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May 26, 2011 • Edition 26

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Losing hope

IN BRIEF Lanark County wins the cup “Slim till You Win”, the biggest weight loss challenge to come to our area, inspired 185 participants from each county, including paramedics and council members, to get off their couches and embrace a health-wise lifestyle through nutrition and physical activity. Both counties and everyone who participated should consider themselves winners as we are now all a little healthier after participating in this challenge, and of course there is always next year. And the results are: Lanark county won, with a total competition of was 533.3 lb. and 212.5 inches, making for a loss of 11 per cent. Renfrew had a total competition loss of 433.6 lb. and 155.75 inches, making for a loss of 8.2 per cent. Tay River Reflections was the site to lose the most collective pounds and inches and will take home the Community Leadership award. Tay River Reflections participants lost 325.4 lb. and 148 inches, making for a loss of 12.7 per cent. Renfrew County council lost more collective pounds and inches than Lanark County council and will take home the County Nick Petteplace, 14, kick-starts his Victoria Day long weekend by Leadership award. Renfrew cooling off in Stewart Park’s outdoor swimming pool. Geoff Davies photo County council lost 159.4 lb. and 18.25 inches. Submitted by the organizers of Slim Till You Win


Province not doing enough for families with disabled children BY KASSINA RYDER Lanark County families of children living with developmental disabilities say their situation is becoming hopeless. Funding from the provincial gover nment is not enough to meet the needs of families with disabled children, and the waitlists for services are long and getting longer, said Dave Hagerman, executive director of Tayside Community Residential and Support Options. “We feel that it’s crumbling around us,” he said. Hager man, along with support workers, mothers of children living with disabilities and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, held a press conference at Tayside on May 10. They hope to raise awareness about a situation they say is reaching a crisis level. Hagerman provided information which stated that 328 individuals in southeastern Ontario were on waiting lists for residential support in 2008. That number grew to 427 this year. The number of people waiting for day support

in 2008 was 120, which has now grown to 231. No new group homes have been built to keep up with demand, and the program that provides support to families who want to keep their loved one at home, called the Social Services at Home (SSAH) funding program, has not approved an application in four years. SSAH is capped at $10,000 a year, but most families who were approved for funding in the past receive $4,200 a year – which is $350 per month, according to Hagerman. Hagerman said these numbers translate into devastation for Lanark County families with a loved one living with a developmental disability. Funding from the Assistance f o r C h i l d r e n w i t h S e ve r e Disabilities Program through the Ministry of Child and Youth Services dries up when children turn 18. “That’s when they go on the waiting list for everything,” Hagerman said. They are no longer eligible for special education funding at age 21, which means they can no lonSee ‘Losing hope’, Pg. 3

PDCI students put artwork on display

BY DESMOND DEVOY An Almonte man was killed in a road collision in Lanark Highlands Township on May 17. Carleton Place town councillor Doug Black identified the deceased as his nephew, 45-yearold Terry McDaniel. McDaniel has a son, Ryan, who is in his last year of high school. Black said that the family was still working on funeral arrangements as of Wednesday morning. “It was a shock, big time,” said Black, who was called out of the community issues committee at Carleton Place town hall when he lear ned of the news. The meeting was suspended out of respect for Black’s family. The Lanark County detachment of the OPP believes the crash occurred at 6:10 p.m. on Pinegrove Road, east of Lanark. Police believe that a car operated by McDaniel was heading eastbound and, failing to negotiate a curve in the road, it entered the westbound lane where it was struck by a second passenger car travelling westbound. “He was on his way to watch the hockey game with his dad,” reported Black. “We were outside of the town hall when the ambulance went by.” The driver of the other car was a 45-year-old Lanark-area woman who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, after which she was airlifted to the Ottawa Hospital. McDaniel meanwhile succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Both drivers were the sole occupants of the vehicles.

BY KASSINA RYDER More than 60 art students from Perth and District Collegiate Institute displayed their best work during an art show at the Old Perth Shoe factory on May 19. “We’ve been working toward this all year,” said Tara Legacy, PDCI’s arts program leader and art teacher. Legacy said the show’s goal was to teach students how to organize and participate in their own art show. Building owner Glen Gray donated the space at the top floor of the factory – the students and Legacy did the rest. “How do you market yourself ? How to get people to come out to a show?” Legacy said. “How do you set up a display that’s not Arts students at PDCI held their own art show at the Old Perth Shoe Factory from May 18 to 20. going to cost you a fortune?” More than $2,000 was raised during the show’s opening night, half of which was donated to charity. The show featured art creat- Grade 11 arts students Sadie Kotze and Elizabeth Hodgins stand in front of their art displays on May 19. Kassina Ryder photo See ‘PDCI students’, Pg. 3

Finances in order in Perth BY GEOFF DAVIES The books are done, the numbers are tallied, and all in all it’s good news for the Town of Perth. So says Howard Allan, of Allan Chartered Accountant Professional Corporation, who presented to council the Town’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010. In 2010 the Town saw “modest growth,” Allan told councillors, adding that he expects “that will be the position we’ll be in, in the long-term.” According to the document Allan presented at the May 17 council meeting, the Town’s operations garnered net revenues of about $2.25-million. The Town’s overall revenues were bolstered by the provincial offences court, which brought in nearly $1,200,000 in fines. This is

up more than $370,000 from 2009. Grants and transfers from other levels of government also helped the Town’s books. The Town saw an increase of more than $7-million in revenue related to capital assets. Reflecting the large numbers of government grants the Town received in 2010, the Town’s financial review shows that government transfers made up almost 60 per cent of Perth’s total revenues for the year. Lang Britchford, director of corporate services, said in an interview that most of this revenue was related to the Wilson Street rejuvenation project. “We’ve essentially done three years worth of capital replacement in one year,” he said. This fact can distort some of the numbers, he said, since all the revenue related to the project had to be reported in a single fis-

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cal year. Other grants, such as $370,500 from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, were one-time transfers that likely won’t be repeated soon. “We’re not anticipating any subsidies this year, so our government transfers will fall much more into line,” Britchford said. The Town also saw an increase of about $650,000 in its net longterm debt, up to about $3.1-million. This, Britchford said, is relatively healthy, as this increase actually relates to spending in past years. The Town, he said, has achieved its goal of not incurring new debt, and he anticipates the load won’t increase significantly in coming years. More good news for the Town can be found in its reserve funds, which increased by more than $1.8-million since 2009. The

Town now has more than $7-million saved away there. Part of this boost comes from a roughly $900,000 transfer the Town made to its contingencies fund. While this year’s books give the Town good reason to be pleased, Allan told councillors they would have a better idea where the finances stand if they made a long-term plan of what they might need to spend. This could include large capital projects, such as replacing infrastructure. The Town, he said, will need to be more self-sufficient in the future. This is especially important as the future of government grant programs, such as those arising from the economic recession, remain unknown. “In the long run, it’s really that plan that’s going to give good indicators of where we stand in relation to our neighbours,” said Allan.


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Keeping the magic alive BY KASSINA RYDER It all began with a faery pin and an apron. Perth author Nancy Lee Amos says she was inspired to write her series of books about a Scottish faery after a friend gave her a pin – later named Isabella – which Amos wore on her apron while working as a nanny in Toronto. She made up stories about Isabella’s adventures to tell the children, and the idea for the first book was born. Isabella: The Secret of the Healing Faeries was published in 2005. Since then, Amos has written two other books about the faery realm, Isabella Reunites the Healing Faeries and the final book, Isabella Rules like the Wind. Amos worked as a front-line child care worker before taking a year-long leave of absence when she worked as a nanny. She said spending time with troubled

children made her want to inspire them. “They just did not care about life,” she said about some of the children she worked with. “I wanted to give them something to believe in.” This desire is apparent throughout Amos’ books, all three of which involve faery princess Isabella overcoming huge obstacles. Isabella is only 11 years old in the first book, becomes a queen at age 16, and the series ends when she is 18. “A lot changes for Isabella,” Amos said. Along with the story, Amos included a variety of poems and information about herbs and healing crystals throughout the second and third books. The poetry, herb lore and storyline are all inspired by Scottish mythology, said Amos, whose ancestors were from Scotland. “I wanted her to be a Scottish faery,” she said.

Amos was three years old when her family moved to Prince Edward Island from Sudbury. She said Lucy Maud Montgomery, who used the island as the setting for her Anne of Green Gables series and other stories, is one of her literary heroes. Amos’ first story was given an honourable mention in the Lucy Maud Montgomery category of P.E.I.’s Island Literary Awards. She said Montgomery’s character, Anne Shirley, helped Amos learn to take joy in the small things, which is also conveyed throughout Amos’ books. “It’s the simple things in life,” she said. Amos said Isabella’s character took on a life of her own. Over the years, readers have sent gifts and cards for the faery queen via Amos. “At Christmas, I would get more cards for Isabella than for me,” Amos joked. Some of the gifts have even

made their way into Amos’ books. An antique amethyst necklace and bracelet set was worn by Isabella, and a small throne given to Amos was also incorporated into the story, among other items. Keeping magic alive is an important theme for Amos. She created her own faery garden at her former home in P.E.I., which was a favourite place for neighbourhood children. They would often come and spend time in the garden, watching for faeries and leaving gifts for Isabella. Pictures of the garden, along with a section to keep record of readers’ own faery sightings, are included in each book. Though she included photographs, Amos

said she kept illustrations to a minimum. “I didn’t want to do a picture book,” she said. “I really had a story to tell.” Amos said the books are geared to anyone from age seven to 97, and added there is a 90-year-old woman in P.E.I. who is anxiously waiting for the final book. Amos also said each book can “stand alone”, meaning the books can be read individually. “People don’t need to read the first book in order to read the second,” she said. Amos’ books are available at the Perth and District Union Public Library, at the Book Nook (56 Gore St. E.) and by contacting Amos at nancythebravehe

PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE This frame allows passersby to view and focus on one area of the large field that acts as home to Fieldwork – an outdoor art gallery in a field on Old Brooke Road, just east of Maberly. The frame was created by Clayton’s Marcin Padlewski and Anissa Szeto-Padlewski. “Inside/Out invites us to ponder our perception of art and how it is influenced by the environment that ‘frames’ the art-viewing experience,” Perth author Nancy Lee Amos signs books during the launch of her Fieldwork’s website said about the piece. For more information about this summer’s art installations, third book, Isabella Rules like the Wind, at The Book Nook on May 7. visit Kassina Ryder photo. Geoff Davies photo.





