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IN BRIEF Mike Brown wins gold at Canada Cup Perth’s Mike Brown is showing no signs of rust since coming out of retirement this past summer. Brown won the gold medal and set a new meet record in the men’s 200metre breaststroke at the Canada Cup short course swimming competition on Sunday, Nov. 28 in Etobicoke. Brown swam a time of 2:09.75 to surpass his previous time of 2:10.78, set in 2006.
Police warning about telephone scam On Wednesday, Dec. 1, a resident of Perth called the Perth Police Service regarding a phone call they received and believed to be a scam. The call was made by a male claiming to be her grandson. He told her that his friend had won tickets to a concert in Montreal and he had rented a car for the trip. The caller claims that he has gotten into an accident with the rental vehicle and the judge will not charge him if he pays for the $4600.00 damage. The caller requested that the resident courier the money to Montreal. The resident was aware of similar calls occurring in the area and no money was sent. Police are cautioning the public not to forward any money. Anyone receiving similar calls is asked to contact the Perth Police Service at 613-267-3131.
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Perth winter parking bylaw no.3961 came into effect on Nov. 20. It states that no person shall park a vehicle between midnight and 6 a.m. during the period from Nov. 20 to March 31 on any highway, boulevard or public parking lot under the jurisdiction of the Town of Perth. There is a public park lot exception for vehicles in designated areas that have valid parking permits (as described in the bylaw). On Dec. 3 and 4, Perth Police Service issued 95 warnings to vehicles parked on the street during the winter parking restriction hours.
BY ANDREW SNOOK email@example.com Well-known and respected Canadian author Charlotte Gray has teamed up with the Kiwanis Club of Perth for Gold Rush Day at the Factory Grind (1 Sherbrooke St.) on Friday, Dec. 10. Gray will be reading from her most recent book, Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as speaking about her writing career. Admission for the event is free, but the Kiwanis Club of Perth will be collecting donations of used, broken or unwanted gold chains, single earrings and rings, as well as sterling silver jewelry, with or without gemstones. The money from the jewelry will go towards Kiwanis Club initiatives that help children. “I thought it was a really imaginative idea,” Gray said. “When I talked to her (Helen Gamble, president of Kiwanis Club of Perth) book club, they explained that I would be talking about my book and people would bring in their gold. I think it’s very clever. I’m happy to do it, I love Perth.” Blaine McNicol, just two weeks old, has his first visit with Santa during Gray has published several the Middleville Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 4. By the time Santa popular books including Nellie is back in the village on Dec. 24 or 25, Blaine will be more than twice McClung, in Penguin Canada’s as old as he was last weekend. Nevil Hunt photo series, Extraordinary Cana-
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dians. and Reluctant Genius, The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell in 2006, which won the Ottawa Book Award and the Donald Creighton Award for Ontario History. Gray also wrote bestsellers, The Museum Called Canada (2004), Canada, A Portrait in Letters 1800-2000 (2003), Flint & Feather: The Life and Times of E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake (2002), and Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill (2000). Copies of Gray’s books will also be available to purchase at the event. The Kiwanis Club of Perth gives out 2,400 Terrific Kids awards in 12 schools in Smiths Falls, Lombardy, Carleton Place, Glen Tay, Lanark, Westport and Perth annually. They also support the Yak and Lanark youth centres, donate scholarships to high school students, and send teenagers to Kiwanis Leadership Camp. The Perth Kiwanis Foundation will be offering income tax receipts upon request, following professional evaluation of the raw precious metals by Howard Manufacturing Jeweller in Ottawa. For more information, contact Gamble at 613-267-4662.
Trustee is now first vice-chair BY KASSINA RYDER
firstname.lastname@example.org Bill MacPherson, the new 1st vice-chair of the Upper Canada District School Board, says when it comes to improving the way the board does business, the first step is to establish clear information. “There are a few things that I’m hoping we do better and communications is the key,” MacPherson said. “I found during the election campaign, there’s a lot of misinformation and misinterpretation out there, and my hope for the next four years is to develop a process to make
sure the right information is out there.” MacPherson is a 10-year trustee for Ward 2 (Drummond-North Elmsley, Beckwith, Montague, Perth, and Tay Valley Township). He was re-elected on Oct. 25. Improving communications means making sure people have the chance to interact with school board officials and vice versa, MacPherson said. He is working on the idea of a website, or possibly even a Facebook page, to give board members and citizens a place to discuss issues. “I’m looking at a web presence,”
he said. “I have done a trustee’s newsletter in the past and I’m looking at redoing that.” MacPherson also said he plans on improving his relationship with school councils. “I’ve always felt I’ve been very active in the past with my school councils, but I’m going to try to improve upon that,” he said. Attending classrooms and seeing students first-hand is another tool MacPherson uses to gain knowledge about the classrooms in his district, which he said he plans to continue. “I am a very low-key person See ‘Trustee is now’, Pg. 3
In recognition of excellence All in the family Local musician Danny Sullivan has turned his love of music in to a family affair. 4
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Five Lanark County residents received Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the community last month. Colin and Barbara Sangster, Tony and Lynda Hendriks and Jackie Seaton were all recognized during a ceremony on Nov. 24. Seaton is the creator of Perth’s Empty Bowls Project. While he was quick to point out that there are many other people involved, he is thrilled that the award will help raise awareness about the project. “I was delighted, I must say, on account that it would help keep the momentum up for this project, especially going into our 10th anniversary year,” Seaton said. “I very much appreciated the award insofar as it helped
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Empty Bowls, it helped raise the awareness and the profile of the project and it will hopefully help us raise even more money in the future. For that I was quite grateful for the award.” Seaton was nominated by Darinka Morelli, executive director of Perth’s Youth Action Kommittee. “I cannot think of a more worthy individual than Jackie Seaton to receive the Lanark County Award of Excellence,” Morelli said in an email. “Over the past decade, Mr. Seaton has turned his energy and many talents to raise both money and awareness of hunger and poverty in this rural area. His Empty Bowls Project has highlighted the special circumstances of poverty in our community where remedies and opportunities are all too scarce. We are very grateful Jackie Seaton holds his Lanark County Award of Excellence, which was for his many contributions.” presented to him by Lanark County Warden and Perth mayor John Stephanie Gray photo See ‘In recognition’, Pg. 3 Fenik during a ceremony on Nov. 24.
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Perth gets into the Christmas spirit during annual parade Kassina Ryder photos
Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd as their reindeer pull them through town. PDCI students bring out the blue to celebrate the holiday season, complete with members of the schoolâ€™s football team.
Madysen Webb, 4, and Landyn Lewis, 3, wait patiently for Santa.
The elves on this float are hard at work building toys for all the nice girls and boys.
The Grinch decides not to steal Christmas this year and particpates in the Perth Santa Claus parade instead.
These Shriners Club members are full of Christmas spirit.
The guitar-playing boys on this float show the crowd how rocking out can keep you warm as they roll along Gore Street.
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Keeping stories alive
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Max Keeping speaks to a crowd at the Perth Museum on Nov. 23. Keeping was invited to speak about the importance of oral history. Kassina Ryder photo
Former CTV News anchor Max Keeping paid a visit to the Perth Museum the evening of Nov. 23 to talk about the importance of preserving the past. “Everybody is a story,” Keeping told the crowd of about 20 people. “You all have great stories to tell, even though you may not think so.” Keeping was in town to discuss the museum’s oral history project, which involves documenting stories of Perth residents in order to preserve the town’s history. “I accepted an invitation to come and find out about the collection of oral histories in Perth and to share some of my experiences,” Keeping said. “Newfoundland is an oral society and growing up as I did during the period when Canada joined Newfoundland; there was a need to capture the history that could only be told by the old guys.” Museum staff, along with community members, have been working together to compile stories of Perth’s history, beginning with the Gore Street business owners of days gone by, said Karen Rennie, heritage manager and curator of the Perth Museum. “We’ve started to collect some of the stories of people who had businesses on Gore Street and
Keeping is no stranger to the task of recording stories. As a youth working for a newspaper in Newfoundland, he had the opportunity to travel across the island listening to the tales of islanders right after Newfoundland joined Canada. In order to provide hospital service and schools, hundreds of towns were being shut down and people were moved from their homes. “That was the terrible tearing apart of a great deal of those people’s histories,” he said. At that time, many Newfoundlanders couldn’t read or write, so they relied on oral storytelling and song, just as their Irish ancestors had, Keeping said. “That was the way they told their history, they told it and they sang it,” he said. Keeping said his father taught himself to read and write, but still preferred to tell stories orally. Though he enjoyed storytelling, the presence of a recording device would render him silent. He could tell stories and recite poetry and sing, but put a tape recorder in front of him and he’d shut up, he said. When it comes to getting Perth residents to share their stories, the key is just to get people talking, Rennie said. “Sometimes you just need to get them started and they tell you all kinds of fascinating things.”
we’re looking at getting some of those stories, what the buildings were used for and that sort of thing,” she said. Rennie said, in addition to collecting stories, the project is also geared toward possibly establishing a heritage district in the downtown area. This designation would help maintain original buildings and restrict the type of development that could take place in that area. “It helps with planning and things for the future, so you can’t put a high rise in the middle (for example),” Rennie said. “We’re just in the midst of looking at how we would do that and part of that is collecting this information.” You have to go right back to the original owner and get as much detail as you can, so we’re using community members to help get some of that information. The Perth Historical Society and members of the museum board have been sharing stories, and Grade 12 students from PDCI have been interviewing community members, Rennie said. “The historical society meets here regularly and our own museum board, a lot of them have lived in Perth all their lives and have fascinating stories, so we’re starting to collect those as well,” she said. “It’s a way of documenting before all of those are lost.”
