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EMC Sports – Carleton University won its ninth Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship Sunday at Scotiabank Place, but a Smiths Falls native had his moment in the sun with his teammates from McGill University, as they finished fifth overall. Former SFDCI RedHawk, Vincent Dufort, racked up some impressive numbers during final eight men’s basketball championship and earned the tournament’s R.W. Pugh Fair Play Award. Playing for the McGill Redmen in his second year, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard led the scoring in the team’s fifth place finish. In their only loss of the tournament, McGill dropped the opening game, 82-70, to the number three seed, the Ottawa

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Smiths Falls native, Vince Dufort, now a sophomore at McGill University, led his team of Redmen to a fifth place national finish at the CIS championships on the weekend at Scotiabank Place. He’s pictured here in the team’s opening game against the Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday afternoon, the only game the team lost.


Bears kick off post-season in Carleton Place EMC Sports - Let the playoffs begin! The Smiths Falls Bears will kick off their CCHL quarterfinal series against the Canadians in Carleton Place on Friday night. Game time is 7:45 p.m. They will play host to Game 2 at the Memorial Community Centre on Sunday afternoon,

March 17, starting at 2 p.m. The remainder of this series will be as follows: March 19 at Carleton Place, 7:30 p.m.; March 20 at home, 7:30 p.m.; March 22, at CP, 7:45 p.m.; March 24 at home at 2 p.m.; March 26 at CP, 7:30 p.m. For more details, see page SF12.

EMC News –Villa Montague isn’t dead yet. The multi-million dollar senior housing project that developer Tom Assaly wants to build in Montague Township, with help from water and sewer hookups from the Town of Smiths Falls, was defeated last month at council. But it’s back on the hotplate after last week’s meeting. In front of a full house of residents, the majority of whom want this project to move forward, Reeve Bill Dobson says he’s pleased with the fact that it’s going back to staff for another look. But it wasn’t without some coaxing. He also indicated that developer Tom Assaly hasn’t given up yet. “Yes I did (speak with Assaly)


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From left: Allan Pratt, legal advisor to the Algonquins in Ontario, Brian Crane, the representative from the province of Ontario, and federal negotiator Ron Doering at the public information session at the Perth Lions Club hall held March 7.

Negotiators promise accountability with land claims financial settlement EMC News – The Algonquin First Nation has no intention of squandering the $300 million settlement they are seeking in their ongoing land claim. The comment was made by a questioner who used the term “pissing awayâ€? during the question-and-answer session at a public meeting on the land claim at the Perth Lions Club hall on Thursday, March 7. The statement did not sit well with the presenters from the federal and provincial governments, or representatives from the Algonquin First Nation. “I’m not surprised,â€? with the comment, said Allan Pratt, legal advisor to the Algonquins in Ontario. “(But) I’m not happy. I’d say, from my experience‌ we’ve seen a lot of different things. My hope is that we create a governance structure where that is unthinkable.â€? Though born in Scotland, Pratt’s law firm now only handles First Nations cases, and he has been working on this land claim for many years. “I would be very sad if I had devoted my life to the pissing away of valuable resources,â€? said Pratt. “That’s not why I am doing this.â€? The man with whom he often shares the negotiating table, Brian Crane, representing the Province of Ontario, agreed that, in the past, land claim settlements were sometimes handed out to individual natives – but not in this instance. “The assets are held by investment corporations for the benefit of everyone (in the First Nation),â€? said Crane. “(They are) usually conservative investments. None of these (payments) will be passed down to individuals.â€? A recent mailer to his constituents from Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid called for greater transparency for the accounting books of First Nations chiefs and their councils, in light of the leaked information about the financial track record high-profile Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation. But the negotiators were quick to distance themselves from these controversies, and to point out how the finances would be handled differently. “That is our future seed money, for our future economy, for our prosperity,â€? said Pratt. “It will give the Algonquins an economic boost. And the economy of eastern Ontario too. They will have a


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Lanark County to be represented by one MP after 2015 federal election By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – Don’t expect to see MP Gordon O’Connor in the Pakenham Santa Claus Parade after 2015. With the new changes announced to the federal electoral boundaries due to kick in for the anticipated 2015 election, O’Connor’s current Carleton-Mississippi Mills seat will be reconfigured in such a way that he will no longer partially represent the northern tip of Lanark County in the House of Commons. Now, fellow Conservative MP Scott Reid alone will represent the whole county. “At the moment, I have 155,000 people in my riding,� said O’Connor during a telephone interview last week, including Kanata, Mississippi Mills, Goulbourn, and West Carleton.

“I will lose about 50,000 (voters). About 15,000 to 16,000 are Mississippi Mills and the plan is that those would be attached to the (newly renamed riding of) Lanark-Frontenac, which is Scott Reid’s.� Meanwhile, 34,000 to 35,000 voters in Stittsville and Goulbourn will be switched to Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre’s newly-named riding of Rideau-Carleton. After 2015, O’Connor’s newly configured riding, with about 101,000 voters, will be called Kanata-Carleton. “There is a huge shift for Pierre too,� said O’Connor, with a new riding called simply Nepean being created, taking in Barrhaven and Bells Corners, as part of 15 new ridings being created. All ridings are not created equal however, and the usual give-and-take

of the Canadian federation does make for complicated riding-making. “It gets complicated,� said O’Connor. “We are locked into certain constitutional positions.� O’Connor pointed to Prince Edward Island, a province beloved by not only Anne of Green Gables’ fans, but also constitutional and parliamentary policy wonks too. “The rule is that they have the same number of MPs as senators,� said O’Connor of PEI’s four senators and members of parliament. “They have a population smaller than my riding,� and they have more MPs. “At some point, there has to be some kind of constitutional balance,� O’Connor said, noting that in five years, his riding has seen a 16 per cent rise in population. However, he was adamant that losing so many rural voters would not

affect his re-election chances in twoand-a-half years, stating that there “are the same potential as the other (ridings),� he said. “We have a good level of support for the Conservative party.� However, he said he will be sad to see Mississippi Mills go. “I don’t want to lose any (of my riding),� said O’Connor. “I am happy with the riding as it is now.� He said that his current riding had a good mix of urban, rural, and suburban but then “mathematics kicks in. (But) from Scott’s perspective, it is good that he has all of Lanark County.� The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario released its report on the changes on Feb. 25, adding 15 new ridings in the province. Interestingly, the report singled out O’Connor’s riding, stating that it was

important that Scotiabank Place be included in the riding as it had always been associated with Kanata. The report also made mention of Mississippi Mills and Reid’s request to keep all of Lanark County under one MP. “The commission received persuasive submissions that the community of interest of the Town of Mississippi Mills was with communities in Lanark County, and now with an electoral district more closely associated with the City of Ottawa,� the report said. For many years, Reid represented Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, which he will continue to do until 2015. Thereafter, however, he will lose the far southwestern half of his riding, when Napanee joins a new riding, Belleville-Napanee-Frontenac. Reid’s riding will now be called Lanark-Frontenac-Hastings. R0011968288_0314

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Reinvigorated Smiths Falls Relay for Life officially kicks off

EMC News – Organizers, supporters and participants celebrated the rebirth of the Relay for Life in Smiths Falls March 7. The event was officially kicked off at a special event held at Chuckles Jack where participants found out more about the exciting changes planned for this year’s fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, which carries the theme ‘Groovin’ for a Cure.’ Steering committee members were dressed up in sixties fashions for the launch. “Tonight is an opportunity to say hello and to welcome you to our Relay family,” remarked entertainment chair Chris Van Wingerden. “Many of you are now familiar faces to us and I can tell you it is a great feeling to be with such a group as this – where we feel supported, united and determined that together strong we can end cancer. This is why we are here.” The biggest shift in the Relay for Life is a new location. For the previous 14 years, it was held at the Lombardy Fairgrounds, but this year’s event, set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 to Saturday, June 8 at 7 a.m., will take over the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) track. “It’s a cozier setting based on participant feedback,” noted Canadian Cancer Society volunteer engagement coordinator Laurie Blackstock. “This site will provide us with a sense of community. It’s smaller and will bring people together more.”

According to Van Wingerden, 41 teams walked and ran in last year’s event, which included “451 participants, lit 532 luminaries, celebrated 97 survivors and funds raised was $149,538.” Why participate in the Relay for Life? Cancer Slayers team captain Terry Cullen, also in charge of team recruitment on the steering committee, recounted her personal and emotional story of why she does. Cullen was her mother’s caregiver while she battled cancer, but passed away in May 2010. “...My mother learned everything she could about her disease. She knew it inside and out,” Cullen commented. “She knew what was coming and she knew what kind of help was out there for her. The Canadian Cancer Society helped her understand her choices and provided the support she needed.” Watching her mother go through this fight brought out many different emotions in Cullen. “At times I stood by feeling frustrated, angry and helpless about my mom’s situation and I knew I had to do something so others like my daughter wouldn’t have to go through what I have,” she said. “I took my cue from her, learning what I could about this disease like there are over 200 types of cancer, and how to help find a cure and cancer prevention.” Through this research, Cullen learned about the Relay for Life and became a member of its steering committee and volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodil campaign, as well as became a facilitator for the Living Well Beyond Cancer program


The Smiths Falls Relay for Life held its official kick off March 7 at Chuckles Jack. This year, the Relay (set for June 7 and 8) moves to Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute and will carry the theme ‘Groovin’ for a Cure.’ Above, guests dressed up in their best sixties garb. From left: Relay team recruitment coordinator Terry Cullen; logistics chair Denis Bisson; Knotty Gnawers team captain Marlene Berry; and Canadian Cancer Society volunteer engagement coordinator Laurie Blackstock.

provided by the society. “My mom was a strong woman and I know she would approve and be proud of what I am doing and that is what keeps me fighting back to help find a cure and help those living with cancer,” she noted. “What I would like to say to the other team captains is at the end of the day, when you are thinking about getting one more fundraising pledge, when you are baking cupcakes for the team bake sale you are having, say this to yourself: ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’ Remember we are improving lives, we are saving lives and we are supporting people like me, like my mom.” “I urge you to keep doing what you are doing. Then, one day we will only have one story to tell – and it won’t be a sad one like mine or yours, it will be the one where we get to say: ‘Would you like to know how I helped cure cancer?’ That is the story I want to tell, how about you?” Cullen continued. In order to coordinate an event on the scale of the Relay for Life requires many sponsors and partnerships. Van Wingerden highlighted the efforts of the Civitan Clubs of Lanark and District, Perth and Smiths Falls who have returned this year as the event sponsors. Others helping out include: print sponsor EMC; television sponsor TV Cogeco; radio sponsors Lake 88.1 and JACK FM; as well as supporting sponsors RBC Royal Bank, Subway and the Lanark Home Builders Association. A five-minute video explaining the See RELAY page 10



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Poet Magpie Ulysses comes to Lanark County EMC Events – It’s that time of the year, when the maples are tapped and the birds start returning to sing their cheery songs in anticipation of spring. This month, Lanark County will be graced by the sounds of a magpie all the way from British Columbia! Magpie Ulysses, that is. She will be featured at the March edition of the Lanark County Live Poets Society’s (LiPS) spoken word slam on Friday, March 15 at The Thirsty Moose in Carleton Place. Ulysses is a dynamic performance poet and storyteller known for charming and slaying her audiences with intense stage presence and thoughtful insight about humanity. Her “confessional poems hit hard and take the reader through intense visceral terrain, but never wallow” (Robert Priest, NOW magazine). Ulysses began performing poems at the age of 17 in Calgary, Alberta. She has performed across North America at hundreds of venues, is a veteran of the Vancouver poetry slam, where she was a member of two national champion Vancouver poetry slam teams and was the winner of Vancouver’s 2008 CBC poetry Face off. Ulysses was recently named a Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word and performed on the finals stage in the fall of 2012. So much of her work surrounds the things we don’t say. She speaks on the topics of history, science, love, exploration, abuse, addictions, environmentalism, human triumph, sacrifice and struggle. She has been called “an anthropologist of the heart who doesn’t apologize for her vastness when she sets fire to the shade you took for shelter from this thing we call living.” Magpie is currently living in Nelson, BC where she is working on a project on behalf

of the Canada Council for the Arts about storytelling, adaptations, and human spirit from her experiences of hitch hiking more than 25,000 kilometres in her late teens and early twenties. For more about Ulysses, visit her website at The monthly slam hosted by LiPS is a spoken word competition and open mic. It is held on the third Friday of each month, alternating between Carleton Place and Perth. In June, the highest ranked performers who have participated in at least two slams will be invited to compete for a place on the Lanark County team to attend the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. LiPS has sent a team five years running, the only rural slam series competing nationally in all Canada and proud of it. Anyone and everyone are welcome to participate; all you need are two original works no more than three minutes long. There is also an open mic before the slam for those who might wish to share their poetry, song, short story or music. LiPS is always happy to welcome new performers, whether they be “old” veterans of poetry or those taking the risk of sharing their work for the first time, you will find everyone, artists and audience alike, welcoming and supportive. Or just come out and enjoy a wonderful evening and the amazing work of Magpie Ulysses! The event gets under way at 7 p.m., upstairs at The Thirsty Moose, but come earlier if you wish to sign up, get a good seat, or have something to eat before. Admission is only $5 and free for performers. For more information, contact LiPS at, or look for LiPS on Facebook. Submitted by Tammy MacKenzie for the Lanark County Live Poets Society.










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Legendary musician Keith Glass appears in Perth March 23

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Founding member of Prairie Oyster and a Canadian Country Guitar Picker of the Year, Keith Glass, above, will perform March 23 at the Studio Theatre in Perth.

Lawrenson, Rebekka Paige, and many other eastern Ontario artists. Now Glass is set to launch his own new solo CD, and audiences at the Studio Theatre can be sure that the March 23 performance will showcase many of the cuts from this much-anticipated new record. Over the past three years, the Songs From The Valley concert series – which is a collaboration between the Stewart Park Festival and the Studio Theatre – has become an eagerly awaited rite of spring for music lovers. Following the Glass concert on March 23, the third and final concert in the 2013 series is a foot stompin’ kitchen party hosted by Smokey Rose and Friends (Darlene Thibault, Lee Hodgkinson, Ed Ashton) with some outstanding special guests. Almonte’s Brad Scott will bring along his pickin’ prowess, and the amazing young Henry Norwood will also share the stage, along with veterans Harry Adrain, Judi Moffat and Barry Munroe. Smokey Rose and Friends hits the stage of the Studio Theatre on May 4. Tickets for Songs From the Valley 2013 are just $25 per show

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we would have 10 big lots,” in this agreement, not 200 small lots scattered across the region. “It would look like the north shore of Lake Huron,” Pratt continued. “We are doing this after the fact… (But) the impact is going to be less than people fear.” Pratt said that it was “staggering” that in the nation’s capital region, that a treaty had never been signed between the Algonquins and the crown, and that the land remained unceded. “The Algonquins have become the forgotten people of this land,” said Pratt. Federal negotiator Ron Doering stressed that it was his job to “represent the non-native community. My instructions were very clear (to provide) timely and meaningful consultation with the non-native community and I think we are doing that. This is real consultation.” Doering agreed that there was no “done deal,” and that there was still a lot of negotiating that needed to be done, and blank spaces that needed to be filled. “It is not my job to say that this is a deal you should be pleased about,” said Doering. “These views are being heard and considered… we do not have a consensus on major issues. We need to make sure that your interests are understood.” Other questioners at the session had queries about natives currently allowed to use nets and spears to catch fish, like spawning walleye, in places like Westport, Sharbot Lake and Otty Lake. The questioner went so far as to accuse some Algonquin fishers of “raping” the waters. “Under the law, the Algonquins have their traditional rights to hunt, fish, and trap,” said Crane. “There cannot be an agreement that abridges those rights. They have this aboriginal right that will not be extinguished.” But Crane did concede that “if there is a conservation issue, the practice will be abridged.” “There is nothing wrong with using a spear,” said Pratt. “If they are fishing for food. There is no right to rape anything and I don’t like to hear words like that.” Later in the meeting, a questioner asked why, if “traditional” hunting and fishing methods, were so important to natives, why they used modern equipment. “You get to keep doing what you are doing, but you can use modern methods,” said Pratt. When it comes to hunting in provincial parks, Crane said that the Algonquins do not have “an unlimited right to hunt in provincial parks.” On a related hunting matter, a Norway Lake resident stated that she keeps her children inside during hunting season, but was worried that more year-round hunting by the Algonquins could be a safety hazard for her family. Crane pointed out that provincial laws banning firing a gun within a certain distance of a road or a house would still apply to the Algonquins too. On a community level, the men were asked if the final agreement would bring the people of eastern Ontario together or drive them further apart. “I would hope that the agreement would bring us together,” said Pratt, who added that he hoped that meetings like the one in Perth, “will help us dispel a lot of these myths and misinterpretations,” and that, maybe, fearful

non-natives would see that “these guys don’t have horns and aren’t so different from us.” Lands transferred from the Crown to the Algonquins will become private land, not reservation land, and will be subject to municipal laws and taxation. “They are fitting in, they are working with you,” said Crane. All but three parcels of land would fall under the jurisdiction of municipal taxation, one being north of Whitney, one north of Brown Lake, and one

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north of Algonquin Park. They will be exempted “because the land is so large,” but these lands will be taxed if there is development on them, though Crane admitted that these three parcels constitute about 50 per cent of the land claim territory. Speaking of jurisdictions, the AIP would not extinguish any claims that the Quebec Algonquins may have to a land claim. “(We) can’t take away any rights, that the Quebec Algonquins may have,” said Doering.

Clarification EMC News - In an article in the Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 edition of the EMC, it was reported that the Land Registry Office in Almonte is closing, as stated by a source. Land registration records are publicly available in image form and some of the original paper records at the Almonte Land Registry Office will be moved to secure storage approved by Archives Ontario. There is no plan to close the Almonte Land Registry Office.


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EMC News – Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County recently received a big boost in the form of a $1,000 donation from RBC Royal Bank in Carleton Place. RBC matched funds raised by their staff that participated in the recent Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake. From left: RBC’s Shawna Perkins, Matt Brearey, BBBS executive director Jennifer Miller and RBC’s Shawn Pulikunnel.

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The legacy of Stompin’ Tom Connors runs deep DEAR EDITOR: It was with great sadness that I was told of the passing of my long-time friend Stompin’ Tom Connors, a true Canadian singersongwriter and icon. I worked shows with Tom in the ‘70s and we became good friends. He recorded my song Canada’s Last Fatal Duel about my home town of Perth, Ontario. He made this song of mine an international hit. It was released on the Stompin’ Tom and the Hockey Song album on Capitol Records. He then signed me to his record label, Boot Records, as an artist. I later wrote The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom for the soundtrack of his feature length movie Across This Land. We continued this relationship as he would send me his latest CD and I would send him mine. He would always enclose a hand-written letter. Tom believed in Canadian entertainers. He believed in Canadiana; songs about our great country. He was appalled by the fact

that a lot of Canadian radio would not play more Canadian artists, and that these artists had to beg for airplay on radio. They still do, in a lot of cases. When was the last time you heard a Stompin’ Tom song on your car radio? I too say shame on you Canadian radio stations who are too snobbish to do so. You are cheating your listeners. Stompin’ Tom Connors believed in Canadians and Canadian artists. Call your local radio station and request they play more Canadian and local talent. It’s high time they helped support the next generation of great Canadian artists waiting in the wings. By doing so you will become part of Stompin’ Tom’s legacy of believing in Canadian artists and entertainers. Written for Canada’s Stompin’ Tom Connors, sadly missed. Freddy Dixon Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame

COMMENTARY Rebirth of Relay

EMC Editorial – On June 7 and 8, the Relay for Life will be reborn in Lanark County. For the past 14 years, the fundraiser, which benefits the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, has taken over the Lombardy Fairgrounds. But with its 15th anniversary (and 75th nationally) comes rebirth and this year it will be held at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI). The reason for the switch is due to participant feedback who wanted an event that was more intimate. Organizers responded and are promising this Relay will be revitalized and allow participants to better get to know one another. The Relay for Life, a 12-hour overnight event, continues to be a source of major funding for the Canadian Cancer Society locally. Last year, 41 teams participated in the Lombardy event, which reflected more than 450 participants. Three-hundred and fifty luminaries were lit around the track and a total of $149,538 was raised. Nationally in 2012, over 17,265 teams participated, raising $51 million. Those funds go towards lifesaving cancer research to combat the more than 200 different types of cancer; promoting healthy lifestyles and policies to protect health; offering compassionate services and support to those suffering from cancer so they are not alone; as well as providing Canadians with more information about the disease to empower them to make better choices in regards to their health. This year’s Smiths Falls Relay for Life is taking on the theme ‘Groovin’ for a Cure.’ So grab your friends, family and coworkers (you only need a team of 10) and your favourite old bell-bottoms and tie-dyed shirt and come out to support a good cause. Register your team at

Mary learns valuable lesson from ‘Harry with the Heaves’ EMC Lifestyle – Emerson said there was something wrong with my head. He thought it probably had something to do with the bump I got when I fell out of a tree and landed hard on the ground. My sister Audrey said to pay him no heed. She said I was right as rain, which certainly eased my mind. But Emerson said anyone who took to animals that weren’t quite right had to have a screw loose. There was no doubt I seemed to be especially fond of any farm animal that came into the world a bit different from the ordinary. Emerson pointed to my pet chicken. I called her Biddy. Now, what made Biddy very different from the flock was she didn’t have a feather on her body! She had a sort of cuff of down around her neck, but that was it as far as feathers were concerned. Her body was a soft pink, and smooth as a china plate, and I loved her with all my heart. Biddy and I spent hours together. When the summer sun was hot, she sat on my knee in the old wood swing in the grape arbour, as I tried to keep

her out of the sun, because one day her skin turned as red as a beet. As we rocked in the swing, Biddy would fall sound asleep in minutes. I thought she was beautiful. Emerson said she was a freak! And then there was Lambie. She was as black as ink, and in a flock as white as the driven snow, was an immediate outcast. I adopted Lambie immediately. As well as being black when she was born, Father doubted she would see morning...she was tiny and had trouble breathing. After sleeping in the house by the Findlay Oval in a cardboard box, and being fed by me from a doll’s bottle, she thrived. She followed me everywhere, and eventually had to be kept in the barn after Mother announced there would be no more sheep in the house! Then there was old Harry with the Heaves, as he was called. Harry was a dark brown horse with a questionable ancestry. He was very old, and had what we called a sway-back. Emerson said you could lay a bale of hay Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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in the middle of his back. He wasn’t much good for working, but like all the other misfits that came into being on the farm, I loved old Harry with the Heaves with a deep passion. With the least exertion Old Harry would heave like he was taking his last breath. So he was never put to work. He mainly sought a cool place in the summer, with his head almost touching the ground and standing perfectly still, and in the winter stayed in the warmth of the barn. Sometimes I would hitch him up to the cutter, and take a few cuts around the barnyard, but they were few indeed. Because within minutes, he was heaving like his time had come. And I would unhitch him, use the News Editors: Laurie Weir, Joe Morin, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Stacey Roy, Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Tiffany Lepack, Sabine Gibbins DISTRIBUTION: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-284-0124 ,ext. 27 CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Judy Michaelis Email: Lee Ann Gilligan Email: Jennifer Coughlin Email:

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currycomb on him, make sure he had water to drink, and a patch of hay to chew on, and hug his neck and tell him how much I loved him. I was sure he knew what I was saying. Now, a horse with the heaves isn’t much good to a farmer. And I dreaded the day Father would say Harry’s time had come. I decided I had to have a talk with Father. I waited for just the right time. As he did every night before he went to bed, he went to the barns to check on the animals. Never, do I ever remember him not putting on his boots and heavy coat and heading out to the barns before bedtime. One night I went with him. Of course, Old Harry with the Heaves was in his stall with his head almost to the floor. I asked Father what was going to happen to my favourite horse when he could no longer even walk around the barnyard. Father just said, “We’ll worry about that when the time comes,” which put my mind at ease for the moment. And every night I added Old Harry to my prayers...asking that “his time” be a long way off. ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea Harding SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Peter Ellis, Kathy Perreault, Liz Gray, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

The winter was severe that year. Harry was kept in the barn almost every day. The frosty air would cause him to heave even if he wasn’t walking around the barnyard. Without fail, as soon as I came home from school and got into my ‘play clothes,’ I would head for the barn to see Harry. Then came the day when Harry was gone. I thought perhaps Father had let him out for some air but he was nowhere to be seen. I was frantic and ran from building to building looking for Father. He was cleaning out the sheep stable, and it looked like he knew exactly why I was there. “Where is he?” Father put the fork down and rubbed the top of my head which immediately started me into the tears. All he said was “Harry has gone to a better place.” When I was very young I thought the animals I loved would live forever. It took me a long time to realize you didn’t raise farm animals for pets. Harry, like Biddy and Lambie, had gone to a “better place.” • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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Sage Age Improv Theatre launches spring season March 21


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Lanark County’s Sage Age Improv, members shown above, are getting set to kick off their spring season March 21 with a show at Almonte’s St. Paul’s Anglican Church. The show will focus on the lighter side of growing old. The theatre group have been delighting audiences since 1992. Canada might be a possibility.� “What did the aging actress say to the bishop?� Find out this and many more spurious figs of fun on March 21. The curtain rises on Sage Age at 7:30 p.m. with tickets now on sale for $20 at the church office (70 Clyde St. or 613-256-1771), The Hub (118 Mill St. or 613-

256-5225) or at the door. This is a real steal and includes postperformance refreshments with the cast. The troupe Sage Age Theatre comprises improv enthusiasts from Lanark County. Founded in 1992 as a creative outlet for expression,

The show There are no scripts, no fixed roles, just spontaneity, verve and energy. There are no props or sets, just seniors being themselves. The show varies depending on the audience, from strictly entertainment to serious education, but all deliver a message that seniors are not to be taken lightly. The lively hour-long show of short skits and songs is based on the cast’s own life experiences or on audience suggestions. Although they rehearse the situations, everything is unscripted leading to surprises every time they are performed. Each show is tailored to the particular audience, making it informative and fun for all. No situation is too delicate to handle, from grandchildren or grieving, to Internet dating and driving. For further information, visit their website at www.sageage. ca.




the group continues to present timely topics with universal appeal. Cast members range in age from mid-50s and up, some with stage experience and some without, but all with the desire to hone their acting skills to deliver a positive image of the golden years.


