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IN BRIEF Police investigating break and enter The Perth Police Service are currently investigating a break and enter that took place at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 on Grant Street. The suspect(s) made off with a 42-inch television from the residence.

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The Perth Stingrays Aquatics Club received a three-month extension to their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Town of Perth. The MOU allows the Stingrays to perform self-guarding during their practices and events at the Perth and District Indoor Pool. In recognition for their self-guarding, the Stingrays club receives a five per cent rebate on their pool rental costs. The MOU was scheduled to expire on Oct. 22.

Town of Perth unofficial 2010 election results: Mayor, John Fenik (Acclaimed) Deputy Mayor, John Gemmill (Acclaimed) Council Jim A. Graff (1,280 votes) Judy Brown (1,262 votes) Jim K. Boldt (1,135 votes) Ed McPherson (1,131 votes) Beth Peterkin (969 votes) Bill White Eric Devlin Kelly Lowry


(790 votes) (738 votes) (640 votes) Wesley Ewart, 7, gets a hand from his mother, Kim, during Random Act of Pumpkins, a fundraiser held Saturday for the third year in Westport. The day saw more than 1,400 pumpkins carved, raising funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation.


The people of Perth and Smiths Falls have put their trust in their trustees. Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Ward 2 trustee Bill MacPherson (Town of Perth, Township of Durmmond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley Township, Beckwith, Montague) was re-elected with more than 55 per cent of the vote (3,743 votes) in a two-man race over Stephen Day (3,048 votes). UCDSB Trustee Susan Richards (Merrickville/ Welford, Rideau Lakes, Smiths Falls and Westport) was acclaimed and did not have battle for her position as trustee. “I like to view it as a validation of the last 10 years,” MacPherson said. “It was nice to have that comfortable margin (695 votes). In a two-way race you shoot for 51 per cent.” MacPherson took the majority of the votes in the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley (468-360), Lanark Highlands (1,699-939) and Montague (681370), while Day took won the voting race in Perth (775-438) and Tay Valley Township (604-457). During the campaign MacPherson said he had several bumps in the road, including his son breaking his arm the night of an all-candidates’ debate, and a car accident. “It was a bit of a rollercoaster… I work full time and I have my job commitments, I have my family commitments and I was still working as a trustee, so it’s a bit balancing act. But it’s not a journey I haven’t taken before.” MacPherson first entered the political world in 1974, when he became the youngest councillor in Lanark County at 26 years of age. He was a councillor in the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley for 16 years. See ‘Majority of voters’, Pg. 3

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Laurier in Love Author Roy MacSkimming will be discussing his most recent novel at the Factory Grind on Nov. 10. 3

The people of Perth have spoken. They have called for the leadership of Jim Graff and Jim Boldt. The two newest councillors finished first and third in the municipal election held Oct. 25. Graff ended up with the largest number of votes for any council candidate with 1,280 votes, while Boldt finished third with 1,135 votes. Graff and Boldt will begin their four-year terms as councillors on Dec. 1. “I feel very humbled and appreciate that people are willing to give me a chance to make some positive contributions to our beautiful town,” Graff said. This was Graff ’s first time running for council. He said that he tried to “cover all the bases” during his campaign, including putting up lawn signs and going door-to-door listening to the concerns of Perth residents. “I have my own ideas where I would like to contribute and there are other areas where people are concerned as well,” Graff said. “Sometimes people don’t want candidates knocking on their door during elections, but we had a great response from people. It was a great learning experience.” Boldt said that the results from the election were evidence that Perth residents wanted a change. “Both Jim Graff and I garnered

after the public funds and spend them as efficiently as we can,” he said. “We need an economic development officer and economic growth to get a hold of the crazy rising taxes.” Graff said that his primary interest is also lowering taxes for Perth residents, and he said


Perth’s Timothy McNamee, 22, enjoys some pre-Halloween wakeboarding at Len’s Cove dressed up as a member of the Smiths Falls Bears on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Her brother, Mike McNamee is the Bears’ leading scorer. Andrew Snook photo


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Perth Chamber recognizes long-time volunteer BY ANDREW SNOOK Frank Roy volunteered a countless number of hours over two decades of helping others in the Perth area. On Oct. 28, Roy was honoured by the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce and awarded the Perth Medal. “I’m overwhelmed,” Roy said. “When I look around the community and see how much other people do, it’s (being awarded the Perth Medal) certainly something to make you feel warm.” After retiring to Perth in 1990, Roy volunteered his time with several organizations in the area including 18 years as secretary for the Tay Valley Ski Club and nine years on the Perth and District Library Board. He has also volunteered with the Lanark County Stewardship Council, Rideau Valley Field Naturalists and currently sits on the board for Inga-Va. The dinner and presentation took place at Code’s Mill on the Park. The highlights from the dinner included the Perth Chamber’s annual award ceremony and a presentation on cycling by keynote speaker Hans Moor,

president of Ottawa Citizens for Safe Cycling and economic and commercial affairs officer for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The LLBHA Builder Membership Achievement Award was awarded to Code’s Construction. The company has been working in the Perth area for 18 years. “I wasn’t expecting that,” said Darwin Code, president of Code’s Construction. “It was a nice surprise for sure.” The Business Achievement Award was presented to the Lake 88.1 radio station. The three-yearold radio station was praised for its service to the community. The award was accepted by owners Brian Perkin and Norm Wright. “We were absolutely thrilled to get the nod from the chamber and get the recognition looking at who were nominated with,” Perkin said. “It was great.” During the award presentation, Perkin and Wright asked that their employees in the audience stand up and be recognized for their hard work and dedication. “It’s great that they get the recognition as well,” Perkin said. “Without their support you just can’t do it.” (Above) Deputy Mayor John Gemmill congratulates Frank Roy on being awarded the Perth Medal for his years of volunteer work at the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, held on Oct. 28 at Code’s Mill Restaurant. Roy has volunteered in Perth with several organizations including 18 years as secretary for the Tay Valley Ski Club and nine years on the Perth and District Library Board. (Left) Brian Perkin, left, and Norm Wright, middle, accepted the Business Achievement Award on behalf of Lake 88. The award was presented by Stephen Cross of Cross Street and Company. Andrew Snook photos

(Left) Darwin Code accepted the Enbridge-sponsored Member Achievement Award handed out by the Lanark Leeds Home Builders Association. (Top right) Keynote speaker Hans Moor, middle, poses with Perth Chamber president Jack McTavish and his wife Nancy. Moor is the president of Ottawa Citizens for Safe Cycling and economic and commercial affairs officer for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Up close and personal with Pierre Trudeau CATHY JAMES Pierre Trudeau’s charismatic life still has some untold stories. Since the 1960s, the former Canadian prime minister brought passion to the political stage, resulting in Trudeaumania, and ultimately, curiosity about the man behind the red rose. Brooke Johnson unveils another layer of Trudeau’s personal life in her one-person play, Trudeau Stories. Presented by the Perth Performing Arts Committee at

the Mason Theatre at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute on Thursday, Oct. 28, Johnson shares her personal memoir, depicting the friendship she formed with the leader who once pirouetted behind the Queen of England. Written and directed by Johnson, she unravels her story through memories, journal entries and correspondence with only a rug, chair and small memory box as stage props. She kept the audience tuned in for the

Brooke Johnson performed Trudeau Stories at the Mason Theatre in the Perth and District Collegiate Institute on Thursday, Oct. 28. Andrew Snook photo

70-minute performance. In 1985, while a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, she first met Trudeau at a gala where he asked her to dance. Though it had been a year and a half since he’d stepped down as prime minister, Trudeau retained Canadian celebrity status, making Johnson blush as he approached her that evening. Wearing shoes three sizes too big, Johnson describes her frustration with stuffing toilet paper into the shoes and having to dance with the former prime minister. Regardless that there was 40 years between them, the pair became friends, sharing a love for the outdoors and poetry. She often wrote him letters and at times, he reciprocated, penning a note in response. Johnson read some of these exchanges to the audience, demonstrating how they connected as self-described loners. Johnson performed as though she was still in her 20s, reliving her words and actions with bouts of insecurities and innocence, as any young woman would, especially in the presence of a successful, older man. The audience sees that Johnson is trying to learn who she is, while at the same time, forming this unforeseen friendship. Johnson’s scene descriptions – whether at the gala, at his house or at a pub meeting up together for the first time – draws the audience into the story, allowing them to feel that they, too, had these same moments Johnson once experienced with Trudeau. Trudeau Stories is a compelling play, encompassing hu-

Laurier in Love author at Factory Grind on Nov. 10 BY ANDREW SNOOK Sir Wilfrid Laurier is one of the most recognizable prime ministers in Canada’s history. Roy MacSkimming’s latest novel, Laurier in Love, offers readers a unique look inside Laurier’s personal life, as he juggles a love triangle and unifying a divided nation. MacSkimming has been writing and publishing books since 1964. His best-selling book of all-time is Gordie: A Hockey Legend, a biography on Gordie Howe. He also worked as a literary columnist and publishing reporter at The Toronto Star, trade editor with a Toronto book publisher and started New Press in 1969, alongside James Bacque and Dave Godfrey. The Burgesswood resident said that he decided to write a book on Laurier’s personal life after writing his novel Macdonald, on the life of Sir John. A. Macdonald. “He (Laurier) had an equally interesting private life and deserved a novel to himself,” he said. “Laurier in Love focuses on his love life, which is rather complicated.” MacSkimming’s novel follows Laurier’s complicated love life, as his wife Zoe, and lover Emilie Lavergne, battle for his affection. “Women particularly seem drawn to it because the story is really told by the two women, from Zoe’s point of view and

from Emilie’s point of view,” MacSkimming said. “The novel mainly concerned with his private relationships.” The novel follows the highs and lows of Laurier’s lovers as he rises to fame on the world stage after attending Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee and


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Lanark Highlands elects The lopsided victory for MacPherson in Lanark Highlands (760-vote difference) secured MacPherson’s victory. MacPherson said that one of his goals this term is to set up an early French immersion program at Maple Grove Elementary School in the village of Lanark. “I see myself in a position where I can see myself bringing that forward,” he said. “It’s not like it can’t be done. I think it would be a huge boost to the community up there, maybe more kids would take it, maybe not.” MacPherson said that he is also interested in “cementing relationships” with the surrounding community on the construction of the new Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI). “We’re not going to be able to do it right without the support of the community,” he said. “There are some pretty important features in the old PDCI that we need to replicate.”

2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION # OF VOTES 412 294 1007 1882 293 367 74 409 130 332 312 390 192 262 516 308


Graff said. “It’s not money that leaves the town, it stays in the town.” Graff spent 15 years working in the trucking industry and also ran his own business performing environmental assessments before retiring last winter. Boldt currently works as a sales and operations manager for Top Brass Movers and Storage in Carleton Place. Both Boldt and Graff stressed the importance of attracting small businesses to Perth. “Do I think we can get another 3M or Hershey-like company? I think not,” Boldt said. “But I think there’s lots of opportunity to get small businesses that will employ 10 or 15 people…I think that’s the way of the future.” Graff said that the quality of life in Perth will be a key

factor for attracting small businesses. “We’ve got a great group of volunteers in this town that contribute an awful lot,” he said. “I think that’s a drawing card (quality of life) for new businesses, especially small businesses. Perth is a pretty nice place to raise your kids.” Graff said that he will work hard over this term to support the confidence that people have placed in him. Boldt said that council will be his first priority, but he will continue in his role as long-time announcer for the Perth Jr. B Blue Wings. “This my 13th year,” he said. “Obviously the council comes first, but I get a big charge out that, it’s my way of giving back to the community.”




ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEE Stephen Day 939 (Lanark Highlands Only) William F. (Bill) MacPherson 1699 (Lanark Highlands Only) *Please note these are partial unofficial results for Lanark Highlands only. Full results, once available can be found at

FRENCH SEPARATE SCHOOL TRUSTEE Guy R Lanctot 14 (Lanark Highlands Only) Brigitte L Pilon 30 (Lanark Highlands Only) *Please note these are partial unofficial results for Lanark Highlands only. Full results, once available can be found at

QUESTION ON THE BALLOT Yes 1843 Answer is Binding No 1592 The result of the question is binding and the Township must implement the results of the question between November 8th, 2010 and April 25th, 2011. The first step will be for the newly elected Council to amend the Council Composition By-Law (No. 2000-116) to change the election of the Deputy Mayor to general vote. *for the results of the question to be binding, meaning that the Township must implement the results, a) at least 50% of eligible electors in the municipality must vote on the question(50% of 6,571=3285.5; there were 3435 votes on the question); and b) more than 50% of the votes on the question must be in favour of those results (50% of 3435 = 1717.50; there were 1843 votes in favour)

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The 62-year-old said that one of the toughest challenges this election was the size of the ward. “It’s one of the largest wards geographically in the board,” he said. “Some beautiful countryside, but I logged a lot of miles on my truck…overall it was a positive experience, now we move on to the next four years.”

