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EMC News – Anglers, hunters, and cottagers vented their frustrations at not being included in the negotiations for the Algonquin land claim agreement-in-principle at a public meeting last week. One of the sore points of contention appears to be about whether or not private land will be lost in the transfer to the Algonquin First Nations. While an earlier public meeting on the claim, hosted by Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier, stressed that no private land would be involved in the transfer - that only Crown land was being transferred to Algonquin ownership - Matt Demille, assistant manager of fish and wildlife services, of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), was certain that privatelyowned land was at risk. “Existing private land users are going to be displaced from this land,” he asserted. “Public lakes are going to become private lakes. We may have trouble accessing these different lakes and rivers.” Demille was speaking at a public information session on the land claim at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion hall on Friday, Feb. 22, which was sponsored by the OFAH, Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations (FOCA), and the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA). For Demille, the conflict goes beyond simply accessing land. “It’s about maintaining our culture, our quality of life, our way of life,” said Demille. “Some of these are traditions that have deep roots. They last centuries.” He also charged that conservation would be affected since “fish and wildlife resources will need to reach a crisis level before the provincial government steps in. They are supposed to conserve fish and wildlife resources... for ourselves and our children.”

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Otherwise, he charged, the “future quality of public fishing opportunities will decline.” Angelo Lombardo, executive director of the OFAH, hastened to add that the meeting was not a forum for challenging the rights of the Algonquin people. “We are not disputing the validity of the claim,” said Lombardo. “The First Nations have a special claim under the constitution,” he said, before adding that people looking to contest the legitimacy of their claim should take their grievances elsewhere. But he stressed that nonnatives too had more than enough grievances against the provincial and federal governments. “(Non-natives) have the right to expect that their government is acting in their best interest,” said Lombardo. “The process has seen an appalling lack of transparency. Have you,” he said, pointing to the audience, “been made aware of this? Do you know what is at stake? Do you? When were you asked? They (the governments) will tell you that they have negotiated on your behalf and you won’t (have) had a chance to have a say. The future of your fish

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County surpassed their goal for their Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser by $11,000, bringing in a total of $81,000. The day-long event took place in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place on Feb. 23 and featured 161 team and more than 770 bowlers. Above, at Visions Bowling Centre in Carleton Place, Jackson Monette points at his ball gliding down the lanes about to hit the pins as Collin Monette from the Cooperators looks on. Above left, Cal’s Kin, were one of the many teams hitting the lanes in Carleton Place. Team members included Annie Dalton, Nick Glover, Carole Armstrong, Donna Dolan, Calvin Rathwell, Dale Dolan and Suzanne Baron. Left, members of the EMC team, Whoomp! “Spare It Is!, watch fellow participants bowl. From left: Jeff McFayden, Heather McLenaghan, Chris McLenaghan and Ryland Coyne.

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“So we need to continue to grow events like Bowl for Kids Sake to be able to serve more children.” BBBS matches children with an adult volunteer who spends one to five hours a week together, providing the youth with a mentor. Adult volunteers are fully

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Negotiators dismiss anglers, hunters claims as “categorically, inappropriately wrong” By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – The chief negotiator for the Algonquins of Ontario is hitting back at claims made at a recent meeting that private property will be handed over to the First Nations community. Bob Potts, chief negotiator for the Algonquins of Ontario, speaking from his office at the Toronto law firm Blaney, McMurtry LLP, dismissed the claims as “categorically and inappropriately wrong…There is no attempt to expropriate people’s private property. They seem to be presenting this false perception. I don’t know why they would say that. It bothers me that some are trying to pervert it… Fear mongering is so easy when people don’t have knowledge.” Potts’ remarks come in the wake of a public meeting on the land claim that was jointly sponsored by the Ontario Federation

of Angles and Hunters (OFAH), Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations (FOCA), and the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA), held at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion hall on Friday, Feb. 22. Potts, who has been working on the negotiations since 2003, said that he had met with representatives of all three organizations and was perplexed as to why they would be spreading such information. “That is unfortunate,” he said of the information being presented, such as comments that the agreement-in-principle, released in December of 2012, was essentially a done deal, and that private property would be handed over to the Algonquin people. “I emphasize the word draft,” he said, of the agreement. He noted that some of the concerns and questions posed by the three groups have already found their


Larry Arpaia, of the Greater Bobs and Crow Lake Association, points to a place on the map of Frontenac County, during a conversation with Coun. Derek Love (not pictured) of Lanark Highlands Township before the start of a meeting concerning the Algonquin land claim held Feb. 22 at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion Hall. way into treaty documents. “It really is quite unprecedented to have an agreement-in-principle in a treaty,” he said. “What a lot

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of people seem to be forgetting is that even when it is voted on,” in an Algonquin referendum, and at Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill, “there is a host of meetings that will be required to get us to the final agreement.” One such example of the logistical headaches yet to be ironed out are snowmobile trails. “There are snowmobile

that they don’t have the “money or resources to consider such a thing,” even if it were on the table. While the three groups chided both levels of government for not being open and transparent about the process, Potts stressed that the negotiations thus far “had to be confidential. This is the best we could come up with.” After many years of negotiations, in an area with more than a million people, thousands of acres of land, Algoquin Park and the city of Ottawa at play, “I make no bones about it. It is one of the most complicated (treaties) in Canada. (And) there is only so much land in this region,” that can be considered. He stressed that while lawyers and bureaucrats from Ottawa and Toronto are involved in this process, the Algonquins do not want to create any hardships for their neighbours. “They will not try to cause ruptures with their neighbours,” said Potts. “It’s going to take discussion,” as well as accommodation. “You’ve got to be respectful,” said Potts. “People are not construing it fairly if they say it is a done deal.”

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and wildlife is at stake.” Much of the frustration for the OFAH came from the unknown. “Many of the impacts of the Algonquin land claim are unknown,” said Demille. “There is a lot of uncertainty. We have a lot of questions. The first question is, why were you not consulted? Were current users asked how they would be affected?” He also alleged that, while the negotiators have told his group that non-native hunt camps will not be affected, some of his members have received letters from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources saying that their hunt camp was on crown lands in the land claim area and they may be asked to leave. “It will displace people,” Demille said. “It does not uphold laws... it does not consider the public’s needs.” Kim Rhodes, president of CSIA, took an even more pointed attack on the government. “If there is one thing we have learned in this process (it) is not to trust the government,” said Rhodes. “They have misled us. They have misspent $20 million of our money,” he alleged, of the money already spent on negotiations over the last

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20 years, and related costs. He charged that negotiators “seem to be calling the shots. They have no background in natural resource management. The negotiators are lawyers. They are not conservation specialists.” He also challenged the assertion that the agreementin-principle presented in December was still a workin-progress, open to revision after public meetings. “This is essentially the final treaty, unless people yell bloody murder,” said Rhodes. “The title ‘preliminary draft’ is pure fantasy.” As for the public meetings, like the one to be held at the Perth Lions Club hall, 50 Arthur St., on Thursday, March 7, from 3 to 8 p.m., he dismissed those as an exercise in “simply putting a check in a box to create the illusion of consultation.” Terry Rees, executive director of FOCA, also expressed concerns with the “opaque” nature of the discussions. “We feel like we have been shut out,” said Rees. “Are we interested? You’re damn right we’re interested.” Rees called it a “surprise and fairly offensive,” that he and the other groups present had not been consulted on the issues. He also charged that even

the municipal governments in the area “were complicit in this,” since, he said, they provided the two higher levels of government with parcels of land in their areas that could become part of the pack. “We are clearly worried and want to be part of the consultation,” said Rees. However, Rees hastened to add that his group simply wants answers and is willing to work in cooperation with the Algonquins. He pointed to one member who had built and maintained a private road on his property that runs into what will become Algonquin territory. He does not mind sharing the road, but simply wants answers about its future. During the question and answer session, there was a myriad of questions, including accusations about native spear fishing and poaching near Wesport. “We’re not the Ministry of Natural Resources,” said Greg Farrant, government affairs and policy manager for the OFAH. “The First Nations have certain rights under Section 35 of the constitution... (which) quite frankly, they are right that we don’t have and never will have.” The discussion also extended to the proposed 30,371-acre Crotch Lake Provincial Park.

“It won’t be run by the Algonquins,” said Demille. “It will be co-managed by the Algonquins and the Ontario government. We don’t know what that means.” “It (the park) is not just proposed,” said Shirley Giffen. “It is recommended,” though she feels it is at odds with provincial policy. “The justification for having another park in the area is questionable,” said Ed Giffen. Cottager John Duffy pointed to a public, twoacre island in the middle of his bay, surrounded by 87 cottages, which is used by everybody for camping. The tiny island is now part of the land claim. “It’s the people’s island,” said Duffy. “To privatize it just strikes us as bizarre.” Paul Ameral reiterated that he bore no ill will towards the Algonquins. “Nobody is arguing that there is a legitimate claim,” said Ameral. “Of course, I don’t want it to be me,” that is affected, negatively, by the outcome. Farrant agreed that the likes of Chief White Duck “have always been open to discussion and sharing their views with us and hearing our side.” He added that, until this past December, “to a large extent, the Algonquin people were just as well-in-

formed as we were” on the issue. Algonquin Chief Doreen Davis, of the Shabot Obaadjiwan in Sharbot Lake, was in attendance at the meeting. “We were there just to listen,” said Davis. “We documented a lot of the questions and concerns,” from the meeting, which she brought to the attention of the negotiators during a conference call on Monday, Feb. 25. “We are trying to listen carefully to hear those concerns,” said Davis.

“I came back with a lot of material.” She said that she would encourage people with questions to attend the information sessions around the province, and in Perth, starting in March. She will be in attendance at the Perth and Kingston meetings. “There (those meetings) would be a more appropriate place to answer those questions,” she said. “It’s quite intense. If I were in that chair on the other side, I would be asking those very same questions.”

Interval House film showing March 7 EMC Events – Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) is planning a free film presentation at the Waterside Retirement Community Home in Carleton Place Thursday, March 7. The event is taking place to celebrate International Women’s Day. The film being shown, ‘3rd World Canada,’ surrounds eight children and their community who are left behind to piece together the aftermath of suicide and the legacy of 3rd world conditions imposed on Canada’s Native people. Set in the backdrop

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Beth Sinclair, centre, resource development manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is welcomed at the Feb. 18 Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) meeting by vice-president Jackie Boyer, left, and president Brenda Ethier. Sinclair shared insights and information about her important local volunteer organization. For the full story on the meeting, please see page 55. Submitted photo


Lack of good news on the environment should be no surprise DEAR EDITOR: The federal Minister for the Environment, Peter Kent, recently lamented the lack of good news he and his department are receiving in the media. One has to wonder where this Conservative Minister has been for the last few years. Just look at his record. Under Minister Kent’s watch, the Conservatives have gutted environmental protection, eviscerated the Fisheries Act, dismantled protection of Canada’s lakes and rivers, and drastically reduced the budget of Parks Canada. With their majority, the Conservatives have rammed through Parliament two omnibus budget bills to avoid scrutiny of the elimination of most federal environmental assessments and the removal of protection for fish habitat, paving the road for resource development with no oversight or consultation with Aboriginal Peoples and stakeholders. After seven years of stalling and polarizing the debate, serious measures to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change have gone nowhere. Furthermore, the Conservatives have reduced our capacity to monitor polluters and the ability to make evidence based decisions

by cutting hundreds of scientists at Environment Canada. They have also cut Canada’s ozone monitoring and research program and are closing the world-renowned facility for freshwater research and education, the Experimental Lakes Area. Why does Mr. Kent think this is all good news? Because the Conservative Party thinks protecting the environment hurts the economy. They’re wrong. Resource development can be responsible and can still create jobs while protecting the environment. Proper environmental assessments not only ensure that development does not harm our planet, but they ensure that it has a social license to proceed. Without the proper approvals, protests and legal challenges will dog projects for years and create expensive uncertainty for business plans. Instead of digging his head in the sand, Minister Kent should be restoring oversight and doing his job to fight climate change and protect Canada’s environment. Now that would be great news! Kirsty Duncan, MP Liberal Party of Canada Environment Critic


Bowled over by generosity EMC Editorial – The sounds of fun and fellowship could be heard in bowling lanes throughout Lanark County on Feb. 23 as Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County held their annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser. This event, which takes several months to plan and coordinate, serves as the largest annual fundraiser for BBBS, accounting for nearly 30 per cent of their overall budget. Going into last Saturday’s fundraiser, the organization had attached a goal to raise $70,000. Once the dust settled and all monies were accounted for, they weren’t disappointed in the least. They reached their goal and in fact, surpassed it by $11,000, bringing in $81,000 to aid their programs and services. A staggering 770 bowlers participated in fundraisers in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place with 161 teams coming together. While many simply dedicate a day to participating in the event, the effects of the funds raised are seen throughout the year in the good work BBBS does in our communities. In order to help children reach their full potential, BBBS provides important mentoring opportunities to kids throughout the county by matching them with a caring adult volunteer who spends on average, one to five hours with their ‘Little’ each week. Currently, there are more than 340 who benefit from this service in Lanark County, which allows children to become positive contributors to their communities. And that is just a taste of what BBBS can do for local youth. They also offer an in-school mentoring program which is one-onone and has become one of the fastest growing initiatives with the national BBBS organization. This involves a volunteer spending one hour per week with a child between the ages of six and 15 doing non-academic activities. It has made a difference in many lives and according to study commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, 90 per cent of mentors saw a positive change in the child they mentored; 88 per cent of students showed improved literacy skills; while 64 per cent developed a stronger self-esteem due to the mentoring program. These numbers could never be reached without the generosity of the communities in which BBBS serves. Locally, there’s no doubt BBBS has the support of Lanark County as evidenced by the success of Bowl for Kids Sake and the number of volunteers who consistently step up to the plate.

Spring colours help to take the chill off of winter EMC Lifestyle – Although Father kept telling Mother there was a lot of winter left, Mother refused to believe him. She was sure she saw a robin. Father said it was a blackbird. I was never sure if Mother hated the winter because we were locked in for weeks, only venturing as far as church and Briscoe’s General Store, with trips into Renfrew – only if it was necessary – or because she remembered milder weather this time of year in her beloved New York City. But by the time February started to wane, Mother’s patience with the snow, the bitterly cold nights huddled together in the drafty kitchen to keep warm, and the frost-covered windows all took their toll on Mother’s usually happy mood. Even though the days were getting longer, the evenings stretched out before her, and I could tell she ached for spring

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and warm nights, when she could open the windows and feel the cool country air coming in. One Friday evening she announced that even if the snow came down in buckets, she was going into Renfrew in the morning. And yes, I could go with her. The old Model T had long since been up on blocks in the drive shed, and so Queenie would be hitched to the cutter for the 12½ mile trip into town. Mother’s peddling eggs, butter and chickens waned during the winter, but that day, under piles of blankets, she was prepared to visit her

warm-weather customers so that she could have what was called back then, “egg money.” There were things she needed. She had written out a list, and we dressed like mummies, with hot bricks at our feet. We set out, just Mother and me, for the long cold trip into Renfrew. Queenie’s breath seemed to freeze in the air, and the cutter cut deep into the snow along the Northcote Side Road, but the fur rug, wrapped tight to our chins, kept us warm. Mother was in much better spirits than she had been all week, for which I was grateful. We headed right for Walker’s Store after Mother got

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rid of the chickens, butter and eggs, and her little change purse bulged with coins from her sales. She seemed to know exactly what she was looking for and we headed to the back of the store, pausing for a few seconds on the big iron grate in the middle of the store where heat from the coal furnace puffed up warm air. Here was where the bolts of materials were stored, on long shelves, like books in a library. Mother said she was there to look at the Dan River Cottons. The sales clerk pulled the first pile down off the shelf, and Mother asked if she wouldn’t mind bringing down the pile next to it. I knew exactly what she was looking for. This pile had several bolts of Dan River plaids in glorious mauve and pink colours...the colours of spring. Mother lifted one bolt off the pile and put it to her nose. She inhaled as if she were smelling

a bouquet of roses. “It’s 19 cents a yard this week,” the sales clerk said, and I knew she was wondering if Mother could spare such a portly sum. She could indeed. Hadn’t we just sold a cutter full of chickens, butter and eggs? We left the store with four pieces of Dan River Cotton, all in the palest of colours, and even though they had been put into a Walker’s Store paper bag, I could smell the sweetness of the new material as I carried the parcel back to the cutter. After a stop at the drug store, we headed back to the farm, and I sat huddled under the fur rug with the parcel of material clutched tight to my chest. After supper, with all of us sitting around the big pine table, with the exception of Father who was in his usual spot in front of the Findlay Oval, Mother took out the pieces of Dan River Cotton and spread them out before her. They

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would become house dresses, and blouses for Audrey and me, and fill many an hour for Mother working her magic on the old treadle Singer sewing machine. Before it was bedtime, we could hear the wind picking up outside and, as it always did when that happened, the back door shuddered with the storm’s onset. Father put another log, as long as a broom handle, into the stove, and Audrey without being asked, rolled up two small braided rugs and put them at the bottoms of the doors leading outside and into the summer kitchen. The kitchen was as warm as we could make it. So Father was right. The back of winter had not been broken; there was more to come. As the storm raged outside, Mother let out a deep sigh, and rubbed her hands over the new pieces of Dan River Cotton.

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$199,900 This is one of the sweetest home & properties you will see- meticulously cared for both inside & out- dotted with gardens, trees, flower beds & a pond, great location only 5 minutes to Perth- pine cabinets & plenty of counter space in the kitchen with built-in desk area-updated 4 piece bath with molded tub unit & linen closet- refinished pine floors highlight the living & dining areas- 2 good sized bedrooms on the upper level, each with closet & bright upper landing suitable for a computer desk- 4 season sunroom is perfect for enjoying bug-free evenings or your morning coffee overlooking the above ground pool & decking- 18x24 detached garage with automatic opener- vinyl thermopane windows, new front porch- pool & accessories, gazebo, 4 appliances included. MLS# 091191601524100 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215



Your LOCAL ‘A’ TEAM Norene Allan 613-812-0407 Christian Allan 613-207-0834


Well maintained building fronting on the main street of heritage Town of Perth. 2000 sq ft of store front/office/retail and an additional 7000 sq ft perfect to convert to retail/ storage/ residential development. Its size and location make this building a unique opportunity for any business wanting to be in the downtown core. Offer Price $549,000 Call Paul Martin 613-264-1023

Unique 2 story spacious family home on private 2 acre lot less than 10 minutes to Perth. 3 bedrooms, family room, 2.5 baths. Gorgeous stone fireplaces in the living room and dining/kitchen—made for entertaining and relaxing. $409,000 Call Barbara Shepherd on cell – 613 326-1361


$319,900 – Private 2.81 acres in the popular county community of BurgessWood just 15 mins. to Perth – enjoy joint ownership of 200 acres with trails, etc. PLUS, 4000 feet of waterfront on Otty Lake. Bright and spacious R2000 cedar clad, split level 5 bedroom home. Call Barbara Shepherd. Cell - 613 326-1361.



Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613-326-1361



Your LOCAL ‘A’ TEAM Christian Allan 613-207-0834 Norene Allan 613-812-0407

$49,900 – wholesale bakery for someone who loves baking- space allows for expansion into retail if desired.

$254,900 Solid 3+1 bedrm maintenance free brick bungalow located 2 miles to Perth. Excellent family home with hardwd fls thru din., liv., bedrms. & hallway. Kitchen has been totally updated with nice white cabinets, breakfast bar, dishwasher & new cushion flooring. Main bath has a new vanity & flooring. Full finishing lower level with big family rm w/wett certified woodstove, 3 pce bath, laundry, office, utility & great storage. There’s also a walk up attic for future development or storage. Att. 24 x 26 insulated garage and lovely pine finished 12 x 16, 3 season sunroom. Gorgeous landscaping especially in the back yard. Dble paved driveway, new shingles. MLS# 091990802047660

$428,000 Dramatic 4+ bedroom century stone home located 3 km to heritage Perth on gorgeous 2 ac property. Incredible renovations & updating completed since 2000 ensuring the heritage look & feel has not been compromised- the interior was gutted back to the stone walls with 2x6 walls, insulation, drywall & new windows completed- original hardwood & pine flooring was saved & pine woodworking & doors finished to complete this country gem- the 2 four pce baths are new, kitchen was totally updated with maple cabinets, bamboo floor, stone fireplace with propane insert & back staircase to master bedroom area. The back wing has powder rm, laundry area, utility & mudroom, screened porch overlooks pool, deck & backyard area. Original 800 sq. Ft. Carriage house with finished loft & separate outside access would be perfect for in-home business, in-law suite, m/fl family room areagorgeous property, 36 x 88 barn, att. 32 X 32 dream garage, paved driveway, above ground pool & deck area! Mls# 091191101031500. check out the you tube video at Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215


$15,000 plus inventory – card and gift shop with perfect corner location providing extra window display!


924 Drummond Conc. 1.


$69,900 Plus inventory - corner of the 2 main streets. Selling clothing for the entire family plus specialty items including yarn .



$319,900 Great neighbourhood, located on quiet paved, dead-end street in the heart of Rideau Lakes near Rideau Ferry. This 9 year old 2 storey home has a dramatic front gothic dormer allowing all kinds of natural light into the front & upper foyer areas; main floor living area is nice & open with generous sized living room with fireplace, nice sized dining area with terrace door to screened sunroom, great working kitchen finished with oak cabinets & lots of counter space. Main floor master bedroom with combined 3 piece ensuite & laundry; 2 large bedrooms with double closets & 4 piece bath on the upper level. Bright family room with woodstove and workshop & storage area on lower level. Detached 24x24 foot garage, gorgeous grounds, gardens, pathways & small fish pond. MLS#.091990801510101 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1213


$819,000. Built in 1842 the original stone house is of hybrid architectural styles including late Georgian, Neoclassical and Gothic Revival and these stone cottages are seen frequently in the Ottawa Valley - situated on a 4.05 acre lot within Heritage Perth, the main house is approximately 7000 square feet in area and is currently being operated as a bed & breakfast. This 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom home has been a single family estate home through most of it’s history. Paul Martin 613-264-0123

$378,000 Dramatic open concept design with 13 ft vaulted ceilings & hardwd fl, gas heat & great neighbourhood. Energy efficient 3+1 bedrm bung. fall in love with the look & feel of every room. Hardwd flooring flows through main living areas with ceramic tile in the kit., bathrms & foyer. Fl to ceiling gas firepl with raised granite hearth & patio doors to covered rear deck highlight the living rm. The spacious dining area opens to the kitchen, with beautiful cherry cabinetry, top quality stainless steel appliances & back door entrance to rear deck. The master bedrm sees it’s own 5 pce ensuite bath & walk-in closet. Located at the opposite end of the house are 2 good sized bedrms & 4 pce bath. Lower level has a bright, fully finished family rm, 2 pce bath & 4th bedrm plus great storage in utility rm. Other features: above ground salt water pool with heat pump heater, central air & central vac, generator panel, water softener, paved driveway, main flr laundry with access in from dble attached garage, interlocking brick walk-way, icf foundation, certified R2000. gas heat & hot water. MLS# 091991901031161 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1213


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Andrew Rivington* 613-812-3280

Joanne Bennell* 613-812-0505

Bob Ferguson* 613-812-8871

Barbara Shepherd* 613-326-1361

Christian Allan* 613-207-0834

Oral Pretty* 613-264-0123

THE EMC - 10 - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Julia Scotland** 613-390-0401

Norene Allan* 613-812-0407

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925 BURCHILL RD. – $242,000






8 BASSWOOD CRES. - $369,900

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Nan Bell Broker

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Broker of Record


426 CTY., RD. 41 -$219,900


Rob Garvin


12 RIVER ST. - $174,900 KEVIN GRIMES***

Lisa Ritskes

Francine Rever

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John Gray

Broker of Record C) 613-868-6068

Open House

Sat 11:00 – 12:30

836 Cty Rd 29. $189,000

Charismatic Century home offers you a modern feel & classic charm.


Open House

Sat 3:00 – 4:30

34 Carol Cres. $199,000

Fully finished 3+1 bdrm home. I car garage, in a desirable neighborhood


Open House

Sat 1:00 –2:30

57 Aberdeen Ave. $154,900 New windows, insul. Basement, gas furnace, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Yes! See

Open House

Sat 3:00 – 4:30

4 Morgan Ave. $214,900 4 bedrm , 2 bath home nestled a quite Perth neighborhood. See

Garry Beep Dalgleish Sales Representative C) 613-880-4434

Open House

Carol Barber

Broker C) 613-285-4887

Sat 1:00 – 2:30

251 Ebert Rd.. $309,600 Beautiful family oriented 4 bdrm 3 bathrm home. Well worth seeing! See

Open House

Sat 3:00 – 4:30

57 Golf Club Rd. $264,900 3 bdrm red brick bungalow with substantial quality renovations. See

Linda Hewson

Sales Representative

C) 613-812-8037

Open House

Barbara Reade

Sales Representative C) 613-812-0542

Sat 1:00 – 2:30

10 Ford Cr. $219,900 Fully finished 3+1 bdrm home. Paved drive, central air, prop heat. See

Open House

Cole Walker

Sales Representative C) 613-812-0536

Sun 11:00-12:30

318 County Rd 16 $184,900 Modernized home. Big kitchen, large master, Hardwood, pool ++ See

Open House

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Gerry Seguin

Sales Representative C) 613-852-4313

Sat 2:00 – 4:00

1613 Crowder Rd. $359,900 Fully loaded Spencerville family home . Wow. You get a lot here! See

Open House

Sun 11:00-12:30

874 Kitley Line 3. $199,999 *Hot Price. 3 bdrm family home, hrdwd flooring, many updates, paved rd, cable


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Open House

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27 Kelly’s Rd. $419,900 Impressive size, lot, appointments & added features. A real must see! See

Open House

Sun 1:00-2:00

52 Thomas St Almonte $234.900 New Furnace & price, 4 bdrm 2 bath c/w main level in-law suite See www.rcrhomes.a/839547


Open House

Sun 1:00-2:30

10 Abel St. $184,900 Move in condition 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with detached 2 car garage. See

Open House

Sun 1:00-2:30

20 Bay Rd. $254,900 Open concept well maintained 3 bdrm with a long list of updates. See

Open House

Sun 1:30 – 3:00

82 Meadow Lane. $399,000 4 bdrm Rideau Waterfront home just south of Merrickville. Wow!. See

Open House

Sun 2:00-4:00

6712 Roger Stevens $374.900 Newer home on +3 acres includes a 24 x 40x14 high insl/heated shop See

Open House

Sun 3:00-4:30

323 Drum Con 11. $249,000 3+1 bdrm home , private country lot. Minutes from Carleton Place See

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Open House

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2847 Hwy 15 S. $279,900 4 bdrm, 2 bath brick Bung on 7.73 acres. Out buildings, stall barn etc See


Sun 3:00-4:30

2357 Nolan’s Rd $295,000 3 bdrm country home on 96.6 acres. Commuters Location See

37 Station Rd. S. $174,900 Unique 3 bdrm home on 3.12 acres. Sunroom, hardwood & tile See

143 Elmsley St. N. $223,000 This 3 bdrm plus 2 bdrm duplex is being extensively renovated. See

52 Wills Rd $289,900 Immaculate condition 4 bdrm fully finished home. Backyard retreat! See

THE EMC - 11 - Thursday, February 28, 2013

132 Bennett Rd. $299,900

Tranquil & serene aptly describe this 4 bdrm, 3 bathrm log home.


