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First kilt run a huge success BY LAURA MUELLER

Police seized marijuana plants AND ANDREW SNOOK growing outdoors and on the second floor of a home in Tay Valley For more than 20 years, Eugene Township on June 22. Meehan was the only one in a A 57-year-old Tay Valley man kilt amid seas of runners. is facing numerous drug charges On Saturday, the former resifollowing the raid, including pos- dent of Lanarkshire, Scotland, session for the purpose of trafficking and three drug possession charges. OPP from the Lanark County detachment and the provincial drug enforcement unit (Project Paradigm) found 279 grams of dried marijuana, 148 marijuana plants and two grams of hash after executing a search warrant on a Christie Lake Road home. The accused was released from police custody and was scheduled to appear in court over the weekend.

“came home” to a dif ferent Lanark County and joined more than 1,000 runners wearing the traditional attire that normally makes him stand out from the crowd. “It’s who I am,” Meehan said, his voice full of emotion before

taking off on the inaugural Perth World Record Kilt Run on June 26. “It’s pride in who you are, pride in where you’ve come from and pride in your ancestors.” Scottish or not, the runners and supporters who flooded the streets of Perth certainly showed

Perth man arrested for being in park Per th police laid charges against a Perth man who is banned from attending parks after the man was seen at Colon Farm Recreation Park on June 18. Police said the 58-year-old man is on probation and prohibited from attending parks where there might be children under the age of 16. He was arrested and charged with two counts of breaching probation and one count of breaching a probation order. He was set to appear in bail court on June 23.

their Scottish spirit during the event, which was held as both a celebration of the 800th birthday of the town’s sister city, Perth, Scotland, and as a fundraiser for the MS Society. “Scotland came to Per th, as far as I can tell,” said Terry Stewart, one of the organizers and the man who came up with the idea for the record-setting run. “That’s what it’s become – a feeling of Scotland in downtown Perth.” Stewart said the event was filled with a lot of fun spirit and many stories about loved ones who have multiple sclerosis. In addition to the overwhelming number of kilt-clad runners who took over the streets of Perth, thousands gathered along the sidelines to cheer their support and be part of a high-spirited event that some are calling the best event ever held in Perth. “It was truly an amazing event to be a part of. We had a blast. Best event ever in Perth, hands down!” Heather Budgell wrote in an email to race organizers. Participants traveled from afar to take part. Scott Robertson See ‘Kilt Run’, Pg. 3

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Golden jackpot Perth’s poker prodigy Scott Montgomery does it again to become the fourth Canadian to win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. 8

Famous faces Perthites will be seeing some famous faces around town as the inaugural season of the Classic Theatre Festival gets set to open on July 9 in Perth. 11

Lanark County council gave its final approval to development charges that will tack $605 onto the price of a new home, but not without more heated debate. Re p re s e n t atives from the Lanark-Leeds Homebuilders’ Association made another plea to council on Wednesday, June 23 in a bid to stop the new fee from being approved, or to at least put some restrictions on how the fees could be increased in the future. “This will more than likely have some negative effect on residential homebuilding,” said Luke McLenaghan of the homebuilders’ association. He “strongly encouraged” a cap on the development charges to keep them at the same level for the next five years. Council could increase development charges if a new background study is conducted that indicates additional projects would qualify to be funded through the charges. Development charges are a method of collecting money needed to

expand county services (county roads, ambulance service and long-term care facilities) directly attributed to growth in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. While Coun. Keith Kerr (Tay Valley Township) put forward a motion to cap the fees until October of 2014, the majority of council narrowly defeated that motion. Kerr and councillors Aubrey Churchill (Drummond/ Nor th Elmsley) and John MacTavish (Montague) voted in favour of the cap. Coun. Gail Code of DNE declared a pecuniary interest in the matter and did not vote. Perth representatives in particular spoke out against the cap, with warden and Perth Mayor John Fenik saying, “Everyone knows we need a county road bypass in Perth. I was going to bring this to the next council to deem it a county road … by capping this, that debate will not take place.” Coun. Bruce Horlin (Lanark Highlands) agreed, saying, “It’s not like we’re fabricating any-

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Built for the kilt

Bill Chambre and his son, Sam Chambre, of Cornwall got into the Scottish spirit for the event. The elder Chambre, who worked as a race director for years, said ‘I wish I had thought of this.’

Perth’s Thor Stewart was the first local runner across the finish line.

Chelsea Gerrier and Lilli Strong of Perth dressed up in their highland dancing outfits to cheer on runners at Market Square.

(Above) Colin Thompson, Ben Whitton and Jesse Winton of Kingston donned full-body suits to participate in the run. Thousands of people gathered at the starting line in front of town hall to cheer before the start of the race. Laura Mueller and Stephanie Gray photos

Perth Mayor John Fenik shares a laugh with fellow race participants (including Sandra Wilson of Kinburn, lleft) after running in the Perth World Record Kilt Run. Fenik joined fellow town councillors Ed McPherson and Eric Devlin, as well as Deputy Mayor John Gemmell, in the race.

Hilary Fournier was one of the members of the winning cheering-station team from the Perth Children’s House Montessori School.


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Omya says spill was New face throws his hat into the ring non hazardous BY LAURA MUELLER

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BY LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@perthcourier.com A small spill of calcium carbonate that turned the Tay River an unusual green colour on June 23 was not hazardous, said Tay Valley mineral manufacturer, Omya Canada. Approximately 10 cubic metres of calcium carbonate slurry was released into the water at around 3 p.m. due to a malfunctioning tank-level gauge. The gauge has since been repaired, Omya stated in a press release. The slurry product, which is composed of material mined from limestone, is non-hazardous and approved for use in food packaging, Omya stated. “The release does not pose a risk to human health or the environment,” Omya stated. The Town of Perth’s water treatment department (environmental services) and the Ministry of the Environment were notified and emergency procedures were followed, Omya stated. A review will be conducted by Omya and the results will be communicated to local officials.

Omya produces industrial minerals such as fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate (limestone) and dolomite. Area residents weren’t so sure the spill was innocuous after seeing a creek that runs from Omya to the Tay River turn a “light, green, milky colour.” “It was really unusual,” said one resident, Terry Steeves. Steeves was driving on Christie Lake Road when he noticed the unusual change in the water’s colour and saw someone taking samples from the creek. Although the technician confir med that the town’s reservoir had been shut down to prevent the contaminated water from entering the water supply, Steeves said he was concerned. “It’s got to affect the pH of the water,” said Steeves, who is co-owner of the Perth Brewing Company and relies on the quality of water to produce his product. “This is all just way too casual … It’s really peculiar that they have all this property and they don’t have an extra containment (area) for overflow. We don’t want that in our water.”

The first non-incumbent nominee has thrown his hat into the ring for October’s municipal election. Kelly Lowry, a lifelong resident of Perth and supporter of local minor hockey and baseball, filed his nomination papers for the position of councillor in the Town of Perth on June 16. While Lowry, 52, said he considered running in the last election, he didn’t have the courage until now. “It was one of those things where you hear so many people telling me that I’d be good at it,” Lowry said. “It made me think, ‘Maybe I would be good at it.’” In preparation for his run for council, Lowry began attending meetings of town council and the committee of the whole two months ago. “It gives me a chance to sit there and think like the councillors,” he said. “It gives me better insight into both how the town responds to different issues and how it needs to be looked at and followed.” Well he feels council operates well, Lowry said he thinks councillors are sometimes too eas-

KELLY LOWRY ily swayed by other councillors through the discussion that takes place in council chambers. “If a councillor is going to stand up and make a statement on an issue, they should continue to stay with that,” Lowry said. “If you’re going to be assertive, follow through. Don’t go with the rest just because it makes you look good.” Lowry said he would bring the viewpoint of an average, middleclass Perth taxpayer to the council chamber. Lowry grew up in Perth and lives in town with his wife and three children. He was the president of the local minor hockey

association from 2000 to 2005 and coached baseball in Brockville for a number of years. He has worked as a cook in town, as a bus driver for many years, and most recently as a town employee, working as the arena attendant at the Perth Community Centre. While that job ended when the town terminated the position, Lowry said his bid for council is not an attempt to “get even.” An issue of current interest in the town that Lowry highlighted includes the need for more public education about the changes to the town’s recycling system. In the future, the main concern will always be budgeting and ensuring there is responsible spending. “Perth is a beautiful town, but how many flower baskets do we need, and at what cost?” Lowry said. “Maybe that money is better spent somewhere else.” Lowry said it seems like there has been “free rein” on spending and that no one seems to be planning or saving for a rainy day. Regarding potential commercial and residential development north of Highway 7, Lowry said, “What are they waiting for? If they are going to do it, though should. Why is it tied up in red tape?”

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Hans Hansen checks out a variety of bikes available during the OPP’s annual bike auction, held at Hands Auction Hall on Wednesday, June 23. Between the Lanark County and Carleton Place OPP detachments it is estimated that there are approximately 40 to 50 bicycles that have been found, abandoned or turned into police. Laura Mueller photo

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drove from Rhode Island, an eight-hour trip. He brought his wife Bronwyn and one-year-old son Andrew to cheer him on while he ran. Town councillor Judy Brown said the kilt run would “put the Town of Perth on the map.” Another councillor, 89-year-old Eric Devlin, was likely the oldest participant in the race. Decked out in full Scottish finery, Devlin said he wanted to be a part of the event because he believes in tradition. Mayor John Fenik, Deputy Mayor John Gemmell and Coun. Ed McPherson also ran. Paul Cowie was one of the local participants in the run. He said the five-mile race was a bit painful when he finally came across the finish line, but it was worth it to be able to tell his grandchildren about one day. The number of registrations was capped at 1,210, the founding year of Perth, Scotland. That number should smash the preview Guiness World Record, which sits at only 250 kilted runners. The event was registered with Guinness World Records.

