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Saturday Saturday fun begins with a full stomach at the Lions pancake breakfast. Running from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Legion, tickets can be purchased at the door. Throughout the day a family fun spiel is being held at the curling club (Old Slys Road) with a maximum of 16 family teams. Stop by during the day to see the fun! A time for this year’s best dressed carnival dog contest has been confirmed for 11:30 a.m. at the Legion followed by the annual chili cook-off at noon and an afternoon of music in the same location. It looks like Mother Nature is not co-operating with the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO) resulting in the cancellation of their third annual snowman/snow sculpture competition. But the Railway Museum and the Smiths Falls and District Arts & Culture Council still invite everyone out to the museum Feb. 9 & 10 for lots of free family fun. Even though there is not enough snow on the ground, children can still be creative by building with ice blocks. Warm up in the wooden caboose with some yummy cider. Inside there will be lots to do too including making snow globes, decorating snowman cookies and a lot more snowthemed activities. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

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The Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam was another success this year with a host of Ottawa Valley singers mixing it up for the Ottawa Heart Institute. The acts from throughout day performed to a sold-out crowd of approximately 400 people. Above, the dance floor was packed throughout the afternoon. Above right, Lorne Daley takes a turn at the mic. He will be hosting a fundariser for the Heart Institute in Westboro at the Legion Branch 480, on Sunday, Feb. 24. Richmond Road, Ottawa. The annual heart institute telethon is also coming up, slated for March 3 on CTV


EMC Entertainment – The Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam was another success this year with a host of Ottawa Valley singers mixing it up for the Ottawa Heart Institute. In what organizers believe – to the best of their knowledge – is more than 20 years running, the fundraising event, held Feb. 3 Neelin Street Community Centre, has brought more than $100,000 for the heart institute. “The community support we get from Carleton Place for this event is incredible,” says Christina Bova, the manager of special events for the Ottawa Heart Institute. “There are so many great things happening thanks to fundraisers like this and we are so thankful for their support and their ongoing efforts.” Research is the big-ticket item for funds raised by community efforts, she says. That includes new gene research where doctors can predetermine if a patient has a higher risk of developing heart disease by a simple mouth swab. “Equipment is another area where funds are needed,” notes Bava. “Over and above patient care, that’s where we are looking for community support.” The organizing committee worked on this event since the fall, says Jerry Flynn. “We had more people here (performers) than last year.” Some of the performers included the Silver Fox’s sons, Jamie and Jeff McMunn, Perth’s Henry Norwood, John Foster, Kathleen Stroud, Harry Adrain, Smokey Rose, Ridin’ Shotgun, and Blend N’ Roots, to name a few. The house band consisted of Andy Bowes on bass, Wade Foster on fiddle, Brian Ostrom on steel guitar, Brad Scott on lead and drummer Mike Belajac. “Silver Fox was bigger than life,” Flynn says. “This is just a reflection of him.” Last year’s event raised $9,000 for the heart institute. The heart institute will be the recipient of another fundraising effort when Lorne Daley hosts his Classic Country Jam on Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westboro Legion, 391



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EMC News – The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is taking MPP Randy Hillier to task for comments made last week in which he alleged that the organization had engaged in fear mongering about the future of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “Mr. Hillier keeps attacking people who are fighting the cuts,” said Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, during a telephone interview from Toronto. Just days earlier, the Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP told a protest in front of his constituency office that the OHC was responsible for a “distortion of the facts,” using the term “fear mongering” in the debate about cuts to beds and services at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “Mr. Hillier is trying to make himself the issue. It is a distraction from the main issue,” said Mehra, who was in Perth and Smiths Falls last month for a series of public meetings seeking to galvanize public support to fight the cuts. “It’s disturbing. I don’t know why anyone is willing to defend those cuts. Mr. Hillier is not the real story.” Some of the protesters invited Hillier to a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 about the issue. While the driving force behind the opposition to the cuts is the local Save Our Services (SOS) Health Coalition, Mehra called inviting Hillier to

the meeting a “bad strategy.” While stressing that all SOS meetings are open to any interested member of the public, she added that “I don’t want our meetings being hijacked. We don’t need to debate that service cuts are service cuts for four weeks. I advocate that we move on.” Mehra added that “it defies reason” why Hillier would continue to say that the reduction in beds and staff are not cuts. “It’s not that there are dozens of people sitting around doing nothing waiting to be cut,” she said of the hospital staffers. Even a cut of one person, in this case, in the physiotherapy department, would affect staff-to-patient ratios. “The rally was to get Randy to stand up and fight for our services. Clearly that was not successful,” said Mehra. “All of those things have a relation to quality of care.” Last month, Hillier said that “I’m going to respect local decisions,” noting that it was specifically the board of directors of the hospital which made the decision to cut 12 beds as a way of bridging the $4 million deficit. “He is defending the service cuts for the health minister,” said Mehra. “The health minister must be laughing at the whole situation, at which the local MPP is trying to facilitate (the cuts)… To pretend it is a local choice is not true.” In her estimation, hospital boards are required to eliminate deficits “even if it means eliminating necessary health

term care, Mehra contends that “they are needed. There is no place to put them.” Separate debate Last week, Hillier went on record as saying that he does believe that private enterprise does have a place in the public health care system. “I do believe we need some additional clinics, like the Shouldice Hospital,” said Hillier of the for-profit hernia hospital in Markham, Ont. “We need to give people a greater choice of options.” But Mehra countered this position, saying Hillier “needs

services. This government is playing super-hardball with the hospitals.” And if the boards do run a deficit, board members can be fined, and the chief administrative officer can be fired. “Even the previous conservative government did not do that,” said Mehra of the Mike Harris/Ernie Eves years. “They funded out the deficits.” While Hillier stated that the 12 beds that were closed down were not needed because they were being taken up by people who should have been in long-

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More funds granted for affordable housing in Lanark County persons with disabilities, to eliminate physical barriers or safety risks, to make repairs to bring homes up to acceptable standards and/ or to improve energy efficiency. Provincial cycling strategy Council has authorized the public works director to submit comments expressing disappointment with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Draft Cycling Strategy. The draft was released in late November and comments were due at the end of January. The strategy is intended to replace the MTO Bicycle Policy from 1992 and aims to provide “a policy framework to enhance cycling infrastructure and education” in the province while responding to the recently compiled Cycling Death Review by the Chief Coroner of Ontario. In a report to council, Director of Public Works Steve Allan indicated the strategy does not appear to be a roadmap for the future and does not address funding issues, priorities or timelines for implementation. He indicates it will be difficult for municipalities to design and build cycling infrastructure before technical design standards are released by the province,

which is not slated to happen before 2014. A lack of dedicated provincial funding for cycling infrastructure could force municipalities to choose between addressing their infrastructure deficit and building cycling infrastructure at a time when municipalities are trying to reduce debt loads. Council passed a motion expressing its disappointment in the draft strategy and asked the Ministry of Transportation to lead by example by implementing cycling lanes. County to upload two local bridges Council passed a motion to add two bridges in Beckwith Township to its inventory in 2014. The move comes following a report to council concerning boundary bridges, as well as a proposal by Beckwith council suggesting that all seven existing county boundary bridges be transferred to the local municipalities that they are situated in. The two Beckwith bridges (Ashton and Kings Creek), are located on a boundary road (Ashton Station Road) that is jointly owned by the township and the City of Ottawa. Ownership of the bridges was transferred from the

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EMC News – A growing drug problem in the region has prompted the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre to develop an early intervention service for youth addicted to painkillers. The outpatient service was launched in early January and was discussed in detail on Jan. 21 at a public meeting in Manotick, where Ottawa’s fentanyl abuse problem first became apparent last summer. Fentanyl is a strong prescription opioid used to treat chronic pain, and comes in the form of patches which are worn on the skin. It is becoming an experimental drug of choice for many youth in the area, but unlike drugs like marijuana and alcohol, it is highly addictive even after just one use. This has left otherwise good kids hooked on the patch and committing crimes to feed their habit. “It can happen to any kid,� said Beverly Clark, a former Manotick resident whose son was one of several students kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School because of his fentanyl addiction. “They don’t have to be bad kids.� Last August, the problem became painfully apparent when Tyler Campbell, a 17-year-old Manotick student, overdosed and died. Police began to connect a rash of break-ins to a small group of addicted teenagers and youths in the village. A town hall meeting was called in November to address the issue, which was widely publicized. Police have since identified other fentanyl hot spots across the city, including in Orleans, according to Ottawa Police Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban. Now, the Royal Ottawa has responded with the regional opioid intervention service in an effort to help youth and early users get off the drugs quickly. Program developer Dr. Melanie Willows said more and more youth are admitting themselves to the hospital with opioid addictions, but the wait time for the hospital’s small detox unit is “unacceptably long.� “Thinking of someone who has only been using opioids for three months waiting another four to six months to get help didn’t make a lot of sense,� she told a crowd of about 50 people at the Jan. 21 meeting. The new intervention service is an outpatient program geared to youths under 30 and to people who have been using for fewer than five years. It currently operates from the Royal on Carling Avenue near Merivale Road, but the hospital has partnered with other hospitals, community health services, mental health and addiction agencies and primary care physicians across the region to make sure youth can continue to access counselling, treatment and support in their own community after the initial three-week detox program is complete. “The idea is we all share the care of the patient to offer the full spectrum of what

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EMC News –The Captain Hooper Chapter of the IODE women of Carleton Place hosted their 15th annual curling bonspiel Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Carleton Place Curling Club. Pictured are (from the left) Donna Nield-

Kerry, Paula Sanderson, Haxel Rhodes, Peggy Gallipeau, Brenda Mattey, Karen Brunton, Barbara Nauss, Bev Shepley, Audrew Proulx and Hilda Docker. A total of 16 teams participated in the event.


Conservatives ignore housing need DEAR EDITOR: While cities and provinces are working hard on the pressing lack of affordable housing for Canadians, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and the Conservatives are quietly getting the federal government out of it. An estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Canadians are homeless and 13 per cent don’t have access to affordable housing with enough bedrooms for their family. Some families of nine live in apartments for two because that’s all they can afford. Our housing needs are not being met and the instability this causes in people’s lives has a tremendous economic cost – you can’t prepare your resume on a street corner. Nor is it cheap for taxpayers: the costs of medical care, shelters and day programs for the homeless are more expensive than providing them a place to live. Yet instead of putting resources in to fix the problem, the federal government is actually pulling back support. Over the next ten years, federally-funded mortgages are coming due for housing co-operatives that provide affordable housing. Tied to those mort-

gages are operating agreements that provide vital funding for the co-ops and there are no plans to renew these subsidies. Without them, over 200,000 of the most vulnerable Canadians could lose their homes. The Conservatives are quietly booking $1.6 billion in annual “savings” from this cut to affordable housing and have no plans to reinvest the money. And that’s not the end of it: the federal Investment in Affordable Housing Program expires in 2014, but the Conservatives have still not begun negotiation for its renewal. It could get rolled into a general infrastructure fund, moving this money out of housing. Why is this happening? Because Mr. Reid and the Conservatives believe housing is a provincial responsibility and want to get out of it – they even said so in the 2006 budget. It’s time the federal government to do more for affordable housing, not less. John McCallum, MP Liberal Party Housing Critic

EMC Editorial - January may have been Crime Stoppers awareness month, but the Lanark County Crime Stoppers continue to spread their message throughout the year. The program needs ongoing funding to support costs such as operating the tip line, paying tips and paying for office space. A program worthy of community support – the case for this statement can be made in some very up front statistics – across Canada, Crime Stoppers has helped solve more than 1.1 million cases since 1982. Close to $40 million in property and drugs has been recovered and 600,000 arrests made. Crime Stoppers organization around the world are not for profit, community based and charitable. They work based on cooperation from the community, policy agencies and media. No area is immune to crime, no community, big or small. Every little tip received helps in some way shape or form. The numbers speak for themselves – 600,000 arrests and more than 1.1 million cases. This number represents countless faces of people who have been victimized, in one way or another. This number not only represents arrests made, but also the number of potential victims whom have some peace of mind knowing the person responsible has been caught. A tried and true program, the anonymity of Crime Stoppers tipsters has never been broken. No one is ever asked to identify themselves, or testify in court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display or call trace. Tips may be called in to 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), via the web ( or through SMS by sending your message to CRIMES and have TIP307 at the beginning of the body of the message. All information is encrypted to protect the identity of tipsters. Once the anonymous information is received, it is then passed along to investigators at the appropriate police agency. Locally, the organization is operated by a board of directors, from the various communities represented. They recently underwent a name change in 2012, from the Mississippi /Tay Crime Stoppers to Lanark County Crime Stoppers, in celebration of their 20th anniversary. This also better reflects the county in which they serve. Founded in 1992, Lanark County Crime Stoppers receives on average, 10 anonymous tips per week and continue to provide valuable information to police which leads to arrests. For more information on the local organization, visit www.lccs. ca.

Winter at Northcote School came with its own set of smells EMC Lifestyle - The Northcote School smelled differently in the winter time than it did in the summer. That may have a lot to do with the fact Miss Crosby opened the windows in the warm weather. But I thought back then it had more to do with the piles of gum rubbers, wet socks, the wood stove, and the bagged lunches on the table at the back of the room. All the girls at the Northcote School wore galoshes. Some had rabbit fur down their fronts, and then some of us just had galoshes that laced up tight around our ankles. It was a sign of wealth if your galoshes had fur on them...sadly, I never owned such a pair as that! The boys wore either gum rubbers or rubber boots. The gum rubbers and boots had a thick layer of red around the soles. Most of ours were bought at Briscoes General Store, where they hung from the ceiling. Mr. Briscoe used a long pole with a hook on it to retrieve them. I could never

Mary Cook’s Memories MARY COOK

fathom how he knew what size he was bringing down, but he never seemed to make a mistake. After running around the school yard before Miss Crosby rang either the morning or recess bell, there wasn’t one of us whose feet weren’t soaked to the skin. That meant that as soon as we got into the school room, we pulled off our outer foot wear, and gum rubbers, galoshes, and rubber boots, and they were all laid out around the pot-bellied stove where blocks of wood had been placed to lean the footwear against. It didn’t take long, with the fire in the stove fair jumping, for the array of galoshes and boots to smell to high heaven. The girls put on felt slippers,

hand-made of course, and the boys just walked around in their socks, which soon smelled as bad as the array of boots near the stove. We girls wouldn’t dream of wearing the same stockings to school two days in a row, but from the smell of the boys’ feet, my older sister Audrey said she doubted their socks had been changed for over a week. And that included my three brothers, who Mother thought were old enough to look after their own feet. Only a few of the pupils had tin lunch boxes. My little friend Joyce had one with a bright red painted lid, and a hook inside that anchored the little thermos bottle. Of course,

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Joyce’s family was very rich, I thought. Didn’t they live in a brick house, and have a flush toilet? So she could afford a bright tin lunch box. However, most of us took our lunch in brown paper bags, saved after making purchases at Briscoe’s General Store. These bags once held tea, sugar, or rolled oats, and were never thrown out. We had a rack in our kitchen that had a spring lever attached to it, and all the bags were neatly folded and kept on this rack which hung by the wood box. Most were just the right size for a school lunch. There was a crudely built table at the back of the school room, and this is where all the lunches were kept. All the bags looked the same, and it always amazed me how I never once knew any of us to get our lunches mixed up! It was an unwritten law never to bring a sandwich with onions on it. It wouldn’t take long for the smell to fill the small one room school house,

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and drown out the stench of the array of footwear around the stove. Which on second thought would not have been such a bad idea! It didn’t take long to figure out what a lot of the pupils had brought to eat. Head cheese was a staple in the Depression years, and well-seasoned with summer savoury, and sliced thin, often filled sandwiches back then. I hated head cheese with a passion. My distaste was right up there with my hatred for blood pudding. It had more to do with watching Mother make both on the kitchen table, than the taste of it that turned my stomach. My very favourite sandwich was one made with bologna. Favourite, but rare. The few slices Mother bought on rare occasions, to me, was the ultimate school lunch. I loved bologna with a passion. There were always home-made cookies, fruit was unheard of. We toted milk in glass jars. It wasn’t hard to tell who had what for their lunch. You

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could smell the headcheese, and the maple cookies long before the paper bags were opened. Miss Crosby bent the rules at lunch time, allowing us to sit where we wanted, while she still kept an eagle eye on all of us from her desk at the front of the room. By the time the school day came to a close at four o’clock, the familiar smell of school books, chalk and erasers was long lost. The room reeked of dried out footwear, wet mitts, and socks. When the last of us left the school, Miss Crosby could be seen swinging the storm and inner doors open wide, and putting a block of wood against them to hold them open to completely air out the place. And so that by the time we next came to the Northcote School, the only smell would be from the freshly started wood fire raging in the old stove in the centre of the room. But like the day before, it wouldn’t take long for the smells of winter to take over.

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The next orientation session will be held on Feb. 7 for families of youth struggling with an opioid addiction. Addictions counsellors will be available to discuss treatment privately with youth. Clark knows all too well what fentanyl addiction looks like. Her son was 17 when he tried the drug at a party and was hooked. In the middle of Grade 12, he was kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School in Manotick and sent to rehab. Within three weeks, he was living at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, receiving treatment for his fentanyl addiction.

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Eighteen months later and with the help of the rehab centre, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clean â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy for her to imagine a relapse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is straight now but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a day-to-day deal,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. Valentine for Lives Clark has now organized a fundraiser for the treatment centre, which is one of the partners with the Royalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new intervention service, and the only non-profit rehab centre in eastern Ontario. On Feb. 12, the Valentine for Lives murder mystery dinner will offer dinner and entertainment at the Lone Star ranch on Hunt Club Road in south Nepean. The Kemptville Players theatre group will stage the murder mystery and NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod

will speak about the drug issue. Tickets are $50 each. Clark said she is simply hoping to raise money for an organization that stood behind her when the rest of the community seemed to turn its back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For my family, Dave Smith was a lifeline,â&#x20AC;? said Clark, who also received counselling there while her son was recovering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be without it.â&#x20AC;? For more information or to purchase tickets visit For information about the Regional Opioid Intervention Service and its orientation sessions visit www.theroyal. ca.

in January, seeks input from patients who have used the Ambulance Service and from their family members. The survey is part of the LCAS Continuous Quality Improvement Program, which is designed to ensure the Ambulance Service is providing the level of care expected by the community. Surveys are being sent to randomly chosen patients throughout Lanark County and include patients from all types of calls. The surveys do not contain any information that identifies the patients, in order to ensure that all information collected is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004. This ensures that any completed and returned survey will contain



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will be reviewed by the LCAS deputy chief only. This will ensure that the survey results are valid further reduce any possibility that the respondent can be identified. While the survey is completely confidential, it does indicate that patients can ask the LCAS to contact them directly if they have any questions or concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patient feedback helps us improve how we deliver patient care as we continue to evolve,â&#x20AC;? said LCAS deputy chief Ed McPherson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our medics offer more interventions than even five years ago and their skill sets are constantly increasing. The patient feedback we obtain from the survey will provide the LCAS with the information we need to ensure that we are meeting the expectations of our patients.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC News – Among the many questions brought up for discussion at last week’s land claims public meeting, questions about land rights, land access and hunting were very much to the fore. So, what does the deal say, exactly, about all of these issues? Participants at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion branch, could pick up a “Preliminary Draft Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement-in-Principle,” executive summary. Some attendees wondered about access to property, particularly landlocked property being sought by the Algonquin First Nation claim that would require them to use a private road over private property, or private property owners who would have to travel across First Nations land to access their land. The parcels of land are located in Port Elmsley, Kilmarnock, northern Lanark County, and in parts of Renfrew and Frontenac counties. Under chapter five of the agreement, “Ontario would not transfer public roads, but may transfer some unopened road allowances which it owns. Ontario would not transfer road allowances owned by a municipality. Municipalities may transfer some road allowances under their jurisdiction.” As for private property, before a final agreement is reached, “Ontario would facilitate the negotiation of agreements between the Algonquins and the holders of existing rights or interests on settlement lands concerning the continuation of those existing rights or interests. Per-

sons holding existing rights or interests would continue to have the right to access settlement lands where reasonably necessary to exercise or enjoy those existing rights or interest in settlement lands.” Existing interests are also addressed in the agreement and these, in particular, but not limited to, hunt camps, public utilities, trap lines, mining leases and claims and aggregate licenses. “Interests on settlement lands existing at the time of transfer would continue on those lands after transfer to an Algonquin institution,” the agreement states. Further within the lines of chapter five, access is mentioned. “Laws governing access to or across private property would apply to settlement lands unless otherwise stated in the final agreement,” the agreement states. “Persons who hold legal interests would have access across settlement land through easements as set out in descriptive plans.” When it comes to harvesting, in chapter eight, Algonquins have the right to harvest wildlife, fish, migratory birds and plants “for domestic purposes, throughout the year on crown lands located throughout the settlement area. The Algonquins could also harvest on privately owned land within the settlement area with the consent of the landowner.” The agreement would also allow Algonquins to “barter and trade amongst themselves.” However, the chapter “recognizes that harvesting rights are communal rights… harvesting by the general public would continue to be subject to laws of general application.”

Further to this, “Algonquin harvesting rights would be subject to laws and other measures that are necessary for conservation, public health or public safety.” There would also be limits on the amount of hunting as well. “A total allowable harvest would be established for allocated species in consultation with the Algonquins and taking into account the interests of other users,” the document states. Harvesting of moose in Algonquin Park, however, would “continue in the area currently hunted for that purpose.” Trapping for fur for domestic purposes would be a right, while trapping for commercial fur sale would be governed under an agreement yet to be negotiated. Enforcement would remain under the authority of Canada and Ontario. Algonquins “would not be required to pay license fees, charges or royalties for harvesting in the settlement area for domestic purposes.” However, they would still need to obtain the necessary firearms licenses for their guns, and to produce documentation to enforcement officers to show that they are indeed Algonquins. As for forestry in chapter seven, “Ontario and the Algonquins agree to work cooperatively to maintain support for the existing forestry industry, and increase Algonquin participation in, and benefits from, the forestry industry.” The agreement seeks to increase Algonquin employment and participation in forestry, and “Ontario would consider the potential for Algonquin benefits as a relevant factor when evaluating tender bids or other government contracting procedures.”


CAUTION: Winter Ahead


Don’t expect clear and dry summer highway conditions in the winter 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.

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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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LIVE ON THE RIDEAU! Within minutes of Historic Perth & an easy commute to Ottawa. Excellent paved access just off Rideau Ferry Road in the Hamlet of Rideau Ferry. Fantastic location between Ottawa and Kingston. Restaurant, marina and convience shopping nearby. This year round home has been meticulously renovated, with exception quality finish and workmanship throughout – must been seen to appreciate. Flexible Living and dining area shares a gorgeous wood burning fireplace with a decorative mahogany/marble mantle. Gleaming Merbau, maple and oak hardwood flooring along with quality ceramic, porcelain and marble flooring. Spacious family room with fireplace and patio doors leading to deck overlooking lake. Like paging through a magazine – each room offers fresh ideas and decor. Master bedroom features a beautiful ensuite bath with heated marble flooring. Games room could easily be an in-law suite or private quest suite with its own 3-pc bathroom, wet bar and lakeside balcony. New propane On-Demand boiler – efficient heating and domestic hot water. Landscaped grounds with fenced yard, large permanent dock/lakeside deck with covered boat port and boat lift. Attached 2 car garage with interior entry. $649,000 MLS # 856822 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280


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26 BLACKSMITH RD, RIDEAU LAKES Commercial/Retail Building For Sale. Excellent high visibility corner location presently Otter Creek Antiques. Circa 1850 – total approximately 1800 sq. ft. NOTE: Business NOT for sale, contents NOT included. $124,900. Call Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114

DOWNTOWN PERTH Embrace ‘Mill on the Park’ lifestyle! This luxuriously appointed Townhome has been completely renovated & boasts approx 2300 sqft, 3 beds & 3 baths. 40ft riverside terrace overlooks Stewart Park! This stunning stone beauty is one of Perth’s true heritage gems! $569,000

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

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

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

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

SAT FEBRUARY 9, 11AM – 12PM 78 GOLF COURSE ROAD 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. Host Kelly Blair: 613 812 8867

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 9, 12:30 -2PM 108 ANDERSON SIDE RD, BALDERSON 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 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.

