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IN BRIEF Man charged with shoplifting and assault A 49-year-old Perth male was charged with theft under $5000, assault with intent to resist arrest, fail to comply with a recognizance and breach of probation on Saturday, Nov. 13, after Perth Police were called to a Dufferin Street business regarding a shoplifting complaint. The man became aggressive with loss prevention staff while awaiting police and was charged with assault. He was held for a bail hearing.

Ian Millar takes third at Weston Canadian Open On Saturday, Nov. 12, Perth’s Ian Millar took third place at the $50,000 Weston Canadian Open in Toronto. Millar, who had a fault-free round, rode Star Power, a nineyear-old Dutch Warmblood to the impressive finish.


Perth back into the swim of things BY ANDREW SNOOK Perth residents eager to get back in the pool were on hand for the grand reopening of the Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool on Friday, Nov. 12. Making a splash at the event was two-time former Olympian Nancy Sweetnam. She brought her two children, Oscar and Cleo, to witness the event. Sweetnam, originally from Lindsay, has lived in Perth for the last seven years. She represented Canada in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and in the 1996 Games in Atlanta. “We’re so fortunate that the youth are able to swim here,” Sweetnam said. “Especially since we’re surrounded by water.” The renovations at the pool included a new roof, repairs to the parking lot, landscaping, fencing, upgrades to the change rooms and washrooms to improve accessibility and upgrades to the filtration system. The $375,680 project was made possible through funding from

the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in Ontario and the Ontario Recreation Program. The provincial and federal governments each committed up to $125,227 for the project, with the Town of Perth covering the balance. MPP Randy Hillier was in attendance and said that he was happy to see all the projects receive grants and that the projects were done in a timely manner. “When you walk in there you don’t see much of difference,” Perth Mayor John Fenik said. “We put a lot of money into the roof…these are upgrades that will help the building structurally for many years.” Fenik said that council’s lobbying efforts over the last three or four years played a key role in obtaining funding for all of Perth’s recent projects. “We got the grants for the pool, the arena, Wilson Street, which total well in excess of $7 million and the new Algonquin College campus going up,” he said. “It really does pay to meet with ministers.”

Two-time Olympian Nancy Sweetnam brought her children, Oscar and Cleo, to witness the Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool’s grand reopening on Friday, Nov. 12. Sweetnam represented Canada in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and in the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. Andrew Snook photo

Lanark resident receives Thomas A. Edison Award BY DESMOND DEVOY

Perth remembers Hundreds came out to pay their respects at the Great War Memorial Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital on Nov. 11. 2

Lanark resident Nic Maennling has been awarded an international medal for his work in helping to prevent electrical fires. “It means a great deal to me,” said Maennling, a 29-year-resident of Carleton Place, who now calls Lanark home. “It means a great deal that my peers chose me.” Maennling was presented with the Thomas A. Edison Award at the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) 74th annual general meeting in Seattle, Wash. He was one of 12 global members nominated, and one of five recipients recognized for

their committee management. He was presented with the award by Frank K. Kitzantides, vicepresident of the Geneva-based IEC. While he is proud of his medal, he will not be flashing it around town. “It’s a small silver medal and it’s currently sitting in my office. I don’t think it’ll be on show,” he said. The IEC prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. Maennling has managed Technical Committee 89 for the past 17 years, helping write test methods for the prevention of fires in electrical and electronic equipment.

Maennling was nominated by the national committee of Canada, but also the U.S., Italy and Sweden. His particular committee has 66 members from 17 countries. “We gradually improve the methods as we go along,” he says of the consensus work his committee does. His group meets twice a year. In the past few years, they have met in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tel Aviv, Israel and Malta. “We try to expose the committee to as many countries as we can,” said Maennling. He first became involved with preventing electrical fires when a rash of fires were breaking out at

telephone offices. “We looked at some fires that were occurring at Bell Canada offices in the late 1970s,” he said of his early work with his committee. “We isolated those (components) which were highly flammable… (to solve the problem) we bought components with plastics that were less flammable.” After that problem was solved, there were other issues to tackle, and Maennling has been working on them ever since. “I was just absorbed into the community,” he said, notifying that he worked his way up to secretary in 1993. See ‘Lanark resident’, Pg. 2

Perth author goes underground BY NEVIL HUNT

Glad Tidings The Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church at 160 Wayside Dr. welcomed a new lead pastor into its community on Oct. 26. 3

Perth’s golden girl Kate Goodfellow recently won gold at a rowing championship in Victoria, B.C. 18

Remembrance Day is about honouring our fallen, our veterans and Canadians who serve in uniform today. It’s also a time worth thinking about the Cold War; the war that never happened. To the people who lived through the very real threat of nuclear war, explaining what it was like is challenging. Canada’s Cold War Museum – the Diefenbunker, in Carp – is a great place to start, with its warrens of hallways deep below ground. But what does it mean to a youngster? Enter Rex Zero. Perth author Tim WynneJones created the character for a book that has spawned two sequels. Rex is now due for a fourth volume: Rex Zero In Deep. Wynne-Jones spent a few

Author Tim Wynne-Jones will bring the Cold War era alive again in his fourth Rex Zero book, entitled Rex Zero In Deep, due out in 2012. Wynne-Jones, shown here inside the Rex Zero room in the Diefenbunker, read from the book for the first time last week. Nevil Hunt photo

hours of his Remembrance Day inside the Diefenbunker, in the small room that’s dedicated to the fictional boy Rex. He shared the first public reading of a chapter from the next book, due out in 2012. The event took place in a room the Diefenbunker has dressed up as Rex’s bedroom and school classroom, circa 1960. The permanent display opened last year and since then has been visited by more than 1,000 schoolchildren during tours. “This is fabulous,” WynneJones joked before his reading. “I’m not even dead and I’m in a museum.” The bedroom side of the room comes complete with his bed, sci-fi posters and Hardy Boys books. The classroom area is frozen in 1960 too: it has desks, cans of powdered milk, a 16-mm See ‘Perth author’, Pg. 2

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Perth remembers its fallen heroes Hundreds gathered outside the Great War Memorial site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital on Nov. 11 to pay tribute to Canada’s fallen heroes. In addition to the two minutes of silence, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244, Perth-Upon-Tay, held a Remembrance Day parade that marched through the streets of downtown Perth. Several leaders from local churches led the crowd in prayers and prayers were spoken by local politicians and religious leaders. The Remembrance Day service was led by Canadian veteran and Perth town Coun. Eric Devlin. (Right) A Canadian soldier lowers his head in silence during the Remembrance Day ceremony. Andrew Snook photos

(Above) A Canadian war veteran places a wreath in front of the cenotaph at the Great War Memorial site while soldiers bow their heads out of respect for their fallen comrades. (Below) The Remembrance Day parade begins its march towards the cenotaph, from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244, Perth-Upon-Tay.


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COMMUNITY NEWS Local teacher featured in hockey research anthology BY ANDREW SNOOK The Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR) recently published Pucklore, The Hockey Research Anthology Volume 1. Inside the collection is a familiar name to the Town of Perth and the SIHR, Tim Zander. Perth and District Collegiate Institute long-time, history teacher decided to write an article on the Perth Jr. B Blue Wings in the summer of 2009 and it was published in the SIHR research journal. This past summer, Zander received an email from James Milks, president of the SIHR, asking for his permission to include the article in the anthology. “I was surprised initially, but happy that they wanted to use my

article in this collection,” Zander said. “When I initially wrote it up, it was just something I wanted to do, there’s not much out there about the Blue Wings history, it’s a nice little compliment.” The anthology is a collection of the best works from the last 15 years worth of SIHR hockey research journals. Zander’s article, Unheralded and Unsung, describes the journey of the 1937-38 Perth Jr. B Blue Wings. The article describes the team’s amazing run through tournament after tournament, defying the odds and defeating some of the best junior teams the nation had to offer, including squads from Kingston, Ottawa, Quebec, the Maritmes and many others. The Cinderella story of the

team’s success caught Milks’ lineup ever assembled. attention. “Four straight Ottawa Citizen “Tim’s article was of interest Shields and four straight years because it featured a little-known of going to Memorial Cup playteam from a small town that defied the odds, which many people in communities across the country can relate to on some level,” Milks wrote in an email. “Needless to say, it was well researched and written, and the photographs of Jack Burell and Jack Hepworth in the Blue Wings uniforms complete it.” One of the members of the 193738 Blue Wings team, Les Douglas, ended up making it to the NHL. Douglas went on to play in the pros for a few years and won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1943. Zander said that the 1942-43 TIM ZANDER Perth team is the best Blue Wings

downs, for this area this would be a dynasty,” Zander said. “The main reason they stopped was the Second World War. To me it’s a fascinating time period.” Zander said he would like to review the team in depth sometime in the future, from 1937, and research the building of the 194243 team. “It feels good to be able to participate in history, to share what I find,” Zander said. “I think as a history teacher it’s important that I practise what I preach. I always tell my students that history is important, I feel I should be showing them that as well.” Anyone interested in picking up a copy can purchase one at the Perth Museum or visit the Shopping Channel at

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Lanark resident receives Maennling was born in London, England during an air raid on the British capital during the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada in 1951, and lived in Toronto and Montreal before settling in eastern Ontario. “I’m an electronics technologist and I worked at Nortel for many years,” he

said. He was downsized by Nortel in 1994, and has since been a self-employed consultant. Even though he is 67, an age when most people consider retirement, he is thinking of starting up a new business. “Retirement is not in my vocabulary,” said Maennling.

SCRUBBIE STOCKING STUFFERS Vendor Doug Johnson explains the usefulness of a “Scrubbie” to customer Marilyn Robinson at the Perth Lioness Kris Kringle Kraft Fair that took place on Nov. 7 at the Perth Lions Hall. Proceeds from the table rentals and kitchen profits went towards various Lioness projects. Andrew Snook photo

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Former Carleton Place resident Nic Maennling, right, receives the Thomas A. Edison Award from Frank K. Kitzantides, vice president of the Geneva-based International Electrotechnical Commission, during their 74th annual general meeting in Seattle, Washington last month. Submitted photo

Perth author goes underground “They’ll ask, ‘Weren’t you bored?’ and I was sometimes,” Wynne-Jones said. “But where do you think imagination comes from?” He said he also gets letters from adult fans. “They want to share stories that are like something in the (Rex Zero) books,” he said.

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Next Rex Wynne-Jones carried a thick dossier with him to the Diefenbunker, the words Top Secret written on the front. Inside was a loose-leaf manuscript of Rex Zero In Deep. Fans of Rex can now know that the protagonist will visit the United States while on vacation with his family in the fourth book, which is based in 1964. Diefenbunker manager of visitor services Amy Turner said children who are part of school groups and parties invariably visit the Rex Zero room. “It’s a nice alternative for families on the weekends,” she said, adding Rex Zero connects with children in ways static displays can’t. “It’s a much more personal experience.” Admission to the Rex Zero room is included with all Diefenbunker visits. See or call 613-839-0007 for information.


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projector, portraits of the Queen and Diefenbaker, as well as a roll-down map bearing a patch of land marked U.S.S.R. This is where the Cold War connects with kids. Instead of trying to imagine adults scurrying about, worrying about war, visiting children can consider the era as a pre-teen who was right there. Wynne-Jones grew up in Ottawa’s west end at a time when atomic war was a very real possibility. He recalled a day when the city’s air raid sirens were tested and he thought his life was about to end at the bottom of a mushroom cloud. “You knew every detail of annihilation,” Wynne-Jones said, While youngsters who read the Rex Zero books absorb the Cold War atmosphere, Wynne-Jones said they often have questions about day-to-day life as a child in the 1950s and 1960s. “I talk to kids all over North America about the differences between now and that age,” he said. “They’re interested, but at the level of play, which is how it should be. “Kids can’t believe the freedom we had. I was out on my bike all day and my parents never knew where I was.” He said today’s kids can’t imagine a world without video games.