While funds raised from the race itself were not yet totalled, online donations alone reached more than $7,000 for the MS Society as of race day. “That’s quiet tremendous,” said Stewart, whose mother, Joyce Stewart, has multiple sclerosis and was not well enough to open the race, as planned. Robert Lewis, 39, raised $1,100 through donations from friends and family for the MS Society. “Both my sister and mother have MS and there’s Scottish blood in my family, seemed like a perfect fit,” he said. In addition to raising money to help his family members, Lewis has enjoyed an added bonus while preparing for the kilt run. “Since I started training I lost 35 pounds,” he said. “It has made me have to wear a belt on my kilt.” The day ended with raucous cheers echoing through the downtown, as participants gathered for the closing award ceremonies and a contra dance to the tunes of the Barley Shakers. A Kilt Run Ceilidh fashion show in support of the ALS Society

was held at the Crystal Palace in the evening. Stewart hopes the tradition continues in years to come, and has even considered the possibility of expanding the event into a full highland games. Nick Gazendan, 58, said that he didn’t find the race extremely challenging, but he would definitely run the race again. “It was a blast,” he said. “This is the first time I’ve ran with a group of people, or in a dress.”

Results First across the finish line was Kieran Day, 17, of Kanata with a time of 27:20.9. The top woman to finish the race was Monica Martinez of Ottawa in the age 40 to 44 category with a time of 34:36.8. Thor Stewart, son of Terry Stewart, was the first Perthite to cross the finish line with a time of 29:49.6. He falls in the age 16 to 19 category. The winning cheering station was manned by the Perth Children’s House Montessori School.

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JOE’S LAKE BRIDGE CLOSURE AND DETOUR Joe’s Lake Bridge (crossing the Clyde River on Black Creek Road) will be closed to all vehicle traffic for approximately 4 weeks starting on July 5, 2010. The temporary closure is needed for the replacement of the bridge. During the project, traffic will be detoured via County Roads 16, 511, and the French Line Road.

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Fish licence-free! Take a friend fishing! If you or someone you know would like to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time), circle the week of July 3-11, 2010 on your calendar. For those nine days only (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday), Canadian residents can enjoy the fun of fishing in Ontario without a licence during the annual Ontario Family Fishing Weekend. All other regulations, fees and limits will apply

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Reporting to the Superintendent of Public Works, the Engineering Technologist must have experience working within a Public Works environment and have a strong background in highway design, contract administration, construction layout and inspection. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Road design, tender and contract preparation in accordance with governing codes and Township policies. • Performs other related duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: to communicate effectively, professionally, and courteously • University degree or community college diploma in Civil with other levels of government, contractors and the Engineering. general public, both verbally and in writing. • Civil Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.). • Demonstrate initiative and think proactively. • 5 years direct municipal or equivalent combination of • Computer literacy, Microsoft office, including education, training and experience. word-processing, spreadsheets, email, internet proficiency • Thorough knowledge of and working experience with and document management is essential. legislation/regulations, standards and reporting requirements • Solid knowledge of current auto cad and an understanding affecting the municipal Public Works environment. of GIS. • Ability to deal with changing issues, multiple priorities and • Ability to maintain discretion and a high degree of attention to detail. confidentiality of information is critical. • Good interpersonal, public relations, time management, • Valid Class ‘G’ Drivers License in good standing communication and record keeping skills are essential. • Possess excellent organizational skills, as well as the ability Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, by 12 noon on Friday, July 5th, 2010 to: ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST COMPETITION Attention: Norma Melanson, A/P – Payroll-Benefits-HR Clerk Township of Lanark Highlands, 75 George St., Lanark, Ont.,K0G IK0 Phone: 613-259-2398 Fax: 613-259-2291 No e-mails, please

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A very Scottish Canada Day for Perth delegation Straight from the utterly Scottish experience of the Perth World Record Kilt Run, a local delegation was headed to the town’s Scottish counterpart on Monday. Mayor John Fenik, his wife, Laurie Clavette, Coun. Beth Peterkin, Coun. Judy Brown, Karen Rennie (town heritage manager/curator) and Shellee Evans (director of community services, acting as the senior staff support person) and community member Glenn Tunnock will represent the town during Perth, Scotland’s 800th anniversary celebrations from June 28 to July 9. The packed agenda will be highlighted by a royal encounter. Fenik is set to meet the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, who is the brother of Prince Charles. He is seventh in line to the throne of 16 countries. “I’m not sure how to address a prince,” Fenik said. “I’ll probably say, ‘How’s it going?’” he joked. Fenik said he is hoping to strengthen Perth’s ties with Scotland and bring back any good ideas on how to conduct municipal business that a city that has endured for 800 years might be able to offer. “Hopefully we come away with a feeling of growth and borrowing ideas that work,” Fenik said. The agenda for the trip in-

cludes a tour of Glasgow with Thomas Tunnock, brother of local consultant, Glenn Tunnock. The group heads to Perth, Scotland on July 1, where it will join Perth and Kincross council for a welcome dinner. Official ceremonies recognizing the twinned municipalities (including Perth, Ont.) will take place on July 2, with a civic parade featuring twinned-municipality dignitaries led by a pipe band. The mayor and his wife will attend a number of functions, including receptions and dinners, planned exclusively for twinnedmunicipality mayors. On July 3, the entire group will tour Dewars World of Whiskey and a Ceilidh in the evening. Other concerts, fairs and receptions are also on the agenda. The members of the delegation will have free time to enjoy Scotland from July 5 to 8. On behalf of the town, the delegation will bestow Perth, Scotland with a gift of a two-bythree-foot “carved quilt” made of six different Canadian hardwoods, which the town has commissioned from Michael Nault, a local wood carver. Fenik will also present a bowl formed from stone mined in Lanark Highlands by local artist John Schweighardt on behalf of Lanark County council. The Town of Perth budgeted $5,500 for the trip, with some members of the delegation covering part or all of their expenses.

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Graduation ceremonies for the local campuses of the TR Leger School for Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education were held at Perth and District Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, June 22. Graduates from the Perth campus include: Back row, from left: Shane Dowdall, Spartan Rubacha and Doug Newberry. Middle row: Dwight Kehoe, John Morrison and Amanda Emon. Front row: Janey Nagle, Kathy Kerr and Nancy Hamilton. Laura Mueller photo

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Perth town council The following matters were forces many people to drive discussed at the June 22 meeting there. While Fenik and Simpson said of the council of the Town of they expected an announcement Perth. soon about the postal service in downtown Perth, no such Expecting ‘positive’ announcement had been made as postal news of press time. A “positive resolution” on the closing of Perth’s downtown Garbage bag tags will postal outlet is expected after a remain at 40 meeting between the mayor and Perth residents will continue to Canada Post. Perth Mayor John Fenik told receive 40 tags to put out bags of fellow councillors he and the garbage each year. Council considered halving the town’s chief administrative officer, Tim Simpson, had met number of bag tags allotted to with Canada Post officials last each household, since the town’s Monday, June 21, and had a expanded recycling program “positive discussion” about should divert many of the the need for a downtown postal materials people previously had to put into the garbage. service in Perth. However, the recycling “I think they got the message program still isn’t able to collect loud and clear,” Simpson said. The Downtown Perth Phar- certain plastic “clamshell”-type masave’s postal outlet closed food containers and plastic bags, last Friday after the pharmacy’s and that forces people to fill up owners declined to pay $80,000 more garbage bags, said Coun. for upgrades in order to com- Ed McPherson, who originally ply with regulations Canada Post led the push to cut the number of set out in 2008. Public outcry tags issued. “If we could get the stores to followed the announcement of the closure, with many local take back plastic containers and residents and businesspeople bags it would be fine (to reduce upset that the only postal option the number of tags),” McPherson in Perth is at Highway 7 (Shop- said. “We’ll look at it again next pers Drug Mart), a location that year.”

