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Many tastes, one water bottle


Stewart Park Festival boasts new attractions, green initiative BY GEOFF DAVIES

NEW DIGS Gary Glover earns an award for his efforts with the Lanark County Dads Program.


HAPPY CAMPER Suzanne Taillon relaxes in front of her camper at Last Duel Park. She and her husband live in the park all season long.

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SUMMER FUN Page Thompson (front), 19, Sarah Green, 14, and Sarah Wilson, 15, cool down in Perth’s Stewart Park on July 8. The girls are visiting from Oshawa and Ottawa, enjoying the Lanark County summer with their families.

Ted Ladelpha is hosting a charity archery shoot to benefit the local hospital.


IN BRIEF Wilson Street Mac’s Milk robbed The Mac’s Milk on Wilson Street was robbed around 1 a.m. on Sunday. The store’s clerk called 911 and informed police he had just been robbed. Police responded and arrested a 48-yearold Perth man after locating him a few minutes later. He has been charged with uttering threats, assault, extortion and robbery. He was held in custody pending a court appearance on July 11.

Distracted driving The OPP is launching week two of its four-week distracted driving campaign from July 11 to 17. This ensures that those who do not comply with legislation regarding cell phones are dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. During Week 1 of the campaign, officers across the province laid more than 1,600 such Highway Traffic Act charges.

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Willow Webber performs at last year’s Stewart Park Festival. Many other talented acts hit the stage this weekend for the 2011 event. ganizers are encouraging concert-goers to bring their own refillable water bottles. Organizers hope this will not only help keep music-lovers happy and healthy, but that the move will help the environment as well. “We always had a pile of plastic bottles around (after past festivals), and we’re trying to reduce those and eventually eliminate them,” McKenty said. EcoPerth will be running stations where people can refill their water bottles, he said. Jimmy Rankin, made famous by his work with Cape Bretonbased family band The Rankin Family, will be playing Saturday night on the main stage, as well as at two after-hours shows at the Studio Theatre. See ‘Stewart Park’, page 2

Gas leak prompts evacuation in downtown Perth Thursday morning pipe break shuts down portion of Gore Street BY KASSINA RYDER

Emergency crews shut down Gore Street the morning of July 7 between Foster and Herriott streets after a two-inch gas line was ruptured at the Perth branch of the Bank of Montreal. Crews responded at approximately 10:10 a.m. BMO manager Jim Jarvis said workers had been replacing the weeping tiles at the branch when they hit the gas line. The street was blocked off and construction workers told employees at downtown businesses to evacuate, apartments above the businesses were not evacuated until 10:37 a.m. Trudy Chambers lives in an apartment above The Source. She said she was surprised apartments weren’t evacuated at the same time as businesses. Chambers noticed there was a problem when her nose caught wind of gas in her apartment.

“I could smell it,” she said. She then heard sirens as fire trucks approached and realized there was an emergency situation. Chambers took her young daughter, a bottle of water and left the building. Jarvis said Enbridge Gas Distribution had been called in to stop the leak. Fire fighters were quickly on scene from the Perth Fire Department and Perth police officers redirected traffic around the block. It was business as usual by noon as everyone was able to return to work, and home.

Emergency crews from Perth were called to the Bank of Montreal on Gore Street after construction workers broke a gas line. No one was injured, but nearby business people and residents were evacuated as a safety precaution. Photo by Laurie Weir



At this year’s Stewart Park Festival, come explore Perth, discover Canada’s musical landscape, and bring your own water bottle. That’s the message from organizers as the town gears up to host the 21st edition of its annual free music festival. The three-day weekend festival is set to run July 15-17, and will draw musicians from both coasts, and even some homegrown talent. While music-lovers will only have to wander from the main stage in Stewart Park, to the Crystal Palace by the Tay Basin, or across the Rainbow Bridge to the Wendy Laut River Stage to soak in the festivals sights and sounds, along the way they’re bound to encounter a vast expanse of musical stylings. “That, I think, is one of the cool things about the Stewart Park Festival,” said John McKenty, who heads up the event’s organizing committee. “People can go from the acoustic stage to the main stage and now to the Crystal Palace, and at any different time they can find a different genre of music.” Thanks, in part, to grants from the federal and provincial governments, the festival’s set-list includes a laundry list of musical genres – jazz, bluegrass, pop, world beat, and folk to name a few – as well as some big-name acts. Speaking of keeping cool, or-

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Many tastes on tap this weekend Continued from “Many”, page 1 Canada’s up-and-coming artists will be well-represented by Dan Mangan, Royal Wood, Hannah Georgas, Jenn Grant and The Heartbroken. There will be some international flavour added to the mix, courtesy of Montreal afro-pop group H’Sao, award-winning world music group Jaffa Road, and the Cuban rhythms of Adonis Puentes. New this year is the Family Show, at 11:30 a.m. right after the fan-favourite Sunday Brunch. Al Simmons will be performing there, putting on his one-man, prop-filled, music-stuffed variety show, which is sure to fascinate kids and parents alike, McKenty said. “He’s a bit of a clown, a little bit of a magician, and a musician,” said McKenty. The area’s talent will be well-represented by Ottawa Valley native and fiddler Wade Foster, as well as local musicians who will have a couple opportunities to show off on-stage. The Festival Patio is back and revamped, scheduled for 2-5 p.m. on Saturday. Held at the Crystal Palace, there will be a barbecue and a bar available for folks

to enjoy as local musicians perform on the new open stage. No advanced sign-up necessary. There will also be a youth showcase at 12 p.m. on Friday on the main stage. The festival’s expansion to the Crystal Palace and its success drawing bigger performers comes after it won two large grants for this year’s event. A Celebrate Ontario grant worth about $30,000 helped with the expansion to the Tay Basin, the water refill stations, and other costs, as it was earmarked for new additions to the concert and environmental initiatives. A roughly $10,000 grant from Heritage Canada also came in, which McKenty said helped hire musicians, and pay for their transportation and equipment. While the concert remains a free event, there will be performances on Friday and Saturday night’s in four after-hours venues: Michael’s Restaurant, the Perthupon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion, the Perth Restaurant, and the Studio Theatre. McKenty said a $10 ticket will get you into one of the shows, but he encouraged concert-goers to get the new “after-hours pass”, which grants one access to all four venues for $20.

ART IN THE BARN The Art in the Barn show, previously the Perth Art on the Lawn show, was hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association on Saturday and Sunday at the Lombardy Agricultural Society. Many local artists had their work on display and sale. Above (left) Helen Benda, Sara Benda, Gail Knox, Jill Ferguson, Jim Rowat, Nora Brown and John Shea were among the many artists who had work on display; (top) Sara Benda, 10, shows off her bracelets for sale. Benda tagged along with her grandmother, Helen Benda, to set up her own station inside the booth. To the left, Art by Petty Orders was on display. Photos by Brier Dodge

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Sunset for Lanark Children’s Aid Society Though bittersweet, merger will improve services, says outgoing director BY GEOFF DAVIES

For 91 years, there has been a chapter of the Children’s Aid Society watching over the families of Lanark County. But now, its remaining days are numbered. This August, The Children’s Aid Society of the County of Lanark and The Town of Smiths Falls is due to amalgamate with its Brockville-based counterpart, which serves Leeds and Grenville. From this marriage will come a whole new organization, serving both jurisdictions: Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. “The Lanark County CAS won’t exist as a legal entity as of August… We look to the future with positive eyes, but there is a grieving of the past and of the organization,” said Suzanne Geoffrion, executive director of the Perth-based organization. The merger is schedule to officially take effect on Aug. 2. Its stated aim is to improve the organization’s services and community connections, while making its funds go further. “Mind you, (the society) is going to stay here, the building is going to stay here, the services are going to stay here, but it’s not going to be the same.” The transition will be a big

launched the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare in Ontario, tasked with finding solutions to deal with “the increasing cost and complexity” of their work, Geoffrion said. After the merger, local residents will likely be unable to see significant change at the society, she said. The amalgamation plan calls for seven “value for money” measures – including a “review of current office locations” and a “decrease in duplication of human resources” – but Geoffrion said there are “no significant layoffs” on the horizon. Together, the organizations have been approved almost $21million in funding for the current fiscal year. They have requested an additional $5-million to help with the costs of the merger, according to CAS documents. As the amalgamation date draws closer, Geoffrion said she wants to thank the community for supporting her and her organization. While encouraging continued support for the society, she said it’s important the focus remains on the services it provides, and on the high quality of those services. “(Lanark County) is not losing its CAS, we don’t believe that in anyway,” she said. “I would not have engaged in this process if I believed that.”

tained? Will the community be represented adequately? Are we going to become this Brockville-centered organization?” she said. A lot of effort has gone into making sure the last worry isn’t realized, Geoffrion said. The new board of 16 will have an even split of members from both areas. The Perth office will be maintained, and will house administrative services, some senior managers, and an office for Hogan, who will spend time there to get to know the community and staff, Geoffrion said. “This isn’t going to be a branch office, as it’s usually conceptualized. It’s going to be more than just a service centre,” she said. Once formed, the new orgaPhoto by Geoff Davies nization will have service sites Suzanne Geoffrion is retiring after 22 years as the head of the local in Perth, Carleton Place, Brockville, Prescott, Kemptville and Children’s Aid Society Gananoque. Its jurisdiction change for the staff, foster par- the Outstanding Leadership stretches from the St. Lawrence ents and clients of the Lanark Award from the Ontario Asso- River up to Lanark Highlands, County CAS, says Geoffrion. It ciation of Children’s Aid Societ- covering an area of about 6,300 will be a big change for her as ies, acknowledging excellence square kilometers. With more than 160,000 living in child protection, as well as well. After 22 years as the Chil- her leadership over many years within its boundaries, the new dren’s Aid Society’s local execu- and through the amalgamation organization will be larger than Prince Edward Island in terms tive director – and a total of 38 talks that began last fall. Allan Hogan will head up the of both geographical size and years with the society – Geoforganization, population. frion is set to retire once the newly-formed The idea for the merger was stepping into an environment merger takes place. “I’ve had a great career. I have which, Geoffrion notes, is swirl- born when Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Sering with questions. no regrets,” she said. “Will our strengths be main- vices, which funds the society, In June, Geoffrion received

Heritage district contract approved, despite lone dissenter BY GEOFF DAVIES

The Town of Perth’s committee-of-the-whole met on June 21, with all councillors present. Perth councillors approved a motion to award a $54,978 contract to consulting firm Ecoplans Limited, to develop a Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan for the town’s downtown area. The Kitchener-based firm’s bid was one of three for the project, and came in under the town’s budget of $55,000. Shellee Evans, director of community services, told councillors that all but about $7,000 of these costs are covered by a grant from the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund. If approved by council, the Ecoplans’ task will involve researching 93 historic properties in downtown Perth and preparing a plan to protect them. According to reports presented to council, this task is scheduled for completion by March 2012. Coun. Jim Graff was the only councillor to speak against giving Ecoplans the contract. He said it should go to Commonwealth Historic Resource Man-

agement Limited, a Perth-based company. “We have a company in town that’s just as good, and all three prices were within $1,000,” Graff said. “I don’t understand why a company with ‘Eco’ in front of their name (should get the contract instead).” Evans’ report to council said the bids were evaluated by “experience, qualifications and proposed approach.” When asked by Graff, she said Ecoplans has completed 14 projects similar to this, whereas the local company has only done one. She also pointed out their bid is in conjunction with MMM Group, the company behind the town’s Community Improvement Plan. “If we only chose Perth companies, we wouldn’t get any competitive bids,” Mayor John Fenik said. He added that such a policy could open the door to lawsuits. PARKING RATES It’s going to cost a little more to park in Perth as of July 1. Councillors approved a motion to raise hourly rates at the municipality’s five parking lots from $0.50 to $1. Council docu-

ments state this is the town’s first rate increase since 2003. Monthly parking permits will cost $50 and will be available at the museum and Tay Basin lots, as well as at the Wilson Street lot for the first time. Another motion put a limit on how many monthly permits may be sold. The Tay Basin lot will now have a limit of 30 permits, while the newly-available Wilson Street permits will be limited to 15. JOY AND ALVIN STREETS Councillors approved a motion to close part of Joy Avenue, following a request from Dr. Sean McIntosh, who wants to widen his adjacent property to build a garage addition. The move affects the road allowance near the intersection with Alvin Street, a small patch of land next to the street in a spot where the road is wider than usual. If the motion gets final approval at the June 28 council meeting, the town agrees in principle to close that parcel of land, as long as a traffic engineer confirms the intersection’s sightlines will be safe with a garage built there. The traffic engineer, whose

the stipulation that the matter will not be revisited for the rest of council’s term, which ends in 2014.

fees McIntosh will have to help pay, will also consider whether traffic control measures, such as a three-way stop, might be necessary to keep the intersection safe.

PEDDLER LICENSES Perth councillors passed motions to create new laws for licensing peddlers and other travelling salespeople. The town already has two old laws on the books requiring “Hawkers and Peddlers and Transient Traders” to carry licenses. The new bylaws aim to update them, and to “help control transient business which may compete unfairly with established business in the town” without paying the same taxes, council documents state. For a door-to-door peddler, a license would cost $500, and it would cost $150 for a stationary salesperson. Under the bylaw, persons not requiring a license would include: Ontario farmers selling their goods; Perth-based business owners selling the same things as in their store; people holding yard sales; and people representing not-for-profit organizations. Councillors wished to advise residents that licensed peddlers will carry identification tags.

FOUNTAINS TO SHUT OFF EARLIER In a dramatic last-minute addition to their long meeting, Perth councillors passed judgment on the International Friendship Fountains in the Tay Basin. As the meeting wrapped up, Coun. Jim Boldt asked about a letter from a resident complaining about the noise made by the fountains late into the evening. As councillors are not scheduled to meet in July, the citizen’s request may not be dealt with until the end of the summer, he said. Mayor Fenik responded by crafting a motion on the spot to put the matter to rest. The citizen, he said, lives near the water and has been raising this issue for about five years. Councillors passed the motion, which states the fountains should shut off at 7 p.m. every evening, except for special occasions. To this motion, Fenik added

Council looks at ways to discourage water bottle usage BY KASSINA RYDER

The Town of Perth could embark on a new initiative that would allow people to fill their reusable water bottles at local businesses. Coun. Beth Peterkin said the idea of a Blue W program was discussed during the Ontario Water Works Association/Ontario Municipal Water Association joint annual conference earlier this month. The conference was held by the Town of Blue Moun-

tain and Collingwood Ont. Peterkin said the idea behind the program is simple. Local businesses are asked to put a sticker in a window to inform passersby that they can come in and refill their water bottles with tap water for free. The initiative has already been implemented in Guelph and Collingwood. Blue W is a non-profit organization that promotes the idea that tap water should be more readily available to thirsty folks – for free.



“We supply detailed information on where to find healthy, safe municipal tap water anywhere around the globe,” its website states. Peterkin said the program is good for the environment by encouraging the use of reusable water bottles. “We all felt this is a great way to encourage people to drink our good tap water we have in Perth and to reduce the amounts of water bottles everywhere,” she said. A contest was held during the conference for the best tasting


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put into action by 2012. Peterkin said it is too early to tell many of the details such as costs and other factors, but she expects much of the cost would go toward public education rather than implementing the program itself. “It just seemed like a simple concept; it sounds like it won’t be very costly,” she said. Peterkin said “It seems a pretty simple way to reduce waste, use our own tap water. People pay $2 for a bottle of water and if you fill it up at the tap, it’s free.”

tap water in Ontario, and Perth ranked eighth in the province, Peterkin added. While she said it is still in its infancy (it hasn’t been formally discussed by town council or with businesses yet), Peterkin said she hopes to bring the idea forward and have a report ready for the council’s budget season this fall. “Over the next couple of months we’re going to do some research into how the program might be implemented in the Town of Perth,” she said. Ideally, the concept would be

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Glover honoured for Lanark County Dads Program BY KASSINA RYDER

erything about themselves to be good dads,” he said. “They won’t do it for themselves, their wives or the legal system, which is quite a testament to the power of love.” Burns said he agreed. “The resilience and the strength of these dads is a very unique thing,” he said. “Some guys have come from horrendous backgrounds. The reason they are at the group is the love of their kids.”

It all started when Gary Glover drove the school bus. As the years passed by, he watched boys on his route grow from children into fathers. He also saw how much some of them needed help. “They’re the kids that rode on my school bus,” he said. When Connections and Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth needed facilitators for the newly formed Father’s Peer Support Group, Glover applied for the job. “There are virtually no programs for men, and certainly not for fathers, in the county,” Glover said. “They just said, ‘do something about fathers.’” And do something they did. Glover and co-facilitator Rob Burns created a program that has given fathers from ages 16 to 60 a place to turn when they need help. “It grew from an idea from Connections that there should be something for dads, and us just kind of feeling our way and figuring out okay, this is useful, and then seeing some really quite remarkable things,” Glover said. The program gave Lanark County fathers a place to meet and help them to get more involved with their kids. Some were going through custody issues; others were dealing with the Children’s Aid Society. “What they really ended up wanting was just to be able to talk about what was going on with other guys,” he said. Guest speakers from various agencies, including CAS, paid visits to the group to explain how processes worked. Men who had lived through



tough situations also came and spoke to the group, which Glover said helped many of the dads to lose “that sense of being alone and hopeless.” They were “telling these guys, ‘look, there is light at the end of the tunnel,’” he said. “The thing that we started to see is it was working out really well.” Glover said the group’s success can be credited to the dads themselves. “By and large, it’s pretty remarkable some of the stuff these guys have gone through to be good dads,” he said. “It’s pretty inspiring to see.” Glover said one of the most amazing aspects of the program was watching how far men were willing to go in order to be good fathers to their kids. “The only motivator for men that really works is their love of their kids. They’ll change their ways, their behaviours and ev-

Glover said studies have shown that the impact of having a caring, involved dad is phenomenal. Even if parents are no longer in a relationship, having a father that is involved in a beneficial way can greatly improve the life of a child. “If the dad is involved in a positive way, is a good role model as being a proper dad and parent, they found kids go further in school, are less likely to get into drugs and are less likely to become criminal involved,” he said. The situation for Lanark County dads can be tough, Glover also said. Industries that used to employ a large majority of men, such as factory work and working in the bush, are now gone. “What’s happened for men is that in the last two generations basically, especially the last 10 years, everything that we were raised to do in Lanark County is gone,” he said. “What you have is a lot of men who were raised with a certain outlook on life and the world has completely changed.” A lack of local employment means many families in the county live in poverty. Glover

said helping fathers to stay involved in their kids’ lives – even if parents are no longer together – will translate into a healthier community in the future. “The more we can do to help families either stay together, or at least look after their kids, the better off we’re going to be as a community,” he said. For single moms, a committed father who contributes both emotionally and financially to their kids’ lives also has an enormous benefit, Glover said. AWARD WINNER The program earned Glover the Fernand Lozier Award of Excellence in Father Involvement Practice from the Canadian Father Involvement Initiative last month. “This award recognizes things such as creative programming for fathers, innovative and effective policies for fathers, consistent promotion of father-friendly ideas and practices, positive media portrayals of fathers, and significant work added to the growing body of father involvement research,” according to the website. Burns said the award couldn’t have gone to a more deserving person. Glover is working on his master’s degree in social work from Carleton University and lives in McDonalds Corners. Burns said Glover often went above and beyond to make sure dads who wanted to attend the program could do so. “You’re talking about a guy who lives in McDonalds Corners, going to school full time, picking guys up in the dead of winter, bringing them to group

from Carleton Place then driving them home,” he said. “A trophy like that has just never been as richly deserved.” Glover said while he was happy to have been chosen for the award, it was the effort of Burns and every father involved in the program that made it an achievement. “I wish that every guy who’s been in that group, I wish their name could go on it,” he said. “The blood, sweat and tears those guys have put into being good fathers – it humbles me.” “Sometimes I’m struck speechless.” PROGRAM’S FUTURE IN JEOPARDY Glover said shortly before he was told he would receive the award, funding for the Dads Program was cut. “It was one of those cosmic ironies,” he said. In his biography on the Canadian Father Involvement Initiative website, Glover’s work to keep the program running was listed as one of the reasons he was chosen for the award. “The Dads Program does not have secure funding. Gary has gone to great lengths to keep the program alive. Whether it’s flipping burgers at a fundraiser or filling out grant applications, Gary has been keeping Dads going since June of 2006,” the website stated. Now, Glover is not sure if the program will be able to continue. Burns said he and other staff at Open Doors are discussing other options, but nothing is set in stone. “I sure hope we can keep going in September,” he said.