New councillors ready

Local author Roy MacSkimming poses with his newest book, Laurier in Love, beside his wife’s painting, Firebird, inside the Factory Grind Coffee House in Perth. MacSkimming will be discussing his novels Laurier in Love and Macdonald at the Factory Grind Coffee House on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Andrew Snook photo


OFFICE & NAME Mayor (1 position) Cory L Donaldson Ryta E Dulmage Bob Fletcher Peter M McLaren Councillor – Ward 1 (1 position) Robert McKay Bob Sutcliffe Councillor – Ward 2 (1 position) Kenneth E Crain Derek K Love Councillor – Ward 3 (1 position) Karen Lindop-Beckwith Ken Sinclair Councillor – Ward 4 (1 position) Larry J McPhee Bob Mingie Councillor – Ward 5 (1 position) Bret J Hogue Tom Lalonde Councillor – Ward 6 (1 position) Brian Stewart JoAnne L Wheeler

his experiences during the Boer War. In the end, Laurier must make a decision and break the triangle. MacSkimming will be discussing Laurier in Love and Macdonald at the Factory Grind (1 Sherbrooke St.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

mour, excitement and sadness an “Afro-Celtic-Raggae” twist. The season will conclude surrounding the story of a rewith the Sultans of String on markable friendship. Friday, April 15, 2011. The music is a concoction of Spanish Upcoming PPAC Shoes flamenco, Arabic folk and CuPPAC will present Canadian ban rhythms. R&B artist Jully Black on All shows began at 8 p.m. at the Saturday, Nov. 24. Black is a lead- Mason Theatre at the Perth and ing singing sensation who has District Collegiate Institute and won Juno awards for her 2008 tickets can be purchased through release, the Black Book. Ticketmaster at 613-755-1111 or at The New Year brings another two performances, one being with For more information about Dr. Zoo coming to town March 4, PPAC and this season’s shows, 2011 to showcase his talent with visit its website at

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Sealed Tenders, in clearly marked envelopes, will be received, until 1:30 p.m. local time on Monday, 15 November 2010, by the Township of Lanark Highlands at the Municipal Office at the address indicated below for the following: Provision of Services for the Collection and Processing of Recyclable Materials & Household Waste in Lanark Village. Tender forms may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office. Full project details can be found on the Township website: Tenders will be publicly opened at 1:30, local time, on November 15, 2010 (day of closing) – Council Chambers, Municipal Office at the address indicated below. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Quotations at its sole discretion. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Scott Cameron, Public Works Superintendent 75 George Street, Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239 • F: 613-259-2291 E: • Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk/Deputy CAO at the address indicated above.

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Spoken word in the nation’s capital KATIE MULLIGAN Powerful words have been coming out of Lanark County since poetry began to lift off a few years ago. The Lanark Live Poets Society,

also known as Lanark LiPS, headed downtown Ottawa last week to compete in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, which ran from Oct. 12 to 16. The event, which was hosted in a number of downtown Ottawa venues, featured 18 teams from

across Canada, with two from Ottawa and LiPS from Lanark County. Emily Kwissa, Sarah Bingham , Inez Dekker and Britt PrudenFaraday hail from Carleton Place while team alternate Satinka Schilling is from Tay Valley. Capital Slam, one of Ottawa’s two teams, took the top spot for the second year in a row. “It was amazing,” said Almonte poet Danielle K. L. Grégoire. “They really deserved it.” This is the first time the festival has returned to Ottawa after it was first created in 2004. Grégoire said the pressure was on the hometown teams, particularly Capital Slam, because they won at the 2009 championship. “They really brought it,” she said. While LiPS did not make it past the preliminary rounds, Grégoire said, as usual, the team showed up and gave a strong performance. “They were amazing,” she said. “They did 14 pieces the second night.” The team worked countless

hours throughout the summer to prepare for this year’s festival. “They didn’t make it to the finals but they should have in my opinion,” said Grégoire. Grégoire, who was also the daytime program director at this year’s festival, became heavily involved in the poetry scene in Ottawa when she first moved to the nation’s capital. Since moving to Almonte, she remains involved in Ottawa, but also spends time working with poets and poets-intraining of all ages. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Grégoire had the chance to bring students from R. Tait McKenzie School in Almonte to the introduction to writing poetry workshop for youth, hosted by Ian Keteku. Alex Edwards and Sarah Milligan earned the chance to go to the workshop. They were joined by 10-year-old Dora Tamas. Grégoire said Dora had a great piece about people telling her to write a poem. It began with her teacher, mother, cat, dog and others telling her to write a poem. After all of the encouragement,

she opened her Jones Soda. On the inside of the drink’s cap, it said “write a poem.” The young performer even had the cap with her. “It was phenomenal,” said Grégoire. “The kids had a good time there.” Grégoire also hosted a workshop along with fellow poet and teacher Lara Bozabalian of Toronto. The pair focused on teaching others to bring poetry slams and workshops into schools.

SLAMS The first Monday of each month will feature a poetry slam in Carleton Place at CP Cinemas. Slams will also be planned in Almonte and Perth throughout the next year, but they will be consistently held in Carleton Place in the meantime. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the slams will start at 7 p.m. “If other communities want to have slams, we can come out, hold workshops and hold a slam,” said Grégoire.

Love in a shoe box BY VIVIAN BUCHANAN

Area poet Danielle Gregoire urges people of all ages who have a passion for poetry to hone their craft. Photo by Katie Mulligan

We are beginning our Operation Christmas Child campaign for 2010. Canadian kids, school groups, businesses, churches and civic organizations are needed now to help the world’s largest Christmas project reach out to millions of children that are victims of war, poverty, disease and natural disasters. Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for Canadians to lovingly pack a shoe box filled with personal gifts for a suffering child, to show disadvantaged children around the world that someone still cares for them. In the past decade, war has claimed the lives of more than

two million children, six million children have been permanently disabled or seriously injured, 20 million have been forced to flee their homes, one million have been orphaned or separated from their families and 10 million have been traumatized by war. Conflicts worldwide involve over 300,000 child soldiers under the age of 18 and more than 8,000 children are killed or maimed by landmines every year. Each day, 5,000 children die needlessly from waterborne illnesses. Last year, 640,569 shoe boxes were sent from Canada to more than 16 countries. Ontario contributed 253,072, with 1,262 coming from Perth and the surrounding area.

Gift-filled shoe boxes transcend all barriers — linguistic, cultural, geographical, and political — to give hurting children joy and hope. This year, shoe box gifts will be collected in 13 countries: Canada, Australia, Austria, Germany, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Spain and Hong Kong. While November may be early to start thinking about Christmas, remember that the boxes need to be filled and at the drop-off centre by Monday, Nov. 15 in order for them to reach the children in time for Christmas. For information, call Vivian Buchanan at 613-267-2874.

WELCOME TO PERTH A group of junior high students from Asago, Japan visited Perth the week of Oct. 24 and will be taking part in a student exchange program with The Stewart School. Students from The Stewart School are expected to take a trip to Japan in March 2011. Submitted photo

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Annual Women’s Fair set for this Saturday It’s that time of year again as the 22nd Annual Women’s Fair hosted by Lanark County Interval House is set for Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Carleton Place Arena. This hallmark event is a wonderful celebration of the many women-led businesses in Lanark County and is an amazing opportunity to shop, eat, and attend some of the most informative and entertaining seminars in the area. This year’s panel of expert speakers is sure to offer something for everyone. Back by popular demand, hoarding expert, Elaine Birchall will again offer suggestions and tips for eliminating the clutter that holds us back and gives us insight about why we cling to certain things we may not actually need. Elaine is on at 10:30 a.m. New this year is “Hot Flash Fitness” with personal fitness instructor, Jennifer Hicks. This is a dynamic and educational seminar developed to help women to be “proactive” and “positive” about their changing bodies and Thomas the Tank Engine, aka Mason Craig, gets a lift from an health. Be sure to attend this 11:30 instructor during Perth Figure Sakting’s Saturday Halloween dress-up. a.m. presentation. Children were encouraged to wear their costumes onto the ice for At 12:30 guests can learn all their weekly skating lesson. Nevil Hunt photo about wills and estate planning


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A new no-cost dental program is now available in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, which will help ensure that eligible kids can establish and maintain good oral health. Accessing dental care for children can be a challenge for some Ontario families, particularly for those families without dental benefit coverage. The new Healthy Smiles Ontario program will ensure that kids can have regular visits with a dentist or dental hygienist. “Every child deserves a healthy smile,” stated Dr. Paula Stewart, medical officer of health for the health unit. “This preventive dental program will provide much needed services to those families who have previously had nowhere to turn. We are thrilled to be part of it.” This program is anticipated to benefit more than 2,000 kids in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties. Oral health diseases are more prevalent among people with limited or no access to dental services, and children are the most vulnerable. By making regular trips to a dentist or dental hygienist, kids will be able to prevent cavities and other dental problems that can contribute to diseases later in life. The program will give kids access to services like check-ups, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, scaling and more. Administered by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, the program will provide preventive dental care at no cost to kids who: • Are 17 years of age and under. • Are members of a household with an adjusted family net income of $20,000 per year or less. • Don’t have access to any form of dental coverage. The health unit is partnering with local dentists and dental hygienist, the North Lanark Community Health Centre, Country Road Community Health Centre, Smiths Falls Community Health Centre and other groups to ensure that clients receive the best care possible under this new program. The Healthy Smiles Ontario program is part of the province’s Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce the number of children living in poverty by 25 per cent over five years, and supports the fiveyear Open Ontario Plan to provide more access to health care services. Find out more by visiting or calling the health unit at 1-800-660-5853 or 613-3455685. Submitted by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

with lawyer, Jeanette Mather. She explains in plain language how you can protect your assets for your loved ones, and plan for your property and personal care should you become unable to care for yourself. This is information that everyone can and will use. One of last year’s most appreciated seminars is back again at 1:30 p.m., “Everyday survival strategies with children” with Jackie, the child and youth program coordinator for Lanark County Interval House. All parents struggle sometimes when their children are experiencing difficulties or their own life’s pressures get too big, and Jackie offers real-life tips to smooth over the rough patches. For the first time at the Women’s Fair, Samantha Klinck of Funny Duck Farms, a certified organic local farm, will educate and empower women to use everyday herbs to improve their overall health, the natural way. Learn about uses, recipes and what you can do to live healthy and naturally. Samantha will be the last presenter of the day at 2:30 p.m. The best thing about all of

these seminars; they’re all free. Admission to the Women’s Fair is free as well and there will be amazing prizes, a phenomenal silent auction, unique shopping opportunities, psychic readings and so much more. The first 140 guests will receive a free re-useable tote bag with all kinds of promotional goodies for local businesses and services so be sure to come early. Doors are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds from this event go directly to fund the important work of Lanark County Interval House as they serve the needs of women and children in our community. Lanark County Interval House provides extensive support for children, youth and women who experience abuse and can refer men to the appropriate resources. All the services are free and confidential and you do not need to be a resident of the shelter to access the services. LCIH also provides shelter and support for women and their children who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse. Call 613-257-5960 or 1-800267-7946 24 hours a day for any of our services.

Build a mountain of food BY ANDREW SNOOK The annual Build a Mountain of Food campaign has kicked off to support food banks throughout the Rideau Lakes Region. The food drive will take place on various dates throughout November and December at a dozen different participating locations. Town and Country Chrysler will bring a 2010 Dodge Caravan to each scheduled store and fill the van with food. This year, the food drive will include Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Westport, Portland, Delta, Merrickville, Athens and Elgin. Hugh Colton, community events co-

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ordinator for Town and Country Chrysler, said that last year’s food drive raised more than 20,000 pounds of food and $16,000 in cash and donations. This year’s event is sponsored by Town and Country Chrysler and Lake 88.1 Radio. The dates for the food drive are as follows: • Saturday, Nov. 13: (Carleton Place - Lanark County Food Bank) Your Independent Grocer, Price Chopper and Giant Tiger (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) • Saturday, Nov. 20: (Perth – Perth and District Food Bank) Brownlee’s Metro, Barnaby’s Independent Grocer and Food Smiths (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) • Saturday, Nov. 27 (Smiths Falls Community Food Bank) Andress’ In-



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dependent Grocer, Food Basics, National Grocers, Cash and Carry and Garden Market (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) • Saturday, Dec. 4: (Westport and Elgin food banks) Kudrinko’s Country Grocer (Westport – 1 to 4 p.m.) Gordonaire’s Freshmart (Elgin – 1 to 4 p.m.) • Saturday, Dec. 11: (Portland and Merrickville food banks) Foodtown Grocer (Portland – 9 a.m. to noon) Downtown (Merrickville – 1 to 4 p.m.) • Saturday, Dec. 18: (Athens and Delta food banks) Foodtown (Athens – 9 a.m. to noon) Delta Country Market (1 to 4 p.m.) For information, contact Hugh Colton at 613-283-7555 or email hcolton@

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We are looking for outstanding young farmers to represent Ontario


ominations are now open for the 2011 Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program. Nominees may be individuals, partners or couples who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming and are under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1 in the year of competition. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the OOYF website at and must be received by Dec. 15, 2010. Celebrating its 31st year, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ program is an annual competition to recognize young farmers who exemplify excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution of agriculture, and rural Canada.

