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Housing corporation eliminates cash payment options

Japan relief efforts in full swing There is still time to donate to Perth’s fundraising efforts for Japan, which will run throughout the month of May. Co-chairs Mayor John Fenik and John Clement, chair of the Downtown Perth BIA, have already approached schools, service clubs and churches, and are now asking others in the community to help. All donations will be sent to Perth’s sister city Asago, which will then be forwarded to the Japanese Red Cross in northern Japan. “All reports indicate cash donations are the best form of aid, given that the Red Cross is still present in northern Japan and will be for some time, helping to house, feed and care for the thousands of homeless survivors,� Fenik said in a press release. “The Town of Asago has been very supportive of Perth in the past, having donated $5,000 to help restore Stewart Park after the 1998 Ice Storm. Now it’s our turn to join in the world-wide humanitarian effort to help the survivors and show them what Perth is made of.� The Town Hall is accepting donations during regular business hours. Tax receipts are not available, but every cent raised will go directly to Japan. For more information, call 613267-3311, ext. 2240.

BY CATHY JAMES Perth Courier Cash will no longer be a payment option for Lanark County Housing Corporation tenants. Instead, the corporation plans to move to a cashless deposit system. Perth Mayor John Fenik chairs the corporation’s board and he shared this news with Lanark County council at its May 11 community services committee meeting. At its April 26 Lanark County

Housing Corporation meeting, director Christine Culham outlined the current payment system, and how tenants can pay for their rent and arrears in cash. With more than 840 social housing units across Lanark County, the county has faced an ongoing two-fold problem. Fenik said $20,000 to $30,000 could be found at the office, as staff members are constantly receiving rental and arrear payments by cash. The amount of money coming to the office forces the housing

corporation staff to make multiple daily trips to the bank to deposit the money. “This is a time-management issue,� Fenik told council. To eliminate the excess money on site and to better manage staff time, the Lanark County Housing Corporation will no longer accept cash payments. Instead staff will phase in a cashless deposit system over the next three months. Fenik said they understand tenants may not like this new system, but the housing corporation will accept cash



Sarah Wilson feeds an apple to Ellie-May, who both paid a visit to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society’s annual yard sale on May 14. Ellie-May, a pony who is estimated to be between 20 and 25 years old, was rescued from the Carleton Place area and came to live with Wilson in March. Kassina Ryder photo

Close call

Woman injured after car crashes into hydro pole

Ottawa man says Perth resident is his newest hero. 2

BY KASSINA RYDER A 24-year-old woman was injured after her car flipped onto its roof before hitting a hydro pole and catching fire during a near-collision on Narrows Lock Road on May 10.

The woman was travelling n o r t h b o u n d wh e n a n o t h e r vehicle, travelling southbound, crossed the centre line into the opposite lane, said staff Sgt. Jeff Smith with the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP. The young woman swerved into the ditch to avoid the other

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vehicle. Her car then struck a hydro pole and caught on fire. Peggy Glasius was on her way home from work when she saw the burning vehicle. She pulled over and saw the young woman sitting on the ground beside her car. Glasius said the woman had already called for help, so she assisted her by keeping the woman in her truck until help arrived. “I didn’t want her to go into shock,� she said. Glasius said she felt lucky she was in the right place at the right time. There is usually very little traffic on Narrows Lock Road, and last week’s closure of the Narrows Lock bridge for repairs means even less vehicles are using the road. “Sometimes there is no traffic on this road for a long time,� she said. Smith said the woman was sent to hospital and has been sent home. “My understanding is it was just the one person injured and they have been treated and released,� he said.

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Perth CAO resigns BY KASSINA RYDER Tim Simpson, Perth’s chief a d m i n i s t r at ive o f f i c e r, h a s resigned. The announcement was made on May 12, but Simpson will remain in the position until June 14. He has accepted a new job as CAO of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, which is scheduled to begin on June 15. Simpson said he and his wife are originally from Cornwall, so when he heard about the job, he was excited about the possibility of returning to work in his hometown. “I grew up in Cornwall, so it’s kind of home for my wife and I,� he said. “This was just an opportunity that was hard for me to turn down.� “A lot of our friends and family are still there.� Simpson has been the Perth’s CAO since 2008. While he is looking forward to his new job, Simpson said he will miss his position in Perth. “If you leave a job you don’t like, it’s easy,� he said. “It’s very hard to leave a job you like, and certainly this is a job I like.� Simpson said he will also miss the town itself. “There’s a real pride in the community,� he said. “I will miss it very much.� In a press release, Perth Mayor John Fenik said he and council wish Simpson well. “It’s been a pleasure working with Mr. Simpson for the past three years. His professionalism and skills have served the Town well,� Fenik said in the release. “On behalf of council, we wish him nothing but the best in his new position and look forward to maintaining the relationship we have developed.� Simpson said his goodbye is definitely bittersweet. “I thrive on challenges so I’ve got a new challenge coming up, but I do leave with a heavy heart, but also a real sense of accomplishment,� he said. Council will now begin looking for Simpson’s replacement.


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Beyond the call of duty BY KASSINA RYDER Anthony Young knows it could have been a lot worse. What started out as a mid-afternoon Sea-Doo ride quickly turned into a near-disaster that left Young and his girlfriend stranded in the icy waters of the Ottawa River. It also left Young heralding Perth resident Jeff Richmond a hero. “I owe him dearly, and I guess the message is that there are still a lot of great people out there,” Young said. “He’s a great person and to me, he’s a hero. He saved us that day.” It all began after Young – who had been waiting 20 years to buy a Sea-Doo – finally purchased one from Carson’s Marine and Motor Sales in Perth. Richmond, an employee at Carson’s, helped Young during the sale. Two weeks later, on Easter weekend, Young and his girlfriend decided to take the Sea-Doo out for a spin on the Ottawa River.

“It was too early in the season, but I said ‘it’s beautiful, let’s go,’” said Young. The couple left Rockland Marina around 3 p.m. but by 4:30, the wind had picked up and dark clouds had appeared in the sunny afternoon sky. Young said they headed closer to shore where he took a cigarette break. That’s where things went wrong. “I started the Sea-Doo up again and I heard some little noises from the engine compartment, I didn’t think much of it,” Young said. “I started to leave and I saw smoke, then the engine just stopped and I thought, ‘Oh my God, what am I going to do now?’” Young and his girlfriend were now stranded on the freezing river, with no other boats in sight. “The water was very cold, it could have got worse,” he said. “We could have tipped over and got hypothermia.” Luckily, Young had his cell phone with him, which he used to

call Richmond at Carson’s Marine and Motor Sales. Richmond contacted the Rockland Marina and arranged for someone to pick up the stranded pair. “If it wasn’t for Jeffery, I would have had to call 911,” Young said. “They would have sent search and rescue.” It turned out that Young had simply gone too close to shore and some rocks and debris had been vacuumed into the machine due to the shallow water. The Sea-Doo is equipped with an emergency shut-off switch to prevent damage to its engine, which is why Young wasn’t able to turn it back on. “There is a protective measurement on the machine that shuts down the engine,” Young said. “These things, as Jeffery explained to me, they’re like giant super vacuums. It’s like a big turbine that just sucks it (debris) up.” Once they were rescued, Young turned his attention to what was wrong with his machine. Richmond said because the

Anthony Young is calling Jeff Richmond, an employee of Carson’s Marine and Motor Sales, a hero after he went “over and beyond” the call of duty to help rescue Young and his girlfriend from the Ottawa River on Easter weekend. Submitted photo store was already closed, Young couldn’t bring his Sea-Doo to the store. Instead, he said he could bring it directly to Richmond’s home. “I was more than willing to meet him at my house,” Richmond said. “I showed him what was wrong with it, we repaired it and he was back on the water.” Young said Richmond went above and beyond when it came to helping him out. He took the time to co-ordinate a rescue, as well as invited Young to his home to

help fix his Sea-Doo after hours. For these reasons, Young said he believes Richmond is a hero. “He could have just said ‘I couldn’t get a hold of anybody,’” Young said. “He just went over and beyond.” Young has since written a letter to Richmond’s boss at Carson’s Marine and Motor Sales in Perth, telling the company about his experience. “He’s just a real kind guy and I just wanted the people of Perth to know,” Young said.

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Closing Perth and Smiths Falls hospital surgical services off the table BY CATHY JAMES Perth Courier The South East Local Health Integration Network recently hit a speed bump while planning out its Clinical Services Roadmap Initiative. The region’s hospitals are currently being dissected to discover how to offer the best patient services, and the LHIN’s roadmap will review how they can improve its efficiency, quality of care and sustainability – including surgical services. The Regional Surgical Clinical Work Team has met 10 times since last fall to discuss the surgical services issues that exist within the district. The district’s five hospitals offering surgical services include Kingston, Belleville, Brockville and the Perth and Smiths Falls hospitals. One of the team’s external advisory groups, the Sullivan Group, created a presentation which contained four potential scenarios for the region’s surgical services. Those four scenarios include: maintaining the status quo, moving surgical cases from larger to smaller centres, moving to a centralized redistribution (moving or combining surgery to create sustainable larger sites), and finally, moving all surgical cases to the two largest sites, Belleville and Kingston. Currently, the Perth and Smiths Falls hospital sites offer general surgery including abdominal, intestinal, stomach and gallbladder surgeries, as well as female reproductive surgery, endoscopy, eye surgery, orthopedic surgery and urology. The last scenario would ul-

timately move Perth and Smiths Falls’ surgical offerings to the Kingston and Belleville sites. It’s a concept that sat poorly within the political sphere, and was discussed at the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus April meeting. Lanark County Warden Sharon Mousseau delivered this message to Lanark County councillors at the county’s May 11 corporate services committee meeting. Coun. John Fenik suggested they write a letter to the South East LHIN, expressing their opposition to the idea. Coun. Pat Dolan agreed. “We have to oppose this,” said Dolan. “We have to ensure the surgical services offered in the county, stay in the county.”

surgical services sites is off the table, the LHIN working group remains open to developing surgical program-specific options. For example, an option for the clinical work team to consider would be that all plastic surgery could be performed in Kingston, Perth/Smiths Falls, Belleville, and Brockville, or that all plastic surgery might be performed in Kingston and Belleville.

The Regional Surgical Work Team will provide a report on its progress to the steering committee this month and will work on creating the component parts necessary for a regional surgical service. The team will also consider all feedback received through the public and community engagement process by the end of May.

LHIN’s Response In a five-page statement released on its website, the LHIN sent a clear message: this idea is off the table. The LHIN stated the Sullivan Group’s presentation was to be used as a starting point for the team to use for education and discussion purposes only. “That presentation, that the clinical team was to examine and discuss based on theoretical models of surgical care, was unfortunately shared with the news media and the public without appropriate context,” the statement reads. “The decision to remove the status quo scenario and the “extreme” scenario of consolidating all surgery to Kingston and Belleville was unanimous and carried forward at the April 28 meeting.” But the LHIN states the Eight-year-old Corbett Marsh makes his way through the obstacle course during the second annual Perth lack of a regional approach to Bike Rodeo, which took place at Conlon Farm on May 15. The event aimed to teach bicycle safety while planning and delivery of surgical encouraging families to take part in the sport. Kassina Ryder photo.


services means that problems do exist. These problems include lack of access to some types of surgeries, some elective surgery cancellations, periodic confusion as to on-call surgical coverage, inability to maximize volumes to enable efficiencies, and pressure on the tertiary care centre’s ability to provide timely consults in some circumstances. While closing down the smaller



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The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking quotations from qualified firms/individuals to provide operation of the Concession Booth from Mid September 2011 to April 1st, 2012 at the Lanark and District Community Centre (Arena).

TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands adopted By-Law No. 2011-1120, a by-law to re-divide the municipality into wards, on April 21st, 2011, under Section 222 of the Municipal Act, 2011.

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.

SHOULD YOU WISH TO APPEAL this by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board, a notice of appeal, setting out the objections to the by-law and the reasons in support of the objections must be filed with the Clerk of the Township of Lanark Highlands not later than the 6th of June, 2011. A notice of appeal must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2:00 pm on May 31st, 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 Ross Trimble, Interim Chief Administrative Officer 75 George Street Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 222 F: 613-259-2291 E: • Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk/Deputy CAO at the address indicated above.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the Ward Boundary By-Law, including mapping is available for inspection during normal office hours at the address indicated below and is also available on the Township website under Governance/Elections/Ward Boundaries. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 29th day of April, 2011. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Amanda Mabo, Clerk/Deputy CAO 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 231 F: 613-259-2291 E:

Council Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, May 24 at 2:30 p.m. – Committee of the Whole Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. – Council Tuesday, June 21 at 2:30 p.m. – Committee of the Whole Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Council

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Alcohol plays a part in domestic violence BY DESMOND DEVOY Alcohol doesn’t cause domestic abuse, but it certainly contributes to it. “This is not a cause for violence in the home, but it is a risk factor,” said Erin Lee-Todd, the executive director of Lanark County Interval House, during a recent presentation at the Beckwith Township municipal offices. “In all relationships, there is potential for violence. In all relationships, there are issues of power and control. Often the alcohol and drugs becomes the control.” While alcohol is accessible every day of the week, some times of the year appear to be worse than others for alcohol-fuelled violence at home. “You can tell it’s the Super Bowl because it’s busy at the liquor store,” Lee-Todd said. The LCBO knows this as well, which is why, like with the Christmas rush, they often have extra staff on game days like the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup finals. While the rush of the big game can be intoxicating to sports fans, the rush of emotions, coupled with alcohol itself, can fuel domestic violence after the game as well. Lee-Todd noted that the levels of domestic abuse rise after big sporting events like the Super Bowl. Lee-Todd noted that alcohol and violence had similar traits. “Both involve denying and minimizing the problem,” Lee-Todd said. The signs of alcoholism can include craving drink, impaired control, physical dependence on alcohol and finally a tolerance for alcohol in excess. Other factors, such as poverty, unemployment and family history can play a part. “In Lanark County, we are quite aware that alcohol is a killer,” said Lee-Todd. More than 60 per cent of sexual assaults involve alcohol, and one in four youth will experience abuse of some kind before the age of 21. A high percentage of rape cases will also involve drugs and alcohol. “Whether we like it or not, drugs have become rampant in Lanark County,” said Lee-Todd,

with a number of teen suicides in the county throughout the past year. “Those things are happening in Lanark County…We would like to believe that those kinds of things happen elsewhere. School communities have been quite hurt.” Teens have told her how readily available marijuana is in towns like Perth, and that it is everyone’s responsibility to look out for their neighbours. “It is important to realize what is happening in the backyard beside you,” Lee-Todd said. One of the largest challenges facing families who are dealing with addiction problems is fear of public perception. There are people who won’t access health centres because they are afraid, or because they believe that there are cameras trained on needle drop-off boxes, or that police officers are watching

to see who is using those boxes, said Lee-Todd. Beckwith Township Reeve Richard Kidd agreed that stigma was indeed a barrier to some families getting the help they needed. “If they feel that there is a perception that their family has a problem, they may not come,” said Kidd, who helped organize the information session. He noted that it would take time for people to become more open about discussing their addiction problems, but that other societal problems took time to solve as well. Danielle Shewfelt, a public health nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, spoke out about how children are affected by drug and alcohol abuse, and noted that kids need parents to be strong and set boundaries for them.

Danielle Shewfelt, a public health nurse with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, speaks during her portion of an information session on the effects that drug and alcohol dependency have on families. Desmond Devoy photo

Addictions and mental health services brings results BY CATHY JAMES Perth Courier The economic downturn brought out a successful program for Lanark County residents vulnerable to addiction and mental health issues, but its financial future is unknown. Lanark County Ontario Works’ supervisor, Tammy Kealey-Donaldson, made a presentation to the Lanark County council at the May 11 community services meeting, outlining how this program was created and received by clients in its two-year existence. To address the economic recession, the Ministry of Community and Social Services allocated funds in 2009 to Ontario Works agencies in order to provide enhanced services for vulnerable residents. To make this happen, the Ontario Works agents were encouraged to work closely with community partners to provide wrap around support to those at risk for having barriers to employment. With staggering local statistics related to addictions and mental health issues, the Lanark County Ontario Works agency identified

these two areas as the region’s most at-risk problems when it came to employability. “We would be remiss to simply ignore what we have known for some time, that addiction and mental health issues have serious implications on our clients’ ability to find and maintain employment,” Kealey-Donaldson stated in a report provided to council. Prior to this program, the Ontario Works agents solely provided employment services. “Before we would help the clients with things such as writing a cover letter and putting their resume together,” she said, adding this new program is more centered on client needs. “But we have to work with where client is at. It’s pretty hard to keep a job when you’re dealing with these kinds of issues.”

health and additions issues and to their families. He’s also been a consistent resource for staff, providing training and support. In an attempt to offer client treatment as accessible and quickly as possible, he travels to offices in Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place. “We want to address these issues for our clients right away,’ Kealey-Donaldson said. Clients could usually access services within a 24-hour period, as opposed to the current six-toeight-month-long waiting list at addictions service agencies. Clients have also called it a less stigmatizing experience, receiving these services at an employment centre, as opposed to an addictions centre.

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After two years and working with more than 200 clients, KealeyDonaldson said the benefits have been insurmountable. “We have seen an overwhelming response from clients wanting to take part in the voluntary EES program,” her report states. “There is no question that the EES initiatives have enhanced

To offer services to vulnerable clients coming in for employment services, Ontario Works hired an addictions and mental health counsellor through the TriCounty Addiction Services. Since the counsellor first came aboard, he has supplied counselling to clients with mental

Program successful, funding unknown

the lives of our clients and has addressed the longstanding issues of accessibility for services.”

Council commended the program’s success. “It’s all about breaking the cycle,” said Coun. Richard Kidd. “That’s what this program is doing.” But as Coun. Susan Freeman said, this is just opening the chapter to drug abuse and mental health. “This is one great service, but it’s a drop in the bucket,” she said. “This needs to be a priority, and our council should develop a strategy to lobby the government and identify what the needs are within the county.” The county’s Ontario Works agents want to continue to provide this service to the county, but the provincial funding has dried up. The program was initially fully funded by the province for two years, and the funding stopped at the end of March. With the program’s success, the county’s Ontario Works agency decided to continue to offer this program until the end of this year. They will then have to make a decision about whether to go forward for the 2012 budget.

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A DRAGON-SIZED DONATION The recent $25,000 gift from Gayle and Michael Grass and the Iris the Dragon Charity is the largest Algonquin College’s construction project has received so far. Penned by Gayle, Iris the Dragon is the star of the series that bears her name, which aims to teach children about mental health and wellness. Pictured here are, from left, Lana March, chair of the Algonquin College project’s fundraising committee, Michael Grass, Iris, Gayle Grass, and Linda Cooke, dean of the college’s Heritage Institute. Geoff Davies photo

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A holiday steeped in British tradition

ictoria Day is our gateway to the summer season after a brutally long winter. We head to the cottage, the beach, go on a road trip or host a back yard barbecue. Whatever your reason to celebrate this weekend, we often forget why we have this holiday. What we are really celebrating on this May long weekend – now some 110 years after the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 (she was born on May 24, 1819) – is the birthday of whichever monarch happens to be on the throne at the time. Lumping all the monarchs’ birthdays together seemed to be the way to go. Victoria Day has also been known as the Queen’s Birthday, Empire Day, and Commonwealth Day. The holiday name was changed to Empire Day in the 1890s when enthusiasm for the British Empire was at a peak. By the mid-20th century, however, the Empire had given way to the Commonwealth, so the holiday became known as Commonwealth Day. In 1977, Commonwealth Day was moved to the second Monday in March and Canadians continued to celebrate Victoria Day in May. Victoria was born Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg at Kensington Palace in London, the daughter of Prince Edward and granddaughter of King George III. Towards the end of George III’s life it became a matter of some concern that none of his 15 children had heirs. George’s eldest son George IV took the throne after his father’s death. However, due to the death of George IV’s daughter Charlotte in 1817 and the fact that he was estranged from his wife, the succession was still in question. Under pressure from Parliament and the public George III’s fourth oldest child Edward married the German princess, Victoire of SaxeCoburg. She was 31 years old. On May 24, 1819 Victoire gave birth to a daughter. She was christened Alexandrina Victoria, and it is this monumental birth that we have to thank for one of our favourite holidays. But the question remains, why do we celebrate Victoria’s birthday when there have been five monarchs on the throne since her reign? Well, aside from how obviously amazing it is to have a long weekend just when we need to kick-start the summer season, there is historical precedence at work.

Memory on the blink


realized that my brain is not what it was when, recently, as I prepared breakfast, I found myself sprinkling cereal into my coffee. This isn’t the first time I’ve In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. caught myself getting my wires Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture crossed. It was raisins in the by emailing with the subject line, “Local milk jug one morning, which Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! dear husb isn’t too keen about. Unfortunately, there was no winner for last week’s landmark, which Not to mention using the wrong was the Perth Museum. word when describing someYou can bank on this week’s local landmark being safe and secure. thing. I can see that it’s a bit confusing to say “pass the salt” when I want him to pass the sugar. As for forgetting names, I expect we’ve all faced the embarrassment of making introductions between folk whose names escape us. Or nodding and smiling to someone whose face we know well, but from where? Perhaps they serve behind a counter somewhere where we often have a little chat. Or are receptionists at places we regularly attend. But now, here they are having coffee at the next table in Tim Hortons, and waving keenly at us. So we wave back, smile and say “Hi,” while our mental files flick wildly through the “in what context do I know this person?” folder. My poor husband, recovering from two minor strokes, is getting even more forgetful since he celebrated being 80 (A great relief to me, since I’m 81 and felt a bit of a cradle-snatcher being married to someone still in his 70s). We reached the polling station on voting day before he remembered that we should have taken our voting slips. I just hope he remembered the name of the person we were both voting for

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BENDELL Settled In once he was marking down his choice. Ah well, our man got in anyway so that, at least, is behind us now. But I can’t tell you how often my poor spouse heads out swimming, or to get gas, and returns shortly afterwards looking cross because he forgot to take his wallet. Or we settle into our car and, while I’m nagging at him to do up his seatbelt, he’s wriggling around slapping his pockets wildly, searching for his car keys. It’s even worse when this happens while I’m standing on the sidewalk in heavy rain, waiting for him to be able to unlock the car doors. Then there’s the upstairs, downstairs marathon, which I find myself repeating endlessly. It starts with me noticing we are getting a bit low on, for instance, tea bags. Luckily we have a cold room in the basement so, when-

ever I see regularly used items at bargain prices in the flyers, I stock up down there. I’d like to say that, when needed, I whiz downstairs and pick up another packet from my stock pile. But it’s not as easy as that these days. First of all, the dratted arthritis makes each journey a bit of a struggle. So, grasping the handrail, down I go, puffing and blowing. Only to find when I get there, that I haven’t a clue what I came for. After staring in all directions, up I go again, one slow step at a time. Now what was I doing up here before my memory went on the blink? Oh yes, making a cup of tea. So away I go again, muttering, “Packet of tea, packet of tea, packet of tea,” until I find what I went for. There are advantages to forgetfulness. One of these is watching one of the rare television programs we enjoy and not minding when we discover it’s yet another repeat. That’s because, generally, we can’t remember much about the plot anyway, apart from vague flickers of recognition. But it’s a bit of a nuisance spending much of our waking hours searching for important things we know we’ve put down somewhere. But where? Oh well, it gets the rooms swept and dusted as we poke under sofas and down the sides of armchairs. It also often makes us a bit richer as we find yet another quarter under a cushion. So we’ll just have to go on blundering about as the years roll by, looking on the bright side of things. As long as we can remember what they are.

