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News - When six-year-old Bridget Rose Zavitske smiles, she lights up the room. It’s a contagious grin, belying her sweet and loving nature to those around her. She loves to dance, to draw, to play hockey and soccer. She loves animals of all types, her friends and the colour red. She just graduated senior kindergarten at Stonecrest Elementary where her favorite subject is gym. And yet she manages to accomplish it all with Stage IV Wilm’s tumor. This cancer typically occurs in young children and effects the kidneys. It has cost Bridget her left kidney. It has also spread to her lungs and lymph nodes. It spread quickly. On June 17, the family rushed to CHEO’s ER and three days and a whirlwind of tests later, Bridget was on the operating table. Two weeks after that, she started chemotherapy and radiation.
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Six-year-old Bridget Rose Zavitske receives her cancer treatment at CHEO in Ottawa. Despite losing a kidney, she remains in high spirits and enjoys the hospital playroom. Supporters from many Valley communities are behind her.
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News – There is talk on Parliament Hill of Gordon O’Connor’s future both in cabinet and in electoral
politics, but he isn’t commenting on any of it. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to shuffle his cabinet during the summer recess in a bid to rejuvenate the party and bolster slump-
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ing poll numbers. Among those said to be on the way out is Minister of State and Chief Government Whip O’Connor. One reason offered is that he may not seek re-election; therefore the timing is ripe to bring greater
exposure to another caucus member. The Carleton-Mississippi Mills Member of Parliament was first elected in 2004, so with more than eight years under his belt he qualifies for the lucrative MP pension plan. He is also 74 years old. But according to one long-time supporter, city councillor Allan Hubley, O’Connor wouldn’t step down because of his age. See O’CONNOR, page 19
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“She has been pretty sick from that,” said her mother Christy McNeely Zavitske. “We are hoping the sickness doesn’t last. We hear the first few weeks of chemo are the worst.” Bridget doesn’t let her illness doesn’t define her. “A week from her surgery date she was at her soccer game cheering on her team,” said McNeely Zavitske. “I was stressing out making sure she sat still.” Her strength and tenacity has allowed her to
return to her home in Dunrobin much sooner than doctors anticipated. This is to everybody’s relief. Her siblings, Maddy, 16, Stella, 7, and Miller, 2-and-a-half, were extremely concerned and were acutely anxious to see the youngest daughter home. They were overjoyed to have her back. The family is very close. “We come from very close families,” said McNeely Zavitske. “My family is from Carleton Place and Dave’s (Bridget’s father) is from Renfrew.”
This closeness has been demonstrated by their community’s unwavering support. Nicknamed Bridget’s Army, friends, family, random strangers and local businesses have come out of the woodwork to give their support. “I honestly can’t believe the support we have received from family, friends and total strangers,” said Bridget’s mother. They’ve organized a food drive, school and community groups have sent the family monetary gifts as well as presents for Bridget. Family friend Jennifer Facchin has created a team of runners, named Bridget’s Brigades, who will be running 100KM from Ottawa to Montebello for the Relay to End Kids Cancer on Oct. 5.
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The entire family composed of Maddy, 16, Stella, 7, and Miller, 2-and-a-half as well as parents Christy McNeely Zavitske and Dave Zavitske are ecstatic to see Bridget Rose come home early from the hospital. They are receiving support from their community who they nicknamed Bridget’s Army. hospital she received hundreds and hundreds of emails and photos. Seeing all these kind words and pictures of friends kept her spirits up during the worst of it. “The gifts, and cards and flowers, from her school friends, dance school friends, family, old friends of ours, and complete strangers, really made her so happy,” said her mother. Bridget is still very much a little girl and it can be difficult to manage Bridget’s youthful exuberance and medical caution. “I give her space. I am also strong for her and don’t let her take advantage of being sick,” said McNeely Zavitske. “As long as she is happy, I stay
happy. There is a tough journey ahead for Bridget and her family, but knowing she has her own army helps tremendously. “We have already received so much, much more than I would have ever imagined,” said McNeely Zavitske. “I would just like everyone to keep thinking positive thoughts for Bridget. They have definitely worked for her so far.” To follow Bridget’s progress or to help out, please visit www.gofundme.com/bridgetrose. To donate to the Bridget’s Brigade running team please visit searscanada.akaraisin. com/2013OttawaRun/bridgetrose.
