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IN BRIEF Hospice to hold dinner and dance Dignity House Hospice is holding its Beatlejuice fundraiser dinner and dance at the Perth Civitan Hall on Jan. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and are available at Jo’s Clothes in Perth, Royal Lepage in Smiths Falls and Community Home Support offices in Lanark County. For more information, call 613-430-4211 or email dignityhouseperth@gmail. com.

Perth water bills to change in spring BY KASSINA RYDER Perth residents will see a change in their water bills this spring as the town implements a new billing system. The new system will charge consumers for actual water consumption every month instead of using estimates, said Lang Britchford, acting director of

corporate services for Perth. Water rates used to be based on reading metres four times a year and using estimates to fill in the gaps between reads, Britchford said. “We were doing readings every three months and estimating the two months in between,” he said. “Our estimating models were not producing consistent data.” Now, metres will be read every second month and bills will reflect

actual water consumption. Bills will also be sent out every two months instead of every month, which Britchford said will help save customers money. “We’re taking residentials from a monthly to bimonthly (billing), that, in turn, will save the ratepayers a significant amount of money because of less processing and saving of some postage and stationary and staff time,” he said. “There is a nice

Lanark man arrested for impaired driving A 60-year-old Lanark man had his car impounded and received a 90-day license suspension after an off duty Perth Police officer noticed him driving “erratically” in Perth on Jan. 8. An investigation and a breath sample revealed the man was driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08. The new Highway Traffic Act means anyone caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.08 has his or her vehicle impounded immediately for at least seven days. The man is scheduled to appear in Perth court on Jan. 24.

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Ambush will be playing at the Perth Civitan Hall at 8 p.m. on The Baillon family, Marco, Shannon, Anique and Owen together with the Machan family, Grant, David Jan. 15. Proceeds from the event and Andrew (missing from photo) did a Polar Plunge in Menton, France on Jan. 2. The Machan family is Photo courtesy of Brandi Machan will go to the Perth Civitan Club, visiting the Baillons, who are travelling in and around France for a year. which supports many causes in the Perth area such as the Perth and District Community Food Bank and the Perth and District Union Library.

healthy saving there.” The new system will also reduce the length of time between when metres are read and the bills are sent to customers. “We had a billing lag of four to six weeks and now we have a lag of two weeks,” Britchford said. “We feel by putting more timely information and only actual reads in, the customers have a better chance of understanding their consumption.” Understanding consumption can help customers identify problems earlier, such as leaking toilets. A leaking toilet can run up a water bill quickly and leave customers footing a huge water bill, an incident which has happened in Perth in the past, Britchford said. “If there is a change in consumption patterns, we’re giving the information as quick as possible,” he said. “Let’s say you’ve got a leaking toilet and you don’t even know. A leaking toilet can run a bill up to $1,000.” Britchford said the new system comes at no cost to ratepayers, but the first bill will include a “one-time only adjustment”, which will reflect the water used when the metre was last read. Two months worth of usage will be shown on that bill, which customers should receive in March or April, depending on which section of town they live in, Britchford said. “I’m billing them for the past and what they’ve actually consumed,” he said. Britchford said he believes the change is a good thing. “Personally, I see the whole thing as positive.”

Hanging up their keys a final time


Help for Empty Bowls Visitors from Sheridan College helped Jackie Seaton create more than 500 bowls for the Empty Bowls project. 2

BY CATHY JAMES Almost every day for 14 years, Jack Robinson drove to a cancer treatment clinic. He got to know the roads well as he made his way to either the Ottawa or Kingston clinic – and he enjoyed every ride. Since 1997, Robinson has convened the Masonic Transportation Unit, a Smiths Falls-based volunteer organization that drives area residents to and from their cancer treatments. Serving as a branch to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Masonic Transportation Unit drove pa-

tients who lived in Smiths Falls, Lombardy, Jasper, and in every pocket in between. The unit always had six drivers on the roster, with Robinson’s wife, Margaret, fielding calls every day from cancer patients who needed a ride to their treatments. Since the unit first began operations, Robinson and his colleagues have driven 350 local cancer patients to their treatments. An idea crafted by Robinson and his friends, driving cancer patients was meant to be a postretirement job to keep him busy,

but he says it turned out to be so much more than that. “It was just the best,” he says. “I met so many people and they were all wonderful. They give you a nice feeling that you’re helping someone out and doing something for the community.” Robinson says he liked each patient he drove, forming memories during each ride. He recalls one group of women he will never forget. Never having met one another, five women piled into the unit’s vehicle for their treatments. Each woman had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and Robinson

says he witnessed them become instant friends. “We had so many laughs together, and whenever we walked into the hospital, the staff would call us the happy gang from Smiths Falls,” Robinson says, with a laugh. “Those women got together even after their treatments ended, and my wife and I would join them every once in a while. It was nice to see they have formed these friendships.” Robinson’s dedication to the job hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2006, he was honoured with the Governor General’s Caring Citizen Award, See ‘Hanging up’, Pg. 3

Blood donor clinic comes to Perth Restaurant under new ownership Ellen Bell and Terri Witlox are the new owners of Peter’s Family Fare Restaurant. 4

Keep dogs leashed The Ministry of Natural Resources is warning dog owners to keep them leashed to avoid injury or death from traps. 5


Dennis Noonan donates blood during the Blood Donor Clinic at the Kassina Ryder photo See ‘Blood donor’, Pg. 3 Perth Civitan Club on Jan. 6.

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Residents of Perth rolled up their sleeves and donated to the Canadian Blood Services’ clinic on Jan. 6. “We always have an excellent turnout in Perth and Smiths Falls,” said Sharleen Blois, charge nurse for the Perth clinic. “We have very dedicated donors here.” The clinic usually collects between 100 and 230 units of blood from Perth and area residents, said Karen Leroux, co-chair for the Perth Civitan volunteers. Some people are first-time donors while others have donated many times over the years, she said. “We’ve had people who have donated over 100 times,” Leroux said.

Losing a friend around Christmastime, along with a phone call from the clinic reminding his brother of his appointment, prompted Dennis Noonan to participate this year. “It’s a good thing,” he said about his decision to donate. Eighteen-year-old Kathleen Haime said she agreed. The firstyear student at Trent University said going to nursing school has demonstrated how valuable blood can be for those who need it. “I’m going into the nursing profession so I know how important it is,” Haime said. The entire process usually takes between half an hour and 45 minutes, including screening and actual donating time, Leroux said. Nurses check iron levels when



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Heidi McKenzie removes a bowl off of her wheel at Jackie Seaton’s home studio in Tay Valley. McKenzie, a third-year student at Sheridan College, was recently joined by two other students who created a total of over 500 bowls in just over two days. The bowls will be sold as part of a fundraising effort to help feed the hungry in and around the Perth area.

Filling tummies with Empty Bowls TEXT AND PHOTOS BY RYAN HOLLAND

In 2010, Empty Bowls distributed approximately $20,000. Most of that, about 85 per cent, went to food projects in the Perth area and the remainder to a couple of outreach programs, one in Northern Ontario and the other in Guatemala - both with a strong connection to Perth. Since Empty Bowls began in 2002, more than $110,000 has been raised. Although local potter Jackie Seaton hasn’t kept a detailed account, he estimates he has made more than 6,000 bowls in that period of time. That’s a bowl for every person in Perth. This year the staff at the local Scotiabank will be running the Empty Bowls event at the Riverguild during the Maple Festival on the last Saturday of April and Scotiabank itself will be matching contributions, dollar for dollar. Buy a bowl for $20 and see $40 go directly to the Food Bank, to YAK and to Food for Thought school breakfasts. For more information, visit

Each bowl created by Jackie Seaton and the college students is stamped with ‘Perth, ON’ on the bottom, reminding buyers of the community that they are helping.

Jackie Seaton inspects one of his bowls at his home studio in Tay Valley.

The Empty Bowls project has raised close to $110,000 since its creation in 2002. The majority of the funding raised has been distributed to food programs in Perth, including the YAK dinner program and the Perth Food Bank.

Sheridan College student Annette ten Cate is seen throwing a bowl. More than 6,000 bowls have been created in Jackie Seaton’s studio, one for every person in Perth.

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For sale: A nature lover’s paradise BY KASSINA RYDER Stepping into The Nature Lover’s Bookshop in Lanark is like walking into a naturalist’s dream world, and that’s the way owner Mary Vandenhoff likes it. Organized chaos is the best way to describe the myriad of items that line the shelves – and the floor – of the shop, which sells not just books, but everything from locally made sheepskin mittens to astronomy kits. A lot of time and hard work went into collecting the variety of items for sale, which is why Vandenhoff is not only selling her store, but its entire contents and even its name. When the Nature Lover’s Bookshop first opened its doors seven years ago, the village of Lanark was nearly a ghost town. “At that point, almost every building in Lanark was either for rent or for sale,” she said. In an effort to try to attract more businesses to the village, Vandenhoff, who was then the chair of the Lanark Highlands Community Economic Development Committee, decided to open up a shop. She came out of retirement and decided that nature, and the fact that the village is the gateway to the Lanark Highlands, was the biggest draw to the area. “That’s what we had to capitalize on,” she said. “I put my money where my mouth was, and here we are.” Vandenhoff, along with em-

ployees Marilyn Barnett and Mary Dixon, set up shop on Lanark’s main street and began researching and collecting items that would appeal to nature lovers of all ages and skill levels. Now, it is the one-stop shop for outdoor enthusiasts, plant collectors, bird watchers, hunters and everyone in between. Almost 5,000 regular customers are listed in the shop’s computer database, many of whom come from as far away as Kingston, Kemptville and Merrickville. Vandenhoff said the response from customers over the years has been amazing. “How many jobs do you have where you get positive feedback every day?” she said. “They want you to succeed.” The children’s section of the shop is the most popular. “Parents are relieved to find things that capture their interests,” she said. “They’re interested in bugs and stars. It’s a good way to get them outside.” The shop has also become a popular spot for people interested in local history. The shop offers a variety of works by local authors, and customers come in regularly to see if there is anything new. Vandenhoff said she hopes the store will be purchased and moved to a larger centre such as Perth, where she said the business would flourish. “Considering how well it has done in Lanark,” she said. “It deserves to be able to grow. “There is no store like it in Canada.”

Mary Vandenhoff, owner of the Nature Lover’s Bookshop in Lanark, stands in front of the giant beehive donated to the store. Vandenhoff is working on selling the shop, along with the shop’s contents and name.

Approximately 270 meals were served during the 26th annual Perth Community Christmas Dinner at Code’s Mill Banquet Hall on Dec. 25. Photo courtesy David Allcock

Annual dinner a tasty success BY KASSINA RYDER Almost 100 volunteers made sure no one went without a proper Christmas dinner in the Perth area this year. The 26th annual Perth Community Christmas Dinner was held on Dec. 25 at Code’s Mill Banquet Hall, said chef J.J. Stewart. Approximately 200 meals were served and all were completely free of charge. “It’s just a very social at-mosphere for a lot of people,” Stewart said. Another 50 to 60 meals were delivered to those who were not able to make it to the banquet hall. “There is a whole crew that basically does deliveries for people that can’t get out of their houses,” Stewart said. “I think there were around 50 or 60 deliveries.” Meals were also delivered to gas station employees and others who had to work on Christmas day, said volunteer co-ordinator David Allcock. “We don’t like to think of them missing out on a Christmas treat,” he said. Volunteers performed every duty from working in the kitchen to providing transportation to people who needed rides to and from the dinner, along with delivering meals and looking after guests in the hall, Allcock said. The dinner began at 11 a.m. with snacks and non-alcoholic punch, coffee and tea, he said. Then a full buffet-style dinner, including turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, squash and other items, was served around noon. The event also featured musical

Perth to host wildlife symposium BY KASSINA RYDER Hunters of all ages will get a chance to participate in a unique set of workshops next month that will help bring their skills to the next level, organizers say. A Wildlife Symposium will be held in the Perth and District Collegiate Institute auditorium on Feb. 12. It will be the first event of its kind in eastern Ontario, said organizer Len Dickinson. Dickinson and fellow organizer Blair Machan said they decided to host the event as a fundraiser for the Perth Fair. The symposium will feature guest speakers such as Alex Gouthro, also known as “Moose Man,” Cam Brownson, host of Angler and Hunter Television, and the Beasley

Brothers, hosts of Canada in the Rough, said Machan. “It would be the perfect opportunity to get to meet them and get to talk to them,” Machan said. “We all hunt, but these guys are the professionals.” Seminars will be held on wildlife calling and hunting techniques on an hourly rotation throughout the day, which will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. A special prize consisting of a guided turkey hunt with hunter Paul Ross, a firearm, a Canadian Firearms Course, the Ontario Hunter Education Course and the Ontario Turkey Course and other items will be available to be won by 12- to 18-year-olds. “If they come for the day they get a chance to have all of that paid for,” Machan said.



