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EMC news - “Think!”, the theme song for the television quiz show Jeopardy!, was heard 100 times at the Lions Hall in Stittsville last Friday evening. It was played during the answer time period after each question at the eighth annual Trivia Challenge Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville. And think was something that the 20 eight-person teams who filled the hall did as they responded with answers to the trivia questions – ten rounds of ten questions each. No better example of the thinking involved was the way that the winning team, the West Ottawa Rotary, came up with its clinching answer in the third shootout question against the Hawaiian-themed Lauwiluvilinukunka’aici (or something like that) team. The two teams had tied for first place with 78 points each after the ten regulation rounds, forcing the two-team shootout, one questions at a time. The West Ottawa Rotary team used their heads in coming up with their winning answer to a question about the location of the Capodichino airport. Team member Don Butler explained that the team knew that “capo” meant a headland jutting into the sea. With this knowledge, they deducted that the location had to be an Italian city that was on a coastline and so they opted for Naples. It was the correct answer, giving the team the Trivia Challenge Night title for 2013. So it was thinking and reasoning, not direct trivia knowledge, that saw this team triumph – the Jeopardy! theme song lived up to its name – “Think!” Members of this West Ottawa Rotary team were Graeme Fraser, Keith Fraser, Alan

Bowles, Mark Sherboneau, Dave Morton, Brett Brooking, Don Butler and Roslyn Butler. Second place went to the Hawaiian-themed team who wore leis, had stuffed Hawaiian fish toys on their table and wore Hawaiian-flavoured clothing. Third place, with 75 points, went to the Jen-Cor team. The second and third place teams donated their cash winnings back to the host Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville while the first place West Ottawa Rotary team pledged to donate its winnings to Rotary’s campaign to eliminate polio in the world. The West Ottawa Rotary team was not among the top four teams halfway through the night. After five rounds, it was the Brigadier Generals team which led with 38 points, followed by the Jen-Cor squad with 36 points. The Hawaiian-themed team was right up there as well in third place with 35 points while the More Popcorn Please team was fourth with 34 points. After nine rounds of trivia, with only one round of ten questions to go, the Hawaiian-themed team led with 69 points, with the West Ottawa Rotary team right on their heels with 68 points. Jen-Cor was third at this point with 65 points while the Brigadier Generals and More Popcorn Please teams were tied for fourth place with 63 points. Part of the fun of the evening is the team names, of course. Among the other teams were The Newbies, Brains United, Cold Wolfs, Les Quizerables, 8 Shades of Grey and Westend Shuffle. See TRIVIA, page 2

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Members of the Hawaiian-themed team, complete with leis and Hawaiian-style clothing, at the Trivia Challenge Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville at the Lions Hall in Stittsville last Friday are, from left, clockwise, Rick Blacklock, Elizabeth Zuiani, Ken Nener, John Swan, Sharon Fleck and Pat Shea.

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Members of the Royal Bank team at the Trivia Challenge Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville at the Lions Hall in Stittsville last Friday are, from left, clockwise, Tracey Bowden, Spiros Karadakis, Jacky Bell, Janice Barr, Sherri Richer, Janice Menezes and Carol Nicol.

And once again this year, the trivia proved challenging and interesting, with questions varying in difficulty and topic. So there was “Name the 2012 movie about the Iranian hostage crisis” (answer – Argo); “What is the plastic sheath at the end of shoelaces called?” (answer – aglet); “Who was the only actor who appeared in both The Magnificent Seven and The Dirty Dozen movies?” (answer – Charles Bronson); “Who wrote the novel Jaws? (answer – Peter Benchley); “What did George Crumb invent in 1853?” (answer – potato chips); “How many counties are there in Prince Edward Island?” (answer – three); and “Whose image is on Canada’s $100 bill? (answer – Sir Robert Borden). And lots more! Once again this year, the Royal Bank team was on hand and before the questions began, the team tried its time-worn ploy, offering bribe cookies and goodies to the judges who again this year were optometrist Dr. Corrine Motluk, Stittsville News EMC editor John Curry and city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. Decked out this year in red hockey jerseys, the Royal Bank team had a lot of fun but in the end, they finished last in the field of 20 teams. Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville president Carolyn Clark, in her welcoming remarks, recounted some of the projects supported by the Rotary Club over the years, including sending Shelter Boxes to disaster areas, helping build a gazebo at a women’s shelter, participating in the Rotary’s campaign to end polio in the world and establishing a library in a community in Uganda. “You are helping us have fun while doing good,” she told those in attendance at this annual Trivia Challenge Night. Steve Hunter of the Rotary Club served as the MC/announcer of questions again this year. Leo Maiorino of the Rotary Club handled the sale of “mulligans” (three for $5) which allow a team to record a correct answer without knowing the answer and also looked after a raffle for beer glasses. There were also numerous “round” and door prizes given away throughout the evening. Members of the Rotary Club and volunteers made sure that the popcorn bowls on each table were replenished when needed. They also served the half-time pizza. Sandy Durocher looked after the theme music and other visual and musical clues associated with some of the questions. The Stittsville District Lions Club, which donated use of the hall for the event, looked after the bar for the evening.

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EMC news - It was dark but there was the light of hope. It was sad but there was celebration in the air. It was tragic but filled with memories that made three lives memorable. It was a time to remember. It was a time to grieve. But mostly it was a time to acknowledge three wonderful lives who impacted others while among us and who have left a void now that they are gone. It was the candlelight vigil to remember but mainly to celebrate the lives of the late Alison Easton and her children, ten year old Alex Corchis and six year old Katie Corchis. And in keeping with the wishes of husband and father Jon Corchis, who asked that the vigil be one of celebration, not grief, that’s what it was – a time of remembering the special lives that were Alex and Katie Corchis and Alison Easton. About 150 people gathered at the southeast front corner of the new arena at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) for the 7 p.m. vigil last

Saturday, Feb. 23. With the three flags in front of the GRC flying at half mast on this mild winter’s evening, battery powered tea lights obtained from Veterans Affairs were distributed to those attending as they gathered together – friends, school mates, emergency responders, community residents – all there for one purpose, to express grief, offer support and remember and celebrate the lives lost. MC Georgie GoshamHamer welcomed all who attended, noting that Stittsville is a community based on the foundation of family, a base that usually results in happy events but sometimes ends in tragedy. She said that the candlelight vigil was being held to honour and remember three precious lives that left the community too soon. Rev. Jane McCaig of St. Thomas Anglican Church, in her remarks at the vigil, noted that the community was grieving from the Jan. 14 deaths of the two children and their mother, experiencing bewilderment, sadness and grieving. After three candles were

lit on a table covered with a white cloth, candles meant to represent the light that Alex and Katie and Alison brought into the world, Rev. McCaig shared some of the comments which were made at the funeral service which was held in Windsor. She noted that Alison Easton was a patient and attentive mother who accumulated three university degrees and was going to be a cordon bleu chef until the profession’s early hours dissuaded her from the goal; that Alex loved jiu jitsu and sailing; and that Katie was a “very social little girl” who said hello to everyone. Rev. McCaig said that the tragic deaths of these three is not their legacy but rather the love that they showed to others in their lives is their real legacy. It was Stittsville Public School principal Michael Malek, who was the children’s principal, who offered glimpses of the lives of Alex and Katie Corchis and the impact that they had on others. Alex was a creative child who cared for others, he said. “In truth Alex was a role

model,” he said, reading excerpts from letters that his classmates wrote to him after his death to say goodbye to him. He was remembered for his ideas and for his riddles. As for Katie, principal Malek said that the kindergarten student was creative and a leader. “Katie was a fashion plate,” he said, describing her love of wearing glitter and sparkles but also noting that she was an inquisitive child as well. “To Alex and Katie, your memory will live on with us forever,” Mr. Malek said. Matt Page, an instructor at Cooligan Martial Arts and Fitness in Stittsville where both Alex and his father Jon experienced martial arts, described Alex as one of the most interesting and fascinating students there, always asking questions and revealing his incredible imagination. Calling Alex a genuinely kind and thoughtful child, he said that he was helpful both to his instructors and to his martial arts classmates. At the vigil, Theresa Qadri read what she had written about the situation, focused

on the phrase “Stay strong and go on.” City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, who helped organize the candlelight vigil, acknowledged the sadness and grief felt by members of the community. He urged community members to embrace one another while remembering Alex, Katie and Alison. Following the half hour ceremony, many stayed around afterwards, chatting in small groups. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre had representatives on hand at the vigil to provide any counseling needed as well as to offer support information to assist those in need going forward. Katie and Alex Conchis and their mother Alison Easton died in a double murder/suicide in Stittsville on Monday, Jan. 14. An obituary notice for ten year old Alex Corchis described him as a younger with an “impeccable memory” who enjoyed reading and recounting stories, playing with lego and Minecraft and visiting the park with friends. An obituary notice for six

year old Katie Corchis described her as a “vivacious young girl with varied interests that included Kindermusic, swimming, skating and dance.” It described her as a youngster who lit up a room with her love of dressing up and her pretend tea parties. Alison Easton, the mother of the two murdered children who committed suicide, was described in her obituary notice as “devoted and loving mother.” As a stay-at-home mom, she was an active member of her school and neighbourhood communities and was involved in her children’s sports activities. This tragic muder/suicide rocked the Stittsville community. And there was a community desire at the time to hold a vigil of some sort for the family in order to express the community’s grief and to offer support to the family as a community. It was the advice at the time that such a vigil not be held for several weeks. That’s why the vigil did not happen until last Saturday, Feb. 23.

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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

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EMC sports - It’s been two years now for the RWC Crusaders competitive hockey program. This was a two year pilot project for competitive hockey involving the Richmond Minor Hockey Association and the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association and approved by the governing bodies, District 4 and the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association. Now it is time for feedback from parents about the program prior to the upcoming annual general meetings for these two minor hockey associations. A town hall meeting to provide an opportunity for input about the RWC Crusaders program will be held this coming Monday, March 4 starting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. There will be a presentation made about the RWC Crusaders program, followed by a question and answer session. All parents involved with the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association, the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association and the RWC Competitive Hockey Club are urged to attend. RWC Crusaders teams, as competitive teams, play at least two games a week and have at least one practice. There are also periodic off-ice training or class sessions. Fundraising is usually part of a competitive team’s agenda in order to supplement the regular registration fee in order to provide for extra programming that a competitive team might undergo. The Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) is one of the two minor hockey associations involved in this RWC Crusaders pilot project. The RWC Crusaders pilot project is one of the programs supported by the RMMHA in which RMMHA players join players from the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association to form competitive teams.

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remier Kathleen Wynne came to town last week, offering Ottawans their first chance to take the measure of Ontario’s new leader. That first impression may be important, as the province may very well have an election on its hands this spring, something that should be embraced, albeit grudgingly, by the electorate. Why embraced? It comes down to the fact Wynne is looking to take Ontario in

a fundamentally different direction from the one we were following under Dalton McGuinty, despite the claims made by Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservatives to the contrary. That fact alone means voters need the opportunity to approve a new mandate. McGuinty, while he focused on deficit reduction to a certain extent following his 2011 election victory, spent much time looking to implement and expand programs

such as full-day kindergarten. He will also be remembered as the premier who introduced the feed-in tariff program, harmonized the provincial sales tax and gave a 30 per cent rebate to postsecondary students. He was a premier focused on programs and ways the province could help out its citizens. Wynne, based on the speech from the throne delivered on Feb. 19, is looking to focus the province’s efforts on “fiscal responsibil-

ity, economic growth and increased employment.� In practice, this doesn’t need to be a drastic departure from what came before: FIT was designed to boost the economy, helping students can lead to more jobs and freezing teachers salaries is one way of taking fiscal responsibility. But the premier undoubtedly brings her own ideas to her new office and those ideas deserve to be vetted by voters, who should have the

chance to compare Wynne’s plan with those being offered by both the PCs and the New Democratic Party. We’ll have a much better idea of what the Liberals are all about under Wynne in the coming weeks when the budget is presented at Queen’s Park. It should provide a detailed account of how her government plans to reach its new goals. Andrea Horwath’s NDP has pledged to support the minority Liberals on the speech from the throne, so

Wynne will survive to table the budget. It’s better that we head to the polls sooner than later, as the province is facing a number of challenges that really can’t wait to be addressed: the decline of manufacturing and the transition of the wider economy, deteriorating infrastructure, rising health care costs, all under the shadow of a massive deficit and ballooning debt. It would be much better for voters to choose from among the latest visions for Ontario’s future, rather than be stuck with a new path chosen by Liberal party faithful.

