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Westwind Public School student Grant Pifer holds the dragon head which has a 35 foot long serpent-like body attached to it that will be used by students as they perform a Chinese Dragon dance this Friday, Feb. 8 in recognition of the upcoming Chinese New Year.

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EMC news - It’s Chinese New Year time at Westwind Public School in Stittsville. The school will be enjoying a Chinese Dragon dance and a Chinese Lion dance at an assembly this Friday, Feb. 8, two days before the actual Feb. 10 date of the Chinese New Year. A group of grade five students have been learning about these traditional Chinese dances and rehearsing them for the past couple of weeks, preparing for this Friday’s performance. It is being presented to demonstrate this significant cultural event, the Chinese New Year, to the Westwind Public School community. They have been coached by

Margarita Chen, marketing manager of the Kungfu Bistro restaurant at the Stittsville Corners shopping area in Stittsville, who has also provided the costumes for both the Lions dance and the Dragon dance. While the Chinese Lion dance costumes are for only two persons, the Chinese Dragon dance costume is 35 feet long and involves up to nine people. It has a large head, weighing three pounds itself but the rest of the long, serpent-like body is light weight nylon with a bamboo frame. The dancers hoist the dragon custom up and animate it using attached wooden poles. It requires coordination of actions which is why a period of rehearsal is needed to prepare for this Friday’s performance.

Both the Chinese Lion dance and the Chinese Dragon dance ward off evil spirits and welcome good fortune. The dragon has long been revered in Chinese culture as a benevolent creature despite its fierce appearance. In feudal times, the dragon was thought to be the god of rain, thunder, stars and rainbows. Today, in Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes power, dignity, wealth and respect. The colours of the dragon have their own significance: green is symbolic of a rich harvest; yellow represents the empire; gold and silver stand for prosperity; and red reflects good fortune and joyfulness. See CHINESE, page 2









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EMC news - History will be coming alive in Stittsville on Saturday, Feb. 16. Those visiting the Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s open house at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. will be bumping into a host of historic characters, all come to life in 2013 right here in Stittsville. You will have the chance to meet and ask questions of these historic characters – people like the Duke of Richmond, after whom Richmond is named and who in a freak of history died just outside the community in 1819. Or what about a chat with Mrs. Jonathan Pack – yes, the Jonathan Pack after whom a street in Stittsville is named. Or, given that this is another year when War of 1812 celebrations will be happening, you can expect to meet a gentleman and lady from the War of 1812 at this Feb. 16 open house. Children are also being urged to attend and ask their own questions of these historic characters. But there is going to be even more at this Historical Society open house celebrating the launching of Ontario’s Heritage Week which runs from Feb. 16 through to Feb. 23. In the library meeting room, there will be not only refreshments but also two who have an intimate knowledge of history dealing with Richmond. One will be Marion Scott who has developed a Richmond Heritage blog and who is probably the pre-eminent authority today about Richmond’s history. Another will be Bob Moore of Richmond who has an extensive knowledge of railway history, including the railway heritage of Richmond. In addition, the meeting room will feature a number of interesting historic maps supplied by the Goulbourn Museum. This open house, though, does not stop there. It is also providing the opportunity for anyone to explore the Historical Society’s archives at the library. Volunteers will be available to show you the resources available and how to use them including both the Society’s family and history files and its photo archives. There are both genealogical and general research resources and you can become familiar with all of them at this open house. In addition, both the library itself and the Historical Society offer a wide range of books for historical reading and/or research. The library also provides access to the website Everyone is invited to attend this free celebration of local history and Ontario’s Heritage Week on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stittsville library branch. And while you are there, take a look at the library’s Art Space Wall which this month is featuring a display of photographs of stained glass windows in Goulbourn churches. These are some of the photographs that are featured in the Historical Society’s recently published book “Goulbourn Stained Glass.” Entitled “The Art of Stained Glass,” this exhibit has been prepared by the Historical Society.




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Holding up the dragon head and part of its long serpent-like body as they rehearse a dragon dance for a performance at Westwind Public School in Stittsville this Friday, Feb. 8 in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year are students, from the right, front to back, Carson McClelland, Sarah Fraser and Madison Barnard.

Like the Lion dance, the Dragon dance is performed in time with drums, cymbals and gongs. Precise timing and teamwork are required to bring the dragon to life in a Dragon dance. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains signiďŹ cance because of several myths and traditions. In the Gregorian calendar of the Western World, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year – a date between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. This year, falling on Feb. 10, Chinese New Year’s presiding animal is the snake.


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Ten tables are played at euchre at Lions Hall Special to the News

EMC news - Ten tables were played at the euchre party at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Jan. 31. The party was hosted by the Stittsville District Lions Club which is sponsoring this current series of Thursday night euchres at the Lions Hall. Viviane Lester emerged from the evening with the top score, with Bill Watson placing second. Leila Graham and Heather Boyd tied for third place. Leila Graham also won the door prize for the evening.

Linda McLure won the booby prize while Rosalie Brideau had the hidden score. Albert Zoschke won the first 50/50 draw while John Story won the second 50/50 draw. The Stittsville District Lions Club is holding a euchre party every Thursday at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the euchre action getting underway at 7:30 p.m. There are also snacks and refreshments to round out the evening. Everyone is most welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship playing euchre.


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EMC news - Music will be on the agenda at the upcoming monthly session at the “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” at the Community Bible Church in Stittsville. The duo of Kathy and Ross from Kanata will be delivering a musical presentation that will be sure to have those in attendance singing along. Besides this music, this “Wise Guys and Gals DropIn” session on Monday, Feb. 11 will feature the usual coffee and home baked sweets. This “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” session will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with all seniors in the area welcome to attend. The Community Bible Church is located at 1600 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. It can be found on the web at www.cbcstittsville. com and can be contacted by phone at 613-836-2606.


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As City Council enters its third year we can look back on years one and two and be proud of what we have accomplished. One ďŹ le where I am particularly proud is the work we have done to make Ottawa a greener city. Some highlights include: JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND


Congratulating Maria Harrington, centre, manager of the TD Canada Trust branch at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road in Stittsville, for being one of TD’s 2012 Vision in Action Award of Distinction recipients are, on the left, District Vice-President John Power, far left, and District Vice-President Alfonso Movilla, second from left; and, on the right, Senior Vice-President for the Ontario North & East Region Jane Duchscher, second from right, and District Vice-President Ken Alger, far right.

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EMC news - She’s one in a thousand – literally. And while this may not be as spectacular sounding as the

more familiar “she’s one in a million,� it truly is spectacular, especially since it involves receipt of TD Canada Trust’s most prestigious staff award –

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ville Main Street and Carp Road in Stittsville, is so special – this award goes only to TD Canada Trust’s “best of the best� staff members. And she’s one in a thousand because the Vision in Action Award of Distinction is given annually to only one in one thousand TD Canada Trust employees – it’s just that special. The Vision in Action Award of Distinction is meant to honour the highest level of employee achievement among TD Canada Trust staff. It recognizes staff who truly live the bank’s guiding principles. When Maria Harrington arrived at work at her branch last Friday, she was greeted by an assembly of co-workers and TD Canada Trust officials, all there to surprise her and celebrate her selection as a recipient of TD Canada Trust’s 2012 Vision in Action Award of Distinction. There was lots of excitement, complete with party streamers and a giant congratulatory cake at this in-branch celebration. For being selected as one of TD Canada Trust’s 2012 Vision in Action Award of Distinction recipients, Maria will be attend TD’s 2013 annual general meeting in Ottawa in early April where she and other award recipients will be honoured at a gala evening event. For being chosen as a 2012 Vision in Action Award of Distinction recipient, Ms. Harrington will be receiving an Apple iPad that she will be able to use to capture all of the celebrations at the upcoming annual general meeting.

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Photo contest deadline is extended

EMC news - The deadline has been extended in the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society’s 2013 photography competition. The entry deadline has now been set at Wednesday, Feb. 13. The initial deadline was Tuesday, Feb. 5. The results of the competition will still be announced and presented at the Horticultural Society’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Although organized by the Horticultural Society, the competition is open to everyone, although Society non-members must pay a fee of $15 which not only covers entry in the photographic competition but also covers membership in the Horticultural Society for the remainder of the year. The competition is being sponsored by Henry’s camera store. R0011294477

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Field of Dreams is the name of class number one in this year’s photograph competition. Entries in this class are to give a panoramic view of a field crop, a meadow or wildflowers. Class two has a typical Canadian theme as it is called “It’s Frozen.� Entries in this class should be a macro photo of a favourite plant or plants, tree, bush or leaf. “What is that?� is class three for the 2013 photography competition. It is to be a photo of a rare or unusual plant or weed. “Child’s Play� is class four, asking for a picture of a child in a garden. “Ouch!� is class five. Entries should focus on a prickly plant. Class six is called “Plume.� Entries should be of a flower, grass head or bulrush-like figure. And the seventh and final class is “My Vacation.� Entries should be photos of flowers or

Horticultural Society, you must submit a fee of $15 with the entries. The Photographic Cup will be awarded to the person who accumulates the most overall points in the judging for the competition. The Carleton Security Cup will be awarded for the photograph judged to be the best entry across all of the classes. The winning photographs in this competition will be displayed on the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library and/or at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The winning photographs will also be printed in a centerfold collage in the Horticultural Society’s 2014 yearbook. For more information about this 2013 photography competition being held by the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society, please contact Penny Horeczy at 613-831-2320.

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Youth host youth in Worshiplude Special to the News

EMC news - Worshiplude – it’s an event that brings youth groups from United Churches across Ontario and Quebec to

Ottawa for a weekend of activities. The event is always scheduled to correspond with Ottawa’s Winterlude to enable the

youth to experience Winterlude activities as well as enjoy their Worshiplude activities. Worshiplude is sponsored by the Ottawa Presbytery of

the United Church of Canada. The youthful out-of-town guests bring their sleeping bags and are hosted by United Churches in Ottawa including

the Stittsville United Church. The youth group at the Stittsville United Church this year hosted five young people from the Bracebridge United


Getting ready to serve a “Youth Brunch” to the Stittsville United Church congregation after last Sunday morning’s service at the church are members of the Stittsville United Church and Bracebridge United Church youth groups, from left, Ben Newar of Stittsville, Cameron Harvey of Stittsville, Hunter Shea of Bracebridge, Chris Schankvla of Bracebridge, Liz Schmidt of Stittsville, Karen Thompson of Bracebridge, Devan Wilkes of Bracebridge, Sydney Shea of Bracebridge, Rev. Grant Dillenbeck of Stittsville United Church, with the microphone, and Sasha Newar, kneeling, of Stittsville.

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Church as well as their chaperones. Last Friday night, the Stittsville United Church and Bracebridge United Church youth groups attended a dinner and pool party at the home of Beth and Phil Sweetnam. Last Saturday, the Stittsville United Church youth group and their guests enjoyed skating on the Rideau Canal and also viewing the Winterlude ice sculptures. They also saw an IMAX show at the Museum of Civilization. A highlight of this Worshiplude weekend was a Saturday night worship service at the Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa which all of the young people involved – both the visitors and their hosts – attended. At this service, they were addressed by the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Very Rev. Gary Paterson, whose sermon was entitled “Under the Shelter of Your Wings,” a theme drawn from Psalm 61. The youth also appreciated all of the musical activities that were part of this special service. Before leaving last Sunday morning, the Stittsville and Bracebridge youth groups attended the Stittsville United Church’s morning service. Afterwards, they prepared a “Youth Brunch” for the whole congregation.

EMC news - It started out as a local Stittsville event, founded by real estate agent and cancer survivor Helene Hutchings. This year, in only its third year, this program to donate hair for wigs for cancer patients and raising funds for cancer research is going citywide as “Hair Donation Ottawa.” And it is now going to be centred at the Algonquin College Hair Stylist Salon where stylists will be on hand to wash, cut and style those who donated six-plus inches of hair or who have their heads or beards shaved for the cause. These stylists will be from various Ottawa area salons as well as from the Algonquin College Hair Stylist program, all volunteering their time for this event. This third annual event will be collecting pony tails to create wigs for cancer patients and will also be raising funds for cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital and for the Angel Hair for Kids Foundation. It will all be happening on Sunday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event has raised a total of over $5,000 in the previous two years, with over 700 inch-

es of hair donated to Angel hair for Kids. The proceeds raised by pledges are split between the Centre for Innovative Cancer Research at The Ottawa Hospital and the angel Hair for Kids Foundation. The Centre for Innovative Cancer Research opened in 2011 as a new $15.8 million laboratory that is uniquely designed to accelerate the development and testing of new cancer therapies. The Angel Hair for Kids Foundation is a Canadian non-profit program that provides wigs to financially disadvantaged children who have lost their hair due to medical treatments. This “Hair Donation Ottawa” cancer fundraiser is open to anyone willing to donate six-plus inches of hair or shave their head for charity or sponsor someone who is doing one of these. You can register to donate by calling 613-831-6747 or emailing Helene-Hutchings@ You can also download a pledge form pledging a certain dollar amount per inch that you donate at For more information, please contact Helene Hutchings at 613-831-6747 or email HairDonationOttawa@gmail. com.