EMC Entertainment – Now in its 21st year, Lanark County’s very own Sage Age Improv Theatre launches its spring season on March 21 at Almonte’s St. Paul’s Anglican Church with a performance that celebrates the lighter side of growing old. If you can’t beat it, you might as well laugh at it! Since it began in 1992, Sage Age Improv has entertained and brightened the lives of audiences in many area retirement homes and lunch clubs, in this case, donating the proceeds of its performance to St. Paul’s 150th anniversary year. The talented troupe of a dozen or so “don’t ask, don’t tell� aged seniors have taken their show on the road as far afield as Halifax (that’s Nova Scotia, not England!) in their quest to inject a bit of humour into the sometimes worrying business of growing old. Closer to home, they have rocked audiences from Renfrew and Richmond to Ottawa and Almonte. “You won’t have to travel to New York, Paris or London to see us perform,� says cast member and retired judge Jim Hugessen, “but by the end of the year the west coast of

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impact the Relay for Life can have on participants was shown and afterwards, members of the organizing committee held their own luminary lighting ceremony to remember loved ones. Blackstock said a few words as Cullen lit the luminaries. “We come together tonight to renew our fight against cancer through Relay for Life and to celebrate our efforts thus far,� she remarked. “One aspect of that celebration is to honour those survivors of cancer who were, and are, an important part of our lives. Cancer shows no preference. It touches the lives of young, old, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, partners, best friends, old friends, and dear friends. Tonight we remember those we loved whose lives were taken from ours by cancer...� Take up the fight Cullen told those in attendance that there are many ways to fight back against cancer, the first being to form a team to participate in the Relay for Life. She said nine teams are currently registered. “I’d like to invite each of you to get some friends, family or coworkers together and form a team,� she stated. “You only need 10 people to form a team and it’s a lot of fun. You get to decorate your campsite, participate in lots of games and contests and, of course, raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.� People can also get involved by fundraising. There are four levels of

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the fundraising club: bronze, $5,000 to $7,499; silver, $7,500 to $9,999; gold, $10,000 to $19,999; and sapphire, $20,000 and up. “Our top team at last year’s Relay was Macquarie Private Wealth raising $22,315 for the cure, which is the sapphire fundraising club level; and our top individual fundraiser was Cliff Robertson of Macquarie Private Wealth, raising $15,600 for the cure,� Cullen said. “Wow, that is a fantastic achievement.� The Spirit Award is also back this year. Given to a team with the most spirit, the award is a baton which is kept by the winning team who decorates a portion of it before handing it over the for the next year. Last year’s Spirit Award winners were the Lilly Pad Hoppers with team captain Marlene Berry. Teams earn the Spirit Award by earning spirit points, said Cullen. “Each team will receive a Spirit Award Relay Card, similar to a bingo card,� she explained. “Each square will have an event listed where the team can earn points toward their grand total as well as there will be opportunities throughout the 12 hours where more points can be earned.� New to the Relay for Life is scratch and give fundraising, which offers people an easier way to collect donations. Cullen suggested participants use them for fundraising events such as garage sales, where shoppers would pay what they scratch. “It’s unique and the reason why we brought these in was to help teenagers raise funds,� she explained.

“You can give them out to whoever and tell them whatever they scratch is what they donate.� “The highest amount is $5 but if people want to scratch all circles, the amount goes up to $100,� Cullen added. “This is in its pilot form this year, so we’ll see how effective it is.� During the evening, Denis Bisson, logistics coordinator, also provided participants with a brief overview of the proposed layout for the Relay for Life. Trailers will be permitted off the parking lot, away from the track; and tents will line the inside of the track. One of the biggest challenges to overcome is the sprinkler system inside the track. Due to this, participants will only be allowed to use pegs/stakes that are no longer than eight inches to secure their tents. The sprinklers will be marked prior to arrival. The next team captain meeting for the Relay for Life will take place May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Community Health Centre (2 Gould St.). Those interested in becoming a part of the Relay are also welcome at steering committee meetings, which take place the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at SFDCI. For more information on the Smiths Falls Relay for Life, to volunteer or join the event, visit www. “Remember. Celebrate. And fight back. Believe it or not, there are only 92 days left until Relay, so we’ll see you all in June,� concluded Van Wingerden.

The official launch of the Smiths Falls Relay for Life was held March 7 at Chuckles Jack in Smiths Falls. Above, Relay for Life steering committee logistics chair Denis Bisson shows guests the new map for the event, which will be held at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. Right, entertainment chair Chris Van Wingerden announces some of the changes this year. Photos by ASHLEY KULP


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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2-4 32 Napoleon Street Newer 2 storey. Open concept, kit./liv. rm w/gas fireplace, hardwood flrs. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, attach garage, front porch, close to schools and downtown


239 Miguel Street Bright & cheery home close to Giant Tiger. 2+1 bdrms, 1 1/2 baths. Inside entry to garage. Covered rear deck. Fully fin. bsmt. Central a/c, gas f/p in bsmt.




367 Drummond Con. 11 Rd.

67 George Street

1218 French Line Road

153 William St., Carleton Place

Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath bungalow under 3 yrs old. Finished lower level (walkout), barn and oversized dbl garage. On 8 acres abutting 900 acres of crown land.

Big 3 bedroom semi, gorgeous deep backyard, 2 full bathrooms, hdwd flors, many recent renos.

Delightful 5 bdrm. country home SOLD. CALL RHONDA FOR RESULTS

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$199,900 Jason Coleman



Two bedroom units located at 67 George St., Lanark. Call for details.

Robin J. Ferrill Broker of Record

86 Brae Street 3 bdrm. in Almonte. Large yard, lots of reno’s, small detached garage, hardwood floors.

$319,900ÊUʓÃ›ÊnÈäx{{ Marly Burke

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173 Miguel Street Two bedroom bungalow on a nice town lot. Requiress updating.

$162,900 Call John Coburn for results!

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84 Lavinia Street $192,500 MLS: 848212 EN OP USE HO



DREAMING OF A SERENE, HIDDEN WOODED SETTING? You will fall in love with this Fab 4 Bdr, 3 Bth, 2 Stry & incredibly unique Home w/ full Front Veranda & Lg rear Deck! This AMAZING CUSTOM HOME will take your breath away with all the sizzling upgrades; granite Kitchen counters, stunning oor to ceiling heat wood FFP & the “piece du resistanceâ€? Ariel Platinum Spa with Chromotherapy/Aromatherapy/Stereo/Jacuzzi/Soaker Tub/ Multi-Spray in the Master Suite. 2nd Fl Fam Rm/Games Rm is sensational for family fun! For the Handyman, an insulated 32’x32’ Gar, Hot & Cold running water & newly designed insul “Polydoorâ€? Gar Drs. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! MLS: # 838709 Attractive, tastefully upgraded modern condo. Foyer with double closet, bright spacious Living/Room, 2nd bedroom used as dining area. Galley kitchen updated with new stainless steel dishwasher, 2-4 pc full baths, French doors to solarium, in-unit laundry. Door Guard Entry System building with elevator and common room. Close to all amenities. Sitting area and park like setting behind building for summer enjoyment. Enjoy the beneďŹ ts of condo living.


Sunday, March 17, 11am - 12pm 168 Station Rd., Smiths Falls $$374,000 , MLS: 856721

158 Cty Rd 29 Hwy $219,900 MLS: 860872


22 Bay Rd., Lombardy $274,900 MLS: 850477

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2695 Rosedale Rd., Smiths Falls $199,900 MLS: 854469

HEATHER AFFLECK Sales Representative 613-812-80344

You will LOVE this 4 Bdr, 3 Bth prestigious Brick Home nestled on a 3 acre estate lot within the Town limits of Carleton Place. 50 ft vaulted Solarium overlooks private heated In-ground salt water Pool & 6 person Hot tub! You’ll love the 24 ft Eat-In Kit/Island & the ďŹ nished LL boasting entertaining sized Fam Rm w/stone FFP! This custom Home invites an active family to move in & enjoy! MLS# 831120



SEARCHING FOR AN “OUT OF THE ORDINARY� FAMILY HOME? THIS IS IT! This contemporary Cape Cod home boasts a cheery open con Lvg/Dnr w/an eye catching Nat Gas FP, gleaming Maple Flrs & patio door that guide you to an artistic interlocking stone patio/ fully fenced backyard getaway. ML features a stunning Maple Kit w/St Steel Appl, Fab Laundry/Shower & Inside entrance to Att Gar. Newly reno’d Fam Rm w/stylish crown molding & easy living laminate Flr; create a fun space for quality time with the kids. STEPS TO DOWNTOWN CARLETON PLACE, SCHOOLS, DAYCARE & THE HERITAGE FITNESS CENTER! Hosted by Sharon! MLS: 858290







EXCELLENT SIGNAGE OPPORTUNITY FOR POTENTIAL BUSINESS! A 4 Car Gar/Wksp/ Operational Paint Booth located Midway between Perth and Carleton Place allows for an active family to have a home based Business. Charming Century Home with unique architectural details, high baseboards, lg country Kit with wainscoting, sunlit Gallery, open staircase leading to 3 Bdrms, MBR w/vaulted ceiling & walk in closet, 4 pc Bth, and a relaxing sitting room. The perfect location for a residential/commercially zoned property‌ STARTS YOUR NEW BUSINESS THIS SPRING! MLS: 846456



CALLING ALL MECHANICS, ENTREPRENEURS & WOODWORKERS! This 2 Stry Custom Home situated on a 1.66 Ac Country setting is the back drop for an active Fam with dreams of Home Based Business. The “Days Gone By� Veranda, & Country Kit/Island is the backdrop for an active family with dreams of a Home Based Business. Sparkling Hrd Flrs, LL Fam Rm & Deck overlooking the Above Ground Pool, add to the fun. Convenient inside entrance from Dbl Gar to Mud/Stor Rm & Det 20 x 36 ft insl WKSP means no more commute to work AN ENCHANTING DESIGN FOR FAMILY LIVING! MLS: 859621



NOT JUST A CIRCA 1840 HOME, IT’S AN EXPERIENCE! PRESENTING THIS MAGNIFICIENT 3 ST STONE HOME IN ARTSY ALMONTE‌ enhanced by an eclectic addition & expansive decking, this picture perfect setting is framed by a charming, wrap-around yesteryear Veranda, framed by hanging baskets & mature foliage. This property offers serenity & seclusion often sought but seldom found! In winter, one is lured by the cozy Italian Gas FFP’s & a wooded “Winter Wonderlandâ€? from the fab Stone appointed Solarium & 21Ft FamRm. The Stunning Formal Dining Rm seats 14, while Decadent MBR w/trendy Ensuite features a claw foot tub. 3rd Fl Loft suite completes the picture. A SPECTACULAR HOME NOT TO BE MISSED! MLS #: 803608





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SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2–4 p.m. 138 KNOWLTON PLACE Treed lot with privacy! Bungalow with finished lower level. Picturesque setting. Call for details. Asking $339,500 MLS 857020 Joan Johnston 613-256-1860




LOOKING FOR A COUNTRY SETTING WITH PEACE AND QUIET? 10.13 acres with deeded right-of-way to Clyde River. 2 bdrm. hi ranch complete with wood insert in cozy living room. $189,900 MLS 850159 Leo Carlucci 613-256-1860



Approx. 98 acres, close to Ompah. Original log home with detached garage. Ashing $245,500 MLS 858599 Joan Johnston 613-256-1860

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! Beautifully maintained 2 plus 1 bedroom bungalow on spacious lot. Sunny open concept, gleaming hardwood floors, spacious master bedroom with walk in closet. Fully finished basement. Call today for your personal tour. MLS 849428 Mona Irwin 613-256-1860

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88 Owen St. Beautifully restored, totally renovated century old home, 1 1/2 storey, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, hardwood floors, pine walled family room with wood stove, kitchen features oak cabinets, wainscotting, and tin ceiling, main floor laundry, 30’x48’ garage/workshop, single detached garage plus storage shed, great move in ready home, MLS 858455. $199,000 Ask for Oral Pretty 613-264-0123



323 Clarchris Peaceful country setting, beautiful 3 bdrm. home one 20 acres, only 2 km from Perth, warmth of wood accentuates the home from top to bottom, living room features gleaming cherry wood flooring, stone fireplace, cathedral ceiling, large bank of floor to ceiling windows, lower level family room, 2 car garage, 12x28 foot studio/office ideal for a small business, 40x30 foot insulated, heated shop ideal for any car enthusiast, this property has it all, Google 323 Clarchris Road for virtual tour. MLS 858478. $439,000 Ask for Oral Pretty 613-264-0123

$259,900 Spacious family room with gorgeous stone fireplace and elevated ceilings added to this stately red brick Victorian with traditional wraparound porch close to downtown Perth. 3 bedrooms plus office or nursery, 2 full baths. New furnace, large living/dining. Elegant!

212 Hunter Side Rd. $257,000 Nicely refinished 3 bdrm. bungalow with a loft living room, country kitchen with handcrafted cherry and birdseye maple cabinets, large master br. with walkin closet, large 24x40 foot workshop, insulated and heated, 200 amp service and office space, ideal for any tradesperson, mls# 856643. $257,000

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OUT OF TOWN Gorgeous 98 wooded acre property with the Indian River running through it in the rolling hills of Lanark Highlands. Well maintained 3 bedroom home plus 14’x25’ detached garage and small shed. Large bright living room with beautiful hardwood flooring and wood stove, kitchen features solid maple cabinets and 2nd wood stove, updated 4 piece bath and laundry room, new roof installed summer 2012, a concrete pad is located next to garage and ready to build on with it’s own hydro, septic and well installed, this property is divided in two parcels, the 90 acre parcel has all one would look for in groomed trails, small river, high lookout hill, ideal hunting, beautiful scenery, great mixture of hardwood and softwood bush, and lots of wildlife plus a separate 8 acre parcel. This property also abuts hundreds of acres of Crown Land. mls# 848489 $279,000 Ask for Oral Pretty 613-264-0123



110 Grants Creek $179,000 Cozy & fully equipped 2 bdrm home on the river a few hundred feet from the eastern entrance into Pike Lake. Two level house on concrete foundation, drilled well & septic system. Completely renovated main level, custom kitchen with open living/dining area, large 4 pc bath/lndry. 2 Bdrms, rec room & utility area on lower level. Outbuilding for outdoor storage & shop. Nicely landscaped, great patio area. Dock in place. New roof in 2012. Mls# 858965. Bob ferguson - sales rep. (613-812-8871) / Bobferg@superaje.Com / www.Bobsperthhomes.Ca

7 Ridgeview Place $270,000 Bright, spacious 4 level home in a quiet, family filled neighbourhood. No thru traffic & acres of wooded wetland directly out back, walking trails, bird watch & maybe even skate on a pond. Over 2200 square feet of living space with 4 bdrms, 3 baths, family room with gas fireplace. Rec room on lower level & freestanding gas stove in front living room. Large deck out back off kitchen. Upgraded windows & lots of storage space. Mls# 859150. Bob ferguson - sales rep. (613-812-8871) / Bobferg@superaje.Com / www.Bobsperthhomes.Ca

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237 WAYSIDE DRIVE, PERTH Unique opportunity close to Heritage Perth. This 1 acre property is zoned Industrial and has a high quality 2 storey residential home, plus a commercial building-approx. 1350 sq. ft.-propane in floor heating. Unlimited uses for this property $549,000. Call Paul Gordon: 613 390 2281

PERTH Move-in ready 3bed/3bath home in family friendly neighbourhood. 1Living 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

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE PERTH Larger than it looks! This family home has lots of space for everyone, 4 beds, family & rec rooms. Open plan kitchen dining, formal living room cozy wood stove on lower level, laundry room, plenty of storage, close to town & 2.83 acres to play in. $249,000

MINUTES TO PERTH Year round cottage/home with 140` water frontage on Mississippi river, mins to Perth, private & peaceful with a gorgeous view, 1+ 2 bdrm, 1 bath w/full bsmt. This could be just what you are looking for! Call today. $209,900


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

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

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE PERTH Fully renovated bright 3 bd character property. Gleaming hardwood, Open plan living/dining, den, lg kitchen & bath, mud/laundry rm. Sun rm, bonus attic room, Dble gar, great functional basement /storage total turnkey property. Central Perth. $349,900

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

BALDERSON Lovingly reno’d school-house w/open-concept; main level 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

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

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


MERRICKVILLE Start your dreams today by purchasing this exceptional lot in prime location in Merrickville. $265,000


NR CARLETON PL. Period home features 4 bds, 3 bths, fam rm, eat in kitchen, dining, formal living, ensuite, laundry. Sits on 153 acres w/large outbuildings & facilities especially for horses. Move in condition. $579,900

North Shore Rd, Rideau Lakes – 2.17 Acres W/F-$175,900 Watsons Corners Rd – Trout Farm, approx 10 acres $139,900 Irace Dr, Maitland – 1.1 Acres - $92,500 7th Concession – 12 Acres - $89,900 Sheridan Rapids Rd – 2.74 acres $42,900 Parsons Way – 2.58 acres $39,900 Industrial Dr Perth – 110 x 350 - $39,000

322 BATHURST LINE E Gorgeous custom built home on 12 acres. 3+1 bdrm, 3 baths, cherry kitchen, fireplace, Walk/out bsmt with rec room and bar, eternity pool, arctic spa, 2 large garages/workshops. An amazing home, call for details. $499,900. Call Sheri D’Aoust: 613 812 9344


SAT MARCH 16, 2 – 4PM 771 COUNTY RD 43 Rural Kemptville Beautiful Home for the growing Family 3+1 Bedrooms, huge Family Room with Woodstove, Inground Pool, Barn. $319,900 Host Silvia Blanchard: 613 294 3361

COMMUTER HEAVEN 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

SUN MARCH 17, 12 – 1PM 115 DWYER LANE, CLYDE RIVER The sweetest 4 season cottage around, completely refinished, quaint and cozy w/ 100` swimmable frontage on clyde river. 2 bdrms, 1 bath & is furnished. You won’t want to leave!! $199,900. Host Sheri D’Aoust: 613 812 9344

LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL? Whatever location you’re looking for Whether you’re upsizing, relocating or downsizing Whether you’re a 1st time Buyer, a family or a senior Why not visit our friendly staff at 61 Gore St. E. Perth who will be happy to assist you with any real estate requests or needs. Call 613 267 2221

SUN MARCH 17, 1 – 2:30pm 457 STATION RD NR PORT ELMSLEY Beautiful 3+ bed home executive style, large master bed w/ensuite, open concept kitchen, dining & living room. Oversized dbl att garage w/separate garage workshop w/power. Outside decking, large lot, only 8 minutes to Perth. $315,000 Host Randy Cavanagh: 613 464 1000

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SAT MARCH 16, 1 – 2:30PM 113 HARPER RD Quality built 1150 sq ft 3 bd bungalow. New kitchen, lrg open concept living; new bth, windows, door, furnace, h/w tank, wiring & plumbing. Det garage w/ shed. PLUS COMMERCIAL BUILDING 1300 sqft. Main showrm, maintenance & storage, office, parking. Good traffic flow, easy access from hwy. House $235,000, commercial $35,000 Host Paul Gordon – 613 390 2281


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Smiths Falls

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Smiths Falls

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Private land not to be expropriated in Algonquin land claim discussions


EMC News – The chief negotiator for the Algonquins of Ontario is reiterating that the land claims agreementin-principle (AIP) will not expropriate private property. “No private property will be expropriated,” said Potts last week. “They (the Algonquins) are not going to run roughshod over people.” For him, when it comes to looking at the land in question, “the math is very simple.” Of the nine million acres of land in eastern Ontario, six million acres are already privately held. A further two million acres are dedicated parklands, of which 1.2 million acres is Algonquin Park. “The rest is well picked over,” said Potts during a telephone interview from Kingston, where he was attending the latest in a series of public meetings across the province about the AIP. So, the challenge for Potts and his fellow negotiators from the province of Ontario, and the federal government, was to find available land that was “spiritually or culturally significant to them,” and/ or that could be used for future residential and/or economic opportunities for the Algonquins. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) has gone to great lengths to stress at several meetings it has co-hosted on the agreement, including a recent one in Bancroft, that private property will not be expropriated. However, an OFAH fact sheet distributed at their information session in Perth on Feb. 22, stated that “public land will become private land,” and that “access to remaining public lands will become restricted.”

“That’s not necessarily true,” said Potts, speaking to the latter point above. “There are a host of interested parties on that land,” pointing to private hunt camps, rights-ofway, and even snowmobile trails. “That will require solutions,” and negotiations, he said. “We will not deprive people of access to these lands.” The OFAH’s fact sheet also stated that “public lakes will become private lakes.” Potts said that of the thousands of lakes in eastern Ontario, the deal does not touch “navigable waters. The lake bed becomes part of the Algonquin land base,” since, for between 40 and 60 lakes, “some of which are miniscule in size…we have direct access and control to those lakes.” For other lakes though, the land surrounding a lake may be claimed by the Algonquins, but, “we made the decision to keyhole that (lake), exclude that,” lake from the process. He added that “other private property owners have lakes that they (their property) will surround.” Potts expressed his frustration at groups that “make a broad public statement. That is fear mongering.” He asked that “instead of destructive solutions, come up with constructive solutions.” The OFAH fact sheet also seems to have given Potts and the negotiators a backhanded compliment of sorts. The sheet states that “many of the lands to be transferred to the Algonquins are in high quality locations,” adding that “many are prime real estate with significant values for recreational users.” “It is gratifying to us to know that they think that,” said Potts. “I am glad that the OFAH thinks we’ve done a good job.” He admitted that finding

land that was suitable to the Algonquins, that also did not step on non-native toes, “was a challenge,” especially in an area with a million plus residents, and hundreds of thousands of recreational/ seasonal visitors. There were even those within the Algonquin community, many “would regard the number of acres we took as miniscule.” “Reconciling involves accommodation,” said Potts. “They are not talking to aliens, some other-earthly beings. They are their neighbours. We are trying to make the best of a difficult situation.” The OFAH and other groups were also frustrated at not being able to be kept abreast of the situation during negotiations, but Potts noted that even the Algonquins themselves, outside of the negotiating team, were not aware of what was going on at the negotiating table. He pointed to 9,000 adults who have been added to the Algonquin voters list in anticipation of a possible referendum on a future deal, “who were not apprised of what was going on,” and who found out about the AIP in mid-December at the same time as the non-native population. “If everything I said in a (negotiation) meeting was to be reported on next week, I couldn’t negotiate,” said Potts. “(Otherwise that) would have been a public negotiation and you can’t do that (negotiate) in a public forum.” Some groups have also complained that while they were members of an external advisors group, they complained that they felt like a committee of external listeners. To this, Potts stated that “there is no value achieved through creating controversy for the sake of it.”


