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IN BRIEF Donations stolen from Perth grocery store A container in the shape of a life-sized dog containing donations for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was stolen from Barnabe’s Independent Grocer in Perth just before Christmas, according to police. Police are seeking any information regarding the incident.

Glen Tay school uses technology to share book written by students BY KASSINA RYDER

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Yoga for men offered in Perth Yoga Basics for Men is now being offered at the Yoga Connection Studio. Ten-week sessions begin on Jan. 10 and Jan. 11. Anyone interested in the program should contact the studio at 613-267-7148 to register.

INSIDE A FROSTY DIP IN THE TAY RIVER Plungers braved freezing water on New Year’s Day during the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Perth. More than 100 people participated in the plunge, including nine-year-old Sarah Bell. All proceeds raised were donated to The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County. Ryan Holland photo

Perth Manor Boutique Hotel is sold The “Manor Boyz,” Michael Dwyer and David Marshall, will head west after selling the Perth Manor Boutique Hotel. 3

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hubcap rolling across the parking lot,” she said. Bowyer and the Johnsons approached the car to help, and spoke to the woman, who was still conscious. Her little white dog had been in the car with her, and she was very concerned about its safety, Bowyer said. Bowyer said she had seen the dog underneath the car, but it ran away as she approached. She then

called 911. Bowyer said it was lucky no one was in the parking lot at the time of the crash. If it had occurred just minutes before, the result could have been a lot worse. “Ten minutes before, we were full,” she said. “We had just emptied out.” The woman was in stable condition as of 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, according to the OPP.

A young woman was taken to the GWM site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital after her car crashed into the patio of the Fall River Pub and Grill in Maberly on Jan. 3. The woman was travelling east on Hwy 7 toward Perth when the accident occurred. She was trapped inside the vehicle until emergency crews arrived and used the Jaws of Life to free her. Ottawa residents Frank and Sharon Johnson were approaching the intersection on Lanark Cty. Road 36, also known as Bolingbroke Road, when they saw the woman’s car sliding upside down toward the restaurant. “It was already on its roof when it slid through the intersection,” Sharon said. “Thank God there was no one else on the road.” The Johnsons said the vehicle must have flipped again right before, or immediately after it hit the patio, as the car was facing west and was right side up when it finally stopped. Catherine Bowyer, co-owner of The Fall River Espresso, was working in the coffee shop next to the restaurant. She said she ran outside after she heard the A young woman was taken to hospital after her car crashed into the patio of the Fall River Pub and Grill crash. Kassina Ryder photo “I looked out and there was a in Maberly on Jan. 3.

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Some of Perth’s youngest authors got a chance to share their work from the comfort of their own classroom last month. The Grade 3 class from Glen Tay Public School authored their own book, complete with sound effects, and shared it with other schools using the class’ SMART Board videoconferencing tool, said teacher Heather Snider. “It was a lot of work,” she said. “But once students started adding those details (like sound effects), that’s when the interest climbed.” The students put their own twist on a book called Bertie Bear’s Christmas. Re-titled Bertie Bear Wakes Up, the students wrote their own ending to the story, and then added sound effects. The effects can be heard when students press buttons on the interactive SMART Board. The project is part of the Upper Canada District School Board’s SMART Inclusion program, which combines software for special-needs students with SMART Board technology. “It’s using technology to create an inclusive environment,” said principal Eric Hardie. Once the book was finished, students shared it with Oxford on Rideau School in Oxford Mills and R. Tait McKenzie Public School in Almonte via videoconference. Using a microphone, students read their story aloud to the other schools and pushed buttons on the screen to provide the sound effects, while the other schools were able to watch and listen in their own classrooms. “It’s kind of a re-interpretation of what the technology was originally intended for,” Hardie said. The students loved writing the story and recording their own sound effects, and every student was given a job to do, Snider said. Students who were better at doing audio recording became “sound experts,” while other students helped rewrite the story, she said. “It allowed each person to show their strengths,” said Snider. “They were thrilled.”

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Polar plungers raise funds for Alzheimer Society of Lanark county

Dave Lavery (right), founder of the Perth Polar Bear Plunge, had the first and last jumps of the day on January 1. Lavery took his first plunge 18 years ago, and the event has now grown to 101 plungers in 2011. Ryan Holland photo

Most participants came out of the water all shook up, like this Elvis impersonator. All proceeds raised were donated to The Alzheimer There may have been no snow or ice on the Tay on January 1, but the water temperatures were still frigid Society of Lanark County. Ryan Holland photo for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Ryan Holland photo

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Perth Manor Boutique Hotel changing hands BY KASSINA RYDER Selling the Perth Manor Boutique Hotel was a “bittersweet” moment for co-owners David Marshall and Michael Dwyer. “We’re going to miss it,” Marshall said. The hotel has been sold to Gordon and Linda Craig of Kingston. Known around town as the “Manor Boyz,” Marshall and Dwyer came from Toronto to Perth on April 1, 2002. The pair had stumbled across a real estate listing for the Perth Manor and decided to take a trip to Perth to see the property. That’s when the “wheels started turning,” Dwyer said. They saw the possibilities the property had to offer, so they put their house in Toronto up for sale. Though they didn’t expect the transition to happen so quickly,

their house sold in only five days. “It was meant to be,” Dwyer said. Focusing on the hotel’s strong reputation as a base, the two then began revamping its image to form a boutique hotel, appealing to both hotel and bedand-breakfast markets, Marshall said. Early renovations included installing a telephone in each room along with a main switchboard, and putting in private bathrooms. Despite some modern improvements, the house still maintains much of its original history. The tapestry covering walls in the dining room is almost 100 years old, and the garden was restored to its original state. “This house has stood the test of time,” Dwyer said. Music from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s is played in the lobby to evoke a vintage feel, and CD players in each room are equipped with CDs

with the same music. The house is still an important historic site for Perth, Marshall said. Originally known as “Thurreson Place,” it was the hotspot for the town’s social elite during the 19th century. “If you were invited to Thurreson Place, you had made it in Perth society,” Marshall said. The house will be handed over to the Craigs in April and training will take place until mid-May, Dwyer said. After that, the pair will travel across Canada to Vancouver to plan their next venture. “Our real passion is renovation and start-up,” Dwyer said. “It just feels like it’s time to start another project.” The pair said they are looking forward to the future, but they appreciate all the support they have received in Perth over the years. “So many people have watched us grow,” Dwyer said.

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Call for Nominations Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (Region 11) 2011- 2012 Board of Directors and Committees On behalf of the Ontario Highlands Transition Board, Lanark County Tourism is seeking experienced tourism leaders from Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Tay Valley and Smiths Falls as candidates for the organization’s inaugural Board of Directors, Product Development Committee and Marketing Committee. Applications are being accepted as of Friday, December 17, 2010 until noon on Friday, January 14, 2011. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the documents available for information at the following web link: Media_and_Communications/Regional_Tourism_Organization_11.html To apply: • Download and complete the Board and Committee Application Form • Submit completed form electronically (preferred) or by fax/mail/delivery to: / Fax: 613-267-2964 Lanark County Tourism Marie White 99 Christie Lake Road P.O. Box 37, Perth, ON, K7H 3E2

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Perth and area year in review January • People from Perth, Australia and Bolivia participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in 2010, which boasted 117 contestants. The event raised $25,000 for the Perth and District Food Bank. • Teegan Seward-Echlin was born on Jan 2, making her the area’s first baby of 2010. • After receiving an anonymous email highlighting the controversial dismissal of former Elliot Lake CAO Tom Derreck, the Lanark Highlands Township council issued a statement calling the email “a low and cowardly act intended to injure him (Derreck) and confound the affairs of our municipality.” At the time, none of the allegations had been proven in court. Derreck was hired as CAO of Lanark Highlands Township in 2008. • The Ministry of the Environment told Perth Mayor John Fenik that the decision about whether to keep parking on Wilson Street belonged to the town. Fenik had been requesting clarification from the ministry, which had ruled that the renovations to the street had to follow the guidelines of an environmental assessment. • Fifty-seven per cent of fulltime college faculty members in Ontario voted to give a strike mandate to the Ontario Public Service Union. Algonquin College students pushed for both sides to continue discussing other options.

February • Taxpayers in Perth received a 1.3 per cent drop at the counter after town council approved the budget. • A public meeting to discuss the water/sewer project in Lanark left some residents disappointed.