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Council explores idea of Perth Ambassadors BY CATHY JAMES


While shopping in downtown Kingston with a friend this summer, Perth Coun. Beth Peterkin was approached by a man dressed in period clothing. Handing them a visitor guide, he answered questions Peterkin and her friend had about the city, offering suggestions for shopping and dining. The man is a Welcome to Kingston Ambassador, and it was an idea thrown around the Perth council horseshoe this past week. In his annual report reviewed by council at its Nov. 9 committeeof-the-whole meeting, Perth’s town crier Brent McLaren, outlined the concept and success behind the Welcome to Kingston Ambassador program. Implemented in 2007, these ambassadors are an on-the-street, visible visitor aid providing assistance to out-of-town travellers. Volunteer ambassadors distribute visitor information and other promotional materials encouraging travellers to explore and experience the city. They are volunteers dressed in distinguishable attire with a “Welcome to Kingston” emblem, and they offer a helpful and friendly contact for visitors to the Limestone City. Each summer, they assist more than 5,000 guests. “Our Tourism Ambassadors have been a tremendous asset in helping answer visitors’ questions and providing insights and personal experiences into all

the great things to do in Kingston. If you enjoy meeting people from all over the world, it’s a great way to be active and enjoy the out of doors, plus you get to share your love for Kingston,” states Chris Whyman, visitor services manager for Tourism Kingston. Whyman is also the city’s town crier, and holds the current World Champion Crier title. In his report, McLaren attributes Kingston’s tourism achievements to Whyman’s creative initiatives, including the ambassador program. “It requires a vision that targets the totality of a visit to any part of the community and even supports events happening away from the area as it vies for their accommodation, shopping and meal dollars,” states McLaren. “It requires all parties to envision a whole-community image that attracts visitors regardless of where music and events are being held.” Upon reviewing his report, Peterkin shared her Kingston experience, and councillors agreed the ambassador program is worth exploring. “This is something we should have a look at, because it’s something to add to what the town

crier is doing already,” Peterkin said. Throughout the week and particularly on weekends, McLaren and his wife, Shelley, stroll the downtown streets of Perth, dressed in period clothing, and provide walking tours and insight about the area. McLaren is often recognized by visitors who spotted the highway signs sporting his photo which promote the town. “That’s all about branding,” said chief administrative officer Tim Simpson. “Getting Brent’s image out there has paid off.” The Town’s director of community services, Shellee Evans, told The Perth Courier she plans to bring this initiative up at the next Heritage Management Committee meeting slated for Thursday, Nov. 25, adding they are ahead of the game when in comes to dressing for the part. “The museum has a variety of costumes that would be suitable for this initiative,” she explained. According to Evans, Coun. Judy Brown has already volunteered to participate in the program, but they will require more volunteers to turn the idea into reality.

PERTH COUNCIL BRIEFS The following are briefs from the Town of Perth committee-of-the-whole meeting held Nov. 9.

Council to pen distaste for potential CP Line derailment Perth town councillors will echo Lanark County’s frustration with the potential CP Rail Ottawa Valley line shut down. Last summer, the rail company pulled its eastbound cross-Canada freight off the OVR in favour of the main line through Toronto. As a result, the number of car loads on the OVR dropped dramatically. The company leasing the line from CP Rail, RailAmerica, terminated its lease with the OVR last December, and two weeks later, CP announced its intent to discontinue and sell the line. Various levels of government now have the opportunity to purchase the line, and are each given 30 days to submit expressions of interest to purchase the remainder of the line at net salvage value, which is estimated to be $90 million. The federal government had first dibs at purchasing the line, but passed up the chance, giving the Province of Ontario until Dec. 6 to determine if it wants to invest in this infrastructure. If not, then OC Transpo then has the option to purchase until Jan. 5, 2011, followed by municipal governments, which have a Feb. 4 deadline. If there are no takers, CP has the green light to dismantle the line, sell the steel and potentially remove the trestles. The County of Lanark has launched a media campaign against the potential closure, asking that residents contact their government representatives to oppose the possible line closure. And the Town of Perth will follow suit. Mayor John Fenik requested to council that they, too, write a letter and submit it the federal government, expressing distaste for the line dismantlement. “We want this process to stop, and the feds have the chance to buy this rail,” explained Fenik. “No one will ever lay these tracks again.” Council agreed, and Fenik will pen the letter on council’s behalf.

Outgoing councillor suggests return to paper ballots

Algonquin College in Perth recently surpassed its fundraising goal for the United Way. Pictured (left to right) are Patrick Murphy (representing faculty), Rob Mitchell and Tara Macaskill (representing students), Debbie Creighton (representing support staff) and Sarah When it comes to municipal voting, the old way Bridson (executive director of the United Way of Lanark County). is the best way according to Coun. Bill White. Submitted photo Though he was not re-elected for the upcoming term, White requested the incoming council consider returning to the paper ballot for the next municipal election. With the online and telephone voting system crashing on election night, White said that it was unfortunate that some residents were not given the opportunity to vote. With optimism, Algonquin for the work United Way does is “My personal view is to go back to the ballot voting,” he said. “I know we are going to have a College Perth Campus began its very much appreciated,” said good council for the next four years, but I would 2010 United Way Campaign with Sarah Bridson, executive director like this council to take a serious look at how we a goal of $3,000. After payroll of United Way of Lanark County. deduction and their United Way “They are one of our strong vote four years from now.” Day, the college surpassed this partners in this community and we are so grateful for their goal with a total of $3,172. On Oct. 7, Algonquin College support.” In 2009 7,616 individuals benePerth Campus held their annual Handing over a 45-page report, the town’s United Way Day. This long-time fited from contributions made to accountant, Howard Allan, offered some good news successful event included various United Way of Lanark County. to council. activities ranging from a 50/50 Last year, United Way raised “It’s fair to say that looking back at 2009, it was a draw to a breakfast and clothing $371,848 and put $245,000 back instable year financially for the town,” he said. to the community. These funds sale. Allan outlined the town’s expenditures, revenues, All hands pitched in for this help children, families, youth, net assets, and inevitably the projected surplus of event including support staff, seniors and those with life chalmore than $1 million. faculty and students. Algonquin lenges on an annual basis. RoughThe detailed report demonstrated the provincial College brought the United Way ly translated, one in every 10 government’s push for better municipal trans- campaign theme of “We’re All In people in Lanark County uses the parency. This Together” to life by involving services that United Way funds. “There is definitely more disclosure in this report everyone at the college. The 16 member agencies are the than in past years,” Allan explained. “This total would not have very backbone to this community Meanwhile, plans for the 2011 budget are already happened had it not been for and the people everyone goes to underway. The Town’s treasurer and director of the participation of everyone when they need help. corporate services, Lang Britchford, submitted a here,” said Lisa Shaw-Verhoek, For information on United Way proposed timeline for budget meetings in the New staff coordinator for the event. of Lanark County, how to run Year. The timeline allows for four nights to receive “Everyone had a part in raising your own workplace campaign, presentations from each town director, the library this money and we are thrilled to donate individually or how you board and the BIA. Following these presentations, have surpassed our goal and help can get involved please call the office at 613-253-9074, visit the council will then review an electronic draft the United Way campaign.” The Perth Campus of Algonquin website at www.lanarkunitedway. budget and meet another two times for budget College has been and continues com or email at unitedway@ deliberations. The meetings will begin in January, with the to be a tremendous supporter of Submitted by the United Way of projected timeline to complete the budget by the United Way. “Their spirit and enthusiasm Lanark County. end of March, 2011.

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COMMUNITY NEWS business New pastor offers glad tidings

Ribbon-cutting ceremony highlights Wilson Street project completion BY CATHY JAMES ‘Tis the season for open roadways, holiday trains and festivals of good cheer. The last weekend of November will mark signature events for the Town of Perth, including the the Wilson Street West roadway’s official opening. The town will host a ribboncutting ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9:45 a.m., to collaborate with the CP Rail’s annual Holiday Train, which is expected to arrive in Perth for 10 a.m. The event’s purpose is to celebrate the construction’s completion and to tell the public that with its upgraded services and soon-to-be attractive new features, Wilson Street is, indeed, open. “We want to let people know we are open for business, and this will kick off the holiday season,” the town’s chief administrative officer, Tim Simpson, told council at its committee-of-the-whole meeting Nov. 9. Mayor John Fenik and councillors will host the ribboncutting ceremony, and they encourage members of the public to take part in the street’s official launch. The reopening of one of Perth’s main throughways also coincides with the busy holiday shopping season.

Free parking in downtown core Complementing the Wilson Street re-opening, local shoppers can put their parking change back in their pockets. As an incentive to encourage holiday shopping within the town’s corridors, the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce initiated a campaign for free parking. Submitting a request to the Town of Perth’s traffic and parking committee, the chamber, with the Perth Heritage BIA’s support, asked that residents and visitors to the downtown core receive complimentary parking in the downtown parking lots and street meter spaces. The chamber proposed that it take effect in time for the Festival of Good Cheer on Saturday, Nov. 27. As opposed to the chamber’s initial request for unlimited parking, the traffic and parking committee instead recommended the Town of Perth allots a four-hour complimentary parking service in the lots and meters. Rather than issuing parking tickets, the proposal also calls for enforcement officers to generate gentle reminders to those parked for more than the complimentary two-hour timeframe on the downtown streets. Regulars to the parking lots will also benefit, as the initiative would slash the monthly permit parking cost in half. Coun. Judy Brown outlined the motion at the committee-of-thewhole meeting Nov. 9. “It would be a worthwhile endeavour, especially because the downtown business area has had a difficult time this year with the construction,” said


Brown. “We’re providing a message that the town is open for business.” Over a three-year average, the town receives $12,000 in parking revenues in December. Despite this potential loss, Fenik agreed with the committee’s recommendation. “It’s an exceptional year,” he said, referencing the Wilson Street construction. “We would remind our friends at the BIA and the Chamber what are committed to doing to promote shopping. I certainly support this.” Council unanimously passed the proposal and the free parking will begin Nov. 27 and run until Dec. 31.

BY ANDREW SNOOK A new face has appeared at the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. Rev. Lewis Massarelli is the newest addition to Perth’s Pentecostal Church at 160 Wayside Dr. Massarelli took over the position of lead pastor on Oct. 24. “I’ve never taken this type of role,” he said. “The time was right and the church became available. The Town of Perth and the people of this church clicked with my wife (Lydia) and I almost immediately when I met with them.” Massarelli worked as a professor for the Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (now called the Masters College and Seminary) in Peterborough from 1990 to 2002. He also has 27 years of pastoral ministry experience. He said that he originally

studied to become an engineer, but decided that wasn’t his true calling. “After high school, my parents encouraged him to go to engineering route,” he said. “They wanted me to get a wellpaying job...when i approached them a year-and-a-half later and told them I wanted to go Bible College they were 100 per cent behind me.” Massarelli said that he and Lydia were impressed with Perth ever since their first visit. “We’ve driven through Highway 7 a million times and were only in Perth once, about eight years ago,” he said. “My wife makes collectable teddy bears and there was a teddy bear show in Perth, we were impressed with the’s not that we thought we were going to live here we just thought ‘Wow, this is a really nice spot.’”

REV. LEWIS MASSARELLI The 51-year-old pastor said that he hopes to assist members of the community help find the spiritual answers they seek. “We all have hurts and things that we carry,” he said. “We come to a spiritual place to look for answers, translating the seeking into finding...helping people find the spiritual answers they need, that they’re looking for, is the most fulfilling as well as most challenging (parts of his position with the church). There’s nothing more thrilling than to be able to show people a path.”