Playtime not just for kids BY KASSINA RYDER firstname.lastname@example.org The Good Shepherd Hall at St. James Anglican Church is the place to be on Thursday nights, thanks to a free playgroup for dads and kids. “We’re here pretty much every week,” said Trevor Choffe, father to one-year-old Easton. “It gives the kids a big place to play, and it gives mom a break, which is probably the biggest thing.” The Dads and Kids program started about a year ago, said creator Peter McCracken. Since then, the program has hosted anywhere from 12 to 20 dads and kids per evening. The night
begins at 5 p.m. and visitors are served a dinner around 5:30 p.m., McCracken said. Volunteer Glen Drover creates a meal for all the hungry participants. “We try and keep it healthy, but we also try to keep it simple because it’s a lot of work,” McCracken said. “We have spaghetti, fish and chips, and Glen does a really amazing shepherds pie. “For Halloween, we had spaghetti and meatballs and called it worms and eyeballs.” The group is aimed at kids from infants to six years old, but older siblings are welcome as well, McCracken said. The group’s casual structure seems to appeal to dads, he
added. “It seems with the moms, they have their weekly thing and they go every week,” he said. “With the dads, they seem to come for a month or two, then they’ll take some time off and come back later. It seems like there is always a flow of different dads coming through.” Each week, kids participate in a craft (such as last week’s finger painting), games and other activities. Basically, it gives the kids a chance to play with their dads, McCracken said. “It’s a great way for dads to help their kids play and learn and reach their developmental milestones,” he said. “That’s One-year-old Easton Choffe plays with some playdough while dad, their job at this age.” Trevor Choffe, keeps watch during the Dads and Kids playgroup at St. James Anglican Church on Nov. 30. Kassina Ryder photo
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Trustee is now myself, I like to drop in and sit at the back and watch the kids do their thing, and share that with the senior administration when I’m talking to them at the board meetings,” he said. MacPherson said he also attends municipal council meetings in his region to share the board’s budget information in the spring. Communication is a two-way street, MacPherson added. “I try to keep track of what’s
happening, the biggest problem is getting school councils or schools to send you their newsletters,” he said. “I haven’t got them all yet and I’ve been asking for them for the past 10 years.” MacPherson said becoming 1st vice-chair was a personal milestone for him. “I consider that a personal achievement,” he said. “It’s just based upon of my 10 years of experience that I was able to attain that office.”
In recognition YAK DONATION Megan Schooley of Crain and Schooley Insurance, stands with potter Jackie Seaton and YAK representative Tara Cameron during a lunch held in appreciation of Schooley’s donation to Empty Bowls. The company’s donation will see a large sum of money being donated to YAK’s dinner program for youth. Ryan Holland photo
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The Sangsters were nominated by Mary Vandenhoff for their many contributions to various community organizations, including the Lanark Health Centre and the Dignity House Hospice in Perth. Anne Thomlinson, the director of the Maberly Agricultural Society, nominated the Hendriks for
donating their time and financial donations to environmental projects. Tony was also recognized for his time as the project co-ordinator for Big Ben Park and the Lanark County Own the Podium 2010 initiative. The winners received a plaque commemorating their service.
All Lanark Highlands waste disposal sites will be CLOSED on Saturday Dec. 25 & Sunday, Dec. 26. Waste Sites will be OPEN instead on the following Monday: Waste Site Address Monday, Dec 27, 2010 Flower Station.................... 770 Hills of Peace Road ................................... 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lanark Village .................... 115 Forbes Road .............................................. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. McDonald’s Corners .......... 800 10th Con. Dalhousie .................................. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Middleville .......................... 4686 Wolf Grove ............................................... 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Robertson Lake ................. 3962 South Lavant Road .................................. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Watson’s Corners .............. 2240 3rd Con. Dalhousie ................................. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Snye Road ......................... 171 Snye Road ................................................. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Waste Sites will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day and open with regular Sunday hours on January 2, 2011. Curbside collection service for household waste and blue box recycling will take place as usual in Lanark Village on Friday Dec 24 and Dec 31. MCDONALD’S CORNERS REUSE CENTRE We’re short on weather-proof winter storage space - please do not bring large/bulky items until spring. This doesn’t mean you can’t ‘still give it away!’ Post a notice at the Reuse Centre with your name, phone, & description of the item you have for reuse, and we’ll do what we can to ﬁnd it a home. The Lanark Era also offers FREE REUSE ADS (if no cash changes hands.) Bulky items can be disposed of at the Middleville Waste Site. SMALL ITEMS STILL ACCEPTED AT REUSE CENTRE! (Kitchen, household, clothing, music, games, books, toys, sports gear, etc.) Come and check out the Christmas ornaments and gift ideas!
NOTICE 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 midnight to 7 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: email@example.com www.lanarkhighlands.ca
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Bob Spelled Backwards is a musical family affair The Sullivan clan gives new meaning to making music a family affair. Danny Sullivan and Kathy Dorner are members of the band Bob Spelled Backwards, with three of their children, Margaret Sullivan, 23, Noah Sullivan, 16, and Japhy Sullivan, 14. The family has been playing together as Bob Spelled Backwards for about a year. “Margaret got her bass last Christmas and we’ve just been experimenting with stuff with the boys,” Danny said. “Kathy and I could never get the band we wanted so we grew our own.” Danny, 52, and Kathy, 48, previously played together in a group called the Dharma Bums in Windsor, Ont. “Family dynamics add something,” Danny said. “Band dynamics can be touchy anyways, when you add the family it can be challenging, but it can be lots of fun. The nice thing for us is that our kids’ taste (in music) is similar.” Each family member has a wide array of musical talent. Danny writes songs and sings, Kathy plays guitar, autoharp, keyboards and oboe. Margaret is a singer/ songwriter and plays bass and guitar, Noah plays guitar, bass and mandolin and Japhy plays fiddle, mandolin and bass. All of the children have received music lessons from a variety of local musicians, including Joey Wright and Peter Bigras. The Sullivan family is set to perform as Bob Spelled Backwards on Jan. 22 at the MERA schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. “We’re called Bob Spelled Backwards for a reason,” Danny said. “Some of our favourite songwriters are called Bob.
Other than the obvious ones like Bob Dylan, Bob Carpenter was another big influence on me.” Danny said the band’s influences include a variety of musicians in many musical styles. “We try not to box ourselves into a genre,” he said. “So we take things from all kinds of music and sash them together.” “Japhy brings a little blue grassy sound and Noah throws in the electric guitar if it gets too country,” Kathy said. Danny said that one of his favourite musical memories was performing as a member of the Dharma Bums. “When Kathy and I were performing as the Dharma Bums we were singing a Bob Carpenter song and there was a woman in the front row with tears streaming down her face,” he said. “To me it was a really significant moment to feel, like I made some sort of connection. This was like 15 to 20 years ago, but it sticks out in my mind. “It was an unusual reaction. Applause is one thing, but when you know you’ve had that sort of emotional connection…” he added, trailing off. Kathy’s favourite musical memory was when the family put on a house concert over the summer at their home on Meadow Lane Court near Fallbrook. “It was the first time we pulled ourselves together to do this,” she said. “There were things that we knew weren’t perfect, but at the same time it was something we could be fairly proud of and built up some sort of momentum.” All three of the younger Sullivan band members hope to have a career in the music industry, and Danny and Kathy are hoping it will help give them their starts. “In a lot of ways the band is an umbrella or a launching pad,” Danny said. “Kathy and I have been doing this for a lot of years.