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hose were wonderful scandals coming out of the Senate, with people allegedly claiming expenses they didn’t deserve because they didn’t live where they said they did, and so on. For a while, there was the faint hope that the thing would finally be abolished, but for various reasons too constitutional to mention, that is very unlikely to happen. Too bad, as it would free up a beautiful piece of real estate in the heart of downtown. Still, it is pleasant, although maybe not too realistic, to consider alternate uses for the Senate chamber, once the Senators have made their deliberate move to the exit. Many years ago I proposed in print that the Senate chamber would make an excellent basketball court. The dimensions are about right, there is parking nearby, plenty of security and the visitors’ gallery has lots of good seats. You might ask, why basketball, when hockey is our national sport? That’s a good question. The difficulty is that the dimensions of a hockey rink are too large for the space available. Further, the taxpayer might balk at installing ice-making machinery in Centre Block. Finally, where would they put the Zamboni? For these reasons, basketball made more sense. However, the proposal was somehow not seized upon by public officials. Also there was a complete lack of public excitement and eventually, Scotiabank Place was built. Too bad, because it would have made a nice basketball court and years of embarrassing scandal could have been avoided. So we move on. What other uses could be made of the space now occupied by the Senate?

Well, what about the National Portrait Gallery? You’ll remember that it was once intended to move into the old United States embassy building across from Parliament Hill, then the government changed and the museum faded from sight. We could use a good portrait gallery. The Senate would have lots of space for it, because remember there is more to the Senate than just the chamber. Once the Senate is abolished, all those senators’ offices will be vacant, along with the Senate committee rooms and the place where the senators store their overcoats and shuffleboard equipment. Acres and acres of portraits could go in there. Some of them could even be of senators. The ones who live in Ottawa should not be hard to find to take their pictures. Even some ones who don’t officially live in Ottawa might, unaccountably, be close by. For the generations yet unborn, we would want a permanent photographic record of those who graced the institution and explaination of what they did. Some might oppose putting the Portrait Gallery in the Senate on the grounds that our need for historical portraiture will be covered in the conversion of the Museum of Civilization to the Canadian Museum of History. So other possible uses need to be explored. The suggestion that the Senate be turned into a downtown casino will not be dignified with a reply. However, there is nothing to stop the Senate from becoming what most of Canada is becoming – a condominium. Some of those offices suites could make nice apartments, once they are thoroughly cleaned to get rid of the smell of pork. The Senate chamber could be made into a party room, instead of a political party room. The idea certainly has merit, since having more people live downtown has long been one of the city’s goals. It could help put more people onto Sparks Street, as the condo owners emerge from Parliament Hill in search of somewhere to party, or at least get a sausage. The big lawn would be an attraction, the view is very nice. All that needs to be done is to get the neighbours in the House of Commons to keep it down.

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Now that it’s been back for about a month, are you watching NHL hockey?

A) Yes. Both Hudak and Horwath are chomping at the bit for an election.

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B) Maybe. It all depends on whether Wynne bows to the NDP’s budget demands.

A) Oh yeah – I watch every minute I can on TV and get tickets for the rink too. B) When it’s on the tube, I’ll make time to watch.

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C) I hope not. We don’t need another election – our politicians need to learn to get along.

C) After what the league and players pulled in the lockout? Forget it.

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D) Nope. Wynne will wow’em with the budget and all will be well come April.

D) Of course not. I hate hockey.

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Letter about rendering Editor: On page 47 of the Feb. 21, 2013 edition of the Stittsville News EMC, between two articles describing various aspects of a proposed Caivan development relating to the Western Developments Lands in Richmond is “…an artist’s rendering of Richmond’s key Perth Street/McBean Street intersection showing what the Richmond of the future may look like as development takes place in the community.” I am concerned that the casual reader may perceive that this artistic rendering is part

of the Caivan proposal, which it is not. As you are aware, the artistic rendering was produced by LRK, a consulting agency from New Jersey that Mattamy Homes hired to participate in various aspects of the Richmond Community Design Plan (CDP) exercise. I would also note in passing that LRK is listed in the Richmond CDP, dated July 2010, as assisting city staff in the preparation of Richmond’s CDP. Furthermore, this is one of several artistic renderings

prepared by LRK which were undertaken to demonstrate to Richmondites what the Richmond of the future could look like if private parties made significant financial investments in Richmond. LRK presented several artistic renderings of this nature at various public meetings as part of the CDP exercise. However, none of LRK’s renderings were components of Mattamy’s or Caivan’s proposed development of the Western Development Lands. Doug Arnold Richmond

In Richmond EMC news – The RWC Crusaders atoms, made up of players from both the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association and the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association, hosted a team from Ithaca, New York recently. It was an evenly matched game until the Crusaders pulled away with three goals in the third period to win by a 4-0 score. Wesley Hartwick, Aaron McArdle and Calum Payne with two goals scored in this game for the Crusaders. Cam Sunstrum earned the shutout in the Crusaders’ net…St. John’s Anglican Church will be hosting Friday Pasta Nights at the church hall on Fowler Street through to Friday, March 15. Everyone is welcome to drop in between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to enjoy a plate of spaghetti

or gluten-free pasta. Take out is also available….The Feb. 19 pancake supper at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street raised over $800, with over 120 meals served…Jabulani Vineyard and Winery on Jock Trail Road west of Richmond was a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category in the People’s Choice Business Awards of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce last week. Jabulani expects to be open in June with some new releases as well as a selection of past favourites like strawberry wine…A World Day of Prayer service will be held this Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street. Everyone is welcome to attend…

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EMC news - Positive energy, vibrant colours, happiness and light. These are qualities found in the work of Richmond artist Elena Khomoutova. Anyone who has ever admired one of her paintings could agree that they exude a feeling of positive energy. This in turn gives the viewer a feeling of enchantment which has probably never been felt before. These feelings come from the vibrant colours which she uses to create her paintings. All of Elena’s paintings emanate happiness, whether it’s a painting of a landscape depicting some of Ottawa’s old architecture or of teenagers playing hockey on the frozen Rideau Canal. She attributes this happiness to what she calls painting with light. “Light is universal energy that brings to different people different things,” Elena says. “But you need to believe in the light in order to benefit from the paintings.” A lot of the inspiration for her art comes from her husband Alexander but she also has another source of inspiration – her budgie Gosha who often sits on her shoulder while she paints, giving her input. Elena Khomoutova, who was born in Russia, began painting at the age of six. She continued to the fine art faculty at Moscow University, completing her art education in 1985. A few years later, in 1992, she moved to Canada with her husband Alexander to take advantage of opportunities to further her career. This proved to be true. Indeed, since moving to Canada,

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Richmond artist Elena Khomoutova, left, and her husband Alexander celebrate Elena’s art featuring butterflies. Elena has had numerous solo art shows and has participated in various group art shows. She has also won a number of awards. In 1998, Elena was chosen as the official artist for the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club. Since then, the Club has published 9,899 lithographs of her work. Her original artwork is currently hanging in private and corporate collections in many countries including Canada, the United States, Italy, France and Germany. Most recently she has been painting Montreal scenes

for display at a new gallery. She is also hopeful that more greeting cards will be made from these scenes. Last year, Elena had 34 of her designs published on greeting cards, ten of which featured Alexander’s photos. Another recent work by Elena entitled “7 Wishes” was designed to assist the viewer in achieving total life balance. “The seven butterflies on the painting are symbols of transformation and light which brings you a pure energy and balance,” says Alexander. Elena and Alexander move

to their current home in Richmond in 2007 and they could not be any happier in the community in which they live. “People in Richmond are very open and we have a lot of friends here,” she says. “When you go outside and you pass people on the street, they say hello even if they don’t know you. If you go to other communities, it is not like this at all,” says Elena. For more information about the art of Elena Khomoutova, visit the website https://lightfromart.com/ or the Facebook page http://www.facebook. com/EnergizedArt.

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Members of the Kanata Novice Ice Breakers of the Kanata Girls Hockey Association, gold medal champions in the recent Ottawa Capital Classic tournament, are, at the front, goalie Rosalie Vigneron; first row, kneeling, from left, Georgia Steenbakkers, Emily Brennan, Georgia Kohli, Leah Ladouceur, Regan Publow and Ella Hermer; second row, standing, from left, Jessie Duck, Avery White, Amber Switzer, Alice Fournier and Eva Kelly; and, back row, from left, team manager Kerry Brennan, assistant coach John Steenbakkers, assistant coach Al Kohli, assistant coach Todd White and trainer Linda Kohli. Missing from the picture are Rebecca Cocchetto and head coach Derek Ladouceur.

EMC sports - Quarter finals in Kingston. Semi-finals in Nepean. And gold medal champions in the Ottawa Capital Classic. The tournament road for the Kanata Girls Hockey Association Novice Ice Breakers has been one of improving results and team growth, culminating in being gold medal champions at the fifth annual 2013 Ottawa Capital Classic. The team’s first tournament this season was in Kingston where the Ice Breakers made it to the quarter finals before being defeated by Ottawa. In their second tournament of the season in Nepean, the Kanata Novice Ice Breakers made it as far as the semi-finals before losing to Cornwall. In the recent 2013 Ottawa Capital Classic, the Kanata Novice Ice Breakers went all the way, winning the gold medals by defeating the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association Ice Breakers in the championship final. This was the same Ottawa team that had defeated the Kanata Novice Ice Breakers in quarter final play in the earlier tournament in Kingston. The Kanata Novice Ice Breakers grabbed an early lead in this championship final and went on to win by an 8-3 score. In round robin play in this tournament, the Kanata Novice Ice Breakers had a record of two wins and one loss, defeating the Ottawa Awesome and Kingston Blue while losing to the Napanee Crunch. In semi-final play, the Kanata Ice Breakers shut out Gloucester 4-0 to earn a spot in the championship final, facing off against the Ottawa Ice Breakers. The Kanata Novice Ice Breakers enjoy the support of several sponsors – S.W. Farrell & Sons Ltd., Waterdon Construction Limited, Excel Contracting Inc., Canada Paving & Construction Ltd., Henderson Recreation Equipment Ltd., The Wellness Group, Argos Carpets Limited and Dodge Caravan. The Kanata Girls Hockey Association, which was founded over 30 years ago, is now one of the largest girls’ hockey associations in Eastern Ontario with over 700 players of all ages, playing on more than 40 teams. The Kanata Novice Ice Breakers team draws its players from Stittsville, Ashton, Carp and Kanata.

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EMC sports - The West Ottawa Wild U9 Black Magic spun their ringette magic again on the weekend of Feb. 16-17 to win the West Ottawa Ringette Association tournament. This was the team’s second tournament win of the season, having won the Whitby Tournament in January. In the tournament, the West Ottawa U9 Black Magic started off with a 3-2 victory over Nepean. They followed this up with a 7-4 win over Arnprior before shutting out Sunderland 7-0 to advance to the championship game. In this championship game, the Black Magic played hard, winning by an 8-5 score over Whitby. Three different players took turns as the team’s goaltender over the four games of the

tournament. On Friday night, Feb. 15, the team got together for some team bonding and pampering by enjoying a Spa Olivia spa party. Spa Olivia, a home based and mobile spa business in Stittsville, is the team’s sponsor. Connie Holm, owner of Spa Olivia, was on hand for the team’s championship game at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex and congratulated the girls on their big win. The West Ottawa U9 Black Magic ringette team is coached by Stephanie Nugent with Jason Cope and Sacha Guilbault serving as assistant coaches. LoriAnn Sheehan Graham is the team’s trainer. The West Ottawa U9 Black Magic, like all West Ottawa Ringette Association teams, draws its players from the Stittsville/Richmond/Munster/West Carleton/Kanata area.

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Up and away Stittsville’s Sara Mackellar, right, number 8 for the Mount Allison University Mounties women’s basketball team of Sackville, New Brunswick, lays the ball up beyond the reach of defender Krista Mooney, left, number 22 of the University of King’s College of Halifax in women’s basketball league action last Sunday, Feb. 24. The game was tied 56-56 at the end of regulation time, forcing overtime play. University of King’s College won the game 69-66 over Mount Allison.