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2 – 4PM 13259 HIGHWAY 7, NR CARLETON PL. Period home features 4 bds, 3 bths, fam rm, eat in kitchen, dining, formal living, ensuite, laundry. Sits on 153 acres w/large outbuildings & facilities especially for horses. Move in condition. $579,900 Host Al Jonkman: 613 802 0232

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

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.

PERTH 3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters w/ WESTPORT en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining/ Custom 1600sqft bungalow on 1.7acres with living, gas fireplace. Main floor laundry, study, radiant floor heat, granite, h/w, ceramic, a/c, home is heated & cooled by Geo Thermal systriple garage, car port, storage sheds. Quality tem excellent running costs, lots of upgrades finish throughout. Featured at $449,900. &storage 3 car att garage. $525,000

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

BENNETT LAKE 4 bed, 4 bath, well designed, high quality luxurious waterfront home on 3 Acres on Bennett Lake, 15 mins to Perth. Exquisite home built by a high level builder (owner). Approx. 10 miles of boat run on this system. $749,000

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.

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


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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1 – 2:30PM 24 CHURCH ST, PERTH MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. A completely renovated home in a quiet neighbourhood. Open concept kitchen/ breakfast nook, formal liv/din, hdwd flrs & staircase. 3 season front porch. Mn flr master w/4pc bth, Jacuzzi, sky lights. Det heated & cooled workshop. $339,900 Host: Randy Cavanagh 613.464.1000



1737 Drummond Con 10a Drummond/N Elmsley Charming 2 storey, 3 bed 2 bath country home on 5 acres by the Mississippi River. Living room w/unique wood stove, office & family room. Open & spacious living areas. Heated 2 car det garage. Potential for horse activity. $365,000 Call Paul Gordon: 613 390 2281

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 THE LINKS Miners Point Rd – 2.47 Acres W/FPERTH $154,900 Executive luxury condos on the Tay. 1 to 3 North Shore Rd, Rideau Lakes – 2.17 Acres bedrooms. All units have river views. Starting from $325,900 W/F – $175,900 Pre-selling now. Wolford Drive, Merrickville – Prime waterDemo Suite at Best Western Plus Hotel in front – $265,000 Perth


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Saturday, February 9, 11am - 12pm 168 Station Rd., Smiths Falls Rural $374,000 MLS: 856721


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367 Drummond Conc Rd. 11 5 bedroom family home. Hardwd & ceramic flrs. Finished LL rec rm. Private 1 acre lot. Call!

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Kelly Blair 613-812-8867

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Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114

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113 Elizabeth Dr

Rideau Ferry

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Ivan Hodgins 613-812-0363

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Rural Leeds and Grenville to get major Internet access boost EMC News – The following are highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting held Jan. 24 and the Joint Services Committee of Leeds and Grenville on Jan. 23. Access to high-speed broadband services in Leeds and Grenville is about to improve dramatically, Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) officials told the Joint Services Committee on Jan. 23. Project co-lead Jim Pine said 92 per cent of LeedsGrenville households and businesses will have access to wired or wireless service by the end of this year. The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) initiated the $170-million EORN project a few years ago to bring high speed Internet service to all of eastern Ontario, from Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes counties to the west, north to Renfrew County and east to the Quebec border. Leeds-Grenville consists of two zones being wired this year: Thousand Islands and Ottawa Valley South. These zones cover the entire region of Leeds and Grenville. Some of the work is already complete, including areas around Kemptville. The Thousand Islands zone will have 15 new PoP (Points of Presence) with upgrades to 12 existing PoP sites. There will be 21 PoPs in Ottawa Valley South zone. Once complete in early 2014, EORN officials say the network will provide access to 1.1 million eastern Ontario residents. The next steps for EORN are to seek Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for business and industrial parks in eastern Ontario and to develop a

strategy to maximize the economic development benefits of the network. Counties finalize deal for new fire dispatch system Counties Council finalized a bylaw agreement on Jan. 24 with Glentel Inc. for the supply and installation of Digital Simulcast Voice and Paging System. The agreement means Leeds Grenville will move from an analog to a digital service to improve the area’s overall fire communication system. The Counties are covering the cost of the basic infrastructure, including towers and related equipment, and the dispatch system. The total cost of the project is $5.9 million with the Counties portion being approximately $3.8 million. Participating municipal fire departments purchase their own radios and pagers. Approval of the agreement comes after four years of consultation with local municipalities and their fire departments. Work will begin in February. The system is expected to be live in the first quarter of 2014. Counties seek bridge infrastructure funding Counties Council has submitted an Expression of Interest in Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) funding for the Gananoque River Bridge on County Road 32, just north of the town. The total cost of the bridge rehabilitation is estimated at $1.2 million. The Counties is also supporting an Expression of Interest to the province by the Municipality of North Grenville to reconstruct water and sewer lines on Saunders Street (County Road 44) in

Kemptville. Expressions of Interest are required before an application can be submitted to ensure projects are suitable under the MIII. Ontario Early Years Centres review presented The Joint Services Committee deferred any costcutting decisions on Ontario Early Years Centres following a presentation at the Jan. 23 meeting. Integrated Program Delivery Manager Kim Little outlined services available within the Counties each year to 1,100 families and 1,400 children. Core services include early learning activities, parenting and family support, early literacy initiatives, information and linkages and community outreach. The program operates through a provincial allocation of $749,550 each year as well as municipal funding. The budget estimate for this year is $875,505. The main Ontario Early Years Centre is located in Brockville with satellite offices in Prescott, Kemptville and Gananoque. There is also a mobile outreach program to 10 of 13 municipalities. Upcoming meetings The next meetings are: public works committee on Feb. 5; governance and finance committee on Feb. 7; joint services committee on Feb. 20. Counties Council will meet on Feb. 21. All meetings begin at 9 a.m. in the council chamber, 25 Central Avenue West, Brockville, unless otherwise noted. Please note: Delegations are heard at committee meetings. Submitted by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.



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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.

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. Euchre at Holy Name of Mary School Gym on Patterson St. in Almonte. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and light lunch. Footcare Clinics, every 3 weeks, starts 9 a.m. Almonte Home Support, Community Room. Sponsor: Almonte/Ramsay and District Home Support. 613-256-4700, to make appt. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 9, Rod Pottle, 3-7 p.m. Mills Home Support, Fit as a Fiddle, Every Friday, 10 a.m. Call Home Support 613-2564700. Mills Home Support, General Diners Lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Golden Oldies Lunch. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Mills office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Home Support, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Certified Footcare Nurse, Alison Kaczan RPN. Clinics at the Mills Home Support Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-2564700 for appointment. Mills’ Seniors ServiceMovie “Quartet” & lunch out. Feb. 20. 613-256-4700. Reserve your seat on the bus. Mills Seniors Services (Home Support), Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Transportation and entertainment provided. Info: 613-256-4700 or Jean 613-257-3296. Mills Seniors Services Home Support, Almonte, Transportation to the Arthritis Aquafit Swim Program. Every Monday, 11:15 a.m. Carleton Place Pool. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Shoppers Drug Mart Monthly Natural Therapists Talk proudly presents Joanna Smith, Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m. 376 Ottawa Street, topic: Meditation. 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 11am. Call 613-256-8339 for info. Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, February 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613267-6400. Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- 28 Hawthorne. Spon-

sor: Knight of Columbus. 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. Carleton Place Sunset Club meets every Wednesday, 1 p.m. Legion. Euchre, bid euchre, games, socializing. Third Wed. each month- short general meeting, noon. Potluck lunch/ games follows. 613-257-7483. 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 Diner’s Club. Beckwith Township Hall. For seniors/adults with physical disabilities. 2nd Wednesday each month. Info/Reservation 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County. Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 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 613-253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Friday lunch bunch. Every Friday 12 noon. St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/reservations 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. Country Music- Sat. Feb 16, 3-7. Band: Barry & Jude. Everyone welcome. Army Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Unit 396. Debtors Anonymous. If you are having problems with money or debt then we can help. 6:30 Tuesdays, St. James Hall, Bell and Edmund Street. 613-216-9008. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-253-0008. Gospel Meetings- Carambeck Community Centre. 357 Bridge St. Feb. 12, 19, 26. 8-9 p.m. The Bible in purity and simplicity. 613-256-6117. Heritage Day Dinner and Magic Lantern Show, fundraiser, Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society, Wednesday, February 20, 6:15 p.m. Ballygiblin’s, 151 Bridge St. Limited tickets available. 613-253-7013. Heritage Day exhibit by The Carleton Place Municipal Heritage Committee at The Moore House, 174 Bridge St. Sunday, February 10, 1-4. Info:

613-253-7013. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Monthly Birthday BashFeb. 16. Legion. 2 p.m. Live entertainment: Dave Brown and the Valley Rovers. Monthly breakfast- Sat. Feb. 9. Legion, 177 George St. 8-11 a.m. Seniors 50 & over, join the Sunset Club for fun and games, trips, etc. Meeting at Legion, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Info: 257-8102. Single Parenting Support Group, Sat. Feb 9, 1-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register at 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Feb. 21. Waterside Lunch and Learn, presented by the Alzheimers Society on Maintaining brain health as you age. February 13, 12:30 p.m. RSVP 613-253-2010, 105 McNeely Ave.

Baby Rhyme Time- Sponsor: Ontario Early Years. 33 Clothier St. Thursdays Jan. 31-March 21, 1:30-3 p.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Baby Talk- Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 -3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 7-8:30 a.m. Kemptville Pub, 200 Rideau St. (613)863-4853. Branch Artisan meeting, at the North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Conc. Rd., Kemptville. February 19, 7 p.m. Info: (613)258-4382. New members welcome. Breakfast Poker Rally and Fish Fry. Feb. 16. Breakfast at Clubhouse 8-10 a.m. Register at Clubhouse 8-11 for rally. Fish Fry 5 p.m. Legion. 613258-3648. Sponsor: Kemptville Snowmobile Klub. Feb. 20- Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd 43, 7:30 pm. Program: Guest Speaker: William Langenberg on Horticulture Therapy. New members & guests welcome. Arline: 613-258-4645. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. Feb. 11, Wed. Feb. 13, Fri. Feb. 15, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills.

Benefit Dance, held by Lanark Legion Br 395 and Blackwood Originals. February 9, 2 p.m. Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Tues. Feb. 19, 10am - 3pm, Lanark County Community

Health Centre. For appt. call 613-259-2182 Fitness Classes every Monday (except holidays). 9:30-10:30 a.m. North Lanark County Community Health Centre. 613-259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St Andrew’s United Church. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Lanark Legion Branch 395 will host a Musical Jamboree the 3rd Saturday of each month, 2 PM. All musicians welcomed. Opened to the public. Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Legion Br. 395 Birthday Saturdays. Music by local musicians. Light Lunch. Feb. 16. Walking group, every Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exercises/speaker after walk. Heather 613-259-2182.

Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Hoffman & Hallman, pork dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 8. Legion. Feb. 10- Zone Public Speaking. 12 p.m. Registration, speeches 1-4 p.m. Legion. Learn to spin at Cedarcove Summer School, Feb 16. Spindle & wool supplied. Call 613-269-4238 Legion General Meeting, all members requested to attend, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Legion Matinee, Feb. 16, entertainment: Wildflower. 1-4:30 p.m. Legion mixed darts every Monday evening 7:30 p.m. LEGO Club- Saturday, February 9, 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. Merrickville Men’s Dart League, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. held at the Legion. Off the Shelf: readings for adults. Mon. Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Merrickville Library. 613-2693326. StoryTime Fridays 10 a.m., theme: February 9, Valentine’s Day. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326. Valentine Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Fred duCharme, chicken dinner 6 p.m., Feb. 15. Legion. Wellness Talk: Heart Health, with Dr. Weststrate. Thurs. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Merrickville Library. Call 613-2693326 for info.

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 Home Support provides foot care, transportation, meals on wheels. Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. Pakenham Horticultural Club meeting. Feb. 20,

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7:30 p.m. St. Andrew United Church. Guest speaker: Phil Reilly. 613-624-5307. Pancake Supper, Pakenham Curling Club, Tuesday, February 12, 5-7 p.m. Sponsor: St Mark’s ACW. Info: 613-6245311 or 613-256-4126.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, February 13, 1:003:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613267-4848, 613-267-6039. Ambush will be playing at the Perth Civitan Club on Friday 15th February. Doors open at 8 pm. Brain Injury- Moving on Group, meet at 1 Sherbrooke St., the second and last Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Kathy (613)283-7795. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m. every Thursday evening at McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. Clothing Give Away! Feb. 16, 10 am-12 pm. Donations of gently used clothing accepted on the day of the Give Away. 190 Gore Street East, 613-2676428 ext. 29. Community Dinner on Feb. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St.. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner on Feb. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia. Every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30. Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, 115 Christie Lake Rd. (613)267-0307. Day Away Club, social program for individuals with memory loss. Every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30-3:30. Smiths Falls, 4 George St. Includes activities, lunch and in town transportation. Info: 1(800)511-1911. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Thursday, 9:3011:30. 190 Gore St East, Perth. Connections and The Table Community Food Centre. Call Naomi 613-267-6428 ext 6. Lanark Lodge Birthday Party (last Thursday every month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 613-267-4225. Perth & District Horticultural Society- Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Perth & District Collegiate Institute auditorium. Perth Historical Society’s meeting, February 20. Perth Museum, 11 Gore St. 7:30 p.m. Info: Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. February 8. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)2838703.

Perth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. February 13. 12 noon. Rideau Trail Association. Feb. 17, Smiths Falls to Rosedale Rd. level 1 moderate pace. Meet Conlon Farm, 10 a.m. 613-264-1196. Rideau Trail AssociationSat. 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. 613-2830332. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meets Thursday evenings at Lanark Lodge. Info. Janet 613-264-9139. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tuesdays 5 p.m. at Community Care. Info: Barbara 613-267-2040. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613-838-4777.

4 hand euchre, Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Rd., North Gower. Light lunch. Info: (613)489-1684. All welcome. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. “Be Chilly- Eat Chili”Family Fun Day. Feb. 18, St. Joseph School, Toledo. 10-3. “Snolf” (Snow Golf) Tournament. Pre-register your team by Feb. 14. bechillyeatchili@ Lunch, activities, silent auction, more. 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. Blood Donor Clinic. Feb. 20, 2:30-5:30 p.m. St. James Major Catholic Church, 14608 Hwy. 38, Sharbot Lake. C.A.R.E. Program for frail adults. (Mondays, Lanark, North Lanark Community Health Center) and (Fridays, CPHC Building, 15 Bates Dr.). (613)264-0307. Community Clothing Co-operative, Portland Community Hall. Open every Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday 1-3 p.m.

CPHC formally VON foot care clinic, every 1st Thursday of the month. Westport Chiropractic Centre, 39 Bedford St., Westport. Appointments required. 613-342-3693, 1-800465-7646 ext. 243. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, February 15. 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 pickups in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. Call Duke 613720-3853 after 6 p.m. Euchre- every Monday afternoon. 1 p.m. South Elmsley Municipal Complex. Sponsor: See RURAL page 19


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Club 55. Refreshments. Euchre, Ham & Bean Supper, & Silent Auction, Saturday February 16, Maberly Community Hall. Cards 2:00 pm, meal 4:30 pm. Sponsor Maberly Agricultural Society, info Joan, 613-268-2507, 613-268-2730 or 613-268-2895. Fish Supper. Sat. Feb. 9. 4-7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 613- 272-3556. Fri. Feb 15 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner 6-7:30 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport. Fun and Fitness exercise classes for seniors and older adults, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. Fun and Fitness Mondays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Community Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Ferguson Falls Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Middleville Hall. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Fun and Fitness Wednesdays Lower Mobility Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., North Lanark Community Health Centre. Info: Kara (613)259-2182. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, February 10, McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613-3591140. Karate and Cardio-Kickboxing in Port Elmsley. KarateWednesday and Friday evenings. Kickboxing- Thursday evenings. Visit or call 613-2649063. Lanark County Archives 1920 Conc. 7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office). Open first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 613-256-3130, (613)267-2232. Mid-Winter Feast, St. Andrew’s United Church, Toledo; Sat. Feb. 16 at 5:00 p.m. Buffet meal: scalloped potatoes, hot vegetables, assorted meats, salads, dessert. One sitting. Advanced tickets: Frank - (613)275-2562 or (613)2752370. Pancake Supper, Franktown, Centennial Hall, 152 Church St. Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6:30. Info: 613-2834617. Pancake Supper- Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Feb. 12. 5-7 p.m. United Church Hall, 2332 Church St. North Gower. Quilting & Sewing Club

meets every Thursday, 10 a.m. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call (613)2838482, (613)283-6240. Quilting- every Wednesday. 1 and 7 p.m. McDonalds Corners Rd. Hall. 613-2782943. Rideau & District Old Tyme Fiddling & Country Music Annual Benefit Dance, February 8, 7:30 p.m. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Info: 613-2582258. 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. Ruby Tuesdays- information and support group for women. North Lanark Community Health Centre, every other Tuesday, 1:00-3:00. Info: Sherry (613)259-2182. Sat. Feb. 16, Valentine’s Dance. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 231, 2314 Harlem, Portland. 9-1. DJ: Richard Chisamore. Sat. Feb 16th Jeff Code from Sunday in the Country Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport, 8 p.m.-12. Light luncheon. Proceeds to Ways & Means Committee 613-273-3615. 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. St George’s Valentine Dance featuring the Bowes Brothers, Saturday, February 16, Clayton Community Hall. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets at the door. Info: 613-256-9010. St John’s Music Series presents the Fumblin Fingers. traditional music from the East Coast and beyond, Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613-257-4941. Tri-Church Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Feb. 12, 4-7 p.m. Lombardy Agricultural Hall. Entertainment: The Rideau Mellowdears & Robert Scott. Proceeds: local schools anti-bullying & suicide prevention programs. 613-283-1328, 613-284-2498. 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. Valentines Bingo Many prizes, Jackpot $200. Dinner out tickets, Toonie Pot $850. Mon. Feb 11th. Doors open 6:15 starts 7:15 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Br.#542, Westport. Valentine’s Day Party for family and friends. Feb. 14, Rideau Ferry Country Home.

2-3 p.m. Woman’s Winter netWorking Woppertunity, Saturday, February 16, Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall. Sponsor: The Township of Rideau Lakes.

Annual Valentine’s Day Supper at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Smiths Falls, Tues. Feb. 14. Social time 4:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm. Tickets 613-283-2318, 613-2836987 or 613-283-7527 Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1-877-383-2070. Bariatric Support Group, first Thursday of month, 6:308:30 p.m., at ‘The Link’, at 88 Cornelia St. W., #4A. Support and information regarding gastric by-pass surgery before and after. Info: (613)284-4608 or 1(877)383-2070. Bingo, every Thursday evening, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Breast Cancer Support Group meeting. First Tuesday each month. 7-9 p.m. Rideau Lakes Home & Community Support Services, 4 George St. S. Bridge Club every Monday night, Legion Br. 95, 7 Main St. E., 7 p.m. Partnership Terry Fagan, (613)283-6393. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 12, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. eReader driving you nuts? eBook Class, Smiths Falls Public Library. Feb. 16. 10:30 and 1. 613-283-2911 for info. 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 1:152:15 p.m. Enter by Feb. 5, 613283-4700, Gambling Problem? There is help. Gamblers Anonymous, Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. 88 Cornelia St. 613-567-3271. “Let’s Pray” Prayer Line available, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon. (613)2833485, (613)267-9780 evenings. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Hwy 29 (just past the mall). Walk-ins welcome. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Saturday Feb. 10th, 9 am-1 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall. Info 613-283-1550, 613-2752433. Ski trip- Mon. Feb. 18 (Family Day). Coach bus leaves from Smiths Falls, Perth and

Carleton Place. Duke 613-7203853. Smiths Falls High School Reunion meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion, Wed. Feb. 13, 7 pm. All welcome. 613283-2967. Smiths Falls Magic Community- Magic: The Gathering recreational multi-player card games. Every Sat. night (rotating locations). 613-283-8299. 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 613-283-1261.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group. Meetings every week. Info./location 613-838-4777. Vine Rhymes, Smiths Falls songwriters, poets and story tellers, meet monthly for encouragement and support. Come share your gift. Info: Helen (613)284-2243. W.I.P. (Works In Progress) Ladies night presents Outer Beauty/Inner Beauty with fun cosmetics workshop. Babysitting provided. Fri. Feb. 8, 7 8:30 pm. For info call 613-2835383 Free Methodist Church.

