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County council discusses many issues to wrap up 2012 EMC News – Here are the highlights from the regular Lanark County council meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Late-career nurse initiative approved Council has authorized the CAO/treasurer and the director of Lanark Lodge to proceed with a provincial agreement with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to secure a grant for the Late Career Nurse Initiative. The initiative was created in 2004 as a way to help organizations retain late-career nurses. They are a valuable resource for mentorship, but tend to take early retirement due to the physically demanding nature of their jobs. The initiative supports the retention of these nurses ages 55 and older by providing funding to organizations for salary replacement to allow them to participate in less physically demanding roles approximately one day per week. Lanark Lodge has received funding for one registered practical nurse and two registered nurses for a 10 to 16week period and has identified a number of specific projects and initiatives they will complete. “This will give us the opportunity to improve quality and risk-management activities whilst supporting the opportunity for continued mentorship by our late-career nurses,” said Deborah Pidgeon, Lanark Lodge director. Appointments approved Council approved the striking committee’s councillor appointments for committees, boards, commissions and

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Interval House receives emergency funding Council approved a motion to provide $35,000 to Lanark County Interval House as emergency funding for 2013. Interval House provides the only dedicated municipal antiviolence services, 24/7 emergency response and support to the women and children of Lanark County. The motion comes after Interval House approached the county earlier in the fall seeking help to address a funding shortfall. The county investigated whether sustainable funding could be provided to the shelter; however, there is no opportunity under current funding models. The county has also committed to lobby for provincial funding on the shelter’s behalf. Coun. Sharon Mousseau (Beckwith deputy reeve) read a statement from Interval House executive director Erin Todd, who thanked council for its belief in the work of the organization. “Your tenacity to seek out a solution, your willingness to create dialogue and your political will to find the funds to support he work and the women is an outstanding statement of collective voice and determination.”

RAP project team maintained Council has approved a recommendation to maintain the Road, Addressing and Parcels Project Policy project team, which works on operational procedures that improve the reporting of address update information to Bell 9-1-1 and emergency service organization dispatch centres. The team has worked to improve the quality of the road and address information maintained in the county and local municipal geographical information systems. It is made up of at least one representative from each local municipality, along with the county’s planning administrator and emergency services coordinator. Rick Hannah, emergency services coordinator, says the team developed and implemented a process that ensures the reporting to each emer-

gency service organization dispatch centres. “The bottom line is that the right information is getting to the right places in a timely manner,” he said. “This results in a more effective dispatch of emergency services to the residents of Lanark County.”


Seeking to retain historic documents Upon learning that vital historic documentation pertinent to the history of the county is slated to be transferred from the land registry office in Almonte to a temporary, unconfirmed location, council passed a motion to urge Minister of Government Services Dwight Duncan to retain the records within the county until a permanent location can be found locally. Councillor Susan Freeman (Tay Valley deputy reeve) explained the documents include wills, plans, property transaction records and land abstract books. Microfilm will be maintained at the registry office, but the original documents are to eventually be moved to the Ontario Archives in Toronto. Researchers have indicated the reproduction quality of the microfilm is sometimes poor compared to the original documents. These documents are used by researchers, historians, genealogists, students, lawyers and many others. Coun. John Fenik (Perth mayor) indicated the town may be able to offer temporary storage space for the items. Coun. Richard Kidd (Beckwith reeve) suggested the county has a solution in that this could be an economic development opportunity. The resolution will be circulated to Premier Dalton McGuinty, local MPs and MPPs, the registry office, local municipalities, Archives Lanark and the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus.

Accessibility plan approved Council passed a bylaw to adopting numerous accessibility policies. The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation multi-year plan outlines the policies and actions the county will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities over the next five years. The Consolidated Accessibility Policy addresses how the county achieves or will achieve accessibility within regulated timeframes. The Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disability Policy ensures the full participation of persons with a disability in employment at Lanark County. The Accessibility Procurement Policy ensures fair and accessible procurement practices that incorporate accessibility criteria. All fall under the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


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EMC News – The Town of Smiths Falls’ Off the Leash Dog Park Committee held at fundraising concert and silent auction Dec. 9 at the Smiths Falls Legion. Guests could find out more information about the proposed plan for the dog park, as well as bid on a variety of items in the silent auction. They were also entertained by the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute Reunion Band, who played many holiday favourites and other popular songs. Photo by ASHLEY KULP

Interval House receives funding from Lanark County feel that this is the only time the organization has ever felt the need to make such a request. To have a positive final outcome strengthens our confidence in our county and communities.� Lanark County Interval House will continue to collaborate with the county as council’s plan of action to work toward ending violence against women is realized. “We are looking forward to continued opportunities to work alongside and in support of our elected politicians of this county to see that Violence Against Women remains on agendas across the province,� said Lee-Todd. About Lanark County Interval House As the only shelter and support service in Lanark County for victims of woman abuse, LCIH offers not only a 24-hour Help Line and Emergency Shelter but also extensive Outreach Programs for women and children including: transitional support, community support, mother’s groups, child groups and youth groups, Lanark Highlands outreach, prevention programs and public education. In 2011, Lanark County Interval House responded to 2,259 crisis calls and helped hundreds of families through its Outreach services. All services are free and confidential. The Lanark County Interval House website can be found at

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EMC News – Lanark County Interval House is pleased to announce that Lanark County Council has awarded funding to Lanark County Interval House for the next fiscal year. County Council discussed this issue several times since October 2012 and has recognized that the services of LCIH and the much-needed funds to sustain and continue our work with the women and children of Lanark County are critical. “After a long journey, it is reassuring that the county council was able to demonstrate their political will and tenacity to support the work of LCIH – most importantly the women and children of the county,� said Erin LeeTodd, executive director of Lanark County Interval House. “We are grateful for the opportunity and funding, especially as the holiday season is upon us and service needs increase during this time of year. What a gift this council has offered and we appreciate the hard work that went into reaching this outcome.� “Given the pressures on council and the variable needs of local constituents, Lanark County Interval House women hear their value and their realities responded to in a way that has never happened before in our 34-year ‘herstory,’� she said. “While we recognize the limitations of the onetime funding, we


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Faces of Farming calendar highlights Perth egg farmer Stephanie Campbell EMC News – Passionate about telling the public about her family’s 200-year-old egg farm in Perth, Stephanie Campbell has undertaken a number of projects to achieve her goal. Campbell’s agricultural awareness efforts have spanned her local area, the campus of the University of Guelph, and various events across Ontario. They have even led to the creation of YouTube videos to share her message with a broader audience. In 2013, Stephanie will be featured as the face of November in the Faces of Farming Calendar published by Farm & Food Care Ontario. Her appearance in the calendar is sponsored collectively by the Farmers Feed Cities campaign and by Burnbrae Farms. “I enjoy showing my urban friends the farming life. We try to hold open houses and barn tours at least once a year,” says Campbell. During her time at Guelph while she completed her Crop

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McGuinty government announces new locked-door policy for Ontario elementary schools


work already being done in schools to support the wellbeing of students,” added Ontario Minister of Education, Laurel Broten. Background The government has provided funding to nearly 850 of Ontario’s 4,000 elementary schools for access device systems such as new locking doors, security cameras and buzzers. Ontario has expanded the Safe Welcome Program’s original criteria so it now

includes schools that have front doors visible from the main office; and every school board has in place a Local Police/School Board Protocol, which requires every school to have a lockdown plan in place that is practiced twice a year. Professional development and training has been provided for school and school board staff and local police services to implement the local protocol at both the elementary and secondary levels.


a safe and positive learning environment for every student. “When parents send their kids off to school they are putting their trust in us, and we have to get it right,” said McGuinty. “That’s why our government is committed to providing safe, welcoming places to learn for all our kids. It’s up to us to take all reasonable steps available to us to protect our kids. Locking school doors is a reasonable step.” “As a mother with two boys in school, I know our education partners take student safety seriously and provide an outstanding learning environment. A locked-door policy will help strengthen the good


EMC News – Ontario is providing renewed funding to elementary schools across the province to support a locked-door policy while students are in class. At the St. Fidelis Catholic Elementary School in Toronto last week, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, announced that the Safe Welcome Program would be reopened for applications. The program provides funding to schools that need support to install devices that give staff more control over who enters the school. Student safety is one of Ontario’s top priorities. The McGuinty government is committed to working with its education partners to provide the resources they need to reasonably ensure

Science degree, Campbell was secretary of the Poultry Club. Within two years the club increased to 60 members from 30, and had members both with and without agriculture backgrounds. The poultry club’s main objective was to get students interested and involved in the poultry industry. They toured farms, worked on a video in partnership with the Poultry Industry Council, and worked with the Turkey Farmers of Ontario on website projects. Other agricultural education projects Campbell works on include being part of Burnbrae Farms’ Young Ambassador Program, creating YouTube videos about her farm. You can see them on YouTube at She also helped to bring the Ag in the City event to Mississauga in 2010 and she’s been a volunteer at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Campbell is also involved in her Perth community through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County program and a youth program at a local church. In her spare time, Campbell enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with friends and family. As an eighth generation farmer, Campbell has a lot of passion for what she does. Although she took a summer job as a crop scout, someone who checks crops for insect, disease and weed pressure, she is still involved in her family’s farm. The farm, which her ancestors started in 1816, and which is now run by her parents, also has a registered grading station and self-serve egg stand. In earlier days of the farm, her grandfather delivered eggs to many local stores and restaurants, and the family continues to provide eggs to local businesses today. Although Campbell is still young, her parents recognize how important succession planning is on the farm, and have already started talking about her plans for the future. Campbell has a brother and a sister, but neither are currently interested in farming. Campbell’s dad is already sure to include her in decisions around the farm, asking her thoughts on various aspects of the current operation. Campbell is optimistic about her future in agriculture. “Now that I’m graduated, I’m excited and optimistic about my future in agriculture,” says Campbell. Patricia Grotenhuis is with Farm & Food Care Ontario.

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Leeds Grenville paramedics honoured Three United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Emergency Services (EMS) paramedics have received the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals. EMS supervisor, Steven Pinkney and paramedics Jennifer Labelle, and Joseph Matthews have received the medal and join the elite ranks of approximately 1,200 Canadians who have been honoured with the award, since its inception in 1994. Recipients must perform services to the public in an exemplary manner with good conduct and efficiency for at least 20 years, and have 10

Ed Sonnenburg (Carleton Place) • OPSEU Negotiations: Richard Kidd (Beckwith), Ed Sonnenburg (Carleton Place) • Lanark County Housing Corporation Board: John MacTavish, Donna Gourlay, Al Hahn • Lanark County Accessibility Advisory Sub-Committee: Martha Read, Richard Allan, Duncan Meikle, Angela Pagniello-Mantle • Lanark County Agricultural Advisory SubCommittee: Andrea McCoy-Naperstkow, Gordon

Patterson (pending) • Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation: Al Lunney, Reid Kilburn OP/ICSP: Brian Stewart (Lanark Highlands), John Levi (Mississippi Mills), John Gemmell (Perth), Susan Freeman (Tay Valley), Richard Kidd (Beckwith), Wendy LeBlanc (Carleton Place), Aubrey Churchill (Drummond/North Elmsley), Bill Dobson (Montague) standing members subject to change due to the election of the warden and community development chair.

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Low water conditions return to Rideau River watershed depths that the aquatic species prefer for their survival through the winter have not been achieved. Staff at the Perth and Smiths Falls water treatment plants are keeping an eye on conditions in the Tay and Rideau Rivers. With low water at the water intakes at Smiths Falls, there is the potential for frazil ice to accumulate. This slushy ice that forms in shallow water when temperatures are colder can restrict the capacity of the intake and require alternative methods to maintain supply. There are presently no problems with water supply for either community. Throughout the low water conditions in the summer, we asked that watershed residents reduce their water use as much as possible. Many

did so. While it is difficult to quantify the impact of such measures, it is still a good idea to make water conservation a habit and we encourage everyone to continue to be water aware. Conservation authority staff will continue to monitor conditions and communicate with water managers throughout the watershed. Updates to this message will be issued as conditions warrant. To learn more about Ontario’s Low Water Response program visit: http://www. Water/2ColumnSubPage/ STEL02_164583.html. Also, visit the RVCA website for local conditions. Submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.


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Defence critic charges Scott Reid blind to F-35 fiasco DEAR EDITOR: The fiscal incompetence and complete mismanagement of Canada’s largest military procurement since World War II has now been fully exposed. MP Scott Reid and the Conservative Party need to be held accountable for their total mishandling of the F-35. Two years ago they told Canadians that the government would replace our aging fleet of CF-18s with a sole-sourced contract for F-35s for only $9 billion—now thanks to an audit from KPMG we know the true cost of the F-35s will exceed $46 billion. The government said the F-35 was the only plane that could meet our needs—now they admit that other planes could. They always maintained that considering other options was irresponsible and they sole-sourced the contract—now they are looking at other planes.

They said there was a contract—now they don’t. This is how an incompetent government turns a $13 billion Liberal surplus in 2006 into a $142 billion accumulated Conservative deficit by 2012. The government lied, stonewalled, broke all the rules of procurement, evaded every safeguard, and attacked the credibility and patriotism of all those who dared challenge it. It asked voters to re-elect it using fraudulent numbers. Mr. Reid needs to stop the cheerleading and start asking serious questions about how the government is spending your hardearned tax dollars. He can’t serve his constituents with blinders on. Yours sincerely, John McKay, MP Liberal Party of Canada Defence Critic


Need becomes tougher after Christmas EMC Editorial – While the Christmas lights and tree may soon be coming down, our attention shifts gears to the start of a new year. Some focus on New Year’s resolutions and new starts while organizations like the Food for All Food Bank look to January as one of their toughest months. Food banks, Salvation Armies, Angel Tree campaigns are always highlights throughout the months heading into the holiday season. But heading out of the holiday cheer sometimes they get left out in the cold, so to speak. As long as people need to eat, the need will still be there for donations to all kinds of year-long programs. And the need keeps growing. Whether due to changing economic times, loss of jobs, or jobs which simply just don’t pay the bills, no one desires having to attend the food bank to fulfill their basic needs. According to the Ontario Association of Food Banks, 19 per cent of these organizations in the province have reported running out of food at least once during the year. A staggering 400,000 individuals are served by food banks throughout Ontario in a single month – 160,000 of those are children. And whether in Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Perth, Lanark, Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and all places in between, the need continues to grow. New families make the difficult decision to come forward and register, almost daily, for assistance. Something which will help in the years ahead was a recent donation from the Grocery Foundation – $100,000 – to be distributed to the Ontario Association of Food Banks. The donation carries over to the year after next as well. While $100,000 being split amongst 120 food banks may break it down into small numbers, every dollar helps an individual adult, a child, a family in need right in this community. The same can be said for any donations received by any food bank from the public.

Saturday night house party used to be a way of life EMC Lifestyle – What was left of the Christmas tree, was dragged out to the back of the woodshed. Standing in the kitchen, in the farthest corner, away from the Findlay Oval, was not enough to save the sprigs of the Spruce tree, most of which had been swept up and fed into the fire box. The decorations, loops of silver rope, saved year after year, the clip-on candle holders, which always terrified Mother, so sure was she the whole place would go up in smoke, and the few felt animals we attached to the branches, were finally wrapped in issues of the Renfrew Mercury and packed away for another year. The house was back to normal, and a new year was beginning. It was time to get back to the Saturday night house parties. In the summer time, most of the community activities centred around the church, but in the winter, socializing was done

in the homes. I loved the Saturday night house parties. No formal invitations were necessary, and it was beyond me how anyone knew where the party was being held. My much older, and wiser sister Audrey said she was sure Central would simply start ringing everyone who had a phone, and told them where the next party was taking place. At that time in my life, I thought that was a perfect explanation. When the party was at our house, everything movable was shoved against the kitchen walls to make way for the square dancers. Of course, the house had to be cleaned from top to bottom too. Even the bedrooms upstairs had to be readied... that’s where the youngest of us ended up. Neighbours started coming early in the evening. Horses and sleighs lined up in the yard. None had to be tied...they seemed to know they were expected to stay

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put, which always amazed me. Enough food would be brought to feed half of Renfrew County. Sandwiches filled 11-quart baskets which had been lined with spanking clean flour bag tea towels. These were of the simplest kind...roast pork and beef, and egg salad. Canned salmon was unheard of. Anyone who wanted to be real fancy, brought bologna, which was my very favourite. Slab cakes and molasses cookies were taken out to the summer kitchen to keep chilled and covered with more tea towels. Before anyone arrived, Mother would have the big shiny kettle boiling and at least two white aluminum tea pots

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simmering with green tea on the back of the stove. Of course, there were no clothes closets, so the coats were piled on the nearest bed, and it always amazed me that no one went home wearing someone else’s coat. Around the kitchen stove, galoshes and rubber boots were kept warm for the trip home. At our house the baking table was moved into the parlour for euchre and another game was always going on around the old pine table in the kitchen. There was much pounding of fists, loud laughing, and frivolity at both tables, and I often wondered if they took the game as seriously as I thought they did.

