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The Upper Canada District School Board recently announced that it will experience a modest budget surplus for 2009-2010. The surplus means the board has moved from an accumulated deficit of $9.5 million to an accumulated surplus of $3.6 million in four years. The deficit was caused when the ministry of education recieved $9.5 million in special education funding from the board. The budget surplus can be attributed to a number of factors including: • Enrolment exceeded projections. • Transportation alignment (formed a consortium with the coterminous board). • Equitable access to effective program delivery. • Facility maintenance and upgrades including on budget construction of the new Vankleek Hill Collegiate and sale of surplus properties. • Long-range system planning. • Alignment with the board’s strategic plan. • A commitment to the educational success of its communities. “This is very positive news for our board,” outlined director of education David Thomas. “We have invested $1 million more to hire teachers and $1.3 million more to hire educational assistants than was proposed in our original budget. That additional spending is a result of increased enrolment. “We were saddled with a deficit that took four years to retire but now, with our accurate planning and sound fiscal management, we can reinvest in student learning as highlighted in our strategic plan.”


quarter of a million dollars from a former Perth resident during the foundation’s annual Christmas The Perth and District Com- Gala on Nov. 26. The Ken Gray Memorial Fund munity Foundation received a

Family of the late Ken Gray stand with Perth and District Community Foundation president Bob Leitch during the Christmas Gala at Code’s Mill Inn and Spa on Nov. 26. From left, Kevin Gray, Susan Gray and Leitch. Kassina Ryder photo

Food Mountain campaign reaches goal BY DESMOND DEVOY


was created in honour of the man who left $250,000 to the foundation after he died last May. “It is a milestone for this foundation,” said foundation president

The numbers for the Perth donations to the Build A Mountain of Food campaign are encouraging, with word that the drive has seen an increase in both food and finances. “Perth is up from a year ago,” said campaign organizer Hugh Colton. The Perth campaign raised 5,640 lbs. of food. Moneywise, Perth citizens raised $2,865.30 in

2010, compared to the $2,000.32 raised last year. “We make it the best in every community that we can,” said Colton, adding that he doesn’t try and top the previous year’s amount. Colton noted that he is not concerned if people are not able to donate as much as they could. “It’s still 2,000 lbs. more than they had,” noted Colton. Next door in Carleton Place, a generous donation by the Giant Tiger store has put the Build A Mountain of Food campaign in

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that community back on par with last year’s food donations. The amount of food collected as part of the Carleton Place food drive topped the scales at 3,090 lbs., after a donation of 1,000 lbs. by GT owner Ray MacLaren put it roughly on par with the 3,500 lbs donated in 2009. Financial donations from that weekend were $1,132, compared with $973.28 from 2009. “The donation from Giant Tiger helped us out big time,” said Colton.

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Veronica Airth has opened a new gallery in Perth. 3

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Bob Leitch. “Through his estate, he wanted to benefit charities in the community he loved.” Gray was born in Clyde Forks in 1912 and moved to Perth in 1926. He later moved to Prescott, but always considered Perth his hometown. “Perth is Ken’s home, he lived here as a child and he always had strong ties to Perth,” daughterin-law Susan Gray said. “This is where he would want the money to go and he would want it to go to education and health.” Gray’s grandson, Kevin Gray, agreed. “Education was first and foremost,” he said. “He would always reiterate that.” The money will be used to fund health and education-related projects in the area, Leitch said. “The idea of a community foundation is to build a fund that then can be sustained for years to come and can continue to benefit the community,” Leitch said. “This one will be targeted to See ‘Community’, Pg. 3


Grade 12 PDCI students Scott Cousens and Brock Ogilvie walk around town promoting the Perth Museum. Perth’s rally car team have won They carry a puppet of Brent McLaren, town crier, and Roderick Matheson, the original owner of the Canadian championship. 18 Matheson House, now the Perth Museum. Kassina Ryder photo

Wilson Street is officially open for business. The grand reopening celebration for the street took place on Sunday, Nov. 28, at the corner of Wilson Street and Sunset Boulevard. A ribbon cutting, as well as a celebratory kiss from Perth Mayor John Fenik, highlighted the event. “This road will be good for a million years,” Fenik joked. The $9.1-million project reconstructed above-and below-ground infrastructure for Wilson Street and built a variety of aesthetic features, including new benches, wider sidewalks and new signage to help highlight Perth’s downtown area. Fenik thanked downtown businesses and citizens for their patience during the seven-month construction period. “I’m just really pleased that the road is officially opened,” Fenik said. “This newly rebuilt road will serve our taxpayers well into the future. Thanks to the contributions of our federal and provincial partners, we were able to complete the entire project on budget and on time.” The federal and provincial governments each committed more than $3 million toward the reconstruction project through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The federal government will contribute an additional $850,000 through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The Town of Perth contributed the balance of the total project cost. “The new Wilson Street will appeal to pedestrians, cyclists, and the new aesthetic features will help revitalize the downtown core,” said local MP Scott Reid. “The improvements will also provide a safer roadway for residents and visitors alike.’’

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New gallery for Perth BY KASSINA RYDER More than 200 people attended the grand opening of a new art gallery in Code’s Mill on Nov. 27. Gallery Perth at Code’s Mill held an art show open house, Art Here and Now, in honour of its opening. The event showcased the work of 13 local artists. Owner Veronica Airth said the large artistic community in Perth makes it an ideal place to open an art gallery. “Perth is a hotspot for creative people, it seems that more and more are emerging or arriving,” Airth said. “Gallery Perth wants to show these people off, not only to the locals, but to visitors and it hopes to attract visitors and outsiders to this town.” Paintings, sculptures and even rocking chairs were on display during the show. Furniture maker David Osborne creates custom-made rocking chairs. He said the open house allowed creative people to meet and share ideas. “It’s a great get-together for

local artists,” he said. “The variety of different art we have in the area is shown in this gallery.” Osborne is a former carpentry teacher at Perth’s Algonquin College campus. He measures the individual customer for each chair in order to get the ideal fit, he said. “I make the rocking chair to fit the person,” he said. “I have a lot of fun sculpting. It’s all handwork.” Airth said the unique art found in Perth will help attract people to the gallery. “It’s kind of a cultural experience for visitors,” she said. The event attracted a few visitors who travelled long distances to attend, but Airth said she hopes more visitors from outside Perth will come and check out the gallery in the coming months. “There were a few visitors from outside, but it seems it was mainly a locally attended event so I’m looking forward to people from out of town hearing about it Gallery Perth owner Veronica Airth stands with gallery assistant curator Edwina Wood and jewelry-maker as well,” she said. The Art Here and Now show Connie Strang at the grand opening of the gallery on Nov 27. From left, Veronica Airth, Edwina Wood and Strang. Kassina Ryder photo will continue until Dec. 31.

Lanark County balloonists break world record BY KASSINA RYDER A local team of amateur balloonists set a new world record for high altitude ballooning on Nov. 20. The Lanark Amateur Space

Agency (LASA) released a hydrogen-filled weather balloon at the Perth Fair Grounds at 9 a.m., said agency member Peter McCracken. It travelled 39,899 metres high – about 40 kilometres – breaking the world record for near-space flight before landing about 400

kilometres to the east, in the small Maine town of Jay. Near space is an altitude above 18,000 metres. Another group set the old record of 39,130 metres in July 2009. It took the Lanark team eight launches to break the record.

Future of tourism is discussed BY KASSINA RYDER The Lanark Highlands are rolling out the welcome mat. The first information session for the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) was held in Perth on Nov. 23. Approximately 25 local business owners and others gathered at the Stone Cellar Restaurant to hear presentations about the future of tourism in the region, which may include an accommodations tax of three per cent. “I was thrilled with the questions people were asking,” said Marie White, tourism manager for Lanark County Tourism. “It shows a high level of interest.” The Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture plans to divide the province into 13 different tourism regions. The areas will be managed by their own Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs), which will be guided by people involved in the tourism industry, Nicole Whiting, co-ordinator of the OHTO said during her presentation. The OHTO encompasses region 11, which includes the Perth area. “Each region will be creating its own tourism organization,” Whiting said. “Each region is unique.” The ministry will provide a to-tal of $875,000 for the next two years to help initiate tourism projects. A base fund of $500,000 is expected to continue, but Whiting said it is unclear whether that fund will be ongoing. In the meantime, regions will vote on whether or not to implement a levy of up to three per cent on the price of all “roofed accommodations”, meaning any hotel or bed and breakfast with more than four rooms.

These levys could generate up to $1.1 million in funding for tourism development, which would be redistributed throughout the region, Whiting said. The organization has also hired a consulting company to assist in the project’s direction. Brain Trust Marketing and Consulting has completed projects for 21 destinations throughout Ontario, including Toronto and Ottawa, consultant Richard Innes told the group. Figuring out a destination’s core attractions is one of the keys to success, he said. “What we need to be doing is developing our destinations,” he said. Development includes giving tourists new reasons to visit, along with improving the experiences that are currently drawing people to the area. Lanark County boasts many tourist attractions, White said.

Consultant Richard Innes with Brain Trust Marketing and Consulting speaks during the first information session of the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization. Kassina Ryder photo


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“There is a whole network deployed across the world by amateur radio enthusiasts and so if we ever lose track of the balloon, that…system is listening worldwide,” McCracken said. “There are radios set up that are hooked up to the Internet, and it reports to the Internet as well as us listening in the vehicles.” McCracken said travelling and getting a chance to talk to people is another great aspect of the project. “Whenever you tell someone, ‘We’re chasing a weather balloon,’ they just get this look on their face and they want to know more,” he said. “They’re really intrigued and interested about it and we’ve had some really fun encounters that way.” LASA launched three years ago thanks to a group of parents from the Perth Children’s House Montessori School, McCracken said. The group is planning another launch in the spring in partnership with St. John Elementary School and St. John Catholic High School. McCracken said the experiment will be up to the schools to decide, but some examples could include sending seeds in the package to explore the effects of cosmic radiation or the effects of extreme cold. The balloon reaches heights where the temperature can be -60 C. “We’re going to leave it up to the kids’ and teachers’ imagination,” McCracken said. “We have the ability to give them some cargo space, I guess, and let them design an experiment that they would like to send up.”

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Community foundation health and education.” Students, researchers and others will benefit from the donation, he added. “It might be scholarships, it might be research, it might be any number of things that relate to any of those areas,” he said. “The money generated by that $250,000 endowment would be used for those over the years to come.” While the foundation has received large donations in the past, Leitch said this endowment

is one of the largest. “This is one of the single most significant ones we’ve had,” he said. The foundation has distributed over $140,000 in grants to community organizations since its inception in 2001, Leitch said. More than $35,000 has been administered to community organizations this year, including Algonquin College, the Youth Action Kommittee and Big Brothers Big Sisters.



