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is to select a hard working, passionate young rider who has the talent to succeed at a higher level. As the winner of the Partridge Talent Search for 2012, Emily received an allinclusive one year lease including lessons and the opportunity to compete in both Canada and the United States with Pippins, Partridge Acres’ top show pony. Pippins, a seven year old pony owned by Partridge Acres, is a pony who brings out the best in riders and, indeed, teaches them the way to succeed in the show ring. He himself has qualified twice for the North American Sport Pony Star Search at the Royal Winter Fair where he has earned third and sixth place finishes.

EMC news - The longawaited road linking Jinkinson Road with the Canadian Golf and Country Club and Country Club Village in Goulbourn is closer to reality. That’s because the Ontario Ministry of the Environment has given its approval for the construction of the road, albeit with seven conditions. City of Ottawa RideauGoulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt says that there is “nothing insurmountable” in the seven conditions, although one such condition is that the road must be built as a gravel road. Another condition involves incorporating mitigation measures in the road’s construction so that the glare of headlights from vehicles using the road does not impact motorists travelling on the adjacent fourlane highway seven. “Getting the approval is huge,” councillor Moffatt says, noting that construction of this connecting road between Jinkinson Road and Country Club Village, running parallel with highway seven, is important not only for the Canadian Golf and Country Club and residents of Country Club Village but also to quarry operators in the area who will have a more direct route heading west. This new road link will also mean that there will be less truck traffic from the quarries on Fernbank Road to the south.

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Guitar vocalists perform at Gaia Java Coffee Company shop on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. – Pages 20-21


Emily Iob of Stittsville sits on the Partridge Acres’ pony Pippins as she is joined by her coach Veronica Grajewski, owner and head trainer at Partridge Acres, at the Vermont Summer Festival national level horse show last year. Emily and Pippins were a class winner at the show.

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Awards presented at annual 4H banquet at Dining Hall at the Richmond fairground in Richmond. – Pages 36-37

EMC news - 2012 was a year to remember for twelve year old Emily Iob of Stittsville. That’s because it turned out to be a magical year thanks to her successful partnership with “Pippins,” a seven year old pony owned by Partridge Acres who is a super show pony who is best known on the equestrian show circuit as “Partridge Zero to Hero.” And for Emily, Pippins lived up to this show circuit name, taking her to the top as she and Pippins claimed multiple championships at Ottawa area competitions and finished off the year as overall grand champions in three divisions. The pair was also a class

winner at the Vermont Summer Festival national level horse show. This ride to the top all began at Christmas time 2011 when Partridge Acres, which is an equestrian lesson and show stable located on John Kennedy Way west of Upper Dwyer Hill Road, selected Emily Iob as the winner of its Partridge Talent Search for 2012. This is not easy to do. Interested riders must submit an essay detailing their riding experience, competitive experience and future goals in the sport. The entry must also include a video. Top submissions are reviewed and an additional interview or even a riding trial may happen. The winner is selected based on riding ability and potential for development over the course of the ensuing year. The goal of the Talent Search

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GMS students raise funds for 400 meals at Ottawa Mission

EMC news - Four hundred meals for the homeless will be served by The Ottawa Mission thanks to the fundraising efforts of students at Goulbourn Middle School. The generosity and true Christmas spirit shown by the students in holding a Christmas bazaar at the school, with the proceeds going to The Ottawa Mission, resulted in a total of $1,202.97 being raised. This will fund the provision of 400 meals for those in need at The Ottawa Mission in the New Year. This Christmas bazaar was held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the library at Goulbourn Middle School, running from 8:15 a.m. through to 1:30 p.m. Students organized the Christmas bazaar as a way of helping those in need at The Ottawa Mission, with the goal to raise enough funds to pay

for 300 to 400 dinners for those who are served by The Ottawa Mission. This goal was achieved. With regard to the bazaar, students made all of the arrangements including room bookings, phone calls, purchases, decorating and contact with the school administration. They created a committee, explained the project to fellow students and asked for volunteers. All students asked stepped forward to volunteer. In the weeks leading up to the event, the students organized eight different themed tables for the bazaar. These included a Christmas decorations table of gently used or new decorations; a bake table; a costume table where student customers could buy reindeer antlers as well as elf and Santa hats; a bracelets table where student-made bracelets were on sale; a crafts table featuring candles and origami; a mystery gifts table; a silent


Goulbourn Middle School students Skylar Bolton, left, and Darcie Watson-Laird, right, look after a table where they are selling an assortment of items to raise funds for the Ottawa Mission at a Christmas bazaar at the school on Tuesday, Dec. 18. auction for items such as a glass chess board and leather portfolios; and a raffle table with prizes from Best Buy, iTunes and Tim Hortons. Students talked up the bazaar throughout the school.

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opened its doors in 1906, it was a place where homeless men could go to eat, sleep and get a change of clothing. The Mission still provides these basic services and there is still a need. The front desk at The Ottawa Mission is staffed every hour of every day of the year. It is the first point of contact for men seeking shelter and services. The front desk staff is trained in first aid, security and suicide intervention. In addition, the front desk staff handles daily room book-in and handing out basic toiletries to residents, as well as other duties. In 2011, an average of 226 people used The Ottawa Mission for shelter every night of the year. This represents an


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Online voting for awards begins on Jan. 7 Special to the News

EMC news – Voting time for the 2013 People’s Choice Business Awards organized by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce is just about here. Online voting to determine the winners fro those businesses nominated in the different categories will open this coming Monday, Jan. 7 and continue through until Friday, Feb. 1. The online voting, open to everyone, will take place on the Kanata Chamber of Commerce website. The categories are community supported/nonprofit organization, best restaurant, tourism business, health and wellness business, new business, small business (up to ten employees), large business (over ten employees) and retail business. All of these categories will have a recipient from Goulbourn (including Stittsville) as well as one from West Carleton and one from Kanata. The Kanata Chamber of Commerce covers all of these areas. There are also two categories for nominations that apply to the whole Kanata/Goulbourn/West Carleton area with only one winner for the whole area. These two categories are technology business and professional services business. There is also a citizen of the year award

which is meant to recognize an individual for making a significant contribution to benefit the community in some exceptional way either through volunteer activity or by carrying out work-related duties beyond what would normally be expected in paid employment. The person must live or work in the Kanata, Goulbourn or West Carleton area. This citizen of the year award is selected by a committee from the nominations received. It is not determined by online voting as are all of the other awards. The six nominated for citizen of the year are Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators, Kathleen Ellis of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Kanata Sunrise, John Curry of the Stittsville News EMC, Dr. Agatha Sidlauskas of Venta Preparatory School, Sam Spataro of the Visoneering Group and Brian Mason of the West Ottawa Soccer Club. Nominated businesses in the categories for Goulbourn (including Stittsville) includes a wide range of businesses. In the community supported/non-profit organization category for Goulbourn, nominees include the Richmond Village Association, the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville, Main Street Community Services and the Stittsville

Pre-school program Special to the News

EMC news - Duffer Doo. What’s that? No, it’s not a golfing program as you might suspect. Rather, the Duffer Doo program is a play-based pre-school program for children aged 2 to 4 years. And, while it has been offered in the Nepean area for over 30 years, it has never been offered outside the Nepean boundaries – until now. Starting on Monday, Jan. 7, the Duffer Doo program is coming to Richmond. It will be offered at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre on Monday mornings as of that date. The Duffer Doo program is designed to encourage and enhance a child’s development with crafts, songs, games and theme-related activities. In the program, youngsters get to socialize with their peers and with caring staff in a fun environment. For more information about this Duffer Doo program, please contact Mary Lou Davidson, program coordinator for Richmond/Goulbourn for the Community Programs Branch of the city of Ottawa’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department at 613-580-2424, ext. 33271 or via email at mary-lou. . Additional information about this Duffer Doo program and about rural recreation programs in general can be obtained by visiting the website .

Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Saunders Farm of Munster has been nominated in the tourism business category for Goulbourn, as have the Canadian Golf and Country Club, the Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club, the Richmond Agricultural Society (Richmond Fair) and Sixty Four Hundred Celebration Centre. In the health and wellness business category for Goulbourn, nominees include Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy and Mahogany Salon and Spa, both of Stittsville, Spotlight Hair and Spa and Sue’s Hair Advantage, both of Richmond, Simply Spa and Nu Healings Nutrition. The new business category for Goulbourn has four nominees – Bistrofiftyfour at Amberwood, Food Basics, Kungfu Bistro and Complete Hockey Development Centre. In the large business category for Goulbourn, the nominees are Kerr Karpentry of Richmond, Saunders Farm of Munster and Mahogany Salon and Spa, Re/Max Affiliates Realty, Laurysen Kitchens Ltd., Stittsville Sobeys, Bradley’s Insurance and Tennant Jackson Peters LLP, all of Stittsville. In the small business category for Goulbourn, nominees are Bayview Windows, Ca-

Trivia Challenge Night coming on Friday, Feb. 22 Special to the News

EMC news - Trivia will once again be running wild at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Friday, Feb. 22. That’s when the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville will be hosting its eighth annual Trivia Challenge Night – ten rounds of ten questions each, all trivia-related. Each round has a prize while there are also three grand prizes - $500 for first place, $350 for second place and $150 for third place. Teams of eight people are able to compete for these prizes. The funds raised by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville through holding this annual Trivia Challenge Night help the Club with its commu-

nity and international projects which have included helping fund the Dave Smith Drug Treatment Centre and the Ottawa Rotary Home, a fresh water well in Ghana, a library and community centre in Luweero in Uganda, building a gazebo at a women’s shelter and developing youth leadership. For more information about the eighth annual Trivia Challenge Night being held by the Rotary Club of Ottawa- Stittsville on Friday, Feb. 22, or for information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rotary Club members Theresa Qadri at 613-620-6245 or at or Brad Spriggs at 613-836-1637 or at

nadian Sport Martial Arts Academy, Century Roofing and Siding, Complete Hockey Development Centre, Dandelion Kids, Dragon’s Lair Beads, FaveQuest, Guardsman Insurance Services Inc., inGenius Engineering Inc., Jabulani Vineyard and Winery, Main Street Optical, Memories 2dvd, Oil Changers (Stittsville), Stittsville Automotive Service Centre Ltd., Sue’s Hair Advantage, The Co-Operators and Webshark Media Inc. Nominees in the best restaurant category for Goulbourn include Bistrofiftyfour, Cabotto’s, Kungfu Bistro, Mojo Fresh, Napoli’s Café and The Glen Scottish Restaurant, all in Stittsville. In the retail business category for Goulbourn, nominees are Brown’s Your Independent Grocer, Dragon Lair Beads and Gaia Java Coffee Company, all of Stittsville. The nomination period, which began on Monday, Nov. 26, ran until midnight on Friday, Dec. 21. Last year’s People’s Choice Business Awards of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce drew a record number of nominees as well as a record number of votes. The awards will be presented at a gala awards night in the ballroom at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Time for final swim and skate Special to the News

EMC news - Swimming or skating at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) in Stittsville is a fun activity as this Christmas holiday time winds down. Public swims with the slide available will take place at the pool at the GRC in Stittsville this Thursday, Jan. 3 and this Friday, Jan 4, all from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be family swims on Thursday, Jan. 3 and Friday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. As for skating at the GRC, there will be a public skating session on Friday, Jan. 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. There will be family skating sessions on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Thinking of Selling, Downsizing or Moving? We Can Help! 613-623-5903 1227.R0011835371 R0061840120


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January 7 2013 UPCOMING MAPLE GROVE ROAD CLOSURES! IAs part of the Maple Grove Road construction upgrades the City has granted permission for additional construction of Maple Grove Road in two areas. The contractor, Taggart Construction Ltd., has been contracted by Mattamy Corp. to reconstruct Maple Grove Rd. Work includes sanitary, storm, watermain and road reconstruction. Maple Grove from Alon Street to Johnwoods Street The section of Maple Grove Road from Alon Street to Johnwoods will be reduced to one lane for required watermain work from January 7, 2013 to March 29, 2013. During some of this construction period the intersection of Johnwoods and Maple Grove Road will be completed closed requiring residents to follow a detour. This work will also entail some blasting and Mattamy Homes has been requested to notify nearby residents of this work. Local traffic and emergency vehicles will continue to have access on the temporary roads from Johnwoods to the open section of Maple Grove Road (east of this road closure). Maple Grove Road from Rosehill Avenue to Silver Seven Road The section of Maple Grove Road from Rosehill Avenue to Silver Seven Road will be completely closed for required watermain work and storm sewer upgrades from January 16, 2013 to April 6, 2013. As part of the requirements for these road closures, the roadway must be reopened to the public once it is feasible to do so. If the roadway is reopened before asphalt is available, the contractor must open the road with a smooth hard packed granular surface. The roadway surface must be to the satisfaction of the City. The contractor is responsible for all roadway maintenance (inc. snow removal, filling potholes) until such time as all work is complete (inc. paving). For general information on the Maple Grove Road construction project please visit: For more information on this closure and construction work please contact Daniel Potechin, Construction Manager, Land Development, Mattamy Homes at 613-831-3506 or Please feel free to copy me on any correspondence you send to Mattamy Homes on this matter.

