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HILLIER’S VICTORY Randy Hillier returns as the riding’s MPP after a huge victory.


Trees and benches that line the Tay River Pathway off Christie Lake Road in Perth are more than just trail markers. Each of the five trees and four benches which were dedicated last week has a special significance, as they are honouring lives lived as well as organizations devoted to bettering the community. Representatives from the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation joined guests last Wednesday afternoon on the 1.5-kilomtre accessible trail for a ceremony recognizing each tree and bench. Two white spruce trees were dedicated in memory of Louanne Pepper and Ruth Carson, who worked at Lanark Lodge for 22 and 19 years, respectively. Lanark Lodge director, Deborah Pidgeon, said the trees were a fitting tribute as both

Pepper and Carson loved the outdoors. “By planting these trees in memory of these special ladies, we can encourage people to take a few minutes to stop and reflect on how fortunate we were to have them in our lives and how much they contributed to our community at Lanark Lodge and their own communities,� Pidgeon said. Through tears, several family members who were present to honour each woman, helped place dirt around the spruce trees, as well as place a sign at each tree remembering their loved ones. Lanark County Warden Sharon Mousseau, said she could tell both Pepper and Carson were well loved by those at Lanark Lodge and their families. “We were honoured to have them as employees of Lanark County and although their time with us was too short, their imprint has been left,� Mousseau said. “I hope you take comfort in having these

trees planted in their memory,� she told the families. Other citizens were also honoured. A red maple was donated in memory of Lloyd Morrison, and Hazel and Eric Fuller were remembered with a silver and red maple on the pathway. Benches were provided by OMYA Canada, the Perth and District Community Foundation, as well as Lanark Lodge resident Stanley Keays. An additional bench was contributed in memory of the Kenyon family. The pathway’s trailhead is located between Perth Community Care Centre and Lanark Lodge and runs behind the county administration building. It passes the round garden, community gardens and a white-pine reforestation. For more information, visit To make a donation, call 1-888-952-6275, ext. 3113.

Seaton kicks off inaugural walk LAURIE WEIR

HARVEST TIME The Perth Food Bank is thankful for community support during this harvest season.



Jackie Seaton has a new mission in life – raising awareness about multiple myeloma (MM). He was recently diagnosed with this deadly bone cancer and now he wants to help others who have the same fate. “I had never heard of it a month ago and now it’s at the centre of my life,� he said, as he is organizing an inaugural walk in Lanark on Oct. 16 to help raise money for the cause. “When I first heard my diagnosis I thought I was a dead man. That was not a good weekend. Since then I have been more and more heartened by my new friends and medical contacts in the myeloma community. They’re very much alive and firing on all cylinders.� According to the 2011 Canadian Cancer Statistics report released by the Canadian Cancer Society, the total new cases of MM diagnosed annually in Canada are estimated at 2,300 (males 1,300; females 1000), representing an incidence of five in 100,000 people; the number of deaths from multiple myeloma were estimated at 1,350 (males 730 and females 640.) See ‘SEATON’ Page 2

Perth’s two high school girls’ basketball teams battle for supremecy on the court.


IN BRIEF Driver fails to stop for school bus A 22-year-old Perth man was charged with failing to stop for a school bus and driving while using a hand held device on Sept. 30. A truck going south on the Rideau Ferry Road passed a school bus that had its signal lights flashing and its stop sign displayed. Children were getting on the bus at the time. An officer with the Lanark County detachment of the OPP saw the driver pass the bus and noticed the driver was using a cell phone at the time.

Van on fire Perth Police are investigating after responding to a van fire in Last Duel Park at 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 30. While in the park, officers also observed vandalism to the pay phone and are asking anyone with information about either incident to call 613-2673131.

IT’S A PHOTO FINISH Queen Elizabeth Public School student Noah Frazer runs his hardest as he crosses the finish line during an in-school, fun cross-country meet last Thursday.

Perth’s haunted history Ghost walk of Perth Oct. 28 KASSINA RYDER

From spirits to curses and murders, the Ghost Walk of Perth is sure to get participants in the Halloween spirit. “There is something about Perth,� said historian and author Susan Code, who will be leading the walk. “The wide variety of people who live here and the things that happened here – we have a very rich history.� Code has been giving haunted tours of Perth’s downtown since 1996. She said the walk also serves as a local history lesson, both for the town and surrounding area. “It’s always been a nice way to get involved in the Halloween spirit and learn a little bit more about our community,� she said. “It’s not just ghost stories; I’ve got some gruesome tales, such as the hangings at the courthouse.� The walk is 90 minutes long and Code said all ages are welcome, though the walk is better suited for children nine and older. “It’s about 90 minutes of walking and if you’re child can handle that, that’s fine,� she said. Code said one of Perth’s most famous

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ghosts resides at the Great War Memorial Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “It’s probably the best known of all the ghosts just because so many people have encountered it,� she said. While the hospital ghost is rumoured to be that of a cursed woman, not all of Perth’s ghosts are scary. Debbie Sproule is the administrative assistant to heritage and has worked at the Perth Museum, formerly the home of the Matheson family, for 24 years. She said there are two ghostly presences at the museum that have made themselves known to her during stressful times in her personal life. In 1989, Sproule’s sister suffered a heart attack while living in western Canada. She was worried and distracted and was having a hard time concentrating when she returned to work. She said at the time, her office was located in a small room behind the parlour, which is believed to have been used as the home’s sick room. One day shortly after returning to work, Sproule said she saw someone walk past her office door. See ‘SPIRITS’ Page 2

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JOINING THE RANKS St. John Catholic High School graduates Jeff Laflamme and Kurtis Pankow are all smiles before the school’s graduation ceremonies last Friday evening. Laflamme earned the Governor General’s Medal for highest academic standing in his class, while Pankow was the valedictorian. They joined 159 other graduates who walked across the stage as alumni during the event.

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Seaton walking to raise cancer awareness Continued from Front Seaton has been researching MM and says it’s not as scary as it once was to him. “Research in this country in particular is dynamic,� he said. “The more I learn about MM the less scary it becomes.� While at a national conference last month in Toronto, Seaton met patients who have lived for five to 10 years with the disease, and “one feisty lady for 22 years.�

Just five years ago, 90 per cent of people diagnosed with myeloma were not expected to live two to three years with it, he learned. “Today, multiple myeloma research is geared less to finding a cure than to containing a chronic, manageable disease through the use of new drugs and drug combinations. “That strategy is paying off quickly as about one year of outcome is added for every year of research,� Seaton said.

He is coming forward with his own personal story now to help people become more aware of not only the signs and symptoms, but of the diagnosis and how to live with the disease. “I know it’s a bit forward to go public with a personal health challenge like this but I also feel a responsibility to bring some awareness to the community around me,� he said. He will be joining other Canadians in Toronto, Montreal, Saskatoon, Windsor and Win-

Spirits alive in Perth Continued from Front “I just happened to glance up and I had an image of somebody walking past,� she said. Sproule said she saw a short man with balding grey hair wearing a coat with tails. When he walked past her door, his hands were clasped behind his back and his head was bowed. Sproule said when she stood up from her chair, she felt a reassuring hand clasp her shoulder. “When I raised myself up from my desk, from behind I had the presence of a hand on my shoulder, squeezing my shoulder in a gesture of ‘there, there, that’s okay’,� she said. “Within seconds I’m just elated and everything I had thought about, that I was bothered about, is gone.� Sproule said the exact same incident has occurred whenever she has faced traumatic situations in her personal life, including when her mother passed away in 2003. She believes the man who walks past her office door is Roderick Matheson, but she isn’t sure who squeezes her shoulder in reassurance. She said she has a few theories. Either she resembles someone who sat

in that sick room needing comfort, or the house’s ghosts see her as a caretaker – or both. “Personally, it’s almost as if somebody is trying to say to me, ‘we have to get her mind off of that so she can take care of the house’ type of thing,� Sproule said. “Either I resemble somebody who sat in that chair or, because I’ve been here for so long, they see me as the person who is taking care of the house.� Sproule said no matter what the answer, she takes encouragement from the experiences. “It is a good thing, it’s a positive experience,� she said. The haunted walk starts at the Perth Museum at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 and will finish with refreshments at the museum. The walk will take place rain or shine and costs $10 per adult and $5 for children, with a maximum of $25 per family. Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes and tickets can be reserved by calling 613-267-2595 or 613-267-1947. All proceeds will benefit the Perth Museum.

nark and Perth. It will finish at the North Lanark County Community Health Centre, 207 Robertson Dr. Lanark, about one hour later. To sponsor or join Seaton on his inaugural walk, please email him at jackie.seaton@ for more information. A link to a donation site can be found here: http://pmhf3.

nipeg on Oct.16 in a Myeloma Walk, by kickstarting his own event in Lanark County. “I will be walking solo, unless I can find another survivor to join me, to establish the first such walk in this area and I hope to make it an annual event under the umbrella of Myeloma Canada, the national support group in this country.� His 5-km event will take place on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. at the Mississippi bridge on Highway 511, halfway between La-

Council discusses MADD Canada letter KASSINA RYDER


Perth Town Council discussed a letter at its recent Committee of the Whole meeting, that was from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. The letter asked councilors to pass a formal resolution supporting the organization’s stance on banning the sale of beer and wine in convenience stores. The letter was sent out to municipalities across the province. Coun. Beth Peterkin said she would support a resolution after reading the letter. “They quote some pretty hard facts,� she said. Mayor John Fenik said he would not support the motion, stating he would like to see statistics from other jurisdictions such as Quebec, which allows alcohol to be sold in stores, before making a decision. “I’m really not sure if I’m comfortable with a resolution of council to that effect,� he said. Coun. Jim Boldt also declined his support, as well as Coun. Ed McPherson, who both said the issue should be discussed at the provincial level and not at council. “Let’s leave this with the provincial government,� McPherson said. “This is a provincial issue.�


Town staff presented a report outlining a yard bylaw that would enforce stricter rules about the maintenance of front yards, including cutting grass to the curb line. Jim Connell, director of protective services and chief building official for the Town of Perth, said the town now uses the Property Maintenance and Occupancy Standards bylaw under the Building Code Act to deal with property infractions. Under that bylaw, violators have a minimum of 21 days to comply with orders, but the Act’s process can draw out that timeline “for a number of months or longer in some cases,� according to the report. Connell recommended a new bylaw that would “address the responsibility of property owners to maintain the property to a minimum standard in a more timely manner than currently exists.� He added that in recent years, some property owners have taken advantage of the more lenient bylaw. “A few private property owners have decided that they would not maintain property all the way to the curb or pavement edge,� the report stated. The draft bylaw will be considered by council in early 2012.