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News - The cityâ€™s new wildlife strategy doesnâ€™t go far enough to protect beavers before the agriculture and rural affairs committee approved it on July 4. The city has been picking away at a wildlife strategy since early 2010, when council ordered a review following a series of issues with coyotes. Since then, a number of moose have had to be destroyed and urban sprawl has introduced suburban homes to areas that have habitats for animals like wild turkeys. Liz White, spokesperson, Ontario Wildlife Coalition, said the cityâ€™s claim that he strategy will reduce the number of beaver killed is unrealistic. She sat on the working group for the wildlife strategy but resigned in 2012 over disagreements with the policyâ€™s direction. â€œThere are no protections for beaver in the vast majority of the city of Ottawa if you pass this strategy,â€? she said. Currently, the city traps and kills around 150 beavers each year. Stow said the city could reduce the number of beavers it traps and kills by half over 10 to 15 years if it makes better use of â€œbeaver deceiversâ€? to protect culverts. The fences or other devices are used to block off the area of infrastructure like culverts, which the beavers tend to build dams around, damaging and flooding the culverts. But there is no funding in place to pay for those devices, which can cost between $200 and $2,000, depending in the type, Stow said. The strategy proposing a â€œbalanced and humane approachâ€? received little vetting from about a dozen delegates who spoke to planning committee. For the most part, they focused on deficiencies in the process used to arrive at the strategy. They called for an additional public meeting. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt urged speakers to provide substantive feedback so the committee could address if there are parts of the policy that need beefing up. There is still opportunity to make minor changes before the policy goes to council on July 17, said Nick Stow, the city planner who authored the report. He encouraged people to submit â€œconstructive feedback.â€? Stow said another public meeting wouldnâ€™t be helpful because the major issues, conflicts and solutions have been identified. Rehashing worries about beaver management, euthanasia and educational materials â€“ the most controversial elements â€“ would just be repetitive and not productive, Stow said. â€œThe biggest issue is (that) we have is people from the urban area moving into the rural area,â€? said West CarletonMarch Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. People who grew up in a rural area often have the basic knowledge and skills needed to deal with wildlife, but people from an urban area may not. The new wildlife strategy emphasizes that many human-wildlife conflicts can be prevented or solved by better understanding the dynamic. â€œMany conflicts result from carelessness or lack of knowledge of private citizens and public officials regarding the needs and behaviours of wildlife, especially urban wildlife. Property owners may inadvertently create the conditions that attract wildlife and put them at risk,â€? the proposed strategy reads.
Alastaire Henderson, a Lowertown east resident who spoke to the committee, said she felt the consultation on the strategy started out with more consideration of the effects of wildlife in urban areas as well as rural areas, but became a rural-focused issue as the project drew to a close. Iola Price, a New Edinburgh resident and wildlife biologist, agreed. â€œThe growth of trees and shrubs in urban areas â€Ś means wildlife will continue to move into the urban areas,â€? she said. El-Chantiry said the city needs to do more than simply post information on a website when it comes to informing the public about what to do when they encounter wildlife.
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Harbour Days are here again Patricia Leboeuf firstname.lastname@example.org
News â€“ If you believe that Fitzroy Harbour isnâ€™t a happening place, come pay a visit to the annual Harbour Days and be proven sorely wrong. Held this year from July 11 to 13, the decades-long tradition has grown from a simple three-pitch tournament to a veritable fun fair. â€œItâ€™s an event where we try to offer something to everybody in the community,â€? said co-organizer Kellie Shrimpton. â€œEverything for every age group from kids to seniors and everybody in between.â€? The addition of a new picnic shelter near the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre will allow for some shade while attendees enjoy the many activities such as the family night bingo on Thursday. â€œItâ€™s extra special this year because we can do the bingo rain or shine,â€? said Shrimpton. â€œItâ€™s really fun. We have prizes and treats. Kids and seniors come out to play that.â€? The activity roster grows every year. The festival is setting up its first ever bike rodeo and safety workshop, hosted by Safer Roads Ottawa. Using the rink as an arena, kids will learn safe riding methods, decorate their bicycles, enjoy several skill testing activities and receive a few extra treats. The rodeo beings at 6:15 p.m. on July 12, and concludes with a bike parade. â€œThe Ottawa Safety Council believes that by teaching children early on (through their Cycle Safe Bike Rodeos) the A-B-Câ€™s of safe riding, the 2-V-1 approach to helmet wearing, the importance of being visible and using the proper turn signals,â€? said Manager of Public Safety Education and Human Resources Kathleen Cameron in an email. â€œParents will feel more confident their children are safe when out cycling.â€? Another fun activity that is new this year is the air conditioned video game trailer. For a small fee, people of all ages will be able to stay cool and give their thumbs a workout in front of the big screen. Itâ€™s also an opportunity to just get outside, enjoy the sunshine and make some friends. â€œFitzroy is a very dynamic community and itâ€™s nice to give everybody the chance to come out,â€? said Shrimpton. â€œIt gives them something to do, see each other and socialize outside of organize sports.â€? On July 11, a softball skill clinic for kids will be held at 6 p.m., allowing the kiddies to refine their ball throwing. It will be followed by several fastball games. Simultaneously, the family outdoor bingo and the Texas Holdâ€™Em game will be held at 7 p.m. The following day, the three-pitch tournament begins at 6 p.m. while the Kidsâ€™ Bike Rodeo is held at 6:15 p.m. at the rink. A Black Light Dance, specially tailored for youth, will follow at 7:30 p.m. The new picnic shelter will
be official dedicated at 8:30 p.m., accompanied by the lyrical sounds of â€œ3â€™s a Crowd.â€? On July 13, the real fun begins with an all day kidsâ€™ fair, comprised of a fun run, ball hockey, the Cowguysâ€™ comedy, juggling and circus stunts, kidsâ€™ rides, splash machine and much more. The three-pitch tournament also continues starting at 8 a.m. The silent auction, the video game arcade, live music, social tent and a tasty barbecue is just fraction of the overall all day entertainment. Activities times and dates may fluctuate according to weather and other circumstances. For more information please contact Lisa Dolan/Adamn Brown at 613-623-8867, Debbie Baker at 613-622-5959, or Sarah Hanniman at 613-580-2424 ext. 43307.