Yoo hoo ... Mother Nature! Dear Mother Nature, Are you OK? You know I am one of your biggest fans. I consistently speak highly of you in glowing terms peppered with words such as “verdant” and “amazing” and “inspiring.” I am, however, a bit concerned. I think, perhaps, you may have dozed off and forgotten that now, amid the teens of May, we could be feeling a tiny bit warmer and, possibly, a bit drier if you believe in that “April showers bring May flowers” thing. I don’t want to pester or cajole, but I found myself cooking a pot roast on Sunday because it felt like November. As I write this, I am considering turning on the furnace. I put away some winter coats just the other day, but maybe I was hasty? Boychild is growing. I thought I could put off buying a stash of pants until closer to Autumn – am I wrong? Are you in cahoots with Hydro One to get more money? I’m asking because my drier is working overtime while my clothesline is idle. What gives? Groom-boy and I got married one May a buncha years ago. The year before the wedding we went canoeing along the Tay and observed how much light we would have later in the day for photographs and what sort of foliage we might expect. That year it was warm and sunny with ample spring flowers and blossoming trees and leafy branches. “Hurray!” said we. Dumb kids. Yes, I know, we had been alive for a lot of years by then, but apparently we had forgotten about how temperamental Spring can


GRAY Past Deadline be. The wedding year? Not so lovely. I was reminded of this as we shivered our way into May 2011. This year was even worse than our wedding year. The weather, I mean. Perhaps Heck is finally freezing over? I am certain there are meteorologists out there who are tuttutting and pointing to statistics and who would tell me to get a grip, and that’s fine. Others would argue it could be much worse. But I’m cold. I suppose the silver lining to this past weekend of rain and wind and cold temperatures was that it wasn’t conducive to gardening, which was handy because I had to work anyway. That’s it, though. Enough already. I want to use my trowel on the holiday weekend. Maybe I just have a bad attitude and complain too much (who, me?). After all, I look around and see creatures making the best of it and forging ahead. Two little wrens are nesting in Boychild’s

birdhouse. The blossoms are starting to peek out on the apple tree. Bees are busy pollinating and terrorizing Girlchild with their mere existence. If it were warm enough to open the windows, I would hear frogs calling. It’s all good. I suppose this gives you licence, Mother Nature, to write a snarky postcard response (assuming there is no postal strike) to tell me to “Suck it up, buttercup” and suggest I wear a parka while I weed. Maybe you will point out that after the weekend of rain, even though it was a cold, the grass is greener and the leaves are bursting and the lilacs are blooming. It’s just…I’m shivering (she whined). Groom-boy called home the other night while he was out on a milk run and asked if I wanted something from Dairy Queen. I don’t think history has ever recorded me saying “no” to that offer, but I did. “It will make me colder,” I said. I had, after all, spent a few hours out in the rain that day helping to set up for the Archaeo Apprentice school program at Murphys Point this week. Which reminds me: by the time this column hits the paper, I hope you will have adjusted the forecast so that it doesn’t rain every day during the program. Rain-orshine archaeology is great and all, but I think the shine is more fun. So, Mother Nature, I hope this letter finds you well and ready to turn on the charm for a while. Oh – and I should clarify that some heat without humidity would be a great way to make up for the junky weather we’ve been getting. Sincerely….

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iPad offers valuable apps for photographers A little over a year ago, Apple introduced the iPad to the world. It became a huge success. This spring, the iPad 2 arrived, improving on an already amazing device. Mine arrived this week. For those of you who have not seen or noticed this gadget, it is sort of like a computer, but much smaller and lighter than even the tiniest notebook computer. The screen is very high resolution, meaning that photos displayed on it look fantastic. The iPad starts up instantly, unlike booting into Windows, and everything is controlled by tapping or swiping, as on a smart phone. The huge difference is the gorgeous screen: so easy to read and do stuff on. A virtual keyboard pops up when needed, making typing a simple task as opposed to with the teeny one on a phone. So, what does an iPad have to offer to photographers? I discovered rather quickly that the secret is in the apps available from the iTunes store. There are thousands and thousands of them, all designed to run on the iPad. Luckily, they are organized into categories and there is a search box to help find things easily. Many apps are completely free and most others are very reasonably priced - $0.99, $1.99, $2.99. A few are more


CRABB Camera Corner expensive. Downloading them is a snap. Just click and they install straight to the iPad. Adobe offers an app called Photoshop Express, which is free and can do basic photo adjustments. Photogene, at $2.99, can do a lot more and, at that price, it is worth having. PhotoSync ($1.99) allows transferring of photos to and from your computer, and to Flickr. A camera connection kit is available from Apple, which enables plugging in of a camera or an SD card in order to transfer photos to the iPad. A free app called Dropbox gives 2GB of online storage where photos can be moved or shared. A nice feature of the iPad is being able to use it as a digital picture

frame. You can even put your photos together as a slide show, complete with music, and have it play all by itself. There are two cameras in the iPad 2, one on the front, the other on the rear. Neither is suitable for serious photography, but that’s why we own digital cameras. Who would walk around shooting with an iPad instead of a proper camera? Those cameras are meant for things like Skype. The rear-facing camera shows the viewer what the scene is in the room, or wherever the iPad is pointed. As I mentioned earlier, it’s the apps that make the iPad. Out of the box, it doesn’t do a whole lot for the photographer and the included Photo app does very little, other than view photos, which may be fine for many people. Its long battery life (10 hours) and fast processing make the gadget a joy to use, with a screen of superb resolution. I have not mentioned all the other things that the iPad does, such as being able to read books, play games, check e-mail and surf the web, as those things are not directly related to photography as such. As a portable portfolio of your pictures, though, it is unsurpassed. Try one out in the Apple store. Click!


Reader looking for adjustment on water bill Dear Editor, A couple of months ago I received in the mail a water bill from the Town of Perth which was more than double the “normal amount.” I have been paying water bills since 2002 when I first moved to Perth. Over this period of time, my bills jumped from around $40 per month to today’s rate of $150 and more a month. I was told by Ms. Gordon (from the Town) that the bill from a couple of months ago, where the amount was more than double, was a “catch up” bill, since the Town was behind in its billing time. I was told that everyone got this double bill in one month. If my bill was actually a “catch up” bill, then the amount would reflect what

the catch up would be from when I first started paying water rates in 2002 and not some figure that the Town arbitrarily decided upon. I think a readjustment of my bill is necessary. Perhaps Ms. Gordon could look at the “catch up” from the beginning, which makes sense if it is a true “catch up.” This would be by taking what she figured I owe every month plus the amount from their years of lag time where the amount was somewhere around $40, not the doubling of their over-exaggerated figure. For the record, I don’t throw any bills away and over the years I have kept my bills as proof. L. Moraghan Perth

The necessity of picking worms With all the sudden warmth and signs of spring so apparent, it’s only natural that a young man’s fancy should turn his thoughts at this season to the sweeter things in life, like … worms. Yes, it’s the fishing season. The time every Isaac Walton image lays down his tools, lifts up his rod and angles off to the nearest waterway. And you can be sure a component part of helping him have a good day will be a can of ordinary, down-toearth worms. For worms, despite all the ingenuity and design of artificial lures, are still, pound for pound, the best all-round fish bait. With such widespread use, it’s not too difficult to see why every fishing person, at sometime or another, gets involved in collecting worms. Yet worm-picking itself can range all the way from a lad digging a few wigglers for early May trout to a professional picking thousands a night for a bonafide bait dealer. Operating the Frisky Frog Bait Shop in a small Ontario town brought me full circle as far as worm gathering was concerned. There were several reasons why I found it necessary to get involved on a one-on-one basis picking worms. The fact that my supplier quit two nights before a holiday weekend sticks out as the most prominent explanation. Faced with a wormless weekend, I pleaded with him. “Listen,” I said, “You can’t unbuckle your worm harness and ride off clean into the western landscape just because you got a letter from an old flame in Moose Jaw.” Before he could reply, I kept blasting off. “Now, can you?” and, “Not to, of all places, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan?” When he saw that I was in no mood to take no for an answer, he backed up a bit and, in what seemed like one motion, dropped his whole

worms frantically with both hands. In an hour I was ready to head for the pail and dump my can of cargo. That’s when I heard the train whistle for the nearby crossing. My alreadyaching knees slipped another notch in stability. I remembered Duke saying he had brought in a bunch of new thoroughbreds, and I didn’t have to be told what a shrill whistle would do to these high-strung horses. Now, as I moved as quickly as possible towards the safety of the fence, I was spurred on by the sound of oncoming hoof beats. Weighed down with bulky boots and worm ballast, I galloped with all the speed of an ancient swayback heading for Le Pages. To add to my woes, my haversack managed to swing to the front, pulling my neck and head down. While the stampede of horses was getting closer, the fence sure wasn’t. In the inky darkness, I tried to spot the fluorescentmarked pail with my head light without success. In my eagerness, I had covered more ground than I realized. Now it seemed my own gasps of breath were mingling with the snorts of the thundering herd. In another instant they were upon me. My light went out and I was flung to the ground. Sharp steel cut into my shoulder and several other places and I let out an agonizing yell as the animals swept past. Somehow one hand found the switch on my headlamp. The eerie glow showed blood on my fingers. Suddenly a porch light flashed on and my wife called out, “What happened? Are you all right?” “Yeah,” I answered sheepishly, trying all the while to untangle myself. “I just crashed into the barbed-wire fence.”