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Holiday up for debate


private member’s bill to make Remembrance Day a statutory holiday in Ontario has sparked debate across the province. Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa McLeod said she’s proposing the bill – and gathering a petition to put a little muscle of public opinion behind it – so citizens can recognize the sacrifices of the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces over the course of our nation’s history. On the face of it, it’s difficult to argue against a bill that proposes to honour our veterans – we might as well debate the virtue of being kind to children. But there is disagreement, even within the Royal Canadian Legion, on the virtue of McLeod’s bill. Every Remembrance Day the province comes to a halt at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, as citizens observe a moment of silence in memory of our fallen soldiers. In our schools, hundreds of thousands of children collect in gymnasiums for Remembrance Day ceremonies. And every year, legions of citizens gather at cenotaphs across the province to participate in ceremonies. Business stops. The province falls quiet. Will making Remembrance Day a statutory holiday encourage more people to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies? Bill Butt, spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Legion, argues the reverse is true – fewer people will attend ceremonies at cenotaphs and in schools if the day is declared a holiday. Given a choice, citizens will find other things to do with their day off, said Butt. McLeod says that’s poppycock, relying on evidence of support from Facebook groups that are demanding the bill. Part of McLeod’s bill proposes to have children participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 10. Certainly, holding the ceremonies on Nov. 11 would have more meaning, so McLeod is relying on parents to voluntarily bring their kids to the cenotaphs on Remembrance Day. Free will and good intentions are always a little dicey. In addition, businesses will remain closed the entire day, instead of just during the ceremony. Ontario is one of only three provinces that don’t recognize Remembrance Day as a holiday – is that a sign of disrespect? Both sides have good arguments; the question remains, what is the best way to honour our veterans, our fallen war dead?

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! Last week’s local landmark was correctly identified by Christine Lyon as the outside of the Perth and District Community Centre. This week’s landmark loves to horse around.

Please sir, turn your head and wheeze


hen Daniel Alfredsson scores a goal, a deafening air horn sounds. When I score, it’s a different noise. Normally it’s a gasp of disbelief from the crowd. I recently played my first game of hockey in years, but I showed that I still had the scoring touch. One rush down the ice and I managed to put the puck in the back of the net. No air horn sounded. Just the unmistakable shriek of bagpipes in the air. That wouldn’t be strange if I were playing for the Loch Ness Shartin’ Tartans, but here in Canada, it struck me as a little odd. “Man, will you stop wheezing. I can’t concentrate,” said my opponent. There were no bagpipes. Just my huffing, puffing and gasping. It had been years since I played. And this was just tabletop hockey. Cotton mouth. Shortness of breath. Aching back. Rubber legs. Drenched in sweat. Man, I need to get into shape. I can’t imagine how many paramedics it would take to revive me if I actually laced up my skates and hit the ice. And to make matters worse, I have a checkup scheduled with my doctor. That is scary enough, because, as a male of the species, a visit to the doctor only happens when a limb is severed during home renovation. And only if the limb belongs to your assistant. If a man loses a limb, he will simply reattach it with

Jason MARSHALL The Way It Is duct tape and ice it down. No need to visit the ER. But I have scheduled the appointment because at my age it is necessary. For my mental health. Another day of nagging by my girlfriend will drive me completely nuts. So in order to keep peace and sanity in my life, I am going to see my family doctor. Since I’ve made the appointment, my mental state has only worsened. I prescribe to the male attitude that if a doctor tells me I’m sick, then I’m sick. Like most guys, I know he’s going to tell me that the freckle on my earlobe is a sign that I have something inoperable and have hours to live. If he doesn’t tell me that, then I’ll be fine. It’s just common sense.

Then there is my stubborn pride. I don’t want him to tell me I have high blood pressure. Or high cholesterol. Or that I need to lose a few pounds. I want to go into his office and be the poster boy for good health. Here’s what I envision when I walk into his office: DOC: “I want you on the treadmill so I can check your heart.” ME: “OK, Doc.” DOC: “This is a real workout, isn’t it?” ME (Red-faced and out of breath): “Uh-huh.” DOC: “Do you need a hand untying your shoes? I’d really like to get you on the treadmill. I have another appointment in an hour.” ME: “I’ll be OK, Doc. I’m in better shape than I look.” DOC: “Well, my nurse told me you hyperventilated while filling out the paperwork.” I know that I can’t fool my doctor. Tests don’t lie. And he’s not blind, either. When my shirt comes off and he mistakenly calls me “Mr. Pillsbury” I’ll truly know that I need to shed a few pounds. Actually, I know I have to exercise more. I realize that I shouldn’t be winded after licking a stamp, pushing down the plunger on the toaster or opening a pill bottle – but I am. I know this, but I don’t like to hear it from anyone else. Lucky for me, I won’t be able to hear him over the sound of the bagpipes.

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Wipe your feet


n the weekend I saw an article about some of the beautiful local homes that will be featured in the upcoming Canadian Federation of University Women’s Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour. I looked at the pretty pictures and sighed a little wistfully. This is the inspiration for this week’s column: Top 10 reasons why our house will never be on a house tour. 10. Architecturally speaking, if one may do so, there’s nothing wrong with our house. It is a lovely example of an 1840s Ontario cottage-style structure, typical for the area, rife with history, full of anecdotes, a family treasure, and so on. Lovingly renovated in the 1980s, unique interior features, etc. The key would be to move all of our stuff out of it in order to make it pretty. 9. Now, by “making it pretty,” I should clarify that, too. It’s not that we don’t have nice stuff; we have many lovely pieces of furniture. Trouble is, you can’t always see them for the clutter. 8. Which brings me to that whole clutter issue. Man, could I go on and on about clutter. Sometimes I joke about being featured on an episode of Hoarders, which is a bit of an exaggeration. If there were a show about Clutterers, though (and possibly there is – I just don’t have time to watch much TV because I’m too busy accumulating paper), then I could probably play a starring role. Me and the people with whom I live, that is. 7. The short people have a lot of


GRAY Past Deadline plastic things. It is amazing how much weird plastic junk accumulates over the years. Toy boxes get sorted periodically, but that is a task that could use a bit more frequency. You know it’s been a long time when one of the kids comes along, digs down deep into the toy box and finds an item that he or she hasn’t seen in two years and either a) doesn’t remember it at all or b) remembers it but greets it as a long-lost friend not seen in, well, two years or so. 6. Speaking of those short people, in Kindergarten they learned more about tidying up than they did at home. I am totally at fault for this because I’m too Type A for my own good. It’s faster for me to do it, but I run out of time to do it and then I stress about not doing it and it just doesn’t get done. In kindergarten, though, the kids learn little songs about tidying up.

Clearly, life is a musical and we should sing more at home. 5. There must be a song out there about dust. I’m a fan of the “Dust if You Must” poem, which highlights how many other exciting life events you can be doing if you’re not dusting but, really, we do have to dust sometimes. I hate dusting. I also have a trinket sign hanging on the wall that says, “You may touch the dust, but please don’t write in it.” Hahaha. Me so funny. Sigh. 4. Speaking of funny, cat hair is hilarious. Gut-splitting stuff, cat hair. I know I could get away with vacuuming less if it weren’t for those darned cats and their tumbleweed hair. 3. What? I’m only on number three? Darn it. I’m starting to run out of things to say about my cluttered house. And I’m also starting to feel a little depressed. Possibly I should hire a housekeeper. 2. You know, I blame my profession for this. For one thing, I would pretty much always rather be writing than cleaning. Secondly, I’m always saving and accumulating books or papers or notes that I think I might be able to use for something later – you know, like the Great Canadian Novel I haven’t quite gotten to writing yet. Of course, by the time I run across all these bits of information later on, I can never quite remember why I kept them in the first place. 1. And the number one reason why our house will never be featured on a tour? Well, obviously, I don’t want all those people tracking dirt into the house.

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OPINIONS Grey ghosts: part of our local wildlife Congrats to young athletes


ou don’t have to be outdoors very long these fall evenings before you hear the howls and yips of coyotes, grey, brushy-tailed creatures that are very much a part of our local wildlife scene. In many areas they are not only maintaining their numbers, but seem to be actually increasing. Yet, except for the odd roadkill or car sighting, these grey ghosts drift around the rural parts of eastern Ontario unseen by most people. Though similar in size to a large domestic dog, coyotes are infinitely smarter. They have to be, to exist in such close proximity to man without the daily handouts made available to the average pooch. The appetite and capacity of a dog the size of a German shepherd, for example, is well known to those who keep them. The appearance of the coyote in the farming country of this province is an interesting story. In spite of being poisoned, hunted, and trapped on the prairies since the 1800s, the coyote expanded its range until today it is found in all but the more northernmost parts of Ontario. Records show the first known coyote was killed in Lambton County, near Sarnia, in 1919. Then, in the late ’20s and early ’30s, pelts of these former prairie inhabitants began showing up at Hudson Bay stores in central Ontario. This eastward expansion continued to follow both the American and Canadian shores of the Great Lakes. Today, most mixed farming areas with a scattering of wood lots, wetlands and heavy hedgerows support a well established brush wolf (as they are called) population. The term “brush wolf,” in relating to these fleetfooted animals, is a name that has some merit, for the


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors coyote has frequently mated with domestic dogs to produce a much heavier animal than the original western species and with much more colour variation. These first crossbreeds, called coydogs, are bolder by nature and are often responsible for the predation of sheep and other small livestock. The reproductive rate of coydogs is also much greater than that of coyotes as the hybrids, like dogs, may breed twice a year. Coyotes, on the other hand, have definite breeding cycles, being reproductively active only during late January to early March. Thus the potential for a high percentage of hybrids among coyotes, especially in the more southerly counties, is very real. Actually, coyote populations seem to reach a peak about every 10 years. Of course, all forms of wildlife benefit from mild winters and the coyote is no exception. It will be interesting to see if the decrease in the deer population affects the usual cycle of the local brush wolves. It is also worthy to note that these grizzly-furred predators might be a limiting factor in the numbers of hares and rabbits

seen locally. In reality, the coyote is an opportunist by nature, utilizing a surprising number of items in its daily diet. Besides smalland medium-sized game, they consume immense numbers of mice, groundhogs and birds. Roadkill, deadstock and carrion are other staple commodities eaten, along with such unexpected food for a predator as apples and corn. Young beaver, muskrat, raccoon and even red fox are hunted by these cunning night howlers. Whatever negative thoughts we may have about the coyote, we still have to admire its intelligence and ability. Unlike the timber wolf and the cougar, it is one of the few native animals that has been able to make the adjustment to the encroachment of human settlement. They thrive in the nearby countryside right up to and often including the outskirts of towns and cities. In such places you will often see the tracks and scats and sometimes even the results of its predation. But all too frequently to the hunter, trapper or farmer, that is all that you see. Unless, of course, you step outside in the quiet of a country night when the grey ghost and his crew will set your adrenaline racing with a howling series of woodland sirens.


ongratulations to all of Perth’s young athletes at St. John and PDCI. I watched a ton of football, basketball and volleyball games over the past few months and all of Perth’s teams should be proud of the great efforts they put forth. An extra big shout out to PDCI’s senior girls’ basketball team for its great run to the finals against Smiths Falls. Great job, girls!

Jully Black Hey everyone, the Perth Performing Arts Committee has set up a terrific night of R&B with Canadian superstar Jully Black performing at the Mason Theatre (13 Victoria St.) on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. I’m a big Jully Black fan, so I’m looking forward to taking pictures at the upcoming concert. Black won the Juno Award for Rhythm and Blues/ Soul Recording of the Year. Tickets are available at Tickets Please at Jo’s Clothes Consignment Boutique (39 Foster St.) or at

Perth’s Got Talent auditions coming soon People of Perth, get ready to showcase your skills at the third annual Perth’s Got Talent. There will be auditions held before Christmas and tickets will be going on sale in the upcoming weeks.


SNOOK Private “I” Dance for Guatemala The Guatemala Stove Project Benefit Dance will be held on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Farrell Hall (186 Gore St. E). Award-winning band Fathead will be performing, with Dave Balfour and friends opening the dance. The event will raise funds to continue building masonry cook stoves for families in the western highlands of Guatemala. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Shadowfax (67 Foster St.) and Coutts and Company (17 Wilson St. E). The event is for adults 19 and older and identification is required. For information, call 613-267-5202.