STITTSVILLE MAIN STREET COMMUNITY DESIGN PLAN On November 1, 2012, a visioning workshop was held in Stittsville to kick off the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan. Residents, business and land owners, and community members were all welcome to attend this public meeting and provide input for the vision and guidance for the growth of the area. For more information on the visioning workshop please visit the below brief summary document. Feedback collected from round table discussions lead to some common themes. Stittsville Main Street should: r*ODMVEF B NJY PG DPNNFSDJBM BOE SFTJEFOUJBM EFWFMPQNFOU GFBUVSJOH small commercial enterprises at grade and residential above in low-rise buildings; r1SFTFSWFCVJMUIFSJUBHFBOEFODPVSBHFOFXVTFTJOFYJTUJOHCVJMEJOHT r#F QFEFTUSJBO BOE DZDMJTU GSJFOEMZ CZ JNQSPWJOH TUSFFUT  TJEFXBMLT BOE network connections; r1SPWJEFJNQSPWFETJHOBHFBOETUSFFUGVSOJUVSF JODMVEJOHCFODIFT r6QHSBEFBOENBJOUBJOTJEFXBMLTBOEMPDBMQVCMJDUSBOTJUTUPQT r1SFTFSWFBOEFOIBODFOBUVSBMGFBUVSFTBOEQBSLT r#FBEFTUJOBUJPOUIBUQFPQMFBSFBCMFUPXBMLUP A draft vision statement for the project has emerged and reads as follows: A community destination with a commercial and residential main street that preserves heritage and village character and is pedestrian and cyclist friendly. For more information visit and Have your say! Your input is essential in creating a framework for future development along Stittsville Main Street. Please contribute and send your ideas to and to stay up to date on the project, subscribe now! It is important to hear from the community on this plan which will shape our Main Street.

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It was Partridge Acres owner and head trainer Veronica Grajewski who introduced the Partridge Talent Search in order to give deserving young riders a chance to shine by linking them up with Pippins for a year. Emily Iob took this opportunity and the results speak for themselves. She says that she entered the Talent Search because she saw it as an amazing opportunity for a rider. “Emily exceeded our expectations, facing every challenge with determination, a smile and a positive attitude,â€? Veronica Grajewski says about Emily’s equestrian performances in 2012. “Time after time, Emily was put to the test and always came out on top,â€? she adds. She notes that from the time that Emily teamed up with Pippins, she was a determined and bold rider who took instruction and feedback well, always pushing forward without letting a difďŹ cult ride set her back in her determination to form a bond with Pippins. Ms. Grajewski notes that as 2012 progressed, the partnership between Emily and Pip-

pins “clicked� and they soon became the team to beat at equestrian competitions. She points out that the performance of Emily and Pippins in the season-ending horse show was “magical� as they won all of their classes that day, clinching championships in three divisions in the overall year-end awards in the Ottawa region. Emily herself knows that 2012 became an unforgettable year for her. “Veronica has been an amazing coach and remained very positive throughout all of the ups and downs we faced,� Emily says. She praises her coach, noting how she makes every lesson fun. She realizes that her experiences in 2012 allowed her to take her riding to a new level. “Overall the team at Partridge Acres went above and beyond to make this a year I will never forget,� Emily says while thanking her coach Veronica and all of the other riders at Partridge Acres for all they did to support her in 2012. And don’t forget Pippins, that wonderful pony who was her mount throughout the year. Emily says that her most memorable experience during the year with Pippins was

when they won their class at the Vermont Summer Festival national level horse show. She also remembers how the judges at some shows commented on how great Pippins’ jump was. Emily came to realize that Pippins has quite a personality and she feels that they bonded as a team. Coming off this spectacular year, Emily will have a new partner in 2013, replacing Pippins, but she is looking forward working with her coach and her new mount as she continues her equestrian development. Her ultimate goal is to ride at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. And as for Pippins, he will be linked up with a new rider, 14 year old Katie Lefebvre of Stittsville, winner of the 2013 Partridge Talent Search. Under the guidance of Veronica Grajewski, they will be undertaking a journey similar to that enjoyed by Emily Iob and Pippins this past year. Partridge Acres, located on John Kennedy Way (take highway seven to Upper Dwyer Hill Road and then go via Hamilton Road to John Kennedy Way), considers itself more than just an equestrian lesson and show stable. It also tries to be a home away from

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Councillor Moffatt notes that the Canadian Golf and Country Club and residents of Country Club Village always had a direct eastward road connection until highway seven was reconstructed and made into a four lane, restricted access road. He said that this reconstruction was done at the expense of the golf club and Country Club Village residents, something that has

taken about 15 years to fix. But there is still no definite timeline for construction of the road. Councillor Moffatt says that design work and tendering will be a task for 2013, with money identified for the project in the city of Ottawa’s budget for 2014. The conditions set for by the Ministry of the Environment for the road’s approval will have to be satisfied to allow construction to go ahead.

Councillor Moffatt met with Ministry personnel several months ago to explain the project in an attempt to speed up the approval which has now come through. He admits that this new road may impact only several hundred residents but that this is an issue that has consumed community interest over the years. He lists getting Ministry approval for this new road connection as one of his biggest achievements in the first

two years of his term as city of Ottawa councillor for the area because of its importance to the affected community of Country Club Village. This road connecting Country Club Village and the Canadian Golf and Country Club to Jinkinson Road, providing a direct route to and from the east, has been an issue since the planning stages for the creation of the four-lane highway seven. Construction of this new

road ran into opposition during the planning process for the expanded highway seven not only in that other routes in and out of the Country Club Village community were considered as perhaps adequate alternatives but also from environmental advocates who opposed the road which would run through a wetland area. Since the opening of the

four-lane highway seven, patrons of the Canadian Golf and Country Club and residents of Country Club Village who want to travel eastward to Stittsville, Kanata or Ottawa have first had to travel westward to the Dwyer Hill Road before then heading eastward on highway seven or another east-wide road such as Fernbank Road.

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EMC news - Attention, all seniors in the Richmond area. The Rural Ottawa South Support Services, which is offering senior programs in the Richmond community, has several programs which it is offering for seniors in the Richmond area. Starting in January, the Rural Ottawa South Support Services will be offering a breakfast club, a diners program and a caregivers support group program in Richmond. The breakfast club will be held on the second Monday of each month and it will begin on Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. at Royals Restaurant on Perth Street at Lennox Street in Richmond. Those planning to attend should call Bonnie Smith of the Rural Ottawa South Support Services by Thursday, Jan. 10 at 613-6924697, ext. 238. There’s also a diner’s club program which will begin on Monday, Jan. 21, running

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. This will take place on the third Monday of each month. The cost is only $7.50 per person but those attending must register a week before by calling Bonnie Smith of the Rural Ottawa South Support Services at 613-6924697, ext. 238. A caregivers support group program is also being offered. It will be held on the fourth Monday of each month, with the initial session being held on Monday, Jan. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. This caregivers support group is for anyone who is caring for a spouse, parent or family member. It will deal with effective strategies that can be engaged to help in this caregiving task. Those interested in being part of this caregivers support group should call Bonnie Smith of the Rural Ot-

tawa South Support Services at 613-692-4697, ext. 238 to register. The Rural Ottawa South Support Services also has an office right in Richmond that will be open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond, this Richmond office can be contacted by phone at 613-219-6982. For more information about the Rural Ottawa South Support Services and the programs and services which it offers, please contact program coordinator Bonnie Smith at or by phone at 613-692-4697, ext. 238. Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSA) is a non-profit, charitable organization created in the spring of 2011 when Rideau Community Support Services and the Osgoode Home Support Program merged. It strives to be a centre of excellence in

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EMC news - Sacred Heart Catholic High School grade eight student Lauren Treffers already knows that she wants to be a teacher. And not just any teacher. “I want to be a grade two teacher,” she says, recounting how her grade two teacher at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond, Ms. Butler, is the kind of teacher that she herself wants to be like. “I really enjoyed grade two. She just made it special,” Lauren says. She also points out that teaching grade two means dealing with students who tend to be good listeners and are at a nice age, seven and eight years old. “I like being with kids,” the 13 year old says, indicating another reason why she wants to be a teacher. Indeed, she currently babysits two youngsters after school and also this past summer was a babysitter all day long for a youngster. So, as you see, she puts into practice her liking to be with kids. Lauren has also been in-

volved with her youngster sister Holly, who is now 11, and others over the past seven years in holding a fundraising lemonade stand on a day during the summer where they raise funds for a charitable cause. This past year the funds raised went to the Wild Bird Care Centre. In previous summers, the causes supported have ranged from children in Africa to saving polar bears. Fundraising and helping in the community is nothing new for Lauren. At the Art in the Park event at Memorial Park in Richmond last June, she and her sister set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Richmond Food Bank. Indeed, she volunteers at the Richmond Food Bank and even though she has already achieved the community service hours that she needs as a grade eight student, she continues to volunteer there. Last spring, Lauren was among those who joined a silent vigil at Memorial Park in Richmond to protest Canada’s exporting of asbestos to other countries. The Canadian government has since then taken

action to halt the mining of asbestos in Canada. Every spring Lauren helps out with a spring clean-up in Richmond, picking up the winter litter from some location in the community. She used to be in Sparks and Brownies where she says she had a lot of fun and she still treasures her badge-covered sash. At Sacred Heart, Lauren is involved with the Free the Children organization which recently raised over $1,500 in a penny drive at the school. The funds will help provide clean water to people in Africa. Lauren has also signed up for the Red Maple Reading Club at Sacred Heart, a Club whose members read books written by Canadian authors. She admits to liking to read and although she has an ereader, she still prefers reading paper books. At school, she is playing the flute in music class which she is enjoying. She used to take piano lessons and can still play piano. Lauren is in the French Immersion program at Sacred Heart and plans to stay in

the program as she continues through high school. She is taking her parents’ advice that having a fluency in French will help her in the job market later in life. She attended St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond until grade four when she moved to Holy Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville for the French Immersion program. Lauren uses email but has no Facebook or Twitter accounts since she believes that there is a lot of cyber bullying that takes place there and she does not want to have any part of it. Lauren likes to travel and has enjoy family trips to Prince Edward Island, Florida and St. Lucia. She is looking forward to a family Mediterrean cruise later this year and being exposed to the different cultures and languages to which she will be exposed on the trip. And Lauren is also a fan of Canadian singing star Justin Bieber whom she hopes to see and hear at an upcoming July concert at Scotiabank Place. “I like his music,” she says, while admitting that Justin also seems like a nice guy.

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AGM for Historical Society EMC news - It’s business but it’s also a time for socializing. That’s the annual general meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society which is coming up on Saturday, Jan. 19. The tradition has developed that this annual general meeting (AGM) rotates around the various communities of Goulbourn and so this year this AGM is being held in Stittsville. Specifically, the AGM will be held at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 19, beginning at 12 noon. A dinner prepared by the ladies of Stittsville United Church will be served at noon. This is an opportunity not only for a delicious meal but also provides an opportunity to socialize and chat before the business portion of the AGM gets underway. Cost of the dinner is only $15, with all Historical Society members urged to attend if possible. However, those planning to attend are asked to indicate your attendance by reserving a ticket by emailing As for paying for the dinner, you can pay

at the door that day. It is important that the Historical Society know how many are planning to attend so that the ladies at the church can prepare the correct amount of food for the dinner. In the business portion of the AGM, the Historical Society will be dealing with two proposed changes to its bylaws. One raises the number of Board members elected from the current seven to eight. If passed, the Board of Directors would consist of eight Directors elected at an AGM plus the Society’s immediate past president who would be a non-voting member. The second proposed bylaw change deals with the reasons why a Board member may opt to leave the Board of Directors before the expiry of his/her term. It adds “health issues” to the list of reasons why a Board member may opt to leave the Board. The existing bylaw cites “personal choice” and “poor attendance” as reasons for leaving the Board. The proposed new bylaw would also allow the Board to appoint a replacement for a departing Board member either for part or for all of the remainder of the term of the departing Board member. The existing bylaw calls for the appointment to

be for the remainder of the term of the departing Board member. Present members of the Board of Directors of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society are Barbara Bottriell, who is president, Rev. Jim Kirkpatrick, Debbie Proulx, Mike Bryan, Lee Boltwood, John Brummell, Tina Cockram and Robin Derrick. The Goulbourn Township Historical Society promotes local history. Among its activities are identifying and marking heritage buildings in the community, encouraging historical research and promoting interest in local history. The Historical Society also runs an annual photo contest and holds regular monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. The Historical Society also publishes books featuring local history. In 2012, the Society reprinted Bernie Shaw’s “Ghosts of Goulbourn” book and also published a new book entitled “Goulbourn Stained Glass” which features photographs of the stained glass windows in Goulbourn churches. The text was researched and written by Bernie Shaw. For more information about the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, please contact Historical Society president Barbara Bottriell at 613-836-2305.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


ecember 2012 ended with a bang not a whimper. That is if you don’t count the moans and whines from various residents after they were hit with two big snowstorms and 50-plus centimetres of snow. Ottawa residents haven’t seen weather like this for years and it’s understandable that it will take some of us a little time to adjust. First and foremost, the inclement weather has been

accompanied by a rise in the cases of colds, the flu and other illnesses. But that is mostly a product of people huddling together inside and sharing their germs. The first part of any intelligent person’s survival guide for the Great Canadian Winter must begin with an old adage you probably heard from your mother: wash your hands. Wash them frequently. And if you’re sick, stay

home and recover. Many workaholics will show up at the office even while fending off a bad bout of the bubonic plaque. While their work ethic is commendable, it only serves to spread the sickness to coworkers. Stay home, rest up and return to work recharged and healthy. But the cold weather and heaps of white stuff aren’t all doom and gloom. Winter is a season of play

for ski and skating enthusiasts. Owners of ski hills in Quebec and Ontario are bubbling with jubilation over the recent snowfall. Skiing on real snow, you see, is a whole new experience compared to gliding down the artificial stuff. As for Canada’s national sport, volunteers across the country are out in force clearing the ice pads and outdoor rinks to make way for the legion of children hungering

for a game of scrimmage hockey. The average 10-year-old boy or girl’s eye’s light up when they see the thermometer dip below zero and hear that the roads are choked with snow. Of course that can only mean one thing. A school snow day and a morning spent chasing a piece of vulcanized rubber with their buddies on the local rink. January also sees the arrival of the Bell Capital Cup, bringing together hundreds of teams, both from Ontario and Quebec and other countries and thousands of atom-age

hockey players. This year, the cup features the Capital City Condors, a team with players with intellectual and physical disabilities. For these children, the winter and the opportunity to play hockey is a thing of joy. An emotion that can’t help translate to the hearts of volunteers who run the team and onlookers who watch them play. For those who hate the winter, let your Grinch hearts defrost a little and take notice of the opportunities that present themselves. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