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Manage Your Money depend on your investment style and income needs. 3. As your expenses increase with inflation, your income needs will also change A portfolio that consists solely of fixed income investments, such as GICs, is unlikely to produce long-term growth above inflation. Growth in income comes from growth in assets. That’s why investing for income during a long retirement usually means including investments in diversified equity markets, depending on your comfort level with market risk. 4. Assess your need for income stability and how to achieve it Be mindful of the impact that constant withdrawals can have on your investments. If you need a high level of income stability, look at investments that deliver regular distributions – fixed income, real property, dividend paying securities – or products that provide a guaranteed monthly income, such as annuities. 5. Consider the tax impact on the income you draw Income from investments held within a TFSA are tax-free, while income

from your other registered assets is fully taxable. For your other accounts, the tax on interest is generally higher than income from dividends or capital gains. The amount of your taxable retirement income may also trigger clawbacks of your OAS benefits. Look at investment structures that can provide more taxadvantaged income for nonregistered accounts. Planning to ensure you retirement income needs will be met can be complex. Your professional advisor can supply the expertise and vision you need to meet those needs. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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Abolitionist John Brown had Canadian connections Reflections BY JEFF MAGUIRE

Virginia (justice was swift in those days). Six of his followers also went to the gallows in late 1859 or 1860. Just before the death sentence was carried out Brown wrote the following words, “I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.” Civil War prelude It is generally accepted that the raid – Brown and his followers were hailed as heroes by anti-slavery people and countless northerners – escalated the tensions which eventually led to secession and the long and bloody Civil War. Brown’s determined campaign (I can only touch on it in this space) was heavily supported by Canadians. Of course the Underground Railroad, the network of secret routes and safe houses which allowed slaves to escape, was connected to Canada. My wife Kathleen and my mother Molly are natives of Chatham, Ontario where many

of our family members still live. Chatham is located between London and Windsor, close to the American border. The Chatham district was a northern terminus of the Underground Railroad. In May 1858 Brown and 12 of his followers, including his son Owen, visited Chatham where he convened a “Constitutional Convention.” Brown had long had a vision of creating a free state in the area of his future “invasion.” The constitution would govern the free state. Most of the 34 blacks and 12 whites who attended Brown’s Canadian convention signed the constitution. At the time one-third of Chatham’s population of 6,000 was comprised of fugitive slaves. Today Chatham has more than 40,000 residents

including a large number of black Canadians. The story of Brown’s Canadian connections is too lengthy to detail in one column. But while he was in Chatham he met Harriet Tubman. An escaped slave, Tubman led dozens of slaves north to freedom using the Underground Railroad. A white Canadian Stewart Taylor, a native of Uxbridge, Ontario joined Brown’s struggle against slavery. The 23-year-old Taylor was the only Harper’s Ferry raider born outside the U.S. He died during the U.S. Marines’ final assault on the engine house. If you visit Chatham there are some very interesting related locations for you to see and tour. Uncle Tom’s Cabin at nearby Dresden was the home

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little question about why he was so motivated. The treatment of black slaves, particularly in the southern states, was beyond appalling! Brown is the white man who led an ill-fated raid on the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in October 1859. His aim was to secure rifles needed to arm slaves who would then take part in what he hoped would be a general uprising to end that terrible “institution.” The raid was a failure. Instead of supporting him the townspeople of Harper’s Ferry rose against Brown and his small band of followers. Ultimately a detachment of U.S. Marines, led by Colonel Robert E. Lee (the same Robert E. Lee who later became the commander of Confederate forces during the American Civil War), recaptured the engine house where Brown and his followers had barricaded themselves. During the raid Brown’s men killed four and wounded nine. In turn 10 of Brown’s men, including his sons Watson and Oliver, died in the fighting. A wounded John Brown was captured and tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as for inciting a slave insurrection and for the murder of several pro-slavery men. He was found guilty and on Dec. 2, 1859 Brown was hanged in Charles Town,


EMC Lifestyle – A few weeks ago I wrote a column about bad television. The response was incredible! I received a huge number of emails, all of them supportive of my position that most TV today falls into the category of “drivel.” I praised public broadcasters such as TVO and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States which is supported financially by so many Canadians. Little wonder, their programming is vastly superior to what is on offer from most North American broadcasters today. In the same column I asked readers to respond if they would like me to expound on one aspect of a recent PBS series I referred to in applauding that particular network. The three-part series was called ‘The Abolitionists.’ It was an excellent depiction of the ultimately successful, 19th century fight to abolish slavery in the U.S. I received enough reader response to indicate that offering some more information is worthwhile. Clearly many EMC readers watched and enjoyed those shows which aired as part of the highly acclaimed program the ‘American Experience’. One of the most well-known and fanatical abolitionists was Connecticut-born John Brown. While it is difficult to support his violent approach, there is

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of over 50 kph for 10 minutes or so. The process can vary between various makes and models, but generally in involves the following steps (from the Ontario Ministry of Environment website): â&#x20AC;˘ Step 1: Make sure the vehicle has been parked for eight hours without a start. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 2: Start the engine and let it idle in drive for twoand-a-half minutes with the air conditioning (A/C) and rear defroster on. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 3: Turn the A/C and rear defroster off. Drive the vehicle for 10 minutes at highway speeds. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 4: Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes in stop-and-go traffic. â&#x20AC;˘ Step 5: Your drive cycle is complete. You can now go in for your test. If the engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s battery is severely discharged (a common occurrence in cold weather), this can also reset the computerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monitors leading to a failed test. A recent vehicle service visit where the technician may have disconnected the battery or erased a computer memory may




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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The new process for vehicle emission testing in Ontario has finished its first month and if you believe everything you read in the press itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a bumpy start. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not about to enter the debate as to whether or not we need these tests anymore, but hope to provide some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nuts and boltsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; information to help drivers get through the test with flying colours. The biggest change is that for gasoline powered vehicles from the model year 1989 and forward, the test no longer involves sampling tailpipe emissions while the vehicle is running on a dynamometer (rolling road). Instead, a technician will connect a communications cable to the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diagnostic port (found under the left side of the dash), and run a scan of the on-board computerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory looking for any emission control system related fault codes. Model years 1988 and prior still get a two-speed idle tailpipe sampling test. The headaches that this new system causes is that if the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completed all its own selftests or has illuminated the check-engine light, the vehicle will not pass the test. More than a few car owners have been caught off guard and some vehicles have been subjected to multiple tests without success. This vehicle


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ing from being a mechanical sound to being more creative and interestingâ&#x20AC;Śfor lack of a better descriptor, giving the piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;more soul.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been proven time and time again by supporting record sales that musicians may be wonderful technically but lack that â&#x20AC;&#x153;soulfulnessâ&#x20AC;? that catches peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear and send them out to buy their music. They can play all the notes and yet are not be able to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell the song.â&#x20AC;? I love Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and in Canada, Leonard Cohen or Fred Eaglesmith, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to admit they are definitely not sweet singers. Their technical vocal range is limited yet each can mesmerize an audience with their often growling, vocals. To me, I describe it as them sharing their â&#x20AC;&#x153;unique soulâ&#x20AC;? that pleases so many of our listening ears. As a lyricist, John Prine is recognized as a master for his ability to tell a story in such few, well chosen, descriptive words. For all these artists, they get â&#x20AC;&#x153; in the zoneâ&#x20AC;? and make whatever theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re singing their own and â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell itâ&#x20AC;? to the listener, via their interpretation. They make us listen, laugh and often weep, touching the listenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner being of emotions. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a player or singer. I listen. I take great satisfaction from hearing someone live or recorded â&#x20AC;&#x153;sell their songâ&#x20AC;? to me. If I like what I hear, I want more and will go to a concert or buy recordings to allow me to be later reminded of those magic moments when I was â&#x20AC;&#x153;soldâ&#x20AC;? on a song/musician. I also tend toward original

music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that written and created by the artist. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like cover material because, done well, I can get into it but only if they â&#x20AC;&#x153;sellâ&#x20AC;? me on their interpretation. At both Around the Corner and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Perth I hear some great covers by some excellent local players who add their own personal touch to what they do. A dear friend has asked me repeatedly to come and listen to a karaoke night held at Fiddleheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Wednesday evenings and I finally made it recently. Now I will say upfront that my history with karaoke has not been favourable in the past (though never locally, I should mention). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard too many often inebriated people who thought they could sing, destroy songs. What the heckâ&#x20AC;Śtheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having fun. I have a lot of respect for anyone who stands up to sing one of their favourites and I know that many gain a lot of fun from doing so. It was this attendance at the regular Fiddleheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke that brought this idea of â&#x20AC;&#x153;selling a songâ&#x20AC;? to mind; why some can and some have difficulty making it work. A gentleman Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known a long time got up to sing and he intrigued me with his vocal skill of almost taking on the persona of the original. He had it all down...the words, intonation and tenderness... all of it a major departure from his usual speaking style and sound. It was nice to see his sisters making use of their singing skills, singly, together and supporting their brother.

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Up and coming Saturday Feb. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m., veterans Two for the Show (Mike Irvin and Steve Hannah) will be performing at the Birthday Party at the Perth Legion. See you there. On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m., there will be a fundraiser at MERA Schoolhouse. Long Sault Trio (the wonderful Linda Marie Grenier and friends), will perform along with Charlie In the Middle as an added bonus. Tickets are $15 each. Love musicals? The Studio Theatre is hosting their first musical beginning Feb. 14 entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; With both adult and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shows, this should be a fun time. For more details, go to Then on Saturday, Feb. 16, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see Newfoundlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sherman Downey and his band, who were crowd favourites at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stewart Park Festival. They will be playing at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Support live music everywhere.

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There must have been a lot of singing in their home when they were growing up. It was great seeing people enjoy and be supportive of one another. One man had apparently started as barely a whisper and now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost belting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em out. I was so proud of the friend of mine whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d invited as she definitely made the songs her own and was enjoying doing it. Music, with all its versions and types bring people together to socialize, appreciate, support one another and, most of all, have fun. So, whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re singinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the shower or car or enjoying yourself at karaoke, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all fun and I commend those that do. Sing onâ&#x20AC;Ś

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We all listen to music in our own unique ways. For some, it is always just part of their environment, be it a radio or CD or streamed music at home or in the car. Some tap their feet (often subconsciously), some listen intently to the words (if present), while for others itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the music itself that catches us and makes us give a deeper listen. I tend to fall in the category where the music has to entice me to want to listen to the lyrics. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all different, which is what makes our world such a unique place. As I listen to players it is always interesting to me to hear what they do with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;between the noteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parts. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard many musicians interviewed who state it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until they learned â&#x20AC;&#x153;less is moreâ&#x20AC;? that they really felt they had a handle on their instrument. I listen as young players try to put as many notes as they can in a space when, often two or three tasty ones may be what fits best. Oh, I love hearing some riffs but often the truly tasty player is one who makes the most with the least. As I watched Mikey McCallum, guitarist for Samantha Martin & The Haggard recently, I was reminded of this. Martin has such a strong voice and the groove is set so well by Pete Lambert on drums and Greg Sweetland on bass, McCallum can utilize his guitar to play more fill and nicely spaced notes and sounds via his pedal variances to really add to the mix. Ottawa guitar wizard Fred Guinon is a master of this style where, through his guitar or lap steel will create an accompanying, what I call â&#x20AC;&#x153;soundscape,â&#x20AC;? bending notes behind vocalists as he does on so many musicians recordings. With both these players itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often what they creatively leave silent that makes the difference in go-


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very far to learn details about John Brown. For a number of years Brown, his wife and family operated a farm at North Elba, New York just outside the Olympic village of Lake Placid. His idea was to establish a farm where he could offer assistance and guidance to poor black men (most were escaped slaves) who took ad-

building around exploring ways to support growth in the tourism and hospitality sector. More of our community leaders understand the significant economic impact a visitor has on a community both in terms of their immediate visit and the potential to convert that visitor into a resident or business owner. We are very excited to be able to provide this forum to learn what we need to do as a destination to become more appealing to the visitor.”

Attendees might be surprised to hear this may not mean investing more in advertising. “Competition in the tourism industry is fierce and successful destinations are not necessarily the ones that have the biggest marketing budgets,” Whiting said. “These destinations are aware of the importance of creating positive memorable experiences for the consumer and this ‘experience’ is a combination of their stay accommodations, the ac-

vantage of free land grants in Upper New York State. Brown himself spent very little time at the N.Y. State farm because of his anti-slavery crusade. But he did stay there a number of times leading up to the events at Harper’s Ferry. Following his execution his wife returned the body to the farm for burial. Later the remains of Brown’s sons Watson and Oliver were reburied alongside him. So too were

the bodies of 10 of his followers who either died at Harper’s Ferry or were later hanged for their involvement in the illfated raid. Among those interred at what is now a National Historic Landmark is Canadian-born Stewart Taylor. His given name is incorrectly recorded there as “Steward.” But there is no question it is the same man. The Lake Placid area historic site includes the refurbished

Brown family homestead. It is well worth a visit. We have taken several friends there and directed many others to the location. No one we know has ever left disappointed. The story of John Brown and his followers is a fascinating chapter in North American history. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at:












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Ground beetles featured at MVFN natural history talk By JOEL BYRNE


A huge fan of the ground beetles, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ (MVFN) guest speaker for the recent natural history talk, Dr. Henri Goulet, centre, fields questions from members of the audience after

his talk at the Almonte United Church recently while others examine some of the many species specimens provided by the speaker for display. The MVFN hosts regular talks on a variety of subjects.

beetles? The answer was found in his talk, as he shared some of his fond memories in a lifetime of adventures tracking down his favourite group of animals. Goulet (a friend) opened

tinguish them from other insect orders. One could clearly see that the beetles have no tail-like structure and that their wing covers do not overlap. It is these wing covers or elytra which give rise to the

his talk by posing some basic questions: what is a beetle, what is a ground beetle? A series of photos outstanding for their clarity, detail, and colour followed, displaying anatomical features of beetles that dis-


name of the Order of insects to which beetles belong, i.e. Coleoptera, meaning ‘sheath wings’ in Greek. In this order is a suborder, Adephaga, meaning ‘voracious.’ And in this voracious group is the

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EMC News – The following is a report by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) member Joel Byrne of a recent MVFN talk held in Almonte. The talk by Dr. Henri Goulet was the second in MVFN’s ongoing 2012-13 lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet.’ About 350,000 species of beetles occupy this planet. They are found in nearly every terrestrial habitat and many watery ones, pole to pole. There are more named species of beetles than there are named species of any other group. When I saw the title of Dr. Henri Goulet’s presentation to the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists: ‘My Favourite Insect Group – Ground Beetles (Carabidae),’ I thought of a quote attributed to J.B.S. Haldane, a distinguished British biologist, who, when asked what he had learned about the ‘creator’ from looking at nature, replied that the creator “…has an inordinate fondness for beetles,” referring to the enormous abundance of beetle species. Goulet, MVFN’s second speaker, in the lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet,’ is a research scientist emeritus with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, and he also has a fondness for beetles – ground beetles. Why, out of 160 families of beetles would he choose to study ground

ground beetle family, Carabidae, our speaker’s favourite. Carabid beetles number some 1,700 species strong in North America; 250 species around Ottawa. The carabids have long antennae, large jaws, and long legs. Some are very fast, among the fastest animals in the world, for their size. Combine their murderous mandibles with their long speedy legs and you have a formidable predator. Even their larvae are usually bigjawed, active insect predators. All this is bad for their prey, often invertebrates, and good for us since a lot of invertebrates we consider farm and garden pests, aphids, slugs and caterpillars, are consumed. If any invertebrate wishes to avoid being devoured by a ground beetle in Canada, they should retire to a cave, since this is one of the few habitats ground beetles don’t inhabit, we learned. Then came the big question, posed by Goulet: Why do I find ground beetles fascinating? His fascination and fondness for ground beetles goes back to his childhood days in winters when he dug down in snow, then into and under the leaves where he found many of his pals stiff with cold, and warmed them up. But what got Goulet interested initially in studying ground beetles was seeing species with dark metallic reflections.

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ception is very much affected by what we are.” We are humans and most of us are more interested in butterflies than a lot of black beetles because as humans we are attracted to colours. So when the first slide of elytral sculpture popped onto the screen there was a collective sigh. Mindbogglingly beautiful metallic greens, bronzes, purples and blue blacks, more emerald greens. Also turquoise wing covers trimmed with copper called ‘the best’ in Canada, Carabus vietinghoffi, from the land of small willows. It was as if a sculptor and a jewelry designer had collaborated in crafting them. There followed a series of photos of completely-assembled, i.e. entire specimens of ground beetles, starting with solely black species, then switching to beetles ranging from pale to dark singlecoloured, to two-coloured species, and then threecoloured species. Then came the ones with dark metallic reflections, the ones that initially interested Henri, then ones with bright metallic reflections (my favourites), and then species with two and three hues of metallic reflections, and finally species with metallic hue and pigment colours. At which point Goulet said, “So I hope I’ve exposed you to a lot of colours.” We were mesmerized, colour-saturated! The balance of the talk was devoted to many other spe-

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As if an expert sculptor and jeweler had collaborated to craft it! A Carabus vietinghoffi, from the ‘land of small willows’, with its turquoise wing covers trimmed with copper. This ground beetle is the one Goulet considered ‘the best’ in Canada. Goulet presented his slides at a recent MVFN lecture in Almonte. cial features of ground beetles which could have been a talk in itself. Most ground beetles hide in the day. Look for them under logs and rocks, and in stumps. Ground beetles are found on all land habitats except in water (one species stays under rocks submerged by tides). Most species are potentially excel-

lent bio-indicators because their habitat requirement varies from quite narrow to extremely narrow. For example, Elaphrus clairvillei inhabits marshy meadows and swampy places, but will not live in bogs as they are too acidic. Some adult ground beetles are very long-lived, two to seven years. Most


There are many other reasons ground beetles became so fascinating to Goulet. Unlike butterflies and dragonflies which quickly fly away, adult ground beetles are easy to pick up under debris or under the soil surface. The adults are quite easily seen, ranging in size from 1.5 mm to 30 mm, most being 5 to 10 mm in size. Adults live at least one season and of course, can be found even under snow. Adults come in a great variety of shapes. Many shiny black ground beetles have a ‘typical’ shape, athletic, but some are anything but typical. The ‘snail eater’ is a case in point having ‘strikingly elongated mouth parts’ the better to lunch on the inside of a snail’s shell. There are round sand beetles that look like pills. Bombardier beetles are much wider aft than most, perhaps to house a sort of two-chambered gun at the end of their abdomen where they mix hot chemical ‘bullets’ and ‘fire’ them with an audible pop at anything that threatens them. Many in the Adephaga suborder are ‘accomplished stinkers,’ thus avoiding predation. Goulet then showed us phenomenal photos of what, I believe, fascinated us all the most – their great variety of colours. The wing-cover slides alone, entitled Elytral Sculpture, were worth the price of admission. “Our per-

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ground beetles are finicky about where they live but not fussy about what they eat. A good example, ‘caterpillar hunters’ (Calasoma sycophanta), are forest ground beetles which emerge in the spring, look around for their prey and venture out and stay out if their prey is present, otherwise they return to

the ground. Among ground beetles there are predators, scavengers, and herbivores (many are ‘weed-seed’ eaters), and even parasites (the very colourful leaf beetle parasites for example) – a very wide range of modes of life indeed. The talk wound down with a lively question and answer period, while in the background the slide show continued. There was an initial burst of ‘oohs!’ and ‘ahs!’ as very colourful beetles seemed to dash across the screen: fabulous close-ups of live tiger beetles on the hunt. What a spectacular way to end the show! A word about Goulet’s photographs – superb! His photos, taken with meticulous care, will long be remembered by those who set aside a few hours of a fall evening to learn and be entertained by the learning. What I came away with was the impression of incredible beauty in the colours and design of the host of ground beetles, each species with its own variation on the general plan. I enjoyed the lecture so much I saw it twice (with MVFN and when Goulet presented it at the Macnamara Field Naturalists meeting in November). The next MVFN natural history talk takes place in Almonte on Feb. 21. Details will be posted at

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ners with the dirty cop, and is trying to find out who wanted him dead. Taylor figures James is his best chance to get to the bottom of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really going on. James and Taylor start following the trail up the chain as they attempt to discover whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pulling the strings. They soon discover itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trail of corruption that permeates all through the city of New Orleans. For Taylor it becomes a mission to see justice done, but James is only looking for revenge. Bullet to the Head is your classic revenge film. Our hero, or anti-hero, continues on his quest, killing all those who get in his way, until he gets to the one person heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

after. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a straight-forward plot that never deviates from its course, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem. It is boring and predictable. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an attempt to create a kind of film noir atmosphere, to create a more interesting story, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really work. Though the biggest problem is the main character. I found it very difficult to identify or care about James Bonomo. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make a cold-hearted killer a hero, and Bullet to the Head doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite pull it off. So if your character is an emotionless killer and you give an emotionless performance, is that considered good acting? Stallone does get angry really well, and

Video contest urges youth to express opinions EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Youth, aged 12 to 18 from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties, are encouraged to submit a video for YouTube that highlight an important issue they face in their life in any of the following categories: My Community, My Culture, My Health, My Future, and My Environment. Participants are encouraged to express their ideas for how to improve these issues. Youth who enter a video have a chance to win a variety of prizes including $1,000 and an iPad. The MyView Youth Film

Festival will be a new cultural and artistic addition to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dandelion Festival in North Grenville. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the Kemptville Youth Centre have organized this event in partnership with a variety of community agencies and supporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project aims to showcase insight from youth on the issues they face in their day to day lives while also encouraging participants to highlight solutions to make it better,â&#x20AC;? says Diana Steadman, public health

nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Nominated films will be screened at the Dandelion Festival in Kemptville on Saturday, May 25. Winners will be selected by audience participation. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website,, went live on Jan. 28. More information will then be available on how to enter a video. Entry deadline is April 25. Even though the videos will be judged on message and not production quality, youth participants who would like help creat-

ing their video are invited to participate in free video production workshops. John Barclay of Triune Productions will be offering workshops on Feb. 13, March 6, March 27. For times and locations, visit the website or like the Facebook page. Submitted by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

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proves heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still in great shape, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to empathize with a killer, and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything with the role that would help. Sung Kang isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bad as he attempts to play off Stallone. Their characters are an odd team, and as actors they are kind of an odd team. Still, Kang manages a few funny shots. Sarah Shahi plays Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daughter. Her character is more of a plot device than anything else â&#x20AC;&#x201C; though a very attractive plot device. I like Jason Momoa. He plays Keegan, the man who kills Louis and tries to kill James. His character doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really make any sense though he is likable. Bullet to the Head is one of those films where the title says it all. It moves in a straight line until it comes to its ultimate and predictable conclusion. Mark Haskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; column is a regular feature of the EMC.


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MOVIE: Bullet to the Head STARRING: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, and Jason Momoa DIRECTOR: Walter Hill RATING: 14A EMC Entertainment Bullet to the Head is dark and violent. Which is exactly what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect from a revenge film. I just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it to be so boring. James Bonomo (Sylvester Stallone) and his partner Louis Blanchard (John Seda) walk into the busy country bar expecting to get paid. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just killed a dirty cop, and the person that hired them told them to meet there. But instead of getting paid they get doublecrossed. Louis is killed, and James just manages to fight the assassin off. With his partner dead James decides to go after the people who hired him. He gets some unexpected help when detective Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) reaches out to him. Taylor was part-



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Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization invests in motorcycle tourism EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Highways and local roadside attractions throughout Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands are about to gain notoriety by motorcycle enthusiasts from across Ontario and Quebec. A tourism development initiative funded by Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will be working directly with business owners and local tourism officials to develop routes and ensure experiences are ready to exceed ridersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motorcycle touring development is part of our 2013 Destination Development Plan. Through the work we will be conducting on this project we hope to position the region in the marketplace as a must ride destination,â&#x20AC;? says Nicole Whiting, OHTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager. The organization hired BC Hughes Tourism Consultants to assist with the development. BC Hughes is Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost motorcycle route developer, having assisted with route creation and operator coaching across the province and the northern United States. Co-owner and rider Chris Hughes says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands is the breadbasket of twisty roads in the province. When we combine the best asphalt with the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hidden scenic gems, food, and motorcycle friendly accommodations, a must ride destination is created.â&#x20AC;?


Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization has launched a tourism development initiative targeted at motorcycle enthusiasts, above, throughout OnHughes will also be joined by motorcycle travel writer and video blogger Michael Jacobs, as they introduce and coach businesses across the region on what it takes to become motorcycle friendly.

The project will expose and document the best routes, attractions, food, and accommodations for motorcycle enthusiasts. The team will work with operators and municipal officials to ensure their products and experiences align

tario and Quebec. The project will help motorcyclists learn the best routes, attractions, food and accommodations to explore. themselves with what riders are looking for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be as easy as providing specific parking areas, or biker themed food on your menu. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the little things that make riders feel welcome,â&#x20AC;? says Hughes.

Motorcycle market readiness workshops for operators and tourism industry stakeholders will be held across the region Feb. 19 to 21. Find more information and register at Workshop participants will learn

all aspects of the motorcycle touring industry and how to align with it. The OHTO is a not-forprofit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. The OHTO works in collaboration with eight sub-regional marketing organizations, tourism agencies and authorities including: Algonquin Nation, Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce,, Haliburton Highlands, Lanark County Tourism, Land Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lakes Tourist Association, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, and the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. Find out more about the OHTO at For more information, please contact the Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlands Tourism Organization at 613-629-6486 or

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Former CFLer bought 1975 Datsun 280Z sport coupe off teacher EMC Lifestyle – Jason Riley of Hamilton, Ontario, writes: “Hi Bill, I enjoy reading your column. “Back in 1975, in Vancouver, B.C., my Grade 10 classmate said: ‘My dad is bringing his new sports car to school today.’ Mr. Chappell was our art teacher and we already knew he was buying a brand new 1975 Datsun 280Z sport coupe. When he drove into the

parking lot with that shiny white car with the sleek front end, the grade 10 boys were like ants around a crumb. It was the coolest car we had ever seen and I was immedi-

ately guilty of ‘coveting my neighbour’s goods.’ “Seven years later and after being drafted in the first round of the CFL draft, I received a signing bonus from

the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and immediately called Mr. Chappell to ask if he would sell his 280Z. He said yes because he was retiring and needed a van. The only catch was, if I didn’t make the team, I would need the signing bonus to pay the rent. We came to an agreement that he would hold it for me as he wanted to sell it to someone who would take care of his ‘baby.’