NOMINATION CRITERIA Demonstrating leadership in the agriculture industry, nominees are judged according to the following criteria: • Progress made in their agriculture career. • Environmental and safety practices. • Crop and livestock production history. • Financial and management practices. • Contributions to the well-being of their community, province, nation. The 2011 winner will be selected at the Ontario regional event being held at the Ajaz Convention Centre from March 11-13. They will then represent Ontario at the National Awards Program, to be held in Manitoba next November. The national competition is sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer Crop Science, CIBC and John Deere.

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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! FUnfortunately, no one correctly identified last week’s local landmark, the Asbury Free Methodist Church. This week’s landmark makes it home on a farm.


A new building is exactly what food bank needs Dear Editor: It came to my attention recently that some residents of our community have questioned the decision of the board of the Perth & District Food Bank to purchase a building that will house its operations when the current lease expires in April 2011. The suggestion is that we should be buying food, not a building. I want the community to know that buying nourishing food for our clients is our first priority. Like all food banks, we do need a home for our services. Purchasing a building was a business decision made in the long term best interests of the Food Bank. Our current rent is high, and it is one of the largest expenses in our operating budget. By purchasing a property the annual occupancy costs will be reduced very significantly; in fact savings will amount to approximately 65% of current costs. Furthermore, The Food Bank will have security of tenure and it will allow it to expand the services it currently provides. There is no federal or provincial support for food banks. We rely primarily on community support. The Food Bank fundraises on its own through the Harvest Campaign and we are fortunate that the community supports us in other ways as well. In the past few years we have received some unusually large donations such as the Polar Bear Plunge, an unsolicited grant from the County, and some significant individual dona-

tions. This meant that we had a budget surplus available to invest in a down payment for the new building. I want to emphasize that the decision to go forward with the purchase was endorsed unanimously by the board and by its members at a special meeting held for that purpose. There was not one objection. The Food Bank is a registered charity, and our annual financial statements are prepared by a chartered accountant and are available on line at the Canada Revenue Agency website or upon request by calling the Food Bank at 613-267-6428. I sincerely hope that this letter encourages the generous people of Perth and District to contribute to this year’s Harvest Campaign currently underway. Let me also say that we could not do what we do without your financial support, the many volunteer hours of so many people in this community, and the contributions from schools, churches, service clubs, and local businesses throughout the year. Thank you, and continue helping. If you have any questions, please email the Food Bank at or call us at 613-267-6428 or visit our website at Ted Miller Chair, Perth & District Food Bank

Reader rebuttal lacking facts

Dear Editor: Mr. Paul Waite wrote in The Courier on Oct, 14 that the town spent several thousand dollars on a trip to Scotland. The following week Mr. Doug Smith called this, “alarming information and irresponsible gossip,” criticizing the editor for publishing it. “GOSSIP?” On the contrary, the town published its travel


Honourable Malcolm Cameron Member of the Baldwin-La Fontaine cabinet, leader of the Clear Grit Movement, champion of temperance and founder of the Courier.

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budget of several thousand dollars in its council minutes and in The Courier for all to see, all that is except Mr. Smith. Before insulting a contributor who has genuine fact-based concerns, Mr. Smith should provide a fact-based rebuttal. David Kirkbright RR5 Perth

You’re looking at a poster girl

am the poster girl for worklife balance. Oh, yeah. Didn’ t you know? It’s the same sort of deal as that really ugly guy (I think it was a guy – I can’t be sure) who was on the poster for smoking when I was in high school. The poster was in study hall, which gave us “minor niners” lots of time to stare at it during spares. It featured possibly the world’s ugliest person – scary hair, sunken eyes, wrinkles – with a cigarette dangling from his lips. The text on the poster read: “Smoking is so glamorous.” (That poster taught us about irony, too.) Well, here it is 2010 and I don’t smoke. Yay! The poster worked! Given the obvious success of that poster, perhaps I should express my gratitude by making it my life’s work to help other folks to avoid my work-life balance plight. I should pose for a poster to convince people they don’t want to end up like me. So let’s imagine it. Well, there I’d be – with my typically scary hair, sunken eyes (bloodshot and with dark circles, too), wrinkled brow/worry frown and with a chewed pen dangling from my lips. And, possibly, there would be a mouse cord around my neck and a sheath of papers trailing behind me. The text on the poster would read, “Working all the time is so glamorous.” Possibly in the background of this poster you would see two little blurs to represent my kids and their fleeting childhoods. The thing is, I like to be busy. In fact, I sometimes don’t know what to do with myself if I’m not busy.


GRAY Past Deadline That’s probably not such a good thing, though, and there are definitely limits to busyness. In my world that’s when I run into those work-life balance issues – when I don’t know how to turn off the work part and enjoy the life part. I know lots of people who are so busy it makes my head spin. They have two or three jobs that carry a lot of responsibility, not to mention having spouses and children and lives beyond that. Sometimes those people even go out and have fun! I suspect they either a) only sleep once a week or b) are robots. Maybe the whole thing comes down to the definition of busy. There is actually a fairly long list of definitions for this word in the dictionary – enough to keep one occupied for a good long time, or at least for many, many seconds. First off, it is defined as being “occupied in work etc. with the attention concentrated.” Makes

sense. I’m curious to know what the “etc.” is, though. Busy can also be defined as “full of activity,” “having heavy traffic” and “excess of detail.” Then we get into “employed continuously; unresting,” which seems to hit the nail on the head for me. I’ve been feeling a tad unrested lately. Okay. I know that I’m taking that last definition just a little too literally. “Employed” doesn’t necessarily mean “paid to do work,” it can just mean, well, busy doing something (“occupied in work, etc. with the attention concentrated,” perhaps?). And “unresting” doesn’t necessarily mean you never get any sleep – it could just refer to doing anything that isn’t sleeping. So, I guess this means I could be busy, say, reading a book. Or going for a run (yeah, ’cause that’s been going really well) or having a bubble bath or playing with the children or going out with friends or eating brownies. Whoa. I could be busy having fun! So it would seem the possibilities for being busy are endless and they don’t have to be exhausting. (We’ll just ignore the whole “who has time for fun” aspect of this issue for the moment so we don’t spoil the fantasy.) You know, with that kind of busy, I truly should strive to be the poster girl for work-life balance. I might even like it. I could feed my need to be occupied without having to be a robot. So the picture on the poster would morph into me with great hair, sparkly eyes, wrinkle-free skin – with a brownie hanging from my mouth. Yeah, I don’t believe it either. Except maybe the brownie part.

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Fundraising through fiddlin’

Anyone looking for a fun night of fiddling for a good cause should check out Farrell Hall (186 Gore St. E) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Two-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion Scott Woods will be playing a fundraising concert with all the proceeds going towards ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. Woods is also a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, three-time winner of the Canadian Novelty Fiddle Championship, threetime winner of the Canadian Duet Fiddle Championship and Canadian Fiddle Entertainer of the Year. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Shadowfax (47 Foster St.), The Wordsmith (22 Bedford St., Westport), Bahm Kiosk (Country Fair Mall, Smiths Falls). Tickets can also be purchased by calling 613273-7505 or by emailing scottwoodsconcertperth@

Society needs your votes


Several members of the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club spent the day selling pumpkins and collecting bottles at Home Hardware on Saturday, Sept. 25. The money collected from the pumpkins and returned bottles will go towards helping fund swimmers’ trips to high-end meets. Front: Koby Mitchell, Kai Plant, Connor Plant, Sarah Bell. Back: Dakota Plant and Enid Martin. Andrew Snook photo

The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County is in the running for a $10,000 grant from Pepsi to fund its First Link Education Series. Visit www.refresheverything. ca/alzheimersocietyoflanark to learn about the First Link Education Series and vote.

Jordanaires, D.J. Fontana, and Donna Presley Early. Daylin has toured with several award winning shows, including Las Vegas’ Legends in Concert, Stars in Concert and Superstars Live. Be prepared to experience some flashbacks and relive memories of the King. For more information, call 1-877-609-KIDZ (5439) or order tickets online by visiting www. Tickets are $25 each.


Scottish exhibition

SNOOK Private “I” The voting period is from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. The top three ideas will win grants. The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County currently sits in ninth place.

Elvis sighting at Farrell Hall All you Elvis Presley fans can slip on your blue suede shoes for a good cause on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at Farrell Hall. The Comeback King, Daylin James, will be performing an Elvis Presley tribute concert in support of Child Find Ontario. James has been performing as Presley professionally since 1996. He was voted and dubbed the Canadian National and International Elvis Tribute Artist Grand Champion by the

Drop by the Perth Museum (80 Gore St. E.) to catch a peek at the Scottish Kist (or Immigrants Chest) during the museum’s Our Community, Our Heritage, Our Connection exhibit currently on display. The travelling exhibit is making its final Canadian appearance at the museum before returning to the National Museum of Scotland at the end of the year. In conjunction with this early settler’s chest, the Museum features a look at early life in the Canadian wilderness and how Perth, Scotland and Perth, Canada look today. Drop by the museum to take a look at the new exhibit and the souvenirs which will make great gifts for the holiday season. For info, contact Karen Rennie at 613-267-1947 or krennie@, or visit

Municipal Connection

been completed. Curbs and sidewalks are mostly complete on the both sides of Wilson Street from Highway 7 to Foster Street. The roadside catch basins and street light infrastructure have been installed in various locations throughout both contracts. Two base lifts of asphalt have been installed from Highway 7 to north of Sunset Boulevard and between Isabella and North Street. Granular material for the roadway is mostly complete from Isabella to Sunset Boulevard. Enbridge Gas installations are all complete between Highway 7 and North Street. Street light electrical duct and bases are complete between Sunset Boulevard to Highway 7. New Perth Tourism Initiative

The Town of Perth, in partnership with the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area, will purchase a Through-Glass Touch Screen Unit that will be located in the downtown core for tourists and local residents to find out about dining, shopping, local festivals, events and other activities happening in Perth and district. The unit will feature the Chamber of Commerce website and will provide information to visitors and local residents. The unit is funded by a grant received from Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation in conjunction with the Eastern Ontario Development Program. The partners are working together to make sure our town remains competitive in the 21st century. This project will be up and running by the end of 2010 so keep your eyes wide open to see what’s new in Perth.

Your Water Bill is Changing

In the first few months of 2011, the Town will implement some important changes in how it bills residential water users. Commercial, industrial and institutional meters will continue to be read and billed monthly; however there will be an adjustment bill in order to reduce the lag time between the reading date and billing date. These changes are designed to make the billing system easier to understand and more effective for water users. Under the new system, all residential water users will have their meters read every second month and billed based on actual water consumption. This will reduce the number of water billings from the current 12 per year to 6 per year and also eliminate the inconsistencies associated with billings based on estimated readings. Finally, the new system will reduce the billing lag of between 5-6 weeks on the consumption portion of the bill and one month on the service delivery portion of the bill. Under the new system, the billing lag will be substantially reduced. The first residential bill after the implementation of the new system will include a one-time only adjustment which will show in the water consumption portion of the bill. The adjustment amount will depend on when the last actual reading took place. This adjustment is a reconciliation of costs already incurred by the user (but not yet billed) and not an additional or new cost. Benefits of the new system: all bills will be actual reads; more timely information to users and a reduction in the number of bills from 12 to six per year. Questions about the new system should be directed to Lang Britchford, A/Director of Corporate Services at 613-267-3311 Extension 2223.

Change your clocks, change your batteries

The Perth Fire Department wants to remind everyone that only working smoke alarms save lives. The ending of Daylight Savings Time serves as a perfect reminder for us all to change the batteries in our smoke alarms. This weekend, when you change your clocks, make sure that you change the batteries in your smoke alarms. For more information contact the Perth Fire Department at 613-267-5574.