Keeping rail line intact is far too complex and costly

Dear Editor, In reference to the article ‘Federal government passes on buying up Valley rail line’ (Perth Courier, Nov. 11), all I can think of, is thank goodness the government is not interested in getting into the rail business. We can only hope that such thinking prevails at the provincial and municipal levels also. Operating a railway is a complex business with very high operational costs versus return on investment. Can anyone imagine our municipal representatives trying to make a go of this rail facility? Mississippi Mills Mayor Al Lunney will ulti-

mately be doing his ratepayers a massive disservice in promoting public ownership of this rail line. All sorts of weak business concepts are being put forth in order to try and justify keeping this rail line intact. Even the lame idea of just leaving the rails in place, in case at some future time the line is again needed, is a costly concept. I wonder who Mr. Lunney thinks is going to keep the embankment ditches flowing, signal poles and wiring intact, rail ties from rotting, etc., during the shutdown period. The OVR has had its time in the sun. Eric Halpin, Perth

Ahhh, the joys of old age Each morning, as I read the daily newspaper, I get a bit depressed at all the bad things going on out there. So I set the paper aside and get ready to face my daily routine: bedmaking, dish washing, floor sweeping – oh the excitement of it all. And that’s just part of a normal start to the day. Now that dear husb has had his knee operation (you should just see all those fierce-looking staples in his leg) there are a lot of extra tasks to be tackled. Things he generally deals with: Is it garbage day this week? When do I put the blue box out? What goes into this yellow box? So I start ripping up cardboard cartons, sorting newspapers, etc., and then discover, as I did this week, that after getting up at the crack of dawn, filling black garbage bags with all the leftovers, finding red stickers and dragging it all out into the driveway, that I had the wrong week. Back indoors, low moans

from the bedroom send me scurrying off to lift the swollen leg gently onto the floor as he tries to get up for breakfast. Then another quick dash from room to room in search of the shoehorn so that we can ease his slippers on. By this time I am so breathless and achy myself I have to sit down for a moment before getting the kettle on and the cereal bowls out. As a friend said to me on the telephone recently: “Old age is not for the elderly.” She, too, has been having health problems since her 80th birthday. Another telephone call tells us that our daughter in Bahrain, where she is a naval lieutenant in the Intelligence branch, has just been readmitted to hospital with a tiresome internal infection. Then we learn that a near neighbour we all liked, Bill Robertson, has passed away in the Perth hospital. I worry that we shan’t be able to manage to go to the funeral but we, with the help of our lovely next-


BENDELL Settled In door-neighbours Pat and Dave, work out a way to at least go to the visitation and commiserate with Bill’s widow, Grace. So the walker gets folded into the trunk and David carefully settled in a front seat. Since I don’t drive, we really are grateful for this help. Another friend, Goldie, has already

offered her shopping services, so at least we are topped up with milk, bread and fruit, three necessary staples. And who knows what lurks in the depths of our freezer to be put to use at last? My daughter’s friend comes to stay for the weekend to add her services where needed and a granddaughter and her lovely, practical partner turn up and ask for a list of jobs. I tell them our queen-sized mattress needs turning (done in a flash), our shower rod has fallen down in the middle of the night with a loud clatter and one kitchen door is off its hinges. (I tend to forget just how much nearest and dearest usually does, as needed.) So off they go to buy new hinges, etc., and back they come to fix things. Meanwhile, I puff and limp about, getting us all lunch and attending to our long-overdue messy kitchen floor. (Oh, those blankety-blank white ceramic floor tiles! If there ever is a next time it’ll be dust-coloured, dark

Municipal Connection and driveways during the week of November 15th • Line painting and traffic signals to follow completion of asphalt during the week of November 15th • Pedestrian lights and street lights to be installed the week of November 22nd • Topsoil to be placed following the completion of asphalt and sod to be installed Spring 2011 • Two-way traffic from Foster Street to Sunset Boulevard anticipated by November 19th, weather permitting. Public Skating at the Community Centre Public Skating takes place Saturday evenings from 8-9pm, and Sundays from 11:30am to 1:20pm, with the following exceptions: • Sunday, November 28th – 11:30am to 12:50pm (Blue Wings play at 1:30pm) • Saturday, December 4th – Cancelled • Saturday, December 18th – Cancelled • Saturday, December 25th – CLOSED • Sunday, December 26th – 2pm-3pm Admission for Public Skating is $2.25 per child and $3.25 per adult; families $6.50. There is no charge for the Sunday Public Skating as it is sponsored by the Perth Police Service. For further details on ice schedules please see the Town’s website at or phone 613-267-3311 Ext. 2221.

Upcoming Lecture at the Perth Museum

The Perth Museum will host a special lecture with Max Keeping, Tuesday, November 23rd at 7pm, “Exploring Perth, One Legend at a Time.” For information on the lecture or the Perth Museum, a National Historic Site, please call 613-267-1947.

Industrial Land For Sale

The Town of Perth has serviced industrial lots for sale in the Industrial Park located at the South end of Rogers Road. Prices range from $20,000 to $45,000 per lot depending on size and frontage. The Town of Perth also offers a Municipal Servicing Rebate Program that provides rebates between 50% and 75% of the servicing costs off the price of the lots to businesses that demonstrate environmentally

conscious development. Please contact Shellee Evans, Director of Community Services for further information at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2227.

Wilson Street Reconstruction Update

The mainline water, sanitary and storm sewer installations have been completed for the entire stretch of Wilson Street. Curbs and sidewalks are complete on both sides of Wilson Street from Highway #7 to Foster Street. Concrete centre islands have been installed north of the CPR tracks and south of Highway #7. All roadside catch basins have been installed. Asphalt has been completed on Wilson Street West from Highway #7 to Foster Street. All traffic loops have been installed for the entire stretch of Wilson Street and most driveway and side street tie-ins are complete. Enbridge Gas installations are all complete between Highway #7 and North Street. Street light electrical duct and bases are complete between Highway #7 and Foster Street.

Upcoming Works (Next Two Weeks) Downtown Core: • Final lift of asphalt to be placed on all side streets

North Contract: • Final lift of asphalt to be placed on all side streets and driveways during the week of November 15th • Line painting and traffic signals to follow the completion of asphalt during the week of November 15th • Pedestrian lights and street lights to be installed the week of November 22nd • Topsoil to be placed following the completion of asphalt and sod to be installed Spring 2011 • Two-way traffic from Sunset Boulevard to Highway #7 anticipated by November 19th, weather permitting. 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 asphalt installations.

Wilson Street Opening The Mayor and Council of the Town of Perth invite you to join in a very brief ribbon cutting celebration for the Grand Opening of Wilson Street, to take place on

grey slate for this homeowner.) Then, just as I finish the lunch dishes and sit down to catch my breath, I see out of the corner of my eye that our houseguests are setting to, unasked, to clean and polish fridge, stove and cupboard doors. A lovely scent of cleanliness fills the air and I sigh as I remember how I used to polish everything so often that mother-in-law skidded across my shining floors and ended up clutching my equally sparkling kitchen sink. Nowadays, between rests and arthritis painkillers, I do the best I can, while dear husb awaits an immediate future full of physiotherapy and trips back to the Ottawa General for checkups. Ah well, look on the bright side, Bet. We have wonderful friends, relatives and neighbours and a caring community all around us. So let’s count our blessings and get on with life as best we can. 426972

Sunday, November 28th at 9:45am at the intersection of Wilson Street West and Sunset Boulevard. This ceremony will celebrate the end of a challenging, yet rewarding year of construction on one of Perth’s primary arterial roadways. The opening will signify to residents, visitors and businesspeople alike that the Town has completed the project as planned, on schedule and on budget, providing upgraded utilities, a fully accessible roadway and an aesthetically pleasing and notable gateway to beautiful Downtown Heritage Perth. Please join us as we let the people of our community know that Perth is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

CP Rail Holiday Train Annual Visit The Wilson Street road opening precedes the annual visit of CP Rail’s Holiday Train, on Sunday, November 28th. The festive locomotive, in aid of food banks across the country, will roll into Perth at 10am on the 28th, at the Wilson Street CP Rail tracks. The Mayor, as well as representatives of the Perth & District Food Bank, will be on hand to accept donations, as well as a cheque from CP Rail. Adjacent businesses are cooperating to ensure the event is a success, including Foodsmiths, where individuals can get apple cider and snacks in exchange for a small donation to the Perth & District Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the entertainment on stage, provided by Canadian alternative pop/rock band The ODDS, as well as a visit by the Man in Red himself.

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Council votes to widen Drummond Street P Coun. John McLenaghan said people at an open house held on Nov. 1 at town hall to discuss the Drummond Street issue “basically agree with what we’re trying to do.” He suggested that if the municipality uses discretion in the implementation of widening Drummond Street, it would allay fears of the residents. Town clerk Tom Kent said this week he expects the second and third readings on the weight restriction bylaw to be dealt with at the final meeting of the outgoing council on Nov. 26. The bylaw does not include fire vehicles, farm tractors or municipal or public utilities trucks servicing the area. Emergency vehicles and vehicles delivering or loading in the area would also be excluded. Members of the Drummond Street Committee have said they

50 years ago

More luck with bears than deer


hile some deer hunters in this area are not having too much luck bagging a deer, eight hunters were successful in shooting bears, which has brought them at least $15 each in bounties from Lanark County. Hunters who shot a bear in the township in which they reside in Lanark County, with the exception of Darling and Lavant, will collect an extra $10 from the province. Some townships also pay a bounty, but this only applies to residents. A township must have 25 per cent of its area in agriculture before a provincial bounty is paid. Don McLean, county treasurer, has already paid bounties to the following persons who have shot a bear in Lanark County: Wilmer Lee, Lavant; Art Publow, Dalhousie; Wilfred Millotte, Dalhousie; Ernie Kerr, Bathurst; Mervyn Bingley, Lavant; Pollock McDougall, Dalhousie; Kenny Creighton, Lanark Township; Art Umpherson, Lavant.

Mica mines see activity Limited mining operations have started at the old Stoness Mica Mines on Bob’s Lake, northwest of Westport. The area around Westport has always been the site of limited mining activity, and this fall has not been an exception. Mineralogical surveys are reported underway in the Newboro area again and in the hills back of Westport.

Hunting locally pays off Local and district hunters report varied degrees of success in their annual hunting trips. Judging from entries in the Perth Hunting Contest, those who hunted in the local district are having more luck than those who travelled further afield. Best buck entry since last week was that of Harold Gray of Mountain Grove, who shot his deer in the Clarendon area.

