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Inside Wolverines make history with cup win Derek Dunn
The March area of West Carleton has a story to tell that stretches well past that of Kanataâ€™s. â€“ Page 14
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The football club in West Carleton has by far the fewest players to draw from in the league. Thatâ€™s why the mosquitoes A Cup win, earlier this month, is such an impressive feat. It was the first time in the clubâ€™s 20 year history a team has won the region-wide title.
EMC sports â€“ A historic season for one West Carleton Wolverines team reached its culmination with a trophy and banner display at the year-end pizza party. The mosquito football team - comprised of members from Arnprior, Almonte and the Kinburn area where the Nov. 6 victory party took place â€“ won the Ottawa area A Cup title. For the first time in club history. Coach Tim Sonnenburg is obviously proud of the kids, who defeated the Nepean Redskins 70-59 in a shootout on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Millennium field in Cumberland. â€œThis is a very special team of committed young men and one girl. They had excellent leadership and a great desire to win,â€? Sonnenburg said. See WE KNEW, Page 4
Family desperate to find South March manâ€™s missing fiance Savoy Brown, the legendary British blues-rock band, played recently to a ruckus crowd in Constance Bay. â€“ Page 31
A Carp wellness consultantâ€™s book will help raise money for a Fitzroy cemetery. â€“ Page 34
EMC news - There is a growing campaign to find an Arnprior woman who has gone missing in the United States. Sarah-Jane Stavenow left Ottawa airport on Friday, Nov. 16 and gave word that she had landed safely in Los Angeles, California. Stavenow was to contact fiancĂŠ Ryan Kearney - who grew up in South March and attended West Carleton Secondary after she had checked into her room at the Ramada Hotel. But that never happened. Stavenow was due to arrive home Wednesday but didnâ€™t show up at the airport for her flight. There has been no activity on her credit cards and her cell phone appears to be turned
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EMC news - Karen McCrimmon launched her bid for the federal Liberal leadership at a Kanata hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 14. “I do understand I’m a dark horse,” said McCrimmon during a media scrum following her speech before more than 100 people. McCrimmon said she felt compelled to offer her service as the Liberal party leader. “I just felt something had to be done,” she said. “I think Canadians are looking for hope.” The 54-year-old Constance Bay woman said she delayed announcing her run for the leadership until she had a chance to talk with fellow candidate Justin Trudeau when he spoke at a Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding dinner on Nov. 7. “I did want him to get it from me ﬁrst,” said McCrimmon. In these depressed economic times, Canadians are looking for leadership, she said. “Yesterday’s announcement that we are $5 billion in debt more than expected is a wake-up call for all of us,” she said in her speech, later adding that if she were prime minister her government would balance the budget. The economic downturn has hit nations across the world, she said. “The world is afraid,” she said. “Canada must lead the way out of this fear.” She said Canadians need to work together to ﬁx problems with health care, climate change and unemployment. The country needs a leader with strategic planning skills to tackle these problems, she said. Decision-making powers need to be decentralized from the Prime Minister’s Ofﬁce and the cabinet to the legislature and the public service, said McCrimmon, who also promised
more transparency in government. “I’m not pleased with the path Canada is currently on,” she said. “From where I sit I can see that we are going slowly off course.” She said the party needs to work together. “As leader of the Liberal party I will strengthen the teamwork within the party,” she said. “We need all Canadians to be part of that team to build a better country.” McCrimmon is a retired lieutenant-colonel, known as the ﬁrst woman to command a Canadian Forces Air Force squadron: 429 Squadron Trenton. She lost to Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor in the 2011 federal election. O’Connor, also a veteran, won with 57 per cent of the vote to McCrimmon’s 24 per cent. Her campaign slogan is Karen for Canada, with the website address karenforcanada.ca. As commanding ofﬁcer of 429 Squadron, which ﬂew C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, McCrimmon and her crews carried out many humanitarian and military operations around the globe. She served in the ﬁrst Gulf War, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and was also a senior staff ofﬁcer at NATO air headquarters in Germany. In 1995, she was awarded the Order of Military Merit, one of the highest peacetime military awards. She is the mother of two grown children. Among those vying with McCrimmon for the top job are Trudeau, David Merner, David Bertschi, Alex Burton, Deborah Coyne and Jonathan Mousley. The new Liberal leader will be elected in Ottawa on April 14. McCrimmon’s campaign team is still collecting the 300 signatures needed and the $75,000 entry fee – $50,000 is due by Dec. 15 – to stay in the race. -With files from Derek Dunn
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EMC news - A “rink of dreams” in Jules Morin Park is set to become a reality. The plan for a new, National Hockey Leaguesized outdoor rink in the Lowertown park has been in the works since early 2011, when the Ottawa Senators Foundation announced its intention to help build the community rinks. Now, the city has committed to the program by putting $200,000 in management costs towards helping the foundation develop a number of the rinks around the city. In addition to Lowertown, the foundation is already looking at other areas like Bayshore, Overbrook/McArthur, Ledbury Park (Herongate/Ridgemont), Centretown, Navan and
Cumberland. Work on Jules Morin Park is already underway and is expected to continue into the new year. The upgrades will include an asphalt base with paint markings, rink boards, end-zone fencing and nets. In the summer, the court lines painted on the asphalt could be used for other sports such as basketball, lacrosse and ball hockey. The foundation expects it will cost $250,000 to build each rink. That would mean a total of $2 million in new park infrastructure, so the city’s contribution of $200,000 represents 10 per cent of that commitment. Special events involving the Ottawa Senators are also planned, including visits from the players, skating and hockey events, clinics and practices.
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School labour talks ongoing Teachers, union staff fighting Bill 115 Sabine Gibbins firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC News â€“ The school board and teachersâ€™ unions are back to the drawing board. But report card delays and little classroom supervision still remain the results behind the public school boardâ€™s ongoing labour disruption. According to the OttawaCarleton District School Board, inputting report card data is delayed due to the disruption, and secondary
schools are now forced to put short-term measures in place to generate report cards for students in grade 12. All Grade 12 students were to receive report cards by Nov. 23. West Carleton Secondary School (WCSS) principal Colin Anderson declined comment on the negotiations, saying the school boardâ€™s communication department will handle it. They did not respond before press deadline. The WCSS parent council
updates parents, stating on their website now six of the nine bargaining units are in a legal strike position, which has resulted in â€œservice withdrawalsâ€? in both elementary and secondary schools. School administrators are tight-lipped on which services are being withdrawn. Teachers, educational support staff and school boards are fighting Bill 115, which was passed on Sept. 11, 2012 by the provincial Liberals, with support from the PC party. â€œThis law now gives the Minister of Education the au-
thority to suspend our right to strike, to impose a collective agreement at their discretion, and impedes our legal right to free collective bargaining,â€? states the Ontario Secondary School Teachersâ€™ Federation (OSSTF) in an October press release. The federation has 142 bargaining units across the province, with seven represented in Ottawa. Some unions are fighting the governmentâ€™s two-year wage freeze. All are fighting a bill that would let the government force contract agreements if they donâ€™t like the
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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced on Tuesday that its Ontario members in the school board voted 88 per cent in favour of strike action to back up their demand for negotiated settlements as opposed to contracts forced on them by the provincial government under new legislation, according to a press release. â€œThe governmentâ€™s legislation, Bill 115, threatens to impose contracts on the 55,000 CUPE school board support workers who are the backbone of Ontarioâ€™s publicly funded schools,â€? said Terri Preston, chair of CUPEâ€™s Ontario
School Board Coordinating Committee (OSBCC). â€œOur members are sending a clear message to the Premier, and to the Minister of Education: We are ready to bargain, but we want to negotiate agreements that will actually work for both workers and employers, not have provisions imposed.â€? Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario said, â€œBill 115 has created an unnecessary crisis in our schools. â€œThe government must allow workers and employers to continue to do what they have done for decades - negotiate workable solutions through collective bargaining. All CUPE members are standing with workers in the school boards as they fight to protect their democratic bargaining rights. Support staff are the backbone of our schools; custodians, school secretaries, education assistants, early childhood educators, instructors, child and youth workers, information technology, and all other support staff, deserve fairness and respect.â€? Director of Education Jennifer Adams wrote in her OCDSB blog how several school districts in Ontario have tentatively come to agreements. â€œThese agreements are an important first step in resolving the current labour disruption,â€? she wrote, before going on to state how the OCDSB and the OSSTF have resumed local bargaining. Talks are also scheduled within the local elementary teachers bargaining units (ETFO).
One railway down, and one to go. Canadian Pacificâ€™s railway line through Renfrew County is being closed down, with parts being sold or used elsewhere in the railway business. And the same could be happening to the Canadian Nationalâ€™s Beachburg subdivision through or near such local communities as Pembroke, Fitzroy and Bells Corners. (Another line passes through Arnprior, Kinburn and Carp â€“ but it doesnâ€™t link up on either side.) For the last few years a working group known as Transport Pontiac Renfrew hoped to generate a business plan that would help Upper Ottawa Valley businesses (such as Trebio, the successor for the former Smurfit-Stone sawmill in Portage-du-Fort) and provide commuter traffic between the Upper Ottawa Valley and Ottawa. The federal Ministry of Transportation announced $136,000 of funding toward a feasibility study in December 2009. At that announcement in Portage-du-Fort, Pontiac MP Lawrence Cannon said the study would allow the government to â€œbetter plan transport solutions so that families benefit from quality infrastructure and the regional economy develops, particularly in tourism.â€? But the railâ€™s future wasnâ€™t helped when the Cannon, a supporter of the plan, was defeated in the 2011 federal election. Interest in the line remained for a while, but the lack of a buyer for the line appears to have derailed CNâ€™s Beachburg subdivi-
sion line. Chances of the line remaining in place for business of any sort are slim to none, suggests Louise Donaldson, a director with Transport Pontiac Renfrew. Sheâ€™s convinced the federal government could have turned the situation around. The Ministry of Defence, she says, â€œshould be playing a major role because of rail access and the importance of the rail to the military (at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa).â€? CNâ€™s proposed discontinuance of the Beachburg line that runs 29.3 miles from Portage-du-Fort to a point near Pembroke, was initiated later this year, following CNâ€™s indications in February 2010 that it planned to discontinue the line if it wasnâ€™t sold.
ones created between unions and schools boards. WCSSâ€™ parent council updated its website on Nov. 15, telling parents to continue voicing their concerns to the minister and OSSTF. â€œThis is a challenging situation for everyone in our community and we appreciate your support and patience as we manage this situation,â€? the website reads. â€œWe remain committed to keeping schools open provided that it is safe for students. The board has reiterated the need for a quick resolution to this situation and has passed a motion requesting the Minister of Education and OSSTF to resume provincial discussions in order to resolve the ongoing labour dispute. Parents are encouraged to express their concerns to the minister and OSSTF.â€?
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Celebrate the night at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area EMC events - Why dread the dark winter months when you can embrace the wonders that night brings? Mississippi Valley Conservation invites the public to attend a â€˜celebration of nightâ€™ at Night Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area. â€œWith the days getting shorter and nights longer, people tend to hibernate indoors. We want to encourage families to get outside and stay active and we want people to know there is a lot to enjoy at night,â€? says MVC education coordinator Sarah Oâ€™Grady. Oâ€™Grady notes that some people have a fear of the darkâ€”of the unknown and what may be â€˜lurking aboutâ€™â€”but, if they
are educated and given the opportunity to explore the night in a safe, controlled environment, it opens up new possibilities for fun in the outdoors. â€œOur hope is to provide an opportunity for people to experience the magic of the nightâ€”whether that be in the call of a wild coyote, or a shooting star across the dark skyâ€”there is so much to be discovered after dark,â€? she adds. Night Walk will feature a lantern lit hiking trail, nocturnal animal discovery centres, star-gazing and astronomy, as well as a bonfire. The activities will take place outdoors in and around the Education Centre/Playground/Cloister area. The museum will not be open for this event.