5 Bacchus Island Rd. $499,900

4 bdrm home, 2 car garage, 35x50 det. shop, tennis court, 6.3 acre lot



30 BELL AVE – $224,900 ROB GARVIN*

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Demi Thompson

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Paul Gordon

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Kevin Fenner

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Low maintenance year-round 3 bed cottage/home 5 min to Perth! Spectacular sunrises, great views & easy access! Many upgrades-siding,doors, windows, insulation, wiring, plumbing, recently updated kitchen & bath, new deck & stairs to dock. Move-in ready! $317,500. Call Jennifer Glazier: 613 812 8114


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

RE/MAX would like to extend a welcoming hand to its newest Sales Rep, SHERI D’AOUST


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

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




3 bed versatile home 2 enormous masters w/ en-suites; gourmet kitchen, open plan dining/living, gas fireplace…

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.

Sheri is local to the area & has been working in the Real Estate Industry for several years now. She looks forward to THE LINKS providing her excellent service to all forPERTH Executive luxury condos on the Tay. 1 to 3 mer, present & new clients. She offers bedrooms. All units have river views. Starting professional service with results! If you from $325,900 are thinking of selling or buying a home Pre-selling now. or need guidance concerning where to Demo Suite at Best Western Plus Hotel in begin, give Sheri a call 613 812 9344 Perth

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


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 $349,900 HOST: Rebecca Wissler 613 264 9481


Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $315,000 Host Randy Cavanagh: 613-464-1000


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 $249,000



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

Great family home on quiet 4.9 acres. 4 beds, 2 baths. Completely renovated. Det single garage with carport. SMITHS FALLS Fully finished lower level with walkout & storage. FOR SALE OR LEASE: Walking distance to Palmerston Lake & many walking 2,200 sqft, 3 bay Mechanic /Welding Shop with 480 sq ft office space. Fantastic Location! $219,000 trails. $159,900

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

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


Sheri D’Aoust

Sales Representative



MOTIVATED SELLER LEAVING PROVINCE. 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




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.

Silvia Blanchard

Sales Representative


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


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


THE EMC - 12 - Thursday, February 28, 2013

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


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


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Sparkling Sharbot Lake waterfront!! Quick, buy your tickets to the Toronto Boat Show & have fun this summer in this meticulously constructed new bungalow, nestled on a private wooded setting boasting 166 ft of pristine waterfront. Vaulted great rm boasts an entire wall of dramatic palladian windows. Absolutely breathtaking views of Sharbot Lake thru full length glass railings, which bring this exciting Feng Shui setting to your chairside. I love the design of this home; especially the open concept LL which offers a grand walk-out. Make your dreams come true. See you Sunday!

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 3, 1-3 PM Power of sale! Looking for deeded water access to Mississippi Lake, this 2 bdr boasts wrap around deck with view of the lake, an above ground pool with gazebo, creative stone walkways invite you to an outbuilding that would be ideal as a 32 x 20 ft bunky for summer guests.This property is sold as is and requires TLC. Upgrades incl shingles/ 09, septic, drilled well & deck approx 7 yrs old. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the opportunity of owning this amazing setting! Hosted by Danette.





Enchanting custom bung nestled on a secluded, manicured setting in prestigious â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stonehome Estatesâ&#x20AC;?. This exciting home is full of surprises from the moment you walk into the dramatic front entrance, which invites you into a thoughtfully designed custom build. A fabulous sunlit kitchen offers a lg island, always a hit for those who love to entertain! Gleaming hrdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thruout entire mn level. Wait until you see the expansive bright ll, it is a winner, boasting a cozy ffp in an amazing famrm & a 4th bdr. P.S. I forgot to mention the private, romantic veranda off the mbr. This home sparkles!!

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 3, 1-3 PM This home is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;deďŹ nition of eclecticâ&#x20AC;?, privately nestled on a fabulous wooded riverfront setting on the Jock River! Where to begin? Perhaps the funky stainless custom kitchen, maybe the unique brick ffp that hugs the corner of the mn ďŹ&#x201A;oor fam rm & cool lvgrm or maybe the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of a kindâ&#x20AC;? view of 300 ft of spectacular rushing waters that ďŹ&#x201A;ow by this everchanging wooded setting. 75k of upgrades have created an amazing, certainly unique, home that will invite the artisan or outdoor enthusiast to make this destination in the village of Ashton their home. Hosted by Sharon


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Clayton, what a charming village!! Looking for a great location off Hwy Sought after walkout on fabulous #7?? Not a driveby this 4 bdrm boasts setting on the peaceful Indian River. fabulous space to entertain, garden, What an idyllic setting for an oudoor and live life to the fullest. A super eatenthusiast, bird watcher, or a retired in kit, charming lvgrm with hrd ďŹ&#x201A;oors couple who demands the very best in and an awesome LL family room with a custom home. Gleaming hrd ďŹ&#x201A;oors walk-out & huge guest bdrm. Fab accentuate vaulted ceilings, fabulous windows will welcome the views. Att 24 x 24 ft gar w/ deck for summer entertainingâ&#x20AC;Ś Seeing is believing!! MLS: #846507 2nd gar wksp, what a perk for the handyman!! MLS: #796446




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THE EMC - 13 - Thursday, February 28, 2013

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SATURDAY, MARCH 2 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 422 Cty. Rd. 29, Toledo – $219,000 MLS® 851371 Hostess: Marcella Best***


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A reminder that our history is all around us a voracious reader of anything to do with the subject. I am a great believer in this oft-repeated bit of wisdom. “How can you know where you are going unless you know where you have been?” There are several variations surrounding that question but I’m sure you get the point! A more than 40-year career in journalism has served to further fuel my fascination with history. Especially that of my adopted hometown of Carleton Place and surrounding Lanark County communities such as Beckwith Township and the Town of Mississippi Mills. Last Wednesday our good friends Wendy and Frank LeBlanc invited Kathleen and

history I thought I knew quite a bit. I learned a lot more during the hour or so the photo presentation continued. Of course most of those at the event are history buffs. The insight they offered about so many buildings, streets and objects in the

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I to join them at a Heritage Day dinner held at Ballygiblin’s Restaurant and Pub in Carleton Place. The event was staged to benefit the Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society. For the record Heritage Day, which began in 1973, is marked annually on the third Monday in February. The Carleton Place activity was moved ahead two days to allow town councillors and

Photo journey What resulted was an interesting journey up and down Bridge Street, the main downtown thoroughfare in Carleton Place as well as other nearby avenues. Some of the photos I had seen, others I had not. After so many years covering the news here and studying local

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some others to participate. Wendy, who is the very busy mayor of Carleton Place, is also an active member of the historical society. She and current society president Shane Edwards presided during the evening, along with Jennifer Irwin, the collections manager at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. Organizers were forced to ad-lib when, unfortunately, the person scheduled to make the main presentation during the evening called in sick. Wendy and Jennifer scrambled to put together a power point presentation featuring historic photographs from the museum’s extensive collection. It worked out really well! They turned the photo presentation into an enjoyable guessing game. The black and white photographs they chose were sharp and projected in large format on the screen they were fascinating to see. I love black and white pictures anyway, having worked in the medium for so many years. The audience of some 40 people were invited to participate by first identifying and then providing as much information as they could about each of the locations shown.

photographs was illuminating and fascinating. Some of the buildings shown I had heard about but never seen. Many others showed our main street as it was more than a century ago.

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This photograph taken in 1937 shows merchant J. Gordon Lancaster standing in front of the former Powell’s Grocery Store on Bridge Street in Carleton Place (Lancaster later purchased the business). What makes the photo so intriguing is that the former Central School, located across the street, is clearly visible reflected in the plate glass window of the store. The school is long gone, demolished to make way for new construction. The current Carleton Place Post Office stands on the site. The picture was part of an interesting photo presentation at a Heritage Day fundraising dinner last week in Carleton Place.

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I was continually struck by the fact that although Bridge St. has changed in many ways, it was still very easy to identify so many locations that are still there and except for the trappings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; signs and window displays for example â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they remain so familiar. One of the most intriguing photos shows local merchant J. Gordon Lancaster standing in front of Powellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery store where he worked in 1937 (he later bought the business). What makes the photo so interesting is that the former Central School is clearly visible, reflected in the plate glass window of the store. The public school building was demolished long ago, with the current Carleton Place Post Office now standing on the site. The photo is of Lancaster. The reflection is a wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x153;accident.â&#x20AC;? Another really great shot was taken from the clock tower of the Carleton Place Town Hall (circa 1897) looking northwest across the Central Bridge over the Mississippi River. Visible in one corner is part of the former Findlay Foundry, manufacturer of the famous Findlay Oval stove. The factory closed and was demolished in the 1970s. A photo which totally stumped me showed the former Captain Hooper house

(he was a local World War I hero). The residence stood on the site of what is now the Canadian Tire gas bar where I regularly fuel our vehicle. The area looks so different and yet on closer inspection the location is indeed familiar. Almost every photo prompted reminiscences from those in attendance which added greatly to my knowledge of local history. Following the photo presentation we heard from two people with a great appreciation for history in general. Bob Stacey told those in attendance a little about his late father William John â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stacey, one of the socalled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home Children.â&#x20AC;? They were youngsters (Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad was just 11) who were sent to Canada and other nations from England and Ireland under the auspices of organizations such as the famous Barnardo Agency. Most of them spent years as indentured servants, often in very difficult circumstances. Many, like Jack Stacey, went on to build successful lives for themselves. Their descendants in Canada number over four million. Years later during one of his more than 40 trips to his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s native England, Bob visited the Barnardo offices where he was shown a photo taken of his dad before he began his long journey to Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had never seen

it before. I thought I would break down bawling,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so proud of him.â&#x20AC;? I know the feeling. My late maternal grandfather Art Watson was a Home Child. Although he hailed from Belfast, Northern Ireland his story is so similar to that of Jack Stacey. I have interviewed Bob previously and we compared notes at length. Of course I am equally proud of my grandfather! Also participating in the evening was John Edwards, the brother of society president Shane (they are Bob Staceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nephews). John is a two-time Summer Olympic canoeist. He represented the Carleton Place Canoe Club at the 1972 Munich and the 1976 Montreal games. John originally pursued a career in architecture and was involved in a number of projects which renewed historic buildings. He has since turned his love of flatwater paddling into a second career as the domestic development director for Ottawa-based Canoe and Kayak Canada. The Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brothers are descendants of a family who once ran a well-known mercantile business on the south side of Carleton Place. They both have a great sense of history. I enjoyed Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks. One thing he told the fund-

raising dinner really resonated with me. As we know, museums are vitally important as safe repositories for historical artifacts, photographs (such as those we enjoyed seeing last week) and documents. However, John pointed out that history is around

us all the time in all of our communities. Carleton Place is no different than a host of places in eastern Ontario, across Canada and around the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop and look around you,â&#x20AC;? John observes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re surrounded by history.â&#x20AC;? Truer words were never

spoken. Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation simply underlined the fact. It is left to all of us to appreciate and respect our fascinating history! If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers. com.


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Candy for You Samantha McLean made sure customers didn’t walk away without a sweet treat during the Kemptville Apprentice’s Ladies Night Out event, entitled Heels for Wheels. The event, held on Feb. 23, saw ladies pick up a passport and take a walk through Kemptville’s downtown, stopping in at some of the specialty shops and restaurants to claim discounts and goodies. The event raised funds for the Wheels of Hope foundation, which is a program that recruits volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients to appointments. The Kemptville Apprentice, the brainchild of In The Moment Party and Event Planning’s Julia O’Grady, sees three groups raise funds for three charities in the hopes of coming out the winner. Right, Jamie LaBrash from The Crusty Baker makes crepes.

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United Counties to begin budget deliberations in March EMC News – The highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville (UCLG) council meeting held Feb. 21 are listed below. United Counties budget deliberations for 2013 will begin in early March. Check the website at for a meeting schedule. Full copies of all agendas are located in Govern section of the website, under the sub-menu Publications, followed by the name of the appropriate committee or counties council. Fun event added to regatta Rideau Ferry Regatta organizers Scott Cameron and

Shawn Merriman issued a challenge to Counties Council members to participate in the new Cardboard Boat Races to be held during the regatta Aug. 17 to 18. The boats will be prebuilt and supplied to each municipality prior to the event. Lanark County council members have also been approached to participate in the races raising the possibility of a contest between the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the County of Lanark. The regatta is hosted by the Rideau Ferry Yacht Club. A feature attraction this year will be the vintage Miss Canada

IV, a recently restored national treasure. Municipalities interested in participating should contact the Rideau Ferry Yacht Club by email at or call Shawn Merriman at 613-812-0469 by May 1. Kilmarnock and Andrewsville bridge rehabilitation Counties council approved a tender of $183,948 by Canadyne Navigation for the rehabilitation of Kilmarnock Bridge. Kilmarnock Bridge is located approximately 400m south of County Road 43, east of Smiths Falls, in the County of Lanark. The cost will be evenly shared with the County of Lanark. The

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville will take the lead on the project. Canadyne Navigation’s submission was the lowest of nine bids. The tender for Andrewsville Bridge repairs has been awarded to Crains Construction at the lowest tendered price of $47,200. The 100-year-old bridge crosses the Rideau River in Montague Township and is jointly owned by Lanark County and UCLG. It serves the small community of Andrewsville and provides access to the Parks Canada swing bridge, which crosses the Rideau Canal at the Nicholson’s

Locks. Upgrades to this bridge are being evenly shared once again with Lanark County with Lanark taking the lead. Approximately $100,000 has been set aside for the project over the next four years. The tender includes a provisional item for a 2.5-metre height restriction to ensure larger trucks stay off the bridge. Edwardsburgh Land Bank Counties council has authorized its public works department to notify Infrastructure Ontario Realty Planning and Development of its interest in purchasing some property from the Edwardsburgh Land Bank.

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Rideau Search and Rescue supports Cubtown hockey tournament EMC News – Rideau Search and Rescue (SAR) Team provided security and first responder coverage at the Smiths Falls Girls Hockey Association Cubtown Hockey Tournament during the Feb. 22 to 25 weekend. Rideau SAR, which operates from premises in the Gallipeau Centre, is ideally suited for the task as team members receive training in First Aid/CPR and Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) in addition to the more specific search and rescue training. Each day throughout the tournament there were six highly visible team members on duty in the arena. Rideau SAR currently has 45 members, including five mounted searchers. All members are volunteers and as such provide all their own personal equipment. Mounted searchers are also responsible

for supplying their own horses and all associated equine equipment. Before being employed in the search and rescue role, members must successfully complete basic searcher training, which is based on OPP/ OSARVA (Ontario SAR Volunteer Association) standards, and must be recertified annually. Rideau SAR will be conducting a four-day, basic searcher course during the weekends of March 23 and 24 and April 6 and 7. Applications for both ground and mounted searchers are still being accepted for this course. Anyone wishing to receive more information regarding SAR generally or the upcoming course in particular may contact Dan Beaulieu (ground SAR) at 613-207-2516 or Ray Elliston (mounted SAR) at 613-257-1475. Submitted photo

OLRB delay impacts teachers’ return to extra-curriculars EMC News – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is still awaiting the decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) regarding the complaint it filed last month. Upper Canada along with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board filed a complaint asking the OLRB to decide whether the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has counselled unlawful strike activities. “We respect the process that OLRB chair Bernard Fishbein is following before announcing his decision. Just the same, we are concerned that it is taking this much time to receive that

Team leader Mel Hendershott of Rideau Search and Rescue, fourth from left, participated in the opening ceremonies and puck drop at the Smiths Falls Girls

decision,” outlined UCDSB chair Greg Pietersma. “We’re eager to get the decision because currently we have 36 schools reporting that all extra-curricular activities are back to normal, while only seven schools are reporting no extra-curricular activities are occurring,” he said. “Our communities, students and staff need the clarity of a decision by the OLRB. There is a lot of work to do once we get a decision to heal all of the frustrations created by the ministry’s mishandling of this process. We want to return to full time extra-curricular activities in all of our schools,” added Pietersma.

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Boost in foundation investment fortunes help spread the wealth By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC Business – A wellmanaged portfolio has resulted in the Perth and District Community Foundation’s fortunes rising to the tune of $100,000. “Our investments went up this year,” said Howard Allen, the foundation’s treasurer, at the annual general meeting at The Stone Cellar restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 21. It also helped the bottom line that “we didn’t get the big requests we got last year,” said Allen. Their total assets hover around the $800,000 mark, while donations sloped off from a spike in 2011. “There was a lovely jump in 2012,” said Elaine Turner, the foundation’s executive director, of a one-off donation of about $250,000, “which really allowed us to do a lot more,” such as provide $5,000 more in scholarships. One outreach program that the foundation was able to help fund was a child literacy program at the Perth and District Union Library. “We’re excited to see that take off this year,” said Turner. “Those are the kinds of things that make us feel relevant.” In their 11 years of existence, the foundation has doled out about $240,000 in grants, not including scholarships through the Algonquin College Foundation. The


Representatives from the 15 agencies funded by the Perth and District Community Foundation proudly wave their cheques, totaling $28,000, before the start

of the foundation’s annual general meeting at The Stone Cellar restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 21.

foundation hands out a further $8,000 in scholarships and bursaries to high school students at St. John’s, Perth and District Collegiate Institute, and T.R. Leger. Last week’s meeting was little different, with Turner handing out cheques totaling $28,000 to 15 community groups such as the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark

change.” The foundation will be hosting a volunteers opportunity fair on Tuesday, April 23, at the Perth Civitan Club hall, with 20 organizations registered so far, with the aim of matching the skills of eager volunteers with the right deserving charity or organization. The organizations that were supported were:

County, and the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. “Much of our reason for being is to enable other charities,” said Turner. “We see diversity in this year’s grants.” Turner also said that the foundation was rising to the challenge set down by Governor General David Johnston to community foundations to “level the power of philanthropy to bring about local

• Camp Merrywood (to construct two environmentally sensitive outdoor toilets) • Perth Regional Heritage Fair (to provide money for awards for participants) • Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation (to purchase and install 25 new interprative signs) • Active Seniors Koalition (to support the one-day Lanark Seniors Expo in

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May of 2013) • Alzheimer Society of Lanark County (to support the Caregiver Day Away program) • Lanark Highlands Youth Centre Inc. (to support the summer excursion program) • Queen Elizabeth School, Perth (to create a second natural play place) • Perth Horticultural Society Junior Gardeners Program (to create a hands-on horticultural learning experience for youngsters) • Tay Valley Reusers (to help fund the creation of a re-use centre at the Glen Tay waste site) • Classic Theatre Festival (to help support the Save-ASeat program to get socially disadvantaged people out to enjoy an evening of theatre) • Lanark Animal Welfare Society (to assist with training materials for the Perth Companion-Animal Support Program). • Queen’s Medical Outreach (to support an educational program in Guyana headed by Perth native Joseph Kotze) • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (to support ongoing good work) • McDonalds Corners-Elphin Recreation and Arts (to support ongoing good work) • Algonquin College Foundation (to support the capital campaign at the Perth campus)


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Health centre to mark International Women’s Day with three activities EMC Events – Here at the North Lanark Community Health Centre we will celebrate International Women’s Day this year on Friday, March 8 with three activities: come to one, two or all three. Mothers, daughters and sisters, join us at 11 a.m. when we will make nutritious snacks to take home. We will then have a potluck lunch at noon. If you are not able to bring a dish on this day, don’t worry, come anyway. After lunch, we will talk about women’s rights, feminism and the world today. Join us for all or part

of our celebration. International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on March 8. Many from a younger generation feel that all the battles have been won for women but for many, in Canada and around the world a life free from violence, the right to an education, the right to health care, the right to equal pay for work of equal value and more, is still not a reality. We can be grateful for the progress made in Canada but as Gloria Steinem has noted, “The story of women’s struggle for equality be-

longs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Indeed, while the plight of many women in Canada has improved dramatically it is not so for all, and the situation for women in many other nations is not nearly as positive. So it is important both to celebrate our achievements and to recognize that the struggle for equality continues. For more information, please contact Hinda Goldberg at 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496.

Learn more about how a food charter works March 4 in Smiths Falls EMC Events – Do you live in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties? Are you concerned about the food system in our community? If so, come learn more about the Food Charter. A Food Charter is a statement of values, principles and priorities which support and encourage the creation of a just and sustainable food system for our community. It is a guide to foster the

development of municipal food related planning, policy and program development that is critical to ensuring a healthy food system for all. Your vision can help create this powerful tool. Join us for a Food Charter meeting and let your voice be heard! The Food Charter information session will take place Monday, March 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Leeds, Grenville & La-

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United Way bests its 2012 goal by more than $42,000 for 25th year By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – Lanark County United Way has beaten its 25th anniversary fundraising goal by more than $42,000. While it set its 2012 fundraising goal for $330,000 last fall, it ended up collecting $372,820 at the end. “It’s the most that Lanark County United Way has made in its 25 year history,” said Sarah Bridson, executive director of the United Way of Lanark County, at the campaign wrap-up celebrations in the Lanark County council chambers in Perth on Thursday, Feb. 21. “We had a really good campaign this year.” Fraser Scantlebury, the United Way’s fund development officer, singled out the employees of the Lanark County government for their efforts in fundraising – which, monetarily, have outstripped other municipalities. “The employees of Lanark County are one of the strongest groups we have,” said Scantlebury. “The other municipalities have a way to go…(They) lead the way in payroll deductions for us,” along with employees at Lanark Lodge. However, Scantlebury hastened to add that donations by municipalities were all up this year. As the economy continues to face challenges, Scantlebury pointed to a number of reasons why giving was up. “Some of our individual donors increased their donations, which was nice to see,” said Scantlebury.

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“(Also) the people who live here but work in Ottawa… their money did not drop off. I was really surprised with that.” Another good resource was the My Town’s Got Talent show which grew on its strength from last year, with 150 new donors giving to the charity because of the show. He also commended the LCBO stores in the county for their hard work. “The community responded,” said Scantlebury. “There is a real need in the county…The community understands. The government can’t do it all.” Amongst the corporate sponsors, Scantlebury singled out Perth’s 3M, as well as Eaton electronics and the Community Care Access Centre in Carleton Place, the latter of which boasts an 80 per cent participation rate. There are 16 member agencies that make up the United Way in the county. “I don’t work for the United Way,” said Scantlebury. “I work for 16 people. I work for 16 member agencies.” The mission of the United Way is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing action. To do this, they provide opportunities for individuals to realize volunteer leadership; build coalitions; endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action; respect community wisdom and encourage citizen involvement; demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect; as well as embrace diversity.

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Bereavement: how families begin to heal after loss function smoothly despite the inevitable family problems. An example might be an emotional stabilizer who works to contain the extreme levels of anxiety in an emotionally unstable spouse. Some roles that are lost after a family death are relatively easy to fill. These include many of the functional roles described above. After the death of a father who drove his son to hockey practice, for instance, the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother may assume the task. Even this example may not be trivial, however. For the son, the fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role may have been to drive to hockey. For the mother it may have been the only time she had to herself during the week. Following the death of his father, the son may be looking for someone to drive him to hockey and the mother may be looking for someone to assume a role that will give her a little time to herself. Other functional roles are harder to fill and these are typically roles that involve spe-

cialized skills that are beyond the capacity of other family members. These may include roles such as managing the family investments, using a tractor to mow a large lawn, or getting groceries when there is now no driver in the family. These difficulties will be magnified in families dealing with factors such as disabilities, major health issues, or poverty. Perhaps the most problematic roles to fill are those emotional roles that help a family function despite their family problems. To return to the example of the emotional stabilizer above, it may not be easy for children of any age to take on the role of containing momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anxiety when her emotional instability may have left them with a need to protect themselves from that anxiety. As families struggle to reorganize family roles their first attempts may not be ideal. Role reorganization is a process that occurs over time. It requires that surviving fam-

ily members cooperate and compromise, and this is by no means straightforward as members move through their own individual grief processes. A new family balance comes little by little. As roles are reorganized, initially, the new family system may seem second best. Over time, however, it comes to be treasured as the new normal, the new way in which the family functions smoothly to get everything done and meet membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; emotional needs. Most families do complete this healing process, each in their own way and in their own time. They do so by drawing on the bonds of mutual love, support, caring, and comfort, and because it is what familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they survive. When they are destabilized by death, they work to move towards a role reorgani-



Ontario students relieved schools back to normal EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This week, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of Ontario secondary students, the Ontario Secondary Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation voted in favour of ending the sixmonth withdrawal of extracurricular activities. The Ontario Student Trusteesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association (OSTA-AECO), the group of elected representatives of both Catholic and Public Ontario students, gathered in Ottawa on the weekend of Feb. 21 to discuss this

matter along with many other issues in Ontario education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We commend the students of Ontario for vocalizing the importance of extracurricular activities, and for advocating for the return of the holistic classroom experience,â&#x20AC;? said Hirad Zafari, OSTA-AECO president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the release of the results of the 2012 Ontario Student, Parent and Educator Survey (OSPES), the launch of the OSTA-AECO Partnership Program, and

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need to look at what happens to family roles at such a time. When a family member dies a major element is missing from the family system. The death means that all the roles that person played in the family are now vacant and need to be filled before a family heals and returns to a new way of functioning effectively. This process is called role reorganization. At a family level, the impact of a memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death is therefore directly related to the number and type of roles that person played. When we think of the roles a person plays in a family, we think first of the most obvious, the task related roles such as: cooking, yard maintenance, laundry, taking care of younger siblings, managing the investments, picking up children from day care, or organizing family social events. Less obvious are the emotional roles such as: emotional stabilizer, humourist, peace keeper, or rebel. These roles are crucial because they allow families to

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Maple season gets underway Saturday with Thompsontown tap-out By LAURIE WEIR

EMC News – There’s something about Lanark County maple syrup that brings the community together. Maple producers of the Lanark and District Association will come together on Saturday, March 2 at the annual tap-out at the Thompson family farm in Clayton. Celebrating 170 years, Ray Thompson says the farm has been in the family since the mid 1800s and to be able to host this year’s tap-out is pretty special. “We have hosted the tapout twice before,” he said. “Once in 1995, then again in 2001. This year is special though because our family is celebrating 170 years of living on this farm. It’s been in the Thompson name that long.” The Lanark maple syrup producers come together annually (at rotating farms) to kick off the season and this year’s party will get underway at 10 a.m. with a pancake and maple sausage breakfast, complete with home made, Lanark County syrup. There will be sleigh rides, maple taffy making in the snow, and the Kettle Boys will be on hand to show guests how it was done in the “olden days.”

“The Kettle Boys will show people how syrup was once made in a big pot over the open fire,” said Thompson. “And you can bring your snowshoes for a hike on the trails.” Nominal fees will be charged for the breakfast and sleigh rides. A bake sale will also be on site. Funds will go to the Relay for Life team, the Spencer Clan – a team put together by his wife. The Claytones, a local band, will be playing for the official tapping of the first tree – as traditional as old as maple syrup making in Lanark County. The tree tapping will take place at noon. The farm is located at 750 Blackrock Lane in Clayton. Thompsontown The Thompson brothersin-law (Wayne Thompson, who is no relation) rejuvenated the farm’s maple syrup production in the mid-1980s after Ray’s father died in the late 1970s. There were a few years when there was no production of syrup. “We got back into it and have expanded to 6,000 taps now,” says Ray. This would be considered one of the top 10 syrup producers in the county, he adds. “During a great year, we’d have about a litre of syrup


The maple season is underway and the maple producers of the Lanark and District Association are coming together this Saturday, March 2 to host the annual tap-out at the Thompson family farm in Clayton. Above, at the recent opening of Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush, this little girl enjoyed some pancakes.

to one tap; last year, we had only about 40 per cent of our production because it was such a poor year. It was very dry.” It also started to thaw – making the sap run like mad – in mid February. “The ideal sugar making season starts March 15 and would last until April 15,” he explains. “But these days you have to be ready for the first of March.” The ratio of sap to syrup is 40:1; that means it takes 40 litres of sap to make one litre of syrup. Lanark County producers number close to 70 – from the backyard mom-and-pop outfits, to the some 20,000plus taps, Thompson says. All are welcome to bring their own marketing and advertising information to the event. The producers are from not only Lanark County, but also from Frontenac County, Leeds & Grenville County, and the Ottawa-Carleton areas of eastern Ontario. LDMSPA is one of 11 local areas that are members of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA), a provincial organization formed in 1966 to represent syrup producers across the province. Visit or for more information.