Honouring Canada’s soldiers Remembrance Day, Friday, Nov. 11, was fittingly observed in Perth at the Memorial Gates at the Great War Memorial Hospital, honouring those who had laid down their lives in Canada’s wars. Despite the chilly weather, a large num-

ber of Perth and district citizens card — which it was, in small print. were present. In each of the cases investiCar struck by stray bullet gated, the so-called lucky winA stray bullet ripped through ners were able to answer only two the roof of a car owned by William of the three questions correctly. C. Dunlop of Balderson, while it (The Courier would be glad to was parked last Thursday morn- hear from anyone who answered ing on a road near Patterson’s all three correctly.) When the prospective customLake, in Dalhousie Township.. The bullet pierced the roof er balks at paying out this large above the right rear door and sum, the agent is quick to show struck a metal coat hanger, then how $250 of the $299 can be reangled down and went through covered simply by sending in the the inside of the car near the rear names of 10 new customers. window. Mr. Dunlop said if a person had BORN been sitting on the right of the Bartraw - At the GWM Hospital, rear seat, the bullet would have on Nov. 13, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. struck his head. Laverne Bartraw of Carleton Place, a son. Rural residents targeted Cardinal - At the GWM Hospital, by sales scheme on Nov. 14, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. A rash of complaints by rural Carl Cardinal of Flower Station, residents led this week to an in- a son. vestigation by The Courier of un- McDougall - At the GWM Hosethical high-pressure sales tactics pital, on Nov. 15, 1960, to Mr. and alleged to have been employed by Mrs. Rodney McDougall of RR 7, a Toronto firm known as Z-all Perth, a daughter. Home and Farm Accessories Lim- Pilon -At Oshawa General Hosited. pital, on Oct. 30, 1960, to Roly and Victims, who asked that their Bev Pilon, a son, Timothy Mark. names be withheld for fear of Rutherford - At the GWM Hospireprisal, were unanimous in de- tal, on Nov. 9, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. scribing the agents of the compa- Charles Rutherford of Perth, a ny as “slick,” “fast-talking” and daughter. “smooth.” DIED The sales program generally begins with an orange-coloured Haughian - Suddenly, at Ompah, postcard sent through the mails to on Friday, Nov. 11, 1960, John H. likely prospects: it offers “$10,000 Haughian, beloved husband of in order to encourage the late Agnes Smith. you to complete and return the The preceding was originally questionnaire,” the latter being published in The Perth Courier printed on a portion of the post- of Nov. 13, 1985 as the “25 years card. ago” news. The purpose of the questionnaire is obviously to apprise the 423487-45-10 company of the prospect’s financial status and need for household appliances, which it sells. The next thing that happens is that an agent of the company calls on the prospect and congratulates him or her for having won $1,000 worth of gifts. He “explains” that he or she is one of only three lucky winners chosen in Lanark County. But here’s the catch: before the “lucky winner” can receive any gifts, three simple questions must be answered correctly. This, the agent points out, was previously explained on the company’s post-

believe the underlying reason for According to Klymko, the elethe widening of the street is the mentary-school teachers asked possible development of the for a fact finder and Malcolm downtown-core area. Stockton, who acted as fact finder for the secondary-school teachYorke a winner in race ers, was appointed. A forecasted tight battle in the election race for mayor did not Recommends renovations happen here last night, as Lowell The public institutions inspecYorke won the election in a cake- tion panel has once again recomwalk. Unofficial final results mended major renovations for were: Yorke, 1,329; Tony Noonan, the Perth courthouse, where in825; and William Armstrong, 296. side areas were described as “exElected to seats on council tremely overcrowded.” were: Richard Schooley, 1,560 The inspection panel is made votes; Wayne James, 1,448; Lana up of local citizens chosen from March, 1,434; James Walsh, 1,351; the voters’ list who tour public Bill White, 1,174; and incumbent buildings and comment on the Phil Aston with 1,110. condition of the buildings. Mayor-elect Yorke said on TuesWith regard to the courthouse, day night he felt his addressing the panel stated: “This facility we of the downtown-core issue found definitely needing major helped him win the election. renovations as noted in the previ“My concern over the grocery ous report.” Other inspection store and the downtown core was panels have also noted the need certainly a factor,” he said. “My for courthouse renovations. campaign was quite well organized and I spent a lot of time on BORN it,” he added. Broadbent - At the GWM HospiA decision on the downtown- tal, on Oct. 31, 1985, to Mr. and core site, consideration of an al- Mrs. Steven Broadbent of Perth, ternative traffic route, annexa- a son, Jason Edward. tion and housing should be the DiCola - On Nov. 4, 1985, to Jim priorities of the new council, said and Kathy DiCola of Perth, a Yorke. “I guess he (Yorke) got out daughter, Rebecca Marie. and worked harder,” commented Partington - On Oct. 31, 1985, to second-place finisher Noonan. Greg and Ann (nee Wendleboe) Noonan said he may have started Partington, a son, Jeffrey James. campaigning too late in the race. “Maybe people just wanted a DIED change,” he added. “Win or lose, Burke - In hospital, on Saturday, it’s been a healthy exercise for the Nov. 9, 1985, Catherine Lake, wife community.” of the late Richard Burke of Glen In the separate school election, Tay. Art Fleming pulled out an upset Clement - In hospital, Ottawa, on victory over long-time incumbent Saturday, Nov. 9, 1985, Erna E. Joe Ryan, winning by 96 votes. Purdon, in her 74th year, wife of Other council votes were as fol- the late Lloyd A. Clement. lows: Eric Devlin, 1,055 votes; Dietrich - In hospital, Perth, on Norman Turner, 822; Brad Kyle, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1985, Cora 755; Terry Stewart, 471; Gordon Lewis, in her 93rd year, wife of Smyth, 380; and Gary Horne, 101. the late John L. Dietrich. It was nip and tuck throughout Sergeant - Suddenly, in Montego the evening at town hall, where Bay, Jamaica, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, results were tabulated. The final 1985, Gordon “Mike” Sergeant, council seat was not known until beloved husband of Lois E. the last ballot. Publow. Wilkinson - In hospital, Perth, No settlement in salary talks on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1985, Norman As things stand at the moment, Wilkinson, in his 90th year, bethere seems to be no immediate loved husband of Mary Donaldsettlement in sight regarding the son. collective agreement of both the Young - In hospital, Perth, on Lanark County secondary/ele- Friday, Nov. 8, 1985, Marion McKmentary school teachers and the innon, in her 86th year, beloved Lanark County Board of Educa- wife of Willis Young. tion. The preceding was excerpted “The secondary-school teach- from the front page of the Nov. 13, ers voted Thursday on the board’s 1985 issue of The Perth Courier. latest offer,” stated Ed Klymko, superintendent of business for the board. Hartington “Where we go Equipment at Perth from here is not is pleased exactly clear, to announce that but the board is Connor Dawson prepared to negotiate anyhas won the time,” he went Kubota on to say. Pedal Toy

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mittee. Rubino said the proposed restriction “might get rid of big logging trucks,” but it still means a lot of commercial traffic for the street. “We’re very disappointed,” Rubino said with regard to the motion to widen the street. “We’ll have to go back to the committee to discuss it,” he said. “We’ll certainly be appearing before the new council to discuss the weight situation,” he added. “I don’t think much of it all, from what I’ve heard of it,” commented Drummond Street Committee member Larry Geroux, on the weight restriction bylaw. On the motion to widen the street, Geroux said, “I don’t like it, but we knew they were going to do it anyway.” He said the committee will likely go before the new council and make recommendations to control speed on the street.

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erth town council voted unanimously at a regular meeting last week to widen Drummond Street from 24 feet to 28 feet during planned sewer work during 1986/87. All members of council voted in favour of the motion in a recorded vote. The street will be widened from North Street to Daines Place. In addition, members of council voted on the first reading of a bylaw which will prohibit truck traffic with a gross weight of 15 tons from the street. The bylaw still has to go through a second and third reading. Residents of the street wanted a restriction placed on commercial vehicles over one ton, unless the vehicles were servicing residents on the street. “That’s totally unacceptable,” commented Tony Rubino, a member of the Drummond Street Com-

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Catch the Nylons Christmas show in Perth Celebrate the holiday with the Nylons Christmas Show, featuring seasonal favourites such as: “White Christmas,” “Joy To The World,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and, “Carol of the Bells,” in a vibrant concert that includes their classics: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Silhouettes” and “Up On The Roof.” Perth’s very own The Oddities – a group of dedicated musicians and singers – will perform with the Nylons. The show will take place on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Mason Theatre, Perth and District Collegiate Institute. This show is also in support of The Walk for ALS, so come out and enjoy an incredible night’s entertainment and help support a very worthy cause.

Tickets are only available at Shadowfax (67 Foster St.). To charge to a credit card, call 613-267-6817 or toll free at 1-800518-2729. Known for its great a cappella sound, dazzling harmonies and smooth arrangements, the group’s immense appeal has taken it across North Amer-ica, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Nylons continue to perform worldwide to passionate audiences and critical acclaim. Visit for more information. With over two million sales and seven gold and platinum recordings, this fourmember vocal group is a true international success story. Submitted by the Oddities.

Tell us about your best holiday experience ever Before you throw down your newspaper in disgust at this early mention of Christmas, stop and think for a minute about the best or weirdest, or most challenging, family holiday you’ve ever had. Savour it for a few minutes and then write that story down. Soon enough you’ll be caught up in all the chores and festivities of the season. Your special memory might settle your holiday nerves or remind you of why you continue to work so hard to put together this celebration.

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Max Keeping to kick off museum series

A night at the movies BY VALERIE FOREST It’s the morning after another great night at the movies, and the songs and dances of two lovely old films – Singing in the Rain and Shall We Dance – are still happily replaying in my mind. Being a film enthusiast, I couldn’t believe my luck when great classic movies began to be shown in Perth: Saturday Night at the Movies, right here. (Remember Elwy Yost?) The Perth Film Society’s Halloween offering was a splendid trio of nowhilarious horror flicks: Dracula, The Cat People and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman – wonderful fun. The venue is charming (the Myriad Centre for the Arts in the Old Perth Shoe Factory on Sherbrooke Street), the fellow moviegoers are cheerful and the popcorn is freshly made and doused with real butter. Admission is $5 for members, and with a $5 membership fee, this is the most

inexpensive antidepressant around. November is a banner month, since there are two movie nights instead of one, which will hopefully be a regular treat. On Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Some Like It Hot and Irma La Douce will be livening up the screen. If you’ve never been, you’ve missed some fantastic shows, including Lawrence of Arabia, Reds, Sabrina, Bringing Up Baby and Pocketful of Miracles, not to mention the Alfred Hitchcock night, the dark westerns and, well, all your old friends are there. So check out the website of the Perth Film Society (www.perthfilms.wordpress. com), pick up a brochure at the Myriad Centre, or call 613-267-9610 for more information. Then come out for an enchanted evening and enjoy a morning-after of delightful movie flashbacks, which will put a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye. See you at the movies!

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BECKWITH TOWSHIP 20th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY Thank you to all the Volunteers that worked so hard to make this event a success! We couldn’t have done it without you! Beckwith Township would like to thank the following for their donations: Beckwith Auto Centre Inc., Beckwith School Council, Beckwith Youth Committee, Boy Scouts , Carleton Place I.D.A., David K. Brunton, Independent Grocer, Ross Trimble, Saunders Farm, The Hero’s Lounge, Wal-Mart. Creepy Crawler Guess Winner: Henry Newton Mystery Prize Winner: John Pollock Stamp for a Chance Winner: Kennedy Blackburn Pumpkin Carving Contest: 1st Prize – Tiffany Walker 2nd Prize – Brooklyn Rose 3rd Prize – Hunter Anderson Special thanks to all those who entered into the Pumpkin Carving Contest. There was a great display this year and we hope to see you back again!

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Year, and has received numerous other awards and citations of his distinguished journalism career and extensive charitable and community work. Keeping is credited with helping to raise more than $100 million for charities in the CTV Ottawa region, and a wing of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is named in his honour. When you hear the name Max Keeping, you instantly associate him with children’s hospitals, fundraising for the underprivileged and disadvantaged, continuously putting the needs of others ahead of himself. When Keeping thinks of Perth, he states, “Perth is so rich in heritage, its residents so easily celebrate their roots, and the entire area [is] so welcoming to all. I feel so at home, so comfortable there.” Submitted by the Perth Museum.

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Max Keeping will visit the Perth Museum to share some of his life stories and most memorable experiences in the town of Perth. For just a toonie donation, the community is welcome to attend this event, and help support the Perth Museum, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Perth Museum (11 Gore St. E.). Keeping will be the first of many guests to take part in the “Exploring Perth, One Legend at a Time” theme, hosted by the museum over the next several months. After more than 37 years as the CTV 6 p.m. news anchor and news vice-president, Keeping is now CTV Ottawa’s Ambassador to the Community. He is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, is a former Ottawa United Way Community Builder of the

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food bank vouchers at Foodsmiths for donation to the food bank. While the holiday season may be a time of giving and sharing with family and friends, it can be a time of stress and sadness for those less fortunate. In Canada, close to 800,000 Canadians are assisted by a local food bank every month. Food banks across the country feel the strain during this time of year, and Foodsmiths is proud to be part of the local campaign to support those in our community who need help. Foodsmiths will also hold a fair trade/local basket draw (valued at $100) with proceeds going to the St. John Catholic High School Cuernavaca travel program in conjunction with the school’s Just Shopping Fair on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. Submitted by Foodsmiths.