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â€œWeâ€™re a hard-nosed running team, with a big strong offensive line.â€? He said blockers gave quarterback James Scott was given plenty room over the year, and that Hayden Tripp was the best running back in the league. Fullback Justin Yee also won a shout out from his coach. â€œWe knew we could score when the season started,â€? Sonnenburg said. But the team didnâ€™t come together as champions until, ironically,
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first A Cup championship team in its 20-year history. â€œItâ€™s the dream team, for sure,â€? Tripp said. â€œWe had a lot of talent we never had before.â€? The McNab native intends to play football at Arnprior District High School next year. Blake Thompson of Almonte said the defensive side came together when everyone learned that tackling lower â€“ clipping the opponentsâ€™ legs â€“ was proving effective. He enjoyed the year, and recommends football for kids and teens. â€œItâ€™s fast. Itâ€™s fun. Everythingâ€™s fun about it,â€? Thompson said. â€œItâ€™s an all around good sport, and we had a great
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El-Chantiry not hopeful for railway line Continued from Page 3
The asking price for the rail section between Portage-du-Fort and Pembroke is $12.1 million, an amount CN notes does not exceed the net salvage value of the railway line. The cost of the lower end of line, which is 44.9 miles from Nepean to Portage-du-Fort, is $21.7 million. A good portion of that section runs through Ottawa councillor Eli El-Chantiry’s ward. The CN line’s future doesn’t look good, says El-Chantiry. “The problem we’re facing is shortsighted government, whether provincial or federal,” he said. Any government who doesn’t see the future of the track is obviously short-sighted.” However, if the section of the Beachburg line running through his ward doesn’t survive, he says the City of Ottawa needs to at least preserve the right-a-
way of the rail line’s first 14 kilometres that start at the Walkley rail yard. For the higher end of the Beachburg subdivision, deadlines for the federal government to make an offer expired Oct. 22, 2012. The Quebec and Ontario ministry of transportation deadlines expire Nov. 21, 2012. Deadlines for Renfrew County, the Renfrew County municipalities of Whitewater Region, Laurentian Valley and the City of Pembroke, the Pontiac Region, Litchfield and Portage-du-Fort are Dec. 21, 2012. “Then CN will likely lift the railway for salvage,” says Donaldson. “Frankly, it’s not commuter traffic, but it’s our jobs (in the area) that depend on the rail.” And discontinuance of the CN Beachburg line, said Donaldson, will mean another rural area is going to suffer. “Nobody has wanted to step up to the plate,” said Donaldson.
“I am expecting total government inaction again. I am particularly disgusted by the federal government’s inaction.” The final deadline for the lower portion of the Beachburg line, between Portage-du-Fort and Nepean, is Jan. 21, 2013. UPPER SECTION OF BEACHBURG LINE
One thing’s for sure. The County of Renfrew won’t be making a purchase offer on the line in its own backyard, and never suggested it would. Paul Moreau, Renfrew County’s director of development and property, said the county wants to see the railway stay, but that the county is not in the railway business, and not in position to buy such assets. “I can tell you,” said Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet, “we don’t intend to buy it to run it as a railway. It’s not in our mandate, it’s not in our in-
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everyone into the holiday season. “Personally, I just wanted to raise the holiday spirit, besides showing the different ways the hospital supports the community,” he said. The contest is open to the Town of Arnprior, the Township of McNab/Braeside, and the former townships of Pakenham (now part of the Town Mississippi Mills) and Fitzroy (now part of West Carleton-March ward in the City of Ottawa) homes, businesses, or organizations, said Kelly, which is the catchment area for the hospital and foundation. Last year, the contest saw about a dozen entries take part in three different categories. Kelly hopes to see more get involved this year in all three. “I’m starting to slowly get a reaction from people,” he said. Last year’s successful event drew a myriad of
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City trains snowplow operators on roadways EMC news - To prepare for winter operations, the City of Ottawa has begun training drivers in the operation of snow clearing equipment. On-street training will run until early December. This portion of the training will take place close to the City of Ottawa Public Works yards located near the communities of Orléans, rural Cumberland, Kanata, Stittsville, Bells Corners and Manotick where the classroom instruction takes place. All winter operations equipment used for training
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EMC news - Emergency room wait times at Ottawaarea hospitals have gone down over the past four years. Wait times across the province have been reduced on average by 1.2 hours, and 86 per cent of patients are receiving treatment within target time frames, according to a press release from the Ontario government. In Ottawa, between 70 and 94 per cent of patients are assessed and treated within the target wait time. In 2009, Ontario set emergency room length-of-stay targets of four hours for patients with minor conditions and eight hours for patients with complex conditions. At CHEO, time spent in
the emergency department has decreased by 27.6 per cent over the last four years, the release said. About 94 per cent of people received treatment within the target period. Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, said CHEO’s emergency room is making good progress in improving performance so they can treat patients better and faster. “I am proud of what our government is doing to help them (CHEO) keep achieving their goals,” said Naqvi. Other hospitals in Ottawa have also seen a significant decrease in wait times. At the Monfort Hospital, time spent in the emergency room has decreased by 52.6 per cent, 19 per cent at the Ottawa Hospital’s General campus and 7.4 per cent at
unique entries which were nothing short of spectacular. One house out in the country in the White Lake area decked out their house with sound and light, remembers Kelly. A registration fee of $15 via the Partners in Caring Foundation, and all those interested are asked to apply no later than Nov. 30. Competition judging will take place from Dec. 3 through to Dec. 7, with judging criteria based on the most original concept, most environmentally friendly, and most holiday spirit. Prizes of first place ($450), second place ($225) and third place ($150) will be awarded, with a special prize of four Ottawa 67s tickets presented to the house with the best holiday spirit display. Winners will be announced at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
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terest to do so, and we won’t be negotiating any options to operate it as a railway.” At least efforts have been made to keep the rail line alive, says Donaldson. We tried to get the charitable donation to work,” she said, alluding to participating municipalities’ who agreed to issue tax receipts to Canadian National if the land and rail assets were donated. “CN suggested we look at a charitable donation, which we investigated at great lengths. We knew the municipalities couldn’t afford it, but if they were supported by the federal government and both provincial governments, it could have worked.” But Revenue Canada turned down that proposal. “Apparently it didn’t meet the acid test of Revenue Canada,” said Sweet. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. When it is suggested there aren’t any potential buyers for the Beachburg subdivision, Donaldson replies: “Private money, no. Several organizations have interesting ideas, but they involve somebody else’s money.” Donaldson emphasizes, however, that TPR isn’t done yet, as far as the Beachburg line is concerned. “We’re engaged in strategy on three fronts. I can’t talk about them, but the vision is now longer-term. “We may have to shift the strategy and go back to baby steps. But the line isn’t done yet.” If the railway does leave Renfrew County and the Pontiac, Warden Sweet says that will absolutely add pressure for the need to expand the four-lane Highway 417 across the county. At this point, 417 has only extended a few kilometres past the Arnprior exit. And the next phase isn’t even part of Ontario’s next five-year capital plan.
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Ward 5 West Carleton-March Ottawa Police Releases 2011 Crime Trends Report On November 16, the Ottawa Police Service released the 2011 Crime Trends Report, a ward-level breakdown of citywide crime, police and trafďŹ c statistics. The Report provides a snapshot of crime and police activity for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011 for each of the City of Ottawaâ€™s 23 Wards. Iâ€™m pleased to note that West Carleton-March faired very well again this year, with low crime/police activity statistics for the year, as well as being among the lowest in comparison to the 23 Wards in all. The Report also notes that, based on the results of the Public Survey completed early in 2012, the top concern for Ward 5 residents is speeding and aggressive driving. I would remind residents that if you witness speeding on our streets, please contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 x7300 to report the incident. Itâ€™s only when the police are notiďŹ ed that appropriate action can be taken. To view the Crime Trends Report in its entirety, go to www. ottawapolice.ca. West Carleton Emergency Food Aid needs your Help The West Carleton Food Bank is organizing their Christmas Basket Program to help our Ward 5 friends and neighbours who need assistance this holiday season. If youâ€™d like to help out, here are some ideas: s 3PONSOR A BASKET FOR A FAMILY "ASKETS INCLUDE FOOD ITEMS and gifts for the family. s -AKE A lNANCIAL DONATION -AKE A DONATION TO ASSIST WITH the cost of the Christmas Basket Program. A tax deductible donation can be mailed to: The Food Bank, P.O. Box 133, Carp, ON, K0A 1L0. Cheques should be made payable to the West Carleton Emergency Food Aid Program. s $ONATE NEW GIFTSTOYS $ONATIONS OF NEW TOYSGIFTS FOR children from newborn to age 17. For more information and/or to help out, please call the Food Bank at 613-839-5685. Drop off Non-perishable Donations at my Ward OfďŹ ce From November 30 to December 21, I will be collecting donations for the West Carleton Food Bank. A donation box will be set up at my ward ofďŹ ce at 5670 Carp Road. Please consider dropping off some non-perishable food items such as: s CANNED FOOD SUCH AS lSH MEAT VEGETABLES FRUIT AND SOUP s COOKING OIL DRY PASTA AND SAUCE MACARONI AND CHEESE peanut butter, rice, snacks, soup, cereals s JUICE BOXES OR CANS s BABY DIAPERS INFANT FORMULA HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS PERSONAL hygiene products
EMC news - As the mayor and city clerk assured councillors that Ottawa would get a new revenue-sharing agreement if a new casino is built, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation confirmed that wasnâ€™t the case. During a city council meeting on Nov. 14, city clerk and solicitor Rick Oâ€™Connor assured city councillors that a new money-distribution agreement for the slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway would not be binding on a new facility, as the OLG looks for a private developer to build a new casino in Ottawa. â€œWeâ€™re going to have a new arrangement and a new agreement if council decides on a new casino,â€? Mayor Jim Watson said. That understanding was based on discussions he has had with the OLG over the past couple of weeks, Watson said. Not so, says OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti.
