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IN BRIEF Wilson Street closed A portion of Wilson Street will be closed in both directions this week as crews work on the rail crossing. Wilson Street will be closed between Haggart and Mather streets on Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Sept. 30. Construction is expected to begin on Wednesday morning and be completed by Thursday evening. Traffic and pedestrians will be redirected by detour signs.


Missing woman OPP are asking for the public’s help to find a missing Sharbot Lake area woman who could be in the Perth area. Natacha Lynn Young, 25, has not been seen or heard from since Sept. 17. Young is around five feet, three inches tall (161 centimetres) with a thin build (about 111 pounds) blonde hair and blue eyes. She lives near Crow Lake just south of Sharbot Lake in Central Frontenac, but has lived in the Town of Perth and in Tay Valley Drummond Central School students Mackenzie Howard and Julia Jack release monarch Township and is believed to still butterflies on Monday, Sept. 27. Helen Mogford’s Grade 2 and 3 class raised the butterflies from pupae to observe their life cycle. Andrew Snook photo have friends in those areas. Anyone who knows about her whereabouts is asked to contact the crime unit at the Lanark County Detachment (613-267-2626) or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Loblaws zoning passes despite request to delay



Worth Saving A local couple is on a mission to support native missionaries in Asia through a new charity shop in Perth. A2

Perth Mayor John Fenik received a helping hand to go to Newfoundland on Tuesday, Sept. 21. During the scheduled town council meeting, Fenik said that he would be attending Heritage Canada’s award ceremony and annual conference taking place in St. John’s, N.L. from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Fenik said he had used up his allotted expenses due to a large amount of travelling over the year, but that it wasn’t going to deter him from representing Perth at the conference in St. John’s. “I was prepared to pay for it out of my pocket because it is an important conference,” Fenik said. “I’m speaking on a panel so it’s good coverage for the Town of Perth.” A few minutes after Fenik told council members about his trip, Coun. McPherson presented a motion to allow Fenik to access the funds remaining in his expense account for the year, approximately $1,800. McPherson told Fenik that he could use whatever he needed for the trip. “When they (Heritage Canada) have their annual meetings, they usually invite their past winners back,” McPherson said. “The mayor is going to See ‘McPherson offers’, Pg. 3

Perth council shut down a final request to delay rezoning the proposed site of a Loblaw development, enabling the Highway 7 development to move forward. At a council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, lawyers representing the company that owns the Perth Mews Mall asked councillors to delay passing the zoning bylaw, which has been in the works for more than two years. Lawyer Lloyd Philips asked councillors to send the bylaw back to the planning committee to “… see if we could work something

out; do a bit of fine tuning.” In a letter that was delivered to town hall on Sept. 16, lawyers argued that the zoning bylaw might by favouring the Loblaw property because it earmarks all potential commercial expansion to the Loblaw property. The letter states that Crombie REIT, the company that owns the Perth Mews Mall and the Sobeys grocery store chain, should be allowed to expand their developments over time, similar to the structure that was granted to Loblaw. If council was unwilling to send the matter back to the planning advisory committee, Philips said, it should reject the bylaw.

Instead, council passed the zoning bylaw unanimously. The concerns stemmed from a market analysis study that was completed as part of the Loblaw rezoning process. The report considered the town’s current and future capacity to support commercial development, and recommended a maximum amount of development that would be appropriate for the town. Lawyers for Crombie REIT said that the zoning bylaw gives Loblaw a “monopoly” on the amount of development that would be allowed in town. The zoning bylaw allows Loblaw to initially develop 137,000 square feet of the property. The

development can be expanded if a number of conditions are met, up to 152,000 square feet. All of the temporary restrictions would be lifted by 2025. Eric Cosens, the town’s director of planning, said it was “inaccurate” to say that the rezoning would give Loblaw an “outright veto” on development in other areas. If other developers wanted to expand or add development in the Town of Perth, beyond what is already allowed by each property’s zoning, those developers would have to present a case to the town justifying the expansions. “Yes, there might be some – for See ‘Loblaws zoning’, Pg. 3

Beckwith reeve recuperating after crash in DNE BY ANDREW SNOOK

Perth’s longest-serving councillor, Bill White, is seeking reelection as one of eight candidates vying for five positions in the Oct. 25 election. A4

No place like home The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings handily defeated the Almonte Thunder 9-3 in the local team’s home opener on Sept. 25. B1


Veteran councillor heads to the polls

Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd was involved in a two-car collision at Tennyson Road and Code Road in the late morning on Wednesday, Sept. 22. He was taken to Perth hospital and released the same day. The next day he went to Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, which transferred him to the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus. He was released Sunday night and will need about three months to fully. recover. According to the township, Kidd is suffering from cracked ribs, a concussion and a torn spleen, which was causing a buildup of fluid. The second driver suffered minor injuries. “He seems to be in good spirits and still on top of things,” said Beckwith Coun. Faye Campbell. Beckwith Deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau addressed the members of Lanark County council Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd was taken out of this red sedan and rushed to hospital after a two-car Andrew Snook photo See ‘Beckwith reeve’, Pg. 3 collision on Tennyson Road and Code Road.

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New charity shop on a mission BY LAURA MUELLER

Teresa and Joe Weber are dwarfed by the bags of donated clothing they are sorting through as they prepare to open their new charity shop, Worth Saving (5 Wilson St. W.) on Oct. 1. Laura Mueller photo

Spreading God’s mission was the calling urging a local couple to open Perth’s newest charity shop. Worth Saving, located at 5 Wilson St., is opening Oct. 1 and will offer low-priced clothing, furniture and other thrifted items. When the shop’s charitable designation is finalized, all proceeds raised at the volunteerrun shop will support charitable causes, mainly the Gospel for Asia. “As a Christian, I am always looking for what God has for me to do,” said Teresa Weber, comanager of the store. Her children had recently moved out and she was looking for something to do when she saw an ad requesting volunteers for Jewels, the Big Brothers Big Sisters charity shop that opened in Perth in May. Weber jumped at the chance to apply her experience as manager at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Perth about 20 years ago. She began volunteering at Jewels and it wasn’t long before she saw the possibilities in opening her

own shop. “When I realized how much stuff was out there and how much money we were making, I thought, ‘I could totally do this,’” Weber said. Even though there are already two other charity shops in Perth, Weber said there is always a need for affordable clothing and housewares. The other shops are in support of the venture, she said. She originally planned to take her time and open the store in the spring, but she couldn’t hesitate when she found an affordable location at the corner of Wilson Street and North Street, where Frontline Music used to be located. The serendipitous timing continued when a friend of a friend donated the entire contents of a thrift shop that was going out of business in New Lisgard, Ont. Other groups and individuals have pitched in to find products to stock the store’s shelves and racks. “God just keeps supplying everything we need,” Teresa said. The Webers live in the Stanleyville area in Tay Valley Township and will be known to

locals as the couple who ran the Stanleyville Junction General Store for several years. The idea to support missions and child sponsorship such as Gospel For Asia came after a service Weber and her husband, Joe Weber, attended at their church, Northgate Ministeries, a non-denominational Christian church that meets in Farrell Hall on Sunday mornings. A representative from Gospel for Asia spoke at the church and Teresa said she was taken by the charity’s use of missionaries native to the five countries it operates in, and the amount of volunteer work that keeps the organization’s overhead costs down. “We’ve been involved with lots of child-sponsorship charities, but this one seems to get more into the people,” Joe said. Missionary work is important to the couple because they value the opportunity to share their faith. “Because we love Jesus,” Teresa said. “When you experience that joy and contentment yourself, you want everyone to get that.” To contact Worth Saving, call 613-267-7464 or email worthsaving.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has big heart BY ANDREW SNOOK Big Brothers Big Sisters month is almost over, but the work the organization does goes on. One volunteer that loves that work is Suzanna Kramer. When Suzanna Kramer decided to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program nearly four years ago, she had no idea how much joy it would bring her. She began the program by mentoring in the In-School Mentoring Program. Kramer decided to join the program after hearing about it from a co-worker. “She said how much fun she had and how enjoyable it was,” Kramer said. “I always wanted to do something like this.” Kramer went to BBBS and applied shortly afterwards. To become accepted with the BBBS, there are a variety of steps that need to be taken including filling out an application, a criminal record check, and personal and home interviews. Kramer said that she was really interested in helping a child, but had no idea how fulfilling it would be. “You think you’re doing it for them, and you do give added value,” she said. “But it ends up even being an even more rewarding experience for yourself.” Kramer was eventually paired up a seven-year-old boy named Brian. Kramer would visit him once or twice a week and hang out. “We don’t always plan anything really big,” she said. “Sometimes we’ll just hang out and blow bubbles.” Kramer said that the main idea behind the program is to give the children good examples, but not act as disciplinarians.

Suzanne Kramer and her husband, Trevan Kramer, stand on opposite sides of their Big Brother Big Sisters couples match, Brian. September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month in Canada. Submitted photo “The object of the program is to treat him as our friend,” she said. “He understands friends respect each other and listen to each other.” After spending almost three years in the program, Kramer’s husband, Trevan, decided to join BBBS as well. “I would come home with these great stories for my husband,” Suzanna said. “He wanted to meet him.” Trevan became accepted to the BBBS about a year ago, and the couple is now mentors as a couples match. “Most of the time we do it together because neither one of us ever want to miss out (on a visit),” Suzanna said. The couple has even brought Brian out to spend time with their five children. “He’s become like part of the family,” Suzanna said. “My kids

think he’s as cute as a button.” Lee Ann Eardley, program supervisor for BBBS, wrote in an email that Suzanna is a helpful and thoughtful mentor and is happy that the Kramers are a couples match. “They give their time and there love to their ‘little’ and we are so happy to have them both as volunteers,” Eardley said. Suzanna said that she and her husband always enjoy their time mentoring. “The work that we do can be very involved and stressful so it was always like a holiday away,” she said. “As long as he (Brian) wants to see us, we want to see him.” For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit www.bigbrothersbigsisterslan CanSkate members Zoe Strachan and Lauren Croth enjoy a skate or call 613-283-0570. during CanSkate’s pajama day at the Perth and District Community Centre held on Sept. 25. Andrew Snook photo


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McPherson offers Fenik helping hand

Lanark Highlands Mayor Bob Fletcher addresses the crowd at the all-candidates meeting that took place at Maple Grove Elementary School in the village of Lanark on Friday, Sept. 25. Andrew Snook photo

Lanark and White Lake host all-candidates meetings BY ANDREW SNOOK The all-candidates meetings for Lanark Highlands council and mayoral candidates took place over the weekend in Lanark village and White Lake area on Sept. 25 and 26. Residents all over the Lanark Highlands came out to listen to the various candidates vying for seats. The first meeting took place on Friday, Sept. 25 at Maple Grove Elementary School at 7 p.m. in the village of Lanark. One of the residents on hand to listen to the speeches was Ray Donaldson. “I think we should vote for them all, they all said what everyone wanted to hear,” Donaldson joked.

Kidding aside, Donaldson was impressed with a few of the candidates. “I’d like to see McLaren given a chance (for mayor) and I like Brian Stewart’s philosophy,” he said. “We do need some straight shooters.” The second meeting was held on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Cedar Cove Resort at 10 a.m. at White Lake. Wes Pugh, co-owner of Cedar Cove Resort, said he was thrilled to host the event and to allow the candidates to see part of the county they may not be too familiar with. “I was there mostly to see the mayoral candidates,” he said. “I guess I was impressed by Peter McLaren, Cory Donaldson came across as articulate and

intelligent, a little more progressive perhaps in his thinking. I’d say Bob Fletcher had the advantage of experience on his side.” Pugh said that he thought the proceedings were done in a professional manner, maintained decorum, and offered everybody a chance to hear their concerns and have them addressed. “It was positive that the process took place here (White Lake),” he said. “We’re a pretty big fish in this little pond.” Voting day will take place on Monday, Oct. 25 and will close at 8 p.m. Anyone that has not received a ballot kit by mid-October should contact the municipal offices at 613-259-2398 or email clerk@

Perth photo contest now underway BY PERTH COURIER STAFF If you’re an aspiring shutterbug with an eye for catchy photos, now is your chance to have your work published on the cover of a local visitor guide that will be seen by tens of thousands of people across the province. The Perth Courier, in conjunction with the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring a photography contest with the top photo earning the coveted cover shot on the Chamber’s 2011 annual visitor guide. The contest opens today and runs until Oct. 29. The photos must depict life in Perth and area, illustrating the region from the perspective of

the photographer. In other words, how do you see the beautiful area you call home and how would you convince someone to visit based on that one photo? Is it a beautiful fall landscape? Is it a unique look at the buildings in our historic downtown? Is it kids playing in Stewart Park? Or a peaceful canoe trip across the water? Only you can answer that question with your camera. Entries must be emailed to prior to the deadline of 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. The photo should be no larger than 5 MB when emailed, however, please keep a raw image of the photo as the winner will be asked to submit that shot on a


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CD. It needs to be high resolution because it will be the cover shot on the next visitor guide. As well, the winning photographer will receive $350 in gift certificates to local businesses. But it’s not only the first place winner that has a chance to have his or her work published. Other photos may appear in the guide, along with full photo credit. If you take time to enter the contest, you are eligible for a randomly drawn prize of $150 in gift certificates. All you have to do is snap a photo and submit it. It’s that easy. For full details on the contest, please see the ad on page B11 of this edition of The Courier.

represent the town. I don’t think he should have to pay out of his own pocket.” The motion was passed unanimously by the council members. Coun. Devlin offered Fenik any funds he had remaining in his expense account to help fund the trip if McPherson’s cash was not enough. “If we’re going to present ourselves to the heritage community then it makes sense to go to these types of awards,” McPherson said. “It’s quite a prestigious event.” Three prestigious national awards are handed out every year at the ceremony. They are the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership, the Gabrielle Leger Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heri-

tage Conservation and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Heritage Conservation at the Provincial/Territorial Level. The Town of Perth won the prestigious Prince of Wales award in 2004. Other recent winners of the award include: Quebec City, Victoria, St. John’s, Edmonton, Charlottetown, Markham, Aurora, St. John, N.B. and the Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. Fenik said that he hopes council can have that type of cooperation amongst everybody so those who want to go to different conferences, but find them themselves short financial-ly, may still be able to attend them. “That was great, nice guy (McPherson),” Fenik said.

Loblaws zoning passes despite request to delay lack of a better term – advantage to Loblaw,” Cosens said, adding, “This doesn’t freeze or delay any existing development potential to any existing vacant properties.” January Cohen, a lawyer representing the Loblaw development, said, “It would be of great prejudice to our client to adjourn at this point. It’s been a long time coming.” Cohen said a last-minute objection was “unnerving” for Loblaw, especially because representatives from Sobeys indicated they had been monitoring the rezoning process over a period of time. Sobeys is seeking new tenants to fill vacancies in the Perth Mews Mall and it also looking at

the possibility of adding more standalone stores, similar to the Mark’s Work Wearhouse. At the last planning advisory committee meeting, Gregory Meeds, a lawyer for Sobeys and Crombie REIT, said Sobeys would consider expanding the existing 35,000-square-foot grocery store to a larger 50,000square-foot model under its Sobeys label if and when the Your Independent Grocer store at the Perth Mews (which is owned by Loblaw) moves across the street to the new Loblaw development. Crombie REIT also owns the former Home Hardware location, which is a vacant site beside the Perth Mews Mall.