The project aimed to install a new water/sewer system in the village, which would solve contamination issues with the town’s water supply, Mayor Bob Fletcher said. Confrontation around the proposed project meant some residents felt they weren’t being given an opportunity to raise their concerns. • The Lanark Highlands Youth Centre received a $72,300 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The money was spent on salaries for the centre’s three employees, which allowed other funds to be used for programs, Steve McIntire, the centre’s executive director said. • An accounting error found that the township of Drummond/ North Elmsley owed the Town of Perth and Tay Valley Township $44,000 for underpaying the library for eight years. • Eleven-year-old Nicole Wren died during a school trip to Calabogie Peaks Resort. Wren was remembered as being a cheerful student at The Stewart School who was active in both the school and larger community. • Kimberly Hutt from Lanark Highlands and Barbara Quinn of Perth won $54,777 and $100,000 respectively in the Canadian Cancer Society Lottery.

March • Kindergarten students at schools in both the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board will have the option to stay at school all day thanks to funding from the two boards. • MPP Randy Hillier was given a notice of an intended lawsuit from Crown lawyers. The lawsuit stemmed from allegations that Hillier, another MPP and media outlets had been involved in

after a seven-week-old baby was rushed to the Great War Memorial site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. The baby was later transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, and police deemed the injuries suspicious. The father of the victim was arrested on May 22. • Perth’s Willy Nelson planned to bring his wax technology to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. A businessman named Kirk Bergeron from Louisiana offered to meet with Nelson after speaking with him and watching Youtube demonstrations of Nelson using wax to clean up oil.

June Kimberly Hutt from Lanark Highlands and Barbara Quinn of Perth won the Canadian Cancer Society Lottery in February. articles that suggested Gulick Forest Products Inc. had engaged in “criminal conduct and other serious wrongdoing.” • Two Perth men faced charges of assault, sexual assault, as well as charges of break and entering and forcible confinement stemming from incidents that took place in March.

from putting out small grass fires to assisting with a vehicle rollover in Rideau Ferry. The elderly woman in the accident had been brought to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. • Members of the Perth Rotary Club announced they would travel to Guatemala to help with the Guatemala Stove Project.



• April 12 was the scheduled date for the beginning of the Wilson Street renovations. The project resulted in new underground sewer and water service and new pavement and landscaping along the street. • John Fenik said he will seek a second term as mayor. Fenik had announced earlier in the year that he was also interested in running for provincial politics. • Firefighters responded to eight individual incidents in one weekend, including everything

• The Perth Downtown Pharmasave had to make cuts to its methadone service after the provincial government made cuts to the “professional allowance” payments, which allowed pharmacies to offer extra services such as methadone clinics. The pharmacy had to reduce its methadone service by one day a week and pharmacists feared the program would have to be scrapped altogether. • A 19-year-old Lanark County man was charged with assault

• The Canada Post office in the Perth Downtown Pharmasave was expected to be shut down after Canada Post required a “refit” that would have cost owners about $80,000, co-owner Pamela Newton said. • Perth police responded to a possible threat at PDCI on June 18, which turned out to be a rumour, according to Sgt. Richard Crowe. The Ottawa police had contacted Perth police after receiving an email about a Pertharea resident, which prompted an investigation. No lockdown took place and no students were sent home. • The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority announced the rivers and streams around Perth were lower than usual because of a lack of precipitation since January. The authority was monitoring water levels and was considering implementing level 1 of the Ontario Low Water Response Program, which would have resulted in voluntary water conservation. See ‘Perth and area’, Pg. 5

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nicipal election on Oct. 25. Longtime councillors Bill White and Eric Devlin lost their seats to newcomers Jim Boldt and Jim Graff. • Peter McLaren was voted in as the mayor of Lanark Highlands township in the municipal election on Oct. 25. McLaren beat former mayor Bob Fletcher. • Michael Dufays, an Ottawa actor who played the lead role in the Perth Classical Theatre Festival play The Voice of the Turtle, was nominated for best actor in the Capital Critics Circle. • The Perth and District Community Centre’s grand opening took place on Oct. 22. The 45year-old centre was opened after renovations were completed, and the ceremony featured a time capsule opening from 1965.

July • For only the second time in two decades, the annual Perth Fair parade was cancelled. The Perth and District Agricultural Society decided to scrap the parade because it would have caused traffic delays in addition to interruptions and detours already caused by the construction on Wilson Street. The parade had only been cancelled once before in the past 20 years, due to rain. A concert was held instead. • A head-on collision on Drummond Concession 1 left eight people injured. Two of the victims were airlifted to an Ottawa hospital. All of the victims were under 25 years of age. The road was closed for several hours. • A team of local delegates visited Perth, Scotland from June 28 to July 9. Mayor John Fenik along with five others visited the town in honour of its 800th anniversary. Fenik even spent time with Prince Charles’ brother, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, but Fenik said he was most impressed by the schools and the bonds he formed with the other mayors during his journey. • The town mourned the loss of Tom Kent, former chief administrative officer for the town of Perth. Kent died of cancer on July 10. He was remembered for helping to beautify the town and for mentoring many of Perth’s future leaders, including former mayor Lana March. • Twenty-six-year-old Michel Daoust died after jumping off a cliff at Otty Lake on July 10. Known to friends as “Mick” or “Mickey Crash,” the young man was known for being a thrillseeker and a free spirit. He had jumped from a five-metre tall rock on a boat-access area on the lake, but did not come back up for air, police said. • Employees of Lanark Highlands Township voted to unionize on July 7. The union is a branch of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and is made up of 22 employees, not including the chief administrative officer, the clerk, the public works superintendent or the chief building official, as they are considered managers.

The $9.1 million construction on Wilson Street wrapped up with a grand re-opening on Nov. 28.


company that owns the Perth Mews Mall, town councillors unanimously passed a zoning bylaw for a Loblaws store on Sept. 21. • A former Perth doctor, who was found guilty of sexual assault, was denied his request to have his medical license reinstated. Dr. Martin Gillen’s certificate of registration was revoked by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario after he was found guilty of professional misconduct in 2003 in relation to an incident in an Ottawa hospital. • A microburst on Sept. 3 damaged Bill Kelford’s residence on Cty. Rd. 43. Nine poplar trees on the property were pulled out by their roots by the force of the winds and a sheet of steel from a neighbour’s barn 30 metres away landed in his front yard. • A groundbreaking ceremony in honour of the Perth campus of Algonquin College’s new Heritage Institute building was held in September. The $10million project aims to be the “greenest” building in Perth September and will accommodate 40 per • Richard Kidd, reeve for cent more students than the old Beckwith Township, was taken building. to the Perth hospital after being involved in a two-car collision October on Tennyson Road and Code • John Fenik stayed on as mayRoad. He suffered cracked ribs, a concussion and a torn spleen. It or and John was estimated it would take Kidd Gemmell was acclaimed as three months to fully recover. August • Despite a request to delay deputy mayor • The Canada Post Outlet lo- from lawyers representing the during the mucated in the Perth Downtown Pharmasave will re-open. Owners of the pharmacy had previously announced they had to close the post office due to the high cost of renovations ordered by Canada Post. After negotiating, Canada Post offered the pharmacy an alternative renovation design, which would cost much less than the $80,000 upgrades originally ordered. • The town of Perth was required to pay $65,779 to female police officers with the Perth Police force, who had been underpaid since 1990. A report stated that town staff had believed the bargaining and arbitration process through the police services board resulted in equal pay for officers. • Vehicles found idling in driveways, parking lots or parking spaces could face an $8 fine beginning in the summer of 2011. The bylaw will not apply to vehicles stopped at traffic lights or railway crossings.

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• A Lanark County woman was charged with the murder of her common-law spouse on Nov. 15. Lucie Paquette, 47, was charged with the murder of Gerald Madaire. The couple had lived together near Lanark. • The grand re-opening of Wilson Street took place on Nov. 28. The $9.1-million project resulted in new above and below ground infrastructure along the street, as well as wider sidewalks, new benches and new signage.

• The federal government decided not to purchase the Ottawa Valley Railway line as of Nov. 5. Mississippi Mills mayor Al Lunney said the line, which runs from Sudbury to Smiths Falls, is important for future economic development in the area and should not be shut down. • Nic Maennling won the international Thomas A. Edison Award for his work in helping to prevent electrical fires. Maennling, a Lanark resident, was presented with the medal during a meeting in Seattle, Wash.

December • The family of the late Ken Gray donated $250,000 to the Perth and District Community Foundation. The money was slated to be used for health and educational projects in the area. • Beckwith Deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau replaced Perth Mayor John Fenik as warden for Lanark County. • Former Lanark County warden and Carleton Place mayor Brian Costello died of cancer on Dec. 15. Costello was also a historian and storyteller. He was the mayor of Carleton Place for three terms. • Council members agreed unanimously to cut their salaries by 10 per cent, taking effect on Jan. 1, 2011. Lanark Highlands Mayor Peter McLaren cut his own salary by more than 20 per cent.