Tickets are $15 and include a lunch, he said. Tickets must be purchased at least five days in advance of the event. Some of the ticket money will also be put toward the Young Hunter Education Scholarship Program, which pays for the Ontario Hunter Education Program. The courses are a prerequisite to receive a hunting licence. Tickets are available at various locations including Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place. A list of locations and information is available at www. All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend, Machan said. “It’s not just for youth,” he said. “It’s also for hunters who want to go to the next level.”

entertainment, prizes and a visit from Santa Claus, Allcock said. John Miller used to organize the dinner before Allcock took over last year. “John really has been doing it for the most of the time it’s been running,” he said. “John is a pretty hard act to follow.” The meal used to be held at Farrell Hall before being moved to Code’s Mill about three years ago, Stewart said. “We’ve got the facility to do it and there was a need for it so at this point, my family just felt that the day should probably be spent

doing something geared toward the community rather than sleeping in on Christmas Day,” he said. The amount of donations received from businesses and residents in Perth, along with the amount of volunteers who come out every year, make the event truly special, Allcock said. “I don’t know many other communities where you could get so many willing volunteers to put themselves out on Christmas Day, of all days,” he said. “I think it’s a reflection of the goodwill of the community.”

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Hanging up their keys and also received a letter of appreciation from the Town of Smiths Falls. Yet after 14 years on the job, Robinson says it was time to retire from the volunteer service, making his last trip last November. Robinson was the last volunteer for the Masonic Transportation Unit, bringing the group’s service to an official end.

Drivers needed According to Robinson, it wasn’t easy to close the chapter on the volunteer service. “It was a great run, but as us drivers get older, we had to make a decision about not driving anymore,” he explains. Marleen Gomes, unit manager for the Canadian Cancer Society in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, commends Robinson and the unit drivers for their years of service. “Their commitment was remarkable and the Canadian Cancer Society appreciates the dedication supplied by the Masonic Transportation Unit,” she says. The unit’s retirement, however, has left a region-wide void.

Gomes says there is a shortage of volunteer drivers in the Smiths Falls area, as well as the Perth and Carleton Place regions. “Their retirement has us looking for others’ wheels to take our clients to treatment,” she explains. Gomes encourages anyone interested in driving for the Canadian Cancer Society to contact the office and learn more about becoming a volunteer. “If you have a reliable, smokefree vehicle, a good driving record, $1-million insurance liability and are sensitive to people living with cancer, we would love to hear from you,” Gomes says. “Training, support and reimbursement are provided.” Robinson offers some advice for anyone thinking about becoming a volunteer driver. “You have to have the right attitude,” he says. “But it’s a super experience, and you make a lot of friends.” For more information, contact the Canadian Cancer Society at 613-267-1058 or 1-800-367-2913 or email lanarklg@ontario.cancer. ca.

Blood donor clinic donors arrive to determine if they can safely donate, Bois said. They then fill out a questionnaire to find out if they have any disease or illnesses, which are then reviewed by a screening nurse. The blood is sent to Toronto for testing, which includes determining blood groups and screening for diseases, Bois said. Clinics usually take place in communities every two months or so.

The Perth Civitan also began offering a Blood Donor Bursary to high school graduates last year. The bursary is worth $500 and is available to 17-year-old donors who plan on pursuing post-secondary educations. They must write a 500-word essay on the reasons why they have given blood. For Haime, the reason is simple. “It helps people and it doesn’t hurt you,” she said.


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NOTICE – Interim Tax Bills The interim tax bills will be mailed to residents during the latter part of January 2011. The first installment date will be February 28th, 2011. If you have not received your interim bill by early February or there has been changes to your billing information such as an address change, please contact the Tax Department at the Township office.

Lanar k Highlands Frosty Fling W inter Car nival January 28-31, 2011

Something for everyone ~ kids, families and seniors too. Skating carnival with mascots, costumes, games and prizes. Pancake eating contest, outdoor games, tobogganing, horse-drawn wagon rides, teen movie and pizza night, shuffleboard, line dancing, euchre and crokinole tournament. New this year, breakfast with Frosty at noon on Saturday, January 29th at the Lanark Civitan Club, followed by an awesome balloon show . For information, call Pat at 613-259-2220 or watch The Lanark Era for details.

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Tuesday, Jan. 25 – at 6:30 p.m. – Committee of the Whole Thursday, Jan. 27 – at 7:00 p.m. Council Tuesday, Feb. 8 – at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Tuesday, Feb. 22 – at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Thursday, Feb. 25 – at 7:00 p.m. Council

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Flu shots down 30 per cent from last year BY DESMOND DEVOY The number of flu vaccines handed out in Lanark County is down by 30 per cent from two years ago. “We’ve seen a 30 per cent decline over 2008’s number,” said Jane Futcher, director of the department of clinical services for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “People were just inundated with flu shot messages last year… Maybe people are tired of hearing about it.” Futcher added that she was not stacking up the numbers for 201011 with last year’s because of the skewed numbers from the H1N1 panic. “2009-10 was just whacky,” she said. But, she cautioned that the newest strain of influenza, H3N2, is making its way through the area. “It is quite a serious virus,” she

warned. “It’s really important that you get your flu shot and the messaging has not been getting out. We have only one confirmed case of influenza A in the tricounty area…and that’s only this week. It will continue to build.” While the health unit itself is no longer providing flu shots, many area doctors still have a supply of flu vaccine in their office fridges, which can be administered until late March. Along with proper hand washing and covering your mouth when you sneeze, Futcher also recommends washing your hands after you have been to the grocery store, before putting your food shopping away, to get rid of any germs that may have found their way onto your hands through the shopping cart’s handle. While there are no firm numbers on the number of flu shots that have been delivered, Futcher reports that the tri-county area is consistent with other areas. She estimated that while between

11,000 and 12,000 flu shots would be given out in a normal year through the health unit’s clinics, the number for 2010-11 is likely between 8,500 and 9,500. While the influenza shot is made up based on a best guess of how the virus will mutate, Futcher has great faith in this year’s batch. “This year it is a perfect match for what is circulating in the province and Canada,” she said. She added that for people who do get immunized, there is an 80 per cent chance that they will not get the flu. The numbers are a little bit better at some area hospitals. “We do run a little (flu shot) clinic within the hospital,” for staff and volunteers, said Esther Houle, the chief nursing officer at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. “We had 67 per cent this year. I’m happy with 67. It’s not as much as last year Flu shots are available at various locations throughout Lanark County, with H1N1. That was a bit of a yet the number of residents getting vaccinated have declined over the past two years. panic.”

New owners for Peter’s Restaurant BY KASSINA RYDER

Meet the new owners of Peter’s Family Fare Restaurant, Ellen Bell (left) and Terry Witlox. The women took over the restaurant on Jan. 1. Photo by Kassina Ryder

A very revealing musical When six laid-off factory workers, now supported by their wives, decide to redeem their “manhood” and make some money by putting on a “Chippendales” show for the local ladies, all of a sudden it’s all about the G-string. But is it? Orion Theatre Company’s 2011 production of The Full Monty is about to take Perth by storm with this outrageous, touching and highly topical show. Starting out as a well-known British film comedy, The Full Monty has been transformed into a Tony Award-winning musical, and Orion has gathered some of Perth and area’s most talented actors, singers and musicians to knock the socks off the February blues. The Full Monty puts manhood to the test. It tells the story of six ordinary working guys who have been laid off from the local factory in economically depressed Buffalo, and are desperate to gain back some sense of self-respect. They’ll do anything to avoid working at the mall – they think. While shocked at the spectacle of the local women flocking to a Chippendales-style male strip show, Jerry (Jeff Kohl) comes up with the idea of putting together a show of his own, with his pal Dave (Brock McNamee), and anyone else he can convince to join them (including a character named “Horse,” played by Garry Welsh, Malcolm, played by Andrew McDougall, and Ethan, played by Ron Cosens). The idea of going “the full monty” (British slang for total nudity) occurs to Jerry later, out of desperation to attract enough women to make the venture a success. While the plot is driven by the men’s economic plight and their bare-it-all solution, it is also the tale of the strength of the women in their lives – including two wives, an ex-wife, a girlfriend, and a no-nonsense, chain-smoking piano player (hilariously played by Jacqueline Ramsey). On the surface, it’s a big, fat musical about guys getting naked, but, at its core, it’s a smart show about inverting traditional roles and ideas about body image – in particular, having the guys fret about theirs for a change – and, above all, about friendship, marriage, and the strength of love. This is a hilarious show with great music – upbeat and jazzy, with the odd tender ballad thrown in. And, as for the “full monty,” you’ll have to see it to believe it. The cast is supported by a fantastic 10-piece orchestra under the baton of the incomparable Peter Woodwark. With artistic direction by Peter Dixon and musical direction by Heidi Stepanek, this show can’t miss. Performances of The Full Monty will take place at the Myriad Centre for the Arts (1 Sherbrooke St.) in Perth on Feb. 4, 5, 10, 11 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available through Tickets Please (in Jo’s Clothes at 39 Foster St.), by calling 613-485-6434, or by visiting For more information on the show, visit www. The production will be dedicated to the families affected by the closure of the Smiths Falls Hershey plant. Please note that the show involves strong language and some nudity.

Terri Witlox and Ellen Bell are the new co-owners of Peter’s Family Fare Restaurant on Gore Street after taking over the business on Jan. 1. The restaurant’s name will stay the same and the menu will not change drastically, both women said. “The feedback from customers is they want it kept the same,” Witlox said. “We want to try to keep the menu the way it is.” “Peter’s is Peter’s for a reason,” Bell added. Bell is originally from Smiths Falls and grew up in the area, while Witlox grew up in Burlington and moved here about eight years ago. The women bought the restaurant from Jim Dicola. Bell said she got involved because she was ready to take a risk. “I was ready for a venture,” she said. While many items in the restaurant won’t change, the pair has made some additions. Fresh cinnamon buns are now available, and Bell said she plans to continue making homemade pies.

The cinnamon buns have been a popular new item, Witlox said. “They’ve been a big hit,” she said. Take-out is available now, and the women said they will be printing up new take-out menus. Customers will also be able to place orders for homemade pies, which will be available the next day, Bell said. There are also plans to re-open the back window and sell ice cream in the summer months, a feature that used to available at the restaurant years ago. “We’re going to go back to the old Peter’s,” Bell said. “That’s our goal.” The Festival of the Maples is the deadline for trying out new ideas, such as replacing some unused menu items with new ones. Popular specials like chicken wraps could make their way to the menu to replace meals that don’t sell very often. The pair also said they plan to have a continuous presence in the restaurant. “One of us is here most of the time,” Witlox said. Their husbands, Rudy Witlox and Jeff Bell, have been their biggest supporters, Terri added.