Last week, Mayor Watson announced the 15 residents who will be inducted into the new Order of Ottawa during a formal ceremony at City Hall on November 22. I am very proud to announce that one of the recipients is a resident of the West Carleton-March community. Mr. Terry Kelly, retired from Defence Construction Canada, has served the citizens of West Carleton and the City of Ottawa for the past 40 years as a volunteer ďŹ reďŹ ghter. During this time he has served his community at parades, schools, fundraisers, fairs and provided education and support to a generation of community-oriented volunteers. The Order of Ottawa was established earlier this year by the Mayor and Members of Council as a way to recognize exceptional residents who have made a signiďŹ cant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life that beneďŹ t the residents of Ottawa. R0011759615
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ment to include the proper legal name of the City of Ottawa, Oâ€™Connor said. There is very little opportunity for dialog on the terms of the agreement, he said, adding that it is â€œakin to a mother giving an allowance to her child.â€? Despite questioning the agreement, city councillors voted 20-3 to approve the new revenue deal, which has no expiry date. Over the past five years, the city has received between $4.3 and $4.4 million annually from 1,250 slot machines at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. The new agreement would put $1.3 million more into the cityâ€™s coffers each year if slot revenue remains the same. The agreement means the city gets 5.25 per cent of first $65 million of net slot revenue, three per cent on next $135 million, 2.5 per cent of the next $300 million and half a per cent of the remainder of net slot revenue. -with files from Alex Boutilier Metro News
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â€œ(The current agreement) will apply to a new casino as well,â€? Bitonti said. â€œThe new agreement takes effect April 1 (2013), and then if and when a new casino is built, that will be the same funding agreement with the City of Ottawa. â€œNothing changes.â€? Oâ€™Connor confirmed there are a couple of outstanding process issues he needs to get answers on. One issue that still needs to be clarified is a provision tying the new agreement to the location of the current slots at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Oâ€™Connor said itâ€™s his understanding that if the raceway wins a bid to become the new casino, the OLG could choose to either keep the same money-sharing agreement or come back to the city with a new offer. â€œThat sounds like an odd situation,â€? said Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney. Attempts to negotiate with the OLG have not received a good reception, Oâ€™Connor said. The corporation was hesitant to even adjust the text of the agree-
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conduct a forensic audit. â€œThe Salvation Army acted swiftly and the executive director was first placed under a leave of absence,â€? Murray said. After reviewing the auditâ€™s initial findings, police were contacted and a full investigation was started. Rowe was fired at this point. No charges have been laid yet by police and the allegations have not been proven in a court of law. According to Murray, the organization will be looking at all the finances of the centre for the past eight years. The Booth Centre has an annual operating budget of $6 million and Murray said the missing money will not affect any operating programs or the start of the holiday seasonâ€™s kettle campaign. â€œNo programs have been negatively affected and our focus is on moving forward,â€? he said. Connie Woloschuk, a former executive director of the Booth Centre, was named interim director. â€œConnie has a great relationship with staff and Ottawa,â€? he said. As for staff at the centre, Murray said they are shaken, but will focus on the road ahead. The 2012 kettle campaign was launched on Nov. 20 and the Salvation Army Ottawa seeks to raise $700,000 for local programming. Murray said he hopes the community will understand the allegations of fraud do not affect this yearâ€™s campaign goals. â€œWe respect every donation received...the alleged fraud that took place is an isolated incident and is not connected to the Christmas kettle campaign,â€? he said. To find a kettle in your neighbourhood, to volunteer or to make a donation online visit www.salvationarmy.ca.
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Taking green bin recycling to new heights
he city should be applauded for moving ahead with a plan to deliver the full spectrum of recycling possibilities to apartment dwellers. A plan approved by a city committee last week would see all types of recycling services â€“ including green bins â€“ available to people living in new multi-residential buildings. Garbage isnâ€™t a sexy topic, but it is an expensive one.
If residents of this city donâ€™t divert trash from the Trail Road landfill into coloured recycling bins, weâ€™ll fill up the dump and be forced to send our waste further afield. The cost will be enormous â€“ just as the cost of building a new landfill would be enormous â€“ so itâ€™s best to delay that outcome, and recycling is the solution the city is backing. In 2010, 53,349 tonnes of organic waste were collected from Ottawa homes; in
2011, that number rose only slightly to 55,063. A few people who live in apartments have been part of a pilot project to see how green bins might work for all multi-residential buildings. There are challenges presented by multi-unit residences, because places such as apartment complexes rarely have space to store green bins. The cityâ€™s plan under review would require landlords to construct waste handling
systems for future buildings. The cost of adding recycling space during the construction of a new building is minimal when compared to retrofitting. Itâ€™s a small price to pay and the sooner new buildings come with recycling space, the more waste can be diverted from the landfill. Given that the city is encouraging intensified development, we can expect to see more people in apartments in the future. Making sure all
those apartment dwellers can sort and store recyclables is critical. There will be challenges, and some were discussed at a recent meeting of the cityâ€™s planning committee. If bins are not located near apartment entrances, people with mobility issues will have a hard time participating. Councillors are understandably worried about putting in place a policy that may leave residents on the outside looking in.
Hopefully this will be the first step towards adapting the green bin program to work at existing multiunit residential properties, which would allow organic waste diversion to become even more widespread. It is entirely conceivable that solutions implemented at new buildings could be retrofitted to work at existing structures. But until that time the city is taking the appropriate steps to ensure that even if some people canâ€™t or wonâ€™t do their part and recycle, Ottawa is moving in the right direction on the waste management file.
Awaiting the pre-population explosion CHARLES GORDON Funny Town
went to fill out one of those online forms the other day and when I got to about the second page of it, I found out that it had been pre-populated. Yes. There was a note there saying that as a convenience to me, parts of the form had been pre-populated. The room, all of a sudden, felt crowded. But what it meant was that parts of the form had already been filled in with information that the website already knew about me. That wasnâ€™t very much, as it turned out, just my name and not even my phone number. You can imagine, however, how alarming it would be to be subject to more extensive pre-population. This, in a way, is what all the concern about online privacy is about. People put stuff about themselves up there and it hangs around and hangs around. There are probably a lot more people than you think who know where you live, your telephone number and email address. And there are others who know things about your buying habits. If you are worried about your personal pre-population exceeding that, you have to be careful. For example, I would never tell put it online that the other day I decided to use Baseline and Heron as a quicker way to get from west to east. Nobody does that, right? Well, the Queensway looked really slow, so I made one of those instant decisions that took me right to the Idiot Drivers Hall of Fame. Mind you, it took quite a while to get there. There were all the stoplights, and then the 25 minutes it took to get from Heron Road Bridge to Riverside.
The first 20 minutes on Heron Road were spent wondering why nobody was moving, especially me. The next three minutes were spent wondering why nobody bothered to put up a CONSTRUCTION sign until we were almost at the construction and the two minutes after that were spent wondering why somebody couldnâ€™t have let us all know 25 minutes ago the left lane was the one that was going to end. All the information available in the world, all the ultra-modern means of transmitting it and we sit there on Heron Road, motionless and clueless. Surely this information could have been pre-populated somewhere. The radio didnâ€™t have anything and itâ€™s against the law to fiddle with your phone to find out. A caveman sitting where Heron Road is now would have had just as much information as we did. All of which leads to a profound conclusion: We have all kinds of information available to us, more than ever before. Your phone probably has more information in it than all the worldâ€™s libraries in 1912, for all I know. So yes, we have all kinds of information available to us. We just donâ€™t have the right kind. Some day soon all this will be fixed. We will have the equivalent of smartphones implanted in us, perhaps. They will tell us which lane to be in, which roads to avoid, when the snowplow is coming, which parking lots are not full, which stores still have the toy we wanted to buy for Christmas. We will be pre-populated like crazy. But will this make us happy? Probably not. We will be distracted by too much information, confused over having too many choices. You can see it happening now and it can only get worse. It is possible that we will long for the good old days when there was only one thing at a time we needed to now and we knew how to find it. Strange as it may seem, we may one day look nostalgically back on being stuck in traffic, on Heron Road, blissful in our ignorance on the way to the Idiot Drivers Hall of Fame.
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Should revenue sharing terms for a new casino be a factor in the cityâ€™s decision to allow one to be built?
A) Yes. If OLG wonâ€™t offer the same
A) Offer businesses a â€˜tax holidayâ€™ to set up shop in job-poor wards such as OrlĂŠans.
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B) Invest in transit, infrastructure to attract businesses.
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C) Offer citywide incentives â€“ council shouldnâ€™t favour individual wards.
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Shame on maroon minivan driver fore I venture across the road, with the stroller, to help my JK’er off the bus and across the road. Today at the stop, I noticed that a northbound, maroon mini van coming towards the bus was not slowing down. STOMACH ROLLED
So, I waited as the bus was stopped, lights ﬂashing and stop sign out, and watched as the driver sped right past me, ignoring the bus warnings and completely oblivious to the potentially dangerous, not to mention illegal, act they had committed. My stomach rolled as I then safely crossed the road, gathered my daughter and got her safely to our house.
I send a grateful thank you to the driver in the pick-up truck behind the bus who blasted the horn at the driver. Also, thank you to our vigilant bus driver, Walter, who kept my daughter on the bus until the road was safe. To the driver of the maroon mini van who ignored the school bus with ﬂashing lights around 4 p.m. on the Dunrobin road on Nov. 19: Shame on you! Slow down and start paying attention! Negligence such as this has
no excuse! The next time you may cause a tragedy that is not reversible! To all other drivers on the Dunrobin Road: please slow down, especially during bus pick up and drop off times. Many of you stop far back from the ﬂashing bus, and this is greatly appreciated. Let’s all do our part. Slow down, pay attention and keep all our children safe and sound.
To the editor: With thanks to the Huntley Friendship Club for the opportunity to show respect once more to the fallen. At the Remembrance Service, conducted by Rev. Karen Boivin in Carp, the reverend led us in the singing of some beloved old hymns such as “Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus” and “How Firm A Foundation”. Thanks also to Brian Kasper, the bugle player, on Nov. 14.
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To the editor: ‘Rush hour’ on Dunrobin Road is a dangerous time, especially since it is also the same time as school bus pick up and drop off. My family lives just north of Vance’s Side Road on the Dunrobin Road. The speed limit along the stretch of road where we live is 80 km/hr, too fast in my opinion. Many motorists drive well in excess of the posted speed limit. I am a mother. Every day I am constantly reminded of how dangerous this road really is. I put my daughter, who is in junior kindergarten, on the bus at noon and the road is completely different; a rather quiet country road. This is, however, a com-
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Petition Liberals to recall the legislature To the editor: One month ago, the Liberals shut down the legislature in the midst of a jobs and debt crisis. They were facing a growing list of scandals, including their $1-billion seat-saver program for the cancelled Mississauga and Oakville gas plants and their eHealth boondoggle thatâ€™s wasted $2 billion of taxpayer money with little to show. Rather than being accountable for their decisions, the Liberals decided to run away
from their responsibilities while holding a leadership race that wonâ€™t wrap up until the end of January. By shutting down the legislature â€“ with no indication of when the house will return â€“ the Liberals have prevented MPPs from taking urgent action that would rein in government overspending and kickstart private sector job creation in Carleton-Mississippi Mills and across Ontario. There are 600,000 women and men in Ontario who didnâ€™t have a job to go to this
morning. These are people who are depending on their elected ofďŹ cials to help turn our provinceâ€™s economy around. Instead, the Liberals are letting Ontarians down. With the doors shut, theyâ€™ve put a government that wasnâ€™t doing its job on autopilot, leaving overspending to continue unchecked and the debt to accumulate. Theyâ€™ve sent the message to businesses and credit rating agencies that the Liberalsâ€™ made-in-Ontario jobs and
debt crisis continues. Enough is enough. Last month, our province lost another 40,000 private sector jobs while the public sector became even more bloated with another 30,000 jobs. In fact, October marked the 70th consecutive month that the provincial unemployment rate has been above the national average. Ontario needs to get off the path of a $30-billion deďŹ cit in order to attract investors and encourage businesses to expand and create new jobs.