Fall Leaf Pick-Up

Environmental Services will again arrange for a fall curbside leaf pickup. It’s anticipated the leaf pick-up will occur around midNovember. Please check this space next week for details as we have them.


As part of the on-going fire prevention initiative, the Perth Fire Department and the Drummond Tay Valley Fire & Rescue, held a contest for the six local elementary schools during Fire Prevention Week. Three winners were drawn from each school. First place winners and a guest were taken to McDonald’s on Dufferin Street where they received a free lunch courtesy of McDonald’s. Gift cards donated by the two fire departments were also given out for $75, $50 and $25 for Home Hardware or Canadian Tire to the first, second and third place winners respectively. Pictured are the first place winners with guests, fire department personnel and McDonald’s staff.

Overnight Winter Parking Restrictions

The Town of Perth enforces overnight parking restrictions to ensure the most efficient snow removal by Environmental Services staff. Winter parking restriction signs are erected at all entrances to the Town. By-law #3961 (as amended) states that “…no person shall park a vehicle between 0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) during the period from November 20 to March 31 inclusive upon any highway or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the Town of Perth…” and further states that “…no person shall park a vehicle between the hours of 0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) in any public parking lot except for vehicles parked in designated areas displaying valid parking permits as described in Part IV(3).” Parking lot permits may be purchased at Town Hall. Vehicles parked in contravention may be ticketed and towed.

Membership on Committees of the Council – 2011–2014 Term

The Town of Perth invites citizen members to apply to serve on various Committees of the Council for the term 2011-2014. To qualify, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, a resident or taxpayer of Perth, unless otherwise stated in the associated Terms of Reference, located on the Town’s website at Interested applicants are asked to complete and submit an “Application to Serve on a Committee of the Council of the Town of Perth”, (located on the Town’s website) to the Town Clerk at Town Hall, 80 Gore St. East in Perth. Applications will be accepted from November 4th up to and including November 26th, 2010. All applications received will be reviewed by the Striking Committee and recommendations will be made to Council for the appointment of members at the first regular Council meeting on January 11, 2011. Listed below are the Committees of the Council seeking citizen membership: • Perth Municipal Water & Sewer Committee • Planning Advisory Committee • Committee of Adjustment and Property Standards Committee • Traffic and Parking Advisory Panel • Recreation Advisory Panel • Heritage Management Advisory Panel • Perth Museum Advisory Panel • Municipal Heritage Advisory Panel (formerly LACAC) • 200th Anniversary Advisory Panel • Inge-Va Advisory Panel • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) Note: The qualifications required and terms for each of the Committees of the Council listed above can be found in the associated Terms

of Reference located on the Town’s website at As a result of the limited number of citizen members required in each Committee/Advisory Panel, all applications shall be kept on file for the term of Council. Those applicants not appointed in the initial process will be considered first in the event of a vacancy. For further information, please contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311.

Wilson Street West Reconstruction Update

The mainline water, sanitary, and storm sewer installations have been completed for the entire stretch of Wilson Street. Water main testing has also

Upcoming Works (next 2 weeks) Downtown Core • Granular road base between Leslie Street and Sunset Boulevard to be completed November 1, 2010; • Asphalt (2 base lifts) for roadway between Leslie Street and Sunset Boulevard is scheduled for the week of November 1st; • All iron works and asphalt top course will follow during the week of November 8th; • Traffic signals, loops, and poles to be installed the week of November 8th. North Contract • Curbs and sidewalk to be completed the week of November 1, 2010; • Concrete centre islands to be installed, north of the CPR tracks and south of Highway 7, during the week of November 1st; • Traffic signals, loops and poles to be installed during the week of November 1st; • Asphalt top course, and all driveways to be completed during the week of November 8th; • Landscaping to be done following the completion of asphalt. Road Closure / Opening Road to all Traffic Northbound lane closures on Wilson Street will remain in effect from Isabella Street to Highway 7 while works continue to be carried out. There will be some temporary disruptions at side streets, entrances, and driveways from Highway 7 to North Street due to curb and sidewalk installations and asphalt installations.

Town of Perth Infrastructure Master Plan Notice of Study Commencement The Town of Perth has initiated an Infrastructure Master Plan for the development area North of Highway 7 and East of County Road 511. The Master Plan will identify the preferred option for efficiently developing and servicing the area, including roads, water, sanitary sewers and stormwater management. The Master Plan will be based on the land uses permitted through Official Plan Amendment Number 10, which was approved in 2009 and implements the Town’s Secondary Plan Study. Both OPA # 10 and the Secondary Plan Final Report are available on the Town of Perth’s website (

If you require additional information related to the study or wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact: Eric Cosens, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E. Perth, ON K7H 1H9

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The proposed Master Plan will be completed following Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA), as set out in the Municipal Information related to this Study will be collected in Engineer’s Association (MEA) Municipal Class accordance with the Freedom of Information and Environmental Assessment (EA) document (October Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of 2000, as amended in 2007). Through the Class EA personal information, all comments received will process, the Town will assess the problems and become part of the public record. opportunities for addressing the development and Town of Perth Infrastructure Master Plan Study Area Map servicing needs in the study area, evaluate a range of alternative solutions and select the preferred servicing strategy. There is an opportunity at any time during this process for interested persons to review outstanding issues and bring concerns to the attention of the Project Managers. A Public Infor-mation Centre (PIC) will be held in the winter to obtain feedback on the study and provide information on the progress. A separate notice, indicating the date and location of the PIC will be published and sent to the study mailing list.

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Something went bump in the night!


omething went bump in the night last Wednesday, and nobody in the area seems to know exactly what it was. Residents throughout Perth and as far away as Mountain Grove, Lanark and Westport reported hearing a noise similar to an explosion and which has also been described as a thump or muffled bang. The incident took place about 10:30 p.m., and some residents reported seeing a bright light following the “explosion.” “There was definitely a light that seemed to travel upwards,” stated one Perth resident. Over the last several days, the Courier has contacted a number of individuals, police forces and government agencies trying to discover the source of this phenomenon, but no one can explain this strange occurrence.

Lt. Michael Considine of National Defence Headquarters stated there was no aircraft activity in this area that might constitute a sonic boom or similar noise last Wednesday night. The Perth Police and the Perth OPP were also contacted, and although several members of the staff had heard about the strange noise, they had no idea what caused the so-called explosion. Environment Canada, National Research Council and the government weather office were also contacted and, again, no one had any answers. Doug Norman, of Bennett Lake, also heard the noise, and he described it as similar to a dynamite explosion. “The ‘explosion’ rocked the house, but the vibrations were not like an earthquake,” he said.

The incident remains a mystery, but hopefully in the not-toodistant future, the resident of Lanark County might discover what went bump in the night last Wednesday.

The plant is initially expected to create 14 new jobs and more than 50 indirect jobs. Steep Rock president Tim Wood said the plant could expand in the future, creating more jobs.

New $13 million plant for Steep Rock

Public packs council chambers

Federal, provincial and municipal officials took part in a plaqueunveiling ceremony at Steep Rock Calcite last week to mark construction of a new $13 million plant. Officials gathered at the Bathurst Township site on Thursday, where Steep Rock Resources and Combustion Engineering-Superheater will embark on a joint venture project. Development of the plant actually started in August and should be completed by the fall of 1986.

One of the largest delegations in the recent history of Perth — about 100 people — jammed the town council chamber last week to protest the proposed widening of Drummond Street. The town wants to widen the street four feet, from 24 feet to 28 feet, in order to bring the road up to minimum provincial standards. The town has offered to consider removing commercial truck traffic from the street if the residents go along with the widening. With the proposed widening of four feet, said Coun. John McLenaghan, trees along the street would not be touched. “It’s our bottom line,” said McLenaghan about the proposed width increase. “We have no room to move, it’s simply not in the cards.” Midway through his speech to the large crowd, McLenaghan attacked the local press and blamed a perceived “communications problem” between council and the public on the media. The emotionally charged meeting began with the chairman of the Drummond Street Committee, Steve Cross, saying the group is “vehemently opposed” to the proposed widening. Cross said the street residents wanted council to pass a motion to maintain the existing street width, action on a bypass route around the town, a ban on commercial traffic over one tonne on the street and consider more stop signs on Drummond Street. Cross also said the group was “non-negotiable” on the question of widening the street. “I take exception to Mr. Cross’ approach,” commented McLenaghan, and said the works committee had dealt with the Drummond committee fairly and reasonably at a prior meeting. “Events to this point of time have been blown way out of proportion,” said McLenaghan, who added that a four-foot widening of the street would improve the

50 years ago

Pranksters knock down signs


erth Police report that 65 stop signs were knocked down during Halloween night throughout the town, but no extensive damage was caused, with the exception of a car fire about 10:30 p.m. A car, which had been parked on Gore Street near the D’Arcy Street intersection for the past week with flat tires, provided some excitement when three youths threw some dry leaves onto the front seat and then set them on fire. Citizens in the neighbourhood noticed the blaze and turned in an alarm to Bob Sargeant, and Fire Chief George Graham and Deputy Chief Eric Nixon were dispatched to the scene and extinguished the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

Parade and treats enjoyed The youngsters were well taken care of by the Lions club. A parade got underway at the IGA Wilson Street store about seven o’clock and, headed by the Perth Canadian Legion Sea Scout Trumpet Band, marched to the rink, where treats were handed out to the children. Every conceivable costume that could be gathered up was worn by the children. Over 200 were in attendance at the James’ Recreation Centre, where a panel of judges had a difficult time in choosing the prize winners.

Reeve claims South Elmsley facing cattle rustlers South Elmsley, a township plagued by dogs killing a large number of sheep last summer, is now allegedly faced with the problem of cattle rustlers, according to Reeve Ed Purcell. Mr. Purcell said he lost a one-

year-old Holstein calf to rustlers Friday night. Mr. Purcell said the calf had been driven out of his pasture and then butchered on a nearby concession road. The reeve claimed cattle had been rustled in the area last year and warned district farmers to be on the lookout.

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24, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Morden Girdwood of Perth, a daughter. Hawley - At the GWM Hospital, on Oct. 31, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Garry Hawley of Sharbot Lake, a son. Hendy - At the GWM Hospital, on Oct. 27, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hendy of Perth, a son.


Faulkinham - At Kirkland Lake Hospital, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 1960, Myrtle Deretta Matthie, beloved wife of Lydge Faulkinham, in her 64th year. Fournier - At the GWM Hospital, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1960, Stewart M. Fournier, dear son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fournier, in his 43rd year. Kennedy - At her home, Snow Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1960, Isabella Barr, beloved wife of the late Charles Kennedy, in her 93rd year.

The director of manufacturing, Brown Shoe Company of Canada Ltd., Mr. James O. Baughter, recently announced the closing down of the Scott Shoe Company Ltd., in Galt. The Brown Shoe Co. has completed the building of a modern, one-storey plant on Sunset Boulevard in Perth, where production got underway last Monday. The shoes that were manufactured in Galt will now be produced in Perth, thereby enabling the company to consolidate its opMARRIED erations to better advantage. Mather-Rowe - At Calvary United Church chapel, London, Ont., BORN Ashby - At the GWM Hospital, on on Sept. 15, 1960, Joyce Kathleen, Oct. 31, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Mor- only daughter of Mrs. Frank Rowe and the late Mr. Rowe, to ris Ashby of Fallbrook, a son. Avery - At the GWM Hospital, Ralph Douglas, eldest son of Mr. on Oct. 28, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Harold D. Mather of Kenneth Avery of RR 2, Maberly, Lanark. The preceding was originally a daughter. published in The Perth Courier of Byrne - At the GWM Hospital, on Oct. 28, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Rob- Oct. 30, 1985 as the “25 years ago” news. ert Byrne of Perth, a daughter. Crosbie - At the GWM Hospital, on Oct. 28, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Crosbie of RR 7, Perth, a son. Girdwood - At To the voters of Perth the GWM Hospital, on Oct. who gave me such



overwhelming support on election day. Thanks also to all those who so willingly helped me in my election campaign, my friends old and new.


I am committed to serving you, the residents of Perth.

Judy Brown

street “for the use of all taxpayers.” McLenaghan noted that “confrontation is going to accomplish absolutely nothing.” A fourfoot widening would be a “prudent width” for Drummond Street, he added. Cross described the works committee as “dug in” on the question of width and said maintaining Drummond Street is “integral to the heritage aspects of the town.” He added that the Drummond Street Committee has no problem with the town plan to install new services under Drummond Street. The municipality, in a two-phase program, plans to install new sewers, and the PUC will install new watermains from North Street to Daines Place.