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The area abounds with lakes and rivers ideal for boating and fishing, the Rideau Canal is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and maple syrup production can always be counted on to draw visitors. “The maple syrup experience is a key draw,” she said. “It’s a traditional Canadian experience, especially for international visitors.” The organization must now determine the OHTO’s board of directors, which will be made up of 15 members from across the region. Municipal officials will not be eligible to sit on the board, which is expected to be determined by March 31. RoxAnne Darling is co-owner of Nordlaw Lodge outside Westport. She said a project that aims to revamp tourism in the area should also take into account the roadblocks many local businesses face when dealing with government agencies. “With the economic factors that have hit us regionally, worldwide and across the border, it doesn’t help that our local governments aren’t doing a whole lot to help us,” she said. Darling said much of her clientele used to be made up of visitors from the United States. New policies such as changes to fishing licensing and the new Harmonized Sales Tax have made it harder to entice those visitors. “Regulations, costs, the ease of receiving fishing licences, all of those things have changed in the last few years at the detriment to American fishermen,” she said. “The HST has had a huge hit on our lodge.” Brain Trust will now research the tourism industry in the region and give a report on steps to take to improve, Innes said. The report is expected to be finalized in March.

This time, they filled the balloon with hydrogen instead of helium, McCracken said. Hydrogen is lighter and gives more lift. They also determined the precise amount of gas to fill the balloon with in order to achieve the greatest height. “We think we’ve optimized our filling of the balloon,” he said. Filling the balloon too much can cause it to pop because the gas inside expands as it travels higher and the pressure drops. But not filling it enough means the balloon will stop travelling upward. “There is a very fine line between those two that you have to reach to get the maximum lift out of the balloon,” McCracken said. “After eight launches, we think we’ve figured out what that optimum is.” The balloon also carries a 150 gram package containing a GPS, a tracker and a radio, which sends out a signal that can be heard with a ham radio. Because the balloon travels so high, the radio’s signal can be heard at great distances, McCracken said. The real fun begins after the balloon descends back to Earth. It’s like finding a hidden treasure, “only you don’t know where it’s going to land and there are a lot of variables involved,” he said. The group must then travel to wherever the balloon landed to pick it up. So far, they’ve been to Quebec, all across Ontario and into the eastern United States. They use the ham radio automatic packet reporting system to find the balloon’s radio signal on an online map.

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Snow Removal 2010-11 The Township of Lanark Highlands will not be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes or parked vehicles where the said boxes or vehicles interfere with the snowploughing of Township roads. Parking of vehicles on Township roads and village streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. will not be permitted from Nov. 1, 2010 to Apr. 1, 2011. The Prohibition of parking applies to the entire road right-of-way, normally 10m (33’) from the centre of the road. It is an offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to push snow onto or across a Township road or street. The removal of such snow piles by the Township will be charged to the adjacent property owner. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Scott Cameron, Public Works Superintendant 75 George Street, Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239 • F: 613-259-2291 E: •

Municipal Office Closure The Municipal Office will be closed for the holidays starting Monday, December 20, 2010 and will reopen on Monday January 3rd, 2011.

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New tattoo parlour opens up shop on Gore Street BY ANDREW SNOOK

and ended up raising $2,500. “I got skin, something good happened (for the wildlife centre), it was win-win,” he said. Wan started up his first shop out of the basement of his home in Perth. “I had a good set up,” he said. “My wife and I lived upstairs and the shop was downstairs.”

Wan said that his new shop on Gore Street doesn’t really feel like a tattoo parlor to him. For the Love of Ink provides a variety of services to people outside of tattooing, including piercings, esthetics and tanning. It has satisfied the needs of more than 4,000 clients. He said that he does his best to accommodate

Perth’s Curtis Wan loves to think ink. He has been tattooing customers since 2005 and has opened up a new parlour, For the Love of Ink Inc. at 88 Gore St. It’s not hard to find, just look for the mannequin covered in tattoos in the shop’s front window. Wan started tattooing in 2005, after a decade as a computer engineer. He said that the industry was just too cut-throat for him. “I was a manager of a department and just had a breakdown and left,” he said. “Right from the get-go I was brought up to be a corporate tech. I’m glad I fell off that ladder.” Wan and his wife, Lisa, decided moved to Perth almost seven years ago, a choice Wan likes to this day. “I love Perth,” he said. “My wife is from here originally.” Wan took a year off before deciding to pursue a new career; he originally planned to take up carpentry. One day he decided that tattooing people was of greater interest to him as a profession, and talked it over with Lisa. “I told my wife and she said ‘OK’ and I started training,” he said. Wan started out by tattooing pig skins he would get from his local butcher shop. “I would go to the butcher, buy a couple of steaks, and have them throw a couple of pig skins my way,” he said. “The only way you get better is to do more tattoos.” One of the other ways Wan got his hands-on training was by offering tattoos at cost during a fundraiser for the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee, Ont. Wan said he gave people tattoos Curtis Wan recently opened up his new tattoo parlour at 88 Gore St. in exchange for a $15 donation, called For the Love of Ink Inc. Submitted photo

walk-in customers, but generally books people a month in advance. Wan said many friends and family were originally skeptical of the idea of a shop in Perth, but Wan said he has customers flocking to him from as far as Kingston, and various cities and towns in Quebec. “Forty per cent of my business is from outside Lanark County,” he said. Wan said that an overwhelming percentage of his business comes from women between 30 and 45, particularly mothers. “I always joke I’m the soccer mom tattoo artist,” he said. Wan said that he holds himself to his own set of standards when

it comes to what he will or will not tattoo on people. Wan said he sometimes turns away potential customers – usually teenagers – who come to him with tattoo requests that could jeopardize their futures. “I don’t tattoo hands, necks or faces,” he said. “I won’t even do the Confederate flag. I’m picky with what I’ll tattoo. When you’re not worried about money you can live by your morals.” Wan said he doesn’t really have long-term goals regarding his new shop; he is simply enjoying doing what he does. “I just want to make sure everyone’s happy and getting good services,” he said.

Entering a Goldman new age BY KASSINA RYDER

The Perth and District Union Public Library will soon have a new face behind the desk. Elizabeth Goldman will take over as head librarian and CEO at the beginning of January. Goldman replaces Faye Cunningham, who has served in that position for more than 30 years. While Goldman realizes she has some big shoes to fill, she said she hopes Cunningham’s experience will help her ease into the new job. “She clearly has very deep ties to the community and really has done wonderful things for the library,” Goldman said. “I’m hoping she’ll share with me some of the things she knows.” Goldman, who holds a master’s degree in library and information science, is currently the database librarian for the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. She said partnering the library with community projects is something she hopes to achieve during her new

role in Perth. “There is a traditional idea of libraries where they have a collection of books and resources and it’s a pretty quiet place,” Goldman said. “I’m a proponent of a more modern view, where the library is going out into the community as well.” “I think it’s very important for the library to have strong connections to the community.” Goldman worked in Michigan where the library partnered with local seniors centres and the historical society to document local history. “One of the most rewarding projects was an oral history project about people who had attended one room schoolhouses,” she said. “Everyone really worked together to create a project that was much richer than any one of us could have done.” Libraries also help people learn research skills and increase their knowledge of technology, Goldman added. “Libraries are in the information business,” she said.

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Perth learned something new about Jully Black last weekend – she takes her young fans very seriously. Canada’s reigning R&B queen hit the Mason Theatre stage in Perth on Nov. 27, and when she spotted two young girls holding up signs, she called them forward. Reading the signs, Black hugged the girls, thanking them for their devotion. The full house witnessed this moment during Black’s performance hosted by the Perth Performing Arts Committee, making it a moment hard to forget. Black has been on the music scene for years, getting her first Canadian Top-40 hit back in 1997 with her song, “Rally’n.” Releasing her first album in 2005, she has set off hit after hit on the radio. Her sophomore release Revival won the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year category for the 2008 Juno Awards, and in 2009, she released her third album, The Black Book. Since then, she has performed on the world stage. She opened the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, as well as opened for Kanye West in Singapore and performed a private event for the Queen. Globetrotting around the world hasn’t stopped Black from hosting smaller-venue performances, and Perth is no exception. She performed with energy and excitement, entrancing the audience for her hour-long performance. Opening with her Etta James remake, “7 Day Fool”, Black danced her way around the stage alongside her four-piece band,

and just when you thought she had performed her best release, she’d throw out another chart topper, such as “Until I Stay” and “Sweat of Your Brow.” When she poured out ballads on stage, including “Love You Forever,” it showcased her songwriting talent, making it evident why she has written songs for some of America’s top talent, including Destiny’s Child. Black has sensational singing talent, making it easy to like the music and the artist. But she made the audience completely fall for her when she wrapped up her concert with the song, “Running,” and motioned for those two same young fans to come on stage where, together the trio danced. The theatre erupted in applause, and Black thanked the audience. “Without you, I am nothing,” she said. “So I extend my attitude and gratitude to you, Perth.”



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Too little, too late

s Dalton giveth, so too doth he taketh away. It seems that Premier Dalton McGuinty really thinks that he can appear generous on the one hand, offering a 10 per cent cut on Ontarians’ hydro bills, but still hope that no one notices that hydro prices are still going to rise 46 per cent over the next five years regardless. In the Nov. 18 fall economic update, provincial finance minister Dwight Duncan revealed that the Liberals would be cutting Ontario’s hydro bills by 10 per cent, starting Jan. 1. According to the Toronto Star, Duncan called it “substantial hydro relief.” Well, firstly, we’ll believe it when we see it on our statements. Secondly, while some relief is better than no relief, it misses the point. Queen’s Park is out of touch, and something is seriously wrong. In 2003, the Liberals made a big to-do about keeping Ontario’s hydro system in public hands, after moves by the Ernie Eves Tories to privatize it. Now, fast forward seven years, and it appears that the fear-mongering about a jump in hydro rates was true – except that instead of it coming at the hands of a privately owned energy system, it’s the provincial government that’s doing the dirty work. Really doesn’t seem to matter who’s in charge. The Star reported that “the average hydro bill in Ontario (is) about $125 a month.” It very well may be. But listen in to any radio call-in show, or ask around at work or the coffee shop, and it seems that everyone else has been paying far more, seeing their rates go up substantially. For example, our very own Lanark County Food Bank has seen its monthly hydro bill jump from $199 in 2007, to an average of $387 a month in 2010. And that’s for a charity, who try their hardest to keep their overhead costs as low as possible. That’s $188 a month that could go to feed deserving families in our county, that is instead going towards rising hydro rates, the HST and retiring the old Ontario Hydro debt. This is just one of possibly hundreds, if not thousands, of examples from across the province of people trying to cut back, make ends meet, doing their best to meet their conservation requirements, and still being made to feel as though it is not enough. This just seems like more money that is getting frittered away on green eco energy projects that have yet to prove their worth. Yes, we need to move away from coal-fired power generation and conserve more. But at a time when every penny counts, this is simply too little, too late.