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Ministry tells residents to keep their dogs leashed BY ANDREW SNOOK Leash your dogs. That’s the response the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has for the families of dogs killed in hunting traps. Over the past few weeks, two dogs have been killed in hunting traps in the Smiths Falls area. On Dec. 10, the Colton family dog, Bailey, a three-year-old border collie, was killed in a trap while being walked at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club. Then, on Dec. 31, the Cassell family dog, Mishka, an 11-yearold golden Labrador retriever, was killed while being walked on the land of 72-year-old farmer Dennis Wright. In both cases, the dogs were unleashed. “Dogs are not supposed to be running at large,” said Jolanta Kowalski, media relations for the MNR. “I don’t think people necessarily realize that the animal is supposed to be under control. Of course it’s very sad when somebody loses their pets like this… the trappers don’t want this, they don’t want to trap somebody’s pet; everybody feels terrible.” In the case of the golf course, the Colton family had permission to walk on the land. In the case of the Cassell family’s dog, permission is uncertain. Stacey Cassell, Mishka’s owner, said he was given permission to walk on the land, while Wright claims Cassell was trespassing. Bill Davies, president of the Canadian National Trapper’s Alliance, and co-founder of the Ontario Fur Managers Federation, said part of the problem is the attitude of some dog owners. “I don’t know why people feel if they have a dog, that they can go wherever they want,” Davies said. “It’s a privilege to be on

private land, not a right. I have never heard of a dog caught in a trap that’s on a leash.” Davies said he feels sympathy for the owners of the dogs, but the landowners should not be blamed for the unfortunate incidents. He gave an example of a similar incident, when one of his dogs was hit and killed by a car after it ran on to the road. “Is it the fault of the car’s driver?” he said. “No, it’s my fault because I didn’t secure my dog.” Both the Cassells and the Coltons have asked the respective landowners to post signs warning people of the potentially lethal traps. On Jan. 6, Shane Kelford, vicepresident and lawyer for the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club, wrote an email stating that

the golf course has erected signs in response to the unfortunate incident. “The golf course has purchased and erected two new signs which are posted prominently at the entrance to the course,” Kelford said. “In addition, signs have also been posted on the course itself on two of the bridges along the cart paths. The club will now post these signs at the end of the golf season, and leave them in place until the next season begins. The club’s trapping policy will be reviewed at the next board meeting, and then annually after that. But we don’t anticipate any significant changes to the policy at this time.” Both Kowalski and Davies said signs are not a good option, cit-

The Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club posted signs on Jan. 6 to inform residents of hunting traps on the golf course. The signs are in response to an unfortunate incident on Dec. 10 where the Colton family dog, Bailey, a three-year-old border collie was killed in a trap.

ing potential vandalism and theft of the traps. “We do educate people to put up dog deterrents and most responsible trappers use those methods,” Davies said. “But with signage, PETA and all these groups would love to know where all these signs are. If we put signs up where the traps are, many of them (traps) would go

missing. “There are things trappers can do and we’re out educating them to make the risk to pets a whole lot less. I teach that when you’re setting raccoon traps, if you don’t make it dog resistant, you fail. But at the same time, it’s not 100 per cent. What is 100 per cent is to talk to the landowner and get permission.”

Book on Battle of Stoney Creek wins literary award BY ANDREW SNOOK Hard work, perseverance and a piece of Perth’s history is paying dividends for James Elliott. The 65-year-old retired journalist from Hamilton has won the non-fiction book award at the 17th annual Hamilton Literary Awards, held on Nov. 15, for his non-fiction work, Strange Fatality. The book describes a pivotal battle from the War of 1812 that took place in Stoney Creek. The book goes on to discuss the lives of the soldiers of the war, and how many of them left the Stoney Creek area and settled where Perth lies today. The book has been praised in both Canada and the U.S. as a well-written description of how a largely unknown battle changed the course of the war and possibly saved the future province of Ontario. The book was published in 2009. “The book has done quite well,” Elliott said. “It’s been widely reviewed in Canada and the U.S. and won the Arts Hamilton Award for non-fiction. It has done much better than I thought. When I was done with it I was relieved to be

done, but it seems to have some legs, I feel gratified by that.” Elliott quit his job as a journalist for the Hamilton Spectator to focus on writing the book. “I was a reporter for the Hamilton Spectator for 17 years and wrote a lot of the local history stuff and did a lot on the Battle of Stoney Creek,” Elliott said. “I ended up quitting my job and it took me five years to finish the book. You spend an awful lot of time going through things, unproductive things, eliminating things. When you’re dealing with primary source material it’s almost always handwritten. You often spend lots of time deciphering. You’re usually dealing with a microfilm of an original document, sometimes it can take days just to get through a single letter.” Elliott said that he has a few ideas kicking around for another book, but nothing has been set in stone. “I have a few ideas that I’m kicking around, history-related. There are a couple of things I could do fairly quickly on the war of 1812, everything is in the past.” For more information on Strange Fatality, visit www.

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ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS UPDATE (received from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce) All businesses, including non-profit organizations, with at least one employee will have to comply with the customer service standard, a regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. It is essential to learn about your obligations as soon as possible to ensure your organization is in compliance and all your applicable staff are trained. The customer service standard will affect as many as 360,000 organizations across the province. Don’t wait till the last minute! Visit to complete the compliance toolkit and self-assessment test. For more information, contact: Roya Alaei, Project Officer 416-482-5222 ext. 238 Due to the number of requests we have received from our members as well as this information received from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Accessibility Standards Seminar in early 2011. We will keep you posted.

This seminar will review social media and its potential place in your business’ promotion strategy. Shelley will take a close look at a few of the most common social media portals (Facebook, Linked In, Myspace, Youtube) and explore their inherent business value. Shelley Montreuil has been building websites for over ten years both in static and dynamic formats. Shelley’s company, OnCouRSS Web Solutions, specializes in helping businesses to build websites which act as a tool rather than just an online brochure. As a professional musician, Shelley has been using social media to propel her online identity since the early days of myspace and email newsletters. Recently, Shelley has been retained by Algonquin College to teach special interest classes in both website development and social media. Space is limited so please register early! 613 267-3200 Where: Perth Manor Boutique Hotel When: February 9, 2011 • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cost: Members: $10.00 • Potential Members: $15.00 Note: A cash bar will be available during the recess

Would you like to be a vendor at the Festival of the Maples? If you would like to participate as a vendor at the Festival, there is still plenty of space available. You can display and sell your product on the main street of Perth! With thousands of people attending this Festival, it is a great opportunity to get your name out there. For complete details on being a vendor at the Festival, please contact Madeline at the Chamber office (613 267-3200.)

35th Annual Festival of the Maples • Saturday, April 30th, 2011 The excitement of the holidays has passed and here at the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, our thoughts are turning to spring and The Festival of the Maples. This year marks the 35th Annual, and the committee is hoping to make it the best one yet! Although you will soon be receiving phone calls and letters requesting your support through sponsorship and initiatives, we would like to let you know about some of the new things we are hoping to do this year so that everyone has a chance to be a part of this fantastic day. Sponsorship Packages: This year, we are looking at finding new ways to provide our generous sponsors with even more value for their sponsorship dollars. Our new sponsorship categories are: Grade AA - $800.00 + hst • Grade A - $500 + hst Grade B - $300 + hst • Grade C - $100 + hst Increasing our sponsorship dollars means that we are more able to promote our local businesses as well as our fabulous location to a broader audience, and it also allows us to make a great festival even better! There are only limited numbers of our Grade AA sponsorship packages available and these packages are the only ones that will include radio advertising both in Perth and Ottawa, along with all of the other benefits of sponsorship. All other sponsorship levels will include your logo and/or business name in local print media as well as in the entertainment flyer distributed throughout the Ottawa valley, stage announcements throughout the day, and signage depending on sponsorship level at the Festival itself.

The Chamber is providing a sweet and Sticky Stay and Dine Package to our Thousands of Visitors Thousands of people spend an entire day in Perth during the Festival of the Maples. Why not provide these visitors with the opportunity to stay the weekend, experience the delicious food and the warm hospitality that Perth has to offer, as well as have a chance to check out some of our local downtown merchants in a more relaxed atmosphere the next day? We are hoping that local restaurants and accommodation providers will be as excited as the Chamber is to showcase our local flavours and our fine Inns, B&Bs and Motels. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or would like to be included in the “Sweet and Sticky” promotion, don’t wait for us to call you! Call Jordan at the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce (613)267-3200. Look for our sponsorship packages to come out in the New Year. We hope to hear from many of you before the sap starts to run!


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH COUNTRY TOLE CREATIONS GIFT SHOP 60 Gore St. E., Perth • 613-267-5858 (written and submitted by Country Tole Creations Gift Shop) In the spring of 2003, sisters Donna Catchpaw, Betty Wynn and Judy King along with a friend, Phillis Ashton, decided to venture into a business partnership. Within a few weeks, “Country Tole Creations” was formed. Now, nearly eight years later, the business and partnership is thriving. There have been some changes over the years….most notably, due to the decline in the popularity of tole painting, classes are no longer available and the shop carries only a minimal selection of tole supplies and paints. However, this change in direction has allowed much more time and space for an expanded country themed gift section. Upon opening the front door at 60 Gore Street East, visitors to the shop are welcomed by the wonderful aroma of the many scents of Country Affair candles, Soy candles, WoodWick and Crossroads diffusers. For anyone looking to add some décor to their country home or cottage, they will always find affordably priced decorative plates, berry garlands and wreaths, Treenware, lanterns, mats, windchimes and so much more. Customers remark about the extensive selection of flags that are available year round. Special orders for country signboards and mosaic glass on glass windows can be arranged. As the seasons change, so does the merchandise; spring and summer brings exciting lawn and garden art, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, planters and trellises; the vivid fall wreaths and garlands move on as the snowmen, trees and ornaments appear for the Christmas season. The partners pride themselves on offering excellent customer service with that special friendly touch that only an involved store owner can give. Whether assisting one of their regular customers find that perfect addition for their home, or chatting with an out of country visitor who just happened to drop in, the girls at Country Tole Creations Gift Shop are happy to help. The friendly smiles are always free.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County Register a team today! You hear about Bowl for Kids every year, and maybe you participate or think about participating – but this year Big Brothers Big Sisters REALLY NEED YOU! BBBS has a hefty fundraising goal of $60,000 for this event in 2011. BBBS DOES NOT get government funding, so this event is critical to help them keep their programs going. With such a big goal, it’s all hands on deck. Please call the office to register your team today – you don’t need a big crowd, a lot of money, and you certainly don’t need to know how to bowl. Just get involved – every penny counts! Check out this link to enter a team, or donate Have questions? Call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 613-283-0570!

We Welcome Our Newest Members Bobs Lake Cottages 75 Burns Lane North Godfrey, Ontario Contact: Marla 215 546 2379 Several Cottage rentals on Bobs Lake The Café Hideaway 55 Foster St. Perth Contact: Cindy Lou Paul 613 267-0202 Homestyle cooking. Breakfast served all day. Lunch

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Look before you cross the tracks


ook before you leap, or cross the road. Or, as we saw last week, drive across railway tracks. On Jan. 5, a young man died when the vehicle he was driving collided with a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) freight train approximately 10 kilometres east of Smiths Falls. A passenger in the car was taken to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital with head injuries. The crossing is located on Wood Road, in rural Montague Township. There are no lights or a crossing gate there. This crossing is similar to many found across Lanark County. According to Transport Canada, there are 55,000 public, private and pedestrian railway crossings along our nation’s 48,000km of track. In 2006, 28 people were seriously injured at these crossings over 248 collisions. Amazingly, 50 per cent of vehicle/train collisions take place at crossings with active warning signals like lights, gates and bells. We may never know what happened in the minutes and seconds leading up to the collision, but an event like this is a timely reminder to us all to treat railway crossings with the delicate care they deserve. Remember, railway drivers cannot stop a train dead in its tracks. Transport Canada reports on its website that, “an average freight train travelling 100 km/h requires about 1.1 kilometres to stop. A passenger train travelling at 120 km/h requires about 1.6 kilometres to stop.” That’s roughly the length of 14 football fields. The CPR line that runs north-south through Lanark County, from Arnprior to Smiths Falls, has not seen traffic since this time last year. That does not mean we should be complacent. Until the tracks come up – and, hopefully, they will not – there is always the potential for trains to come around the corner. Remember to always look both ways as you approach a crossing, and never try and race a train, or drive around gates that are down, the price for being wrong is just not worth it.

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! David Smith correctly identified last week’s landmark as the stone wall beside Haggart House on Mill Street. This week’s local landmark helps provide a transportation route through Stewart Park.

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A few good things worth mentioning


n my last column I sounded a bit downbeat about the state of things, so I’d like to cast a ray of cheer by telling about some of the good things that have happened recently. For a start, where else in the world would seniors be invited, free of charge and with no underlying commercials, to a lovely Christmas dinner complete with Santa Claus? Who squeezed my hand when I told him what a good girl I’d been? This was such a wonderful thing for the Civitan Club of Perth to have arranged. It involved a lot of hard work, a really good meal and a happy atmosphere created by the lady members serving us in their red Santa hats, while their men-folk played seasonal music on stage. At each place setting a handmade card had been carefully created by the Junior Civitans, which we all took home, together with happy memories of a really warm-hearted occasion. On one snowy morning, as dear husb iced his poor old swollen knee, we looked outside and there was our brand new next door neighbour clearing our driveway, unasked, unpaid, purely from the goodness of his heart. So now we are blessed with wonderful neighbours on both sides, as the other couple, Pat and Dave, helped us get around and invited us to their Christmas open house. They even changed the date, jut for the two of us, since we still hoped to be away by then. It was these kind folk who helped the Rotary Club distribute reading glasses in Guatemala a while back. This is not surprising if you meet them, because they radiate goodwill.