McGregor - At the GWM Hospital, on Oct. 17, 1985, to Jim and Pam McGregor, a daughter, Kathryn Emma (Kate). McParland - On Oct. 17, 1985, to Mike and Lori McParland, a daughter, Amanda Catherine. Pennett - On Oct. 16, 1985, to Karl and Diane (nee North) Pennett, a daughter, Laura Dawn. Procter - At Kingston General Hospital, on Oct. 8, 1985, to Mike and Wendy (nee Wilson) Procter, twin daughters, Rebecca Michelle and Katrina Margaret. Tyrrell - On Oct. 18, 1985, to Derek and Hilary Tyrrell, a daughter, Gillian Rebecca.


Baird - In hospital, Perth, on Monday, Oct. 21, 1985, Margaret Stead, in her 93rd year. Edwards - At Perth, on Friday, Oct. 25, 1985, Wilma A.L. Wurtele, in her 94th year, mother of Moyle (Mrs. R.E. Cooper) of Perth, Banner of Etobicoke and Mariam (Mrs. G.W. Hedderson) of Burlington. Maher - In hospital, Kingston, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 1985, Francis John (Frank) Maher, Q.C., beloved husband of Catherine MacDonald. Walroth - At Lanark Lodge, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 1985, Mary Evelyn Florence McKerracher, in her 83rd year, beloved wife of Ralph E. Walroth. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Oct. 30, 1985 issue of The Perth Courier.

TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN OF PERTH You are all entitled to congratulations for your participation in the recent election for those persons whom you wished to be your town council representatives for the next four years. As one of the “also rans,” may I offer my sincere thanks to those persons who did consider me as a candidate. During my time on council, I have always endeavoured to put forth my best efforts on behalf of the complete community, with common sense, consideration and logic in all the discussions that are part and parcel of the duties of a council member, to ensure that good and reasonable decisions are made. No matter what the result of the election has been – the sun has always shone for me, and will continue to do so, and it is not the end of the world for my participation in the events of the town. I can look back on some 68 years of service to Canada (through the military), to Ontario (through the courts), and to the town (through municipal tenure) with the gratification that I participated to some degree in the endeavour to adhere to a motto of my military regiment, namely “Pro Patria” (for the Country) and also in some small way helped to achieve the town motto “Aged to Perfection.” Sincerely, Eric H. Devlin 423531

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Jory Nash to perform on Nov. 6

Skies Music Festival that had the whole crowd singing joyfully along to his renditions of songs by Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and others. Join the Dorner-Sullivan family in welcoming Nash back to the area on Saturday, Nov. 6 by reserving tickets by telephone at 613-268-2376 or by email at Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Submitted by Danny Sullivan of Shakey Acres.

75TH ANNIVERSARY Randy Weber (left) plays the part of Rev. Robert Burgess, with Marg Pinkerton, who is playing the role of a Perth Courier staff member, during a sketch re-creating the early days of the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. The sketch was part of Saturday’s celebration of the church’s 75th anniversary in Perth. On hand for the evening were current pastor Lewis Massarelli and former pastors Doug Stiller, Andrew Bauer, Lindsay Stevenson, Nathaniel Vaters and Ronald Peacock. Nevil Hunt photo My name is Paul and I don’t have to worry about where my next meal is coming from. By giving monthly to the Perth and District Food Bank I am helping to keep our community fed AND I get

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The Incident At Shakey Acres house concert series will end its 2010 season with a flourish, hosting Jory Nash on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Nash is one of Canada’s best and most prolific young singersongwriters, with six critically acclaimed albums in the past 12 years. Danny Sullivan, whose family hosts the house concert series in their home near Bennett Lake, said that they first came across Nash at a tribute concert to Gordon Lightfoot in Ottawa. “There were a lot of big names on the bill that night, but the performer who really stood out for us was Jory Nash,” Sullivan said. It turned out that Nash was one of the organizers of “The Way We Feel” tribute, which has since become an annual event. The last two years, Lightfoot himself has turned up to the show and picked up a guitar to sing one or two of his songs. This is only a small accomplishment on Nash’s resumé. Nash’s work is a blend of influences, earning comparisons to Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and others, with elements of folk, jazz, blues, soul and pop, creating an original stew of sound. His songs have a unique charm of their own, but Nash doesn’t hesitate to pay tribute to his heroes, recording covers of songs from the likes of Woody Guthrie and Nat King Cole. His version of Smokey Robinson’s “Tracks of My Tears” was named by Stuart McLean of CBC Radio’s Vinyl Café as one of the best cover songs of all time. Nash’s 2009 release, New Blue Day, was awarded Album of the Year by Penguin Eggs (Canada’s

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PCC tackles Sweeney Todd

The Perth Community Choir’s fall production for 2010 is a step into new territory for the 29-yearold community theatre. It’s also stepping back into the group’s early history. Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, one of the most-honoured musicals in Broadway history, is an extreme challenge for any group, both musically and dramatically. Winner of nine Tony awards, including Best Musical of 1979 and Best Revival of a Musical in 2006, the “musical thriller” has achieved legendary status both for the complexity of Stephen Sondheim’s musical score and lyrics and for the dramatic depth of its beautifully dark “Grand Guignol” story. It’s the tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber wrongfully convicted and transported to Australia in the 1800s who returns to London to seek revenge on the wrongdoers, and of Mrs. Lovett, the happily amoral pie-shop owner who provides him with a unique way of achieving it. Turned into a movie by director Tim Burton a few years back, the stage show has proven itself, time after time, to be a true masterpiece of American musical theatre. The show is constantly surprising, genuinely comic and deeply dramatic, and always filled with some of the most remarkable music ever written for the stage. Although composer/lyricist Sond-heim won a Pulitzer Prize a few years later for Sunday in the Park with George, it is generally recognized that Sweeney Todd is his true master work, with the show in constant revival, on professional and community stages, both as a piece of musical theatre and even as an opera. For the Perth Community Choir’s production, director Janice Jacklin has gone back to Sondheim’s early vision for the

show: a simply-staged, bare-bones musical that concentrates fully on the performances, the music and the drama. The 12-piece orchestra, directed by Brad Mills, will move from the pit onto the stage, with action of the show happening between, around and perhaps even on top of them! Mills, a professional organist, will conduct from the keyboard of a Wurlitzer concert organ which will occupy the pit normally filled with musicians. It’s the reunion of Jacklin and Mills that is a step back into the Perth Community Choir’s early days. In 1980, Mills brought a Queen’s University production of the musical Godspell to Perth, a musical that featured Jacklin (then Janice Perry). A year later, the two were both working as teachers in the Perth region and, finding a void in the local music scene,

worked together to mount the first production by the Perth Community Choir, in the thenundeveloped auditorium at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Since then, the PCC has mounted a major musical each fall in the high school, helping to develop the facility to the point where it is now the best-equipped theatre in the region. Counting Godspell, Mills and Jacklin consider this fall’s production to be their 30th-anniversary show. Of course, the show makes great demands on its cast, and a strong group of performers is needed to meet those demands. The PCC’s cast of about 30 are stepping up to the challenge, working their way through the maze of counterpoint, layered vocal lines and five- and even six-part harmony of the show’s score.

The principals include PCC newcomer Stephen Morgenstern as the street waif Tobias; Janice Reid (the witch in Orion Theatre Company’s Into The Woods) as the mad beggar woman; Scott Somerville (PCC’s Guys and Dolls) as pseudo-Italian Pirelli; Ron Cosens (BarnDoor Productions’ The Chimes) as nefarious Beadle Bamford; Gary King (Orpheus Operatic Society, Ottawa Choral Society, BarnDoor Productions) as the menacing Judge Turpin; Chris Angel (BDP’s A Night In The Theatre) as earnest Anthony Hope; and Kristen Widenmaier (PCC’s Ruddigore) as the innocent Johanna. The show’s two leading roles, Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd, each in about a dozen musical numbers, are challenging not only musically and dramatically, but also from the standpoint of sheer stamina.

Nicola Oddy, well known regionally as a singer but in her first major stage role in a number of years, takes on Mrs. Lovett, whose pie shop is the scene of the dark doings in the play, while David Jacklin, producing director of Perth’s BarnDoor Productions, plays Sweeney Todd, intent on revenge at any cost. Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will run Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Mason Theatre, Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Tickets are available at Tickets Please ( (39 Foster St. at Jo’s Clothes), or call 613-485-6434. Tickets are $22. This show is an intense drama dealing with adult themes and is not recommended for smaller children. Submitted by the Perth Community Choir.


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I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all who came to join in the party to celebrate my 75th birthday. It was truly a SURPRISE! Thanks to everyone for the many cards, gifts, flowers and phone calls. Also to Barb, Greg and their families and everyone else who took part in organizing everything to perfection. It truly made it an evening to remember. Helena Hanna

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FOX: In memory of our son Gary, Nov. 6, 2008. Just as you were, you will always stay Loved and remembered every day Your presence we miss Our memories we treasure Loving you always Forgetting you never. Miss you much, Mom and Dad

MERKLEY: In loving memory of Wilbur John Merkley, who passed away Nov. 8, 1979. Every day in some small way Fond memories of you come our way Though absent, you are ever near Still loved, still missed And wished that you were here. Always loved, never forgotten, Marie, children, FOX: In memory of grandchildren and Gary “Foxy” Fox, who great-grandchildren passed away Nov. 6, 2008. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear Fond memories linger every day Remembrance keeps him near. Lovingly remembered, Kelly Karen and Nicholas Cathy, Pat, Matt and Meghan Cindy and Kaitlyn

Toni Louise Kent

Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 in her 47th year. Dearly beloved daughter of Bee and Keith Holbrook. Pre-deceased by her brother Tom Kent and her father Thomas George Kent. Friends are invited to aend a Celebration of Toni’s life on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg at 11 am. If desired donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care. Condolences received at

Ian Bruce Brown

CD (MP retired) 1953-2010 With sadness we announce the passing of Bruce, age 57 on October 30 at the Trenton Memorial Hospital. He leaves behind his loving wife Heidi (nee McCormick), Roslin, ON, his daughter Jennifter (Rob Dixon) North Bay, his step-daughter Meagan (Joe Quaresima). Loving son of Keith and Cathy, Perth, ON, sister Donna (Raymond McNeely) Kanata and brother Allan, Toronto. He will be missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, the McCormick family and nieces and nephews. Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in St. Paul’s U.C.,Gore & D’Arcy Streets, Perth. Those wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul’s U.C., Perth ON. CL22027



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• Prospecting and closing customers with advertising sales opportunities. • Cold-calling new or non-serviced businesses in Ottawa and surrounding area. • Creative thinking style and an ability to problem-solve • Self-starter with loads of initiative who needs minimal direction • High energy and a positive attitude • Excellent verbal and written skills • Literate in computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel • Driven for success • Excellent organizational skills

1931-2010 Sadly, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, Ted passed away with his loving and devoted wife Millie by his side. He will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends and “Lucky” his cat. He truly loved and valued most, his five children, Ted LeBrun (Kim), Linda MacLean (Kevin), Debbie Gervais (Bob), Steve LeBrun (Wanda) and Anne Nicol (Lindsay). Ted had 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren that he adored, his face lit up when he saw them. Sadly missed by his two sisters and all his brothers. Anyone who knew Ted (Dad) knew he was a natural self taught ingenious artist and inventor who was always busy with something creative. He had a great sense of humour a real prankster. He was generous with his talents and time always building or helping anyone who needed anything. He was a driving force behind Ray Neon Signs where he was the Plant Manager for 40 years. Millie and Ted’s family want to extend their sincere thanks to everyone at the Fairview Manor for their special and loving care. Ted also spent a year at the Perth Memorial Hospital where he was cared for by many loving nurses and Dr. Walsh, his doctor and friend. The services will be held privately for the family. In remembrance those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to Fairview Manor, 95 Spring St., Almonte On K0A 1A0 or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St W., Perth On K7H 2K1. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth On., 613-267-3765.

WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS and funerals, location of your choice. Also available: small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan, 613726-0400.