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All shook up in the capital region BY PERTH COURIER STAFF A 5.0-magnitude earthquake centred in Val-des-Bois, Que. shook the capital region around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. The quake caused a stir throughout Ottawa and the valley, with people swapping stories about the tremor after it occurred. Jade Wood was with a friend at his apartment on Gore Street in Perth when the quake hit. “I was just hanging out with a friend when it happened. We both started to panic then went around asking people around our building,” Wood said. Perth Rotarians Sue Landry, Heather Affleck and Claudette Truelove serve a berry“One lady thought the washing matopped treat to Bud Van Alstine during the Perth Rotary Club’s annual strawberry social chines were rattling around,” he said. “My on Thursday, June 24. People in attendance enjoyed the sounds of the Perth Citizens’ friend thought a car hit the building.” Band behind Perth town hall. Money raised during the event supports Easter Seals Sara Forget said she was watching TV Camp Merrywood and summer literacy programs at the Perth and District Union Library. Laura Mueller photo when the quake struck. Her nine-monthold baby, Marley, had a concerned look on her face, Forget said. “My whole house shook; the windows

SWEET TREAT

Radio club seeks support for county-wide emergency service BY DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

An amateur radio operator club is seeking federal and municipal help to provide all of Lanark County with emergency radio service in times of crisis. “It’s not just a hobby. It’s a service,” explained Robin Webb, president of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), who noted that his club and its members, “provides emergency communications, if necessary, to emergency services.” The club has been around for 20 years and has 30 members. There are two repeaters in the Mississippi Mills area, one at the Almonte fire hall, and another at Justice Tim Webb’s barn just off of Highway 29. ARES is looking to secure funding which will enable it to buy new digital equipment and set up a repeater station in Union Hall which, when coupled with the work of the radio club in Perth, and other repeaters throughout the county, will enable it to cover off all of Lanark County with emergency radio reception. The project will cost about $16,500. Of that amount, $4,500 would be for a base station, $3,000 for three roving radios, and $9,000 for 15 hand-held radios at a cost of $600 each. The Town of Mississippi Mills would own the equipment and the club would provide the operators. Mississippi will pay 55 per cent of this cost (about $9,075) dependant upon the club getting funding from a federal program called New Horizons. A final answer on the federal grant should be forthcoming by September. If the club does not get the New Horizons

funding, the town will pull its application for JEPP (Joint Emergency Preparedness Program) funding, and the club will seek funding elsewhere. “It’s somewhat frustrating, but we hope we can get their one day,” Webb said of the wait for approval for the Union Hall site from the county. But he stated that he was hopeful of a positive outcome since a radio club in West Carleton recently received a grant application for a repeater system. The ARES service has proven itself useful in the past. “Radio operators provided a great service during the ice storm when many communications were down,” said Webb. He noted that his club already has a memorandum of understanding signed with Lanark County, “to use our services in the event of an emergency.” Webb also revealed that his club is in negotiations with the Almonte General Hospital to provide them with standby radio systems for use during emergencies. “(Commercial radio) stations can be forced off the air. But with radio operators, that is more difficult to do,” said Webb. Webb also pointed out that his club’s members would be acting as volunteers in such emergencies. “Service agencies direct our operations…we do what they ask us to do,” said Webb. “Our role is to communicate, not to lead.” Thanks to new digital technology, which the club hopes to be able to tap into, operators may no longer be limited to simply passing along audio information, but images and GPS coordinates too. “It’s like passing data like you would on the computer or Internet,” Webb said.

shook and everything,” she said. “It was crazy.” Bill Scott was at home in Perth, enjoying a coffee. “I thought it might have to do with the Wilson Street construction, but it went on too long,” he said. The centre of the quake, located 53 kilometres from Ottawa, was 16.4 km deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. People reported feeling tremors for about 30 seconds. According to Natural Resources Canada, approximately 450 earthquakes occur in eastern Canada each year. Of this number, around four will exceed magnitude 4.0, 30 will exceed magnitude 3.0 and about 25 events will be reported felt. Earthquake events of magnitude 5.0 will occur only three times each decade, on average. A magnitude 5.0 event is generally the threshold of damage, according to Natural Resources Canada.

BBD&E firefighters attempt to pry the hood of the Ford F-450, while another fireman attempts douses the flames on the driver’s side floor. The fire occurred just before 2 p.m., on Wednesday, June 23 at the Drummond/North Elmsley waste disposal site at 745 Code Rd. No one was injured in the fire. Andrew Snook photo

Unusual truck fire at Drummond/ North Elmsley waste disposal site BY ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@perthcourier.com It was just another day out of the office for Shaun McDonnell, an employee of Tor-Mac Tree Service. He and coworker Darryl Reed were hauling wood chips to the Drummond/North Elmsley waste disposal site just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in their 1995 Ford F450. They got out of the cab of their truck and unloaded the wood chips into a small pile inside the waste facility at 745 Code Rd. As the two men began to re-enter the truck, they noticed smoke seeping out from the dash. “We dumped the load and were closing the tailgate,” Reed said. “We went to get

back in and get more wood when we saw the smoke coming from the dash.” McDonnell tried to save the truck, but the fire spread too quickly. “Darryl and I ran to get the fire extinguisher, but by the time we came back the whole thing was gone,” McDonnell said. Within minutes the truck was covered in flames and smoke. “At that point we didn’t want to get near it,” McDonnell said. The two men called the fire department and the BBD&E Fire Station quickly responded and put out the blaze. Paul Cameron, BBD&E station chief for Drummond/North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue service, said that the cause of the fire is currently undetermined, but that it originated from under the dash.

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LILAC FESTIVAL – THANKS YOU The Township of Beckwith would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the following for their contribution and participation in the 2010 Lilac Festival. It is through the generosity of individuals such as yourself that these social events help strengthen our sense of community. Allan & Judy McLellan Allie Daniel Beckwith Fire Department Beckwith Friendship Club Beckwith Golf Club Beckwith Heritage Committee Beckwith Youth Committee Campbell’s Trucking Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society Centennial Hall Committee Clearview Lumber Ltd Cora’s Beauty Salon Cottages Unlimited Darlene & Brian Power Elaine & Ken Leach Frances & Gary Leach

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EDITORIAL LETTERS

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as there ever been a more colourful, more celebratory or jovial display of community pride in the Town of Perth? The streets were painted a bold red, purple, yellow and green rainbow of tartan on Saturday as kilted runners and their supporters overwhelmed downtown Perth. Runners in kilts, runners brandishing giant swords and shields, people with blue-painted faces, crowns, tams, and babies in tartan-decked strollers could be seen amid the sea of happy faces that gathered around town hall for the start of the race. There wasn’t an unsmiling face in the bunch. Despite the real physical test of a five-mile run (and many of the runners are not regular competitors in such events), there was not a face to be seen without a grin plastered on it, as everyone in attendance appeared to be having the time of their lives. While the day started out dreary, the rain let up and left a cool enough temperature to make the run more bearable for the racers as they travelled the course, cheered on by the raucous members of the cheering stations. Everything started off on a high note, literally, with a performance by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band. The organizers are to commended for orchestrating such a feel-good event that gave Perth a lot of exposure, introduced many people to our community and brought everyone together with such a positive community atmosphere. Many people commented that it was the most enjoyable and most fun event they had ever attended in Perth, and many out-of-towners made similar complimentary remarks. While setting a Guinness World Record is an entertaining feat, the run also provided a chance for people to come together to share stories and raise money for multiple sclerosis research. This debilitating condition affects far too many people, and the more we talk about it and raise awareness and much-needed funding for research, the closer we come to ending the suffering of people who face MS. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men. We sincerely hope this amazing event continues and expands so that more people have a chance to experience this unabashedly joyful event for themselves in the years to come.

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Dear Editor: I had a close call, maybe too close to meeting my Waterloo, or at least bodily injury. I had just come from the hospital on foot to a set of lights In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. at Drummond Street and stood Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture on the corner for a couple of by emailing editor@perthcourier.com with the subject line, “Local minutes waiting for the light to Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! change so I could cross and go Last week’s landmark garnered a lot of interest. Brenda Hutchinson, to my truck parked on the other who said she rides her bike by it, was the first to identify the side of the street. landmark as an old wooden silo on Christie Lake Road between Glen As you know, Drummond Tay and Dewitts Corners. Dave Mitchell also wrote in to say that the Street is very busy with the road landmark hit close to home – it is on his family’s farm. construction going on in Perth. This week’s landmark is a grin-inducing surprise in the downtown. When my light changed to green and the walking sign came on, I proceeded to cross Drummond. As I was well into my way

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across the intersection, I saw a woman making a left-hand turn – the first vehicle to move – and she was really putting her foot down on the gas and paying no attention to me. Not only was she moving fast, but she was cutting the corner, too, and I realized that she wasn’t about to stop for me. I was already walking quickly and I didn’t think I had time to clear her line of fire, so I leapt ahead just as she was about to hit me. I yelled at her (her window was down), “What the hell are you doing?” and that woke her up as she whizzed by me just inches from her side window. At no time did she put

her brakes on or even slow down, and there were plenty of witnesses to that. I am always careful and watchful of traffic when crossing roads and streets, but this situation took me by complete surprise. If I hadn’t been able to move fast, this stupid woman would have been dealing with the police and her insurance company, not to say who I would have been visiting – the hospital or the funeral home. Some say that close calls don’t count, but at least they make you realize and appreciate what you have in life. David Morrow, Perth

Upgrades worth it Pondering Dear Editor: Re: “Regulations force postal outlet to close,” The Perth Courier, June 10. Spread over ten years, the cost of upgrading the postal outlet at Pharmasave would be about $700 per month, or $25 per day. This is probably equivalent to about $1 per postal customer. Looking at my own shopping habits, I went to the Pharmasave postal outlet at least once a month. The ladies who staff the counter there were the first people I got

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to know in Perth. It was only small talk, but I was a complete stranger and newcomer. It was worth a lot to me emotionally. Sometimes I would buy other items in the store. Now I have no reason to go there at all. That’s not a good outcome for their business. If I owned the store, and I was interested in future profitability, I would grab Canada Post’s contract now, before the asking price goes up. Brian Pearson, Perth