They (Noah, Japhy and Margaret) For us to work at this together and pay some dues in a little have more interest in having means that they will get some easier way than if they were on long-term careers as musicians. experience, work up some chops their own.”
Bob Spelled Backwards band members practised a few songs in the Sullivan family living room on Sunday, Nov. 14. All the band members are members of the Sullivan Family. From left: Kathy Dorner, Danny Sullivan, Noah Sullivan, 16, Japhy Sullivan, 14, and Margaret Sullivan, 23. Andrew Snook photo
A poetic journey through history BY DESMOND DEVOY firstname.lastname@example.org A local author’s 14-year writing odyssey has resulted in a book of poems about her family’s FrenchCanadian history. “It was a labour of love. It was something I had to do,” said Claudia Coutu Radmore, a sixyear resident of Carleton Place, who called Sharbot Lake home for 20 years before that. Born and raised in Montreal, Radmore was a teacher for 40 years in Ontario, Quebec and the South Pacific. Now retired, a new academic endeavour piqued
her interest, which launched the poetry collection. In 1891, one of her ancestors compiled a family history, which was handed down to Radmore. “Those old French-Canadian names, I was fascinated with them,” she said. “I knew very little of my French-Canadian history. I had to research that.” Radmore found she enjoyed delving into the settler days of New France. “I just love it, and I keep finding new and exciting things to write about,” she said of her research experiences. In fact, the front cover of her book
boasts a map from the late 17th century of the part of what is now Quebec, where her ancestors settled. Radmore was dealing with a large sweep of history, which is partly why she chose poetry to present her story. “I find that poetry compresses. You can get a lot more emotion in a short space (with poetry),” said Radmore. “You either get a huge book…or you put it into poetry.” She tried a wide variety of styles in her book, though she admitted that some of her poems do look like prose.
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Perth actress wins big for the second time at festival BY KASSINA RYDER firstname.lastname@example.org When Joanna McAuley tried out for the part of an 85-year-old woman with dementia, she never imagined she would actually get the part. “I practically had a heart attack when I got the role,” McAuley said. “I really wanted to do the role justice, and I thought, ‘how am I ever going to carry this off ?’” McAuley won the Mae Carmichael Award for best actress during the Eastern Ontario
Drama League One-Act Play Festival last month. She played 85-year-old Laura Cunningham, a former actress suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, in the play The Last Act is a Solo. “This play meant a great deal to me,” McAuley said. “It was a very serious piece of drama. The play was incredibly close to my heart.” Laurel Smith was the adjudicator during the festival. She said McAuley’s portrayal of Cunningham earned her the win. “Especially in the latter half of
the play, she reached emotional depths that were very moving,” Smith said. “Also, her ability to be subtle in her depiction of the aging I was very impressed with. Those were the two particular things that struck me.” McAuley said playing an elderly woman was arduous, but the audience’s response to the play was a reward in itself. “My character was…dying and suffering from dementia so it was a very big challenge, which I took to heart,” she said. “I had a lot of really good response, so that in itself was the award.” Smith said McAuley’s attitude toward her fellow actors also contributed to her decision. “She also worked with other
actors very well,” she said. When her name was announced during the awards ceremony the day after the festival, three tables full of supporters from Perth erupted in a “deafening roar,” McAuley said. “Laurel said my name and I just closed my eyes and I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “That award went to everybody in Perth not just me.” The play wasn’t originally planned to be shown at the festival, McAuley said. Another Perth play, My Narrator, was already scheduled to perform, but a theatre group from Merrickville had to pull out of the competition so The Last Act is a Solo got in as well.
“We got in late and under the wire and not at all were we supposed to be in it,” she said. “That was phenomenal, too.” McAuley, an untrained actress, has participated in about 15 plays in Perth. The win is the second award McAuley has received for her acting. She won the Pauline Grant Award in the same festival last year for her role as Nola in the play Would You Like a Cup of Tea? While she appreciates the awards she has won, McAuley said she acts in local plays simply for the joy of performing. “The people who do community theatre do it because they love it, and I love it,” she said.
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Ottawa, November 30, 2010 I spent much of my youth in rural France, surrounded by friends and neighbours whose parents were often obsessed with perpetuating traditional, often stereotypical, roles for men and women. It was not uncommon to hear “men have careers, and women have jobs, until they ﬁnd a man who has a career.” That’s why I was inspired by women whose attitude said “to hell with tradition, I have a vocation, and I will turn it into a life-long career”. As it happens, I married one. My wife Amy is managing an impressive career in Canada’s public service. Through her, I’ve built family ties with two other women, my mother-in -law and my sister-inlaw, who have a different vocation. Linda and Sarah are nurses. They defy old stereotypes. In addition to caring for patients on their wards, facilitating the work of doctors and other health professionals, and enabling the
This level of commitment – though exceptional – is not entirely unusual for nurses. Three weeks ago, led by Chief Nursing Executive, Dr. Ginette Rodger, close to 400 nurses from The Ottawa Hospital celebrated a major career milestone achieved in 2010. Some completed a Master’s Degree. Some moved from a Registered Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse role (with the additional clinical responsibilities that this entails). Others presented research to healthcare conferences in Canada and abroad. Still more obtained recognition from peers and patients for their compassionate care.
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Linda moved from nursing, to educating nurses, to designing programs to educate nurses, to helping schools design programs to educate nurses. She did this while raising two daughters, making a home with her husband and anchoring the family life of her 5 siblings. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s spent her retirement sitting on boards, seeing to the quality of health services.
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new year (almost), a new council. Smiths Falls, Montague and other local council chambers are experiencing some turnover this new term. Some long-time council members are handing over the reins to new hands, while others are returning to their seats or moving up as leaders. As the new year approaches, resolutions are often made. With a new roster in most municipalities, many promises have been made, many focused on issues such as transparency and openness. Communication is a two-way street. Comments have been made by council hopefuls in the election race that seeing more faces in the council chambers would make a big difference. Residents want to know what is going on in their municipalities and where their tax dollars are being spent. Councils need to make sure a number of methods are used to relay messages and show what they have been up to. Newspapers, municipal and local websites, advertising at local gathering points and mail are all great ways to let people know what is happening in the council chambers. However, that is not enough. During the non-election season, galleries in council chambers often look deserted, save for a few regulars. Committee meetings are where discussions happen – it’s where the meat of the issue takes place. So why wait until you feel an issue is a problem? Municipalities are required to post council agendas three business days prior to the meetings. Agendas can be picked up at municipal offices or viewed on town/township websites at that time. Take advantage of the resources and stay up to date on municipal happenings. Better yet, municipalities offer opportunities to be part of committees who make recommendations to council. Is heritage or recreation important to you? Check out the committee and see if it’s right for you. Most importantly, be aware. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at any time of the year. Councils have promised openness and transparency – take them up on that offer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Local Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! Marilyn Emery correctly identified last week’s landmark as the bandstand behind the town hall. This week’s landmark is named after a flying mythical creature.
hen things go wrong, I tend to do what most mature adults do – I look for someone to blame. As I stood atop the extension ladder, my glove stapled to the front of my house and shattered Christmas lights below, I knew exactly who to blame – the good folks at PBS. Two hours earlier, I was in my recliner under a mountain of potato chip crumbs, TV remote in hand. Then it happened. Halftime. Goodbye NFL. Hello PBS. Normally I’m not a big fan of PBS – if groveling for money for 15 minutes out of every half-hour of programming isn’t enough reason to switch the channel, the painfully dull lineup of shows sews it up. But alas, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then. At first I was drawn in by the way the movie was filmed –one glimpse told me it was from the 1960s. I had flashbacks to those old 60-second CBC spots – Hinterland, Who’s Who. But there was no wily ptarmigan or surly muskox. Only the elusive inspiration. Entitled Alone in the Wilderness, it was a story of Dick Proenneke, a man who, at the age of 51, moves to the remotest part of Alaska to live off the land. He brings a minimal number of possessions, but a wealth of creativity and knowledge. He films himself daily to let others experience his new life as it unfolds. He uses basic hand tools – many made by his own hand – to literally carve a place for himself in the wilderness. He
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Jason MARSHALL The Way It Is builds a log cabin, complete with hand-carved door hinges and latches. He makes his own furniture, cuts and splits countless cords of firewood and builds a stone fireplace. And the list goes on. After two hours, Dick Proenneke’s adventures had given me an injection of inspiration and energy. If he could catch his own food and build a cabin with nothing more than a toothbrush and a pine cone, then I could at least get off the couch and hang the Christmas lights. Besides, the potato chip bag was empty. I was so inspired that I had visions of climbing to the roof of my house on a ladder I would carve from a tree in my backyard, using the jawbone of a moose as a knife. However, with a shortage of moose in my neighbourhood, I decided to simply grab the aluminum ladder from my shed – but I did so without turning on the light.