Bay Day offers fun-filled weekend Patricia Leboeuf email@example.com
Entertainment - The summer festivities continue as more Bay Day fun rolls in just in time for the weekend. Activities for young and old will be held at the Constance Bay Community Centre as well as the nearby the Royal Canadian Legion 616 on July 12 and 13. Funds raised during the event will go towards the Sandhills Project, which will renovate the community centre. â€œThey are turning it into a leisure centre,â€? said event coordinator Penny Johnson. â€œSo we need to raise quite a bit of money. I believe that whatever we raise, the city will also help out and we can start to create this wonderful thing.â€? â€œWe donâ€™t have enough room for events,â€? she added. â€œThe community
centre is booked all the time. Itâ€™s very hard. Some people had a meeting in the change room.â€? Friday evening kicks off the weekend with a Texas Holdâ€™em poker tournament, starting at 7 p.m. At the legion, the 616 Fish and Game Club is hosting the annual Seniorsâ€™ Boat Ride. The event is free for all seniors, but reservations are needed. Contact the Sandhills Seniors at 613-8322082 or email RCL616info@cbbca. ca to guarantee a spot. POKER RUN ON SATURDAY
On July 13, the Sandhills Poker Run starts and finishes at 10 a.m. at the Point Beach with stops all over the area. There is a fee of $30 to enter and there are prizes to be won. The rest of the day will prove to be the most colourful with an old fashion Family Carnival Fun Day held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there
will be bouncy structures, all sorts of games and entertaiment, carnival treats, a big barbecue and the Cowguy and his juggling and tricks will be part of the fun. The non-profit animal rescue people from Constance Creak Wildlife Rescue and Reptiles Rock will also pay a visit to teach the young and young-at-heart about these beasties. SALSA NIGHT
The community centre will heat up with a lively Salsa Night, featuring the Caribbean flair of the Latin Breeze Band and the Venezuelan Folklore Dance Group â€œChurun Meru.â€? A tapas bar will find hungry revelers. The dance costs 10$ while the tapas bar is $5. â€œJust tons of fun,â€? said Johnson. â€œI hope to get everybody to come out.â€? More information on the Bay Days can be found at cbbca.ca/cms.
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Bay contest floats the legion’s boat and on the water.
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Lifestyle - The Royal Canadian Legion branch 616 was host to the beginning of a new era with regard to the Canada Day Flotilla in Constance Bay. After a departure from the Flotilla, in favour of a Canada Day parade, the members of the branch voted in favour of a return to the annual flotilla. It was delightful to see so many boats participate in the flotilla, which was a salute to Korean War Veteran’s. These, along with kayakers and canoe paddlers, who kept pace for as long as possible, were brightly decorated and recognised the Korean veterans while their decorations also celebrated Canada’s birthday. RCL branch 616 salutes the citizens who helped make this day so special through participation and cheering from the dock and shores. Branch 616 invites others to think ahead to next year and plan for increased participation both on shore
Seniors Boat Cruise on July 12: 616 Fish & Game Club will host the seniors on the river. Afterwards, enjoy dinner and entertainment at the branch. Tickets at the legion bar. Call Bernie for more details 613-623-6300. Everyone welcome.
Twelve decorated boats followed the Parade Marshall up to MacLaren’s Landing and back with others joining in. Kathryn and Iain Scott’s, left, took first prize. Alison and Brian Guilbeault’s second.
Sunday Breakfast: 8-11:30 a.m. Endless coffee, great prices, good company. Come up to the branch and let us cook up breakfast. Monday and Friday 2 p.m. cribbage. Wednesday: Our Charity bingo starts sharp at 7:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. You could be a winner. TGIF dinner: 5:30 p.m. in branch function suite. Open to all.
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Rollickin’ Canada Day in Constance Bay Kathryn and Iain Scott receive the top prize in the Constance Bay Legion Canada Day flotilla contest from ward councillor Eli El-Chantiry and legion president Arlene Morrow. Allison Shields and Brian Guilveault were second.
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Above: The dance floor is packed with Constance Bay legion members and some of their young charges as Gilles Arsenault belted out Canadian tunes. Left: Young Jaxson Maheral of Constance Bay has a suitable headdress for Canada Day as he wheeled around the dance floor at the Legion.