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Music filled the house. Uncle Alec Thom would bring his fiddle, Mother would take her mouth organ out of its blue velvet box, Father would grab two spoons, one of the Beam boys would tune up his guitar, and there was always someone ready to call for a ‘square.’ The youngest of us would be upstairs in a bedroom playing Parcheesi, or Jacks, and as the night wore on, it wasn’t unusual for five or six of us to stretch out crossways on a bed and fall asleep. When the Saturday night house party was at a neighbour’s home, and I was one of the ones bedded down, it was a mystery to me how I would wake up the next morning in my own bed! I would have no recollection of being carried out to the sleigh, or of being put into my bed. I would be wearing the same clothes I had worn that evening. The only thing missing would be my galoshes. So I often didn’t have

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to get dressed for church the next morning. When the party was at our house, I always hoped there would be some cookies or slab cake left to be enjoyed on Sunday, but there wouldn’t be a crumb of lunch left! By Sunday morning, everything in the kitchen would be back to normal. Mother and Audrey would have washed the dishes, and the furniture would all be back in place. The parlour door would once again be closed, and a braided mat rolled up against it. There was no need to heat a room that was never used in the wintertime except for the Saturday night house party. And so it went...all winter long. As normal as going to church every Sunday, or going into Renfrew to peddle chickens and butter, the Saturday night house party was a way of life back in those Depression years. And the price was right, too.

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Successful year for Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown where the park is located and will help the park better market itself in conjunction with the Thousand Islands brand that everyone else in the area uses.� Overall, it will assist with the economic development of the region. Among his other achievements this year, Brown notes his and his colleague’s success at maintaining the full season on the Rideau Canal. “When we first learned that Parks Canada was planning to shorten the length of the season we asked the Minister to allow us to conduct public consultations on the potential impact. As a result of those consultations we were able to convince the Minister that reducing the overall length of the season would not be in the best economic interests of the region.� In the fall, the Minister announced that the season would remain intact. Brown and his colleagues continue to work on canal issues in Ottawa. In the coming year a Private Member’s Bill will be introduced by one of his colleagues, with his support, to develop a new governance structure for the canals. Brown will also be introducing a Private Member’s Bill to provide a tax incentive for people who wish to donate or bequeath money for heritage restoration and conservation on the canals and at other historic sites. “Both these ideas were recommendations that I proposed in my report to the Minister,� he explained. “My annual Hockey Night in Leeds-Grenville was a huge success again this year,� added Brown. The game raised over $112,000 for the United Way of Leeds-Grenville. “George Tackaberry helped make this possible with a very large donation and I, and the United Way are grateful for his support,� Brown noted. “I also must

thank the other donors, the players, and organizers as well as the fans who came out to support the game.� As the year came to a close Brown learned that a number of projects will receive approval in Leeds-Grenville under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund announced in last spring’s budget. “There will be announcements about these in the new future,� he explains. Earlier in the year he was also pleased to participate in the groundbreaking for the new Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) facility being constructed in Brockville. “Our government provided a substantial amount to this project and I am pleased to see it moving ahead,� Brown said. Other important highlights of the year include the War of 1812 celebrations that took place in the riding as well as the opening of the new Heritage Center at Fort Wellington and the dedication of the rebuilt Joel Stone Heritage Park in Gananoque. “Recently in Gananoque we were also pleased to announce that the fiber optic cable installation for increased internet access for rural eastern Ontario has been completed in advance of its expected deadline in 2013,� Brown added. This year, Canada also celebrated the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne. “I was pleased, along with Senator Bob Runciman and MPP Steve Clark, to present a number of Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medals to deserving recipients from throughout Leeds-Grenville,� Brown noted. On another front: “I am also determined to do what I can to help Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands retain their casino,� he added.

“As well, I was pleased to be able to inform the community improvement group in Rockport earlier this fall that the government is prepared to divest itself of the Rockport dock. That community will be able to make use of the property if they wish to pursue its purchase,� Brown continued.

Canada-wide, the government has made some major announcements and has undertaken a lot of legislative changes to assist Canadians during the past year, Brown commented. In the coming year, Brown noted that he is looking forward to continued work on Rideau Canal issues, more

War of 1812 celebrations, and further infrastructure announcements for the riding. As well, the opening of the Aquatarium in Brockville, a facility developed with federal funding, is being anticipated in June. Submitted by the office of Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown.

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EMC News – Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville notes that as 2012 draws to a close, Bill C-44 that includes his Private Member’s Bill on Compassionate Care, received Royal Assent Dec. 14. “This has been an extremely busy and productive year as our majority government has been able to pass legislation,� said Brown. “I am particularly pleased that the government adopted my Compassionate Care Bill and it has now become law.� The Compassionate Care Bill was inspired by LeedsGrenville resident Sharon Ruth whose family dealt with the trauma of one parent giving up an income to stay home with an ill child. She contacted Brown shortly after he was first elected and he immediately began working on this bill. He re-introduced the bill after each successive minority government election. “Sharon fought hard for this bill and I am grateful for her continued diligence and hard work,� Brown said. “Having a stable majority government has allowed us the time required to pass this bill into law.� The Compassionate Care portion of Bill C-44 will give parents 37 weeks of employment insurance supported leave to care for a critically ill child. It will come into effect in June 2013. As the year draws to a close Brown notes that another of his Private Member’s Bills is being debated in the Senate. An act to change the name of St. Lawrence Islands National Park to Thousand Islands National Park passed second and third reading in the House of Commons this year and moved to the Senate for debate early in December. “Changing the name of this park has been discussed since the 1970s,� explained Brown. “It will help identify

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Ah, the joys of winter: Freezing rain isn’t one of them EMC Lifestyle – I don’t know about you, but I would rather have 50 centimetres of snow than one millimetre of freezing rain! There is nothing worse than even the thinnest veneer of freezing precipitation. Highways, streets, sidewalks and driveways can very quickly become off limits. Depending on the temperature and the thickness, ice can be very difficult to contend with. Large plows salt and sand can quickly make major highways and local arteries safer. Home maintenance involving freezing rain is an unwelcome and difficult chore. Whether you subscribe to the global warming or weather cycle theories, the incidence of freezing rain in Eastern Ontario in recent years is definitely up. Precipitation that once fell as snow is now more likely to come down as freezing rain, ice pellets or a combination of the two. We’ve already had more than enough of this sort of weather to suit me this year. To put it mildly, freezing rain is unwelcome. The elderly and the infirm are even more confined than they usually are during the long and unpredictable Canadian winter. For the rest of us freezing rain is a headache we would rather not face. If you don’t have a garage, dealing with

ice covered windshields is annoying. So is trying to remove the stuff from driveways and walks. In this region the mere mention of freezing rain conjures up images of “The Ice Storm.” The truly incredible weather situation that occurred in January 1998. It was a true nightmare! Although such storms are rare (thankfully) you can’t blame anyone who lived through that disaster for shuddering at the mere thought of it. Most Canadians have their own horror stories about freezing rain. Besides the 1998 mess, my wife and I experienced a similar situation when we lived in St. Thomas, Ontario in the 1970s. That’s another column however! Kathleen is a native of Chatham, Ontario which is also my mother Molly’s hometown. Chatham is located in Ontario’s so-called “Banana Belt”. Typically snow is less frequent there than it is here. But given the close proximity of communities in southwestern Ontario to the Great Lakes, freezing rain in winter is common. Before we were married, I often journeyed from St. Thomas, where I was a reporter at the daily St. Thomas Times-Journal, to Chatham. On weekends I visited my then fiancée Kathleen as well as my own family members

ing. This road is a sheet of glass.” I realized I shouldn’t slam the brakes on. Otherwise I could end up careening out of control. There were deep ditches on both sides of the highway. I gently pressed the brake. The car ahead was getting bigger and bigger. The conversation in the other vehicle continued unabated. They didn’t know I was only a few metres away and closing fast. I didn’t panic. I just kept pressing the brake. It was working. I was gradually losing speed but my tires couldn’t grip the icy pavement. The ladies were getting larger and larger. I could see their hands moving and, eventually, their lips moving. I was still skidding but my car was slowly (far too slowly) coming to a halt. The crucial moment came when I was less than two metres behind the big car ahead. “Will I be able to stop in time or not?” I thought. The gap grew smaller. I was so close I could nearly have joined the conversation. This all happened in a matter of seconds. Fortunately there were no other vehicles behind. I had checked my rear view mirror! Just at the most critical moment my tires encountered an

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in the city. I had a tough editor at the time, a native of England. On occasion his heart would soften enough to let me leave early on a winter afternoon so I could make the 90-minute drive to Chatham in daylight. Unforgettable In that part of the world weather systems blow off Lake Erie frequently, sometimes with very little warning. During one of my excursions I experienced something I have never forgotten. Normally I would take lightly traveled Highway 3 rather than drive my compact car on busy Highway 401. The route, known locally as the Talbot Trail, hugs the north shore of Lake Erie and is sometimes within viewing distance of the lake. It was a Friday afternoon in December and although it was overcast it was slightly above zero. When I set off the weather forecast called for an occasional rain shower. About halfway on my journey I crossed the Elgin County line into what was then

Kent County (now ChathamKent). It was a gray afternoon and there was a slight breeze, but the road was dry and I was making good time. Just after entering Kent some light mist suddenly appeared on the windshield. The wipers took it away easily and I continued along at the same speed. I soon noticed a large car ahead of me. As I quickly closed the gap I could see it was filled with people. I was soon able to discern that it was a carload (a driver and four passengers) of older ladies. They were also westbound and appeared to be engaged in an animated conversation. We were on a gradual bend in the road and I realized they were traveling at a lower rate of speed. It was time to apply the brakes and wait for an opportunity to pass safely. I pressed the brake pedal on my little Datsun. Nothing happened. “What is this,” I thought. “Have the brakes failed?” In a split second it dawned on me. “The rain is freez-

area of drier pavement. The brakes did their job and I slid toward the shoulder of the road and came to a halt. By now the big vehicle ahead was, mercifully, getting smaller. I could see the conversation was still going full blast. They never knew what almost hit them! I remember carefully pulling onto the shoulder of the highway and sitting there for a few minutes until my rapidly beating heart stilled. Off I went again, at a slower rate of speed. After traveling several kilometres a salt truck loomed ahead. The Department of Highways was already responding to the unexpected arrival of freezing rain. Mercifully, the remainder of my excursion was uneventful. The moral of the story? Carefully test your braking capacity when you encounter rain drops while driving in winter. In this country you never know when it’s going to freeze! Of course slowing down is also essential during the winter months, a lesson I learned that day more than 40 years ago. The bottom line? I hate freezing rain! If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers. com.

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High-speed Internet service for rural areas spurs new companies, expansion EMC News - The Monieson Centre at Queen’s School of Business hosted a number of local and global experts Dec. 4 to examine the rising importance of high-speed Internet in rural areas at a conference entitled Connecting the Future: Rural Broadband Technology, Policy and Impact. Dave Chiswell, CEO of Ottawa-based Storm Internet Services Inc., will provide his view on the transformative impact of the Internet on rural economies. Chiswell cites macro-economic statistics that show how a 10 per cent growth in broadband penetration adds one to three per cent to a country’s Gross Domestic Product, and pinpoints examples of interesting rural Internet applications including farmers who extend WiFi into their fields to connect Internet-equipped tractors. “This is all about an economic tool that really makes a difference,� said Chiswell. “We know from our customers that our Internet service spurs the creation of new companies, expansion of current firms, it increases real estate values, and it encourages people to live in rural areas because they can

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Save the bobolink: Buy Ontario beef to protect species these birds inhabited native grasslands, beaver meadows and areas cleared by First Nations. Most of this habitat was destroyed following European settlement. But the two birds adapted quite well to the pastures and hayfields created for livestock. The problem is that hayfields and pastures are also disappearing due to poor economic returns in the beef industry and current strong markets for corn and soybean crops. With these economic pressures and the abandonment of farms in some cases, even these replacement habitats are disappearing. The fate of bobolink, meadowlark and the beef cattle industry are thus closely intertwined. On top of that, the timing of hay harvests coincides with the peak nesting period for bobolinks and meadowlarks, resulting in high levels of mortality for nestlings. Fortunately, the ESA is flexible enough to accommodate complex situations like this. While it generally prevents harm to an endangered species and its habitat, it also provides a number of “relief valves.” For starters, farmers have been given a three-year exemption (until November 2014) from habitat protection requirements for both birds. So for now, farmers can carry on their farm operations as they have always done, without fear of repercussions under the ESA. The exemption provides a window for farmers and conservationists to put their heads together to try to find a happy ending for this story, one that works for the birds and farmers alike. Coming up with innovative solutions is the job of the multistakeholder Bobolink Round Table, co-chaired by former

Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Bette Jean Crews and Jon McCracken from Bird Studies Canada. This group has been hard at work discussing the challenges farmers face and considering potential options that can benefit farmers who are willing to establish and maintain grassland habitat for bobolink and meadowlark. It is advising the provincial government

on policies and programs that cover everything from farming practices and landowner incentives to research and education. The breadth of the group’s work recognizes that bringing a species back from the brink requires a number of coordinated initiatives. The burden cannot fall on just one group, such as farmers. There seems to be a fair degree of optimism

that practical solutions can be arrived at. It will then be up to the government to ensure that the necessary resources are put in place to implement these solutions, whether it is incentives for landowners, education and outreach programs, or market-based conservation mechanisms. Given the good will that exists around the table, and the tools available under the

ESA, it should be possible to turn the double-edged sword of endangered species stewardship into something we can all feel good about. After all, farmers are used to waking up with the birds and our farms would be poorer places without them. Submitted by Anne Bell (Ontario Nature) and Gerald Rollins (Ontario Cattlemen’s Association).

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EMC News – This month the government of Ontario released its action plan to protect the diversity of plant and animal life in Ontario. The plan, entitled “Biodiversity: It’s in our Nature,” calls on citizens, organizations, businesses and government agencies to take steps to sustain the rich web of life in Ontario for present and future generations. The plan recognizes that Ontario’s farmers have a special and critical role to play in protecting biodiversity through their ongoing stewardship of rural landscapes. Yet stewardship often comes with a price. Take endangered species, for example. For farmers, discovering an endangered species on your land is a good news, bad news story: Good news because it means that you are doing something right when it comes to helping nature; bad news because of potential conflicts with farm operations. That’s been the story for a lot of farmers whose hayfields and pastures provide habitat for bobolinks and eastern meadowlarks, two songbirds recently listed as ‘threatened’ under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). While the birds are not rare, they have been experiencing a steep decline in numbers in Ontario and across much of their breeding range. Both of the birds and their habitat are now protected by law – so what does that mean for hayfields and pastures? According to recent articles in some Ontario newspapers, it means bad news plain and simple. But there’s more to this story. To begin, without farmers there would be very few bobolinks and meadowlarks nesting in Ontario. Originally,










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Hillier: Justice system an injustice for taxpayers EMC News – Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-FrontenacLennox & Addington, condemned the McGuinty Liberal Government over Ontario’s overpriced justice system and the McGuinty Liberals’ inability to deal with their spending addiction. “The people of Ontario expect a fair justice system. Not only one that’s fair for defendants and plaintiffs, but for the taxpayers as well,” said Hillier. Hillier’s comments follow the release of the Ontario Auditor General’s (AG) 2012 Report and its indictment of our expensive criminal justice system. The Auditor General surveyed the mismanagement and overspending and highlighted the incompetencies when it comes to our justice system. Hillier noted four examples from the Auditor General’s report of just how mismanaged and spendthrift the McGuinty Liberals are when it comes to criminal justice: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) costs are up 27 per cent over five years. The number of

calls to the OPP hasn’t changed over that time The number of Crown Attorneys and their cost have doubled. The number of criminal charges handled by them is unchanged. The OPP doesn’t know the location of around 200 police vehicles it owns. The Auditor General noted “instances where seized cash, weapons and drugs, as well as officers’ weapons, were either improperly stored or accounted for, or were missing.” “When the Auditor General can’t get the OPP to locate 200 police vehicles that they own, it is a pretty glaring example of recklessness and waste of our tax dollars,” said Hillier. “We have seen a steady increase in the size and cost of government under Premier McGuinty; it is unsurprising yet disappointing when the AG can find so many examples of waste in just one government department.” Submitted by the office of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington MPP Randy Hillier.