Who knows what kind of danger I may have encountered in that dark garage? So with the ladder propped up against my house (a building I will refer to as my “cabin”), I was ready to show off my survival skills in the dangerous world of exterior illumination. But my resolve would soon be tested as I had to hike for what seemed like an eternity to the furthest reaches of my basement and stalk the elusive Christmas decorations. I spotted the box of lights perched on a distant shelf and using only my stealth and smarts (and a stepstool from Giant Tiger), managed to capture them singlehandedly. I reached in the box and pulled out 13 strings of lights, knotted into a ball roughly the size of a Hyundai. I was even more amazed at what Dick Proenneke had accomplished – editing out curse words. I don’t live in a barren part of Alaska, but it’s amazing how many times the F-word will echo on a cold December afternoon. Another obstacle to overcome – I couldn’t find the spare bulbs. Or the staple gun. Or the staples. But I had the motivation of Dick Proenneke in my corner. I fought on. I found the staple gun and the staples – and managed to attach my glove to the cabin. Damn you, PBS. Then I had a revelation. A vision, if you will. At that precise, gloveless moment, I knew exactly why Dick Proenneke had moved to Alaska. There are no Christmas lights where there is no electricity.
his time of year is a killer. Groom-boy said to me the other day, “You haven’t had your annual meltdown yet.” Unfortunately, he wasn’t kidding. It’s true, though, I haven’t. Every year in November and December all of my clients band together and give me lots of work to do. While this is, of course, a great and marvellous thing for which I am extremely grateful, it also means lots of deadlines overlap. Throw in the fact that I teach part-time at Algonquin and the end of the semester (December) brings with it copious piles of marking, and it can be a bit stressful. Most years I handle it with sheer professionalism and composure. That means I only break down sobbing at home, and usually only once. Maybe twice. Oh, and did I mention Christmas? No, I didn’t! Why? Because around here I usually don’t have time to think about it until Dec. 23, or so. (By the way, your card will be late, if it gets sent at all.) Now, I know, boo hoo hoo. This is a busy time of year for everyone. There are lots of year-end work-related projects that need to be finished, tied in with school concerts and staff parties and baking and cards and shopping and life and spending most of your weekends doing laundry so you can afford to pay your hydro bill.... Oh, wait. That last one might be a separate column for another day. Anyway, the point is, I’m not complaining. OK, I guess I am, but I mean it in the nicest way. Or something. I consider myself to be rea-
GRAY Past Deadline sonably organized, but I have never done well when it comes to Christmas shopping. When one considers the fact this deadline crunch of mine happens every single year and has for a good decade, you’d think I would be smart enough to plan ahead and do the bulk of my shopping by October. Same goes for Christmas cards – get on it, girlfriend! For some reason, though, I just can’t make myself do it. I think there are a few reasons for this. First, I work better under pressure. Actually, wait. It’s true that I do, but I have to say that wears a bit thin after a while. The thrill of the all-nighter to get a job done – or even just staying up to the middle of the night – lost its charm around the same time the kids started waking me up in the night. I have enough people keeping me awake – I don’t need to be strapped to my computer at all hours, too.
Easier said than done. Secondly, I used to put a lot of thought into Christmas gifts and try to come up with neat, creative ideas for everyone on the list – even if it was fairly close to the big day. I’m not sure when that changed. Possibly I was overcome with the feeling that everyone already has everything they need, but I also suspect my creativity waned around the same time computers and short people started keeping me up until all hours. I think at some point that section of my brain said, “Forget this noise! If she won’t let me sleep I’m going to skip town. You’re on your own, lady!” So now? Lots of gift cards. Lastly, I usually need snow to inspire me to shop early. Sometimes this isn’t a problem, but often we just don’t get the snow, so in those years no one gets presents. Ha! This year we’ve got a little snow, so I should get to it. I guess I can’t blame climate change for my disorganization. Somehow that doesn’t seem cool, anyway. In November a friend and I had occasion to do some shopping for something unrelated to Christmas, but we took the opportunity to squeeze in a little festive shopping, too. So even though I am not even remotely close to finished, I have at least started before Dec. 23. So although there is still no Christmas baking done and no cards are written, there is at least that one small victory. Maybe this means I can skip my annual meltdown this year. That’s fantastic because nobody needs to see that.
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The best of the best in cameras and gadgets
s 2010 draws to a close, many photo magazines are publishing their opinions on what are the best products of the year. I thought I would share what the mags are saying with my own two cents worth thrown in for good measure. Let’s start with the DSLR category. These are the largest and most flexible of all cameras due to tons of interchangeable lenses and all kinds of accessories. The Canon Rebel T2i has to be right up there, along with the EOS 60D, Nikon D7000, D3s and D3100. Pentax, often overlooked, has the excellent K-x, a reasonably-priced beginner’s DSLR. Next, according to size, comes the category without a name. These are the Micro 4/3- type models, smaller than DSLRs, but bigger than any
point-and-shoot. They all have interchangeable lenses and almost match DSLRs in quality, but without the size and weight. Some call this group ILC, which stands for ”interchangeable lens compact.” Makes sense. Panasonic’s Lumix G2 has been nominated for camera of the year. Other good choices in this category are the Olympus E-PL1 and the Sony NEX-5. An oddball category contains two unusual cameras. The Sony Alpha 55 is like a DSLR, but has a semi-transparent mirror for fast autofocus, and uses a high quality electronic viewfinder. The Ricoh GXR follows a different path altogether, having interchangeable modules rather than lenses. Definitely different and not all photo stores carry them. Moving right along to the
brother, the G12. Panasonic’s LX5 is another top performer which will accept an optional clip-on viewfinder. I hesitate to recommend the Nikon P7000 until they fix the slow RAW performance problem. Need an excellent camera to use in terrible weather, not worrying if it gets wet or dropped? The Pentax W90 is freeze-proof, can be submerged in water to six metres and taken to the beach or out in the snow without worry. It’s very small and comes in several colours. Software. If we’re serious about what comes after pressing the shutter, we need a program for organizing and tweaking our photos. Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 would be my pick for software of the year. The program is reasonably priced and
CRABB Camera Corner advanced compact category, Canon gets the nod for its tiny but powerful S95 and its bigger
does most of what Photoshop CS5 does, as far as the typical shooter is concerned. My next article will be exclusively about Elements 9. Mac users have the very fine Apple Aperture 3, which also does a great job with video clips. I’ll wrap up with an oddball gadget that’s super inexpensive. It’s called ShutterBuddy and attaches to the front of any camera. What’s it for? Catching the attention of babies in order to photograph them. Apparently based on scientific research. Haven’t tried it, but for 15 bucks you can’t go wrong. Take all of the foregoing with a grain of salt. The best camera is the one that works for you and the one you have with you when that great photo op appears. Click!
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Being a Habs fan growing up, a didn’t have a lot of reasons to cheer for Billy Smith, but I always thought of him as one of the greatest goalies of all time. Needless to say, I was happy to see that The Hockey News agreed with me and rated Smith one of the top 20 goaltenders of all time in its recent Top 100 players of All-Time by Position collector’s edition. I thought this would the excuse I’ve been looking for since coming to Perth to interview the New York Islanders top all-time goaltender; unfortunately when I called the Islanders franchise and requested an interview with Smith, they told me they didn’t know how to contact him anymore. So if anyone knows how I could get in contact with him for an interview, feel free to drop me a line.
the term 2011-2014. To qualify, applicants must be a Canadian citizen and a resident of the Town of Perth. 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 – www.perth.ca) to the Town Clerk, 80 Gore St. East, by December 17th, 2010. For further information please call Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2239.
Town approves Free Downtown Parking for Christmas 2010 From November 27th to December 31st, 2010 the Town of Perth is providing holiday shoppers with allday 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 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. The Town of Perth enforces overnight parking re-
strictions to ensure the most efﬁcient snow removal by Environmental Services staff. Winter parking restriction signs are erected at all entrances to the Town. Bylaw #3961 (as amended) states that no person shall park a vehicle between 0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) during the period from November 20 to March 31 inclusive upon any highway or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the Town of Perth…” and further states that “no person shall park a vehicle between the hours of 0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) in any public parking lot except for vehicles parked in designated areas displaying valid parking permits as described in Part IV(3).” Parking lot permits may be purchased at Town Hall. Vehicles parked in contravention may be ticketed and towed.
