 St. James Bros. who were burned out on Saturday night have taken temporarily the store on Beckwith street north of the late E. Grondin and will have their meat shop there until further arrangements can be made. Phone No. 132. Miss Austin, Superintendent of the Public Hospital, would be glad to receive contributions of old cotton linen and flannel. A mail bag containing registered letters was stolen from the G.T.R. station at Kingston a few nights ago. The value of the letters taken is supposed to be about $7, 000. The only clue is a report from the conductor of a Grand Trunk train who says he saw a tramp burusing letters beside a track.

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50 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 31, 1963 Normal traffic will resume on Beckwith street tomorrow morning, thus relieving some of the confusing mix-ups which have occurred since Monday with the closing of the swing bridge. The bridge was closed in order that new flooring could be installed. During the closing period, all traffic was re-routed across the river either via the Abbott street bridges. Police report the heaviest flow of traffic was on Abbott street, which made things confusing for strangers entering town. The threat of a possible outbreak of rabies in Smiths Falls continues to exist due to the lack of co-operation of dog-owners in town who have not bothered to keep their pets confined. Dr. R. M. Fergusson, Medical Officer of Health, noting that a rabid dog was discovered last week in Atironto, said the only way to halt the spread of this possibly fatal disease is to keep pets tied up. The second annual “Marching Mothers’ blitz in Smiths Falls, held on Monday evening, was an unqualified success. The chairman, Mrs. Bryant Robinson told The Record-News that approximately $1, 500 has been collected to date and she is confident that the $1, 700 objective will be reached when all returns have been received. 25 YEARS AGO - JANUARY 27, 1988 Montague Township Reeve Bill Buffam has called a public meeting Jan. 28 to discuss the future of Rideau Regional Centre. Reeve Buffam said the meeting has been in the works since the fall of 1987 when it was announced that the institution’s client population would be reducing in seven years. The Smiths Falls and District Waste Management Committee is a step closer to a landfill site after an eventful meeting Monday night. Thirty rail handler and welders at Canadian Pacific Railway yard here have been laid off until April 4. 10 YEARS AGO – JANUARY 24, 2003 An internationally acclaimed work and family project that meets the needs of children with disabilities and helps ease the financial, physical and emotional stresses on their parents is the subject of a new book launched Jan. 22. While other work-family initiatives provide child care supports, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ project is the only program in North America that addresses the challenges of workers who have children with special needs, live in communities across Canada and work nontraditional shifts. The year end results for the Lanark Highlands ecumenical Good Samaritan growing project for 2002 have just been released. Contributions through the sale of stalk certificates, soy bean harvest, sale of surplus food from the harvest celebration and the international lunch sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Sunday School totaled $1,419. A crop harvest of 2.987 tonnes brought in another $950 for total earnings of $ 2,369. The project was thus able to contribute $2, 200 to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Compiled by: STACEY ROY

Thanks goes to Bob Langstaff for lending the paper this image of the Grade 1 class at Spooner School in 1949-50. Standing at the back is Miss Hira Ower, teacher. Back row (left to right): Jim Henry, Eddie Lockett, unknown, Billy Buckland, Bob Langstaff, Lloyd Young, Doug Fyfe, John Edwards, Wayne Kerr, Barry VanCamp, Murray Cullen. Front row; left to right: Al Watson, Margaret Edwards, Joyce Moffat,

Joan Lockett, Jennifer Giffen, Dianne VanDusen, Garnita Bradshaw, Phyllis Nicholson, unknown, David Sawyer. The Record News welcomes any submissions. Please e-mail them to or by mail to PO Box 158, 65 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4T1. Please include your name and return address so they may be returned to you.

Watching a princess get her crown EMC Editorial - I’ve never been one for the happily ever after tales, but a recent experience with my niece, Haven has turned this tied and made me a believer that dreams do come true. If you’ve missed reading all over my Facebook and last week’s EMC about my niece, Haven’s success at earning a Miss Teen Canada crown let me given you a back stage look at one aunt’s perspective. This young lady is very special to us having been the first grand child in our family and an all around great kid. I was blessed to be asked to go to Toronto Jan. 19-20 to watch her on stage at her first pageant, and boy was it something to see.

For the Record STACEY ROY Watching her walk so confidently in her gown transported me to the days of her playing dress up at the house complete with pig tails and little glasses. She’s outgrown the glasses now, but not the love of feeling pretty in a party dress. Her decision to sign herself up for this challenge was something that surprised and pleased her family as it would get her away from the pressures of teenage life - you couldn’t pay

me to do that again and feel so awkward! That’s why her win was so exciting. Her name was the first to be called and her mom, grandmother, godmother and myself couldn’t help but jump up and down while Haven got her crown. “Oh my God that’s our Haven” I was screaming before I realized I was suppose to be the family photographer and grabbed the camera to capture the moment. Putting aside the fact that most of these pictures are fuzzy due to my shaking, the experience of seeing her gain confidence and new friendships over the weekend changed my mind on the entire idea of pageants. When I was Haven’s age I was the girl who

made fun of cheerleaders and those who took part in things like pageants, but I now realize the benefits that can come out of them. Much to my sadness (and likely my niece’s relief) Haven’s attempt at Miss Teen Canada’s crown in mid-July will be without this aunt in the audience as I’ll be welcoming my second bundle of joy. If my stubborness can play any role at all I plan to work with this new addition to the family to make sure I will be at my computer the night of the pageant to watch it being live streamed. It’s you and me kiddo - let’s cheer your cousin on! See COLUMN page SF9

Letters to the Editor

Coalition adds clarity to hospital issue DEAR EDITOR: Re. Hospital unions picket Randy Hillier to take up the fight by Desmond Devoy, January 24, 2013 The decision to force cuts on local hospitals was made by the Liberal government and most of our efforts centre on getting the Minister to stop the cuts. But local MPP Randy Hillier sure keeps getting in the way. A few facts to clear things up: The cuts to your local hospital are coming from Queen’s Park in Toronto. As part of its harsh budget cuts, the Liberal government is curtailing health care funding by $3 billion. This figure comes from Ontario’s Auditor General who reviewed the government’s fiscal plan. The lion’s share of those cutbacks – and yes, in real dollar terms they are cutbacks – are to come from hospitals and OHIP. Hospital global budgets have been set at a zero per cent increase, far less than population growth and inflation would require. The government has banned local hospitals from running deficits -- even when budgets are inadequate. The consequence? Real, tangible service cuts to programs, beds and care that people need. This is what we are

seeing in Perth and Smiths Falls and all across Ontario. See HOSPITAL page SF9

PM meeting a must: Merrickville mayor DEAR EDITOR: As the Mayor tasked with being the spokesperson for the elected representatives of the 13 municipalities on the Rideau Corridor, please note the following: Parks Canada continues to roll out adjustments to the proposed fees. As I am sure you know, seasonal and 6 day passes are now included, along with a statement that there will be “other adjustments shortly”. While this is a step in the right direction (although many See CANAL page SF9

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SOCIAL NOTES HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY Thelma Moore February 3, 2013 Friends and relatives are invited to a Birthday Tea on Sunday, February 3, 2013 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall (parking via Beckwith St) Carleton Place, ON Best wishes only

HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY Jim and Carol Hartley February 10th 1953-2013 Come and celebrate with us on February 9th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St., Carleton Place 1 pm-5 pm Refreshments HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY Carmindy Alexandrea Young! Lots of love from Daddy, Mommy, Callum and all of your family and friends XO… You are cordinally invite to an OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE THE 80TH BIRTHDAY OF DALTON CARRY Almonte Civitan Hall 500 Almonte Street, Almonte ON Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Your kind wishes will be the best gift of all

BOND – Proud parents Stephanie and Philip are pleased to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby daughter, Rachel Lillian, born January 4, 2013, weighing 7 lbs., 8 ozs. Ecstatic first-time grandparents are Margaret and Tony Bond and Cathy and Bruce Nesbitt.

ANDERSON – Rob and Brenda are happy to announce the safe arrival of their son, Dean Ryan, born November 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm, weighing 6lbs.15oz. Proud grandparents are Merv and Irene Hilliard of Carleton Place, ON and Bob and Annette Anderson of Ashton, ON. Thank You to Dr. Deschenes and all the wonderful nursing staff at the Almonte Hospital.

BARBER, Leighton Better late than never! Brooke Hickey and Jesse Barber are proud to announce the arrival of their first child Leighton Noble Barber. She was born June 28, 2012, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. Her loving grandparents are Sharon Larmon and Janet Barber of Perth, and Jim Barber (Meg) of Smiths Falls. Her proud aunt, Kaitlyn Barber and uncle Josh Hickey. Great grandparents are Joan McPhee, Ruth Larmon, and Gary White (Lois). Thank you to all our families and friends and a big thank you to Dr. Wang at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. We are thrilled to have such a wonderful little person come into our lives.

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

BLAST-IT-ALL Roses are red, Violets are blue, Bruce Leonard is 50 That’s half a century too. I wish him a happy birthday, And many more to come, Cause he’s a special person, He will never again be 21. Your Friend Julie

HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY Ashley Kerr (Duberville) February 2 We wish you a very Happy Birthday and many more to come! Love, Mom and Dad

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY Shelly February 4, 2013 Love from your family

Laura Bowles February 1 It’s hard to believe our little girl is growing up before our eyes. Love always Mom, Dad Jennifer Nana, Grammy

Bennett-Johnston Joe & Tracey Bennett and Keith & Lauraine Johnston are delighted to announce the engagement of Andrea and Eric. The wedding will take place on August 24th, 2013 at Holy Cross Parish in Kemptville ON. Our very best wishes for a long & happy life together. THE EMC - 37 - Thursday, January 31, 2013

HAPPY 102ND BIRTHDAY Mary Ferguson January 29, 2013 Love and Best Wishes from your family

THANK YOU We wish to thank all our family and friends for all their condolences, donations and flowers in remembrance of our Mother, Hilda Miller. A special thanks to all staff at Lanark Lodge, Blair and Son Funeral Home, the pallbearers, Dr. R. McLean, Peter Hannah (organist) and Rev. Grace Vaters. Arnold & Shirley, John & Hazel Miller, Marie & Ross Tysick and Lorena (Marty) McAvella and families

Zachary would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of his father Don, son of Rodger and Muriel Caldwell of Almonte, to Tina, daughter of Tim and Marilyn Crawford of Perth. The wedding will take place April 20th, 2013 in Perth, Ontario.

BURGESS, IRENE (Jan. 29, 2003) and ERNIE (Jan. 3, 2011) In loving memory of our Parents and Grandparents The days of laughter and fun we shared are gone, but they will be remembered forever as cherished memories. Forever loved and remembered Keith, Barb, Lisa & Dwight


LABELLE Congratulations to Kaitlin (Hoppin) & Erik Labelle who celebrated their wedding day on October 13, 2012 with family and friends wishing them a happily ever after



We would like to thank our family, friends and neighbours for their overwhelming support since Mom’s sudden passing on January 10, 2013. To Wendy and Brian Marki, there are no words to express how grateful we are for you being with Mom. Thank you to the Renfrew County Paramedic, OPP and to Dr. Strader and the Nurses at RVH- ER. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Don Kemp for his continuous care of Mom during the past 3 years so we could have this special time with her, and for being there to the very end. Thank you for the phone calls, emails, FB messages, food, flowers, cards and visits. It is so wonderful to know we have the love and support of others. Thank you Cooper for the emotionally moving eulogy. You made us laugh during a time of sorrow. “G” would have been proud. Thank you to Wayne Bennett and the staff of Alan Barkers Funeral Home for doing what you do so well. Thank you to the pallbearers, Derek Yuill, Matt Kenny, Mark Dowdall, Greg Ferguson, Ray Westgarth and Cooper Brown. Thank you to Rev Brian Barr for organizing and performing her “Celebration of Life.” Thank you to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Carleton Place Legion for providing the refreshments and a place where we could gather. Take time to share a story of how she influenced your life. She had so many friends. We have had many laughs and she will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Jo-Anne, Kevin, Bailey and Cooper Brown

STAG and DOE for Erin Scharf and Brad Harkness Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 8:00 pm-12:30 am Almonte Arena - Upstairs Hall Tickets available at the door


Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Sunday January 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was Monday at St. James Anglican Church, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. David Andrew officiating. Interment in the spring at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Innisville.

BRENNAN Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Ruth Eleanor (Perrin) Brennan, formerly of Perth, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward R “Ted” Brennan. Ruth is survived by her sons Dr. James Brennan (Janice) of Kingston, Richard “Rick” Brennan (Marilyn) of Brockville and Philip Brennan (Deborah) of Brockville. Cherished granny of Andrew, Patrick, Tom, Jennifer, Rebecca, Daniel, Emily, Joseph, Russell and Travis. Also survived by eight great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Isobel Moore and Winifred (Peggy) Shaw. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 1-2 pm. A ceremony celebrating Ruth’s life will be held in the Chapel at 2 pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or to The Anglican Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Ruth online at


Isobell Curran

Peacefully, at Broadview Nursing Centre, Smiths Falls, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Isobell (McGee) Curran at the age of 89. Beloved wife for over 67 years of Leonard Francis Curran. Much loved and respected mother of Shirley Donovan, Butch (Catherine) Curran, Donna (Laurie) Saywell and the late Frances Edmunds (Eric). Sadly missed by her 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Leonard McGee (the late Mary), Harry McGee (the late Frances) and Pearl (Jack) Gill. Predeceased by brothers Clarence and Kenny McGee and sister Shirley MacFarlane (Jack). Fondly remembered and sadly missed by the Curran Family, her nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many good friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 11 am until service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the C.N.I.B. or the Broadview Nursing Centre Activity Fund. CLR410911

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Loving husband of Joyce (nee Blair). Dear father of Bill, Bob (Donna) and Blair (Teri). Proud grandfather of Christine, Amy, Ashley, Lindsey, Courtney, Ben and Emmett. Predeceased by his sister Madeline Godin and his brother Garry White.

Ruth Eleanor


Passed away peacefully at Fairview Manor in Almonte on Thursday, January 24th. Beloved wife of the late Albert Lotan and by her first husband, the late Thomas Fulton. Mother to Carl (Monica) of Nova Scotia. Nanny to Ian Fulton (Kelly) and Barbara (Brian Howie). Great grandmother to Jessica and Chelsea Howie and Thomas, Corinne and Rachel Fulton. The family wish to thank the staff from Maple Grove at Fairview Manor for their wonderful care. Friends visited at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Sunday, January 27th from 3 to 5pm. A funeral service was held on Monday January 28th at 11am in the chapel. Burial took place at the Union Cemetery in Pakenham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Almonte General Hospital/ Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at

Suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the age of 76.