BENDELL Settled In At about this time Ottawa friends rang to say they were coming over with another pair of good pals from Merrickville, to help us play “silly games” and catch up on things. We always refer to our dominoes, etc., as silly games in case anyone expects tense card games where people leap to their feet with cries of “You revoked!” Whatever that means. They are an artistic bunch – one pair has appeared on Regional Contact twice, and it’s a real pleasure to know them. The other two are pals we’ve known since I worked with the designer husband Chris (a long, long time ago it seems viewed from these restful retirement years) and his teacher wife Cathy, whom we met long before their older daughter was born and dear husb took her photograph when she was only four hours old. Now she’s grown up with a degree and a younger sister in her teens. And folks, neither couple have a television set. Nor do they miss it. At this point I am pausing to see if there is anything upbeat

to say about TV. We do watch it, it passes the time, but we don’t exactly salivate at upcoming programs. But this is intended to be an upbeat column so, maybe, just maybe, they will bring back New Tricks which would be something to look forward to each week. I do admire the professionalism of Canadian interviewer Steve Pakin and I still watch Wheel of Fortune when it isn’t suddenly replaced by the latest sporting event. I may be the only viewer in the world who doesn’t have a sporting gene, since the word “sport” became synonymous with winning at all costs even if players have to trip each other up, hit each other with sticks, or start punch-ups. All this, while terribly intense-looking coaches pace up and down, on the verge of nervous breakdowns. I grew up with the mantra “It isn’t whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Hmm. Maybe we should view the current sporting scene as a bit of a comedy. A farce even. By far the best memory of this past year is of the warmhearted goodness of my best friend and her family when we made it to Vancouver for Christmas. Our visit started with a colourful train ride through Stanley Park, created by their fire department. How those brave men managed to climb to the tops of really tall trees to string Christmas lights, I shall never know. We’ve taken the ride before but this latest display beat all. I’ll save other happy memories of our visit until later because I’m running out of space and I want to wish you all lots of really good things for 2011.

Scavenging cats Our cats, who I love dearly most of the time (ahem), have entered a new behavioural phase in their senior years. It is annoying as all heck. Regular readers will know I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with our cats. They are reasonably lovely creatures, and each of them has endearing features, but there are certain quirks I could do without. The kitties were our babies before we had human ones, so I carry great gobs of guilt over the fact my tolerance for their behaviour decreased once we had kids. I think the trouble started when I found myself cleaning up the daily hairball, cat hair tumbleweed and other surprises in the midst of changing diapers and doing baby-related tasks. For alleged “independent” creatures, there seemed to be a lot of labour. And that was before the serious health issues came along. The big tabby, MacGregor, has had long-term issues with his innards. I could go so far as to say this has been pretty much under control for quite a while thanks to special expensive food, daily doses of Metamucil and an occasional hit of an anti-anxiety drug, but that kind of boastfulness would be absolutely, ridiculously foolish. (Now that I have provided these details here, you can be sure my next column will be about a trip to the vet.) Then there’s Buster, the fluffy loud cat whose diabetes seems to be under control. Cool thing about cats? Diabetes can be reversed. So his version of special expensive food seems to have worked and I no longer have to give him two needles of insulin a day. (See above. It’s very stupid


GRAY Past Deadline to even breathe a word of these things out loud. I am clearly asking for trouble.) Obviously diet is a very important part of our cats’ lives. This is why the new behavioural phase I mentioned is so annoying. We never let our cats have table scraps. We’ve always had to be careful about how much to feed them, too, because they gorge. Most cats I have known are nibblers – you can fill up their food dishes at a certain point in the day and they will come over and nibble a bit, wander off, do cat things, wander back, nibble a little, etc. One dish could last the whole day. Our cats? Ha! They know exactly when it’s feeding time and they howl (especially Buster) to be fed. Not only that, but it doesn’t matter whether it’s wet food or dry food and whether it’s a lot or a little, the minute you set down a dish they gobble it within a couple of minutes. It’s crazy. You’d think they were starving to death,

but we haven’t reduced their diet in years. And that’s not even the issue. After years of reasonably good behaviour, things are changing. We never used to have a problem when it came to leaving, for example, our plates on the table for a few minutes after we finished eating dinner. Now, any hint of leftover food on any surface is fair game. They’re like scavengers when we leave the room. They never used to jump up on counters or tables, but now we catch them there all the time. Nothing is safe – they will lick plates and pots and pans. They eat any kind of scrap – whether it’s meat or crackers or even chocolate cake. Yes, chocolate cake. Very bad for cats – especially diabetic ones. Then, recently, they decided it would be great fun to start raiding the garbage. We’re in town. We use the green bin. There are no scraps in our garbage bag under the sink, but we figure they smell stuff on, for example, nonrecyclable wrappers we throw away. We often enter the kitchen to find the cupboard door under the sink flung open, and occasionally there is garbage on the floor. Not good. So guess what? We’ve had to reinstall a childproof latch on the cupboard door, even though our kids are nine and five and our cats are senior citizens. That will mesh nicely with the various cat deterrents we will have to install along the counter and kitchen table. I’m thinking barbed wire? I hear it’s all the rage.

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A sign of the tines during the winter months


his is a good year to go poking around the back woods looking for discarded deer antlers. The relatively light snow cover up till now makes not only the travelling easy, but increases the chances of finding at least part of one of last season’s buck racks. And the reason you’ll not likely find a matching set is because they are separate formations and a male deer doesn’t drop both sides at the same time. A winter of light snow accumulation also does not restrict the deer herd to as small a traditional yarding area, so these annually-dropped antlers may be spread out over greater distances.

Actually, the practice of a buck deer dropping its antlers is, in a way, another conservation measure. Along about the end of November, the deer start to change their feeding habits from grazing to browsing. They move around a lot less and they yard up in areas that are wind protected, have a good sunny exposure, and a plentiful food supply. The yarding factor packs the snow down on the trails, making travel easier and less strenuous between the food supply and the sheltered resting areas. Gradually the blood supply to the antlers is cut off, the knob anchoring the antlers in the animal’s head socket shrinks, and the racks


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors drop off. There is no need to supply blood to a set of tines used primarily for adversary skirmishes in the breeding

season. Sometimes, when I see a buck with only half a set of antlers, I can’t help but wonder what a shock it must have been to the animal to suddenly lose half of its hat rack. Not quite as bad as an aircraft losing one wing, mind you, but more closely resembling a sulky losing a wheel. And if a big buck deer’s balance is somewhat upset at this annual parting, just think of what a large bull moose experiences when half of its huge rack comes tumbling down each winter. With a healthy deer herd in many areas, one may wonder why more of these so called “weapons of the woods” are not found. The truth is that many animals, including deer themselves, chew these discarded antlers for the calcium they


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Deer comes to hunter’s home for help Dear Editor, On Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 9:10 p.m., my wife looked out the window to see a large doe going in circles in the yard. Then she discovered there was a large grey wolf chasing the deer. We have a dusk to dawn light in this very area that lights up the yard for 200 feet. This wolf was determined to kill the doe, but she kept facing it down and the wolf was constantly trying to get around behind her. The wolf, I think, became aware of our presence in the window less than 30 feet away and slunk into the shadows, giving the deer the oppor-

tunity to rest by the shed. She then ran down into the bush and soon came up on the other side of the garage and we could see the wolf peering around the end of the garage. She leaped over the railing and back to the centre of the yard and waited there about 10 minutes. At this time we could see that she was favouring one hind leg where the wolf had got a rip at her. She then took a run for it in the other direction and shortly thereafter the wolf came out, crossed in front of the garage and went back down where she had first went in the bush. There was no way at any time

that I could have got a shot at this wolf as it was too close to the buildings, and also I was afraid to panic the deer and have her run out onto the ice, where he would surely be able to get her down. After she ran off, I went out and fired fine-shot into the air to frighten the wolf. The next night at dusk we saw a deer on the ice being chased by two wolves! I would like to warn people at this time to be careful when walking alone in this area as the wolves are getting very bold. Jess Crosbie Flower Station

Radon indoors: ’tis the season to test available. Long-term testing is recommended for a more accurate indication of your average exposure. • Place the radon detector in a suitable location, typically the lowest area of the house where your family spends more than four hours per day, maybe a basement bedroom or lower-level family room. • When the testing period is over, return the detector in the self-addressed envelope. In a couple of weeks you will receive your home’s radon report. Health Canada recommends you take action to reduce the radon levels if the test results are above 200 Bq/m3. As a home owner, you

may wish to take action even at lower concentrations. The Ontario Lung Association is a committed expert and advocate on lung health and is urging all Ontarians to test their home for radon. Speak to one of its certified respiratory educators at 1-888344-5864 for more information or to get a copy of Health Canada’s brochure, Radon: What You Need to Know. You can also get a copy of the brochure online at www.on.lung. ca/radon, or from Health Canada by calling 1-800-O-Canada. The above article was submitted by The Lung Association.


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SEALED TENDERS, on forms supplied by The Corporation of the County of Lanark Public Works Department, will be received by the Director of Public Works, at his office, at 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, Ontario, until 1:30:00 p.m. local time, on January 26th, 2011, as shown below. Tenders will be opened, in public, at the Public Works Building immediately following closing. Contract #PW-C-01-2011-11-E0 • Glen Isle Bridge Rehabilitation The scope of the work includes the removal of the existing two span steel pony truss superstructure and installation of new structural steel girders and concrete deck, with all associated works, including the construction of an onsite temporary detour road. Contract #PW-C-02-2011-11-E0 • County Road #7 and County Road #10, County Road #17 and County Road #511 Micro-surfacing Micro-surfacing Type II 248,200 Square Metres Fibreglass SAMI 14,000 Square Metres Geotextile SAMI 14,000 Square Metres Hot Mix HL3 150 Tonnes Asphalt Milling 1,050 Square Metres Contract #PW-C-05-2011-11-E0 • County Road #6 Rehabilitation Equipment Rentals 170 Hours Granular “M” Quarry Source 10,000 Tonnes Culvert Installation 101 Metres Pulverizing 39,000 Square Metres Restoration 59,000 Square Metres Hot Mix HL3 3,725 Tonnes Double Surface Treatment 14,350 Square Metres Contract #PW-C-06-2011-11-E0 • County Road #12 Rehabilitation Equipment Rentals 530 Hours Granular “M” Quarry Source 12,000 Tonnes Granular “M” 4,000 Tonnes Granular “B” Type II 6,000 Tonnes Culvert Installation 120 Metres Pulverizing 36,000 Square Metres Restoration 55,000 Square Metres Hot Mix HL3 5,400 Tonnes Contract #PW-C-07-2011-11-E0 County Road #16 and County Road #511 Rehabilitation Equipment Rentals 835 Hours Granular “M” Quarry Source 4,300 Tonnes Culvert Installation 63 Metres Pulverizing 8,400 Square Metres Restoration 11,050 Square Metres Double Surface Treatment 19,000 Square Metres Granular “M” 3,000 Tonnes Granular “B” Type II 2,600 Tonnes Contract #PW-C-08-2011-11-E0 County Road #11 and County Road #17 Rehabilitation Equipment Rentals 215 Hours Granular “M” Quarry Source 5,200 Tonnes Culver Installation 119 Metres Pulverizing 15,600 Square Metres Restoration 22,600 Square Metres Hot Mix HL3 1,425 Tonnes Double Surface Treatment 9,800 Square Metres



Contract #PW-C-09-2011-11-E0 Supply and Place of Shoulder Gravel Granular “M” – Quarry Source 11,000 Tonnes

Tay Valley Township Council will host a public meeting to receive feedback with regard to proposed revisions to the Township’s by-law governing the proceedings of the Council and its Committees.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:00 pm Council Chamber, 217 Harper Road Your participation at this meeting is welcome and encouraged. Copies of the draft by-law are available through the Clerk’s office during regular business hours from Monday to Friday or on the Township’s website at The by-law is expected to be given three readings and adopted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.


What you can’t see, smell or taste can be harmful. If you’re like most Canadians, you’re home is your biggest investment. As a homeowner, you want your home to be well maintained and safe for you and your family. There is however, an unwelcome visitor that can seep in through cracks in walls and foundations and pose a serious health threat. It’s called radon and it’s time you put it on your radar. Radon is a colourless, odourless gas and is produced from the natural breakdown of uranium in rocks and soils. When radon is released to the outside air, it is diluted and poses no health risk. However, in your home, radon can build up to high levels that over time, when inhaled, can damage the cells that line your lungs. During the winter months, Canadians tend to seal their homes more tightly in an effort to keep warmer air in and colder air out, but this can allow the buildup of indoor air pollutants such as radon. Long-term exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada; for smokers, the risk is even higher. The only way to know if your home has high radon levels is to test it. While levels can vary throughout the year, Health Canada recommends testing for at least three months during seasons when doors and windows are typically closed. For most Canadians, that’s the winter months. Radon testing is easy and inexpensive. Follow these three steps: • Purchase your home radon test kit from major retailers such as Home Hardware, WalMart and Home Depot or online from various companies. Shortterm and long-term tests are

contain. In olden times, the fallacy often persisted that deer and other ungulates that annually shed their antlers buried them. Some of this folk-lore probably originated when deer were observed rubbing their racks on heavy cover trying to dislodge them. When you are out on one of these sunny days for a winter ramble, keep an eye out for these discarded deer racks. Remember, if they are a natural shed, they will have a little socket on one end where it was attached to the skull. Other antlers you might discover are broken off from fighting or because of a collision with a vehicle, or even a tree. But just think. Even that half section of unmarked antler you now hold in your hand was once just a little bump on a big buck’s head.