This is a career position. You like to produce results and devote whatever time and effort is required to consistently produce improved results. Remuneration includes: Base Salary Car Allowance Commissions Bonus incentive plan Benefits package and group RSP plan Post Secondary Education an asset but not a pre-requisite. Interested candidates are asked to forward their resumes by November 12th, 2010 to: Nancy Gour Metroland Media – Ottawa Region We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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Ryan Woods graduated from Grade 12 from St. John Catholic High School with honours. Best of luck as you continue your education at Queen’s University. Congratulations, Ryan! Love, Mom

Suddenly, at her home, in Perth, on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 Marlene Elizabeth (Kehoe) Chapman at the age of 70 years. Cherished daughter of Helen Kehoe and her late father, John W. Kehoe. Loved mother of Russell (Jackie) Riddell, Joe Riddell and Maureen (Mervin) Genrick and grandmother of Bill and Darby Riddell and Jordan and Bryce Genrick. Dear sister of Florence Doran, Gertie (Roddy) Crawford, Dorothy (Walter) Norwood, Tom (Heather) Kehoe and the late Dennis and David Kehoe, Connie Richmond and in March 2010 by Joanne Whyte. Marlene will be fondly remembered by her sister-inlaw Wendy Kehoe, her many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Services were held privately for her family at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

At the time of the passing of a loved one, many people choose to make a donation to a charity in lieu of flowers. For information about making an In Memoriam donation to the GWM Hospital Foundation, please contact the Foundation office at 613-264-0638. 33 Drummond St. W. Perth K7H 2K1


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

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Proud parents Jeri Lynch and Wojtek Czermak would like to announce the birth of their sweet second daughter, Emmeline Kate, born on June 21, 2010, weighing 8.7 lbs. Special thanks to Charlie for being an amazing big sister and showing Emme the ropes.


B.Sc. Nursing, University of Alberta, 1944. Born in Bellevue, Alta., spent her early years in Calgary and Edmonton, later moving to Ontario to work in Public Health Nursing. She passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2010. Mother of Malcolm (Sandy) Robertson and grandmother of Dale Robertson of McDonalds Corners, Ont. Mother of Pamela Robertson of Nova Scotia. Cremation has taken place. No service or flowers at Jean’s request. Internment will take place in Wilton, Ont., where her parents Claude and Beatrice (Storms) Asselstine are interred. Online condolences may be made at


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Judie Cross coming to Horticultural Society Nov. 9

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tour nine unique homes all festively decorated for the holidays

I would like to thank all those who voted for me, displayed my signs and worked on my campaign.

Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 • All are welcome to come be with us at St. James Anglican Church Sunday, November 7 St. James, Perth 8:00 a.m. 1st Tuesday of the month: James Table at 5:30 p.m. Come break bread for young families 3rd Thursday: 5:30 p.m.: Messy Church St. Augustine’s of Drummond Anglican Church, Cty. Rd. 10 & Richardson Rd. 2nd and 4th Sundays, Eucharist 9:15 a.m.

All proceeds to education grants

St. Paul’s United Church


Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church

A special thank you to my wife, Gail, and children for their support and encouragement. I will work very hard to make a positive contribution to council and to our town.

Where we Believe, Belong, Become Rev. Lewis Massarelli Sunday, Nov. 7 10:00 a.m. Morning worship 160 Wayside Dr., RR 6, Perth, ON Church: 613-267-3295 See Web page for details of programs - 424181



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Sunday, Nov. 7 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!

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Saturday, Dec. 4 & Sunday Dec. 5

Submitted by Pam Pratt of the Perth Horticultural Society.

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Sunday, Nov. 7 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship. and Holy Communion. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “No Great Love” (John 13: 31-35). Wednesday, Nov. 10 7:00 - p.m. - Bible study and prayer. All welcome. Nursery care provided. Next Community Dinner Saturday, Nov. 27 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m Donations accepted. Need a ride? 613-267-2023

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with your lonely poinsettia. So join us on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute Library. Meetings are open to members and non-members alike. Starting Jan. 1, nonmembers will be asked to pay $3 at the door. Memberships are always available at the door for $10 per year – it’s the best bargain in town. Refreshments and good company are provided. The Perth and District Horticultural Society is proud to announce a significant achievement by one of our members. Linda Bartlett has completed


“Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:68, 69

Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread 11:15 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Gospel Meeting Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Thursdays, 7 p.m. Perth Bible Hour in the Stewart School library. For transportation, call 613-267-3012 or 268-2616


Perth. Cross is also the interior decorator for Blair and Son Home Furnishings and is more than qualified to give you some insight into professional-looking decorations to add Christmas sparkle to your home. She will also show you how to incorporate your own colour scheme, and the current decorations you already have, into these arrangements to put your own personal stamp on your efforts. Cross will also show you some simple, yet effective, centerpieces for your dining table – yes, even


At Christmas time, have you ever bought a poinsettia in its shiny red or gold paper, plunked it on your dining room table and said, “Well, it’s not fancy, but it’s the best I can do?” You are not alone. That’s why Judie Cross is coming to the next Horticultural Society meeting on Nov. 9, to show you how to use fresh greenery for both your outdoor and indoor decorating this Christmas. Judie Cross has been an interior decorator for over 30 years and owns her own business, Interiors by Judie Cross (12 Drummond St. W.), in

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Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 • 1 to 4 p.m.

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BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors table didn’t seem to matter that much then, and in later years mattered even less. Time has taken away my Dad, and wear has made the old gun unsafe to shoot. My own gun is no longer new and I’m well into my third bird dog. A few weeks ago, I cleaned and oiled the gun for yet another hunting season. Now whenever I can get away I’ll be out trying to reap some of nature’s wild harvest. It won’t be a bushel of rabbits or a freezer full of grouse, but rather an enjoyable effort to bring home some traditional wild delicacies. For anyone who has heard even the rudiments of conservation knows you can’t stockpile wildlife. For many years now, there has been a lot of unrealistic pressure put on people who hunt, by those who were never involved in this outdoor pastime. When I was out shooting with my Dad or my companions, I never looked on myself as a murderer and I still

don’t. Too often, the public has been TV-exposed into believing all deer are Bambis, all ducks are Donalds and all bears are Gentle Bens. The cold hard facts show these creatures are made up of the same kind of flesh and bone as chickens, cattle and swine, and to me that spells food. Their very existence, too, often depends on the actions of mankind. If a swamp is drained for a factory complex or an urban spread, more wildlife are killed in a few weeks than the average hunter would shoot in a lifetime. It’s tough to convince people that when such wetlands are lost, the displaced creatures simply can’t move to the next area. It’s nice to witness the throngs of geese at this season, and to know that there are more now than when Champlain sailed up the St. Lawrence. The sportsmen find themselves forced out of some of the marshes they helped preserve against commercial development years ago. And labelling all members of the hunting fraternity as lawbreakers and vandals, because of the actions of a few, is to forget that our society is pockmarked with such people in every vocation. Remember, there are laws to handle violators in the outdoors the same as there are when you exceed the speed limit in your own vehicle. The Ministry of Natural Resources supports and promotes regulated hunting in Ontario because it’s good recreation for the individual, good sense for the economy, and good practical conservation. Remember, conser-vation is the wise use of a re-newable resource which, in a nutshell, is what wild game really is.

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Now the morning dew has changed to snappy frost. The corn stands dried and yellowed in the fields, the shapes of pumpkins show among the withered leaves. Wild apples blush from heavilyladen trees or glow golden in the autumn sun. Along the forest edge and in the wood lots, the intermittent sound of dropping acorns summons the bear and deer to feast. In the limbs above, squirrels and jays take their annual share. Bees busy themselves with the last nectar from the fading flowers and mice and muskrats fill their stores with ripe seeds and swollen tubers. In short, it’s harvest time, the season when the crops are brought in to be utilized for the benefit of all concerned. As a young lad working on a farm near Vineland, autumn was an exciting and busy season. There were prune plums and pears to bring to the barn; honey to be extracted from the combs; pullets to be brought in from the range shelters; and cockerels to be killed for market. But midst all the yields of the orchard and furrow, there was another harvest. It was the crop of wild game that was hatched and raised in the woods and fields of the farm. There were pheasants and jackrabbits in the corn and stubble, grouse and cottontails in the wood lots, and ducks along the creek. You didn’t mind extra work, as long as you were out there when the season opened, with the dog in the crisp, earlymorning air, to get the results of your new gun that Dad got with his old one. Whether you came home with a full count or merely one for the



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Lanark County and the Second Battle of Ypres BY TIM ZANDER “When Britain is at war, Canada is at war.” Despite being spoken by Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier in 1910, these words were applicable to Canada in 1914 with Robert Borden as Prime Minister. With German violation of Belgian neutrality in August, Britain was formally at war with Germany and thus, so was Canada. Canada’s Minister of Militia, Sam Hughes, put out a call for recruits and hoped to establish a force of about 25,000 men. However, Canadians enthusiastically backed Britain in the war and Hughes recruited 32,665 men. These men who met and trained at Valcartier, northwest of Quebec City, made up the first contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Perth and the rest of Lanark County, as well as Renfrew County, were no

different from the rest of Canada, as many men eagerly enlisted in the 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment. Among the Perth and area men who enlisted in the first contingent were William Wright, Clyde Scott, Will Joynt, Eric Spalding, Fred Carr, Art Brown, Roy McIntyre, George “Scotty” Cameron and Archie Sinclair. Men from Almonte, Carleton Place and Renfrew County converged on Perth as the 42nd Battalion assembled itself to embark on a trip to Valcartier by train. At Valcartier, the men were outfitted and began some training. By Oct. 2, the contingent, on ships, began to leave Gaspe Harbour. It took three hours for the 34kilometre-long line of ships to leave the narrow harbour. Once beyond the harbour, it was smooth sailing for the 12-day trip. The destination for the convoy was Southampton, but reports of German U-boats in the area forced the ships to dock at Plymouth.

Salisbury Plain was the destination of the Canadian troops. Here the men lived in tents amidst the “abnormally heavy precipitation” and they completed further training. Belgium would be the next destination for the men as they hoped to participate in the war against the Germans before it ended. In mid-February, the troops,

including the men from Lanark County, began to sail across the English Channel to France where the men boarded trains to arrive at the front. These men ended up at the Ypres Salient in Belgium. Hostilities between the British and the Germans had erupted in the ancient town of Ypres in October of 1914, which Continued on next page

Above: The 42nd Regiment marches along Gore Street on Thursday, Aug. 20, 1914. They are marching to the train station to leave for Valcartier Camp. Captain Hooper is the second officer from the right. (Notice Conway Dry Goods store in the background. Left: The officers and other ranks of the 42nd Regiment in August 1914. The picture was taken shortly before the men left for Valcartier. The officer with the white cap is the OC Lt.-Col. J.M. Balderson. To Balderson’s right is Captain Hooper. Kneeling in the second row in a light uniform holding a swagger stick is Lt. Clyde Scott, father of Barbara Ann Scott, Olympic gold medallist in figure skating. Laying in the front row, in front of Scott but slightly to Scott’s right is William Wright.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

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Men of the county were at the forefront of fighting ammunition, so he decided that it was best to evacuate most of his men from the house. Two of the men in the house were Archie Sinclair and Eric Spalding, both from Perth. Hooper ordered all but 10 of the 31 men in the house to evacuate. Spalding was one of the men who were ordered to leave. Hooper later stated that “it was too late” for these men to evacuate as the Germans were all around. The men had to go 300 yards across a hail of bullets emanating from the German guns. Eric Spalding was not seen again. Archie Sinclair had also been ordered to withdraw from the house by Hooper. He made it to the edge of woods where he provided some

to surrender but he was shot by the Germans. Hooper was taken prisoner by the Germans and because of the injuries he had received, he returned home in 1917 as part of a prisoner exchange. Clyde Scott was presumed dead, as was William Wright. The Town of Perth was to hold a memorial for the two men at St. Andrew’s Church, where Scott’s father was the reverend, but it was discovered that Scott was alive and a prisoner of war. He, like Hooper, would be returned to Canada in an exchange. As for Wright, the memorial went ahead for him but he was in fact alive and not a prisoner of war. Art Brown, who had been part of the

Captain Hooper of Carleton Place in Switzerland in January 1917 as part of a prisoner exchange. was freely used.” When Hooper and his men had captured the house, he was informed by Colonel Watson that the house had to be “held to the last.” But during April 24, it was decided by Hooper’s superiors that the troops should be withdrawn to a safer area. It was difficult to get the order to the men. The men in Doxsee’s House received it around 2:30 p.m. Lieutenant Scott, who had been supporting Doxsee’s House, received the message at 3 p.m., but Hooper was unable to get the message until 4:30 p.m. Captain Hooper, prior to receiving the order to evacuate, had already realized that the situation was grim. The house was being surrounded by the enemy and his men were low on

This photo was taken after the fighting was finished near Kitchener’s Woods and Hooper’s House. You can see the devastation caused by the fighting. Notice in the background there is a small house – Hooper’s House. covering fire for Captain Hooper and the remaining men in the house, when the order to withdraw was finally received by Hooper. Hooper, a veteran of the Boer War, made it across the 300 yards to the woods and situated himself near Sinclair. Sinclair, who had been wounded in the shoulder, and Hooper, who had also been wounded, fought until they fainted from their injuries. When Hooper and Sinclair regained consciousness, Sinclair attempted

first contingent with Scott and Wright, survived the battle, but Fred Carr and Scotty Cameron were not so lucky. Neither was Lanark’s Roy McIntyre. During the Second Battle of Ypres, the Canadian troops distinguished themselves and although the British did withdraw to a line nearer Ypres, the Canadians helped to prevent a major German breakthrough. At the forefront of the fighting were the men of Perth, Lanark and the rest of the county.