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Slowly beginning to get over my Folk Alliance envy EMC Lifestyle – I was dealing with a little ‘Folk Alliance’ envy in that this incredible North American folk music conference with probably 1,500 musicians from around the world is going on in Toronto Feb. 20 to 24 and I’m not there due to other commitments. I’ve written many times in the past of my attending the Ontario Council of Folk Festival Annual Conference – the great official and gorilla showcases, the energy, the community, the amazing and unique players and this Folk Alliance conference is three times the size. Oh woe is me…but then I headed to my weekly O’Reilly’s Pub to see Brock Zeman and Blair Michael Hogan and I’ve got to tell you, I got over my woes quite quickly for a number of reasons. Zeman was just back from a two-week tour in Texas solo so it’s always wonderful to see the chemistry emerge when these two get back together. Hogan brought his hollow body guitar which provides so much more range to work with and they were both really ON. You’ve also seen me write in the past of my love for B3 organ and for the first time Zeman was using, in public, a bass pedal board/synthesizer that could do organ chording as well as bass fill. Though he wasn’t completely happy with his use of this new toy, I could tell he’d been working hard at it to learn and it sounded lovely to me. He said he’d been literally sitting at the breakfast table with the pedal board under the table and he would eat his meals while working on training himself to master the multiple dexterity necessary to play with his feet, which is no easy task. Think of the pat your head with one hand while rubbing your belly with the other, all the while tapping rhythmically the correct notes with your feet. It bamboozles me. As I sat there taking it all in I realized just how proud I was of Brock Zeman and how special this truly independent artist I’ve been enjoying for the past number of years, right here in Perth, is. The Folk Alliance conference is the showcase mecca for artists who pay big dollars to register to be there from all over the world, to be able to strut their stuff for representatives of festivals, concert halls, house concerts, record labels and all forms of media, hoping to be heard, remembered and booked for future paying events. I don’t know about the U.S. music scene as much but I know many, many Canadian musicians apply for and receive government grants to help them afford to record and market their creations. I’m guessing many are attending this conference via grant money and more power to them but as I listened to Zeman I realized he has done all his own funding, never applied for grants, earned enough to pay for his nine CDs to date, built a studio in his home so he can record and produce other artists and utilize this as another source of income. And look how hard he works! Always writing new songs, rearranging old ones, booking tours and gigs across Canada and locally, keeping websites up to date, learning new playing skills (like the pedal board) and

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working in the studio. I further realized, though I was missing seeing lots of friends and hearing new stuff at the conference, I was a pretty lucky guy to be able to hear this quality of mu-

sic right here in my own wee town on a regular basis and that there are so many other local musicians who work tirelessly at day jobs so they can continue their passions of playing music

live. Bless ‘em all. They too, deserve our support. The next morning I, by chance, heard a local artist being interviewed on the local radio. Only 14, Henry Norwood has already made a name for himself locally with his traditional country stylings throughout the Valley. I’m hearing from lots of people sharing how they’d heard this “kid” playing at local jams, hunt camps, legions and how impressed they were. He played ‘Another

Bottle, Another Day,’ a song he’d written for a CBC talent search contest, one of his first, he claims and I was impressed. Keep an eye out for and support this young lad as he is already turning heads. He will be one of the guest artists at the Kitchen Party being hosted by Smokey Rose at the Studio Theatre in Perth on May 4. Speaking of impressive youth performers, I caught the youth cast version of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ musical

last week at the Studio Theatre. Youth get lots of bad press but I’ve got to tell you, this challenging performance was incredibly professional, both in the many singing parts and also the choreography, all backed by a live band. These kids were wonderful. It was a wonderfully energetic performance that had me laughing until it hurt. Kudos to all involved. See MUSIC page 31 R0011943592_0228

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On Feb. 24 the first ever bridal show was held in Almonte, the Bliss Wedding Show at the Civitan Club was a huge success. Above, Alyssa Toshack from Baby Cakes Bakery stands with some of her yummy creations. Above right, Laura Geldart, from Flash Point Photobooth, far right, helps Teagan and Lindsey Desarmia and Jamie Boisvert get on some funny hats at the photo booth. Right, Erica Zwicker from The Floral Boutique in Carleton Place pokes her head through one of her floral creations.

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Influencing, interpreting and sustaining our rural landscape EMC News – The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy (MMLTC) will hold its annual general meeting on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lanark & District Civitan Club. A Land Trust helps landowners and serves the community to preserve and protect special areas of our landscape against harmful uses. Celebrating its 10th year in operation as a charitable organization, the MMLTC and its members will be welcoming this year the awarding of a two-year capacity building grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Members and

new volunteers are invited to help with the ambitious and exciting program set out to grow our abilities. This year’s guest speaker is Brian Osborne, Professor Emeritus of Geography at Queen’s University. His talk is titled, ‘People in Planning the MMLTC: Wilderness, Resource, Icon, Home?’ Working on the principle that the environment is as much a human construct as a scientific concept, this presenta-

tion will examine the role of people in creating a sense of place within the Mississippi River and lower Madawaska River watersheds. In fact, the MMLTC region owes much of its character to a particular landscape that has evolved through many generations of people working with nature, and adapting to dynamic economic, social and cultural contexts. We are now living in one such period of dynamism as people look

to sustain nature as part of a complex calculus of rural economics, community protection, and quality of life and health concerns. Perhaps there is some wisdom to be gained by placing the present developments in a longer local trajectory. Osborne’s research areas include aboriginal history, settlement history, cultural landscapes, and the role of the “culture of communications” in the development of

a Canadian sense of place. Osborne is a published author and has served as a consultant for the National Capital Commission, Heritage Canada, Parks Canada, Canada Post, the National Film Board, and the City of Kingston. Past president of the Ontario Historical Society and Kingston Historical Society, he serves on the boards of several heritage and community organizations. Osborne also played a ma-

jor role in the preparation of the submission for the recognition of the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among other honours, he is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals. The Civitan Club is located at 2144 Pinegrove Rd. in Lanark. Directions can be found on their website at: http://www.lanark-district.

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March 1: Manitoba Hal at Perth Restaurant (Music On McLean House Concerts). You’ve got to see and hear his ukelele skills. Once seen as a “goofy” instrument, thanks mostly to Tiny Tim’s ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ zaniness, the ukelele has been resurfacing everywhere. Did you know George Harrison used to do a lot of writing with one? There’s an old story of him showing up at Tom Petty’s house with two ukes, handing Tom one and saying they had to jam because they’re great to play. They spent the afternoon walking around the backyard learning and jamming and, upon leaving George took several more out of his trunk and gave them to Tom because not enough people carry one. T here are ukelele workshops all over the place (including Smiths Falls) and, having seen Manitoba Hal perform, I can say you will be definitely entertained by this now Nova Scotian, who will bring credibility back to this instrument for you. Call Sue at 613-267-7902 for tickets. March 9: A tribute/fundraiser in memory of the late Ray Donaldson will be held at the Lanark Civitan Club from 2 to 6 p.m. It’s a potluck with music by Steve Piticco, Wade Foster, Terry Kittmer, Driftin’ Doug, with hosts Charlie and Val Smith, to name a few. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $10 at the door. Support live music everywhere.




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His â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;52 Ford pickup will keep its dents and scratches EMC Lifestyle - Barry Moore of Toronto has been active in the old car hobby for many years and is currently serving as president of the Southern Ontario Regional Group #149 of The Early Ford V8 Club of America. Among his collection of vintage vehicles is a 1952 Ford F-1 pickup truck advertised around 1978 in The Reflector, the official publication of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada: â&#x20AC;&#x153;1952 Ford pickup truck from Manitoba - $1200 or best offer.â&#x20AC;? Barry bought it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sported worn but original Sheridan (navy) blue paint with black fenders. The body was covered with bumps and scrapes but was nearly rust free. The driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat had been covered with a canvas material â&#x20AC;&#x201C; probably from a binder. It was the deluxe model with the five star extra cab and it actually ran (it still had a flathead V8 engine). In 1979, before I took it to our cottage, it took part in the 75th Ford of Canada Homecoming in Oakville (Ford of Canada began in Windsor in 1904, just one year after the parent company was incorporated in Detroit). It was the roughest vehicle on the field by far but attracted much attention.â&#x20AC;?

Over the next three decades, Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old truck hauled garbage from the cottage to the dump and performed other minor duties. During these years, it only required brakes, battery, tires, and regular maintenance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My intention at the beginning,â&#x20AC;? says Barry, â&#x20AC;&#x153;was to restore the truck to original specifications, but with work, kids, a mortgage, et cetera, it just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. And then about four years ago, the old truck decided that it just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to start and so it sat in the garage.â&#x20AC;? In November 2012, Barry and a friend trailered the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;52 Ford pickup home to Toronto so he could work on it over the winter. It sits in one of the two bays in his garage. The garage is comfortable - well lit and insulated with a forced air natural gas furnace. There is a radio but no phone and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ideal place to fix up an old truck. When the truck emerges in the spring, it will look the

same as in the photo you see here: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will make the truck safe and reliable,â&#x20AC;? explains Barry, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but if I restore it to showroom condition, all the evidence of hard work it had done on the prairies will be lost forever. Old â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Blueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; still looks good from 50 feet away, and as long as I have it, it will stay that way.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: â&#x20AC;&#x153;OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.â&#x20AC;?

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Snitch surprises as thoughtful film with political message MOVIE: Snitch STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, and Susan Sarandon DIRECTOR: Ric Roman Waugh RATING: PG EMC Entertainment - The previews made me think Snitch might be another Walking Tall. So I was surprised to realize Snitch is a dramatic piece with serious political overtones. In the U.S. they have what are called minimum sentence laws for drug offences. Essentially they enforce incredibly harsh prison time for anyone arrested with drugs. There are no mitigating factors unless you’re willing to snitch on someone else. Jason Collins (Rafi Gavron) becomes the victim of this law. A friend of his sent him a massive amount of drugs. Jason didn’t want the package, he told his friend not to send it, but he accept-


ed it anyway. It was a dumb move, but it doesn’t make him a drug dealer. Unfortunately the whole thing was a sting operation because Jason’s friend had already been arrested, and told the DEA Jason was a drug dealer. Jason is looking at 10 to 30 years of hard time unless he’s willing to snitch on someone else. The problem is he doesn’t know anyone else, and he isn’t going to set up one of his friends like he was set up. This leaves his father, John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson), desperate for a way to help his son. John goes to the DEA, Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sar-

adon), to make a deal. He’s willing to go undercover to help arrest drug dealers in return for reducing his son’s sentence. She’s reluctant, but eventually agrees. It’s an election year, and she needs a big arrest to make her look good in the polls.

John gets one of his former employees, an ex-con named Daniel (Jon Bernthal), to introduce him to the right people. From there John puts things in motion so the police can make an arrest. However events spin out of control, and John finds himself in over his head. If he can’t find a way out he won’t be the only one to pay for it. The implications of the minimum sentencing laws are staggering, and the way Snitch brings it to light makes for a very compel-

ling film. This is a decent dramatic piece made all the more so by the director’s strong political message. I think there’s a lot to be said for using strong convictions to tell stories. It gives the film a focus and a direction that motivates everyone involved. I’m always surprised when Dwayne Johnson tries to act. I can’t help picturing him as just a guy who throws punches. I forget he can deliver some pretty convincing dialogue, and has a decent range of emotion.

The rest of the cast is very good. I seriously disliked Susan Sarandon’s character, but then again I was supposed to. Barry Pepper does a good turn as an experienced DEA agent, and Jon Bernthal is particularly impressive. Snitch is inspired by true events though I couldn’t say what true events inspired it. None-the-less the film delivers a strong message in a good story. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

LCBO stores raise funds for March of Dimes Canada increase public awareness of March of Dimes,” says Mary Lynne Stewart, director of fund development and communications for March of Dimes Canada. “As a socially responsible community partner, LCBO is pleased to partner with March of Dimes Canada and support a variety of worthy causes,” says LCBO president and chief executive officer Bob Peter. “Through the generosity of LCBO customers and staff, we help improve the lives of countless Ontarians and make a difference where we live and work.” March of Dimes Canada is one of 28 provincial, as well as numerous local charities, that will benefit from LCBO’s province-wide donation box program in 2013. In 2011, LCBO raised a total of $6.2 million for charities through special programs and initiatives, of which $5.7 million was raised through in-store fundraising. In addition, LCBO’s annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $1.63 billion in fiscal 2011-12, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education. March of Dimes Canada thanks the public for its support when shopping at their local LCBO store during March. More information about March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services can be found by visiting their website at w w w. m a r c h o f d i m e s . c a .


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EMC News – Starting March 3 the public can help support March of Dimes Canada by making a donation at any of the 630 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for March of Dimes will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 31. March of Dimes Canada enhances the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services that support more than 40,000 people annually across Ontario. Funds raised through the LCBO donation program will benefit Conductive Education® (CE), an innovative program that blends elements of education and rehabilitation to help children and adults with physical disabilities gain greater mobility and improve selfconfidence. The program has proven especially beneficial to children with cerebral palsy, ataxia and other motorneuro disabilities, as well as to stroke survivors, people with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. In addition to the CE® program, March of Dimes Canada serves the public by funding services and administering government-funded programs that provide essential support to people living with disabilities. “We appreciate the support we receive from LCBO, its employees and especially its customers. LCBO’s province-wide store network and supportive staff enable us to raise significant funds and

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Vehicle emissions testing concerns at the forefront roads that are absolutely horrendous in the cities Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve driven not to mention the 401 in certain areas. I think the salted roads should end, make everybody take road testing in winter conditions, learn to drive in the slippery elements we deal with in Canada and let people put proper tires/ studs on their vehicles. I use chains around my area (Mt Grove, Central Frontenac) but they only are good for speeds under 50 kph. Although going slow is part of the equation in icy/slippery conditions Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d much prefer to have a winter set with studs. Thanks for pointing out an obvious problem for winter driving. Paulâ&#x20AC;? JosĂŠe Bessette with the Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Marketing Office recently passed along another gem that demonstrates straight-forward messaging to get the point across that distracted driving is too much of a risk. It seems that the Alberta government launched a new public awareness campaign this past week aimed at getting younger male drivers to give up their texting habits while driving. As is the norm in Alberta they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mince words and the theme of this multimedia campaign is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crotches Killâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; referring to the obvious sign of a texting driver; he or she keeps looking down at their lap (crotch) where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re operating the text feature on their cell phone, thinking no one is the wiser because they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the phone. Problem is, that more than one study has shown that every time drivers text, (even a short message), they take their

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eyes off the road for a full five seconds. That may seem like a short period of time, but at 110 kph on a busy highway your vehicle can travel a long way and get into a lot of trouble in five seconds. The campaign includes posters, web animation, social-media messages and a talking urinal puck for the restrooms in bars and lounges to get the message directly to the target audience. Alberta gets points for this one. Check it out

at distracted_driving_campaign. html. It seems that every day, technology is putting some method of doing something out to the curb for collection. The latest is an auto safety system thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been around for a few decades. Most adult drivers will remember their driving instructorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; commands to keep their hands at the 10 and two position on the steering wheel (refer-

everything with four wheels has power steering and airbags these days the old â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;10 and twoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has to be retired. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, (By email to or directly to listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counselorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1). When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner

Nearly two out of three Canadians struggle to make healthy food choices EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March is Nutrition Month. A 2012 survey by Dietitians of Canada indicated that 63 per cent of consumers struggle with making healthier food choices at least half of the time they shop for groceries. The goal of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign is to provide consumers with practical advice on how to plan, shop and cook more effectively. Research shows that having healthier food choices available and easily accessible in the home can increase intake of these foods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping consumers put healthier foods in their grocery basket is one important

step in having healthy foods available at home,â&#x20AC;? explains Meena Tipper, a Registered Dietitian at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. The other important part is to make sure that Canadians have the basic foods skills to prepare meals at home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By providing consumers with online and community resources, we hope to make healthier eating a little more practicalâ&#x20AC;? says Tipper.


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Interval House joins global campaign to stop violence EMC News – On Feb. 14 at noon, Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) joined with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime (United Nations Development Fund for Women). With the world population at seven billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. On Feb. 14, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Lanark County Interval House joined activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we expressed our outrage, demanded change, striked, danced, and rised in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. “When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” said Eve Ensler, V-Day organization founder and author of the Vagina Monologues. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is

truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign.” “We proved this Valentine’s day that you don’t have to leave Lanark County to stand up, dance and speak out,” said Erin LeeTodd, executive director for LCIH. Led by Louise Parry, the dynamic founder of ZumbaFunFit, residents, staff and friends of LCIH tied on our belly dance scarves and turned up the music to participate in the international One Billion Rising Campaign. As the only agency in Lanark County dedicated to supporting women and children escaping violent homes, the board, staff, volunteers and clients of LCIH find renewed hope in the success of One Billion Rising. “We recognize this tremendous demonstration of unity as a step towards ending violence for women and girls in eastern Ontario as well as around the globe,” says Lee-Todd, “and what a great way to do it, with fun and laughter, something we always strive to ensure our women don’t lose. It’s wonderful that Louise was willing to change her schedule to

Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) joined the global movement, One Billion Rising, on Feb. 14, which became the largest day of action in the history of VDay, the activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Above, residents, staff and friends of LCIH are led by Louise Parry, far left, the founder of ZumbaFunFit, for a fun workout session with belly dance scarves. Inset: Beckwith Township deputy reeve Sharon Mousseau. Submitted photos

About One Billion Rising One in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women violated; one billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. One Billion Rising will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. To learn more, visit About V-Day V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $90 million and educated millions about the issue of



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Lanark Wild Food Club opens season with survival walk, ice fishing EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Lanark Wild Food Club (LWFC) is a group of wild food enthusiasts sharing their expertise, enjoying the out of doors, meeting new friends and exchanging ideas from their varied backgrounds. A series of walks is planned in 2013, timed to experience the seasons. You will learn wilderness skills and the uses of wild plants, particularly those suitable for sustainable foraging. Keeping in mind that all participants are encouraged to contribute; we must consider and use with discretion the information that is shared, even by our walk leaders. Each event will have a different focus, depending on the season and the leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skills, knowledge and interests. The email list of members is rapidly growing. If you have a particular skill you would like to share with the club membership please contact Peter Fischl as indicated below. Beginners are welcome. The club opened the 2013 season with two events on Family Day weekend. On Saturday, we once again en-

joyed the hospitality of the Clifford family as Chad Clifford hosted a survival walk at Cliffland. After a meet and greet, Clifford gave a brief presentation including tracking tips and gate recognition, highlighting the unique characteristics of individual species. On the hiking trail a number of tracks were identified, including shrew, vole, red and black squirrel, mink, fox, hare, porcupine, and dear. Fresh tracks and quills were found near some porcupine caves. Instruction was later given on the construction of a figure four dead fall trap. This event attracted 24 participants and we thank Clifford for a memorable day. On Family Day Monday (Feb. 18) in excess of 45 people, ranging in ages from two to 80, gathered on the Mississippi Lake under sunny skies for a day of ice fishing. This was a truly appropriate Family Day event, with parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren participating. The club would like to extend our thanks to Eric Vandusen, and his son Scott, whose hard work and hospitality resulted

in an extremely successful event. Pop up harvesting and preserving This type of event is new this year, for the purpose of harvesting and preserving wild edibles for another fundraising dinner this coming fall. Timing of these outings will be advised on a last minute basis, by email. If you have an interest in attending any of these pop up harvesting and preserving work sessions, please register as soon as the email notices are circulated to avoid disappointment. Participation could be limited, as dictated by each venue. Adults only are permitted for these events. In April, the topic will be fiddleheads, while in June the session will deal with morels and milkweed. In July, cattail pollen, milkweed and other wild edibles will

be discussed. The club is still in need of canning jars, seals and lids, vacuum sealer and any other preserving equipment that might be available. Upcoming events March 16: At 10 a.m., Howard Clifford will give a dramatization of the historical figure, John Muir, with a focus on winter subsistence edible wild survival foods. Directions: From Perth take Hwy 511 north to Brightside which is about 6km north of Hopetown. Turn left onto the French Line. There is a sign to Clyde Forks and Flower Station. Follow signs to Flower Station (20 km from Brightside). At the bottom of a steep hill coming into Flower Station you will see a sign â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hills of Peace Roadâ&#x20AC;? which is to

the right. Follow it to the end (2 km). From Almonte continue west to the junction of Hwy 511 and turn right. The directions from there are the same as above. Dogs are welcome if under control. Bring a lunch. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. See our next newsletter for more information on the following walks: â&#x20AC;˘ May 4: Hilary Barrett (topic: leeks) â&#x20AC;˘ May 18: Carol McGrath (edibles and medicinals) â&#x20AC;˘ June 23: Erik Kafrissen (edible wilds) â&#x20AC;˘ July 27: Chris Delage and Greg Rolak (aquatics and fishing) â&#x20AC;˘ Aug. 24: Tony Durant (reading the woods) â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 21: Peter Fischl (old growth trees and edibles)

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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.

Almonte Junior Civitan Annual Spaghetti Dinner Thursday, February 28, 5:30- 7:30 PM. Almonte Civitan Club. Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, March 5, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and homemade desserts. Info: 613-256-1894. Euchre- 4 hand, March 7, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, March 9, Terri Bennett, 3-7 p.m. Low impact fitness, senior friendly Almonte Arena on Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. Call 613256-1077 for info. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and Almonte Potter’s Guild offer a fun and creative March Break Camp. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call to reserve a spot in the camp 613256-3754. “Soup for Thought” fundraiser, Saturday, March 2, starting 12 noon. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Proceeds towards the installation of exterior lighting at the Textile Museum. Tickets: Baker Bob’s and the Textile Museum. The March Valley Singles Lunch- Sunday, March 3rd, 1 p.m. at The Superior Restaurant in Almonte. Fay (613)256-8117 or Johanna (613)432-7622. The March Valley Singles Lunch, will be held at The Superior Restaurant on Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. Info: contact Fay 613256-8117 or Johanna 613-4327622. Valley Players present an evening of one act plays and music. March 8, 9. Doors open 7:30 p.m., show begins 8 p.m. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Tickets: Baker Bob’s (73 Little Bridge St.), Textile Museum or at the door.

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Saturday, March 2, Carleton Place Arena (upper hall). Tickets: 613257-1976. Carleton Place Lions Club, 4-hand euchre tournament series. Army Navy Hall, 315 Townline Rd. E. Mar. 9. Doors open 12 noon, games start 1 p.m. (613)253-5243. Community Home SupportLanark County. Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613253-0733. Community Home Support, Lanark County. Foot Care by a qualified nurse, Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support, Lanark County Friday Lunch Bunch every Friday, 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/Book reservation call 613253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Friday lunch bunch. Every Friday 12 noon. St. James Anglican Church Hall. Info/ reservations 613-253-0733. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Thursday, 2-4 p.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit 2 Info: (613)257-

2779 ext. 104. Ham and bean supper, Sunday, March 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. St Mary’s Church. Info: 613-256-5155. Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Meet every Monday evening (6:30-8 pm), Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St. Nancy (613)257-5732. Kids have Stress Too- Stewart School. March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-register 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Shanty Supper, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m. Entertainment with Dave Brown and the Valley Rovers. Limited tickets available 613-257-3133 or 613-256-5625 or Remembrance Gift Shop. Shanty Supper, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Saturday, March 2, Entertainment: Valley Rovers with Dave Brown, dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets: Remembrance Gift Shop, Church office 613-257-3133 or Patricia Stewart 613-256-5625.

Baby Talk- Wednesday, March 6, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. March 4, Wed. March 6, Fri. March 8, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Legion Branch 212 is celebrating their 80th anniversary with a wine and cheese open house on Sunday, March 3 from 1-4. North Grenville Photography club meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Crescent. March 6 topic is Night photography. Bring your gear and dress according to weather. Info: North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leadership skills. St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott St., ecumenical World Day of Prayer service written by the women of France. March 3rd, 7 pm. 613-258-3259.

Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Portland Community Primary Health Care Building, 2790A Hwy 15 Portland. For appt. call 1-866-498-3933. Fundraiser- Lanark Civitan Hall. March 9. Potluck, country band. 2-6 p.m. Proceeds: Cancer Society. 613-267-7843. Fundraiser- Lanark Civitan Hall, Saturday March, 9. Potluck, Country Band, 2-6 p.m. Proceeds to the Cancer Society. 613-2677843.

Learn to spin at Beginning Again, formerly Cedarcove Summer School, March 10. Gift of spindle & wool. Call 613-2694238 LEGO Club- Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12.

March 1- Legion Dinner and Dance. Beef dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Elise & Company. March 12- Legion general meeting. 7 p.m. March 3- Legion Zone Public Speaking. March 5- Legion Executive meeting. 7 p.m. March 8- Legion Dinner and Dance. Pork dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Tony Davy. StoryTime for ages 6 & under. Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: March 1-, Toddler Time- Bathtime. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326.

Community Home Support, Lanark County. Foot Care by a qualified nurse, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/book an appointment call 613-624-5647. Pakenham Home Support provides foot care, transportation, meals on wheels. Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance, Friday, March 1, upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, dancing 8-11:30. Info: 613-2564126.