Funeral Home Chapel and Reception Centre, Brockville (613) 342-2828

LOTAN (FULTON), Jennie Velma

May 8, 1936 - January 24, 2013

For those who wish a donation to St. John’s Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.

Marie Merkley

October 28, 1921 January 25, 2013 Entered into rest peacefully in hospital in Perth on Friday, January 25th, 2013 Marie (Boland) Merkley in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Wilbur John Merkley. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helena (Turner) Boland. Dearly loved mother of John, Margaret (Gale) McMunn, Mary (Dave) White and Catherine Merkley all of Perth, Raymond (Linda) of Marmora and the late Francis Boland; special Maimie to Kathleen Kelly. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Theresa (late Wilfred) Letourneau of Toledo and the late Vince Boland of Westport; sister-in-law of Blanche Davis of Smiths Falls and Gladys Mulville of Westport. Marie was also predeceased by brothers-in-law Lloyd (Julia), Harold (Cecillia), Raymond (Glenna) Merkley, sisters-in-law Lillian (Andy) Burke, Luella (Francis) McShane, Beatrice (Charles) McShane and Pearl (Michael) Norwood. She will be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Wilma Boland, all her family including the Merkley family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, January 27th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Bridget’s Church, Stanleyville on Monday at 10:00 A.M. Interment, St. Bridget’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to St. Bridget’s Cemetery Fund or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

White, Stuart

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Deanne Dowdall (nee Buffam)

The family of the late Joseph Michael Murphy would like to thank everyone – relatives, especially nieces and nephews, and friends for their love and support – many who came from long distances. Many thanks for floral tributes, Mass offerings, donations to St. Ed’s Renovation Fund and Lions Club Mobility Van, food and many beautiful sympathy cards. Special thanks to those who provided compassionate care at Providence Manor and KGH. Thanks to Joe’s caregivers at 2 Rideau St. Heartfelt gratitude to Lyons Funeral Home for their kindness and professionalism, to the pallbearers, to the CWL for the lovely luncheon, to the Legion for their support, to the Perth Knights of Columbus for their prayers and dedication at the funeral home. To Joe’s niece, Nickie Myers Lake for the DVD on Joe’s life. Gratitude to Joe’s niece, Lucy for the beautiful eulogy. Finally thanks to Fr. DiRocco for offering the funeral Mass and his kind tribute to Joe, the oldest altar server. To the priests who assisted, to the altar servers who were all special friends of Joe and to the organist and choir, it was a beautiful service. With much love and gratitude, Fran and Al Murphy

MacLean Hugh MacMillan MacLean It is with great sadness that the family of Hugh MacLean mourns his sudden passing, on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Hugh MacMillan MacLean, longtime resident of Perth, at the age of 88 years. He was born in Alberry Plains, Prince Edward Island, on November 26, 1924, the first child of Malcolm & Wilhelmina (MacMillan) MacLean. Beloved husband of the late Ada MacLean, who predeceased him in 2012. Hugh was also predeceased by his brothers, Woodrow, and Victor. Loved and respected father to Suzanne (Patrick) McGee, of Stittsville, and Don (Renee) MacLean, of Ottawa. Cherished Grampa to Sarah MacLean, of Ottawa, Amy (Graig) Umstadt, of Saint John, NB, as well as great grandfather to Grace and Avery. Hugh will be sadly missed by his brother, Clinton (Lavina), sister, Rena (late Walter) McPherson, and sister-in-law, Ethel MacNevin, all of P.E.I. He joined the R.C.A.F. at the age of 17, and served in WWII on both the east and west coast of Canada as a navigator on submarine patrol. On October 2, 1946, he married Ada Maude Duncan, the Love of his life. Hugh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, from the University of Manitoba, in 1949, and worked for the Province of Prince Edward Island, then, Ontario. He then worked for the Federal Department of Agriculture, in Brampton, Winnipeg, and Ottawa, before retiring in 1984, after 32 years of dedicated service. Dad and Mom retired to Perth in 1984, purchasing a home on Jessie Drive, where they made their home until 2011, when Dad moved to the Sunset Towers Apartments in Perth, where Dad very quickly made many many dear friends. Hugh will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and the many people Hugh befriended over the years. Friends were received at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth, on Wednesday, January 30, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Members of Br# 244 of the Royal Canadian Legion met at 1:00 p.m. for a Legion Service, followed by the Funeral service, which was held in the O’Dacre Family Chapel, at 3:00 p.m. Interment, Capital Memorial Gardens, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, in Hugh’s memory, would be appreciated. Mr. MacLean’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082.



Jeanette “Jean” (nee Levac)

Grace Elizabeth Grainger

Simon, Alice July 7, 1920 - January 22, 2013 Peacefully in hospital at Carleton Place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the age of 92 years. Alice is survived by her family Valerie and Jim Fox and their families. She will be very much missed by her friend Susan. A heartfelt thank you to all her friends at Community Home Support and to Stoneridge Manor for the loving care she received. Alice was an optimistic and outgoing soul who embraced new experiences and social contacts with enthusiasm. The world needs more Alices! Private arrangements in the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place. For those wishing to do so donations may be made to Community Home Support, 40 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Perth, ON K7H 2Y4.


Passed away peacefully in hospital, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 24, 2013, Jeanette “Jean” Powers at the age of 85. Predeceased by her parents Maurice and Yvonne (nee Carriere) Levac, her husband Wayne, and her brothers; Henry, Omer, Arthur, and Maurice Levac, and sisters; Cecile Pilon-Skillen, Irene Guilbeault and Lucienne Lee. The family would like to extend special thanks to Hilltop Manor for the extraordinary care and compassion during Jean’s time there. There will be a private graveside service take place at St. Francis de Sales cemetery in the spring. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Grace passed away peacefully to heaven, in the presence of loved ones, at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Friday, January 25, 2013. Grace Elizabeth Grainger, in her 100th year. Dear daughter of the late Charles and Mary Alice Donaldson. Beloved wife for over 60 years to the late H. Edwin ‘Ed’ Grainger. Grace was predeceased by her beloved son Charlie, in 2008, and her sisters Ruth, Eva, and Muriel. Cherished mother to David (Patricia) Grainger, of Concord, MA, and Marilyn (Bob) Martin, of Blaine, WA. Grandma will be sadly missed by Gregory, David Jr., Bruce, Brian, Allen, Geoffrey, Molly Grace, and Eddie. Mrs. Grainger was also a proud great grandmother to 15, and great great grandmother to 2. Mom will be sadly missed by her loving sister and friend, Keitha Kidd-Scott, of Perth. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends throughout the years. A service conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star commenced at 10:45 a.m. We celebrated Grace’s life with a service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29th, at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth, followed by a reception in the funeral home. Cremation has taken place with a private family interment to be held at a later date. Special thanks to the staff of Lanark Lodge, for many years of loving and compassionate care. Mom’s interests and genuine love for people touched many lives. In loving memory of Mrs. Grainger, donations to Lanark Lodge would be appreciated. Mrs. Grainger’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082

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Ritchie David B. Ritchie

Passed away peacefully at Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday, January 26, 2013 following a lengthy illness, David Boyce Ritchie at the age of 50. David is predeceased by his father Ronald Ritchie in 1989 and his brother Mark Ritchie in 2012. Beloved son of Dorothy (nee Tinkler). David was a cherished brother of Cindy (Allan) Frank, Betty (Peter) Bissonnette, Tracy (Craig) Wylie, Charlene Wilson, Emmette Ritchie, Ronnie Ritchie, Matthew Ritchie and Barton Ritchie. Dave will be fondly remembered by his 13 nieces and nephews; his 13 great-nieces and nephews, his sister-in-law Gail Ritchie and many other extended family and friends. There will be a private family service to celebrate David’s life at a later date.

Powell Elvira Carolyn Powell (nee Burnside) RN

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TURNER Margaret (Veteran WW II, Lt. R.N., R. C. A., Public Health Nurse, Grace Hospital) Gently & peacefully in the evening hours of Sunday, January 20, 2013. Margaret Gamble of Ottawa, age 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Clayton Turner and dear mother of John (Sharon) of Calgary and Terry of Ottawa. Much loved grandma of David & Kaitlin and Lacey and proud great grandma of Logan and Lillah. Last of the children of John & Suzanna Gamble (nee: Cochrane) of Russell, predeceased by her sisters; Jenny & Mable Anderson and by her brothers; Bill, Reg, George, Bob, Harold and Donald “Doc” Gamble. Friends are invited to join Margaret’s family in a Celebration of her life in in the Chapel of St. Richard’s Anglican Church, 8 Withrow Ave., Nepean, Ontario, on Thursday, January 31 at 11:30 AM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of her nephew C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario (613)256-3313 For those who may want to honour Margaret with a memorial donation, please consider the Salvation Army. Condolences & Tributes:

Brian Law

Clements, Barbara Joy March 1, 1929 - January 24, 2013 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, with family by her side, on Thursday January 24, 2013 in her 84th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years Bill. Loving mother of Craig and Brent (Krista). Proud grandmother of Robert, Brandon, Cody and Michael, and a great-grandchild on the way. Survived by her sisters Lois Henry and Shirley Gallagher, her brother Dan and her sister-in-law Jean Coyles. Joy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Doris and Gay, her brothers Bob and John and her parents Edith and Edwin Sherwood. The family wish to express their gratitude to the Red Cross and Bayshore Home Care, St. Elizabeth nurses, the Carleton Place Hospital and Dr. Lenny for the exceptional care of mom. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Monday January 28, 2013, from 12 noon until the funeral service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the spring at United Cemeteries. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. CLR410593

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, October 16, 1928, passed away at Victoria, British Columbia, Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the age of 84 years from complications of a stroke. She became a Registered Nurse after graduating from Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alberta in 1952 and continued nursing throughout her life in both Canada and the United States and finally retiring from the Smiths Falls Community Hospital. Beloved daughter of the late Carrie Belmiina (Simpson) and James Hawthorne Burnside, R.N.W.M.P.-RCMP. Loving mother of CPO1 (ret) Robert (Cindy) Powell of Victoria, B.C., Randall (Allana) Powell (RN) of Kingston, Ont., Ronald (Lise) Powell of Ottawa, Ont. Sister of Robert (Barb) Burnside of Fenelon Falls, Ont. Dear grandmother of Matthew (Alexandra White) Powell and Jeremy Powell, of Victoria, B.C., Cody, Laura, and Braelynn Powell of Kingston Ont., step grandchildren Tina (Dave) and Tim (Wendy) of Ottawa, Ont., and step great grandchildren Emma, Elaina, Olivia, Andrew and Grace, all of Ottawa. Brother-in-law, Rev. William Powell of Kingston, Ont. Dear friend Mary Benson of Smiths Falls and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her husband Edmund (Eddie) Powell March 19, 2005, brothers James Curtis, 1926 and Ralph Gene, 1927, in Portland Oregon. At her request no funeral service was performed. She was cremated in Victoria, B.C. Interment will be in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ont. and Union Cemetery R.N.W.M.P. Veterans Section, Calgary, Alberta. A celebration of life will take place in Smiths Falls, late spring (May) 2013. A special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, Specialists and HCA’s at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Mount Tolmie Hospital Victoria, B.C. for the care they gave to our mother. A special thank you also to her family Doctors in Smiths Falls, Dr. Brian Penney and Dr. Robin Conway and their staff for the care and friendship she received during her life there. In Memoriam donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, SPCA or a charity of your choice.

OHLKE/HUDSON Carmel Helena Passed away peacefully at the Almonte General Hospital on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Carmel Currie of Almonte, at age 86. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Hudson and the late Stanley Ohlke. Cherished mother of Jack ‘Bango’ Hudson (Dianne) and Cathy Ann Morrow both of Almonte. Predeceased by her brothers; John, Merrill, Stuart and Carl and by sisters; Lois Arthur and Vennita Arthur. Loved Nana of Devon & Mackayla. Friends were invited to call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 on Friday, January 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and where a complete Service including committal was held in the Gamble Chapel on Saturday at 11 AM, Rev. Debbie Roi officiating. Spring interment Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. For those who may want to honour Carmel with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & tributes:

A man of petite stature yet the biggest man we knew - a man of quiet confidence who would instill the same in others. He was compassionate and devoted his life to bettering the lives of children. Founder of Options Youth, professor in both child and youth work and social service worker at Algonquin College, he was known for his love and passion for horses, and his achievements and participation in the horse world. He was a witty speaker, car enthusiast and a senator’s fan. Brian fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed peacefully at home January 27th, 2013 in the company of his loving wife Cheryl and dear friend Keith. Brian was 66 years of age. Brian will be sorely missed by his wife Cheryl, daughters Meaghan and Amanda, by their husbands Bill and Tyler and his Grandchildren Brooklyn and Landon. Brian and Cheryl have been loving foster parents to many special children and grandchildren over the years and he held a special place in his heart for them. He was much loved also by his brother Andy and sisters Maureen and Kathleen, and many nieces and nephews. Brian could always be counted on to bring fun to friends and family gatherings. There will be a celebration of Brian’s life on Sunday February 3 2013 at the Perth Civitan Club, between 1 - 4 P.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Tanzania Education and MicroBusiness Opportunity ‘Project TEMBO’ with info at Project TEMBO Canada, Suite 4C-268 First Ave. Ottawa, ON K1S 2G8 Ph: 613-569-0599 or Childrenís Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), 415 Smyth Rd. Ottawa, ON K1H 8M8 Ph: 613-737-2780. For further information, contact Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613-267-3765. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Cowcill Thomas A. “Tommy” Cowcill

Passed away peacefully following a brief illness, Thomas “Tommy” A. Cowcill at the age of 75. Tommy will be fondly remembered by his only surviving family member, his brother Richard, of Kitchener. During Tommy’s entire life, he touched everyone that knew him. He was a long-time resident at Rideau Regional and then most recently at Rosebridge Manor in Easton’s Corners. Each place where Tommy lived, he garnered so many special friendships and relationships with so many residents, the staff, as well as other families that had loved ones living with Tommy. He will be remembered as a person that could see the positive in anything, and enjoyed every precious day on this earth. He had a smile that could light up a room and always brought so much joy to those around him. The family would like to thank the former staff at Rideau Regional for their extraordinary care for so many years, as well as all of the staff more recently at Rosebridge Manor. It is all of you that made Tommy’s life here on earth so wonderful. A service to celebrate Tommy’s life will be held at Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2 o’clock. Private interment will take place in Sudbury at a later date. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit


WARK Norah Colleen Passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 24, 2013 at the Almonte General Hospital. Norah (nee Fergusson) of Almonte, in her 71st year. Dearly loved wife of Howard. Will be sadly missed by her children Tony (Lise), Larry, Rick (Alison), Leanne (Wally) and the late Robbie. Proud ``Granny`` of six grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Never forgotten by her extended family and friends Family and Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 On Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Chapel Service was held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11am. Rev. Rod Bennett officiating. Spring Interment at Guthrie United Cemetery. Reception at the Almonte Legion. In memory of Norah donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Almonte General Hospital for their dedicated care and support. Condolences & Tributes:

Eleanor J. Bradley

Passed away peacefully at hospital, Smiths Falls on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the age of 73. Eleanor is predeceased by her parents Elgin and Jeannette (nee Wannemaker), her husband Donald, her son Alan and her sister Ruby Wakelin. Loving and devoted mother of Karen Bradley and Diana (Bill) Bayer. Cherished grandmother of Adam (Ian), Simon (Corry), Melissa and Mikaela. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephew; Marie, Susanne, Bonnie, Thomas and Cathy as well as her other extended family and friends. Friends were welcomed to gather to celebrate Eleanor’s life at Trinity United Church on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1 o’clock. Private interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the CHEO Autism Program or to the Canadian Cancer Society Ottawa Unit. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Edith Buccino

Marion Helen (nee Graham)

(Co-Founder Angelo’s Restaurant, Smiths Falls). Passed away peacefully in hospital, Smiths Falls on Saturday, January 26, 2013 Edith (Cardillo) Buccino at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Louis Buccino. Loved mother of Richard Buccino of Vancouver, Gayle Buccino of Smiths Falls and Lou (Gaylene) Buccino of Appleton, Wisconsin. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Justin Daye, Andrew Besseau (Sheena Smith), Shawn Buccino and great-grandson Hudson Besseau. Predeceased by her parents and brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Kelly Funeral Home 585 Somerset St. W., Ottawa from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church 427 Booth St., Ottawa at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at Villa Marconi, 1026 Baseline Rd. Ottawa. Interment, at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Peacefully at the Upper Canada Lodge, Niagaraon-the-Lake, Marion passed away in her 91st year on January 23, 2013. Beloved wife of 65 years to Nick Marino. Loving mother of Wayne (Nancy), of Windsor; Bob, of Carleton Place; Cathy Mills (Rick), of NOTL; Mary Ellen, of Courtice, and the late Margaret Ann (1960). Dear grandmother of Graham, Nicholas, Aaron, Billy, Alexander, Katie and great-grandmother of Dominic, Lincoln and Nevaya. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean Ennis of Bennett Lake. Marion was a Registered Nurse for 45 years at the Old Cottage Hospital and the current NOTL Hospital, and a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Family received friends at the MORGAN FUNERAL HOME, 415 Regent St., Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday, January 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Vigil was held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, NOTL, on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal followed in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Sick Kids Foundation. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

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LEACH, Kenneth Austin

Worsfold June Lillian (nee Cass)

Passed away peacefully in hospital, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 28, 2013 June Lillian Worsfold at the age of 87. Loving and devoted mother of Fred Worsfold of Smiths Falls, Barb (the late Len) Smail of Smiths Falls, Rick (Lorette) Worsfold of Edmonton and Bill (Jennifer) Worsfold of Alymer, QC. Cherished grandmother of Debbie (Rich), Lori (Phil), Jeff (Amy), Greg, Elissa (Paul), Andre, Kirsten, and Nicole and great grandmother of Liam, Lilly, Robbie, Heather, and Dustin and greatgreat grandmother of Kalia and Makyla. June is predeceased by her brothers Garnet (Susie) Cass, Ross (Gladys) Cass and Ray Cass. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Alice (the late Don) Moore of Vermont and her sister-in-law, Ray’s wife, Mary Cass of Smiths Falls. She will be fondly remembered by a close family friend Donna Nielsen; as well as her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. June’s family would like to extend special thanks to all of the staff at Lombard Manor, for their care and concern for June, during her number of years while living there. Friends are welcome to gather to celebrate June’s life at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, HWY #29 Smiths Falls, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. Private interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Lanark County Alzheimers Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

CADY Captain Kenneth Miles Retired R.C.A.F., WWII Veteran Queen’s Alumni Peacefully on Saturday January 26, 2013 with his family by his side at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, at the age of 88 years. He was the loving husband of 60 years to the late Nadine Lawless. Much loved father of Cynthia (Doug) Ferrier of Lombardy and John (Marie-Rose) Cady of Bethesda, Maryland. Cherished grandpa of Trevor (Cindy) Ferrier of Smiths Falls and Melissa (Jason) of Smiths Falls. Great Poppa of Emma and Marlee Ferrier, Coral and Hayley Elliott.Survived by his niece Rhonda Martin of Victoria, BC. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday February 2, at St Francis de Sales Church in Smiths Falls at 11:30 am. Rev. Fr. Rod McNeil officiating. Rite of committal prayers in the spring at Blessed Sacrament Cemetery, Lombardy. For those wishing, memorial donations to L.A.W.S. in Smiths Falls would be appreciated. Arragements entrusted to the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home 613.548.7973

BEATTY James Topping

Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, with his family by his side on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in his 80th year. Beloved husband for 50 years of Elaine Leach (nee Graham). Loving father of Carolyn Leach and Karen Trepanier. Cherished grandfather of Bradley Trepanier. Dear brother of Gary (Frankie) Leach, Bert (Jean) Leach and Frances (the late Barry) Gordon. Brotherin-law of Eleanor(Raymond) Scott and the late Bert (Mary) Graham. Ken will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to pay respects at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue West on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. In memoriam, donations to St. James Anglican Church, Franktown General Fund or the Carleton Place Hospital would be appreciated.


Peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Perth Hospital in his 78th year. Beloved husband for 28 years to Ruth Beatty. Loving father to David (Willa), Joanne (Alan Liscumb), Brian (Sheri), Donna Zabik and step-father to Ernie Griffith (the late Soni), and David Griffith. Dear grandfather to Shannon, Corey, Stephen, Alicia (Scott), Colin, Tabitha, Courtney, Connor, Owen, Charles, Kyle and David. Great grandfather to Ayva. Predeceased by his parents William and Ruby Beatty. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Avva Gemmill (the late William), Robert, Arthur and Earl. Jim will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special thank you to all the staff, nurses and doctors on the second floor of the Perth Hospital for all their compassion and wonderful care. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at 1 o’clock on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County would be appreciated by the family. online condolences available at

Judy Merpaw July 4, 1950 - January 30, 2011 No one could be more loving. She was thoughtful, her actions were always for others. To know her is to be blessed. A lady to treasure. You are forever loved and missed Graham and family

THE EMC - 40 - Thursday, January 31, 2013

BEVERLEY VALLEE 1944 - 2010 To My Dearest Family Some things I’d like to say, But first of all to let you know, That I arrived okay. I’m writing this from heaven Where I dwell with God above Where there’s no more tears or sadness, There it’s just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy Just because I’m out of site, Remember that I’m with you Every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you When my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me And He said I welcome you. It’s good to have you back again You were missed while you were gone, As for your dearest family, They’ll be here later on. I need you here so badly, As part of my big plan, There’s so much that we have to do And formost on that list of mine, Is to watch and care for you, Every day and week and year, And when you’re sad, I’m standing there To wipe away the tear And when you lie in bed at night, The day chores put to flight, God and I are closest to you, In the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth And all those loving years, Because you’re only human They are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry, It does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, Unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you, Of all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you, You wouldn’t understand. But one thing is for certain, Though my life on earth is over, I am closer to you now, Than I ever was before. And to my very many friends, Trust God knows what is best, I’m still not far away from you, I’m just beyond the crest. There are rocky roads ahead of you, And many hills to climb. But together we can do it, Taking one day at a time. It was always my philosphy, And I’d like it for you too, That as you give unto the world, So the world will give to you. If you can help somebody Who is in sorrow or in pain, Then you can say to God at night, My day was not in vain. And now I am contented That my life it was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody, Who is down and feeling low, Just lend a hand to pick him up, As on your way you go. When you are walking down the street, And you’ve got me on your mind, I’m walking in your footsteps, Only half a step behind. And when you feel the gentle breeze, Or the wind upon your face, That’s me giving you a great big hug, Or just a soft embrace. And when it’s time for you to go, From that body to be free, Remember you’re not going, You are coming here to Me. And I will always love you all, From that land way up above, We’ll be in touch again, soon. P.S. God sends His love. Author Unknown Always remembered by Husband Len, Daughter Sherry (Chris), Son Tim (Linda), Grandchildren Tash, Troy and Josh (Noel), Great Grandchildren Cali and Dakota

HURLBERT, Richard (Nov 25, 1959Feb 2nd 2012) In loving memory of our Brother Richard, who passed away February 2nd 2012. As one year passes by. In our hearts a memory is kept. Of the ones we love and will never forget. Much loved, and forever in out hearts!! The Hurlbert Family

GOODENOUGH, Terry (Grandpa-Backhoe) – Passed away February 3, 2010, laid to rest, May 15, 2010. Three years have passed, O how we wish you were in our life today, Spending time with your pals, Hearing great stories, Sure helps us all. To a very special (Dad/Grandpa/Friend) Who we will always love and miss so much! Roger and Bonnie, Joe and Julie

LACKEY, John Cecil (Jack) In loving memory of a dear father who left us Jan. 30, 1994. A limb has fallen from the family tree I hear a voice that whispers, “Grieve not for me” Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs. The good I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you Keep smiling, the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest Remembering all.... how I was truly blessed Continue traditions, no matter how small Go on with your lives, be happy, stand tall. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin Until that fine day we’re together again. Always loved, missed and remembered by your children

Russell Needham

February 1, 2012 Dad, we can’t believe it’s been a year, Since you were called away, This month comes back with sad regret. It brings a day we’ll never forget. No one knows the grief we bear, When our family meets and you’re not there. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away, Our lives have gone on without you, And nothing is the same. Dad, when you said you wouldn’t be around, We hated to believe it could be true, How could we allow ourselves to even imagine Saying goodbye to you. Although it was hard for us to see and hear How you did not want to suffer anymore We felt relief as we watched you pass Dad you were the best! Always remembered, Tammy, Lynn, Barry


January 31st 1978 - McIntosh, Mary Jane 1984 - Lindsay, Leo James 1988 - Reddy, Helen Elizabeth 2002 - Timmins, Eva Mary Elizabeth 2004 - Caldwell, Warden “Earl” 2005 - Morton, Stanley Hirst 2009 - O’Connell, Georgina Sharon 2009 - Gale, Alastair February: 1st 1985 - Anderson, Charles William Scott 2nd 1972 - Morrow, Joseph Richard 1976 - MacSpurren, Edward Patrick 1990 - Muskett, Alexander Smith 1996 - Julian, Eric Donald 2003 - Hannah, Glen Alan 2008 - Stewart, Douglas Charles 2009 - Nightingale, Enid 3rd 1970 - Adams, Rebecca 1973 - Comba, Murray L. 1979 - Ritchie, Jean 1981 - Kent, Thomas Manly 1996 - McDonald, Mertie Etta 1998 - Price, John Frederick

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 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”. CL420580_0131

“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

1999 - Ashfield, Marjorie J. 4th 1970 - Bowes, Alan 1976 - Eckartt, Fredrick Edward 1982 - Shane, Cecil Leonard 1991 - Van der Meer, Ruurd (Roy) 1992 - McKittrick, Edith Margaret 1999 - Davidson, Dorothy Roseanne 2001 - Clement, Doris Mary 2002 - Millar, Wayne Morris 2003 - Potvin, Nancy Elizabeth 2008 - McLean, Stuart Campbell 2008 - Kastner, Konrad 5th 1970 - Seward, Arthur 1978 - Botten, Alice Maud 1985 - Blackwell, Elsie 1993 - Elliott, Nancy Margaret 1998 - McDougall, Charles W. N. (Chuck) 2000 - Byrne, John Desmond 2005 - Kellough, John C. Willard 6th 1984 - Singard, Frank 1988 - Purdy, Mary Maud 1991 - Fulton, Effie May 1996 - McDonald, James McKee

DUNFIELD - In memory of my husband, Allan who was taken from me on February 3, 2008. To me you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all my heart That you were here today. They say that time heals everything But I know it isn’t so Because if hurts as much today As it did five years ago. Love always Alice

SMITHSON – In memory of Tina Smithson. Three short years ago you left us. Your memory remains strong in our hearts, And I look back on our life together with fondest thoughts. Sadly missed by husband, Ray and children: Curtis, Brittni and Scott. Sadly missed and always loved by Dad (Eddie), Mike and Heather, Terry and Lynn and my brother Terry. Also missed by our friends Dennis and Beth and Sheila and Tim. Once again, thanks to Karla, Derrick and all of the OPP staff involved for bringing you home to us. Love Forever, Ray

CONNOLLY, Barry January 23, 2012. His charming ways and smiling face, Are a pleasure to recall; He had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all. His weary hours and days of pain, His troubled nights are past; And in our aching hearts we know, He has found sweet rest at last. Love Always, Mom CONNOLLY, Barry January 23, 2012. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, The day God took you home. If tears could build a stairway, And heartaches make a lane, We’d walk our way to Heaven, And bring you back again. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place No one could ever fill. Lovingly remembered, Larry, Randy, Kim, Lorie & Cathy FIELDING - In loving memory of my husband Donald (Dick) who passed away February 4, 2002. They say it’s a beautiful journey From the old world to the new Some day we’ll make that journey Which will lead us straight to you. And when we reach that garden, In which there is no pain, We’ll put our arms around you And never part again. Lovingly remembered by Gladys FIELDING, Dick In loving memory of a wonderful uncle Dick, who passed away February 4, 2002. It’s lonely here without you, We miss you more each day For life is not the same to us Since you were called away. Always loved and remembered Brian, Gloria, Trisha and Michelle GREENE, Grant January 30, 1999 We miss you now our hearts are sore, As time goes by we miss you more, your loving smile, your gentle face, No one can fill your vacant place.