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors set of worm-picking paraphernalia in the back of my pickup and drove off. Once home, I phoned Duke Campbell, whose horse farm butted up against our back fence. “How’s chances of picking worms in your south field?” I asked. “Go ahead anytime,” he answered, chuckling. “Had a bunch in last year from Toronto, mostly women,” he continued. “About midnight, I went out to check on one of the mares and the horses were all acting up. Then I noticed this bunch sitting up by the barn, smoking on them big Cuban cigars. I got them out of there fast.” That night I set out in a soft drizzle, dressed in the manner of a Sudbury nickel miner, with hip boots, yellow raincoat and amber-coloured head lamp. On each leg was strapped a large, empty juice can and over my shoulder hung a small haversack full of sawdust. In one hand I carried a pail brightly marked with strips of fluorescent tape. Having climbed the high fence, I reached the richly manured horse pasture. The wet night had the worms hanging it all out like so much spaghetti. I left the pail by the fence and headed out across the meadow stooped over like an orangutan, picking

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or visit the Town’s website at for more details. Free Compost Material The Town of Perth is offering to all Perth residents an opportunity to pick up a small quantity of compost material, ideal for small gardens and flower beds, and for top-dressing of lawns. The date is Saturday, May 21st at the Perth Landfill Site (666 Wildlife Road), from 8am until 12 noon. The compost material has been generated from the collection of leaf, yard, and food waste deposited by residents at the landfill site and collected in the curbside greenbin program over the past year. The material meets Ontario’s Compost Quality Guidelines and has been screened to remove larger un-composted items (plastics, stones, sticks, etc.). An unlimited amount may be taken by each resident, however, the material must be loaded by hand. Please bring your own containers (blue boxes work well) and shovels. Individuals are required to show proof of Town residency (Driver’s License, Ontario Health Card, tax bill, utility bill, etc.). For more information please contact the Town of Perth at 613-267-3311.

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.”

The Town of Perth is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to complete a Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan for Downtown Heritage Perth. Interested respondents must submit their proposals in sealed envelopes marked “Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan” to Shellee Evans, Director of Community Services, Town of Perth, no later than Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Please contact Shellee Evans at 613-267-3311 for a copy of the RFP

Volunteer Opportunities – Perth Fire Department The Perth Fire Dept is accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Fire Fighters/Operators. Duties include, but are not limited to, fire fighting, search and rescue, administering First Aid and CPR, public education, building inspections, fire apparatus operation, extensive training and station maintenance. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria: - Hold a Grade 12 graduation diploma or equivalent - Be legally entitled to work in Canada - Successfully complete written, oral and physical tests - Ability to work in intense situations, including at heights in excess of 100 feet - Pass a medical fitness evaluation - Become Certified in CPR and First Aid - Reside in the Town of Perth or in close proximity A job-appropriate criminal records background check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) will be required as a condition of hiring. Offers of employment may be conditional upon: a) provision of a valid Criminal Record Check which is acceptable and satisfactory to the Town of Perth; b) authorization to obtain a driver’s abstract for operating Town-owned vehicles; c) provision of proof of any certification, registration, license, or training that may be required; d) agreement to conform to all Town policies, and e) any other considerations that may be appropriate. Applicants currently holding a class DZ driver’s license will be given preference but training will be available. Only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please submit applications in resume form prior to 4 pm, Friday, May 20th, 2011, to: Janice McFadden, Payroll Services 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario, K7H 1H9 For further information contact: Fire Chief Steve Fournier 1881 Rogers Rd, Perth, Ontario, 613-267-5574

Calling All Vendors: Crystal Palace Market The Town operates the Crystal Palace Market in the Basin every Saturday morning from 8am to 1pm, in

If you are interested in vending at the Market, please call Karen at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2240.

Tim Simpson, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Resignation Announced It is with sincere regret that the Council of the Town of Perth accepted the CAO’s resignation on May 11th, 2011. Tim Simpson will be filling the position of CAO with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry on June 15th, 2011. Tim stated that “My departure is in no way a sign of any dissatisfaction with my job or the Town. Rather, I have been presented with a wonderful opportunity to advance my career and continue to grow professionally.” The Council of the Town of Perth and staff wish Tim all the best. The ad for the position of Chief Administrative Officer and job description has been posted on the Town’s website at under the News section.


CONCERNING A REQUEST THAT THE TOWN OF PERTH CLOSE AND CONVEY AN UNDEVELOPED PORTION OF THE JOY AVENUE ROAD ALLOWANCE TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the By-law governing the disposition of real property (By-law No. 3114) and the Notice By-law (No. 3811) the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Perth, during the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

at 5:15 p.m., in the Council Chambers, at the town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth Ontario, will consider a request from the owners of land at 5 Alvin Street to close an undeveloped portion of the Joy Avenue road allowance abutting their property. After concerns from the public have been considered, Council may pass a By-law to close and sell the affected part of the street during its regularly scheduled meeting on August 16th. THE PURPOSE of the request is to close part of a road allowance that comprises part of the original road network but has not been developed and convey the road segment to the abutting land owner. The Joy Avenue road allowance substantively exceeds the standard minimum width at this location. THE EFFECT of the proposed By-law would be to permit a portion of the Joy Avenue road allowance approximately 7.5 m wide extending along the side lot line of the property municipally known as 5 Alvin Street in the Town of Perth (see key map below) to be closed and added to the benefitting lot. ANY PERSON or public agency may request to appear as a delegation to the meeting or may make written representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed road closing. Requests to appear as a delegation to the meeting and/or written submissions must be registered with the Town Clerk no later than 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, June 2nd. Additional Information may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Perth Town Hall. For optimum service please call in advance to ensure staff availability. KEY MAP 11


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Request for Proposals for the Development of a Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan

Shellee Evans, Director of Community Services Corporation of the Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perth, Ontario, K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 ext. 2227, Fax: 613-267-5635 Email:, Web:

conjunction with The Perth Farmers’ Market. We are always looking for interested artisans and producers who may want to come and sell their goods inside the Palace. Booth space is available for most dates and you can purchase space by the day or multiple days. The cost is $19.91 for a 9’x9’ space and vendors must provide their own items for set-up (e.g. table and chair, display). Some of our regular returning vendors this year are selling items such as hand-made jewellery, knitting, wood crafts, home baking, soaps and lotions, art work, bedding plants, flowers and artwork. The Friends of the Perth Farmers’ Market, in cooperation with the Town of Perth, are busy planning special theme days for the entire season. Musical entertainment is offered most days to add a special atmosphere to our indoor-outdoor Market.


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Approximate portion of Joy Avenue to be closed Dated at the Town of Perth this 12th day of May, 2011. Lauren Walton, Clerk Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E. Perth ON K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613-267-5635

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of Sylvia Van Oort so don’t miss out. Do you have questions about plants and planting? The Lanark Master Gardeners will be joining us again this year with plants and advice. It will take place from 8 to 11 a.m., in the gymnasium of The Stewart School, located at 7 Sunset Blvd. For more information, visit www. Submitted by the Perth and District Horticultural Society.

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May 21 - 23, 2011 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Discover the work of 23 artisans in 6 studios. Welcome to our three day celebration of spring! Treat yourself to a scenic outing. Enjoy beautiful blossoms, crystal blue lakes and fresh air. Breathe deeply. Relax. Smile. Our artisans welcome you to view and purchase their most recent work throughout the long weekend: Sat, Sun & Mon from 10 am to 5 pm. Our studios are located in the beautiful Westport countryside. The village of Westport is 90 minutes southwest of Ottawa and 30 minutes north of the 401 at Kingston. Some studios are open year round.

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Horticultural Society Great Plant Sale on May 21 Mark Saturday, May 21, on your calendars. It is the day of the Perth and District Horticultural Society’s Great Plant Sale! This is our major fundraiser of the year, and your chance to purchase a variety of large, healthy perennials, bushes and other plants taken directly from our members’gardens. Our day lilies are always snapped up in a flash, as are our special bags of magical organic Rose Mix. We will also have a selection of plants from the greenhouses






There is one date that I try never to miss in our late-spring schedule here in Perth, and that is the annual presentation of Svetlana Timtsenko’s Arts in Motion; the Perth School of Dance. I’ve been attending these amazing productions since before Timtsenko took over the studio, and it never fails to amaze me to see where her imagination and leadership is going to take us – and her dancers – year after year. Essentially, she develops a theme, and creates a full-length dance score around it; a fullscale programme that not only puts on display a wide range of dance styles from classical ballet to Celtic, hip-hop and jazz, but highlights the talents of dancers from pre-school age to her top-of-the-line about-tograduate “stars”, a few of whom will likely follow those of their predecessors who have made it onto stages in Toronto and elsewhere! This year’s show is entitled A Bird’s Eye View, and is presented at 7 p.m. on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, at the Mason Theatre at Perth and District Collegiate Institute. We are led to explore life in the

forest from the point of view of the birds, as revealed to Prof. Downy Featherstone, played by David Jacklin. The professor is in the rainforest searching for the elusive kookamunga bird, but is taken in hand by a group of cheeky dancing dodo birds (played by the intermediate jazz dancers). These knowledgeable creatures provide him with a magical feather, which enables him to see things from the birds’ point of view, and they escort him Students at The Student School presented Anne of Green Gables on May 12 and 13. From left, Dayna through the world of birds, and Stone (Anne Shirley), Alexis St. Pierre (Mrs. Spencer) and Wednesday Parnell (Marilla Cuthbert). along the way we meet modernKassina Ryder photo dancing crows, Irish-dancing magpies and doves, Highlanddancing hummingbirds, senior ballet-dancing bluebirds, jazzdancing canaries, hip-hop-dancing toucans, flamingoes and -BOE6TF1MBOOJOHBOE1SPKFDU.BOBHFNFOU vultures as well as jazz-dancing gulls, belly-dancing birds of Contact Tracy for assistance with your paradise and at last, the amazing severances and land use planning projects. kookamunga birds themselves! What a trip! And through it all, we, and the good professor, have our eyes opened about what really is happening in the world of the birds around us! All they need now is an audience ready to be enthused! Tickets are $16.50, from Tickets Please, at Jo’s Clothes, (39 Foster St.) in Perth, 613-485-6434.



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Wonderful food with a touch of class in beautiful heritage Perth.

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Grand Reopening May 19th




This page is dedicated to offering dining establishments in our area a chance to “strut their stuff”, while giving us a little help in choosing a venue for a great meal, quick snack, meeting or just to get together right her in our own community. This space will allow them to give some insight into their business, its owners and staff, while promoting their great menus and special features. Should you wish to be part of this feature in the coming weeks, please give us a call at 613-267-1100. Please patronize these fine establishments and as the French proverb says, “Appetite is the best sauce!”

110 Gore Street East, Downtown Perth


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Specializing in Breakfast & Lunch


Ask about our Daily Specials

23 Gore St. E.,PERTH, ON

55 Foster St., Perth



Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

70 Dufferin Street, Perth • 613- 264-1010 • 310-10-10

Canadian, Italian & Greek Cuisine Children’s Menu Open 7 days a week Reception/Meeting Rooms All-day breakfast plus lunch & dinner Take-out


• A Variety of Cheesecakes • Butter Tarts • Muffins Take-out or Dine in

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Brooke Valley Spring Tour around the corner It is time once again for the Brooke Valley Spring Tour, which runs over the Victoria Day weekend, May 21 to 23. Over the past five years, this tour has evolved in both interesting and unique directions. In the past, new additions have included delicious lunches served by John and Shirley Lianga in their home and gardens, along with a plant sale this year. Proceeds from the lunch and plant sale will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation via the Lanark County Grannies. Added one year later, performer, conductor, and educator Richard Hoenich hosts free Chamber Music Recitals along with local musicians. These concerts are within walking distance of Dawn King’s studio with her rustic garden furnishings and Rita Redner’s studio showing her salt-fired pottery. This year, the evolution continues with the addition of a number of new

and exciting artists, as well as two new studios. Joining us this year, at her studio on the Old Brooke Road, is Catherine Orfald with her naturally inspired oil on canvas paintings. She welcomes guests Diane Woodman and Bonnie Jehu, and their handmade soaps, as well as Deidre Hierlihy showing her fascinating and unique linocuts. The second new studio this year belongs to MERA’s award-winning potter, Anne Chambers, with her guest, mixed-media artist Ruth Secunda. Also new to the tour is Barb Sohn, noted landscape painter who will be featured at Rita Redner’s studio. Joining Dunn Sohn at his woodworking studio for the first time are Robert Pauly and Barbara Mullally of Moondance Gallery, with their quirky jewellery and unique hats, along with past guests weaver Heather Sherratt, and landscape photographer Jane Cass.