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John McKenty, author of Canada Cycle and Motor: The CCM Story, speaks to the Perth Historical Society on May 18, the day his history of the iconic Canadian company was released. Geoff Davies photo

‘A great Canadian story’ Bikes and the people they empower BY GEOFF DAVIES Sometimes inspiration is staring you right in the face. All you have to do is see it, and start asking the right questions. The May 18 release of local author John McKenty’s third book – Canada Cycle and Motor: The CCM Story – is a perfect example of what can be achieved when a seed of inspiration is given the time and tending it needs to blossom. The wheels began rolling on this project about five years ago, while McKenty was researching his previous book, Follow the Crowd, about the James Family, their historic hardware store, and how their paths, and that of Perth, are intertwined. There, on the front cover and under his nose, were the two CCM products that would get his mental pedals spinning: a bicycle and an ad for a wooden wagon, both in the storefront window beside where the James brothers posed for the photographer. As such items used to be a mainstay of the family’s hardware business, McKenty felt compelled to learn a little more about the company and its bikes, which were once the envy of many kids, teenagers and adults alike. Much to his surprise, records of CCM’s past were hard to come by. Many of them were shredded when the company went under in 1983, the author surmises. But that didn’t stop him. “To me it’s a great Canadian story,” McKenty said. “I mean, skates and bicycles (the company’s primary products), it doesn’t get any more Canadian than that. Summer and winter, they had the market covered on both ends.” The history of what he calls the “quintessentially Canadian” company spans more than 80 years, and McKenty’s work chronicles it from beginning to end: from its golden age in the 20s, 30s and 40s, through the decades of struggle that began in the 60s, to its ultimate collapse in 1983. “It’s a great story. It includes everyone from Walter Massey of Massey-Harris farm equipment, to Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks and a multitude of folks in between,” McKenty said. Long before market pressures and labour disputes led to the company’s demise, a man named Tommy Russell was at the helm, navigating CCM through its golden years in the early 20th century. Born on a farm near Exeter, Ont., Russell’s gift was his ability to relate to the workers, McKenty said. His employees would later recall how hardly a day seemed to go by without Russell making the rounds of the factory floor, talking to workers, asking about their wives and children. “To me, that emphasis on people first, rather than machinery or products, is… very much a Canadian approach,” said McKenty. And if there’s one lesson the corporate world of today could, in McKenty’s eyes, it comes from Tommy Russell: “no matter what your business, your greatest investment should always be your people.” How appropriate, then, that McKenty’s research led to a revelation of his own: the importance of the bicycle really stems

from the people it impacts. That’s why, when his work led him to a charity called Bicycles for Humanity, he decided to donate a portion of the book’s proceeds to the group, which provides used bicycles to people in African countries. There, a bike that would’ve otherwise sat idle in a garage totally changes the lives of people who have no other way of getting around. Getting a bike from Bicycles for Humanity may mean renewed access to water, schools, or medical attention. McKenty said he has reflected on how, decades ago, getting a bike truly revolutionized a youngster’s life. “Our world became a whole lot larger once we could get around. The bike is doing the same in underdeveloped countries as it once did in ours.”

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PDCI students ed by Grade 11 and 12 photography and visual arts students enrolled in the arts and culture Specialist High Skills Major Program, which allows students to choose a specialized pathway during their final years at high school. Legacy said a few of the top Grade 9 and 10 art students also showed their work. For each piece of art sold, half of the profit went to the student, while the other half was donated to charity. Approximately $2,000 worth of artwork was sold during the show’s opening night on May 18, not including profits from a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction were donated to the Kiva Foundation, a non-profit lending company based in Africa. The show’s success was based on the students’ hard work, Legacy said. Students worked through lunch hours, on spares and after school to get ready. “I’m so impressed with the work,” she said. Grade 11 student Sadie Kotze said her linoleum print titled “Three” is her favourite piece she created for the show. “I put a lot of work into it and it actually turned out how I wanted it,” she said. She said participating in the show was a great experience for her. “I didn’t really know what to expect and now I know what it’s like to be in an art show,” she said. Classmate Elizabeth Hodgins displayed a photograph she took while in Florence, Italy during a class trip on the March break. “It looks like an ad,” she said about the black-and-white photograph of shoppers passing by a Chanel boutique in the rain. “It just turned out really well.” Hodgins said she enjoyed getting feedback from community members about her artwork. Legacy said it was important for students to show their work to the greater community, along with parents. Laurie Murray’s son produced artwork for the show. She said she thought holding an art show outside of the school environment was a great idea. “It’s good practice for them,” she said. Legacy said local artists also paid visits throughout the show, which ran from May 18 to 20.



family relief worker to babysit him. Lack of services in the area means even the simple act of going grocery shopping can be impossible. Booth wants to keep Ronin at home, but said she needs help. She has been on a waiting list for SSAH funding for the past four years. “The line isn’t moving,” she said. “I hope that the government will understand that our need is real. For me, it’s about awareness and putting some pressure on somebody somewhere that we need some help,” she said. Annalienne Venuta, a direct support worker at Tayside, said when an individual turns 18, he or she becomes eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program, which provides them with $1,040 per month. More funding is available for individuals who require special diets or diaper allowances. Some of these individuals who are deemed eligible can then live in semiindependent living situations, staying in their own apartments with workers such as Venuta checking in on them every week. “I get to see them once a week, which isn’t often enough,” she said. These individuals are sometimes taken advantage of by others because of their disability. “They’re always in a vulnerable situation,” she said. She said sometimes, workers find that a client has passed away since they had last checked in on them. “That’s one of my biggest fears,” Venuta said.

Different scenarios Smiths Falls resident Cathy Hogan’s son, Ty, is 21 years old. He has severe autism and can’t speak. He also has obsessive-compulsive disorder and Pica, which means he tries to ingest inedible objects. When Ty turned 18, he was no longer eligible to receive $13,000 of funding he had been receiving when he was considered a child. “When Ty turned 18, he still had the same needs as he did the day before when he was 17,” Hogan said. Hogan knows she is one of the lucky ones. After waiting 10 years, Ty is scheduled to move into a group home this month. “We’ve been blessed,” she said. But she also knows the only reason Ty secured a bed at the home is because the individual who had been occupying the room passed away. Amy Booth’s seven-year-old son, Ronin, lives with severe autism. She said because of his disability, he requires a trained

Children’s support important Carol Anne McNeil is a family relief manager with the Lanark County Family Relief Program. She said the amount of families with disabled children is increasing, and support systems simply aren’t keeping up with demand. “These kids aren’t going away and we’re producing more of them as a society,” she said. Some families in Lanark County have multiple children with developmental disabilities. “We have many families in the county now that have two and three children with Autism,” McNeil said. She said early intervention and support for children and their families are keys to keeping families together. Easing stress and providing aid can mean a world of difference, especially when the families want to keep their loved one at home. “Their families are willing to do this if we just give them a break once in a while,” she said.



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ger attend school. Lack of support often means one parent has to quit working to stay home. Many families live in poverty. The stress has broken up marriages. “The people who make these decisions should come and try to live my life for 48 hours,” said Laurie Gauthier, mother to 15-year-old Cameron. Cameron is one of only 100 individuals in the world living with an extremely rare disability called Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome. He has seizures, is legally blind and requires constant care. Gauthier said, because she had to quit her job two years ago in order to stay home with Cameron, she was ineligible for Employment Insurance benefits. His two sisters, who will soon be heading off to university, are ineligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program because of Gauthier’s husband’s income, which is considered high. But OSAP doesn’t take Cameron’s cost of living into consideration. While Cameron receives the maximum $10,000 a year through the SSAH program to help with his care, along with some other funding, Gauthier said the family is struggling. She has had to return to work part time to make ends meet, and Cameron attends school while she is at work. Gauthier must stay home during school exam times, PA days and other school holidays. Some of the funding Cameron receives will also dry up when he turns 18 and is no longer considered a child. Septic Tank Maintenance is Your Responsibility

Now that spring is here and everyone is busy with yard work, we would like to remind all homeowners that septic systems require maintenance as well. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to have your septic tank maintained and pumped out on a regular basis. Studies have shown that routine pumping of a septic tank is necessary for proper performance and treatment of wastewater. Faulty systems may lead to costly repairs and the compromise of water quality and public health. If you have not had your septic tank pumped out within the last 3-5 years, please act responsibly and hire a licensed septic tank hauler to pump out your tank. Routine pumping will provide you with the peace of mind knowing that your septic tank is in good working order and capable of handling additional wastewater from your home. For more information on septic system maintenance and to obtain a free “Guide Operating & Maintaining Your Septic System”, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website at Further information can also be obtained by contacting your local Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Office or their website at

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COUNCIL BRIEFS That, he said, is a testament to The following are notes taken from the May 17, 2011 meeting of the qualities of the councillors, the Town of Perth’s council. All staff and citizens of the Town of members of council were present. Perth. Ads seeking applicants for the Town’s now-vacant CAO position FAREWELL TO TIM have now been posted. The hiring The Town of Perth’s May 17 committee consists of Fenik, council meeting was the last Tim Gemmell, and councillors Judy Simpson will attend. Brown and Ed McPherson. The Town’s outgoing chief adFinding a new CAO is among ministrative officer, who recently the Town’s top priorities, Fenik accepted the CAO job at the United said. Counties of Stormont, Dundas

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and recreation programs increases a child’s chance of success in life. Last year, funds raised from Jumpstart Day gave more than 18,000 children, ages four to 18, a chance to participate in sporting and recreational activities. Since the program’s launch in 2005, it has helped 300,000 kids across the country. Canadian Tire works with more than 700 organizations and charities to discreetly identify financially disadvantaged children, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and the YMCA.

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and Glengarry, received nothing but praise and warm wishes from councillors, who applauded him for his considerable skill, professionalism and approachability. Mayor John Fenik fondly recalled a time shortly after Simpson was first hired, when he invited the new CAO to join councillors heading to Perth’s sister-city of Asago, Japan. After 18 hours in a plane and what seemed like just as many spent on a bus, Fenik can remember how surprised he was to see Simpson, “in full bonny tartan,” outside in the early hours of the morning, playing bagpipes to the gathering crowd of curious onlookers. New councillors thanked Simpson for his open-door policy and the patience he maintained while showing them the ropes. Simpson has said the decision, though a difficult one, made the most sense for him and his family, as the new job is located close to Cornwall, where he and his wife are originally from. “Our loss is their gain,” said Deputy Mayor John Gemmell. “But, family first.” Coun. Ed McPherson said Simpson’s new employers are lucky to have him, as he believes Simpson is “probably the best CAO in this part of Ontario.” “I truly have been blessed with the positions that I’ve had, and with this one in particular,” Simpson said. “I’ve enjoyed this job more than any other in my 21-year career.”

KEEP SURGERIES HERE Town councillors passed a motion “respectfully requesting” that the South East Local Health Integration Network keep surgical services in place at the local hospital. The LHIN is currently undergoing a “clinical services roadmap,” aimed at making its healthcare system more efficient. One of several scenarios being examined included moving all surgeries to Kingston and Belleville, but the LHIN has said this “extreme” option is off the table, as is the option of maintaining the status quo. While discussing the motion, councillors said the area’s rural nature, and its lack of a transportation network, would prevent many from accessing surgical services, if they were to be moved away. This would be especially difficult for the large elderly population in the area, they said. It would also make it difficult for patients to be near friends and family, and to have their support through the healing process. Coun. Judy Brown said other municipalities in Lanark County are being asked to pass similar motions. Coun. Ed McPherson said moving services to urban areas was an unreasonable proposition for a rural area without public transportation networks. “Provide us with a transportation network first, with your billions of dollars, and then talk about moving services,” he said.

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COMMUNITY NEWS BY KASSINA RYDER May 31 is Hunger Awareness Day, and Perth and District Food Bank director Samantha Davidson says the organization aims to show more seniors what the food bank has to offer. “We’re seeing some seniors, but not many as we suspect could use the service,” Davidson said. “We’re really working on reaching out to seniors.” Hunger Awareness Day is a nation-wide event that aims to get Canadians to “take action in reducing hunger,” according to its website. Davidson said misconceptions about the food bank might be contributing to Perth’s older population not using the service. Davidson said some people believe the food bank is only for people on Ontario Disability Support Program or Ontario Works, but it is available for anyone who needs it. Almost 200 households use the Perth and District Food Bank every month. Most people

who use the service have jobs, but sometimes it can be difficult to afford all household expenses, Davidson said. Sometimes people have to choose between paying bills and buying food. “The majority of clients we have are working families, the working poor,” Davidson said. Social stigma can sometimes prevent those who need the food bank from using it, Davidson added. “I think the other thing for senior citizens is pride,” she said. “It’s embarrassing for some people to come here.” Recently, services have been added to help curb the fear of social stigma, including a home delivery service. Anyone needing a food hamper can call the food bank between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday or Thursday mornings, and food will be delivered directly to their door that same afternoon. While the service has been available since last November, Davidson said it isn’t used as much as organizers anticipated.