Thrift store celebrates a year in Perth

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ROYAL TOUR STARTS HERE Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, greets the gathered crowd outside Ottawa’s Rideau Hall on June 30. Stewart and Linda Bates, who submitted this photo, were on hand to greet the Duke, as well as his new bride, Kate, as they began their Canadian tour.


Jewels Gently Used Clothing is a newcomer to Perth, and has been welcomed warmly by local shoppers over its first year in business. A steady stream of regular shoppers are enjoying the friendly atmosphere and good prices at the little shop off Foster Street. A full day of celebrations will be held on Tuesday, July 5, with cake cutting at 1 p.m. Hourly specials, refreshments and fun will all be part of this special day. Jewels operates as a fundraising entity for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County. The original store is located on William Street in Smiths Falls and has been in operation for seven years and is run mostly by volunteers. The Perth store was opened a year ago to try and bring in more revenue for the agency’s mentoring programs, and to have a better presence in Perth. “It’s small and manageable, and the parking is great. On top of that we get great donations and have a very dedicated group of volunteers helping us,” says manager Michele Baitley. “We have learned a lot in our first year, and we hope that our customers are enjoying the new things we’re trying.” One of those new things is a popular silent auction that the agency has running in the store. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County provides a variety of

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Jewel’s Gently Used Clothing Store celebrated its first year anniversary on July 5. From left, Cathie Huffman, volunteer, Jewel Purdon, board member, Michele Baitley, Perth store manager and Gladys Stanzel, volunteer. mentoring programs to more than 270 children a year throughout the County. One third of those children are from the Perth area. The agency has been in operation for more than 38 years, and does not receive government funding. To provide their programs and services, the agency hosts fundraisers, operates Jewels, and is a proud United Way agency member. With sales going so well, the only complaint is that more clothing donations are needed to keep up with the demand. As well, a few more volunteers would be welcomed, too.

Area residents can drop off gently used clothing for the whole family, books, and small knickknacks during store hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications can be picked up at the store as well. For more information or to get involved, please contact Michele at 613-326-0079 or drop by Jewels Gently Used Clothing at 37B Foster Street in Perth. Big Brothers Big Sisters can be found on line at www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark. ca or by calling 613-283-0570. Submitted by the organization


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No festival like this is attainable without great Sponsors and supporters. Listed are just a few of ours. O’Brien Theatre, Arnprior BIA, Giant Tiger. Reid Bros, Lorne’s Electric, Logs End. Please check our web site and you will see our great support and sponsor groups. Also following the web site will keep you up to date on what’s happening, when & where!

A Lob ball tournament will be held all day @ the MacLean Ball Diamonds 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendors set up 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. O’Brien Theatre film festival film Movies from the 20’s to present $2.00 chg. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 OPP Golden Helmets: Precision riding, John St. N 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 Junk Yard Symphony, John St. N. 12:00 a.m. – Midnight: Beer garden, sponsored by Arnprior Optimist. $5.00 cover charge. 12:00 a.m. –1:30 p.m. Karaoke, by All 4 One Entertainment. Giant Tiger Stage. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Jake Differ will present music for children entertainment. Jake was nominated for a Juno award and has a Canadian Children’s Award. Giant Tiger Stage 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Missed them the first time? Junk Yard Symphony, John Street North 8:00 p.m. – Midnight: Country Music Show & Dance featuring The Countrymen who are celebrating 50th Anniversary of the band. They will have 4 special guests with them. Make sure you bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes. On stage at Giant Tiger parking lot. Once again the Giant Tiger Train will be touring downtown all day Saturday. All the rides you want. Donations appreciated, for this and all other events.

Sunday, August 28 (Robert Simpson Park) 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Arnprior Lions Club Pancake Breakfast @ The Masonic Lodge on James St. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm Classis Car & ½ Ton Truck Show. Up to and including 1969. There will be awards, Dash plaques, etc Registration fee $5:00 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. O’Brien Theatre Film Festival continues up-town $2:00 entry fee. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Arnprior River of Life Christian Fellowship Band will be playing on the Gazebo & yes “ELVIS” will be In The Park!!!! 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. as per Sat Jake Differ will be on the Gazebo. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm Arnprior Line Dancer’s will be dancing up a storm on the Gazebo. 2:15 p.m. - ??? The Funk Blues Band, “To Be Determined” will be on the Gazebo. A can’t miss for all you Blue’s Fans. Again Lawn chairs should be brought along. DRAGON BOATS will be racing on the Ottawa River at various times. These are the same style, that are at the big races each year in Ottawa. As well as per Sat there will be numerous food vendors on site. There will be numerous food vendors for both days at the festival. Should be able to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.


The following is a partial listing of events planned for Friday, August 26 There will be a fishing derby starting Friday evening & continues this year’s Arnprior White Pine Festival. until Saturday evening, sponsored by Ottawa Valley Muskie Club. Changes may be made in regards to events (Ottawa River & Madawaska River) such as times & locations. Saturday, August 27 (Downtown) Please check our web site for all events and updates. 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 Breakfast @ Arnprior Legion

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Thank You! The Upper Canada District School Board


With Olympic House’s September deadline looming, and councillors preparing for their month-long summer break, a decision made at the June 28 meeting of Perth council will see the town move ahead with most of the steps needed to make the project a reality, while holding back on others. Councillors voted unanimously to delay the sale of the Olympic House site to contractor Mark Tritton, father of local Olympian Nick Tritton. Instead, they’re moving ahead to get a survey completed on the lot to be sold, to finish the design work for installing sewer and water services to the area, as well as getting a service-costing tender. The sale of the lot will have to wait until this is complete. Both the town and Algonquin College want to see these estimates before finalizing a deal that would see the school shoulder a large chunk of these costs, overcoming the financial obstacle that made councillors hesitant when the project was first proposed in March. If both sides sign on the dotted line, the agreement would have to go back to council for approval, something that can’t happen until the end of August unless a special council meeting is called. Both Algonquin College and Tritton say this may be cutting it a little close. “We’re a little concerned, yes,” said Linda Cooke, Dean of the college’s Perth campus. The deal could give Algonquin College students a chance to practice their craft by building six high-performance, low-energy homes over six years. If it doesn’t come together by sometime this September, the college is prepared with two back-up plans, Cooke said: build

somewhere else with another contractor, or build modular homes on campus. But, she said, delays come with the territory in the construction business, and for Algonquin College it’s no different than any other year, trying to find construction sites for its students. “We’re happy to be a little bit last minute this year, because we know it’s going to help us long-term,” Cooke said. From Tritton’s perspective, there’s still a “window of opportunity” to start construction this fall, but if they miss it, they may miss the chance to help Nick make it to the 2012 summer Olympics in London, to compete in judo wrestling. “Nick is in the process of qualifying now,” he said. “By the time he’s finished that he’ll have a significant debt load that will need to be resolved somehow or another, preferably not by working at (minimum wage).” The premise of the Olympic House proposal is to auction the house, with funds going both to Nick and to local charities of his choosing: the Lanark Animal Welfare Society, as well as food banks and youth groups in both Perth and Lanark. To achieve this, they don’t want to see the start-date delayed into October or beyond. This may require a leap of faith on both sides, he said. “Ideally, Algonquin would like to sit tight and wait until all the cards are on the table and everything’s priced out, but at some point they have to have faith in what the initial estimates were,” Tritton said. Likewise, the town will have to have faith in the same estimates and the college’s letter of intent, and move ahead with the project, Tritton said. Coun. Judy Brown, who put forward the motion to delay the sale of the lot, defended the move. “It has nothing to do at all with the project not going at all, it’s just having things happen in the proper sequence.”

would like to thank our corporate sponsors and everyone else who helped make our 4th Annual Golf Tournament on July 6 a success. With your help, we raised $30,000 to help kids in need play sports, enjoy the arts and seek medical care. To date, the Foundation has raised $450,000 to assist hundreds of kids in Eastern Ontario.

For more information on Champions, please phone President David K. Thomas at 613-342-0371 ext. 1234 or visit To advertise in The Perth Courier call 613-267-1100.

Municipal Connection Velo Quebec le Grand Tour

On August 6th and 7th, the Town of Perth, in cooperation with the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, the County of Lanark and the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA, will welcome Velo Quebec Evenements’ “le Grand Tour Desjardins” to our Town. The Grand Tour is a cycle get-away week which will see almost 2000 cyclists converge on St. John High School, Conlon Farm and the town for an overnight stay. Velo Quebec is a bicycling travel agency which has operated for the past 40 years in Quebec. They organize weekend and week-long bike tours at a cost to their members, and have toured in countries all over the world including Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa, to name a few. “Le Grand Tour Desjardins” will run from August 6th to 12th and take the peddlers on a historic route from Brockville to Perth and ending in Kingston. Their overnight stay in Perth will inject significant dollars into the local economy, with the hiring of local businesses for equipment and services for site set-up and operation, and creating a spin-off effect of repeat tourism to the area. The partners have created a welcoming committee in order to promote the presence of these tourists in Perth, as well as provide signage and draw packages to lure them back. The committee is confident the Tour will be successful and that the members of Velo Quebec will be impressed by the character and charm of Perth – the prettiest and friendliest Town in Ontario!

Request for Proposals:

Upgrades to the Boat Docks at Last Duel Park The Town of Perth is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to Upgrade the Boat Docks at Last Duel Park. Interested respondents must submit their proposals in sealed envelopes marked “Upgrades to Boat Docks at Last Duel Park” to Jim Niblock, Sr. Superintendent of Parks & Facilities, no later than July 22nd, 2011 at Perth Town Hall, 80 Gore St. East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9, until 4pm local time. Please contact Colleen Keeley at 613-267-3311 for a copy of the RFP or visit the Town’s website at www. for more details.

Skateboarding Prohibited on Sidewalks

The use of skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates or roller blades on town sidewalks and streets in the downtown area is prohibited by By-law #3961. The

By-law also prohibits bicycles being used on town sidewalks. Skateboard enthusiasts and cyclists are asked to respect the rules to help make our sidewalks a safe place for pedestrians. The Town of Perth Community Services Department encourages all skateboard enthusiasts to make use of the Skateboard Park located at Conlon Farm Recreation Complex. The Town’s skate park features equipment such as a grind rail, bench ramp, and a wedge, to name a few, for your recreational enjoyment.

Lake 88.1 and the Town of Perth Join Together to Keep Residents Informed During an Emergency Situation

An emergency situation is defined as a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise. The Town of Perth and Lake 88.1 are dedicated to working together to ensure that the residents of Perth are well informed during emergency situations such as these and we encourage residents to tune in to Lake 88.1 for emergency information and updates. As a reminder, your 72 Hour Preparedness Kit should include a crank radio or radio with batteries.

Town Council and Committees/ Advisory Panels of Council: Summer Recess

Please be advised that the Council of the Town of Perth and all Committees/Advisory Panels of Council have recessed for the month of July 2011. All regular scheduled meetings will resume in August.

Removal of the Barn located at 2845 Rideau Ferry Road

On June 28th 2011, Perth Town Council directed staff to offer the barn located at 2845 Rideau Ferry Road to the public for the cost of removal with Algonquin College Heritage Institute having first right of refusal. Should the College not accept the barn, the Town will be seeking proposals from the public interested in removing the barn from the property. Stay tuned to the Municipal Connection for more information.

Removal of the House located at 2845 Rideau Ferry Road

On June 28th 2011, Perth Town Council directed staff to offer the house located at 2845 Rideau Ferry Road to Algonquin College Heritage Institute to be dismantled and reassembled in a manner that would


Olympic House cutting close to deadline

Champions for Kids Foundation

support the College’s Heritage Programs. Should the College not accept the house, the Town will be seeking proposals from members of the public interested in removing the house from the property for an adaptive heritage use. Stay tuned to the Municipal Connection for more information.


Photo by Kassina Ryder

The Perth Knights of Columbus held a draw with proceeds going to Special Olympics Perth on July 1. The Summer Package grand prize included a 40 inch HDTV from The Source, an HP Pavilion Laptop from Perth PC, four seasons worth of car detailing from A&B Ford Collision Centre, a week’s free hot tub rental from Mahon Pools and Spas and a complete rustproofing and winter multi-point inspection from K&M Automotive. From left, Corey Crabb, co-owner of Perth PC, Pat Loftus, chairman of the special olympics committee, grand prize winner Wayne Primeau and Greg Beesley from A&B Ford.

Tax Bills Out

All tax bills have been mailed out. If you would normally receive a tax bill and have not yet, please contact the Tax Department immediately, at 613-267-3311. The first tax instalment due date is July 29th, 2011.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING And Complete Application CONCERNING A PROPOSED TEMPORARY USE ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990. C.P.13 TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, this notice is to advise that sufficient information has been presented in the application form and supporting documents to deem the application being processed under File # D14-AC-04/11-TU as complete. A PUBLIC MEETING in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, will be held by the Planning Advisory Committee of the Corporation of the Town of Perth on Monday August 8th at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, at the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth Ontario, to consider a site specific amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 3358, for a temporary use. THE PURPOSE of the application is to temporarily amend Zoning By-law 3358, as it applies to lands located on the south westerly corner of the Rodgers Road - Smith Drive intersection, comprising Pt Lt F, Pt Lt G N of South St Plan 8828; Part 1, Plan 27R-2676 and municipally known as 1847 Rogers Road, Perth.

pal Board may dismiss all or part of the appeal. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Town of Perth before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. AFTER A DECISION has been made by Council, persons wishing to formally register an objection must, regardless of any previous submissions, file with the Clerk a Notice of Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board setting out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection, accompanied by the Board’s fee. KEY MAP

THE EFFECT of the proposed amendment would be to amend Zoning By-law 3358 to allow for new mobile food vendor as a temporary use. A By-law authorizing a temporary use can be in effect for a period of up to three years. This application requests the use for a three year period. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning amendment in relation to other lands within the municipality. ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/ or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. If you wish to be notified after a decision regarding the zoning amendment has been made, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the Town of Perth. If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Corporation of the Town of Perth in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Town of Perth before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the Ontario Munici-

Approximate location of lands subject to zoning change Background materials may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at the Town Hall and a copy of the draft By law will be available no later than one week before the meeting. Please call in advance to arrange an appointment. Dated at the Town of Perth This 6th day of July, 2011 Lauren Walton, Clerk Town of Perth, 80 Gore St. E. Perth, ON, K7H 1H9 Tel: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613 267-5635

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The true value of a free-fishing weekend


here has long been a rather strange tension between two groups one might expect to share common goals, if not common means for reaching those goals. For simplicity sake we will label one group “environmentalists” and the other “conservationists.” Both want the best for nature. However, generally speaking, environmentalists prefer a hands-off approach. So long as humans don’t get involved in natural processes, or at the very least remove themselves from processes that have become horribly corrupted, nature will rehabilitate itself. Conservationists, again generally speaking, prefer taking a management role. People should make use of the bounty offered on Earth. Obviously there is much overlap. Not all environmentalists spend their time in large cities lobbying governments to prevent even good work getting done to restore wilderness areas. And not all conservationists release their catch, so to speak. There are less than ideal candidates on both sides. Still, we champion many of the activities that are conceived and administered by conservationists. One such activity, Ontario Family Fishing Week, officially ended last Sunday. Ontario Family Fishing Week is a chance for families that wouldn’t normally consider spending time in Canada’s great outdoors to pick up a rod and reel and hit the water. It is the one week of the summer that fishing licences are unnecessary. There are also a number of programs offered that teach people how to tie a line, that loan tackle, and remove other barriers. This is not to mention the hundreds of contests and derbies across the province. We could wax on about how fishing is a great way for families to spend time together; about how fishing is a great way to spend solitary time on the water, maybe contemplating life or letting all the stress of life slide away. We could also talk about how the economic spinoff from non-commercial sport fishing does wonders for rural economies. But we won’t delve deeply into the reasons conservationists are right when it comes to fishing (when practised in moderation). Suffice to say the best way to save the environment is the age-old ‘use it or lose it’ principle. Only those who make use of, thus benefit from, the environment understand its true value.

Local Landmark

In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture by emailing with the subject line, “Local Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! Marilyn Emery was the winner of last week’s local landmark, which was a garden on the Tay Canal near Mexicali Rosa’s. This week’s local landmark is a good place to visit Grandma and Grandpa.