Local Landmark In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture by emailing with the subject line, “Local Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! Unfortunately, no one identified last week’s local landmark, the Crystal Palace. The Perth Citizens’ Band performs at this week’s landmark.

Kudos for Wilson Street project

Dear Editor, The Wilson Street project is completed and we, as residents of this busy street, wish to express our thanks to those involved in the creation of this new and more attractive gateway to Perth. During the months of activity, we found the workmen of all the companies involved to be unfail-

ingly helpful to us in accessing our driveways. They worked hard, but always took the time to be patient and pleasant both to us, and our guests. We would particularly like to express our thanks to Town of Perth employees Grant Machan and Brian Stinson for their swift and courteous responses to specific concerns that we

raised. This has been a huge undertaking and we hope that they all find satisfaction in knowing that their work will be appreciated for many decades to come. Sincerely, Natalie and John Gibb-Carsley

Thanks for patience and politeness

Dear Editor, I just want to say thank you to the wonderful citizens of Perth. During the Wilson Street reconstruction, we had the potential for a lot of anger, frayed nerves, noisy horns and screeching brakes. What I observed was patience, courtesy and politeness, as so many of us sat in line on Drummond Street

trying to get to Highway 7. Many times a kind driver let me into the line from the side street that I live on. I saw lots of people stop to let pedestrians across in front of the hospital, and also at Harris Street. In contrast to this, I spent one rush hour in a larger city in south-western Ontario. No one was courteous, cars zipped

into tiny spaces in front of me, others sped through yellow/ red lights and tore through stop signed corners. I’m glad to be back to normal here in Perth. I think all of you deserve a gold star and a huge thank you for your courtesy.

Dear Editor, The Town of Perth wants to destroy the old cheese monument near the railway tracks (The Perth Courier, Oct. 21, 2010). How ironic! On this same date in 1943, The Perth Courier advertised the unveiling of this very monument to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous Mammoth Cheese. County of Lanark Milk Producers Association sponsored the commemorative monument after carefully consider-

ing the cost during the war. The CPR agreed to the site and its engineering department helped with the design. The monument has greeted thousands of train travellers. It kept the Mammoth Cheese story alive and attracted visitors. Without the old cheese replica, would there be a glossy new cheese replica in downtown? The concrete cheese has endured 67 years of exposure to weather and rumbling trains. It is unique piece of Lanark

County heritage. Why does the town “need to finish the story on the old monument”? Is destruction, at a possible cost of $2,000 to $3,000 to taxpayers, necessary? Why the haste to demolish the local landmark? I wrote to the editor in June 2008 that I hoped that the old replica would not be neglected. Now, sadly, I write that neglect is a better choice than destruction.

Esther Morgan

Neglect better than destruction

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Happy 17th anniversary


n Saturday I attended what I guess could be called a “mini reunion” of my journalism class. Actually, by the end of the event we had decided we were really the advance party scoping out the situation for future milestone reunions. See this year marks the 17th anniversary of our graduation from Carleton University. When this reunion was proposed, a few of us scratched our heads in wonder at the concept of a 17th anniversary event – especially since we did not mark the 10th or 15th occasions. You know, though, the whole 17 thing grew on me. For instance, 17 is much less aggressive than 20 or 25. Seventeen doesn’t make me feel particularly old. In fact, I liked being 17 and tried to stay that age up until about last year, so I am fond of that number. While we didn’t have a huge turnout, several folks did come out and a few came from fairly long distances to attend. It was interesting to hear how many of us actually worked as journalists after graduating, and how many leveraged the degree into other things. I enjoyed telling people I had eventually crossed over from journalism to what we fondly call “the dark side” (PR). We visited some of the old stomping grounds on campus, including St. Pat’s (the journalism building), where we were guided about by one of our journalism profs. It’s interesting to see the changes. When were there in the early ’90s, technologies were on the cusp of something new. We worked on computers that used DOS, which many of you young gaffers have probably never even heard of, just as the world was switching to Windows.



Past Deadline In radio production we learned how to edit in analog using razor blades to cut our reel-toreel tapes. (And, yes, you can bet there were lots of references to stressed-out students working late at night in tiny rooms with razor blades.) The technician we worked with 17 years ago happened to be at the school during our visit and we had a long chat about the pros and cons of the changes in technology. Rows of computers can be found in classrooms where only desks existed. Paste-upboards have been replaced by editing software in the print newsroom. Online media is now part of the curriculum. We weren’t using the interwebs much back in the day. The telephone room where scores of us huddled with phone books trying to track down sources is still there, virtually unchanged, but is rarely used in this age of prolific cell phones. Then it was off to the TV studio where, again, we were greeted by new technologies. For example, our supply corner for

making graphics for our newscasts has been replaced by editing software. No more posters – sigh. In fact, a lot of the in-studio roles we learned during newscasts – directors, production assistants, camera operators – have been replaced by computers. And the 17 tonnes of equipment we had to lug around in the early ’90s? It’s all much lighter and handier for dainty journalism students. Then we trucked over to the site of the new journalism building being constructed on campus, complete with a glassed-in studio facing the Rideau River and the O-Train. Of course no jour nalism reunion would be complete without visiting old drinking haunts, so we went to a virtually unrecognizable campus bar and had a lovely time catching up. Now we’re busy thinking of what we’ll do for the big 20th reunion, especially since all the old familiar journalism spots will have moved to the new building. A reprise field trip to the Ro b e r t O. P i c k a rd S e w a g e Treatment Plant has been proposed (ah, memories). Perhaps we should tour the city via OC Transpo for several hours looking for a meeting to cover. Or maybe we could arm ourselves with digital recorders – no – cassette recorders for old time’s sake – and scrum someone on Parliament Hill or at city hall. Or maybe we could lug 60-lb sandbags around to simulate the lighting equipment we had to transport for TV reporting. Oh, it could be such fun! I wonder, though, if we should have it on our 19th anniversary just to be different and to prevent us from feeling elderly.

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No shortage of things to keep you busy in Perth


hen I first started writing this column – let me see now – 17 years ago, my main theme was settling down in a new community upon retirement. As time went by – the older you get, the faster it goes – I began to focus more on my view of the world, in old age. And since quite a lot of folk in and around my age group make a point of telling me that they share my opinions, I feel that perhaps I am hitting the mark. As I often tell these kind readers, we are all sisters under the skin, or at least most of us are, just wanting peaceful lives in reasonable health, with some kindness and laughter to share with family and friends. Luckily, in Perth we have good health care and lots of things to do. I did meet one poor old soul, a while back, who complained that her life was boring and that there was nothing to do and nowhere to go. I couldn’t disagree more. Life is what you make of it, as


BENDELL Settled In most of us realize. For example, here’s a brief rundown of the past few weeks in my life. Hang on while I fetch the calendar. I’d be lost without it, even if I do have to remind dear husb to, for goodness sake, jot upcoming things down before he forgets. Let’s see now… It’s a bit of a scribbled mess because it starts with nearest and dearest having his knee replacement operation at the Ottawa General. Soon

followed by twice weekly physio here in Perth. Thanks to good pals who are also part of the home support drivers’ group, I was able to get a lift to the foot care clinic for my once-everysix-weeks’ pedicure. I really enjoy this, plus the interesting chats with Joanne while she files and creams and massages my feet. She’s a nurse who specializes in this treatment at the architecturally interesting Lanark County Community Support Centre on Sunset Boulevard. Then our regular Thursday games evening with a couple we met through Kiwanis and a widowed friend we met years ago at the Perth Horticultural Society. These days I can’t manage the intensity of bridge or other complex card games. In fact, most of the games we play say on the box that they’re for eightyear-olds and over. Which suits me just fine. We play Phase 10, dominoes and, my favourite, Rummicub, which requires making

up sets of numbered tiles spread across the tabletop and adding to them once you have put down a starter set totalling 30. There, that doesn’t sound too mind-bending, does it? For our mid-evening break we lay out a few crackers and cheese spreads, plus tea and cookies, making sure that none of us overdoes it. I always remember a Good Housekeeping editor telling me that she and her friends had a tendency to go one better each time they met, so that what started out as wine and cheese ended up as champagne and caviar. We do sometimes warm up a platter of M&M’s sausage rolls or miniquiche, if it’s a special occasion, but there is

player did a wonderful 1930s dance to the tune of Has Anybody Seen My Gal? and even changed into feathers, beads and appropriate headwear to put us all in the mood. Incidentally, during all this, a lady from the audience got up and waltzed beautifully around the room. And she was 95! I can’t quite decipher the next few calendar scribbles and dear husb is away having the staples taken out of his knee in Ottawa, so you’ll just have to believe me when I say our lives are anything but dull. So if you are sitting at home feeling lonely, get out there and try some of the many things Perth has to offer. You’ll be glad you did.

no question of trying to outdo each other. Back to my calendar, which includes a Saturday “pay what you can” dinner at one of our local churches. Then one of Zeller’s Tuesday dinner and bingo nights, full of folk in wheelchairs having a fun outing, so lots of laughter and chat, presided over by Zeller’s hard-working organizer, April. Wednesday’s treat was at the Diners’ Club where the latest meal was excellent and the entertainment supplied by a local group called “Fiddlers and Friends.” Although not young, one of them tap-danced and then sat down and worked a splendid little dancing puppet. Another fiddle

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Kids, get your pencils sharpened All you good little boys and girls should get your letters ready for Santa Claus. He will be coming to Perth on Saturday, Dec. 4, and our friends at Canada Post will be collecting your letters for Santa to bring to the North Pole. The letter carriers will be in their Canada Post uniforms walking in the parade, so feel free to hand them your letters.



Twister writhes again Anyone looking to go out and enjoy a night of music and dancing should head up to McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Come out and watch Keith Glass, Peter Bigras, Jeff Kohl, Wayne Mills, Cam Gray and Michael Ball perform.

The Second Line of Drummond Women’s Institute has published a 50th Anniversary Book which celebrates life on the Second Line. It will make a great Christmas gift for folks with connections to the Second Line of Drummond. The book recognizes individuals, families, homes and farms along the Second Line. To purchase a copy of the book, call 613-2671898.