Planning the great Canadian event CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


he thing about anticipating a great event is that the event is always great in anticipation. It’s only when it becomes a real event that it risks being disappointing. So bring on the 150th anniversary celebrations, Canada’s next big birthday, scheduled for 2017, unless government cutbacks cause it to be postponed. Already, the government is said to be putting out feelers to Canadians, asking them for ideas on how the event can be properly marked. According to reports, cross-country consultations are beginning this month. The aim is to make the 150th as memorable as the 100th was. Those who were there remember it as a pretty good one, but it might be different this time. It’s pretty difficult to imagine this government or any future one laying out the kind of dough that was spent in 1967. Expo 67 was only the biggest of many large expenditures. Don’t forget the hundreds of centennial projects that were built across the country. If not for the centennial there would be empty spaces where a lot of the arenas and concert halls are in Canadian cities. Not to say that our present-day governments, at all levels, are stingy, but is there another word that describes them better? Furthermore, our taxpayers are far less adventurous in spirit than they were in 1967. It’s with these facts in mind that we have to consider the contribution we will make to the cross-country consultations. In order to gain government acceptance, proposals

to celebrate the 150th have to be, let’s say, modest in scale. Better still, they have to include provisions for corporations to pay for them. So where does that leave us, here in the capital? Under different circumstances we might think of the 150th as the perfect occasion for the unveiling of the longdiscussed portrait gallery, which was once to be located on Wellington Street across from Parliament Hill. But we won’t get that now. Maybe, instead, a PowerPoint presentation sponsored by a bank. There are some possibilities in the idea of re-enactment. This year there were re-enactments of key battles in the War of 1812. Maybe some of that could be done in 2017, re-enactments of key moments in the national capital’s history, with due consideration of budgetary realities. Actors, as long as they are not paid too much, could portray Charlotte Whitton battling with city councillors, Thomas D’Arcy McGee breathing his last, Pierre Elliott Trudeau walking in the snow. Celebrations of this sort should also look forward. Peering into the future is always interesting. In 1967 it may have been imagined that the Ottawa of 2013 would have public transit flying through the air, hologram movies projected into the night sky and an enlightened government capable of anticipating the needs of the people. None of this has come true, but the exercise is still worth the effort. So let’s think about Ottawa 2117 as presented this year at Expo 17. Public transit flying through air, except in a tunnel. Hologram movies available to elite cable subscribers. Still no portrait gallery, but they’re thinking of using the last building in the city that isn’t a condo. In other 2117 developments, the 19-digit telephone number comes into effect, additional parking is on Mars and another bridge to the Quebec side still under review.

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Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

A) Definitely. I love making these life-changing commitments to personal improvement.

A) Definitely. I love making these life-changing commitments to personal improvement.

B) Sort of. I always make a resolution, but I’m really bad at following through.

B) Sort of. I always make a resolution, but I’m really bad at following through.


C) Never. If you want to make a better life for yourself, just do it.


D) I meant to, but I thought the world was going to end last week never got around to it.


C) Never. If you want to make a better life for yourself, just do it. D) I meant to, but I thought the world was going to end last week never got around to it.

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MPP sees no legal problem with OLG sale

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EMC sports - Lindsay Kavanagh of Stittsville is playing for the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team this season. The 6 foot, 2 inch forward is one of ďŹ ve new additions to the team’s lineup this season. The Ravens have a record of six wins and two losses in regular season play going into the Christmas break, including ďŹ ve straight wins in their last ďŹ ve games. Wearing jersey number 22, Lindsay, as a rookie, has seen limited action, ranging from ten minutes to two minutes per game. Lindsay is enrolled in a Commerce program at Carleton.

EMC news – Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren is betting that selling off Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) won’t land his Progressive Conservative party in hot water with legal authorities. MacLaren’s boss, PC leader Tim Hudak, made public last month an election-style white paper called “Paths to Prosperity�. He proposes changes to health care, energy production, labour relations, and items such as selling off the LCBO and OLG. However, critics claim privatizing OLG would be illegal, since the Criminal Code of Canada says gambling must be “conducted and managed� by the province. MacLaren doubts that will make a difference. “I don’t think it is illegal,� MacLaren said.

“We would have the regulatory authority. All the laws and regulations would remain.â€? He said a PC government, which could come as early as spring if the Liberals call an election and lose, would continue to collect signiďŹ cant tax revenue from a privatized OLG. But MacLaren shrugs his shoulders at the notion that 9,000 people working in the province’s casinos would be paid less were a private owner to take over. “We don’t know they are going to pay them less,â€? he said. OLG is in the midst of selling off almost every facet of its operation. The PCs would disband the foreign-owned monopoly behind the Beer Store. They would also allow corner stores to sell beer and wine, an idea ďŹ rst proposed in the mid-1980s by Liberal leader David Paterson. More contentious is their idea to sell off the LCBO, which brings an added $1.6 billion to

government coffers. After the white paper was made public, the PCs admitted they had no idea how much more money the province stood to gain from privatizing the LCBO. A 2005 report commissioned by the Liberal government, penned by the Beverage Alcohol System Review Panel, concluded that greater competition would bring in about $200 million or more per year. Social opponents say boosting alcohol sales will lead to greater domestic violence, drunk driving accidents and more. Fiscal opponents say selling off a revenue generator is short-term gain for long-term pain. Champions of the middle class say good-paying LCBO jobs, some of the best jobs in rural Ontario these days, would be replaced by lower end convenience store clerk jobs. Still, according to the Canadian Taxpayer Federation, the number of liquor stores in Alberta has increased by 613 per cent since privatization came into effect in 1993.


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Newspaper clipping wallpaper at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School Chris Toivonen, vice-principal at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville, is in a meeting room at the school where the walls are covered with newspaper clippings featuring articles and photos that deal with activities, accomplishments and achievements involving A. Lorne Cassidy students. And why does he plaster the walls of the room with these clippings. Here’s the reason in Mr. Toivonen’s own words: “I think that students in the school need to be recognized in a lot of different ways, whether it’s in school or in the community, and we really like to see our students succeed in all aspects of their lives and to celebrate that in the school it really brings the connection from community to school that we can all work together and have kids thrive.”

EMC news - The Stittsville Village Association once again in 2012 presented its Award for Excellence in Community Leadership to three high school graduating students. The award is presented to a graduating student at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville, South Carleton High School in Richmond and Frederick Banting Alternate Program School in Stittsville. This year the name of the award was changed from “Civic Leadership” to “Community Leadership” to make it clear that the award is for student leadership shown in the community. Another change this year was that the selection of the recipient at each school was done by a school committee. In previous year a committee of the SVA had made the actual selection. Most high school awards are selected by the school committee according to the criteria for the award and now this SVA award follows this same practice. This year, as in the past, the three students receiving the award were given a commemorative plaque as well as the accompanying $200 monetary award. A representative of the SVA presented the award at the graduation ceremony of each of the schools. SVA director Jamie Lynn Young presented the award at the Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduation ceremony while SVA director Laurie Scheer presented the award at the South Carleton High School graduation ceremony. SVA immediate past president Metin Akgun presented the award at the Frederick Banting Alternate Program’s graduation ceremony.

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Book describes, shows church stained glass John Curry

EMC news - “Goulbourn Stained Glass” is a recently published Goulbourn Township Historical Society book authored by Bernie Shaw,. Stained glass windows have been a feature in churches for centuries. Evidence of stained glass windows in Britain can be found as early as the seventh century. Stained glass designs became more elaborate during the Middle Ages and in the following Renaissance and Reformation periods. And it has continued through to the present, with many new techniques and types of glass used. Goulbourn churches are part of this stained glass window tradition. In fact, there are more than 100 such stained glass windows in 12 Goulbourn township churches or former churches. In her foreword to the book, Historical Society president Barbara Bottriell notes that this was more than a book about stained glass windows. “This is a book about windows,” she writes, “but it is really about the families to whom the windows were dedicated and their ancestors who first crossed the seas to come to Goulbourn Township.” The connection of each window to Goulbourn township is outlined in the book. Author Bernie Shaw, in his preface to the book, notes that the book attempts to give a representative picture of early life in Goulbourn Township illustrated through the lives of the families remembered in the church window memorials. Churches and their stained glass windows

which are dealt with in the book include Stittsville United Church, St. Thomas Anglican Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, all in Stittsville; St. Paul’s United Church, St. John’s Anglican Church and St. Philip Catholic Church, all in Richmond; St. Clare Catholic Church at Dwyer Hill; Munster United Church and St. Stephen Anglican Church (now the Munster branch of the Ottawa Public library) in Munster; and Christ Church Anglican, Ashton United Church and Melville Presbyterian Church (now a private residence), all in Ashton. The book also contained a brief description of the history of church stained glass windows as well as a map showing the location of the various churches in Goulbourn. The three photographers who took the pictures of the church stained glass windows which appear in full colour in the book are John Brummell, Mike Bryan and John Bottriell. Bernie Shaw did all of the research and writing for the text of the book while John Bottriell did all of the design and layout of the book. Barbara Bottriell was also involved with the production of the booking terms of overseeing its production as overall editor. Proof reading was done by Joan Darby and Georgia Derrick. The book features full colour photos of 105 stained glass windows found in Goulbourn churches. The book is selling for $20 a copy and can be ordered with a cheque sent by mail to the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, P.O. Box 621, Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1A7. The cheque should also include $3 for postage for one copy or $5 for postage for two copies.


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Trains pass through Stittsville for 120 years John Curry

EMC news - Wednesday, Sept. 16 is a date of significance in Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. It is particularly important in the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s railway history as Sept. 16, 1870 was the day when the first train steamed along the newly built line and past the newly constructed Stittsville railway station at the site of what is now Village Square in downtown Stittsville. The rail line from Ottawa to Carleton Place followed the route which is now the Trans Canada Trail. This would mark the beginning of 120 years of railway service through the community, ending on Jan. 14, 1990 when a westbound VIA passenger train swept through the village on its way to the west coast. This was the last day of train traffic through Stittsville as railway crews started ripping up the track the very next day. Of course, the Stittsville railway station, once the hub of community life, had been long gone by the time this last train passed through Stittsville. The railway station had been demolished in 1969, just one year shy of the 100th anniversary of the first train service to the community. Imagine what it must have been like on Sept. 16, 1870 when the first train, suitably decorated for the occasion, passed through Stittsville? This was the newest and latest form of travel and what an improvement over the horse and buggy age that had predominated local transportation up until that time. The Canada Central Railway, which built the line from Ottawa to Carleton to link up to its existing line from Brockville to Carleton, was taken over by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882, which retained ownership until the track was removed in 1990 and the right of way was eventually sold to the then regional government of OttawaCarleton, eventually becoming the Trans Canada Trail. In any case, on Sept. 16, 1870, the first scheduled train to run along the track came steaming along from Ottawa, headed for Carleton Place.

This firs train involved eight coaches, pulled by a powerful steam locomotive named H.H. Abbott after the contractor who had built the rail line. The engine apparently was a sight to behold with its shining steel jacket, brass trimmings and its wooden fittings painted bright red and all decked out with Union Jack flags and red, white and blue bunting. Yes, to be standing at the Stittsville station and watch the arrival and departure of this celebratory first train would have been a memorable day to be sure. This first train was passing through Stittsville and Goulbourn just a month after the disastrous Carleton County Fire of 1870 had leveled much of the surrounding land, killing two people in the Stittsville area and destroying many buildings. Indeed, the railway line under construction had been used to transport water in barrels from the Mississippi River at Carleton Place to Goulbourn, carrying 40 barrels per trip. In addition, railway workers scurried about the countryside, helping local farmers battle the quickly advancing blaze. It all helped but this blaze, later known as the Great Fire, destroyed everything in its path and only some quick thinking in releasing a dam at Dowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake in Ottawa prevented the fire from consuming Ottawa as well. The Great Fire destroyed much of Stittsville which was at the time centred in the area of what is now the Carp Road between Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street. When Stittsville rebuilt, much of it happened not at the former location but in the vicinity of the new railway station which emerged as the heart of the village as the years went on and train traffic increased. Hotels and stores sprung up around the railway station, forever changing the hub of the village. An extensive system of tracks came to be established at Stittsville, with switches and sidings as the railway became the vehicle by which local farmers got their produce to market. The rail line also served passenger traffic, with many

This scene shows the railway track system in Stittsville sometime before 1911 as it shows Mannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store at the corner of Abbott Street and Stittsville Main Street at the far right which burned down in 1911. The railway stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s platform can be seen at the left while the three storey brick building which is now the home of Hudson Insurance at the southwest corner of Abbott Street and Stittsville Main Street can be seen in the centre of the scene. The railway line now serves as the route for the Trans Canada Trail through Stittsville.