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Jock River needs friends or else John Curry

EMC news - The Jock River needs more friends. That’s the bottom line or else the Friends of the Jock River (FJR), a charitable nonprofit organization established in 1996 to provide leadership in improving the health of the Jock River watershed ecosystems, will be a thing of the past. Already, in 2012, the organization went into a dormant state, with two provisional caretaker executive members looking after FJR affairs. But this time of dormancy has run its course and an annual general meeting has been called for Thursday, Feb. 21. If a minimum slate of key executives, namely a president, a treasurer and a secretary, are not able to be put in place at this meeting, then the organization will simply have to cease to exist. In 2012, most of the FJR executive, who had been serving virtually from the organization’s beginning in 1996, were suffering from volunteer burnout and believed that it was time to pass on the torch to others willing to advocate

for the Jock River and its health. But no new executive was able to be elected at the 2012 annual general meeting and so it was dormancy for the FJR pending another try at forming a new executive this year. There is a nominating committee that would like to hear from anyone interested in becoming involved with the FJR and assuming a place on the executive. This could include people who are interested in improving the environment of the Jock River or people who are interested in environmental issues such as water quality and quantity as well as fisheries and riparian habitat restoration. But it could also include people who have experience in finance, project management and human resources. These are also fields of expertise needed on any FJR executive going forward. Any new executive members will not be alone. Some of the previous executive members have agreed to serve in an ex-officio advisory capacity to any new executive. The executive meets once a month on a week night. The executive positions have a

minimum one year term. If you might be interested and want to contact the nominating committee, contact information is available on the FJR website at The annual general meeting of the Friends of the Jock River will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Barrhaven Loblaws on Greenbank Road near Strandherd Drive in Barrhaven. The Friends of the Jock River (FJR) has a long record of activity since its formation in 1996. The FJR has planted over 15,000 trees along the Jock River and its tributaries including in the area of the Twin Elm bridge and at the Richmond Conservation Area. The FJR has erected one kilometer of fencing to keep cattle out of the Jock River while also providing a well and pump for the cattle’s drinking needs. The FJR has participated in various planning matters and issues including the Munster forcemain sewer, the Jock River subwatershed studies, the Richmond Village plan, the Riverbend Golf Club rezoning and subdivision ap-

plication, and zoning and site plan approvals for various quarries in the Stittsville area including the Cavanagh Construction Beagle Club Quarry, the Cavanagh Construction Henderson Quarry and the R.W. Tomlinson Stittsville Quarry. The FJR has also submitted comments on requests for permits to take water from the Jock River watershed including request from the Riverbend Golf Club, the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club, the Dwyer Hill RV Resort and Campground and Courtyard Developments (Hyde Park in Richmond). The FJR has participated on the Richmond Conservation Area Community Advisory Team and organized river clean-ups in Richmond for five years and in the Greenbank/Jockvale Road area for over five years. The FJR initiated a request asking the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority to remove the Heart’s Desire weir on the Jock River. The FJR provided a car shuttle service for several years for the Upper Jock River Canoe Race and conducted a photographic contest to pro-

mote the Jock River. The FJR conducted annual spring canoe excursions into the Richmond Fen wetland. It also planned and installed a wildlife ramp at the Ashton dam on the Jock River. It was the Friends of the Jock River (FJR) which obtained funding from various local government sources for the installation by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) of a permanent water gauge on the Jock River at the Franktown Road west of Richmond. The FJR conducted a multiyear water sampling program in support of the RVCA’s Jock River watershed plan in 2001 and also provided comments on the drafts of this plan. The FJR assembled volunteers to survey stretches of the Jock River and its King’s Creek tributary following the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Macro Stream Assessment Protocol. The FJR participated in a project in which walleye in the Jock River were implanted with radio transmitters and were tracked to determine migration patterns. The FJR has, over the years, monitored wetlands

in the Jock River watershed and has reported destructive events to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. The FJR has also requested municipal government to provide signage for the river at various Jock River bridges. In 2004, the Friends of the Jock River received the Outstanding Achievement In Natural History Conservation Award from the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club. In 2006, the FJR received an Award for Excellence in Environmental Conservation (group) from the National Capital Region Wildlife Festival. In 2007, the FJR was nominated for Service Club/NonProfit Organization of the Year Award from the Nepean Chamber of Commerce. The Jock River, which empties into the Rideau River near Manotick, has its headwaters in wetland areas in Beckwith township west of Ashton. The river flows through Goulbourn township, starting in Ashton and going near Munster before passing through the village of Richmond. It then flows through Nepean and through Barrhaven before emptying into the Rideau River.

‘Maple Madness’ PA Day program at Goulbourn Museum Special to the News

EMC news - Maple Madness is coming to the Goulbourn Museum. This is the name of the PA Day program which the Museum is hosting on Friday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This program is eared for children aged 7 to 11 years old, with the cost being $25 per child. There will be lots of games and activities and snacks will be provided.

At this program, the youngsters will make and then taste some maple treats. They also will learn about making maple syrup. Those participating are being urged to wear their most Canadian outfit. Registration is required for this Maple Madness PA Day program at the Goulbourn Museum. To register, please call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or email education@

The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road at Stanley’s Corners just south of Stittsville. For more information, please vis-

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Limit councillors’ access to public purse


policy to limit councillors’ ability to dole out money to community groups is a welcome proposal coming out of the mayor’s office. Currently, it’s just an idea being floated around the council table by Mayor Jim Watson, but a policy is expected to be introduced sometime in March. At least one city councillor is already warning community groups in his ward that

the policy would limit their ability to donate money from their office budget to support community events. On the face of it, the policy sounds negative, resulting in less funding for the dozens of grassroots organizations that provide unpaid support services throughout the city. But limiting a councillor’s spending powers doesn’t necessarily mean the money won’t be spent where it’s needed. Just who’s doing the

spending – as it stands, a councillor can take a chunk of money from their office budget – funds provided by taxpayers – to arbitrarily dole out cash to groups of their choosing. Typical donations include things like membership to the local legion branch, sponsorship of a winter carnival, donations to food banks and the purchase of gift certificates as prizes for community events. Don’t get us wrong. We are in no way suggesting

that a donation to the local food bank is a bad idea; we are simply questioning the optics of how the money is spent and how the decision is made. Giving councillors arbitrary access to the public purse offers the opportunity for inequalities in support given to groups and associations from ward to ward. One councillor may choose to spend $10,000 while another may limit their donations to less than $2,000.

We aren’t questioning the morals or ethics of individual councillors, simply the equity of an arbitrary system that invites unfair distribution of funds and the use of public money to in effect campaign for re-election. True, part of a councillor’s role is to promote events and showcase communities, but, as Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley suggests, “I don’t believe we should be handling the money for the events.� Hubley said he rarely gives donations from his office budget because he doesn’t want to give the wrong impression. We couldn’t agree more

– the obvious impression is that the receiver of the money owes the sender gratitude, which they may choose to repay in the form of support during the next election. Watson’s proposal would be part of a code of conduct that’s being developed to build on the work of the city’s new integrity commissioner, such as the lobbyist registry. We suggest the city create a new mechanism to provide support for community groups, such as giving the responsibility to a department. Council could always allow councillors to highlight events and community groups in need of support.


After Dalton, a culture war? CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


t’s going to take a little getting used to not having the premier of Ontario living in our town. There’s a lot of advantages to it, not least of which is having someone at Queen’s Park who knows Ottawa exists. That hasn’t always been the case. It’s a pretty big city, Ottawa, but a bit far from Toronto. The reviews on Dalton McGuinty’s tenure as premier have been mixed. The consensus seems to be that he did quite well, but his last few months didn’t do him credit. In Ottawa we knew him as sort of a clunky guy, not a smooth politician, but a person we could be comfortable with. That might explain how he got elected six times as an MPP, three times as premier. McGuinty’s last election was a minority win, which means the opposition parties are looking forward with some relish to the next election. What kind of an election will that be? Could it be different from what we have seen — mild-mannered affairs in which ideology plays a minimal role and the parties cluster into the centre? What observers now fear is a culture war, of the kind we have seen recently in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Canadian federal politics. In a culture war, the two sides are bitterly divided. Rather than cluster into the centre, they diverge widely and bitterly. They are divided not only on political issues, but on personal beliefs and patterns of behaviour. The stage is set for it, that’s for sure.

One of the two leading parties is led by a businessman from Fort Erie, with a traditional marriage; the other is led by a community activist from Toronto, who is a lesbian. So there you have it: big city versus small town, man versus woman, old values versus new values, traditional marriage versus same-sex marriage, businessman versus activist, Barrhaven versus the Glebe. People have talked about this kind of divergence in recent federal elections, with the Harper Conservatives, the hockey fans, versus the Ignatieff Liberals, the Chardonnay-sipping intellectuals. Tim Hortons versus Starbucks. The notion of a culture war is supported by the breakdown of the vote: Ignatieff’s main strength was in downtown Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver; Harper won the small towns and the suburbs. So is that what we have to look forward to when Ontario goes to the polls? Probably not. Because we are more complex than that. Our downtown intellectuals like hockey. There are opera fans in small towns, book clubs in Carleton Place. Barrhaven has a Starbucks, Tim Hortons has Wi-Fi, McDonald’s has lattes. We are all moving closer together. We all see basically the same TV and get the same Internet. Isolation is a thing of the past and differences no longer shock us. Even the gay factor is far less of an issue than it might have been 10 years ago. Small town parents have children with gay friends. It’s not a big deal. Certainly you won’t hear anything about it from the opposition party leaders in the next election campaign. Whatever their private views they know that the biggest political risk is in appearing to be intolerant. It’s pretty hard to wage a culture war under those circumstances. It will likely be just another boring old election, fought on the usual issues, which is not that bad a thing.


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Stittsville’s Marielle Gauthier honoured Special to the News

EMC news - She is one of only 150 youth in the province to be nominated in the 2012 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards program. This is a youth recognition awards program promoted and coordinated by the 300-plus members of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) with the corporate support of TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy. Each youth nominated is recognized by receiving a certificate of recognition presented by a representative of the local newspaper, acknowledging that the nominee is a youth who has gone above and beyond what is expected of youth aged 6 to 17. It was at the TD Canada Trust branch at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road in Stittsville last Friday afternoon where 17 year old Marielle Gauthier of Stittsville received her certificate of recognition for being nominated for the award in a brief ceremony which included John Curry, editor of the Stittsville News EMC, TD Canada Trust branch manager Maria Harrington and city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. At the ceremony, Mr. Curry outlined Marielle’s accomplishments and activities which had brought about her nomination for the provincial award. These included playing hockey, obtaining a groomer’s license to work with race horses, modeling, playing the violin, establishing a blog “Millie Tarry” to help children who have a parent stationed overseas, winning a Stittsville youth connexion poetry contest and developing a video dealing with the proposed expansion of the Carp Road landfill. Councillor Qadri congratulated Marielle for being such an outstanding young person. A Stittsville resident who

is a grade 12 student at Sacred Heart High School, Marielle Gauthier plays midget hockey with a Kanata team. At her former home in London, Ontario, she had played for her school hockey team but when she arrived at Ecole Franco Ouest in 2008, the school did not have a girls hockey team for her age group at the time. She petitioned for such a team and it was established and still exists today, even though Marielle herself now attends Sacred Heart. When Marielle moved to Stittsville, she submitted an essay to the Rideau Carleton Raceway because of her love of horses. As a result, she was one of eight youth awarded a placement to a summer program at the Raceway. Through this, she met Lesley Newland, a horse trainer and owner of Robingreen Horse Farm in Dunrobin. Marielle began volunteering to help out at the farm. She has accumulated over 615 hours of community service working with the harness-racing horses at this farm and even volunteering at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Marielle has spent every Saturday morning at the Robingreen Horse Farm since the fall of 2008, working there on a voluntary and unpaid basis to help in looking after the horses there. She has even received her Province of Ontario Grooming License, an unusual happening for those her age. Marielle has done some modeling work with Models International Management in Ottawa, taking part in a number of photo shoots. It was a spur of the moment decision by Marielle to try modeling. She is an accomplished violinist, having received her Royal Conservator of Music Award for violin in 2010. She has joined the Sacred Heart High School’s string ensemble where she is playing first violin. But she has also helped


Presenting Marielle Gauthier, second from left, of Stittsville with her certificate of recognition for being nominated for a 2012 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award are, on the left, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri; and, on the right, Stittsville News EMC editor John Curry, second from right, and Maria Harrington, far right, manager of the TD Canada Trust branch at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road in Stittsville. The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award program is coordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association thanks to the corporate sponsorship of TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy. others in the ensemble with mastering their instruments. She played her violin at the grand opening of the new National Bank of Canada branch on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville last year. She was the first winner of the branch’s $500 “Student of the Month” bursary. When she was 12 in 2007, Marielle created her own blog called “Millie Tarry” to help children cope with a parent being overseas and deployed in a war situation. The blog features a doll Millie Tarry who travels to military families and then shares its stories on the blog. The blog can be found at As a student, she has travelled to Vimy Ridge, another

indication of her support for and interest in the Canadian military. Indeed, her father, a member of the Canadian Forces army reserve, volunteered to go to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces as a reservist to train the Afghan police, being away from the family in 2005-2006. In 2010, Marielle’s poem won in the high school category in a poetry contest sponsored by Stittsville’s youth connexion program in association with the annual “Artists & Authors in the Park” event hosted by the Stittsville Village Association. Due to the environmental concerns in the community about the proposed expansion of the Carp Road landfill, Marielle made a video titled

“It’s not easy being green…” that can be seen on YouTube and which won the grand prize for the National Capital Region. And the motivation for all of this community volunteerism and activism? Well, this is explained in a section of her Junior Citizen nomination form which reads as follows: “…Marielle’s inspiration stems from a desire to fix issues she sees as needing help. She does not wait for an adult to do it. She steps right into the role of a doer. Her values are humanitarian and environmental at heart. She is also aware of the societal benefits of her decision to volunteer. It is a way for her to meet new people, spend time with friends and interact with

community organizations. Her societal and personal motivations contribute almost equally to her decision to volunteer.” The 150 nominations received for the 2012 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards resulted in the selection of 12 recipients of the award. A panel of judges made the decisions, going through all 150 nominations before deciding on the 12 award recipients. These recipients live across the province, ranging from Mississauga to Orleans to Sarnia to Niagara Falls. The 12 awards will be presented at a ceremony officiated by the Hon. David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in early March in Toronto.