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Foodsmiths supports food bank With the holiday season fast approaching, the Foodsmiths team is busy planning for upcoming events in support of local charitable programs and organizations in our community. In addition to the funds raised through its BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) and customer loyalty program, Foodsmiths will promote and support several events over the holiday season. Proceeds from the November BYOB program will be donated to the local snowsuit fund and the December BYOB proceeds to the Perth and District Food Bank. On Saturday, Nov. 20 the team from local radio station Lake 88.1 FM will be live on location at Foodsmiths for the annual Build a Mountain of Food event in support of the Perth and District Food Bank. Customers can purchase non-perishable goods or

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friend’s apartment. I’ve been reading histories of early recording studios and, other than the portability and minimal size benefits computerization has allowed, it sounds like Atomic Tom utilized the same type of creativity to evolve the sound they wanted. Way back in the day, hallways, elevator shafts and washrooms were commandeered to avail those luscious sounds we’ve come to love. Atomic Tom used the same type of resources by placing mikes in the bathtub, hallways and a utility closet for vocals. Tobias’ drumming apparently caused a visit and temporary eviction by New York’s finest on at least one occasion. Atomic Tom has been signed by Universal Republic. Good luck, lads. I think one of the reasons I was so awestruck by the technology Atomic Tom presented was I had just attended the Ontario Council of Folk Festival Annual Conference where over 650 musicians were vying to be signed to various festivals, house concerts and musical events across our fair land. I’ll write more on this at a later date, but, suffice it to say, many artists showcasing there were Tobias’ age and it was quite notable how ‘retro’ their melding of traditional folk with blues or jazz or country stylings seemed to be the bulk of what I witnessed. Granted, we’re speaking of Atomic Tom’s rock/pop/alternative genres compared to far more acoustic genres, but, you know, they’re all shooting for the stars in their own way. Upcoming to Music On McLean House Concerts is the wonderful Nonie Crete and her multi-instrumental accompanist, Eugene Rea on Saturday, Nov. 27. From blues to Celtic, heart-wrenching to whimsical, her original songs and powerful voice has always reminded me of Melissa Etheridge. She’s toured North America and Ireland and hails from Kitchener-Waterloo. To reserve your seat, contact Sue at 613-267-7902. We are thrilled to watch people experience live music in such an intimate setting for their first time, so make the call. You’ll be glad you did. Support live music everywhere.


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came home from work this week and was called to the TV, something rarely on at that time of day, except for one of the many Galaxie music channels. My far better half became aware via messages on her computer that Tobias Smith, a lad from Perth who grew up here, was causing quite the buzz with the band Atomic Tom. On Oct. 15 they had uploaded to YouTube a video of them performing one of their songs, “Take Me Out,� on an operating New York subway car; the four of them utilizing programs on their iPhones to create the various sounds their usual real musical instruments made. Instead of Tobias playing a full set of drums, he was tapping on his phone’s screen in certain places to get a bass drum sound and in another location on it for a snare drum sound. Likewise, guitarist Eric Espiritu utilized a different program to provide guitar sounds like his full-size instrument would do. It starts with lead vocalist Luke White tapping out piano notes on his phone before they all join in and he utilizes his phone as a microphone. All phones were plugged into an amplifier. Check this out at com/watch?v=NAllFWSl998 Since then, well over 3.5 million people have watched it, causing this Brooklyn, N.Y.-based band to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Early Show, and Rachael Ray, to name a few. This promotional subway video was offered up as a unique way to catch the attention and inspire a larger interest in their first full-length album, The Moment, played on regular instruments, currently only available as a download from various digital stores, but coming out in stores on Nov. 22. What a kickstart to this band’s future. Following my viewing of Atomic Tom on TV, I must admit I was a bit blown away. I mean, here’s this kid I watched grow up with my own kids now causing a major stir in New York. Before he left Perth, Tobias’ drumming skills were already evident and recognized. He sat in on several recordings at the Audio Valley Studio when Keith Glass was operating it. I know he toured with George Fox and played in several local bands while in high school. As I recollected, it actually shouldn’t have surprised me that Tobias could be involved with this type of hype. He was always the one who stood out in a school production, one who drove teachers crazy, but they loved his uniqueness and spirit. As I started researching Atomic Tom’s history, this apparent ‘overnight sensation’ has really been a labour of love for the past year and a half. Tobias was the last to join in 2009 and after developing their sound and songs, playing intensely in the New York area and starting to hear audiences sing their lyrics back to them, they started a fourmonth recording regime in a


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MITCHELL: In memory of Doris, Nov. 19, 2009. What would we give her hand to clasp Her patient face to see To hear her voice, to see her smile As in days that used to be But some sweet day we’ll meet again Beyond the toil and strife And clasp each other’s hand once more In Heaven, that happy life. Always remembered, Barb and Doug Munroe Shirley, Russ and Debbie Ramsbottom

Are you looking for a fast-paced, creative and challenging work environment? Is working with energetic, passionate people focused on winning the right place for you? Metroland Media – Ottawa Region office has excellent opportunities for individual’s that are committed to building a career in sales; this is an entry level position with huge growth potential. You will be asked to produce results and devote time and effort required to consistently improve results.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Beacock of Perth are pleased to announce the marriage of their younger son, Tarl, to Tamby Green, on March 17, 2010. The couple reside in Adrian, Michigan where Tarl is a Martial Arts instructor and Tamby is a personal support worker.

Zachary James Elliott Joe & Jesse (Craig) welcome with love their son, Zach, who arrived September 29, 2010, at the Montfort Hospital weighing 8 lbs., 5 ozs. Proud grandparents are Glen and Cathy Craig of Lombardy and Peter and Bonny Ellio of Cardinal.


The candidate we seek will demonstrate exceptional abilities in... • 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



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Nov. 26, 1944 ~ Nov. 8, 2010 At her home in Lanark, surrounded by her family on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 Rosemary M. (Francis) Closs. Loved wife of Allan Closs Sr. Loving mother of Marylou VanKoughnett, Lisa Stone, Denyel (Stuart) McInnis, Allan Closs Jr. (Cynthia Murray), Sonya (Bradley) Nichols and the late Darryl Closs and Joe VanKoughnett. Dear sister of William Francis, Joyce Schonauer, Barbara Hartwick (Larry Rose), Margaret Scott, Katherine Hartwick and Chris Whittman and Robert Francis (Carol Green). She was predeceased by her parents Mary (Hollywood) and Edward Francis and brother Kenneth Francis. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Justin, Chantel, Stephanie, Jennifer, Michael, Coral, Joel, Allana, Brooke, Caitlynn, Brandon, Codey, Jordan, Braiden and Bradley; great grandmother of Paige, Kayleigh, Connor, Cohen, Savannah, Alexis, Daniel, Ethan and Malexis. She will be sadly missed by her life long friends Ab Thompson, Joan Porter, Lori Thompson and her nieces, nephews, all her family and friends. A Celebration of Rose’s life was held on Friday, Nov. 12 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #395 Lanark. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Highlands Food Pantry or Lanark Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated.


Are you looking for a fast-paced, creative and challenging work environment? Is working with energetic, passionate people the right place for you? Do you have a flair for writing? Do you enjoy contributing to a team? Do you have a passion for news and features and capturing the essence of every story? Do you have an eye for design and a willingness to learn? Are you detail-oriented, with superior written and verbal communication skills? Are you web-savvy? Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Reporter/ Photographer for The Advance, located in Kemptville. Primary duties will include interviewing, writing stories, shooting photos and videos and uploading content to the web. Copy editing, layout of pages and proofreading will also be required. The successful candidate will be a confident, motivated, flexible self-starter with extensive news experience and strong news judgment. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop will be considered assets. Qualifications • College or University degree/diploma in journalism or relevant experience • At least two years experience in a busy newsroom • Detail-oriented with superior writing, editing, page layout and English-language skills • A commitment to quality and the ability to manage a multitude of tasks • Willingness to embrace change and advance the corporate vision • Proven results driver • Must be able to work well independently • Ability to be creative and have vision for a strong newspaper layout • Ability to adhere to daily deadlines a necessity Reporting to the Managing Editor - Urban Ottawa Group, the successful applicant for this union position will have news reporting experience as well as the creativity and drive necessary to produce a superior product in constantly changing times. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes by November 26, 2010.


KING, ELEXA MARIE I was born July 21, 2010 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz. I make my Mommy, Victoria and my Daddy, Craig very happy. We have had lots of fun already in just 4 quick months. I also have some very proud Grandparents! Mark and Donna Hall, Chris Gorham, Karen King and RJ Ferguson and Dave and Kathy King. I am very excited to come to Ontario for Christmas to meet all the rest of my family who love me so much! Can’t wait to meet you! ☺

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Following a courageous battle with cancer, our Dad passed away surrounded by his loved ones in hospital in Perth on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at the age of 68. Beloved son of the late Lloyd and Eva Pratt (Larmon). Loving husband of Patsy Pratt (Dowdall). Cherished father of Robert (Trish), Cindy Forget (Norm), and Dennis (Joan) and was predeceased by his son Todd (Janet) in 2007. Dear grandfather of Breanna, Teagan, Benji, Cecilia, Andy, Sara, Cassandra, Joshua, Cody, Kelsey and Sam; great grandfather of Willow, Leo and Marley. Dad will be sadly missed by his siblings, Doris (late Ross) Irvine, Wilmer (Pearl), Howard (Rosemary), Victor (Barbara), Ronald (late Helen), Verna, Gary (Anna), Shirley (Willis) Sargeant, Elaine (Glen Moore) and Brian (Sharon). Fondly remembered by his motherin-law Lenora Dowdall (St.Pierre), numerous in-laws Mary (late Howard) Greer, late Wilbert, Wilbert’s wife Diane and her partner Scott MacDonald, Willard (Arlene), Dave (Chris), Elmer, Barb (Jim) England, Junior (Jo-Anne), Ronnie (Lynn), Jerry, Orville, late Donnie, Debbie (Brent) Hackett, Dwayne (Jocelyn), Steven (Susan), Bonnie (Jeff), Bobby (Jo-Anne). He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many good friends. The funeral service was held for family and friends in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held in Laidley Cemetery, Maberly followed by a time to meet with Bob’s family in the Maberly Community Hall for refreshment and reflection on his life. In remembrance, contributions to a memorial fund of choice would be appreciated. CL22188

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Nellie Edna Sentesty (Grightmire) Nellie passed away Nov. 20, 2009 at age 85, in Dundas, Ont. One year has passed since that sad day When the one we loved was called away God took her Home, it was His will But within our hearts she liveth still. Missed by her many friends, relatives, her eight great-grandchildren, eight grandchildren and spouses, three children and spouses and by Louis, her husband for 67 years


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In Memory of Robert “Bob” F. Gwynne of Perth who passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 in the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Perth site. The arrangements are private for the family and are in care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth, 613-267-3765. CL22173



Arthur Vincent Publow


Following a valiant struggle, Elizabeth (Betty) Lucy Haire with her family by her side, succumbed peacefully to cancer on November 12, 2010. Born in Willowdale, Ont. on July 14 1928, predeceased by her parents Ben and Ella Thackeray, sister Winnie and brother Jack, Betty is survived by her husband David, two sons, David (Margaret) and Steven, two granddaughters, Katherine and Elizabeth whom she cherished, and sister Marjorie (Earl) Roberts of Fenelon Falls. A private service will be held. The family will host a memorial service on May 14, 2011 at the Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation in memory of Betty would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus for their kind and gentle care.