DATED 6th day of January, 2011 Robert Tremblay, Clerk tel: 800-810-0161 or 613-267-5353, Ext. 130

Plans, Specifications, Forms of Tender may be obtained: • Online (FREE Download) at • At The Corporation of the County of Lanark Public Works Building, or by mail, for a non-refundable fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) each, inclusive of HST. The fee must be paid ($50.00) prior to the package(s) being picked up or mailed from the County. Cheques should be made payable to the “County of Lanark”. The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. Contract awards are contingent upon the 2011 budget approval of The Corporation of the County of Lanark. The Corporation of the County of Lanark Public Works Building 99 Christie Lake Road P.O. Box 37, Perth, ON, K7H 3E2 Attention: Steve Allan, P. Eng., Director of Public Works Telephone: 613-267-1353 E-Mail:


Municipal Connection Overnight Winter Parking Restrictions

The Town of Perth enforces overnight parking restrictions 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 (12:01 a.m.) and 0600 hours (6:00

a.m.) 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 (12:01 a.m.) and 0600 hours (6:00 a.m.) 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.

SEEKING CITIZEN MEMBERSHIP FOR THE TOWN OF PERTH COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL 2011 – 2014 TERM The Town of Perth continues to seek membership to serve on the following Committee/Advisory Panel of the Council for the term 2011-2014:


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Committee of the Council 1. Committee of Adjustment and Property Standards Committee 2. Recreation Advisory Panel

Note: The qualifications required and terms for each of the Committees of the Council listed above can be found in the associated Terms of Reference located on the Town’s website at To qualify, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, a resident or taxpayer of Perth, unless otherwise stated in the associated Terms of Reference. Interested applicants are asked to complete and submit an “Applications to Serve on Committees of the Council of the Town of Perth” (made available at the Town Hall and on the Town’s website) to the Town Clerk, 80 Gore St. E. by January 20th, 2011. For further information, please contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311.


PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Municipal Act, Section 283, the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Perth will be reviewing By-law No. 3769, being a by-law to establish the one-third of Council remuneration as expenses incident to the discharge of Council duties, at a public meeting. Please be advised that this review shall take place at the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting, being held on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, at 5:15 p.m., in the Town Hall Council Chambers located on the second floor at 80 Gore St. E. Any individual wishing to appear before the Committee of the Whole should register with the Clerk before 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. For further information contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311.

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families. Callery has opened for acts such as Blue Rodeo and The Wilkinsons. more information Kemptville’s Wilberforce, who is one For Visit: of the members of Foster’s current band, OR Call: Doubleback, will also be featured on 1.877.298.8288 vocals, bass guitar and piano. Wilberforce has opened for many of Canada’s top performers, and currently fronts a Keith Urban tribute act called Urban. And Foster’s third musical friend is McCullough, one of eastern Ontario’s top guitar players, and a much sought-after recording session player. McCullough has toured with Jason McCoy, and is one of the finest guitar players you’ll hear anywhere. “With all of us playing, singing lead and doing harmonies, the songs are very full sounding, especially with the amazing acoustics in the Studio Theatre,” says Foster. “These are three of the best musicians I have ever worked with, and they are also great friends. This show is definitely going to be a highlight for us as performers, being able to play together and showcase our own creations.” Don’t miss the Songs From The Valley concert series, featuring Foster on Jan. 21, Piticco on March 25, and Wells/Richard & Bytown Bluegrass on May 20. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Studio Theatre, overlooking the Tay Basin. A pass for all three concerts in the series is just $50, or you can purchase tickets for individual concerts for $20. Tickets are available in person at Tickets Please (39 Foster St.) in Perth, or by phone at 613485-6434 (a convenience fee applies.) Tickets will also be on sale at the upcoming Perth’s Got Talent show at the Studio Theatre on Jan. 15.


Wade Foster kicks off Songs From The Valley The Ottawa Valley has a musical heritage all its own, and thanks to the artistry of some very gifted local entertainers, our music is thriving like never before. In fact, over the next several weeks fans can enjoy a smorgasbord of great Valley music, thanks to a three-concert series called Songs From The Valley, a collaboration between The Friends of the Stewart Park Festival and the Studio Theatre. On Jan. 21 at 8 p.m., Wade Foster brings his famous fiddle and acoustic guitar to the Studio Theatre for the first of the three concerts. Then on March 25, multiple CCMA “Guitar Player Of The Year” winner Steve Piticco takes the stage. And on May 20 it’s Neville Wells/John Richard & Bytown Bluegrass, a band that has been creating great bluegrass, country and folk music for more than 35 years. But Jan. 21 is definitely Foster’s night, and he won’t be coming alone – he’ll be joined by well-known friends Jeff Callery, John Wilberforce and Shawn McCullough, for an evening of unforgettable Valley musicianship. The show will begin with instrumental and vocal songs from Foster’s new CD, Sounds Like Home. He’ll then be joined on stage by Callery, Wilberforce and McCullough, taking turns doing their own original tunes in a casual “songwriter’s circle”-style performance. Callery is a popular Ottawa Valley singer/songwriter who had his own band, Jeff Callery and Runaway Train. Callery’s song “The Call” was recorded by Canadian country artist Terra Oram, and can be downloaded on the Wounded Warriors webpage, supporting injured members of our armed forces and their


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DANCING UP A STORM Lois Webster performs a clog to the music of the Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra in front of a packed house at the Maberly Hall on Jan. 9. It was the last Christmas concert for long-time conductor Carolyn Stewart. Kassina Ryder photo

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is calling on the people of Perth and surrounding communities to put on their bowling shoes and strike up some cash in Bowl for Kids 2011 on Feb. 26. This year, BBBS has set its fundraising goal at $60,000, so the organization is calling for assistance from surrounding communities more than ever. “It’s one-third of our annual revenue,” said Jennifer Miller, executive director of BBBS. “It’s always been a big chunk of our fundraising. We’ve been growing so much, and we need to pay for that growth.” Miller said the average team raises about $350 and the event usually draws

around 500 bowlers. “It takes place in the bowling alleys in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place, so we encourage people from all over Lanark County to come and support us,” Miller said. The BBBS’ Bowl for Kids fundraiser has been taking place in Lanark County for 31 years. “Agencies across the country run the event, it’s kind of our signature event,” Miller said. “Register a team, get involved and help us out. It doesn’t need to be a certain number of people on a team, and there’s no minimum amount of money that needs to be raised. It’s for a good cause, it’s about helping kids.” For more information, call 613-283-0570, or to enter a team or donate, visit www.


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Bob Spelled Backwards bringing unique brand of music to McDonalds Corners shortly after they recorded their neverreleased CD, When God Was Just A Little Girl. A life-saving transplant put Danny on the road to recovery, and they began writing again, and with the youngest three of their five children, have been performing as Bob Spelled Backwards for the past couple of years. Their new material fuses traditional folk, country blues, ballads, mountain music, reggae and good old-fashioned train songs. Danny and Kathy continue to appear occasionally as a duo, under the moniker of The Dharma Bums. Margaret Sullivan (23) and Japhy Sullivan (14) have their own solo acts, and Noah (16) and Japhy Sullivan have recently begun to perform together as The Lonesome Brothers. Bob Spelled Backwards will appear at the MERA Schoolhouse at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance from Tickets Please (service charge applies). They can be ordered by phone at 613-485-6434 or online at For more information, call 613268-2376 or email shakeyacres@hotmail. com.

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The first concert of the new year at MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners will feature Bob Spelled Backwards, a “quirky folk-country-psychedelicblues” band comprised of members of Tay Valley Township’s Dorner-Sullivan family. The emerging intergenerational band has played recently in Ottawa and Peterborough, but is looking forward to its next appearance on its “home turf.” Four of the five band members live at Shakey Acres, the family’s home, between Fallbrook and Maberly. Bob Spelled Backwards is either a family folk music collective or a band with multiple personality disorder, depending on your point of view. A quintet of family members, Bob Spelled Backwards is also an umbrella under which a number of offshoots and scions have developed recently. Danny Sullivan and Kathy Dorner, parents of the clan, have been writing songs and performing together for 25 years and were the nucleus of a Windsorbased folk-rock band called the Dharma Bums in the early 1990s. A life-threatening illness sidelined their musical career

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Sunday, Jan. 16 11:00 a.m. - Worship service and Sunday school multi-age program. Nursery available. Coffee hour Friday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries, Audio loop system • 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!


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

Sunday, Jan. 16 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “Christ the Light of the World” (John 8:12). Nursery provided. All welcome. Wednesday, Jan. 19 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer. Next Community Dinner Saturday, Jan. 29 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Donations accepted. Need a ride? 613-267-2023



















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Sunday, Jan. 16 8 a.m.: said Eucharist; 10 a.m.: Holy Baptism In the St. James lower Hall (accessible from Beckwith St.) 2nd Saturday of the month: Community Dinner 3rd Thursday of the month: 5:30 p.m. with supper: Messy Church for young families Skater Church Friday, Jan. 14: 5:30 p.m.






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“These things have I wrien unto you … that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13 Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread 11:15 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Gospel Meeting Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Thursdays, 7 p.m. Perth Bible Hour in the Stewart School library. For transportation, call 613-267-3012 or 268-2616

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The family of the late Jean Cox wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone for their kindness, flowers, food, phone calls, donations and loving support in our time of sorrow. Special thanks to the staff at Lanark Lodge for the wonderful care she received, Rev. Grace Vaters for a touching service, great-grandson Cody for a memorable eulogy, seven great-grandsons as pallbearers for a job well done. Special thanks to Stewart Blair and staff for their professional services.

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May we send our heartfelt thanks to all who gave so generously of their kindness and sympathy in the death of our loved and respected wife, mother and grandmother, Marlene Duncan. We wish to thank our community of neighbours and friends for their many acts of kindness, words of comfort, messages of sympathy and good meals. Much appreciated were the caring services of Kathy Fyke, her team of dedicated nurses and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre. Special thanks to Dr. Leigh Wahay for her home visits and special attention by the staff at the Lanark Community Health Centre. Sincerely, Bob Duncan and family

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Dylan A. Ryan In hospital, in Ottawa, following a long, courageous battle with Muscular Dystrophy, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the age of 20 years. Dylan was the cherished son of Kerry and Penny (Wells) Ryan of Perth, loved brother of Dustin, grandson of Brian and Rejeanne Wells and Cork and the late Rose Ryan of Perth, nephew and cousin of Robin (Tracey) Wells (Cody & Brady) of Carleton Place, Curtis (Gay) Ryan (Katie, Kyle and Mackenzie) of Brockville, Heather Duncan (Matthew, Tyler, Kristie and Nick) of Perth and Shelley Ryan of Ottawa. He will be sadly missed by his special aunt Bev Ryan, many family and friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Society would be appreciated.

Frizell Margaret Mary Frizell Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in her 97th year. Margaret was predeceased by her parents James and Mary (Doyle) Frizell and her brothers Jim and Leslie Frizell; she will be sadly missed by her nephew Brian Frizell, niece Barbara Frizell Bear and cousins Danny Doyle and Susan (Dan) Murphy. Margaret will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth, on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Interment, St. Johns Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to St. John’s Church or fund of one’s choice would be appreciated.


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Ayshford Thomas E. Ayshford Peacefully, at Kingston on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Thomas Edward Ayshford (retired planner, maintenance department, Air Canada) in his 85th, year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (Horne) Ayshford. Loved father of Michael (Micheline) Harrison of Montreal; cherished grandfather of Sandra, Patrick (Nancy) and Mark (Anna) Harrison and great grandfather of Ryan, Kendra, Philip, Ethan, Chance, Lana and Kovi. Dear brother of Francis (Val), James (Deena) and the late Bernard Ayshford. Tom’s wit and knowledge will be missed by all. At the request of the departed, services will be held privately. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society can be made. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth, 613267-3765.