Beckwith reeve recuperating after crash on Wednesday, at the beginning of the scheduled county council meeting, to inform council members that Kidd, who sits on Lanark County council, was doing well. Mousseau said Kidd phoned her at approximately 3 p.m. to let her know he was released from hospital and was not seriously hurt. “He’s thinking he’s been pulled and stretched in every possible way ... so he’s at home resting,” said Mousseau. Mousseau said initially, Kidd was unsure about whether or not

he would be able to attend the allcandidates meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at Brunton Community Hall. After consideration, it was decided the meeting would be rescheduled. “He (was) going to see how he feels,” she said. “He said just sitting in the car was agony to come home.” The meeting will take place on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Beckwith municipal building. For more information about the meeting, visit With files from Katie Mulligan.


TAKE NOTICE, that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands passed ByLaw No. 2010-1080 being a By-Law to Adopt the Official Plan for the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands on the 9th day of September 2010 under Section 17(23) of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. AND TAKE NOTICE, that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands, not later than the 14th day of October 2010, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law, and the reasons in support of the objection, together with a cheque in the amount of $125.00 payable to the Minister of Finance of Ontario. PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the by-law is to adopt the new Official Plan for the Township of Lanark Highlands and to meet the legislated requirements under Section 26(1) of the Planning Act; update the Township’s Official Plan (2003) to address the 2005 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), and provide an updated local policy framework to guide development to 2030. The effect of the by-law will be a new Official Plan for the Township of Lanark Highlands. Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person’s or public body’s address) is made to the approval authority at: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Municipal Services Office, Eastern Region 8 Estate Lane Rockwood House Kingston, ON, K7M 9A8 Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. No persons or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body made oral submission at the public meeting or written submission to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION can be found at the Municipal Office during normal business hours at the address below. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 23rd day of September, 2010. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Amanda Mabo, Clerk/Deputy CAO 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0

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Council Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2:30 – Committee of the Whole Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 – Zoning Amendment Public Meeting Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 – Council following Zoning Amendment Public Meeting

The Scarlet Maple Tour (October 2 & 3) Free self-guided driving tour showcasing beautiful scenery, heritage buildings and stunning products produced by locals businesses and artisans. Take a breath of fresh country air and join us on the tour, to experience the colours and smells of fall in Lanark Highlands. For more information please contact Megan at 613-259-2398 ext. 227 or visit www. On Sunday, October 3rd while on the driving tour, swing by cliffLAND and hike up Blueberry Mountain. The hikes start at 10:00 a.m. The entrance cost is $10/person and children under 12 are free. cliffLAND is located at 502 Hills of Peace Road just minutes off the Scarlet Maple Driving Tour.

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Veteran councillor White wants to return to council BY LAURA MUELLER The longest-serving member of Perth town council, Coun. Bill White, was the final candidate to file his nomination for the Oct. 25 municipal election. He has sat on town council for 25 consecutive years, and he says he wants to bring his experience and common sense back to the council horseshoe for another four-year term. One of his main motivating factors for seeking re-election is to ensure council is being accountable to residents. “I think council should be making more decisions than stuff just coming back from (town) staff,” White said. “We need more openness.” White said that could be achieved by re-organizing the committee structure so that three council members sit on each committee, instead of the standard one council member required by most current committees. In the next term of council, lobbying for a bypass road to detour trucks and traffic around Perth will be a priority for White. “Hopefully our senior levels of government will come through with a significant portion of the funds,” he said. Economic expansion also

BILL WHITE needs to be brought back onto the radar, White said. Several years ago, the town staff member in charge of economic development was also put in charge of parks and recreation; that should be reversed, White said. “I would like to see a position solely on economic development,” he said. In terms of adding commercial and residential development in town, White said he is in support of expansion if it is approached with caution and doesn’t overlap with existing retail options in town. “We need a made-in-Perth solution,” White said. “I don’t

want to see the quality of life here change.” Ensuring taxes are kept as low as possible and encouraging the construction of affordable housing in Perth are two ongoing concerns for White. White is also excited about the prospect of the town partering with the Upper Canada District School Board to build a high school and recreation complex when the board replaces the aging Perth and District Collegiate Institute building. “To me, it just makes so much sense,” White said of the idea to attach recreation facilities to a new high school building to create a community complex. White served as the chair of the parks and recreation committee for the first nine years of his term, during which time Conlon Farm was planned. Recreation is still a key issue for White, who coached little league baseball for about 35 years. White has served on almost all of the town’s committees, including nine years as chair of corporate services, 10 years on the police service board, two terms on the water board and one term on the planning committee. White grew up in Perth and has lived in town most of his life. He worked for the Wampole Inc. pharmaceutical company in Perth for his entire career, mainly in sales.

WRAP campaign kick-off features ribbon of signatures BY PERTH COURIER STAFF The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. John the Baptist Church in Perth will be kicking off the White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) campaign on Oct. 2 and 3 at St. John the Baptist Church (38 Wilson St. E). The CWL will be carrying a 200foot-long, white ribbon down the main aisle of the church, carried by CWL members and students from St. John Catholic High School. The ribbon, dubbed the “ribbon of signatures,” will be taken to other churches, schools and organizations. On Oct. 5, the CLW will be requesting Perth’s town councillors and the Committee of the Whole to endorse the campaign. Also on Oct. 5, Sarah Bingham,

public education coordinator for Lanark County Interval House, will be speaking at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church’s meeting hall (15 Church St.). All members of the community are welcome to come out and listen to the presentation about violence against women. There will also be an opportunity to sign the white ribbon in support of WRAP. The campaign will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 31 during the 9 a.m. mass at St. John the Baptist Church. The ribbon of signatures will be carried up the main aisle of the church filled with signatures from members of the community. MP Scott Reid has been invited to the mass to take the ribbon to PM Stephen Harper. For more information on the WRAP campaign call Susan Roach at 613-264-0007.

United Way kicks off Lanark County campaign BY ANDREW SNOOK The United Way of Lanark County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign at the county council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22. County Warden and Perth Mayor John Fenik presented United Way president Shelagh Dobson with a cheque for $6,347. The funds were raised at the annual Warden’s Golf Tournament that took place on Aug. 6 at the Perth Golf Course. Dobson thanked Fenik and the county for once again embracing the United Way. “One person in 10 in our community of Lanark County uses the services of one of our 16 member agencies,” Dobson said. The official celebration kickoff for the campaign took place on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Stewart Park. This year, the United Way of Lanark County’s target

fundraising goal is $400,000, an increase of $30,000 from 2009. “My background is in child welfare and social work,” Fenik said. “I’ve seen first hand just how important the United Way is. In a county where people struggle with all sorts of challenges it’s good to have that organization.” The United Way help support a variety of agencies within Lanark County including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, the Children’s Aid Society of Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and many others. “The county has always been a huge supporter,” said Sarah Bridson, executive director of the United Way of Lanark County. “If it wasn’t for them, our name wouldn’t be as well known in the county for sure.” For more information on the United Way of Lanark County call 613-253-9074.

CARPORT OUT ON A LIMB Victoria House Bed and Breakfast owners Lita Edwards and Ron Whitehorne heard a loud crash around 5:20 p.m. on Friday afternoon. A large branch broke off a nearby tree and smashed straight through the roof of their carport, it missed landing on their car by only a few inches. Andrew Snook photo

Storm water sewers never axed: council BY LAURA MUELLER

An environmentally friendly storm water sewer is still on the books, Perth council says. Coun. Ed McPherson cleared up the issue after accusations from the Friends of the Tay Watershed (FOTW) that sewers intended to divert rainwater from the water treatment plant had been axed. The FOTW had lobbied for the project, which is expected to cost $160,000. Doug James spoke on behalf of FOTW during last Tuesday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting. He said the storm water sewers should be installed now, while Wilson Street is under construction. FOTW had come out to publically denounce council for putting the idea on ice, but McPherson said there were never plans to cancel the storm water sewer project. “Speaking for myself and council, it was never a project that wasn’t going forward,” McPherson said. “It’s not a standalone project with Wilson Street; it can be done any time.” McPherson said the delay is due to the Ministry of the Environment being hesitant to approve funding for the project. “We want credit for it,” said McPherson, who continues to work with ministry staff to come to a compromise on funding. “Well, there is a lack of communication,” James said. Council and FOTW agreed to improve communication and consider having a council member sit on the FOTW.

NEWS BRIEFS BY PERTH COURIER STAFF A 16-year-old, Perth resident was arrested on Friday night in the downtown area. The young offender was charged with breaching his probation order, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and unauthorized possession of a weapon. He was released on an Undertaking to an Officer with conditions and a promise to appear in youth court in October.


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Tales from one-room schoolhouses: author brings past to life in new book BY JESSICA CUNHA

Perth resident and long-time drummer, Peter Bigras takes a moment to pose for a photo on Sept.20. Bigras has been teaching drums in Perth for 30 years. Andrew Snook photo

He loves to bang on the drums all day BY ANDREW SNOOK Perth resident Peter Bigras has loved to hit the drums since he was a teenager, and has been helping others nurture their passions for percussion for three decades. The Almonte-born, 60-year-old still remembers sitting in his bedroom, listening to Motown blues and funk on American music stations while playing his first “drum kit.” “I had a set of drumsticks that were given to me by Sam Henry, a local musician. I would sit and play on stacks of magazines,” he said. “Different stacks for different sounds on the bed.” Bigras eventually got a drum kit and joined a band in the 1970s. He went on the road and played in a variety of bands over his career including Dove, Up Against the Wall, Low Down and Twister. He said one of his biggest influences was guitarist and vocalist Keith Glass, guitarist for Canadian award-winning, country music band, Prairie Oyster. Bigras and Glass played together in the band Twister from 1995 to 2006. “Lots of fun, lots of late nights, lots of beer drinking,” he said. Bigras said that his favourite musical memory involved his daughter Emilie. “My daughter was about eight

at the Blue Skies Music Festival and was off on the wings of the stage,” he said. “(She walked over and started) talking to me while I’m playing on stage in front of thousands of people. That was the nicest thing that ever happened to me on stage.” Playing the drums is not the only passion in Bigras’ life. He is also a social worker with the Community Living Association Lanark County in Carleton Place. He works with people that suffer from developmental handicaps. When he’s not entertaining or helping people in need, Bigras teaches private drum lessons. He has been teaching children and adults how to play the drums for 30 years. “I think what I like the most (about teaching drums) is passing on the things that I’ve learned,” he said. “I’ve been there and done all that stuff, I know the benefit of learning drums…it’s a great physical sport and it also helps a lot of people have a sense of belonging (by joining a band)... it helps people through a lot of stuff.” In his free time, Bigras also collects and repairs drum kits. Every year, he donates kits to schools and local non-profit organizations. “It’s just my way of paying back,” he said. “I’ve been blessed in my life, it feels good to give.”

The way Joy Forbes talks about her teaching job you can tell she loves what she does. Forbes, who teaches grades 1 and 2 French and social studies at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Nepean, said she loves using the arts to make history come alive. “I’ve been passionate about Canadian history,” she said. “I love doing it through story telling and the arts. History comes alive if you can sing it or dramatize it.” Forbes, a Kanata Lakes resident, recently published Perseverance Pranks & Pride - Tales of the OneRoom Schoolhouse. Her first written and published book, Forbes said it was a great feeling once it was finished and the completed project in her hands. “It was very exciting to get it from the printer.” She spent two years compiling research and speaking with former teachers and students of the one-room schoolhouses in and around the Ottawa area. “I think it’s important to know our history and where we came from,” said Forbes. “These lasting relationships people made are amazing.” Many people who attended the schoolhouses still meet regularly, she said. The title of the book comes from the stories she was privy to. She talked to people who attended schoolhouses in Kanata, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick, Stittsville, Perth and all around the Ottawa area. There are hundreds of oneroom schoolhouses in and around Ottawa, she said. Many of them are still used today, albeit in a different way. The Cheshire Cat Pub on Richardson Side Road used to be S.S. No.1 Huntley. S.S. No.2 March is now Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery owned by Dr. James Lacey on March Road.

the students had much better stories. “The pranks, the stories are really just funny,” she said. Forbes has countless pranks written in her book. In one story at S.S. No.1 North Burgess/S.S. No.2 Bathurst in Perth, the facilities were located inside the school. There was a trap door in the floor used to clean them out and the boys used to crawl through them under the school to the girls’ toilets and pop up and scare them. If no one was there to scare, they would exit through a window and spend the rest of the day playing hooky. In another, children put snow in cylindrical containers used to house maps and hide them in the ceiling in the hopes class would be cancelled due to a leaky roof. The teacher, however, just put out a bucket to catch the water and class continued as usual. “They weren’t meant to hurt people but more to be fun,” said Forbes. The pride, she said, came from the teachers. “The teachers were fiercely proud of the curriculum they taught,” said Forbes. “They were proud of their school.” Teachers in one-room schoolhouses could have up to 80 students, teaching grades 1 through 8. The older children helped with the younger kids, said Forbes, which helped to make it more

manageable. Classrooms weren’t like they are today, she said. Children sat in rows in unattached desks, didn’t talk to each other or work together on assignments. The saying was “Children are better seen and not heard,” said Forbes. The mentality was completely different from what it is today, she said. The one thing that has stayed the same is the teachers’ love of their jobs, she said. “Teachers still deeply care for the kids,” said Forbes. “They don’t last in the profession with out it. You’ve got to love kids.” Forbes, who is president of the Canadian Federation of University Women – Kanata branch (CFUW/Kanata) is planning a tour of one-room schoolhouses in Ottawa for March 29, 2011. Tickets are selling for $10 with the proceeds going to fund four scholarships CFUW/Kanata gives to high school girls going on to higher education and one mature woman attending Algonquin College. For more information on Perseverance Pranks & Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse, visit www.oneroomschoolhou For more information on CFUW/Kanata or to purchase tickets for the schoolhouse tour, visit

Perseverance Pranks & Pride “You really admire the perseverance of (everyone),” she said. There was a fire in a community where the schoolhouse was burned down. Within two weeks a new one had been erected thanks to the community banding together, she said. Forbes said she had planned to This 1893 photo shows the Upper Scotch Line Stone School, which is just talk to the former teachers also known as S.S. No. 1 North Burgess and S.S. No. 2 Bathurst. for her book but soon found out Photo courtesy of Ron McDonald



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Where there is a will, there is a Way


he United Way is setting a lofty goal for its campaign this year, but if past community support is any indication, the organization will achieve what it has set out to. The bar for the annual campaign has been set at $400,000 this year, which is a $30,000 increase over last year’s goal. And it’s not simply a case of matching the goal to the actual amount that is raised each year. In 2009, the goal was $370,000 and $371,848 has been raised to date. So asking area residents and businesses for more money is really a reflection of the need in the community, says Freya Lilius, director of community development and financial services for the local United Way. At the same time, the United Way is hoping to increase its profile in the community and better inform people about the work that it does. “We want to build up the profile and culture of the United Way in the area,” Lilius says. Even during the campaign kick-off event in Perth on Sept. 25, Lilius said that representatives from agencies that receive money from the United Way expressed surprise at the extent of the organization’s funding and involvement in a wide range of community initiatives. Whether or not you realize it, chances are that United Way funds are helping improve the quality of life for your friends and neighbors, service groups and even yourself. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action, and it does this through funding local groups. One person in 10 in our community of Lanark County and Smiths Falls uses the services of one of the 16 member agencies of the local United Way. More than 45 services and programs are offered annually to youth, families, seniors and those with disabilities. In the past year, the United Way has given the following amounts to support local groups: • Adult Learning and Training Centre: $12,500 • Alwood Treatment Centre: $13,000 • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County: $24,000 • Carleton Place and District Youth Centre: $15,500 • Children’s Aid Society of the County of Lanark and the Town of Smiths Falls: $12,000 • Children’s Resources On Wheels: $8,000 • CNIB: $17,000 • Community and Primary Health Care: $16,500 • Community Home Support, Lanark County: $46,000 • Lanark County Community Justice Program: $7,000 • Lanark Highlands Youth Centre: $12,000 • Mills Community Support Corp. home support program: $15,000 • Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth: $14,000 • The Canadian Hearing Society: $7,000 • Take Young People Seriously (TYPS): $11,000 • Youth Action Kommittee (Perth): $14,000 Consider those organizations when deciding to pledge during the campaign, which wraps up in November. To donate, visit www. or call 1-888-249-9075 for information. Tell us what you think. Email letters to

Local Landmark In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture by emailing with the subject line, “Local Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! While there were a couple guesses at last week’s landmark, no one correctly identified the Inukshuk at the Scotch Line Cemetery. This week’s landmark lights the way.