Former Lanark County warden and Carleton Place mayor Brian Costello died of cancer on Dec. 15.

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Municipal Connection REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Christmas Tree Curbside Pick-up The Environmental Services Department will pick-up Christmas trees the week of January 10th to 14th. Please ensure that trees are stripped of all decorations and left at the curb as early in the week as possible. Last day for pickup is January 14th. Bags and/or tags are not required.

FOR ANIMAL POUND SERVICES AND FACILITY TO SERVE NUMEROUS LANARK COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES Requests for Proposals are being sought to provide animal pound services and a pound facility to numerous Lanark County Municipalities outlined in the RFP document. Submissions in response to this RFP are to be received in an envelope clearly marked “Pound Services” by Diane Smithson, CAO at the: Town of Mississippi Mills Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road P.O. Box 400, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 until 12:00 noon local time, Wednesday, January 19, 2011. RFP documents may be obtained from the Town of Perth website at An information meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:00am at the Mississippi Mills

Municipal Offices located at the above address to learn more about this opportunity. For further information please contact Diane Smithson, Mississippi Mills CAO, at 613-256-2064 Ext. 225.

BUSINESS RECOGNITION: Do you know of a business or businessperson who has gone above and beyond? Perth Town Council would like to recognize these outstanding businesses and individuals in this section of The Perth Courier. Examples might include people and/or companies that have demonstrated outstanding customer service; innovative or eco-friendly business practices; community champions or those who have gone to great lengths to promote the Town of Perth. Your email submission will be accepted at (in the subject line please indicate Business Recogntion). Please ensure that your submission does not exceed 100 words in length and includes all the pertinent contact information about the nominee and the


nominator, including full name and business name, municipal address, email and phone number. Please note that only businesses within Perth town limits will be selected for recognition.

TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL DOG LICENCE A dog tag (licence) is required annually for all dogs residing within the Town of Perth. Between January 1st and March 31st, cost for the annual licence is $15.00, and it can be purchased at the Town Hall. After March 31st, the cost is $30.00. All cats are required to be registered (by tag) in the Town of Perth. This is a one-time licence that can be purchased at Town Hall at any time, and the cost is $15.00. For more information on dog and cat tags, please call 613-267-3311 Ext. 2222.

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Drowning dangers T

he death of nine-year-old Olisadike “Oli” Joseph in Ottawa on Dec. 23 was another stark reminder that the beautiful shores we enjoy in our area can quickly turn deadly. More recently, the body of an Ottawa man who was reported missing was pulled from Charlottetown Harbour in Prince Edward Island. The cause of his death? Drowning. In 2006, the most recent year that statistics are available, 508 Canadians died in water-related incidents. Most of those deaths happened in Ontario. Thirty-six per cent of water-related fatalities happened in this province – more than twice the amount of the province with the next-highest percentage of drowning deaths, British Columbia. According to the Lifesaving Society, a national educational non-profit organization, drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under 10 years of age. The people most at risk of drowning are toddlers between age one and four and males from age 15 to 75, according to the Canadian Red Cross. With recent warmer temperatures, ice is sure to be thinner and the danger even greater. Of course, the best way to avoid water danger is to steer clear of water in the winter. Parents and caretakers should stay within arms’ reach of young children any time they are near water. In winter, clear, hard new ice is likely to be safer, according to the Lifesaving Society. Avoid slushy or moving ice and ice that has thawed and refrozen. According to the OPP, death from sudden immersion into cold water happens very quickly. The icy shock causes a “gasp reflex” that leads to between one and three minutes of hyperventilation. Severe hypothermia will set in soon after. If you do fall through the ice, don’t panic. AdventureSmart, an education program run by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat, advises to use your feet to kick and push yourself back onto the ice and remain flat – don’t stand up. Roll away from the break in the ice. If you see someone fall through ice, don’t run to the edge of the hole. Instead, find a long object such as a rope, stick, jumper cable or ski and reach to the person in the water. And of course, call 911 to get help.

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! Tanya Donaldson correctly identified last week’s landmark as the garden beside Matheson House on Gore Street. This week’s local landmark is just a stone’s throw away from Stewart Park.

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Saying goodbye has never been so painful


his is the most difficult column I’ve ever had to write. In fact, as I peck away at the keys, I have tears welling in my eyes. It’s always painful to say goodbye, but after a weekend spent in deep thought, I have made up my mind. It’s time to bid adieu. It wasn’t an easy decision to make – but I took a tip from every chick flick shown on the big screen. I sat on the couch with a tub of chocolate ice cream cradled in my arms and did some soul searching. A squirt of butterscotch sauce. A little more soul searching. Grab the Chinese food menu and make a phone call. Continue searching the soul. Soul not completely explored. May as well grab a pizza while I’m off the couch. After stuffing myself like a Christmas turkey, I finally came to the conclusion that it was time for a huge change in my life. I wanted to be able to bend over and tie my shoes without sounding like Chewbacca. I’m tired of jogging up the stairs and wheezing like a bagpipe. Have you ever put on a shirt and tie and it’s so tight around your neck that you assume you slid your head through one of the button holes by mistake? It is definitely time for change. When you realize that your next belt may be longer than your garden hose, you have to waddle back a few steps and look at the big picture – it’s time to shed a few pounds. Granted, I have more eyes

Jason MARSHALL The Way It Is than I do chins, but still, there comes a time where you are uncomfortable with how you look and feel. In my case, I refuse to go up another waist size in my pants. And I don’t have much wiggle room. Literally. The button on my pants could be registered as a lethal weapon. Thread and denim are the only things standing between me and a possible manslaughter charge. When I sit down to dinner, I fear for the life of the person sitting across from me. My death, however, is sure to come at the gym. Looking back, I guess bench pressing uses a totally different family of muscles from my regular workout of reaching from the couch to the coffee table for the bowl of chips. In fact, benching, squatting, lifting, crunching, pedaling, lunging and twisting can provide quite a workout. And those

are just the moves I made when my girlfriend tried to force me into the car and drive me to the gym for my second day of working out. But there is no feeling in this world like a good hour at the gym. Sure, the searing pain of dormant muscles being resurrected gives you quite a high. And the fear that you’ll need the 87-year-old woman on the treadmill wearing the pink track suit to help remove the bench press bar from your chest can provide quite an adrenaline rush. You leave the gym feeling weak-kneed and shaky, but you know it’s all in the name of becoming a chiseled babe magnet. And they say, “no pain, no gain.” Well, I’m here to tell you, I must be in for a steady shower of gain. ‘Cause there’s pain. Plenty of it. Even my eyelashes are aching. If I manage to make it through the night without one of my calves knotting up, I consider it a personal victory. Even rolling out of bed has become a workout. My arms are so heavy that I struggle to hold the toothbrush in the air while I move my head back and forth, up and down. I’ll spare you the details of the 20-minute workout that is the walk down the three steps in front of my house. But it’s getting better. At least now I can type. Sure, with only one finger, but I’m making progress. As I mentioned off the top, this is the most difficult column I’ve ever had to write.

Defining funny television


pparently I’m no fun – at least when it comes to watching TV. This disturbing truth was revealed while a friend of ours spent the weekend. He and Groom-boy took great delight in watching the Family Guy marathon – episode after episode – while I tried hard not to run screaming from the room. This was interspersed with sitcom reruns from the 1970s and ’80s, such as Three’s Company. Adult cartoons and reruns from my childhood just don’t do it for me. While the two of them sat there guffawing and chortling, I thought I’d have more fun shoving bamboo under my fingernails and then poking myself in the eye repeatedly. (I’m sincerely hoping here that there are some readers out there who agree these shows are not high up on the humour meter – or am I truly no fun?) “Well what TV shows do you think are funny? What do you watch for entertainment?” our friend asked. The first thing that came to mind was the news. I take great delight in watching the news, especially at 11 p.m., because I enjoy mocking the anchors. Somehow, though, that didn’t seem like a good answer. The next thing I thought of was the various dramas that run during the 10 to 11 p.m. spot, which is around the time I finally get a chance to plunk down in a chair and watch TV if I so choose. But crime dramas (because, really, that’s mostly all that’s on during that time if you’re looking for a non-reality serial to watch), didn’t seem like the right answer, either. They’re not exactly “funny.”