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Voters re-elect Randy Hillier

ROSANNE LAKE AND ANDREW SNOOK In true Randy Hillier style, the newly re-elected Progressive Conservative MPP arrived at his headquarters in Perth last Thursday night oozing his trademark country-boy confidence and flashing his suspenders. He and his wife, Jane, were greeted with cheers, handshakes and back slapping as they walked into Fiddleheads Bar and Grill, just after 10 p.m. that night, knowing that the numbers were in Randy’s favour. People were shoulder-toshoulder at the restaurant during Hillier’s arrival, sporting blue Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Ran- and white Hillier buttons and dy Hillier was successfully re-elected on Oct. 6. waving placards that matched the balloons decorating the pub area. The re-elected Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP said he was confident all along. “Everyone in Queen’s Park knows that when I say I’m going to do something, I do it,” he said, which roused the crowd to applaud and hoot in support. In the end, Hillier garnered just over 50 per cent of the vote, earning 22,457 in total. That accounts for more than 4,000 more votes than he had in the 2007 provincial election. This time around, there was also a larger gap between how many votes Hillier was able to snag, compared to Liberal candidate, Bill MacDonald. In 2007, the count was close, with fewer than 950 votes separating the Conservative and Liberal candidates. Last Thursday night, that gap widened considerably, with almost 10,000 Liberal Bill MacDonald came in second in the Lanark, votes separating Hillier from his Liberal competitor. Frontenac, Lennox and Addington riding.

“I went to Queen’s Park to do politics differently,” he said. “I have done them differently and I think people recognize that.” Approximately 20 people dropped by the Sharbot Lake Country Inn in support of MacDonald on election night. MacDonald said he was happy with the campaign, despite the loss. “I feel we ran a pretty good campaign and touched on some important issues,” he said. MacDonald said he was happy to see his win the election, although he had hoped for a Liberal majority. “It’s always better for the province to have a majority. The government gets to continue its programs,” he said. MacDonald added that he thought the Liberals’ positive messages were a key part of their overall success this election. “I find the Conservative Party’s program was very negative,” said Bill MacDonald. “The Liberal Party had a positive program…it got pretty personal when people heard the opposition say they were canceling this and canceling that. People started thinking they could lose their jobs.” Hillier said the Perth and Lanark area has always been supportive of him. He said it was great to see such a strong showing of support for him in the riding, noting that his considerable lead speaks to the way the public has embraced the Conservatives locally. “I wish there was a stronger showing provincially for the conservatives, but people have cast their votes and that’s how democracy works,” Hillier said. Before the election visit that night, Hillier said he was at home, “trying to decide which suspenders to wear.”

New Democrat Dave Parkhill received 18 per cent of the vote in the LFLA riding on Oct. 6.

Green Party candidate Nancy Matte received 3.9 per cent of the vote in the LFLA riding.

New Democrats take 18 per cent of the vote; Green Party slips in polls KASSINA RYDER AND ROSANNE LAKE NDP candidate Dave Parkhill and Green Party candidate Nancy Matte spent election night at opposite ends of the riding. Parkhill watched the numbers roll in at the Golden Star restaurant in Amherstview, while Green was at home with her family in Beckwith. The two candidates also witnessed opposite results within their riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington in the Oct. 6 election, with the NDP vote share soaring to 18 per cent and the Green share plummeting below four per cent. Approximately 25 people attended Parkhill’s event, with about 12 more supporters spending the evening at a private residence in Perth, Parkhill said. Parkhill said he was glad votes

for the NDP increased in this election. The party increased their votes about five per cent from the 2007 election. “I’m very happy to have raised this up from where we were last provincial [election],” he said. Parkhill said he believes his message helped increase voter turnout. “I think I engaged a lot of people who were disengaged,” he said. “I think I swayed their minds.” He also said he hoped politicians would take action on the issues he heard from constituents during his campaign, especially issues about poverty. “I hope poverty issues come up in the next sitting of the legislature because there are a lot of folks out there that need just a little bit more and they need to be heard,” he said. “There are too many people out there who have voices, but they’re not being heard.”



Parkhill said he would definitely consider running in another election. “It has been such a wonderful and engaging process,” he said. “I would consider it for sure.” While he said he would like to run again, he added that he would have liked to have had more preparation time before beginning his campaign. Parkhill received his nomination on Aug. 28 and began campaigning shortly afterward. “It was a slow start this time,” he said. “Next time, I’d be able to give it a little more attention ahead of time.” Similarly, Matte said she is looking ahead to give the Greens more of a local presence during the next four years. She said although it was disappointing to see the number of Green Party votes decline since the last provincial election, she is looking to the future with hope. The Green candidate was enjoying a quiet night at her house

Party’s numbers have gone down, but at least now we will have four more years to spread our message,” Matte said. Matte said her first election running as a provincial candidate was rewarding in terms of getting to know the area she was representing. “I got to meet so many wonderful people and witness so much community spirit,” she said.

in Beckwith on Oct. 6, watching the numbers roll in with her family. Matte earned 1,748 votes last week, accounting for 3.9 per cent of the vote in this riding. In the 2007 Ontario election, this riding’s Green Party candidate earned more than seven per cent of the vote, only five per cent behind the NDP candidate at the time. “It’s unfortunate that the Green

By the numbers STAFF Randy Hillier earned his seat in the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington with more than 50 per cent of the popular vote. Hillier earned 50.08 per cent of the vote share with 22,457 votes. Liberal candidate Bill MacDonald registered 12,519 in second place with 27.92 per cent of the votes.

In third place was NDP candidate Dave Parkhill with 8,118 votes for 18.10 per cent. Nancy Matte, Green Party candidate was fourth with 1,748 votes for 3.9 per cent of the vote. Across the province, the Liberals earned 53 seats with 37.62 per cent of the vote shares. Progressive Conservates are in second with 37 seats on 35.43 per cent of the vote. and the NDPs in third with 17 seats on 22.73 per cent.


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LANARK COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE Rehabilitation of County Road 12 (McDonald’s Corners Road), in the Township of Lanark Highlands, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2011 5 - 7 p.m. At the Municipal Office of the Township of Lanark Highlands, 75 George Street, Box 340, Lanark ON K0G 1K0 For further information, please contact: Steve Allan, P. Eng.,Director of Public Works The Corporation of the County of Lanark 99 Christie Lake Rd., P.O. Box 37, Perth ON K7H 3E2 Phone: 613-267-1353, ext 3101 • Fax 613-267-2793 E-mail:

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The Power of Food: Perth food bank hopes to reap what it sows this Thanksgiving season Many of us living in the Valley know the pleasure of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in gardens tended just outside our back doors. Preparing simple, healthy meals for family and friends from ‘local’ food is the truest sense of the word. We know how good it makes us feel to spend warm, sunny days outside in our gardens, and that the physical effort we invest in the tasks of planting, weeding and watering during the summer is amply repaid with an abundant harvest of quality, pesticide-free produce just before Thanksgiving. Some of us even put food by for the long winter months and stretch our grocery dollars that much further by freezing, canning, drying and storing the surplus. We know the pride we can take in having these skills, which equip us to be more self-sufficient and secure in an increasingly uncertain world. Some of us were lucky and learned these skills — gardening, cooking, preserving —from our parents and grandparents. Others may have asked the neighbours, read books or taken a workshop. But many of those in our community who would benefit most from these skills haven’t had the same opportunities. And that’s what we’re hoping to change as the Perth and District Food Bank becomes a community food centre over the next few months. One woman who comes to the food bank on rare occasions struggles to buy food for a family of four on just $400 a month. That’s about $1.11 per person per meal and nowhere near enough to put ample, healthy food on the table for two growing children and a working husband. The thrifty gardeners among us know that, with a little help, a bit of outdoor space and two or three packets of seeds costing less than $2 each, this family could grow a year’s supply of beans. For some time, the Perth and District Food Bank has wanted to do more to improve access

to healthy food for those in our community living on low incomes. We want to introduce people to the joys and economies of gardening. We want to help them get the skills they need to budget, shop and eat wisely. We want to give them a chance to gather around a table to share a healthy meal that includes local foods, and talk to their neighbours. And we want to give people a voice on issues that are important to them. Starting in January, we will be offering classes on gardening, cooking, shopping and budgeting as well as free, healthy community meals, all while continuing to provide emergency food hampers to families in need. “The Power of Food” is our theme for this year’s Harvest Campaign. If we stop to think about it, the quality of the food we eat is critical to the health and well-being of ourselves, our families and our community. High quality food is a basic human right, and an investment in good food is an investment in good health. Food is also an opportunity: it has the power to create positive and long-lasting change. Together, we can empower ourselves and our neighbours by sharing and building our knowledge and skills to grow, prepare and advocate for good food. But we can’t run a good food revolution on a shoestring: quality programs require sustained, quality investments in people, equipment and resources. At this time of giving thanks, the Perth and District Food Bank welcomes your donations. Imagine how pleased we are, for example, that Home Hardware is donating staff time and materials on Oct. 16 to help us build the garden in our back yard. To make a donation, call 613-267-6428 or visit our website at Help us to reap what we sow and realize the power of food. Submitted by the Perth and District Food Bank

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Madeline Dietrich with Friends of the Market stands with Perth and District Food Bank board member Barb Hewitt during the Perth Farmers Market Chili Cook-off on Oct. 1. Funds raised from the event went towards the food bank.

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HELPING HANDS Photo by Rosanne Lake

POLICE ASSOCIATION LENDS A HAND Const. Corey Noonan is surrounded by students from The Stewart School as he presents a cheque from the Perth Police Association towards the newly refurbished playground at the school.

The former Masonic Transportation Unit, which closed after 14 years and about 4,000 trips for cancer patients needing a driver to treatment centres in Ottawa and Kingston, donated $10,000 to Dignity House Hospice of Perth last week. Pictured here showing the amount donated is Dignity House board member Stephanie Smart, Transportation Unit co-chair, George Drew; chairman Jack Robinson, and driver Bud Loney. In the back is Dignity House Hospice Board Chair Doug Burt, drivers Clayton Fleming, Al McFadden, Cecil Thompson and Dignity House project manager and board member Alanna Scanlon.

Transition Perth launches skill sharing workshops Transition Perth kicks off its skill sharing workshops with an afternoon on fruit propagation, Saturday, Oct. 15. The workshop will teach simple techniques to start your own fruit bushes and trees, flowering shrubs and roses using everyday household objects. This summer, Transition Perth hosted a solar cooker demonstration at the farmers’ market and a gift bazaar at the

Crystal Palace. Following the interest expressed at these and other events earlier this year, the group will host a series of skill sharing events featuring presenters from the local community. The fruit propagation workshop will cover five basic techniques of propagation: division, layering, tip layering, cuttings and seeds. No previous experience necessary. Donations are welcome,

though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. As spaces are limited, RSVP is required. Transition Perth, a group made up of local volunteers, focuses on building resilience to help address economic and environmental challenges in the community. They draw upon and engage neighbours, schools, community groups, business owners, elders, youth, environ-

mental organisations and local government. The Transition model began in the U.K. and has since spread to hundreds of other towns, cities and communities around the world. The fruit propagation workshop on Oct. 15 will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. outside of Smiths Falls. To RSVP, please call 613-2671926 or Submitted by Transition Perth.