Petty politicking hampering growth Dear Editor: I just returned from some holidays and have been reading the Aug. 26 edition of the Courier. The front page article about the conditions being imposed on Loblaws (“Attempt to delay Loblaws zoning denied”) is almost unbelievable! If it’s all correct and accurate, I wouldn’t blame Loblaws for saying, “Up yours ... We’re outta here!” The planning committee seems to think that Loblaws is a big corporation with money to waste, so they’re going to make sure the committee is in charge of every little detail. Loblaws can only expand in 2016 if the downtown business occupancy rate is at least 90 per cent. Stores in downtown open

and close all the time (especially restaurants). What control/say can Loblaws have over downtown occupancy? Loblaws has to provide a market analysis with all kinds of information about economic growth, population, profit/loss statements at infinitum. What other businesses have ever had to provide such guarantees/ detailed information? I think Loblaws should just move down the road, outside of Perth town limits, into a township where they would feel welcome, and not be hassled by a bunch of politicians and bureaucrats. They have held up development already for years, and now say that Loblaws can carry out the full development

‘if they wait until 2021 to start development? Wait another 10 years? Ridiculous! If the folks in Perth wonder why Perth is not growing and progressing, here’s another example of petty behavior. Remember all the hassle of the simple placement of the sign for Big Ben/Ian Millar monument? Ernie Ryckman, Perth Editor’s note: Development at the Loblaw site is not restricted until 2021; the initial phase allows 137,000 square feet of development. The development can be expanded over time if a number of conditions are met, up to a total of 152,000 square feet.

Support teachers, not politicians, on cell phone issue Dear Editor: Cellphones in the classroom? Definitely NOT! In 1996, my first experience (with a cell phone ringing in my Grade 12 classroom) opened my eyes to extreme intrusions. Do you know how difficult it is to get and retain 30 pairs of open eyes for over an hour? Try it! Well, the recipient of this

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phone call rushed out of my classroom before I knew what was happening. Apparently, he was receiving a phone order for drugs – in MY “law” classroom! Later, this same young man hid a sawed-off shotgun under my portable in case he needed to defend himself. Did we have a few chats, accompanied by some friendly officers? No, not

many teens are like that, but why would they need a cell phone/ IPhone in the classroom? They visit their lockers at least six times a day and could check for mom’s message then. Don’t let the politicians decide this matter; leave it to the experienced teachers, and support them. Josie Rubino Roberts, Perth


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egular readers know how much I dwell on sleep and the fact I’m not getting enough. Between working the night shift long after I should be in bed and kids and cats sporadically rousing me from slumber, I get a bit twitchy. It would seem someone in the state of Utah has joined the conspiracy to make sure something or someone wakes me up every night. It all started last week. I returned home one afternoon to find two messages on my answering machine – both of which consisted of three beeps. I checked the call display and saw that I had received two unknown calls that morning from two slightly different phone numbers. “Telemarketer,” I thought. Whatever. In our house we tend to just ignore the telemarketers and eventually they go away. That night, however, the game changed. The phone rang at 2:15 a.m. In our world, a phone ringing in the middle of the night is rarely good news – it’s either an emergency or a drunk guy calling the wrong number. I shot up in bed and grabbed the phone, staring sleepily at the display. It looked like a 1-800 number. I was annoyed, but set the phone down without answering it. I was sleepy. The message left was those three tones again. Groom-boy and I fell back to sleep, only to be awakened by the ringing phone 45 minutes later at 3 a.m. This time I grabbed it and answered it right away – and was greeted by the squeal of a fax machine. The home office has a fax machine, but it’s a different

with the national do not call registry. I also lodged a formal complaint, providing all the dates and times of these calls, along with the six or seven different numbers emanating from the autodialler in Utah. I tried calling the numbers myself and got a recording stating something like: “Two, one, five – test successful.” That is freaky. What test? Did I just activate some kind of telephone virus? At the very least they now know we officially exist. I tried faxing the numbers, but only got a rapid busy signal. I got in touch with Bell Past Deadline Telephone and will be blocking the numbers. The nice Bell guy phone number. I quickly pressed and I spent some time trying a code to transfer the call to to figure out who was actually the fax (not bad for 3 a.m.) and calling. We narrowed it down to received – a blank page. the city of Ogden, Utah, but this The next morning (which felt is apparently a nameless, facelike moments later) I looked less entity. closer at the number. It was not Spooky. a 1-800 – the area code was 801. I turned to Google University Utah. but had no luck, other than to Some telemarketer in Utah learn we are not the only ones is trying to fax blank pages to getting calls in the middle of the us in the middle of the night. night from these numbers, too. Awesome. Although misery loves company, There were no calls the next day. I’m not feeling overly cheered by Oh, no ... they waited until that this fact. night – again at 2:15 and 3 a.m. My complaints about this issue We don’t like to turn our phone have registered a lot of sympathy off at night in case someone and many similar stories. One needs us urgently, but we turned friend reported the same thing off the ringer. happened to her and continued Since then, every night at for a year! I can’t tell you how almost exactly the same times, a excited I was to hear that news. Utah fax machine calls us twice I’ll tell you this – if I ever find and leaves beeps on our answer- out what Utah is trying to sell to ing machine. And you can be me, I won’t be buying it. sure that if we don’t hear the Not only that, but I’m very call, one of our children will close to taking a road trip down wake us up instead. there with a baseball bat to I am so tired. smash up some fax machines. Needless to say, I made contact Wanna come along?



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Farmers’ market Lack of respect for council, anthem gets hot and spicy T LETTERS

Dear Editor: I am writing regarding the behaviour of some elected officials on the Lanark Highlands council. First, a little background as an aid to understanding the incident: council approved a major revision to its procedural bylaw at a recent council meeting. The revised bylaw had been in the works for the better part of a year. Its provisions came into effect at a session of council on Sept. 21. The new provisions require members of council to observe a

short period of silence prior to the commencement of business and to stand and sing “O Canada” at adjournment. Councillors Peter McLaren and Brian Stewart ignored the period of silence and left the council chambers during the singing of the national anthem; both were observed laughing and talking as they departed. Disagreement with some provisions of new legislation is normal; bylaws are not written in stone, changes are inevitable over time. Their disreputable actions appear childish; we should not expect this

behaviour from elected leaders. The punch line in this sorry narrative is that their actions demonstrate a lack of respect for council as an institution, the nation’s national anthem, unwillingness to co-operate with fellow councillors and total ignorance of their role as leaders of their community. McLaren thinks he should be elected mayor, while Stewart is also campaigning for re-election. Can anyone find anything to admire in their disrespect? Brian A. Lillico, Lanark Highlands

LH mayoral candidate has a heart of gold Dear Editor: I am writing you today about the Lanark Highlands mayoralty race. I just found out a few days ago that Ryta Dulmage had entered the race. I have known Ryta for many years; my wife volunteers at her flower shop. After getting to know Ryta, I realized how fortunate we were to have met this lady. At the time I had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, and the person who caused the accident was insured with the same insurance company that I was insured with; it didn’t take Ryta long to decipher through all the red tape and the fine print to assist us on getting a settlement. Then

one day we were confused about pension documents; again, Ryta came through for us. Ryta had been a nurse for many years and was able to advise us many times on health issues. And then there is this remarkable woman, running a small flower operation, who actually knows everyone who lives in Lanark Highlands. Whether they are getting married or grieving a loss, she has met them all. Every Mothers’ Day Ryta donates through all the local churches a beautiful carnation to all the mothers in attendance in Lanark village. You might think that Ryta is well off. On the contrary – Ryta

is a struggling business woman with a heart of gold. Her prime reason for running for mayor is to form a coalition among the members of council so they can start working together and make positive changes for all of us in Lanark Highlands. We are proud of you, Ryta. Lionel A. Pauze, Lanark Highlands

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The buyers’ dilemma


he hardest photo question I get asked is “Which camera should I buy?” I’ve dealt with this topic before, so this time round I’ll approach it a bit differently so as not to just rehash what I said before. Every person is different (thank heavens) so what appeals to me might not appeal to you. That’s why there’s a gazillion different models of picturetaking machines out there. The trick is to find the one that suits you. Because digital photography is still very young – not in infancy any more, but sort of an adolescent stage – changes keep coming at us at a rate that often takes our breath away. If you’ve had your camera for a number of years now, you’ll be impressed at how much faster the new models are, as well as having improved image quality. The big push currently is to make cameras that can shoot in low light without drowning in digital noise. The size issue is a hot topic these days. There are all sorts of beautiful DSLRs with tons of lenses to choose from, and every serious photographer wants one. But, what I am seeing is too often people don’t have a camera with them because the darn kit is too heavy to lug around. Given the choice of carrying a large camera bag that weighs

though, you quickly get back to more weight and bulk, but still a lot less than the DSLR. Nikon has announced it is introducing a brand new camera which will change everything. Their president was maddeningly vague when it came to details but said it would be “soon” (whatever that means). He hinted that it would be a compact model of very high quality, so we’re guessing something like the new Sony NEX models. In the high-end point-andshoot department, there are basically only three models to choose from. The latest models are the Canon G12, Nikon P7000 Camera Corner and Panasonic LX5. These models all shoot RAW as well several kilograms or slipping a as JPEG and are favoured by small camera into your pocket professionals when they don’t – well, you get the picture (pun want to carry their full rig with intended). them. All three are compact Camera manufacturers have enough to fit a coat pocket. Image recognized this trend and are quality is very good, but still not introducing new models that are up to a DSLR. smaller and lighter, but, at the The last group is the vast pile same time able to take very high of point-and-shoot models which quality photos. The micro-fourcome in all flavours – chocolate, third models from Panasonic strawberry and vanilla. Seriously, and Olympus have been hugely you can find a camera in just successful and now other about any colour of the rainbow, companies are getting into the so you can match the outfit you’re game. wearing that day. Many of these These are smaller cameras take surprisingly good photos, – not the tiny shirt-pocket models though, so I am not putting them – but noticeably more compact down. There’s a lot to be said for than the big DSLRs. They have a little camera that slips unobtruthe added advantage of intersively into your shirt pocket or changeable lenses. Here again purse. Click!



There are now 17 he Perth Farmsuch groups in ers’ Market Ontario and hunwill be holddreds more around ing a chili cook-off the world.” said to benefit the Perth Janet Goodfellow, and District Food a member of the Bank on Saturday, group’s steering Oct. 2. This cook-off committee, which has been happening began meeting in for several years, June. and organizers say At Transition it has always been a Perth’s first event, lot of fun and a big a member of Transsuccess. ition Ottawa’s The vendors steering committee donate pots of chili, will be attending as each one with a a special guest. unique take on the Ottawa was the dish, some vegetarPrivate “I” sixth town in ian, different meats Canada to gain and beans, spicy and official status with the Transition mild and often using products Town Network, the international from their own farms. organization overseeing all TranThe volunteers from the food sition initiatives. The Transition bank will be selling a bowl Perth group hopes to seek official of chili and a bun for $5 and status in the next year. donations will also be welcome. For more information about Three judges will taste and the event, visit www.transitionaward first, second and third or contact Peggy at 613prizes for the chili courtesy 267-7597 or allisconnectedeh@ of the Town of Perth. The judges will be Mike Gemmell, a volunteer with the Perth fire Department, Gillles Gaudet, BBBS caseworker in Perth the musician performing at the market that day, and Ted Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the chair of the Perth and Lanark County will have a District Food Bank. caseworker in Perth who will now be available every Wednesday at the new Jewels Gently Blessing of the animals Used Clothing thrift store on on Sunday Foster Street. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an I published an incorrect date independent agency that gets for the first-ever Blessing of its funding from community the Animals, which is actually members and other charitable taking place this Sunday, Oct. 3 organizations willing to lend a at 2 p.m. at the lawn of St. John helping hand. Since 1973, the the Baptist Catholic Church on organization has helped people Wilson Street East. The church is partnering with through its thrift stores, mentoring programs, and group the Lanark Animal Welfare programs that involved music, Society (LAWS) to put on this sports, crafts, and a whole lot event. more for youth.



Transition Perth

Following in the footsteps of hundreds of other towns, cities and communities around the world, a group of local citizens has started a “Transition” initiative in Perth. The new group, called Transition Perth, will host its first public event on Oct. 5 – a film screening of In Transition 1.0: From oil dependence to local resilience from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Algonquin College in Perth. The film will be followed by questions and answers, along with light refreshments. Donations would be appreciated. The Transition model is all about strengthening community and local economies with skillful creativity and vision. It draws from the experience, expertise and energies of neighbours, business owners, youth, community groups, and local government. Each Transition group focuses on practical and positive strategies that are initiated and driven by the community itself. Examples from other groups include: local currency or barter systems; course offerings at the local college; walking tours of community gardens; fruit tree and edible landscaping in town; car-sharing programs and more. “Transition Perth is actually part of a much larger and rapidly expanding Transition Town movement around the world.

Get animated at YAK Local animator Steev Morgan is holding another animation workshop at the Youth Action Kommittee Youth Centre in Perth. The workshop begins on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at the youth centre in the Old Perth Shoe Factory on Sherbrooke Street. Snacks will be served at 4 p.m. and dinner will be provided – and the whole thing is free! Steev will teach youth aged 12 to 18 about different animation techniques and the group will work together to produce a short film for a film festival. A trip to an animation college is also on the agenda. The workshops run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 23.

Wilson Street delay In case you are wondering what happened on Wilson Street on Monday, a portion of the street was closed at Sunset Boulevard after a transport truck entered the construction area and struck a water pipe. The street was closed off for several hours as construction staff and emergency crews worked to remove the truck and re-establish the construction zone.