Love Always, Sons and Daughters

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William James Latourell August 1, 1936 – February 3, 2012 In memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. It seems like only yesterday We saw your loving smile, And though you had to leave us, It is only for a while. The stories that you often told Around your kitchen table, Were always served with laughter And for some…oh so relatable Your willingness to always help those who were in need, Your special sense of humour Left your spirit to be freed. When we got that dreadful call your time was drawing near, We were there by your side As we lose someone so dear. Marion, Dean, Dawn and families P.S. I have a fourth “F” word for you dad, family, friends, farming and… “FOREVER”. This is how long your memories will remain in our hearts THE EMC - 41 - Thursday, January 31, 2013



GREENE In loving memory of a loving husband, Grant who passed away January 30, 1999. The moment that you died, My heart split in two, One side filled with memories, The other died with you. I often lay awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon my cheeks. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. Miss you always, Betty

LACKEY- In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather William (Bill) who passed away January 24, 2001. Treasured still with love sincere, The memories of one so dear. Fondest thoughts are ever entwined In beautiful memories left behind. Always loved and forever remembered by Gary and Bonnie, Erin, Jacob, Abby, Jennifer, Ryan and Emily LYNCH, Christa Laura - In loving memory of Christa Laura Lynch, dear daughter of Raymond & Sylvia (nee McDougald) and sister of Shannon. (30 May ‘77-31 Jan. ‘98). Silent memories keep you near As time unfolds another year. Out of our lives you may be gone But in our hearts you still live on. Love always Dad, Mom, Shannon, Rob and Dane LYNCH, Christa Laura - In loving memory of our niece and cousin, Christa Laura who died on January 31, 1998 at the age of 20 years. Loving memories never die, As years roll on and days pass by, In our hearts a memory is kept, Of the ones we love and will never forget. Forever loved, Uncle Wib, Aunt Barb and Christopher Crain, Amanda, Jon, Laura and Charlotte Kenny MCCORD, Gladys LuellaMay 17, 1911-Jan 30, 2004. In memory of a very special Mother and Nannie taken peacefully from us that cold January day. It was hard to see you go, But knew you were ready. Just want to say thanks for the many years of unconditional love and support. Missing you more as time goes by And longing to see you again some day. Lovingly remembered by your family.


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Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit for dates and details of courses near you. Canadian Restricted (handgun) Course, February 26 and 27, Carleton Place. To register 613-257-7489

Ariens snowblowers, new, non-current 30” deluxe, $1,199. Limited quantities. Service after sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

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

Manuals and decals. Operator manuals, service manuals, parts manuals. Tractors, engines, implements and heavy equipment. Robert’s Tractor Manuals (519)539-0739.

Purebred German Rotweillers for sale, first shots, tails docked, $500 each. Ready to go February 4. 613-267-8472.

MF 1135 tractor $7250.00; Ford 5000 loader $5750.00; IH 384 loader $4500.00; NH TL 90 cab loader $25800.00. 613-223-6026.

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

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



Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.

TOM’S CUSTOM $$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169

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

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

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25 h.p. gas loader tractor, not running; Husqvarna chainsaw; red sloop sleigh; firewood; snowblower; JD hay wagon. 613-283-8231.

Polled purebred Limousin bull. 2 years old. Quiet. Off test at Douglas. 2 polled yearling Limousin bulls. 2 Limousin bull calves, 8 months. 613-257-2522 or 613-623-3363. St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Vision Saddlery Inventory Blowout Sale!! Jan 30- Feb 2nd. Save up to 60% on all in stock merchandise!! (613)828-8787 Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

Border Collie puppies. Looking for amazing families for these amazing puppies. 613-839-0582, Dog obedience classes. Puppy kindergarten, beginners and advanced classes located at the Perth Indoor Pool and the Training Hall (just off the Carp Rd.). Specializing in training your dog to be a better behaved family member. Professional instructors Jim and Judy Stewart of True Companion Dog Obedience School, serving the Perth and area communities for over 23 years. Gift certificates available. (613)264-0203, or 1(888)299-7185.

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Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower that bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876 Need a Mortgage? Just call 613-349-6166. Dominion Lending Centres #10202. I make Mortgages easy... Really Easy!

850 sq. ft. on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455. Beautiful well maintained commercial space in downtown Perth. This is an excellent, high visibility corner location with great parking. Call 613-285-1128.

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Iber Rd., Kanata. Approx. 1000-3000 sq.ft. Some training and office space, some industrial. Bill 613-223-0798. Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 9 5 4 5 , (613)257-3790, Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

1 bed apt in private Carleton Place home. Main level no stairs, heated, renovated new appliances, non smoker. $650. (613)250-0007. 1 Bedroom - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building across from Almonte hospital Utilities included Laundry in building $690. Call 613-913-3095 1 bedroom apt. Newly renovated. Fridge and stove. Hot/cold water. $700/mth. Perth. 613-267-2687. 1 bedroom apt. Perth. Newly renovated. Centrally located. Second floor. Fridge, stove included. $595/mth. Available immediately. Brent (613)267-4921 Ext. 17. 2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666. 2 bedroom apt. at 41 Sunset Blvd Perth. Available Feb 1/2013. Call Bud at 613-267-0567

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Carleton Place 750, 900, 1200, 3000 sq. ft. office/commercial space available with industrial zoning, Gibson Center, 50 Bennett Dr. 613-257-5711.

Call 613-720-9860 or 613-823-1694

2 bedroom apt. Carleton Place. Available immediately. Good location. Rent negotiable. 613-612-2727.



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

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




World Class Drummer From Five Man Electrical Band, is accepting new students for private lessons. Call Steve 613-831-5029.


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2013 Nissan Altima (Grey) Auto, Air, Factory Warranty, 4,253km, Stk# 614N ................................. Daily Rental $22,900 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (Charcoal) Auto, Cruise, Stow & Go, 22,217km, Stk# 830N......................Daily Rental $20,500 2012 Nissan Sentra (White) Auto, Air, Keyless Entry, Bkt. Seats, 22,165km, Stk# 459N ................... Daily Rental $14,900 2012 KIA Rio 5 GDI (Graphite) Auto, Bluetooth, Bkt. Seats, 24,024km, Stk# 295N........................... Daily Rental $14,600 2011 Toyota Corolla (Silver) Auto, Air, Btk. Seat, Keyless Entry, 50,892km, Stk# 442N..........................Daily Rental $14,300 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Silver) Auto, Cruise, Stow & Go, 43,209km, Stk# 810N ................ Daily Rental $16,900 2010 KIA Rio EX (Red) Auto, Air, Hdt. Bkt. Seats, Keyless Entry, 71,848km, Stk# 274N...................... Daily Rental $11,394



2011 Chev Impala LS (Blue) Auto, OnStar, Bal. of Fac. Warranty, 58,112km, Stk# 131412A ..................Daily Rental $13,995 2009 Pontiac G6 (Silver) Auto, Air, Btk. Seats, Keyless Entry, Man. Warranty, 50,951km, Stk# 11853A .....................$14,300 2008 Ford Focus SE ( Lt Blue) Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Pkg., 49,310km, Stk# 121379A ...................................... $12,394 2006 Pontiac Vibe (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, 62,898km, Stk# P6235.............................................................. $11,700 2002 Chrysler Sebring LX (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, Keyless Entry, 132,000km, Stk# P2264 .................... AS IS $2,995



2009 Toyota RAV4 4WD (Red) Auto, Air, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 55,940km, Stk# 121362A................................... $17,394 SOLD 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD AWD (Silver) Auto, Air, Sunroof, Tow Pkg., 70,730km, Stk# 131477A ................... $19,394 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD (Burgundy) Auto, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 35,606km, Stk# 11887A ................ $17,898 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 (Blue) Auto, Air, Bkt. Seats, Tow Pkg., Liner, 48,436km, Stk# P7263 .......... $18,394 2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS (Blue) Auto, Air, OnStar, Remote Star, Bkt. Seats, 108,978km, Stk# 121299A .....Local Trade $16,900 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 (Khaki) Auto, Air, Hdt. Lth. Seats, Tow Pkg., 113,388km ..................Local Trade $8,900



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2 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $850/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage. 2 Bedroom semi-detached, downtown Kemptville with yard. $850 plus hydro. Call or text 613-223-0077 2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650. 3 bedroom home, Smiths Falls, good neighbourhood. Heat, hydro, water, stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. $1,200/month. Call Perry 613-284-4191 Weagle Realty Ltd. 3 bedroom upper. Available March 1. 1 km. from Perth. Washer, dryer, parking, yard. $900/mth. plus utilities. 613-264-8143. 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Carleton Place. Available March 1. Rent negotiable. 613-612-2727. 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, 2 bedroom $1075, available immediately. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650. Absolutely Gorgeous Pent House Style apartment in Heritage House with 2 car garage and double lot. Two bedroom, hardwood floors, high ceilings. Available Feb 1st. Must have excellent references. Call Tom at 613-284-1515. Almonte and Carleton PlaceGreat bachelor, 1, 2 and 3 bdrm units available! Parking and appliances included. Hurry these won’t last! 613-256-4309. Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Available Feb. 1. Call 613-256-3202 Ashton, lower level country home, private ground floor entrance. 1 bedroom, 4 appliances. Phone line, satellite TV, utilities included. Outdoor garage, workshop, storage shed. No pets, no smoking. $1000.00. 613-253-2534. Bachelor apt., furnished in quiet country home near Crosby. Heat, hydro, satellite TV and internet included. Looking for mature adult, non-smoker, no pets. $525/mth. 613-272-8817. Bachelor waterfront apt. Includes appliances and utilities. Clayton. $650/mth. Non smokers or pets please. Available immediately. 613-290-9072. CARLETON PLACE Non-smoking, quiet Adults only - Beautiful, private entry, self-contained loft apartment, open concept, with fridge, stove, washer/dryer in a 3 unit building, bedroom and bath on upper level. Rent of $795 monthly includes water and parking, tenant pays hydro. References required. No pets. Available February 1st. Contact: 613-256-3661. Carleton Place, 1 bdrm apt. 3rd flr, prvt home. Sep. entrance. Heat, hydro, cable incl. Refs, no pets or smoking, 1st & last, $750/mo. 613-253-1418. Carleton Place 1 bedroom, $750 plus utilities. Fridge, stove, parking included. Call Barry 613-837-7368. Carleton Place, 2 bedroom second floor duplex, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, no pets, no smokers. $825/month plus hydro. First and last. References. Quiet people only. Call Andy 613-253-6283. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom house, hardwood floors, 4 appliances, laundry hookup, available immediately, $1,250 plus utilities. 613-257-5875. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905.

Carleton Place, bachelor suite, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798. Carleton Place- Furnished room available February 1st in restored farm house for quiet non-smoking female. No pets. Horse board at additional cost. 613-257-1867. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, well located,, available now. $1025 plus utilities, wheelchair access possible. 613-257-5711. Carleton Place- Woodward Street. 2 bedroom apartment in quiet secure seniors building. All appliances including washer and dryer in unit. $1,100. plus utilities. Parking included. No smoking or pets. 613-253-1589. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $845/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100 Kemptville- Newly renovated older, 3 bedroom farmhouse, near Wal-Mart. Oil furnace, living, dining, large eat-in kitchen (original log wall). Available immediately. Small animal friendly. $1,200/month plus heat and hydro. Horse stalls, turn-out paddock available (extra). Diane 613-258-3166. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010. Kemptville: Stunning downtown two storey condo in a courtyard setting. Open concept main floor, master bedroom with ensuite, second bedroom with balcony, finished basement, deck, 6 appliances. May 1st or arranged. $1300/month plus utilities. Clive Pearce, Broker of Record, Guidestar Realty, Brokerage. 613-226-3018 (office) or 613-850-5054 cell. Large 2 Bedroom apartment overlooking the water in Oxford Mills. Parking space included. $850.00/month plus hydro. Available immediately. Call 613-258-0163 or e-mail Large basement, one bedroom apartment available February 1st, 2013. $800/month plus hydro. New bathroom, newly painted, walking distance to downtown. Located on William Street, Smiths Falls. Call Tracey 613-283-5510. Large Furnished Suite with view, full private bathroom, no pets/smoking, $600/mth. 613-326-0366. Large one bedroom, bachelor style comes with a pool table and all utilities included. $895.00. Call Tom, 613-284-1515. One month free rent. 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, second floor apartment, newly decorated, centrally located. Includes parking, heat, water, fridge and stove. $675/month. No pets. Non-smoking building. Available March 1. 613-257-2338. 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 floor apartment, $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 apt. $700/month plus hydro; 1 bedroom $540/mth. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth beautifully furnished, 1 bed + den, first floor, beside Stewart Park $1000+. 613-720-4712. Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit “55 years and over”. Available immediately. Unit is 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,100/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. No pets. No smoking. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or Perth in town. Large 1 bedroom apt. Utilities extra. $650/mth. 613-267-5746. 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. Room for rent. Furnished or unfurnished. Full house privileges, Net wired, large fenced yard and parking. Responsible, employed individual. Almonte, Ontario. $425 plus $200 deposit. Call Patti after 5. 613-316-2113. Rooms to rent with family, furnished, shared laundry/kitchen/main bath, includes cable. $400/$500 per month. References required. Carleton Place. 613-253-0821. Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls 2 bedroom house. Bright and clean. Fridge/stove included. $760 plus utilities. 613-284-2578. Smiths Falls Bachelor apartment, $625. Fridge, stove, parking and utilities included. Call Barry 613-867-7368. Smiths Falls, nice one bedroom apt., quiet building w/laundry. $725/mo. incl. heat & hydro. Available immediately. 613-258-9894, 613-222-0816.

Osgoode: 2 bedroom apt. Appliances, laundry & parking included. $800/month plus utilities. No pets, available March 1st. Walking distance to amenities. (613)826-3142.

Top part of 3 bedroom house, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, heat, A/C included. Large yard. Ample parking. Walking distance to all amenities in Kemptville. March 1/13. $1,150 plus hydro. 613-258-7803.

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, available immediately. $575/month plus hydro. Call 613-267-4831 after 5.

Two 2 bedroom apartments. Smiths Falls, clean, quiet apartment building. 613-285-5549 ask for Don.

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House on 5 acres. Comes with 80.2 cent microfit contract. 18.5 years left on contract. Solar system tracks the sun for max return. Excellent investment opportunity. Call for details. 613-246-6603.

Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 1-1/2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,900. 613-267-9890.