“When I made the team, my future wife did the transaction on the wire service from Vancouver and my future father-in-law drove the car to me in Winnipeg. In 1984, when I signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, I had the car shipped by train to Hamilton where it stays in my garage on rainy days and never sees winter. “When my kids were young, they would ask for a ride in the ‘white car’ when they did something special because it’s a two-seater and they loved going for a ride in it ‘all by themselves.’ They bought me personalized plates for my 50th birthday. It still purrs like a kitten every time I start it up and my wife and I go on ‘dates’ in it on warm summer days. “It receives a lot of TLC and my son and I enjoy working on it together doing

routine maintenance. Last summer I replaced the original carpets with a perfectly fitting custom carpet kit I purchased online from www., a website in California. Last August I entered the 2012 Ontario Z Car Show-andShine hosted by Rick Scott at Brantford Nissan, a very helpful gentleman in tracking down Z car parts. At the show, our car won first prize in the Stock 280Z category. It must have been the new carpet!” 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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EMC News – Above, Trinity Piette (left) serves up some bacon to Heather Burns, member of the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub Feb. 3 during the annual Snowarama fundraiser for Easter Seals Kids at the Kemptville Fire Hall. Alaric Eamon, a Venturer, right, was among the boy scouts and others who volunteered to clean up plates at the breakfast. Rob Shaver made a quick jaunt from his place to the Kemptville Fire Hall Feb. 3 to check on the progress of the fundraiser in support of Easter Seals kids. A lack of ground cover canceled the snowmobile outing, but many enjoyed a fine breakfast in the hall.



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Clark: new premier, same old plan to raise taxes, up spending We’ve seen the result of that approach over the past nine years and it’s helped turn Ontario from the engine of Canada’s economy into a havenot province,” said Clark. In the Citizen article, Wynne said she would consider allowing Ontario cities to impose road tolls or levy taxes on alcohol and land transfers. Clark said he was disappointed, but not surprised, by Wynne’s comments. “The provincial government should work with municipalities to come up with new ideas to reduce operating costs, not help them develop creative ways to tax people more,” said Clark. Clark said the premier-

designate’s comments are proof that Ontario can’t afford the disastrous policies of the McGuinty-Wynne government. Instead of raising taxes and inventing new ways to hammer taxpayers with taxes, fees and tolls, the Ontario PC Party has outlined a plan help municipalities control spending by dealing with costly arbitration decisions through the Ability to Pay Act. To read more about the Ontario PC plan to create jobs and grow the economy contained in the Paths to Prosperity discussion papers, visit Submitted by the office of Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark.

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EMC News – She’s had the job for less than a week, but already premier-designate Kathleen Wynne is proving that while the name on the Ontario premier office’s door is changing, the story remains the same, said Steve Clark, Leeds-Grenville MPP and Ontario PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing. Clark was responding to a Jan. 31 Ottawa Citizen article in which Wynne said she wants to give Ontario cities new taxation powers. “Like her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne’s answer to every question she’s asked, every problem she faces is to increase taxes and spending.

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EMC Sports – The second annual charity recital hosted by the Andrea Goral and Duart-Dillon Schools of Highland Dancing Feb. 2. took place at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville and welcomed the RCMP Pipe and drum band as well as the RCMP highland dancers. Striking a pose at top, right is Lydia Campbell who was part of the shield dance, that is comprised of many tight up and down movements and was originally done entirely on the back of a shield. Photos by STACEY ROY

NOTICE OF PASSING OF A MUNICIPAL-WIDE DEVELOPMENT CHARGE BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Lanark County passed a Municipal-Wide Development Charge By-law No. 2013-02 on the 30th day of January, 2013 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.27; AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charge by-law, by filing with the Clerk of Lanark County on or before the 11th day of March, 2013 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection. By-Law 2013-02 was enacted to recognize additional development associate with the Roads Service. However, Council has not elected to increase development charge rates at this time. The current schedule of development charges remains unchanged as originally imposed by By-law 2010-36 as follows:


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Take home your own special Valentine this week at LAWS This Week’s Pets EMC Lifestyle – We have received many wonderful ‘Happy Endings’ stories from our LAWS alumni, and I have to say, if the people of Lanark County are as good looking as their pets, we are a fine looking lot! We have been posting these stories on our Facebook page, but I wanted to say how happy I was to hear from Tucker’s new family, who adopted this wonderful dog in January. He was a beautiful dog who had been at the shelter far too long, and when I heard he was adopted, I was thrilled. Happily, he has fit right in with his new family and they can’t imagine their lives without him now.

And there’s Cleo, a beautiful cat who was adopted in May 2012, after being at the shelter for 13 months. She is happy and loved, and as the picture submitted shows, she spends her days being gorgeous!

From the shelter staff, who care for these animals, to the volunteers and fundraising teams, and the donors who kindly and generously support LAWS, everything we do is for these ‘Happy Endings’ stories and we are grateful to the families who open their hearts and homes.

Featured pets this week Charlie Our featured dog this week is Charlie, a young German Shepherd cross. Every time I look at the picture, I think how hard he seems to be concentrating on perfecting his “sit.” He just needs some guidance and training, a loving home, and he’s a winner. He’s a lovely, gorgeous boy. I am a young, strong and energetic boy who loves to play. I will do anything you want me to if it means I get to play, especially if it is fetch. Typical of my Shepherd background, I am alert and aware of my sur-

want to be alone. Seeking independent, kind person for a serious relationship.

roundings which makes me cautious with strangers but I am very receptive to my humans. I have a lean body, keen mind and I am so excited for training! I really want a job to do and I thrive when someone offers me some mental stimulation. I really like cats…to chase…that is. I am seeking an active partner who enjoys the outdoors. If you too are seeking the same I am the guy for you.

together. If you think you are the right person for me, stop by for a visit at LAWS today.

Hank Handsome, intelligent Main Coon Male, muscular, full head of hair, strong jaw line. Quiet, patient and independent. Likes: Warm sunspots, catnip, quiet evenings and beef-flavoured treats. Dislikes: Loud noises, being rudely awakened from naps and being mauled when I Abbygail SHCF (short-haired Calico female) seeking mature partner to share our golden years together. I am a fullfigured, small framed female, eight-years-old, who enjoys having my own space at times. I do like to cuddle up, have my ears stroked and love to be crooned to. I have a small catnip addiction, but nothing we can’t overcome

Sophia Short, well built female, two-years-old with a stunning white/orange coat. Enjoys good cooking, a welltended garden and classical music. I am an excellent dancer and good communicator. Seeking mature, compassionate person to take short walks, supply meals and snuggle with on those long winter days and nights.

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 613283-9308, 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.


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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOTICE WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS The County Public Works Department is responsible for the sanding, salting and plowing of approximately 565 kilometers of County roads during the winter. These operations are completed by county forces, as well as several private contractors. The County also has Agreements with municipalities to provide winter maintenance on some sections of County road within their geographic boundaries. To report County Road conditions and concerns that require an immediate response, please contact the Public Works Department as follows: (a) (613) 267-1353 or, (b) Toll Free 1-888-952-6275, then dial 3100 Then proceed based on the day and time as outlined below: 1. Weekdays (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.), Weekends and Statutory Holidays Follow the voice mail instructions (press 6) to be redirected to our answering service. 2. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Customer Service Representative is available to assist you during office hours. Please provide your name, telephone number and the nature and location of your emergency. Provincial Highways 7 & 15 Road Conditions Contact High Road Maintenance at 1-866-685-2770 24/7 Service The public is reminded that under the Highway Traffic Act it is an offence to: Park or stand a vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from a highway (Section 170); Deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road (Section 181). Please remember to adjust your driving speed to suit the prevailing weather and road conditions. R0011897273


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Two Smiths Falls men fined $3,900 for hunting offences EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two Smiths Falls men have been convicted of multiple hunting offences and fined a total of $3,900. Nicholas James William Kelford pleaded guilty to six charges, including illegally hunting ducks, Canada geese and white-tailed deer during the closed sea-

son; illegally transporting and possessing white-tailed deer; allowing hunted game to become unsuitable for human consumption; abandoning hunted game, and hunting beaver without a licence. Kelford was fined $2,900 and is banned from hunting for two years.

William Jared Witham pleaded guilty to hunting white-tailed deer during the closed season and to illegally transporting whitetailed deer. Witham was fined $1,000 and is banned from hunting for one year. The violations occurred in March 2012

near McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners in Lanark County. The court heard that the charges resulted from a joint investigation and excellent cooperation between the Perth area office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Lanark County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

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EMC News – More than $100,000 was raised for The Heart Institute during the annual Ron McMunn “Silver Fox” Country Music Heart Jam, which took place at the Neelin Street Community Centre on Feb. 3. Above, Charlie Kitts takes a break from emceeing the event, and chats with performer John McClement.







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EMC Business – When you’ve just landed $99,000 to put towards the community pool, a good way to celebrate is with a cupcake party! W.J. Wood Brokers Ltd. celebrated “Cake Boss” style on Friday, Feb. 1, inviting the community over for celebratory cupcakes and drinks following the announcement that they had secured the money from the Aviva Community Fund on Tuesday, Jan. 29, with the word being announced on Canada AM. But Robbie and Cathy Wood were not surprised – they had been tipped off beforehand. “They told us ahead of time,” said Cathy. “There is no way that any one brokerage could get $99,000 for any one project,” noted Robbie. “But we had to work our butts off for it,” added Cathy. The duo admit that their hard work would have been for naught without community support. “We had to do a whole business plan for it,” said Robbie.

“(But) The Hub had already done a costing (analysis) so we just took that off of the shelf,” which definitely helped make life easier. For Robbie though, someone closer to home made his life easier, and the success of the project more real. “Without this lady here today, we wouldn’t be standing here,” said Robbie. “We definitely couldn’t do it without the community,” said Cathy. Another component that is becoming an important barometer of public support are videos. “The Aviva representative said that a video would certainly help,” said Cathy, who added that it was looking like “they should be able to open the pool now.” Even outside communities stood up to the plate in order to help. While Perth was originally in the running to get a new splash pad at Conlon Farm, residents in Smiths Falls were busy rallying around to bring back the pool at the former Rideau Regional Centre, now

the Gallipeau Centre, for community use. It was a friendly rivalry but, halfway through the competition to secure funding from the Aviva Community Fund, the Perth campaign realized that they just did not have the votes necessary to get them where they needed to go. But they did have the votes necessary to boost Smiths Falls’ bid. “They swung in behind us,” said an appreciative Robbie Wood during the celebration last Friday. “We didn’t want to split the vote.” “They (Perth) have been instrumental in that,” agreed Cathy Wood. Robbie agreed that “if they (Perth) put their (bid) in another year, we won’t put it (a Smiths Falls bid) forward,” as a thank you. While Cathy’s cupcakes were delicious, Robbie only realized that morning what an auspicious day it really was – it was the 48th anniversary of his father buying the company and running it as his own.

EMC News – The local Save Our Services (SOS) group is intent on organizing a town hall meeting to facilitate questions and answers between the community and invited members of the hospital board. Perth town Coun. Jim Graff attended the SOS meeting at the Smiths Falls branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Monday, Feb. 4. He promised to put forward a motion at the Perth committee-of-the-whole meeting on Feb. 5 to ask that a town hall meeting be held under the auspices of town council regarding the financial difficulties at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “The people at the hospital board are not our enemies; they are our allies,” said Matthew Behrens, chair of the family council at Lanark Lodge in Perth. “(But) their hands are tied. They are doing what they have to do. Queen’s Park is making the decisions. They are the reason.” Graff was in attendance at the meeting, made up of concerned citizens, as an observer, not representing council. He said he would put forward his motion so that concerned citizens could have “a format for you guys to come and have someone pose your questions to, someone responsible… because council cannot answer the questions.” Graff recommended someone designated from the hospital board or Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) be on hand to answer the questions. Graff added that, from his point of view, “we have one (Perth) councillor on the hospital board. That’s the sole source of information,” they have. John Jackson, president of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) local 2119, who chaired the meeting, brought the assembled at the Legion’s Centennial Room up to date on the situation at the hospital regarding

staff re-allocations. “We have a collective agreement,” Jackson said of his union and OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union). “You get together with the hospital when there is a lay-off. You negotiate with the hospital ways to save those jobs… We have saved some jobs.” Some of the jobs saw fulltime staff reallocated to vacant full-time roles, as was also done with some part-time staff, so staff could keep their benefits and seniority, but not necessarily at the same level of pay. Jackson also added that he truly felt for his fellow hospital employees at the Ottawa Hospital, where it was recently announced that 294 jobs were on the chopping block. “How do you cut 294 jobs and improve services?” Jackson asked. “That’s not improving patient care.” The group also decided that it wishes to expand its campaign beyond the immediate Smiths Falls/Perth area. It would approach township councils in Tay Valley, for example, and maybe hold public meetings in the LeedsGrenville riding, in towns like Portland and Elgin, as well as reaching out to concerned church groups. “I know that the service clubs have donated a lot of money to the hospital,” said Graff. “Politicians react to numbers.” Graff suggested that the Perth-based chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women are “good folks and they don’t take no for an answer,” adding they might be approached. Behrens suggested approaching the two area Liberal riding associations, “because right now it is a Liberal government,” but also talking to the New Democratic and Progressive Conservative riding associations if there is a change in government. The group also launched a new email address for the See HOSPITAL page SF2

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Gallipeau Centre to test drive new building permit system By STACEY ROY

EMC Business - The redevelopment of the 800,000 square-foot former Rideau Regional Centre into the Gallipeau Centre has been identified as a project unparalleled in this community’s history. With that, it’s no surprise the town is looking at a new approach to assist property owners in its development over time. Nicole McKernan, town planner received support around the horseshoe at council last week to roll out a pilot project specifically for the Gallipeau Centre site that would see a Development Permit System (DPS) replace the existing site plan control, minor variance and zoning processes. “Staff really feels the DPS option is our best option,” McKernan said during the Jan. 28 committee meeting. “It certainly establishes guidelines for community design.” The DPS system was created in 2007 and is currently in regular use in communities such as Gananoque and Carleton Place. What the new system does is streamline the approval process when development interests present themselves by establishing an approved vision for the property with public meetings and appeals before hand.

“I’m very impressed,” remarked Coun. Dawn Quinn who thanked staff for bringing forward such a new idea. Coun. Lorraine Allen liked the idea of reducing the delay in development, but was concerned that there is no opportunity for discussion when specific development plans come forward. “I don’t think I would support it then. Those things (permit processes) were established for those people to have some input in their neighbourhood,” Allen said. Mayor Dennis Staples reminded his colleagues that the town’s DPS will be unique to them and can include any element they wish. However, McKernan added the benefit of the DPS is the lack of process. Under the most common DPS system, proposals can move forward within 45 days. “We’re trying to keep it as open as possible and flexible,” McKernan said. Accessing this flexibility in a project that will take multiple years to complete is why Tracy Gallipeau of J.A Gallipeau Construction Ltd. is pleased to have their redevelopment project selected as the town’s pilot. “We’re trying to do things as seamlessly as possible,” she said. Presently, the company is

planning to fill block one with a mix of residential above and retail below while block two will be entirely residential living. Work on the residential units is ongoing with about seven units expected to be ready by this March. She hopes this will happen sometime around the end of February to March of this year. Currently, the Gallipeau Centre lands haven’t been rezoned to conform to the town’s system. Town staff is looking at the work that has already been completed to see how they will incorporate this into their proposed process, but notes the potential on undeveloped lands on the site is worthy of a defined and supported vision. Councillors supported town staff drafting up a policy for DPS and bringing it forward along with a fee structure. Staff recommends $2,400 fee attached to the DPS to reflect the work required. The Gallipeaus’ request to have the fee waived was turned down. McKernan hoped she could bring the draft policy back to council for consideration shortly. The mayor asked staff to include interviews with developers who have used the system amongst their data collection. The entire policy could be done within the next three to six months.

Hospital’s future a concern for local group Matthew Behrens, chair of the family council at Lanark Lodge in Perth, speaks at the meeting of the SOS (Save Our Services) at the Smiths Falls Legion on Monday, Feb. 4.


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public, at soshealthcoalition@ Protesting debriefing The group also looked at how the protest in front of Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier’s Perth constituency office went on Tuesday, Jan. 29. “Randy wasn’t there to listen,” said Jackson. Behrens also urged caution in choice of language in future engagements with politicians. “What often appears in a fractious debate is that our

opponents can drag us into the dirt by taking us to task for the language we use,” said Behrens. “We will refrain from tactics that will dehumanize our opponents… Coming out of the Hillier protest, there were a few moments when the nature of that dialogue bordered on the personal. We are very (upset) about what is going on, (but) I don’t want to be associated with a group that behaves that way.” In an interview with this newspaper before the meeting, Jackson replied to comments earlier in the day from Linda Bisonette, the president

and chief administrative officer of the hospital, about information being put forward by the opponents of the cuts. While Jackson agreed that the schools had taken over responsibility for the sexual assault educator position, he countered that in the sexual assault unit at the hospital, “there was a cut there beforehand, a 0.6 full-time employee.” Jackson also clarified that the loss of a full-time overnight nurse at the Perth campus of the hospital was in the medical/surgery department, not the emergency room.

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EMC News - Protecting the municipal boundaries is the debate for Montague Township council members as they battle the issue of Villa Montague around the horseshoe. A public meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 29 answered a few questions. The project, if left in the residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands, would move forward, creating jobs and a great place for retirement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not a meeting where councillors (both Smiths Falls and Montague Township councillors were in attendance) will be answering questions,â&#x20AC;? said Glenn Barnes, Montague Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CAO and mediator of the public meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an information session only.â&#x20AC;? About 60 people came out to Rosedale Hall to listen to developer Tom Assaly, of Assaly Asset Management Corporation, as he described his plans for the property, located on Highway 43, just outside the Town of Smiths Falls. It will only go ahead if lot 10 is annexed to the town for water and sewer in return for a share of the taxes generated over a 15-year period. If it happens, then the developer will invest even more money into the project to create a high-end retirement living facility as $4 million will be dropped into the project. Lot 10 will become the residential lot, while lot 11 will be for recreational enjoyment. If the service sharing agreement doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen, then

Assaly says he will be forced to create a septic system on lot 11 to complete the project and sell the property for its assessed value: about $633,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it (develop the site) because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see an eyesore there,â&#x20AC;? said Assaly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether we do it with a septic system or through town water and sewer; that is the question. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do this for charity. I really am in this to make money.â&#x20AC;? If the project is not given the green light by all three municipal governments on the annexation, including Montague Township, the Town of Smiths Falls and Lanark County, then projected revenues would be status quo: approximately $6,000 annually to the township, and another $6,000 to the county. Smiths Falls would not get a portion of that as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not using the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water and sewer. If however, the project were to go through, then projected annual tax income would be approximately $56,000 annually. Montague Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s half would be only one quarter, as one quarter would also be the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portion. Smiths Falls would in turn, receive half of that yearly revenue. The cost sharing would be for 15 years: after 10 years, instead of half the revenue going back to the township, it would drop to 40 per cent in year 11 and by 10 per cent in each of the following years until the 15th year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That $28,000 that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get annually you can put the other half into

reserves, or GICs and invest thatâ&#x20AC;Ś or reinvest in community,â&#x20AC;? Barnes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own the property forever. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the debate comes.â&#x20AC;? The question that really becomes where is the township going to be in 30 years? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding the financial impacts with the downloading thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on, the financial position of the province and its $15 billion debt, where are we going as a municipality? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make about double the money on this property, not to mention the initial investment on this property by the developer.â&#x20AC;? This is very attractive in the short term, Barnes noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then you debate the issue of where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be in 30 years.â&#x20AC;? David Lundy, OPSEU union vice president, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to see it move forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about a $2 million projected cost for economic spin-off,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The local economy will be the one to benefit. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get this done. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity for job creation.â&#x20AC;? Barnes added that to keep the viability of Smiths Falls â&#x20AC;&#x153;we understand that growth is a necessary evil to maintain the balance; we need more in Smiths Falls and to give them stability. Montague is benefiting from Smiths Falls because of all this semi-urban development occurring in the township.â&#x20AC;? The debate continues.


Robbie and Cathy Wood celebrate Smiths Falls landing $99,000 to go towards reviving the pool at the old Rideau Regional Centre, now the Gallipeau Centre, during a cupcake party at their offices on Friday, Feb. 1. Appropriately, they also toasted each other with water!

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EMC Events - Anyone interested in assisting the 2013 SFDCI Reunion committee in their planning process is invited to attend next Wednesday, Feb. 13 meeting at the Legion. The 7 p.m. meeting will fo-

cus on the discussion of plans for the July 1 reunion as well as begin a volunteer drive. Jackie Staples, who is involved in the planning process, said the hope is to host the reunion on the July 1 weekend at the Community Centre rink. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been such a de-

mand,â&#x20AC;? Staples said of the interest to host another reunion. All alumni students will be invited to attend the reunion, but first plans must be put in place. If you have an idea to share or some time to donate mark your calendar for Feb. 13.



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Fundraising support needed to aid woman’s health journey By STACEY ROY


A fundraiser in support of Jacqui Bowick-Sandor of Smiths Falls (above) is being organized for March 2324. Volunteers and business support is being sought in support of this initiative. Bowick-Sandor worked for many years at Warring’s Independent Grocer and then for a period of time in administration at local schools. When she wasn’t at work BowickSandor volunteered her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, the Smiths Falls Child Development Centre and her local Sunday

school. “She’s done so much for so many,” said Beth Green, a friend and organizer of an upcoming fundraiser. Friends and family have rallied around the woman and are hoping to host a fundraising dance in the community March 23-24, but need your help to make it happen.

inflammation that can kill off lung tissue. The drug, known as Esbriet, is being considered for people who have low to moderate IPF. Until Bowick-Sandor hears more from her specialist in April she is focusing her energy on one path of treatment - getting on the organ transplant list for a double lung transplant. “It’s a sad situation. You’re reaching out for a pair of lungs, but someone has to die,” Bowick-Sandor said. If she is successful in being approved for an organ transplant she will be required to move to Toronto until an organ is found and then for about four months afterwards. Looking forward to the day she can take a deep breath after going up her steps keeps her going as does the support from the community and others who are facing the same condition. “It makes all the difference in the world,” she said. Her hope is to one day get back into the Bear’s Den at

the community centre where she used to cheer on her team from the bleachers. Since her biopsy, Bowick-Sandor can’t be exposed to cold air for long periods of time, but would love to return to the rink some day by watching it in an air controlled room. On Sept. 19, 2012 Bowick-Sandor received further emotional support when she traveled to Queen’s Park in Toronto to mark the first Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day with politicians in an effort to provide greater awareness of the condition and increased support to research for treatment. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” she added. “I didn’t feel alone.” Bowick-Sandor isn’t alone in facing the daily struggles she deals with. According to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation website ( at least 30,000 Canadians have pulmonary fibrosis with an estimated 5,000 of them dying every year.

