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The Lanark OPP is investigating a sexual assault that took place on Nov. 14 at approximately 7:45 p.m. in the Village of Sharbot Lake. A teenage female was walking home when she was approached by an unknown male who knocked her down and sexually assaulted her. This incident was reported to police on Nov. 19. The male is described as a white male, between 5-foot-9 and sixfeet tall, with a slim build. He has short hair and a deep voice. The male is believed to be between 20 and 40 years of age. Any person with information is asked to call Lanark County OPP or Crimestoppers at 613-2672626.

Beware of scam The Lanark County Detachment Ontario Provincial Police want residents to be aware of a telephone scam where the caller claims to be operating on behalf of the federal government, offering a means to offset hydro billing costs. Ontario Hydro confirmed that the scam is wide-spread. The alleged program offers customers a unit that they can plug in close to where the supply enters the home. It is supposed to give a more accurate “digital” reading and allow the customer to save an average of $90 per month. The caller is charged a fee for the delivery and supplying of the unit, which has ranged from $38.95 to $109 in different phone calls.



shortcut between their homes. The two couples lived about 80 metres from each other for 11 years. Louise said she and Don – who are both retired – felt like Madaire and Paquette’s adopted parents. “We saw them more often than our own kids,” she said. Louise said there were no signs of upset in the Madaire-Paquette relationship. If anything, they doted on one another, acting like newlyweds, she said. They were both bilingual and called

each other “mon cheri” when doing each other favours such as fetching a drink. They ended phone calls with each other with a “Je t’aime.”

A grandmother has been charged with killing her commonlaw husband after the OPP were MONDAY EVENING called to a home on Montgomery Police are likely piecing toRoad, near the village of Lanark, gether the sequence of events on on Nov. 15. the Monday evening of Madaire’s The murder of Gerald Madaire, death. 46, has shocked friends and Don said Madaire was expected neighbours who describe him to be at work all day in Ottawa’s and Lucie Paquette – his partner east end, returning home at of 13 years – as “lovebirds” who around 9:30 p.m. Both Madaire couldn’t get along without each other. The OPP arrived at the home on the evening of Nov. 15. The police force has been tight-lipped about evidence at the scene, but has confirmed foul play is suspected, and they have charged the 47-year-old Paquette with first degree murder. Paquette has a daughter from a previous marriage, and that daughter has a three-year-old son. Neighbours Don and Louise Mitchell were very close with Madaire and Paquette. Louise said the day of the murder came with shock after shock. First the OPP informed them of Madaire’s death, and then they learned from a TV report that he was murdered and that Paquette had been charged. “I thought he must have had a heart attack,” Louise said on Sunday afternoon in her living room, which is within sight of the Madaire-Paquette modular home, where the OPP continue to work. “His brother died at same age. There were heart problems in the family.” “I can’t believe we’ll never see him again,” she added. “We were like family,” said Don, pointing out a path the Gerry Madaire, left, with his common-law wife Lucie Paquette. neighbours cut through the Paquette has been charged with first degree murder after Madaire grass in their yards to provide a was found dead in the couple’s home on Nov. 15 Submitted photo

Saying goodbye

Giving thanks Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County held its annual appreciation dinner on Nov. 16. 3

LONG-DISTANCE CALL A long-time friend of Madaire’s may have been the last person to speak with him. Harvey Tully of Medicine Hat, Alta., said Madaire called him from home at about 3 p.m. Central time; 5 p.m. here in Ontario. That time doesn’t match up with Louise’s observations about Madaire’s car missing from his driveway. “He was a very good friend for 33 years,” Tully said. “We used See ‘Spouse charged’, Pg. 3

Jully Black at Mason Theatre Nov. 27 The Odds to and social networks I can totally to see the kind of impact her BY ANDREW SNOOK speak to my fans. If you say personal blog has had on her

Long-time councillors Eric Devlin and Bill White will be leaving office on Dec. 1. 2

and Paquette worked at Solisco Tri-Graphic Printing, a book printing shop on Industrial Avenue. Paquette was recently laid off from her job, although the Mitchells both said she liked being off work and didn’t want to be called back to her position. Louise said Madaire’s car wasn’t in his driveway at 6 p.m., but was there at about 7:30 p.m. when she went looking for her cat. “I thought, ‘Oh, Gerry’s home early,’” Louise said. The OPP arrived shortly thereafter, followed by an ambulance. Don said the OPP interviewed all the neighbours, asking about Madaire and Paquette. An OPP officer asked the Mitchells if they heard any noises. Don and Louise said the area was very quiet between 6 and 7:30 p.m. as they sat in their computer room. They are both sure that if there was a gunshot, they would have heard it. The Mitchells later watched as police checked the outside of the Madaire-Paquette house with flashlights, walked through the large backyard along the tree line on numerous occasions, and took photos of the property.

something on Twitter, I actually fans. “I don’t feel that anyone can Fans of rhythm and blues and respond.” Black said that she is surprised See ‘Jully Black’, Pg. 3 soul music will be flocking to the Mason Theatre in Perth on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. to hear the sweet sounds of Jully Black. Black will be performing for the first time in Perth, and said that she looks forward to her visit. “Fans should be expecting to sweat and to exchange energy,” she said. “My show is very interactive, always have been, whether I’m six or seven years old in church, or 33 years old in Perth. I’m very much a spontaneous performer, it’s all about the room. I know that my fans don’t owe me anything, I owe them a good time.” In addition to performing tracks off her newest album, The Black Book, Black said that fans can expect to hear songs from her previous albums. Her 2007 release, Revival, won the 2008 Juno Award for Rhythm and Blues/Soul Recording of the Year. The Black Book was nominated this year for the same award. She also won Best Rap Recording at the 1997 Juno Awards for What It Takes. Black said that the Internet has been a key tool for sharing her newest album with audiences around the world. “We’ve been all over the world with this record,” she said. “It’s been really good, that’s the beauty of the Internet – the walls have Multi Juno-Award-winner Jully Black will be performing at PDCI’s totally come down. With Twitter Mason Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 27 in Perth. Submitted photo

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BY ANDREW SNOOK Alternative rock band The Odds will be riding into Perth on the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Sunday, Nov. 28 in support of the Perth and District Food Bank. People will have the opportunity to watch the CP Rail’s festively decorated train, covered in thousands of LED lights. The train is expected to arrive at the Wilson Street railway crossing (south side) at 10 a.m., shortly after the grand re-opening celebration of Wilson Street. The program started in 1999, and has collected more than $4.8 million and more than 2.3 million pounds of food in Canada and the United States. All the food collected by the Holiday Train in Perth will stay within the community. “Every stop the concert is free for people to come and see, just please bring a non-perishable food item” said Nicole Rose, a CP communications and public affairs employee. “All donated food stays in that community, it doesn’t get centralized.” Odds lead vocalist and guitarist Craig Northley said he became interested in participating in See ‘The Odds’, Pg. 3


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Outgoing Perth councillors say goodbye Swearing in ceremony to take place on Dec. 7

BY CATHY JAMES Two decades later, Town of Perth councillors Eric Devlin and Bill White are saying goodbye. White and Devlin both have a long history serving as councillors, with White first elected in 1985. Devlin joined council four years later. The two incumbents were not successful in their bid for reelection in the 2010 municipal election, and with the new term set to begin next week, White and Devlin sat around the council horseshoe one last time on Nov. 16. Attending their last official council meeting, the councillors reflected on their years spent serving the town.

Coun. Eric Devlin The first event Devlin plans to attend is his 90th birthday celebration, set for early December. Mayor John Fenik told Devlin he appreciated how he brought historical perspective to each meeting. “You bring a sense of history,” Fenik said. “You are indeed a wise and good councillor.” Devlin has served on Perth council since 1989. He sat out for one term in 1995 when he ran for reeve and was not elected. He is a career military man, having joined the Canadian Forces in 1942 and served in Korea, Japan, Europe and the Indo-China conflict before moving into a personnel and training role. He has since served as president of the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion three times and remains active with the

executive. A lead organizer for the Perth’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony, Devlin was commended by Coun. Ed MacPherson. “Remembrance Day isn’t Remembrance Day without Coun. Devlin,” McPherson said. Devlin thanked his colleagues for 20 years spent in the council chambers. “I thank you very much for being here and for my time here,” said Devlin. “I’ll keep on smiling.” Devlin provided some advice to the incoming councillors. “We have to work as a team,” he said. “You can’t have your own agenda, and you can’t play favourites.” He added that come December, he will still be found in the council chambers, sitting in on the meetings.

my children,” he said. He thanked councillors, as well as town staff, for their support and hard work over the years. “The staff are phenomenal,” he added. He cited the Conlon Farm development as a highlight while serving on council. “That was supposed to be a couple of soccer fields,” he said,

explaining how it quickly turned into a $2-million project. “But we have a community that believed in youth from three to 70.” And his faith in the community remains just as strong. “We have the most beautiful town in Ontario, and I know this community will rise to the top,” he said. Fenik presented the two coun-

cillors with plaque, thanking and honouring them for their years of service. Newcomers Jim Boldt and Jim Graff, along with incumbents Fenik, Deputy Mayor John Gemmell, and Coun. Judy Brown, Peterkin and McPherson will be sworn in at council’s inaugural meeting scheduled for Dec. 7 at the Perth Town Hall.

Coun. Bill White White has a simple approach to politics. If it’s not common sense, then it doesn’t make sense. Fellow councillors tipped their hats to White on Nov. 16, complimenting him on sticking to his political values. “A lot of the time his bottom line is what’s best for the citizens,” said Fenik. Coun. Beth Peterkin was appointed to council halfway through the last term, and thanked White for his guidance and support as she learned her new role. “I certainly appreciate all his help,” she said. Reflecting on his last days as councillor, White smiled. “These are probably the best 25 Mayor John Fenik (centre) presents veteran councillors Eric Devlin and Bill White each with a plaque of Photo by Cathy James years of my life, besides having appreciation for their years of service at Perth town councillors.

Lunney takes rail battle to Parliament Hill talk to us,” said Lunney. “Probably on the first of April, the tracks will come up… these guys at CP, they’re just taking it (the Mayor Al Lunney will be taking the tracks) out. It appears more and more and campaign to save the Ottawa Valley more that it is a done deal.” Earlier this month, the federal governRailway line to the front doors of ment passed on buying the line. The ball Parliament Hill next week. Lunney, recently appointed as the is now in the court of the provincial spokesperson for Lanark County on the government. They have until Dec. 5 railway issue, will be holding a press to announce if they will purchase the conference on Parliament Hill on Friday, line. In Lunney’s latest round of his letter Nov. 26 at noon. “Can we please put this off for a year writing campaign to cabinet ministers, so we can get everyone around the table?” he has shifted his attention to members said Lunney of his main message to the of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet, federal and provincial governments, specifically, Transportation Minister during the Town of Mississippi Mills Kathleen Wynne. Lunney also revealed that the county is council meeting on Nov. 15. “Canadian Pacific (CP), they refuse to considering holding a community meeting on the railway issue at the Almonte Old Town Hall. In earlier press releases and statements, Lunney and the county had estimated the value of the tracks at about $90 million. “No one knew how much it was worth,” said Lunney. New information provided to Lunney this week, however, showed that the rails were actually worth about $50 million. Ramsay Ward Coun. Jim Lowry pointed out that Nov. 7 marked the 125th anniversary of the driving of the last spike in the national railway line which linked Canada from east to west, and was one of the conditions of British Columbia entering confederation. “Sir John A. MacDonald was the prime minister (then). He happened to be a conservative, MPs will hear from Mississippi Mills Mayor Al Lunney and he talked for six hours tomorrow about saving the Ottawa Valley Railway and 40 minutes to get it,” said line. He says Canadian Pacific has refused to discuss the issue. File photo Lowry.


Lanark County’s high-speed Internet towers erected BY DESMOND DEVOY Five Internet towers have been erected, with the final tower set for final completion at the end of the month, to bring highspeed connections to Lanark County. “All of the major towers are pretty much up now. The towers are all on schedule. We’ll be able to get them in before the frost settles,” said Sam Law, director of information technology with Lanark County. “Once the towers are up, Storm (the county’s chosen Internet vendor) would do site surveys to determine which residences would be hooked up.” For those whose homes cannot access the towers, micro-nodes can be installed in homes to allow connections. There are six major towers, between 24 and 30 metres tall. The five erected towers are located in Innisville, Elphin, Burgess, Lavant, and Balderson. The tower planned for Maberly should be erected by the end of the month.

“We looked at the gaps that existed today and connecting folks on those (towers),” said Law. “The date that we had for this project to end…we’re looking at June 2011 to have the service coverage maximized at that time.” The county received approval from the province for the program in June 2009, but the funding agreement, for $632,000 from the provincial government, was not signed until May of 2010. The remaining $1,268,000 will be paid by Storm, with the county contributing staff time. “(That’s) a small drop in the bucket, considering the size…I’m very, very proud in terms of how the project has gone,” said Law. Some areas of Lanark County can access high-speed Internet more easily than others, but even there, some people are left out. Residents wishing to access high-speed Internet, can view an application online at, or by calling 1-866-257-8676.

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FROM THE FRONT Stories continued from Page 1

Spouse charged by OPP

Big Brother Big Sisters case worker Alyssa Comstock and P.J. Findley pose with a plaque presented to the BBBS by the Rideau Action Environmental League for the BBBS’ work in the REAL community garden. The award was one of several handed out during the BBBS’ annual appreciation dinner held at the Perth Civitan Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Andrew Snook photo

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to work together at the National Defence Medical Centre in the kitchen. He was there cooking with me. “I spoke with (Madaire) an hour before (he died) for 90 minutes on the phone, and an hour later he was dead. He phoned me from his house at 3 p.m. my time, and both of them (Madaire and Paquette) spoke to me and my wife.” Tully said the conversation included the normal chit-chat between friends: Madaire said the couple had finished renovations on their laundry room, and that their dog had to be put down a few weeks ago because of a tumour. Tully said he was excited after the phone call because the couple visited Medicine Hat last Easter and were making plans to visit again. He said Lucie mentioned that she was called and asked to return to work this week, Nov. 22 to 26. Since Madaire’s death, Tully said he’s spoken with both Madaire’s and Paquette’s families, asking them to keep an open mind. “I’ve spoken with his and her families,” he said. “I’ve been speaking to her parents daily. (Lucie) is innocent until proven guilty.” Tully described Madaire as a “happy-go-lucky guy,” and said there were no indications the couple’s relationship had soured. “I’ve never see either of them argue,” he said. “They were lovebirds; they couldn’t get along without each other. I will have nothing but good memories about him.” Louise said Madaire had a bubbly personality and laughed easily. In every photograph of Madaire on the Mitchells’ home computer, he has a broad smile. She said he was a wonderful neighbour, sprinting over from their home to help when Don tried to insist on moving something

OPP vehicles remain onsite at the Madaire-Paquette home on Sunday, six days after Gerry Madaire was found dead inside. Nevil Hunt photo heavy. Louise said Madaire grew up in Maniwaki, Que., and could trace his family back to First Nations. He lived later in Ottawa’s east end before the move to Lanark. “They bought their trailer 11 years ago and renovated it, so you wouldn’t recognize it today,’ she said. Madaire was a folder operator at Solisco, while Lucie had been working in quality control, and also stitching and gluing hardcover books. Louise said Lucie was great at renovations around the house, laying flooring and scampering up ladders to take on wiring jobs. Paquette and Madaire did own guns, and used them during deer season. Louise said Madaire, Paquette and their friends would use the Mitchell’s property to hunt deer, and were out hunting there in the last few weeks. Lucie managed to kill three deer, while the men she was with never fired a shot. “She was proud and very competitive,” Louise said. Madaire, she said, loved hunting, fishing, “and anything to do with nature.” The couple had turkeys and chickens for a while, but stopped raising them because they were away at work for long periods. The Mitchells regularly looked after Duke, the MadairePaquette dog, while the couple

was at work. The couple’s outdoor cat, Hazard, is still believed to be nearby. The Mitchells have yet to come to grips with the death of their younger neighbour and the arrest of the other half of the couple they knew for more than a decade. Louise said she can’t believe what the court charges suggest. “They were a very loving couple,” she said. “If she did it, it’s an accident for sure. That was her best friend.” A memorial service for Gerald Albert Madaire will be held today, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at NotreDame-de-Lourdes Church, at 435 Montreal Rd., Ottawa.