LEARNING ON THE DIG St. Edward Catholic Elementary School students Eric Albee and Carson Wing dig for artifacts at Murphys Point Provincial Park on Thursday,May 19. The digging was part of the activities during the annual Archaeo Apprentice program for Grade 5 students. Andrew Snook photo

“On delivery day, it could be between two and eight deliveries,” she said. Davidson said the food bank aims to be settled into its new location on Gore Street by July. Its new home will allow organizers to introduce a completely new concept – a grocery store. Clients will be given a certain amount of points, which will be based on the number of people in their household. Most items, depending on their sizes, will be worth one point. This will allow clients to choose the food that suits their needs, rather than receiving a hamper someone else put together. “We wanted to give clients a little more control and dignity,” Davidson said. Davidson said organizers also aim to get more produce and breads donated to the food bank in the coming months. While it’s still not a good idea to put these items in donation bins in grocery stores, anyone who is able to drop off perishable items directly to the food bank is encouraged to do so. Feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and other household items are also gratefully accepted, Davidson also said. “These are things that are rarely donated, but are quite costly so it’s hard for us to supply them,” she said. In honour of Hunger Awareness Day, the food bank will be showing a movie at the Perth and District Union Public Library on May 31, and a donation box will be set up at the library throughout the day. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. and anyone attending is asked to bring along a food donation. Anyone looking for more information about the food bank or its home delivery service can call 613-267-6428.


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Be water smart this weekend, and all summer long


s temperatures rise, many of us cool off by jumping in the water or going for a boat ride. Whether you dive into a pool, swim at the beach or cottage, or simply take a leisurely boat ride, it is important to keep water safety in mind. Safe Boating Week is May 21-29 and typically announces the start of the boating season. Drinking and boating is just as deadly as drinking and driving. According to the Ministry of Transportation, .05 blood alcohol concentration is enough to have a licence suspended. There is always a drowning risk around water, but children are especially vulnerable. The risk increases in spring as ponds, lakes and rivers begin to thaw and oftentimes the flow is at its peak. Even though the outside air temperature is rising quickly, it gives a false sense of warmth. The water temperature is still dangerously cold. Children are curious creatures. They are often drawn to fast-flowing water, but do not understand the dangers that are close at hand. Adult supervision is of utmost importance, and it’s essential no matter how well your child swims. For children under the age of five, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death. Two-thirds of these drownings happen to those who never intended to get wet in the first place, but they are often drawn to the brink of potential disaster. Unattended children are especially at risk of drowning because they are mobile and very curious. You can plan to reduce the risks of drowning during the months ahead. Stay within arm’s reach of your child at all times in and around the water. Enroll your children in swimming lessons and learn CPR and first aid. Always use a personal floatation device, such as a life jacket, when you are in a boat or a watercraft. Be vigilant – drowning occurs most commonly in swimming pools, just when parents turn their backs for a split second. Install four-sided fencing around all pools, measuring at least 1.5 metres high and include a self-latching and self-closing gate. Raising the awareness of water safety and drowning prevention for parents, caregivers, children and youth is everyone’s responsibility. Be safe. Be water smart.

What in the world was I thinking?


hat would inspire a young man to climb out of bed at 6 o’clock on a Saturday morning? To be honest, there are only a few legitimate reasons. Golf. In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. Hunting. Fishing. House on fire. Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture Passed gas under the covers and by emailing with the subject line, “Local spouse has threatened to rip off Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! body parts that you consider to Unfortunately, there was no winner for last week’s landmark, which be valuable. was the Bank of Montreal. Alas, I hopped out of bed at This week’s local landmark is home to some very old tunes. 6 a.m. on a Saturday to do yard work. And I did so of my own free will. It had nothing to do with a spouse threatening to rip off any body parts I consider to be valuable. The air you breathe early on Saturday mornings obviously clouds a man’s ability to judge what he can accomplish. But it gives him a sense of ambition, and that’s all he needs. I had visions of enjoying the peacefulness and serenity of a beautiful spring morning. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping. It was like a Disney movie. I even had a to-do list that was impressive by any weekend handyman’s standards. My intentions were good, but we all know where that road leads – and that’s where I ended up. It truly was a day from hell. My first project was to clean out the garage. The mountain of junk lurking behind the front door would make even Sir Edmund Hillary think twice before attempting a summit. As the hours flew by, I managed to find dozens of empty beer 39 Gore Street East, Perth, ON, K7H 1H4 bottles littered throughout the T: 613-267-1100 • F: 613-267-3986 • garage. After making a mental

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MARSHALL The Way It Is note to tell my neighbour to stop drinking so much beer and hiding his empties in my shed, I put them in cases and lugged them to the car. Who knew the bottom would fall out of a wet, soggy beer case? So for the next 10 minutes, I rid my driveway of broken glass. Most of which I collected with my knee cap. It seems every person in my area code was returning empties to the Beer Store that day. The lineup was huge, and did I get some funny looks as I stood there with an armload of beer cases. When I finally reached the counter, I realized why – I was next door, at the Dairy Queen. It’s been a long time since I returned empties, but I remembered that empty cases were available. And like any good newspaperman, I never turn down anything that is free.

Empties returned, I headed home again. Here’s the quick recap of the afternoon from hell. CLOTHESLINE: Great thing to have in the country. Nothing smells as fresh as laundry dried on a clothesline. And nothing is as infuriating as hanging a clothesline. My tip for those attempting this project – keep the bandages in your pocket. Saves time. Especially if you leave the heavy-duty wire cutters on top of the step ladder. The rumours are true – head wounds do bleed quite a bit. LAWN MAINTENANCE: My tip is simply this: take time to rake the leaves in the fall or at least make the effort to blow them over to the neighbour’s yard. A shovel full of leaves that have been hidden under the snow for six months weighs roughly the same as a Hyundai. As for whipper snipping, you must realize that plastic cord travelling at speeds equivalent to a hummingbird’s wings can cause severe damage to ankle flesh. POOP SCOOPING: Dog poop deposited in the backyard in the winter is easier to pick up. Clearly, it will be frozen. Same poop in the spring is not as easy to pick up, nor is it easy to identify among the leaves. Unless you are kneeling down to pick up broken beer bottles, then you will always find it, directly under your knee cap. As for next Saturday. No plans for golf. Or hunting. Or fishing. As for passing gas, it will always be a gamble. A crapshoot, if you will. Pull down the blinds, I’m sleeping in.

Oh bedtime, how you’ve changed


he kids’ bedtime used to be my favourite time of day. Forgive me if I have uttered this thought before. It’s something I think about pretty much every night, so it is constantly with me. When the kids were really small, bedtime was lovely on two levels. First, and most importantly, it was quiet, cosy, snuggle time involving warm baths and stories and lullabies and nightlights and just...softness and sweetness. (Awww....) Secondly, and most importantly (wait – did I say that already?) it marked the end of a busy day of kid stuff and the beginning of quiet grown-up time, whereupon I could do myriad chores or crash in front of the TV and watch a cop drama. Whatevs. I have always thought there were good things and bad things about every phase of child rearing. Newborns are portable and sleep in most places and people like to play “pass the baby” when you visit so you can share your little bundle. On the other hand, babies poop and cry a lot. When they get older they become more independent and you revel in their continuing innocence and enthusiasm for everything. On the other hand, there are the tantrums. (Aside: do the tantrums ever stop for girls? Oh, never mind. Don’t answer that.) Ahem. During these phases of growing independence, the bedtime ritual changes, too. Diapers disappear. Baths require less hovering. People are anxious to brush their own teeth. It’s kind of nice. On the other hand, there’s the stalling.


GRAY Past Deadline I bet we all remember stalling. I know I have written here about the weird obsessive-compulsive routine I had as a child. Every night I would concoct a question and wander downstairs to pitch it to my parents. Some of the questions were really dumb. I’m sure they wanted to say, “Oh, Steph. You can do better than that.” There was also some nightly goofing around in the bathroom, some playing with toys and some peering out of windows. It all had to be done. That’s why I can only shake my head knowingly when I see some of these things popping up with my own children. For example, for a long time, Boychild asked for a second tuck-in every night. “Fluff the sheets and be of good behaviour,” Groom-boy and I called it because it reminded us of the phrase “Keep the peace and be of good behaviour” from our old court reporting days. Then there’s Girlchild with her

nightly, “I need to get something downstairs” and “I need to go to the bathroom again” and “Lemme just tell you this one thing.” And persistence. Man oh man. It goes on. And on. And on. That’s why I split a gut when someone sent me a link to a new book by Adam Mansbach. It’s a book for grown-ups made to look like a children’s illustrated book (Danger! Place on very high bookshelf !). It has bad words in it and it’s all about kids going to sleep – or not going. At our house most of the swearing would be in our heads, but we live the sentiments over and over – WHY won’t the children just go to sleep? Why? They are small and young – they need lots of sleep – so sleeeeeep! I guess, however, I have to remove myself from my current reality of not understanding why people wouldn’t want to get a good sleep when they have the chance, and remember how exciting it was when I was a child to try to stay up later and later. That’s why I’m so very torn. My five-year-old daughter likes to sleep with the door open, but that means I can see her and hear her as she putters around instead of, you know, sleeping. I want to tell her, “You know, if you were to keep that door closed, Mommy wouldn’t know what you are doing and, thus, you wouldn’t drive Mommy bananas with your goofing around at bedtime.” Win-win! I know. Not a win. And, like the swear words in Mansbach’s book, I’ll probably just keep that little thought in my head while I think whistfully of the lovely bedtime days of old.

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COMMUNITY No need to flaunt Gay Pride Dear Editor, I find it totally unbelievable that his Honour, our esteemed mayor, and our councillors would say that being gay is more important than helping the youth of this town. I have no problem toward LGBTQs, if that is how they want to live. What I do have a problem with is having it shoved in my face all the time about how these poor wretched souls are so done by. Mrs. Neufeld spat off stats about suicide and harassment of gay students (in her letter to the editor of May 12), but if she looked further she would find that its not only gays that all that happens to. It happens to straight students at just an alarming rate, but I hear nobody say lets start a heterosexual “Pride Day” so kids will stop getting harassed. If the LGBTQs want to be what they are, then be it and don’t try to push your values and beliefs on everybody. I remember when the town had a chance to buy the old train station at the end of Herriot Street and it was suggested it would make a good

youth centre, but it was going to be too much of an expense to move. I hear it all again that our youth are too much of an expense. When are we going to realize that the youth of this town are our future and there is no such thing as too much of an expense when it comes to them? I think our esteemed mayor and our councillors should get their priorities straight and recognize that helping our youth is far more important than shoving a lifestyle into our faces that nobody but the LGBQTs care about. They talk about their rights, well what about our rights to not have to watch a “bunch of half naked men and women parading through our town,” as Mr. Neufeld (letter to the editor of May 12) suggests may happen. I whole heartily agree that we shouldn’t let that “ball start rolling.” If LGBQTs want to be that way, then do it like every heterosexual does, in the privacy of their homes without flaunting it on the streets. Sterling McCullough Perth

Let’s make Pride inclusive Dear Editor, Regarding Pride – in the spirit of inclusiveness, here are some unsung heroes that I think we should not neglect to take pride in: Pride in our police, firefighters and healthcare workers, who daily withstand tremendous pressures and abuse so we can pick up the phone and dial 911; Pride in our military, who are laying their lives on the line in the heat of war so that we in Canada can feel secure; Pride in our veterans; Pride in those teachers who feel the burden of their responsibility; Pride in parents who put

love into their children; Pride in overworked social workers, doing their best to help society’s victims; Pride in politicians of integrity (there are some); Pride in millions of ordinary people who get up at five and go plug away at an ordinary job every day; And last, but incomparably above all others, pride in Jesus Christ – yes, that’s right – who, if we would but acknowledge it, is the Author of all the good things we have in Canada, and who would do so much more for us. “God keep our land glorious and free!”