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he kids finished school this week! Yay! Sigh. I have mixed feelings. For one thing, I am utterly overjoyed about not having to pack lunches every day. I’m quite certain the kids are happy about this, too, as the creativity level on that front had dwindled rather dramatically with the passing months. I won’t overly miss tussles about homework, either. Although these skirmishes were relatively mild, it’s still nice to get a break from it to enjoy uninterrupted gardening time for me or play time for the short people. I’m also looking forward to not having to navigate the construction zone and busy detour area with large groups of children in tow after school. There’s something vaguely kamikaze about some of the drivers by times, and crossing streets with occasionally absentminded short people has left me slightly frazzled. Those are the reasons why I’m happy to see the school year end. Now for the main event: Keeping Children Busy for 69 Days. But who’s counting? I was lamenting the end of school to one mom recently, but she is apparently a Good Mother who looks forward to the summer because she likes to have her kids near her. (I probably smiled weakly and nodded in feigned agreement while backing away slowly.) Since I am clearly not endowed with the same sort of enthusiasm for the summer holidays as good parents are, it became evident I need a concrete survival plan. I’m Type A, you know, so things have to be Just So. Groom-boy and I are both cur-

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GRAY Past Deadline rently working predominantly from home, so you’d think Keeping Children Busy for 69 Days wouldn’t be a big deal, right? I mean, we’re both in the building. Well, let’s just say it’s not always that easy. Despite the benefits that come with working from home, a few things are a tad more difficult, and navigating summer holidays as working-from-home parents is one of them. For example, despite having a communal work calendar at our disposal, it never seems to fail that when one of us has a one- or two-hour commitment, the other one will have a simultaneous obligation, requiring the involvement of third-party child care. When both parents work full time away from home, it’s pretty obvious they’ve got to set up some sort of full-time child care in the summer. When you work from home on a freelance basis, you often have the flexibility to juggle your schedule in a way that accommodates summer holidays, but it’s not always possible

to know when work will suddenly become busy as stink. Indeed, even though you’re at home, things need to be done. You know, like work. This means it is not uncommon to find both Responsible Adults with heads bowed over keyboards pecking madly away at something whilst Lord of the Flies-style anarchy ensues somewhere in the abode. It has taken me a while to realize that despite a hundred or so years of marriage, Groom-boy and I can’t read each other’s minds – at least not when it comes to work. So even though he might say, “No, I don’t really have much on the agenda this morning,” that doesn’t mean the agenda is clear and that I’m free to work uninterrupted (and vice versa). Hence the need for a plan – a schedule, even – that clearly denotes when one of us is devoted solely to parental duty. This means avoiding email and phone calls and appointments in favour of carting short people to swimming lessons or frolicking happily in the dew with lambs or whatever. I also see some visits to grandparents in the short people’s future. I haven’t told the grandparents yet, so shhhhhh! And, lastly, is the glorious “Lost Harbour Summer School and Military Camp” card. Do you know this place? I’ve been telling my kids about it. The camp is located so far away (on a remote lost harbour) that once you go you have to stay for weeks. The program consists of four hours of school each day followed by marching and building walls out of heavy rocks. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go watch for the delivery truck for my Mother of the Year Award. Ahem.


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OPINIONS LETTERS

An earth-shaking experience

Professional theatre has local history Dear Editor: I noted an article in the June 17 issue of the Courier (“Professional theatre company gearing up�) about the coming of the Classic Theatre Festival to town. In that, it was stated that the Classic Theatre Festival was the first professional company to work in Perth. In the interest of fact, it should be noted that there have been a number of professional theatres in Perth prior to this. The longest-running professional company from Perth were the famous Marks Brothers, who operated out of their base here for nearly 40 years in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Perth Theatre Project (the Studio Theatre), which is hosting the Classic Festival Theatre’s events this summer, itself had a short-lived professional company from 1994 to 1996, which suffered from the perennial problems of lack of permanent performance space and insufficient tourist

and went on to productions elsewhere. That company evolved into Perth’s original community theatre, BarnDoor Productions, which was instrumental in the creation, development and financial support of the Perth Theatre Project’s Studio Theatre for over a decade, before moving on. The group is now, of course, working on the renovation of a local landmark into a permanent home for their productions, as well as on their 15th season, having already brought over 70 productions, ranging from Shakespeare’s Hamlet to lots of original work, to Perth. Theatre on every level has a long, long history in Perth and that history should not be discounted, as it has paved the way, step by step, to the present. David Jacklin, Producing Director, BarnDoor Productions Editor’s note: We apologize for the oversight!

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beautiful, colourful weaving and embroidery which they still manage to produce, even with poor eyesight in many cases. We saw how hard the Rotary team worked, sorting out the right glasses for a large number of those in need and along with the stove project, this makes Perth a great help in Guatemala, so if you are looking for a good cause, plus a spot of tax relief, this might be the way to channel your donations. Then along came Father’s Day – or in our case, Father’s Weekend, with one half of the family enjoying themselves at the cottage, followed by a day in Settled In Wendover with the other half of the family where our oldest grandchild has just bought a new leadership of Shelley McLaren, house close to the Ottawa River. put on their end-of-season What fun we all had, concert at St. John the Baptist watching great-grandson Catholic Church, with songs we leaping in and out of their all knew and enjoyed. shallow swimming pool, Next came an invitation to while those who are fathers a Rotary Club presentation of enjoyed their various cards a recent visit to Guatemala, where a dedicated team of their and gifts. Meanwhile, although members paid for their own trip grandson has only just moved in and hasn’t much furniture, out there, taking with them a wide selection of reading glasses yours truly had a lovely time reorganizing in my mind what and expert help in fitting those he does have and thinking in need. If you know anything about what else he needs. So about Guatemala, you will now, as I think you will agree, doubtless be aware that the its time for me to take a well Mayans exist without much earned rest and do absolutely in the way of amenities. We nothing. were shown samples of their

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Conquering cancer, one bike ride at a time Local resident Martin Treffers took place in the Ride to Conquer Cancer on the weekend of June 12 to 13. All told, there were 4,108 riders. Treffers’ team, Team Jet, consisted of four riders – Treffers’ niece Amber BishopNielsen; his brother-in-law, Rick Allen; and his sister-in-law, Brenda Bishop. “We all managed to complete the 220 kilometres,� Treffers said. Team Jet raised more than $11,000 and the ride raised an amazing $16.1 million in total. Thanks to all of you who contributed to my ride!

Beatlejuice benefits Susan Cressy reports that about 140 people came out for the Beatlejuice in the Barn fundraiser on June 19, raising $4,500 for the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program.

         

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Perth’s poker prodigy wins WSOP gold BY ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@perthcourier.com Scott Montgomery is Perth’s new golden boy. The 28-yearold professional poker player won the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tour nament held on June 19 to 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Montgomery collected $481,760 in winnings and a WSOP gold

bracelet for his first-place finish in the $1,000 buy-in. He outlasted 3,101 other players. “I wasn’t too nervous, I was just excited,” Montgomery said. “I was just hoping it would be my time and I could take it all the way.” Montgomery is the fourth Canadian to win a WSOP gold bracelet. Canadians Miguel Proulx, Aadam Daya, and Pascal

Lefrancois have also won the coveted bracelet. Montgomery began his poker career just after finishing his degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo. “Math teacher was always kind of a fall back plan,” he said. After university, Montgomery decided to move to Japan and teach English. He said that was

when he discovered his passion for poker. He began by playing poker on the Internet and eventually won a small online tournament. His winnings allowed him to enter more serious tournaments. According to a WSOP official report regarding Montgomery’s latest tournament victory, his career WSOP ear nings now

total $3,670,228. This moves Montgomery into the top 25 poker players of all-time for WSOP earnings. Although this was Montgomery’s first major victory, his biggest payout came when he finished in fifth place at the 2008 WSOP Main Event, earning $3,096,078. “I don’t think I could go back to doing a 9-to-5 job,” he said.

OLD SCHOOL VERSUS NEW SCHOOL (Above) Blue Devils alumni Trent Peden attemps to fly by PDCI’s Brandon Leonard during a game between the Blue Devils and alumni on June 25. (Above left) Blue Devils Pavit Thing leads his team up court against the alumni. (Bottom left) Blue Devils alumni Nick Tritton tees off during the best ball tournament held at Mapleview Golf Course June 26. The weekend events were part of a 10-year reunion for Blue Devils players, as well as a fundraiser for the current Blue Devils team. Andrew Snook photos

COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

NOT ICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATION NUMBER D13-AC-A 03/10

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Perth Committee of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in accordance with Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, (as amended), on Thursday, the 22nd day of July, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., in the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. THE PURPOSE of the application is to consider a proposed increase in the maximum lot coverage in the Residential First Density (R1) Zone requirements through a minor variance in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. THE EFFECT of this application would be to permit an increase in the maximum lot coverage from 38% to 45% for all structures to allow for the construction of an open deck at the rear of the property. The proposed deck would have coverage of 23m2 (252 ft2). THE SUBJECT LANDS are described as Lot 10 Plan 27M3 and are municipally known as 51 DeCaria Boulevard, in the Town of Perth. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands subject to the variance application.

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Plant made a splash in the men’s age 15 and over category, finishing first in the 100-m breaststroke, and earning second place in the 50-m breaststroke. Ellard picked up first place in the women’s age 12 category 200-m backstroke. The Stingrays’ relay team performed admirably in the women’s age 11 to 12 category, finishing second in the 200-m medley, and third in the 200m freestyle. Stingrays Ellard, Andison, Caleigh Fisher, 12, and Taylor Dunlop, 11, made up the relay team. Agar had mixed feelings about his club’s performance. “I’m always happy with some of it, and hoping that some of it was a little better,” Agar said. “I think the kids just need to have confidence.” Agar said that he likes to use a golfing metaphor to explain to his club how winning once can boost one’s confidence. “If you ever hit a hole-in-one on a par three, every time you go up to that hole afterwards you’ll be thinking maybe I can do that again,” he said. The Stingrays next change to “ace” a competition will be at the Ontario Long Course Junior Provincial Championships held on July 1 to 4 at the Nepean Sportsplex. Three Stingrays, Olivia Ellard, 12, Bailey Andison, 12, and Dakota Plant, 16, will be competing at the junior provincials.