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The more the merrier at Christmas for one area family EMC Lifestyle – For the McCooeye family of the Middleville area, Christmas has always been a special time to rejoice. And with their family of 12 children, the oldest 25 and the youngest six, Lise and Kevin have developed and kept alive, traditions that embrace their strong Christian beliefs. This year, with 10 of the children still at home, and now Lise’s Mother living with them, and with neighbours, friends and other relatives dropping in, it won’t be unusual for up to 30 or more people to sit down for a meal. Preparations begin early. Already the children will have picked a sibling’s name for the gift exchange. The gifts must be given a lot of thought. “It must be something that is needed,” Lise says. “I don’t do malls,” she adds. Christmas Eve is a very special time in the McCooeye house. This is the time for carol singing by candlelight, and when the children exchange their gifts. “It’s a tradition we started when they were all just babies, and we have kept it up.” And it’s on Christmas Eve that the family has a feast of favourite foods...not the traditional turkey, but ham, meat balls and desserts. But that isn’t the end of the Christmas celebrations. On Christmas morning, the parent’s gifts to their children are opened. And as one can imagine, with such a large family, that venture alone can wile away a good portion of the day. “And this is a day for leftovers,” Lisa says. While most of us will be digging into roasted turkey with all the trimmings, for the McCooeyes that treat is yet to come. Lise puts a great deal of effort into decorating the house in true Christian spirit. By the first of December the Nativity Scene will be in place, and the Christmas Village on display. “We concentrate on the true meaning of Christmas...the birth of Jesus. And our decorations reflect that aspect of Christmas,” she says. Of course, there is the usual Christmas tree...a real one, coming right out of the bush on their 100 acre property. This is the same property the McCooeyes bought in 1999 which now nets them most of their food from the massive gardens Lise and the children tend. Their Christmas meals will consist of their own blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, as well as vegetables stocking two freezers. They also depend on their root cellar where they can go down to anytime and get carrots, potatoes, turnips, and even their own apples.

This is a family that really lives off the land. They depend on hunting for their meat in the winter, and buying local beef in the summer. They live entirely off the grid, depending on a generator and solar power. Perhaps it has much to do with Lise’s French heritage, but emphasis is put into New Year’s Eve. This is when the entire family gets together for fun. There is great frivolity around the pinata Lise creates, as each child battles for the prizes within. It’s a little hard to visualize but apparently, each prize can be retrieved only by wearing oven mitts! There is music from guitars, much singing, and laughter, as the family and friends gather to greet the New Year. Now, comes New Year’s day. That’s when the turkey dinner emerges! And this is when Lise prepares for visits from extended families, grandparents, and whomever else happens to be in the neighbourhood. It isn’t unusual for more than 30 people to sit down to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings! As Lise says, “don’t drop in unless you are prepared to stay for dinner.” Between Christmas and New Year’s, the McCooeyes rent a hall and anyone who wants to can go and enjoy music, square, round, ballroom, modern and Scottish dancing. They never know how many are going to show up. It can be anywhere from their own family and friends up to 50 people. And of course, what would Christmas be without carols? For the McCooeyes that means bundling up (unless the weather is unbearable) and heading out doorto-door in Middleville and singing carols. It is their way of spreading Christmas cheer with the whole family in tow. Church has always played an important role in the life of the McCooeyes. They attend the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ottawa and take an active part. Celebrating Christmas and rejoicing in its true meaning means a lot to this large and energetic family. One has to wonder how Lise manages with 12 children and still stay on top of her everyday responsibilities. Her philosophy is pretty simple. “I pray a lot. And I pray that the Lord keeps me healthy.” It obviously works. While all of us celebrate the Christmas season in our own special way, it’s heartwarming to hear of a family like the McCooeyes who enjoy a simpler, but full lifestyle, truly enveloped in the true meaning of this special time of year. It’s hard not to catch their spirit and rejoice with them.

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EMC News - Above, Janet Short (of Beckwith Public School) and Tara Hedderson and Janet Nelson of Duncan J. Schoular Public School in Smiths Falls want the province to know “Teachers put students first every day”, while (right) Anne Muldoon, a teacher at Duncan J. Schoular School deposits her donation to the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank during the one-day strike Dec. 20 outside Chimo Elementary School.

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EMC News – Bob Umpherson may not be Johnny Cash, but he too has walked the line. Back in 1997, the Stewart School instrumental music and Grade 6 teacher walked the picket line with teachers across Ontario to protest against then-Premier Mike Harris. Now, 15 years later, another job action, and a Liberal premier this time, and Umpherson again finds himself walking the picket line set up at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Wilson Street, in front of the Perth pool on the chilly morning, Thursday, Dec. 20. “This job action, I don’t really want to compare to that,” said Umpherson, the communications officer for the striking teachers at the Stewart School picket., noting that the circumstances are different. “We are trying to replace a bill (Bill 115, Putting Students First Act of 2012) that takes away the democratic rights not only of teachers but all workers. If this goes through, it gets through every public sector worker.” Umpherson started teaching in 1984 in northern Manitoba,

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before moving and beginning teaching at Duncan J. Schoular elementary school in Smiths Falls in 1987. He stayed at that school until 1997, when he moved to Perth’s Stewart School, where he and other teachers walked out at the end of October. So far, this time around, only two children have asked him on the playground just what all of the fuss was about, but no parents have given him any guff about the teachers’ actions, part of a series of rotating, one-day strikes across the province. Teachers at The Stewart School, as well as at other Perth-area public schools, have been “taking a pause with volunteering,” their time with extra-curricular activities since September, with some exceptions, like some running teams and school Christmas concerts. “We didn’t start teams and then yank them away,” said Umpherson. “That would have (caused) a lot more of a hue and cry.” For himself, the workto-rule on extra-curriculars means that there is no school band at Stewart this year. “Teachers love to do their extra-curriculars,” said Um-

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pherson. “They love their music. But we can’t have a government imposing a collective agreement on us. It’s unprecedented. It’s never happened to this school before.” Umpherson said he was unsure what action the teachers would take in the new year, but he is uncertain what will happen when a new premier takes over at the end of January. “It’s easy to say that when you are all outside the situation,” said Umpherson of comments made by several Ontario Liberal leadership

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candidates at a recent meeting in Carleton Place about pausing or cancelling Bill 115. Umpherson said, “The one thing that annoys me is the misleading statements by (Education) Minister Laurel Broten,” who stated that the government had been trying to negotiate with the teachers since February. Not so, says, Umpherson. With their contract having run out at the end of August, it would have been illegal for them to enter into contract negotiations beforehand. “What upsets us is that we want to negotiate, and to have a government say, ‘Here is what we are going to give you and if you don’t (accept it), we will force it on you,’ that’s not democratic,” said Umpherson. Some critics of the teachers’ union have pointed to the deal the McGuinty government has struck with the province’s doctors, but he challenged this, stating that doctors were allowed to find efficiencies whereas teachers were not allowed to do so. “We have gone through a wide process,” said Umpherson. “Yeah, we’re ticked off, but we don’t do this as a first step. At least let us negotiate a pay freeze. Don’t impose it.”

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EMC News – Crime does pay, but seldom for long. But when you’re in jail, you can’t take it with you. And when the criminals do get caught, the money ends up in the government’s pocket. OPP Det. Cst. Liam Watkins of the asset forfeiture unit, has seen poetic justice for himself, when the illgotten gains of criminals get seized by law enforcement – and even used by law enforcement themselves to fight crime. This past summer, he flew to Los Angeles to take part in a Drug Enforcement Agency investigation. He was picked up at the airport by a brother officer in a fancy MercedesBenz with spinning rims. “How on earth did you afford that, on your budget?” Watkins asked. “Oh, we didn’t buy it,” the American officer replied. “It was seized in New Jersey and it was shipped here, where it wouldn’t be recognized,” and reused for good by law enforcement. Back in Canada, the proceeds of crime still help the law-abiding, but in good Canadian fashion, tend to go to less ostentatious good causes. A recent case saw to it that $35,000 in criminal assets was donated to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, on the consent of the defence counsel in the case. “So, not all defence attorneys are bad guys,” Watkins joked. Watkins was speaking at the Lanark County police services board association’s quarterly meeting at the Carleton Place arena on Wednesday, Dec. 5 about property seizure and how criminal assets are handled, and the quick legal improvisation that has to be done to catch the bad guys. During one investigation in 2011, Watkins and his officers identified what they believed to be a stash house in the east end of Ottawa. “People would come in

with an empty bag and come out with a full bag,” and vice versa, he said. “In our minds, he was dealing drugs.” On take-down day, however, as police officers swarmed over the house, they found exactly zero drugs on the property – but did find a bag with $45,000 in cash, specifically, $20 and $50 bills. “I had nothing to charge him with,” said Watkins. Nothing illegal about the bag – until they took a closer look. “The bag itself was laced with cocaine,” said Watkins. That sealed the deal in connecting the money to the possession of cocaine. As the justice system wheels along, a provincial agency, the Seized Property Management Directorate, looks after seized property and money until the legal issues are sorted out. But clever criminals often have extra money stashed away for a rainy day. Here, the police can resort to civil, not criminal, courts to get at that money. “In civil court, it’s balance of probability,” said Watkins. In criminal court, however, it’s harder to secure a conviction, or get to the money, because “I didn’t see them do it and they didn’t admit to doing it.” Using forensic accounting, the police can report how much money they believe a criminal has stashed away, beyond what he has declared he has access to. “Of course, it’s never the amount we want,” once a judgment is rendered, “but we take what we can get,” said Watkins. Sometimes, even defining just what the proceeds of crime are can be hard to pin down. About $1,000 derived from selling drugs is, clearly, proceeds of crime derived from criminal activity. But what if that money is then used to buy a stereo system? “That stereo system would then be considered the proceeds of crime,” said Watkins.

Watkins pointed out that criminals are, like many people, motivated by money, but unlike most people, who work hard and play by the rules, criminals use devious methods to get their money. “You wouldn’t really do it (crime) for entertainment,” said Watkins. “They do it for the money. (But) it’s very dangerous.” Money laundering Criminals also use money laundering as a way of “cleaning” their ill-gotten gains. Watkins once listened in to an intercepted, wiretapped telephone conversation between a criminal and, of all people, his mother, as the criminal talked about how he was trying to clean some money. “You can’t just walk into a bank with $100,000 cash,” the criminal said. “If you walk in with $100,000 in cash, all sorts of bells and whistles would go off,” said Watkins, finding himself in odd agreement with the criminal, for once. “They want to break that up in to smaller amounts. They are able to muddy the trail of that $100,000.” Even the police know how hard it can be to deposit money. “We will get phone calls from bank managers when we show up with large sums to deposit, and we have shown up in full uniform,” said OPP Sgt. Rob Croth. One method that criminals use to launder money is using no-name automatic teller machines (ATM). “In my opinion, oftentimes, those ATM machines are the tools of money launderers,” said Croth, referring to “white label,” no name ATMS not affiliated with the major banks. “Not all of them, mind you,” he hastened to add. Criminals also use shell companies to launder their money, and profits can be used to conduct legitimate business or reinvest in other criminal activities.

Financial planner to find out if he is headed for jail on May 27 By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News – Disgraced financial planner Robert L. Dickson did not have to spend the Christmas holidays in jail. With about 90 minutes to go before his sentencing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Wednesday, Dec. 19, attorneys approached Justice John Waugh to ask for the case to be remanded to Monday, May 27, 2013. The Carleton Place resident had been scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 18, but Waugh adjourned sentencing after a morning of emotional victim impact statements. Dickson has pleaded guilty

to theft over $1,000, uttering a forged document, fraud under $1,000, falsifying/destroying books, and false accounting/ deceiving. Crown attorney Kimberly Moore had requested that Dickson serve between six and 12 months in jail, followed by three years probation, and that a restitution order be made against him. Defence attorney Richard Knott, however, requested two-years-less-a-day of a conditional sentence, followed by three years probation, so Dickson can continue to work to pay off his debt to his victim’s family. Dickson stole about $103,000 from Catherine

Fraser, from 1995 to 2010. For a portion of this time, Fraser was suffering from dementia. Dickson has paid back about $12,000 as of Oct. 18, with another cheque for $5,000 presented to the court that same day, to go towards restitution, bringing the outstanding amount to about $87,000. Fraser died in March of 2010.


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EMC News - Volunteers Bill Bradley pushes a shopping cart while Albert Duffy deposits a number of items for one of about 420 gift baskets put together by the Salvation Army.


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Legion Levee features return of Legion award By STACEY ROY

EMC Events - This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jan. 1 celebration at the Legion will feature the return of a very important award - Legionnaire of the Year. The award has been hanging at the hall since it was last presented in 1989, but Carol Levere, Legion president felt it was time to bring it back.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People need to be recognized,â&#x20AC;? she said. The giving by Legion members is an activity that takes place every day of the week and something the organization is keen to recognize. This holiday season the Ladies Auxiliary and Club 60 funded the presentation of over 60 gift bags that were handed out to veterans and la-

dies auxiliary who live in the five Smiths Falls area nursing homes, are shut ins, etc. Ladies made their visits last week to Lombard Manor, Willowdale, Van Horne Manor, Broadview and Rosebridge Manor. The annual levee service will begin at 1 p.m. with attendees welcome to come in at noon.


EMC News - Staff at Saint Elizabeth Home Health Care on Cornelia Street donated gifts and enough food for all three meals on Christmas day to one area family waiting to be matched up to their Big Sister and Brother. Rhonda Low (third from left) of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County accepted the donation Dec. 19. Representing the company was (left to right): Lorie Desalbo, Roxanne Gagnon, Sherri Stevens, Ann Maslen, Matt Williams, and Helana McKeag.

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EMC News - Smiths Falls resident, Sheila Coutts (left), is all smiles after winning the DBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas draw for four round-trip train tickets to Toronto, courtesy of VIA Rail Canada. Couttsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; completed the winning ballot while in Precision Hair Design, on William St. W. Here, DBA Board Chair, Maire Hogan (right), hands Coutts her travel voucher for her trip to Toronto in 2013. Submitted photo

EMC News - Beth Sinclair and Cliff Woods, staff from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County pose at the Bakery CafĂŠ in the Davidsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Courtyard recently after serving soup during the lunch hour. Patrons enjoyed a bowl of soup in exchange for a donation to the local childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity.

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Youth mentor advocate receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal By STACEY ROY



MPP Randy Hillier applauds Jennifer Miller, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County after presenting her with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and certificate Dec. 19 at the Courtyard Café in Smiths Falls. in Smiths Falls. “Her impact locally at our agency has been monumental,” read Robin Heald, former coworker who was relaying the staff’s application submission. “She’s inspirational and a true leader in this community.” MPP Randy Hillier was

among the many to applaud Miller in her receipt of the medal last week. In congratulating the local woman for this honour, he highlighted the objective of the medal, which is to reflect the Queen’s persistent generosity and spirit of volunteerism as something

Miller exemplifies so well. Her work as executive director has yielded much growth for the organization from tripling the number of children they serve to adding a second charity clothing store and increasing staff to meet the growing demands.