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EMC News - What would you think if walking up three steps and doing other dayto-day tasks literally left you breathless? Jacqui BowickSandor of Smiths Falls urges individuals to see a doctor and ask about the possibility it could be pulmonary fibrosis. For many years she passed her symptoms off as allergies and sinus issues, until the summer of 2010 when she was going in for nasal surgery and a doctor noted that her finger tips were swollen and clubbed. “I had no idea” that was a symptom of something serious, Bowick-Sandor said. From that moment on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has been in her life and led to numerous tests and doctors’ appointments. IPF affects the function of the lungs by scarring the tissue and eventually not allowing the lungs to transfer oxygen to the body. This can lead to shortness of breath (requiring oxygen support), a dry hacking cough, coldness in the hands and feet, memory loss and ultimately death. “I don’t really plan my life because the disease pretty well dictates what you’re going to do,” Bowick-Sandor said. This is a big difference from the active lifestyle the Smiths Falls resident enjoyed just a year or so ago.

“I have good music and a man that will cook a good meal,” confirmed Green. She is hoping someone in the community will step forward and donate a location for the fundraiser. Other needs include volunteer labour the night of, as well as silent auction items. Anyone who is able to help make this fundraiser a reality (including jar donation collections) is asked to contact Green at 613-275-1701 or via email at: greensmilenbhappy@gmail. com. The goal is to raise funds to help Bowick-Sandor and her husband with the ongoing costs associated with receiving treatment in Toronto. Despite the distance and cost to this reality, Bowick-Sandor feels blessed to be cared for by some of the best lung doctors in North America. “I really feel safe there,” she said. Her journey to the Toronto hospital was not a swift one. She has been misdiagnosed twice by the medical community (a common occurrence with this condition) and has fought and continues to fight for care. Unfortunately, there is no known cause of IPF and treatment is slow to become available. Last fall, the IPF community was turned on its head when Health Canada approved the use of a revolutionary drug treatment that attacks the condition in two ways: by addressing the scarring and

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EMC News - Students of Sainte-MargueriteBourgeoys school joined together around the holidays to collect non-perishable goods for the Knights of Columbus. This year a total of 500 non-perishable food items were donated. At left, the principal of Sainte-MargueriteBourgeoys, Johanne Bégin (centre), recently accepted a plaque of thanks from the Knights of Columbus.

EMC News - The following information came from the regular council session held Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

Reaction to cheese factory fire

Mayor Dennis Staples has extended the town’s hand to help their friends in St. Albert whose historic cheese factory burned to the ground over the weekend. The mayor offered to link them with vacant factory owners in the Smiths Falls area if a temporary facility were needed while the St. Albert site was rebuilt. “They were very appreciative of my call,” the mayor said.

Be informed on First Nations land rights: councillor

Coun. Dawn Quinn attended MPP Randy Hillier’s Jan. 29 public meeting on the ongoing Algonquin land claim issue and urged everyone to read the documents, be informed and form their own opinion. “We all need to work together,” she said. The town councillor does have some concerns with what she has heard, including free access to crown land (including the Rideau Canal) and the potential closure of Algonquin Park.

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Hub congratulations

Staples and Coun. Shawn Pankow extended their congratulations to everyone involved in making The Hub’s proposal to the Aviva Community Fund a success. Last week it was announced that the request for $99,000 was granted. These funds will be used to renovate the space for use. A request for operational funds is left to be discussed with all involved municipalities. “Our council will look forward to engaging in discussions with The Hub regarding our and other municipalities involvement and participation,” the mayor said.

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Regional 2013 priorities

Staples listed the 2013 priorities for the Eastern Ontario Mayors Caucus. The list includes: interest arbitration reform (ability to pay); sustainable infrastructure funding; economic sustainability; boundary issues between rural and urban; immigrant and in migration strategy for eastern Ontario; hospitals and health care; and the Rideau Canal-Trent Severn.

Home show update

Coun. Dawn Quinn confirmed this year’s Smiths Falls Spring Home Show has been confirmed by May 3 to 5 at the community centre. Vendors are already booking space with all proceeds going to the Murphy Park complex.

Hillcrest Cemetery update

Carol Miller, curator at Heritage House Museum provided a brief update on the completion of the Hillcrest Cemetery Archival and Interpretation project. As of Feb. 1 the website has launched at: So far 8,600 entries have been made to the database with details available at the museum at the cemetery chapel.

Gift From the Heart

Staples proclaimed Feb. 9, 2013 as Gift From the Heart Day in Smiths Falls in recognition of the fifth annual event in town. This Saturday Smile Sensations will be offering free dental care to residents without access as part of this national initiative. They have received more than 200 calls for service for 20-30 spaces and have tried to give a cross section to help as many as possible.

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Many events mark Smiths Falls Heritage Week Feb. 17-24 Discover Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop Come to the Heritage House Museum on Feb. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. and discover your roots. In partnership with the Lanark County Genealogical Society, learn the skills and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tricks of the tradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in our genealogical reference library. Price of $5 admission includes a full-year research membership to the Lanark County Genealogy Society. This workshop is for beginners or for those who have hit a road block in their family research. For more information or to register, please contact the Heritage House Museum at 613-283-6311 or by email at heritagehouse@ File photo

Jennifer DeBruin, author of A Walk with Mary, will be taking part in this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Week in town Feb. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Heritage House Museum.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Walk with Maryâ&#x20AC;? Book Signing, talk with author Jennifer DeBruin This event will take place on Feb. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage House Museum. Donations are welcome at the door. The Smiths Falls and District Historical Society would like to welcome you to â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Walk with Maryâ&#x20AC;? book signing and talk. Author Jennifer DeBruin will be at the Heritage House Museum

to share the stories and experiences brought forth in her book. Inspired by a true story and set in one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most historic regions, the lost Villages of the St. Lawrence, A Walk with Mary revisits places and times now lost to history. You will not want to miss out on this great event! For more information please contact the Heritage House Museum at 613-283-6311 or by email at heritagehouse@ Lest We Forget Exhibition grand opening! This event will happen on Feb. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage House Museum. Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute students will host the grand opening of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lest We Forgetâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. Learn the personal stories of the men and women from Smiths Falls and sur-

rounding area who served in World War One and Two. Take this opportunity to discover more about each soldier with the chance to talk to the students behind the exhibit. Each student will have researched one of the soldiers highlighted. Refreshments will be provided. Admission free. You will not want to miss out on this great event. For more information please contact the Heritage House Museum at 613-283-6311 or by email at heritagehouse@








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Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition On Feb. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. check out the free event at the library. Join staff at Smiths Falls Public Library to research your personal history with Ancestry Library Edition. One of the most important international genealogical collections available today, it contains thousands of databases including census, vital statistics, church, court, and immigration records. Starting with an overview of the content, you will then learn how to browse and search the various collections; view, print and save the materials. Handouts will be provided to help refresh your memory after the session. Limited number of spaces. To register call the Library at 613-283-2911.



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nicipal Heritage Committee as they provide a guided tour of some of the most interesting and surprising landscape and architectural gems in our community. Come and explore the history behind fascinating places and buildings in town. Let the history of these places change how you see them today. (Call (613) 283-4124 ext. 1116 for more information.

Stories from the Railway at The Station Theatre On Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. visit the Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave. for Stories from the Railway. Join the Railway Museum and the Smiths Falls Community Theatre for the next installment of this popular series where we welcome railway historians David and Andrew Jeanes. David and Andrew will describe the evolution of railway stations in eastern Ontario, as built by Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and their predecessor railways. This will include

wayside stations, such as the famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Van Horneâ&#x20AC;? (such as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CPR station) standard stations of the 1880s, as well as important terminal stations, such as the CPR and Grand Trunk â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unionâ&#x20AC;? stations in Ottawa. Union station and Smiths Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; station was built at the same time. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance online or by calling the museum. This event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the Railway Museum and the Smiths Falls Community Theatre. or (613) 283-5696.


History before your very eyes - walking tour This event will take place on Feb. 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is free of charge. Participants are encouraged to meet in the parking lot by the water tower, on Old Mill Rd. Join members of the Mu-


EMC Events - Mark your calendars for Feb. 17 to 24 for the first week-long celebration of Heritage Week in Smiths Falls. Heritage Week has been nationally designated since 1974 as a time for communities to come together and celebrate the unique place it has in history. This year, Smiths Falls will do this by offering various events throughout the week for all ages and interests. Anne Shropshire of the Municipal Heritage Committee, is pleased to join Heritage House Museum, Smiths Falls & District Historical Society, SFDCI, Smiths Falls Public Library, Municipal Heritage Committee and the Railway Museum in making this week of heritage events available to the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get people in town excited about their heritage,â&#x20AC;? Shropshire said. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line-up is an expansion from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned event when Nicole McKernan, then a planning student, presented her vision for a heritage conservation district. Join us for a winter walking tour of our oldest neighbourhoods, or take part in genealogy workshops. Keep warm and entertained with speakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; series or come out and celebrate an exhibit opening. Below is a detailed list of events taking place throughout the week.

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Remember When

100 YEARS AGO - FEBRUARY 4, 1913

Thanks goes to Ron and Tina Lyon who lent this image of Elizabeth Barnes to the paper. Barnes (1800-1891) earned her fame as the Witch of Plum Hollow and is reputed to have had psychic abilities. The photograph was taken by J. Moore of Smiths Falls, Ontario and was found in the Lyon family photo album from Arnprior. 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.

A two weeks’ Mission opened in St. Francis de Sales church on Sunday last. This week is for women and next week for men. This division is only for convenience, as all could not leave home at the same time as a general rule. Wherever convenient as with people from the country both men and women may attend all the exercises. The Mission is under the direction of two Jesuit Fathers from Montreal, Fathers Naish and Donovan. Excavation work for the C.N.R. station that is to be build at Rideau station that is to be built at Rideau Junction is to be commenced early in the spring, it is stated, and the structure is to cost $30, 000. Negotiations between the delegates of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers who have been at Montreal seeking increases ranging from 10 to 18 per cent in their wages and the Canadian Pacific Railway representatives have been temporarily suspended. 50 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 7, 1963 Delegates and their families from Eastern and Central Ontario will be in Smiths Falls next September for the two-day commemoration ceremonies of the Battle of Britain. This will mark the first time the event has been held here. The citizens of Smiths Falls will either donate 278 or more pints of blood at the February 14 Red Cross Clinic being held at Westminster Presbyterian Hall or the town will become the target for sneers and ridicule from its neighbouring suburb of Perth. All this is due to a challenge issued last week by Perth’s Mayor Scott Burchell which was quickly accepted by Mayor Arnold Gough. Employees of Hershey Chocolate of Canada Limited learned yesterday that the Teamster’s Union has applied to the Department of Labour for certification. A notice to this effect has been posted on all bulletin boards throughout the plant. Regulations require that employees be notified of the hearing in advance so that, if they wish, may file any petitions with the Labour Board. The Teamsters are asking that they be recognized as bargaining agents for Hershey employees. 25 YEARS AGO - FEBRUARY 3, 1988 Emotions were running high Thursday night as about 20 politicians, Rideau Regional Centre (RRC) officials and representatives from the social services and group home sector met to discuss the fate of RRC and its residents. The meeting was organized by Montague Reeve Bill Buffam in response to last fall’s announcement of future changes at RRC and all provincial institutional care facilities. Round two in the toboggan hill saga occurred Monday evening as council debated whether or not to accept a donation of land from Percy Joynt. Mr. Joynt has offered the town three acres of land on Substation Road, south of Smiths Falls for a proposed toboggan hill. On Thursday night, 16 of the town’s most eligible girls will gather at the Rideau Regional Centre to compare for the title of Miss Smiths Falls. For Carrie Schur, who will turn over her crown to a successor, 1987 was a good experience for the future. 10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 5, 2003 An overwhelming majority of Smiths Falls and area residents believe the public school board did not listen to the wishes of the community when choosing the site for a new high school. It’s not enough high school students have to contend with the new curriculum and the double cohort. Now their teachers are threatening a strike. On Monday, Feb. 3 secondary teachers with the Upper Canada District School Board voted 92 per cent in favour of strike action. Compiled by: STACEY ROY

Let’s get the show on the road EMC Lifestyle - What is the hold up? Tom Assaly is scratching his head. He’s the developer with a plan to give a boost to Montague Township, Smiths Falls, or both. He doesn’t care which side of the tracks he is on really. He just wants to back up his dump truck and get the project started. He wants to develop the Montague Villa project – has been wanting to do this for years now. Why he hasn’t turned tail and run off from this area by now is beyond me. It’s a no brainer to someone from the outside looking in, but what’s really going on here? At a public meeting led by the township’s CAO Glenn Barnes, and attended by about

Weir View LAURIE WEIR 60 concerned residents, Assaly was on hand to answer questions about the project. To get it off the ground, he needs the cooperation of the town, the township and the county to annex a piece of property to Smiths Falls. This in turn would be for water and sewer to the development that will be the ultimate in senior living. There are two pieces of property to this project. One part (lot 11) would stay with the township and it would be

developed into a great living space complete with a swimming pool, day activities, spa, etc. Lot 10 on which the villa itself would be developed would be annexed to the town. Why? Because the town long ago stated that it wouldn’t service properties with their water and sewer that fell outside the boundaries. The township wants to keep its land. The town wants to keep its water and sewer and any money that the service generates. But isn’t there a happy medium here? There is a 15-year deal in the works here, prepared by the CAO, who says the Smiths Falls CAO, Steve Fournier, is on board. This would see the annex-

ing of the said property, with a split in the tax revenues at 50 per cent for 10 years. This would decrease by 10 per cent to the township over the next five years, until their 15-year term was up. The financial spin-offs from a large scale, multimillion dollar project will far outlive the cons here. Jobs will be created, families will move here, and money will be spent. Montague Township councillors need to push this forward. Where is provincial downloading or another possible amalgamation going to leave us in the next 30 years? Take the money and run gang. Don’t look this gift developer in the mouth. He may move to another playing field.

Letters to the Editor

Tax increases a wake-up call: reader Editor’s note: It is noted in the proposed 2013 budget that the cost to house the fire trucks off site is $2,000 a month. DEAR EDITOR: Hang on to your wallets, taxes are going up. Over the past year council has continued to increase the town’s long-term debt ignoring the fact that the town’s growth is in neutral. The only way to lower the proposed tax increase is to continue to raise user fees even more. Reduction in the budgets of the various departments such as police and the fire department are also required. Why should my taxes go up in order to pay for the increased operational cost of a new hockey rink that was several million dollars over the original tendered value? Why should I pay more in taxes in order to support the payments for a million dollar fire truck that we really don’t need or currently have a fire hall to

park it in. (Council should disclose what it is currently costing taxpayers to park the new truck in a local garage.) Why should my taxes go up to pay for a new multi-million dollar police station when all other municipalities are switching to the Ontario Provincial Police for service? I find it interesting that there are not more town residents and small business owners that would be vocal about the decisions that have been made by the current council. I don’t believe new cars are flying off the local car lots or that real estate sales are booming. Perhaps it will take another tax increase next year and another one after that for tax payers to realize that increasing taxes just puts another nail in the coffin - a coffin that is holding the town’s economic future. Sincerely, John Clark Smiths Falls

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Parks Canada announces price freeze across board new products and services, like yurt accommodation and innovative interpretive programming. Some local fees may need to be adjusted or established as a result of these service enhancements. All revenues from fees at national parks and national historic sites and national marine conservation areas are reinvested at the location for such purposes as maintenance, repairs or replace aging visitor facilities as well as enhancing visitor experiences. Prices are set to ensure a good value to visitors as well as a fair economic return for taxpayers based on market value and

rates. Parks Canada proposes that future fee adjustments for major services be in accordance with the Consumer Price Index. The proposed fees have been developed taking into account the costs to operate boating services, economic considerations including local tourism support, value for money, revenues generated and comparative market research. Parks Canada costs for operating the canal lockage services are $18.5 million annually. Currently, revenues from canal lockage services users are equal to 9.6 per cent

of those costs. Comparatively, approximately 35 per cent of operational costs are recovered at all other types of Parks Canada operations. The proposed canal fee structure is necessary to better balance the amount paid by boaters for boater services with the public goals of heritage protection and tourism support to local communities. As a result, Parks Canada must increase the level of contribution by boats passing through canal locks to decrease the 91 per cent subsidy paid by Canadian taxpayers. The base price of 60 cents per foot per single lock through

Marc Garneau, Canada’s first astronaut, to visit Smiths Falls on campaign trail The stop will be an opportunity for area residents, elected officials and business leaders to meet Marc and learn more about his vision for Canada. Garneau, a former Naval Officer and Board Member of Calgary-based UTS Energy Corporation, has laid out a progressive vision for Canada with priority on the development of a balanced, creative,

Meals on Wheels changes for town EMC News - Community Home Support - Lanark County is pleased to announce a new partnership. Van Horne Retirement Centre has graciously agreed to provide Meals on Wheels for Smiths Falls and the surrounding area. Van Horne Retirement Centre is a well established part of the community and offers a tasty, nutritious, three month meal rotation. The meals, available Monday through Friday, are cooked on the premises and consist of soup, a main entree and des-

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sert for $6. As an introduction to Meals on Wheels, eligible seniors and physically disabled adults are welcome to phone Community Home Support - Lanark County at 613-283-6745 to order a complimentary meal. Community Home Support – Lanark County is currently recruiting new volunteers. If you are able to give an hour or more a week to the Meals on Wheels program or any of our other services - Transportation, Diners Clubs, Foot Care, Security Reassurance and Friendly Visiting or for more information, please call 613-283-6745.

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All persons having claims against the Estate of Mary Doris Heroux, late of the Village of Merrickville, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, who died at Jasper, Ontario, on or about the 30th day of November, 2012 are required to file proof of same with the undersigned on or before the 28th day of February, 2013. After that date, the Estate Trustees will proceed to distribute the estate, having regard only to the claims of which they shall have notice. DATED at Perth, Ontario this 21st day of January, 2013 David G. Heeley BARKER WILLSON PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 31 Foster Street Perth, ON K7H 1R8 Solicitors for the Estate Trustee

knowledge-based economy that creates real opportunities for both rural and urban Canadians from coast to coast to coast. “Over the past months Dr. Garneau has laid out a tangible plan for Canadians, including: a four-point plan to revitalize Canada’s economy; a strategy for providing real opportunity for Canada’s Youth; and much needed, democratic reform” said the event’s organizer Jeff Keays. “I am excited that the residents of Smiths Falls and the neighbouring communi-

ties will have the opportunity to meet with him in person. It is an opportunity to share their concerns and learn more about the vision that will take Canada to new heights. His decision to visit our community is further indication that the Liberals are listening to rural Canadians, that our voices, our concerns matter.” The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. A light lunch will be provided with ample on-site parking. Members of the public are welcome.


Traditional usage by seasonal pass holders has been 28 locks per year. Parks Canada has used this figure to determine the rates for the proposed seasonal, six day and one-day passes. Those holding a season’s pass will be locking free of charge after 25 lock passages while six-day pass holders will be locking free after 12 lock passages, and finally 1 day pass holders will lock free after four passages. This pass provides unlimited lock passage for one day at a rate of $2.40 a foot. The single lock fee is dependent on the level of lockage service and the size of the boat. Submitted by Parks Canada

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EMC News - Liberal leadership candidate Marc Garneau will bring his cross Canada campaign to Smiths Falls on Friday Feb. 15. Garneau, the Member of Parliament for Westmount–Ville-Marie and former head of the Canadian Space Agency, will make a stop at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, located at 90 William St. West.

has been established based on accepted rates boaters are already paying at some Parks Canada operated canals. Canal users at Parks Canada canals in Quebec are paying 70 cents per foot per lock at several locks while those on the Rideau and Trent Severn are paying 45 cents per foot per lock. Those current fees are to remain in effect for the 2013 season. The proposed fee, for 2014 season, of 60 cents per foot is a reasonable rate between these current fees and provides for consistency across the Parks Canada system of canals. The cost difference at some locks to 90 cents per foot per single lock through results from higher levels of service provided at those locks.

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EMC News - Parks Canada has frozen prices for all Parks Canada entry fees, camping at national parks, lockage and mooring at historic canals and several other national fees for basic services. This price freeze will help the tourism industry and local economies – and help more Canadians experience treasured natural and historic places. For the general public, 2008 prices are in effect until April 1, 2013. For commercial groups, 2009 prices are in effect until April 1, 2014. Throughout the next couple of years, Parks Canada will also be introducing unique


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Moving beyond exam week Free movie night highlights

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the most money will have first choice on many of the delicious baked goods. On the days leading up to Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, students can purchase carnations from the committee for friends or someone special. More information on this will be included in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article. All proceeds from these events will go towards the graduatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; prom. Members of the 2013 Re-

lay for Life Committee will be attending an event in Ottawa called Relay You. St. John, along with many other schools, will be encouraged to share their ideas and skits for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities. Our boys basketball and girls volleyball teams will begin a condensed LCIAA season next week with games against Notre Dame.

St. John supports fair trade EMC News - On Monday, Feb. 4, St. John students attended a Fair Trade presentation put on by our Intermediate Social Justice Committee and our Intermediate Student Council. This presentation kicked off the sale of Fair Trade certified chocolate that will be available until Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and sent from student to student in the form of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valentine Grams.â&#x20AC;? (Fair trade is when people in developing countries are paid fair prices for what they produce.) Our Grade 7/8 swim-


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ming lessons have been going well, although when my group was working on dives last week, I still couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep the water from going up my nose. Many of our students have been enjoying intramural floor hockey too, and last week participated in a tournament in Gananoque. Lastly, the Intermediate Public Speaking Competition was held on Feb. 6 in the school gym. The lucky winner will advance to the Royal Canadian Legion competition to represent St. John.

Drive safely this winter season


EMC News - The Smiths Falls Police Service (SFPS), Ontario Provincial Police, Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) and the Smiths Falls District Youth Center have commenced the Winter Driving Campaign for 2013. Below are some tips for winter driving. â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect summer highway conditions in the winter. â&#x20AC;˘ Always drive according to weather and road conditions. The posted speed limit is intended for ideal road conditions- in poor conditions,

reduce your speed. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. â&#x20AC;˘ Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and postpone or cancel your trip if the weather does not improve. â&#x20AC;˘ Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested before your trip. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep your headlights on all the time - donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on


daytime running lights. Low beams are more effective than high beams in fog or heavy snow conditions. â&#x20AC;˘ 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. Submitted by the Smiths Falls Police Service.


EMC Entertainment - On Saturday, Feb. 9 Smiths Falls and area residents are invited to a free movie presentation that highlights the ancient battle to unite China. The 2 p.m. showing at the Station Theatre (53 Victoria St.) will feature the film Red Cliff. Directed by John Woo (of Mission Impossible II), this 2.5-hour film is action packed from the moment of the first scene until the emotional ending. Set in China in 208 A.D. the film tells the story of two Chinese kingdoms (Xu in the west and East Wu to the south) who band together to repel General Cao Cao and his army of 800,000 men from taking control over all of China. What is most impressive about this movie isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ongoing bloodshed and battle scenes that pepper the film, but the moments when military genius is on display through the work of featured strategist Zhuge Llang. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the chap that makes our sister city famous. He is definitely one of the most famous historical figures,â&#x20AC;? said Peter Au of the Chinese and Canadian Heritage Cultural Association, which is sponsoring the film showing with the Station Theatre and the Friendship Circle of Smiths Falls-Xiangyang. The Friendship Circle is a new initiative that brings together organizations, businesses and individuals who see the value in strengthening the relationship between Smiths Falls and its sister city (Xiangyang, Hubei province) through the donation of time, resources or dollars. Anyone interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity can contact


Peter Au shows a decorative plate of Zhuge Llang, a brilliant military strategist living in 208 AD in China and one of the most famous residents of Smiths Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sister city, Xiangyang. A film featuring Llang will be shown Feb. 9, 2 p.m. at the Station Theatre. Au via email at: peter00au@ This weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film screening is the first example of what the Friendship Circle can accomplish by working together. Red Cliff is the famous battle between General Cao Cao and the other two kingdoms where Zhuge Llang distinguished himself by using his understanding in weather patterns and human nature to defeat Cao Caoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enormous forces on land and water. The ancient story is more than just war. It discusses the power of love on men and the opportunity that exists for everyone to tap into their abilities.