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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Brown Shoe battles for quotas M

anagement personnel and employees at Perth Brown Shoe Company have banded together, presenting a united front to the federal government, lobbying it to renew import quota restrictions on foreign-made shoes. The show of solidarity by the management and workers at Brown Shoe, the largest industrial employer in Perth, is only one of the steps being taken by the company in an attempt to have the present import quotas on foreign-made footwear improved and renewed. The move by the company is a response to the ending of a threeyear import agreement between Canada and Third-World countries scheduled for later this fall. The agreement, which now sees 62 per cent of the Canadian footwear market in foreign hands, is slated to end on Oct. 30, leaving the Canadian footwear market open to unlimited imports from foreign countries such as Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brazil. The manufacturing administrative manager of Brown Shoe, Denis Cordick, would not comment on the situation that could face the local company if the import quota was not renewed. There are three Brown Shoe factories located in Ontario, with the bulk of its 850 workers employed in Perth. Five hundred people are employed at the Perth factory. A statement issued by the Canadian Shoe Manufacturing As-

sociation, quoted by Cordick, said, “The removal of the quota would kill the shoe industry in Canada.” The press release from CSMA also stated that 28,000 jobs would be lost in the footwear industry if the quota was removed. It is not indicated whether the loss of jobs would occur immediately or over the course of a number of years. The association, in an attempt to lobby for the renewal, proposed that the import quota be dropped to 50 per cent foreign control in the Canadian market and stricter policing on import controls. Some Canadian manufacturers claim foreign companies are skirting existing controls by mislabelling their footwear. Certain types of footwear are exempt from import restriction. The association, in return for the renewal, promised to inject $30 million a year into industrial technology for five years and would create 6,000 jobs immediately.

Aston, Mahon announce political plans Election fever is beginning to build in Perth, as two candidates tossed their hats into the political ring this week. Coun. Phil Aston announced he will run for mayor and DeputyReeve Frank Mahon says he will seek the position of reeve in the Nov. 12 election. Coun. William Armstrong has also indicated he will be running

for mayor, and Reeve Tony Noonan is expected to make a decision later this week. “First I’d like to pay tribute to Mayor Warren. Anyone who wants to follow in his footsteps would be wise to follow his lead,” said Aston. He also paid tribute to the outgoing council, which he described as “hard working.” “We’re not just electing a mayor,” added Aston, “we’re electing a chief executive officer for the Town of Perth.” The downtown-core project (“We’ve got to finish off what we’ve started”) and annexation were described as two major issues for the next council, stated Aston. Mahon agreed annexation will be a major issue, and also praised the outgoing council. “This has been a good council,” he said. On annexation, Mahon said, “That’s going to be a big thing. They’re (North Elmsley) our neighbour and it’s got to be done right.” The town is planning to annex a fairly large tract of land from North Elmsley. If he wins the job of reeve, Mahon said, he looks forward to retaining a position on the public works committee (“I’m a construction man”), but would be happy working in other areas. He is also keenly interested in the workings of Lanark County council. The reeve and deputyreeve sit on county council, and Mahon served as chairman of the county social services committee

in 1984 and has been county representative on the Lanark-LeedsGrenville Health Unit. “I like to do things on top of the table,” said Mahon, “and let people know what’s going on.”

Shotgun blast fells former teacher A former Stewart School teacher became the first area hunting fatality of the year on Saturday after being mortally wounded by a shotgun blast. Gary Joseph Mahon, 34, of RR 1, Lombardy, was duck hunting Saturday evening with a friend, Patrick John McGlade, 33, also of RR 1, Lombardy, when the accident occurred. According to police, the two men had just finished hunting whenMcGlade handed Mahon his .12 gauge shotgun, which accidentally discharged, wounding Mahon in the right side. The two men were out hunting in a swampy area near the Mill Pond Conservation Area just before dusk at the time of the incident. Mahon was rushed to the Smiths Falls Hospital. Const. Dave Willis of the Westport OPP indicated that both men were experienced hunters and no foul play is suspected. At the time of his death, Mahon was employed at the Chimo Elementary School in Smiths Falls as a special education teacher. Prior to that, he had been employed at Stewart School in Perth for five years in a similar capacity. Mahon is survived by his wife Sheri Mahon, 25, and son Christopher. Another child is due in February. According to Ministry of Natural Resources spokesman John Strachan, this is the first hunting accident of the season in this area. Strachan estimates that there are anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 duck hunters in the Lanark County region alone. Throughout the hunting season, on a provincewide basis, he estimates there are an average of one or two fatalities a year and about 20 woundings.

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ohn Frederick Rockenberger, 33, of East Palestine, Ohio, was drowned in Sharbot Lake about 4:30 Saturday afternoon when he was thrown from a boat, with three other companions, when the craft capsized. The victim and Jack McCarthy, John Lipp and Francis Fingley, all of East Palestine, were fishing in the lake and, in making a short turn, the boat capsized, throwing all the men into the water. The four men started swimming to shore, which was about 150 yards distant. While Rockenberger was the most powerful swimmer of the four men, he sank in 15 feet of water.

White - At Perth, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1960, Frances Belle Bratton, beloved wife of Morley White.

MARRIED McTavish-Foster - On Friday, Sept. 2, 1960, at the United Church manse, Lanark, by Rev. G.D. Empey, Mary Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Mrs. Archie Stewart and the late Mr. George Irvine Foster, and Robert Graeme McTavish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.D. McTavish of Balderson.

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next month. The Perth Committee For Improved Playground Facilities has received a $5,399 Wintario grant, and the municipality has promised $5,000 from a reserve fund.

BORN Easton - On Sept. 19, 1985, to Brent and Norma Easton of RR 7, Perth, a daughter, Casey Lois. Meeks - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 21, 1985, to Roger and Sandra Meeks of Perth, a son, Tyler Lee. Smith - On Sept. 12, 1985, to Doug and Sue Smith, a son, Adrian Norman Maurice. Walker - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 17, 1985, to Chris and Connie (nee Dowdall) Walker of RR 1, Perth, a daughter, Jennifer Christine. Wall - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 12, 1985, to Graeme and Danielle Wall of Perth, a daughter, Sheena Elizabeth Trudy. Wemp - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 17, 1985, to John and Jean Wemp of Perth, a daughter, Ashley Marie. Wheeler - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 17, 1985, to Vernon and Judy Wheeler of RR 1, McDonalds Corners, a daughter, Tracy Marie.

DIED Billinski - At Perth, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1985, Mary Agnes O’Hara, in her 94th year, wife of the late Stanley A. Billinski. Graham - In hospital, Perth, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 1985, Miss Margaret E. Graham, dear sister of John and George Graham of Perth and the late Hubert Graham. Hynde - At Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1985, James Hynde, husband of Jean Hynde. Lewis - In hospital, Perth, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1985, Wilbert R. Lewis, in his 90th year, husband of the late Muriel Margaret Rathwell. Mahon - As a result of an accident, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1985, Gary Mahon, in his 33rd year, beloved husband of Sheri Bristow. Truman - At Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Friday, Sept. 20, 1985, Mayselle Irene Robinson, wife of the late Edward T. Truman.

A new playground facility for The preceding was excerpted The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Sept. 25, 1985 as the “25 years ago” the Perth outdoor pool area could from the front page of the Sept. 25, be under construction as early as 1985 issue of The Perth Courier. news.

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Council considers change to garbage bylaw Members of the Perth town council, last Monday night, decided that at some future date, only a minimum amount of garbage would be collected from commercial properties in the Town of Perth. The debate was brought about by Coun. Echlin, who said that, under the present system, it looked very unsightly when large boxes were piled up on the sidewalk, ready for the garbage truck to pick up the following morning. A motion was passed by council that commercial property owners or tenants would be responsible for the disposal of their own garbage. This motion, although approved, was out of order due to the fact that the town already had a bylaw allowing householders and owners of businesses to place six containers of two cubic feet capacity per collection on the curb. It also stated that in cases where the quantity was exceeded, the committee in charge of the garbage collection would levy an extra rate. Many business proprietors are concerned over the matter, as they feel they are paying a business tax, plus general taxes, and they are not allowed to burn any refuse without the permission of the fire department.



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BORN Campbell - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 19, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Campbell of RR 1, Lanark, a daughter. Code - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 21, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. William Code of Perth, a son. Donnelly - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 22, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Donnelly of Perth, a daughter. Dowdell - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 22, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Sandford Dowdell of RR 2, Maberly, a son. Drysdale - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 23, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. George J. Drysdale of RR 1, Perth, a son. Hammond - At the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital, on Sept. 23, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. James Hammond, a son. Lunn - At the Brantford General Hospital, Brantford, Ont., on Sept. 27, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. William P. Lunn, a daughter. Morrison - At the GWM Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Morrison of Perth, a son. Senecal - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 25, 1960, to Mr. and Mr. Bernard Senecal of Perth, a daughter. Vanstone - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 20, 1960, to Rev. and Mrs. R.B. Vanstone of Perth, a daughter.

DIED Echlin - At the GWM Hospital, on Monday, Sept. 26, 1960, James Branford Echlin, in his 65th year, beloved husband of Ruth Blanchie Simpson. Hicks - At his residence, Perth, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1960, Mervyn G. Hicks, beloved husband of Matilda Forgie.

NOTICE OF ELECTION Municipal Elections will be held in Tay Valley Township for the following positions: Reeve (1 position)

Deputy Reeve (1 position)

Councillor Bathurst (2 positions)

Councillor Burgess (2 positions)

Keith KERR








Councillor Sherbrooke (2 positions) Mark BURNHAM Dave CAMPBELL RoxAnne DARLING

School Board Trustee English Public (1 position)

School Board Trustee English Separate (1 position)

School Board Trustee French Public (1 position)

School Board Trustee French Catholic (1 position)

Stephen DAY William F. (Bill) MACPHERSON


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Guy R. Lanctot Brigitte L. Pilon



Electors will be voting electronically, by internet or telephone, in the 2010 municipal election. Voter Information Letters will be mailed in early October. There will be no paper ballot. Voting will take place for eight days: Beginning: Monday October 18th, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. • Ending: Monday October 25th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: or call 1-800810-0161 The Township office is located at 217 Harper Road


A three-day safety hunting course was held in the firehall with instructor George Richardson, assisted by Kenneth Richardson, instructing the applicants. The boys attending the course were between the ages of 13 and 16 years. The following passed the test which permits them to obtain a gun licence: Billy Mast, John M. Boyd, Winston W.A. Kent, John Allan, Jerry Cardinal, Jack Wilson, Howard Dale Foley, Harold R. Smith, Bob Day, Eric Kirkham, Sterling Paul, Jim Graff, Paul Thompson, David Hartwell, Gary B. Cooper, Robert Bradley, Robert B. Beverley, John Band, David Foley, Hugh Crawford and Tom Cousans.

September 30, 2010 - THE PERTH COURIER - A9 417372

Municipal Connection Temporary Road Closure: Wilson Street at CPR Crossing The municipality is notifying the public of a planned road closure on Wilson St. West on September 29th and 30th, 2010 at the CPR crossing between Haggart Street and Mather Street. Construction activities will commence on the morning of the 29th and continue throughout the night, ending on the evening of September 30th. Canadian Pacific Railway will be reconstructing the railway crossing as a component of the Wilson Street Reconstruction Project. Traffic and pedestrians will be detoured around the work area with identified detour routes. We apologize for any inconvenience. The municipality thanks the community for its continued patience and support during the reconstruction of Wilson St. West.

We look forward to your attendance and welcome your input into this exciting and valuable project. We hope you will join us in working toward a prosperous future for Perth’s downtown.

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Land subject to application D13-AC-A 05/10 A COPY OF THE DECISION will be mailed to those persons who attend or are represented at the hearing and those who have filed a written request with the Secretary for Notice of the Committee’s Decision. Dated at the Town of Perth This 24th day of September, 2010.

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Planning Assistant/Junior Planner Permanent Part-Time position The Town’s Planning Department is seeking an energetic, conscientious individual for a permanent part-time Junior Planner/Planning Assistant position involving public communications, application processing, and file management responsibilities. The Town of Perth Ontario, located in the central part of Lanark County, roughly one hour east of Ottawa and an hour north of Kingston, is a picturesque, heritage municipality of 6,000 and has a long track record of planning for the future while respecting and preserving its past. Please see the Town’s website at for a full job listing including required responsibilities, qualifications and remuneration. Individuals interested in this position should submit their resume and covering letter, no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 15th, 2010, outlining how their skills and experience match the position requirements, to: Janice McFadden Town of Perth, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 x 2224 •

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ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT 3358-45 (File # ZBL-02/07) PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990. C.P.13 TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, the Council of the Town of Perth passed By-law 3358-45 on the 21st day of September, 2010 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 3358, as it pertains to lands municipally known as 65 Dufferin Street;. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person, corporation, public body or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of Zoning By-law 3358-45 by filing file with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Town of Perth a Notice of Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection together with the fee required by the Board not later than the 20th day of October, 2010. An appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, an appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. THE PURPOSE of By-law 3358-45, is to change the zoning on just over 6.9 ha (17 acres) of land on the northerly side of Dufferin St. (Highway 7), comprising NE half Lot 1, Concession 3, geographic Township of Drummond and municipally known as 65 Dufferin St., in the Town of Perth, from the Highway Commercial (C2) Zone, the Highway Commercial (C2-h) with a holding provision and the Institutional (I) Zone to a Highway Commercial Exception Eleven (C2-11-h, -h1, -h2, -h3) Zone with several holding provisions. THE EFFECT of the C2-11 Zone is to permit an increased gross leasable floor area of 14,121 m2 (152,000 ft2) for a new Shopping Centre with change in the range of permitted uses; limits and restrictions on the floor area of some uses; reductions in parking requirements; new definitions; permission and standards for drive through services; alternative loading space provisions; alternative building setbacks; site specific landscaping requirements and provisions for outdoor storage and display areas. The holding provisions limit development and expansions pending specific conditions being met. For a complete review of the proposed changes and holding provisions please


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MCDONAGH STREET TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the By-law governing the disposition of real property (By-law No. 3114) and the Notice By-law (No. 3811) the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Perth, during the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 5:15 p.m., in the Council Chambers, at the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth Ontario, will consider a request to close the McDonagh Street allowance and convey parts of the street to the owners of 31 Leslie Street and the Upper Canada School Board. After concerns from the public have been considered, Council may pass a By-law to close the affected road allowance during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday October 19th 2010. THE PURPOSE of the request is that the Town consider the closure and sale of McDonough Street. which is an undeveloped road allowance, portions of which appear to have been occupied by the abutting property owners since 1955. THE EFFECT of the proposed By-law would be to permit a portion of the McDonagh Street allowance extending along the side lot line of the property municipally known as 31 Leslie Street in the Town of Perth and extending into the site occupied by the Stewart School (see key map below) to be sold to the occupying property owners. ANY PERSON or public agency may request to appear as a delegation to the meeting or may make written representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed road closing. Requests to appear as a delegation to the meeting and/or written submissions must be registered with the Town Clerk no later than 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, October 8th. Additional Information may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Perth Town Hall. For optimum service please call in advance to ensure staff availability. KEY MAP

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The Town of Perth has initiated the preparation of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Downtown Perth. The Town hosted a workshop on July 28th, 2010 and the project consultant has developed an initial Foundations Report from the information gathered to date. On the evening of Thursday, October 21, 2010, the Town of Perth will be hosting a public open house to present the Foundations Report, project updates and draft elements of the Downtown Perth Community Improvement Plan Study. The Community Improvement Plan for Downtown Perth will support continued building revitalization, façade and signage improvement and investment in public facilities to encourage economic development in Downtown Perth. Through a Community Improvement Plan, the Town may provide financial incentives in the form of grants, loans or tax incentives to property owners are undertaking improvements or restoration of their property. A community improvement plan may also set a framework for municipally-led initiatives such as infrastructure improvements, streetscape beautification and parking area improvements and similar initiatives. Interested persons or parties are encouraged to attend this Open House and provide comments and



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Saturday, October 2 come and celebrate the Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Perth Market. Vendors of the Crystal Palace Craft Market and Perth Farmers’ Market, as well as local individuals, offer up their original chili’s for sale and judging. Volunteers with the Perth & District Food Bank will be on hand to help serve. Get a bowl of chili and a bun for $5 with all proceeds going to our local Food Bank. Celebrity judging takes place between 10:30-11:00am inside the Palace, and includes Gilles Gaudet, who will provide music this morning from 9:30am. In recognition of Fire Safety Week, the Perth Fire Department will have their antique pumpers on display in the Palace. This is the second last day of the Market so don’t miss your chance to spend the morning in beautiful Downtown Heritage Perth and stock up on fall produce.