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SHORELINE CLEANUP Sandra Kerr and Heather Lunn joined other McIntosh Perry employees taking part in the Great Canadian Shoreline cleanup several weeks ago, cleaning up along the trail on the Tay River, west of Craig Street to the Tay Basin.

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THE APPRENTICE Dave Onion of Algonquin Employment Services, John Collins of the Apprenticeship Branch and Tamara Wood of Sunflower Bakery welcome Bria Wood, left, as a baking apprentice. More than 80 students were involved in placements through the Perth and District Collegiate Institute cooperative education program last year. In partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship Branch, and Algonquin Employment Services, students Brian Malloy, Wood and Jason Willows were officially registered as apprentices in July.

BREAKING NEW GROUND The Perth Olympic House is one step closer to reality after a ceremony on Oct. 6. The energy efficient house will be constructed through partnerships between The Lan-Arc Design/ Build Group, the Advanced Housing Program of Perth’s Algonquin College and other community businesses. Profits from the sale of the house will go to judo Olympian Nick Tritton and five other charitable organizations: The Lanark Highlands Youth Group, The Lanark Food Bank, The Perth Food Bank, The Youth Action Kommittee, the Lanark Animal Welfare Society and the Algonquin College student bursary fund. Photo by Kassina Ryder

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WALKING HAND IN HAND FOR TERRY Drummond Central Public School students Evey Nykl, Tori Smith and Haley Smith walk hand-in-hand during the school’s Terry Fox event last week. Advertorial

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hen Dr. Anna Cornel retired from her position at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, she still wanted to give back to the community. The Perth resident chose cancer patients as the beneficiary of her community service, driving clients to cancer treatments on a regular basis through the Canadian Cancer Society’s volunteer driver program. “I really enjoy it,” she stressed. “You meet a lot of interesting people, and a lot of the pick-ups are rural, so you see different areas (you may not normally drive through).” Cornel has driven for the Canadian Cancer Society for three-and-a-half years now, e-mailing the co-ordinator before the beginning of each month to let them know when she will be available. She said she can drive as often as twice a week, but it is more often two or three times a month. “I was retired, and looking for something to do,” Cornel explained. “I’ve collected for the Canadian Cancer Society for years.” As a captain of the April canvassing campaign, Cornel knew how important the Canadian Cancer Society was for cancer patients. Attending a kick-off meeting for the campaign a few years ago, she heard about the need for volunteer drivers and decided she could help. She drives mainly to Ottawa, but has been to Kingston, Brockville and Carleton Place as well. The Queensway-Carleton Hospital is the site for many of the treatments for this area, since it opened the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre in February 2010. Cornel said she usually drops patients off at the treatment centre for three to four hours, but sometimes for as little This ad is generously sponsored by

as 15 minutes. She said some volunteer drivers do stay at the hospital and spend the time drinking coffee and reading magazines, but she prefers to use her time shopping, going for a walk or visiting a gallery. “I don’t think I’ve had any unpleasant drives,” Cornel stressed. She said clients are usually cancer patients who are older, and don’t have relatives in the area who can drive them to treatments. As a former doctor at CHEO, Cornel said she has some insight on the best free parking spots at area hospitals, saving the Canadian Cancer Society some money. The society pays for mileage and parking for volunteer drivers, with about 3,900 rides in 2010 costing more than $133,000. The Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to partner with Metroland Media, Lake 88.1 FM and BrockNews as sponsors of Wheels of Hope. If you would like to volunteer your time to become a volunteer driver or donate money to help get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments you can call (613) 267-1058 or 1 800 3672913 or contribute online at About the Canadian Cancer Society The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. To learn more, visit www.cancer. ca or call the bilingual Cancer Information Service, toll-free, at 1 888 9393333. This is the third in a series for the Canadian Cancer Society to promote its Wheels of Hope campaign. The campaign aims to raise $25,000 for the Society’s volunteer driver program.

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Voter turnout hits all-time low


he weather was sunny. The date was set years ago. Advance polling options were more numerous than ever. And still, voter turnout in Ontario on Oct. 6 hit an all-time low. Apathy, that most heinous of political sins, abounded in Ontario. Dalton McGuinty narrowly missed a majority re-election and will have to settle for a 53-seat minority government. But with less than half of eligible voters marking an “X,” we have to wonder if his government really represents the will of the electorate. McGuinty’s Liberals picked up 37.62 per cent of the popular vote. But since only about five million voters hit the polls, only about 22 per cent of the approximately 8.5 million eligible voters favoured a Liberal government. Officially, the turnout recorded on Oct. 6 was 49.2 per cent. That was down from the previous all-time low, which was set in – wait for it – 2007, during the last provincial election. There was one bright light in this apathetic mess. Improved advance polling and other options to make casting a ballot more accessible were successful: 650,000 Ontarians voted before election day. At least Ontario is still doing better than the Northwest Territories, where 35 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in a recent election. But Manitoba’s general election last week yielded 57 per cent turnout. PEI had an astounding 76 per cent turnout – and that was low for the Maritime province. So what is the issue here? Are the leaders too boring? Did the issues and platforms fail to resonate with citizens? Have people lost sight of their civic duty? Voter turnout can be a pretty accurate measure of how much we care. Here in the Valley, after three elections – municipal, federal and now provincial – in less than 365 days, it’s probably safe to say that voters were simply tired of caring.

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. Last week’s winner was Ron Closs, who guessed the ticket gate at the Field of Dreams baseball diamond in Lanark Village. This week’s local landmark can only be solved by using common cents.


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choing across the vast forested waterways of Ontario comes a call as wild as the terrain over which it sounds. To those frequenters of this great outdoor landscape, the long loud yodel is a fitting accompaniment to many a picturesque lake-land scene. By now you must have guessed. The musician referred to is that great northern diver, the common loon. This large familiar figure with its handsome black and white plumage is found on almost every tree-lined lake across the country. Because of its impatient attitude to other nesting neighbours of its kind, the smaller lakes usually support only the one pair; the larger bodies of water, two or more. In a remote section of boggy or rocky shoreline, preferably an island, the loons choose a nesting site. The bulky nest of decaying vegetation usually cradles two large greenish eggs, spotted faintly with black. The young loons, upon hatching, slip almost immediately into the water, for, like their parents, they are all but helpless on land. Therefore, one feature of a loon’s nest site is its close proximity to fairly deep water, affording the diving birds good underwater escape routes. Their element, then, is the water, and this becomes evident very quickly to those who watch them. The loon’s ability to dive is seldom equalled by any other water fowl. They dive to escape being molested, they dive for food, and sometimes, if they know you are watching, they dive just for the fun of it. Watch them closely and you can anticipate these dives. Just before submerging, the loon will

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elp. I am trapped in a nostalgia bubble and I can’t get out. I blame the trains. (And the fact I had to come up with a column idea earlier than usual because of Thanksgiving. Ideas need time to grow in my tiny little head.) Some of you may have noticed a slight (ha!) traffic disruption in town last week due to the work being done on the railroad tracks. Basically, if you didn’t leave a day early for an appointment across town, there was a good chance you would be late. Okay. I am exaggerating. A little. One of the contributing factors to the car traffic being backed up from the tracks on Wilson Street all the way to Rideau Ferry (again with the exaggeration, sort of) was the fact the trains were moving very slowly as they passed through town because of the track work. And there was no shortage of trains travelling at about Warp Negative Five, let me tell ya! This gave many travellers lots and lots of time to enjoy the drawings and sayings scrawled across the freight cars as they waited at crossings. It also made me feel a little nostalgic for simpler times. (Times when I didn’t drive much.) Yes, slow-moving trains can do that for me. A few (snort!) years ago when I was about 17, I worked at the now-demolished Burger King restaurant on Hwy. 7. It was situated very close to the railroad tracks. We would have to shut off the drive-thru speakers when a train went by or else we would be deafened by the roar. When there was work on the



Past Deadline tracks, the trains would slow down. I remember standing at the back delivery door sometimes and watching the big, lumbering freights as they crept past. At that time I was a Restless Teenager™ who was eager to flee Perth and discover the world (possibly to save it), and I would imagine jumping on one of those slow-moving freights and heading as far west as it would take me. (Havelock?) One of the things that stopped me (besides having an overdeveloped sense of guilt/responsibility), was the fact I would have been wearing my oh-so-glamorous red and blue polyester Burger King uniform, and that didn’t really fit the image I wanted to portray. I was thinking more along the lines of ripped jeans and jean jacket, ball cap and grubby khaki backpack. You know, a la Sullen Restless Teenager™. So because it’s all about image and perception (not to mention fear of death), I would adopt the appropriate level of sullenness and return to my shift, continu-

ing to daydream about escape routes and worldly travels while making Whoppers or mopping floors or taking orders at drivethru. That never happens anymore. Ahem. OK, well, if it does it’s while I’m dispensing snacks and mopping floors and taking orders in the kitchen at home. At least I’m not wearing a polyester uniform at this point. There has been a lot of talk lately by friends of mine who are in or nearing this pesky fourth decade (the era when severe biomechanical failures catch up to you, apparently) that we have to seize the day! And live in the moment! And life is short! And do it now! And this is not a dress rehearsal! Etc. This always leaves me feeling unnerved and panicky. What am I supposed to be doing NOW? Will I need to get a sitter for the kids? So I’m thinking, well, maybe I oughta add “jump on a freight train” to my bucket list. After all, I have friends who are jumping out of planes and getting coveted degrees and learning how to fly and so on. Of course, jumping on and off a freight train is not only irresponsible, dangerous and illegal (gotta be a role model, you know), but also perilous when one has an unreliable ankle. I would probably land on the wrong foot, crumple to the ground and get rolled over by a boxcar. So perhaps I would be better off snagging a ticket on a passenger train. I could step carefully on and off. Besides, there are snacks. It’s all about the snacks, you know.