Perth Courier

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Cottage decor


e now have a very smart half bathroom at the cottage. A long-awaited promise from my granddaughter and her partner to renovate it, has been recently completed and, my goodness, they did put a lot of work into it. All new chrome fittings, lamp, blinds and a spectacular new wall mirror, off-set by three neatly aligned paintings of calla lilies, have raised the general standard of cottage decor no end. A visiting friend some time ago, when the little loo had a wobbly seat and the wall paint was a tad splashy, ignored all this but looked at our ancient church pew in the arrival zone, complete with its row of matching baskets tucked underneath bearing labels saying “games,” “recipes,” “maps,” etc., and suggested that we should contact a decorating magazine and have the place featured. The two small bedrooms that flank the newly refurbished washroom are hardly examples of smart decor. One contains a closet full of life jackets and old cast-off water shoes in all sizes. The chest of drawers is filled with swim-wear for anyone to borrow... everything from bikinis to large, expanding ladies’ cozies, plus trunks in all sizes. A row of Frisbees hang above a box of small toys to amuse little kids on rainy days. Opposite, in the other small bedroom, you are greeted by a large laundry bin

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BENDELL Settled In overflowing with multi-coloured water noodles, plus a hamper of balls and another filled with snorkelling gear. All very colourful and lively but not exactly smart decor. At this time of the year I usually mention in this column ways to keep visiting kids happy, so let’s recap: a selection of small goldfish bowls and fishing nets plus any other clear glass bowls or vases that can be turned into underwater gardens, or to hold collected shells and interesting stones. When I cut the tops off carrots I save one or two and put them in a flat-bottomed bowl with a splash of water. Gradually they sprout and, lo and behold, you have a little desert island scene. We also have a growing collec-

tion of plastic dinosaurs which currently roam around the front flowerbeds. Another idea you may find intriguing for little kids, is to collect tiny jars with screw-topped lids, the sort that come with small samples of jam are ideal, and let each child fill one with tiny treasures. First of all they write their name, age and the current date on a slip of paper and in it goes. Then they add a few cents and any little odds and ends that take their fancy. It might be a few beads or a polished pebble – nothing valuable, just little momentos to seal up tightly and bury somewhere outside. Last year a tiny jar appeared along the shoreline containing the name of our oldest granddaughter, now an adult, but hidden away years ago with tiny, carefully chosen items, which brought smiles and happy memories. We do have two annually repeated rules at the cottage: all children must tell an adult if they are going in the water and when they come out, no wet bottoms on beds or upholstery. Otherwise, just relax and enjoy yourselves and especially our newly refurbished half bathroom, which I must admit, did need an update. Although I’m a bit alarmed to learn that my granddaughter has put its upgrading, stage by stage, on Facebook, at least no-one was using the loo at the time.

I ‘heart’ Lost Harbour


y oh my. It seems as if it was only a couple of weeks ago that the kids used to go to school. Oh yeah. It was. School’s out and now we are playing a 68-day game of “Let’s hang with Mommy!” Mommy works from home. Rather, Mommy “tries” to work from home. How’s that going for Mommy, anyway? Well, let’s just say it’s...interesting. Back when I was really new at this Mommy thing, I used to read lots of blogs about and by WAHMs – Work At Home Moms (as opposed to SAHMs – Stay At Home Moms) about the challenges and rewards of working from home. My mom was a SAHM. Probably I will never truly understand how great it was to have a mom waiting for us every day after school because it is all I have ever known. After my first baby was born, I remember hitting the six-week mark and being amazed by the fact that in the United States that is all the maternity leave some moms get. I wouldn’t have wanted to go back to work full time after six weeks. Being self-employed, though, meant no maternity leave at all (at that time). Fortunately, I could modify and manage my schedule and work back into things. It wasn’t always easy (lots of evenings and weekends spent working while Dad was home). Even now, being a WAHM might mean I am physically present at home, but it also means the TV might be on more while Mommy “just has to do this one little thing.” Grass is always greener, right? Parents who work away from



Past Deadline home often wish they had more time with the kids, while some of us who work at home greet more time with a tinge of trepidation. Fortunately, grandparents, babysitters, play dates and day camps are part of our lives. This summer has been interesting so far – all 14 days or so of it. My kids are much more mobile this year – they’re older and they can visit neighbourhood friends without always needing Mommy in tow. They also nap less (read: not at all) and go to bed later than they used to, which means less quiet time for Mommy. They have vast vocabularies, too, which they try out on each other and on me at various pitches and with varying degrees of success. When the sibling rivalry or the boundary pushing goes a bit too far, then Mommy pulls out her Repertoire of Threats. (At this point I am picturing a large heavy book with gilded pages and gold-embossed lettering, complete with monks chanting instructions about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. Sor-

ry. Monty Python hiccup there.) Suffice it to say there is no book. All that’s really there is a sketchy assembly of threats tucked in my addled brain about cancelled play dates and computer prohibitions – but one has to be extraordinarily careful that one doesn’t threaten more than one After all, one of the Golden Rules of Parenting, aside from giving instructions about not running with scissors (which I actually had to do just the other day), is to follow through. You threaten, you make it so. Another Golden Rule (there should be a gold-embossed instruction manual with every child) is to be consistent, and that doesn’t mean you should consistently present empty threats. You do that too many times and you just might need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch after all (what IS this woman babbling about?). Since school ended (did I mention it was about 14 days ago), I have found myself reaching repeatedly into my repertoire to try to remember the name of the, ahem, summer camp I threatened to send the kids to last year when the going got occasionally tough. I checked a column from about this time last year and there it was: Lost Harbour Summer School and Military Camp. Lost Harbour (tee hee!) is a magical, faraway place where kids stay for many weeks and where the program consists of four hours of school each day followed by marching and building walls out of heavy rocks. I haven’t had to play that ohso-believable (ha!) card yet, but it’s early, and there are still some work deadlines to navigate before Sept. 6.

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Dear Editor, As a small businessman of 40 years duration, the last couple of years have been very difficult. Jack Layton says that he favours small businesses, but is against corporate tax cuts, not realizing that my small family business is incorporated and doesn’t need a tax cut in order to grow, but rather needs a tax cut to survive. Then the postal strike and subsequent lock out. Recently, a columnist in one of Ottawa’s daily papers criticized the Conservative government for stepping in, arguing that by doing so the government is destroying collective bargaining by forcing a settlement. She compares this to the airlines settlement. She is mistaken. Not a valid comparison in my view. Postal collective bargaining went on for some seven months and arrived at an impasse. Further negotiations and the post office wouldn’t budge, so the workers went on rotating

strikes. Continued bargaining. The workers wouldn’t budge. Lockout. All very logical consequences of a stalemate. What to do when collective bargaining is going nowhere and, in the meantime, very grave economic conditions have been created for small businesses. Wait for more stalling and dithering around while arbitration is sought and agreed on? Not every business is of the size of Lee Valley Tools which can kiss the post office goodbye and make a deal with UPS. We need the service sooner rather than later. After those many months, more than enough time was allowed for bargaining and it was evident neither side was budging, and neither side was even listening to one another. If you are elected to govern, then just do it. Sincerely, Jim Deacove RR 4 Perth

Kilt Run a first-class event Dear Editor, I wanted to commend the organizers and volunteers of the Perth Kilt Run that took place July 2. I have participated in several runs locally and this event was by far the best organized. There were plenty of restrooms with handwash stations; rarely seen at organized runs; volunteers were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and the course

was well-marked with both mile and kilometre signs. In addition, the entertainment was excellent and after the run there was ample supply of water, snacks and barley-based refreshments. Congrats and thanks to Perth Kilt Run organizers and volunteers for providing a first-class five-mile run. Scott Dunlop Carleton Place

Doesn’t red light mean stop? Dear Editor, As a senior, most of my time out in Perth is as a pedestrian. As a child in Ottawa, I was taught that a red light meant stop, a green meant go. Twice in the last two days while crossing Wilson Street to visit the mall,

vehicles have driven through on full red lights. Perhaps the presence of a police car occasionally in the vicinity would help end this problem. Trudy Lavoie Perth


Nature not kind to its own

mong the many lessons to be learned while poking around the woods and waterways of this great country of ours is that when it comes to a one-on-one situation, Nature has no conscience. It begins with one young grouse of the new season being taken while the rest of the covey escapes. It ends with an old buck deer too slow to elude a predator, too frail to put up more than a token fight. The hard fact remains that in the world of wildlife, no one bird or animal ever dies of old age. I thought of this the other day when Wendy and I discovered a big garter snake trying to swallow a too-big-for-it toad. Usually snakes select their prey pretty well to the size that they can safely swallow. Thus, to those unfamiliar with snakes, the victim often appears larger than the reptile’s mouth capacity. But snakes have a built-in feature to take care of this problem. Their jaws unhook at the joint to allow the larger would-be meal to be swallowed whole. Yet the toad we found was so large for the snake’s mouth that the prey and predator had reached a stalemate. The snake had completely swallowed one of the toad’s back legs but was stopped from swallowing any more of the warty one by its other leg. I carefully picked up the locked pair, hoping the snake would release its grip on the unfortunate amphibian. I should have known better. Snakes have a series of sharp bony structures in their mouth and throat that not only help in the capture of their prey, but prevent it from moving any way but inward. Faced with such a


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors problem, separating the two without hurting either one was not going to be easy. Finally I worked the tip of my finger into the snake’s mouth parting the toad’s leg from some of the sharp grippers. Now, as I applied some pressure to the toad’s body, I gradually separated more of the holding mechanism. With my finger thrust into the reptile’s throat, I could feel the sharp tines grasping my skin. The toad merely sat there and blinked. Then I remembered the best way we’ve found to get porcupine quills out of a dog’s mouth was to twist and pull them at the same time. It’s not easy, but it sure helps as the barbs tend to lose some of their holding qualities when rolled in this way. It worked in this case too, for in another minute the toad’s leg was completely free. The snake and the toad were released unharmed some distance apart. I asked Dr. Robert Stewart,

a former professor at Queen’s University, what would have been the outcome if we had not discovered the toad’s plight. “You probably got them apart at the right time, otherwise the snake’s digestive juices would have worked on the toad’s leg and finally severed it completely. The toad would have survived but would have had to move about on only three legs,” he said. Such happenings are probably commonplace in the outdoors around us, yet it is only when we see them first hand do we realize how rough the natural world really can be. When you observe a raccoon, for instance, with a bob tail or a beaver with a chunk out of its paddle-like tail, you wonder whether it was a domestic fight or a predator that caused the problem. After viewing the kills of several deer brought down by coyotes, I’m convinced the victims were not dispatched in a quick and humane way. Further evidence of this was verified by a Parks Canada warden. He watched a pair of coyotes pull down a young buck on the St. Lawrence River ice several winters ago. But instead of killing it outright, they actually played with the stricken animal in the manner of a cat with a mouse. The brush wolves, as they are commonly called, would walk away some distance from the deer. Then, as soon as the buck struggled to get up, they would return and attack it again. This went on for an hour or more until the man finally made his way to a safe shooting position and humanely dispatched the anguished deer.

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Happy campers make annual visit to local site Couple says weekends simply aren’t enough when it comes to the great outdoors BY KASSINA RYDER

For some people, camping is a fun thing to do on vacation or on weekends. Suzanne Taillon and her husband love camping so much, they decided to do it full time. “We love this way of living,” said Taillon. “It’s stress-free.” Ten years ago, Taillon and her husband decided to give up their house in Smiths Falls and spend as much time as possible camping. Selecting Last Duel Park in Perth as their new home, the pair lives in the park from the moment it opens in May until it closes in October. Once the season is over, they find a place to rent for the winter until it’s time to camp again. Taillon said after living in the park for a decade, she wouldn’t choose any other lifestyle. “I don’t think I could go back,” she said The couple decided on Last Duel Park because of its tranquility, as well as its proximity to downtown Perth, Taillon said. “It’s like you’re out in the

country once you get into the campground,” she said. Taillon said she grew up camping with her parents and siblings and often took her children camping as well. Her eight grandchildren – fourth generation campers – visit Taillon and her husband at the campground. Jim Niblock, senior superintendent of parks and facilities for the Town of Perth, said at least 20 campsites are booked as seasonal. “Surprisingly, a lot of them are local,” he said. “It’s almost like a cottage property to some.” Niblock said this season is starting to pick up after being slower than usual in May. He said wet weather contributed to the lack of campers, but the upcoming Stewart Park Festival will certainly make up for it. “We’re just sort of hitting our season now,” he said. “Next week is the Stewart Park Festival so that will bring in a lot.” Kathy Sauvé, superintendent for Sharbot Lake and Silver Lake provincial parks, said May was also a slow month for the

Photo by Kassina Ryder

Suzanne Taillon relaxes in front of her camper at Last Duel Park on July 8. Taillon and her husband live in the park all season long. two parks. However, June was busier this year than last year, she reported.

Both parks were completely booked during the Canada Day weekend. More than 5,000 people visited

Silver Lake in May and June, and the same number visited Sharbot Lake, Sauvé said. Both parks usually see approximately 30,000 visitors each season. Sauvé also said she observed an increase in young families camping this year. “It’s certainly nice to see the younger people being exposed to camping,” she said. “We’ve always been very family oriented; I just seemed to notice it more this year.” At Murphys Point Provincial Park, superintendent Curtis Thompson said he hasn’t noticed much of a change over last year. Between 55,000 and 60,000 people visit the park each season, on average. Thompson said the nice weather during June and July definitely brought in campers. “The July long weekend certainly was ideal,” he said. “We were 100 per cent occupied.” While some people are content to spend the occasional weekend enjoying Perth area parks, it’s simply not enough for Taillon. “This is home,” she said.

Participants thrilled with donation BY ROSANNE LAKE

The Perth Police lent a huge helping hand last week, dolling out $500 to the Perth Day Camp. The money was raised through proceeds from the Perth Police Association Golf Tournament. Campers and counsellors of Perth Day Camp were so thrilled with the donation that they went for a tour of Photo by Rosanne Lake the Police and Fire Services building Perth Police hosted a large group of day campers last week who toured the Perth Police last week to personally meet and say and Fire Services building to say thank you for a donation made by the police association. thank you to the Perth Police for the association’s donation to the summer

camp program. “It’s the third year that the association’s support has helped to make our camp a great experience for everyone involved,” said Megan Crowe, director of Perth Day Camp. She said that with such generous donations the camp is able to take part in activities within and beyond the community that offer exceptional experiences for all of the campers. Crowe also said the camp extends its gratitude to all of the community organizations and businesses “who contribute to making our camp one-ofa-kind.” 480896

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The award winners from Glen Tay Public School were: Valedictorians - Emily Richardson, Sarah Noonan; Athletic Award – Sierra Coard, Jeff Huskinson, Byron McCormick; Most Improved (Balderson Women’s Institute) – Napatsie Lucassie, Masie Peters; Citizenship (Perth Civitan) – Rebecca Frank, Melissa Radcliffe; Student Leadership (Ontario Principal’s Council) – Sarah Noonan, Emily Richardson; Character Always (Trustee’s Award) – Rebecca Frank; Teacher’s Award – Keeley Bowes, Ryan Dowdall; Top Academic (William Rusdale Award) – Emily Richardson; Geography – Sierra Coard; English – Emily Richardson; Science – Max Doyle; History – Melissa Radcliffe; Mathematics (Bethel Women’s Institute) – Sierra Coard, Nick Dobbie; French – Keely Bowes; Art – Sierra Coard; Music – Emily Richardson and Sean Fleming.


Farmersville Exhibition July 15(eve), 16, & 17, 2011 Featuring International Harvester Ontario Chapter 20 Vintage Tractors, Trucks and Equipment And All Other Makes Main Events Steve Curtis & Bettin’ The Farm 6:00-9:00pm, Friday Evening Saturday & Sunday Grounds Open 9:00am

Steam Engines in Operation

THE STEWART SCHOOL The Stewart School celebrated Grade 8 Graduation with pomp and ceremony on Monday, June 27th, 2011. The graduates were: Leaha Adam, Sabrina Asselstine, James Balfour, Travis Barber, James Bell, Lindsay Bell, Caleb Button, Taylor Cafley, Meghan Card, Jordan Carl, Sarah Clarke, Amy Covell, Patrick Dupuis, Kendra Durnin, Aaron Eliopoulos, Mackenzie Erwin, Matthew Ferguson, Madeleine Field-Green, Joseph Freund, Katelynn Graham, Eli Hansen, Tyler Hawkins, Frieda Hodgins, Timothy Hodgins, Brooks Knapton, Hayley Larmon-Code, Melissa Lavigne, Riley Leblanc, Stella MacDonald, Sidney MacKenzie, Kyla MacKinnon, Cole Massey, Isaac Matthews-Hanna, Jake McArthur, Lance McIntosh, Taylor McMullin, Tony Murray, Silas Murray, Nicole Nagasar, Donivan Nowakowski, Meredith Parkinson, Wednesday Parnell, Taylor Peters, Kimberley Pritchard, Wren Puckett, Tom Rasmussen, Dana Reckenberg, Jackson Rexe, Tyler Richer, Alexander Richmond, Hayden Richmond, Leah Ross, Brandon Saunders, Kelly Schilling, Megan Sergeant, Victoria Snyder, Andrea Stocker, Dayna Stone, Martin Treffers, Troy Vandusen, Maia Williams and Claire Willmer.

Contacts: Exhibition Co-Chairmen Bob Croxall 924-9680, Peter Vanderlinden 613-498-7606 Admission: Adults $10.00 good for the weekend, Children 12 & under free.