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Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in ALANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 613-257-3138, 613-272-3105, 613-203-3713, 613-826-2566, 613-283-5038.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Subject: Unified Pension Plan for Salaried Employees of Paperboard Industries Corporation (the “Plan”, currently known as The Unified Pension Plan for Salaried Employees of Cascades Boxboard Group, a division of Cascades Canada Inc.) (Ontario Registration No. 0592360) To: All members of the Plan and any other individuals entitled to benefits under the Plan in respect of such members From: Cascades Canada ULC (the “Company”) The Plan was partially terminated effective December 31, 1993 following the sale of the Company’s packaging activities at its Brockville and Smiths Falls divisions, Ontario (the “Partial Termination”). The Partial Termination report updating the funding position of thePlan as at September 30, 2012 indicated that the portion of the surplus in respect of themembers affected by the Partial Termination (the “Partial Termination Members”) was$5,449,353 (the “Surplus”). According to the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario), the Companyproposes to distribute a portion of the Surplus to the Partial Termination Members. The Partial Termination Members have already received a copy of the notice of surplus application. Copy of the notice of surplus application can be obtained by contacting a representative of the Plan administrator at 1-877841-2602. Written submissions by members regarding the Company’s surplus application may be made to the Superintendent of Financial Services (Financial Services Commission of Ontario) within 30 days of this public notice. Copies of all submissions will be provided to the Company. CL408916/0131

McDougall Insurance Brokers a Division of one of Eastern Ontario’s largest brokerages, is seeking a salesperson for their Carleton Place office. The successful candidate will be a service oriented individual with sound decision-making and negotiating skills. The candidate will possess a background of 3+ years in insurance or a business related field. A RIBO license is mandatory for consideration. We offer an excellent compensation package with benefits. Please submit resumé to McDougall Insurance Brokers 166 Daniel Street N., Arnprior, On K7S 2L3 Att: Earl Bennett or email:

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your holiday plans! Since 1989 Confidential, fast affordable A+ BBB rating, employment & travel freedom, Call for a free booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of ALAN WINSTON WHITE, late of the Town of Perth, Province of Ontario, who died on or about October 31, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned on or before February 7, 2013; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Ottawa, January 11, 2013. Marjorie Drew, Executrix, by LOW MURCHISON RADNOFF LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, 400- 1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 8R1. Norman Bowley (613) 236-9442

Lanark County seeks applications to fill the following regular full-time vacancy in our social services department. EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION WORKER (POSTING #SS2013-001)

Lost, Black Persian Cat named Monty with missing ear tips, about 12 lbs. Anywhere from Oxford Street to Van Buren Street, Kemptville. If find, please call 613-258-5132.

AZ DRIVERS Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. DEDICATED lanes; LIFESTYLE fleet with WEEKENDS OFF: INTRA-CANADA or INTERNATIONAL.O/O and LEASE opportunities. Join our Success.Call 1-855-818-7977 Badger Daylighting is looking for DZ Operators & Labourers for Hydro Vac Services. Email resume to: or fax: 613-839-0172. Book Keeper/Accountant needed for busy Car Lot, ASAP. Call 613-284-1515. Class A Technician- Welburn Service Ltd has been serving Brockville and area for over 30 years. We are currently looking for a Class A technician to join our team. Full-time position, 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. Drop resume off at: Welburn Service Ltd, 545 King Street West, Brockville. (Next to St. Lawrence park) or email to

For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at MANDATE: Provide employment supports, employment counselling and job retention strategies to clients of the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how you’ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualifications as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume. Contract Position: Energetic, self-motivated individual qualified to work with a young man who has developmental disabilities, in the areas of community participation, job coach, personal skill development ie: computer, expressive communication and recreational/social opportunities. Must have own vehicle, valid driver’s license and provide a current police check. 4 days per week beginning April 1. Interested individuals please send resume to: Cora (fax 613-283-3789) or email: We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Floral designer/customer service, part-time, familiar with wire services, experience necessary. Day and weekend work. References required. Debbie 613-258-7454 between 10-4.


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January 28, 2013 Notice of Potential Labour Disruption for Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Members of C.U.P.E. Local 2577 will be in a legal strike position on February 4, 2013. In the event of a strike, there will be restricted or no access to some office locations. We encourage the community to contact the FCSLLG by phone at the numbers provided below. While FCSLLG is hopeful for a resolution, in the event of a work stoppage protecting children and youth in immediate need of protection will remain our first priority. We will do everything we can to respond to all requests to the very best of our abilities.

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Candidate must be able to operate a motor grader independently or at the direction of a Gradesman. Performs either rough grade/ fine grade finishing. Must be willing and able to operate other equipment when required. Must be able to understand grades and have knowledge of overall road construction. We thank all individuals for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send resume to: G Tackaberry & Sons Construction Co Ltd PO Box 70 Athens Ontario K0E 1B0 Fax: 613-924-2742

P.O. Box 70 1005 Medical Centre Road Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 Tel: 613.279.2100 Fax: 613.279.2872

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FCSLLG thanks you for your patience should a labour disruption occur.

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Carleton Place, K7C 4C9 613-257-AUTO (2886)

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If you believe that a child or youth is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed do not hesitate to contact the Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG).

Phone numbers: Perth: 613-264-9991 Brockville: 613-498-2100 Toll-Free: 1-855-667-2726

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Jeff Julian


May 17-20/2013 Join us for a tour to “The Big Apple” included is a Tour of New York City Book Early ad save 5% Pickup locally Call for details or brochure

(OTL/RIBO or LLQP licenced preferred) Send resume to

Grader Operator (Seasonal)

National Arts Centre

Experience New York City with Heritage Travel Plus!

WE’RE GROWING – We need an experienced CSR


Opportunity to own a beautiful well maintained commercial/residential building in downtown Perth. This is an excellent, high visibility corner location with great parking. Call 613-285-1128.

Alcoholics Anonymous (613)284-2696.



Carleton Place, private for elderly or mentally lenged people. For more mation call 613-253-0853.

Looking for Catherine Ann Bourgeosis, born 1956, Tasha Dawn is looking for you. Urgent. Contact or (613)795-8914.

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan from an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585


Well maintained 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apt. Fridge, stove, laundry hook-up, and parking. Rent $750 which includes water or will consider room rental with shared kitchen, and living room at $475 everything included. Call 613-267-4496.

Hobby Farm 72 rolling acres, paved road. Like new barn 50’x56’, well, water course runs through. Over $20,000 of standing timber. $72,500. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.


Very quiet well maintained 2 bedroom apartment condominium in Carleton Place. Open concept living, dining, galley kitchen & full bathroom. In unit laundry room. Fully secure building with intercom access. Seniors only, no pets. Available immediately. New carpet and vinyl flooring, fridge, stove, dishwasher included, 1 parking spot included. First and last months rent required. Minimum 1 year lease. $950/month. 613-218-5934 for appointment.

Has an opening for a Registered Nurse full time For the position of SLFHT Clinic Nurse Role will include participation in: • Immunization • Venipuncture • Health Promotion • Patient Education • Chronic Disease Monitoring • Well Baby Care Qualifications: • Current registration with the College of Nurses as a Registered Nurse • Experience using Electronic Medical Records • Experience working in primary or community care Please send letter of application with CV to Bonita Beattie at PO Box 70, 1005 Medical Center Rd. Sharbot Lake, K0H2P0


Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be


Mills Community Support Corporation

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


Licensed Truck Technician or Experienced Apprentice International Experience would be an asset Competitive wages & beneďŹ ts Mon. to Fri. Days Please send resume to: R&M Truck & Trailer Repairs Hartney St., Arnprior Fax: 613-623-5382 email: or phone 613-623-6508


Canarm Ltd. is a world marketer and manufacturer of air moving, lighting and related environmental products supplying distributors for residential, agricultural, and commercial markets. We currently have a temporary opening (approximately March 4, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 27, 2014) at our Brockville location for an:

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN - HVAC Products (Pregnancy/Parental Leave)

Meat Cutter required

Moncionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YIG

Key duties will include: Handling warranty calls and processing return authorizations; testing products and preparing reports; maintaining CSA ďŹ les; troubleshooting quality issues; other ad hoc projects as required.

671 River Rd., Ottawa Joe 613-822-4749

Minimum Requirements: college diploma or university degree in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering; two years experience in quality control and industrial engineering; mechanically inclined with the ability to handle technical questions; excellent oral and written communication skills and problem solving skills; action-oriented, able to work independently towards objectives; willingness to travel; knowledge of HVAC products an asset.

GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to:

Canarm Ltd. Human Resources Coordinator PO Box 367, 2157 Parkedale Avenue Brockville, Ontario K6V 5V6 Email: Fax: 613-342-8437 Web-site: Canarm is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all the respondents for their interest in Canarm; however, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

Clayton Seniors Housing Corporation Clayton, Ontario 613-256-6769

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Schedule of Employers Tues. Feb. 5th Wed. Feb. 6th Wed. Feb. 13th Tue. Feb. 19th Wed. Feb. 27th Thu. Mar. 7th Tue. Mar. 19th Thu. Mar. 28th

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$54,470.13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $64,693.43


Sealed Request for Proposals will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 11:00 am local time on

For a detailed job descriptions the position, please check out our web site at

Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 11:00 a.m. for the Asset Management Plan Development



Presentsâ&#x20AC;Ś Employer Information Sessions

Tenders are invited for Ventilation Upgrade at Clayton Seniors Housing Corporation. Tender Release Date: January 31, 2013 Tender Closing Date: March 15, 2013 For more details and tender packages, please call 613-256-6769 or email:


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified!


If you would like a challenging and rewarding position in a fast-paced environment, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to hear from you. Please send your resume, covering letter, and work-related references by Friday, February 8, 2013 to:

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Jan 30, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We require mature-person-centered support workers to be part of our team to assist older adults to have a good life and a safe life in the community. These positions will provide assistance in Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Beckwith, Pakenham, Clayton, Lanark and Lanark Highlands. Personal Support Worker Reporting to the Coordinator Senior Services, the Personal Support Worker (PSW) is responsible for the provision of support services for seniors living in the community. All PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will provide coordinated, person centered support to older adults who are considered to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;at riskâ&#x20AC;? so that they can: have a good life and a safe life; continue to live â&#x20AC;&#x153;at home and participate in the life of their community. 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AZ Drivers required immediately for U.S. Cross Border, Domestic, 1 for local Call Bill @ 1-800-265-8789 Ext 299 Cell 416-525-6743 Email:

Personal Support Workers Part Time Positions (Guaranteed Hours) Casual Relief Assisted Living Program


Is looking for evening/weekend casual and part time child and youth workers (male youth residences 12-17 years old). Please fax resumes to (613) 284-8011 or email to

29 YEARS in Business & Counting


Dalhousie Home for Youth

Smiths Falls & South Mountain Locations

Forms for Request for Proposal may be obtained from the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Questions regarding this Request for Proposal may be directed to Lynda McKimm at the Planning & Sustainable Growth Department (tel: 613-283-4124 ext. 1148). The lowest or any RFP will not necessarily be accepted (see Acceptance of Tender portion of document). AMENDMENTS TO BIDS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED

We are looking for PHONE LINE VOLUNTEERS for our Brockville, Carleton Place, Gananoque, Kemptville, Perth & Prescott OfďŹ ces

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

If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difďŹ culties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible.

Now Hiring: Chefs -This position offers regular shifts with our Culinary Team. Your strong work ethic and skilled line cook experience will help you in preparing outstanding cuisine in line with our V!VAlicious menus and recipes that will offer a great dining experience in our Shores Restaurant serving very active senior Community Members. Join our great Team and help us in Making Today Great at the Waterside Retirement Community! Please provide resume to Anne Forsythe -Executive Chef via email at or drop off at 105 McNeely Avenue, Carleton Place.

Training is provided.

HELP WANTED Whitteker Bus Lines Ltd. requires a

BUS & TRUCK MECHANIC Trade Code 310tâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;310s Mechanic with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? License (Will train for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Lic)

For an interview phone 613-652-2467 or fax resume to 613-652-2471 e-mail


Experienced, self-motivated individual with clean Drivers Abstract & Vulnerable Sector Check to lead our shop. Competitive wage and beneďŹ t package for the right individual.

Organist/Choir Director-Merrickville United Church, a small enthusiastic congregation needs a Music Director/organist as soon as possible. Choir practices are held an hour before 11 AM service. An interest in music practices for special times (Christmas, Easter) would be appreciated. The organ is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Principalâ&#x20AC;? electronic organ (two manual, full range foot pedals); â&#x20AC;&#x153;great manualâ&#x20AC;? can be played as a pipe organ. A keyboard and piano are also provided. Please forward resume before February 21st to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Music Search Committeeâ&#x20AC;?, P.O. Box 40, Merrickville United Church, Merrickville, ON K0G-1N0. For further information, please contact 613-269-3402. PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start i m m e d i a t e l y !

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

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TRUCK TECHNICIAN, International experience an asset, competitive wages & benefits, Mon-Fri Days, R&M Truck in Arnprior, Fax resume 613-623-5382 or email or call 613-623-6508 Volunteer Coordinator 16 hr./week. Salary: $13.87-23.64 Excellent problem solving, organization. Knowledge of computers ie: Microsoft, Internet, Excel. High school diploma plus experience. Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license & personal vehicle. Apply in writing: P.O.Box 381, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T2 Faith_Cameron@can.salvationa Closing: February 8, 2013.

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Home daycare in Perth. Healthy meals, crafts and outdoor play. References available. 613-264-5507.


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HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Home Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Painting/cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Provider, Leader and Partner in Health Careâ&#x20AC;? The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services and are currently seeking a:

VICE PRESIDENT, PATIENT CARE SERVICES & CHIEF NURSING EXECUTIVE Reporting to the President and CEO, the V.P. of Patient Care Services & CNE sets direction, aligns and motivates staff and evaluates clinical programs and activities to support organizational and departmental philosophy, goals and objectives of clinical care service departments. The V.P., Patient Care Services & CNE participates at the executive level and is responsible for tactical organizational and strategic planning and implementation, and supports an overall organizational culture conducive to safe, quality care. Provides leadership and direction in the management of the following areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Cardio-Pulmonary, Laboratory & Infection Control, Nursing Services, Clinical Nutrition, Staff Development, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services (including Physiotherapy, Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, Palliative Care, Day Hospital Program), Discharge Planning, Disaster Preparedness & Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence. In conjunction with team, develops and implements departmental philosophy, goals, objectives and develops departmental plans. Education and Experience: Undergraduate degree in Nursing combined with a postgraduate degree in Nursing or in Health or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience; certiďŹ ed and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario; progressive management experience with at least 5 years at a senior level, Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and CHE certiďŹ ed, is preferred. Your other skills and attributes include an ability to forge excellent interpersonal relationships, proven leadership abilities, well developed communication and presentation skills, progressive attitude and excellent organizational and analytical competencies. For a complete position description and how to apply, please visit our website at QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by February 14, 2013 at 4 P.M.