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Know the signs of multiple myeloma To the editor: October is “Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month” in Canada, a disease I hadn’t heard of a few weeks ago but which now seems to have hijacked my life. Getting the diagnosis was pretty scary since this blood cancer is both incurable and fatal. But the more I learn about it the less scary it is. The research into multiple myeloma (MM) is dynamic. Today the disease is beginning to be viewed as a chronic and controllable cancer with outcomes three to five years only five years ago. Today 90 per cent of patients have edged past that benchmark. Not many people carry multiple myeloma. There are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people in all of Canada. No surprise then that most of us have never learned about it and tragically miss the symptoms which, unfortunately, are common to many other simpler disorders. For example, back ache is a common symptom among those with MM, but who doesn’t have back ache from time to time? Would your chiropractor think “possible blood cancer”? But Myeloma does in fact invade the bones causing lesions and disintegration until, in the case of vertebrae, they tend

to collapse. Rest and exercise will simply offer more time for the disease to do irreparable damage. I was luckier. I complained of anemia, something all myeloma patients experience. But here again, who doesn’t feel tired once in a while? In my case it was uncharacteristic enough to arouse suspicion. My doctor, bless him, took the time to screen for unusual causes when he might otherwise have written it off as overwork or a touch of flu. This is the insidious thing about MM symptoms. They usually point to an everyday complaint and for that simple reason are hard to recognize as more serious by doctors and patients alike. The only remedy for missing the symptoms is awareness. You can find out more about Myeloma at this website: This national organization is responsible, accurate and completely up to date with their website information and links. They will help you ask the right questions of your doctor and might one day save your life. Jackie Seaton Harper

Roadside memorial support for family To the editor, RE: Roadside Memorial My friend and I were with Mrs. Whyte from the first phone call with regards to her son’s accident, to accompanying her to the emergency department at the hospital to hear of her son’s fate. We watched as her family arrived to emergency, receiving each other in disbelief and grief-stricken states. We were only able to see the pain this family was enduring, but were not able to feel it. I understand that persons who lose children to accidents of any type are never truly able to “get over” the emptiness and loss. The memorial is tasteful and well preserved, located on county

property, family and friends contributing their possessions they feel suit the site. If all these persons have is a memoriam at the roadside where Mike last took a breath, a tombstone at a graveyard and memories of his short life, that isn’t much. Try to imagine losing your own child, never to hold them again, speak with them, see them grow, mature, have careers, marry and have your grandchildren, prospering in their own lives. It seems selfish and heartless to make issue of such a small and meaningful place for family and friends to gather to help find some peace. Susan Park Perth

Foster Lockers gets a facelift The ugly duckling is now the swan of Harvey Street. The old Frosty Lockers building, located up the hill from the Butcher’s Edge, has received a complete external renovation. Building owner Ron McTavish said they’ve been planning the renovation since he and his partner, Doug Best, first purchased the building more than three years ago. The renovations coincide with the Town of Perth’s Community Improvement and Facade and Signage Improvement Program and the results are jaw dropping. Pulling off the white siding revealed the original stonework and showcases a circular window in the second storey. McTavish estimates the building was constructed in the 1850s or 1860s and operated as a warehouse. It’s best known as the Frosty Lockers, acting as the only refrigeration system in town in the early- to mid-20th century. McTavish’s father, Jack, remembers delivering dairy products to the building up until it was transformed into apartment units in 1964. Rumour has it the building was used to store the whiskey barrels produced across the street at the present-day Telus building. If this is the case, the whiskey barrels would have been transported via the underground tunnel running between the two buildings. There’s a lot of history to this building and McTavish and Best have revealed a stunning side to it.


JAMES Private “I” Who is Perth’s eldest resident? Following my investigative journalism piece about the horses trotting around Perth this summer, I received a note from Vicki Hough who was happy to receive confirmation that she did, in fact, find manure on her father’s front lawn on Wilson Street. She also shared the news that her family celebrated her father’s 104th birthday last week! Russell Griffith, also known as the Shortbread King, turned 104 on Oct. 3. His family hosted a daylong party in his honour last weekend and on his actual special day he went out for fish and chips with his daughters. Vicky inquired as to whether her father holds the title as Perth’s eldest resident. Does he? If you know of any current Perth resident whose birthday falls prior to Oct. 3, 1907, share the name! The Scots Accept Kilt Run Challenge So, you know when Perth, Ontario challenged the Perth, Scotland’s Provost this summer to beat

our teeny, tiny town’s amazingly impressive World Record Kilt Run? I do. I laughed, smiled and thought to myself, ‘like that’ll happen’. Here’s a cultural lesson: Scots will accept any challenge (see: William Wallace). Sure enough, Running Goat’s Mary Stewart told me Perth and Kinross residents plan to politely quash our World Record. Organized by the Perth and Kinross Council along with the Perthshire Running Events Organization and Perth Road Runners, the Kilt Run will take place in 2012. Last time I counted, Perth, Scotland’s population nears the 45,000 mark, giving them a good head start in getting enough runners to toe the start line. Stewart says the Perth (Ontario) Running Goat’s Club members hope to cross the Atlantic to take part. If they do go, I just hope they pack an abacus to count the numbers! Walks with Tux Tux will be left at home tomorrow night as one of Canada’s favourite storytellers arrives in town. CBC’s Vinyl Café host Stuart McLean will hit the stage at the Mason Theatre tomorrow night (Oct. 14) at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Perth Performing Arts Committee, McLean’s arrival has become somewhat of a tradition. To learn more about McLean’s performance as well as other upcoming PPAC shows, visit

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The beauty of the Lanark County accent lives on I

s there a more beautiful sound in this world than a Lanark County accent? I don’t think so. Show me a strapping young lad who says ‘gi’day’ after he is prit’near finished building a fence up the line a tad and I’ll show you a happy reporter. Like many of my fellow county residents, I didn’t notice or appreciate our unique and wonderful accent until after I had moved away. I lived in a house full of Perthites while attending college in Toronto (we tend to travel in packs) and it was only when we started having new friends over that I realized not everyone used the word “Tynol” when referencing all forms of painkillers. Sometimes it got so bad, our new friends would claim to not to be able to understand us when we were all in the same room together. I know my accent can be particularly hard to un-


RYDER Ryder’s Block derstand. I seem to be able to control it when talking to outsiders, (it’s getting harder to curb now that I’ve moved home), but it’s at its best when I’m talking to my grandmother. No matter where I am in the world or whose company I’m in at the time, put me on the phone with my

Grandma and suddenly I’m asking, “gi’day and how are ya now?” while she scolds me for burning the candle at both ends ie: “don’t be staying up too late when you have to get up so durn early, Kassina.” She finishes every conversation with, “we’ll be talkin’ to ya.” Another interesting point about the Lanark County Accent/Ottawa Valley Twang is how often it is mistaken by people outside the valley. When I was working as a reporter in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, a man I was interviewing stopped me mid-question and said, “I bet I can guess where you’re from.” I told him to fire away. “Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland!” was his triumphant reply. It’s not the first time I’ve been mistaken for a Newfoundlander based on the way I talk. Love it or hate it, the La-

Stay or go: what’s the answer? To the Editor, I would like to comment on the letters that have been published in the paper over the past few weeks about Michael Whyte’s memorial site. The question seems to be, “Do we remove it or leave it?” As a concerned parent, we have placed a memorial site in memory of our son (Cory) who was killed 16 years ago on a very sharp corner near Stanleyville. It seems no one has ever said anything about his site; in fact, our dear friend and neighbour, Jim Whyte (Michael’s dad), mows the spot where Cory’s memorial site is, then mows Michael’s spot.

(A job well done!). It doesn’t hurt to have these sites as a reminder to us to think about the loved ones who have been accidently taken from us. Let’s leave the White family alone. We, as a nighbouring community, should be there for moral support. Life is too short; you get but one chance at life, so let’s enjoy what we have and leave the memorial sites alone. Remember, don’t sweat the small stuff around you and never take life for granted. God knows who you are. Ann McParland, Scotchline, Perth

nark County accent is an integral part of our history and it makes us who we are. School teachers may have corrected you growing up, people probably made fun of you when you moved away, but still it

lives on. So to all my fellow county residents, take pride in your accent and don’t let it die. We come from a place where people go on boot tours, the warshing is dried on a clothesline and

people carve punkins on Halloween. And don’t forget to get ‘er done while you’re keepin’ ‘er out of the rhubarb. Thanks to everyone who contributed their best “Lanarkian” suggestions for this column.

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Municipal Connection Public Information Night The Town of Perth is planning the 9th Annual Tax Night. As in the past, you are invited to attend this public information meeting on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, beginning at 6pm. The purpose of the meeting is for taxpayers to learn more about their municipal tax bill, and the services provided by the Town, County, School Boards and the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). As with other years, each presenter will give a 10 – 15 minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by a moderated question and answer period. The presentations provide citizens with a better understanding of the municipal level of government, and in particular our local services, school board issues, taxation/assessment information and what initiatives are planned for the next 3 to 5 years. Please join us! For more information, please contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2239.

Perth Museum Advisory Panel Membership on Committees of the Council: 2011-2014 Term The Town of Perth invites citizen members to apply to serve on the Perth Museum Advisory Panel for the remaining term of Council (2011-2014). To qualify, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, a resident or taxpayer of Perth. Interested applicants are asked to complete and submit an “Application to Serve on the Perth Museum Advisory Panel”, (located on the Town’s website) to the Town Clerk (80 Gore Street East, Perth, K7H 1H9). Applications will be accepted from Thursday, October 13th up to and including Friday, October 28th, 2011. All applications received will be reviewed by the Striking Committee and a recommendation made to Council for the appointment of a member. Note: The qualifications required and Terms of Reference for the Advisory Panel can be found on the Town’s website located at, under the “News” section. All applications shall be kept on file for the term of Council. Those applicants not appointed will be considered first in the event of a vacancy. For further information, please contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2239.

Market Season Comes to a Close The Perth Market, a combination of the Perth Farmers’ Market and the Town of Perth Crystal Palace Craft Market, operated for its final day of the season on Saturday, October 8th. It was a good season, and Palace vendors were selling items such as baked goods, wood turnings and wood crafts, handmade jewellery, lotions, soaps, art pieces, bedding plants and flowers, books, pottery and more. The Town of Perth provided musical entertainment for each Market day, from a diverse group of local musicians. Several special events and theme days were planned in 2011. Some of the more popular days included the Scottish themed Market on July 2nd, when the Provost of Perth & Kinross Scotland visited, as well as the hungry hordes with the Perth Kilt Run; and Animal Day on August 20th, with special furry guests from Countryside Petting Farm and Victory Farms Alpacas. The increasingly popular Chili Cook-Off took place on October 1st. Chili Day was organized by the Friends of the Perth Farmers’ Market, with volunteers on hand from the Perth & District Food Bank, who were the recipients of the day’s proceeds. There were nine chili’s entered in this year’s contest, including a very special secret Chili submitted by Mayor John Fenik. When the results came in, it was long-time Palace vendor John Roy who took top honours, with Debbie Roy placing

second, and Sarah MacKenzie taking third. Congratulations to the volunteers who worked hard to make all of this year’s events a success at the Market! The Town of Perth would like to thank the Executive and Friends of the Perth Farmers’ Market and their vendors, as well as our loyal craft vendors of the Crystal Palace, and the shoppers/spectators who attended every Saturday, rain or shine. We look forward to another great year in 2012.

