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IN BRIEF Planned power outage to hit Perth A planned power outage will take place in the Perth area from 7 to 11 a.m. this Sunday, according to a press release from Hydro One. “Hydro One requires this interruption to perform maintenance and upgrades to our equipment,” the release stated. The outage will affect customers along Hwy 7 to the Carleton Place Industrial Park along with customers from the 7th line of Beckwith Twp to the 9th line, then along the 9th line to Ashton. It will also affect customers from the 9th line to the North side of Prospect. Approximately 625 customers will be affected, all of which should receive an automated phone message notifying them of the outage.

Police investigate BB gun damage Pe r t h p o l i c e o f f i c e r s a re investigating after a BB was shot through the window of a residence on Wilson Street on Feb. 26. After arriving at the scene at approximately 6:54 p.m., police recovered the BB, which broke a storm window on the outside of the residence.


But still giving out most of $300K pot BY GEOFF DAVIES Lanark County won’t be giving out community grants anymore. On Feb. 23, county council reviewed reports from its various committees in preparation for the upcoming budget discussions. Among the items considered was a recommendation that the Community Grants program be eliminated. John Fenik, mayor of Perth and chair of the corporate services committee, asked council to consider re-opening the matter for discussion. “I think we should always have the ability to hear any of our citizens that come forward,” said Fenik, adding the county still reserves the right to turn down funding requests. “Somewhere, somehow, someone out there might come up with a brilliant idea that costs very little to this county…that would be of great benefit to Christina Laroque looks on as her daughter Olivia, 2, sends her bowling ball flying down our citizens.” The list of potential recipients of county-levied the lane at Bowl for Kids on Feb. 26. Guide rails like this allowed everyone at Perth’s grants for 2011 included the county’s tourism and Alley Cats to take a shot at the pins. Simultaneously held in Smiths Falls, the Bowl for trails associations, the Algonquin College redevelKids event raised $68,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, which serves more than 225 children. Geoff Davies photo See ‘Council kills grants’, Pg. 3


Perth welcomes new doctor to town BY CATHY JAMES Perth Courier

Another doctor has been added to Perth’s family physician roster, as Dr. Peter Cunniffe will set up a practice in town this spring. According to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital CEO Todd Stepanuik, Cunniffe will have an office in the Perth Medical Centre, located adjacent to the Great War Memorial Hospital. He will also work in the hospital’s emergency department. A pre-existing connection to Perth is what initially attracted Cunniffe to move to town. He is friends with Perth-based Kids are binge drinking at an alarming rate 2 doctors, Alain Gauthier and Stephanie Popiel, who Stepanuik s ay s we re i n s t r u m e n t a l i n

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recruiting the doctor to Perth. “Dr. Gauthier and Dr. Popiel are champions of the hospital and understand that working in a professional environment is a rewarding experience,” said Stepanuik. “They are great ambassadors and had made the connection with Dr. Cunniffe and so we brought him out to Perth for a site visit.” Stepanuik said talks with Cunniffe began in 2010, and not only did he get a hospital site visit, he also got a community tour. Stepanuik says he was sold. “He loved the area and was impressed with the hospital and scope of services and the focus on excellence,” he says. Cunniffe previously practised in Marathon, Ont., a small town located 350 kilometres west of Thunder Bay. He practised out

of the Marathon Family Health Team, and worked for the Wilson Memorial General Hospital, where, at one point, he served as chief of staff.

Recruitment pays off It was only four years ago when the Town of Perth was designated an underserviced area by the province of Ontario. Since that time the town has welcomed five physicians to the area, and Cunniffe brings the tally to six. Stepanuik says Cunniffe is a good addition to the existing team. “From a general practitioner perspective, it’s great to augment the physician complement we have in terms of providing services to hospital in whatever capacity,” he says. “It’s also great

news in terms of being able to provide primary care in the area and have greater support to the hospital.” Stepanuik says Cunniffe is married with a young family, and his arrival will be a welcome addition to the community. “He is a wonderful physician and he has a dynamic and wonderful family who will immerse themselves into the community,” he explains. “And that’s great for the community.” Cunniffe and his family moved to Perth last month, and according to Stepanuik, he has been familiarizing himself with the hospital set-up. A specific practice launch date has not yet been determined, but Stepanuik says it will most likely happen by early April.

Hillier, Reid seek to enshrine property rights BY GEOFF DAVIES

Fashion for rent The Runway clothing store in Perth is putting a new spin on old classics. 5

Snowshoeing his way to victory Perth’s Andrew Harris brings home gold at the 2011 Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games. 15

Ontarians should be able to enjoy their property safe in the knowledge that it can’t be taken from them – by governments or anybody else – without proper compensation. Though the concept itself seems simple enough, it’s not a right enshrined in Canada’s Constitution. Local politicians Scott Reid and Randy Hillier want to change that. Reid and Hillier, respectively the MP and MPP of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, announced they would be working together to embed property rights within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms at a news conference at Queen’s Park on Feb. 24. “The infringement on private property by this legislature has been increasing and escalating

over the last number of years and the examples are numerous and unending,” Hillier said at the news conference. “The motion we have introduced will fix and correct that long-standing problem.” Their first step towards this goal came on the same day, with Hillier introducing a resolution to protect against deprivation of property “unless made whole by means of full, just and timely financial compensation.” Reid announced his intention to introduce a similar motion in the House of Commons and, if both are passed, the Constitution would then be amended to include this Ontario-specific guarantee of property. Passing twin resolutions would allow lawmakers to amend the Constitution while bypassing the Local MPP Randy Hillier speaks at a Robbie Burns Day event held traditional route, which requires Jan. 30 in Perth, while a bagpiper looks on. On Feb. 24, Hillier and the support of seven provinces local MP Scott Reid announced they will seek to guarantee property representing 50 per cent of the rights to Ontarians with a province-specific amendment to Canada’s See ‘Hillier, Reid seek’, Pg. 4 Constitution. Geoff Davies photo



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More kids drinking than doping Drug strategy compares notes on addiction prevention services for youth BY DESMOND DEVOY Popping and smoking are bad enough, but when it comes to young people, drinking and bingeing is worse. “Kids in school are drinking and bingeing and popping,” said Jennifer Barr, of the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health. “I’m sorry to bum you out.” Barr was speaking during the drug networking strategy meeting held at the Brunton Community Hall in Blacks Corners on Feb. 11. “Alcohol is by far the most harmful drug to the individual and society,” said Barr. “But because it is legal, it is sometimes sloughed off.” Barr pointed to the most recent CAMH Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, which found that 58.2 per cent of high school kids had used alcohol, and that 24.7 per cent had indulged in binge drinking, which is defined as five or more drinks in one session. “We thought we drank a lot as kids,” said Barr. “Kids really, really drink a lot these days.” About 26 per cent of high school kids have smoked marijuana, while 18 per cent have used painkillers. About 12 per cent use cigarettes. “Kids that start using early are at huge risk of developing (addictions),” said Barr. When it comes to talking about alcohol though, Barr advocated adapting the message by gender. “Gender differences need to be acknowledged,” said Barr. “Women react differently to alcohol, depending on age, weight, height, etc. They metabolize differently.” Danielle Shewfelt, public health nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark district health unit, agreed that messages have to be adapted not only by gender, but by age as well. “They need to be hearing it in Grade 4, a little bit differently in Grade 5….at the level they are at. When you teach according to age and grade, it is more effective,” said Shewfelt of the anti-drug message. “Incorporating messages throughout the year works. Kids need to be hearing those messages over and over.” Even for kids who have experimented with drugs and alcohol, it is still not too late to stop their journey down a destructive path. “The strategy you use with kids who have not engaged (in drugs) is different from the strategy you use with those who

have engaged with drugs,” said Shewfelt, who noted that it is best to deal one-on-one with kids who have already engaged with drugs. Shewfelt often talks with teachers about the most effective methods of speaking to kids in the classroom. Sometimes, a teacher might be more effective at delivering a message than, say, a police officer or drug expert. “It’s not to say you can’t have experts come in…but you want it to be a complement to what the teacher is doing,” said Shewfelt. Focusing on negative behaviours is also not a good way to advance change in a young person. Shewfelt also stressed that it is important to show kids that there are consequences to bad behaviour, something supported by Jason Peckham, a student support worker at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place. Some of his students had engaged in a program run through the Ottawa Hospital, which uses actors to mimick an emergency room scenario that replicates the physical and emotional consequences of abusing drugs. “Students get to see what happens,” said Peckham. “This could have been me lying on that stretcher. It’s an excellent program…It does open the kids’ eyes.” Other programs aimed at youth, however, face a doubly daunting scenario – not only trying to keep kids away from negative influences, but also stereotypes from adults about the type of work that they do. “I know you do good things, but I wouldn’t want my kid to go there,” is the stereotype of youth centres that Darinka Morelli, of the Youth Action Kommittee (YAK) has to fight against in her work. Many see youth centres, “as a hub for loser kids, who will influence their kids.” Morelli pointed out, however, that there is more than sufficient anecdotal evidence to show that youth centres do their fair share in fighting substance abuse, and providing a safe haven for young people. “We’re often the first point of contact,” said Morelli. “They (youth) are more likely to tell us what is going on. We’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. We’re so cost-effective.” One institution that does loom large in the life of youth are their schools. “We’re just beginning…(but) we’re not doing enough,” admitted Dr. Donaleen Hawes, superintendent of school effectiveness for the Catholic District

School Board of Eastern Ontario. “I don’t want the message to be that we have all of the answers because we don’t.” Hawes noted that St. John Catholic High School in Perth offers a high skills major program in addiction, similar to grade 11 and 12 programs in health, tourism and travel. “We’re not going to have enough money to do it all. That’s not our main mandate,” said Hawe. “We have to teach kids to read and write.” But one the simplest, and most effective tools that was discussed about keeping kids away from drugs, was simple communication. “When I see youth, I am going to go out of my way to talk to them and treat them like I would an adult,” Shewfelt said.

Danielle Shewfelt, centre, a public health nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, speaks with colleagues following her presentation at the drug networking meeting in Blacks Corners on Feb. 11. Photo by Desmond Devoy

YOU DID IT ! It takes a very special team to organize what Guinness has now confirmed as… the World’s Largest Kilt Run! You braved a group kilt jump in the Tay River on January 1st, followed by the famous promotion run by Dave “Duke of Richmond” Eggleton. You endured 6 months of “2 hour Tuesday meetings”, chasing kilt suppliers the world over (Mary), assembling the best set of bagpipers and bands in any race (Steve), driving a kilted golf cart and leaping mounds of paper registrations (Pam), made our volunteers look good & our dollars balance (David S.), became a website master and kept the wheels from coming off the whole thing (Shannon)…. And you made it all so much fun!

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Charting the course of history BY KASSINA RYDER Armed with little more than a name, Ellen Dean visited researcher John Sayers at the Perth Museum on Feb. 26 in an effort to find out anything she could about her husband’s greatgrandfather, Freeman Dean. “I’m here to see if there is any information to be obtained,” said Dean. Sayers researches the paths of the more than 100,000 home children who were sent to Canada from Great Britain from the 1860s to the 1930s. Some of the children were orphans, sent across the ocean to work on farms and other industries in Canada. “The kids came from every corner of Britain,” Sayers said. Sayers has spent the last 17 years researching home children, ever since David Lorente, the founder of Home Children Canada, gave a presentation to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa in 1994. Sayers said the society now

maintains a database with information about home children, which he uses when assisting people to find information about their relatives, as he did during his visit to the Perth Museum. He said the children rarely spoke about where they came from, which means their descendents often don’t know much about their own family histories. “The most common thing is the home children never said anything,” Sayers said. “They were ashamed.” Approximately 35 per cent of the children came from workhouses in England because of being orphaned by one or both parents. If a father left the family or died, mothers were often incapable of providing for children alone, and vice versa. Living conditions in Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were tough, and many fathers died while working on ships in Liverpool or in coalmines in Wales. Because they were sometimes associated with workhouses and poverty, there was often a stigma attached to being a home child,

which Sayers said was a reason why many kept silent about their pasts. “They did have a bad name,” Sayers said. Gerald Greenslade’s father, Ernest Frank Greenslade, was an exception to the rule. Sent to Canada from a Liverpool orphanage when he was 14 or 15 years old, Gerald said Greenslade often spoke about his childhood both before, and after, being sent to Canada. “He shared quite a bit of his experiences,” Gerald said. Greenslade’s father had died and his mother was unable to

care for him, so he was sent to live with an aunt and a cousin in Bath, England. He was later sent to an orphanage in Liverpool. While Greenslade spoke about his childhood in England, and later in Canada, Gerald said little is known about his time spent in the orphanage. This is the information Gerald is looking for. All he knows is that if his father hadn’t been sick on the day the ship to Australia was leaving England, Gerald could have been born in the Land Down Under. “He was sick at the time, so he stayed behind,” Gerald said.

Greenslade instead boarded a ship to Canada in approximately 1923, and eventually became the deputy reeve of Bedford Township. It’s the amazing stories that keep Sayers looking for information about the paths home children took to get to Canada. “I like research,” he said. “I just enjoy a challenge, and I like helping people.” The Perth Museum is hosting a home children exhibition until the end of March, and it was also the theme of this year’s annual fundraising dinner, which featured Lorente as a guest speaker.