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Crusaders victorious over Highlanders

Legion Track and field

The Del Harper Tournament, Perth and District Collegiate ages nine to 11, will take place Institute student Evelyn Scott from July 9 to 11 at Conlon Farm. finished first in the 400-metre race at the District G eastern Legion Championships Hole-in-one at Blue Heron Ontario held on Sunday, June 27, at the The Blue Heron Golf Club ex- Terry Fox Athletic Facility in perienced its first hole-in-one of Mooney’s Bay Park in Ottawa. St. John Catholic High School the season. The shot was made by Orville student Sam Murphy finished Cooke, witnessed by Laurie first in the 800-m event, while her Pretty, on the seventh hole, a par brother, Brayden, finished third in the high jump. 3.

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On June 19, a shorthanded Lanark Highlanders RFC squad travelled to Cornwall and lost a tough match to the first place Cornwall Crusaders. With hot, humid weather beaming down on the two teams, and the Highlanders missing key forwards Andrew Drummond, Dan Drummond and fullback Jon Chattburn, the remaining Highlanders forwards had to pick up the slack and play a crashand-bang game to have a chance against the Crusaders. The Highlanders called on veteran Toby Shannon to fill in at the No. 8 position and captain this team for the contest, while Andy Kryvenchuk filled in on the backs at standoff. The Crusaders drew first blood, scoring on a penalty early in the first half and converting the extra point, to take a 7-0 lead. However, the Highlanders answered back with a strong drive up the field into the Crusaders end. Prop Sean McDanial, and lock forward Todd Tyrie, led the drive before giving up the ball to standoff Andy Kryvenchuk, who

scored with a drop narrowing the lead to 7-3. After a Crusaders second score, the Highlanders found themselves down 14-3. But the Highlanders responded by calling on their prop forward to take the ball on a penalty handoff, from scrum half Shaun Lockett at the 22, and cut the Crusaders lead to 14-10. Unfortunately, that would be as close as the Highlanders would get, eventually losing the game 34-10. After the match, team president Sean Kennedy stated, “With a young team this year, and lots of new guys who have never played rugby before, there is a learning curve. They are not only learning a new sport, but having to play against seasoned veterans who have been playing rugby for years. It’s only a matter of time before we return to the top of the league as we did the last two years. We are improving with every game.” The Highlanders next game was against the Napanee Outlaws on Saturday, June 26. Results weren’t availabe at press time. Submitted by the Lanark Highlanders.

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As front-line workers in the overburdened long-term care system, PSWs are the first to see its problems. Given the chaos they experience every day, they want better training standards and other professional improvements that the province, so far, is rejecting.

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hen the woman’s head hit the wall with a dull thud, Cathy’s blood ran cold. “I was just thinking, ‘oh my God, oh my God, what if I killed her?’” The 26-year-old was four months into her first job as a personal support worker at a Toronto long-term care home, when she left a frail, wisp of a 90-year-old Alzheimer’s patient with a bump on the head, after struggling to transfer her 100pound body from wheelchair to bed. “It’s partly my fault, because I probably should have asked for help,” Cathy said, crying as she remembers that day in 2008, and the nurse who called her an idiot. “But, I also think it’s not really my fault, because my school never taught me how to do transfers properly.” Cathy isn’t her real name. As was the case with most of the 30 PSWs interviewed for Situation Critical, Cathy agreed to tell her story, on condition that her name and the home she works at not be identified. She worries about being fired or blacklisted for speaking on situations that jeopardize care. PSWs are the most intimate point of contact for 75,000 elderly Ontarians living in government-supported nursing homes, helping with everything from feeding to toileting. The approximately 100,000 PSWs employed in various eldercare capacities in Ontario — about 30,000 work in nursing homes — toil at the bottom of the health care food chain, whether they work in long-term care facilities or at an individual’s home. They are in a struggle for legitimacy that has become more public as PSWs push the province harder for higher standards and concrete training requirements. It’s a losing battle. Health Minister Deb Matthews recently scrapped a round of public consultation on potential regulation of PSWs. She told Metroland she is “very much concerned” about PSW qualifications and the fact that training courses differ dramatically in length and content. “What I think is important, is there is a clear understanding of what training is required to call yourself a PSW,” Matthews said. “My understanding is that it varies tremendously.”

PSWs are the heartbeat of Ontario’s 625 nursing homes, responsible for up to 75 per cent of care. They bathe and dress residents, comb their hair and brush their teeth. They lift them in and out of beds and wheelchairs, and help those who can still use the toilet. They change diapers, spoon feed residents and reposition them to prevent bed sores. Increasingly, PSWs also tackle medically related tasks delegated by other overworked health professionals, including changing nitroglycerine patches and navigating chest drainage, feeding tubes and oxygen therapy. PSWs who spoke to Metroland said ratios can be as low as three or four PSWs to 50 or 60 residents. “You’re literally jogging from room to Alberta is currently the only province room, you have no time to talk to the reswith a standard where patients get 3.5 idents and spend time with them,” said hours of personal care per day. April Hill, from the Orillia area, a PSW PSWs are also traditionally given low for about three years. pay rates, with a national average of “It’s just go, go, go. Get them out of $14.34 per hour, according to a Canadian bed, put them back in bed. Feed them, Union of Public Employees study. wash them, dress them. Move on to the Wendy McCarl, graduate of the PSW next one.” program at Algonquin College has a difPSW advocates say it would be easier ferent set of priorities on her wish list. to navigate the growing challenges if McCarl’s intention on taking the proPSWs were all well-trained and had a gram was to work with young people professional organization to lean on. with developmental disabilities, but af“We are in desperate need of regulater doing a stint with Help the Aged, a tion and standards, if you get a PSW local charity dedicated to the health and in there who isn’t properly trained you well being of the country’s seniors, she put the public at risk. People get hurt,” was hooked. said Miranda Ferrier, president of PSW Now McCarl works to support elderly Canada, an advocacy men at the Ottawa group. “PSWs beMission, whether it come an extension is to help provide acof their residents, cess to health care or they’re their hands to locate a spot in a and their eyes. They long-term care facilWe are in desperate do everything they ity or assisted living need of regulation and can’t do for themcomplex, she helps selves, and that takes her clients when they standards, if you get a the right training.” need it the most. PSW in there who isn’t For many families “If I could ask for with loved ones in properly trained you put anything it would be care, PSWs are insafe housing where the public at risk. dispensable. Kathy they can be comfortPaterson of the Osable and safe,” she hawa area, whose 86said. “Some men I year-old mother was with don’t need • Miranda Ferrier work in long-term care that much, just somebefore she died this one to visit them or spring, appreciated help with their bankthe PSW assigned to ing, but every little care for her. bit helps.” McCarl said it can Paterson said the be difficult to place her homeless seniors PSW who dressed her mother each day, helped her eat and noticed even the in the right facility due to lack of docusmallest medical changes, was a life raft ments, a murky picture of their health in a chaotic system. concerns and the attitude that there isn’t “She treated my mother with such a better life out there to be had. care, it was like they were family,” she “A lot of them just accept not feeling said. well or not having enough food,” she said. “Sometimes it can be tough to conJust like the families who feel grateful vince them that there is another way.” to those who care for their loved ones, While McCarl’s job isn’t the day-tomany PSWs become attached to those they serve. day physical care of seniors’ needs. She

doesn’t bathe them, she doesn’t have to feed them and she wouldn’t know how to treat their physical ailments. That doesn’t make her work any less important. The work she does makes sure they end up in the types of facilities that will care for their physical and mental well being, so despite the crushing paperwork and long wait times, she feels satisfied in her career. But, concern that PSWs are not regulated or certified, coupled with media reports of infractions — a North Bay PSW, for example, was sentenced to house arrest this year for stealing an elderly resident’s credit card — have led to calls for the profession to go through an accountability overhaul. For the organizations working on behalf of PSWs, that means an Ontariowide PSW registry, uniform curriculum and clear-cut standards of practice. In the chaotic life of a PSW, time, wages, resources, training, support and respect are often in short supply. Without education standards, some new hires end up at a loss when they’re thrust into reallife situations — jeopardizing the care of fragile residents they oversee. “ ... when I got out there working, then I realized there’s some things I don’t know,” said Jen, who has been on the job for a year and completed a six-month adult-education course offered through a school board. “We didn’t spend much time on the proper terminology for certain illnesses or anything that can go wrong with the body. Even the CPR first aid course, I find myself having to go back and reread my book over again. Because I find myself in some situations where it’s like, ‘oh my God, it went too fast and now I don’t remember what to do in this situation.’” With files from Jennifer McIntosh

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

$8 million expansion at 3M plant wouldn’t want to speculate,” comThe reeve of Montague Townmented 3M plant manager Tony ship, William Buffam, strongly Theunissen. objected to the decision by the now-defunct Conservative government at Queen’s Park, saying County miffed Lanark County would benefit at provincial decision more than Brockville from the Lanark County council was up new institute. “Brockville is a well-estabin arms at the regular council meeting held last week over the lished industrial centre. It would granting by the province of a be more advantageous to the fuYoung Offenders Institute to be ture of Lanark County,” he stated. built in Brockville. A number of business closings Both Almonte and Brockville were possible sites for the insti- in Smiths Falls over the past six tute, and a strong reaction by months have left ranks of unemcouncil came after the reading of ployed in the area, and the jobs a letter from Progressive Conser- created by the institute would benefit the county. vative leader Frank Miller. “I get distressed when Lanark The letter, dated April 22, stated the government had made no de- County, since its inception, has cision concerning the site for the been loyal to the cause and the institute. It was presented to loyalty is not repaid. I mean no council for the first time on disrespect to Mr. Wiseman (PC MPP Doug Wiseman), but this is Wednesday night.