GRAY Past Deadline When the kids are home, the TV is on a lot. That doesn’t necessarily mean anyone is watching it, but there are a couple of shows they have found that are pretty cute. One is a Disney show called I’m in the Band and another is a Canadian one called That’s So Weird. They both contain some amusing humour for grown-ups, kind of like how Bugs Bunny had a few nuggets for Moms and Dads back when I was watching it as a kid. Somehow, though, citing kids’ shows didn’t seem like a good answer either. At one point my friend was flipping through the channels and started singing, “Fiftyseven channels and nothing on.” (Remember that Bruce Springsteen song from 1992?) “Only now it’s more like ‘Seven hundred channels and nothing on,’” he quipped as we skipped over a kazillion reality shows and other junk. And that reminded me. There was a time, way before kids and

a bit before marriage, when I believed I would have been pretty content to go without television entirely. Some days I still feel that way. This weekend was one of those times – especially during the Family Guy marathon. At one point I did actually laugh and then I got heckled. “THAT is the one thing you find funny?” I tell you, I can’t win. Or perhaps I need new friends. I’m willing to bet that if I had more time (or interest) to sit around and explore current sitcoms I would find something appealing. I mean, it’s not as if I only want watch Dramas (with a capital D) or shows about eyeball surgery. Humorous entertainment is quite a lovely thing. I think, really, the problem is that I have become quite “anti din.” This is especially acute when the kids are home and super keyed up, as they have been over the Christmas break. The associated excitement has vastly increased the decibel level in the house. Combine holidays with the fact we have NO snow (yes, I want some snow), which means they don’t really want to play outside in the cold, wet drab, and you get a lot of people rambling loudly around the house. Of course, I also get heckled because, if given a choice between listening to CBC Radio 2 (the music) or Radio 1 (the chatter) while I’m working, I would choose the music. While the chatter is reasonably intelligent, it’s still talk talk talk (din). Okay. End of rant. If you need me I will (hopefully) be sitting in a quiet (possibly rubber) room somewhere reading a book.

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Annual Christmas Bird Count is a birdwatcher’s highlight


he highlight of the year as far as birdwatchers are concerned is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Conducted annually as the name suggests during the Christmas season, it involves upwards of 60,000 participants in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the islands of the Pacific. Last year’s count tallied about 56 million individual birds. By comparing the data submitted each year at a time when there is very little crosscountry bird movement, the status of each bird species can be monitored. While each year may differ from the other in terms of weather conditions, by keeping long-range records, a true average picture emerges. Population densities, changes in habitat or range, and seasonal eruptions of northern species can be checked against natural seed and berry crops. Records from these Audubon counts vividly depict the spread of the two introduced species, the house sparrow and the starling, and the increase of the western house finch first released in the east in the 1940s. The count itself had its beginnings around New York City in 1900 to offset the traditional and senseless shooting of anything with feathers that was seen on that day. No longer held exclusively on Christmas Day, the time


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors frame is three weeks starting on Dec. 14 and ending on Jan. 5. Each count area consists of a 15-mile diameter circle, centred on some well defined landmark. Last year, there were 2,160 count areas of which 382 were in Canada. The Westport count, for example, has as its centrepoint Rideau Vista School, while the Rideau Ferry count which takes in the towns of Perth and Smiths Falls has the centre intersection of the Rideau Canal and Leeds County Road 1 as its hub. From dawn to dusk (and occasionally pre-dawn for owl sightings), spotters tour the back roads, woods, and fields of their prescribed areas, tabulating all the individual

birds sighted. Homes with visible bird feeders are given special attention, as are places with open water. At the end of the day, the weather conditions, wind velocity, viewing hours and miles covered by those involved are recorded, along with the numbers of birds seen. This year, the Westport count took place on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Rideau Ferry count was held on Thursday, Dec. 30 and is hosted by the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists. Guess what the most common bird sighted usually is? Starlings. Next is the common pigeon, and then the cheerful chickadee. Best birds for this year’s Westport count were all hawks: a goshawk, a Cooper’s hawk, and a sharp-shinned hawk. The bird with the highest number of sightings was the blackcapped chickadee at 382. Other interesting numbers were 19 trumpeter swans, 240 wild turkeys, and two barred owls. A total of 37 different species were seen made up of 1,918 individual birds. The weather plays a major role in how successful this annual count is. We hope for good driving conditions, no snow or freezing rain falling, and a temperature that is not uncomfortably cold. At the end of most counts all around the country, a get-together is held to add up the totals for all species seen and to chat about past counts.

Advice on when to visit your emergency department To go to the emergency department or not is often a question we have when we’re feeling unwell at home. Our hospital emergency departments are extremely busy and there may be a wait of several hours for patients who do not have a life-threatening condition. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether your problem is serious or not. Here are some examples of when you should go to the emergency department or call 911. • When you are experiencing chest pains or tightness in the chest. • When you have severe pain. • When you have sudden, worsening or unexplained shortness of breath. • When a person is choking or having difficulty breathing. • When you think you may have fractured or broken a bone or have a wound that may need stitches. • When you have sudden, severe headaches, vision problems, sudden weakness, trouble speaking, dizziness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg. • If your child has diarrhea and vomiting and will not eat or drink. • When a baby under six months has a fever over 38.5 C or 101 F. If you are still unsure as to whether to go to an emergency department, call Telehealth Ontario, at 1-866-797-0000, a toll-free telephone health advice line. Registered nurses are there 24 hours a day to offer advice, after asking a battery of questions on your current health status. They will suggest you may be able to self-heal, can wait to make a doctor’s appointment, or advise going to an emergency department immediately. As well, many physicians’ offices prefer their patients to contact them before going to an emergency department or walk-in clinic for after-hours care. Check with your physician to find out what after-hour services they can provide. Unlike other services, when you arrive at the emergency department, you will not be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. A triage nurse

will see you first to determine the acuity or seriousness of your illness. Triage is a method used by both nurses and ambulance paramedics to determine how life-threatening a patient’s condition is. How soon you are seen by a doctor will depend on how sick or how badly injured you are, not by time of arrival. The sickest patients are seen first. If your condition worsens while you are waiting, it’s important to let the triage nurse know. Patients with non-urgent conditions should be prepared to wait. “People often feel frustrated when they come to the emergency department because they aren’t aware that the most critical or seriously injured people must be treated first,” said Dr. Alan Drummond, ER department co-director. “In our busy department, this can result in some people with minor conditions having to wait several hours to see a physician.” HOW YOU CAN HELP! • You must bring your Ontario Health Card with you when you come to the emergency department. • Bring a list of all the medications that you take on a regular basis, along with any other important information like allergies. • If you decide to leave before being seen by a doctor, please talk with a nurse. • To help reduce waiting room crowding, don’t bring along anyone who isn’t necessary. One family member or support person is preferred. • Be mindful that there is no obligation on the physician who works in the ED to renew any prescription, and therefore there is no guarantee that prescriptions will be renewed. • Remember that emergency doctors and staff are often supporting critically-ill or injured patients, including cardiac arrests, hospital inpatients and accident victims. You will be seen as soon as possible based on the severity of your condition, not the time you arrive. The above article was submitted by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

He shoots, he takes a picture! S

ay you were a hockey player and played for the Ottawa Senators. But you never bothered with the practices and only showed up for the games. How good would you be and would you get any better? Not likely. It’s not a whole lot different being a photographer, and here I’m not talking about Camera the pros – just ordinary, everyday snapshooters. Obviously, the pros are out shooting almost daily, so they get lots of practice and the good ones get better and better all the time. For the rest of us, though, we are not going to improve our photo skills if the camera is tucked away in a drawer most of the time. Those who are into fitness attend a gym or health club, walk, jog, ski, play hockey and generally do active stuff several times a week. So, why not for photographers? Wouldn’t it make sense to practise the art of photography by getting the camera out and shooting on a regular basis? Canadian pro photog Darwin Wiggett found he was spending so much time on the business part of his profession that he wasn’t getting out to just shoot for pleasure in between assignments, so, as a result, his work quality was suffering. There’s a lot to be said for carrying a camera with you regularly, or even all the time. This is where the pocketable point-and-shoot comes in. It’s not always convenient or practical to lug around a big DSLR and a bunch of lenses, whereas having a little camera in your shirt pocket or purse is really no bother. And, it’s there to grab and snap a few pics each day. Next time, I’ll describe one

of these little cameras that is so good, many pros carry them in their pockets. So, what does one take pictures of on this almost daily basis? The answer – anything! It really doesn’t matter, as long as you are using your camera and therefore improving your photographic skills. You could Corner be out walking the dog, shopping, at a party with friends, shovelling the driveway or just wandering aimlessly around your house – it doesn’t matter, as long as you try a few shots along the way. You are not trying to get a “wow” photo suitable for Canadian Geographic, but rather just practising in general. Most of your shots are likely to end up deleted at the close of the day, but who cares? This is between you and yourself, so there is no such thing as a stupid shot. Tilt the camera in weird angles, zoom in, zoom out, point up, point down, shoot fire hydrants, strangers, eggs frying, snow drifts and doggy doo. What you shoot doesn’t have to be beautiful – you’re just using your camera, and becoming a better photographer by doing so. Winter is too often the time we leave our cameras alone with their sad little batteries slowly discharging, poor things. Why not give this idea a try and see what you think? You’ll be surprised at how many of those odd-ball shots turn out to be quite interesting – at least to you. You don’t have to show them to anyone, unless you enjoy hearing “What did you take that for?” Oh yes, and, if you’re playing for the Senators, better show up at those practices. Click!