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Vintage Machinery, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles Boats and Motors, Craft Fair Festive Gardens under Special Occasion Permit Special Events – Sat July 16th Shriners Breakfast 7-10:30am Vintage Tractor Pull - 12:00 pm start Music by Dennis Whitteker & Country Comrades in afternoon Special Events – Sun July 17th Shriners Breakfast 7:00-10:30 I81 Horse Draw - 11:00 am start TO SYRACUSE Music by Cnty Rd 5 in afternoon NEWYORK On Site Camping available

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The Dorothy Griffith Memorial Golf Tournament

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 • Perth Golf Course Summer is now here and what better way to enjoy our beautiful weather than by getting a group of friends, clients or business associates together for a game of golf at the stunning Perth Golf Course! We are quickly selling out, so don’t be disappointed! Our prices have stayed the same this year $110 + HST. This price includes Golf, cart, dinner and most on course games! Once again there will be prizes and raffles along with a live auction. To register:

Sponsorship Opportunities and Donations for the Dorothy Griffith Memorial Golf Tournament

34 Herriott St., Perth, ON, K7H 1T2 Old Firehall with Hose Tower, beside the Library Voice: 613.267.3200 Fax: 613.267.6797 E-mail: welcome@ Website: President: Jack McTavish

Thanks to the generosity of our members, the Dorothy Griffith Memorial Golf tournament is a huge success and raises enough money to allow the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce to operate year round promoting business, economic development and tourism in Perth & area. We are once again calling on you to help make this year’s tournament a success. A hole sponsorship or donation means that your business name will get great exposure at the tournament as well as in all promotional materials such as newsletters and newspaper ads

Thank You to those who have already so generously sponsored the tournament and donated prizes: Hole/ Specialty Sponsors

A&B Ford Sales Ltd., Abacus Catering, Algonquin College Heritage Institute, Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer, BirTee Pro, Brown Shoe Company of Canada Ltd., Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands, Decorating by Design, Dixon Automotive, Leo Adams Investments Inc., Linden Financial Planning, Little Rays Reptiles, Mike Fair Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Inc., Paws Oasis, Performance Printing/EMC, Perth Courier/Metroland Media, RBC Commercial Banking (Scott Rintoul), RBC Dominion Securities (Jim Noble), Rivington and Associates Commercial Division Inc., Scotiabank, Tackaberry Sand & Stone, Tunnock Consulting Ltd., Victory Farms Alpacas

Prize Donations

Albert at Bay Suites Hotel (Ottawa), Ambassador Suites, (Kingston), Best Western Victoria Park (Ottawa), Blue Heron Golf Course, Burns Jewellers, Classic Theatre Festival, Embers, Foodsmiths, Ground Waves, Hillier & Associates Financial Planning, Lambden Windows and Doors, Leo Adams Investments Inc., Little Rays Reptiles, Linden Financial Planning, Mike Fair Cheverolet, Buick GMC Cadillac Inc., Nedco, Paws Oasis, Perth Home Hardware Building Centre, Prodecal, Rideau Canal Boat Tours, Saunders Farm, Special Occasions, The Beach House Massage & Bodyworks, Tranquility Spa on the Rideau, TV Cogeco, Vincor Canada

Live Auction Donation

We Welcome One Of Our Two Summer Students My name is Leanne Desjardine and I am one of two summer students at the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce this summer. I graduated from PDCI before moving to Toronto this past September to study Business Management at Ryerson University. I have held a number of positions within the Perth community; some may know me from Foodsmiths, the Royal Bank, and Hillside Gardens. I enjoy working with the public and have strong organizational skills which I hope to further develop during my time here. I look forward to spending my summer at the Chamber and learning a lot more about Perth and District! ** The Chamber will be welcoming its other summer student, Kelsey Whyte in mid July.

The live auction is an exciting part of the day. Are you interested in being a live auction sponsor? Or do you have a great idea for a live auction item? Let us know! We are looking for items such as a cottage stay, hockey tickets, golf and ski packages …. The list could go on! If you would like to be part of our live auction please call us!

For all sponsorship inquiries as well as any prize donations please call Jordan at 613-267-3200 or email

Le Grand Tour Desjardins 2011 is coming our way! August 6th!! (Submied by Le Grand Tour Desjardins) The 18th edition of Le Grand Tour Desjardins which is organized by Vélo Québec. Events and will take place in Ontario for the first time is being held from August 6th to12th. A total of 2000 participants are expected to take part in this cycling event. The tour will start and finish in Brockville, and stop in Perth, Napanee, Belleville and Kingston. Cyclists will be riding about 80 to 120 km each day. Organizing such an event requires a lot of time and attention your cooperation is essential. This kind of organization is not possible without the support of the municipalities the tour goes through. The Grand Tour will stopover Perth on Saturday, August 6th 2011. The cyclists will spend a night on the site of the Colon Farm and the St-John Catholic High School. Booth spaces will be available for vendors, if you are interested in promoting your business to the participants. The participants always appreciate any promotional items such as contests, draws or discounts. For example, last year The Grand Tour was held in New York State. The stakeholders of the town of Lake George and the Town of Ticonderoga held a draw for a prize which was a weekend for two in a hotel of their respective regions. This kind of contest is very popular amongst the cyclists. Interested parties should contact Maxime St. Laurent by email at


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH Personnel People (written and submitted by Personnel People)

The Personnel People is an employment agency that has been assisting local area business’ in filling permanent and temporary employment positions for nearly thirty years, since 1982. Their clients have access to a database of hundreds of personnel with excellent proven work ethics, which may be transferred directly to your payroll after a sixmonth period. The Personnel People will facilitate the permanent placement process for your business if you wish. They will put together an anonymous advertisement in a newspaper of your choice. Their staff will sift through the hundreds of resumes that respond to the advertisement. Each resume is categorised, screened, short-listed, reference checked, and if required set up and issue pertinent skill testing. The Personnel People will then arrange appointments to your specifications for final interviews. These interviews can be held at your place of business or ours. You simply pay a small finder’s fee. The Personnel People guarantee to precisely match the best employee, to be a perfect fit to your office or organisation. No position is too small or too large. They have personnel to fill clerical positions such as reception, secretarial, bookkeeping, medical office and legal. They also can fulfill labour requirements such as carpentry, masonry, construction, welding, forklift, demolition, manufacturing, janitorial, and general labour. Please contact The Personnel People for any of your employment needs. For more information please visit their web site at and call us at 613-267-2670.

Visit our Interactive Touch Screen Tourism Kiosks featuring the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce website in two downtown locations at: Shadowfax: 67 Foster St. and Fortin Consulting: 94 Gore St. E.

We Welcome Our Newest Members Roto-Static Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning 246 Lawford’s Lane, Perth Contact: Steve Rawlings 613-264-1407 Carpet and upholstery cleaning, KD cloths, Green Cleaning, solutions, supplies

Window Medics of Lanark County 100 Queen Charlotte, Richmond, Ont. Contact: Stefan Meinert 613-620-1230 Window Defogging, restoration, caulking, screens

The Creative Players Music School 111 Ferrier Street,Perth Contact: Shari Tallon 613-876-0293 Music lessons, Special Needs, Summer Theatre Camps, piano, guitar, voice

Rivington Rally Honda 12438 Hwy. 15 North, Smiths Falls Contact: 613 283-1880 Sales and Service

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Drinking water rules should be made locally, says CAO Don’t defer to Toronto on sewage policy, Knowles tells committee BY GEOFF DAVIES

A 16-member committee of municipal, economic and public interests has approved draft policies to regulate local sewage systems, but at least one member raised objections on how much say the provincial government will get. The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee, which met July 7 in Carleton Place, is charged with crafting locally driven policies to protect sources of drinking water in the Mississippi and Rideau watersheds. The committee is looking at 21 different categories of drinking water threats, including the storage and management of agricultural materials, road salt, fuel and snow. At their latest monthly meeting, they discussed and approved draft policies for potential and existing threats from sewage systems.

The six listed threats include discharge from sewage plants, the storage of sewage at the Munster lagoon, and the storage of untreated stormwater in retention ponds. In these three cases, the committee recommended leaving it up to the provincial Ministry of the Environment to amend its policies and rules. “I’m hesitant to see that done,” said Paul Knowles, chief administrative officer of Carleton Place, who voiced his concerns during discussions. “The (provincial government) set up these committees all across the province to have local input and local control, to look at the local circumstances and decide on the regulations locally. And we’re just going to say to Toronto, you just make them up.” Knowles made this point during discussions of storage ponds for untreated stormwater, such as the one featured in the presentation he gave on

sewage works and potential threats in Carleton Place. For these ponds, the approved draft policy – which will go through four more rounds of review and consultation before final approval – recommends the ministry keeps the local water-protection authority informed on its decisions and policy-changes. “We will have the final say locally on what our regulation is…And (the Ministry of the Environment) can go ahead and institute whatever rules they feel like on top of that,” Knowles said. While the committee’s regulations, once approved and implemented, may serve as a minimum standard, the ministry has the option of implementing additional rules. But that’s not something the ministry should be encouraged to do, Knowles said. “The whole reason we (the committee) even exist is to develop local interest. If that

wasn’t important then they never should have created the committees in the first place,” said Knowles. The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee is one of 19 committees in Ontario created by the Clean Water Act after the tragedy in Walkerton, Ont., where seven people died from exposure to an E. coli-contaminated water supply. Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, the local committee’s co-project manager, said the recommendation has more to do with leaving technical decisions to the experts, than with surrendering local say. “We’re not stormwater experts,” she said, referring to the retention pond policy that prompted Knowles’ remarks. “We’re looking at 21 threats, but we’re not the technical experts on the 21 different threats…So if it’s the ministry that currently reviews certificates of approval for stormwa-

ter (retention ponds), than it makes sense to rely on their technical expertise.” Ministry liaison Mary Wooding declined to comment on Knowles’ remarks, but emphasized that airing the concerns of representatives from various sectors was part of the intention behind creating the committee. Formed in October 2007, the committee crafts policies for the Mississippi and Rideau watersheds that will affect areas immediately surrounding the 12 municipal water sources in the area, or almost two per cent of the roughly 8,000 square-kilometre area, said CasgrainRobertson. The final product will be a Source Protection Plan, due to be submitted to the provincial government by August 2012. If approved by the government, it would become a package of laws impacting provincial, municipal and other activities in the watershed.

Know when to use the hospital emergency department ness of your illness. Triage is a method used by both nurses and ambulance paramedics to determine how life-threatening a patient’s condition is. How soon you are seen by a doctor will depend on how sick or how badly injured you are, not by time of arrival. The sickest patients are seen first. If your condition worsens while you are waiting, it’s important to let the triage nurse know. Patients with non-urgent conditions should be prepared to wait.

Dr. Alan Drummond, co-director, ER Department, said, “People often feel frustrated when they come to the Emergency Department because they aren’t aware that the most critical or seriously injured people must be treated first. In our busy department, this can result in some people with minor conditions having to wait several hours to see a physician.” By being prepared, patients can take a proactive approach to managing their

own health care which could help them either avoid an emergency visit completely, or greatly improve their experience if they do need emergency care over the holidays. On behalf of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, its doctors, nurses and support personnel, we appreciate your patience and understanding. Submitted by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital



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and vomiting and will not eat or drink; • When a baby under six months of age has a fever over 38.5 C or 101 F If you are still unsure as to whether to go to an Emergency Department, call Telehealth Ontario, at 1-866-797-0000, toll-free telephone health advice line. Registered nurses are there 24 hours a day to offer advice, after asking a battery of questions on your current health status. They will suggest you may be able to self-heal, can wait to make a doctor’s appointment, or advise going to an Emergency Department immediately. As well, many physicians’ offices prefer their patients to contact them before going to an Emergency Department or walk-in clinic for after-hours care. Check with your physician to find out what after-hour services they can provide. Unlike other services, when you arrive at the Emergency Department, you will not be seen on a first come, first served basis. A triage nurse will see you first to determine the acuity or serious-

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To go to the Emergency Department or not is often a question we have when we’re feeling unwell at home. Our Hospital Emergency Departments are extremely busy and there may be a wait of several hours for patients who do not have a life-threatening condition. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether your problem is serious or not. Here are some examples of when you should go to the Emergency Department or call 911. • When you are experiencing chest pains or tightness in the chest; • When you have severe pain; • When you have sudden, worsening or unexplained shortness of breath; • When a person is choking or having difficulty breathing; • When you think you may have fractured or broken a bone or have a wound that may need stitches; • When you have sudden, severe headaches, vision problems, sudden weakness, trouble speaking, dizziness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg; • If your child has diarrhea

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July 14, 2011 - THE PERTH COURIER - A11


Doggy bank finds home in Perth

Hugh Saunderson, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind user and v o l u n t e e r, stands with Gord Jones, owner of Giant Tiger, beside the store’s new plastic guide dog fundraising tool in Perth.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind now at Giant Tiger



53 Herriott St., Perth In Code’s Mill overlooking Stewart Park 613-267-1304

Thursday, July 28, 2011 9 am to 8 pm Picton Fairgrounds Over 200 jurored vendors Free parking Wheelchair accessible Home-style lunches, dinners, snacks Adults $3, Under 12 free


Contact Tracy for assistance with your severances and land use planning projects.


Proceeds to Womens Institute community work


28th Annual

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Memorial Service


Highland Line Cemetery

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McDonalds Corners Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 24 • 4 p.m. BVM Hall, Stanleyville

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FINE DINING & PUB MENU SUNDAY BRUNCH with Live Jazz 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 20 Draughts from Around the World EXTENSIVE WINE LIST

Sandwiches • Flatbread Salads • Soups Fresh-baked cookies & muffins All-Day Breakfast Eat-in or take-out 8 subs under 6 grams of fat


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Perth Mews Mall • 80 Dufferin Street 613-264-8786 Mon. - Thurs. & Sat. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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

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Visit us at Perth Restaurant where Judy and the staff will welcome you with a smile! We’ll pour you a nice hot cup of coffee while you decide what you would like for breakfast. Whether it’s just toast and jam or you’re hungry for steak and eggs, we’ll cook it up just the way you like it and serve it with a smile. The best part is we serve breakfast all day! Perth Restaurant has a wonderful selection of Italian dishes and of course our famous home made fresh pizza! You will find what you crave ,Greek souvlaki either pork or chicken your choice served on a bed of fluffy rice next to a crisp Greek salad, a juicy steak with your choice of sides. Maybe you want seafood, try our Fish & chips or the Rainbow trout or perhaps fillet of sole. There is something for everyone at Perth Restaurant, we have 13 varieties of fresh sandwiches to choose from and a good selection of wraps. If you want that “down home feeling” you’ll find it with one of our hot sandwich plates which include a hot vegetable and your choice of potato. We always have a hot bowl of homemade soup to warm you up on cold or rainy day. Bring the whole family! Perth Restaurant is a real old time family restaurant with cozy booths and stools at the counter. We have a great Junior / Senior menu for those with a smaller appetite. We are sure you will find all your favourites. Treat everyone to a slice of homemade pie just like grandma used to make or some creamy rice pudding. Take your taste buds on a trip down memory lane with an old fashioned milkshake or an ice cream float. Perth Restaurant is an after hours hot spot during the Stewart Park Festival, come join us for a great time great music and some great pizza! Ask about our party rooms. We cater, we clean up, you have fun!

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Hugh Saunderson knows the importance of the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind program. “If I didn’t have a guide dog, I’d basically be housebound,” said Saunderson, a guide dog user and Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind volunteer. That’s why he and fellow volunteer Bruce Raby were in town recently to unveil the latest fundraising tool for Perth – a plastic, coin-accepting guide dog at Giant Tiger. “Part of our mandate at Giant Tiger is to help any way we can in the community,” said store owner Gord Jones. Donations via the plastic guide dog replicas are huge for the organization, Raby said. “It probably raises 25 or 30 per cent of the total revenues,” Raby said. “It’s an important part of the funds coming in for their operations.” Canadian Tire, Brownlee’s Metro, Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer are homes to three other dogs. “Most donations are nickels and dimes,” Saunderson said. “It’s a very passive way of fundraising, but it’s a very important way.” Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is completely reliant on donations for its funding. The organization does not receive money from the government or from Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Saunderson, who is legally

country would be paired with a dog that had been trained to walk along country roads, while someone residing in a city would be paired with a dog that had been specifically trained to deal with a busy, urban environment. “You have to have that match for a good working team,” Saunderson said. For Saunderson, being a part of Candy’s team is one of the most important things in the world. “It gives me my independence,” he said. “I can go out with the dog and I’m totally safe.” 482163

blind, has owned his guide dog, Candy, for the past four and a half years. He said having Candy with him allows him to be independent. Without her, Saunderson would be completely reliant on other people, such as his wife, to complete simple, daily chores. When the pair arrives at a street corner, Candy assesses the situation to make sure it’s safe to cross. Even if Saunderson disagrees with her decision, Candy is well aware that she knows best. “If I tell her to go and she doesn’t think it’s safe, she’ll turn around and look at me as if to say, ‘are you crazy? There’s a truck coming,’” he said. “It’s the only part of the business where she’s in control. “If she doesn’t think it’s safe, we’re not going anywhere. Otherwise she follows my directions.” Guide dogs are trained at the organization’s national headquarters in Manotick, Ont. Training usually begins when they are between 12 and 18 months old and retire after they’ve worked approximately eight years. Raby said the most common breeds of guide dog are Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers, though Labradoodles (a crossbreed of Labradors and poodles), are becoming more popular. Labradoodles are both non-allergenic and smart, he said. Dog trainers in Manotick try to match guide dogs to their ideal user. A person who lives in the



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Celebrating a century of worship BY ROSANNE LAKE

At the back of St. John’s Anglican Church in Innisville, sits an unassuming shadowbox, propped against the wall. A yellowing black and white photo hangs in the frame, depicting people gathered around a man laying a cornerstone. That man was William Warren, as he was laying the cornerstone for the new St. John Innisville church on Aug. 2, 1911. The trowel he used now sits below the photo, only a little tarnished from 100 years of being marveled. Saturday, June 18 marked a special day at the local church, a century in the making at St. John’s. The church celebrated with a special service, and by welcoming the Right Rev. John H. Chapman, Bishop of Ottawa to help usher in another century of worship. The pews were full of members from St. John’s and St. James’ churches within the Anglican Parish of FranktownInnisville. The service was part of the celebrations planned to mark the event, with a dinner and dance occurring Saturday evening at the Carleton Place Curling Club. Bishop Chapman recognized that paying tribute to 100 years is a significant event in the life of a church, as well as in a community.

“It’s a rare event; I only see one or two such anniversaries celebrated each year,” he said. “Churches like this one are vitally important, especially in a rural community, because they become the centre of that community. “The milestones of life and rites of passages are celebrated and performed within these walls,” he said. “This is a key gathering place.” In addition to paying tribute to the anniversary, Rev. Robyn Cuming also made several presentations to church members as well as acknowledging the $5,500 raised along with sister church, St. James in Franktown to sponsor a room at Cornerstone, an Ottawa facility which provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for homeless women. Carol Burrows, the chair of the Capital Campaign for Cornerstone, said they have just completed construction of a new building which will permanently house 42 women, 20 of whom are seniors. “Both parishes have put a lot of effort into fundraising for this,” Burrows said. “It’s so wonderful to have the support from areas outside of Ottawa.” After the service a cake was cut by Rev. Cuming, Bishop Chapman and the Venerable Jim Roberts, Archdeacon of Lanark and Arnprior, to commemorate the event.

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Rev. Robyn Cuming, The Right Rev. John Chapman, Bishop of Ottawa and the Venerable Jim Roberts, Archdeacon of Lanark and Arnprior, formally cut the cake after celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. John’s Anglican Church in Innisville Saturday.


This month’s program offers four of the most touching, heartwarming films we have ever shown at the Circle. I have not been so excited about our films before as I am about these. When you leave the theatre, expect to be a better human being, prepared to deal with an increasingly unpleasant and grim world out there. The date to mark and

remember for the films is easy to remember this month, because the last Sunday of July is also the very last day of the month as well. THE PIANO Seven-year-old Chloe makes friends with an elderly neighbor who begins to teach her to play the piano; 18 minutes in French with English subtitles.Written and Directed by Raphael Schultz.