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No fanfare at city hall for targeted rezonings Laura Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org
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about changes to zoning for lots along Colonel By Drive in Old Ottawa South. Barry Hobin, a well-known local architect and owner of one of the 39 affected properties, said he was completely unaware of the proposal to limit development potential on his lot. “I have had no notice whatsoever of this event. I happened to find out by accident,” he said. “If you’re going to rezone my property, I would expect the notice.” The changes would limit new buildings to nine metres heigh instead of the current 11-m limit. Most of the homes in the area are around 7.5 m tall, but some new homes are taller. The changes also impose a heritage overlay, which restricts some redevelopment, including the size of additions on the rear of homes. “This is essentially a community that was willing to impose restrictions on itself,” Capital Coun. David Chernushenko said. Chernushenko was surprised to hear some
Correction Saturday, July 20th book signings for Ryan’s Legacy - How to Survive the Loss of Your Loved One by J.J. Southwell (Judy Cressman) are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Book Nook in Perth and at Read’s Book Shop in
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residents were unaware of the zoning study. He said he personally delivered flyers to each home and included it in his newsletters and on his website, and there were public meetings and media coverage of the issue. In the report to planning committee, Chernushenko is quoted saying the process represents “a model of community involvement.” Hobin said he didn’t understand why the city would change the rules now, given that a number of
new homes that don’t conform to the new rules have already been built along the canal. The planning committee approved a “grace period” until September 2014 for existing applications that have been filed to develop properties
under the old zoning. That seemed to satisfy planning lawyer January Cohen, who told the committee her client had already applied for a building permit after buying a lot at the corner of Leonard Street a few weeks ago. Her client was unaware of
any potential changes to the zoning, Cohen said. “We do take issue with the notice,” she said. “There were a series of meetings with a select group … and then there were public meetings.” Cohen was referring to a work-
ing group of a small group of affected residents who met regularly to discuss the zoning with Nancy Meloshe, the planning consultant hired by the city. Meloshe presented options and preferred changes at a public meeting for all residents.
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News - Targeted rezonings the city undertook to ease community concerns were not met with universal support at planning committee on June 25. The first two rezonings proposed by the city’s newly minted zoning consistency team angered some residents and confused others. Carol Vranjes, who represents the owner of one property on Greenbank Road that was rezoned, called the exercise a waste of money for the city, even though her client will benefit financially. “I know the (height) increase is a benefit to us,” she said. “(But) this can still be challenged by developers … So what has really been accomplished with the work undertaken?” Attendance at meetings leading up to the rezoning of 171, 173 and 175 Greenbank Rd. was very low, Vranjes said, because there is no plan for development there so neighbours don’t see the issue as urgent.
She urged the city to spend money on more pressing issues. The rezoning means those properties on Greenbank can be redeveloped with buildings of up to four storeys in height instead of three storeys. In response to concerns expressed by neighbours backing onto the site, the city boosted setbacks in the backyard to 10 metres instead of the usual 7.5 m. That bothered the Coptic church, which owns one of the properties and has expressed an interest in building a retirement home there. The Greenbank zoning study was instigated by the approval of a five-story, 61-unit apartment building nearby at Greenbank and Craig Henry Drive. The focused zoning study for 171, 173 and 175 Greenbank Rd. will set the stage for a larger discussion about the potential for denser development along arterial roads as the city updates its Official Plan.
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Byelections only delay inevitable
yelections are traditionally an opportunity for voters to protest public policy and punish the government. But Premier Kathleen Wynne has taken it one step further by scheduling five byelections on Aug. 1 â€“ a couple days before the start of a long weekend â€“ and in effect punishing the voters, by staging a vote during the dead of summer. The byelections were triggered by the resignations of five Liberals, including former premier Dalton McGuinty, long-time MPP of Ottawa South. The scheduling of the byelections is a little suspicious -- is the government hoping to escape the lash of the voter by staging them during a time that will attract the minimum number of people? Weâ€™re not talking about the dyed-in-wool Liberal/ Conservatives/NDP supporters, the kind who would cast their ballots in the middle of a hurricane. No, the timing of the summer byelection is aimed squarely at the balance of the electorate: the undecideds, the swing vote and, of course, the cottage country enthusiasts. In a perfect world, every Ontarian would take it as their duty to vote in every election, be they federal, provincial or municipal. But we donâ€™t live in a perfect world, and we
only need to look at the dismal turnout for the last provincial election to prove that. A byelection figures to attract a remarkably smaller crowd. When scheduling an election, a government should endeavour to hold it during a time period designed to attract the most people possible. Unfortunately, this is a truism that only holds if the government actually wants people to vote. In fact, Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to avoid an election â€“ byelection or general â€“ for as long as humanly possible. For the few months sheâ€™s been in power, the fledgling premier has been bailing water for the Good Ship Liberal, cleaning up the mess left behind by Dalton McGuinty, who resigned shortly before the government was hammered with scandals, such as the gas plant fiasco and a police investigation of the Ornge air ambulance service. Meanwhile, the electorate waits with baited and steaming breath, looking to wreak vengeance on the Liberals by cleaning house in the next general election. While we commend the political acumen of our premier, she might want to consider simply biting the bullet and holding a general election â€“ not during a civic holiday â€“ as soon as possible. To do otherwise is just delaying the inevitable.