Lioness Spring Fling a great success On April 29, the Perth Lioness Club hosted their annual Spring Fling, with proceeds to be donated to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. A wedding rehearsal theme in honor of the Royal wedding, created a regal atmosphere with formal invitations, ornate decorations and decadent desserts. Many guests came dressed in wedding attire, complete with hats and gloves. A prize was presented to Pat Hill’s table, hosted by Edna Coutts, for the most wedding-spirited table. Mary Cook, our guest speaker, tickled our funny bones with her personal thoughts and anecdotes, entitled “Marriage, Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?” Then, Darlene Rupert, owner of Elysium Lingerie and Bridal Boutique, presented a fashion show of casual chic and wedding attire. Guests were delighted to see the variety of casual and special occasion clothes available and were given a gift certificate to

Darlene’s store. This evening was a sold-out event and guests were very generous in bidding on the silent auction table items. The final tally is in, and with a little top-up, the Lioness Club will be able to present $9,000 to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. With this donation, and past donations from previous Spring Flings, the club has now contributed $32,500 to the GWM Hospital Foundation. The Lioness Club wants to thank all the merchants and businesses that donated gifts and gift certificates and the guests that supported this annual event. During our general meeting on May 10, the club inducted and welcomed Sue Matte as a new member. This very active club always welcomes new members. If you are interested, please call Josie Roberts at 613-267-3769. Submitted by the Perth Lioness Club.

Lastly, returning to the tour is Dean Spence, with his distinctive Adirondackstyle furniture and accessories. Spence is the guest at the studio of Brent Kirkham, whose one-of-a-kind custom cedar strip boats are truly “Art on the Water.” Less than one hour from Ottawa and Kingston, located 10 minutes west of historic Perth, this unique tour is a great way to spend a day in the country. Good food, beautiful music and a wide variety of outstanding artists, admission to all studios is free. For more information on studio locations, directions, lunch and concert times, or to view artists work, go to, or call 613 267-5918. Watch for our brochures distributed throughout Eastern Ontario. Submitted by the organizers of the Brooke Valley Spring Tour

New vendors welcome at Westport’s Heritage Festival Organizers of Westport’s popular Heritage Festival say there may be room for additional exhibitors to showcase their art, crafts, gifts and food products. The fifth annual street festival is set for Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and takes place on Bedford Street in Westport’s downtown. The event fuses small-town charm with a farm-and-craft street market. This year, the event will help mark the 50th anniversary of the Rideau District Museum, located in Westport, which was opened in 1961. Interested vendors and exhibitors can contact Nikki Thacker, organizer for this year’s event. She can be reached at 613-273-4780. Submitted by the Westport Heritage Festival Committee


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Friends of Murphys Point Park are looking for Expressions of Interest to support their 2011 Heritage Mica Fesval. The fesval will be held over 4 weekends from Aug. 20 to Sept. 11 and is an outdoor event. LOGO DESIGNER: To design a logo for the Heritage Mica Fesval that is representave of the FMPP branding. An honorarium is available. HERITAGE MUSICIANS/ENTERTAINERS: Local groups and/or individuals who can provide heritage music and/or other related entertainment. All venues are outdoors with no access to electricity. Reasonable payment to be negoated. SCRIPT WRITER FOR OUTDOOR THEATRE PRODUCTION: Contact us for details of the Request for Proposal – Community Theatre. FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS: Community members (including teens aged 16 years and over as of Aug. 1, 2011) are invited to complete a volunteer registraon form. Dues might include dressing in period costumes to greet visitors, set up and tear down of venues, running BBQ’s and acvies, etc. Successful applicants will be expected to aend an orientaon session and have a sasfactory Police Records Check completed. These volunteer hours are also suitable for community service hours for high school students. To indicate your interest or for more informaon, please contact Friends of Murphys Point Park 613-267-5340 The Friends of Murphys Point Park acknowledge funding provided by the Province of Ontario.

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Weekend Celebration of Christian Musical Diversity Friday May 27 • 7:00 p.m.

Interactive Vocal Contemporary Christian Music By ‘Edge’ And Toe-Tapping Music By ‘Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra’ St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 1 Drummond Street West, Perth 613-267-4213 Freewill Offering

Saturday, May 28, 7:00 p.m.

Gospel Music By ‘Crimson River’ A Mix Of Fast Moving Southern Gospel Tunes Lyrics That Tell A Story And Heart Moving Ballads Asbury Free Methodist Church 144 Gore Street East, Perth 613-267-2345 Freewill Offering

BIKING FOR HEARTS The big bike riding team from Albany International get ready to do their part during the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike fundraiser on May 12. Kassina Ryder photo

(For more information regarding specific concerts, contact individual churches)


Sunday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.

‘Bach Mass In B Minor’ By The Senior Choirs Of St. Paul’s United Church, St. James’ Anglican Church With Friends, Orchestra And Guest Soloists St. Paul’s United Church 25 Gore Street West, Perth 613-267-2973 Tickets $25

Attention Former OmniGlobe Customers:

Can We Talk? You may have heard that as part of the process of OmniGlobe Broadband going into receivership, Barrett Xplore Inc., which operates Xplornet Internet Services, has purchased some of OmniGlobe’s network assets in this area. This transition means that Xplornet is now operating the network formerly run by OmniGlobe and is assuming the responsibility for serving OmniGlobe’s customers in this area. So, if you have been an OmniGlobe customer up to now, it looks like we’re going to be doing business together. So… Hello! As Canada’s leading rural broadband provider, we are committed to offering you an improved broadband experience. We can also offer you pricing which we think you’ll agree is more favourable than the arrangement you had with OmniGlobe. We need to talk to you to get you properly set up in our systems and make sure that this transition is as smooth as possible for you. And, of course, if you are having any difficulty with your service, we’d like to help. So we’ve setup a special toll-free number – just for you. Please give us a call at 1-877-278-3517 at your convenience, and welcome to the Xplornet family!


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LOOKING FOR LAND TO BUY preferably Admaston/Renfrew area. Call 613- 570-1389.


MIXED HARDWOOD 8’ lengths, excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood; land and lot clearing, tree trimming, and outdoor furnace wood available. Call 613432-2286.

1 bedroom, second-floor apartment. Balderson. Fridge, stove, microwave, heat and hydro included. No pets. References required. Available now. $800/month. Gerry, 613-264-0088. 2 bedroom apartment. Located on Cockburn Street, Perth. $750/ month. Water, fridge and stove included. Laundry on site. Call 613-267-6115. 2 bedroom executive apartment in Perth. Ground floor, parking, 4 appliances, 2 fireplaces, close to all amenities. Available June 1. $1,100/month plus hydro. Call 613200-9940.

2 bedroom, lower unit, on edge of town. Available June 1. LaunFARM dry on site. Parking and yard. Large rooms. Laying hens, Rhode Is- $775/month plus heat land Reds. 25 weeks and hydro. 613-264old. $7.75/hen. Call 8143. 613-267-6495.


R. THOMSON Automotive Sales & Service Toyotas and Domestic Vehicles E-Tested and Certified Financing OAC 613-267-7484 91 Drummond St. West Perth, Ontario

ASHLEY CHASE. Fine adult apartments overlooking the Tay River near downtown Perth. One and two bedrooms, some with breakfast nook and 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, whirlpool, party room, library, elevator. 613-267-6980.




HUNTER SAFETY CANADIAN FIREARMS COURSE at Amonte, June 10, 11, 12. Wenda Cochran, 613256-2409. HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group; exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-2562409.


Attractive 1 bedroom apartment in restored Victorian home. $675/month, includes parking and laundry. Suitable for single, mature professional. Email:

PERTH: 10 Craig St. 2 bedroom apartment in quiet, clean, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking and laundry included. $756/month plus utilities. Available immediately. 613-2835996.

Available now: 1 bedroom, second floor, downtown apartment; includes fridge, stove, heat and hot water; $600. Available now: small 1 bedroom apartment; includes fridge, stove, hot water, yard and parking; central location; $400 plus heat and hydro. Available now: 1 bedroom apartment; includes fridge, stove, fireplace, yard and parking; $600 plus heat and hydro. 613267-6315.

PERTH: 2 bedroom, ground floor, at $675. 2 bedroom apartment, third floor, $735, parking included. Freshly painted. Non-smoking applicant only. No pets. First and last required. Available immediately. 613267-6980.



LOST: Set of keys, two small and two larger ones. Lost along Foster Street, west of Gore. If found, please call 613267-0177. An award will be available.

Spring cleanup, lawn maintenance, dump runs, roofing, siding, decks, fences, renovations, painting. Serving Lanark County for over 15 years. Martin, 613264-8143.

Pictures, pictures, pictures! If you have left a photograph with us within the past year and have not picked it up, please do so. The Perth Courier, 39 Gore St. E., Perth, 613-2671100.

Student handyman. Spring cleanup, lawn maintenance, dump runs, general repairs around the house. Call Dan, 613-267-1691.



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CAREER TRAINING • Education Assistant •Child and Youth Worker • Pharmacy Assistant • Personal Support Worker • Med and Legal Admin. • Acccountng


Smiths Falls Campus - 52 Abbott Street


As the ideal candidate, you will hold a post secondary degree in public administration, business or directly related discipline with five to seven years of progressive, senior managerial experience. You will have a CMO designation or an equivalent combination of experience and education. You enjoy and excel at working with a broad range of stakeholders and possess a working knowledge of the legislation relating to municipal government. You have demonstrated that you can efficiently and effectively manage the physical, human and financial resources of a complex municipal, public or corporate sector organization.



If you are interested in this exciting leadership opportunity, please apply in confidence no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before Wednesday, June 1, 2011 to:


The personal information submitted is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and is protected under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This position includes weekend duties and early morning shifts.


The Town of Perth wishes to thank all applicants and advises that only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.


Applications will be received no later than 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011.



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

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Includes order intake, scheduling, retail sales, telephone reception & marketing. QuickBooks invoicing & secretarial. Some lifting required.

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Wage: $11.00 to $15.00 per hour, based on experience and skills. Monday to Friday, hours flexible.

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Who we are: A well-established Perth buisness that helps physically challenged persons to live happier, healthier, safer and more purposeful lives.

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Foy - Born at home in Ottawa on May 2, 2011, Ava, daughter of James Foy and Linda Yaki, granddaughter of Shirley (Tysick) and Charles Foy of Ottawa and Stanley and Mary Yaki of Sarnia, and great-greatgranddaughter of Charles James Foy (1867-1927), long-time town councillor and former mayor of Perth.

Mayor and Clerk The Corporation of the Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perh, ON K7H 1H9 E-mail:

This person must be bonded and hold a Smartserve certificate. Physical capability to perform necessary duties will be assessed in accordance with Employment Standards of Ontario.