Private “I” Admission is $15 for adults, but kids aged 15 and under are free.

The gift of the past Give the gift of history this Christmas and help out a few local causes.

Cycling jerseys available this Christmas Anyone looking for a gift for a cyclist this Christmas can drop by the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday) and purchase a cycling jersey, or call 613-267-3200.

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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: The lowest or any proposal may not necessarily be accepted.


Just a reminder that the Angel Tree gifts need to be back to the municipal office by Tuesday December 7th, 2010.


Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1 – 4 p.m. Beckwith Council Chambers Rural Schools of Beckwith, An Archives Lanark Publication


The Township of Beckwith invites quotes for winter plow equipment & operator for a 3 year term Contract 2010-09 Contract applications and specifications are available at the Municipal Office: 1702 9th Line Beckwith Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 Contract applications must be submitted to the undersigned no later than: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10TH , 2010 AT 12:00 NOON Darwin Nolan, Public Works Superintendent


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Get those letters in to Santa

Tuesday December 7th


Municipal Connection Town approves Free Downtown Parking for Christmas 2010

Membership to serve on Police Services Board: 2011-2014 Term The Police Services Board seeks a citizen member to apply to serve on the Board for the term 20112014. The Board is made up of five members: two provincial appointees, two appointed Council members and one member appointed by Town Council from the community at large. To qualify, applicants must be a Canadian citizen,

Carbon monoxide…. the silent killer The Perth Fire Department strongly encourages the use of a carbon monoxide alarm in your home. These alarms can save your life by alerting you to the presence of this deadly gas. Here’s what you need to know. What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? • CO is a poisonous gas produced by incomplete combustion of common fuels • CO is invisible, odourless, tasteless and non-irritating • CO prevents blood cells from carrying oxygen to the body’s vital organs Sources of CO • Poorly maintained furnace, boiler, or water heater • Wood burning stove or fireplace • Any gas powered engines including vehicles, snow blowers, generators, etc. • Kerosene stoves or heaters Warning Signs of Potential CO Problems • Stale or stuffy air • Soot build-up around appliances and vents • A yellow flame in a natural gas appliance rather than blue • A pilot light that will not stay lit • A CO alarm is activated

Symptoms of CO Poisoning • Dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting with no fever • Fatigue, burning eyes, loss of muscle control • Long exposure to high concentrations of CO can lead to unconsciousness, brain damage, and death CO Poisoning Prevention • Ensure all fuel burning appliances are properly installed and maintained • Fuel burning appliances should be inspected annually by qualified personnel • Ensure that chimneys, combustion air intakes and exhaust vents are not blocked or plugged • Never leave motors running inside a garage or enclosure • Install a listed (ULC, CSA) CO alarm and test it regularly • Install in a location where it will be heard when sleeping Treating Symptoms of CO Poisoning • Get outside and get fresh air • Call the Fire Department at 9-1-1 from a cell phone or neighbour’s home • Seek medical attention • Have the problem repaired by a qualified technician If you require more information contact the Perth Fire Department at 613-267-5574.

(20 ft x 40 ft) as an addition to the existing building. THE SUBJECT LANDS are located on the north side of Foster Street, are described as PT LOT 7 and PT Lot 8 Plan 8828 and are municipally known as 9 Foster Street in the Town of Perth. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands subject to the variance application. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the application is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall. Please call in advance to ensure that staff will be available to assist you. ALSO TAKE NOTICE that signed, written submissions shall be accepted by the Secretary-Treasurer prior to, or during the hearing and such submissions shall be available for inspection by any interested party. In addition, if a party, who is notified, does not attend the hearing, the Committee can proceed and the party is not entitled to any further notice of hearings. Key Map 7


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGCONCERNING MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATION NUMBER D13-AC-A 06/10 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Perth Committee of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in accordance with Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, (as amended), on Friday, the 17th day of December, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., in the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario. THE PURPOSE of the application is to consider a proposed reduction of the rear yard setback in the Residential Third Density (R3) Zone requirements through a minor variance in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. THE EFFECT of this application would be to permit a reduction in the permitted rear yard setback from 6 m (19.6 ft) to 3.05m (10 ft) to facilitate construction of a dwelling unit with dimensions of roughly 6.1m X 12.2m

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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’s 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. 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 came into effect on November 20th, 2010. Parking on the street between the hours of midnight and 6:00am is not permitted. Parking in the Municipal Parking Lots between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am is not permitted, unless a permit is obtained from the Town Hall.

and a resident of the Town of Perth. Additional information regarding the Police Services Board can be found on the Town’s website at Interested applicants are asked to complete and submit an “Application to Serve on a Committee of the Council of the Town of Perth”, (located on the Town’s website) to the Town Clerk, 80 Gore St. E. Applications will be accepted from December 2nd up to and including December 17th, 2010. All applications received will be reviewed by the Town of Perth Striking Committee and a recommendation will be made to Council for the appointment of membership to the Police Services Board, at the first regular Council meeting on January 18th, 2011. Applicants not appointed in the initial process will be considered first in the event of a vacancy. All applications will be kept on file for the term 20112014. For further information, please contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311.



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Approximate location of Land subject to application D13-AC-A 06/10 A COPY OF THE DECISION will be mailed to those persons who attend or are represented at the hearing and those who have filed a written request with the Secretary for Notice of the Committee’s Decision. Dated at the Town of Perth This 24th, day of November, 2010. Eric P. Cosens RPP, M. Sc., Director of Planning Town of Perth, 80 Gore St. E., Perth, ON K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3770 Fax: 613-267-5635 E-mail:

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Let Harvey make you laugh The story goes that a friend of Mary Chase lost her son in the Second World War, and had commented that she thought she would never laugh again. Mary Chase said, “Oh yes you will.” So she set about writing a play that would make her friend, and all others who were suffering from the tragedy of war, laugh. The result was Harvey, a play that has been making people laugh for the past 67 years. Our current situation is not so different from those distressing years. Our young men are again being killed or badly wounded, this time in Afghanistan. From all over the world come stories of disaster. Incomes are shrinking and living expenses increasing. Laughter is needed as much now as it was in the 1940s. Perhaps more. So this December, Studio Theatre Productions will present that Mary Chase classic about the loveable Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey, the big white rabbit. Elwood is a great chap, good-looking, personable, generous and courteous, especially to ladies. Understandably, he has many friends. Trouble is, he insists on introducing Harvey to everyone, and since no one else can see this big white rabbit, he also loses a lot of friends. Trouble starts when he unexpectedly shows up at his sister Veta’s afternoon social and begins to introduce Harvey to all her friends. Veta, played by awardwinning actress Joanne McAuley, vows to have him committed to Chumley’s Rest, a psychiatric institution. But things go very wrong and Veta ends up in the sanitarium while Elwood and Harvey go on their way. On discovering the error, Dr. Chumley himself (Robert Del Grande) sets out to find Elwood. But as always with Harvey, things do not go quite as anticipated. This will be the second time well-known actor Jamie Schoular has played Elwood, and he brings to the role the same charm

Perth Lions Club Winners for the week of Nov. 12 were: “300 Club” draw Lorraine Dix, Haeley Dixon, Lucille CrawWinners in the Perth Lions Club “300 ford, Muriel Chemard and Bob Geroux. Club” draw for the week of Nov. 5, 2010, Winners for the week of Nov. 20 were: were: Lois Strickland, Jim Roland, Isobel Donna Moodie, Don McFarlane, Allan and innocence as Jimmy Stewart in the Purdon, Helena Hanna and Brenda Wat- Richmond, Delores McGlade and Sandra Meldrum. movie. It is a role Jamie has wanted to son. reprise for some time. “I like the play, but I like the character in particular,” he explains. “Elwood, I think, is a throwback to another era. He reminds me of Don Quixote. He’s all about chivalry, about trying to be nice to people. He’s a character that stands for some oldfashioned values that are not reflected in modern society.” Along with Joanna and Robert, Jamie is supported by a fine cast of experienced and new actors. Many are familiar faces to Studio Theatre audiences. Danielle MacDonald (The Mousetrap, The Importance of Being Earnest) plays the love smitten Nurse Ruth Kelly, and Hugh McCullogh (Mousetrap, Laura, Dear Santa, The Importance of Being Earnest) plays the handsome, aloof Dr. Lyman Sanderson. Howard Sonnenburg (Dear Santa) plays Wilson, Dr. Chumley’s burley assistant, and Ian Doig ( well known from Distributed Thursday, Feb. 17 as a special section to the his excellent theatre column) is Judge Omar Gaffney. Annette Huton, (Laura and Canadian Gazette, Kemptville Advance, Dear Santa) and Rowan McCullogh (Dear Perth Courier and Smiths Falls This Week. Santa) round out the cast of familiar faces. ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT picture in full colour plus 50 words: $40plus HST • Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 New to the Studio Theatre stage are Robin Batty who plays Myrtle Mae, WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS: Veta’s petulant daughter, Grace Mains, Almonte and Carleton Place: Perth and Smiths Falls: the charming, flirtatious Mrs. Chumley, Carol Nixon 613-257-1303 Brenda Watson 613-267-1100 and Will Jenkins, the philosophical taxi E-mail: E-mail: driver. Kemptville/Ottawa South and Winchester: Harvey runs Dec. 9 to 11, and 17 to 18 at 8 Cathy Farrell 613-258-3451 • E-mail: p.m., with Sunday matinees on Dec. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and BUSINESS ADVERTISING: $20 at the door and are available at The Almonte & Carleton Place: Perth: Bookworm and The Book Nook in Perth. Jamie Rae-Gomes 613-257-1303 Georgina Rushworth 613-267-1100 For credit card purchase, call Tickets E-mail: E-mail: Please at 613-485-6434. A convenience fee Carla Sheedy 613-257-1303 Gord Cowie 613-267-1100 applies. E-mail: E-mail: For further information, call the Studio Theatre box office at 613-267-7469 and Smiths Falls: Kemptville, Ottawa South and Winchester: leave a message, or visit our new website Kim Perkins 613-283-6222 Drew Headrick 613-258-3451 at E-mail: E-mail: If you need a good laugh, or just want to Jennifer Hindorff 613-258-3451 get into the Christmas spirit, don’t miss E-mail: Harvey. He can be seen by all who are children at heart.