IN COURT Paquette made her first court appearance on Monday, Nov. 22, before Justice Richard Sculthorpe of the Ontario court of sessions in Perth. The appearance was very brief, with Paquette saying nothing aloud. She is expected to be back at the Perth Courthouse on Dec. 13. Arraignment is also set for Perth on Jan. 17. Paquette looked toward the gallery as she departed the courtroom, catching the gaze of an elderly couple and others seated together, believed to be her parents and a sister.

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to take inventory of her life after see it but me, it’s that personal,” she said. and their families. BY ANDREW SNOOK “Unless we’re going to close her birthday on Nov. 8. she said. “I’m that proud. I’m not “All of the agency programs “More and more I realize it’s are about prevention and build- ashamed of my past; I just put it down the Internet and TV, we Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County held its annual appreciation dinner for volunteers, fundraisers and community partners on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Perth Civitan Hall. The dinner was provided by the Civitan Club of Perth and there were more than 90 people in attendance. “I hope you leave here feeling like you’re part of the bigger picture,” Jennifer Miller, executive director of BBBS of Lanark County, told the crowd. The evening’s theme was “Planting the Seeds,” and many people were recognized for their efforts to provide mentoring programs to children in all of Lanark County. Special awards were presented to Perth’s Debbie Ryder and Almonte’s Stephen Cotnam for their years of volunteer service. Ryder has volunteered for 20 years, while Cotnam has volunteered for 15 years. Big Sister Nicole Hodges was presented with a special certificate and gift from the family of her Little Brother. “So many volunteers give their time through the year, it’s a huge commitment,” Miller said. “We try and say ‘thank you’ all through the year.” Elmsley Lombardy Pastoral Charge (the United churches in Lombardy and Rideau Ferry) were recognized for their work for the local charity. Members of the churches volunteer at the agency’s thrift store, Jewels Gently Used Clothing, participate and help at events, and provide a Christmas dinner for the children

ing resilience,” Miller said. “The research indicates that by providing children and youth with positive role models, mentoring programs demonstrate to them that they are valued, and that they possess the strength to overcome the obstacles they will undoubtedly face as they grow older. Mentoring also plays an important role in the future direction a child will decide to take later on in life, paving the way to a future full of possibilities.” Miller said that evidence has shown that children who have welcomed a volunteer Big Sister or Big Brother into their lives have increased confidence and self-esteem, enhanced social skills, and are less likely to use drugs or alcohol, or get involved in criminal behavior. She also said they perform better in school and are less likely to drop out. “We’re always looking for people who have an interest in kids and sharing their talents with them,” said Bob Hubbard, vice-president of the BBBS of Lanark County. “They can show kids in the program that there are opportunities out there.” In Lanark County in 2009, more than 200 children were involved in the agency’s mentoring programs, a 74 per cent increase from 2008. In recognition, the BBBS of Lanark County was awarded a Growth Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. For more information about the BBBS and its mentoring programs for children, visit w w w. b i g b r o t h e r s b i g s i s t e r s or call 613-283-0570.



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really need to step up to our responsibilities. We’re not always going to be perfect, but as long as we’re accountable.” With more than a dozen nominations and awards already under her belt at the age of 33, Black said she had an opportunity

about meaningful work,” she said. “I believe that one of my missions in life is to encourage young girls to dare to be themselves…and also to inspire and motivate women.” To learn more about Jully Black, or to follow her blog, visit

The Odds to perform on holiday train the fundraiser after bandmate Pat Steward told him about his experiences performing on the train with band Wide Mouth Mason. “We discovered what kind of effect it was having in certain communities, the biggest responses are in the biggest places hardest hit in the smaller and medium towns,” Northley said. “In Toronto and Calgary there’s so much going on at Christmas a lit up train arrives and it sometimes goes unnoticed…all we really see (in the smaller and medium towns) are smiles, and it’s kind of infectious.” The band is best known for its 1995 album, Good Weird Feeling, and its 1993 album Bedbugs. Popular songs off those albums include Eat my Brain, Truth Untold, It Falls Apart and Heterosexual Man. The band’s most recent album is Cheerleader, which was released on May 20, 2008. Northley said that he is excited to be back in the Perth and Smiths Falls area. “The train is the star and we’re here just to add a little sparkle,” Northley said. The Holiday Train will visit more than 140 communities over

The Odds will be performing on the Holiday Train when it rides into Perth on Nov. 28. The Holiday Train will be collecting food for the Perth and District Food Bank. Submitted photo its three-week journey, starting in Beaconsfield, Que., on Nov. 27 and finishing in Port Moody, B.C., on Dec. 17. “I grew up in Port Moody,” Northley said. “The train was always part of the lore of my

community; the last spike was drawn there. I listened to them shunt at night while I fell asleep.” For more information on the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, visit


It’s that time of year again to begin thinking about renewing your dog licence! The Townships Animal Control By-Law # 2004-502 provides for the annual licensing, regulating and registering of all dogs and imposes a licence fee on all dog owners. Dog Tag

out there. It’s been heavy duty, I had no idea it had that type of impact.” She said that she embraces the responsibility of being a public figure, and that more celebrities should try and follow suit. “We are very public people,”


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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: December 1, 2010 Location: Providence Point, Lanark, Ontario Time: 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Guest speakers: Madeline Bouvier and Carol Quattrocchi (Perth and District Chamber of Commerce)

Council Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. – Inaugural Council Meeting

Angel Tree Christmas Angels are now available at the Lanark Highlands Municipal Office. There are lots of angels left, so stop in and make Christmas brighter for someone less fortunate!

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Local leaders dig in to Hamper Challenge BY CATHY JAMES When it comes to learning, Bill Dobson uses the approach he once adopted as a teacher – learn by doing. The Township of Montague reeve-elect accepted the Do the Math-Eat the Math challenge issued by the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville District Health Unit, which is to live off a food bank hamper for one week. Dobson, along with a dozen other community leaders, accepted this challenge and picked up their food bank hampers Nov. 17. Dobson says he wanted to take part to discover whether or not food security is a problem. “I want to experience what food bank clients receive and by doing that, it allows me to see if we do have a food security issue or not,” he says. “I want to become more aware myself and be able to raise awareness that people living in low income and social assistance don’t have enough money to buy nutritious food.” Dobson’s reason for taking part is exactly why this campaign exists. “Food banks are meant to provide emergency support when people are in dire need of food, however, many people living with low income or receiving social assistance are forced to access the food bank regularly because they simply do not have enough money for food,” says Carole Chang, a registered dietitian with the health unit. The health unit wants to demonstrate that while vital, food banks can’t provide all nutritional needs for families, and is urging the provincial government to issue a $100 Healthy Food Supplement for all Ontarians living on social assistance. This

campaign is also set in place to to sharing this experience with and food security, and it will be a good way to undergo this encourage the public to donate his daughter. “Like me, my daughter is experience as a family,” he says. more nutritious food items to interested in food and nutrition The participants will keep a their local food banks. These hampers, which include a mix of non-perishable food, would typically last a person three to four days, though some families stretch this to a week, or more. The participants will live exclusively off the contents of the hamper for as long as they can, and will not eat out or accept free food or drink. They will be allowed to use up to five standard pantry ingredients, such as oil, flour and salt, but are asked to keep track of the quantity of these items used. Participants are also encouraged to utilize church suppers and soup kitchens. “There are lots of people working, but their salaries are so low, they still don’t make enough to be able to buy nutritious food,” says Dobson. “I want to experience this first hand.”

A family affair Dobson’s 23-year-old daughter has also signed up for the challenge. Recently graduated from Queen’s University, Caitlyn Hynes-Dobson and her partner have since moved home to Montague with plans to operate a farm and cheese factory. “Fresh and local foods are a personal priority and I would like to promote access to those who cannot otherwise afford these items,” Hynes-Dobson says. Her decision to participate in the campaign was made to help promote the donation of healthier foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as locally produced foods when possible. Dobson says he looks forward

Dr. Paula Stewart, medical officer of health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, chooses her food hamper for the week at the Perth and District Food Bank on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Stewart is one of several people participating in the Do The Math, Eat the Math Campaign, a program where people agree to live off a week’s worth of food rations from the food bank to help raise awareness. Participants made a donation to the food bank to cover the cost of the food hampers. Andrew Snook photo

Physician taskforce disbanded BY CATHY JAMES

Downtown Perth back in business after seven months of construction It’s been a long seven months but the town of Perth can finally get back to business. Since April, one of the town’s two major arteries from Highway 7 to the town centre has been under construction. The widening and repaving of Wilson Street has definitely been felt by Perth’s downtown retailers, but the town can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that construction is completed and the road is open to traffic again. To celebrate the end of construction and to usher in the holiday season (and the shoppers that go along with that), the Town of Perth, along with the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce, is waiving parking fees at its meters and municipal lots from Nov. 27 through to the end of the year. Parking at the meters and in the lots will be free from 9 a.m. to

daily food dairy, and return to a roundtable Nov. 26 to share their experiences, and discuss possible actions to advocate change.

5 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The town is also waiving the cost of monthly parking permits for the entire month of December. Jill Campbell, vice president of the chamber of commerce, said she was pleased that the Town of Perth and her organization were able to work together to offer free parking to residents and visitors just in time for holiday shopping because it’s been “a challenging year for downtown merchants.” The free parking initiative kicks off the same day as the town’s annual Festival of Good Cheer, a one-day seasonal event celebrating Perth’s heritage roots and ending with a tree-lighting ceremony at the historic Tay Basin. Submitted by the Town of Perth and the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce.

The doctor is in. That’s the message Mayor John Fenik sent to council at its committee-of-the-whole meeting Nov. 9, outlining that the Mayor’s taskforce on physician recruitment has met its mandate – to attract physicians to town. Since it first formed in 2007, Perth has welcomed five physicians to the Perth area, with a sixth physician arriving this January. Attracting six physicians within a four-year period exceeded the taskforce’s expectations, bringing Fenik to request to council that the taskforce be disbanded. “The taskforce has done its job,” Fenik said, with a smile. Coun. Ed McPherson commended Fenik for the job completion. “Hats off to Mayor Fenik,” he said. “If you told me four years ago you would have five new practitioners, I wouldn’t have believed you.”

underserviced area by the province of Ontario. Needing to make the necessary steps to bringing physicians to Perth, Fenik formed a Mayor’s taskforce to recruit general practitioners and nurses to the area. The taskforce was comprised of elected officials, town staff, local physicians and representatives from the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Recommended strategies included advertising and lobbying, and the taskforce received $20,000 in the 2008 budget. Soon afterwards, the Perth and District Community Foundation wanted to conduct a fundraising campaign and program aimed at bringing much-needed doctors to Perth. The Mayor’s taskforce agreed to pass its remaining budget – valued at $19,000 – to be used for a bricks and mortar project by the community foundation. This money was then allocated to the renovation project at the Perth medical clinic, which reopened its doors this past fall.

Task Force Background

‘The job is never done’

In 2007, the town compiled a physician recruitment strategy. With aging doctors and an expanding township population, the town was designated an

Though the town has welcomed five physicians to the area in the past three years, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital’s chief executive officer Todd

Lanark CountyOur Communities Care Project Public Planning Day January 12, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Farrell Hall (186 Gore Street East, Perth) The public is invited to a planning day with the Upper Canada District School Board, Open Doors, Police Services and other Community Partners for strategic input into questions and concerns about suicide and suicidal behaviors from across Lanark County. This planning day will set the stage for an upcoming review of suicide prevention, intervention and bereavement resources available across Lanark County and examine ways to build upon our strengths to reduce suicide and minimize its impact. The planning day provides an opportunity to: · Learn more about suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (bereavement support) · Increase awareness of the resources that exist within Lanark County · Ensure that ‘your’ voice is heard regarding concerns and questions about suicide

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Stepanuik says physician recruitment remains an ongoing hospital project. “Perth has been blessed with the doctors in the area, but we have to be future oriented,” he says, adding that the hospital has to consider potential upcoming retirements. “Let’s think about the short and long term.” He applauded the town’s financial commitment to the medical centre re-development, as well as providing site visits. But he cited hospital staff and Perth’s existing physicians as the main players involved in recruiting new physicians to the area. “The hospital has been instrumental in recruitment,” he says. “Our success is also attributed to Perth’s family physicians who promote our community.” With Perth’s success in attracting family physicians to the area, Stepanuik said an immediate focus lies on the Smiths Falls borders. “My understanding is that physician recruitment in Perth needs to take a backseat to physician recruitment for Smiths Falls,” he explains. “But all in all, physician recruitment is never ending.”

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Lanark Community Transit numbers continue to climb BY KATIE MULLIGAN

Almonte and District High School students Benjamin Church, left, and Adrian Schut, both 16, pose with the 2004 model robot they are trying to master. They will be bringing the device with them to the EuroSkills 2010 competition in Lisbon, Portugal, next month. Desmond Devoy photo

Almonte robotics students Portugal bound for competition BY DESMOND DEVOY working on),” he said. Once, Church did indeed become so entranced by a fire extinguisher that he was examining in the Two Almonte and District school’s hallway that he was late High School students are headed for class. to Portugal next month to take “You’re always thinking about part in a European robotics the problem in your head,” agreed competition. Schut. Benjamin Church, of Lanark Church noted that, because the Highlands, and Almonte native Canadian team is not competing, Adrian Schut, both 16, were that it took a lot of the edge off of selected to be part of a Canadian the trip. national team that was invited to “It doesn’t matter if you don’t take part in the EuroSkills 2010 win, but you’ve got to try,” Church competition in Lisbon, Portugal, said. against nine European nations. On Nov. 1, Schut and Church, The Canadian team was invited along with their six fellow to participate but will not be teammates, were honoured actively competing against the when they were introduced in other European teams. the gallery at Queen’s Park in “It’s just to give us practice for Toronto. London,” said Schut, alluding to “It was a bad day,” said Church the 2011 WorldSkills Competition of the raucous atmosphere at in London, England, next October. the legislative assembly that day. “We’re there to see what we’re up “They (MPPs) apologized to us against.” afterwards. It was not a good day. Schut and Church were part It (the debate) was about hydro. It of the Ontario team which won was heated.” gold medals for mobile robotics “We learned a whole bunch of at the Ontario Technological new insults,” joked Schut. Skills Competition and the Skills At a reception that evening, the Canada National Competition two young men got to meet with earlier this year, which qualified Ontario education minister Leona them to be part of the teams going Dombrowsky, training, colleges to England and Portugal. and universities minister John The duo, along with teacher Milloy, and Carleton-Mississippi Wayne Thompson, who also lives Mills MP Gordon O’Connor. in Lanark Highlands, will leave After graduation, Church is for Portugal on Dec. 6. With a looking at taking a certified little help from Thompson, the engineering program at Conestwo have been dedicating every toga College in Kitchener, Ont. lunch period towards figuring out “I could not stomach the the intricacies of their robot, and thought of going to university,” how to get it to pick up a puck. said Church. “I like learning but I “We’ve only recently gotten the don’t like learning in the (school) hang of it,” said Schut. “It took environment…I know I will end weeks to figure out how to get up in the skilled trades.” between the steps.” Schut, however, does not plan on Church noted that they still can- following Church’s educational not get the robot to go in a straight path. Schut plans to study law at line yet. But it is a challenge he university, and ended up on the never stops thinking about. school’s robotics team quite by “It has to always be on your accident. mind,” said Church. “If I see “I was bored on lunch,” he said, a fire extinguisher in the hall, so he followed Church into the there must be something in that robotics classroom. “(I) ended up mechanism for the machine (I’m working on the robot.”