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Millar rides latest wins into Toronto BY ANDREW SNOOK According to Chinese New Year, 2010 is the year of the tiger, but for Perth’s Jonathon Millar, it’s looking more like the year of the horse. Millar has been enjoying victories at various events including recent wins at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in the $10,000 Gamblers Choice and the $30,000 Aviva Elite/Peel Maryborough Caledon Cup Phase II at the Canadian Show Jumping Tournament in Palgrave, Ont., where he rode Always Cullohill through the course in a time of 38.35 seconds. He also had a strong showing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 6, where Millar teamed up with Eric Lamaze, Yann Candele and John Pearce to take fifth place. Canada has now qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London. From Nov. 5 to 14, Millar will be

competing at the $100,000 Canadian Show Jumping Championships Presented by Greenhawk at the Royal Horse Show, part of the 88th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Exhibition Place in Toronto. “I’m looking forward to the Royal Winter Fair, it’s always a fun event,” Millar said. “It has a great atmosphere because it’s in a smaller environment. I think the spectators get a lot more appreciation for what we do ‘cause they’re so close.” Millar will be competing in both national and international events in the tournament. He said that he hasn’t decided which horses he will use for the upcoming competitions. “It’s always a tough show because there will be some top American riders, European riders and our best Canadian riders,” he said. To follow Millar’s results over the tournament, visit http://royJonathon Millar goes for a stroll at Millar Brooke Farm in Perth. Millar will be competing at the $100,000 Canadian Show Jumping Competition in Toronto. Andrew Snook photo

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Vincent Price and Lon Chaney didn’t show up, but Vincent Chainey did. And the Shawville Pontiacs goalie probably wishes he stayed home for Halloween. A Sunday matinee at the Perth and District Community Arena saw the Blue Wings fire 43 shots at Chainey, who let eight pucks get past him as Perth took an 8-1 win. Perth coach Steve Sundin said a “back to basics� attitude was key to the Blue Wings victory, adding his club doesn’t play as well away as it does at home. “They beat us in Shawville,� Sundin said of the Pontiacs. “We need to learn to win on the road. We play our next three games on the road.� For now the Blue Wings can savour Sunday’s victory along with their Halloween candies. Perth’s Jared Havelock opened the scoring during Sunday’s first period, before the Blue Wings turned on the jets for the second frame. Perth added four goals in the second period and three more in the third. Blair Barr and Dan Weir each had a pair. Connor McGahey, Shawn McGillivray and Peter McGahey notched singles. “The first period was good, then we seemed to fall asleep,� said Pontiacs head coach Daryl Faught. “We’re not a team that can come from behind.� Shawville managed a single goal with less than 10 minutes to play, breaking

Perth goaltender Jeremy Wright’s bid for a shutout. Wright was the author of his own misfortune, taking a roughing penalty while his team was already shorthanded. Shawville’s lone goal came just as the Pontiacs five-on-three advantage expired. Wright seemed to shrug off the missed addition to his personal stats, focusing instead on the two points in the Valley Division standings. He said his teammates did a great job bouncing back from a 5-3 loss on Friday in Metcalfe to the lowly Jets. “It was a good recovery from Friday,� Wright said. “We just haven’t played well lately. Today we finally clicked and passes were getting through.� The goalie said he was surprised Chainey was left in the Shawville net through eight goals. “I thought they’d take him out in the second period,� Wright said. “He had some tough luck.� As of Sunday night, Perth stands second in the Valley Division, with 17 points from 14 games. The Arnprior Packers are three points up on the Blue Wings. Perth is back on the ice for three road games in Ottawa West, Almonte and Arnprior before the next home game, Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:45 p.m. versus the Stittsville Royals.

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The Perth Lanark Minor Midget Rep team participated in The Duel, a Minor Midget and Major Bantam tournament that was held from Oct. 22 to 24 at the Perth and District Community Centre. The Wings met the West Carleton Warriors on Friday, Oct. 22. The Warriors were in command of the game from start to finish. They simply out-skated and out-shot the Wings winning the game 3-0. The boys played a close game against the Cornwall Colts later that day and came away with a 1-0 win. The Wings’ goal was scored by Colin Leeflang, assisted by Jakob Erwin and Bryce Oakes, with the shutout earned by goaltender Jarrid Farr. On Oct. 23, the Wings brought their “A� game to the match against the Arnprior Packers. The offence delivered two goals each period, besting their opponents 6-0. Goals were scored by Erwin, Evan Noonan (two), Leeflang, Jacob Lyon and Brock Liko, with assists by Cody King and Tom Coyne. Goaltender Nickolas LePage earned the shutout. A few hours later, the Wings played an intense game against the Smiths Falls Bears. At the end of the first period, Erwin scored for the Wings to

take the lead 1-0, but the Bears answered right back to tie it up 1-1. The Wings went ahead 2-1 in the middle of the second period, when Lyon scored on a pass from Leeflang. The Wings’ held their lead, despite being shorthanded for a great deal of the remainder of the game, and Aaron Moore scored on an empty net to give the Wings a 3-1 victory. This win carried the Wings to the championship game that was held on Sunday, Oct. 24, in a re-match with the West Carleton Warriors. The Wings played a different game, and were more focused than in their previous encounter. They held their own against the strong West Carleton team and had some great offensive chances, but luck was not on their side. The Warriors scored to take a 1-0 lead in the second period, but the Wings’ Chris Cardinal answered back, tying the game 1-1 the third. The game went into overtime, consisting of four-on-four play for three minutes. The Warriors scored at just over two minutes into overtime to take the championship. It was a tight game and the boys had played very well. The Wings’ Colin Leeflang was named “Best Defenceman� of the tournament.



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DODGING THUNDERBOLTS Spartan wide reciever Peter McGahey dodges incoming Thunderbolts player Luke Coady during a senior boys’ football game that took place on Oct. 29 at Almonte District High School. ADHS defeated Saint John Catholic High School by a score of 18-6. Jason Marshall photo

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO WORKING GROUPS AND BOARDS Tay Valley Township encourages public input through participation on various working groups, boards and task forces. The Township could not function without the generous donation of time and expertise provided by the current members. They are all encouraged to re-submit their names. We are also looking for new ideas and ask those who have a strong interest in any of the following areas to submit a letter of interest.

Curling club news The Perth Curling Club is already a month into their season and just completed the second phase of clinics for new and returning curlers. The opening bonspiel had a Halloween theme and members dressed for the occasion. The bonspiel was a three-game minimum, knock-out format which resulted

in the team of Andy Morrison, Lloyd Jordan, Jerry Koeller and Edith Pedden winning the A event. The team of Lowell Watson, Sylvia McNamee, Ben Barbary and Rod Jack won the B event. The Team of Bob Day, Ron Farrell, John Fuocco and Heather Armstrong won the C event, and the D event was won by Tom Spence, Randie Fawcett, Lyn Pratt and Joanne Jack.

In senior girls’ basketball action, Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute defeated Perth and District Collegiate Institute by a score of 40-31 on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at SFDCI. St. John Catholic High School (SJCHS) doubled-up on Almonte District High School (ADHS) winning 4221 at ADHS.

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On Thursday, Oct. 28, PDCI scored 51 points to earn a victory against ADHS by a score of 51-31. SJCHS defeated Notre Dame Catholic High School by a score of 36-21 in Perth. In junior girls’ action, PDCI lost a close game to SFDCI 23-22 on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at SFDCI. SJCHS lost to ADHS by a score of 34-17. On Thursday, Oct. 28, ADHS defeated PDCI by a score of 33-26.

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Perth and Lanark Midget B team splits weekend games BY GERRY SALISBURY The Midget B Wings travelled to Carp on Oct. 10, to face off in a late-night tilt against the Warriors. The Wings came out a little flat and ended up on the wrong side of a 5-0 loss. That was enough though to get the lads fired up for their first home game in Lanark against the first-place Richmond Rams on Oct. 11. The team came out of the gate much more inspired and were rewarded with a first-period goal by Nick Nadeau off a nice pass from Zach Haime to take a 1-0 lead. Richmond tied the game 1-1 shortly afterwards, but that was the only shot the Rams could get past the stellar goaltend-

ing of Stephen Rothwell. The Wings’ Braeden Fowler scored to put them back in the lead 2-1 in the second period converting on a rebound off a shot by Nadeau. In the third period, Nadeau, assisted by Fowler, beat the Richmond goalie for his second goal of the game. The Wings were flying high, throwing the Rams off their tight checking game. Rothwell made several key saves to keep his team in the game, and all the defensemen really pitched in to clear the puck from the Wings’ zone. The win put the Wings into a tie for first place. Come out and support the Wings and watch some outstanding hockey.


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Friday, Nov. 5 • St. James Anglican Church in Franktown will host an evening with the Mississippi Mudds at 7 p.m. (a musical performace based on Musical Memories of the War Years). For tickets call Cora Nolan at 613-283-3789, Randy Currie at 613-253-2387 or Temptations (117 Bridge St., Carleton Place). For info call 613-283-3789.




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Saturday, Nov. 6 1 - 2:30 p.m. 9 Welland St. Perth $209,900 - Excellent location, mins. to amenities, on dead end street, Main level consists of 3 brs, 4 pc bath, eat-in kitchen, large living

rm with hardwood flrs, lots of natural light. Lower level large family rm with gas stove-very cozy, also possible 4th br or rec room with bar for entertaining, 2 pc bath, storage/workshop. Fenced backyard, above ground pool, clothesline. MLS#771735. Randy Cavanagh


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W.I.T.H. It! will take place at Maple Grove Elementary School in Lanark from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • The regular monthly meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support Group will take place at 2 p.m. at the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Cancer Society Office at Dufferin Square.

• The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host line dancing at Monday, Nov. 8 the Ferguson’s Falls Hall at 11 • Indoor walking program Get a.m. For info, call 613-259-5447.

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lunch is available. Tables are $20. To rent a table call Sandy at 613-267-3587 or Jenny at 613267-5512. • The Watsons Corners Community Hall Committee is hosting a roast beef supper at the Watsons Corners Community Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children aged six to 12. Children five and under are free.

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• The auxiliary to the Perth site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will accept orders for tortieres until Nov. 7. Saturday, Nov. 6 Large pies are $12 and small pies are $4. Order at the hospital gift • The Royal Canadian Legion shop 613-267-1500, ext. 4106 or call Branch 244 in Perth is having a 613-267-2270 or 613-264-0206. garage sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 Thursday, Nov. 4 to 11 a.m. Donations for the sale • The Perth Bible Hour will will be accepted at the Legion on take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at Friday, Nov. 5 until 6 p.m. The Stewart School’s library. • The Lanark County GenealoEveryone is welcome to attend. gical Society will host a meeting For information, contact Murray at Archives Lanark (1920 ConMcLeod at 613-267-3012. cession 7 Road, Drummond Cen• The St. Stephen’s Anglican tre) at 1:30 p.m. It will be a triChurch, Brooke (Maberly) will bute to soldiers, past and preshost a dinner and euchre tourna- ent, with a sharing of memorment at 12 p.m. ies and artefacts. Wear red to • The Royal Canadian Legion, support our troops. Ladies’ Auxiliary, Branch 244 in Sunday, Nov. 7 Perth will have the zone com• St. Paul’s United Church’s (25 mander in attendance.