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When Lemay died, Connors contacted Dillabough and wanted to know all the details. “I sent him clippings, details, etc.,” he said, “and he was very grateful. Over the years, Connors and Dillabough corresponded from time to time by mail. “He seemed interested in my newspaper and magazine writing and other activities,” he said. In the region of two years ago, Dillabough last wrote a piece about Connors. “Tom sent me a note saying ‘thank you for getting it right’,” he said. Dillabough saw Connors perform three times and calls him a musical and lyrical genius. “Although some would find his music overly simple and perhaps even hokey, they miss the point,” he said. “Just like Hank Williams, his musical arrangements (when broken down) are full of interesting patterns, and within them are the basis for far more complicated arrangements and interpretation.” Dillabough shared some of the words Connors wrote to him. “It’s been over fifteen years since I even took my wife on a two day vacation. I have no one to help me to handle all the mail I get, never mind the business affairs, tours, song writing, recordings, as well as the upkeep of my own property.” Concerning the country, “the loss of our heritage and way of life has been steadily eroding now for a good number of years and the politicians we elect should be doing something about it or lose the vote.” “Tom Connors is the true Mr. Canada!” Dillabough said. “His dedication, loyalty, devotion and overall love for this country were immense… I hope he is never forgotten…” Connors, rarely seen without his black cowboy hat and cowboy boots, got his nickname from pounding the floor with his left foot during performances. “The music, the personality, the stubborness and yes, even sarcassim at times, made him the most unique of persons,” Dillabough said. “He captured, lived and indeed was the true essence of Canada and what it means to be Canadian.” The troubadour’s favourite Connors song: Big Joe Mufferaw. “He was what he was,” Dillabough said, “and made no apologies for it either.”

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EMC News – Ottawa Valley Troubadour, Lyle Dillabough of Carleton Place said he was stunned when he first heard the news Stompin’ Tom Connors died. “I learned of his passing while listening to the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Ottawa Senators on a Toronto radio station,” he said. “They announced it during the third period.” Connors (born Charles Thomas Connors) passed away last Wednesday, March 6, of natural causes. After the initial shock wore off, Dillabough said he thought the Canadian folk music legend didn’t do too badly. After all, he was 77 and lived a hard life (rough on himself). “Now, after a few days, the sadness is setting in,” Dillabough told the Canadian Gazette EMC on March 10. “It feels like I’ve lost a friend – because I have.” Dillabough met Connors once in 2005 – briefly backstage in Shawville. “I spent time that night visiting with Connor’s son (Tom Jr.), a very pleasant fellow who served as his dad’s road manager,” Dillabough said. Reaching out In 1990 the historic Mississippi Hotel in Carleton Place (now called the Greystone Hotel) was at risk of being demolished. “A group of people in town worked very hard to prevent this (from happening),” the troubadour said, “ and I was one of them.” In the past, Dillabough wrote articles for the local newspaper about the hotel: it’s history and the people who had been there over the years, including Connors. “We were losing the fight,” he said, “and out of desperation I sent a letter to Stompin’ Tom’s record company.” Dillabough didn’t believe there was much hope for a response. “Tom was just coming out of his reclusive period,” he said, “and he didn’t speak too much publicly about anything in the first place.” Then again, a letter appeared soon after in Dillabough’s mailbox. Inside: a note, signed photograph and a statement for publication. “He referred to the Mississippi as the ‘Grand Ole Lady’ and demanded she be saved,” Dillabough said. “The nation’s media went into a near frenzy and they were all calling me.” In the end the hotel was saved. “What’s really touching about all this begins with the opening line in the note he wrote to me personally,” Dillabough said. It stated: “I remember well Lorraine Lemay and the Mississippi Hotel.” According to Dillabough, Lemay and her husband owned the Mississippi Hotel when Connors first showed up in 1967. He spent a month in the area, including one week at the Kemptville Hotel, which was also owned by the Lemays. “During this time he penned the song Big Joe Mufferaw, which went on to be his first hit record,” Dillabough said. “Lorraine later told me that Tom would come up to her with new lines and ask if they were any good. She called him a perfect gentleman.”


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Stompin’ Tom in his own words On March 6, the family of Stompin’ Tom Connors released the following statement penned by Connors: “Hello friends. I want all my fans, past, present or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin’ Tom. “It was a long, hard, bumpy road but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character and spirit, driving me to keep marching on, and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world. I must now pass the torch to all of you to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the patriot Canada needs now and in the future.” “I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes. I hope I continue to bring a little bit Submitted photo of cheer into your lives from the work Canadian musician Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away March 6. Con- I have done.” With files from Paul Rellinger. nors had many ties to the Ottawa Valley.


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Emission testing continues to cause headaches for some car owners EMC Lifestyle – I’m still getting lots of email from car owners frustrated with the new Ontario emissions test process. As promised, I contacted the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and asked for the stats from February. Kate Jordan of their office reported that 6.7 per cent of vehicles that went for testing that month, failed to get theirs’ completed because the vehicles’ on-board computers weren’t in ‘readiness’ status. That’s down from eight per cent in January, but still very high. These vehicles weren’t necessarily emitting more pollutants than they should, but the test couldn’t be completed. Their owners were faced with paying a $35 fee for the aborted test and then having to return to the test station at a later date for a $17.50 retest. Under new rules if a vehicle fails a readiness test twice in a row, then the station can provide the old style two-speed idle test and if the car passes that, then a certificate is issued. But be aware that not all stations can do the two-speed idle test. Until things improve I’d recommend the following: Most vehicles that are driven daily and haven’t had any repair work done recently that involved disconnecting the battery or clearing an on-board computer memory should be able to pass the ‘readiness’ portion of the new test without special precautions. But if you suspect your vehicle may not be ready for the test, check out the website for their tips: 1) Make sure the vehicle has been parked for eight hours without a start. 2) Start the engine and let it idle in drive for two and a half minutes with the air conditioning and rear defroster on. 3) Turn the A/C and rear defroster off. Drive the vehicle for 10 minutes at highway speeds. 4) Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes in stop and go traffic. 5) The drive cycle is complete. You can now go in for your test. Gas tank

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should be between one quarter to three quarters full and the driver should avoid rapid acceleration. As the cold weather of winter can increase the risks of a vehicle not meeting the ‘readiness’ standards for this test, I’d advise anyone who has a test coming up from December to March, to get it done earlier when the outside temperatures are higher. Pass certificates are good for one year. If the failure rate doesn’t come down to comparable levels with other jurisdictions using the same test that have similar climate conditions as ours, I’d suggest that the MOE not charge for any second tests. Thousands of Ontario car owners have paid more than they should due to the introduction of this new test without proper public education and awareness campaigns. “Hi Brian, I hope you can shine light on this problem. A few days ago I was visiting friends and was parked behind someone who was leaving. I moved my car to the other side of the driveway and left the keys on the passenger seat. Upon coming back to my car just a few minutes later I discovered that all the doors had automatically locked. I keep a spare key in a magnetic box, and had no worries about getting into the car, until I tried using it! I tried on each front door to insert the key fully, but it would not do so. I tried it more than once but with no luck. I was able to get the key into the hatch (05 Vibe) and open it, then reach the back door lock. I’ve always been suspicious of keyless entry units; in looking in my car manual I don’t see any reference to the key fob causing this problem. Thank you in advance.” Locked out in Lanark

You’ve fallen prey to a very common motorist ailment that I like to call ‘lazy-lock syndrome’. This happens to many car owners driving vehicles with remote entry systems. With the convenience of a small pocket fob that eliminates the nasty detail of having to put a key into a lock cylinder many people forget the age-old mechanic’s commandment: if it has moving parts and you want it to work, you have to lubricate it. I would bet the farm that this eight year old vehicle has never had a key turned in any of its lock cylinders and no one has ever taken the effort to spray a little lubricant into those devices. You are correct that there are few references to key fobs causing the problem of inadvertent activation of vehicle door locks. The number one cause of this is the human touch. You may be lucky and lubricant might get things working again, but if not, you’re looking at the prospect of replacing those seized lock cylinders. Stay away from thick lube sprays such as lithium grease and use lock cylinder spray or silicone lubricating compound or good old WD40. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner








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Pakenham 4-H members learn to make maple syrup EMC News – The Pakenham 4-H Maple Club recently tried their hand at making maple syrup at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush. “There has not been a 4-H Maple Club in Lanark County for a number of years so Cindy Sue Potter and I decided to try our hand at teaching our members how to make syrup,� explained Lorraine Downey, coleader of the Pakenham 4-H Maple Club. “It helps that I have grown up making maple syrup at my family’s sugar bush.� With 24 enthusiastic members aged nine to 17, we have a very hands-on club. Five members are from families who produce maple syrup but the majority have tasted maple syrup but had no idea how much work was involved. In our first meeting the kids “made� maple sap by measuring out three tablespoons of maple and 97 teaspoons of water. They then each got to taste the sweet “sap.� We counted rings on a maple tree (144 rings) that came down during last summer’s high winds and viewed the tap holes that have grown over. Veteran maple syrup producer Jim Stewart of Stewart’s Maple Products, volunteered his time to teach the members how to tap trees with a brace and bit as well as newer drills. He outlined when and how to tap trees safely to ensure we don’t harm the tree. The kids produced lots of shavings that night! Our club purchased new plastic buckets and spouts and on a beautiful sunny day they each tapped a tree at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush. As part of their achievement, each member must help produce maple

The Pakenham 4-H Maple Club recently learned how to make maple syrup at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush. Above, the group with the plastic buckets they purchased are ready to begin their maple syrup making experience. Left, from left: Parker Deugo, Russell Roey, William Roey, Noah Baxter and JamieLynn Baxter boil down sap.

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syrup. Families are collecting sap from their buckets and then take it home to boil with their parents as sisters Kayleigh and Emily did. Other members boiled it down outside at Fulton’s with careful supervision. During the March Break, members collected maple sap from their buckets, strained it, then spent the afternoon boiling it outside using propane burners. Starting with 12 litres of sap in their pot, they evaporated it down to two litres. After carefully transferring the half-boiled maple sap to a small pot, they continued boiling it on the stove, monitoring it carefully until it reached 105 degrees Celsius. At this temperature maple syrup is the proper density. The end result was 350 millilitres of light grade maple syrup. Our second pot of maple syrup got a little too thick and we improvised and made some delicious granulated maple sugar for all our members. The Pakenham 4-H Maple Club is fortunate to have the support of Levi’s Home Hardware who supplied additional equipment for our club, and Fulton’s Pancake House for allowing us to host our meetings and adopt their maple trees. Lanark County has dedicated volunteers running a variety of clubs. 4-H is for all youth – town, rural or farm between the ages of nine and 21. To learn about upcoming 4-H club activities, everyone is invited to an information/registration evening April 4 at Zion Memorial Church in Carleton Place from 7 to 9 p.m. or visit Submitted by the Pakenham 4-H Maple Club.

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of us regularly travel to points across the continent by air. Will American passengers be allowed to carry previously restricted items such as this into Canada? My most recent flights were last month when I traveled to Tennessee on business. Four separate flights were required, all on American-based aircraft. So the new TSA rules, which take effect April 25, will affect me the next time I fly to an American destination. Knives on planes? Under the change TSA guidelines passengers will now be allowed to bring certain types of small pocket knives and sports equipment past security checkpoints. The items involved include non-locking knives with blades smaller than 2.36 inches in length and half an inch in width. Passengers will also be able to bring toy bats, billiard cues, hockey sticks and two golf clubs with them beginning late next month. Well, I guess if you are going to join Nashville Predators you might need to bring a hockey stick to Tennessee. But why not in the luggage hold underneath the plane? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe any knives of any kind belong in the passenger compartment of an airplane. Are the implications of such a thing not rather obvious? Or am I missing something? The agency says the changes will bring the security rules in line with other countries around the world and trim the amount of time people spend in airport queues. I am distressed to hear that â&#x20AC;&#x153;other countriesâ&#x20AC;? have already relaxed their security rules. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a list of the nations involved but I would definitely like to. Not surprisingly the new TSA rules have drawn heavy criticism from passenger advocacy groups, airline staff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially flight attendants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and many airline customers as well. Small knives, golf clubs and hockey sticks are not the main weapons of choice for terrorists. That I can agree with.

But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure flight attendants have visions of knives being held to their throats and/or golf clubs and hockey sticks being turned into weapons. Aircraft high-jacking was once routine but has been all but eliminated in most parts of the developed world due to heightened security measures. The relaxed American security rules make me think of the once oft-repeated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take me to Havana!â&#x20AC;? That was a common destination for North American aircraft hijackers in the 1970s. Now Canadians go to Cuba for beach holidays. Still, you get my meaning Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure! I can see no reason to reduce airport/ aircraft security measures. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even like the fact that passengers are now able to carry small amount of liquids onto airplanes. That was stopped completely in the wake of â&#x20AC;&#x153;shoe bombersâ&#x20AC;? attempts to blow up aircraft. Now hand sanitizers and other liquids are allowed in passenger cabins if the containers are small and are clearly displayed for security staff. But who knows what liquids could be combined for nefarious purposes? I know that some will call my concerns â&#x20AC;&#x153;paranoid.â&#x20AC;? I call it â&#x20AC;&#x153;better safe than sorry.â&#x20AC;? While I am on the subject of aircraft carryon items, another issue that infuriates me every time we fly. Why are people allowed to bring large suitcases into the aircraft cabin? Surely some of these bags are oversize? I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe how big some of the items brought onto aircraft are. You can always tell who is stretching the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;baggage rulesâ&#x20AC;?. They are the people who block the aisle for 10 minutes trying to jam their suitcases into the overhead racks. It is ridiculous. Somehow one carry-on item has translated

into couples bringing all of their travel items into the cabin in giant bags. To me carry-on should be restricted to small backpacks, large purses and perhaps camera bags. One per customer! What happens, for instance, during a turbulent flight or rough landing when this heavy stuff shifts and starts flying around inside the airplane? You could be very badly injured by flying items of this size. I am interested in reader comments on both these issues. What do you think about allowing potential weapons on aircraft? I am also keen on hearing your thoughts about large bags in the passenger cabins of aircraft? To me the space inside an airplane is already very restricted. Most people are reasonable in this regard. But some folksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to escape waits at the baggage carousel when their journeys are over make flying even more uncomfortable than it has to be. Personally I favour making passengers check as much heavy luggage as possible, despite the fact checked bags can mean more expense due to luggage fees charged by some airlines. Canadian carrier WestJet recently announced that, effective April 4, passengers will be allowed one carry-on bag and one smaller personal item. But to me thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fairly standard in the business now. It is all about the size of that one bag. Ultimately I am a firm believer in as much security as is practicable. I would also like to see carry-on materials kept to a bare minimum in order to improve safety and free up space to help make long flights a little more enjoyable. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at:

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William Morris (centre) is flanked by MP Gord Brown and Rideau Lakes Mayor Ron Holman during a recognition ceremony at Rideau District High School on Friday, March 8. Morris was presented with an Ambassador Award from the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC).

EMC News – William Morris’ name is synonymous with volunteerism and community service. The Delta man, who is an educational assistant at Rideau District High School in Elgin, was presented with an Ambassador Award from the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC) on Friday, March 8. “In doing our research, everyone we spoke with said William Morris is a great community leader and he is well-known in the community,” said Nikki McGuinty, communications liaison with SEVEC. SEVEC provides reciprocal educational exchanges for 5,000 participants and their chaperones each year. With travel costs funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage, young Canadians between the ages of 12-17 have a unique opportunity to discover another part of Canada, and be ambassadors in their hometowns. “Mr. Morris has devoted countless hours to planning

several exchanges in his more than 20 years at Rideau District High School. He works with youth with developmental delays and autism. He is a passionate educator with an abiding desire to expand his students’ knowledge about their country, its culture and its history,” she noted. Nominated by the school’s principal, Sharon Halladay, Morris has arranged eight exchanges with SEVEC. McGuinty said she learned that Morris has always been a “star group organizer.” “It is a very humbling experience to receive such national recognition for doing something that I truly enjoy,” Morris told The Record News EMC prior to the presentation on Friday. “The Rideau community has been very fortunate to have benefited from the SEVEC Exchange program for the past eight school years.” Morris was quick to give kudos for the combined efforts of all those who made those prior exchanges possible, from the supervising teachers who travel See EDUCATOR page SF2

Cyclists urged to park their cars and bike through town EMC News - This spring the Town of Smiths Falls and the Rideau Environmental Action League are partnering to introduce an exciting new program designed to get people out of their cars and onto their bicycles. The initiative is called Park ‘N Peddle and focuses on individuals who live on the outskirts of the town who may not be as active as they wish to be and are looking for ways to improve their own

personal health and get their daily chores in town completed, at the same time. REAL has purchased a number of high quality, secure bicycle racks that are located on their property at 85 William St. W. in Smiths Falls. These racks will be highly visible and protected from adverse weather conditions. People, who live outside the town, will be able to park their cars on REAL’s property, where

there is ample free parking. They will then be able to unlock their bicycles from the secure racks and either bike to work or go about their daily business in town or even do both. “They will be using their own bicycles,” says Jamie Schoular, community ambassador for Smiths Falls. “Maybe in the future we can look into purchasing bikes and having a rental system.” There are other benefits to this initiative that extend well beyond

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Arborfield, Sask; Rose Valley, Sask; Warburg, Alta; and Bella Bella, BC. On the average, each reciprocal home with the students, the school administration for supporting the exchange involved 50 students. program and the numerous parents who volunteer to help at the activities “Every exchange is where needed and of course, to host our truly special as each exchange students. “Having spent several years community across organizing school band and choir trips with Anne Landon (a retired Canada has unique music teacher from RDHS), it very features in which the quickly became apparent that learning is a continuous process and that such residents are very educational programs outside of the classroom are an integral component of proud.” WILLIAM MORRIS the high school experience,” he said. Morris agreed that every exchange The SEVEC Ambassador Award has been memorable. “Every exchange is truly special as was established in 2011 by SEVEC, each community across Canada has an Agency of Heritage Canada, in unique features in which the residents cooperation with the Canadian Teachers’ are very proud. We have traveled from Federation. It is granted annually to one one end of the country to the other; from group leader who has demonstrated train travel to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia exceptional leadership and dedication to air flights to Bella Bella, British to youth through SEVEC’s Youth Exchanges Canada national program. Columbia. Morris is not only involved in his “It is very rewarding when we speak with students who have participated in school’s life, but in the community. He’s a project-driven person who says previous exchanges and they tell you that they still have contact with their he enjoys working with others to make twin. Being able to establish friends a difference. He has been involved with with students from other provinces numerous community organizations while building life-long memories including 20 years as a volunteer from travelling across Canada makes firefighter, a councillor in Rideau Lakes all of the hard work in organizing the Township as well as deputy mayor, and programs worthwhile. Exchanges are an has recently returned to the Delta Fair board as the secretary. He is also an experience of a lifetime!” Morris has been involved with organist at his church. “I love my community and I enjoy exchanges to Yarmouth, NS; Canning, NS; Hillsborogh, NB; Ste. Anne, MB; working with fellow volunteers.” From page SF1



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The bike racks are going to be in place on the REAL property on April 1 and there will be a formal launch sometime during the first two weeks of April. More details about the formal launch are forthcoming. If you would like to sign up to participate in this new initiative or are just looking to get more information about parking, the bike racks themselves, security of the site or need any other information, please contact Susan Brandum, who is the Environmental Projects Manager for the Rideau Environmental Action League in Smiths Falls, at 613-267-2257. For more information on all of the initiatives that REAL is involved in, go to their website at www.realaction. ca. For more information about the Pedestrian Linkages Study, please visit the town’s website at www.smithsfalls. ca and follow the links to the study. Submitted by the town of Smiths Falls

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EMC News - Yes, you are more likely to see ‘cougars’ in bars than out in the back 40 acres of Lanark County. In a presentation by Sean Thompson of the Ministry of Natural Resources in Lanark Highlands this week, it was revealed that while cougars are present in Lanark County, and throughout eastern Ontario, there is little cause for alarm. “I guess the moral of the story is that it is remote,” said Insp. Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander of the Lanark County OPP, of the chances of running into a cougar. “We can’t say that, no, there are not (cougars) but... we’re not overrun by cougars. We don’t want to create a fear-mongering sense.” During his presentation to the Lanark County Association of Police Services Boards meeting at the Providence Point retreat centre outside of Lanark Village on Wednesday, March 6, Thompson noted that man’s best defence against cougars may well be man himself. “The normal response of cougars is to avoid humans like the plague,” said Thompson, who works out of the MNR’s Kemptville office. He added that while cougars can eat turkeys, which are well represented in the county, they are more prone to eating deer and elk. Part of the problems he has with tracking the cougar is just how elusive it is. Even professional animal trackers, with the added help of a radio tracking collar on a cougar, would consider themselves lucky if they see a cougar once a year. “One of the biggest problems


Sean Thompson of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ Kemptville office, speaks at the Lanark County Association of Police Services Boards quarterly meeting at Providence Point, outside Lanark Village, on Wednesday, March 6. with this species is that it is a bit of a mystery cat,” said Thompson. “They are extremely rare.” Thompson grew up in British Columbia, and when he was exploring in the wilderness beside his home, would often see large cat prints in river beds. Making it even harder to figure out just how many cats there are is that they have been listed as an endangered species since 2007, and they are listed as “data deficient” federally, since there are so few examples from which to draw conclusions. However, a study in the Canadian Field Naturalists Journal, drawing on research from Trent University, cites evidence that confirms

the presence of cougars in eastern Ontario. “There is evidence to suggest there are cougars in Ontario,” said Thompson. “We have no idea how many are out there... it adds to the mystery of just how many of them are in Ontario.” Thompson typically only gets between 10 and 20 calls per year and “by and large, they tend to be something else. It usually tends to be something other than a cougar.” For example, one call took him to West Carleton, where two callers claimed to have seen a dead cougar by the side of the road. Sure enough, he did find blood, but found evidence to

suggest it was a deer carcass that had been carted off. He phoned his two spotters back. “The first caller was very apologetic,” Thompson said. “The other (caller) was adamant and called me everything, and he said ‘I know what I saw.’” Another time, a call came in about the body of a cougar along the side of the Queensway. “That was quite a treat trying to stop a car on the Queensway,” he said. It turned out to be a deceased dog. A video from Franktown, Beckwith Township, claimed to show a cougar prowling. “People were adamant,” said

Thompson. But after he took measurements, he conceded that while “it looked pretty interesting,” there were two things wrong – it was the “wrong colour and size.” Sometimes he will also receive photographs of “cougars” sitting atop fences, which instantly lets him know that he is not looking at a cougar. “Cougars don’t sit on the top of rail fences,” he said. He did get one confirmed sighting of a cougar, right in the middle of residential Almonte - it was a captive cougar, which he visited in the late 1990s so he could see one up close. “It was pretty weird having a 150 lb. cat rubbing up against your leg,” he said. The cat was friendly, he agreed, but he also worried that the cat also posed an escape risk. “It’s a nice set-up,” he said of the cougar’s home. “The animal never escaped.” Sadly, that may be the exception to the rule, since many cougar sightings of are of lost or released cougars that have once been pets. Cougars, especially young males, are known for their wide range, as much as 1,500 km. “It’ll live in any type of habitat,” said Thompson. As for concerns people that eaten-out deer carcasses are evidence of cougars, Thompson points out that “we’ve got lots of coyotes around here, a lot of feral dogs.” Thompson added that while “99 times out of 100 there is nothing to work with,” he still likes to get calls. “We do document them,” he said. “It gives us a sense of what people are seeing.”