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EMC news - Top team in Ottawa out of 18 teams. Inspiring. Second in all of Canada out of 1070 teams. Awesome. What an accomplishment for the ten-member team from Stittsville’s Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa which raised $13,698 (and the amount is still growing) for the “Coldest Night of the Year” walk to support the homeless which took place in downtown Ottawa last Saturday evening, Feb. 23. And there’s more! The team, named “Walking in Grace,” placed third in Canada for the number of donors enlisted, namely 313. And team member Pierre Cyr who personally raised $5,285 for the team placed seventh among top fundraisers nationally. He was also fourth nationally for most donors with 111. It is no wonder that this national walk, which took place in 39 cities across Canada this year, excelled its one million dollar fundraising goal, raising over $1.3 million altogether. And in Ottawa, where the fundraising for this year’s walk is going to Jericho Road Christian Ministries, the $50,000 goal was exceeded, with over $52,000 raised. Members of the “Walking in Grace” team from the

Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa which is located on Huntley Road south of Stittsville were Pierre Cyr, Gerry Theoret, Roy Lawrence, Diane Theoret, Loretta White, Kent Boughton, Anne Minion, Ruth McFadden, John Townesend and team captain Marion Payne. Sue Gauthier also walked with the team but was not registered. Team members Kent Boughton and Loretta White completed the 10K walk while the other team members finished the 5K walk. The walk passed by Parliament Hill and went through the Byward Market area. Participants all wore yellow toques, which not only kept heads warm but also created an awareness of the walk as the lineup of walkers, all wearing yellow toques, moved along the sidewalks in downtown Ottawa, drawing attention from onlookers. The team began with a $4,000 fundraising goal for this year’s “Coldest Night of the Year’ walk but quickly upped it to $6,000 and then kept increasing the goal, first to $10,000 and then to $12,000. And the team still exceeded this goal. A number of businesses in Stittsville and the area donated to the team, helping with the fundraising efforts for this “Coldest Night of the Year” walk. These included Auto Searchers (Stittsville), Vos

Trailers (Stittsville), Myers Kanata Chev Buick GMC Inc. (Kanata), Carleton Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning (Carleton Place), Jo Jo’s Pizza (Stittsville), KNT Nails (Stittsville), Jask Salon & Day Spa (Kanata), real estate agent Bruce Brown of Keller Williams (Ottawa) and Takaki Automotive Corporation (Ottawa). The “Coldest Night of the Year’ walk which raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in a community began in Toronto in 2011 and last year spread to 18 cities with over 3,000 walkers. This year walks were held in 39 cities including Ottawa where the funds are being directed to support Jericho Road Christian Ministries. This is an organization that provides homes and assistance to Ottawa’s poor, addicted and mentally ill. It is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian agency that works with Ottawa’s homeless. A team from Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa in Stittsville participated in last year’s initial “Coldest Night of the Year’ walk in Ottawa, raising $2,000. The team adopted the name “Walking in Grace” in the realization that everyone in life has made bad choices and but for the grace of God, team members could very well be among the homeless. The walk provides partici-

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Members of the “Walking in Grace” team which took part in the “Coldest Night of the Year” walk in downtown Ottawa last Saturday, Feb. 23 and who are holding a fundraising thermometer which shows the amount raised by the team, $13,698 as of last Sunday, Feb. 24, making the team the top fundraising team in Ottawa and the second place fundraising team out of 1070 teams in the national event, are, front row, from left, team captain Marion Payne, Gerry Theoret, Diane Theoret and Ruth McFadden; and, back row, from left, Anne Minion, Kent Boughton and Roy Lawrence. Missing from the photo are team members Pierre Cyr, John Townesend and Loretta White. pants with the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by those who are homeless by walking for a while on the streets of downtown Ottawa on a winter’s night. Jericho Road Christian Ministries receives no government funding to help with its work caring for the homeless, poor and mentally ill. Fund-

raising events like this “Coldest Night of the Year’ walk and donations from churches and individuals are what provide the resources for Jericho Road to carry on with its work. Currently across Canada, there are more than 150,000 experiencing homelessness. In the “Coldest Night of the Year” walk, teams of walk-

ers in 39 cities across Canada walked in support of agencies in each particular city that offer care and support for those who are hungry, suffering and homeless. The Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa is located on Huntley Road just south of Fallowfield Road between Stittsville and Richmond.

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Winners in People’s Choice Business Awards EMC news - Businesses in Stittsville, Richmond and Munster all took home honours in the 14th annual People’s Choice Business Awards presented by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce. Over 18,000 online votes were cast for this year’s awards, a new record. These votes covered awards in various categories in three geographic areas – Goulbourn (including Stittsville), West Carleton and Kanata. The awards for Professional Services Business of the Year and Technology Business of the Year as well as Citizen of the Year are selected from across the whole Goulbourn/ West Carleton/Kanata area. Mark Saunders and his wife Angela Grant of Saunders Farm received the Award for Tourism Business of the Year in Goulbourn. Mr. Saunders, in his acceptance remarks, noted that the Saunders Farm journey had begun back in 1976 when his parents bravely launched something different, the Saunders Strawberry Farm. He said that Saunders Farm, now known for its Halloween offerings, its mazes and its other attractions, is carrying on the family tradition started by his parents. He said that the bottom line in business is not just the business numbers but also involves how a business makes an impact on the community. “Scaring is caring,â€? Mr. Saunders said as a motto for how Saunders Farm operates. Napoli’s CafĂŠ of Stittsville won again this year in the Restaurant of the Year in Goulbourn category. Coowner Bassel Khalil, in his remarks, thanked all the restaurant’s customers for their loyalty over the years.

Stittsville Sobeys won in the Large Business of the Year in Goulbourn category. Owner Tim LaPlante and his wife Sandy were on hand to accept the award, praising the efforts of their 200 staff members and the loyalty of their customers. Spotlight Hair Studio and Spa of Richmond won for Health & Wellness Business of the Year in Goulbourn. Owner Shauna Kirkham, in her remarks at the event, noted that it had been one year ago to the very day that the decision had been taken to change the face of the business and move to becoming a full day spa. The changes involved extensive renovations including a major addition as the 18 year old business added a spa to its offerings. New to the winner’s circle this year was Natural Food Pantry in the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville which captured the award for Retail Business of the Year in Goulbourn. A family owned and operated business that has operated in the Ottawa area for over 30 years with three locations now including this new one in Stittsville. The Natural Food Pantry has a bakery on Iber Road in Stittsville which produces fresh baked, gluten free products. Another new Stittsville business which walked off with an award this year is the Complete Hockey Development Centre on Iber Road which received the award for Small Business of the Year in Goulbourn. His hockey training centre, which opened last year, has its own mini-ice surface on which training and three-on-three hockey takes place. Winning the award for New Business of the Year in Goul-

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bourn is Kungfu Bistro at the Stittsville Corners shopping area at the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road. Kungfu Bistro marketing manager Margarita Chen, who accepted the award along with her husband Tony Chen, who is the chef at the restaurant, explained that the Kungfu name, which indicating support for the martial arts community, is also applicable to food and the restaurant business in that Kungfu refers to a skill that is honed over time. Her husband Tony has developed his food preparation skills with over 25 years experience in the restaurant business. The Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian won the award for Community Supported/Non ProďŹ t Organization of the Year in Goulbourn. This was the ďŹ rst time that the Stittsville Legion had received this award. In the Citizen of the Year category, John Curry, editor of the Stittsville News EMC, was one of the three ďŹ nalists for the award. Two Citizen of the Year awards were presented this year, one going to Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators and another to Kathleen Ellis, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Kanata Sunrise. Daniel Alfredsson has been involved with organizations encouraging youth to be active and also with the mental health initiatives of the Royal Ottawa. Kathleen Ellis has a long history of volunteer involvement in the community including with the March/ Kanata Skating Club, with the Sens Foundation and Rogers House, distributing backpacks in schools and knitting items for the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

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Representing the Complete Hockey Development Centre on Iber Road in Stittsville, Small Business of the Year in Goulbourn in the Kanata Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Business Awards, are, from left, Charles McTavish, Trisha Redmond, Mary McTavish and Rick Southam.

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Tony and Margarita Chen of Kungfu Bistro in Stittsville hold the Kanata Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Business Award for New Business of the Year in Goulbourn which they received at a gala awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Spotlight Hair Studio and Spa owner Shawna Kirkham, left, and Dina Hasnobic, right, are at the Kanata Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Business Awards gala at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata on Thursday, Feb. 21 where Spotlight Hair Studio and Spa won the award as Health and Wellness Business of the Year for Goulbourn.

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City identifies site off Westbrook Road for new snow facility John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

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Just kidding around South Carleton High School students Megan Wasylko, left, and Erika Bryan, right, hand up a banner promoting the school’s leadership camp which was held last Friday.

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EMC news - Safety in the home, fall prevention and fitness are going to be the topics at the March 11th “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” in Stittsville. Physiotherapist Michelle Bezanson will be on hand to make a presentation on these topics. And, of course, like at all “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” sessions, there will be lots of coffee and home baked sweets.

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All seniors in Stittsville and area are most welcome to attend this free “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” session on Monday, March 11, running from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It is being held at the Community Bible Church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street beside the Stittsville post office. For more information about the “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” sessions, check out the website www.cbcstittsville.com or call 613836-2606.

EMC news - Snow is a fact of life in winter. And clearing streets sometimes requires trucking the snow away. Hence the need for municipal snow disposal sites. At present snow disposal sites in the Stittsville/Kanata area are located at the works yard on Maple Grove Road and at the southeast corner of Carp Road and highway 417. Both are anticipated to close which is why the city of Ottawa has now initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to study the environmental impact of establishing a new snow disposal facility in the area. Snow from Kanata Lakes, Kanata South, Bridlewood, Kanata North and Stittsville will be trucked to this new site. This new West District Snow Disposal Facility will require about 357,000 cubic metres of storage space. Most

years, only about half of this capacity will be required but there will be years when more will be needed. The EA has looked at various sites in the Kanata, West Carleton, Stittsville and Goulbourn areas, with the evaluation criteria including transportation (50 percent), property considerations (15 percent), technical and environmental considerations (25 percent) and economics (10 percent). Sites ranged from the Bradley Side Road in West Carleton to Riddell Drive in Kanata to March Road at Dunrobin Road to Flewellyn Road in Goulbourn. The preferred location identified in this phase one of the EA as outlined at an open house at the Goulbourn Town Hall at Stanley’s Corners on Wednesday, Feb. 20 is located at 2125 Carp Road which is a 67 acre (25 hectare) site running between Westbrook Road and highway 417 just west of Carp Road (where the Irving gas bar is located).

This site scored the second highest according to the evaluation criteria used but has been identified as the preferred location after the highest scoring location was rejected because the city does not want to rezone it for such a usage. This preferred site does have challenges such as offsite drainage concerns and its status as a groundwater recharge area. The snow disposal facility will be an engineered facility complete with truck entrance, a melt water pond, a storm water pond, a berm or fence for noise mitigation and maintaining existing trees on the site and even adding trees where required. Landscaping including visual screening has been identified as a priority in developing the site. There will be a low permeability liner beneath both the dump pad and the melt water pond to protect against seepage of salts and other contaminants into the groundwater system. The melt water runoff from the snow pile will be directed to a lined pond where sediment, oils and other contaminants will be removed. Existing off-site drainage problems such as roadside drainage may have to be addressed when developing this site. The truck entrance to the site will be off Westbrook Road, probably lining up with Walgreen Road, although this could change somewhat depending on the grade levels and sight lines on Westbrook Road. The west portion of the property may become the site for a compatible use such as the location of a city works yard. However, the use of this west portion will depend on the extent of the need for retention of the site’s groundwater recharge features. This will be determined in phase two of the EA process. This phase two will see the presentation of a preferred design for the snow disposal facility. This will lead to a site plan and zoning bylaw amendment to permit a snow disposal facility at the site. The site is already zoned industrial but needs the snow disposal facility use added to its list of approved uses. It is expected that the site plan, rezoning and other requirements will be completed this fall. It is expected, though, that use of this new snow storage facility will be two winters away. For more information about this proposed new snow disposal facility or to comment on the proposal, please contact Ravi Mehta, the project manager, at 613-580-2424, ext. 21712 or via email at Ravi.Mehta@ottawa.ca.


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Heather Saunders, right, a South Carleton High School student, holds the Zone level plaque which she received for placing first in the senior black and white poster category in the annual Remembrance contest, as she is with Richmond Legion president Brian Goss, left, who is holding the poster.