Gore St. W.) parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. • The Maberly Agricultural Society will host afternoon tea with the Arden Glee Club at 2 p.m. at Maberly Hall. Admission is by donation. For more information, call Anne at 613-273-5069. • The Perth Lioness Kris Kringle Kraft Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Perth Lions Hall (Perth Fairgrounds). Thirty-one artisans will be on display showing their creations. Hot

Great starter home includes main floor kitchen and living room. Back addition has second bathroom and laundry. Nice sized yard w/single car garage and other storage/shop. Easy walking to schools and downtown. $149,900. 80 Harvey St. - Cute 3 br MLS# 757693 Bridget. home in the heart of Perth. for first time buyers or as rental for college students. Well maintained home, with carport, large kitchen and lots of living space, good sizes brs. Potential for finished base-ment and a nice yard to 28 Provost St. Perth - play in. MLS#770197. $175,000 - 3 br home on Bridget quiet street, great opportunity main street of downtown Perth. Ideal for office/home based business, com/res zoning. 3 bdrm 2 bath home with much of original character retained. Beautiful gourmet kitchen w/screened porch off side entrance. Wood floors, high ceilings and wood trim throughout most of home. $222,000. 149 Gore St. E, Perth – MLS# 761858. Bridget Beautiful character home on

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Getting to know … Erik Karlsson By Rob Brodie Two years ago, he took centre stage as the Ottawa Senators’ top pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. And truth be told, Erik Karlsson was a bit of a mystery man to many of the fans attending the first round of that draft at Scotiabank Place. But the Senators were convinced they’d landed a gem of a blueliner with rare offensive gifts. With one season now under his belt, the 20-year-old native of Landsbro, Sweden, has already gone a long way toward justifying the immense faith Senators management had in him when they brought Karlsson into the organization. He made the team out of training camp last fall but a month into the year, was sent down to the Binghamton Senators for some American Hockey League

seasoning. By the time the calendar flipped to January, however, Karlsson began to establish himself as one of the Senators’ top blueliners, a 5-11, 175-pound dynamo with breathtaking skills with the puck. He finished his rookie season with five goals and 21 assists in 60 games. His 26-point total ranked second among all Ottawa defenceman, behind only veteran Filip Kuba. Karlsson took some time out to talk about hockey, his homeland and whole lot more. Q: Your favourite hockey memory growing up in Sweden? A: When I was picked for the Under-16 national team when I was 15. That’s the one I can think of right now. Q: Who were your hockey idols growing up? A: There were so many. I’d probably say Nick Lidstrom. (Daniel) Alfredsson was one of them. (Mats) Sundin, (Peter) Forsberg, those guys. Q: When did you know you could make it to the NHL? A: Last

year was probably when I realized that I could play here. Q: Your welcome to the NHL moment? A: When they told me to get a house here and get settled. Q: Best piece of advice you ever got from Daniel Alfredsson? A: He helped me a lot, so it’s hard to pick out one thing. But he always told me to be positive, even when it’s going not so good. Q: What do you miss the most about Sweden? A: The lunches. It’s food that you don’t have here. Q: What’s your favourite thing to do when you go home? A: I like playing tennis. Q: What other sport would you like to play for a living if you weren’t a hockey player? A: Tennis player. Q: How much would it mean to you to play for Sweden at the Olympics? A: It would be awesome. It’s a thing you really want to do. Q: What do like to watch on TV? A: I watch a lot of Two And A Half Man. I’ve seen it all. That’s my favourite show. And I like Friends, too. Q: Your favourite type of music. A: I like house music. Q: What’s the first thing you bought after you signed your first contract?

A: A pair of new shoes. Q: What do you like to do to relax? A: Watch TV. Q: What’s your dream car? A: It would be a Ferrari. Q: Three things on your bucket list. A: Win the Stanley Cup, win an Olympic gold medal and have kids. Q: Your favourite NHL city to visit. A: Vancouver. The atmosphere and the surroundings there are so nice.

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Q: Talent you’d most like to have. A: I can’t sing. I like to sing in the car, but I’m not very good.

With the addition of a bit of championship pedigree, the Thrashers have made some early season noise in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta’s off-season overhaul included the acquisition of four players — forwards Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd and Ben Eager, along with defenceman Brent Sopel — who had a major hand in bringing the Stanley Cup to Chicago last season. Homegrown talent is also part of the mix, with former first-round draft picks Evander Kane and Alexander Burmistrov seeing regular duty for the Thrashers. Tobias Enstrom is an underrated force on the Atlanta blue line, while Chris Mason has shouldered the bulk of the goaltending duties early on.

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Contact us at: 1702 9th Line Beckwith RR#2, Carleton Place, ON • K7C 3P2 General Inquiries: 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 (613 area code) Public Works: 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 (613 area code)

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2010 Martin the Spartan helped out Grade 12 St. John Catholic High School student, Ashley Brash, and her father, Don Brash, on the barbecue during a SJCHS yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 16. The proceeds went towards a SJCHS student trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico. Andrew Snook photo

Future Wings volleyball development program kicks off The Lanark County Volleyball Club is pleased to announce a development program in Smiths Falls that will provide young players, aged 10 to 14, the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge of the game. The 12-week program will be a combination of skill development and game play. The first eight weeks will be geared towards learning the fundamentals of the game. Learning to pass, set, serve, block, attack, play offence and defence will be the focus of the first half of the program. In the final four weeks, the participants will be placed in teams and will then put into practice what they have learned. The program will run Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting on Nov. 10. The location of the program is St.

Francis de Sales (43 Russell St. E.). The program will be run by Cliff Woods. He has been involved in the game of volleyball for over 30 years as a player, a parent, an official and a coach. He will be joined by some of the best coaches in the area to provide a quality program for all participants. There will be a fee of $25 to participate in The Future Wings Development Program. Due to space constraints, we will only be able to offer the program to the first 30 participants. If there is enough interest, a second session will be held in the spring. If you are interested in participating, send an email stating your name and age to Cliff at See you in the gym. Submitted by the Lanark County Volleyball Development Program.

The Meeting Dates are as follows: Tuesday November 16th Tuesday November 16th Monday November 22nd Monday November 29th

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Saturday, Nov. 6 • 1-2:30 p.m. 1218 Powers Rd. From Perth, take Cty. Rd. 10 (Scotch Line) to Narrow Locks or Stanleyville Rd. & turn left. Go 4 km to Powers Rd. and turn right. Continue to #1218 on the right. Beautiful country setting for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2.5 acres west of Perth. Kitchen/dining area catches the morning sun, living room with fireplace/woodstove insert. Finished lower level family room, large laundry facility. Detached insulated garage/workshop. Extensively renovated in last 5 years. Extras - 2 outbuiildings, large pond with great backyard view. $214,900. MLS# 774063.

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$185,900 - 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. $185,900. MLS #769506.

67 Brock St., $185000 Jane: Oh Dick I wish we could find a nice brick, centrally located bungalow in town that we could just move in and update as we can afford. Dick: Me too! Wait a minute...I think I will give Joanne Bennell a call at 613-812-0505. I think she will be able to help us.

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Saturday, Nov. 6 • 12-2 p.m. 411 Wildlife Road, $439,000. John: Why can’t I find a nice stone farm house with that heritage feel to it close to Perth. Suzie: Yeah and wouldn’t it be nice if it had a nice big family room with a woodstove and if it had at least 13 acres of land with it I’d be in Heaven. John: Oh look here is one in the paper... Joanne Bennell is having an open there this Saturday between 12 and 2. Lets go!

Saturday, Nov. 6 • 12 - 1 p.m. • $178,000 - 398 Anglican Church Rd. Directions: West on Hwy. 7 approx. 13 km, right on Anglican Church Rd. A very lovely setting, set back from the main road on a beautiful treed 1.5 Ac property. A perfect 3 bedrm for a young family providing a great yard for the kids to play. Att. 16 X 24 garage plus separate workshop building16 x 27, plus a 20x50 ft barn that would be great for all kinds of hobbies & activities. House is in good condition with a brand new septic system being installed, oil furnace installed 2007. Country-sized eat-in kit. With additional pantry storage in the back foyer/mudroom area, 4 windows & door allow all kinds of natural light to flow into the spacious living room addition. Dining rm has original wainscotting and tin ceiling (currently used as main floor fam rm), 2 bathrms take care of the morning rush & laundry is located on the main level, good basement, enclosed porch. MLS# 091191602005300. Sheri Mahon-Fournier, 613-812-1215

$379,000 - Location, location, location! 15 km east of Perth in the Innisville / Mississippi Lake area. Room to grown in both house & property with this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow. Hardwood & tile floors, fully equiped custom oak kitchen with island opens into dining area and spacious living room with patio doors to the back of property. Large family room above double attached garage. Full drive-in / walk-out basement for those large recreational toys or create additional living space. Hello city commuters! MLS# 774774.



13 HARRIS ST., PERTH REDUCED $194,900 -You won’t believe the living space in this 3+2 bedroom bungalow - perfect home for a large family, spacious rooms on both levels - many upgrades in the past few years including all new thermopane windows on both levels (the ones in the living room & dining area are huge), eat-in kitchen opened up with new flooring, counter top & sink, new laminate flooring in the liv rm, hallway and bedrms, new cushion flr in bath , shingles 10 yrs, gas furnace & central air 2-4 yrs, walk-up attic, lower level has fin rec room with brick hearth (would make a lovely area for a gas stove), 2 bedrms, 3 pce bath, closets, laundry/utility room with tub & cold room with built-in shelves, paved driveway & carport leads to a huge workshop which leads to the 3 season sunrm and back yd. MLS# 092103007508800. Sheri Mahon-Fournier, 613-812-1215

$199,000 - Built in 1989, this 1600 square foot, 2 storey home is located in Perthmore subdivision in the town of Perth - the 60’ x 128’ lot backs onto a natural treed area - heating is by forced air natural gas. MLS® #: 092103005523736 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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HUNTINGDON GREEN - spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, ground floor! Indoor parking. $1,200 plus utilities. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361

236 OLD KINGSTON RD. $226,000 - Are you looking for a lovely treed setting on a paved road, not too far off the beaten track & yet close to lakes & the shopping conveniences in either Perth or Smiths Falls, gorgeous lot dotted with mature trees, great gentle slope to the rear of the one ac provides for the bright lower level walkout family room area. Open concept main living area featuring ceramic floors in the eat-in kitchen/dining & laminate flooring & large picture window in the liv rm, 3 bedms & great bathrm on the m/fl, lower level is totally finished complete with L-shaped walkout fam rm area, woodstove, big windows & high ceilings, 4th bedrm will be the envy of your teenager & there’s lots of storage in the laundry & utility rms, lovely 18x18 foot covered verandah at the front & private rear deck off the kitchen, efficient forced air oil furnace, vinyl thermopane windows, lots of parking. MLS# 083182803361604. Sheri Mahon-Fournier, 613-812-1215




$449,000 - Former gas station with two rental units along back of property - situated on high traffic Highway 7 in the town of Perth - site is clean & owner will supply Phase II Environmental Audit - lot is approximately 175’ x 180’ with highway commercial and service industrial zoning. MLS®#: 092103008000800 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123




OTTY LAKE, $329,000 Directions: Elmgrove Rd., right on MacKay Rd., right to 108 Sumac Lane. Great 4-season home or cottage on desirable Otty Lake - excellent access in off Elmgrove Road just minutes to Downtown Perth. Beautiful level lot with gorgeous sandy, pebbly frontage facing west. The house sits very close to the water so when you are sitting on the deck you feel like you are almost hanging over the lake. Nice little boat launch area, detached single garage is perfect for your car or utilize as workshop area. Good dry basement has exterior access in providing good storage, newer kitchen cabinets, counter top & flooring, most new windows, oil furnace, tank & central air 2003. Other features include paved driveway, 12 foot patio door in living room to lakeside 10x20 deck, laundry on main level, generator panel & generator, appliances included. 3 decent sized bedrooms, open concept kitchen, dining & living room area, good closet & storage space, flexible possession. Enjoy for this summer! MLS# 091990802017600. Sheri, 613-812-1215

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, screenedin porch. Great access on township maintained road. MLS#760447. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

$269,900 - CROSBY LAKE - Mmmm – lovely cedar aroma! Meticulously maintained, charming cedar 2 bedroom cottage plus sweet sleeping cabin. Great swimming! Clean springfed lake close to Perth and Westport! MLS #769020

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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! $709,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361



$225,000 - 121 Flat Rock Lane, Otty Lake. Under 10 minutes to Perth with great road access & spectacular sunsets. Well-maintained 2 bedroom cottage with 4-pc. bath and maple flooring in living and dining area. Large glassed-in sunporch overlooks the lake. Windowed attic could convert to third bedroom / sleeping loft. Septic system & lake water. Building raised and re-supported (solid & level)! Call to view. MLS# 742574 Bob Ferguson, (c) 613-812-8871

WONDERFUL WATERFRONT! Affordable 2 bedroom cottage, close to the water on level lot with 120 feet of sandy beach on Patterson Lake. New deck and other updates. $189,000 Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

23 Acres - Off Station Rd. on Stones Rd. $24,500 7.5 Acres - On County Rd. #8 near Watsons Crs. $34,900 12 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $45,000 27 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $65,000 Call Joanne Bennell for more details, 613-264-0505 * Sales Representative

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Perth Courier  

November 4, 2010

Perth Courier  

November 4, 2010