Cliff Neudorf said Lanark Community Transit is up and heading in the right direction. LCT president Neudorf said the bus is at 46 per cent capacity, which is just over half of what is needed “to break even.” At the start of November, one of the morning routes was cut to make things work. Neudorf said LCT’s goal is to fill 20 more seats in November, then another additional 20 in December. “These are small numbers,” he said. As temperatures drop, poor weather conditions move in and events at Scotiabank Place, such as Ottawa Senators games, add extra stresses to driving to and from Ottawa. Neudorf said LCT expects ridership to climb. “With the NCC parkway available to us, times are down

in the commute,” he said. LCT received permission from the National Capital Commission to use the parkway on Oct. 15. Previously, LCT received positive feedback from Smiths Falls and Mississippi Mills councils and council candidates. Neudorf said with the council changeovers about to take place, he would like to re-open discussions about expanding the service to the surrounding municipalities. “(LCT) could be started in Almonte quite easily, said Neudorf. “We just need the ridership.” Running a bus to Almonte would not require any schedule changes for Carleton Place riders, he said. If the demand was strong enough, Neudorf said it would be realistic for Almonte to have a dedicated bus. Neudorf said LCT is working to make the entire service more user-friendly. “A lot of people are scared of getting on the bus,” he said of

first-time riders. To help calm the nerves of potential riders who are new to public transportation, Neudorf said a number of photos have been posted on the website to help viewers familiarize themselves with what the stops and transit stations look like before their first ride.

Infrastructure Neudorf said services such as LCT are infrastructure and not just commuter buses. “We notice park-and-rides are starting to get full,” he said. The Eagleson park-and-ride in Kanata is full by 8 a.m., he said. “It shows you how much people are commuting,” said the president. “With our system, you can use our park-and-ride and go directly downtown (rather than drive to Kanata).” Routes, fares, updates and other information can be found at LCT’s website,

Food Mountain donations down, financial donations up BY DESMOND DEVOY

year, having started in one town and spread to nine communities. The Mountain of Food now reaches the communities of MerThe amount of food donated rickville, Carleton Place, Perth, to this year’s Build-A-Mountain Smiths Falls, Westport, Elgin, campaign is down from last Portland, Athens and Delta. year, but financial donations are Organizers envision adding up. Almonte in 2011. Just over 907 kilograms (2,000 “If I can keep my sanity, nine lbs.) of food was collected at towns will go to 10 towns, if I can three area supermarkets for do Almonte,” said Hugh Colton, the Lanark County Food Bank marketing and promotions on Nov. 13, down from the 1,587 director for Town and Country kilograms (3,500 lbs.) collected Chrysler Ltd. in Smiths Falls, in 2009. However, people donated one of the event’s sponsors, as $1,131, up from the less than $1,000 he stood outside of the Price collected in 2009. Chopper. He added that Almonte “(It’s) down quite a bit from might be added in on the same last year. I’m quite disappointed,” weekend as Carleton Place. said Nadine Kennedy, executive “Food banks, especially rural food banks, they need more director of the food bank, on Nov. support every day,” said Colton. 13. “I’m not saying that we’re He also noted that an increasing number of food bank clients are the “working poor.” “They’re working as hard as they can, but they just can’t make it,” Colton said. Earlier in the week, food bank board member Hank Schappert saw a single mother with five children come into the food bank looking for help. “That makes you want to volunteer,” said Schappert. By Schappert’s estimate, the food bank has taken in at least 15 new families onto its client list in the past month. “These are real people. It’s not rosy,” Schappert said. “Things are not going well for a lot of people. Build-A-Mountain of food campaign volunteer Dillon Robert, 17, holds up some Every week there of the generous food donations dropped off by shoppers at the Price Chopper are new people coming supermarket in Carleton Place on Nov. 13. Desmond Devoy photo in.” destitute. We’re not. We have enough to buy (food) week-byweek.” There are about 525 people on the food bank’s books, with about 450 of those clients coming in monthly. During the first six days of October, Kennedy noted that nine new families were using the food bank. “I now have young families coming in here saying, ‘I used to donate to you,’” said Kennedy. “They say everything is on the increase. I don’t know where the upswing is,” she said, of the reported end of the recession. “I really feel that young families are struggling.” Another change over the past year is the increase in hydro rates, Kennedy said. This is the food drive’s fourth


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Time to speak up about mental health issues


he news of a person taking their own life is never easy. The news of a young person taking their own life somehow seems worse, particularly for parents. This situation is right up there in the category of “worst nightmare.” Recently, 14-year-old Daron Richardson, daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, surprised and saddened her family, friends and teachers by taking her own life. The news has shaken up people from Ottawa and the Valley. How does this happen? Why did no one see this coming? This type of scenario is tragically common and often, no one sees it coming. According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, one in five children in the province under the age of 19 experience a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder that is serious enough to affect their daily functioning at home, school or in the community. The news of Daron’s death has been devastating to many people. Many questions have been left unanswered for her family and friends, and reminds other parents who have lost loved ones for the same reason of the sadness the tragedy brings. Daron’s story in the media has done one positive thing: it has people talking, which is something that is not done nearly enough. If one in five young people suffer from a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder that causes trouble for them, then there are a lot of youth at risk in Lanark County. If you haven’t already had an opportunity to speak with the young people in your household, now is a good time. It’s a difficult conversation to have, but one that is worthwhile. Helping teens understand that things really can get better when they are stuck in dark times may just save lives. Kids aren’t always good at talking with their parents or teachers, either. That’s why there are options available. Locally, Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth can be reached at 613-257-8260. Kids Help Phone volunteers are also available 24 hours per day and can be reached at 1-800-668-6868.

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Coming full circle


hen I left Perth seven years ago, I never imagined I would spend so much of that time thinking about this town. I was one of those overly dramatic “I gotta get out of this place” kids who felt the only way to truly experience life was to get as far away from where I was born as possible. So I moved to the Arctic. I had just tur ned 20 when friends living in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, offered me the opportunity to move north, and I jumped at the chance. I lived there for about three years before getting accepted into the journalism program at Humber College in Toronto. I spent the next three years travelling back and forth from Toronto to Rankin Inlet, with quick visits to Perth in between to visit family. When I finished school, I moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut, to work for a newspaper. These quick, passing visits to Perth continued for another year and a half. At first, I was so focused on being an intrepid Arctic traveller that I didn’t really notice how often my thoughts were returning to Perth. I tucked them away in a little folder inside my head and ignored them persistently.

Kassina RYDER Ryder’s Block It wasn’t until I spent last month in Fort Simpson, NWT that I really began recognizing my thoughts for what they were. Fort Simpson has a population of about 1,200 and everyone knows everyone else. You sneeze in your living room on Saturday morning and people are bringing you homemade soup by Sunday afternoon. It’s that kind of a place. While I was there, I interviewed a woman whose mother had told her about a wedding that had taken place in the community a number of years ago. There weren’t a lot of places

to buy items for a wedding in Fort Simpson during the earlier part of the 20th century, and the entire town had rallied together and offered whatever they had to the bride to be to ensure the day was a happy one. That’s what happens in small towns with a sense of community. People help each other out. After spending time in a few small towns and a city or two, I realize how much I enjoy being from a town where people know who I am. There is something special about being bor n in a town where people have known each other for generations. My family is here and so is my history. I learned how to swim in Stewart Park. I threw up onstage in the Sacred Heart Church during my kindergarten Christmas concert. The payphone in front of Peter’s Restaurant used to have the words “Kassina Rocks” carved into the top before it was replaced. So as I sit at a desk at the Perth Courier beneath a photograph of long-time columnist and my grandfather, Don Crawford, I know this is where I’m meant to be right now. It might not be forever, but after seven years and a few thousand kilometres, it’s good to be home.

I survived the reconstruction


n Friday when I picked up the kids after school and commenced the walk home, the most astounding thing happened. For the first time in months my heart didn’t pound in my throat as the short people and I navigated a construction zone and heavy, impatient traffic on Isabella and Gore streets. Why? Because Wilson Street is finished! No more piles of dirt to negotiate! No more traffic jams to endure! I know the whole process has not been a wonderful experience for all. Construction is much more than a pain in the butt and an inconvenience – it can cause financial hardship for businesses, major stress for homeowners and can pose all sorts of logistical nightmares. That said, though, I can’t help but feel it was a major accomplishment for the town and the contractors to finish the whole street – major underground infrastructure and all – in eight months while keeping at least part of the roadway open to traffic at all times. Despite the fact it was much harder to get around than we are used to, we survived. Not only that, but many of us got to see places we don’t always frequent, such as Glen Tay, which makes a lovely detour when you just don’t want to travel north on Drummond at 3:30 on a weekday afternoon to get to Hwy. 7. As much as it was a thrill to drive through the dirt after a heavy rain storm and experience craters and potholes and bumps that would shake your brains out of your ear, I’m pretty sure we’re all glad those days are over. Because I walk the kids to school, I got a firsthand look at


GRAY Past Deadline the progress on Wilson Street on a daily basis. Many days I wished this had happened five years earlier because I would have saved heaps o’ cash on the Mighty Machines video series. I’m confident my son and I would have pulled up lawn chairs to street corners to watch the variety of diggers and dozers and rollers. Pack a lunch and you’ve got a day’s entertainment. Call me a geek (I’ve been called worse), but I felt more and more excited as the weeks passed and holes were finally closed over and dirt was flattened. When the curbs and sidewalks returned along our well-worn section of the street I was gleeful. After all, having to walk down Leslie Street and through the back field to Stewart School added an extra five minutes to our travel time. Not only that, but it restricted how much we could see of what those mighty machines were doing. When the final paving began in earnest a couple of weeks ago I

was jumpy with anticipation. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one grinning as I walked down the street. Even the paving crew looked happy. Speaking of which, I got to thinking it must be kind of crummy for the crews that precede the pavers. They do all the digging and nasty stuff and create all the detours and craters and get all the rude comments from irritated drivers and pedestrians. Then the pavers come along and make it all look pretty and tip their hats to the relieved drivers and walkers who are all smiley and grateful. I wonder if the various crews ever get into shoving matches about this? Despite the fact I think things are looking darned fine, I met a fair number of people recently who have lots to say about crooked sidewalks, impossible intersections, incomprehensible line-painting jobs, planets out of alignment and so on. Well, I’m no engineer. I’m just going to weave down the sidewalk and follow the arrows when I’m driving. Speaking of driving, when Friday afternoon rolled around and the lovely new street was finally wide open in both directions for that notorious 3:30 rush hour, lots of people were navigating northbound with smiles on their faces. It kind of reminded me of that part in the movie Cars when they all go cruising down the street after Lightning McQueen finishes the big paving job. And, yes, it appears that most reference points in my life come back to children’s videos. Sigh. Congrats to all involved with the Wilson Street reconstruction! Where can I buy the T-shirt?

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He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice

A bicycle path to nowhere? Dear Editor, So the bicycle lanes are in place, but they don’t go anywhere! I guess I missed that council discussion so I can only speculate on the members’ intentions. So we can hop on our bikes at Sunset Boulevard, but alas, we can only go as far as Isabella. If I was to guess, I would guess that this is not intended to be the end of the line. So, guessing, I guess the next phase would be to extend the lane going south (you can do the reverse yourself) across Foster and by the park and up Herriot Street to Gore. Now, of course, we would have to eliminate all parking on both sides for the rest of Wilson

down by Code’s Mill and around the corner to Gore. Of course, cars would just have to park in the municipal parking area, although we would have to get rid of some of the parking spots there to take the bicycle racks in case those on two wheels wanted to stop and shop. So where would we go from there? Certainly not south on Gore as that would eliminate all parking and have an impact on the downtown merchants. So probably across Gore and down Herriot past the library, taking out the curb parking (remember there is municipal parking there). Down south on Sherbrooke and on to the Tow Path

by the canal (changed to bicycles from walkers). Now up Craig (no problem as there are no parking spots here), across Gore and up to St. John (would have to eliminate spots on the south side, sorry teachers). Around the corner and west on Grant (past the mayor’s house) and up to Rogers Road- free sailing all the way to the Scotch Line. Since there was no public input we will just have to rely on the wisdom of council to get this right. At least we can feel comfort in the fact that Ottawa and Toronto will have nothing on us.

Santa Claus is coming to town I hope all you boys and girls have been good this year, because Santa Claus will be coming to Perth on Saturday, Dec. 4. The parade will start at 5 p.m. and anyone looking to help out, or looking for information, can call 613-264-0123 and ask for Sheri MahonFournier. This is one of my favourite events all year so I hope to see the streets of Perth filled to the brim with Christmas cheer!

Save your milk bags for Haiti

Carl A. Rubino Perth

People of Perth save your four-litre milk bags for McNab Public School near Arnprior. The students are collecting them and sending them over to a group in Oxford Mills that are turning them into sleeping mats for people in Haiti. It takes 250 bags to create one crocheted mat. The project is a great way to combine re-using materials and offering assistance to those in

Watch for wildlife on area roadways The Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to watch for wildlife while travelling our roadways this time of year. The months of October, November and December are the peak time of the year for wildlife collisions, and November is significantly the highest. These collisions can result in serious vehicle damage, personal injury or even death. In 2009, Lanark County OPP reported a total of 417 animal /vehicle collisions of which 55 were reported in October, 84 in November and 42 in December.

Holiday Train rolling into Perth at 10 a.m. at the Wilson Street railway tracks. Bring a non-perishable food item in support of the food bank and listen to one of my all-time favourite bands, The Odds! I really hope they perform Eat my Brain.

To reduce the risk of collision, one should scan the road ahead from side to side using high beams whenever possible and watch for glowing animal eyes. Be aware of yellow wildlife warning signs and slow down while taking extra precautions which will allow for extra time to respond. If possible, avoid driving during dusk or dawn when most wildlife collisions occur. Swerving to avoid hitting a wild animal may result in a more serious collision. If hitting a wild animal is unavoidable, remember to stay in control.

Perth gymnasts top-10 in Brazil


SNOOK Private “I” need. You can bring your milk bags to The Perth Courier and we will send them over to the school. Thanks in advance, everyone!

All aboard for Wilson Street celebrations Come out and celebrate the opening of Wilson Street on Sunday, Nov. 28. Mayor John Fenik, and many others, will be in attendance for the event. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 9:45 a.m. with the

I recently found out the results of Perth’s rhythmic gymnastics team at the Pan American Championships that took place from Nov. 17 to 22 in Carboriu, Brazil. Saltos Athletics head coach Louise Miller wrote in an email that the girls did an amazing job representing Canada and themselves. Louise said that all the girls finished in the top-10 in their categories. Congratulations to Kailey Sweeney (seventh place), Kasey Whalen (eighth place), Andrea Reith (ninth place), Katrina Wright (10th place), and Allison Tolgyesi (10th place) for doing such a great job!