EMC news - Three entries from the Richmond Legion have captured prizes at higher levels of competition in the annual Remembrance poster, essay and poetry contest. The entry of Heather Saunders of South Carleton High School in the senior black and white poster contest placed first at the Zone level. The work then moved on to the District level where she placed third. This success at both the Zone and District levels meant that Heather’s entry has the honour of being “Best at Our Branch” for the Richmond Legion in this year’s contest. Heather’s poster will be on display on the front wall at the Richmond Legion Hall throughout the coming year. St. Philip Catholic School student Zachary Wallace earned a second place prize for his essay in the junior category at the Zone level. Tessa Schriemer, who is home schooled in Munster, won a third place prize at the Zone level for her junior black and white poster. Tessa is the sister of Mary Beth Schriemer whose essay in 2011 was honoured with the “Best at Our Branch” designation. Heather, Zachary and Tessa received the Zone level prizes at a gathering at the Richmond Legion Hall on Thursday evening, Feb. 21 where Zone Youth Officer Shawn Taillon was on hand to present the awards. Those in attendance at this awards presentation ceremony enjoyed tasty refreshments provided by the Legion’s Mavis Lewis and her helpers.

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St. Philip Catholic School student Zachary Wallace, centre, holds his Zone level award for placing second with his junior category Remembrance essay as he is flanked by Richmond Legion president Brian Goss, left, and Legion Zone Youth Officer Shawn Taillon, right.

World Day of Prayer JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

Tessa Schriemer, right, of Munster receives her Zone level third place plaque for her junior black and white poster in the annual Remembrance contest sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, as she is with Richmond Legion president Brian Goss, left, who is holding Tessa’s poster.

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Apps4Ottawa The City of Ottawa announced this week that it will be holding a second Apps4Ottawa contest. The new contest will feature a similar prize structure as the first contest but will be opened up to all Canadians for entry. Microsoft Canada is the contest’s title sponsor while other technology companies have agreed to be category sponsors. Until March 10, residents are asked to submit their ideas and comment on others at ottawa.ca. These ideas and suggestions will help developers decide which apps to build, based on which ideas seem most popular and useful. Starting March 11, 2013, developers can start submitting their apps. The deadline for apps submission is May 12, 2013. Entries will be judged on usefulness, inventiveness, originality and ease of access and use. Apps can be designed for mobile phones, desktop computers or websites. Prizes will be awarded in four theme categories: On the Move, Having Fun, Your City and a brand new category for Data Analysis and Visualizations. Cash prizes will total $38,000 with the top prize in each category set at $3,000. There will also be prizes for Silver and Bronze in each category, plus one prize each for the best student app and the people’s choice app, along with prizes for the top Microsoft 8 apps. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in June. Ottawa is one of the leaders in the open data movement in Canada. Currently, there are 63 data sets and 121 data files available on ottawa.ca.

Munster Spaghetti Supper Munster United Church will be hosting a delicious spaghetti supper on Saturday, 2 March 2013. They will be providing both vegetarian and meat sauces with our spaghetti and gluten free past is also available. Meals will also include dessert and salad, with peanut-free cupcakes for kids. There will be continuous seating, so come when you wish. Come with friends and family and enjoy a great spaghetti supper and time of fellowship. Free will donation at the door. The supper runs from 4:30pm until 7:00pm.

Play Time Café On Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd, the new Play Time Café in Manotick will have their Grand Opening weekend! The Play Time Café is located at 1135 Mill Street and features a play space for children, a great fresh menu, locally roasted fair trade coffee as well as their Dinner@ Your Door program. Each day, they offer a story time with activity from 10:30am-11:30am, Sing ‘n’ Start from 1:00pm-2:00pm and a kids’ fashion show from 4:00pm-5:00pm. I have been invited to attend their cake cutting at noon on Saturday and I mean, who would turn down cake? Hope you’ll join me in welcoming this great new business to Manotick. You can find more information about the Play Time Café at www.playtimecafe.ca. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa. ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.

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What’s up, doc, in Stittsville? EMC news – Members of the Knights of Columbus of Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville were at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer last Saturday selling car raffle tickets. This annual car raffle is a fundraising initiative for both the Arthritis Society as well as for the Knights of Columbus across the province…Kichesippi Beer Co. owner Paul Meek of Stittsville has plans to start making all-natural soda at his Ottawa micro-brewery… Members of the Stittsville Scouts and Guides will be going door-to-door in Stittsville collecting food items and/or cash donations for the Stittsville Food Bank during the week of March 4-7….Cobina Delaney of Stittsville scored one of the goals for the Robert Morris University Colonials in its 4-1 College Hockey America win over Penn State on Friday evening, Feb. 22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home of Robert Morris University. This was Cobina’s fifth goal of the season and also the 22nd goal of her four-year career at Robert Morris, moving her into the team’s top ten in career goals. Cobina added to this career total the next day on Saturday, Feb. 23 by scoring again as the Colonials defeated Penn State again, this time by a 4-2 score. Cobina scored her sixth goal of the season and her second in two games on a wrap-around play, picking up the puck after a teammate had blasted a shot wide of the Penn State net…The Stittsville 67’s Novice C team welcomed viewers on Hockey Night in Canada’s pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight before last Saturday’s televised game. The team’s introductory greetings were videotaped at the Bell Sensplex on Wednesday, Feb. 20….For membership information about the Stittsville branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the person to contact is membership chair Lynn Chenier who can be contacted via email at membership@rcl618.ca... Danielle Berube, a member of the Rotary Club of Sept-Iles, Quebec, visited the Tuesday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville at the Bistro 54 restaurant at Amberwood. The Sept-Iles Rotary Club has raised over one million dollars for its community since its

founding in 1989….Napoli’s Café at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) donated a $100 gift certificate as one of the door prizes given away at the annual People’s Choice Business Awards gala banquet and awards night at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata on Thursday evening, Feb. 21…St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and one good way to celebrate is to attend and enjoy the St. Patrick’s Stew Supper which is being held at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road on Saturday, March 16, the day before St. Paddy’s Day. The supper will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with everyone welcome. Tickets are available in advance from the church office or can be purchased at the door. The cost will be adults, $12; children aged 6-12, $8; and children under age 6, free…The Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) gallery at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road will be changing this coming weekend. That’s when the owaa sets up a new exhibition at the gallery, replacing the current “Halcyon Days” exhibition that has been on display at the gallery since Saturday, Jan. 5. this new exhibition, entitled “Metamorphosis,” will run from this coming Saturday, March 2 through to Friday, May 3. This exhibition will feature works of art by local owaa artists. In addition, the launching of this new exhibition means a new People’s Choice balloting where viewers can indicate by ballot their favourite piece of art in the exhibition….Michael Kalyn, a defenseman with the Stittsville Royals of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, is one of six recipients of the Paul Poupore Scholastic Award in the League’s Valley Division this season….Natacha Lemay-Reaume, a former manager at the Royal Bank in Stittsville, was one of the opening speakers at the annual Kanata Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Business Awards gala awards ceremony at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata on Thursday evening, Feb. 21. Natacha is now a senior manager with TD Canada Trust, the major corporate sponsor for the Peoples’ Choice Business Awards program….

March Hares & Mad Hatters, March Break camp at Museum John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - March promises to be busy at the Goulbourn Museum. This Sunday, March 3, a March Hares & Mad Hatters event for children aged 4 to 11 is happening at the Museum at Stanley’s Corners. Youngsters are being encouraged to wear their craziest hat and wacky “Wonderland” style clothing to this family craft day. At the event, they will have the opportunity to make a “mad hat” a la Alice in Wonderland. There’s also a bunny craft. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

and parents can drop in at any time between these hours. However, parents must stay with their children while they make their mad hat and bunny craft. Registration is required, with the fee being $3 per child. Call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or email the Museum at education@goulbournmuseum.ca. But this is not all that’s happening at the Goulbourn Museum in March. There’s a March Break camp coming up. Called “Camp Curator,” this camp will be geared at children aged 7 to 11 years of age. At the week-long half-day camp,

youngsters will get curator kits, don lab coats and gloves and get to unearth the mysteries of museum work. The camp will show youngsters how to handle artefacts, create an exhibit and even conduct an archeological dig. There will be crafts and games as well as special guest presenters. This “Camp Curator” will take place from Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15, running from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Snacks will be provided. The registration fee is $125 per child. For more information or to register, email education@goulbournmuseum.ca or call the Museum at 613-831-2393.

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Five Canadian Forces spouses who live in Stittsville and are active in the newly formed West Ottawa CF (Canadian Forces) Club which has its home at the Stittsville Legion branch where a CF Sweetheart’s Valentines Dance was held on Saturday, Feb. 16 are, from left, Debbie Bower-Dubuc, Elise King, Kelly Irving, Roxane Power Macinnis and Tenely Kam.

EMC news - Sacred Heart Catholic High School was one of ten high schools and 25 schools overall who had student-led displays at the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s annual Director’s Forum at St. Paul Catholic High School on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19. Sacred Heart grade eight students Isabel Borsodi and Sarah Willis were stationed at the “Brick by Brick” display, ready to explain what the school had done and what it is doing to make a difference in the world.

Sacred Heart has raised $10,000 to build a house in the Third World and now is involved in an initiative to provide clean water in a Third World community. The two Sacred Heart students had the opportunity to hear the Director’s Forum keynote speaker, Marc Kielburger, co-founder of the international charity Free The Children and co-founder and co-CEO of Me To We, an innovative social enterprise that provides life-changing international volunteer trips, leadership training programs and publications that address issues of positive social

change. Free The Children, founded by Marc Kielburger and his brother Craig Kielburger, is a charity that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. Now the world’s largest youth-driven charity, the organizations works in eight developing countries and has built more than 650 schools and school rooms, providing education to more than 55,000 children every day. Besides education, Free The Children has initiatives dealing with clean water, medical care and entrepreneurial development.

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EMC news - The Stittsville Legion is the home for the newly formed West Ottawa CF (Canadian Forces) Club. This Club, which started its activities earlier this year, involves CF members and spouses from the Stittsville and Kanata area. The goal of the Club is to inspire a lively and supportive social network for the CF community in the area, encompassing all ranks and all branches of the CF. The Club hosted its first large event, a CF Sweetheart’s Valentines Dance, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Stittsville Legion Hall. The organizers of this event would like to thank the Stittsville Legion, Legion president “Disco Norm” Fortin, bar officer “DJ Mike” Powell and poppy chair Christine Philipson for contributing their time and energy in helping make this inaugural event so successful. Those in attendance showed their appreciation by dancing the night away. Proceeds from the evening, totaling $204.50, were donated by the CF spouses who organized the event to the Stittsville Legion’s Building Fund.

Prior to this Valentines Dance, the Club hosted its first “All Ranks & Spouses Meet and Greet” at the Stittsville Legion Hall – another successful event. The next “All Ranks & Spouses Meet and Greet” will be held on Friday, March 22 at the Stittsville Legion Hall. Normally these Meet and Greet events will be held on the second Friday of the month but this March event is an exception, happening on the fourth Friday of March. All members of the Canadian Forces in the Stittsville and Kanata area are welcome to attend this March 22 ‘All Ranks & Spouses Meet and Greet” which will get underway at 5 p.m. but people can show up whenever they can throughout the evening. The Stittsville Legion’s lounge is becoming known as “The Best Mess in the West” so you know that you will have an enjoyable evening. Other events coming up of interest to members of the West Ottawa CF Club include the Stittsville Legion’s annual veterans dinner on Saturday, April 13 and another dance on Saturday, June 8. For more information about the annual veterans dinner, please email poppy@ rcl618.ca.

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Karaoke with Yellow Dory will be held in the downstairs lounge at the Legion Hall this Saturday, March 2 starting at 8 p.m. It promises to be an evening of fun, laughter and song. The application forms for the post-secondary education bursaries awarded by the Stittsville Legion are now available at the Legion Hall. The completed forms must be back at the Legion Hall no later than Tuesday, April 30. Bingo is played at the Legion Hall every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. Euchre is played at the Legion Hall every Tuesday

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School grade eight students Sarah Willis, left, and Isabel Borsodi, right, stand beside the school’s Free The Children display at the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Director’s Forum at St. Paul Catholic High School in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 19. starting at 1:15 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend either or both of these activities. Euchre was played at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with Shirley Pretty having the ladies high score. D.J. O’Connell was the runner-up for the ladies. Garnet Vaughn had the men’s high score, with Bill Watson placing second. Peggy Manion had the low score while Dave Faubert had the hidden score. Colleen McGillvray had the most lone hands. Door prizes were won by Chris Forbes and Norm Legault.