All of us want the best possible public services, and the only way to get there is by paying down the debt, balancing the budget and growing the economy. Thatâ€™s why the PCs released our fourth white paper Paths to Prosperity: An Agenda for Growth, which presents 15 bold, new ideas to kick-start the economy and create jobs. MPPs need to be back at work, passing legislation to help balance the budget, eliminate trade barriers, modernize our apprenticeship system and
lower taxes, among a number of other pro-growth actions. Now itâ€™s time for Liberal MPPs to step up and do the right thing by Ontarians. They need to immediately recall the legislature so that we can put Ontario back on track towards economic prosperity. To sign the Ontario PC petition to recall the legislature, visit www.jackmaclarenmpp. com. Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills
Think twice about buying a puppy for Christmas To the editor: For many, the holiday season comes with the irresistible urge to purchase that cute puppy in the window. In stark contrast, January to March are the busiest months in rescues and shelters when countless dogs are dumped, and many healthy dogs are euthanized due to lack of space. Puppy millers force breeding over and over solely for proďŹ t. It is a multimillion-dollar, largely tax-free industry, reliant upon supply and demand. As an emergency rescue responder at a puppy mill, I am haunted by the images that I witnessed: the profound hopelessness in the eyes and body language of every dog, the result of
immeasurable cruelty and abuse. That experience set me on a life-altering course to raise public consciousness to the hell that is puppy mills. The only way to end this cruel industry is to stop supporting it. This Christmas, if you are considering a family companion, visit local rescues and shelters and offer a deserving dog a chance to live, and at the same time, help end the atrocity of puppy mills. For more information see www.nopuppymillscanada.ca. Eileen Woodside Ottawa
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A fabulous day in Algonquin Park Watch for animals EMC lifestyle - As many of you know, I hold a great fondness for Algonquin Park. In addition to being one of the most beautiful places on this planet, it is home to myriad plants and animals, many not occurring much farther south in Ontario. Every trip to Algonquin provides lifelong memories, many involving encounters with its wild inhabitants. Over the years I have seen much of park’s vast interior, yet one of my favourite haunts lies right along a public road. Only 6.2 kilometres long, the Opeongo Road contains stunning beauty and harbours a wealth of wildlife. For much of its length, the road follows Costello Creek. This slow-moving waterway winds through floating mats of northern peatland with a dramatic cliff for a backdrop near where it flows under the Opeongo Road. Recently my good friend Rory MacKay and I visited the Opeongo Road. We arrived a dawn to find frost painting bog plants white and thin ice coating much of the water. A single Bohemian Waxwing, a rare visitor to Algonquin, sang out its sizzling notes as it flew over the creek. Soon after, we heard ice cracking and soft whistles. We snuck down a point to see what was making the commotion. To our delight the origin
A male Spruce Grouse searches for grit along the Opeongo Road. MICHAEL RUNTZ
was a group of eight otters. The aquatic weasels romped atop the ice, periodically wrestling with each other. Many minutes passed before they vanished into the frosted vegetation. Farther along the creek, we came across a muskrat near to a Ring-necked Duck, two American Black Ducks and three Hooded Mergansers. The muskrat obviously did not want company, for it repeatedly swam toward and lunged at the ducks, causing them to move farther away. Just behind the ducks, a mink briefly loped along the edge of the ice. A second muskrat swam into the scene and it too harassed the undoubtedly puzzled ducks.
As we worked our way along the creek, six Gray Jays and a small band of chickadees descended on us. The birds landed around and even on us; they obviously were used to being fed. As we had nothing to offer, they eventually lost interest and moved away. All morning northern finches called overhead as they flew across the sky. Red and White-winged crossbills, Pine Grosbeaks, and Common Redpolls were heard but not seen. Other birds were more obliging: a Black-backed Woodpecker landed on a tall larch across the creek and a male Spruce Grouse plucked grit from the side of the road.
Free shoreline restoration offered EMC news - Interested in learning about low-cost, environmentally friendly ways to stabilize your shoreline and reduce erosion? Want to help enhance wildlife habitat on your property and protect the health of our waterways? Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s (RVCA) Shoreline Naturalization Program is available to help. RVCA is currently providing free site visits
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The remarkable day ended with one very exciting encounter. A Northern Hawk Owl had been seen that very morning, so we diligently scrutinized the tops of spruces along the creek for its distinctive large-headed, long tailed silhouette. Our efforts were rewarded in late afternoon. At first the diurnal owl perched nearly a kilometre away but eventually moved to our side of the creek, offering brief but excellent views. When we finally left we came across a second mink at the other end of the creek. Once again, Costello Creek revealed its magic. The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.
EMC news - The Ministry of Natural Resources is asking motorists to be especially cautious on Ontario’s roads this fall because wildlife is on the move. Moose, elk and deer are particularly active in the fall, especially at dawn and dusk, as they search for mates and food. Deer and elk often travel in groups of two or more, so when motorists see one animal there may be more nearby. Drivers who see these animals along the road should slow down and sound their horns in a series of short bursts. At night, motorists should blink their headlights to warn the animals and give them a chance to move out of the way. Motorists should take extra care where: • roads cross creeks or rivers • in wooded corridors • where field edges run at a right angle to the road • where fences meet roads, and • where wildlife crossing signs are posted. For more information, check out the Ministry of Transportation’s Watch for Wildlife tips for motorists in Ontario.
Winter parking in effect EMC news - Winter overnight parking regulations are in effect from Nov. 15 to April 1. These regulations ensure that the city’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit and motorists. Between these winter dates, when a snowfall of 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada, parking is not permitted on all Ottawa streets between 1 and 7 a.m. This includes any forecast for a range of snow more than 7 cm, such as a snowfall forecast of 5 to 10 cm. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even
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“Call me if it all goes horribly wrong,” the Farmer smiled as I drove away. I’m sure he was picturing Gracie getting away from me and running down Prescott Street, stopping only to eat flowers and Christmas decorations. At the parade loading site, Gracie munched hay and greeted passers-by while we decorated our ‘float’. We would be riding in the back of the Kinlar truck. Note to self: next year put Gracie on a real float, so when she ducks her head to eat more hay, she can still be seen by the crowd. Many just got a view of a fluffy butt. Thank goodness I remembered to bring a poop scoop and bucket. I have never seen a sheep make such a mess of the back of a truck. She must have had a bad case of the nerves. I walked beside the truck with my radio co-hosts Drew and Mark for most of the parade, handing out candy. I haven’t been in a parade since my Girl Guide years. It’s a little overwhelming, and if you tried to catch my eye and I walked right past you, I apologize. I was distributing candy canes and apparently I can only concentrate on one thing at a time. Next year I will simply sit on the float with Gracie and smile and wave. The parade became much more enjoyable for both of us when I ran out of candy and did that. Gracie was calmer with me by her side; she stopped bawling and
lifted her head to survey the crowd. Many times I heard “Look! A real sheep!” I think the fake antlers were a nice touch. Gracie always wanted to be a reindeer. She wasn’t very fond of the red blinking nose, however. Kept trying to eat it. As soon as we reached the end of the parade route, turned the truck around and upgraded to a regular speed, Gracie put her head in my lap and tried to scratch her antlers off. “Ok you can take them off now,” I told her, patting her head and giving her just a tiny bit more corn. Back at the ranch, I opened the tailgate and tugged at Gracie’s wool until she was standing on the edge. I lifted her and she half-hopped out onto the ground. With a little “baa” she ran through the gate to meet Philip the ram, who had just been released from the barn to do his fall breeding. All in all I think it was a pretty exciting day for Gracie. Probably not at all what she imagined when she woke up that morning.
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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant welcomes a Hay East shipment with Laura Lapinskie, Mennonite Disaster Service representative Glenn Buck, the first farmer recipients Luke Martin and Ron McCoy and Brian Hamilton, Ontario Federation of Agriculture member services representative Brian Hamilton. ern farmers sent hay west in 2002. We applaud the efforts of farmers, like Hay West organizer Wyatt McWilliams, for helping farmers today. “I am proud to say that the federal government, in partnership with Hay East and other levels of government, is providing $3 million to help transport hay to those farmers in need. The rural Ontario Conservative caucus continues to stand up for farmers everywhere, assessing the needs of these provinces and considering every option under existing programs.
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March community reveals life before Kanata David Johnston
EMC news - There was a time when the old town hall in South March was the centre of a hub of activity. It was a meeting hall, gathering place and municipal seat for the township which thrived on farm life. A gathering Nov. 13 brought together many of the area’s long-time resident families to reminisce and trade stories. Presented by the March Rural Community Association, the evening at 821 March Rd. was not unlike social activities of years gone by. About 20 people, some whose families date back generations in the area, revealed what they knew about the area and how it developed into being the City of Kanata and a high-tech community, now a part of the greater city of Ottawa. Association President Judy Makin welcomed the group and facilitated the discussion with the assistance of Brian Ward. “Many of our guests are descendants of the original families living in the area.” Part of the discussion focused on some of the old buildings and homes that still exist in the area, such as the Pinhey home, March House, and the Old Town Hall. Eddie Vance, the most senior attendee who dates back to January 1924, told the gathering of a much different life when he was a boy. “There is no place like home,” he said. “We had to walk to school, there was no bus then.” Fortunately for Eddie, his neighbor was a teacher at one of the five one-room schools in the area and he was able to hitch a ride on the horse and buggy. But he was not able to attend high school as that would have required transport to Carp or Nepean, something his family could not do. “We had a one room school where the cosmetic surgery business is today. We had one teacher teaching all grades from kindergarten to grade eight in the same room, but we didn’t
The March Rural Community Association welcomed long-time residents to its meeting Nov. 13 at the Old Town Hall in South March. Among the attendees were Ann Ward, Barbara Vance, Eddie Vance, Judy Vance, Bill Murphy, Gary Maxwell, Dale Vance, Brian Ward and Association President Judy Makin. call them grades in those days.” Barbara Vance was able to ride to school on her horse while years later Eddie Vance drove a school bus to carry rural children to school. Closer to the town hall was The March House, which was often a retail outlet with a residence on the second floor. The attendees recalled the house being a general store, art gallery, post office and pool hall at different times. Eddie Vance sold snowmobiles from that location in the early 1970s. Where the Shoppers Drug Mart stands today, another store owned by Jack Nichols
stood. Behind it was the only ice skating rink in the area. A pool was added on the site in the 1960s. “We used to shop in Carp when we needed things that we didn’t produce in the farm,” said Barbara Vance. “At one time there were five general stores in Carp. I used to buy my Christmas gifts there.” One of the biggest undertakings was when farmers gathered their goods to be sold at the market in downtown Ottawa. “As kids, most of our food was produced on the farm, so it was a big deal when we went
into Ottawa to shop. My family sold homemade butter, eggs and other farm goods at the market.” Many farmers made the trek to the market, often leaving before dawn in summer and not arriving home until after dark. “It was almost an overnight trip,” said Stewart Carroll, a fifth generation resident of March Road who still farms land there. In some instances, farmers would herd their cattle to the market. Others travelled to Lincoln Fields where they could load produce on to a trolley to make the final journey to market. As development changed the landscape, some of the old properties were subdivided or sold for urban sprawl. Today much of the area has been engulfed by the city with the high-tech corridor, housing and shopping centres. Nonetheless, for the farm families of South March, there is still a sense of community that binds the group. For example, it was the March Rural Community Association that helped when Eddie Vance was a township councilor in the 1970s. “Part of the rural area didn’t want to go to Kanata,” he recalled. Eddie also owned the Mr. Gas outlet which used to be on March Road near Dunrobin Road. He operated that business from 1955 to 1983. “Having your own business and being a councilor is a tricky thing to maintain.” The March Rural Community Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the old town hall. Everyone is welcome. Parking is off Klondike Road, just west of March Road. “Many families go back a number of generations,” said Judy Makin. “We are proud to help them maintain their identity as a community. We welcome everyone to come and bring your neighbours, and meet your community association.”