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Junior Prospects Game in Stittsville this Saturday Special to the News

EMC sports - Top young junior hockey players will be on display in Stittsville this Saturday afternoon, Feb.9. The occasion is the annual Prospects Game of the Metro/ Valley Conference of the East-

ern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The Stittsville Royals are one of the teams in this conference. The game is intended to be a showcase opportunity for the under age 19 all star players in the Conference.

Playing in the game will be three Stittsville Royals players – goalie Arun Kumar, left wing Mike Di Bello and right wing Kevin Groulx. This Prospects Game will be played this Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Johnny

Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. And there’s a great deal for any youngsters attending the game – all minor hockey players wearing a team jersey will

be admitted free of charge. Admission for others will be $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. The game will be preceded by a ceremonial faceoff which

will involve Stittsville’s own Johnny Leroux after whom the arena is named, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri and junior hockey official Ron McRostie.

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EMC sports - There was a Shark attack in Kingston last Saturday, Feb. 2. All nine teams from Ottawa Cheer Sport Sharks in Stittsville put in a “fin-tastic” performance at the Big East Blast Cheer Evolution cheerleading competition in Kingston that day. Their performance resulted in three first place finishes, a third place finish, two fourth place finishes and a fifth place finish. Two senior teams, the Thrasher Sharks and the Whitetip Sharks, earned first place finishes. There was also a first place finish by the Graceful Sharks team. The Angel Sharks had a third place finish while the Piked Sharks and the Striped Sharks,

an open team, placed fourth in their categories. The Speckled Sharks had a fifth place finish. The Rusty Sharks, the Ottawa Cheer Sport Sharks parent team, was also involved in the event, taking part in the non-compete division. Ottawa Cheer Sport Sharks, which has its home gym on Iber Road in Stittsville, has cheerleading teams for all age levels and all skill levels. These Ottawa Cheer Sport Sharks competitive cheerleading teams will be going on the attack again on Saturday, Feb. 16 when all of the teams travel to Gatineau to participate in the Regionals competition.

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Limits proposed for councillor donations Laura Mueller

EMC news - City councillors have begun to warn community groups that their ability to donate money from their office budgets to community events may soon be limited. There is no firm proposal yet, but councillors say Mayor Jim Watson is proposing a cap on how much of their office budget councillors are allowed to donate to community causes, as well as limits on how involved municipal elected officials can be in the

financial side of community events. Donations and sponsorships are allowed under the current rules and the online office expense disclosure forms include a section for councillors to list the amount of donations they doled out. Typical donations include things like membership to the local legion branch, sponsorship of a winter carnival, donations to food banks and the purchase of gift certificates as prizes for community events. “Obviously that’s an area of concern to councillors be-

cause that’s part of our role – to promote events and showcase our communities,” said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley. “That said, there are examples, shall we say, where someone may get the wrong perception of what’s going on … I don’t believe we should be handling all the money for the events.” Hubley rarely gives donations from his office budget, he said, because he doesn’t want his residents to “get the wrong impression” of the way he spends their tax dollars on their behalf.


The policy would be part of a code of conduct that’s being developed to build on the work of the city’s new integrity commissioner; efforts that include the lobbyist registry. The proposal would put more parameters around how that office budget could be spent. Each councillor received $234,000 in 2012 to spend on office supplies and staffing, as well as community events, donations and sponsorships. “As of right now, there is no definition as to how our office money should be spent,” said Rideau-Goulbourn Coun.




Scott Moffatt. Bob Brocklebank of the Federation of Citizens Associations said anything to make council more transparent is a good thing, but a lack of flexibility in this case could be detrimental to community involvement. The availability and use of councillors’ office-budget funds varies widely across the different wards, but that money is often used to rent space for community events and more importantly, community meetings, Brocklebank said. Allowing flexibility in how councillors spend their allotment means there are more funds available to encourage community engagement, Brocklebank said, adding he doesn’t think councillors should be proud if they make a point of avoiding donations. “It is on the public consultation side that I am concerned about the limitations that this might bring,” Brocklebank said. “Sometimes you go out and fix problems that don’t exist.” Changing a practice that residents support and no one is complaining about doesn’t make much sense, Moffatt said. He keeps his own “mental cap” on spending; he won’t give out more than $10,000 of his office budget per year to

community causes. Supporting community causes with tax dollars collected from citizens makes sense, Moffatt said. The councillor said he tends not to organize or run community events because there is a large number of active groups in his ward. Instead, he contributes money to rent space or back community-led events in other ways. “I like to be able to support them so that they can do community-oriented events that build community spirit and help bring the community together,” he said. “That’s what our job is … to support our communities and make our communities grow.” Watson’s office budget is $778,000, but Hubley said the mayor’s budget wasn’t proposed to be subject to the same rules. That concerned the Kanata South councillor, who said any policy should apply equally to all members of council, including the mayor. Watson’s press secretary, Ryan Kennery, said in an email it would be premature for the mayor to discuss the proposal. The policy proposal is expected to be announced in March, Kennery said. With files from Emma Jackson

Awesome Authors Writing Contest Special to the News

EMC news - Calling all youthful authors. The deadline is fast approaching for Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest. In fact, it’s almost here as Monday, Feb. 11 is the deadline. The contest is open to writers between the ages of 9 and 17, both poets as well as short story authors. Submissions can be in either English and/or French. There are prizes which will be awarded to participants at an awards presentation this coming spring. For contest details, check out www.BiblioOttawaLibrary. ca/AwesomeAuthors or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or via email at


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EMC news - There were chocolate chip cookies. Peanut butter cookies. Oatmeal cranberry cookies. Heart shaped cookies adorned with pink frosting. Ginger snaps. French almond macaroons. Shortbreads with raspberry filler and almond icing. And, for good measure, even some chocolate

cupcakes and some squares – which did not qualify as cookies but could easily meet any “delicious” taste test. These were all part of the first annual Cookies for Cancer Sale which was held last Monday, Feb. 4 at the Stittsville Revera Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. All proceeds from the sale are going to the Cancer Society.

The cookies were all laid out on a long table in the facility’s lounge area – a table adorned with two floating bouquets of coloured balloons. The batches of cookies sold for amounts ranging from $2 to $8. In the end, a total of $800 was raised for the Cancer Society. The cookies were provided not only by some of the residents themselves as well as by

staff and tenants in the adjacent Stittsville Villa apartments but also by family members of residents, those from community businesses like Scrumptious Catering (Jeff Robinson) and Team One Homes Coldwell Banker (Frank Fragomeni, Melanie Brennan and Dennis Tarrant) and also Stittsville Retirement Community volunteers, including some student volunteers. Stittsville Retirement Community executive director Lisa Cowan said that this Cookies for Cancer Sale was part of the “Community in Action” program initiated by Revera Inc., owner of the Stittsville Retirement Community and other retirement homes. This program is about recognizing the company-wide commit-

ment to support organizations that share the goal of helping seniors live their lives to the fullest. “Many thanks to all who participated and donated,making this a truly successful event,” Ms. Cowan stated in an email report about the event. This fundraising Cookie Sale for Cancer could have been held at any time in February but the Stittsville Retirement community chose to align the sale with World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. World Cancer Day is held annually on Feb. 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World

Cancer Declaration written in 2008. The goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce death and illness caused by cancer by the year 2020. World Cancer Day 2013 had the dispelling of myths and misconceptions about cancer as its focus. Among these myths are that cancer is a death sentence and that cancer is a disease affecting only those in developed countries. This Cookies for Cancer Sale follows upon a recent successful cake sale at the Stittsville Retirement Community which raised about $1,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society. The Stittsville Retirement Community will be continuing its fundraising in April when it will hold a pie sale to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Society.



Lisa Cowan, executive director of the Stittsville Retirement Community, sells a bag of cookies to resident Rino Casagrande, right, at the Cookies for Cancer Sale at the Stittsville Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville last Monday, Feb. 4.

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Claire Simpson serves a pair of ice cream desserts at the community spaghetti supper at Christ Church Ashton last Friday, Feb. 1.


Enjoying themselves at the spaghetti supper hosted by the youth group at Christ Church Ashton last Friday, Feb. 1 are, from left, Theodore McKenzie, Sierra McKenzie and Andrew McKenzie.


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Ottawa Sens Alumni at Richmond arena Special to the News

EMC sports - There were traces of Slap Shot, the 1977 comedy ďŹ lm about a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity. There was a Hanson brother look-alike, complete with thick glasses taped together. And there was a pseudo ďŹ ght, with two players, including the recently retired Shean Donovan, grappling with each other. But more in evidence than these glimpses of the movie Slap Shot was the skill level of the Ottawa Senators Alumni

as they took on the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) coaches in a fundraising game at the Richmond arena last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2. The Alumni gave a textbook performance of positional play, of passing, of teamwork – they may have slowed down a step or two from their professional playing days but their skills were eminently on display. And while they may no longer have National Hockey League level speed, they were still Roadrunner fast compared

to the RMMHA coaches, who really had to push themselves to try to keep up. The Alumni ended up winning, if anyone was keeping track of the score (ofďŹ cially, it was 12-4 for the Alumni), but the real winners were the fans who nearly ďŹ lled the stands at the Richmond arena as they got to witness some skillful hockey, some playful hockey and some entertaining hockey, all on view in this game. You even had Stuntman Stu of radio fame, the Senators announcer, suit up and play with the Alumni, an added treat in this game.

You had Alumni skating the full length of the ice with the puck, with the RMMHA coaches unable to take the puck from him. And what about the penalty shot with the net turned around – the Alumni managed to score despite this maneuver. So, right from the opening ceremonial faceoff with the puck being dropped by city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt and King’s Your Independent Grocer owner Chris King through to the ďŹ nal whistle and then beyond with an autograph session, the Ottawa

Senators Alumni visit to the Richmond arena was not only a fun and memorable event but also a successful fundraiser for the RMMHA thanks to the $5 admission fee, a silent auction and the generosity of the Alumni who donated their $1,500 share of the proceeds back to the RMMHA. The Alumni lineup for this game included Shean Donovan, an Ottawa 67’s graduate who ďŹ nished out his National Hockey League career with the Ottawa Senators; Shawn Rivers of the Tampa Bay Lighting; Fred Barrett of the Minnesota North Stars (yes,

there was such a team); Chris Valentine of the Washington Capitals; Brad Brown of the Minnesota Wild; and goalie Gerry Armstrong, a veteran Alumni presence. The RMMHA coaches lineup for the game was to include goalie Jake Cook, Joe Milroy, Pat Beresford, Randy Smart, Darryl Kinkade, Clayton Foster, David Barkley, Chris Fulcher, Bruce McGuire, Tim Johnson, Shawn Boudreau, Kevin Ryan, John Hale, Chris Taylor and more. And, of course, Hat Trick, the RMMHA’s new mascot, was in attendance, taking in his ďŹ rst Sens Alumni game. Unfortunately, Spartacat, the Sens mascot, could not be at the game.














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The coaching staff for the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association coaches team for the team’s game against the Ottawa Senators Alumni at the Richmond arena last Saturday, Feb. 2 are, from left, trainer Rob Shouldice, head coach Roger Chapman and assistant coach Bob Easy.



What’s a hockey game without a fight, even if it’s a friendly fundraising exhibition game. And so Shean Donovan, left, of the Ottawa Senators Alumni and Chris Taylor, right, of the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association coaches team playfully mix it up on the ice to the glee of the crowd at the Richmond arena last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2.

Shawn Hill, centre, of the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association coaches team, and Murray Kuntz, right, of the Ottawa Senators Alumni get ready for the puck to drop in a faceoff in the fundraising exhibition game between the two teams at the Richmond arena last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2.


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Brad Brown, right, of the Ottawa Senators Alumni (formerly of the Minnesota Wild) carries the puck down the ice as he is pursued by Chris Taylor, centre, and Pat Beresford, left, of the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) coaches team in the game between the two teams at the Richmond arena last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2.


David Barkley of the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) coaches team wears the Hanson Brothers’ JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND trademark dark-rimmed glasses held Hat Trick, left, the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association’s mascot, stands with together by tape a la the iconic Slap Shot Shean Donovan, right, of the Ottawa Senators Alumni before the fundraising exhibition movie as he gets ready for the RMMHA game between the RMMHA coaches and the Sens Alumni at the Richmond arena last coaches/Ottawa Senators Alumni game at Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2. the Richmond arena last Saturday, Feb. 2.


Clayton Foster, right, of the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) coaches team is involved in the action as he plays in the team’s game against the Ottawa Senators Alumni at the Richmond arena last Saturday, Feb. 2.