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EMC news - Shelly Cao is good at math. Just how good? How about the best out of 3,855 grade ten students in North America who are involved with the math program at Kumon, known as the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what she is. Kumon North America honours all students who are working above grade level with a special award. This year, for instance, the Stittsville Kumon Center had 37 students receive this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Advanced Student Honour Rollâ&#x20AC;? certificate. Each student is ranked with all other students in North America including Mexico by their school grade and the level that they have achieved at Kumon. Shelly ranked first out of 3,855 grade ten students in North America. Awesome! Merilee Clarke, a longtime instructor at the Stittsville Kumon Center and now its owner with her husband John, notes that being ranked first in North America is a huge honour for a Kumon student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a huge honour for a Kumon student and not likely one we will have here in Stittsville again,â&#x20AC;? she writes in an email. Shelly, who is 15 years old, has just completed the Kumon Math Program which includes studying grade 12 and first year university math basics. Last year she completed the Kumon Reading Program. For completing each subject, she received from Kumon North America a mantle clock engraved with her name and the date of completion of the program. On Thursday, Feb. 21, John and Merilee Clarke, instructors at the Stittsville Kumon Center, hosted a pizza party at which they presented Shelly with her second mantle clock, this one for completing the Kumon math Pro-

gram. They also presented Shelly with a framed certificate and a bouquet of flowers in honour of her achievements at Kumon. Shelly, who has studied in the Kumon program for almost five years now, is still going to be studying at Kumon, working further on her math studies by taking the advanced levels available at Kumon called the X levels. These levels allow students to choose from different mathematical fields to help in their later university studies. The Stittsville Kumon Center recently marked its 20th anniversary of helping children in the community develop their math and reading skills. The Stittsville Kumon Center was first opened 20 years ago by Bonny Junkins in the downstairs hall at St. Thomas Anglican Church. Two years later, she brought on Merilee Clarke as a teacher of the reading program. James Patrick continued the work of the original owner Bonny Junkins, developing the Kumon Center in Stittsville dedicated to the success of the children involved. Merilee Clarke and her husband John purchased the Stittsville Kumon franchise three years ago, relocating from its previous premises in the Ultramar Plaza on Stittsville Main Street to its current home at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza). Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when John became part of the Stittsville Kumon team. Founded in Japan in 1958, the Kumon after-school math and reading programs use an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase in confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. There are Kumon Centers in 47 countries around the world today.

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Aleethia Schwenger, centre, of Stittsville, who is a student at Queens University, receives a $100 donation from Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville president Carolyn Clark, left, and Rotary Club member Steve Hunter, right, after telling the Rotary Club members about the Queens University’s Rotaract Club’s El Salvador outreach initiative at the Club’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Guitarists Travis Graham, left, and Justin Orok, right, entertain at the Friday Music Evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville last Friday, Feb. 22. The pair presented a program of interpretations of jazz standards from both the near and distant past.

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The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub turns 25 John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub has been a fish and chips haven for 25 years now. And that’s why the restaurant now located at the Jackson Trails Plaza at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville is known for its famous fish and chips virtually across Canada as well as on the other side of the Atlantic. The menu has grown over the years as the restaurant marks its 25th anniversary this Friday, March 1, with salads, meat, steak and kidney pies, haggis, red pepper chicken gluten-free stir fry, burgers, sandwiches and more, but its secret of success remains its haddock prepared in a variety of ways. You can choose your batter, your tartar sauce and the fish, with the classic battered and classic breaded being the ongoing favourites. Indeed, The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub was voted to have the Ottawa area’s best fish and chips in a CTV Ottawa competition in Aug. 2011. Still a family owned and operated restaurant after 25 years, The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub had very modest beginnings in 1988 when Kathleen McConville and her brother John McConville took over a small restaurant at the Glen Cairn Plaza on Hazeldean Road in Kanata. The initial plan was for Kathleen and John and one staff member to run the restaurant while John’s wife Luciana would stay home and watch the children. They slowly changed it from its breakfast/lunch focus emphasizing hot dogs, pizza and the like to a restaurant that featured fish and chips, the traditional food of the Scottish homeland of Kathleen, Luciana and John. All three readily reveal their Scottish heritage as they all have noticeable Scottish accents. Luciana says that people think that the three of them all sound alike but she doesn’t think so herself. By September that first year, good old “word of mouth” had increased business and John and Kathleen had to recruit Luciana to help at the restaurant. And they have been together ever since, with now James Clarke, Kathleen’s son, involved and

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Luciana McConville, left, and Kathleen McConville, right, stand in front of their family owned and operated The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in business. poised to run The Glen in the coming years. Kathleen said that the initial idea was for The Glen to be a little local family neighbourhood pub, along the lines of the friendly model portrayed on the long-running television series Coronation Street. Kathleen points out that when they opened The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub, taking over from the previous restaurant operator, they did not even realize that it was located in Glen Cairn. While many assumed that The Glen was named after Glen Cairn, that was not the case. It was named The Glen after a hotel called The Glen that was familiar to John McConville. Kathleen admits that they all had to teach themselves how to run a restaurant. She says that they had no clue what was involved and in her case, she had never even poured coffee for someone. But right from the start, the plan was to have a restaurant that featured fish and chips and they slowly transformed the restaurant to this vision. This has been the restaurant’s secret of success, both initially and even today the restaurant’s fish and chips. It is all made from scratch when ordered and features, as Kathleen says, “freshness, quality and quantity.” It’s all made using John McCon-

ville’s recipe which has been the same since day one. The tartar sauce is all made at the restaurant, featuring several different flavours including traditional, hot, dill and seafood sauce. There are also flavoured batters – Cajun spice and coconut in addition to the classic battered and classic breaded ones. And for those who are health conscious, there’s also a poached fish option. The restaurant prides itself on providing good food and good service and that’s why people keep coming back. Indeed, some of today’s customers grew up going to the restaurant as children. The restaurant is family friendly that way, with a special kids’ menu. Salads are available for those who prefer fish and salad rather than fish and chips. Kathleen admits that fish and chips may sound unhealthy and greasy but points out that people return to the restaurant every week just for the fish and chips. It’s that good! “It’s quality, consistency and atmosphere – it’s a nice atmosphere here,” Kathleen says in explaining the longevity and success of The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub. “I feel we are a team here,” she adds, noting that the restaurant has a staff of about 50

now. And some of the staff is long-serving, such as June Brown with 22 years service and Celine Aris with 15 years there. Both are considered just like family now, Kathleen says. It was, of course, a big move when The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub relocated from its longtime Glen Cairn location to its current location at the Jackson Trails Plaza in Stittsville three years ago. It meant moving from premises which accommodated 120 people including a small patio to the current premises which can handle 260 diners when the 68-seat patio is included. It is also a self-standing building with lots of parking available, and with two distinct rooms, it provides flexibility. So The Glen can have one of its popular, sold-out quiz nights on one side of the restaurant while the other room can continue as a restaurant and pub with its televisions going. The two rooms also help in hosting private bookings such as christenings and weddings. There is just more space for more people. While the move has proven immensely successful, concerns over frequent bus service for staff to the site and also a lack of visibility since the building is not right at the corner of Stittsville Main

Street and Hazeldean Road do continue to present challenges for the restaurant. But customers continue to come from all over – Embrun, Perth, Brockville and more locally. The restaurant is open seven days a week and one of the family members – Kathleen, Luciana and John McConville and James Clarke – is always at the restaurant when it is open. We always try to have a familiar face on hand for customers, says Kathleen. An indication of how the restaurant’s real draw is its food rather than its pub offerings which include malts and imported beers is the fact that The Glen assumed a “no smoking” policy half a year before “no smoking” became the law and there was never any negative reaction. That’s because “people come for the food,” is Kathleen’s explanation. “It’s a destination place, The Glen,” she adds, noting that there are even times when people coming home from travelling arrive at the restaurant direct from the airport, not even having gone home first. It’s like a home away from home. Kathleen, Luciana and John are pleased that James, Kathleen’s son, will be taking over the restaurant’s operation

in time. “That’s plan A, B and C,” Kathleen says about this succession planning. She notes that James has worked in all areas of the restaurant, is great with people and can motivate staff. But even when James assumes leadership of the restaurant, Kathleen admits that she, Luciana and John will always be around, perhaps not as much hands-on as at present, but still there. One ongoing dream for the McConvilles and The Glen is to open a second location, probably in the east end of Ottawa. It all revolves around finding the right location. So far, there’s nothing definite on this front. Right now, The Glen is focused on celebrating its 25th anniversary. It will begin marking the occasion by donating a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds from the weekend of March 1st to the staff of the Cheshire Cat Restaurant and Pub which suffered a devastating fire recently. But there will be more celebrations, planned for a week in mid-July. These may include a golf tournament and week-long activities such as a patio party, entertainment by pipes and drums and more. Stay tuned! The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub is supportive of giving back to the community and supports many fundraising efforts. The restaurant itself has been a strong supporter of Friends of Hospice Ottawa, including the hosting a fundraising quiz night. Reservations for The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub can be made by calling 613836-5622 or at www.theglen. ca. The restaurant can also be found on Facebook and on twitter@theglenpub. The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub also has a take-out menu which covers a wide range of food from salads to The Glen’s famous fish to meat, steak and kidney pies to burgers and sandwiches. The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub opens every day at 11:30 a.m. It closes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays at 10 p.m. while it closes at 12 midnight on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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EMC news - Family Day at the Goulbourn Museum on Monday, Feb. 18 was just that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a day for families. Indeed, over 150 visitors, both parents and children, spent time at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners

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Special to the News EMC news - The new Stittsville Wellness centre is offering a series of regular free introductory workshops. The ďŹ rst such workshop was held last Monday, Feb. 25, dealing with eating disorders. But there are going to be more of these free introductory workshops, open to everyone on a ďŹ rst come, ďŹ rst served basis. The Stittsville Wellness centre, located at 1347 Stittsville Main Street between Holy Spirit Catholic School and the Stittsville Lions Medical Building, aims to provide a variety of mental health services under one roof with a group of individual practitioners providing professional care to clients.

The goal is to provide a wide array of mental health services offered by certiďŹ ed health professionals. These services are offered to clients of all ages, focusing on well-being from a holistic perspective. At the initial workshop on Monday, Feb. 25, topics included what is an eating disorder, nutrition, who is affected by eating disorders, why eating disorders develop and signs of eating disorders. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, almost 50 percent of individuals with an eating disorder will also meet the medical criteria for depression. Only one in ten people with an eating disorder, both men and women, will seek

and receive treatment. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why community initiatives such as this free workshop at the Stittsville Wellness centre are so important in giving people an opportunity to gain knowledge and information about eating disorders at an introductory level. The workshop provided a proactive opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how counseling can help. There will be other free workshops related to wellness coming up at Stittsville Wellness. To ďŹ nd out more, please visit the website http://www.stittsvillewellness.com/ or phone Stittsville Wellness (Rachel Vreeswijk, Hilary MacKenzie and Julie Clarke) at 613-435-9299.

EMC news - It was Borsa night at the euchre party at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Thursday, Feb. 21. Joe Borsa had the hidden score for the evening while Dawnean Borsa won the door prize. And, to top things off, Joe Borsa won one of the 50/50 draws. Now, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite an evening of winning. Six tables were played at this euchre party, with Viviane Lester placing ďŹ rst overall at the end of the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action. Jackie Ralph was second while Jean Howell was third. Larry Marlatt won the booby prize while Brenda Lee Lewis won one of the 50/50 draws (the one not won by Joe Borsa). The Stittsville District Lions Club hosts a euchre party at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville every Thursday. The doors open at 7 p.m. while play gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is most welcome to enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship playing euchre.

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Blood Services better plan the clinic and manage the time of all involved, including the donor. All blood donations at these clinics will be most appreciated because every minute of every day in Canada, someone needs blood and the only way that the blood is available when needed is through the generosity and caring of blood donors who willingly attend community blood donor clinics to donate blood. It often requires many units of blood to help just one patient. A car accident victim, for example, can need up to 50 units of blood which means 50 blood donations are needed just to help that one patient. Leukemia patients can need as many as eight units of blood a week as part of their treatment. Canadian Blood Services, which

EMC news - Two community blood donor clinics are coming up, one in Richmond and one in Stittsville. These blood donor clinics are being held by Canadian Blood Services. The first one will be held on Friday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the St. Philip Catholic Church parish hall at the corner of Fortune Street and Burke Street in Richmond. There will also be a blood donor clinic held on Wednesday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. To book an appointment at either of these community blood donor clinics, visit www.blood.ca or call 1888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-ins are welcome but booking an appointment helps Canadian

organizes these community blood donor clinics, is a national, not-forprofit charitable organization that manages the blood supply in all provinces and territories in Canada except for Quebec. A separate organization, Hema-Quebec, operates in the province of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services organizes more than 22,000 community blood donor clinics across Canada each year. It collects about 850,000 units of blood annually and then processes the blood into the components and products that are administered to thousands of patients each year through blood transfusions. Canadian Blood Services was created in 1998 as a successor to the Canadian Red Cross blood donation program and the Canadian Blood Agency.