A priceless Christmas present Dear Editor, The night before Christmas, my fiancée, Brent, my son, Jaydon, and I needed to get some fresh air. So out we went with Jaydon on his sleigh. Heading down Harvey nearing Gore, we could hear Christmas carols and then we saw a beautiful glow. Jaydon’s eyes lit up, and with a “wow!” he hopped out of his sleigh. He and Brent walked hand in hand toward your display. I waited on the sidewalk with our dog as they stopped at your porch. What a sight. I never thought anything could touch my heart that way, so soon. You see, we had just lost our eight-day-old son a few days prior. Sometimes I wondered if I would ever smile again. That moment, looking at their silhouettes, I felt a warmth in my heart and I smiled. That smile made me realize not just what I had lost, but what I still have. Walking away, Brent wiped tears from his eyes and said, “I want to knock on the door and say thank you.” So thank you 31 Harvey St. We had a Merry Christmas after all! Happy New Year. Lisa, Brent and Jaydon

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Jean Thompson

Peacefully, at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the age of 86, previously of Perth. Predeceased by her husband Des Brooks. Dear mother of Ronald of Atlanta, Ga., Wendy Cardona (John) and grandmother of Catherine and Jean Cardona all of Pembroke. Dear sister of George Roberts (Carole) of Perth. She will be remembered by nephew Bill (Sharon) Roberts of Perth. The arrangements are private for the family. Inurnment of cremated remains will be held in Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, In remembrance, contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth.


Passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 26, 2010, at the Coleman Care Centre in Barrie at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Frank Thompson of Perth, Ont. Survived by her son Paul Thompson (Judy) of Barrie, Ont. Will be missed by her grandchildren Cheryl Walters (David) and Greg Thompson (Sarah). Missed by her great-grandchildren Christopher, Jenna Walters, Sydney and Reagen. Spring interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery in Perth, Ont. Family and friends were received at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 30 Worsley St., Barrie, Ont. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

Peacefully, at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Beloved wife of the late L. Stanley Kilfoyle. She leaves to grieve her son Wayne Kilfoyle (Lib Gibson), her daughter Brenda Carruthers, and her brother-in-law Wallace Kilfoyle (Alice). She will be remembered fondly by her grandchildren Sharon Carruthers Joseph (David), Kerry Carruthers (Alan Monfette), Daryn Kilfoyle (April), Megan Kilfoyle McNally (Mark), and step-grandchildren Leigh Gibson (Ben) and Kerry Gibson. Predeceased by her granddaughter Kim Carruthers. Greatgrandmother to Liam Joseph, Emma and A.J. Monfette, Jackson and Abbey Kilfoyle, Jessica and Isabel McNally and Jamie Gibson. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 2 p.m.

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Sharon was the first of five daughters born to Bishop Patrick and Mary Lee in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sharon was predeceased by her father Patrick on Sept. 26, 2010 and by her sister Barbara in 1969. She will be sadly missed and ever remembered by her loving husband Rama Mkakatu, their son Baraka Mkakatu, her mother Mary Lee of Perth, Ont., and her sisters, Sandra Lee of Pickle Lake, Ont., Laura Anne Fink (Chris Fink) of Calgary, Alta., and Suzanne Wray (Jeff Wray) of Winnipeg, Man., as well as by nephews and nieces, Daniel and Andrew Fink and Amanda, Katie and Bryan Wray. Melanoma may have taken away Sharon’s life, but it never took away her spirit or her love for life. Sharon lived a full and adventurous life always striving to make the world she lived in just a little bit better. Her work as a poverty law lawyer took her from the Ontario Legal Clinic System to South Africa, where she served as a peace monitor and then as an election monitor, and to Tanzania with CUSO where she met the love of her life, Rama. She returned to Ontario with Rama where they made their home and welcomed the birth of their son Baraka. She loved her work in the legal clinics and especially the companionship of her colleagues at the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic and the work she was able to do with her clients. She worked hard to bring a sense of social justice to the world through her work and the positions she held on many boards of directors including AVOCA Interval House, Kingston Aids Project, Project Ploughshares, and Children’s Resource on Wheels. Sharon’s death cannot take away the joy she had in serving others or the profound effect she had on the many people around the world she called friends, colleagues and family. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home,Perth. The service in celebration of Sharon’s life was held in St. James Anglican Church, corner of Drummond and Harvey St., Perth, on Friday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. The interment was held at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, followed by a reception in St. James Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, non-deductible donations may be made to a trust fund for a memorial community development project in Sharon’s name in Tanzania – cheques made payable to Sharon Lee Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Blair & Son Funeral Directors, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, K7H 2L7, 613-267-3765, or a charity of your choice. CL22723


Having decided it was his time, Stewart passed away on Dec. 30, 2010, at The Hospice at May Court in Ottawa, in his 94th year. Born in Kingston on Dec. 4, 1917, to parents C. Stewart Parsons, O.B.E., and Amelia H. Henderson; brother to Jesse, now deceased; beloved and devoted husband of Patricia (nee Garrity) who survives him; father of Carol (Lorch), James and Rick (Debbie Montgomery); and grandfather of Jonathan, Christopher, Gregory (Jaime Kalesnikoff), David and Ashley Paige. Raised in Ottawa where he made the lifelong friends that included the members of the “Gale Street Gang”, the Brook Lake hunting club, Granite Club, Lions Club and Rideau Lake cottagers, Stewart left home at a young age to find his fortune in the mining camps of northern Ontario. In Kirkland Lake he fell in love with the beautiful young Patricia with whom he eloped, and they were married in Toronto on Sept. 23, 1940. In 1942 he joined the Canadian Navy and sailed until the War’s end as Chief Petty Officer in charge of the engine room on several Corvettes engaged in escorting allied convoys across the North Atlantic between St. John’s, Newfoundland and Londonderry, Ireland. Shortly after the War he joined the Glidden Paint Company and in 1948 he was transferred to Ottawa where he managed the company’s sales and marketing activities in the Ottawa Valley until he retired in 1977. Stewart enjoyed many “golden years” with Patricia, during which they initially divided their time between their condo in Florida and cottage on the Rideau Lake, and later resided full time in nearby Perth. Always active and independent of mind and spirit, Stewart loved life and prided himself on staying in good shape. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Carolina Court Retirement Home in Perth and the Nephrology and Cancer Divisions at the Ottawa Hospital. These dedicated people deserve our deepest gratitude for their help and support of Stewart in his determination to care for Patricia as long as he could. Also our thanks and appreciation are extended to the Hospice at May Court and its staff and volunteers. All family friends are welcome to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 2 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. with reception to follow. Those who wish to do so are also invited to honour Stewart’s memory with a donation to their choice of the Ottawa Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation or the Hospice at May Court, which the family would sincerely appreciate. CL22730


Alice C. McGlade

Suddenly at her home in Perth on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, Alice Cecilia (Cawley) McGlade at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Clifford Joseph McGlade in 1986, her parents Mark and Maude (McCaffrey) Cawley, her eight brothers and sisters. Dearly loved mother of Helen (Graham) O’Neil, Teresa (Carl) Shannon, Nancy (Bob) Kearney, Joan (late Gordon) Hodges, Judy (Bill) Kelford, Stephen (Cathy) McGlade and the late Irene Kearney and Ann McMunn. Cherished grandmother to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her sonsin-law Cecil Kearney, Blair McMunn, her nieces, nephews and all her family. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Bridget’s Church, Stanleyville, on Monday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. Interment, St. Bridget’s Cemetery. A reception followed at the Perth Restaurant. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Bridget’s Church would be appreciated.

Kathleen M. Majore Suddenly, in hospital, in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at the age of 99 years. Kathleen was predeceased by parents John and Esther (MacFarlane) Manion and her husband Harry J. Majore. She will be sadly missed by her children Beverly Shadis, Eldon Majore, Elaine Garrison, Norman, Danny (Leola), Darcy and Doug Majore, Betty Murray and Myles Majore, sisters Viola (Bob) Leeco, Rita Ferguson and Marlene Greenwood, 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and all her family. Friends paid their respect at the Young Funeral Home, Lanark. Funeral Mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Lanark, on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. Interment, St. Declan’s Cemetery, The French Line. In remembrance, contributions to St. Declan’s Church or Cemetery Fund would be appreciated.