EMC News - Serving and protecting the Town of Smiths Falls is a responsibility all staff at the Smiths Falls Police Service share, but at the end of the day the buck stops with the Chief and Deputy Chief of Police. “Our job is to be sure that we provide an effective, efficient and safe environment for officers and our community,” said Chief Bob Dowdall. The work of oversight rests with Chief Dowdall and Deputy Chief Mark MacGillivray with the assistance of Janice Thomlinson, administrative assistant. Everything from daily operations to human resource issues for the 36 staff members employed to ensuring legislation and acts are met fall within the administrative role. “Everything we do is driven by policy, driven by procedure,” Chief Dowdall said. The Police Services Act is only where it begins. The service then develops local policies that reflect the

community’s needs and local realities that work handin-hand with the act. “There is a great deal of time spent in making decisions as to how we deploy our resources to meet these needs,” Deputy Chief MacGillivray said. Meeting these needs while being fiscally responsible with municipal dollars is a balancing act of which the chief is always mindful, but isn’t the only consideration in a day. Another ongoing challenge is keeping pace with the technological advances of the industry. From the introduction of laptops in the cruisers to the sophisticated radio and 9-1-1 call systems now in place, the Smiths Falls Police Service has access to the best tools available. The police service has used every tool it has to deal with the heavy administrative demands it has had placed on it this year. Plans to celebrate the service’s 125th anniversary got underway early in the year followed by a command See POLICE page SF7


EMC News - Receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal wasn’t something Jennifer Miller of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBS) expected, but it was the loving words of her coworkers that made her speechless. A surprise presentation was made to Miller Dec. 19 at the Courtyard Café on Russell Street with friends and colleagues around her. “The biggest honour are those kind words that the staff wrote,” Miller said in accepting the medal and certificate. The executive director of the mentorship organization was honoured for championing the cause of mentorship both at the county and provincial level. She is a founding member of the Ontario Mentoring Coalition. “I do believe in the power of mentorship and I believe in the work we do in this community,” Miller said. For the last six years Miller and her husband have been living the words of mentorship by volunteering to be a Big couple to their little sister. In addition, she is active in parent council and was part of the effort to restore and grow Sunday school at Bethel Pentecostal Church

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Ministry to reply to clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walleye stocking proposal By STACEY ROY

EMC News - Members of the Westport Area Outdoor Association (WAOA) can see themselves growing into being the source for stocking walleye in eastern Ontario, but must wait for the Ministry of Natural Resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (MNR) response next month before moving forward. Representatives from the WAOA, the Big Rideau Lake Association and the Rideau Lakes Environmental Fund attended a Dec. 12 meeting at the fish hatchery in Westport with ministry biologists to see if they would get clearance to stock walleye in Big Rideau Lake or the Upper Rideau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to add to the production thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already there and enhance it,â&#x20AC;? noted Doug Good of the Big Rideau Lake and Rideau Lakes Environmental Fund. Anne Bendig, MNR biologist in the Kemptville office, noted stocking has been done a number of times since 1995 resulting in the natural spawning fishing enthusiasts are seeing. She added changes to the regulations on what size of female walleye can be pulled from the lake will come into effect January 2013 making it allowable to harvest 10-20 inch walleye only and keeping the larger fish with more eggs in the water to reproduce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re now going to have that added to our tool kit,â&#x20AC;? Bendig added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to make a big impact in eastern Ontario as well.â&#x20AC;? For some time the Westport hatchery has been stocking Sand Lake (that is stocked for fishing enthusiasts to take them out) in the village of Westport and are hoping next year to move beyond this lake


Fish ponds at the Westport fish hatchery.


Bob Bergmann, regional fisheries biologist for southern region, holds up two definitive books about the stocking and management of walleye in lakes and rivers during the Dec. 12 meeting at the Westport fish hatchery.

to other eastern Ontario areas following approval from the ministry. A formal answer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expected until after the new year, but ministry biologists who attended last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting sited a number of pre-requisites including a demonstrated depressed fish population and an environment that would be supportive of walleye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the lake doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a problem then stocking is not an option,â&#x20AC;? added Bob Bergmann, regional fisheries biologist for southern region of

Upper Rideau lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the population is considered at least viable.â&#x20AC;? What isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t viable is the situation of fluctuating water levels the club has experienced during the last two spawning seasons. Mike Fry of WAOA said the ministry has committed to fixing the waterspout, but discussions with Parks Canada and the ministry are ongoing to see if they can ensure stable water levels for a period of one month during spawning season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big challenge for

us,â&#x20AC;? Fry said. Bill Stillwell, of Big Rideau Lake Association noted he and other fishermen have noticed smaller walleye catches in the waters, which indicates natural production is taking place, but the concern is growth isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happening fast enough for communities and businesses who rely on the tourism fishing brings to the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more people we have coming here the better it is for everybody, but we need fish,â&#x20AC;? Stillwell added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we need to keep the local businesses going.â&#x20AC;? The clubs are willing to provide some funding if the MNR will approve a shortterm five-year agreement with the WAOA to stock fish in either the Big Rideau or Upper Rideau Lakes. Another request is to have access to fry or eggs from White Lake hatchery. Bendig said she will look into this, but

the club would only get fry or eggs if they were not needed for White Lake and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be counted on annually. This request was made in recognition of the age of club volunteers who each spring stand in the cold waters to catch fish for stocking. The impact of global warming and the presence of a variety of fish in area lakes will mean a new normal for fish populations going forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is changing our lakes irreversibly,â&#x20AC;? Bergmann added of climate change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chances are weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never get that back at least not to the level it was 30 years ago.â&#x20AC;? He noted the addition of zebra muscles in the lakes is clearing up the water and making it harder for the walleye to exist. The biologists noted almost all walleye populations in the region have had stocking done at one time or other. In

fact, a report is pending that will tell biologists if there are any walleye in the region that could be considered native to area lakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rideau system has a chance to beâ&#x20AC;? included Bergmann said. He encouraged the club to have a long-term plan for the Westport hatchery if they wished to invest in the infrastructure, to which Mike Fry of WAOA expressed their vision for the hatchery to be the hub for put, grow and take lakes in the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is free labour,â&#x20AC;? Fry said. Before this project gets underway Bendig had some project suggestions for the club, including monitoring the nearby islands in the spring to see if walleye are spawning there. This could strengthen the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal for stocking if those newly added fish have a place to multiply naturally.






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Chamber announces Light Up Smiths Falls contest winners EMC News - The annual “Light Up Smiths Falls” contest and Christmas Bus has once again been a tremendous success. Forty-four participants registered this year to ride the Christmas bus earlier this month, and Healey Transportation very generously provided two buses for our use. We met at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario at 5:30 p.m. and then proceeded to view the lights of Smiths Falls and area. We then headed back over to the Railway Museum where Santa was waiting with hot chocolate and Tim Hortons donuts donated by both Tim Hortons. Winners of the 2012 Christmas “Light Up Smiths Falls” contest are:

People Choice Award: Donald Corrigall Residential: 1st Heather and Jamie Jordan, 2nd Chris Colton, 3rd Harriette Peterson Business: 1st Willis College, 2nd Gemmell’s Flowers, 3rd Smile Sensations On behalf of the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce we would like to thank everyone who helped to make this special event so successful. Submitted by the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce.

EMC News - The Jordan family of Colonel By Crescent (left to right) Jonathan, Heather, Jamie, Jamieson and Jeremy (holding dog) earned first place in the residential category of the Light Up Smiths Falls contest hosted by the Smiths Falls Chamber. Photo by STACEY ROY

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change this past summer and the ongoing work being done to open the new police station next year have been front of mind for the administrative wing of the department. The police service is excited to move into their new home in 2013 where additional space, change rooms for men and women and an overall increase in space will help

make the force more effective and efficient going forward, but the chief emphasized the new station is something the entire community has a stake in. “This is our police station,” he said. Both the chief and deputy chief have spent their entire careers working in a Smiths Falls Police officer’s uniform. The pair started as a fourth

constable and worked their way through the ranks over the years providing them invaluable insight into the service’s history and the community. “Collectively, there’s 55 years of experience in policing in Smiths Falls,” Chief Dowdall added. “There’s nothing better than experience in any job.”



EMC Business Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples (second from left) presents Mike Mount, vice president and regional publisher of the Record News with a certificate recognizing the paper’s 125th anniversary Dec 18. Ryland Coyne, managing editor (right) and Stacey Roy, reporter also attended.

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Manage Your Money Travel insured Ensure you have the right travel insurance in place so you’ll have a worry-free vacation. Provincial health care plans don’t cover all the costs of a sickness or injury in another country. You can easily get out-of-country travel insurance from most credit card companies but keep in mind they may impose stipulations, such as using their card to pay for travel arrangements. Travel smart While you’re enjoying your vacation, there are a few simple measures you can take to stay away from health issues. When it’s hot, drink plenty of water through the day. Waiting until you ‘feel thirsty’ is too late and dehydration can set in quickly. Always use sunscreen, whether you’re in direct sunlight or not. Apply it early and often. Health experts recommend avoiding drinks containing ice cubes and salads or other uncooked food that may have been washed in local tap water. Drink only purified water that’s been

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - DECEMBER 24, 1912 Joseph Harrison an employee of the News office met with a painful accident yesterday when his right hand got caught in a small press. The two middle fingers were taken off at the hand and the first and fourth fingers at the middle joint. The injured boy was taken to the Public Hospital and is resting comfortably today. A branch of the St. John’s Ambulance Association has been formed in Brockville. Three well known surgeons of Hamilton recently performed an operation in that city which it is believed will lead to the dawning of a new era in the surgical world. The patient was a man named Gibson Race from whose arm a bad piece of bone was taken out. As an experiment a sheep was chloroformed and a piece of bone taken from its leg. This bone was put in the man’s arm to take the place of the bad piece and the grafting operation is proving a complete success. 50 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 27, 1962 Several local persons have received unique Christmas gifts for the first time this year. J.W. Coombs, license issuer for moto vehicles at Smiths Falls reports that many women have bought 1963 plates as a gift to their husbands. This was the first year in which vehicle markers went on sale before January 1. Major C. Rendelf of the local Salvation Army Corps reported yesterday that more than 90 families in the area were assisted at Christmas by the Salvation Army. It had been expected that only 65 families would require help but a last-minute series of requests kept Corps workers busy until late Christmas Eve preparing and delivering hampers. Harold A. Amy, 56 Maple Avenue North, one of Smiths Falls senior citizens, celebrates his 90th birthday today. Mr. Amy is a patient in a Montreal Hospital and therefore a family party will be held there. He is expected to be returning home before long. 25 YEARS AGO - DECEMBER 22, 1987 There were some tough choices to make this week in judging entries in our annual creative Christmas story contest. The quality and number of entries received were extremely impressive, but winners had to be selected. This year the top prize of $25 goes to Cortney Budau, a Grade 8 student at Merrickville Public School and the author of The Story of George McMullin - First Real Christmas in 36 years. That traditional Christmas dinner of turkey with all the trimmings just doesn’t seem as good unless it is shared in an atmosphere of companionship. For the fifth year in a row St. Francis de Sales Parish will be offering that companionship to those who might otherwise be spending the day alone. Bob and Donna MacNaughton of Smiths Falls received the true Christmas present this year as daughter Stacey was born Nov. 18. 10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 25, 2002 Christmas has come early to Montague Township in the form of a new Montague Central School. Upper Canada District School Board trustees voted 10-0 with one abstention last Wednesday night to build a new elementary school somewhere in Montague Township. Spirit and pride were high Dec. 18, as a new warden was appointed for Lanark County. Richard Kidd, reeve from Beckwith, will be the new warden for 2003.He was the sole nominee for the job. To be or not to be, that was the question addressed at an event hosted by the Smiths Falls Safe Community Coalition, Dec. 17. The strategic planning breakfast was held to determine whether or not there was enough backing within the community to continue the coalition in Smiths Falls. Compiled by: STACEY ROY

Remember When This 1905 image of Roclyn House shows the former image of the now Scottish restaurant. The home was designed by Lila Carss for her husband. The Record News welcomes any submissions.

Please e-mail them to or by mail to PO Box 158, 65 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4T1. Please include your name and return address so they may be returned to you.

What’s in the back of your closet? EMC Lifestyle - I hate this time of year. No not Christmas… I kind of enjoy that with my peeps. It’s the time between Christmas and the New Year’s party when I need to clean out my closets. Gah! On New Year’s Day I can normally be found – after some searching – at the bottom of my bedroom closet digging out the stuff that I’ve accumulated over the past 12 months. I usually end up with a couple bags for good will, a few for the trash, and some for storage. I think I would be a good candidate for a hoarders’ show.

Weir View LAURIE WEIR When I look at the good old storage shed – one that is overrun with my stuff that mom has been good enough to relinquish to me and my junk since… oh, the mid 1970s – I shudder. I really need to dive into that project and call on the people who drive those dump trucks or the 1-800-I-have-a-whole-lotta-

junk mobiles. Over the course of the past three decades I have moved 10 times; let’s see, Newboro, Forfar (yes, the metropolis), Brinston, Delta; then to R.R. something Delta, Gananoque, Kingston, back to R.R. 1 Delta, to Richmond, and now finally… R.R.1 Delta again. Many of those moves had to do with wedded (un)bliss or a career choice. Now there are no husbands in tow, but I have a cat – he’s much easier to live with. That’s a whole lot of moving and a whole bunch of stuff to store until I make the next

big move – not sure when that’s happening and when it does, it will be the last time, I hope. Mom is X-ing out the days on the calendar. She says it’s to mark the days until Christmas, but I see the way she grins when I challenge that. In the meantime, I have a bunch of stuff to get rid of and there is no time like the present to dive into a closet… please come looking for me if I’m not back to work by mid-January. Happy New Year, folks. May you find the floor at the bottom of your closet, or the wall in the back of your storage shed.