Petroleum Transport Driver wanted, Kemptville Area- AZ certification required B-Train Experience. Clean Abstract/CVOR. Contact Kevin: or 613-978-3577.



Kingsways Health Center Medical receptionist, starting ASAP. Hourly wage: $13.00$17.00, 40 hours/week. May include some evening, weekends. No public transportation. Qualifications: speak, read, write English, speak, read, write Russian & Ukrainian. Medical knowledge, University graduate. Fast paced office, switchboard, data entry, schedule/confirm appointments, general office duties, bondable. Apply only via mail: Kingsway Health Center, Box 819, Manotick, ON K4M 1A7.

A Better Experience. Right Where You Live.

A unique Opportunity in Agriculture

The Grenville Mutual Insurance Company, a Farm Mutual established in 1892, is presenĆ&#x;ng a unique opportunity to someone presently involved with or being educated to contribute to the agricultural community of Eastern Ontario. Have you, or someone you know, considered puĆŤng your agricultural experience and educaĆ&#x;on to work within a progressive business environment? Good communicaĆ&#x;on, both wriĆŠen and oral is vital, along with strong analyĆ&#x;cal and problem solving skills. We will train the successful applicant to become a Farm/Agricultural Underwriter. In this role, you will require ongoing educaĆ&#x;on and training sponsored by the company, keeping up to date with the insurance industry agricultural community and how best to protect the insurance interest of our policyholders. Please visit our website at to obtain further job specifics and company informaĆ&#x;on OR Apply in strict confidence to; Grenville Mutual Insurance Company c/o Diane Carriere, ExecuĆ&#x;ve Assistant/Corporate Secretary 380 Colonnade Drive Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0

THE EMC - 46 - Thursday, January 31, 2013

Resume Deadline: February 19, 2013

Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

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Downsizing a collection, settling an estate, disbursing of overstock or end-of-the-line merchandize, please call our office to reserve your space for this auction sale. Welcoming QUALITY items only on Fri. Feb. 15th between 9 am & 3 pm only. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering Please note that we are now booking for spring & summer auctions. Whether it be to auction your Real Estate, Settle an Estate or Liquidate, we would be most happy to conduct a free, no obligation consultation at your property site to answer any questions you may have. As 3rd generation auctioneers we are committed to providing only the best customized service to you and your family.

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-Estate Auctionto be held at Hands Auction Hall, Algonquin Saturday, February 2 @ 9 a.m. Diamond Rings & Bracelet, Carved Ivory, Birks Sterling, Franklin Mint Sterling Medallions, Shelley Dinnerware, Original paintings by Brenda Carter, H East and Hetherington, Mint and First Day Issue Stamps plus so much more. Online Bidding opens Friday, January 25 @ 9 a.m. and closes Friday, February 1 @ 12 noon. Simply visit, click Online Bidding button to view catalogue and pictures. Bid online or as always we are pleased to see you at the live auction, the choice is now yours.

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call or email to Book Your Auction Todayâ&#x20AC;? Saturday February 9, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview Starts at 9 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). This Auction is full. Space Available in the Feb. 17 Consignment Auction Date. 2 Large Estates. Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! Saturday February 16, 2013 - Short Notice Real Estate & Chattel Auction. 238 Lyndhurst Drive, Carleton Place. Auction starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am). The Real Estate: Detached, split level 4 bedroom, executive style home. Fully modernized, full finished basement, F/A natural gas furnace, central air, 2 car garage, lot size: 100 X 175. To be sold with minimal reserve. Owners are extremely motivated sellers and want this property SOLD. Bidders of the real estate must have $25,000 certified funds payable to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dan Peters Auctionâ&#x20AC;? the day of the auction. Property will sell with a 30 day closing. As with all properties sold this property is selling AS IS WITH NO CONDITIONS. OPEN HOUSE DATE FOR THIS PROPERTY IS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2013 FROM NOON - 4 PM. TO BOOK A PRIVATE VIEWING PLEASE CALL AUCTIONEERS. The Chattels: AS NEW Stainless steel fridge & stove, white HD washer & dryer, upright freezer AS NEW, king size sleigh bed bedroom set, antique bedroom set, Robert Bateman Prints signed, Sandra Tarantino Oil (with Reserve), AS NEW LOVE SEAT, AS NEW HIGH BACK wing back Chairs, AS NEW DOWN FILLED LOUNGE, marble pedestal decorative stand, ornate side tables, decorative accent Furniture,Dining Room Suite (Table & 6 Chairs & China Cabinet), Wine Rack, Patio Set, garden ornaments & effects, pine entrance bench, runners & rugs, ANTIQUE extension table, antique harvest table, 2 Husky chests on chests, selection of tools, bicycle, appliance cart, Homelite gas pressure Washer, office chairs, art easels, ladders, retro director style bar chairs, high back Wooden bar chairs, wooden file Cabinet, Office desk center, SS BBQ, White lawn tractor, garden deck box & so much more! This is a high end auction sale. We will be selling the small items outside & the larger items and furniture in the house. Please dress according to the weather we will sell this auction regardless of rain Or shine. Sunday February 17, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! Saturday February 23, 2013 - Special Antique Auction. Limited space availableCall or email to reserve your space in this Auction. Swords, coins & currency, antiques, china, glass, collectibles & more! Auction starts at 10 am (Preview Starts at 9 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.) Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! WHAT WE DO: Auctions, Appraisals, Brand New Bed Sales, Moving & Trucking Services. CL420691_0131


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

Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, February 5, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and homemade desserts. Info: 613-256-1894. Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 7, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 9, Rod Pottle, 3-7 p.m. Valentines Dance and Silent Auction, Saturday, February 9, 7:30. Glen Silverson Band. Almonte Civitan Hall. Hillside Youth Mission trip to Nicaragua to build a school. Tickets: Remembrance Gift Shop 613-257-3931 or Treena 613-256-7186.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Information 613-256-8339. Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, February 12, 1:303:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. Feb. 9. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Diner’s Club, Beckwith Township Hall for seniors/adults with physical disabilities, 2nd Wednesday of each month. For info/book reservation, call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Friday Lunch Bunch, every Friday, 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/book reservation call 613253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Meals On Wheels volunteers needed for the Carleton Place area. Information session. Details 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Transport service provides transport to medical appointments for seniors/adults with physical disabilities. For information and to book reservation, call 613-253-0733. CP Vendors Market, 1st Annual January Fundraising Month, February 3, 10 a.m. Proceeds to Army, Navy, Air Force Club. Open every Sunday 10-4. 315 Townline


Rd E. Info: 613-253-2559. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Thursday, 2-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit 2 Info: (613)2572779 ext. 104. Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meet every Monday evening (6:30- 8 pm), Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St. Nancy (613)257-5732. Monthly breakfast- Sat. Feb. 9. Legion, 177 George St. 8-11 a.m.

Baby Talk- Wednesday, February 6, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Feb. 2- St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott St. Stop by anytime after 6:30 p.m. Board games, cards games, snacks are available or bring your favorite and challenge a competition. 613-2584526. February 3 Euchre Tournament, Kemptville Legion. Registration 12-1 pm. Stay for the Superbowl party or come to the superbowl party. Game time 6:30 pm. Refreshments available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Jan. 28, Wed., Jan. 30, Fri., Feb. 1, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., February 4, Wed., February 6, Fri., February 8, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Photography Club meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. (February 6) at the Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Cres. February topic: Results of contest “Find colour in Winter”. Info: Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids. Feb. 3. Breakfast at Kemptville Fire Station. 8-10 a.m. Sponsor: 1st Oxford Mills Guides & Pathfinders. Antique/Classic Snowmobile Show/Ride 9-12 noon. 613-258-6269.

Benefit Dance, held by Lanark Legion Br 395 and Blackwood Originals. February 9, 2 p.m. Musical Jamboree- Legion. 3rd Sat. every month. 2 p.m. All musicians welcome.

LEGO Club- Saturday, February 2, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12.


Lessons at Cedar Cove February 3, English Smocking. Please call 613-269-4238 before 7 p.m. StoryTime Fridays 10 a.m., theme: February 1, ToddlerTime, Trains. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326.

Cedar Hill Zion United Church Ham and Bean Dinner, Sunday February 10, noon-5 PM. Cedar Hill School House. Info: Marian Fitzgibbon 613-256-6211 Euchre, Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m Cedar Hill School House, 270 Cedar Hill Side Road, Pakenham. Fundraiser for Friends of the Cedar Hill School House. Info: Karen Richter 613-256-5439. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance, Friday, February 1, upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, dancing 8-11:30. Info: 613-256-4126. Pancake Supper, Pakenham Curling Club, Tuesday, February 12, 5-7 p.m. Sponsor: St Mark’s ACW. Info: 613-624-5311 or 613256-4126.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. 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 Community Dinner on Feb. 2, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Hosted by St. John’s Catholic Church. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner on Feb. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. Film Night International Perth presents Still, a Canadian film about an elderly couple’s fight to build their final resting place in New Brunswick, Wednesday, February 6, 2 pm, at the Full Circle Theatre, Craig Street. 613-2671224. Lanark Genealogical Society, Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m. Arden Blackburn’s Mail Route- Early Days at Christie Lake, 1920 Conc. 7 Road, Drummond Centre. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday,10-11:30 a.m. St James Church. Info: (613)2572779. Perth Civitan Bingo, every



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Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Perth Fair Annual General Meeting- Perth Lions Hall, Thursday, January 31st. Potluck 7 p.m. AGM 8 p.m. For more info email Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. February 8. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)283-8703. Rideau Trail Association- Sat. Feb. 2. Round Lake Loop crosscountry skiing. Level 2. 9 a.m. Meet Conlon Farm 10 a.m. 613267-5756. Rideau Trail Association- Sat. Feb. 9. Port Elmsley to Smiths Falls, level 1, 11 km. Finish at Smiths Falls Railway Museum with hot cider and winter carnival activities. Meet Conlon Farm 10 a.m. 613-283-0332. Studio Theatre and Stewart Park Festival present world-beat fiddler Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, February 2, 8 p.m. Details

4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 4 hand euchre with lunch and prizes, every Friday, 7 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)283-8482. 6 hand euchre with lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. Annual Dinner and DanceLanark County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Carleton Place Arena. Sat. Feb. 2. Dinner by Waterfall Catering. 6-7 p.m. social hour. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets: 613-267-3680 or from any director. Annual meeting, Middleville community Centre, Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. 4203 Wolf Grove Rd., Middleville. Info: 613256-5474. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet February 6, Centennial Hall for Pot Luck Supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment inquires welcome. 613-2531433. Bible Service- The story of Jesus told simply and freely. Roebuck Community Hall. Wednesday evenings. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 613-3452526. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)283-8482. Bingo- Fundraiser for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, February 2. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Bishop’s Mills Community Association Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers, Sunday Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (following the winter fun day potluck supper). Bishop’s Mills Community Hall. Bolingbroke Cafe (ABC Hall, 3166 County Rd. 36). Feb. 1. Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs (7:30-10 p.m.). Canadian Tai Chi Academy, every Mon, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m., Rosedale Hall, Montague Twp. All welcome. (613)269-3944, www. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clinic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to anyone need-

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ing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, February 1. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. “Desire the Fire”. Life changing messages to empower lives with testimonies. February 15 & 16, 7 PM. Smiths Falls Assemblies of God Church, 54 William St, Smiths Falls. Downhill Ski Trips/weekends (Sat. Feb. 2). Bus pick-ups in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. Call Duke 613-720-3853 after 6 p.m. Fish Supper. Sat. Feb. 9. 4-7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 613272-3556. Forfar euchre every Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. Forfar Community Hall. Light lunch. Everyone welcome. Ham ‘N Jam, February 3, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6, supper at 5 p.m. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, February 10, McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. New Horizon Club Feb., 13th, 2 PM. Burritts Rapids Community Hall. Roaring 20’s costume party. Music and refreshments, new members/guests welcome. Janet at 613-269-2737. Pancake Supper, Franktown, Centennial Hall, 152 Church St. Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6:30. Info: 613-283-4617. Pancake Supper- Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Feb. 12. 5-7 p.m. United Church Hall, 2332 Church St. North Gower. Retired Teachers & FriendsLuncheon. Thursday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. at The Maples, Sharbot Lake. To reserve call 613-279-2098 by February 5 at noon. Rideau & District Old Tyme Fiddling & Country Music Annual Benefit Dance, February 8, 7:30 p.m. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Info: 613-258-2258. Rideau Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Run. Feb. 9. Registration Lombard Glen Golf Club, Hwy. 15 South Lombardy, 11 a.m.-12 noon. Valid trail permits mandatory. 613-284-1022. Rideau Snowmobile ClubRideau Grand Poker Rally. Feb. 3. North Gower Community Centre. Register: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Valid O.F.S.C. permit mandatory. 613489-3265. Snow Road Snowmobile Club meeting, February 1, 7:30 p.m at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Sweetheart Poker Run. Breakfast and Dinner, February 9, Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Dinner 4-6:30 p.m. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Non-snowmobilers also welcome. Toledo Legion dance, Sunday, February 3 featuring Matt Hayes. Doors open at 1 and dancing starts at 2 followed by a hot pork supper at 5. Tuesday, February 12, Shrove Tuesday Ham Supper with pancake dessert. Newboro Community Hall. 2 sittings, 5 p.m. and 6:15. Tickets call Joan 613-272-2393. Sponsor: St Mary’s Anglican Church.

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every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand bid euchre, every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Senior’s Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 1st. Monday every month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. Better than a Doctor, Better than a Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U MEPRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bid Euchre 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsored by Harmony Club 162. Info 613283-4684. Bid Euchre, every Monday evening, 7 p.m. Canadian Room, Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. 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- 12step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 5, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Family Fun Bingo- Sunday, February 3, 1-4 p.m. RCAF Hall, 44 Abbott St. N. Info: 613-284-0305. Family Fun Spiel. Smiths Falls Curling Club. Feb. 9. Max. 16 teams. Draw #1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:15-1:15 p.m. Draw #2 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m. Enter by Feb. 5, 613-2834700, Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls District Community Health Centre, 2 Gould St. Info: (613)257-2779 ext. 104. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Saturday Feb. 10th, 9 am-1 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall. Info 613-283-1550, 613-275-2433. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)257-2779. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). St. John’s Annual Pancake Supper. Tues. Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church, 2 George St. S. 613-284-8149 or 613-2831261. TGIF, February 1, Smiths Falls Legion Br 95, entertainment by Harry Adrain, Music 7-11 p.m. dinner 6 p.m. Ham & Scalloped potatoes and baked beans.