This photograph shows Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s railway complex around 1895, with what is now Stittsville Main Street crossing the tracks in the foreground. It shows the original railway station that was situated near the street, with the water tower in the distance. A new station was built a little further east where the station building is now located at Village Square Park in present-day Stittsville. travelling from Stittsville to either Ottawa or Carleton Place for shopping, school, visiting or work. Mail was carried by the trains as well as freight of all kinds. Up to eight trains a day passed through Stittsville at one time. The station was a busy, busy spot, made even busier when the Canadian Pacific Railway completed its cross-Canada telegraph lines in 1886, adding Canada-wide telegraph services to its offerings at its stations including Stittsville. While the new railway line

brought lots of joy on that September day in 1870 and resulted in much daily activity throughout the years, the rail line did bring tragedy as well. In 1898, early on a foggy October morning just east of Stittsville, a westbound freight train collided head-on with a train from Toronto. Two of the train crew died and several were injured. Both locomotives were so badly damaged that they were written off. Fortunately none of the passenger cars were overturned although the passengers were shaken up. Two years later, in 1900, an 18 year old girl, daughter

of James Butler who built the three storey red brick hotel that now houses Hudson Insurance at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street, fell in front of a slow moving engine and was killed. As the years went by, the train remained a transportation staple for the Stittsville and Goulbourn community, although the coming of the automobile and its increasing popularity did influence train travel. The construction of a provincial highway through Stittsville in 1922, crossing the track right at the railway station, was a sign of the

growing use and popularity of the automobile. However, during the years of World War Two, troop trains were a common sight along the rail line. However, after World War Two, the growing popularity of automobiles brought about a gradual decline in train traffic, eventually leading to the discontinuation of local rail service and the removal of the train station in the late 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Rail traffic was to continue for another two decades until that day in January, 1990, when the last train passed through, ending 120 years of train travel through Stittsville.


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Memories. This old photograph shows a group of tents set up at the Campground in Stittsville, first operated by the Holiness Movement Church and then by the Free Methodist Church. Besides tents, the Campground came to have a collection of permanent cottages as well as other buildings such as the tabernacle or meeting place.

Children’s and youth camps at Methodist Campground in ‘61 John Curry

EMC news - To give an idea of the activities which went on at the campgrounds in Stittsville, following is an excerpt from The Stittsville News on June 1, 1961, entitled “Historic Year At Stittsville Camp”: “The year of 1961 for Stittsville Free Methodist Campground gives prospects and promises of being a most historic year. The regular ten day family camp, open to everyone of the public, opens on June 30 and continues until July 9 with outstanding speakers and singers in attendance. This year, for the first year, there is to be three children’s camps with children from Stittsville and surrounding area welcome. The first camp opens July 10 and continues until July 17 for ages 7-9;

the next is from July 17-21 for ages 912; and the third camp from July 24-31 is for ages 12-15. The camps are well supervised and each day is full of interest for children with singing, Bible stories, swimming, games, etc. Those interested for further particulars should write Rev. W.C.A. McFarlane, 85 McGill Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario. The regular Youth Camp will be held from August 20-27 with a hearty welcome to all teenagers with a program geared to the interests of youth. Rev. Gordon Hammand of Haley’s Station, Ontario is in charge of this camp and will be glad to hear from interested youth. The evening services and Sundays are open to the public of all ages. The outstanding event of the year will be the entertaining of the Eastern Ontario Conference of the Free Methodist Church when approximately 100 min-

isters and delegates from all points of Eastern Ontario including the Muskoka district and Western Quebec will be in attendance with hundreds of church people attending. This will be the first time that the Stittsville Camp has held anything of this magnitude. The conference will commence on Wednesday, August 9 and will finish on Saturday, August 12 with a special Sunday with three services. With many people coming a great distance, the Stittsville Camp billeting committee is greatly concerned to secure help in billeting these people. Therefore the committee is calling on the people of Stittsville and surrounding area who have a spare room to write Rev. C.H. James, Box 1154, Carleton Place, giving further particulars. This will be greatly appreciated by the committee which in turn shall do its best to comply with people’s wishes.”

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Two singers/guitarists: two styles John Curry

EMC news - Both were singers who accompanied themselves on the guitar. But the similarity stopped there as their musical offerings were quite different, not only in style but also in content. Michelle McGruer has a country style to her music. Even her non-country songs are done with a country feel. But veteran singer/musician Michael Pollard delivers his songs with a pop/rock flavour, with a harder-edged delivery. And whereas Michelle McGruer featured songs mainly from newer generation stars such as Taylor Swift, A Fine Frenzy and Miranda Lambert, Michael Pollard drew most of his songs from more legendary singers like Johnny Rivers, Wilson Pickett, Pete Seeger, The McCoys, the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. So, same tools, a voice and a guitar, but thanks to style and material, there were two different segments to the Friday Music Night on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. Michelle McGruer, singing behind a poster promoting Project Upstream, an Ottawa organization that provides support services and housing options for adults with mental illness and an organization which she supports, showed her country flavour right off the bat to the capacity audience with two country songs, following it up with the Kid Rock hit “All Summer Long” from the 2007 album “Rock n Roll Jesus.” Michelle then drew from American alternative singer A Fine Frenzy aka Alison Sudol in singing “Almost Lover,” a 2007 single that was a hit in Europe. Michelle dedicated the song to her mother who was in attendance. And not to forget her father, who was also there, Michelle next sang “Father and Son,” the 1970 hit by British singer Cat Stevens, a folk rock song featured on his legendary “Tea for the Tillerman” album. She dedicated the song to her father. And, as snow could be seen falling outside through the coffee shop’s front window behind her, Michelle followed this up with a string of songs including “Are you going to kiss me or

not?”, a Grammy nominated song by the American country duo Thompson Square, another by American country singer Miranda Lambert and finally a seasonal song “Christmas Must Be Something More,” out of the songbook of American singer Taylor Swift. After an intermission break, it was then singer/guitarist Michael Pollard who took the performance microphone, accompanied by another guitarist who has performed at the Gaia Java shop in the past, Neil Bateman. Michael began with “Secret Agent Man,” a song associated with Johnny Rivers which was the theme song for the 1960’s television series “Danger Man.” He then sang “Darling, Darling, Stand by Me,” a standard that over the years has been sung by such stars as Ben E. King, John Lennon, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye. Michael sang two auto-themed songs, “Mercury Blues,” (“Going to buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road”) and “Mustang Sally,” the rhythm and blues song which was a hit for Wilson Pickett in 1966. Michael also delivered the Pete Seeger written “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” perhaps his best known song and one which became a hit for the Kingston Trio back in 1962. And so it went, as Michael Pollard sang a bevy of memorable hits such as “Walking on Sunshine”, a 1985 hit by the English/American pop rock band Katrina and The Waves, “Hang On Sloopy,” a number one hit for the pop group The McCoys which has become the official rock song of Ohio State University, “She Was Just Seventeen,” by the Beatles from their debut album in 1963, and songs associated with Elvis Costello as well as Simon and Garfunkel. So, two singer/guitarists – two different musical presentations – but with one common element: entertaining, enjoyable music. No wonder robust applause followed every song. For Michelle McGruer, a Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduate who is now in her second year at Carleton University, it was a big night as it was her first performance outside a school setting. It was the musical theatre class that she took in grade 11 at Sacred Heart that got her interested in music and also in playing the guitar. The country edge to her music came naturally as she has loved country music since she was

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Paul Melsness, left, of the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville, introduces guitar/vocalist Michelle McGruer, right, at the Friday Music Night at the coffee shop on Friday, Dec. 21 where she was performing to raise funds for Project Upstream, an organization which provides support services and housing options for adults with mental illness.



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Funds raised for Project Upstream John Curry


Musician Michael Pollard, right, sings as he also plays his guitar as he is accompanied by guitarist Neil Bateman, left, as they perform at the Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville on Friday, Dec. 21. Ms. Maxwell said that if it were not for Upstream and its program, many with mental illness would be living on the streets instead of in appropriate housing. Project Upstream provides a choice of ongoing flexible support services and permanent affordable housing options to individuals with longterm mental illness to assist them to function at their optimum level in the community. With regard to housing, Upstream provides affordable and supported housing, either one or two bedroom apartments or group homes for men. Project Upstream practises a family-focused approach to mental illness, providing information and support to those with mental illness and

their families. It provides life skills teaching and coaching and also provides practical support to help those with mental illness to carry out the tasks of daily living. Project Upstream also provides support to help its clients actively participate in the community through paid work, volunteering or furthering their education. Project Upstream receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for salaries and administration. In addition, the Community Foundation of Ottawa contributes to Project Upstream’s group programs. But Project Upstream relies heavily on donations to ensure that its programs are meeting the needs of clients. Donations support programs

that help clients overcome isolation, build their self-esteem, enhance their housing and provide social outings in the community. All donations go directly to benefit clients. While Project Upstream was begun in 1985 by concerned family members as a demonstration project in a rented townhouse involving four men, it has grown over the years. By 2005, over 80 clients were receiving intensive support from seven professionally trained staff. Upstream is a non-profit, charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of family members, consumers, mental health professionals and interested individuals.

shared apartments and single apartments. These are fully furnished rent geared-to-income units. Project Upstream held a fundraising gala last November at Ashbury College with Canadian figure skating legend Elizabeth Manley as the keynote speaker. The organization’s 2012 fundraising golf tournament was held at the Glen Mar Golf Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville. Project Upstream can be contacted at 613-248-3330 while its website can be found at www.projectupstream,com . Project Upstream has an office on the third floor at 1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7.

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Over $370 is going to Project Upstream from donations received at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville. Project Upstream is an organization that provides support services and housing options for adults with mental illness. It became the charity selected for tips and donations given throughout the day and ensuing Friday Music Night at the coffee shop on Friday, Dec. 21 thanks to the suggestion of Michelle McGruer, one of the performers at the Music Night who also works at the coffee shop.. She herself became aware of the Project Upstream organization through a contact which her father had in his work. In addition, she has been impacted by mental illness in her own life through a family situation and is also aware of the ongoing impact of mental illness in society such as the recent mass school shooting in the United States. She laments that while other diseases like cancer get lots of charitable support, mental health lacks this high level of support even though mental illness is a struggle and challenge for many in today’s society. Ruth Maxwell, a Project Upstream Board member, who spoke about Project Upstream at the Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop where Michelle McGruer, a singer/guitarist, performed with a Project Upstream poster in front of her, noted in her remarks that mental illness strikes one in five people in society. She said that there are many forms of mental illness but lamented that when those being treated with medications are discharged from care, they frequently have no supports in the community. Project Upstream is one organization which provides continuous support for those with mental illness. She said that the name “Upstream” is appropriate as it is more difficult to swim upstream than downstream, reflecting the challenges faced by those with mental illness in society.

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Kurt Johnson tells about ‘exceptional’ women John Curry

EMC news - The stories of four women, early settlers in Richmond and survivors with their husbands of the War of 1812, came alive at the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public Library recently thanks to Kurt Johnson of Munster. Mr. Johnson, who has researched the lives of these four women, told an afternoon gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 12 about these four women whom he termed “exceptional” based on what is known of their lives. But before he told about these four women – Lydia Burke, Catherine Lyon, Jane Vaughan and Maria Hill – he set the stage by giving a capsule account of the War of 1812 which affected all of these women, their husbands and families. Mr. Johnson himself calls the War of 1812 “a war of many nations” and he identified them – the United States, Britain, dozens of First Nations and the various Canadian colonies such as Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec). In his view, the objective of the war for the United States was to conquer the Canadian colonies and so on July 12, 1812, less than a month after war was declared, an American army did invade Upper Canada. And this American aggression, backed by 13,000 soldiers and thousands of state militiamen, went up against a force at that time of only a little over 7,000 soldiers in Canada, both British regulars as well as poorly trained Canadian militia who were expected to defend a border stretching from Quebec City to what is now Windsor. The Americans were after Canada’s land in the view of Mr. Johnson. A peace treaty was signed on Dec. 24, 1814, but who had won? Mr. Johnson said that the United States thinks that it won this war which it called a Second War of Independence since the new republic stood up to Britain in combat. Britain, for its part, felt that it won the war since it kept its North American colonies intact and with the treaty was then able to direct all of its resources to the task of defeating Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. For the First Nations, they did not get what they were looking for, namely a separate homeland. So they could be considered losers in the War of 1812. Mr. Johnson feels that the loyal British citizens in Upper and Lower Canada rejected American republicanism in the War, supporting instead the British monarchy. “We survived by defending our lands and our homes,” he said, be-

coming united and going on in future years to seek responsible government under a constitutional monarchy. “I believe we won – remaining British and working together to create a new nation which we did in 1867,” he said. But, so much for the War of 1812, its beginnings and its winners or losers. Mr. Johnson went on to tell about four women who were part of the War of 1812 but also were among the first settlers of Richmond and Goulbourn. There are very few records about women at that time. Few women could read or write and it has been the efforts of family genealogists and their detective work which has resulted in much of the knowledge about women at that time. Mr. Johnson told about Lydia Grant, who was born in Ireland and who had a long relationship with Captain (later Colonel) George Burke of the 100th Regiment of Foot and later Superintendent of the Richmond military settlement. George Burke and Lydia Grant were not married until 1817 but their first child was born in Montreal in 1808. Baptism records of the couple’s first four children reveal that George and Lydia moved from fort to fort over the years – 1808 in Montreal, 1810 in Grimsby, 1812 in Quebec City and 1814, probably in the Niagara frontier. All these four children were born out of wedlock but were baptized by the church as “child of the people” with Lydia listed as the mother. Why were George Burke and Lydia Grant not married initially? Mr. Johnson said that the British army prohibited officers from marrying so-called colonial women which Lydia was considered and so while they were a devoted couple, they did not marry. For Lydia, this situation meant that if George Burke had been killed in battle, she would have been left unmarried and hence destitute, with four children. And George Burke very well could have been killed in battle because he fought with General Isaac Brock at Queenston in 1812, at the Battle of Chateuguay in 1813 where he was praised for “his distinguished bravery and coolness on the field of battle” and even with Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. However, in 1817, George Burke, “bachelor,” and Lydia Grant, “spinster,” were married with a special marriage license issued by Sir John Sherbrooke, Canada’s governor and commander-in-chief. He is also the person who appointed George Burke as superintendent in charge of the Richmond military settlement in 1818. George and Lydia Burke raised