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Peacefully, in hospital, in Perth on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 William Robertson at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband for 59 years of Grace L. (Ross) Robertson. Dearly loved father of Mairi Robertson of Montreal, Christine (Tom) Hutchinson of Innisville and the late Alison Robertson. Cherished grandfather of his six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Dear brother of Betty Wilson, Christina Hutchison, Nan Montgomery and Jim (Nessie) Robertson. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment was held in Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Perth or St. Paul’s United Church would be appreciated. The Robertson family greatly appreciated the attentive care provided by Drs. Jechel and Del Grande and all the wonderful nursing staff on the third floor.


Peacefully, surrounded by his family, in hospital, Perth, on Saturday, Nov, 13, 2010, in his 82nd year. Arthur Vincent Publow, dear son of the late Frank and May Publow. Art was the beloved husband of 53 years, to Evelyn (Murphy) Publow. Dearly loved father to Robert and Maryanne (John) Burns, and cherished Poppie of Matthew and Michaela Burns. Art was also predeceased by brothers; Lawrence, Bill (Hildred), Jack, Charlie (Betty), and Sister Mary Publow, as well as brothers-in-law; Gordon Coutts, Joe Paquette, Elmer Paquette, and sistersin-law; Rita Paquette and Helen Sterr. Mr. Publow is survived by his brother Joe (late Frances), and sisters-in-law; Eileen Publow, Edna Coutts, Patricia Murphy, Doris Paquette, brother-inlaw Pat Sterr, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation took place at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 38 Wilson Street, East, Perth. Thence to interment at St. John Cemetery, Perth. Mr. Publow’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082

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Eileen B. Glass Born in London, England June 30, 1920, Eileen died in Perth, at the Great War Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 with family by her bedside after a mercifully brief struggle with cancer. Eileen served in the WAAF during the London Blitz, and came to Canada with her husband Dave “Pete” Glass after WWII and settled in his home town of King City, Ontario. Eileen travelled often, most recently (unaccompanied) to England this past summer to visit her four sisters Dorothy, Joan, Rosemary and Valerie. She lived on her own, loved to bake and entertain, and drove her own car until she was hospitalized just after Thanksgiving. Eileen is survived by children Diane, David (Celia) and Keith (Erin), and grandchildren Nikki and Stephen, Matthew and Erin, and Andrew and Ivy – who will miss her deeply. Very special thanks to Mum’s physician, Dr. Stephanie Popiel, as well as Drs. Del Grande and Moore, and the wonderful nurses who helped Mum with such compassion through her last weeks. Cremation has taken place. Services for Eileen were held privately for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613-2673765.

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Peacefully, at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Art will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marion (Marritt) Starr. He was the loved and respected father of Robert Staley, Susan Starr, Mareen Starr-Ellis, Will Starr (Penny Foxwell), Jane Adshead (Roy) and Sheila Starr (Craig Gonder). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Andy, Kim, Ian and Alison, Melissa, Jennifer and Andrea, Arthur and John, Allison and Cody, Adrian and Melanie, Janet and Emily, his 14 great-grandchildren, his sister Mary Arnold and many good friends. Arthur was predeceased by his brother Jim Arnold. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake, Kingston on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the age of 60. Rick was the loved son of the late Fred and Phyllis (McGarry) Martin, brother of the late Patricia Hartwick. He will be sadly missed by his sister Lori Martin of Perth, her children Paul Martin of Kingston and Jennifer Martin of Perth and many good friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Perth.



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will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Perth (115 Christie Lake Rd.). • The Lanark County Grannies will host Kazuri, a Christmas sale of African Kazuri jewelry, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 (26 Beckwith St. E.). The proceeds go towards the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For more information, call 613-264-1025.

Thursday, Nov. 18 • The Perth Bible Hour will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Stewart School’s library. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Murray McLeod at 613-267-3012. • Film Night International presents Nowhere Boy (United Kingdom, 14A), a portrait of John Lennon’s late teen years in Liverpool, based on a memoir written by his half-sister. The showing will take place at Premier Cinemas at 7 p.m. (11 Main St. W., Smiths Falls). Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds go towards the Perth and District Union Public Library and Smiths Falls Public Library. For infor-mation, call 613-267-1224 or visit www.filmnightinternational.blogspot. com. • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host a shuffleboard event at Watsons Corners Hall at 11 a.m. Bring a brown-bag lunch. For information, call 613-259-5447. • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host line dancing at the Middleville Community Centre at 11 a.m. For more information, call 613-259-5447. • The Butterfly Fan Club, Perth and District Breast Cancer Support Group, will host its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Perth Family Health Centre (33 Lewis St.). • St. John Catholic High School will host the Just Shopping Fair from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20 • The Christmas Nostalgia Toys and Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 in Perth (26 Beckwith St. E.). Call Susan at 613-267-4400 to reserve a table. The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Branch 244 will host a bake table at the craft show. • The Rideau Pastoral Charge of the United Church will host a lunch and bazaar at North Crosby Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark will host its birthday party with entertainment starting at 2 p.m. • The Guatemala Stove Project Benefit Dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Farrell Hall (186 Gore St. E.). See story on page 16. • There will be a Christmas luncheon and bazaar at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church (12 Harvey St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • A fundraising bottle drive will take place at St. John Catholic High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will support St. John Catholic High School students travelling to Cuer-navaca, Mexico.

Sunday, Nov. 21 • The Watsons Corners Hall Christmas Shopping Party will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Goodfellow golden in Victoria BY ANDREW SNOOK Perth’s golden girl of rowing has struck again. Kate Goodfellow rowed her way to victory at the Canadian University Rowing Championships in Victoria, B.C. on Nov. 7 in the 1.85-kilometre University Heavyweight Singles division. She won the race with a time of 7:49.22. “It took me a few minutes (to realize I won),” Goodfellow said. “I couldn’t really think straight at the end of the race, I was exhausted. It seemed pretty surreal for a while.” The 21-year-old rower is currently in her third year at the University of Ottawa, where she is studying psychology and physiotherapy. She hopes to become a physiotherapist. “I’m enjoying it,” she said. “It’s

busy balancing school, work and rowing.” Goodfellow said that she works between 20 and 25 hours a week, on top of her university course load and rigorous training. She wakes up for rowing practice every morning at 4:30 a.m. “It just forces you to use every spare moment,” she said. “I do my homework on lunch breaks at work. You end up sacrificing a lot of other things.” The gold medal capped an extremely successful first season in individuals’ competition for Goodfellow. Over the fall semester, she competed in several individual events, and performed well at all of them. She won the 40th annual Head of the Trent on Oct. 2 in Peterborough, placed second at the Brock Invitational on Oct. 16 in St. Cath-

arines, and earned a silver medal at the Ontario University Championships held on Oct. 29 and 30 in Guelph. Goodfellow’s next short-term goal is to train throughout the winter in preparation for tryouts for Canada’s Under-23 team in June. The World Rowing Under-23 Championships will be held from July 21 to 24 in Amsterdam. “I feel prepared right now, I know it’s going to be a lot of intense training through the winter,” she said. “I feel I set myself up well for the training. We train on the ergs six days a week as well as weights, cardio and core twice a day.” Goodfellow said that her longterm goal would be to make Canada’s Olympic team. “My long-term goal is to make the Olympic team, but not 2012 (London 2012 Olympic Games),”

Perth’s Kate Goodfellow recently competed at the Canadian University Rowing Championships in Victoria, B.C., where she won a gold medal in singles competition. Andrew Snook photo she said. “A lot of female rowers got lots of time. 2016 is more peak in their late 20s, I’ve still realistic if any time at all.”

Perth committee looking to create affiliated running club with Athletics Ontario BY ANDREW SNOOK A few of Perth’s running residents are looking to form an official running club that would be affiliated with Athletics Ontario (AO). The founding committee (Terry Stewart, David Eggleton and Mary Stewart) sent out a mass email looking for people interest-

ed in forming an executive committee before the end of 2010. “With the Ottawa Lions Club being the only competitive club you can join locally, it’s a long drive,” Terry said. “I think there’s an opportunity as an official affiliated club to get a place for high-school athletes and masters (aged 35 and older) level to compete.” Terry said that the club could perform a variety of useful ser-

vices for local runners, including organizing races, promoting running and developing scholarships for high-school runners. “There’s good work that could be done by the club,” he said. “While there would still be charitable races, there could be some money going towards promoting local races as well. I just think there can be a lot of fun in this.” The committee needs a total of

six people to form the executive, but will keep names of people interested to form subcommittees for specific events as well. Some of the other ideas that the founding committee has for the running club include: scheduling club group runs, organizing local races, annual members’ dinner, developing and recruiting local coaches, and creating scholarships for high-school runners.

Terry said that he is hoping to organize fast enough to send a registration form to AO before the end of 2010. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Running Goat, at 72 Foster St. Anyone interested in joining the committee can contact the Running Goat at, or call 613-264-8904.

Butler bringing offensive punch to B-Sens By Rob Brodie Bobby Butler takes pride in his play at both ends of the ice. But there’s one thing in particular about him that opened the Ottawa Senators’ eyes last spring. And already, the 23-year-old native of Marlborough, Mass., is showing plenty of it for the Binghamton Senators. When the Senators signed Butler as a college free agent, he came to the organization heralded as the leading goal scorer (29) in NCAA Division I hockey for the New Hampshire Wildcats. Now the American Hockey League is seeing that touch around the net. During the weekend of Nov. 5-7, the 6-0, 180-pound forward racked up seven points in three games, including a hat trick in a 5-0 triumph over the Syracuse Crunch. That followed another three-point effort (one goal, two assists) in a 7-3 whipping of the Adirondack Phantoms. With 10 goals and 15 points in his first 13 games this season, Butler ranked No. 2 among all AHL rookies in both categories. Clearly, he’s adjusting quickly to the minor pro game. “Bobby’s been very good,” said Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray, who oversees the organization’s top affiliate in Binghamton. “The

coaches are real happy with him. He’s got very good stats for a first-year guy. He’s a little older than some of the guys, but he’s still a first-year player and he’s showing his pedigree. He’s a top prospect and we do expect him to play that way.” Butler made a strong push to make the big club during training camp, but the numbers game didn’t play out right for him. But Binghamton head coach Kurt Kleinendorst sees a player who is NHL ready in a lot of ways already. “Bobby was close when he left (training camp),” said Kleinendorst. “In fact, Bobby’s probably the kind of player that, under the right circumstances, could be playing in the NHL right now. But I will say there’s a beneift to what he’s experiencing right now in the American league. He gets to play in all situations. He’s playing on the power play, he’s playing penalty kill, he’s doing 5-on-5. “He’s playing 18, 20, 22 minutes a night and getting used in all situations. And he’s learning how to play the game and be responsible defensively. He can hone his craft in the American league that when he comes up here, he’s more prepared to stay.” All of that is fine with Butler, who considered himself adept at both ends of the ice during his years at New Hampshire, where he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award last season as the top player in U.S. college hockey. “In my four years there, I always thought I was sound in the defensive zone,” he said. “That was one of the biggest parts (of the game) that the coach didn’t have to worry about with me, being able to put me in all situations. It’s a little different and everything’s faster (in the AHL), but that was one of the good parts of my game, the defensive zone. And you generate offence from good defence.” Still, Butler knows that it’s his nose for the net that is the key to eventually earning full-time employment with the big club. “It’s been pretty good,” he said of his start in Binghamton. “I feel good out there and I’m getting some chances. The more chances I get, the better it’s going (for me). Right now, so far, so good.” He senses improvement in his overall game with each passing week.

“We’re learning something new every day and the coach tries to instill something new in us every practice,” said Butler. “Every week, I’ve learned something new and I try to put it into my game, whether it’s individually or for the whole team.” Butler and the BSens are headed to Scotiabank Place on Nov. 26, when they’ll face off against the Hamilton Bulldogs, the top affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. The two teams played Nov. 6 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, with the Bulldogs earning a 5-2 victory.