Coming soon to a corner store near you â€“ or not
here was some excitement in the newspapers recently over the possibility of beer and wine being sold in corner stores in Ontario. This is always a big story whenever it reappears, as it always does. A good guess is that it is a big story because beer and wine are important to journalists, the people who make the decisions about whatâ€™s a big story. Itâ€™s not important because journalists like beer and wine more than the next fellow does. Itâ€™s important because journalists think it should be more important. Thereâ€™s a self-image thing at work here. Newspaper people have long had the reputation of being hard drinkers. For some reason they like that reputation, even though it has long ceased to be deserved. Once it certainly was, but these days, if you go out to lunch with five newspaper guys, the heavy drinker will be the one ordering Perrier while the others all have tap water. Anyway, beer in the corner store becomes a big story, just like the ones that say wine is good for your heart. Wishful thinking is what it is and journalists are just as capable of it as anyone else. This yearâ€™s version of the big story carried the headline â€œSousa wonâ€™t rule out store
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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town alcohol sales.â€? This is a bit of a tipoff that beer and wine in corner grocery stores isnâ€™t much closer than it ever was. When a politician is asked a question and wonâ€™t answer definitely one way or another, the journalistâ€™s last resort is to ask: â€œWould you rule it out?â€? Very few politicians dare to rule anything out completely, because they need to leave room to change their minds. So they say no, they wouldnâ€™t rule it out, and you get a headline like that. Charles Sousa, the finance minister of Ontario, told reporters that there are no plans to change the structure of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. His predecessor as finance minister turned down a request only a year ago to allow convenience stores to sell beer and wine. But then -- â€œasked repeatedly
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Wednesday whether heâ€™d allow convenience stores to sell booze, Sousa wouldnâ€™t rule it out.â€? He wouldnâ€™t rule it in either, despite being asked repeatedly, and probably for good reason. No one has come up with much in the way of justification for making the change. Customers arenâ€™t suffering from the current system. In all but the most remote areas, no one is very far away from a Beer Store or an LCBO. The main impetus for the current discussion is the Macâ€™s convenience store chain, which says it will create jobs. It might also create trouble, which is probably why previous Ontario governments havenâ€™t ruled the idea in. It is difficult enough now to keep booze out of the hands of underage drinkers and those who have had more than enough in an evening. Putting the corner store into the picture is going to increase the difficulty. Sure, the idea of creating jobs is nice, but the people in those jobs will have an unfair burden placed upon them. While employees for the LCBO and the Beer Store are wellpaid and well-trained to handle difficult situations, is it fair or realistic to ask the same of a convenience store employee, often working alone late at night?
If some greater good was involved, maybe that would be worth the risk, but it is difficult to see where the greater good is. Shorter distances, longer hours? Certainly Charles Sousaâ€™s predecessors have had difficulty seeing it. They might even think that Ontario has more urgent priorities, even if wine really is good for your heart. The only remaining question is why, given all this, Sousa is not more unequivocal on the subject. It may just be that he understands his role in the press conference games journalists play. I wouldnâ€™t rule that out.
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Shelter should let adopted cats go outside I couldn’t help noticing, while reading a letter to the editor a while back about the troubles with adopting cats from the Arnprior shelter, the similarities between that couple’s circumstances and our own. My wife and I adopted two cats from the Arnprior shelter almost two months ago. We learned from the staff there that black cats are difficult to place as fewer people want them, so we adopted two black cats called Daniel and Boo Boo (Now Blaze, due to a white mark on his chest, and Boo). We had inquired about a threelegged cat and a one-eyed cat and were at once disappointed and delighted to learn that they’d both been spoken for. We have adopted many cats over the years, three from the Arnprior Shelter about 15 years ago, and a few feral cats along the way since then. We live in a rural setting in a house just under 3,000-sq,-ft.m on a six-acre lot bounded by other large wooded lots, at the end of a cul-desac, with a long driveway, and have a library with a fireplace and comfort-
able laps and chairs where many cats have enjoyed warming up and drying off over the years. It sounded eerily similar to the ‘cat paradise’ setting described by the family who tried unsuccessfully to adopt a cat named Daniel from Arnprior. We believe in letting cats be cats. Just as it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, we believe it is better to provide a cat with all the advantages that we can, yet still allow them to be cats. The only cats that we have lost, likely to predators (we have seen both fishers and coyotes in our yard), have been some of the feral cats, who had a tendency to wander farther from the house in winter. (After a considerable amount of notices and phone calls and asking around, we just adopted and neutered them, we didn’t turn them in to any shelter). The feral cats, incidentally, were so grateful to have a warm home and access to food that we found them to be very affectionate and appreciative of attention, and wonderful pets. Our other cats all lived to ripe old ages and passed away from natural causes.