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EMC news - The West Ottawa Soccer Club will be part of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canada Day celebrations in Stittsville. Theresa Qadri, vice-president of the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) which organizes these annual Canada Day activities in Stittsville, told the SVA executive at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14 that this year the West Ottawa Soccer Club (WOSC) had indicated that it wants to be involved in the activities. She said that the SVA and WOSC will be meeting to brain storm about how this involvement might take place but she suggested that there may be some soccer skills demonstrations and perhaps some soccer games held. The SVA committee organizing this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canada Day activities in Stittsville will be holding its first meeting soon to start the planning for the event. Mattamy Homes is providing a $5,000 grant this year and additional corporate support in the community is being sought. The Canada Day activities are once again being planned to be held on the front grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic High School adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail. A gala fireworks display will cap off the Canada Day celebrations as has become traditional. Canada Day falls on a Monday this year (Monday, July 1).

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February 25 2013 POWER OUTAGE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FRIDAY FEB. 22ND THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATE FROM HYDRO OTTAWA STAFF REGARDING THE RECENT POWER OUTAGE: Hydro Ottawa West Operations staff found evidence of a squirrel contact at Beaverbrook Substation in North Kanata. The outage at 12:07pm affected approximately 6700 customers in Kanata, Stittsville and Munster for 4 minutes. Hydro Ottawa staff has advised the approximate area of Stittsville affected was in the area of Stittsville Main Street East and Hazeldean Road area. Restoration was delayed for several more minutes while Hydro Ottawa crew waited for forestry crew working in the area to depart. Please continue to report any future power outages at your home to Hydro Ottawa staff using their Power Outage Message and Reporting phone number of 613-738-0188. When outages are ongoing and as more information comes in, staff updates this Hydro Ottawa Outage Message Reporting phone number. Residents can get those updates by calling that same number, 613-738-0188. OCTRANSPO SERVICE CHANGES Beginning Sunday, April 21, 2013 schedule changes will be made on route 96 to take into account the higher capacity of articulated buses as new double-decker busses replace 40-foot buses on some trips. These changes are in addition to the previous changes that were made in January on other routes. A new trip will be added on Route 96A from the Scotiabank Place park and ride lot late in the morning peak period, to reduce a gap in service. A new trip will be added to Route 95 in the early morning on Sundays to alleviate crowding during the late Saturday night/early Sunday morning period. For more information please visit www.octranspo.com or call 613-741-4390. PEOPLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHOICE BUSINESS AWARDS I would like to take a moment to congratulate the Kanata Chamber of Commerce on a very successful Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Business Awards event! Specifically, Rosemary Leu and the KCCA team for their organization and coordination of all the important details. I would like to congratulate all the nominees, finalists and winners in all the categories across Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west end. A big congratulations go to the winners of Goulbourn listed below: r )FBMUI  8FMMOFTT #VTJOFTT PG UIF :FBS m 4QPUMJHIU )BJS 4UVEJP  4QB.D#FBO 3JDINPOE r 3FUBJM#VTJOFTTPGUIF:FBS/BUVSBM'PPE1BOUSZ)B[FMEFBO Road, Stittsville r 3FTUBVSBOUPGUIF:FBSm/BQPMJT$BGĂ&#x160;4UJUUTWJMMF.BJO4USFFU Stittsville r /FX #VTJOFTT PG UIF:FBS  ,VOHGV #JTUSP  $BSQ 3PBE  Stittsville r $PNNVOJUZ 4VQQPSU/PO1SPĂąU 0SHBOJ[BUJPO PG UIF :FBS  3PZBM Canadian Legion Branch 618 1481 Stittsville Main Street, Stittsville r -BSHF #VTJOFTT PG UIF :FBS  4PCFZT   )B[FMEFBO 3PBE Stittsville r 4NBMM#VTJOFTTPGUIF:FBS$PNQMFUF)PDLFZ%FWFMPQNFOU$FOUSF 145 Iber Road, Stittsville STITTSVILLE SCOUTS/GUIDES FOOD MARCH FOOD DRIVE The Stittsville Scouts and Guides will be going door to door around the community collecting food items and/or cash donations for The Stittsville Food Bank from March 4-7th 2013. Please help the Scouts and Guides by cleaning out your cupboards and donate your food items and/or cash donations. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure many of you have leftover food items from the holiday season! For further details of this food drive, please contact Kevin Chappell at kevinrobert@live.ca. DID YOU KNOW? Beldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Atlas published in 1879, gives a very personal and pointed description of the way Stittsville was developing. Today, this map would portray Old and New Stittsville. As the new century approached, the town continued to grow. Those who chose to live in Old Stittsville had quieter surroundings, away from the noise and soot of the railway station. There was also a school and church nearby. By 1885, Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population had increased to 125. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite a difference to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population of 27,000! *OGPSNBUJPOSFHBSEJOHUIFi%JE you knowâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? story was taken from the book Stittsville a Sense of Place by Barbara Bottriell, 1998

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EMC sports - The Stittsville Royals are on the cliff, only one more loss from falling to a season ending playoff series loss to the Perth Blue Wings. The Royals have lost the ďŹ rst three games of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League best of seven Valley Division ďŹ rst round playoff series. One more loss and the series â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be over for the Royals. The series began on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Perth where the hometown Blue Wings skated to a 5-3 victory over the Royals. But it took a four goal outburst in the ďŹ nal period to overcome a 3-1 Stittsville lead and give the Blue Wings the victory. The Blue Wings peppered 24 shots at Royals goalie Karsten Pankhurst in this third period alone, more than half of the 45 shots which they directed at the Royals goal during the game. The Royals had 38 shots at the Perth net in the game. The Royals led 1-0 after the ďŹ rst period thanks to a goal by Alex Hulford, assisted by Ryan Dube and Michael Kalyn.

After Perth tied it up 1-1 about midway in the second period, the Royals struck for two quick goals to take a 3-1 lead going into the third period. Alex Hulford, with his second goal of the game, and Jordan Bosley scored for the Royals in this second period. Assists went to Michael Di Bello, Kevin Groulx, Brandon Lee and Mitch Kerwin. But in the third period, the Blue Wings tied it up 3-3 just after the three minute mark and then added two more goals as the period went on to win by a 5-3 margin. Following this series opening loss, it was back home for the Stittsville Royals for the second game of the series last Friday, Feb. 22 at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road. The visiting Blue Wings led all the way in this game, building up a 4-0 lead before the Royals got on the board later in the second period. It was 1-0 for Perth after the opening period and 4-0 for Perth after less than 13 minutes of play in the second period before the Royals tallied twice before the end of the period to close the gap to 4-2 heading into the third period.

But in this third period, Perth scored two goals before the Royals notched a goal late in the period, with the game ending 6-3 in favour of Perth. Scoring for the Royals in this game were Tim McDonnell, Alex Hulford and Mac Howie. Earning assists were Nate Blenkarn, Kevin Groulx, Brandon Lee and Alex Bouchey. The Royals outshot the Blue Wings in this game, directing 44 shots at the Perth net while Perth had 35 shots at the Royals net. Now down two games to none in the series, the scene shifted back to Perth for a game last Saturday, Feb. 23. Perth erupted for ďŹ ve goals in the ďŹ rst period, taking a 5-1 lead into the second period which ended up scoreless. Both teams added one goal in the third period to make the ďŹ nal score 6-2 for the hometown Blue Wings. Mac Howie scored both of the goals in this game for the Royals. Earning assists were Steve Genier, Kevin Groulx, Steven Plescia and Alex Bouchey. Stittsville outshot the Blue Wings in this game, directing 34 shots at the Perth net. Perth responded with 30 shots at the Stittsville goal.

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EMC sports - A last minute goal in the third period that broke a 3-3 tie kept the Stittsville Royals hopes alive in their Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League playoff series against the Perth Blue Wings last Monday. Down three games to none

going into the game, the Royals peppered the Perth goal with 54 shots in the game on their way to the 4-3 victory. Perth had 29 shots at the Stittsville net. It was a goal by Alex Bouchey at the 19:22 mark of the third period that broke the 3-3 tie and gave the Royals

the win. Other Royals goals in the game were scored by Mac Howie, Jordan Bosley and Matt Kadolph. Earning assists were Adam Morton, Michael Di Bello, Jake Oliver, Ryan Dube, Mac Howie and Matt Kadolph. It was 2-2 after the ďŹ rst period and 3-3 after the second period before the Roy-

als scored the only goal of the third period to win 4-3. The series continued on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Perth. If a sixth game is needed, it will be played on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Stittsville. A deciding game, if needed, will be played on Sunday, March 3 in Perth.

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Travelling the world without leaving Stittsville Special to the News

EMC news - Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers got to visit ten countries around the world without ever leaving Stittsville. It was all part of a Girl Guide event called “Guiding Around the World” which happened on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19 in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. This was a special event involving members of the various branches of Girl Guides of Canada, all in keeping with a tradition of taking part in such special events during World Thinking Day, an annual celebration observed by all Girl Guide members. Two hundred girls and their Guiders from Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Jock River and Kanata North took part in this “Guiding Around the World” event. Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers got to tour the world without ever leaving the hall. They visited ten stations, each representing a specific country. The ten countries included Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Afghanistan. At each station or country, the girls experienced traditional costumes, games, music, art and stories and learned what Guiding is like in that particular country.

Each girl had a “guiding” passport which was stamped at each country visited. In keeping with Guiding tradition, each participant in this event will receive a crest that can be sewn on her camp blanket. The whole idea behind this “Guiding Around the World” event is to have fun by enabling the participants to experience and to become aware of the world around them as portrayed by the ten countries visited. The event was organized by the 1st West Ottawa Wanderers Trefoil Guild, also known as the WOW Trefoil Guild. Members of the Guild are Guiders over the age of 30 who may not be able to make a weekly commitment to Guiding but are still very much involved in the Guiding community at various levels. The Guild members not only hosted the event but also shared their love of Guiding and travel with the participants. World Thinking Day, formerly just Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on Feb. 22 by all Girl Guides not only in Canada but around the world, including not only Guide organizations but also Scout groups as well. It is meant to be a day when Guides think about their fellow Guiding sisters in all the countries of the world in addition to thinking about the meaning of Guiding

and its global impact. Most recently the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has selected an important international issue as the theme for each year’s World Thinking Day and has selected a focus country from

each of the Association’s five world regions. Girl Guides use World Thinking Day as an opportunity to study and to appreciate other countries and cultures while increasing awareness and sensitivity on global con-

cerns. Feb. 22 was chosen as World Thinking Day because it was the birthday of Scout-

ing and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and of his wife Olave Baden-Powell, who was World Chief Guide.

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Ashley Smith of the 12th Stittsville Guides holds a brass bell at the Thailand display at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Victoria Phelan of the 12th Stittsville Brownies looks at a small drum at the Thailand display at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Guider Heather Hamman, right, places a series of decorative rings around the neck of Emily Toswell, left, of the 2nd Munster Guides at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19. These rings are worn by woman in Thailand.

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Anne Richard, left, stamps the “passport” of Katie Wilcox, right, of the 2nd Munster Guides at the New Zealand display at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Lined up, waiting to get their “passports” stamped as they visit the Switzerland table JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19 are, from left, Eleanor Reynaud, right, shows a book about Egypt to Amalie St-Amant, centre, of the Rachel Charles of the 4th Richmond Brownies; Sabine Duknic of the 1st Munster Brownies, 12th Stittsville Guides and to Lee Ann Racine, left, Guider with the 12th Stittsville Sparks, behind Rachel; Amelia Heckman of the 4th Richmond Brownies; and Alaina Dunn of the at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 4th Richmond Brownies.