Grand Illusionist set to appear in Perth BY KASSINA RYDER International Grand Illusionist Ryan Joyce will perform in Perth on March 7 and the Youth Action Kommittee’s after-school art program will benefit. The show is being organized by R Tuck Productions, a company that promotes benefit shows, said Ilene Cook, community relations manager. The company gives a minimum of $1,000 or 10 per cent of the event’s proceeds to a local charity, Cook said. Past beneficiaries have included the Boys and Girls Club in Fort McMurray, Alta. and closer to home, the MidlandPenetanguishine District Community Emergency Response Team. Cook said she chose YAK after researching local organizations that are in need of assistance. “I do a lot of research before I contact any of these people,” she said. YAK’s executive director Darinka Morelli said the money will be used to help fund the centre’s after-school arts program, Art Matters. While the centre receives a grant to help pay for course instructors, the funding doesn’t provide for materials, Morelli said. Money received from the show will help buy supplies for the program. “This will come in very handy for us, it really will help with materials and supplies, for which we really have no other funding,” she said.

Morelli estimated approximately 300 youth have participated in the arts program, which has featured projects on everything from birdhouse making to singing workshops. It would take a huge amount of work for YAK to put on an event such as the upcoming show. Morelli said having the company donate some of the proceeds to the centre, without staff being directly involved, allows the centre to put staff resources elsewhere. “We’re very pleased to be able to partner with someone who has experience in putting on events,” she said. “It really is a very nice thing for us to just get the proceeds with minimum investment on our part from our resources.” In addition to the art program, Morelli said the money given to the centre could be used for emergencies. For example, if a youth visiting the centre finds themselves homeless and asks for help, Morelli said there will be some extra emergency money to assist the youth in their time of need. She also said the centre will be donating $500 to the United Way, as the centre is a member agency. Joyce’s show is well worth the price of admission, Cook said. He is a magician that specializes in setting a new bar when it comes to illusions. He has even made a fire truck disappear. “We’ve worked with him over the years and he’s been wonderful to work with,” Cook said. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 1-877-5715551.



Relatives of home children, along with other attendants of the Perth Museum Annual Fundraising Dinner at Code’s Mill on Feb. 19, stand with David Lorente, founder of Home Children Canada. Photo courtesy of Bridget Theobald

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Council kills grant program opment project, and the county’s youth centres, for a total of about $300,000. Ed Sonnenburg, deputy mayor of Carleton Place, was one of seven councillors who voted against the motion. “In my mind the decision was made and it was a good decision. We discussed it and I don’t see a reason to go backwards,” he said. “Now that the word is out there we’re handing out grants, it’s growing by leaps and bounds every year. It’s going to get to the point that we cannot fill them all.” Richard Kidd, reeve of Beckwith Township, said if the council eliminates the pro g ram, they’d also have to change their rules on receiving delegations. “If we’re saying we’re out of the business (of community grants) then we can’t hear delegations,” said Kidd, calling for a change in the procedural bylaws. “If not then we just had this discussion for nothing because

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION Grass Cutting (Vincent Hall Memorial Ball Park) The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide contracted maintenance services for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 summer seasons for the Vincent Hall Memorial Ball Park in McDonald’s Corners. Copies of the Request for Quotation (RFQ) may be picked up at the Municipal Office and can also be found on the Township website under Important Notices. Deadline for submission of the proposals is 4:00 pm on March 11th, 2011. Submission instructions are included in the RFQ. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Quotations at its sole discretion. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Scott Norton, Acting Community Services 75 George Street, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 227 F: 613-259-2291 E:

FIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED Before you Burn. . . Each year, dozens of rural residents and cottagers lose their homes to fires. Many of these fires are caused by careless burning and could be prevented. Getting rid of untreated wood, brush, leaves or discarded wood by-products is a good idea and you should try to recycle as much as possible. If you must burn, then between March 1 and November 30 you are required to obtain a fire permit first. Permits may be obtained from Fire Permit issuers at designated locations. Read the permit carefully and keep it handy in case a fire officer asks for it. Permits may be cancelled or suspended if fire risk becomes too severe. When notified, you must put your fire out immediately. Contact the Township office for further information. - The Township of Lanark Highlands seeks an “Acting Fire Chief”. For a more complete job application and job description information, please go the Township’s municipal web page or contact R. Carl Cannon, Interim CAO at the Municipal Office.

“Do we want to close the door or do we want to leave it open?” In the end, council chose to close the door, adopting a motion “that all future community grants be eliminated.” But despite the decision, council will still be giving out $287,000 of the roughly $300,000 projected grants. Council voted to grandfather Archives Lanark and the 4H Club, effectively exempting them from the decision. Together, the archives and the club – a skills development program for youth – get $5-million from the county. The rest goes to funding the county’s youth centres and the Lanark Transportation Authority. Council chose to move them to the Social Services budget and continue funding both. Council then decided to reduce the youth centres’ $200,000 allotment by $9,000 and use the money to fund the Food for Thought student nutrition program.


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(in the future) we’ll be giving somebody money, somewhere, somehow, because we’re all good people.” “That’s the nature of the beast and that’s what will happen a year from now: they’ll show up and we’ll give them money,” he said. Ultimately, council did not decide to change the rules on receiving delegations. The motion to re-consider the cancellation of grants was defeated 59-41 in a recorded vote, in which votes are weighted by the population of the councillor’s district. Fenik, Perth Deputy Mayor John Gemmell, and Mississippi Mills councillor Val Wilkinson were among the seven who voted in support. “One of (the options) opens a door and one of them leaves the door open and we still have a chance to close the door. But if we close the door we don’t have a chance to open it again,” said Wilkinson.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead on March 13th Program Coordinator for the Active Seniors’ Koalition (ASK) Part-Time Contract The Active Senior’s Koalition (ASK) is seeking applicants for the position of Program Coordinator. The Coordinator works collaboratively with community organizations and partners to plan, coordinate and implement physical activity opportunities of seniors and older adults in north Lanark. This position is for 12 hours per week for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal at 16 hours per week for an additional period of approximately 8 months. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, overseeing and expanding ASK activities and events, including record-keeping, financial management, report and grant writing, communications and program promotion. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for assisting in the creation and development of a model for sustaining ASK activities beyond the time frame of this grant. The successful candidate will possess training or equivalent experience in community and/or program development. S(he) must provide evidence of excellent communication and time management skills, financial management, record keeping, negotiation skills and flexibility. The Coordinator takes program direction from the Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) and reports to the Community Services Coordinator of the Township of Lanark Highlands. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated ability in working with seniors and knowledge of the needs and issues of rural seniors. Access to a reliable vehicle is required. Computer proficiency and Internet access is essential. Working from a home office is preferred. For more information about the achievements of the Active Seniors Koalition, please visit our website at Please send your resumé and references, with a cover letter outlining your qualifications, by Friday March 4 at 12:00 noon to: Mary Gilmour, ASK Secretary RR#3 Lanark, Ontario, K0G 1K0 or 613-259-2592

Council Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. – Committee of the Whole Tuesday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. – Committee of the Whole Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Council Thursday, March 24 – Council meeting following Zoning Amendment Public Meeting

NOTICE ACTIVATION OF REDUCED LOAD PERIOD ON ALL TOWNSHIP ROADS Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be in force on all Township Roads effective Monday, March 7th, 2011. The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of all Township Roads which are susceptible to damage during the spring thaw. The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road damage has diminished. For enquiries about reduced loads please contact: The Township of Lanark Highlands Public Works Department at 613-259-2398

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COUNCIL BRIEFS The following are briefs from mostly through fundraising. the meeting of Lanark County “I hope to support them so council held on Wednesday, Feb. that citizens of Lanark County 23, 2011. can stay close to their homes near the end of their lives,” said Warden’s tournament Mousseau.

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Warden Sharon Mousseau announced the 2011 Warden’s Golf Tournament will be held on Aug. 5 at the Perth Golf Course, with proceeds being split between the United Way and Dignity House Hospice. “I hope this will provide some awareness and will help them with their fundraising efforts,” Mousseau said. The hospice, which opened its day program in January, had asked the county for a grant to start a residential program, but the Feb. 23 decision to eliminate the grants program put an end to that hope. It is the only hospice in the county and sustains itself

Lanark’s new housing director As of Feb. 28, Christine Culham will take the reins of the Lanark County Housing Corporation, replacing Connie Kingston as director. “Christine brings a wealth of experience to the housing area,” said John Fenik, mayor of Perth and LCHC board chair, at the Feb. 23 county council meeting. “She rose to the top quite quickly in the interviewing process. It didn’t take long for the committee to decide.” Culham has been working in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years and as an executive

director for eight years. Most recently, Culham was the community development manager at Ottawa Community Housing, where was responsible for 33 subsidized housing communities with more than 3,500 units and 8,500 tenants. Culham also served as executive director of Ottawa Victim Services, executive director of the Britannia Woods Community House, chair and treasurer of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, and as chair of the Ontario Network of Victim Service Providers. “We would like to acknowledge Ms. Kingston’s work as housing manager and wish her well in her retirement,” said Peter Wagland, CAO of Lanark County. “We welcome Ms. Culham to Lanark County and look forward to her leadership as part of the housing corporation.”

Cameron James, 9, uses the good ol’ underhand bowl to great effect at the Bowl for Kids event in Perth. James is one of more than 225 children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County. Geoff Davies photo

HELPING THE HOSPICE Doug Burt from the Dignity House of Perth Hospice gave a presentation about the hospice’s future to members of the Perth Civitan Club at their meeting on Feb. 24. Members presented Burt with a donation of $2,665 during the meeting. From left, Debra Bowes, Bonnie Waldeck, Carol Kelleher, Bonnie King, Barbara Larmondin, Doug Burt (Dignity House), Don Larmondin, Stan Clark and Bill Kelleher. Submitted photo

Nathaniel Venuta-Mcnamara, 7, celebrates after showing the bowling pins who’s boss. Geoff Davies photo

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Hillier, Reid seek to enshrine

Hailey Coutts, 10, launches her ball down the lane with the help of her Big Sister Marguerite Boivin. Geoff Davies photo

population. If passed, this would mark the first time in Ontario’s history this method was used, Hillier said. “This is a motion that could be replicated in every single province and territory,” said Nick Kadysh, a spokesman for Hillier. While the guarantee of property rights does appear in the Bill of Rights, a federal statute enacted by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, there is no such guarantee at the constitutional level, the highest form of law. “This is an injustice plain and simple and it’s one that needs to be righted,” said Kadysh. But according to some legal experts, it’s anything but simple. “It’s far more complicated than Mr. Hillier and Mr. Reid make it out to be,” said Errol Mendes, a law professor at the University of Ottawa. There have been several failed attempts to include property rights in Canada’s Constitution since Pierre Trudeau’s government first attempted it in 1971. Since then, attempts at amendment – and the opposition to them – have come from many sides. In one instance, P.E.I. and

Manitoba opposed the guarantee of property rights because it would interfere with farming regulations and land preservation, Mendes said. In another, the federal NDP based their opposition on legal precedents where the property rights of business owners clashed with labour laws. “It goes way beyond a partisan issue,” he said. “It deals with very complicated issues of regulation of agricultural land, land use planning, the role of government in passing socio-economic legislation,” and others. While it’s an issue wor th resolving, just introducing a resolution isn’t going to cut it. There are “huge dangers” involved and extensive study by legal experts is required to find a way around them, he said. And as for the use of the alternative amending method: “That’s total, absolute bunk.” The section 43 amending formula, as it’s called, “only applies to issues relevant to parliament itself.” Since all provinces have a stake in an amendment to the Charter, the only way for Reid and Hillier’s amendment to pass is with their approval, said Mendes. Though amending the Charter

has a “strong symbolic message,” an amendment like this belongs at the provincial level, according to Adam Dodek, also a law professor at the University of Ottawa. The Charter is meant to provide a minimum level or rights. The provinces are able to legislate additional rights, as British Columbia and Quebec have done, he said. “The Constitution is for all Canadians,” Dodek said. “If you’re proposing something just for Ontarians, it should be in Ontario legislation.” So why seek to amend the entire country’s Constitution? “I think it’s more an election ploy more than anything else,” said Mendes. Hillier will be running in the next provincial election, which is slated for Oct. 6. As for Reid, there is speculation a federal election may also be called this year. But election or no election, there’s no telling exactly when Reid’s resolution will be read in the House of Commons. “Mr. Reid is so far down the queue that it’s impossible to tell when that will happen,” said his communications assistant, Phil Joannou.

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Uptown fashions meet downtown Perth BY KASSINA RYDER If you have ever wanted to wear a $3,500 Neiman Marcus gown – but can’t afford the price tag – Perth is now home to a store that allows customers to rent not only clothing, but handbags and jewelry to match. T h e Ru n w ay i s n’ t s ch e d uled to have its grand opening until March 12, but owner Jill McKenna celebrated the renova-

tion of the store’s new location on Gore Street on Feb. 26. Putting the finishing touches on a mannequin wearing the aforementioned gown destined for one of the store’s front windows, McKenna said she wanted to rent clothing not just because “no one else does,” but also because she doesn’t want to give up her collection. “I don’t want to part with some of this stuff, that’s the main reason,” she said.