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Before I get into other issues, I just want to remind residents of Richmond and beyond that the City is hosting a public meeting on a development application for 6335 Perth Street, which is the land between the Fire Hall and the Home Hardware. This plan calls for 1000 homes phased in with between 50-100 units being built each year. The meeting is to be held at the Richmond Arena at 7:00pm.

Building a Liveable Ottawa - 2031 The Official Plan Review for the City of Ottawa is officially underway. The City’s Official Plan is reviewed every five years. This is a year long process which results in an updated Official Plan that comes into effect in 2014. As the Chair of the Rural Review Steering Committee, I am one of five Councillors on the Official Plan Sponsors Group and I look forward to being heavily involved in crafting this updated document. Residents are encouraged go online to have their say on how their city grows in the future. The City of Ottawa is reaching out to the public on how neighbourhoods, roads, water and sewer services, rural villages and cycling and walking pathways should be planned. Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 – a city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that feed into the City’s Official Plan, Transportation Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan and the Cycling and Pedestrian Plans – was launched on January 29. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

Chris King, centre, left, owner of King’s Your Independent Grocer in Richmond, and city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt, centre, right, get ready to together drop the puck at the ceremonial faceoff at the beginning of the game between the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) coaches and the Ottawa Senators Alumni at the Richmond arena last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2, while taking the faceoff are John Barrett, left, for the Ottawa Senators Alumni and Joe Milroy, right, for the RMMHA coaches.

The focus of the project and public engagement goes beyond a visioning exercise. It deals directly with proposed solutions to 12 current planning issues, which are profiled on The site also features a summary of each issue and each proposal, a video, and feedback mechanisms, including a survey that is available until March 1. Residents are urged to review the information before providing their survey responses. The rural component to this review specifically speaks to no expansion of village boundaries but also at where to direct rural growth. Richmond, Manotick and Greely are projected to see the majority of the growth in the coming years. However, with the current development applications in Manotick and Richmond, the projections match the planning targets so this will not create new pressure on either village.

Maple Madness at Goulbourn Museum Join the Goulbourn Museum for all things maple at their P.A. Day program February 15. Wear your most Canadian outfit, make some maple treats and learn the art of maple syrup. There will be games and activities aplenty. The fun takes place on Friday, February 15 from 1-4:30 p.m. and is geared to children ages 7-11 years. Cost is $25 per child. Snacks will be provided. To register please call the Goulbourn Museum at: 613831-2393 or email: The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners. For more information, please visit, call 613-831-2393 or visit us on Facebook.

2013 Canadian Junior Curling Championships Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the send-off for Manotick’s very own rink of Jamie Sinclair, Holly Donaldson, Katelyn Wasylkiw and Erin Jenkins to the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Junior Curling Championship in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Along with their coach, Graham Sinclair, it was a great night to celebrate their achievements at the Manotick Curling Club and wish them luck as they headed out to Alberta. The Championships are currently underway and at the time of printing this, Team Sinclair is 3-0. The finals are this weekend and their progress can be followed at Good luck girls!

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North Gower Cooperative Nursery School Straying from the usual dance and silent auction, this year the NGCNS will present their first ever Casino Royale & Silent Auction at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre in North Gower on Saturday, February 23rd. The evening will include black jack, poker, martinis and some appetizers provided by AJ’s Catering as well as The Whalesbone Oyster House. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be yours truly so come on out and enjoy a great night all the while supporting the Nursery School. Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets are available at Roxy’s Salon in North Gower, Kit & Kaboodles in Manotick and from any NGCNS parent at a cost of $15. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, please visit If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.


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The City has developed a plan to manage Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waste over the next 30 years, during which time Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population is expected to grow by 300,000. The City is conducting a survey regarding this long-term waste management plan. Have your say by taking a few moments to fill out the online questionnaire at index.php?sid=52887&lang=en. A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL HISTORY

There will be a Historical Society Open House on February 16th at the Stittsville Library, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. This event will feature the Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Archival material and the research facilities that are available at the Library. It will also feature an exhibition of stained glass photography on the Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Wall taken from our recently released book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goulbourn Stained Glass,â&#x20AC;? plus information displays on heritage from Richmond, Stittsville and other Goulbourn communities. Refreshments will be provided in the Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting room. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also be able to meet some of the costumed characters from our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past and ask them questions. The event is free and everyone is most welcome! MAPLE MADNESS! SWEET P.A. DAY PROGRAM!

The Goulbourn Museum is hosting a sweet P.A. Day program for all things maple. Wear your most Canadian outfit, make some maple treats and learn the art of maple syrup. There will be plenty of games and activities. The fun takes place on Friday, February 15th from 1:00-4:30 p.m. and is geared to children ages 7-11 years old. The cost is $25 per child and snacks will be provided. To register please call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or email DID YOU KNOW? KEMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN

William Kemp passed away in 1840 and left his property to his wife Margaret and their seven children. Margaret was an entrepreneur and soon began to supply the needs of travellers who passed their home on their way to and from Bytown. Her son John began to help her and the place became locally well-known as Kempâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern. During the 1860â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there was a prevalence of fear over Fenian raids. Kempâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern served as the headquarters for the local militia called the Carleton Blazers and uniforms and arms were supplied from there. As Kempâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern flourished, they built a beautiful stone house to expand the business. The house still stands on the property today and is now an Italian restaurant called Cabottoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. *Information regarding the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Did you knowâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? story was taken from the book Stittsville a Sense of Place by Barbara Bottriell, 1998

As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can sustain and improve Stittsville. You can always reach my office by emailing or by dialling 613-580-2476.

Friendship Club luncheon, activities Carole Herbert and Helen James Special to the News

At the Friendship Club luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, the lasagna lunch was followed by the selection of the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive for 2013. The ďŹ nancial statement for 2012 was presented as well. Bingo closed out the luncheonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. The next Friendship Club luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, again at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena hall. The March luncheon will also

be held at this hall. Club luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. To reserve your place at this Feb. 27 luncheon, please phone Gloria at 613831-8819 or Rosemary at 613-836-6354 by Friday, Feb. 22. To join the Friendship Club, please contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297. Everyone is welcome. Friendship Club activities at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena are shufďŹ&#x201A;eboard on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Legion public speaking contest Special to the News

EMC news - The Royal Canadian Legion is looking for participants for its upcoming Zone G5 public speaking contest. This is for youth in grades 1 through 12, with the contest taking place on Saturday, March 2 at the Strathcona Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Bank Street in Ottawa. There is no public speaking contest at the local branch level. Participants go directly to this Zone event which, for the winners, will lead to the opportunity to continue on to the District level competition on Saturday, April 6 in Napanee. But those interested in

participating in this Zone G5 public speaking contest should act quickly to register because there are only a limited number of entries that can be accommodated and so registration is on a ďŹ rst come, ďŹ rst served basis, with the ďŹ rst 30 entries in the grades 1 to 6 category being accepted and also the ďŹ rst 30 entries in the grades 7 to 12 category being accepted. This Zone G5 public speaking contest is open to youth in Stittsville, Goulbourn and Richmond as well as other parts of the city of Ottawa except for Kanata, West Carleton and Osgoode which are in different Legion Zones and hence have their own public speaking contests.



ca/publicspeaking.php. These completed registration entry forms should be sent via email to or by fax to 613-829-6537. There is prize money for the winners as well as the second and third place ďŹ nishers in this Zone public speaking contest. The ďŹ rst place prize is $75, second place is $50 and third place is $25 for all of the four categories. There are also plaques for those who place ďŹ rst, second and third. All participants will receive a participation medal. For more information about this Zone G5 public speaking contest, please contact Christine Philipson, the Stittsville Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth education chair, at

The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library is offering a free half-hour family storytime in French on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:15 p.m. For more information, please contact the Ottawa Public libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s InfoService at 613-580-2940 or email



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Those participating in the primary (grades 1 to 3), junior (grades 4 to 6) and intermediate (grades 7 to 9) categories in this Zone G5 public speaking contest will be expected to deliver a speech of three to ďŹ ve minutes in duration. Those participating in the senior (grades 10 to 12) category will present a speech that lasts from ďŹ ve to seven minutes in length. The topic of the speeches is open-ended, with any topic selected by the participant is allowed. The speech can be delivered in either French or English. Completed registration forms must be received by the Royal Canadian Legion no later than Thursday, Feb. 28. Entry forms can be found on the website http://rcl618.

A free winter movie night hosted by Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program will be held on Friday, April 12 in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Movie starts at 7 p.m. All ages welcome.

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(contact Shirley at 613-831-2712); carpet bowling on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766 or Mary Lou at 613-836-4291); and bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lorraine at 613-5993297). Friendship Club activities at the Pretty Street Community Centre are exercise on Mondays at 10 a.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Ray at 613-836-6363); and euchre on Fridays at 7 p.m. (contact Heather at 613-838-2743).


In addition to the online consultations, Open Houses will also take place in April, June and September. For more information and to give feedback, visit You may also follow the City of Ottawa Twitter account @ottcity#liveableottawa for more updates.


Members of the 2013 executive of the Friendship Club in Stittsville are, from left, Mary Lou Rankin, property manager; Lorraine Gillies, membership; Helen James, correspondence; Carole Herbert, president; Gloria Stewart; and Shirley Pretty, treasurer. Missing from the picture is Rosemary Morin.


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What’s up, doc, around village of Stittsville? about noon. High, gusty winds which prevailed that day may have been the reason for the disruption…Cobina Delaney of Stittsville, who is in her fourth and final year playing for the Robert Morris University Colonials women’s hockey team, scored a goal in the team’s 3-2 loss to the Syracuse University Orange in College Hockey America action at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh last Friday. This was Cobina’s fourth goal of the season…The Cambodian Buddhist Temple on Hazeldean Road has played a role in helping federal government public servants cope with personal and professional challenges due to government downsizing. Twice last October, Bhante Sam Rath of the Cambodian Buddhist Temple and visiting Buddhist monk Bhante Kovida, an expert on meditation, were involved in presentations on meditation with a focus on Buddha’s teachings at the Banting Theatre at Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa. Indeed, Bhante Kovida has given six such presentations at the Banting Theatre for Health Canada staff. His latest presentations were arranged through the efforts of the Iskotew Lodge which is a teaching and healing centre at Health Canada’s national headquarters. The meditation program developed by Bhante Kovida and Bhante Sam Rath

Special musical program Special to the News


EMC news - Travel the world through music. This can be done without leaving Stittsville thanks to a special musical program right at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. This special musical program, entitled “World Adventure,” is for youngsters aged 1 to 5. It will be presented on

Monday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., lasting one hour. At this special musical program, youngsters will learn how to say hello in different languages through song. They will also be dancing to African and also Chinese music and will enjoy surfing in Australia. There will also be a visit to a Nubian village in the Sudan

where a traditional cup of tea will be enjoyed. All this is happening without leaving the Stittsville library branch thanks to the magic of music. This special musical program is free and open to all youngsters aged 1 to 5 years of age. No registration is required – just drop-in and travel the world. For more information, please call the Stittsville library branch at 613-836-3381.

of the Cambodian Temple may help reduce anxiety and stress when practiced on a regular basis….Ottawa Public Health is offering prenatal classes in both French and English at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library this winter. A public health nurse will lead multiple three-session series of classes to small groups. These classes will cover birth, breast feeding and “baby basics.” The classes are free but online registration is required. Visit or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or via email at for more information…Douvris Martial Arts, which has a studio on Iber Road among its seven locations in the Ottawa area, held its first ever “Kicks for Heart Cardio-A-Thon” in support of the

Heart and Stroke Foundation at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre on Carling Avenue in Ottawa last Sunday morning….This Saturday, Feb. 9 is a big day for Stittsville’s Main Street Community Services as its annual “Nothing But A Child” gala takes place at the Sixty-Four Hundred Celebration Centre at the corner of Hazeldean Road and West Ridge Drive. There’s cocktails, a three-course dinner, silent and live auctions and music and dancing, with all of the funds raised going to support the programs and services provided by Main Street Community Services for children and youth with special needs. In 2012, Main Street Community Services provided its services and support to over 200 families and their special needs children and youth… R0011448283

EMC news – Stittsville Sobeys is providing the $500 first prize at the upcoming Trivia Challenge Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street….The Legion 55 seniors club meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall for coffee and a chat. All seniors in the community are welcome to take part. For more information, please call Joan at 613-836-7489 or Pat at 613-831-0820…It was the Sixty-Four Hundred Celebration Centre at the corner of Hazeldean Road and West Ridge Drive that the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group chose as the site for announcing on Wednesday, Jan. 30 the first employee of the future Canadian Football league franchise in Ottawa, slated to start play in 2014 at the revitalized Lansdowne Park. Marcel Desjardins, who has been assistant general manager of the Montreal Alouettes, was announced as the general manager for the new Ottawa team in the CFL at a press conference at the Sixty-Four Hundred Celebration Centre. He was chosen after an extensive search of possible candidates. His job will now be to build a team for the 2014 CFL season… Power was out in a large segment of Stittsville including the Stittsville Main Street/Carp Road area for a time on Thursday, Jan. 31, starting


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Mike Scerbo of the Cavanagh Construction (Grey Team) in the Stittsville Town Hockey League scored 13 points in the team’s recent 16-9 victory over Team White (Molson’s).