Dodd Phyllis Irene Dodd (nee Jenkinson) In hospital, in Kingston, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in her 90th year. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Hilyard G. Dodd; she was the loved mother of Cora (James) Young of Ottawa, grandmother of Sean, Mark, Michelle, Shana, Kelly and families. She was predeceased by sisters Beatrice Sitz, Addie Stephenson, Evelyn Caldwell and Marie Easton and brothers Ivan, George, Cecil and Harry Jenkinson. Phyllis will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, on Thursday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 12 noon followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment Zealand Anglican Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the foundation of the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, or the Kingston General Hospital would be appreciated. Phyllis’ family would like to thank the staff of Kingston General Hospital and the Perth Hospital for their care and compassion.


Roydon Douglas James

Doug went home to be with the Lord on the day of his 73rd birthday, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Roydon Douglas James, dear son of the late Roy G. and the late Edith James (née McInnes). Doug was the cherished husband and best friend of Ruth (née White), of Harper, and the treasured and proud father of his sons; Brian (Sally) James, of Maberly, Gerald (Marilyn) James, of Kanata, Richard (Debbie) James, of Balderson, and Gary (Darlene) James, of Playfairville. Mr. James was a caring and nuturing grandfather to: Eric, Amanda, Jason, Matthew, and Melisa, and a doting and caring great-grandfather to Shyann, Connor, Gavin and Ryley. Doug was also predeceased by his siblings; Donnie, Betty, Linda, and Jackie, as well as, his brother-in-law Art (late Joyce) Code. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his brothers and sisters; Allan (Dorothy) James, of Marmora, Lawrence (Margaret) James, of Smiths Falls, Eileen (John) Striha, of Port Coquitlam, BC, Wilma (late John) Linton, of Perth, Evelyn (late Michael) Bennett, of Sydenham, and Lorna (Rowland) Thompson, of Harper. Also left to mourn his loss, is his sister-in-law Joan (late Alfred) Skaug. Mr. James will be truly missed by his many nephews, nieces, and many friends. Rested at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria St. in Perth. Final visitation took place on Sunday, Jan. 9 from 11:30 a.m. until service time in the O’Dacre Family Chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation followed, with an interment of ashes to take place at Elmwood Cemetery, in the spring of 2011. For those wishing, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County would be appreciated. Mr. James’ funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth, 613-267-3082. CL22657

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Draw winners Perth Lions Club “300 Club” draw Winners in the Perth Lions Club “300 Club” draw for the week of Dec. 24, 2010, were: Edie Cordick, Rene Saumur, Barrie Coutts, Mathew Barnabe and The Band. Winners for the week of Jan. 8, 2011, were: Kathy Farrar, Carolyn Whitehouse, R. and W. Sweeney, Anthony Hill and Elmer Dowdall.

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Water. Is it a commercial good, like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or a human right, like air? Those are the questions asked in the film Water on the Table. Liz Marshall, the director, takes us on the road with Maude Barlow during 2008 and 2009 after she became the UN senior advisor on water, as she works to preserve threatened freshwater systems in towns all over Canada. The film captures the public face of Barlow as well as the unscripted woman behind the scenes as it explores Canada’s relationship to its fresh water, our most precious natural resource. Continuing in their series about water and its importance to our communities, the Friends of the Tay Watershed, in association with the Canadian Federation of University Women, will present the film on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Myriad Centre for the Arts in the Old Shoe Factory, Sherbrooke Street, Perth. Special guest will be Emma Lui, national water campaigner with the Council of Canadians. Water on the Table also presents several dramatic opposing arguments. Barlow’s critics consider her an alarmist and say the best way to protect water is

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Local calendar of events for Perth and area

Saturday, Jan. 15 • Perth’s Got Talent starts at 8 p.m. at the Perth Studio Theatre. Tickets are available at www.tick or call 613-485-6434. • 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. • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club will host a shepherd’s pie dinner, homemade dessert and Chinese auction at 5 p.m. at its clubhouse (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend. • St. Paul’s United Church (25 Gore St. W.) will host a community dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark will be hosting a monthly birthday party. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. and all musicians are welcome. A light lunch will be served. • Ambush will be playing at the Perth Civitan Hall at 8 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 17 • Is there a prescription painkiller addiction problem in our rural community? A meeting to discuss this issue will be held at the PerthUpon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 at 6:30 p.m. A panel of experts will provide information and answer questions. • The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 will host

ery Friday at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 • The Royal Canadian Legion • The Perth-Upon-Tay Royal CanaBranch 395 in Lanark will host a dian Legion Branch 244 will host monthly euchre party at 7:30 p.m. carpet bowling at 1 p.m. Prizes and a light lunch will be Friday, Jan. 28 served. • The Snow Road Snowmobile Saturday, Jan. 22 Club will host a meeting at 7:30 • The Royal Canadian Legion p.m. at its clubhouse (1106 GemBranch 395 in Lanark is hosting a mills Rd.). chicken and chips dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 All are welcome. • The fourth annual Smiths Falls Sunday, Jan. 23 and District Crime Stoppers fund• In honour of Robbie Burns Day, raising dance and silent auction an afternoon of Scottish celebra- will take place from 8 p.m. to 12 tion will take place at the Mid- a.m. at the Smiths Falls Royal Cadleville Community Centre from nadian Legion Branch 95. There 2 to 4:30 p.m. There will be bag- will be a musical performance by pipes, highland dancing, Celtic the Doherty Brothers Band. Tickfiddle tunes and a Scottish song- ets are $10. Tickets are available fest, along with a taste of haggis, at the Smiths Falls and District cock-a-leekie soup, dessert, cof- Chamber of Commerce (77 Beckfee, soft drinks and a wee dram with St. N.), Impression Printing of whiskey. Admission is $10 per (55 Abbott St. N.) or at the door. adult and $5 per child (children • The Snow Road Snowmobile aged five and under are free). For Club will host a fundraiser breakinformation, contact Margo at fast from 8 to 11 a.m. at its club613- 256-5474 or Heather at 613-259- house (1106 Gemmills Rd.). Everyone is welcome to attend. 2904.

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tion, contact Carleen at 613-8124474. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. • A film called Water on the Table will be shown at the Myriad Centre for the Arts in the old Brown Shoe Factory on Sherbrooke Street in Perth at 7 p.m. The event will feature special guest Emma Lui, the national water campaigner for the Council of Canadians. For more information, contact Gillian Scobie at • A presentation on “Lanark’s Leaping Lizards” will be shown at Wednesday, Jan. 19 the Almonte United Church at 7:30 • The Perth Historical Society p.m. The presentation is part of will host a presentation on the the Mississippi Valley Field Natustory of Colonel Myers and ralists’ public lecture series. Perth’s Mount Myers, overlookFriday, Jan. 21 ing the town from the prestigious courthouse and church quarter • The first concert of the “Songs of early Perth, with Mike Jaques. from the Valley” concert series beIt will be held at the Perth Mu- gins at 8 p.m. at the Perth Studio seum (11 Gore St. E.) at 7:30 p.m. Theatre. Musicians Wade Foster, Jeff Callery, John Wilberforce and Admission is $2. • Lanark County Bee Keepers’ As- Shawn McCullough will kick off sociation and the National Farm- the series. Proceeds go to the ers Union will present a docu- Friends of the Stewart Park Fesmentary called The Vanishing of tival and to the Studio the Bees at McMartin House in Perth Theatre. Tickets Perth at 7 p.m. are available at Thursday, Jan. 20 w w w. t i c k e t s • “The Butterfly Fan Club”, also or call known as the Perth and District 613-485-6434. Breast Cancer Support Group, • Euchre will will host a meeting at the Perth be held at the Family Health Centre at 33 Lewis Toledo Legion St. from 7 to 9 p.m. For informa- Branch 475 ev-

carpet bowling at 1 p.m. • Divorce Care meetings will take place at the Asbury Free Methodist Church at 144 Gore St. E. in Perth every Monday at 7 p.m. Anyone can join the meetings at anytime. For more information call 613-267-2345. • The annual general meeting of the Maberly Agricultural Society and election of directors will be held at the Maberly Community Hall at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only paying members will be eligible to vote.


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Members of the Perth Jaycees present a cheque for $1,500 to members of the accessibility fundraising committee of the Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 on Jan. 5. The committee is raising funds to make the branch wheelchair accessible. From left, Betty-Anne Lawlor, committee member, Ted Moss, committee chair, Mary Lou Brankin, committee member, Damon Ferrier, Perth Jaycee and Colin Warwick, Perth Jaycee. Kassina Ryder photo

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Mike Brown meet makes splash in Perth BY KASSINA RYDER Over 221 athletes from across Eastern Ontario descended on Perth last weekend to participate in the Mike Brown Invitational Heats and Finals swim meet. Swimmers from locations including Kingston, Ottawa, Deep River, Arnprior, Perth and Ernestown all competed, meet manager Wendy Dupuis said. Some were there to qualify for future regional swim meets, while others were there to try to get the best time possible. “These kids come determined to get certain times and do well,” Dupuis said. “They want to see an improvement in their times. The kids really work hard.” Approximately 1,200 swims took place over the weekend. Perth Stingrays such as Dakota Plant, 17, Bailey Andison, 13, and Olivia Ellard, 12, did particularly well, head coach Rod Agar said. They each qualified for the Ontario Provincial Championships and won a number of events over the weekend. Plant won first place in both the male aged 15 and over 100 breaststroke short course finals and the 200-m breaststroke short

Perth Stingray Dakota Plant competed at the Mike Brown Swim Invitational Heats and Finals swim meet held from Jan. 7 to 9 at the Perth and Distrcit Indoor Swimming Pool. Plant swam his way to first-place finishes in the 100-metre and 200-m breaststroke, in the aged 15 and over category. The event was hosted by the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club. Kassina Ryder photo course finals. Andison won first place in both the 13 to 14 year old female 100 breaststroke short course finals and the 200 breast-

stroke short course finals and Ellard placed first in the female 11 to 12 year old 100 freestyle short course finals, the 800 freestyle

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Perth Lanark Minor Midget Rep squad heads into 2011 with pair of victories BY JANICE LEPAGE The Perth Lanark Minor Midget Rep team played four closely-matched league games in December. On Dec. 5, the Wings hosted the Brockville Braves at the Perth and District Community Centre and battled to a 3-3 tie. It was a fast-paced, enjoyable game until the third period, when the officials handed out a bunch of penalties. Travis Henderson, Jakob Erwin and Cody King netted Perth’s three goals, with Jacob Lyon, Dakota Henry, Erwin and Colin Leeflang (2) picking up the assists. The next week, the boys played the Cornwall Colts in Cornwall. It was another close game until the last half of the third period, when the Wings’ offence broke out and scored three goals to topple the Colts 6-2. Evan Noonan, Leeflang (2), Aaron Moore (2) and Henry put the Wings on the scoreboard with Leeflang, Brock Liko (2), Tom Coyne (2), Henderson, Henry and Moore picking up the assists. The Kemptville Panthers visited the Wings in Lanark on Dec. 17.

The Panthers pounced on the Wings with their aggressive style of play, but it only energized the Perth team. The Wings had a 2-0 lead by the end of the second period. Lyon and Leeflang scored the goals with the help of Erwin, Hunter Rombough, King and Noonan. Kemptville scored in the third period, but the Wings answered back. Coyne scored with help from linemates Erwin and Henderson. Two minutes later, Kemptville scored again, but Leeflang, assisted by Erwin, scored a mere five seconds later to seal the 4-2 win. On Dec. 22, the squad traveled to Long Sault to play South Stormont for the first this season. It was a bit of a goal fest between the two teams, with 13 pucks finding the back of the net. Perth Lanark edged out the opposition by a score of 7-6. Goals were scored by Henry, Lyon (2), Leeflang (2), King and affiliated player, Brett Harrigan. Erwin, King, Leeflang, Henry and Harrigan (2) picked up the assists.

events. Every single swimmer on all the teams did an amazing job, Agar said. “The kids swam incredibly well, they all swam above and beyond,” Agar said. “We always hope for improvement, and they exceeded that by a factor of 100 per cent.” Dupuis said the many volunteers that donate their time make the meet a success. It takes about 40 volunteers to run just one session, including everything from watching to make sure swimmers are performing strokes correctly, timing the swimmers, marshalling them to the starting block and inputting data into a database that keeps track of the swim times. Volunteers also feed participants breakfast, lunch and supper throughout the entire weekend, Dupuis said. “It’s a lot of volunteers, lots of parents and the pool staff, the pool staff is just wonderful to work with,” Dupuis said. Agar said watching the swimmers reach their personal goals was worth all the hard work. “You know exactly why you’re coaching,” he said. “It makes it all worthwhile.”