Letters to the Editor

Reader hopes for reversal to legislation DEAR EDITOR: Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Gord Brown, MP for Leeds Grenville and forwarded to the Record News/ EMC for publication. Okay, you asked for my opinion on your plan for Canada’s natural resources; here it is. You say that you are delivering “stronger environmental protections”, but in fact you are doing the opposite. In order to “streamline the review process for major projects” (yes, I agree you are doing this.), you are decreasing the protective measures for the environment. You have gutted the Fisheries Act to the point where most fish species are now not protected; you have gutted the Navigable Waters Act to the point where most waterways are now not protected. The reason for these changes is apparently to facilitate

the pipeline to the west coast. You have decreased protection for the entire country’s fishes and waters to promote one major project. I presume the next step will be to gut our endangered species legislation in order to “streamline the review process for major projects.” Your plan for natural resources is actually a plan for natural resource industries, at the expense of the resources. What I see is a grand sell-off of Canada’s natural resources as fast as possible to prop up our economy. My only hope for our environment now is that the next nonConservative government (hopefully it will be soon) will reverse the changes you’ve made to our environmental protection legislation. Stew Hamill, Wildlife biologist, Merrickville

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1956 Meteor convertible in Ottawa 50 years ago

many stop lights on Carling Avenue. I guess it was fate and very helpful that I worked in the Ottawa Magistrate’s court and became familiar with a lot of police officers, which certainly saved on speeding tickets. Gas was the equivalent of about 13 cents a litre back then, but wages were low compared with today.” Al’s Meteor was two shades of green with a white roof, a 292 cubic inch V8 engine, and very loud radio and mufflers. “Funny how the rear tires kept sliding all over the place,” recalls Al. He was a member of the Night Prowlers car club in those days, a very small club with only three or four members, but they had club plaques

that hung down from their rear bumpers. Al owned his Meteor for about three years, then traded it for a red and white ’57 Pontiac two-door hardtop, a more practical car now that he and Wendy were married and starting a family. Al installed a shelf in the back seat that came right up to the back of the front seat, and this became a play area for his two daughters. “How times have changed,” says Al. “From smoking cigarettes, eating cheeseburgers and shakes and looking for other cars to race, we now do yoga and eat vegan. Wendy and I hope to travel the southern portion of Route 66 this winter and hope it will bring back some memories.” I’m always looking for more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

Above, Al’s 1956 Meteor convertible photographed at the Ottawa Experimental Farm in early 1960s. The ’56 Meteor grille was very distinctive. Left, Al Carmanico as an Elvis look-alike leans against his car almost five decades ago. Submitted photos


EMC Lifestyle - Al Carmanico and his wife Wendy live today in Leamington, Ontario. He and I met for coffee one day and he told me the story of the 1956 Meteor convertible he purchased off a used car lot at Somerset and Preston in Ottawa for $1,100 over 50 years ago. When Al and Wendy were dating in high school, Al’s parents insisted that he should buy a six-cylinder vehicle (much more practical than a V8), but in 1961, when school was finished and he was earning more money, he began looking for a V8 and found “a gorgeous 1956 Meteor Sunliner convertible.” Research reveals that only 479 of these cars were ever built at the Ford plant in Oakville and very few have survived. “You should have seen the excitement when I showed up to take Wendy for a drive all around Ottawa. I was finally able to take part in the drag racing that was common at the

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Land claim â&#x20AC;&#x153;milestoneâ&#x20AC;? reached but final agreement still years away By CRAIG BAKAY

EMC News - After years of secrecy, the three groups negotiating an Ontario Algonquin land claims settlement (Algonquin representatives, the provincial and federal governments) have released what

theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve called a Draft Agreement-in-Principle (AIP). But even if this document is accepted by all sides, it could still take quite a while before a final settlement is in place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The preliminary draft AIP just released for public review is not a final product,â&#x20AC;? said

Durga Thiru, senior issues coordinator at the provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although it is a milestone in the negotiation process, additional public consultation is being undertaken by the parties before a final draft AIP will be completed.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once that occurs, the Algonquins will prepare to put the draft AIP to a vote of their membership, possibly in mid2013.â&#x20AC;? After that, there will be more negotiations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If approved by all three parties, an AIP will form the basis

for a number of years of negotiations and public consultations in crafting a Final Settlement Agreement,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Such a Final Settlement Agreement would have to be formally approved by all three parties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If approved by the three

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RVCA and partners celebrates 10 years of stewardship programs our many program sponsors, but most of all to the 1,300 volunteers who have invested over 9,000 hours into the program. It is an impressive community investment into the health of our local streams and creeks,” she added. The Rideau Valley Rural Clean Water Program For ten years, the Rideau Valley Rural Clean Water Program (RVRCWP) has

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protect and improve water quality in local creeks and streams and the Rideau itself. “We are fortunate to have two clean water programs — one serving the entire City of Ottawa and one serving the remainder of the Rideau,” said RVRCWP chair and RVCA board of director John Miller. “When you look at these two successful programs the numbers are staggering —

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The City Stream Watch Program The City Stream Watch Program has been documenting aquatic and riparian conditions and undertaking creek cleanups in Ottawa streams since 2003. It was started (and is still run) by a voluntary collaborative including: the Environmental Committee of Ottawa South, the Heron Park Community Association, National Capital Commis-

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EMC News – Dignitaries, special guests and staff gathered on Dec. 13 at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of two important conservation initiatives — the City Stream Watch Program and the Rural Clean Water Program. “The City Stream Watch Program and the Rural Clean Water Program are shining examples of grassroots stewardship, cooperation and community engagement in conservation,” said RVCA chair and event emcee, Ken Graham. “The RVCA is delighted to be one of the many partners who are committed to the success of these outstanding programs. It is a pleasure to look back and reflect on 10 years of exceptional work.”


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Almonte Baby Talk, Almonte Public Library, resumes Thursday, January 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Community Friendship Luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 8, noon, in Almonte United Church social hall. Sponsor: churches in Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and homemade desserts. Info: 613-256-1894. Legion Branch 240, Monday, December 31, New Years Eve, Bill Dugdale, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Mills Home Support, Parkinsons Support Group meeting, Monday, January 7, 7-9 p.m. at the Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Call 613-2564700 to register. New Year’s Levee, Tuesday, January 1, 2-5 p.m. Almonte Legion.

Adult Bereavement walking group, Tuesday, January 8, 1:303:30 p.m. Starbucks, corner Hwy 7/McNeely Ave. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:3011:30, Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Call Cara (613)253-2554 or Stephanie (613)284-9248. Carleton Place Baby Talk, CP Daycare Centre, (Resumes Wednesday, January 9), 1:30-3 p.m. Community Home SupportLanark County Diner’s Club for Seniors/Adults with physical disabilities. St. James Anglican Hall, 12 noon. Dec. 28. Reservations: 613-253-0733. Transportation available. Easy! Fun! Zumba class to support Cancer Research. 7-8 pm, Wed. Jan. 2nd. Carleton Place Arena. Louise at 613-253-1736. January Valley Singles lunch will be held at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place on Sunday, January 6, 12:30 p.m. Info: Fay 613-2568117 or Johanna 613-432-7622. New Years Day Levee, 3-8 PM, Army Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada. Entertainment by Jim Simpson, Jack Donavan & Friends. Food available. Info: 613253-5097. New Year’s Eve Potluck Dinner Party, Monday, December 31, 3-6:30 p.m. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. If transportation needed leave message at church office 613-257-3133 or call 613256-5625. The Carleton Place Sunset Club meets Wednesday’s at 1 p.m., in the Legion for euchre, bid euchre, bridge, games and socializing. A nice way to spend and afternoon. Info: (613)258-7483.

Diabetes Education Programme, at the Kemptville Hospital Diabetes Clinic, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month. You must register by calling (613)258-6133 Ext. 400. Info: Pancake Breakfast, Sat. Jan. 5, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kemptville

Snowmobile Clubhouse, 1505 O’Neil Road, Oxford Mills. Sponsored by Kemptville Snowmobile Klub. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374. The North Grenville Photography Club meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. New location The Old Fire Hall on Reuben Cres. Next meeting January 2 at 7 p.m. Info:

New Year’s Day Levee- Legion. Jan. 1. 1-4 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dance- Legion. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Light lunch.

Dancing on the Rideau Ballroom dance instruction. Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m., beginners; 8-9 p.m., advanced; 9-10 p.m., practice. Merrickville. Info: Ron or Sharon (613)269-7905. January 1, Legion Levy from 1-5 p.m. Entertainment provided by Tony Davy, potluck. Everyone welcome to attend. Legion General Meeting, all members requested to attend, January 8, 7 p.m.

Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)624-5647.

Adult Bereavement group, Wednesday, January 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Rd. Contact: Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Christmas Season- Mass Schedule. Dec. 24, 5:15, 8 p.m., Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Dec. 29, 5:15 p.m., Dec. 30, 9 & 11 a.m. Dec. 31, 5:15 p.m., Jan. 1, 10 a.m. St. John the Baptist Church. New Year’s Levee, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Traditional New Year’s Levee with music by Harry & Friends starting at 2 p.m. Perth Baby Talk, Perth Public Library, resumes Tuesday, January 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Rideau Trail AssociationSun. Jan. 5. Lally Homestead to Narrows Lock Rd. Level 2, moderate pace 12 km. Snowshoe or hike. Meet 9 a.m., Conlon Farm. 613449-7459. The Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 244 Perth next meeting, January 10, 7 p.m.

4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 2, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074.

Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 272-2799 or 1(888)998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Community Lunch at Portland United Church, Friday, December 28, 12-1 p.m. Tourtiere, mashed potatoes, baked beans. Handicapped accessible. C.P.H.C. formerly V.O.N. mobile clinic at the Town Hall, Westport. Open to anyone needing medical assistance. First Friday of every month, 9:30-2. Appointment (613)803-1710 or walk-in. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Friday, January 4. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Euchre- Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Rock Springs Hall. Sponsor: L.O.L #434. Euchre, January 4. Lunch noon, Cards at 12:30 p.m. McDonald’s Corners Seniors Hall. Prizes. Everyone welcome. 613-278-2887. Fun darts, start up Jan 6, Legion Br 542, Westport. 613-2738890. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. Jan 1, New Years Day Party with Tailgate, Legion Br 542, Westport. Doors open at 1, dance 1-5, light luncheon. Tickets at door. Info: 613-273-3615. Monday Nite Weekly Bingo, Legion Br 542, Westport. 613-2733615. New Horizon Club- Jan. 9. 2 p.m. Burrtits Rapids Community Hall. Film and Social Time. Refreshments. 613-269-2737. New Years Eve at Clayton Hall, Monday, December 31, Social hour 8-9 p.m. dancing 9 p.m.1 a.m. Music: DJ Kevin Canright. Tickets: Clayton General Store 613-256-1947 or 613-256-7604. Late night buffet. New Years Eve Bash, Lombardy Agricultural Society, Monday, December 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Lombardy Agricultural Hall, light lunch at 10, music by Treble Rebel. Tickets: Earl 613-283-5797, Colleen 613-284-8036, Louise 613283-3767. New Years Eve Dinner and Dance. Mon. Dec. 31. McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall. Cocktails 6:30, supper 7 p.m. Info: 613267-1406 or 613-259-3172. Shuffleboard, Thurs. Dec. 27, 10:30 am, Watson’s Corners Hall. Brown bag lunch. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info 613-4920291.

4 hand bid euchre, 7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. 4 hand bid euchre, 7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand bid euchre, every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. Senior’s Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info:

(613)283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 1st. Monday every month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-2834684. 4 hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. Beginner Line Dancing. Fun and exercise for seniors, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie (613)2833823. Bid Euchre 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsored by Harmony Club 162. Info 613283-4684. Bingo- Fundraiser for Snow Road Snowmobile Club, January 5. Early bird 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. CPHC (Community and Primary Health Care) Seniors’ Fitness Classes, 50 years of age and up, 1011 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Seniors’ Activity Centre, Info: Karen (613)283-4138. Cardio, Strength Training and Stretches. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Jasper, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Legion Br 95 Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Next meeting Wednesday January 2, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Prayer Reflections, Monday, December 31, 6:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, Mississippi, Rideau Lakes Corps, 251 Brockville St., sponsor: The Salvation Army (church). Info: 613-283-3563. Smiths Falls Baby Talk, Ontario Early Years Centre, Resumes, Monday, January 7, 1-2:30 p.m. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-5383.

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Josie Adele Boothby February 29, 2012 Parents John Boothby & Katrina McDaniel

William ‘Landon’ Richmond January 8, 2012 Parents Ryan & Susan Richmond

Elisabeth Grace Debra Hampton January 15, 2012 Parents John & Kim Hampton

Caleb and Cody Cole March 4, 2012 Parents Chris & Mandy Cole


Keaton O’Connor January 2, 2012 Parents Matthew O’Connor & Autumn Donaldson

Seamus Kenneth Hudson January 22, 2012 Parents Isacc & Kelli Hudson

Callum Drummond January 27, 2012 Parents Andrew & Erin Drummond

Pippa Lois Bowater February 10, 2012 Parents Alex & Erin Bowater

Athena Helindra Shirley Samek March 12, 2012 Parents Kevin & Autumn Samek

Chloe Riley March 16, 2012 Parents Nathan Riley & Rebbecca Parker

Karlee Stiles-Buter March 24, 2012 Parents Larry Stiles & Liane Buter

Lukas Hamilton March 24, 2012 Parents Robert & Melissa Hamilton

Luke Lawrence McGuire March 26, 2012 Parents Lewes & Katherine McGuire

Patrick Adam Thorpe Romero March 29, 2012 Parents Adam Thorpe & Martha Thorpe Romero

Addyson Leigh Cummings April 9, 2012 Parents Matthew & Tara Cummings

Corbin Alexander Whyte April 24, 2012 Parents Chipp & Julie Whyte

Edith Gemma Stutt April 25, 2012 Parents Brendan Stutt & Kealey Syme

Seth Samuel Carrion April 27, 2012 Parents Remy & Amanda Carrion

Lexi Elizabeth Jordan April 28, 2012 Parents Keith & Sarah (Garvin) Jordan

Phoenix Robert Cale Riddell May 18, 2012 Parents Van Riddell & Rachael Morrison

Sophie Lexa Eliza Warwick May 25, 2012 Parents Colin & Katie Warwick

Brogan Emmett Yeats May 31, 2012 Parents Steve & Jodi Ann (Hopper) Finlay

William Guard LaBrie June 16, 2012 Parents John & Ashley LaBrie

Dexter Steven Wayne Mills-Cormier June 18, 2012 Parents Steven Cormier & Kerry Mills

Parker Madeline Jean Chapman June 26, 2012 Parents Rob Chapman & Jenn Blair

Charlotte Ann Hopper June 29, 2012 Parents Scott & Sarah (Deacon) Hopper

Rena Buchanan July 7, 2012 Parents Steve Buchanan & Sarah Laidlaw

Olivia Grace Holmes July 17, 2012 Parents Brian & Amanda Holmes

Alanna Lynn Buchanan July 17, 2012 Parents Brad & Ashley Buchanan

Andi Harvey July 18, 2012 Parents Travis Harvey & Allison Emon-Harvey

Benjamin “Quinn” Trudel July 23, 2012 Parents Ryan & Janice Trudel

Rachel Leigh-Ann Roy July 27, 2012 Parents Mike & Holly Roy

Zoe Jacqueline Sharon Elson July 30, 2012 Parents Chad & Lisa Elson

Ava Marie Jennings August 2, 2012 Parents Rob & Kell Jennings

Ronan Trevor Hingley August 8, 2012 Parents Todd Hingley & Victoria Creighton

Jace Lucas Carson August 10, 2012 Parents Lucas & Hannah Carson

Bryer Clarke Wilson August 18, 2012 Parents Danny & Ashley Wilson

Oliver Ray Walter Crain August 20, 2012 Parents William & Hali Crain

Tobin James Vandermeer August 20, 2012 Parents Tim & Jenny (Frizell) Vandermeer

Nora Marie Kelford August 24, 2012 Parent Krystle Kelford

Kaden Stephen Edward Chambers August 28, 2012 Parents Duncan & Hope Chambers

Isla Cullen August 28, 2012 Parents Robert Cullen & Jenna Wiseman

Grace Jeanette Louise Murphy September 3, 2012 Parents Calvin Murphy & Patricia Henry-Murphy

Iszach Hammill September 8, 2012 Parents Jordan & Katie Hammill

Cruze Micheal Charles Matthews September 11, 2012 Parents Mike Matthews & Laura Willey

Hunter Kyle Lee Olson October 7, 2012 Parents Chris & Hannah Olson

Easton Ross David deVries October 23, 2012 Parents Scott & Ashley deVries

Dawson Keaney-Pearman November 3, 2012 Parents David & Meaghan Keaney-Pearman

Kaleb Walter Mabo November 7, 2012 Parents Joel & Amanda Mabo

Enna Dymond Scott November 15, 2012 Parents Cory & Yoko Scott

Liam Robert David Reynolds November 16, 2012 Parents Michael & Jennifer Reynolds

Cain Alexander Staples November 21, 2012 Parents Dennis & Allison Staples

Rylie Jayne Gillespie December 7, 2012 Parents Cory Gillespie & Chelsea Maximos

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Bring your colour photo and announcement to the EMC Classified Department - 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls (Please include a relative’s signature giving us permission to publish the photograph) OR email: or or (only email to one email address)

STARLING - BRUCE AND GILLIAN Celebrating 50 years together on December 29, 2012. Bruce and Gill were married in Beckinham, Kent, England at the beginning of a blizzard that heralded one of the longest, coldest winters in the UK during the 20th Century. Thankfully their years together were much calmer than their auspicious beginning! Congratulations on this fantastic milestone! Love Diane, Keith, Laura, Megan and Fiona and Paul, Michelle, Samantha and William

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Robbie Somerville “Ruffy” December 26, 2012 Hugs & kisses Love Mommy, Daddy, big sister Cailyn and all your family



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ARTHURS Gary Stephen It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Stephen Arthurs of North Gower on Dec. 17th in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Marianne, cherished father of Brooke (Dave) and Brandon. Dear brother to Bonnie (Ed), Michelle (Bob), Donna (Marcel) and Tom. Proud grandpa to Blake, Cullen, Aidan, Willem, Luke, Colin and Sam. According to Gary’s wishes no funeral will be held. The family will be having a private memorial service to celebrate his life. The family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.