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children in Canadaâ€™s National Capital Region. â€œThis day of flight take a lot of money to get organized,â€? noted Banville, who took part in her first trip to Disney with the organization in 2001. Making magic happen for special needs children is not cheap. This yearâ€™s trip cost $195,000 and would not have been possible without assistance from organizations like Air Canada, which donated the plane for the trip and Shell, which donated the fuel. â€œWe are losing our fuel sponsor in 2013. This is huge for us,â€? said Banville, emphasizing the need to raise funds through Dream Mountains Foundation. Banville canâ€™t say enough about the value of Dreams Take Flight Ottawa and the impact the one-day trip to Walt Disney World can have on a child who might never otherwise have the opportunity to go. â€œIt gives them the opportunity to have some fun. It gives them something else they can think about,â€? Banville said. â€œThey learn that there are others thing out there that they can achieve.â€? Each climberâ€™s out-ofpocket expenses for the trip will be upward of $3,500 on top of the minimum $5,000 each needs to raise for Dreams Take Flight Ottawa. To help, donors can do-
Two youngsters hold hands as they take in the surroundings of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida Sept. 25. The trip is provided for socially, economically and physically challenged children through Dreams Take Flight Ottawa. A group of five individuals, including the organizationâ€™s outgoing and incoming presidents, are going to climb Machu Picchu in Peru in 2013 to raise funds to ensure the Dreams Take Flight trips can continue. nate cash as well as Aeroplan points to offset their flight costs. Banville said
EMC news - Nicole Banville and Jason Colley are going to great heights to make sure Dreams Take Flight (DTF) Ottawa can continue providing special needs children with a one-day trip of lifetime to Walt Disneyâ€™s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Banville and Colley, the 2012 and 2013 presidents of the organization respectively, will be part of a group hiking 44 kilometres to Machu Picchu in Peru to raise money for charity in June 2013. Having been involved with Dreams Take Flight Ottawa since 2001, Banville couldnâ€™t resist the opportunity to fundraise to ensure the magical trips continue. Joining Banville and Colley on their quest to raise funds will be teammates Lou Haddad, Karinka Romanowska and Shawn Dawson. â€œThis opportunity was presented to us by Dream Mountains Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to find unique ways to raise money for different charities in and around Ottawa,â€? said Banville, who is stepping down as an active Dreams Take Flight Ottawa volunteer. Her opportunity to make the fundraising climb came through Dawson, a friend of another Dreams volunteer
whom she had gotten to know. And it was an opportunity that could not be missed. â€œHe (Dawson) knows how to do outdoor stuff and give back to charities,â€? Banville said. â€œShawn will be leading our group.â€? Dawson is the founder of the Dream Mountains Foundation and has become the eight person in history to summit the highest mountain on every continent including Mount Everest in under two years. He also led the 2011 Kilimanjaro and 2012 Everest Base Camp Dream Teams to a 100 per cent summit success on the mountains and together the teams raised more than $170,000 for the seven charities. An outdoor enthusiast, Banville has never hiked to any major summits before. But, she has been out hiking in the Gatineau hills before and she and her teammates will be training in anticipation of their trip. â€œThere will be five of us doing it for Dreams Take Flight Ottawa and we each have a personal goal of $5,000. This is huge for us,â€? said Banville. Dreams Take Flight Ottawa is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing a one-day trip of a lifetime to Disneyâ€™s Magic Kingdom for physically, mentally or socially challenged
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EMC News - Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit to the Glen Cairn Tennis Club on Wednesday night, Nov. 14, participating in a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The prime minister arrived shortly before the start of the event, walking up Oriole Ave. accompanied by members of his protective detail. “I had asked the prime minister (that) if he wasn’t busy this evening, if he wouldn’t mind coming out and be our official Christmas tree lighter,” said Colin McSweeney, a vice-president of the Glen Cairn Community Association and friend of Harper. “He wasn’t busy, so here he is.” The ceremony started with Christmas music by the Glen Cairn Public School handbell choir, a group of grades 7 and 8 students, who performed traditional favourites such as Deck the Halls. After a few songs, the prime minister joined the children and lit the Christmas tree. More than 100 residents turned out for the first annual tree-lighting organized by the Glen Cairn Community Association, Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and the KourierStandard. The event was attended by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor and MPP Jack MacLaren. Christmas Décor by Nutri-Lawn decorated the evergreen tree, which is located on 70 Castlefrank Rd., near the intersection of McKitrick Drive. Hot chocolate and cookies were served during the event. Derrick Curren, who came up with the idea of holding a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, didn’t know the prime minister would attend the event. “I knew something was taking place when I saw the trenchcoats (of the prime minister’s security detail) around,” he said. Curren was one of dozens of residents who lined up and had their photograph taken with Harper. “He just asked me my name; my wife mentioned it was my idea (for the event) and he said, ‘Nice idea.’” Sheila Feres and Kathleen Feres-Patry said they enjoyed meeting the prime minister. “It was very special,” said Sheila. “He asked me my name, and I welcomed him to Glen Cairn.”
At first, Kathleen said she couldn’t join in the photo opportunity. “I can’t I’ve got the dog,” she said, pointing at the family golden retriever, Taffy. “He said, ‘That’s OK, bring the dog in.’”
Prime Minister Stephen Harper sings along at the Glen Cairn Community Association tree lighting ceremony.
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REAL ESTATE 1122 R0011765183
Heather Kennedy & Mike Labelle, Sales Rep 613-797-0202
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360 Fairbrooke Ct Awesome family home ready to move into. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, ﬁnished family room with gas ﬁreplace. Gas heat, central air, large yard with above ground pool. $223,000 MLS #847201 Call Cheryl 2-4PM Sun., Nov 25th, 2012
Located in the hills of Burnstown overlooking the Madawaska R. Tall pines and maples enhance this sloped lot. Easy highway access and is located in a planned subdivision. $49,900 MLS #847209 Call Cheryl
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All Brick Split level, wood ﬂooring, home business potential/in law suite, outskirts of Arnprior, $314,900 MLS #846927. Call the Defalcos
Larger than it appears this 3+1 bedroom , 2 bath beauty, pool, deck, loads of upgrades, $229,900 MLS #851054. Call the Defalcos S IE IL M FA
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Retirement bungalow , beautiful private property, on the outskirts of Arnprior, $304,900 MLS #847831. Call the Defalcos
Single garage, huge rear yard /fenced, immaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath raised ranch, walk to amenities. $235,000 MLS #838911. Call the Defalcos
3 bedrm/2storey, Beautifully decorated and fully renovated. Only $159,900 MLS #851109 Call Jenn
Jenn Spratt Broker of Record A.S.A 613-623-4846
Monica Scopie, Broker 613-623-7303
Bruce Skitt, Sales Rep 613-769-3164
Great family home in a well established neighborhood. 3 bedrooms on main ﬂoor and 2 large ones on lower level. 2 bathrooms one on each ﬂoor. Large deck with access from kitchen and den. Great back yard. Awesome home for a daycare facility. $269,900 MLS #837620 Call Cheryl
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25TH 2-3:30 PM 331 CARUSO STREET, ARNPRIOR 4 bedroom bungalow, carport, $239,900 MLS #849123 Your host Mike Defalco L TA PI S HO
Walk to all amenities from this John Street Cutie! Pretty fenced rear yard, large deck, gas, Special! $178,900 MLS #849608. Call the Defalcos
Mike & Donna Defalco Sales Rep/Broker A.S.A 613-623-2602
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ATTENTION FAMILIES! Split level in sought after residential location, walk to schools, amenities. $294,900 MLS #851786. Call the Defalcos S OU CI A SP
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Families will love the Location, Lot, Living Space, in ground Pool that this Split Level has to offer! $364,900 MLS #838193. Call the Defalcos
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25TH 2-3:30 PM 242 HARRIET STREET, ARNPRIOR 3+ bedroom, SINGLE FAMILY HOME! In ground pool, walk to everything! $189,900 MLS #851800. Your host Donna Defalco
Cheryl Richardson-Burnie Broker 613-623-9222
Pretty Darn Perfect Bungalow, almost new, quite spacious, very polished. $314,900 MLS #850740. Call the Defalcos
Very comfortable 3 bedroom hi-ranch with single attached garage. New ﬁnishes thru-out, includes roof, ﬂooring, windows, Gas heat and central air. Within walking distance to all amenities. $224,900 MLS #840909 Call Cheryl S IE IL M FA
This is the home for the active family! Arena, Ski Hills, Golf, & River all close. $219,900 MLS #851568. Call the Defalcos Y BB HOARM F
Hard to ﬁnd, 45 Acres/McNab, creek, 1990 Bungalow, newer furnace, f/place, & c/air, $389,900 MLS #848510. Call the Defalcos OPEN HOUSE
Watch for us in the Annual Santa Claus Parade Saturday, November 24th, 6pm Feel free to drop off any non perishable food items for our Local Food Bank, at our office 194 Daniel Street S Arnprior, or see us along the parade route…
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19 Ewen St Arnprior MLS #849925 Your host Bruce Skitt
190 Elgin St Condo 304 MLS #849157 Your host Jenn Spratt
Custom bungalow with full walk-out lower level approx 3000 sq ft – 3 baths, 4 bedrms MLS #834778 Call Jenn
Fully renovated with brand new septic system. Move in ready. MLS #850047 Call Jenn
Peace & Tranquility – Unique 3 bedrm, 3 baths home. Custom open concept design $409,900 MLS #834937 Call Jenn
2 Acre custom built side split ½ way between Arnprior and Renfrew $334,900 MLS #850528 Call Jenn
Custom built beauty overlooking Carp River. Granite & hardwood. Master suite, super sized garage MLS #847536 Call Jenn
Condo – Beauty. Bright, open concept, extra kitchen cupboards, 2 bedrms MLS #837387 Call Jenn
Large maple kitchen, 3 bid bedrms, ﬁnished rec room, spotless décor. MLS #845124 Call Jenn
Sought after location of executive homes on the edge of town. Call Jenn for details MLS #845339 Call Jenn
You be the boss! Onluy $59,900 and you’re on your way to running a successful Diner. No experience req’d. Present owner willing to train. MLS #842009. Call Jenn
Stunning custom built bungalow with cathedral ceilings/granny suite, full walk-out lower level MLS #840770 Call Jenn
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Beautifully decorated semi on Huyck. Original owner. Only $214,000 MLS #851833 Call Jenn
Log chalet, 3 stories, 4+ bdrms 2 baths Seasonal/ year round pleasure MLS #850591 $329,000 Call Heather and Mike
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4 Season 3 bdrm home w/Calabogie Lake access Income generating solar panels MLS #848928 $289,900 Call Heather and Mike
3283 RIVER RD. Solid 3 unit apt. building with a possibility of a 4th unit but must change zoning to accommodate 4 units. Propane heat, upgraded water treatment system, environmental phase 1 and 2 completed in 2002. Live in 1 rent the rest or operate a home business from 1 unit! $224,900 MLS #848197 Call Donna
Beautiful treed lot only minutes from Arnprior on a quiet paved road. Includes drilled well. $64,900 MLS #848895 Call Donna
127 Torbolton St., Constance Bay Great potential for this charming 2+1 bedrm bungalow with rec rm, den & 3rd bedrm in basement, large 100’ x 100’ lot, needs some ﬂooring, interior trim, paint & exterior siding on sun rm addition, 4 pce bathroom has been remodelled. Asking $179,900
NEW PRICE! 2120 Kinburn Side Road, RR #2 Kinburn Sprawling all brick 3+1 bedrm bungalow on 7 acres, large attached garage/workshop with Phase 3 power, kitchen & 2 pce bath plus loft & huge detached garage, home has unique layout with main ﬂr famrm & laundry, master bedrm with ensuite, ﬁnished basement with 4 pce bathrm, guest rm & recrm. Good spot for home based business $599,900
WATERFRONT! 4620 Northwoods Dr., Buckhams Bay West Wow! 3 bedrm bungalow , 100’ ft on Ottawa River, 2 ﬁreplaces, updated windows, shingles 2003, riverside deck, 2 pce ensuite bath, nicely ﬁnished rec room & huge workshop in basement with garage door access! $449,900
LARGE LAND PARCELS FOR SALE 2 HOURS WEST OF OTTAWA Gorman Lake 1000 acre managed forest property with 3300 ft on lake complete with trails, streams, small private lake. Excellent spot for long term land investment. $999,900 Birch Island, White Lake 10 acre private island, 3 bedrm winterized cottage, southern exposure, mountainview & crownland on opposite shore only 1 hr from Ottawa! Cottage has hydro, well, septic, composite wood siding, metal roof, sunrm, woodstove, bathrm, wrap-around decks, large shed, dock with clean, deep water for swimming, ﬁshing & boating! $499,900
Lake Clear 127 breath-taking acres with 900 ft on the lake for $399,900 Lake Clear 500+ acres on Opeongo Road with frontage on the lake for $699,900
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Two Storey Townhouses Starting at $199,000 Also offering: Bungalow Singles, Bungalow Towns, 2-Storey Singles on your choice of 35 or 42 ft. lots.