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Valley Division Team Perth Blue Wings Arnprior Packers Almonte Thunder Renfrew Timberwolves Stittsville Royals Shawville Pontiacs

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L 7 12 14 16 19 25

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Upcoming Blue Wings games Perth at Arnprior, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Almonte at Perth, Jan. 16, 1:30 p.m. Perth at Shawville, Jan. 21 8 p.m. Perth at Almonte, Jan. 22 7:30 p.m. Perth at Renfrew, Jan. 28 8 p.m.

Junior achievement benefits Sens prospects By Rob Brodie The letter on his jersey alone suggested Jared Cowen was indeed a different young man on the most glittery of hockey stages. It is only the beginning of the reasons why the 2011 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gave the Ottawa Senators plenty of reason to smile about some of their best young prospects. Take the performance of Cowen, the Senators’ top pick (ninth overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, who was a major force on the Team Canada blue line in its run to the gold-medal game against Russia at HSBC Arena in Buffalo.

And what a major step forward at this level it has been for the 65, 230-pound Cowen, who didn’t have nearly the same impact at his first WJC a year ago in his home province of Saskatchewan. But it’s clear he learned from the experience, as bittersweet as it became at times. “Jared didn’t play as big a role (in the 2010 WJC), but it prepared him for this year,” said Randy Lee, the Senators’ director of player development and hockey administration. “He’s been a key guy and to be an assistant captain is huge. (Team Canada head coach) Dave Cameron talked to me about him and he was impressed with his atti-

tude and leadership.” Cowen also displayed the kind of game the Senators want to see when he eventually earns a fulltime spot on their roster, perhaps as early as next season. “His straight-line speed was a lot better, his stick (position) was really good when he was defending guys and I thought he played with more of an edge,” said Lee, who was in Buffalo for the early portion of the WJC. “He cleared the crease tougher, he was hard on guys in the corner and he shut the cycle down just by closing the gap, finishing checks hard and separating guys from the puck. “It was a great thing for him because that’s where he’s going to be in the NHL. He’s going to be a big, tough shutdown (defenceman) with some offence. It’s been a great experience for him.” Senators management was also pleased with its decision to loan netminder Robin Lehner to Sweden, which dropped a 4-2 decision to the United States in the bronzemedal game. The organization’s top goaltending prospect blanked Russia 2-0 during the round-robin portion of the event and endured a pair of pressure-packed shootouts, including a 6-5 victory over Cana-

da on New Year’s Eve. “The biggest thing we thought is (let’s) put him on the world stage against some of the best players and see how he responds to the challenge,” said Lee. “Every game is a pressure game and you have to play in games where it’s suddendeath, basically. It’s a good experience for him, so we thought that would be great. “As long as we knew he was going to play a lead role and a key role, we thought it was going to be perfect for him ... I saw some of the Russian game and I thought he played very well. He stood on his head and made big saves. There were times when (the Russians) went post to post and I thought ‘this is a goal,’ but he came across and made the save. He was huge in that game.” Lehner, who returned to the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators after the tournament, has embraced everything this WJC has thrown at him. “I’m very happy they gave me the chance because this is my country and I wanted to be there for them,” Lehner, a second-round pick (46th overall) in the 2009 draft, told reporters after shutting

out Russia. “This is a great experience, an incredible feeling.” Meanwhile, getting his feet wet at this WJC was forward Jakub Culek, a third-round selection (76th overall) by the Senators in the 2010 draft. The 18-year-old represented the Czech Republic in Buffalo. “He’s a young guy, he got drafted last year, so this is a good situ-

Anaheim Ducks Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East

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The Ducks’ offence took a hit when centre Ryan Getzlaf went down with facial injuries after being struck with a slap shot. But there’s plenty of firepower still on hand from the likes of Corey Perry, who ranks among the top 10 in the NHL’s scoring race, Bobby Ryan, Saku Koivu and ageless veteran Teemu Selanne, still a force around the net at age 40. Rookie Cam Fowler has already shown he can play significant minutes on the Anaheim blue line, which is also manned by key contributors Lubomir Visnovsky and Toni Lydman. The bulk of the goaltending duties rests on the shoulders of Swiss stopper Jonas Hiller.

ation for him,” said Lee. “He played some minutes, he got to kill some penalties, we saw him chip in on a goal ... I think it’s perfect for him. He’s having a tougher year in Rimouski (QMJHL), so this is a good experience where he gets some success. This might be a thing to really shake him up and challenge him to be an even better player.”

Senators on TV Jan. 14: vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Jan. 16: at Washington, 3 p.m. (Sportsnet Sens) Jan. 18: vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Jan. 20: at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet Sens) Jan. 21: vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East)

January 13, 2011 - THE PERTH COURIER - PAGE 19

LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Spectacular Sucker Lake smash-up

50 years ago

Perth’s first baby

DIED Barr - In hospital, Perth, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1985, Robert Edward Barr, beloved husband of Marion E. Gemmill. Cavanagh - At his residence, RR 4, Perth, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1985, James Francis Cavanagh, in his 78th year, husband of the late Helen Mae Dewitt. Doran - In Desoronto, Ont., on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1985, Marguerite Doran, dear sister of Lizzie Taylor of Smiths Falls. James - In hospital, Almonte, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 1986, Olive E. Moore, in her 77th year, wife of the late Stanley James. Kirkham - In hospital, Perth, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1985, Lillian Priscilla Moss, in her 94th year, wife of the late William G. Kirkham. Percy - In hospital, Perth, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1985, Annie Marie Cameron, in her 85th year, wife of the late Oswald Percy. Phillips - In hospital, Perth, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1986, Helen Marie Phillips, dear sister of Ivan Warren of Mallorytown and Bill of Spencerville. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Jan. 8, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.

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Members of the newly formed Tay Valley Ski Club got their first season off to a good start last week when a large crowd of skiers and spectators turned out at Christie Lake, site of the club’s hills and trails. Instruction for beginners will be conducted by seasoned skiers on weekends throughout the winter. The first beginners’ class takes place Saturday, Jan. 7, under the instruction of Paul Winslow, and the second class on Sunday, with Peter Code. With the installation of a heatDIED ing system on Dec. 30, the clubhouse will be available on week- Bell - At his home, Christie Lake, on Thursday, Dec. 29, 1960, George ends to all members. A. Bell, aged 79 years, beloved Town approves final husband of Ada Belle Errett. grant payment to hospital Card - Suddenly, at Kingston Final payment on the grant of General Hospital, on Thursday, $25,000 to the GWM Hospital was Dec. 29, 1960, Hazel Snider, beapproved by the town council on loved wife of the late Joseph Card Monday night. A few years ago of Perth. the taxpayers voted on the ques- McOuatt - At the GWM Hospital, tion of granting $75,000 to the hos- on Thursday, Dec. 29, 1960, David pital to assist in the new building, McOuatt, in his 79th year. and the question carried almost unanimously. MARRIED In 1960, the council decided to King-Lightbody - On Saturday, pay the full amount of the grant Dec. 24, 1960, at St. Paul’s Manse, of $75,000. The first payment of by the Rev R. Bruce Vanstone, $25,000 was made in June, while Gladys Elizabeth, daughter of another $25,000 was paid in Sep- Mr. and Mrs. George Lightbody, tember. to James Herbert, son of the late Had the town raised the sum of Mr. and Mrs. William King. $75,000 by the issuing of debenThe preceding was originally tures over a period of 15 years, the interest charged would have published in The Perth Courier cost in the neighbourhood of of Jan. 8, 1986 as the “25 years ago” news. $40,000.


BORN Cardinal - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 15, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cardinal of Perth, a daughter. Hendry - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 16, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hendry of RR 3, Perth, a son. Potvin - At St. Jean De Brebeuf Hospital, Sturgeon Falls, on Dec. 16, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Potvin (nee Shirley Kehoe), twin sons, David John and Daniel Bernard. Junger - At North York General Hospital, on Jan. 5, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Junger, a daughter, Gisele Eleanor.


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Murder trial starts The murder trial of a Smiths Falls teenager got underway at the Perth courthouse on Tuesday with the selection of a 12-person jury. James Harold Giff, 18, is charged in connection with the Jan. 28 stabbing and sexual assault of 16year-old Smiths Falls high-school student Heather Fraser. The courthouse on Tuesday was packed with potential jurors as Giff, dressed in jeans and a checked shirt, sat calmly in the prisoner’s box. The actual trial may begin today (Wednesday).

The search is underway for a very special young lady who, on Feb. 1, will become Miss Perth 1986. The 32-year-old tradition of crowning a local girl to act as an ambassador of the town will take place at Farrell Hall during the Winter Ball. The secretary-manager of the Perth Chamber of Commerce, Jane Kilpatrick, said preparations for the contest have begun. The first step in finding a new Miss Perth is finding sponsors for the contestants. Local clubs and businesses have been contacted by the chamber and are being urged to sponsor a local girl between the ages of 16 and 21. “All entrants have to have a sponsor. If a girl wants to enter, I’ll do my best to try and find her a sponsor,” commented Kilpatrick. The number of girls accepted into the contest will be restricted to 15 and the deadline for entering a contestant is Jan. 22. “We had 18 girls last year, which is the most we’ve ever had, but this year we have to limit the number of girls because of time limitations,” she explained. On the day of the crowning, Feb. 1, contestants will meet privately with judges at Algonquin College and will go through a series of interviews before the final ceremonies at Farrell Hall. The contestants will be introduced and Miss Perth 1985, Shau-


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The largest pickerel ever entered in the Perth Ice Fishing Contest was weighed in at James Brothers Hardware on Friday morning, Dec. 30, tipping the scales at 11 pounds, 1.5 ounces. It was caught by Earl Arcand of Smiths Falls in Lower Rideau Lake, while angling for whitefish. The big one measured 30 inches in length and had a girth of 18.5 inches. This will take some beating, as the winner last year was seven pounds, 14 ounces. The first fish to be entered by a lady was a nice six-pound, 1.5ounce pickerel, caught by Miss Betty Skiffington of Lanark in Riven’s Lake, near Hopetown, also on Dec. 30.

J.H. Moore, representing the Perth Chamber of Commerce, announced plans today for a brandnew Snow Queen Carnival to take place here early this year. The Pre-International Dog Derby has been discontinued. In its place, an Eastern Ontario Talent Contest will be held. Tentative dates set for the new competition will see a preliminary Perth and district talent elimination contest held in the collegiate auditorium here on Feb. 11. Preliminary snow queen contests will also be held, somewhat earlier, in other parts of the province. Perth’s entry in the Snow Queen Contest will be chosen on Feb. 17 at a Gala Snow Queen Dance in Perth Town Hall. The eighth annual Snow Queen Carnival is expected to take place in Perth on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. On the carnival’s first day — Feb. 23 — semifinal talent competitions are scheduled to take place in the collegiate auditorium for contestants under age 16, and on Feb. 24, semifinals for contestants over age 16.

Search for new Miss Perth begins

BORN Bowes - In the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Dec. 18, 1985, to Glenn and Kelly (Norton) Bowes, a daughter, Amanda Marie. Coutts - On Dec. 9, 1985, to Ron and Diane Coutts, a son, Nicholas Kenneth Ronald. Enright - At the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Dec. 17, 1985, to Barry and Jane (nee Brady) Enright, a son, Ryan Denis. Findlay - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 22, 1985, to Brian and Anne Findlay of Perth, a daughter, Megan Elizabeth. Gilhuly - In the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, England, on Dec. 26, 1985, to Laura Thornhill and Brian Gilhuly, a son, Brendan James. MacDonald - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 29, 1985, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence MacDonald of RR 1, Balderson, a daughter, Shelley Elynne. Murphy - At the Ottawa Grace Hospital, on Dec. 19, 1985, to Frank and Donna Murphy, a daughter, Taunya Marie. Payea - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 31, 1985, to Cheryl Payea of McDonalds Corners, a daughter, Amanda Marie Payea. Robertson - At the GWM Hospital, on Dec. 20, 1985, to Donald and Kathrine Robertson of Lanark, a daughter, Mikaela Kathleen.