The Lost Highway chronicles Driving along Highway 7 between Perth and Peterborough, what landmarks immediately come to mind? For me, it’s the blueberry stands and the hubcap shop in Kaladar. Whenever I roll past the Fall River Restaurant in Maberly from the west side, I feel like I’m almost home. Perhaps the two-lane highway is your chosen route to get you to Toronto, or it leads you to a weekend getaway at your family cottage. Whatever the case, most of us have memories of time travelled on Highway 7. I was therefore excited when I learned about a documentary currently in the making. A production company is working on a film titled, the Lost Highway, chronicling Highway 7’s creation, the people who live along the passageway and its businesses’ demise over the years. The two documentarians have driven along the corridor, meeting the people along the way. They have set up an interactive website showcasing the work they have already completed on their film. They share people’s stories and photos, including an interview with the man behind the only independently-run gas station still in operation as well as an afternoon spent at the Maberly Agricultural Fair. Apparently the film won’t be completed for another year, but I look forward to hearing these stories about Highway 7, as so many of us in this area have our own. If you get a chance, visit their website and read the stories they have already collected at HART FRONT ROW AT WOMEN’S HOCKEY ANNOUNCEMENT Perth’s Brian Hart had a frontseat last week when Hockey Canada announced Ottawa will host the 2013 Women’s World Hockey Championships. As the head scout for the Ontario


JAMES Private “I” Women’s Hockey Association and a scout for Women’s Hockey Canada, Hart is an active member on the Canadian women’s hockey scene. Hart says he was thrilled to experience the announcement first hand, and Scotiabank Place was buzzing with excitement. The Women’s World Hockey Championships haven’t been hosted in Ottawa since 1990. Hart said they received reassurances the players wouldn’t be sporting the same pink jerseys they did at the tournament more than 20 years ago. The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association will also bring their provincial championships to Ottawa at that same time. Perth women’s hockey falls under this umbrella, and more than 500 teams will descend upon the city, using more than 40 ice pads across the region. RECITAL FOR ALL AGES Arts and theatre scene guru Ian Doig contacted me to ask me if I knew about Svetlana Timtsenko’s upcoming recital, which takes place this weekend at PDCI. I actually did already know about it as my niece takes dance lessons with Timtsenko’s company, the Perth

School of Dance, and she is geared up for the weekend’s event. Unfortunately, I’ll be missing it with a trip out of town, but Doig says he never misses a show, as Timtsenko’s students showcase talent and elegance, bringing a good story to life on stage. The show takes place this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school. To get tickets visit or go to the Tickets Please booth inside Jo’s Clothes shop on Foster Street. MIKE BROWN’S HAWAIIAN TRAINING CAMP Perth’s Olympian Swimmer Mike Brown spent last week in Hawaii. Sound like the perfect holiday, doesn’t it? It’s far from a vacation for Brown, as he continues to his quest to train for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. He is sharing his story on Twitter (@MikeBrownSwim), and outlined his Hawaiian training plan. He completed 100 kilometres of swimming in just one week, and only got one day off in a 16-day training schedule. He is preparing for the World Championships which takes place in Shanghai this summer. As always, Perth will be cheering him on from home. WALKS WITH TUX Though the recent rain accumulation has been tiring, it has left its mark on the gardens in town and throughout the countryside. While out on my walks with Tux this spring, I’ve developed an (healthy) obsession about homeowners’ lawn and garden care. Maybe I’m having a jealous stint as our overgrown garden starts to take shape and bombard our lawn, but I just love spotting blossoming flowers (my neighbour has the most gorgeous royal purple tulips) and the properties’ landscape maintenance has been a welcomed sight for our walks. Do you have a lawn you admire? Let me know about it! Contact me at

Award for Courier cartoonist Perth Courier editorial cartoonist Steve Nease has recently proven once again that he is among the top in his profession. Steve captured his eighth Ontario

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Community Newspapers Award for Cartoonist of the Year at the annual convention held in Niagara Falls on May 14. The staff at the Courier congratulate Steve on his accomplishment.

Municipal Connection ership program for teens ages 13 and 14. For more information or to register contact the Perth & District Indoor Pool at 267-5302. 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.”

Lots of News from the Perth & District Indoor Pool Day Camp Registration: Registration for the Summer Day Camp program located at the Perth & District Indoor Pool will start on Tuesday, May 24th. The Town of Perth Day Camp has a variety of programs to accommodate children of all ages. For children ages 5 and 6, there is a new Junior Camp program. For children ages 7 to 12 there is the Day Camp program and new this year there is a Lead-

Upcoming Courses: The Red Cross Babysitting Course takes place at the Indoor Pool starting May 27th, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Participants must be 11 years or older and the cost is $44.00 (contributing municipalities) or $54.00 (non-contributing municipalities) plus $10.00 for the manual. The Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR-C course takes place June 11th and 12th from 8:30am to 4:30pm both days. Participants must be 12 years or older and the cost is $103.00 (contributing municipalities) and $129.00 (non-contributing municipalities) plus $15.00 for the course manual. The Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion course takes place July 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th and 15th from 8:30am to 11:30am all days; exam date and time to be determined. Participants must be 13 years or older and the cost is $124.00 (for contributing municipalities) and $155.00 (non-contributing municipalities) plus $40.00 for the course manual. The NLS Recertification course takes place Thursday, June 16th from 6pm to 11pm and the cost is $89.00 (contributing municipalities) and $110.00 (non-

contributing municipalities). Participants must show proof of current Standard First Aid.

Getting to Know your Municipal Staff The Town of Perth has been using this space to profile its full-time staff members, giving readers a glimpse of who provides your municipal services and how. We hope you find it informative and enjoyable. This week, we introduce Jason (Ross) Rossiter, the new Aquatics Manager of the Perth & District Indoor Pool. Name: Jason (Ross) Rossiter Department: Community Services Title: Aquatics Manager Years Worked for the Town: Start date May 24th, 2011 Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario Job Description: Ross will lead a community-driven aquatics team responsible for the operation and management of the Perth & District Indoor Swimming Pool. The goal is to provide a welcome environment



for safe activity, recreation and fun. Personal Information: Ross has a passion for sport and activity. He has been an ice hockey referee for youth and cooperative levels for over 15 years and has acted as a community liaison for sport and recreation strategic planning for the past five years. On Working for the Town of Perth: Ross admits he’s excited to join a dedicated team that contributes to the health, well-being and fun of Perth and District residents. In partnership with the community, the Perth Indoor Pool will be developing an exciting range of recreation programs that enhance the quality of life for all.

Waste Management Open House Perth is currently working on a Waste Management Strategy to guide future activities with respect to garbage, recycling, organics diversion and waste reduction and reuse. We need YOUR input, so please, come to the Open House scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, 6:30-8:00pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers. Let us know what you think! If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can provide comments to us, regarding improvements you would like to see, by going to and click on the “Open House Comments” link.


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Rabbit Hole begins this week It has won a Pulitzer Prize for drama, a Tony award for acting, plus a nomination for Best Play and it has since been made into a movie featuring Nicole Kidman. Rabbit Hole is the bittersweet story of an ordinary couple, Howie and Becca Corbett, as they attempt to cope with one of life’s great tragedies: the death of their four year old son. A sad story, yes. But a depressing story, no. “It is a celebration of the indestructibility of the human spirit,” says Jeremy Dutton, director of Studio Theatre Productions’ season finale. Filled with the humour that allows life to go on in the face of almost insupportable grief, Rabbit Hole is a sensitive and deftly written play, performed by actors who appreciate its delicate handling of what could be a heavy-handed melodrama. Juli Heney brings a deep maternal understanding and a wide range of feelings to the part of Becca, the grieving mother who

is plumbing the depths of despair while trying to carry on a normal life. Garry Welsh, as her husband, Howie, who is coping with his own grief in his own way, seems to understand that great comedy arises out of tragedy, and gives a powerful and deep presentation. Susan Bamber, Becca’s ne’er do well sister Izzy, skillfully takes us through hilarious wild antics of one scene, to a touching and compassionate encounter with her sister and brother-in-law in another. And Cynthia Bates as Nat, the girls’ scattered but deeply caring mother, deftly brings out her understanding of her daughter’s turmoil and in doing so, reveals her own tragedy. “Our audiences will be refreshed by the honesty of both the drama and the comedy. This is not pretend. It is real,” says Dutton. Rabbit Hole opens Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m., and continues to run on May 27, 28, June 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and May 29 and June 5 at 2 p.m., at the

Studio Theatre. Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 at the door, and are available at The Bookworm and The Book Nook in Perth. Student tickets are $10, available with ID at the door only. For credit card purchases, call Tickets Please at 613-485-6434, or order online at (a convenience fee applies). Don’t pass up the opportunity to purchase season tickets for Studio Theatre Productions’ upcoming season, on sale at our box office during the run of Rabbit Hole. Six exciting plays at a special price. For further information, call the Studio Theatre box office at 613-267-7469 and leave a message, or visit our website at www. The Studio Theatre is located at 63 Gore St. E. Perth, overlooking the Tay Basin. Submitted by Joan Sonnenburg, Studio Theatre.

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THANK YOU Lanark County employees enjoyed a very successful Occupational Health & Safety Week, 2011. We would like to extend a special thank you to all of those who participated in our Health & Safety Week Trade Show, contributing to the Health & Wellness of our valuable employees. Participants were: • • • • • • • •

Canadian Cancer Society Dr. Erin Bieman, Naturopath Dr. Jennifer Wheeler, Naturopath Great West Life Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Linda O’Connor, Reiki Master Shepell.fgi Tay River Reflections


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This magnificent vacation includes a deluxe cruise that reveals the best of Europe along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise past Amsterdam’s 16th-century merchant houses and through the impressive Main Danube Canal. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Also, see the sights with Local Guides in Cologne, Bamberg, Passau, Grein and Vienna.

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

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Lanark County-area families needed for Japanese homestay program offered last year in addition to the regular program, and it was such a success that they have decided to return again this year. Families who host a student in this program receive a $450 honorarium. For more information, contact JoAnn Campbell or Katrina Hodge by calling 613-264-8843 or 613-264-2537, or email Information about the Muskoka Language International program can be found at www. Submitted article.



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Saturday, May 28th, 2011 is Wendall Catchpaw Day!

Wendall Catchpaw is retiring from his position at the Glen Tay Waste Site aer 18 years of service. Be sure to drop by the Waste Site on Saturday, May 28 to share your best wishes!