You can be en-‘lightened’ around windows


oday I thought I’d throw a little bit of this and a little bit of that at you. You can duck or get splattered, but hopefully, some will stick. Has anyone seen the new Disney blockbuster movie Secretariat? The incredible scenes of the racing were filmed with small digital cameras – the Olympus PEN models, to be exact. The director wanted to have the audience see the races from a perspective not normally viewed – from ground level with the horses kicking up dirt as they start out of the gate, for example. With huge movie budgets, they didn’t worry about how many cameras got trampled or covered in mud during the process, as long as they got the video clips. And they did! Whole ads and promos for various products are now being

shot with digital cameras due to the HD quality they can produce. Is it worth having an extra battery for your camera? The answer is yes, no, or maybe – it depends on how you use your camera. Yes, if you shoot a lot, especially if you travel and take thousands of photos. It’s very frustrating to run out of power halfway through the day with no possible way of recharging until evening. No, if you only shoot occasionally and take a handful of photos. Maybe, if you’re somewhere in between and have a camera that only takes a couple of hundred shots before the batteries poop out. Is it worth having a protective filter on your lens? This topic is hotly debated and the jury is


CRABB Camera Corner still out. Personally, I feel it is worth it to keep that valuable chunk of glass from getting scratched or cracked. If you

drop a lens while in the process of removing or attaching it to your camera, the filter can take the punishment. Sure, you’ll have to replace the filter, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than buying another lens. Some P&S cameras have a thread on the front of the lens barrel, allowing the attachment of a filter. Use either UV or Skylight types. Do you get red eye in your people flash shots? Isn’t that annoying? There are a few ways to reduce or eliminate that dreaded curse. Many cameras have a red-eye flash setting which fires a few quick preliminary bursts before tripping the shutter. It’s supposed to make the pupils dilate in time, but doesn’t always work. Other ideas; turn up the room lights, have your subject gaze at a

bright table lamp for a few seconds, ask your subject to look slightly away from the camera, move closer. Best of all is if you have an external flash and can bounce the light off the ceiling or a wall. No red eye that way. When you review your shots at the end of the day, are you disappointed that there are too few keepers? One thing that helps is to delete as you go. All cameras let you see the shot a second later on your screen. If it’s obviously a loser, dump it right away. Keep doing that as you shoot and, when you review the pictures later at home, you’ll feel much better about yourself. So, that’s enough of this and that for today. I hope you’re enjoying your digital journey. I know I am. Click!

Municipal Connection 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 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 and a fully accessible roadway. 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!

Town approves Free Downtown Parking for Christmas 2010 From November 27th to December 31st, 2010 the Town of Perth is providing holiday shoppers with all-day free parking in the following downtown Municipal parking lots: Wilson Street lot, Code Mill lot, Museum lot, Chamber of Commerce lot and the Basin parking lot. Parking at street meters beyond

the Downtown Core will also be free all day. Parking on-street in the Downtown Core is still free with a maximum of two hours permitted on the street in the Downtown Core. A vehicle may not be re-parked on a street in the Downtown Core within a five hour period of the first parking. If visitors wish to shop for extended periods we encourage all shoppers to use the Municipal Parking Lots. A reminder that overnight winter parking restrictions come into effect on November 20, 2010.

Perth & District Indoor Pool The Winter 2011 Lessons will soon begin. Registration takes place on Saturday, December 18th at 9am. Courses are available for a variety of age groups, taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings, including: Parent & Tot Combo; Sea Turtle; Salamander; Sunfish; Crocodile; Levels 1 through 10 and Adult Lessons. The Pool offers many other important courses, including Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid & CPR C; the Red Cross Babysitting Course; Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid and Bronze Cross. Please check the Town’s website for further details and course schedules at or call the Perth & District Indoor Pool at 613-267-5302.

Residential First Density (R1) zone and a Residential Fourth Density (R4) zone. THE EFFECT of the proposed zoning amendment would be to facilitate the creation of registered plan of subdivision with approximately nineteen (19) lots for single detached dwellings, three (3) blocks for townhouse development and one (1) larger block sized to accommodate a multi-storey apartment-form building intended for condominium ownership. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning amendment in relation to other lands within the municipality. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning amendment in relation to other lands within the municipality. A Copy of Zoning By-law 3358-63, information regarding the application process, and background materials may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. To ensure staff will be available to assist you it is recommended that you contact the Department in advance. KEY MAP

NOTICE OF PASSING CONCERNING ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT 3358-63 PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990. C.P.13 TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provi-sions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, the Council of the Town of Perth passed By-law 3358-63 on the 16th day of November, 2010 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 3358, as applies to the lands legally known as Pt Lot 2 Conc. 3 geographic Township of Drummond, now in the Town of Perth (File # D14-AC-05/10). AND TAKE NOTICE that any person, corporation, public body or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of Zoning By-law 3358-63 by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Town of Perth a Notice of Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection together with the fee required by the Board no later than the 15th day of December, 2010. An appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, an appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. THE PURPOSE of the application is to amend Zoning By-law 3358, as it applies to the lands legally known as Pt Lot 2 Conc. 3 geographic Township of Drummond, now in the Town of Perth, to change the zone category from the Highway Commercial – holding (C2-h) zone, and Open Space (OS) zone to a


of Perth, during the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 5:15 p.m., in the Council Chambers, at the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth Ontario, will consider a request to close part of Tay Street and convey parts of the street to the owners of 85-91 and 93-99 Gore Street. THE PURPOSE of the request is that the Town consider the permanent road closures for the limited areas affected by building encroachments and temporary closures for the portion of the road occupied by the parking spaces to be leased to the proponent. THE EFFECT of the proposed By-law would be to permit a portion of Tay Street allowance used for parking and extending along the back lot line of the properties municipally known as 85-91 and 9399 Gore Street E in the Town of Perth (see key map below) to be leased to the occupying property owner and small sections of the road occupied by buildings to be sold the owner of the buildings. ANY PERSON or public agency may request to appear as a delegation to the meeting or may make written representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed road closing. Requests to appear as a delegation to the meeting and/or written submissions must be registered with the Town Clerk no later than 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, December 9. Additional Information may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Perth Town Hall. For optimum service please call in advance to ensure staff availability. KEY MAP

Approximate location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning change Dated at the Town of Perth This 18th day of November, 2010 Lauren Walton, Clerk, Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perth, ON, K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613-267-5635

PUBLIC NOTICE TEMPORARY/PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURE CONCERNING A REQUEST FROM THE OWNERS OF LAND AT 85-91 and 93-99 GORE STREET THAT THE TOWN OF PERTH CLOSE A PORTION OF TAY STREET. TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the By-law governing the disposition of real property (By-law No. 3114) and the Notice By-law (No. 3811) the Council of the Corporation of the Town

Approximate portion of Tay Street subject to the proposed road closing Dated at the Town of Perth this 18th day of November, 2010. Lauren Walton, Clerk, Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perth, ON, K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613-267-5635

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Theatre news in our area for December BY IAN DOIG Well, what a month for theatre November has been! In the case of the two “reeeelly big events,� the Perth Community Choir production of Sweeney Todd, I thought it was an absolutely groundbreaking production, and I do hope that as many of you as possible got out to see it. And the Eastern Ontario Drama League’s (EODL) One-Act Play Festival, held this year at the Ottawa Little Theatre, was really a treat – and I must say, the shows from our area did us all proud. The Kemptville Players, Studio Theatre Productions and the Valley Players strutted their stuff and brought home what seemed to be a disproportionate amount of hardware and other awards, including best female in a lead role, best female in a supporting role and the People’s Choice Award, as well as a good number of nominations for various other awards for both acting and directing. Well done, all! The Perth Academy of Musical Theatre kicks off the month of December with its young people’s production of the musical, Hairspray! Show dates are Dec. 2,

3, 4 at 7 p.m. at the Myriad Centre for the Arts in the Old Perth Shoe Factory (1 Sherbrooke St.). I’m told that limited tickets available for this very popular show, so please call 613-267-9610 to reserve with a credit card. Meanwhile, the Mississippi Mudds come to the stage of the Carleton Place Town Hall with NunSense: The Mega-Musical on Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m., with a matinee on the Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. This time out, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are putting on a variety show to raise money to bury the four remaining nuns who died from a bout of botulism from vichyssoise served up by the convent cook. With nuns in freezers – and teenagers running a Grease production at the same time – temptations abound and it should be a laugh-a-minute show! Tickets are $20 from Arts Carleton Place (132 Coleman St., 613-2572031) or at www.artscarletonplace. com or www.mississippimudds. ca. The Mudds are also advising that sign-up and auditions will be held at the Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 9 for their spring production of Halfway to Heaven, a new genre-defying musical written and directed for the Mudds by

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Mark Piper. Call 613-253-2007 for more information. Acclaimed local area actor David Bird brings Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas to life in Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Studio Theatre in Perth. The whole family will enjoy this lively one-man show, which has become a tradition all its own! Adding to the excitement, the Thorny Issues will be singing in the intermissions. And finally, Joan Sonnenburg will direct of the classic stage and movie hit, Harvey (assisted by Kathie Reid, nominated as best new director at the EODL festival) at Perth’s Studio Theatre on the Dec. 9, 10, 11, 18 and 19, with 2 p.m. matinees on the 12th and 20th. This the story of Elwood P. Dowd, who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only Dowd (and a few privileged others, on occasion) sees. Appearing as Dowd is Jamie Schoular, who memorably played the same role a decade or so ago on the same stage. What a way to bring some lightness and laughter to the Christmas season! Happy holidays, all, and... see you at the show!

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A gentle reminder, folks, to mark your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 28 for some very different offerings at the Spiritual Cinema Circle. The program for this month is one that probes behind the films that we have been viewing for the past number of years. In other words, we are going to meet those spiritual teachers whose works often figures into the making of the kind of films that are featured in the circle. After each interview, we welcome full and frank discussion about any points raised in the interview. Come prepared to munch popcorn and speak your mind and heart. The Spirital Cinema Circle shows different films on the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Myriad Theatre, inside the Old Perth Shoe Factory (1 Sherbrooke St.). A $2 donation towards the theatre rental is requested. Don’t miss it – bring your friends, bring your opinions and bring your own refreshments (the coffee shop is closed on Sundays). For more information, contact Jim Deacove 613-267-4819 or fp@ Meeting the Teachers: four interviews by Mariel Hemingway - John Holland (19 minutes): One of the most respected psychic mediums and spirit messengers on the world stage, Holland takes his work seriously and treats it with the utmost integrity and respect. As he says: “If I can help people connect with someone on the other side – by linking with the spirit world – to bring peace, comfort, and perhaps some closure, or if I can help you to understand and tap into your

own inner guidance (psychic intuition) for answers, then I’ll be satisfied that I’ve done my job!” - Debbie Ford (19 minutes): Her quick wit, her ability to stand strong in the presence of human pain and suffering, her belief that we are all encoded with the ability to serve and be our greatest admirer has earned her the right to be known as one of our greatest teachers… Ford is never willing to settle for anyone being less than what is possible for themselves. She offers straight, honest talk and feedback which always makes a difference in the lives of others. There will be a brief intermission at 3 p.m. - Judith Orloff M.D. (19 minutes): An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California Los Angeles, she has helped patients find emotional freedom for more than 20 years. She passionately asserts that we have the power to transform negative emotions and achieve inner peace. “You possess an intuitive intelligence so powerful it can help you heal, relieve stress, and find emotional freedom,” she says. - Wayne Dyer (34 minutes): Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self development. He is the author of over 30 books. Dyer is affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. When he is not travelling the globe delivering his uplifting message, Dyer is writing from his home in Maui.

BY MARILY SEITZ Do you have a favourite fruitcake recipe? Why not try a “fruitcake” served up by the Tay Valley Community Choir? The “Fruitcake” song will be part of the choir Christmas concert at the Maberly Hall on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The evening is always a wonderful experience as a warm and delightful community atmosphere is created. The Tay Valley Community Choir is a group of accomplished singers who joyfully create beautiful music together. Under the leadership of Ann McMahon, the choir will present an eclectic, upbeat, cheerful evening of song, including “Fruitcake.” The choir will share the evening with the Hummdingers (St. Paul’s United Church handbell choir). The choirs have shared concerts before and it has always been an amazing event. Each choir will play or sing pieces from their Christmas repertoire. Then the audience is in for a treat when the two choirs join together to perform several songs. Together, the voices and bells have proven that they produce an extraordinary sound. The audience will be invited to get into the

act as they sing along with familiar carols. Admission is by donation at the door. Donations to the Perth and District Food Back are welcomed. Refreshments will be served following the concert as audience members and artists mingle to share this celebration of music and community. Submitted by the Tay Valley Community Choir.



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Sheesham and Lotus bring old-time entertainment to Perth BY JOAN SONNENBURG

Ever tire of the raucous noise of today’s pop music and long for the sound of good, old-time music? Then step back in time with Sheesham and Lotus. These two unique musicians present a program of pulsing, fiddle playing, jug-blowing, bonesplaying footstepping old-time music guaranteed to set your toes tapping. Teilhard Frost and Sam Allison (alias Sheesham Crowe and Lotus Wight) who hail from Kingston, Ont. were playing in a string band

that was touring the southern United States. When the band broke up, Allison and Frost, who found they shared a common love of oldtime music, just kept on playing together. Their stage characters, decked out in turn-of-the-century costume, have an old fashioned aura about them that is not unlike their real personalities, and their music seems to be part of them. “We tend to do activities and music that come before a time of mass media,” Allison said. “We tell stories and we do lots of old-time high jinx. We do ham

bone and we explain all of the instruments we play, and we try to make it a show, not with just music, but also with explanations. We love to play for all kinds of audiences.” Their appeal is universal. They play at festivals all over North America, they are popular in France, and they are currently planning a tour of north Africa. Nor are they just for the oldtimers. They take their music to the youth, giving educational shows in public schools around Ontario, where students get to

participate in and appreciate oldtime music. But theirs is more than just fiddle music. “We do so many things,” Allison said. “We do harmonicas and dance and jaw harps and percussion instruments. It’s a real variety of what we do. It’s not just fiddle and banjo. “And we also think our show is an important alternative to watching television,” he said. “We talk about how to spend time in doing things more actively rather than playing a computer game or watching TV. We think that’s an important aspect of our show.” So don’t pass up this opportunity to hear Sheesham and Lotus when they perform in the Studio Theatre as part of

Perth’s Festival of Good Cheer on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. And, by golly, the price is right: admission is free, but donations to the Perth and District Food Bank will be gratefully accepted. There will also be draws at the theatre for the gift baskets provided by local merchants, so be sure to pick up a ballot at participating stores. What better way to put yourself in the Christmas mood than by being part of this fun day, and wind it up with the foot stomping music of Sheesham and Lotus followed by a bonfire, the lighting of the Christmas trees in the Crystal Palace and fireworks. A great way to start the holiday season. Submitted by Studio Theatre Productions.