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

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even if the snow came down in buckets, she was going into Renfrew in the morning and yes, I could go with her. The old Model T had long since been up on blocks in the drive shed, so Queenie would be hitched to the cutter for the 20 kilometre trip into town. Mother’s peddling eggs, butter and chickens waned during the winter, but that day, under piles of blankets, she was prepared to visit her warm-weather customers so that she could have what was called “egg money” back then, because there were things she needed. She had written out a list and we dressed like mummies, with hot bricks at our feet. We set out, just Mother and me, for the long cold trip into Renfrew. Queenie’s breath seemed to freeze in the air and the cutter bit deep into the snow along Northcote Side Road, but the fur rug, wrapped tight to our chins, kept us warm. Mother was in much better spirits than she had been all week, for which I was grateful. We headed right for Walker’s Store after

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Mother got rid of the chickens, butter and eggs, and her little change purse bulged with coins from her sales. She seemed to know exactly what she was looking for and we headed to the back of the store, pausing for a few seconds on the big iron grate in the middle of the store where heat from the coal furnace puffed up warm air. Here was where the bolts of materials were stored, on long shelves, like books in a library. Mother said she was there to look at the Dan River cottons. The sales clerk pulled the first pile down off the shelf and Mother asked if she wouldn’t mind bringing down the pile next to it. I knew exactly what she was looking for. This pile had several bolts of Dan River plaids in glorious mauve and pink colours, the colours of spring. Mother lifted one bolt off the pile and put it to her nose. She inhaled as if she was smelling a bouquet of roses. “It’s 19 cents a yard this week,” the sales clerk said, and I knew she was wondering if Mother could spare such a portly sum. She could indeed. Hadn’t we just sold a cutter full of chickens, butter and eggs? We left the store with four pieces of Dan River cotton all in the palest of colours, and even though they had been put into a Walker’s

Store paper bag, I could smell the sweetness of the new material as I carried the parcel back to the cutter. After a stop at the drug store, we headed back to the farm and I sat huddled under the fur rug with the parcel of material clutched tight to my chest. After supper, all of us sat around the big pine table, with the exception of Father who was in his usual spot in front of the Findlay Oval, and Mother took out the pieces of Dan River cotton and spread them out before her. They would become house dresses, and blouses for Audrey and me, and would provide many an hour of work for Mother, who would do her magic on the old treadle Singer sewing machine. Before it was bedtime, we could hear the wind picking up outside and the back door shuddered with the storm’s onset. Father put a log as long as a broom handle into the stove and Audrey, without being asked, rolled up two small braided rugs and put them at the bottoms of the doors leading outside and into the summer kitchen. The kitchen was as warm as we could make it. So Father was right. The back of winter had not been broken -- there was more to come. As the storm raged outside, Mother let out a deep sigh and rubbed her hands over the new pieces of Dan River cotton.

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Mushroom foccacia makes a great snack EMC lifestyle - Foccacia is an Italian flat bread like pizza, but without the sauce and the dough is thicker. It makes great snacks or serves as an accompaniment to soups or salads. Preparation time: 15 minutes Rising time: 45 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients 500 g (1 lb) pizza dough or frozen bread dough, thawed 45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil, divided 340 g (3/4 lb) fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced - you can use a mixture of white, crimini, portabella, shiitake and oyster mushrooms 250 ml (1 cup) thinly sliced red or sweet onion 7 ml (1 1/2 tsp) dried oregano or Italian mixed herbs 1 clove garlic, minced 8 black olives, pitted and sliced (optional) Coarsely ground black pepper to taste 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated Parmesan cheese Preparation Lightly grease a baking sheet and place dough on it. With floured hands, press out the dough into a 27 by 17-centimetre (11-by-7 inch) oval. Brush with 10 ml (2 tsp) of the oil and let rise in a warm place for 45- 60 minutes.

(To create a warm place for dough to rise, turn oven on to 100 C (200 F) for one minute, then turn it off and place the dough inside the warm oven.) Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in large skillet. Sauté the mushrooms and onions for four minutes or until moisture has evaporated. Add the oregano and garlic, cook for one additional minute. Let cool slightly. With thumb or end of wooden spoon make dimpled surface on the foccacia and top with the mushroom mixture, pressing lightly into dough. Top with olives if you’re using them, as well as the black pepper and Parmesan. Bake at 200 C (400 F) for 20 to 25 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned and crisp. Cool slightly on wire rack. Cut in wedges or slices to serve. Makes 12 pieces Tips: Prepare your own dough using half whole wheat flour to make it more nutritious. Kalamata or Nicoise olives cured in oil or brine are more flavourful than canned olives. Variations: Crumble goat cheese on top of baked foccacia and return to warm to melt. Pass herb or spiced flavoured oil to drizzle on as desired. For more delicious recipe ideas visit Mushrooms Canada at www.mushrooms.ca.

Spaghetti supper time in Munster Special to the News

EMC news - Spaghetti time in Munster is here! Munster United Church is holding its annual spaghetti supper this Saturday, March 2 and everyone is welcome to attend.

The menu will include spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread, pies, cake, coffee and tea – now that’s quite a great sounding meal. The spaghetti supper will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the basement hall at the Munster United Church on Saturday, March 2.

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Afghanistan in Stittsville Guide Maggie Gattrell, wearing an Afghanistan women’ hat, is with Brigitte Trau, right, of the 1st West Ottawa Wanderers Trefoil Guild who is dressed in authentic Afghanistan clothing at the “Guiding Around the World” event in Stittsville on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Mounties goalie Meghan Corley-Byrne shines Special to the News

EMC sports - A standout game by goalie Meghan Corley-Byrne of Stittsville meant that the Mount Allison Mounties defeated the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers 2-1 in Atlantic University Sport womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey championship playoff action on Friday, Feb. 22. Meghan Corley-Byrne put on quite a show in nets for the Mount Allison Mounties to allow the Mounties to defeat the Panthers. The fifth-year goalie stopped 42 shots in the game, with several of the stops being of the spectacular variety as the Panthers peppered the Mount Allison net with all kinds of shots during the game including 16 shots in both the second period and again in the third period. The Mounties had taken a 2-1 lead in the game in the third period but then the Mounties clung to this one goal advantage for the rest of the period, thanks in large part to a number of game-saving stops by Corley-Byrne. A highlight of the game came in the second period when Meghan Corley-Byrne made a spectacular sliding save on a three-on-zero rush by the Panthers. For her play in this game, Corley-Byrne was named as Mount Allisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s player of the game. This was the second game in a row in which she

received this honour. Although the Mounties won this game in the Atlantic University Sport womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey championships being played in Sackville, New Brunswick, the home of Mount Allison University, an earlier 3-1 loss to St. Francis Xavier University eliminated the Mounties from advancing to the championship game. This game also saw an outstanding performance by goalie Meghan Corley-Byrne of the Mount Allison Mounties who were outshot 3812 in the game. But Corley-Byrne made several highlight reel stops during the game including three spectacular saves on the penalty kill in the second period. In the second period alone, the Mounties were outshot 16-5 by the X-Women. But Corley-Byrne was spectacular in the Mountiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; net during this onslaught, including making several saves from in close action. The game winning goal for the St. Francis Xavier University W-Women was scored on a power play while the X-Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third goal was scored into an empty net with just over one minute left in the game. Meghan Corley-Byrne is a graduate of South Carleton High School in Richmond where she played for the girls hockey team.

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Sara Kalijuvee of the St. Francis Xavier University X-Women womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey team bears down on Mount Allison University Mounties goalie Meghan Corley-Byrne of Stittsville in Atlantic University Sport womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey championship playoff action in Sackville, New Brunswick on Thursday, Feb. 21.

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The Bell Warriors Football Club is hosting winter workouts for boys and girls aged 8 through 14 at the Oz Dome on Westbrook Road

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March 7th from 6:30-8:30pm at the St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church 20 Young Road in Kanata

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Stittsville Legion wins People’s Choice Business Award OPEN HOUSE SUN MARCH 3RD 1-3PM

Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also get it to “take out.” Everyone is welcome. British singer Simon Clark put on a fabulous show at the Legion Hall. He had everyone singing along and dancing. Patricia Royal, the Provincial Service Officer, will be visiting the Stittsville Legion during the week of March 4. Anyone needing to talk to her should contact the Legion at 613-8361632 or Ron Currie at 613-836-7126. Line dancing is coming back with Karen Milen. Classes will resume starting on Monday, April 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A small fee will be charged. The next Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs lounge at the legion Hall. Pool is played at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street on Sundays at 1 p.m. You do not have to be a Legion member to participate. For more information, please email Fred Appel at appelpit@rogers.com.

The Stittsville Legion has received the People’s Choice Business Award presented by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce in the category of Best Community Supported/Non-Profit Group in Goulbourn. The selection was done by online voting following a nomination process which saw the Stittsville Legion nominated in this category. The Stittsville Legion has worked in the Stittsville community for over 40 years since its founding in 1969. The Stittsville Legion is seeking new members and expects to initiate more new members at upcoming general meetings. For information about Legion membership and its benefits and requirements, please email the Stittsville Legion’s membership chair Lynn Chenier at membership@rcl618.ca. On Fridays, there is a lunch served at the Stittsville Legion

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FIREWOOD ALL CLEANED DRY SEASONED hardwood, (Hard Maple), cut and split. Free delivery. Kindling available. Call today 613-229-7533.

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AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum siding painting. *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475 GARAGE SALE

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.

BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING CHRONICLE DIAMOND AWARD WINNER 2009, 2010 & 2011 Saturn Accounting Services 613-832-4699

Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5.

FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM apartment Arnprior, gorgeous, renovated, hardwood, appliances, window treatments, heat, water, and parking included. Many extras, quiet, secure, non-smoking, pet-free building. $800 Call 613296-4521 Carleton Place, bachelor suite, second floor apartment, $550/ month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798.

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co. BONNECHERE VALLEY FORESTRY looking for bush lot owners interested in having their timber cut. Estimates free, referrals given upon request. Rene Mousseau, Proprietor, Call weekdays 7-8 pm, 613-4337048 and weekends anytime 613-628-3317 Carpentry, Repairs, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-832-2540

COMMERCIAL RENT Iber Rd., Kanata. Approx. 1000-3000 sq.ft. Some training and office space, some industrial. Bill 613-223-0798.

House for Rent. Located 2935 Highway 43 in Kemptville. Riverfront and Highway Front location. Ideal for home based business or small family. Please call 613-296-6018. Semi-detached 3 bedroom home for rent. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, pets welcome $900 plus utilities, available immediately. Call 613-297-4888 Very large 2 bedroom apartment, very clean, recently renovated, lots of storage. Parking, laundry on site, secure entrance way, available April 1st. First and last, call 613-304-2377

FOR SALE Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). www.scoutenwhitecedar.ca (613)283-3629. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866652-6837 www.thecoverguy.

HELP WANTED AZ DRIVERS Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. DEDICATED lanes; LIFESTYLE fleet with WEEKENDS OFF: INTRA-CANADA or INTERNATIONAL.O/O and LEASE opportunities. Join our Success.Call 1-855-818-7977 www.celadoncanada.com Busy Herb Business Requires Part Time Gardening & Harvesting Help, Near Kinburn Sideroad & Stonecrest Rd. Must have gardening experience, be self-reliant for transportation. Students welcome. Non-smoker. Send resume to Judyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Organic Herbs: herbs@earthmedicine.ca 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 Exel Contracting- Positions available for commercial landscape construction, grounds maintenance & snow removal include: Forepersons, Labourers, Truck Drivers & Equipment Operators. Full time & seasonal positions. Email resume to info@exelcontracting.ca or fax (613)831-2794. No phone calls please.