The local film showing is hoped to prime residents for the upcoming winter camp. From Feb. 17-27 the community will welcome 30 Chinese students (ages nine to 14) and four teachers to the area for an opportunity to experience Canadian culture while improving their English skills abroad. Their schedule includes an opportunity to skate, snowshoe at Foley Mountain, sleep at the Museum of Science and get a behind the scenes look at the Museum of Nature. Locally, the students will see town museums and experience winter carnival and laser tag with area school children at Chimo Public School on Friday, Feb. 22.

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EMC News -To celebrate the end of exams, student council has taken the time to write each Spartanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name on their own individual star. Make sure to look for your name hanging in the atrium! Congrats to each and every one of you for being a shining star. With Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day fast approaching, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prom committee is busy working on a number of fundraising efforts. On Feb. 14, the committee will be hosting one of their semi-annual cake auctions. Students will be asked to bring in their spare change to their period five class. The class that raises

SOCIAL NOTES 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 50th ANNIVERSARY Berwick and Helen Hyland are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 9th, 2013. They were married in Montreal, settled in Smiths Falls, raised 5 children and have 6 grandchildren. Stop by their home on Saturday evening (Feb. 9th) between 7–9 and/or drop them a note at

In the Honour of their Parents 50TH ANNIVERSARY The family of Lindsay and Velma McDougall Request the presence of your company to an afternoon tea at The Lanark Civitan Hall 2144 Pine Grove Rd. on February 17, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Best Wishes Only

HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY Justin Raymond Porter Schmitz February 7, 2013 Love Mom & Dad

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Langley André January 30, 2013 We love you Langley darling with all our hearts Love: Momma, Dadda, Rylee, Grandma & Gungaw XOXOXO

HERWEYER - Thomas Herweyer and Wendy Livingstone are proud to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Alexia Brooklyn Herweyer. Alexia was born at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on December 13, 2012 at 3:04 a.m. weighing 6 lb. 15 oz. Proud grandparents are Theo and Judy Herweyer and Cheryle Livingstone. Thomas and Wendy would like to thank Dr. St. Cyr and the nurses in Winchester for all their excellent care and attention.

ENGAGEMENT Catherine and Paul Miller of Smiths Falls announce with extreme pleasure the upcoming wedding ceremony of their daughter, Melissa Ann Marie Spence to Bradley Wade Justice, son of JoAnne Justice and Travis Justus of Colorado. A beautiful winter wedding will take place on Saturday February 16, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

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JOHNSON – Rob Johnson and LeeAnn Ropking, along with big sister Logan are proud to announce the new addition to their family. Ebon John, born on Dec. 21, 2012 at the KGH, at 8:01 pm, weighing 8lb.1 oz. Proud grandparents are John and Darlene Ropking and Wayne and Marjorie Johnson.

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GUY – Harmony Sherri Darlene Guy arrived at 10:25 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at a healthy 9 lbs., 4 ozs. A little sister for Kaydence. Proud parents Shannon Murray and Paul Guy, would like to thank all the staff at the Almonte General Hospital. Happy grandparents Terry and Darlene Guy, Cathy Dombroskie and Ted Murray. THE EMC - 41 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy 65th Birthday Alan The best Dad and Poppa Love Tina, Dave, Sarah Jackson, Cole, Alex, Travis, Nathan Janice and Terry

McDOUGALL, Charles (Chuck) - In loving memory of a dear Dad and Poppie who passed away February 5, 1998. Tenderly we treasure the past With memories that will always last. Fondly remembered Randy, Deb, Rob and Lindz

Gary and Gloria Wark would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Wark to Ryan Schoonrok, son of Gerry and Cindy Schoonrok.

HOGG – “Bryce William Hogg” born at Montford Hospital, Ottawa, October 19, 2012. Overjoyed parents Janine (Edwards) and Mike Hogg. Much loved grandson to Jacqueline Richer and Roger McCallum, Bill Hogg and Claudette Hubert and Marg and Paul Edwards. “We are so blessed”

HAPPY (early) 75TH BIRTHDAY Raymond Porter May 27, 2013 Love Diane, Joe & Justin

RILEY - In loving memory of a dear husband William Riley who passed away February 11, 2010. I’ve lost my life’s companion A life linked with my own, And day by day I miss him more As I walk through life alone. But looking back with memories Upon the path we trod I bless the year I shared with him And leave the rest with God. Deeply loved and missed Faye and family

The family of the late Margaret Allen wish to express sincere appreciation to Bayfield Manor in Kemptville for the excellent care she received during the past 15 years. Also to the Emergency staff at the Kemptville District Hospital for their kind and caring expertise during her final hours. Thank you to her friends who faithfully continued to visit or phone her with words of comfort and support during her years at the nursing home. Reverend Blair Paterson frequently visited Margaret at Bayfield and for his acts of kindness we thank you. His words of comfort and understanding during the funeral service were meaningful to all. Flowers, donations, phone calls, emails and those attending her funeral on such a stormy day were greatly appreciated by the family. We sincerely thank you Margaret’s family

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Edwards Courtney (Henderson) and Joel Edwards were married August 4, 2012. The beautiful ocean front wedding took place at “Oceanstone Inn” near Peggy’s Cove, N.S. Courtney and Joel reside in Ottawa. We wish them a full life of “Happily Ever Afters.” Much love, Annette and Charlie Henderson Marg and Paul Edwards

The family of the late Helen Yates would like to thank everyone for their words of condolence, acts of kindness, cards, Mass cards and donations in memory of our dear mother, nanny, and sister-inlaw. To our friends who brought food to our family that gratefully assisted with meals during the time of making funeral arrangements. A very special thank you to mom’s caregivers, Evelyn, Madeline, Mildred, Denise, Mary and Jessie for helping us keep mom at home and then your continued visits to the hospital and to Rose Bridge Manor. To all of Rose Bridge Manor Staff who our family cannot say enough about the excellent care given to our mother while there. For such a small, quaint facility the professional attitude and friendship extended to her and our family in difficult times is unsurpassed. Thank you to Greg and Judson’s Funeral Home for their support, guidance and professionalism and for that extra mile they went for our family. To Father Tom MacDonald for his spiritual words and guidance. To the C.W.L. of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church for the Honor Guard and the luncheon you provided. Mom was very proud to be a member of this group of ladies. To a wonderful group of friends, Don and Bea Murphy, Mary and Hubert Cowle, Chris and Sharon Healey and Audrey Whitmore for providing the family with a luncheon during the Friday visitation at Judson’s. To the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #475 for the use of their facility for the luncheon following the funeral service. Words cannot express our gratitude to Randy Leeder who delivered a eulogy that was heartwarming and a true reflection of our mother. To all eleven grandchildren who so proudly took part in their Nanny Y’s Celebration of Life. And finally, to mom’s dear friends and neighbors, Audrey Healey, Donna and Tony Healey who provided a family dinner to us at the farm . Our family is so blessed to have so many close friends and family for support. Mom felt very blessed to have all of you in her life. Sincerely, The Family of Helen Yates

THANK YOU The family of the late Robert Ferguson of Elphin would like to express our sincere appreciation to friends, family and community for their support following the loss of our dear Father, Poppa and great Poppa. Thank you to all who attended the visitation and funeral, sent cards of sympathy and floral arrangements and made very generous donations in Dad’s name. A very special thank you to Blair and Son and staff for their care and compassion. Thank you to Rev. Karen Hincke for conducting a very meaningful celebration of Dad’s service as an elder of Elphin Presbyterian Church for 61 years; to Lynda Russell for the music; and to Isabel Graham for singing “All the way my Saviour leads me”. A special thank you to Dad’s granddaughter, Michele McAdoo, for giving the eulogy with a personal tribute to his life and to Christopher Crain for reading Dad’s favourite poem, “High Flight”. Thank you to the pall bearers Sean McAdoo, Michele McAdoo, Megan Healey, Matthew Healey, Erwin Paul and Christopher Crain. We appreciate the delicious luncheon served by the ladies of Elphin Church. Special thanks to Rideau Ferry Country Home, Lanark Lodge and Dr. McLean for their wonderful care given to Dad. Thank you to everyone who visited Dad and sent him cards and gifts; he was very appreciative of your thoughtfulness. Cynda and Sandy McAdoo, Roberta and Brian Healey and our families

Celebration of Derrel Seward Derrel’s service was beyond wonderful... the Legion was packed, not even standing room. My good friend Shirley Bradley from the Salvation Army spoke about Derrel as she remembered him and his doggy Ziggy. Rev. Albert Hoppins gave a prayer service. Bernie Oldendorp told a few funny things about their lives growing up together. Alex Vankoughnept spoke about looking up to Derrel as his mentor. Thanks to my four daughters who went above and beyond and to Cindy for the collage of Derrel’s life with us. They loved Derrel so very much, but he was just plain loveable. Lastly, thank you to my family and friends who were there to help with my pain and to the Legion ladies and men for the food. Derrel will live in our hearts forever. Sandra

THANK YOU The family of the late W. Earl Code would like to thank relatives, friends, neighbours and co-workers for the love and kindness shown to us in honour of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather. The many who attended the visitation and service, thank you. Prayers, phone calls, cards, visits, gifts, flowers, on-line condolences and memorial donations were greatly appreciated. Our very special thanks to Reverend Grace Vaters for her truly comforting and inspirational service. Thanks also to Trina and Stuart for their touching words and tributes at the funeral – they brought both tears and smiles. Sincere thank you to the pallbearers – Dad’s 9 grandchildren and also to his honorary pallbearers, his 9 great grandchildren. We know it was a difficult task, but such an honour. Dad was so very proud of each and every one of you. Thanks to Stewart Blair and staff of Blair and Sons for their professional guidance. We want to convey our deep appreciation to Dad’s caregivers, especially Heidi for her dedicated care, love, friendship and unbelievable support for the last 8 years. Thanks also to Dr. P. Turner and Palliative Care nurses Dorothy and Leslie for their compassion. Heartfelt thanks Dad for the wonderful life, love and memories. Most Sincerely The Family

CHAFFEE, Jean Winnifred “Wynne” (nee Chaplin) Passed away January 28, 2013 , at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Will be greatly missed by her husband Alan, and her children Anne (Michael), Tom (Shannon), Laurie, and David (Tamara). Dear grandmother to Emily, Bennett, Morgan, Molly, Kina, and Del. Loving sister to Betty McGregor. Predeceased by her sister Helen, and brothers John, Don, Cameron, and Gordon. A public visitation was held Wednesday January 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home (56 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville one block east of Kerr St). A funeral service was held on Thursday January 31 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany (141 Bronte Rd, Oakville). Online condolences may be offered at

Powell Elvira Carolyn Powell (nee Burnside) RN

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. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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PERFITT Sadie Emily Loretta (Life Member of the Almonte Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Branch 240) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Sadie (nee Lang) in her 99th year. Beloved Wife and best friend of the late Capt. Arthur Perfitt and then the loving companion of the late Sam Arthur. Cherished mother of Sandra Davey (Don Rodger), Janet Deimel, the late Marlene Killeen, and Sam’s children Ron, Kathryn (Stuart), Allan (Marion), and Lynda. Greatly loved “Nana” of Ron Killeen (Sheila), Scott Davey, Dianne Davey-McLellan (Craig), Heather Baird (Steve), Jarett Davey, Todd Gallagher (Karen), Karen Gallagher (Steve), Steve Rodger and Mike Rodger (Julie). Proud “GreatNana” of Patrick, Liam, Samantha, Jackson, Liam, Aidan, Brennan, Quintin, Colin, Greyson, and Ariel. Predeceased by her parents William and Alice and siblings Charlotte, Lillian, Phyllis, William, Edgar, Percy, Keith and survived by her sister Marjorie. Family and Friends were invited to visit C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313 On Tues. February 5, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm and on Wed. February 6, 2013 from 10am to 12pm with a Complete Chapel Memorial Service to follow at 12pm. Reception to follow. A special thanks to her Garden Terrace family which was her home for the last eight years. Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Condolences & Tributes:

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BRYDGES, Earl. Passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 in Barrie, Ontario in his 96th year. Earl was born on the family farm near Almonte in the Ottawa Valley on May 7, 1917, the son of Charles and Annie (Irvine) Brydges. He earned his teaching certificate from Ottawa Normal School and started his teaching career in rural elementary schools in 1935. Interrupted by army service 1942-1945, he then furthered his education graduating from Queen’s University, Honours English and History, in 1948. He taught English at Renfrew High School before setting down permanent roots in Barrie in 1952, teaching at Central Collegiate and then teaching at North Collegiate when it opened in 1957. He was principal at North Collegiate from 1962 until his retirement in 1978. He enjoyed semi retirement while continuing to teach English part time at Georgian College. He also tutored English to Hispanic children for 10 years while wintering in Texas in later years. Dad was an avid square dancer well into his 80’s. He enjoyed the close friendships he developed through square dancing and education. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church from 1952. He enjoyed travelling, taking many trips that included Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, the Caribbean and Hawaii, and many parts of the U.S. and Canada. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Joyce (Throop), daughter Helen Andrews (Gregg), son Graham Brydges (Ruth), grandchildren Caitlin and Carolyn Andrews and Sarah and Allison Brydges and numerous nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by sisters Margaret Boland, Muriel More, Stella Dowdall and brother Orville Brydges, each of whom he loved deeply. He was proud of his extended families. Dad was a gentle man, always patient, accepting, optimistic and grateful for what life had given him. Family and friends will be received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie on Friday, February 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home followed by an opportunity to socialize with family and friends over light refreshments. Memorial donations can be made in Earl’s name to Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie, L4M 1G8 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at

Buttemer, Clarence Edward “Bill” August 19, 1922 - January 29, 2013 Veteran WWII

At the Carleton Place Hospital on Tuesday January 29, 2013 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his first wife Ena and his second wife Vicki. Loving father of Jill Ellison (Rick) and Dale Buttemer (Judy). Proud grandfather of Debbie, Karen, Chip, Andrew and Meaghan. Great-grandfather of Michael, Nicola, Ashley and Bentley. Bill will be missed by Vicki’s family, Jim Jarvis (Brenda), Caroline (Greg Brown), Victor Jarvis (Sharon) and Patsy (Dan Garvin). Bill was also grandfather to Jamie, Julie, Michael, Matthew and Meaghan, and great-grandfather to Jasper. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Thursday January 31, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. For those who wish a donation to the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated by the family.


JAMES Glenn Stanley Passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2013. Glenn James of Almonte, in his 78th year Husband and best friend for over fifty years to Helen. Cherished ‘Dad’ to Kevin (Ying), Judy (Perry), and Steven (Patsy). Proud ‘Grampa’ of Chad, Derek, Crystal, Tanya, Amanda, Mathew (Chelsea), the late Candace and six great-grandchildren Jennika, Alyssa, Jody, Rylan, Charlie and Kash. Sadly missed by his surviving siblings, relatives, and friends. Friends are invited to call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and where a Complete Service will be held in the Gamble Chapel on Saturday, February 9 at 11 AM. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. A special thanks to the Ambulance Attendants, Firemen, Dr. Glenn and staff at the Almonte General Hospital for their care and support. For those who may want to honour Glenn with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or Autism Society. Condolences & tributes:

Died peacefully at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ann Mains of Carleton Place. Loving father of Kim McKenna (Don) of St. Louis and Ben Tubman (Cindy) of Bracebridge. Loving grandfather of John (Amanda), Benji, Ginny (Chris), Becky, Maggie and Grant and great-grandfather of Robert, Andrew and Steven. Dear brother of the late Lorna McLaughlin and brother-inlaw of John Mains (Edna), Reba Featherstone (Glen), Henry Mains (Carol) and the late Melvin Mains. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The service was held at St. James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1 pm. Spring interment Munster Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Carleton Place Hospital or the Parkinson’s Society. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

Peacefully at home on Thursday, January 31st in his 79th year. Beloved Husband of the late Reta Babcock. Predeceased by his parents Hazel and Binford Babcock and Daughter Cheryl Nause (Pete). Loving father of Celina Ferguson (Cecil), Kevin Babcock (Ambie), and Paul Babcock (Sandy). Cherished grandfather to 4 grandchildren. Loving cousin of Geneva Braham. Everal will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at


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Hughes Carolyn F. Hughes (nee Lloyd)

Passed away suddenly at her home in Pakenham on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Carolyn Francine Hughes at the age of 54. Loving and devoted mother of Bryan (Jessica Lalonde) and Michael Hughes. Cherished daughter of Steward and Lorraine Lloyd (nee Watt). She is predeceased by her sister Lisa Lloyd. Carolyn will be fondly remembered by her brother Raymond (Debra) Lloyd, her sisters Debbie (Don) Frizell and Linda (Don) Locke, her adopted sister Lisa Mauro, as well as her extended family and friends in Pakenham, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and surrounding communities. Friends were invited to gather and pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral service took place on Monday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Carolyn, memorial donations may be made to the LAWS. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

TUBMAN, John Howard

BABCOCK Everal Desmond

James E. “Jim” King

Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Perth Community Care Centre, Perth on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 James Edward King at the age of 83. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (Patton) King in 1990 and his parents Archibald and Minola (Hart) King. Dearly loved father of Richard (late Kathy) King, Cheryl (Chris) Wood, Cathy (Tom) Young, Brian (Georgina) and Robert (Erin) King. Cherished grandfather of Dusty, Jennifer and John, Andrew and Kayla, Alisha and Aleana, Ashley, Brittany and Yardley and Hope and Mitchell and great grandfather of five. Dear brother of Edith (Thorpe) Moulton, Mildred (Barry) KerrBrennan, Winston (Kathy) King and the late Ken and Art King and brother-in-law of the late Hazel (Dunlop) King and Allan Kerr. Jim will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, all his family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in Balderson United Church on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the church hall. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Nicole Elizabeth “Nicki” CARLEY


Joan Elizabeth Olive Memorial Service Joan Passed away on Thursday January 17, 2013 in her 86th year after a lengthy and inspirational battle with Cancer. First diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago followed by bone cancer 13 years ago, she defined for all of us the meaning of courage and strength by demonstrating a tenacious will to live. Joan was predeceased by the Love of her life and husband Bill in 2000. She was surrounded in life, as at the end of her journey, by a dedicated and loving group of friends. Her circle of friends was wide and deep and was to her of profound importance. A special thank you to Dr. Hendry and his staff for their dedicated care of Joan over the past 25 years and especially during her last days in hospital. To those caregiver friends during her last 10 months in hospital and to those same caregiver friends over the past number of years whose kind efforts kept Joan living at home; Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased. You were good friends to our Joan – you will always be good friends to me – Howard. Joan was a passionate Anglican. She loved her church; the words, the music and the community. Cremation has taken place. To honour her life please consider the gift of a donation to Merrickville Holy Trinity Anglican Church in her memory. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., February 9th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Merrickville, followed by a reception.

July 9, 1983– January 31, 2013 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Nicki on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Maycourt Hospice in Ottawa after a brave battle with cancer. The beautiful bride of Brodie Marks. Devoted mother of Deklan. Survived by her mother Beth Montes (late Manuel Montes). Missed by sisters Danielle (Pat) & Julie. Predeceased by her brother Richard. Loving daughter-in-law of Donna Marks (Bob White). Special sister-in-law of Kailee Marks. Deeply cherished by her extended families in Ottawa and in Belleville. In life, she shone like a diamond. Her kind spirit, joyful laugh and beautiful smile will always be remembered. Her courage fighting cancer was incredible; her optimism and positive outlook was so encouraging to all. Nicki’s spirit will live on in her precious son, Deklan, and her loving husband’s special memories. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to an overwhelmingly supportive community, friends, neighbours and families during this very difficult time. Arrangements were entrusted to the BURKE FUNERAL HOME, 150 Church St., Belleville (613-968-6968). Visitation was on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 5–9 p.m. & Tuesday, February 5th from 10–12 noon followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. If family and friends so desire, donations to a trust fund for Nicki’s son “Deklan Marks in Trust” would be appreciated through Scotia Bank. Online condolences WWW.BURKEFUNERAL.CA

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McDougall Harold A. McDougall

Suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 3, 2013 Harold Alexander McDougall in his 91st Year. Beloved husband for over 67 years of Lois (Cline) McDougall. Loved father of Linda (Stephen) Little of Debic, New Brunswick, the late Deanna McDougall-Crevier (J. J.) of Maniwaki, Quebec, Hal (Donna) McDougall of Smiths Falls and Marlene (Joseph) Hanisch of Kemptville. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jim (Muriel) McDougall and Ray (Betty) McDougall. Predeceased by brothers, Wilmer (Fern McDougall), Boyd and Clifford and sisters Lorna Ireland, Lois Van Camp, Mary Watson and Jean Hughes. Fondly remembered by his 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 Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 73 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Wolford Cemetery at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Gordon James Fredrick “Jim” Gordon

At his home on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 James Gordon (devoted to his nursing profession in hospitals in Perth, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Ottawa) at the age of 82 years. Loved husband of Clare L. (Taylor) Gordon; son of the late Burns and Susie Gordon. Dearly loved father and grandfather of Eric (Donna) and their daughters Jen and Brittany, Kevin (Cathy) and their sons Matthew and Christopher, Beth (Kevin) Juffs and their family Brock, Curtis and Kelsey, Mike (Natalie) and their daughters Mikayla and Caitlin Gordon and Gloria Gordon. Dear brother of Gladys (late Willard) Gemmill, Bertha (late Stanley) Hanna, Bill (Doris) and the late Ross, Ed (Phyllis), Clifford (Marjorie), Bob Gordon. Jim will be sadly missed by his great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sisterin-law Grace Gordon; predeceased by his great grandson Mayson Gilbert. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

CAMPBELL, Mary - Born: March 22, 1912, Kamloops, B.C. Died: January 29, 2013, Castlegar, B.C. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina (Ronald) Stewart of Almonte. She is also survived by grandchildren Graham, Jennifer, Loree, Sheila and Rachel, as well as five great- grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Vernon (1977) and by her son, Burt (2007). A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Rita`s Catholic Church, Castlegar, B.C., on February 4, 2013. CRAIG, Della Beatrice - Peacefully at the Dundas Manor on Tuesday January 29, 2013. Della Craig in her 101st year of Winchester. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving Mom of Shirley Billings (Walter) and the late Jackie Craig. Cherished Grandma of Tim, Jamie (Cindy), Doug (Janet), Adam, Martin and the late Ronnie. She is also survived by many greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Dear sister of Donald Billings and the late Mary, Lillian, Rachel, Millie, Fred and Jim. By Della’s request Cremation has taken place. A visitation was at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 12 p.m. Spring Interment South Gower Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund.