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Zoning of town discussed Following the regular meeting of the town council, members of the Perth Planning Committee met with the council members to discuss the bylaw to regulate the use of land and the character, location and use of buildings and structures. The committee present was composed of W.C. McLaren, R.W.R. Hughes, G.R. Dulmage Q.C., Ed Grainger, Jack Finnigan and W.A. Stemp, secretary. Mayor E.S. Burchell, Deputy-Reeve George Flemming and Coun. Eldon Perrin represented the town council. Mr. Hughes, in opening the meeting, said that the Perth council, in 1956, and previous councils had talked of forming a planning board for the town. A committee was appointed under the provisions of the Planning and Development Board. A subcontrol bylaw was passed by the council in 1958, and the planning committee had worked on the bylaw until a few weeks ago, when council members were supplied with a copy to study the various sections. When the board was formed, Mr. R.F. Muckleston of Brockville, who is experienced in planning and development, was engaged for assistance and guidance in preparing the bylaw and zoning the town’s areas. Mr. Muckleston had said there were various reasons why we should have a zoning bylaw. The general citizenry are benefited by such a bylaw. Industry wants to know if a municipality is zoned. They appreciated going into an area where they know there is zoning. The new bylaw does not regu-

late any building which exists before its passing. The bylaw, which is quite extensive, covers all types of buildings, and is composed of 13 sections.

Perth businessman dies Prominent in business circles for the past 25 years, Richard Mills passed away suddenly in the Civic Hospital, Ottawa, on Monday from a heart condition. He was in his 61st year. Mr. Mills came to Perth from Orillia in 1929 to become bandmaster in the Perth Citizens’ Band, which position he held until the Second World War, when he joined the armed forces and became leader of the Midland Regiment Band. With Mrs. Mills, he conducted Mills China and Gift Shop, and last fall he held a position in Eastview High School, Ottawa, as specialist in instrumental music. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Sutherland, and one daughter, (Muriel) Mrs. H.F. Biewald, Ottawa.

Rev. Alp preaches last sermon in Perth Last Sunday morning, Rev. Dr. W.R. Alp concluded a pastorate of 20 years in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth. To a congregation that overtaxed the seating capacity of the church, Dr. Alp preached a forceful sermon on “The True Source of Goodness.” Dr. Alp will assume his duties as associate minister of St. James-Bond United Church, Avenue Road, Toronto, in September.

Country facing serious unemployment situation The following is taken from an editorial which appeared in The Perth Courier in 1960: How many are unemployed? How many more are working? These seem to be the two sides in the important arguments that arise in parliament each month when the employment figures for each month are made known by

Municipal bylaw to annex land expected The Town of Perth is expected to introduce a bylaw giving notice of plans to annex land for future growth from neighbouring townships. At the last regular meeting of town council, Coun. Phil Aston gave formal notice that he would be presenting a bylaw concerning annexation of land in the near future. “The town has a desire to annex land,” said Aston, who is chairman of the municipal building and planning committee. The bylaw, he said, would “serve notice” to neighbouring townships. “We’re short of land in all areas,” commented Aston. The town has little land left for industrial, commercial or residential expansion, and Aston said the town has to establish future need for land. The bylaw, when it is introduced and passed, will go to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. A fact finder will be appointed to determine the needs of the municipality. Aston noted that townships don’t mind giving up vacant land for industrial use, but don’t like the idea of annexation of land used for residences since the townships would lose some tax dollars.

stated Tony Smith, chairman of the North Frontenac Non-Profit Housing Corporation, which is the body responsible for implementing the project. The NFNPHC is made up of two representatives from Oso, Olden and Hinchinbrooke townships, along with four other citizens of the area. The building will house 22 units and will be located in the Village Woods subdivision, which is just north of Sharbot Lake. The project will go out to tender next month, and it is hoped that construction will begin this fall. Funding for the building will come from both the provincial and federal governments, with Canada Mortgage and Housing carrying the mortgage, stated Smith.

BORN Moss - At the York County Hospital, Newmarket, Ont., on May 2, 1985, to Eldon and Sharon Moss, a son, Gregory Carmen Earl. Ohlman - On June 13, 1985, to Brian and Linda Ohlman, a son, Brian Bradley. Taylor - On May 31, 1985, to Donny and Lisa Taylor, a son, Adam Gerald Morley. Thompson - At the GWM Hospital, on June 1, 1985, to Jerry and Donna (nee Burtch) Thompson, a daughter, Tanya Dawn. White - At the Riverside Hospital, on June 16, 1985, to Don and Terry (nee Edwards) White, a son, Jeffrey.

the dominion bureau of statistics. The cold fact remains, regardless of what side of the political fence one wants to stand on, there are more people unemployed as of May 1960 than there were in DIED May 1959. There are 399,000 unBourns - In hospital, Perth, on employed, and this is 65,000 more Tuesday, June 18, 1985, William than the 334,000 unemployed in M. Bourns, in his 84th year, beMay of last year. loved husband of Isabell ElizaIt is most difficult to estimate beth McManus. the true picture of unemployment Burke - In Civic Hospital, Petertoday. The population is increasborough, on Thursday, June 13, ing greater than the percentage of 1985, Thomas A. Burke, formerly new jobs. There are a great many Seniors’ home of Perth, beloved husband of Elmarried women working today. eanor Dowdall. for Sharbot Lake They have to work to maintain Greenley - In hospital, Perth, on the standard of living they and For the past five years, a group Thursday, June 20, 1985, Leslie their families have come to enjoy. of concerned citizens from Shar- Greenley, in his 80th year, husIf they were supplanted, however, bot Lake, in conjunction with band of the late Stella Ann Blair. by men, we doubt that unemploy- three area townships, formulated Rothwell - In hospital, Perth, on ment would be as great a problem. plans to build a senior citizens’ Sunday, June 23, 1985, Oswald E. We wonder how many of the home near the village. Rothwell, in his 71st year, beloved 250,000 new jobs found in May This fall, the dream will be- husband of Mary E. Warren. went to women? And it would be come reality when construction interesting to know, too, the per- actually commences on the projThe preceding was excerpted centage of married females in ect. from the front page of the June 26, industry today. And it would be “It looks very good right now,” 1985 issue of The Perth Courier. interesting to know, also, how many people refuse to take a job when they are drawing unemployment insurance. This would have some bearing on the situation. One fact remains dominant, however we look at this problem. We must create more jobs. There is a seriThe businesses that have been seriously affected ous unemployby these weeks of construction thank you for ment situation. your support and hope everyone will resume shopping

THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL In the next few days, Wilson Street will be reopened between Foster Street and Isabella Street.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Powerhouse performers team up in Classic Theatre Fest’s first season she wound up pursuing theatrical training at the University of Alberta and the Banff Master Acting Class. After performing in Ottawa experimental theatre, she spent over a dozen years playing the professional stages of Alberta and Saskatchewan, one of the few Canadian actors making a living performing their craft. Her favourite roles are many, but in particular she points to Marilla in Anne of Green Gables (at the Grand Theatre) and Lady Macbeth at Calgary’s Theatre Chinook. “I loved doing Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives,” she said of her stint at the Port Hope Festival Theatre. “Noel Coward presents you with such delicious writing, and you laugh so much with it.”

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The son of opera singer Jon Vickers, William Vickers was studying geography at Bishop’s University when an elective theatre course captured his imagination. In no time he was part of the Stratford Festival’s young company under the guidance of legendary Canadian director John Hirsch. Vickers says it makes sense he wound up in theatre given a confluence of factors in his youth. His mother, an English teacher, read to him every night, as did his teachers in grades 3 and 4, and Vickers often found himself “lovingly lost in the world of these stories.” Vickers says many people assume actors are extroverts, “but we’re very shy people. We are often observers more

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An article that appeared in last week’s Courier contained incorrect contact information for those wishing to volunteer at the Studio Theatre. Please call Heather Affleck at 613-464-8761 if you wish to volunteer.