Perth Museum (11 Gore St. East). The Town of Perth invites community members to this public meeting, where the Consultants of the project will present their findings, make a preliminary recommendation and discuss a proposed boundary area. Please RSVP your attendance to the Perth Museum at 613-267-1947.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Seasonal Utilities Operator PANEL “L” (Temporary) Contract- Five Months The Town of Perth is currently accepting applications for a Utility Operator (Temporary) in the Environmental Services Department for winter control activities, to operate equipment, and other related duties, including: • To assist with snow removal from municipal streets, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. To operate equipment used in the plowing and removal of snow and ice from the municipal transportation network. Ability to work day, evening and weekend shifts. • To respond during urgent and emergency situations within the municipality; to act as support staff to Utility Operators to rectify situations related to municipal infrastructure. • To prepare and maintain the mapping records to document completeness of activities; showing the characteristics of the systems on public and private properties. Qualifications: • G license in good standing with the Ministry of Transportation, a DZ license would be considered an asset; • Experience operating heavy equipment and/or maintaining vehicles. Experience is an asset, however, training will be provided. Interested applicants are invited to submit a confidential resume outlining their experience and qualifications to the undersigned. Applications received as a result of this advertisement will be kept on file for a period of twelve months. The position is placed on the “L” Panel (2011 hourly rate $11.57 to $13.00). This is a 40-hour per week position with evening and weekend work required. Applicants must be available for “On Call” rotations as well as occasional recalls. There are no benefits associated with this position, which is for six months. A complete job description is available upon request. Applicants with civic pride, a positive attitude and an appreciation of customer service are invited to submit clearly marked covering letters and resumes by October 20th, 2011 at 4pm to the attention of: Janice McFadden, Payroll Clerk Corporation of the Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perth, Ontario, K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 Fax: 267-5635

The season of pumpkins, apples, football, leaves and long sleeves is upon us. Fall is a time of preparation. We prepare our homes, and ourselves, for the winter to come. While we equip ourselves with rakes for the leaves and shovels for the snow, why not equip ourselves to spend a little less time out in the cold, and a little more time in the comfort of home? The Town of Perth accepts payment by pre-authorized debit plan, telephone banking, internet payments and in-branch bank payment, for both property taxes and utilities. Easy, convenient and reliable, these options are available to bring payment options to your nearest phone or computer. Payments can be made any time of the day or night by phone or internet, any time that fits into your schedule. To enroll in telephone or internet banking, contact your bank branch and they will be happy to help you set this up. To enroll in the pre-authorized debit program, you will need to provide a void cheque to the Finance Department at Town Hall. You can call the Finance Department at 613-267-3311, email treasury@ or drop by in person, for additional information. Note the following for proper set up with your bank: 1) Locate your Bank in the table below; it indicates the proper “pay to” name. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) PERTH (TOWN) – WATER PERTH (TWN) TAXES (ON) CIBC PERTH – WATER PERTH TAX TD Canada Trust PERTH (TOWN OF) WATER PERTH (TOWN OF) TAXES ScotiaBank TOWN OF PERTH WATER PERTH (TOWN) TAXES Bank of Montreal (BMO) PERTH, WATER PERTH TAXES 2) Set up your account numbers. For TAXES: Remove the first 4 numbers (0921) and the last 4 numbers (0000) as well as all hyphens to make an 11 digit number. (see example below) Roll # 0921 090-090-00900-0000 = 09009000900 For UTILITIES: Add 2 zeros to the beginning of the utility account number and remove the decimal place to make an 11 digit number. (see example below) Acct # 012345.001 = 00012345001 If you have any questions about Town of Perth tax or water billing, please contact the Finance Department at 613-267-3311.

Second Public Meeting for Proposed Heritage Conservation District A second meeting has been scheduled for the proposed Heritage Conservation District. It will take place Thursday, October 27th at 6pm at the

News from Environmental Services

Hydrant Flushing and Valve Turning Continuing until October 21st, the Town of Perth operations staff will be conducting the annual water valve-turning maintenance program within the municipal water system. Hydrant flushing takes place from October 24th to 28th. Fluctuations in water colour and pressure may result, but will only be temporary while localized operations are being executed. Please direct your enquiries at any time to 267-1072.


For 2011 Capital Works Program Wear Course Asphalt Alan Ave. (Harris St. to George Ave.) Contract # 2011-RDS-02 SEALED TENDERS on forms supplied by the Town of Perth Environmental Services Department will be received by the Director of Environmental Services, at the Town Hall office located at 80 Gore St. East, until 1:30pm local time on Friday, October 21st, 2011 for the “Town of Perth – 2011 Capital Works Program – Wear Course Asphalt on Alan Ave. (Harris St. to

George Ave.). Tenders will be opened in public at the Town Hall immediately following the tender closing. Proposed works within the contract scope will include the hot mix paving of Alan Avenue with 50mm HL3 asphalt from George Avenue to Harris Street. Specifications, Form of Tender and Tender Submission documents will be available for pick-up at the Perth Town Hall, 80 Gore St. East, on or after Wednesday, October 12th, 2011, upon payment of the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) which includes HST. This cost is not refundable. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Town of Perth Environmental Service Department 80 Gore St. E., Perth, ON K7H 1H9 Attn.: Mr. Grant Machan, C.E.T. Director of Environmental Services Telephone: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613-267-5635 Email:

Annual Leaf Collection The Environmental Services Department will be performing its annual leaf collection service during the second week of November. Precise pick-up dates will be posted in subsequent issues of The Municipal Connection.

Town of Perth receives Drinking Water System Accreditation On September 29th, the Town of Perth received confirmation from the Ministry of the Environment (Drinking Water Management Division) that it had received the Municipal Drinking Water Licence, Drinking Water Works Permit and Accreditation of its operating authority. This accreditation is due to the new five-part provincial licence for municipal drinking water systems, one of the most rigorous licences of its kind in North America. The new comprehensive licence incorporates all aspects of drinking water treatment and delivery, including a permit to take water, a drinking water works permit, an operational plan and a financial plan. The operating authority accreditation, which municipalities are required to obtain, had mandated a continuous improvement quality management approach to operations and management of their Drinking Water System. The Ontario Municipal Water Association is the voice of Ontario’s public water supply authorities. In a recent letter, Ed Houghton, President, offered hearty congratulations to the Town of Perth and its staff for such notable achievement, indicating “...this will give the Town of Perth’s residents and businesses even more confidence in their tap water.” Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to mandate a Quality Management System for municipal residential drinking water systems, and the introduction of the Municipal Drinking Water Licencing Program is one example of the measures put in place to keep Ontario’s drinking water among the most protected in the world. For more information on the Municipal Drinking Water Licencing Program, please visit www.ontario. ca/drinkingwater.

New Pathway on Craig Street nears completion The Town of Perth is nearing completion of a new asphalt pathway on Craig Street from Chetwynd Street to the new Algonquin College site. This section of pathway completes the final phase of the municipality’s construction initiative to provide a safer corridor to students and residents in the neighbourhood to travel along Craig Street. This pathway was formed three (3) metres wide to allow two-way movement on this shared use surface. Final landscaping, signage and line painting is expected to be completed in the next two weeks.

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From the onset in 1991, tourtieres made by the Great War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have been a big hit. As the 90th anniversary of the GWM Auxiliary in Perth approaches, the group celebrates the various accomplishments. In 1991, three auxiliary entrepreneurs were thinking outside the box on new ways to raise funds for the hospital. Elsie Foster, June O’Hara and Joan Weir came up with the idea of meat pies for the holiday sea-



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son. Nine pies were baked in Elsie’s brand-new oven, apparently making a big mess, but the pies turned out beautifully and were all sold successfully at the bazaar. In 1996, production was up to 150 pies and was moved to the hospital cafeteria kitchen. By 2002, that number had more than doubled and team work was implemented for more efficient use of resources. The number of pies has grown from nine in 1991 to almost 800 in 2010, and profits have grown from $50 to $4,500. All funds raised support the hospital.

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partnering with others who share its vision. The reigns are held by a volunteer board of directors with one part time staff person and a team of 45 volunteers handling the day-to-day operations. They keep their overhead low and make the best of every dollar donated. Come and hear more about this really worthy association.

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the form of a donation to the food bank. The food bank is a non-profit agency and run mainly with financial assistance and donations of food and services from our community. It works to alleviate hunger in our community by providing food and resources to the hungry, advocating and educating hunger and poverty issues and


The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) started off their new year with a bang last month. The inaugural open house was initiated so potential members could learn about this valuable club, its purpose and goals, commitments, history and successes which have largely benefited those from Perth and surrounding areas. We wanted potential members to know exactly what the club stands for and what is expected of all members before they joined. We welcome new members with open arms. A short, yet educational, address by president Anne Neil set the tone while information on high profile committee involvement as well as social activity descriptions with sign-up sheets were spread around the Royal Canadian Legion hall, CFUW’s home again this year, for its general meetings and special events. As a result of our open house, we welcomed 21 new members, most of whom were also able to join the membership potluck kick-off a week later. Almost the entire membership turned out for a fun evening, catching up with friends, paying their dues and busily selecting activities to enjoy throughout the year. One very important display on both evenings focused on the CFUW Heritage Perth

Monday Oct. 17 at the Legion, 26 Beckwith East in Perth. CFUW is happy to invite those who are interested in learning more about The Perth and District Food Bank. Nancy Wildgoose, executive director, will be discussing the food bank, its important role in the community and the great need for its myriad of services here in Perth. Admission is in


Christmas House Tour with photographs of the eight lovely houses which will be open to the general public Dec. 3 and 4. This is our major fundraiser for the year with all funds supporting our education mandate and remaining within Perth and district. Tickets are $30 and will go on sale at the end of October. As a group in Perth over the past five years, we have donated more than $58,000 in education awards to assist women of all ages to reach their education objectives for their future careers. In addition, local community donations of over $15,000 were made to The Perth and District Food Bank; Lanark Interval House; libraries in Perth, Lanark and Smiths Falls; reading programs; Youth Action Kommittee; Lanark Youth and The Heritage Fair, to name a few. On the international side, we have donated over $20,000 to African Grannies, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Zambia and also held a joint fundraiser with the Stewart Park Festival and helped to raise $5,000 for the festival and $5,000 for Nepal. We have all our volunteers to thank for this outstanding record, all of whom are committed to CFUW and its mandate of promoting quality education, improving the status of women, advocating for social justice, human rights and the environment. Our first general meeting of the year takes place at 7 p.m. on



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Go ‘pink’ in October for breast cancer awareness 2011 BREAST CANCER STATISTICS IN CANADA: • An estimated 23,200 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,300 will die of it. • An estimated 180 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 50 will die of it. • On average, 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week. • On average, 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week. For more information about Pink Ribbon Weekend or how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month contact your local Canadian Cancer Society office at 613-267-1058.