If the above sounds like you, please send a résumé with a cover letter and three business references to

Birth Announcement

For more details regarding this position, you may review the job description under News on the Town’s wesite at:

This position includes maintenance, housekeeping, moving of tables and furniture, groundskeeping and security.

Who you are: • You have excellent organizational skills and take pride in meeting deadlines, producing quality work and upholding the standards, systems and objectives of your employer. • You are a problem solver, detail oriented and able to organize workflow with a balance of employee and cost efficiency. • You are an optimist and have enthusiastic energy. • You have strong work ethics & proven attendance records. • You have good handwriting & are a typist with minimum 40 wpm. • You have intermediate or better computer skills in Microsoft Word & Excel • You have excellent telephone skills & etiquette. • You have a sense of humour and work well in a team environment. • You are willing to cross-train in other job positions.


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

The CAO is responsible for the leadership and general management of the Corporation and will act as the advisor and liaison to Council. Major responsibilities include: coordinating the day-to-day administration of the Corporation through its departments; attending Council and Committee meetings and making policy, program and business planning recommendations; facilitating the implementation of Council decisions and representing Council on local and external agencies; managing human resources; overseeing and monitoring the fiscal and legislative requirements of the Corporation; fostering positive employee/employer relations and productive workplace environment; and championing the corporate vision and policies of Council.

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The Town of Perth, an Eastern Ontario municipality known internationally for its cultural and architectural heritage, seeks applications for the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The strategic location, excellent services and facilities makes it an ideal community to do business, vacation and live. It is a municipality with a population of 6,000. Residents enjoy a relaxed rural lifestyle within an energetic and dynamic urban setting in proximity to a number of major economic and cultural centres.

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(Retired Hydro One following 32 years of service) Suddenly, at his home on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (Croskery) for 54 years. Loving father to Kim (Lucie), Randy (Chris), Rick (Karen) and Lee Ann (Danny). Dear Bap, Poppa and Grandpa to Ethan, Colin, Megan, Matt and Miranda. Loving brother to Bud (Irene), Sandra Sheil, Ellie (Elva), Dale (Pauline), Marlene (Willie) Toner, Linda (Bill) Closs, Garry (Joan), Jeannie Squires and Bryan (Carmel). Predeceased by brothers-in-law Ken Croskery and Ken Sheil. Herb will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, all his family and friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or a memorial fund of choice would be appreciated. The family send special thanks to Wayne and Marcie Sully for their help and support on the day of Herb’s passing.

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William ‘Bill’ Wright Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, in hospital in Perth, on Saturday, May 14, 2011, William Wallace Wright (manager for many years of Glenayr Kitten Stores, Lanark) at the age of 80 years. Bill was predeceased in 1987 by his wife Connie (Campbell) Wright. He was the cherished father of Leslie and her husband Don Hendry and grandpa of Jared and Sarah. Bill was the son of the late Mary and Howard Wright and brother of the late Dawn, Dean, Georgie, Isabel and Edith ‘Mickie’. He will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, all his family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Wednesday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held privately for his family. Interment, Lanark Village Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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IN THE ESTATE OF KENNETH ROBERTS LEWIS. All person having claims against the Estate of the above-named deceased, late of the Town of Perth, who died on April 28, 2011 are required to file proof of same with the undersigned on or before May 31, 2011. After that date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall then have had notice. DATED at Perth, this 6th day of May, 2011.

All claims against the Estate of MEGAN DAPHNE FRIEND, deceased, who died on February 8, 2011, late of 6 Market Square, Apt. 3, Perth, Ontario, K7H 1V7, must be filed with the undersigned by May 24th, 2011; thereafter the assets of the Estate will be distributed having regard only to those claims then filed.

KENNETH W. SMITH Barrister & Solicitor P.O. Box 157 27 Foster Street Perth, ON K7H 3E3 Solicitor for the Estate Trustee

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IN THE ESTATE OF Charles Cecil Foster. ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Charles Foster, retired bricklayer, late of the Town of Perth who died on or about the 2nd day of April, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned by the 2nd of June, 2011, after which date the Estate may be administered having DATED at Perth, Ontario, this 29th regard only to the claims then filed. day of April, 2011. DATED AT PERTH this 27th day of GREG W. ANDERSON April, 2011. Barrister & Solicitor Ten Market Square Perth, Ontario, K7H 1V7 613-267-9898 Fax: 613-267-2741 Solicitor and Estate Trustee

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Sunday, May 22 • The Lions Club Jamboree will begin at 2 p.m. with great music by local volunteers. A homecooked buffet meal will be available for $12 at 5:30

All claims against the Estate of STEPHEN WILMER STROME, deceased, who died on February 20, 2011, late of 1326 Drummond Con. 1, RR 1, Perth, Ontario, K7H 3C3, must be filed with the undersigned by May 24th, 2011; thereafter the assets of the Estate will be distributed having regard only to those claims then filed.

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Saturday, May 21 • The Perth and District Horticultural Society is holdings a Giant Perennial Plant Sale at The Stewart School gymnasium from 8 to 11 a.m. The sale will help fund community projects such as the Junior Gardeners Program. All plants are from members’ own gardens and are exceptionally large and healthy. • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark is hosting its monthly birthday party. Entertainment starts at 2 p.m. and all musicians are welcome. • The Westport Dandelion Gardens Studio Tour will be held until May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A variety of fine art including sculptures, carvings, glasswork and other items will be available for viewing and purchasing. • The Brooke Valley Spring Tour will take place until May 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour will visit six studios featuring a wide variety of unique and creative art. There will also be a luncheon, a granny plant sale and free chamber recitals will take place daily. For information, call 613-267-5918. • The Rideau Trail Association is holding a rugged and scenic level three 16-kilometre hike through Frontenac Provincial Park. It will begin at 6767 Perth Road and hikers will travel past Slide Lake and Big Salmon Lake to Clear Lake Road. Participants are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Conlon Farm in Perth. Bring insect repellent. For information, call Dave at 613-449-7459. • A Yard and Bake Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau in Westport. Table space is available for $10. Call Sally at 613-273-3886 for more information.

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• The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark is hosting its monthly euchre party at 7:30 p.m. Prizes and a light supper will be served.

Star is holding a “Most Unusual Mystery Dinner” at the Newboro Community Hall at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and advanced tickets are available until May 20. Proceeds from the event will go to the dialysis unit of the Smiths Falls and District Community Hospital. Call Hazel Wykes at 613-928-2764 for info. • The Snow Road Snowmobile Club is having its annual general meeting at Sylvania Lodge in McDonald’s Corners at 7:30 p.m. The club is also looking for teams to play in the mixed slo-pitch ball tournament on June 18 at the Robertson Lake Recreation Park. Call Phil Wark at 613-278-0344 for more information.

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To advertise a non-profit community event, e-mail p.m. Please call Nelda Wark at 613-264-9030 for more and we would be happy to information. include it in the Community Bulletin Board as space Wednesday, May 25 allows. • The Rideau District Museum and Seasons of Westport are presenting a fashion show and lunch Thursday, May 19 • The Perth and District Breast Cancer support called “Fashion Then and Now” at The Cove in group (The Butterfly Fan Club) will hold a meeting Westport at 12 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Perth Family Health Centre at The Cove, Seasons of Westport and the town office. The event will also feature displays, prize (33 Lewis St. Perth). • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) is hosting draws and door prizes. shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27 Bring a brown bag lunch. Call 613-492-0291 for info. • The Leeds chapter of the Order of the Eastern

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PLAYGROUND OFF TO A ROARING START Lions Club members presented a $500 cheque to members of the playground committee at The Stewart School on May 4. The committee will put the money toward a natural playground at the school. Back row from left: Tamara Derkzen, playground committee; Yvonne Connaty Mahoney, Perth Lions Club president; Rick McCauley, Lions Club secretary; Shelly Graham, playground committee and Voula Strachan, playground committee. Front row from left: Macey St. Pierre, Grade 4; Olivia Thomson, Grade 4; Maple Kumar, Grade 4 and Zoe Strachan, Grade 1. Kassina Ryder photo

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OPP to boost highway enforcement over long weekend Grodzinski added. As in previous years, the OPP will be working with Ministry of Transportation enforcement officers to make roads safer by ensuring that vehicles are safe, loads are secure and towing equipment is installed and used in compliance with the law. “Canada Road Safety Week aligns with our Provincial Traffic Safety Program, the goal of which is to keep everyone on OPPpatrolled roads and highways safe,” says Deputy Com-missioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander responsible for

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There is not much activity for the rest of the month. On Victoria Day the branch will be closed. Branch elections will be on Monday, May 31, at which time we will elect our new executive. Again, I will be retiring and you will be reading this column penned by a new public relations officer. Check the sports bulletin board for upcoming events and dates. Drop-in darts continue on each second Friday. May 27 is the next scheduled event. Due to lack of interest, the first Saturday of the month euchre is cancelled. I hope we soon get sunshine and warmer weather. Have a good summer. LEST WE FORGET

“When it comes to safe driving habits, I know I can count on drivers to set the bar equally high so that together, we can really make a difference in the number of lives we save in Ontario,” said Lewis. During the Canada Road Safety Week 2010, the OPP laid a total of 9,806 charges for speeding, careless driving and seatbelt offences and 190 charges for criminal drinking and driving offences. Submitted by the OPP.

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With Canada Road Safety Week running from May 16 to 23, 2011, the Ontario Provincial Police will be using all available resources to enforce traffic laws in an effort to save lives and reduce injuries on Ontario roads and highways. This week has been strategically chosen, as it includes the first summer long weekend. Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada and endorsed by police and is part of “Road Safety Strategy 2015”, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. In support of the campaign, the OPP will be targeting aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and distracted driving. They will also be making sure that motorists are slowing

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Perth resident charged for tampering with smoke alarm

Perth Fire Department officials, with assistance from Perth Police Services, have charged a 43-yearold Perth man with intentionally disabling a smoke alarm. While having sympathy for the loss of the individual’s belongings during a fire at a Wilson Street West residence on April 16, Fire Chief Steve Fournier can’t emphasize how much danger the individual put on the other tenants of the property.

The PFD inspected the building in July 2010, and ordered repairs including: fixing breaches in fire separations, installation of fire code compliant doors, and the installation of interconnected smoke alarms to bring the building up to code. The building owners complied with the code to make it safe for all residents and the tenant disrespected these life saving measures. Had this smoke alarm been

in place, the operators of the business downstairs would have known there was something taking place upstairs in the early stages of the fire. Consequently, the fire wasn’t discovered until flames raged out the second floor windows, causing damage in excess of $100,000. Fournier stated the PFD would have had different consequences had this fire happened at 2 a.m. while everybody was sleeping and

no fire detection was in place. He also stated there have been 38 fire-related deaths in Ontario this year alone. Fournier reminds all building owners in the town to make sure they are aware of all fire codes for their buildings, especially if they are renting out rooms. Algonquin College is in our community, and many students rent rooms and apartments over the school term. They have the

right to live in a safe environment, and the landlord has to provide it. We can’t just put students in our basements to bring in some extra cash. We have to protect them, like we protect our own. Buildings must be kept up to fire code, he stated. Fines range from provincial offence tickets of $235.00 to convictions of $50,000 or more. Submitted by the Perth Fire Department.