Dated at the Town of Perth This 24th day of Sept., 2010. Lauren Walton, Clerk, Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perth, ON K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613-267-5635

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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 14th day of October, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., in the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. THE PURPOSE of the application is to consider proposed reductions in the front yard setback 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 a reduction in the permitted front yard setback from 3.4 m (11.33 ft) to 2.4 m (8 ft) to allow for the construction of an enlarged front porch/deck with dimensions of roughly 7’ x 12’ and to permit the access steps to project to within 1.83 m (6 ft) of the front lot line. THE SUBJECT LANDS are located on the south side of Cockburn, are described as PT LOT 2 Plan 8828 and are municipally known as 40 Cockburn Street, in the Town of Perth. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands subject to the application for permission. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the application is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. Please call in advance to ensure that staff will be available to assist you. ALSO TAKE NOTICE that signed, written submissions shall be accepted by the Secretary-Treasurer prior to, or during the hearing and such submissions shall be available for inspection by any interested party. In addition, if a party, who is notified, does not attend the hearing, the Committee can proceed and the party is not entitled to any further notice of hearings. Key Map


TAKE NOTE: There is a planned road closure on Wilson Street West for September 29 and 30 at the CPR crossing between Haggart Street and Mather Street. Construction activities will commence on the morning of the 29 and continue throughout the night, ending on the evening of September 30. Traffic and pedestrians will be detoured around the work area with identified detour routes.

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tial subdivision. THE PURPOSE of the application is to amend Zoning Bylaw 3358 in conjunction with the proposed subdivision File No. 09-T-1002, as it applies to the lands legally known as Pt Lot 2 Conc. 3 geographic Township of Drummond, now in the Town of Perth, located northerly of Highway No.7 and to the North-east of the Drummond Street West Extension, to change the zoning category from the Highway Commercial – holding (C2-h) zone, and Open Space (OS) zone to a Residential First Density (R1) zone and a Residential Fourth Density (R4) zone. THE EFFECT of the proposed zoning amendment would be to facilitate the creation of approximately nineteen (19) lots for single detached dwellings, three (3) blocks for townhouse development and one (1) larger block sized to accommodate a multi-storey apartment-for building intended for condominium ownership. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning amendment in relation to other lands within the municipality. ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. If you wish to be notified after a decision regarding the zoning amendment has been made, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the Town of Perth or the Council of Lanark County in respect of this proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to the County of Lanark, c/o Planning Approvals Department, Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Rd (Sunset Blvd), Perth ON K7H 3E2, indicating the County file number 09-T-10002. If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Corporation of the Town of Perth in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Town of Perth before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss all or part of the appeal. AFTER A DECISION is made by Council, a person wishing to formally register an objection must, regardless of any previous submissions, file with the Clerk a Notice of Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board setting out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection and accompanied by the Board’s fee. BACKGROUND materials may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. Please call in advance to ensure staff will be available to provide information and assistance. KEY MAP

refer to By-law 3358-45. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. A Copy of Zoning By-law 3358-45, information regarding the application process and background materials may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. To ensure staff will be available to assist you it is recommended that you contact the Department in advance. THIS KEY MAP indicates the location of the lands affected by By-law 3358-45 in relation to other lands within the municipality.

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suggestions regarding the projects and programs that should be considered in preparing the Community Improvement Plan. There will be opportunities to discuss your ideas; to provide input to the project consultants and municipal staff; to review background information; and to submit written comments. The Open House is to be held: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 From 7:30 to 9:00 pm Location: Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth Interested persons who are not able to attend the Open House may submit written comments to the undersigned on or before November 4th, 2010. You may also contact the undersigned for additional information. Further opportunities for public input will be provided later in the process when the draft Community Improvement Plan is available for review. Eric Cosens, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning Perth, ON 80 Gore Street East, Town of Perth, K7H 1H9 Email: Phone: 613-267-3311

Approximate portion of McDonagh Street to be closed Dated at the Town of Perth this 23rd day of September, 2010 Lauren Walton, Clerk Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E. Perth ON K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 Fax: 613-267-5635 2931


and Complete Application CONCERNING A PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT COUNTY OF LANARK APPLICATION FOR PLAN OF SUBDIVISION PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 and 51 OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990. C.P.13 TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, this notice is to advise that sufficient information has been presented in the application form and supporting documents to deem the Zoning application being processed under File # D14-AC-ZBL 05/10 as complete and application for plan of subdivision File # 09T-10002 as complete. A PUBLIC MEETING will be held by the Planning Advisory Committee of the Town of Perth on Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, to consider the proposed amendment to Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw 3358 as it applies to the above noted property and to receive comments and submissions from the public with respect to the proposed residen-


– COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAD HAND 4 MONTH CONTRACT (PATERNITY LEAVE) November 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011 Bring your demonstrated skills and experience in the field of Parks & Facility Maintenance to the Town of Perth, a community of approximately 6,000 in Lanark County renowned for its heritage architecture and quality of life. The Town’s Community Services Department is seeking an energetic, conscientious individual to fill a 4-month vacancy created by a paternity leave to assist with the daily maintenance and operations of Town Parks & Facilities. Please see the Town’s website at for a full job listing including required responsibilities, qualifications and remuneration. Individuals interested in this position should submit their resume and covering letter, no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 8th, 2010, outlining how their skills and experience match the position requirements, to: Janice McFadden, Town of Perth, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario, K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 x 2224 • We thank all applicants who apply for the position; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001 and will be used only for the purpose of candidate selection.

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All are welcome to join us every first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the hall. Accessible from Beckwith Street. Activities for the children.


Supper, praise music and community at St James’ Anglican Church, Perth

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SPONGESAM SQUAREPANTS Volunteer Tanis Cowen keeps things steady as Samuel Chatwood, 5, pops his head into the SpongeBob SquarePants board at the United Way of Lanark County’s barbecue held in Stewart Park on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event was created to kick off the organization’s annual fundraising campaign. This year, the Lanark County branch hopes to raise $400,000. Andrew Snook photo

Roberta Peets and Kathie Reid both have many years of theatrical experience, but neither has ever directed a major production. Now, the Studio Theatre has presented them with that opportunity. This year, the theatre company has offered budding directors an invitation to direct one of two one-act plays in the theatre’s fall production. The idea is that it would be better to start new directors with a one-act play, and hopefully the experience would give them the confidence to take on a full-length play. Mentors volunteered to be available for consultation and advice so that novice directors would not feel isolated. Peets and Reid were naturals for this program. Peets has mainly done backstage work – everything from props to stage manager, as well as being a producer. Reid has almost 30 years of experience acting in both musical and regular theatre, and in the 1980s, she directed a revue with 101 children as a fundraiser. The fundraiser was highly successful, but as Reid puts it, “Now you know why it’s taken me a long time to direct again.” Both were excited to take up this new challenge. Through discussion with veteran actor/ director David Parry and two volunteer mentors, Jeremy Dutton and Patricia Parry, who are also experienced directors, the plays were selected. Peets chose the comedy, My Narrator by Canadian Norm Foster, and Reid chose The Last Act is a Solo by Robert Anderson, which is a poignant drama about an elderly actress who lives in the past. My Narrator has been chosen as an entry in the Eastern Ontario Drama League’s One-Act Play festival in November. Both Peets and Reid are finding the undertaking a challenge, but their biggest challenge was overcoming fear. Both had participated in the directors’ workshop taught by the Laurel Smith (artistic director of the Classic Theatre Festival in Perth) last spring and this gave them much confidence. As well, they have the support of one another and of many advisors from the Studio Theatre. “I’m very excited about it because of having the whole system in place to help us and support us while we’re doing this,” Peets said. “I think it’s brilliant of the Studio Theatre to invite us to have a mentor to work with us the first time. We have wonderful actors in our casts, both of us, and we have a great support system in the board and in the technical people we will be working with.” As for helping to find future directors, the plan seems to be working. “I’m looking forward to just doing it and having a good job behind me and feeling great about it,” Reid said about the current production. “Then I’ll feel confident enough to maybe try another one.” An Evening of One-Act plays runs Oct. 14 to 16 at 8 p.m. and Oct.

Draw winners

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17 at 2 p.m. at the Studio Theatre in Perth. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door and can be purchased at the Bookworm (76 Foster St.) and Book Nook (56 Gore St. E.). For credit card purchases, call Tickets Please at 613-485-6434. For more information, call 613-267-7469 or visit www. Submitted by the Studio Theatre.

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Worth Saving Charity Shop will be opening its doors for business on the 1st of October, 2010. We are asking for your help in filling this store through donations of the following items: Clothing • Accessories • Linens • Household items Entertainment • Seasonal Decorative Items The Weird and the Wonderful! To arrange pick up or drop off of donations, please contact us at 613-267-7464 or email at

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“MOM TO MOM” SALE (fundraiser for St. Paul’ s)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 St. Paul‛s United Church 25 Gore St. W. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Don‛t miss out on a great opportunity to get some real deals on gently used maternity wear, children‛s toys, clothing, baby equipment and so much more!

Great stuff at great prices!!! For more information, contact Karen Copp 613-267-7959

The Auxiliary to the G.W.M. Hospital will be accepting orders Oct. 1 to Nov. 7 for pickup at the hospital Large Pies .................... $12 Small Pies........................$4 Order early in the Gift Shop 613-267-1500 Ext. 4106 or call 613-267-2270 or 613-264-0206


Here’s a chance for performers from age nine to 60 to be part of the world premiere of an opera that has been a labour of love for Lanark-based composer Peter Paul Morgan for nearly 40 years. Open House is a tuneful contemporary opera that features music in a wide variety of styles, from swing to rap, rock to jazz, along with more traditional operatic styles. It is a full “through composed” opera, meaning that the entire work is sung, but it is very definitely contemporary in approach and sound. A cast of 12 community performers will be backed up by a 10-piece professional orchestra in this two-act, two-hour production. It’s the story of a mother, her two children, a foster child and their friends who are filling the gap left by the sudden death of the father. Forced to sell their rustic home, they enlist the help of an ingenious real estate agent to stave off a greedy developer. Although the story is simple, it is the interaction of the characters that gives the show its drama. Morgan, the composer, has been working on the show on and off for about 40 years and the show’s debut in March of 2011 will be a realization of his desire to create a show that is based on emotional reality, rather than violent action, as its core. To that end, he has enlisted a group of talented co-creators: arranger/musical director Mark Bailey; choral director Brad Mills; artistic co-directors Grace Main and Cynthia Bates and the husband-and-wife producing team of David and Janice Jacklin. Together, they hope to bring to the stage a show that may potentially

go from Perth to many other places. The performance dates of the show are March 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2011 at the Studio Theatre in Perth, with rehearsals beginning in January, 2011. The audition dates are Thursday, Oct. 14 (evening) and Saturday, Oct. 16 (day), with a possible callback on Sunday (Oct. 17). The auditions will be at the Myriad Centre for the Arts (1 Sherbrooke St.), arranged in sessions with groups of four auditionees, with each session lasting about 45 minutes. The age range of the characters is from nine to 60, so there are opportunities for all age ranges. The characters are: Carrie, a 35-year-old mother (soprano); Amber, a 15-year-old female (alto); Mavvie, a 10-year-old female (soprano); Spinner, a 9-year-old male (treble/alto); Lydia, a 11year-old female (soprano, dances); Greggy, a 16-year-old male (tenor); Bonaventure, a 60-ish male (baritone); Popinjay, male (bass); the Hard Hats, a chorus of between two and four people. Each character will have different audition requirements, so calling ahead is essential. Call 613-267-1884 to arrange an audition time and to find specific audition requirements for each character. Open House is very probably the first full opera to be produced in Perth. Additionally, it is one created by a local composer, a man who has worked on the show for longer than most of the cast will have been alive. With its strong roles for young people, it is a unique opportunity to be involved in something unique. How unique is that? Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.

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Last Night at the Proms will be there as well to be sung with great enthusiasm. All songsters are invited to attend a practise session beginning at 6 p.m. sharp on the evening of the event, Oct. 16, at St. James. For more information, call Gerrit at 613-273-7783 or see the advertisement in The Perth Courier. Submitted by the Perth Last Night at the Proms.

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music either composed or arranged by members of the band. David Druce is the founding director and conductor of the Maple Leaf Brass Band. He has performed throughout the British Isles and Europe. Since 1993, he has been Band Sergeant Major for Canada’s Band of the Ceremonial Guard and for the Governor General’s Foot Guard. In June of 2001 he was named a Member of the Order of Military Merit. Garth Hampson will be the master of ceremonies and chief soloist. Hampson joined the RCMP in 1955 and was transferred in 1966 to Ottawa as principal soloist with the RCMP band. He is presently performing the Canadian anthem for medal presentations at Rideau Hall. To assist the band in establishing a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere, Druce is looking for Perth to supply enough voices for a pickup choir to lead the audience. “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Jerusalem” are in the repertoire, and other favourites

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A Victorian tradition will be resurrected in the Town of Perth on Oct. 16, as the Last Night of the Proms returns. The very first Proms concert took place on Aug. 10, 1895 and was the brainchild of the impresario Robert Newman, manager of the Queen’s Hall in London. He recruited a promising organist and choirmaster named Henry Wood. As Newman explained in fine Victorian style to Wood: “I am going to run nightly concerts to train the public in easy stages. Popular at first, gradually raising the standard until I have created a public for classical and modern music.” The well-to-do Victorians had a finely developed sense of public responsibility to those less fortunate than themselves. The series would culminate in a final concert labelled as the Last Night of the Proms; however, to our benefit, the Last Night of the Proms has been retained and changed into a popular fun-filled evening celebrating the music of the British Isles. Perth is fortunate to have the Maple Leaf Brass Band perform in the style of a modern Last Night of the Proms on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in St. James the Apostle Anglican Church (at the corner of Drummond and Harvey streets). Tickets will be on sale at the door for $10 each. There is no charge for those under 13. Founded in 1994, the Maple Leaf Brass Band is a group of 30 musicians dedicated to improving the skill level of brass players throughout the Ottawa region. The band’s repertoire spans a wide variety of styles including traditional British brass band marches, classical music and jazz. At a recent Festival of Brass in Toronto, the band’s entire program consisted of Canadian

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Legion to host euchre tournament The Legion will host a euchre tournament this Saturday, Oct. 2 open to all, beginning at 2 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. Beginning this Friday, and each Friday thereafter, there will be a seniors’ fitness class in the hall from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All are welcome and the cost is $2 per person. The early bird membership drive begins on Oct. 8 and there will be someone in the lounge every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

to assist you with your renewal. Nov. 6 is our annual garage sale, so start looking through your house for something you can donate. No large furniture or appliances will be accepted. You can bring your items to the branch on Friday, Nov. 5. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the Legion Week program and the chicken and rib fest last Saturday. Lest we forget.