The store specializes in clothing that is new, couture, vintage and “red carpet,”, McKenna said. Wedding dresses, ball gowns, vintage hats, gloves and jewelry are all available for rent. “So it’s the full package,” McKenna said. “You can look like a celebrity.” Most items are also for sale, and some have two price tags, which indicate both the sale and

rental prices. McKenna said rental prices range from $80 to $150, depending on the item. Outfits can be rented overnight, for a weekend or for a week, and McKenna requires a credit card, just in case items are damaged. She said she purchases end-line items, samples and stock from stores that close or go out of business, to supply the store. “That’s how I keep prices low,”

McKenna said. She also said she shops frequently. “I pretty much shop every day,” she said. The Runway got its start in Balderson, which is also where McKenna owns CrossRoads Tea Room. Now that she’s in Per th, McKenna said she has someone working on the store’s next step — a website.

Area residents chosen for Ontario’s Highlands Tourism board T h e O n t a r i o ’s H i g h l a n d s Tourism Organization formed its board of directors at its first annual general meeting on Feb. 22. Marie White, tourism manager of the Lanark County Tourism Association, will serve as vice-

president, while Laurel Smith of the Classic Theatre Festival, and Bob Cheetham, manager of economic development for the Town of Smiths Falls, will also serve on the board. The organization, which used to be known as Regional Tourism Organization (RTO) 11, includes Renfrew County, Lanark County, Haliburton County, parts of

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Hastings County, the County of Lennox and Addington, and Frontenac County. Working with industry leaders, marketing organizations and others, the organization was formed to promote tourism in the area. The OHTO is the first to hold an AGM out of the 13 other provincial tourism organizations in Ontario.

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OF COMPLETE APPLICATION FOR PLAN OF SUBDIVISION (Subsection 51(19.4) of the Planning Act)

Tay Valley Township NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING – SUBDIVISION AND RE-ZONING File No. 09-T-10004 Tayside Estates (Miller / Lockwood Lands Corporation) TAKE NOTICE: An application for approval of a plan of subdivision has been submitted to the County of Lanark, the subdivision approval authority, in accordance with Section 51 of the Planning Act, as amended, and Ontario Regulation 544/06 as amended. The application affects a 42.07-ha parcel of land located in the Pt Lot 20, 21 & 22 Con 2, geographic Township of Bathurst, now in Tay Valley Township, and is located east of Glen Tay Road, south of Tay River and north of Grants Creek. Jill McKenna, owner of The Runway, stands with Lady Josephine, her store’s decorative inspiration, in the store’s new location on Gore Street. Kassina Ryder photo

TAKE NOTICE: The application was deemed to be complete by the County of Lanark on January 6th, 2011 as to the prescribed information and material to be provided under subsection 51(17) and (18) of the Planning Act; and the information and material provided is available to the public at the locations identified below under the heading “Additional Information”. TAKE NOTICE: The Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 217 Harper Road, Perth ON K7H 3C6. At this meeting the developer will be making a presentation on the details of the development proposal and the re-zoning application. NOTE: date has changed from March 15th, 2011 to March 22nd, 2011. DESCRIPTION: The subject property is designated “Rural, Organic Soils, Natural Heritage and Natural Hazard” in the Official Plan of Tay Valley Township and ”Rural, Environmental Protection and Floodplain” in the Tay Valley Township Zoning By-law. NOTE: A Zoning By-law Amendment has been submitted to the Township to re-zone a portion of the Rural, Environmental Protection and Flood Plain lands to Residential Special Exception, Open Space, Flood Plain and Environmental Protection. The proposed subdivision consists of twenty-five (25) single family residential units, two (2) blocks for conservation lands, open space and parkland. Access to all lots is proposed through an internal municipal street connecting to Glen Tay Road to the west.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Council of the County of Lanark in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the County of Lanark to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person of public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the County of Lanark in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of the County of Lanark in respect of this proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to the County of Lanark, c/o Planning Approvals Department, Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Road (Sunset Blvd.), Perth, ON K7H 3E2, indicating the County file number 09-T-10004. Written submissions in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision are to be filed with the Planning Approvals Administrator for the County of Lanark, Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Road (Sunset Blvd.), Perth, Ontario K7H 3E2 and the Township Planner for Tay Valley Township, 217 Harper Road, RR #4, Perth ON K7H 3C6, indicating the County file number 09-T-10004. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Additional information regarding the proposed plan of subdivision, including a copy of this notice, is available for public inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Planning Departments for the Township Office or County of Lanark. Dated at Bathurst Township, this 3rd day of February, 2011.


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Thank You, Lake 88.1!

Take notice that in accordance with The Corporation of the 1. Weekdays (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.), Weekends and Holidays Dial 4 for recorded information. County of Lanark By-Law No. 99-07, reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be in force on designated County 2. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Roads effective Monday, March 7th, 2011. A Customer Service Representative is available to assist you during office hours. This restriction will apply only on those County Roads that are posted with the appropriate signs. It is an offence, under section 122 of The Highway Traffic Act, to The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of cer- transport loads in excess of five (5) tonnes per axle upon roads tain County Roads that are susceptible to damage during the where reduced loads are in effect. spring thaw. Steve Allan, P.Eng., Director of Public Works The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road The Corporation of the County of Lanark Public Works Department damage has diminished. 99 Christie Lake Road, For enquiries about roads, where the reduced load period is in P.O. Box 37, Perth, ON, K7H 3E2 effect, please contact The Corporation of the County of Lanark Telephone: 613-267-1353 • Fax: 613-267-2793 Public Works Department and follow the voice mail instructions E-mail: as follows: Lanark County’s – Lanark Lodge, “People Caring for People”, is a CCHSA Accredited 163 bed Long Term Care home that strives to provide progressive resident focused care for our clients in an atmosphere of respect that fosters independence and fulfillment. We are currently recruiting for the following temporary part-time discipline:

The GWM Hospital Foundation takes pleasure in acknowledging the generous contribution from Lake 88.1 Norm Wright and Brian Perkin in Perth towards the Foundation’s fundraising event - Black Tie Bingo - to be held Saturday, April 9 at Code’s Mill on the Park.

RECREATION LEVEL 1 Temporary Part-Time for approximately 1 year (Posting #LL2011-031)

MANDATE: Reporting to the Client Services Manager, the Recreation Level l participates in the provision of a comprehensive Recreation and Leisure Program for residents in the Long Term Care home. The recreation staff assists residents to achieve optimum physical, mental and social functioning by providing varied, adapted, group and individualized programs.

The proceeds of the Black Tie Bingo will be directed towards the purchase of nine computers-on-wheels to benefit patient care at the GWM site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Contributions such as the Lake 88.1’s will help us realize this goal. Thank you very much Norm and Brian!

For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at: Lanark County employees value: honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualifications as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your résumé.

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Leaders should lead T

he Harper government’s current challenge of sidestepping the Oda affair is an especially difficult one to manage. It has all of the basic ingredients of a good story. It has conflict, hidden agendas, mysterious omissions and apparent misinformation. The opposition parties are all excited about finally having something tangible to use to go after the government, despite their own lack of success in offering themselves to voters as any more noble or trustworthy than the government they are criticizing. International Cooperation Minister Oda and Prime Minister Harper are certainly in a mess of their own making. How they will resolve it will tell us a great deal about the kind of respect they have for Canadians in general. The lesson here might be that bigger government breeds opportunities for bigger problems regardless of how honest or earnest politicians may be. Our local councils, at least not in recent memory, have not had to deal with issues as silly and as blatantly demoralizing as the Oda affair. Rural populations still have a tremendous amount of control over what happens where they live. When the local council wrestles with an issue, everyone knows about it. Quite often, in full public view. The smallness of a rural government guarantees its effectiveness. Local councils have operated in a setting where voters could always come and watch how they worked and listen to their decision-making debates. Councillors would later have to deal with their critics right in the middle of the local grocery store. Transparency and accountability are difficult to maintain in the big government arena, but they are necessary goals to strive for. With smaller government comes an expectation for decisions to be practical and effective. The scope of issues that face a federal government is naturally more complicated and diverse than those of our local government. However, you cannot help but appreciate the ability and determination of local politicians to make good decisions in an honest way. Perhaps the leaders in big government should, from time to time, make an effort to remind themselves about where they came from and how they got where they are today. Misleading Parliament and changing the rules and realities of government to accommodate a political agenda would never be allowed anywhere else. Our leaders have to set an example for the rest of us.

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! Jeremy Kirkham correctly identified last week’s local landmark as the footbridge beneath the Drummond Street bridge. This week’s local landmark is located near a good place to buy yarn.

Haunted memories make it tough to breathe


am not quite at the point in my life where I find it acceptable to wear plaid shorts hiked up to my armpits, with sandals and black knee socks rounding out my ensemble. But I am feeling a tad older today. And what man wouldn’t feel a little distanced from his youth after being laughed at by a young woman? It never deterred me when I was a young man, so why would it bother me know? I’ll tell you why – because that giggling shook me to my very core. In a matter of 15 seconds, one of the few things in my life that I’ve truly believed in since childhood was questioned. Mocked is a better word. And who was this young mocker? My teenage niece, Cassidy. We were hanging out and the topic rolled around to movies. Scary movies, actually. Then she hit me with the question. She asked me to name the scariest movie I had ever seen. Unlike most questions about my favourite or most hated things in life, I didn’t hesitate on an answer. Even typing the word makes my skin crawl. The Exorcist. Case closed. Hands down. Not a doubt. No hesitation. One hundred per cent. The Exorcist. I don’t know if I was expecting her to shudder at the very mention of the title, or to run out of the room screaming, but she said, “Yeah, I saw it. It was funny when her head spun around.” Funny? I thought the word she meant was “traumatizing” or “disturbing” or “scarring.” She then added the word “hilarious” to the conversation. So in a matter of 15 sec-

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MARSHALL The Way It Is onds, my whole belief system was shattered. To test his manhood, any normal man would run out and rent the movie. But I’ve never been accused of being normal. So I relived the movie in my mind, and it still gave me chills. I can still picture Linda Blair sitting up in the bed, seeing her breath as she spoke in a demonic voice that made every hair on my body stand at attention. And this was even before I had body hair that could stand at attention. I can see her levitating. And hear her swearing at the priest. And picture her head spinning around. And that close up shot of her face. Her eyes were like a window into hell. Then I pictured Cassidy watching it and laughing uncontrollably, throwing in the odd yawn for good measure. So I did what any good uncle would do, after he was mocked niece. I walked into the kitchen, picked up the phone, called her mom and told her I found her

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daughter hanging out with boys smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. Who’s laughing now, smarty pants? Maybe she’s right though. Maybe the movie, compared to today’s flicks, is tame. Perhaps even silly. But as a kid, watching The Exorcist from between my fingers as they shielded my eyes, I swore there was nothing on this earth that was ever going to scare me as much. Then I went to Niagara Falls. More specifically, to a haunted house in Niagara Falls. The advertisement bragged that more than 75,000 people had chickened out and had to be rescued from the house before they made it through. So on a Saturday night, around 11:40, we walked into the front lobby of the haunted house, and paid our money. The admission price alone was frightening. Without giving away any secrets, it was frickin’ creepy. In fact, the 15 minutes left me breathless. Literally. My girlfriend refused to open her eyes and walked behind me the whole time, face buried between my shoulders, one arm glued to my sweatshirt and the other wrapped around my windpipe. It wasn’t as traumatic as watching The Exorcist, but let’s just say I’m glad a suitcase with dry underpants was close by. I just wish my niece had been there too. I’m afraid we’ll be hanging out in a few years, and I’ll bring up the haunted house. She’ll laugh. But it won’t be at my story, it will be at my knee socks and sandals. Knowing that’s on the horizon frightens me more than Linda Blair ever could.


here was a cute piece on the news last week about the creativity people are showing with excuses about why they are late for work. Of course I mean “cute” in an eye-rolling sort of way. I think it is quite applicable to excuses given for bad behaviour in general. The CTV story indicated this is a growing problem. Hundreds of Canadian companies and employees were surveyed by an online job company, and apparently 19 per cent of respondents said they arrive late to work at least once a week, and 11 per cent claim to be late twice per week. One quarter of those tardy folks said “lack of sleep” was their reason for lateness, and another quarter blamed traffic. Public transit, bad weather, getting kids to school/daycare, Internet use and spouses were also on the list. The story didn’t get specific about just how, exactly, Internet use and spouses made a person late, so of course I’m using my imagination: “Well, boss, my spouse stood in the doorway with his hands on his hips and refused to let me pass.” Or how about: “A rope came out from my computer screen, wrapped around my neck and started to tighten whenever I stopped Facebooking.” Yes, I think “Facebooking” is officially a verb now. If it isn’t, it probably will be soon. The story went on to describe some “whoppers” that didn’t make the top five, but that were considered to be wild tales. One was that a bear stopped an employee’s car, smashed the window and tried to grab him or her. Another claimed to have


GRAY Past Deadline been attacked by the pet cat, another said the car was inhabited by bees, and one said grandma went missing. I dunno. They sound wild, but in a way those ones are as believable as the usual weather, traffic and transit excuses, which strike me as old and tired even if they are true. And sometimes excuses are more of a fill-in-the-blanks thing. A teacher friend told me one of her students didn’t get an assignment finished “because she was in Ottawa.” Shrug. Of course! Ottawa! Totally understandable because a) they have no computers/Internet in Ottawa and b) spending time in Ottawa gives one an immediate homework pass. Just because. So there. Whatevs. I mean, it’s not as if I want people to lie to me when they give excuses, but I also think people are just not being overly accountable or responsible. Most of the time you can leave earlier in bad weather or during construction

season, but you can’t really plan for a bee swarm or for grandma flying the coop. I think we have to just face the fact that sometimes we screw up. We can’t always blame someone or something else. That’s why I wanted to emphasize something I said in my column a few weeks ago about the guy who seemed determined to run a bunch of us down at the crossing at Wilson and Isabella streets. There has been some comment since then about that intersection. There is no denying it’s a busy spot. Lots of folks have reported near misses. I like the changes made to the intersection in the construction. As a pedestrian who stands on its various corners with a small group of children a couple of times a day, I feel less exposed now that the crossing is set back from the corners. If drivers jump the gun, there is time for them to stop as they come around. What happened to us a few weeks ago had nothing to do with how that intersection is designed. The driver in question waited for some of us to cross, then barged out before the rest had made it. He ignored Lloyd the crossing guard, who was standing in the middle of the road wearing his bright orange vest and holding his stop sign. The intersection didn’t nearly hit my children, the guy in the car nearly did. And that is what is going on at Wilson and Isabella and in so many other places. People need to pay attention, slow down and be patient. Now, possibly the driver in question was dealing with a swarm of bees in his car, but I kinda doubt it.