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disappointed about losing (the opener to Ottawa on Friday). â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was important for our program to come back strong and get a win... It was very tough to (play the early game) today. Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sore and beat up from yesterday but... we wanted it so bad, it was time to suck it up and go for it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what Vinny does, he gets double-doubles,â&#x20AC;? said the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach, David DeAveiro, who has a 6-5 lifetime record in four trips to the Nationals, including three appearances as the Ottawa Gee-Gees coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Dufort) does it in a way

where you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really notice him but when you look at the score sheet, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got (something like) 15 points and 10 rebounds. He struggled in the first half and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make many shots but... I think he was more aggressive and attacked the rim in the second half, looking for fouls and layups.â&#x20AC;? McGill had a 45-37 edge in rebounding, led 18-14 after the opening quarter but CBU took a 35-33 lead at the half. The Redmen outscored Cape Breton 28-20 in the third quarter to go ahead 61-55 but the Capers tied the contest at 75-75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe that (these consolation games) are meaningless,â&#x20AC;? said DeAveiro.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;At one point in time they may have been but not anymore. These kids are competitive, on both sides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cape Breton played their hearts out, we played our hearts out and the fans got a great game.â&#x20AC;? On Sunday, Nathan Joyal led the scoring with 19 points, including five three-pointers, as McGill rallied from a 10-point deficit to defeat Victoria and finish fifth overall with an 80-68 win over Victoria. Carleton won its ninth national title in 11 years with a solid 9242 victory over Lakehead. In the bronze-medal game, Ottawa defeated Acadia 92-85.

crowd â&#x20AC;&#x153;got angryâ&#x20AC;? when council wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t address any of their questions. Barnes said after the reeve opened discussion, members of the audience were finally able to ask those councillors who were not in support of this project, their reasons for their objections. Councillors against the project are concerned with further annexation of boundary lines. They also want to see a longer cost-sharing agreement with the town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very pleased with the frank and open expression of views in our council and with the public,â&#x20AC;? Dobson told The Record News EMC following the meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns are addressed, I am confident that both municipalities will reach an agreement. Most taxpayers want this development because improved senior housing makes for a better community, and that benefits everyone. We politicians must work together to make Villa Montague a reality.â&#x20AC;?

Barnes says he will come up with yet another proposal to bring back to council â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at an undetermined date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve directed staff to have a deeper look at what it will take to get all sides in agreement on this,â&#x20AC;? Barnes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next step will be for staff to come back to council with a questionnaire to see what exactly they want to see. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go from there.â&#x20AC;? Personally, Barnes says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glad that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back on the table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The questions have to be asked though â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how do we assure everyone that we have a viable project? We have to turn this ship around and understand clearly what council wants to achieve and address those issues and help deal with their fears.â&#x20AC;? MPP Randy Hillier added his thoughts to the proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This really is a win-win situation for all concerned,â&#x20AC;? Hillier said in a phone interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad council has reconsidered this proposed development. Both municipalities will win.â&#x20AC;? Hillier also has his eye on health care with this project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the bottleneck in health

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - MARCH 13, 1913

The Record’s robin put in an appearance this morning and seemed glad to get back. It was seen by John McLean, Albert Hodgins and several other Record readers who recognized it and sent word into the office. The Provincial Board of Health is taking steps to abolish the common roller towel and the public drinking cup all over the province. The board has also decided to have an investigation into sanitary conditions in barber shops. In the C.P.R. telegraph department, two of the wires between Montreal and Toronto have been equipped with the printing telegraph. Each circuit is worked duplex, so that on the two wires two messages can be sent in each direction simultaneously. 50 YEARS AGO – MARCH 14, 1963 Attendance at Smiths Falls schools had not been seriously affected by the current outbreak of influenza, according to Supervising Principal D.J. Schoular and Collegiate Principal M.W. Lever. It has shown its effect, however, in the average daily attendance. As the influenza epidemic continues to rage through Smiths Falls and district, further restrictions have been imposed at local hospitals. Last week, all visitors were barred from the hospitals in an attempt to control the spreading of the disease to surgical patients.

This week’s REMEMBER WHEN photo is of the Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute hockey team after winning a championship in or about 1919. The photo was provided to the newspaper by Bill Fontyn. The Record News welcomes any submissions.

The CPR roundhouse, one of Smiths Falls’ landmarks, is presently being demolished. It has been vacant since steam engines went out of service. The roundhouse and the 125-foot chimney are being removed by Kepic Demolition of Brantford.

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25 YEARS AGO - MARCH 9, 1988 Residents of the neighbourhood surrounding a proposed young offenders group home to be located at 11 Elmsley St. North are compiling a petition to present to town council.

EMC Editorial – I had the pleasure of heading to Scotiabank Place on Friday with my colleague, Tiffany Lepack of the Canadian Gazette EMC newspaper. She had tickets for the men’s final eight basketball championships. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship was hosted by Carleton University, but what was special about this trip to Ottawa - besides the fact that it was for the national championships - was that I would be able to catch McGill University’s first game against the Ottawa Gee-Gees. On that McGill team is sophomore, and former Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawk, shooting-guard Vince Dufort. I am a sports junky - I guess it comes from my Dad. But through my journalism career that now spans some 24 years, I was first a sports writer in Morrisburg; then a sports editor in Gananoque. Basketball is THE best game to shoot - and one of the most exciting games to watch; next to football, and hockey, and rugby... OK, so they are all favourites of mine. But I especially love being courtside to watch high school basketball, so my thrill was tripled to be able to get ringside seats for the final eight. Not only is Tiffany a basketball fan too, but she enticed me with free tickets. Doesn’t take much, I tell ya. A quick call to my cohort at McGill and I was accredited.

Tiffany and I drove in separate vehicles and met at Scotiabank Place. Before I was ushered to the floor, I received my press pass for three days along with directions to the court. Weir View Woah... too cool. I wandered the floor, picked out a couple of good corner spots where I’d shoot some photos of Vince, and immediately got trampled by the Gee-Gees’ mascot and various rabid fans with painted faces and hand clackers. All was good though as soon as the teams were introduced and the game started. If it wasn’t for my Canon and the 200mm lens, I sure would have looked like a star-struck picture taker. Instead, I think I pulled off the typical paparazzo stance, getting run over by wayward players as they chased an out-of-bounds ball and leapt over unsuspecting fans who sat a little too close to the edge. What a rush. Vince Dufort earned some big points during the weekend, and McGill’s fifth place finish. They played three games: including their opening game loss to the Gee-Gees, but he still managed to rack up a team-high 18 points and nab the sportsman award for the tournament. The sophomore from Smiths Falls is already at the top of his university game, and it’s no wonder. He’s an amicable young man with a great work ethic and a good attitude. That’s the stuff from which greatness is built. Now... bring on March Madness!


Steve Rexe, head coach of the Smiths Falls Bears Junior A hockey team, said this week the team will be back stronger than ever next season thanks to a recent purchase and Major Junior A offer which could build a talent ‘pyramid” for the area. Mr. Rexe and businessmen John Johnson and Dalton Sinclair have purchase the Vaughan Raiders Junior B franchise located near Toronto. From the Raiders, Mr. Rexe said players could be drafted to play in the Bears organization and if talented enough, could move on to a position with the Major Junior franchise. 10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 12, 2003 Leeds County OPP continues to investigate the collision of a mobile southbound VIA passenger train which was en route from Smiths Falls to Toronto and a 1992 Dodge Shadow which left two teenagers in hospital with serious injuries. The collision took place at approximately 10 a.m. on March 9 at the level crossing on Jellyby Road northeast of Greenbush. The crossing is governed by flashing lights. The impact of the collision caused severe damage to the power box, CPR reports. The train lost all power and came to rest a short distance from the railway intersection.

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HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY Terry and Lynn Buffam March 19, 2013 Please join us in the celebration on March 23, 2013 at Perth Legion Br. 244 8:00 p.m. Music: Mathew Dickson, Steve Hanah and Cal Henderson WEDDING



The family of Karl and Heinke Brodersen invite you to an evening celebration in honour of their parent’s 50TH ANNIVERSARY on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Kinburn Community Center Your friendship is the greatest gift! BIRTHDAY


MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT Hall and Code The proud parents Frank and Karan Hall along with Brook and Sandy Code are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Nolan Francis to Holly Jean. Their wedding vows were exchanged in a beautiful sunset ceremony in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Nolan and Holly’s day was made even more special because of all the family and friends that were able to attend. The happy newlyweds reside in Lanark.




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‘RIHANNA IS 5’ 5 years ago, March 16 we first heard your little voice sing, Now horses, hockey and unicorns are some of your favourite things! You’ve grown so much in 5 short years and you’re smart as you can be, Grandpa & Grandma couldn’t love you more Happy Birthday our little Sweetie! Love you to the moon, stars and back! Grandpa & Grandma Greenwood oxoxox



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HAPPY 85TH Calvin Pryce Please join us to help celebrate Calvin’s Birthday Saturday, March 16th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastons Corners Hall Best Wishes Only Jeff, Sue, Lucas and Dustin

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to our little leprechaun Mason James McDonnell March 17, 2013 With love from your proud parents Jeremy and Heather McDonnell Grandparents Jim and Deb Ireton, Jim and Joanne McDonnell, Great-grandmas Lillian, Marion and Gloria and Uncle Chris xoxoxo BIRTH IT’S A BOY! HUSTINS, RYAN DOUGLAS – Keith and Lindsay Hustins (nee Patterson) along with big brother, Adam and sisters Emma, Katie, Hannah and Tara are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Ryan Douglas Glen, weighing 6 lbs 3 oz, 17” long at 8:44 a.m., February 28, 2013 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Proud grandparents are Doug and Evelyn Patterson of Brockville. Many thanks to Dr. McGregor and Ottawa staff and special thanks to our many friends, neighbours and family who helped our family while staying in the Ottawa hospital.

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY!!! Chase Rainville March 18, 2013 You are the sunshine of our lives. We love you. Mommy and Daddy HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY Nicole March 14, 2013 Cheers to a special daughter, mother and friend to many people and extra special thanks for giving us a precious little baby boy, Duncan, into our lives. Lots of love Mom, Duncan, Matt, Bill, Nathan, Morgan and families


HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY Luc Love Nanny and Poppy Timmons



THANK YOU The family of the late Mary Thompson would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to relatives and numerous friends, for their support and kindness during Mom’s life and since her passing. We sincerely appreciated all of the cards, phone calls, food, flowers, on line condolences and generous donations to the Almonte General Hospital and Guthrie United Cemetery. Special thank you to Reverend Rod Bennett for his beautiful words and service; your visits to Mom in her home and hospital over the years meant so much to her. Thank you to Nancy, Lorraine, Sheila, Leann, Lisa, Jason, Kelsey and Shanice for sharing Mom’s story and poems with everyone. Thank you to pallbearers Len, Jack, Donnie, Ray, Terry and Brad. Thank you to Dr Cecil Rytwinski for the many years of caring for Mom, and to all of the nurses at the Almonte General Hospital for the care and kindness shown to Mom while she was a patient in the hospital and in her final hours. She loved each and every one of you and was always trying not to be a bother. Thank you to Mom’s room mates in the hospital Donna and Vi for your friendship and love, Mom enjoyed your company as did all of us when we stopped by. Thank you to Heather and Pete for your time looking after Mom in her home previous to her going to the hospital. Mom looked forward to your visits everyday and she loved the baking, walks outside, knitting, crafts and sharing of stories. She appreciated everything you did for her and you held special places in heart. A heartfelt thank you to Steve O’Keefe and Cynthia Nichols and the staff from the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes. It meant a great deal to have your familiar faces greeting and looking after all the details of Mom’s funeral. Your understanding of what we wanted and your compassion was very much appreciated. Mom would insist on thanking each and everyone of her family for their love and support. Family was what Mom was; she was truly happy when she had everyone visiting and sharing their lives with her. In closing we would like to thank anyone we may have missed for everything you did for Mom, we will be forever grateful. So in Mom’s words “Thanks for stopping by, drop in anytime.” Love to all, The Thompson Family





THANK YOU The family of the late Hubert Beekman would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives and to all of our friends for their love and support, acts of kindness, phone calls, cards, flowers and donations in memory of a husband, father and Opa. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Carleton Place Hospital, Father Gus & Father Lindsay for their special prayers and service. Our heartfelt thank you goes out to Reg & Josh of C.R. Gamble Funeral Home for their professional guidance, care and compassion during this difficult time. Our thanks go out to Paul Cooney and the Civitan Hall for their excellent job providing us with food and refreshments following the service. It is hard to say goodbye to someone so special to us, and we will forever cherish the memories. We were truly blessed! Sincerely the “Beekman” family.

THANK YOU The family of the late Mary Ann Norton wish to express our appreciation to all our relatives, friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness and support during this most difficult time of our lives. She was a wonderful mother to us, caring and supportive and will be missed so much by her four children and five grandchildren. We appreciated the cards, phone calls, on-line condolences, food, flowers and generous memorial donations. Special thanks to Stewart, Richard and staff from Blair & Son Funeral Home for their compassion and understanding shown to us, and to Rev. Camille Lipsett. Thanks to her niece Sherry Watson for her well-prepared speech about her as a mom, grams, aunt and friend, and to everyone who brought food to the luncheon after the service. A special thanks to Linda Spence, Melissa Eve, Red Cross Homecare, her niece Debbie Moore for being there for mom whenever she needed her, and her caring neighbour Fran Alexander for all her help. Mom is gone from us, but will never be forgotten. Kelly Bowes, Judy Ryan, Lori and Grant Norton and families

THANK YOU I would like to thank everyone for their love and support at the untimely death of my dear husband and friend Wade Whiten and also for the cards, flowers and donations to special charities. Thank you to our friends and relatives who brought food. A special thank you to Brent Whiten, Eileen Eldridge, Greg Benoit, my children and grandchildren who helped me through this difficult time. My children and I are thankful to have so many close friends and family to share in our sorrow and fond memories of a wonderful husband, father, gramps and pop. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Thanks again, Diane Whiten

From the O’Grady’s We would like to take this time to thank the many people who helped during Dan’s accident. Thanks to Larry and Gaelin O’Grady, Mike and Adam McKenna and sons Brad and Chris O’Grady for helping at the scene. So many neighbours, friends and church family that helped through the weeks. Thank you and God Bless Dan, Corrine, Brad, Chris, Brent O’Grady

GRADUATION Derek and Susan Turnbull and family are proud to announce Jill’s recent graduation from Queens University for her Master of Divinity. She has accepted a position at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Smiths Falls.

THANK YOU With love and gratitude we extend our thanks for all of the cards, phone calls, messages and gifts received for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have enjoyed greetings from as far away as British Columbia, Newfoundland, Florida and places in between. Many thanks to Susan & David for hosting a beautiful afternoon of celebration and to all who were able to attend and be with us. A special thank you to the Civitan Volunteers who prepared the lovely lunch. Our Special Day will be fondly remembered! Grace & John Storie





Loeffler Karl William Loeffler

The words “thank you” seem inadequate for all the acts of kindness shown to our family during the recent passing of W.Grant Bowman on February 21st, 2013. “Thank You” to our relatives, neighbours, hydro employees (past and present) and many friends both here and in Zephyrhills Florida for the flowers, food, phone calls, sympathy cards and kind words of support to help comfort us during this difficult time. We appreciate all of the donations made to the local GWM hospital in his honour. Thanks to Richard and Blair and Son for providing such professional, personal and caring service to our family during a very difficult time. Our sincere thanks to pallbearers Brad Bowman, Gary Coutts, Sean Derouin, Peter Umgeher, Robert Anderson, Scott McGuire, Phil Kerwin and Charles Amalu and honourary pallbearers George Smith & Don Larmondin. Special thanks to Henry Norwood for playing guitar and providing comfort through music and to Steve Taylor & Lindsay Poole for leading Grant/ Dad to his final resting place fittingly behind a Hydro bucket truck. A Special Thank You to his granddaughter Brooke who delivered an amazing eulogy that touched the hearts of everyone. Your words were a great source of comfort to everyone present. To the remaining grandchildren Brad, Dana, Katie and Courtney, thank you for keeping the service personal by participating in readings. Your poppa would be very proud of all of you. Our sincere thanks to Rev. Christine Piper at St. James church for the truly beautiful service you performed and to all of the church members who prepared and served the delicious luncheon afterwards. We are truly grateful for your friendship and support. Bev Bowman & Family



RONEY Ruth Elaine Ruth (née Gardner) passed away in Almonte, Wednesday March 6, peacefully, in hospital after a long illness. Ruth was a loving and devoted mother to Hugh and Bruce. She is survived by her sister Eula Jackson (Clayton) of Texas, and predeceased by her parents Reginald and Jean Gardner. Ruth was predeceased by lifelong friends Betty Ashfield, Kay Duncan, and Erva Arbuckle, and dearly missed by Joan Carr: known collectively to one another as, “us”. Ruth was a long time member of Kiwanis Ladies Club. She was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for years of service fundraising for the Navy League of Canada and Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. Born in Montreal, December 30, 1926, Ruth will be remembered by family and friends for her warmth, intelligence and sense of humour, and her love of books, history, and travel. At her request, no public services will be held. Gifts in Ruth’s memory to the Almonte General Hospital, in gratitude for their kind and gentle care, the Lanark Branch of the Navy League of Canada, the Gurkha Welfare Trust, or to another veteran’s or women’s charity would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

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(December 17th, 1929 - March 8th, 2013) Called home to the King of Glory, suddenly, from complications following spinal surgery, at his home near Perth, ON, Friday, March 8th, 2013. Predeceased by his loving first wife of 47 years, Joan Isabella (Lambert) Loeffler. He will be deeply missed by his 3 daughters, Marianna Lajeunesse (Jim), Beth Loeffler and Kathrina LoefflerVulpe (Thomas) and his grandchildren: Steven (Sejung), Megan, and Kevin Lajeunesse; Karl Loeffler-Henry; Tatyana, Christian, Shara, and Tasia Loeffler-Vulpe; and, his great granddaughter Sarah Lajeunesse. He will also be sadly missed by his second wife, Camille (Brodeur) Loeffler. Cherished brother of Marianne Bamberger of Munich, Germany and the late Elisabeth Spohr of Giessen, Germany. Uncle to Boris, Andreas, Wendy, Philip, Lisa, David, Ruth, Jonathan, Ben and Tim. Karl was a brilliant man, born December 17th, 1929. He was a professional civil engineer who in the years before his retirement lived and worked in Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, Nepal, Indonesia and Ghana managing development projects and designing bridges, roads, airports, houses, wells and irrigation systems. Prior to that he was a longtime resident of Ottawa, ON and owned 2 precast companies specializing in the construction of high rise buildings, his unique prefabricated panels enhance the landscape of Ottawa today. Karl was an avid hobbyist and reader and passionate about opera, classical music, history, science, politics and world issues. Above all, his kind smile brought comfort to everyone he knew and his patient advice and support will be sorely missed. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14th 2013 at 2:00 P.M at Asbury Free Methodist Church 144 Gore Street, E. Perth, followed by a reception at the church. In remembrance, contributions to Multiple Sclerosis or Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.), P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

PEARSON Ora (nee Steen) At the Ottawa General Hospital on Friday, March 8, 2013 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife for 61 years of the late Keith Pearson. Dear mother of Debbie (Ed), Doug (Loida), Brian, Ron (Carol) and Janet Nelson. Loved Nan of Jason, Erin (Chris), Allison, Trevor, Denny, Brad, Bridget and Olivia. Great- grandmother of Cole. Predeceased by grandson Brett Pearson and infant granddaughter Shannon Gilson. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations to the Brett Pearson Memorial Award c/o Carleton Place High School, 215 Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place ON K7C 1M3 would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes. com





Abbott Joan “Bunty” Abbott

In Ottawa on Monday March 4th 2013, Joan (Garland) Abbott after a long struggle with dementia and arthritis left us at the age of 93. Her beloved husband of 67 years John “Kim” Abbott died in 2011. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Susan Abbott (Bill) of Ottawa and her son John (Heather) of Vancouver, her grandchildren Matthew (Allison), Daniel (Paula), Richard and Patrick and her great grandchildren Lachlan, Channing, Caspar, Nicholas, Bianca and Charles. We will always remember her sense of humour, her love of nature, her love of dogs and her love of books, her beautiful smile and always her love for family. The family is indebted to the help and care that she and we received from the staff at the Perth Community Care Center and from the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Center. Two very special people were invaluable and we thank Zofia Sniatecka and Louise Jacek for their loving care. A spring memorial service will be arranged for family and friends and an announcement will be made at that time. In lieu of flowers a donation to charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. Condolences and messages may be left at Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

SMITH John Rushton Born November 28, 1924 in Bury, Lancashire. Passed away peacefully on March 7, 2013 at Almonte General Hospital with loved ones at his side and under the care of a caring and devoted medical staff. Beloved husband of Mary (Wright) and father to Doug (Beverley), Al (Nerene), Pete, Bunny (Rick) Farquhar, Cathy (Ron) Krupovich and Mike Burke (Macy). Grandfather to Craig, Todd, Yvette, Nicole, Thomas, Melissa, Matthew, Sarah, Eugene and Ethan. Great Grandfather to Ethan, Jackson, Madeleine, Riley and Isla. Brother to Sam and Joan and Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Lizzie and his sisters Greta and Barbara (Taylor). John arrived in Canada aboard the Megantic on June 20, 1925 and lived most of his life in the Hamilton area. He served his country during the Second World War as an RCAF Navigator in the 150th Squadron. He retired from Stelco after 28 years as a bricklayer. He had recently moved to the Waterside retirement home in Carleton Place and had made many friends there. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family expresses their sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff at Almonte General Hospital and in particular to his family physician Dr. McGarry. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation in his memory. At John’s request, there was no service.



SPINKS Iva Jane Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on March 11, 2013 at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. Jane Spinks of Carleton Place, at age 48. Loving mother of Chuck (Nicky). Proud grandmother of Athena. Predeceased by her parents John and Iva. Survived by her siblings George, William, Chris (Dianne), Donald, Charles, Stephen (Sharon), Charlene (David), and Johnny (Lana). Family and Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613) 256-3313 On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 12 noon until time of Service in the Gamble Chapel at 2 pm. Rev. Mary Royal officiating. Private family spring inurnment at White Lake Cemetery. For those who may want to honour Jane with a memorial donation, please consider the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Carleton Place and Ottawa General Hospitals for their care and support. Condolences & tributes

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.


McFarlane Linda A. McFarlane

Peacefully at her home in Perth on Tuesday March 5th, 2013, Linda A. (Borthwick) McFarlane at the age of 64 years. Linda was predeceased by her parents James and Maizie (Fournier) Borthwick; she will be sadly missed by her beloved husband Wayne, her daughters Debbie (Kevin) Korolew and Angela (Bruce) McOuatt, son David (Jodi) McFarlane, sister Cheryl (Peter Buker) Butts, grandchildren Mathew and Stephen Korolew, Aaron. Laryssa and Avery McOuatt, Hilary and Amelia McFarlane, her family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Saturday March 9th, 2013 from 9:00 until 10:00 A.M. A service to honour Linda’s life was held in the Chapel at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society or the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Surrounded by the love of her family, in hospital in Kingston on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 Phyllis C. (Foster) Ashby at the age of 71 years. Daughter of the late James and Isabel (Fair) Foster. Beloved wife for almost 50 years of Ivan L. Ashby of Fallbrook. Dearly loved mother of Jeff (Carlamae) and Dawn Ashby. Cherished grandmother of Joshua and Hannah. Dear sister of Doug (late Marlene) Foster, Vivian (John) Whalen, Eric (Lorraine) and Russell (Audrey) Foster, Sharon (late Shelly) Mathison, George (Barbara) and Leslie (Freida) Foster, Brenda (Graeme) McTavish, Mary (late Don) Bradley and the late Heather and Charles who died at a young age. Phyllis will be sadly missed by the Ashby and Foster families, her nieces, nephews, friends and all those who knew her. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. E. Perth on Monday, March 11th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in Balderson United Church on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. Interment, St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Watson’s Corners. In remembrance, contributions to the Watson’s Corners Cemetery would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

IN MEMORIAM MacFARLANE, Susan Karen - Sister who away March 13, 1998. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell of the loss of one we loved so well, And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. Miss you Ellen



STODDARD Joyce Marion Peacefully with her family by her side at Smiths Falls Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of John Stoddard. Loving mother to Sharon (Pat), Carter (Wendy), Rob (Nancy), Roger (Marlene), and Chris. Dear grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Goldie, Terry (Joan), and Keith (Marilyn). Sisterin-law to Marie McConnell and Rae Stoddard. Predeceased by 2 sisters and 5 brothers. A special thank you to Pastor Robert Kammerman, all the nurses and staff at Smiths Falls Hospital, as well as the nurses and staff at Bayshore. Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at

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


Ashby Phyllis Christine Ashby


Linda Lee Robertson

Passed away peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013 Linda Lee Robertson (nee Murray) at the age of 58. Cherished daughter of Joyce (nee Fitzgerald) and the late Andrew Murray. Loving mother of Shawn (Stacey) Pharand, Patrick Ennis, Jeremy (Lesley) Ennis, and Sarah Ennis. Linda is survived by her 6 grandchildren, her brother Andrew and her sister Brenda (Steve) Roblee, and is predeceased by her brother Don Murray. Linda will be fondly remembered by her many extended family and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel at 4 o’clock. Interment will take place at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or Heart & Stroke Foundation.