First Baptist Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church


Sunday, May 29 11:00 a.m. - Worship service and Sunday school multi-age program. Nursery available. Coee 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 29 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class. 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “Meing Jesus: By the Wellâ€? (John 4: 1 - 42) Nursery provided; all welcome. Wednesday, May 25 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Community Dinner Saturday, May 28• 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Need a ride? 613-267-2023 Following Community Dinner Saturday, June 25, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


17 D’Arcy Street, Perth • 613-267-2023 Seeking, Serving & Sharing Our Saviour Minister: Rev. Frank Morgan, B.A., B.D.

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

St. James The Apostle Anglican Church Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 •

Jesus Christ is Risen, Alleluia! 6th Sunday of Easter May 29: 8 a.m. said Eucharist, 10 a.m. sung Eucharist During 10 a.m. service, Sunday School with Sandy, following the SPARK storytelling curriculum MESSY CHURCH: Tuesday, June 7 pot luck dinner at 5:30 Our last Messy Church for the year on Sunday, June 26, a Messy Picnic with an outdoor contemporary service COMMUNITY DINNER: 2nd Saturday: 4:30pm A LIFE WORTH LIVING: follow up to ALPHA course, starting Tuesday, May 31, inquiries call Glenn Drover, 613-267-9627 please join us! St Augustine’s: County Rd 10 and Richardson 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month: 9:15 a.m.: Eucharist with hymns



Where we Believe, Belong, Become Rev. Lewis Massarelli 10:00 a.m. Morning worship 160 Wayside Dr., RR 6, Perth, ON Church: 613-267-3295 See Web page for details of programs

Exciting Asbury Free Methodist Church

St. Paul’s United Church

144 Gore St. E., Perth Everyone is welcome!

25 Gore Street West Rev. Alan P. Boyd, M.A., Th.M. Director of Music: Brad Mills, B.Mus., A.R.C.C.O

Sunday, May 29 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Community Dinner Saturday, May 21 • 4:30-6:30 p.m. 613-267-2973

“I have called...I have stretched out my hand...� Proverbs 1:24 Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread 11:15 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Gospel Meeting Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study


Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church

Sunday Worship Services, May 29 9:00-9:55 a.m. N.I.N.E. Worship (Nursery & Children’s Church available.)

“The Manâ€? by Pastor Phil Hamilton 10:00 a.m. Coee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship “Christians are Practitionersâ€? by Rev. Alan Adams






Forty years ago, an important members, most of who are retired. is to keep fit as they grow older, event took place in Eastern The Association is divided into and to enjoy the camaraderie Ontario with the opening of the three clubs, based in Ottawa, of a shared experience, while (Central Club) and savouring the scenic beauty and Rideau Trail, a 300-kilometre Perth long foot path from Kingston to Kingston. The Ottawa Club has natural wonders of the local Ottawa, following, as closely as about 500 members, Central Club environment. They welcome new possible, the route of the Rideau 90, and Kingston Club about 320, members of all ages, in particular, Canal waterway, whose own with 50 or more members residing folks who have recently moved to 175th anniversary we recently outside of Eastern Ontario. the Perth and Smiths Falls area. Here in Perth, the Central celebrated in 2007. To celebrate our 40th anniWhere were you in 1971? If you Club organizes hikes or other versary, members of the Rideau are old enough, you will remember activities on weekends all year Trail Association and their guests that in that year, Disney World around, and on Wednesdays are carrying the “President’s opened in Orlando, Florida, Pierre during all seasons but summer. Walking Stick�, the symbol of office, Elliott Trudeau was married in During the winter, they often along the entire length of the trail, March to Margaret Sinclair, and have ski or snowshoe outings, in a sort of a relay, which began their first son Justin was born depending on snow conditions, in Kingston on April 2. Passing on Christmas Day. The average while in summer, they organize from hand to hand, the stick will home was worth $25,000, and canoe days on the various lakes make its way along the trail until the average salary was $10,000. and rivers that abound within it reaches the new Ottawa Trail But, more importantly, the gem range of Perth. The Rideau Trail Head (at the base of the Ottawa of an idea was born in the mind Association funds its activities Locks of the Rideau Canal) in the of a retired man by the name entirely through its annual late summer. Each participant to of Douglas Knapp, in Kingston, membership fees of $25, or $30 “Carry the Stick� will receive a Ontario. Knapp was a keen hiker for a family. Many members have special commemorative badge. and outdoorsman, and wanted to been trained to lead hikes through The stick will arrive in Perth on keep his body and mind fit and Hike Ontario courses, and these June 1, where it will be received sound, but there were few trails to individuals volunteer to lead at the bandstand in Stewart Park hike on in the Kingston area. So, hikes or other outdoor activities. at a special ceremony. On June 22, to make a long story short, Knapp Most activities take place in it will reach Smiths Falls, where took it upon himself to create venues other than the Rideau a similar ceremony will be held. himself a new trail. He proposed Trail, as we explore the various On July 10, the stick will reach the his plan to the Kingston Field scenic wonders of Lanark and end of Central Club’s jurisdiction, Naturalists, of which he was a Frontenac Counties and beyond. and will be passed to a leader from member, and they were receptive. Other members team up to Ottawa Club near Rosedale Station His idea was quickly expanded maintain a section of the Rideau east of Smiths Falls. to involve a trail extending all Trail itself, or build bridges In addition to the “I Carried the way to Ottawa, patterned and other improvements to the the Stick� event, special comon the Bruce Trail, which had trail, or negotiate agreements memorative hiking gear will be been completed in 1967 along with landowners for the trail to sold to members as mementos of the Niagara Escarpment from cross their lands along the most this important year in the history Queenston Heights to Tobermory, optimum route, so as to pass by of the Rideau Trail Association. features of particular scenic information on the Rideau Trail a distance of 800 kilometres. The new trail, to be known value or historical interest. may be obtained by visiting the In addition to maintaining website at as the Rideau Trail, would be 300 kilometres long, and was the trail, the aim of members Submitted by Don Sherwin. expected to take five years to build. But, miracle of miracles, it was completed in a brief three months in 1971 with the aid of 27 students from Queen’s University, and a financial contribution in the form of an Opportunities for Youth Grant from the Trudeau government. One of the Queen’s students was Doug James, now a lawyer living in Perth. Kingston hikers, including Knapp, were delighted, as they had tried the Field Naturalist hikes, and, while their minds learned lots about the natural world, they didn’t cover enough ground to challenge their bodies. And so the Rideau Trail was born, originally extending from Cataraqui Bay on Lake Ontario in Kingston to Richmond Landing on the Ottawa River in the Nation’s Capital. Along its route, the trail crosses three distinct physiographic provinces, including the rolling farmlands of the St. Lawrence Lowlands north from Kingston, the rugged igneous and metamorphic rocks of the Canadian Shield , with its myriad cottage country lakes and pine-clad ridges as far as Perth, and, finally, the flat plain of the Ottawa Lowlands, through Smiths Falls and Merrickville all the way to Ottawa, a zone of broad swamps and agricultural lands underlain by younger sedimentary rocks. This year, as part of the 40th anniversary activities, the trail will be extended at both ends, so that it will start and end at the beginning and terminus of the Rideau Canal respectively. Today, 40 years from its inception, the Rideau Trail is somewhat like a string of pearls, the pearls being the several Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas which grace the Rescue a Life...Learn CPR route, linked by sections over private lands Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and along backCPR C + AED CPR C + AED CPR C + AED roads. The trail is restricted to Full Course Full Course Recertification Full Course 1 day 2 days 1 day 1 day hiking and 8:30 - 5:30 8:30 - 5:30 8:30-5:30 8:30 - 5:30 c ro s s - c o u n t r y $75 per person $100 per person $75 per person $50 per person skiing, with moJune 11 & 12 June 12 June 11 torized vehiJune 4 cles, bicycles June 25 & 26 June 26 June 25 and horses proJune 18 July 9 & 10 July 10 July 9 hibited, by July 16 agreement with July 23 & 24 July 24 July 23 landowners. August 6 August 13 & 14 August 14 The Rideau Trail AssociaAugust 27 & 28 August 28 tion, whose mandate it is to develop, imRegistration and Information: prove and mainPHONE (613) 867-8764 tain the trail, is Email: an organization of almost 1,000

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outdoor activities in the area and Ottawa. Families who host a student receive a $375 honorarium. This year, Lanark County will be welcoming an additional group of students for a different experience. Forty 14 and 15-year-old girls will arrive to be completely immersed in the culture and family life of a local family. These students will not attend school, but will instead become “part of the Canadian family� for the two weeks they are here, from July 29 to Aug. 12. This was a pilot program



For more than 10 years, students from Ritsumeikan Uji School in Japan have been visiting Lanark County to improve English-language skills and learn about Canadian culture. The program is actually required in order to graduate from their school, and placements are offered across Canada. Families are needed from Aug. 15 to 30 to board the 70 17-year-old students who attend Carleton Place High School to learn English during the day. The students are bused from homes across the county and also participate in


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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.


Commercial office space for rent. Ground floor, two rooms, approximately 250 sq. ft. $650/month, utilities included. 613-2676315. NEED AN OFFICE? $300/month all inclusive. Lots of parking, newly renovated. Call now, 613-264-0302 or 613-341-1934. Retail or office space, approximately 450 sq. ft. Good downtown location with large display windows. 613267-6657.



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JULY 1. 2 bedroom duplex located in town close to golf course. 2 bathrooms, central vacuum, high-efficiency gas furnace, central air, hardwood flooring throughout. Large walkin closet off master bedroom. Comes with microwave, fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Water bill and snow removal included in rent. Large backyard and established gardens, parking for 2 vehicles. Ideal for seniors. Quiet neighbourhood. Duplex was built in 2009, so everything is new, efficient and clean. $950/ month. Call 613264-8793 for appointment.


BACHELOR apartment. Centrally located. Fridge, stove, heat and water supplied. No pets. $575/month. Available May 1. 613267-2687. CARSSRIDGE APARTMENTS. A 1 bedroom for $885, available July 1. LARGE 2 bedroom, $1,030/ month, available immediately. In quiet, adult-only security building with elevator, balcony and laundry. Heat, hydro and cable included. 613-2839650. Hillside Apartments: Secure adult building. Park-like setting. Studio, 1 and 2 bedrooms. Smoke and pet free. Visit: www.lanarkhillside or call for details, 613259-2076.