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Lighting up Lanark on Dec. 9 On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre invites you to attend our festive tree-lighting ceremony in the heart of Lanark Village. It will be held in the parking lot of Pretty Goods on George Street. This event has become a very special time for us to celebrate our youth, to reach out to all residents in Lanark Highlands and beyond and to recognize the many local people who support the Youth Centre and keep the centre a vibrant and positive part of many young lives. The ceremony will get underway at 6 p.m. We have invited Wayne Cavanagh of Jack FM to help lead the event along with youth members, as well as choirs from Maple Grove School and Sacred Heart School. Local musicians Jenny Whiteley and Joey Wright will also lend their beautiful voices for the night. Their singing is sure to help us get into the Christmas spirit. And for those with a special request to make to Santa, it is very possible that he will be stopping by to see us as well. There will be free hot chocolate and a bake sale full of tasty treats, put on by

the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre 4H Club. Please come out to enjoy a treat and support our eager sellers. At this time of year, you may consider making a donation to the Youth Centre as part of our Christmas Lights Campaign. Your donation helps us to offer quality programs, such as our weekly cooking program, or to buy much-needed equipment and supplies, such as art materials or sports equipment. Donations also help us to provide special excursions at little or no cost to members, which give youth opportunities to try new activities, have fun with their peers and build confidence and independence. Cheques can be made payable to the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre and our mailing address is P.O. Box 85, Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0. Call Ashley at 613-259-2012 for more information. As we enter into the holiday season, the Youth Centre would like to thank all the people who make donations to the centre throughout the year. We are very appreciative. Submitted by the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre.

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There is no more beloved story of Christmas than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to watch a Santa Claus parade in the afternoon and then to spend the evening listening to renowned actor David Bird reading Dickens classic story about a selfish, avaricious old man who is redeemed through the spirit of Christmas. Interspersed throughout reading, you can enjoy a program of seasonal favourites sung by the Thorny Issues. A Christmas Carol has taken many forms over the years: plays, movies, TV adaptations, and of course, readings. Bird’s reading of this beloved Christmas story has become one of this areas most popular Christmas traditions. Who doesn’t love hearing about Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family celebrating the season despite their meager means and Bob Cratchit’s callous treatment by Scrooge? Who doesn’t cheer the good humour of Scrooge’s nephew and his family and his continued efforts to draw Scrooge into the Christmas spirit? Who doesn’t chuckle when Scrooge wakens and finds he isn’t dead and still has a chance to redeem his miserly life? All this is told by an accomplished actor and storyteller and embellished by a program of Christmas music. But there are some who will be unable to share in this delightful evening of Christmas story and song. Those, who like Tiny Tim, suffer a mobility issue, will be unable to climb the flight of stairs to the theatre. This reading of A Christmas Carol is a fundraiser for Studio Theatre

Productions’ “Give our theatre a lift” campaign. It is hoped that within a year, thanks to government grants and generous donations from the people of Perth and area, an elevator will be installed so that all can enjoy the entertainment offered at the Studio Theatre. A Christmas Carol will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door, with a special price of $10 for those under 18 years of

age. Tickets may be purchased at the Bookworm (76 Foster St.) and the Book Nook (56 Gore St. E.) in Perth. For credit card purchases, call Tickets Please at 613-45856434. For more information, call 613-267-7469 or visit www. Come and celebrate the season with a delightful evening of story and song, and in the spirit of Christmas, give a hand up to those who need it. Submitted by Studio Theatre Productions.

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General Accountant Ezipin, Ottawa, ONT., CANADA. Reporting to the finance manager, we are seeking a detail-oriented team player who works well under pressure. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years of relevant experience. Accounting diploma and working towards completion of CGA or other professional accounting designation. Excellent knowledge of general ledger, journal entries, AP and AR procedures. Duties include organizing and processing data via G/L to produce monthly financial statements. Must have excellent communication skills. Please send résumé and cover letter to or by fax to 613-8316678, att: Finance Manager. Temporary, with possibility of permanent.

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May Perform Additional Duties As Required For The Operation Of A Full Service Funeral And Memorial Facility Including Crematorium, Columbariums, Urn Gardens And Mausoleums On Three Properties Totalling 190 Acres (60 Acres, 120 Acres & 10 Acres). Responsible For The Coordination Of Logistics, Installation And Maintenance Of Monuments, Markers And Inscriptions With Third Party Suppliers. Work Conditions And Physical Capabilities: Repetitive Tasks, Physically Demanding, Combination Of Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending, Crouching And Kneeling. Work Site Environment: Outdoors All Year Round Essential Skills:

Oral Communications Working With Others Attention To Detail Tight Deadlines Ability To Multi-task With Interruptions Commitment To Making Positive Contribution Transportation: Possess A Valid Driver’s License Other Information: Qualified Applicants From Communities Facing Barriers To Employment, Disadvantaged And Aboriginal Backgrounds Are Encouraged To Apply.

My name is Madeleine Claudette Wright. A year ago on December 3rd, I was born at the Ottawa General Hospital. Dr. Oppenheimer and his staff carefully delivered me into this world. I weighed in at 7 lbs. I made my parents Jim and Cindy Wright so proud and my mommy was especially happy to have her little girl. My brother Max was also excited to have a little sister. Thanks to everyone who helped look after me and my mommy both before and after I was born! Special thanks to Grandma Claudette Wright and Grandpa Norm Wright and also to Auntie Sue, and aunties Maureen and Meredith. Also all the way from Beijing, Grandma Ruxin and Granpa Wanyin, who were also extremely excited to know that I arrived safely.

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

Joyce Eileen Cordick

Suddenly at her home in Perth on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at the age of 71 years. Joyce was a long time employee of the former Leach’s Restaurant on Hwy 7. She was predeceased by her parents Cephas and Eileen Clark and her brother Clair Clark. Joyce will be sadly missed by her children Dan (Cora), Steven (Joanne), Peter (Heather) Cordick, Susan Jenkins and Sandra Doucette; grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ken (Betty) Clark. The arrangements are private for the immediate family. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Lung Association. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613-267-3765. CL22358


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GARLAND: In loving memory of Michael J.A., who we tragically lost Nov. 26, 2009. Thank you, son, for letting us be a part of your life for 33 years. You are greatly missed and in our thoughts daily. Keep smiling, son, love you. Love, Mom and Johnnie

Passed away suddenly yet peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at age 72. Loving husband of 49 years to Patricia (nee Kirkham). Beloved father of Diane (Rajesh) Shukla, Ken Thompson and Carolyn (Joey) Fabing. Proud grandfather to Emily and Cameron Fabing. Errol will be sadly missed by brother Ralph (Alice) Thompson and sisters Alma (Art) Morris, Harriet Thompson and Elaine (Bruce) Hofman. Son of the late Eric and Marjorie Thompson of Elphin, Ont. Errol was a lifetime member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and was involved in many community service organizations such as the Kinsmen and the Optimist Club of Newmarket. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket, on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations in memory of Errol can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Stronach Cancer Centre at Southlake. Online condolences may be made at



Joan Theresa Payne

Employer: Pinecrest Remembrance Services Ltd.

On Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 Joan (Tennisco) Payne at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence ‘Larry’ Payne of Ompah, Ont., who predeceased Joan on October 24, 2010. Survived by her sister Carmel (Bruce) Rodgers of London, brother Elroy (Irma) Tennisco of Oshawa and many nieces and nephews. The arrangements are being held privately. In remembrance, contributions to the Ompah Volunteer Fire Department would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth.

How To Apply: Send Resume To: Pinecrest Remembrance Services Ltd. 2500 Baseline Road Ottawa, On K2c 3h9 Attention: Paul Or Fax Resume To: (613) 829-8357 CL22332

Eva ‘Babs’ Ferguson At Carleton Place, on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 Eva ‘Babs’ (Boyd) Ferguson at the age of 90. Eva was predeceased by her parents John and Esther (Stacey) Boyd, her husband Robert Wallace Ferguson, her brother Frank Boyd and sister Kathleen ‘Kit’ Taylor. She will be sadly missed by her son Bruce and daughter-in-law Helen Ferguson of Carleton Place. Eva was a well known hat maker and teacher of millinery at the Richard Robinson School of Design. The service is being held privately for the family followed by interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lanark. In remembrance, contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors 613-267-3765.





Will Train Cemetery Labourers On Job Duties And Company Policies Including But Not Limited To Interment Verification. May Perform Duties Of Cemetery Labourer As Required.

Our heartfelt thanks to all who supported our family at the passing of our sisters, Joanne White in March and Marlene Chapman in October, with calls, cards, flowers and food brought to our homes. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Special thanks to Blair & Son Funeral Home staff for their compassion and professional care extended to us at these very sad times. Thanks to Fr. Alilio and Fr. McNally for providing spiritual care for us. Thanks also to Walter and Dorothy for opening their home to us so we could all be together after the services. Last, but not least, our thanks to Reta, Irene, Lynn and Julie for all their help with the meals and making sure we all ate. Sincerely, Helen Kehoe, Florence, Gertie, Dorothy and Tom


Skills Requirements: Education: High School Graduate Or Equivalent Experience Credentials (Certificates, Courses, Licenses): Not Required Experience: Minimum 1year Experience In Similar Position Working With Heavy Equipment Languages: Speak English Work Setting: Cemetery, Landscape Maintenance Type Of Machinery: Backhoe, Tractor, Dump Truck, Heavy Duty Commercial Mower, Weed Trimmer/edger/roto-tiller, And Small Engine Equipment Position Duties: Supervise And Coordinate The Work Of Cemetery Labourers Including Cemetery Building / Road / Walkway / Maintenance Workers And Cremation Operators. Supervise And Coordinate Horticultural Maintenance Of The Properties Including Management Of Trees, Flowers And Lawns.




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Passed away peacefully in her husbands’ into the arms of her Saviour in Heaven on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. Norma Noffke age 83. Beloved wife of Carl Noffke. Loving sister of Joan (James Schroeder) and predeceased by brother David (Wilma). Dear sister-in-law of Shirley (the late Don Drew). Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, family members and many friends in Perth and in the Rideau Lakes area. Special thank you to Dr. Peter Jechel for his many years of dedicated care and also Kim at the ICU and Maynouth at the Emergency Dept. of the Perth Hospital. Norma was active at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church as former organist and choir director and also as the retired bookkeeper of the Laurentian Club. Friends were received at the central chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Ottawa. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice.