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Lynx tracks found on Foley Mountain


he sighting of a set of lynx tracks in Foley Mountain Park in southeastern Ontario is certainly a most interesting wildlife discovery. Classified as extinct below a rough line drawn across Ontario from the southern shore of Georgian Bay to just north of Ottawa, the presence of this king-sized cat opens up a whole realm of possibilities. First noticed in the Upper Rideau Lake beach sand one early December several years ago, these big paw prints were first thought to have been made by one of the bobcats that periodically pass through this conservation area. However, a clear set of fresh prints in a new snow on the morning of Jan 17 caused the resident park superintendent to investigate further. From the measurements taken at that time, there was little doubt that these apple-sized prints were much too large to have been made by the smaller feet of a bobcat. This consensus of opinion

was later shared by 35 members of the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists who viewed the tracks while on a winter outing the following Saturday. Incidentally, since then, new prints of this same animal have been seen on several more occasions. The arrival of a northern lynx far south of its normal range is, in reality, only a blueprint of this tuft-eared predator’s life history. For the most part a solitary silent hunter of the deep forest areas, its nocturnal habits keep it all but hidden from its main enemy, man. Lacking a keen sense of smell, they hunt primarily by sight and sound, flushing small game from woodland cover or by lying hidden in wait beside a well-used game trail. While lynx, like all predators, are opportunists eating a variety of small mammals, birds and dead animals, almost 75 per cent of their diet consists of snowshoe hares. Thus, their population numbers are closely knit to the periodic rise and fall of the snowshoe hare cycle which

There is always something new in the digital age


ust when one thinks there’s nothing much new in digital cameras because of all the models introduced in the past few months, along come a few which should really get a mention. I have a gut feeling that 2011 will be an interesting year as camera technology takes off in some new directions. Olympus surprised everyone with a high-end point-and-shoot model, the XZ1, designed to compete with Canon’s S95 and the Panasonic LX5. This little beauty has a fast f1.8 lens equivalent to 28-112mm and shoots in RAW like the competition. There is no viewfinder included but the superb external VF-2 can be attached to the hot shoe. Unfortunately, that adds a lot to the cost of a camera that is already over $500. Also from Olympus is a new Micro 4/3 model, the EPL-2, an interchangeable lens camera with a much larger sensor than the compacts. With the aforementioned VF-2 clip-on viewfinder, this makes a pretty impressive package. Cost is around $600 without the viewfinder. From Fujifilm, a camera maker best known (perhaps unjustly) as a maker of models usually found in department stores, comes a camera to lust after – the X100. This is a fixed lens model, but with a large sensor as in a DSLR. It will appear in stores this month at the (gasp) princely sum of $1200. It has a combination optical/electronic viewfinder, a first in the industry and is reminiscent of the rangefinder cameras of bygone years. Manufactured to very high standards, it will appeal to photo enthusiasts with fat wallets. Nikon has been very secretive about their new model slated for introduction sometime this year. Some reviewers think it will be similar to the Fuji X100, as Nikon and Fuji have collaborated in the past. If that’s the case, then Fuji has jumped the


CRABB Camera Corner gun on Nikon by introducing their model first. We’ll have to wait and see on that one. The trend is definitely towards cameras that are lighter and smaller, but with the same high quality of the DSLRs. That’s why the M4/3 models have been so successful, with Panasonic and Olympus leading the way. An excellent new model from Panasonic is the GH2, a significant upgrade over the highly-rated GH1. The cost – around $1600 – gives pause for reflection, as there are many DSLRs that price or much lower. The new GF2 is also pricey for a small camera with no viewfinder and (in my opinion) will not take better photos than the previous model, the GF1. When comparing all of the above to the typical small digital camera, there is a reason why they are becoming more and more popular. Consumers are getting to be more discriminating and want better results, especially in low light. We want high resolution and low noise in a reasonably compact camera that doesn’t break the bank. I think the manufacturers are listening and working hard to introduce new models to suit the demand. I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening as 2011 unfolds. Click!

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BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors peaks on the average every 10 years. As Ernest Thompson Seton once said, “The lynx lives on rabbits, follows the rabbits, thinks rabbits, tastes like rabbits, increases with them, and on their failure dies of starvation in the unrabbited woods.” How close this hare/lynx cycle figures in the peak intervals of

lynx numbers is well documented in the records of the Hudson Bay Company fur sales dating back to 1735. Accordingly, as we have had the most recent population crashes of snowshoe hares in the winters of 1970-71 and again in 1980-81, this is the winter when these white rabbits are again at their low point in numbers. When this occurs, lynx begin to travel great distances in search of food. With an abundance of cottontail rabbits in the surrounding area, and the remnants of dead deer left by wolves, dogs and vehicle collision limp-aways, it’s not hard to see why a lynx has taken up temporary residence in this location. Because of their long legs, big padded feet, and long thick fur, lynx often appear much larger than their average weight of about 25 pounds. Good identification marks to remember are the sharply tufted ears, the frosted gray overall appearance, and the black tip on the tail. The similar bobcat is more tawny brown or sometimes al-

most black in colour, has more rounded ears, and a partially striped tail. Though the lynx makes no more noise when moving than a falling snowflake, in early March they begin to scream and utter unearthly caterwauls that are unnerving to all but their nearby mate. By mid-April they are quiet once more. Historically, the lynx lived in the more northern parts of Canada, while its close relative, the bobcat, was limited to the southern regions. With its large furry foot-pads, the lynx could travel in the deeper snow, where the bobcats with their shorter legs and smaller feet would flounder and perish. Though all signs point to the presence of a lynx in this Eastern Ontario Park, while checking track sizes I noticed another animal with similar-sized prints. I guess there’s no chance that this four-footed creature could be an eastern cougar. Don’t laugh too hard. Stranger things have happened in this outdoor world of ours.


Thank you for the experience of a lifetime Dear Editor, This year’s Dominican Experience Travellers from St. John Catholic High School have been working endlessly to prepare for their upcoming exposure/ service trip to a San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. To take part in this life-changing experience, the 10 travellers were required to raise $15,000. It was a seemingly daunting task, but with the generosity of our local communities and the hard work of some extremely involved parents, we have exceeded our fundraising goal! The proceeds from the Giant

Yard Sale, a successful bottle drive, the Valentine’s Gala and various smaller fundraisers, have made it possible for our devoted travellers to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity. We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us, in every possible way. We are extremely grateful for all of the generous donations and involvement from people in the Perth, Smiths Falls, Lanark and Westport areas. All of us can’t wait to try to make a difference in the lives of the Dominican people during the March Break, and to

bring that call to service back to our communities upon our return. It is a trip of a lifetime and we thank everyone so much for all of their support and prayers. Sincerely, Jenna Sweeney, Keirsten Smith, Jonah Patterson, Ron Milner, Valerie Lemay, Vincent Scattolon, Jessica Harris, Kiera Lundberg, Rebecca Goodfellow, Ashley Brash and teachers Sharon Scattolon and Caitlin Doyle The 2011 Dominican Experience Travellers

In praise of a leader that puts Perth first Dear Editor, I read with interest the recent article about the South East LHIN plans for “wiser” health care spending in our county and the apparent negative response of our mayor, who would rather see our local hospital receive more appropriate and dedicated funding, without concern for the financial bottom line of the region as a whole. Good for him. The focus of this discussion should not strictly be on health care funding, but rather one of acceptable access to quality care. Though linked, they are not necessarily the same and though perhaps a bit cynical after watching the politics of health care over the last three decades, I suspect that what may be good for the funding of Kingston General Hospital, in any centralized model of service delivery, may not be so good for clinical services in Perth. The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, is, in my view, a wonderful little hospital that serves the needs of our community well, in a patient centered, caring and compassionate environment and where our residents have timely access to excellent secondary services such as general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, rehabilitation and general medicine. We are all about caring for our community in a very real and tangible way and we do so in a cost effective, efficient manner.

My concern is that if the limited regional health care dollars are redirected to supporting the inefficiencies unfortunately inherent in a big city hospital operation that my patients may not enjoy the same access to local specialty care and a caring hospital environment that they have, until now, taken for granted. In other regions of the province, the LHINs have made health care choices that have not been popular with local residents. The closure of several small town emergency departments in the Niagara region has been met with much controversy and many residents there are convinced, rightly or wrongly, that the basis for these closures was strictly one of fiscal restraint. In our own area, the LHIN process has subdivided Lanark County into two distinct entities, north and south, making regional health care planning for Lanark County a challenge and from my own personal view, has disrupted traditional patient referral patterns to the detriment of my patients. I am pleased that our local civic leaders have expressed some reservations about regional funding models and its potential effect on local health care service delivery. I share their concern. Alan Drummond, MD Family physician, Perth

Tongues wagging about WagJag STAFF Group buying is gaining popularity worldwide and local consumers have their own opportunity to get on board with From ski passes to cupcakes, local shoppers are finding the online discount resource is a great way to save money in their own community and beyond. The growth of - a wholly owned subsidiary of TorStar Digital, one of the sister companies of Metroland Media - into the Ottawa Region has been phenomenal, says WagJag co-ordinator Leslie Osborne. So what is WagJag? is a group buy-

ing or social buying website that brings you amazing deals on the coolest events, restaurants, fashion finds, activities and adventures. can deliver great offers because it assembles a group of ‘WagJaggers’ with combined purchasing power. One amazing deal is featured each day and is available for seven days or less. You can only get the deal if enough people join the group and agree to purchase. Once enough people join, you get a printable electronic voucher and you use the voucher to redeem your WagJag. It’s that simple! If you need help setting up an account or have any questions or would like to feature a deal, contact The Perth Courier office.

Municipal Connection Notice to all Building Owners, Managers and Tennants This notice serves as a reminder to all building owners, building managers and obligated tenants of their responsibility under the Town of Perth Property Maintenance and Occupancy By-law #3322. Build-up of ice and snow on roofs of buildings must be removed in a timely, controlled fashion. When this hazard cannot be immediately removed, there are barricades available to alert pedestrians of the potential overhead danger. A limited number of these barricades are available at the Crystal Palace next to the municipal parking lot in the Basin area. These are only to be used as a temporary solution until such time as the ice and snow is safely brought down. Once this has been done, these barricades must be returned back to the Crystal Palace. If you

are still in possession of any of these barricades from past years, please return them. Also, ice and snow on fire escapes and fire access routes to buildings must be kept clear. This needs to be done as often as necessary to ensure that safe access and egress from a building is provided for all building users and emergency services personnel. Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping Perth a safe community in which people can work, live and play.

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 restrictions signs are erected at all entrances to the Town. By-law #3961 (as amended) states that “…no person shall park a vehicle between 0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) during the period from November 20 to March 31 inclusive upon any highway or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the Town of Perth….” and further states that “no person shall park a vehicle between the hours of

0001 hours (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) in any public parking lot except for vehicles parked in designated areas and 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.

Council Minutes, Agendas and Reports The agendas, minutes and reports associated with all meetings of Council and Committees/Advisory Panels of Council are posted to the Town’s website in advance of the meeting. Please visit our website at and look under “Council/ Administrative Services.”

Getting to know your Municipal Staff Over the next several months, the Town of Perth will use this space to profile its full-time staff members, as well as volunteers of the Perth Firefighters’ Association, giving readers a glimpse of who provides your municipal services and how. We hope you find it informative and enjoyable.