Back to Boo and Daniel, who is lounging on the back of my easy chair purring loudly against the back of my neck as I write this. After giving the new cats a few weeks to get used to us, their new surroundings, and our one remaining cat, Sly, also an alumnus of Arnprior, we began to take them outside tethered on stretchy leashes secured onto body harnesses. My wife and I would each take one of the newly adopted cats, and ensure that they got a chance to see what the outside of the house looked like from all around. We also wanted to make sure that they wouldn’t bolt at any of the outside sounds, and that they knew where the doors were. These cats had very little experience with any house let alone our house, and being outdoors was a totally foreign and frightening experience for them at first. They could hardly move during their first few times out. Boo’s legs wouldn’t work right for him, and he slithered on his belly like a lizard as he explored the lawn and tree wells around the house. Each nice day they got another
The accidental sales rep’s wife…? n e w owner v e r y happy. With the acAccidental quisition Farmwife of this new title of Real Estate Agent, The Farmer has reclaimed one of the girls’ bedrooms. He painted over the pink walls with a colour like sun-kissed sand, hung a few pictures and a map of property zones. He’s a large man so it took him a while to find the right desk but now it looks like it was made for that room. The window blind is always up and he has a view of the pasture. I must admit there is pretty good feng shuei going on in there. It took us a few days to get the kinks out of the Internet at home, because The Farmer has considerably less patience than I do for slow, stalling and freezing wireless services. He seems to have mastered his very first smart phone in record time, and we tease him because now he is the one who keeps picking up his phone and looking at it when he’s supposed to be paying attention to something
else. Like our youngest daughter’s graduation services. Or the Canada Day fireworks. Facebook is a whole new world for him too. He had a personal profile on there before but rarely used it. Now he needs it for business purposes, so I will be introducing him to some of my 1000+ friends to get him started. With his college retirement just a few years away, now is the time for him to slowly transition into real estate. He has taught business for over twenty years, and built four houses himself. When I was taking my real estate courses (I made it to part three and then gave up!) he was very interested. With a mind for math and marketing, the lessons were right up his alley. Not much will change for us on the home front, except the occasional dinner time might be interrupted by a sales call or appointment. I might have to pitch in to cook Sunday dinner sometime too. He will have to let me into his kitchen if he has to go and host an open house somewhere. At the end of the day, the farm is always there. Season after season it brings new challenges and routines that mark the passage of time. It’s a relief to come home from a stressful day at work to walk among the animals and do something simple like pitching hay. And I am still The Accidental Farmwife, because The Accidental Real Estate Agent’s Wife just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
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able to build up outdoors, and they skittered all over the lane-way in their mad dash before finally stopping and looking around as if wondering what just happened. So far they’ve not strayed far from the house, although just today Boo got to within a meter of a doe who wandered through the yard, and after very nearly sniffing noses, showed signs of wanting to follow her. When I stepped outside and called to him, he obediently came right back to me and allowed himself to be picked up, while the doe watched the whole thing from a few yards away. My wife and I just wanted to let the Baillons know that a cat named Daniel from the Arnprior Shelter landed on his feet, and is getting the opportunity to be a real cat. He’s not confined to some stuffy apartment and left to spend his days looking out windows and wondering what it would be like to have a life. He’s got a buddy his own age from the same room he grew up in, a skilled and experienced hunter as a mentor, and by all appearances seems to be having the time of his young life. We hope your new cat is enjoying a similar experience. The Parisiens Dunrobin
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Lifestyle - The Farmer has obtained his real estate license. This is a great achievement, after months of study, but it is more than that. It’s a new phase of life. In the past seven years since I have been partnered with The Farmer, we have already experienced many phases of life. Most of the job-related ones have been mine, because as a writer, I have been rather transient. I came home from 3 years in Asia, lived at my parents’ house for a few months until my father started dropping hints that it was time for me and my brood to find a nest of our own. So we moved into a townhouse. Then it was one job after another until I finally found my niche at the radio station. The Farmer and I didn’t live together until we were married, about fifteen months after our first date. That day, life changed forever, for the better of course. It was a bit of a shock, though, waking up in the farmhouse and realizing I was married not only to a college professor but a sheep farmer. I was a Farmwife. Manure would be involved in my regular routine. Then the kids had to ‘find their corners’. A couple moved out, a couple moved in, and one visited often. The Farmer and I learned not to get too attached to the elusive creatures known as our daughters. Even those living with us were rarely home and when they were, they were happily ensconced in their rooms, listening to strange music. Just this past weekend the last of the five moved out. This time she took furniture so it’s probably going to last. All that is left is a crumpled collage of rockstar and superhero posters on the wall, and a closet full of discarded clothing that is going to make some
brief exposure until they were comfortable and familiar with the house from the outside, and comfortable going in and out of the doors with us. It’s only been the last few days that we’ve let them out with our older cat untethered for brief periods. They stuck to Sly like little black shadows at first. Now they come with us on our daily walks with Sly to the end of the driveway to get the newspaper, and dutifully follow us back to the house for their breakfasts. The people who tried to adopt Daniel were spot on when they sensed that he had dreams of running around in his head. For whatever reason cats do these things, Daniel/Blaze has these “mad minutes” when he just thunders all over the house chasing the other cats, and then expects to be chased in turn. The other cats, including the aging Sly, are usually happy to oblige. The first time they came with us down the driveway untethered, both new cats decided to make a mad dash back up the driveway toward the house. They were simply unaccustomed to controlling the speed they were
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Councillor Diane Holmes, Chair of the Board of Health, welcomed over 130 residents to the Healthy Eating Active Living Innovation Forum at the Ron Kolbus-Lakeside Gardens Centre on June 18, 2013. The forum featured Kent Van Dyk, a local high school teacher, whose work as a chef has been featured on the Food Network’s television show Eat St. “Improving healthy eating and active living in Ottawa – through improved active transportation, better access to healthy foods and more supportive
environments to help make the healthy choice the easy choice – has been a signiﬁcant priority for the Board of Health over the course of our term.,” said Councillor Holmes. “By bringing together various levels of government, grassroots initiatives and residents, we are setting the stage for real changes to make Ottawa a healthier city.” Local champions also shared their creative healthy eating and active living ‘recipes for success’ including starting a workplace running club and setting up a ccommunity kitchen. Some of the insp inspirational initiatives, organizations and businesses that were proﬁled at tthe forum included Causeway Right Bike, Boomerang dd West Carleton Kids Strollercise Strollercise, Country Kitchen, Kitchen Hidden Harvest, Ottawa Walking Walking/Running Program at Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Ottawa Citizens Corpor Corporation Rooftop Garde Gardens, Brewer Park Com Community Garden Bio Biodome and Stone Sou Soup Food Works.
are complex health issues with many causes and contributors including the environments in which we live, learn, work, and play,” said Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Ofﬁcer of Health.