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1 Vanjumar Rd.,
3 Bedroom hi-ranch fully ﬁnished on both levels, hardwood ﬂoors in living room and formal dining room. Large den and games room area easily converted to a 4th bedroom. Large back yard deck and patio areas and above ground pool. Oversized paved driveway, nicely landscaped.
MLS 844192 $350,000
MLS 822848 $254,900
MLS 841209 $269,000
MLS 832720 $174,900
MLS 830235 $475,000
MLS 848052 $425,000
Beautiful 3 bedroom home in very sought after neighborhood, within walking distance to all amenities including churches, schools, park, downtown shopping, marina, boat launch, hospital, totally renovated along with new 2 storey addition, fenced yard.
MLS 835437 $198,500
2 Storey retail building in downtown Arnprior. Lrg stock & storage area at rear and loading area at rear, 2 access for further storage in full basement, huge 2nd flr with open concept, former apartments, can be converted back to supplement income with some work / updating required.
MLS 848064 $272,000
MLS 834144 $234,900
Monthly Payments $918.28
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MOVE IN FOR CHRISTMAS! RENOVATED & NEW ADDITION. SPECTACULAR RIVER VIEW. MLS#844879
83 SHORT ROAD, ARNPRIOR IMMACULATE SEMI DETACHED. INCLUDES GAS FIREPLACE, APPLIANCES 1 ½ BATHS, DIRECT ENTRY FROM GARAGE. MLS#837504
3 Bedroom historical charm in the “Glebe” of Arnprior, soughtafter neighbourhood, walk to all schools, town park and swimming in Ottawa River, boat launch and marina, hospital, churches and downtown. Fully fenced deep lot offers privacy, large kitchen with patio doors to backyard patio area.
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SEMI DETACHED Unique opportunity, Arnprior edge of town 2 homes for sale on Ottawa River waterfront, live in one & rent the other. Bungalow has eat-in kitchen, large dining room, large living room. Features gas ﬁreplace, many updates including roof 2 yrs, windows 2 yrs, ﬂooring, high eff gas furnace 1 yrs, detached gas heated 2 car garage, separate detached workshop.
69 CARSS STREET
Arnprior 5 unit apartment building in central location, good sized units has gas ﬁreplaces. Tenants pay hydro and heating, up to date gas furnace provides heat to common areas and unit #1 and two ducts in unit #2 coin laundry on lower level.
Principal & Interest $918.28 Monthly Property Taxes $0.00
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“HOME SWEET HOME” CUSTOM KITCHEN. ALL APPLIANCES. RIVERVIEW FROM REAR DECK. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. MLS#850695
3 Bedroom home with attached addition was a former general store / post ofﬁce and has walk in cooler, ideal for in home business, 2 car detached garage work-shop, gas ﬁreplace in living room, part of basement has handy walk-out access to outside.
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1144 RIVER ROAD, BRAESIDE 3+1 Bedrms on lrg lot, eat-in kitchen, hardwood ﬂoors, huge backyard, private deck, fully ﬁnished basement, 2 car heated attached garage / workshop, extra lrg driveway, gas heating plus gas ﬁreplace.
(off of White Lake Rd.) Arnprior, ON
95 Acre hobby farm, 10 min west of Arnprior on Goshen Rd. with access to HWY 17. Log home with many upgrades. Lrg living rm, lots of room for expansion, log barns with standing stalls, open pasture & tillable, plus bush at rear.
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GENERAL STORE FOR SALE! White Lake General Store, 6 Burnstown Rd., White Lake Only 45 mins west of Ottawa! Many improvements & updates includes land, building, & store with 3 bedrm apt plus boasts LCBO/beer sales, postal outlet, gas pumps, lottery sales, groceries, propane tank exchange& ice. Extremely busy location attracts campers, hunters, sightseers, snowmobilers & anglers. $679,900
VILLAGE CREEK ~ ARNPRIOR
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91 MILTON STEWART AVE, GLASGOW STATION 3 BEDROOMS. 2 BATHS. HARDWOOD FLOORS. ATTACHED GARAGE. MLS# 848072
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62 BRIDGE STREET, ARNPRIOR
47 PROPER STREET, BRAESIDE
SUPER RETIREMENT OR STARTER! TWO BEDROOM BUNGALOW ON CORNER LOT. BEATS PAYING RENT! MLS# 846320
THREE BEDROOM BUNGALOW WITH APPLIANCES. 1 ½ BATHS. GARAGE/WORKSHOP. QUIET VILLAGE SETTING MLS#844922
1263 RIVER ROAD, BRAESIDE THREE LEVELS LIVING SPACE. INLAW/STUDIO. WORKSHOP. HOT TUB AND APPLIANCES. AWESOME RIVER VIEW! MLS#825130
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805 RIVER ROAD, BRAESIDE MLS# 842145 2 BEDROOMS. WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. EXTRA LARGE DETACHED GARAGE
19 HIDDEN RIVER RD, ARNPRIOR MLS# 841326 FAMILY HOME ON 3.8 ACRES. 5 BEDROOMS. 4 BATHS. THREE LEVELS. APPLIANCES. MUST BE SEEN.
JUST OFF HWY 417
351 CAMPBELL DRIVE, ARNPRIOR GREAT FAMILY HOME JUST OFF HWY 417. APPLIANCES. JACUZZI IN CUSTOM BATHROOM. IKEA CABINETS IN MASTER…MUST BE SEEN. MLS#839646
736 RIVER ROAD, BRAESIDE MLS#848209 3 BEDROOMS. 2 BATHS. CUSTOM KITCHEN. FORMAL DINING. MAIN LEVEL TV ROOM. OFFICE. RIVER VIEW.
14 TIERNEY ST, ARNPRIOR 3 BEDROOMS, ALL BRICK HOME, QUIET STREET ON PREMIUM IN-TOWN LOT MLS#827445
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1180 Old Carp Rd, Lot 100â€™ by 150â€™ Lovely 3 plus 1 bedroom, Interior and Exterior renos top to bottom, Close to all amenities. MLS#847140
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176 Park Ave. Carleton Place - $259,900 Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow. Large sunny kitchen with computer station. 23x21 lower level family rm. Close to all amenities and easy access to Hwy#7. All new windows, siding, driveway, central air, landscaping, front porch, countertops, sinks, paint and more. Move in condition. 20 minutes from Scotiabank Place. MLS# 844590
928 OLD ALMONTE RD, ALMONTE CALL JOY: 613-371-2475
20 SPRUCE CRESCENT, ARNPRIOR â€“ $199,500
Three bedroom townhouse in the heart of Arnprior. New roof, carpeting. Available for immediate possession.
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$369,900 MLS# 848169 GREAT LOCATION! Quiet Country Living in this sun filled 3+1 bedroom, 3 bath Bungalow. Eat-in kitchen, living room with new gas fp, sunroom, large family room w/bar, hottub room, new furnace, private landscaped yard w/manicured lawns.
48 MILL STREET, ALMONTE Joy Neville Sales Representative
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3 or 4 Br. Bungalow in sought after subdivision, very upscale home $374,500 base price, customers colors and further upgrades. Early occupancy available call Terry for more details.
Good Starter or Retirement Home 2 Bedrooms, modern Kt, many upgrades and large back yard with gardens and fountain, zoned for home business located near downtown call for all the details. Asking$239,500.
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OTTAWA RIVER BUILDING LOT 1.2 ACRES ASKING $184,900 198 ACRES ROBERTSON LINE RD. MIXED BUSH AND OPEN AREAS ASKING$319,000
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Lot 18 Ridgeview Dr., Arnprior Naturally treed 2+ acre lot in established neighborhood. Close to the Arnprior Golf Course, 7 minutes to Arnprior and 40 minutes to Kanata. Culvert installed. The lot gently rises to the rear backing on to green space. Buy now and be ready to build in the spring. MLS#850574
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Sunday, Nov 25th 1-3pm Jenn Spratt
190 Elgin St Condo 304
Sunday, Nov 25th 2-4pm Bruce Skitt
19 Ewen St Arnprior
Sunday, Nov 25th 1-3pm Bernice Horne
10 Charles St., #3, Arnprior - Excellent home - lots of space in this 3 level, 2 bedroom unit. Hardwood floors in main living area, full basement, newer windows and roof, freshly painted. Great location. Available immediately. MLS#837318 $149,900
242 Harriet Street, Arnprior
3681 Vaughan Side Rd., Carp Original log home totally renovated & updated situated on 23 acres. Eat in kitchen, formal dining room and lvg rm, fully finished basement. 8’ wrap around covered porch. 3 baths, 3 bedrms, c/air, c/vac. Vaulted ceiling in master bdrm. Separate 18 x 16 log cabin with loft, electricity and wood stove. Inground pool. MLS#847006
31 Smolkin Street, Arnprior
Sunday, Nov 25th 2-3:30pm Mike Defalco
331 Caruso Street, Arnprior
103 Falcon Brook Rd., Carp Large 4 bdrm, 3 bath bungalow in an excellent location. Excellent family home, spacious rooms thruout, eat in kitchen, formal dng room, lge master with ensuite. Unfinished basement. Above ground pool with large private rear yard. Excellent condition and location. MLS#847461
673 Crooked Side Rd., Ashton - Updated bungalow on 2+ acre private lot. Open concept main floor, hardwood and tile, finished basement with outside access. Nearly new metal roof, maintenance free exterior, 3 storage sheds, generator hook up. MLS#845950
4544 Woodkilton Rd., Woodlawn Open concept bungalow on 1/2 acre lot. 2 sided gas fireplace in lvg rm/family rm; hardwood thruout. No basement but lots of storage. Attached 2 car garage. Nicely landscaped lot. Move in condition!!