Are you trying to cope with a family member suffering from a mental illness? NAMI support group, every 4th Tuesday of the month. Info: 283-2170. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New members welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 2847038 or Community Dinner on Mar. 2, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Hosted by St. John’s Catholic Church. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner on Mar. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. at St James Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. Film Night International Perth presents the Canadian film Inescapable about a father’s search for his missing daughter, Wednesday, March 6, 2 pm, 7 pm, Full Circle Theatre, Craig Street. 613267-1224. Lanark County Community Justice presents A Salute to Spring: Fashions with Flare, Thursday, February 28. Mix & mingle 6-7 p.m. Fashion show starts at 7. Tickets available at Shadowfax or LCCJP. Inquiries 613-264-1558. Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting, March 2, 1:30 p.m. Potluck lunch. AGM. Everyone welcome, bring a dish. 1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre. globalgeneaogy. com/LCGS/ Lanark Figure Skating Club Fundraiser with live band “80zXplosion”. March 1, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Perth Civitan Club. Live auction, prizes. Ticket: Callan Motors, Pizza Hut or 613-294-4094, 613-8129722. Monthly Jamboree at Perth Legion Saturday, March 9th, 2- 5 pm. Host Band: The Valley Rovers. All musicians welcome. Irish Stew. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday,10-11:30 a.m. St James Church. Info: (613)2572779. Perth 55+ Senior Community

Centre, support needed at Perth Town Hall, Tuesday, March 5, 5:15 p.m. Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. March 8. Info: (613)2592569 or (613)283-8703. Perth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. March 13. 12 noon. Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, March 2, Foley Mountain, level 2, moderate pace, 8 km, snowshoe or hike. Meet at Conlon Farm, 10 a.m. 613-256-0817 or The Food Matters Coalition 2 workshops -how to grow vegetables/herbs -preserving the produce you grow. Saturday 8:30noon, March 2, Loaves and Fishes and March 23,Perth at the Table Community Food Centre. Info/to register

4 hand euchre, Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. at Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Rd., North Gower. Light lunch. Info: (613)4891684. All welcome. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 4 hand euchre with lunch and prizes, every Friday, 7 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)283-8482. 6 hand euchre with lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet March 6, Centennial Hall for Pot Luck Supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment inquires welcome. 613-253-1433. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)283-8482. ‘Bolingbroke Cafe’ (ABC Hall, 3166 County Rd. 36). March 1- Long Sault Trio (7:30-10 pm). Specialty coffees, teas and crepes available in a classic coffee house ambience. Canadian Tai Chi Academy, every Mon, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m., Rosedale Hall, Montague Twp. All welcome. (613)269-3944, www. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clinic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to anyone needing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, March 1. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Dance Toledo Legion, Sunday, March 3. Featuring Sagebrush. Doors open at 1. Dance starts at 2, followed by hot pork supper at 5. Forfar euchre every Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. Forfar Community Hall. Light lunch. Everyone welcome. Fundraiser Bingo for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, March 2. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Ham ‘N Jam, March 3, Clayton Community Hall, 2-6, supper at 5 p.m. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, March 10, McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open

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noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association Tapping Out Party, Saturday March 2nd, 10 a.m- 2 p.m. Hosted by Thompsontown Maple Products. 613-2561826 www.thompsontownmaple. ca Lunch and cards, Thursday, March 7 from 11:30-4 at Balderson United Church. Soup, sandwiches, desserts. Lunch and presentation “Memories” columnist, author, speaker Mary Cook. March 10, Lombardy Agricultural Hall. Doors open 12:30, lunch served 1 p.m. Sponsor: Lombardy Agricultural Society. Tickets: 613-283-1328, 613-283-4161. New Horizon Club, March 13, 12 noon, pancake lunch, St Patricks, Christ Church Hall, Burritts Rapids. Janet 613-269-2737. Rideau & District Old Tyme Fiddling & Country Music Annual Benefit Dance, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Info: 613258-2258. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, March 9, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Spaghetti Night- March 1, 5-7 p.m. Legion, Br. 231, Portland.

4 hand bid euchre, 7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand bid euchre, every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Senior’s Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 1st. Monday every month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-2834684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. Better than a Doctor, Better than a Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus.

For prayer, anytime call U MEPRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bid Euchre 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsored by Harmony Club 162. Info 613283-4684. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. Duplicate bridge, every Monday night, Legion, 7 p.m. EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)March 5, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Good Food for a Healthy Baby. Every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls District Community Health Centre, 2 Gould St. Info: (613)257-2779 ext. 104. Mom to Mom Sale, March 2, 8-1, 7283 Roger Stevens Dr., Info: contact Ruth Stoodley 613-2061518. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)257-2779. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). St Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner, Sunday, March 3rd-Doors open at 3:45 p.m. All Welcome. The Crozier Family SingersMarch 3, 10 a.m. Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church. Leading worship and special music. Missions Outreach Emphasis. 613-2835383. W.I.P. Ladies Night, March 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Food, fellowship, fun. Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church. Babysitting provided. 613-283-5383. World Day of Prayer, Fri. March 1, 7 p.m. Bethel Pentecostal Church. Lunch provided. All welcome.

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Joint project with United Counties to upgrade Kilmarnock Bridge proceeding

Reconstruction to include bicycle lanes Council passed a motion that will see improved road surface, drainage and safety, including bicycle lanes, as part of the rehabilitation of County Road 16A in Mississippi Mills. The work will be done on an 800-metre section between its intersection with County Road 29 and Country Street in Almonte. Following a public information centre, county staff sought comments from Mississippi Mills staff regarding preferred design options. Staff recommended a 10.5-metre roadway comprised of two 3.5-metre lanes, two 1.5-metre bicycle lanes and one 0.5-metre curb. The bicycle lanes will be marked with a single white line and bicycle symbols. The townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report noted the construction gives consideration to local cycling needs and that the road connects to a major recreation destination in the community. The project will be tendered in April with the results presented to county council in May. Completion is expected between August and October, with one lane of traffic remaining open at all times. More safety signs to be installed Council has approved a bylaw authorizing the installation of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;yield to oncoming trafficâ&#x20AC;? sign on the east side of the Blakeney Bridge to improve public safety. The bridge crosses the Mississippi River in the Village of Blakeney in Mississippi Mills. The public works committee reported the bridge is less than six metres wide and â&#x20AC;&#x153;narrow structureâ&#x20AC;? warning signs are posted on its approaches. After the Town of Mississippi Mills resurfaced a section of the Blakeney Road, which crosses the bridge and connects to County Road 29, local residents asked for improved signage. In particular,

motorists approaching from the east are unable to see vehicles on their final approach to the bridge from the west, which can lead to right-ofway conflicts. The need for reduced speed was also noted. The public works director recommended the new yield sign along with 20 kilometre per hour advisory speed signs at both ends of the bridge and â&#x20AC;&#x153;narrow bridgeâ&#x20AC;? signs at both ends. The signage is to be installed in the spring. Expressing concerns about funding model Council passed a motion authorizing chief administrative officer (CAO)/treasurer Kurt Greaves and Lanark Lodge director Deborah Pidgeon to accept the anticipated increase in funding of $159,000 for nursing and personal care for April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, but to write a letter to Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, about concerns with the funding model to deliver nursing services. Since 2009, Lanark Lodge has been in the process of transitioning to a new system for measuring funding needs in nursing and personal care. One significant change is the focus on special rehabilitation for long-term care residents, as there is additional funding attached to providing these services. The ministry identified in 2012 that there were concerns across the province on the data received for reporting of special rehabilitation, and they opted to implement a funding cap. For the lodge this represented a loss of $85,000 in funding for nursing and personal care from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. For this year, the ministry has announced a five per cent limit on special rehabilitation for funding calculations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important that we continue to rally the government to address the issues of caps on funding to special rehabilitation, the time lag in the data utilized to inform the funding for our long-term care home operations and to highlight that the funding adequacy can only be dealt with through an increase in funding to the long-term care sector as a whole,â&#x20AC;? Pidgeon said. Renovate Lanark proceeds Council has approved some minor amendments to the Renovate Lanark program as the provincially-funded initiative heads into the 2013/2014 fiscal year. This is a component of the Investment in Affordable Housing programs that provide funding for necessary housing repairs for low-income homeowners and persons with disabilities. Twenty-four applications were received last year and assistance was provided to almost all of them in the form of loans and grants. For 2013/2014, $80,000

has been allocated for the program. In order to assist as many people as possible, the maximum allowable loan has been adjusted from $15,000 to $10,000 and households can only apply for one repair project. Eligibility is limited to households earning less than $50,000 with a maximum house value of $200,000. The deadline for applications is May 15. Several meetings planned with ministers The county has arranged for several meetings with

ministers as part of the Ontario Good Roads Association/Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference to be held in Toronto next week. Delegations will be meeting with Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey regarding restrictions on rural development, proposed changes to the provincial policy statement and the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official plan process; Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray regarding the Ontario Cycling Strategy and funding

for paved shoulders; Minister of Community and Social Services Ted McMeekin regarding sustainable funding for shelters; Parliamentary Assistant Grant Crack for the Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs regarding the proposed Local Food Act; Parliamentary Assistant Steven Del Duca for the Ministry of Finance regarding tax capping; Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews regarding discrepencies in hospital funding, impacts on the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hos-

pital, respite beds and longterm-care funding. Upcoming meetings: County council, Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.; Community Development, March 6, 5 p.m.; Public Works, March 6 (following Community Development). Community Services, March 13, 5 p.m.; Corporate Services, March 13 (following Community Services). For more information, contact 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1501. Submitted by the County of Lanark.

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EMC News - When Carlin Henneberry started History class at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute she had no idea just how fascinating and memorable that experience would be. Thanks to a most unlikely source, that’s exactly what her Lest We Forget project has been for her. Like her fellow history students, Henneberry has devoted countless hours to tracking down and detailing the final 24 hours of soldier George Vincent Gill’s life. She had tracked down Gill’s terrifying last moments before he was murdered by Kurt “Panzer” Meyers in France on June 7, 1944, but couldn’t put a face to a name until she spoke with her grandfather in Nova Scotia. It turned out he had been

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“We really wanted to celebrate the whole project,” remarked Marie Fournier of the museum. A rough estimate by museum staff revealed that more than 500 local high school students have been involved in bringing the last moments of war dead to life since 2001 when the program began. At that time SFDCI was the first to open the war files on the Smiths Falls soldiers since they were made out after the war. Classroom teacher Blake Seward attended the grand opening last week and congratulated his students and museum staff on such a great exhibit. The room is lined with selected soldier biographies while a complete collection See SOLDIER page SF2

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EMC Business – Fearing a significant loss to their taxation base, four of five Montague council members voted against allowing the town of Smiths Falls to annex lot 10 of the Villa Montague project, essentially killing plans for the multi-use seniors’ facility. Last Tuesday night (Feb. 19) Montague councillors heard about the financial benefit Villa Montague would give to the community over the next 30 years, as well as the added employment and additional seniors housing units that would come with the project. Coun. Vince Carroll thanked staff for such a thorough report, but felt he couldn’t support the request as is. “I feel if we open it up to the town to put water and sewer across we’ll end up losing that whole section,” Carroll said. The motion asked council to direct staff to bring forward conditions to allow for the annexation of lot 10 on Queen Street and to report back to council on any presentations made before the township provides its formal position to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The agreement also includes a 15-year tax sharing agreement between the two municipalities. The staff report states the township would see triple the taxation revenue over 30 years, but the fear that the addition of big commercial interests like Villa Montague will mean the removal of prime development land in the township lingered in the minds of councillors. “It is not worth the risk,” added Coun. Pat Dolan. “I don’t support any annexation to the Town of Smiths Falls of any Montague property.” He added he has received calls from Bayview Crescent residents concerned about the possibility that they would one day become part of the town. Coun. Bonnie Burson said the 15-year declining

taxation share between the two municipalities seemed too short for a project of this magnitude, noting she hadn’t seen agreements of this type for less than a 25-year term. Montague reeve Bill Dobson, who was the sole supporting vote on last Tuesday’s motion, expressed his frustration with council’s decision saying the township is working hard to sustain itself on a residential tax base. He based his decision on the comments heard during the Jan. 29 public meeting at Rosedale Hall where the message he heard was let’s move on with it. “I think that we’re not representing the public properly,” Dobson said. However, some councillors disagreed saying their vote of nay reflects the words of residents to whom they have spoken. Carroll added some residents he’s heard from are concerned they won’t be able to continue with septic services because of their proximity to the Rideau Canal and the proposed new service lines for Villa Montague. “Unfortunately, Mr. Assaly may have to settle for his septic system,” Carroll concluded. Word of Montague’s decision reached the developer’s ears shortly after the vote was made. During a phone interview from his Florida home last week, Mr. Assaly expressed his dismay. “I’m extremely disappointed,” he added. “They don’t have to go anywhere else for economic development. I’m handing it to them.” Assaly felt last week’s decision was shortsighted and did not take into account the many benefits the project would give to both municipalities including an increased tax base, additional jobs and construction investment. Assaly noted should the Villa Montague project have moved forward his payroll would have jumped from its See VILLA page SF2

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er could be around the $3,000 mark and can virtually create anything the user has in mind. Materials may cost between $200-$500 depending on what is being produced. “I can see the benefit of it,” remarked Coun. Chris Cummings, adding Lee Valley Tools uses such a printer in its creative process. He suggested tapping into the Small Business Enterprise Centre at Cornelia Court as a potential location option and partner in the project. Coun. Lorraine Allen suggested speaking to the Upper Canada School Board to see if the high school could house such a machine. “A lot of very creative young people would benefit from it,” Allen said. Many entrepreneurs worldwide have turned to the 3D printer as an economical way

to launch their business idea, including Smiths Falls own Noel White of Monolith Architectural Models who is excited to see a workshop-style offering available to local children. “It gives our kids an advantage that they wouldn’t have in many places in the world,”


Blake Seward, history teacher at SFDCI, welcomes all to the grand opening of the Lest We Forget museum exhibit at Heritage House Museum Feb. 20. Listening to him speak is student, Carlin Henneberry, whose soldier was murdered in 1944.

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can be viewed in a binder. Surrounding the stories are artifacts from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95’s personal museum and a film of one of the high school’s exposure trips to the battlefields of Europe. “This is part A for us,”

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current rate of $200,000 to $2 million, which is why he can’t understand why it’s taking Montague and Smiths Falls so long to accept such economic stimulation in their own backyards. “I can’t deal with people who are illogical,” Assaly added. “They’ve closed the door on economic development. They’ve said they’re not interested.” Though Villa Montague is dead, Assaly’s plans to develop a multi-use seniors health care hub is not. The area developer is looking at another community to move the project to “where they are welcoming me with open arms, but my preference would have been for this community,” Assaly said of the Montague area. Dobson said he is hoping all is not lost on Villa Montague and that a deal can still

Seward said of the work on display today. The next semester of students will be looking to uncover the stories of the air force war dead. Coun. Jay Brennan, who also sits on the Heritage House Museum advisory board, brought greetings from

be worked out to bring this project to the community where seniors’ housing is in short supply. “The only thing that can turn this around now is if the public responded in a huge way against the council,” the reeve said. After the township formally expresses its decision to Assa-

the town and congratulated all involved on a job well done. “What a great display we have,” he told the crowd Feb. 20. “It’s a legacy for the kids that have done the work.” Brennan knows first hand the lasting impact the project has had on students as his son took part last semester.

ly Corporation, the town and Lanark County staff will have dropped the case having been given no direction to move forward from council. Glenn Barnes, CAO for the township said he is working on a new approach to economic development that he plans to present to council this spring.

White added on the machine’s versatility. “It’s like a factory you can put in your basement.” In his work White often uses the technology for furnishings in his models and for oddly shaped structures and calls it very user friendly. To gain benefactors who

will support the project Lalande said they will be meeting with the Lions Club on March 14. Coun. Jay Brennan offered to connect the two men with the mayor who regularly attends the service club presidents’ meeting where all local clubs are represented.

What you need to know about theft, damage to signs EMC News - Every year the Town of Smiths Falls checks to make sure the signage on the roadway and intersections are still where they are supposed to be and they are functioning properly. Every year the local snowmobile club is tasked with putting up signage on the snowmobile trails for the safety of the snowmobilers. Every year there is the same problem. That problem is theft of signs both on the highway and on the trails. The signs are there to assist motorists and snowmobilers alike. They are there for directions, stop signs, warnings about stopping, curve ahead,


EMC Business - Smiths Falls’ roots in manufacturing made it a force to be reckoned with in the industrial world and a proposal to reignite that ‘community of makers’ hopes to bring about a second resurgence of local manufacturing. Encouraging a new generation of Smiths Falls entrepreneurs in the long term is the focus behind a Feb. 25 presentation to councillors expressing an interest in hosting 3D printer workshops in the community. “I see these tools as an opportunity,” said Steve Dinsmore of Hangers of Canada Ltd. of Smiths Falls. He is working with Luc Lalande, managing partner in STEAMakers Guild of Ottawa who is working to increase community access to 3D print-

ers. The concept is that through introducing the technology and software needed to turn one’s ideas into reality they will be empowering would-be entrepreneurs of all ages (starting as young as eight) to start their own business close to home. Participants will learn peerto-peer learning skills and knowledge sharing while promoting creativity, experimentation and production. “These are the types of skills I think are exceptionally important to develop innovation and entrepreneurship,” Lalande told councillors this week. To bring the workshops to the community they are looking for individuals who could provide financial support or a location that would be available to the public for workshops. The purchase of a 3D print-

etc. Without these signs there would be collisions among operators and possibly pedestrians resulting in injuries and possibly deaths. The signage can also assist drivers on the trail and highways of directions to a specific location. If a snowmobiler becomes lost due to the theft of a directional sign that driver may end up becoming completely lost or they may not realize there is a roadway ahead and collide with another motor vehicle or snowmobile. These signs are put in place for a reason. If a person removes/steals or defaces any sign it could have serious consequences to everyone. The person who steals the sign

could face criminal charges of theft or more serious charges including criminal negligence. There is also the costly price of replacing or repairing these signs and the post. If you see anyone damaging, stealing, moving, defacing or attempting to do anything to any sign whether it is on the roadway or on the snowmobile trail call the Smiths Falls Police Service, the Police Service where it is happening or Crime Stoppers. Let’s put an end to the destruction or theft of a few signs. Submitted by Cst. David Murphy, Community Service Officer for the Smiths Falls Police Service.


NOTICE OF MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Municipal Services Committee of The Township of Rideau Lakes will hold a Public Meeting on the 25th of March, 2013 at 2:30pm, at the Township of Rideau Lakes offices, 1439 County Road 8, Chantry, to consider a proposed Building Fee By-law pursuant to Section 7 of the Building Code Act, 1992. PURPOSE OF THE BY-LAW The proposed by-law will replace the existing Building Fee By-law (Schedule B-1 and B-2 to by-law 2012-79) and change existing fees charged and impose new fees for the administration of the Building Code Act. Additionally, the by-law will establish an annual indexing system tied to the Consumer Price Index. The proposed changes are being implemented to support full cost recovery for Building Code Act administration. The indexing provision is being proposed to ensure fees are consistent with the rate of inflation. LANDS AFFECTED This By-law will apply to all lands within the corporate boundaries of The Township of Rideau Lakes. In accordance with established agreements under Section 3(3) of the Act the proposed fees will also apply to services provided to the Village of Westport and the Township of Athens. REPRESENTATION ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make a written or verbal representation either in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed by-law. INFORMATION THE PROPOSED BY-LAW and related information such as the costs of administering and enforcing the Act by the principal authority; the amount of the fee or of the change to the existing fee; and the rationale for imposing or changing the fee is available to any member of the public at no cost upon request at: The Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8 Chantry ON., K0E 1G0 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION may be obtained by contacting the Manager of Development Services: Mr. Mike Dwyer The Township of Rideau Lakes 1439 County Road 8 Delta, ON, K0E 1G0 Phone: (613) 928-2251 Fax: (613)928-3097 Dated at The Township of Rideau Lakes this 28th day of February, 2013.


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Liberal leadership hopeful brings plenty of ideas to federal race EMC News - Deborah Coyne arrived in Lanark County in as understated a way as her campaign. Unlike fellow federal Liberal leadership contender Marc Garneau, who arrived at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario in Smiths Falls a few days later, with a press attache and former federal cabinet minister-turned-campaign manager in tow, Coyne pulled in at the Thruway restaurant in Carleton Place on Tuesday, Feb. 12, having driven herself in from Ottawa, and racing home to be with her child. As much as her children are front-of-mind to her, so too is her other, political, family. “The Liberal Party will be back,” is one of the first sentences out of her mouth as we begin, cutting right to the chase, as the words cascade out quickly, fluidly, decisively. “Talking to people (across the country) they don’t like polarized politics. We are more and more a fragmented collection of regions and provinces.” Partially out of humility, partially out of an acknowledgement of reality, she echoes the sentiments of her fellow Grit candidates that there is much work left to do – not only removing Stephen Harper’s Conservatives from office but first, for them, removing the New Democratic Party from the Official Opposition benches. “It (the NDP) is very strong right now,” said Coyne, though she is quick to pounce on them “playing games” with the Clarity Act, perhaps more a plea to maintain their new-found power base in Quebec than anything else. Just as the NDP now, and the Mulroney-era Progressive Conservatives of old, walked a tight line between courting soft Quebec nationalists, without scaring off federalists, so too does Coyne want the Liberals to stay true to their goals of a strong federal government. “The federal government is supposed to be involved in health care,” said Coyne adamantly, bemoaning the absence of first ministers’ conferences, and Harper, in essence, handing each province a cheque and telling them to do what they wish, within the law, for health care. “In these inter-provincial bodies, you need to have federal leadership,” said Coyne. “These are provincial premiers. They cannot look at the national picture.” While the federal government continues to run its ‘Canada’s Action Plan’ ads, long after the program has ended, Coyne noted that infrastructure may well become a crisis problem that needs dealing with sooner rather than later, having been kicked down the road so often. “We’re going to be scrambling by the seat of our pants to scramble to get those billions of dollars” when the construction bills come due, she said. She said she is “focused on ideas,” and they certainly


Deborah Coyne come out, running the gamut from stockpiling drugs, to Employment Insurance reform to overhauling the tax code. “(There are) so many microcredits going to people who don’t need it,” said Coyne. “Day care money is going to people who don’t need it...I am not proposing a national childcare program. But we need to do something about it.” Coyne has written extensively about supply management, something fellow candidates like Garneau have since signed on to. “Supply management is part of the bigger part economic union,” said Coyne. Since the mid-1990s, fellow Liberals like then-New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna have been making the case for easing, or removing, internal trade barriers in Canada. During the Paul Martin government, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger became Canada’s first, and so far only, internal trade minister in an effort to bring down barriers. There is still much to be done on supply management, including, according to Coyne, recognizing qualifications across the country. “Right now, there is no federal leadership,” said the Ottawa native, returning to a familiar refrain. She admits that some people may complain that, “Oh, it’s not a bumper sticker issue,” she says, sweeping her hand at the parking lot. “It is. It affects our competitive advantage” since there are more barriers to trade within Canada than within the European Union. While she has plenty of new ideas, she also wants to dust off some other ideas that some Liberals, as recently as five years ago, no longer want to touch with a barge pole. “It’s the right thing to do,” she said of the carbon tax, which was part of Stephane Dion’s Green Shift in 2008. “It was the right idea... If you put a price on it, it does regulate behaviour. Over time it (the tax) will trend to zero. It is not redistributive. It goes back to the province it was raised in. I don’t get any push back from the Flanagans of the world,” she says, alluding to Harper’s political godfather, University of Calgary political professor Tom Flanagan. Coyne clearly comes across as a smart cookie - something that should stand a working

mother seeking political office in good stead. But considering that the Liberal leadership of late has been drawn from the Harvard University faculty lounge (Michael Ignatieff) or held by an affable if absentminded professor-type (Dion), the intellectual moniker may actually prove counter productive these days, especially in Liberal circles. “I’m not going to comment on that at all,” said Coyne, a sudden flash in her eyes, before softening up again. “Sure, I guess I am an intellectual, but I am also practical. I believe in the sense and sensibility of Canadians. I’m here for the idea. I don’t see anyone else making those points. (But) nothing bothers me - I have a thick skin.” Not only does Coyne join a crowded field of candidates – eight at last count after George Takash withdrew on Monday – but also a number of notable female challengers in her midst as well, including Joyce Murray, Martha Hall Findlay and Karen McCrimmon. “There are still not enough women in parliament,” she said, though she herself has plans to run in the new Toronto riding of Mt. Pleasant in 2015. “I don’t think we women are good at networking. I see this (race) as a good advance. It is good that there are so many women in the race.” Speaking of elections, she wants to see Liberals nominate their candidates two years before every election, to allow candidates to get known in their ridings. While she is running against big name candidates like Garneau, Canada’s first man in space, and Justin Trudeau, she has run for parliament before, again against a big name, running against the late NDP leader Jack Layton in Toronto-Danforth in 2006. “I had fun running against Jack in 2006,” she says with a smile one does not normally see when a politician speaks of a campaign against a rival. “I knew I wouldn’t run a personal campaign. But I had fun.” If she becomes leader in April, she intends to maintain that composure against Layton’s successor. “I will not attack Mr. Mulcair personally,” said Coyne. Background Coyne, trained as a lawyer, worked in the Prime Minister’s Office during the brief reign

of John Turner in 1984, and served as a special assistant to then Newfoundland Premier Clyde Wells from 1989 to 1991. She also sat on the No committee during the 1992 national referendum on the Charlottetown Accord. “That was a lot more exciting than working in the PMO,” she said with a laugh. While she and Wells disagreed on how to vote on Charlottetown, they remained on good terms. “I respect that, but I knew it had to be stopped,” said Coyne. Earlier this year Coyne published an autobiography entitled Unscripted: A Life Devoted to Building a Better

Canada, in which she touches on her relationship to former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and the daughter she had with him. “I know you have to ask these questions,” Coyne said, getting quiet, closing her eyes, when asked about the book, before opening her eyes again and laughing out, “It’s a tiny part of the book! “This is the right time to write something. People should know where I come from. I was going to do something some day.” She has been asked during the course of the campaign if it is awkward campaigning against Justin Trudeau, who

is technically her daughter’s half-brother. “No, no, we are not in contact,” she said. She straightens her back, before offering kindly that, “I am glad he is in the race. He is a great asset to the party.” She glances at her watch, finishes up her coffee, and after a few more minutes of polite chat, asks for clarification on directions to Toronto - Highway 7 or Highway 15 through Smiths Falls to get to Highway 401. Finishing up a final point, she again smiles, and says, “everything is all about kids,” not only in her life, but in her latest foray as a soldier of ideas.

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Montague supports solar power project

EMC Business - Montague council has unanimously provided their support to a proposed solar panel project on Rosedale Road in hopes the project will receive approval later this year. The proposal is to build three 10-megawatt ground mount solar projects on two identified land parcels on Rosedale Road. “I certainly support the proposal going forward,” remarked Coun. Pat Dolan. The motion included confirmation of an annual payment to the township in the amount of $7,000 per megawatt. These fees will address the community’s established solar farm fee policy that seeks funds for community enhancement, additional fire service enhancements (if required), a security deposit and loss of tax revenue. In section 6.6 of the policy it states: “A contingency amount for the probable loss of tax revenue over the duration of the project resulting from a decrease in the market value of residential properties directly impacted by the project.” In presenting the report last Tuesday night (Feb. 19), Glenn Barnes, chief administrative office (CAO) for the township said the annual funds to the community are necessary to address real costs to the township from the









Cool Runnings EMC News – Cool Runnings - Deciding that hills are overrated, these Chimo Elementary School students

take sliding into their own hands by towing around fellow students at last Friday’s Winter Carnival.

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MONTHLY MUNICIPAL NEWS FOR MARCH 2013 MARCH MEETINGS: Monday, March 4, 2013 Monday, March 11, 2013 Monday, March 18, 2013 Monday, March 25, 2013

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project like lost tax revenue and road maintenance. “We need to have financial contributions to make sure we can repair those (roads) because you are actually shortening the life of those roads,” Barnes explained. The township’s formal support of the project will be added to SkyPower Global’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) application. FIT is a provincial program that allows for operations like that proposed in Montague to feed power into the grid. SkyPower expects to hear if their application is approved before the end of this year. Should the project receive approval the company must undertake a series of approval processes including a public consultation process. A presentation by SkyPower made last July to Montague explains all draft reports done on the project will be made available 60 days before the next public meeting.


EMC News - Crime Stoppers and the Smiths Falls Police Service are seeking your assistance in solving mischief done to a Volkswagen convertible that occurred during the day on Feb. 19, 2013. Engine wires were cut while the vehicle was parked in a lot off Percy. If you have any information on these or any other crimes call Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers at 613-284-CASH (2274) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Did you know? Crime Stoppers does not receive funding from any level of government and operates exclusively on funds raised by board members of each individual program and on donations provided by the public. Crime Stoppers is making a difference in your community! If you’d like to make a donation or volunteer with Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers, please call Carl Evoy at 613-283-2444.