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The line-up for the next Perthâ€™s Got Talent show is coming together, and itâ€™s shaping up to be another memorable night of local entertainment. Tickets are already selling fast for the Jan. 15 show, and considering the last two shows sold out two weeks before show night, itâ€™s wise to buy early. Paul Joyce, one of the producers of the local talent showcase, says the popularity of this show just keeps growing. â€œFor the third edition of Perthâ€™s Got Talent weâ€™re putting together another incredible line up of local performers, including many young people who deserve to be seen and heard. As always, our audience will be amazed at the great talent in this area, and weâ€™re proud to bring it to the stage of the Studio Theatre,â€? said Joyce. Just some of the performers who are already confirmed to appear include bluegrass recording artists Linda Grenier and Dave Tilson, a classical ensemble led by Brad Mills, dancers from the Perth School of Music, flutist Graham McVeety, singer/ storyteller Frank Morgan, young piano phenom Stephen Morgenstern, and fiddle sensation Wade Foster in an â€œappetite whetterâ€? for his full-length concert on Jan. 21, which is part of the Songs From the Valley concert series. Other performers will be announced shortly. Of course, thereâ€™s still plenty of room for people to come out and audition for the show. â€œThis is a community showcase,â€? said Joyce. â€œJust like last time, weâ€™re expecting the auditions to turn up some undiscovered gems. Itâ€™s one of the
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ave you heard? For all you lovers of traditional country music, check this out. Imagine Wade Foster, Steve Piticco and Bytown Bluegrass with Johnnie Richard and Neville Wells, each performing an evening of great country music from our musical Valley. Well, the secret’s out. Share this with all your friends. Studio Theatre and Stewart Park Festival are hosting this series, which will highlight these amazing musical talents. Foster, with his fiddling prowess, has become a household legend to anyone who’s witnessed him performing at many of the fiddle contests in the area, or more recently the release of his wonderful debut CD, Sounds Like Home. Foster has also backed Johnny Reid, Gail Gavin, Jeff Callery and Runaway Train and Ransom. He fiddles in the bands Doubleback and Urban – a Keith Urban tribute band – besides being a soughtafter studio musician. Foster’s versatility shines as he blends country, traditional, contemporary and Celtic rock. He’s been spreading his gifts, teaching fiddle locally since he was 15. We look forward to seeing him host the show on Jan. 21 at the Studio Theatre. We are blessed in this area that Piticco loves playing here. This multi-winner of the Canadian Country Guitarist of the Year, as well as many similar awards
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TENNANT Musical Musings in Europe, has been described as playing his Telecaster guitar “like someone from another planet.” Whether with his band South Mountain or surrounded by other great players, he never ceases to amaze those who witness. On March 25, Piticco will host again at the Studio Theatre. Bytown Bluegrass from Ottawa, with Perthite Richard on fiddle and Valley favourite Wells, has been an in-demand band for more than 30 years in the Ottawa Valley. Stellar harmonies and sweet playing have taken them a long way. They will host on May 20 and are sure to light up the Studio Theatre. Here’s the best part, though. For those of you looking for Christmas gifts for your music lovers,
In this Christmas season, music often becomes an integral part of our celebrations, whether it’s carol singing, church choir special presentations, radio bombardment or special events in the area. Two such upcoming events are for all you dancers. Always a crowd favourite, Keith Glass and Twister are hosting a dance at the McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, with kids free. You’ll enjoy their great mix of dancin’ tunes that’ll guarantee the hall will be a-hoppin’. The Annual Night Before the Night Before – food bank fundraiser dance will be held at the Perth Legion on Saturday, Dec. 18, with Tell Mama and the Commuters providing the tunes for us dancing fools. Always a fun event, come and support a great cause. On a final note for the Christmas season, don’t forget to support your many local musicians by buying their CDs as gifts for your loved ones. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a safe, enjoyable Christmas season. Support live music everywhere.
Enjoy the sounds of the Tay choruses this weekend “O Come All Ye Joyful!” is the invitation being extended to Perth and area concert-goers this year by the Women of the Tay and the Men of the Tay. The combined choruses are presenting their annual concert of Christmas music at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at St. James’ Anglican Church on Drummond Street in Perth. Music directors Mary Ellen Grigor, of the Women of the Tay, and Carl Whitehouse, of the Men of the Tay, have been rehearsing their individual choruses and the combined 65-member chorus since September, following their appointments as interim direc-
tors earlier this year. Shelley McLaren, long-time director of the men’s chorus and director of the more-recently formed women’s chorus, is taking a sabbatical year to complete a pastoral assignment with husband Brent McLaren as part of a diaconate formation program of the Catholic church. The choruses have selected and prepared Christmas music from sources at home and around the world. The music of nine countries is represented in the concert program. Special settings of several classical and folk-based favourites will be performed by the choruses, as well as
contemporary arrangements of traditional carols, spirituals and popular standards. The program will also include several surprise novelty selections. Accompanying the choruses will be pianists Pamela Newton and Valerie Leavitt. Special guests will include the St. Paul’s United Church Handbell Choir and flautist/oboist Barb Martin. As is customary with these performances, admission is without charge. A freewill offering may be made to assist with the choruses’ expenses and the church’s ministry projects. Submitted by the Women of the Tay/Men of the Tay.
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on sponges. Blinking in disbelief, the man watched its huge bleached rack brushing through the greenery towards him. The big bull grunting softly was waiting for a reply as it stopped in the shrubbery some 50 yards away. The suspense was only heightened by the failing light. The hunter knew he must have a clear side sighting at even close range, if he was to release his razor-sharp broadhead. With the lengthening shadows now dictating his actions, the man grunted the call of a rival bull into the birch horn, hoping it would bring the animal closer and out in the open. The real bull answered the challenge by sending moss and twigs flying with its swinging rack. It attacked and de-branched a nine-foot evergreen leaving it only a shredded spar. The rampaging bull closed the gap to within 35 yards behind a clump of tag alders. His heart pounding with excitement, the hunter drew his compound bow to its full measure, trying hard to get a clear shot at that massive chest. And while in some ways he may have resembled the famous Hiawatha, he told me later he felt more like the legendary Maid of the Mist, poised at the brink of
he land of the lordly moose is, for the most part, remote country. A place where present day logging roads fade into blind ruts, gravel washouts, and broken bridges. An area of bogs and river flats, crystal lakes and pine ridges. A landscape where blueberries and cranberries often struggle on the same mossy hummocks, and the mountain ash reach up in spindled clumps for a share of the mottled sunlight. It’s a land where the blackest sights are a burnt-out stump, a squawking raven, a foraging bear, or an overcast night. In this country, with a little effort, you can have speckled trout or spruce grouse for supper, fill a camera with wildlife photos, or, using a bow and arrow, play the survival game against North America’s largest forest animal. For eight days in a long-agolumbered section of real estate north of Massey, Ont., we did just that. Dodging rain squalls, we padded over the ridges, glassed the wetlands, and watched the forest below from high tree perches. The signs were there. Huge cattle-like prints in the moss or black muck along the river bank. Scratched and torn ground marks, bark-worn and broken trees showed that moose were in the area. So each morning and evening, the long, moaning call of the cow moose echoed across the wilderness as your companion worked his birch bark horn to perfection. It’s almost too quiet in the damp tamarack bog. Water squeezes around your boots as you shift your weight from one leg to the other. You’re peering through the greenery of soft-
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Busy times in the halls of PDCI