COLIGAN Jane Anna Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Brockville General Hospital Wednesday December 19, 2012, Jane Anna Devitt in her 84 th year. Beloved wife of late Arthur Ambrose Coligan. Loving mother to Susan Weese. Stepmother to Clinton, Dennis, Leonard, Caroline Coligan and Dawn Hagerman. Cherished Step Grandmother to 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Dear Sister to Ruth McTavish of Perth. Predeceased by a sister Betty Eileen Cole. Also survived by Many Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews. Friends may call at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday December 29, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m. Celebration of Life will take place in the Chapel. Donations in memory of Jane to the Diabetes Society or Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences available at

Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday December 19, 2012, Mary Candace Moss in her 62nd year. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary Cobban. Loving mother to Richard (Amanda) Burrows and Maryanne (Scott) Devonshire. Dear sister to Roberta (Jim) Lampman, Penny Laprade, Vicki (Bob) Caves, Kathy Ness, Sue Cobban and brother David Cobban. Grandchildren Avery Devonshire, Miles Devonshire. And also by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Friends may call at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday December 28, 2012 for visitation from 7-9 PM. Celebration of Life will take place in the Chapel on Saturday December 29, 2012 at 11 AM. A gathering at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club will take place following the service. Donations in memory of Candace to the Lanark County Interval House would be appreciated. Online condolences available at

McGrath, Richard “Dick”

January 31, 1937 - December 17, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dick McGrath on Monday December 17, 2012 at the age of 75. Loving husband of Eileen (nee Knapp). Cherished father of Terry McGrath (Hayley) and Paula (Dennis Croucher). Proud grandfather of Kenny and Tyler McGrath. Predeceased by his brothers Cyril and Alan O’Dell. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Friday December 21, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. David Andrew officiating. CLR402515

Found My Love in Perth! Grace Welton, Southfork Spa Perth will marry Matt Vandenberg, Ottawa January 4th, 2013 THE EMC - 35 - Thursday, December 27, 2012

McVEAN, Bernadette

August 13, 1913 – December 19, 2012 Peacefully at the Almonte Country Haven in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. Mary Bernadette McVean; formerly of Arnprior at the age of 99 years. Dear daughter of the late John Joseph Nugent and the late Elizabeth Levi. Beloved wife of the late Howard McVean ((January 7th, 1981). Dearly loved mother of Kathryn McVean of Ottawa and Don McVean (Joyce) of White Lake. Dear sister of Loretto Syme (late Orville) of Almonte and Teresa Johnston (late Hank) of Ottawa and sisterin-law of Alice McVean (late Clifford) of Arnprior. Predeceased by 2 sisters: Kathleen O’Donnell (late Wilfrid) and Rose Coady (late Raymond) as well as 2 brothers: Gerald Nugent (late Marie) and Tom Nugent (late Myrtle). Cherished “Granny” of Paul McVean and Ryan McVean (Jennifer Leblanc). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, December 21st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, December 22nd from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning, December 22nd at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Bernadette, a donation to the Almonte Country Haven “Resident Programming” or St. John Chrysostom Parish Memorial Fund would be appreciated by her family. Members of the CWL assembled at the funeral home for prayers on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Condolences/Tributes/Donations CLR402444

HAPPY SWEET 16 Nicholas Derbyshire December 30, 2012 Love Mom, Dad, Robyn, Kyle, Mathew, Tatum and Blair

You are cordially invited to an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the 90th birthday of Marie Dunn Almonte Civitan Hall 500 Almonte Street, Almonte, Ont. Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Your kind wishes will be the best gift of all. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to your family members.


Graham N. Gent In loving memory of our husband and Dad who passed away on January 1, 2009 Sadly missed along life’s way Quietly remembered every day No longer in our life to share But in our hearts you are always there. Love always, Shannon, Larry, Christopher and Lisa xoxo

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

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

31st 1990 - Sadler, Alice Beryl 1991 - New, Ray Cecil 1996 - Gorman, Joseph Michael JANUARY 1st 1973 - Wark, Agnes Annie 1976 - McPhail, Oswald Alexander 1992 - Lowry, Samuel George 2000 - Gamble, Violet May 2nd 1984 - Vaughan, Mary Gertrude 1989 - Box, Ethel Grace Elizabeth 1989 - Reid, Viola Genevieve 1992 - Wilson, Donald Austin 1999 - Warren, Richard Allyn 2000 - Johnson, Grace Isobel 2008 - Donaldson, Elizabeth Ann ‘Betty’ 2010 - Johnstone, Mary Lois 2010 - Brennan, Melvin, Peter 2011 - Seltitz, , Guenther G. ‘Jim’

STANLEY, Cora and Fred - In loving memory of a dear Mother, and Grandmother Cora who passed away January 2, 2012, and Father, and Grandfather Fred who passed away January 24, 2010. As time goes by without you, And days turn into years, They hold a million memories, And a thousand silent tears. To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Lovingly remembered. Kevin and Sharon, Josh and Molly, Nick, Michelle and Joseph, Brandon, Lawrence and Sandy

Love: Kevin, Shelley, Jenna and Connor McNeely P.S. Since losing Sheeba, Connor has mentioned many times that she is playing fetch up in Heaven with the funny man that laughed all the time. Guess who that is… yep it’s you! Please take care of our precious girl for us until we are all together again. CLR402042

COE, Sherri Lynn December 28 2002 To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. They say that time heals everything, But we know it isn’t so, We miss you just as much today, As we did 10 years ago.

Charles Leach (1935 - 2003) In loving memory of a wonderful father and grandfather who passed away 9 years ago on December 29, 2003. Dad we all think of you often and miss you. With love from Rick, Anne, Sean, Katie, Jimi, Larry, Cindy, Kristain, Jacquie, Roy, Bev, Cathy, Gerry, Charlotte CLEMENTS- In loving memory of a dear brother, Bill, who passed away December 26, 2008 and dear sisters; Hilda, January 1975; Hazel, November 1987; Isabel, August 1989 and Gladys, February 1999. I can’t have the old days back, When we were all together, But with the love, within my heart, You’ll walk with me forever. Loved and missed, Jean CLEMENTS- In loving memory of a dear Uncle, Bill, who passed away December 26, 2008. When I look up in the sky, I know you’re watching over me. I love you, Mike CLEMENTS, William- In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away December 26, 2008. We thought of you today But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name All we have are memories And a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake From which we’ll never part. God has you in his arms We have you in our hearts. Lovingly remembered, Joy and Craig

Love Ron, Tammy, Mallory, Jamie Emmett and Charlie

HALLADAY, Lyman - In loving memory of a dear Father and Grandfather who passed away December 25, 1994. He left so quietly His thoughts unknown But he left a memory We are proud to own. So treasure him Lord In your Garden of Rest Because here on earth He was one of the best. Forever loved and missed Daughter BillieJo, Donald, Granddaughters Brianna and Jaden LALLY In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, James, who passed away December 29, 1995. It is lonely here without you We miss you more each day For life is not the same for us Since you were called away It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For parts of us went with you The day God called you home. Daughters Joan, Jane, Judy, Donna and their families SAUNDERS, Rodger June 2, 1959 -December 29, 2007 This month comes with deep regret, It brings back a day we can never forget. We miss you in the biggest way, In our hearts you will always stay. May the winds of love blow gently, and whisper so you can hear. How much we love and miss you And wish that you were here. All our love forever Lovingly remembered Saunders Family

4 snow tires on rims, 195-70R14, $400 firm; electric wheelchair lift for Dodge van $1,000 o.b.o. 613-205-0772 ask for Terry. You’ll be


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Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm 613-284-2000 5 Miles South of Smiths Falls Hwy 15 @ Bay Rd.

All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634. Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). w w w. s c o u t e n w h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629. Commercial meat slicer, built-in sharpener, excellent condition, $150. 613-283-1763. Diningroom suite, complete with table, leaf extension, a 2 level buffet with glass doors and a 1 level cabinet for linens. $800 o.b.o. 613-267-6355. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. George the 2nd engraved Birk’s stirling flatware. Retail $11,000, selling $4,300. Call, leave message 613-259-3300. *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837.

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Lazy Boy rocker, blue, 2-1/2 years old. Asking $350 o.b.o. 613-284-4669. New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234. New Queen memory gel mattress set. $999 wow! (613)284-1234, 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tues.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Fridays open till 8 pm. Oil Tank, 200 gallons, used 2011-2012. Manufactured 2010. Comes with legs + outlet valve. Delivery available. $250.00. Jim 613-253-2213. Posture Rest new mattress & Boxspring set- single $329, double $479, queen $519.00, king $699.00 All the quality without the heavy price tag! (613)284-1234 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls.

CARPOOLS Shopping in Ottawa? Maybe concerts, visiting friends, etc.? Saturdays or Sundays. Call the carpool at 613-323-0440 or email Smiths Falls to Ottawa (or will pick up along the way, Hwy 15, then Hwy 10). Available Mon-Fri. 613-323-0440 or email

FIREWOOD 5 Generations of Sales of Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Stored inside. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 613-253-8006. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available. Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. For sale or on shares- limited amount of mixed hardwood. Also some bass wood logs. 613-359-5275.



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As time goes by without you, And the days turn into years, They hold a million memories And a thousand silent tears. To us you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. We love you and we miss you. Until we meet again…

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2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $12,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, BLUE $9,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $8,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $8,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $9,995 2007 GMC SIERRA EXT. CAB 4x4, loaded, brown $17,995 2007 NISAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $9,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT

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Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. (613)889-3717.

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Dry firewood, $300 per cord tax included. Delivered Perth area. 1 cubic cord plus. Eber Conboy 613-812-1777.

Hay For Sale. 4x4 round bales, stored inside. Phone 613-259-2721 after 6 PM.


Wanted- Boarding for 3 hounds, quiet dogs, for the year, must be good home. (Can be separate homes). Call if interested. Glen Sweeney 613-259-5293.

CLASSIFIEDS Katahdin ewes for sale, 1-5 years old, excellent condition, bred to purebred Katahdin ram, due March-April 1013. $200/ewe. Call 613-259-5274. St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

1500 sq. ft. area for rent, heat, hydro, water and washroom included $1,200/month. Located in the industrial park, 10 Walker Rd., Smiths Falls. 613-283-4422.

Boxer/Lab puppies, ready now, well socialized, healthy. 613-256-2824.

Smiths Falls 613-283-0220 Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455. Looking for commercial space in Carleton Place? A store, office space or industrial from 720-3000 sq. ft., 613-257-5711. Office space available, downtown Smiths Falls, starting at $100. Call 613-267-7841. Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.

1 bed apt updated and cozy in private home with own entrance/driveway. Heated plus elec $650 613-250-0007. 1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398.

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Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.

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Wanted- 6 hunters for hunt camp. Great camp, hydro, water, oil heat. Camp sleeps 16 persons. Non-smoking camp, casual drinking allowed Homecooked meals. Camp 100 ft off County Rd 511. Please call Glen Sweeney at 613-259-5293 for details.


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2 bedroom apartment, downtown Smiths Falls. No parking. Hydro extra. 613-267-7841.

House for Rent in Perth. 2 storey, 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, natural gas f/a heat & on-demand water heater, c/w appliances. Contact 613-264-0002.

Smiths Falls 2 bedroom apartment, available now. Utilities included, shared laundry, no pets, no smoking, references. 613-283-2735.

Kemptville- 3 bedroom semidetached bungalow, $750/month. Call 613-258-2252. No pets.

Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865.

3 bedroom house with finished basement. Walking distance to schools. Carleton Place. $1,100 plus utilities. Available immediately. 613-851-4887. 56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266. Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, available February 1. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650. Bright 2 bedroom apt., Perth. Clean, secure, building. Parking, laundry on site. Close to pool and all amenities. Available January 1. 613-267-6940. Carleton Place, 1400 sq. ft. upstairs, 2 bedroom, $900 includes fridge, stove and heat. 15 Frank. Close to schools and park. Available immediately. Call Tom 613-257-2223. Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627. Carleton Place. 2 large 3 bedroom apartments for rent. 4 appliances, 2 parking spaces. Hydro extra. Available Jan.1 and Feb 1. $1025 and $1075/month. Call 613-858-9755. Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached 2-storey home, good area, easy Ottawa access, powder room, patio, paved drive, no pets, $1,125/month plus, available now, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place $710, two bdrm apt - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building with secure entrance. Stove, fridge, parking included. Laundry on the first floor. Call 613-294-2076 Carleton Place, 95 McDonald St., 3 bedroom, 2 storey, eatin kitchen, dining room, fireplace, garage, quiet neighbourhood. $1,250 mo. 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, Woodward Condominium Building, 2 bedroom rental, secure entrance, elevator, available immediately. $1,100/month plus utilities. Jeff Wilson 613-229-8647. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650.

Newboro, 1 and 2 bedroom homes; 1 bedroom, immediate possession, $650/month; 2 bedroom, January 1, $950/month. 613-267-4449 Dani.

Smiths Falls- Renovated, 3 bedroom house, 1,300 sq. ft. lots of living space and large carport. 4 appliances. $975/month plus utilities. Call or text 819-923-0558.

Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232.

Smiths Falls, small 2 bedroom house, $850 plus heat and hydro. Non-smoking, adults preferred. 613-283-7694.

Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002. Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor apartments, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in heritage downtown Erwin Block, available February 1. $825/month includes heat, parking, stove and fridge. 613-267-4039 or 613-267-3808.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. Perth. 2+1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath house, on quiet street, in walking distance of schools and downtown. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Large deck, nice backyard, shed. Gas fireplace. $1,150/month plus utilities. No smokers. No students. 613-285-8159. Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit “55 years and over”. Available immediately. Unit is 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,100/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. No pets. No smoking. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or Perth, large, bright, 2 bedroom apartment, ground floor. Fridge, stove and parking included. Patio door with walkout to hedged in area. $850 plus utilities. 613-264-0002. Quiet country living, Kemptville, 2 bedroom, semi-detached apartment. 4 appliances. $750/month plus utilities. Quiet mature nonsmoker. 613-989-3908. Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380. Sharbot Lake 2 bedroom home, 2 bathrooms, 1200 sq ft., built in 2004, secluded. Lake access. Backs on Crown Land. $1,000/month plus utilities. 613-791-0627.

Smiths Falls, Upper 2 bedroom apartment, heat included, $700/month + hydro. Available Feb 1st. Call 613-283-2933. Spacious totally renovated country units ranging from 2-3 bedroom. Minutes from Perth. New flooring, kitchens. Starting at $700 monthly. Available immediately. Bob 613-888-2142. You’ll be



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

Balderson Kidz, downtown Perth, is seeking mature person for part-time work, Monday to Saturday, days. 613-267-8721 or 613-207-1064. Book keeping, accounting, computer back ground essential. Approximately 16-20 hrs per week. Property Management experience and good public relations a plus. The leasing office could be used by successful person for the balance of the week to do book keeping or accounting for others. Apply by email to Ennis Leasing and Mobile Rentals. Please contact Gordon or Genny Ennis at or Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twentyseven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135.

Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $11.00-$14.00/hr. (613)489-3993 or Guaranteed Paid Job teaching English Overseas. Great pay. No degree required -be certified in 5 days in Perth. 613-200-1524.

Part-Time Office Assistant starting at approximately 3 days a week to assist in bookkeeping, computer work and answering the telephone in a busy automotive shop. Drop off your resume to Randy’s Performance Automotive, 1 Industrial Rd, Kemptville, ON. Automotive experience an asset. You’ll be



I am a registered Practical Nurse with a home daycare in Lanark with openings. I provide nutritious meals and snacks along with indoor and outdoor activities. References available upon request. Contact Helen at 613-259-2893 or

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


Home ImprovementsCarpentry, drywall, painting, fencing, hardwood flooring, framing, renovations and decks. (613)283-4917.