The organizing committee, parents, grandparents and especially the 203 children who participated in the 15th Annual Kidfish would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the following people and organizations for their generous support of Kidfish 2010. Kidfish would not be possible without all of your generous donations. We apologize to anyone that we may have inadvertently forgotten. Perth Royal Canadian Legion • Hinton Auto Connection Sinclair Florists • Scotiabank - Perth Chiropractic Care and Longevity Centre Perth Knights of Columbus 3531 Central Wire • Perth Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary • The Office Lions Club of Perth • Perth Firefighters Association 3M Canada - Perth • Tim Hortons - Perth • Perth Civitan Lanark Civitan • Prodecal • Perth Police Association Perth Canadian Tire • Jack 92 FM • A & B Ford Perth Dairy Queen • Red Fox Restaurant • Burns Jewellers Perth Live Bait • Toronto Sportsman Show • Normark Perth Royal Bank Employees & Customers Dodds & Erwin • Kiwanis Club of Perth-On-Tay Harry & Eleanor Adrain

Vickers may get some tourism tips from Catherine Bruce, who is no stranger to the area. Her parents, Don and Mary Bruce, had a cottage for years on Crosby Lake, and she recalls coming in to Perth during the summer for groceries. A familiar face on Canadian stage and TV (both in a number of dramatic series as well as commercials for everything from Celebrex and Lotto 649 to a spot as a hockey mom in a Don Cherry ad), Bruce found her calling with one of the title roles in David and Lisa, about the relationship between a young paranoid schizophrenic and her psychotic boyfriend. “I felt with that role that I’d found something I loved doing,” she said of her first stage experience, at Ottawa’s Woodroffe High School. Having her high school teacher tell her she was a natural was a boost as well, and

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Married to a piano technician, with two fully grown daughters, Bruce also finds life on the road difficult, but is excited to be part of the inaugural season of the new festival, “another new chapter” in Canadian theatre. “The work of interpretation, the thrill of being on stage, that is never gone. There’s something that is so amazing about theatre – you can’t replay it, you can’t rent it again, yet it’s a magical thing that lives on,” she said. Blithe Spirit runs July 9 to Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets, call 1-877-2831283 or order online at www. classictheatre.ca. Submitted by the Classic Theatre Festival.

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This is the first in a series of profiles on some of Canada’s top theatrical talent, who will be performing in Perth this summer. Two of Canada’s busiest professional actors are teaming up to play a husband and wife duo in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, the Classic Theatre Festival’s first summer offering, running July 9 to Aug. 1 at the Studio Theatre in Perth. William Vickers and Catherine Bruce play Doctor and Mrs. Bradman, friends of a haunted novelist, who, through an eccentric medium, unwittingly brings back the doctor’s deceased first wife – much to the dismay of his current spouse. Sorting it all out makes for one of the most enduring comedies of the 20th century. Both Vickers and Bruce are decades-long veterans of Canadian theatre, with Vickers spending 21 seasons at the renowned Shaw Festival. A National Theatre School graduate, he’s also trod the boards at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and taken on roles as varied as A Christmas Carol’s Ebenezer Scrooge and Canadian icon Billy Bishop.

than participants in social relations.” Moving around frequently as a youngster, he found it difficult to make friends, and often spent his time on the outside looking in, a position that he says helps him as he develops roles on stage. “When I’m on the subway in Toronto, I’m just casing the joint, there’s so many fascinating people out there,” he said. Vickers will travel anywhere in Canada to perform, and that drive has seen him on every stage from northern British Columbia to Nova Scotia, with a dozen years at Regina’s Globe Theatre. “I feel lucky to have worked not only with people considered the pillars of Canadian theatre, people like Douglas Campbell and William Hutt, but also a lot of the innovative and exciting directors that you don’t always hear about but whose work is just terrific,” he said. It’s their work that he seeks out, and that bringing him to Perth this summer. “I know (Classic Theatre Festival artistic producer) Laurel Smith is a brilliant director,” he said. “I saw her work at the Shaw Festival and said to myself, ‘I have to work with her,’ and this summer I will.” Vickers says that separation from his wife, performer and director Karen Wood, takes its toll, noting the two have seen each other six weeks out of the last 18 months. But the magic of live performance helps offset that separation, as does the challenge of one new role to add to his impressive resume. “I’m bringing my fishing gear to Perth because I’ve heard there’s great opportunities for that,” he adds.

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Community theatres working together for the community comfortable theatre that welljustifies the community theatre’s decade-long effort to rebuild the Town of Smiths Falls’ decaying train station and put it to good use. BarnDoor Productions is likewise hard at work on creating a theatre of its own in Perth, the Full Circle Theatre, a conversion of a 60-year-old auto shop and car wash into a 120-seat theatre that will be a permanent home for BDP after 15 seasons. BDP and SFCT first cooperated on a production in 2001, presenting a concert production of an original holiday musical, The Holly Tree, based on stories by Charles Dickens. The new Station Theatre and the soon-to-open Full Circle Theatre are similar in house size and stage size, opening up possibilities of easy trading of productions in the future, something which can only be of benefit to both the theatres Makayla Jackson and Victoria Tym go fish for goodies at the fun fair involved and their communities. held by the Lanark County 4-H club on Saturday, June 19.

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a fearsome legend.” The New York Times said it was “the kind of play the audience instantly likes,” while the Ottawa Citizen went further: “With the abandon of a spring colt, the imaginative poetic drama, Dark of the Moon, has bounded onto Broadway and created a stir unlike anything seen this season.”’ Dark of the Moon will run July 31, and Aug. 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets for either show are $20 reserved or $23 at the door. Reservations can be made by simply calling 613-267-1884. Student tickets are $12.

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ASHLEY CHASE. Fine adult apartments overlooking the Tay River near downtown Perth. One and two bedrooms, some with breakfast nook and 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, whirlpool, party room, library, elevator. 613-2676980. AVAILABLE JUNE 1. 1 bedroom heated, second-floor apartment, $600/month. Small 1 bedroom ground-floor apartment, $450/ month plus heat and hydro. Available July 1. 2 bedroom groundfloor apartment, $650/ month plus heat and hydro. Centrally located downtown. 613-2676315. CARSSRIDGE APARTMENTS. LARGE 2 bedroom, ground floor, $1,010/ month, available Sept. 1, in quiet, adult-only security building with laundry. Heat, hydro and cable included. 613283-9650.

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2 bedroom apartment. Located at the Old Bottling Works, $725+ HOUSES utilities/month. Laundry FOR SALE and parking available. PERTH: 10 Craig St. 2 bedroom apartment in PREFAB HOME/COT- 613-267-6115. quiet, clean, adult TAGE LOCKUP PKGS, 2 bedroom apartment. building. Fridge, stove, FACTORY DIRECT Clean building. $680/ parking and laundry inFROM $19,975.00!! Top quality Pre-Engi- month plus hydro. Park- cluded. $730/month neered/Panelized Sys- ing, coin laundry facili- plus utilities. Available tems 792-2484F. In- ties available. Fridge Aug. 1. 613-283-5996. cludes Premium Win- and stove included. dows, Doors, Siding, 613-925-3046. PERTH: 2 bedroom Roofing++1!! Sizes/ Prices 1-800-871-7089 2 bedroom apartment. apartment, parking w w w. g r e e n r p a n e l . Downtown Perth. $615/ included. Non-smokcom!! COMPARE - month plus hydro and ing applicant only. No pets. $735/ $AVE THOUSAND$!!! gas. 613-267-6115. month plus hydro. First and last required. 2 bedroom on lower 613-267-5160. INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE level, in secure building. Close to pool and NEED AN OFFICE? all amenities. Ideal for PERTH: Large 2 bed$300/month all inclu- mature person or cou- room bi-level apartsive. Lots of parking, ple. No dogs. Sept. 1. ment. Central location. Fridge and stove pronewly renovated. Call 613-267-6940. vided. Heat, water and now, 613-264-0302 parking included. $780/ or 613-341-1934. BACHELOR apartment, month. Available July 1. Smiths Falls. Fridge, 613-264-0002. OFFICE SPACE avail- stove, parking, all utiliable for rent. 2,000 ties included. $625/ sq. ft. Call 613-267- month. Call Barry, Pleasant 1 bedroom apartment available in 4492. 613-837-7368. Perth. Quiet neighbourhood. Close to all amenities. Call 613267-7653.

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IS YOUR OBSESSION with food ruining your life? We can help. Overeaters Anonymous, meetings every Wednesday, 7p.m., Perth Baptist Church, D’Arcy Street, back door. Info: Aprile, 613-259-5536. LIVING WITH OR NEAR a drinking problem? Contact Al-Anon or Al-Ateen, 613-2674848 or 613-2676039.

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In hospital in Smiths Falls, with his family by his side, on Monday, June 21, 2010 John J. Sumara (veteran of WWII, Royal Canadian Engineers) at the age of 90 years. John was predeceased in June, 2009 by his beloved wife Doris McKinnon, brothers Albert, Eddie and Albin who was killed in action in WWII, November, 1944. He will be sadly missed by his son Jeff and his wife Kim, his granddaughters Sarah and Dylann, brothers Charles (Eva) and Ronnie Sumara, sisters-in-law Eleanor and Jeanette Sumara, the McKinnon family and many good friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel Saturday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Lanark County Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Branch 95 Royal Canadian Legion, Smiths Falls held a Veteran’s Service of Remembrance on Friday at 8 p.m.

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Time changes many things but love & memory ever clings. A booklet of commemorative verses is available for viewing at our office to help you get through this difficult time.

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(Long time resident of Deep River). Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth, with her family by her side on Wednesday June 23, 2010, Gwen (Askin) Ball at the age of 85 years. Gwen was predeceased in 1979 by her beloved husband Ernie, she will be sadly missed by her daughter Audrey and her husband Paul Crampton of Perth, their son David (Ingrid), their son Drew and their daughter Kelly (Andrew) James and their son Alex and her son Warren and his wife Laura Ball of North Vancouver and their family Eric and Kevin. She is also survived by her brother Bud Askin. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, June 28 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment service will be held in Deep River Municipal Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to the Poppy Fund of your local Royal Canadian Legion Branch or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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KEN GARRETT Sept, 10, 1949 July 1, 2008 In dear memory of Kenneth Gordon Garrett, whom we deeply love, respect and have great pride in being his. Time without you in many ways gets harder. We miss your company, sharing thoughts and experiences. However, we always valued our time together, worked at having it and never took it for granted. Looking unto you with The Lord. Your wife Cheryl and daughters Patricia and Hannah

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Perth Legion represented at kilt run with another barbecue and entertainment in the lounge with Harry Adrain and friends. July is usually a slow month for activities at the branch, but we are still open and we hope you drop in to support us as the bills don’t seem to slow down during the summer months. Your support is appreciated,

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and drop in and enjoy the air conditioning during the hot afternoons. Drop-in darts will continue every second Friday evening and bid euchre will continue each Tuesday and Thursday evening, as well as the summer dart league each Wednesday evening. Lest we forget.