3789 Loggers Way, Kinburn All brick 3 storey on a corner lot. 4 bedroom 2 bath home with lots of upgrades - kitchen, septic, roof, windows, wiring. Large rooms, lots of storage, 3rd floor bedroom. Detached garage/workshop; storage shed. Great location. Windows 2007, Furnace 2009, Roof 2009, Electrical 2010. MLS# 846841
Sunday, Nov 25th 2-3:30pm Donna Defalco
69 Woodridge Crt., Braeside - Split level home on 2+ acre treed lot. Formal lvg rm/dng rm; eat in kitchen with access to rear deck and 16 x 32 inground pool. Family room off kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 4 pc main bath, 5 pc ensuite. Unspoiled basement with 12’ ceilings. Excellent fazmily home in very family oriented neighborhood. MLS# 834815
Sunday Nov. 25th 2-4pm Cheryl Richardson-Burnie
360 Fairbrooke Ct
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EMC news - Try and try again. People who are addicted to the drug Fentanyl may have to try rehab over and over again before they finally kick the powerful painkiller. That’s not the message many people wanted to hear during a meeting at Manotick United Church on Nov. 14, but it’s reality according to a counsellor with Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services. The meeting switched back and forth from cold, clinical facts about Fentanyl to emotional dialogue about the effect the powerful drug has had on local families. More than 50 people attended; many appeared to be the right age to have teenaged children. Last August, 17-year-old Tyler Campbell of Manotick died of an overdose of Fentanyl. The public meeting was organized by MPP Lisa MacLeod, who invited Ottawa police officers, Dr. Melanie Willows of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and
Dennis Westwell speaks about the death of his 17-yearold grandson from an overdose of Fentanyl during a public meeting to discuss abuse of the drug. The emotional meeting was held in Manotick on Nov. 14. Rideauwood’s Amanda Neilson. Experts on hand said Fentanyl abuse often pops up in small pockets, affecting one community while sparing others nearby. Manotick and the nearest high school – St. Mark – have been seriously affected
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by the drug’s use and the property crime that comes with it, as users steal to pay for their next drug purchase. Fentanyl is a prescription pain killer that comes in patch form and is meant to be worn on the skin and absorbed slowly over a period of two or
three days. Addicts remove the gel from inside the patch and either smoke or inject it, releasing all the potency of the drug in one quick burst. Willows said many teens will experiment with drugs but an opiate like Fentanyl – which is much more potent than morphine – is much higher risk, in part because users can become addicted very quickly. Willows and Neilson stressed that addiction can happen to anyone. “You didn’t cause it,” Neilson told the audience. “You can’t control it.” Neilson said parents of addicts can cope. She said fear and anger are natural responses to finding out a child is addicted to a drug, but parents must deal with those emotions and then move forward, getting professional help as needed. She said education and understanding are key, “but it doesn’t have to happen all on your own.” Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services can be reached at 613-724-4881 or at www.rideauwood.org.
Fentanyl: signs of abuse EMC news - During a public meeting in Manotick on Nov., 14, Dr. Melanie Willows of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre outlined the ways a Fentanyl user may appear after using the drug. Signs include: * Small, pin-point pupils. * Drowsiness. * Slurred speech. * Poor attention or memo-
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The beef is here, and so is the pizza at Sammy’s Pizza David Johnston
EMC business - Burger lovers will be treated to freshly homemade delicacies at Sammy’s Bay Burgers in Constance Bay. A division of the popular Sammy’s Restaurant in Dunrobin, owner/manager Paul Leach opened the new location Nov. 1, to feature eatin and take-out food. “I live in the Bay so it was a natural idea to open this outlet,” said Paul. With the support of his girlfriend Vicki Penney acting as manager of Bay Burgers, Leach re-opened the restaurant recently vacated by The Pizza Box at 131 Constance Bay Road. The new enterprise is already making waves in The Bay as residents check out the menu, which features signature burgers named after streets in the community. “We want to make this place feel like part of the village,” said Vicki. “We plan to create a community meeting place atmosphere with local memorabilia, photos and our freshly cooked food.” A native Ottawa Valley son, Paul has more than 15 years experience in the food industry, working in Montreal, Ottawa and West Carleton where he acquired his ﬁrst restaurant when he purchased Sammy’s in Dunrobin in 2010. “The success of Sammy’s
has given me the ability to open Bay Burgers,” he said. “We want to continue to build our clientele by offering great food in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.” Each burger is accompanied by a mountain of fresh cut French fries, served in a basket. They even offer malt vinegar for the true connoisseur. Or you can turn the fries into poutine. The burgers are huge, with some smaller appetites choosing to share. The basic burger is the Baldwin, which can be adorned with bacon, cheese and the usual lettuce, tomato toppings, along with condiments. The Allbirch features pickles, cheddar cheese and Thousand Islands dressing, while the Len Purcell has pepperoni, red onion and mozzarella cheese with marinara sauce. Vicki’s favourite is the Monty Burger, which comes stacked with fried mushrooms and melted mozzarella cheese. Paul enjoys a healthy appetite so he prefers the Ultimate BBQ Bay Burger topped with onion rings, barbecue sauce and cheese. For those who like it hot, there is the Fireside burger featuring fried onions and Frank’s hot sauce or the Archie burger with jalapeno peppers, salsa and sour cream.
with a different taste, there is the Dunrobin Donair Burger made from donair meet with garlic sauce. The eclectic eater might prefer the Baillie Burger with peanut butter and bacon while vacationers may want to sink their teeth into a Holiday Hawaiian Burger with pineapple, ham, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. For anyone willing to risk it, there is the Hunter Heart Attack Burger with eight strips of bacon, triple cheese and two patties. That’s more than a mouthful no matter how big the appetite. All the burgers, except for the Hunter, are priced under $10, which includes the ample serving of fries. In addition to the specialty burgers, customers can build their own from toppings such as mushrooms, green or black olives, onions, red onions, tomatoes and hot peppers. Poutine fans can create unique dishes too, with feta cheese, ham, donair meat, ground beef, chicken, meatballs, pepperoni, bacon or smoked meat for $1.50 per item.
Of course, the pizzas that built Sammy’s popularity in West Carleton are also available. You can even take home an unbaked pizza to cook at your convenience. There is free delivery on orders over $12 before taxes. Customers are greeted at the ordering counter by members of the Bay Burgers team, which includes Chelsi, Iain, Brandon, Adam and James. Even Paul’s four-year-old son Gabriel is eager to help out. As the restaurant is developed, Vicki and Paul plan to feature homemade soup and daily specials to be advertised on a chalk board behind the counter. They are also considering an early-morning coffee and breakfast service. Next summer they plan to open the ice cream window to serve frosty treats to be enjoyed on a refurbished patio. “The community is a big part of what this place is all about,” said Paul. “We are all neighbours here.” To order by phone, call 613-832-2210 or drop in to 131 Constance Bay Road to say hi. You might want to stay a while.
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EMC news - When Antonio Misaka tried to organize an event for his tech-based nonprofit group with the city, he was met with a brick wall. “Sometimes we don’t know how things work when it’s related to the city,” said the Britannia Heights resident who works as the system manager for CompuCorps, a technology training and mentorship charity that recycles electronic devices. Misaka wanted to organize an e-waste drop-off in partnership with the city, but he had “no clue how to get information” from city hall. Sarah Smythe, a community educator from Stittsville, works with children in Kanata and wants to teach them how to be more involved in their community. Misaka and Smythe had very different reasons for wanting to engage in civic life when they decided to attend a trial workshop run by a new local organization called the Citizens Academy.
The idea for the academy sprung from founder Ken Victor’s experience observing a similar program in Syracuse, N.Y., last winter. Victor, a lead facilitator with Leadership Ottawa, quickly enlisted his colleague, Manjit Basi, to bring the model to Ottawa. The idea is to bring citizens from all walks of life together with experts to spark a respectful discussion about the process of engaging with the city and fostering change. “We came back and on our drive we were just going a mile a minute,” Basi said. “This is what dialogue and learning needs to look like. “What inspired us was that maybe learning how your municipal government works, which is the level of government closest to you, can actually have citizens engage in a more meaningful and strategic way.” The pair decided to craft an academy that reflects Ottawa’s unique character. “Ottawa is full of people who care, who want to do things to make their community better and to make their
city better, but sometimes they are overwhelmed,” Basi said. “They don’t know how, they don’t know the right people, they don’t have the networks and they don’t know the process. Sometimes they don’t even know their rights and how they can engage.” Misaka and Smythe joined approximately 60 people packed into a basement room at the Hintonburg Community Centre on Nov. 15 for the second of two English-language classes. The academy also offered French courses and online sessions as part of a pilot project to test out their model. The group plans to find additional funding and refine the courses in hopes of offering them in eight-week runs starting next fall. Basi is insistent the courses would always remain free for citizens, but offering sessions tailored to groups to businesses could be done for a fee to keep the organization afloat, she said. RE-IMAGINING RECREATION
The Nov. 15 session was intended to be about how to get involved in recreation decisions for their communities, who is responsible and how those decisions are made. But presenters and participants were keen to engage in a philosophical discussion about why and how the city offers recreation programs and facilities and who they are geared towards. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, a sports management graduate and former city lifeguard, kicked off the discussion with a series of statements to get people thinking, including a question about whether the city is building health care or “sick care.” Recreation can be a preventative health measure or it can include an element of elite-level training. Fleury asked the audience to think about what kinds of goals the city is trying to reach when it develops recreation programs: access for all citizens or athletic training? What is the role of businesses and sports clubs and what is the threshold of the city’s responsibility for
recreation, compared to program offered by those other sources? The group also heard from Kelly Robertson, a West Carleton resident who is the city’s manager of recreation programs, who outlined how the outdoor rink program is a great example of delivering recreation programming through community partnerships. The city provides grants and infrastructure to community groups to run a free-access outdoor skating and hockey rink in neighbourhoods during the winter. That topic of community partnerships dominated the discussion. Participants wanted to know how the city seeks to engage residents in planning the recreation offerings for their communities and why there aren’t more partnerships with schools and universities that already have facilities in which the city could run programs. Mohamed Sofa, a community activist who works at the Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Resource Centre, was the last presenter. There were many nodding
heads in the audience as he described a collaboration he and other groups set up in his neighbourhood called RecNet so they can get together and collectively determine what community needs are not being met. But how those ideas can get traction at city hall is another matter and a question that was left somewhat unanswered during the session. Robertson indicated that an idea can start with just one citizen, but whether it will become a program offering is dependant on so many factors. Likewise, participants left with no solid vision for how to set up a community network like RecNet or how successful it would be. But they did leave the session inspired by the discussion, which opened them up to new ways of thinking about recreational possibilities and priorities for their communities. Ultimately, igniting activism is the point of the Citizens Academy. “We need citizens to talk about it,” Sofa said. “Until we feel (the need) in the city, nothing will happen.”
Ottawa’s Dorothy Stephanie La Rochelle performs Over the Rainbow for members of council and the audience during council’s Nov. 14 meeting. The Greely resident was the runner-up in CBC’s television show contest to choose the actor to play the lead of Dorothy in the Mirvish production of Wizard of Oz in Toronto this winter. Mayor Jim Watson and La Rochelle’s city councillor, Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson, look on in the background.
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Bartering a key survival tool in Depression era EMC lifestyle - There seemed to me that not much money changed hands back in those Depression years. Of course, there wasn’t much money around. Mother pretty well ran the house on what was in the sugar bowl holding her egg money, which came from selling eggs, cream, butter, chickens and sticky buns door-to-door in Renfrew on Saturdays. And, of course, in the summer times, a few more pennies were realized when she could add fresh vegetables from our ample garden to her wares. Father always had a few coins in his pocket, but they were few and far between indeed. It seemed to me back then that most of the commerce of the day was done by bartering. Mr. Briscoe at Briscoe’s General Store wasn’t interested in trading what he sold for chickens, vegetables, cream or butter. After all, the entire Northcote farm area had an amply supply of those things themselves. But he always welcomed Mother’s sticky buns. These she traded for sugar and green tea. For the rare times old Doctor Murphy had to drive out all the way from Renfrew, and there were very few coins in the egg money bowl, he would
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be paid for his visit with a freshly plucked chicken, a sealer jar or fresh cream, and, of course, eggs. There was always an ample supply of eggs, and Dr. Murphy, it seemed to me, never expected to get hard cold cash for his trip out from Renfrew. The stores in town were a different matter. Those owned locally were used to bartering with the farming community. But you could never make a deal with Walker’s Store, which was owned by some big ﬁrm in Toronto. It had to be cold hard cash. But it wasn’t unusual to see Mother making a deal at Scott’s Hardware or Aikenhead Store. A fresh chicken for chicken wire, or freshly churned butter for cough medicine. There really was a Mr. Scott and a Mr. Aikenhead, and they seemed to know ready cash was scarce. I doubt Mother was ever turned away because she hadn’t the money to pay for what she needed.