Name: Rupert Dzuiba Department: Community Services Title: Administrative Assistant – Perth Indoor Pool Years Worked for the Town: 3 Hometown: Kingston, ON Job Description: Assists Aquatics Manager in co-ordinating school board and other lessons, various administrative duties. Personal Information: Rupert’s interests include computers and home household projects. On Working for the Town of Perth: Rupert says he enjoys the challenges and being part of a team to make something work.

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Willy Wonka sighting in Perth BY IAN DOIG First off this month is the Perth Academy of Musical Theatre, which brings a pair of special, young peoples’ productions to the stage of the Myriad Theatre, Willy Wonka and Rock the House! Willy Wonka will play on Thursday, March 3 and Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. Rock the House! will take place on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. It will be a rock-androll extravaganza across the decades. Tickets for both productions are $10 each and are available by calling 613-267-9610. The Myriad Theatre’s productions sell quickly and seating is reserved, so purchasing your tickets in advance is strongly recommended. For more information, visit Barn Door Productions comes to the stage of Perth’s Studio Theatre with something very special, the world premiere of Open House, an original, modern opera by Peter Paul Morgan. Open House was arranged by Mark Bailey, with Brad Mills as choral director, and David and Janice Jacklin as producers. Musical styles featured range from swing to rap, rock to jazz,

as well classical, operatic styles, with a 10-piece, professional orchestra. Grace Main and Cynthia Bates are featured as co-artisticdirectors. This musical event will run from March 10 to 13. Tickets are available at the Studio Theatre, by cheque or money order, or from Tickets Please, which accepts credit cards. A small convenience fee applies. The Smiths Falls Community Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming production of Melville Boys, by Canada’s most prolific playwright, Norm Foster. It will open on March 17 and runs from March 17 to 19 at 8 p.m., March 20 at 2 p.m. and March 24 to 26 at 8 p.m. This is a story about two brothers who book a weekend alone to have some quality, male time together at a family lakeside cabin for a weekend, only to have two sisters show up, and you can take it from there. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Spotlight on the Rideau, located at 39 Chambers St. in Smiths Falls. To purchase tickets, call 613-284-4141. Get your tickets early, as I’m told that these shows are frequently sold out well in advance.

Studio Theatre Productions closes off March and opens up its April shows with You Say Tomatoes, a hilarious and poignant comedy that looks at the differences between British and American attitudes. The production will have 8 p.m. shows on March 31, April 2, April 8 and April 9, and run 2 p.m. shows on April 3 and April 10. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at Studio Theatre, or from Tickets Please, at Jo’s Clothes, located at 39 Foster St. in Perth. Credit cards are accepted. A small convenience fee applies. For more information, visit www. Starting at the end of March, Theatre Night in Merrickville will run that old favourite, The Farm Show at the Merrickville Community Centre. There will be 8 p.m. shows on March 31, April 1 and April 2, and a 2 p.m. on April 3. For ticket information, call Kym at 613-269-3424. And finally, I’m told that the Mississippi Mudds are well into rehearsals for their latest home-grown musical, Halfway to Heaven, written by their own Mark Piper, which opens at the end of April, so more about this next month.

TO THE RESCUE Enbridge Pipelines Inc. donated $3,000 to Perth Emergency Medical Services through its Enbridge Safe Communities Program on Feb. 15. The money will be used to purchase basket stretchers, which will help when responding to emergencies in remote locations. From left are Perth EMS Deputy Chief Eggleton, Ken Hall, Community Relations Advisor for the Eastern Region of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Scott Rutherford, Perth EMS Operations Manager. Kassina Ryder photo


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SATURDAY MARCH 5th, 2011 Fun for all ages

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at the Brunton Community Hall. 10:30am – 2:00pm Activities at the Beckwith Park: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Bonfire & Music, Canteen, Tug of War, Snow Football, Scavenger Hunt, Tobogganing Distance Race (bring your toboggan). 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Beckwith Recreation Complex


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NOTICE OF TENDER TENDER FOR GRASS CUTTING AT THE BECKWITH PARK – 9TH LINE BECKWITH QUEENSWAY WEST PARK – CEMETERY SIDE ROAD STEWART PARK – FRANKTOWN Any person interested in tendering for the above is invited to pick up tender forms and specifications at the township office, 1702 9th Line Beckwith, Black’s Corners, during regular office hours. All tenders must be received before 12:00 p.m. On Friday March 25th, 2011. Note: the lowest of any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Further information can be obtained by contacting: Cynthia Moyle, Chief Administrative Officer Telephone: 613-257-1539 e-mail: cmoyle@twp.

All proceeds go to off set the costs for the sleigh rides and upgrades to the Beckwith Park. For further information or to register a pot of chili, please contact the Recreation Department at The Beckwith Township office 613-257-1539.

THE TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH WILL BE ACCEPTING QUOTATIONS FOR: NATURE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION The Township of Beckwith is interested in obtaining a quote for the construction of a Nature Trail. A Site meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Beckwith Recreation Complex, 1319 9th Line Beckwith. Interested companies are requested to submit a quotation on or before Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) to: Township of Beckwith Attention: Cynthia Moyle, Chief Administrative Officer Telephone: (613) 257- 1539 Fax: (613) 257-8996 E-Mail:

Township of Beckwith NOTICE Activation of Reduced Load Period In accordance with By-law # 92-05, please note that the Township of Beckwith will be enforcing Restricted Loading upon roadways within its jurisdiction effective: MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 2011 Restricted loading 5 Tonnes per axle. Darwin Nolan, Public Works Superintendent Township of Beckwith 613-257-1810 1-800-535-4534

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coffee and tea, baked goods, treats and a glass of wine with cheese. And you will have the chance to win great prizes donated by many generous local suppliers when you enter our fundraiser raffle. This is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. Please join us! Submitted by the CFUW Perth and District.


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Please join the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Perth and District in celebrating the Global Centenary of the International Women’s Day on March 12, 2011. This special occasion will be held in the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion (7 Main St. E., Smiths Falls) from 1 to 4 p.m. CFUW has proudly hosted International Women’s Day celebrations for many years and each year the bar is raised – and 2011 is no exception. Anne Neil, president of the CFUW Perth and District and chair of the CFUW committee for the Status of Women, has designed a fun, interesting and thought-provoking afternoon to celebrate the Global Centenary of International Women’s Day. The day will be based on the theme “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.� The program will include inspirational speakers, live entertainment, treats and raffles, concluding with a glass of wine and cheese while enjoying the opportunity to mix and mingle. Jeela Jones, chair of the IWD committee, and Donna Morrow, past president of CFUW Perth and District will open this special global day, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Smiths Falls Coun. Dawn Quinn will then officially welcome all guests to the festivities, being held in her town this year. The afternoon continues with inspirational words from Dr. Ruth Kane, director of teacher education at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. She began her career as a secondary teacher in New Zealand and Australia where she taught in indigenous communities in North Queensland before moving into teacher education and postgraduate study. Her masters and doctoral theses were crafted here and she returned to New Zealand as Professor of Secondary Education at Massey University before making the move to Canada where she continues her focus on research and practice in teacher education. Hedvig Alexander, Ms. Chatelaine February 2011 and aptly described as “A Women of Style and Substance,� brings colour, creativity and entrepreneurship to this celebration. An energetic, intelligent woman, a language specialist with a Masters in International Relations from Yale, Alexander recently had a great idea and brought it to fruition when Jali Designs was born, representing artisans from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan. Completing the speaker lineup is Sarah Wilson, the senior campaign officer of CARE Canada who will talk about Zambia, a country where poverty and hardship are common life experiences. CFUW and District has chosen to support the CARE Canada Project in Zambia this year. Sarah will discuss many


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Time changes many things but love & memory ever clings.



A booklet of commemorative verses is available for viewing at our office to help you get through this difficult time.

Daniel Felizardo-Kerr Happy 3rd birthday February 27, 2011


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A booklet of commemorative verses is available at this newspaper. We sincerely hope it will prove to be of service to readers who are desirous of selecting a suitable verse for their In Memoriam.

DIXON: In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Edward (Ted), who passed away Feb. 26. 1984. There is a certain feeling That we keep for you alone A place that is within our hearts That only you can own Nothing could be more beautiful Than the memories we have of you To us you were someone special And God must have thought so too. Forever missed, Eleanor, Dave, Rick, Mel and Judy


FIELDING: In loving memory of Lois, who passed away March 3, 2004. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name But all we have are memories And your picture in a frame Your resting place we visit And put flowers there with care But no one knows the heartache As we turn and leave you there. Ken and family MYERS: In loving memory of my husband, Don, who passed away on March 4, 2003. Memory is a lovely lane Where hearts are ever true A lane I so often travel down Because it leads to you Softly the leaves of memory fall Gently we gather and treasure them all Some may forget now you are gone We will remember no matter how long. Lovingly remembered, Shirley and family

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FIELDING: In loving memory of a caring and special Mom and Grandma, Lois, who passed away March 3, 2004. Though your smile is gone forever And your hand we cannot touch Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts Always loved and never forgotten, Love, Brian, Gloria, Trisha and Michelle FIELDING: In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, Lois, who passed away March 3, 2004. A silent thought, a secret tear Keeps her memory ever dear Time takes away the edge of grief But memory turns back every leaf. Always loved and sadly missed, Kevin, Bradley and Christopher

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FIELDING: In memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Lois, who passed away March 3, 2004. There’s a corner in our hearts Mom, you visit every day It gives us a warm feeling That you’re never far away. Your daughter, Deborah, Mark, Jennifer and grandson Cory.



Re: Frances Buchanan-Barr We want to express our sincere appreciation to C. R. Gamble Funeral Home, Almonte, Ont., for their support and guidance during our recent loss. Thank you for donations to the Almonte Hospital Foundation in honour of our mother, Frances. Many acts of kindness, offers of assistance, food, phone calls, cards of sympathy from relatives, friends, neighbours, co-workers, Frances past students and Retired Teachers have been numerous and extremely thoughtful. A heartfelt “THANK YOU” for sharing your wonderful memories of Frances, our loving Mother and gentle and caring friend. Norman & Roberta Heather& Greg


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Silvia Schauland Passing suddenly, at the age of 47. Beloved daughter of Ingrid and Dieter. Forever missed by her brothers Stephan (Lori) and Thomas (Christina). Loving aunt to Mary Jane, Eric, Richard and Daniel. Silvia’s kindness, generosity and love for life will be remembered always. Friends paid their respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Ottawa. Funeral Service followed in the chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.

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At the Perth Community Care Centre, Perth on Thursday, Feb. 24 2011 in his 71st year. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Patricia Ann (Fournier) Burke, his 5 children, 3 stepchildren, 13 grandchildren, brothers and sisters, their families and many friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth on Sunday, Feb. 27 followed by funeral service in the chapel at 3 p.m.

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Muriel Mae Taggart Peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 in her 90th year. Born October 2, 1921 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Muriel was the daughter of the late Eva and George Toone. Loving wife of the late Harold Taggart for 52 years, the late Gordon Perry for 10 years and dear friend of Wilf Parry. Caring mother to Jim (late Judy), Martha (David Parkes),Tom (Vicki), Ian (Joanne), Keith (Elaine), Paul (Judi) and Chris (Mary). Adored by her twenty four grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Muriel will be sadly missed by all her family and her many friends. She had a very full life between caring for her large family, socializing with her many friends, summering at the Rideau Lakes and wintering at Singer Island, Florida. Muriel had a unique gift for making all around her feel very special. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and all who knew her will have fond memories of her. A special thanks to her loyal caregivers Lori, Linda, Erica and Trudy and Dr. Susan Sollars. A celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at The Royal Ottawa Golf Club on Monday, March 28th at 6 p.m. for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Donations/Condolences/Tributes at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 315 McLeod St., Ottawa, K2P 1A2 Phone: 613.233.1143 Facsimile: 613.233.3803

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God saw that she was getting tired and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed her weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be Thine”. Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville on Sunday, February 27th, 2011 Hazel M. (Hull) Fuller (former co-owner of Rideau Ferry Store and Post Office) at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents Lucy (Brown) and Hugh Hull and in 2003 by her beloved husband J. Eric Fuller. Cherished mother of Sharron (Korny) Louwerse, John (Pat), Paul (Asta), Susan (Caleb) Robson, Carole and Josephine (Kathy). She was the adored grandmother of Jamie, Sarah and Michael, David and Christopher, Morgan and Rachel, and Ashley, Jacob and Connor; great grandmother of Hayley and Madison, Hannah and Charlotte, Ryerson and Emmalynne, and Eric. Hazel was the sister of the late Phyllis (late Fred) Peters, Reta Taylor, and Ernie (late Daisy) Hull; she will be sadly missed by her brother-inlaw Art Taylor, her nieces, nephews, the Fuller family and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment will then follow in Newboro United Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.) or Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville would be appreciated.



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Suddenly at his home, in Hythe, Alberta, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the age of 70. Harry is survived by his wife, Val, children Delvin and Daylene and brothers Clifford (Georgina), Alvin, William George (Judy), nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Sam Kelford, sister-in-law Beth. Following cremation he will be laid to rest at Neville, Saskatchewan.