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HEATING THINGS UP FOR GUATEMALA Award-winning band Fathead performed with Dave Balfour and friends at the Guatemala Stove Project Benefit Dance held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Farrell Hall. The proceeds from the event went to raise funds to continue building masonry cook stoves for families in the western highlands of Guatemala. Submitted photo

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Full-Time - Advertising Sales Representatives


Department: Advertising Department Location: Ottawa IN MEMORIAM


We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to friends, neighbours and relatives who sent flowers, food, donations and cards in the recent loss of our son, Bruce Brown. Your kindness and sympathy will always be remembered. Keith and Cathy Brown & family


John McLean is feeling fine Because this week, he’s 89!!

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

November 24 Love, Your Kids and Grandkids


Happy Birthday Dad/Gramps

I would like to take this time to thank the nurses on the second floor of the Perth hospital for their wonderful care while I was a patient there in July and part of August. A very special thank you goes to Dr. Richard Moxon, for saving my life. To the Home Care Support people who have been there for me and helped me through this, thank you. Last, but not least, to the two most wonderful people in my life, Peter and Laura, this has been a rough ride since July, but you never gave up on me. Laura, you told me every day that it was another day towards my recovery and that I would make it, well here I am, four months later, improving every day. Laura, I love you and thank God every day for you, because my biggest thank you goes to you, for being here 24/7 and pulling me through. Kathy Mulligan

Post Secondary Education an asset but not a pre-requisite.


Interested candidates are asked to forward their resumes to: Nancy Gour Metroland Media – Ottawa Region We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted CL22191


Job Category: Sales

JOB POSTING Job Title: Temporary Full-Time (Maternity Leave Contract) Reporter/Photographer Department: Editorial Department Location: Perth

Happy 80th Birthday Paul C. Conlon

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?

November 28, 2010 Love and best wishes from family and friends

Door-to-door delivery once a week. Must have vehicle.

Following a lifelong battle with diabetes, our son passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at the age of 29. Beloved son of his mother Gladys “Grace” McLellan Ryall (Mike) and his father Lawrence (Beryl). Matt is survived by, and will be sadly missed by; his grandmother Emily Rediker, his brother Anthony (Charlene), his nephews Christian and Mike and his niece Sarah. He will also be missed by all his uncles (especially “Tuffy”), his aunts, cousins, extended family and many good friends. Matt was a very special young man, he was a light in our life that will be greatly missed. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

William (Bill) Donald Batoff

Passed away, in hospital, in Perth on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Born in Bamberg Germany in September 1952, she was the daughter of Paul and Marianne Burger. Christine was a flight attendant with Luftansa Airlines; she lived for several years at Christie Lake with her husband Glenn Henry who predeceased her in 2003. She will be sadly missed by her family in Germany including her sister Michaela and a close group of friends in the Westport and Perth areas. The service for Christine will be held in the chapel of the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. Interment for both Christine and Glenn will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Areas of delivery are - Ottawa east - Ottawa central - Vanier - Orleans areas Please contact by email only. Looking for people to start as soon as possible. No collections. Top dollar paid.




Automotive Inc. CL22286

Matthew “Matt” Rediker


Christine Henry



Independent Automotive Service and Repair facility now taking applications for

second-year Apprentice


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Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. Submissions accepted until Nov. 30.

Peacefully, in hospital, Perth, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, Bill Batoff, in his 88th year. Dear son of the late George and Mayme Batoff (nee Rogers). Beloved husband of Frances Arlene Batoff (nee Copland), of Perth. He is survived by his sister Lorraine (Donald Bell). Bill was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Robert (Bob) Batoff. He leaves to mourn, his sisters-in-law; Frances R. Batoff, of Perth, Audrey Whittle, and Ila Copland, of Hamilton, and his brotherin-law, John Copland, of Stoney Creek. Bill was the much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him dearly. He will be lovingly remembered for the laughter he brought to everyone, with his famous ditties, and endless repertoire of funny stories and jokes. Friends were received at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the O’Dacre Family Chapel, on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m., thence to interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. In lieu of flowers, as an avid supporter of animal welfare, Bill would wish that donations in his memory, be made to the Haven of the Heart, RR#1, Pelgrave, ON L0N 1P0, or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS). Mr. Batoff’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth, 613-267-3082.


Forward résumé to: D-Tech Automotive Inc. 4 Conlon Dr., Perth, ON K7H 3N1 or by e-mail Attention: Don deCarle




Looking for adult newspaper carriers to deliver local community newspapers.

Reporting to the Managing Editor – Ottawa Valley 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 29th, 2010.

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FLOOD: In loving memory of a dear Dad and Grandpa, Joe, who passed away Nov. 26, 2006. Our thoughts are ever with you Though you have passed away And those who loved you dearly Are thinking of you today. Sadly missed by Amy, Jason, Kaylie, Madison, Nicholas and Joshua

July 6, 1923 November 14, 2010 With great sadness we announce the passing of Frances Isobel Cook after a brave battle with lung cancer. Daughter of the late James K. Houston and Irene B. Houston. Beloved wife and best friend of Arthur E. Cook, for over 70 years. Loving mother of Judith Margaret Barber and Anne Elizabeth Strilchuk. Predeceased by her daughter, Wendy Jean Saari, (September 2009), and son, James Edwin Cook, (October 2009), also brother-in-law John Jordan Cook, and sister-in-law Margaret Jean Eaton (Cook). Survived by sister, Margaret Matley (Houston), and son-in-law Eric Saari, as well as daughter-in-law Karen Cook, her 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. To honour Frances’ wishes, a private family service will be held following cremation and interment at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Mrs. Cook’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth, 613-267-3082.



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 page layout • Ability to adhere to daily deadlines a necessity

FLOOD: In loving memory of a dear brother and friend, Joe, who passed away Nov. 26, 2006. Resting where no shadows fall In perfect peace he awaits us all And God will link the broken chain As one by one we’ll meet again. Always remembered, Linda and Lori

Frances Isobel (Houston) Cook

Love, Mom, Dad, Angela and Dennis, Jeff and Norma Lott


Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Reporter/Photographer for the Perth Courier. 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.

Jason Marshall Managing Editor Email:

It is with great pride that we the parents,as well as her sister, her boyfriend and his parents (of Oshawa) are pleased to announce that on June 17, 2010, Laura Elizabeth Mulligan graduated with a diploma towards her career as a Law Clerk. Laura has not as of yet found employment, due to the fact that she has been caring for her mom at home who has been recovering from major surgery since July. Laura, we love you and are very proud of you for what you have accomplished. Good luck in your future, no matter what you choose to do.

FLOOD: In loving memory of my dear son, Joe, who passed away Nov. 26, 2006. Time goes on, but memories stay As near and dear as yesterday A day to remember, sad to recall Without farewell, he left us all. Always remembered, Love, Mom



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

FLOOD: In loving memory of a dear father, father-in-law and grandfather, Joe, who passed away Nov. 26, 2006. Sunshine passes, shadows fall Love’s remembrance outlasts all And though the years be many or few They are filled with remembrance of you. Love, John, Melinda and Joseph






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.

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• The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Regular permits ($200) and Classic permits ($125 — 1996 sleds or older). Permits will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. There will also be the first-ever “Sledders’ Yard Sale.” For more information, contact Alice at 613278-1020 or Ruth at 613-278-0477. • Gallery Perth at Code’s Mill (53 Herriott St.) will host Art Here and Now from 2 to 5 p.m., a collection of works from a variety of talented artists. Come and meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. For more information, contact 613-264-8338 Monday, or visit Nov. 29 Sunday, Nov. 28 • The Lanark County Quilters Guild will host a quilt sale from • The Perth Lions Club Jamboree • The Seniors’

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• The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will be holding a meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). • High-energy, Celtic band Searson will be performing at the Joshua Bates Centre in Athens at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available from Debbie at 613-924-2056, Kathryn at 613-924-9551, and Mary Rae at 613345-3032. • Ryan David’s Hilariously Hypnotic comedy show will take

will take place at the Lions Club Hall (Halton and Arthur streets) at 2 p.m. Volunteer musicians will provide an afternoon of music and dancing. Admission is $12 per person and there will be a home-cooked buffet meal provided. This will be the last jamboree until January. For more information, contact Nelda Wark at 613-259-5549. For hall rental, contact Edna Coutts at 613-2672744. For Lions Club membership, contact Wayne Greer at 613283-4271. • David Mulholland will be signing copies of his novels, McNab and Duel, at the Perth Civitan Club (6787 County Road 43) Christmas Sale, on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Members of the Perth Writers Guild will be signing and selling their book, Tales For A Winter Night at the Civitan Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Snowsuit Fund.

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10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McMartin House (125 Gore St. E.). Admission for visitors is $3. There will be refreshments. • The Festival of Good Cheer presents Sheesham and Lotus at 4 p.m. at the Studio Theatre (63 Gore St. W.) Admission is free. Donations to the food bank are appreciated. • The Yuletide Fair will take place at St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore St. W.) from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a hot lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age. For more information, contact 613-267-2973. • The Perth Performing Arts Committee presents Jully Black at the Mason Theatre (13 Victoria St.) at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Tickets Please (39 Foster St.) or at Ticketmaster at 613-755-1111. For more information, call 613264-2898. • The MERA Christmas Advent Fair will take place at the MERA Schoolhouse (McDonalds Corners) from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, visit www. • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 in Perth will hold its monthly Meat Draw from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be three draws. All musicians welcome. • Members of the Perth Writers Guild will be signing and selling their book, Tales For A Winter Night at Bookworm from 1 to 3 p.m. for $10. All proceeds go towards the Snowsuit Fund.

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• The Perth Bible Hour will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Stewart School’s library. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Murray McLeod at 613-267-3012. • All Perth and District Chamber of Commerce members are invited to the Christmas Social between 5 and 9 p.m. at the Clyde Hall Bed and Breakfast (131 Mill St., Lanark). Cost is $30 per person. RSVP by Nov. 18 to Jordan at 613-267-3200 or welcome@ • 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.

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ometimes I think I’m on a fast escalator to old age or slowly slipping into senility. Whatever the route, I find it’s becoming increasingly difficult to communicate with people and frequently impossible to understand some of their thinking. I suppose most folk would refer to my problem as a result of the generation gap. If that means teenagers lagging behind this leader on a field trip they may be right. But what really gets the teasel under my saddle is the way they change things these days. In many cases, it’s apparently just for the sake of change. And no, I’m not talking about the metric conversion, although I hear certain birds are still trying to figure out the correct measure for a good regurgitation. The things I’m finding hard to swallow are not only the subtle changes in the names of birds but alas, the carte blanche acceptance by the general public of these name changes. Take, for instance, the Baltimore oriole. One day I pick up the newspaper and discover this flashing orange and black beauty sporting the colours of Lord Baltimore from whence it got its calling card, has had its name changed to northern oriole – simple, unimaginative northern oriole. How could they? No plebiscite, no vote, no Baltimore oriole.


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors Just like that! I’ll bet most of us never even knew they were contemplating a name change. It’s enough to make a meadowlark moult. (It’s all right. Years later, they changed it back to Baltimore.) Another good case in point is the myrtle warbler, a common, hardy species that has been known to visit southern Ontario backyards during the winter. This in itself is quite an achievement for an insect-eating warbler when the mercury is away down and the white stuff is away up. So what do they do to this little bird that was originally named because for its fondness for the

berries of the wax myrtle shrub? You’re right, they changed its name to – of all things – the yellow-rumped warbler. Do you know there are half a dozen yellow back-sided birds flitting around, but only one that relishes the fruit of the wax myrtle shrub? Yellow-rumped indeed. It sounds almost obscene. Of course, they couldn’t leave the water birds alone. The whistling swan was reclassified to become the tundra swan. If you’ve ever been beside a flock of these majestic birds as they rise from the water after a long run to get airborne, you’ll understand why they were named whistling swans. And while tundra might do a lot for the Inuit, it doesn’t do a thing for me. So while the powers that be are bound and bent on taking the whistle out of this large white swan, I’m sticking my neck out with the original bird and am calling it the way it was. And what’s all this about a gallinule being changed to a moorhen? You know there are some words that sound nice. To me, gallinule was one of them. But moorhen? To most Canadians, a moor is an old country term used by a British novelist as a remote place to bury a victim. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself how many moors do you know around eastern Ontario? Then too, the name

moorhen is downright sexist, because there’s got to be a male bid out there some place. If not, you figure that one out. You also may want to figure out why our renowned wilderness character, the Canada jay, has been relegated to that dullsounding appellation, gray jay. That name has about as much expectancy as the last few hours of a wet weekend. Do these almighty name changers really know this bird? Have they experienced its shenanigans in the wilds of this country? Just because it won’t yield to the advances of civilization is no reason to try and drag its name down to the smog colour of their nearby high buildings. The Canada jay has been a part and parcel of our backwoods heritage from the time of the early fur traders. Changing its name is like trying to remove some of the free spirit that we silently share with this feathered personality. So you see, I do have a bit of a communication problem, and a strong resistance to change without a darn good reason. But surely I’m not alone. There must be others out there like myself, ready to climb out on a limb and call a halt to some of this nonsense. For if we don’t do something, we’ll all wake up some morning to a field guide full of no-name brand birds.

Rockabilly evening set for O’Reilly’s Two of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame members, Steve Piticco (world class Telecaster guitar ace inducted 2009) and Freddy Dixon (2001 Entertainer Of the Year) will let it rock at O’Reilly’s Pub on Sunday, Nov. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. They will be joined by the stellar roots revival band which in-cludes Jack Denovan, keys, Terry “Kilt” Kittmer, drums, Reg Weber, 2nd Telly guitar and Eddy Ashton, bass. There will be a special guest appearance by Arlene Quinn. This will be rockabilly and country at its best, according to Dixon. “This is something I wanted to do for a long time – go back and play some small pubs. It makes for an interesting and intimate show,” says Dixon, “Like the old days, so please come early.” There are no reserve tickets, and no tickets will be held. Seating is limited, and tickets are $15. Tickets will be sold at O’Reilly’s Pub (43 Gore St. E., Perth) or by calling 613-267-7994. They are also available at Shadowfax (613-2676817) and Frontline Music (613267-9631).






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The annual Christmas Candlelight Service in Westport will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Knox Presbyterian Church on Concession Street. The event will begin at 7:15 p.m. with a carol sing, followed by the candle processional at 7:30. Musical features include the Westport Ecumenical Choir, classical guitarist Ron Weber, soloist

Rasa Krokys and the Rideau Vista Children’s Choir. Proceeds from the freewill offering will be donated to the Dental Issues Group, Portland Country Roads Health Centre. Light refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome to come and enjoy this musical evening of the Christmas season. 428618

the Kingston Grenadier Drum and Bugle Corps, the Rideau District High School Band and the Military Corps from Barriefield in Kingston, whose music can be heard on 88.3 FM. Adding to the bands this year are two local groups, the popular Proverbs singers and Jeff and Seamus Cowan with his group. Rounding out the parade are various floats by businesses and individuals and a good attendance of all your favourite horses, the heavier draft breed, riding horses and others. As well, Lions members dressed up as clowns will be walking along and will gladly accept nonperishable food items for the Westport Food Bank. Rumour has it that a local Lion/clown will have his four-wheeler and trailer available to transport the donations which will go to the local food bank. Of course, good old Santa has marked Nov. 27 on his calendar and will join the festivities, riding on the Lions float and greeting his little friends at St. Edwards School at the end of the parade. It promises something to appeal to all ages, so come out and have fun.