May 2, 1987 – November 22, 2010

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Stephanie Lynn Saul passed away tragically but peacefully of an aneurysm in the early morning hours on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at the age of 23 years. Stephanie attended St. Boniface Elementary, St. Matthews Junior High and Bishop Grandin High School. A recent graduate of the Schulich School of Engineering at University of Calgary in Electrical Engineering, Stephanie started a promising career with Penn West Energy Trust in May 2009 as a completions engineer within the Waskada team; a group and position that she loved. Music and Dance were two major interests in her life and especially enjoyed the Rolling Stones and watching So You Think You Can Dance and Glee. Political debate, however, was one of her greatest passions, as many family members, friends and colleagues can attest to. Above all else, Stephanie always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially at the family’s cabin in Montana and on vacations in Puerto Vallarta. Stephanie’s positive outlook and vibrancy always lit up any room she was in. Her wit, humour, intelligence and ready smile were much appreciated and will be missed by all who knew her. Stephanie is the dearly loved and cherished daughter of David and Berna Saul (nee Mulville) and the much loved big sister and best friend of Andrew and Michael Saul. In addition to her parents and brothers, Stephanie will be terribly missed by her grandparents, Bernice Mulville of Perth, ON, and Don Saul of Kingston, ON; her lifetime friend Brianna Fowler; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. She was predeceased by her grandmother Lois Saul and grandfather Barry Mulville.Funeral Services were held in Calgary, Alta. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Stephanie’s memory to The Stephanie Saul Memorial Bursary in Engineering. Cheques may be mailed to the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, ENC 202, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4. In living memory of Stephanie Saul, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by Mcinnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alta. 1-800661-1599. CL22354 McINNIS & HOLLOWAY “Fish Creek Chapel” 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3

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As Christmas approaches, the students at Perth and District Collegiate Institute are participating in a multitude of House activities to raise school spirit and support the community. Last Wednesday (Nov. 24) was Clash Day at PDCI. Students and teachers were seen roaming the halls in awful combinations of plaid and stripes, polka dots and florals, and even one student in a banana suit. All staff and students who were clashingly clad earned points for their Houses. A food drive is being Big held until Dec. 3 as a House competition. Let’s see which House can bring in the most food items for the food bank! Food can be brought to the Learning Centre at any time of the day. Money for the Angel Tree is also being collected in the main office, and points can be earned for each House as students donate money. This week, students will be able to watch the Minute to Win It competitions happening in the cafeteria at lunch. Eight students from each House have signed up to form a team which will compete in one-minute long matches each day. The competitions are completely random and are unknown to the teams

until they begin. Many other holiday festivities will be taking place at PDCI in the next few weeks leading up to Christmas break. Holiday Hollas will be on sale from Dec. 13 to 17, and they will be delivered on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Ugly Sweater Day, a PDCI favourite, will be on Wednesday, Dec. 15. It’s time to dig through to the back of your closet for the ugliest sweater you own! This year we’re introducing a new holiday event: the Elf Auction. On Monday, Dec. 20, students will bid Blue on “elves” (senior students in elf costumes!) in the cafeteria at lunch. The next day, Elf Day, the elves are required to follow their “renters” around and do their bidding during the school day. This can include carrying their books, buying their lunch and so forth. The “elves” will be dismissed from their classes 10 minutes early in order to go help their “renters” pack up their books and move from class to class. Christmas spirit is in the air at PDCI, with decorations in the Learning Centre and holiday events taking place in December. Have a great week, Blue Devils!

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Inaugural Meeting of the Council of Tay Valley Township for the 2010-2014 Term Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers – 217 Harper Road Residents and ratepayers are invited to witness the swearing in of Council and to hear Reeve Kerr’s inaugural address. The meeting will be followed by Committee of the Whole at 7 p.m. Non-perishable food donations to the Perth & District Food Bank will be accepted.

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But there is hope for one day eliminating such discomfort. By using the body’s natural openings to access tumours or damaged organs, some surgeons can successfully operate through the mouths, noses, ears (and other openings perhaps too awkward to mention) of patients.

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I had a grade 8 home room classmate named Chris. He was cool. He got good grades. He excelled at every sport. He was close friends with my secret “crush”. He intimidated me in every way, and I got to know him only from a distance. Until, one day, I learned that he would be away for a while because he had a mass growing in his brain. I was terrified – if it could happen to him, it could happen to me. Thankfully, after not too long, he came back. The growth had been benign.

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Last month, teaming up with Ottawa Hospital ear-nose-and-throat surgeon Dr. Martin Corsten, Dr. Kassam successfully removed a tumour that had rooted itself behind the eye of patient Marion Fitzgerald, through her nostrils. Instead of the long recovery and pain management required in a traditional procedure, Marion took Tylenol with codeine to relieve a headache she had afterwards.

When we finally spoke, he told me his fear of having a malignant tumour, and how painful it would have been to be operated on through an opening in his skull. The thought made me wince.

While there is nothing routine about EEA surgery – or other techniques that use natural openings as portals to the rest of the body – the new approach begs an important question: how did God, or nature, actually intend for our ears, noses and mouths to be used?

It’s a technique still used for some forms of surgery. Other procedures, just as scary and invasive, permeate hospitals around the world. Pain is still part and parcel of medical treatment.

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character of King Herod, whose task is to rage and shriek and generally frighten the children (in a fun way, of course); Mary and Joseph are a young couple not above a bit of bickering; the shepherds are rough farmers who take the time to complain about weather, taxes and families while dealing with a sheep-stealer and his wife; and the Kings have all managed to get thoroughly lost as they follow the Star. All of these are elements from the original plays, which make the new adaptation exciting, interesting and surprising for a modern audience. The production is a dual fundraiser, to benefit both St. Paul’s Church and the new Full Circle Theatre, which BarnDoor Productions is building in Perth. The show will run for two performances only, Dec. 10 and 11, both at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s (25 Gore St. W.) in Perth. The Christmas Mysteries is a thoroughly modern, thoroughly traditional Christmas offering, one that presents the well-known – perhaps too familiar – tale in a way that makes us see the characters involved as real people, and which makes the story all that much more significant. It has comedy, drama, music and is sure to be the region’s most memorable Christmas entertainment this year. Tickets for The Christmas Mysteries are $20 for adults, $12 for students and children. Tickets are available in person at the St. Paul’s United Church office during their regular hours, or by calling BarnDoor Productions at 613-267-1884 any time. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.



BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, and St. Paul’s United Church are joining together to present the Christmas season’s most original, and yet most traditional, entertainment. The Christmas Mysteries is a retelling of the Nativity story based on the Christmas plays found in the 14th century Wakefield Mystery Cycle. Cycle plays were religious dramas created in medieval times to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, which falls between the end of May and midJune. These pageants were held outdoors, often staged on wagons which moved from place to place in a town, and told stories from the Bible, from Adam and Eve to Revelations. The Wakefield Cycle is one of the few surviving ones, containing 48 plays altogether. BarnDoor Productions has translated and woven together the Christmas portions of the Wakefield Cycle (The Offering of the Magii, The Second Shepherd’s Play and The Flight Into Egypt) to create an all-new version of the Christmas story that is both familiar and startlingly new. Performed in the St. Paul’s sanctuary, the new script will be presented as a staged reading and offers lots of music, lots of comedy and a refreshing take on the characters and events of Christmas that humanizes the story and makes it come alive. The remarkable thing about the show is that in the 14th century, the play’s original author (anonymous and known only as “The Master of Wakefield”) approached his religious subject with humour and a bit of irreverence. For instance, there is the

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family; lighting your own Advent in a wholehearted way, for He is wreath; putting together a na- the Heavenly Father’s greatest tivity scene; finding creative ways gift to the world. to help others. Additional ideas can be found by typing “Advent” into an Internet search engine. Let us truly “prepare the way of the Lord” by making the most SMOKERS’ HELPLINE of this Advent season. We will then be ready to welcome Jesus


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this month to listen to Messiah and allow yourself to be drawn more deeply into the wondrous mystery of Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary. Although the closest live performances of Handel’s Messiah are in Arnprior, Ottawa and Kemptville, there are various opportunities in talent-rich Perth to enter into the music and song of this holy season. St. James Anglican Church will be the setting for a variety of concerts of sacred and seasonal music: two local choirs, Men of the Tay and Women of the Tay, on Dec. 12, 2 p.m.; Perth Citizens’ Band and Women of the Tay on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; and the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols, a service of scripture and hymns, on Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. These days of December will pass all too swiftly, especially with the many activities associated with the season. We will be blessed in more ways than one if we take steps to observe Advent and Christmas as a truly holy season. Among the ways of doing so are: setting aside time for daily prayer and meditation on the scriptures; participating in the worship and sacraments of the church; praying together as a


Some seasons of the year, and of the church’s liturgical year, are linked to specific music and song. The most obvious, of course, is Christmas, with inspiring carols and hymns full of beauty, joy and hope, celebrating the birth of the Christ Child and His continuing presence among us. In the church calendar, Christmas is preceded and prepared for by “Advent,” a four-week period that began this past Sunday. Advent too has its “theme songs,” although perhaps not recognized as such by everyone. As Advent begins, I often hear running through my head the resounding chorus from the stillpopular musical, Godspell: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord” (Matthew 3:3.) Based on the gospel of Matthew, Godspell utilizes music, song and dance, as well as clowning, pantomime, charades and acrobatics, to tell the story of Jesus Christ. A more classic rendition of the same story is Handel’s famous Messiah. Historian Robert Myers says of Handel’s 18th-century work, “for the first time in musical history the mighty drama of human redemption was treated as an epic poem.” This “epic poem” is the inspired blend of scripture passages from the Old and New

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Thursday, Dec. 2 • The Perth Bible Hour will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in The Stewart School’s library. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Murray McLeod at 613-267-3012. • The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Branch 244 will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. with a Chinese dinner and gift exchange. • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host a shuffleboard event at Watsons Corners Hall at 11 a.m. Bring a brown-bag lunch. For info, call 613-259-5447. • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host line dancing at the Middleville Community Centre at 11 a.m. Call 613-259-5447.

Friday, Dec. 3 • The Nylons will be performing at PDCI’s Mason Theatre at 8 p.m. Also performing will be The Oddities, a local community choir led by Nicola Oddy and Jack Hurd. Tickets are available at Shadowfax (67 Foster St.) or by calling 1-800518-2729. Seating is reserved.