At the time of the passing of a loved one, many people choose to make a donation to a charity in lieu of flowers. For information about making an In Memoriam donation to the GWM Hospital Foundation, please contact the Foundation office at 613-264-0638. 33 Drummond St. W. Perth K7H 2K1


Marion Grace Starr

Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Wednesday, Feb. 23 2011 Marion Grace (Marritt) Starr in her 90th year. Marion was predeceased in November 2010 by her beloved husband Arthur E. Starr. She was the loved and respected mother of Robert Staley, Susan Starr, Mareen Starr-Ellis, Will Starr (Penny Foxwell), Jane Adshead (Roy) and Sheila Starr (Craig Gonder). Cherished grandmother of Andy, Kim, Ian and Alison, Melissa, Jennifer and Andrea, Arthur and John, Allison and Cody, Adrian and Melanie, Janet and Emily and great grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Doreen (Frank) Dixon and Margaret (late Fred) Fields. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth on Thursday, March 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul’s United Church, Perth on Friday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception in St. Paul’s Hall. Marion & Art will be interred together in Pine Orchard Friends Cemetery, Newmarket at a later date to be announced. In remembrance, contributions to Alzheimer Society of Lanark County or Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

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Strome Stephen Wilmer Strome It is with great sadness Steve’s family announces his passing at the Ottawa Civic Hospital Campus on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke in Gatineau on the opening day of Winterlude, Feb. 4, 2011. Steve is remembered by his wife and best friend Wendy Drew, children James (Debbie) of Perth, Tammy (Clarence) Hofstee of Waterdown and grandchildren Tasha, Skylar, Adam, Mathew and Tristan. He was the brother of Kelly (Terry) of Paradise Lake, Ont., George of Waterloo and Cathy (Howard) Stone of Kitchener, uncle to many nieces and nephews and predeceased by parents Wilmer and Irene Strome. Steve was born on Sept. 8, 1941, raised in Kitchener and settled in Perth in the late 1970s. He enjoyed his retirement from the pharmaceutical industry. He loved to work around their country home, photography, playing golf, visiting Ottawa and travelling with Wendy. We will always remember his sparkly blue eyes, his sense of humour, his new Mustang and his kindness and generosity. Friends gathered for a service to remember Steve’s life at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth. A reception was held in the Blair & Son Family Centre immediately following the service. In remembrance, contributions to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Ave, 1st floor, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 1J8, would be appreciated. Wendy sends her heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mohammed Bafaquh and staff in the Neuroscience Observation Area at the Civic Campus as well as friends and neighbours for their kindness and support.

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Peacefully in hospital in Perth on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 Grace M. (Higgs) Lamble at the age of 95. Grace was predeceased by her loved husbands, The Reverend Horace W. Lamble and Gilbert A. Lee. She was the cherished mother of Barry Lee, mother-in-law of Patricia Lee, stepmother of Charles and Geoffrey Lamble. Dearly loved grandmother of Stephen (Debbie) and Troy (Maryanne) Lee and Jason and Jennifer Lamble; great grandmother of Christopher and Kristyn Lee. She was predeceased by granddaughter Amber Lee, great great granddaughter Payton Lee and her sister Rita Walt. Grace will be sadly missed by her family and friends in Perth, Carp, Arnprior, Greeley, Metcalfe, Vernon and Russell where she and her husband Horace served for many years. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in St. James Anglican Church, Perth on Monday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. immediately followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. She will be interred beside her late husband Horace in St. James Cemetery, Carp. In remembrance, contributions to St. James Anglican Church, Perth or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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Tuesday, March 8 marks the 100year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day where the economic, political and social achievements of women are celebrated the world over. In many countries, like China, Russia, Bulgaria and Vietnam, this is a national holiday. This centennial event promises to offer a lot to celebrate as women have been up to a whole lot of inspiring work. From being world leaders in the work of non-profit agencies that provide relief, support, life-saving healthcare and education to some of the most desperate people in the world, to heading multi-national corporations like Pepsi, Radio One, Western Union, Kraft Foods and Xeorox, women have been rising to the challenge of providing much needed leadership. The arts world has also seen huge successes for women as more have joined the ranks of the $20 million per movie club and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger in Harry Potter) was the highest paid actress of 2010 – a year saw the first ever woman win the Oscar for best director of the year. The number one selling album of 2010 was from Lady Gaga and 11 of the top 20 selling albums were female artists or bands with a female artist. Closer to home, more Canadian women are pursuing postsecondary education than ever before and Canadian female athletes are enjoying unprecedented victories on the world stage. And yet there are still signs that progress for Canadian women is actually backsliding instead of surging ahead. The 2010 report, “Reality Check: Women in Canada” notes the many areas where there has been a “sharp decrease in institutional and political support by the

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Perth wins big hosting skating competition Club places second overall and shatters fundraising goal hosting Seaway Valley Interclub for first time in 16 years

Christine Thomas and Brittany Massey of the Perth Figure Skating Club perform a pairs routine.


More than 300 figure skaters from 16 different clubs descended upon the Perth arena for the twoday Seaway Valley Interclub competition. The event, held Feb. 26-27, saw skaters as young as four years of age competing alongside adults and teens for the club trophy. Skaters vied for points in various events, racking them up for their club. The overall trophy was awarded to the Athens Figure Skating Club, with 190 points, while the Perth club came in second with 132. “While it’s a fun kind of competition, it can get very competitive,” said Wendy Martin, chair of the competition’s organizing committee. The Morrisburg and District Skating Club placed third on the points tally, followed by Kemptville and Brockville. The other participating clubs hailed from

Lanark, Prescott, Carleton Place, Winchester, Spencerville, Cornwall, Rideau Lakes, Long Sault, Almonte, Hawkesbury and South Glengarry. But regardless of who got the trophy, the weekend marked a big win for the Perth Skating Club, Martin said. The 16 clubs host the tournament on a rotating basis. This year it was Perth’s turn, making this the first time in 16 years the club could reap the benefits of this enormous fundraising opportunity. The final numbers, said Martin, were even bigger than expected. Though the exact sum has yet to be tallied, the money raised by the raffle, flower sale, business sponsorships and other means is expected to be about $18,000, she said. That’s way beyond the club’s original goal of $11,000, thanks largely to the hard work of volunteers and business sponsors, such as ABS Auto Body Supply of Perth, the event’s only gold-level

Lilly Bowes-Reid of the Perth Figure Skating Club was one of 42 local skaters.

sponsor. “Ice costs continue to rise and you never know what your membership revenues will be like,” said Martin. “It’s very important that you do well on competitions like this because this is what’s going to sustain your club.” Martin said a big thank-you is due to more than 150 volunteers who worked all weekend to make the event run smoothly, as well as to the Town of Perth, the arena staff, and all the business sponsors who raised $6,000 for the club. “We wouldn’t be able to do an event of this magnitude without the great community support,” she said. But, of course, the big stars of the weekend were the kids who laced-up. “The Perth kids were great. We had 42 Perth figure skaters involved in the competition and they were amazing,” she said. “To come in second overall is outstanding.”

Sierra McGuin of the Prescott Figure Skating Club preforms a solo routine to a Lady Gaga tune.

Bass, WINGS take flight in awareness fight By Rob Brodie Cody Bass is still young enough to relate to the difficulties teenagers face in today’s world. But he’s also reached the age that has him believing he can make a difference. And wanting to be a leader in a cause that touches more people with each passing day. With the memory of Daron Richardson in mind, the Binghamton Senators forward has launched WINGS — an acronym that stands for When I Need Guidance and Support. It is intended to raise more awareness about the issue of teenage suicide, which claimed the life of the 14-year-old daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson last November. “I don’t think people really realize how hard it is to be in high school these days and to be a teenage kid,” said Bass. “I’m only 24 — I was a teenager six years ago and now I’m a young adult. I have two younger sisters who are teenagers and they’ve kind of had a hard time in high school as well. I just want to get the message out there that you should never feel alone and never feel you have to take your own life by suicide. “There should always be

somebody there to help out, no matter what. So that’s kind of the message we’re trying to get across. Make sure every teen has somebody there (with a shoulder) to cry on or to just listen.” Bass feels a closer connection to the Richardson tragedy than most. When he was called up to Ottawa for the first time, the Richardsons opened their home to him and he came to see their family as his own. It was simply their way. “They made it feel like home to me,” said Bass. “Living there, I got to know Daron pretty well. I got to know Morgan (her older sister). I got to know the whole family. They made me feel right at home and treated me really well. Luke is just a special man. He’s one of the greater guys I’ve ever met. “The whole family is just unbelievable. I can’t thank them enough. It’s just a tragic thing to see what happened with Daron, so anything you can do to give back in honour of the Richardson name is awesome.” Bass and B-Sens teammate drove to Ottawa to attend the celebration of life for Daron, which drew 5,600 people to Scotiabank Place — “one of the saddest things I’ve ever had to sit through in my life,” he later told theahl.

com. By the time he returned to Binghamton, Bass knew he had to do something in memory of Daron. With the help of B-Sens staffers Kate Krenzer and Christa Reese, along with Jennifer O’Brien, the owner of the Magic Paintbrush Project in the Binghamton area, WINGS soon took flight. A silent auction was held just before Christmas, which raised more than $4,600 for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier in Binghamton. Another event, an outdoor skate held last Monday in Binghamton, raised another $800 for WINGS. The B-Sens’ wives and girlfriends got on board with a candy cane fundraiser before Christmas. Fans in other American Hockey League cities have come to Bass, wanting to donate to the cause. So have game officials. The movement continues to grow and it has been a lifechanging one for Bass. “I’ve met some amazing people that have had amazing stories,” he said. “The support from around the league, from random fans donating money and referees who have donated money, and just people jumping on board who wanted to help … those people are special people and I can’t thank them enough.”

New York Rangers Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., TSN

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The Rangers find themselves in a heated battle to maintain their grip on an Eastern Conference playoff berth. Martin Gaborik, the most dynamic element of a Blueshirts attack that is otherwise rather blue collar in nature, is sidelined with a concussion, so it’ll be up to by the likes of Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Ansimov and newcomers Derek Stepan and Brian Boyle to carry more of the load. It’s a mix of young and old on the New York blue line, which features Dan Girardi, Marc Staal and Michael del Zotto. Perhaps the biggest key for the Rangers is the play of workhorse Henrik Lundqvist, one of the NHL’s elite goaltenders.

He knows there are more stories out there, more people who need a helping hand. “The reality is, stuff like this does happen. You just don’t hear about it,” said Bass. “Everybody has their own story. You walk by somebody on the street and you don’t know what their story is until one day, you stop and talk to them. I have all these random people and for them to share their stories with me … These people have lost kids and family members, and it’s just a tragedy. “I don’t wish that upon anybody, especially young children that have their whole lives ahead of them. It’s a tough life out there and you just hope for the best for everybody. If you have kids, you definitely want to see them grow up and live their lives.” To learn more about the program or to make a donation, visit www.codybasswings. com or codybassWINGS.

Senators on TV March 4: vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (TSN) March 8: at New Jersey, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet East) March 10: at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) March 11: at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet Sens) March 13: at Buffalo, 5 p.m. (Sportsnet East

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March 3, 2011 - THE PERTH COURIER - PAGE 15

They call him ‘Lightning’ Perth snowshoer brings home gold BY KASSINA RYDER

their first ever plane trip from Ottawa to Thunder Bay to watch him. Harris said his son is a born competitor. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Harris is so fast on “He’s got that competitive edge,” he said. his snowshoes, his fellow Special Olympics athBut Andrew also thinks of his teammates, Maletes call him Lightning. jaury said. “We call him Lightning because he is so fast,” “He’s also there for the team,” she said. said snowshoeing coach Jim Rathwell. “He just Susan Parks, community co-ordinator for the goes.” Perth and District Special Olympics, said Andrew Andrew was one of 30 athletes from the Ottawa is an “all-around athlete.” and Kingston area who participated in the 2011 “He’s a full-out single player and team player,” Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games in Thun- she said. der Bay from Jan. 20 to 23. Rathwell agrees. Andrew brought home gold medals in each of “He likes to be first, that’s for sure,” he said. the 200-metre, 400-metre and 800-metre snowshoe “But he’s really good, he keeps the other athletes races. going as well.” His parents, Joe Harris and Tracy Majaury, took Andrew’s interest in sports isn’t just limited to snowshoe racing, his parents said. He also plays soccer, bowling, baseball, basketball and participates in track and field. Harris credits an introduction to horseback riding at a young age, through the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program, for Andrew’s solid base as an athlete. “I truly believe that helped him with balance,” he said. Andrew also studies athletes while watching sports on TV, and is a big Ottawa Senators fan. “He’s truly dedicated,” Harris said. “He’ll watch basketball on TV until the cows come home.” While Andrew has always been fast, his endurance during races has improved over the years, Rathwell said. Known for giving it all he’s got right from the starting line, Rathwell, who has been Andrew’s coach for the past five years, said Andrew has since learned to save some of his energy to sustain him throughout the race. “When I first started coaching him, he couldn’t pace himself because he was just so fast,” he said. “Now he can pace himself and run his races.” Andrew has always been a willing learner, he added. “He listens to everything I tell him,” he said. “He’s a really good guy to coach.” Andrew’s efforts paid off when he received his medals, which he brought to school to show his classmates at Perth and District Collegiate Institute. It’s too early to tell if Andrew has qualified for the 2012 Special Olympics National Winter Games in St. Albert, Alta, but if he does, the competition had better watch out, according to his father. Perth’s Andrew Harris has reason to smile after bring“Whoever is going to beat him, they’re going to ing home three gold medals from Thunder Bay. have to earn it, that’s for sure,” Harris said.