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Carson Jessie Ann Carson

Peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Friday, February 1st, 2013 Jessie Ann (McIntosh) Carson (Registered Nurse graduate of the last class at G.W.M. Hospital) in her 100th year. Jessie was predeceased by her beloved husband D. Arnold Carson in 1996 and by their infant son, grandson Robbie and great granddaughter Charlee Rose. Loved and respected mother of Caroly (Robert) Gilchrist, Arlyn (Allan) McMillan, David (Jean), Donalda (Fred Dettling), Kenny (Karen McPherson), John (Susan) and Wendy (Lee) Moncrieff. Jessie was a special grandmother to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Donald (Ilene) McIntosh. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Keith, Gary and Carl McIntosh and sisters Donalda, Esther and Jean. Fondly remembered by her Lanark Lodge family, many friends and all who knew her. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 from 5:00 and 8:00 P.M. Funeral service and interment will be held privately for her family. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Dale Cameron-Petteplace To our sweet Dale who left us February 11, 2012. We can’t have our old days back, When we were all together, But secret tears and loving thoughts, Will be with us forever. Your beauty is missed in every way “Forever in our Hearts” Loved always Barb and Vic, Tim and Jen, Kayla and Jordan and Nic and Kylie

Anderson, Helen Margaret

Our Mum, well into her 104th year, and after a rich, well-lived life, has gone from us, taking with her sense of fun, natural warmth and valiant acceptance of the ravages of age. She was the eldest and much loved daughter of the late Joseph W. Weldon and Gertrude Mitchell and predeceased by her loving husband, Colin K. Anderson and her two brothers and one sister. She will be greatly missed by her children Duncan (Carol), Linda, Colin (Melody) and Susan (Rob) as well as her grandchildren, Will and Beth, Lindsay and Laurel, Ben, Nick and Emily, as well as her four (at last count) great-grandchildren. Not the least to mourn is her beautiful black fat cat, Ebony. Born and raised in Westmount Quebec, Mum and Dad moved from the large family homestead in 1992 into a small, more manageable house in Perth to be closer to their younger daughter. Mum was always an active companion to our Dad in all their activities, in outdoor sports such as skiing and tennis and in taking care of the large brood of children, born in quick succession. Mum had an affinity with nature and the outdoors, teaching us the names of the wildflowers, birds and trees she would point out as we strolled through the woods. Her gardens and indoor plants were always well-tended things of beauty and artistry. Outside of the home and family, Mum had a great curiosity about everything around her. She found an outlet for the self-expression in front of her word processor where she spun quirkily homespun stories several of which were published. She loved travelling and adventure. As a young woman before her marriage and horde of children, Mum found imaginative, short-term occupations such as administrative secretary in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as an actor in radio commercials, as an active member of her book club and through a lengthy adventure in England with a few of her many friends. Mum loved meeting new people and enjoyed people-watching and talking with all types of individuals. In later years, with her children all out of the house, Mum took the initiative of seeking out a course in library science and promptly found a part-time job in the Grace Dart Hospital library, a job she relished and took very much to heart. Our deep gratitude goes out to Mum’s devoted caregivers whose professionalism and loving care allowed her to remain in her own comfortable home until the very end. A special thanks to our head caregiver, Clare whose attentions to Mum knew no limits. We will be celebrating Mum’s life at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday March 3rd, 2013 at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth. The family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grace Dart Hospital, 6085 Rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal QC H1N 1C2, the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation in Perth or the local Salvation Army. Over Mum’s dining room table is a sign reading “Aged to Perfection” and that she certainly was. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

SCOLLAN – Billy, January 23, 1987 and Lois, January 31, 2001. Mother and Dad You are not forgotten Though on earth you are no more. Still in memory you are with us As you always were before. The Scollan Family

STODDART, Elizabeth “Betty” – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who passed away February 1, 2012. There is never a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. Forever loved Sadly missed by Joe and your family

TOM OKAGUCHI May 16, 1953 - February 11, 2008 It’s been 5 years and it doesn’t seem a day goes by that you’re not missed. There’s so many co-workers that often I see out and about that mention your name and also friends that you bowled with. Well Tom, what can I say, you’re a brother that can’t be forgotten again you’re just that special best friend a sister could want. The good times with our friends were certainly times well spent and always remembered. Tom when God took you away that day he took a part of me along with you. It’s hard to accept you’re gone. But I know you’re in a peaceful place. I miss you Tom, God be with you always. Missing you always are your nephews Allan, Jamie, Timmy and Todd Coughlin and special friend Dave Kirkwood. God Bless you Tom from your Angel sister Nancy

Dale Cameron-Petteplace February 11, 2012 Loving wife and special Nan. Our hearts still ache in sadness, Our silent tears still flow, For what it meant to lose you, Dale No one will ever know. We have a link to Heaven, That parting cannot sever, All our love and memories, Will be in our hearts forever. Sadly missed and always loved Steve and Quintenne

In Loving Memory Margaret Affleck February 6, 2012 Dear mother, grandmother And great-grandmother

A whole year has passed Since God called you away But still we miss you Each and everyday What we would give To take one more walk Or just quietly sit and Have one more talk Miss you mom And always will Forever in our hearts, Love, Brian and Kim, Wayne, Lorna and family, Gail, Oliver and family

(McGREGOR) McGONEGHY – In loving memory of a dear partner, mother, motherin-law, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother, Joan McGregor (McConeghy) who was taken from us January 29, 2010. 3 years have come and gone Since that one sad day, Where God came down and took our dear mother away. Every day in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Though absent you are always near, Still missed, still loved and always dear. Forever loved and always remembered Bob, Mother (Irene), Janice, Randy, Sandy and Families

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

7th 1975 - Etherington, Jessie Maude 2007 - Ireton, Glenn Eldon 8th 1984 - McInnes, Helen Blanche 1987 - LeClaire, Raymond Fredrick 1989 - McNaughton, Alfred Domenic 1999 - Miller, William (Grundy) 2009 - Bolton, John Louis Garfield 9th 1982 - Kellough, Gladys Cynthia 1984 - Timmons, Garnet Harvey 1993 - Watt, John Wilmer Earl 1998 - Miller, Fred Joseph 2001 - Warren, Robert Charles 2004 - O’Connell, Daniel George (Danny) 10th 1999 - Goodfellow, John Karl 2007 - Morton, Jessie Clementine


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


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”.

11th 1972 - Sadler, Gordon 1992 - Charlebois, Francis Leo 2001 - Sonnenburg, Stanley Earl 2007 - Barr, Queenie Georgina 12th 1981 - Watt, Florence 1984 - Vaughan, Mary Katherine 1986 - Gourlay, Jessie Ann 1995 - Munro, Jessie May 2002 - Brooks, Mary Elaine 2010 - Scissons, Thomas James “Jimmy” 2011 - Thurston, Charlotte 13th 1975 - Manson, Christina 1976 - Cochran, Catherine Helena 1998 - Drynan, Clarence Wm. Samuel 2000 - Dool, Anna Mary Margaret 2002 - Hutt, Norman Michael 2008 - Klaus, Franz 2009 - Halpenny, William Stewart “Bill”


BRENNAN Ruth Eleanor


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Loving you always, Forgetting you never, Nancy, Norman, Jeff, Judith, Zach, Angie, Amy and Randy


Peter Joseph Wilson Carty September 7, 1981-January 31, 2005. Hello my son, it’s been 8 long years since we lost being able to see you accomplish your dreams for your future that you had set out for yourself, to enjoy the children that you had dreamed of having. All the milestones at 23 you had ahead of you. Life is so unpredictable and sometimes so unfair. We miss every moment that we have missed in your life. All we can do is hope that someday we will all be back together and can have those moments that we could not have in this lifetime. Love you always and look forward to the day we can walk right up to Heaven and be a family again. Love you more today than yesterday, Mom, Dad and Kurt

September 20, 1922 – February 12, 2012 In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather We little knew that day, That God would call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, That day God called you home. Our family chain is broken, And nothing is the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

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

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Wanted- instruments. Acoustic guitars, violins and mandolins. Any condition. Fair pricing. 613-283-2368.

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SAUMUR, Gerry – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and brother who passed away on February 11, 2012. God looked around His garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Forever loved and always missed Rene and family Sisters Helen and Connie


MACLEAN - In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father and Grandfather, Richard, who passed away February 10, 2011. There will always be a heartache, And many silent tears, But always the precious memories, Of the days when you were here. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Greatly loved and missed. Evelyn, Shelley, Ron, Josh and Melissa.

VanALSTINE - In loving memory of Elizabeth Jean, February 8, 2007. We think of you in silence We often speak your name, We feel again that awful day That should of never came. Our hearts just feel so empty The aching has no end, Everyday we face the world Smile and play pretend. The days and nights keep passing As the weeks turn into years, By day we do our best to last, At night we cry more tears. What it meant to lose you dear No one will ever know, Our thoughts are always with you, Your place no one can fill, In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still. They say time heals everything But we know that isn’t true, It hurts just as much today As it did six years ago. Always love you, Your husband Leonard and granddaughter Amanda





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2 bedroom apartment, Perth, suitable for mature individual or couple, fridge, stove and parking included. $700/month plus utilities. 613-812-0809. 2 bedroom apt. at 41 Sunset Blvd Perth. Available Feb 1/2013. Call Bud at 613-267-0567 2 bedroom duplex. Almonte. Fridge and stove. Private entrance. Heat included. Nonsmokers please. March 1. 613-256-3335. 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.

One large bedroom in Stittsville, near the bus. Shared laundry, kitchen and bathroom. Gentlemen preferred. References required. $350 + parking. 613-831-7704.

Brockville Rd., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor 1 bedroom. Well maintained deck. Hydro extra. Available immediately. $560/mth. 613-283-1697.

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.

Carleton Place 1 bedroom, $750 plus utilities. Fridge, stove, parking included. Call Barry 613-837-7368.

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

Carleton Place. 2 bedroom apt. Centrally located. Back yard, parking, laundry. $900 + hydro. Non-smokers. No animals. 253-3456 days, 257-9005 eve.

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.

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.

Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002.

4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Carleton Place. Available March 1. Rent negotiable. 613-612-2727.

Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905.

Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266.

Carleton Place, bachelor suite, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798.

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.

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.

1 bdrm apt. in Lanark village. $450/month + utilities, fridge, stove, references. 1st & last months rent. MLS# 856377. 613-200-1000.

Almonte and Carleton PlaceGreat bachelor, 1, 2 and 3 bdrm units available! Parking and appliances included. Hurry these won’t last! 613-256-4309.

1 Bedroom - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building across from Almonte hospital Utilities included Laundry in building $690. Call 613-913-3095

Almonte- Bachelor apartment, $500/month plus utilities. Fridge and stove included. Available Feb. 1. Call 613-256-3202

1 bedroom apartment, village of Crow Lake, hydro included. Rent $850. 613-547-3413.

An ideal garage/workshop/storage space for rent. Downtown Almonte. $250 per month. Call (613)222-7426.

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Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, well located,, available now. $1025 plus utilities, wheelchair access possible. 613-257-5711. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $845/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650.

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.

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

Elmsley St., Smiths Falls. Large 2nd floor 3 bedroom apt. Laundry, deck, new hardwood, gas fireplace, utilities extra. Available immediately. $900/mth. 613-283-1697.

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.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878.

Perth. New townhouses for rent, 2 units on Perthmore St. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open kitchen, full basement and garage, private yard, private drive energy efficient with 3 new appliances, $1,350/month, 1-2 year lease, available immediately; 2 bedroom, 2 bath with many upgrades, private yard, private drive, energy efficient with 5 appliances, includes garage and full basement, $1,350/month, 1-2 year lease. Qualified tennants call Maggie 613-390-2488.

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

Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor (no stairs), $700/month, hydro extra, no pets. (613)296-3455. 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.

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Perth beautifully furnished, 1 bed + den, first floor, beside Stewart Park $1000+. 613-720-4712.

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 one bedroom, bachelor style comes with a pool table and all utilities included. $895.00. Call Tom, 613-284-1515. Mable St., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor 1-1/2 bedroom apt. Laundry, new hardwood, gas fireplace. Utilities extra. Available immediately. $700/mth. 613-283-1697.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380.

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

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.

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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, 73 Church St E., large 3 bedroom 1/2 duplex. Appliances included. $900/month plus utilities. 613-285-6054. Smiths Falls Bachelor apartment, $625. Fridge, stove, parking and utilities included. Call Barry 613-867-7368. Smiths Falls- Big and totally renovated insulated 3 bedroom up and down semi-detached. Driveway, small yard, no pets, non-smoking. Available March 1. $1,100 plus utilities. First/last. References required. 613-342-0829. Smiths Falls- bright, spacious 1 bedroom upstairs apt. in clean quiet 4 unit building. Walking distance to Independent Grocers. Fridge, stove, balcony. Mature tenant(s). No pets. No smoking. $550/mth plus utilities. Parking included. Available March 1. 613-283-1272. Smiths Falls, upper 1 bedroom apartment, $675 plus hydro. Available March 1. 613-284-2021. 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. Two 2 bedroom apartments. Smiths Falls, clean, quiet apartment building. 613-285-5549 ask for Don. 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.

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

Beautiful new energy efficient house, 2020 sq. ft. plus walkout basement, 2.35 acres, across Bennett Lake, 15 minutes north Perth, $329,000. 613-264-9016. Carleton Place, mobile home. 2 bedroom. Recent updates (roof, windows, furnace- too many to list). Selling for health reasons. Marge 613-257-3256. 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. Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

1080 Perth Road- updated 3 bed, 2 bath hi-ranch with finished lower level with too many upgrades to list. $284,900. Ben Wightman, Royal Lepage Team Realty 613-838-4858. 74 acre Perth area; retreat or hobby farm. Unique quality 3 bedroom, like new spacious bungalow, barn. Many mature trees, great privacy. $189,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 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. Majestic hill top waterfront; Westport area. 12 Victorian historic mansion. Garage, studio and boat house. On 6.33 acres. $289,000. A picturesque beauty. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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

850 sq. ft. commercial space on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

1 bedroom apt. Newly renovated. Fridge and stove. Hot/cold water. $700/mth. Perth. 613-267-2687.


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.

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. MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS can make this years Valentine’s day something to remember. Let it be the year you meet the partner of your d r e a m s . (613) 257-3531

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Lost, man’s gold band wedding ring. Sat Feb 03. Lost between Shopper’s Drugmart Perth and Barnabe’s YIG. Reward 613-267-3472. Leave message. 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.

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Badger Daylighting is looking for DZ Operators & Labourers for Hydro Vac Services. Email resume to: or fax: 613-839-0172. 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. Full service fire protection company requires experienced full time fire alarm technician for Ottawa area ASAP, generous benefit package. Apply by email: or fax: (613)749-3757. Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume: GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada – 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: HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

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To provide hospitality services at the arena; flexibility in shift work including weekends with no guaranteed hours. NOTE: SMART SERVE CERTIFICATION MANDATORY Please send resume, by February 13th to: Rick St. Dennis Director of Community Services E-mail: Fax: 613-284-8052 In person: 71 Cornelia Street West

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

Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable. Space available for two regular clients in Perth/Smiths Falls area. 613-267-7231. Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.

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OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (POSTING #PW2013-001) MANDATE: Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Operations Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance of County roads in a safe and efďŹ cient manner. Provide leadership, direction and coordination of Equipment Operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work as well as promote health and safety in the workplace. This position supervises and oversees small construction jobs as well as responds to and investigates any inquiries and complaints from the public. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume. THE EMC - 49 - Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183. Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613. Snowblowing and plowing. Winter checks on houses available. Chain saw work. Garbage removal. 613-926-2749 Ron. (Insured). T&S Flooring- specializing in the installation of hardwood, ceramic, uni-click, etc. Free Estimates! Call 613-349-7998 or email

CLEANING/ JANITORIAL Need help cleaning your house? Call Kathy for your house cleaning solutions. Flexible schedule. 613-256-4461.

Carstar Kanata (Allardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Collision Appraiser(up to $70,000 + a year), Bodytech Needed. This is your opportunity to join the leader in the Canadian collision repair business We offer: Attractive pay plan and career development. Apply today Ted Mills

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BONNECHERE VALLEY FORESTRY looking for bush lot owners interested in having their timber cut. Estimates free, referrals given upon request. Rene Mousseau, Proprietor, Call weekdays 7-8 pm, 613-433-7048 and weekends anytime 613-628-3317

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158

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



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The Project Management Services involves complete renovation/retrofitting of the Murphy Park Pavilion (corner of Park Ave. and George St. in Smiths Falls ). A mandatory site meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Please meet at the main entrance off Park St. The successful Project Manager will be required to furnish a 50% Performance Bond and a 50% Labour & Materials Payment Bond. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Documents may be obtained from the office of the undersigned. Mr. Rick St. Dennis Director of Community Services Corporation of The Town Of Smiths Falls 71 Cornelia St. W. Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A-0A5 (613) 283-4124, ext. #6101

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North Frontenac Non Profit Housing Corporation Central Frontenac Housing Corporation Permanent Part Time: 21-25 hours per week NFNPHC has a portfolio of 18 family units of social housing located throughout the Sharbot Lake area. CFHC has a portfolio of five one bedroom mature living units located on Clement Road in Sharbot Lake. Position Summary: A well organized productive individual is required to manage the above portfolio of housing units. Must be able to deliver property management services, arrange day to day maintenance and ensure property upkeep. Required to lease vacant units, prepare leases and other services as required under the Housing Services Act, and report to the Board of Directors at regularly scheduled meetings. Qualifications: t Individual must have knowledge and related experience in the field of property management. t Experience and knowledge of not for profit organizations t Working knowledge of Quick Books Small Business Accounting System t Familiarity with Budgets, Financial Statements and Accounting Records t Calculate and collect rents; t Liaise and communicate with tenants as required t Basic knowledge of Landlord Tenancies Act and Social Programs t Excellent written and oral communication skills Please send resumes to: The Chairman North/Central Housing P.O. Box 275 Sharbot Lake, ON KOH 2PO Closing Date: 3:00 p.m. February 15, 2013 Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shandex Personal Care is a member of the Shandex Group, a private Canadian business which is a principle supplier of Private Label Products to the major Drug, Grocery, and Mass Merchandising retailers in Canada and the US. Our manufacturing site, Shandex Personal Care Manufacturing in Perth Ontario, has a position opening for a Product Development Formulations chemist. The product development formulations chemist is a key member of our business development team, supporting key product growth and sales initiatives. Key Responsibilities: - To develop new personal care formulations and products supporting new business initiatives, improve product quality attributes, and to be cost effective. These products include bar soaps, liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. - To design and develop robust processes and procedures that supports the product development ďŹ&#x201A;ow from the lab to scale up production that optimizes manufacturing procedures. - To support customers with the formulation and development of new products. - To provide technical and regulatory expertise ensuring the developed products are safe, compliant to regulatory requirements, and to support Sales information requirements Job Requirements: - A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or a College accreditation in Cosmetic Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 -8 years of related formulation development experience. - A strong technical and practical knowledge of raw materials and related technologies in the cosmetic industry. - Hands on working experience and knowledge of analytical instruments and test methods for conducting chemical and physical testing of cosmetic applications. - Strong interpersonal, and verbal/ written communication skills, able to work independently or a part of an integrated project team. - A self- motivated individual, organized, detail oriented who can multi-task, and meet dynamic timelines. Send Resume to:


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(viewing from 8:30 am) Everyone come and enjoy the auction! We are selling quality antiques and furniture, beautiful glassware and interesting collectibles from Ottawa and area estates. From the helpful and qualified staff to the homemade cooking, we have it all! See for more detailed listing. Terms - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill 613-445-3269 613-821-2946

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~ Hot Property Auction. Affordable Brick House. ~ Investor or 1st time buyer, now is the time to take action, as this property must be sold to settle an estate. There is room for the whole family in this neat & tidy, comfortable, 2 storie red brick home w/ 3 bedrooms & a 4 pce bath. There are spacious open plan living & dining rooms situated off the eat-in kitchen which includes a 30â&#x20AC;? natural gas stove. A partially poured concrete basement houses a 100 amp service & both a natural gas fired furnace & hot water tank. Move right in & pace your renovations. Newer roof. Set on a good lot 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122;w x 132â&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. On town services. Taxes: $ 1,500.00 (+/-). Back yard is great for youngsters. Make time to view, get organized & be there on the big day. For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-267-6027.

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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.). For the Estate of Freida Shirley & 2 Local Estates. CASE 446 Lawn Tractor Turf Tires, Mower Deck, As New Fridge & Stove, Maple Dining Room Set Table, 6 Chairs & Hutch, AS BRAND NEW GE (RED) Top of the line front loading washer and dryer with stands, Hide-a-Bed as new, Wingback Chairs, 2 Chest Freezers, Jewelry, Household Items, Collectibles & 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; AS NEW Appliances, High End Furniture & Effects. OPEN HOUSE DATE FOR THIS PROPERTY IS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2013 FROM NOON - 4 PM. TO BOOK A PRIVATE VIEWING PLEASE CALL AUCTIONEERS. 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! WHAT WE DO: Auctions, Appraisals, Brand New Bed Sales, Moving & Trucking Services. CL420662_0207


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Citizens voice fears, hopes for Algonquin land deal By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – While the Perth Legion hall is far removed from the flying banners and protests of the Idle No More movement, the ongoing national debate about Canada’s relationship with the First Nations peoples still came to the surface last week. Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier hosted an information session on the Algonquin land claim agreement in principle at the Royal Canadian Legion hall on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and he was quick to state what the evening was not about. “It’s not about Idle No More. It’s not about Attawapiskat. It’s not about Caledonia. It’s not about the millions spent on the Indian Act,” said Hillier. The agreement in principle between the Algonquins and the federal and provincial government was publicly released on Dec. 13, 2012 and, having read through the document, “I found it necessary to have this meeting. This process has not been very inclusive of people.” While he stressed that he was not speaking on behalf of the negotiators, only himself as an MPP, he added that he wanted to “bring this document into the public domain,” even though it was “not set in stone.” He noted there will be more years of negotiation after public consultation, as well as votes at Queen’s Park, the federal parliament and in a referendum of the Algonquin people. While Hillier expressed what the meeting was not about, he admitted difficulty in deciding how to address the First Nations community. “I will use the word Indians, out of respect for Indians, because they deserve respect,” said Hillier. “I don’t know the proper name for them.” At this, attendee Maureen Bostock called out “they’re First Nations,” at which Hillier, appearing not to hear her, told Bostock that he would be taking questions at the end of the meeting. “He never used that language (Indian) again throughout the rest of the evening,” said Bostock afterwards, with Hillier tending to refer to Algonquins. “So, I was proud of that.” While Hillier stressed that the meeting was not about the Attawapiskat First Nation, or other First Nations whose accounting practices have been called into question, he noted that “we’ve had some pretty clear examples where individuals don’t have a voice in those monies or lands and we can see things are going wrong. We get unaccountable governance…and a disempowered people. We have seen examples of that recently.” Hillier said he had received correspondence from Algonquins themselves who “do not feel that they have been engaged” either. However, Hillier defended the Algonquins against claims that the agreement would be bad for social order. “I don’t want this agreement as a smoke screen for


People who attended a public meeting on the Algonquin land deal last week at the Perth Legion, check out an area map. people to do whatever they want,” said Rob Wiltson, doing things like blocking roads.

solution than to hand it (the land) on to a select group of people… (The land) has been available to all Canadians

“We are getting to address a wrong that goes back 200 years. All of this land, the land that this building is built on, this town is built on, is unceded Algonquin land.” MAUREEN BOSTOCK MEETING PARTICIPANT

“The Algonquins in eastern Ontario are not the Mohawks in Caledonia. There are differences,” said Hillier. “You can only judge people based on their previous actions.” The meeting drew a wide variety of opinion about the land claim process, and how a final agreement would be implemented. “This claim has cast a cloud over the title of all crown land in eastern Ontario,” said Hillier, and thereby “hampering economic development.” Hillier drew a chuckle when he pointed out that hammering out such a land claim was difficult because of the competing jurisdictions of the federal and provincial governments. Migratory birds, for example, according to Hillier, are covered by the federal government, whereas grouse and partridge are covered under the auspices of the province. Rick Antankowitz of Central Frontenac identified himself as a taxpayer who is “upset” when he sees the land claims process in motion. “As a taxpayer, do we not have the right to have a say on what is done with this land, as a people who are interested in this?” said Antankowitz. He expressed concerns that “there has to be some better

without prejudice.” Others saw the situation differently, that the claim was righting a historic injustice. “People’s lands were taken,” said Elizabeth Snyder. “For nearly 300 years, that has not been addressed. That’s a long time to be on other people’s land, rent free.” Snyder also expressed her view that the Algonquin’s demands were reasonable. “We have gotten off quite lightly,” Snyder said. “They could have asked for more. We are trying to right a wrong. This is a good step.” “We cannot undo history,” said Hillier in reply. “What we have done in the past has not worked,” he added, referring particularly to collective land ownership to be found on reservations, for example. Bostock stood up during the question and answer session to reiterate Snyder’s point. “We are getting to address a wrong that goes back 200 years,” said Bostock. “All of this land, the land that this building is built on, this town is built on, is unceded Algonquin land.” Other questions For others in attendance, the dominant issue was how their rights as landowners, fishers, hunters and foresters

would be protected. Peter Garrett of Central Frontenac has a problem that many landowners in the area face regarding the land claims issue. He owns land near Silver Lake, and the Algonquins have claimed an area that is landlocked. “The only access is through my property,” said Garrett, who wondered if the Algonquins would be allowed to use the private road into the area. Another hunter, Al Ireton, a former resident of Drummond Centre, had the opposite problem. In order to access his 88 year-old hunting camp, “we would have to drive through eight kilometers of native land. We’ve been told that we will lose access to those

Hunters were also in attendance to present their views on access to hunting areas. “We used to hunt and fish on crown land, (even) before the time of hunting licenses, to feed our families,” said Murray Myers, of the five generations of family members who enjoyed the outdoors. Another hunter, Wendell Crosbie, feared that the agreement would allow the Algonquins “to have rights to hunt everything, excluding moose and elk, 365 days a year.” “No, there are some nuances in there,” replied Hillier. “Personal use and personal consumption, there is no limit on the transferred lands.” “I have a lack of trust in government and negotiations,” continued Crosbie.