Hydro One Networks have advised Public Works of their plans to perform work in our community. To assist in providing reliable electrical service, trees and brush must be kept from interfering with overhead power lines. Hydro One is responsible for this maintenance service, at no cost to the communities they serve. Each electrical customer will be receiving a letter describing the work program. In general, the work will involve Hydro One’s crews working along the streets and back yards of Smiths Falls for 8–10 weeks, beginning in March. Specially trained Utility Arborists will clear branches away from power lines, remove hazardous trees and cut brush growing under the lines. Smaller vegetation will be removed from both Town and private property and properly disposed of. We look forward to your cooperation as we realize both a healthy Urban Forest and a safe reliable flow of electricity to the homes and businesses in and around Smiths Falls. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Grant Bova, Hydro One Forestry Technician, at (613) 267-6473

THE 2012 ANNUAL SMITHS FALLS DRINKING WATER SYSTEM REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE. To view a copy please visit the Town’s website under Town Hall, Documents and Forms, Annual Reports. If you would like to receive a hard copy, the report can be picked up at the Town Hall free of charge. Should you have any questions please contact: Sarah Cooke, Water and Wastewater Compliance Coordinator 613-283-4124 Ext 5502 Email:

HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM March 1 – April 26: Lest We Forget – The Exhibit March 11 to 15: March Break Activities – A Warm Victorian Winter Welcome Family Heritage Demonstration Schedule – Monday to Friday Scheduled Special Demonstrations & Activities: Find the Leprechauns Lest We Forget – The Exhibit and The Legend of Frost & Wood: Outstanding in their Field exhibits. Wednesday, March 13: 1–4 pm “Exploring your Family Tree” MAKING HISTORY MARCH BREAK WORKSHOP SERIES You MUST register in advance for the Kids Workshops; space is limited. Call 613-283-6311 MONDAY MARCH 11TH TO FRIDAY MARCH 15TH Mad Science – Thursday, March 14, 2013. 1:00p.m.My Slice – Bake Oven Pizza Making – Monday, 3:00p.m. Ages 7-12. Cost: $10 per child (materials March 11, 2013. 11:00a.m-1:00p.m. Ages 7 and over; are included) Cost: $15 per child (materials are included) Movie Time – Tuesday, March 12, 2013. 1:00p.m.3:30p.m. Ages 5–12. Cost: $5 per child Fun and Fitness – Wednesday, March 13, 2013. 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Ages 6–12. Cost: $5 per child (materials are included)

Let Them Eat Cake – Friday, March 15, 2013. 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Ages 7-12. Cost: $15 per child (materials are included) March 25 to April 5 – Easter Bunny Hunt

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TOWNCOUNCIL COUNCIL TOWN BRIEF ININBRIEF EMC News - The following information came from the regular council session held Tuesday, Feb. 19, the regular committee-of-the-whole and special council session held Feb. 25, 2013.

Ambulance station at town hall

Councillors encouraged town staff to continue discussions with Lanark County to see if it is possible to locate an ambulance service bay within the existing fire station at the municipal complex. A formal proposal will be coming forward to committee for review before any action is taken.

Asset management plan

Smiths Falls approved an out of budget expenditure of $21,635.65 for this year that will allow Greer Galloway Group Inc. to create an Asset Management Plan for the town. The project tender received only one bid response at a cost of about $62,635.65. The ministry is providing $26,947.80 in funding support. The plan is a requirement for apply and receiving future grant dollars from the province and was unanimously approved.

Wi-Fi repairs under way

Councillors reported that the free Wi-Fi service in downtown Smiths Falls is experiencing some glitches. The service can be accessed on Beckwith Street but not the side streets because of the placement of the transponder. Work to correct this is now underway.

CTV morning show to return

Thanks to the fantastic efforts of Kim Leach, manager of economic development, Smiths Falls will once again welcome the CTV morning show sometime this May or June. The news was made at last Tuesday’s council session during a marketing presentation from the television network.

Target signs approved

Town staff presented the traffic report for the town highlighting the Walmart parking lot and the intersection of Ferrara and Lombard streets as accident hot spots in town. The report, which must be prepared every five years, looked at the impact of removing vehicle traffic from the Confederation bridge. While the report said there would be enough access through the existing road network it did note a potential problem should one of the canal crossings was temporarily closed for repairs. Vanessa Bernicky, town engineer, voiced her support for keeping traffic on the bridge noting future plans to rebuild Beckwith Street. “This structure is important in having the ability to bypass the street,” she said. Councillors accepted the report and thanked staff for their help.

Airport update

Last week it was announced that Coun. Ken Graham was acclaimed the Airport Commission’s chair while Montague Reeve Bill Dobson was acclaimed vice chair. In his report Graham said the commission plans to continue its work in being project ready for solar panel installation despite word that the area currently doesn’t have capacity in the grid to service such projects. His hope is that when capacity is available the airport will be able to take advantage of the revenue generating opportunity.

Waste management letter to be sent

Councillors have asked staff to draft a letter and send it to the city as part of a public and government feedback opportunity on the request to expand the Carp landfill site. Coun. Ken Graham asked the letter be sent to reiterate Council’s desire to see the community remain within the intake zone of the landfill site. If the expansion is approved it may come with a restricted service area. “I think that’s very prudent,” said Coun. Chris Cummings. - S.R.


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EMC News - Last week the community of Smiths Falls welcomed 30 students from its Chinese sister city for an exposure trip like no other. Above, the group visits Willis College where the students invited their guests to try their hand at lifting a person in need. By far the highlight of the week-long trip was the students’ visit to Classic Wings Feb. 20 where students saw rare planes and a German Porsche, which was a hit for all the children.




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A special exemption from the sign bylaw was supported by councillors at this week’s COW. Target has asked for three signs instead of the allotted one. The red circular sign will be installed on the front of the County Fair Mall anchor store as well as at the back of the building. A pharmacy sign will also be installed.

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - FEBRUARY 25, 1913 The Fire Co have accepted a challenge from a ladies hockey team, captained by Miss G. Rowsome for a 20 minute hockey match on Firemen’s Night. That skating parties are a popular form of entertainment in Smiths Falls is shown by the large attendance last night at the second one given this month by the Young People’s Guild of St. Paul’s church. The attendance was over 300 and a very pleasant evening was spent. 50 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 28, 1963 Mixed reactions have greeted the new 1963 town budget, which was brought down by council during special session on Monday afternoon. Home owners were given a reduction in their rate while those with commercial assessment found their taxes have increase by 21 mills over last year, which was then an all-time high. The current outbreak of influenza in Smiths Falls is taking its toll in all walks of life. Hardest hit are the schools where most teachers have reported a noticeable drop in attendance. Although not considered as serious as the Asian flu which swept the country six years ago, the present strain seems to strike unexpectedly and affects persons of all ages and last from two to three days. 25 YEARS AGO - FEBRUARY 24, 1988 The next step in the search for a young offenders’ group home in Smiths Falls lies in the hands of Elmsley Street residents. Last week the Norm Johnson Youth Residence committee submitted a bid to purchase a house on Elmsley Street to set up a home for young offenders between the ages of 12 to 15. McSharfe and Shanks opened its doors in the new Southside Centre location Monday morning under a new name, the Smiths Falls IDA Pharmacy. The athletic prowess of five Smiths Falls high school football players have caught the eye of former CFL player Larry Uteck. Mr. Uteck, currently head coach at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, was in town recently with recruitment in mind. Highly touted Mark Whitton, Phil Henry, Mark Rockburn, Scott Martin and Rick Fowlie were the players Mr. Uteck was looking for as potential Huskies in the future. 10 YEARS AGO – FEBRUARY 26, 2003 The Lanark County Museums Association, of which Smiths Falls’ three museums are key members, have received a $62,000 grant from the provincial government to help develop a new public display. The money was awarded to the Exhibition Development Project, which will see each museum build its own exhibit. A train explosion, which sent many in search of shelter near Belleville, Feb. 21, involved two crew members from Smiths Falls. At approximately 4:45 a.m. Feb. 21, in Tyendinaga Township, an explosion took place between two trains which were on a switch line, resulting in fire and derailment of the trains involved. The trains were on a Canadian Pacific Railway line. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has given its approval to the town’s Plan of subdivision for the Lombard Business Park. This, Brown says, will pave the way for the sale of lands to developer Brian Otis. It’s expected the business park will be home to a pair of big box stores. Discussions between the developer and the municipality have been ongoing since early last year. The town remains in a surplus position of close to $100,000 for 2002, corporate services director Wayne Brown reported Monday. He said the auditors reviewed the town books last week with nothing out of the ordinary to report. He did note that final figures won’t be known until Lanark County completes its audit in about a month. Compiled by: STACEY ROY

Remember When Thanks goes to Clem Henderson for this team photo of Gerry Lowe’s mid-1970s Smiths Falls Midget hockey team from the years 1974-75-76 played in a one-day Smiths Falls Old Timers Hockey Tournament in October 1998. They won one game and lost two including the final

game. 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.

Missed opportunity is tear worthy EMC Editorial – Watching the ongoing saga surrounding Villa Montague reminds me of Dr. Seuss’ The Zax story. Two people unwilling to shift slightly to one side to let the other pass stand frozen in time face-to-face because of their stubbornness. Yep, sure sounds familiar. The unfortunate part in the story of Villa Montague is that both communities have lost, big time. I want to say right off the top that I have a lot of respect for both councils who represent their communities and I know on difficult matters such as this there is never a decision that will please everyone. Wouldn’t you know I’d be one of those types you just can’t please!

For the Record STACEY ROY I can’t help but wipe a tear away from my face when I think of all the time and energy both communities have spent in trying to bring jobs to this area. Why in God’s name did we just see them turn jobs away? Both communities have their reasons be it fear of losing all developable land to the more urban area or fear of having to pay a large maintenance bill for services outside the community and on the

surface they seem fair, but don’t tell me there wasn’t a compromise that could have been found somewhere. You did it for the former Rideau Regional Centre why not for this property? I fear the answer lies in hurt feelings from the last annexation process where both sides felt they got the short end of the stick. I urge both Councils to look at the amazing renovation job being done and the opportunity that is the Gallipeau Centre and tell me whatever compromise that had to be made wasn’t worth it. This project is a loss not only for Villa Montague but also for future projects. Anyone wanting to develop along the Rideau Canal with high-

way access (and really, who wouldn’t) is out of luck in this area. I hope this experience and the loss the community has suffered will inspire both councils to sit down and hammer out an agreement going forward for the development of lands along their borders or else Villa Montague will be just the beginning of the heartache. It hurts me to think of how beautiful the entrance to town would have looked with the Gallipeau Centre on one side and Villa Montague on the other. Now we have a half demolished site that will get minor repairs, but largely stay as is. See COLUMN page SF7

Letters to the Editor Montague resident shocked, disgusted by decision DEAR EDITOR: Taxpayers of Montague please read carefully. As a result of the unbelievable vote that took place on Feb. 19 at a Montague council meeting our township will now lose $23,000 in tax revenue over 30 years. This in addition to an up-front cash advance. This decision, made by a small group of four councillors, has made us the laughing stock of Lanark County, Smiths Falls and beyond. (Reeve Bill Dobson voted in favour of the project.) These four backward looking councillors have let their prejudices against Smiths Falls take over rational decision making in this case, when it comes to what is best for their township. Rather than taking action for the good of their township they reacted with hostility toward their old nemesis. The Villa Montague project could bring Montague and the surrounding areas 75 beds, which will free up the acute shortage of hospital beds, and bring many full-time staffing jobs in addition to jobs in the initial construction. We need retirement beds and we need jobs. Is there anyone who does not know someone who desperately needs a job?

Why not be forward looking - look at the advantages this will bring to Montague. See DECISION page SF7

Fluoride article misses the point: reader DEAR EDITOR: It appears as though the author of the article on the ongoing water fluoridation “controversy” didn’t actually read the Harvard study which is at the centre of some people’s concerns. If she did she would have found that it concludes that fluoride levels currently used in Smiths Falls and other Canadian municipalities pose no safety risk. The data collected in the study was largely from China and from water sources with high levels See FLUORIDE page SF7

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I have lived in Montague Township for 51 years and have absolutely no desire to amalgamate with Smiths Falls. In this case the town would simply annex a single lot in order to supply water, sewer etc. While the two municipalities complement each other, I prefer country living so I am happy. Folks from Montague pay our taxes in Montague, a portion of which enables us to use the hospital, library, community centre etc., and also we do 90 per cent of our shopping in Smiths Falls so Smiths Falls is happy. It seems to me that our histories have made our officials (corporation and township) behave like stubborn bullies. Bullies always

have a huge fear of something and also a feeling of a lack of power. The circumstances on both sides are fairly well known. However, they are in the past and should be left there. Today is the day to develop a positive view from both sides of the street. Rise up people of Montague. It may not be too late. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let this opportunity slip away because the people we elected to represent us insist on living in the past. With some effort and sober second thought I am sure they can overcome their negativity in order to cooperate with our neighbours to do the right thing for your township, your seniors and your families. Sincerely, Jean Purcell Montague

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of natural fluorides (and one suspects a number of other uncontrolled compounds which might be distorting the results), so high that they are well above any municipal water supply concentrations. Some of the data even included inhalation of fluorides due to proximity to coal burning power plants. When the levels studied were at or near municipal drinking water levels, no effect was found on neurological development in either children or adults.

The fluoridation issue is largely a social controversy only. There really is no scientific controversy here as to the safety and effectiveness of municipal drinking water fluoridation. As is usual in social debates surrounding scientific issues, as one side begins to lose on the basis of evidence, their arguments become increasingly shrill and distorted. Sincerely, Richard Phillips Beckwith Township

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EMC News - On Saturday, Feb. 23 Town and Country Chrysler in Smiths Falls hosted the Rideau Ground Search and Rescue team. The team performed a mock rescue and training exercise as part of the dealershipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th Anniversary Community Partners program that

gives back to community organizations every month throughout 2013. Here, Ray Elliston receives a $500 donation cheque on behalf of Rideau Ground Search and Rescue from Town from Country Chrysler dealer principal Brad Kyle.

Decision, facts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t add up on Villa Montague DEAR EDITOR: Here are a few facts about this project: The current Villa Montague facility on the site is in need of major repairs and upgrades. The owner is willing to invest a significant amount of money to do this. In the process a new building is constructed (jobs), the facility jumps up to 74 beds, creates approximately 30 permanent jobs and removes a building and septic system in poor repair. In return the owner is asking for water and sewer services from Smiths Falls. Montague would cede that small piece of land to Smiths Falls but not the surrounding area (Bayview). This comes with these benefits to Montague Township: (1) a one-time payment of $250,000 to Montague from the owner developer, and (2) taxes for the facility go from approximately $6,000 per year to $23,000 per year for 10 years, then decreasing to zero over the next five years. The financial bottom line is

that Montague can reap close to $800,000 in added revenue over a 15-year term. With this deal, Montague will have funds available to take advantage in coming years, as the provincial and/ or federal governments again make matching infrastructure funds available to municipalities. Where else would a modest township such as Montague get such funds? From you? This proposal was requested by council. Township staff put in considerable time and effort into this proposal; a cost accounting of this work needs to be made. That same council, less the reeve, voted not to pursue it without even consulting its own Economic Development Committee (township citizens). I believe the decision was based on a history of poor relations with Smiths Falls council. Personal feelings are costing us $800,000. I elected a council to weigh issues with an impar-

tial hand in order to better my township but that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t what I am getting. Petty differences are seriously hurting us. Do you want better roads, upgraded infrastructure, and stable taxes? Then contact these four Montague Township councillors: Bonnie Burson, Pat Dolan, Jim Abbass, and Vince Carroll. You can also visit the

EMC Smiths Falls discussion at: nship+defeats+Villa+Montag ue+project This cannot wait as the opportunity is already passing us by and the money will be spent elsewhere. Sincerely, Ross McMurchy Montague


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Decision does not serve Montague DEAR EDITOR: It seems to me four Montague councillors have acted prematurely and irresponsibly in regard to Villa Montague. They have acted like a dog in the manger towards both Mr. Assaly and Smiths Falls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the hay because I have it (no justification apparently needed). Mr. Assaly has been very generous with his offering and project size - and Montague, because of this, would benefit greatly in spite of the fact that they will lose tax benefits from a single lot after 15 years. Obviously, Smiths Falls wants to incorporate the lot to be developed in order to offset their costs of supplying water and sewer services. Although in earlier years Smiths Falls has sought to expand its boundaries, it seems to me that of recent times the town has helped bail out other municipalities when

they could not provide needed services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; South Elmsley could not provide services for Lombard Ave. properties, Montague could not provide service for Atironto or the new OPP headquarters. I think the major issue to be considered is the economic benefits that both Montague and Smiths Falls can gain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; employment both for initial construction and the longterm jobs needed to provide quality accommodation services for our seniors. This matter must not be dropped until these considerations have been taken into account. Closed minds may curtail untold benefits to the community. I believe these four councillors have already done a great disservice to Montague. Sincerely Walter Brown Montague

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ter bill in a fund for future maintenance costs? I have to hand it to Montague Township who hosted a number of public meetings and held open Council sessions to discuss the development project for most of the process. Unfortunately, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say much about the position of the town mostly because Smiths Falls has chosen to hide behind the veil of in camera policy almost exclusively. I would love to hear an open council discussion in Smiths Falls on this topic, but sadly Council didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel we deserved to be part of the discussion. Overall, the outcome of this development project makes me sad because the area is in desperate need of seniors housing and a variety of it and because it would have signaled to the development world that indeed Smiths Falls and Montague are open for business. I hope the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development plans include overseas advertising because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure the firm involved in Villa Montague isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t telling its friends good things about its experience. In closing I have these words for both councils: the next time a business walks in and offers to provide economic stimulation to the community without wining and dining and excessive outlay of cash before hand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; let them!



I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine Bayview Crescent homeowners are happy with this, but I do understand some of the fears that they will be forced to go on services when it literally passes by their house. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see this as an argument against Villa Montague simply because the services already pass their house on the other side of the street! If one fine day the province decides septic systems are a danger to the world heritage site (Rideau Canal) the time it will take for them to mandate change over of services will make our heads spin and nothing ( as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen) not even the lose of Villa Montague or municipal uprising will change this. My other tear for this project comes from the realization that we lost additional funds to pay down the new water treatment plant. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how many residents have looked at their bills and realized our consumption is not even half our bill, but this eats away at me every time I head down to town hall to pay it. We could have gotten $160, 000 one time payment to put on the plant and then 1.75 per cent water consumption charge on top of that. If nothing else why couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the town have put the extra dollars they would have gotten from the wa-


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Shawn Breen, Smiths Falls resident, takes a moment Feb. 21 to look at the artist concept for downtown Smiths Falls and the waterfront during the final public consultation for the downtown core. Parks Canada. Bruce Cudmore, consultant on the project, is also recommending a road running along the setback to maximize pedestrian access to the waterfront. “Giving at least equal opportunity to pedestrians is important,” Cudmore said.

The draft plan brings back a contentious issue of recapturing as much waterfront property along the north shore (Queen Street area) of the Rideau Canal as possible. Cudmore is recommending this is something the town will want to look at as land

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becomes available. While the downtown plan does look at waterfront enhancements including the ultimate removal of the Comfort Inn building in the long-term and beautification projects in the short term, it’s primary focus is the downtown core. Here suggestions such as pedestrian crossings at every intersection along Beckwith Street comes forward as a way to slow traffic and increase access to all businesses along the roadway. A recommendation to widen the sidewalks on the main street was also put forward so that much needed sidewalk furniture doesn’t impede the flow of pedestrian traffic. The plan also calls for the closure of Daniel Street between the library and the town hall complex so that a community square can be

core businesses. The importance of both the public (municipality) and private (businesses) entities coming together to make this long-term vision of downtown Smiths Falls a reality was made right at the top of the meeting and further explained as the night went on. “It’s great leverage to encourage new development,” Cudmore said of the CIP. The plan asks Council to approve the CIP and allot funds within the 2014 budget for implementation. Another exciting publicprivate partnership opportunity is the old water treatment plant, which in the plan has been repurposed for a multi-use facility complete with waterfront balcony. The presentation included a high rise residential development on town owned lands across from the former plant, which town staff confirmed could become a reality within the next couple of years. Nicole McKernan, town planner, said Smiths Falls is now having the lands appraised for their value before development processes can begin. McKernan is pleased to see the downtown plan wrapping up, saying the economic development department is now at work to see if they can secure funding to make these projects a reality. “I’m hoping with having this part of the project already done that we’ll open up more grants to us that we didn’t have before,” she said.

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EMC News – By the end of this March Smiths Falls council will receive the draft recommendations of the Downtown Revitalization and Waterfront Integration Plan in the hopes of moving critical recommendations forward to achieve the overall vision. Last Thursday, Feb. 21 the public had its final opportunity to add their voice to the draft plan before it was presented to council next month. Local resident Shawn Breen has been actively involved in the last two public meetings for the downtown plan and is pleased with what he sees in the artist concept drawings. “Hopefully it will work for everyone,” he said. When the plan comes to council this spring, it will bring with it a number of recommendations, including ways to connect the waterfront with the downtown core. One of the more direct means of achieving this is in extending the roads leading down toward the water past Centre Street and to the base of the 30 metre setback from the Rideau Canal required by

created. “It creates that point of identity for people in the community,” Cudmore said. This area will allow for pedestrian access to the downtown from a number of areas while providing a natural space for public concerts and gathering place. The plan encourages the town to install either a water feature or art piece to act as the focal point, but without hindering the ability to establish an outdoor rink in the winter. In an effort to create the feeling of arriving somewhere special, the plan asks the town to consider adding a shrub lined median from Elmsley Street to the block where Tim Hortons is located on Beckwith Street. This will also shrink the driving space for vehicles and slow down traffic. Another opportunity to welcome visitors to Smiths Falls presents itself at Abbott and Lombard Streets where a pattern in the roadway begins to signal to motorists that they are entering a special place. Other design elements include a signature wall with the town’s name on it behind which is a great view of the boats in the canal. “It’s completely a different kind of impression of arriving in Smiths Falls,” Cudmore said. To accomplish this, the town would have to purchase and demolish the brick building on the corner of the intersection.

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HAPPY 40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Joseph and Teresa Weber They said it would not last but come and see what the Lord has done! Please join us at 7:00 p.m. March 9th at the First Baptist Church on 17 Darcy Street in Perth for the renewal of our vows followed by a reception at the Lions Hall Perth Fairgrounds 8:00 p.m. Dancing, refreshments, and light lunch. No gifts please but donations at the door to the food bank are welcomed. Everyone is welcome, come and join in our celebration. For more info please contact

HEY! HEY! HEY! Two special birthdays are about to happen. John Vermeulen (aka Jan, Dad, and “Papa”) will be 80 years young on March 4th and me, Joshua Parker (grandson), will become a teenager, “13” on March 9th. Nana Jean, my parents Lynn and Jeremy, 3 brothers Kaleb, Isaac and Zachary, Uncle Brian and Aunt Natalie Vermeulen all will be wishing us, “A Very Happy Birthday Celebration.”

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY! Grace & John Storie Susan and David would be delighted for you to join them in Celebration of their Parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary! Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:30–4:30 p.m. Civitan Hall – Perth Mom & Dad, as you look back with happiness and pride upon the fifty cherished years you have spent side by side, may every memory you share of dreams that came true, help make this special Golden Day, a Happy One for You!! Love You!

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY February 28 to our precious grandson Owen Bentley Erkkila Love, Grammaw and Grandpa Byng and Grandma Cheryl

HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY GREAT-GRANDMA! March 1st Valma Bolger Love Always, Carlee, Jayna & Ericka xoxo

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to our little “Leap Baby” JOSIE ADELE BOOTHBY February 29, 2013 Love Always Mommy, Daddy, Madalyn and Jamie

HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY Grandma Valma Bolger March 1, 2013 This is the perfect time to let you know how special you are and how much you are loved. Love Mya and Kira

The Five “Fuel kids” were delighted with the arrival of little Jennifer Ann… This little cutie has been up to a lot in her “50” YEARS. She’s a teacher, a mother and a great friend. Her husband Kevin is her greatest fan. She likes a good party, no matter her age; after all she’s a DiCola by birth. What else can you say!! Cheers Mom, Susan, Francine, Jim, Angela, Kevin, Peter, Annie, Maddie and families


HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY to Marjory Foster Friends & Relatives are invited to a Birthday Tea at St. Paul’s United Church 25 Gore St W in Perth March 9, 2013 from 2-4 pm Best wishes only – Share a memory

HAPPY 80th DES LALONDE!! Please join family and friends on Saturday March 2nd from 3:30 to 5 pm at St. Basil’s Church Hall 940 Rex Avenue, Ottawa ON. Best Wishes only please!

WEDDING Michael Holmes of Wright, Wyoming and Tina Sanders of Perth, Ontario were married at a small ceremony in North Carolina August 3, 2012. They invite family and friends to join them in celebrating this March 15, 2013 at the Perth Civitan for a reception at 8:00 in the evening.

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BLACKBURN & BARBERY On December 14, 2012, Stuart Blackburn and Carla Barbery exchanged wedding vows in the Las Vegas desert. Stuart is the son of Shirley Blackburn of Frankville and Clarence Blackburn of Smiths Falls. Carla is the daughter of Lesley and Dan Richards of Ottawa. After honeymooning in Thailand, Stuart and Carla have returned to their home in Ottawa.

On behalf of John Michael Umelik McGrath his family would like to sincerely thank everyone for the messages, condolences and the many stories that were shared with us. Thank you for the generous donations made to John’s chosen charity; Sisters of the Sacred Heart - Margie Conroy’s Deaf Project, something that was very close to his heart and to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We really appreciated the beautiful flowers and the wonderful food that helped us get through this difficult time. We would also like to sincerely thank the emergency services personnel, Dr. Kiskis and the Pilon Family for their kind care and attention. Your visits, love and support whether in person, by telephone, email and online were very touching and we thank you all so very much. CLR418041

- The McGrath Family

THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who sponsored me in the “Swim-AThon”. Thank you also to the Perth Pool. David Yerxa MacDONALD – Brent MacDonald and Jayda Dalgleish are proud to announce the long awaited arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Jordyn Isabel Anne. Born at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Nov. 15, 2012 at 1:40 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. Proud grandparents are Garry “Beep” and Marion Dalgleish of Smiths Falls, Lannie and Kathy Lowry of Perth and Floyd MacDonald of Georgetown.