Kurt Johnson of Munster holds a poster listing the four “Exceptional Women of the War of 1812” which he spoke about at a recent presentation at the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public Library. All four were also early settlers in the Richmond/Goulbourn area. Stapledon west of Richmond. Mr. Johnson wound up his presentation on exceptional women by telling about Maria Hill, whom he called a “fascinating character” who was very religious and dedicated to both her country and her family. She was raised from infancy among the British army, living in barracks and in the forts of Upper Canada. She had been brought to Fort Amherstburg at what is now Windsor by her stepfather, a recruiting sergeant for the army. She married Sgt. Andrew Hill of the 100th Regiment of Foot at this fort in 1811. They had two children there. Mr. Johnson is confident that, based on a couple of sources, Maria Hill did meet and assist the famous Laura Secord at the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. He also accepts the legend that Maria Hill disguised herself as a man so that she could follow her husband to the battlefields including at the Battle of Chippawa in 1814. Once the War of 1812 ended and the Richmond settlement began, Maria Hill and her husband Andrew Hill opened a tavern in Richmond. Sgt.

Hill died in 1830 at the age of 45, with the tavern closing soon afterwards. Maria then married Andrew Taylor who was the postmaster of Richmond. Margaret Hill, a daughter of Maria’s, married Edward Malloch, a land speculator, early MP and Carleton County sheriff. A granddaughter, also named Maria, married Dr. James Grant who was the personal physician to eight governors-general and also was an early Canadian MP. He was knighted and they raised seven of their 12 children in an Elgin Street mansion that at one time was Friday’s Steak House. Mr. Johnson, who is on the Board of Directors of the Goulbourn Museum, urged everyone to visit the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners where there is a permanent exhibit about the “Exceptional Women of the War of 1812.” He noted that the Museum also has a display about the 100th Regiment of Foot which was the regiment which provided most of the early military settlers to the Richmond and Goulbourn areas.

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nine children in Richmond, with Lydia dying in 1825 at the age of 37. George Burke never remarried and died in 1854 at the age of 78. Mr. Johnson then told about Catherine Lyon who was born Catherine Radenhurst at Fort William Henry in Sorel, Quebec and grew up surrounded by army life as her father was a garrison commander. She married Lt. George Lyon of the 100th Regiment in June, 1813 at her father’s fort, only ten days after Lt. Lyon had helped capture two American armed schooners on the Richelieu River near Montreal. Later in the War of 1812, Catherine accompanied her husband to the Niagara area where in July, 1814, Lt. Lyon was on the plains of Chippawa near Niagara Falls when the 100th Regiment and other British regiments were “cut to pieces” by American fire. Although Lt. Lyon was later cited for bravery, he himself was shot through the thigh. The wounded, including Lt. Lyon, accompanied by his wife Catherine, were evacuated to York (now Toronto) where Catherine nursed the injured George at her aunt’s log house. With the War of 1812 ending, George and Catherine Lyon started their family which eventually amounted to 15 children – eight sons and seven daughters. He became a leader of the Richmond settlement and even served as an MP for the area, as well as owning mills, a general store and a distillery. Two of the sons went on to become mayors of Ottawa while another was a reeve of Goulbourn. Catherine Lyon died in 1857 at the age of 64, six years after George had died in 1851 at the age of 71. Jane Vaughan, another of these “exceptional” women of the War of 1812 and early Richmond, died in 1870 at the age of 63. Mr. Johnson believes that the historical novel written by Carol Bennett entitled “Woman of Ireland” gives a somewhat reliable story about the life of Jane Vaughan. They were married with her family’s disapproval and were in Quebec City. Her husband, Sergeant William Vaughan, saw action in an 1813 nighttime commando raid on Fort Niagara in New York State and he was shot in the leg at the Battle of Chippawa in 1814. The Vaughans were among the first settlers in the Richmond area, coming up the Ottawa River in the summer of 1818 and camping on LeBreton Flats before moving on to the new settlement of Richmond. They had two children with them at the time and would eventually be parents to nine children, settling along what is now the Franktown Road at

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Councillor points to paving in 2013 John Curry

EMC news - Road paving will be happening in Richmond in 2013. Thanks to funding under the city of Ottawa’s “Ottawa on the Move” program which is aimed at improving the city’s infrastructure, both Ottawa Street east of McBean Street and King Street south of the Jock River are being repaved this year. City of Ottawa RideauGoulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt says that Ottawa Street’s resurfacing is at least 15 years overdue. “That road is just a nightmare,” he says about its current condition, adding that the repaving project is also including King Street from Ottawa Street north to the Jock River. Councillor Moffatt acknowledges that there are many more streets in Richmond that need attention, such as Strachan Street and Colonel Murray Street. He also notes that road repaving in the Rideau-Goulbourn ward in 2013 will include repaving Flewellyn Road from Munster Road west to Ashton and also paving both Ormrod Road and Ashton Station Road in Ashton itself. “So lots of improvements for Ashton,” he notes. Councillor Moffatt says that the Ottawa on the Move program has meant an increase in road resurfacing in the Rideau-Goulbourn ward. He notes that only one road in the ward was slated for resurfacing over a four year time frame before the Ottawa on the Move initiative was undertaken. That’s why in 2012 a number of roads in the ward saw resurfacing including a portion of the Dwyer Hill Road in Goulbourn and portions of McCordick Road, making it a totally paved road. The coming year will also see major renovation work done at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre, with the concrete ice pad being replaced and upgraded. 2013 is also going to see the planning process resumed for proposed new housing on lands along the western boundary of the village of Richmond. Councillor Moffatt says that any construction is not expected to begin until at least 2014, with an expected 50 to 100 homes being built per year. Councillor Moffatt notes that this number of new homes being constructed has been the norm in Richmond since about the year 2000. He wants to ensure that the community is as heavily involved in the planning process as possible. An initial public meeting is being planned for February. A major hurdle for this proposed new development is upgrading the sanitary sewer system to accommodate such growth and, more importantly, who will pay for it. He says that the existing sewer system has the capacity to accommodate the current growth projected for the village but not for this proposed

new development. This means that developers will have to be involved in some way in paying for any sewer system upgrades. Councillor Moffatt says that the opening of the new Richmond Marketplace shopping area at the corner of Perth Street and Shea Road in Richmond was a most positive development in 2012. He worked with the developer to ensure that this new shopping area, where King’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) and Tim Hortons are located, would open by this past December. He says that people are excited that they can do their shopping in Richmond at the new King’s YIG and that the new shopping area is providing more jobs in Richmond, including for both youth and seniors. But councillor Moffatt has not forgotten the older Richmond Plaza. He says that he plans to meet with a potential new owner of the plaza in 2013 to try to convince the developer of the potential of a refurbished plaza in a growing

community like Richmond. He says that growth of a community is beneficial because it results in better services in the community. He acknowledges that people love living in Richmond but says that the community can be even better and this is an ongoing goal. The past year 2012 saw the implementation of a free “shoppers” bus service running from Richmond to the Carlingwood Shopping Centre one day a week. The rural express rate for commuters was also cancelled in 2012, resulting in savings of about $300 a year for those who use the express bus service. Councillor Moffatt feels that Ottawa city council made more progress municipally in 2012 than in the first year of its term in 2011. He cites the opening of the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa city hall, the beginning of construction for the revitalization of Lansdowne Park and the signing of the light rail transit contract as achievements in 2012. He also notes that 2012 saw changes made in garbage collection services which

will save $60 million over six years, reducing the garbage tax rate. In addition, the changes have resulted in fewer garbage trucks on city streets, helping preserve the streets. He acknowledges that there are always “growing pains” when changes like this are made but he feels that most residents have not been too affected by the garbage collection changes. Councillor Moffatt also notes that 2012 saw the launch of a review of the city’s Official Plan. He will be monitoring how input from rural residents is considered in this review. An issue which came, in councillor Moffatt’s words, “almost out of nowhere” in 2012 was the possibility of a casino in Ottawa with its impact on the Rideau Carleton Raceway. He says that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) seems to want to increase revenue by establishing casinos in urban areas like Ottawa while putting “rural communities in the crosshairs” by closing facilities such as the Slots at Rideau Carleton.

Scott Moffatt Councillor Moffatt claims that a similar approach was tried previously in the province of Quebec with poor results. The OLG is to return to the city of Ottawa in 2013 with a preferred location for a new casino. “I would be shocked if that location were the Raceway,” councillor Moffatt says. He says that the closing of the Raceway would not only impact the horse racing industry and reduce jobs in the area but also that community fundraising initiatives linked with the Raceway such as the “Richmond Night at the Rac-

es” would be lost. The city of Ottawa’s budget for 2013 calls for a 1.98 percent increase for rural taxpayers. This is the third year in a row that the tax increase has been kept below 2.5 percent. A reduction of 139 positions at Ottawa city hall is being implemented in this 2013 budget, helping to reduce ongoing operating costs. As for the expansion of the Carp Road landfill, councillor Moffatt sees a need for landfills for waste disposal until such time as the province either enforces its desired diversion rates more strongly or until it allows for incineration. “The waste has to go somewhere,” he says with regard to having a new landfill at the Carp Road site. He notes that the city of Ottawa’s role in the decision making process for the new landfill at the Carp Road site is purely one of providing comments. It is the province which will be making the decision. Councillor Moffatt is hopeful that the Plasco initiative will eventually be successful but feels that there will be nothing substantial happening with regard to the Plasco project in 2013.


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Masked, armed gang robs bank in Richmond in 1938 John Curry

EMC news - July 19, 1938 saw a three-member masked and armed gang rob the Bank of Nova Scotia in Richmond. A total of $12,478 was taken in the robbery along with securities and postal stamps. The robbers could have had even more as they overlooked nearly $10,000 worth of negotiable bonds owned by bank customer William Hemphill, head of the Richmond cheese factory. The bonds were lying on the desk of bank manager Collis Lewis as coupons from the bonds were being clipped. There were only three employees and one customer in the bank when the three bandits struck, leaving their unguarded car and entering the bank. With handkerchiefs covering their faces and armed with revolvers and a sawedoff shotgun, the three bandits of the notorious “Campbell gang” confronted the teller, 28 year old William Adam, and the ledger keeper, 21 year old Mervin Brown, ordering them to “put ‘em up”. The ledger keeper screamed. It was then that one of the three burst into the office of manager Collis Lewis and barked to both Mr. Lewis and the customer, William Hemphill, “Hands up! This is a holdup!” The bandit then shouted “Do as you’re told and no-

body will be hurt!”. While this masked bandit was in the manager’s office, a second masked bandit was close behind, holding a sawedoff shotgun. Meanwhile, the third bandit, who was wearing heavy smoked black glasses, was intimidating the teller and ledger keeper with a large revolver. Mr. Hemphill and the manager were herded behind the bank’s wicket and were forced to lie on the floor with the rest of the staff while the gang gathered up all the cash and securities that they could find in the place. At the time, the bank’s vault was open so that the robbers scooped up the cash box, securities and even postage stamps. They also grabbed stacks of currency from the drawers in the cashier’s cage of the bank. When the ledger keeper had screamed and the bandits had announced the holdup in a loud voice, this was overheard by the two daughters of the manager, Ruth and Alix Lewis, who were in the family’s living room in an apartment at the rear of the bank building which at that time was the two-storey stone building at the corner of McBean Street and Strachan Street in Richmond. On hearing this, Ruth ran to the kitchen to tell her mother who then rushed out of the back door and across the street to Brown’s Store where

they phoned the police and asked the operator to activate the fire alarm to alert people about the robbery. At the same time, daughter Alix ran for her brother’s 22 caliber rifle, loading it. Just as the last bandit was leaving the bank, Alix entered through the door into the bank from the living quarters. Manager Collis Lewis grabbed the rifle from his daughter but by the time he reached the front of the bank, the bandits’ car was speeding southward over the Jock River bridge. Apparently bandits whizzed past Mrs. Lewis as she stood near the getaway car, shouting that she had the license plate number and that they would be caught, advising them to drop the money. It had taken about two and a half minutes for the bandits to carry out the holdup. One of the largest drag nets in provincial police history in the area was thrown over the entire district following this holdup. The police, though, were hampered in their efforts to trace the getaway car by the fact that one license plate seen by witnesses was stolen from another vehicle at Malakoff while the second license plate had been twisted upwards to prevent the number from being seen. The police drag net was not too effective, although Oscar Campbell was captured in a cottage near Manotick 13 days

after the robbery. He ended up getting 12 years in prison in the Kingston penitentiary. His brother, Melville Campbell, eluded the drag net in the area but was arrested in Windsor about 20 days after his brother was captured. He was sentenced to seven years in penitentiary in connection with a bank robbery at Mount Brydges near London. At the completion of his prison term, he was brought to Ottawa to stand trial for his part in the Richmond holdup. The third member of the “Campbell gang”, Donald Edwards, was not arrested until nearly five years later, in June,

1943, when he was arrested in Oregon City, Oregon. He was arrested by a deputy from the United States Marshal’s office while he was at work at a foundry in Oregon City. Extradition proceedings returned him to Canada to stand trial for his part in the Richmond bank robbery. He was arrested as a result of a lengthy investigation led by Inspector George McKay, head of the Criminal Investigation Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police. Donald Edwards and Oscar Campbell had both escaped from the Erie County jail in New York State only five

months before the Richmond robbery took place on July 19, 1938. It was felt that the bandits had thoroughly cased the Richmond bank and were aware that the Richmond bank on the day of the robbery had much more currency on hand than normally since three local cheese factories had just issued cheques for milk supplied. Oscar Campbell, who was arrested at a cottage near Manotick, was found with Mary Donnelly. She was tried in County Court on a charge of being an accomplice to the robbery but the charge was later withdrawn.