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Ireton Cameron Ireton With immense sorrow and heavy hearts, the family of Thomas John Cameron Ireton announce his passing on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the age of 86 years at his home in Perth, surrounded by his family. He was the loving and loved husband of Olive (Burke) for nearly 61 years; loved father of Helene Ireton, Evelyn Ireton and Susan (Timothy) Sibbald. Cherished grandfather of Brendan (Sandy), Lila (Twain) Greg, Mark (Martha), Alyecia, Celia (Kent), Katie (Bruce), Maxwell, Isobel and great grandfather of Coral. Cameron was predeceased by his parents Thomas William (Bill) and Margaret (Cameron) Ireton in 1963 and his only sister Wilhelmina Matheson (Marshall) in 1966. Cameron will be missed by the Burke family and by many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in St. James Anglican Church, Perth, on Saturday, Jan. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to St. James Anglican Church or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. CL22726

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Peacefully in hospital in his onehundreth year. Hank was born near Sussex, NB, the first of five children of Warren and Edna Colpis. He earned a BScEE from the University of New Brunswick in 1934, and shortly aer joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1939 he married Frances Palmer who cheerfully adapted to their many moves, including postings to Germany and many parts of Canada. Hank retired at the rank of Group Captain in 1962. In 1971 Hank and Frankie moved to a log house on three hundred acres of property near McDonald’s Corners. They delighted in restoring and modernizing the house, and in the quiet and beauty of country living. Hank tackled a new springtime hobby of making maple syrup, for which he eventually won a prize at the McDonald’s Corners Fair. A few months aer Frankie’s death in 1983, Hank lost his eyesight but continued to live independently on “the farm” for more than twenty years, a shining example of optimism and adaptability. Hank also became a frequent traveller, particularly enjoying cruises and Elder Hostel activities. In 2005, Hank made the decision to move to Carolina Retirement Suites in Perth. There he lived happily amidst old and new friends until just weeks before his death. Hank was the beloved father of Charles (Beverley) and David (Wendy), and cherished grandfather of Jeff Colpis, Laura (Craig) Burns, Valerie (Dennis) Venema, and Dennis (Allison) Colpis. He was great-grandfather of Elijah and Davin Venema, and Leyton and Holden Colpis. He is survived by his sister Annabelle Thomas and brother Warren Colpis, and was predeceased by his siblings Jean Myers and Horace Colpis. He will be greatly missed by his special friend Florence McParland. In memory of Hank, the family welcomes contributions to the CNIB or a charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of Hank’s life on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, from 2 to 4 at Carolina Retirement Suites, 105 North Street, Perth. Parking is available on nearby streets. CL22724

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No, no, it’s not this es, in our town and county, right across our land. I writer promising to want to not only witness it, but also to participate do something new: it’s in it. How about you? God Almighty who says, “I am doing a new thing!” Quite an appropriate meditation for the beginning of a new year, don’t you think? In the prophecy of Isaiah in the Bible, chapter 43, verses 18 and 19, we read this All Major Drug Plans Accepted statement from the Prescription Services Lord God, “Forget the former things; do not 20% Seniors’ Discount last Tuesday dwell on the past. See of the Month I am doing a new thing! Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Now it springs up; do Asbury Free Methodist Located beside the GWM Hospital you not perceive it?” 39 Drummond Street West, PERTH Religion Today Imagine that! The 613-267-2110 Creator of the universe, the one and only Deity, the God of the eternal ages, announces, “I am doing a new thing!” You would naturally assume that if he is who he claims to be, he would have done it all by now and there would be nothing left to accomplish. That, of course, would also assume some measure of finiteness, some limitations, some shortsightedness and lack of resources on the part of the Lord God. However, on the contrary, the one true God is infinite, unlimited, full of grand and glorious plans, with all the boundless resources to accomplish them. Can you see why I - a finite, failing, potentially bored human being – can get excited about the divine declaration: “I am doing a new thing”? There is an historic bend in religious circles to settle into ruts of tradition. We wear each other out in the monotony of repeated rituals. While God is doing “a new thing” we are so caught up in preservEaton, Canadian Operations, Perth announces ing some measure of our past grandeur, we comthat Ruth Wark is retiring December 31, 2010, pletely miss the divine encounter. following 30 years of loyal company service. Do you remember the Christmas story of the Everyone at Eaton would like to thank Ruth Magi (the Three Wise Men), usually celebrated on for her dedication leadership, and friendship. Jan. 6? These foreign astrologers observed MessiWe would also like to wish Ruth all the best ah’s star in the East, followed it and were privilegfor a happy and healthy retirement. ed to meet and visit with the Baby Jesus and his Congratulations Ruth! mother in Bethlehem. Yet the religious intellects, who supposedly knew where the Christ was to be born, were so befogged by their traditions and political correctness, they missed the divine “new thing.” I confess I am excited about what new thing God may be up to during 2011 in my life, in our church-

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Core site plan bylaw approved by 8-1 vote


bylaw to authorize the execution of a site plan agreement with National Grocers for Perth’s downtown-core property has passed by a vote of eight to one. The vote came on the heels of a lengthy and emotional public meeting on the core plan that attracted about 250 people to the Legion Hall. The bylaw passed with an amendment introduced by Coun. Richard Schooley that access to the site from Drummond Street be limited to one way. “It’s incumbent on this council to maintain Drummond Street as a residential street,” said Schooley. The council meeting started with a few verbal swipes by Reeve Frank Mahon and Coun. Bill White directed at Coun. Jim Walsh, who was the only member of council to oppose the bylaw. Walsh said part of his election platform was to take a second look at the core proposal and said there hadn’t been enough time allotted for adequate consideration of the core proposal. “I think time will vindicate me,” stated Walsh. “Time is going to prove me right ... I honestly think, given time, there are better proposals (for the core).” Coun. Phil Aston, commenting on the lease with National Grocers, said considering the relatively small market area in the Perth region, “It’s not a great deal, but it’s a good deal ... I think this is a good project and good for the Town of Perth.” Coun. Lana March said she had concerns about the design of the building and is anxious to see a final design. There are some concerns that amending the bylaw to provide for one-way traffic on Drummond Street might jeopardize the deal with National Grocers. “They’ve played hardball with us,” commented Coun. Wayne James, “we should play hardball

with them.” Schooley said he was satisfied to proceed with the bylaw and White said, “We either go ahead or we go back many steps.” “We took our time,” noted Deputy-Reeve Chuck Montgomery, “we reinvented the wheel.” The amendment to the bylaw passed by a five-to-three vote. Public meeting The public meeting lasted until midnight and featured a lively exchange of comments from many Perthites. In an eloquent address, Joe Perkins described the property as a “jewel” and urged members of council to “please be sensible.” The meeting, he said, was useless “unless council is willing to change its mind.” “I resent that a grocery store can command that beautiful property,” stated Grover Lightford. “I personally would like to see a multi-use facility.” John Quigley said the return on investment is not good enough, while Jackie Seaton, of the River Guild, said he was apprehensive about the project. Seaton agreed a food store would likely benefit other retailers in the downtown core, but said visitors to Perth are not looking for a food store. Ernie Wall suggested the proposal be looked at in a positive light. Peter Burchell noted that people at the meeting kept talking about something else for the core property. “What the hell else? Where are all these ideas?” he asked. “Everyone here wants the very best for Perth,” noted Glenn Crain.

priorities shifting to meet the needs of the people. “Perth, like any municipality, will likely face problems and issues of an ever-changing nature,” said Yorke in a year-end interview. “I expect this term of office to be an exciting one with several projects looming on the horizon,” he said. Yorke said he is considering the formation of a special traffic committee, saying the priority of a traffic study and special committee has moved to the top of the list.

Housing development starts The establishment of a new housing development by Perkins Realty Company Limited is underway on Drummond Street West, with sewer and water mains expected to be operational in two weeks. The vice-president of the real estate company, William Perkins, said the completion date for the first phase of the two-phase project is uncertain, but he expects all essential services to be installed in the development by next spring. The new subdivision, bordered by Harris Street, Drummond Street and Robert Road, has 37 lots located within the boundaries. Over half of the lots are slated for development in the first phase of the project, while 14 lots will be open for development in the future.

Woman burned in house fire

A 31-year-old former Smiths Falls-area woman is reported in serious condition in an Ottawa hospital following a fire last week at a home in the Lombardy area. Marina Quattrocchi was visitChallenges for 1986 ing relatives during the festive Perth town council will face on- season when the accident took going challenges in the new year, place. says Mayor Lowell Yorke, with According to Westport OPP, the

fire started around noon at the home of Frank Quattrocchi at RR 1, Lombardy on Dec. 23. Apparently the woman was in the process of cooking when a pot of grease exploded. The victim, after being badly burned, managed to trudge a mile to a neighbour’s house, where she was taken by car to the Smiths Fall North Unit Hospital. She was later transferred to the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition with second- and third-degree burns. As a result of the blaze, the Quattrocchi home was completely destroyed.