“The forum was an opportunity for local champions to share their stories and make new links with other community members about healthy eating and active living successes across our city”
In May 2012, the Ottawa Board of Health approved the HEAL Strategy that aims to create a city that supports healthy eating and active living for all residents.
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News â€“ The federal government has given $39,200 to the Carp Fairâ€™s 150th anniversary celebrations. Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon Oâ€™Connor, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore, announced support to the Carp Agricultural Society for the 150th anniversary of the Carp Fair. â€œOur Government is proud to invest in community events that bring people together to enjoy meaningful cultural activities steeped in local history and heritage,â€? said Minister of State and Chief Government Whip Oâ€™Connor. â€œI would like to congratulate the Carp Agricultural Society on this milestone edition of an outstanding fair that is sure to be around for another 150 years.â€? The 150th edition of the annual agricultural fair will take place from September 26 to 29, 2013. In addition to music performances and traditional dance and artisan demonstrations, the anniversary edition of the fair will include commemorative activities, such as the creation of a giant mural by a local artist to depict the fairâ€™s long history. â€œLong-standing community festivals become
a living part of our countryâ€™s history by bringing together all generations to celebrate past and present traditions,â€? said Minister Moore. â€œLocal commemorations such as this one bring great benefits to the regional economy and also enrich the cultural life of the community.â€? â€œThis will be the 150th anniversary of the Carp Fair, a significant event demonstrating the continuing health and vitality of the agricultural community,â€? said Joyce Trafford, General Manager, Carp Agricultural Society. â€œGrounds and buildings have been carefully maintained at the heart of the village and remain a wellused vibrant part of the community throughout the year and at fair time, which attracts up to 50,000 visitors annually. â€œWe are grateful for the Government of Canada support, which will be well used.â€? The tax dollars are provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
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Shooting beavers with a camera in Norway Lifestyle - For those who missed last week’s column, I am currently in Norway photographing Eurasian Beavers for an upcoming book. I soon learned that here most beavers live in rivers and don’t build dams. This makes ﬁnding them difﬁcult and taking their portraits more than challenging. After several frustrating, rain-ﬁlled days my luck changed. One evening I found beavers in a meandering creek near an old bridge. Crouching behind the stony structure I acquired good photos. I returned at 4 a.m. the next morning and was delighted to ﬁnd two beavers active there. After a few more successful days I explored upstream and found two places on the shore with fresh beaver sign. One was ideal for early morning viewing so I returned the next day at four a.m., quietly sneaking through Gray Alders to a good vantage point where I began “the Wait.” An hour passed without beavers. As I stood silently, chickadee-like birds called tits ﬂitted through the alders, and Fieldfares - the Norwegian equivalent of our robin - scolded me. Another
MICHAEL RUNTZ Nature’s Way hour passed and still no beavers. Finally, around a quarter past six, I spotted ripples upstream from me. Leading the wake was the blunt head of a beaver. To my delight the animal veered toward the opposite shore and climbed out of the water. Using its front feet it pulled earth under its body before hunching over and depositing castoreum – beaver scent - on the material. Its chemical “no trespassing sign” posted, the beaver returned to the water. t swam across the creek and approached within two metres. I didn’t move, and for several long minutes the beaver ﬂoated beside me, constantly snifﬁng the air, obviously detecting my scent. Eventually it swam out of sight. A few minutes passed and then I heard something behind me. I slowly turned and was astounded to see a beaver sitting a mere metre from me It waddled out of sight and then I heard it noisily chewing
wood. I dared not move for fear of scaring it. After several excruciatingly long minutes the sounds stopped. Then I heard a splash and through the corner of my eye caught motion. The beaver was swimming underwater, its ﬂat tail slowing swinging from side to side as huge webbed hind feet propelled it to the far shore. Once there it climbed out of the water and again deposited its scent. My ﬁnal morning in Norway I returned to the creek one last time. This time three-anda-half hours passed before the beaver made an appearance. The wait was well worth it, however. After scent marking, it cut down a small shrub and devoured its leaves next to the shore. And for a brief period it groomed its fur, behaviour I had been hoping to observe during my visit. The challenges were great but in only two weeks I managed to attain my desired
Occasionally Eurasian Beavers build dams. This one broke due the absence of beavers and torrenal rains that fell prior to and during my visit to Norway. photos of Eurasian Beavers. However, for my success I must thank another party: our local beavers. After all, they trained me well in the
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St. John’s strawberry social St. John’s Anglican Church Parish of Huntley held a special event following its service Sunday morning. Members of the congregation gathered outside and in the century-plus-old livery stable for a strawberry social.