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Education reforms important to Leeds-Grenville make grade Critic MPP Lisa MacLeod and arranged for her to meet with constituents to discuss these important subjects,â&#x20AC;? said Clark, who also launched a petition calling for the education minister to ensure music programs are being delivered by teachers trained in the subject. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so pleased to see that both ideas that were brought to my attention by local residents are part of the education reforms our party has tabled for discussion,â&#x20AC;? he added. The Leeds-Grenville MPP also welcomed the discussion paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call for Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education system to improve student outcomes in math and science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These two subject areas are absolutely essential for Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future economic growth. Our ability to compete with the rest of the world depends on us having an education system that produces students who are prepared to embark on careers in science, technology and engineering,â&#x20AC;? stressed Clark. He said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointing that despite spending a staggering $8.5 billion more on education since 2003 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on a system that has 250,000 fewer students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ontario has seen a decline in student achievement in math and science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time that the education system in Ontario put

New birth centre for Ottawa gives more options for moms EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Expectant moms in the Ottawa region will soon benefit from a new birth centre, scheduled to open this summer. The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre will provide mothers-to-be and their families with a broad range of programs and services led by midwives, with special attention to meeting the needs of the Francophone population. The centre expects to assist with 450 to 500 births each year, offering more choice as to where women can deliver healthy babies, while helping to keep hospital beds free to focus on high-risk births. Creating midwife-led birth centres is part of the McGuinty governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Action Plan for Health Care ( and its commitment to providing Ontarians with the right care, at the right time, in the right place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving women in Ottawa more options on where to receive maternity care makes sense,â&#x20AC;? explained Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women can seek the type of care that fits their needs, close to home in their own community. This new birth centre will provide high-quality care, but also better value for our health dollars by moving routine procedures from hospitals and into a specialized, notfor-profit clinic.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;(This) announcement

means that women in our community and their partners will now have greater choice when it comes to making health care decisions about what is best for their families,â&#x20AC;? added Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a historical moment for midwifery in Ontario. We are very excited for opportunity to offer high quality maternity care to women and their families in the Ottawa community,â&#x20AC;? said Genevieve Gagnon of East Ottawa Midwives. A midwife is a registered health care professional who provides primary care to women with low-risk pregnancies. Midwifery care leads to fewer medical and surgical interventions, which benefits mothers and babies and provides better value to the health care system. About 142,000 babies are born in Ontario every year and up to 22,000 are delivered by midwives. The College of Midwives of Ontario has developed a quality framework for Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new birth centres. There are approximately 640 registered midwives in Ontario. Read more about Birth Centres in Ontario (http:// en/2013/01/about-birth-centres-1.html or for information on the Association of Midwives, visit www.aom.

students first and I believe the policy proposals weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve outlined in our latest white paper will help accomplish that,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m eager to hear what students, parents, taxpayers and those working in education have to say. I hope they will take the time to read our ideas in full and send me their feedback.â&#x20AC;? One step Clark said the province can take to put students first is to clearly define the responsibilities of teachers to include providing timely and detailed report cards, attending parent-teacher

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eng/archive/2012/2012-557-3. htm#a1) published today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to thank Canadians for having shared their candid views on wireless services,â&#x20AC;? said Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of the CRTC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The draft code is still very much a work in progress and intended to encourage more discussion. We are inviting Canadians to participate by telling us what

they think of the working document. Once finalized, the wireless code will enable them to make informed decisions in a competitive marketplace.â&#x20AC;? Canadians have made a number of proposals for the wireless code, including that they should have: â&#x20AC;˘ A clearer understanding of their wireless services and fees. â&#x20AC;˘ The ability to unlock cell

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The unions blew the whistle in Perth and Smiths Falls and raised the warning with the community, thank goodness. Mr. Hillier paints this as only self-serving. But unions were central to the campaign to create Public Medicare in Canada, and have worked with community groups to protect services ever since. This is because public health care is like a social wage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it saves us all money and provides us with a needed benefit. The Ontario Health Coalition is composed of hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thousands who are not members of unions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who are also fighting to protect health care services from cuts. This is our mandate and mission. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not self-serving. We have saved hundreds of services and dozens of local hospitals over the years. The closure of 12 per cent of your hospital beds in Perth and Smiths Falls absolutely does matter. More than one in every 10 hospital beds you have is closing. Given that this is the first of a five-year budget cuts plan, we should be deeply concerned about what the next few years bring. Local community emergency departments and even whole hospitals have been threatened with closure in recent years. We have saved many of them. But Burkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Falls and Shelburneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitals were closed down and all acute beds and surgeries have been closed

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in Fort Erie and Port Colborne. The Minister of Health is currently considering a proposal to close five small community hospitals across the Niagara region. The trend towards closing small hospitals within 30 minutes of each other is very real. Hence the warning to the community about protecting your hospitals. Ontario has closed 18,500 hospital beds since 1990. One half of the acute care and chronic care beds in this province are cut. The patients who used to be in chronic care hospital beds have been moved into long-term care homes (nursing homes) that are mainly owned by private for-profit companies, and where levels of care are less. When Mr. Hillier advocates bed closures he is advocating to move patients to long-term care and home care, both of which are privatized, subject to user fees, co-payments and long waiting lists. When Mr. Hillier says that long-term care is cheaper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he means for the government, not for patients, because patients have to pay the extra fees. Given the lack of care standards and levels of privatization in nursing homes and home care, the attempt to get patients out of hospitals quicker and sicker is a false economy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shifting costs onto the elderly, sick and dying when they are least able to pay. Moreover, cutting hospital services when replacement care is not available in the community is just wrong. This is the

case in Perth and Smiths Falls. Wait lists for long-term care are months long. Home care is inadequate and also subject to wait lists. And the cuts that you are seeing at your local hospital - cuts to day hospital hours, ER nurses, diagnostics, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs, beds, cleaning, records etc. -- are not being replaced by community care. Such a claim is just untrue. Simply put, it would help if local MPP Mr. Hillier was helpful rather than acting as self-appointed spokesperson to justify cuts and downloading of costs to patients â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mainly seniors. Our goal in rallying at Mr. Hillierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is to get him to help preserve the local hospital services, but the main target is really the Liberal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cuts. Sincerely, Natalie Mehra Director Ontario Health Coalition

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boaters are still wondering if their costs being reduced from a potential 300 per cent increase to 200 per cent is something to be pleased with), Mayors stress the importance of the return of the one day unlimited usage passes. (these were in place in previous yearsâ&#x20AC;Śmajority of passages were one day duration). The present proposal through two single locks would be 60 dollars plus mooring for a 25 foot boat return. This would have a significant impact on the majority of transit and

impinge on important movement between our municipalities. To repeat: the importance of the one day unlimited usage pass cannot be underestimated. Also, I have been asked if our meeting with the Prime Minister (have not been asked re: meeting with Minister Kent) is still necessary and my response is yes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not only because the file has the attention of the Prime Minister, but due to Parks Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inappropriate handling of this important issue. Evidence of that is the statement

by Parks Canada VP Andrew Campbell: â&#x20AC;&#x153;proposed fees have not been thoroughly thought outâ&#x20AC;?. This has been detrimental to businesses, local economies and users â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to say nothing of the potential international impact vis-Ă vis World Heritage Site Designation, Canadian Heritage River, 2008 National Geographic Survey: the Rideau Canal is the 2nd most sustainable authentic visitor site in the world! Sincerely, Mayor Doug Struthers Merrickville-Wolford

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Trails, downtown plan tabled at council EMC News - Councillors got a glimpse at the potential future of downtown Smiths Falls and environs when they formally accepted the Pedestrian Linkage report and received a verbal update on the Downtown Revitalization and Waterfront Integration plan. Last week council formally adopted the Pedestrian Linkage study, which includes a proposal to enhance the trail system in Smiths Falls and implement bicycle paths and signage on key roadways. Avid cyclist, David Hoffman sees the proposed trail system as an improvement on what is currently offered with some exceptions. Those exceptions include the plan to put a cycling path on Queen Street and coming out to the Walmart parking lot as they are both on very busy roads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where is there room,â&#x20AC;? Hoffman said of the Queen Street proposal. The suggestion to implement a cohesive signage system for the cyclists was very welcomed by Hoffman who feels this will improve the safety for all who use the roadway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that would help tremendously,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to release an online cycling map for those wishing to park their car for day-to-day errands is expected to be released this spring. Anyone who would like to see the map will be able to find it on Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog: com/site/davethebikemechan-

Downtown plan Exactly how the downtown and water front plan and pedestrian linkage study will work together became clearer during a council presentation last Monday, Jan. 21. Residents will have their chance to review the study next month when a public meeting will be scheduled to receive feedback before council is asked to formally adopt the work at the end of February. Bruce Cudmore, one of the consultants working on the plan presented a high level look to councillors on a proposed downtown vision last Monday night starting with the positive elements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things your community has is great bones,â&#x20AC;? Cudmore added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no other place like Smiths Falls.â&#x20AC;? The draft plan starts at the Studies show that more than half of high blood pressure patients give up their medication within one year and fail to make recommended lifestyle changes. What these people may not know is that, if left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and even death. So, help defuse the situation and develop your treatment program with your doctor or health care professional.

top of the town near the library and town hall complex. The consultants are currently proposing to remove Daniel Street between the library and municipal complex so that a community hub/meeting space

â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things your community has is great bones.â&#x20AC;? BRUCE CUDMORE CONSULTANT

can be defined and enhanced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can really become more of a people space,â&#x20AC;? Cudmore added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can create another identity as a place of celebration.â&#x20AC;? The draft plan also calls for defined pedestrian crosswalks at all the major intersections along Beckwith Street and between the Tim Hortons and Town Hall and increased off street parking. Having a sliding scale for parking fees in the core was discussed. This would mean parking of most convenience would be more expensive while spots at the edge of the core would be cheaper or free. Drawing the downtown closer to the Rideau Canal was another suggestion coming from the draft plan. The proposal looks at extending some of the roads past Centre Street and to the base of the 30-metre setback from the water. Consultants would also like to see development begin in the block across the road from this setback to continue public access to the water along the entire length of the Rideau Canal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the ideas you see here may take several years if not more to come into being,â&#x20AC;? Cudmore said. This is true of the waterfront development near the Comfort Inn and a proposal to remove the road through Confederation Park. When speaking of the Com-

fort Inn area, Cudmore spoke of the opportunity and future vision that is possible along the waterfront. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see it as an opportunity to really make that waterfront more accessible,â&#x20AC;? he said. Encouraging business owners to enhance their facades and beautify the area is something the plan addresses through a proposed Community Improvement Plan area in the core. Consultants are asking the town to consider establishing such an area to unlock their ability to introduce grant and other support programs that further the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall vision. Programs such as facade improvements, a tax increment grant and fees and rebates are all something council can look at. The hope would be to make the defined geographic area of the Community Improvement Plan general enough to touched on places like Centre Street, which consultants found fascinating. Councillors were interested in hear more about the long-term vision to develop a storefront look at the back of the Giant Tiger mall complete with plantings, etc. to soften that look and bring more walking traffic to that area. Another element that caught the attention of those around the horseshoe was the proposal to remove the RV park from Victoria Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That could become a centre piece of development for the town,â&#x20AC;? Cudmore said. There were a couple of potential relocation spots along the canal that consultants were looking at, but that element is still very much up in the air at this time. All suggestions in the Downtown Redevelopment and Waterfront Integration Master Plan are recommendations only and will have to be full digested by council following the February public meeting before it is adopted.

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun By Ben Willms

EMC News - The newly-formed Intermediate ball hockey team, led by Mr. Imeson, had its first practice in the school gym last week during lunch. Although I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one of the registered players, it looked like everybody was having fun when I dropped in to take a photo for our yearbook and this newspaper. The intermediate crosscountry skiing club has joined up with students at St. John Elementary, and we all met with Mr. Brackenbury for the first time last week. There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very much snow, and the ground was coated with ice, making skiing somewhat difficult, but we all had fun anyway. Unfortunately, Cross-Country Skiing has been cancelled this week, due to the extremely cold weather weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been having lately, in addition to a shortage of snow. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to resuming next week.


WILLMS Spartan Scene 2.0 My class started swimming on Thursday, and the first lesson turned out to be more of a playtime than an instructional period. At the end of the lesson, however, we were divided into three groups to swim laps in the three sections of the pool. Getting exercise in the winter can be a challenge, but the teachers and students at St. John are working on it.


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OPP investigate Monday car crash on Highway 15 EMC News - On Jan. 28, at approximately 1:20 p.m., Rideau Lakes Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call about a single car crash on Hwy 15 just south of Portland. A red 2003 Chevrolet tracker was on its side in the northbound lane of Hwy 15. Witnesses advised at that time

Feb. 9 is Gift from the Heart Day in Town of Smiths Falls EMC Events - Smile Sensations Independent Dental Hygiene Clinic owner Lori Lawrence is proud to announce once again that she has been granted the privilege from His Worship Dennis Staples of having Saturday Feb. 9 proclaimed as “Gift From The Heart Day” here in Smiths Falls. This will be the fifth consecutive year that Smile Sensations has participated in such a significant event for the citizens of Smiths Falls and surrounding communities. Plans are in place once again to open the doors at Smile Sensations on February 9th to provide dental hygiene care at no cost. Lawrence explains “the Gift From the Heart grows each year, five years ago when we first held the event we had 16 independent dental hygiene offices participate, this year there are over 90 facilities registered to take part across Canada!” This event was founded in 2009 by Ms. Bev Woods Registered Dental Hygienist from Trenton, Ontario now residing in Winnipeg. Ms. Woods had the brilliant idea to contact all of the Independent Dental Hygiene offices across Ontario and unite everyone together to open our doors and our ‘hearts’ all on the same day every year. The event is always held on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day. The reason for that is simple; we are giving from the goodness of our hearts. Lori spoke with the founder the other day, Bev remarked how amazed she is at the creativity that is being shown this year. There are more Community College facilities being utilized than ever before. These larger spaces allow us to accommodate and integrate many more self-initiated dental hygienists’ into the event. By working with more space we are able to provide more access to dental hygiene services to enhance the impact of the program. The event is also becoming community oriented. Reports are coming in on how well the event is being received

in some communities. Donations of food, t-shirts and supplies are being offered by other small businesses to some of the facilities hosting the event. It is so nice to see everyone in the community get involved. Lawrence explains that “there is a specific criterion that must be met in order to make an appointment. Reality is that we live in a world where there are many vulnerable people that fall between the cracks. We have seniors on a fixed low income, as well working individuals with children and after child care expenses, groceries, clothing, gas, hydro and heating bills there just isn’t enough money at the end of the month for something as important as having your teeth cleaned. The connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body is no secret. We read about it in the news every week. Research continues to uncover the truth that gum disease is yet another risk factor for heart disease. Not to mention the correlation between diabetes and gum disease. The “Gift From the Heart” event is a day that will give us an opportunity to educate everyone regarding good oral health and overall health.” The event is aimed at those that have no dental insurance.