Trial begins next week The Perth courthouse is expected to be filled to capacity on Jan. 7, when an 18-year-old Smiths Falls man stands trial for murder in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl. James Harold Giff is charged with the Jan. 28 stabbing of SFDCI student Heather Fraser. About 250 Lanark County residents were expected to be called for jury selection, and this process may take several days. The trial itself could last as long as three weeks, and about 50 witnesses are expected to be called during the proceedings. Giff was arrested March 6, after intensive investigations were carried out by the OPP and Smiths Falls police department. Giff, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, has been remanded in custody since his arrest.


on Dec. 11, 1985, to Michael and Jo-Anne Blanton of Rideau Ferry, a son, Chad Emmerson. Hollywood - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 17, 1985, to Keith and Sandra Hollywood, a son, Cody Ryan. Ivens - In Kelowna, B.C., on Dec. 17, 1985, to Shaun and Anne (nee Kerr) Ivens, a daughter. Kerr - In Orangeville, Ont., on Oct. 16, 1985, to Norman and Nancy (nee McCue) Kerr, a son, Joseph Patrick. Mayhew - At the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Dec. 21, 1985, to Rob and Heather (nee Fournier) Mayhew, a daughter, Lindsay Sarah. Parks - On Dec. 16, 1985, to Fred and Joan (nee Hoddinott) Parks, a son, Harrison Wilfred. Shortt - At Kingston General Hospital, on Dec. 20, 1985, to Dr. Sam Shortt and Dr. Meri Bukowskyj, a son, Michael James.

DIED Emrick - In hospital, Smiths Falls, on Friday, Dec. 27, 1985, Garnet P. Emrick, beloved husband of Lois Gallagher. Majuary - Suddenly, at Perth, on Monday, Dec. 23, 1985, Clifford Majuary, in his 70th year, beloved husband of Wilma McLean. McCrimmon - In hospital, Perth, on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1985, John McCrimmon, in his 82nd year, husband of the late Irene Culp. Mitchell - In hospital, Perth, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 1985, Harry Mitchell, beloved husband of Ethel Barr. Paxton - In hospital, Perth, on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1985, Gordon M. Paxton, in his 79th year, beloved husband of Edith M. Murphy. Wilson - At Perth, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 1985, Anna Griffith, in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late James Wilson.

Anderson - At Kingston General Hospital, on Dec. 15, 1985, to Ed and Shirley Anderson, a son, Kevin John. Beute - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 22, 1985, to Tim and Trudy The preceding was excerpted Beute of RR 3, Lanark, a daughfrom the front page of the Jan. 2, ter, Jessica Maaija. Blanton - At the GWM Hospital, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.





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New Non-Fiction Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure by Julian Smith is the true story of one man who retraced the extraordinary trek of legendary British explorer Ewart “the Leopard” Grogan who, in order to win the woman he loved, attempted to become the first person to cross Africa in 1898. Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney by Howard Sounes tells the musical and personal odyssey of Sir Paul McCartney, torch bearer of The Beatles, the greatest band in pop history, paying equal attention to the story of his ongoing post-Beatles career. Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-defying Adventures in Extreme Weather by Reed Timmer

brings the reader into the mind of one of the renegade storm chaser and thrill-seeking meteorologist as well as looking at the science of weather. Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him by Roy MacGregor includes never-beforerevealed details about the artist’s last day and re-examines the mysteries of Thomson’s life, loves and violent death, and his deep love for the wild beauty of the Algonquin region. They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children by Romeo Dallaire is a compelling, moving and insightful book that exposes the problem of child soldiers in all its dimensions. For a complete list of our new books please contact our website at http:// www.perthunionlibrary. ca/ or check out our blog at perthunionlibrary.

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Happy New Year to all. We rang in the new year to a sold-out crowd being entertained by Eddy and the Stingrays. Tentatively they will be back next year but it has to be passed at the general meeting on Jan. 24. If they are coming back, watch for the tickets to go on sale in October. Get them early, as they will again sell out within a week. On Jan. 15, Dennis Hoile is running an open euchre tournament beginning at 2 p.m. All are welcome to join in for a fun afternoon. This is a fundraiser for the building accessibility program. Your support is appreciated. The monthly birthday jamboree this month will take place on Jan. 8, and is hockey sweater day – time to brag about your favourite team.

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Cars: (2) 10 Lacrosse (New); 09 Challenger, 30 kms; 08 Gr Prix, 97 kms; 07 Magnum, 151 kms; (2) 07 3, 69-76 kms; 07 Rio, 47 kms; 06 Elantra, 98 kms; (2)06 Taurus, 107-118 kms; 06 Elantra, 108 kms; 06 Malibu, 140 kms; 06 Camry, 66 kms; 06 Yaris, 95 kms; 06 RSX, 89 kms; (2) 05 Focus, 180 kms; 05 Spectra, 70 kms; 05 Malibu, 287 kms; 05 PT Cruiser, 110 kms; 05 Epica, 105 kms; 05 Sunfire, 160 kms; 05 300, 133 kms; 05 500, 98 kms; (5)05 Sebring, 99-124 kms; (2) 05 Altima, 90-148 kms; 05 Echo, 129 kms; 05 Taurus, 107 kms; 05 3, 84 kms; 05 Sentra, 73 kms; 04 Corolla, 194 kms; 04 Swift, 88 kms; 04 Lancer, 161 kms; 04 6, 128 kms; 04 Elantra, 155 kms; 04 Mustang, 108 kms; 04 Sentra, 66 kms; 04 V70, 161 kms; 04 Cr Vic, 106 kms; 04 3, 128 kms; 04 Sunfire, 69 kms; 04 Corolla, 56 kms; 04 Pacifica, 189 kms; 04 Sebring, 123 kms; 04 Civic, 148 kms; 04 Echo, 231 kms; 04 RX8, 100 kms; 03 Mercedes C240, 171 kms; 03 Maxima, 154 kms; 03 Bonneville, 105 kms; 03 Sunfire, 128 kms; 03 Alero, 45 kms; 03 Focus, 118 kms; 03 Impala, 146 kms; 03 Rio, 119 kms; 03 C230, 98 kms; 03 Sebring, 154 kms; 02 Accent, 115 kms; 02 Concorde 225 kms; 02 Malibu, 104 kms; 02 Impala, 102 kms; 02 SL1, 186 kms; 02 Protégé, 129 kms; 01 Regal, 172 kms; 01 Accent, 131 kms; 01 Accord, 193 kms; 01 Corolla, 148 kms; 01 Sentra, 212 kms; 01 Taurus, 98 kms; 00 Malibu, 107 kms; 00 Taurus, 119 kms; 00 Jetta, 296 kms; 00 Impala, 111 kms SUVs: 06 Escape, 102 kms; 05 Jimmy, 134 kms; 05 Tribute, 151 kms; 03 Trailblazer, 141 kms; 03 Freelander, 203 kms; 03 Santa Fe, 249 kms; 03 Durango, 102 kms; 03 Tribute, 118 kms; (2) 02 Rendezvous, 179-201 kms; 01 Cherokee, 30 kms; 01 Pathfinder, 140 kms; 99 Expedition, 252 kms; 99 Suburban, 155 kms; 98 Discovery, 150 kms; Vans: 08 Caravan, 131 kms; 07 Montana, 78 kms; 07 Express, 59 kms; (2) 06 Econoline, 121-124 kms; (4)05 Express, 98-121 kms; (2)05 Caravan, 103-131 kms; 05 Freestar, 187 kms; 04 Venture, 115 kms; 04 Caravan, 204 kms; 04 Quest, 97 kms; (2) 04 Astro, 197 kms; 04 Venture, 133 kms; 04 Quest, 107 kms; 03 MPV, 60 kms; 03 Montana, 162 kms; 03 Caravan, 191 kms; 03 Windstar, 136 kms; 02 MPV, 137 kms; (2)02 Windstar, 57-163 kms; (2)02 Express, 38-214 kms; 02 Astro, 190 kms; 01 Ram 1500, 185 kms; 01 Savana, 321 kms; 01 Windstar, 218 kms; 94 Transport, 256 kms; Light Trucks: 08 Ranger, 87 kms; 07 Chev 1 Ton, dually, diesel, 58 kms; 03 F150, 156 kms; (3)03 F350, 101-117 kms; 03 Silverado, 32 kms; (3)03 Ram 1500, 24-46 kms; (2)03 F150, 88-135 kms; 03 Ranger, 42 kms; 02 Ranger, 65 kms; 00 Sierra, 235 kms; (3)00 Silverado, 57-178 kms; 00 Sierra, 235 kms; 00 Tundra, 226 kms; Heavy Vehicles: 97 IH 4900, 327 kms; 96 GMC Topkick, 323 kms; Case 850D Bulldozer, 4 hrs; JCB 214 Backhoe, 8 hrs; Champion 740A Grader, 15 kms; 88 Peterbilt Firetruck, 127 kms; 90 Pemfab Firetruck, 49 kms; 91 IH 4700 Dump, 167 kms Trailers: 10 Loadtrail; BWS Flatbed; Recreational: 01 Skidoo Grand Touring Misc. Items: Ditchwitch; Pellet Stove; Liftking Forklift; Loadlifter 2400 Forklift