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In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Stone Cellar, Mex & Co., Michael’s Table and Maximilian Dining Lounge will help launch the first annual Pink Ribbon Weekend awareness campaign to help raise funds for breast cancer research. On the evening of Oct. 14, these four restaurants will donate a portion of their menu to the Canadian Cancer Society. “We are thrilled that these local restaurants have joined in the fight against breast cancer,� said Amanda Gifford, fundraising coordinator of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville office of the Canadian Cancer Society. “Through this campaign, we are working together to outsmart breast cancer by raising money to support leading edge research and provide local services for women living with breast cancer and their families.� Volunteers will also be stationed at Metro, Barnabe’s YIG, LCBO, the Beer Store and Giant Tiger on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16 to distribute pink ribbons to the public for a donation. Show your support by wearing a pink ribbon this October. Volunteers will also promote breast cancer awareness by providing information about early detection and prevention. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Ontario women, yet only 66 per cent of women ages 50 to 69 are getting life-saving mammograms. To increase breast screening rates the Canadian Cancer Society is asking women who are 50 to 69 to fight back against breast cancer and join the Thingamaboob ‘Pass it on’ movement by committing to get a mammogram every two years and to pass on this lifesaving message to the women in

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2011 Annual Dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 • Code’s Mill on the Park $75 (incl. hst) Social Hour 5:00 p.m. sponsored by Mike Fair Chevolet • Buick • GMC • Cadillac Ltd. Dinner 6:00 p.m. “Keynote Speakerâ€? Paul Frazer “World Class Excellence – Exploring Your Edgesâ€? Founder of Mindscape, a company dedicated to researching and sharing information on leadership and human performance. Paul is a local member of the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce. He is an executive coach and consultants working internationally. 34 Herriott St., Perth, ON, K7H 1T2 Old Firehall with Hose Tower, beside the Library

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The Surprise Raffle at our Annual Dinner has been such a huge success over the past two years that we are offering it again this year. Once again there will be “party crackersâ€? available for purchase at the registration desk. Some of the crackers will be filled with exciting prizes. As guests of the dinner you will have the opportunity to purchase a cracker with the chance of winning whatever is inside. If your business is interested in participating in this fun event by contributing to the prizes, please contact Jordan. We welcome any donation that your business would like to contribute. Thank You to those who have already donated prizes: theHumm • Cobra Pools & Spas • Ground Waves • O’Reilly’s Pub Perth & District Community Foundation • The Beach House Massage & Body Work Perth Physiotherapy • Wills Transfer Limited • Lanark County Tourism Association

The CTV2 Morning Show in Perth: If you missed the CTV2 Morning Show “Live Where You Live� on September 16, 2011 be sure to take a look at the clips that can be viewed on the Town Website. What a great opportunity for Perth!

Welcome to Perth The Perth & District Chamber of Commerce would like to send out a very special welcome to Pascale Mapleston, who has recently become the new owner of Kelly’s Flowers and Fine Gifts. We would also like to send our best wishes to Cathie and Dale McCabe. We thank you for your support over the years and wish you all the best.

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Advertising in the 2012 Visitor Guide If you are interested in having your business featured in the 2012 Visitor Guide, you must move on this now. The Perth Courier is now reserving advertisement spots for the Guide. Please remember that as a member of the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce, you receive a 5% discount on advertising in the Guide. Please contact the Perth Courier at 613 267-1100 and ask to speak to Gord Cowie, Gina Rushworth or Brenda Watson. If any member has an excess number of Perth Visitor Guides the Chamber would welcome some back. We are completely out of the Guides. That is great news but we would like to have some in the office for when visitors stop in. Let us know at the Chamber and we can arrange pick-up. Thank you.


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH Submitted by the Perth and District Food Bank The Perth and District Food Bank began serving the community in 1997 as a temporary solution to assist hungry neighbours. Over 14 years later that need for assistance continues to grow. We serve an average of 170 households per month; almost 40% of our clients are children. Clients can access the Food Bank once a month to receive a five day supply of food; this service is available to anyone living in our catchment area. We recently moved to a new location at 190 Gore St. East and formed a partnership with The Stop, a community food centre in Toronto. This partnership will allow us to replicate many of the outstanding programs the Stop currently provides. In the new year we plan to introduce community meals, classes, workshops, community advocacy, and much more. We will continue to offer emergency food hampers. We hope that the food centre will become a meeting place for all community members to sit down, share a meal, share ideas and learn. We believe in the power of food. October marks the start of our annual Harvest Campaign and we have set a goal of raising $65,000. This year as the demand for our service continues to rise, we add additional services to meet community needs, and we experience many large one-time costs to outfit the community kitchen, we are calling to you for your support.

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erth residents may be getting more of a bargain than they realize when it comes to municipal parking meters. While Perth and area drivers continue to complain about parking tickets, and the diligence of the municipal bylaw enforcement officer, they don’t realize they’ve been getting a break when they plug some parking meters with nickels. In an unscientific survey done by Perth Courier staff, it was found that all 10 parking meters tested gave extra time. A random selection of meters across town were fed one nickel apiece and the time carefully recorded by stopwatch. Only two meters in the test group came close to the 15-minute allotment. They are located on the Gore Street bridge between Mill and Harvey streets. One registered 15 minutes, 25 seconds and the other gave 15 minutes, 32 seconds. One meter on Herriott Street, just outside the municipal parking lot, gave 16 minutes, five seconds for a nickel, and one in front of Harry’s Cafe on Gore Street bettered the mark at 16 minutes, 20 seconds. Near the Perth Hotel on Foster Street, one nickel will get you 16 minutes, 11 seconds on the meter tested, and if you want to run into the liquor store on Wilson Street

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and you pick the meter tested by the Courier, you could get 16 minutes, 27 seconds in return for a five-cent investment. The last three meters tested were generous, to say the least. One, situated on North Street near Moss Motors, gave 18 minutes, 40 seconds, and one meter located in front of Ken Burns Jewellery store gives 20 minutes and 22 seconds for a nickel. The star meter of the Courier survey stands proudly — well almost; it does list slightly towards Mills China, on Perth’s main thoroughfare, Gore Street. This outstanding meter — obviously on the motorists’s side — favoured the test driver with a whopping 31 minutes, 40 seconds for one little nickel. Although the survey was random and unscientific, it does indicate that Perth motorists are getting a bargain for their money.

Conlon fundraising starts Although a total figure to be raised through donations has not been determined yet, a fundraising drive for phase one of the Conlon Farm recreation project is quickly gearing up. The first of three phases, excluding a possible community centre, is expected to cost just over $1 million. Phase one is expected to cost

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B. Bradley, assistant director, Housing Branch, Department of Planning and Development, Toronto, addressed a meeting of the Perth town council on Tuesday night on the possibility of erecting a number of low-rental houses in Perth, if there was need for such a project. It was learned when a council is of the opinion that there is a shortage of rental housing for the lower income groups in its municipality, it may, by resolution, request the federal-provincial partnership to investigate the need for such accommodation in the municipality. The cost of a public housing project is borne by the federal, provincial and municipal governments in the following proportions: federal, 75 per cent; provincial, 17.5 per cent; and municipal, 7.5 per cent. No minimum income requirement is set, but all tenant families should be able to pay a minimum of $30 per month. Allocations will be made only to families whose gross family income from all sources does not exceed the ceiling of the lower

about $444,000, and a fundraising committee has been established. Phase one could be completed and a start made on phase two during the lifetime of the current town council, which has two years left to run. Phase one calls for construction of an official Little League baseball diamond at a cost of $55,000 and the building of two soccer fields at a cost of $74,000. A mini soccer field would also be constructed at a cost of $18,500. Three rows of lights for the soccer fields are expected to cost about $40,000. A maintenance chalet will cost about $34,900. A park identity location will cost $3,700 and parking and extension roads will make up the highest cost of phase one at $169,000. Security lighting is expected to cost $12,000, and miscellaneous equipment expenses round out the cost of phase one at $36,000. The Conlon Farm area is located off Rogers Road and the municipality owns 43 acres, of which 23 acres are usable for development of the recreation area. Coun. Bill White says one of the fundraising methods which will be used is to pitch portions of the park to local businesses, industry and anyone else interested. In other words, a company may want to donate funding to

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third of the income scale.

Tuberculosis group meets A meeting of the Lanark County Tuberculosis Association was held in Smiths Falls at the home of Mr. J.O. Swan last week. Members from Pakenham, Perth, Almonte, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls attended. The president, Mr. Howard, Edwards, presided.

Sun shines on Middleville Fair The Middleville Fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, with wonderful weather, for a change. Exhibits were up in some departments such as baking, cut flowers and bottled goods, and in the livestock, horses were very good and cattle showing more interest also.

New rink planned At a meeting of the recreation committee, it was decided to erect a skating rink in the southeast section of the town if a suitable lot is available. Rinks will be located again this year at the collegiate institute, Stewart, Queen Elizabeth and St. John’s schools, but the committee felt there was a need for a rink in the east ward.

Perth police department issued a warning today to all parents of young children playing baseball and football on the town streets that this can be a very dangerous amusement, especially when traffic is at its peak and during the twilight hours. Chief of Police William Ritchie warns all schoolchildren to obey the safety rules.


Armstrong - At the Chambers General Hospital, Smiths Falls, on Sept. 27, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Armstrong of Perth, a daughter, Wendy Lou Donna. Clune - At Mount Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 5, 1961, to Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Clune (Loretto Quigley), a son. O’Connor - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 19, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. John O’Connor, twin sons. Strong - At Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Sept. 27, 1961, to Jim and Claire Strong, a son, James Richard. The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Oct. 8, 1986 as the “25 years ago” news.

purchase a baseball backstop or some lighting, rather than make a blanket donation. If a company, or two or three companies together, donated funding for the entire Little League diamond, for example, the diamond could take on the name or names of the companies. Phase two of the project is expected to include construction of a second chalet costing $34,900 and two baseball diamonds with a total cost of $90,500. The total cost for phase two is $563,300. The total cost for phase three of Conlon Park will be about $77,000 and will include construction of six horseshoe pits at an estimated cost of $14,500.