I would like to thank my children very much for organizing my 80th birthday tea party. It was so nice seeing old friends and new. It made me very happy. Joy Price

THANK YOU We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to help us celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for all gifts, cards and best wishes. A special thank you to our family for giving us an afternoon tea in honor of our special day. Everything that was done was greatly appreciated. Thanks Again. Lindsay & Velma McDougall

The family of the late Edith Buccino would like to thank everyone for their love and support, acts of kindness, phone calls, mass cards, flowers and donations to our dear mother, nana, and great nana. To our friends who brought food. A special thank you to Van Horne Manor, Smiths Falls Hospital, Doctors and nurses. To Father Rod McNeil for special prayers, CWL, Father Felix of St. Anthony’s, Ottawa for such a beautiful service, Kelly’s on Sommerset and the Ladies Aid of St. Anthony’s Church. Mom was very proud to be a member of this special group of ladies and long time friends. To Villa Marconi, Ottawa for putting on such a beautiful lunch. Many thanks to Blair and Son for going over and above for our mother. Our family was blessed to have so many close friends and family. Mom was very blessed to have all of you in her life. The Family of Edith Buccino

THANK YOU The family of the late Carmel Ohlke/Hudson (nee Currie) would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives, neighbours and many friends for their acts of kindness and support during Carmel’s extended hospital stay and eventual passing. We truly appreciate the cards, phone calls, on-line condolences, food and generous donations to the Almonte Hospital/Fairview Manor. Our very special thanks to Reverend Debbie Roi for a truly uplifting service. We want to convey our deep appreciation to Mom’s caregivers, both at 375 Country Street and the Almonte Hospital for the love and kindness provided. A big thank you to Reg, Josh and staff of C.R.Gamble Funeral Home for their professional guidance, care and compassion. And thanks to the ladies of the Almonte Legion for a delicious lunch after the service. We are thankful to have so many close friends and family to share in our sorrow and fond memories of a wonderful mother, nana and true friend. Jack & Dianne Cathy, Devon & Mackayla

DOWNEY, Howard Bernard The family of the late Frank Urquhart, wish to extend our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness, support and condolences that we have received (cards, notes, food, visits, calls, etc.). We also send our gratitude and appreciation to the CCAC Team, Blair and Son Funeral Home, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, Pastor Angel Valentin, Pastor Randy Williams and the Free Methodist Church. Thank you to all for your prayers and expressions of sympathy which continue to be a great comfort to us during this time. The Urquhart Family

The family of the late John (Jack) A. Hendry wish to sincerely thank everyone who attended his visitation and funeral. Thank you to friends and family for cards, food, flowers, donations. Words could not express enough gratitude to Dr. Stephanie Popiel for her loving care and respect for life at all stages. Special thanks to Volunteer Hospice Visiting Services – Rebecca, Trudi, Lynn, Janice and more, to CCAC, Bayshore Home Health – Leslie, Sandy, PSW’s – Connie, Ashley, Whitney, Janet and many others, to Community Primary Health Care – Jean, Louise, Arlene and more, Smile Program – Deb. It was an honour to have the Veterans’ Memorial Service from members of the Royal Canadian Legion. Thank you. Grateful thanks to Reverend Father Brian McNally for his spiritual care over the years, also thank you for a beautiful meaningful funeral. Deepest thanks to Deacon David Cavalier for his Homily. Thanks to Blair and Son Funeral Home for their extreme care and courtesy. God Bless all. Barbara

The family of the late John Curtis wish to extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and family who supported John and his family during his difficult journey with cancer, especially the last couple of months. Thank you for your heartfelt words of condolence, caring thoughts, prayers, e-mails, cards, phone calls, visits, flowers and donations in memory of John. A very special appreciation to John’s nurses: Jennifer and Tanya, for their excellent care and the caregivers from Red Cross. Thank you to Dave and staff at Scotland Funeral Home, for their support, guidance and compassion. The Delta Legion did a tremendous job providing food and refreshments for the reception. To the Harmony Lodge No. 370 Philipsville for the lovely Masonic Service at the funeral home. John meant so much to so many people, friends and family and he will be deeply missed by us all. It is hard to say goodbye to someone so special, and we will all treasure the memories. We are so blessed to have so many close friends and family and I truly appreciate everyone’s continued support with phone calls and email. John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.... Sincerely Sandy and Troy, Troy and the Curtis family

FIELDING - In loving memory of a caring and special Mom and Grandma, Lois, who passed away March 3, 2004. When we remember your smile It brightens our day And thoughts of your warmth and love Seem to smooth the way. Your gentle spirit is still with us Though you are gone, Sunny days, cool breezes Always for you Mom. Always loved and remembered Brian, Gloria, Trisha and Michelle

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FIELDING - In loving memory of Lois Fielding who passed away March 3, 2004. No one knows our heartaches, Only those who have lost can tell Of the grief that we bear in silence For the one we loved so well. Ken and family

Surrounded by his family, peacefully in his 79th year, on Thursday February 14, 2013,at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of 54 years to Ellen (nee Fraser). Loving father of Loretta (Jim Souter), John (Sarah Green), K.C. (Rick Schnaufer), Marjorie, Aileen Puckett (Trevor Smith) and Theresa (Barry Stevens). Cherished Grandpa and Poppa of Mike, Holly (Tim Rees), Jess (Chuck Sanchez), Joe, Elizabeth (Aaron Roach), John, Emily, Colin, Travis, Rachel and Allison. Dear brother of Marjorie (John “Jack” Moroney) and Theresa (the late George Smith). Also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends. Predeceased by his brothers Joe, Cyril, Michael, Gerald and Phonse; his sisters Sister Mary Ligouri, Christina and Loretta; his son-in-law Jeff Puckett and his grand-daughter Jennifer Ellen. Special thanks to Dr. R. Drake, the staff at Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital and the Ottawa Civic Campus I.C.U. and A.M.A. for their compassionate care. Friends called at the Tubman Funeral Homes Carleton Place Chapel, 61 Lake Avenue, Carleton Place on Monday February 18, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday February 19th at 11 am. Those wishing, memorial donations to the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes may be made at


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THANK YOU A big thank you to our wonderful children and grandchildren for the great evening on our 50th Wedding Anniversary, February 9, 2013. Thanks also for the reception at Rideau Christian Fellowship on Sunday, February 10, 2013, and for the many cards, phone calls, and emails. The love and fellowship was appreciated and valued. Berwick and Helen Hyland

THOMPSON, Mary Evelyn (nee Rintoul) September 7, 1919 - February 22, 2013 Peacefully in hospital, Almonte, Ontario on Friday, February 22, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Russell Thompson. Loving mother of Betty (Clarence) Gemmill, Len (Sheila), Linda (Gerry) O’Connell, Jack (Debbie), Donnie, Ray (Ann), Terry, Nancy (Dave) Villeneuve and Lorraine (Bill) Kemp. Predeceased by daughters Anne (Cecil) Spinks, Kaye (Jerry) Lynch and by a grandson Brian Thompson. Proud Granny, Gramma, and Nanny to many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Wilma (Gordon) McIntosh and sister-in-law to Anne Rintoul and Len Miller. Predeceased by brothers John and Jim Rintoul and by sisters Eleanor McIntosh and Edna Miller. Friends called at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 1 to 3 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Service was held in the Chapel on Monday morning at 11 am. Spring interment at Guthrie United Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation in Mary’s memory to the Almonte General Hospital or Guthrie United Cemetery would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at


AFTER A SHORT ENGAGEMENT The families of Jeff Peters and Meghan Coutts are thrilled to announce their marriage which took place on February 14, 2013. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best in the future.

THANK YOU THE FAMILY OF THE LATE HAROLD MCDOUGALL No words can express our love and gratitude to relatives, neighbours and many friends for the flowers, food, phone calls, and numerous sympathy cards, all of which were a great comfort to all of us. We appreciate your generous donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to Wolford Cemetery and the LAWS Memorial Fund. Special thanks to Blair and Son Funeral Home who were so personal, caring and compassionate during this difficult time. Our sincere thanks to all those who were pall bearers. Our sincere thanks to the First Baptist Church where the service was held and for the delicious luncheon prepared by the ladies of the church. Dr. Stephen Little (son-in-law) officiated and shared with emotion some special times on the Farm. He shared Harold’s faith in the Lord, how he loved his own jokes and loved his wife and family. Thank you to grandson Matthew Little who shared his fond memories of his time spent on the farm with his grandparents. Paul Smith brought 2 beautiful solos about God’s Amazing Grace. A special thanks to him as well as the pianist Morna Douglas. We want to thank Harold’s caregivers from the Red Cross and Bayshore and for their wonderful care, love and friendship and support over the past 7 years. Also thanks to Charles Dondale who was a hospice Volunteer and a great friend. We will miss Harold – this gentle and loving person, a caring husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. Thanks to everyone for sharing and comforting us in our time of grief.

Lackey Donald A. Lackey



Frederick William David (Fred)

Mona Joyce

Peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved on Friday February 22, 2013 after many years of illness, he is at rest, in his 71st year. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Sue, his two children, Andrew (Kim) and Steven (Darlene). Grandpa will be missed by his three grandchildren, Emma, Megan and Jacob. A Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Cancer Centre) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (Memorial donations by cheque only). Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home – 27 Main Street Elgin – 613-359-5555 or at Burial, Cremation and Pre-Arrangement Centre

Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2013, Donald Allan Lackey at the age of 66. Beloved husband and best friend of Sharon (nee Brunton). Cherished father of Stephanie (Jean-Marc) Noel and Ronald Lackey. Loving grandfather of Angelique and JeanMichel Noel. He will be fondly remembered by his nephew Don. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Barbara (the late David) Kaleta, Donna Mae (Dennis) Purvis and Norma (Leonard) Wynn. Don is predeceased by his brother George, his twin brother Ron as well as his parents George and Norma (nee Pepper). Don will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Ron’s wife Lorna Lutz, his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Don was born in Smiths Falls and enjoyed a wonderful career working with the CPR at the rail yard in Smiths Falls. Following his time on the railroad, Don and Sharon moved to Sudbury for more than 30 years, where Don worked as a fusion welder with Centra Gas. At the end of Don’s career, he and Sharon moved to Kingston where they could be closer to their children and grandchildren. Following a wonderful life, Don will be returning to rest in peace in his hometown of Smiths Falls. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Don’s life will take place in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 o’clock. Private interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation.

McEwen Helene P. (nee Wride) McEwen

Peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Wayne Anderson. Loving mother to Ron (Marnie). Dear sister of Linda Roach. Great friend of Sheila Patterson and Frank Allan. Predeceased by her first husband Frank Sosnick. As per Mona’s wishes cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy donations to L.A.W.S. would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at

Peacefully, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Friday, February 22, 2013 Helene P. McEwen at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Allen H. McEwen and predeceased by her first husband Clarence J. Derbyshire. Loved and respected mother of Linda (Larry) Doyle, Janice (Keith) Echlin, Robert (Sherry) Derbyshire and predeceased by daughters Karen Derbyshire and Judith-Anne Steele. Predeceased by brothers Reg Wride and Cliff Wride. Step-mother of Nancy (Rick) Sled and John (Morna) McEwen. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Anderson Helen Margaret Anderson

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Bowman Moore, Ivan Gordon Suddenly in Carleton Place, at his favorite spot, Tim Horton’s, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the age of 63 years. Son of the late Gordon and Alma (nee Vance) Moore. Sadly missed by his aunt Lois Cooke of Woodlawn. Fondly remembered by friends Dory Ann & Ernie Nolan & family and David Parsons of Carleton Place. Family and friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 12 noon until time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation and interment at Huntley Presbyterian Cemetery, Carp will follow. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Carleton Place would be appreciated.


1930-2013 Beloved wife for 61 years of Nino. Loving mother to Linda (Paul Christensen) of British Columbia and to Mark (Carol) of Carleton Place. Proud Nonna to Maria Manzon Barteau (Matthew) of Stittsville. Sister to Mickey Gracie of Victoria, BC., and Keith Munro of Carleton Place. Predeceased by sisters Dorothie Crabtree and Rosalynn (Goldie) Watson. Sister in law to Norma Bernacchi of Windsor. Margaret will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Margaret’s caregivers Linda and Anne and the nursing staff and Dr. Walker at the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital for their special care. In keeping with Margaret’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tubman Funeral Homes, Carleton Place Chapel. Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at


Veronica Lucille “Lou” McParlan

October 21, 1921 February 12, 2013 Peacefully in her 92nd year in her home town of Perth. Predeceased by her husband Alphonsus John McParlan. Dear mother of Eddie and his wife Diane of Ottawa, and Brian and his wife Cathy of Perth. Loving Grandmother of Pamela McParlan and Tim Noonan, Nancy McParlan, Christa McParlan, Shannon and Celvyn Jones and Katie McParlan. Great Grandmother of Chloe Fage, Taylor Noonan and Carter and Braden Jones. Dear sister to Elizabeth Pierman (Robert), Bert Lally, Earl Lally (Gladys), Leo Lally and Gerald Lally. Predeceased by sister Virginia Hodgins (Bert) and brothers Clifford Lally (Bea), Orville Lally, Ray Lally (Rita). Survived by sister in law Julie and predeceased by sister in law Rosemary. Survived by in laws James McParlan (Cecelia), Helen Scace (Les) and Edward McParlan (Bernadette). Predeceased by in laws Sister Regina McParlan, Pauline Quigley (Desmond), Ida McIntyre (Robert), Gerald McParlan (Doris), Evelyn McParlan, Josephine Kerr (Bill) and Veronica Leonard (George). Lucille will also be missed by her extended family of nieces and nephews. Her life was celebrated at St John’s Church on Feb 16th 2013 and interment was at St Bridget’s Cemetery in Stanleyville. Donations to the MS Society of Canada or the Crohns Colitis Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Her family will cherish the hundreds of stories, thousands of laughs and a million memories forever. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

W. Grant Bowman


Our mum, well into her 104th year, and after a rich, well-lived life, has gone from us. She was the eldest and muchloved daughter of the late Joseph W. Weldon and Gertrude Mitchell and was 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) greatgrandchildren. Born and raised in Westmount, Quebec, Mum and Dad moved from their large family home in 1992 into a smaller, more manageable house in Perth to be close to their younger daughter, Susan, and her family. 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. Over Mum’s dining room table is a sign reading ‘Aged to Perfection’, and that she certainly was. 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 613-267-3765. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Dart Hospital, 6085 Rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC H1N 1C2, the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth or the local Salvation Army.


Retired Ontario Hydro after 37 years of service Suddenly following a brief illness in hospital in Ottawa on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 William Grant Bowman at the age of 76. Beloved husband for 54 years of Beverley (nee Graham); loving Dad of Rod (Bev), Glenn (Kelly) and Heather (Tom) Kehoe. Special uncle to Chris (Darrell) Umgeher. Cherished grandfather of Brad and Dana, Kate (Robert), Brooke (Gary) and Courtney (Sean); proud great grandfather of Nash Coutts. Dear brother of Bessie (Gerry) and Eddie (Carol). Grant will be sadly missed by all his nieces, nephews, extended family, all his friends here in Canada and his Zephyrhills friends in Florida. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in St. James Anglican Church, Perth on Monday at 11:00 A.M. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

John E. Latourell

Passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, February 18, 2013, John Edmund Latourell at the age of 82. He is survived by his beloved second wife Joyce (nee Hill). John is predeceased by his loving first wife Barbara (nee Farrell). John was the loving father of Kim (Liz) and Brian (Eva) Latourell, Valerie (Randy) Stoddard, and Cathie (Paul) Knapp-Fisher. Cherished grandfather of Nicole (Justin), Kara, Amanda, Melissa, Emily, Bryanna (Jason), Bryce (Kami), Lucas (Ashley), Logan (deceased), Hollie and Evan. Proud great-grandfather of Oryanna, Jace, and Logan. John was a loving brother of Pat (the late Merv), Ralph (Patty), Winston (Sondra) and Dorothy (the late Irwin) and the late Boyd and Bill, and brother-in-law of Phyllis and Marion Latourell. John will be fondly remembered by Joyce’s family, (her six children and their families), along with his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock. Spring interment will take place at South Gower Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Suddenly in hospital in Carleton Place, on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 Robert Osborne Ireton at the age of 65 years. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Edna (Gardiner) Ireton. Dear brother of Helen (Don) White, Al (Sherrill) Ireton, Barbara (David) Scott, Beverly (Les) Latham, Dianne (Terry) Voldock and John (Tracy) Ireton. Bob will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Julie Ireton (Pete Wightman), Derek Ireton, Jeffrey White, Blair Scott, Sarah (Mark) Clifford, Jennifer (Mike) Hart, Laurie Latham, Mary Ellen (Bill) McLellan, Jason Henderson (Kristy), Dan Henderson (Brittany), and Aislyn Ireton, Hilary Ireton and Aidan Ireton, all their families and his card playing friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Day Away Program of the Lanark County Alzheimer Society or the Perth Lion’s Club would be appreciated. Lion’s Club of Perth held a Service of Remembrance Tuesday evening at 6:30 P.M.

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Ireton Robert O. ‘Bob’ Ireton



Wade Frederick Peacefully with his family by his side at home on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father to Teena (Matt Watson), Todd Whiten, Crystal (Marty Hawkins). Dear grandfather to Brandon, Taylor, Zoe, Owen and Charleigh. Loving son of Elaine Whiten. Predeceased by his father Bill Whiten, stepfather Keith Flegg and brother Ricky. Lovingly remembered by his siblings Terry (Neil Martin), Linda (Bruce Bourne), Penny (Brian Pepper), Kim Maloney and Brent Whiten (Cara). Wade will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel in Smiths Falls on Wednesday February 27, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Then again on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 10AM until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Champions for Kids Foundation can be made. Online condolences available at

Victoria Peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in her 73rd year. Loving mother to Michael, Everton, Patricia, Fitz and Alecia. Fondly remembered by 21 Grandchildren and 3 GreatGrandchildren. She leaves behind two brothers and one sister. Victoria will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 3-5 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 5 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to any charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.

MacDOUGALL Evelene (nee Summers)

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

JOHNSON LANDRY Roger George Alexander

Born in Merrickville on January 26, 1930 returned home on February 20, 2013 in his 84th year, to join his mother and father Mae (nee Dillabough), Alexander Landry of Merrickville along with seven of his sisters. Left to mourn by his beloved wife Francine, and their five children Martine, Gisèle, Michel, Christopher and Rhéa along with their spouses. Dear grandfather to 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his sister Beverly. Roger was a member of the Canadian National Defence having served in the Navy and the Air Force. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a faithful Canadian and a keeper of the land. May he rest in peace. Friends were received at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel in Smiths Falls on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2-5 PM, then again on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 12 Noon until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donation to the Veteran’s Hospital Ottawa can be made. Online condolences available at

POWELL William Suddenly at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday February 20, 2013 in his 59th year. Loving son to mother Myrna Webster (Russ) and father Jack Powell (Kathryn). Beloved brother of Susan Darling (Renso), Jane Knowles (Gordie), Brenda Hurlbert (Ken) and Jim Powell (Missy). Dear Uncle to Tennille, Ashley, Cody, Brittany and Kyle. Great Uncle to Erica, Emma and Kyler. After graduating from SFDCI, Bill attended Carleton University. In 1974 he was the Eastern Ontario high jump champion. Known for his Kermit the Frog and Bert and Ernie impersonations. He was a 38 year quadriplegic, and actively involved in wheelchair sports. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Then again on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 1 pm until time of Memorial Service in our chapel at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy or the Ottawa Quadriplegic Society or any charity of your choice can only be made by cheque and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at

Kevin Douglas

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Kevin Douglas Johnson. Kevin was born January 10, 1980. He passed away February 17, 2013 at the North York Hospital, Toronto. Kevin fought a courageous battle with cancer, but after 8 months the end came quickly. Kevin died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Kevin is survived by his loving parents Kathy Devitt (nee Cant) (Gary), Doug Johnson (late Joan Bennett), fianceé Jamie Marie Kelbert, Toronto, loving brother Jeff Johnson (Dany Gibeault), Ottawa, Marsha Devitt, Smiths Falls, Melissa Boivin (Kenny), Kingston. Kevin was a proud uncle to Ethan Johnson and Alexa Lynn Boivin. Lovingly remembered by Jamie’s parents: Jim and Jenny Kelbert and sister Christina. Left to grieve are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is fondly remembered by school mates from SFDCI and Seneca College, coworkers at Performance Printing and his “family” at Rich Media in Toronto. Kevin’s wish was to be cremated and he will be interred at Hillcrest Cemetery in the spring. There will be a celebration of life Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1 to 3 at the Smiths Falls Legion.

VALLENTYNE William Allin “Bill” Peacefully in hospital at Almonte following a courageous struggle with cancer on Monday morning, February 18, 2013. Bill Vallentyne of Clayton, at age 63 years. Father of Courtney (Nikki) and Whitney (Rod Boileau) and former husband of Jane. Predeceased by his parents Gerald & Marion (Metcalfe) Vallentyne. Survived by his siblings Marilyn (Daniel Gendron), Gord (Colleen) and Bonnie. Grandfather to Jordynn, Quinn, Cael, Alex and Noah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and by his best friend, Anne Winters. Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313 for visiting on Friday, March 1 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday, March 2 from 12 noon until time of Service in the Gamble Chapel at 2 pm. Rev. Rod Bennett officiating. Final interment, Beaverton, Ontario. For those who may want to honour Bill with a memorial donation, please consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences & tributes

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October 18, 1923 – February 18, 2013 With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother on Monday, February 18 peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family. Predeceased by her husband, Donald MacDougall; her parents, Lorne and Louise Summers, her daughter, Judy Craig, her brothers Walter, Sid, and Gordon and sisters, Isabel and Glenna. Survived by her children; Dalton Summers, Douglas MacDougall (Claudette); Philip MacDougall (Barb); Kimberly Powis (Bill); Peter MacDougall (Barb); Cindy Jones (Ralph); and Shane MacDougall (Kim). Also survived by her Brothers: Lehman, Hilton, and Carman and her sisters: Jean and Idena as well as her grandchildren: Tracy, Chris, Michael, Dallas, David, Lauren, Jaimie, Scott, Kurtis, Ashley and Conor. A service will be announced at a later date. Our mother believed deeply in the promises of the bible and is now resting awaiting fulfillment of the hope held out at Revelation 21: 3, 4 which states: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

“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

February 28th 1993 - Bazinet, Joseph Leo 2001 - Buchholz, Karl 2009 - Morgan-Browne, Isabel Bernice March 1st 1976 - Goodman, Albert 1982 - Morton, Jessie Laura 1993 - Deugo, Edna Stella 2001 - Webb, Earle Lester Robert 2010 - Amey, Elizabeth Anne 2nd 1978 - Foster, Thomas Melville 1988 - Kirkham, Lucie Alexina 1988 - Carter, Patrick Joseph 1990 - Moermans, Anna Paulina 1990 - Sadler, Robert Nelson 1995 - Ziebarth, Stanley Edward Thomas 1996 - Poole, Marjorie 1999 - Brookins, Kathleen M. 2001 - Scott, Edmond Romanus 2012 - Stevenson, James Douglas 3rd 1976 - Houston, George Andrew 1992 - Andrews, Annie May

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PORTEOUS – In loving memory of a dear Husband, Dad and Poppie, Lawrence Porteous One year already on March 4, 2012. We once had something special That money couldn’t buy We had a very special man Who had to say goodbye. He suffered much in silence His spirits did not bend He faced his pain with courage Until the very end. Our memories and photos Are all we have to touch Of a very special Husband, Dad and Poppie Whom we loved and miss so much. Thinking of you everyday with love Doris and Family ~ Also loving memory of Lawrence’s Dad Ernest Porteous who left us thirty-three years on March 4, 1980. Always loved by Doris, Granddaughters and Great Grandchildren

HELDENS, Tony - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and Papa who passed away March 3, 2012. Dad, may the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you can hear, We will always love and miss you, And wish that you were here. Always in our hearts Love from the family

FEBRUARY–MARCH 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”.

1995 - Fergusson, Kathleen Patricia 1996 - Gomme, Hon. George Ellis 1999 - Watt, Eleanor Elizabeth 1999 - Doran, Muriel Winnifred 2004 - Finner, Elizabeth Ann (Liz) 2009 - Burke, Ethna Agnes 2011 - O’Donoghue, Bernice Margaret 4th 1980 - James, Eleanor Dorothy 1997 - Nault, Richard A. 5th 1971 - Dunfield, Martin Alexander 1978 - Solowjew, John 1990 - Lawson, William Alexander 1995 - Skuffham, Gladys May 2001 - Gallagher, Anna Shaw 6th 1980 - Ryan, Michael Frank 1993 - O’Connell, Nancy Irene 1994 - Dunlop, Charles Leonard 1999 - Dowdall, Allan Edward 2003 - Costello, Gervase Joseph 2005 - Barr, Donald James 2012 - Wickware, Walter James


FAUST William Oscar ‘Bill’ (Veteran WWII, Pilot, RCAF Eastern Air Command) Passed away Peacefully in St. Patrick’s Home, Ottawa on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Bill Faust of Ottawa and Almonte, in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Georgette (nee; Blanchette). Predeceased by his brothers; George, Frank, Herbie and Bert. This gentle kind man will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and close friends. Special thanks to all the caring staff at St. Patrick’s long term care facility. Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte for visiting on Saturday, March 2 from 9 am until 10:40 am followed by Celebration of the Eucharist in Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte at 11 am. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. For those who may want to honour Bill with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation or St. Pat’s Home Foundation. Condolences & tributes:

CROSS - In memory of a loving husband and father Roy D. Cross who passed away on March 3, 2004. I remember the day I met you And the day God made you mine. I remember the day God took you, And will till the end of time. We made our vows together, Until death do we part. But the day God took you from me, My whole world fell apart. Sometimes I think I’m dreaming I can’t believe it’s true. That I can go on living When I no longer have you. In the memories of the happy years, When we were together. The joys, the tears, the love, the fears Will stay with me forever. And when I’m sad and lonely And everything goes wrong, I seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time I see your picture, You seem to smile and say “Don’t cry I’m only sleeping, we’ll meet again someday.” Forever in our hearts Love and miss you Jeannie and family


Forever in our hearts… Doug, Deb, Erin and family


Ten years have passed… Down the path of memories we slowly walk today. Our thoughts forever with you, as life goes on its way. If memories bring us closer, We are never far apart, For always in our memory, you are present by our side. Remembering you can cause a smile, Bring laughter or a tear. These memories are so precious, That keep you ever near.

Downsizing, must sell. Workshop power tools, including table saw, scroll saw, drill press, grinder and router. All hardly used. 613-283-9784. Estate sale. Cedar chest, Singer machine, buffet, antique dishes, washstand, cherry wood table. By appointment 613-269-2175. Open House March 15, 16, 23. 123 William (Merrickville). Flea Market Contents. Piano, skis, tools, furniture, pictures, etc. Too much to list. Take all for reasonable price. Off Hwy. 7 east of Perth. For appointment: 613-271-0005, leave message. “Future Steel” building, 24x20. Take apart and take away. $8,000. 613-283-2095.

2 Hydraulic hairstyling chairs in mint condition. Curling/blow dryer holders like new. Purchased 1 year ago. Call 613-267-4496 2 SuperVision Energy Star windows. New R.O.75”wx65”h. Fixed 72” x 40”.2 operating awning windows with screens - 36”w x 20”h. Driftwood grey. New, $1500 ea. Will sell for $800 ea. (613)257-3692. All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634. Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). w w w. s c o u t e n w h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629.

HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7

*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. HP 1010 fax, $60; Sportex 6200 treadmill, $50; Bombayco butler’s table, $50; Tilted drawing table, $20. 613-267-4812. I Connect AV and computer help. Need help with your electronics? Audio video installs in-home tutoring. Call Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515. Keyboard, 16” monitor and mouse. $65; Big satellite dish and receiver, $1000 (working order). 613-256-1058.


Must Sell!! Spacious, high back armchair, black, fern patten in wheat and copper colour with small white buds. A-1 condition. Asking $200. 613-257-8498. Silver Rush! U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars (1878-1921) and U.S. Peace Dollars (1922-1934). Only $35+ ea. Rarer dates $40-$55 ea. (few). All coins VF to AU. 613-259-2645.

Car Pool- Smiths Falls to Ottawa (return) via Hwy. 15 & 10 (through Richmond). Drop-off points: 1) Fallowfield/Hope Side Rd. (construction site). 2) Fallowfield/Woodroofe (Park ‘N Ride). 3) Algonquin College (Woodroofe/Baseline). Leaving Smiths Falls 5:45 a.m., leaving Ottawa 3:45 p.m. Email: Call 613-323-0440.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. Firewood: Dry mixed hardwood, cut, split and piled before March 1, 2012. Stored in shed. $90/face cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.


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Canadian Firearms Hunter Safety Course. April 12, 13, 14. Carp. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

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



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


MARTIN - In loving memory of a dear husband, Jerry who passed away March 4th, 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 my heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, For part of me went with you, The day God called you home. Forever loved and always missed Your wife Edna


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

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Staples 302 Colonnade Dr. KEMPTVILLE 613-258-5900

OLD ROCKER’S looking to feel young again. We are looking for a lead, rhythm, guitar player. We play a mix of old, new rock music. We have a place to practice and a full P.A. For anybody interested or just come out for a jam, call Wade 613-623-4382 leave message

Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available.