The girls’ team (left to right) of Angie Clark, Karen Bell, Brooklyn Ramsey, Alanna McCormick, and Katie Kean rose to the challenge of the difficult conditions and finished fourth overall which qualified them to compete at the OFSAA championships. Alanna finished 5th overall as the top girl on the PDCI team.

PDCI snowboarders to hit slopes at OFSAA BY GARY LOTZ On Friday, Feb. 18 the Perth and District Collegiate Institute alpine snowboard teams travelled to Camp Fortune for the Eastern Ontario Snowboard Championships. The conditions where unseasonably warm, 11C and sunny. As a result of the warm temperatures, the course quickly became rutted and very challenging for racing. The championship results are determined by adding the total points for two runs of the top-three team members. There were a total of 83 boarders competing. The girls’ team of Angie Clark, Karen Bell, Brooklyn Ramsey, Alanna McCormick, and Katie Kean rose to the challenge of the difficult conditions and finished fourth overall which qualified them to compete at the OFSAA championships. Alanna finished 5th overall as the top girl on our team. The PDCI boys’ team of Chris Lariviere, Isaias Starkman, Derek Dewey and Ryan Verhoek competed with only four racers. This put the boys at a disadvantage coupled with the terrible conditions placing just outside of fourth place after the first run. Big improvements were made by all the racers times on the second run, but their placing remained the same. A proud point for the boys team and PDCI was Dewey’s individual performance. He finished first in eastern Ontario for the second year in a row, qualifying for the OFSAA championship. Congratulations to both the girls and boys for a successful season.





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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Local teacher killed in car accident


tragic two-vehicle accident last Wednesday night on Hwy. 38 claimed the life of a 39-year-old Sharbot Lake High School teacher. According to Sharbot Lake OPP, Robert Edward Fazackerley of RR 1, Tichborne, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by William MacDonald, 39, of Sharbot Lake, died instantly after the station wagon in which they were travelling was struck by another vehicle just north of Godfrey. The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. when the driver of a 1986 Dodge van, Dwayne Redtman, 21,

of Ottawa, lost control of the vehicle and skidded into the path of MacDonald’s car. At the time of the accident, the van was transporting five passengers, all from the Ottawa area, who were taken to hospital but later released. Fazackerley taught physical education at Sharbot Lake High School for 16 years and is survived by his wife Carol-Anne and two-year-old daughter. “His death is a tremendous loss to both the community and the school,” stated Barry O’Connor, principal of the high school.

50 years ago

Fazackerley lived in the Shar- quickly through the two-storey bot Lake area most of his life and building. attended the high school before The Purdons received news of going to university in Guelph. the fire while vacationing in Florida, and they returned home to Not certain if Rideau Ferry the charred remains of the inn on Monday afternoon. Inn will be rebuilt The couple has owned the inn Damages are estimated to be $500,000 after fire engulfed Ride- for the past two years and they au Ferry Inn last week, and own- were shocked when the news of ers of the resort, Elmer and Eva the fire reached them. “I just nevPurdon, are uncertain about the er expected anything like this,” possibility of rebuilding the inn. commented Elmer. “We really don’t know what The blaze that destroyed the popular tourist attraction in Ride- we’re going to do ... it’s too early au Ferry began about 5 a.m. last to tell. We haven’t had time to Wednesday morning and spread look at anything. We just got back yesterday and there are lots of estimates and figures we have to look at before we decide anything,” he said. The inn was insured, but Elmer said he was uncertain about the actual details of the coverage. “We have insurance, but I can’t pital, on Feb. 16, 1961, to Mr. and give you any specifics because I Mrs. Ray Fergusson of RR 6, haven’t had a chance to go over it Perth, a son. yet. We drove back from Florida Hunter - At the GWM Hospital, and came straight home. Give me on Feb. 13, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. a week to look at the situation John K. Hunter of RR 4, Smiths and by then I should have a good Falls, a son. idea whether or not we’re going Kehoe - At the GWM Hospital, on to rebuild,” he concluded. Feb. 10, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. John Three area fire departments — Kehoe of RR 2, Perth, a son. Smiths Falls, Perth and BBD&E McGregor - At the GWM Hos- — attended the blaze, which had pital, on Feb. 12, 1961, to Mr. engulfed the top floor of the inn and Mrs. Howard McGregor of by the time firefighters arrived. Balderson, a daughter. Cause of the blaze has not been Publow - At the GWM Hospital, determined, although fire offion Feb. 16, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. cials said the fire started on the Donald Publow of Perth, a son. top floor of the inn, which was Quartermain - At the GWM Hos- not in use by the public. pital, on Feb. 15, 1961, to Mr. and Dave Shorry of the Ontario Mrs. F. Quartermain of Perth, a Fire Marshal’s office is investison. gating the fire along with Perth Rogers - At the GWM Hospital, OPP Const. George Ball. on Feb. 14, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Flames ravaged the interior of Ronald Rogers of RR 1, Westport, the building and only a few hours a son. after the fire started there was litShanks - At the GWM Hospital, tle left of the Rideau Ferry Inn. on Feb. 9, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. The fire quickly worked its way Reg Shanks of RR 7, Perth, a through the main-floor roof and daughter. into the ground-floor portion of Watt - At the GWM Hospital, on the wood-and-cinder-block strucFeb. 14, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack ture. Firefighters ran hoses to the Watt of Perth, a daughter. nearby Rideau River for water to quench the flames. DIED Although the inn for the most Code - At her home, Perth, on part had remained closed during Thursday, Feb. 16, 1961, Mary the winter, the ground-floor dinConlon, beloved wife of Charles ing room had recently reopened Code, in her 41st year. on a regular basis. Covell - Suddenly, at the KingsThe inn had a lively history as ton General Hospital, on Monday, one of the most popular spots Feb. 20, 1961, Anna Matilda Cov- along the Rideau waterway and ell, dear mother of Anne. for most of this century was a maCrowe - At Hotel Dieu Hospital, jor meeting location for young Kingston, on Sunday, Feb. 19, couples from the area. 1961, Robert E. Crowe, in his 82nd The original inn was built at year, beloved husband of the late Rideau Ferry in 1897 by John Azilda Arnoldi. Coutts and was known as the Devlin - At his home, Ottawa, on Coutts House. In 1947, the Coutts Saturday, Feb. 18, 1961, Wilbert House was purchased and torn Morton Devlin, aged 57 years, down. It was replaced with the beloved husband of Beryl Fergu- modern two-storey structure that son. was gutted last week. Haseldon - At Detroit, Mich., on The Purdon family had started Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1961, Edna Mae renovations to the inn during the Churchill, wife of Arthur Hasel- past year. don. Media star at pageant Mulville - At St. Francis HospiPreparations for the 32nd annutal, Smiths Falls, on Feb. 19, 1961, Anne Loretta, beloved daughter of the late James Mulville and Mary Kehoe.

Crawford new Snow Queen


eather Crawford, a 17-yearold Perth and District Collegiate student, is Perth’s 1961 Snow Queen. She was chosen at the seventh annual Snow Queen Dance held in the town hall on Friday night. Heather, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Crawford of Perth, will compete for the title of Miss Eastern Ontario on Saturday, Feb. 25 against nine contestants from other Ontario centres. The two runners-up, Shirley Anne McParland and Donalda Carson of Perth, will be the queen’s attendants in the finals. R.M. Schooley, chairman of the Snow Queen Committee, welcomed the audience of more than 400 which crowded the town hall. Following the awards, a dance was held.

Eastern Ontario contests coming to Perth All indications point to a packed collegiate auditorium here on Saturday night, when 12 talent contestants and nine snow queens will compete for eastern Ontario titles. More than $1,000 in cash and other prizes will go to the lucky winners. Special guest emcee of the show will be Bill Luxton, of CKWS radio and TV fame. “We have a really terrific evening lined up,” says Munro Schooley, chairman of the show for the Perth Chamber of Commerce. “In addition to the contestants, our program will feature The Perth All-Male Sextet, the Rock ’n Roll Singers and the Ken Burns instrumental group. “There should be lots of variety for everyone.”

Area residents tour new hospital facilities About 1,500 Perth and district citizens were thrilled both Sunday afternoon and evening, after accepting an invitation from the board of directors of the Great War Memorial Hospital to attend an open house inspection of the new west wing of the hospital. The directors explained that this was not the official opening, but was an opportunity for the public to inspect a great portion of the hospital before patients were moved in on Tuesday, when 68 beds were available. Due to continued overcrowding and the staff having to work under trying conditions, it had become imperative that patients be moved into the part of the new

building which was ready for occupancy. The ground floor, where the operating theatre is situated, has two ultra-modern operating rooms and a working area. The operating rooms are equipped with the very latest equipment, including the surgical table, lighting and anaesthetic machine. Between the two operating rooms is located a high-speed instrument sterilizer, which completes the sterilizing of instruments in three minutes. A solution-warming cabinet and blanket warmer is also part of the equipment. Also located on the ground floor are the radiology department, new laboratory, large emergency treatment area and recovery room. The first floor contains the maternity ward, with two fourbed, four two-bed semi-private and two private rooms. The new, modern nursery, furnished by the Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary, has 18 bassinets and six incubators. The second floor, known as the surgical ward, was also open for inspection. Work is continuing on the third floor and over the present Danner Wing. The children’s ward is on the third floor. Considerable construction has yet to be done in the Danner Wing and that portion of the building which was the original hospital, which was opened in 1922, and contains 22 beds. The addition of the Danner Wing in 1939 added 27 more beds, and when the present building is completed, there will be a capacity of 102 beds. The present hospital staff now numbers just over 100, and the modern facilities which will be available will eliminate much work and speed up the nursing services to a great extent.

BORN Beattie - At the GWM Hospital, on Feb. 18, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beattie of Sharbot Lake, a son. Burns - At the GWM Hospital, on Feb. 18, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Burns of Perth, a daughter. Byrne - At the GWM Hospital, on Feb. 13, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Byrne of Perth, a son. Campbell - At the GWM Hospital, on Feb. 13, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Campbell of Balderson, a daughter. Echlin - At the GWM Hospital, on Feb. 19, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Echlin of Perth, a daughter. Fergusson - At the GWM Hos-

The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Feb. 26, 1986 as the “25 years ago” news.

al Miss Eastern Ontario Pageant, being held at Perth and District Collegiate Institute on April 5, have begun, and one of the highlights of the contest will be the appearance of CTV personality Jacquie Perrin, as the master of ceremonies. Organizers of the pageant, Orville and Effie Buchanan, say everything is progressing smoothly and they expect the pageant to be a success. Close to 30 applications have been sent to eligible Miss Eastern Ontario contestants and Effie expects a full complement of 30 young women to be on stage at PDCI vying for the Miss Eastern Ontario title.

Perth PCBs kept in steel containers Local and regional Ontario Hydro officials are in a quandary over what to do with 57 barrels of contaminated transformer oil which is currently being stored at the Perth hydro yard. Until a location is found, the PCBs will be stored in steel containers at the Perth site, said Ontario Hydro spokesman Norm Manning. The contaminated material has proven to be a thorn in the side of Ontario Hydro since it became publicly known in January that four of the barrels contained an undesirable amount of PCBs. Since the disclosure, Ontario Hydro has attempted to have the material transported to an authorized storage site at Lennox, which is located a few miles west of Kingston. When residents of the municipality of South Fredericksburg, where the storage site is located, heard of the impending move, they refused to accept the material.

BORN Cole - At the GWM Hospital, on Feb. 19, 1986, to Tom and Karen Cole of Perth, a daughter, April Marie. Hughes - On Feb. 21, 1986, to David and Lorna (nee Smith) Hughes, a son, Trevor James. James - On Feb. 16, 1986, to Kevin and Maureen James, a daughter, Lindsey Nicole.

DIED Byers - Suddenly, at Drumheller, Alta., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1986, Trevor Byers, in his 26th year, loved son of Linden Byers of Greely and Leola Byers of RR 4, Lanark. Dodds - Suddenly, in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1986, Dorothy Dodds of Perth, daughter of the late Norman and Matilda Dodds. Rutherford - In hospital, Perth, on Monday, Feb. 17, 1986, Bertha Plouffe, in her 74th year, beloved wife of Ronald Rutherford. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Feb. 26, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.