Noise petition circulates A petition complaining about noise coming from Perth’s industrial park began circulating last month among east ward and North Burgess Township residents. Described as a “droning” noise, Elaine Blier, who started the petition, says she is hoping to get a large number of signatures which will be presented to Perth council. One Perth resident complained to the Ministry of Environment last spring about the noise, but an inspector who visited during the day found nothing extraordinary about noise coming from the industrial park. However, residents say the problem occurs mainly at night, although the “droning” noise is also often heard during daylight hours. Another family, six miles away on Otty Lake, say they are bothered by the noise, and others living in downtown Perth have also complained. Larry Sparks, of C&D Batteries, said this week there may be an external source of noise.“Some noise may be coming from what is called a scrubber blower, which is part of our environmental controls located inside the plant,” noted Sparks. “There is a large external fan, which makes up part of this system.” Sparks said the fan and blower run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Housing survey underway Perth, North Burgess and Drummond Township residents will receive questionnaires in the mail this week as part of a major housing survey undertaken by the municipalities. The survey will focus on the need for senior citizen accommodation and family assisted housing, and will include an overall report on housing in the area. Two meetings are scheduled to be held with senior citizen groups.

Perth town planner Steve Fournier says some senior citizens have found questions relating to income and assets on the questionnaire to be objectionable. Fournier says the financial questions are requested by the province so the municipality can justify a need for funding from the province. “It’s truly a confidential exercise,” states Fournier, who says the questionnaires are mailed by recipients directly to an Ottawa consulting firm hired by the municipality. No municipal employee or anyone connected with the municipality will see the completed questionnaires, asserts Fournier. The results of the questionnaire completed by the consulting firm will contain numbers, but no names, he adds. The meeting will include representatives from the local municipalities, the Ontario Housing Corporation and Ed Fortier, manager of the Lanark County Housing Authority. It is hoped those with questions about assisted family housing will have an opportunity to seek answers at the meeting. The results of the survey could determine if the municipality or a private developer should pursue the building of an assisted housing project in the area. Currently, there are more than 60 assisted senior citizen units in Perth and about 40 assisted family units.


Jackson - On Sept. 27, 1986, to Rob and Donna (nee Byrne) Jackson, a daughter, Melissa Rita Ann. Keaney - On Sept. 30, 1986, to Danny and Debbie Keaney, a daughter, Meaghan Elizabeth. Raymond-Nagle - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 25, 1986, to Steve and Julie Raymond-Nagle of Maberly, a son, Justin James Robert. Rogers - On Sept. 30, 1986, to Nelson and Joanne Rogers, a daughter, Naomi Joy. Rous - At the GWM Hospital, on Sept. 24, 1986, to Don and Carolyn Rous, a son, Andrew Mackenzie. Schizkoske - At the Grace General Hospital, Ottawa, on Sept. 22, 1986, to Wayne and Barbara Schizkoske, a daughter, Megan Elizabeth. Stinson - On Sept. 16, 1986, to Glenn and Mary (nee Rutherford) Stinson, a son, Spencer James.


Tyler - In hospital, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 1986, Ernest Tyler, in his 83rd year, beloved husband of Myra Matheson. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Oct. 8, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.

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Community Calendar • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395, Lanark, will host monthly euchre at 7:30 p.m. Prizes and light lunch, all welcome.

Come out to enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing, come for the potluck dinner or enjoy both with friends and neighbours. Children welcome. For information contact Glenn Russell (613-2732571).

• SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 Sacred Heart Parish Fall Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foy Hall in Lanark. Free admission. Luncheon $7. Crafts, bake table, games and fun, including a $2,500 draw for a travel voucher at noon. St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St. Perth, will host a community dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Rideau Trail Association, Marble Rock Conservation Area, Level 2-3 (some steep climbs), 10 km trek; meet at 9 a.m. at Conlon Farm. Gas $6. The hike will be at a relatively slow pace to explore and enjoy highly varied Canadian Shield terrain, scenic outlooks, a profusion of lichens and fall fungi. Leader Susan Samila, 613-264-1196, ssamila@storm. ca.

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St. Andrew’s United Church in Lanark (115 Clarence St.) is hosting a beef dinner in celebration of its anniversary from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Gladys Billings at 613-259-5391 or call 613-259-3380.

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• THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 The Butterfly Fan Club, Perth and District Breast Cancer Support Group, meets at the Perth Family

• MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 Learn Tole Painting just in time for Halloween with Katherine Donaldson at the MERA Schoolhouse, McDonalds Corners, where you will try out the techniques on a cute young Dracula (provided). Cost $35 MERA members, $50 non-members. Material fee $8. Preregister at meraschoolhouse@bell. net or 613-278-0388. For more details check out The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 395, Lanark, will host monthly birthday party at 2 p.m. with entertainment. All musicians are welcome. Enjoy light lunch.

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BarnDoor season opens Oct. 21 If the best laid plans of mice sometimes go awry, then community theatre is even more susceptible. Working with volunteers from the community, sometimes plans don’t quite come together as hoped. After re-casting two of the roles in their upcoming fall production in the past week, BarnDoor Productions has been forced to postpone the opening of the show for one week. Free Spirits will now open on Oct. 21 and run for a slightly shortened period, with only one matinee performance instead of two. The delay will allow the new cast members to come up to speed on the show and bring a world-premiere to life. Free Spirits is a brand-new comedy, an unauthorized sequel to Sir Noel Coward’s perennial favourite Blithe Spirit and a delightful, spooky way to spend an evening leading up to Halloween. The show builds on the plot of Coward’s original, picking up the story seven years afterward and telling what happens when the characters (those who are still alive and even some of those who are not) come together again to resolve the situation left hanging at the end of Blithe Spirit. The show is very much in Noel Coward style: lots of wit, fun, a little music and

an enchanting (and enchanted) evening’s entertainment. It is a truly worthy sequel and tribute to the British master of drawing-room comedy. The community theatre troupe is able to offer season subscription this year, for the first time since leaving their long-term home in 2008. The season continues with their original 2009 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Chimes, revamped and re-staged for the larger, more technically capable Full Circle Theatre, continues in February with Not Now, Darling, a comic gem from masteur farceurs Ray Cooney and John Chapman and concludes in Apri Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, one of the most legendary plays of the last 50 years. There will also be plenty of other events at the Full Circle Theatre: internationally-acclaimed story-tellers from Two Women Productions, some of the best of the region’s community theatre troupes offering the best of their work, international cinema events, musical concerts, dance and more, as well as a couple of special surprise productions from BDP. Order tickets or for more information, visit Submitted by BarnDoor Productions


CHRISTMAS GALA New Location: Algonquin College Perth Campus Student Commons Friday, November 25th, 2011 Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Donation: $100 per person Payable to: The Perth and District Community Foundation $75 charitable tax receipt will be issued. A special room rate of $99 based on single or double occupancy has been arranged with Code’s Mill Inn and Spa for the evening of November 25th. Please advise the Inn when booking that you are attending The Perth and District Community Foundation Gala.

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Classic Theatre Festival sees major growth this year “Visitors were also impressed with many of the students who were part of the co-op program and who also volunteered as our front of house staff.” In addition to the artistic success of the summer season, the festival was also graced with an extraordinary outpouring of volunteer support. Joan Frommer, who acted as volunteer coordinator, brought in almost 60 individuals, as well as high school co-op students, who performed over 1,500 hours of volunteer time as ushers, set builders and painters, backstage dressers, and more. With the support of the Perth and District Community Foundation, the festival was also able to launch its Save-a-Seat program to open blocks of seats for individuals and families who normally could not afford to attend. Save-a-Seat tickets were distributed with the assistance of Lanark County Social Services, the Perth Food Bank, Canada World Youth, and North Frontenac Community Services, among other agencies, while tickets were also offered to First Nations evacuees who were resettled in Smiths Falls during the fires that swept northern Ontario. The Save-a-Seat program will expand in 2012, and individuals who wish to make charitable donations to open up those free seats can do so by calling Matthew Behrens, community outreach coordinator at 1-877-283-1283; ext. 3. Alternatively, tax deductible donations can be made out to Burning Passions Theatre and mailed to PO Box 2121, 57 Foster St., Perth, K7H 1R0. The festival is finalizing production rights for two new shows to be produced in 2012, and will be announcing the summer season, as well as early bird and holiday sales discounts, within the next month. Visit for more information. Submitted by the Classic Theatre Festival

Announces a 2011 Special Youth Achievement Award To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, The Perth and District Community Foundation is now accepting nominations until November 10, 2011 for outstanding young people in our community. Nominees must be 19 or younger living in Perth, Drummond North Elmsley, Tay Valley or Lanark Highlands Township. Criteria for the award include demonstrated leadership skills in volunteer, environmental or community initiatives that address the immediate needs of our communities. The application must contain supporting documentation, including a description of the activities and a minimum of two testimonials from individuals unrelated to the candidate. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to designate a registered charity of their choice to receive a $1000 grant in recognition of the candidate’s achievements.

Nominate Someone Today! The award will be presented at the Foundation’s Christmas Gala being held at Algonquin College on November 25th, 2011. Nomination Forms and Award Guidelines are available by e-mail at, by phone at 613-326-0295 or at


The Classic Theatre Festival has just announced the results from its second successful summer season of professional theatre, and preliminary figures indicate that the organization, dedicated to producing classic hits of Broadway and the London Stage, will continue to grow in years to come. The festival, which engages in intensive marketing of Perth as a tourist destination, saw a 15 per cent growth in its 2011 audience, with a significant increase in the number of visitors from Ottawa, Kingston, and beyond. With the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Tourism Event Marketing Program, the message touting Perth and the festival as a premiere summer destination was disseminated to a very wide audience. “We are thrilled that so many people are not only coming to the festival, but also eating in restaurants, shopping in stores, and increasingly staying overnight in our local accommodations,” said Laurel Smith, artistic producer. “The festival is a unique economic driver for Perth in that it is the only such ongoing event, taking place over the course of two months, that provides a steady stream of visitors throughout the summer, over 70 per cent of whom are tourists.” The move to a new venue, the wheelchair accessible Mason Theatre inside Perth and District Collegiate Institute, was also a plus. “A lot of visitors were really wowed with the lobby of the school, the Memorial Wall, the many awards its students have won, the incredible history that is part of PDCI,” said Smith, who added the festival hosted a wide range of notable visitors, from the cultural attaché and deputy ambassador of the Netherlands to the grandson of basketball founder James Naismith and the widow of one of the shows’ playwrights, Marjorie de Hartog.

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Running for a playground ROSANNE LAKE

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Alyssa O’Grady, Perth Junior B Blue Wings volunteer, sits with food collected during the food drive to benefit the Perth and District Food Bank at a previous game.