Saturday, Dec. 4 • The Nick of Time Artisan Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McMartin House (125 Gore St. E.). Admission is free. • The Westport Christmas Farmers’ Market and Rideau Vista Public School. Scholastic Book Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rideau Public School (Westport). Call Rebecca at 613-273-3255. • The Middleville Community Centre will host its Family Christmas Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Children may be photographed with Santa at a cost of $5 to cover processing costs. Children must be pre-registered to attend. Contact Karin at or call 613-259-2151.

will take place at Calvin United Church (Dewitt’s Corners) at 7 p.m. Free-will offering and light refreshments. Everyone welcome. • The Westport Christmas Candlelight Service at Knox Presbyterian Church (Concession Street, Westport) will take place at 7:15 p.m. It is a free-will offering. All are welcome. Contact Joyce at 613-273-6200, or 613-273-3076. • The Knights of Columbus (Rideau Council 2444) will host its Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Smiths Falls Community Food Bank Fundraiser, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (18 William St. W., Smiths Falls). Admission is $6, kids seven years of age, or younger, are free when accompanied by an adult. For info, call 613-283-7166. • Santa Claus will be at Artemisia Gallery Gifts and Art Services (7 Spring St., Westport) to take photos with kids from 2 to 5 p.m. • St. Andrew’s United Church in Pakenham will host Harps for the Holidays at 2 p.m., featuring 11 harps from the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble. The concert will be under the direction of Mary Muckle, with guest flutist Kristen Carlson. The concert will be followed by afternoon tea. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children aged 12 and under. Call 613-624-5540.

Monday, Dec. 6 • The Get W.I.T.H. It indoor walking program will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Public School in Lanark. • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 in Perth will host carpet bowling at 1 p.m. New bowlers are welcome.

Tuesday, Dec. 7 • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host line dancing at the Ferguson’s Falls Hall at 11 a.m. Call 613-259-5447.

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Perth wins Canadian Rally Championship BY ANDREW SNOOK The Riverbank Rally Team celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Tall Pines Rally in style. Perth’s rally car team raced its way to a first-place finish at the event, held in Bancroft, Ont., on Saturday, Nov. 20. This rally was the final race in the Canadian Rally Championship. With the victory, Perth’s rally car team won the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship for the Production Sport class and earned second place overall in the two-wheel-drive class. “You get a sense of reward for a job well done. We’re pretty happy,” said Jerry Dowell, manager of the Riverbank Rally Team. “We won’t get the official award until January, at the awards banquet.” Dowell said the rally team and

their 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer performed flawlessly all weekend and finished a very respectable 17th out of 48 teams competing in the rally. He said the team’s results have also secured the Car Manufacturer’s Championship for Mitsubishi Cars of Canada for the Production Sport class and the overall two-wheel-drive category, beating out teams driving Nissans, Toyotas and Hondas. Dowell thanked the Maple Rally Club of Toronto and the hundreds of volunteers and rally fans who helped make the 40th anniversary Tall Pines event such a great success. The Riverbank Rally Team and Whiticar Auto Body (base of operations for the rally team) are already busy preparing for next year. “We’re making plans for 2011,” Dowell said. “We’ll see what happens.”

Whiticar Auto Body owner Jerry Dowell (left) poses with employees Terry Meeks and Sarah Pearman by the Riverbank Rally Team’s 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer DE. Dowell is managing the rally team and maintaining the race car out of his shop. His team just won the Canadian Rally Championship for the Production Sport division. File photo

Blue Wings soar to seventh straight victory BY ANDREW SNOOK The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings are in seventh heaven after defeating the Gatineau Mustangs 6-2 at the Perth and District Community Centre (PDCC) on Sunday, Nov. 28. The victory extends the Blue Wings winning streak to seven games. Perth (16-6-1) now stands five points ahead of the Arnprior Packers (13-8-2) for first place in the Valley Division. Arnprior fell further behind in the standings after losing to Perth 6-0 on Nov. 26 and to Almonte 5-3 the next evening.

Perth 6, Gatineau 2 The Blue Wings put the game

out of reach early on with three goals in the first 20 minutes of play. Nick Brunet opened the scoring early on the power play. The score remained close until the final three minutes of the period, when Perth received goals from Peter McGahey and Mark Vradenburg, 72 seconds apart, to put their team up 3-0. Gatineau goaltender Patrick Rochfort was pulled from the game after allowing three goals on 15 shots in the first period. Rochfort was replaced by Jean Philippe Charbonneau, who stopped 22 of 25 shots. Perth outshot Gatineau 40-24 in the victory. Blue Wings goaltender Troy Anderson picked up the victory, stopping 22 of 24 shots. The Blue Wings received two goals from newly acquired forward Brett Lewandowsky and a goal from Blair Barr.

Perth 6, Arnprior 0 Blue Wings goaltender Jeremy Wright stopped 35 shots to earn the shutout victory on Friday night at the PDCC. Shawn McGillivray scored twice in the second period, including a short-handed goal, and added two assists, to help lead his team to an important win. Captain Adam Emmerton scored two goals in the third period to help ensure his team’s victory. Zach MacMillan and Josh MacMillan also scored for Perth.

Next home game The Blue Wings next home Perth goaltender Jeremy Wright cuts the angle on Arnprior’s Taylor game will take place against the Collins in the dying minute of the second period. Wright stopped 35 Stittsville Royals at 7:45 p.m. on shots to earn the shutout in the Wings 6-0 victory. Ryan Holland photo Friday, Dec. 3 at the PDCC.

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OF PASSING OF A ZONING BY LAW AITKEN, 838 SOUTHWEST OTTY LAKE RD., (OTTY LAKE), PART OF LOT 5, CON. 7 GEOGRAPHIC TOWNSHIP OF NORTH BURGESS TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township passed By-law No. 10-087 on the 23RD day of November, 2010, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of Tay Valley Township not later than the 13th day of December, 2010, a notice of appeal setting out the reasons for the appeal, and accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board. AND TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. AND TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. THE SUBJECT LANDS are not the subject of any other applications under the Planning Act. AN EXPLANATORY NOTE of the purpose and effect of the by-law, describing the lands to which the by-law apply, and a Key Map showing the lands to which this by-law applies is attached hereto. The complete by-law is available for inspection in my office during regular office hours. The Purpose and Effect of By-law No. 10-087 The proposed change in zoning will affect approximately 0.4 ha of land, situated in part of Lot 5, Concession 7 in the geographic Township of North Burgess and located at 838 Southwest Otty Lake Rd (Otty Lake). The purpose of this amendment is to change the zoning of the property from Seasonal Residential (RS), to Limited Services Residential (RLS-95). The amendment would decrease the required water setback from Otty Lake from 30 m to 16.8 m. The effect of the amendment would be to allow for the construction of a dwelling to replace an existing cottage currently located 10 m from the lake located on a lot with access by private road. Area Affected by this By-law TO: LIMITED SERVICES RESIDENTIAL (RLS-95) ZONE FROM: SEASONAL RESIDENTIAL (RS) ZONE THIS NOTICE GIVEN ON THE 23rd DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2010. Robert Tremblay, Clerk, Tay Valley Township 1-800-810-0161 or 613-267-5353


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After taking a year off, Skate the Lake will return to the Big Rideau this January, organizers say. The international speed skating marathon will be held on Jan. 29 in Portland, said Marco Smits, president of Portland Outdoors. The competition was not held last year due to conflicting schedules and the organization’s desire to contemplate the event, Smits said. “It’s completely run by volunteers and it takes a lot of organization,” he said. “We thought it would be good to take a year off and reflect a little on the course of the events and see where we were going to go with it.” This year’s Skate the Lake will include some modified events. The 50-km race is now 25-km, and there will be a 5-km race just for kids. Anyone can participate, even if they don’t have speed skates, Smits said. “Locals can participate in any of the races,” he said. “Sometimes there are races where you have local skaters and they’re up against speed skaters that come from far away. Anyone that wants to skate can do it.” In addition to conventional races, fun events will also be held. A 5.1-km team relay race will take place, with prizes given to the best-dressed team. “We have several fun events,” Smits said.


While the bulk of the skaters will come from Ontario, Quebec and New York State, participants from across the continent are expected to attend, Smits said. “We’ll have skaters all across North America compete in this race because it’s so unique,” he said. In previous years, skaters from as far away as the Netherlands, Australia, Mexico and Sweden have travelled to Portland for the event. “You never know until it happens,” Smits said. “There could be people coming from anywhere.” Cash prizes will not be given to winners this year, but Smits said he doesn’t believe that will affect participation. “The fact that we had prize money was unique, there already weren’t that many races that had that,” he said. Past races have had as many as 300 participants and 2,000 spectators, he added. Instead of offering prize money, the organization decided to keep the annual fireworks display, which takes place at the end of the event. “Fireworks cost a lot of money,” Smits said. “We decided to leave that in and take the prize money out.” Smits said this year’s race will help the organization to determine the future of the competition. “We feel like we’re really relearning the event,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure this is here for a long time.”




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Legion Industrial Dart League Nov. 24 results Standings 1) RVM Reno - 84 2) Andy Brown Carpentry - 80 3) Roosteraunt - 80 4) Midland Electric - 77 5) Denoco - 58 6) Ace Towing – 56 7) Wizards - 55 8) Mahon Pools and Spas - 54 9) Sharks - 47 10) Ray’s Handyman – 47 11) McKay Sheet Metal – 43 12) Bullshots - 42 13) Wild Ones - 42 14) Prime Time – 42 15) Just Lucky - 42 16) Excalibur - 42 17) Banner Boys - 39 18) Perth P.C. - 34 19) Hal’s Pals - 33 20) Mr. Gas - 27 21) Valley Pools – 27 22) Lanark Lightning - 22 23) K and K Cab - 21 24) Legion - 20

High Finishes Men’s high score: Wayne Foster, 160. Ladies’ high score: Laurie Majaury, 96.

High Score Men’s high score: Chad Hendy - 177. Ladies high score: Colleen Box, Julie Ottman - 140.

180 Scores Shawn Cook, Paul Clarke, Adrian Corbett, Raymond Shanks, Rob Crogie, Rod MacMillan, Jamie Box, Lisa Carroll, Paul Cowie and Ryan Jorgenson.

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Shoe managers are keeping quiet on quotas

Beware of pedlars with calendars


he president of Perth Branch Canadian Legion, Nelson C. King, wishes to notify Perth’s merchants and householders that out-of-town pedlars will soon be knocking at Perth doors selling so-called veterans’ calendars for 1961. The calendars have nothing whatsoever to do with the Canadian Legion or any other veterans’ organization. More often than not, the men selling them are not veterans. These calendars are printed by small jobbing printers in some of the large towns and have no connection with any bona fide Canadian veterans’ organization.

Gregory Anderson, 10-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Anderson, was chosen as the best public speaker in the Perth public schools on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 23, in The Stewart School. Gregory is a pupil in Mrs. Ewart’s Grade 6 class in The Stewart School. “What It Means To Be A Canadian” was the topic Gregory chose. Close behind was runner-up John Bowes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Bowes, who spoke on “Conservation of Our Natural Resources.” John is a pupil in Mrs. MacGinnis’ class at The Stewart School.