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til 4 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 14, the Old Tyme Fiddlers will perform, and on Jan. 15, there will be a zone darts qualifying afternoon in the hall beginning at 10 a.m. It’s that time of year again, and the Robbie Burns dinner and dance is being held on Saturday, Jan. 22. Tickets are now available. There will be another meat draw in the lounge on Saturday, Jan. 29, in the afternoon. This also includes “sit around the table,” back-kitchen entertainment. All are welcome to join in. Don’t forget to renew your dues, as you are now in arrears for 2011. Lest We Forget.

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• The board’s compliance with its obligation under legislation. The committee meets at least three times a year, plus ad hoc meetings, as required. A formal training course will be provided in February to all committee members to clarify their roles and responsibilities. Candidates must have sufficient accounting, senior financial or legal expertise to understand the public sector accounting and auditing standards. They cannot be a current employee or officer of any school board, nor can their parent, child or spouse be employed by a school board, said Gales. Qualified candidates interested in serving on the committee are invited to submit a letter of interest and résumé to the board office at 225 Central Ave. W., Brockville, by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. Résumés must be sent to the attention of trustee liaison officer Lisa Raymond. Candidates who are short-listed may be requested to attend a private interview conducted by the audit committee’s selection committee. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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The Upper Canada District School Board is seeking volunteers to help with its audit committee. The board is seeking candidates from the public with financial or legal expertise to sit on the new committee, said Rick Gales, the board’s superintendent of business. Two volunteer positions are available for a two-year term, effective Feb. 1. “The committee is part of our continued efforts to improve financial management at the board,” said Gales. “Members will ensure we have the proper controls in place to meet all government regulations and ensure every dollar spent will support our goal of improving student learning.” The committee will be comprised of three trustees and two independent members drawn from the community. Members’ duties will fall under the following key areas: • The financial reporting process. • Internal control framework. • Risk management practices. • Performance and function of the board’s internal and external auditors.

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Saturday, Jan. 29 • The fourth annual Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers fundraising dance and silent auction will take place from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95. Musical performance by the Doherty Brothers Band. Tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce (77 Beckwith St. N.), Impression Printing (55 Abbott St. N.) or at the door. • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host a fundraiser breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.) Everyone is welcome to attend. • First Baptist Church (17 D’Arcy St.) will host a community dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, Jan. 31 • The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 will host carpet bowling at 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 12 • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host its Sweetheart Snowmobile Poker Run and Roast Beef Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). All are welcome to attend. • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host a fundraiser breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.) Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Friday, Feb. 25 • Duke Robillard and his award-winning blues band comes to the Perth Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 and are available at Shadowfax or Tickets Please at Jo’s Clothes.

Saturday, Feb. 26 • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host a fundraiser breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.) Everyone is welcome to attend.

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• The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host a fundraiser breakfast from 8 to Monday, Jan. 24 11 a.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills • The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian host a fundraiser breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.) Everyone is welcome to attend. Legion Branch 244 will host carpet Rd.) Everyone is welcome to attend. • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will bowling at 1 p.m. host a shepherd’s pie dinner, homeFriday, March 25 made dessert and Chinese auction at Friday, Jan. 28 5 p.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills • Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host • Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend. a meeting at 7:30 p.m. at its clubhouse a meeting at 7:30 p.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). • St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore St. (1106 Gemmills Rd.).

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To advertise a non-profit community W.) will host a community dinner from event, e-mail 4:30 to 6 p.m. All welcome to attend. and we would be happy to include it in Monday, Jan. 17 the Community Bulletin Board as space • Is there a prescription pain killer adallows. diction problem in our rural communiThursday, Jan. 6 ty? A meeting to discuss this issue will • The Ladies Auxiliary Branch 244 will be held at the Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 at 6:30 p.m. A have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. • A Blood Donor Clinic will take place panel of experts will provide informaat the Perth Civitan Club on Highway tion and answer questions. • The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian 43 from 1:30 until 7:30 p.m. Legion Branch 244 will host carpet Saturday, Jan. 8 bowling at 1 p.m. • St. James Anglican Church (12 HarWednesday, Jan. 19 vey St.) will host a community dinner • The Perth Historical Society will host from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. a presentation on the story of Colonel Sunday, Jan. 9 Myers and Perth’s Mount Myers, over• The Hallelujah Gospel Chorus from looking the town from the prestigious Ottawa is coming to Hopetown to per- courthouse and church quarter of earform an Epiphany Celebration through ly Perth, with Mike Jaques. It will be gospel music and congregational carol held at the Perth Museum (11 Gore St. singing. The concert will take place at E) at 7:30 p.m. Admissions is $2. the Trinity United Church (5527 HighFriday, Jan. 21 way 511, Hopetown) at 7 p.m. Refresh• The fi rst concert of the “Songs from ments will be provided. The event is a freewill offering. For more informa- the Valley” concert series begins at 8 tion, contact Margaret at 613-259-5050. p.m. at the Perth Studio Theatre. Musicians Wade Foster, Jeff Callery, John Monday, Jan. 10 Wilberforce and Shawn McCullough • The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian will kick off the concert. Proceeds go Legion Branch 244 will host carpet to the Friends of the Stewart Park Festival and to the Perth Studio Theatre. bowling at 1 p.m. • The regular monthly meeting of the Tickets are available at www.ticketProstate Cancer Support Group meets or by calling 613-485-6434. at 2 p.m. at the Lanark Leeds and GrenSunday, Jan. 23 ville Cancer Society, Dufferin Square, Perth. • In honour of Robbie Burns Day, an afternoon of Scottish celebration will Tuesday, Jan. 11 take place at the Middleville Communi• The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian ty Centre from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There will Legion Branch 244 will host a River- be bagpipes, highland dancing, Celtic view seniors’ meeting/social at 1 p.m. fiddle tunes and a Scottish songfest, New members are welcome. along with a taste of haggis, cock-aleekie soup, dessert, coffee, soft drinks Saturday, Jan. 15 • Perth’s Got Talent starts at 8 p.m. at and a wee dram of whiskey as well. Adthe Perth Studio Theatre. Tickets are mission is $10 per adult and $5 per child available at or by (children aged five and under are free). For information, contact Margo at 613calling 613-485-6434 • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will 256-5474 or Heather at 613-259-2904.


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A CHRISTMAS MEAL FOR THE COMMUNITY Marilyn Reynolds, J.J.Stewart, John Stewart and Rhonda Stewart pose for a photo during the 26th annual Perth Community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 25 at Code’s Mill’s banquet hall. The Stewart family hosted the annual dinner. Volunteers served up 271 Christmas turkey meals with the help of Perth businesses and individuals. Submitted photo

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Area residents invited to Dignity House of Perth open house open house to meet with local residents and their families to answer their questions about hospice and palliative care. Regional dignitaries, professional and volunteer staff and members of the charity’s board will also be on hand for the event. The open house will be held at the site of the new day hospice program, McMartin House at 125 Gore St. E. in downtown Perth, and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 10. Dignity House is funded entirely by donations from businesses and residents in Lanark County. The Day Hospice Program has been made possible through support and partnership with Carolina Retirement Suites and Community Home Support Lanark County. For information, or to make a donation, please contact us at 613-430-4211, via email at or on the website at Submitted by Dignity House of Perth.

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Dignity House of Perth invites Lanark County residents to an open house on Jan. 10, marking the launch of the local charity’s first community program – a day hospice for clients and their families. The one-day-a-week program will run every Monday starting Jan.17, and is the first step toward a full-service residential hospice to be located here in town. “We’re thrilled to be taking this first tangible step toward a residential hospice in a home-like setting that will offer a dignified and caring alternative for endof-life care to Lanark Country residents and their families,” said Doug Burt, president, Dignity House Hospice board of directors. The charity was founded two years ago to fill a critical health care gap in Lanark County and throughout Ontario. A number of health-care specialists who have volunteered their time to Dignity House will be on hand throughout the

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