BEAUTIFULLY ESTHER When Hungarian immigrant Esther’s husband suddenly collapses, she must decide how to spend the rest of her days; 23 minutes in English.Written by Ricardo Korda and Sara Sugarmann; directed by Ricardo Korda. TOUCH In the isolation of city life, a

connection is sparked between two strangers. This short film about an act of compassion won the Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Florida Film Festival;13 minutes in English, written by Colin Pink and directed by Jen McGowan THE MAN WHO NEVER CRIED At the age of 32, Rafe, a professional clown, has never cried in his life. His father’s death

prompts him to begin an emotional journey; 23 minutes in English. Written and directed by Bradley Jackson. TICKET INFORMATION Tickets to the shows at Myriad Theatre are $2 and this donation will go toward theatre rental. Films are shown the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Contact Jim Deacove 613 267-4819 or email

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Legion Scene when he A 100-Mile was a judge, Dinner for and is now Accessibililiving in ty FundraisKingston. ing ComIf your mittee will membertake place ship dues on Saturday, are not paid October 1. for the year “The 1002011, please Mile Diet” is a well- 244 Legion Scene c o n s i d e r known book “To belong is to serve” paying now. Either conby Alisa tact the Smith and J.B. MacKinnon about branch, or visit our eating locally, and has website listed below to inspired thousands to find out the amount. change the way they Don’t lose your years of eat. Come and sample continuous service. the locally raised and Days of Yore … produced food with us. From The Perth CouLegion barbecues for accessibility fundrais- rier, October 3, 1946: ing are scheduled for “Six members of Perth July 22, August 5, Au- branch, Canadian Legust 19 and September gion, together with representatives of branch2. The committee ap- es from Smiths Falls, preciates your support Delta, Athens, Brockof these events so far, ville, all in Zone 25, met and we need members in Athens on Friday eveto keep spreading the ning, Sept. 25, under the chairmanship of Past word. The exhibit honoring Zone Commander E. V. retired Second World Dyke, and P.Z.C. DougWar Artillery Officer, las as secretary.” lawyer, judge and MemDid you know? ber of Parliament, John The Legion has more Matheson, has a special place at the Hall of Re- than 1,500 branches in Canada, the United membrance. On display are the States and Europe, with honorary colonel’s uni- 358,000 members. You form and many artifacts do not have to have milifrom Matheson’s war- tary service to join the time and political years. Legion. More information is When Matheson was an MP, he was mainly available on the memresponsible for obtain- bership page of our ing unity to choose our website listed below. Don’t forget our webCanadian Flag, and wrote the book “Cana- sites: da’s Flag: A Search for and www.hallofremema Country”. He lived in Lest we forget. Perth for many years



Veteran Canadian character actor brings witty whimsy to Classic Theatre Festival Although he won’t be playing any risqué scenes at this summer’s Classic Theatre Festival in Perth, veteran Canadian actor Allan Price does note with a certain whimsical pride that his bare bottom is featured in the cult film Cannibal Girls, a 1973 horror spoof that launched the film career of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and featured soon-to-be-discovered stars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin. This was part of Price’s journey to the status of working actor, which continues in Perth this summer playing the role of the eccentric, tipsy occult researcher Sidney Redlitch in the Classic Theatre Festival’s production of John van Druten’s Bell, Book and Candle (which inspired the TV series Bewitched). The show runs July 8 to 31 at the wheelchair-accessible, air conditioned Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria St. in Perth. Too afraid to audition for high school shows, Price found his stage feet following a failed university romance. Price’s mother, fed up with her heartsick son moping about, pushed him to get involved in something to take his mind off his lovelorn misery. It wasn’t long before he threw himself into a New College adaptation of The Brothers Karamazov at University of Toronto, directed by Basya Hunter, who had studied at the legendary Moscow Art School with theatre icon Constantin Stanislavsky. “She had us do exercises where we were a tree, the wind, a tiger, and I didn’t really get them, but I certainly got hooked on doing theatre,” Price recalls, adding he directed a number of variety shows featuring Bob Rae, currently leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Price also struck up a lifelong friendship with the show’s assistant stage manager, Liz, who soon became his wife. Price also did television work, including the Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour (which starred Lorne Michaels – later a founding producer of Satur-

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Above, Erica Wood and Scott Maudsley (as Gillian Holroyd and Shepherd Henderson) share an intense moment in the romantic comedy, Bell, Book & Candle. At right, Allan Price (as Sidney Redlitch) gestures onstage. day Night Live) and featured the likes of Gilda Radner, Alan Thicke, and Dan Ackroyd. With a young family and bills to pay, Price had to juggle his love of acting with his day jobs. Those economic pressures forced Price out of professional theatre for a time, but when his wife saw how miserable he was in the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. business world, she stepped in, got a computer studies diploma, and entered full time work to allow Price the space to resume his professional acting career. Since then, he has worked across Canada on stage, and in television programs including Queer as Folk, Top Cops, Night Heat, Politics is Cruel, Path to 911, and The Piano Man’s Daughter. “I get a lot of character roles, usually the Jewish doctor or the Jewish lawyer, and once, I did a Yiddish version of The Sunshine Boys,” he says, adding that apart from that niche which has seen him star in Fiddler on the Roof, The Diary of Anne

Frank, and Little Shop of Horrors, he has also handled leading roles in Death of a Salesman, Treasure Island, The Wizard of Oz, and The Fantasticks. Price particularly likes the writing in Bell, Book and Candle, noting “there’s a certain gentleness to it. Its approach to sexuality has a unique charm. So much stuff today is so overt, and we may be missing the wonder. Van Druten maintains that real-life tension, the ‘will they or won’t they’ mystery that makes for such a great story.” Tickets are available at, 1-877-283-1283, or at Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., in Perth. Submitted by The Classic Theatre Festival

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CFUW grant awards to Perth & District students BY JACKIE BOYER There have been so many Canadian Federation University Women (CFUW) occasions over the past three years, in which I have participated and felt so very proud to be part of this vibrant association. The major ones include the annual Heritage Perth Christmas House Tours which fund the Education Awards, donations to the libraries and other education-related grants; the International Women’s Day events which celebrate the advancement of the status of women, while saluting and helping those everywhere who desperately need to improve their situation plus many of our monthly meetings which have brought to the foreground, topics of vital importance to our community and generated action afterwards. These and other events support CFUW’s mandate of promoting quality education, improving the status of women and advocating for social justice, human rights and the environment. However, being part of the CFUW Education Awards process, culminating in the awards presentation evening, is another very special event in which we all feel privileged to take part. After another successful fundraising year, CFUW was pleased to of-

fer financial assistance to several young women at the end of May. All recipients reside in Perth and the surrounding area and are pursuing accredited college, university or equivalent programs. The criteria was mainly based on the need of deserving students who had worked hard to reach their position today and need help to go forward. The well-qualified nomination committee, chaired this year by CFUW vice-president Brenda Ethier, included Anne Ball (who was unable to attend the awards evening), Christine Cordick, Kathryn Glugosh, Maggie Leach, Barb Whitehouse and Jackie Boyer. This year the nomination committee received 20 applications and 16 awards totaling $17,000 were presented to young women from Perth, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Jasper, Carleton Place, McDonald’s Corners, and Maberly. These young women will be attending various institutions, universities and colleges, completing a myriad of degrees and diplomas including, to name a few, Bachelor of Commerce, Veterinary Technology, Hair Stylist Program, Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education, Development Services Worker Program and Honours Recreation and Leisure Studies. Submitted by the Canadian Federation of University Women

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The CFUW Perth and District membership extends its thanks to the nomination committee and wholeheartedly salutes the very worthy recipients of their Education Awards for 2011. We wish everyone a very successful future in their respective chosen paths and careers. Pictured are, from left: (back row) Jackie Boyer, Maggie Leach, Barb Whitehouse, Laura Adrain, Amanda Emon, Kathryn Glugosh, Anna Paul, Susan Kelso; (middle row) Cassaundra Gogo, Suzanne Blair, Laci Findlay, Christine Cordick, Brenda Ethier, Marcy Paradis, Jodi Foster; (front row) Ashley Steele, Gabby Peterka, Emily Beke, Hannah Hofbauer. Absent from the photo were Courtney Sylvester, April Hogan and Rebecca Lintaman.

CP Council encourages others to sign up for solidarity DESMOND DEVOY

Lanark County will never forget 9/11. And Carleton Place Coun. Gary Strike wants to let the people of New York City know that, even a decade later, the people of the county will stand with them in their grief, united against terrorism. Strike is in the midst of getting Canadian flags signed by town councils all over Lanark County,

and he started with Carelton Place town council June 21. He has also gotten signatures from members of the Lanark County ambulance service, Ontario Provincial Police, as well as the police services in Perth and Smiths Falls, and area fire departments as well. It is his hope to present the flags to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sept. 11. Should Bloomberg be unavailable at that busy time, Strike will present the flags to police and

fire stations in downtown New York City. “Last year, we had a dry run and created a flag for the ninth anniversary in Lanark County, signed by emergency services, police, fire departments, ambulance services and the general public,� said Strike. “The flag was then presented to the American embassy in Ottawa. They were truly impressed and appreciative of the presentation and indicated that they would frame the flag and hang it

in the embassy.� The flag was on hand for signing at the Lanark County Association of Police Services Boards meeting in Carleton Place on June 22. Other municipalities have been invited to show their solidarity as well. Strike has sent out emails to mayors across Canada. The first community to respond was Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador. “We couldn’t have got better,� Strike said. “The citizens

of Gander helped out hundreds of stranded passengers whose flights were diverted on Sept. 11, 2001, immediately after the attacks.� Since then, towns and cities as diverse as Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Ottawa, and Charlottetown, PEI, will be holding flag signing ceremonies on Canada Day. While Canadians will of course be wearing red and white on July 1 for our 144th birthday, Strike is also calling on Canadians to wear read on 9/11.

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Students’ business ideas become reality Summer Company selects six young entrepreneurs This year six local students have been selected for the 2011 Summer Company experience in Lanark County/ North Leeds. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to create a business and to be their own boss. The successful local Summer Company students for 2011 are Mike Ritchie of Ritchie’s Landscaping which offers a variety of lawn maintenance services for the Carleton Place area. Friendly and efficient service is top of mind for Ritchie’s Landscaping. For information: 613-253-5025. Jordan Rannells of Creative Sound which offers its clients an innovative way to learn how to play guitar, bass and saxophone. Rannels is running his business out of Merrickville. Creative Sound will teach students ranging from beginner to intermediate skill level. Contact: 613269-3042 Amanda Jordan of Valley Heart Vocal. This company offers children and teens the opportunity to learn how to sing with private voice lessons in Lombardy. Clients will leave with a recording of themselves singing on DVD to take home once they have reached the best of their singing ability. Contact: 613283-0693. Conner Hogue of Guitar 4 Everyone. He offers private guitar lessons in the comfort of the client’s own home. Guitars are available for clients to borrow to practice if they

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Summer Company’s new entrepreneurs include: (left to right) Amanda Jordan, Riley Peters, Conner Hogue, Mike Ritchie and Jordan Rannells. Missing from the picture Kenneth Kaczowoski do not have their own in the Perth and Lanark area. Call for details: 613-259-2016. Kenneth Kaczowoski of Ken’s Wood Pile provides an inexpensive source of cords of red pine firewood for household or campfire needs in and around the Merrickville area. Contact: 269-3836. Riley Peters of RP Cedar & Pine specializes in selling pre-cut cords of cedar and

pine firewood to Perth and area campers. Contact: 613264-0854. The mentors taking part in the 2011 program will provide support and advice through the summer. These mentors are Jennifer Debruin of Articulation Marketing and Communications in Smiths Falls, articulation@ and and Janice

Walter of Town and Country Bookkeeping & Training in Elgin, t_Cbooks@sympatico. ca or The Summer Company Program is an initiative of the Ontario Government and is in place to motivate and educate young people to possibly choose entrepreneurship as a viable career, equip them with the tools neces-

sary to succeed and provide hands-on business training and mentoring. Summer Company is aimed at students between the ages of 15 and 29 in school and returning to school in the fall. The successful students receive an award of up to $1,500 in to help with business startup costs, and a $1,500 award in September upon returning to school; approximately 12 hours of business training; and an opportunity to meet with a local community-mentoring group for support and advice on operating their summer business. The program is in its 11th year promoting entrepreneurship to young enterprising students. This year, there were six successful local students from the Lanark-North Leeds area that will spend their summer being self employed and they will be in good company with approximately 600 other young entrepreneurs across the province. If you would like more information about the Summer Company Program, please contact Cindy James or Shannon Derbyshire at the Lanark-North Leeds Small Business Enterprise Centre at 613-283-7002 ext.108/109 or by email at smallbusiness@ For more information about the Enterprise Centre please check us out online at or join our Facebook page. Submitted by the Summer Company


Lacey’s Furniture thrilled to be a three-time “Readers’ Choice” winner At 40 Main Street East Smiths Falls, home of Lacey’s Furniture, there’s a new stretch of sidewalk and a fully renovated receiving area. A look outside showed that time was taking its toll on Main Street East. When someone suggested interlocking brick for the sidewalk, a local business was chosen to do the work. The newly renovated receiving area not only improves the appearance of the store, but also improves the ability for shipping and receiving. The staff at Lacey’s Furniture strives

to serve the average household, and help customers find what they need. Unlike the big box and discount stores, Lacey’s Furniture carries quality furniture, supporting the Canadian market with Canadian made products, as much as possible. Lacey’s Furniture has the largest mattress centre in the Smiths Falls/Perth area, carrying all of the top brands: Sealy,

Simmons, Serta and Springwall. All sizes are available. If you don’t see what you want, just ask, and see if it can ordered in for you. There is a lot of free parking available in front of the store. Take your time, try that sofa or chair, look at the new innovative coffee table, get a real feel for the furniture of your dreams. Your furniture and your comfort are all part and parcel of

shopping at Lacey’s Furniture. Payment plans are available, with details in store. The plan for the future is to keep right on giving good service to the people of Smiths Falls and the Ottawa valley for many years to come with the brand names people have come to know. Jim Lacey and his staff truely appreciate the Reader’s Choice Award; the vote of confidence given by their customers. Thank you, Jim Lacey and staff

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SATURDAY, JULY 16 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.. Reduced $239,000 765 CHRISTIE LAKE RD. - Neat & tidy, located only a couple of minutes from Perth, this is an ideal location to live. 3+1 Bedrm home is in great condition with lots of features to make it a perfect home for your family. Park like setting provides lots of room for kids to play, great dble det. Garage with wood storage area at back & paved drive. Inside has been well cared for with spacious eat in kitchen with patio door & side door entrance in from driveway. Spacious living rm with lge picture window & newer berber carpeting. 3 Good sized bedrms & 4 pce bath on the main level. Lower level is bright with a warming woodstove & 2 windows in the family room, 3 pce. Bath, 4th bedrm, office/den area plus great storage. Shingles 2010, central vac, 200 amp with 100 amp to garage. Directions: just east of Glen Tay. MLS# 091191601512901 Sheri, 613-812-1215

SATURDAY, JULY 16 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.. $244,000 - 394 KENYON RD. What a lovely setting, sits up on a little knoll with beautiful 6.84 Acre grounds & wooded area surrounding it. Excellent access on paved road only 10 minutes to Perth. This 1536 sq ft log bungalow has seen many updates & renovations completed in the past few years. Very bright & cheery interior with the log walls exposed, new flooring throughout most of both levels. Beautiful fieldstone firepl. With pine mantle highlights the spacious liv rm. Country sized eat-in kitchen has loads of counter & cupboard space & has a new counter top & built-in dishwasher - main level laundry, 2 bedrms & 4 pce bath finish off the main level. Lower level is mostly finished including fam rm with exterior access, bedroom & recreation room (could be 4th bedroom) - 24x24 det gar. + sep. att. garage, gazebo, studio & greenhouse. Directions: Scotch Line to Otty Lk North Shore Rd. Follow to Kenyon Rd. MLS # 091191101021304. Sheri, 613-812-1215

SUNDAY, JULY 17 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 374 WATSON’S CORNERS RD. - $264,900 The setting is gorgeous. Lovely, open concept 15 yr old cedar sided bungalow sitting on 5 ac will surprise you. Lots of updates & care have gone into this home & property over the past few years. Features include hardwd flooring & vaulted ceiling in the liv rm, open kitchen/dining area with oak cabinets & patio door to rear 2 level decking, master bedrm has patio door to 12x16 ft 3 season sunrm, corner jacuzzi tub, dble sinks & oversized shower in main bath, lower level has been totally renovated & includes l-shaped fam rm, 3rd bedrm, bath/laundry & big workshop/utility area with covered stair access from outside. Underground dog fence, new shingles & window wells, dble det garage, perennial gardens & small fish pond. Directions: Watsons’ Corners Rd at Dalhousie Conc. 6. MLS# 094000202528510. Sheri, 613-812-1215

SUNDAY, JULY 17 1 - 2 p.m. PORT ELMSLEY HOME PARK ,687 PORT ELMSLEY ROAD, (33 LAKE DRIVE) You would never guess you are walking into a modular home when you step through the front door of this 1120 sq ft, fabulous 3 bedrm 16’ x 70’ bung. Gorgeous interior including golden oak type cabinets with lots of room for your dining table, vaulted ceiling adds to the spaciousness of the kitchen, dining & living rm area, master bedrm has lge closet & 4 pce ensuite bath, the other 2 bedrms are located at the other end with their own 4 pce bath. Spacious foyer with dble closet, main level laundry with upper cabinets, central air, 4 new appliances included, 8x12 workshop building, 2 new decks, all new vinyl thermopane windows, shingles approx. 6 Yrs old, beautifully landscaping including trees, shrubs & raised flower beds. MLS# 201150838. Sheri, 613-812-1215

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$209,000 - 109 COUNTY RD. 8, BELLAMY LAKE - Nature lovers paradise, your own little piece of heaven on Bellamy Lake. Almost 1000 feet of frontage & treed 2.95 Acre property allows for ultimate peace, quiet & privacy. Walk through trails to put your canoe or kayak in this quiet lake. 2 Storey wood sided home fits right into the setting, open concept living, dining & kitchen area with vaulted ceiling & open to the 4 season sunrm & dec. 2 Bedrms & full bath on main level, lge master on 2nd fl. Wett compliant woodstove heats the house with electric heat for backup. Full unfinished, walkout basement has big windows & laundry hookups, tremendous finishing potential. Wood storage building & shed/kennel/chicken coop on property. Buy it now & enjoy the balance of the summer season! Just west of Toledo. MLS# 080182403407707. Sheri, 613-812-1215 NEW LISTING - WATERFRONT