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Dowdall - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 23, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dowdall of RR 2, Perth, a daughter. Ferrier - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 27, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. George Ferrier of RR 3, Perth, a son. Gorr - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 23, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. William Gorr of Plevna, a daughter. Greer - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 23, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Greer of Lanark, a daughter. Heney - At the Grace Hospital, Ottawa, on Nov. 28, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Heney of RR 4, Perth, a son. Kerr - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 25, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerr of RR 4, Smiths Falls, a daughter.

Doug Cavers, proprietor of Cavers’ Jewelry Shop on Gore Street, Perth, turned up evidence this week that cheap-quality watches are being sold locally by pedlars at prices ranging from $5 to $50 apiece. A hallmark of these inferior watches is their extremely high jewel count, ranging from 21 to 41 jewels. The number of jewels is usually printed on the faces of the watches and tends to give the impression that they are of fine quality when, in fact, they are of cigar-store calibre. Typical watches examined by the Courier possessed the number of jewels claimed for them all right, but most of the jewels were merely glued or otherwise fastened to the inside of the watches like so many ornaments and served no purpose whatever as wheel bearings.

Contest winners announced On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23, at the Queen Elizabeth School, Susan Pope, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pope, won for herself the distinction of being the best storyteller in the Perth public schools. Susan is a pupil in Mrs. Aikman’s Grade 4 class in The Stewart School. The name of the winning story was “The Princess Who Could Not Cry.” Runner-up and a very close contender in this contest was Janice Duncan, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan, who chose the story “The Scribbly Writing.” Janice is a pupil in Mrs. Ryder’s Grade 3 class of the Queen Elizabeth School.


Matheson - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 26, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Matheson of RR 6, Perth, a daughter. Rogers - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 24, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Don Rogers of Perth, a daughter. Scott - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 26, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Scott of RR 6, Perth, a son. Sweeney - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 28, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sweeney of Lanark, a daughter.


Bell - At St. Francis Hospital, Smiths Falls, on Monday, Nov. 21, 1960, Janice Louise Bell, beloved daughter of Ina and Alex Bell of Franktown, aged two years. Brady - At St. Francis Hospital, Smiths Falls, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 1960, Thomas P. Brady, in his 75th year, husband of the late Agnes Noonan. Mitchell - At Kingston, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 1960, Florence Mitchell, wife of the late Patrick J. Mulville, in her 68th year. Robertson - At the GWM Hospital, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 1960, John Robertson, in his 76th year, husband of the late Maude Elizabeth Morrison. Smith - At Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1960, Lorne G. Smith, beloved brother of William Smith, in his 73rd year. The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Nov. 27, 1985 as the “25 years ago”

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College students protest The local student body of Algonquin College has strongly objected to the teacher cutbacks that have taken place at the Perth and Carleton Place campuses during the past year. To show their displeasure with this situation, the students have banded together and presented Dr. Herbert Nesbitt, chairman of Algonquin’s board of governors, and Ron Watson, principal of the Lanark campus in Perth, with a 180-name petition. Since June of this year five teachers, three from Perth and two from Carleton Place, have been made redundant as a result of province-wide budget cuts. “The students on these campuses are greatly concerned about the quality of education they are currently receiving as a result of these cutbacks,” stated Carolyn Lay, who is representing 31 students enrolled in the carpentry and welding course in Perth. The two petitions presented to Nesbitt contained 54 names from the Carleton Place students in the assemblers and robotics programs and 31 names from students in the carpentry and welding course. A protest petition containing 95 signatures from students enrolled in upgrading and the WITT (Women Into Trades and Technology) programs was presented to Watson.

BORN Bowes - On Nov. 18, 1985, to Tom and Valerie Bowes, a son, Scott Thomas. Campbell - At the Oshawa General Hospital on Nov. 21, 1985, to Frank and Judy Campbell, twin daughters, Amy Frances and Kaitlyn Ann. Haughian - On Nov. 12, 1985, to Gerry and Brenda Haughian, a daughter, Mary Katherine.

DIED Brady - Suddenly, at Perth, on Monday, Nov. 25, 1985, Arnold W. Brady, in his 66th year, beloved husband of Evelyn A. O’Brien. Brennan - In hospital, Perth, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1985, Allan I. Brennan, in his 68th year, beloved husband of Doris E. Turpin. Campbell - In hospital, Perth, on Friday, Nov. 22, 1985, Isabell McKerr, in her 86th year, wife of the late Herbert Campbell. Stewart - At Lanark Lodge, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 1985, Ida Jane Stewart, in her 98th year, daughter of the late William and Janet Stewart. Teeple - In hospital, Perth, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1985, Peter Alexander (Alex) Teeple, beloved husband of Helen W. Campbell. Thompson - Suddenly, at home, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1985, Gladys Isobel Anderson, beloved wife of Allan Thompson. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Nov. 27, 1985 issue of The Perth Courier.

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Mayor-elect Lowell Yorke, also a co-owner of Code Felt, a supplier to Brown Shoe, said the fabric company has watched Brown Shoe weather economic recessions before and he expects the company will continue to operate despite the quota situation. “Brown Shoe has always had a steady business and when other orders from shoe companies dropped in 1982, during the recession, Brown Shoe kept their orders high and were hiring people. I think it’s because of the quality of shoe they make; the quality is always sought after,” explained Yorke. Yorke said, as mayor-elect, that town council would not initiate support of Brown Shoe unless it was requested to do so by the company. “Unless the company comes to us and says something, it’s not


Last week it was announced by the federal government that restrictions on men’s shoes would be scrapped on Dec. 1, while import restrictions on women’s and children’s shoes would be phased out over three years. The manufacturing administrative manager at Brown Shoe, Denis Cordick, said he would not comment on the government decision until management “became accustomed to the situation.” Brown Shoe, the largest employer in Perth, employs 500 workers in the factory and 350 workers at two plants in Sterling and Alexandria. Businessmen in the community who are familiar with the footwear company say they see a positive future for Brown Shoe despite the lifting of the quotas.



hile management representatives at Brown Shoe in Perth are keeping tight-lipped about the impending withdrawal of shoe import quotas, a representative of the union at the factory is scheduled to attend a protest rally on Parliament Hill on Dec. 4. The representative of the United Textile Workers Local 365, Robert Farnell, said he would be attending the protest rally with other shoe workers next Wednesday. Farnell could not comment on whether or not he would be joined by any of the 350 members of the union at Brown Shoe for the rally. Brown Shoe management and workers were active in lobbying the government to extend the quotas in September, but petitions failed to encourage the government to grant the extension.

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Busy month ahead at the Legion

Museum to celebrate anniversary

The Canada/Scotland connection continues at the Perth Museum on Monday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. with the launch of the multimedia presentation entitled “A Bridge of Song.” This will be the inaugural viewing of the video on the same day in Perth’s twin city, Perth, Scotland, as part of an exhibit celebrating its 800th anniversary. The presentation features Margaret Bennett, distinguished Scottish folklorist and singer, who came to Canada in August to conduct a Celtic Song workshop at Ecotay Education Centre on the Upper Scotch Line – a property first settled by Scottish emigrants, the Ritchies, in 1816. Bennett, with her gentle nature and lilting Scottish brogue, brought the stories of her people to the group in a captivating manner. The DVD captures the essence of the workshop and the participants’ experience in learning and singing traditional Gaelic folk songs. The Saturday night Ceilidh, a highlight of the weekend, features a welcome

by Perth’s town crier, many colourful choral performances, Highland dancing and musical interludes on the harp, flute and guitar. The documentary, which includes footage from the recordbreaking Kilt Run in August, also shows Bennett’s arrival to town plus her visit with 103-year-old Lanark Lodge resident Edith Currie, who reminisced in Gaelic through both song and the spoken word. The documentary will become a piece of our story and the Perth Museum’s current exhibit, called “Our Community, Our Heritage, Our Connection,” which highlights the two Perths and features a Scottish Kist from Edinburgh, Scotland (a chest full of Scottish emigrants’ belongings brought from the early 1800s). “A Bridge of Song” is simultaneously on view at Perthshire’s anniversary exhibit. The twinned exhibits between the shared cultures run until Dec. 24. Submitted by the Perth Museum.

Well, December is here and Christmas approaches. The hall is pretty well booked solid with parties every weekend, which is good for our general account. On Dec. 8, there is our veterans’ appreciation afternoon with music by Carol Husband. All are welcome to join in. On Friday, Dec. 10, the Old Tyme Fiddlers are in the hall, and on Saturday we have our monthly birthday jamboree with a Christmas theme. The executive meeting is on Dec. 13, and please note that there will be no general meeting this month due to the holidays. The Riverview Seniors meet on Dec. 14, from noon until 4 p.m. On Dec. 24, the Legion will be closed at 6 p.m. so everyone can get home for Santa. And, of course, Saturday, the 25th, we are also closed. Don’t forget the New Year’s dance with Eddy & The Stingrays. There are only a few tickets left,


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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

$149,000 - Affordable 4 br, 2 bath home in Lanark Village, large open dining/living room, eat-in kitchen, gorgeous wood trim, doors, wainscotting andbanister, sunroom, wraparound verandah, main-floor laundry and 3 pc bathroom, new furnace in ’06. MLS#769994. Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

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





Call Joanne 613-812-0505

CROSBY LAKE - Mmmm – lovely cedar aroma! Meticulously maintained appealing 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

BLACK LAKE - $189,000 - 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

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

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

$234,900 - 12 Devil Lake Rd. - Westport - An artisan’s dream - circa 1865 totally renovated Cambrian sandstone church, highlighted with beautiful Gothic windows and subtle gingerbread trim. Attention to detail and superb workmanship throughout – gorgeous red cedar cathedral ceiling open to cosy second level sitting area, 2 full bathrooms, walk-up attic, Pacific Energy woodstove, exposed hand hewn beams, modern kitchen with quality built-in appliances, detached studio/workshop. MLS # 756498.

Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280


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

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$239,000 - Great solid 3+1 br bungalow on 2.23 rivate acres, spotless kitchen with plenty of counter space overlooking large sunken family room, large front deck and patio area, numerous recent upgrades, gorgeous lot on a quiet country sideroad. MLS#772740. Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123


Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871

$214,900 - Beautiful country setting for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2.5 acres west of Perth. Kitchen/dining area catches the morning sun, living room with fireplace/woodstove insert. Finished lower level family room, large laundry facility. Detached insulated garage/workshop. Extensively renovated in last 5 years. Lots of extras - 2 outbuildings, large pond with great backyard view. MLS# 774063. Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871




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

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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 Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361


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

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



Perth Courier  

December 2, 2010

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