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In second season with Mounties Special to the News



Stittsville’s Sara Mackellar, left, number 8 for the Mount Allison Mounties women’s basketball team, drives to the basket, trying to avoid the outstretched arm of defender Hillary Hopper, right, of the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams in Atlantic university basketball league action last Saturday, Feb. 2.

EMC sports - Sara Mackellar of Stittsville is now in her second season with the Mount Allison Mounties women’s basketball team. Wearing jersey number 8, the five foot, four inch point guard is studying for her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After a 76-45 victory over Dalhousie Agri-

cultural College, the Mount Allison Mounties now have a season record of seven wins and eight losses, with six games to go before the playoffs which get underway at the beginning of March. Sarah Mackellar of Stittsville is a graduate of South Carleton High School on McBean Street in Richmond.


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Stained glass window photos on display John Curry

EMC news - It’s like being in 12 churches at the same time. You can stand there looking at the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library and see there before you a selection of photographs of stained glass windows from 12 Goulbourn area churches – 23 colour photos in all. It is an exhibit called “The Art of Stained Glass” presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society which shows a selection of photographs of stained glass windows in local churches, all published in the Society’s recently released book “Goulbourn Stained Glass.” The photos, taken by either John Bottriell, John Brummell or Mike Bryan, are of stained glass windows in 12 churches or former churches in the Goulbourn communities of Ashton, Dwyer Hill, Munster, Richmond and Stittsville. The goal of this exhibit at the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville library is, in the words of the Historical Society, “simply to present the beauty of stained glass and to reveal the treasures we have in our own backyard.” These artistic treasurers are usually only viewed by members of the congregations of the churches in which they are located. This exhibit of-

fers the opportunity for everyone in the community to see via photographs the beauty of many of these stained glass windows while also learning a little about the ancient art of stained glass. Displayed on a total of seven white boards on the wall, the photographs show some of the stained glass windows in St. Thomas Anglican Church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Stittsville United Church, all in Stittsville; St. Paul’s United Church, St. John’s Anglican Church and St. Philip Catholic Church, all in Richmond; Munster United Church and the former St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (now the Munster branch of the Ottawa Public Library) in Munster; Christ Church Ashton, Ashton United Church and the former Melville Presbyterian Church (now a private residence) in Ashton; and St. Clare’s Catholic Church at Dwyer Hill. In the display case associated with the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville library, the Historical Society has displayed a copy of the book “Goulbourn Stained Glass” as well as a couple of books dealing with stained glass. There is also an explanation of the art of stained glass windows written by S. Bernard Shaw who also did the research and writing for the book “Goulbourn Stained Glass.”

The book “Goulbourn Stained Glass” which was published by the Historical Society was done not only

to record the existing stained glass windows in Goulbourn church buildings but also to tell the stories of the families

to whom these stained glass windows are dedicated. This exhibit “The Art of Stained Glass” will be on

display at the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville library on Stittsville Main Street for the month of February.


Goulbourn Township Historical Society member Helene Rivest, left, and Historical Society president Barbara Bottriell, right, hang one of the boards featuring colour photographs of some of Goulbourn’s stained glass windows as they prepare the exhibit “The Art of Stained Glass” at the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library last Saturday. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February.

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‘Share the Love’ at CocoMutts John Curry


Stephanie Olsheskie-Knox holds Elvis, a six year old Brussels Griffon who has just received a grooming at CocoMutts at the Stittsville Corners shopping area in Stittsville, as together they urge people to donate to the “Share the Love” fundraiser for the Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue which is now underway at the store.

EMC news - February, with Valentines Day, is love month. And nowhere is love being more embraced than at CocoMutts, the pet supply and pet care shop in Stittsville. Right now, CocoMutts has a “Love Tree” and a “Love Meter,” all part of the “Share the Love” fundraiser that it is hosting to raise funds for Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue. This fundraiser, which began last Friday, Feb. 1, runs through until Saturday, Feb. 16. The store has a big pink-coloured tree in its front window, its “Love Tree.” For a small donation to the fundraiser, donors will receive a heart on which they can write a pet’s name and then hang the heart on the “Love Tree.”

Pet owners in the Stittsville area are urged to drop in and share the love that they have for their pets by helping other pets that are in need in this way. The goal is to decorate the “Love Tree” with as many hearts as possible while hopefully raising at least $500 for Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue. A tally of how much is being raised is being kept on a “Love Meter” thermometer which has been set up on a wall in the shop. CocoMutts is hopeful that this “Share the Love” fundraiser can make a difference for the dogs being cared for by Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue, dogs that are in need of permanent, loving homes. This is a non-profit Ottawaarea dog rescue organization established in 2007 that tries to find foster and permanent homes for dogs that have been



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abandoned. Not only is it labour intensive to find such foster and permanent homes for these dogs but it also costs Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue to look after the dogs while the search for a home is underway. Any pet owner knows the expenses involved in taking care of a pet and such expenses are multiplied for Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue which can be taking care of dozens of animals at any one time. In addition to donating and placing a heart on the “Love Tree,” people can also show their support for Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue by donating new or gently used dog items. A bin to receive such donations is in place at the CocoMutts shop. This could include toys, food, collars, leashes – you name it, whatever a dog might need. It will all be most welcome and most useful. CocoMutts, which opened a year and a half ago, is located in the Stittsville Corners shopping area (Stittsville Sobeys area) at the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. It sells pet food and pet supplies and has a pet grooming service. Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue, a non-profit volunteer run dog rescue service based in Ottawa which was created in 2007, rescues dogs of all sizes, ages and condition. However, its special focus is to find adoptive homes for abandoned senior and special needs dogs. Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue has no paid staff. Every foster home and volunteer with the organization receives no remuneration for their work with Hopeful Hearts. Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue guarantees that no dog in its care is ever relegated to live in a kennel environment. All the dogs in its care live inside warm homes with loving foster families. In these foster homes, the dogs received all of the love and attention that they need to help recover from their previous lives or to move on with their new life. Each dog that goes to a permanent home is fully vet checked, spayed or neutered as appropriate and brought up to date on any shots. Dogs are not allowed to be adopted for breeding or outdoor living. If anyone is interested in adopting or fostering a dog from Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue or want to learn more about the organization, check out the website

A “Smoothies & Movies” night for Richmond youth in grades 5-8 offered by the city of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion program will be held on Friday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond arena in Richmond. $5 registration fee. Use the barcode number 842194 when registering on the city of Ottawa’s website.


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Chantal Taylor of CocoMutts at the Stittsville Corners shopping area in Stittsville points to the $500 goal on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Meterâ&#x20AC;? in the store. This is the goal for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Share the Loveâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser which is now underway at CocoMutts to raise funds to help the Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue.

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EMC news - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a spa night for youth. The city of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program is hosting a Spa Night Drop In for youth on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre in Richmond. This is an event for those in grades five to eight. Lasting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., this Spa Night will see youth have their nails and hair done and even have facials. But this Spa Night requires youth to register as there is a five dollar registration fee. The barcode for this Spa Night is 842192. Signing up is easy: go to, scroll down and click on the green REGISTER link. Enter the barcode and follow the steps. To get a pin number, call 613-580-2424, ext. 43307 and you can get one. This Spa Night is just one of monthly youth nights being held in Richmond under the auspices of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program. On Friday, March 22, there will be an Easter egg decorating program, complete with an Easter egg hunt. On Friday, April 26, there will be an evening of smoothies and movies. For more information, please contact the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program at 613580-2424, ext. 43307 or via email at

EMC news - Two computer-animated films, both big hits, plus a fantasy drama film will be shown at the upcoming winter movie nights in Stittsville. These winter movie nights, hosted by Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program, are open to those of all ages, with families encouraged to attend. The movies will be shown at 7 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Centre. And best of all, they are all free â&#x20AC;&#x201C; yes, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, free. There will also be snacks and drinks available, although for a price. The first movie in this series to be shown will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Feet,â&#x20AC;? leading off the series this Friday, Feb. 8. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Feet,â&#x20AC;? a 2006 computer animated musical family film, won the Academy Award for best animated feature film. It involves the story of Mumble, a tap dancing penguin who is an outcast from other penguins but who eventually saves the penguin colony through his dancing. This initial movie will be followed on Friday, March 8 with the showing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ice Age 3,â&#x20AC;? also known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.â&#x20AC;? This 2009 computer animated comedy adventure film went on to become one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, so you know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. This winter movie nights series will wrap up with the showing of the 2012 Walt Disney fantasy drama film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odd Life of Timothy Green.â&#x20AC;? It is about a magical pre-adolescent boy whose personality and naivete have a profound impact on the residents in his town. Those planning to attend these winter movie nights are urged to take along chairs and blankets for comfortable seating. Everyone is welcome. However, just like for the summer movie nights at Village Square Park which were hosted by Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program, there is no supervision provided for children. Older youth can stay on their own but younger children will require parental supervision.


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Sweeping Adam McKenna, left, and Bill Cook, right, sweep a rock down the ice as they take part in the curling bonspiel hosted by the Richmond Agricultural Society at the Richmond Curling Club last Saturday, Feb. 2. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

At Richmond Curling Club Barb Fraser delivers a rock as she participates in the curling bonspiel hosted by the Richmond Agricultural Society at the Richmond Curling Club in Richmond last Saturday, Feb. 2. The funds raised are being donated to the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions.

Bell Warriors Football Club is hosting winter workouts The Bell Warriors Football Club is hosting winter workouts for boys and girls aged 8 through 14 at the Oz Dome on Westbrook Road off Carp Road in Stittsville every Saturday afternoon starting on Saturday, March 23 and running through until Saturday, April 27. Cost is $10 per session or $30 for all six sessions. For more details and times, check out the website www. or email

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EMC sports - The major league ball players have their spring training to get ready for the upcoming season. Well, not to be outdone, the Bell Warriors Football Club has its winter workouts. Minor football players aged 8 to 14, which covers the tyke through pee wee categories, can attend these winter workouts which will run on Saturdays from March 23 through to April 27. The workouts are open to both boys and girls. The one-hour workouts are being held at the Oz Dome on Westbrook Road off the Carp Road in Stittsville. Cost is $10 per session per player or $30 total for all six sessions. The winter workout sessions on Saturday, March 23 and Saturday, March 30 will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The April sessions, from Saturday, April 6 through Saturday, April 27, will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about these winter workout sessions, contact Bell Warriors Football Club president Paul Stewart at 613-838-4279 or 613-222-4385. The Bell Warriors Football Club website can be found at The Bell Warriors Football Club is one of the clubs that form the National Amateur Football Association. The Bell Warriors fields tackle football teams at the tyke, mosquito, pee wee and bantam levels. In existence since 1955, the Bell Warriors Football Club uses the football field at Bell High School in Bells Corners as its home field. The Bell Warriors Football Club draws its players from an area that includes Bells Corners, Crystal Beach, Bayshore, Britannia, Stittsville, Richmond and Munster.


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Spirited fun at St. Philip John Curry

EMC news - Hawaii in February. Everybody’s dream. And so what better way to cap off a spirit week at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond than to have an afternoon of spirit activities, topped off with a family Luau Night in the evening. A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party including music and the hula, that renowned Hawaiian dance. In the afternoon spirit activities, held last Friday, Feb. 1, teams of students rotated from classroom to classroom where they participated in special fun activities. Each classroom was, you could say, like one of the Hawaiian islands, with the school gymnasium with its four activities playing the role of the island of Hawaii or The Big Island as it is known, being the largest of the Hawaiian islands. In the gymnasium, teams of students got to shake a parachute to move around balls on its surface. There was also a floor hockey game played not with sticks but with pool noodles. Another activity was for team members to try their luck with a hula hoop, twirling the plastic hoop around their waist or around an arm. A fad which swept North American society in the 1950’s, hula hooping still remains a fun activity today.

And the gymnasium also had an area where teams enjoyed a snack break, complete with hot chocolate. In the various classrooms, fun activities and games were set up, with senior students running them for the teams. So there was playing the game of Pictionary, with two teams squaring off to try to guess what was being drawn before the other team did. There was a game of indoor volleyball, played not with a ball but with a balloon which floated over a net separating the two competing teams which batted the balloon back and forth. There was a hideand-go-seek game activity where participants had to find a rubber chicken that was hidden in the room. There was another classroom where students had a chance to draw or build a tall structure using blocks. There was yet another classroom where students hid their eyes and then tried to guess which fellow student touched their upraised thumb. And there were even more activities, each in a classroom. All in all, it was a lot of fun for the students as they rotated through the various classrooms and activities in their teams. And a number of students added to the atmosphere as they were wearing Hawaiian themed items – a grass skirt which are a symbol of hula dancing or a lei which is wreath of flowers worn around the neck, a traditional and well known Hawaiian item.


St. Philip Catholic School student Addison Baird tries her luck with a hula hoop in the afternoon spirit activities at the school last Friday, Feb. 1.



Surrounding the tall tower which they built oh-so-carefully during the afternoon spirit Playing floor hockey with pool noodles during the afternoon spirit activities at St. Philip activities at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond last Friday, Feb. 1 are students, from Catholic School in Richmond last Friday, Feb. 1 are students, from left, Marcus Dipaolo, left, Teagan Trask, Patrick Leveque, Will Goddard and William Cook. Quin Adams and Sarah Doiron.


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St. Philip Catholic School student Megan McNeely wears a grass skirt and lei as she is in the Hawaiian spirit taking part in the afternoon spirit activities at the school last Friday, Feb. 1.