HIGHWAY COACH DRIVERS REQUIRED If you have: AZ,BZ, or CZ Operators licence. Clean abstract Several years experience Good driving record and references Please deliver or send your C.V. and related documents to: 100 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE, CARLETON PLACE, ON K7C 3T2 NO APPLICATIONS BY TELEPHONE PLEASE

Lanark County seeks applications to fill the following regular full-time vacancy in our Finance Department.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/RECEIVABLE CLERK (POSTING #CS2012-007) MANDATE: Reporting to the Deputy Treasurer, the incumbent will be responsible for the full cycle accounts payable and receivable process including all billing and pension trust accounts for Lanark Lodge residents as well as provide administrative assistance for the Finance Department as required. For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. When applying for a job you may be asked to give examples of how you’ve demonstrated these values in your previous employment or other areas of your life. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualifications as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your resume.

BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL Our Mission: To provide an excellent patient experience – guided by the people we serve, delivered by people who care. Brockville General Hospital is a fully accredited multi-site facility serving a regional population of up to 96,000 and providing Acute Care, Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care and Acute Mental Health Care services. We are situated on the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the heart of the famous Thousand Islands. Presently we are recruiting for the following opportunities: Regular Full-time Discharge Planner Baccalaureate degree in a health related field; registration in a relevant professional college; 3 years’ experience in an acute care setting; knowledge of bed utilization and decision support; excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Casual Clinical Pharmacist Baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy, Licensed as a Pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists; Demonstrated pharmacologic knowledge (Including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic skills); Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred. Casual Registered Nurses – All areas Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; ability to work a variety of shifts; specialty courses may be required for some positions



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

Regular Part-time Clinical Dietician Baccalaureate degree in human nutrition or equivalent; eligibility for CDA membership and membership in the College of Dieticians of Ontario; membership in the Ontario Dietetic Association; ability to work flexible hours.

Regular Part-time Occupational Therapist Masters or Baccalaureate degree from a recognized school of Occupational Therapy; Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

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


“A1” Handyman with half-ton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eaves trough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 613-253-4764.

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

Community Service Order Worker, 20 hr. per week. Salary scale: $13.87-23.64. Qualifications: College Social Worker’s qualification &/or equal work experience. Excellent problem solving skills. Knowledge of computers. Valid Driver’s license & personal vehicle. Apply in writing: P.O.Box 381, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T2. Faith_Cameron


2 bedroom, Perth, large renovated, balcony. Fridge, stove. Laundry facility. $725 heat included. First/last, references. 613-868-5323.

Merrickville, bachelor apt. Newly rebuilt. Kitchen, bathroom. All inclusive. $450/mth. Includes parking, water, heat, hydro, stove, fridge. First/last required. Avail. Jan. 1. 613-283-0746.


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

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

LOST CAT ~ $500 REWARD Desperately seeking our sweet, friendly, boy. HE IS A CHRONICALLY SICK CAT - NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION, MEDICATION & SPECIAL FOOD. He is a microchipped male cat that is approximately 1.5 yrs old. He is all grey with green/yellow eyes and two small white patches: one on his chest and one on his abdomen. He went missing on Dec 4th from Kerford Road and County Road 15 in Merrickville. He has a family with 3 children who love and miss him terribly. Please contact Natalie at (613) 799-4884 with any information and help us bring him home for Christmas. From our family to yours, we sincerely thank you for your time and assistance. THE EMC - 38 - Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Sens Alumni said ‘Hay’ I’ll help farmers Photo by KATHY BOTHAM

The Sens Alumni and Chris Phillips’ Big Rig Celebrities played two periods of hockey to a big crowd on Dec. 16 at the North Grenville Municipal Complex. A fundraiser for Hay East was well

supported as our farmers in the west are shipping hay to farmers here. Ottawa Senator players Captain Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Neil surprised the crowd and played along on the Big Rig Team.

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“Call or email to Book Your Auction Today” Tuesday January 1, 2013 - Annual New Years Day Antique Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9am). 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Please watch the Website over the next 2 weeks for Many Neat Items! Uncirculated & Circulated Coins & Currency,1732 Mexican Pillar Dollar,Uncirculated 1967 Centennial Dollars, Sterling Silver & Quality Costume Jewelry, Late 1800’s Pocket Watches, Silverplate & Sterling Pieces, 1920’s - 1950’s Lighters, Brass Canadian Steam Ship Gauges,RARE Canadian Beaver Butter Mould, Lalique Signed Bird, Beswick, Baccarat Paper Weights (Signed in Box), Jelly Moulds 2 - Shelley Butter Moulds,wooden Lures, Art Deco, Arts & Crafts & Oak Frame, 1870 Rare Chinese Boys Kimono under Glass in Frame, Authentic Geisha Embroidered Silk Slip on Girls Shoes, 3 geisha Girls with Par Nudity Unusual Lamp,Perfume Bottles & Talc’s (mainly French), Advertising Tins & Bottles, Early 1940’S Coca Cola Trays,Original Paintings, Jewish Art,Collection of Black Memorabilia, Meissen, Dresden, c 1850’s English Transferware Handless Cup, Royal Albert “Trinity Gold” Pattern Setting for 8 in Pristine Condition, Royal Copenhagen Decanter, Vaporizer Oil Lamp, Large Collection of Blue & White Transferware including German, Blue Willow, Crown Darby “Imari Pattern”, Large Blue & White Porcelain Bowl, Rare Medium Blue Willow Set with Nappies& Under Plates Complete, Pre 1900 Rare Blue Willow Batter Jug, Royal Winton, Shorter, Staffordshire, Royal Worcester, Cut Crystal & Vaseline Glass Stemware, Green Mallorytown Glass Cream & Sugar, Vaseline Coin Dot Opalescent Bowl, Selection of Signed Italian Murano, Signed Chalet, American Hawks controlled Bubble, 1950’s American Art Glass, Selection of Cranberry including Opalescent Hobnail& Cranberry to clear ladies Spittoon “Rubina”, Vaseline & Custard Glass, Coal Port Figurines, Cobalt Pieces, Black Amethyst, 1890’s Butterscotch Color Pressed Glass Covered Berry Set with 10 Nappies, 40 Piece Collection consisting of Higher End Groupings of Salt & Peppers and Art Potteries Salt & Peppers, Carved Folk Art Pine Box, Pine Grainery Cart, Rosewood Mirrored Foyer Piece with Drawers, 2 Part Oak Mirrored Sideboard with Candle Holder, Queen Anne Mahogany Table & 6 Chairs with 2 Leaves, Matching Mahogany Buffet, Walnut Tea Cart, Whatnot Shelf, Mirrored Top Deco table, Sofa Table, Various Small Occasional Tables, CNR Conductors Chair (signed), 1840’s Signed Dundas Rocker, Oak Drop Leaf Table with Barley Twist Legs, 2 Early Red Deck Chairs with Old Crackle Finish, Rustic Log Bench, Pine Blanket Box, Tea Cart & Drop Leaf Server, Maple Book Case, 2 Mahogany Chairs with Jenny Lynd Carved, Card Trunk, Corner Early Oak Shelf (Dovetailed), NEXT SPECIAL ANTIQUE AUCTION SALE TO BE HELD LATE FEBRUARY.SPACE AVAILABLE. LOOKING FOR CONSIGNORS. CALL OR EMAIL OUR OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. BOOK YOUR AUCTION WITH US! We conduct Indoor Consignment Auctions Year round at our Indoor Heated Auction Hall & 6 Acre Facility. Shop Local - Pop into our Sales Building to Buy your next Brand New Mattress Set today - We have 250 New Beds in Stock - Lowest Prices Around. 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM & Fridays Open Till 8 PM! - Shop Local! We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances!


EMC Sports - Captain Daniel Alfredsson auctioning off his jersey. He got $1, 150 for it during the Hay East fundraiser at the North Grenville Municipal Complex Dec. 16. Right, Chris Neil lifts his stick in celebration of a goal on the ice.

EMC Sports - Senator Shean Donovan stands with Larry Robinson’s jersey during the Dec. 16 Hay East fundraiser at the North Grenville Municipal Complex. The Sens Alumni and Chris Phillips’ Big Rig Celebrities played two periods of hockey to a big crowd. Photo by KATHY BOTHAM



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Thoughts about the holiday season from local students It came without packages, boxes or bags Eleanor Glenn of Portland

EMC Lifestyle - Upon opening the Christmas edition of her favourite magazine, Meggie became fixated on the question posed by the editor to faithful monthly readers: What was the best Christmas present you ever received? Her mind immediately harkened back to the Christmas Eve of 1964. That year marked the Christmas Meggie received a gift so unique and expressive of the ‘True Meaning of Christmas’, it had lived on in her memory each and every Christmas these forty years hence.

Setting the magazine aside and closing her eyes, Meggie allowed the details surrounding that memorable gift to come bubbling up from her heart. Back in time her mind raced to her home town, to that now seemingly bygone era when midnight Mass was actually celebrated at the midnight hour. Meggie couldn’t remember sitting with her mother anywhere else in that church but in that very front pew. Through her memory, Maggie experienced the yearly feeling of being overwhelmed by the numerous green wreaths with

red bows, red poinsettia plants and countless candles which banked the side aisle window ledges and flooded the main altar. Meggie recalled her attention being diverted away from the church’s life-size Nativity scene as she heard the White family taking their usual place two pews behind her: father, mother, 4 boys and 1 girl. However, on that Christmas Eve of ‘64, not all of the sons were in attendance. Meggie had heard rumors around her school last October that Robbie had gotten himself into some kind of trouble with the law and had been sent

away to a reform school. Meggie had been broken-hearted to hear this news. Robbie White had been her first crush when they were in the sixth grade. She always continued to have a soft spot in her heart for Robbie and his family. Meggie believed she could actually feel the sense of emptiness emanating from the White family 2 pews back. She became oblivious to the Bible readings, the sermon, Communion and the final blessing. How could she engage in any of the joys of Christmas when her dear friend Robbie was experiencing none of

these things? She began a silent prayer asking God if only there was something... Meggie dutifully stepped out into the aisle as the final carol ended and turned toward the back of the church. At the very same moment, Robbie White stepped out of the third pew and immediately into Meggie’s path. Meggie thought she might burst into tears at what seemed, in her mind, to be a true Christmas miracle! Mrs. White explained to Meggie’s mother their family had been granted a special two day pass for Robbie to join them for Christmas.

Then ask him if he needs any help if he says yes then offer to help him if you help him he will put lots of presents in your stocking.” “Ok” I said as I set off down the yellow path. It was a rapturous journey but when I got there it felt like I had eaten a rotten boll of ball, I felt like barfing. I walked up the swirly path and then went into the large room I saw Santa sitting on a big chair. I went closer and then said “do you need any help?” He said “yes” so I helped him with a lot of things. I helped the elves finish all the toys for Christmas. I helped Santa check the bad and good list and he left me check them twice and I even got to play

fetch with the reindeer and last but not least I got to be a taste tester in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen. Then at the end of the night Santa sent me on my way when I got back to where I started I sat down and wondered if I would miss Christmas because I was stuck in this stocking but then I heard Josh . . . Josh . . .Josh! I woke up and my little sister was standing over my head. It’s Christmas. I got up and ran downstairs and then saw my stocking was over flowing with presents. I guess the elves were right and after that I realized that Christmas wasn’t about presents but about helping others and spending time with those in need.

The Magic Stocking By Sydney Ms. Hare’s Grade 5 class, Montague Public School.

I hung my stocking up over the fireplace then scurried upstairs to bed. I quickly dozed off I began to dream of what Santa would put in my stocking this year. Then terrible thoughts kept coming into my head. What if Santa didn’t put anything into my stocking, or what if he didn’t come at all. I woke up grabbed my cup and went downstairs to get a drink. When I went past the living room and gazed in I saw a blue and green light coming from my stocking. I dashed in and peered around then realized that my parents must have been fast asleep. I went

back over to the stocking. The next thing I knew I was standing inside my stocking then I saw fields and mountains and a whole bunch of little elves - wow. Just then a little elf came up to me and said: “You won’t get any presents unless you go help the man in charge.” “Well I don’t care about helping any old man I just want presents.” “You won’t get any toys at all.” “Well where do I find him?” “Go over the hills of candy canes then turn left on Rainbow Road. Then keep going straight until you get to Cotton Ave. Then turn and you’re there.

The Ginger Family Ms. Hare’s Grade 6 class, Montague Public School. Once

There was a family of gingerbread men. That Brittney and her friend Melissa had made. First the girls put all the ingredients in it, then cooked them they had to let them cool before they could decorate them. They waited and they cooled. When they were decorating some of them had pants and a shirt, some had a dress, some of the little ones were kids and left over pieces were made into babies wrapped up in a blanket. There was only one complete family. The girls named the family the dad’s name was Danny, the mom’s name was Jenn, the baby girl’s name was Braylen, the little girl’s name was Robyn and the little boy’s name was Isaac. The girls started to eat the other gingerbread men

but when they were not looking the ginger family came to life and started to run away because they did not want to be eaten so they started to run but they realized they forgot Braylen. So they ran back to get her. They had to keep running so Melissa and Britney would not catch them they went in a hole in the wall where a mouse had once lived but had moved to the attic for the winter just at that time Melissa and Britney had noticed that they left and had left so they ran in and shut the door you could them going to get Britney’s dad Micelle to see what he could do. He came back and tried to open it with the crow bar but they could so they left Jenn was starting to clean up in there and the baby had a nap. Robyn was dancing and Isaac was helping Danny. Walking around Danny asked him “What are you doing” and

he said “following you”. After they got the place cleaned up dad snuck out to get some food. They found one slice of pizza it lasted them a week. It almost did not fit in their doorway they really liked their new house. A month later Brittney and her family moved out and a new family moved in and they did not know about the gingerbread family so they were never bothered again and this family left a lot of food out too so it was also easy to get food, which was another bonus. Once the mouse came back but they worked a deal out where the mouse would stay in the attic and they would live in his summer house the mouse gave the kids some old toys of his they were happy because they did not have any toy before. They all grow up healthy and lived happy ever after.