1 bedroom apartment, $500/month plus utilities. 1 bedroom apartment, fully furnished, $550/month plus utilities. Minutes to Perth. 613-267-4714. Large 1 bedroom apartment and studio apartment. $759 and 1 bedroom apartment. $625/month all incluFridge and stove. Cen- sive. Call 613-267tral. Large yard. $499 6115. monthly. 819-6846555. Large 1 bedroom apartment, downtown 1 bedroom, second-floor Perth. $750/month. apartment, Balderson. Fridge, stove, utilities inFridge, stove, micro- cluded. Please call wave, heat and hydro 613-267-6115. included. No pets. References required. Available now. Large 2 bedroom $800/month. Gerry, apartment on Foster 613-264-0088. Street. $650/month plus utilities. One parking 2 bedroom apartment. spot included. Please Located on Cockburn call 613-267-6115. Street, Perth. $750/ month. Water, fridge ONE BEDROOM and stove included. APARTMENT TO Laundry on site. Call SUBLET. 1425 Rosen613-267-6115. thal Ave., Ottawa. Close to Carleton U, 2 bedroom executive Algonquin and Experiapartment in Perth. mental Farm. $789 inclusive plus Ground floor, parking, all 4 appliances, 2 fire- one parking spot. June 1. places, close to all Available amenities. Available Must qualify through Asset June 1. $1,100/month Timbercreek plus hydro. Call 613- Management criteria, first and last required. 200-9940. Current lease ends Aug. 31, may sign new ASHLEY CHASE. lease after that time. Fine adult apart- Contact dumais ments overlooking messina@hotmail. the Tay River near com for inquiries. downtown Perth. One and two bedrooms, some with PERTH: 2 bedroom breakfast nook and apartment in clean, 2 bathrooms, air quiet, security building. conditioning, whirl- Fridge, stove, balcony pool, party room, li- and closet space. Parkbrary, elevator. ing and laundry on premises. Available 613-267-6980. now. $720/month plus hydro. No dogs. 613Attractive 1 bedroom 349-9377. apartment in restored Victorian home. $675/month, includes PERTH: 2 bedroom $700/ parking and laundry. apartment. Suitable for single, ma- month plus hydro. ture professional. Email: 30 Mather St. 613-3260903. 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: Large two bedroom apartment. Great location. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro, hot water and parking included. $885/month. Available May 1. Please call 613-2640002. PERTH: One bedroom second-floor walkup apartment. Close to downtown. Fridge, stove, heat, hot water and parking included. $575/month. Available May 1. Please call 613-2640002.


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. 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. SHAMROCK APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom apartment. $830/ month, includes heat and hydro. Available April 1. 613264-8380. SMITHS FALLS, Toulon Place. 2 bedroom apartment, $820, available June 1. Heat and hydro included. Attractive, clean, quiet, security building by County Fair Mall, laundry facilities, live-in superintendent. 613-2839650.

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WORLD-CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrolment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. www.steve


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LOST & FOUND KEYS FOUND at boat launch, end of Lake Avenue, Carleton Place, Sunday, May 1. Keys can be picked up at the Canadian Gazette office at 53 Bridge St. 613-2571303.


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The PERTH AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is the voice of commerce in our community, a dynamic organizaon dedicated to fostering a strong economy and providing value for our membership.

We are searching for a

General Manager capable of providing the leadership needed to connue to achieve our goals. We want to hear from you if you are: - Dynamic and energec, with excellent oral and wrien communicaons skills, - Capable of leading and working with our staff, execuve, commiee, members, Municipal staff, and our community, - Experienced and comfortable with making public presentaons, - Looking forward to serving the public in a tourism related fashion, - Open to new opportunies as well as a busy, challenging and flexible schedule. JOB DESCRIPTION: - Reports to the Execuve, - Work with, and on, various Chamber commiees; including aending meengs of the Board, Execuve Commiee, Perth Town Council, and Chamber-hosted events, - Work with and manage Chamber staff and volunteers, - Organize and plan Informaon seminars for Members designed to improve business pracces, tourism, economic growth, and develop new Chamber programs, - work with Members to provide support and answers; and to obtain Member and Public feedback on Chamber performance, - respond to Public enquiries for informaon via telephone, email, drop-in visits, website. - connue to grow Chamber membership. SKILLS: - proficient in Microso Office, understanding financial reports and budgets, Internet research, website management, - Excellent oral and wrien communicaons, organizaon, personal and team me - management, and mul-tasking skills. - Strong public relaons and Markeng talent. Able to think on your feet, - capable of working in a team environment with all stakeholders. Please submit your résumé along with your salary expectaons to: Private & Confidenal Personnel Commiee Perth & District Chamber of Commerce 34 Herrio Street Perth, ON K7H 1T2 CL24664

Deadline for submissions is June 10, 2011.




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Live-in companion/ homemaker for elderly couple in Perth (mostly evenings). Assist with bedtime, routine for stroke victim and maintain a safe and healthy environment with assistance during the day. Some meal prep. Good English (both written and oral), driver’s licence. Nursing experience an asset. Cover letter, résumé and three references to: companion_ in_perth@hotmail. com. LOOKING FOR good, reliable help wanted, deck and fence builders, serious inquiries only. Fax résumé to 613-836-3571 or call 613-8315066.

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Saturday May 28th, 2011 Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion



Tickets Available at the door $5.00



Land O’ Lakes Pony Club is having a fundraiser yard sale at Swallow Tail Farm, 2610 Scotch Line Rd., May 28, 8a.m.-4p.m. Multifamily sale. Something for everyone. No early birds, please.


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Multi-family yard sale. Saturday, May 28, 8a.m.-12p.m., 558 Christie Lake Rd.

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1. Outbound sales acquisition activity to local businesses promoting digital products. 2. Plan and prioritize personal sales activities and customer/prospect contact towards achieving agreed business aims, including costs and sales - especially managing personal time and productivity. 3. Plan and manage personal business portfolio according to an agreed market development strategy. 4. Manage product/service mix, pricing and margins according to agreed aims. 5. Maintain and develop existing and new customers through appropriate propositions and ethical sales methods. 6. Use customer and prospect contact activities tools and systems, and update accordingly. 7. Plan/carry out/support local marketing activities to agreed budgets and timescales, and integrate personal sales efforts with other organized marketing activities, e.g., product launches, promotions, advertising, exhibitions and telemarketing. 8. Respond to and follow up sales enquiries using appropriate methods. 9. Monitor and report on market and competitor activities and provide relevant reports and information. 10. Communicate, liaise, and negotiate internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships. 11. Attend and present at external customer meetings and internal meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business development. 12. Attend training and develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills. 13. Adhere to health and safety policy, and other requirements relating to care of equipment. Qualified candidates should possess:

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.


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

• Proven track record of achieving and exceeding measurable goals • Outbound B2B calling experience • Experience in managing a portfolio of clients • The ability to function in a deadline driven environment • Demonstrated superior customer relationship skills • Good communication skills, both verbal and written • The ability to work efficiently independently or as a part of a team • Excellent organizational skills, along with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to multi-task • Working and functional knowledge of the MS Windows and Office suites, as well as functional and navigational knowledge of the Internet

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FERGUSON: In loving memory of Ethel Louise, who passed away May 29, 2004. We seem to see in the soft dim light A face we love the best Recalling her as the sun’s last rays Go down in the far-off west We miss her more as time goes on We can never close our hearts And the lamp of our love still burns. With love always, Robert Ferguson Cynda and Sandy McAdoo and family Roberta and Brian Healey and family


Barr Glenn Howard Barr It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Glenn, peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Born in Perth on July 16th, 1930 to the late Howard and Carrie Barr, Glenn was the beloved husband and best friend of Peggy for 58 years. Dearly loved and proud father of Steven (Judy), Shane (Joanne), Kim (Kevin Hall), Scott (Kristy) and Sheldon (Donna). Poppa will forever be cherished by Evan, Carrie, Laura, Emily, Jonathon, Addie and Melanie Barr and Matthew (Angela) and Christopher Hall. Dearly loved brother of Verna (George) Perkins. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Glenn’s family wish to thank the Canadian Red Cross Community Health Services and Barbara Courtney for their excellent care and support which enabled Glenn to remain at home. The


ADRAIN: In loving memory of James, who passed away May 30, 2008. We know you’re always with us Guiding and protecting us as you did on earth Always in our thoughts Three years since that day The one we loved was called away God took him home, it was His will But in our hearts he liveth still. Edna, Gordon, Kim, Ashlee, Adam Mark, Dawn, Meghan, Jayna and Jacob


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Come on out to the Monday Night Cruise-In The 2011 season of the Perth Monday Night Cruise-In starts May 23 and runs through September 5. This year, the Cruise-In will be located at the Perth Civitan Club, on Hwy 43, just on the outskirts of Perth. Cars typically start arriving around 6 p.m. and the cruise-in usually carries on until dusk. The Tay Touring Club is looking forward to joining forces this year with the Perth Civitan

Club to provide a venue for local area classic vehicle owners to meet and display their rides. All classic vehicle enthusiasts are welcome to attend. If you don’t own a classic vehicle, no matter, you are welcome to come out and enjoy the view. At each cruise-in, all classic car owners will have the opportunity to win door prizes provided by local area sponsors and a 50/50 draw will be available to

all attendees. Good old classic rock and roll will be playing in the background throughout the evening. Also this year, the organizers are planning the Annual Mike Bowes Memorial Cruise-In for Sunday August 27, also at the Perth Civitan Club facility, located on Hwy 43. Attendees can enjoy a full day to view approximately 100 great classic vehicles of all kinds from model T’s and A’s, 30s

custom rods, 50s classic cruisers and 60s muscle cars. There will be door prizes and memorial dash plaques for classic car owners and a 50/50 draw. Refreshments and a barbeque will be available. Last year the Tay Touring Club, through 50/50 draws held during each Monday night cruise-in and at the Mike Bowes memorial cruise-in, was able to make donations of $800 each to two local area good causes, namely

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Community calendar of events

• The Snow Road Snowmobile Club is To advertise a non-profit community event, e-mail and having its annual general meeting at Sylwe would be happy to include it in the Com- vania Lodge in McDonald’s Corners at 7:30 p.m. The club is looking for teams to munity Bulletin Board as space allows. play in the mixed slo-pitch ball tournament Friday, May 27 on June 18 at the Robertson Lake Recreation • The Leeds chapter of the Order of Park. Call Phil Wark at 613-278-0344. the Eastern Star is holding a “Most Saturday, May 28 Unusual Mystery Dinnerâ€? at the Newboro • The Royal Canadian Legion branch Community Hall at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and advanced tickets are available until 395 in Lanark is having a Chili Con Carne dinner at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. May 20. Call Hazel Wykes at 613-928-2764. • The Franktown Lilac Festival will include a bake sale and lunch hosted by St. Paul’s United Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 613-257-4345. • The Rideau Trail Association is hosting Wayne its Rideau Trail Anniversary Relay, which will take place from Narrows Lock Road to Otty Lake Side Road. Participants are asked to meet at Conlon Farm in Perth at 9 a.m. The hike is a level two, 12-kilometre This Saturday is our monthly meat hike. Call Dave and Pat at 613-264-1559. • The 3M Golf for Kids will be held at 9 draw/kitchen party from 3 to 7 p.m. All musicians are welcome to participate a.m. at the Mapleview Golf Course. The for this casual afternoon. Monday is our event will support Big Brothers Big Sisters branch elections and we hope you all turn of Lanark County. Call 613-283-0570. • A community yard sale will be held in out to vote to help us continue the aims and objects of the Legion. If you are planning Toledo from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be to attend, please bring your membership a car wash, a bake sale and a barbeque.