Blue Wings help community ROSANNE LAKE

The Perth Junior B Blue Wings are aiming to make every home game an event this year, with activities on and off the ice factoring into an overall fan experience – while also helping the community. Two weeks ago, the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League team was raising food for the Perth and District Food Bank, filling a bucket on the front of a machine donated for the evening by

Crains’ Construction Ltd. A Thanksgiving theme surrounded last Friday’s game against Clarence, and fans got the opportunity to participate in the team’s Turkey Bowl to take home a free turkey, donated by Brownlee’s Metro, by knocking out bowling pins. Earlier in the season, the team held an event to help raise money to assist in fighting childhood cancer. The team and staff are organizing another event to take place at the Friday, Oct. 21 game which pits the Perth Blue Wings against the Renfrew Timberwolves. See ‘Blue Wings’, page 20

The Perth Fair grounds will be a hub of activity this Saturday as runners of all ages descend on the site in an effort to raise money for new playground equipment at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Race director Shannon Baillon said the Queen Elizabeth Fall Family Run will include a one-kilometre and a 5-km race. “The 1-km loop will be around the fair ground track which makes it very safe and family friendly,� she said last week. The 5-km race will also start at the fair grounds, then do two loops of a route through town, continuing out to Wilson Street, down to Harvey Street then back up on Arthur Street and back to the fair ground track. “The race also provides the budding cross country runners at the school a practice run before the Lanark County competition on Oct. 18,� Baillon said. Everyone is welcome, she said, as participation is not just limited to those students and families affiliated with the school. “The emphasis is on fun, participation and the promotion of physical fitness,� she said. Registration forms are available at the school office and at the Running Goat on Foster Street. Race day registration goes from 8 to 9 a.m. in the school gym. Volunteers are also still needed. Anyone interested contact Baillon at

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Queen Elizabeth Public School students cheer for their classmates as they cross the finish line during an in-school, fun cross country meet last Thursday. The Family Run also serves as a good practice for the school’s cross country team, as it leads up to the Lanark County meet next week.

Perth teams tip off ROSANNE LAKE

Photo by Rosanne Lake

UP TO THE NET Perth and District Collegiate Institute senior Alex Filipoff, tips the ball over the net during the game against Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute last Thursday. PDCI won, 25-12, 25-17, 25-16.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday Monday, our deadlines were changed so we were unable to cover the Turkey Bowl in this week’s paper. Watch next week’s Perth Courier for the full story and photos.

The Perth and District Collegiate Institute Blue Devils won over the St. John Catholic High School Spartans 29-16 Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Lanark County Interschool Athletic Association senior girls basketball action. Even though the two teams hail from Perth, they seem to be polar opposites. While the Blue Devils have a young, small squad this year, the Spartans have six returning players who use their height to their advantage. PDCI’s roster sits at only seven players, four of whom are Grade 12 vets. Coach Leanne Watt said the team has been practising hard – with good results. So far this season, the Blue Devils are 3-0. Adding the most to the tally for PDCI last week, was Montana Timmons with 10 points and Ashley Bell and Emily Watt with six points each. The St. John coach Brian Gaffney said Photo by Rosanne Lake his team is made up hard workBlue Devil Hayley Williams (5) tries to block Spartan Allysa Wagner while Catherine ing, coachable players. See ‘Basketball’, page 20 Bouvier looks for a loose ball.

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Blue Wings have events on the roster this year From page 19 Julia O’Grady, head of In the Moment Party and Event Planning, who organizes the extra activities for each Blue Wings game, said that next Friday’s game will be raising money to beat breast cancer. “We’ve named the event Pink in the Rink, to symbolize that we’re raising money for breast cancer,” she said. “Our portion of the 50-50 that night will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.” She added that they will be giving out pink ribbons at the game and the players will be wearing special jerseys, which

will be autographed and given out after the game. The Blue Wings are coming off a heavy schedule last weekend playing at home against Clarence Friday night, were away Sunday pitted against Renfrew, and made the trek to Stittsville on Monday. Due to altered deadline because of the holiday Monday, results were not available at press time. The Blue Wings are on the road again this week, and don’t return for a home game until the Pink in the Rink game on Oct. 21. Be there to support the home team as well as the effort to fundraise for the fight against breast cancer.

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ALL SMILES Jessi Muus stands with her horse, Georgia, after winning reserve champion in showmanship during the 4-H Regional Grand Championship class at the Metcalfe Fair two weeks ago. Muus, from the South Lanark Light Horse and Pony Club, joined Katrina Wilson and Rachel Streekstra.

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ANYONE LOOK FAMILIAR? Janice Godwin brought in this photo hoping that someone could identify the team, or some of the individuals depicted. She was recently visiting a friend in St. Sault Marie, who originally hailed from Perth and had this photo of a Perth team - but no information. If anyone has any clues, please send a note to

Basketball starts with exciting games From page 19 “We’re considering this a building year,” he said. “Our goal is to keep getting better.” He noted the score and said that ideally, when the Spartans play PDCI again later in October, they’ll be more competitive. On the score sheet for the

Spartans, Alexandra Robert earned six points, Natalie Quinn four, and Logan Orton and Jaimee-Lynn Brankin finished the game with two apiece. Gaffney noted that Robert played a hard defensive game, too. Keep an eye on The Courier as the season progresses.

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Nov. 16 – The documentary film “From Famine to Shipwreck: An Irish Odyssey.” The Perth Historical Society is dedicated to learning about and popularizing our history. It is a forum for discussion and celebration of our rich area culture and heritage. The meetings are open to the public, on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. in the gallery of Matheson House, home of the Perth Museum, at 11 Gore St. E. in Perth. A $2 fee applies for each meeting. For further information contact Ellen Dean at 613-264-8362 or David Taylor at 613-264-0094. Article submitted by the Perth Historical Society.

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The illusive Common Good DEACON DAVID CAVALIER St John the Baptist Catholic Church

The leaves are beginning to change colours and another season is about to unfold before us, in God’s Glory… and I’m cleaning out my closet. I know, I know… that’s a spring cleaning job, but it’s never too late to spring clean. As I clean out my closet, (looking at the abundance of clothes) I am reminded that God calls us to take care of the needs of others. “He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” (Lk 3:11) The Christian Community, the Church, has come to refer to this as the ‘Common Good.’ This essentially means that the acts that are done for others do not take advantage of anyone or anything in the process. One aspect of this can be seen as an act of ‘selfless giving,’ doing something for someone without receiving anything in return. Acting in the common good or service to others is quite a simple idea or teaching, but in our sophistication, we have made it incredibly complicated to actually carry out in reality. How many street people do we pass by, ignoring the extended hand for spare change? How many strangers do we invite for a coffee or engage in conversation while standing, side by side, in an elevator? (see Mt 25:40) At the root of service for the ‘Common Good’ is a transformed heart. For the transformed heart to be truly effective there is a clear understanding that Jesus “came not to be served but to serve.” (Mt 6:24) These words indicate to us that service is for the good of others with no expectation of anything in return. He came to

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SATURDAY, OCT. 15 1-2:30 p.m. 25 TYSICK AVE. METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW on a large, well treed lot. Large kitchen/dining area with “tons” of cupboards and loads of counter space. Multi-level decks for entertaining and relaxing. Cozy up in the comfy family room on the lower level with the efficient gas stove - privacy for your guests or for a teenager on the lower level with a large bedroom & 3 piece bath – lots new ! $241,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361




SUNDAY, OCT. 16 • 12-1 p.m. $599,000 - 120 MAPLE CREST LANE BIG RIDEAU LAKE - Gorgeous Big Rideau waterfront property! Southern exposure provides sun on your shoreline all day long-beautiful level lot, gradual access into the water & your own marine railway, totally updated home including new kitchen with built-in appliances, propane range, ceramic counter top & breakfast bar, radiant in-floor heating, maple hardwood floors in din & liv rms, cut stone fireplace with propane insert in liv rm & woodstove in dining area, tongue & groove pine ceilings throughout, m/fl laundry, 2 good sized bedrms. Home theatre/family room in lower level with 92” screen, could be 3rd bedrm if needed. Trek decking & vinyl railing, screened sunrm off living rm. Triple car det. garage with 60 amp service, generator panel & 7000 watt generator included. 16X20 ft dry boathouse with attached l-shaped docking MLS# 091990802006800. Directions: Rideau Ferry Rd., to Elmgrove Rd. to Maple Crest Lane, follow signs. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

SATURDAY, OCT. 15 2:30-3:30 p.m. 2583 TENNYSON RD. - $399,000 fabulous 5 yr. old ranch bungalow located only minutes to downtown heritage Perth & minutes to Hwy. 7. Great elbow room from your neighbours with almost 27 ac. to play on. This home is in excellent condition & you will love the open concept main level plan, loads of features including hardwd & ceramic floors throughout the main level, corner firepl. & vaulted ceiling in liv. rm, lovely hickory cabinets & breakfast counter in kitchen, terrace door & pantry cupboard in dining room, main level laundry & office just off back foyer-master bedroom with 4 pce ensuite & walk-in close. Full finished lower level has lge family rm that walks outside to patio area, storage/workshop area & 4th bedroom, dble att. Garage insulated & drywalled plus separate 8x10 storage building. MLS# 091991901029650 Directions: Hwy. 7 east of Perth, right on Tennyson Rd., just past Hand’s Rd on right. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

In town, 32 Lewis St., Perth. 3+ bedrooms, hardwood floors, main-floor family room, great location, single garage, back patio and many upgrades. $269,000. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505


SATURDAY, OCT. 15 • 1 - 3 p.m. 88 North St., Perth - Fully renovated 4-5 bedroom house with 3 baths, a block from centre of downtown Perth and the golf course. New roof shingles, new flooring, new bathroom fixtures. Lower level would make a great in-law suite with kitchenette, large living area with free-standing gas stove, bedroom & bath. Bright 2 bedroom, 4pc. bath main level with large living/dining room off kitchen with built-in appliances. Two smaller bedrooms and 2-pc. bath on second level. Immediate occupancy! $199,500. MLS# 807876.






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100 ACRES $158,000 - Fallbrook, 10 minutes from Perth. A very nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with country character. Original structure has been re-framed, insulated & drywalled for year-round comfortable living. Steel roof, newer windows & doors. Large side and back yard for children, recreation, gardening & pets. Lots of parking space. New septic system. Upgraded heating, water & electical. Great for a starter home or for the growing family. Immediate occupancy. MLS# 782470. BOB FERGUSON • 613-812-8871

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCT. 16 12 - 2 p.m. 124 LAKEWOOD RD. Pretty as a picture house and property - tucked behind the trees for privacy. 2 or 3 bedrooms in total with den and family room. Walkout lower level large windows, great light. Huge screened in porch for summer relaxing. Detached double car garage and workshop for the handyman. $354,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell - 613 326-1361

The neighbour said it is the “nicest property” in BurgessWood - 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths (one with jacuzzi!) - pretty 2.81 acre lot only 10 minutes to Perth. Separate dining room, wonderful light and bright open design with elevated ceilings, eat- in kitchen that is a great gathering place, cozy fireplace in living room, lower level family room with walkout. Many updates. MLS # 786557 $324,000 Call Barbara Shepherd • cell – 613 326-1361


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