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Special thanks to the Shred-It team from Ottawa who donated their time and vehicle for this event: Steve Lackie, Rodney Locke and Todd Clarke.

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Bob van Noppen, a family doctor, and Karen Leach, chairperson of the Perth and District Life Matters group, take a stand against abortion at the kick-off rally of the local 40 Days for Life campaign. The campaign continues with a speaking event featuring Sue Morber of Resting Place in Perth on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. The final celebration rally of the campaign takes place on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Farrell Hall. The campaign aims to end abortion in Canada and inform women about resources available to them if they have had an abortion. Melissa Di Costanzo photo

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(Joyceville), first prize and Ray Hutchinson (Perth), second prize. Liz Huges had organized pastry and pie making sign-up sheets for the Perth Lioness Club’s apple pie fundraiser. There have been many orders placed for these pies, which will be ready for pickup by Thanksgiving weekend. Jo-Anne Hollywood is making arrangements for pick-up with the customers. Thanks to loyal supporters, this looks like another successful venture. Plans are well underway for the Kris Kringle Craft Fair, which will be held on Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Perth Lion’s Hall. Sandra Lackey has booked many of the previous artisans and has posters made to be placed throughout the community. She encouraged members to tell their friends that lunch would also be available. Submitted by the Perth Lioness Club.

On Sept. 14, the Perth Lioness Club welcomed Perth Fire Department Chief Steve Fournier and Deputy Chief Pat Publow to the Lioness’s first general meeting for 2010-2011. The club enjoyed an informative talk and demonstration on the care and use of various fire extinguishers. Members took part in the hands-on use of a fire extinguisher in putting out a simulated fire. This demonstration renewed members’ skills and updated their fire safety knowledge. Lioness president Joan Macintosh started the meeting by thanking the membership for their faithful support at the Perth Garlic Festival and the Perth Fair. Vivian Munroe announced the winners of the grocery draw: Jane McEwen

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The sweetest country cottage or year round home you will see in a long time - excellent level lot with gorgeous, pebbly, weed-free shoreline topped off with western exposure which allows for the greatest of sunset views - perfect swimming, great t-shaped dock, lovely perennial flower beds and shrubbery provide natural privacy between the neighbours - winding interlocking walkway from driveway - golden pine ceilings, floors & wainscotting, large windows facing the lake, mostly new appliances & fixtures, warming woodstove in lower level family room, 3 season finished sun room with patio door & access to covered lakeside deck - 2 good sized bedrooms with built-in storage in every available spot - new 16x32 foot building which houses a 11.3 X 14.10 guest suite/hobby room & 2 areas for storage & workshop use - lots of parking, really good year round road access, lots of inclusions, an absolute gem on Bass Lake! MLS # 083182803349601

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SUNDAY, OCT. 3 • 2-3:30 P.M. 5195 McDonalds Corners Rd. GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH – totally finished walkout lower level – 4 acres - Private setting. Top quality. Stunning “master suite”. Awesome views and superb design and finishings. MLS 751448 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Stone farm house on 13+ acres. 3 bedrms, 2 baths, large family room with woodstove. Only minutes from town. $439,000. Call Joanne Bennell, 613-812-0505

BIG RIDEAU LAKE $265,000 - 915 Jones Point Rd., sunrises & under 15 minutes to Perth. A small price for the Big Rideau! This 2 bedroom winterized cottage with well & septic. It comes furnished & is available immediately - there is a separate bunkhouse with 2 beds and a garden shed - newer kitchen and “dockmaster”. Good swimming, boating, and of course, fishing. Front deck offers extra room for big gatherings, B.B.Q. And that million dollar view! MLS# 771716. Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871







2 bedrm bungalow in town. 4-pc. bath, main-flr laundry, eat-in kitchen, EBB heat, 200 amp service, crawl space, carport, steel roof, all appliances include. Close to schools, churches and downtown. $185,000. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505

$219,500 - Completely renovated 2 storey, 3 br home, great location in perth, new kitchen, 4-pc bath, roof, windows, flooring, detached single garage, covered verandah, new HE gas furnace, nicely restored top to bottom, this home is ready to move into. MLS# 757991.

$169,000 - 8 GEORGE AVE., PERTH Immediate occupancy!! Lovely 3 bedroom bungalow featuring hardwood floors, newer kitchen & bath, three season sun room, lots of wood trim in the main living area. Roof reshingled in 2008. Carport leading directly to a single attached garage. Gas heat and hot water. Low maintenance house and yard. MLS#767386. Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871

DUPLEX IN PERTH $186,500 – 2, 3 bedroom units with great backyard, good income, separate driveways on Brock St. MLS# 797430 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

RIVERSIDE CONDO IN TAY TERRACES - just a charming unit with neutral décor. Den off the kitchen, spacious 24 foot living/dining area with awesome views of the Tay River. Large master with dressing room. $189,900. MLS #769506

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, brick home with walk-up attic, attached workshop area, steel roof, vinyl windows, natural gas heat, and fully fenced 60 x 120 foot lot. Great location within walking distance to schools, shopping, downtown, both parks, and the Rideau Canal. $169,900



Custom built 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow. Beautifully landscaped and located just 10 minutes from Smiths Falls and 30 minutes from Brockville. Features include studio/workshop, finished basement, attached garage, master with ensuite and 7.7 acre lot. $299,900 Christian Allan and Norene Allan 613-812-0407

$145,000 - Duplex in Lanark Village, solid side-by-side, each unit with 2 br, separate hydro meters and HWT, short walk to 2 elementary schools, post office, library, stores, etc., showing good returns, call for details. MLS# 771829. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123



$229,500 – Fully renovated brick home with attached 400 Sq. Ft. workshop sitting on a beautiful fenced and treed lot. Further features include natural gas forced air heating and central air, central vac, ambience creating woodstoves, spacious loft/studio with great light, pine floors, main floor laundry, main floor master bedroom, and walk-in shower.

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$239,900 - Great country home featuring 4 br, 2 bath, kitchen with island overlooking sunken living room, formal dining room, lower level unfinished rec room with pellet stove, extensive decking plus aboveground pool, all sitting on12 acres of bush and fields plus several hundred feet on the Bolton Creek, 2-acre separate deeded lot included, 14 acres total. MLS# 769036.

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Otty Lake – Totally private setting - 200 + feet on the lake – deep water at end of dock – great swimming! Open concept, very well maintained 2 bedroom cottage with 3 pc. bath, screened in porch and beautiful stone fireplace. New windows, vinyl siding, steel roof. $289,000. MLS # 762725

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ATTENTION GROUPS AND LARGE FAMILIES! RIVERFRONT ESTATE/RETREAT - 100 ACRES – 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths – 5 MINUTES TO PERTH. Severance potential, perfect for large or extended families or groups! Indoor Pool! AMAZING!

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CROSBY LAKE - $269,900 -Charming, meticulously maintained open-concept cedar -sided 2 bedroom cottage. Plus sweet sleeping cabin for overflow guests! Enjoy great swimming, boating, fishing on clean spring-fed lake close to Perth and Westport!

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Excellent cottage on Otty Lake, 3 bedrms, open concept, 4-pc. bath. Upgrades include new well, pressure tank and hot water heater, new stove, new wiring, new windows. Dock and furnishings included. Summer’s here! Call Joanne, 613-812-0505

BLACK LAKE - $189,000 – This is an AMAZING price for a 2 bedroom, open concept, cottage with 115 feet on beautiful Black Lake, 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

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There’s no place like home BY ANDREW SNOOK The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings celebrated their home opener by handily defeating the Almonte Thunder 9-3 at the Perth and District Community Centre on Friday, Sept. 25. “I thought it was one of our better games. Almonte isn’t a bad team,” said Steve Sundin, general manager and head coach of the Blue Wings. “We did beat them 9-3, but they are a better

team than that.” On Sunday, Sept. 27, Perth played its second home game, and defeated Ottawa West 6-5 in the final seconds of regulation time, to extend the local team’s unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1). The Blue Wings currently sit in first place overall in the Metro-Valley division. “We haven’t beat Ottawa West in a couple of years so it was a pretty good test for us. We can play with anybody on the Metro side,” Sundin said.

Although the Blue Wings are currently undefeated and have scored an impressive 15 goals in their last two games, Sundin said that the team still has improvements to make. “We seem to be able to score goals but our goals against aren’t fantastic,” Sundin said. “I’d like to tighten up the defense a little bit; you should lose a game if you get five goals scored against you.” Although Wright let in five

goals, Sundin said his goaltender played a solid game. Wright stopped 37 of 42 shots. Mark Vradenburg was the hero of the game for Perth, scoring three goals and one assist in his team’s victory, including the game-winning goal with four seconds left in regulation. Ken “Skip” Patterson, president of the Blue Wings, said that the team should work on their discipline in upcoming games, but he believes the team will do

well in the 2010-11 season. “We had two checking from behind calls last game, we have to cut down on penalties like that,” Patterson said. “I think we’ll be fine. We’ve got a good coaching staff and both goaltenders back from last year.” The Blue Wings’ next game will be on Friday, Oct. 1 against the Shawville Pontiacs in Shawville. Perth’s next home game will take place on Oct. 3 against the Arnprior Packers at 1:30 p.m.

A decade of dribbling BY ANDREW SNOOK The Perth Ladies’ Basketball League opened its 10th year on Monday, Sept. 20 at The Stewart School. The league was created for women, aged 25 and older to come out and enjoy a night of non-competitive basketball. The league was started by Madeline Bouvier but has been organized the last nine years by Connie Willows. “I’ve always played ball, in grade school, high school and college” Willows said. When she’s off the court, the 45-yearold, mother of four works as an educational assistant for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). She said the league has attracted a wide variety of people from a range of different professions including nurses, teachers, professors and stay-at-home moms. “Everybody’s the same when they’re on the court,” she said. Willows said the league is designed to

promote exercise and fellowship instead of serious competition. “We had a lady come out that was 68 years old,” she said. “We’ve even had daughters come and play with their mothers.” One of the women who came out to play on Monday night was 51-yearold, grandmother Erin “Myrtle” Borthwick. “Anyone can do it,” she said. “I come out for the girls, getting together, doing sports and exercise.” The league also organizes an annual trip to Montreal for fun and Willows hopes to organize a trip to Torino, Italy to play basketball at the 2013 World Masters Games. “We would have to do a lot of conditioning or lose quickly and enjoy our time there,” she joked. The league plays every Monday night at 8 p.m. at The Stewart School from September to mid-May. For more information, email Willows at

(Above, left) Blue Wings Peter McGahey puts on the brakes to avoid incoming Thunder forward Jack Nevins in a game on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Perth and District Community Centre. Perth won the game 9-3. (Above) Blue Wings captain Adam Emmerton poses for a photo in his new uniform during the ceremonial puck drop with team sponsors and Thunder captain Tim McGrath before Perth’s home opener against Almonte on Friday, Sept. 24. A and B Ford Sales, Paul Martin of Coldwell Banker, Brownlee’s Metro and Elite Engraving and Embroidery purchased new home and away sweaters for the Blue Wings. From left: Emmerton, Avis Brownlee, Jim Buker, Susan Buker, Cathy Hasler and Brad Hasler. Andrew Snook photos

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The report identifies: • Where drinking water is considered vulnerable to contamination or overuse • Potential drinking water threats in these vulnerable areas The report will determine: • Where future land use policies and controls apply to protect drinking water.

Groundwater Studies: around Almonte, Carp, Kemptville, Merrickville, Munster, Richmond and Westport Surface Water Studies: upstream of Britannia, Carleton Place, Lemieux Island, Perth and Smiths Falls

Public Meetings — 4 pm to 8 pm (presentation at 6:30 pm) October 26, 2010 Carp Fairgrounds 3790 Carp Rd, Carp

October 28, 2010 Perth Legion 26 Beckwith St. E., Perth

November 1, 2010 North Grenville Municipal Centre 285 Cty Rd 44, Kemptville

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Carrie Gray-Popplewell and Marilyn Larocque battle for a rebound during the Perth Ladies’ Basketball League’s first game of the season on Monday, Sept. 20 at The Stewart School. The non-competitive league is celebrating its 10th season. Andrew Snook photo

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PDCI senior football team beats Fellowes BY ANDREW SNOOK

St. John Catholic High School senior football player Bryant Oakes dodges felled Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute players during a game on the Spartan field on Thursday, Sept. 16. The senior team suffered a narrow 13-11 loss. The season opener for the junior team against SFDCI resulted in a 14-6 win for the Spartans. Melissa Di Costanzo photo

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ond place with horse Costa Rica Z (38.5 s) and fourth place with The Tuesday Men’s Twilight horse Piccobello du val de Geer league held its season ending The 22nd Annual Ontario Tree (38.93 s). tournament on Saturday, Sept. 25 Climbing Championship took and 118 golfers came out to play. place on Sept. 11 at Stewart Park. The team of Ed Carnrite, Greg Perth Ladies’ Basketball John Ransom won the Ontario Howard, Les Cross and Al MonLeague Men’s Tree Climbing Championcreif won the tournament with a ship. The victory was Ransom‘s The Perth Ladies’ Basketball score of 60. eighth provincial title. Krista League is looking for women to The Russ Ellis Trophy was Strating successfully defended come out and enjoy a night of won by the team of Joe Jarbeau, her women’s championship. The non-competitive basketball. Wom- Randy Cordick, Peter Whitehead win was Strating’s second provin- en, ages 25 and older, are welcome and Scott Rintoul. Longest drives cial championship. to come out and participate. The were hit by Fred Cummings, league plays every Monday night Mark Rodgevy, Kevin Kinch and Millar wins show jumping at 8 p.m. at The Stewart School Kevin James. Paul Donnelly and Dave Patterson won $100 Burns September to mid-May. tournament on his birthday from For more information email: Jewellers Gift Certificates. The Blue Wings tickets were won by Ian Millar got 30,000 reasons Sean Manson. A Canadian Tire to celebrate his 36th birthday on gift certificate was won by Bill Saturday, Sept. 25 when he won Turkey Bowl football Kelson and an A & B Ford gift certhe $30,000 Aviva Elite/Peel Maryborough Caledon Cup Phase II The annual Turkey Bowl will tificate was won by Larry Beneat the Canadian Show Jumping take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 det. Insultech Insulation Perth Tournament in Palgrave, Ont. He between Perth and District Col- sponsored a prize. rode Always Cullohill through legiate Institute and Smiths Falls the course in a time of 38.35 sec- District Collegiate Institute. TickSept. 21 Tuesday Twilight onds. ets are $5 and children 10 and unThis was the last official Men’s His sister, Amy Millar, also had der are free. For more informaTuesday Twilight League evea strong showing, earning sec- tion call PDCI at 613-267-3051. ning, with the closing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 25. However,

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Saltos Athletics gymnasts Andrea Reith, 14, and Katrina Wright, 15, have a little fun during their team’s fundraising barbecue held at Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer on Saturday, Sept. 25. The young athletes are two of five aerobic gymnasts from Saltos Athletics that will be flying to Brazil to compete at the Aerobic Gymnastics Pan American Championships from Nov. 17 to 22 in Carboriu, Brazil.