Visit Street Flea Market Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm 613-284-2000

Staples SMITHS FALLS 613-283-3200 ext 236


HEALEY, Thomas Brent – In memory of our son after a tragic accident March 2, 2002. Today is remembered and quietly kept We will always remember and never forget. Missing you always Dad, Mom and family

Staples CARLETON PLACE 613-253-2400 ext 236

Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648 or

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

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Clean Dry Quality Hardwood 16” Cut ★ Split ★ Delivered

Downsizing, must sell. National Wild Turkey Federation Framed Medallion collection, Framed Stamp collection and Limited Edition Tiffany table lamp. 613-283-9784.

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Weslo treadmill, $250 o.b.o.; Fitness Club magnetic exercise bike, $150 o.b.o. All in good shape. 613-284-4670.


Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.


MIXED HARDWOOD 8” length excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood, land and lot clearing, tree trimming, and outdoor furnace wood available Call 613-432-2286



PITRE - In loving memory of our loving Pip and Dad, who passed away 3 years ago on February 28, 2010. Always wonderful memories Often silent tears. Always a heartfelt longing, Wishing you were here. But knowing as we look to the starry night, You are. Love you always, Maria & Jeff, Becky, Mariah, Micheal, Dustin, Xyler, Megan and Mackenzie

WARWICK, Walter In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away March 3, 2010. Sadly missed along life’s way Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts he is always there. June Shelley, Clem and Madison Tom, Danielle, Makenna, Allina and Garrison


COADY, W. James (Jim) - In loving memory of a dear Dad and Grandpa, who passed away February 26, 2003.

PITRE - In loving memory of my dear husband, Wayne who passed away February 28, 2010. I have lost my soul’s companion A life linked with my own And day by day I miss him more, As I walk through life alone. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed always wife Pat


GIFF - In loving memory of a special lady, Irene, March 2, 1908 January 24, 1995. Gentle in manner, patient in pain, Irene left us, Heaven to gain With nature so gentle and action so kind, It’s hard in this world her equal to find. Always in our hearts, her family



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




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Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.


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

2004 Buick Century. All new brakes, tires. Good shape. Asking $1,800 o.b.o. 613-284-4669. 2007 Chev Equinox LS AWD, V-6, 59,000 KM, senior driven. Recent, all new brakes, $10,750.00 O.B.O. (613) 283-9188 Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.



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1996 Polaris India Tour, 488 ccâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1151 km, mint condition. Call 613-259-2411, mornings before 8 am, evenings after 4 p.m.

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Manuals and decals. Operator manuals, service manuals, parts manuals. Tractors, engines, implements and heavy equipment. Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tractor Manuals (519)539-0739.

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Limo X Char bull. 1 year old. Very quiet. Delivery when required. 613-275-2930.

German Rottweiler puppies. CKC registered for sale. We have both male and females available. Born Dec. 8, ready to go. Tails and dew claws removed. Vet inspected, puppy starter kit and mircrochipped. Both parents on site. 613-267-4337 for more info. Pet Waste Removal- tired of cleaning up after your dog? Worry no more, call Dave 613-219-1178 or Purebred German Shepherd puppies. Born Sept. 11. 2 black and tan sable males, 3 black and tan males, 2 pure black females. Dewormed. $450. Parents on site. 613-335-4574. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.

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Carleton Place 750, 900, 1200, 3000 sq. ft. office/commercial space available with industrial zoning, Gibson Center, 50 Bennett Dr. 613-257-5711. Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 9 5 4 5 , (613)257-3790, Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

18 Beckwith St South, Smiths Falls. Available March 1, 1 bedroom apartment, $775/month all inclusive. Elevator, laundry and parking. First and last months rent required. Call 613-284-1736. 2 (1) bedroom apartments, centrally located in Carleton Place, available March 1. 1 bedroom apt $750 everything included, 1 bedroom $700 plus utilities. Please contact Pat 613-257-8159. 2 bed. apartment inc heat/hydro $850. Large outdoor area, parking, between Perth and Franktown. Call Susan (613)668-6731. 2 bedroom apartments available in downtown Perth, quiet, well maintained building. Available May 1, June 1. $700-$750 plus hydro. 613-207-1064. 2 bedroom bungalow. Large yard. Country setting in Eastons Corners. $795/mth. plus hydro. First/last plus references. 613-284-8247. 2 bedroom. Fridge, stove, laundry room, yard. $670/mth. plus hydro; 2 bedroom, $595/mth. plus heat and hydro. Perth. 819-684-6555.

Almonte, Large 2 Bedroom: Balcony, Central, Fireplace, Plug-in parking, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Tub enclosure, Washer & Dryer on site, Security entry system, approx. 1,100 square feet, 3rd floor walk up, available April 1. Impeccable references required, $855.00 + utilities, 613-256-1917 or 613-880-6937. Available immediately. 1 bedroom ground floor apt. $400 plus electric heat and hydro. 613-267-6666. Available immediately. Smiths Falls. Beautiful large 1 bedroom apt. Close to downtown in a quiet location. $750/mth. including. 613-283-7000. Available March 1, Smiths Falls. Nice 1 bedroom upper apartment, central location, $550/month includes heat. Call 613-283-7000. Carleton Place- 1 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor of private home. Separate entrance. Heat, hydro, cable included. References required. No pets or smoking, $750/mo. 613-253-1418. Carleton Place- 2 bedroom condo with balcony for rent, $1100 plus utilities. Available immediately. Call 613-913-3546. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $845/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Charming and spacious 1 bedroom on 2 floors, overlooking Tay River Basin in downtown Perth. $740 plus hydro. Call Ron at 202-812-8944 or 703-566-9756.

2 bedroom half house, 60 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, off street parking, no pets, $750/month. 613-283-2266.

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

2 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $850/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage.

Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650.

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

Downtown Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom upper apt. No parking. $690/mth. plus hydro. References required. 613-267-7007.

2 bedroom winterized cottage on Otty Lake. Available March 1-June 15. $950/mth all inclusive. Linen and bedding supplied. 613-267-5037. 3 bedroom apt. 1200sq ft, Carleton Place, 4 appliances, 2 parking spaces, $1000/month + hydro. (613)858-9755 3 bedroom house in Lanark area. Non-smokers, mature couple. Asking $1000/month, 1st and last required. Hydro and wood heat extra. Call 613-259-5711. (Rent to own option available). 3 bedroom house, main floor only, 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. 3 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $1,250/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878. House for Rent. Located 2935 Highway 43 in Kemptville. Riverfront and Highway Front location. Ideal for home based business or small family. Please call 613-296-6018. 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 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 Newboro, 2 bedroom home. Brand new, never lived in, laundry, no pets, no smoking. Available March 1. 613-267-4449.

Perth- 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth apartment- Elegant 1 bedroom plus, in restored Victorian home, garden access, $1,295 all inclusive. 613-257-3387. Perth- Large 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment in quiet building. Walking distance to downtown. Very bright, 10’ ceilings. Includes heat, water, fridge, stove and parking. $800/mth. No smoking, no pets. Available Mar 1. 613-227-9110. 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. Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 1 bedroom, $620/month includes heat. Hydro extra. No smoking, no pets. 613-264-8380. Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865,

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

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

Smiths Falls- 1&2 bedroom apartments available in quiet adult building with heat included. $595 and $695/month. 613-220-0698.

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

Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom condo, fridge and stove included. No animals. Close to shopping. Available March 1. 613-257-7908, 613-253-4274, 613-614-2914.

Room and board available. Carleton Place. Senior citizen or mentally challenged preferred. Non-smoker. PSW on site. 613-257-2544.

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Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865. Smiths Falls Bachelor apartment, $625. Fridge, stove, parking and utilities included. Call Barry 613-837-7368. Smiths Falls- Big and totally renovated insulated 3 bedroom up and down semi-detached. Driveway, small yard, no pets, non-smoking. Available March 1. $1,000 plus utilities. First/last. References required. 613-342-0829.

Carleton Place, mobile home. 2 bedroom. Many upgradestoo many to list. $49,500 negotiable. Selling for health reasons. Marge 613-257-3256. Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,500. 613-267-9890.

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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. Spotless 2 bedroom large bungalow. Double garage, full basement on huge lot in Cardinal. $134,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Alcoholics Anonymous (613)284-2696. Smiths Falls, upper 2 bedroom apartment, fridge, stove, utilities included. Freshly painted. Available immediately. $750/month. First and last required. 613-852-0118. Toledo- 1 bedroom apt avail. immed. $775 incl parking for 1. First & Last + references required. (613)561-2276.


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


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of WILLIAM JACK SHANNAN, late of the Town of Perth, Ontario, who died on or about August 23, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned on or before March 21, 2013, thereafter the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Victoria, B.C. February 20, 2013 Glynn Shannan Executor of the will 250-882-4609 502-890 Academy Close, Victoria B.C. V8V 2Y1

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Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services. Come and be part of a team where you are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally within a dynamic facility.

FULL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANT 3 ELECTRICIAN Reporting to the Manager of Plant & Maintenance Services, the Environmental Assistance 3 (Electrician), Installs, monitors, maintains and repairs a wide variety of electrical equipment, components and items (commercial dietary equipment, nurse call systems, etc). The Environmental Assistant 3 is responsible for the preventive maintenance of all electrical equipment and infrastructure throughout the Hospitals. Participate in the TQM process as a team member in assessing quality and making recommendations for improvement. The successful candidate will possess a current Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) as a Construction and Maintenance Industrial Electrician (Master Electrician) with a minimum of 5 years related experience. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for the safe and effective use of the tools and equipment used in the electrical trade. Knowledge of Public Building, Fire and Safety Codes, knowledge of the application and purpose of preventive maintenance systems, ability to work under minimum supervision, computer knowledge are required. The Building Environmental Systems Operation Certificate from a recognized Community College would be an asset. The successful candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated superior communication and people skills and have demonstrated experience in maintaining a positive working relationship with personnel, valid driver=s licence, the ability to do 24 hour call, respond to hospital within 20-30 minutes, and ability to work various shifts as required. Interested applicants must participate in a pre-screening electrical test. The successful candidate will provide general labour duties and assist other members of the Environmental Services Department as required and participate as a member of the Hospital Fire Response team. Performs work in accordance with applicable provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, professional standards and guidelines, and Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital corporate and departmental Policies and Procedures. Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by March 14, 2013 at 4 P.M. in confidence to: The Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia Street West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9 Email – Fax - (613) 283-0520 Telephone - (613) 283-2330 Ext. 1132 Website -


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

Perth- 1 ($620) and 2 ($700) bedroom apartments in modern, well maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, modern, professionally maintained, laundry facilities. Parking included. Plus hydro. (613)298-2983.


Almonte- 2 bedroom upstairs apt. $700/mth. plus hydro and water. Available March 1. 613-256-3611.

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.


The Only Way, Personal and Small Business Tax Preparation. Certified and Professional, prompt and efficient service. Patricia Hendry (613)267-5293 (home). Answering service available.

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.


Personal tax preparation, over 40 years experience, $35. ODSP or Social Assistance with rent receipt only $20. Valerie Kerr 613-267-6708. Franktown Road.

We appreciate your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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MacEwen Petroleum is growing and we are looking for a talented individual to join the team in Kemptville

Licensed and registered apprentices with experience in commercial installations.

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Customer Service Representative

Please send resume to:

The CSR provides exceptional customer service, in person and on the telephone. He/She manages customer site files, the divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s receivable portfolio in conjunction with the Head Office Credit Team, assists in the dispatching of drivers and vehicles and processes and allocates customer payments.

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The ideal candidate will have 3+ yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in a customer service/administrative role. A high degree of computer proficiency, professionalism and the ability to successfully juggle multiple priorities are essential. Previous accounts receivable experience is highly desirable.

Want to Join Our Winning Team? Perth Home Furniture is growing again. We are currently seeking customer service oriented individuals to fill the following opportunities for our Home Furniture Store in our Almonte location.

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Truck and Coach Technician with a minimum of 2-3 years experience Great variety of work within a team environment Above average remuneration including dental and medical beneďŹ ts. Candidate must be willing to work both evening & day shifts. Please send your resume to or fax to 613-226-2322 Please include a cover letter and your contact information.

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Are you concerned about someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

We are searching for individuals who will provide courteous and efficient service while advising customers on appropriate merchandise and related items, using retail sales software, cycle counting, general housekeeping, merchandising, building displays, pricing and staying current with trends in the industry. The successful candidates must have:  t 5IFBCJMJUZUPXPSLBøFYJCMFTDIFEVMFJODMVEJOH weekends, evenings and holidays.  t 'SJFOEMZBOEIFMQGVMBUUJUVEFUPXBSEDVTUPNFST  t &YDFMMFOUDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT  t )JHI4DIPPMHSBEVBUJPOPSFRVJWBMFOU  t 8JMMJOHOFTTUPMFBSO  t (PPENBUIFNBUJDBMTLJMMT  t 1SJPSSFUBJMFYQFSJFODF  t $SFBUJWFBCJMJUJFTGPSNBLJOHBUUSBDUJWFJOTUPSFEJTQMBZT  t 8FPòFSDPNQFUJUJWFTBMBSZBOEHSFBUXPSLJOHDPOEJUJPOT  t (%SJWFST-JDFOTF

Project Manager: Permanent, Full-Time, Monday to Friday, Busy Position: Order intake, project management, scheduling, retail sales, tele-marketing and sales, some clerical/secretarial, & cross-training. Some lifting required. Salary: $35,000 to $45,000/yr. commensurate with experience.

We are looking for skilled ASSEMBLERS with experience in soldering and microscope assembly.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Home Furniture Team, please visit our store located at 115 Drummond St. W. Perth Ontario to submit your application accompanied by your resume to Erin Shelly or send by Email:

Hypernetics offers excellent benefits, working conditions and hours, in a modern facility located in Arnprior.

Closing date for all applicants is Friday March 8th, 2013

Please submit your resume to:

Please apply with resume, references, and cover letter to Mobility Care Co, 1 Harris Street, Perth, Mon-Fri, 7 am to 4:30 pm, or 1 Harris Street, Perth, Ontario K7H 2X8

Hypernetics, a division of Plaintree Systems Inc Attention: Human Resources 10 Didak Drive Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C3 Fax: 613-623-4647


Position Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Superior organizational skills, skilled in organizing yourself and others â&#x20AC;˘ Good handwriting and good computer skills with minimum 40 wpm â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent telephone skills and etiquette â&#x20AC;˘ Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions. â&#x20AC;˘ Detail oriented. â&#x20AC;˘ Able to manage multiple complex projects and meet deadlines, organize workflow, produce quality work, and uphold company standards, systems and objectives â&#x20AC;˘ Enthusiastic energy, optimism and a sense of humor â&#x20AC;˘ Strong work ethics & proven attendance records


Hypernetics, a manufacturer of precision electromechanical devices has openings in manufacturing.


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Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Patrol Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of all contract activities that take place on the work site, ensuring high standards of safety, workmanship, and eďŹ&#x192;ciency. Qualifications: x Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role x Minimum 10 years of related experience x Class G Licence required x Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation x Knowledge of job costing and associated processes x Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings x Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing subcontractors under the terms of a contract x Ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment x Adept at managing a high-volume multi-tasked operation x Proficient in related computer applications including Microsoft OďŹ&#x192;ce

Casual Distribution Positions: Performance Printing in Smiths Falls, Ontario, is interviewing candidates for casual PT workers for our Distribution Centre. The ideal candidate will have the ability to assist on various machines and be willing to learn. You must be available to work a minimum of 19 hours a week, be able to stand for long periods of time, lift 25 lbs., and be reliable.

A complete job description is available on our website.

Please bring your resume and references and be prepared to interview on the spot.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter by March 7, 2013 to Please clearly indicate the position and location for which you are applying.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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for Carleton Place and Kemptville

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services. We currently have vacancies for:





QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application in conďŹ dence to: Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia St. West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9 Email: Fax: (613) 283-0520 Telephone: (613) 283-2330 Ext.1132

We appreciate your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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Located on the western boundary of Ottawa, Lanark County is a geographically large and diverse region. Lanark Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lanark Lodge, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People Caring for Peopleâ&#x20AC;?, is a 163 bed Long Term Care Home accredited with Accreditation Canada that strives to provide progressive resident centred care for our residents in an atmosphere of respect that fosters independence and fulfillment. We are currently recruiting for the following position:


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MANDATE: As a member of the Recreation/Leisure team, and under the direction of the Client Services Manager, the Recreation/Leisure staff participates in the provision of a comprehensive Recreation and Leisure Program for residents in the Long Term Care facility. The recreation staff assists residents to achieve optimum physical, mental and social functioning by providing varied, adapted, group and individualized programs. For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualifications as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your rĂŠsumĂŠ.




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Retail experience an asset. Please email resume to Or fax 613-253-8290

Gourmet Restaurant in Carleton Place, looking for cook. Part-time or full time. Available immediately. Call France 613-297-4892 Handyman Service looking for people to help finish winter plowing part-time, leading into full-time summer handyman work. 613-267-5460. 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!



full time and part time mature bridal consultants. CL375485_0228

We offer competitive wages based on experience. Previous work experience with Evinrude and Suzuki outboards and ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is beneďŹ cial.

Applications in writing to Paulette Doyon, Administrator 101 Christie Lake Rd, Perth, On, K7H 3C6 (613) 267-2506

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CONTROLLER We are seeking a full time Controller to manage all company accounting and information technology. The individual will be a team player, be able to work to strict deadlines and have good problem solving skills. For details and to apply on line, please visit: CLR417520

CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let your past limit your holiday plans! Since 1989 Confidential, fast affordable A+ BBB rating, employment & travel freedom, Call for a free booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Delivery driver required for local automotive parts business. Part-time position. 15-20 hours/week. Must possess valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, clean driving record and a geographical knowledge of Ottawa and valley towns. Ideal for retired or semi-retired individual. Please submit resume with contact information to:

Lost- menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sterling silver link bracelet. Heavy weight design. Sentimental value. Kemptville and surrounding area. Reward. 613-863-6534.

Exel Contracting- Positions available for commercial landscape construction, grounds maintenance & snow removal include: Forepersons, Labourers, Truck Drivers & Equipment Operators. Full time & seasonal positions. Email resume to or fax (613)831-2794. No phone calls please.

AZ DRIVERS Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. DEDICATED lanes; LIFESTYLE fleet with WEEKENDS OFF: INTRA-CANADA or INTERNATIONAL.O/O and LEASE opportunities. Join our Success.Call 1-855-818-7977

Flat Roofers and Labourers Needed. Looking for experienced Flat Roofers, labourers and DZ Licensed driver (also willing to work on the roof). Wages will depend on experience. Starting end of March. Please call 613-926-3214.

OPEN DOORS FOR LANARK CHILDREN AND YOUTH is seeking an Early Childhood Educator (Full Time Permanent Position) Qualified candidates must have an Early Childhood Education diploma with Resource Teacher designation (and with at least two years experience, preferably in a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental health setting).

â&#x20AC;˘ You will have the opportunity to work as part of an Early Years team within a child and youth mental health agency. Your team members will include a Counsellor and a Child and Youth Worker. You will bring key training and understanding from an ECE perspective to this multidisciplinary team. â&#x20AC;˘ Your responsibilities will include providing a range of services to children 6 and under; and their families. Services will include assessment of development from a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental health perspective, consultation to families, child care providers etc., consultation to schools around transition issues, coaching caregivers re: behavior and mental health, psychoeducation â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge of child development, sexual abuse, family therapy and family violence essential. â&#x20AC;˘ You will work out of our Smiths Falls office and serve families in multiple environments in all parts of Lanark County. â&#x20AC;˘ You must have a valid Ontario Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and access to a vehicle and you must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and the occasional weekend. â&#x20AC;˘ Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth has been fully accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. Open Doors is a child and youth mental health agency funded by MCYS. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent benefits and pension plan. â&#x20AC;˘ Salary $43,407 - $48,831 depending on qualifications and experience. To apply, send resume to: Hiring Committee Unit A, 40 Bennett Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J9 Closing Date: March 12, 2013 Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! Labourers and form setters required for concrete structures construction. Vehicle required. Fax or email resume: (613)253-4658, or Line cooks, full and part time, must be available days, evenings and weekends. Experience preferred. Fast paced upscale family dining. Apply with resume to: 112 Main St W., Merrickville or email Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Music Director wanted for Merrickville United Church, using organ, piano, keyboard, with choir, including special events. Call 613-269-3650. Part-time waitress required immediately. Country Diner Restaurant, Smiths Falls. Must be over 18 years old. 613-283-8635, ask for Jim or George.

Territory Sales Representative Direct Target Promotions, ( Established in 1989 is the largest Canadian Publisher of Direct Mail Publications with over 35 million copies printed annually in the greater Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and Ottawa areas. We require an ambitious, self-motivated, team player with outstanding communication & interpersonal skills to participate in our growth and expansion into the Ottawa regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market. The ideal candidate would have more than 3 years experience in advertising sales or similar. Strong skills at developing new accounts and maintaining existing accounts with proven professional sales techniques are essential. The successful candidate will enjoy a rewarding career & excellent compensation package of salary, expenses and incentives. Car is a must. Email resume to: Well Established Electrical Contractor has an opening for a 309a or 309c Electrician for Residential type work in West End of Ottawa. Please note that ONLY LICENSED applicants will be considered. Competitive wages and benefits. Must have own hand tools, transportation and valid driving license. Please forward resume to

Home Away From Home Child Care has openings. Over 10 years experience, E.C.E. diploma. First Aid/CPR training. Healthy lunches provided. Call Julia at (613)283-1732. Spaces available. Almonte. Healthy meals, crafts, fenced yard. Reasonable rates. References and police check. Bus at door. Donna 613-256-5663. Sweatergang Companions providing lifestyle assistance to seniors in Lanark County. Transportation, meal prep, companionship and much more! Christine 613-284-9975.





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EMC News – The OPP outdoor rink in Carleton Place was a huge hit during the carnival with more than 50 kids coming out to play shinny with local officers.

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EMC News – The first ever Carleton Place Winter Carnival was a huge success Feb. 22 to 24. Above, Nathan Thompson, helped his parents David and Tracy put a ‘hat’ on this large, well made snowman in the park beside the Carleton Place arena. Photos by TIFFANY LEPACK


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EMC Entertainment – Four years after they first began staging productions in the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium, the Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre is busily writing their own chapter in the town’s interesting and vibrant cultural history. I’ve been fortunate enough to see and review all of their shows to date. The latest production ‘Annie Jr.’, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’, underlines the rapid growth of a troupe within the larger theatrical company that is the Mississippi Mudds. The first of five performances of ‘Annie Jr.’ was staged Friday in front of a nearly full house in the historic auditorium. There is something particularly special about this year’s winter show. The 90-minute production (including intermission) features the largest cast in the history of the organization. It literally breezed past and left me and the very receptive audience wanting more. That is testimony to the excellent job co-directors Kate Cooney and Meredith Millman, along with co-producers Linda Beiglee and Janice Bowie (and their large production team), have done in many weeks of rehearsals with the cast. There are 40 young people in this show and all of them, no matter how large or small their role, contributed to a first class evening. This staging is punctuated by plenty of action, many good songs and lots of humor. Laughter is the best medicine and judging by the outbursts around me a lot of people went home with smiles on their faces. The tale of Little Orphan Annie is much beloved of course. ‘Annie Jr.’ spins from the musical ‘Annie’ which was originally staged on Broadway in 1977. But this junior version is enjoyable for people of all ages. Friday’s audience featured a good mix of young and old.

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It’s unlikely you haven’t heard of Little Orphan Annie. But if not, her story is a wonderfully constructed rags to riches tale set in 1930s New York City (NYC). Annie and her wayward band of friends at the NYC Orphanage are under the thumb of the nasty Miss Hannigan who oversees their labours as unpaid seamstresses. Annie runs away, but is returned by the police just in time to experience the first good fortune of her young life. She is selected to spend two weeks surrounding Christmas at the mansion of billionaire Oliver Warbucks who, despite his cantankerous reputation, has a heart of gold. The story features love interests, a sinister plan by three villains – including the miserable Miss Hannigan – and a loyal and loving dog called “Sandy.” Best of all it features comedy and plenty of laughs punctuated by familiar songs which help tell the tale. Annie is played by Abbie Giles who is excellent. The fact she is a neighbour of ours only heightens my admiration for her outstanding work in what is a very demanding role for a youngster. A popular villain? Katie Irvin, as the nasty Miss Hannigan, is the only stage villain I can remember who received more applause than hisses. Such is the strength of her performance! The ensemble effort of the Orphans – there are a baker’s dozen counting Annie – really makes this production work. So too does the performance of Matthew Abele as the rich, but endearing Oliver ‘Daddy’ Warbucks. Sandy the dog (Colm Cooney) is too cute for words. I saw Colm later, still with dog make-up on his nose and a mile-wide grin. He had reason to smile because he was brilliant!

Candice Burn, who also performs with the adult Mudds, has the challenge of playing three parts. She carries it off beautifully and her lengthy dialogue in the second act was flawless. Mudds Youth Theatre regular Justin Beiglee does good work as the helpful policeman, Lieutenant Ward. Molly Cooney is very good in another demanding role of Grace Farrell, Daddy Warbucks assistant who selects Annie for the Christmas visit. This show even has a cameo by FDR! Yes, Frankin Delano Roosevelt (Peter Irvine) plays a part in assisting Annie on her way to a new and wonderful life. That Daddy Warbucks is an influential fellow for sure. But then that’s what billions will do for a person. I can’t possibly mention everyone. There’s a huge cast of characters. But there isn’t a soft spot among them! The musical contribution is important and the songs, especially classics such as ‘Maybe’, ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Easy Street’ are well handled. Speaking of songs I especially enjoyed ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’ (sung by the orphans) and ‘You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long’ (featuring Annie and Daddy Warbucks). It is wonderful to see the Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre blossoming into a local fixture. And it does my heart good to see young people involved in such a worthwhile pursuit. At this writing there were still some tickets remaining for the evening performance tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. and for the Saturday matinee, at 2 p.m., which brings this delightful production to a close. Tickets are available only at the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, Arts Carleton office at 132 Coleman Street (Old Train Station). They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. The price is $10 per person.