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Scott Keeley (left) and Kurtis Pankow are the first members of the four-year-old Spartan football team to be recruited to university teams. Keeley, a kicker, is headed to Kingston to study engineering at Queen’s University and play for their Golden Gaels. Pankow is going to Antigonish, N.S., to study human kinetics at St. Francis-Xavier University and play defensive tackle for the X-Men. Submitted photo ern, McMaster, Laurier, Guelph, Toronto, Windsor and York universities. Waterloo’s football program was suspended before the 2010 season. With academic scholarships

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It’s half-time in the football careers of two young Spartans. Kurtis Pankow and Scott Keeley have been suiting up together for St. John Catholic High School ever since the Spartan football squad first hit the field, about four years ago. Now, their commitment papers are signed and they’ve officially hit the big time: university football. They’re among the first Spartans to be recruited to Canadian Interuniversity Sport, Canada’s answer to the NCAA league. Keeley, a kicker, is signed up to play for the Golden Gaels at Queen’s University, while Pankow will be heading to Antigonish, N.S., in September, to play for St. Francis Xavier University. “It’s a pretty surreal experience, because it’s not a step that a lot of people take,” says Pankow. The 17-year-old defensive tackle, who divvies his time between training, coaching young players in Smiths Falls, and playing for the Ottawa Myers Riders in the Ontario Varsity Football League, says what matters most to him is just taking the step to university football, not how many – or how few – Spartans have done it before. “I don’t think it’s any more significant than if I was the 100th or the 58th or take your pick,” he says. “In the end, I’m still ecstatic when I go to bed at night at the thought that I’m going to be one of those guys that I sit on Saturdays in the fall and watch on TV.” It’s a milestone in a journey that, for Pankow and Keeley, began almost five years ago, when Spartan coaches Dominic Ma-

rando, David MacKenzie and others visited St. John Elementary School, to rally support for the football team they were starting among the graduating students. Now that the road is finally forking, all these years later, it’s as bittersweet as it is exciting for Pankow and Keeley, who now must say ‘thank you’ and ‘goodbye’ to their coaches and their brothers-in-arms. “I was thinking about it the other day, I was imagining home opener next year for Spartan football, but I guess this year there won’t be one,” says Keeley, reflecting with a hint of sadness in his voice. Also 17 years old, he regularly makes the trip down to Kingston to play for the Grenadiers, the OVFL team there. “I didn’t have anything to do with football before I came here…for me, it’s like the birthplace of football.” Friends since Grade 2, both boys were intrigued at the prospect of a new Spartan football team. They signed up, and were there for the team’s very first kickoff in its very first game. “(Kurtis) was into football. He was one of the kids who knew about football, so he was less nervous and I was just one of the kids going along with the flow,” recalls Keeley. They were up against Arnprior District High School, and it wasn’t a smooth flight for the fledgling team. “We lost 34-0 or something. We got destroyed, but, hey, what can you expect?” Now, Pankow and Keeley can expect to face some tougher opponents. On the East Coast, Pankow and the X-Men will regularly face Saint Mary’s, Acadia and Mount Allison universities. In Ontario, Keeley’s regular opponents will be Ottawa, West-




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Board tight-lipped about MP’s letter cal board of education trustees and the board office. He said he felt it was his responsibility to inform the board of the letters received from the students, and he included copies of the letters in his correspondence to the trustees. Howard has said he will not release the contents of the letter from Dick, and trustees have been reluctant to divulge the contents of the letters they received. Howard says the letter was dealt with as a complaint and did not get special treatment. “A complaint came, it was dealt with in committee,” said Howard. “I think as far as we’re concerned it’s tied off and sealed.” With regard to his speech, Howard said it was made for “general purposes” and was not aimed at anybody. However, the speech specifically refers to the important role played by history teachers and

even mentions the case of Alberta teacher Jim Keegstra, who was accused of distorting historical facts. “I think that if a teacher at any time is accused of brainwashing or indoctrination or misusing his position or organizing political activities in his classroom, that is a very serious accusation,” Howard said in his speech last Tuesday.

Beer sales decision isn’t fair ball — Yorke Perth Mayor Lowell Yorke thinks the decision by the provincial government to leave the question of beer and wine sales in grocery stores up to individual municipalities isn’t fair ball. “I don’t think it is entirely fair ball for any government to take an election promise which appears to be controversial and dump it in the lap of another level of government, which in this case means municipal,” said Yorke.

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Beverley McNaughton, of Drummond Centre, was chosen Perth and District Collegiate Institute May Queen at a spring formal dance in the high school on Friday evening. She was chosen from among five pretty finalists.

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DIED Code - At Smiths Falls, on Saturday, May 13, 1961, Mabel Elizabeth Warren, aged 85 years, beloved wife of the late Henry Code. Foster - At the GWM Hospital, on Sunday, May 7, 1961, Catherine Donalson, in her 84th year, wife of the late John M. Foster. Ronaldson - On Monday, May 15, 1961, Ida Catherine Dick of Toronto, wife of the late Alfred Ronaldson.

The works committee of the town council is considering ways and means of improving the appearance of the town yard on Arthur Street, near the fairgrounds. A definite recommendation will be presented for approval at the next meeting of council. At the present time, consideration is being given to the erection of a board The preceding was originally fence along Cockburn Street and the planting of shrubbery along published in The Perth Courier of May 21, 1986 as the “25 years ago” Halton and Arthur streets. news.

DIED Code - In hospital, Perth, on Sunday, May 18, 1986, Allan E. Code, in his 77th year, husband of the late Susanna M. Conboy. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the May 21, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.

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Three Smiths Falls District Collegiate students took top positions in Smiths Falls on Saturday in the annual teenage safe-driving roade-o sponsored by the Smiths Falls Junior Chamber of Commerce. Ten contestants from Perth and Smiths Falls took part in the actual driving event, as well as writing tests. Wendall Fitchell, 19, of Lombardy placed first, scoring 376 points out of a possible 500. Others with high points were: J.F. Marshall, 19, RR 1, Jasper, 374; Robert Dillaboug, 19, Smiths Falls, 355; Robert Burke, RR 4, Perth, 326;

BORN Arnott - At the GWM Hospital, on April 30, 1986, to Wayne and Cary Arnott of RR 1, Lanark, a son, Alexander Wilmer. Hawksworth - To Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Hawksworth (Alice Umpherson) of Victoria, B.C., a daughter, Frances McKenzie. McMahon - At the GWM Hospital, on May 6, 1986, to Dan and Leslie McMahon, a son, Jeffrey Thomas. Millar - At the GWM Hospital, on May 6, 1986, to John and Julia Millar of McDonalds Corners, a daughter, Michelle Elizabeth.

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tables in the cities. The girls encountered a Swedish architect on the flight from Leningrad to Helsinki who said the Swedish were very worried about the accident, and another man, a Russian black marketeer, said he was “distrustful” of media reports and had fled to Moscow from Kiev for his own safety. Throughout the tour, the students were continually approached by Russians asking them if they believed Western media reports. “They asked us if we were afraid to be in Russia and kept asking us if we believed that 2,000 people had died because of the accident. They laughed at us. We told them we didn’t believe the stories, but they still laughed,” said Christa. The Perth students found the majority of Russians they met friendly and helpful, and recalled how much help they received on


Badour - At the GWM Hospital, on May 10, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Badour of Sharbot Lake, a daughter. Creighton - At the GWM Hospital, on May 9, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Creighton of Lanark, a daughter. Kilpatrick - At the GWM Hospital, on May 10, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kilpatrick of RR 1, Westport, a son. Mahon - At the GWM Hospital, on May 11, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Alphonsus Mahon of Perth, a daughter. McLean - At the GWM Hospital, on May 9, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Duart McLean of Perth, a daughter. Robertson - At the GWM Hospital, on May 10, 1961, to Mr. and

Fire brigade kept busy The rural fire brigade was called out to two fires over the weekend when a pile of ties burst into flames on the CPR right-of-way east of Perth. As the blaze was near the highway, the flames were soon extinguished. After a lawnmower backfired, fire ignited the garage of Glenn Crain on the Lanark road. The brigade was called, but the flames were extinguished quickly after the arrival of the pumper.

The co-ordinator of the gypsy program in Lanark County, Jamie Fortune, told members of Lanark County council last Wednesday night that preparations for aerial spraying of the gypsy moth in the area are well underway. “We have sent out 4,300 applications for spraying of private lands and so far 700 have been returned; that is a very positive and acceptable return,” stated Fortune. Earlier this month the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources (MNR), Vincent Kerrio, made a flying stop at Kingston airport to Golden Jet to visit Perth announce that this year funding Nine local volunteers involved for spraying has been doubled to in different athletic organizations $11.5 million. in Perth will be honoured at the Sportspeople of the Year Award Students enjoy Night on Friday evening at Fartrip to Soviet Union The road to Russia was smooth rell Hall. Notables from the world for three students from Perth and of sports who are expected to be District Collegiate Institute who on hand to pay tribute to the honwere among 31 students and es- orees include Bobby “The Golden corts who travelled to the Soviet Jet” Hull, Father Tim Shea of the Union earlier this month. The Flying Fathers, New York Islandthree travellers, Tanya Deacove, ers assistant coach Brian Kilrea 18, Laura Webb, 18, and Christa and CJOH sportscaster Dan Deacove, 17, joined students and Seguin, who will be acting as the teachers from Smiths Falls and master of ceremonies. Local digCarleton Place for a whirlwind nitaries who will be in attendance tour of Russia shortly after the include MPP Doug Wiseman and Mayor Lowell Yorke. nuclear incident near Kiev. The volunteers being honoured The three young ladies said at the dinner are Jim Buchanan, they were not concerned about the meltdown situation at Cher- Vivian Munroe, Carole Millar, nobyl, but they did notice, upon Randy Jernigan, Terry St. Pierre, their arrival in Russia, the vast Tom Graham, Marg Lapensee, shortage of fresh fruit and vege- Art Anderson and Bob Pettigrew.

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The business meeting of the Perth Lionettes was held at the IODE rooms on Tuesday, May 9, 1961 at 8 p.m. Lion Walt Bromley was present to advise that the assistance of the Lionettes was needed for the polio clinic to be held on Wednesday, May 24 at the Perth Town Hall. On behalf of the Perth Lions Club, he extended an invitation to Ladies’ Night at Bass Lake Lodge on June 7, and all Lionettes and husbands are welcome. Also, Lion Walt brought the meeting up to date regarding the Lions convention to be held at Kingston, commencing on Sunday, May 28.

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Mrs. William Robertson of Sharbot Lake, a son. Rodger - At the GWM Hospital, on May 10, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Rodger of Perth, a daughter. Sinclair - At the GWM Hospital, on May 14, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sinclair of Perth, a son.

the occasions they got lost in Leningrad. The girls were also impressed by the politeness of their hosts, and many times people in lineups moved aside so the “tourists” could enter attractions and shows first. Among the more unusual incidents the troop encountered occurred when one of the Perth students entered a bakery in Leningrad and was accosted by an older woman. “My shirt tail was hanging outside my coat and this old woman came up and started poking me and yelling at me in Russian. It happened twice more on my way home as different ladies poked me and yelled. I don’t know why, but I think it’s because it is a sign of disrespect of the country to have your shirt tail showing,” explained Laura.

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A new postal stamp proclaiming Lanark village “forest conservation city” for 1961 will be issued as the second anniversary of Lanark’s $2,000,000 fire draws nigh. Several projects are slated to take place in Lanark during conservation week, May 20-27. Arthur Ennis, chairman of the program, said Lanark had been named “forest conservation city” by the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests. The village is rebuilding and now the trees are being replaced. One project during conservation week calls for the planting of some 2,000 trees by Lanark’s schoolchildren.

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adet Sergeant David Rogers was chosen, during Perth Collegiate Cadet inspection ceremonies last Friday, as winner of the coveted Major Alex Campbell Swaggerstick award. The swagger-stick was presented to Sgt. Rogers by Brigadier A.J.B. Bailey, DSO OBE OD CD, commander of eastern Ontario area. The presentation was part of a three-hour program of drills, displays and parades presented by the cadets and girls’ gymnastics corps of Perth and District Collegiate Institute.