TITUS Kenneth Retired S/SGT RCMP Peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in his 82nd year. Devoted husband of Beverley Titus. Loving father to Karen Titus (Doug Smale). Devoted grandfather to Tom Sweeney (Amy) and Jared Sweeney (Ashley). Dear brother to Joyce Queen (Frank), Doug Titus (Revia) and Libby Yue. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ken served with the RCMP at A-Division and Headquarters in Ottawa from 1952-1984. He was happily retired for the last 27 years at Bass Lake. A special thank you to the staff and nurses at the Dialysis Unit of the Smiths Falls Hospital. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home and Chapel Smiths Falls, on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 1:00pm until time of memorial service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Dialysis Unit of the Smiths Falls Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at



Wells Elizabeth Eileen Wells (Betty) peacefully left us February 27, 2013 in the comfort of her lakeside home surrounded by the love of her family. Betty was born in Grimsby Ontario in 1921 to James and Olive Theal. With her brother Irvine she spent a carefree childhood and made life-long friends. In 1943 she married a dashing airman named Dan Wells (predeceased, 1993) whom she had known since childhood. After the war Dan and Betty began building a life together farming near Palmerston, Ontario. Not a typical farm wife for the time, Betty raised a few eyebrows as one of the first women in the area to be seen wearing slacks in town. Betty and Dan were very happy together square dancing and traveling the world. But her greatest pride was her family: 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 13 greatgrandchildren. A busy wife and mother, Betty always had time for people and could be counted on to listen and laugh. She will be best remembered for her beautiful smile and unfailing optimism. She found happiness in the simple pleasure of life. Betty will be deeply missed by her children: James Wells (Kathy) of Carleton Place; Jan Miller (Dick) of Verona; Josephine Wells (Dana Lomas) of Kingston; Judy Burns (Gord) of Perth Road; and Bill Wells (Bernadette) of Springwater. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren: Dani Kealey (Trevor), Joe Wells (Melanie), Kara Parisienne (Matt), Lisa Wilberforce (John), Chris Miller (Kristie), Rowan Lomas (Aurora), Alison Lomas, Michael Burns (Erin), Geoff Burns (Amanda), Jocelyn Burns (Jeff), John Wells, Elizabeth Wells, Kathleen Wells (Jeff) and all 13 greatgrandchildren. She survived by her sisterin-law, Jean Kitchen of Mississauga, Rosemary Wells of Vancouver, and many nieces and nephews. We are so grateful for all the people who made it possible to keep her at home over the past few years, Dr. Laura DiQuinzio, the nurses from St. Elizabeth and the home care workers from Red Cross. We especially want to thank our angel of mercy Bernie Kelly who cared for Elizabeth and her family with such incredible kindness, care and compassion for over two and a half years. The family will be holding a private remembrance. They look forward to welcoming friends and relatives at a public memorial at a future date to be determined. M e m o r i a l donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.



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

IN MEMORIAM DURANT, Gertrude (Pat) - In loving memory of a dear mother who passed away March 17, 1992. For all the times you gently picked me up, When I fell down. For all the times you tied my shoes, And tucked me into bed. Or I needed something But you put me first instead. For everything we shared, The dreams, the laughter, And the tears. I love you with a special love, That deepens every year. Thank you mom! Always in my heart, Marlene

IN MEMORIAM ROBERTSON - In loving memory of my dear husband, Jack, who passed away March 19, 2012. Gone is the face I loved so dear Silent is the voice I love to hear All that’s left are memories to mend my broken heart As I walk through life alone Forever loved Margaret

FLEMING, Lisa - In loving memory of a dear wife and mother who passed away March 17, 2011. What would we give her hand to clasp, Her patient face to see, To hear her voice, to see her smile, As in the days that used to be. Sweet memories will linger forever, Time cannot change them, it’s true; Years that may come cannot sever Our loving remembrance of you. Lovingly remembered David, Robert and Jared

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BILOW, Thomas George – In loving memory of my loving husband who passed away on his birthday March 15, 2010. It’s hard to believe three years has passed since I saw your smiling face, I miss you so much. As I sat beside your bedside my heart was crushed and sore. I did my best to the end till I could do no more. In tears I saw you sinking, I watched you fade away, And though my heart was breaking, I knew you could not stay. Many days you suffered in silence, but always said I’m okay, It’s hard to walk alone instead of side by side, There are times when courage fails me, Moments when tears must flow, Yet with all my tears and heartaches, One thing still makes me glad, That you chose me to share with you, Those wonderful years we had. You left behind 50 years of great memories, I will cherish forever. My only comfort is to know you are not suffering anymore. I miss you more than words can every say. I will always love you. Until we meet again. Honey your Leafs are doing great Your loving wife Shirley (Butch)

BILOW – In loving memory of a dear Father, Grandfather Thomas who left us so suddenly on March 15, 2010. “Hey Dad”...It’s been a whole three years since we’ve been able to say that to you. Words, cannot express how much you have been missed, but surely you know. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of you, and smile because of all the things you brought to our lives. Your laugh, your sense of humour, your enjoyment of life, your family, grand kids, and the world around you. We wish when we look around and see your empty chair, that you would be there to spend more time with us, but not if it meant you were in pain. We will cherish every moment we had with you, and try to live our lives as you did and make you proud. So God if there are roses in your garden, please pick a bunch for us. And place them in Dad’s hands and wish him a very Happy Birthday from all of us! Miss and love you dearly Dad, Grandpa! Terry, Debbie, Brenda, Cathy, Charles and Grandchildren










“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

WILLS, Murray - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away March 15, 2009. I’ve lost my life’s companion And day by day I miss him more As I walk through life alone But looking back with memories Upon the path we trod I bless the years I shared with him And leave the rest with God. Deeply loved and missed Marilyn and Family

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CARPOOLS 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.

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

1990 - Lalonde, Susan Elizabeth Oderia 2010 - Finner, Mary Catherine 18th 1990 - Dunfield, Wilfred Earl 1999 - Corbeil, Itha J. 2004 - Heslop, James Charles 2011 - Woodall, Roy 19th 1981 - Carnagie, Hilda Madge 1982 - Foster, Jeannie Della 1988 - Thompson, Anola Hyacinthe 1994 - Barr, Graydon Robert 2000 - Tosh, Caroline Catherine 20th 1970 - Tosh, Pearl E. 1985 - McNaughton, Yvonne Marie 1987 - Fraser, Samuel David Roy 1995 - Naismith, Bruce Carswell 2003 - Peard, Violet Isabelle CL425756_0314


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FOR SALE ROBILLARD, (Kip)- In memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather who passed away March 19, 2012. Maybe we can’t hold your hand Or see your smiling face. And maybe we can’t hear your voice Or feel your warm embrace. But there is something we will always have, Our memories and our love for a very special man Who is watching from above. Sadly missed and never forgotten, Shirley, Bob, Sherri, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.



FISHER, Gary G. March 14, 1964 - March 17, 2010 In memory of my loving husband, best friend, soulmate... As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you near. Silent thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever. Never more than a thought away, Quietly remembered every day. No need for words except to say, Still loved and missed in every way. Always loved and greatly missed Mary In memory of our Dad... Today is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we will never forget. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. With all our love Garrett and Garth

MOORE, Earl March 17, 2010. In memory of a loving husband, father and No.1 “Pa” A limb has fallen from the family tree I hear a voice that whispers, “Grieve not for me” Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs. The good I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you Keep smiling, the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest Remembering all... how I was truly blessed Continue traditions, no matter how small Go on with your lives, be happy, stand tall. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin Until that fine day we’re together again. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Lois and Family

SMITHSON-BARR, Sharron – March 16, 2012. Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts Of those they left behind. Loving and kind in all her ways, Upright and just in all her days. Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories she left behind. Always remembered by Smithson and Barr families

GARIEPY, Ray – March 17, 2012 Thank you for the Angel You lent us for awhile. He brought us laughter, And an everlasting smile. He loved us, inspired us, Our own guiding light. Now He shines in heaven, With wings of pure white. He will forever walk softly, In our hearts and in our dreams, When our feelings run rampant, And our tears begin to fall, His spirit will surround us, Lending comfort to one and all. We will always miss him. Time can not erase the pain. Love, Violet, Karen, Tyler and Jared

LEE (nee Vaughan) – In memory of Sharon, wife, mother and grandmother who passed away March 15, 2001. Wishing today as we wished before That God could have spared you Many years more. In our hearts your memory is kept, To love, to cherish and to never forget. Love Ernie, Christine, Annette, Michelle and families


Robert Clifford Russell February 26, 1933-March 16, 2012 In loving memory of a Wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. God saw you getting tired, And a care was not to be. So He put His arms around you, And whispered “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, We watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. It’s lonesome here without you, We miss you more each day. Life doesn’t seem the same, Since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong. We seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time we see your picture, You seem to smile and say. “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s hands, We’ll meet again some day.” Forever missed and Loved, Mom, Rob, Joan and Family





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Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, (no stairs), Apartments, $780/month, includes Shamrock 1 bedroom, heat, hydro extra, no pets. Perth, $620/month includes heat. (613)296-3455. Hydro extra. No smoking, Large 2 Bedroom apart- no pets. 613-264-8380. ment overlooking the water in Oxford Mills. Parking Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom space included. apartment, ground floor, $850.00/month plus hy- centrally located, available dro. Available immediately. immediately. No pets. No Call 613-258-0163 or e- smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865, mail Smiths Falls, 1 bedLarge 2 bedroom apart- room apartment in quiet ment, Sunset Blvd., Perth. building, $740/month 4 appliances, laundry, including heat and hyswimming pool on site. dro. Available immediNon-smoking unit. 1 ately. First and last months free rent. r e q u i r e d . $ 1 , 1 5 0 / m o n t h 613-222-0816, 519-221-8123. 613-258-9894. Large one bedroom, Smiths Falls, bachelor style comes with a pool table and all utilities included. Available immediately. $895.00. Call Tom, 613-284-1515. Maple St. North, Smiths Falls. ground floor bachelor apt. Large room, new bath, hardwood floors, available March 1, all inclusive. $500/mth. 613-283-1697. One 2 bedroom apartment. Smiths Falls, clean, quiet apartment building. 613-285-5549 ask for Don. Perth - 2 bedroom, 2 story apartment in triplex. Porch & balcony, parking, snow removal, fridge, stove, washer & dryer all included. Walking distance to downtown. $885 plus hydro & gas. Available April 15. First & last months rent required. 613-267-2321 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.

Carleton Place 1 bedroom apt upstairs at 123 George St, $600 plus Hydro, available April 1. Perth, 1 bedroom second 613-219-5028. floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom, First/last months rent re2 bathroom 1/2 duplex. Large quired. $535. yard. Newly renovated. New 613-264-0002. gas furnace. $1,100 plus utilities. Jeff 613-858-8092. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security Carleton Place, apartment building. Well looked after. downtown, stairs, first/last Fridge, stove, parking, balmonth rent, references, no cony. Laundry in building. smoking, no pets. $775/month plus hydro. 613-867-1905. No dogs. (613)349-9377.

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$189/person (All taxes included) Tickets Available in Person @ Heritage Travel Plus, Perth Mews Mall Or by phone/e-mail 613-267-3472 A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

HELP WANTED Labourers and form setters required for concrete structures construction. Vehicle required. Fax or email resume: (613)253-4658, or Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

HELP WANTED Maximilian Restaurant in Perth is seeking full-time kitchen staff. #1 position. Shifts include days, nights and week-ends. Please reply in person, 99 Gore St. East, Perth. Residential Foundation company looking for an assistant dispatcher. The candidate will require the following competencies: ability to multi-task, exemplary customer service skills, work under minimal supervision, great innovation skills, computer skills. Please fax resume to 613-256-3008 or e-mail to

ELECTRICIANS Licensed and registered apprentices with experience in commercial installations. Please send resume to: Box NP c/o the EMC

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Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046.


Looking for caring families within the town of Perth who want to open their home to youth age 16-20 that require room and board. This is an opportunity to change the life of a young person. Financial compensation and expenses provided. If you are interested please call 613-285-9292


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House Style apartment in Heritage House, Smiths Falls, with 2 car garage and double lot. Two bedroom, hardwood floors, high ceilings. Available immediately. Must have references. Call Tom at Store front retail space. 613-284-1515. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near Almonte, Large 2 Bedtown hall. 613-867-1905. room: Balcony, Central, Fireplace, Plug-in parking, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, FOR RENT Microwave, Tub enclosure, 1 bedroom apartment, Al- Washer & Dryer on site, monte, hardwood floors, Security entry system, apgas fireplace, oak kitchen, prox. 1,100 square feet, fridge, stove, washer, dry- 3rd floor walk up, available er. $785/month. Rent in- April 1. Impeccable refercludes heat. Available April ences required, $855.00 + utilities, 613-256-1917 or 1. Call 613-253-5711. 613-880-6937. 1 bedroom country apartment. All utilities except Available immediately, hydro, appliances, satellite Smiths Falls. Nice 1 bedtv, high speed internet in- room upper apartment, cluded. Land/barn central location, available for horses. Refer- $550/month includes heat. ences required $900. Call Call 613-283-7000. Amy 613-258-3768. 1 Russell St West., Carleton Place, 1 bedSmiths Falls. Apartments. room $570/mo + util. 2 bedrooms from $875 to Quiet secure building over$850 everything included. looking park & river. Bachelor for rent $595 (Parking/Laundry includeverything included. Call ed) Available April 1. RefDarlene for appointment at erences required. Please call John 613-253-7068 613-283-9799. 850 sq. ft. commercial space on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

Carleton Place, large 2 bedroom apartment, includes heat, hydro and water, $950/month. Contact Mike 613-253-2256.


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2 bedroom house, 9th Line of Beckwith with 1-1/2 baths, appliances, central air and propane furnace, no smoking. References required. $1,000/month plus utilities. Set your dog free with a 613-257-7104. Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and in- 2 bedroom house on 100 stallation of any system. acres in Oxford Station. (2 1 ( 8 0 0 ) 6 4 7 - 3 3 0 7 . mins from 416) Propane heat, $1100 plus utilities. Shih-Poo puppies for sale, Available immediately. Call ready for April 1. Asking 613-296-2635. $350. Deposit required ( n o n - r e f u n d a b l e ) . 2 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well main613-205-1370. tained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, MORTGAGES laundry included. $850/mth. Call Perry $$MONEY$$ Consolidate 613-284-4191, Weagle Debts Mortgages to 90% Realty Ltd. Brokerage. No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage 2 bedroom winterized cot#10969 1-800-282-1169 tage on Otty Lake. w w w . m o r t g a g e o n t a - Available March 1-June 15. $950/mth all inclusive. Linen and bedding supMortgage Solutions plied. 613-267-5037. Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. 3 bedroom house, main Lower that bank posted floor only, fridge, stove, rates (OAC) On-Site Pri- washer, dryer, heat, A/C vate Funds for credit is- included. Large yard. Amsues, discharged ple parking. Walking disbankrupts and BFS tance to all amenities in without proven income. Kemptville. March 1/13. plus hydro. Chase Financial $1,150 1-613-384-1301 Chase 613-258-7803. Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage 3 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well mainLicense #10876 tained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX laundry included. $1,250/mth. Call Perry Personal Income Tax 613-284-4191, Weagle Preparation and Efile (+ Realty Ltd. Brokerage. cash back). 40 years experience. Reasonable 5 minutes from Perth, rates. Nancy farmhouse, 3 bedroom (613)253-5431. bungalow, 1 bath, looking for a small family. Very Personal tax preparation, private. 900’ driveway. over 40 years experience, $950/month plus utilities. $35. ODSP or Social As- Available May 1. sistance with rent receipt 613-264-0066. only $20. Valerie Kerr 613-267-6708. Franktown Aberdeen Apartments, Road. Smiths Falls, 2 bedThe Only Way, Personal room $1075, available and Small Business Tax immediately. Heat, hyPreparation. Certified and dro and cable included. Professional, prompt and Quiet security building efficient service. Patricia with elevator, balcony, Hendry (613)267-5293 and laundry. First and (home). Answering service last required. available. (613)283-9650.




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ASHLEY CHASE now has one and two bedroom air conditioned units, some with breakfast nooks and one or two bathrooms. ASHLEY CHASE overlooks the Tay River near Downtown Perth and has an exercise room, Library, entertainment room and elevator. For information call Andrew Mitton


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

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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for your passport. We are pre-registered. PRICE GOES UP JULY 1ST! SIDEWALK SALE – May 24 – Outlet Mall Syracuse ..................................... $49.00 SENIOR DISCOUNT SHOPPING – June 4 Syracuse Outlets ....................... $49.00 10% off at select stores for 50+ shoppers. Not 50? Bring someone that is and enjoy the discounts. Spring/Summer fashions on sale. SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY – June 7 Stirling ............. $89.00 THE WIZARD OF OZ – July 3 – Toronto – excellent seats & dinner ............... $169.00 INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS – August 17 – Ottawa .............................. $60.00 RIDEAU CARLETON CASINO Receive $10 slot play ............................ $12.83 April 2, 10, May 7,8 – morning departure Ask about our $5.00 off promo. $10.00 slot play.

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T.L.C. HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177


Child Care available Port Elmsley. ECE with over 15 years experience. Healthy meals, large fenced yard, crafts, TLC, first aid/CPR. Call Melanie 613-283-0131. Home Away From Home Child Care (Franktown) has openings. 10+ years experience, ECE diploma, First Aid/CPR training. Call Julia 283-1732. You’ll be






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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 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Under the general direction of the Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Vice President of Financial & Support Services, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and professional resource support to the Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Vice President of Financial & Support Services and, as directed, by their respective Managers. Support is provided by planning, organizing and co-ordinating a daily variety of administrative tasks and special projects which require working independently and functioning well under pressure and meeting competing deadlines consistently. Supports and participates in quality improvement, risk management and patient safety activities departmentally and organization-wide. 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. QUALIFICATIONS: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/MUST HAVE: - Diploma from a recognized institution in the Medical Administrative Program - Medical Terminology - Accurate typing skills - 70 wpm - Advanced proficiency in word processing and programs – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet, etc. - A demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision, frequent interruptions, and feels comfortable managing a diverse workload. - Exercise high level of diplomacy, discretion and a high degree of confidentiality. - Superior organizational and communications skills. - Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive working relationship, is detail oriented and flexible to change. - Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate various projects. - Demonstrated professionalism, must be dynamic and possess a positive attitude. - Ability to transcribe from handwritten material or dictation. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - A minimum of five years recent relevant experience preferably in the health care sector. - Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated requirements. - Experience with Meditech system would be considered an asset. Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by March 22, 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 -

The Town of Mississippi Mills is an urban and rural municipality with a population of 12,385 located in the County of Lanark. The Junior Planner/Planning Coordinator reports to the Town Planner and is responsible for the following: DUTIES u Assists in coordinating and processing of development applications under the Planning Act including the preparation of reports and recommendations; u Assists in the preparation of planning information related to land use planning matters and pertinent legislation to Committee, Council, staff and the general public; u Represent the Town in the provision of professional planning services to members of the public; u Assists in the preparation of comprehensive studies and research projects to address immediate and long term planning related issues; u Coordinates the input from developers, consultants and other departments, etc. on planning /development proposals and policy amendments; u Assists in the preparation and administering of planning development agreements; u Perform other such duties as directed. QUALIFICATIONS u University Degree in a planning related field; u Minimum of one (1) year prior planning experience in a position of similar responsibility; u Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners / Ontario Professional Planners Institute or be willing to obtain; u Must have a sound working knowledge of computers. Experience with GIS would be an asset; u Excellent verbal and written communications; u Analytical skills, initiative and ability to work under pressure. For a detailed job description for the position, please check out our website at Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Thursday, March 28th, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO, Town of Mississippi Mills Phone: (613) 256-2064 ext. 225 Fax: (613) 256-4887 E-mail: If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BUILDING INSPECTOR $54,470.13 - $64,693.43 The Town of Mississippi Mills is an urban and rural municipality with a population of 12,385 located in the County of Lanark. The Building Inspector reports to the Chief Building Official and is responsible for the following: DUTIES Conduct plan reviews • • Process and issue building permits in accordance with all applicable legislation • Conduct building inspections • Responsible for enforcement of Building Code related matters QUALIFICATIONS • Qualified and registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (QuARTS) in the minimum following categories: General Legal / Process (Chief Building Official); House; Small Buildings; Plumbing House; Plumbing All Buildings; Large Buildings • A minimum of five (5) years related experience • Excellent communication, teambuilding and interpersonal skills

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Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited Box 130, 142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P3 CCWG is a national organization involved in wool marketing & retail business for livestock supplies and wool products. We offer an excellent benefit package and competitive wage with pension plan. Please send resume in confidence to the above address, deliver in person or Fax: 613-257-8896 Email:

SMITHS FALLS NISSAN 211 LOMBARD ST SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO We are looking for an experienced licensed Technician. Diagnostic ability will be an asset. Positive attitude and willingness to take direction is a definite must. We are looking for a Technician who believes in honesty and takes pride in their work. We believe that the Dealerships reputation directly reflects the reputation of the employees. Hours are from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Our pay structure is flat rate, with average hours per week of around 50hrs. Pay will depend on experience. If interested please email resume to Wendy MacNay or call Wendy at 613-283-4000


Leisure Days Smiths Falls is currently looking for energetic Sales People who want to join one of the largest RV Sales Centers in the area. We boast one of the best inventories in the region with a wide range of new and pre-owned RV’s. We are a quality dealer looking to add to our successful sales team. Sales experience is not necessary but an asset. If a competitive salary and commission package interest you then please apply today.

Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO Town of Mississippi Mills Phone: (613) 256-2064 ext. 225 Fax: (613) 256-4887 E-mail:

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

Full time position as an Apprentice Wool Grader & Forklift Operator is now available at

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

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.


Career Opportunity Carleton Place, ON


If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.







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TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES, Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Work Italy, Spain, or England Summer camps. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations & Salary provided. Various Apply: Small site work contractor Benefits. looking for driver/equip- 902-422-1455 email ment operator/float/labourer (jack of all trades). DZ-AZ operator for shovel dozer backhoe. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 613-838-3364. Sales Clerk wanted for clothing boutique in Westport. Store will be re-opening with a fresh new look. Some experience and flexible hours preferred. Please call Erin at (613)985-5096 or (613)924-0086.

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Experienced Parts Counter Person & Gas Certified RV Technician Fax: 613-283-4555 Or email


Requires a 4th or 5th Year Apprentice or Journeyman to service and install heating, cooling and light refrigeration equipment. No Oil. Must be available for on call rotation, and be able to work independantly or in a group setting. Clean drivers abstract. References required. Salary determined by experience. Send resume to or fax to 613-774-6486 Only those selected will be contacted




Experienced, reliable, trustworthy bookkeeper looking for part-time work. Hourly rate to be determined. Call at 613-256-0277 or

Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.

“A1” Handyman with halfton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eaves trough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, Local lady available to general maintenance. Call clean your house from top Kevin 613-253-4764. to bottom. Over 30 years experience. 613-268-2251. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney reHELP WANTED pair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Clean As A Whistle House Cleaning Services. Call 613-283-9823, cell 613-207-1730.


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Roger’s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183.

Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.



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FLOATER – Lifeguard / Kitchen Assistant. Successful candidate will be required to act as floater between all jobs at Camp as needs arise. Applicants must have his/her NLS and Watercraft qualifications (successful applicant must be prepared to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card). He/she must take responsibility for all aspects of Tuck. Successful applicant must be prepared to work in a team environment. Minimum age 17 required. Salary range: $425 - $500 per week

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Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please forward your resume no later than Sunday March 24th 2013 to: Sue Janson, Finance and Human Resource Director Email: Fax: (613) 498-2402 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.