Green Papaya Restaurant 246 Queen Ottawa, needs Experienced Thai Cook. Starting salary at $15 per hour. Send resume to vagobuyan@gmail.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/ HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establish-ments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Re-quired. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com Help Wanted to care for 74 year old husband with Lewy Body Dementia. Experience, references required. Call Kate 613-271-7444. Labourers and form setters required for concrete structures construction. Vehicle required. Fax or email resume: (613)2534658, or info@greyleith.com Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Medical Receptionist required part-time for busy family practise. Drop off resume at 204 99 Kakulu Road, Kanata. P/T General Handyman & P/T Painter required immediately to provide home maintenance & repair services in Kanata-Stittsville & Barrhaven areas. Ideal for retired/semi-retired, organized, conscientious and people friendly. Basic tools and reliable vehicle required. Good compensation & flexible hours. Apply to handymanplus@ourgoldenyears.ca or fax 613-836-0499. Well Established Electrical Contractor has an opening for a 309a or 309c Electrician for Residential type work in West End of Ottawa. Please note that ONLY LICENSED applicants will be considered. Competitive wages and benefits. Must have own hand tools, transportation and valid driving license. Please forward resume to ttjlanglois@ hotmail.com

Flat Roofers and Labourers Needed. Looking for experienced Flat Roofers, labourers and DZ Licensed driver (also willing to work on the roof). Wages will depend on experience. Starting end of March. Please call 613-926-3214. Full time person to work at Copy Expert in Kanata. Email resume: icrampton@corporate.on.ca

Territory Sales Representative Direct Target Promotions, (www.dtarget.com) Established in 1989 is the largest Canadian Publisher of Direct Mail Publications with over 35 million copies printed annually in the greater Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and Ottawa areas. We require an ambitious, self-motivated, team player with outstanding communication & interpersonal skills to participate in our growth and expansion into the Ottawa regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market. The ideal candidate would have more than 3 years experience in advertising sales or similar. Strong skills at developing new accounts and maintaining existing accounts with proven professional sales techniques are essential. The successful candidate will enjoy a rewarding career & excellent compensation package of salary, expenses and incentives. Car is a must. Email resume to: tg@dtarget.com Yard person/driver. Class A li-cence, working in yard and de-liveries. Full time. Cut Rite Construction, Carp Rd. 613831-7676.

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

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PETS German Rottweiler puppies. CKC registered for sale. We have both male and females available. Born Dec. 8, ready to go. Tails and dew claws removed. Vet inspected, puppy starter kit and mircrochipped. Both parents on site. 613-267-4337 for more info. Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get your

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Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, February 27th from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. A Service to honour and remember the life of Mitzi Murray was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel at 8 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Cremation followed. A reception was held in the Pilon Family Reception Centre after the service. In memory of Mitzi, a donation to the Arnprior Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

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Suddenly at home on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Anna Elizabeth (Bond). Loving father of Sharon Shouldice (the late John), Doug (Suzanne), Daryl (Lori), Jeff (Marla), Janice Kalil (Brian), Tammy and Chris (Melanie). Also fondly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Stewart and Olive Murray of Stittsville, ON and brother of the late Hugh, Viola, Verner and Jimmy. A special thank you to Doctor Bowles for his kind care and to Mamadou & CCAC for their care and support.

Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, February 23rd, 2013 following a brief illness. Mitzi Murray of Arnprior at the age of 90 years. Dear daughter of the late Parker Hollington and the late Isobel Cameron. Beloved wife of the late Kevin Murray (1974). Also predeceased by her very dear friend, Walter Flegal (2000). Dearly loved mother of Marylou Murray of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Mike Murray (Sandra Minnie) of Ottawa. Predeceased by her only grandson, Timothy. Mitzi will also be missed by the Flegal family of Arnprior who so willingly accepted her as part of their family.

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We are seeking a full time Controller to manage all company accounting and information technology. The individual will be a team player, be able to work to strict deadlines and have good problem solving skills.

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

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(Posting No. LL2013-004) MANDATE: As a member of the Recreation/Leisure team, and under the direction of the Client Services Manager, the Recreation/Leisure staff participates in the provision of a comprehensive Recreation and Leisure Program for residents in the Long Term Care facility. The recreation staff assists residents to achieve optimum physical, mental and social functioning by providing varied, adapted, group and individualized programs. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at www.lanarkcounty.ca Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your rĂŠsumĂŠ.

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The successful candidate will possess a current CertiďŹ cate of QualiďŹ cation (C of Q) as a Construction and Maintenance Industrial Electrician (Master Electrician) with a minimum of 5 years related experience. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for the safe and effective use of the tools and equipment used in the electrical trade. Knowledge of Public Building, Fire and Safety Codes, knowledge of the application and purpose of preventive maintenance systems, ability to work under minimum supervision, computer knowledge are required. The Building Environmental Systems Operation CertiďŹ cate from a recognized Community College would be an asset. The successful candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated superior communication and people skills and have demonstrated experience in maintaining a positive working relationship with personnel, valid driver=s licence, the ability to do 24 hour call, respond to hospital within 20-30 minutes, and ability to work various shifts as required. Interested applicants must participate in a pre-screening electrical test.

Lending support team leader needed Customer Service Manager, Kanata or Casselman (bilingual, file 335-12/13) Coach and mentor staff on administrative operations, computer systems and reporting functions. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll manage a diverse workload that includes strategic resource planning, administration of complex loans, personnel evaluations and confidential support for the Director. You have a degree in administration or business, a proven track record in agricultural or commercial financial services, and at least three years of experience (or equivalent). Knowledge of marketing, sales and the agriculture industry is a plus. Fluency in both official languages is required. Closes March 11, 2013.

Lending and administration skills needed Customer Service Representative, Kanata (bilingual, one-year term, file 336-12/13) Support a sales team offering financing products to local producers and agribusinesses. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll build relationships with customers, help prepare loan documents and perform administrative tasks. You love agriculture, are well organized and understand accounting, legal documentation requirements and standard office software. You have a certificate in administration and at least two years of related experience (or equivalent). Fluency in both official languages is required. Closes March 11, 2013. About us Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a federal Crown corporation and Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading agriculture lender. Our healthy portfolio, passion for the industry and reputation as one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top employers help us attract professionals in agriculture, lending and just about everything in between. We offer financing, insurance, software, learning programs, and other business services to producers, agribusiness owners and agri-food entrepreneurs across the country. Does this sound like the workplace youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for? Visit www.fcc.ca/careers to apply.

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The successful candidate will provide general labour duties and assist other members of the Environmental Services Department as required and participate as a member of the Hospital Fire Response team. Performs work in accordance with applicable provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, professional standards and guidelines, and Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital corporate and departmental Policies and Procedures. QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by March 14, 2013 at 4 P.M. in conďŹ dence to: The Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia Street West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9 Email â&#x20AC;&#x201C; amclean@psfdh.on.ca Fax - (613) 283-0520 Telephone - (613) 283-2330 Ext. 1132 Website - www.psfdh.on.ca

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Reporting to the Manager of Plant & Maintenance Services, the Environmental Assistance 3 (Electrician), Installs, monitors, maintains and repairs a wide variety of electrical equipment, components and items (commercial dietary equipment, nurse call systems, etc). The Environmental Assistant 3 is responsible for the preventive maintenance of all electrical equipment and infrastructure throughout the Hospitals. Participate in the TQM process as a team member in assessing quality and making recommendations for improvement.

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VEHICLES Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

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74 acre Perth area; retreat or hobby farm. Unique quality 3 bedroom, like new spacious bungalow, barn. Many mature trees, great privacy. $189,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)4491668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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

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PSWs REQUIRED Ottawa West Community Support is currently hiring PSWs to work with frail seniors in our Respite/ Personal Care Program. Ability to travel between clients in West End Ottawa is essential (includes Kanata, Stittsville). PSW, HCA, HSW II perferred. Please forward resume to info@owcs.ca or fax to 613-728-3718 Attn: Respite/Personal Care Program

Leonard & Doris Lesway

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Is seeking applications from responsible and mature individuals for the position of Night time Custodian.

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

We are looking for skilled ASSEMBLERS with experience in soldering and microscope assembly. Hypernetics offers excellent benefits, working conditions and hours, in a modern facility located in Arnprior. Please submit your resume to: Hypernetics, a division of Plaintree Systems Inc Attention: Human Resources 10 Didak Drive Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C3 Fax: 613-623-4647 hr@plaintree.com

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: john.curry@metroland.com Munster United Church on Munster Road in Munster is holding its annual spaghetti supper on Saturday, March 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread, pies, cake, coffee and tea. Everyone welcome.

The March meeting of the Richmond Village Association will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the basement hall at St. Paul’s United Church on McBean Street in Richmond. Everyone welcome to attend.

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 www.cbcstittsville.com. For more information, please contact the Community Bible Church office at 613-836-2606.

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.

The fifth annual Music Trivia Night hosted by the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Legion Hall on Ottawa Street in Richmond. Teams of four to six players welcome. One hundred music trivia questions. Singles or couples welcome as you will be placed on a team. Tickets at $18 each include snacks during the evening and tea or coffee and cookies at the end of the evening. Door prizes. Tickets available in advance only by phoning Elizabeth at 613-838-6078 or Charlotte at 613-825-3357. “Karaoke” with Yellow Dory will be held on Saturday, March 2 starting at 8 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of fun and song. A March Hares & Mad Hatters program for youngsters aged 4 to 11 is being held on Sunday, March 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners. Wear a crazy hat and wacky “Wonderland” style clothing. Family craft day. Make a mad hat the Wonderland way. Have fun with a bunny craft. $3 per child registration fee. Parents can drop in at any time between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. with their children but must stay with the children while they made the mad hat and bunny craft. To register, call the Museum at 613-831-2393 or email education@goulbournmuseum.ca. A town hall meeting for feedback about the two year pilot project involving the competitive RWC Crusaders program of the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) and the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association (WCMHA) will be held on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena hall in Stittsville. There will be a presentation on the RWC Crusaders program followed by a question and answer period. All parents with players in the RMMHA, WCMHA and RWC Crusaders competitive programs are urged to attend.

A “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” session will be held on Monday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Bible Church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. All seniors are welcome to attend this free event. Enjoy coffee and home baked sweets. Hear a presentation by physiotherapist Michelle Bezanson on safety in the home, fall prevention and fitness. For more information, check the website www.cbcstittsville.com or call 613-836-2606. A March Break camp “Camp Curator” will be held from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners. Youngsters will get curator kits, don lab coats and gloves and get to unearth the mysteries of museum work during this weeklong, half day camp geared to children aged 7 to 11 years. $125 per child registration fee. Snacks provided. For more information or to register, email education@goulbournmuseum.ca or call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393. A St. Patrick’s Stew Supper will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Adults, $12; children aged 6 to 12, $8; children under age 6, free. Everyonw eelcome. Advance tickets available at the church office. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. A community blood donor clinic hosted by Canadian Blood Services will be held on Friday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish hall at St. Philip Catholic Church at the corner of Burke Street and Cockburn Street in Richmond. To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca. 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. in the Seniors Room off the main lobby 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. The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville is hosting a Lenten Mary’s Way of the Cross at Holy Spirit Church on Shea Road in Stittsville on Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Way of the Cross will be expressed through the eyes of Mary, Jesus’ mother. After the Way of the Cross, everyone will be able to enjoy a simple poverty meal. Free will donations in support of the Shepherds of Good Hope will be accepted. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please phone 613-432-9283 or email loisandleonard@bell.net. 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.bellwarriors.ca or email president@bellwarriors.ca. A community blood donor clinic hosted by Canadian Blood Services will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca. 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 library’s InfoService at 613-580-2940 or email InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. A free winter movie night hosted by Stittsville’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. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring chairs and blankets. Snacks and drinks available. The annual Veterans Dinner hosted by the Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion will take place on Saturday, April 13 at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. All veterans, war brides, current Canadian Forces members, retired Canadian Forces members, and serving and retired Allied Forces personnel in the west end of Ottawa are welcome to attend. Complimentary dinner. Ten piece band, bagpiper and local Cadets as servers. RSVP’s required. Act quickly as this dinner fills up fast. Contact Christine Philipson at c.philipson@ sympatico.ca. The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road in Stittsville is holding its annual Women’s Breakfast on Saturday, April 20 in the parish hall. Guest speaker will be Mme. Chantal Beauvais, the first lay and female Rector of St. Paul University in Ottawa who will speak about the Year of Faith. For more information, please call Lois Desjardine at 613432-9283 or via email at loisandleonard@bell.net. 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. in the Seniors Room off the main lobby at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) in Richmond. $5 registration fee. Use the barcode number 842194 when registering on the city of Ottawa’s website.

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The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and The Junior Jubilees will present their spring concert “Alphabet Soup” on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church in Kanata.

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EMC news - A March Break camp focused on the arts and handiwork is being held at the Ottawa Waldorf School in Stittsville. Running from Monday, March 18 through to Friday, March 22, the camp will be run by Mariann Hegedus and Magdelena Toth. Running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the camp will be geared for

youngsters ages 6 to 13. The cost will be $220 per child for the week. The program will include watercolours, finger knitting, weaving and wet felting. For more information, please call Mariann at 613440-1816. Registration can take place through the office at the Ottawa Waldorf School in Stittsville.


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