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EMC Business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Applications are now being accepted for the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre (LGSBEC) Summer Company program. And those interested should move soon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the seats will fill,â&#x20AC;? cautioned Wendy Onstein, manager

for the LGSBEC. Typically, Onstein receives anywhere from 40 to 50 some applications, one year 100 came in. The program gives youth the chance to start up their own business over the summer months. For those ages 15 to 29, in school and returning in the fall, this is an opportunity for them to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get

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get the business running. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive another $1,500 to return to school. While the two months may be a very short period of time, it is one ripe with opportunity. Participants are provided with mentors, hands on business training and coaching from

members of the business community. Mentors are paired with participants whom might have a similar type business; it is all geared towards the needs of the youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The mentors love it,â&#x20AC;? Onstein said with a broad smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They enjoy seeing the participants be successful.â&#x20AC;? Those interested in taking

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CFUW hears about helping in the community and abroad EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feb. 18 at the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) public meeting two dynamic women each described their worthwhile organizations and humanitarian work in the local area and in the broader worldwide community. Suzanne Charest is the new director of communications and marketing for CARE Canada, the Canadian arm of a major international humanitarian organization. She came to CARE from a background in health care in the Ottawa area, and was responsible for media relations for the Canadian Red Cross for nine years with participation in overseas missions to Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkey, Iran and Haiti. CARE (which stands for Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) was founded in 1945 after World War II to help with food relief (where the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;CARE packageâ&#x20AC;? originated), and European redevelopment and aid. CARE is currently involved in 80 underdeveloped countries, potentially accessing 122 million people. CARE Canada was incorporated in 1977 and is a non-governmental, notfor-profit, non-sectarian, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the poor, and to provide emer-

gency relief in developing regions. CARE Canada spends 94 per cent of its donated monies on its international programs. The focus of CARE Canada is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities worldwide and to promote innovative solutions for lasting change to: 1) strengthen capacity for self help; 2) provide economic opportunity (e.g. through the development of micro-loan associations, and self help groups and businesses); 3) deliver relief in emergencies such as natural disasters and the human impact of armed conflict, and to help to rebuild communities linking emergency programs with long term development; 4) advocate and influence policy decisions at local, national and international levels; and 5) address discrimination in all its forms. Special attention is paid to working with women and girls since a disproportionate number are affected by discrimination, poverty and lack of adequate education (schooling and access to health information and resources). CARE Canada works with both men and women to create more equitable relations as well as to enable education for both boys and girls. Maternal, newborn and child health education

and resource development, as well as food security with attention paid to the impact of climate change on food production, are important areas of the CARE mandate. Suzanne provided several interesting samples of CARE Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projects in southern India. The Banking in Change Project, a self help womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group to improve financial literacy and to provide training in accounting, bookkeeping, banking and governance helps women start and run small businesses successfully. The Crab Fattening Project in an area of India hit by the tsunami 2 years ago, where the inundation of salt water destroyed local fishing, is a self help project which helps women to get bank loans, purchase small crabs which they care for, â&#x20AC;&#x153;fattenâ&#x20AC;? and then sell at a profit, paying back the loans and with pooled financial resources are able to make loans within their self help group and act as a safety net to it. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk in Her Shoesâ&#x20AC;? campaign, in conjunction with International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day (Friday, March 8) challenges participants to raise funds for CARE Canada by walking 8,000 steps for eight days, simulating the experience of women and girls in developing nations who must often walk 8,000



steps in a day to seek water and firewood. For more information on CAREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work or if you are interested in getting involved, visit www. Beth Sinclair is the new resource development manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County. She comes with extensive experience in education and resource management in a variety of settings. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, is part of the national movement, is a member agency of the United Way of Lanark County and a notfor-profit volunteer agency largely dependent on fundraising activities such as the Tim Horton Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake (held Feb. 23), donations, and the monies raised by its Jewelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gently Used Clothing stores in Perth and Smiths Falls. Dollars raised go toward matching boys and girls with mentors. Research shows mentoring increases kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; self esteem, empowering them to stay in school and to be more successful. Mentoring in various forms provides the backbone of the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many programs, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Girlsâ&#x20AC;?, seven or more twohour programs for girls 12 to14, helps girls become

more informed about healthy choices and become more active while having fun with young women mentors, especially selected and trained in the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Game Onâ&#x20AC;? for boys is a similar program with young men mentors. These group programs are mostly held at schools or community centers; and encourage mentor/ participant relationshipbuilding. In-school oneto-one mentoring involves one hour a week with one child, sharing interests and encouragement. As well, one-to-one mentoring may involve several hours a month with one child over the year doing mutually fun and interesting activities in the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sometimes this may evolve into a more long-term mentoring relationship. Sinclair provided some successful and very interesting mentoring situations as examples of the positive impact to the kids, the families, the community and the mentors. More information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County or volunteering can be accessed at www. bigbrothersbigsisterslanark. ca. Another informative, interactive public meeting is planned for Monday, April 15 Called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Local Perspectives on Climate Change:

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A Call to Action,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; this one is being co-sponsored by CFUW Perth and District and the Friends of the Tay Watershed Association. Representatives from both the Mississippi and Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities and local politicians including Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor John Fenik and Lanark County warden Bill Dobson have been invited to speak on the panel. The Lake Simcoe Watershed Climate Remediation and Adaptation Strategy will be discussed as a possible model for this area. There will be time for comments and questions from the audience as well as encouragement to network among community groups afterward. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. sharp and takes place at the Perth Legion building (26 Beckwith St. East.) Submitted by Judy Preston, CFUW publicity chair.

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Help these felines at LAWS find their forever home By LORI CLARKSON

EMC Lifestyle – We are so pleased that Henry, a cat profiled last week, has been adopted! He had been residing at the Pet Valu in Carleton

Place, along with Georgette. I’ve been told that Georgette is the sweetest little girl and she’s a beauty too, so please help us find her a loving forever home. Make sure to check out our Facebook page, where you can find up to date informa-

tion about LAWS, including information on our activities and profiles of our animals. We also love your comments and feedback.

This Week’s Pets brushed and patted and she loves the attention! Pandora

This week’s cats Tori is a young Torbie female cat that has been at LAWS for some time now. Tori is still a little fearful, but has come a long way

since she was brought in to the shelter in May 2012 as a kitten. She is waiting for the right person to come along,

someone with a loving touch and patience. She is tolerant of other cats, but does keep to herself rather than play with them. Pandora delivered a bunch of kittens at LAWS last spring. Pandora is a stunning black and white two-yearold female cat with eyes that look right through you. She’s now used to being cuddled,

LCIH would be a lovely cat for a quiet family and is so ready to be chosen after having been at LAWS for almost nine months now. Petrie is a lovely short hair black and white lady of about one year. She has been at LAWS since August 2012

Ontario municipalities look forward to progress on infrastructure EMC News – The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) looks forward to working with the Ontario government to find solutions to address the province’s infrastructure challenges. Last week’s Throne Speech recognized the critical role infrastructure, like roads and bridges, play in the province’s economic

success, noting that “Ontario cannot evolve if it cannot move.” Municipalities own more infrastructure than any other order of government. The province and AMO have jointly estimated that municipalities face an infrastructure gap of $60 billion that will take 10 years to close. “We are pleased the gov-

ernment has again committed its support to resolve these important needs,” said AMO president Russ Powers. “We look forward to rolling up our sleeves to work with Minister Glen Murray, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, to find solutions for longterm sustainability while addressing immediate needs.”

and since then has made a lot of cat-friends, most of whom have been adopted. She’s very hopeful the right person will come soon to bring her home. Petrie is a shy girl who needs the right owner to help her come out of her shell. Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

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violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and public awareness campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine’s 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities, one of the top-rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and Great Nonprofits. About Lanark County In-

Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613-283-9308, or email at Visit our website at Please also check out www.AdoptADog. TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.

terval House As the only shelter and support service in Lanark County for victims of woman abuse, LCIH offers not only a 24-hour help line and emergency shelter but also extensive Outreach Programs for women and children including: transitional support, community support, mother’s groups, child groups and youth groups, Lanark Highlands outreach prevention programs and public education. In 2011, Lanark County Interval House responded to 2259 crisis calls and helped hundreds of families through its Outreach services. All our services are free and confidential. The Lanark County Interval House website can be found at


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Town hospital to be Legion branch 95 continues outreach efforts wrapped in ribbon LEGION NEWS Monday, March 4 By Carol Levere

Legion Branch 95 president

day, March 4, SOS members will encircle the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital with coloured ribbon and announce the date of their next community meeting. The OHC says that Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liberal government is cutting billions of dollars from the health care Ontario familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s count on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ontarians are paying the price for years of the deepest tax cuts in the country, by curtailing health funding by $3 billion. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax cuts for the wealthiest and corporations. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s billions in real dollar cutbacks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this year and for the next four years if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop them,â&#x20AC;? according to the OHC. Submitted by the SOS.

New archery business proposed for Montague By STACEY ROY

EMC Business - Montague council directed staff to continue working with prospective new business owners and bring back a formal request for rezoning and site plan control for a new indoor archery business in the township. Montague residents, Robert and Jennifer Lavigne are hoping to reopen their successful Richmond store (known as That Hunting and Fishing Store) at their current residential property on Burchill Road. The store provides indoor recreational archery services as well as gun sales and repairs for hunting purposes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to start construction in the summer of 2013,â&#x20AC;? said Robert Lavigne. Before that takes place council will be presented with a formal request to rezone the property from rural to rural-exception. This designation allows for the 12x54-metre indoor archery business to be located on the property while maintaining the residential and rural use of the property, which will

also continue. When the rezoning request is tabled, a public meeting will be held to gather community feedback. Coun. Pat Dolan and Reeve Bill Dobson welcomed the opportunity to bring commercial interests to the township. That Hunting and Fishing Store has been in business for at least three years in Richmond and enjoys a steady clientele. An increase in rental rates has caused the couple to consider moving their business to the community of Montague. Karl Grenke, who is providing planner services to the township, said the new business will also be subject to a site plan control agreement. This process will give the township a voice when it comes to the visual look of the property and items of potential concern such as the creation of berms to reduce noise and traffic. It was noted the Lavignesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plan to add a new entrance on their property for the business that can be closed with a gate at the end of the day.

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you know!! Last year alone Branch 95 donated approximately $10,000. to mainly local registered charities. Since June 1, 2012 the Branch provided their premises to local non- profit groups free of charge 224 times, representing a savings of approximately $43,000 for these charity groups. Branch 95 provides up to $5,000 in bursaries to qualifying local students graduating and going on to college or university. The Branch also supports the Provincial Command Bursary fund that local students can apply for additional bursaries while attending college or university. Deadline is fast approaching for 2013, March 29. The Legion has very good youth programs with our Poems, Posters and Essay Contest, winners received their awards Feb. 5 and the Public Speaking program will take place Feb. 24 at the Branch. The Legion provided assistance to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lest We Forgetâ&#x20AC;? program at the local high school and also provided assistance to the Heritage House Museum for their current Veterans display. These are just a few highlights of what the Legion does. While we are probably the largest community organization with over 400 members we struggle like all organizations. Many people whether they join the Legion, Civitan Club, Lions Club, Rotary, Kinsman or any other community service or church related group, need to ask themselves â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why am I joining this group?â&#x20AC;? These groups as well as many others do great work within the community. They also all have the same problems, dwindling membership, non- supportive community participation when they hold

fundraising events, and the big one Non-Supportive members within their group. Joining an organization should mean you are willing to support that group in any way possible. Your membership dues will not cover keeping their buildings running or providing them with the means to continue with their charity initiatives. While they say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many Hands make light Work,â&#x20AC;? which is a true statement, the biggest reward is you will make many new friends by getting involved and will walk away from the event feeling good because you have helped your organization.

Coming branch events â&#x20AC;˘ St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. We will be having our usual Friday night dinner and dance (great Celtic band) at the Legion on Friday March 15 starting at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public as well as the Jamboree which falls on March 17. Be sure to wear your green. â&#x20AC;˘ Watch our sign as well as other advertising for Cribbage Tournaments held monthly in the downstairs lounge, which is open to the public and beginner players are welcome. â&#x20AC;˘ Monday: Bridge is still available in our main hall (open to the public.) â&#x20AC;˘ Bid Euchre, the latest hot card game enjoyed by many is being run in our Canadian Room (open to the public). â&#x20AC;˘ Tuesday: The first Tuesday of each month is our general meetings in the main hall at 7 p.m. Application for membership is available at the Branch office or the Lounge. â&#x20AC;˘An open single dart league is held in the lounge Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All welcome. â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday: The first

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EMC News - On March 4 members of the Save Our Services (SOS) Perth and Smiths Falls Health Coalition will join in a provincial day of action organized by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) to protect health services in communities across Ontario. While SOS Perth and Smiths Falls is focused on stopping the cuts at the district hospital that include the loss of 12 beds, the elimination of the pulmonary rehab program and cuts to physiotherapy and day hospital services, similar cuts are being rolled out in communities across Ontario. As a symbol of protecting hospital services and fighting the cuts, at 12 noon on Mon-

EMC News - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 in Smiths Falls, what do they do? This is a question I am asked all the time, along with â&#x20AC;&#x153;why should I join the Legion?â&#x20AC;? The Legion was founded in 1925 to provide a place where Veterans could go during and after serving in the Canadian Forces. They currently have over 340,000 members. The local branch was chartered in May 1927, and over the years has grown from a one room meeting place to the current building which houses many different sized rooms that host a variety of events. The one room that is never rented or provided to others is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Veterans Loungeâ&#x20AC;?. This room is a comfort zone for any Veteran to socialize with other Veterans and feel at home. While many of our Veterans that fought in the early wars are now well into their 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and passing away, they are being replaced with others including the very young that have served in Afghanistan or other conflicts. Our Veterans Service Officer Jim Jenkins and the Branch Service Officer Jim Pevere meet with many Veterans to assist them in securing benefits for them and their families or just be a sounding board for them to talk to someone that can relate in some way to what they have gone through. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poppy Campaignâ&#x20AC;? which is very well supported in Smiths Falls by local businesses and individuals that purchase wreathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or crosses as well as the majority wearing a poppy is the main fundraising done to assist Veterans both at the local level and our Dominion level. You can call for an appointment at 613-284-1805 As the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grew so did their time and effort in supporting other initiatives within their community. Did

Wednesday of each month our Ladies Auxiliary holds their meetings at 7 p.m. (New members are always welcome). â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday: Bingo is held in our main hall (Open to the public) Members are encouraged to help out at the bingo. Contact Wayne Foster @ 613-283-0591 if available. A Canteen is available for the Bingo participants from 4:30 till 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Friday:TGIF dinners every second Friday evening open to the public with the next one March 1. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday: Ladies Darts 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. This is a fun league and open to the public if interested contact Donna McRae @ 613-283-7528 or just come any Sunday evening in the lower lounge and join in to the fun. We have great licensed halls to be rented out for that special occasion. Please contact our office at 613-283-2690 to book your event early. The Provincial Bursary Program deadline is fast approaching. Having a Veteran in your family is one of the main criteria, therefore it is very important for all Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to know that they should always have a copy of their discharge papers with your service number available to your children, grandchildren etc. so that they can send a copy with their application. If you are a Legion or Ladies Auxiliary member check with the branch or Enid to see if your membership category will suffice. For information on the Provincial Bursary Program please contact Enid Rabb @ 613-283-4575 or our main office @ 613-283-2690. We continually try to provide assistance to service clubs and charities during the year. If your nonprofit organization is having an event let us know if we can assist or display your advertising on our information boards.


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A hearty smile EMC News - Smile Sensations and countless volunteers worked Saturday, Feb. 16 to create 16 new smiles for those without dental coverage as part of the Gift From the Heart day. Shown at left are (left to right): Jodi Lawrence (Office Administrator), Jessica Crawford RDH, Lori Lawrence RDH, and Bev Woods RRDH. Submitted photo

Semester two brings new excitement at SFDCI in one week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot harder to get back into the rhythm of school after exam week, especially when we start to learn something and we have to stop for a snow day,â&#x20AC;? stated Ms. Dowdall, a teacher at SFDCI. However, many students are okay with having those days off. As a reminder, the school is usually open during snow days, and students are welcome to

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participants. All students enjoyed Spirit Week with great participation in each dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique theme. This mid-winter event was a fun way to beat the February blues.


EMC News - The Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day cake auction proved to be successful once again this year. Over $400 was raised from this event alone. The carnation sales were also very profitable, raising approximately $200. Thank you to all the staff and students who participated in these fundraisers; the prom committee appreciates the support. The Relay for Life Committee will be holding the kick-off rally shortly after students return from March Break. The rally will include information on dates, registration and most importantly how we as a community can fight back against cancer. The Justice Action Committee is hosting Think Fast on Feb. 28. Students will fast

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Search and rescue team learns tools of trade from task force By SABINE GIBBINS

EMC News - Ice storms, earthquakes, fires, and floods. Natural disasters such as these are few and far between, but when they arrive, a search and rescue team must come prepared. Last week, fire, police, and other emergency professionals from Canadian Task Force 3, based out of the City of Toronto, descended upon Rideau Lakes Township last Thursday. They stayed until Sunday. This is the first time in years, said site commander Doug Silver, that the Toronto Search and Rescue Team has been in the area to train local rural emergency service professionals. The Task Force was initially set up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, he said. Its mandate is to train in special operations and prepare a search and rescue team for the absolute worst. The last time the team was deployed was in Elliot Lake last summer when the mall collapsed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The world is getting more and more angry,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to be prepared on a multi-disciplinary approach.â&#x20AC;? Rideau Lakes fire Chief Jay DeBarnardi said the reasoning behind the special operations training was to bring them up to speed on training regimes and practices. Task Force 3, one of five in the country, set up base camp at the Harlem quarry. Dark green tents were set up, military-style, with generators humming in the background supplying a steady influx of water and heat to the 28 team members deployed. Silver said they had approximately 120 volunteer team members with Task Force 3. The mock scenario last week involved the search and rescue team stabilizing a safe


A Rideau Lakes township search and rescue volunteer hammers away during a mock scenario last Saturday afternoon.

Site commander Doug Silver, of Canadian Task Force 3, speaks about the importance of search and rescue volunteers receiving training.

Base camp was situated in Harlem, about half an hour outside of Smiths Falls, in a former quarry. Camp was complete with hot showers. haven for residents affected by an ice storm, not unlike the one which passed through the region in 1998. The Delta fairground was one of the sites where the team stabilized a building, which acted as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shelterâ&#x20AC;? for area residents left without power, setting up beams on the out-

side and pushing snow back from the building, working their way inside the building and constructing more beams while scouting out potential hazards. Lumber was brought in from Toronto, as well as all the tools required to play out the scenario.

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left the place exactly as it was, leaving not a trace. The other site was a sand pit in Crosby. HUSAR team coordinator Tony Camello said the search and rescue team learned to combat the pretend elements, working in shifts 24/7. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important, he said, for the team members to get into the mindset because when the real situation happens, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mentally and physically pre-

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Area schools take championship in town hockey tourney Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all boys tournament was a warm up to the Monday, Feb. 25 mixed (boys and girls) tournament, which welcomed six Catholic school board teams from the region. This day the teams were well matched resulting in close game final scores throughout the day. Donaldson has been pleased to organize a mixed tournament the last several years to encourage female students to take part and experience the team environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the girls are pretty strong,â&#x20AC;? Donaldson said. The championship game between St. Joseph of Toledoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior hockey team and St. Joseph of Gananoque was a close match with a final score of 3-0. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great day,â&#x20AC;? said Dorothy Quattrocchi who served as team manager alongside a parent volunteer who coached the four-game tournament. St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remained strong throughout the day winning all four of their games to finish a perfect day of hockey. The rural school operates both a junior and senior hockey team each season and were pleased to strap on their skates in Smiths Falls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was wonderful to play in the new arena,â&#x20AC;? Quattrocchi said. Donaldson thanks the staff at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre for their support of the tournament. Each year St. Francis invites schools from across the region to take part in the invitational tournament as a way to promote sportsmanship, provide access to the sport of hockey for those not on leagues and encourage all students to be active.


EMC Sports - It was stiff competition at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Francis Invitational hockey tournament in Smiths Falls but a strong emphasis on teamwork resulted in championship wins for both St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Toledo and Notre Dame in Carleton Place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was all good fun. It was great,â&#x20AC;? remarked Jon Donaldson of St. Francis school who organized the annual tournament. The Notre Dame Warriors shut out Holy Name of Mary (Almonte) 8-0 to earn their spot in the championship game against the St. Joseph Cougars of Gananoque Feb. 20. Both teams were well matched both offensively and defensively making it a difficult first goal in the second period by Notre Dame. The pace never slackened off, but the warriors kept the pace and netted two more goals before the final buzzer went with a 3-0 score on the board. Joe Gallagher, Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach, congratulated his team for being the third Notre Dame squad to win this tournament. The teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong defensive line blocked all but one goal the entire tournament earning the championship title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They played as a team,â&#x20AC;? Gallagher said. Joe Shrubsole, Warriors team captain agreed with his coach, adding â&#x20AC;&#x153;chemistry was keyâ&#x20AC;? to clinch the win.

Members of the Notre Dame Warriors earned their championship medals at the Feb. 20 St. Francis Invitational hockey tournament in Smiths Falls. The team let only one goal into their nets the entire tournament. At right, the team played Almonteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holy Name of Mary prior to the championship round. Photos by STACEY ROY


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A look at high school basketball this past week

EMC Sports - The Arnprior District High School senior boys basketball team shocked the threetime defending Eastern Ontario (EOSSAA) champs from Smiths Falls Feb. 21 in the opening game of the Eastern Ontario AA championships. Smiths Falls beat St. Thomas Aquinas of Prescott-Russell handily in its second game, but lost to LaSalle to end their season.

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EMC Sports - The RedHawks junior boys worked hard to wrestle the county championship title from PDCI, but with no luck. The birds flew home from Perth with a 50-18 loss to end the season.





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Making his return just in time for the playoffs, Michael Buonincontri made an immediate impact on the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears last week. By scoring twice and collecting two assists in three games, he was named the CCHL’s Corporate Hype Player of the Week.



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The Female Bowler of the Month for January 2013 was Doris Ellis with a plus 152 Congratulations Doris and continued good luck!


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Bears bounce back with big wins over Cumberland, Kanata Friday in Hawkesbury, the Bears only mustered 21 shots on red-hot goalie Carmine Guerriero. He turned all but one aside (including three breakaways) and the Hawks, in a dogfight with the Kanata Stallions for the eighth and final playoff spot, bounced back from a 1-0 first period deficit to win 3-1. Team captain Connor McLaren had the lone goal for Smiths Falls while Zach Car, Roman Ammirato and JeanPierre Larmoyeux connected for the Hawks.


EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Talk about bounce-back games. After dropping a 3-1 decision to the Hawks in Hawkesbury on Friday night, the Smiths Falls Bears trounced the struggling Cumberland Grads 10-0 in Navan Sunday afternoon, then shutout the Kanata Stallions in Kanata 3-0 Tuesday night. The back-to-back shutouts have vaulted the team into fourth place overall in the CCHL standings, one point ahead of rivals Nepean Raiders and Pembroke Lumber Kings and two up on the Brockville Braves. With four games remaining in the regular season, the lopsided wins leave the Bears (35-20-1-2 for 73 points) in the thick of the race for a top 4 spot in the standings and home ice advantage for the first round of the Central Canada Hockey League playoffs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy with our Friday night game,â&#x20AC;? said Walter Dubas, assistant coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy with the effort and compete level.â&#x20AC;? It was a completely different story on Sunday where the Bears dominated every facet of the game from start to finish. There was no intent to run up the score though. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried very hard to work on systems and structureâ&#x20AC;? through the third period, Dubas said. The puck just kept finding its way to the back of the Gradsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; net. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was one of those games where we played extremely wellâ&#x20AC;? while the youthful Grads struggled to get anything rolling. The Bears left nothing to chance on Sunday scoring four times in the first period with Blaine Byron, Ryan


All members of the Smiths Falls Bears (background) participate in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake at Gratton Lanes in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County. At right, Tara Gesner, reporter for the EMC newspaper team â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whomp Spare It Isâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, lines up her toss down the alley Feb. 23 at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful fundraiser. Eardley, Michael Buonincontri and Stefano Momesso beating Grads goalie Devan Tremblay. His afternoon ended early in the second when Nic Marchand scored at the 3:17 mark to make it 5-0. Reilly Turner came on in relief and seemed to steady the ship, but the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offence exploded again in the third with Marchand adding his second of the game just 17 seconds into the frame. More goals followed in quick succession from Yannick Crete, Karson McCartney (with two)

and Chris Maniccia who put the Bears into double digits for the first time this season. Bears goalie Patrick Martin earned his league-leading sixth shutout of the season, stopping all 35 shots directed his way. The veteran netminder, playing in his final season of junior hockey, has played well down the stretch and will be counted on as the club heads to the post season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is why we brought him in,â&#x20AC;? said Dubas of the offseason trade with the Grads to get Martin.

Young back-up Jimmy Howe, who started Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Kanata, has been sharp all year and has provided the club with a dependable one-two combination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a first-year player, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very happy with him,â&#x20AC;?

Dubas said. Howe recorded his first shutout of the season on Tuesday in Kanata, making 32 saves in the 3-0 win. Goal scorers were Yannick Crete, Patrick Sexton and Nic Marchand.

Upcoming action This is a huge week for the Bears that will go a long to determining where they end up in the standings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the standings the way they areâ&#x20AC;Śwe could be in third place by the end of the week,â&#x20AC;? Dubas said, but only if they pick up victories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to make home ice our goal.â&#x20AC;? After playing at Kanata on Tuesday (Feb. 26) and at Hawkesbury again on Wednesday (Feb. 27), the Bears next take on the Nepean Raiders at home this Friday, March 1. On Sunday, March 3, the team travels to Cornwall to face the Colts, followed by a trip to the Earl Armstrong Arena to face the Gloucester Rangers to close out the regular season on Friday, March 8. All games start at 7:30 p.m. With files from Ryland Coyne.


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Cubs hold their own during home tournament

‘The Cubs will proudly display the Bantam AA banner for years to come.’ Later Sunday, Feb. 17 in the 1st vs 4th semi-finals the Cubs again faced the Ottawa Valley Thunder. This time the valley girls were determined to play tight hockey and as a result while the Cubs again dominated puck possession, the scoring chances were few and far between. Haleigh Reynolds was in goal and faced some excellent scoring chances until the Cubs got on the board. Once again, Alicia Johnston scored a nice goal and added the empty netter while Neve McKay had the game winner off a deflection on Ainsley Scott’s stick. Romain won the GongShow MVP hat for being player of

the game with her two assists. The finals had the Cubs facing Lac St. Louis. A big crowd was out Family Day Monday afternoon to watch all the finals in the sunny Memorial Community Centre. While the game started tentative, Romain got the Cubs on the board with a nice shot and rebound goal. Later in the first period Romain scored her second from an impossible angle off the backhand. The game turned a little chippy as the Elites turned up the intensity and did have some scoring chances. Brooke Madigan and the defence of Kassidy Ford, Ainsley Scott, Victoria Coates, Jennifer Findlay and Ainsley Wyborn were very solid. The Cubs finished with a 2-0 victory with Madigan winning the Gongshow player of the game hat. The Cubs will proudly display the Bantam AA banner for years to come. Congratulations to the Peewee House Cubs and Midget B Cubs who also won their divisions, to the Midget House and Peewee B Cubs who were finalists and most importantly to Vince Carroll and his dedicated group of volunteers who made the tournament the overwhelming success it was. Submitted by Richard Knott

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EMC Sports - The Bantam AA girls team won their Cubtown Tournament category during a championship match Feb. 18 against Lac St. Louis.

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EMC Sports - The Midget B girls team celebrated after winning their Cubtown Tournament division Feb. 18. Congratulations to all teams who played.

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Ottawa Valley Thunder and ran off to a 5-0 lead before giving up a late goal for a 5-1 victory. Romain and Johnston each scored twice and Maggie Knott added the other goal. Lexi Saunders had three assists, Ainsley Wyborn two, with Katarina Canaj, Kassidy Ford and Coates chipping in one helper each.


EMC Sports - The Bantam AA Cubs were proud and excited to participate in the 23rd Annual Smiths Falls Cubtown Tournament held recently in town. The Cubs went undefeated in five games to win the division. They opened against the St. Lawrence Thunder team from New York. The Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the first shift of the game when Neve McKay took a pass from Megan Robinson, drove the net, took a good shot and followed up with the rebound goal. The Cubs never looked back. Goal scorers were Victoria Coates and Hayley Romain. Coates, Alicia Johnston and Maggie Coyne picked up assists. Brooke Madigan was in nets for the shutout. Coates won player of the game honours Saturday, Feb. 16 the Cubs squared off against Lac St. Louis Elites from the West Island of Montreal. Following the official opening of the tournament the girls went out and played a great game with the Cubs dominating puck possession but only scoring a 2-1 victory. Goal scorers were: Alicia Johnston on a nice rush and Christen Chartrand redirecting a booming shot from Jennifer Findlay. Sunday, the Cubs faced the



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