“Just think of how many more smiles we can help with that many more dental hygienists participating in this event! Lawrence added “The word is spreading and I am getting calls all the time from dental hygienists asking how they can get involved. It is wonderful to see my colleagues pull together and make this event so successful and special.” “We are also blessed with two amazing sponsors, Sunstar/Butler and Maxill, both are dental supply companies that have given us a strong commitment year after year and will be donating toothbrushes and floss to all participating locations.” Events like this are successful because of the generosity of the sponsors and dental hygienists’ who give of their time so graciously. In order to participate in this event you must contact us by going online to the Contact Us page at www.smilesensations. ca or call the office at 613-2050555. Please leave your name, age and telephone number or email address. We anticipate that spaces will fill up fast.

The future for the Crosby Hall is presently at a crossroads. This facility has thrived over the years through the generous donation of time and resources of its dedicated volunteers. Now the Crosby Hall Board is interested in hearing from former users of the hall as to what they see as its future and more specifically what they would be willing to contribute in order for it to become a reality. Interested volunteers are therefore respectfully requested to submit their detailed ideas in writing, by no later than Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Please clearly indicate on all envelopes to: The Crosby Hall Board c/o Mrs. Dianna Bresee, Clerk Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8 Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0

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Local man charged after attempted break and enter POLICE NEWS

EMC News - On Jan. 18, at about 3:30 a.m. it is alleged that the accused attempted to break into a residence on William Street East. Police arrived and interrupted the accused trying to gain access through a window. The accused fled but was arrested later the same morning. A 20 year old Smiths Falls man was charged with Attempt Break and Enter, Possession of Break and Enter Tools, two counts of Trespass by Night, and three counts of Breach Probation. He was held for bail. The allegations have not been proven in court. Impaired driving leads to several arrests On Jan. 22 at about 2:55

p.m. it is alleged that the accused was seen driving erratically. Police stopped the accused as he exited a motor vehicle parked on Beckwith Street. The accused was found to be on conditions not to consume alcohol. Police made observations the accused had been drinking and he was placed under arrest. During the Breath Tests at the station, the accused attempted to damage a printer. A 29 year old Smiths Falls man was charged with Impaired Operation, Breach Recognizance – Alcohol, Over

80 and Mischief. 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 613283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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and did not receive any medical attention at the scene. This investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident please contact the O.P.P. at 1-888-310-1122 local Police Department.

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Bev Woods (left) RRDH and the founder of the Gift From The Heart (GFTH) program gives a thumbs up with Lori Lawrence, dental hygienist at Smile Sensations Independent Dental Hygiene Clinic in Smiths Falls stands with a previous GFTH client. This year’s free dental program runs Feb. 9 in Smiths Falls.

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Off leash dog park aims to finish enclosure this year ple about the park,” Brennan said.

to $10,000, have the vehicle seized for seven days, lose your driver license immediately for seven days and lose seven demerit points. You can also expect a dramatic insurance increase. Careless Driving: Section 130 HTA Every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her license or permit may be suspended for

a period of not more than two years. The driver will also lose six Demerit Points. Follow Too Close: Section 158(1) HTA The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent. The month of February is Stunt Driving. Smiths Falls police officers will be out looking for these and all infractions of the Highway Traffic Act. Submitted by Constable David Murphy, Community Service Officer Smiths Falls Police Service.

EMC News - Sometime overnight from Jan. 12 -13, 2013 a blue Nissan Versa was scratch around the entire vehicle, including over all four doors and the trunk while in a driveway on Stephen Street. Hit and run Sometime during the weekend of Jan. 19-20, 2013 a new red KIA Rio was struck and left with minor scratches and damage to driver’s side door and above rear tire. If you have any information on these or any other crimes



EMC News - Section 172(1) HTA is defined as doing any of the following: Lifting any tire from the surface of the road (wheelies or stoppies); Intentionally causing any tire to lose traction while turning (skids or drifting), driving with someone in the trunk, driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit, Slowing down with the intention of slowing or interfering with another vehicle; driving with the intention of driving as close as possible to a vehicle, pedestrian or fixed object; and having the intention of causing a vehicle to spin (doing “donuts”) This is a partial list and if convicted of Stunt Driving the driver could face a fine up

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EMC News - Const. Aaron Tompkins (left) and Sgt. Paul Klassen (right) delivered six pizzas Jan. 23 to Ms. White’s class at SFDCI. The class raised almost half of the wish list donations delivered this month to Lanark County Interval House. Tori Gleason (SFDCI shirt up front) organized the fundraiser. The pizza lunch was sponsored by the Smiths Falls Police Association and Milano’s Pizza.




Committee members seized every opportunity to speak to service clubs, businesses and local residents about the details of the park and the benefits of having such a residential asset in Smiths Falls. Those wishing to learn more about the park from committee members themselves can find them Feb. 9 at the Legion for the second annual best dressed dog competition. This year is already shaping up to be a busy one for committee members with plans to host a community spring clean up at the dog park site. “It’s sort of in the works now,” Brennan said. Recently, the committee formally welcomed Jackie Staples as a committee member who has been volunteering for some time in their efforts.


EMC Lifestyles - Members of the Smiths Falls Off Leash Dog Park committee are hoping to welcome pets into the newly enclosed dog park this summer, and with the community’s help, they can. “I’m really looking forward to going down to meet people” at the park, said Jackie Brennan, committee member. “We’re very excited about it.” Quotations for the cost of installing the fencing for the two-area dog park are now being sought with the expectation that they will come this spring. The goal for this year is to complete the fencing of both the small (puppy) park and the large dog park area. Both areas will have a secure, double-gate entry. “This is our phase one,” Brennan said. The committee hopes to

build on the park with benches, a gazebo, etc. once the physical park is established and being used. Brennan thanks the community and local businesses who have helped them raise $8,000 last year toward their goal of $24,000. This growing total has been doubled by the Town of Smiths Falls who committed last year to matching the committee’s fundraising efforts to a maximum of $10,000 making the current total around $16,000. The road to achieving this total in just one year involved a number of fundraisers and public awareness efforts, including Movies Under the Stars evening, the SFDCI Reunion Band concert, numerous business donations and a week-long fundraiser at Walmart where the retail giant matched funds raised by the group. “We talked to a lot of peo-






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Smiths Falls Bears split weekend tilt, slip into sixth place tie STAFF

Kanataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Derian Plouffe tries to skate up the boards in the second peirod against Smiths Falls Peter Soligo. Kanata couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the back of the net until late in the second period. the 8-1 decision. Stephen Hrehorik had two goals and two assists to lead the Pembroke scoring. Singles came from Charlie Connell, Brendan McGuire,

Patrice Wren, Jordan Boucher-Gould, Jordan Larson and Ben Dalpe. Smiths Falls only marker came in the third period when Karson McCartney scored,


Jimmie Howe stands on his head in the Smiths Falls Bears 8-3 win over Kanata at home Friday night. He turned away 20 of 23 shots on the crease as Smiths Falls exploded in the first period, cruising to an easy victory. The teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer, Chris Maniccia had three goals and an assist in the win. unassisted, at 12:56. Both teams had 27 shots on net with Darren Smith earning the win. Howe was tagged with the loss, after taking over

net duties from Patrick Martin who allowed five goals on 19 shots. Upcoming games Pembroke is in town Friday,

Feb. 1 for a 7:30 p.m. start. The boys are in Hawksbury on Feb. 8 and in Carleton Place on Feb. 10. They host Kemptville on Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

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BROOKE HENDERSON Smiths Falls Brooke Henderson captured the South American Amateur Championship Saturday, Jan. 26 at the par-72 at the RincĂłn de Cajica Golf Club near BogotĂĄ, Colombia, finishing with an 11-over-par, 299.


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EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now a battle for fifth place in the Robinson division of CCHL action after Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8-1 thumping of the Smiths Falls Bears by the Pembroke Lumber Kings. The loss knocked the Bears even farther down the ladder as they dropped to a fifth place tie with Pembroke, who has a game in hand. What a difference a month makes as the Bears were cruising along at the top of the standings throughout the months ending 2012. In January alone, the Bears have lost seven of nine games and have made the slide downhill hard to halt. They did however, have a win on Friday at home. The Bears were boosted by Chris Manniciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hat trick to defeat the Kanata Stallions 8-3 in front of 687 fans. Jimmy Howe recorded the win, turning away 20 of 23 shots on the crease. Smiths Falls jumped out into an early lead with three quick goals in the opening period. Mannicia didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long to get on the scoreboard with help from Yannick Crete and Tyler Akeson, only 1:51 into the game. Captain Connor McLaren, assisted by Akeson and Nic Marchand, gave the Bears a two-taol lead with his goal at the 9:51 mark. Before the period ended, Daniele Disipio scored for a 3-0 advantage, assisted by Ryan Eardley and Brett Costello with 11:30 gone. Smiths Falls continued the assault in the second, scoring two goals within the first five minutes. Mannicia scored his second, assisted by Crete and Blaine Byron, while Jeffrey Carroll had the Bears fifth unanswered goal of the game. Crete and Mannicia were the helpers on this marker. Kanata finally got on the board with Brandon Petrieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal, socred from Derian Plouffe at 9:02. Manicia on the powerplay with assists from Chris MacMillan and Crete opened the third period scoring with 7:48 showing. Marchand had the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seventh goal, assisted by McLaren and Carroll. Kanataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Devin Fullum responded for the visitors with his marker seconds later. He was assisted by Alex Robinson and Curtis Watson. Byron finished up the Bears scoring with his goal on the powerplay at 15:59, assisted by Mannicia and Stefano Momesso. Alex Robinson responded with Kanataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final goal of the game with 17:11 on the clock. He was assisted on this powerplay marker by Derian Blouffe and Fabian Walsh. Stars of the game included Maniccia, Marchand and Soligo.


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Henderson: first Canadian to take South American trophy

EMC Sports - Canada’s Brooke Henderson captured the eighth playing of the South American Amateur Championship Saturday, Jan. 26 at the par-72 at the Rincón de Cajica Golf Club near Bogotá, Colombia.

Henderson, from Smiths Falls led from wire-to-wire, finishing the four round, 72 hole event with a total tally of 11-over-par, 299. “It was a spectacular week and my first visit to Colombia,” said 15-year-old Hender-

son. “I am absolutely thrilled to have been able to go home with the title.” Henderson carded rounds of 73-75-76-75 to become the first Canadian to earn the prestigious amateur golf title. Submitted by Golf Canada

Town website to provide link to 2014 Tankard information


BEARS SMILES The Novice B Smiths Falls Bears Nathan Stoll, Lucius Peladeau, Nolan Donald and Josh Muka, were all smiles before a match during the Perth Lanark Minor Hockey Association Novice B tournament on Saturday.

EMC Sports - Thanks to the development of a link on the Town of Smiths Falls website, information on the Smiths Falls Dominion Tankard 2014 Ontario Men’s Curling Championship is just a click away. Under the domain name of, the pages, which can be accessed off the www. website, will include information on everything from sponsorships to entertainment to tickets to volunteering to a schedule for the Dominion Tankard taking place at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre from Feb. 3 to 9, 2014. The site will also feature bios on the members of the 11 elite Ontario men’s curling teams taking part in the event. “Our web pages are an important tool for communicating information about the Tankard,” says Agnes McVeety who, along with Paul Howard, is co-chairing the 2014 Dominion Tankard Host Committee. “I want to acknowledge the town for allowing us to use its web site.” The committee is aiming for the 2014 Dominion Tankard site to be live by Feb. 4. The pages will be highlighted through a main navigational title at the top of the town web-

site. “We feel there will be good exposure for our event and also for the Town of Smiths Falls through the web pages,” McVeety notes. “It is key to get information out early and accurately.” With that in mind, volunteers with the 2014 Dominion Tankard in Smiths Falls will also be promoting the event at the 2013 Dominion Tankard in Barrie on Feb. 4 to 10. Copies of a pamphlet that has been developed for the 2014 event, as well as the 2013 Visitor Guide for Smiths Falls, will be available for pickup at an information booth, which will be set up throughout the men’s curling championship. “The host committee will be there to observe and promote the event,” McVeety says. As part of the promotional efforts,

a free draw will be held for two passes to take in the entire week of the 2014 Dominion Tankard. Ticket sales for next year’s event will open on Feb. 4. Those interested in attending the 2014 Dominion Tankard will be able to choose between various ticket packages – full event, weekday or weekend. Along with visiting the 2014 Dominion Tankard web pages, ticket information can be acquired through emailing info@ In December, a sponsorship drive was initiated with different levels of sponsorship being available. The goal is to raise $100,000 through sponsorships to offset costs associated with the event such as advertising, promotional materials and the rental of additional end zone seating at the community centre. “The Sponsorship Committee has been canvassing the Smiths Falls community and is branching out to area businesses seeking support for the provincial curling championship,” McVeety reports. For more information on the 2014 Dominion Tankard in Smiths Falls please call 613812-3372. Submitted by the Town of Smiths Falls. R0011889221_0131



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Skate the Lake a winter weekend to remember


The Re/Max hot air balloon was an added attraction this year at the Skate the Lake event. Above right, John Bongers and Eric Essex were thanked for their hard work at preparing the oval for the event. Below right, folks gathered around the bonfires to keep warm, and to the bottom left, participants took part in a variety of races. Inset, Ryan Malcolm performed an acoustic show.


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