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Sunday, July 17 • 1-3 p.m. Hwy. #511 north of Hopetown, turn left on South Lavant Rd., then 2 miles to property on left. - $385,000 - Hobby farm on 50 acres, totally renovated century old farmhouse, formal dining room and living room with hardwood flooring, 4 br, 3 bath, extra large master with ensuite, large deck and expansive lawns and gardens, oversized 2-car garage with insulated workshop, log barns and many outbuildings. MLS#794378. Host: Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

$379,900 - Beautiful custom quality built energy efficient home - the design & construction reflect the care & efficiency in which this home was built. Hardwood floor and ceramic throughout. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath home has finished lower level, attached insulated 2 car garage, gorgeous perennial beds and landscaping. This home has all the construction extra’s you would include if you were building it for yourself. MLS® #: 92103007513402 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

101 Sherbrooke St. at the corner of Halton – 3 bedrooms, plus den or office. Open concept kitchen/dining – with room for sitting area by the bay window. Double car garage, finished family room on lower level with gas fireplace. $219,000 Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell – 613 326-1361 Call Barbara Shepherd • cell – 613 326-1361



$227,500 - Welcome to the beach! Beautiful sandy shoreline and a great view of Dalhousie Lake. Great family cottage with rustic half log exterior & bright pine interior offers 3 bedrooms and even a family room with stone fireplace to complement the kitchen/dining/living area - 3 piece bath, septic system and lake water pressure intake - cottage is just a few steps away from the shore so it’s prefect for the young and old alike! MLS# 799081 Bob Ferguson • 613-812-8871

CHRISTIE LAKE SOUTH SHORE – 192 FEET OF PRIVATE WATERFRONT – sandy beach area, contemporary wood and stone structure blends with nature. 3 bedrooms, 2 .5 baths, lower level walkout family room, decks, open concept kitchen/dining/great room – soaring ceilings. Wow! $488,000. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, energy efficient brick bungalow in beautiful Perth. Finished basement with kitchenette (great craft area) and full bathroom. Features include: vinyl clad windows and garden doors, instant hot water, natural gas furnace, nicely updated bathroom and spacious eat-in kitchen. Very clean and well maintained. Great lot, great street. $219,000. Your local “A” Team, Christian Allan & Norene Allan 613-207-0834, 613-812-0407 PERTH IN TOWN

$169,000 - PARENTS OF ALGONQUIN STUDENTS TAKE NOTE: 5 br, 3 bath home plus basement rec room, laundry and second kitchen area, large living room and dining room with builtin cabinetry, updated kitchen, natural gas furnace plus fireplace, attached garage, house is bigger than it looks, quick closing available. MLS#769759. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123


Renovated bungalow on quiet Sherbrooke St. $169,000 - 100 Sherbrooke St. Renovated 2 bedroom bungalow with carport and detached garage! Private yard, new kitchen, new bath, etc! MLS# 796184 Call Barbara Shepherd • cell - 613 326-1361.

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$139,000 - 20 Mins. Northwest, Mcdonalds Corners. Great starter home or for those downsizing. Recent upgrades include propane forced air furnaced, flooring, bathroom, some drywall & paint. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. Hot tub on back deck off a nice sun-porch. 20` X 16` detached garage / workshop has woodstove & power. MLS#798774 Bob Ferguson • 613-812-8871

$179,000 1741 DALHOUSIE CONC. 8 - Unbelievable recreational property or weekend retreat. Located in lanark highlands close to Purdon’s Conservation Area, Dalhousie & Patterson Lakes. Very private location set approx. 1.2 km off main road. Building sits on knoll allowing gorgeous view over wetland area, lots of wildlife, great for hunting, trails through mixed and hardwood bush. Updates include new shingles, installing drywall, poured concrete basement floor, framing in garage with doors. Rooms are large, sunken living rm with woodstove, family rm on main level, upper level suite with kitchenette & 4 pc bath, well and septic installed. MLS# 094000303006900 Sheri, 613-812-1215



4 Queen St., Portland - Pretty Town of Porland-on-th-Rideau. 3 br brick bungalow close to docking on Big Rideau Lake. This home is set amidst perennial gardens and mature trees. Separate heated workshop 20x16 with upstairs loft. Four season sunroom with fireplace. $189,000! MLS# 799237 Call Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263

$494,500 - Lakeside living on Beautiful South Shore Otty Lake - enjoy the gorgeous sunsets from your choice of multi-level decks - 5 year old walkout bungalow within steps of the lake - excellent shoreline, rock pebble/sandy base, good depth at dock - great boating, swimming & fishing - features of the home include cathedral ceiling in living room, open maple kitchen with direct access to large deck, 3+2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, beautiful clawfoot tub & stained glass window in main bath, main level laundry, covered porch at front entrance - developed lower level with separate entry, ideal for family gatherins or potential granny suite - plenty of storage space - cute bunkie with power and view of the lake - township maintained year round road access, within 10 minutes of Perth & one hour to Ottawa. MLS# 799663. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 •


$264,500 - 12 Victoria St. - This beautiful 3 bedroom home has been upgraded & renovated throughout while maintaining its original character. Main level features large living room with stone fireplace, gorgeious kitchen, new rear entrance to back yard with a convenient 2-pc bathroom, 2nd level features 3 bedrooms and an office/nursery. No carpet! Hardwood and ceramic throughout. Partial list of upgrades within the past 4 years include custom kitchen, all new windows, new vinyl siding – central air, hot water heater, furnace and oil tank 10 years old. Fenced child-safe rear yard with garden shed. MLS # 797946 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280


610 West Point - Dr. $339,000 - Nature and the Rideau at your back door this custom built home offers fantastic scenery while situated in a desirable sub-division. 3 br, 2 1|2 baths bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings and warm oak kitchen, bright part finished basement for entertaining or the kids to play. Water access without waterfront taxes! Cathie McCabe/Julia Scotland, 613-264-0123



$314,900 - Terrific 5-year-old family home shows like new, 3 br, 2 bath, main-floor laundry, hardwood floors throughout, propane fireplace, large master br with ensuite and walk-in closet, double attached garage, central air, high-speed, 2 acre lot, move in condition. MLS#778246. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

$319,000 - 620 Anglican Church Rd. 50 Acres of peaceful living on this hobby farm with picturesque laneway crossing creek, leading to large 4 bedroom home, uniquely mixing old and new. Evidence of stacked log adds rustic charm combined with the large bright addtition that lets the sunshine in! A separate cottage/ studio offers a perfect place to set up a home business, craft area or In-law suite. Become self sufficient with chicken coop, 3 greenhouses. Propane and wood fireplace, auxiliary outdoor wood furnace with radiant hot water baseboards. Screened side porch overlooks pool and neighbouring hillside. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 • Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401


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. Enjoy lower taxes in a lovely neighbourhood almost in town. MLS # 792485 Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361

$211,900 - Recently renovated 2 bedroom open concept home in a quiet area of town, a block away from last duel park. 2008 - New flooring throughout home, new colonial doors & trim, freshly painted, extra insulation in attic. 2009 - High efficiency gas furnace & central air. Newer windows, light fixtures & ceiling fans. New berber carpet downstairs in family room. Oversized single car garage with electric garage door opener & second garage door to access private yard and 2-storey workshop / studio with hydro.



$329,000 - Built around 1890 this Tay Riverfront home is tastefully renovated and is situated in the core of heritage Perth-while retaining the character and charm of the period this home has had updates to plumbing, wiring, roof, windows with a newer hot water broiler installed summer 2010. Oversized riverfront lot. MLS® #: 092101003510400 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123





71 Wilson St. - $279,500 - Spacious home in historic Perth on beautiful oversized lot features 4 bedrooms, updated eat-in kitchen, dining room. Circular staircase ads to the charm of this lovely large family home. Main floor family room with rustic beams and cozy gas fireplace enters a large fenced well treed backyard with detached insulated garage with loft. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401


$274,500 - SCHOOL’S OUT ... Time to make your move to the south shore of beautiful Pike Lake. 86 feet of pristine shoreline at your doorstep with great swimming, fishing and boating. Level along shore, pretty lot with mature trees and quite private. Curl up on cool nights by the woodstove while enjoying the beautiful view. Cottage living made convenient with full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 3-piece and main level 2-pc bath with laundry, septic system, large bedrooms, lakeside decking and patio and good sized shed. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 •


$219,000 - Small but fully equipped 2 bedroom home on the river portion of Pike Lake. Concrete foundation with framed 2 level house. Completely renovated main level offers custom kitchen with open living/dining area plus large 4 piece bath/laundry. 2 Bedrooms and storage/den/rec room (finished) on the lower level as well as large utility area. Large shed for outdoor storage is included. Nicely landscaped with great patio area. Dock is in, just a small boat ride to the big water! MLS# 799441




$224,900 - Great affordable 4 bedroom cottage on beautiful Pike Lake - excellent sandy frontage perfect for a young family - great view from the dock right up the lake - cottage is insulated & serviced by drilled well, septic system and cozy woodstove plus a recently installed propane wall furnace.


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New 3-D archery tournament targets charity BY ROSANNE LAKE

Ted Ladelpha pulls back the arrow and makes shooting at a life-like deer target a good distance away seem effortless. Arrow after arrow sails through the air and groups nicely in the target area on the side of the three-dimensional deer. Ladelpha walks to the life-like animal to retrieve his arrows, explaining the intricacies of 3-D archery like it’s second nature to him. The deer will be one of the 40 targets spread throughout the course just outside Perth on Highway 7 during the inaugural P&P Archery 3-D Tournament Charity Shoot set for July 30 and 31. Ladelpha, who has been shooting for about 15 years, said he’s been impressed with the number of people jumping on board with the event. “Response has actually been above average,” he said. “I’m hoping for anywhere from 150 to 200 shooters.” He said it helps that there’s a charity angle to the event. Ladelpha is organizing the tournament to benefit the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Great War Memorial Site. Having undergone a triple bypass eight years ago, he said he knows from experience how integral hospitals and the healthcare system are for maintaining health. He is being reminded again of the importance of the system as his sister was recently diagnosed with cancer. Although Ladelpha received his surgery in Ottawa, he said he realizes that hospitals in rural communities are a lifeline for many. Since he is planning to

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Ted Ladelpha stands with one of the 3-D targets set up for the P&P Archery 3-D Tournament Charity Shoot kicking off near Perth on July 30 and 31. retire here within the next year, he knows at some point he’ll be taking advantage of the local hospital in Perth. With that knowledge, he decided to donate the proceeds from the tournament to the Great War Memorial Site. The 3-D tournament is new to Perth, said Ladelpha, noting that although there are clubs and archers who shoot in the Perth and

Lanark area, he doesn’t believe there has ever been an outright 3-D event organized here before. The course will be laid out with 3-D animals including deer, an alligator, buffalo, cougars, foxes, rabbits, a goose and more. The variety allows for differentsized targets along the course, which will be spread out over 21 acres of land at the back of Ladelpha’s property on Highway 7.

He explains that in 3-D shooting, archers aim for a “kill area” on each target. The main shot is for the centre circle which is good for 11 points, but the target also works outwards from there with the amount of points decreasing as the range broadens. If the animal target is hit anywhere else, it’s good for only five points, except on the horns or hooves, which tallies zero.

Ladelpha was the tournament director for Nepean Archers for about five years, so he knows his way around organizing a shoot. He is also a provincial record holder in the International Archery Federation’s (FITA) up to 70 metres category as well as recently finishing second in the 2011 Ontario Association of Archers Indoor Mail Match in the master male traditional category. He said he’s excited about how Perth and the surrounding communities have stepped up to help him host the event. Ladelpha promises a good-sized purse for podium finishes as well. “We have $1,000 guaranteed money for the cash class, which means the winner of the category walks away with a minimum of $500,” he said, adding that the traditional class winner will earn at least $150 and all podium finishes win trophies and bragging rights. He has also secured door prizes which include big-ticket items such as a kayak, bows worth upwards of $800, high-end binoculars and more. There will also be special prizes for children who enter the tournament, he said. Vendors will also be on site. Ladelpha said he wants to make the tournament an annual event. He jokes that even at his age, archery holds many challenges. To that end he makes mention of still, taking lessons from his instructor and coach, Kathy Millar from South Nation Archery. The P&P Archery 3-D Tournament Charity Shoot takes place July 30-31 at 16904 Hwy. 7 near Perth. The cost is $30 for single entry; $55 for cash class entry. If interested, contact LaDelpha at 613-297-5306 or email

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$239,000 - 223 5th Line of Kitley, near Toledo - recently renovated, new flooring throughout, 2 new baths, new counter top & sink in kitchen, freshly painted, new fixtures & fans throughout, new dishwasher, newer wood/electric furnace, roofing & water softener - sunken living room, large kitchen/dining area and main floor sun room - 3 +1 bedrms, master bedrom has 3 piece ensuite and 4 piece bath on main level - lower level has family room, bedrm / den, tool room - and lots of storage. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505

Great opportunity to own your business and still stay at home ‘Cooks Camp and café’ located on the Elphin/maberly Rd on the Mississippi River - campsites with drinking water, ele., Fire pits & picnic tables - 5 rental trailers, boat and canoe rentals - laundry & bathroom facilities for campers - cafe/coffee shop could be full restaurant - maintenance equipment, 200 amp service, truck with plough, 5500 watt back-up generator - two bedroom apartment, workshop & screened porch - call listing agents for more details. $439,000. Call Joanne Bennell 613-812-0505 or Barb Shepherd 613-326-1361


691 Christie Lake North Shore Rd. - Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance year-round, plus approx. 18x30 boathouse with rooms for bedroom and bed/sitting for guests or the kids. So many extras - efficiency plus - heat pump and masonry fireplace; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious waterside glassed and screened room for relaxing and entertaining. $329,900. MLS# 091191601012500 Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

$125,000 - Cute home in Lanark Highlands, nice one-acre lot, 2 br plus extra room on second level, bright renovated ktichen, refinished hardwood floors, cozy woodstove in sunroom, 2 storage buildings. MLS#799632. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

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NEW PRICE $435,000 - 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

$289,000 - Excellent cottage getaway hidden from road offers endless summer fun with sandy beach for the kids long dock and swimming raft. Carefree perennial gardens offer a private setting with 3 bedroom cottage nestled perfectly on pretty lot. Large deck faces spring fed Otter Lake, perfect to sit and relax while you watch the kids play or listen to the loons call. 4 pc bath, side sun room, paved carport!! Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401



Over 114 acres on Pike Lake with 2 waterfront lots on the southwest shore - acreage has mixed vegetation of oak, maple, pine & cedar, several beaver floods & ponds - both waterfront lots are hard at shoreline, one lot is high off the water - excellent recreational property - access via Pike Lake Route 16. Call Joanne 613-812-0505

10.54 ACRES VACANT LAND SOUTH OF OMPAH ON 509 – Great recreational land, lakes nearby, K&P Trail, hydro at road. $29,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361



$259,000 - 3185 DRUMMOND CONC. 7 (1 KM OFF HWY. 511) - lots of living space-every rm in this 4+ bedrm 4 level split. Sunfilled & spacious. Super location just minutes from Pperth on paved road. Perfect family home or take the bright lower level & utilize it for an in-law suite with its own entrance. 2 Sided firepl between kitchen & living rm, formal din rm, updated flooring, country sized eatin kitchen with cherry cabinets & access to rear deck & backyard. 3 Upper bedrms are big & have lge closets, main bath was totally renovated, houses laundry facilities, stone firepl in lower level l-shaped fam rm, office, bedrm, 3 pce bath & extra room as well, lowest level has high ceilings & built-in shelves for great storage plus access in from dble insulated & heated garage. Fenced backyard, paved driveway, + separate single garage. MLS# 091991903001001. Sheri, 613-812-1215

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Champions for Kids tournament brings in $30,000 BY ROSANNE LAKE

The rain didn’t dampen spirits on the links last Wednesday, as the Upper Canada District School Board’s Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament raised $30,000 for kids in need. The event, which saw 150 golfers head out on the links at the Perth Golf Course, raised $4,000 more than last year. “We had a great turnout of golfers – and sponsors – from across eastern Ontario,” said Dean Fournier, co-chair of the committee organizing the event. “The community in Perth, and the whole Upper Canada District School Board community, really stepped up and came together to make this a success.” The tournament rotates location each year across the UCDSB geographic region, so though it is an annual event, having the Perth Golf Course host it was a unique opportunity. The money raised at the tournament goes toward the foundation, which helps children from struggling families play sports and enjoy the arts. It also helps families offset unexpected costs for seeking medical care, said Mark Calder, publicity chairman for the foundation. Calder said since Champions for Kids was founded in 2008, almost $400,000 has been raised and hundreds of children have benefitted.

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Clockwise from top left, Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples gets “fined” by Perth Mayor John Fenik (dressed as a police officer) during the Upper Canada District School Board’s Champions for Kids Foundation golf tournament at the Perth Golf Course last week. Above, David Dargie tees off. At left, Upper Canada District School Board Chair David Thomas golfs with Smiths Falls Mayor Staples, Trustee Greg Pietersma and owner of Brockville’s Canarm Ltd., David Beatty.

Blue Wings tourney swings into summer BY ROSANNE LAKE

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Though the Perth Blue Wings are mainly used to hitting the ice in the winter months, the team and its supporters will be hitting the greens next month. The annual Blue Wings fundraising golf tournament is set to tee off Aug. 6 at Mapleview Golf and Country Club on Scotch Line in Perth. “There are still spots available and this year people can register online,” said event coordinator, Julia O’Grady. Tournament organizers decided to open registration to include online forms to make the process easier for teams to sign up. O’Grady said the field will be limited to 144 golfers, so she

Stuart Fergusson attacks the ball in the foreground, while Doug Kehoe watches on the left and Rob Stewart keeps an eye on that at the right. The Perth Rocs defeated the Gluocester Hooligans 1-0 last Thursday evening at Conlon Farm. Jeffrey LeBlanc scored the long marker for the Rocs. That brings their season record up to six wins and one tie. The next home game for the Rocs is set for July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

advised to register early to confirm a spot for the day. Interested teams can sign up by going to and clicking on the site’s upcoming events page. There will be some new faces teeing off at the tournament, as the Blue Wings are welcoming a new coaching staff this year. The format of the golf tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by dinner and prizes. The cost for the day is $100, which includes green fees, a shared cart and dinner. Registrations will also still be accepted by mail with a postdated cheque (for Aug. 6) to Perth Junior Blue Wings Hockey Club, Inc., PO Box 491, Perth, Ont. K7H 3G1.