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to Perth to participate in an evening parade of lighted floats in their Santa Claus parade on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. The Mobility Van has been very active over the summer and fall months of 2010. Drivers Pat McGinnis, Bob Lavoie and Bob Weir have logged 160 volunteer hours as they made a total of 40 trips to Ottawa, Perth, Kingston and Portland. Weir continues to be the interim van co-ordinator until John Rempel returns to duty. Passengers appreciate the new seats for the van, which were generously donated by Leeds Transit of Elgin. The event uppermost on everyone’s mind is the annual Westport Santa Claus parade with the theme “Westport — The Christmas Village,” taking place Nov. 27 starting at 2 p.m. Parade marshal Dale Lyons and his club members have a really great day planned for everyone, young and old. Music is a highlight of any parade and several bands and groups have come on board to keep toes tapping and spirits high as the parade winds its way through the village. These include the Perth Citizens’ Band,



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Advent carol service at St. James, Perth BY HILARY BARRETT Advent means the arrival of an important person or thing – the advent of the Blackberry, for example, and the Advent Season for Christians who are getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. As the dark nights get longer, most people in northern latitudes

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celebrate advent – looking forward to a festive season of light and cheerfulness. People who rarely bake produce dozens of cookies, knitters work into the night making warm socks for their loved ones, and families in the country trudge into the bush looking for the perfect tree. While Christians join in these preparations, the Advent Season also has a deeper and richer meaning – looking forward to the Second Advent – the return of Christ to judge the living and the dead, and to restore and heal the world. These themes run through the Advent carol service at St. James Anglican Church

in Perth on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. The service is both solemn and joyful, and starts quietly and mysteriously in darkness. The choir appears with candles bringing the first light and, along with the minister, process around the church singing and bearing candles. There are several pauses for scripture to be read, the darkness gradually recedes until the church is filled with light, and the coming of Christ, the Light of the World, is proclaimed in the last reading. The prayers and music reflect the scripture, and the twin themes of looking forward to Christ’s birth and his coming again. The

Matin Responsory by Palestrina proclaims – Stir up they Strength O Lord, and come to reign over thy people Israel. Traditional advent hymns will be sung by all, such as O Come Emmanuel and Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending and the choir will sing several beautiful anthems including Es ist ein Ros by Michael Praetorius, arranged by Cashmore, and The Angel Gabriel, a Basque Carol arranged by Malcolm Archer. Come and enjoy this beautiful and meditative service. Three weeks later, on Sunday evening, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m., the choirs of St James’ Anglican Church and St Paul’s United

Church combine to present the annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in St James Church. These two glorious services offer carols, music, prayer and time for reflection, providing a meaningful focus as the new Christian year begins. Everyone is welcome at both services, and to join us on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. St. James Church is located on the corner of Drummond and Harvey streets in Perth. Travelling west on Highway 7, turn left at the first traffic light as you enter Perth. For information contact the church office at 613-267-1163, or email


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Looking for a unique gift for that special someone on your Christmas list? Don’t have time for all that holiday baking and cooking? Do you want to avoid the mad rush of the shopping malls? Then take the drive to Westport and stop by the second annual Christmas Farmers’ Market. This fun and festive event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rideau Vista Public School in Westport. The market will feature a variety of local vendors, including jewelry, handmade soap and personal care products, Christmas decorations, sewing, knitting, preserves, good eats, Christmas baking, decorative painting, and much more! Rideau Vista Public School will also be holding a Scholastic Book Fair and canteen to benefit the school. For details or vendor information, contact Rebecca Whitman at 613-273-3255 or info@ Submitted by Rebecca Whitman of the Westport Farmers’ Market steering committee.

St. John Catholic High School students, from Anne Kidner’s fashion and creative expression class, created pillows for the Perth and District Union Public Library’s story corner in the children’s department and dropped from off the week of Nov. 1. Front row: Michelle Lamothe, Jessie Merkley-Bowes, Lindsey Richards, Dakota Kelford. Back row: Stacie Marshall, Mercedes Mason, Olivia Laming, Nicole Ziegler, Amber Gogo, Olivia Edwards, Darrien Penfold. Submitted photo


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The year is slowly winding down, and so is the Perth and District Horticultural Society’s year. To celebrate a busy and successful 2010, the group is holding its annual Christmas social on Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Branch 244 (26 Beckwith St. E.). This is a pot-luck dinner where members are asked to bring either a hot dish, a salad of any kind or a dessert for sharing with everyone. Entertainment this year is being provided by members of the Perth and District Collegiate Institute school band, playing a Beatles medley. Sounds like fun! All this and prizes, too: beautiful Christmas table centerpieces made by members of the hort society board. All members can bring along one guest to the Christmas social. The annual general meeting will follow the dinner with the introduction of new board members. This is the last official event of 2010 for the hort society. If this type of event interests you and you are interested in gardening or learning how to garden, come to the PDCI library at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2011 for the first meeting of the new season. Membership is $10 for the year. Guests are always welcome to the meetings for a donation of $3 at the door. Watch this space for more information about the wonderful year the Perth and District Horticultural Society has planned for 2011. Not to be missed: As part of the Festival of Good Cheer, which starts on Nov. 27 in Perth, Christmas trees are decorated by many Perth organizations and displayed to the public in the Crystal Palace at the Tay Basin. If you are out and about this Christmas season, the beautiful tree decorated by members of the Perth and District Horticultural Society should be a stop on your tour of the town. You will definitely be inspired by what you see. Dried hydrangeas, seed pods, berries, birds’ nests, pinecones, dried herbs and foliage, flowers and twigs were collected and crafted into inspired decorations creating a fabulous “natural” garden tree. The tree can be found at the Drummond end of the Crystal Palace. The trees will be on display until Christmas – don’t miss out. Submitted by the Perth and District Horticultural Society.

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STEELE On Saturday, Nov. 27, we are having another meat draw and kitchen party sing-a-long from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Perth branch of the Legion. This is a good chance for you to win your Christmas turkey St. John Catholic High School intermediate students participate in the Vow of Silence on Friday Nov. 19, the 21st anniversary of the Convention or ham. Bring an instrument on the Rights of the Child. The students joined with tens of thousands of participants around the world who went silent in solidarity with Submitted photo and join in the fun. Everyone is children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. welcome. The Ladies Auxiliary meeting is on Dec. 2, and Veterans’ Appreciation Day is on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The Old Tyme Fiddlers visit on Dec. 10 and the monthly birthday jamboree is on Dec. 11. The hall is quite busy this time of year with Christmas parties. I can’t believe it is that time again so soon. Don’t forget to be an early bird and renew your membership. Lest we forget


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Rotary club offers gift-giving ideas for the Saturday and Sunday rounds of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. There are only 500 tickets available for $100 each. Tickets may be ordered by contacting us by email at You may also purchase tickets online by following this link: www. aspx?accountid=1101&pid=54. The second way for you to shop is through an online auction. The Rotary Club of Perth has partnered with the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston to make available a lot of unique and special items which have been

OPP warn of two scams

Officers from the Lanark County OPP want to warn the public of two scams operating in our communities. At this time it appears that no one has lost any money in either incident, however, the public should be aware. One scam is relation to the posting of a vehicle for sale on Kijiji or Used Ottawa. The victim had priced a van for parts at a value of $1,300. He received what appears to be a bank draft from Royal Bank in Cote St. Luc, France for the sum of $3,000. There was a request that the balance of funds be sent to an address in the United Kingdom. The investigation is ongoing. The next scam is conducted over the telephone and is preying on public concern about rising hydro costs. The caller claims to be operating on behalf of the federal government, offering a means to offset billing costs. The alleged program offers customers a unit that they can plug in close to where the supply enters the home and that it will give a more accurate digital reading and allow the customer to save an average of $90 per month. There is “only” a fee for the delivery/supply of the unit, which has been different in each of the calls, but ranges from $38.95 to $109. Ontario Hydro confirmed that the scam is widespread and that the caller also seems to have the address of the potential victim. The incoming numbers are not traceable and the calls could be coming from outside Canada. In one case they called the home of a police officer and

the call terminated when the caller was questioned and then challenged. If you have any questions, or have received a suspicious call, contact Const. David Bird of the Lanark County OPP at 613-2672626, ext. 4455.

donated by many businesses and organizations in both the Perth and Kingston areas. The auction is now live online and will conclude with a four-hour telethon from 1 to 5 p.m. on CKWS on Dec. 5. Go online to www.ckrotary and browse the many great gift ides. Have a grandchild or child living and going to school in Perth? Be sure to check out the Get your poinsettia chance to get a ride to school on a fresh from our fire truck being provided through greenhouse! the generosity of the Perth Fire We also have wreaths, Service. Your support of these two garlands and many fundraisers will enable the Perth creative evergreen Rotary Club to continue its finanarrangements cial support of such projects as handmade on site. the Algonquin College building Sat. Nov. 27 fund, Dignity House Hospice, we are serving Camp Merrywood, the Perth and homemade cookies Smiths Falls District Hospital, the and hot apple cider. We have great Youth Action Kommittee and the Enter your name Perth Library summer literacy gift ideas for the for a free draw. program. Christmas trees gardener on your list. If all these good works sound arriving soon. like something you might want to be a part of, contact the club by 313 Wayside Drive, RR 6, Perth emailing for membership information. Submitted by the Perth Rotary Mon. to Sat. 9-5 Sunday 11 - 5 Club. 427785

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Stingrays swim their way to 30 medals in Amherstview

BY ANDREW SNOOK The Perth Stingrays Aquatics Club made big waves at the Ernestown Barracuda Invitational Swim Meet held from Nov. 12 to 14 at the W.J. Henderson Pool in Amherstview, Ont. The Stingrays collected 30 topthree finishes at the event, from 11 different swimmers. “It was exciting,” said Stingrays head coach Rod Agar. “We usually expect the first few meets of the year to be a wake-up call. We got a handful of swimmers that didn’t bother to take that vacation; they must not have got the memo.” Bailey Andison, 12, had a very

strong showing, picking up the high points award for her age category. She collected six first-place finishes and one third-place finish in seven events. Andison competed with teammate Olivia Ellard,12, for the top spot in the age category. Ellard finished with four firstplace and three second-place finishes. Agar said that the two young swimmers battled back and forth for first place throughout the entire meet. Andison’s specialty is the breaststroke; while Ellard’s strongest swimming style is the backstroke. “It’s a great training environment (for Andison and Ellard),” said Agar. “They train together

and they’re friends, they push each other.” Dakota Plant, 17, also picked four first-place finishes for the Stingrays. The Stingrays also received top-three placements from James Bell, Sarah Bell, Patrick Dupuis, Thomas MacMillan, Matthew McNames, Connor Plant, Kai Plant and Courtney Wren. “We did quite well,” Agar said. “It’s a smaller venue, closer to home, but the nice thing is that our swimmers know those swimmers. That meet was one that we wanted for some of our newest members.” The Stingrays’ next event will be the KBM Development and Pre-req meet taking place on Dec. 5 in Kingston.

Perth Stingrays Olivia Ellard, 12, and Bailey Andison, 12, take a break from practising to smile for the camera. Andison and Ellard won a combined 10 first-place finishes at the Ernestown Barracuda Invitational Swim Meet held from Nov. 12 to 14 at the W.J. Henderson Pool in Amherstview, Ont. File photo

Blue Wings tame Timberwolves, keep top spot BY ANDREW SNOOK The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings defeated the Renfrew Timberwolves on Friday, Nov. 19 to retain top spot in the Valley Division. Perth (14-6-1) is currently one point ahead of the Arnprior Packers (13-6-2). The Blue Wings got off to a quick start when forward Blair Barr scored his 11th goal of the season, just over seven minutes into the game, to put Perth ahead 1-0. Barr had a strong game, finishing with one goal and two assists.

Renfrew’s Jordan Welk tied the game with less than a minute left in the period. Renfrew jumped ahead in the second period, when forward Derrin Lehoux scored just past the eight-minute mark to put his team up 2-1. Perth’s Ben Minkus responded with a power-play goal with less than five minutes left in the period to tie the game 2-2. It was the first of two for Minkus on the night, bringing his goal count this season to nine. Minkus scored just under 12 minutes into the final period to give Perth a 3-2 lead.

Blue Wings’ Zach MacMillan put the game out of reach minutes later, with his sixth goal of the season. Perth received a solid effort from goaltender Troy Anderson, who stopped 24 of 26 shots to pick up the victory. Timberwolves goaltender Mike Rosebrook also gave a strong performance, stopping 38 of 42 shots in a losing effort.

BATTLE FOR FIRST The Blue Wings’ next home game will be a battle for first place in the Valley Division, when Arnprior visits the Perth and District Community Centre on Friday, Nov. 26 at 7:45 p.m..

(Above) Perth Jr. B Blue Wings forward Shawn McGillivray brings the puck up the ice against the Renfrew Timberwolves on Nov. 19 at the Perth and District Community Centre. Perth defeated Renfrew 4-2 to retain first place in the Valley Division over the Arnprior Packers. Both teams have played 21 games so far this season. Perth (14-6-1) currently leads Arnprior (13-6-2) in the divison standings by a single pont. (Right) Perth Jr. B Blue Wings forward Zach MacMillan fires a shot that almost sneaks by Renfrew Timberwolves goaltender Mike Rosebrook. Ryan Holland photos


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(Above) Perth bantam girls goaltender Bailey Vaters gets a little help from a teammate as she tries to control a rebound during a game versus Brockville on Saturday at the Perth and District Community Centre. (Right) Vaters prepares to turn aside an incoming Brockville shot. The Brockville team managed a 3-1 victory. Nevil Hunt photos

Ski club hosts AGM, looking ahead to the snow Atom C Cougars earn through the fall to prepare trails. The Jack Rabbit learn-to-ski program will be up and running this winter, as well as the annual Loppet which is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30. Membership application forms can be printed from the club website at www.tayvalleyskiclub. or purchased from the kiosk at the park. Membership fees are $50 per family, $40 per individual and $25 per student. The formal segment of the AGM was followed by an excellent talk and slide show presented by Tom Bowes and Dr. Ross McLean

on their 7,000-km bike tour across Canada. Both Tom and Ross are avid skiers and former club presidents. The Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club invites the public to explore the beauty of the Canadian winter on their network of groomed trails at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. As soon as snow is on the ground, take a drive down the Elm Grove Road, put on your skis and check us out! The above article was submitted by Brad Mills, club secretary for the Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club

two wins and a tie BY SANDY PARKS The Atom C Cougars had a challenging week of hockey, courtesy of some very hot goaltending. On Nov. 10, the team headed to Carleton Place and battled to a 2-2 tie. The first period was scoreless, though the Cougars dominated the play. Austin Topping had a great scoring chance, but was denied. Into the second, the opposition pulled ahead, but Ryan Jordan, set up by linemates Kalil Bailey and Aiden Reesor, evened the score. In the third, the teams traded goals with Will Umpherson picking up the point for the Cougars. Jakob Noonan’s strong defensive game earned him the hardhat. The Cougars were home in Lanark on Nov. 15 to faceoff against Stittsville #1 Rams and ended the game with a 1-0 win. The score was unreflective of the Cougars’ play as the entire game was in the Rams’ end. Cougars’ goalie Connor Greaves endured a long night, facing only one shot. The first period was scoreless, despite opportunities from Bailey, Topping, and Reesor. Emily Mullville was aggressive in the corners, delivering great passes to her linemates. Finally, to the fans’ delight, Mathew Cardinal scored to break the tie. He was set up by defensemen Topping and Ethan Hofstatter. There was no scoring in the third, but the defensive work of Josh Armstrong kept the game in the Rams’ end.