This stone building at the corner of McBean Street and Strachan Street was the location of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Richmond where the robbery took place in July, 1938.


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EMC news - The Richmond Village Association (RVA) is in danger of folding. It all depends on whether a number of Richmond residents step forward and offer to be involved with the RVA going forward or not. If this does not happen, current president Don Flanders sees no option but to disband the organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now at a critical juncture in the history of the Richmond Village Association,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Flanders states in an email outreach to the community. He states that if the positions of president, secretary, treasurer and two directors are not filled at or before the RVAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual general meeting in February, then the organization will have to disband. And even this may not be enough, as he points out that the RVA does not have at present a sufficient number of volunteers to run the community activities that it has organized over the years. For example, the garden contest which the RVA has organized in past years has already been cancelled for 2013 due to this lack of volunteers. Other community events and activities which the RVA organizes but which depend on volunteer help include the annual Richmond Village Garage Sale, the Christmas parade,

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Several projects in 2013 for councillor Qadri John Curry

EMC news - Stittsville may be going to the dogs in 2013 – but in a good way. That’s because in the coming year, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri says he will be working with city staff trying to create an off-leash dog park in Stittsville. At present dog owners are using an area of the Fernbank lands south of Abbott Street near Granite Ridge Drive as an informal off dog lease park. Once development begins in the Fernbank lands, councillor Qadri wants to try to formalize an off dog leash park in that area. This is only one of the initiatives that councillor Qadri hopes to undertake in 2013. He hopes to see the completion of a planned on-ramp from the Scotiabank Place parking lot to the Queensway. This will enhance the park-and-ride lot which was established at the Scotiabank Place parking lot with the cooperation of the Ottawa Senators organization in 2012 and increase its viability. Councillor Qadri is looking forward to the completion of the Maple Grove Road reconstruction in 2013, from Terry Fox Drive westward. This will lead to two initiatives by councillor Qadri. Once Maple Grove Road’s reconstruction is completed, he will be asking city staff to look at the possibility of linking Maple Grove Road with the northern end of Stittsville

Main Street in the Jackson Trails subdivision. He says that the reconstructed Maple Grove Road will have the capacity to handle the traffic that this connection would create. He did not push for this before because Maple Grove Road as it was could not handle any increase in traffic. Councillor Qadri acknowledges, though, that this would only be a short term solution with the real long term solution being to link Stittsville Main Street from Jackson Trails to the future north/ south arterial road planned for the area. Councillor Qadri is also hoping to push for installation of traffic signals at the intersection of this reconstructed Maple Grove Road and Huntmar Drive. He says that the traffic volumes do not yet justify traffic signals at this intersection but says that the numbers are very close. The 2014 city budget will have the funding for these traffic signals and councillor Qadri says that he will be pushing to make sure that the signals are installed and that he will be trying to get them installed earlier i.e. in 2013 if possible. He says that a traffic circle was studied for the intersection but a decision was made to go with traffic signals because the number of lanes on Maple Grove Road east and west of the intersection is going to be different. Speaking of traffic circles, councillor Qadri is looking for the installation of the traffic circle at the intersection of Fernbank Road and Shea


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Road in 2013. This had been planned for 2012 but delays caused by property acquisition have moved the project to 2013. The Environmental Assessment and design work have been completed for the traffic circle and the funds for it were already earmarked in the 2012 city budget. Councillor Qadri hopes to see the completion of Brigatine Park in the Fairwinds community in 2013, along with a foot bridge there across Poole Creek. “It will be a good link for the community,” councillor Qadri says about this foot bridge, as it will provide a pedestrian link from the Fairwinds development north of Poole Creek and east of Huntmar Drive with the area south of the creek, including the new Shoppes of Fairwinds shopping area (where Food Basics and Toys R Us are located). This project is being funded by the developer. The Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan, a process which began in 2012, should carry forward through 2013, councillor Qadri says, with the plan to be ready for implementation by mid-2014. He hopes to webcast a public meeting about this Community Design Plan so that more people have the opportunity to participate in the process. He also wants to involve the community’s youth in the process, perhaps by working with Sacred Heart High School. He feels that it is important to get the youth’s perspective on what Stittsville Main Street

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should be like in the future. Councillor Qadri says that in 2013 he will continue to push the local public school trustee and local MPP to get provincial funding for a new public high school in Stittsville, an issue which he says has been around for 13 years. He suggests that the site for such a new public high school in the community will probably be in the Fernbank lands that are being developed. Councillor Qadri also wants to work in 2013 on establishing a local bus service in Stittsville to help residents get around the community, noting that with over 27,000 people now, the community needs such a service. It would help youth get to part-time jobs in the community as well as help residents who want to shop in the community or who work themselves in the community. He also wants to see the community’s express bus service improved even more. An Environmental Assessment to improve the Carp Road from the Queensway to

buses for hockey games and other events and a casino there could be similarly served. In addition, Scotiabank Place will be served by light rail transit in the future. Councillor Qadri is happy to see the light rail transit project moving forward with shovels in the ground in 2013. He says that it is a project which is going to define the city of Ottawa while noting that the approved work is only phase one of the project. Light rail eventually will be extended farther west and east in the future depending on funding. Councillor Qadri, though, says that both city council and city staff will have to monitor the light rail transit project very closely as it moves ahead. The same needs to be done for the Lansdowne Park revitalization project, he adds. Councillor Qadri is also working with city staff regarding regulation of the tow truck industry in the city. He expects that there will be something coming forward early in 2013 dealing with how this industry should be managed municipally going forward. He also is looking for the Plasco waste-to-energy project to begin to come to fruition in 2013. “Plasco is the technology of tomorrow,” he says, adding that when it gets working, it will be able to solve some of the garbage issues facing the city. Councillor Qadri hopes to work in 2013 with city staff on planning a youth and seniors centre for the Stittsville community. Such a facility would not be put in place in 2013 but he is hopeful of getting a city commitment to proceed with such a project.

Friendship Club activities Special to the News

The next Friendship Club luncheon will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30 where there will be an election of the Club executive and the financial statement for 2012 will be presented. Note that the Club’s January, February and March luncheons will be held at the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Club luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. Friendship Club activities at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena are shuffle-

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Hazeldean Road is now underway but councillor Qadri wants to try to push forward any related construction date when the city’s Transportation Master Plan is reviewed this year. Councillor Qadri also hopes to have the future improvement of Fernbank Road from Shea Road to Terry Fox Drive included in the city’s Transportation Master Plan when it is reviewed this year. At present this project is not included in the city’s Transportation Master Plan. Councillor Qadri sees the issue of a casino in Ottawa coming forward in 2013. He says that he will not support a casino being located in downtown Ottawa, citing the lack of sufficient free parking which he says is an important component of a casino operation. He says that he would support a casino at the Rideau Carleton Raceway where a casino would complement the ongoing horse racing industry. However, he does admit to concerns about traffic getting to the Rideau Carleton Raceway since there are not major four-lane arterial roads serving the site. He in fact believes that Scotiabank Place would be a better location yet for a casino, with its easy access to the Queensway and highway 416. He said establishing a casino at Scotiabank Place would be the beginning of the creation of an entertainment hub there, adding that the Ottawa Senators organization, owners of Scotiabank Place, are “masters of entertainment” in the community. He also notes that Scotiabank Place is well served by


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EMC news – The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library has programs for the youngest of patrons. Babytime is one of the drop in these programs. Taking place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., this 30 minute program features stories, poems, songs and more for the youngest of children, from newborns to those 17 months of age. Another drop in program is storytime, happening on Tues-

days at 1:30 p.m. for youngsters aged 3 to 6, along with their parents or caregivers. This 30 minute program features stories, rhymes and songs. There’s also a “Baby Express Drop-In” on Wednesdays. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., parents can drop in to the Stittsville library and ask questions to a public health nurse. Now for a program that requires registration. Children must have a library card to register for this program.

Toddlertime is one reading program for youngsters that requires registration. This program features stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their parents or caregivers. It will be happening on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m., lasting 30 minutes. Note, though, that while registration is required for this program, this registration should be done by phone by calling the Stittsville library branch at 613-836-3381.


EMC news - The year 2012 saw a successful Artists and Authors in the Park event presented by the Stittsville Village Association (SVA). It happened on Sunday, May 27 at Village Square Park in the heart of Stittsville, with 39 exhibitors, both artists and authors, present. This included about a dozen new exhibitors. An estimated 1,200 to 1,400 visitors attended the event including city of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson. The Stittsville Dance Band performed at the event. The Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville

hosted a BBQ while the Stittsville Youth Association featured student art. Tim Gordon of General Store Publishing House presented a lecture to aspiring writers wanting to know more about the publishing industry and how to get a book published. The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public library hosted a storytime for children in a tent on the site. The storytime included reading, guitar music and singing and seed planting. Youngsters also had the opportunity to create Maud Lewis-inspired clay cats thanks to Rochelle James of Elemenopaint of Stittsville. Maud Lewis, who died in 1975, is a renowned Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. Tanya Hein and Metin Akgun were cochairs of the event on behalf of the SVA.

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As the old year ends and the new approaches, more than a few of us will take a look in the mirror and decide it’s time to shape up. Maybe we’ll join a gym, but many of us will look to purchase home exercise equipment as a more convenient, comfortable, and private alternative to fitness club membership. But where to turn? Which elliptical, treadmill, rower, or exercise bike to buy? It’s easy to get lost in the myriad of websites, media ads, and avalanches of flyers overflowing our mailboxes. It’s also very easy to choose the wrong piece of equipment, that no matter how often you use it or how well designed it is, won’t deliver the results you’re looking for. And of course there’s the risk of injury because you didn’t get the appropriate advice you needed before purchasing a piece of fitness equipment that your body or physical condition isn’t suited for. Fitness Depot has been providing solutions to all these problems and concerns for over 20 years in Ottawa and their long list of satisfied and physically fit clients provide strong testament to their customercentered way of doing business. First, all of the associates you’ll meet at either Fitness Depot location (499 Industrial Ave in the east or 255 Kanata Ave in the west) are experts on the products and accessories they offer. They have been specifically trained by North America’s major fitness equipment manufacturers and receive continual education and updates on new designs and features. They are all fulltime employees and were chosen because of their commitment to physical fitness and excellent customer service. Second, if you want to try any of Fitness Depot’s equipment or products before you buy, it’s as easy as riding a bike because they’re all set up in their comfortable and roomy facilities for demo purposes. There’s no guessing from looking at a picture on the box or at some video as to whether or not you’re choosing the right product. Fitness Depot’s staff also take the time to ask the right questions to make sure that what you buy is right for you and other members of your family who might use it, and for your home. There’s no use getting the perfect home gym system if it won’t fit in your family or exercise room. In fact in most cases the associate you first meet will be the one to guide you through choosing and purchasing the right equipment and accessories to accompanying the delivery truck to your home to ensure a done-right-the-first-time set-up and to make sure you’re completely comfortable with all the features and operations.