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Perth Tigers Basketball Spring League 2011 SMALL BALL: SR. (2003/2004) JR. (2005/2006) Six Tuesdays: March 29 - May 3 • 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. at PDCI NOVICE: BORN IN (2001/2002) Six Tuesdays: March 29 - May 3 • 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. at Stewart School ATOM: BORN IN (1999/2000) Six Wednesdays: March 30 - May 4 • 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. at PDCI BANTAM: BORN IN (1997/1998) Six Wednesdays: March 30 - May 4 • 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. at PDCI (Those born in 1996 may also join this division)

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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 613-268-2616


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• The Perth Upon-Tay Legion Branch 244 is holding a euchre tournament at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call Dennis Hoil at 613264-0944 for more information. • Introductory sessions of Nia, a new, dynamic form of fitness and dance will be held at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nia is fun and adaptable to every skill level, age and body type. Although classes are usually taken barefoot, you may wear a non-slip soft shoe or slipper and if you wish, bring along a yoga mat. The introductory special price is $30 (four classes for the price of three), and the drop-in price is $10. Call 613-592-8358 (weekdays), or 613-273-7676 (weekends), or email • St. John Catholic Church in Perth will host a community dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the St. James Anglican Church at 12 Harvey St. • The Salvation Army Thrift Store is holding a Happy Hour sale from 12 until 4 p.m. • The new location for the hike on March 5 is at the Lally Homestead in Murphys Point Park. This will be an easy level one, snow-shoe or hike. Bring a hot drink and snack and meet at Conlon Farm at 10 a.m. There will be a $10 fee to park in the Lally Homestead parking lot. Call Margaret at 613-264-0057 for more information. • A Lanark County Genealogical Society Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Archives Lanark in Drummond Centre. Glenn Wright, a retired archivist with Library and Archives Canada, will do a presentation on “Identifying Pas-


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a new, dynamic form of fitness and dance will be held at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nia is fun and adaptable to every skill level, age and body type. Although classes are usually taken barefoot, you may wear a non-slip soft shoe or slipper and if you wish, bring along a yoga mat. The introductory special price is $30 (four classes for the price of three), and the drop-in price is $10. Call 613-592-8358 (weekdays), or 613-273-7676 (weekends), or email • The St. James Anglican Church will host a community dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. • The Wizards 50 and 60’s Dance will be held at the Westport Tuesday, March 8 • The annual Shrove Tuesday Legion Branch 542 from 8 p.m. to pancake supper will be held at the midnight. A light buffet will be Lombardy Agricultural Hall from served and the cost is $18. 4 to 7 p.m. The three churches Sunday, March 13 in Lombardy are organizing the event and all proceeds will be • The Valley Rovers with donated to charitable organiza- Clarence Fralic will perform at tions. The cost is by donation the Irish Concert at the Midand the Rideau Mellowdears and dleville Community Centre at pianist Robert Scott from Toronto 7:30 p.m. For further information will provide entertainment. please contact Margo at 613-256• The Riverview Seniors will 5474 or Alberta at 613-259-2671. meet at the Perth-Upon-Tay • The Rideau Trail Association, Royal Canadian Legion Branch Skycroft area, is holding a level 244 at 3 p.m. before carpooling two, 10 k.m. hike or snowshoe. to Lombardy Agricultural Hall Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at to participate in Shrove Tuesday Conlon Farm in Perth. Contact events. The cost is by donation. Dave and Meg at 613-449-7459 for • St. George Anglican Church more information. in Clayton will hold a pancake • A Create a Portrait from a supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. All are Photo workshop will be held welcome. at the MERA Schoolhouse in Thursday, March 10 McDonalds Corners. Ethan • Film Night International Hogue, a young local artist, will presents Incendies, a film about a teach the lesson. The cost is $35 mother’s last wishes to send her for MERA members and $50 for children to Lebanon in search non-members. Call 613-278-0388. of their roots, will be played at Premier Cinemas in Smiths Falls. Thursday, March 17 • Wear green and get 10 per The film is rated 14-A. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 613-267-1224 cent off of all purchases at the or visit filmnightinternational. Salvation Army Thrift Store. • The Active Seniors Koalition for more (ASK) hosts shuffleboard information. at Watson’s Corners Hall at Friday, March 11 10:30 a.m. Bring a brown bag • The Salvation Army Thrift lunch. Call 613-259-5447 for inStore is holding a bag day sale. formation. • A Games Night will be held • The Active Seniors Koalition from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the (ASK) hosts Line Dancing at Tatlock Hall. Games include Wii Middleville Community Centre bowling, crokinole, table tennis and cards. Call 613-256-1071 for at 11 a.m. Call 613-259-5447. • Yoga with a certified instrucinformation. tor will be held at the Tatlock Hall Saturday, March 12 from 7 to 8:00 p.m. Call 613-256• Introductory sessions of Nia, 3453 for information.

sengers without Passenger Lists before 1865.” • Rug Hooking with instructor Donna Sproule takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Thursday, March 3 Corners. The cost is $35 for • The Active Seniors Koalition MERA members and $50 for non(ASK) hosts shuffleboard at members. Call 613-278-0388 for Watson’s Corners Hall at 10:30 more information. a.m. Potluck social at noon. Call 613-259-5447 for information. Monday, March 7 • The Active Seniors Koalition • Ryan Joyce, The International (ASK) hosts Line Dancing at Grand Illusionist, will perform Middleville Community Centre at PDCI at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at 11 a.m. Call 613-259-5447. and can be purchased by calling • Yoga at Tatlock Hall from 7 to 1-877-571-5551. A portion of the 8:00 p.m. with certified instructor. proceeds will be donated to the Call 256-3453 for information. Youth Action Kommittee.


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There has been plenty of activity lighting up Perth and District Collegiate Institute lately. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, PDCI held its first Grade 8 Orientation Night of the year to welcome future students to high school. Grade 8 students from The Stewart School, The Queen Elizabeth School, Drummond Central School, Glen Tay Public School and Maple Grove Public School arrived for a fun night of games and activities. The students completed activites by stamping a passport as they went from place to place within the school. Parents and students met with teachers in the cafeteria where they learned about the different courses that PDCI has to offer. The PDCI Concert Band played some fun songs in the auditorium before a presentation for the parents about course selections and high-school life. Teachers spoke about all the great programs that PDCI offers, like Geo-ventures, Trailblazers, co-op, the specialist high skills major program and various athletic teams and arts activities. Students ended the night in the Learning Centre where they received cake and drinks. The night was a great success thanks to all the fantastic volunteers that helped out. Many senior students dressed up for the event, face paint and all, and were enthusiastic the whole night through. A great number of teachers were also there to promote their courses and activities. A big thanks is in order for Mrs. Bourque, the main organizer of the night. Way to go, PDCI! House activites are still in full swing at PDCI. Co-ed intramural volleyball is being held every Monday for Grade 9 students, Wednesdays for Grade 10s and Fridays for the seniors. The games are done using our House system, and you can earn points for your house by winning games. In other athletics, PDCI’s senior and junior boys’ basketball teams both finished in second place for the season. The final championship series was held out of three games against Smiths Falls. Both teams played amazingly in the finals to top off a great season. Congratulations, boys. Have a great week, Blue Devils!

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There’s something seedy about Sunday

Spring is just around the corner and the Perth Farmers’ Market would like to help you get ready. On Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second annual “Seedy Sunday” will be hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. in Perth. The inaugural event last year was a great success and many of the vendors were amazed at the turnout of interested people dedicated to growing their own plants and vegetables. Some of the highlights are a swap table (bring seeds you don’t need and take ones you want), door prizes of seed packages, gift certificates and a worm factory, and gardening presentations and films on the stage. Admission is free. The main focus of the event is the opportunity to buy seeds from local producers for the upcoming gardening season. This year is better than ever with some returning seed sellers and some new ones. Terra Edibles in Foxboro, has been selling organically grown seeds since 1992 and specializes in seed for open-pollinated heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers. They carry over 120 varieties of tomatoes alone and are often asked to add more. From just around the corner in Carleton Place is Yuko Horiuchi, who specializes in exotic Asian vegetables and has been saving open-pollinated seeds since 1985. You can get information on her 10th Annual Heirloom Tomato and Perennial Plant Sale at her booth. Heritage Seed and Produce, located near Westport, specializes in the propagation of heirloom fruit and vegetables without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. It was formed in 2005 to continue in the preservation of our agricultural heritage and they have acclimatized heirloom varieties from across the globe and propagate seed from these cultivars. Wildsome Gardens offers seeds for a colourful selection of native and heirloom flowers, grasses and woodies. Native species add beauty and wildlife value to all styles of garden and are naturally hardy to a variety of soil types and growing conditions. Mountain Grove Seed Company will be selling its seed packages of wildflowers and heritage plants, as well as balms and

skin products, made from herbs grown at their location near Arden. Rock Wall Gardens will have some handmade garden art items, such as stepping stones and hypertufa containers, as well as information about the garden art workshops they offer. The Eastern Ontario Gardeners Guide will be available and is filled with information on over a hundred local growers/nurseries, studio and garden tours, farmers’ markets, historic gardens, articles and tips to help make your gardening more enjoyable this season. Regular vendors from the farmers’ market will include Blue Chicory Garden, which provides certified organic vegetables, herbs and honey and they will have seeds from some of their favourite veggies, seed potatoes and samples of the garden furniture that they make from cedar harvested and milled on site. Piggin’ Out is a producer of locally raised pork, chickens, turkeys and eggs. They will have regular and gluten-free baking and such lunch items as soup, chili and gluten free mini-pizzas. Elphin Gold Organic Farm has been worked by the family for almost 200 years and they have practised organic standards for 15 years. Since 2001, Hollyhock Grange has been at the market selling perennials, produce and freezer lamb. At the sale, they will offer seeds harvested from their garden, as well as food favourites such as granola, samosas, muffins and more. Local community groups have also been invited to set up booths to reach out to the public.

USC Canada Seeds of Survival works with farming communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to secure their local seed systems and help people grow enough food where they are. Faris Ahmed, the head of campaigning, nationally and internationally, for USC on seeds, farmers’ rights and other issues, will be at the event. USC helped found the seedy events along with Seeds of Diversity, a Canadian volunteer organization that conserves the biodiversity and traditional knowledge of

food crops and garden plants. Transition Perth is about building resilience to help address economic and environmental challenges in our community. They will be showcasing their lineup of film nights and upcoming special events. The Perth Farmers’ Market is dedicated to preserving our farming heritage and sustainable agriculture. We feel that this Seedy Sunday will get you excited about it too.



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Energy efficient, 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick bungalow on fully fenced lot in great location, many upgrades. $213,000 MLS# 777925 Christian & Norene Allan 613-207-0834



2 bedroom bungalow in town - dining rm was 3rd bedrm - 4 pc. bath, main floor laundry, eatin kitchen with lots of cupboards - EBB heat, 200 amp service - nice sized backyard - full useable crawl space- carport, steel roof, deck & garden shed - all appliances included - close to schools, churches & downtown. $179,000. 67 Brock St., Perth. Call Joanne Bennell, 613-812-0505

Recently renovated 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 storey home with lovely 4 piece bathroom and eat-in kitchen, funky open staircase leading to second level. New forced-air oil funace in January 2010. Pretty setting on large double lot at intersection of Hwy 509 and County Rd. 36. MLS# 782023. $75,000

INCOME PROPERTY - $179,000 – 2, 3 bedroom units, good income, well maintained. Brock St. MLS# 797430.

Sheri Mahon-Fournier President’s ELITE (Top Producer)

Barbara Shepherd President’s Circle

Oral Pretty President’s Circle

Julia Scotland President’s Circle

Christian Allan Diamond Society

Bob Ferguson Sterling Society

Andrew Rivington Sterling Society

Christian & Norene Allan 613-207-0834


282 McVeety Road – 13+ acres, 10 min. to Perth - Private Nature Retreat - traditional, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, red brick farmhouse built in 1895 – many updates and wonderful convenient extras added. The current owners love the privacy, sights and sounds of nature, ski and walking trails, and the relaxing warmth and character - you will, too! Come see it – $354,900. MLS # 777616 Call Joanne Bennell, 613 812-0505 or Barbara Shepherd, 613 326-1361

Congratulations to our 2010 Awards Winners

On behalf of the entire Coldwell Banker Settlement Real Estate team, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the privilege of serving your real estate needs in 2010.




Enjoy privacy and panoramic views from this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom log home on 3.9 acres in the heart of the Highlands. Open concept with stunning central fieldstone fireplace separating spacious living/family room from large, dine-in kitchen. MLS #780653. $239,000.

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow minutes to Smiths Falls and an easy commute to Brockville. Curb appeal plus and beautifully set on 7.7 acres. Finished basement features a family room, kitchenette and spacious dining/dancing area perfect for the growing family or for entertaining. MLS# 778424. $299,900.

3+1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, split entry home with attached garage and finished lower level just minutes to Perth! Perfect for a family and just down the road from Glen Tay Public School. $229,000 MLS# 777972

Christian & Norene Allan 613-207-0834

Christian and Norene Allan 613-207-0834


NEAR PERTH AND WESTPORT - CLEAN CROSBY LAKE – Great swimming - sandy wade-in or dive-in at the end of the dock! Charming 2 bedroom cedar cottage plus sleeping cabin. MLS # 769020. $269,000 Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

BLACK LAKE - $189,000 - Great 2 bedroom, open concept, cottage with 115 feet on beautiful Black Lake, almost 250 feet deep. Large master bedroom, screened-in porch. Great access on township maintained road. MLS#760447. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361 ACREAGE

23 Acres - Off Station Rd. on Stones Rd. $24,500 7.5 Acres - On County Rd. #8 near Watsons Crs. $34,900 27 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $65,000 * Sales Representative

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Call Joanne Bennell for more details, 613-264-0505


Christian & Norene Allan 613-812-0407


Perth Courier  

March 3, 2011