Among those attending were Coral and Ab Neumann of Arnprior, who were celebrating 62 years married. Their wedding took place July 7, 1951. After joking about not wanting her photo taken, Coral said, “We’re lucky to have our photo taken after 62 years.” The Neumanns have five children – Tom, Paul, Brent, Nancy and Andrew – and 12 grandchildren. R0112078808
Strawberries and whip cream can carry kids a long way, but when that wore off Charlene Johnston came to the rescue, creating balloon animals at St. John’s Anglican Church Sunday morning. Johnston gives Paisley Reid a new hat while Paisley’s brother isn’t sure what to think. It was a day for people of all ages. The congregation sang Happy Birthday to Weldie Johnston, Charlene’s father, who turned 92 on June 30. Youngster Harrison Nixon was celebrating his first birthday. Harrison is the grandson of Dwayne and Norma Baird.
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News - The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre celebrated its past year with an open house and scavenger hunt on June 24. Cathy Jordan, executive director of the centre, said four words really encompass the work completed over the 2012-13 year: partnership, community, commitment and passion. â€œWe do it because we want to make a difference in peopleâ€™s lives,â€? said Jordan. â€œHere at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, they are truly more than just words.â€? Volunteers donated more than 20,000 hours in the past year to programs in the communities of Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton said Jordan. â€œIt really is a volunteer-positive environment,â€? said Laine Johnson, volunteer co-ordinator. â€œWe really empower our volunteers to work directly with clients.â€? Johnson added volunteers can work in a variety of different capacities and arenâ€™t relegated to â€œpaper pushers.â€? The resource centreâ€™s Bullying Prevention Program reached more than 5,500 students this past year. The anti-bullying initiative was established 13 years ago to positively impact children and youth through a school-based program. â€œWhatever the need is, youâ€™re there to help,â€? said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, who has participated in some of the anti-bullying programâ€™s past events. â€œI appreciate what you do.â€? The Rural Community Development program, which partners with groups in Richmond and Constance Bay, is in its second year of its
three-year total of funding and helps connect people living outside the city-centre with the resources they need. â€œBy having a focus on our rural communities weâ€™re able to support the great work that communities are already doing and support them in making them more sustainable,â€? said Larissa Silver, director of programs and services. REPORT
More than 100 people visited the centre to learn more about its programs and services, which are offered at low- or no-cost for children, youth, adults, parents and seniors. Some of the organizationâ€™s programs include community support and counselling services; a Violence Against Women program; a shelter for women and children; services for children, youth and families; and an Early Years Centre, which celebrated its 10th anniversary. â€œThe annual review provides a bit of a glimpse,â€? said Jordan of the work accomplished over the past year. Going forward, the goal is to create a â€œvibrant, safe and healthyâ€? community. Last year, the resource centre received $6,811,400 in funding from federal, provincial and municipal governments, donations, programming fees and other sources for its services. The centreâ€™s Meals-on-Wheels program delivered more than 24,000 meals. Volunteers provided more than 5,300 drives for seniors and adults with disabilities. The Early Years Centre had more than 25,400 visits by parents and children; 861 counselling sessions were provided through the Violence Against Women program, and 4,418 clients
From left, Cathy Jordan, executive director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, Larissa Silver, director of programs and services, and Robert McGaraughty, chair of the board of directors, celebrate the success of the organization over the past year. â€˜Iâ€™m letting out my inner princess,â€™ said Silver. â€˜Weâ€™re celebrating the amazing work we do.â€™ However, 504 women and children had to be turned away last year due to a lack of space. Jordan thanked the volunteers and staff at the centre for their hard work over the past year. â€œFor so many of our clients, you are the face of the organization,â€? she said. The centre is always looking for more volunteers to help with its many programs and services. For more information, to volunteer, or to read the annual report, visit wocrc.ca.
were seen by the general counselling team. More than 140 women and children received shelter through the centreâ€™s Chrysalis House, a safe and secure shelter in Ottawa. â€œIt is a place where a woman can go to protect herself and her children from violence and abuse,â€? said the report. â€œIn this supportive environment, a woman can focus on her own personal needs and choices, as well as those of her children.â€?
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Above: Spy-in-training Fletcher Timmermans hides under a table during a skit about chasing Agent X. Left: The camp created wanted posters for the tricky double agent X, offering rewards such as 95,000 chocolate cakes. Luka Benoit poses near his poster. PATRICIA LEBOEUF/METROLAND
Young Diefenbunker spies During summer, The Diefenbunker holds a training camp for up-and-coming spies. Each week the young agents learn new things such as making and breaking code, disguise, the science of investigation and more. There is still room left email spycamp@diefenbunker. ca or call (613) 839-0007. This weekâ€™s campers dress up in the best diguises. Standing in the back row are, from left, Charlie Benoit, Isobel Masson, Alexander Hubert, Xavier Doucette, Adam Best, Sean Teeter and Luka Benoit. In the front Row from left stand Alex Millar, Evan Jones, Carson Gallant, Fletcher Timmermans, Jordan Vick, Will Scott, Joshua Teeter, Emmett Skafel and Logan Best Left: The week cumulated with a chase for The Diefenbunkerâ€™s young spies put on a special skit on July 5 to show off Agent X. She screams as the little spies close some of the things they learned over the past week. Adam Best, Logan Best and Alex Millar juggle these little makeshift bombs. in.
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