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Spartans, Blue Devils finish strong at track championships BY GEOFF DAVIES

SJCHS Grade 9 student Chris Archambeault competes in the midget boys’ javelin throw. He launched the missile 19.32m. Brier Dodge photo

Athletes from the county’s six high schools gathered in Carleton Place last week to compete in the Lanark County Interschool Athletic Association’s track and field championships. Perth was well represented at the event, hosted by Carleton Place High School on May 11 and 12, with strong results coming from both Perth and District Collegiate Institute and St. John Catholic High School. SJCHS teacher Pam Quick said the school is proud of how her team fared, with 23 of its 55 athletes moving on to the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) championships, to be held on May 19 and 20, in Brockville. Sprinter Michael Murphy’s second-place finish in the senior boys’ 100-metre dash (11.10s) was a highlight, she said, as it broke a long-standing school record. SJCHS walked away with 10 first-place finishes. PDCI track coach Justin McNamee also left the competition smiling, after 43 of the school’s 51 athletes qualified for EOSSAA. The Blue Devils saw especially strong performances from senior athletes Evelyn Scott and Jed Bowes. Scott raced her way to first- PDCI student Logan Smith sprints ahead of the competition during the senior boys’ 4x100m team relay. place finishes in senior girls’ Brier Dodge photo Turn to page 19

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Local champs

From page 18 200-m dash (26.60s), 400-m dash (1:00.00) and 400-m hurdles (1:08.60). Bowes took home first place in the triple jump (12.24m) and finished third in the long jump (5.74m). McNamee said the team owes a special thanks to its two community coaches, Darlene Beveridge and Terry Stewart. McNamee credited Beveridge with the team’s strong showings in shot put, discuss and javelin; and Stewart for taking charge of coaching the long-distance runners.

McNamee said his team came away from the meet looking forward not just to the regional and, ultimately, provincial championships, but to next season as well. “We have a very young team. Exactly half the team is in Grade 9, and they’ve been a pleasant surprise. These Grade 9s are really passionate about track,” he said. The Blue Devils walked away with 20 first-place finishes, beating their Spartan rivals in that regard. In terms of overall team points, CPHS took the top spot, with PDCI and SJCHS earning third and fifth place rankings, respectively.

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Top: PDCI’s Evelyn Scott (left) prepares to receive the baton from her teammate during the senior girls’ 4x100m team relay. Scott will move on to the EOSSAA finals after finishing first in all three of her events.

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Right: SJCHS student Chris Dorsch soars in the senior boys’ triple jump. He finished ninth in the event with a distance of 8.15m.

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Pictured here are, from left, (front row) Leah Churchill, Kassidy Huggard, Faith Buker, Jaxon Choffe, Dylan McKay, Jared Buker, Spencer Carroll, Summer Immerson, (middle) Brae-Lynn Pommerville, Joanne Lumsden, Caleb Cooney, Cathy Millard, Cameron Huggard, Ryan Immerson, Abigael Carroll, (back) Ron McKay, and Howard Huggard. Absent: Mike Eardley, Jordan Eardley, Spencer Ritchie, Nicholas Guertin, Emily DeSalvo, Bill Dickson, Liam Dixon, Mya Clark, Marina Clark.

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MEETING CONCERNING PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Dyer, Christie Lake Lane 51, Lot 15 Con 2 (Christie Lake) Geographic Township of South Sherbrooke 357713

TAKE NOTICE that Tay Valley Township has received a zoning by-law amendment application which was deemed to be a complete application on May 13, 2011. TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in the Council Chambers located at 217 Harper Rd to consider the following item, a proposed site-specific amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 02-121 on: • approximately 0.11 ha of land situated in Lot 15, Concession 2 in the geographic Township of South Sherbrooke and located on Christie Lake Lane 51. The purpose of this amendment is to change the zoning of the property from Seasonal Residential (RS) to Limited Services Residential (RLS-97). The effect of the amendment would be to recognize a lot frontage of approximately 42 m, area of approximately .11 ha, and allow for the construction of a dwelling with reduced side yard setbacks of 2 m, rear yard setback of 4.5 m and a proposed water setback of 15 m for an existing septic system located on a lot with access by private road.

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IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Tay Valley Township before the by-law is passed, 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.

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Courthouse condition rapped again quin College, the report states: “Ceiling tiles are loose and badly stained from leakage. In places floor tiles are cracked severely and need replacement. Carpeting is in terrible shape and should be replaced.” The panel also noted persons preparing food in the cafeteria kitchen at Algonquin do not have any “coverings or nets on their hair for sanitary purposes. Both the men’s and women’s washrooms are in a disgusting manner. Very dirty and unkept.”

This year’s portion of the twoyear project will include new sanitary and storm sewers, along with a new water main. Cost of this year’s portion of the project is estimated at $640,000. Construction this summer will take place between North and Isabella streets. New sidewalks and resurfacing will also take place along that portion of the street. The total cost of the overall project is estimated at $1 million. The existing sewer system along the street is about 90 years old and handles both sanitary and Drummond construction storm sewer effluent. It will be replaced with two separate sewers starts Phase one of the Drummond with an increased sanitary sewer Street construction project has capacity. begun, and motorists will find the Meeting on core proposal street will be blocked off for most Mayor Lowell Yorke has called of the summer months. Despite a major protest move- a special in-camera (closed-door) ment last year, the street will be meeting of Perth town council to widened from its current width discuss the downtown-core proposal put forward earlier this of 24 feet to 28 feet.

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Echlin - At the GWM Hospital, on May 9, 1986, to Stephen and Lori Echlin, a daughter, Stephanie Lynn. Green - On April 29, 1986, to Ken and Karen Green, a daughter, Jenna Leigh. McLellan - On April 27, 1986, to Steve and Bev (nee Lalonde) McLellan, a son, Thomas Steven. Allan - In hospital, Perth, on Tuesday, May 6, 1986, William M. Allan, in his 69th year, beloved husband of Ellen M. Andreason. Crozier - At St. Joseph’s Hospital, on Monday, May 5, 1986, Vern Crozier, in his 71st year, beloved husband of Millicent Knapp. Goodbody - Suddenly, at Perth, on Wednesday, May 7, 1986, Albert J. Goodbody, beloved husband of Norma I. Hermer. Murphy - In hospital, Perth, on Monday, May 5, 1986, Gertrude Tovey, in her 89th year, wife of the late John Vincent Murphy. Perrin - In hospital, Perth, on Friday, May 9, 1986, Eldon T. Perrin, beloved husband of Grace A. Campbell. Woods - In hospital, Perth, on Saturday, May 10, 1986, Stewart C. Woods, in his 87th year, husband of the late Elta I. Craig. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the May 14, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.


The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of May 14, 1986 as the “25 years ago” news.

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Sunday, May 22 11:00 a.m. - Worship service and Sunday school multi-age program. Nursery available. Coffee hour Friday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries, Audio loop system • 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!

Sunday, May 22 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class. 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “Meeting Jesus: Among the Tombs” (Mark 5: 1-20) Nursery provided; all welcome. Wednesday, May 25 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Next Community Dinner Saturday, May 28• 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Need a ride? 613-267-2023


Brown-Dowdall - At. St. John’s Church, Perth, by Rev. Father McDonagh, uncle of the bride, on April 26, 1961, Mary Ethel, youngest daughter of Mrs. James Dowdall, to James Brown, all of Perth. Mortimer-Jordan - At Holy Trinity Church, Winnipeg, by Archdeacon Fortin, on April 26, 1961, Herbert Knight Mortimer to Alice Matilda, daughter of Mrs. Jordan of Perth.

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The epidemic of school breakins in Ottawa Valley towns hit Perth early last Thursday. Queen Elizabeth Public School on Wilson Street East and St. John’s, also on the same street, were entered by thieves. The Queen Elizabeth School was entered when a window was broken in one of the doors. John Haveron, caretaker, first noticed the break-in when he went to the school early Thursday. A further inspection of the premises showed nothing was missing. The same method of entrance was used at St. John’s school when a window was broken in a door, to enter one of the classrooms. Police Chief Ritchie said nothing was missing from the school and little damage was done.


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Fire destroyed a row of sheds at the rear of the Anglican church in Balderson, five miles northwest of Perth, on the Lanark road, Thursday night. A pumper from Lanark was called to the scene, but fire had gained too great headway to save the structure. A high wind threatened to blow the sparks towards several other barns and straw stacks nearby. The rural fire brigade, under Chief Harry Smyth, was summoned with a pumper from Perth,

More than 240 party faithful turned out at Farrell Hall last Wednesday to see and hear the provincial Conservative leader, Larry Grossman. A number of local and area dignitaries were on hand, including Paul Dick, Lanark-Renfrew-Carleton MP; Doug Wiseman, Lanark MPP; Perth Mayor Lowell Yorke and Lanark Board of Education chairman Glenn Blanchard and their wives. Mention was made by several head-table guests that there were several Liberal supporters in the audience. “Democracy is healthy and working in Perth when you get supporters from two parties at a function such as this,” stated Yorke.


A motion providing for the fluoridation of Perth’s water supply “as soon as possible” was passed with a single dissenting vote, that of deputy-reeve George Fleming, at a regular meting of town council on Monday evening. Local choir participates The motion was made by Coun. in music festival Arthur Daines and seconded by The choir of St. James’ Angli- Coun. Robert H. Echlin in recan Church, Perth, took part on sponse to a request from Perth Saturday in the Ottawa Music Fes- Board of Health. tival. They sang two numbers in DIED the open competition for secular Adam In hospital, on Saturday, choirs, “There’s A Colleen Fair as May,” an Irish folk song arranged May 6, 1961, Catherine Ellen Donby Roy Fenwick, and “Cargoes,” a nelly, in her 87th year, beloved setting by H. Balfour Garfield of wife of the late William Adam. Callahan - In Perth, on May 1, Masefield’s poem. 1961, Mary Elizabeth Callahan, Parade marks start of season aged 44 years, wife of Mr. John Perth’s Little Baseball League Lyon. will open the season on May 24, Caswell - At Wiseman’s Private commissioner Benny K told The Courier today, with a gala parade through town, to be followed by a unique opening ball game in which coaches and managers will compete against last year’s minor league champions.

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First entries in contest Two good speckled trout entries were received last weekend, both caught by Ralph Turper of Eastview, as follows: four pounds, five ounces, and four pounds, four ounces, caught in Green Lake, near Ompah, on May 5.

Hospital, on Wednesday, May 10, 1961, Jane Ann Code, in her 80th year, wife of the late Andrew M. Caswell. Duncan - In Dalhousie, on April 20, 1961, Elizabeth Duncan, aged 48 years, wife of Mr. Jos Legary. Jacobs - At Smiths Falls, on April 29, 1961, Mrs. Thomas Jacobs, aged 81 years, formerly of Perth. MacFarlane - In Lanark village, on Thursday, May 4, 1961, Robert F. MacFarlane, in his 73rd year, beloved husband of the late Pauline Richardson by first marriage and loving husband of Ida Cumming Somerville by second marriage. Ritchie - At the GWM Hospital, on Wednesday, May 10, 1961, David Ritchie, in his 81st year, dear son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ritchie. Robertson - At Perth, on April 27, 1961, Agnes Robertson, aged 58 years, relict of the late T.G. Labron.


and a 1,000-gallon tank truck from Lanark stood by to supply pumpers with water. A quantity of tables and benches used for the church socials in the summer were also destroyed. Rev. M.C.M. Jones, minister of the church, was away at the time of the fire. Some insurance was carried on the buildings. Cause of the fire has not been determined.

and motorists in previous years, and riders are faced with exclusion from the tour if their behaviour endangers the safety of other cyclists or motorists. The tourist riders will be travelling through Perth on Sunday on the return trip to Ottawa.