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The Minute to Win It Christmas spirit is on the activities, which were held rise at Perth and District in the cafeteria, each day Collegiate Institute as the at lunch were a lot of fun days are winding down to – for the participants and Christmas break. the audience! Matheson’s The Concert Band perteam accumulated the most formed a small gig at the victories over the course Festival of Good Cheer on of the week and won the Nov. 27. The band played a competition. selection of fun tunes and Students and staff are Christmas songs in the looking forward to the next atrium of Code’s Mill. opportunities to earn points PDCI was glad to have a for their Houses, including float entered in the Santa Ugly Sweater Day and the Claus Parade this year, which Talent Show. was held on Dec. 4. The float PDCI’s winter musical, was assembled and decorated Snow White??, is being perby a number of teachers and formed this week on Monday, students who volunteered Big Blue Tuesday, and Thursday for their time after school. The elementary school students. PDCI Concert Band members sat on the float playing lively Christmas The only public performance will be held songs, despite their frozen instruments this Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Admission and sheet music blowing everywhere is done by donation, and all ages are welcome. from the wind! Have a great week, Blue Devils! Members of student council were bundled up in Blue Devil football jerseys and walked alongside the float handing out candies and small gifts to the crowds at the parade. Even considering the less than ideal sub-zero temperatures, everyone had a great time spreading Christmas cheer. 431251 Thank you to everybody who REDUCED $14,100 assembled and transported the $739,000 to $724,900. Spectacular home, float, and those who participated gorgeous 1.52 acres, 341’ on Dog Lake, in prestigious Maple Hill, 20 min/Kingston. in the parade. Spacious & immaculate Victorian-style 4bdr, The first of the House com4bthr home. Fireplace, Mbdr ensuite w/Jacuzzi. petitions of this month are Large family room, wine cellar & bar, walkout to patio & hot tub. Wrap-around verandah, rear finished and the results are in. deck, large lake views. Over $500 was raised for the Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. Angel Tree gift program this year $124,900. Enjoy Mississippi Lake without the by the students. Summit ended price! Fully equipped 3 bedroom 3 season cottage up raising the most money, with in good condition, on quiet dead-end lane. Lake view & 20’ x 150’ deeded right-of-way to the Matheson in second, Inge-Va in waterfront. Most furniture, all appliances, shed, third, McMartin taking fourth, lawn mower, wind surfer included. A great and Drummond in fifth. getaway is ready for you! The food drive was very sucJanice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. cessful as well; PDCI students donated over 1,000 items of food. Summit pulled ahead to win the $99,900. 139+/- acres on Highway 15 just south of Franktown, 1/2 hr/Ottawa. Build your food drive, followed in a very country home close to the city but with enough close second place by Matheson. space to get away from it all. Great hunting
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SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2010 The Meeting Dates are as follows:
Tuesday December 7th
Reeve Richard Kidd
Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at www.twp.beckwith.on.ca or at the Township Ofﬁce 24 hours prior to the meeting
NOTICE OF CONTRACT TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH CONTRACT FOR WINTER PLOW EQUIPMENT & OPERATOR
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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3M CEO visits Perth facility
On Nov. 15 and 16, 3M plants in Perth and in Brockville hosted chairman and CEO George Buckley. Buckley reviewed the performance of each plant in eastern Ontario and also met with employees. He made some very favourable remarks about the quality, productivity and innovation he sees in 3M Canada’s manufacturing operations and outlined some of the growth plans that give him a great deal of confidence in 3M’s future. 3M is a global company with sales of more than $25 billion, operating in 85 countries. The company continues to grow by developing useful new products, and by acquiring companies that fit well with existing 3M businesses and markets. The 3M plants were built in Perth in 1980 and 1981. The plants currently employ about 250 people from the community. The company says it is intent on remaining competitive through elimination of waste, high efficiency and ongoing capital investment.
Christmas all about giving at SJCHS goal is to help provide gifts With Christmas just to children on behalf of around the corner, St. their im-prisoned parents; John Catholic High child-ren who would not School students and other-wise experience the staff are incorporating love of the holiday season. the festive tradition of Through the community generosity in our and Angel Tree, these school activities. We comchildren are exposed to menced the season with Christian values, in the our advent mass, audihopes that it will break tions for the upcoming the cycle of crime and Christmas assembly, and abuse in their lives. a holiday shopping trip, In our school, each class but most charitable of has been assigned an all is the Angel Tree angel child. As a class, fundraiser. we raise money and The Angel Tree is a purchase a gift that suits U.S.-based organization, now spread over nuSpartan Scene the child’s individual wishes. The gifts, as merous countries, that well as a letter from the supports incarcerated individuals and their families. The incarcerated parent, are then sent to
the child on behalf of the parent. In this way we are contributing to the hope and empowerment of the community. St. John also held a Coffee House this past week. The Coffee House is an evening of musical entertainment, where students have the opportunity to share their talents with the rest of the community. Thanks to Mr. Ryan, the performers and the tech crew for an enjoyable night. Finally, the senior girls’ volleyball team started its season with an exhibition game, the results of which they were quite happy with. They are participating in a tournament in Kingston in preparation for the official season which kicks off this week. Other sports seasons to begin are the junior girls’ volleyball and the junior and senior boys’ basketball.
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Local gymnasts qualify for worlds BY ANDREW SNOOK
email@example.com Saltos Athletics is home to Perth’s new fab five. Five local gymnasts travelled to Carboriu, Brazil, and represented Canada at the Aerobic Gymnastics Pan American Championships held from Nov. 17 to 22. All five members of the Saltos aerobics gymnastics team had strong showings and qualified to represent Canada at the FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Series in Las Vegas, NV, in July 2011. “I think it’s the largest delegation Caanda has had ever,” said Louise Miller, head coach and owner of Saltos Athletics. “And we rocked it,” added Kasey Whalen, one of the local gymnasts who qualified for the worlds in Las Vegas. Whalen, 16, finished in eighth place in Age Group 2 category (ages 15 to 17), while her teammates, Katrina Wright (10th place), Allison Tolgyesi (10th place), Kailey Sweeney (seventh place) and Andrea Reith (ninth
icans in the entire competition,” she said. “The entire competition was run in Portuguese and the secondary language was Spanish. We needed a translator.” The on-stage competition and language barrier were not the only hurdles Miller’s team had to overcome in Brazil. She said that issues with her team’s flights cost a day of training and some much needed rest. The team’s flight from Ottawa to Newark had multiple delays and eventually was cancelled and rescheduled for the following day. We missed our domestic flight in Brazil,” she said. “We arrived right at our training time on six hours of sleep. (It was) probably the best training of our lives.” Although happy with her team’s performance, Miller said Members of the Saltos Athletics aerobic gymnastic team pose in their Team Canada track suits during a practice in Perth on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The team recently competed at Aerobic Gymnastics Pan American that they the girls will need to do Championships held from Nov. 17 to 22. Andrew Snook photo a lot of preparation ahead them in the new year for the worlds in place) all qualified in the Age tatives to Brazil, with some coun- approximately 60 people to the Las Vegas. Group 1 category (ages 12 to 14). tries sending dozens of delegates. event. “They’re going to have to work Eight countries sent represen- Miller said that Argentina sent “We were the only North Amer- pretty hard, she said.
Blue Wings receive Royal treatment from Stittsville The Perth Jr. B Blue Wings were defeated by a score of 6-4 by the Stittsville Royals on Friday,
Dec. 3 at the Perth and District Community Centre (PDCC). Stittsville’s Matt Kadolph and Dave Borden led their team to the victory. Borden finished the game with six points (one goal
Blue Wings goaltender Jeremy Wright had his eye on the puck during first period action in Perth on Friday night. Despite Wright blocking 29 of 35 shots, the Wings lost 6-4 to the Stittsville Royals. Ryan Holland photo
and five assists), and Kadolph scored a hat trick. Kadolph opened the scoring just over nine minutes into the game to put his team up 1-0. Perth’s Blair Barr responded less than four minutes later to tie the game 1-1 on his 14th goal of the season, from Brett Lewandowsky and Riley Kane. The Royals regained the lead early into the second period, when Kadolph scored his second goal of the game 23 seconds into the period to go up 2-1. Stittsville added to their lead in the third period on another quick goal. Royals forward Scott Barnes scored 44 seconds into the period to give his team a twogoal lead. Perth’s Dan Weir cut the lead to 3-2 on a power-play goal less than three minutes into the game, but the Royals responded with a power-play goal of their own. Kadolph completed his hat trick just over a minute later to increase Stittsville’s lead to 4-2.
Weir had two goals (13th and on top of the Valley Division, 14th of the season) and one as- three points ahead of the Arnsist for the Blue Wings. prior Packers (14-9-2-0). Perth continued to battle back The Blue Wings’ next home in the third period, and cut the game is against the Shawville lead to 4-3 on a goal by Jared Pontiacs on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Havelock (13th of the season) PDCC. just over the seven-minute mark of the period. Unfortunately, that was as close as Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:45 p.m. Perth would come to tying Game the game. sponsored AND Stittsville by BILL FISHER ELECTRIC goaltender Josh Cooper stopped 25 of 29 shots to pick up the win, while Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:45 p.m. Perth’s Jeremy Wright Game stopped 29 of sponsored 35 shots. by Perth (16-71-0) remains
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Entertainment will follow. Donations to the food bank are appreciated. Deadline for tickets is Dec. 7 and can be purchased at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244.