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St. James students reflect on the meaning of Christmas

Charity, Lily and Aliyah were best friends. One day they went to the mall to see Santa. Lily wanted a net book. Charity wanted a dog. Aliyah wanted an iphone. Yes they were very spoiled! I would want to be them! The next day it was Christmas. They all yelled “It’s Christmas!” They met four people named Ashley, Jenny, Kate and Lily. Aliyah said to them “Are you guys allowed to have a slumber party at my house tonight?” Lily said “I’ll think about it.” Two seconds later Lily said “Yes, we can! YAY!” By Aliyah Bowman Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

One snow day my friends and I were having a snowball fight against each other. It was fun and I was the best snowball fighter of them all. Then my friends and I got cold so we went into the house and we even got hot chocolate. Then we went outside to build a snowman. Then we built a cool gingerbread house. We used candy buttons jellybeans candy canes sparkles and green and red icing. By Morgan Honan, Grade 3, St. James The Greater School The night before Christmas not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nick would be there. I heard a noise. I ran downstairs to see what was the matter. At the last minute I saw him. He filled each and every kid’s stocking there. By Morgan Honan Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

A Christmas story One Christmas I got out of my bed and I went downstairs and looked under the tree. There were a lot of presents. I ran and got my mom and dad. Mom said that we had to have breakfast first. I got a Wii, a colouring book, crayons, markers. My mom and dad got me a puppy. Then I went to my dad’s mom’s house. I got a lot of presents. Then we went home and had lunch. Then I watched my new movie that my grandma bought me. I loved it because it was about a puppy getting an owner. Then we had supper. The end. By Paige Robinson Grade 3, St. James The Greater School And a blue jay in a Christmas tree. On the first day of Christmas my friend gave to me a blue jay in a Christmas tree. On the second day of Christmas my friend gave to me a big giant hug. On the last day of Christmas he gave me a nice kiss. So now I have a blue jay in a tree and a hug and a giant kiss. By Anna Rooney Grade 3, St. James The Greater School Christmas surprise One day on Christmas Santa came. There was a beautiful tree. There was a bunch of nice decorations. When Santa was eating the cookies, a little girl woke up. “Ho, ho, ho,” said Santa. Santa was surprised. Most of the kids were asleep but this one wasn’t. Her name was Ally. Her mom went downstairs for a glass of milk. When she went downstairs she saw her daughter talking to Santa. Santa got her mom a diamond necklace. She was happy. Her daughter said “Mom, this is the best Christmas ever.” Santa put them on the nice list. By Tamara Thomas Grade 3, St. James The Greater School One angel poem Roses are red, violets are

One Christmas Eve there was a little girl. Her name was Sara. She can’t wait for tonight. It was nighttime. She went to bed. Santa came with 20 presents under the Christmas tree. She went downstairs she saw lots of presents from Santa. She loves Christmas Eve. She got an iPad she got a toy cat and a toy dog. She was so happy her mom and dad were taking pictures of her. Papa and Nana came to see her on Christmas day. Her friends see her on Christmas day after she went outside. She played in the snow with her friends. She said “This is fun in the snow.” She had the best time in her life and she played with her toys. The end. By Haley Trudel Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

A poem for Christmas Roses are red, snow is white, Christmas is the time to celebrate. One Christmas day there was a little girl. She saw snow. But her family did not believe her. She went outside and said “It is snowing!” Her family went and said “I am sorry for not believing you”. But one night Santa came and gave her presents. The end. By Haley Trudel Grade 3, St. James The Greater School It was the day before Christmas. Mary was very tired. She was about to have a baby. So she went to bed. The next day she had a baby boy named Jesus. Joseph was very happy to have a wonderful little boy. They wrapped him in a white basket. Then Joshua the lamb curled up beside him and fell a sleep. The end. By Lily Trudel Grade 3, St. James The Greater School A Christmas story It was the night before Christmas and Santa still had to make more presents for the boys and girls. All of his elves were at home with their families and Santa was alone. But he finished making the presents. One of the girls was very happy. She got a puppy, earrings, makeup, Wii and a phone. Her brother got a turtle, clothes and a phone. They were both very happy. By Sara Whan Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

A Christmas story One Christmas Eve there was a little girl and she couldn’t wait for the morning

because she loved to open the presents. She just remembered that she left the fire on and Santa would get hurt and not be able to deliver the presents for the boys and girls. She was very sad because it was her fault because she left the fire one. So she went downstairs and put out the fire. The next day there were lots of presents and she was very happy because she saved Santa. By Sara Whan Grade 3, St. James The Greater School My version of Pete the Cat Christmas story It was the day before Christmas and at the North Pole in Santa’s workshop he sat in bed because he had too much hot cocoa. At the workshop all the elves were hoping that Santa would feel better by the hour. All the elves came up with a huge idea. They called Pete the cat. Pete got the call saying we need you to fill in for Santa. Pete was very surprised and Peter was at a beach in the water. Although Pete was surprised he still jumped in his truck. When Pete got to the North Pole he put on his jacket and tried to find the workshop. Pete found the workshop and Santa’s bed in the workshop. Pete said “What’s wrong, Santa?” It was finally time to go. Pete packed the toys and said “Yeehaa this is awesome.” He had delivered all the toys and when he got back everyone was cheering and Santa was feeling a lot better. The end. By Joey Brinkworth Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

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Boltto 3 Alu’s First Christmas Alu and her pack were going to celebrate Christmas and some squirrels are going to help them. They found a cave with a perfect tree and some how decorated it. It was Christmas Eve and they went to sleep. At 10 o’clock they heard a noise. Alu said “It’s Santa quick go to sleep or we

The new king named Jesus One day an angel told Mary that she was going to have a baby named Jesus. Then an angel told Joseph that he was going to be a daddy for a baby named Jesus. Then Joseph and Mary met and Joseph said “Get on my donkey and we will find somewhere to stay.” Joseph saw a stable. He said “There is a place we can stay tonight.” Mary and Joseph wanted a wonderful baby. Mary said “What will we name him?” “Jesus” said Mary and Joseph. By Shawna Maloney Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

blue, an angel named Sara and her friend was named Anna. They were friends forever! And never fought. They were all angels. One day they found a crystal. They were surprised. They were 19 years old. And one of the angels said “I’m allergic to dogs.” But one day her cat ran away and she looked everywhere in town. They were very sad. One night her cat Lila came back. She woke up she was surprised. She never knew that after one whole night Lila would return home. And one Christmas night Santa came to town. And Santa yelled out “Merry Christmas!” By Tamara Thomas Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

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St. James students reflect on the meaning of Christmas

Charity, Lily and Aliyah were best friends. One day they went to the mall to see Santa. Lily wanted a net book. Charity wanted a dog. Aliyah wanted an iphone. Yes they were very spoiled! I would want to be them! The next day it was Christmas. They all yelled “It’s Christmas!” They met four people named Ashley, Jenny, Kate and Lily. Aliyah said to them “Are you guys allowed to have a slumber party at my house tonight?” Lily said “I’ll think about it.” Two seconds later Lily said “Yes, we can! YAY!” By Aliyah Bowman Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

One snow day my friends and I were having a snowball fight against each other. It was fun and I was the best snowball fighter of them all. Then my friends and I got cold so we went into the house and we even got hot chocolate. Then we went outside to build a snowman. Then we built a cool gingerbread house. We used candy buttons jellybeans candy canes sparkles and green and red icing. By Morgan Honan, Grade 3, St. James The Greater School The night before Christmas not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nick would be there. I heard a noise. I ran downstairs to see what was the matter. At the last minute I saw him. He filled each and every kid’s stocking there. By Morgan Honan Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

A Christmas story One Christmas I got out of my bed and I went downstairs and looked under the tree. There were a lot of presents. I ran and got my mom and dad. Mom said that we had to have breakfast first. I got a Wii, a colouring book, crayons, markers. My mom and dad got me a puppy. Then I went to my dad’s mom’s house. I got a lot of presents. Then we went home and had lunch. Then I watched my new movie that my grandma bought me. I loved it because it was about a puppy getting an owner. Then we had supper. The end. By Paige Robinson Grade 3, St. James The Greater School And a blue jay in a Christmas tree. On the first day of Christmas my friend gave to me a blue jay in a Christmas tree. On the second day of Christmas my friend gave to me a big giant hug. On the last day of Christmas he gave me a nice kiss. So now I have a blue jay in a tree and a hug and a giant kiss. By Anna Rooney Grade 3, St. James The Greater School Christmas surprise One day on Christmas Santa came. There was a beautiful tree. There was a bunch of nice decorations. When Santa was eating the cookies, a little girl woke up. “Ho, ho, ho,” said Santa. Santa was surprised. Most of the kids were asleep but this one wasn’t. Her name was Ally. Her mom went downstairs for a glass of milk. When she went downstairs she saw her daughter talking to Santa. Santa got her mom a diamond necklace. She was happy. Her daughter said “Mom, this is the best Christmas ever.” Santa put them on the nice list. By Tamara Thomas Grade 3, St. James The Greater School One angel poem Roses are red, violets are

One Christmas Eve there was a little girl. Her name was Sara. She can’t wait for tonight. It was nighttime. She went to bed. Santa came with 20 presents under the Christmas tree. She went downstairs she saw lots of presents from Santa. She loves Christmas Eve. She got an iPad she got a toy cat and a toy dog. She was so happy her mom and dad were taking pictures of her. Papa and Nana came to see her on Christmas day. Her friends see her on Christmas day after she went outside. She played in the snow with her friends. She said “This is fun in the snow.” She had the best time in her life and she played with her toys. The end. By Haley Trudel Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

A poem for Christmas Roses are red, snow is white, Christmas is the time to celebrate. One Christmas day there was a little girl. She saw snow. But her family did not believe her. She went outside and said “It is snowing!” Her family went and said “I am sorry for not believing you”. But one night Santa came and gave her presents. The end. By Haley Trudel Grade 3, St. James The Greater School It was the day before Christmas. Mary was very tired. She was about to have a baby. So she went to bed. The next day she had a baby boy named Jesus. Joseph was very happy to have a wonderful little boy. They wrapped him in a white basket. Then Joshua the lamb curled up beside him and fell a sleep. The end. By Lily Trudel Grade 3, St. James The Greater School A Christmas story It was the night before Christmas and Santa still had to make more presents for the boys and girls. All of his elves were at home with their families and Santa was alone. But he finished making the presents. One of the girls was very happy. She got a puppy, earrings, makeup, Wii and a phone. Her brother got a turtle, clothes and a phone. They were both very happy. By Sara Whan Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

A Christmas story One Christmas Eve there was a little girl and she couldn’t wait for the morning

because she loved to open the presents. She just remembered that she left the fire on and Santa would get hurt and not be able to deliver the presents for the boys and girls. She was very sad because it was her fault because she left the fire one. So she went downstairs and put out the fire. The next day there were lots of presents and she was very happy because she saved Santa. By Sara Whan Grade 3, St. James The Greater School My version of Pete the Cat Christmas story It was the day before Christmas and at the North Pole in Santa’s workshop he sat in bed because he had too much hot cocoa. At the workshop all the elves were hoping that Santa would feel better by the hour. All the elves came up with a huge idea. They called Pete the cat. Pete got the call saying we need you to fill in for Santa. Pete was very surprised and Peter was at a beach in the water. Although Pete was surprised he still jumped in his truck. When Pete got to the North Pole he put on his jacket and tried to find the workshop. Pete found the workshop and Santa’s bed in the workshop. Pete said “What’s wrong, Santa?” It was finally time to go. Pete packed the toys and said “Yeehaa this is awesome.” He had delivered all the toys and when he got back everyone was cheering and Santa was feeling a lot better. The end. By Joey Brinkworth Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

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Boltto 3 Alu’s First Christmas Alu and her pack were going to celebrate Christmas and some squirrels are going to help them. They found a cave with a perfect tree and some how decorated it. It was Christmas Eve and they went to sleep. At 10 o’clock they heard a noise. Alu said “It’s Santa quick go to sleep or we

The new king named Jesus One day an angel told Mary that she was going to have a baby named Jesus. Then an angel told Joseph that he was going to be a daddy for a baby named Jesus. Then Joseph and Mary met and Joseph said “Get on my donkey and we will find somewhere to stay.” Joseph saw a stable. He said “There is a place we can stay tonight.” Mary and Joseph wanted a wonderful baby. Mary said “What will we name him?” “Jesus” said Mary and Joseph. By Shawna Maloney Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

blue, an angel named Sara and her friend was named Anna. They were friends forever! And never fought. They were all angels. One day they found a crystal. They were surprised. They were 19 years old. And one of the angels said “I’m allergic to dogs.” But one day her cat ran away and she looked everywhere in town. They were very sad. One night her cat Lila came back. She woke up she was surprised. She never knew that after one whole night Lila would return home. And one Christmas night Santa came to town. And Santa yelled out “Merry Christmas!” By Tamara Thomas Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

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Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem. Mary was going to have a baby she is very tired. The next day Mary had a baby named Jesus. He was in a crib with straw in the crib. Baby Jesus was lying down. By Kaia Babin-Rex Grade 3, St. James The Greater School

won’t get presents.” and they did go to sleep. In the morning they got presents. The end. By Emma Kroll Grade 3, St. James The Greater School


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Spirit moves us into holiday mode EMC News - Last Wednesday our school gymnasium held the annual Alumni basketball game. The teams consisted of current grade 12 students who play basketball for St. John versus basketball players from past years. It was to no one’s surprise that the returning students won the match by a whopping 45 points. The event corralled many players for both teams and as well as spectators. The grade 12 girls’ sleepover took place last Thursday night. This event invites any ladies in their senior year to stay over night at the school. In the festive spirit, the girls decorated the atrium for Christmas by setting up a Christmas tree, hanging decorations and painting the windows. A great night was enjoyed by all, with very little sleep. The Relay for Life Organizing


GRAHAM Spartan Scene Committee has been finalized. The list is posted outside the gym doors to check. I would like to wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone in the community. May your holidays be filled with blessings and joy.

Christmas-time arrives at SFDCI By JULIA COMERFORD

EMC News - The halls of Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute were full of Christmas cheer last week. There were the usual photo-ops by the beautiful Christmas tree in the foyer, gift exchanges, and of course candy canes to be found (and devoured) in every classroom. But on top of the typical festivities that come with the season, last week was the Christmas Spirit Week! The students and staff of SFDCI were all looking forward to coming to school in their comfy pajamas for PJ day on Monday, but buses were cancelled due to freezing rain. So pajamas were still worn anyways, but with the added snow-day perk

RED & WHITE of sleeping in, of course. The old saying “Red and green should never be seen, except for in the washing machine!” was ever-so-rebelliously ignored on Tuesday. Everyone showed up in their best red and green, and committed a major fashion crime, all for the sake of the Christmas spirit. On Wednesday, the halls were a sea of Santa hats and reindeer antlers for “Festive Hat Day”. The occasional humbug stuck out like a sore thumb, toting a baseball cap,

but scrooges will be scrooges! The festivities continued on Thursday for “Winter Attire Day”, where everybody sported hats, boots, scarves and mittens… over-heating was just a side-effect. With the so called “END OF THE WORLD” falling on a Friday, what better way to celebrate than by throwing on your best tacky Christmas sweater and stuffing your face with cookies all day? However, “Snowpocalypse” happened on Friday

Bears give back Seven players from the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears helped out the Salvation Army recently on its kettle campaign. Teammates Karson McCartney (left) and Brett Costello spent a couple of hours at the LCBO collecting donations. The Bears players and organization are proud to help the Salvation Army with such a worthy cause. They are thankful of the Salvation Army including them in this Christmas tradition.

Heading towards Christmas EMC News - Last week, Mr. Imeson’s Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Team travelled to Notre Dame in Carleton Place for an all-day tournament. Although they lost their first game, they moved to the B side and quickly dominated the opposing teams with a score of 3-0 in round-robin play. Next, they met up with the second team from St. John, coached by Grade 7/8 teacher, Mr. Bujacz. As Mr. Imeson reported later, his team crushed Mr. Bujacz’s team in the finals, leading Mr. Imeson’s team to victory. The Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball team, coached by Mrs. McKinnon, participated in a separate tournament. St. John hosted the Lanark County Championship, and twelve schools in the region came to participate. Although our St. John girls did not win, everybody had fun. This week, all Grade 7 and 8 students attended a Christmas-themed mass at the church during school hours to learn that good things come to

and once again, the RedHawks had themselves a snow-day. The 30 cm of snow predicted isn’t quite the same as the earth exploding to smithereens, but good try Mayan Calendar-makers. There was a talent show scheduled to be held on Friday afternoon to showcase the talents that our wonderful students have to offer, however, everyone was simply too busy decorating trees and stringing up lights and whatnot to prepare, so the show has been postponed to a later date. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year RedHawks! We will see you back at school on January 7 looking rested and ready to complete the semester.


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WILLMS Spartan Scene 2.0 those who wait and how important it is to remember that there would be no Christmas if Jesus hadn’t been born. We sang many great Christmas songs, led by Mme Lavertue, and I had the special job of accompanying them on the piano. Hockey tryouts will be held after Christmas this year, and I’m sure many of our students are looking forward to this opportunity.

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Festive effort EMC Sports - From left to right, Nolan Trombetta, Jimmy Howe, Karson McCartney, Drew Dubas, Chris MacMillan, Kevin Millejours, Brett Costello volunteer for the Salvation Army kettle drive Saturday, Dec. 15, following that Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home game. The seven team members donned their team jerseys and headed to some local stores to help the Salvation Army with their annual Kettle drive. Teammates Karson McCartney and Brett Costello spent a couple of hours at the LCBO collecting donations. Jimmy Howe and Kevin Millejours did the same at Giant Tiger while Chris MacMillan, Nolan Trombetta & Drew Dubas were at Walmart. While at the Salvation Army kettles the Bears also handed out candy canes in the spirit of Christmas.

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The Bears players and organization are proud to help the Salvation Army with such a worthy cause as the kettle campaign. Here, Jimmie Howe and Kevin Millejours man the kettle at Giant Tiger last week.

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