It seemed to me Father was continually bartering with other farmers in Northcote. It wasn’t at all unusual to see him walking a young heifer out the lane with a rope around its neck and coming back with a colt. Or he would load a sheep in the back of the old Model T, and come back with a couple of newborn piglets. It was how the farm community survived the terrible Depression that had closed in around them. Although we depended heavily on the hand me down boxes that came regularly from Regina, from Aunt Lizzie, it wasn’t at all unusual for the clothes to be traded amongst the neighbours. I once got a lovely coat from my little friend Joyce who had outgrown it. I doubt we had anything to give her in return … they were so much better off than we were. After all, Joyce lived in a brick house and had a toilet! As regular as clock work, we had visits from Rawleigh
their wares. It wasn’t unusual for Mother, when she had bought over her limit to start bartering with them. They bantered back and forth, and when the salesmen realized there wasn’t enough money to pay for what Mother had chosen, they could either take the couple pounds of butter and a few eggs, or pack up and leave.
and Watkins door-to-door salesmen. They travelled by horse and buggy, and we could always tell when they were coming in our long lane, because they both had big brass bells around their horse’s necks, which gave plenty warning they were on their way. They were both great salesmen, and it was hard to resist
They usually accepted the barter. It seemed to me back then, that bartering was simply a way of life. There was no embarrassment to trading one thing for another. It was just another tool that helped people of the thirties survive.
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It Shouldn’t Hurt The official puck dropping ceremony kicked off the It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child hockey tournament Nov. 16-18 at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Taking part in the ceremony were Patrick Simmonds from Arnprior Legion, Ted Graham, Yvon Ouellet and Sharon Rosenfelt (representing Victims of Violence), Abby Manson (who sang O Canada), and players Joel Ryan and Jack Rampton (Arnprior Packers), Paul Ellis-Legault (Mississippi Thunder Kings), Nathan Batchelor (Kanata Novice Jets) and Evan Player (West End Barracudas).
And they’re off Runners from across Ottawa brave the cold on Sunday, Nov. 18 to participate in the Mission Possible Half Marathon at the Marshes Golf Course in Kanata. The annual event run staged by the Running Room is held in support of the Ottawa Mission.
EMC sports – They shoot, they score. Hockey players registered for the 2013 edition of the West Carleton Community Association’s Outdoor Hockey Program will officially hit the ice in early January. The hockey program includes the villages of Kinburn, Carp, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, and Fitzroy Harbour, and ends in March. Select registration nights will take place for boys and girls aged five to 15 at local community centres. Matthew Clark, volunteer organizer for Kinburn’s team, said the non-competitive, noncontact league has been a tradition in West Carleton for many years. Age divisions for the league include five to seven, eight to nine, and 10 to 12 years. Carp, Fitzroy Harbour and Constance Bay have a 13 to 15 year old division, and one will be added to Dunrobin and Kinburn if enough interest in shown at registration. Clark said there’s no telling how many youngsters will turn up on registration night, as one age division is not more popular than the other. “It depends on the demographics (in the communities,” he said. “There’s been periods where lots of younger players have shown up, and others where there isn’t. Some people tend to move away and come back, so that changes it.” It’s Kinburn’s third year as a participant in the outdoor league. The league is solely a fun recreational program with the opportunity for children to suit up for Canada’s official winter sport when they would otherwise not have the chance, contin-
ued Clark. Scores are kept for individual games, but there is no declared champion. The league, he went on to say, has been attracting more females to the sport over the years, likely due to the recreational aspect of the sport. The great amount of skating and long shifts also appeals to a wide range of players, he added. All skill levels are invited to participate. The outdoor hockey league showcases a strong bond between the West Carleton communities. Volunteers from different communities tend to reach out to its neighbours when it comes to coordinating games and practices. “We all help each other out,” he said. “There are an awful lot of intercommunity relations.” The league will host one game a week and one practice a week, with games rotating between “home” and “away”. Practices are held at the Dunrobin Community Centre Full hockey equipment is a must. REGISTRATION DATES
Kinburn will host its registration on Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the community centre. Carp will hold its registration on Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and on Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the community centre. Constance Bay is hosting theirs on Dec. 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. and again after the Santa Claus parade at its community centre. Dunrobin will hold theirs on Dec. 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at its community centre. Fitzroy Harbour will have theirs on Nov. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the community centre.
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9 t h Annual C andlelight Memorial Service W hen: Saturday, D ecc ember 8 t h , 2012 T ime: 7:00 p.m. L ocation: Pilon Family Chapel 5 0 John Street North, Arnprior W e would like to extend a warm i nvitation to attend our annual C andlelight Memorial Service.
Friday, November 30, 3Pm - 8PM Saturday, December 1, 8Am - 2PM Carp Fairgrounds
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There are just enough cooks in the kitchen with Helen Hill, left, Mary Carry, and Jean Cavanagh preparing the veggies at the Kinburn Community Centre dinner.
Turkey’s cooked The St. John’s Anglican Church in Antrim held a turkey dinner at the Kinburn Community Centre on Nov. 18. Hard at work on the meal’s centerpiece is Brent Cavanagh, left, Brian Carry, and Brad Cavanagh.
Laura Sullivan and Ally Cram are in charge of dishing out desert at the Antrim church’s turkey dinner last Sunday afternoon.
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Blues legends hit a chord in Constance Bay David Johnston
Savoy Brown, a British blues institution for more than 47 years, is led by founding member Kim Simmonds on guitar, with Joe Whiting on vocals and sax, Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimmon on drums. The band performed at Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre Saturday.
“The music just appealed to my emotions,” he reﬂected, “and it still does to this day.” As a teenager, he quit school to form his ﬁrst band under the direction of his older brother Harry. The group decided to call themselves the Savoy Brown Blues Band to emphasize their Chicago Blues-style repertoire. They took Savoy from the U.S. blues label, Savoy Records, which they thought sounded elegant and “Brown” because they perceived it as
The band recorded its ﬁrst record in 1966 but didn’t make an impression in the United States until 1969. Dedicated to its blues-rock and boogie sound, they captured, forever, the spirit of the music on the live side of their album “A Step Further” that
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after all these years.” About the only real downside of touring is that you miss a lot of family events that you’d like to be at.” Simmonds’ lifelong passion for guitar and playing the blues started in the late 1950s in England when many American blues artists were ﬁnding fame across the Atlantic. People like Magic Slim and Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush and others captured the hearts of millions of new fans in the U.K.
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the next stop on this North American tour, something he’s been doing for more than 47 years. “The tour is continuing to be so much fun that I can hardly stand it,” he said. “The travelling can be a bit much – 800 mile drive bus drives through the night to the next venue – that’s a little reality to throw in, but it’s worth it to see so many long-time fans.” They bring out old vinyl records to be autographed and it’s great to be able to do that
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EMC entertainment - It was up close and personal, something very special. That’s what the audience was treated to Saturday at Constance Bay Community Centre when legendary British blues band Savoy Brown took the stage for an intimate performance. Though the hall was far from capacity, those who came to witness one of the world’s classic blues bands were not disappointed. Led by iconic frontman Kim Simmonds on lead guitar, the band walked effortlessly through its roster of timeless tunes. The next edition in Kirk Mandy’s Bringing Blues to the Bay series that has featured greats such as Johnny Winter and John Mayall, the Savoy Brown show was blues at its best. “We wanted to bring another legend to the Bay,” said Mandy, “and we have achieved that.” Savoy Brown has long been considered one of the foundations of the British blues scene from the late 1960s onward. Simmonds’ signature laid back guitar style, punctuated by solid bass and percussion, was true to form. The fans cheered and danced as the band performed classics like Hellbound Train as well as songs from the most recent disk Voodoo Moon. For the veteran blues man, the stop in Constance Bay was a chance to stretch out and play to an appreciative group of devoted followers. From the ﬁrst chords of the night, the crowd displayed its gratitude. After the show, Simmonds relaxed before heading off to
year with a 20-minute classic, “The Savoy Brown Boogie”, dedicated to fans in Detroit. Based on the growing popularity of the band, Simmonds moved to the U.S.A. in the 1970s to make the kind of music he wanted to record with a constantly evolving line-up of musicians. The result was records as diverse as the acoustic blues “Slow Train” to the hard-hitting “Rock And Roll Warriors”. All were eagerly accepted by fans. “I recently had a nice talk with Johnny Winter about the early British blues scene in the 1960s,” said Simmonds. “I didn’t know he had gone over there before he became well known and we knew some of the same people from those days.” It’s surprising that we didn’t run into each other but by 1968 I was working continually every day of the week, every week of the month and every month of the year.” In turn, Johnny hadn’t realized that I had ﬁrst recorded in 1966. It’s hard now for me to realize that fact!” As the years passed, the band continued to change members but never lost its basic identity. Securely at the helm, Simmonds weathered many musical storms, always maintaining his sense of direction. Starting in 1987, Simmonds took the band in more of a rock direction, with records such as “Live ‘n’ Kicking” followed by “Let It Ride” in the 90s. In 1994, he enlisted Pete McMahon for vocal and harmonica duties and ex-Robert Cray drummer Dave Olsen to record “Bring It Home” for the Viceroy label.
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This set the tone for the next ﬁve years. Nathaniel Peterson was added on bass and vocal, and, after touring the world extensively for three years, in 1999, “The Blues Keep Me Holding On” was released on Mystic Music. This modern blues record brought the band’s epic music journey full circle. In the ensuing years, Simmonds scaled the band down to a tight, three-piece unit, handling lead vocals and harmonica in addition to all the guitar work. After nearly a decade, in 2009 Simmonds wanted to concentrate more on his guitar playing, so he brought in Joe Whiting as lead singer. The new four piece band included Garnet Grimm on drums and Pat DeSalvo
playing bass, which was the lineup that Simmonds brought to Constance Bay. “The music just keeps getting better and we keep going on,” he said after the local concert. “We just do what we do. My passion has never died for this. When you start out you don’t think it’s going to last but it’s now been 47 years and I’m still doing it.” “I’m 65 years old but I still have my health. I don’t plan to quit anytime soon. There might be less shows down the road, but I will keep playing the blues as long as I’m able. It’s the insecurity that keeps driving me on,” he chuckled. For those in Constance Bay who enjoyed this evening of music, there was deﬁnitely magic in the air.
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couver. The museum estimates close to 1,200 students from seven school boards in the National Capital Region will benefit from the free visits. The program is for kindergarten to Grade 7 students and offers a value of $8 per student, plus the cost of bus transportation, which ranges from $200 to $500 a trip depending on where the participating school is located. Gilles Proulx, project leader for the program, said the museum has always wanted to offer programming like
this for free, but to absorb the cost of transportation was too much for the museum to bear. “The biggest barrier has always been the busing,” he said. The educator added that thanks to the grant, the children will get the chance to really experience the museum. “They get to visit all the galleries. I hope it will ignite the passions of different things that may like and increase their interest of science or environmental science or art.” Teachers expressed their
appreciation for the program, too. Shortly after attending a workshop with his students, teacher Mario D’eer wrote a letter expressing gratitude to the museum. “This experience contributes greatly to the development of academic skills, not only in science, but also in oral communication,” D’eer said. D’eer’s students, he added, gave presentations of the visit and what they learned. “I find that this type of experience was of a great value
and importance,” D’eer said. Kilian said her staff is also having a great time. “They love working with the kids and have told me it is getting the chance to create that spark of interest that is the most rewarding,” she said. The museum received 24 requests for the first round of free programming, and 12 teachers were accepted. Approximately 560 students (24 classes) have benefited from this program so far. The next deadline for teachers to request funding for the program is Feb. 1, 2013.
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