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Due to our recent growth, we have new positions open for a qualified Company Driver and an Owner Operator. Candidates must have: 1) Clean Abstract 2) Clean Criminal Record, Fast Card or Passport 3) Ability to cross into USA 4) 3 Years experience AZ minimum. 5) Previous Tanker and B-Train Experience an asset We offer a premium pay/benefit package and an environment of quality drivers that continues the heart and pride of our company. Our quality equipment, customers and runs helps maintain our lead in the Tanker industry with very low turnover. We also have opportunities for Part-time drivers and 4 on 4 off shifts. Please contact us at 1-800-450-9483 X 2244, Todd Buchanan or send resume to THE EMC - 36 - Thursday, March 14, 2013


Valid Class 1/Class 2 “Q” Drivers Licence Required Annual Salary Range $58,000 - $78,000

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ASSISTANT COOK – Self-motivated person who can work with minimum supervision. As part of a team, successful candidate must be able to prepare food in an efficient, timely manner under the direction of the Head Cook. Minimum age 18 preferred. Salary range: $425 - $500 per week

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NOTE: Free room and board applies to all positions. To apply for any position visit our website at, complete the application form and send to: Ron and Joanne Hartnett, 89 Short Road, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3X9 or email:

1.0 FTE Program Director (Prompt Services) Serving Leeds & Grenville (Brockville office) Kevin Kapler, Executive Director Children’s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville, an accredited children’s mental health organization, is seeking a 1.0 FTE Program Director to join our management team. A dynamic opportunity exists for someone with a strong clinical background to lead our quick response team which provides initial assessment, crisis response, and brief strength-based intervention to children, youth and families.

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COUNSELLORS – Part time positions. Successful applicants will work in one week intervals for five to six weeks throughout the summer. Applicants must be enthusiastic and responsible team players who will provide fun and leadership for campers. Counsellors will live in cabins with campers and lead campers in the daily activities of summer camp. Minimum age 16 required. All applicants selected for an interview must be available on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to participate in a group interview. Salary: $300 - $350 per week.

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NOW HIRING Various positions available, seasonal full time and part time. Candidates must have good communication skills, be willing to work within a team situation or independently, and be honest and respectful. Must be physically active, ready to work in all weather conditions and be available weekends. *Garden Center: Sales & Maintenance of plant material, grounds maintenance, cash and phones. *Brick & Soils Yard: Operation & Maintenance of Trucks and Heavy Equipment, yard sales & deliveries. Must have minimum G level license, also looking for AZ license. Forward résumes to: 142 Pick Rd., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3P1 Tel: 613-253-3467 Fax: 613-253-7462 Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Box 2222, 2755 Highway 43 Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 IS SEEKING AN:



ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ RECEIVABLE CLERK TEMPORARY POSITION EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – May 2014 KEMPTVILLE BOARD OFFICE Job Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Manager of Finance, the Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk is responsible for maintaining the accounts payable and receivable software modules. This position is responsible for the timely payment of vendor invoices, expense reports, contracts as well as completion of all accounts receivable. The pay rate for this CUPE position is $22.22 per hour. Please refer to our website for specific details related to the job description and other requirements. Interested applicants are requested to forward a cover letter and resume in confidence by Friday, March 22, 2013 to the attention of: Barb Renaud Coordinator of Employee Services Fax: (613) 258-3610 E-mail: Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest. Learning and Growing Together in Christ Brent Laton Wm. J. Gartland Chair of the Board Director of Education




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Proposals are invited for the following: Supply and InstallaĆ&#x;on of Combined Heat & Power at 46 Bell Avenue, Smiths Falls Ontario RFP Documents are available at the address listed below. For addiĆ&#x;onal informaĆ&#x;on please call 613-283-2555 or Toll Free 1-800-267-1313. Sealed proposals will be received by the Lanark County Housing CorporaĆ&#x;on, 52 AbboĆŠ St. N. Unit #4, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1W3 unĆ&#x;l Thursday March 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. Proposals will not be opened publicly. Lowest or any bid not necessarily accepted. HOUSING DIRECTOR Lanark County Housing Corpora on provides quality aďŹ&#x20AC;ordable housing. We work with our tenants, stakeholders and community partners to build healthy, safe and sustainable communi es. Telephone (613) 283-2555 Toll-free 1-800-267-1313 Fax (613) 283-5420



FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF TAY VALLEY TOWNSHIP Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on April 24, 2013, at the Tay Valley Township Municipal Office, 217 Harper Road, RR#4, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under the Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax and HST if applicable.




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Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

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Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque verified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

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The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 217 Harper Road, Perth. Roll No. 09 11 916 020 01301 0000; PIN 05201-0116(LT); Part Lot 5 Concession 5 Bathurst; Part Lot 5 Concession 6 Bathurst; Part Road Allowance between Concessions 5 & 6 Bathurst designated as Parts 1 2 & 3 Plan 27R1994; Township of Bath Burg Sherb. File No. 11-06 Minimum Tender Amount: $5,363.96



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Superintendent Team As a team, you will both be responsible for customer service, cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package, including on-site accommodation, await you! Please apply on-line at or fax your resumes to (613) 788-2758, attention: Jensa. $%$#!!'%!' (# !!%%!#('  )($#!-'!(#('+!!$#((








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.





SPRING SPORTING GOODS CONSIGNMENT AUCTION to be held at Lombardy Agricultural Hall just south of Smiths Falls on Hwy. #15 at Kelly’s Rd (just past the Lombard Glen Golf Course) on Sat., March 16, 2013 @ 10 am Preview 8:00 am

ings are last Monday of the month. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Social Supper, Monday, March 26, 6 p.m. Almonte Legion. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-2564700. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Transportation to the Arthritis Aquafit Swim Program, every Monday at 11:15 a.m. to Carleton Place Pool. Please call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, certified Foot care Nurse Alison Kaczan RPN. Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Please call 613-256-4700 for appointment. Natural Therapies Monthly Talks, every 3rd Wednesday, 376 Ottawa St. Shoppers Drug Mart, Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups/workshops. March 18, 25. 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3 p.m. March 19, 26. 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. March 20, 21, 27, 28. 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3 p.m. Holy Name of Mary. Rare Reflections, A Feast for the Soul. MisAUCTIONS


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150 Years of Canadian Weddings, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. A unique selection of gowns, from March 19 to May 18. Vernissage on Saturday, April 6, 2-4 Rev. Heather Kinkaid talks on the evolution of marriage. Almonte & District Horticultural Society meets Monday, March 25, Cornerstone Community Church, 7:30 pm. Speaker is Darleen Scales on “How I Learned From my Mistakes” in Gardening, of course. (613)256-1441, (613)2563130. Bid Euchre- 4 hand, March 15, 7 pm. for seniors to refurbish the murals made a few years ago. Legion. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. Euchre- 4 hand, March 21, 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 17, (St Patrick’s Day) 12 to closing, Barry & Jude, Corkery Road and Johnny Spinks and Cool Water.

March 18th- Almonte Quilters Guild will meet at the Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street in Almonte. Monthly meeting. 7-9:00 p.m. Jen (JC) Empey, (613)256-5858, e-mail: Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Fit as a Fiddle, every Friday at 10 a.m. Almonte United Church. Transportation and healthy lunch are included. Please call 613-256-4700. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Golden Oldies Lunch, Thursday, March 28, at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation provided. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Lunch at Wheeler’s Pancake House, Wednesday, March 27. Call Seniors Services at 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program, Tuesday, March 19. Contact: Seniors Office 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296 for program information. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Parkinson’s Support Group, Monday, March 26 from 7-9 p.m., Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to register. Meet-

EQUIPMENT SALE Consignments Welcome

Auctioneer: TOM HARRISON 613-379-1006 11 Pleasant Dr., Selby, ON • 613-354-6260

Welcoming Firearms, ATV, Fishing, Hunting Supplies & Accessories, on Fri. March 15th between 9 am & 3 pm or by appointment. Please call our office for information & to reserve your space for this auction sale. Please note that we are now booking for spring & summer auctions. Keep checking our website for updated photos and listings. CL420760_0307

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931

For the Estate of John B.E. Wernikowsky to be held at #5565 Hwy 511 Hopetown, Lanark Ontario K0G 1K0 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10 am Property to be auctioned at 11 am



AUCTION SALE OF FURNITURE AND TOOLS For John & Lucille Earle to be held at #123 Doe Road, Carleton Place, ON (From Carleton Place, take Hwy 29 South to 10th line Beckwith & follow signs) on Wed., March 27/13 @ 10 am Be on time, not a large sale. Bring a lawnchair and participate in the bidding.


Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931


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Property Sold to the Highest Bidder Regardless of Price Rural 3 bedroom, vinyl sided home situated on surveyed lot in picturesque Hopetown. House features kitchen, pantry, living room & 4 pce bath on main level w/ 3 bedrooms upstairs. Property has 1 car garage & 2 outbuildings for storage. On well (65’ deep submersible pump) and septic. Taxes $480.00 (+/-). For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-267-6027. Terms on Chattels: Cash, Cheque Only - Catering

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Sunday March 17, 2013 – Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction starts at NOON (preview from 11 a.m.). 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Camera equipment sells at NOON sharp. Vehicle sells at 3 PM. 2005 Honda Civic 4 dr auto with sunroof, excellent condition, selection of jewelry, assorted household china, linens, tools, Homelite chainsaws, Massey Harris steel wheelbarrow wheel, ATV jack, trolling motor, large Coca Cola store display, trailer hitch, large selection of old & retro cameras, enlargers, equipment etc., pine double bedroom set, furniture & so much more! See Website For Pictures. THE BROCKVILLE REAL ESTATE & CHATTEL AUCTION ADVERTISED IN LAST WEEK’S EMC HAS BEEN CANCELLED.We apologize for any inconvenience MARCH SPECIAL - WE PAY THE TAX ON ANY OF OUR NEW BEDS PURCHASED AT OUR 3768 HWY 43 WEST FURNITURE STORE! WHAT WE DO: Auctions, Appraisals, Brand New Bed Sales, Moving & Trucking Services. CL425934_0314


Dan Peters CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser Amanda Todd CPPA Auctioneer & Certified Appraiser (613) 284-8281 or Auction Hall (613) 284-1234 email: Website: THE EMC - 38 - Thursday, March 14, 2013

sissippi Valley Textile Museum exhibit by Hilary time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leaderRice. March 19 until May 18 with a vernissage ship skills. on Saturday, March 23, 2-4 p.m. Info: 613-2563754.

LANARK Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital first annual “Community Health Fest”, Saturday, March 23, 9-5 at the Carleton Place arena (upper halls). Carleton Place Orange Lodge meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 195 Industrial Ave at 8 p.m. Info: Kevin 613-253-5547. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support lunch brunch for Beckwith residents at the township office, 2nd Wednesday of month. Bingo afterwards. Info: 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County. Food Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info./book reservation call 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Lanark County Friday Lunch Bunch, every Friday, 12 noon at St. James Anglican Church. Info./book reservation call 613-253-0733. Explore your Canadian ancestry through the poetry of Claudia Coutu Radmore, at the Carleton Place Library, Wednesday, March 20, 7-9 p.m. Register at 613-257-2702. Golden Jubilee Chapter order of the Eastern Star Annual Spring Supper & Euchre, Saturday, March 23, St. James Hall, Edmund St, 6 p.m. Tickets 613-253-0356. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-2572779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Is That Really Math- March 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Carleton Place Child Care Services. 3 Francis St. Pre-register: 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Low impact Fitness, senior-friendly. Almonte Arena on Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Info: 613-256-1077. Maundy Thursday service, Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Arena, 10-11:30 a.m. March 19, 21, 26, 28. Ontario Early Years playgroups/workshops. March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27. Carambeck Community Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Parents and Children’s Group every Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 107 (or ext 100). Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. March 21.

KEMPTVILLE Baby Talk- Wednesday, March 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Branch Artisan meeting, at the North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Conc. Rd., Kemptville. March 19, 7 p.m. Info: (613)2584382. New members welcome. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, Every Tuesday, 11:30 am.-1:30 p.m at the Early Years Centre (33 Clothier St) Info: 613-257-2779 ext 113 (or ext 100). Ham and Scalloped Potato dinner, served by the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Lodges, held at the Odd Fellow Hall, 119 Clothier St East. March 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info: 613-258-2258. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon. March 18, Wed. March 20, Fri. March 22, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville Horticultural Society meeting. March 20, Pentecostal Church, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Brian Henderson. Topic: Tree Grafting. 613-258-4645. Kemptville Skating Club Registration for Spring Canskate & Canpower, North Grenville Municipal Complex, deadline March 14. Details: Kristen Wenghofer 613-258-7792. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start

Easter Story & Craft. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop. March 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Maple Grove School. Pre-register 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Euchre, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Lanark Legion Branch 395 will host a Musical Jamboree the 3rd Saturday of each month, 2 PM. All musicians welcomed. Opened to the public. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups/ workshops. March 19, 20, 26, 27. 9:30-11 a.m., Maple Grove School. St Patrick’s Day Supper, Sunday, March 17, 6 p.m. at St Andrew’s United Church, 115 Clarence St., Lanark. Irish stew and homemade pie. Entertainment: Steve and Lloyd Clyne. Advance tickets only call 613-259-5410 or 613259-2010.

MERRICKVILLE Income Tax Basics. Saturday, March 23, 10 AM. Merrickville Library. Register at 613-2693326. LEGO Club- Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. March 15- Legion St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance. Chicken dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Harry Adrain. March 22- Legion Dinner and Dance. Ham dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Good N’ Country. March 23- Legion Dinner and Dance. Beef dinner 6 p.m. Entertainment: Hoffman & Hallman. March Break Juice Jam- Music program for kids. Tues. March 16, 10:30 a.m. Library. 613269-3326. Merrickville Fair Board Annual St Paddy’s Dance fundraiser, Saturday night, March 16, 8-1 a.m. at the Merrickville Community Centre. Tickets: any board member of from Coba Studios, 269-2022. Off the Shelf: readings for adults. Mon. March 18, 7 p.m. Merrickville Library. 613-2693326. StoryTime Fridays 10 a.m., theme: March 15, Easter. Merrickville Library. Info: 613-2693326. Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Tuesday, March 19, 2 PM. Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326 for info.

PAKENHAM Community Home Support- Lanark County. Food Care by a qualified nurse, transportation, meals on wheel, Tuesday luncheons. Info./ book an appointment call 613-624-5647. Fund Raiser, Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m. St. Mark’s Anglican Church, an afternoon of music featuring The St. Cecelia Singers of Ottawa, light lunch served. Sponsor: St. Mark’s A.C.W. Tickets: Nicholsons Sundries or Irene 613-6237465, Helen 613-256-4126. Musical Evening, Country View Lodge, March 14th, 7 PM. 4676 Dark’s Side Rd., Pakenham. Clarence Bowes and Friends. Info 613624-5714. Pakenham Horticultural Club meeting, Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 in St Andrew United Church, guest speaker Caroline Klickerman will speak about Square Foot Gardening. Info: Sherryl 613-624-5307.

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RURAL 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. A community “potluck” dinner and music jam- Saturday, March 23rd, ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Dinner, 5 p.m. open mic music 7-10 p.m. Glenn Russell (613)273-2571. Beat the winter blahs! ABC Hall, Bolingbroke, Thursday, March 21, 1 p.m. an afternoon of scrabble, cribbage, backgammon, 500, other games. Info: Janice Chornohus 613-273-2965.

Bird and small animal auction. McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall. Sun. March 17. Breakfast 6 a.m., auction 10 a.m. 613-259-3172. “Bring Your Parent To School Night” April 26 at Rideau District High School. An invitation to Rideau Lakes Community Non Profit Organizations & Agencies. An opportunity to display their group and resources. Celebrate St Patty’s Day, Friday, March 15, 5 p.m. Portland United Church. Gourmet Beef Stew & Chili Dinner. Sponsor: Portland United Church Women. Club 55 potluck, March 19, 12 noon. South Elmsley Municipal hall, Hwy 15. Entertainment: Joe Donovan. Community Lunch, Portland United Church, Tuesday, March 26, 12-1. Handicap accessible. All welcome. Community Supper, Sunday, March 24, 4:30-6 p.m. Balderson United Church, 131 Fallbrook Road, Spaghetti, Vegeterian Spaghetti. Hosted by St John’s and St Paul’s Anglican Churches and Balderson United Church. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, March 15. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, March 22. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Cupcakes for the Cure, Saturday, March 30, 9 AM-3 PM, in front of Rexall Pharma Plus 430 Ottawa St., Almonte. Come help Support Relay for Life’s “Mardi Gras Mamma’s” team! Dewar & Kennedy Cemeteries: Spring Plot Holder meeting on March 14, 7:30, Brunton Hall, Black’s Corners. Copies of the By-laws and regulations will be available. Details: 613-2577761. Diabetes Basics class March 19 in Westport. Learn about living healthy with diabetes. No referral required. Call 613-498-1555 to register. Dinner & Movie Night, Clayton Community Hall, Linn Bower Lane, Clayton. March 15, Spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m. Movie “The Passion of Christ” 7 p.m. Euchre, Maberly Hall, Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. Info: Sue 613-268-2507, Doris 613264-5446, Lorraine 613-326-0622. Grace Church hosts a Community Pot Luck Luncheon on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 11 a.m., regular service at 9:30 Sunday mornings in the Clayton Community Hall. Info: 613-2562644. Kitley Elders potluck lunch. March 21, 12 noon. St Andrew’s United Church Hall, Toledo. All welcome. (613)284-0307. Maple Run Studio Tour. March 2324. 10-5. Meet artists/artisans in studios and group locations on a self guided tour through Pakenham and surrounding area. or 613-624-2062 for info. New Horizon Club, March 27, 2 p.m., North-South Mens Choir. Burritts Rapids Community Hall. 613-269-2737. Old Time Fiddlers, the Elgin Lioness invite you to come kick up your heels at the Lions Hall, march 17, 1:30-4:30. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup. Tuesdays, Rosedale Hall, 9:30-11 a.m. March 19, 26. Pancake Breakfast, Saturdays, March 16 and March 23, 8-11 a.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613257-4941. Pancake Breakfasts- St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall, Frankville. Hosted by Anglican Parish of Kitley Members. March 23. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 613-275-2893. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 231, 2314 Harlem Rd. ,Portland. Join us and celebrate St. Patty’s Day Saturday, March 16, 1-5 PM. Light lunch. Info 613-924-2275, or 613-272-3556. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, March 23, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. St. Clare’s Dwyer Hill, St. Patrick’s Supper. March 17, 4-6:30 p.m. Quilt raffle. St John’s Music Series presents the Tebworth Brothers, Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613-2574941. St. Pat’s Dance. Sat. March 16, 8:30 p.m.12:30. Pierce’s Corners Hall. Music: Good ‘N Country. Midnight lunch. Tickets 613-4893694.

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SMITHS FALLS As The Spinning Wheel Turns with Deborah Dunleavy and Bill Lalonde. Storytelling at the Heritage Museum, March 22, 2 p.m. Baby & Me Group, every Monday, 10-11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church (73 Beckwith St N) Info: 613-283-9307 (or 613-257-2779 ext 100). Bingo, every Thursday evening, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br 95. Info: 283-2690. Bridge, Hanley Hall downstairs, every Wednesday, 1 p.m. 613-283-6116. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. Diabetes ABC class beginning March 20 at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services. Lean about living healthy with Diabetes. No referral required. Call 613-284-2558 to register. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- March 19, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Get W.I.T.H. It! (Walking In The Halls) S.F.D.C.I. every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the CHC, 2 Gould Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Mom-to-Mom Sale. Sat. March 16, 8-11:30 a.m. Trinity United Church, 41 Market St. Monday Night Euchre, Legion, 7 p.m. New to you sale, March 16, 8-12. Trinity United Church, Russell St. in the gym. Sponsor: Trinity Friendship Unit. Info: Gwenda 613-2834444. Ontario Early Years Centre- playgroup. Wednesdays, March 20, 21, 27, 28. Trinity United Church 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroups/ workshops. March 19, 26. OEYC, 9-12. March 15, 22, 29. 9-11 a.m. Ontario Early Years playgroups and workshops, March 18, 25. Duncan J. Schoular School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open House- March 20th from 10-12 at TR Leger Smiths Falls campus. 10 Perth Street. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, Knights of Columbus, Sunday, March 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St W. Info: Bill 613-283-1550, Glenn 613-283-7584, Dan 613-283-9819. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the first Baptist Church (73 Beckwith St N) Info: 613-283-9307 (or 613257-2779 ext 100). Roast Beef Dinner, Knights of Columbus, Wednesday, March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St W. Info: Bill 613-283-1550, Blair 613-283-2098, John 613275-2433. Salvation Army Thrift Store- Bag Day Returns. March 15 (specific items). 49 Chambers St. Saturday, March 23, Easter Fun 11 to 1, visit the Easter Bunny, activities. County Fair Mall, 275 Brockville St. 613-283-2418. SFDCI Welcome Home meeting, Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. St Patrick’s Dance, Hanley Hall, March 15, 8-midnight. Music by Crooked Wood. Info: 613283-6116. Light lunch. St Patrick’s Day Celebration, Van Horne Manor, March 17, 2 p.m. Live Irish music from Arlington Session, snacks and prizes. Info: 613284-8080 Michale. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Westminister Presbyterian Church Saturday, March 16. Fellowship 4:30, dinner 5:30. Menu; roast pork, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee/tea (chicken substitute if ordered in advance) Info 613-283-2318/ 613283-7527 St Patty’s Day Party -Jamboree, Menu: Beef & Guinness Stew and all the trimmings. March 17, music 1 p.m.-6 p.m. dinner at 5. Legion Br 95. St Patty’s Day Party -TGIF Dinner and Dance, March 15, dinner 6 p.m. corned beef and cabbage, music 7 p.m. Skirmish. Legion Br 95. The Smiths Falls Horticultural Society will meet on March 19 at 7:15 at Smiths Falls Legion. Everyone welcome. THE EMC - 39 - Thursday, March 14, 2013

Recognizing and reporting fraud scams helps everyone EMC News – “This investment will give you high returns with little or no risk – guaranteed!” “Act now, tomorrow will be too late!” “Don’t tell anyone else – then everyone will know about this loophole!” These pitches are only a few of the red flags that will help you recognize scams and frauds. “One of the most effective ways to keep yourself safe is to learn how to spot a possible fraud,” says Ursula Menke, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). “To help consumers who want to learn more about fraud, the agency has developed a wide range of materials—including videos, tip clips, case studies, tip sheets and quizzes.” March is Fraud Prevention Month across Canada. On March 12, the FCAC will be participating in “2 Good 2 Be True” Day, during which Canadians will be encouraged to talk about fraud on Twitter using the #2good2Btrue hashtag and share tips for recognizing, reporting and stopping it. They can also share experiences they’ve had and scams they’re aware of. To educate the public about financial crimes and fraud, a onehour forum on Twitter called “#Fraudchat” takes place every Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. This live online chat, moderated by the Financial Crimes Unit of the Toronto Police Service and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud through the use of social media. During Fraud Prevention Month 2013, #Fraudchat will cover the following topics: • March 14: auto insurance fraud • March 21: life insurance fraud • March 28: staged motor-vehicle accident fraud. Financial fraud is a growing problem worldwide. In Canada, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) received almost 39,000 complaints of mass marketing fraud with reported losses of over $53 million in 2012. Another 17,000 claims related to identity fraud/ identity theft, and cost victims more than $16 million. In many cases, victims are too embarrassed to report fraud or even tell their family and friends they’ve been scammed, making it easier for fraudsters to ensnare new victims. What can you do to keep your money and your financial information safe? Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud, as well as what to do if you are scammed. Tips to protect yourself: • Don’t share personal information freely. • Destroy documents with personal information. • Keep your wallet or purse safe. • Don’t carry ID you don’t need, such as your Social Insurance Number (SIN). • Lock your household mailbox if possible. • Check your credit report once a year (you can order it for free from

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distracting displays, or behaving aggressively toward intruders also might help. Can you think of other deterrents? Some ground-nesting birds select areas where ground predators are less abundant. For example, Dr. Abraham and his colleagues conducted a study of predation and groundnesting Arctic shorebirds. They put out more than 1,500 artificial nests with eggs along a north-south gradient covering almost 30 degrees of latitude (3,350 km). After two summers of investigation, they found that nests at the northern extreme (Alert Island, 82oN) experienced 66 per cent less predation than nests at the southern end of the gradient (Akimiski Island, 53oN, southern-most tip of Nunavut). No wonder

Arctic-nesting birds have some of the most impressive migratory strategies, such as flying from wintering areas at the southern tip of South America, southern Africa, and Oceania to their breeding grounds in the Arctic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the reward is fewer predators! Another strategy groundnesting birds may use for reducing the risk of predation is to enlist other species to provide some protection. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;protector speciesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; would show aggressive behaviour toward predators or provide early warning signals of predator approach, or both. This strategy was examined by Dr. Abraham in a study that compared nest survival of semipalmated plovers in areas with and without nesting arctic terns. He found that plover

nests benefited substantially from protection against predators (less than 10 per cent of all nests lost) through aggressive behaviour of the terns. And the story about eagles taking adult ducks? For that you will need to come to Dr. Abrahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The changing face of predation on Arctic nesting birds: polar bears, foxes and eagles,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte. All are welcome ($5 fee for non-members). For further information, please contact MVFNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program chair Cathy Keddy at 613-257-3089. Submitted by Cathy Keddy, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists program chair.

impact we have while boating,â&#x20AC;? says Corey Diamond, managing director of Summerhill Impact. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Across the province, though, more and more people are replacing their old inefficient boat motors with best-in-class motors. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thrilled that Honda has shown leadership to help us all protect the waterways we love so much.â&#x20AC;? Why are two-stroke motors so bad for our lakes? According to Environment Canada, running an old conventional two-stroke outboard for one minute can cause the same amount of pollution as driving a new car from Toronto to Orillia.; using a cleaner engine can reduce these pollutants by up to 90 per cent and translates into fuel savings too!