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New Snow Queen Carnival planned for Perth

Local area police forces have noticed a sharp decline in the number of impaired drivers over the 1985 festive season compared with those charged during the same period in 1984. The Perth detachment of the OPP reported that between Dec. 25 and Dec. 31, only two drivers were charged for driving under the influence, and so far this year, only one driver has been charged. During the same period of time, Sharbot Lake OPP reported that no charges of impaired driving were laid. Westport OPP charged only one person, and that was only a 12-hour suspension. Most police officers attribute this decline to public awareness of drinking and driving, plus the increased penalties that the courts are handing down for driving under the influence.



erth’s first baby of 1961, an eight-pound boy, arrived at the GWM Hospital at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Garry Cordick of Perth. Dr. J. Tweedie was the attending physician. The happy parents have another son, Dale, aged two years. Through the kindness of a number of Perth merchants, a large array of gifts awaited the arrival of the first baby.

Police stats indicate drunk driving declining

na Goltz, will pass on the crown and sash to Miss Perth 1986 at the ball. The winning contestant will be crowned by Mayor Lowell Yorke.


A number of barrels containing potentially hazardous PCBs are being stored at the Ontario Hydro office in Perth, which is just a stone’s throw away from a major highway and residential area. Local hydro officials have admitted the chemicals are being stored on the site, at the corner of Drummond Street and Hwy. 7, but point out the material, in its present state, does not constitute a danger to either the public or the environment. “Most of the barrels are empty and are waiting to receive transformer oil,” stated Doug Camp-

Once again, security was tight at the courthouse, with everyone entering the building screened by a metal detector. Giff was charged on March 6 following a lengthy investigation. He was 17 years old at the time of his arrest.


PCBs stored at local Ontario Hydro site

bell, area manager for Ontario Hydro. According to Campbell, there are 28 barrels of the liquid at the yard, but only four of them are contaminated to a point considered undesirable by the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Now that the contaminated material is on site (which, by all accounts, is supposed to be a temporary arrangement), the removal process is hampered by the fact that the Ministry of Environment has instituted new regulations which restrict the movement of hazardous substance. The Ministry of Environment said on Tuesday that the potentially hazardous substance will be moved in the near future. “We are deeply concerned about these new regulations because Ontario Hydro doesn’t have the approved vehicles to move this material,” stated Campbell. “We’re up against a rock and a hard place.” He also went on to say that Ontario Hydro was striving to find out what exactly the Ministry of Environment requires so that the PCBs can be removed a soon as possible. The PCBs themselves are contained within the transformer units which are attached to hydro poles and are transported on a regular basis to the hydro yard after they have served their usefulness. The transformers, if damaged, are drained either by pumping the liquid into barrels or, alternatively, transported to Toronto for disposal. “The barrels are monitored continually, and nothing out there (hydro yard) would constitute a danger to the public or hydro employees,” commented Campbell. According to Campbell, initially the transformers and drums containing PCBs were stored along the fence which runs parallel to the highway, but were later removed to the centre of the compound for added safety. Those transformers which are currently situated along the fence will be pressed back into service as needed.


About 50 workmen were at the scene by New Year’s Day afternoon and the job of cleaning up the debris had begun. One of the workmen at the scene estimated the cost of each engine involved in the derailment at about $1 million, and Brooks said that estimate is not far off target. Andrew Mathewson, 25, was spending the holidays at the only cottage on Sucker Lake, about half a mile from the site of the derailment. “It was going to be a quiet holiday at first,” said Mathewson, “but it didn’t turn out that way.” He was sleeping when the crash occurred, and says he didn’t hear anything. Later that night, he noticed the lights of a stopped train and set out across the lake to investigate. “The track was all ripped up,” he said, “and there were a couple of engines leaning up against the cliff. I was amazed; it was awesome.” Residents of the area say there was a derailment at the same location about 75 years ago which is referred to as the “Sucker Lake sinkhole derailment.”



he main CP Rail freight line between Montreal and Toronto was expected to be open by Tuesday following a multi-million-dollar derailment near Bolingbroke on New Year’s Eve. A small fire broke out at the derailment site on Sucker Lake on Sunday night and was extinguished with assistance from the Oso Township fire department. Cans of mandarin oranges, tires and artichoke hearts littered the shoreline of the small lake, located between Bolingbroke and Crow Lake, following the 7:30 p.m. derailment. Officials say sodium hydrogen sulphate in containers which broke through the lake ice has not contaminated the water of the lake. Sucker Lake links up with Bobs Lake, which in turn feeds the Tay River system which supplies water to the town of Perth. Eight engines and 35 container cars left the track, and damage is expected to climb into the millions of dollars. It was the second major train derailment in this area in the past 10 years. In 1979, a CPR freight train derailed near Dewitt’s Corners, causing damage in the millions of dollars. The westbound train at Sucker Lake was hauling 90 container cars on flatbeds and 12 engines. Most of the engines were being shuttled from Montreal to Toronto. Eighty-one of the container cars were loaded. CP Rail spokesperson Herb Brooks said he could not speculate on the cause of the derailment. Tracks were torn up for hundreds of feet, and container cars littered the side of the lake. “It’s going to be a long time before they get all of that cleaned up,” commented an officer from the Sharbot Lake OPP detachment.

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Catholic school board promoting success Christmas Greetings Board chair Ron Eamer extended Christmas wishes on behalf of the board of trustees at the meeting. “I wish everyone a blessed, safe Christmas. In the true spirit of Christmas, I wish you and your families all the happiness you deserve,” said Eamer. Director of education Bill Gartland expressed his warmest wishes for the holiday season as well. “It is my hope that all of our staff, students and their families have a restful and renewing Christmas holiday that provides the opportunity to reflect on the miracle of the birth of Christ,” he said.

Just-Us Youth Day 2010 Superintendent of school effectiveness Marg Shea-Lawrence and Catholic student trustee Hillary Geneau presented to trustees highlights from this year’s Just–Us Youth Day. More than 200 Grade 10 students from across the board travelled to Kemptville for a day of inspiration, education and sharing on Nov. 17. The symposium’s theme this year was Equity and Inclusive Education. Keynote speaker Chris D’Souza shared a message of inclusiveness and peace. D’Souza has taught at the elementary and secondary levels and was the equity and diversity officer for five years at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. He is currently a course director in the faculty of education at York University and has conducted more than 1,700 equity and anti-oppression workshops. Geneau co-ordinated the student senate to work hand in hand with the board’s social justice awareness committee to assist with the event. “We worked very hard to make this day special for the students. It was so wonderful to see everything come together. I was so looking forward to taking part because it is such a great leadership opportunity,” she said.

Following D’Souza’s address, students had the opportunity to attend several workshops focusing on issues of equity and inclusivity via a social justice perspective. The Just-Us Youth Day inspires students to take on leadership roles in their schools resulting in many examples of students across our school system helping their communities and making a difference in the world through social justice initiatives. This was the fifth year for the symposium.

Promoting student success through mentor texts Superintendent of school effectiveness Jane McMillan presented to trustees an example of a mentor text and explained how it would be used. “This is an essential part of Achieving Literacy for All, a stepping stone in our board’s strategic plan,” said McMillan. A mentor text is used in activities such as a read-aloud. “A read-aloud is a key instructional strategy in which the teacher selects a book that is beyond what students can read on their own, and reads it aloud to the class. The result is a love of reading and improved comprehension levels,” said McMillan. Mentor texts are a part of the board’s comprehensive literacy program which, in addition to read-alouds, includes shared reading, guided reading and independent reading, among other approaches. The strategy also sees increased student knowledge of vocabulary and language structures. It exposes students to correct pronunciation, and to numerous reading strategies. The read-aloud also allows students the opportunity to develop their inferring skills, the ability to ask specific questions, make connections, have students create pictures in their mind, and condense big ideas to arrive at the essence of meaning in texts. Submitted by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

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Animal control needs help

Dinah the golden retriever looks out over a pond. While Dinah is well looked after, dogs that are lost in Lanark County will now be sent to the LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society) pound in Smiths Falls. Sam Cooley photo


While Lanark County prepares to make a decision on animal control, the Town of Carleton Place has opted to use a private service. Les Reynolds, Carleton Place’s director of protective services, confirmed last week that the town is in talks with Municipal Law Enforcement Services Inc., which provides similar bylaw-enforcement services to the Town of Arnprior and the Township of McNab-Braeside. Lanark County is among a number of local municipal governments scrambling to provide animal-control services, such as dog pounds, in the wake of the resignation of former bylaw officer Connie Murphy. Murphy’s pound will close its doors to animals on Jan. 18. Mississippi Mills’ chief administrative officer, Diane Smithson, is heading the Lanark County group tasked with finding a new pound for the county’s missing or neglected animals. The county’s request for proposals will be reviewed on Jan. 19, though no proposals have been received as yet. An information meeting was held on Jan. 5, which drew a number of interested parties. “We certainly did have some people come out,” said Smithson.

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A 21-year-old Smiths Falls man died after a minivan collided with a train in Montague Township on Jan. 5. Kassina Ryder photo

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Man dies after minivan collides with train A young man died and another was injured after a minivan collided with a train at a railway crossing on Jan. 5. The driver, Logan Stoddard, 21, of Smiths Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man, Elmer Miller, 26, was taken to the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital with nonlife-threatening head injuries.

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The collision took place at 12:45 p.m. when the black Dodge minivan collided with an eastbound freight train at a railway crossing on Wood Road in the Township of Montague. The road was covered in snow at the time. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed at the Ottawa Hospital on Jan. 6, according to police. Police and OPP technical traffic collision investigators are still investigating the incident.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND PROCEDURE BY-LAW In accordance with the Public Notice Requirement Policy, notice is hereby given of Council’s intention to amend Procedure By-law 2008-59, which establishes rules governing the proceedings of meetings of the Township of Beckwith Council and its committees. The amendment will amend the general rules of meetings as approved by the Finance and Administration Committee on December 20th, 2010. This amendment to the procedure by-law will be considered by Council at its meeting on: Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, 7 p.m. Township Municipal Building, Council Chamber 1702 9th Line Beckwith

Get ready for the Tay Valley Loppet The 2011 edition of the Tay Valley Loppet and Tour is set for Sunday, Jan. 30 at Murphys Point Provincial Park, starting at 11:15 a.m. Information and entry forms are available online at the club’s blog at Entry forms are also available around the community at places such as the Running Goat, Alley Cats Fitness, the library, the Perth Courier office and the Lanark Era office in Lanark. Ski club membership applications can be printed from the club blog and may also be purchased at the park. Entry fees are $10 for those 19 years and under, $25 for all others and $40 for a family group. An early-bird registration by 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 will get you up to a 20 per cent discount. Late registrations will be taken on race day at the park from 9 until 10:30 a.m. The events are a classic-style loppet of 20

6:00 PM Immed. Following 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

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kilometres, a half loppet of 10 kilometres, two freestyle races for Jack Rabbits of five and 2.5 kilometres, and a tour for all ages and abilities over distances of 2.5, five and 10 kilometres. There will be refreshment stations set up along the course. Hot food, included in the entry fee, will be served to the participants in the club chalet after the events. There will be participation ribbons for all entrants, with special prizes for winners in the loppets and races. The awards presentation ceremony will also include a draw for prizes donated by a number of supporting sponsors. The organizing committee of volunteers is optimistic that excellent snow conditions will arrive in time for the big event and are already hard at work to ensure its success. A good turnout is expected, so register early.

Clerk’s Department 613.257.1539 Dated at the Township of Beckwith this 7th day of January, 2011. Cynthia Moyle Chief Administrative Officer Township of Beckwith 1702 9th Line Beckwith Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 telephone: (613) 257 - 1539 fax: (613) 257 - 8996 e-mail:



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Town of Perth Energy efficient, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, brick bungalow just one block from Last Duel Park and the Tay River. Upgrades include: windows, doors, on demand hot water, shingles, and breaker panel. Finished basement, natural gas furnace, fully fenced 60’x150’ lot. $219,000. Christian and Norene Allan, 613-207-0834


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$449,000 - Former gas station with two rental units along back of property - situated on high traffic Highway 7 in the town of Perth - site is clean & owner will supply Phase II Environmental Audit - lot is approximately 175’ x 180’ with highway commercial and service industrial zoning. MLS®#: 092103008000800 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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$199,900 - Cute 2 storey, 4 br brick home sitting on 5 newly surveyed acres, fieldstone fireplace, HE propane furnace 2009, central air, electrical panel wired for generator (included), 2 storey barn with 32’ x 17’ loft, close to schools and downtown Lanark.. MLS#778442. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

Country privacy, on 13.5 acres, less than 10 minutes from Perth.1895 red brick, full 2 storey, 2000+ sq. ft. farmhouse with restored pine floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Country-sized kitchen, detached powered workshop - many updates - high-efficiency propane furnace, central air, automatic propane generator. $383,000. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505 or Barb at 613-326-1361

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January 13, 2011

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