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Great starter home includes main floor kitchen and living room. Back ad-dition has second bathroom and laundry. Nice sized yard with single car garage and other storage/shop. Easy walking to schools and downtown. $149,900. MLS# 757693 Bridget. 80 Harvey St. - Cute 3 br home in the heart of Perth. www.perthproperties.ca

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The Legion was well represented in the Perth World Record Kilt Run. Our president, John MacGemmell and our past president, Eric MacDevlin, put on their kilts and participated in the Guinness-record run. There will be lots of pictures in the paper to see. The ladies’ auxiliary barbecue was a huge success with a full house and great entertainment. The Friday barbecues will continue through the summer as they have also been well attended. Help celebrate Canada Day

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Upcoming events for Perth and area To advertise a non-profit community event, e-mail events@ perthcourier.com and we would be happy to include it in the Community Bulletin Board as space allows.

Thursday, July 1 • The Active Seniors Koalition hosts shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 11 a.m.; bring a brown-bag lunch. Call 613-2595447 for information. • Enjoy live music and a barbecue at the Fergusons Falls Community Hall for Canada Day. Everyone is welcome to attend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call Nancy Command at 613-257-1596. • Enjoy a “sweet time” during a seniors’ strawberry social at Carolina Retirement Suites (105 North St.) at 2:30 p.m. RSVP to Diane

Chillingworth at 613 267-7000. • Canada Day celebrations at Con-lon Farm, hosted by the Kiwanas Club of Perth. Kids can participate in games such as kiteflying, sack races, egg toss, threelegged races and shoe toss (for adults, too!). More than 100 prizes are given out each year. Games begin at 4 p.m. • The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 395 in Lanark is celebrating Canada Day with music and a steak and salad dinner with dessert served from 4 to 6 p.m.

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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss family nature program at Foley Mountain Conservation Area starting at 10 a.m. Programs are free of charge with the purchase of a day pass.

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Waterside wildlife watching with MVFN BY CLIFF BENNETT Canoeing/kayaking, that most noble of Canadian activity and identity, continues to be a focal program for the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN). The opening of the eighth season of paddling the waters of Lanark County began with MVFN’s Father’s Day paddle down the Mississippi River from Dalhousie Lake towards Sheridan Rapids and back. Sixteen MVFN members put in

above the bridge on County Road 8 and explored the shorelines along the watercourse and into McCullough Mud Lake. The program’s theme, Seeing Nature From the Water’s Edge, did not disappoint. Bird life spotted along the way included such wetland species such as black tern, great blue herons, a bittern, black and mallard ducks with many young ones in tow and a green heron. The group startled a pair of nesting loons, which began a process of luring the intruders

downstream by swimming and diving very close to the front of the flotilla. Eventually, they doubled back, swimming underwater and under the canoes. In addition to the usual shoreline birds, several warbling and redeyed vireos were heard along with great-crested flycatchers, Northern waterthrush and cedar waxwings. Rough-winged, tree and barn swallows swooped over the water, collecting insects in the air and a Wilson’s snipe was heard willowing high up in the sky.

Raptors noted included a sharpshinned hawk, red-shouldered hawk and a kestrel. Animals spotted included a painted turtle, a muskrat and a beaver. Several wetland plants and flowers were identified, including bloodroot and northern flag. Coming ashore when noon hunger pangs set in, the members were hosted at the cottage of Jennifer and Peter Richardson. Later in the afternoon, upon returning to the launch site and stowing canoes and gear, most members repaired across the road to enjoy refreshments at Dalhousie Lake Restaurant. Additional routes marked for exploration this summer include the Mississippi River from Appleton to Almonte, (Route 15) on July 4; Mississippi River from Pakenham to Blakeney (Route 17) on July 25; a new route on Sharbot Lake, Aug. 8; Clayton and Taylor Lakes (Route 16) on Aug. 22; and the annual fall colours tour, again to a new

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On Father’s Day, local naturalists embarked on their first summer paddle. Sixteen paddlers enjoyed seeing nature from the water on the way from Dalhousie Lake towards Sheridan Rapids and back. Photo courtesty Peggy McPhail

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$149,900 - Affordable bungalow west of Perth just south of Highway 7 on the Brooke Valley Road - 2 bedrooms upstairs and a third downstairs - lower level also has laundry area and recreation room - shingles replaced a couple of years ago - breezeway and attached 2 car garage with third door leading to backyard area - new survey on file. Call Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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RIVERFRONT ESTATE/RETREAT - 100 ACRES – 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths – 5 MINUTES TO PERTH. Severance potential, perfect for groups! AMAZING! www.1011ChristieLake.com Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

OUT OF TOWN

$329,900 - Original 1830s log home with large 1930s addition - entirely renovated and restored in the 1990s. Gorgeous country kitchen with high ceiling and exposed log walls. Situated on 45 rolling acres, this hobby farm offers barns with storage and 5 horse box stalls, a 100x200 ft. sand riding ring and a detached garage. Call Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

$219,500 - Quiet, private, 6year-old country home on 6.8 acres, 3 bdrm, 1½ bath, new 12x12’ deck from dining room, finished lower level walkout, extra large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, schools and medical centre nearby. MLS #745273.

$85,000 - Affordable 1½ storey home in Lanark Village, large family room, eat-in kitchen, loft bedroom, triple detached garage with loft, paved drive, new oil furnace 2010. MLS #751424. Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$224,900 - Completely renovated 2 storey, 3 br home, great location in Perth, new kitchen, 4pc. bath, roof, windows, flooring, detached single garage, covered verandah, nicely restored top to bottom, this home is ready to move into. MLS #757991. Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$214,900 - Great little 10-acre hobby farm with 3 br brick home, mature trees, open fields, barn, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, main-floor laundry, 4-pc. and 2-pc. bathrooms, airtight woodstove. MLS #760404.

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$189,500 - Charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in McDonalds Corners, hardwood flooring, large living room and dining room, updated kitchen, main-floor family room and office, enclosed front porch plus covered verandah, newly built garage and workshop. MLS #747969. Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$169,000 - Adorable 2br, 1½ storey home on a 1-acre landscaped lot, bright kitchen, plenty of cabinets, updated 4-pc bath, pine flooring in dining and living rooms, sunroom overlooking deck and pool, detached garage. MLS #762094.

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT

Amazing opportunity to won Big Rideau waterfront at a fraction of the price. This property offers many possibilities – the older home features 3 bedrooms, original gorgeous solid maple flooring, banister and baseboards, an amazing long sunset view up the Rideau, a dock just waiting for your boat as well as offering excellent highway exposure. Make this your home/business on the water and enjoy the best of both worlds. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635, julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca.

CHRISTIE LAKE – great sandy beach, waterfront for swimming – 2 bedroom cottage with fabulous views from the deck updated bathroom, new siding, stone fireplace. $229,000. MLS# 741012

BLACK LAKE - $205,000 – open concept, cute 2 bedroom cottage with 115 feet on the water and almost 250 feet deep. Large master bedroom, screened-in porch. Great access on the Black Lake North Shore Road. MLS#760447. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

2305B OPINICON ROAD $279,000

OTTY LAKE! 200+ feet on the water – Open concept 2 bedroom cottage with 3-pc. bath, screened-in porch and beautiful stone fireplace. No maintenance! $289,000. MLS# 762725. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

3533 R35 BIG RIDEAU LAKE • $399,000 Attention boaters! Lovely property with new 80 ft. dock, mature trees, perennial gardens on the Rideau and minutes from the Medical Centre and amenities in Portland. Bright 4 bdrm home with many windows, capturing views of the gardens, trees and harbour; pine floors, attached double car garage, workshop and guest cabin with garage and 3-pc. bath. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635 julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca.

OPINICON LAKE - Rideau system. Delightful low maintenance 2+1 bdrm cottage minutes from Chaffeys Locks, 25 mins. from Kingston. Enjoy boating down the Rideau while being tucked away from boat traffic. This furnished cottage offers 147 ft. of excellent waterfront for swimming, boating and amazing view. Large eat-in kitchen. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635 julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca.

$219,000 - Private, quiet, year-round home on Mississippi River, 3 br bungalow, eat-in kitchen, large living/ dining room, hardwood flooring, main-floor laundry, full basement, 16x20’ workshop, very peaceful, nice lot. MLS #753467.

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$263,900 - Beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow, 2.63 acres, hardwood flooring, custom oak cabinets, 35 ft. covered verandah, double garage, very private country road, partially finished lower level. MLS #730134.

2791 HWY. 15 • $219,900

Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613 326-1361

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Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

398723

$264,900 - Well maintained 3 br, 3 bath bungalow on 6.25 acres, oak kitchen, large living room, main-floor laundry, ensuite, 20 x 14 ft covered deck, full basement, carport plus 3car garage and workshop, lots of inclusions. MLS #754391.


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