The Lanark Highlanders rugby team held a fundraiser at O’Reily’s pub on Saturday, Nov. 6. The evening was dedicated to the Highlanders, featuring live entertainment and flowing taps all night. The Highlanders were raising money toput towards a tournament in New York. (Below) Adam Dancleef was selling 50/50 tickets during the Lanark Highlanders rugby fundraiser at O’Reily’s pub on Saturday night.

Greaves picked up and easy shutout, but should be commended for his patience and focus. Armstrong’s outstanding game earned him the hardhat. There was no pause in action as the team headed out the next night on the long trip to Manotick to meet the Osgoode/Rideau Senators. Once again, the Cougars eked out a 1-0 win. Armstrong took netminder responsibilities and the Greaves took his place on the blueline. Early on, it looked as if the Cougars would finally break out of their scoring lull with Mulville delivering a shot that hit the goalpost. Callum Anderson utilized his blazing speed to deal a barrage of shots at the Senators goalie. However, the first period remained scoreless. Sawyer Jones had some impressive rushes, great back-checking and excellent passes in the second period. Despite his best effort, Jones could not find a crack in the goalie’s armor. Into the third, the game became a real nail-biter as the Senators gained their first shot on net, which Armstrong easily saved. Mulville hit the goalpost for the second time, and Anderson continued to dig hard in the corners to get the puck to his teammates. Finally, with only 1:30 left in the game, Noonan controlled the puck in his end and sent a pass to Jordan who sped down the ice and fired the puck into the net, top shelf. Armstrong’s first stint in net earned him a shutout. Jordan earned the hardhat.

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Sally Ann celebrates 100th anniversary Young. Following the supper, participants are invited once again to attend St. Paul’s United Church for a musical program. Admission to this program is free. On Sunday, the corps will be holding a family worship at the Salvation Army headquarters on Gore Street, beginning at 11 a.m. The celebrations will wind down about 5 p.m. when the band and chorus depart for Ottawa. Although many people are well aware of the Salvation Army and good deeds they perform throughout communities all over the world, few realize the history and commitment performed by this august body. The Salvation Army was first founded in 1865, in England, but it was not until 20 years later that it first made its appearance in Perth. According to the old records (which are not very numerous),

the first person to institute the Perth corps was a Capt. Benjamin Beatty. Unofficially, the corps began operation in May of 1885, but officially it began on Nov. 1 of that year. One of the oldest members, who is still very active in the corps, is Violet Lackey. Lackey, 79, first joined the Salvation Army when she was 18 years of age. “Over the years I have been involved in the thrift store, church services, Sunday school, picnics and youth clubs,” she stated. “Mrs. Lackey is my right-hand person. She knows all the contacts in town and has an excellent knowledge of the corps,” said Young. According to Young, the Perth corps has always had a good following, which is still the case today. Over the years, the Salvation Army headquarters has been located in various places through-

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Civic elections set for Dec. 5 W ith the nomination and subsequent qualification of eight candidates for Perth council on Tuesday evening, a civic election has been scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5. Mayor E. Scott Burchell, Reeve W. George Livingston and DeputyReeve George A. Fleming all were re-elected by acclamation. Running for town council will be all six present members, with the addition of Charles Richmond and Arthur Daines. Mr. Richmond has served as councillor for four consecutive years, only skipping the present term when he “wasn’t feeling too good” and decided to rest up for a year. “I feel that we accomplished a great deal during the four years I was in office,” Mr. Richmond told the Courier. “We put in a new wading pool at the playground ... steel swings, steel diving towers and many other facilities. “Much has been accomplished, but there still is an awful lot to be done.” Mr. Daines will be the only “dark horse” in the council contest, never having served on Perth council, although he was a close runner-up in last year’s election, losing his seat by a single vote. His post-nomination address expresses a wish to see more town funds spent on recreation and a winter works program. “I will,” said Mr. Daines, “at all times work to further the well-being and prosperity of this town, whether I am elected to council or not.” The present members of Perth town council, all of whom will be running for re-election, are Robert H. Echlin, Frank Frizell, T. Vincent Lally, William J. Lynn, John M. Nixon and Eldon T. Perrin. East Ward public school trustee Russell M. Robertson and Centre Ward trustee Gordon R. Cochrane were re-elected by acclamation at Tuesday’s nomination meeting in Perth Town Hall.

West Ward trustee J.D. Gardiner declined to stand for re-election in view of his recent appointment as PPUC manager, and was replaced by C.E.R. “Tom” Thompson, who was nominated by Walter Hogg and G.R. McLennan. Mr. Thompson is director of Lanark County Children’s Aid Society. In accepting the office of West Ward public school trustee for the first time, Mr. Thompson thanked those who made the motion for his nomination and promised to put his best foot forward in the interest of the town. When Harold Duby, Richard Dennis and Walter Hogg were nominated on Tuesday night for two seats on Perth Public Utilities Commission, Mr. Hogg averted an election by declining to run for office. “The outfit,” said Mr. Hogg, referring to PPUC, “needs men with more experience ... so I will be happy to see Mr. Dennis take my place and wish him every success for the coming year.” Mr. Dennis was nominated by A.P.C. Hopkinson and G.D. Wallace. He is employed as an electrician with the Andrew Jergens Co. Ltd.

Perth man earns C.A. degree Jack Duncan, 35, of Perth, was advised by telegraph on Tuesday evening by the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants that he has qualified for the degree of Chartered Accountant. “Congratulations!” the wire said in part. “You have passed your final examinations.” Mr. Duncan entered the accountancy profession in 1954 as a student working with A.W. Quail and Co., Perth. Before that time, he was employed as clerk of the townships of Dalhousie and North Sherbrooke for a number of years. Since last February, Mr. Duncan has been in business at 41 Gore St. E. as a public accountant. He will continue in this business with

added distinction of his C.A. degree.

Politicians address small crowd

With only 58 of Perth’s 5,831 citizens — that is, a trifle less than one out of a hundred — present at Tuesday’s nomination meeting in Perth Town Hall, it might be expected that officials re-elected by acclamation as well as candidates for office would simply voice polite thank yous and sit down. But, with only one or two exceptions, this was not the case. Most had something to say and said it with conviction. Following are excerpts from speeches delivered before the little gathering of 58 conscientious citizens: Mayor E. Scott Burchell (reelected by acclamation): “Possibly we have been holding the mill rate down too much in the past ... I believe that a majority of citizens favour a little increase in taxes if a measure of progress is achieved.” On the sewage-disposal problem: “It is getting to the point when we must do something.” On bringing new industries to Perth: “We must look after our present industries properly before we go overboard to welcome new ones.” Reeve W. George Livingston (reelected by acclamation): “I wish to thank my nominators ... and I will do my best to serve the Town of Perth in 1961 as I have in the past.”

Beeman resigns from PDCI board T. Russell Beeman tendered his resignation to the Perth and District Collegiate Institute Board at its regular meeting. Mr. Beeman, who has been an appointee of the Perth town council, will continue until the end of the year. The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Nov. 20, 1985 as the “25 years ago” news.

Safe, high quality care through skills simulation

Nicolas Ruszkowski VP, Communications Ottawa Hospital

Drawing from flight simulation techniques, students use virtual reality technology; fullbody mannequins with voices, lung capacity, beating hearts and pulses; and life-size replicas of individual body parts to practice leading edge medical procedures.

My great-grandfather, Dr. Jan Ruszkowski was an eye surgeon and professor of medicine.

As a result, the quality and safety of patient care they will one day provide is increased.

In his day, the only way to realistically simulate surgery was with dead bodies. This provided him with the basis for a strong education, and a way to test a future physician’s nerves.

Practice, however, does not always make perfect. The real challenge in hospital care is not to conduct one procedure with perfection, but to replicate the perfect procedure, every time.

His favourite trick with new students was to simulate inserting his finger into a body’s eye socket, then wait for somebody in his class to get faint and, occasionally, pass out. Thankfully, medical education has evolved since then. Last month, Dr. Jack Kitts, CEO of The Ottawa Hospital, Allan Rock, President of the University of Ottawa and Dr. Verin Naik, Medical Director of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC, www. opened a simulation centre at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. The 20,000 square foot facility includes two operating rooms, an emergency room/trauma

Deer decked by drivers Over the last seven weeks, some motorists in the area have had better luck bagging deer on the roads than some hunters who have spent hours scouring the bush in search of this elusive animal. According to Const. Neil Fennell of the Perth OPP, 25 deer have been killed on Lanark County roads since the beginning of September. In September, only four deer were involved in motor-vehicle accidents, but they caused $5,000 damage to vehicles driven by shocked and unsuspecting motorists. The month of October saw 13 deer-related accidents which caused an estimated $18,300 damage. So far this month, eight deer have been killed on highways, county roads and township roads, causing $8,200 damage. Const. Fennell pointed out that in most cases the deer were killed instantly, but in a few cases they managed to head back into the bush.

Farmer lucky he’s alive A 57-year-old Arden-area man is lucky to be alive following an accident involving a farm tractor which took place on Sunday. Norman McKenzie, of RR 3, Arden, was taken to Kingston General Hospital suffering from major injuries after he was run over by a tractor. According to Sharbot Lake OPP, McKenzie, who lives in an isolated area, suffered six broken ribs, a broken pelvis and eye injuries as a result of the accident. Police indicated that McKenzie managed to return to his residence and phoned his daughter, who was visiting in the area. His daughter then called the volunteer fire department, which arrived at the scene a short time later. When police arrived at the location, they found the tractor wedged against a steel box at the rear of a truck. Due to the extent of McKenzie’s injuries, police were unable to discover exactly what had transpired.

BORN Kelford - On Nov. 12, 1985, to Sterling and Winnie (nee Burke) Kelford, a daughter, Jenna Marie.

DIED Dickson - In hospital, Perth, on Monday, Nov. 11, 1985, George G. Dickson, beloved husband of Eileen E. Mallett. Smyth - In hospital, Kingston, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1985, Harry I. Smyth, beloved husband of Rhona B. Cornell. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Nov. 20, 1985 issue of The Perth Courier.

Distributed Thursday, Feb. 17 as a special section to the Canadian Gazette, Kemptville Advance, Perth Courier and Smiths Falls This Week. ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT picture in full colour plus 50 words: $40plus HST • Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS: Almonte and Carleton Place: Perth and Smiths Falls: Carol Nixon 613-257-1303 Brenda Watson 613-267-1100 E-mail: E-mail: Kemptville/Ottawa South and Winchester: Cathy Farrell 613-258-3451 • E-mail:

That is why, in addition to using current simulation tools, the centre will test new approaches and adopt them immediately when there is evidence of their effectiveness.


That is a recipe for continuous progress in medical education, quality, and patient safety. While this progress takes the edge off of my great-grandfather’s teaching techniques, it puts a great deal more comfort into our patients’ experience. The next time you see a young resident in their scrubs, you can trust you are in good hands.

A Balderson-area man who attempted to extort $25,000 from a 59-year-old farmer appeared in district court on Monday and was sentenced to six months in jail. The 19-year-old man was also placed on probation for three years. He pleaded guilty to the extortion charge last month. On Sept. 11, the Balderson-area farmer returned to his house after milking his cows and found a note which instructed him to leave $25,000 in his mailbox. If he didn’t, the note stated, he would be killed, along with his sister and housekeeper. Police were called and, during a search of the home, the farmer found another note pinned to the wall over his bed with a bread knife. The note said, “Sleep tight, ha, ha.” The following day, five $20 bills wrapped in a package around some paper were left in the mailbox and the farm was placed under surveillance by police. The first note said the package would be picked up sometime after 11 p.m. It also said the farmer was being watched 24 hours a day and ordered him to follow instructions or “you three won’t live to see tomorrow.” That night, dressed in black, the accused crawled along a ditch and picked up the package. Police heard someone, but could not see the person. The suspect was questioned by police the following day and admitted on Sept. 14 that he had concocted the scheme. Court was told the accused apparently needed money to pay for insurance on his late-model Camaro Z-28. Court was also told the victim has had problems sleeping since the incident, has sought medical treatment and has changed his living habits as a result of the extortion attempt. The accused, said Crown Attorney John Waugh, “appears to have stepped out of character to commit what I feel is a very serious crime.” Waugh called for a sentence of nine to 15 months to deter others.

“It’s quite clear (the accused) is not a criminal ... he’s not that type of individual,” commented defence counsel Steven March, who said his client committed a “stupid act.” Judge James Newton said the offence could be called “stupid and senseless,” but was nevertheless serious.

2011 Brides

area, an intensive care area and two large spaces where University of Ottawa medical students receive hands-on, realistic training with no risk to themselves or to patients.


Nicolas Ruszkowski

out the town. “When I first joined the ‘Army’ the headquarters were located on the corner of Gore and Mill streets, then later moved to Foster Street, where it remained for a number of years,” noted Lackey. Since its inception, the Salvation Army has been called a number of things, mostly all good. One such phrase which sums up the ideas and ideals of the corps reads, “The Salvation Army is an immense federation of hearts and consciences.” Throughout the world, there are more than two million Salvationists, the bulk of them men and women holding down day jobs who don the uniform for army duties on weekends of after office hours. The Salvation Army has outposts in more than 80 countries and preaches salvation in 106 languages, from Afrikanner to Zulu. In many North American towns and cities, the Salvation Army also offers hope and relief to the destitute, by supplying food, shelter and inspiration.

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Perth: Georgina Rushworth 613-267-1100 E-mail: Gord Cowie 613-267-1100 E-mail:

Smiths Falls: Kim Perkins 613-283-6222 E-mail:

Kemptville, Ottawa South and Winchester: Drew Headrick 613-258-3451 E-mail: Jennifer Hindorff 613-258-3451 E-mail:



ou have heard them called “sidewalk soldiers,” “tambourine troops” or just plain “Sally Ann,” but this dedicated group of individuals are respected the world over. This weekend, the Perth corps of the Salvation Army will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of providing guidance and fellowship to residents of Perth and the area. The festivities will begin about 3 p.m. on Saturday, when members of the Perth corps, along with the Ottawa Salvation Army Band and Songsters, march down Gore Street, from the Salvation Army headquarters to St. Paul’s United Church. Following the parade, a supper will be held at St. Andrew’s Church on Drummond Street, beginning at 5 p.m. “Our special guest for this function is outgoing Perth Mayor Bill Warren,” stated Lt. Robert

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Decisions, decisions initiative and leadAs high school ership skills. Some students getting scholarships focus ready to make our more on these asway in the world, we pects than they do are constantly bomon grades. barded with quesThe Grade 10 cations: Do you know reer studies course what you want to do is an opportunity after high school? to explore post-secDo you know what ondary options. Onyou want to be when line interest tests you grow up? Often, will help match pothe overwhelming tential career postruth is no. sibilities to one’s In truth, there are skills and interests. so many options and This narrows down so many choices, it the path one will is hard to imagine ourselves in any Spartan Scene choose after high school: university, roles but the ones we already play. Still, as early as college, apprenticeship or workGrade 9, there are things that we place. However, upon entering the final can do in order to prepare for the year of high school, there are even future. Forty hours of community ser- more decisions to be made. The vice are required in order to grad- guidance department is helpful in uate with a high school diploma. choosing the right courses, narCompleting the bare minimum is rowing down one’s interests and acceptable, but in general, extra- comparing post-secondary schools. curricular activities are as im- With application deadlines apportant as high academic achieve- proaching, OUAC tutorials in midment when applying to college or November will help students work university. Whether it is through through the technicalities of the volunteer work, participation in online application process. There are a lot of decisions to school sports, a part-time job or a combination of activities, post be made, but lots of help along secondary institutions like to see the way. Before too long, we will students with well-rounded, bal- be on our merry way, making our mark on the world. anced schedules. As a side note, the Cuernavaca Not only that, but community involvement opens up scholarship travellers would like to thank opportunities. More often than everyone who donated items or not, scholarship recipients are shopped at the fundraising yard community oriented, with strong sale.