Close to 900 bicyclists will be pedalling through Perth as part of the 15th Annual Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour this weekend. Two classes of bicyclists will be leaving Carleton University in Ottawa between 6:15 and 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and will be arriving in Kingston at 6 p.m. Cyclists involved in the tourist ride are expected to arrive in Perth, the halfway mark between Ottawa and Kingston, at about 10 a.m., while riders involved in the more challenging Sportif route will bypass Perth entirely. Tourist riders will travel through Ashton, Perth, Westport and Inverary on their 335-kilometre roundtrip ride, while Sportif participants will travel through Almonte, Lanark, McDonalds Corners, Hopetown, Middleton and Westport on their 430-kilometre ride. Rules governing the riders while they are travelling have been made more stringent following complaints lodged by police



he long-sought fish survey of Mississippi Lake has at last been carried out and the nets are being taken out today. The latest figures available at press time show that a total of 3,580 game fish were netted up to last Saturday. Of this number, there were 2,149 pickerel, 895 pike, 241 small mouth bass and 295 large mouth bass. What does all this mean? As we said last week, biologist Blair Dawson says that “a majority of the pickerel ... are naturally reproduced fish — that is, six years of age or less.” His conviction was apparently based on the fact that most of the netted pickerel were 18 to 21 inches in length. Conservation officer Lorne Irwin, a specialist in samples, was not so sure, however. He said the facts of the matter will not be known until some 220 scale samples, taken from pickerel in Mississippi Lake, have been analyzed.

year by local businessman Joe Perkins. The questions are as follows: “Do we, as a council, wish to proceed with the plan as presented or with some modification?” “Do we, as a council, wish to hold a public meeting before we endorse the plan? If we proceed with the plan, should we grant a period of exclusive right to develop to Mr. Perkins, and if so, under what conditions?” “Do we want to lease or sell the land? How do we arrive at a value for the lands? Can condominiums be constructed on leased lands? Do we require any further information from Mr. Perkins before we proceed?” Yorke says he wants councillors to study the list of questions in preparation for the meeting and said he is still taking a gauge of public response to the proposal by Perkins. Perkins met last week with the town planning committee to explain his proposal. There was some concern expressed by members of the planning committee with regard to parking spaces shown in the proposal. There is only a small number of parking spaces in the proposal. One of the big questions, says Yorke, is the property. “What does council want to do with the land?” he queried. If council decides to go ahead and endorse the proposal put forward by Perkins, should council sell the property outright or enter into a lease deal, wondered Yorke.



nce again, the public institutions inspection panel of Lanark County has criticized the condition of the Perth courthouse and urges an immediate fire safety inspection. “If there was ever a fire, there seems to be very few fire exits,” states the panel report. The public institutions inspection panel is a group of citizens selected randomly to inspect public buildings in Lanark County and report on the condition of the buildings. With regard to the courthouse the panel reports, “We found, as other panel members have, this building is in great need of renovations.” Major problems and complaints about the courthouse, according to the panel, include the lack of an area for female lawyers to change, no holding area for prisoners, not enough chambers for judges, no interview rooms and no facility for the press. “Many ceiling tiles need to be replaced, and painting and papering needs to be done,” says the report. Washrooms in the building are also “quite small,” noted the report. The county jail in Perth received a good report and the panel found the facility “well staffed with polite and efficient security people.” Algonquin College in Perth, the panel noted, is in need of funds to upgrade the condition of the school building. About Algon-

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Victoria Day harks back to age of faith What is this holiday for, this 24th (or thereabouts) of May? When I was in school, there was no doubt; it was the Queen’s Birthday (‘and if we didn’t get a holiday, we’d all run away’). I did not then live under Victoria, but we did look back to her. Over the years it was Firecracker Day – do not ignite till 2 a.m. – the First-holiday-of-summer at the cottage, to get the bugs out of the water system. It was May Toofer at the park. It was even once Commonwealth Day. But the underlying name and observance is “Victoria Day.” There are some who scoff at oldish things like the Victorian age. It seems too remote, fusty, repressed, black-andwhite; perhaps even too optimistic. Yet the Queen and her time gave us things we treasure still: like Canada. And we cling to the notion that it was an age of that faith, now in large measure lost or scattered. In Confederation year, one of the great Victorian writers published, for the first time, a poem written 16 years before. Matthew and Frances Arnold had spent part of their 1851 honeymoon at Dover. There he composed, possibly for her, one of his best-known poems, which receives its title from the beach of that name on the English Channel, facing “the French coast.” Many consider this the greatest short poem of a master writer, whose life-long


MORGAN First Baptist Church Religion Today day job was the inspection of English schools, and whose life-long avocation was the instilling, preservation and elevation of English culture in the face of rapid industrialization. “Dover Beach” evokes a tranquil moonlit night, describing nature and the scale of human life in a manner equal to Arnold’s hero Wordsworth. He is struck by “the grating roar of pebbles” tossed by the surf, and their “eternal note of

sadness.” The poet identifies his mood to be about “the Sea of Faith” and how it once fully girded “earth’s shore” where we live. Out goes the tide: But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating to the breath Of the night wind, down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. The author – or poetic persona – now addresses his “love,” and expresses the hope that the loss of faith and the world’s crass indifference may be overcome by loyalty. Such a renowned work – what a wedding present! Arnold laments the loss of faith as an institution; and even to a certain amount, his own. But still, compared to our own, we continue to remember his time as one of faith, not only in progress, but in God. Here is something we can take, this Victoria Day, from her eponymous age. Do we often, like Arnold, feel tiny and powerless at the shrinking, the sinking of that Sea? But maybe our perception of his time is right: faith lived, continued and prospered, in and over the vast challenges of unseen events – and faced changes too. A century hence will they look back on us as worthy bearers of faith as well: look upon us with longing or appreciation? Much of it is up to us. One thing, though, about the tide: it returns.


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SUNDAY, MAY 22 • 3-4:30 p.m. 658 MacKay Line Rd. $225,000. In Fallbrook, turn right on MacKay Line Rd., then left at #658, follow laneway to property. Private, quiet, year-round or seasonal home on the Mississippi River, 3 br bungalow with eat-in kitchen, hardwood flooring in living and dining rooms, large picture window offers beautiful view of the river, main-floor laundry, 16x12 workshop. MLS# 785774. Host: Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

NEW LISTING - WATERFRONT $179,000 CROSBY LAKE Perfect get-a-way cottage. 2 bedrooms plus 2 loft areas. Open concept kitchen/dining/living space. Wrap around decking with exceptional view of the lake. 70 Feet of clean, rocky shoreline for great swimming & docking facilities. Water level deck lets you keep an eye on the children as they enjoy the summer sun. Nicely treed with lots of parking space for visitors & family. Includes all furnishings & appliances, canoe, fishing boat & dock. Ready to enjoy this summer!! MLS# 083183904918903. Sheri 613-812-1215



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HUNTINGDON GREEN CONDO - Glorious views of the Tay River - light-filled and spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath condo – 1600 sq. ft. – the very best location in this elegant and prestigious building. Unique two-sided fireplace plus many other upgrades. Heated indoor parking and one outdoor spot as well. Just in time to enjoy relaxing in your “summer room” –glass and screen enclosed porch. $388,900.00 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell - 613 326-1361

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$349,000 - 250 Hall Shore Rd. Dalhousie Lk. Gorgeous level lot with a fabulous view of Dalhousie Lk-great access on year round maintained road on the south shore of the lakelevel entry into the water would make it perfect for family members of any agethe 3 bedroom bungalow is in mint condition, like a new home with many features like open concept kitchen, dining, living room space all facing the lake, 2 bathrooms, main floor laundry, gleaming oak flooring just installed in past year, lots of pine cabinets & breakfast bar in kitchen, newer windows & exterior doors, lifetime gaurantee on the new fibreglass shingles, efficient heat pump central air, central vac, water softener-double detached garage plus single garage at the lake for all the extra `toys` - 10x15 insulated porch is a lovely 3 season room-lakeside deck-a real gem! MLS # 094000303007400. Sheri 613-812-1215

$599,000 - Three Wishes! A phenomenal view, pristine shoreline and privacy. This is lakeside living at its best on the beautiful North shore of Otty Lake. Excellent year round access, within 10 minutes of Heritage Perth and an easy 1 hour commute to Ottawa makes this 3 + 1 bedroom 2 storey home with fully developed walkout lower level, a must-see for those in the know. Hardwood flooring, stone fireplace, beautifully updated kitchen with ceramic backsplash, lakeside deck via kitchen patio doors, gorgeous terraced stone work and walkway leading to stone patio at water’s edge. Plenty of room for family and friends with finished lower level featuring kitchenette, large family room and full bath. Double detached log garage with full 2nd level perfect for storage or workshop. Lovely shoreline with rocky pebble/sandy base and good depth just off shore. Great boating and swimming. Live the dream on Otty Lake. MLS # 091191101024800. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 •





$239,000 - 3 bedroom, 2 bath side split on a 3/4 acre lot, refinished hardwood flooring throughout, L-shaped living/dining room with garden doors to extensive covered deck, lower level laundry, office, large rec room with woodstove, wet bar, fridge and stove, walkout basement, driveshed/workshop with loft, carport. MLS# 792436. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

$259,000 - 516 Clear Lake Lane 31, Clear Lake Absolutely gorgeous 3 bedroom Panabode log cottage in excellent, move-in condition - beautiful cedar floors, vaulted ceiling & lots of windows - good sized kitchen has breakfast counter & decent cupboard space - older woodstove warms the open living/dining area - 3 piece bath has ben updated recently with corner shower - large screened porch is to die for - the bunkie is as cute as anything, finished in pine, the kids will fight over this space for sure - watch the sunsets from the deck that hangs over the water - most furnishings, appliances & dock are included shingles replaced 2005, exterior recently painted - take possession for the may long weekend & just bring your food and you’re ready to enjoy the peace & tranquility of this lovely, quiet, peaceful lake! MLS# 091191401013802. Sheri 613-812-1215

Reduced $239,000 - 346 Pike Lake Route 1, Pike Lake Really sweet a-frame styled cottage & bunkie located on the south shore of Pike Lake with excellent road access - the lot is slightly tiered with good, multi-level decking taking you right from the cottage to the dock, fire pit area and the rope swing at the waters edge - the cottage consists of an open kitchen/dining/living area with cathedral, beamed ceiling finished in pine & woodstove to take the chill off - 2 bedrms with built-in bunkbeds & storage, 3 piece bath with shower, large closet and pull down stairs accesses the upper loft area - the 12x12 foot bunkie is perfect for guests or your teenagers - most furniture, appliances and fendock are included. MLS# 091191101511000. Sheri 613-812-1215

Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance 3 bedroom summer or year-round home. So many extras – efficiency plus – heat pump and masonry fireplace; boathouse with sleeping accommodation, storage, hot tub; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious glassed and screened summer room for relaxing and entertaining. Call now for showing - $349,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361


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