And since they’re a depot, they carry everything they offer in stock and can arrange most installations on a same-day basis. Why wait days or weeks when you want to start your new life now? Some us of will enter Fitness Depot for the first time after being gym or club members and will be pleasantly surprised to find the same reputable major brands that our fitness club uses. Fitness Depot’s equipment suppliers are very carefully chosen and only ship to specialty retailers. You don’t have to be a fitness veteran to recognize names like LifeFitness, Precor, or Octane just to name a few. And commercial gyms and clubs also purchase their equipment from Fitness Depot. So the same expert associates that local gyms rely on, are there to serve you as well. And they’re happy to handle special orders for those rare occasions when someone is looking for a hard to find item that isn’t normally stocked. More than a few of us have experienced (or know someone who has) the difficulty that can arise when a fitness machine requires service or repair. With purchases from some retailers, the only choice is to package it up and send it back. But Fitness Depot runs a complete service centre in Ottawa that’s as close as your computer mouse. And since they offer their own in-house extended service plans, affordable peace of mind comes along with professional technicians. Whether it’s a simple adjustment or minor repair, or part replacement, it’s all part of Fitness Depot’s A to Z white-glove customer service. For Ottawa’s truly largest selection of fitness equipment and gear at the guaranteed lowest prices, with service that’s as fit as a fiddle, there really is only one choice with two great locations: Fitness Depot. East end manager Paul Riley and west end’s Kevin DeForge and their very physical teams are on site and on track Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm. You can reach them by phone at 613-247-8888 (East) or 613-591-8988 (West). Their website at has full details and specs on everything they sell. Good quality home fitness equipment means a long term relationship that brings much more value than flashy offers on unknown brands. With Fitness Depot, nothing’s holding you back from a fit future.

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Larry Monuk, right, president of the Richmond Agricultural Society, presents the Glen Jane Walsh, right, presents the Raymond Faulkner Memoiral Award for the top judge Scott Award for top junior member of the Richmond 4H Club to recipient Bethany Mowat, in the Richmond 4H Club in 2012 to recipient Craig Wytenburg, left, at the recent 4H left, at the recent 4H awards banquet in Richmond. awards banquet in Richmond.

4H banquet is time not only for awards but also for thanks John Brummell

EMC news - It was a time of awards but it was also a time of thanks at the 2012 year-end 4H banquet. It all happened at the Dining hall at the Richmond fairgrounds where 4H members from three area 4H Clubs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ashton, Richmond and Ashton Horse 4H â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and their families gathered for the year-end celebration on Monday, Nov. 19. Richmond 4H Club president Craig Wytenburg thanked all the people and locations that hosted Club meetings during 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fallow-

field United Church, Valley View Little Animal Farm, Sam Wilson, the Graves sheep farm and the home of Nolan and Shannon Arthurs where the Club developed its â&#x20AC;&#x153;beach themeâ&#x20AC;? for the tie up competition at the Carp Fair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twenty twelve was a very fun and successful year for the Richmond Club and none of this would have been possible if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for our family members and leaders,â&#x20AC;? Craig said. He also praised the Club members for the interest that they showed in the 4H program in 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The great performances that they made at judging night and the Richmond and Carp Fairs showed how much they took away from all the

meetings we had this year,â&#x20AC;? he said about the Club members. Chad Henderson, president of the Ashton 4H Club, likewise thanked the many farms and families that hosted Club meetings over the course of the year. There were meetings for judging grains and identifying weeds and seeds as well as for judging dairy cows. Chad thanked the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders for their dedication and support and for sharing their knowledge with Club members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would also like to thank everyone who had volunteered to give us demonstrations and helped us improve,â&#x20AC;? he said. These remarks were made following a meal

prepared and served by members of the Richmond Agricultural Society. 4H Club members Bobby Mowat, Sidni Hobbs and Jessica Wood led everyone in the 4H Grace before the meal. Those at the head table for the banquet include Richmond 4H Club president Craig Wytenburg and Club secretary Bethany Mowat; Ashton 4H Club president Chad Henderson and vice-president Justin McLaughlin; Jamie Barclay, acting president of the Ashton Horse 4H Club and the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secretary Johanna Kavanagh; and Mrs. Kelly Barclay, president of the Carleton 4H Association. The banquet concluded with the presentation of awards marking their achievements in 2012.







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Awards are handed out at year-end 4H banquet Special to the News

EMC news - Awards were handed out at the recent year-end 4H banquet at the Dining Hall at the Richmond fairgrounds in Richmond. Awards went to deserving members of all three of the 4H Clubs represented at the banquet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richmond, Ashton and Ashton Horse Club. The top novice 4H member of the Richmond 4H Club was Shannon Arthurs who received the award annually sponsored by Brian Cathcart. The Glen Scott Award for top junior member of the Richmond 4H Club went to Bethany Mowat. Craig Wytenburg received the award for being the top intermediate member of the Richmond 4H Club. The Raymond Faulkner Memorial Award honouring the top judge at the 4H judging night in the summer was presented to Craig Wytenburg as well. The Isaac Wallace Award for Fellowship went to Hannah Sample and Bethany Mowat. The top dairy showperson award sponsored by Hendercroft Farms was presented to Craig Wytenburg. Receiving awards as first year members of the Richmond 4H Club were Shannon Arthurs, Tyler Kantor, Rembrandt Baptiste and Pascal Baptiste. Second year novice members of the Richmond 4H Club who received awards were Sam Wilson, David McConnell, Jacob Kramer and Nolan Arthurs. Junior members of the Richmond 4H Club who received awards were Dante Baptiste, Bobby Mowat, Bethany Mowat and Curtis Stuyt. Intermediate members of the Richmond 4H Club who were honoured were Hannah Sample, Braden Stuyt, Craig Wytenburg and Taylor

Brophy. Richmond 4H Club members who received dairy breed awards sponsored by the Ontario Holstein Association were Nolan Arthurs, Dante Baptiste, Rembrandt Baptiste, Pascal Baptiste, Tyler Kantor, Jacob Kramer, David McConnell, Hannah Sample, Shannon Arthurs, Braden Stuyt, Sam Wilson, Craig Wytenburg and Curtis Stuyt. Richmond 4H Club members who received crop awards were Bethany Mowat and Bobby Mowat. For the Ashton 4H Club, the Bill Smith Memorial Award for top overall member was presented to Courtney Henderson. Courtney was also honoured as the Ashton 4H Clubs top dairy showperson. The champion beef showperson at the 4H Achievement Day at the Carp Fair was Sidni Hobbs of the Ashton 4H Club. Chad Henderson was honoured as the top judge of the Ashton 4H Club while Scott Carss received the award as the top junior member. The Leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Award was presented to James McLaughlin of the Ashton 4H Club. Members of the Ashton 4H Community Club in 2012 were Chad Henderson, Brett Henderson, Courtney Henderson, Sidni Hobbs, Justin McLaughlin, Johanna Kavanagh, Mikhaila Kavanagh, Brianna McDonald, Meagan McDonald and Scott Carss. For the Ashton Horse 4H Club, Johanna Kavanagh received the award for being the most improved member. Honoured as the Ashton Horse 4H Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top judge at the 4H Judging Night was Jamie Barclay. Members of the Ashton 4H Horse Club in 2012 were Jamie Barclay, Lindsay Wiggins, Gina Mazzolin, Jessica Wood, Johanna Kavanagh, Mikhaila Kavanagh, Charissa Osbourne, Krista Simpson and Dantee Baptiste.


Harold Cavanaugh, right, presents the Isaac Wallace Award for Fellowship to Richmond 4H Club recipients Hannah Sample, left, and Bethany Mowat, centre, at the recent 4H awards banquet in Richmond.


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‘Ghosts of Goulbourn’ Special to the News

EMC news - Bernie Shaw’s book “Ghosts of Goulbourn” is now available once again. The book did sell out but the Goulbourn Township Historical Society has arranged for another printing and now the book is available once again. In this book, you can read about “The Mischievous Ghost” of Stittsville, “The Jealous Ghost” of Munster and “The Odiferous Ghost” of Dwyer Hill, among others, all residents of Goulbourn except for “The White Ghost” of Ashton, found at The Old Mill which is on the Beckwith township side of the town line in that community. The book leaves you wondering about ghosts which have never been proven to exist but nonetheless many people believe in ghosts. Can the recent presence of a young girl in a Stittsville apartment have anything to do with Lala Butler, killed by a train outside the apartment early last century? Did the suicide of a Richmond man in 1893 trigger a series of strange happenings in his family home? Did a ghostly Munster family throw a party after their strict parents passed on? Did a man who died in 1870 warn a young girl in 1970 that atree was about to fall on her chair? Was the daughter of a native woman killed by settlers reunited with her mother? Did the White Ghost at Ashton die



in a grain bin or when making potash? Did a ghost object to the introduction of television to Stittsville? Did a mischievous ghost turn on the shower or bake muffins? The book is available for sale at $10 per copy at Stittsville Sobeys in Stittsville, at the Gaia Java Coffee Shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers’ Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street, at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners and at the Ashton General Store. The book, first printed in 2004, contains 17 ghost stories, all but one located in Goulbourn, either Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Ashton or Dwyer Hill. In his introduction to the book, author Bernie Shaw notes that Goulbourn township itself is what could be termed a ghost township since it disappeared from official view in 2000 with the creation of the new amalgamated city of Ottawa. He explains in the introduction that the stories in the book have been collected from many sources, acknowledging that while factual information on ghosts is scare, the people who shared their stories found in the book did recount experiences that they genuinely believe to be true. Proceeds from the sale of this reprinting of the book will go towards the work of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society in preserving and documenting local history.

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories EMC lifestyle – For reasons which escape me today, I was always home from school on the day Father went to the Bonnechere to bring ice in for the ice house. I think now, it was because Mother knew how very anxious I was when Father went to the river, and in my childish mind, I was sure I could save him from any disaster if I too was on the Bonnechere. Father had been watching the river for weeks. And then one day he went down with the auger and burrowed a hole to see how thick the ice was in the very centre of the river where the water was the deepest. It was ready. It was time to bring in the blocks of ice for the ice house. Through necessity, the ice house was always built on the north side of the barn. This protected it from the sun. It was a small, black building, not much bigger than the smoke house, with no windows, only a narrow door just wide enough to allow one body inside with the big iron ice-tongs. Now the day had arrived when Father would go to the river with the flat bottom sleigh and the team of horses, and the tools he needed for cutting out the ice. I was filled with both dread and admiration. I lived in fear that Father would slip into one of the holes from which he had taken a block of ice, and be lost forever. And at the same time, I marveled at how this single day would provide us with ice for the rest of the winter, and if we were lucky, until this same exercise was repeated the next year. If I was with him, I figured I could look after him and make sure he was safe. What I could do, I had no idea. But just being with him, I knew would keep him safe. I was bundled up like a mummy, and Father wore a second pair of bib overalls over his winter clothes. His big cowhide mitts covered two pairs of wool mitts, a fur hat with the ear lugs down was tied securely under his chin, his pipe, as always hung loosely from his mouth, and we were ready for the trip to the Bonnechere. The ice on the river cracked and snapped under the sleigh. I fervently prayed the horses, sleigh and Father and I wouldn’t end up on the bottom of the river. We came to the very centre of the Bonnechere. And then the long process began. Father, using the auger, burrowed four holes, forming a square into the ice. Then, with the needle-nosed saw, he cut a swath from one hole to the other three. This was when

Gathering ice blocks is a chilly memory I was filled with dread, because I knew what was coming. Once the square was freed from the water, the block instantly flew from the water, sometimes rising above the very ice we stood on, splashing great gushes of water all around. Most of it landed right on Father. Now the block was ready to be hauled out and put on the sleigh. This step was repeated until the sleigh was covered with blocks and they were piled three deep. Here, I took on a new fear. What if the sleigh was so weighted down, the horses, the sleigh, the cut blocks of ice, and I went to the bottom of the Bonnechere? By the time the last block was heaved onto the top row of ice, Father’s overalls were slick with frozen water. It was all he could do to climb onto the front of the sleigh and head the horses back to the ice house. As soon as we were on firm ground, I said my silent prayer of thanks that we had been saved from a freezing death in the bottom of the Bonnechere. But Father’s work was far from over. Once back at the ice house, he had to unload the blocks, one at a time, each probably weighing in at 100 pounds, and place them in rows inside. Father could hardly walk upright with the weight of his frozen overalls. But he was not ready to change into dryer clothes yet. The horses had to be put in the barn, fed and bedded. Only then did he head for the house and the warmth of the kitchen. Mother had to strip him of the frozen outer layer, and the overalls were draped over the wood-box to melt and dry. The brothers would be pressed into service on Saturday, as they headed to the sawmill, to bring back load after load of sawdust and cover the blocks in the ice house. The sawdust was free, the owner of the mill glad to be rid of it. And so, for another winter, and hopefully well over the summer, we would have ice for the ice box in the kitchen of that old log house. We considered ourselves very privileged indeed to have the big oak Barnett bought by grandfather who couldn’t understand how anyone could survive without an ice box. After that day on the Bonnechere, and after his supper, Father, completely spent of every ounce of energy, would go to his usual spot in the kitchen. He would settle into the rocking chair in front of the Findlay Oval, lift his stockinged feet onto a cushion on the oven door, and promptly fall asleep.