Thursday, Dec. 9
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The Holidays Are Coming Have your carpets and furniture professionally cleaned
• The Perth Bible Hour will take place from 7 to 8 • The Get W.I.T.H. It indoor walking program will p.m. at The Stewart School’s library. Everyone is take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove welcome to attend. For more information, contact Public School in Lanark. Murray McLeod at 613-267-3012. Thursday, Dec. 16 • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host line • The Perth Bible Hour will take place from 7 to 8 dancing at the Middleville Community Centre at 11 p.m. at The Stewart School’s library. Everyone is a.m. For more information, call 613-259-5447. • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host a welcome to attend. For more information, contact shuffleboard event at Watsons Corners Hall Murray McLeod at 613-267-3012. at 11 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) will host a shuffleboard event at Watsons Corners Hall information, call 613-259-5447. • The fourth annual Christmas Lights Ceremony at 11 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Pretty Goods, information, call 613-259-5447. (George Street, village of Lanark). There will be Friday, Dec. 17 musical entertainment and hot chocolate. Ad• The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark mission is free. The event is in support of the Lanark will host its monthly euchre party at 7:30 p.m. There Highlands Youth Centre. For more information, will be prizes and a light lunch. contact 613-259-2012.
Saturday, Dec. 18 • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark will host its monthly birthday party. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. All musicians are welcome. Light lunch will be served. • The 19th annual the Night before the Night before Christmas fundraising dance, in support of the Perth and District Food Bank (PDFB), will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall (26 Beckwith St.). Tell Mama and The Commuters will be performing. Admission is $25, or $20 with a food donation. • The Christmas Celtic Jam will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Middleville Community Centre (4203 Wolf Grove Rd., Lanark). For more information, contact 613-256-5474.
• McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall will play host to musical band Twister at 8 p.m. Kids under 16 are free. Tickets are $15. • The Single Parenting Support Group will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. at 30 Bennett St. in Carleton Place. There will be free child care, but you must call to register at 613-259-2182. • St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore St. W) will host Christmas Mysteries (A BarnDoor Productions) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $12 for students and children. Half of the proceeds will go towards St. Paul’s United Church. For more information, contact 613-267-1884.
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Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s PDCF Christmas Gala, November 25, 2011 www.pdcf.ca
St. John Parish Cemetery (on behalf of the R.C.E.C of the Diocese of Kingston) has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Cemeteries Act (Revised). Any interested parties may contact Ann Buchanan, 613-264-2929 for information, or to make copies. These by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Cemeteries Act (Revised).
Apropos • Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer Nancy Berthiaume, Smiths Falls • Brown Shoe Company Brownlee’s Metro • Elizabeth Interiors, Smiths Falls Factory Grind Café • Gemmells Flowers Limited Hillside Gardens • Home Furniture Ivan Hodgins, Royal LePage • Kelly’s Flowers and Fine Things Ltd. Brent and Shelley McLaren • Sinclair Florists Stone Cellar Restaurant • Sunﬂower Bake Shop The Brown Shoe Company • The Perth Museum The Blossom Shop, Carleton Place • Tivoli Florist, Ottawa
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Advent 3 – Sunday, Dec. 12 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “Remember His Mercy” (Luke 1: 46-46). All welcome. Nursery care provided. Wednesday, Dec. 15 7:00 Bible Study & Prayer Next Community Dinner Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 • www.superaje.com/~stjamesperth All are welcome to come be with us at St. James Anglican Church Please join us! December 12: Third Sunday of Advent: 8:00 a.m. (Said Eucharist) and 10:00 a.m. (Choral Eucharist) Saturday, Dec. 11: 4:30 - 6 p.m.: Community Dinner (accessible from Beckwith) Thursday, Dec. 16: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.: Messy Church for young families Friday, Dec. 17: 5:30 p.m.: Skater Church Sunday, Dec. 19: 10 a.m.: Contemporary Eucharist with Christmas Pageant Sunday, Dec. 19: 7:30 p.m.: Nine Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve: 4:30 p.m.: Family Eucahrist with Blessing of the Creche Christmas Eve: 9 p.m. Early Midnight: Choral Eucharist Christmas Day: 10 a.m. Eucharist with Carols Note: Christmas Eve at St. Augustines: 7 p.m. (Cty. Rd. 10 Richardson)
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Worship Services Sunday, Dec. 12 9:00 - 9:55 a.m., N.I.N.E Worship (Nursery & Children’s Church available.) Advent Series: Merry Christmas? Part 2: “A Scandalous Teen Pregnancy”by Pastor Phil Hamilton 10:00 a.m. Coﬀee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship “The Word Became Flesh” by Rev. Alan Adams
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• The Perth Citizens’ Band will perform its annual 431534 Christmas Concert on Tuesday Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church (12 Harvey St.). This year’s guests will be Town Crier Brent McLaren, and the Women of the Tay under the direction of CFUW Perth & District Mary Ellen Grigor. One highlight Fifth Annual Heritage Perth will be the performance of Christmas House Tour Canadian Patrol composed 100 years ago by Capt. John Slatter of the 48th Highlanders Regiment. Admission is $5 per person or CFUW Perth & District thanks our House Tour $10 for a family at the door. For Sponsors, Supporters and Advertisers: further information, contact the Sponsors: band website www.perthband.ca Allan Chartered Accountant Professional Corporation or phone 613-256-4221. BMO Financial Group Perth • The Riverview Seniors X-mas Chiropractic Care & Longevity Centre, Dr. Kathy Wickens dinner will take place at noon. Dr. C. Cordick, Perth Family Health Centre • Costello & Company Monuments Crain and Schooley Insurance Brokers • Don McAdoo Construction Limited Crains Construction Ltd. • Edward Jones Michael P. Reid, Barrister & Solicitor • Nephin and Winter Chartered Accountants Dr. Kathrine Stolee • Tackaberry Sand & Stone Ltd. TD Bank, Perth • Dr. J.L. Walsh
In the Estate of CLARENCE WILLIAM ANGST, deceased. All persons having claims against the Estate of the above-named deceased, late of the Town of Perth, in the County of Lanark, who died on the 23rd day of September, 2010, are required to ﬁle proof of same with the undersigned on or before the 17th day of January, 2011. After that date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall then have had notice. DATED at Perth, this 26th day of November, 2010.
We wish to extend a sincere Thank You to everyone who attended, sponsored, and donated items or participated in the auction at our CHRISTMAS GALA held on Friday, November 26th, 2010. Community based support for local programs is critical and, in these challenging economic times, we truly appreciate your support which will allow us to continue providing much needed assistance in our community.
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Monday, Dec. 13 • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 in Perth will host carpet bowling at 1 p.m. New bowlers are welcome. • The Get W.I.T.H. It indoor walking program will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Public School in Lanark. • The regular monthly meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support Group will take place at 2 p.m. at the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Cancer Society office at Dufferin Square in Perth.
Sunday, Dec. 12 • St. James Anglican Church, Perth, will host its Celebration of Christmas music by the Women of the Tay and the Men of the Tay at 2 p.m. • The Trinity United Church in Hopetown will host the Hallelujah Gospel Chorus from Ottawa at 7 p.m. The chorus will perform a celebration of Christmas through gospel music and congregational carol singing. Refreshments will be provided. The event is a freewill offering. For more information, contact Margaret at 613-259-5050.
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Monday, Dec. 20 • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 in Perth will host carpet bowling at 1 p.m. New bowlers are welcome.
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Friday, Dec. 10 • Kiwanis Gold Rush Day will feature author Charlotte Gray, who will be at Factory Grind (1 Sherbrooke St.) from 5 to 7 p.m. to read from her most recent book, Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike. Perth Kiwanis is requesting donations of broken gold chains, single earrings, old wedding rings, sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. Tax receipts will be available and funds raised will support Kiwanis activities for children and youth in the community and third world countries. Klondike Chili will be on the menu. For more information, contact 613-267-4662. • St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore St. W) will host Christmas Mysteries (A BarnDoor Productions) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $12 for students and children. Half of the proceeds will go towards St. Paul’s United Church. For more information, contact 613-267-1884.
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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago
Fun galore was had by all at Santa Claus parade cartoon program. Cyril Sneer and Bert Raccoon will be riding on the Shaw’s float in the parade. Twenty-three floats have been registered for the parade by local merchants, fire departments, social organizations and other individuals, and a troop of majorettes, the Carleton Place High Steppers, will add a little swing to the parade.
Council bound by core lease The town is locked into a lease agreement with National Grocers concerning the downtown-core land and must continue bargaining in good faith with the firm or face possible legal action. That’s what new councillors were told at a closed-door meeting held following last week’s regular meeting of town council, during which incoming councillors were briefed on the core plans. A second closed-door meeting
was held at town hall on Monday night. “It’s a fait accompli,” said Mayor Lowell Yorke on Tuesday when asked about the lease and the food store proposal for the core area. Yorke was expected to ask council on Tuesday night to hold an open house for the public on the core plan on Dec. 17, 18 and 19, with a public meeting on Dec. 19. If the town wants to collect nearly $500,000 in grant and loan monies from the province, a site plan for the land has to be completed by the end of the year. At the private meeting with new councillors last week, accountant Howard Allan went over the lease agreement and said it appears to be a good deal for the town, informed sources reported. Chairman of the Perth Business Area Improvement Committee (BIA), John Willson, attended the private meeting and says he has no problems with the lease.