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on-two hockey, followed by a shootout. This was the first time that the Rams had played in this format of overtime but the team adapted well to the situation. Both teams had several good scoring chances during the four-on-four and threeon-three overtime periods but solid goaltending at both ends and strong defensive play by the Rams kept the game tied. This meant going to two-ontwo hockey. The resulting wide open ice surface resulted in end-to-end action, with both goalies seeing plenty of rubber. By this time, the arena was packed, with excited fans watching the game around the entire viewing area at the arena. The Rams got into penalty trouble, allowing Cambridge to add an extra player for a three-on-two power play. Strong defensive play plus some heroic saves by Rams goalie Carter Green saw the Rams kill off this penalty. The two-on-two play continued with neither team giving up a goal. With nearly ten minutes gone in this triple overtime session, the Rams got a threeon-two power play of their own. The Rams passed the puck around, keeping it away from the Hawks. Then Rams


Members of the Stittsville Minor Atom Rams, champions in their division in the North York Challenge on this past weekend (Feb. 1 to Feb. 3), are, front row, from left, Sammy Zeng, Carter Green and Charlie Young; second row, from left, Hayden Yakabuski, James Pendlebury, Josh Lapointe, Evan Burgess, Jack Whiting, Jack Lachance, Parker Petruniak, Johnny Bonnar, Adam Cybulski, Ben McGahan and Liam MacDonald; third row, standing, from left, assistant coach Trevor Burgess, Daniel Brown, Maxime Nadeau, head coach Tim Bonnar, Mathieu Clavet, assistant coach Shane Brown, and assistant coach Jamie Whiting. Missing from the photo is trainer Richard Petruniak and goalie coach George Young. forward Maxime Nadeau, who had ten goals in the tournament, sealed the deal with a burst of speed and a well placed goal. The Rams won 33 and captured the North York Challenge championship. The Rams had reached the championship final by going undefeated in round robin play and then winning the semi-final game. On Friday, Feb. 1, the Rams started off the tournament with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over

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EMC sports It took an action packed, thrilling overtime but the Stittsville Minor Atom Rams are champions of the North York Challenge. And it wasn’t just one overtime period – it was a triple overtime marathon that saw the teams reduced to playing a two-on-two format. The Stittsville Minor Atom Rams had advanced to the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 3 after going undefeated in round robin and semi-final action. But they knew that it would be a tough final game because their opposition, the Cambridge Hawks, had also swept their own division to reach the finals and were rumoured to be a team that seldom lost. The Rams did not get off to the best start in the game, perhaps due to a lengthy delay in the starting time for the game. Going into the third period, the Rams were down 2-1 but a goal late in the third period tied the game up at 22. This is how the regulation time ended. The overtime format for this North York Challenge tournament is to play four minutes of four-on-four hockey, followed by four minutes of three-on-three hockey. If the game was still deadlocked, then it was 20 minutes of two-

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EMC - Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli is going to become the chair of city council’s transportation committee. Egli is set to take the lead on transportation issues after Mayor Jim Watson indicated his preferences to shuffle councillors’ responsibilities in a Jan. 29 memo to council – the result of a mid-term governance review. Egli will replace Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who has served as transportation committee chairwoman for the first two years of council’s term. “I think it’s a good fit at the end of the day for everybody,” Egli said. Egli said it will be a big year for transportation issues because the city is updating its transportation master plan.

His view is that the city needs to accommodate the needs of all road users. While providing access to transit and cycling facilities is important, there will always be areas of the city where a private vehicle is required in order to get around, he said. Egli likened the shuffle to a chess board. Since there is a need for Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches to take on a heavier workload as deputy mayor (and as a father to new twins), his position as chairman of the Ottawa Community Housing board was up for grabs. Watson suggested it might be a good fit for Wilkinson, who has worked extensively on community housing issues in the past. That also freed up the transportation committee chair, giving another rookie councillor a chance to take on a leadership role. “It’s a bit of succession planning

for the next term of council,” Wilkinson said. “(The mayor) wanted an opportunity for the newer councillors to be more involved.” The veteran councillor didn’t request to step down from her role as transportation committee chairwoman, which has seen her become very active in transportation initiatives such as the recently completed Downtown Moves study. She agreed to vacate the position, but only if she could remain a member of the committee. Despite suggesting in the past that this would be her last term on council, Wilkinson said she’s still considering whether to run again in 2014. Her fellow Kanata councillor, Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, will step into the role of vice chairman of the transportation committee, a position previously held by Orléans Coun. Bob Monette. Monette will instead sit as a “councillor at large” on

councillor on the commission was Tierney. The governance report also suggests the city should hire a temporary full-time worker to manage the schedules of the two deputy mayors: Desroches and West-Carleton Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. The report also recommends a review or change to governance models for some of the arm’s-lengths bodies the city oversees, including the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, the Nepean Museum and Fairfields historic site, the Ottawa Municipal Campground and Pine View Municipal Golf Course. It also proposes increasing the salaries of councillors and the mayor, which have been frozen since the year 2010. The clerk’s office didn’t directly consult council members on the process because council members said they were uncomfortable with setting their own salaries, so the clerk’s office is recommending the same annual cost-of-living adjustments that city managers receive. R0021896422

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the finance and economic development committee, which includes all committee chairs as well as RideauRockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark. Bay Coun. Mark Taylor was the only first-time councillor appointed as a committee chairman at the beginning of council’s term and he will continue as chairman of the community and protective services committee. Egli will no longer sit on the environment committee, but he is adding the board of health to his roster. He and Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri will replace Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder and River Coun. Maria McRae on that board. Another first-term councillor, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney was added to two committees: community and protective services (replacing Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs) and the planning committee (replacing Taylor). Hobbs will move to the transit commission, where she will boost its urban representation; previously, the only non-suburban and non-rural

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Members of the Stittsville Major Atom Rams, champions in the 2013 North York Challenge tournament last weekend (Feb. 1-3), are, front row, from left, Jamie Taylor, Josh Bradley, Jayden Paoloni, Aidan Gregoire, Matt Shannon, Cole Sheldrick, Julien Lachance, Ethan Morris and Evan Reid; second row, from left, Matthew Stoltz, Jack Beaulieu, Sammy St. Germain, Kyle Lapointe, Enrick Heran, Connor Whatley, Brendan Proulx and Greg MacNeil; and, back row, from left, assistant coach Scott Bradley, trainer Mitch Lachance, trainer Bob Reid, head coach Chris St. Germain and assistant coach Marc Gregoire. R0011903803/0207

EMC sports - The Stittsville Major Atom Competitive B Rams won the 2013 North York Challenge tournament this past weekend, Feb. 1 to Feb. 3. The Rams went undefeated through the robin robin portion of the tournament, including an opening game 4-3 shootout win against the Port Credit Storm. After a hard-fought 1-0 win in semi-final action against the North York Knights, the Rams once again faced the Port Credit Storm in the championship game. The Rams started out strongly, scoring three goals in the first period and going on to win this championship game by a 4-2 score. This was the second tournament win of the season for the Stittsville Major Atom Rams. The Rams will compete in their final tournament of the season in Lake Placid, N.Y. in March.



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EMC sports - Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville was the site of the annual general meeting of the West Ottawa Soccer Club (WOSC) on Monday evening, Jan. 28. WOSC president Brian Mason kicked off the meeting by telling about the addition of the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural CEO Bjorn Osieck and also about the reconstruction of the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dome and office facilities on Richardson Side Road which had been destroyed in a 2011 fire. The facility reopened last October. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To see how far we as a club have come in recover-

ing from the near catastrophic loss of our home in 2011 has been truly inspiring,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Mason said. A presentation of Club program highlights and statistics demonstrated the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued commitment to the principle of long term player development at all levels. The WOSC finished its fiscal year ending Sept. 2012 with a surplus from operations. These funds are being added to the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reserve funds which are being held for future opportunities including potential facility development partnerships and also to provide a safeguard against future 0207 R0011904950

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unforeseen challenges. New WOSC CEO Bjorn Osieck, who has joined the Club after working as executive director of BC Soccer, told the gathering that team work will be vital in moving the WOSC to the next level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CEO, I really see myself as the Community Engagement Officer,â&#x20AC;? he said, stressing that with the help of Club members, a vision for the club will be able to be formulated that will make the Club the â&#x20AC;&#x153;obvious choice for soccer lovers in our region.â&#x20AC;? Four positions on the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive were filled at the meeting. Steve Loomes was elected as the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new vice-president. Sam Sgabellone was acclaimed to return

as treasurer while Peter Kuciak and Steve Rosettani were elected as directors-at-large. The West Ottawa Soccer Club (WOSC) was created in 2010 through the amalgamation of the Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton soccer organizations. It is now the largest soccer club in the Ottawa area and the second largest club in Canada. The WOSC offers a full suite of soccer programs for players of all ages including adults. Player development programs are also offered for all levels of ability. The WOSC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and relies on a network of volunteers to deliver its programs. The Club is managed by staff led by CEO Bjorn Osieck.



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EMC sports - The Stittsville Royals lost 5-2 to the visiting Arnprior Packers in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3. The Packers led 2-1 after the first period, scoring the first two goals of the game before the Royals responded with a goal with less than five minutes to go in the period. The Arnprior Packers scored two goals late in the second period including one with less than a minute to go to make the score 4-1 going into the third period. The teams exchanged single goals in the third period as the Packers skated away with a 5-2 victory. The Packers directed 40 shots at the Royals net while the Royals peppered the Arnprior net with 49 shots. Jordan Bosley and Alex Hulford scored for the Royals in this game. Alex Bouchey picked up two assists while Jake Oliver earned one assist. This home-ice loss to the Arnprior Packers followed the Royals 6-3 loss to the Perth Blue Wings in Perth last Friday evening, Feb. 1. Stittsville got off to a good start in this game, taking a 2-1 lead into the second period. But then the roof fell in as the hometown Blue Wings

scored four unanswered goals in the second period to take a 5-2 lead into the third period. The teams then exchanged single goals in the third period as the game ended 6-3 in favour of the Blue Wings. The Perth Blue Wings had 41 shots on the Stittsville Royals net in this game while the Royals fired 38 shots at the blue Wings goal. Mike Di Bello scored two goals for the Royals in this game while Mac Howie notched the other goal. Steven Piescia earned two assists in the game while single assists went to Nate Blenkarn, Jordan Bosley and Mitch Kerwin. Kevin Groulx, who is the Royals leading scorer so far this season with 41 points on 15 goals and 26 assists, missed both of this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games as he was away in Quebec City on a school trip. Second leading scorers for the Royals so far this season is Alex Hulford who has 39 points thanks to 22 goals and 17 assists. Royals left winger Matt Kadolph is third in team scoring so far this season with 29 points thanks to 9 goals and 20 assists. The Stittsville Royals will be hosting the Almonte Thunder in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game this coming Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. R0011896485



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Minor Hockey Association, the Stittsville Food Bank and three local Cadet units. In addition, the Legion sponsors an annual Remembrance Poetry and Poster Contest as well as public speaking competitions for youth. The Legion also distributes annually a number of bursaries to students involved in post-secondary education.


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in the community. Now, you can help out the Legion with their work while disposing of your cache of pennies that are no longer of much use to you. Give them to the Legion and let some good come from them. Local organizations which have received donations in the past from the Stittsville Legion include the Stittsville


EMC news - The penny is now being phased out of circulation but that does not mean that this smallest denomination coin is useless. Far from it, at least in the view of the Stittsville Legion. That is why the Stittsville Legion has launched a penny fundraiser drive. It is urging people to drop off their pennies at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. The Legion is accepting all such contributions and will be channeling whatever is collected to the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in assisting veterans and in helping the community at large. For years now, the Stittsville Legion has worked to benefit veterans and others

This work supporting veterans and the community will continue and can be enhanced by your donations of pennies

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Simon Clarke, a British singer who has performed at the Stittsville Legion Hall previously, will be back at the Legion Hall on Saturday, Feb. 16, performing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no cover charge for this entertainment. However, if you stay afterwards for food, a donation would be appreciated. The application forms for the post-secondary school bursaries provided by the Stittsville Legion are now available at the Legion Hall. The completed application forms must be back at the Legion Hall no later than Tuesday, April 30. Pool is played at the Legion Hall on Sundays at 1 p.m. You do not have to be a Legion member to participate. For more information, please contact Fred Appel at appelpit@ Bingo is played at the Stittsville Legion Hall every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. Euchre is played every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. Both bingo and euchre are open to everyone in the community. Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell had the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high score at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 29, with Bill Dobson placing second.

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Munster winter carnival annual poster contest Special to the News EMC news - The Munster winter carnival’s annual poster contest becomes an art show when the art is displayed on the walls of the Munster Elementary School gymnasium. This year’s posters featured posters with the Madagascar 3 Afro Circus theme – some with various animals, some with carnival activities, some with cannons, some showing the Munster rink, some showing rainbow colours, some enhanced with mixed media applications. All in all, poster art at its best. Judges Judith Cox, a local artist, John Curry, editor of the Stittsville News EMC and Wally Staff, a retired principal subbing for Munster Elementary School principal Iain Slingerland, had a difficult time selecting the three winners in the three age categories because of the overall excellence of the entries. This year’s 40th annual Munster winter carnival featured a Madagascar 3 Afro Circus theme as evidenced by the posters. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is a 2012 3D computer-animated comedy film where zoo animals want to get home to New York. In Europe they are being relentlessly pursued by the fanatical Monaco-based French Animal Control officer Captain Chantel DuBois. The zoo animals purchase a failing travelling circus and together with the staff they revitalize the business. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 2012. The film earned over $700 million worldwide, making it the ninth highest grossing animated film in history.