Even worse, 30 per cent of the fuel used in a twostroke outboard engine passes through the engine unburned and is released directly into the water, wasting your money and polluting the lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honda has always been a leader in the development of the cleanest burning boat motors in the marketplace,â&#x20AC;? says Ab Ghaznavi, manager of power equipment & marine sales at Honda Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Power Up Marine retail incentives along with the Clean Wake program gives consumers even more reason to choose Honda. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to offer the Clean Wake program to everyone in Ontario, helping all boat lovers reduce their impact while out on the lakes.â&#x20AC;? Since 1964, Honda has

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The semipalmated plover, above, is a shorebird that breeds in Ontario along the coasts of Hudson and James bays and major rives draining into them. Both males and females do conspicuous distraction displays (e.g., broken-wing feigning) to distract predators. Find out more about this and other bird species during the next Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists public lecture March 21 at Almonte United Church.

Retire your old outboard motor and help protect our waterways EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Honda Canada Inc. has partnered with environmental organization Summerhill Impact to launch Clean Wake, a campaign that encourages boaters to trade in their inefficient two-stroke outboard engines in favour of a more efficient four-stroke outboard. Four-stroke engines are cleaner, quieter, and more fuel efficient than conventional two-stroke engines, and now Honda is offering a 10 per cent discount towards the purchase of a new Honda four-stroke engine with the return of an old two-stroke engine to any Ontario Honda Marine dealer before March 31. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone loves getting out on the lakes in the summer, yet few of us stop to think of the

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MVFN) 2012-2013 public lecture series, Nature Beneath Our Feet, continues March 21 with the sixth presentation, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The changing face of predation on Arctic nesting birds: polar bears, foxes and eagles.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; You do not need to be an expert to enjoy the presentations, just possess a curiosity or appreciation for wild nature. Cottagers, hunters, fishermen, canoeists, hikers, campers, artists and seasoned field naturalists alike will find something to interest them as we explore nature. Refreshments are offered at each lecture. MVFNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March speaker is Dr. Ken Abraham who is the wetlands and waterfowl scientist of the Wildlife Research Team of the Ministry of Natural Resources in Peterborough and an adjunct professor at Trent University in the Environmental and Life Sciences graduate program. His presentation will focus on ground-nesting birds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; primarily geese, ducks and shorebirds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the Arctic and how predation affects their survival. From predation by polar bears on geese and shorebirds, to the role of foxes and alternative prey in predation on common eiders, to unusual events like eagles taking adult ducks, Dr. Abraham will provide a variety of examples to illustrate predator-prey relations among ground-nesting birds. Nesting on the ground seems inherently dangerous. While falling out of the nest may not be an issue, you would think ground-nesters and their eggs would be easy prey and easily trampled. In habitats where there are no trees, such as grasslands and the Arctic, the ground is it. What strategies might groundnesters employ to enhance their chances of producing offspring in such areas? Perhaps they are experts at camouflaging nests or eggs. Laying many eggs in a nest, having more than one clutch of eggs, doing predator



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Almonte man saw Oshawa Pontiac in Britain in the sixties EMC Lifestyle - A letter arrived recently from G. Burgess of Almonte, Ontario: â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a teenager in postwar Britain, I vividly remember a six cylinder Pontiac 4-door sedan imported into Britain around 1936. It was an export model made in Canada and it was right hand drive. To us natives, to whom a car was only for affluent people, it was monstrous! â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were used to little tin boxes on four wheels, and some had only three (BSA, Morgan). Most striking about the Pontiac besides its size was an amber plastic Indian chief hood ornament that was illuminated, a real novelty in those conservative days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I visited Britain in 1960 and learned that this car had been renovated by re-boring the cylinders after 520,000 miles, new brake cylinders, replacement clutch and upholstery, and a new paint job in the same light green, a relative rarity as most cars in those days had â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;any colour you wanted as long as it was black.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; During the war, this car was able to get extra petrol coupons as it served as a wedding vehi-

cle and funeral party conveyance. Regrettably, I do not have a photo of this car.â&#x20AC;? I found the photo you see here of a 1937 Pontiac Deluxe touring sedan as it appeared in the sales brochure of that year. Mr. Burgess remembered seeing the Pontiac in Britain â&#x20AC;&#x153;around 1936.â&#x20AC;? Production of the 1937 Pontiacs began in Oshawa in October of 1936, and the car you see here could be identical to the one he saw. This 1937 Pontiac has a built-in trunk, and you paid extra for that because many cars in 1937 had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;slope backâ&#x20AC;? with very little room for a trunk. Five years before this car was built, every car had a detachable trunk (if it had one at all) and it sat on a metal shelf at the rear of the car

that could be folded up when the trunk was not needed. This 1937 Pontiac also has a steel roof. Until the mid-1930s, all closed cars had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fabric insertâ&#x20AC;? roof because presses were not yet large enough to stamp out an entire steel roof. The old fabric insert roofs often leaked, and many motorists carried along a can of sealant. When Mr. Burgess arrived in Canada in 1949, he bought a new Ford with the flathead V8 engine. The car ran fine except in hot weather when it suffered vapour lock. An ice

pack on top of the carburetor and a ten-minute wait solved the problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those flathead engines,â&#x20AC;? he recalls, â&#x20AC;&#x153;gave pranksters a lot of fun, especially when they placed a dead fish between the cylinder banks.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;?

RVCA reminds ice fishers to clean up EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With the 2013 ice fishing season coming to a close across the Rideau watershed, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to clean up when they remove huts. All huts out on frozen bodies of water in the region â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which require registration with the Ministry of Natural Resources â&#x20AC;&#x201C; must be removed by March 15. Abandoned huts can end up cluttering waterways when the ice thaws, an offence under the Public Lands Act. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only do the huts need to be off the waterways, but they must also be removed, along with any trash, from the public lands

that may have been used to access the ice.â&#x20AC;? says Kristy Giles, RVCA conservation lands manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to protect the fish habitat and respect the shoreline properties, so they can be enjoyed next winter. We also want everyone to be kind to their downstream neighbours who may end up with garbage littering their shorelines. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just common sense and common courtesy.â&#x20AC;? Fishers are reminded to exercise good judgment when venturing on to the ice at this time of year as fluctuating temperatures can create unstable conditions. Submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. R0011971039_0314

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Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure DEAR EDITOR: I am writing on behalf of the dentists of Smiths Falls and area, concerning the February 21 Smiths Falls EMC article on town water fluoride. In our estimation, the article presents a narrow and biased view of a study that has no relevance to the use of small amounts of beneficial fluoride added to water here in Canada to strengthen teeth and reduce tooth decay. The study quoted is a review of 27 questionable studies from areas in rural China and Iran that have naturally occurring fluoride levels that are up to 20 times more than the amount in regulated North American water supplies. The review finds that children from these excessively high fluoride areas have intelligence scores that reportedly equate to seven points lower than children from other areas that have similar fluoride levels to those found in our water. The authors do not investigate other predictors that influence childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intelligence, like parental influence, socioeconomic status, genetics, age, or diet. The implication presented in the article is that fluoride makes our children

less intelligent, based on research that is simply not relevant to North America. As dentists of our town, we are concerned that studies like this are used to promote the discontinuation of the current town practice of adjusting water fluoride to optimal preventive levels. There is no better gift that a parent can give to their child than good health. A bright smile, free of decay and pain, is a foundation for good teeth for life. The benefits of good oral health are immeasurable. Water fluoridation is one of the ways to ensure strong, healthy teeth. It is the most cost-effective way to contribute to a communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dental health. It has been documented by the Centres for Disease Control that a dollar spent on water fluoride saves almost $40 in treatment costs. Quite a good return these days! Let me conclude by taking the suggestion that Coun. Dawn Quinn advances in the article. She encourages everyone to take a look at the facts and let their views be known. She suggests that we need a â&#x20AC;&#x153;stronger showing of

people.â&#x20AC;? We concur. Social controversy, recurring individual agendas, anecdotal experiences, and conclusions based on irrelevant research are not reasons to change the practice of adjusting water fluoride levels that have had positive dental health effects for decades. We encourage you to ask us, your dentists, for our experiences seeing people from fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas, on how water fluoridation benefits our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dental health. And oh, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that old adage: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure! Residents wishing more on the benefits of water fluoridation are encouraged to consult: Sincerely, Dr. Michael MacPhee President, Rideau and District Dental Society Smiths Falls

Fitness studio coach receives note of thanks DEAR EDITOR: I just want to say thank-you to Zendragon Martial Arts & Fitness Studio and especially to Coach Brian, for coming into our community and making it a better place.

I have two children who are apart of the time. Junior Dragons and they love every minute of We as a community are very fortunate to it! Coach Brian is a blessing to Smiths Falls with have him here. Thank You Coach. his positive energy and outlook on life, he goes above and beyond by giving 110 per cent every T. Long


Youth volunteer to add fresh face to downtown core By STACEY ROY

EMC News - The opportunities for youth to add some colour in the downtown core was supported during last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee meeting. Coun. Jay Brennan informed his peers Feb. 25 that the Smiths Falls Centre for Youth had agreed to paint the parking meters a simple black this summer, but added the invitation from the town soon evolved into a discussion of other possibilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to do more,â&#x20AC;? Brennan reported. It was noted Dave Murphy, community services officer for the Smiths Falls Police Service, supported the idea of a graffiti wall somewhere in the core. Coun. Lorraine Allen suggested a good location could be under the bridges near the combined locks where some graffiti is already present. Doris Marshall, executive director at the youth centre, was pleased with the level of support councillors were giving for youth involvement in beautification downtown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be awesome. I think a planned art project would be really cool,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. The centre hopes to conduct a survey to see where the areas of high graffiti are in town before suggesting where they can lend their talents to improvement. Further information on this initiative will be coming forward at a future meeting where Marshall will be invited to speak to council on their vision for the downtown clean up day. Coun. Dawn Quinn suggested the painting effort could be paired with sidewalk cleaning downtown, which is always very much appreciated.
























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Former Carleton-Mississippi Mills federal candidate Karen McCrimmon is one of eight candidates in the federal Liberal leadership race. bec wing. Murray in Halifax cited polls showing two-thirds of Canadians support proportional representation â&#x20AC;&#x153;so that their vote countsâ&#x20AC;? and that more than half of Liberals favour a one-time co-operation with the NDP. McCrimmon said Canadians want more parties to pick from, not fewer. She would consider co-operation after 2015, saying the top 24 of 25 countries in the world are multiparty states. It is only the U.S. that is stagnating due to infighting between Republicans and Democrats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want that in Canada. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be us against them,â&#x20AC;? Mc-

Crimmon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the U.S. they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a way to compromise. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want that to happen here.â&#x20AC;? Asked if there is a place for a centrist party of self-proclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;good managersâ&#x20AC;? in a world with massive environmental and economic problems - seemingly requiring bold and radical ideas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; McCrimmon said yes, more than ever. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problems are complex, but are not going to be solved by a single layer of government and one view,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are heavy-handed youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to get anything done. We need compromise and common ground. We need that now more than ever.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local Liberal leadership candidate Karen McCrimmon rushed to the defence of Justin Trudeau following a recent debate in Halifax. At least three of the eight candidates vying to head the federal party have gone on the offense against perceived frontrunner Trudeau. MPs Joyce Murray and Marc Garneau pressed him to detail his plan to defeat the Conservatives in 2015. Trudeau shot back, saying at the March 3 televised debate that he has been as specific as anyone else in the race. Many observers say attacking Trudeau is the only option left for serious contenders looking to win the leadership race. But the risky move could backfire if Trudeau wins and wants to punish those who played hardball. McCrimmon, who in 2011 finished second to Gordon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills race, had from day one of the campaign a clean-fighting policy. She wanted all candidates to â&#x20AC;&#x153;take the high road.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a very positive experience; lots of people across the country are looking for change,â&#x20AC;? McCrimmon said in the lead up to the March 23 final debate in Montreal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to attack other candidates, and that I would support any candidate that is not attacking other candidates.â&#x20AC;? She fears the Conservatives will use leadership race attacks against the party in the next election. Whoever becomes leader, she added, will be forced to withstand two years of Conservative attack ads; so offering them more ammunition is not an option. Asked to pitch herself for the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top job, McCrimmon said she â&#x20AC;&#x153;has no baggageâ&#x20AC;? and a record of community service. Then quickly adds the party will offer a â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong team of Liberal leadersâ&#x20AC;? during the next general election. Asked about Trudeau and his prospects for winning, she said he has run an impressive campaign. But with a preferential-vote system in place anything can happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a pretty powerful campaign going,â&#x20AC;? McCrimmon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a first-past-the-post system; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opportunity there.â&#x20AC;? Garneau, a former astronaut, recently asked for a one-on-one debate with Trudeau. It is unlikely the son of former prime minister and cultural icon Pierre Elliott Trudeau will accept the challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to choose the right leader,â&#x20AC;? Garneau said at the Halifax debate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that Canadians want to see substance, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want empty words.â&#x20AC;? McCrimmon said now is not the time for a leader to reveal specific policy items, but to â&#x20AC;&#x153;show vision.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Garneau) is on the line. I understand where he is coming from, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the line,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we need is vision, not how to do it. We need to know which direction.â&#x20AC;? When it comes to specifics, Trudeau is against the Northern Gateway pipeline, in favour of foreign investment, and for the legalization of marijuana. Co-operate with NDP? Murray champions co-operation with the New Democrats as a way to oust the Conservatives. The majority of Canadians voted for parties other than the one holding a majority in the House of Commons. She favours some union or willingness not to split the vote in key ridings. Trudeau and McCrimmon are against the notion. The former is concerned the NDP is â&#x20AC;&#x153;playing dangerous gamesâ&#x20AC;? around separation by appeasing its Que-


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Smiths Falls Bears meet Carleton Place in round one of CCHL playoffs By LAURIE WEIR

EMC Sports – The Central Canada Hockey League wrapped up its regular season on the weekend with the Smiths Falls Bears splitting their final two games, setting up a first-round playoff showdown with the Carleton Place Canadians. The Bears, who ended in seventh place, (36-22-1-3 for 76 points) will open their postseason play against the Canadians (40-19-1-2 for 83 points), who won the Robinson Division pennant but placed second overall in the league. This is the first time these two clubs have met in the post season. The series kicks off Friday night in Carleton Place (7:30 p.m.), and returns to the Bears Den Sunday afternoon (March 17) for a 2 p.m. tilt. Carleton Place hosts Game 3 Tuesday, March 19 (7:30 p.m.) with Game 4 back in Smiths Falls the next night (Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.). If the series goes beyond the minimum, Game 5 goes in Carleton Place Friday, March 22 with Game 6 back in Smiths Falls Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. A seventh and deciding game would take place Tuesday, March 26 at the Carleton Place Arena (7:30 p.m.). “We knew we’d be playing a good team” wherever they finished in the standings, assistant coach Walter Dubas said. “I think seven teams are separated by 10 points.” The Bears and Canadians split their six regular season games with the Bears winning the first two match-ups early in the year and the Canadians winning the last two. Bears enter the post season as healthy as they’ve been all year but Dubas knows they will have to be at the top of their game if they hope to advance. “We’ll give it our best shot,” he said. “For both communities, it should be a great series.” In other first-round matchups, the Ottawa Jr. Senators (1st) will meet the Hawkesbury Hawks (8th); Brockville Braves (6th) will take on the Cornwall Colts (3rd) and the Nepean Raiders (5th) will tangle with the Pembroke Lumber Kings (4th).

Hawkesbury 3, Smiths Falls 2 On Saturday afternoon, the Bears fell 3-2 in Hawkesbury. The desperate Hawks, who’d lost the night before to lowly Kemptville, needed a single point to wrench the eighth and final playoff spot from Kanata. Smiths Falls was held to its two goals in the first period from Cameron Romoff and Yannick Crete. Assists went to Blaine Byron, Karson McCartney, Jeffrey Carroll and Stefano Momesso. Hawkesbury replied with one in the first period and two in the second for the win. Roman Ammirato had two for the Hawks while Travis Meyer scored the winner with 14:48 on the clock. “Both teams were tired,” Dubas said, adding the Hawks played with some urgency, especially after falling behind in the first period. “They played us tough all year. They’re a very hardworking team with great goaltending.” Bears goalie Patrick Martin took the loss despite posting a 30-save performance. Carmine Guerriero, the CCHL’s top goalie for 2012-2013, made 39 stops for the win. Smiths Falls 7, Gloucester 2 Friday night in Gloucester, the Bears spotted the Rangers an early 2-0 lead, then stormed back with seven unanswered goals for the win. Stefano Momesso led the way on offence with two goals and an assist. His four-point weekend earned him an Honorable Mention in the CCHL Corporate Hype Player of the Week awards. Chris Maniccia, Michael Buonincontri, Jake Butler, Ryan McCaughan and Crete added singles. Bears netminder Jimmy Howe was perfect in relief of Patrick Martin, making 32 saves to record his 13th win of the season. Martin was pulled at the 10:25 mark of the first period after surrendering quick goals to Shane Topf and Maxim Cote. Tied 2-2 early in the second, the Rangers peppered the Bears net with 19 shots in the period. But it was Smiths Falls who broke through with a trio of goals to take a commanding lead after 40 minutes.

All Stars The CCHL announced its league All Star teams this week. For the Bears, forward Chris Maniccia and defenceman Tyler Akeson were named to the second team, along with GM Hugh Craig. Blaine Byron hit the list on the third team. Byron, acquired by the Bears from the Kemptville 73s prior to the trade deadline, also captured the league’s ‘Top Prospect’ Award for 2012-13. This year’s MVP is Michael Pontarelli of the Cornwall Colts. He won the scoring title with 107 points (52 goals, 55 assists) in just 53 games.

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OVER 50 ITEMS At the far left is LAWS Executive Director Andre Hurtubise, in the middle is former shelter manager Nicole Lapratte and at the far right is operations manager Shalla Larocque. They are pictured with students from SFDCI during a cheque presentation of $180 to the shelter from the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising efforts.

EMC News - A group of nine students from the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) System Designated Class (SDC) recently hosted a fundraiser for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dollars for Dogs/Coins for Cats,â&#x20AC;? and raised a total of $180 for the organization. Teacher Shawna Davidson said that students Miikka WhyteMcEwen, Angela Kehoe, Chris Preece, Dalton Patterson, Jason

Pedro, Zackery St. Germain, Robert Boyce, Dylan Hendy and Aaron Pegg worked together to raise and organize the money by sorting, counting and rolling each of the coins. In addition, they also found a recipe and baked bags of homemade biscuits for the dogs and cats at LAWS. Davidson said every day her class watches news videos from CBC. Last spring, there was a video about LAWS and how it may

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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The next meeting of the Smiths Falls Horticultural Society will be on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:15 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95. Those who have already renewed their membership can pick up a newsletter and 2013 yearbook upon arrival. Those wishing to become a member or renew their membership will be greeted at the door and invited to do so. Anneke Phillips has donated an autographed copy of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gardening Grief and Gloryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Ed Lawrence, former gardener to the Governor General at Rideau Hall. All new members or existing members bringing in a new member are eligible to win this book by a draw to be held later on. Our guest speaker is Kym Tyson, a woodworker by trade. Kym started woodworking as a hobby four years ago and now has a full-time business

Smiths Falls Horticultural Society building accommodations and feeders for many of our wildlife friends. Kym will be addressing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends in Our Garden.â&#x20AC;? We will learn how to attract birds, bees, butterflies, toads and more by providing amazing houses for them. Our photo contest winners for February were: Aline Hicks, first, and Anneke Phillips, second. It seems the inclement weather reduced the turnout. However bring your photos in for this month. The topic is â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Signs of Springâ&#x20AC;? and for April it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulbs in Bloom.â&#x20AC;? Our first flower show of the year is something everyone should enter and enjoy. Simply bring in your favourite

can nominate a garden including his or society. Also visit our website at: www. her own. Details on how to nominate a garden will be forthcoming. The winner, as judged by our executive, will have Charles McLenaghan is a member of a handsome sign designed and built by the Smiths Falls Horticultural Society. George Hunter posted in their yard. Our annual plant sale will be held earlier this year on Saturday, May 11. We encourage members who are starting seeds to prepare a few extra for the sale. Cuttings can be used as well and if you need advice on this topic please speak to Aline our plant sale director. There are a number of other members who can Small business advise you, please just ask. provides jobs, We encourage everyone to join in on tax revenues an our meetings. There is a small charge for non-members. Come out and meet many other some fellow gardeners, enjoy some contributions refreshments and maybe win a door to our region. prize. Please contact our president, Lorna at 283-0549, for any information you require about your own local horticultural

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Tammy’s Nail Salon third annual Purse Event fundraiser April 7 By ASHLEY KULP

EMC Events – Whoever said a woman can never have too many handbags will certainly agree with Tammy’s Nail Salon upcoming Purse Event fundraiser, set for Sunday, April 7 at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion. This Smiths Falls business, operated by the mother-daughter team of Betty Fowlie and Tammy Edwards, will be holding the event (with help from an organizing committee) from 1 to 4 p.m. for the third year. The past two fundraisers have benefitted Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County, but this year, funds will be split between BBBS and the Smiths Falls Public Library’s summer literacy tutoring program for children. “I feel, and Tammy does too, that the literacy program the library has for children is really good because they have one for pre-kindergarten and another one for grades 1 to 3. That’s when children should learn to read, when they’re small,” Fowlie explained of the reason for supporting the library. “I think it’s a good program and they don’t have any funding but have to go out and look for their own donations, so they’re quite happy that we’re thinking about them this year.” “I love Big Brothers Big Sisters, but wanted to change it up so that others can benefit,” Edwards added. “It’s a nice feeling to know you are raising money and it’s going to good causes.” Last year’s Purse Event raised $7,000 for BBBS with more than 500 handbags sold throughout the afternoon. It is a purse lover’s dream offering up new and gently-used handbags, clutches and wallets at bargain prices (50 cents up to $20), with others available for bid through a silent auction. The more unique, high-end items can be purchased through a live auction operated by Joynt’s Auction Services, who are generously donating their time


Tammy Edwards of Tammy’s Nail Salon is surrounded by a mountain of handbags, which have all been donated for her third annual Purse Event fundraiser, coming up Sunday, April 7 at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion. The event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County and the Smiths Falls Public Library’s summer literacy tutoring program for children. The purse Edwards is holding was the first purse ever donated for the event, by BBBS executive director Jennifer Miller.

once again this year. All handbags are donated by the community. In the past, designer handbags from Coach and Prada have been featured. “There are great deals at the bargain table, silent auction and live auction,” Edwards said. “We make it affordable for everybody to take home a purse.” As well, a free gift will be given to the first 25 people through the door, door prizes will be offered every 15 minutes and a light lunch will be served for a small fee. “It’s a cool idea because everyone has purses they want to get rid of and then they can come to the Purse Event and replace them!” Edwards joked. Local businesses and organizations also jump on the bandwagon, donating purses and items for draws. “We have a lot of help from businesses downtown,” she said. “...Businesses really come on board and give us some great support.” Edwards, a self-confessed accessories junkie, initially came up with the idea and was unsure of how it would be received by the community. “We used to do a fundraiser every year here at the nail salon, but I said to my sister and mom one year that I wanted to do something different with purses,” she remarked. “They thought it was the craziest thing they’d ever heard and that it was never going to fly.” But fly it did. In that first year alone, 700 purses were donated for the event. “I thought even if I got 50 purses, I could see what I could do with that but that first year we received 700 purses. It was so overwhelming,” Edwards noted. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect to see the swarm of people attend that first year. “It was almost a riot,” Edwards admitted. “People were going crazy with purses up both of their arms.” All purses donated are meticulously cleaned and checked for working zippers, tears and cracks. They are then

graded based on their condition, as to whether they will be featured on the bargain table or in the live or silent auction. Purses are collected throughout the year and kept in a storage facility. Edwards said she’s become known as ‘The Purse Lady.’ “I can be out shopping and someone will come up to me and say ‘Just a minute, I have some purses for you out in the car,’” she commented. However, for Edwards, the stories behind each purse donated is her favourite aspect of the fundraiser. “I love hearing the stories. That’s the most fun for me,” she said. “Last year, we found a wedding band in a purse and tracked down the owner who had passed away. We gave it back to her kids who were thrilled to get it back. It was the lady’s husband’s wedding band who had passed away and she had always carried it in her purse.” While the purses are being dropped off at Tammy’s Nail Salon by the bagful, more donations are encouraged and will be accepted up until the day of the event. Those who are unable to drop them off at the salon, located at 50 Lorne St., can call them at 613-2834277 ext. 1 to arrange for pick-up. For more information about the Purse event, email thepurseevent@ or visit their Facebook page (‘The Purse Event’). Edwards is impressed with the quality of purses dropped off so far and said shoppers can expect to see many unique colours this year. She encourages members of the community to come out and treat themselves to a new handbag, or two. “It’s a great afternoon out with your girlfriend, mother or kids. You can enjoy a few refreshments and get a nice purse for $20,” she said. “...We’re trying to pay it forward and do something good,” Edwards continued. “If we all try to do a little bit and help a little, the world can be a better place.”