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The family of Barbara Tweedie would like to express sincere thanks to all for their generous support and donations in her memory. A sincere thank you to all the staff who cared for her at the GWM Hospital. A special thank you to the staff at Lanark Lodge for providing wonderful care and attention during her stay.


INVITATION TO TENDER FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES The Civitan Club of Perth invites public tender submissions from qualified parties interested in providing janitorial services at 6787 County Road 43, Perth, ON, K7H 1B0. Sealed Tenders will be received by Civitan Bonnie King and Civitan Richard Peskett of the Civitan Club of Perth Building Committee, via email, fax 613-267-3257, or by personal submission (arranged by phone contact with Richard at 613-267-3765). Tenders must be labelled Civitan Janitorial Services. Responding organizations or individuals must have their name, phone number and full mailing address clearly marked on the tender. Tenders will be received until July 20, 2011 at 12 p.m. (noon). Tender Documents may be obtained: in a PDF (Public Document Format) file format from the Civitan’s website at or in a hard copy format by request. There will be a pre-tender site meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011 from at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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Symbolizing a long heritage of excellence and commitment, ST MARYS/CBM, one of Canada’s leading ready-mix manufacturers, is dedicated to the safety and health of employees, neighbours, local communities, and customers. Praised for our commitment to environmental protection, we listen to and invite employees to contribute to continuous improvement processes and diligently stand behind initiatives that support our position as an employer of choice. Due to our commitment to growth, we require…

Some of the things you’ll enjoy about working as part of the sales team at Metroland: • Being part of Metroland’s adventure in the online and offline world • Working in a fast paced innovative working environment • Advising clients on cutting edge technologies and industry trends • Becoming an expert in the Web, publishing, and delivery • Self-directed earnings potential In this position, you will be called upon to: • Identify and discuss advertising needs with prospective customers • Understand and promote METROLAND MEDIA products and services relevant to each new potential client acquisition • Design proposals for customers based on needs assessment • Maintain positive and effective customer relationships

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Safety conscious, your ability to meet on-the-job physical demands, communicate effectively, and understand customer needs is essential. To be eligible, you must have a Class DZ driver’s licence and a minimum of three years of related driving experience. You will be required to successfully complete a road test and written HTA tests.

Metroland Media attributes its success and winning culture to its dedicated employees. We are committed to offering you a best-in-class total rewards package, ongoing growth and development opportunities, plus a dynamic and innovative working environment.

To join our progressive and employee-focused organization, please apply with copy of a driver’s abstract, CVOR, and resume, to: e-mail: with ‘RTMO’ as the subject

Forward your resume in confidence to Nancy Gour (ngour@metroland. com) by July 30, 2011.

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Maxine and Rick Topping are so pleased to announce the birth of their fourth grandchild, Scarlett Jacklynn James Slumkoski, born April 26, 2011 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital at 12:11 a.m. weighing 8 lbs. With the help of a WONDERFUL midwife, Daddy and (some) help from Nana, Scarlett arrived safe and sound. A second beautiful daughter for Kelly and Casey, and a baby sister for Ella to love. Welcome, Scarlett, you sweet little girl. Love, Nana and Grampa CL25291

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We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Position Accountabilities: • A flair for dealing with customers in a patient and understanding manner • Excellent verbal & written communication skills • Detail oriented and highly organized • Ability to handle multiple demands and prioritize tasks • Address timely concerns in a timely and professional manner. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his /her transportation • Previous customer experience an asset • Bilingualism in English and French an asset

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter no later than August 2, 2011 to the attention of Janet Lucas at / Fax: 613-224-2265. No phone calls please and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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Happy 50th Anniversary Helen & Bob Tryon Family would like you to come celebrate with us July 24, 2011 ~ 1-4 p.m. at Timber Run Golf Club, Lanark, ON. Your presence this day is gi enough. Best wishes only.



On a beautiful, sunny July 2, 2011, Cathleen de Groot, daughter of Elizabeth and the late Peter de Groot, and Alexander Noonan, son of Tui and Joseph Noonan, were married. The couple exchanged vows on the dock at the Christie Lake cottage home of the groom’s parents in a ceremony ofďŹ ciated by Justice of the Peace Raymond J. Switzer. Cathleen and Alex would like to thank everyone who attended their day and made it possible.



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McPhee: In loving memory of Merle, who passed away 1 year ago on July 11, 2010. If I could have a lifetime wish A dream that would come true I’d pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you A thousand words can’t bring you back I know because I tried And neither will a million tears I know because I cried You left behind a broken heart and happy memories too I never wanted memories I only wanted you Missing you always Murlin JORDAN: In loving memory of our Grandma Marilyn. Memory is life’s sweetest gift Please, God, forgive a silent tear A fervent wish our Grandma was here There are others, yes we know But she was ours, we love her so Dear God, take a message To our Grandma in Heaven above Tell her how much we miss her And give her all our love. Love you always Grandma, Danielle and Andrew


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JORDAN: In loving memory of our Mom, Marilyn, who passed away July 13, 2010. Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We have to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you The special years will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Love you always Mom and miss you so much. Darrell, Carolyn and John

GORDON, BARRY. July 9, 2007. As each season passes I still miss you so much But I have many wonderful memories of our time together. The spring ... as all the daffodils and tulips you planted Brighten up the yard They are always in bloom for our anniversary. The summer... when we drove to Alberta so that I could meet your family and friends. We saw Chief Mountain together, It is one of your favourites. The fall...on a cool bright morning after you made us breakfast, we would then take a drive to see all the fall colours. The winter...December of 2006, One I will never forget That was when you asked me to marry you. So many memories in such a short time. I cherish each and every one of them. Save me a chair beside you, Missing you today and always. Love, Anna

Peacefully, at the Perth Community Care Centre, Perth, on Friday, July 8, 2011, Edna Viola (Dixon) Graham at the age of 84 years. Edna was predeceased by husband of 48 years, Nelson Arthur Graham; she was the dear mother of Gwen (Jerry) Malloy, Glenn Graham and the late John Graham. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Edna was predeceased by her sister Mary Dixon and brothers Fleetwood â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peteâ&#x20AC;?, Charlie, Lester and Bill Dixon. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. The funeral was held in the chapel on Monday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated.

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MARTIN Peacefully at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward County Memorial, on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011, ALBERT HENRY MARTIN, of Cherry Valley, formerly of Perth at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve. Loving father of John of Cornwall, Albert and his wife Joan of North Frontenac, Cleve of Picton, Laurie and his wife Karen of Oshawa, Madeleine and her husband John of Cherry Valley and the late Suzanne Branchaud. Dear father-in-law of Frank Branchaud. Much loved grandfather to Michael, Laurie, Sheila, Kathleen, Jan, James, Sarah, Laura, Colin, James and their families. MR. MARTIN RESTED AT, THE WHATTAM FUNERAL HOME, 33 MAIN ST., PICTON, ON. Mass of the Resurrection was held at the St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. Father Thomas Thazhappally ofďŹ ciated. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences:

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At Lanark Lodge, Perth on Sunday, July 10, 2011, Hilda O. (Closs) Fenton at the age of 89 years. Hilda was predeceased by her parents J. Albert and Emily (Elliott) Closs, her husband Edwin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edâ&#x20AC;? J. Fenton and her only son Garnet Fenton; brothers Jimmy, Orville, Lawrence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cooneyâ&#x20AC;?, Ernest and Ray Closs and sisters (twins) Erna Thompson and Erma Closs and Gladys Blair-Creighton. She was the loved aunt of Darlene M. Desjardine, great aunt of Rhonda (Al) Donovan and their family Travis and Emily, Blair Desjardine and his family Tia, Jimmy and Tally and Randy (Karen) Desjardine and their family Marybeth and Patrick. The service will be held privately for the family, interment will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Kingston. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. CL25359

Congratulations from Mom (Michele), Dad (Derek), her brother Marc and sister Allison. A very special thank you goes out to Roxanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandmother Sylvia Brander, a.k.a. G-mamma, for her support.


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Suddenly at his home in Perth on Sunday, July 10, 2011, Leslie Esford at the age of 70 years. Loved husband of Maria (Longpre) Esford. Cherished father of Bill (Tammy), Nicole (Jamie) Carroll and stepfather of Garry (Chantale) Charron, Nathalie (Randy) Leon and Cindy Charron (Andre); grandfather of 20 and greatgrandfather of 5. Dear brother of Shirley Hartley, Bill (Valerie) Esford and the late Carol Gill. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Wednesday, July 13 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 10 a.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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Roxanne T. Fitzgerald B.A. (Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University) B.Sc.(N). (Ryerson University) We are so happy to announce that Roxanne has graduated from Ryerson University with an honours B.Sc. in Nursing. She is the 2011 winner of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dennis Mock Student Leadershipâ&#x20AC;? and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;University Health Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sopman Humanitarianâ&#x20AC;? awards. Roxanne has begun her nursing career with a permanent position at Toronto General Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MultiOrgan Transplant unit.

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In hospital, in Perth, on Thursday, July 7, 2011, surrounded with the love of his family, James H. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Whyte at the age of 73 years. Beloved husband and best friend for 53 years of Donna (Christie) Whyte. Devoted father of Chris (Susan), Clair (Tania) and Jody. Cherished â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Poppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Nathan, Taylor and Kelsey Whyte, Cameron and Ben Whyte and Riley and Sydney VanDusen. Dear brother of Jean Armstrong. Jim was predeceased by his parents Alex and Ruth Whyte, his sisters Shirley McDougall and Joan Young and brother Jack. Jim will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, colleagues of Ontario Hydro, his many friends and neighbours. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. CL25341


Gilpin Elva Janet Gilpin R.N. (nee Ennis) It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Elva on Friday, July 8, 2011, in her 89th year. Elva was predeceased in September, 2010 by Jim, her devoted husband of 63 years. She was the caring and devoted mother of Bob and his wife Kathy, Tom and his wife Jean Anne and Jane and her husband Dave Jackson; proud grandmother of Krista, Kara, Adam and his wife Crystal, Kate and her husband Glen Green, Jeff, Marci Jackson, Pam Jackson and her husband Josh Phillips, James Jackson and his ďŹ ancĂŠe Becky. Elva was predeceased by her parents Margaret (Buffam) and James Ennis and her siblings Clarence (Christine) Ennis, Hubert (Jean) Ennis, Isabel (Emil) Graff and Grace (Harold) Shannon. She will be missed by her sister-in-law Joyce and her husband Dwight McLaughlin, many nieces, nephews, special friends and family. A visitation to honour Elvaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, on Wednesday, July 13 from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held in St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Perth on Thursday at 12 noon. A reception to continue the celebration of Elvaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will follow in the Church Hall. For those who wish, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St, W., Perth, ON, K7H 2K1 or St. James Anglican Church would be appreciated. Elvaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family appreciate the many kindnesses shown to her and Jim during their last years together at Carolina Court. A sincere thank you to Dr. Paul Turner and the 3rd Floor Palliative Care Staff at the Perth Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will never lose the memory of the one we loved so muchâ&#x20AC;?. CL25353


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Tearing up the links in the first week of July

BY CHIP GREENSIDE The July 5 edition of the Perth Golf Course Tuesday Men’s Twilight League was sponsored by Insultech and Derek Bowes was there to represent the company. The men played a two-man best

ball and there were two teams tied with a 37 on the front. Barry Murphy and Skip Patterson were one team and Rob Geroux and Jim Buker were the other. There was a 38 on the back by Fred Parks and Jim Buchanan. Long drives were by Ray Kilpat-

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the pin on hole No. 11 and will go to a Blue Wings game together. Twenty-two golfers came out on July 8 to the I Hate Cooking Friday Night Mixed Twilight League. We played a two-person scramble and June and Ed Carnrite were the lowest team with a

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Get the clubs shined up for August 10 when the Dorothy Griffith Memorial Golf Tournament hits the links at the Perth Golf Course. The annual tournament, organized by and benefitting the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce, raises money towards operating the office year round, said Jordan Kennie, events coordinator with the local chamber of commerce.

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At top left, Matthew Deachman tries to get the ball past a netminder during the Perth United Soccer Club’s annual skills night last Tuesday evening at Conlon Farm. At right, Jaden O’NeillBowes heads the ball. Above, house league players in the Perth United Soccer Club fire a ball into a net to test their speed with radar during the skills night. The night is an annual fun competitive event hosted by the local soccer club.

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At left, Adam MacDonald, Isaac Matthews-Hanna and Patrick Dupuis are graduating participants in the 22nd annual Blue Devil Hoop Camp held in the gyms at Perth and District Collegiate Institute. The trio have been attending the camp for seven years. At bottom right, Jeff Hutchinson keeps his eyes on the ball during a drill. Bottom left, Abby Cox gets some pointers from coach and camp coordinator, Kevin Bellamy.



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The 22nd year of the Blue Devils Hoop Camp kicked off last week, packing the gyms at Perth and District Collegiate Institute with basketball enthusiasts. The camp teaches youth the fundamentals of playing basketball, while helping them develop their skills. Run by PDCI basketball coach Kevin Bellamy, who has been involved in the camp since its inception, the camp involves different weeks catering to different age categories. For more information visit

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Horticultural Society revisits muskrat love Perth and District Horticultural Society

There is Muskrat Cove, Muskrat Bay, Muskrat River, Muskrat Lake, Muskrat Basin Brook, Branch and Creek and then there are the muskrats of the Little Tay. It’s that time again – the Perth and District Horticultural Society (PDHS) Floating Gardens vs. the Muskrats of the Little Tay. We think we have them beaten this year. They didn’t eat the Cleome (spider plant) last year so we are planting Cleome with a vengeance this year in the hopes we will outwit those determined little rascals. Watch the Tay River at Mexicali Rosa’s after July 1, when the gardens

In addition, every week, each child selected a new plant from their “plant library” to look at, care for and observe at home over the week. They then wrote their observations in their specially designed workbook so they could see each plant’s progress over the six-week period. Lucky for everyone, Perth is supported by a great business community. Many thanks to Canadian Tire for their generous gift certificate, with which we purchased soil and seeds; Perth Home Hardware for their donation of soil and seeds; Hillside Gardens for pansies and impatiens; Sylvia’s Plant Place, where we purchased wholesale flowers, oasis and ferns for the Mother’s Day arrangements, and Brownlee’s Metro for seed potatoes. Thank you all our expanding community,” to memand the group covers all of PDHS Lanark County, as well as neighbouring communities such as Arnprior, Carp, Kanata, Kemptville, Dunrobin and Nepean.

seeds and bulbs, container gardening and flower arranging. The children were responsible for the care of their own “hot house” containers with the marigold and tomato seeds planted by each child. They also participated in making seed tapes to use in their home gardens, planting seed potatoes in containers and flower bulbs like gladiolus. In one special week they learned how to plant a small cactus container garden and cared for it at home. The piece de resistance was making a small flower arrangement out of a tuna can, greenery and cut flowers just before Mother’s Day which they then took home to “wow” their moms.

are launched and see if we are successful. The Perth and District Horticultural Society’s junior gardener program had another successful year, thanks to the many volunteers who were involved and the enthusiasm of our local students and supportive parents. Over 150 students participated. There were four classes at The Stewart School, two classes at St. John’s Elementary and one class at Sacred Heart School in Lanark. The six-week program introduced proper growing techniques, nutrient needs, the ins and outs of good soil and composting methods as well as hands-on experience planting

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Plans afoot for CP spring home show in April 2012 DESMOND DEVOY

Look out Pakenham, Carleton Place is aiming to gets its own home show in time for next spring. “It’s one of the things that won’t leave my mind,” said Bob White, who worked 30 years in the recreation department at the Town of Carleton Place, of his

municipality has learned about hosting its annual spring show at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham, which draws between 4,000 and 5,000 visitors each year. “I believe that I can fill the whole area,” with both vendors and visitors, White said. “We’re going to do a first-class show.” He projected revenues at about $24,200 and estimated to-

proposal for the Spring Home and Fashion Show for April 2012. White presented his idea to Carleton Place town council June 28, and said that he had already talked with area businesses about holding the event at the arena April 13 to 15. White had also met with the recreation co-ordinator for the Town of Mississippi Mills, Calvin Murphy, about what that

tal expenses at $11,875, if he is able to rent out all of the arena’s available space. White anticipated charging $3 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted for free. An extra $2 would be charged to access the entertainment area upstairs. White said that organizing the project would take between six and eight months, and that, since he is now retired, some of

his time would be given up on a volunteer basis. “There hasn’t been a spring show in Carleton Place since the late 1990s, and it was run by the Lions,” said White, who worked at that show for 10 years. “I think that this would be invaluable to Carleton Place. A lot of people are new to Carleton Place and don’t know where to go to shop (locally).”


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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Tourists complain of unfair exchange


number of U.S. tourists have complained to the Perth Chamber of Commerce office at the town hall that they are not receiving a fair exchange rate at some local businesses. “I wouldn’t say it’s an epidemic,” says chamber of commerce president Fred Bannon, who notes there were three or four tourists complaining during the first real week of the tourist season. “We (the chamber office) get a lot of complaints because the tourists don’t know where to call,” said Bannon. While the exchange on the U.S. dollar is worse in places like Gananoque, noted Bannon, he says there is justification for the complaints in Perth. There was also a complaint that a local bank was charging a $2 service fee to exchange U.S. money into Canadian dollars. Most local merchants, said Bannon, give a fair exchange rate which ranges from 30 to 35 cents on the dollar, but some give much less. “It’s the same people with the same problem every time,” stated Bannon. “A lot of them have this attitude of, to hell with them, why don’t they cash it at the bank,” said Bannon. Some local merchants are giving only 20 per cent on the American dollar, some 10 per cent and some merchants in the region aren’t giving anything, says Bannon. The owner of Noonan’s Restaurant, Bannon says he has noticed a marked increase in the number of American tourists in Perth this year. “I have had a tremendous increase in the number of U.S. visitors over the past week,” he said, adding that U.S. visitors had been

on the decline over the past two years. The chamber of commerce, he points out, has no authority to force merchants to pay a fair rate of exchange. “We haven’t got any power to go to a merchant and tell him what exchange to pay,” he said. “But if you give a U.S. tourist a fair exchange, it makes them feel good and it’s easy public relations. But I’m afraid the people don’t see it; well, I don’t know if they ever will,” stated Bannon. The position of the Perth Business Improvement Area committee (BIA) is that tourists should take their money to local banks for exchange to Canadian funds. “We strongly recommend U.S. tourists take that step,” says BIA chairman Gord Cowie.