Allison Smith of the Munster Elementary School Lincoln Smith, left, gets a decorated face thanks to Julie Munro, right, at the face Council arranges some “gummie snakes” at the painting table at the Munster winter carnival activities at the Munster Elementary School bake table at the Munster winter carnival last gymnasium last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2. Saturday, Feb. 2. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND


“Magical Marvin,” the magician, far right, wearing a top hat, is the centre of attention as he performs at the Munster Elementary School gymnasium as part of the Munster winter carnival activities last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2.

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Jessica McCoy, right, gets her face painted by Rose Donoghue, left, at the Munster winter carnival activities at the Munster Elementary School gymnasium last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2. Jessica, who is 9 years old, is battling against an aggressive cancer that is attacking her heart, lungs and nervous system. But she is a fighter as acknowledged by CHEO itself which awarded her a Survivor Award as the “Strongest Survivor.” Her daily JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND chemotherapy treatments and constant tests, some of which are not covered by a health Sawyer Knox, left, tries his luck at fishing at the fish pond at the Munster winter carnival plan, has stretched the resources of her parents, Kelly and Doug McCoy of Munster. All of activities at the Munster Elementary School gymnasium last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2 the proceeds from the face painting and pancake breakfast at this year’s Munster winter as “pond assistant” Shanleigh Kirk, centre, background, looks on. carnival are being donated to help the McCoy family as they fight to save Jessica’s life.

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Fairwinds meeting Special to the News

EMC news - Calling all Fairwinds residents! The new Fairwinds Community Association is holding a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at Stittsville Sobeys at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road in Stittsville. It will be a forum to discuss ideas and concerns regarding the Fairwinds community. There will also be a vote taken to install Board members for the organization: a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer and directors. Indeed, if you have an interest in putting your name forward for one of these positions, please email Katie Young at The Fairwinds Community Association has a website at The Fairwinds community is located along Huntmar Drive north of Hazeldean Road in Stittsville.


Medal winning wrestlers Three South Carleton High School students who are members of the National Capital Wrestling Club and who attended the Ontario Cadet and Juvenile Wrestling Championship at Brock University in St. Catharines last Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3, winning medals, are, from left, coach Sarah Stringer of the National Capital Wrestling Club, silver medalist Claire Krymuza, silver medalist Andrea Pretty and gold medalist Liam Crockett.

Meeting about Richmond development Special to the News

Homes was a contentious issue in the village a couple of years ago. Now a proposal to develop part of these lands is coming forward. The proposed plan of development will be the focus of a public meeting that is be-

ing held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall in Richmond. The developer this time, Caivan Developments, wants to develop 53 hectares of these lands on the western side of

Richmond. The development would involve about 1,000 homes comprised of both single detached homes and attached townhouse units. It is estimated that approximately 50 to 100 housing units would be built per year as the development gets underway. The development does depend on upgrading the Richmond pumping station and sewer forcemain to handle such growth.


In Richmond St. Philip Catholic School student Rylan Frost, bottom, draws on a board in the game Pictionary as student Jessika Green, background, wearing an Hawaiian lei, looks on during the afternoon spirit activities at the school last Friday, Feb. 1. R0011791884/1206

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MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories The Northcote School smelled differently in the winter time than it did in the summer. That may have a lot to do with the fact Miss Crosby opened the windows in the warm weather. But I thought back then it had more to do with the piles of gum rubbers, wet socks, the wood stove and bagged lunches on the table at the back of the room. After running around the school yard before Miss Crosby rang either the morning or recess bell, there wasn’t one of us whose feet weren’t soaked to the skin. That meant that as soon as we got into the school room, we pulled off our outer foot wear and gum rubbers, galoshes and rubber boots, which were then all laid out around the pot-bellied stove where blocks of wood had been placed to lean the footwear against. It didn’t take long with the fire roaring in the stove for the whole lot of galoshes and boots to smell to high heaven. The girls put on felt slippers, hand-made of course, and the boys just walked around in their socks, which soon smelled as bad as the boots. We girls wouldn’t dream of wearing the same stockings to school two days in a row, but from the smell of the boys’ feet, my older sister Audrey said she doubted their socks had been changed for over a week. And that included my three brothers, who Mother thought were old enough to look after their own

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Smells of winter at Northcote School are a big part of fond childhood memories feet. Only a few of the pupils had tin lunch boxes. My little friend Joyce had one with a bright red painted lid, and a hook inside that anchored the little thermos bottle. Of course, Joyce’s family were very rich, I thought. Didn’t they live in a brick house and have a flush toilet? So she could afford a bright tin lunch box. However, most of us took our lunch in brown paper bags, saved after making purchases at Briscoe’s General Store. These bags once held tea, sugar, or rolled oats and were never thrown out. We had a rack in our kitchen that had a spring lever attached to it, and all the bags were neatly folded and kept on this rack which hung by the wood box. Most were just the right size for a school lunch. There was a crudely built table at the back of the school room where all the lunches were kept. All the bags looked the same and it always amazed me how I never once knew any of us to get our lunches mixed up. It was an unwritten law never to bring a sandwich with onions on it. It wouldn’t take long for the smell to fill the small one-room school house and drown out the stench of the footwear around the stove, which in retrospect might not have been such a bad idea. It didn’t take long to figure out what a lot of the pupils had brought to eat. Head cheese was a staple in the Depression years. Well seasoned with summer savoury and sliced thin, it often

filled sandwiches back then. I hated head cheese with a passion. My distaste was right up there with my hatred for blood pudding. It had more to do with watching Mother make both on the kitchen table than the taste of it that turned my stomach. My very favourite sandwich was one made with bologna. Favourite, but rare. The few slices Mother bought on rare occasions, to me, was the ultimate school lunch. I loved bologna with a passion. There were always home-made cookies, fruit was unheard of. We toted milk in glass jars. It wasn’t hard to tell who had what for their lunch. You could smell the headcheese and the maple cookies long before the paper bags were opened. Miss Crosby bent the rules at lunch time, allowing us to sit where we wanted, while she still kept an eagle eye on all of us from her desk at the front of the room. By the time the school day came to a close at four o’clock, the familiar smell of school books, chalk and erasers was long lost. The room reeked of dried out footwear, wet mitts and socks. When the last of us left the school, Miss Crosby could be seen swinging the storm and inner doors open wide and putting a block of wood against them to hold them open to complete air out the place so that by the time we next came to the Northcote School, the only smell would be from the freshly-started wood fire raging in the old stove in the centre of the room. But like the day before, it wouldn’t take long for the smells of winter to take over.

Main Street Community Services works with special needs children Special to the News

Main Street Community Services in Stittsville provides services for children and youth with special needs and their families. They are

provided in a unique, caring way. But this not-for-profit registered charity would not be able to do what it does were it not for the generosity of the community. That’s

because Main Street Community Services depends heavily on fundraising to carry on its programs and services. Main Street Community Services is located

on the seconfd floor of the former Stittsville Public School (now Frederick Banting Alternate Program school) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville.

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Farm Boy and Centre for Healthy Active Living a Natural Fit Farm Boy, a local fresh food retailer entices customers to help raise funds for the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living with their second annual CHEO coupon book.

Monies raised have contributed to the purchase of much needed equipment for the hospital and for the development of the Farm Boy Fun Park, an outdoor play area for children and their families to use during their stay at the hospital. This year, Farm Boy has pledged all fundraising proceeds to the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living to help kids at risk of weight related health complications and their families achieve a healthier, active lifestyle. Given the fresh food retailers focus on wholesome fresh foods, it’s a natural fit. To kick off this year’s fundraising efforts, Farm Boy presented CHEO with a cheque for $50,000 to be used

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by the centre. “I’m proud of how our customers and our employees have helped make this donation possible,” said Jeff York, Farm Boy CEO. “Together we can all help children in our community embrace healthy active lifestyles, including healthy eating.”

“We would like to thank Farm Boy customers and staff for continuing to be so supportive of CHEO. The new coupon book is a great way to save money and improve the lives of kids at the same time.”

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EMC News – Supporting kids in the community and eating well have always been a key focus for Farm Boy and their customers who have together raised over $1.2 million for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through in-store fundraising campaigns like the CHEO bear cookie and CHEO coupon book.

Farm Boy Chief Executive Officer, Jeff York presents Kevin Keohane, President and CEO of the CHEO foundation with a cheque for $50,000 which will go towards the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living.

All proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.


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Slow-cooked oven-braised beef will warm you on chilly winter day


At pancake breakfast Keith Lindsey grills up some pancakes at the Munster winter carnival pancake breakfast at the Munster United Church basement hall in Munster last Saturday, Feb. 2.

EMC lifestyle - In this slow-cooked stew, the carrots are melt-in-your-mouth tender without being mushy. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and a crisp green vegetable. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: About four hours and 20 minutes Servings: six Ingredients 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 1 onion, thickly sliced 1.5 kg (3 lb) lean beef short ribs 2 large cloves garlic 50 ml (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour 5 ml (1 tsp) paprika 5 ml (1 tsp) dried thyme Salt and pepper 796 ml (28 oz/) can of diced tomatoes, undrained 5 carrots, cut in bite-size pieces 1 bay leaf 25 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley Preparation: In large skillet, heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the oil over medium heat; cook onion for 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove to Dutch oven or flameproof casserole. Meanwhile, cut ribs into pieces and trim off excess fat. Cut 1 garlic clove in half; rub cut

side all over ribs. In bowl or plastic bag, combine flour, paprika, half of the thyme, 5 ml (1 tsp) salt and 2 ml (1/2 tsp) pepper; add ribs and toss to coat. Add ribs to skillet to brown in batches, adding more oil as needed and removing browned ribs to Dutch oven. Sprinkle any flour left in bowl into skillet; cook for 1 minute, stirring. Stir in tomatoes; bring to boil, scraping up any bits from bottom of pan. Add to Dutch oven. Mince both cloves of garlic; stir into Dutch oven along with carrots, bay leaf and remaining thyme. Cover tightly and bring to boil. Transfer to 140 C (275 F) oven for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Sprinkle with parsley to serve. Slice onion thinly and coarsely dice carrots. In sieve over bowl, drain liquid from tomatoes and use for another purpose. Cook onions and brown ribs as directed, transferring both to slow-cooker. Stir in carrots, bay leaf, remaining thyme and garlic. With drained tomatoes, make sauce in skillet as directed and pour over mixture in slow-cooker; stir to combine well. Cover and cook without stirring, on low for 10 to 12 hours or on high for five to six hours or until ribs are tender. Discard bay leaf. Garnish as directed.

Community Dinner Feb. 16 Special to the News

EMC news - It’s not on Valentines Day but it’s awfully close. So why not consider taking your loved one or your family loved ones out to dinner to celebrate Valentines Day. And what better place than the monthly Open Table

Community Dinner that will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, just two days after Valentines Day itself. This free Open Table Community Dinner will be held as always at the St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street

and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the dinner available at 5 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and enjoy this free dinner and experience the fellowship and friendliness which prevails at this event.


More than a handful Keana Gauvin balances three cups of beverages at the Munster winter carnival pancake breakfast at the Munster United Church basement hall last Saturday, Feb. 2.

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French storytime

Library reading programs

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EMC news - If you want to hear a story, the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library is the place for you. There are three daytime 30 minute reading programs on Tuesdays with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Catherine,â&#x20AC;? all of them 30 minutes in duration and all available on a drop-in basis. There is Babytime at 10:30 a.m., geared to newborns to those 18 months of age. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toddlertime at 11:15 a.m. for those aged 19 to 35 months of age. And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storytime at 1:30 p.m. for those aged 3 to 6 years.

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EMC news - The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library is offering free family storytime programs in French to Stittsville and area Francophones. One such session was held on Wednesday, February 6 at the branch and another one is coming up at the beginning of April. This free half-hour family storytime session in April will take place on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:15 p.m. at the Stittsville library branch on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. The Ottawa Public Library realizes that there are a number of Francophones living in the Stittsville area who might appreciate opportunities to attend free programs in French at their neighbourhood library branch. For more information about this free family storytime session at the Stittsville library on Wednesday, April 3, please phone the Ottawa Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s InfoService at 613-5802940 or email

These daytime reading programs are being offered on Tuesdays, Feb. 19, March 26, April 23, May 7 and May 28. In addition, there are also a Family Storytime with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Catherineâ&#x20AC;? being offered on Saturdays. These 30 minute sessions are being offered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 16, March 9, March 30, April 20 and May 11. Again, these are available on a drop-in basis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no registration is required. For more information on these programs , please phone the Stittsville library branch at 613-836-3381.



St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FallowďŹ eld Roman Catholic Church

1489 Shea Road, (corner of Abbott) Stittsville, Ontario K2S 0G8

Preaching the Doctrines of Grace

Sunday Worship 10:30 am


Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations


15 Steeple Hill Cres., Nepean, ON 613-591-1135

Parish ofďŹ ce - 613-836-8881 Fax - 613-836-8806

Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa 2470 Huntley Road

Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am

SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Monsignor Joseph Muldoon, Pastor



We are a welcoming and friendly community that invites you to come and worship with us in our new church


Growing, Serving, Celebrating

Children's Church GLEN CAIRN UNITED CHURCH R0011292257

Sunday Sunday 9:00 am: Worship Service, Nursery, Sunday School 11:00 am: Worship Service, Nursery Pastor Shaun Seaman Minister of Discipleship & Youth: Meghan Brown Saavedra Pastor Shaun Seaman

Pastor: Ken Roth Chapel Ridge Free Methodist Church 5660 Flewellyn Road, Stittsville 613-831-1024 email:

140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

10:00 am: Service of Worship and Sunday School


Mass: Saturday at 5:00 pm Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am Telephone: (613) 592-1961 E-mail: ofďŹ

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Becoming Whole Through the Power of Jesusâ&#x20AC;?