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he Lanark County Board of Education is remaining tight-lipped about a letter sent by local MP Paul Dick which has been dealt with privately by the board. The Courier began investigations following a surprise speech by Lanark County Board of Education superintendent Stuart Howard at the regular board meeting last week. Howard spoke about brainwashing and indoctrination of pupils in the classroom, and noted the important role played by history teachers. The Courier has learned the speech came following a number of contentious letters written between a Grade 9 history class in Carleton Place and Dick, although Howard denies any connection. The students were apparently studying the relationship between Canada and Third-World countries, and some students apparently disagreed with Canadian government policy. “So they wrote to Paul Dick and be blew his stack,” commented Carleton Place High School history teacher William Cox. Dick, MP for Lanark-RenfrewCarleton, acknowledges the receipt of letters from the class and says the letters showed “a lack of balance” along with some incorrect facts. Dick says he wrote reply letters to the students and, “after much deliberation,” wrote letters to lo-

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Celebrating Christian musical diversity in Perth If you regularly attend one church, or do not attend any, you may not be aware of the wide range of music which is celebrated throughout the Christian faith. If that is your experience, why not attend three very different and engaging concerts in Perth churches this weekend? On Friday, May 27, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a concert of interactive vocal contemporary Christian music by Edge and toe- tapping instrumental music by the Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra. On Saturday, May 28, Asbury Free Methodist Church offers a mix of fast moving southern gospel tunes, lyrics that tell a story and heart-moving ballads by Crimson River. On Sunday, May 29, St. Paul’s United Church and St. James’ Anglican Church, in combination with friends, orchestra and guest soloists, present Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Edge is a local vocal group which uses popular heart-felt musical songs to present the Christian story. It also engages the audience. The Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra plays everything from Cape Breton music styles to Irish and French tunes, including a medley of a “Gift to be Simple” and “Lord of the Dance.” Crimson River, based out of Verona, Ont., is known for rich harmonies and high energy southern gospel

arrangements with a hint of bluegrass and country that will keep audiences smiling. ‘Experiencing the simplicity of God’s love’ is the message at the heart of every concert. The Mass in B minor is one of the most well-known and intricate compositions of the great German composer of church music, Johann Sebastian Bach. It is regarded as a supreme achievement of classical music. It was finished in the very last years of Bach’s life, when he had already gone blind. The three concerts bring together four musical Christian traditions – contemporary, Celtic, classical and southern gospel. Take them all in and have a greater understanding of the richness Students from St. John Catholic High School received a plaque for 2011 Heritage Week. of the Christian faith. The concerts at St. Andrew’s and at The award is sponsored by the Perth Heritage Advisory Panel. From left, Haley Asbury Free Methodist begin at 7 p.m. Morando, Isaiah Kafrissen, Meaghan Brackenbury, Sam Poole and Yannik Sigouin. Submitted photo. There is no charge, just a freewill offering. The Bach mass, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be presented at St. Paul’s United Church. Tickets are $25 (available through 613-485-6434 or For further information about a specific concert, contact the relevant church office in Perth. Submitted by Glenn Drover.


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In mid-winter, three Perth and District Collegiate Institute students lost their housing to fire in two separate incidents. As the school began to formulate plans to help, teacher and coach, Donna Rumball, jumped in with both feet and began a campaign, the Fire Victims Relief fund, to raise funds for the students and their families. She has been relentless! To date, the efforts have raised $4,400, and there is more to come! The campaign kicked off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Food and Nutrition classes and the Trailblazer program. They served 250 hungry Blue Devils pancakes, sausages, juice and maple syrup, which was recently produced and bottled by the Trailblazer group. A great breakfast was enjoyed and $726 collected. The next major event was the three-onthree basketball tournament. Students in all grades had the opportunity to participate in a full day tournament in either recreational or competitive divisions. With 130 players (39 teams) and 18 volunteers, the event brought in another $1,300. The day ended with recognition being given to the winning teams in each division. Frank Kotsovolos, owner of The Tangled Garden CafĂŠ and teacher at PDCI, employs one of the students who lost their homes and came up with the idea to put on a benefit dinner. He teamed up with the staff

at PDCI to host a four-course meal. On the night of Wednesday, May 4, he closed his restaurant for the evening and served 79 diners. With a trio playing bluegrass music in the background, diners enjoyed shrimp or bruschetta, sundried tomato soup or salad, steak, Greek tortellini or pineapple chicken and carrot cake or chocolate cheesecake. Another $1,580 was raised for the families. The generosity of the PDCI community has been overwhelming. The Drama Club donated their proceeds from the door ($141) and a number of students participating in the Art Show running May 18 to 20 have chosen the Fire Victims Relief fund as their charity of choice. As well, community donations to date have been $705. Currently, the school is the midst of the Staff vs. Student/House Collection Challenge during lunches. Students and staff have the opportunity to make donations with points being awarded to their house. The Grand Finale will take place on Tuesday, May 31 in an all day, indoor/ outdoor, co-ed volleyball tournament and barbecue. The cost is $10 per player and there is only room for a few more teams. Please join the campaign by making a donation through the main office at PDCI, 613-267-3051. Submitted by the Fire Victims Relief fund.

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Saturday, May 28 • 12-1:30 p.m. 15 Isabella St., Perth - $349,900 - Family sized, new colonial design in a fabulous central location with downtown heritage Perth-this 18 yeaold-home was designed to ďŹ t into its established heritage neighbourhoodmany features of this 3 bedroom home that make it stand out above the rest including oak hardwood & ceramic tile oors through out the main level, wood burning ďŹ replace in spacious living room, formal dining room, huge eat-in kitchen with abundance of solid oak cabinets, terrace door & side door entry with powder room in from concrete driveway-bright spacious upper landing leads to large bedrooms each with 2 windows & full bath-lower level has nice sized family room, ofďŹ ce area, laundry, workshop & roughed-in bath-backyard is like your own private park complete with 2 level decking & private interlocking patio.MLS# 092103006003000. Hostess: Sheri 613-812-1215

Sunday, May 29 • 1 - 3 p.m. 691 Christie Lake North Shore Rd. - Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance 3 bedroom summer cottage. So many extras – efďŹ ciency plus – heat pump and masonry ďŹ replace; boathouse with sleeping accommodation, storage, hot tub; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious waterside glassed and screened room for relaxing and entertaining. $349,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

Sunday, May 29 • 2 - 4 p.m. Directions: Follow 1 km west of Perth on Highway #7, watch for signs on the right. $549,000 - This 1817 stone home has been tastefully renovated and restored – approximately 3220 sq. ft., the home features 10’8� ceilings, pine & hardwood oors, original heritage 12&24 pane windows, deep sills with working interior shutters, oversized trim & mouldings and a gorgeous dream kitchen. Host: Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

Sunday, May 29 • 1 - 3 p.m. Directions: From Perth take Scotch Line (Cty. Rd. 10) west for 1 km, left on Otty Lake Side Road, left on Trillium Dr. into Maple Glen Estates, right on Otty Way to PIN# 274. 274 Otty Way - Welcome to Maple Glen Estates & and the Otty Lake lifestyle, just 5 minutes from heritage Perth. This totally renovated 3000+ square foot home offers quality & spaciousness, just a stone’s throw from the beach. $379,000. MLS#786592. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871



$299,000 - 4 Jessie Dr., Perth. This 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with double attached garage has the space to be one of the nicest as well as the largest home in the neighbourhood, a jewel in the rough. Built in 1976 with the 2nd storey added in 1993, it needs major renovations to make the most of the offered space. Main level has living room, formal dining room, kitchen with large eat-in space (with patio door to large screened porch built over the garden/storage shed) plus family room & 2-pc. Bath. 2nd oor has 4 bedrooms and 2+ full baths. Lower level offers large recreation area with wood burning appliance, two more bedrooms & 3-pc. Bath. MLS# 792790. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

14 Beckwith St., E., Perth $219,900 - What a fabulous location in downtown heritage Perthwalk to all amenities & activities at any time of year-one of Wampole house built in the early 1900’s-this home is in lovely condition with reďŹ nished hardwood oors on the main level, gas ďŹ replace in the living room, spacious formal dining area opens to the updated pine kitchen complete with breakfast counter & stained glass windowloads of room in front foyer with convenient access to the powder room-upper level houses 2 bedrooms (3rd is currently used as master dressing room)-ďŹ nished attic area is an ideal teenager hangout or private ofďŹ ce space-backdoor access to large deck overlooking courtyard/patio area & fenced backyard-enclosed side porch, good dry basement-an ideal in town property-own a part of Perth’s history! MLS# 092102004001400. Sheri, 613-812-1215



In the quiet hamlet of Fallbrook, 10 minutes from Perth, is a comfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a ton of country character. A large side and back yard for recreation, garden areas & shed. Original structure has been beefed up with additional 6 inch interior insulated, vapour barrier & drywalled frame for year-round comfortable living. Steel roof, newer windows and doors. $179,000. MLS# 782470 Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

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



BUNGALOW ON DUFFERIN RD. - EDGE OF TOWN $196,500 - Just a great 3 Bedroom bungalow on a country sized lot. Super sunporch for summer relaxing off the dining area, 1.5 baths, lots of light. Oversize single garage. Full basement waiting for your ďŹ nishing. Enjoy lower taxes in a lovely neighbourhood almost in town. MLS # 792485 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361



$319,000 - This Victorian brick home has been tastefully updated & renovated but still maintaining the character & charm of the period. High ceilings, hardwood oors, oversized trims & moulding, and generous sized principal rooms are just a few of the prominent features. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

BURGESSWOOD ESTATES – Light and bright, elevated ceilings, lovely, welcoming and spacious 5 bedroom home - 2 on upper level and 3 on lower walkout level along with full bath and family room - on a pretty and private 2.81 acre lot in this wonderful community only 10-15 minutes to Perth. Separate dining room or another bedroom on upper level. Many updates. 200 acres of recreational land and 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront for residents. $328,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361


97 acre hobby farm featuring a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone home with walk-up attic and renovated kitchen, detached double garage, barns with 7 box stalls/tackroom, and steel machine shed. Beautiful land within 7 kms of Perth, very private. $469,900. MLS# 091191602502300 Call Christian Allan for more details 613-207-0834





$285,000 – Finally a cottage you can just move into & start enjoying the summer. 125 Feet of clean black lake frontage with southern exposure. Decks at water’s edge and off the front of the cottage. Screened-in porch. Neat & tidy open concept kitchen/dining/living area. 2 good sized bedrooms & 3-piece bath. 2 furnished bunkies to handle guests. Great access for year round use. Immediate occupancy. MLS# 789717 Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

$289,000 – 190 feet of southern exposure on Black Lake, 20 minutes west of Perth. Typical Canadian Shield setting, cottage is perched atop a rocky point providing a fantastic view of the west end of the lake. Charming & rustic 1970 cottage has screened porch overlooking the lake. Combination living/dining area with brick ďŹ replace. Pine interior walls.Two bedrooms and a newer 4-pc. bath. A workshop/bunkhouse sits by a protected boat slip & boat rack. A tool shed is at the back of the lot. MLS# 789677 Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

Pike Lake - $309,000 - 800 ft. frontage and 6 well-treed acres is the setting for this 3 bedroom furnished “Viceroy� cottage with solitude and beautiful sunset views. Enjoy both your own small private clean bay as well as weed-free frontage along the south shore of this deep water lake. Storage shed, docks, rafts and one older sail boat included. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

$469,000 - Perfect Big Rideau setting, sandy frontage, level lot, million-dollar sunsets. The 76x224 foot lot has a well appointed 2 bedroom bungalow featuring a covered verandah overlooking the lake - newer family room addition. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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Perth Courier  

May 26, 2011

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