Saltos Athletics is looking to send five of its rhythmic gymnasts to the Aerobic Gymnastics Pan American Championships taking place from Nov. 17 to 22 in Carboriu, Brazil from Nov. 17 to 22. Local gymnasts Katrina Wright, Allison Tolgyesi, Kailey Sweeney, Kasey Whalen (Whalen was chosen as CTV’s Athlete of the Week) and Andrea Reith were chosen to represent Canada at the event. The only hurdle still in the way of these young athletes is being able to afford the trip. “This year we’re sending five (athletes), that’s huge for Canada,” said Louise Miller, head coach and owner of Saltos Athletics. “We’re exited about it, but it’s going to cost a lot.” Miller estimates that the flight, accommodations and national tracksuits and bodysuits together will run each athlete close to $2,000, and that doesn’t include meals and day-to-day expenses. She said that in previous years, Gymnastics Canada and Gymnastics Ontario offered some assistance in helping fund the trip, but that all government funding

The Men’s Tuesday Twilight league had 82 golfers come out to play a two-man scramble on Sept. 14. The weather didn’t hamper the team of Barry Murphy and Skip Patterson who scored a 30 on the front nine holes. Peter Donnelly and Fred Cummings scored a 36 on the back nine holes. Longest drives were hit by Les Cross, Jordan Winters, Trent Peden and Andy Davis. Al Moncreif took home the $100 Buns Jewellers gift certificate for closest to the pin on Hole 8.


has now been cut. “Gymnastics Ontario used to give us small allowances and Gymansitcs Canada would at least donate Canadian track suits,” she said. “We’re the Canadian national team for aerobic gymnastics.” To help counter the high costs, Saltos Athletics has organized several fundraisers throughout the month of October. On Sunday, Oct. 3, the athletes will be going door-to-door selling pumpkins, and on Sunday Oct. 24, the Saltos Night at the Races Fundraiser will take place at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Businesses have the opportunity to sponsor the event through a variety of sponsorship packages. “We’re really hoping to push hard so we can at least cover flights for our athletes,” Miller said. “They’re costing about $1300 per athlete.” Tickets for the raceway event are $35 for an adult, which includes a buffet dinner, race program and one race voucher. Children aged 12 and under are $25. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, or for information on business sponsorship packages, email Dianne Tolgyesi at or

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Ed is going to hold an unofficial night on Tuesday Sept. 28. There will be no sponsor but I’m sure there will be some prizes kicking around to give away. Pat Reith of Reith Financial Services and Rob Geroux of the Red Fox sponsored this week’s tournament. We played a fourman scramble to speed up play and beat nightfall. The best score on the front nine holes was made by Barry Murphy, Dave Patterson, Brad Hasler and Ray Kilpatrick with a


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29. Joe Jarbeau, Randy Cordick, Scott Rintoul and Peter Whitehead scored a 30 on the back nine holes. Longest drives were hit by Al Moncrief, Kevin James, Kevin Kinch and Cordick. Bob Taylor was closest to the pin on Hole 8 and took home the $100 Burns Jewellers Gift Certificate. Jarbeau was closest to the pin on Hole 11 and will be taking his new bride to a Perth Blue Wings Game.



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Perth and District Collegiate Institute’s senior football team defeated Fellowes High School by a score of 30-13 on Thursday, Sept. 23 in Pembroke. The Blue Devils started the game trailing 6-0, after Fellowes ran a 40-yard reverse for a touchdown. Fellowes failed in their convert attempt. In the second quarter PDCI’s offense took over, scoring a safety and two touchdowns, converting on both, to finish the first half up 16-6. “Offense began to click and (started) moving the ball,” Kris Wiley, head coach of the PDCI’s senior football team, wrote in an email. The Blue Devils refused to let up in the second half. Logan Smith caught a 14-yard touchdown pass (successful convert) in the corner of Fellowes’ end zone to increase

their lead to 23-6. PDCI scored another touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Fellowes scored a 35-yard touchdown on the last play of the game to cut the lead to 30-13. Wiley said that he received his strongest performances of the game from Lukas Kozak and Nolan Popplewell, Smith and Conner Bulley. On the defensive end, Kozak finished the game with five tackles, two sacks and one interception, while Popplewell added four tackles and two fumble recoveries. Wiley said that Bulley’s short distance running and Smith’s punt returns led the offense. PDCI’s next football game will be against Renfrew Collegiate Institute on Friday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m.. This edition of The Perth Courier went to print before the game against Almonte and District High School on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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The Perth Fair Board would like to thank the above people for their support during the Steer Sale and Market Lamb Sale held Saturday, September 4, 2010.



The Grand Champion steer was exhibited by Elliot Leeflang and purchased by Dodds & Erwin – Jennifer Erwin.

This steer was exhibited by Chris James and purchased by Crains’ Construction – Wib Crain.

This Reserve Grand Champion was exhibited by Andrew Leeflang and purchased by McLean Insurance – Frank McLean.

This steer was exhibited by Shane Reid and purchased by Perth Veterinary Clinic – Dr. Steve Scott and Dr. Scott Robertson.

The Reserve Champion Lamb was exhibited by Natasha Wright and purchased by Tips & Toes Nail and Body Salon – Jennifer Erwin.

The Grand Champion Lamb was exhibited by Jarret Wright and purchased by Hillside Gardens – Bruce Onion.

This lamb was exhibited by Victoria Ferguson and purchased by Sunrise Roofing – Bill Onion.


This steer was exhibited by Shawn James and purchased by Burchell Lighting – Jason Tysick.

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In the 70s and 80s, eastern Ontario was the destination of many artists and artisans leaving the cities in the hope of making a sustainable living from their skills and the land. Their aims are the same today, and mainstream culture is slowly catching up with the concept that it might be possible to live simply, grow much of your own food, and earn a living by working with your hands. The artisans on the Perth Autumn Studio Tour have a commitment to maintaining a viable way of life in a rural environment. They have spent many years perfecting their crafts, developing methods and materials, and embracing new technologies to enable them to continue making a living from their art. Not only do they garner ideas from their surroundings, they contribute to the local community and economy by drawing visitors into the area. In its 18th year, the tour has added five new artisans and two new locations but is still on the Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 9 to 11. It is open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour is compact so that visitors can see all the studios in one day’s drive, starting from either end. Admission is free and lunch is available at the Brooke Valley School. The studio tour invites the public to learn a little about the lifestyles of the artists and to help support the local economy. Visitors to the Perth Autumn Studio Tour can meet with craftspeople epitomizing the ideal of sustainable rural living, using a multitude of skills and a willingness to work in many areas to maintain their way of life. Some of the artists combine their artistic work with farming, gardening, and a variety of jobs, to enable us to follow our chosen lifestyle, but all of us work long hours to prepare for the shows and tours that we have developed over the years to showcase our work. Many of the artisans in the tour also encourage visitors to learn more of rural life and craft skills through demonstrations on the tour and summer workshops. The craftsmanship of past years can be seen in the canoe making of Brent Kirkham, the rustic furniture of Dean Spence, and the fine wood turning and furniture making of David Ambrose and Dunn Sohn, who uses machinery lovingly rescued and restored to working order. Sarah Hale has taken the ancient art of batik to new levels, with her finely detailed representations of the landscape and flora and fauna of the Canadian Shield. She is still experimenting with technique and new materials, such as the hemp and cotton that she uses to produce more textured works. Using the material of the Canadian Shield as inspiration, John Schweighardt, who is new to the tour this year, works with the rocks and stones he finds in the area to create bowls and sculptures, large and small, for indoors and out. Directly and indirectly, the area influences their work, whether in the landscapes of Gary Barr, the photographs of new tour member Jane Cass, or the vibrant colours of artist Suzette MacSkimming, weaver Heather Sherratt, and potters Glenn Gangnier and Ali Ross. Local materials, history and traditions are woven through the artists’ lives and art as they try to perfect their skills and develop a sustainable life in the rough Canadian Shield country that provides challenges, inspiration and materials. For more information contact the Riverguild at 613-267-5237 or Submitted by the Perth Autumn Studio Tour.

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FLYING HIGH St. John Catholic High School student Ryan Cole watches his ball fly during the Lanark County Interschool Athletic Association’s championship golf tournament held on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Perth Golf Course. The four-team championship tournament was won by Almonte District High School. Andrew Snook photo

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Proclamation October is Child Abuse Prevention Month WHEREAS, child abuse is a complex and ongoing problem in our society, affecting many children in Lanark County; and WHEREAS, every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, and secure and to be free from neglect, as well as from verbal, emotional, sexual and physical abuse; and WHEREAS, Lanark County faces a continuing need to support community-based programs to prevent child abuse and neglect; and WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of every adult who comes in contact with a child to protect that child’s unconditional right to a safe, nurturing childhood; and 417632-38-10

WHEREAS, Lanark County has dedicated individuals and organizations who work daily to counter the problem of child abuse and neglect and to help parents obtain the assistance they need; and WHEREAS, The Children’s Aid Society of the County of Lanark and The Town of Smiths Falls invites the community at large to participate in our Child Abuse Prevention Campaign by wearing a purple ribbon, button, wristband or displaying a ribbon magnet on their car in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. WHEREAS, our community is stronger when all citizens become aware of child abuse and neglect prevention and become involved in supporting parents to raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment; and WHEREAS, Lanark County residents celebrate children, our community’s greatest resource and leaders of tomorrow; NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Fenik, Warden, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2010 as

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Bob’s Lake no stranger to environmental controversy


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors Tay River below. All too often in the past, these fluctuations in water levels have affected the natural walleye spawning in the Tay River. The fate of any school year of fish is really in the hands of man. In the past, clashes between Parks Canada, which controls these waters, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, which controls the fish, have not always resulted in a satisfied agreement. When you realize that Bob’s Lake provides about 50 per cent of the water reservoir for the Rideau Canal, you can see what

a slight miscalculation could do to the boat traffic on one hand or the downstream fish and wildlife population on the other. Unfortunately, fish do not always have as high a priority as water craft. Of course the amount of precipitation in the form of rain or snow plays a major role in maintaining water levels in Bob’s Lake. Yet these waterfront changes due to periodic draw-downs are not all that’s altering the face of the 200 or so miles of rugged Bob’s Lake shoreline. Always an appealing waterway because of its pristine-like beauty and excellent fishing opportunities, cottage and tourist lodge development seemed limited to keep it that way; however, the pendulum of what many call progress has begun to swing the other way. Not satisfied with ordinary lot severance, some developers have moved to alter and destroy sensitive fish habitat and convert it to cottage frontage. One such case was that one developer, who was charged by the Ministry of Natural Resources for the alteration and destruction of fish habitat in the Green Bay area of Bob’s Lake. No stranger to controversial environmental developments, (the same developer’s 13-lot

subdivision beside Wolfe Lake’s eagle nest went before the Ontario Municipal Board), the developer was subsequently found guilty by Judge Cathy Hickling in Kingston provincial court. Philip Noel was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and to spend an equivalent amount under the direction of the Ministry of Natural Resources to restore that section of damaged shoreline. Such convictions as this, and a similar case in Peterborough, are hopefully a red signal to all those who would try and rearrange our lakeshores for their personal gain. What remains to be done in such cases is to increase the imposed fines – only then will these people realize and appreciate the true value of our God-given resources. A gift, by the way, that we only inherit for a short time, then pass on as a legacy to our youngsters. At long last, it seems many humans have seen and heard enough about mankind’s abuse of the forests, waters, and atmosphere in all parts of Old Mother Earth. The antiquated logic of pitting the price of the almighty buck against the power of the Almighty God will surely put us on a collision course to universal destruction.

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ike many others in eastern Ontario, Bob’s Lake has undergone more changes in the last century than in all the previous time periods put together. While the removal of the ice packs from this wilderness solitude caused the initial contours some 10,000 years ago, it was left primarily that way until more recent times. Down through the ages, nomadic people visited the lake, leaving its surroundings virtually untouched until the European settlers arrived; however, in 1830 the first major changes to the lake itself were caused when the local residents erected a small dam at the outflow near Bolingbroke. As part of the reservoir for the Rideau Canal built in 1832, this dam was taken over by the federal government and raised to about an eight-foot level. The subsequent backup drowned much of the nearby lowlands and joined several smaller lakes. The present size of Bob’s Lake was accomplished when a higher 12foot concrete dam was built in 1933. Incidentally, the highest water level recorded since this barrier was erected occurred in 1980 when a head of six feet of water roared over the spillway into the

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Local community calendar of events Club will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend. • The Asbury Free Methodist Church (144 Gore St. E.) will host a “Mom 2 Mom” sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 613-267-2345 for more information or to book a table. • St. John’s Anglican Church (110 Ferguson Falls Rd.) will host a turkey supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults are $10, children between the ages of 5 and 12 are $5 and kids under 5 eat free. • The Lanark County Genealogical Society will be holding a meeting at Archives Lanark at Drummond Centre. Archives open at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be John. H. Heney, president of the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives. His lecture is called “Research the past, but write for the future!”

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Thursday, Sept. 30 • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host line dancing at Middleville Community Centre at 11 a.m. For more information, call 613-259-5447. • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 11 a.m. There will be a potluck social at noon. For more information, call 613-259-5447. • Film Night International presents The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina/Spain – Rated 14A) at 7 p.m. at Premier Cinemas in Smiths Falls. For more information, call 613-267-1224 or go to: www.filmnightinternational.

Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3

Saturday, Oct. 2 • All I Want – a tribute to Tim McGraw at Farrell Hall in Perth. Doors open at 8 p.m. with a silent auction; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, available at Lee Hotel, Imperial Tavern or Jameson’s Restaurant. Money raised will support the Perth Legion’s “Building Accessibility” initiative. • The Snow Road Snowmobile

• The 10th annual Calabogie Artfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (both days) at the Calabogie Community Centre (574 Mill St., Calabogie). Admission is free. The show will feature original paintings in oil, watercolour, pastel, coloured pencil and encaustics as well as digital art, metal sculptures and giclee prints by 25 members

of the Renfrew Art Guild. A tea appreciated – all proceeds going room will be open throughout the to the Prestonvale Church Reshow. For more information, call storation project. Kim Carnegle at 613-752-0073 or Saturday, Oct. 9 to email

Monday, Oct. 11

Sunday, Oct. 3 • Cancelled: MERA lecture by Ellen Good due to illness. A new time will be announced at a later date. • The McDonalds Corners Knox Presbyterian Church’s annual beef supper will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall in McDonalds Corners. • The second annual De-clutter for Cardiac Garage Sale and Chili Cook-off will take place at the Fallbrook baseball field from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the garage sale go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of George Ennis. To rent a table, contact Melissa Ennis at 613264-2251. The chili cook-off will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the final judging at 2 p.m. • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (38 Wilson St. E.) will be hosting “A blessing of the animals” at 2 p.m. Please keep all animals leashed or crated. Call 613-264-0007 for more information. • A 144th-anniversary service will be held at the Prestonvale Church at 3 p.m. A light lunch will be hosted by the Prestonvale Community Association afterwards. Donations are, as always,

• The Perth Autumn Studio Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (daily) over the Thanksgiving weekend. Visit the unique work of 22 popular artisans with minimal driving between eight rural studios. All exhibited work is for sale. Enjoy a harvest lunch at the Brooke Valley School. For more information call 613-267-5237 or visit: www.

Club will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday, Oct. 17 • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will be hosting a harvest supper from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, Oct. 30

• The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend. There will also be the Halloween Fun Evening taking Friday, Oct. 15 place at the clubhouse in the • Life Matters will host its Mid evening. For more information, Way Rally, which will take place contact Lyle Conroy at 613-267at 7 p.m. at the Glad Tidings 2283. Pentecostal Church (160 Wayside Saturday, Nov. 13 Dr.). Special guest will be Sue • The Snow Road Snowmobile Morber from Resting Place. Club will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Saturday, Oct. 16 clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). • The Snow Road Snowmobile Everyone is welcome to attend. INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED BROKERAGE

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$359,900. 266 Beck Shore Rd, Mississippi Lake. 75’ west-facing, marvelous waterfront, gorgeous sunsets. 3bdr+1bthr winterized cottage, yr-rnd access. Level,treed lot,steps down to waterfront. Deck overlooks Lake. Furnace,woodstove, 2 storage sheds ,central A/C. Well & septic. Boat,trailer,lift,dock included. Mostly furnished,4 appliances. Easy commute to Ottawa. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862.

$345,000. Rare find on Mississippi Lake: 110’ westerly waterfront. 2+2 bdr yr-rnd bungalow on level, treed lot. Big pantry, roomy eat-in kitchen w/door to large deck overlooking Lake. Forced air oil, woodstove, basement walkout, 1+garage. Many Inclusions. Easy commute to Ottawa. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862. $264,900. Spacious & bright: 3+1bdr high ranch bungalow close to all amentities. Nice, large kitchen open to living room and deck to fenced backyard. Fully finished basement w/ bthr, laundry room, workshop, & large family room. New laminate wood floors in bdrs, new furnace & windows in ‘05, new paint and more. Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856. NEW PRICE

$224,900 from $235,000. Cute & cozy 7 yrold winterized 2 bdr W/F log cabin: 2.19 acres, 150’ on Pike River, leads into Pike Lake. Open plan: pine cathedral ceiling, radiant floor heat, propane FP, big scr porch. Dock. Bell ExpressVu. Swim, fish. A great getaway, not far from services, shopping. Good rental potential. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. NEW LISTING

$139,900. Great for first time buyers! 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow on Town Line Road, easy walking distance to downtown and all amenitities. Rear mud room with laundry. Spacious back yard plus two driveways. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. SORRY, IT’S SOLD

$124,900. Enjoy Mississippi Lake without the price! Fully equipped 3 bedroom 3 season cottage in good condition, on quiet dead-end lane. Lake view & 20’ x 150’ deeded right-of-way to the waterfront. Most furniture, all appliances, shed, lawn mower, wind surfer included. A great getaway is ready for you! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.


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cottage under one roof! Gorgeous lake w/fabulour swimming, boating and fishing. Spacious home offers walkout basement less than 30 ft. from water’s edge. Excellent docking facilities that remain in place Saturday, Oct. 2 for winter. Only 1 - 2:30 p.m. 12 min to Perth/ 105 Pike Lake Route 11, Westport. Tay Valley – $369,900. In MLS# 766259. a lovely private bay on Pike Lake, you’ll find the best of Randy Cavanagh both worlds with home and

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The 1927 football season was one of the best seasons ever for Perth Collegiate Institute. That fall, the blue-and-white team did not lose a game to its Lanark rival and decisively outscored its opponents 84 to 10 in the four league games played. PCI also defeated Gananoque in a preseason game. PCI “smotheredâ€? Smiths Falls for a combined score of 51-1 in the two league games played between the schools. Unlike Smiths Falls, Carleton Place offered some resistance to the big blue squad. The PCI defeated Carleton Place 27-6 in their first meeting, but the second game proved to be much closer as Perth only won by a 6-3 score. However, PCI’s second victory over Carleton Place “decisively proved their superiority,â€? as it secured the Lanark County championship for the Perth boys. As Lanark champion, Perth began its march into the Eastern Ontario Interscholastic playoffs with a game against Brockville Collegiate Institute on Nov. 11. The Ottawa Citizen reported that large crowds were expected at the field in Smiths Falls as “both teams had splendid reputations.â€? Perth was described by the Perth Expositor as being “a fast, aggressive teamâ€? with a “bagful of tricks.â€? The strength of the Perth team was in its backfield, which was described by the Citizen as “all-starâ€? and by the Expositor as “decidedly fast.â€? The backfield consisted of Jack King, Hubert Wilson, and brothers Norman and Ford Dickson. But the team was well-rounded, as Alex Campbell and Bob Echlin were a “pair of sturdy insidesâ€? and Pat Closs was compared to a “bulletâ€? as he ran down the field. BCI’s strength was the large size of its linesmen and what was described by the Citizen as the “educated toe of Dool their brilliant kicking half.â€? Prior to the game, the Perth squad was confident that it would prevail over the boys from the St. Lawrence town, despite the fact that it was expected that the game would be played on a rain-soaked field. The game between the two schools was described the next day in the Citizen as being a “rugged battle.â€? BCI came out strong in the first quarter and advanced to PCI’s 35-yard line, where Dool scored a rouge; however, the Perth backfield began to show its speed as the players were able to get close to the Brockville line on occasion. Perth’s captain, Ford Dickson, with a rouge, tied the game, before he and King combined two extension runs for a total of 80 yards. This set the stage for Stewart Bell to score the game’s only touchdown (worth five points) which the blue and white squad failed to convert. Dickson managed to score two more points before the end of the game as Perth defeated the red and black team which “fought stronglyâ€? in the final quarter. The final score was 8-1 in Perth’s favour. The game which “was thrilling from start to finishâ€? was marred in the fourth quarter when a Brockville player “slugged Jack King,â€? Perth’s quarterback. This action began a “free for allâ€? between the players of both teams. Spectators also reportedly joined in the fight. According to the Citizen, “it was some timeâ€? before referee Eddie Philips was able to regain order and have the play continue. Despite the fight, the game was regarded as “one of the most stubbornly contested gridiron battles in interscholastic football.â€? The entire Perth team was awarded accolades but the Dickson brothers, King and Closs received extra praise as they “completely bewildered their opponents by working a dazzling passing game. The halves combined with wonderful accuracy and they shot lightening-like passes to one another‌â€? With the victory over Brockville, Perth advanced to play Kingston


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St. James’ Anglican Church Hall Drummond & Harvey, Perth Meat Balls, Roast Beef, Roast Turkey Baked Beans, Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Salads, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables Cakes, Pies, Squares & Tarts Adults: $12.50 Children under 10: $5 Take Out Available Call: 613-267-1163

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Sunday, Oct. 3 11:00 a.m. - Worship service and Sunday school multi-age program. Nursery available. Coffee hour Friday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries, Audio loop system • 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!

Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 • Saturday, October 2 10:00 a.m. Diocesan Altar Guild Eucharist with Bishop John Chapman All welcome. Sunday October 3 St. James, Perth 8:00 a.m. - Said Service St. James, Perth 10:00 a.m. - Sung Eucharist (welcoming the firefighters of Lanark as a part of Ontario’s Fire Prevention Week). All welcome Tuesday, October 5 James Table: supper, praise music and community at St James: All are welcome to join us every first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm: in the hall, accessible from Beckwith Street, activities for children Wednesday, October 6 – St. James Perth 10:00 a.m. Said Holy Eucharist: St Francis of Assisi St. Augustine’s of Drummond Anglican Church, Cty. Rd. 10 & Richardson Rd. 2nd and 4th Sundays, Eucharist 9:15 a.m.

or 25 years, The Perth & District Vacation Guide has been an annual publication produced by The Perth Courier in conjunction with the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce. Published late February, this is the essential guide on what to do, where to go and what to see in Perth and district. The guide features historic highlights, calendar of events, shopping, restaurants, accommodations, attractions and much more. When you advertise in this guide, you are participating in the area’s premier tourist and visitor publication. Plus, you receive high-quality, full-colour reproduction and FREE distribution of 55,000 guides, making this a great value for your advertising dollar and a must-buy!



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Worldwide Communion Sunday Sunday, Oct. 3 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship and Communion. Fundraising lunch aer service Next Community Dinner Sat., Oct. 16 - 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 613-267-2973

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Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church

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Exciting Asbury Free Methodist Church 144 Gore St. E., Perth Everyone is welcome!

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Photos must depict life in the Perth and area and can be from any season, of local waterways, activities such as hiking, bicycling, canoeing, local landmarks, architecture, etc. • Entries should be minimum 9”x12” with a dpi of 300 (the higher resolution the better). You may submit a smaller size image (5 MB max) for judging purposes, but the original needs to be high resolution. • Entries should not be re-touched or processed through Photoshop • Entries should be colour images. • Entries should include photographer’s name, place of residence, contact information and a brief description of the photo (where it was taken, inspiration behind it, etc.). • One entry per person. • Winning photo(s) to appear on the cover of the 2011 Visitor Guide, and a short write-up about the photo and photographer to appear on an inside page. • Other entries may appear on the inside pages of the guide. • Winner(s) will be notified by Friday, Nov. 12. • Winner(s) will be contacted by the Perth Courier to have their photo taken to run in a future edition of the newspaper. • Decision of judging committee will be final. • Entries should be no larger than 5 MB in size and emailed to: • Submission deadline is by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2010.

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Oct. 3 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship & Holy Communion. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “The Heart of Worship” (Colossians 3: 16-17). Wednesday, Oct. 6 7:00 - p.m. - Bible study and prayer. All welcome. Nursery care provided. Next Community Dinner Saturday, Oct. 30 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m Donations accepted. Need a ride? 613-267-2023


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While the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ (MVFN) canoe program usually focuses on daytrips around the lakes and rivers of Lanark County, once a year the group ventures further away on an extended canoe/camping trip. This year, 15 paddlers in kayaks, and solo and double canoes, participated in the Sept. 10 to 12 trip to Algonquin Park. Using the group camp site at Whitefish Lake as a base, the group took two different paddling routes. The route for Saturday was Smoke Lake (approximately 20 kilometres from the camp site) and through the channel into Tea Lake. Then on Sunday we paddled directly from the campsite, along a narrow channel, to Pog Lake and Lake of Two Rivers. For some, paddling was the main purpose of the trip. For others, it was the opportunity to study the birds, plants and animals of the park. The presence of Cliff Bennett, a knowledgeable birder, and Cathy Keddy, a botanist, contributed greatly to everyone’s enjoyment and learning. Mornings were cool as would be expected for the time of year, but by afternoon most paddlers were in short sleeves. A couple of hardy folks even went for a swim. Mealtime and the evening campfires allowed time for discussions on the days’ events, story telling (including a few tall tales) and star gazing. The lakes and rivers were calm and the sky just slightly overcast, providing great paddling and an opportunity to concentrate on the environment

around us. Bird sightings numbered 19 species: melodious common loons, a flotilla of common mergansers and a small flock of American pipits. Paddling close to shore, the group could see small collections of plants in the most unusual places, such as pitcher plants and wild cranberry growing alongside sphagnum moss on an old log seen floating just off shore. While there were many things the paddlers did see, some things were remarkable by their absence. There were few bugs on the water and no fish swimming in the lakes and rivers. Paddling slowly along the shore usually provides ample opportunity to spot turtles, but in the two days of paddling only one turtle was seen: a painted turtle. This prompted much discussion and encouragement to continue the study of our natural environment and work to preserve the state of nature. Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.




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Smoke alarms: a sound you can live with FIRE PREVENTION WEEK RUNS FROM OCTOBER 3-9 Are Your Smoke Alarms Working? Perth, September 20, 2010 - The Perth ďŹ re chief urges everyone in the Town of Perth to take a few minutes to make sure their smoke alarms are working in preparation for Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9, 2010.


October 2 - Fire Prevention Week Kickoff at Canadian Tire. Local ďŹ re departments will be handing out items relating to ďŹ re safety and answer any questions from the public.

“Too many people are complacent about ďŹ re safety,â€? said Chief Fournier. “People need to remember there is a one in ten chance of having a ďŹ re in their home. With all the plastic and synthetic materials we put in our homes today, ďŹ re burns hotter and faster than ever before. You may have just seconds to get everyone out of your home safely.â€?


October 6 – Perth Fire Department will be conducting their annual Smoke Alarm Blitz from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in various neighbourhoods throughout town.


All week – The Perth Fire Department will be attending local schools to promote ďŹ re safety in our community. One of the highlights this year will be Juno Award Nominee and children’s recording artist, Mary Lambert performing in the elementary schools on Thursday, October 7.


All year – The Perth Fire Department is committed to providing a Fire Safe Community. If you require assistance with any items pertaining to ďŹ re safety, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Working smoke alarms provide the early warning of ďŹ re so that people have those extra seconds needed to escape a ďŹ re emergency. It’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. Yet, all too often the ďŹ re service in Ontario responds to ďŹ res in homes with no working smoke alarms. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With. The Perth Fire Department will be holding a number of events throughout the week to raise public awareness about the importance of working smoke alarms. These events will include:

Every year, the ďŹ reďŹ ghters’ association with the Perth Fire Department buys 150 smoke alarms, using the proceeds from the sales of Nevada tickets at Mr. Gas. Association member Steve Churchill, Chief Steve Fournier, Mr. Gas owner Karen Tye and ďŹ re prevention ofďŹ cer Pete Echlin posed for a photo with some of the many smoke alarms.

For more information, contact: The Perth Fire Department 613-267-5574

Barb Armstrong extinquishes a ďŹ re with the Perth Fire Department’s ďŹ re extinguisher demo unit. She is one of more than 500 people who have utilized the department for this worthwhile training. Levac Propane offers the department unlimited supply of propane for this program.

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Smoke alarms are required on all levels of your home as well as outside all sleeping areas. You can never have too many alarms!!! Test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries once per year or as needed. Have your ďŹ re extinguisher checked today to make sure it is in good working order. Develop and practice your home escape plan regularly with all family members. Have your chimney cleaned and all heating appliances maintained before winter. Use 911 in emergency situations only. Smoke alarms and ďŹ re extinguishers make excellent gifts!!! Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Buy a CO detector and install it today. Thank you for supporting our 2010 M.D. Boot drive. You helped us raise $5,750 for Muscular Dystrophy on Saturday, Sept. 4.

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