A New Testament Church 465 Eagleson Road (also entrance off Palomino) 11 am Family Bible Hour (Nursery Available) Sunday School 6:30 pm Evening Bible Hour 613-591-8514



1135 March Rd., Kanata, ON. K2K 1X7 Pastor: Rev. M.M. Virgil Amirthakumar

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Pastor: Keith MacAskill

The Anglican Parish of March St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South March 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata Sunday Services 9:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am


2 Stonehaven Dr. at Eagleson Road Sunday 10:00 A.M. Worship Service Nursery provided

85 Leacock Drive, Kanata Sunday Worship Service 10:30am. Sunday School 9:15am. Adult Bible Class 9:30am. Rev. Louis Natzke, Pastor Office 613-592-1546



St Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dunrobin 1118 Thomas Dolan Parkway Sunday Service 11:00 am

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St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North March 2574 6th Line Road, Dunrobin Sunday Service & School 9:00 am

Christ Risen Lutheran Church R0011861518-0117


Sunday Services at 9:00 & 10:45 am


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EVERY WORKING Mother & Father needs a housewife. Each home is custom priced in the presence of the owner to ensure my cleaning will meet your needs & budget. 613-219-7277.

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FIREWOOD ALL CLEANED DRY SEASONED hardwood, (Hard Maple), cut and split. Free delivery. Kindling available. Call today 613-229-7533. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available. Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. Firewood: Dry Mixed hardwood. $100/face cord. Call (613)258-7127.

ARTS/CRAFT/FLEA MRKT Digital SLR Photography classes. One on one sessions $30.00 per session or $210.00 for 8. Brickmoir Digital Crea-tions, Almonte. 613-256-1341

Arnprior- large bachelor type apt. Everything included. Parking, cable, phone, internet. Can have microwave or small fridge. Close to downtown. Must like small dogs. Available Feb. 15. $575. 613-623-1521. Almonte and Carleton PlaceGreat bachelor, 1, 2 and 3 bdrm units available! Parking and appliances included. Hurry these wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last! 613-256-4309. Ashton, lower level country home, private ground floor entrance. 1 bedroom, 4 appliances. Phone line, satellite TV, utilities included. Outdoor garage, workshop, storage shed. No pets, no smoking. $1000.00. 613-253-2534.

KANATA Available Immediately 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unďŹ nished basement, one parking spot. $1058 per month plus utilities.


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Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. Gableridge Farm locally raised Beef and Pork. Small freezer packages available. Visit us at or call 613-622-0004.

671 River Rd., Ottawa Joe 613-822-4749 HELP WANTED Custodian Needed for Glen Cairn United Church, approximately 10 hours/week. For information email: EARN EXTRA INCOME! Carrier contractors needed for early am newspaper home delivery in Kanata and Stittsville, 7 days/week. Vehicle a must. $500-$950+/MONTH 613-592-9786 Full service fire protection company requires experienced full time fire alarm technician for Ottawa area ASAP, generous benefit package. Apply by email: or fax: (613)749-3757. Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume: GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to:

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)3065858. PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/ postcards or paid bi-weekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

HUNTING SUPPLIES Canadian Restricted (handgun) Course, February 26 and 27, Carleton Place. To register 613-257-7489 Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

Invest in yourself. Are you willing to turn 5-15 hours per week into money using your computer at home? Training provided, flexible hours.

Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Course. March 1, 2, 3. Kanata (Connaught Rifle Range). Call Dave Arbour 613-2577489, 613-293-0143 or visit



HELP WANTED Badger Daylighting is looking for DZ Operators & Labourers for Hydro Vac Services. Email resume to: badgerresume@gmail. com or fax: 613-839-0172.


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In our hearts forever, Donna, Tammy, Kevin, Teisha, Greg, Mary and Ted


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These days are remembered, And quietly kept, no words are needed, we will never forget. Deep in our hearts, You will always stay, Loved and remembered, Every day. Lovingly remembered, Wendell and Miriam

In Loving Memory Brendan Nash Feb12, 2006 Another year has gone by and there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a day that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of you You are sorely missed. Cam, Debbie, Ryan Brent & Jenna McQueen CLR412586


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GOURLAY In loving memory of our dear son Steven who was taken from us February 5, 1983.

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Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals, location of your choice. Also available small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan. 613-726-0400.





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


at 5 Anne Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2P9 on Saturday February 23, 2013 at 10 am

Quality Antiques, Collectibles, Royal Doulton Figurines, Glassware, Household Furniture and Miscellaneous Articles In the Vernon Recreational Centre, Vernon Ont. – turn East on Lawrence St. ½ mile-just off Bank St.(formerly Hwy 31) – approx 20 miles South of Ottawa. Watch for Auction Signs.


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



Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am (viewing from 8:30 am) Everyone come and enjoy the auction! We are selling quality antiques and furniture, beautiful glassware and interesting collectibles from Ottawa and area estates. From the helpful and qualified staff to the homemade cooking, we have it all! See for more detailed listing. Terms - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill 613-445-3269 613-821-2946


SLEETH, Stuart Eric Peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in his 90th year. Son of the late Irene (Neelin) and Joseph Sleeth. Dear brother of Kenneth (Doris) of Naples, Florida, Betty Kehler (David) of Wisconsin and the late Lorne (Shirley) of Carp, ON. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A graveside service will be held at Munster Union Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

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ZIMMERLING, Theo (Retired – Gillies Brothers Lumber Co.) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by the love of family on Monday morning, January 28th, 2013. Theodore Gustave “Theo” Zimmerling of Arnprior at the age of 93 years

Shandex Personal Care is a member of the Shandex Group, a private Canadian business which is a principle supplier of Private Label Products to the major Drug, Grocery, and Mass Merchandising retailers in Canada and the US. Our manufacturing site, Shandex Personal Care Manufacturing in Perth Ontario, has a position opening for a Product Development Formulations chemist. The product development formulations chemist is a key member of our business development team, supporting key product growth and sales initiatives. Key Responsibilities:

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Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with loved ones by her side on Friday afternoon, January 25th, 2013. Ruth Mary Newell of the Robert Street Apartments, Arnprior at the age of 80 years. Loved mother of Kevin Newell (Alison) of Oshawa; Lori Newell-Lahti (Gary) of Lanark Highlands; Kari Sikora (Mike) of Timmins and Corinne Newell of Stouffville. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren. Interment will take place in the family plot, Cobourg, Ontario in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the care o the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Ruth’s family wish to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff at the Arnprior Hospital for the wonderful care she received while at the Arnprior Hospital. For those wishing, a donation to the Arnprior Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation would be appreciated.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday, January 31st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday morning, February 1st from 9:30 until 10:15. A Funeral Service will be conducted in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 49 McLachlin Street South, Arnprior on Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Spring interment Flat Rapids Cemetery. In memory of Theo, a donation to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated by the Zimmerling families. Condolences/Tributes/Donations CLR411283

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Job Requirements: - A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or a College accreditation in Cosmetic Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 -8 years of related formulation development experience. - A strong technical and practical knowledge of raw materials and related technologies in the cosmetic industry. - Hands on working experience and knowledge of analytical instruments and test methods for conducting chemical and physical testing of cosmetic applications. - Strong interpersonal, and verbal/ written communication skills, able to work independently or a part of an integrated project team. - A self- motivated individual, organized, detail oriented who can multi-task, and meet dynamic timelines. Send Resume to:




- To develop new personal care formulations and products supporting new business initiatives, improve product quality attributes, and to be cost effective. These products include bar soaps, liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. - To design and develop robust processes and procedures that supports the product development flow from the lab to scale up production that optimizes manufacturing procedures. - To support customers with the formulation and development of new products. - To provide technical and regulatory expertise ensuring the developed products are safe, compliant to regulatory requirements, and to support Sales information requirements

Son of the late Charles Zimmerling and the late Ellen Zacharias. Beloved husband and best friend for almost 70 years of the late Margaret Bretzlaff (August 10, 2012). Dearly loved and respected “Dad” of Darlene Bahm (Jim Henderson) and Maxzene Zimmerling (David Thomson), both of Arnprior; Raymond (Lynn) of Renfrew; Reid (Nicole) of Edmonton; Rod (Nordella) of Braeside; Rex (Judi) of Arnprior; Ralph of Ottawa; Randy (Cathy) of Arnprior and Ricky of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered and missed by his 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eldon (Alma) of Shawville, P.Q.; Eric (Irene) of Cobden; Clarence (Jean) of Ottawa; Lennis (Mary Ellen) of Shawville, P.Q. and Adeline Frechette (Jean) of St. Thomas, P.Q. Predeceased by 2 brothers: Denzil (late Nola) and Leonard Zimmerling as well as 2 sisters: Hilda Yach (late Ernest) and Eileen Zimmerling.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: A free winter movie night hosted by Stittsville’s youth connexion program will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring chairs and blankets. Snacks and drinks available. The Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Metro/Valley Conference is holding its annual prospects game on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Ceremonial faceoff at 3:25 p.m. All minor hockey players wearing jersey admitted free. This game is meant to be a showcase for the league’s under age 19 all stars. Main Street Community Services is presenting its eighth annual “Nothing But A Child” gala evening on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sixty-Four Hundred Celebration Centre at the corner of Hazeldean Road and West Ridge Drive in Stittsville. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., three-course dinner at 7 p.m., silent and live auctions at 8:30 p.m. and music and dancing at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at $80 per person available by calling 613-831-6606 or via email at . A Valentines Day dinner is being held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Richmond Branch 625 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Richmond. Dancing with music provided by the Rivermen. Tickets $20 each. Please call Mavis Lewis at 613-838-2749 by Monday, Feb. 4 if you plan to attend. The Stittsville Royals will play the Almonte Thunder in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. A “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” session will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.

to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Bible Church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. All seniors welcome. Coffee, home baked sweets and a musical presentation by Kathy and Ross that will have everyone singing along. A special one hour musical program “World Adventure” for youngsters aged 1 to 5 years old will be presented on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Free. Everyone welcome. No registration required, just drop-in. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Richmond is hosting a pancake supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $8; children $4; children 5 and under FREE. Eat in or take out. Everyone welcome. For information, please call 613-838-3723. A public meeting to discuss development of a portion of the so-called “Western Development Lands” in Richmond will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 starting at 7 p.m. in the hall at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre on Perth Street at Huntley Road in Richmond. The meeting will include information about a proposed development application by Caivan Developments for a 53 hectare site that would include the construction of about 1,000 homes. A Maple Madness PA Day program is being hosted by the Goulbourn Museum on Friday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Make and taste maple treats. Come dressed in your most Canadian outfit. Games and crafts. For those ages 7-11 years. $25 per child. To register, call 613-831-2393 or email The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is holding an open house on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Every-

one is welcome to attend. Meet and talk with historic costumed characters like the Duke of Richmond. Talk with Marion Scott about Richmond history and to Bob Moore about railway history. Learn about the Historical Society’s Family and History Files and the Photo Archives and have a volunteer help you learn how to use them for genealogical and general research. Enjoy free refreshments.

bank Road in Barrhaven. Everyone welcome.

Simon Clarke, a British singer, will be entertaining in the downstairs lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Karaoke with Yellow Dory will be held in the downstairs lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall in Stittsville on Saturday, Feb. 23 starting at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome.

A free Open Table Community Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner available at 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. The Stittsville Royals will play the Metcalfe Jets in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The new Fairwinds Community Association is holding a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Stittsville Sobeys at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road in Stittsville. Discuss concerns regarding the Fairwinds community. Real People Lose Weight With TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is holding an open house on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:15 p.m. at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is invited – it’s free to try. For more information, please contact Denise Lavallee at 613-831-4694. The Friends of the Jock River is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Barrhaven Loblaws on Green-

A Spa Night Drop In for Richmond youth in grades 5-8 will be held by the city of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion program on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) in Richmond. $5 registration fee. To register, use the barcode number 842192.

The February luncheon of the Friendship Club will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at noon in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. To reserve your place, please phone Gloria at 613831-8819 or Rosemary at 613-836-6354 by Friday, Feb. 22. The second annual “Quiz for A Cause” trivia and chili night will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Community Bible Church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Proceeds to support projects in the Seje community in Kenya. You can download a registration form at A free winter movie night hosted by Stittsville’s youth connexion program will be held on Friday, March 8 in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring chairs and blankets. Snacks and drinks available. An Easter egg decorating and hunt for Richmond youth in grades 5-8 offered by the city of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion program will be held on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) in Richmond. $5 registration fee. Use the barcode number 842193 when registering on the city of Ottawa’s website. R0011896850/0207

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Monday, February 11, 2013 The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave outside the Tulip Cafe

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Scotia Bank Place, 1000 Palladium Drive at OHL- Ottawa 67s Game

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Main Entrance

Thursday, February 14, 2013 Pembroke Mall, 1100 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke Ontario


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