Millar to receive order It’s now official that local equestrian and Olympic rider Ian Millar will be awarded the prestigious Order of Canada medal. According to Madelaine Proulx, spokesperson for Rideau Hall, the award was made official on June 23. Millar’s nomination was accepted by the eight-member advisory board through testimonials and confidential interviews. Several hundred nominations are reviewed by the board twice yearly. Proulx stressed that the medal

is given for overall achievement. Millar has attained outstanding recognition in the equestrian world and has been an unofficial ambassador for Canada for many years. He has been a member of every Canadian equestrian team and every Canadian jumping team to attend the Olympics since 1972. Millar will attend an investiture this fall at Rideau Hall, at which time he will receive the insignia.

Campgrounds report slight increase In spite of fluctuations in our recent summer weather, local campgrounds report an average, and in some cases above-average, season to date in numbers of campers using their facilities. Marilyn Manson, park clerk at Murphys Point Provincial Park, says they are almost booked up for the long weekend in August, but they will have a few sites available on a first-come, firstserved basis. “We’re seeing a lot of Americans, and of course we get a number of people from Ottawa and Kingston. We even received recent reservation bookings from North Bay, Sudbury and as far away as Thunder Bay,” she reported.

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Silver Lake Provincial Park reports a relatively busy season that is down slightly from last year. Most of their campers are from Ottawa, with people tending to stop in on their way to Toronto and southern Ontario. All the reserved sites at Silver Lake are booked for Aug. 1, and there will be 100 first-come sites available. JoAnn Steele, head gateperson at Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, says they’re a little busier than last year, and they are also fully booked on reserved sites for the upcoming holiday. If you get there early on Aug. 1, you might get a first-come, firstserved spot. Sharbot Lake had visitors from Austria and New Zealand this summer, but most campers come in from Ottawa and Toronto. Peter Teeple reports an average year so far at McCreary’s Beach Resort and Trailer Park. “We don’t rely completely on camping. We have diversified quite a bit in the last few years, adding a restaurant, indoor pool and air-conditioned squash court. People tend not to worry so much about the weather; they know they can enjoy themselves inside,” he says. Teeple has noted a trend lately. Usually, in past years, people stayed at McCreary’s for two or three weeks; now it’s mostly one week, and they see a lot of weekenders. Last Duel Park in Perth was full this past weekend due to the fiddling and stepdancing competition. Heidi Schindeler, spokesperson for the park, says they are seeing visitors from New York and Pennsylvania, and the usual numbers from Smiths Falls and Kemptville. The facility has 19 sites available and eight new sites that will be ready shortly. There are six

season sites rented and they are not sure if the reservation system will be used for the upcoming holiday. With the exception of Murphys Point, local campgrounds are seeing a good number of Americans. Most campgrounds say they are down in numbers of U.S. visitors. This may seem surprising with the American dollar at such an advantage here.

BORN Adams - At the GWM Hospital, on June 30, 1986, to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adams of RR 1 Balderson (Fallbrook), a son, Dillon Ross Ken. Henderson - On July 6, 1986, to Rod and Dianne Henderson, a son, Brian Roderick. Richardson - At the GWM Hospital, on June 27, 1986, to Mr. and Mrs. Richardson of Perth, a son, Christopher Glendon.

DIED Kelford - At Perth, on Sunday, July 6, 1986, Bruce K. Kelford, in his 21st year, beloved son of Elizabeth and Courtland Kelford of Ompah. Veninga - As a result of an accident near Cornwall, Ont., on Sunday, July 6, 1986, Kathy Ann Duffy, in her 28th year, beloved wife of Franke Veninga of Nepean. Wesley - In hospital, Perth, on Thursday, July 3, 1986, Earl T. Wesley, in his 76th year, brother of Miss Eva Wesley of Kitchener; Mrs. Isa Lockett of Kingston; Mrs. Mildred Erwin of Perth; and the late Cora Finlay, Blanche Harrison and Bert Wesley. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the July 9, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.

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Fishing contest update Youthful Paul Turner (14 years) of Perth made the catch of the day at the Rotary Fish Derby last Saturday, July 1, when he pulled out

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The banks of the little river at the Code Park, on Saturday, were crowded with boys and girls up to 14 years of age competing in the Perth Rotary Club fishing derby. An estimated crowd of 400 people, along with the junior contestants, saw the young fishermen catch large mouth bass, sunfish and pickerel. Twenty-six of the 50 fish which had been tagged by the Rotary club were reeled in. The winners were: Dave Rothery, six fish; Ron Jackson, three fish; Wayne Steele, three fish; Glenn Thomas, two fish; Peter Stafford, two fish; Wayne Pownall, Jackie Orgarato, Sterling Lowry, Gordon Chaplin, Brian White, Lyal White, Gary Fournier, David Stoddard, Glen Whyte, Melvin McLean and Gary Day, all with one fish. The sixteen youths shared in the $70 cash prizes. Great assistance was given by Forrest Richardson and the Department of Lands and Forests.

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A break-in occurred at the Port Elmsley Drive-In theatre on Wednesday morning between 1:30 a.m. and dawn. Thieves ransacked the canteen and pried open a cigarette machine and a soft drink machine. The exact amount of goods stolen has not yet been determined. The robbery was reported to the provincial police at noon on Wednesday by Mr. William Williams, proprietor, on his arrival at the premises.

ford with an 86. Second low gross med by another boat. was Dave Robinson with a 90. Hugh Crawford had the low net BORN score of 69, while Jim Bell was Batoff - At the GWM Hospital, runner-up with a net score of 75. June 30, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Batoff of Perth, a daughter. Churchill - At the GWM HosStolen car recovered A 1960-model car, stolen on June pital, on July 3, 1961, to Mr. and 29 at Trenton, was recovered at 11 Mrs. John Churchill of Perth, a a.m. Wednesday on the farm of daughter. Lloyd Greer on the Scotch Line, Craig - At the GWM Hospital, on July 1, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. W.C. seven miles west of Perth. Mr. Greer discovered the ve- Craig of Perth, a son. hicle hidden among bushes when Dowdall - At the GWM Hospital, he went to his bush to cut wood on June 30, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dowdall of Perth, a son. yesterday morning. “I thought the car looked sus- James - At the GWM Hospital, picious,” he said, “so I called the on June 20, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Glen James of Perth, a daughter. police.” Laidlaw - At the GWM Hospital, July 3, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Inquest called in drowning on Donald Laidlaw of RR 2, Perth, a An inquest will be held in the son. county courthouse here on July Runge - At the GWM Hospital, 13 into the drowning at Rideau on June 24, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Ferry last Saturday of Laurent Kurt Runge of RR 4, Perth, a son. Duvoisin, 16, it was announced Widenmaier - At the GWM Hosyesterday by J.A.B. Dulmage, La- pital, on June 30, 1961, to Mr. and nark County Crown attorney. Mrs. William Widenmaier of The youth, a stepson of Mr. Kingston, a daughter. and Mrs. Robert Totten of Morris Plains, N.J., drowned in RideThe preceding was originally au Lake near the Rideau Ferry published in The Perth Courier bridge shortly after 3 p.m. Sa- of July 9, 1986 as the “25 years turday after his boat was ram- ago” news.


Perth may soon feel the impetus of the gasoline price war now waging in Almonte and Carleton Place. Gasoline prices have been slashed to as low as 33.9 cents per gallon in those areas. Price cutting began in Almonte, then moved to Carleton Place early this summer and now is almost to Innisville. One service station near Carleton Place reports business booming to such an extent that it must sometimes borrow gasoline in order to keep up with the demand. Because of competition from Sharbot Lake last year and from Almonte and Carleton Place this year, the majority of Perth’s service stations agreed in April to lower their gasoline prices to 40.9 cents per gallon. Most stations surrounding Perth then dropped on a par with Perth, while still others went down to 39.9 cents per gallon. Many dealers have stated that they have no fear of a gasoline war entering Perth, but the fact remains that prices this year are four to five cents lower per gallon than at the same time last year.

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of the Tay River a fine five-pound, 9.5-ounce pickerel. This puts Paul in first place in the Junior Pickerel Division. A huge lake trout was caught in Dog Lake (near Jones Falls) on June 26, weighing 24 pounds. It measured 35 inches in length and 24 inches in girth. The lucky fisherman was John Glover of Jones Falls.



fter weeks of debating, the Perth town council decided on Monday night to buy a new fire truck for the Town of Perth. The new unit, a King-Seagrave pumper with a GMC chassis, will cost $18,714. Perkins Motors Limited will supply the chassis at a cost of $9,235, with the pumper costing $9,479.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 THURSDAY, JULY 14 • The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) hosts shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 10:30 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call 613-492-0291 for information.

FRIDAY, JULY 15 • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395 in Lanark will host their monthly euchre party at 7:30 p.m. Prizes and a light lunch served.

• Please come and join the fun at the Lions Hall, at the interesection of Arthur and Halton Streets in Perth. Local volunteer musicians provide great music starting at 2 p.m. and a buffet supper is available around 5 p.m. for $12 each. If you require additional information about the Jamboree call Lion Nelda Wark at 613-264-9030. For hall rental call Lioness Edna Coutts at 613-267-2744. Lions Club membership information is available through Lion Bill Dixon 613-283-7753.

TUESDAY, JULY 26 • Zumba, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tatlock Hall. Call 613-256-4915 for information.

• The Butterfly Fan Club, Perth and District Breast Cancer support group at the Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Perth; 7 to 9 p.m.; information, call Carleen at 613-812-4474. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month.

FRIDAY, JULY 22 • Hamburger, sausage, hotdog barbecue at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East, Perth, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Other barbecues will be held August 5, August 19 and September 2. Proceeds to Branch 244 Accessibility Fundraising Committee.

• Join re-enactor Nancy MacLeod at Inge-Va, 66 Craig St. Perth, at 1 p.m. for a demonstration of antique and replica medical equipment and treatments from the Victorian era. A retired nurse, MacLeod has collected over 200 pieces of 19th century medical memorabilia. Dressed in period costume, she will re-enact the role of a medical practitioner of the era, using

• Bell, Book and Candle; John van Druten’s romantic comedy inspired the television series Bewitched. It’s presented by the Classic Theatre Festival, Ottawa Valley’s professional summer company, in a new, wheelchair accessible venue with free parking and air conditioning, The Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria Street, Perth. Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: or 1-877283-1283.



Evan H. Barr Congratulations on receiving your Honours B.A., Bachelor of Education and Geomatics Certification from Nipissing University on June 9, 2011. Evan plans to pursue a teaching career and Masters of Educational Technology. Love, Grandma, Carrie, Laura, Emily, Mom & Dad.








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Kari & Norm Clarke are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter from Carleton Place High School. Katie will be pursuing a degree in Political Science and Psychology at Mount Allison University. Congratulations, Katie! Love, Mom, Dad & Kristian.

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Jaime Lyn Gardiner

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June 12, 2011 Gord and Tracy Palmer, along with Mitchell, are extremely proud to announce the graduation of Amanda from the University of Ottawa with Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization (Co-op) Magna Cum Laude

Carrie-Ann Barr

• The Fourposter; Jan de Hartog’s Tony Award winner for Best Play on Broadway is a comedic chronicle of marriage. It’s presented by the Classic Theatre Festival, Ottawa Valley’s professional summer company, in a new, wheelchair accessible venue with free parking and air conditioning, The Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria Street, Perth. Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees every

Amanda Rose Palmer

Congratulations on receiving your Honours B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from Queen’s University on June 6, 2011. Carrie will attend University of Toronto in September to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Love, Grandma, Evan, Emily, Laura Mom & Dad.

Ontario Scholar Jaime graduated from Grade 12 at P&DCI on June 29, 2011. She will be continuing her studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, in nursing. Congratulations Jaime! Love, Mom, Dad, Steven & Laura, Grandma & Grandpa

Wayne and Sandra Nicholson are pleased to announce their daughter, Lyndsey, completed her B.A. in Linguistics at Carleton University, receiving a Senate Academic Award. Lyndsey is the eldest granddaughter of John and Ann Hamilton, Carleton Place and Donald and Doreen Nicholson, P.E.I. CL25317

Jamie Allan

Devon Sicard

Jaclyn Drynan

Jim & Sharon are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter from St. Lawrence College. Jamie received her diploma from the Community & Justices Services Program. Jamie is currently employed with Terrace Youth Residential Services. Love, Mom, Dad & Tony.

Notre Dame Catholic High School

Congratulations to Jaclyn who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa, June 14, 2011. Jaclyn is presently working as an R.N. in the I.C.U. department of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. We wish you much success and a long and rewarding career. Love, Mom & Jordan


• St. James Major Church in Sharbot Lake welcomes all to their annual ham and turkey dinner, topped off with home baked pies, in the air conditioned church hall from 4 p.m. to 6:30 pm. Cost: Adults $12; children five to 12 $5 and kids four and under are free. Tickets available at the door.








Best of luck at Ottawa University in Aboriginal Studies. We are so proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad and Dalton.


• Heritage House Tour in and around Westport from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 each which includes refreshments in the museum garden from 2 to 5 p.m. There are 200 tickets available and can be obtained by advance only at the museum; Murphy’s Barber Shop, Westport or by mail: Rideau District Museum, Box 305 Westport, K0G 1X0. For further information, call 613-2735202 or 613-273-5686.

•The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) hosts shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 10:30 a.m. Potluck social at noon. Call 613-492-0291 for information.

Laura Ellis-Legault Holy Name of Mary School

With love Dad, Mom & the whole family.

Love, Mom, Dad, Melissa, Adam & Alison

We are so proud of you!


Scott Ferguson Congratulations to Scott Ferguson on receiving his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering at University of California Santa Barbara, June 12, 2011.


Tatyana Flick Congratulations Tatyana on graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Science (Highest Honours) in Biology.We are very proud of your accomplishments and wish you continued success in your studies at Iowa State University.


Laura Anne Blanchette Mom always had a special bond and adoration for animals. With tremendous love and pride, we celebrate Laura Anne’s graduation with honours as a Veterinary Technician Assistant. Congratulations to the brightest mom, you’re a shining inspiration! Krystal, Amber & Jayde


Andrew Rick Topping Maxine & Rick Topping are proud to announce the graduation of their son, Andrew, June 15, 2011, from McMaster University. Andrew graduated with Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Summa Cum Laude). He has accepted a position with Deloitte Accounting Firm in Burlington.

Laura graduated from Grade 8 with High Honours and received the Academic Achievement Award in English and the School Council Citizenship Award. Congratulations! Love, Mom, Dad, Brian, Paul & Grandma





• The Lanark Highlands Youth Centre (61 Princess St. in Lanark) is holding a rummage sale and barbecue from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 613-259-2012 for more information.




• The Stewart Park Festival begins at noon today.


• The Perth Golf Course is hosting the Dorothy Griffith Memorial golf tournament, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. The price of $110 covers the cost of golf, cart, bucket of balls for the driving range, on-course contests and dinner. To register call the Perth and District Chamber of commerce at 613-267-320 or 1-888-267-6797; email Perth Golf Course members receive a $20 discount. HST is extra.

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Tourism organization announces contest winner plains Leah Piltz, marketing and communications coordinator at the OHTO. “We as a community need to promote these kinds of assets. Tourism has a significant part to play in the local economy; one that can create jobs and bring in new financial resources to the area. “As a large amount of visitors to the region are those visiting their friends and family, local residents become de facto tourism experts and need to be informed about all the things we have to offer. ” The contest for the iPad 2 may be over, but submissions of favourite experiences and attractions are still encouraged at the Tourism Starts with You website. Past entries can also be viewed, which include everything from Movies Under the Stars in Smiths Falls to the Marmora Mine in Marmora and the Forest Festival in Haliburton. Submissions will be featured on the Ontario’s Highlands Facebook page and at the upcoming Ontario’s Highlands visitor information website at The OHTO is a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. The OHTO works in collaboration with eight DMOs, tourism agencies and authorities including: Algonquin Nation, Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce,, Haliburton Highlands, Lanark County Tourism, Land O’ Lakes Tourist Association, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, and the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association. Find out more about the OHTO at Submitted by Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization

General Inquiries: 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 (613 area code) Public Works: 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 (613 area code)

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2011 The Meeting Dates are as follows: 6:00 PM All Committees Reeve Richard Kidd 7:00 PM Council Reeve Richard Kidd

Tuesday July 19th Tuesday August 2nd

Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at or at the Township Office 24 hours prior to the meeting TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH Employment Opportunity PLANNING ADMINISTRATOR/DEPUTY CLERK The Township of Beckwith, located in the County of Lanark and situated on the western boundary of the City of Ottawa, is looking for a Planning Administrator/Deputy Clerk. The Planning Administrator/Deputy Clerk, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, will be responsible for the planning functions and assisting with the day-to-day operation of the Clerk’s office in accordance with municipal policies, budgets and provincial legislation. Applicants must have the academic credentials suitable with the responsibilities of the position. Preference will be given to applicants who have accreditation in a planning field and have attained an AMCT designation. A minimum of three years experience in a municipal or similar environment, with demonstrated communication and management skills. This is a full time position with a competitive salary and benefits. For a copy of the complete job description of the Planning Administrator/Deputy Clerk, please visit the Career Opportunities section of our website at To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the attention of Cynthia Moyle, CAO by 4 pm on July 18th, 2011, by email to or by fax to 613-257-8996. Township of Beckwith 1702 9th Line Beckwith R.R. #2 Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment and is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has announced the winner of the iPad 2 in its Tourism Starts with You contest, part of its grassroots effort to increase tourism to this region. Recognizing that most people who live in the area may not consider it as a tourist destination, the OHTO set out to to change this attitude and to inform the local population that Tourism Starts with You. People were encouraged to share the attractions and experiences that they love about Ontario’s Highlands at www., and every submission counted as an entry into the contest. The winning entry was selected at random from more than 570 submissions received throughout the contest period, which ran from the end of March to June 2011. Lynda Larsen-Baldry of Kanata won the contest by submitting one of her favourite experiences in the Ontario’s Highlands region: whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River. Larsen-Baldry chose whitewater rafting because “it is fun and you can get all your friends and family together for a day or a weekend and see what they are made of. “You can let it all hang out and after it is over you can relax and have fun talking about how it went.” Whitewater rafting has a strong association with the region, as the Ottawa River was recently named the number two rafting destination worldwide by travel website The region is also home to the Ottawa Valley, the Whitewater Capital of Canada. “This is a great winning submission to highlight some of the amazing worldclass experiences and attractions that Ontario’s Highlands has to offer,” ex-

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