A blessed advent season With Christmas women to break only a few weeks into a mighty choaway, the church is rus of praise and about to enter the thanksgiving for season of advent the inauguration – a season of waitof God’s kingdom ing. in our fallen world We wait in rethrough Jesus’ membrance of our miraculous birth, waiting in the past life, death, and resfor the Messiah to urrection. be revealed. In Bethlehem, the We wait for fully light and wisdom transformed lives of the world took with deep humility on human flesh to in a self-forgetful destroy the g raadoration of the cious forgiveness King who was born and new life. to us at Christmas, “The Kingdom Parish nurse who came to lead of this world has us out of our darkbecome the kingReligion Today ness and who both dom of our God calls and empowers and of his Christ,” us to shine his light in the world. wrote the great composer, Handel. We wait for his coming again This powerful phrase from his with wonder that God is among work, The Messiah, is captured in us in Christ by his spirit to shape a moving YouTube clip recorded all who would surrender their earlier this fall would suggest lives to him through faith and otherwise. It shows 650 shoppers to receive his majestic reign as at a large department store who the King over all kings, over all were actually operatic choristers earthly powers, over all princi- bursting into this powerful piece palities and over rulers of the spiritual realm. This special season invites us to grow more deeply into the light of God’s salvation, revealed to us through a lasting hope, joy, peace, and love sent in the Christ Child. This great gift causes both angels and redeemed men and

Exciting Asbury Free Methodist Church

Sunday, Nov. 28 11:00 a.m. - Worship service and Sunday school multi-age program. Nursery available. Coffee hour Friday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries, Audio loop system • 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!

Worship Services Sunday, Nov. 28 9:00 - 9:55 a.m., N.I.N.E Worship “We are warriors. We are Church.” by Pastor Phil Hamilton (Nursery & Children’s Church available.) 10:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship “The Righteous Judge” by Rev. Alan Adams

St. Paul’s United Church Women

Yuletide Fair Saturday, Nov. 27

The Reverend Christine Piper

St. James The Apostle Anglican Church

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Advent Procession: Nov. 28 at 4 p.m.




St. James Liturgical Choir with Peter Woodwark welcomes the Advent Season with carols and readings The service is both solemn and joyful, and starts quietly and mysteriously in darkness, the darkness gradually recedes as the choir processes with candles until the church is filled with light, and the coming of Christ, the Light of the World, is proclaimed as the last reading.

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St. Paul’s United Church 25 Gore St. W., Perth


144 Gore St. E., Perth Everyone is welcome!

Drummond & North Sts. Minister: Rev. Marilyn Savage; Organist: Ann Savage


Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 • All are welcome to come be with us at St. James Anglican Church Please join us! Nov. 28: First Sunday of Advent: 8:00 a.m. (Said Eucharist) and 10:00 a.m. (Contemporary Eucharist) 4:00 pm: Advent procession: the sacred Anglican tradition of offering Advent carols and readings as choir and clergy process around the church Wednesdays: said eucharist 10:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 7:00 p.m.: all welcome to come and plan for our new Skater Church Sesason, skating aer... December 11: Community Dinner 11: 4:30 - 6 p.m. (accessible from Beckwith) December 16 Messy Church for young families: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sundays: 9:15am: NOTE: Eucharist, St. Augustine’s, County Rd. 10 with Richardson

St. Paul’s United Church


Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church

Gallery Perth The Civitan Club of Perth invites Seniors to a

warmly invites you to our vernissage 17 Wilson St. East

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First Baptist Church 17 D’Arcy Street, Perth • 613-267-2023 Seeking, Serving & Sharing Our Saviour Minister: Rev. Frank Morgan, B.A., B.D.

Jim Moore and Friends Santa always drops in for a visit Reservations can be made from Wednesday, Nov. 17 until Friday, Dec. 3 Call 613-283-8161 (Karen Leroux) or 613-267-3955 (Hans Gretener) Please choose either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. serving 427674


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Saturday, November 27 Wayne Williams Donna Lynd Marc Brzustowski Rivka Waas Arlene Cassidy Bonnie Brooks

Where we Believe, Belong, Become Rev. Lewis Massarelli

Advent 1 – Sunday, Nov. 28 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Guest speaker: Rev. Grace Vaters Nursery care provided. All welcome. Next Community Dinner Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m Donations accepted. Need a ride? 613-267-2023


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Sunday, Nov. 28 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Next Community Dinner Saturday, Dec. 18 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 613-267-2973



of music acknowledging that the Lord God omnipotent reigns. (You can watch it by looking up the video “Opera Company of Philadelphia” on Operaphila’s channel on We will all likely hear this chorus several times throughout the advent season. To join this melody is to make room for Christ to settle into the very fabric of all that we are, taking down the “no room at the inn” signs of our daily routines and decisions, and to live in such a way as to make the characteristics of his lordship visible. Waiting for his retur n, we anticipate the joy that will come to the earth when he reigns in all his glory. “Joy to the world! The Lord is come: let earth receive its King; let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.” May his birth and sure return bring you great joy in believing as you join the endless song of the ages. A blessed advent season to you.


“...Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures...” 1 Corinthians 15:3 Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread 11:15 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Gospel Meeting Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Thursdays, 7 p.m. Perth Bible Hour in the Stewart School library. For transportation, call 613-267-3012 or 268-2616








PDCI lost the final g a m e, b u t t o o k a modest second place. The top scorers of the season were Alyssa Edmonds, Montana Timmons, and Emily Gray. Congratulations to all the girls on the team, the school is very proud of how well you played this year. PDCI would also like to thank all those who volunteered their time Blue to keep score and time the games throughout the season. A very exciting opportunity has re-cently come up for two PDCI girls. Grade 10 student Katrina Wright and Andrea Reith, Grade 9, left for Brazil on Tuesday, Nov. 16 to compete in the Pan-American Championships for aerobic g ymnastics. They are part of the five-member Canadian national team. -BOE6TF1MBOOJOHBOE1SPKFDU.BOBHFNFOU Aerobic gymContact Tracy for assistance with your nastics involves severances and land use planning projects. a series of fastmoving ste ps perfor med on a wood-sprung floor, requiring flexibility, strength, and


The students at Perth and District Collegiate Institute showed their respect for those we have lost at their a n n u a l Re m e m brance Day assembly on Thurs. Nov. 11. A montage of photos was shown on three projectors as the audience filtered in and took t h e i r s e at s. T h e production was narrated by Devlyn Lalonde and Sydney Big Jacklin. The featured presentations included a short skit by Nelson McCullough and Lexi Donaldson, a choir singing Where Have All the Flowers Gone, and The Trews’ song Highway of Heroes per-formed by Alex Murphy, Fred Cloutier, Colin Francey, Scott Cosens and Nick Thompson. The traditional Last Post was also performed by Fred Cloutier. Overall, the assembly had a powerful effect on everyone. The senior girls’ basketball team played a tough season this year and made it all the way to the finals. On Nov. 9, they played their second game of the finals and took a 44-41 win over Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. This victory forced a third and final game on Nov. 11 to decide the winning team.

On Nov. 1 and 2, 10 St. John CHS students earned their Red Cross Certification in Standard First Aid, CPR and AED. Each of these students is registered in the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Health and Wellness. Students in this program earn industry-recognized certifications and training, take specific high school courses, complete a cooperative education placement in a Health and Wellness setting, and participate in events and field trips in Grades 11 and 12 that help them focus their learning and prepare them for post-secondary programs.


A day to remember


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says violence against women is an unacceptable community problem. In addition to this date being the kick off of the white ribbon campaign, it is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, certainly an aus-picious day to start community actions to make a difference. Also falling into the 16 Days of Activism is Dec. 3 – the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This relates directly to violence against women in that according to Canadian statistics, over 80 per cent of disabled girls and women will be abused in their lifetimes. The next date in the 16-day period to note is Dec. 6 – the national day of remembrance to commemorate the murders of fourteen women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Simply remembering the murdered women is not enough. Action must be taken to prevent even more women and children from being murdered. Now is the perfect time to take that action. On Dec. 8, Lanark County Interval House will be providing a free bus to Queen’s Park as women from all over the province gather and meet with politicians from all three major provincial parties to demand action that will make women and children

safer.If you are interested in joining the rally and having your voice heard in the seat of our provincial government, please call the public education coordinator at 613-257-1115 ext.1. November really is an important month, but more important than that is your participation in the issues that define this month. Together we can make a very real difference in the lives of abused women and children in our own community and all across the globe. It’s time to get on the bus.

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The shelter is in need of new (not used) towels, socks and underwear. To make a donation of these items, please call the public education co-ordinator at 613-257-1115 ext. 1. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated. Lanark County Interval House provides extensive support for children, youth and women who experience abuse and can refer men to the appropriate resources. All the services are free and confidential and you do not need to be a resident of the shelter to access the services. Interval House also provides shelter and support for women and their children who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse. Call 613-257-5960 or 1-800-267-7946 24 hours a day for any of our services.

Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located beside the GWM Hospital 39 Drummond Street West, PERTH 613-267-2110


You may not know it, but November is a really important month. We are now well into Woman Abuse Prevention Month and coming up on the internationally recognized and celebrated 16 Days of Activism, which runs from Nov. 25 until Dec. 10. You may be asking, what exactly does this mean? By having an entire month dedicated to acknowledging the continued crisis of woman abuse on a local, national and international scale, women’s rights groups and shelters all over the world focus their activism on raising awareness of the issues and engaging the public and elected politicians to take action and make real change in the lives of women and children living with abuse. Locally, November boasts two of the most important fundraisers for Lanark County Interval House, including the 22nd-annual Women’s Fair and the Violet Femmes. Our local women’s shelter is also enthusiastically participating in the global 16 Days of Activism initiative and strongly encourages our community to join in the fight to end violence against women and children. On Nov. 25, women and men alike are invited to wear a white ribbon as a symbol of their intolerance to woman abuse and as a visual statement that


An important month for women’s rights

Lanark 4-H team brings home the gold Teams from Durham East, Huron, Haldimand, Lanark, Oxford and Sudbury 4-H Associations represented their regions in a very competitive provincial Go For The Gold competition showcasing their 4-H enthusiasm and knowledge of various 4-H projects from dairy to horse and scrapbooking to small engines and current events. Games were composed of various types of questions including short answers, assigned multiple choice, who or what am I, snappers (true or false) and pop-up questions. After five preliminary rounds and a nail-biting championship game, the team from Region 2, representing Lanark 4-H Association, grabbed gold at the Go For The Gold provincial championships held Nov. 6 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF).

Teammates Michelle Guerard, Ashley Knapton, James Knapton and Alan Nanne along with their coach Leanna Lowry, beat out the very competitive Region 3 Durham East 4-H Association team to come away with the championship ribbon. Go For the Gold’s continued success is due to the generous support from our provincial program sponsor Ontario Mutuals, as well as support from RAWF, along with the volunteers and coaches that come out to watch, support and cheer their team on. 4-H Ontario Go For The Gold (GFTG) is a trivia based, knowledge competition (similar to Reach for the Top) that focuses on 4-H project materials and current events. Teams must have competed at both local and regional GFTG competitions in order to qualify for the Provincial GFTG Championships.

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

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2010 The Meeting Dates are as follows: Monday November 29th Tuesday December 7th

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The Township of Beckwith is interested in obtaining a proposal for Canteen Operation at the Beckwith Recreation Complex. Equipment List and Guidelines are available at the Township Office. Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal on or before Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. to:


Township of Beckwith 1702 9th Line Beckwith Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 Attention: Cynthia Moyle, Chief Administrative Officer Telephone: (613) 257- 1539 Fax: (613) 257-8996 E-Mail:

Connie Pauze organizes her stock while Julie Howard checks out the merchandise during the Lanark Lodge Christmas Bazaar that took place on Friday, Nov. 19. Andrew Snook photo

Perth Lioness Club celebrates On Nov. 9, the members of the Perth Lioness Club celebrated its 57th birthday as an established service club. May Porubovic (a member for 53 years) lit a memorial candle in recognition of the club’s establishment in 1953. The club was also very proud to receive four new members. President Joan McIntosh and membership chair Josie Roberts installed the following members: Dianne Walsh, Danielle Wall, Dorothy Comeau and Cathy Quinn. Congratulations. Lioness guests from the Elgin and Brockville clubs were welcomed and enjoyed a catered dinner and birthday cake. A defibrillator demonstration and current CPR techniques were explained to Lion and Lioness members on Oct. 29. Instructors (Deputy Mayor) Ed McPherson and Steve Allan did an excellent job of giving members a hands-

on experience. A special thanks goes to the Perth Lions Club for buying and installing this life-saving device. The club has been very busy with several successful fundraisers like the apple pie sale, Kris Kringle Craft Sale, catering and Lioness fair booth. Liz Hughes oversaw the baking and selling of 730 pies. Thanks to the many hands that supported this project. A special thanks goes to the community for supporting the many projects we endeavour. Success means that the club is able to give back. It recently made a $10,000 donation to the new Algonquin College campus in Perth, a $1,000 donation to the Saltos Athletics Club and $500 to Sultana Frizell, who set a record in hammer throwing at the Commonwealth Games. As the Christmas season is fast approaching, catering chair Pat Murphy reminded members of five catering events starting on Nov. 27. Many hands make light work! Submitted by the Perth Lioness Club.

The lowest or any proposal may not necessarily be accepted.

BECKWITH TOWNSHIP’S CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Saturday, November 27, 2010 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Beckwith Public School Gym (1523 9th Line Beckwith) Over 40 Exhibitors Cash Donations Will Be Collected for The Lanark County Food Bank More Information contact Melanie, 613-435-8929


Large Item Pick-up is done for 2010. It will resume again in April of 2011.


Please check our website for new employment opportunities.



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Call Andrew Rivington, Cell: 613-812-3280

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

Spotless bungalow handy to Hwy. 7 in the quaint village of Maberly across from the Fall River. 2 bedrooms plus office or 3rd bedroom on the lower level. Cosy rec room, detached garage, private. Lots new! $164,900. MLS#776366. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

$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

$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






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


Spacious main-level condo – Riverview with private deck. One bedroom plus den/ office, in-unit laundry. $192,900. MLS # 776536

PERTH CONDO ON THE RIVER! - 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.

COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL Great location on the main street in the downtown core of Perth for this


Call Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361

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

Spacious 4 bedroom Penthouse Condominium - enjoy beautiful sunsets from your own private rooftop patio. Flooded with sunshine and spectacular views on 3 sides. $279,000. MLS # 770335 Call Andrew Rivington, Cell: 613-812-3280





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

$ 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

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 cared for and sitting on a phenomenal lot. $169,900 Christian Allan & Norene Allan 613-812-0407

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






23 Acres - Off Station Rd. on Stones Rd. $24,500 7.5 Acres - On County Rd. #8 near Watsons Crs. $34,900 BLACK LAKE - $189,000 - This is an AMAZING price for this 2 bedroom, open concept, cottage with 115 feet on beautiful Black Lake, almost 250 feet deep. Large master bedroom, screened-in porch. Great access on township maintained road. MLS#760447. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

* Sales Representative

** Broker

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

Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

*** Broker of Record

27 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $65,000 Call Joanne Bennell for more details, 613-264-0505


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

Perth Courier  

November 25, 2010

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