“They will own their land just as I own mine. I think this is an absolutely exceptional way of doing it.” RANDY HILLIER, MPP LANARK FRONTENAC LENNOX & ADDINGTON

hunting grounds. This is part of our hunting heritage too,” though Ireton added that he has spoken to other hunting camps in the area, and been informed that the Ministry of Natural Resources has told that “it is status quo.” Terry Bingley of Lanark also wondered if his non-registered trap line from Dalhousie Lake to Bottle Lake would be recognized by the land claims negotiators. “If it is not documented, the negotiating team is not aware of it,” said Hillier, who urged constituents to get any documentation to the negotiators as soon as possible to create a paper trail.

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“The trust is not there. They never consulted with the people of Canada.” Transfer of land Earlier in the evening, Hillier explained that the agreement involves the transfer of not less than 117,500 acres of provincial crown land to the Algonquins, who will set up a corporation to manage the land. “They will own their land just as I own mine,” said Hillier. “I think this is an absolutely exceptional way of doing it.” He was also quick to dispel rumours about the project, pointing out that it does not affect private property, will

not result in the closure of Algonquin Park, and no new reservations will be created. The Algonquins will also receive a one-time, lump sum of $300 million. “These lands will be subject to municipal zoning and property taxation just like other property is,” said Hillier. “Future land claims should follow this model and give transferred land directly to tribes. It is only fair that people are treated the same.” Hillier did take exception to the provisions made to the Algonquins regarding the free use of the Rideau Canal. “I don’t believe that is fair or justifiable,” said Hillier. “To give, forever, use of the Rideau Canal.” He also expressed his concerns about language in the agreement in principle regarding native logging rights. “The wording in the agreement would, to me, seem that there would be an advantage to Algonquins to cut on crown land,” said Hillier. “I believe that it (the agreement) is sufficiently vague that it needs to be tightened up.” While Bostock may not have agreed with everything Hillier said, she was glad of the opportunity for the community to discuss the matter. “There is a lot of old animosity and old racism that infects our community,” said Bostock, after the meeting. “People have to voice what they think,” she added, noting that she appreciated the forum offered by Hillier. “Even though Europeans were here for a long time, (First Nations) people were here before us,” said Bostock. The parcels of land are located in Port Elmsley, Kilmarnock, northern Lanark County, and in parts of Renfrew and Frontenac counties.


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Smiths Falls men fined $3,900 for hunting offences EMC News - Two Smiths Falls men have been convicted of multiple hunting offences and fined a total of $3,900. Nicholas James William Kelford pleaded guilty to six charges, including illegally hunting ducks, Canada geese and white-tailed deer during the closed season; illegally transporting and possessing white-tailed deer; allowing hunted game to become unsuitable for human consumption; abandoning hunted game, and hunting beaver without a licence. Kelford was fined $2,900 and is banned from hunting for two

years. William Jared Witham pleaded guilty to hunting white-tailed deer during the closed season and to illegally transporting white-tailed deer. Witham was fined $1,000 and is banned from hunting for one year. The violations occurred in March 2012 near McDonalds Corners in Lanark County. The court heard that the charges resulted from a joint investigation and excellent cooperation between the Perth Area Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Po-

lice. Justice of the Peace John D. Waugh heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Perth, on May 22, 2012. The men pleaded guilty on November 28, 2012 and were sentenced by Justice Waugh on Jan. 16, 2013. To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPSMNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Submitted by the Ministry of Natural Resources.





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EMC News – When the Queen calls, you answer. Not that an invitation from the mayor isn’t important, but no one was more surprised than Hugh Colton and Brad Kyle when they found out that the award they thought they were getting from Mayor John Fenik was actually Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. “As mayor, every now and again you get to present a very special award,” said Fenik during the presentation before Perth town council on Tuesday, Jan. 22, before a packed council chamber. Fenik and council were presenting the accolade to the two men for their work on the Build-a-Mountain of Food campaign. “Hugh is the face of our local food drive and in 10 other communities,” said Fenik, as he held the medals from Her Majesty. “But without Mr. Kyle’s generosity, the local food drive would not happen,” he added of Colton’s boss at Town and Country Chrysler. While the ceremony was heartfelt, Fenik made sure there was a bit of levity. “It’s like Lennon and McCartney,” said Fenik. “They make beautiful music together.” While he acknowledged that he is the public face of the campaign, Colton was sure to stress that “it couldn’t happen without the many volunteers. I thank the volunteers.” While there are many worthy causes out there, when it comes to providing the needy with food, “no better or more worthwhile cause than this,” said Kyle. Kyle noted that Colton was first hired on at his car dealership six years ago, it was only

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Annual pancake supper returns to Lombardy Feb. 12 EMC Events - The Lombardy Tri-Church Pancake Supper had its beginnings on Shrove Tuesday, 2000 when it was brought about by a few good men of the community acting on the idea of a similar endeavour in the U.S. These gentlemen brought together others from the three churches of the small village of Lombardy - the Anglican, Roman Catholic and United. The aim is to foster good Christian feelings and pride of our small community and is secondary only to the financial benefits of a charitable organization chosen.

The pancake supper is held yearly at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall and will be held this year Feb. 12. By asking only for a free will donation for the meal it is then accessible to everyone, including seniors and large families. A local choral group provides great entertainment throughout the evening, which runs from 4-7 p.m. Organizers expected between 600 to over 700 people to be served. The menu includes pancakes and sausage with syrup (real, artificial and diabetic) homemade beans, fruit cup,

tea and coffee. Some local businesses generously support our efforts by making donations toward the cost of by providing services in kind. Each of the churches use sign-up sheets for those wishing to help out. Each year an organization is identified as the recipient of the proceeds from the supper. Since its inception over $24,000 has been raised for local charities. For this year, local school programs directed at anti-bullying/suicide prevention have been identified as a worthwhile cause for our funding.

Feb. 13 employer workshop looks at immigrant work force EMC Events - When The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark consulted community leaders and employers in preparation for its Labour Market Planning Update for 2012/2013, many indicated they might benefit from an influx of newcomers to Canada to address skilled trades and workforce shortages. A free Employer Workshop being held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Smiths Falls Youth Arena Hall (150 Elmsley St. North) will provide tools for dealing with these worker shortages and hiring skilled immigrants. Hosted by the Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Project funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in collaboration with the LIP Renfrew and Lanark and the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) project, under which the recent

development of an online Job Board for the County of Lanark and Town of Smiths Falls was funded, the event is aimed at those who hire and manage staff, HR professionals and business owners. Among the presenters for the 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. session will be Don Curry, the Executive Director of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and Co-Chair of the North Bay LIP. Curry will be speaking on the Employersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Council that was formed as part of the North Bay LIP and some of the projects undertaken by the council. Andrea Seminaro, a citizen services specialist with Service Canada, will provide an overview of Service Canada programs and services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The presentation will focus on services for employers, newcomers and the working in Canada tool that provides a

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Registration is now open for Spring Fling Running Thing race By STACEY ROY

EMC Lifestyle - This April 21 the green monster will return to Smiths Falls and encourage residents and racers alike to shake off the winter blahs in support of a great cause at the second annual Spring Fling Running Thing race. The event will welcome participants for the 8 a.m. start at the end of Ferrara Drive (Cataraqui Trail start) for the 2-km, 5-km, 10-km and half marathon events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got 56 people registered already,â&#x20AC;? confirmed Corey Turnbull, event organizer. Early bird registration is now under way until March 1 featuring a special discounted entry fee of $15 (2-km), $30 (5-km), $40 (10-km) and $50 for the half marathon. Registration can be done online at and in person at SportX (11 Chambers St., Smiths Falls). This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will once again support the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation and its efforts to purchase equipment and necessary items for the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing medical care. Last year the spring race donated roughly $8,000 towards this cause with hopes of possibly matching that again this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially with the beds closing and some of the challenges they have now they can take this and do what they see

fit,â&#x20AC;? Turnbull said. A portion of race funds will go towards supporting a family who is working to establish their life after a horrific accident. Last fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sudden death of Joe Drummond at a construction work site in the area left his wife and two sons (Riley and Colton) to mourn. Turnbull said this year the race organizers will make a donation to the two boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trust fund in hopes of letting the family know they are still being thought of in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to support the family a little bit,â&#x20AC;? Turnbull said. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race is promising to build on the successes of its inaugural year, and organizers hope to see between 400 and 500 racers line up for the 8 a.m. start April 21. Last year the event shocked Turnbull by attracting 300 races â&#x20AC;&#x201C; double what he initially expected for the first time event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was incredible for sure,â&#x20AC;? he said. The success of the event caught the attention of the National Post where it listed the Spring Fling Running Thing as one of the top 50 races to run in Canada. For more information on the event please email Corey Turnbull at or go to www.sfrunningthing. com for coverage of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event.

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The green monster, Smiths Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Spring Fling Running Thing mascot, will be out once again this April 21 to greet racers in the second annual fundraiser in support of the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation. Registration is now available with the early bird rate ending March 1.


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Regional figure skating competition comes to town Feb. 23 By STACEY ROY

EMC Sports - The Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club executive is doing figure eights with excitement over the upcoming regional figure skating competition to be held in Smiths Falls Feb. 23. The full-day event will welcome 265 skaters of all

levels from clubs as far away as Cornwall, the St. Lawrence Seaway and across Lanark County. “There will be the full gamut of skill level represented,” said Rebecca Kavanagh, club president. “We’re quite pleased.” Spectators are welcome to come in free of charge to

cheer on the skaters who will take to the ice in both rinks from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The day of gathering team points through friendly competition wraps up by naming a club regional champions. This is the first time the Rideau Lakes club has had the opportunity to host such a prestigious competition in the

last 29 years and they’re hoping the business community and residents will be behind them in the effort. “We are looking for volunteers so if anybody’s interested in helping out” email the club, Kavanagh said. Volunteers who can spare any amount of time and sponsors interested in providing

cash support or a silent auction item are asked to contact the club as soon as possible at Organizers are looking for another 15 volunteers who can donate some time throughout the day. Kavanagh explains sponsorship is an important part of the legacy this competition

leaves the community. “It will help us keep our costs and registration fees down for our skaters in the future years,” she said. The executive thanks the Legion ladies auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star groups for providing the lunch and dinner meals for judges, etc.



Bears forward Nic Marchand fires the puck on net during last Friday’s home game against the Pembroke Lumber Kings.

Chris Maniccia (7) fights off the check of Pembroke Lumber Kings Keegan Harper. Maniccia scored once and assisted on another in the Bears’ 6-4 comeback win.

Five-goal third period gives Bears big 6-4 win over Lumber Kings was assisted by Karson McCartney. Carroll then put the home side up for good with his 14th goal of the season at 14:49. Assisting on the power play marker were Byron and Maniccia. And less than a minute later, McCartney added the insurance, scoring his 12th of the year from Ryan Eardley to make it 6-4. Bears goalie Patrick Martin was solid with a 27-save performance in posting his 20th win of the campaign. Andy Munroe took the loss

for the Lumber Kings. The Bears were hit with 23 minutes in penalties by referees Josh Foster and Scott Garrod. Pembroke was in the box for five minor infractions. Smiths Falls is on the road this week for two games. Friday, they are in Hawkesbury for a 7:30 p.m. start due to the Smiths Falls winter carnival which is on tap this weekend. Sunday will be a battle of Hwy. 15 rivals, as the boys are in Carleton Place for a 3

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ANNIE WEST Annie West, goalie with the Smiths Falls midget B Cubs, posted the shutout in the final game, allowing her team to capture the championship title in last weekend’s Nepean Tournament. West also shutout the North York Storm and Ottawa Ice as the Cubs went undefeated in five games.

p.m. start. The Canadians (33-16-1-1) are red-hot, having won nine straight and taken over the

lead in the CCHL’s Robinson Division from the Bears with 68 points. The Bears (30-18-1-2), who have

struggled of late with just two wins in their last nine games, remain in contention with 63 points.


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EMC Sports - The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears stayed in the hunt for the Robinson Division lead with a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Pembroke Lumber Kings Friday night at home in front of close to 800 fans. The first period ended in a 1-1 draw but the Lumber Kings shot ahead to a 3-1 lead after two. The Bears then exploded for five goals in the third period to pull it out of the fire. Daniele Disipio opened the scoring for Smiths Falls early in the first period, when he scored from Adam Abu-Ali and Blaine Byron at the 9:55 mark. Pembroke tied the score four minutes later with Owen McDade’s goal. In the second, Charlie Connell scored on the powerplay to give the visitors the lead, and Stephen Hrehoriak extended that lead to two goals before the end of the period. Chris Maniccia, the Bears’ leading scorer, brought the club to within a goal at 2:14, assisted by Jeff Carroll and Cameron Romoff, before Jesse Lussier tied things at 3-3 three minutes later on the power play. Emilio Audi put the visitors back up by one with a power play goal of his own at 10:11. But the Bears then took control scoring three unanswered goals over the final eight minutes of regulation. Newcomer Stefano Momesso squared the game at 4-4 at the 12:26 mark. He




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Midget B Cubs capture Nepean tournament championship

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Members of the triumphant Smiths Falls midget B Cubs pose with the championship trophy after defeating Nepean 2-0 in the final of the Nepean Tournament this past weekend. Back row (left to right) are Katie Brady, Bree Peladeau, Paige Dorey, Nicole McKenna, Reba Cassell, Brooklyn Scott, Hannah Knott, Elizabeth Holmes. Front row (left to right) are McKenzie Ryan, Nicole Robinson, Annie West, Brittany MacGillivray, Megan McCoy, Cassidy Nadeau. pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. The game would end 2-0 in favour of the Cubs. The Cubs finished the round robin with three wins and the highest goal percentage would earn the first place spot going in to the semi-final round. This meant they would face the Ottawa Ice in the semi-final game. With both teams getting chances and both goaltenders solidly tending their nets, the Cubs knew they needed to take advantage of better puck possession. Only after relentless fore check pressure by the team was Cassell able to lead the scoring with assists from Elizabeth Holmes and Brady. Ryan followed with a goal assisted by Scott and Knott. Despite a few tense scrambles in front of the net, West remained calm to earn the shutout with a 2-0 win. In the final game, the Cubs

faced a Nepean team which has been their biggest rival all year. The Wildcats defeated the Cubs

Regular season update The Midget B Cubs recently finished the regular season undefeated in their league earning them the first place spot. The Cubs have lots of hockey to look forward to with playoffs soon to begin. At the same time through a series of playdown games, the Cubs will battle for a spot at the Provincial Championships which are set to coincide with the IIHF Ice Hockey Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Championships taking place in Ottawa in April. On Family Day Weekend the Midget B Cubs are one of 36 teams representing several age divisions and levels who will take part in the 23rd annual Cubtown Tournament Feb. 1516-17-18.

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a 5-1 final. After a good rest, the Cubs would face the North York Storm the next day. Having easily defeated the Storm in Peterborough earlier in the season the Cubs were hoping for a more competitive game this time around. With only 10 seconds into the first period Peladeau assisted by Nadeau and Knott scored a lucky goal. One minute later it was looking as though it might be a repeat of Peterborough when Cassell scored a goal with assists going to Ryan and Scott. However the Storm would persevere and play a muchimproved game overall with stellar goaltending from their netminder. It would take the tenacity of Brittany MacGillivray to control the puck in her own end for the final several seconds of the game and successfully hold off the Storm who had

twice in the Cornwall tournament early in the year and so far this year the Cubs had not beaten Nepean. The game started tentatively with both clubs playing good team defence and giving up few chances. Megan McCoy was steadfast with smart defensive play and consistently won battles for the puck. The referees decided early that they were going to call the game close, perhaps to prevent any rough play from developing. Nepean drew 10 minutes in penalties in the first period plus a bench minor. The Cubs seized the opportunity and scored two power play goals. The first was a nifty little shot by McKenna and the second was a quick release from Homes with help from Dorey. Fortunately, the Cubs did not ease up as the second period saw the Cubs draw two penalties which could have given Nepean some life. However some really good penalty killing by all players, but notably Cassell, Brady and Holmes bottled up the power play. Once again, West was solid


EMC Sports - The Smiths Falls Midget B Cubs won their second tournament of the year by going undefeated in the Nepean tournament on the weekend. The Cubs opened the tournament against the Georgian Golden Hawks. The Cubs must have been excited for the tournament because they were running around, playing undisciplined hockey and taking too many penalties. At even strength it was clear the Cubs were the stronger team, but being short-handed for half the game certainly put a damper on their offensive game. Some hard work by Nicole McKenna and Paige Dorey paid off by setting up Reba Cassell for the all-important first goal. Unfortunately, the penalty parade continued and the Hawks tied it up on the power play. The game remained tied through the third period until Hannah Knott finished off a three-way passing play from Brooklyn Scott and Nicole Robinson for the game winner. The Cubs would face the Keene Wolverines later that day. With a renewed emphasis on team play and puck distribution the Cubs would find their groove. Although the Keene Wolverines turned out to be one of the fastest skating and forechecking teams the Cubs have played, the Wolverines could not match the Cubs in what may have been one of their best played games of the season. Bree Peladeau opened the scoring with assists going to Scott and McKenzie Ryan. Peladeau would go on to earn a hat trick with one goal assisted by Cassell and Ryan and one unassisted goal. Cassell would also earn one on her own and Katie Brady would conclude the scoring with an assist from Cassidy Nadeau for


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Girls hockey hosts its 23rd annual Cubtown Tourney Feb. 15-18 By STACEY ROY

tunity to purchase tickets to two exciting face-offs in the area. That weekend tickets to the March 29, 7 p.m. IIHF Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World championship pre-competition game in Smiths Falls featuring Finland and Czech will be available. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased during the week at the recreation office inside the Community Centre. Dave Harrison is also selling tickets for a Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World championship doubleheader April 5 when the USA and Switzerland (3:30 p.m. start); Canada and Finland (7:30 p.m.) face off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get to see two games for $54,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said. For tickets call Harrison at 613-283-7928.

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EMC Sports - Next weekend the skates will be sharpened and the pads put on for the 23rd annual Cubtown Tournament in Smiths Falls. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls minor hockey tournament runs from Feb. 15 to 18 beginning with a Novice House showcase game between the first and second periods of the Jr. A Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Friday Feb. 15 game inside the Memorial Community Centre. The remainder of the weekend will pit teams from the eastern Ontario area and as far away as Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay, Ont.; Potsdam, N.Y.; and Lac St. Louis, Que. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The (Smiths Falls) Bantam AA and the Midget B are at the top of their game this year,â&#x20AC;? said Vince Carroll, of the organizing committee. A total of 38 teams from a variety of divisions will take to the ice on both rinks for a full weekend of hockey action leading up to the championship games Monday, Feb. 18. Winners of the respective divisions will receive a team photo featuring their championship banner in place of a medal. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule begins with a $5 pancake breakfast being served from 8 a.m. to noon. The kitchen at the rink will be running all weekend to offer a variety of nutritious meal options for families who will be spending their weekend on site. Games begin on Saturday at 8 a.m. but the opening ceremonies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taking place until everything is in full swing at 11:45 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take more than 15 minutes,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said. The singing of O Canada and a formal puck drop by Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson will complete the ceremonies that morning. There will be lots to see and do at the rink next weekend, including a little window shopping at a few booths in the lobby. Event sponsor and apparel company, Gong Show will be on site selling their products as will volunteers of Do It For Daron who will be collecting donations to support youth mental health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were there last year so they said yes they would bring it again this year,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said. The Do It For Daron organization was created by friends and family of Daron Richardson who died by suicide on Nov. 12, 2010.

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Community News February 2013 R.R. #5, 310 Port Elmsley Road, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C7 (613-267-6500) Waste Site “Winter Hours” in effect Mon, Tues Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Winter Parking Regulations: winter parking regulations are in effect until April 1 2013.

Roads Department: Please drive with caution during the winter months as the roads department continues diligently to keep the roadways safe.

Recycling Tips: Place your Blue Box at the right side of your driveway (as you face the road) Place your Blue Box on your driveway and not on top of the snow bank. If your blue box is overflowing stand paper products on edge, deflate pop and water bottles replace lid, step on pop cans.

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Council/Committee of the Whole Dates February 5, 2013 CoW Meeting – 2:00 p.m. February 12, 2013 Council – starting 7:00 p.m. February 15, 2013 Public Works Visioning – 8:30 am followed by Waste Disposal Advisory Committee Meeting February 19, 2013 CoW followed by Council – 2:00 pm

PLANNING DEPARTMENT February 12, 2013 – Chris Morgan Zoning Amendment 6:30 p.m. February 13, 2013 – Minor Variance Meetings 6:00 p.m. – Sue Carswell – 100 Jerome Street 6:30 p.m. – Vincent Auger – 169 Cedar Crest Lane

DNE 200TH Anniversary February 28, 2013 - DNE 200th Anniversary Committee Meeting in Council Chambers at 310 Port Elmsley Road 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT Reminding residents starting a project without a building permit may result in a $250 charge. Solar Project on Drummond Concession 1 will commence shortly. Check each Thursday: Anticipated Solar Projects weekend work will be displayed on the Township website by Thursday of that week. For after-hours Township contact regarding Solar concerns call 613-812-0469

MUNICIPAL OFFICE closed February 18, 2013 for Family Day