50 years ago
T.V. Lally tops the polls
erth’s 1961 town council will have only one change as a result of Monday’s civic election: Coun. Eldon Perrin will be replaced by Arthur Daines. Perrin polled 463, while Daines polled 690 votes. Total ballots registered were 1,193, an increase of 363 over the total of 830 registered last year. Most votes went to Coun. T.V. Lally, who chalked up a total of 870. Results were as follows: Daines, 690 votes; Echlin, 732 votes; Frizell, 536 votes; Lally, 870 votes; Lynn, 772 votes; Nixon, 679 votes; Perrin, 463 votes; Richmond, 427 votes.
District results North Elmsley: For council, William T. Moore, Ferguson McVeety, Raymond Poole and Herbert Fisher were elected to council. Harry Burns was defeated with 211 votes. John Poole and Howard Churchill were elected school trustees. Defeated were Gordon Bell, Henry DeSalvo, John McCormick and Garrit Leeflang. Westport: Orval Thake was defeated in his bid as reeve of Westport by J.O. Forrester by only nine votes. Forrester polled 153 votes to Thake’s 144. Elected to council were W.J. Thake, G.W. Sully, E.A. McGregor and W.J. Carty. Isodore Gervais was the only unsuccessful candidate. Palmerston: The reeve, Alex Trombley, and all councillors were re-elected by acclamation at Thursday’s nomination. Elected to school board were two new members, Mr. A. MacDonald, Canonto, and Mrs. Elmer Gemmill, Snow Road. Smiths Falls: Arnold Gough will be the new mayor of Smiths Falls, succeeding former school principal E.V. Dyke. Mr. Dyke did not seek re-election in Monday’s voting. Three councillors were elected in each of the town’s three wards. Results, ward by ward, are as follows. Dufferin Ward: elected, E.R. Brennan, Dr. W.J.T. Hewitt and J.W. Coombs. Defeated: A.P. Greene and Fred Crease. Rideau Ward: elected, R.J. Beach, W.H. Code and Murray A.
Tye. Defeated, A.J. Clarke and Hy Fund. Elgin Ward: elected, W.H. Thompson, Dr. A.B. Murphy and B.J. Stranberg. Defeated, H.W. Stanzell and A.D. Roachfort. The elections in Lanark village for councillors will be held on Friday, Dec. 9.
Parade popularity continues to grow Favoured with ideal balmy weather, the 16th annual Santa Claus parade, sponsored by the Perth Lions Club, held on Saturday afternoon, was viewed by the largest crowd of spectators to journey to Perth in the past 10 years. Many came from Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Sharbot Lake, Tichborne, Lanark, Kingston, Ottawa and Brockville to witness the parade, which is growing in popularity from year to year, and is said to be the biggest and best event of this nature between Toronto and Ottawa. With 30 floats and five bands in the parade, there was not a moment when the air was not full of musical notes. When the parade arrived at the bandstand at the rear of the town hall, thousands of children flocked around the stand, eagerly awaiting a handout of candy from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Mild temperatures result in late-season flowers Mr. Harold Moss of RR 5, Perth, brought a bunch of dandelions to the Courier which he picked on the lawn at his home on Monday. A resident of Wilson Street picked some pansies this week. The mild weather this fall has created a record in eastern Canada.
BORN Devlin - At Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Nov. 30, 1960, to Capt. and Mrs. Eric Devlin, a son. Dusharm - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 2, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Everton Dusharm of Sharbot Lake, a daughter. Kirkham - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 2, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirkham of Perth, a son. McKinnon - At the GWM Hos-
pital, on Dec. 2, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McKinnon of Lavant, a son. Truelove - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 30, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Truelove of RR 2, Maberly, a son.
He said, however, that he was under the impression there would be a public meeting before the town locked itself into a lease agreement with National Grocers. “The BIA always approved the concept of some type of anchor store in the downtown core,” said Willson.
Shoe employees nervous Some employees at Brown Shoe in Perth are concerned about their future with the company following the move by the federal government to discontinue shoe import quotas. In an unofficial survey of plant employees on Monday afternoon, workers were reluctant to have their names mentioned because of their jobs, but were willing to talk about the quota situation. Workers most concerned about their future were part-time employees at the plant. The majority of full-time workers felt their jobs would remain intact and displayed confidence in the company. “The way I see it, the plant has gone through some pretty tough times before and come through, so I’m not really concerned,” said one woman. “I hope it doesn’t affect us. I’m only here part time and I want to be on full time, I need the job,” commented another worker. Still other employes were unaware of the lifting of import restrictions and were not familiar with the situation facing Canadian shoe manufacturers. The restriction on imported men’s shoes was dropped Dec. 1, while quotas on women’s and children’s shoes are slated to be phased out over the next three years.
Scott Brander of RR 6, Perth, a son, John Raymond. Gordon - On Nov. 16, 1985, to Barry and Tammy (nee Kidd) Gordon, a son, Matthew Robert. Lee - At Kingston General Hospital, on Nov. 20, 1985, to John and Erlene Lee, a son, Douglas John. McParland - On Nov. 16, 1985, to Richard and Dawn (nee Dulmage) McParland, a son, Dustin Richard Scott. Milotte - To Bob and Helen Milotte, a daughter, Ashley Elizabeth. Murphy - At Kingston General Hospital, on Nov. 27, 1985, to Tom and Karen Murphy, a daughter, Samantha Elizabeth. Sullivan - At the GWM Hospital, on Nov. 18, 1985, to Terry and Barb Sullivan of Perth, a daughter, Rianne Elizabeth. Winter - On Nov. 7, 1985, to Bob and Laurie Winter, a daughter, Chelsea Ray.
Boal - In hospital, Almonte, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1985, Clarence Boal of Cedar Hill, aged 72 years, loved husband of Marion Keays. Henrietta - In hospital, Toronto, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1985, Eleanor Henrietta, dear sister of Mrs. Cathryn Hart of Ottawa. McInnes - At Lanark Lodge, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1985, Margaret Ellen Horne, in her 91st year, wife of the late Robert McInnes. Silk - In Wiarton, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1985, Elsie May Frizzell, beloved wife of the late James Silk, Toronto. Smith - In hospital, Perth, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1985, Laura M. Mallette, in her 67th year, wife of the late Carson Smith.
Arnott - At Clyde Hall Nursing Home, Lanark, on Friday, Dec. 2, 1960, Isobella Jamieson, in her 86th year, beloved wife of the late Andrew Douglas Arnott. BORN Cooper - At the GWM Hospital, The preceding was excerpted Brander At the GWM Hospital, from the front page of the Dec. 4, on Friday, Nov. 25, 1960, James L. Cooper, in his 82nd year, beloved on Nov. 19, 1985, to Mr. and Mrs. 1985 issue of The Perth Courier. husband of Evelyn Cawley. Scott - At her residence, on Friday, Dec. 2, 1960, Margaret Pearl Horricks, in her 64th year, beloved wife of John Scott. Sloan - At Wiseman’s Private Hospital, Perth, on Monday, Nov. 28, 1960, Margaret Ann Sloan, in her 86th year, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sloan. Stanton - Haydon Stanton, C o n s e r v a t ive MP for Leeds since 1953, passed away at Kingston early Thursday morning. Thompson - In Lanark Township, on Monday, Nov. 28, 1960, Isobella Jane Stewart, in her 88th year, beloved wife of the late Alexander Thompson. The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Dec. 4, 1985 as the “25 years ago” news. 431908
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accoons, anteaters, bands, clowns and floats will be heralding the arrival of St. Nick in the Santa Claus parade on Saturday afternoon. The theme of this year’s parade is “A Night Before Christmas.” Spectators can catch a glimpse of the 23 floats and four bands in the parade by stationing themselves along Sunset Boulevard, Wilson and Foster streets, Gore Street and Halton Street as the parade winds through town, following the same route used in previous years. Parade viewers should find a spot on the street by 1:30 p.m. The parade begins half an hour early this year, and parade marshal Cheryl Moss will ensure that floats begin moving out of the Brown Shoe parking lot by 1:30 p.m. A special attraction in the parade is the appearance of two characters from The Raccoons
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