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Yes, duck is a lean, Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan flavourable choice Special to the News

EMC lifestyle - Duck isn’t just for special occasions, nor is it difficult to prepare, so look for Ontario raised duck in your grocery store and give this great recipe a try. Duck is readily available at butchers and some grocery stores; it is a lean and flavourful meat choice. Quick and easy to cook, it makes weeknight meals or special dinners simple to get on the table. Preparation Time: 10 minutes plus one hour marinating time Cooking Time: 20 minutes Servings: two Ingredients • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sodium reduced chicken broth • 3 tbsp (45 mL) rice wine, mirin or white wine • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sodium reduced soy sauce • 2 tbsp (25 mL) seasoned rice vinegar • 1 tbsp (25 mL) minced ginger • 2 fresh cloves garlic, minced • 1 fresh Ontario duck breast • 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil • 3 cups (750 mL) chopped bok choy, rapini or swiss chard • 2 cups (500 mL) chopped Nappa cabbage • 1 pkg (4 oz/114 g) shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

• 1 fresh sweet red pepper, thinly sliced Preparation In shallow dish, whisk together broth, mirin, two tbsp (25 mL) of the soy sauce, vinegar and half each of the ginger and garlic. Pour one third of a cup (75 mL) of the marinade into shallow bowl and reserve remaining marinade. Score duck breast skin crosswise, then lengthwise to form a cross-hatch. Place duck breast in shallow bowl and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to four hours. In ovenproof skillet, heat half of the oil over high heat and sear duck breast skin side down until golden brown and crisp. Turn duck breast over and place skillet in 425°F (220°C) oven for about five minutes or until thermometer reaches 155°F (68°C). Set aside. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium high heat and sauté bok choy, cabbage, mushrooms, pepper and remaining ginger and garlic for two minutes. Add reserved marinade and cook, stirring occasionally for about five minutes or until tender crisp. Whisk together cornstarch and one tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce and stir into vegetables. Cook, stirring for one minute or until sauce is thickened. Divide among two plates. Thinly slice duck breast and place over top vegetable mixture to serve.

1st Stittsville Scout Group Special to the News

EMC news - The 1st Stittsville Scout Group is the largest single Scout Group in

Canada. Information about the Scouting program in Stittsville is available by contacting

the 1st Stittsville Group Commissioner Paul Walker at 613831-6952. The 1st Stittsville Scout Group offers Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Venturer programs.

documents are to be interpreted today. The Community Design Plan for Stittsville Main Street will try to solve this apparent ambiguity and conflict. Traffic on Stittsville Main Street is also a consideration as the street is meant to continue to function as a primary north/south route in the community. This means that Stittsville Main Street development must be of a type that will encourage a compact mixed use and walkable environment rather than the auto-oriented, low-rise pattern of development which has prevailed to this point. Stittsville Main Street must evolve as an accessible service hub for the surrounding community rather than its current limited function as a conduit for traffic movement. This is the kind of development pattern that the city’s Official Plan policies tries to encourage. This Community Design Plan for Stittsville Main Street is being undertaken by the city’s planning and growth management staff in collaboration with a public advisory committee comprised of community organizations, landowners, businesses and other interested parties. Following the initial Nov. 1 public workshop and the creation of a vision for the street, a public open house presenting this vision and the existing conditions that prevail along Stittsville Main Street will be held in the first quarter of 2013. A draft Community Design Plan document will be produced in the second quarter of 2013. In the third quarter of 2013, a community open house will be held to present the final Community Design Plan and to receive comments from the public. It is envisioned that the Community Design Plan will go to Ottawa city council for approval in the first quarter of 2014.

EMC news - The Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan process which is now underway is the result of city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri working with city of Ottawa planning staff to ensure that development along Stittsville Main Street in the future retains the community feel of Stittsville. The Community Design Plan that will arise from this process will provide a 20 year vision and guidance for development along Stittsville Main Street. It was back in Nov. 2010 that councillor Qadri brought a motion to Ottawa city council asking for a work plan to develop a Community Design Plan for Stittsville Main Street. This request was as a result of a city approval for a five storey mixed residential/commercial building and related townhomes at a site on Stittsville Main Street. Councillor Qadri and some residents had argued that the scale of this development was inappropriate for the community. Stittsville Main Street is designated as a Traditional Mainstreet in the city’s Official Plan, making it a site for intensification of development, creating a compact, mixed use and walkable environment supporting transit, cycling and walking. However, Stittsville Main Street is also covered by Policy 13 which relates to the Master Plan and Urban Design Guidelines of the former Township of Goulbourn. The relationship of this Policy 13, which requires any new construction on Stittsville Main Street to be evaluated in terms of the existing character of buildings along Stittsville Main Street, to the direction of the Traditional Mainstreet designation for Stittsville Main Street in the official Plan has created some ambiguity with respect to how the former Goulbourn planning


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Kelly Barclay, right, who is president of the SANDRA WYTENBURG Carleton County 4H Association, presents Kelly Barclay, right, leader of the Ashton 4H Horse Club, and Trudy Simpson, left, Jamie Barclay, left, with the award for being assistant leader, present the award for being the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most improved member in 2012 the top judge for the Ashton 4H Horse Club to recipient Johanna Kavanagh, centre, at the recent 4H awards banquet in Richmond. at the 4H judging night in 2012.

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Historical Society agenda for 2013 Special to the News

EMC news - What do the Rotary Club, ďŹ reďŹ ghting and Masonry have in common? Well, the connection for them is that they will all be topics dealt with in programs offered by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society in 2013. The history of the Rotary Club will be the topic at the Saturday, May 18 while the history of ďŹ reďŹ ghting will be the topic at the meeting on Saturday, June 15. The Goodwood Masonic Lodge in Rich-

mond will be the topic at the meeting on Saturday, Oct. 19. On Saturday, March 16, the Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program will welcome Linda Preston and Cheryl McCoy of Richmond who will tell about their writing and publication efforts dealing with the publication of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices of Goulbourn.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday, April 20, Grant Perry of Stittsville will make a presentation on antique time pieces. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Dave Brown will

make a presentation on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Military Men.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Historical Society meeting will be centred around Heritage Day while on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Historical Society meeting will have a Christmas theme. Goulbourn Township Historical Society memberships are available for $15 a year for one person and $20 a year for a family membership. Members can be obtained by contacting the Historical Society at .


Promoting history Special to the News

EMC News - The Goulbourn Township Historical Society promotes local history. Among its activities are identifying and marking heritage buildings in the community, encouraging historical research and promoting interest in local history. The Historical Society also runs an annual photo contest and holds regular monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. For more information about the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, please contact Historical Society president Barbara Bottriell at 613-836-2305.



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EMC news - The Holiness Movement Church, which founded and operated the campgrounds in Stittsville for almost 60 years, is quite a story in itself. Ralph C. Horner, who was the founder of the Holiness Movement Church, was certainly familiar with camp meetings, as he himself was converted in 1872 at the age of 17 at a Methodist camp meeting near his Shawville home. Although he became an effective evangelist, he was expelled from the Methodist church in 1895 as church leaders became antagonistic to him and his tent campaigns. With his expulsion in 1895, Mr. Horner and some of his sympathizers and supporters organized a “Wesleyan

Connection” at Ottawa. This spread westward across Canada as well as to Australia, Ireland, Egypt and China. When incorporation was achieved in 1900, the name was changed to the Holiness Movement Church in Canada. The first legislation to have it incorporated as the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of Canada or even the Christian Connection of Canada had been blocked in 1896 as a result of Methodist pressure. This was why the name was changed to the Holiness Movement Church in Canada, with Mr. Horner designated as Bishop of the new church, a post which in 1926 became General Superintendent. Even early on, such as in 1896, the Holiness Movement Church had its supporters, with 36 circuits, 1090 members and 4553 adherents.

Evangelistic fervor saw the Holiness Church establish churches in Ottawa, Stittsville, Munster, Carsonby, Fallowfield and other places, eventually spreading across Canada. Although there was a split in 1916 with the emergence of the Standard Church, the Holiness Movement Church continued to grow. To provide a trained ministry and a missionary force, Annesley College in Ottawa flourished for years. There was also another such training school in the West. Mission work received special emphasis in the Holiness Movement Church. The church’s first foreign work was in Egypt, beginning in 1899. By 1959, when the Holiness Movement Church merged with the Free Methodist Church, the Holiness Movement Church was

the second largest Protestant mission in Egypt, with 5000 members in 80 churches. The Holiness Movement Church also had foreign missions in Hong Kong and Brazil. It established a church in Ireland in 1904. Bishop Horner himself died in 1921. For many years, the Holiness Movement Church had a publishing program centered in Ottawa, with a book store, Sunday School paper and two magazines. As early as 1953, there is a report of a secret ballot among the Holiness Movement of the Eastern Conference to discover which holiness denomination the adherent of the Movement would prefer to affiliate with should they feel it was in their interest to approach any. The vote was strongly in favouring of joining with the Free Methodist Church.

In September, 1957, the General Conference of the Holiness Movement Church meeting in Winnipeg went on record as favouring union and in 1958, the annual conference approved it. In Kingston in October, 1958, the leaders of the two churches – the Holiness Movement Church and the Free Methodist Church – met to work out the details of the merger. The final agreement was approved and signed in December in Ottawa. The Holiness Movement Church gave the Free Methodist Church greater national coverage, filling in some geographic gaps in its network across the country. The Free Methodist Church, as a result of the merger, possessed extra campgrounds – Stittsville, Cobden, Shawville and Killarney in Manitoba.

On January 1, 1959, the merger of the Holiness Movement Church in Canada with the Free Methodist Church in Canada became effective with a Private Member’s Bill at the spring session of Parliament providing for the necessary changes in the Act of Incorporation for both bodies. A proclamation of the merger was made in all Free Methodist Churches throughout the world on March 22, reading in part “It is an occasion for great rejoicing that these churches of like precious faith have thus attained organic union.”The legislation was passed by the Senate on June 17 and received Royal Assent on July 9. Technically, the two churches merged with each other but the merged entity continued under the name of the Free Methodist Church in Canada.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: Thursday evening euchre parties hosted by the Stittsville District Lions Club at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville will begin for 2013 on Thursday, Jan. 3, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the euchre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Friday pasta nights at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond will resume on Friday, Jan. 4 after a Christmas break. Spaghetti will be served between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with everyone welcome. Gluten free pasta and take out are also available. For more information, please phone 613-838-5328. The Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) will be launching a new exhibition of work by local artists on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the owaa gallery at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Halcyon Days,â&#x20AC;? this new exhibit will run through to Friday, March 1. The gallery is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. This new exhibit, like all exhibitions at the owaa gallery, will include a Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice balloting to determine the favourite artwork as determined by viewers. Fill out a Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice ballot when you visit this new exhibit. The 2013 Richmond Road Races will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, based at South Car-

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The Stittsville Royals will play the Ottawa Junior Canadians in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. A Diners Program for seniors offered by the Rural Ottawa South Support Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. This Diners Program will be meeting on the third Monday of each month. Cost is $7.50 per person. Registration at least a week prior to the event is required by phoning Bonnie Smith of the Rural Ottawa South Support Services at 613-692-4697, ext. 238 or via email at Bonnie. The 2013 annual meeting of the Richmond Agricultural Society will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena in Richmond. A Robbie Burns Dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Entertainment will include the McNab Pipes and Drums and highland dancers. Tickets are $25 each if purchased before Jan. 21 and $30 each after that. For tickets, please contact Marion

Gullock at 613-836-5254 or Shirley Pretty at 613-836-2760 or the Stittsville United Church office at 613-836-4962. The Stittsville Royals will play the Shawville Pontiacs in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. A caregivers support group meeting hosted by the Rural Ottawa South Support Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. This caregivers support group will be meeting on the fourth Monday of each month. Please call Bonnie Smith of the Rural Ottawa South Support Services at 613-692-4697, ext. 238 to register for this program. The eighth annual Trivia Challenge Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville will be held on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and The Junior Jubilees will present their spring concert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alphabet Soupâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church in Kanata.

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bers of the public to the End Polio Now campaign. So, your $100, for instance, is now $200. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more. The federal government, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will match any donations made to Rotary for this cause. So, the $200 now becomes $400. And, on top of this, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made the same offer, so add another $200 to those Rotary funds, bringing the total to $600. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how a $100 initial donation, for instance, becomes $600. It is matched by

the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville (up to $1,600). This amount is then doubled by CIDA and then also doubled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There is a one million dollar cap on the CIDA and Gates matching funds donations. This offer of matching funds from CIDA and the Gates Foundation is good until March 1, 2013. This End Polio Now campaign is meant to be a final push to get rid of polio in the world. This will be happening in the last three countries in the world where polio is still epidemic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. All donations of $20 or




more will be issued an income tax receipt as well. Those wishing to donate to help eradicate polio in the world once and for all should send cheques to 28 Renshaw Avenue, Stittsville, Ont. K2S 1G9. The cheques should be made payable to the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville. For more information, please contact Rotary Club member Leo Maiorino at 613371-6975. Since the introduction of vaccines in the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, significant progress has been made in eradicating polio. Even in 1985, polio infected about 350,000 children in more than 125 countries around the world. However, today, polio is endemic in just three countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and only in small pockets in these countries. Last February, India, which had half of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s polio cases just a few years ago, was removed from the list of infected countries after going

a year without a single new diagnosed case. In Afghanistan today, where Canada has been the single largest donor to polio eradication, the virus is now largely restricted to the south of the country. Thanks to the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), more than seven million Afghan children are being vaccinated against the disease. There was something of a setback in Pakistan recently when the United Nations suspended its polio vaccination drive there after eight people involved in the effort were killed in a two day period. The suspension is in place until the Pakistani government has completed its investigation into the shootings. It is believed that militants responsible for the killings acted in the belief that the vaccination workers were acting as spies for the United States and also believe that the vaccine will make children sterile.

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