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Sharing food, hope, sisterhood on International Women’s Day

EMC News – While a women’s place is no longer in the kitchen, the women of the North Lanark Community Health decided that they wanted to be in the kitchen for last week’s International Women’s Day. “It’s fun to cook together,” said Hinda Goldberg, as her ‘sisters’ busied themselves behind her, before adding quickly, “not to suggest that women should only be doing the cooking!” The health centre has held several events to commemorate women in the past, with diverse events such as yoga and belly dancing. “This year we are making nutritious snacks,” said Goldberg, the community development and health promoter at the clinic. Ann Munroe, chair of the clinic’s board of directors, remembered back to the 1980s when the Lanark County Women’s Network was being developed. “Now, I look around the county and I see so many opportunities for women,” said Munroe. She noted that her clinic was, itself, a very femalepositive place. “Rather than this being a one-day celebration of women, we have an all-year emphasis on women, and women in leadership roles,” said Munroe. Once the women gathered around to share their meal, the conversation began, and there was collective jaw-dropping when Goldberg read out the long list of countries that celebrate International Women’s Day as a holiday. “Afghanistan?” many women were heard to mutter, as Goldberg continued down the list of countries, some of which are not known for being at the forefront of the women’s rights movement.

for women. “Fifty per cent (female) literacy seems to be the tipping point,” Goldberg said. “As women’s literacy goes up, family size goes down.” While International Women’s Day came out of the organized labour movement about 100 years ago, and even through organizations such as the Socialist International, closer to home, and as recently as today, women are still on the forefront of social change. “The leadership of Idle No More has been female-driven,” said Goldberg. One reason for this may be because there are more aboriginal children in social service care today than there were at the time of the residential schools system. “What we are doing to aboriginals is criminal,” said one attendee. There was also agreement that women not only need to support each other, but to become more confident in their own abilities. “For women, in general, I am sure I can say we have some self-esteem issues,” said Goldberg. The women also debated whether they even Photo by PAGE TAYLOR needed a women’s day, but Rev. Shelley Roberts Clare Wilson, left, and Karen Burke, get busy chopping and preparing vegetables for the of the Lanark United church said that “we don’t get enough time to celebrate women.” North Lanark Community Health Centre’s International Women’s Day luncheon. Countries as diverse as Cuba and Zambia, Belarus and Eritrea, Uganda and Russia celebrate the day, and in China, Nepeal, and Madagascar, women – not men – get the day off. The women noted how, with the exception of Belarus and Russia, there was a dearth of European countries, and no continental North American or South American countries. In kicking off the conversation, Goldberg said she wanted to begin “engaging men to end violence against women,” and to encourage literacy



Social Housing Registry Notice of Move As of March 1st, 2013 the administration of the wait list for rent-gearedto-income housing will be transferred from the Lanark County Housing Corporation to Lanark County Social Housing. All current applications will be transferred and their placement on the wait list will not be affected. All new applications, updates or inquires should be sent to: Lanark County Social Housing 99 Christie Lake Road Perth, On K7H 3C6 (613) 267-4200 ext 2402 or Toll Free: 1-888-952-6275 e-mail:


Above, from left: Hinda Goldberg, Sulyn Ceadar, and Mary Ford chat during the conversation portion of the celebration, discussing the advances and challenges that women still face at home and abroad. Below, From left, as Karen Burke gets a handle on some vegetables, Mary Ford continues to chop up some vegetables, as Hinda Goldberg prepares some cucumbers, and Clare Wilson looks on.

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Talking about dogs, Neil Young and Stompin’ Tom EMC Lifestyle – We lost a loved family member as our 16+ year-old Lab, Dante headed to doggie heaven... free of pain and confusion. We’d had her since the Ice Storm of ‘98 when we picked her (or did she pick us?) from the Ottawa Humane Society as a pup, her pleading Lab eyes winning us over immediately. She’s been our constant companion at home, on walks and at the camp, welcoming everyone to our front door with her distinctive “AWHOO” bark. She loved everyone and as she got old and confused, she’d offer that bark to anyone or anything that went by our front window. Our younger, quite spirited three-year-old Jack Russell mix caught on to this and became the initiator of the ol’ gal joining in with her “AWHOO,” just out of habit. It’s only been a few days now but I still wait to hear her start up and the silent absence continues to touch my heart, in memory. Our three children are grown and live away now but when they were home we had a family tradition of calling friends and family on their birthday, getting the person on the line and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to them, then hanging up. From quite early on Dante decided she wanted to sing as well and would howl her best for the ‘Happy Birthday’ song only. She could be asleep in the living room but would rise and rush to join in always in her howling glory. As many will know, we’ve hosted Music On McLean House Concerts in our living room for the past 10 years, only recently moving them to the back room of the Perth Restaurant to accommodate more and so I don’t have to move furniture any longer. For all those shows in our home, Dante stayed in our upstairs bedroom and never made a sound…like she knew, she never joined in to any other song. She’d love everyone to death upon their arrival and be quite welcoming to those entering our home. Like I said, she was part of the family and we’ll miss her unconditional love and musical ways. One of my musical buds lent me Neil Young’s biography Waging Heavy Peace and I’ve just finished this enjoyable read. The stories bounce around from his early days, his family, friends, musical colleagues, like someone with Attention Deficit Disorder but is still quite enjoyable. He is quick to mention, due to potential health issues, he wrote this straight: no drugs, no alcohol; a very different world for him. He talks of many personal projects, from new recordings he’d like to do to developing

“Lincvolt,” a battery-powered Lincoln. One of the things that hit home with me was his financing and supporting a project of developing a technical system to bring back quality sound to digitized music. As someone who over the years had thousands of albums and graduated from their pops and crackles to cassette tape hiss, digital sound was initially clear of those negative sounds, so loving a sound to my admittedly picky ears. I must say though that what is missing is, for lack of better description, is “warmth” in digital reproduction when compared to analog production. Young states that MP3 recordings, due to compression provides only 10 per cent of the available sound quality and the new PONO system he is championing with record companies and car companies to make available for improved sound listening would be a welcome improvement in listening for sure. I recently emceed at my 27th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County Bowl for Kids Sake, this year at the Perth Civitan as the bowling alley in Perth was closed earlier in the year. I get to share my favourite music, give out prizes and provide support to all the wonderful fundraisers who take the time to support such a worthwhile event. I raise this to support Neil Young’s PONO project. With the absence of real bowling alleys, we used Wii Bowling on 10 big screens throughout the hall. The TVs’ sounds were turned up to provide that bowling alley sound of crashing pins but when no one was there and they weren’t being used I think the TVs turned to a default mode and this digitized music was played by the TVs. I would turn down my PA system when no one was there but found I had to turn my system up again to drown out the TV’s digitized music because its blipping, phony sound drove me being of so poor quality. I hope Young’s PONO system comes to popular availability as it would be great to hear recorded music at a quality level the musicians and sound engineers worked so hard to achieve on the original recordings. Good luck, Neil. It was a shock to hear of Stompin’ Tom Connor’s death. He developed his own distinctive style that won the hearts of Canadians with his unique tunes, his patriotism and memorable concerts. I’d love to have been a bug on the wall and heard all the stories of Tom being told by those who knew him best because I’ve heard so many. The word continually used was “unique.” I read he left 10 albums yet to be released so we’ll not have heard the

last of this hard drinkin’, smokin’, promoter and true patriot of Canada. Congratulations are in order for Perth’s Henry Norwood who won the Ottawa Regional Finals of CBC’s Searchlight competition Hunting for Canada’s Best New Artist with his song ‘Another Bottle, Another Day’ and now goes on to the next round. Anyone who’s heard this 14-year-

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Upcoming events • April 5: New Country Rehab in the backroom of Perth Restaurant. This amazing group started playing in tribute, covering Hank Williams and evolved by taking their traditional country roots and dislike for “new country,” so prevalent today and developing their “anti-new country” sound,

a blend of old school country, bluegrass, folk, roots, blues, which has been turning heads around the world. Check them out! This is a CD release for them and tickets are available from Sue at 613-267-7902 • April 26: Bluesmaster Suzie Vinnick country picker extraordinaire Wendell Ferguson are appearing at Music On McLean House Concerts at Perth

Restaurant. Both amazing players, this will be a night to remember as Suzie plays with our heartstrings with her award winning blues and Wendell amazes with his playing and makes you wet your pants with his humorous songs. Reservations are available by calling 613-267-7902 or at the Perth Restaurant. Support live music everywhere.


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LAWS welcomes new executive director to the team Name: Noel Breed: Catahoula Leopard X Colour: Brindle Sex:Female (Spayed) Breed: Beagle X Age: Four-years-old Colour: Black and Brown (brindle Fun fact: Has watched every episode pattern) of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dog with a Blog.â&#x20AC;? Sex:Female Age: Seven-months-old Thank you again to everyone who Fun fact: President of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Littlest responds to our animals in need and Hoboâ&#x20AC;? fan club. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to report that both Kahlua and Georgette have been adopted! So Name: Molly this week, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look at some of our gorBreed: Beagle X geous feline fellas! Colour: Tricolour Sex: Female


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EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Recently, there have been some changes of staff at our shelter, and we would like to extend our warmest welcome to our new executive director Andre E. Hurtubise. We are thrilled to have Andre join our team, and wish him and the entire LAWS staff the best for the future! Because of the changes, some of our dog profiles are unavailable, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss the chance to showcase some of our canine beauties! The exposure is so important for them, and I hope you will call the shelter and make an appointment to meet them. Please check our Facebook page for the updated profiles as they become available. Sex: Male Age: One-year-old Fun fact: Wants to be a NASCAR driver. Name: Letty

Alexander Alexander is an extremely handsome tabby boy with beautiful, friendly eyes. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good natured and loves to chat! He will charm you from the moment you meet him. Alexander resides at the Pet Valu store in Almonte. Fun fact: Lost his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;IPawdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in a poker game.

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EMC Entertainment – Full Circle Theatre has a lineup of exciting events for the spring, starting on March 26 and 27 with the Spring Thaw High School Drama Festival. The mini-festival is being organized as a pre-cursor to the province-wide Sears Drama Festival. The Spring Thaw will bring two productions each from three regional high schools to the stage, giving students a chance to hone their shows prior to the Sears Festival and, perhaps more importantly, to meet with and learn from other like-minded students from the area. Student productions from Perth & District Collegiate Institute, Perth’s St. John Catholic High School and St. Mary Catholic High School from Brockville will be presented, three per night, on March 26 and 27 beginning at 7 p.m. Each production is between 30 and 50 minutes long. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, at the door only. Cormier comes back Following immediately on that, world-class guitarist J.P. Cormier returns to the Full Circle Theatre for what should be another sold-out concert. His first appearance at FCT packed the house last spring and his new tour, with Sydney, N.S. bassist Emily Dingwall, should do the same.

Cormier has been called “one of the most important guitarists of his generation” by no less a guitarist than Chet Atkins. His technique and musicianship are coupled with tremendous energy on stage for an unforgettable concert experience. This new tour has been jokingly called the “I can’t stay retired tour” and J.P. is back with new music and new excitement. Tickets for J.P. Cormier at Full Circle Theatre are available at Shadowfax on Foster St. in Perth ( or call 613267-6817). New musical Meanwhile, BarnDoor Productions (BDP), Perth’s original community theatre, is preparing for one of its biggest and most adventurous productions in years. ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris’ is an all-music musical that, beginning in 1968, ran for over four years and 1,800 performances off-Broadway. It has since been in production around the world almost constantly. It’s a show built around the music of legendary Belgian composer Jacques Brel, whose influence as a song-writer and performer changed the shape of music. BDP’s cast of five and four-piece band are bringing together a new staging of the

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show, brought into the new millenium with new sounds and new ideas. ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris,’ running April 12 to 21 at the Full Circle Theatre, is going to be the musical theatre event of the season. Brel may have passed away in 1979, but ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris’ is very much alive and full of entertainment. BarnDoor Productions has also announced their 2013-2014 season. For their 19th series (which began way back in 1995), they will be presenting the two longest running Broadway plays of the 2000s, a crazy, sexy off-Broadway smash hit, a very special original Christmas offering and one of the best (and naughtiest) classic comedies ever written. Add that one of the plays is based on an Alfred Hitchock movie (itself based on a book by a Governor General of Canada!), that another play won four Tonys and the Olivier Award and that another was so risque that it was banned for over 200 years, it looks to be one of BarnDoor’s most exciting seasons ever. Information on all of the above, and ticket reservations for ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris,’ can be found at www. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.

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to forge his own story. It’s a perfect union of spectacle and storytelling. Oz is a scoundrel and a con man. Franco pours on the charm to create the wonderful wizard, but he also digs deep to show us the hero lying beneath. Michelle Williams is the picture of purity and goodness as Glinda. She manages to be everything the evil witches aren’t, without sacrificing her strength. Evanora is the true villain. She plots Glinda’s demise, she corrupts her sister, and lusts for power. Weisz is mesmerizing in the role. Mila Kunis has the most difficult task of portraying one of Hollywood’s greatest villains. Theodora is ruled by emotions she’s barely able to control. Kunis has the look, the attitude and the unbridled fury, but unfortunately she is missing the voice. Kunis is a good wicked witch, but no one cackles quite like Margaret Hamilton. Oz the Great and Powerful is a brilliant prequel to a beloved classic. It is so good I’m more than little a curious to see what Rami might do for a follow-up. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Keddy and his wife Cathy conducted an experiment on their land, spreading out a pile of trim (meat and bone scraps) from their local butcher to see which species feed on it. The first little bird that came to feed on the ‘artificial’ carcass, was a tiny chickadee. Top (right) this first Lanark County forest with coarse woody debris is much healthier than its counterpart, left, as the debris has been cleaned up.

Taking care of the ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet’ the tree the better! Dr. Keddy then noted that as he was preparing the talk and thinking about the benefits of “woody debris” – the phrase “meaty debris” came to mind. The talk next focused on the importance of “coarse meaty debris” (animal carcasses) and the contribution it makes to a healthy forest. Of particular interest to me, was the description of the simple study conducted by Dr. Keddy and his wife Cathy on their property. On a beaver pond they set up a man-made carcass—a pile of trim (meat and bone scraps) from their local butcher. Then they recorded detailed field notes and observations over a period of three to 10 days noting which birds and mammals came to feed on the “carcass.” We were very surprised to learn that the first bird that came to feed on the meaty debris was a tiny little chickadee. It was feeding on the fat of the carcass. Next in the carcass line-up was a couple of crows, then turkey vultures, then a large gathering of crows and ravens; several coyotes and so on. It was a powerful demonstration of the number of species that will feed on carcasses and may depend on the availability of ‘meaty debris’ for survival. Another study that was conducted in Algonquin Park was presented— the ‘meaty debris’ in this instance included deer and moose carcasses. Species that eventually found the carcasses included: ravens, turkey vultures, foxes, black bears, otters, and wolves. Black bears are known to be carrion feeders. There is a huge array of species that feed on carcasses. They are a centre of biodiversity. The bodies are cleaned up—animals may tear, grind, pick, gnaw and disperse pieces of the carcass. Anything remaining goes back into the soil.

After a few weeks there is nothing left. It’s quite fascinating really! It was also interesting to learn about the 68 species of burying beetles. The beetles bury small carcasses; lay their eggs in the carcass and their young then feed off of it. And then Dr. Keddy presented some examples of how humans can interfere with the circle of life – and keep it from running smoothly. Given a total deer population for Ontario of 400,000, (estimated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources), the range of deer i.e. covering about 40 per cent of the area of the province, and a natural annual mortality rate of 10 per cent, the natural deer carcass density would be approximately one carcass/10 km2. The annual removal of potential carcasses through hunting (60,000 to 70,000, estimated by the ministry) is high relative to the 40,000 animals that naturally become “meaty debris.” The removal of deer by hunting results in a steady drain of carcasses, nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium from our forests. This probably has a significant negative impact on all the species that feed on carcasses. And going back 10,000 years Dr. Keddy briefly discussed “megafauna” and the big carcasses of that era, now missing, including: wooly mammoth; sabre-toothed cat; giant ground sloth and more. The cause of the demise of these giant creatures at the end of the last ice age is widely debated. We saw photos of hand-chiseled spearheads that were found along with the remains of some of these gigantic mammals. It is suspected that our human ancestors became a bit too skilled at hunting and likely were largely responsible for exterminating the

megafauna. This talk really made me think of the circle or web of life – and how interconnected and interdependent the trees, plants, mammals, insects are on each other. How can we contribute to keeping our forests healthy? • Find out what is being done with road kill that is collected? Instead of it being incinerated or disposed of, can some be distributed in managed forests to support a healthier ecosystem? Can some be put where naturalists can observe and learn the effects of meaty debris? Increase public awareness that dead trees and carcasses in the woods are an essential part of nature — a “good thing,” not something to be offended by — they will be cleaned up by nature itself. To learn more about our forests and the Managed Forest Program, check the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) website at If you are interested in volunteering and helping with forest management projects, refer to information provided by OMNR, the Ontario Forestry Association ( and the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (www.eomf. If you found the report about this talk interesting, consider coming to a Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists talk or event. The value you get from a membership in this organization is priceless! For more information, visit And for more information about the research work of ecologist Dr. Paul Keddy, please visit his website at www. Christine Hume is a member of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.

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EMC News –The following is a report by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) member Christine Hume of a recent MVFN talk held in Almonte. The talk by Dr. Paul Keddy was the fourth in MVFN’s ongoing 2012-13 natural history lecture series ‘Nature Beneath Our Feet.’ Which forest is healthier? If you selected the one in the top image – you are on the right track. At the recent MVFN talk: ‘Coarse Meaty Debris: The Significance of Large Dead Animals in our Forests’ given by Dr. Paul Keddy, we learned that a forest that has a healthy mixture of living trees, fallen decomposing trees, and dead standing trees is a healthy forest ecosystem. The talk focused on the deciduous forests of eastern North America. Many of the forests in this area were cut by the end of the last century, so most of the ancient old growth forests are long gone. Slowly our deciduous forests have come back; some of the key indicators to help judge the health of these forests were discussed. The presence of diagnostic species such as spring ephemerals (e.g. Trillium), Wood Warblers and Salamanders are good signs. Additional indicators include: more big trees, canopy composition, a diverse herbaceous layer, wildlife trees, woodpecker nesting trees, and coarse woody debris. The woody debris is a major source of biological diversity, allowing ferns, mosses and fungi to thrive. It is important for landowners with forested property to understand the benefits of maintaining and managing biological diversity. We learned that it is beneficial to a wide range of plants, animals and insects to let a tree that falls in the woods—just lie there. A general rule of thumb is to leave eight fallen trees per acre—the bigger

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Employer workshop to provide tools for addressing workforce shortages, gaps EMC News – When The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark consulted community leaders and employers in preparation for its Labour Market Planning Update for 2012/2013, many indicated they might benefit from an influx of Newcomers to Canada to address skilled trades and workforce shortages. A free Employer Workshop being held on Wednesday, March 27 at the Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation boardroom, located at 91 Cornelia St. West, Entrance B, in Smiths Falls, will provide tools for dealing with these worker shortages and hiring skilled immigrants. Hosted by the Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Project funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in collaboration with the LIP Renfrew and Lanark and the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) project, under which the recent development of an online job board for the County of Lanark and Town of Smiths Falls was funded, the event is aimed at those who hire and manage staff, HR professionals and business owners. Among the presenters for the 8:30 a.m. to noon session will be Garvin Cole, the Profile Auditor for HR North. Cole will be speaking on HR North, one of the projects undertaken by the Employers’ Council that was formed as part of the North Bay LIP. “Our LIP has been operating since 2005 so we are older than most,” says Don Curry, the executive director of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and co-chair of the North Bay LIP. “We have an established Employers’ Council that has completed a series of innovative projects, including HR North, which provides HR services for small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.” “We are at the start of a one-year pilot to see if it can

become self-sustaining and be a model for other regions in Canada.” Likewise, Andrea Seminaro, a citizen services specialist with Service Canada, will provide an overview of Service Canada programs and services, and how to access them. “The presentation will focus on services for employers, newcomers and the Working in Canada tool that provides a detailed labour market report customized to the occupation and geographic location for clients using it,” she explains. Kara Turner, website content developer and community liaison for Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls, will be outlining the benefits of hiring skilled immigrants. In addition, she will present the new Lanark County Job Board and show employers how to create a profile on the board. “With a new Lanark County Immigration Portal and Job Board, skilled immigrants can now have access to county wide information and search for potential jobs before they land in Canada,” Turner notes. “It will open up more opportunities for employers looking to hire skilled immigrants and make the process of reaching out to them easier and more beneficial to their company by finding the right candidate for the job.” Guest speaker for the workshop will be Citrine Huang, a newcomer from China. Employed at Guildline Instruments Limited in Smiths Falls, she will be sharing her experience as a foreign trained worker in Canada. Those wishing to participate in the upcoming workshop must pre-register by noon on March 22. Registrations can be made by contacting Dianne PinderMoss, coordinator of the Smiths Falls LIP Project, at or 613-283-4124, ext. 1184.

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Wild food club plans sugar bush tour March 23 EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The following are some of the recent activities held by the Lanark Wild Food Club (LWFC). The season opened with ice fishing on Family Day (Feb. 18) and we wanted to thank everyone for coming out and to say we had a wonderful time. Thanks again to Erik and Scott. Erik moved his shack back to where the fish are biting after the last person left. I think it goes without saying that he would welcome anyone to set up a line next to his green shack and red truck. Share the wealth, Erik. (Just joking!) Thanks also to Chad for making the survival walk that weekend an interesting and memorable day. John Muir walk March 16 Another walk will be held Saturday, March 16, led by Howard Clifford and to take place at Cliffland. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There are 15 registered so far and 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.

into this. A walk will be held Saturday, March 23 with registration at 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and finishes at noon. Space is limited due to the venue, but Keith will be able to better familiarize those there with the process, so sign up promptly. People must be registered in advance and confirmation will be given on 24 hours notice based on conditions. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. Directions: head west from Perth on Highway 7, turn north at Maberly and follow the road through town and again another one kilometre to the first crossroads. Turn west or left on Zealand Rd. (Silver Lake Rd.) and follow this past Wesleyan Camp to PIN# 1361 (about 10 kilometres). There will be an opportunity for everyone to wander through the Conboysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beautiful woodlot. Bring rubber boots and a lunch. Donations We would like to thank Paula for her donation of canning jars and Chris at the reuse centre for keeping an eye out for related supplies and equipment. These will be used by the club to put up food for the fall charity dinner. We would greatly appreciate similar donations anyone can offer. Foraging for fall dinner Volunteers are needed to participate in dedicated foraging days or pop-ups as Erik calls them, to stock the larders for the fall dinner. Participants can help preserve the food as well. Contact Peter Fischl at or any other board member if you are interested. For more information or to register for any LWFC events, visit their website: Everyone is welcome and the suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per family, per walk. 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.

Sugar bush tour March 23 Keith and Eleanor Conboy have graciously offered to open up their sugar bush so that we can see a hobby sugaring operation working in season. Keither tells me it is a smaller operation and that they boil down their Peter Fischl is a sap with wood. It would give us a good member of the Lanark idea how much work goes Wild Food Club.

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