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November 18, 2010 - THE PERTH COURIER - PAGE 19 The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings won their weekend games against Shawville and Stittsville to extend their winning streak to four games and keep control of first place in the EOJHL Valley Division. Perth played host to Stittsville on Friday, Nov. 12 and defeated the Royals 5-1. The Blue Wings scored twice, 80 seconds apart, on goals from Blair Barr and Gio Falsetti, to go ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes of play. Perth’s Zach MacMillan put his team up 3-0 with a goal late in the second period. Stittsville’s Mitch Kerwin broke the shutout five minutes into the third period, but that was as close as the Royals got to a comeback. Blue Wings Mark Vradenburg and Dan Weir scored in the final period to put the game out of reach. “I thought we had a really solid game,” said Steve Sundin, Blue Wings head coach. Perth outshot Stittsville 41-33, with goaltender Troy Anderson stopping 32 of 33 shots to pick up the win. On Sunday, Nov. 14, Perth travelled to Shawville and defeated the Pontiacs 6-4. The game see-sawed back and forth as each team struggled to hold the lead. The Pontiacs opened the scoring early in the first period, on a

goal by Dave Hobbs, to take the lead 1-0. Perth grabbed the lead on goals 20 seconds apart from Brett Lewandowsky and Dan Weir to take the lead 2-1. Shawville tied the game 2-2 with less than a minute to play in the period on a goal by Jimmy MacMillan. The Pontiacs regained the lead in the second period and were ahead 4-3 in the final minute of play, but Perth’s Ben Minkus tied the game on the power play with two seconds left to go into the final period tied 4-4. Blue Wings Shawn McGillivray and Josh MacMillan scored in third period to help Perth pick up the victory. Dan Weir was the team’s top performer, scoring a goal and adding three assists in the Blue Wings victory. “He’s been playing really well for us,” Sundin said. “Especially since we moved him to defence when Nick Brunet got hurt.” Although Perth walked away with a victory, Sundin said that he was not happy with his team’s overall performance. “We don’t seem to play well when we go up there (Shawville),” Sundin said. “We came out with two points and we have a fourgame winning streak; I’m really pleased with that.” Perth’s next game will be against the Renfrew Timberwolves on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:45 p.m. at the Perth and District Community Centre.

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The Perth/Lanark Minor Midget rep team headed to Brockville on Oct. 25 for a game against the Braves. The Wings were really hustling and had double the shots on net than their opponents and a threegoal lead by the end of the second period. Chris Cardinal scored the first goal, with Jakob Erwin and Brock Liko assisting. Cody King netted a goal less than two minutes later and Dakota Henry sunk the third goal five minutes after that, with Aaron Moore and Evan Noonan assisting. Brockville scored at the top of the third period. The game intensified and at 4:22 a fight broke out in the Wings’ end. When all was said and done, both Wings’ defencemen and the goalie were sent off the ice with five-minute majors for fighting, along with one Brockville player. With Brockville being given a 5-on-3 advantage, they were able to score two more goals. The officials finally called the game almost 10 minutes past the allotted 80 minutes, leaving the game a 3-3 tie. The mismanagement of the running time was challenged by

Perth/Lanark and the score was later revised to 3-2 for the Wings. The team met the Smiths Falls Bears on Perth ice on Oct. 28 and came away with a 3-1 win. Erwin made a smart pass to Moore mid-period which yielded the Wings’ first goal. Despite their short bench, the boys were playing well and keeping themselves out of the penalty box, unlike their opponents. In the second frame, however, that changed dramatically with Perth/Lanark warming the penalty box bench far too often. In the third period both teams apparently liked the accommodations provided by the sin bin. The home team still seemed to have the upper hand and at 9:52 Tom Coyne netted a backhander to bring the score to 2-0. If the team didn’t already have an excuse to be tired with low numbers, playing 5-on-3 a few minutes later sure gave it to them. Smiths Falls took advantage at the five-minute mark. With less than a minute to go, the opposition pulled their goalie and the Wings scored an unconventional empty-netter as Henry’s stick was broken by Smiths Falls as he converged on the net to score.

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New research in the field of regenerative medicine may help change this. If it does, it could happen at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director at OHRI is leading research that asks “what if we can help the heart repair itself?” The question could be lifted right off a Star Trek script. Instead, it is the basis of a new therapy and an upcoming clinical trial developed by Dr. Stewart. The therapy involves harvesting “regenerative cells”, sometimes called adult stem cells, from the blood of patients a few days after their heart attack. Then, growing the cells in a lab, where they would be given genes that make them more powerful. Finally, cells would be injected back into the patient’s heart in order to get rid of scar tissue and regenerate healthy new tissue. Dr. Stewart’s clinical trial begins later in 2011. It will be the first in the world to test a combined cell and gene therapy in people with heart disease. It will include 100 patients in Ottawa and two other Canadian cities. To find out more, please visit centres/StemCellResearch/default.asp Nicolas Ruszkowski is VP, Communications and Outreach at The Ottawa Hospital. Each week, he will share behind-the-scenes insight from the hospital. E-mail him your questions or comments at

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This week, we remember the veterans who served us in World War I, World War II, or more recently in places like Afghanistan. My thoughts go out to my maternal grandfather, Guy de Puineuf, a veteran of the French Resistance in World War II.

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STEELE Thank you, Perth citizens and surrounding area, for the huge turnout at the cenotaph on Nov. 11. This made our veterans and serving military very, very proud. On Nov. 18, Veterans’ Service Officer John Morrison will be at the Legion to discuss any questions regarding pensions and benefits. You do not have to be a Legion member. All veterans and their spouses are welcome to contact Bill McKenzie at 613-267-4448 to set up an appointment. We are approaching our winter sports program, with Zone snooker in Perth on Dec. 1, Zone cribbage in Lanark on Dec. 4 and District curling in Petawawa Dec. 3 to 5. For more information or to sign up, check the back sports board in the lounge. On Saturday, Nov. 20, we are having a roast beef or pork dinner with all the trimmings for only $15 each. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and entertainment follows with Two For The Show. Tickets are available at Brankin’s Plumbing or at the branch. Veterans’ appreciation afternoon was hosted yesterday (Nov. 17) with entertainment by Carol Husband. Our general meeting on Monday Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. is also our annual inspection by Zone officers. Please help us make a good showing at the meeting with your attendance. The early-bird membership campaign is still on, so join up now to avail the rush. Lest we forget


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School spirit building at PDCI The students at voices (literally) on Perth and District theannualLEADDay Collegiate Institute held in September, have settled into yet created to welcome another school year. them to high school. We’re focusing this The activities could year on promoting not take place at school spirit and Conlon Farm as was unity of the stuplanned due to the dents. weather, but did that PDCI is continustop them? Of course ing the tradition not! started last year The Grade 9 stuof intramural dents were sorted houses to promote into their houses a little friendly and participated competition and to in their games and increase our school competitions in the Big Blue spirit. The senior halls of the school students of PDCI instead. After a day who were not assigned houses of running all over the school and last year were sorted and received competing amongst one another their house bracelets. Some in some downright loud activities, rather interesting and quirky the ninth graders got to know each activities (such as ‘Who Knows other and the school a bit better. the Nose?’) are taking place at the PDCI has definitely made its school now and everyone is vying mark on the athletic scene so to gain points for their houses. far this year. The senior boys The ninth graders raised their volleyball and senior girls



basketball teams are both dominating in their leagues and are headed to the finals. The Blue Devils also had a very successful cross-country running season. At the Lanark County finals, the senior boys’ and senior girls’ teams both earned first place for PDCI thanks to the number of combined points they received from the individual runners. Way to go, Blue Devils! Student council has also had a very busy beginning to the year. The Welcome Back Dance and the Halloween Dance were both very successful, as well as the Student Price Cards being sold at a discount price to raise money for the school. The student council members trav-

elled to Niagara Falls from Nov. 7 to 9 for the annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference, where they met and interacted with students from all kinds of other high schools across the province. The PDCI Concert Band has already been on a trip this year as well. The musicians travelled to Kingston to perform at the Ontario Small High School Summit, a conference for teachers and principals from all over the province.

The drama club is busy working away at its winter musical, Snow White. The play will be performed for the students of elementary schools in the Perth area during school days, and one public performance will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12. PDCI is definitely in for a busy year, filled with house activities, sports tournaments, fundraisers, and drama and music performances. Have a great year, everybody!

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Great location on the main street in the downtown core of Perth for this thriving retail florist business on street level with 1500 square feet of show room/display, work area & storage. Another 24x28 foot heated storage building at rear with further 100 ft. Open lot behind. 2nd and 3rd level houses a 2000 square foot apartment, 3+ bedrooms, 1.5 baths, separate side entrance. Currently rented. Financial documents available to qualified buyers. Broker - Paul Martin / Sales Rep. - Bob Ferguson 613-264-0123

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$ 258,900 - 6.84 ACRES, 394 KENYON RD. What a lovely setting, sits up on a little knoll with beautiful 6.84 acre grounds & wooded area surrounding it - excellent access on paved road only 10 minutes to downtown Perth, this 1536 sq. ft. log bungalow has seen many updates & renovations completed in the past few years. Very bright & cheery interior with the log walls exposed, new flooring throughout most of both levels, beautiful fieldstone fireplace with pine mantle highlights the spacious liv rm., country sized eat-in kitchen has loads of counter & cupboard space, new counter top & built-in dishwasher. Laundry, 2 bedrms, 4 pce bath finish off the main level. Lower level has family rm with exterior access, bedrm & rec. rm (could be 4th bedrm). 24x24 detached garage/workshop, single att garage, central air, newer oil furnace & oil hot water tank, paved drive, fenced yard area (great for kids/pets), greenhouse, studio/playhouse, gazebo, waterfall & pond. MLS# 091191101021304 Sheri, 613-812-1215

$349,000 - Built around 1890 this Tay riverfront home is tastefully renovated and is situated in the core of heritage Perth-while retaining the character and charm of the period this home has had updates to plumbing, wiring, roof, windows with a new hot water broiler. MLS® #: 092101003510400 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

$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

Investors and First-time Buyers - Renovated 2 storey brick home in the heart of heritage Perth. Previously duplexed but also great as a single family home. Call for details and updates. $255,000. Christian Allan & Norene Allan 613-812-0407





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

$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

Great location on a quiet residential street in Perth - adorable 2+1 bedroom brick home. Joanne 613-812-0505

$214,900 - Duplexed / semi-attached 2 storey with full basements. 37-39 Cockburn St., Perth. Both sides have 3 bedrooms and full bath up with kitchen, dining & living areas on main level. Both long term tenants own their appliances. No leases in effect, rent increases possible. Severance potential (minor variance req’d). 1.5 Car detached garage empty but rentable. MLS# 764323. Sales rep. - Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871






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

HELLO OTTAWA COMMUTERS! $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. Front porch overlooks pond. MLS# 774774. Sales rep. - Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

Lovely 4 bedroom full 2 storey red brick farmhouse - huge wrap-around verandah perfect for outdoor entertaining & enjoying the beautiful view- large kitchen open to the dining room - hardwood & original flooring throughout - newer windows with lots of light. $399,000. Call Joanne 613-812-0505

PRIVATE SETTING, stone farmhouse on 13.27 acres - 2 full baths, main floor laundry, original woodwork throughout,ceramic tile in kitchen, large foyer, garage has been turned into family room with woodstove, newer kitchen with separate dining room living room has new flooring - lovely setting - driveshed/barn on property. $439,000. Call Joanne 613-813-0505

Absolute gem. Renovated 1.5 storey 3 bedroom home. Improvements since 2005 include exterior siding, doors, windows, roofing, decking, plumbing, wiring, kitchen, bathroom, interior walls, trim, and flooring. Meticulously cares for and sitting on a phenomenal lot. $169,900 Christian Allan & Norene Allan 613-812-0407





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

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

CROSBY LAKE - Mmmm – lovely cedar aroma! Meticulously maintained, charming cedar 2 bedroom cottage plus sweet sleeping cabin. Great swimming! Clean spring-fed lake close to Perth and Westport! $269,000. MLS #769020

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

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RIVERVIEW CONDO! - 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.



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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November 18, 2010